The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: January 25, 1996
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Bridge Work On Highway 98

Contractors turned traffic onto the new-
ly re-constructed Depot Creek bridge on
Highway 98, about six miles east of Port St.
Joe this past week. Shown in the photo is a
recently finished by-pass around where the
same highway crosses George Washington
Branch just east of the Ward Ridge subdivi-

sion. The by-pass wil
traffic while construction
large box culvert which
at this point. Work is
the culvert within the
SRoberts Construction C

Expansion of Wewa Phone E:

Ballots to Question Customer Acceptance Go

The Florida Public Service
Commission has ordered St. Jo-
seph Telecommunications, with
headquarters in Port St. Joe. to
conduct a survey of all customers
in the Wewahitchka exchange to
determine customer interest in
- 'ejiaridtgts local callffig area'to
include the Panama City ex-
Approval of the expanded lo-
cal call area would mean an in-
: crease in basic monthly phone
rates for the area affected.
The current Wewahltchka lo-
cal call area Includes calls to Port

St. Joe, the Beaches and Blount-
stown. If the expansion is ap-
proved, residents on the Wewa-
hitchka, 639 exchange, would
also be able to call all exchanges
in the Bay County area and have
it treated as a .local .a. .
- Basic lbctal rates would be In-
creased on a graduated scale with
residential phone rates being in-
creased by $4.20 per month,
business phones increased by
$11.38 and a PBX phone system
by $15.51. The rates would re-
flect Increases from two-thirds to
double the present rates.

The Gulf County Commissioni
decided to take a serious look at
Imposing franchise fees on utility
companies serving unincorporat-
,ed areas of Gulf County.
Franchise fees end results
would be a utility tax for unincor-
porated portions of Gulf County
not currently paying the tax.
cREsidents in the cities of Port St.
"Joe and Wewahitchka would be
.14 ,. e' excluded from the tax since they
are already paying taxes on utill-
s h ties nd the cities are collecting
franchise fees.
Commissioner Michael Ham-
,H: mond suggested several months
ago the board look into the fees
after learning they had unsuc-
cessfully been challenged in
court, and were being instituted
I re-route vehicular in counties throughout the state.
on crews replace the Hammond's proposed the board
crosses the highway call for a county-wide referen-
expected to begin on dum. allowing voters to decide
next few days. C. W. whether or not they wanted to
Company is the con- attach the franchise fees and
resulting tax.
He further suggested generat-
ed revenues be split, with 50 per-
cent going toward offsetting ad
valorem taxes and 50 percent ear-
marked to county emergency ser-
xchange vices, particularly fire depart-
u In M ail During discussion in Tuesday
Out In Mail. evening's meeting, Commissioner
Nathan Peters, Jr. told the board,
increase would peg basic "We've been looking for a tax
t $10.50 for residential where everyone could participate.
rs, $28.63 for business We got it. Now let's move with it."
and $48.66 for PBX sys- peters made a motion to
adopt a county ordinance to
ito nthe systm and impose utility franchise fees in
bm the. on ethee e n ana minlcorpotated 'sections of Gulf
rte iby mal beginningewi. county. Commissioner Jessie
by mailn31 Th bann- Armstrong seconded the motion
It be signed and returned ,for discussion.
than March 1. The ser- During discussion the board
be approved by FPSC if showed interest in the fees and
the ballots are returned the possibility of generating funds
majority favor 'the in- that might further lower ad val-
rate for the service. orem taxes and create revenue for

fire departments to purchase
needed fire lighting equipment.
However, they wanted to give the
public an opportunity to express
themselves and learn about the
tax before they acted on the ordi-
Peters' motion failed 1-4, with
Peters casting the only supporting
vote. Board Chairman Billy
Traylor told the board he was
learning toward supporting the
utility fees but he wanted to hear
from the public before the board,
made a decision.
The board agreed to conduct
a public hearing on the fees
'February 13. at 5:00 p.m. to get
public input on the proposed fees
and their impact on the county.

The board held a public hear-
ing on an ordinance prohibiting
the use and possession of tobacco
products by anyone under 18
years of age.
Following a proposal from
Gulf County Judge Bob Moore at
their last meeting, the board
decided to adopt the ordinance to
remove a loop hole in state'laws
which declare it illegal for mer-
chants to sell tobacco products to
minors, but doesn't make It illegal
for minors to possess or use the
Three local residents voiced
their objection to the ordinance
during the meeting. Elizabeth
Terry told the board, "It looks like
you're taking my parental rights
away from me." She and her
daughter, Nina,.were vocal in
their objections to the ordfriance.
Chairman Taylor told the
group, "I have not had one person
call in opposition to the ordi-
nance." He and the remainder of
the board stood firm In their sup-
port of the ordinance.
Commissioner Warren Yeager
stated the call for help had origi-

nated from School Resource
Officers who were not legally able
to, deal with tobacco usage and
possession problems.
A minor who violates the ordi-
, nance would be subject to up to
$100 in fine, up to 50 hours of
community service, or both for
his/her first offense.
An adult convicted of violat-
(See UTILITY TAX on Page 6)

Select A.

Citizen of

the Year
The Chamber of Com-
merce Board of Directors',
wiU make the seleetfon of
a person to be: presented
with the Citizen of the
Year. award. at..the annual
banquet meeting, making
the final choice om.. nom-
inations they. receive from
the general publlUo They
will. make, their final elec-
tion February 5 at the
meeting of the Board..
If you know of some-
one you consider to be
worthy of this honor, send
in your nomination today
for considerationn. by the
Board. Describe your nomi-
ateW'., .ik.Ppultti.la^
te Inltg why "y red-rec6*
ommnendiAg him or her for
the honor. ...
UMSe the nowoairtio
fom. found oa page 7A of
this issue to make your
nomination and do: t: to-

High Court Gives ShrimpersNet Victory

Much-Needed Decision Gives Producers Hope For More Favorable Decisions

The Florida Supreme Court
handed down an unanimous de-
cision Thursday of last week,
supporting Florida shrimp fisher-.
men's claim a net they have' de-'

veloped to meet new state limits
does just that The net, known as
the Golden-Crum net, was crafted
by netmaker Buford Golden from
a 500 square foot piece of netting

to comply with the new provision
in the state Constitution which
limits nets used in inshore waters
to no more than 500 square feet.
The Department of. Environ-
mental Protection and the Florida
Conservation Association, a sport
fishing group that spearheaded
the net-ban campaign, had differ-
ent versions of the net's size,
which Justice Leander Shaw, who
wrote the Court's unanimous de-
cision, labeled, "an absurd result'
defying common sense."
The Court's ruling contained
what they construed to be the
proper method of measuring the
shrimp net, which both the Attor-
ney General's office and FCA
argued against, claiming the for-,
mula used resulted in a much
larger shrimp trawl than is al-
lowed by the amendment.
The ruling said, in part. "It is
undisputed that Golden used less
than 500 square feet of netting to
construct the net. Notwithstand-
ing the actual raw stock used, the
FCA [stretch mesh method] meas-
ures the net at 953. square feet;
the state [open mesh diagonal]
measures the ret at 673 square
feet; and Millender [open mesh
across the bar] measures the net
at 476 square feet. The trial court
found that Millender's method of
measurement more closely com-
plies with the amendment's speci-
Bruce Millender of Franklin
County was one of the appellees
in the case.
Millender's and the fishing in-
dustry's method of measuring
nets is to measure from knot to
knot in the webbing and measure
each individual portion of the
webbing as a square, not in its
stretched or closed position, as
the state and FCA were contend-
The high court upheld an ear-

her ruling by Judge Kevin Davey_
in the Circuit Court in which he
ruled the Millender measuring
method had been historically
used by the industry to measure
nets and thus the Golden-Crum
net met amendment specillca-
The-Thursday ruling also up-
held Judge Davey's ruling that
the amendment was designed
only to Urnit commercial fishing;
not eliminate it, as the state and
FCA interpretations of the net
size would have the effect of do-
Justice Shaw specifically
ruled against the two measure-
ment formulas which would re-
sult in a larger net determination
than "The obvious policy and in-
tent of the amendment...
The court decision also
summed up its remarks by writ-
ing, "Proposed methods of meas-
urement by the state and FCA
reach an absurd result and defy
common sense."
The justices ruled that the
state and FCA versions of the net
size were not those understood
and voted on by the people of
Port St. Joe attorney J. Pat-
rick Floyd, who represented Mil-
lender and his fellow appellees
said he was elated by the court's
decision and their unanimity.
'They gave a strong statement for
the common sense approach of
our case," he said.
Pat McFarland of Port St.
Joe, and president of the Seafood
Producers and Consumers Asso-
ciation said, "It's been a long hard
fight. Hopefully this is only the
first of several decisions in our fa-
vor. We contend that the voters of
Florida were misled in this matter
and we are trying to overturn the
amendment on that basis. Maybe
we can find a way in which we
can continue to work."

Golden-Crum version of legal shrimp nets hang from a
boat, ready for use in this photo.

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Utility Tax Pondered In

Suburban Gulf County

SFunds Would Be Earmarked For Designated Purposes Such
As Rural Fire Departments, Ad Valorem Tax Reduction, Etc.




Common Sense

Prevails In Supreme Court Ruling

THE WORDS "ABSURD" and "common sense" were liberally
sprinkled throughout the Supreme Court Justice's written opin-
ion regarding shrimp net sizes last week. These words have long
been needed in application to the whole net limiting amendment
brou-ha-ha since its beginning and we're elated to see their in-
troduction as a proper description of the matter.
The justices, made their ruling as to whether or riot a net,
crafted to meet the limitations set by the amendment was prop-
The Supreme Court said it didn't exceed the definition in the
constitution amendment.
EVEN BY LAWYER definition one wonders how you can get
a 953 square foot or a 674 trawl net out of a 500 square foot
piece of net. The high court's proper use of the words "common
sense" definitely come into play here. One simply can't make
something out of nothing. The last one to do that was God, when
he created the Earth. We don't think netmaker Buford Golden
claims to have that ability.
How could the Supreme Court have sensibly arrived at a dif-
ferent decision? How could the state of Florida and the FCA
champion their measuring formula with a straight face? How
could they hope to sell the court on their argument?
THE REAL "COMMON SENSE" should have been applied to
the original concept of a net ban when it was first initiated. It
made no "common sense" then and it makes no "common sense"
now to prohibit a sizeable group of people from following an hon-
est profession which had been a way of making a living and pro-
ducing food since before the time of Christ.
The real application of the word "absurd", we think, belongs
to the reaction of the voters of the state to the amendment pro-
posal in the first place.
WE FEEL THE SUPREME Court handed down the only deci-
sion they could sensibly have rendered in this case.

WE'IE DISTURBED BY what we have witnessed in the past
few days. It is counter to the best interests of the people of our
county and shouldn't have taken place.
We are talking about the bickering which has come to light
between our Gulf County Commission and the City Commission
of Port St. Joe. To begin with, no matter what the cause, it
sounds like two six-year-old children arguing over who's dad can
whip the other, or fighting over possession of a toy which is large
enough for both to use.
WE'RE TALKING OF THE bickering which has resulted over
who has control of the state recycling money which is ,coming
into the county. We understand this source of funds may not be
available next year, but that doesn't keep the grown juveniles
from fighting over possession of what they have been told will
not be available. How's that for "common sense"?
In the first place, there was never enough money to set up
multiple recycling programs inside Gulf County. There was never
enough state money to start even one program, adequately.
SO, WHAT HAPPENED? The County made a wrenching de-
cision several years ago and decided to shut down its garbage
operation, furnishing eradication services for the county's solid
waste. They opted, instead to turn it over to private contractors.
In the meantime, the City of Port St. Joe decided to hang in
there a little longer and met with the County to discuss the mat-
ter. The County, in a moment of largesse said in effect, "Go
ahead, but we're getting out. If there is any way we can help, let
us know. We're in this thing together.
THE CITY GOT assurances of part of the recycling money
then coming into the county, for certain purposes. They built up
a recycling program which was beginning to work and even took
over some of the County's recycling, which theywere not doing.
Cardboard, making up the county's largest single volume of solid
/waste, was baled by the city and taken to St. Joe Paper for recy-
cling. It was collected fromiall over the county.
This type of cooperative effort went on for a few years and we;
had a good thing going which was beneficial to everyone and
made efficient use of the few state.
NOW, THE FIGHTING over control of the money has started.
It looks to us as if it would make more sense to continue funding
a single program for the entire county which is already under-
way and let the County get into: any new programs. Gulf County
is not large enough for two recycling operations to be anywhere
near cost effective.


Robert Holmes Brewer lived
over on Cherry Street in a rather
nondescript white clapboard
house. It looked amazingly a lot
like all the other houses" on that
little stretch of West Cherry. It
did have one major distinguishing
mark--a unique garage-storage
building-boat shed combination
stood just to the east of the

bunker Down with Kes

by Kesley Colbert

"Warped" Speed Is More Like It

house. Mr. Brewer didn't have
much room between him and the
Owenby's so, as fate would have
It, he assembled his out buildings
on a rather lean but long pattern.
The one car garage was about
twelve feet wide and at least six-
teen, maybe eighteen feet deep.
Mr. Brewer just added his storage
building to the back of the garage
by extending the flat roof another
eighteen feet or so and walling up
the sides. The open boat shed
was tacked on by setting some
wooden posts "out back" and
adding to the roof. What you end-
ed up with was a kind 'a funny
looking conglomeration that

wasn't very wide but it must 'a
been every bit of fifty feet long.
Yogi, you didn't go around
calling your best friend Robert
Holmes, and I spent a lot of
"summer time" in and around
that old building-and one crazy
moment on top of it .....
As best I recall, the whole
thing was his idea.
One of the toys making the
rounds ,that particular summer
was the small, assemble it your-
self, extra light weight airplane
made out of super thin wood of
some kind that, when properly
"wound up" with the accompany-

Ing rubber band, would propel it-
self across the sky. I'm sure you
remember this plane, it had oi-
cial looking red numbers on the
wings, cost next to nothing and
your little sister could put it to-
gether in no time.
Yogi and I would "wind up"
those little propellers as tight as
we could on our respective planes
and race them across his back
yard. We bored rather quickly of
the "wholcan go the farthest the
fastest game" and turned our su-.
per sonic imaginations to other
flying pursuits. We'd stand about
twenty yards apart, wind 'em up,
tight, and fly 'em, at each other.
Let me tell you we had some hor-
rendous collisions. And you talk'
about sone battle scars Any kind
of a lick would break a wing or a
propeller. We would retire to the
"middle shed" to effect our re-
In our never ending quest to
knock the other guy out of the;
sky we began to "beef up" our
models. We'd glue small pieces of
wood to the belly and wings for
extra support. We enlarged the
propeller. And we kept coming up:
with bigger and stronger rubber
When a plane was damaged
to the point of being rendered
useless in battle, we'd coax one
last kamikaze mission out of it.
We'd get it flyable. tie a cherry
bomb to the under carriage, wind
the prop up tight, make sure the
fuse was going good and launch it
skyward. From the relative safety
of the boat shed I've seen airplane
bits and pieces scattered over the
better parts of four back yards.
Those were the days my
friend, I thought they'd never end

During a late afternoon lull
Yogi looked up over what was left
of his last Flying Tiger, "Heber",
he only called me Kesley when he
was mad at me, "let's build a big
plane. One we can get In and ac-
tually fly."
Listen, It's not easy -building
a real airplane. It took us two*?
whole days We couldn't find any
balsa wood but between the gar-
age, shed and boat house. Mr.
Brewer had Just about everything
we needed. We carefully took the
panelling off one wall for the
wings and sides. It was the light-
est material we could find. We
braced It with some of the thin
boards we pulled off from around
the windows., We found a Wash-
ington apple crate that would be
Just right for a seat. The wheels
were a snap-we borrowed 'em off
of the old reel lawnmower in the
corner. I got a little nervous when
Yogi cut up both boat paddles for
propellers-but they fit together
rather nicely and we attached
them to our shovel handle shaft
with no problem at all. One look
at that half nailed together and
half glued up flying machine and
I knew two things for sure: one,
Jules Verne would be proud of
us; and two, we were going to
(See KESLEY on Page 3)

Would I Believe That Story If Someone Were To Tell It To Me?

fellow came by the office com-
plaining about one of his sons
making a "C" on his report card
for the second time in a row.
A lot of parents would be so
proud they would pop the but-
tons off their shirt if their son
would Just make a "C" on his re-
port card rather than a "D" or "F",
but- this particular father-a
young man who didn't do much
better when he was in school-is
all bent out of shape because his
son came home with back-to-
back "C's" in a subject and he
had grounded the young man. /
I'll not tell you who he is be-
cause it might cause the son em-
barrassment for people to know
his, father; his own flesh and
blood; could be so Inconsiderate
as to insist that he make the hon-
or roll, just because he was capa-
ble of doing it.
"I'm not punishing him for
making the "C", the young father
said. "I'm punishing him for not
making what he is capable of

making; his work ethic is sliding,
so to speak."

young father to want his son to
do as well as he can and strive for
quality rather than mediocrity.
It's also why the rearing of chil-
dren is a younger adult's job.
Even younger parents wouldn't
have the firmness about them to
inflict punishment when their
children were "doing well enough
to meet the median standard",
and those parents of an advanced
age wouldn't have the stamina to
keep up with the kids attempts at
regulating their parents.

Kids will test parents, to see
what their boundaries are and
just what they can get by with.
Even the best of kids will do this.
I'm just amused at this young
man going through this phase
with his young son with such ob-
vious difficulty. It was just as ob-
vious that it bothered him to be
faced with this situation with HIS

IT'S NOT ONLY children who
will try to get by with something.
Grown folks will try you, too, to
see how much they can get away
with ... to see what an outland-
ish story you will believe .. Just

S. how much you will swallow.
Some stories are pretty out-
Slandish and the author wbuld re-
Salize that if he/she would just
stop and analyze it in the light of
day. All they have to do is ask
themselves, "Would I believe that,
if someone were to tell it to me?"
Stories, reasons, excuses ...
all have a reality check they must
meet in order to be acceptable
With no questions asked.
First: Does it sound reasona-
S Second: Did I smile or fail to
Meet the eyes of the person I was
Stalking to when I related the tale?
Third: Did I keep repeating
the phrases "you know?", or 'you
I understand?" while trying to con-
Svince a person what I am saying
' is absolutely true.

S I HAD CAUSE to apply this
formula to something that was
being related to me the other day
about a certain black eye which

adorned what was otherwise a
very nice face.
I want to tell you now, the
story failed the first point of my
test. It didn't sound reasonable.
The lady-yes, lady-was in
the office sporting the blackest,
black eye I had seen in many a
moon and she started telling me
just exactly how she got that
shiner before I even asked.
I was trying to ignore the
shiner which was so prominent
on her right orb, but it was im-
possible to do. It was that obvi-
ous. She knew it was that obvi-
ous, too.
I'll relate the story as it was
related to me, word for word,
without any embellishment. I
wouldn't enlarge or subtract from
it, giving you the wrong idea
about what happened, for any-
thing in the world.

"I WAS BATHING my dog-a
great dane-when he suddenly
got the notion he was finished be-

fore I was," she said.
So far, so good.
"My husband was helping
me," she continued.
Again, so far so good.
"Suddenly the dog took a
lunge and hit me in the. face with
one of his huge paws and blacked
my eye," she completed her tale.
I've heard of running into
door knobs, stepping on the end
of a rake, getting an "eye" tooth
pulled; even pulling the cork
stopper out of a bottle, all caus-
ing black.eyes, but never a great
dane Jumping out of a bathtub
because he was tired of being
I have my own theory about
that black eye. I think she was
giving her husband, Pat, his Sat-
urday night bath and he thought
she was scrubbing his back too
hard and he took a swipe at her
with his rubber duck, hitting her
in the eye with the beak.
Can you think of a more rea-
sonable explanation?

St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
January 26 5:44 a.m. L 0.1 4:39 p.m. H 0.7
January 27 4:00 a.m. L -0.1 5:12p.m. H 0.8
January 28 4:18 a.m. L -0.3 5:52 p.m. H 1.0
January 29 4:52 a.m. L -0.4 6:37 p.m. H 1.0
January 30 5:30a.m. L -0.4 7:22 a.m. H 1.1
January 31 6:09 a.m. L -0.4 8:06 a.m. H 1.1
.f- February 1 6:47 a.m. L .-0.4 8:48 p.m. H 1.1
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Cape Lighthouse Snuffed Out; Lens Covered Up

Cape San Bla

(From Page 2)
have to have a big rubber band.
We solved the problem with a
bicycle inner tube. Cut into a thin
strip it stretched pretty good. And
it turned our propeller-and, with
a little push from behind by
whoever, wasn't "at the controls",
it moved oir plane.-
We just couldn't get our heav-
ier than air machine off the
"Heb, we need more air under
the wings and we've got to go
faster. Let's get on top of the
sheds and use 'em for a runway."
This was years before the A & E
Channel so we didn't have a clue
about "lift" and "ground speed"
,but it sounded pretty good to me.
It took us a while to get the plane
unscathed up to our elevated
launching pad..,
Now, understand here, we
didn't expect to fly down to Glea-
son or even the two blocks over to
the football field. We weren't stu-
pidl -But we did think we could..
stay "up" long enough to make it.
to the back fence and maybe,
with a little luck anda tallwind.
over-it into Bo Booth's yard.
It was,;my turn to drive. Yogi
was going to push the entire
length of the runway. I was going
to manually release our "wound
up motor" when we hit that little
dip over the .boat shed so we
wouldn't waste- "propeller time"
running along the garage.
All systems :were go when I
went over the edge, but there
must 'a been some kind 'a major
malfunction in our design. Folks,
I flew all right-15 feet straight
down like a tonof bricks When I
came to I was bleeding from ihy
nose, mouth, both ears and one
Yogi was jutiping up and
down. "Kesley, you: busted up our
Upon further review, I take
back what I said about those be-
ing the days, my friend ......

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'Auto Accidents

Arm/Hand Pain
Leg/Foot Pain'

By Herman E. Jones, MI
On an overcast and ominous
Thursday, January 18 at approxi-
mately II a.m., the Cape San
Bias Lighthouse was dismissed of
its responsibility of warning mari-
ners of the treacherous shoals
which extend approximately five
miles, into the Gulf after 111
years of dedicated and reliable
The procedure was as simple
as turning off the now electrically
powered light and covering the
1859 third-order, French made
.-- = lens which still displays the chips
Si h. ~ which were caused by Confeder-
S ate musket.lire. A lens which has
endured the Civil War and with-
stood the numerous hurricanes
which annually plague the Gulf
." ""' coast, but that ultimately may
,'-. not weather government cutbacks
.,-. *which presently threaten to per-
manently extinguish the light If
so, the valuable lens would likely
'-- .* ; be removed to become a museum
showpiece, and the nonfunctional
i. tower left to defend Itself against
the unrelenting elements of na-
\ Although the lens precludes
the Civil War, the tower was not
S.constructed until 1885, being
.? I t-". preceded by three separate brick
lighthouses, the latest of which
S' being the tower which originally
supported the now existing lens.
e, eThe first lighthouse 'estab-
lished at Cape San Bias was com-
.pleted in 1847. although a storm
toppled the tower four years later.
A subsequent tower was not built
until. 1856; however, it too was
destroyed by a storm only after a
few short months. Again, in 1859R-
a 65-foot lighthouse was lighted
with a thmrd-order lens (the cur-
rent lens), Just two years prior to
the Civil War.
The tower was severely dam-
aged by Confederate troops after
they burned everything, including
a hthouse the keeper's house, in an attempt
is Lighthouse to destroy the light which during
the time aided Union navigation.
In, addition, the precious Confed-
lr2s Lderate salt works were established
Gulfs Commodity close by, the location of which
Sis ve a was signaled by the light. The
D ibution Resumes twer, and miraculously the lens.
U.S. D.A. commodities will endure this period and re-
U. S.D.A. commodities will- be shorine undhlightedtdwhrcel
distributed in Gulf County on mained until July 1882. at which
January 30th and February Ist to time the tower fell again into the
3:0uay30tp.h,.T and hebruay dIst toGulf as a result of erosion (the
those who are eligible. Elgibilty Gulf as a result of erosion (the
is based on total household lens being removed prior to the
income not in excess of the state gradual toppling of the tower). At
establishedd maximum percentage this point, the brick towers obvi-
of the -poverty line for-the appro .- ously proved defenseless.against
private household size. Recipients hurricanes and erosion, thus in
will receive two (2) months com- dicating a need to change the de-
modities on these dates, therefore sign of the next tower.
It Is very IMPORTANT that every- in response, the Lighthouse
one bring a bag or box. Board erected a steel skeleton
The distribution will take structure (the current tower) 400
place in Port St. Joe and to 500 yards away from the
Wewahitchka at the senior citi- shoreline and lighted it on June
zens buildings. The distribution 30, 1885 with the salvaged third-
in Port St. Joe will be onTuesday, order lens. Nine years later, in
January 30th, from 1:00 until October of 1894, the tower was
3:00 p.m., E.S.T., and the distrib- standing in water where it re-
ition in Wewahitchka will be on mained until 1919, due to opi-
Thursday, February Ist, from mlsm induced by the waxing and
12:00 until 2:00 3.nm, C.S.T. waning of beach erosion. The
Recipients must have a f cu- skeleton tower, which could be
rent commodity card to receive disassembled, was moved a quar-
their commodities. There will be tr mile north to the location
no registration at the distribution where t now safely stands.
centers. If anyone has questions During the days prior to Lo-
concerning their eligibility, they ran Stations and'GPS (CGlobal Po-
should call 229-9112, 639-5068. siUoning System), numerous
'or come by the commodity office lighthouses dotted the coastline
in the Gulf County Courthouse of the Florida Panhandle. Howev-
prior to these dates. Wewahitchka er today few remain lighted, due
residents may come to the Old to technology, the continually
Courthouse on Wednesday, eroding coastline, and, in this
January 31st, from' 12:30 to 4:30 case, government cutbacks. To-
p.m., C.S.T., to certify. for corn- day. one must travel east to St.
modities. Marks or west to Pensacola if-
"To' certifjror recertify you will they wish to observe a functional
need to bring proof of income or lighthouse, unless the Cape San-
,foord andap Blas light can be relighted.
food stamp papers. More importantly, many fish-
"Acceptance -and participa- erman and others who rely on the,
tion" in the program is the -same Gulf waters for -their livelihood,
for everyone without regard to and who have relied on the light-
race, color, national origin, age, house for decades, must now
sex, or handicap. navigate the hazardous waters off






Costin's Bookkeeping Service

Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(904) 229-8581

Special Hours Until Feb. 9, 1996


9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The 1859 third order French-made lens on
the present light still bears nicks from Con-
federate rifle balls which were inflicted
during the Civil War. The light is standing
in its fourth location, working on its third
tower since it was first constructed in 1847.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Martin places a hood over the
100-year-old lighthouse lamp to protect it from the ele-
ments. The old lamp has already withstood the assault of an
unknown Civil War rifleman and several hurricanes.
,.*.fc. .. -- --- -. .. .... ..........

Cape San Blas without the light's
aiu. This need is even greater to-
day, because of the many net
fishermen, who must now travel
even farther offshore in response
to the recently imposed net bans.
Even with the technological ad-
vances in navigation, nothing
compares with the reliability of a
lighthouse, especially for those
who do not possess the equip-
ment required to utilize the latest
navigational resources.
The Cape San Bias Light-
house has not only served as an
aid to navigation for the countless
fishermen, sailors, and boatsmen
who have plied the northeastern
Gulf waters over the past centu-
ry, but also as a symbolic remin-
der of a time long past. The cur-
rent lighthouse was first lighted
during a period of American cul-
ture representative of progress,
Innovation, and ingenuity. A perl-
S od inspired by enlightment and
elegance which collaboratively
Produced the uniqueness of the
Cape lighthouse and two 1905
lighikeepers' dwellings, which re-
main as symbolism of attributes
that are not as prevalent in to-
day's society.
The Cape San Bias light-
house is located approximately
S10 miles south-southwest of Port
St. Joe.' near the pristine St. Jo-
seph Peninsula State Park which
contains many miles of unspoiled
beautiful white and emerald Gulf
beaches, shallow bay grass flats,
and pine and oak forests.
The lighthouse and lightkeep-
ers' dwellings cannot actually be
entered, however, they can be ob-
i- served from the beach.

Several access points exist
along the highway, although if
you do not possess a four-wheel
drive and beach driving permit, a
short walk of approximately two
thirds of a mile must be per-
,formed from the Stump Hole,
during which one might even ex-
pect to see one of the several Bald
Eagles which nest on the Cape
The shutdown of the Cape
San Bias Lighthouse is not a per-
manent one, as of yet if you are
interested in responding to the
closure, you may voice your opin-
ion by contacting:
Eighth Coast Guard District
501 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130-3396
zi.. -i!.iI


Preparing for New Owner -Western Auto Is NOGTCOSING "


Port St. Joe Western Auto is clearing out all merchandise not handled by
Western Auto Supply Company: f

All Terrain LT 235-75-R15 Tire $50.00 Bamboo Fishing Poles 14' ............Wero $4:29 $.14
One Only indudes mount & balance A Fishing Tackle 1/2 Off
Wheel Covers (singles & pairs) $5.00 shng Tackle 1/
Bug Lite'ReplaementSunbeam 25 wt..Were $17.99 $799 Rowing Machine w Ws.s $69.90
Anio, Rifle & Shoigun 25% off Galvanized Wire Fence 36"x50' ..Wa $24.99 $12.50
S$44 Screen Wire 24"x84" ................W...was $3.05 $1.52
Microwave Cart w/Door .. ...........Wa $9.95 $44.odsw
S .. ~... l '..r Closet Rods Wa 4.9 $2.4 9

Pet Supplies (leashes, collars, etc.I................ I /
Sandpaper 1/2 Off
Garden Hand Tools Were $2.19 99
Ironing Board Was $21.55 $9.99
Mouse Traps (pkg.of 2) .................were s $. 49 4
Scales 1/3 off
Fishing Rods & Reels 1/3 Off
Timex Watches (30 to pkk from) 1/3 Off
Automobile Chemicals 1/2 Off
(29 Different Product)
Stock Reduction All Bikes At Cost
(Add 8.o00 or Assembl
Hunting Hats Were $5.29 $2.64
Orange Hats Were $4.49 $2.24
Hunting Shirts, Pants & Vest 1/2 off
While & Black Rubber Boots sz.7...Were $17.95 $8.95
Chest Waders, size 7 ..............Were 7.99 $23.99
Rainsuits and Ponchos 1/2 Off
Hardware for Basketball Mount ....Was $18.99 $9.49
Shotgun Recoil Pads Were $12.79 $6.39
Coleman Lantern Globes ..............ere $8.05 $3.99
Back Support Belt 1/2 Off
Tennis Shoes, size 8 Were $15.99 $7.49
Skates Were $47.99 $23.99
Inflatable Pool Lounge ................Was $14,99 $7.49

Cafe Curtain Rods Were $1.29 644
Miscellaneous Cabinet Hinges & Catches...... 1/2 Off
All PVC Pipe Elbows & Etc 1/2 Off
Electric Fence Insulators 1/2 Off
Wall Mounted Soap Dishes ........Were a$.79 $2.39
Shower Heads Were $3.99 $1.99
Outside Faucets $2.00
All Orange Price Tag Items
in Lawn & Garden Department 1/2 Off
Wizard MTD & Briggs & Stratton Parts.......1/2 Off
All Grass Catchers 1/2 Off
Root Feeder Was $7.95 $3.95
Vegetable Dusters Were $7.29 $3.64
Vac-Sac Vacuum
Attachment for Blowers ..............Was $42.92 $9.99
Plant Hanging Pole Was $9.49 $4.75
Assorted 3/8 Drive Sockets 1/2 Off
Assorted Wrenches & Tools 1/2 Off
Mini-Battery Charger ...............Was $16.99 $8.49
Tachometer Was $34.99 $17.49
Vacuum Gauge Was$8.49 $4.24
Body Repair Tool Kit 2 only .......Were $16.99 $9.99
Model Paint Was $.90 45 C
Western Auto Race Car .............Was $12.95 $6.45

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Announce Plans

For '96 Pageant

The 1996 Miss Valentine Pa-
geant, sponsored by the Gulf
County Senior Citizens Associa-
tion, will be held on February 10,
beginning at 7:00 p.m., C.S.T., at
the Wewahitchka Elementary
The pageant competition is
open to all Gulf County high
school girls ages 13 to 19. Regis-
tration forms are available in the
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka
High School principal's offices.

Thank You
I would like to thank the peo-
ple at Gulf Pines Hospital, espe-
cially Carol Erickson, Barbara
Roben, Dave (P./T.), and Tina, for

The entry fee is $10.00 and
the deadline for registration is
February 5. Each girl will receive
a trophy for participating in the
Shipes Studios will be availa-
ble in the school's front office for
photos on the evening of the pa-
geant beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Anyone interested in volun-
teering to help with the produc-
tion is asked to contact Jerry Sto-
koe at 229-8466.

Rich Whitfield

To Wed

Lowry Bates,


Pamela Lowery, along with
her daughters, Lacey and Lauren,
are proud to announce the en-
gagement and upcoming marriage
of her sister. Paula Anne Lowry to,
Randall Ray Bates.
She Is the daughter of Dr. Pe-
ter and Judy Koletar of.Crossvllle,
Tennessee and Harry and Mary
Dell Lowry of Port St. Joe.
He is the son of David and El-
len Bates of Sani Antonio, Texas.
:'The=-wedding will take place
on March 21-at-7:00-p.m,' C.S.T.i,
akSt.-Mark's Catholic Church In
San Antonio, Texas.

Day Shift Cook (breakfast &
lunch). Weekends a must. Full
time available..Please apply in
person at the Rainbow Inn &
Marina, 123 Water St.,
Apalachicola FL

All friends. and relatives are
invited to attend.

Nedley Honored
Patricia Nedley of Port.:St.
Joe, a student at the University of
Florida, was one of eight students
who were recognized in agricultu-
ral education and communica-
The Agricultural and Commu-
S.nicatlon,-Society at -the university-
won the fellowship division of the
program of excellence award at
the 1995 National Alpha Tau Al-
pha Conclave which was held in.
Kansas City recently.
While in Kansas City stui-
dents took part in a variety of
professional activities and events
while also recruiting for the Uni-
versity of Florida College, of Agri-
culture and the University of Flor-
ida Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences.

( ComingSoon .

Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc.


Weight Control Pain Management

Quit Smoking Habit Control

Headache & Insomnia Relief Stress Management

WIC Works.
Let Us Help

for Pregnant Women, Breastfeeding Women,
New Moms, Infants and Children to Age 5.
Income Guidelines: Family of 4: $539 per week, or
recipients of Medicaid, or families eligible for free or.
reduced meals at school, or recipients of food stamps,
or recipients of AFDC. -

WIC provides Nutrition Education, Referrals
for Health Care, Nutritious Foods such as
juice, milk, cereal, cheese, eggs, dried beans
or peanut butter, formula for infants.
Call for an appointment

Wednesday-. Friday
8:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
Gulf County Health Department WIC
502 Fourth Street Port St. Joe, FL 32456
every other week 9/28

Mr. and Mrs: John E. Rich of
Port St. Joe, have announced the,
engagement and approaching
marriage of their daughter, Tina
Marie Rich, to David James Whit-
field, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry
G. Whitfleld ofSt. Joe Beach.
Tina is the granddaughter of
the late Mr: and Mrs. E. J. Rich

Dalton Stebel Edison Heape
Turns Two!
SMaster Dalton Stebel Edison
i Heape celebrated, his second
birthday on January 3rd with a
Big Bird party at his home in
Panama City.
Dalton Is the grandson of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Stebel of white

Society Chapter
Holds Meeting
Delta Epsilon Chapter of the
Delta Kappa Gammna Society In-
ternational met Saturday, Janu-
ary 20 in the First United Metho-
dist Church in Wewahitchka.
Phyllis Miller, president, pre-
sided at the business meeting.
during which the following offi-
cers were elected: President, Mil-
lie Williams; Vice President, Mary
Sue Jones; and Secretary, Debra
Betts. Dana Ayers was appointed
treasurer by the Executive Board.
Dana Ayers presented the
program centered on "Feeling
Good About Yourself' Committees
met to complete annual commit-
tee reports. A delicious luncheon
was elegantly served.

of Port St. Joe, and the late Mr.
and Mrs. C. J. Griffin of Thomas-
ville, GA. David is the grandson of
the late Mr. and Mrs. George
Goetz of WUrtzburg, Germany.
She is a 1993 graduate of
Port St Joe High School. She at-
tends Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege and Is employed by the Phys-
ical Therapy Department of Gulf
Pines Hospital.
He is a 1984 graduate of
Dickson County High School,
Dickson, Tennessee, received a B.
Ed. Degree in exercise physiology
from the University of Georgia,
and hold a Master's of Science
Degree in Physical Therapy from
Beaver College in :Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania. He is employed by
Gulf Pines Hospital as Director of
Physical Therapy.

Blake Buskens i
Celebrates Second
IIBlake Buskens, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Buskens, Jr., cele-
brated his second birthday Satur-
day, January 20 with a party,
Sharing in honoring Blake on
this: special occasion was his
brother. Eddie, his sister. Melody.
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Buskens. Sr., Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Atkinson, and other spe-
cial friends.'
Blake enjoyed all the special
attention and especially the cake
and ice cream and gifts.

I^Hs i

Acceriede&25% 75% Of

Talric&and Wanllcerig&... 30% off

Interiors 9Etcetera
Furniture and Accessories
505 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe Phone 229-6054

being there for Ronnie Clenega.

< > Plants, Drive A Little, Save A Lot
Apple, Peach, Nectarine, Plum, Japanese Persimmon, Pear, Pecan,
Pomegranate, Fig, Grape, Satsuma, Orange, Kumquat, Lemon, Lg.
Camellias, Dogwood (red, pink & white), Grancy Graybeard, Bradford
Pear, Crepe Myrtle & Other Flowering Shrubs.

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.-=I- t 513 South Main Street Wewahitchka, Florida
S Open Thurs., Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. 6 p.m. CST
r Closed Sun.-ed. Call 639-9070
,., New Items Bargain Room
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We Accept Discover and .OR 5/$1.00
jL [E: expresss C Comic Books, 500 EA.
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CAM'PBELL'S 'o""Y pted
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Two Pharmacists & two Pharmacy ERSOMAJ ZED AnWON
Technicians to serve you promptly.
Saveway Center 227-1224 _s

SA 653-8139
Si o 123 Water Sreet

Caroline's Riverfront Restaurant at The Rainbow Inn and
Marina in Apalachicola is pleased to announce our exciting new menu featur-
ing international seafood items and rubbed, chargrilled steaks. In addition we
will feature Maestros Canvas a unique combination of entrees weekly for your
dining pleasure. MAESTROS CANVAS
Jan. 26Feb.1, 1996
Fresh Grouper sauteed and served over a rich lobster
sauce, with griedportabello $15.95
Fresh Grouper poached inwhite wh ne and butter
with fresh tomatoes andgreenonions, $ .95
topped with melted mozzarella
Steak Teriyaki, choice London broil marinated and
chargrilled wth our own teriyaki s.
accompaniedbyagolden fredsoft $16.9
shell crab.
Fresh Tuna chargrllled and tossed withchili pepper
pasta,,grilled leeks, tomatoes and $15.95
calico scallops Appetizers
ushistylepanared na with $8.95
apanursetSauces mashed with olive oil, roasted gar-.
lic and sundried tomatoes-

h gour and Jumbo Shrimp, goldenfried or
Fresh grouper our exclusive
broiled, accompanied by our exclusive
golden grilled hand-pickedcrab cakes.$1"9.95
For Two

Join us at the Roseate Spoonbill
Lounge Friday, Jan. 27, 1996 for
Rosie's 4th Annual Birthday
Bash. Join us for the festivities.

IPAr.F, 4A




SWays To Prevent Soile-Borne

Diseases In Your Home Garden

Plant diseases often cause big
problems for home vegetable gar-
deners. In many cases, once
plants are infected, there is no
available means of control. In
fact, an entire crop can be wiped
out before any vegetables mature.
On the other hand, if the infec-
tion is spotted early enough,
some diseases can be controlled
with fungicides. The big question
Sis: prevention or-treatment?
First, let's consider those
problems which can't be con-
trolled-nematodes, and soil-
borne diseases, such as seedling
blights, root rots, stem rots, and
wilts. If one of these infests your
garden, you'll probably have to
remove the affected plants and
start over, after soil treatment, or
move to a new location.
That .may sound like harsh
advice, but the only way of coping
with soilborne diseases and nem-
atodes is to never let them get es-,
tablished in your garden. The key
Is prevention. This means Istart-
ing with freshly turned soil, and
fumigating the entire garden plot
about 30 days before planting.
. -These two steps alone will provide
significant protection.
Next, plant. disease-free
seeds. Those produced in the
.Western United States are more
:likely 'to be disease free than
those plants grown in the South-
east. Also, most garden- centers
sell. seeds that-have been treated
with a protective fungicide, which
guards the seeds from infectious
organisms in your garden soil.
These will be brightly colored-
red, orange, blue, or green--from
dye mixed with the fungicide.
.When starting with trans-
plants, buy the healthiest you
can find. Ask if the plants have
natural disease resistance, and if


Matthew Cameron Jackson
Announce Birth
Dylan Jackson would like to
announce the birth of his baby
brother, Matthew Cameron, born
on December 14th. He weighed 7
Ibs, 6.3 ozs. and was 19 1/2
inches long. Proud parents are
Richard and Candice Jackson of'
.Panama City..
SGrandparents are Donald'
and Shirley Tillman of Mississippi
and Bobby and Elaine Jackson of'
Port St. Joe.

they were grown from treated
seeds. Many resistant varieties
are available, and you should use
them whenever possible.
Choosing a good planting site
also will help inhibit the growth
of disease organisms. Good drain-
age is especially important, be-
cause poorly drained soil can
cause a host of disease problems.
You can also reduce disease dam-
age by crop rotation-by not
planting the same crops in the
same spots year after year.
Now, let's talk briefly about
those plant diseases which can
be controlled, providing they're
treated early enough. These are
foliar diseases--ailments like
rusts, mildews, and leaf spots.
When properly selected and cor-

rectly applied, fungicides are usu-
ally- effective against such prob-
lems. Consult your garden center
or County Extension Office con-
cerning which chemicals to use
for specific foliar disease infesta-
In conclusion, remember that
the danger of both soilborne and
foliar diseases can be greatly re-
duced if you start your vegetable
garden on disease free, well-
drained soil, and. use treated
seeds and healthy transplants of
resistant varieties. If caught in
time, foliar diseases usually re-
spond to fungicidal treatment.
But, the good gardening practices
we've mentioned are your only
protection against soilborne all-
ments, because these must be
prevented, rather than controlled.

Lt. Col. Steven R. Eddy, Tyn-
dall Air Force Base instructor pi-
lot, 325th Support Squadron,
highlighted the National Defense
program at the January Daugh-
ters of American Revolution meet-
Col. Eddy spoke of his experi-
ence in the recent Saudi conflict,
pointing out that there are 25
armed conflicts active in the
world today that present a possi-
ble involvement of our armed
All F-15 pilots are trained at

Loftin's Reign Ends
With the recent crowning of
- the new Gulf County Junior Miss
has come the end of the reigning
1995 Junior Miss, Misty Loftin of
Wewahitchka. Misty proudly rep-
resented Gulf County in the state
competition in Deland where she
was. presented with $125 iin
scholarship funds as a Scholastic
Achievement Award.
Since then, Misty has gradu-
ated as a Florida Academic Schol-
ar from Wewahitchka High
School and currently attends Gulf
Coast Community College. There
she is enrolled in the Honors Col-
lege and majors In computer sci-
ence. Her future plans include
obtaining a degree from Florida
State University...

Thanks, "Sister"
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens Association and participants
in the 1996 Junior Miss Pageant
would like to thank the "Little
,Sisters" 'who gave their assis-
tance, charm and beauty during
the presentation of this year's
They were: Charla Atkins.
Eunice T. Bryant, Maryanne Ear-
ley, Jade Danielle Gaskin, Kelly
Suzanne Geoghagan, Bethany
Haisten, Laura Jade Husband.
Jessica Nicole Jenkins, Karissa
Keels, Jennaa Capri Maddox. Me-
lissa Nixon, Chelsea Oxendine,
Krista Brooke Parker, Megan
Oliia Peak, and Morgan Leslie

Tyndall and Col. Eddy pointed
out that the planes we see over
Gulf County are, in all likelihood,

Lt. Col. Steven R. Eddy
making the pre-plotted nine miri-
ute flight to Tallahassee and nine
minute return to Tyndall.
Having survived rounds of
base closures, Tyndall AFB now.
appears secure for 5,000 military
personnel, 1,400 civilian employ-'
ees, and most certainly, the econ-
omy of this area.

Wewa Srs. Will
Sell BBQ Plates
The Wewahitchka Senior Citi-
zens will be selling those deli-
clous large barbecue sandwich'
plates Friday, February 2. The
price will be $3.00 and includes
Iced tea, chips, and pickles.
They will deliver to local busi-
nesses, so call 639-9910 to place
your order.
The Wewahitchka Senior Citi-
zens Center will be open from
11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. (CST)
to allow the public to come in and
buy a dinner. All proceeds will be
used to support their meals pro-

New Gifts From
Library Friends
': .The Friends of the Gulf
County Public Libraries have re-
cently purchased "Monarch Notes
For Windows" and "Eyewitness
Encyclopedia of Science" in CD-
ROM form for the public library
in Port St. Joe.
"Monarch Notes For Win-
dows" Is an exciting multi-medial
release that contains all Monarch
Notes study guides published by
Simon and Schuster which will
enrich the user's ,understanding
of great literature. It contains
rare video interviews with notable
authors, animation of key events.
narrations of important :passages
and poems; as well as pictures. A
glossary of literary terms and an
' author picture galley willengage
Sthe user in an easy and entertain-
ing learning experience.
'Monarch Notes For Win-
' dows" is divided into two areas-
Books and Galleries. Books con-
sists of all published Monarch
Notes and can be easily be ac-
cessed by the title of author. Gal-
leries provide an inventory of all
imulti-media topics available such
as pictures, narrations videos,
and animations. Each miulti-:
media is associated with a book.
"Eyewitness Encyclopedia of
Science" is a highly visual, Inter-
active encyclopedia that will help
you and your family explore the
fascination of the world of sci-
ence. This CD-ROM provides an
invaluable base of general scien-
tlllc knowledge and an insight
into the technical world in which
we live. It has a who's who of sci-
ence, built-in dictionary, two
hiours'of audio, anid more 'than
These CD-ROMs are now in-
stalled on computer at the public
library .' :, ...- ., ,,

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find out what your options are!
Dean Witter and the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce are spon-
soring the free investment semi-
nars detailed below:
Where: Gulf County Public Li-
brary Meeting Room
Date: Thursday, January 25
Time: 5:30 p.m., C.S.T.
Topic: "Choosing a Retirement
Plan For Your Small Busi-

Where: Gull County Public: Li-
.brary Meeting Room
Date: Tuesday, January 30
Time: 5:30 p.m., C.S.T.
Topic: "Women and Investing"
Admission is free, but seating"

is limited. Call the Chamber office
for reservations at (904) 227-

Offer Free Vision
Screening Saturday
Newberny Eye Clinic' will
sponsor a free vision screening on
Saturday, January 27 from 9:00
a.m. until 12:00 noon at the Port
St; Joe office located at 528-B
Fifth Street.
There will be screenings for
cataracts, glaucoma and visual
acuity. Although vision screen-
ings do not constitute a thorough
eye exam, they do assist in de-
tecting eye disease that could im-
pair or destroy your vision.
For more information. con-
tact 227-7266 In Port St. Joe or
(800) 778-EYES.


Port St. Joe High School
February 3rd 7:11 PM
Tickets at the Door Adults $4, Child $3
Advance Tickets Adults $3, Child $2

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New Correctional Officer Course Set February 19

The Criminal Justice Training
Academy of Gulf Coast Communi-
ty College will be conducting a
Correctional Officer, Basic Stan-
dards course 'in, Port St. Joe be-
ginning on Monday, February 19
at 6:00 p.m., E.S.T.
This 450-hour course will
meet four nights a week, for four
hours at night, and is required in
order to be eligible for the State
Certification Examination for cor-
rectional officers.,-.

This course requires advance

application, as well as a written

Budgeting and Home Care and

Maintenance Classes Being Offered

Do you want to get your bud-
get under control? Would you like
to learn some simple household
repairs you can do yourself?
The University of Florida/

Artist Addresses Wewa

Woman's CI
Zoltan G. Bush was guest
speaker at.the January meeting
of the Wewahitchka Woman's
Club. Zoltan andhis wife, Victor-
la, who is a 'professional artist,:
own and operate Bay Art &
Frame in Panama City.
Mr. Bush gave a most inter-
esting presentation on the pro-
cess he uses in restoring old and
damaged paintings and portraits
and showed samples of his "be-'
fore and after" work. Along with
this professional restoration ser-
vice. Bay Art & Frame offers art
classes, custom framing, pre-
made frames, art supplies, por-
trait commissions and features
an art gallery with paintings by
local, national and European art-
Mr. Bush was born and edu-
dated, intHungary. He truly had a-
captive audience when he told
about life in Hungary In the,
1950's during the Hungarian up-
rising against communist Russia.
He spent two years in military la-
br camps and in 1957 was in
refugee camps in Croatia and
Serbia. He and Victoria married
in 1957 and came to the United
States as refugees. They first set-

ub Meeting
tied in Miami and in 1975 they
moved to Panama City and in
1976 they established Bay Art &
'Everyone was happy to see
President Betty Cudebec back at
the helm after months of confine-
ment due to a broken shoulder.
,Betty thanked Hazel Bryant, First
Vice President, for chairing the'
meeting during her absence.
Final plans for the District II
Arts and Crafts Festival' to be
held on Saturday. February: 17
hosted by the Wewahltchka club
were discussed. Betty announced
that the club would be sponsor-
ing a high school student 'for the
R.EA. Washington Youth Tour
and the Hugh O'Brian Youth Pro-
gram (HOBY).
Tweeta Gaskin, club arts and
crafts chairman, was in charge of
the program and Ferald Greer
gave the meeting devotional. Re-
freshment hostesses were Ann
Suber and "E. J." Keller. Ferald
Greer was the lucky winner of the
monthly door prize.
The next regular meeting will
be held at 3 p.m. on February 14
at the Gulf Coast Electric Cooper-
ative In Wewahitchka.

L-S. Oitures.9

Hozie R. Barfield
Hozie R. Barfield. 75, of High-
land View, passed away Monday
afternoon. A native of Altha, he
served in. the Air Force during
WWII. He came to Port St. Joe in
1946 and worked for St. Joe
Paper Company until his retire-.
ment in .1985. He was a member
of the Highland View Methodist
Survivors Include his wife.
Mohea Barfleld of Highland View;
his sons. Jobie Barfleld and wife.
Catherine of Port St. Joe, and
Marvin Barfleld of Highland View;
four grandchildren; two great-
grand-children: one sister, Nell
Wilkle of Tallahassee: and three
brothers, Fred Barfleld of Blount-
stown, Ernest Barfield of Chatta-
hoochee, and James Barfleld of
SThe funeral service will .be
held at 11:00 a. m., E.S.T.,
Wednesday at the Highland View
Methodist Church conducted by
Rev. Charlie Parker. Interment
will follow in *the family plot in
Sunny Hills Cemetery near Altha.
'All services are under the di-
rection of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe. ;

Irene Brown
,:rene Brown, 95, of Port SL
Joe, passed away Friday evening
in Bay St. Joseph Care Center. A
native of Moultrie, Georgia, she
had been a long time resident of
Liberty County and Telogia until
coming here over 20 years ago.
She was a member of the Phila-
delphia Primitive Baptist Church
and was also a Mother of the




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Survivors include her daugh-
ter, Clotel Washington of Port St.
Joe; a son and daughter-in-law;
Tommy and Mildred Brown of
Bristol; five grandchildren: and
one great-grandson.
The funeral service will be
held at 2:00 p.m., E.S.T., Thurs-
day (today), January 25 at the
Philadelphia Primitive Baptist
Church, conducted by Elder
Jesse Hawkins. She will lie In
state on Wednesday from 5:00 to
7:00 p.m., and for an hour prior
to the funeral on Thursday.
:Interment will follow in the
family plot in Forest Hill Ceme-
All services have been under
the direction of Comforter Funer-
al Home.

Josephine Poole
Josephine C. Poole, 86, of
Port Stf Joe, passed away Tues-
'day'evening, January 16 in Gulf
Pines Hospital. A native of
Leakesvlle. Mississippi, she had'
been a resident here since 1935
and was a member of the Phila-
delphia Primitive ,Baptist where
she served faithfully in all capaci- 4
ties in the church. She was also a
Mother of the church.
Survivors. include her bioth-
er, Joseph Clayton, Sr. of Port St.
Joe; a sister-in-law. Daisy 13.
: Clayton of Panama City; several
nieces and nephews. in particular
Sally Jenkins and Corine Daniels.
both of Port St. Joe: Lessle B.
Harris and Laura Jones, both of
Panama City. Mattle Sullivan of
Newark, NY, Shirley Clayton of
Newark, NJ, Diana Brundige of
Springfield, MD, Sheila E. Pon-
dexter of Landover, MD, Marie
Jackson of Galveston, TX, and
Mary, Ann, Barbara, and Ada, al
of Lakeland; and a host of other
nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The funeral service was held
Saturday, January 20 at 2:00
p.m., E.S.T., at the Philadelphia
Primitive Baptist Church, con-
ducted by Jesse Hawkins. Inter-
ment followed in the family plot
in Forest Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral

Gulf County Cooperative Ex
sion Service will hold a two-c
series on setting up a budget
home care and maintenance.
classes will be held Monday,
uary 29 and February 5, f
6:00 to 7:30 p.m. (EST) in
County Commission board
at the Gulf County Courthous
Port St. Joe.,
The class theme on Jant
29th will be Your Family Sp(
ing Plan" and on February 5t
will be "Home Care and Mai
nance" .
The classes are free and o
to the public. Persons apply
for assistance through the S
program are required to att
the classes before they can
ceive SHIP funds.
The Cooperative. Exten:
Service. provides educational
formation and other services
Individuals, without regard
race, color, sex, age, handicap
national origin.
For more information. pk
contact the Gulf County Exi
sion Office at (904) 639-3200.
TDD, via the Florida Relay .
vice, 1-800-955-87711) For ]
sons with disabilities requib
special accommodations, ple
contact the county extension
fice at the above numbers wit
five days of the program so I
proper consideraloni may be
en to the request.

GCCC President's I
Eighty Gulf Coast Commi
ty College students have b
named to the President's..Ho
List for the 1995 fall semester.
According to Gulf Coast Pi
Ident Dr. Bob McSpadden, the
includes all full-time stude
(enrolled for 12 or more hoi
who earned a grade point aver
of 3.90-4.0.
Two Gulf County studei
Jason L. Falbe and Candace 1
church were on the list.

Utility Ta:
ing the ordinance could be 11
up to $500, community send
to 100 hours, or both.
A second conviction of vi
Stion of the ordinance calls foi
least" double the penalty giver
the first conviction.
The Land Use Planning B&
had recommended establishhi
zero setback line from wetla
except for wetlands adjacent
aquatic preserves. The prop<
setback lines would make i
County's guidelines the same
the state's rather than being r
stringent, as they currently ar
the county's Comprehensive P
A hearing was held on
proposal during Tuesday's ir
ing with several residents
Indian Pass in attendance
questioned the board's reasb]
behind relaxing the building
back lines around wetlands
rounding Indian Pass Lagoon.
In discussion the consen
of tie board was the Departni
of Environmental Protectlk
rules and requirements were i
flclent to provide adequ
protection for the area's wetla
without the county puti
stricter restrictions on prop
owners in the area.
Decided to write a le
requesting the Cape San I
Lighthouse remain in service,
requested by Herman Jones.
Voted to proceed with ad
tisements to receive bids
upgrade the St. Joe Beach w.
system as soon as the lance
*Sent a letter instructing
Walter Homes to remove t]
signs off road right-of-ways
face stiff fines for building
ordinance violations.
Asked Larry Wells, Cot
Administrator, to investij


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DUI Criminal Defense
Accidents Insurance Claims

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227-3113 A

entrance test. There is no charge
for the test and it can be taken
Monday through Friday at the
main campus of Gulf Coast Com-
munity College or on Tuesday or
Thursday afternoons at the Port
St. Joe Police Station.
For additional information,
please contact Gloria Crawford at
(904) 747-3233, Monday through

Fennell Active In
Overseas Exercises
Army 1st Sgt. Royal C. Fen-
nell participated in an exercise,
termed OLSINA '95, named after
Lake Olsina near the Boletice
Training Area at Cesky Krumlov,
Czech Republic.
This was the first trilateral
exercise combining United States,
German and Czech soldiers
which involved a peacekeeping
training exercise in the spirit of
the NATO Parthership for Peace
(PFP) program. Approximately
150 soldiers from the United
States 1st Armored Division Bra-
vo Company, assigned to 3rd Bat-
talion, 5th Cavalry Regiment from
Kirch-Goens, Germany, and a
Texas Army National Guard unit
joined the German and Czech sol-
diers, in striving to obtain mis-
sion goals.
OLSINA '95 provided a meth-
od for NATO and the former East
Block nations' military force to
train together in multiple peace-
keeping, humanitarian aid and
disaster relief scenarios. The'
main exercise scenario Involved
sending the combined forces into
a fictitious region to conduct
peacekeeping training In prepara-
ion for assuming a peacekeeping
S Fennell, a company first ser-
geant, is the son of Eva M. Fen-
nell of Port St. Joe..
., He is a 1977 graduate of Port
St. Joe High School.

Whats Free?
For a free pamphlet explain-
ing the difference between food
allergy and food Intolerance, with
ips on preventing an allergic re-
action, write: "Food Allergies:
When Eating Is Risky," Consumer
Information Center, Department
604B, Pueblo, Colorado 81009.

From Page 1
Aquaculture Alternative for ta.m-
-. merclal fishermen out of work as :
I requested by Commissioner
Warren Yeager.
Passed a resolution sup-
porting voluntary prayer in public
Accepted Bobby Joe Atkins'
T bid of $7,800 for a 1994 Ford
Ranger pickup truck to be sold by
the county.
Larry Wells told the board
the county had received $438,000
from FEMA since December, 1995
to pay for flood damage from
Tropical Storm Alberto.
Decided to readvertise for
10-20 acres of. land to build an
Industrial park on. The. county
was awarded a $536,000 EDA
grant to build the facility. They
were looking at land in north Gulf
.County but the tenant requested
they try to locate In the southern
portion of the county since his
current work force was located in
that area.

Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
C.S.T., or call Ray Jackson at
(904) 229-2760 in their Port St.

Lady Sharks
Jefferson County's fierce full-
court press play in the third
quarter resulted in a gaggle of
Shark turn-overs which cost
them the basketball game. The
Sharks had 20 turn-overs for the,
night, a season high.
The Jefferson Lady Tigers de-
feated the Lady Sharks 51-32.
The Sharks had a one point mar-
gin at half time, leading at that
point 18-17.
Stephanie Maxwell led the
Sharks with 13 points and was

Joe office on Tuesday or Thurs-
day afternoons from 1:00 to 5:00
p.m., E.S.T.

Lose 51-32
the only player in double figures
for the home team.
The Lady Sharks are 10-5 for
the season.
Score by Quarters:
Jefferson 710 19-15-51
PSJ 9 9 4'I0-32
JEFFERSON-Howard 1-0-2.
Parrish 6-0-12, Scott '5-0-10,
Cook 11-3-25, Bradley 1-0-2.
PSJ-Maxwell 5-3-13, Wood
4-1-9, Croom 2-0-6, Kilbourn 2-

Notice of Proposal for St. Joseph Telecommunications
to Expand the Local Calling Area of Wewahitchka
The Florida Public Service Commission has ordered St. Joseph Telecommunications
to conduct a survey of all customers in the Wewahitchka exchange to determine cus-
tomer interest in expanding the local calling area to include the Panama City exchange
in return for an increase in basic monthly rates. The current local calling area for
Wewahitchka is listed below:
Wewahitchka 639 Port St. Toe 227, 229, 827 (25 cents per call)

The Beaches 647, 648 (25 cents per call)
Blountstown 674 (25 cents per call)
If approved, the following telephone prefixes will be able to call each other, in addi-
tion to their current local calling area, without a long distance charge.

S Wewahitchka 639

Panama City 420,440,522,560, 715,747, 763, 769,
770, 784, 785, 814, 832,866, 871, 872, 874, 896, 913,930

Basic local service rates will increase as shown below:
Monthly Charge* Increase
Residence $6.30 $4.20




Monthly Charge*

Note: *This charge includes only basic local service.

Ballots will be mailed January 31, 1996. The ballots must be signed and returned by March 1, 1996,
in order to be counted. The Florida Public Service Commission will approve the proposal if at least 40%
of all Wewahitchka ballots mailed are returned and a majority of the returned ballots favor increasing
the local toll free calling scope.
A prepaid post card ballot will be included in the letter being mailed on January 31, 1996. This post
card is the only way for Wewahitchka customers to make their choice known. To be counted, signed
ballots much be postmarked by March 1, 1996.

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Gators Win Streak Broken PSJ Dixie Youth

CH. 86, WEWA 73
The Gators' win streak was
broken Tuesday evening with an
86-73 loss to the Chattahoochee
Yellow Jackets. Guss Russ led all
scorers with his 24 points, as
Andrew Williams added 17 and
Cecil Jackson 14 for
LaQuantaye Baker led
Chattahoochee with his 22
points. The Gators were unable to
come back from a 16 point half
time deficit, 44-28.
Wewahitchka: Williams 17,
C. Jackson 14, Russ 24, Taunton
5. J. Jackson 6, Dailey 4.
Chattahoochee: Baker 22,
Ka. Brown 16, Corker 15, Ke
Brown 9, Cox 8, Kennedy '4,
Williams 6.
The Wewahltchka Gators ex-
tended their win streak to five
Straight games Thursday night by,
defeating Freeport 82-70, on the
Gators' home court. '
Gus Russ was high point.

Gulf Rifle Club
Meeting Today
" : The Gulf Rifle Ciub will hold
a special meeting, on Thursday,
January 25, at 6:30 p.m. All
members are encouraged to at-
tend. The next regular monthly
meeting will be held on the first
Thursday of'the month,, February
1. Trap shooting will follow the
conclusion of each meeting.
The club will host their
monthly PPC and FPOA Bullseye
pistol matches on Saturday, Feb-
ruary 3, at 9:00 a.m. All handgun
shooters are invited to attend.
These two;pistol matches are re-
stricted to centerflre handguns
and each match requires 60
rounds of ammunition. Call John
Fadio at 229-8421 or Yank Lyle
at 227-1323 for additional infor-

Girls Softball
To Organize
There will be an organizaion-
al meeting of the girls softball
league at 6:00 p.m. Monday. Jan-
uary 29 in the Port St. Joe High
School Commons Area.
All interested persons are en-
couraged to attend.
For more information, call
Sherry McDowell at 647-5942.
.; .. ..

man for his team with a season
high of 26 points. Four Gators
scored in double figures in the
game with Luke Taunton adding
21 points with 15 of them coming
on three-point attempts. Andrew
Williams chipped in 12 with 13
rebounds while Amp Hill put 11
through the nets for the winners.
Cecil Jackson -and Justin
Jackson kept the boards clean for
the Gators.
The Gators had a 36-31 mar-
gin at half time and hung on to

their lead throughout the game.
Score by Quarters:
Wewa 16 20 23 23-82
Freeport 11 21 19 19-70
F'PORT-Johnson 1-0-3, Por-
tee 2-1-5, Dickey 7-3-21, McCor-
mick 2-1-5, Carrington 3-2-8,
Shelley 2-1-6, O'Drain 9-0-20,
Cassidy 1-0-2.
WEWA-A.Wlliams 6-0-12,
C. Jackson 3-3-9, Russ 11-3-26,
Taunton 6-4-21, J.Jackson 1-1-3,
Hill 5-1-11.

Lady Gators Win Two

April Jones went on a tear for
the Lady Gatorsagainst Apalachi-
cola Monday night, as she netted
20 points and hauled down 21 re-
bounds in the 58-38 victory for
the Lady Gators.
.Diana Taunton plunked in 11
Points as the Gators out-scored'
the Sharks in every period except
the first. After a rousing first peri-
6od, which saw both teams score
27- points the game settled down,
to a Gator rout. The team more
than doubled the point produc-
tion of their opponents in every
stanza to hike their record to
eight wins against four losses on
the season.
Score by Quarters:
Apalach. 15 6 9 8-38
Wewa 12 12 20 14-58
APALACH--Green 5-6-16,
Myers 4-0-11, Groom 1-1-3, Bau-
cham 1-0-2, Compton 1-0-2, Car-
gill 1-0-2, Rhodes 1-0-2.
WEWA-Jones 10-0-20,
Taunton 5-0-11, Atkins 4-0-8,
Dietz 1-1-3, Nelson 2-0-4, Wright
2-0-4, Hand 2-0-4.
The Wewahitchka Lady Ga-
tors had three score in double fig-
ures Thursday night, as they de-
feated the Liberty County five 55-
Diana Taunton led the way
with her 16 points, while Holly
Atkins added 12 and April Jones
?came up with 10. The Lady Ga-
tors improved to 5-5 on the sea-
son and, are 2-1 in District play,
tied with the Lady Bulldogs.
Score by Quarters:-
Lberty 13 7 812-40
Wewa 16 12' 14 13-55
LIBERTY-Jackson 8-4-20,
.Berrieum 1-3-5, Soloman 2-5-9,
Owens 1-2-4, Summerlin 1-0-2.
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WEWA-Taunton 8-0-16, At-
kins 6-0-12, Jones 5-0-10,
Wright 4-0-8, Dietz 2-0-4, Davis

Youth Free Throw.
Competition Sat.
Gulf County elementary and'
middle schools will have a chance
to send both: male and female
basketball award winners to in-
creased levels of competition with
the Knights of Columbus follow-
ing competition held this Satur-
day, January 27th at the Port St.'
Joe Elementary School gymna-
sium. The contest will begin at
9:30 a.m.
Newly formed Constitutional
Council 11572 of Port St. Joe and
Mexico Beach will offer this no-
cost competition to all area boys
and girls ages 10 to '14. Each con-
testant will be allowed three
warm-up shots followed by a
scoring of their "best of 15" con-
secutive free throw attempts. In
the event of a tie successive
rounds of five tosses each will
continue until a winner emerges.
Awards will be given to the
contest's top finishers.

Starts Saturday
Port St. Joe's Dixie Youth
Baseball League will begin regis-
tration for the 1996 season on
Saturday, January 27th from
10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., E.S.T.
A second opportunity to register
will be given on Saturday, Febru-
ary 3rd from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30
p.m., E.S.T. Both days of sign-up
will be held in the meeting room
of the Port St. Joe Fire Station, lo-
cated on Williams Avenue in Port
St. Joe.
The league welcomes and is
open to all children meeting the
required age limits (must be 5 be-
fore August 1, 1995; must not be
13 before August 1, 1995).
The registration fee is $25 per
player for T-Ball (ages 5-7) and
$35 for Minor/Major League (ages
8-12). Second and additional Mi-
nor/Major League registrants in a
family are signed at a rate of $30
each; no additional player dis-
count is given in the T-Ball

Wewa League
To Register Its
Players Monday
The Wewahitchka Little Major
League will hold registration for
all Farm League and Little Major
League players on Monday, Janu-
ary 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00
p.m. at the Community Center.
SThe cost will be $30 per
player. If a family has more than
one child to participate, the addi-
tional children will have a $15
registration fee each.
Parents should bring child for
uniform sizing and a copy of the
child's birth certificate.
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Citizen of thIe Year

Each year at the Chamber of
Commerce Annual Membership
Dinner, a prestigious award is given
to an outstanding member of our


"The Citizen of the

Year" Award is selected by the
Board of Directors from nominations
received from groups and indivi-
duals. If you or your group would
like to choose an individual for this
award, please fill out the attached
form and mail it to the Chamber
Office, R O. Box 964, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456. The deadline for nomina-;
tions is January 26, 1996.

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Fall Sports Banquet

Held Thursday Night
urs, ay,

The annual fall sports ban-
quet was held at Port St. Joe
High School last Thursday eve-
ning recognizing the accomplish-
ments of athletes in cheerleading.
girls' cross country, boys' cross
country, volleyball, Junior varsity
and varsity football.
As a finale to the evening aca-
demic awards were presented to
52 of the 90 athletes involved in
the sports for attaining a 3.0 or
better grade point average during
the first of this season.
Jessica Hill receive the Most
Improved Award and Latrika
Quinn was chosen as the Most
Outstanding Runner of the team.
Matt Dixon was the team
member presented with this
Year's Shark Award. The Most Im-
proved Runners were Chad
Thompson and Eric Sellers.
The Most Outstanding Run-
ner award was shared by the
brother duo of Gabe and Germain
Clark. They both were also
named to the All Big Bend Ist
Team and All State 1st Team.

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I, n varsity volleyball Heather
Fields was the Best Server and
Jamie Roberts received the Hus-
tle Award. Gena Johnson was
awarded as the Most Valuable
Player of the season.
Coach, John Rainwater gave
several awards to the Junior varsi-
ty squad. They are: Best Receiver
James Daniels; Best Offensive
Back. -Jarred Patterson and Ty-
son Pittman; Best Defensive Line-
man Mark Williams; Best Line-
backer Mack Young: Best
Defensive Back Wayne Sum-
mers and Russell Russ; and Spe-
cial Teams Jim Faison and
Wayne Summers.
The Most Valuable Player
named was Tyson Pittman and
the Shark Team.Award was given
to Mack Young.
Receiving awards were: Car-
los Best Defensive Lineman of
the Year. Team Leadership
Award, and 1st Team All District
Offensive Line; Chad Quinn
Linebacker of the Year. Defensive
Player of the Year. 1st Team All
District Linebacker, and Honora-
ble Mention All Big Bend Line-
backer; Cameron Likely Defen-,
sive Back of the Year, Offensive
Player of the Year, Ist Team All
District Receiver and Defensive
Back, 1st Team All Big Bend De-
fensive Back and 2nd Team All
State Defensive Back; Matt Ro-
berson Offensive Lineman of the
Year; Brian Jenkins Offensive
Back of the Year; Des Baxter -
Receiver of the Year. Team Lead-
ership Award, Ist Team All Dis-
trict Linebacker, 2nd Team All
Big Bend Linebacker, and North
and South All Star (inn June)
Strong Safety; Tyson Pittman -
-Scout Team Player of the Year;
Doyle Crosby 1st Team All Dis-
trict Defensive Line: and Barry
Adkison 1st Team All District
Punter and 3rd Team All Big
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With a flick of the wrist,
Chad Quinn (22) sinks the win-
ning free throw with 2.1 sec-
onds left on the clock in early
Sunday morning's game against
Miami Senior.
Des Baxter, who already had
four three-pointers in the game,
attempted one at the buzzer


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By One In Shootout

FL. HI 54, PSJ 51
Florida High and Port St. Joe
threw the District -2 standings
into a three-way tie Friday night.
as the Seminoles edged the
Sharks 54-51 for only the Sharks'
second loss of the season. Their
first, was to Havana the previous'
It was only the Seminoles'
first win over the Sharks in the'
last five seasons, even though the
games between the two teams
have traditionally been played
right down to the wire. .
Havana is the current leader
in District 2 3-A with only one
loss to their credit. Florida High
and Port St. Joe are in a tie for
second place with two losses.
The Seminoles were success-
ful in changing the Sharks' usual
game tempo which had been suc-
cessful for them 18 times this
Coach Vern Eppinette re-
marked, 'Wow, what a game We
went from a number one position
in the District to having to fight
for our lives in two close games.
It's a great sport, you know that?"

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Brian Jenkins hikers down on
sets up to cover another Miami

MIAMI-Wright 11, Troupe 9,
Thurston 3, Floyd 2, Gold 4, Irvin
8, Brown 20. C.Wright 2, Robin-
son 4. Thurbee 15.
PSJ-Larry 11, Likely 6, Jen-
kins -10, Adkison 7, Daniels 2.
Quinn 13. Baxter 18. Pittman 2.
Crosby 11.

PSJ 112. MOSLEY 59
The Sharks moved into high
gear Tuesday night and soared
Into the century mark, scoring
112 for a season high against the
Mosley Dolphins. The Sharks, re-
bounding from back to back loss-
es last week, bombed the Dol-
phins 112-59 in the Dome.

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"Come on, make my day."!
defense, while'Jermaine Larry
Senior player.
which would have tied the game,
but he missed this time. Baxter
led all scorers with 17 points.
Chad Quinn was the only other
Shark scoring in double figures
with his 12 points.
The Seminoles led at half
time. 23-18.
PORT ST. JOE-Likely 6,
Jenkins 9, Adkison 3. Quinn 12,
Baxter 17, Pittman 2.
FLA. HI-Blizzard 12. Revell
13, McCants 13. Vann 11, Hick-
man 5.
PSJ 79. MIAMI SR. 78
It was a thriller all the way in
a late night game Saturday be-
tween the Sharks and Miami Sen-
ior High. the number 2-ranked
6A team in the state. The game,
scheduled for 10:15 p.m., didn't
get under way until after 12:00
midnight. Port St. Joe time and
lasted until early Sunday morn-
ing. The Sharks were playing on
the heels of a tough on-the-road
District loss to Florida High the
night before.
The Sharks won in the Adl-
das Subway Shootout game.
played in the Chipola Community
College gym, by a score of 79-78
with three of their top scoring
hoopsters fouled out of the game.
Likely. Jenkins and Crosby were
all on the bench by the game's
end. with too many fouls to their
credit, attesting to the ferocity
with which the game with the tall
Miami team was played.
Miami had a 46-39 half time
lead. but the Sharks came back
to win the game in the final two
ticks of the second hand on the
In the last few seconds, the
Sharks passed the ball off to Jer-
maine Lay who hit on a 3-
pointer to tie, the game with only
2.1 seconds remaining. Chad
Quinn was fouled on Miami's
"hall Mary" pass down court,
bringing the ball back to the free
throw line. Quinn made'his first
shot to put the Sharks up by one.
and missed the second, keeping
the ball in bounds for the clock to
run out.
Des Baxter was the Sharks'
big gun for the night, with 18 big
ones; Four other Sharks were in
double figure scoring before fouls
began to take their toll. Chad
Quinn had 13. Jermaine Larry
and Doyle Crosby both chipped in
11 and Bryan Jenkins added 10.


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Jermaine Larry led the feed-
ing frenzy with his 22 points. Five
other Sharks were in double fig-
ures scoring as the Sharks got off
to a season high 36 points in the
First quarter. Brian Jenkins add-
ed 18 points, Chad Quinn and
Des Baxter each contributed 15,
Cameron Likely netted 13 and
Bany Adkison chipped in 11.
Larry had four treys on his
way to becoming the Sharks'
leading scorer. Des Baxter tossed
in three, Jenkins and Adkison
each had two and Likely complet-
ed the long-distance barrage with
There.were 59 points scored
in that fast and furious first quar-
Ster, as Mosley bucketed 23 points
of their own. The Dolphins made
a 16 point effort in the second
quarter before the Sharks put the
gaff to them, causing them to give
The lop-sided victory pushed
the Sharks' season record to 20-
Score by Quarters:
Mosley 23 16 11 9--9
PSJ 36 31 28 17-112
MOSLEY-Woodfaulk 0-1-1.
Brogan 0-1-i. Bellamy 6-2-14,
Bruinton 13-0-26. Odom 5-1-11.
Larry 1-0-2. Fuqua 0-0-0, John-
son 1-0-3, Peaden 0-1-1.
PSJ-Larry 8-2-22. Likely 5-
2-13, Jenkins 8-0-18, Adkison 4-
1-11, Daniels 1-0-2. Quinn 7-1-
15. Williams 1-0-2, Baxter 5-2-
15. Ward 1-0-2. Pittman 4-0-8,
Crosby 2-0-4.
change, the Sharks have only one
.game to play next week. The Tal-
lahassee Godby game. scheduled
for Saturday night, has been
changed to Saturday, February
10 in the Dome. The Sharks will
meet Panama City Bay In Panama
City Tuesday night.
Friday night. February 2, the
following week, the Sharks will be
deciding the number one seed in
the District, when they host the
Havana Gladiators in the Dome.
It is the only remaining District
game on the Shark's schedule
while the Gladiators still have to
play Monticello and Blountstown
to determine their standing.

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WEWAHITCHKA Jerry Kelley, principal of-We-
wahitchka Elementary School has
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL released the following list naming

SSchool Board Minutes

DECEMBER 5, 1998
The Gulf County School Board met in
regular session on December 5, 1995, at "
9:00 a.m., in the Gulf County School Board
Administrative Offices in Port St. Joe. The
following members were present: Oscar
Redd, Mary Pridgeon; David Byrd, and
Charlotte Pierce. Caroline Norton was
absent due to a death in, her family. The
Superintendent and Board Attorney wete
also present.
Chairman Redd presided, and the
meeting was opened with the invocation led
by Mary Pridgeon, followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance led by David Byrd.
presented by the Gulf County School Board
to the Wewahitchka lHgh School Boys Cross
Country Teamfor achieving the Class 2A
State Championship title for the 1995-96
school year.
"On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second
by Mrs. Pierce,. and unanimous vote.: the
Board adopted a resolution expressing its
appreciation and gratitude to the team and .
its coaching stiff, for exemplifying such
superior athletic standards in' acheving
such an accomplishment. A copy of this
resolution is on file in the School Board.
CHANGE: In accordance 'with Florida
Statutes, the Board advertised the following
policy change in the local newspaper:
was given opportunity on this day to
provide input. There'was nio response from
Rouse Aet -'with the-Board concerning a
:student matter at Port St. Joe Elementary
School. No action necessary.
by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs. Pridgeoi, and
unanimous vote, the Board adopted the
'aBILS: On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following budget matters and
payment of bills:
*Budget Amendment No. II, General
S*Budget Amendment No. II, Special
Revenue, Other
by Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs. Pridgeon,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
the minutes for November 7 and 21, 1995, .
with correction.
reviewed a card of thanks from the family of
Vonnle Gibbs. No action necessary.
'Te Board reviewed a request for sup-
port'for Port St Joe High School's Project
Graduation 1996. On motion by Mrs.
Pierce, second by Mr. Byid, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved to contribute
$1,000 toward Port St. Joe High School's
Project Graduation 1996.
SBID MATTERS: On motion by Mr.
Byrd, second by Mrs. Pierce, and unani-
mous vote, the Board awarded bid for
Surplus School-Bus #3 (B70EVZ09360) to
Patrick M. Carpenter in the amount of
by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs. Pierce, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the "
following personnel matters for the 1995-96
school year.
Approved Joyce Gainous for the posi-
tion of custodial worker at Port St. Joe High.
Approved Lena Weeks for the position
of custodial worker at Wewahitchka
Elementary School.
Approved Randy Cantrell for the sup-
plementary pay position of Junior Varsity
Girls Basketball Coach at Wewahitchka
High School;
Approved Connie Teresa Myrick for
the position of school bus driver.
Approved an. extension on leave-of-
absence for Krissy Gentry through the, end
of the 1995-96 school year.
Approved Melanie Hinote to complete
the 1995-96 school year as kindergarten
teacher at Port St. Joe Elementary replacing
Krissy Gentry who is on leave-of-absence.
Approved Zen Jones for the position of
School Food Service (3 hour) employee at
Wewahltchka Elementary.School. .,
Approved the following substitute
teachers In the Gulf County School System:
Richard P. Nedley,. Shirley J. Jones, and
Ronald W. Wagner..
Approved Kenny Parker to voluntarily
assist with the Port St. Joe High School:
basketball team.
Approved Charles Osborne for the
supplementary pay position .of Senior
Sponsor at Port St. Joe High School replac-
ing Deborah Crosby.

Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
following items to be declared surplus: 1
Howard Refrigerator, 1 Toastmaster Floor
Mixer, and 1 Milk Box.
motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second by Mr.
Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
denied a request for a bus stop under the
two mile limit on Sesame Street In
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following transportation mat-
Approved new bus stop .#6100 for the
Howard Creek route.
Approved new bus stops #6228 and
#6255 for the Cape and Indian Pass route.
Approved an out-of-state field trip
request and the use of a bus for a group of
Wewahltchka Elementary students to travel
to Westville in Lumpkin, Georgia, on
December 14, 1995.
motion by Mrs. Piidgeon, second by Mrs.
Pierce,, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved a title change for Wes Taylor and
Chris Earley from Interim Principal to that
Sof Principal as a result of having completed,
all requirements as outlined in the HRMD
' program to be certified as School Principal.
The Board reviewed voter registry for
Gulf County. On motion by Mrs. Pierce, sec-
ond by Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved to leave the districts as
they are. ,
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
adopted procedures for head lice control in
the schools.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
SMrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the following:
S Approved Linda Hand and Linda
(Tunnie) Miller to be added to the
Wewahltchka High School Advisory Council
for the 1995-96 school year.
Approved Lisa Dorman to be added to
the Wewahitchka Elementary School
Advisory Council for the 1995-96 school
Approved Mary King to replace Susie
McFarland on the Port St. Joe Elementary
School Advisory' Council for the 1995-96
school year.
The Board reviewed School Resource
Officer monthly reports from Port St. Joe
High School/Middle School and
Wewahitchka High School for the month of
November, 1995. No action necessary.
motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs. Pierce,,
the Board approved the following policy
change with Pierce, Byrd, and Redd voting
YEA; and Pridgeon voting NAY: GUIDE-
SCHOOL SYSTEM. Mrs. Pridgeon requested
the minutes reflect for the record, the rea-
son she voted NAY was because she was
opposed to allowing students who have aids
to attend school with other students: there-
by, putting other students at risk.'
ADJOURNMENT: There being no fur-
ther business, the meeting was adjourned
at 10:10 a.m.
DECEMBER 1s. 199s-
The Gulf County School Board met In
special session on December 18, 1995, at
11:00 a.m., in the Gulf County School
Board Administrative Offices in Port St.
Joe. The following members were present:
Oscar Redd, Mary Pridgeon, David Byrd,
Caroline Norton, and Charlotte Pierce. The
Superintendent and Board Attorney were
also present.
Others present were: Don Butler,
Larry Wells, Marshall Nelson, Michael
Hammond, Joe Danford, and Debbe
Chairman Redd presided, and the
meeting was opened with the invocation led
by Charlotte Pierce, followed by the Pledge
of Allegiance led by David Byrd.
LINES: Don Butler, Gulf County Chief
Administrator, gave an explanation of pro-
posed line changes and census figures.'
After discussion, a motion was made by
Charlotte Pierce that the School Board leave
the district lines as they are and work with
the County Commissioners in 1996 toward
doing-.omething in 1997, so the people In
affected districts would have ample time to
seeeproposed changes. The motion was car-
ried with Pierce, Byrd, and Redd voting
YEA; Pridgeon and Norton voting NAY.
Pridgeon requested the minutes reflect for
the record, the reason she.voted NAY was
because she felt an open mind should be
kept, meet with the County Commissioners,
discuss It, and vote after their scheduled
workshop on December 20, 1995. Norton
stated the reason she voted NAY was
because she would:like to see the motion
tabled until after workshop with County
There being no further business, the
meeting adjourned at 12:00.

those students who were placed
on the honor rolls for the third
six weeks grading period by earn-
ing "All A's and B's".

Those earning "All A's" are
notated with an asterisk (*) before
their name.

Third grade: *Will Strange.
*Jody Barnes, *Kyle Barnes,
*Courtney Bremer, *Sheiletta
Fisher, *Kaci Hoover, *Tiffany
Laird, *Brandy Little, Crystal
Baker, Kody Bidwell, Sam Boyd,
Jade Gaskin, Holly Gray, Britney
Grice, Jacob- Jackson, Daryl
Knee, Bridget Lesperance, Court-
ney Martin, David McDonald, La-
toya McNealy, April Murray. Kim
Neel, Jill Pippin, Melissa Sanders,
and Daniel Sineath.

Fourth grade: *Shawn Davis,
*Laura Husbapd, Cassle Ward,
*Jessica Wells, Trampus An-
drews, Shanna Collier. Kyle Hall,
William Harrell. Tocarra Jones,
Candace Little. James McCorvey,
William Raker, Amber Smith, Eli-
sha Tillery, Brandi Williams, Jo-
seph Worley, and Monica Zito.

Fifth grade: *Cutchin Clark,
*Judith Husband, *Kelli Jackson,
*Meagan Morris, *Monique Sir-
mons, *Timothy Slay, *Laura Spi-
vey, Barbara Alderman, Sheena
Barnes, Caleb Cutchin, Aleasha
Hand, Cortne Hoover, Jesse
Knee, Matthew Kramer, Kerrick
McMilllon, Erika Pippin, Cecil
Reeder, Robert Rouse, Jana Tray-
lor, and Robert.White.

Sixth grade: *Lindsey Carter,
*Nicholas Chan. *Joshua Conley,
Terrance Addison, Joshua Alder-
man, Chris Connell, Maquita Cul-
ver, Kelly Daniels, Tony Kyle Dan-
iels, James Destiflno, Tonya Hall,
Cerelle Hanes, Tanisha Helium.
William Jenkins, Brandi Jones,
Ryan Martin, Kimberly McMill-
lion, Jeffrey McNeil, Rebecca
Meredith, Timothy Pynes, Blake
Risli, Myron Vann, Jennifer Wil-
liams, Jeffrey Yoder.

Wewahitchka High School
principal, Larry Mathes, is
pleased to announce the all A and
A-B honor roll for the third six
'weeks grading period.
The following students main-
tained All A's for the third six
Seventh grade: Stephanie
Eighth grade: Stephen Price.
Tenth grade: Joshua Baxley,r
Rita Dletz, Lloyd Husband, and
Shaun Meredith.
Eleventh grade: Judith Birm-
ingham, Amanda Davis, and Tim-
o0thy Meredith.
Twelfth grade: Cameron Tot-
The following students main-
tained All A's and B's for the
third six weeks:
Seventh grade: Colby Ander-
son, Renee Ardire, Joseph Cham-
bliss, Crystal Daniels, Teresa
Jackson, Kristin Jones, Tera
Kent, Justin Marshall, and David
Eighth grade: Brandy Ake,
Melissa Babb, Sara Bailey, Jac-
quellne Bryant, Sarah Carter,
Jessica Cole, Crystal Collins, An-
..drew Davis, Jennifer Goldyn,
Timothy Harvey, Pamela Holmes,
Renece Jackson, Daniel Miller,
Roxann Sirmons, and Kelly Wa-
Ninth grade: Amanda Atchi-
son, Kelly Forehand, Kristi Gay,
Victoria McClellan, Michael Nun-
nery, Amy St Clair, James Taun-
ton, Champion Traylor, Jennifer
Williams, and Jessica Williams.
Tenth grade: Holly Atkins,
Jennifer Barnes, Ashley Hanlon,
Jamie Hutchinson, Gesa Jones,
Mandy Little, Jasmine McMillion,
Ike Mincy, Tammy Nunnery,, Ai-
- mee Pridgeon, Kendrick Sims,
and Joseph Whitfleld.
Eleventh grade: Charles Cole,
Donna Harrelson, Jennifer Lassit-
er, Christopher Miles, Carina Pat-
terson, Dana Walker, and Jaclyn

Twelfth grade: Tamara Ander-
son, Melissa Dickens, Kimberly
Dietz, Lindsay Dorman, Crystal
Gaskin, Yolanda Hughes, David
Hysmith, Joseph Jackson, Wil-
liam Kearce,,and Heather Webb.

Catherine Barfleld, principal
of Highland View Elementary
School has released the following
list. naming those students who
were placed on the honor rolls for
the third six weeks grading peri-
Those earning "All A's" were:
Third grade: Jamie Davis, An-
drea Gaylor, Aaron Little, Caisey
Spriggs, Joey Shearer, Brandon
Weeks, and Kayla White.
'Fourth grade: Meggie Boone,
Brittany Crocker, and Austin-

Fifth grade: Danielle Barnes,
Brad Blackmon, Charles Parker,
Jerrid Pippin, and Traci Richard-
Sixth grade: Drew Tuten.
Those earning "All A's and
B's" were:
Third grade: Shannon
Barnes, Danelle Densmore, Nick
Hunter, Whitney Nixon, Sissy
Smith, and Sarah Russ.
Fourth grade: Robert Flowers,
Andrea Hernandez, Jenny Her-
sey, David Hopper, Jordan Hin-
son, Rushelle Lamboy,. Heather
Lynch, and Ashley Sander.
Fifth grade: Stephen Gaddis,
Aaron Hamm, Erica Hernandez,
Joshua Johns, Adam Nixon, and
SVicki Reed.
Sixth grade: Aaron Richards,
Joe Robinson, Amanda Kent, Ja-
son Hart, and Evan Fettinger.

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Sec. 54-49. Burning household garbage or rubbish.

No household garbage or rubbish shall be burned upon
any premises in the city unless issued a burning permit
by the fire department. (Code 1969, 10-24; Ord. No.,
210, 10-24,10-6-92) .,: :.

Rubbish means, as distinguished from household'
garbage and recyclables, and shall incude all trim-
mings from plants and shrubs, all plants and shrubs
dug up and discarded with the iritenttion :dfremoving
same from a yard or premises on which is situated per-
manent improvements, and other inert materials such
as building materials, fallen trees, logs and limbs or

other heavy debris. (Code 1969, 10-20; Ord. No.210,
10-20, 10-6-92)
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Member NCUA

Prison Population Growing In Gulf;

GCI Soon to Have 3,000 Incarcerated

There wilP soon be a popula-
tion of 3,000 incarcerated in Gulf
Correctional Institution at Wewa-
hitchka, Ron McAndrews told
members of the Rotary Club last
Thursday. Also, GCI is becoming
the largest employer in Gulf
County and probably will be
when the higher population at
the state prison is reached.
McAndrews said the prison
has been undergoing an enlarge-
ment for the past year, which will
Sbe completed in '"ust a month or
The prison superintendent
told the club that there is. pres-
ently 641 on the prison's staff at
the present time. With the en-
largementi program completed it
is sure to increase dramatically.
The numbers includee adminlstra-
Stion jobs as well as guard posi--
"Half of the total number of
employees at the prison are Gulf
SCounty people," he said, telling
his audience the remainder come

clean, to lending a hand with
public tasks wherever we can."
McAndrews said the prison
operates trainingg schools for its
own guards. "We are needing peo-
ple all the time and must have
properly trained personnel. We're
;not the pot-bellied country bump-
.kin with a chew in one cheek we
have been charicatured as in the
past. Our people are profession-
als at their jobs and we have eve-
ry professional on our staff one
can think of.
The prison is staffed with
medical and dental personnel,
.psychologists, teachers, welders,
machinists, carpenters, chaplains
;,. almost. every' trade you can
think of. It has, nearly a dozen
highly trained' financial' and
record keepers on the staff.
McAndrews -told the Club it
was their intention to be a good
neighbor and offered an invitation
to any from the club to tour their

land. Johna Pittman. Jonathan
Roney, Sandra Roney, Kyle
Smith, Savanna Smith. Stephanie
Watson. Zack Williams, Ryan
Wood, and Terrence Woullard.
Fourth grade: Jessica Ford.
Molly Garrett, Ashley Haddock,
Kale Guillot, Brian Jones, Caycee
Kennedy, Nabrisha McGowan,
Moses Medina, .Melissa Nixon,
Lloyd Price, Nicholas Reynolds,
Tiffani Steward, Cody Strickland,
Joshua Watkins, and Melody
'LFifth grade: Brian Bizek, Ter-
rance Chambers, Julia Comfort-
er, Susan Ellmer, Patrick Fitzge-
rald, 'Santana Harris, Jolie
Hogan, Stepheni Hoover; Carla
Johnson, Byron Jones, Ryan
Laine, Kris Lamb, Tessi Layfleld,
Tom Levins, E'Lan Martin, Adrian
Peterson, Sarah Quaranta, Jenni-
fer Raffield, Mathew Rose, Jessica
Sherrill, Bryan Thomas, Tyler
Weimorts, Bobby White. Jerome
Williams, and Tristan Williams.
Sixth grade: Mary Amerson,
Amy Canington, Josh Carter, Tim
Chism. Leslie Earley. Reko Gain-
er, Wesley Garrett. Melanie

from as far away as Walton and
Leon counties. "Bay County is the'
second largest supplier of operat-
ing personnel for the prison, ac-
counting for 23%," he said.
McAndrews said Ian interesting
situation is that many of those
listing Bay County as their home,
have their origins ri Gulf County. '
Statewide, McAndrews said
.there are 62,000 Inmates housed
in 56 major prisons and 27,00.0
charged with watching over them.
"When I became a part of the sys-
tem in 1979, there were about
12,000 inmates with about 12
major prisons in the state," the

Honor Rolls .

Port St. Joe High School prin-
cipal, Wes Taylor is proud to an-
nounce the honor roll for the
third six weeks grading period.
All of the following students
maintained All A's and B's for the
third six weeks:
Ninth grade: Nicole Bellinger,
Kristy Bryant, Jennifer' Butler,
:Ann Duren, Jim Faison, Tracey
Fitzgerald, Meredeth Godfrey,
Jessica Hill, Katie Kilboum, Ra-
chel McCroan, Wendy Sander,
Julia Six, Tracey Watkins: and
Kiki Williams.
Tenth grade: William Bryant,
Acacia Clark, Lisa Hambrick,
Quint Klingbell, Kim Lamberson,


Leigh'Lawrence, Natasha Powell,
Tommie Richter,: Leontine ,Ross,
Gretchen Stevens,. Emily Thomp-
son, Jodle Wear, Casie Williams,
and Donnie Young.
Eleventh grade-Germain
Clark, Jesse Colbert, Tiffany Eys-.
lee, Michael Groh, Shana Ham-
mock, Gena Johnson, Jada Kirk-
sey, Tina Klope, Kayce Knox,
Tasheka Langston, KrlsUe Lowry,
Stephanie Maxwell, Priscilla Me-.
Sdina. Anita Pechardscheck, Brid-,
gette Price, Harmony Priest, Mela-
nie Quinn, Shinah Quinn, Chris,
Richardson, Bryan Simon, Nick
Sweazy, Laura Thompson, Matt
Todd, and Misty Wood. i
Twelfth Grade: Cleveland
Acree, Barry Adklson. April
Bryant, Kimberly Burkett, Laura

w-V .. UIa .-V B's" were:
MIDDLE SCHOOL Seventh grade:. Kristin Ab-
Chris Earley, principal of Port rams; Ben Ashcraft, Stephanie ,,
St. Joe Middle School has re- Blackmone James Burkett, Misty
leased the following list naming .Butler, James Capps,:Matthew
those students who were placed Caswell, Jennifer Craig, Amber
those students who were placed
on the honor rolls for the third Daniels, Becki Earley. Tremalne
six weeks grading period.Lewis, Sarah Mize. Jessica Pate,
six weeks gang perd .. Jennifer Patterson. Barbara Pre-
Those earning "All A's" were: snell ,,evn Pice, .eica Se, .
SSeventh grade: Bonnie Belilft"*m mour. Charles Shoaf, Jessica
0 Nicholas Comforter, Amber Davis, Slate Holly Stewait, Jacob Tan-
Angela McDowell, Susan Medina, kersley, Tynetta Towner, Amy
Karissa Thomas, Joshua Todd, Voltz, Leslie White. Seth Williams.
Tanya Varnum, and Jarrod West- and Travis Wright.
er. Eighth grade: Kylene Butler,
Eighth grade: Erica Alles. Alicia Christie. Connie Combs.
Brandon Davis. Laredo :Ginn, Lakeythia Filmore, Lacey John-
Amanda Marquardt, Clay Small- son, Candice Kennedy, Justin
wood, Nicole Smith, Lea Todd. Kent, Brad Knox, Julie Lanford,
Those. earning "All A's and" -Brett Parker, Kimberly Parker,

speaker said.
"We have adopted a list of
rules td follow in these state insti-
tutions," the speaker said.
."Or first priority is to protect
the public from the people we
have incarcerated," he said. "We
consider this our number one
"Next, we consider ourselves
in partnership with local entitles
in tending to our locality." he
said. The superintendent said
GCI had tried, hard, to live up to
that requirement by lending a
helping hand wherever they,
could, "from keeping our county

Cullen., Heather Fields. Sarah
Fox, Sharon Galnous, Brigette
Godfrey, Deanna Horton, Angel
King, Serena Littleton, Kent
McCullough, Jamie McMullon,
Latrina McNeal, Heather Nixon,
Jeff Player, Matt Roberson, Da-
nielle Ross, Kendra Shackleford,.
Chaka Spelghts. Reginald Ward,
and Lance WhlteEagle.
The following students main-
tained All A's for the third six
weeks grading period:
Ninth grade: Rebeka .Cope,
Lindsay Williams, and Nathan
Tenth grade: Jay Dixbn; Sa-
brina Hanson, James Heine-
mann, Jarred Patterson, Amanda
Phillips, and Casey White.,
Eleventh grade: Karen Falbe
and Eric Wisdahl.
Twelfth grade: Erica Beard;
Dusty Daniels, Leslle iFalson,
Kristi Lawrence, Deann Red-
mond, Jennie Smallwood, and
Alyson Williams.

Rachel Perrin, Alicia Sanders,
Ashley Stephens, and Rachel
Gerald Lewter. principal of
PortSt. Joe Elementary Sdhool
has-.released& the following list
naming those students who were
placed on the honor rolls for the!,
third six weeks grading period.
SThose students earning "All
A's" were:
Third grade: Sheena Bell,
Travis Burge, Kimberly Burkert,
Caroline Capps. Lacy Carter,
Anna Godwin, Chad Lucas, Mi-
chelle Mathews, Jesslyn Rose,
Jessica Ross, Rachel Sweazy,:and.
Megan Todd.,
Fourth :grade: Collins, Ab-
rams. Brittany Alford. Becky Be-
lin. Tommy Curry, Ashby Davis,
Micah Dodson; Randi Sasser, B.
J. Strickland, Stephen Tarantino,.
and Preston Wigsten.
Fifth grade: James Daniels,
Colleen Falbe, and Margaret Gib-
Sixth' grade: Ashley Bryan,
Lisa Curry. Rob Dykes. Maclain
Howse. Anna Kate Reynolds. Lau-.
ra Wendt, and Audra Williams.
Those earning "All A's and
B's" were:
Third grade;, Charla Atkins,
,Mary Boddye, Beth Cordova,
Ryan Craig, Lacey Franklin, Jena
Hogan, Jake Howse, Nikki Jen-
kins, Lacey Lowery, Bart Lowry,
Justin Lyons, Daniel MacDermid,
Jarrod McArdle, Kenny McFar-

Supt. Ron McAndrews Told Rotarians Last
Thursday Prison Will Soon Be County's'
Largest Employer; Now Has 641 On Payroll
Caring For Approximately 1,000 Inmates At
GCI, 200 at. Gulf Forestry






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Up On Welfare and

Those Eligible For Aid

Both Politicians and People On The Dole
Will Be Targets Of Reductions In System
There's a glimmer of hope for Floridlans this year that they may see
some families break out of the welfare pattern into Jobs and (poetic jus-
tice) some politicians kicked off the public dole.
This old reporter realized on a trip outside the Tallahassee beltway
last week that people hold politicians and, government in the lowest
esteem in perhaps a generation. They've finally had enough of politics as
usual and want some real changes. If they don't get them through the leg-
islative process, they're ready to go to the ballot box and change the con- ,
Pilot programs to,train and then insist able-bodied welfare recipients
work to regain their self-respect and help save the country are in place.
It's likely lawmakers this session will require them to apply for jobs as'
Gov. Lawton Chiles is asking. They're also likely to approve a $30 million
expansion of health care subsidies to preschool children of the working
poor and enhance child care programs.
The really tough decision on welfare reform hasn't been broached yet,
of course. No one has been cut off because they won't work, but the day
of reckoning is approaching, both for welfare cheats-and politicians.
Yes, politicians have become the worst freeloading class in the United
States, right up there with the alcoholics and drug addicts who get gov-
ernment checks for their "medical problems" that they use to support
their addiction.
The latest wrinkle---and its only the tip of.the iceberg-is public
financing of political campaigns. Created in- 1991, the law allowed welfare
politicians in the 1,994 elections to.collect $11.4 million In 18 statewide
All they had to do was limit their spending to $5 million in the gover-
nor's race or $2 million in a Cabinet race, and take campaign contribu-
tions from individuals, not corporations or PACs.
The law was designed to restrict the influence of special interests and
level the playing field to allow competition from newcomers and outsiders.
It didn't do that, of course. Gov. Chiles, who sponsored the 1991 law, got
the biggest share ($4.7 million) in his race and the incumbents in the
Cabinet races got more than their challengers.-
Only Secretary of State Sandra Mortham and Republican Jeb Bush,
who was beaten by Chiles by about 66,000 votes, refused the political
welfare payments.
It's likely conservative Democrats and Republicans will kill the pub-
lic campaign law this year when the trust fund that finances it comes up
for sunset and a three-fifths vote is required to keep it alive. Last year, 22
Democrats joined 50 Republicans in passing an amendment killing it, but
House leaders led by Speaker Peter Wallace pulled the bill from consider-
Other repeal hurdles are Chiles, who will certainly veto the bill if it is
passed, and the courts which ruled in 1994 when the trust fund ran dry
that the state must use general revenues to carry out the law.
But standing in the wings is a proposed constitutional amendment
killing it that no doubt will pass if it gets on the ballot in November. It's
probably the only way the people are going to get what they want. The
courts, incumbent politicians, and the liberal news media certainly aren't
going to help.
House Rules Committee Chairman Allen Boyd, D-Monticello, aind
incoming House Speaker Buzz Ritchie, D-Pensacola, favor its repeal. The
Republican Senate has voted to repeal it twice already.
And after its performance test showed how fatcat politicians can use
it (Chiles' phony telephone messages to seniors), the Florida voter is ready
to see it buried forever too. ..
SIn fact this old reporter gets the feeling when outside the Taxahassee
beltway that the voter down home has had enough. Maybe that Is why so
many old political foghorns are retiring.
It's about time for this second American Revolution.
George Washington warned us not to form political parties. But we
did and they quickly got on the public dole. This year the Democratic and
Republican parties will each get $12 million or more to hold their con-
Not only that candidates for president get federal tax money, this year
$37 million for the primaries and another $60 million apiece for the gen-
eral election.
Yep, you're paying to hear and see these birds whether you want to
or not. Nothing slow-burns the voter more than hearing public money is
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The trade-off to public financing, of course, is it reduces the influence
of special interests and is supposed to keep elections clean.
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Here's the Capitol News Roundup
The Florida Supreme Court says shrimpers can use trawls designed
to catch more shrimp but stay within the net ban rule passed by voters
in 1994. :
"It (the court interpretation) helps a lot. It's going to be a reduction in
shrimp, but people can still make a living,' said Ronald Crum, a com-
mercial shrimper who helped design the net.
The high court upheld a ruling by Circuit Judge P. Kevin Davey in
Apalachicola on the shrimp nets shaped like elongated pouches. It allows
a larger opening for the nets pulled behind shrimp boats, but reduces the
overall size of the nets.
He doesn't call them taxes but Gov. Lawton Chiles' budget recom-
mendations included a 7 percent hike in university tuition, a 50 cents a
month surcharge on, cellular telephones and a passenger fee on cruise
ships that would bring in an estimated $85 million.
'They sound like new taxes to me," said Senate President Jim Scott,
R-Fort Lauderdale, who was pleased overall on Chiles' recommendations
calling for only a 1.3 percent increase in spending while seeking to
improve programs for children and create jobs.
The governor's recommendations are a first step in the budget
process. A Republican dominated Senate and a House with conservative
Democratic voice will thrash out a budget in the legislative session that

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There is a possibility a special session will be called later this year,
after the national Congress decides whether it will send federal grants
directly back to the states.
In one of the few cuts in spending suggested, Chiles would cut $5.10
million from special education programs for the state's brightest children
and those who have learning difficulties.
If a per pound tax on sugar and federal subsidies are lifted under
proposals now in Congress, there will be no one but the state and feder-
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The courts tossed out an effort to put a 1 cent per pound tax on sugar
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to Congress in proposed federal legislation.
Florida House member Allen Boyd entered the Second U. S. District
Congressional race last week and two candidates immediately announced
they would run for his statehouse seat in the November elections.
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being vacated by U. S. Rep. Pete Peterson, D-Marlarina.
Taylor County farmer and businessman Auley Rowell and Gene
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Bearing Burdens

Burden is not a popular word. In today's
world we don't want to bear burdens. We
live in times when we want to do things the
easy way. We associate burden with a heavy
load we have to carry. A burden can be a
physical load which we carry. It can be a
spiritual or emotional load. Sometimes our
loved ones share a problem with us. Too of-
ten we take problems others have lightly.
The easy approach is to ignore the problems
of others. In a selfish way we spend our time
concerned with our own problems.
Paul talks of those people overtaken by
any trespass that is a sin. He admonishes
Christians to help sinners get right with the
Lord, and not be tempted to sin. In our com-
petitive world we want
l to beat others, not help
them. In Galations 6:2
we find, "Bear one an-
Sother's burdens, and
so fulfill the law of
SOliver F. Taylor
Visitation Minister, First
United Methodist Church

It's time again"for New Bethel
A.M.E. Church's "Annual Musi-
cale Extravaganza".
S They plan to have a great en-
joyable event with plenty of good
fellowship, gospel singing, poetry,

music, ,a mini-sermon and more.
All of this is happening at the
church, located at 146 Avenue
"C" in Port St. Joe on January
26th at seven o'clock p.m. .
This is a missionary project
and its organizers hope to see you

First Baptist Church
Pa Sunday School 9:45 am
Worship 11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm
Evening Worship 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...7:00 pm
Gary Smith Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minister of Music & Youth

2420 Long Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
Sunday School .................................... 10 a.m.
Morning Worship................................1...11 a.m.
Sunday Evening ........................................... 6..6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ...............................7 p.m.

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


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

Dear Counselor,
I have been married for 13
years to a good, hard working,
church going man. The only time
we ever seem to have a problem is.
on payday. This is when he cash-
es his paycheck and goes drinking
with his buddies. By the time he
comes home, he is stinking
drunk. Then he will start yelling
at me, shoving me around, and
hitting me.
SThroughout the years, I have
been beaten to a pulp. Last week.
I got lucky. He didn't break any of
my bones, he only blackened my
eyes and caused me a nose bleed.
I have no.car, no money of my
own, and no friends that seem to
understand my situation. My fan-
ily thinks that this man of mine is
wonderful, and that it is my duty !"
to put up with his "drunken
games of manhood".
I love my husband, but I'm
sick of living in fear on paydays,?
I'm sick of making up excuses for :
my different "injuries", and I'inm
sick of being hurt. Is there some-
thing wrong with me?
Signed, Broke and Hopeless
Out In The Sticks
Dear Broke and Hopeless,
Assault and/or battery is
against the law in Florida, no mat-
ter what your relationship Is to
.the abuser. You do not deserve
physical abuse and you do not

have to take it Should you ever
need to talk to someone, you can
contact the Domestic Abuse
Hotline at 1-800-252-2597. You
may also consider finding a tem-
porary shelter for safety.
The Salvation Army Domestic
Violence and Rape Program can
also connect you with various
resources to aid you with 'your
needs should you decide to move
away from your abuser.."
:.- In the meantime, 'you can
seek counseling on the various
ways to cope with this situation,
,through Gulf County Guidance
Clinic. There is help for both you
and your husband to change this
awful pattern of physical abuse
and assure your safety in the
: No matter what, keep yourself
safe and call someone who can
understand and care. Best wish-
M. Cathy Stringer, M.S.
Outreach Counselor
Note: Please address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to

Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege. Florida State University,
Panama City Campus and Haney
Vocational Technical Center are
co-sponsoring a "Financial Aid
Awareness Seminar" to be held
on Thursday, February 1, at 7
p.m., in the Amelia Tapper Center
at Gulf Coast Community College.
The seminar will offer infor-
mationon many kinds of finan-
cial aid including Pell Grants.
Stafford and other loans. The
Florida Student Assistance
Grant, scholarships and special
programs for,the handicapped,
returning students: and the un-
All students wishing to apply
for state and federal aid programs
must complete the Free Applica-
tion for Federal Student Aid.
Copies will be available at the
Representatives of Gulf Coast
Community College, Florida State
University, Haney Vocational-
Technical Center and the Bay
County School Board will be
present to offer brief presenta-
tions followed by a question-and-
answer period.
High school seniors and jun-
iors and all interested in aid for
college, for the 1996-97 school
year are urged to attend. There is
;.no charge and advance registra-

Clowns and Puppets
-Don't Miss Them!
A children's program entitled
"Praise Party" presented by Crea-
tive Ministries, Inc., of Pensacola
will be presented Saturday, Feb-
ruary 10 at 2 p.m. in the gym of
Port St. Joe High School. ADMIS-
SION IS FREE. Clowns and pup-
pets will perform. The public is
encouraged to attend. For more
information, call Julie Williams at
Creative Ministries, Inc., is a
Christian performing arts minis-
try based in Pensacola. CMI is a
multi-faceted organization utiliz-
ing drama, puppetry, interpretive
movement and clowning to
present the gospel message
through the creative arts. The
CMI staff is available to teach
classes and hold workshops relat-
ed to the arts and offers hand-
made puppets and other stage
props for- sale and a choreogra-
phy service for churches. To book
a performance by Creative Minis-
tries, Inc., call Program Director
Paula McCammon in Pensacola
at (904) 477-7537.

tion is not required.
For more information, call the
SGCCC Financial Ai Office at

AARP Provides
Tax Assistance
AARP's Tax-Aide volunteers
provide free assistance to low or
moderate income tax payers age
60 and older. The volunteers are
trained to complete basic infor-
" matlori -ax forms and answer
your tax questions.,
Tax-Aide is sponsored by the
American Association of Retired
Persons (AARP), in cooperation
with the Internal Revenue Service
(IRS) Tax Counseling for the Eld-
erly. Tax-Aide volunteers are
trained in cooperation with the
IRS and are knowledgeable about
federal income taxes, as well as
State and local taxes.'
A -. Income .tax forms can be
complicated. AARP's Tax-Aide
SProgram can help. Tax assistance
is available from February 1'
through April 15. For assistance,
bring your current tax records
and a copy of last year's income
tax return to a Tax-Aide site.

Area Red Cross
Offers Courses
SThe Central Panhandle
Chapter of the American Red
Cross will be offering the following
Lifeguarding Training Courses
and Water Safety Instructor
Courses during the upcoming

Lifeguard Trng.
Jan. 27 & 28
Feb. 10 & 11
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Lifeguard Trng.
March 11-21
6-10 p.m.
i Water Safety
April 29-May 2
6-10 p.m.
Lifeguard Trng.
or Surf Rescue
July 15-25
6-10 p.m.

Lifeguard Trng.,
Feb. 19-29
6-10 p.m.
Lifeguard Trng.
April 8-18
6-10 p.m.
Lifeguard Trng.
June 3-13
6-10 p.m.

Lifeguard Trng.
or Surf Rescue
August 5-15
6-10 p.m.

The cost of "Lifeguard Today"
which includes "CPR For The
Professional Rescuer" is $100.00.
Those 'entering the lifeguard
training course will receive two

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

The cost of the Water Safety
Instructor Course is $65.00.

Gospel Sing
The Community Gospel Sing
will be Saturday, January 27, at
7:00 p.m., at the Highland View
Church of God on 6th Street.
Everyone is invited to come
and worship in song and praise.

Zion Fair To
Hold Celebration
Zion Fair Baptist Church will
be observing their annual Mis-
sionary Day on January 28 at
11:00 a.m., E.S.T. The guest
speaker will be Susie Gibson of
Panama City.
Everyone is invited to come
and praise the Lord.

Our Lady of Guadalupe
15th Street Mexico Beach

Fabulous Friday Feast

Lasagne Dinner
SSponsored by, the Altar Society
of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Serving 4:30 6:30 PM., CST
Adults $6.00 Children Under 12, $3.00
Take Out Orders $6.00.
2tc 1/25/96

Bible Study: Worship.
10 a.m. Sunday : 11 a.m. Sunday
7 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
Call 229-8310
P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


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


'WeWanteYoTau T.&Be
S- Part of the Friendly :lace '
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

La. ;e t Constitution 4ndgMonument
Ca Ch the S 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............. 730 p.m.
.,: : .

First United Metho t Churc
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

Beginning Sunday, Jan.7th,
a special eight week
sermon series...

with God

"Realizing Our Potential with God"

Won't you join us?

Grace Baptist Church
Innovative Informal In Touch
Upstairs First Union Bank Monument Ave.
Sunday Worship at 10:00 A.M. and 6:00 P;M.
Rev. Marty Martin, Pastor
Phone 229-9254

Free "Financial Aid

Awareness Seminar"

To Be Held AtGCCC


School News

Events and Happenings from County Schools



By Linda Whitfield

Third Grader, Candice Gordon
Writes About Dr. King
"This is what I heard on the
news. They had a festival and a
woman said he did not care about
colors. They said he would have
been 67 on his birthday. One
state does not celebrate his birth-
day. They said his dream did not
come true. We should all remem-
ber him in life. His dream will live
on forever. Is his dream' still
alive? They would have to remem-
ber what he did for us. They had
a parade, he. said, "I have a
dream that we will be able to sit
down at a table of brotherhood. I
have a dream Mississippi will be
safe. He was a peace maker."
Wewahitchka Woman's Club
Donates Money
The Wewahitchka Woman's
Club donated $125.00 to the Me-
dia center at WES for the pur-
chase of books. Our school appre-
ciates this fine gesture. ,
Fourth Grader, Holly Merritt Is
Student of the Week
Bill Carr chose Holly, daugh-
ter of Robin and Kerry Merritt as
the -Student of the Week". Holly
likes to play with animals and
she would like to work at a bank
when she grows up. She is 10

years old and likes to play with
her baby dolls, which is so re-
freshing to hear. Holly's favorite
color is blue and one day she
hopes to visit Texas. Holly said, "I
like school." Good for you, Holly.
"Rubric Anyone?"
If you don't know what this
word means, you're not alone. It
is relative new to us too, but
we're using the rubric system of
helping mark essays the students
write. It is a system of how to an-
alyze writings for syntax, punctu-
ation, word usage, and if it makes
sense. WES is meeting with the
Warrior Writes Curriculum.. Bill
Carr is the chairman of this
"A Tribute To Disney"
Teachers, Tracy Bowers and
April Bidwell and their second
graders are in the final stages of
getting their play ready. Itwill be
next Friday, February 2 at the
WES Commoni. Try to come. The
time will be announced next

From the Principal


High School
by Larry A. Mathes

Our second semester Open
House, at which we presented our
AIDS Awareness Forum* for our
parents, was well attended by in-
terested parents... Presented by
representatives from the Gulf
County Health Department and
Wewa Medical Clinic, parents
were brought up-to-date on the
most current information about
AIDS and enjoyed a question and
answer session at the end. A big
thanks goes to, our presenters,
our parents, and to board mem-
bers, Mary Pridgeon and Oscar
Redd who were in attendance.
Several pointed out to me
that our weekly article was not in
the paper again. It was written on
Monday, but apparently got left
under something and did not get
faxed to The Star. Sorryl There
were some important events dis-
cussed, so I will repeat some
things from last week. "
Super congratulations go to
Miss Crystal Gaskin, WHS senior,
for being selected Gulf County:s
Junior Miss. Crystal will repre-
sent Gulf County in the state con-
test later this year. Thanks for
bringing this honor to WHS for
another year.
The 1996 Science Fair at
WHS will be held January 25 -
26, this Thursday and Friday.
Students are working hard to get
ready and this year's should be
better than ever. The Open House
for parents to see the exhibits is


Faith Christian School stu-
dents had the opportunity to hear
and see. Lucky Shepard present
the gospel and Bible stories from
a new perspective. Mr. Shepard is
a chalk artist who illustrates the
truths he is trying to convey in
beautiful chalk drawings that
change with special lighting. Mr.
and Mrs. Shepard also provide in-
spirational music with the pres-
entation. They have been working
with young people for over 40
years beginning with a traveling
ministry in 1951, then camp min-
istry, director of music at Appala-
chian Bible College for twelve
years, seventeen years in church
ministry, and now back to travel-
ing. Their time at Faith Christian
was enjoyed by all and several of

Support Gulf County's


Thursday night-plan on going.
Winners from our fair-have gone
on to be big winners in the' re-
gional meet in Marianna at later
date .. -- ,
Not only are we going to host'
the district baseball, but also the
softball and the district track.
The track meet will be held on
Port St. Joe's track. Thanks goes
to Coach Gowan for his coopera-
Basketball 'is busy, pushing
towards the district tournaments
around the middle of February.
Baseball and softball and track
have started their: practice ses-
sions, getting ready for their sea-
sons, and January 30th Coach
Flowers and I will attend the dis-
trict planning session in Bonifay
to set next year's schedule.
You've no doubt read or
heard about students having to
be remediated in math and some-
times language arts when they try
to enter junior college. Since
someone usually blames the high
schools, it is interesting to note
how many students avoid higher
level math courses and how many
transfer out when they realize the
course might be tough, requiring
hard work. Parents sometimes
support this move, and then com-
plain that their student has to
take remedial college courses.
Students need' to be challenged
before they can learnmhow to meet
and defeat a challenge!

ion's Tale
News Column
Faith Christian School

their drawings are on exhibit in
the auditorium.
We welcome several new stu-
dents who are newcomers to the
area. Beginning this semester
are: Austin Burke, Anthony Ram-
irez, Michael Rodriquez, Kenny
and Michael McDuffie, and Ray
Faith Christian is a non-
denominational school whose
purpose is to train students in a
Christian setting for whatever
God has planned for them. We
pursue academic excellence in all
subject areas in an atmosphere of
loving discipline, and our teach-
ers give individual attention to
each student in small traditional
classrooms.' Biblical principles
are learned and practiced as we
study God's Word each day along
with "reading, writing, and arith-
metic." Our students are intro-
duced to American history in Kin-
dergarten and early exhibit a love
for our country. Science, art, mu-
sic and physical training also be-
gin in these early years.

Port St. Joe




Congratulations to Leslie
White and Jacob Tankersley for
being the "Students of the
Week" for the seventh grade. We
are very proud of you!
The Port St. Joe Middle
School Lady Sharks played three
games last week. The first two
were victories over North Florida
Christian and Wakulla. Friday,
after holding on for the entire
game, the girls unfortunately
were defeated by Trinity with a
score of 31--27. Because of out-
standing teamwork and practic-
ing hard, the Sharks have a
record of six wins and only one
loss. The girls will have their final
game at home at 6:00 p.m.
against Wewahitchka on Thurs-
day, February1. Goodluckl'
We also would like to recog-
nize our boys basketball team.
They are having a great season
Lately, their scores have not been
available, but their record is won-
derful. The have won eight games
and have only, lost three. It is so
nice to be able to talk about how
great our sports teams are 1 !!
Port St. Joe Middle School's
Science Fair is already here and
will be held this Friday. January
26. Also, the Spelling Bee is
coming up soon. It will be Febru-
ary 5th., .
The eighth graders at Port St.
Joe Middle School will be admin-
istered the Florida Writing As-
sessment on Wednesday. Febru-
ary 7. This may seem far away,
but it is really just around: the
corer. Please' encourage your..
children to do the very best that ;
they can.;

Bulldog News

Port St. Joe Elementary School

Kimberly Dietz
Dietz in WJHG
Student Of The
Year Contest
Wewahitchka High School
proudly announces that Kimberly
Dietz has been nominated for the
1995-96 Buffalo, Rock/Pepsi-
WJHG Student of the Week Com-

Kim is a senior and is in-
volved in many school activities.
She is an active member, in the
National Honor Society and Power
of Positive Students. She has re-
ceived numerous academic
awards. Kim has also participated
in volleyball and basketball
throughout high school. She was
an All Star at the 1995 Jean King
Invitational Volleyball Tourna-
ment in Niceville. She was- a
member of the homecoming court
and was elected Miss WHS. She
was recently honored by the Opti-
mist Club during their Youth Ap-
preciation Week.
Kim will be featured the week
of January 28. Spots will air Sun-
day, January 28 at 10 p.m.; Mon-
day, January 29 at 5 p.m. and 10
p.m.; Thursday, February 1 at 5'
p.m. and 10 p.m.; and Friday,
February 2 at 6 p.m. All times are
C.S.T.:. '

Students Of The Week
Congratulations to our stu-
dents of the week" . Bryce
Nelson, Eddie Fisher, Teresa Bai-
ley, Lloyd Price, Addam Duke and
Josh Dandy.
Pepsi Blue Caps
We are once again collecting
Pepsi blue caps. Our school will
receive five cents for every blue
cap collected. So drink Pepsi and
sent those blue caps to school.
General Mills U[PC Symbols
Our school is collecting UPC
symbols from any General Mills
cereal boxes. We will receive 25
cents for every symbol collected.
Look for the General Mills sym-
bol, cut off the. UPC symbol on
the bottom of the box and send it
to school.
Parents Make The Difference
Want to have some family fun'
while giving your children reading
and math practice? Try this:
Bring the family into the kitchen
to create a tasty batch of cookies.
Have your children take turns
reading the directions and meas-
uring the ingredients for a cookie
recipe. Let each child have some
batter to add his' or her own spe-,
cial ingredients. Additions can in-
clude raisins, nuts, oats, M & M's
and cinnamon. (Hint: make ex-
tras by doubling the recipe. See if
your children can figure out how
much more of each ingredient is
Science Fair
Our annual sixth grade Sci-
ence Fair Open House will be
!held on Thursday, January 25
from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Port
St., Joe Elementary School gym.'
Everyone is encouraged to attend.
Our school-wide Science Fair will
be held the following day.

'Sh ark Tal k by: David Swan

Jennie Smallwood
Local Student
To Compete For
Jennie Smallwood, a Port St.
Joe High School senior, has been
nominated to compete in the na-
.tional Principal's Leadership-
Award Scholarship Program
(PLA), sponsored.by the National
Association of Secondary School
Principals (NASSP). The Princi-
pal's Leadership Award Program
is funded by HerffJones, Inc.
Wes Taylor, principal, an-
nounced the nomination which
places Jennie in this national
competition. One hundred fifty
national PLA winners will be cho-
sen this spring to receive $1,000
college scholarships.
Winners were selected based
on their participation in service
organizations, clubs, and athlet-
ics; achievement in the arts and
sciences; employment experience;
and academic record. They were
also required to write an essay.

Attention all seniors in. more details.
need of money! Our congratulations to
Stop and check in the Coach Gowan for finishing
guidance office regularly for third in the voting for 3A
new scholarship informa- Cross Country Coach of the
tion. Here is one you might Year.
want to take a look at: Anyone interested in go-
Each Wal-Mart store can ing to FCA Camp needs to
award a $1,000 ,pick up a regis-
scholarship to a traction form from
senior with out- Coach Rainwater:
standing academic Anybody who
achievement. ,ex- still has a "Joy of
tracurricular in- Signing" book
vohlement and a must return it to
degree of financial room 112 A.S.A.P.
need. .. The replacement
All students: cost if not re-
College and career turned is $30.
activities are tak- Any girl who
ing place each has signed up for
Monday during a winter sport
fourth period in the A-pod needs to turn in a parent
Computer Lab. Individual- permission.form and have a
sized activities exploring Vo- physical before you prac-
Tech schools, two- and four- tice.
year colleges, SAT/ACT re- Congratulations to a for-
view, and career information Shark track athlete,
are all available. Sign up in Zyris Hill. Last Saturday,
the guidance office Zyris Hill. Last Saturday,
the guidance office., Zyris placed first in both
A necessity for all Shark the 400m (48.90) and the
fans-The Student Govern- long Jump (23'6") and quali-
ment Association has fled for the National Junior
"Sink'em Sharks" pins on College Championships
sale all week. See your fa- which will be held in
vorite S.G.A. member for March.

Highland View Elementary School

-HawJk Nerws

\ By: Jo Hernandez

By Jo Hernandez
A Kick In The Grass .....
Recently in P. E. they have
been having a kickball tourna-
ment, and as of last week, the re-
sults are as follows. Danielle
Barnes and Sherri Watson's
teams are tied at one loss and
one win; Vicki Burrows' team has
two losses and Shayla Baker's
team has two wins. The teams
will be given ribbons for first
through fourth place at the con-
clusion of the tournament this
week. Good luck to all!
School Advisory Council To Meet
The S.A.C. will meet tonight

at 5:30 p.m. at the school. All in-
terested in attending are encour-
aged 'to come. All members,
please remember to attend this
important meeting.
Writing Test ...
The fourth graders across the
state recently took the state-wide
writing test that is given to all
fourth and eighth graders each
year. This test will measure how
well our children write either an
expository or narrative composi-
.Mrs. Plair has been working
with the fourth graders and we
wish them the best. I have been

working with my second graders
on writing complete sentences,
paragraphs, short stories and
some poems. I would like to share
a students' work with you:
The Sun, by Tom Boone
"I am the sun ... so shiney
and neat. Some people say I give
out heat. It is so high up in the
air. I'm the only one with light for
the big fair. Most people say I am
very nice. Some people even say it
more than twice. I'm good most
people say. I am the only one for
the say."
Order Early .....
Order your yearbook for
1995-96 now for only $10.00. An
envelope was sent home last Fri-
day with your child. Please send
it back by February 5. A receipt
will be given back and you can re-
deem it for your copy when they
return during the summer.
Well, that will do it for news
around Hawkland so until next
week. Have a Great Week!

Free or Reduced Lunch
'If your financial situation has
changed, your child/children
may qualify for free or reduced
lunches. You can qualify for a
temporary period and when your
financial situation improves you
may return to full pay. Please
come by the front office to see if
you qualify.
Volunteer Spotlight
We would like to introduce
you to one of our wonderful vol-
unteers, Mary Quaranta. Mary
volunteers for Mrs. Clements
working with students on reading
skills. She attended school in
New Jersey and moved to this
area in 1990. She has a son, Ke-
vin in the first grade, and daugh-
ter, Sarah in the fifth grade. The
thing she enjoys most about vol-
unteering is watching the kids
grow and learn from one year to
the next. Thanks, Mary, for mak-
ing a positive difference at Port
St. Joe Elementary School.
Progress Reports Sent Home
Progress reports for the
fourth six weeks grading period
will be sent home on Friday, Feb-
ruary 2. If you would like to
schedule a parent/teacher confer-
ence, please call 227-1221.
Positive Action Day
Friday, February 2 will be
Positive Action Day at Port St. Joe
Elementary School. Parents, stu-
dents, teachers and staff are
asked to do something that will
Make a positive difference at Port
St. Joe Elementary School!
Bulldog Star Search
What is your talent? Can you
sing, dance, playan instrument,
act or read a poem? Maybe gym-
nastics is your talent. Whatever
your talent is, we would like for
you to share it with us. That's
right, it's time for our PTO Talent
Show and we want you! The date
for our Talent Show has been set
for Thursday: February 29 at
7:00 p.m. in' the Porf St. Joe Ele-
mentary School auditorium..,
Tryouts for the Talent Show
will be held on Thursday, Febru-
ary 8. Students must return their
permission form to school by Fri-
day, February 2 to participate.

P.S.J.E. Science
Fair Open House
Port 'St. Joe Elementary
School invites all friends and rela-
tives to a science fair community
open house Thursday, January
25 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., E.S.T.
Sixth grade science projects
will be displayed in the school's
gymnasium. The winning projects
will represent Gulf County at the
Chipola Regional Science and En-
gineering Fair on the Marianna
Junior College Campus February
28, 29 and March 1.

Planning First
Pre-K Health Fair
Gulf District Schools Pre-K
and K.I.D.S. are in the planning
stages of their 1st Annual Pre-K
Health Fair. The event will take
place on Thursday, February
22nd from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00
p.m., E.S.T. at the Port St. Joe
Centennial Building.
All interested preschoolers
and their parents are Invited to
attend. You will receive valuable
information for your family and
preschool child.

Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
JAN. 29 FEB. 2
MON--Cheeseburger, French
Fries, Milk and Cake.
TUES-Country Fried Steak
or Meatloaf, Mashed Pota-
toes, Turnip Greens, Roll,
Milk and Gravy.
WEDS-Manager's Choice,
Fruit, Vegetable, Bread,
Milk and Dessert.
THURS--Chicken, Green Veg-
etable, Mashed Potatoes w/
gravy, Cornbread and Milk.
FRI--Chill Con Came, Sliced
Peaches, Green Beans, Sal-
tines, Milk and Dessert.



Car-Boat Package Deal. '89 Chevrolet
Blazer, '84 Robalo 21' boat, $15,000.
Call 229-8282 or 229-8474. Itc 1/25
'93 Chevy Caprice, 4 dr., loaded,
cream puff, St Jude, wholesale, non-
profit $9,999. Call 227-3259.
Itp 1/25
'88 Winnebago La Shar6, gas, auto.;
gen., roof air, excel. cond., $17,500.
Call 229-2676. 2tc 1/25
'88 Mazda 626, good condition,
$2,500. Call 227-7432. 2tc 1/18
Vehicles for Sale: 1990 Chevrolet
Geo Storm, 1992 Mazda 626 DX,
1988 Chevrolet Astro Van, 1992 Nis-
san Maxima, 1990 Toyota 4x4 Pick-
up, 1994 Hyundai Elantra.
Call Debbie or Diane at St Joe Paper-
makers Federal:Credit Union for de-
tails (904) 227-1156. 2tc 1/18
'86 Escort Wagon, very nice, in and
out, runs good, no rust. $1,000 firm.
229-8205 (right #) Itp 1/25

16' welded aluminum boat with 25 hp
Evinrude. trolling motor & trailer,
$1,700. New 16' fiberglass with 4 hp
Suzuki and trailer, $1,000. FSU golf
cart, 6 new batteries, $500. 647-5327
or 827-2906. tfc 1/25

Mobile home, clean, 2 bdrm,, 1 1/2
bath, cen. h&a, stove & refrig., fur-
nished, private lot, corner Americus &
Pineda, St. Joe Beach. Adults.: No
pets. One year lease required. $300
per month, water furnished, $150 de-
posit Call 647-5194. tfc 1/25

Large 3 bedroom, wall to wall carpet,
recently painted and pest control,
$310 month, $310 security and utili-
ties. 227-3511. tfe 1/25
Furnished trailers for rent, 5 miles
past Overstreet Bridge on Hwy. 386
toward Wewa. Call 648-5306.
tfc 1/18
For Rent: 3 bedroom, 2 bath duplex,
furnished, St Joe Beach. Two bed-
room, 1 bath duplex, partially fur-
nished, St. Joe Beach. Call 647-8889.
2tp 1/18
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. 648-5476. 2tc 1/18
2 bdrm., 1 1/2 bath 300' off Gulf.
$475 month: Call 647-3461 or 648-
5328. tfc 2/1
Southern Villas and Heritage Villas of
Apalachicola now leasing 1, 2, and 3
bedroom apartments, office located at
398 24th Ave., Apalachicola, FL. 904-
653-9277. Equal Housing Opportuni-
ty. 5tc 12/28
2 bedroom mobile home, furnished,
St. Joe Beach, $375 plus utilities.
Call 647-3461 or 648-5328.
tfc 2/1

2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home. Nice
and clean, $200 month, $150 deposit.
2042 Trout St.,' Highland View. .647-
3264. tfe 1/4
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.
tfe 1/4
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 2/1

The Phantry Hotel. Rooms Private
baths. Daily or weekly rates. 302 Reid
Ave. Port St. Joe. 229-9000. tfe 1/4
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-
plex. Rent is based on income.
This complex is funded by the Farm-
ers Home Administration and man-
aged by Advisors. Realty.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
tfc 2/
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. tfi 2/1
Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & re-
frig., cen. h&a, screen porch, car-
port & laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove-
& refrig., washer/dryer hook-Up.' ,
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm,.ch&a, dish-,
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hook-up.
.Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
tfe 1/4
SWarehouses, small and large, some
with office, suitable for small busi-
ness, 229-6200. tfc 2/1

No need' for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St. Joe Furni-
,ture, 227-1251. tfc2/1

Garage Sale: 1010 Palm Boulevard,
Saturday, 8 am. until. Fisher stereo,
furniture, washer and dryer and lots
more. 227-3159. Itc 1/25
Five family Porch Sale: Books and
clothes, crafts, jewelry, electric put-
ting cup, etc. Saturday. 35th St.,
Mexico Beach, 8:00 central.
Yard Sale: Saturday, Jan. 27, 215 8th
St. 8:30 till. TV, stereo, baby clothes,
toys, car seat (child's), lamps, men's
Nike shoes, other misc. items.

Receptionlst/reservationist property
management office, requires customer
interface, good telephone skills, com-
puter experience. Full time. Position
with benefits. Fantasy Properties,
648-5146/ Itc 1/25
Part-tinie help wanted, clerk for con-
tract post office in Mexico Beach. Call
648-5386. 2tc 1/18

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POSTAL JOBS: Start $12.08/hr. For
exam and application info. call (219)
769-8301 ext FL 515, 9 am 9 pm,
Sun.-Fri. 4tp /4/96
LOOKING for mature indiiMdual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
ica Financial Services. Take charge
and manage a portion of our multi-
faceted business. We offer high com-
mission income potential, flexible
hours, many other pluses. Could start
part time. For interview, call today.
648-8565. tfc 1/4
The Gulf County Senior Citizens have
a part-time Sitter Position available.
Applicant must be 60 years old, have
own dependable transportation, pass
a physical. and meet income guide-
lines. Applications will be accepted at
the Senior Citizens Center in Port St
Joe until Jan. 30th, 1996. For more
information call the Senior Center at
The Senior Citizens are an Equal Op-
portunity Employer and funded by
the State of Florida and federal gov-
ernment Itc 1/11

Drivers / Grads. Solos &
teams get top starting pay, 3
raises in 1st yr., pay for expe-
rience & bonuses. Blue Cross
/ Blue Shield ins. & other
benefits. Assigned equip. you
take home! 22 w/lyr. OCTR/
CDL'A'. 1-800-633-0550, ext.
K-50. Itp 1/25

2 year old child has lost a black, fe-
male Pekingese in Highland View
area. Last seen Sunday morning. Call
229-9262. Itc 1/25

Abflex, barely used, still in box. Also,
Body shaping stepper, both w/videos,
$30 each. 227-2012. Itp 1/25
Living room suite, couch, loveseat
and chair, like new. Call 229-6361 for
information. tc 1/25
Juke box, 450+ 45's works greatly
$1,200 obo. Derringer pistol, 7 shot
revolver, Colt, $450 obo. 229-9282.
Ite 1/25
Tow dolly, very good condition, $450.
Call 647-5194. tfc 1/25
Women's small wet suit. 2 piece, $50,
647-8577. 2tc 1/18
New Leisure-Matlc bed with message
unit rolling casters, with head and
foot adJustment Not a hospital bed.
Cost new $1,300, sell for $600. More
info call 229-6858 anytime. 2tp 1/25
Cast nets for sale, $90. Call to place
your order, 229-6604. tfc /11
486 DX4-100 Bare Bones Computer
System, $449 includes Case Power
Supply, enhanced IDE I/O- 1.44 flop-
py DX4-100 CPU and Motherboard.
256 Cache. 647-3339. 4tc 1/4
Guaranteed ladies' and men, high
quality fashion Jewelry at reasonable
prices. 229-8433. 26tp 8/3/95
Mushroom Compost, $i5 yard, any-
time, 648-5165. tfc 1/4

I, DEBRA OWENS, will no longer
be responsible for any debts in-
curred by anyone other than my-
self,as of January 23, 1996.
Itp 1/25


or mine. Bachelor's degree. Any age.
647-8577. 2tc 1/18
CARPEMTRY, patio enclosure, siding.
windtrs installedyour .home -builLt
additions, decks and qore. All work is
guaranteed & done by a licensed gen-
eral contractor licensed #RG0066513.
Look at work I have done. If you like
it, hire me. Expert work and nothing
less. Of course .free estimates. THE
HOUSE DOCTORS, 647-3300 or 1-
800-919-HOUSE. tfc 12/28


Engine Repair




Call 229-8039
3tp 1/18

29 Years Experience
7229Deerhaven Road, P.C. mt4/

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

SResidential Custom Wood
Commercial Industrial

A 8 R Mechanical
Security Ftecing
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 (9041 6474047


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

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

"Catering to All Your Lawn Service Needs"
Free Estimates
Call 229-6435 tic4/6

Small Business & Contract Truckmen's Computerized
Bookkeeping Service and Individual's Tax Service
We are available after hours on special request
i ^ O P.O. BOX 950

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

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

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

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

Decorative, Alterations, etc.
Lynda Bryant 229-9345
Port St. Joe
4tp 111

All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
UC. #ER0013168 .INSURED

Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call 229-326

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

.t.'s Ltawn

Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach,
Port St. Joe & Wewahitchka
"I will work for YOU!" CLYDE SANFORD
Mexico Beach, FL
(904) 648-8492

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SSt. Joe Rent-All, Inc. I
ISmall Engine Repairs
Factory Warranty Center

Lawnmowers /
Weedeaters I
n \ \ Tillers /
Chain Saws /

Engine Sales

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

"Caring for God's Creation"

Gensiei r LIwi Seriice
Free Estimates *Resest 4 Dependable
tfc 12/21

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

5x10 !0x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days AWeek
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112
5x1 "01 A "x20

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

o0- Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
Rea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment/
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
Serving Gul Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections

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

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

RC #0038936
Specializing In Reroofs *
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality is higher than price"
trfc 1/4

Port St Joe Lodge No. 11
Reg. Stated Communication
Ist and 3rd Thursday of each
month. 8:00 p.m.. Masonic Hall,
S 214 Rel4 Ave.
Marlen Taylor. W.M. _.,
Bill'Jordon, Sec. -

Nhndyno Service
AnyJob Big or Small Reasrn;blrl Rates

Ca1ff 229-261
S Ask forGene :

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

Computer Sales & Software Network Services
Custom Software Consulting System Integration
Full Service Vendor On-Site Service
Our motto is "Service First"
(904) 647-3339 or 227-6590
Licensed Dealer tc 1/4

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 i 1/4 Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Let us do the caring while you're away
Serving Port St. Joe and the Surrounding Areas
/ Call Joey and Marie Romaneli;
(904) 229-1065 tc 12/14

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Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
50 for each additional word.
$2.00 for each-consecutive
week with no changes. Call ,
227-1278 to place yours.

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Know Your Rights Before Joining Weight-Loss Program

Commissioner of Agriculture
Many people find they have
gained weight after feasting dur-
ing the winter holidays, so losing
weight is a common New Year's
resolution. Millions of Americans
enroll in weight reduction pro-
grams each year, spending bil-
lions on various diet plans, prod-
ucts and foods. Although some
diet programs may be effective,
m/ any have been shown to be
unhealthy, misleading, unproven
and costly.
The Florida Commercial
Weight-Loss Practices Act is a law
designed to help protect con-
sumers from fraudulent, ineffec-
tive or exaggerated weight-loss
programs. Under the law, any
business that offers as its prima-
ry service to assist consumers in
losing weight must provide clients
with a written, itemized statement
of all costs.
Weight-loss service providers
must disclose the duration of the
program, provide a. copy of the
credentials and experience of the
staff, and provide the name,
address and qualifications of the
person who reviewed and
approved the weight-loss :plan.
Such businesses must also post
the 'Weight-Loss Consumer Bill of
Rights" at their facilities and give
every customer a palm-sized card
with the rights printed on it, as.
Warning: Rapid weight loss may
cause serious health problems.
Rapid weight loss is weight loss of
more than 1 1/2 pounds to 2
pounds per week or weight loss of
more than 1 percent of body
weight per week after the second
week of participation in a weight-

Handyman Special, 3 bdrm., 2 bath
shell house, beautiful 1/2 acre. C-30
south Cape San Bias area. Reason-
ably priced. Financing available. 227-
7606. tfc 1/4

For sale by owner: two story new
home. 2048 sq. ft.. 3 bdrm.. 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'xl6' with gar-
den tub..sunken den w/fireplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch. 12'x16'.
until. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. pd. thru 12/95

By Owner. 24'x48' double wide on
high ground lot 75'xl50'. New heat/
air, well insulated. new hip roof &
shingles. 2 bdrm., 1 bath, new tub.
fully furnished, $40,000. Call 647-
5430 for appt 3tc 1/25

189 Barbara Dr., 3 bedroom, 2 ba.
modular home, vinyl siding. cen. air,
heat pump, garden tub, ceiling fans,
insulated roof over, split bedrooms,
refrigerator, stove, new tile. deep well,
nice neighborhood, fenced yard, call
owner, week days. 227-1342, even-
Ings and weekends, 874-2497.
$48,000. ; 3tp 1/25
Extra Clean, 2 bdrm., 1 full tile bath.
Jim Walters stilt house in Mexico
Beach, 4 miles from beach. All new
carpet, mini blinds & vertical & fix-
tures, nat. gas heat, 1 yr. old,. recent
hw/htr, roof, deck. ells new for
$42,000, 90% finished. 75'x185' lot
Est. $18,000 !or .'-more. Asking
$48,500.00. A good deal, like getting
the lot free. 648-8201. tfc 1/25

For sale by owner. 5 bdrm., 2 bath
home at Mexico Beach. No damage by
Opal 40' LR, 40' screened porch, cov-
ered parking for 6 vehicles, large lot
648-4550. tfc 1/11
Howard.Creek: Murphy Rd., 3 bdrm.,
2 ba. 1,850 sq. ft., cen. h&a, fans,
carpet, fireplace, porches, double car-
port, vinyl & stone siding, plenty stor-
age. Come see, make offer, 827-1725
or 827/86855. tfe 1/11
1990 Flee"6ood, vinyl sided and un-
derpinned, '/3 bdrm., 2 ba., Ig. living
rm., din. rm. & pantry. ApplL includ-
ed, cen. h/a, 2 outside sheds, 1 shal-
low & 1 deep well on high and dry lot
109 W. Rogers SL 227-2012.
4tp 1/4

2109 Palm Blvd. 3 bedroom, 2 bath
house on 1.5 lots, great house near
schools, also has a pool and work
shed. Call for more info and price,
227-3377. 4tc 2/1
For Lease: 3/4 bdrm., 2 ba., 1 1/3
acre lot Cape Plantation, 904-383-
5524. 3tc 1/18
For Sale: Cape San Bias, 2 bdrm., 2
ba. house, steel roof on 1/2 acre lot
joining St. Joe State Park property on
bay side, $63,000. Call 229-2740 or
227-2046 for appt. tfc 1/4
Beacon Hill Lot, with Gulf Front-
age, 122' hwy., 130' deep. $99,500.
648-4648. tfc 2/1
Building, the American Legion Build-
ing located at Third SLt. and Williams
Ave, Port S.' 'Joe, 2700 sq. ft.,
$75,000. 647-8456 or 648-8669.
tfc 12/14
Gulf view lot, Mexico Beach,

$32,500.00. 648-4648. tfc 2/1

SALE, nice stucco 3 bdrm., 2
ba.; Lanai w/heated pool; gar-
age & storage bldg. $110,000.
206 Narvaez St.
tfe 1/4

loss program.
* Consult your personal physi-
cian before starting any weight-
loss program.
S'Only permanent lifestyle

changes, such as making health-
ful food choices and increasing
physical activity promote long-
term weight loss.
* Qualifications of this provider

Liquid In Large Buckets

Can Pose Risk to Toddlers

Very young children's curiosi-
ty, combined with their desire for
crawling and pulling up while
learning to walk, can lead to dan-
ger when large buckets are used
around the home. Buckets con-
taining even small amounts of
water or other liquids can pose a
drowning hazard to children.
Various types of buckets and
containers have been involved in
child drownings. But of particular.
concern are five (5) gallon buckets
intended for commercial use that
are brought into homes by, con-
sumers for re-use. The five (5)gal-
lon buckets are usually white col-
ored plastic that were originally
intended for industrial purposes.
Most of these buckets originally
contained bulk dr commercial-
sized quantities of a variety of
products, including paint, deter-
gents, construction materials and
Consumers frequently re-use
these types of containers for
cleaning and other purposes
around the home. But parents
with toddlers should be aware of
the drowning hazard associated
with using these containers and
take precautions to reduce the
potential for tragedy.

2.73 acres for sale at Sunshine
Farms, comer lot, $15,000 negotia-
ble. 827-2379. tfc 11/9

Business for Sale: Phantry Building
and' extra lot. Income producing.
Three business units downstairs and.
a manager's apartment, Four hotel
rooms w/full baths, upstairs. 24 cli-
mate-controlled mini-storage units
upstairs and down. Best location in
town for detail outlets. Call 1-800-
800-9894. tfc 1/4
Half acre lots for sale, Hwy. 386,
Overstreet, Creekview Subd.;, $500
down. $96.48 per month, 120
months. Call and leave message. 229-
6031. tfc 1/4
1/2 acre lot with septic tank, $9,500.
Overstreet Road. Owner financing,
227-2020, ask for Billy. tfc 1/4
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 1/4
Estate Sale: Gulf view house in Gulf
Aire Subd., 302 Beacon Rd., 1625
sq. ft. 3 bdrm., 2 ba., enclosed 2 car
garage, $139,900. Contact Nolan Tre-
glown, Personal Representative, (904)
647-8997. tfc 2/1

Insure your 'pet's winter coat. Ask
2727 about Happy Jack Tonekote.
Delicious nutritional food supple-
ment. 6tc 1/4
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
tfc 2/1

your home pet sitting by Joey and
Marie Romanelli, 229-1065.
tfc 2/1

Wanted to Buy: Baby bed, in cherry
wood color, in excellent condition.
Call 227-3412 after 6:00 p.m.

The U. S Consumer Product
Safety Commisslon (CPSC) esti-
mates that 36 toddlers drown
each year in five (5) gallon plastic
buckets. The victims are generally
under 14 months of age and have
Just learned to walk, or are
pulling themselves up by holding
onto furniture or other objects-
such as buckets. Small children
tend to be top-heavy, so a curious
toddler leaning into a bucket can
easily fall in head-first. The
weight of liquid in the bucket can
keep it from tipping over when a
child falls in, causing the victim to
This hazard Is not readily
apparent to parents and caretak-
ers, so buckets are often left with-
in reach of vulnerable small chil-
dren. To reduce the risk of child
drownings and Injuries, parents
,* discard all unused buckets
or containers;
keep children in a visible
area, but away from housework
that involves the use of buckets or
containers; and
empty all buckets and con-
tainers after each use and store
them out of reach of children.
To obtain a free warning
poster and fact sheet addressing
bucket-related toddler drownings
(available ,in English and in
Spanish), call the Plastic Shipping
Container Institute at 1-800-203-

Who To Call...
To receive a free warning la-
bel and brochure about vented
gas heater safety, call the Gas Ap-
pliance Manufacturers Associa-
tionCarbon Monoxide Safety Hot-
line at 1-800-603-9293..

FILE NO. 95-75-PR
FA. BARNO. 301108
The administration of the estate of ODELL M.
KIRCHBAUM, deceased, File Number95-75-PR, is
pending in' the 'Circuit Court for Gulf County.
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is
1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456-1648. The names and. addresses of the
Personal Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth below.
Al persons on whom this notice is served who
have objections that challenge the validity of the
Will, the qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue, or urisdiction of this Court
are required to file WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
All creditors of the Decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against the
Decedentfs estate on whom a copy of this notice is
served within three months after the date of the
first publication of this notice must file their claim
with this Court WITHIN.THE LATER OF THREE (3)
Al other creditors of the Decedent and
persons having claims or demands against the
Decedent's estate must file their claims with this
The date of the first publication of this notice
is January 18; 1996.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
J. C. O'Steen
177 Salem Court
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
(904) 877-1028
Personal Representative
c/o J C. O'Steen, Esq.
177 Salem Court
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
(904) 877-1028 .
2tc, January 18 & 25, 1996.
IN RE: The Estate of

are available upon request.
You have the right to:

Stamp Show on

February 3 & 4
The Bay County Stamp Club
will hold its annual stamp show
and exhibition, PANPEX '96, on
February 3 and 4, at Tonie's
Dance Workshop, located at 2342
Stanford Road in Panama City.
The.show hours will be 10 am. to
5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission Is
free to all.
.Fred Dietz, the PANPEX
chairman. said there will be eight
dealers and the U. S. Post Office
facility on hand, plus, more than
40 frames, of exhibits for viewing.
One of the exhibits will fea-
ture United States Proprietary
Medicine Stamps which were tax
stamps paid on certain purchases
" during the 19th century. Another
very interesting exhibit will dis-
play World War II Censored
Covers from British India. Top
awards will be given by the judg-
ing team. The "most popular"
exhibit will be voted on by the
attending public.
A special event cacheted
cover (with an information insert)
has been created portraying an
artwork reproduction from the
cover of a 1916 train table sched-
ule, as well as showing a fancy
cancel or postmark of a locomo-
tive commemorating the "90th
Anniversary of the Bay Line
Railroad". The 29 cent "locomo-
tive" stamp set and the three cent
"Casey Jones" stamp will be used
on these beautiful cacheted cov-
The club has been fortunate
to have an original painting by
Mrs. Harry Berkinshaw donated.
.This colorful work of art will be
won by some lucky person during
the stamp show weekend. Other
exciting drawings will be held
during the weekend as well.
Harry Berkinshaw will han-
dle a '"beginner's table" for chil-
dren and adults who are interest-
ed in learning about stamp cql-'
lectlng. For more information, call
(904) 785-3550.

Probate Division
I Deceased.
administration of the Estate ofREGINIA MARIE
CHANCE MILLS, deceased. Gulf County Probate
Division. Case No. 96-2 is pending in the Circuit
Court for Gulf County, Florida. Probate Division.
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street, Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456. The personal
representative of the Estate of REGINIA MARIE
CHANCE MILLS, is Reba Rhames, whose address
is Post Office 'Box 547, Wewahitchka, FL 32465.
The name and address of the personal
representative's attorney is set forth below.
All persons having claims or demands
against the Estate are required, WITHIN THREE
clerk of the above court a written statement of any
claim or demand -they may have. Each claim must
be in writing and must indicate the basis for the
claim, the name and address of the creditor or his
agent or attorney, and the amount claimed. If the
claim is not yet due the date when it will become
due shall be stated. If the claim is contingent or
unliquidated, the nature 'of the uncertainty shall
be stated.If the claim Is secured, the security shall
be described. The claimant shall deliver sufficient
copies of the claim to the clerk to enable the clerk
to mall one copy to the personal representative.
All persons interested in the estate to whom
a copyj f this Notice of Administration has been
mil-ed required. :WfTHIN THREE MONTHS
OF THIS NOTICE. to file any objections they may
have that challenges the validity or accuracy of the
inventory of this estate which has been filed in the
above-captioned case, the qualifications of the
personal representative, the Petition, for
Administration, Letters of Administration, or any
othermatters relating to this Estate, or the venue
or Jurisdiction of the court.
Date of first publication of this Notice of
,Administration is January 25, 1996.
As Personal Representative of the
William R. Waters, Esquire
Fla. Bar No.: 0071080
William W. Corry, Esquire
Fla. Bar No.: 167791
Skelding Labasky, Corry, Eastman,
Hauser & Jolly, P.A.
Po0E Office Box 669
Talla-iassee. Flonda 32302
S(904) 222-3730
'2tc, January 25 & February 1. 1996.

* Ask questions about the poten-
tial health risks of this program
and its nutritional content, psy-
chological support, and educa-
tional component.
* Receive an itemized statement
of the actual or estimated price of
the weight-loss program, includ- -
ing extra products, services, sup-
plements,. examinations, and lab-
oratory tests.
* Know the actual or estimated
duration of the program.
* Know the name, address and
qualifications of the dietitian and
nutritionist (properly licensed or
registered as provided by section
468.505(1)(), Florida Statutes)
who has reviewed and approved
the weight-loss program.
The Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services recommends avoiding
quick weight-loss schemes. Under
the supervision of a doctor, focus
on exercise and a healthy diet
that includes a variety of fresh
fruits, vegetables, legumes and
whole grains that are abundantly
available in Florida year round.
For information about weight-
loss programs or to file a com-
plaint, call 1-800-HELPFLA (1-

We are happy to announce.
that Marie Steele-Romanelli is a
sales associate with the Coldwell
Banker B & B Properties, Inc.
Marie is well known in the
area as owner of Pet & Property
Tenders. Many of you will know
her personally and 'already de-
pend on her reliability in serving
Marie is also involved with the
rescue and rehabilitation of our
local wildlife which makes this
area so special.
She has two years experience
in local real'estate and looks for-
ward to hearing from you if you
are ready to list your property
with the most up and coming of-
fice in town or if you need help in
finding that "right property".
As your neighbor in Indian
Pass, her sales approach consid-
ers a community she both knows
and respects.
Call Marie Steele-Romanelli at
Coldwell Banker
B & B Properties, Inc.
(904) 227-1892
Itc 1/25/se

Fsntasy Properties, Inc.

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

Port St. Joe. 219 7th St. Three large bedroom, 1
bath home with roomy kitchen and dining area. New
carpet, freshly painted. Fireplace in living room.
Central air, gas heat, stove, refrigerator, washer and
dryer. Storage shed, utility room, on nice 50'x175'
fenced lot. Priced at only $44,900.

Sales Rentals

Vacation Rental Specialists


P 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

New Lsting, 8102 Alabama Ave.. New 1600 SF 3 BR 2 BA stucco home in restrict-
ed subd, Ig. kitchen, fp in living rm, master bdrm w/separate sitting rm., walk-in clos-
et, master bath has separate shower & tub. Patio in rear overlooks Ig. back yd., 2 car
garage, indoor laundry rm, all elec. ch&a. Appliances include stove, hood, dish-
washer. Brenda Miller can make your appt. to view this energy efficient home. PRICE,
New Listing, Ponce de Leon St. One buildable lot, 2nd block from beach unre-
stricted. Lot size is 75'x150', wooded, lots of shade trees. Lot 9, Block 41, St. Joe
Beach. Possible owner financing with 15% down payment. Call Jay Rish for all the
facts. PRICE $14,000.00.
North Canal Dr. (Canal front) Canal front parcel with almost 150; on the Intracoastal
waterway that could be your dream building site. heavily wooded & high & dry.
Minimal marsh grass. This is a boater's dream come true. Owner financing available,
Jay Rish will be happy to furnish all the facts. Call him. PRICE $59,500.00.
1407 Constitution Dr. 3 BR/3 BA executive home, approx. 1700 SF; His and her
walk-in closets, jacuzzi tub, floors have ceramic tile, carpet & vinyl, a view of the bay
from each room. This home also has a double garage, covered porch, Ig.
storage/workshop, much more!! Don't let this one get away. A great location over-
looking the bay, including beautiful sunsets. Call Jay Rish'today for an appointment,
PRICE, $169,500.00.
New Listing, 1001 Woodward Ave. Well maintained block house 1,460 SF w/ 2 BR,
den or 3 BR and 1 BA (all new). Carpeting, vinyl, new pecan cabinets in kitchen, win-
dow treatments, all appliances, new gas 50 gal. HWH, new electric AC, new gas fur-
nace. Situated on 80'x175' lot, fenced yard, well, 2 utility bldgs., fruit trees galore. Call
Brenda Miller for an appointment today. Price. $89,500.00.
New Listing, 1406 Monument Ave. Beautiful brick 3 BR, 2 BA executive home
w/1,704 SF, formal liv. rm. and din. rm, den, eat-in kitchen, double. garage, hardwood
floors, carpet & vinyl, CH&A, gas heat, electric appliances, laundry & util. rm.
Oversize lot 126' x 225', landscaped w/many trees & shrubs, established neighbor-
hood. Jay Rish has all the details..PRICE, $109,500.00.
New Listing, 37th St. (Pier Rd.) Last buildable lot on the pier road, excellent for
townhouse duplex for either investment income or weekend getaway. Lot size is
75'x100', zoned tourist commercial, Lot 2, Block 4, Unit 5. Call Brenda Miller for more
information. PRICE, $57,000.00.
MEXICO BEACH, Across Hwy. from Beach
New Listing, 704 Georgia Ave. Well kept 1988 14'x60 Fleetwood mobile, 2 BR, 1
1/2 BA, CH&A, gas heat, washer, dryer, stove, refrig., carpet & vinyl, all window treat-
ments, 12'x20' Fla. rm., 2 until. bldgs., yd. well. Some furniture, quiet neighborhood.
Call Brenda Miller for an appt. to see this one. PRICE, $60,500.00.
New Listing, Wysong Ave., off 15th St. One nice lot 109' x 100' in quiet neighbor-
hood, short distance to beach, paved streets, no mobile homes. Call Brenda Miller
for the details. PRICE, $11,500.00.
Corner Azalea St. and Hwy. 386. One comer lot 80' x 100' nice residential area.
Lot 12, Block 4, Unit 11, Mexico Beach. Possible owner financing. Call Brenda Miller
for information. PRICE REDUCED, Was $13,500. $12,500.00.
We have several lots in Grand Isle Sub. for sale ranging in price from $12,500 to
$17,000. Ask one of our capable salespeople for complete details.

Call or write for our Brochure with additional
listings of lots, houses, investment property,
country estates, or beach rentals.

(904) 227-1892 or (800) 261-1892
NEW LISTING: Dragons Lair, Own your own Gulf Front castle. 4 bdrm., /4 ba., great room, fireplace,
workshop, screened and open decks, bar, landscaped, flood ins. avail. Call Marie today for this one.
Gulfside Cape San Bias: 2 + acre tract. Reduced to $99,000. Call Barbara on this one now!
Dead Lakes/Cypress Creek: Campground/Retreat; 2/3 bdrm. cottage, duplex w/both sides 1 bdrm.,
mobile home lot w/septic and util., 8 campsites w/power & water, boatslips/dual boat ramp, many
extras! Income producing now! Call Bill today! Reduced to $89,000.
Cape Dunes: Beautiful Gulf View home, 2 bdrm./3 ba., berber w/w, $130,000. Call Marie today.
Port St Joe: 602 17th St., 3 bdrm. on Ig. lot, 30x40' shop, new windows and hardwood floors. $118,000.
Call Marie today.
Gulf Front Lot: Beautiful vegetation & dunes. 100 x approx. 950'. $140,000. Call Marie for this one.