The star
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 Material Information
Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: October 26, 1995
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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12/31/99 -
1508 HWY 431-5


USPS 518-880





Safe, Fun Halloween

Alternatives Being

Planned County-wide ,

Activities in Downtown Port St. Joe and '
Wewahitchka are Being Provided for Kids

Tuesday night will be "Trick
or Treat" -night all over Gulf
County as both Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka have safe but enjo-
able activities planned for the lit-
tle children who will be out on
the street, offering to forego any.
mean tricks in exchange for a
treat or two.
In Port St. Joe, police will be
passing out 'Trick or Treat' bags
for the kids to use in the annual
parade and downtown festivities
which include soliciting treats. A
willing group of local merchants
will make their evening available
to keep the children out of possi-
ble harm's' way in the pursuit of
their activities.
6:00 TO 7:30
The Chamber and Merchants
Association have collaborated to
sponsor a giant parade of cos-
tumed marchers down Reid Ave-
nue. The parade will form at the
Apalachicola Northern Railroad

parking lot at 6:00 p.m., and
march south on Reid Avenue to
Fifth Street.
Merchants will be set up in
front of their businesses to hand
out treats until 7:30 p.m., and
the treating will be available all
evening long. Merchants who do
not face on Reid Avenue, may set i
up their center of operations any-
where on the street they wish.
The activities will be centered on
Reid only, to allow for a safer at-
I Tamara Laine, Chamber exec-
utive.secretary said there will be
approximately 35 merchants who
will be participating In the Hal-
lowe'en activities.
Wewahitchka is sponsoring a
slightly different set of activities,
but all will be geared to observing *
the one night of the year in which
the kids are allowed out of the
house after dark to perform their
tricky deeds. .
Also sponsored by' Wea-
hitchka's Chamber of Commerce
the evening will Include activities
other than the traditional Hal- me
lowe'en night observance. eve
Saturday, Monday and Tues- tac
day nights. the CCI Employee's ha
Club. in conjunction with the scd
Chamber of Commerce, is having eve
a Fall Festival and Haunted wit
House for all kids 'at the old ele- Co
mentary school gymnasium on Co
Main Street.
Saturday. the Festival will be- del
gin at 2:00 pm cst, at the gym wa
site. Activities will feature a bo
S.,dhnking-..booth and several-
games, tat
At 4:00 p.m. a costume con- Da
test will be featured with a del
$25.00 first prize given the best acc
costumed child. pri
The haunted house will open .an
to viewers at 6:00 p.m. central
time Saturday. Monday and Tues- Tu
day evenings. acc
The Chamber and GCI Erm- the
ployee's Club offers an open invi- slo
station to all children to attend all the
of these Hallowe'en events. the

Fishermen Cl

With Short Cl



Lighthouse Utilities an-
nounced late Tuesday af-
ternoon the "Boil Water"
notice had been lifted
from their system which
furnishes piped potable
water south of Simmons
Bayou. Several of the sys-
tem's mains were ruptured
during Hurricane Opal,
with several thousand feet
of main being washed
The lines have now
'been restored. disinfected
and flushed and samples
taken all along the system
to verify it is free of bacte-
ria according to Depart-
ment of Environmental
Protection specifications.
Those on the system
are urged to follow instruc-
tions which have already
been handed out regarding
procedures to follow before
using the water. If you
have not received instruc-
tions, Just turn on the wa-
ter tap and allow it to run
for five to ten minutes be-
fore drinking. Do not be
alarmed at a possible
cloudy appearance which
is caused by air in the

lines and will take a few
days to disappear.

Net Buy-Back

State Vouchers Prormi,
And Actual Checks M
Local attorney Pat Floyd told The
action suit has been filed by him on
Franklin, Okaloosa, Walton, Pasco, an<
net buy-back checks and procedures ag
Labor and Department of Environment
Fourteen fishermen are listed as plI
plains that they had their nets verified
net persons during the state buy-back
given payment vouchers from the Dep
turned their nets in, after being verified
ue of the nets by employees of the Flo:
of the Department of Environmental Pr
After several weeks had passed ti
mail that their nets had been reclassify
for one-fifth to one-sixth the amount of
notice or apparent basis, according to ]
Furthermore, a letter accompany
plaintiffs that cashing them would waiv
concerning the original voucher amoi
respond, or accept the reclassification.
Floyd said one plaintiff received an
but after reclassification was sent a
received a voucher for $22,095, yet wa
pensated at all for his nets.
Fishermen were banned from u,
Florida voters last November when
Constitutional Amendment, which wei
The net buy-back program was desi
a portion of their losses.
The fishermen named in, the suit
their nets and destroyed them, based o
then reclassified them, and left the fishe
it proposition. If they cash the check th
cation, and if they don't, many of them
up and start anew with.
Floyd said he was negotiating with t
the Governor to allow the checks to be cE
the suit is being heard in the courts. T
Franklin County Court last Thursday, C

A county bulldozer is shout
he Five Points Landfill to bi
either contract with a firm fo


wn shoving debris into a hole at the damage area or undertake the gargantuan task with
irn, The county is struggling to county personnel. The county received a temporary permit
or complete pick-up throughout recently to burn the storm debris.

Struggling With Debris

Plans To Contract Pick-Up Stalled
The Gulf County Commission snatching FEMA funds.
et in special session Thursday "If we don't. get the 25% state.
ening and Tuesday at noon to funds, the county can't afford the
ckle a few pressing issues. They .cost of debris removal from the
d cancelled their regularly budget," Yeager said.
heduled meeting Tuesday The other board members
ening to attend a dinner meeting echoed Yeager's concern over state
Lh the Wewahitchka Chamber of funding. Commissioner Nathan
mmerce at the Gulf County Peters. Jr. stated the board had
rrectional Institute. assumed that state cooperation
Picking up and disposing of would be '"ust a matter of formali-
bris created by Hurricane Opal ty".
is the main topic of concern at Yeager suggested that the
th meetings. board proceed with debris pickup,
Thursday, the board had ten- +-paying county workers overtime to
ively awarded a contract to do the work until FEMA and the
lkelth Enterprises to remove the state approve funding for the pick
bris, contingent upon FEMA up.
cepting the funding of the bid Commissioner Michael Hanm-
ce of $125.00 per ton to pick up mond (speaking to. the board via
d dispose of the debris., telephone hook-up while vacation-
As of the meeting time ingl told the board he was con-
esday, FEMA had still not cerned that FEMA may balk at
cepted responsibility of funding paying $125/ton for debris pick
e project. Furthermore Commis- up when Bay County Is paying $56
ner Warren Yeager pointed out per ton for the same service.
e state had hot agreed to assume County Administrator Larry
a remaining 25% of the 75/25 Wells added. "FEMA has ques-
tioned the price differences during
his phone conversations with
S u TSolid Waste Director Joe
Danford told the board that Gulf-
ferent than Bay County's, stating
0 that Gulf had 325 to. 400 tons of
debris spread from Beacon Hill to
a g n Pass. "A contractor would starve to
the Cape and then out to Indian
S death going from brush pile to
S brush pile at $56 per ton."
e V-A^Yeager stated he understood
S:that and didn't have a problem
se One Amount with the price as long as FEMA
didn't. "We just need to explain
uch Smaller that to FEMA."
Carmele McLemore and Jay
Star this week that a class Davis, of Dalkeith Enterprises,
behalf of fishermen int Gulf, withdrew their contract offer to the
behalf offishermen InGulfg board. "We've already tied up five
d Pinellas counties contesting days in this," adding 'we don't
against Florida's Department of have time for this." I .
tal Protection. Board Chairman Billy Traylor
aintiffs in the suit which com- told them he felt badly about the
and confirmed by experienced situation and he felt the board
program. Each of them were may have miscommunicated their
)artment of Labor when they intentions. But, the contract was
I as to type, amount, and Val- contingent upon FEMA approval
rida Marine Patrol, a division adding, "I think we all assumed
protection. the state would come through with
he plaintiffs were notified by matching funds before hand."
fled and were issued a check Following a motion by Nathan
the, original voucher, without Peters, Jr. and seconded by
Floyd. Yeager, the Board unanimously
ing the checks advised the agreed to proceed with debris pick-
'e any claims they might have up utilizing county employees and
unt, giving them 21 days to equipment until funding was
approved from FEMA and the
original voucher for $27,998, state
check for $7,996. Another SET WORKSHOP
is told he would not be com- Chairman Billy Traylor recom-
mended to the board that a work-
sing entanglement nets by shop date be set up with victims of
they approved a Net Ban Hurricane Opal, the Board of
nt into effect July 1 of this County Commissioners. and repre-
nt into effect July 1 of this sentatives from DEP and FEMA.
The session would be a question
gned to compensate them for and answer seminar to brainstorm
such things as beach renourish-
contend that the state took ment programs, debris pick up
:n buy-back procedures, and and funding.
rmen with a take-it-or-leave- The board set the workshop
en they accept the reclassifl- for Thursday afternoon, at 6:00
don't have resources to pick p.m., on November 2 in the board
meeting room at the Gulf County
the Department of Labor and IN OTHER BUSINESS
washed by the fishermen while *Solid Waste Director Joe
he suit was filed by Floyd in
October 19. (See STRUGGLE on Page 3)'

by Uncertainties Over Aid Funds

A bulldozer of C. W. Roberts Construction Company is
shown repairing a washed-out sea wall on Highway 98 near
St. Joseph's Drive this week. The portion of the highway in-
side the City was washed out in two places by Hurricane
Opal and has been closed to traffic ever since. Roberts' firm
is repairing the highway damage to 98 throughout the
county and only this week re-opened the portion which was
washed out in the Highland View area.

Saturday night [or rather Sunday morning] the na-
tion, including Gulf County, will revert back to daylight
savings time at 2:00 in the morning, after operating on
standard time since the last week end in April.
Be sure to set your wristwatch, alarm clock, grand-
father clock or sundial BACK one hour. This gives you
one more hour of sleep Saturday night which you
will give back in April when the time changes once
more to standard time.
The daylight savings time serves, to give us one
more hour of daylight each day.


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Good Idea; Bad Example L

Hunker Down with Kes

by eslyolbert
by Kesley Colbert

LOUIS FARRAKHAN HAD a worthy purpose but the wrong
attitude to put his Million Man.March over in the proper man-
ner. The march was successful enough as it was, in spite of Far-
rakhan's endorsement. Every man should have the attitude en-
dorsed by the so-called Million Man March, but it has been so
evidently lacking in our social mores the past few years, that
those who are responsible for their own lives and the care of
their families were willing to follow the lead of even Louis Farrak-
han to make things better.
Certainly nobody with any sense of responsibility at all will .
argue with the fact that Louis Farrakhan does not epitomize the
type man his march would call on all men, black or white, to be-
come. He does not reflect the type of life-style he espoused for all
black men.to follow ... or white men.., or red men .. or yel-
low men .. or brown men ...
NOBODY COULD ARGUE with the need for such an attitude
to prevail. Were it to come to be, most of our problems in this
nation would be solved. There would be no abandoned families,
causing enormous social problems. The effects would mushroom
to include a moratorium on babies born out of wedlock, crack
babies, adolescents and teen-agers thrown out on the streets to
fend for themselves, often at the expense of others. Crime, which
exists mainly to sustain such life-styles would disappear. The
billions we spend defending ourselves and having ourselves de-
fended would better be spent on more enjoyable activities or
more useful purposes such as education or health or
food .
Farrakhan came up with a good idea, but unfortunately he
has such a reputation that even the "solid rock" citizens of his
own race could not support him. If President Bill Clinton should
organize just such an event, surely even his Republican detrac-
tors would back him whole hearted. That's just how much the
majority of .,adults in this nation believe it will take responsible
actions on the part of every man to secure our future. That is
why "Promise Keepers"' is having such a phenomenal growth in
this nation now.
WITH FARRAKHAN'S IDEA [if, indeed, it was his ideal you
see literally thousands of men taking part in spite of the fact
they know the man has stood for white-hot hate all his public
life. Most of those who took part in the march, despite their mis-
givings about Farrakhan's past reputation, did so because they
realize that it, will take a movement such as this to spell the end
of the Farrakhans of this nation.

Trkickor Treat
S NEXT TUESDAY IS KNOWN as Hallowe'en. It's a day [or- eve-
ning] when the kids have their fun playing tricks, scaring others,
dressing up in costumes and generally mystifying their older sib-
lings, parents, neighbors, etc. 'Trick or Treat' will be a familiar
* greeting for most of the evening and early night Tuesday and
adults will happily indulge the kids' light-hearted threats.
Merchants of Port St. Joe are to be commended for the ar-
rangements they make to help the kids enjoy themselves on this
special night. The trick or treat program on Reid Avenue at
SdpaS.ng until.dark, the costume parade on Reid .Avenue,

living, provide ample wholesome activities. :
A SAFE EVENING FOR the young goblins will be the pur-
pose of this event, planned specially for them to be an evening
most small kids remember, much as they remember Christmas.
In the past, the merchants have been generous in their
treats, to the delight of the kids. Most parents appreciate the
Hallowe'en activities, downtown, also. It provides an event that
all the kids can participate in, without the fear of being a part of
some rowdy activity. They come with kids in baby buggies, tod-
dlers, kindergarten age on up to teen-agers. ,
This Hallowe'en observance has been very well accepted by
the parents of our community and they give. it their whole-
hearted support. ..

Where Did You Say?
ONE SUBJECT THIS NEWSPAPER hasn't become involved
in. is the disgusting circus surrounding the Trial of the Century.
or its center-piece. In our estimation, it has been one shoddy
subject for responsible journalism to waste its time. paper, or
clutter the air-ways with. With the cost of newsprint skyrocket-
ing, we can think of many other purposes for the use of that
commodity. One thing we are proud of is that if "You Know Who"
were to play the local golf course, we still wouldn't be a part of
the circus because he would probably be reported as playing a
game of golf on a course "somewhere between Panama City and
Apalachicola". For once, we would welcome being anonymous.

We're Taking Our Show On The Road

Remember last week I was
telling you how "our" new dog ab-
solutely, positively, without a
doubt could not stay-well, what
I meant to say was absolutely.
positively, maybe could not stay .

After, the second week and a%
chewed up pillow case, a semi-
destroyed couch, a slobbered all
over throw rug, a missing left
Nike running shoe, a broken T. V.
flipper, forty-five soiled towels,
and one very nervous cat with an
irregular heartbeat, Cathy decid-
ed what we had here was an out-
side dog.
"We'll buy a new gate so Na-
than can run around in the

"I don't want to buy a new
gate!" My good sense told me to
stop right there. I didn't need to
"bring up" the old gate. Cathy
was backing out of the drive in
1979-the double gates were wide
open, you could have driven a.
Mack truck sideways through the
gaping hole-she managed to
swerve at the last second and run
into the .left gate. The Florida
Highway Patrol estimated her
speed at fifty-four miles per hour
when she "took out the gate". Nei-
ther of us has mentioned it in
years. I got tired of mowing
around the remaining gate which
closed .nothing years ago and
hauled it to the dump.
"Cathy. I've had dogs for
years, good dogs, and they've
made It just fine out in the pen.
Bowser here ain't no better than
the dogs I've -"
"His name is Nathan! And
- that old pen is too confining. Na-
than needs room."

Folks, the new gates cost
ninety-one dollars and seventy-
three cents. I'm already out twen-
ty-seven bucks to get the dog out
of the pounds And we've got more
tick powder and dog shampoo
and, rubber bones and funny
shaped, multi colored biscuits .

* All this for a long-haired,
can't smell, can't hunt, ugly dog.
Seth Williams stopped by, took
one look and said,. "Mr. Kesley,
this dog is even uglier than you
said. In all the years of ugly dog
record keeping, this, one has got
to rank right up there wvith-"
Maybe I could sell tickets,... .

That crazy dog took to dig-
ging holes in the yard the first af-
ternoon we "turned him loose." I
was closing in on him with a
shovel when Jesse tackled me.
SDaddy, he's looking for moles!"
'"Where? In, China?"
"Honey, he's just a pup. Be-

sides, they're little holes."
Two days later I nearly lost
my lawn mower in one of those
"little holes." I had to lower Jess
down, he managed to get a rope
around the handle . if it
comes a big rain, we're going to
have waterfront property ....
Gosh, I hate to even tell you
about rushing in for lunch. No-
body was home and all I could
find was some hot dogs. I rolled
one up in a piece of bread. Wotst
tasting hot hog I'd ever had. But,
I was hungry and in a hurry--I
got it down. That, afternoon I
mentioned to Cathy the need 'for
some luncheon meat or a Debbie
snack-"I didn't like that hot
dog.":, .
"You didn't eat one of those
hot dogs, did you?" She was
laughing so hard, she could bare-
ly talk., Those hot dogs are for
Nathan. I don't think people can
eat them!" She rushed off to call
her sister. e
I went out on the porch to
seethe a while. "Get away from
me you crazy dog.", He moved
back a step, then.eased over and
laid across my foot. "you crazy
dog, you don't even know to stay
away-Say, what do they put in
those hot dogs?" People, I prom-
ise he looked up at me and
shrugged his shoulders. "I figure
it's rolled up soybeans, sorghum,
pulp, curds, whey and rice
cakes." He nodded his agreement.
"Bowser. I want to talk to you
about digging in the yard .. ."
I run for fun. I've tried to get
my boys to run with me with no
success. "Uh, Dad. not today.
-maybe tomorrow."
I bought my wife a bicycle so
she could pedal along.' She went
with me twice. For the last three
year s been too hot or she's fix-
ing supper or she's grading pa-
pers. .... I run by myself.
-:I was down past 10th Street
when I was hit from behind-it
took all -I could do to keep from
sprawling face first on the pave-
ment. "Bowser., you crazy dog!
How did you get out of that nine-
ty-one dollar gate? Go home! Get
:Away from me. I don't want an
ugly-dog running down the road,
stepping on my heels. ..... peo-
ple will start believing you belong
to me. Why do you think I refuse
to buy you a collar?"
That crazy dog made three
miles the first day. I had Cathy
hold him the next afternoon. He
caught up with me in front of
Frank Barnes' house. "GO HOME
We ran for a while in silence.
'You know, dog, I could wait
'til a car' comes' along and- kick
you out in the road." I swear he
looked up and grinned "I'll sho0
you.' I ran eight miles trying to
wear him down. He made every
step. This dog is crazier that I
The third day I let him lead.
"You just go-I'm right behind.
We ran again in silence. He
doesn't talk much.
"Say, dog, I'm out.well, over a
hundred bucks because of you.
(See KISLEY on Page 3)

Let'sGo Fishing

0 .

We Went, And Did It The Easy Way

LET'S TAKE A little rest from
the storm this week and allow me
to digress to another subject. It's,
.something I have intended to
write about for the past several
weeks, but because of one thing
or another, I have never got
'around to iL
First, Wayne Taylor tried to.
solve that problem for me several
years ago and handed me a wood-
en "Round Tuit" one day so I
could say I had one. It didn't
solve that ever present problem of
not being able to get around to it
I didn't know at the time why
Wayne gave the "Round Tuit" to
me. He has kind of a problem of
getting around'. to things too. Ac-
tually, I think we run about neck
and neck at not being able to get
around to anything,
I call on him fairly regular for
a little advertising message or two
he desperately needs to place in
The Star to boost his business.
There's several other people in

town who use that excuse, "I
know I need to, but I just haven't
been able to get around to it."
ting around to something .:. a
little late, but getting there never-
All this hurricane business
with its high tides and flooding
reminded me I had not yet told
you of our annual fishing trip. It's
been "annual" for the past two
years at least. Now, it has become
This year, Chuck. Guilford
came by the office to order up

some literature to advertise lhs
charter boat business ,and ho
quipped, 'Wes, which week are
you going to take that fishing trip
this year?"
To tell you the truth, I hadn't
thought of it but it seemed like a
good idea to me, so I, said. 'You
just give me a day you can go and
call me, Chuck. We'll go just any-
time.", ,
To make a long story short,
he called a couple of days later
and asked, "How about next Fri-
day?" We went.
We gathered 'up all the men
here at the printing plant who

weren't afraid of getting sea sick.
arid took off. We have a couple of'
men here who get sea sick in the
bathtub and they wouldn't go for
all the fish in the Gulf.

WE TOOK OUR preacher and
minister of music from our
church, with us,
O ur preacher, Curtis Clark,
hasn't even eaten an oyster yetl
Can you imagine that? He's a
'high lander' who had never been
on the ocean, to know whether or
not he would get sea-sick. The
minister of music, Mark Jones
[he of the cinnamon rolls] is a red
neck from Mississippi who even
had a hard time getting use to in-
door plumbing.
They 'both showed up for the
all day trip on the Gulf, in the
bright sun, dressed in an under-
shirt and a pair of shorts and the
bright pale skin just a-shiningl
This is going to be an experi-
ence, I thought to myself. Those

two are going to look like lobsters
by the time we get back.

OLD CHUCK PUT us on his
"honey hole" and the fishing went
on until about mid-afternoon,
hauling them in.
Grouper, king fish, amber-
jack; dolphin, trigger fish, snap-
per'.. we caught them all and
threw back a number which
Chuck said was too small to be
legal. They all looked legal to me.
They were big enough to bite that
I'll tell you, that's the way to
go fishing On an air conditioned
boat.., with a stove on board to
cook up a snack at mid-day...
with someone else to do the driv-
ing and maneuvering of the boat.
. television, a ship to shore tele-
phone, someone to bait our hook
and someone to take off the fish
you catch. You can't beat it! He
even had someone lined up to
clean our catch!

energetic when we went to Port
St Joe High School together,
back when it was located where
the nursing home presently sits.
He would come to school late,
almost every morning. He lived at
Overstreet back when there was
nothing but two sandy ruts from
Beacon Hill to Overstreet. His fa'-
ther ran a dairy there and he had
to milk the cows before he came
to school every morning.
Chuck joined the Army to get
out of having to get up every
morning to milk those 'cows. He
got to sleep then until 5:00 every
morning Talk about luxury! Now
he can't sleep in the morning sb
he runs his charter service. All
this, because he thought he was
mistreated having to get up and
milk cows by hand
What do they say? One man's
hard work is another's easy living
... or words to effect.

St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
Oct. 27 12:39 a.m. H 2.0 11:18 a.m. L -0.1
Oct. 28 1:29a.m.H 2.0 12:18p.m. L -0.1
AOct. 29 2:22 a.m. H 1.9 12:13 p.m. L 0.0
SOct. 30 2:15 a.m. H 1.8 1:00 p.m. L 0.2
Oct. 31 3:10 a.m. H 1.6 1:33p.m. L 0.3
Nov. 1 4:07 a.m. H 1.3 1:43 p.m. L 0.5
Nov. 2 5:23 a.m. H 1.0 1:17p.m. L 0.7
9:04 p.m. H 1,0

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Wewahitchka's Chamber of Commerce in- Secretary/Treasurer at its annual banquet
stalled Carolyn Husband as President; Jim Tuesday evening held at GCI's new meeting
McKnight, Vice President and Jan Traylor, center.

Wewa Chamber Seats New Officers

Department of Corrections
. Secretary Harry Singletary tells
CofC they intended to be good
-neighbors.- ,

(From Page 2)
Do you know any tricks?"
We were going down Highway
,98, toward Apalachicola. "Slow
down a little, dog, you're killing
I finally stopped to let him
catch his breath.
"Can you sing?"
I'm the tall one.
Bowser and Friend

Carolyn Husband, Jim McKnight, Jan Traylor Kept In Office
The Wewahitchka Chamber cleaning up tons of storm debris '""to this place. It's unfortunate we
of Commerce decided not to mess following Hurricane Opal with our must do the job we do but we
with an organization that works inmates," he told his audience. plan to do it right. We take our
Tuesday night, by naming the "Our people are a part of this job seriously and we take our civ-
same officer slate they had last community. The things which .,lc responsibility seriously," the
year to another tour of duty. make it better make our homes 'secretary said.
Carolyn Husband was unani- and families safer, better educat- .
mously selected to head up the ed, living in good, clean sur- AWARDS GIVEN
organization during the year of roundings. We want to add 'value' 'Carolyn Husband was hon-

1996. Joining her as leaders of
the Chamber are Jim McKnight,
vice president and Jan Traylor.
Nearly 200 members and
guests were present for the instal-
lation banquet Tuesday night,
held at the Gulf Correctional In-
stitute meeting hall. and listened
to an address by Secretary of Cor-
rections Harry Singletary.
Singletary told the Chamber
of GCl's Intent to be good citizens
and good neighbors of the City of
Wewahitchka, Port St. Joe and
Gulf County. "We have begun
putting feet to our promises by


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Halloween Safety Tips
The Gulf County Sheriffs Office in conjunction with The
Star Publishing Company would like to offer the following
safety Ups to help make this Halloween a safe and enjoyable
wear light colored clothing that's short enough to prevent
tripping, and add reflective,tape;
make sure children can se. well through face masks, or
use make-up;
adults should accompany young children;
go out in daylight and carry a flashlight in case of delay;
watch for traffic; "
only give and accept wrapped or packaged candy;
examine all candy before allowing children to eat it;
keep costumed children away from pets-the pet may not
recognize the child and become frightened; and,
avoid hard plastic or wood props such as daggers or
swords; substitute with fearn rubber whih Is soft and
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(From Page 1)
Danford asked that Opal victims'
throughout the county contact his
office at 227-3696 if they have
storm debris that needs to be
removed. He noted, that areas
throughout the county had dam-
age and are in need of the service.
*Danford told the board theI
county had received a special
burning permit from DEP to dis-
pose of storm debris.
*Decided to. readvertise for a
county fuel management system.
*Decided to post two prison
crew /foreman, positions as
Foreman One positions, rather
than Foreman Two, paying $9.44
to $9,74/hour.



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ored by the Chamber and vice
president Jim McKnight with the
designation as "Citizen of the
Year". McKnight cited her many
projects in which she is active
and her untiring leadership of the
Chamber and its several major
projects each year.
Gulf Coast Electric Coopera-
tive was given a plaque by the
Chamber for its activities which
had earned it the award as "Busi-
ness of the Year".
County Commission Chair-
man Billy Traylor presented Sec-
retary Singletary, the City of We-
wahitchka and the City of Port St.
Joe with a large collage commem-
orating their individual efforts in
attracting and making prepara-
tion for GCI to locate in Wewa-
hitchka. Traylor also recalled the
difficulties involved in building
the prison and getting it funded
to open, once it was built..
Traylor remarked, "Some peo-
ple definitely didn't want it here
and made that opinion known.
Now, you would have to fight
those same people in order to
move it away."
The Commission Chairman
ticked off a list of good things
which have happened in Gulf

County since GCI became a citi-
zen of the county. City Commis-
sioners Charles Tharpe of Port St.
Joe and Tony Justice of Wewa-
hitchka added their voice to Tray-
lor's in revealing the different
ways the GCI administration has
added to the 'value' of their re-
spective governments through
their cooperation.

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 4to 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.

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DAR Celebrates

Its 20th ]
The Saint Joseph Bay Chap-
ter, NSDAR, celebrated its 20th
birthday at its meeting on Octo-
ber 18 at the Port St. Joe Garden
Center. Happy Birthday was sung
and a beautifully decorated cake
was enjoyed by all who attended.
Mrs. Paul Fensom, Organiz-
ing Regent, gave a brief history of
the Chapter and stated the first
regular meeting was held or Oc-
tober 23, 1975, in the Garden
Club Center with 25 members
present Prior to the first meeting,
State Regent Mrs. Francis Camp-
bell installed the first officers and
announced the official name of
the new chapter.
From the three; possible

Final Plans
Mr. and Mrs. Carroll B. Revell
of Port St. Joe. and Mr. and Mrs.
Leroy PfeilTer of Tallahassee.
would like to announce the final
plans of the marriage of their
children, Cris Revell- and Amy
Pfeiffer, on October 28 at Fellow-
ship Baptist Church, 3705 North
Monroe Street in Tallahassee.
AlL friends and relatives are
invited to come and share in the
special ceremony. A reception will
follow in the church fellowship

names for the newly organized
Chapter-Cape San Blas, Saint
Joseph Bay and Fort Creveur-
Saint Joseph Bay was chosen by
National Headquarters because of
the historical significance of the
bay since 1492. Mrs. Fensom In-
troduced the following early offi--
cers: Mrs. T. A. Owens, Vice Re-
gent; Mrs. Charles Brown,
Recording Secretary; and Mrs. W.
B. Simmons, Registrar. The late
Mrs. Herman ,Dean served as
Mrs. James T.' Heathcock re-
ported on the seven resolutions
passed at the 104th Continental
Congress in Washington: "Preser-
Vation of Historical War Sites",
"English as the Official Language
of the United States of America",
"National Defense Through Tech-
nological Superiority", "Teaching
or Corrupting American Histo-
ry?", "Let's Uphold the Tenth
Amendment", "Beware of the Con-
ference of the States", and "Vital
Role of NSDAR in the Communi-
ty". Members were urged to con-
tact their respective members, of
Congress, urging their support of
these resolutions.
Veterans will be remembered
by the gifts chapter members are
to bring to the November 15th
meeting. .Major (U. S. Army re-
tired) Robert E. Willis will be the
guest speaker.

Blayze is One!
Destin "Blayze" Harriman cel-
ebrated his first birthday on Oc-
tober 23. He is the son of Mark D.
and Sherri Harriman.
During his "Winnie The Pooh"
party he hand-feasted upon
homemade spaghetti and his own
chocolate cake, then enjoyed his
colorful parade of presents.
This special celebration was
held at the home of his grandpar-
ents, Carl and Mae Phillips of
Port St. Joe.
Also attending were Blayze's
sister, Brittany, uncles and
aunts, Torch and Kayla Williams,
and Paula and Wetona Beasley.
Great uncles Glenn and Eugene
Wood also joined in on the fun.

Destin Blayze Harriman




Carol Sims and Dale Rhames


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OPEN Thursdaiw thru Sunday
9a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CT Call 639-9070

New Gifts:

Used Books
Children's Books
Trade 2 for 1 of
equal price
' We sell books 1/2
p .cover price

Standing left to right in the above picture are: Mrs. Paul Fensom, Registrar; Mrs. Williami Strang,
History Book Chairman; Mrs. James T. Heathcock, Membership Chairman; Mrs. Arch Gardner, Regent;
and Mrs. W. H. Howell, Jr., Vice Regent.

Not sure if a prescription is refillable, or
when you renewed it last? Our computer
has all the facts our pharmacist needs to
give you an instant answer.
He'll also check for other medications
you may be taking to give you specialized
in-formation regarding drug ,interactions.
In fact, you could say that service is the
only old-fashioned thing about us.


Two Pharmacists and Two Pharmacy
Technicians to serve you promptly.
Saveway Center Phone 227-1224

Joshua Dylan Cabaniss

Dylan Is One!
Joshua Dylan Cabaniss
turned one year old September
15. He celebrated his first birth-
day Saturday, September 16 at.
the Frank Pate Park. Helping him
celebrate this special day was his
mother, Emily, Cabaniss, grand-
parents June Cabaniss, Ben and
Jane Sherrill and great-
grandparents, Mary-lee Buskens
and Merrill and Jeanette Sherrill.
Other family members arnd
friends attended the party helping
to make the day a very special

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Auto Accidents
Work Injuies
Back Pain
Arm/Hand Pain
Leg/Foot Pain

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy E. Sims
of Port St. Joe are pleased to an-
nounce the engagement and
forthcoming marriage of their
daughter, Virginia Carol Sims, to
Dale Roy Rhames, son of Mr. and
.Mrs. Ernest C. Rhames, Jr. of
Carol is a 1991 graduate of
Port St.. Joe High School and a
1994 graduate of Haney \Voca-.
tional Technical .'Center. Shie is
.,,currently employed -by Drs.
McCormick, Dunn, and Healey in
Panama City. :
Dale is a 1990 graduate .of
Wewahitchka High School and
served four years in the U. S.
Army. He is currently employed
by St. Joe Forest Products.
Grandparents of the couple
are Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Sims of
1 ;Port St. Joe and the late James A.
Peacock of Blountstown, the late
Ernest C. Rhames, Sr. and the
late Annie Daniels of Highland
,View, the late George Dykes of
.Oak Grove and Dora Dykes of
Oak Grove.
The wedding will be held Sat-
urday, February 17. 1996 at 6:00
p.m. at St. James Episcopal
Church. All friends and relatives
are Inmited to attend.

In Appreciation
The- family of Cecil H. Lyons,
-Sr. would like to thank each one
of you for your Christian love and
sympathy shown during the loss
of our loved one. We sincerely ap-
preciate your prayers, flowers,
food, visits, calls and all the other
acts of kindness shown our fami-
ly. May God bless you all in
abundance for being so thought-
ful and kind.
"The family of Cecil H. Lyons, Sr.

Wewa Poppy Drive
The members of the John C.
Gainous Post #10069 and the La-
dies Auxiliary will be holding a
poppy drive in Wewahitchka on
Saturday, -October 28. The chair-
man of the poppy drive will be at
the Rich's I.G.A. store at 9:30
a.m., central time.

Who To Call. .
Motorists in Florida who need
to report an emergency, but don't
know the phone number of the
nearest office of the Florida High-
way Patrol, can call FHP's state-
wide emergency telephone num-
ber, 1-800-525-5555.

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"Board-Certified Specialists"
Drs. John J. Maceluch .
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arden Club To Refurbish Grounds

Several members of the Port
St. Joe Garden Club are shown in
the photo above with Roy Lee
Carter,; Gulf County Extension
Agent, as he, identifies native
shrubs -on the Garden Club
grounds at their. October meeting.
.Garden clubbers toured 1the
area with Mr. Carter as he gave
ideas and hints as to how and
what to plant about the grounds
that would require little mainte-
nance and yet be suitable for this
area's environrnenL
Everyone participated as they
questioned- Mr. Carter on how
and when to start to get the job


The club members expressed
their appreciation ,to Mr. Carter
for always "coming,through with

help and ideas and even hitch-
king a ride when your transporta-
tion breaks down to make a meet-

Heighten Breast Cancer

Awareness During October

The South Gulf County Chap-
ter of the Arimerican Cancer Socie-
ty reminds everyone that Breast
Cancer Awareness Month" is ob-
served during the month of Octo-
Women are reminded to have
regular mammograms performed

Five Study to Assist
Widowed Persons ;
Five Mexico Beach volunteers
have completed the 15-hour
study course offered by Widowed
Persons Service In Panama City.
They are now accredited to assist,
if and when needed, by widowed
or grieving persons. The trained
volunteers are Lee M. Hinman,
John T. Joyner. Helen F. Joyner,
Louise Schwelkert, and Velnia
Faye Jones.
For more information you
may call Velma Faye Jones at
648-8154 or-Louise Schwei-kert at

as recommended by a physician.
It is a picture that can save your
life Mammography expenses are
currently covered by Medicare.
Please call Phyllis Bearnan
Moore, the local chapter's new
president, for assistance at 229-
6317. ,
The chapter is currently con-
ducting its fund-raising drive
with a goal of. $4,000.00 this

GCCC Registers
Early For Spring
Early registration for the
Spring 1996 semester for stu-
dents returning to Gulf Coast
Community College will be held
November 2 and 6. Academic ad-
visers will be available in the divi-
sions from 4 to 7 p.m. Registra-
tion will be held in the
Admissions Office from 4 to 7
p.m. Registration for new and re-
turning students will be held No-
vember 7 through 21 in the Ad-
missions Office. Office hours will
be from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mon-
day through Thursday, and Fri-
" day from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Students must have a course
approval card in order to register.
Course approval cards are availa-
ble from academic advisers. Be-
tween November 7 and 21, stu-
dents need to make an appoint-
ment to see their advisors or,
meet with their advisors during
scheduled office hours. First-time
transfer students should have
-transcripts evaluated before they
meet with an advisor. For more
informant ion about early registra-
tion, call (904) 872-3892.
Wish Upon A Star
SProgram Begins
H.R.S., in Port St. Joe will
again host., the "Wish Upon A
Star" Program during the Christ-
mas season this year. Forms are
Available at the H.R.S. office to
sign up a child, family or senior
citizen for consideration for this
program. The information given
on these forms will be printed on
cards that will be placed on a
Christmas tree in one of the local
'People from the community
will have an opportunity to pick
up.'a card, purchase a gift (from
the gift suggestions and needs on
the cards), and return It to H.R.S.
The H.R.S. office Is located at
201 Monument Avenue in Port
St. Joe and at the old courthouse
building in Wewahitchka. The
deadline for accepting forms is
November 17.

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Clarence Gray is being presented with his Barcalounger
rocker recliner by Rick Taylor. Clarence Jr. is already
stakiig a claim on the chair.

Howard Miller

La'Keva Dawson
Look Who's 4!
La'Keva Slarnay DaVontay
Dawson will be celebrating her
big day on October 21 with a
sluniber party. Helping celebrate
will be her friends and family.
She is the daughter of Shirley
Dawson and Dana Freeman, and
granddaughter of Darion and
Gwen Dawson. all of Port St. Joe.
and Sharron Freeman of Tampa.



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Judy Murnan is being presented with her 16" Cram's World
Globe by Sonjia Taylor.

Our Congratulations to

these Winners!
We have had a wonderful response to our Golden
Anniversary Celebration. We appreciate our
customers and will continue to do all we can to
merit your patronage. You have made it possible
for us to be here and serve this area for the past 50
years. .
Many are finding it advantageous to shop with an
independent business where everyday prices are
very competitive and often below the competitors
"SALE" prices. If you are like most people who
honestly shop quality, service, and price St. Joe
Furniture and the Rug Room is the place for you.
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Mayor Frank Pate (seated) recently signed a Proclamation declaring October 28 as "Make A Differ-
ence Day" in the City of Port St. Joe. In doing so, he joins member of Port St. Joe High School's
P.O.P.S. Club in their goal to build self-esteem, positive attitudes, and pride in their community.
Saturday,, in observance of "Make A Difference Day", club members will be in downtown Port St.
Joe reminding citizens of the dangers of drinking and driving. Standing, left to right, in the photo
above are: Shana Hammock, Misty Pate, Dorothy Mullis, Robbi Funderburk, Rene Weeks, Karen Thom-
as, and Michelle Martin.


James H. Howell
James H. (Jim) Howell passed
peacefully in his sleep Friday, Oc-
tober 20, following a courageous
five-year battle with cancer. His
positive attitude was an Inspira-
tion to all who knew him.
A native' of Port. St. Joe, he
had been a resident of Pensacola
for 15 years, employed at Cham-
pion International Paper Compa-
ny as an industrial controls tech-
A U. S. Navy veteran and an
aviation enthusiast throughout
his life, he collected aviation me-
morabilia and for many years
bought and rebuilt airplanes as 'a
hobby. He was a member of the
national and local Experimental
Aircraft Association and attended
the annual E.A.A. "Fly In" at
Lakeland. Jim was also an avid
jazz fan and was a member of the
Pensacola Jazz Society for many
He was preceded in death by
his father, William H. Howell. Sr.
and his mother, Calla Howell
Smith, both of Port St. Joe. Survi-
vors include his wife, and best
friend, Carol Reynolds (C.J.) How-
ell of Pensacola; two step-
children, Billy (Laurie) Reynolds
'of Mobile., Alabama., and Torqy
[(James) Crumpton of Elberta, Al-
.abama; two step-grandchildren.
Lindsey and HeldI Reynolds of
Mobile 'and Jason Crumpton of
Elberta; one brother, Billy (Nancy)
Howell of Port St. Joe; two sisters,
Edwina (Raymond) Lawrence of
Port St. Joe, and Gwen Birath of
Spartanburg, South Carolina;
and a very special niece, Midge
Stevens of Port St. Joe.
Visitation was held Sunday at
Eastern Gate. Funeral Home in
Pensacola. Funeral services-'were
held Monday at the Comforter Fu-
neral Home Chapel, conducted by
Rev. J. C. Odum. Interment fol-
lowed In the family plot in Holly
Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.

Floyd Campbell
Floyd Campbell of Port St.
Joe passed away Thursday eve-
ning, October 19 in Gulf Pines
Hospital following an extended ill-
ness. She was a native of Ala-
bama and came to Port St. Joe in
1944 with her husband, the late
Henry Campbell, owner of Camp-
bell's Drug Store. She was an. ac-
tive member of the First Presby-
terian Church for over 40 years.
Survivors include two daugh-

ters and sons-in-law, Billie Jean
and Carl Guilford of Overstreet,
and Carlene and Billy Gaillard of
Melbourne Beach; seven grand-
children; nine great-grandchil-
dren; and several nieces and,
Graveside funeral services
were held Tuesday at Holly Hill
Cemetery, conducted by the Rev..
J. C. Odum. Interment followed.. 7
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.

Overstreet V.F.D. Did You Know...

Hosts Community
Halloween Party
The Overstreet Volunteer Fire
Department and Ladies Auxiliary
will hold its annual Halloween
party on Saturday, October 28th
at 7:00 p.m., E.D.T. at the fire
There will be a costume con-
test, games, a haunted house,
prizes and candy. Everyone in the
Overstreet area is invited to at-
tend and enjoy the food, fun, and

Free Eye Screening
for Seniors, Age 60+
, there will be a free eye
screening on October 26th at the
Wewahltchka Senior Citizens
Center starting at 10:00 a.m.,
central time.
This screening is free to the
public for anyone age 60 or over.
For -more information call 639-
9910 and ask for Faye Daniels.

Campground memberships
meet the needs of a lot of people;
but before buying into one, think
about whether your interests or
life circumstances might change.
Memberships are usually for
life, and costs go beyond the iii-

tial $3,000 to $10,000 purchase
price. There are usually annual
dues of about $250 to $350, and
you still have to pay nightly fees
to stay at the campgrounds.
You can resell your member-
ship, but most memberships
don't resell for as much as the
original purchase'price.

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P. D. Harvey
Pryor Dunning Harvey, 87, of
Panama City died Wednesday,
October 18 at the National
Healthcare Center in Panama'
City following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Harvey was born December
4, 1907 in Donalsonville, Georgia.
She had been a resident of Pana-
ma City for the past 15 years,
moving there from Port St Joe.
She was a retired school lunch-
room worker, a member of the
First Baptist Church of Panama
City and a member of the Rebe-
kah Lodge.
Mrs. Harvey was preceded in
death by her husband, Harris
Graham Harvey. She is survived
by two sons, H. Graham Harvey,
Jr. of Panama City and David
Harvey of Wewahitchka; a daugh-
ter, Dorothy H. Rogers of Green-
ville, South Carolina; three broth-
ers, Curtis Dunning of Donal-
sonville, Georgia, Charlie Dun-
ning of Blakely, Georgia, and
Thomas Dunning of Miami; nine
grandchildren, Lisa Gilbert, Lau-
ra Rogers and Mark Rogers, all of
Greenville, South Carolina; Mike
Rogers of Atlanta, Georgia, Sheila
Parrish of Italy, Mitchell Harvey
of Port St. Joe, Lindsey Harvey of
Wewahitchka, and Ted Jones and
Andrea Boe, both of Panama City,
also, six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
Saturday, October 21 with Rev.
Johnie McCurdy officiating. Inter-
ment followed at Open Pond Ce-
metery in Jakin, Georgia.
All services were under the
direction of Ivey Funeral Home,
Inc. of Bainbridge, Georgia.

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PSJ Elementary Fall Festival Poster Contest Winners
Kindergarten (top left photo)-Kathryn Arnold, first place; Jordan Paul, second place; and Saman-
tha Layfield, third place. First and Second grades (top center photo)-Katie Hoffman (2nd), first place;
Jessie Weimorts (2nd), second place; and Matthew Dodson (1st), third place. Third and Fourth grades
(top right photo)-Charla Atkins (3rd), first place; Preston Wigsten (4th), second place; and Rebekah
Farmer (4th), third place. Fifth and Sixth grades (lower left photo)-Lisa Curry (6th), first place; Pat-
rick Fitzgerald (5th), second place; and Amanda Matthews (6th), third place.

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This column is provided as a-service of the Gulf County Guidance Clinic. Inc, a professional counsel.
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vices. /

Dear Counselor:
Help! Every night it's the
same thing. My child and I fight
over homework. I dread to see the
evening come because I know
there will be arguing and fussing
about her homework. I resent
having ever' evening taken up
withlfbioolworkI Do yu have any
suggestions?. t...,
Frazzled Father
Dear Frazzled Father:
Your letter doesn't mention
what grade your child is in or if
there is any one particular subject
she is having problems- with.
Therefore., I'll give you some gen-
eral Ideas for surviving homework.
Find the rght place for home-,
work, one thit is comfortable for
your child. Mitke sure your child
has all the materials necessary for
the assignment. Teach your child
to organize her assignments by
importance. Examples of this are:
1. Make a list assignments..
2. Make sure 'the child brought
home the necessary books,
worksheets, etc.
3. Break longer tasks into smaller
4. Check to see what other tasks
the child has to do which need
to be Included-long term
assignments or upcoming
5. Have her decide what order she
will complete the work. Beginr-

,ning and ending with "easy"
assignments helps.
It's your child's responsibility
to do the homework, not yours.
You can help by supervising.
Discuss the assignment with the
child to make sure she under-
stands what she is supposed to
do. and guide.her-as-she.does-the...--
first one or two items. Then let her.'
do the rest more or less by herself.
You may want to check for neat-
ness or accuracy.
Keep in mind that homework
is to give a child independent
practice with h skill they have
already been taught If your child
seems to be spending too much
time on homework even though
she is successful at it, you might
want to discuss it with the teacher
and seek a reduced workload.
Above all, keep a positive and
supportive attitude on homework
and school in general.
Gloria Dumas. M.S.,S.S.P.
School Psychologist
Note: Please address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor. 311 Williams
Ave.. Port St. Joe. FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to

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Travel to Bristol Friday Night to Battle for District Championship Against Liberty County

Follow all the directions on your prescription package for
they are there for important reasons. The label will tell you how
IA -and when to take the medicine and how much to take.
Sometimes it will tell you how to store it, what to do if you need
more, as well as anything else your physician thinks you should
know. Never keep a medicine bottle that does not have an
instruction label.

Hunter Education Course

Is Offered In Wewahitchka

The Port St. Joe and Wewa-
hitchka High School cross-
country teams ran last Saturday
in the 19th Annual Eagle Invita-
tional held at Okaloosa-Walton
Jr. College in Niceville. The Gulf
County teams ran In the Division
II race which was comprised of
2A and 3A schools as well as the
junior varsity teams from the 4A.-
6A schools.
Girls Competition
In the girls race there were
approximately 100 runners from
14 schools= participating, with 10
scoring, as a team. Pensacola
Catholic won the race with 46
points followed by Jay (75), Ma-
clay (92), and Wewahitchka fin-
Ishing fourth with 101 points.
Wewahltchka's Holly Atkins
finished ire first place, covering
the two-rmle course in 12:28.
Other finishers for the Lady Ga-
tors' were: Stephanie McDaniel,
16th place '(13:21); Renee Ardire,
22nd (13:33); Crystal Collins,
23rd (13:34); Sarah Bailey, 39th
(14:06):; and Jennifer Nelson,
52nd (14:33).
Boys Race Results
In the boys race, 150 runners'
from 19 schools participated. The
top team was Pensacola Catholic
(ranked #one in class 3A), placing
first overall with a scoreof ,46
points. They were followed byWe-'
wahitchka who finished second
with 65 points. Rounding out the

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top three was Port St Joe with
121 points.
John Berosett of Pensacola
Catholic was the first individual
finisher, covering the three-mile
course in a time of 16:17. Luke
Taunton of Wewa placed second
with a time of 16:29, followed by
Germaine (16:42) and Gabe Clark
(16:45) of Port St. Joe who fin-
ished in third and fourth places,
Other Gulf County Finishers
Other finishers for the Wewa
Gators were: Lee Linton, ll.th
(17:12); Brent Kilgro, 14th
(17:26); James Taunton, 15th
(17:29); Jay Laster, 23rd (17:45);
Adam Taunton, 33rd (18:13);
Josh Taunton, 43rd (18:38); and
Chris Edwards, 50th (18:58).
Four junior varsity, boys also fin-
ished the race for the Gators.
They were Jeremy Sams (22:15),
Pete Taunton (22:21), Billy Vas-
quez (24:40) and Eddie Vasquez
Other members of the Shark
team who competed in the meet
were: Chuck Debates, 35th
(18:19)4 Matt Dixon. 37th (18:24);
Jonathan Stripling, 42nd (18:37);
Chad Thompson, 54th (19:05);
Eric Sellers, 73rd; Clay Small-
wood. 114th (21;30) David Van-
Wert. 134th' (23:03); Travis
Wright, 136th (23:27); and Adam
White, 149th (30:56).
Receive Special Awards
There were a number of spe-
cial accomplishments recognized
for the Gator and Shark thin
clads in this race. Wewa's Holly
Atkins was named the outstand-
ing sophomore runner, James,
Taunton was named the out-
- standing freshman runner, and
Luke Taunton, was named, the
outstanding sophomore runner.
Germaine Clark 'of Port St. Joe,
received the outstanding junior
award, giving .Gulf County three
out of the four class awards giv-

Upcoming Meets
Both .of these teams will be
competing next on Saturday, Oc-
tober 28, in the Wewahitchka
High' School Invitational, begin-
ning at 8:30 a.m., C.D.T., at the
Taunton Family Children's Home.
This will be the last regular
season meet for the Purple Pack
of Port St. Joe. They will next
race in the District I-3A Champi-
onships on November 9 at Oka-
loosa-Walton Community College.
At this meet four teams will be
competing for the two state quali-
fying spots.

Wewahitchka (7-1) rushed for
329 yards to beat Carrabelle 39-6
and remain unbeaten in District
Two Class AA Friday night. The
Gators' win sets up a district
championship showdown between
them and Liberty County this
Friday night in Bristol.
A win Friday would earn
Wewahitchka the district title,
while a loss would force a three-
way tie between Greensboro.
Liberty County and the Gators.
"We can control our own des-
tiny with a win next Friday night,"
Coach Wayne Flowers said after
their victory over Carrabelle.
David Hysmith. who rushed
for 100 yards or more for the sixth
time this season scored on a five
yard run midway through the first
quarter to put the first Gator
points on the board.
Danny Voyles capped a 10
play drive late in the quarter with
a five yard plunge of his own to put
Wewa up 14-0. Ike Mincy carried
the ball for 53 yards on four car-
ries in the first quarter, setting the
table for both Gator scores in the
The Gators scored two more
touchdowns- before the half, on
runs of five- and one yards by
Hysmith and quarterback Matt
Kearce, to take a 26-0 halftime

Sean Bailey's four yard run
early in the third quarter made it
33-0 for the Gators, and David
Hysmith scored his third touch-
down of the game with a four yard
run as time expired in the third
Wewahitchka played mostly
sophomores and freshmen in the
fourth quarter as they cruised to a
39-6 district win.
The Gator defensive unit shut

Matt Kearce completes this
pass for one of his 10 comple-
tions for 110 yards.

down the Carrabelle Panther
offense, dominating the line of
scrimmage while allowing just 38
yards rushing to the Panthers.
Justin Jackson led the unit with
nine tackles. Adam Ake closely fol-
lowed with eight. Danny Voyles,
Ike Mincy and Donnie Daniels had
six tackles each.
Rodney Small had one. inter-
ceptibn for the Gators. -
David Hysmith carried the ball
15 times for 100 yards. Sean
Bailey had nine carries for 69
yards, Ike Mincy, five for 61,
Danny Voyles,' four for 42, and
Randall Holden, four for 26 yards.

Gator running back Ike
Mincy had 61 yards on the
Friday night's battle for the
district title between Wewahitchka
and Liberty County will be played
in Bristol at 6:30 CDT.
Score by Quarters:
Wewa 14 12 13 0-39
Carrabelle 0 0 6 0- 6

First downs
Rushing yarc
Passing yard

David Hysmith had another
100 yard rushing game.
Kearce completed 10 of 17
passes for 110 yards, and fresh-
man Champ Traylor was three for
five for 14 yards. Andrew Williams
had four receptions for 43 yards,.
Tranum McLemore had four for 42
yards, and Hysmith, one for 22

Buddy Ake (56) and John Gibbs (79) put defensive pressure on the
Panthers' backfield during Friday's football game.

COunty Cross Country Teams

Run In Eagle Invitational

The Florida Game. and Fresh
Water Fish Commission is offer-
ing a hunter education course in ;r
Gulf County. Hunters preparing
for the upcoming seasons should
remember that youngsters born
on or after June 1, 1975 are re- ',
quired to pass a hunter education
course,before going afield in Flori- }
The course will be taught Oc-
tober 30, November 2 and 3 from
6 to 9 p.m. and November 4 from
8 a.m. until 5 p.m. (CST) at the
Community Center located at 210
East Third Street in Wewahitch-
ka. This course is being offered
by the GFC in conjunction with
the. Gulf County Cooperative Ex-
Attendance is required at all
four class sessions in order to
complete the course.
The Commission offers the
course free of charge and satis-

factory completion ,of Florida's
program meets the requirements
of all other states and Canadian
provinces where this type of
training Is required.
The 16-hour course .provides
training in safe gun handling
techniques, firearm and ammuni-
tion nomenclature, gun and
hunting laws, wildlife identifica-
tion and management, Wilderness
survival and first aid.
In addition, instructors teach
the basics of hunting with arch-
ery and muzzle loading firearms
and hunter ethics and responsi-
Persons interested in attend-
ing this course are asked to call
the GFC's Regional office in Pana-
ma City at (904) 265-3676. For
more. Information, contact the
Gulf County Cooperative Exten-
sion Service at 639-3200.

i Tews On Dental fHealth

Let's clear it up onc
for all. Whatis the diffe
between, a crown, cap
jacket? There is no
ence. They're just dif'
names for the type of re
tion that completely
rounds a tooth.
Several types of ma
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Perhaps the most- app(
aesthetically is the por
jacket, which is 100% |
lain and can look abso
The strongest typ
crown is all gold, but i
obvious cosmetic draw
when used in the front (


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,rence for strength and, beauty is
, and porcelain fused to a gold or
differ- one of the newer metal back-
ferent ings. It is usually indistin-
stora- guishable from the all-
sur- porcelain jacket.


)e of
it has
of the

Another two alternatives
are the all-plastic crown and
the gold crown with a plastic
front. While these can be
aesthetically acceptable, the
plastic can wear out and dis-
color with time.
Prepared as a public ser-
vice to promote better dental
health. From the office of
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Sharks Travel

to Monticello

for Dist. Game
The Sharks 3-3 overall and 1-
0 in district play will travel to
Monticello Friday night, to face
their rivals, the Jefferson County
Tigers. Game time will be at 8:00
p.m. EDT. District Two 3-A is
composed of Blountstown; Florida
High, Havana, Port St. Joe and
Jefferson County. Last Friday
night the Jefferson County defeat-
ed Blountstown.

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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 pay
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Good moral character Paid holidays
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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
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SJudge Moore Discusses Need For Judicial Changes

Tells Rotary Club Provisions For Most So-Called Flaws Are Already In Systems

Should there be a reform of
the court system of our nation, in
light if recent legal events? Judge
Robert M. Moore told the Rotary
Club at their regular meeting last
Thursday, that, in his opinion,
they are not needed.
Moore said, "The Judicial sys-
tem already contain the mecha-
nismns to prevent such circus-like
events from happenings as have
happened in such high profile
trials in the past few years."
The speaker said the nation's
trial Judges have complete control
in their courtrooms, "if they
choose to assume it They don't

have to turn the performance of
the court over to the defense, or
prosecution lawyers. In most cas-
es where the trials have turned
into something other than what
they should be, the Judge has al-
lowed the lawyers to take over the
direction of his court."
Moore appealed, "Let's just do
a better job with our present legal
system." He stressed the fact that
it was a judge's decision to allow
cameras in the court room.
It was a judge's decision to al-
low more than two attorneys for
both sides in the court room.
"Someone can have 100 attorneys

to try a case, but all but two
should be in an office downtown
and only confer with the trial law-
Judge Moore said some sug-
gestions for change to the judicial
system should be looked at but
carefully weighed before any
changes are made.
"One such suggested change
is the matter of allowing for a less
than unanimous jury decision !to
convict." He said that presently,
in all states but two, it takes a
unanimous decision to convict,
resulting in decisions which all

jurors might not agree as to being
correct but not being proven by
the lawyers arguing the case.
'What is a reasonable
doubt?" Moore asked. "At what
point does doubt become reason-
able? A good jury arrives at this
decision and casts its verdict ac-
He told the club that Oregon
and Louisiana have systems that
convict on 10-2 jury counts.
"Most all nations that use a jury
system, demand a unanimous
r count of the jury to convict,"
Moore said. He told of a few that
dilute this decision somewhat.
One even convicts on an 15-8
'The point of this discourse is
to cause you to give very serious
consideration to any attempt to
'change the judicial system. It has
served us well over the years. Any
change may wind up being to our
detriment," he concluded.

Judy Corbus, Multi-County Home state? Anyone doing home repairs
Economics Extension Agent in Florida must be licensed by
the state.

Now that Hurricane Opal has
passed, it is time to clean up and
repair. This is a difficult period
and one when over-stressed
homeowners often fall victim to
unethical repair people.
Here are some ways to pro-
tect yourself:
*Before having any work done
on your home or property, know
the person with whom you are
*Are they licensed by the

*Ask for proof of liability in-
surance. Without it, you could be
sued by the worker in case of an
*Before any work begins,
have, a written' and signed con-
tract. Make sure ALL details of-
the job are clearly spelled out.
. Your >contract should state
both a beginning and a comple-
tion date for the job.
-Make sure you have proof of
the mailing address, telephone

In 'the reorganization of
U.S.D.A. the A.S.C.S. Agency was
renamed Farm Service Agency.
(F.SA.). In the reorganization the
committee structure and methods
of election was changed. In multi-,
county F.SA offices there will be
only one committee to service the
F.S.A. office, currently there is a
three member committee for each
county served by the county of-
fice lThe new F.SA.A Committee
may consist of three or fve mem-:
bers. The new structure of the
Calhoun, Franklin, Gulf, Liberty;
F.S.A. Conumittees has five mem-

bers, three from Calhoun County,
one from Liberty and one for
SFranklin and Gulf Counties.
Eligible voters are .now being
asked to nominate by petition a
person that they wish to be
placed on the ballot for their com-
munity. There is no limit to the
number of nominations that can
be submitted. The petition signed
by three eligible voters is needed
'to nominate a farmer candidate.
Nominations must be submit-
ted by eligible voters for a person
residing in the respective commu-

number, and physical location of
the business doing the work.
*If someone comes to your
home asking for work, you have
three working, days to cancel
any agreement you make with
*If you call to cancel a job, it
is smart to follow up with a certi-
fled letter sent "return receipt re-
*Never pay for work before.it
is done. Never give workers mon-
ey to buy supplies unless you
know them well.,
*If supplies must be pur-
chased ahead of time, buy them
and bring them home yourself.,
.Never sign a completion
statement until all work has been
satisfactorily finished.
*If you're paying on credit,
know all the loan details and be
sure that all contract blanks are '
filled in before signing. Be aware
if lien a is being placed against
your home.
For more hurricane recovery
information, contact, the Gulf,
County Extension Office at (904)
Judy Corbus is the Multi-County
Home Economics Extension Agent with
the University of Florida Gulf County.
Cooperative Extension Service. The
Cooperative Extension Service provides
educational Information and other ser:
vices to individuals without regard to
race. color, sex, age. handicap, or na-
tional origin.


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Apalachicola's 32nd Annual Seafood Festival Honors A Troubled Trade

For Three Full Days, November 3-5; In Spite of Natural Obstacles
Sharpen those shucking into Apalachicola are fine. High- mous for his performance in five --termining the shucking winner, (some 80 are expected) and pick-- whole
knives and belly up to the sea- way 65 is clear and traffic is Burt Reynolds movies including the annual oyster eating contest up those items they had decided ranging
food bar-the 32nd Annual Flori- smooth. Highway 98 west re- Gator and Smokey And The Ban- will be held. Again, about a half- to "think about." clans.
da Seafood Festival scheduled for ceived damage in the Port St. Joe dit. dozen folks will vie for top hon- There will also be several in- from t
November 3 5 in historic Apa- area, but has remained open with FREE OYSTERS ors. For 15 minutes they will formational type booths set up on da. T
lachicola is gearing up to be the inconvenience of two problem This year's festival will also shovel down dozens of previously festival grounds so you can gain a into t
North Florida's biggest maritime sections--one requiring a detour feature FREE oysters! Each adult shucked oysters. greater knowledge about the area Th
event of the year. This, despite re- and the other with one lane of paying admission on November 4 _There is really only one real and about the fabulous seafood 4 p.m.
cent Hurricane Opal, which traffic. Those festival attendees will be providedwith voucher rule. The oysters must be re- available. encou
caused some minor water and who plan to travel along east U. for a FREE dozen of half shell oys- tained. Front row seats are still Starting about noon, Elmer ty of
wind damage to this coastal com- S. Highway 98 between Carra- ters. ,,,h .. h,, T available! Rogers begins introducing a Count

munity in early October.
Organizers of the state's larg-
est and oldest maritime spectacle
say plans for the event, which an-.
nually draws crowds of more than
15,000 (10,000 for the big Satur-
day program), have not been sig-
nificantly affected by Hurricane
"We had some road damage.
particularly to U. S. Highway 98
between Carrabelle and Eastpoint
which may take most of October
to fix and there were some private
beachfront houses with structu-
ral damage but we were generally.
lucky," said Alan Pierce, Franklin
County Emergency Management
Coordinator. :
County officials say that two'
of the three major arteries leading

belle and Eastpoint might best be
advised to check the local sher-
iffs office (904-670-8500) for up-
dated road repair information as
traffic is currently being rerouted
away from this stretch of high-
This year's Florida Seafood
Festival will feature five time
Grammy Award winner Jerry
Reed who will perform many of
his more than 20 top ten singles
including: Amos Moses, When
You're Hot, Guitar Man, East-
bound and Down, Thing Called
Love, U. S. Male, She Got The
Goldmine, The Bird, Gator, Geor-
gia Sunshine, Patches and many
more. A member of the Georgia
Hall of Fame,. Jerry is also fa-

Notice is hereby given that the 1995 Tax Roll has
been delivered by the Gulf County Property Appraiser
to the Gulf County' Tax Collector. The 1995 Tax Roll is
open for collection beginning November 1, 1995.
The, Tax Collector's office is located in the Gulf
County Courthouse, Room 100, 1000 Fifth Street, Port
St. Joe, Florida. Office hours are 9 a.m. 5 p.m., Monday
through Friday except holidays. The mailing address is
1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Real and personal property taxes will be collected as
levied by the following taxing authorities:
Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
Gulf County School Board
Northwest Florida Water Management District
City of Port St. Joe
City of Wewahitchka
St. Joseph Fire Control District
Tupelo Fire Control District'
Howard Creek Fire Control District
Q.erstreet Fire Control District
4% discount on payments made during the month of November
3% discount on payments made during the month of December
2% discount on payments made during the month of January
1% discount on payments made during the month of February
Payable without discount during the month of March
Taxes delinquent April 1
Eda Ruth Taylor, Tax Collector
Gulf County, Florida
Telephone (904) 229-6116
Itc 10/26/95

ters are being provided, shucked
and served by the Apalachicola
Bay Oyster Dealers Association.
The 32nd Annual Florida
Seafood Festival lineup of enter-
tainment and events will be as
Friday (November 3) is gen-
erally regarded as the day for "lo-
cals" to roam Battery Park. Gates
open at noon and there is no ad-
mission charge. Booths are set up
and musical entertainment starts
about 4 p.m.
At 5:30 p.m. the reigning
King Retsyo (oyster spelled back-
wards) and Miss Florida Seafood
arrive for official opening ceremo-
nies. Their vehicle is the National
Historic Landmark Governor
Stone, the oldest active sailing
vessel in the deep south. Music
resumes following the ceremony.
Saturday (November 4) is
the really big show.
The Red Fish Run kicks
things off at 8 a.m. Potential con-
testants can register starting
about 7 a.m. at the historic Gib-
son Inn at the foot of the John
Gorrie Bridge. Some spectators
then move on to Avenue E (High-
way 98) for the annual 10 a.m.
Meanwhile, the gates at Bat-
tery Park on the banks of Apa-
lachicola Bay, will have swung
open at 8 a.m. and many will
have entered. Admission is $5
and youngsters under 12 get in
Such a deal!
Would you like to pick up a
bargain while you're at the festi-
val. The Apalachicola Bay Cham-
ber of Commerce- is sponsoring
an auction starting about 11 a.m.
Saturday in the park. Some great
deals can be had.
Wade Clark Auctions is han-
dling the chanting chores while
chamber members will assist.
Apalachicola is encompassed
by an area managed by Apalachi-
cola Estuarine Research Re-
serve-the largest reserve In the
nation. Among those some
200,000 estuary acres are the fin-
est oyster beds in the world. They
produce the world's greatest oys-
Starting about 1:30 p.m.
about a half-dozen of the most
prolific oyster shuckers in the na-
tion will take the stage for the an-
nual "shuck-off". The winner
earns the right to advance to the
nationals the following October.
So, while the judges are de-

You say you can down 10
dozen bi-valves in a single sit-
' ting? Don't bother entering.
Twenty dozen? Now you're getting
in the ballpark. The winner or
winners (last year there was actu-
ally a tie for first place) will likely
down some 250 to 300 oysters in
the allotted time.
If you feel you have the cre-
dentials to compete in one of
these contests, contact the festi-
val information booth manned by
the good folks of WOYS-Oyster
Appropriately, all eyes now
turn to the water. The colorful
"Blessing of the Fleet" begins
about 4 p.m. Dozens of vessels of
every conceivable configuration
will pass by a Coast Guard Cutter
and receive the blessing of a half-
dozen clergymen. King Retsyo
and Miss Florida Seafood will also
be on hand.
Following the Jerry Reed per-
formance, festival goers will be
treated to a short, but powerful,
fireworks display.
After the fireworks some will
continue strolling the park-
enjoying some outstanding sea-
food and other goodies. Other die-
hards will head for the venerable
Ft. Coombs Armory in historic
downtown Apalachicola. Some
250 folks are expected once again
to dance the night away at the
annual King Retsyo Ball.
Arise early on Sunday morn-
ing and you'd never know there
was a festival going on. It's as
peaceful and serene as ever in the
community of 3,000 folks.
Folks begin stirring about 9
a.m., about the time the gates are
opened at Battery Park. There's
no admission charge and not a
whole lot of planned activities go-
ing on until noon. But lots of visi-
tors feel this is the prefect time to
stroll the arts and crafts exhibits

host of spiritual performers
ig from vocalists to musi-
Individuals and groups
throughoutt Northwest Flori-
he program continues on
ie afternoon.
he festival officially ends at
But you are permitted and
raged to enjoy the hospitali-
Apalachicola and Frdnklin
y for as long as you desire.

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Support from People

In High Positions

Education Supporters Claim System
Will Cause Public Schools to Improve
I Lawmakers can put school choice accompanied by competition into
their pipes and smoke it before they come back to another session of the
Florida Legislature. It's clear voters don't intend to keep throwing money
at the old system without some significant changes.
It has been a long time in coming because the public school system
in the United States has historically served most folk very well, but recent
elections in counties from Broward to Leon, in which more education
taxes were voted downdecisl4ely tell the story.
Local taxpayers are not,going to take up financing public schools
where the state legislature left off, at least not in their present form.
It would have been easier. over the short run for lawmakers if coun-
ties had taken over some of the financing for public schools through the,
new half-penny sales tax increase they so generously allowed them if they
wanted It.
Instead, legislators are going to have to go back to charter schools,
the voucher system and other innovative ideas to fix the clearly flawed
public school system.
As a practical matter, the first real reform should be charter schools,
a system whereby private schools operating under a charter from the dis-
trict school boards are given tax money to educate the kids.
The charter school bill passed-by big margins in both the Senate and
House last session. Time rar out on It before it got through the Joint com-
mittee. Even Gov. Lawton Chiles, who Isn't enthusiastic about the Idea
pushed by conservative Dempcrats and Republicans, said he wouldn't
veto the measure. :' .
School vouchers that would allow public school students to take state
tax dollars to any public or private school would bring even more choice
and competition. Poor and middle class families especially need it for they
can't afford to pay taxes for public schools, then send their kids to private
schools to get a good education.
Republican Jeb Bush had charter and voucher schools being tried
first in the districts where performance is low as his centerpiece educa-
tion Item in his unsuccessful campaign for governor. The idea is backed
by many respected conservatives like Stanley Marshall, former president
of Florida State University, who founded Tallahassee's chapter of the
James Madison Institute think tank. Most old World War II veterans know
it will work because the G. I. Bill allowed returning servicemen to take
their tuition benefits to the schools of their choice and-presto-a whole
generation got educated.
Choice and competition must be a good idea because it is so vitriolic
opposed by the education bureaucracy and the teacher unions, the prin-
ciple advocates of the smug public school monopoly in grades K-12. Since
when is choice and competition bad in anything?
No one can truly criticize the return to responsibility stressed in the
Million Man March in Washington and the Christian Promise Seekers ral-
lies being held in athletic stadiums around the country. Everybody hopes
they are not just a clever ploy to allow black and white males to avoid
accountability for some terrible things they do like rape, spouse
abuse, child abuse, drug abuse and even murder.
They got it right when they said It Is a crisis of the spirit... but so
far the only immediate ostensible result has been four prison riots in dif-
ferent states which left dozens of inmates and staff hurt and caused mil-
lions of dollars in property damages. Clinton Administration officials say
a House.vote rejecting the softening of crack cocaine drug convictions
may'have set off the rioting. The timing right after the Washington rally
when drug laws were discussed can't be ignored. -
The specter of 0. J. Simpson coming to Florida to flaunt his new girl-
friend and maybe look for a house on the Redneck Riviera at Panama City
Beach didn't help much either.
All serious observers of the phenomena can do is cross their fingers,
hold their breath, pray a little. but don't sell the family shotgun yet
The real answer will come when Florida officials tally up the record of
domestic violence again. In 1994. the Governor's Task Force reported
some 120.000 domestic violence cases. Every 36 hours someone in
Florida is killed by a family member. The most costly crime of all, per-
haps. is the number of teenage girls tricked, into pregnancy by some older
macho males who walk away and let the government take care of it.
We'll know then, not before.



from Tallahassee

Here's the Capitol News Report
TALLAHASSEE (WNS)-Florida's privately run prison industries not
only teach inmates how to make,it~ on the outside but since: 1984 have
returned $73 million in profits to the state.
The program's newest and hottest sales item Is a sport utility vehicle
rebuilt from a used postal carrier that costs about $8.000 and is popular
in third world countries.
The vehicles are amohg 53 industries at 21 prisons where about
S5000 inmates are paid 15 to 50 cents an hour to produce goods and ser-
vices, including furniture, soap. printing, nursery and milk plants and
shooting-range targets.
The utility vehicles are produced in a prison near Daytona Beach by
PRIDE (Prison Rehabilitative Industries & Diversified Enterprises). It's
officials said the program reported record sales of $85 million and earn-
Wings of $5.3 million in the fiscal year ending June 30. It has not received
any state money since 1984. Created by lawmakers in 1981. PRIDE
rebounded after losing money in 1991-92 for the first time.
President Pamela Jo Davis said a survey shows only 15 percent of
4,710 prisoners who went through the program returned to prison com-
pared to 50 percent for other Florida inmates and almost 70 percent of
prisoners released in some other states.
PRIDE also hopes to begin processing aquaculture products using ex-
convicts on parole as labor. .
Describing It as a big moral and financial mistake, 15 Florida law-
makers have asked Walt Disney World chairman Michael Eisner to recon-
sider a plan to extend health Ihsurance to partners of gay and lesbian
The letter signed by the 15 lawmakers said the plan announced by.
Disney to begin Jan. I will alienate the company's base of family-orient-
ed customers. The new policy will not cover live-in heterosexual partners.
Disney has no intention of changing its decision, vice president John
Dreyer, said from his office in Burbank, Calif. He said it was consistent
with the Disney policy against discrimination on race or sexual prefer-
Fourteen Republicans and one Democrat signed the letter.
Florida Comptroller Bob Milligan is holding up warrants to pay for a
clean up of wastewater to be financed by the sale of $500 million in loans
issued by the state which would enrich investors, including one repre-
sented by a friend of Gov. Lawton Chiles.
:"Until I am satisfied with its legality, I have no intention of issuing
warrants," said Milligan in a letter to Virginia Wetherell, secretary of the
Department of Environmental Protection.
Chiles decided that the DEP should go ahead with the sale.
: Education Commissioner Frank Brogan has been cleared of illegally
giving district school superintendents public money to lobby the Florida
Legislature as it was charged by Pat Tornillo, president of the state's
largest teachers union.
The Ethics Commission ruled that the complaint was insufficient to
show that Brogan misused the money. State law prohibits public agen-
cles from hiring an organization to lobby the Florida Legislature. the gov-'
ernorr the cabinet
Tornillo's complaint came after a North Florida newspaper exposed
the practice Brogan inherited when he took office that allowed the state
department of education tQ- give, money, to. the F..lorida Association of
District School Superintendents. He charged the association then used
$25,000 to lobby the legislature, $152,000 to pay one of Brogan's officials
to lobby Congress. and more than $393,000 for training programs that
entitled elected superintendents to annual salary increases up to $9.000.
Tourism is back at record levels and will help Florida outpace the
national economy over the next three years, says Thomas Fullerton. Jr..
senior economist at the University of Florida's Bureau of Economic and
Business Research.
Seasonally adjusted tourist arrivals during the second quarter of
1995 surpassed 11 million for the first time.
Winter Haven Democrat Rick Dantzler has filed a bill that was.
approved by a Florida Senate committee which would deprive prison
inmates of accumulated gain time if a judge finds their suit frivolous..

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The course requires advance
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entrance test. The test can be
w' taken Monday through Friday at
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Tuesday or Thursday afternoons
at the Port St. Joe Police Station.
There is no charge for the test.
For additional information,
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the Spring 1996 Emergency Medi-
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Emergency Medical Technician
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the Paramedic Certificate or
Emergency Medical Services As-
sociate degree.,,
Applications can be-obtained
in Room 202 of the George Tap-
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application procedures must be
completed by November 3, to be
considered for this class. For
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Hurricane Damaged Plants Should

Be Cared For As Soon As Possible

Exposed Root Systems, Traumatic Damage To Small Shrubs

Hurricane damaged plants
should be cared for as soon as
possible. Small trees and shrubs,
particularly those uprooted or
damaged, should be securely
staked in their original growing
positions. Until the tree or shrub
is .reset, every effort must be
made to protect the exposed root
system and prevent it from drying
out. Soil, moist burlap sacks, or
moist sphagnum moss can be put
on exposed roots. Damaged roots
should. be removed so the tree
can be reset at ground level.
Once reset, trees should be
held in position with stakes or
guy wires. Trees with trunk diam-
eters less-"than two inches can
usually be anchored by two or
three 48-inch, 2 x 2 inch wood
stakes. The- stakes should be
placed about a ,foot outside the
root ball and inserted 18 inches
into the soil. Secure the stake to
the trunk with. ties made from
wide, smooth material or hose-
covered wire. Trees, two inches or
larger in diameter, should be
guyed with three or four wires or
cables. Guy wires are secured to
deeply driven short stakes evenly
spaced outside the root ball. Guy
wires should be run through rub-
ber hose and secured to the
trunk at only one level. Mark the
support wires with bright materi-
als to prevent accidents. Guy
wires should be adjusted several
times during the growing season
so that girding and injury to the
trunks are minimized. All support
stakes and wires should be re-
moved after one year.
Soil should be filled around
the root area once the tree is
staked back into position. Firm
soil around roots to eliminate air
pockets and provide support. An
excess of soil over the normal root
area can be damaging, thus, only
replace soil which has been
washed or worked away from the
Despite the fact that many
trees and shrubs remained up-
right following the hurricane,
they may have been tossed back
and forth creating a hollowing of
the soil around the major support
roots. Where this has occurred,

add soil and water it in to elimi-
nate air pockets around the
Broken branches should be
sawed or pruned from trees and
shrubs. Always make clean, even
cuts and remove only those that
are damaged. Where possible, cut

branches back to major limbs or
the main trunk, cutting just out-
side of the branch collar.
Large branches, that are too
heavy to hold while cutting, re-
quire three separate cuts to pre-
vent bark stripping. The first cut
is made on the lower side of the
branch about 15 inches away
from the trunk and 1/3 of the
way through the branch. The sec-
ond cut is made downward on top
of the branch about 17 or 18
inches from the main trunk to
cause the limb to split clearly be-
tween the two cuts without tear-
ing bark on the trunk. The re-
maining stub is easily supported
with one hand while it is cut from
the tree.
The old standard recommen-
dation was to paint wounds with
a quality tree wound dressing to
protect the cut surface from wood
rotting organisms and cracking
upon drying. Research has
shown, however, that wound
dressings do not prevent decay.
'This practice is justified only in
situations where aesthetics are
Where bark injury has oc-
curred cut away ragged edges to
make a clean, smooth wound. It
is not necessary to paint the
wound with a tree wound dress-

In cases where all branches
have been destroyed, it may be
wise to remove the entire tree es-
pecially trees such as pine, which
do not normally regain their nat-
ural form. With other trees such
as oaks, where strong bottom
limbs still exist, it may be wise to

keep the tree. However, emerging
sprouts from the ends of large,
cut limbs will be poorly secured
to the tree and are likely to fall
from the tree during a storm. In
addition decay organisms usually
enter these large wounds. Dam-
aged trees already declining due
to insects or disease should be re-
moved. Trees that have been de-
foliated by high winds should be
saved as most will resume

By Dr. Stephen J. Gross, P(
Diabetes continues to
rank as one of the most wide-
spread serious diseases.
There is no cure.
Among subjects that need
close attention is the condi-
tion of the feet. Regular
checkups byt the podiatrist
are important because im-
paired circulation and nerves
leave diabetics especially vul-
nerable to a variety of serious
foot problems. One of the ma-
jor concerns is the reduced
ability to fight foot infections,

Trees that have been reset in
the ground should be watered
twice a week and fertilizer should
not be applied. Until they become
re-established, fertilizer will prove
to be of no major benefit and may
cause possible injury to new ten-
der feeder roots.
Lawn grasses should be freed
of fallen leaves, silt, mud, and de-
bris, which will cause a smother-
ing of the grass. Grasses and
plants which have been under
water should resume their growth
once the water is drained away.
Some moisture sensitive shrubs
like pittosporum may have been
injured by standing water, al-
though, the symptoms of injury
may not, appear until next sum-
Plants that have been ex-
posed to salt water should be irri-
gated with fresh water as soon as
possible. Apply more water and
water more frequently than under
normal conditions. Waiting for
symptoms of salt damage to ap-
pear could result in serious dam-
age to your plants.
Plants' which have been dam-
aged will need careful attention
through the spring. During peri-
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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.

Local Veterans Day
Ceremony Planned
Commander Dave Kelly of the
V.F.W. Post #10069 will be con-
ducting a'Veterans Day ceremony
in front of the Port St. Joe court-
house located on Fifth Street
(Highway 71) at 11:00 a.m. (EST)
Friday, November 10.
The guest speaker will be
ABCM-USN Retired Joe Worley.
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natural Gas 8 Safety

Natural gas supplies vitally needed energy
to thousands of homes, businesses and indus-
tries in Florida. Energy, whether it be in the form
of gas, electricity, oil, water, etc., when uncon-
trolled can be dangerous.
Even though a record of safe operations has
been established over the years by the regulat-
ed gas industry, knowledge of the information
contained in this ad can assist you in recogniz-
ing a potentially hazardous condition and take
appropriate action to safeguard life and property.

Q. What Are Some of the Characteris-
tics of Natural Gas A User Should
A. Natural gas is a mixture of hydrocarbons
composed mainly of. methane and exhibits
the following characteristics:
1. Odorless an odor is added to this gas.
2. It is lighter than air and if released will
rise into the atmosphere unless trapped.
3. It is nontoxic. However, as with any bum-
ing process, incomplete combustion will
form carbon monoxide which is toxic.
4. It is colorless.
5. It has a flammability range of from 4% to
14% (approximate values by volume of
gas to air).

Q. Is Natural Gas Dangerous?
A. Gas, like all forms of energy, is capable of
doing damage and must be used properly.
However, the experience with natural gas
use shows it tobe more safe than other en-
:ergy sources which you use in your home or

Q. What Should You Khnow About Gas:
A. 1. Natural gas doesn't normally have an
2. A substance is added by your gas com-
pany to give natural gas a "rotten-egg"
smell should it escape.
3. Become familiar with the smell. Should

you detect this odor, it doesn't positively
tell you that there is a gas leak; but this is
sufficient reason for you to call your gas
company and have them investigate.

Q. What Additional Ways Can You
Detect A Gas Leak?
A. 1. When the ground is wet, you may detect
a leak by seeing bubbles rising through
puddles of water in a uniform manner.
2. A larger leak of gas from underground
piping may be able to be seen by sand
blowing around a small hole in the
ground; it may be felt just as you may feel,
air leaking from a small hole in a tire or
air hose; and if it is a large leak, a noise
can be heard similar to air leaking.
3. A flame at or around appliance piping
other than atthe burner 'indicates leak-

Q. The Fact That A "Rotten-Egg"
Odor Is Detected, Does Than Mean
That There Is A Natural Gas Leak?'
A. No. But this should be checked to assure
that the odor isn't an indication of a gas leak.
Call your gas company and report it. Odors
similar to that of natural gas may come from
the following:
1. A sewer system.
2. A water aeration plant which has a sul-
phur content.
3. Swamps or bogs.
4. Areas where the land has been filled, etc.

Q. If There Is A Gas Leak, Will You
Always Smell An Odor?
A. No. If gas leaks from an above ground pipe,
there should always be an odor. However,i
such as a leak from an underground service
line or main, the ground acts as a filter and
can remove the odor from the gas..

Q. Why Isn't A Gas Odor Smelled
When the Gas Is Burned On A Gas
Range or Furnace?
A. The material used to odorize the gas is flam-
mable and is ,consumed in. the process of
:burning. If your equipment is properly adjust-
ed y would not detect the odor when you
are using your appliances.



What Can One Do to Reduce the
Possibility of An Accident?
First keep the emergency telephone number
of your gas company handy. A good place to
keep this number is to write it down in the
front of your telephone book along with other
emergency telephone numbers such as fire,
police, etc.

Other things which should be done to im-
prove safety as well as conserve energy are:
1. Teach children that they are not to play
with any appliances in the home.
2. Clean the burners and have them
checked for proper adjustment periodical-
3. Repairs, installations and removal of ap-
pliances are jobs for qualified persons.
Use only qualified people to do this work.
4. If lighting of an appliance is required, AL-
WAYS light match and hold at ignition
point of burner before you turn on the
5. "Follow the manufacturer's instructions for
operation and care of gas appliances.
6. Never take a chance. If you think you
smell gas, call you gas company.

Q. What Should be Done When One
Believes He Smells Gas?
SA. There are many possible conditions which
could be encountered, thus it isn't possible
to give specific instructions for every situa-
tion: The following examples provide general
instructions which should assist:
1. If a slight odor is detected in a localized

area or room of a building do not use a
match or other flame in the area; call the
gascompany immediately.
2. If a strong odor is dejected in a building
or other confined space do not operate
electrical switches, light matches or use
an open flame; however, do open win-
dows and ,doors to ventilate the area
(caution: dbn't'turn on exhaust fans)
leave the building and call the gas com-
3. If a strong odor Is detected In a build-
Ing and/or a hissing sound Is heard -
do not operate electrical switches, lights
or other devices; do evacuate the, build-
ing leaving exit doors open on your way
out, warn persons to stay clear of the
building and call the fire department and
gas company immediately from another
4. If the odor of gas is detected outside (in
the, yard, at: the sidewalk, etc.) -
immediately call the gas company.


CAUTION: The term "Gas" is used by the
news media and others to include a variety of
products such as liquidified petroleum gases
(propane, butane), gasoline and. natural gas.
Each product has its own characteristics which
differ from one another, .thUs the information
given in this advertisement is applicable only to

Emergency Telephone Numbers Are:
229-8216 -For Office Hours 8 to 5 P.M.
227-1115 Gulf County Sheriff's Dept.
229-8265 Police Department


Phone 229-8216

301 Long Avenue


Service Report

Gulf County Agent



Port St. Joe, FL



My Garden


At First

By Stephen D. Cloud, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Lillian, AL

Did Hurricane O.J. Leave Justice System Pentecostal

In A Shambles? Work To Be Done

Never feel stress or depression
is overwhelming you? Many
people do.

The Good news is: THERE IS:-
HOPE...His name is JESUS,
and He can help you over-
come the problems you're
.facing and bring peace and
happiness back into your life.

If you've tried everything, and
have found no answer, We .'
simply.ask: "ISN'T IT TIME(


The Assemblies of God

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

I borrowed this title from a
recent political cartoon. Below the
caption, "Hurricane 0. J." stood
the remains of a building in
shambles. A Judge and another
person stood among the ruins of a
building labeled, "Justice
System." The judge said to the
person (who was holding the
scales of justice in his hands),
"Looks like we have some work to
I am a white, southern male. I
see through that lens of reality.
But I feel quite a bit differently
about this case thanr most whites
(at least according to the media). I
do not presume toknow if 0. J. is'
guilty or inrinocent.:-And I assume
that no one except 0. J. really
knows. But I do., feel that this trial
reveals much about us that we
don't really want to face.
First, there is much talk
about the fact that the trial struck
a blow against race relations in
our country. I don't think so.
What the trial did was show how
divided we still are along racial
lines. Whether we face it or not,
we- may have "come a long way
-baby", but we still have miles to
go. The trial did not set us back
in this. It only reflected in a mir-
ror of horrid self-revelation that
there is much to be done in terms
of race relations in this country.
While the division between
black and white is often the focus
of life' i the South, no area of the
country is immune from racism.
Prejudice is a prominent feature
of life north and south, east and
west. Even progressive Califor-
nians can't see past the color of a
person's skin. While skin pigmen-
tation should never be an issue in
a court room, it still is, and that is
a frightening realization. -
Second, the trial revealed
some serious flaws in the founda-
tion of our judicial system. When
judges cannot control the antics
of attorneys with over-inflated
egos, when lawyers jockey for
position on the evening news,
consult experts in jury selection,

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

are more concerned with image,
career, make-overs, and hair style
than the trial, when racist, rogue
police officers are allowed to stay
on the police force and all but
admit to having at times planted
or altered evidence in order to get
a conviction, how in the world can
we expect justice? We can contin-
ue ranting about the verdict, and
rave about the trial and its princi-
ple players. We can question the
jury system. But the fact is no
system is any better than the peo-
ple who administer the system.
What is needed is a Sergeant Joe
Friday mentality about truth.
'"just the facts ma'am."
In the midst of the confusing
voices in all this mess, the words
of the Old Testament prophets
come to mind. Isaiah long ago
said of God, "He looked for jus-
tice, but behold oppression; 'for
righteousness, but behold a cry for
help" (Isaiah 5:7 NKJV). And
Amos spoke, "but let justice run
down like water, and righteous-
ness like a mighty stream" (Amos
6:24 NKJV). Presently the waters
of Justice are muddied with self-
interest and the river of right-
eousness is damned by the debris
of falsehood.
"Looks like we have some
work to do" may be the under-
statement of the decade about the
trial of the century.
'Stephen D. Cloud



at L.A.B.C.

Christian comedian, Mike
Williams will be in concert at
Long Avenue Baptist Church on
Thursday, October 26 at 7:00
p .m .
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 coIRedian
and motivational speaker, who
performs over, two hundred times
each year. As a motivational
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 directs a Teen center
for Lakeland students who are
the unfortunate victims of abuse
and poverty. .



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

823 N. 15th Street
648-5776r 1
Sunday Bible Study (all ages) .............9:00 CST
M morning W worship ............................... 10:00 CST
Evening W orship.....:................. ......... ... 6:30 CST
Wednesday Bible Study (all ages)-......... 6:30 CST

$ s ^ CHURCH
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
III. d SUNDAY WORSOHIP................ 10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL................................ 11 a.m.
u. s *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children

Nursery Available
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor

The pastor and church family
of First Pentecostal Holiness
Church in Port St. Joe would like
to extend a welcome to the com-
munity to attend their upcoming
revival services. Rev. James and
Rev. Ethylene Stuart will be the
evangelists conducting these
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 to Join them in these servic-
es. .
The service will begin on Sun-
day, October ,. 29th. Sunday
night's service will begin at 6:30
'p.m. and services during -the
week will begin at 7:00 p.m.
These services ; will continue
through the week as the Holy
Spirit leads. A nursery will be
available during each service. The
church is located at 2001 Garri-
son Avenue in Port St. Joe. For
information, you may call 229-
6622 or 227-1493.

Fall Festival
A Fall Festival, sponsored by
Eastpoint Assembly of God will be
held on Highway 98, west of Apa-
lachicola Saturday, October 28,
beginning at 8:30 a.m. Shrimp or
mullet plate lunches will be
served beginning at 11 a.m.
The festivities will include a
country store, cake and pie sales,
and gigantic (sold in bulk) yard
sale. Dealers are welcome. There
will also be games for children
such as duck pond, fish pond,
darts, etc. For more information
call (904) 653-8786.

Extends Thanks
I want to thank my wonderful
neighbors, the ambulance squad,
and 'the beautiful staff that was
on duty at Gulf Pines Hospital
who worked so hard with me. A
very special thanks to Dr. 0. who
had the patience to try to help me
through my worst nightmare.
My thanks to our city police,
my co-workers with the city, my
boss, Mr., Frank Healy, and Miss
oJana who was so understanding.
Also, my gratitude is' to all, the
churches that sent love gifts and
,to all the peoplethat prayed--and
JIpow it was.many. ,,; ..
A very special thanks to my
mom, dad, and Juanita. God
bless each and every one of you
who helped me through my hos-
pital stay and recovery.
Robert Scott Bryant

Heartfelt Thanks
We would like our heartfelt
thanks to go out toall the friends
and family in the community that
kept our spirits up during our
son Bobby's recent illness. The
prayers and calls from all were
greatly appreciated. The hope. and
encouragement you all gave was
very much needed..
Bobby and Kim Kopinsky

[ernent Hous 19g

A True-to-Life
tmatic Walk-Through Presentation


For Reservations Call 227-1552

Saturday, October 28 5.00 11:00 p m.
Sunday, October 29 5.00 10:00 p.m.
Monday, October 30 6.30 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 31 6.30 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November I 630- 10:00 p.m.

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

first Baptist Church
Sunday School 9:45 am

E, Disciple Training 6:00 pm
Evening Worship 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...7:00 pm
Gary Smith Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minister of Music & Youth

Join Us For Worship .

Overstreet Bible Church
Overstreet Road
Sunday School 10 a.m., CST
Morning Worship 11 a.m., CST .
Evening Service 6 p.m., CST Pastor Guy Labonte
Wed. Bible Study 6 p.m., CST Phone: 648-5912


Highland View Church of God

Beginning Revival Services

The Highland View Church of
God, located at 450 Pompano
Street, will begin revival services
this coming Sunday, October 29
with Evangelist Curtis Rhoden of
Services will begin on Sunday
with Sunday School at; 10:00
a.m., followed by morning wor-
ship at 10:45 a.m. and evening
worship at 6:00 p.m. Services will
be held week nights beginning at
7:00 p.m.
Dr. Clifton Elmore and the
congregation extends a cordial in-
vitation to all to come and be a

part of these worship services. Of
the revival Dr. Elmore says,
"Come expecting your needs to be
met and to be blessed of the

Bake Sale & Bazaar
Sat. at MB Methodist
The women of First United
Methodist Church will hold a
bake sale and bazaar Saturday,
October 28, from 8:00 a.m. until
at the church on Twenty-second
Street in Mexico Beach.

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

Sunday School ................................................................ ......... 10 a.m .
.Morning Worship 11 a.m.
Evening Worship 6 p.m.


Bible Study:
10 a.m. Sunday
7 p.m. Wednesday *
Minister: Tom Skipper 229-8310

11 a.m. Sunday

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


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


W :. -- We Want You Tv Be
Part of the Friendly Place
BIBLE STUDY 9:45 a.m. EVENING WORSHIP ........... 7:00 p.m.
MORNING WORSHIP ......... 11:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH TRAINING...............;..5:45 p.m.
Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue
Pastor /' Minister of Music

Constitution And Monument
C c di PortSt. oe
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.
Choir Practice
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Wednesday............. 7:30 p.m.

First United Methodist Church
111 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church....................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


"How to Build a Healthy,

Happy Marriage"

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 Services 10:00am and 6:00pm
Sunday Bible Study 9:00am

2420 Long Ave. '

Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
Sunday School ..... .. ............. ...... ........... 10 a.m .
M morning W orship ..........................................11 a.m.
Sunday Evening ........................................... 6 p.m .
W wednesday Evening ..................................... 7 p.m.

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

The Church of Christ


School News

Events and Happenings from County Schools



By Linda Whitfield

"Conserving Energy" By 5th
Grader Judith Husband
There are many ways we can
conserve or save our energy for
future generations. We cannot
leave water running washing
dishes, or brushing our teeth. We
could also turn off the air condi-
tioning when leaving our homes,
and leave the thermostat at a rea-
sonable temperature. A final
thing would be to plant shade
trees around your house so the
sun would not beam in and make
it so hot. Conserving energy
takes all of us doing our part.
New PTO Officers Elected
At the PTO meeting last week,
Mr. Kelley introduced the new
1995-96 PTO officers. They are::
Cherlyn McNamara, President;
Sherron Miller and Brenda Little,
Co-VP; Teresa Taylor, Secretary;,
and Tracy Bowers, Treasurer.
We're off. to a great- start. Our
biggest fundraiser is coming up
and that. is the Fall Festival, a
much looked forward to event.
"Why Is M issLinda's Picture In
The Paper?"
Jessica Husband, the three-
year-old daughter of Jack and
Sandra Husband, was "pretend-
ing" to read The Star last week.

Wewa Third Grade
To Honor Veterans
Once again, the third graders
attending Wewahitchka Elemen-
tary School would like to invite
the community to come out and
help them celebrate Veteran's
Day with a festive patriotic pro-
gram. It will be held Friday morn-
ing, November 10, at 10:00 a.m.,
CST, at the Wewahitchka High
School football field.
SpeialW.seating will be availa-
ble for veterans, school board
members,' superintendent, and
other dignitaries attending.'
Highlights of the program will
be: Red, White, and Blue Third
Chorus; WHS Gator Sound Band;
Debbie Cole's Dancers; Micah
Peak's flag corps; Speaker; Hon-
oring of Veterans (with each vete-
ran or widow receiving a gift); and
lots of pageantry.
Everyone is encouraged to go
out and help the students honor
these men and women who have
served this great country of ours.
A reception will follow the'
ceremony to honor veterans and
other guests present. It will be
held at the WES Pavilion.

."c : *

This week we'd like to
news articles that the Jou
class wrote for our student
paper which is printed
school quarter.
"Learning About The Pas
by Amanda Haney
On September 25, t
through twelfth grades
opportunity to attend a
Passover ceremony. Mr. a
Reynolds, who are miss
to Jews all around the
shared the traditional P
ceremony with us. There
great time of singing and I
ny by the Reynolds. E
seemed to enjoy learning
how the Jews celebrate PE
a time when the deatl
passed over the blood
doorposts in Egypt during
riod of slavery. It was aI
to everyone who attend
member to pray for the R

Gulf County Schi
Lunch Menu
OCT. 30 NOV.
MON-Pizza, Sliced P
es, Tossed Salad, Mill
TUES-Chicken, Potato
gravy, Applesauce, Rol
WEDS-Meat and C
Sandwich, French
Milk and Cookie'.
THURS-Lasagna, T
Salad, Fruit Cup, Ro
FRI-Fish or Crab Cake
Slaw, Baked Beans,
Milk and Dessert.

Like pre-schoolers, she was hold-
ing it upside down as she read.
She suddenly asked her mother,
"Why is Miss Linda's picture in
the paper? Did she die?"
"Nonsense" By Matt Dorman
Matt Dorman, a second grad-
er was having trouble compre-
hending the vocabulary word
"nonsense". His mother Lisa was
trying to make the word clear
him. Nothing seemed to work.
Then, all of a sudden, his light
came on and he said, "Oh, I know
what it means, 'not since yester-
day.'" Clever boy!
Community Helpers In
I Second Grade
Miss Tracy Bowers' class is
studying community helpers this
week. They are looking forward to
designing their own house, via a
shoe box. Don't you remember
playing with boxes sometimes
more than the gift itself? Creativi-
ty shows up mighty good in this

Attend Port St. Joe
Elementary's "Fall
Festival" Saturday
Port St. Joe Elementary
School faculty, students and par-
ents will host a Fall Festival on
the school campus on Long Ave-
nue this Saturday, October 28th.
The festivities will begin at 10:00
a.m. and continue until 2:00 p.m.
Lots of enjoyment will be of-
fered from the display of games,
booths, cakes, cardy-and caramel
apples, hamburgers, 'hot dogs
and a hay ride.
A featured event during the
day will be the dunking booth.
Several local "personalities" have
volunteered their time and bodies
to service in this popular attrac-
tion. Some of the brave souls
signed up so far are Lt. James
Hersey (10:00 10:30), School
Resource Officer Chris Brum-
baugh (10:30 11:00), Sheriff
Frank McKeithen (11:00 11:30),
and City Commissioner Johnny
Linton (11:30 12:00).
There will be fun available to
suit the entire family, so join
them and support the children.


Lion "s Tale
News Column
Faith Christian School
feature as they continue their ministry to
malism the Jews.
it news-
d each "A Wild Thing"
by Lee Goff
ssover" The 2-12 graders are really
looking forward to the Wilds this
fifth ear. Some students would say it
he fifth is the most exciting upcoming
had an event in Faith Christian School.
Jewish We will be leaving on October 23,
nd Mrs. and will be returning on October
ionaries 27. For newcomers, the Wilds is a
U. S., camp packed with fun-filled rides
?assover and tons of interesting things to
t was a do .in any free time that you can
testimo- squeeze in. Not only does this
everyone place have fun rides, but it has
g about many chapel times and' great
angel food. Hopefully, everyone can
h aei d come because if you don't, you
-stained will miss out on a wofiderful ex-
the pe- experience.
blessing peence.
ed. Re- Smokey's Visit
teynolds Last week we forgot to men-
tion that our kindergarten class
and first grade were visited by
ools Smokey the Bear. He made quite
an impression o on the students
3 and was "too real" for a few of
3 them.
?each- Visit Bay County Library
k and The students in grade six un-
der the supervision of Krista Vin-
es w/ son and Michelle Teat went on a
11 and field trip to the Bay County Pub-
lic Library Tuesday, October 24.
cheese They made use of the excellent fa-
Fries, cilities and many resources as
they worked on their DAR essays.'
tossed The group went to the Panama
ossed City Mall for lunch and a little
ll and recreation before returning.
e, Cole A Safe Return
Bread, Please pray for the safe re-
turn of grades 7-12 from "The
Wilds" Friday, October 27.

Hawk News

Highland View

Elementary School

What A Shou-and-Tell...
Before Hurricane Opal ar-
rived at our school James Smith
brought in his pet Burmese Py-
thon to each of our classrooms
for a show and tell session. The
python is three years old and sev-
en and one-half feet long and has
a diet .consisting of rats and
chicken. In eating its prey, the
snake squeezes and swallows
whole the helpless victim. James
says that his snake' will grow to
be at least 10-15 feet long and
can weigh up to 30 pounds or
more. He lives in a 50 gallon tank
(with a cover, of course) and is
fed every two weeks.
Carnival Cancelled ...
The annual PTO carnival for


Highland View Elementary,
student, James Smith with his
pet Burmese python.

Halloween has been cancelled at
this time and we hope' to have it
rescheduled as a festival at a date
to be announced later.

Shhhhhh.... Work in
Progress ...
The restoration process on
our school is taking place daily.
Those of you who witnessed first-
hand all the damage can breathe
a bit easier. The work on the
school began on Friday following
Opal's landing with the removal
of EVERYTHING from all the
rooms at the school, but we are
pleased and excited to tell you
that "Phase One" (as we will call
it) is moving along very well.
The staff, and I am sure stu-
dents and parents, wish to thank
the Gulf County School Board,
Gulf County Corrections, and all
others who are lending a hand,
hammer, shovel, or whatever is
needed to put our school back to-
gether again. We really can not
pinpoint dates, but if you have
gone by lately you can see that
the work has really been taking
place. Hats off to Sandra Brock
for being the "Head Cheerleader"

and overseeing a lot of what has
been done for us. THANKS!

Help and Assistance Available .. .
Attention any families who
were hit hard by Opal. If you
should have any needs that need
to be met by the school such as
lunches, school supplies, clothing
or household items, please call
the school office or sent a note in
to Mrs. Carolyn or Mrs. Barfield
so that we can direct you to those
people who are calling with help
should your family be in need.
Please don't feel afraid to ask for
help, it is out there should you
need it. Call 227-1888.

Say Cheese ...
We are currently in the pro-
cess of also rescheduling our in-
dividual student pictures with the
photographer, so stay tuned to
Hawk News or your weekly news-
letter for the announcement of
the make-up date.
Well, that just about does it
for me this week in the news from
Hawkland. So until next time,
"Have a great week. ..."

Bulldog News
J Port St. Joe Elementary School

Students Of The Week
Congratulations to our "Stu-
dents of the Week" Britton
Brown, Rashawne Thomas, Amy
Kennedy, Jena Hogan, Molly Gar-,
rett, Tristen Williams, David Ma-
thews, and Dominique Johnson.
Help Our Kids Campaign
This year our school will be

Port St. Joe


News ..

This week's seventh grade,
"Students of the Week" are Jenni-
fer Craig and Jarod Wester. Keep
up the good work!
This past weekend, Covenant
Weekend, sponsored by the FCA
(Fellowship of Christian Athletes),
was held at the Port St. Joe High
School. Two hundred forty-two
students participated and had a
great time while they sang and
played games. One hundred sev-
enty-five students signed pledge
cards saying that they made a
covenant to God to live well in
speech, life, faith, love, and puri-
ty. Many students were saved
and it was a very eye-opening ex- .
Congratulations to the boys'
cross country team on their per-
formance in Saturday's Eagle In-
vitational at Niceville. The Sharks
placed third among the 19
schools with 121 points. After
running three miles, Clay Small-
wood placed 114th with a time of
21:30, David Van Wert placed
134th with a time of 23:03, Travis
Wright placed 136th with a time
of 23:27, and Adam White placed
149th with a time of 30:56. Sat-
urday, the team will compete in
the Gator Invitational in Wewa-
A Halloween dance, spon-
sored by the S.G.A. will be held
Friday, October 27, during fifth
and sixth periods. Anyone want-
ing to wear a costume is encour-
aged to do so.
The eighth grade students
took a field trip to see the play
"Treasure Island" at the Marina
Civic Center on Monday, October
23. We appreciate Mr. Earley and
the teachers making such an ef-
fort to give us the opportunity to
learn more. Thank you!

participating in the "Help Our
Kids" Campaign. Our school will
be selling 'Help Our Kids" Coupon
Checkbooks. The checkbook will
contain 100 coupons represent-
ing the top retailers in the. market
and will have a retail value of at
least $500.00. The cost of the
checkbook is only $10.00. Your
child will be bringing home an or-
der form. We are asking that each
parent purchase or sell at least
one checkbook. The money raised
by this campaign will go the Port
St. Joe Elementary School.

Fall Festival
Our Fall Festival will be held
at Port St. Joe Elementary School
on Saturday. October 28 from
10:00 a.m. toe2:00 p.m. There will
be games, pony rides, cake walk,
dunking booth, food and drinks,
and much more. Bring the whole
family for a day of fun for every-

Thanks. Parents
The PTO officers would like to
say "thank you" to Estelane
O'Donnell, Stephanie Newsome
and Carol Ericson on helping our
on the Fall Festival Poster Con-
Bulldog Beat
The Bulldog Beat, our school
newspaper, is now on sale before
school and during break, for 25
cents. The paper includes stories,
poems, and pictures by our stu-

Congratulations to the mem-
'bers of the boys cross country
team on their performance in the
Eagle Invitational in Niceville Sat-
urday. Germain Clerk led the team
with a third place finish among the
149 runners. The Purple Pack was
third in the meet overall competing
with 19 other schools. This week
the boys travel to Wewa for the Ga-
tor Invitational.
The junior varsity football
team defeated Flori-
da High last Thurs-
day 13-0. Today,
they will host the Bay
High Tornadoes at
7:00, p.m. Let's all
come out and sup-
port our Sharks!
The Shark varsi-
ty football team will
travel to Monticello to
take on the Jefferson
County Tigers in a
heated district game.
Good Luck I
to the Keyettes who were the sec-
ond largest fundraising team in the
recent WalkAmerica. The Keyettes
raised over $500 for March of
Dimes through this event.
A good time was had by every-
one who attended Covenant Week-
end! Special thanks go out to eve-
ryone who made the weekend
possible. Over 240 students took
part and had a great time I
The Gulf County Guidance
Clinic is sponsoring Project COPE.
COPE provides counseling services
to disaster victims. These counse-'
lors make visits to homes, schools
and businesses to provide free
counseling services, case manage-

From the Principal

Positive News!
I hope you got to
News Herald article in tl
section this past, week
positive I I And while
mostly with WHS's athl
cess in recent. years, t
point was that a success
letic program often result
demic success and an
attitude in general amo
whole student body.
If we can beat Libert
High School Friday (6:
central) at Bristol, we c
up the district title. It sh
great game. Be there
cheer us to victory.
But, before you leave


High School
by Larry A. Mathes

on the finals of the district volley-
read the ball meet, starting at 4:00 p.m.
he sports (Friday) at the WHS gym. Semifi-
It was nals start Thursday with matches
it dealt at 2:00, 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.
etic suc- Then, after .the Friday night
he main football game, drop in Saturday
,sful ath- morning at the Taunton Chil-
ts in aca- dren's Home for a cross country
improved meet Then go home and watch
angst the Florida vs. Auburn on TV. What a
weekend I I
y County The ROTC inspection went
30 p.m., great-another good year for a
can wrap worthwhile program under the
would be a leadership of Gunnery Sgt. Howze
to help and Lt. Cmdr. McLeod. A new in-
spector, Cmdr. Smith put the
e, drop in troops through a rigorous inspec-

ment and information to.individu-
als and families in our area. The
number to call is 227-1145.
Air Force ROTC scholarship
packets are available in the guid-
ance office. The early deadline is
October 31, so pick one up soon.
Juniors who are in good
health, in .the top 25% of your
class, and are interested in a ca-
reer in the Coast. Guard may quali-
fy for Project AIM. This in a one
week stay in New Lon-
don, Connecticut each
August to acquaint.
students with the ac-
tivities of Coast Guard
cadets. Interested stu-
dents should inquire
in the guidance office
for more information.
Seniors: The gui-
dance office has avail-
able applications forms
for the .Eltctionial
Communications Schol-
arship Foundation's
$1,000 Scholarship.
Thesewill be awarded to 150 de-
serving high school students. Pick
up a form In the guidance office.
Senior shirts are on sale! They
are $9 each and can be purchased
during lunch. Seniors who are not
ordering a shirt still need to sign
the 96 for their name-~o appear on
the shirt.
Seniors going to Grad-Nite
must turn in their $20 deposit by
November 1st. Those not paying
will not be considered in the count
for the trip and will only be allowed
to go. if they buy out, someone else's

Uon Tuesday morning. Numerous
ribbons were awarded, with spe-
cial notice given to the ninth
graders in the program.
The HSCT tests have all been
completed now-leaving everyone
holding their breath until the re-
suits come back.
The senior class is sponsor-
ing a Costume Ball Saturday
night at the Commons Area for
WHS senior high students and
their dates (non-school dates
must have a signed pass to en-
ter). You must be in costume to
This year's School Improve-
ment Team at WHS includes the
following persons: Oletha Bowers,
Bill ,Carr, Jan Traylor, Debbie
Barnes, Doris Mincey, Evelyn
Cox, Tim Hammon, Terry Linton,
Dawn Alcorn, Stephanie Wade,
Wendy Nelson, Cameron Totman,
Joe Jackson, Jr., Ron McAndrew,
and Joe Jackson, Sr. If you have
concerns you would like to see
our school address, please con-
tact any of the members and
make your concerns known.

PSJ Middle School Honor Roll Students

Eighth grade: Erica Ailes, La-
keythia Filmore, Lacey Johnson,
Megan' Johnson, Amanda Mar-
quardt, Daniel Parker, Rachel
Perrin, Rocky Salzer, Clay Small-
wood, Nicole Smith, and Lea
The following is a list of stu-
dents who earned all A's and B's
during the grading period:
Seventh grade: Kristin Ab-,
rams, Donald Ashcraft, Stephanie
Blackmon, Michael Bouington,
James Burkett, John Burrows,
Misty Butler, Matthew Caswell,
Jennifer Craig, Amber Daniels,

Chris Earley, principal of Port
St. Joe Middle 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:
Seventh grade: Bonnie Belin,
James Capps," Nick Comforter,
Amber Davis, Angela McDowell,
Susan Medina, Barbara Presnell,
Karissa Thomas, Joshua Todd,
Tanya Varnum, Tabitha Wanchik,
and Jarrod Wester.

Amber Dion, Rebecca Earley.
Evette Gant, William Gay,
Melissa Haun, Alexander Hernan-
dez, Tremaine Lewis, Princess
Likely, Keesha Linton, Angela
Martinez, Sarah Mize, Jessica
Pate, Jennifer Patterson, Kevin
Price, Reginald Quinn.
Andy Shoaf, Roberta Shur-
rum, Jessica Slate, Holly Stewart,
Tynetta Towner, Stephanie Wat-
son, Adam White, Leslie White,
Kacey Wilkerson, Seth Williams,
and Travis Wright.
Eighth grade: Elizabeth Bel-

lew, Danielle Bryan, Christina
Butler, Alicia Christie, Connie
Combs, Brandon Davis, John
Gainous, Laredo Ginn, Elizabeth
Gmytruk, Brett Jeffcoat, Candice
Kennedy, Justin Kent, Brad

Tyler Lane, Courtney Lenox,
Stephen Lowrey, Joshua McCul-
ley, Randall Moore, Craig Phillips,
Melissa Rowan, Neikole Royster,
Alicia Sanders, Ashley Stephens,
Ryan Stephens, Jessica Stump,
Calpurnia Ware, and Rachel Wat-


1985 Monte Carlo. I owner, 87,500
miles, V-8 305. Call 229-6319.
tfc 10/26
1986 Buick Wagon. exceptional con-
dition. 42K. must see to appreciate,
$4.800. 5th wheel trailer hitch, like
new. best offer. 648-8472. ltp 10/26
1989 Grand Voyager LE, rear air, new
tires. excel, cond.. 95K. S8.300. 647-
5688 or 229-9111. 2tc 10/19
1984 El Dorado Cadillac. power steer-
ing, power brakes, am/fm stereo, new,
tires. asking $3,500 or best offer.'
648-4569. 2tc 10/19
1987 Chevy conversion van,, a great
travelling van. $6,750. '1986 Ply-
mouth Voyager. good and dependable,
$1800. Call 227-2125. 4te 10/19
1984 Ford Escort, fixer upper/ or'
good for parts. $250 or best offer.
648-4569. .- 2tc 10/19


23" Formula walk around cuddy twin,
rebuilt 115 hp Johnsons. VHF,. loan.
am/fm cassette. $8,000. 648-4051 or
230-3913. Itc 10/26
14' Kennedy ,Ci ; boat and galva-
nized Dry Dock iafler. $600. 229-
8620. tfc 10/26
White City. anytime. 827-2902.
tfe 10/5

Mother of 2 will babysit in my
home evenings and weekends. Call
227-7384. Stc 10/26
Your Gulf County Primestar repre-
sentative. Call Debbie at 647-5836.
3tp 10/19
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
End 'of Summer BlzesiRon't worry
about leaving your'hom'e 'mpty. Let
Pet & Property Tenders do routine
property checks. Call Joey & Marie
RomanellI. 229-1605. tfc 10/5
Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church. Hwy. 71. Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00.
Surfside Serenity Group, 1st United
Methodist Church, 22nd St.. Mexico
Beach. Monday 7:30; Friday 7:30.
All times central. 647-8054.

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

on-site. Let us help
you liquidate!

Wae CardI


AB1239. AU 1737. AU1743.

For Rent: two bedroom 'cottage first
block off the beach at St. doe Beach.
Call 647-3323. Itc 10/26

Townhouse for Rent in Mexico Beach.
2 bdrm., 2 ba., 2 car garage. Screened
patio and deck. All major appliances,
L.yr. lease, $650 mo., 1 month securi-
ty. 648-4051 or 230-3913. Itc 10/26

Mexico Beach, day, week, month.
Very nice 4 bdnn.. 3 ba. Completely
furnished, no pets. 648-8005.
2tp 10/26
2 bedroom unfurnished trailer .at SL
'Joe Beach. $325 month, $150 depos-
it 647-5327. tfc 10/26
3 bdrm., I ba. apartment in Port St.
Joe, newly painted. $300 mo. plus se-
curity deposit. Call 227-3511 for
appt tfc 11/2


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

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

"Catering ro All Your Latm Service Needs"
Free Estimates
Call 229-6435 t 4r6

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

Carpentry, Patio Enclosure,
Siding, Windows Installed,
Your Home Built, Additions,
: Decks.& More.
All work isguaranteed & done by a
licensed general contractor
#RG0066512. Look at work I have
done, if you like It, hire me. Expert
work and nothing less, Of course
free estimates.
he -iouse Doctors"
647-3452 or

"The Little House with the Big Deals'"
Corner of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Business: (9041 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Frl. 10-5, Sat. 9-12

25 Years Experience P. OBox,13675
Mexico Bedach

1 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
I ER 0011618
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821

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 1 /9
PORT THEATRE. Accepting Inquiries
and applications for space to lease.
229-9282. 6tc 10/5
MOSS CREEK APTS.. 904/639-
2722. 1 & 2 bedroom apartments lo-
cated 200 Amy Circle. Wewahltchka.
FL. Rent starts at $275. ,Cen. air &
heat, blinds, carpeting, stove, refrig..
Equal Housing Opportunity. Hearing,
impaired number 904-472-3952.
tfc 11/2
The Phantry Hotel. Rooms Private
baths. Daily or weekly rates. 302 Reid
Ave. Port St. Joe. 229-9000. tfc 11/2

Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tapper
Dr.. Port St. Joe. Affordable hous-
. ing for the elderly and the handi-
Cen. h &a, laundry.facilities, energy
efficient const.. handicapped equip-
ped apts.. available. Stove & refrig.
: furn., fully carpeted. 1 bdrm., apts.,
. on-site manager.
Equal Opportunity Housing Com-
Splex. 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 1 1/2

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

All Trpe'6SberTdOl Work" "'
24 Hr. Service

Steve Brant's Roof0mg
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call 229"6326
4tp 10/19

Average Stump $10.00
A-i Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
ie 4,6

C.J.'S Lawn
Serving Mexico Beach, 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


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

I Weedeaters!
Chain Saws
In eGenerators

*, Engine Sale d .1

I r------ W I
I 706 1st St. St. Joe I
I 227-2112 I
L-- -----------J

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. tic 11/2
* 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. I 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 11/2
Warehouses. small and large, some
with office, suitable. for small busi-
ness, 229-6200. tfc 11/2

No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St. Joe Furni- '
ture. 227-1251. tfc 11/2'

Garage Sale:- Sunday, Oct 29th only
after 9 a.m. 108 2nd St..and Hwy. 98,
Mexico Beach. Itc' 10/26

ski- tye- -erm tolgi- .

t Cit/2

C. R. SMITH & SON r -
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box A1C, Port St. Joe
Phone 229-6018

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. Phone 227-7229
tfc 4/6


lMower & Saw Repair

\ New & Used Sales
& Service
Buy & Sell Used
Lqwn & Farm Equipment

I 229-2727
S328 Reid Ave.

Garage Sale: 1315 Woodward Ave.,
227-1371, Oct. 28, 8 a.m. 12 noon.
Misc. daylilies, golden rain trees (cas-
sia marilandica), hollyhocks and oth-
ers. Itp
Garage Sale: 106 32nd St. Mexico
Beach. Friday. 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Saturday. 8 a.m. till 3 p.m. Large
household Items, washer and dryer.
freezer, twin beds (with frames), mat-
tress & Box springs., kitchen items.
old Ip's and 45 records. Misc. Items.
lie 10/26
Yard Sale: 2 families, Sat., Oct. 28,
8:00 12:00. 1806 Garrison Ave.
Yard Sale: 138 canal St., St Joe'
Beach, Sat., Oct. 28., 7-2. Furniture.
tools, clothes, household appliances.
Open. house sale, everything goes.

Garage Sale: Friday, Oct. 27 and Sat.,
Oct. 28th. '405 Fortner, ,Mexico
Beach. 8 a.m. 3 p.m. CDT. Porch
swings, fabric, shell crafts, shells and
misc. tc 10/26

Need nice person to sit my kitten
short time your home. 647-3614.

Technicians wanted. Need automo-
tive technicians, experienced only
need apply. Must have own tools.. Ap-
Sply in person or call Service Manager
at Billy Carr Chevrolet. Chrysler.
Blountstown. FL. 904-674-4578.

Say You Saw
ItIn The Star

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

' FREE rent provided for single lady to
manage house. Wages negotiable. Call
647-8641 for interview. Itc 10/26

Horizon. one of the area's
leading home improvement
companies, has immediate
openings for In-home telemar-
keters. Appt. setting only. no
selling. Flexible hours. Ad-
vanced training program with
proven results. Commission-
plus-bonuses. Call -800-476-
3246. Itc 10/26

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. 2te 10/19

LOOKING for mature individual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
Sca Financial Services. Take charge
and manage a portion of our multi-
: faceted business.- We offer high com-
mission income potential. flexible
hours, many other pluses. Could start
part tme. For interview. call today.
648-8565. tfe 11/2
The Gulf County School Board is an-
nouncing a job opening for a School
Psychologist. The position will be for
Port St Joe area schools. Applica-
tions are available at the School
Board office. Gulf County School
Board is an equal opportunity em-
ployer. tfc 8/3

Port SC Joe Lodge No. 11
Reg. Stated Communication
I1st 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

RC n0038936
Specialzinnginn Reroqdf *.'
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality is higher than price"
efc 7/6

We Carry Worker's Comp.
and Liability Insurane
D & P Painting Service
Residential & Commercial Interior & Extenor "Free Estimates"
David or Penny Stump 2296683


Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
Free'Estimates and Design ,

Allen Norris 229-8786 Chuck Smith 229-8536 S

-7, Need Help with Opal Recovery? Call

for Security Checks on your propertyas 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 t.c10/12

Well Drilling & Pump Service
s t. Lie. #3075
Croska Williamson P. 0. Box 1173
639-2548 tci/9, Wewahitchka, FL 32465

No Job Too Big .
.... Or Too Small
Licensed & Insured 904/639-5368
tf 6/1

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

,, .. .-... ...... .

Une ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
5o for each additional word.
$2,00 for each consecutive
week with no changes. Call
227-1278 to place y6urs.

I''1"1"1"1"1"1 .................... *. *., :. : ~ t: : ~... .. ,*,.. ,.' _



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RN's and LPN's day or night shift
available. Apply in person, Bay St. Jo-
seph Care, Center, 220 9th St, Port
St. Joe. tfc 11/2

CNA's needed for all shifts. Training
available. Apply in person at Bay St.
Joseph Care Center, 220 Ninth St.,
Port St. Joe. tfc 11/2

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

75 gal. aquarium, complete w/ cabi-
net & filter. Also weight benches for
sale. 227-1192. ltp 10/26

White stove for sale, asking $100, 2
years old. Call 827-2746. 2tc 10/26

BAHAMA CRUISE, 5 days/4 nights,
underbookedl Must Sell! $279/
couple. Limited tickets. 1-800-935-
9999 ext. 2269., Mon. Sat., 9 a.m. -.
10 p.m. 4tp 10/26

I have painted pelicans, I make them
(concrete), $15 each. I will be making
them constantly. Corner of Hwy. 98
and Bay St.,,St. Joe Beach, Edna But-
ler. 647-8926. Iltc-10/26

S45" 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

Matching queen size sleeper sofa, love
seat, chair, .extra good cond. One vi-
nyl chair and one table. Call 229-
8868 or 229-6319. 2tc 10/19

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 11/2

miss the funi Craft class schedule for
October: Oct. 2 -."Bead Easy" T-shirt
(cat design): Oct. 9 Christmas Globe
Ornament; Oct 16 Decorated Door
Broom; Oct. 23 Reverse Collage in
Glass Bowl; Oct 30 Napkin Ap-
plique on T-Shirt. REMEMBER .
Sr. citizens receive 10% discount on
dclass fee and refreshments are
served. Classes at 7245 Hwy. 71,
White City, beginning at 6;30 p.
(EAstern). Call dudy Carter, 827-
2389, or Mary Peterson, 827-8703 for
supply list and fee information. REG-.
ISTER EARLY Class size limited! Sen-
ior citizens 10% discount on class
fee! Refreshments served! Register
TODAY- 5tc 9/28

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

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

Craftsman tools and Die Hard' bat-
teries are available now at Western
Auto Store, 219 Reid Ave. 227-1105.
tfc 11/2

Western Auto Special. Computer spin
balance 4 es aridd. tire rotation.

Mushroom Compost, $15 yard, any-
time, 648-5165. tfc 11/2

Port St. Joe Western Auto now hon-
oring entire Panama City Western
Auto company store advertised sale
prices. 227-1105, 219 Reid Ave.
,tfc 11/2

For Sale :
Alcoholic Beverages License
Series: 8COP
License: all of Gulf County
For more information call
229-8330 after 5:00 p.m.
9 .2. : 8tc9/1

Wild Rose

,has returned from a
month of antique buying
in Vermont. 1840's
dresser, shutters, fabrics,
prints, lots of beautiful
dishes, beaded purses and
much more. A very excit-
ing load of rare finds.
Come see our fresh

7018 Hwy. 98 in Beacon Hill.
Open Wed. Sun.
10:30 5:30 Eastern time.
MasterCard Visa -
Am. Express
Ito 10/26

LOST: Cat, male with blue eyes,
cream color. Lost in vicinity of Juni-
per Ave. & 20th St., Port St. Joe. Call
227-1738. Itp

Four weeks old female kittens free to
good homes only. Mama Is full blood-
ed calico. Call 227-1415. ltp 10/26

WANTED: Siamese kitten, either blue
point, lavender point or seal point.
229-2561. ltc 10/26

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 11/2

your home pet sitting by Joey and
Marie Romanelli, 229-1065. tfc 11/2

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

High and dry lot for sale by owner in
Gulf Aire Sub. on Cristin's Curve,
Block J, Lot3, $16,500. 648-5636.

Lovely 3 bedroom home on 2 lots, nu-
merous renovations and additions.
kitchen furn., washer and dryer. By
appt 229-9010 moving. tfc 10/26

2 bedroom, 1 3/4 bath home at White
City, 212 Charles St., $42,000. Come
by 91 Duval St. or call 227-7292, Vic
Burke. Or I'll sell you the one I'm in
for $37,000 and I'll move to White
City. Real big 2 bdrm., 1 1/2 bath
house Is approx. 1500 sq. ft. w/,
double carport and chain link fence.
2tlp 10/26

For sale by owner: 3 bdrm., house.,
Ig. corner lot. fenced yd.. double car-
port. fp. cen. h&a, new kitchen, ceil-
ing fans. great rm.. Good high loca-
tion. corner 21st and Long Ave.
Double insulated windows. $75.000
obo. ALSO I acre fenced with grass.
stocked pond. fence and barn. Ponde-,
rosa pines. 229-6673. tfc 11/2

For sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq. ft,, -3 bdrm., 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'x16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace and
home theatre Uystem 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 11/2

Boardwalk. Cape San Bias, 2 bdrm.,
2 ba. loft, 3 decks, $119.000. Call
229-8437. 4tp 10/19

'Lot at Seashores Subd.. $16.500. Call
647-3178. 2tp 10/19

1990 Fleetwood doublewide 24'x56'
vinyl sided and underpinned. 3
bdirm., 2 ba., Ig. 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 '109 W. Rogers St $35,000.
227-20.12. ltc 10/26

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 11/2

House, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, good
neighborhood on Marvin Ave. 229-
2783. tfc 11/2

Lot for Sale, Howard Creek 100'x218'.
Septic tank, well, underground utli/-
ties. Call 227-7313. tfc 11/2

3 bdrmn., 1 ba. corner lot, good rental
property. 2360 Hayes Ave., Highland
View. 227-2049. fc 11/2

"Handyman Special", 3 bdrm., 2
bath shell house, beautiful 1/2 acre.'
C-30 south Cape San Bias area. Rea-
sonably priced. Financing available.
227-7506. tfc 11/2

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. I tfc 11/2

LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south ofWewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 11/2

The Department announces receipt of an ap-
plication for permit from the U. S. Army Corps of
Engineers, Mobile District. File No. 07, 19, 20, 23,
32, 392732989, to perform maintenance dredging
and disposal of dredged material, snagging, reha-
bilitation of training works, and other minor dredg-
ing activities associated with the Florida portion of
* the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Rivers feder-
al navigation project. The project Is located In Cal-
houn, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, and Lib-
erty Counties, from the Florida-Georgia state line
in Lake Seminole to the confluence of the Apalach-
Icola River with Apalachlcola Bay. Permit No. 07,
19, 20, 23, 32, 391706039 authorizing dredging,
snagging, and other operations and maintenance
activities was issued to the applicant February 20,
1991, and expires February 20, 1996. The appli-
cant is seeking a five-year water quality certifica-'
tion to continue to perform operations and mainte-
nan&e activities.
This application is being processed and is
available for public Inspection during normal busl-
ness hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday
through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Bu-,
reau of Submrerged Lands and Environmental Re-
sources, 2600 Blair, Stone Road, MS' 2505, Talla-
hassee, Florida 32399-2400, telephone (904) 488-
Itc October 26, 1995

BID NO. 959S-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) 194 Ford Ranger XLT, White, 5-
speed transmission. Rear Sliding Win-
dow, Sport Wheels and Tires, 4 cyl. en-
gine, approx. 18.000 miles*
Vehicle can be seen at the Gulf County
Building Department, 1000 5th St., Gulf
County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Flori-
da 32456
For the following vehicle: (1) New ull
Blie 4x4, Standard or Extended Cab.. V-
8 Engine, A/T, A/C, AM-FM Step-Up
Rear Bumper.
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-
Shouse, 1000 Fifth. Street, Port St. Joe, Florida
The Board reserves the right to reject any
and all bids.
BY: /a/ Billy E, Traylor, Chairman
/s/ Benny C. Lister, Clerk of Courts
2tc October 19 and 26, 1995.
BID NO. 950 -03
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County Florida, will receive sealed bidsfrom any
person, company, or corporation interested in pur-,
chasing from the County the following described
personal property.
(1i 1994 Ford Ranger XLT, White, 5.
speed transmission, Rear Siding Win- .
dow, Sport Wheels and Tire, 4 cyl. en-
gine', approx. 18,000 miles.'
Vehicle can be seen at the Oulf County ,
Building Department. 1000 5th St., Gulf
County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florie-
da 32456
Please indicate on envelope that this iss a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER and what the bid
is for.
Bids will ,be received until 5 o'clock. P.M.;

WE NEEDl American made products,.
wood, glass, ceramics, crochet, quilts,
art;, jewelry, dolls,' afghans, etc. Your,
opportunity for year around sales.
Call 904-763-516-1 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

SALE, nice stucco 3 bdrm.. 2
ba.; Lanai w/heated pool; gar-
age & storage bldg. $110,000.
206'Narvaez St.
tfc 11/2

Half acre lots for sale, Hwy. 386,
Overstreet, Creekview Sihbd., $500
down. $96.48 per month, 120
months. Call and leave message; 229-
6031. tfc 11/2

1/2 acre lot with septic tank, $9,500.
Overstreet Road. Owner, financing,
227-2020, ask for Billy. tfc 11/2

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'
ds:[p. (approx. 1/3 acre) Zoned
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 11/2

Beautiful Shaded Corner
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 comer of
Sea Street and Azalea.
Cleared, ready to build.
(Best Value on the Beach)
tfc 11/2

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. Ttaylor, Chairman
/s/ Benny C. Lister, 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
(1) New Full Size 4x4, standd or Ex-
tended Cab,. V-8 Engine, A/T. A/C, AM-
S FM Step-Up Rear Bumper.
Delivery date must be specified. .
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver
unit on specified date will be set at 1$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: /s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
/s/ Benny C. Lister, Clerk of Courts
2tc October 19 and 26, 1995.

a/k/a F. R. PIPPIN. JR.
Deceased Case No. 95-0062-CP
The administration of the estate 'of FRANK-
UN 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 118, Wewahltchka,
Florida 32465. The name and address of the
personal representatives 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 McKenzle Avenue
Panama City, Florida 32401
(904) 785-1522
Florida Bar No. 309303
2tc Oct. 19 and 26, 1995

BID NO. 95e6-05
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 ie following described personal
property. ' "
One (1} New Rubber Tired' Front-End
Specifications can be obtained from the'
Oulf County ,Clerk's Office, at 1000
Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, FL 3245 or
by calling (904) 229-8112 FAX (904)
Delivery date must be specified. Liquidated
damages for failure to deliver unit on ,specified
date will be set at $25.00 per day.
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, November 14, 1995 at the Office of
the Clerk of the 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
2tc October 26 and November 2, 1995.

S BID NO. 95906-06
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:
One (1) John Deere 570A Motor Orader.
Serial #00501574, purchased now from
Beard Equipment Co., 09/28/83
One (1) Caterpillar 930o Wheeled Loader,
SerIal #41K12614, purchased new.from
Burford Equipment Co., 07/10/84
One (1) New Rubber Tired Front-End
S Loader. .
The used equipment can be seen at the
Gulf County Road Department on 7th
Street In Wewahltchka. Florda (904)
639-2238, FAX (904) 639-2033.
Specifications for the new equipment
can be obtained from the Oulf County
Clerk's Office. 1000 Fifth Street, Port
St. Joe, FL 32456 or by calling (904)
229-112. FAX (904) 2209-8174.
Delivery date must be specified. Liquidated
damages for failure to deliver unit on specified
date will be set at $25.00 per day.'
Please indicate on envelope that this .Is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and what the bid
i. s for.
Bids will be received until 5 o'clock. P.M.,
Eastern Time, November 14, 1995 at the Office of
the Clerk of the 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
2tc October 26 and November 2. 1995.

DONNA E. ZTIO File Number 95-70
Division PROBATE
The administration of the Estate of DONNA
E. ZITO, deceased, File Number 95-70, Is pending
in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Flori-
da 32456. The names and addresses of the person-
al representative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All 'persons on whom this notice is served
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the personal repre-
sentatlve, venue, or JurisdicUtion of this Court are
required to file their objections with this Court
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is served
within three months after the date of the first pub-
lication of this notice must file their claims with
All other creditors of the decedent and per-

sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this Court
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is October 26, 1995.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Telephone: 1904) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070
Personal Representative:
Donna E. Walker,
107 Bellamy Circle
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
2tp, October 26 and Nov. 2, 1995.

Sealed proposals will be received in the office
of the City Clerk 305 Fifth Street, Port St Joe,
Florida, until 4:30 p.m.. November 6, 1995, for
furnishing and delivering F.O.B.. Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida. Knuckleboom Trash Loader as outlined in the
speciflcations pertaining thereto.
Specifications and bid documents may be



The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will hold a public meeting, Thursday, November 2,
1995 at 6:00 p.m., E.S.T., to discuss the debris
removal from the aftermath of Hurricane Opal.
Representatives from the Department of Environ-
mental Protection Agency, State Emergency Man-
agement, Corps of Engineers and FEMA will be in

All concerned citizens are invited to attend.

Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
ltc Oct. 26,1995


A Department of Environmental

Protection (DEP) representative will

be at the Gulf County Planning /

Building Department office on

Tuesday and Thursdays from 81:00 -

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.
S2tc d. 19nd 2. 1995

I Elizabeth W. Thompson

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

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

Boater's Dream
NORTH CANAL DR., OVERSTREET, FL. If you have always wanted a
place to privately moor your boat, this Is it! Beautiful 1/2 acre on
the Intracoastal Waterway with home and 100' of frontage. Home
Is a 3 bd., 2 ba. beauty w/a breathtaking view of the Intracoastal
Waterway. Large den with fireplace and ceiling fans that connects to
a sitting room/breezeway. There is also a nice living room for enter-
taining. Spacious kitchen w/all the appliances and a water softener.
Double garage w/outside storage room 'attached. Home is covered
in siding for low maintenance. Small docking facility with great po-
tential. Also, one side of the property is bordered by St. Joe Paper
Company. Don't let this unique waterfront property pass you by be-
cause it won't last long. OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE.
1.26 acre waterfront parcel that is contiguous to the above men-
tioned property. Almost 200' on the Intracoastal Waterway that
could be your dream building site. Heavily wooded and high and dry.
Minimal marsh grass. This is a boater's dream come true. OWNER
124 HUNTER CIRCLE, PORT ST. JOE. Very nice 4 br/2 ba. brick
home nestled among large oaks on a deep lot. Home Is a great
room design w/a beautiful brick fireplace. Nice kitchen, w/all the
major appliances and a bar for eating. Also, there are idts of cabi-
nets and storage space in the kitchen & throughout the house. The
spacious master bdrm. is away from the other bedrooms and has
its own bath. The back yard is large and has a nice wired workshop
'as well as a dog pen. If you are wanting to move up to a nicer home
or are looking for a home In a nice quiet neighborhood, then this is
it!~ priced to sell at $74,500.00. Call Jay Rish, Associate Broker,
for a showing at your convenience.

75' x 100' lot 15% down with low monthly payments. Owner financ-
ing!!! ONLY $10,000.!!! Needs some fill. Call Jay Rish.
If you've been affected by Hurricane Opal, and if you wish to rent or
sell your property, please contact us about your possible options.
We have renters and buyers available now.

Veterans Office

Closed Friday
According to Bo Williams, vet-
erans Service Officer, the Gulf
County Veteran Service Office in
the Gulf County Courthouse will
be closed Friday, October 27th.
He advises that any veterans
in need of assistance at this time
may call 1-800-827-1000.

obtained from the City Clerk's Office.,305 Fifth
Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 324560, telephone (904)
229-8261, Monday through Friday, between &00
a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Bids will be publicly opened
and read at 8:30 p.m., November 6,. 1995 n the
Fire Station Conference Room, Williams, Avenue,
Port St. Joe, Florida. The City reserve the right to
accept or reject any or all bids, or to select the Bid
felt' to ben the best interest of the City.
/a/ Pauline Pendarvis
City Clerk 9
Itc Oct, 26, 1995 ,

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