The star
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028419/03139
 Material Information
Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: February 1, 1996
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Mayor Frank Pate and Commissioners.Bill Wood and Executive Director Tamara Laine Russell Moore of Design
Johnny Linton look over Design Studio West's efforts as West and City Clerk Pauline Pendarvis, far right, look on in a
attorney William J., Rish, Chamber :of, Commerce presentation meeting Monday.

How to Grow and Appear to Remain Small

Design Studio West Files Plan with City Tuesday After Series of Public
Meetings to Give A Goal for future Improvements to Aim Toward

Design Studio West represei
tative, Russell Moore was in tow
Tuesday to review the preliminary
master visions plan for Port S
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ry study of the city and draft a plan
t. of action for a city limit to city
limit redevelopment program. The
d study is to take into account

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Russell Moore of Design West explains chart which shows
suggestions for city growth.

growth, needs and desires to
make Port St. Joe a thriving com-
munity yet maintain its pristine
beauty, small-town atmosphere,
character and friendly environ-
All of the above characteris-
tics Moore said were the "re-
Ssounding them-"J4y those who
participated in public workshops
held in December 1995 by Design
Studio West to find out what the
community wanted and needed in
its visions plan.
Moore met with main proper-
ty owners (whose cooperation and
acceptance of the plan Is impera-
tive). City Commissioners, Cham-
ber board members, and busi-
nessmen throughout the day
displaying a computer generated
mock-up of just what the future
Port St. Joe area might look like.
Design Studio West's comput-
.er generated, in living color, ren-
dition of their proposal for con-
trolled development of the area
featured tying the downtown dis-
trict to what Moore called our
biggest asset, St. Joseph Bay and
the beaches.
The feature drawing the most
Interest from the proposal was
the creation of a waterfront vil-
lage along the bay In the down-

town. district. The village would
include a water taxi and dock
1 that-will ferry through St. Joseph
Bay- bringing tourists to the
Sddwntown area from the peninsu-
la,..as well as other stops along
the bay. The visitors would enjoy
two-fold benefits, a scenic view of
-the. ~ay" as well-as:shopping and
btbjwsing through Port St. Joe be-
fore their return trip.
The village would also include

(See DESIGN on Page 3)

Absentee Ballots or:
Preference Primary
Cora Sue Robinson, Super-
visor of Elections of.Gulf County,
has announced that absentee bal-
lots for the March 12th Republi-
can -Presidential Preference
Primary are available at her office.
Anyone who contemplates
being out of town on election day,
college students and military per-
sonnel should contact her office
at 229-6117, and a ballot will be
mailed to you. .
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Gulf County Solid Waste Di-
rector Joe Danford is working on
a plan to cut the county's cost of
purchasing sea oats that will be
planted along the bay and gulf
shores to help renourish beaches
damaged by Hurricane Opal.
Danford told the County
Commission at a recent meeting

that sea oat seedlings had esca-
lated in cost 80% since the
county last purchased them,
about one year ago, after Tropical
Storm Alberto. This prompted
him to start investigating other
avenues to secure the seedlings.
Since that time, the Sea Oats
and Dunes Garden Club has vol-

County Applies For Funds

To Repair Damaged Homes

Those who had their homes
severely damaged or suffered
complete losses during Hurricane
Opal, and failed to get sufficient
funds to cover damages through
insurance or other sources, the
Gulf County Commission is mak-
ing a last effort to help you.
The Commission is applying
for "Emergency" Home Funds for
hurricane victims through the
Florida Housing Finance Agency.
These funds are directed toward
low and moderate income victims.
If you have filed insurance claims
and utilized other resources and
need rehab work done on your
home, or if the entire home was

destroyed and complete replace-
ment is required, you may be eli-
gible for the assistance.
The program provides loans
at no interest and even deferred
payments are possible.
If you feel you qualify for
these funds or for further clarifi-
cation of the program, you may
contact Betty Jordan at (904)
All calls MUST be received by
Noon, EST on Friday February
2-that's tomorrow! If she is not
available, leave your name and
number .and she will return your

unteered to operate a se .oats
seedling nursery for the county
as a community project. ,The
county in turn will furnish all the
necessary hardware and materi-
als to build the nursery facilities
and set them up for operations,
Roy Lee Carter, Gulf County's
Agriculture Extension Agent, is
furnishing all the "how to" exper-
tise through various research
agency connections.
Danford projected the nur-
sery should be operational within
three months, with the money to
finance it coming out of a
$10,000 Marine Litter and Debris
Grant received by the county.
$5,000 of the grant has already
been used to purchase sea oats
and distribute them to county
residents whose dune structures
and vegetation was destroyed by
Hurricane Opal.
Sea Oats and Dunes Garden
Club members will harvest seed
heads from flourishing sea oats
patches in the county and separ-
ate the seeds from the tassel part
of the plant. The seeds will be
planted and nurtured until they
grow into seedlings suitable to be


Jailed On

Murder Rap

Sheriffs Investigation Into Fatality
Rules Out Death By Accidental Causes
Aubrey Funchess, 48, of Howard Creek thought he was
stuck with a DUI charge by the Florida Highway Patrol upon ini-
tial investigation of the accident which cost his girlfriend, Lillle
Belle Price, 36, also of Howard Creek, her life Sunday afternoon.
On further Investigation the Gulf County Sheriffs office changed
the charge to murder Tuesday afternoon of this week, following a
more extensive investigation.
When investigating officers arrived at the scene of the acci-
dent, they determined that Price was already dead.
Funchess' initial claim was that Price had jumped from his
moving pick-up truck on Old Bay City Road-a dirt road be-
tween Willis Landing Road and Howard Creek-causing her
death when she hit the ground and rolled over into a ditch.
Investigator, FHP Trooper C. D. Chapman, sent Price's body
to the Medical Examiner for examination prior to burial and filed
the DUI charge against Funchess.
In the meantime, Sheriff Frank McKeithen's office initiated a-
closer look Into the situation after he had been given reports of
trouble between the two. Due to the suspicious reports the office
was receiving, McKelthen alerted the Medical Examiner to exam-
ine the body closely for signs of foul play. .
Monday afternoon the office notified the Highway Patrol of its
findings and the Highway Patrol notified Sheriff McKeithen, af-
firming his suspicions. The report said Price had died from a
blow to the side of the head which wasn't in keeping with the
type injuries which would likely be received in a fall from the
Sheriff's investigators spent the night Monday, piecing to-
gether enough information and evidence to file a charge of an
open count of murder against Funchess.
He Is presently being held in Gulf County jail under $25,000'
bond. ;
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Edward Nobles Charged

With Manslaughter In Crash
Which Took Life of Joe Gortman in September

The Florida Highway Patrol
announced last week that DUI
Manslaughter charges have been
filed against Edward E. Nobles, of
Wewahitchka, following the inves-
tigation of a single. vehicle acci-
dent that claimed the life of Joe
L. Gortman, also .of Wewahitchka.
The accident occurred during,
the ,early morning hours of Sep-
tember 22, 1995off County Road
22A. Nobles and Gortman were

westbound and, after failing to
negotiate a curve, ran off the
south shoulder of CR 22A and
overturned side-over-side twice,
according to a Florida Highway
Patrol press release.
Alcohol was listed as a con-
tributing factor on the report, but
charges were withheld at that
time pending the outcome of the
Florida Highway Patrol's investi-
gation of the accident.


iZI Code

for City
Effective March 1. Port
:St. Joe will have its sec-
ond U.S. Postal ZIP Code
number in its mail service
area. This is. In addition to
the 32456 number which
has served the City since
the code's inception.
The new ZIP Code num-
ber--32457-will be as-
signed to all mall received
through post office lock
boxes. Mail received by
home. delivery or on rural
routes will maintain the
old famznilia 32456 number
while "mail dispensed
through. the main office
mal. boxes will carry the
Newly assigned number.
The Postal Service says
the reason for assigning
the fiew number is due to
the constantly- growing
mail volume and the need
to improve service.
Postal patrons are be-
ing asked to begin using
the new ZIP, where the
change applies, as soon as
possible and not wait until
the official change over on
March 1.

Beckett Chesnut and Zebe Schmitt do their part in the
propagation of sea oats along Gulf County's beaches, restor-
ing a growth decimated by Hurricane Opal.



County Attempts To 'Grow

Your Own" Sea Oats Seedlings

SCooperative Nursery Program With Beach Garden Club
Provides Ample Oats To Renourish Gulf County Beaches

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New Tax

THE PROPOSAL TO EXTEND utility taxes throughout Gulf
County is a matter which is bound to elicit differences of opin-
ion. We just Imagine the strongest voice opposing such a plan
will come from the rural sections of the county and the strongest
support-if, indeed there is any-will come from the city folk,
who are already paying such taxes and will not be affected by
the proposed new tax.
I..t's .easy to be lackadaisical about new taxes if one doesn't
have to pay for them. Being in such a situation may just encour-
age-some to favor such a levy against service made available to
our country cousins which we, living in the incorporated cities,
are expected to pay.
WE CAN TRULY UNDERSTAND both arguments in this mat-
ter and the Board of County Commissioners' action in champi-
oning such a move.
Never a year goes by but what the Commission is badgered
to furnish this service or that service, with nary a mention of
where the money is going to come from to pay for it with. So long
as somebody else must furnish the money, it doesn't make.
much difference where it comes from: .
Without exception the attitude seems to be, 'You are the'
County Commissioners who were elected on a platform of being
of service to us, now be of service!"
AS A "FOR INSTANCE", every recognized subdivision in Gulf
County;,every settlement and every neighborhood, has a fire de-
partment complete with fire-fighting apparatus. Now it gets
downright emotional when you start talking about protection of
people's homes. It should get just as emotional when you talk
about the matter of just who has to pay for this protection.
We know there are a gaggle of fire protection districts in the
county, created forjust this purpose. But the reality of the mat-
ter is that none of the districts collect enough money to support
even their fire department, which they were designed to finance,
It is a tax! No question about it. The utility companies will
just jack the tax rate into their computers and send you the bill
every month. It's also the only way rural areas will get some of
the services they desire.

A'Piece of History

IT WAS BACK IN 1847 when the first lighthouse went into
service at Cape San Blas, however it wasn't until 1859 that the
current reflecting mirror was installed for the purpose of warn-
ing mariners of the treacherous shoals-at the Cape and warned
them, until recently, to stay well clear of the dangerous waters.
SOriginally, we would suspect the light was commissioned to-,
guide the international shipping trade which was the economic
backbone of Apalachicola and old St. Joseph before Florida be-
came a state.
In later years, the light guided ships to the Confederate salt
works which thrived in the vicinity of the light. Salt and its value
attracted much attention to the area during the War Between
the States and probably resulted in the musket balls scarring
the old light-a condition that still exists today.
IN MORE RECENT YEARS the light guided World War 1
shipping as it took the turn in the Gulfof Mexico toward Tampa.
We don't know for sure.if the light was operating during the war,
or if it had been shut off for defensive purposes, but if it was
shiining, it probably guided the German submarine, keeping it
safe in deep water, when the Empire Mica was sunk one summer
'The light marked the nearby entrance to a safe harbor for
ships and fishing boats caught in stormy weather, guiding them
to safety for more than 100 years.
The, light has performed yeoman service and could probably
continue to do so for many years.
SThe light has been included in a book of important lights in
A LIGHT IN FRANKLIN County faces just such a fate as the '
San .Blas lighthouse, but for a different reason. Erosion threat-.
ens that light. The.people of Franklin County have mounted a
campaign to raise funds to repair and put the light on stable
ground. Being a largely marine county, the people of Franklin
County recognize the importance of their light.
We would hope the people of Gulf County would also recog-.
nize the historic and safe navigational purposes of San Blas
light. We would hope they would do: everything possible to save
the light and its strong beam of safety.



Hunker Down with Kes

by Kesley Colbert

Ode to the IRS

All this talk lately of "intro-
ducing" a "new" flat tax system
into our society has left me a little
confused. I thought we'd been us-
ing the flat tax all my life. I know
when the IRS gets through with
me each year I'm flat broke, flat
busted, flat empty and flat out of

It's called a flat tax "cause
that's the way your wallet looks
when the Feds finish with the
Say, I'll tell you how smart
those IRS birds are-they get
their money in advance. You go
down on the 15th to pick up your
pay check and. the first column
has $1500 in it and that looks
pretty good. 'Course, that last col-
umn over there has $1105 in it.
Guess which one you take home?
And here's the part that grabs

me-pretty soon we get to think-
ing we only made $1105 that pay
period! I think maybe we've been
Americanized. Those folks wrote
the book on advance deposits and
the pre-payment plan!
If I do manage to trick'em-
somehow and save just a little-
:they get it in April. That 1040 2X
WY EZ form we fill out each year
is designed to pick up any "loose
change" that, fell through the
cracks back in March or August.
I tell you, someone or some thing
at the. IRS is flat-out getting the

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State oftht

THE. STATE OF the Union
address last Tuesday night was
more like a campaign address
than it was a report on the condi-
tion.ofthe nation, I thought.
.Of course the government of
our country is -nothing if not po-
litical in nature.' That's what
makes the entire system tick so
why should the State of the Un-
iorn report be any different?
It wasn't. So we all weje not
As Senator Robert Dole said,
in his opposing party critique,
President Clinton did a good job
in his 90' minute address. Dole
said he knew just what to say
and What points needed special
emphasis and'just what people to
bring into the chamber to empha-
size his points.
Now, let us see if his perfor-
mance is 'as good as his rhetoric.
As :the infamous. Newt Gingrich
pointed out, 'We know he can
talk the talk, now let us see if he
can walk the walk'-

SUnion Talk Was More Like Your Usual Campaign Fairy Tale


'1 By Wesley Ramsey

There is a difference.

good bit of his speech time talk-
ing about family values and
strengthening the family unit in
this country. I have no argument
with him on this natter. Actually,
none of the things he espoused
will come to pass if somehow or
other, the strengthening of the
family unit does not come to
But, the entire content of the
speech came across as a mite like
tilting at windmills to me. Here he
is the president of what is ac-
knowledged as the world's leading
nation, setting the pattern for the

rest of the word to imitate, and
one dare not walk for a block in
any direction. on the streets im- \
mediately outside the. grounds of
the capitol building, without ex-!
posing your safety to elements
bent on harming you.
Somehow the speech didn't:
mesh with reality and if it is a.
State of the Union address, it
That's the state of this union.

WHEN I WAS about 10 or 11
years of age, I had a "best friend"
who lived down the street from
us. This friend lived in the only
house on the block which had an
indoor bathroom. The rest of us

took a little hike to the
most point of the back ya
der to pay a visit to ot
rooms for some functions
a number three wash tu
with water in the kitchen
er functions of hygiene o
urday night.
But, this friend's b
didn't have a bathtub
didn't have a lavatory, n
have a commode. It was
room without the facility
,had my doubts whether
Syou could officially identil
That was the "reality
matter but the "State of
,, ion" definition was that h
had a bathroom inside.
We are a long.way fr
ing a nation made up o
with strong, responsible
ties. They're getting weak


farther- where people took care of them-
rd:in or- selves and in the very next breath
ur bath- talked about how much welfare is
and put enough welfare to help people
ib, filled cope.
for'oth- ..hether 'or not you agree
n a Sat- with the notion of welfare, you
must admit this was a contradic-
athroom tion in terms.
in it.. It I remember my grandmother,
or did it who lived with us in my young
a bath-, years.
ies, so I Grandmother had her hus-
or not band expire about 1911 or 1912,
[y it as a after becoming injured in the Mis-
souri open, pit coal mines, taking
the influenza during his recuper-
r" of the atiori and dying; leaving her with
the Un- eight young children to care for.
iis home Somehow Grandmother made it
without welfare; I don't know
om hav- how, but she did.
if people She was -no smarter nor any
e family better equipped to handle her
er every desperate future than any one of
millions of young women. who
find themselves alone with a
bunch of kids to rear. She was
a nation just an ordinary woman, facing

an uncertain future.
She managed to survive and
rear her children.

about many other things we
should do for people, so they
wouldn't be bothered with figur-
ing out how to fare for them-
He had a solution, however..
He was going to take a large por-
tion of the money you have al-
ready figured out how to make
and give it to those who haven't
found the formula for self-
sufficiency, yet. By the way, you
will have nothing to say about
this taking maneuver; not even
who gets it.
The president's speech was
nice to listen to and told how
things were going to be figured
out and solved for us by our gov-
eminent. But, he didn't say much
about how we were going to be
expected to manage our own fu-

St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
February 2 7:22 a.m. L -0.4 9:27 p.m. H 1.1
February 3 7:53 a.m. L -0.4 10:04 p.m. H 1.0
, February 4 8:17 a.m. L -0.3 10:39 p.m. H 1.0
February 5 8:34a.m. L -0.2 11:14p.m. H 0.9
February 6 8:42 a.m. L -0.1 11:50 p.m. H 0.7
* February 7 8:37 a.m. L 0.0
.-s, February 8 12:31 a.m. H 0.6 8:14a.m. L 0.1
3:33 p.m. H 0.3 7:26 p.m. L 0.2

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best of me year after year.
By taxing us in advance they
serve a two-fold purpose. They re-
ceive the use, benefit and interest
of that money rather than 'us
and, more importantly, they take
it out of our check so they are as-
sured of "getting it". Can you ima-
gine if they did nothing until April .
15th? "Dear Mr. and Mrs. Col-
bert," our letter would read,
"please mail us $10,000."
Yeah, Rightt I'd have to sent
in my first born-I ain't never
seen $10,000 in one place at one
time you talk about a tax
Revolt! .. .. .
SWe have .struggled .for years
to save up a little to send our son
to college. Guess what? I can't,
count any of that money "off" on
my income tax. Now, if I want to
make a fifty dollar donation to my
old alma mater, that's tax deduct-
ible. If I want to-give, a little to
Gulf Coast Community College to
,assist the fine work they,do I can
"write that off, too. But there is
no line on that 1040R QX EZ
form for the thousands upon
thousands that I have "contribut-
ed" over the last year and a half
to keep my own son "furthering
his education". I can write off
helping "yours" but I .can't get
anything for helping "mine".
The whole proposition leaves
me flat.
But i do have a plan. We col-
lege paying parents have got to
unitel'Rex can -pay for Josh. I'll
take, care of Andy. Roy will "give"
Brad a scholarship. .. .. It's the
Sold "pay for anybody except your
own plan" and I believe it's ,got
possibilities. At least, it's a loop-
hole worth exploring-let's knock
them flat one time
Dad told me that when he
was a boy 'bout the only way to
get around the IRS was, to die.'
You could leave what you had left
to anyone that had treated you
right in this life. Well, it seems
the boys in Washington scratched
their heads on this one for a
while and came up with the In-
Sheritanie "Tax. Dad allowed as
how it gave a whole new meaning
to. dying for-your country". ,.
Of course, I guess I've been
lucky so far. They've managed to
"require" about the exact amount
I have left over. Consider Willie:
SNelson. He owed 3 million in tax-
es: His accountant said that was
'too much, don't pay.it, we'll work
something out. A year later, with
the compulsory penalties and' in-
terest added in, Willie owed '113
million! They took his golf course
and his touring bus. Willie says
he doesn't know what happened
but, "I have hired a new accoun-
tant." He would have been flat-
under but I think a bunch of
farmers put on a benefit for him ..,

And poor ole Jerry Lee Lewis
is so far behind mhe has an IRS
man assigned to him-Jerry Lee ;
can't do a show without him. The
shadow brings along his comput-
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Gulf County: "On Line" to Rest of World

"Surfing" To Be
More Than Just
A Water Sport
Gulf County will soon become
part of an exciting technology
that is revolutionizing the way we
receive information. Beginning
March 1st, the 50 million+ com-
puter users who "surf' the inter-
net's World-Wide-Web will be able
to connect their computers to in-
formation about our area, com-
plete with pictures, a "Yellow Pag-
es" of local businesses, churches,
etc., and "Web Pages" of local
businesses, where those busi-
nesses can display what they
have to offer.
The project, sponsored by the
Gulf County Chamber of Com-
merce, is a joint venture with
Home Town Internet Publishing,
a local company specializing in
providing an Internet presence to
Florida's smaller business com-
Computer users can access
the information by using their
computer's modem to dial an In-
ternet access provider (like Ameri-
ca Online, Compuserve, etc.). The
Suser can then connect to the In-

ternet to take advantage of the
thousands of sites that provide
information on every topic imag-
The information can be found
by using on-line search programs
like "Yahoo" and "Excite", which
sort though the information avail-
able, telling the user to find the
information they need. All of this
information is provided at no
charge to the Internet user.

The only costs involved are
those of the access provider
(which can be as little as $5 per
month). Most areas have a local
provider, making it unnecessary
to pay long distance phone charg-
es to access the Net. Although
Port St. Joe does not currently
have such a local provider, Home
Town Internet plans to provide lo-
cal access sometime in the next
several months, according to Rick
Lamberson, the company's own-

The number of computer us-
ers "surfing the net" has literally
exploded in recent months. Many
local businesses have recognized
the potential of this world-wide
phenomenon, and are excited
about being part of the' action.
For more information about the
Chamber of Commerce's Internet
project, contact the Chamber of-
fice at 227-1223, or Home Towm
Internet at 229-8149.

Outdoor Enthusiasts, Beam Us In
GFC Goes "On-Line" On The Internet With A Host of Information .

Outdoor enthusiasts, fasten
your seatbelts! The Florida Game
and Fresh Water Fish Commis-
sion (GFC) is proud to announce
it's now driving on the informa-
tion super-highway. Information
on the GEC and many of its pro-
grams is now available on the In-
ternet. : .
The 'GFC went "on-line" in
December and can be accessed
through any computer connection
to the World Wide Web. That in-
cludes freenet programs, local-In-
ternet providers and all the major
on-line services.
The GFC home page includes

sections on fishing, hunting, wild-
life viewing, agency publication,
resources for educators and
who's who at the Commission.
"This is just another way for
us to help the public," said L.
Ross Morrell, director of the
GFC's Office of Informational Ser-
vices. "Anyone who has a ques-
tion about the GFC, or who sim-
ply wants to learn more about
outdoor activities in Florida, can
now get quick answers by simply
turning on their computer."
The GFC on-line service is
quickly becoming popular. In De-
cember alone nearly 5,000 users

Protests 111-Year-Old Marine

Landmark Being ShutDown

A copy,ofthefoZ bvi irUte~i r 'was sent
to the editor of the Starfor publication.
Eighth Coast Guard District
501 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130-3396
Dear Commander:
Just as we are recovering
from the wrath of Hurrican Opal .
and returning to a somewhat nor-
mal life at the Cape another blow
to the Cape has erupted. The ro-
mance and legacy to -a well-

-- From Page 1
a restaurant, public beach, water-
front inn, outdoor activities, park,
areas, downtown merchants and
specialty shops.
Another item included in the
Plan is a youth center. Moore
said every planning session and
meeting, that he has attended
concerning the project one mes-
sage rang clear, "We need some-
thing for our youth." The propo-e
sal calls for a 20,000 square foot
youth recreation center complete
with gymnasium, activity center,
and other amenities.
The proposed plan also looks
at future growth potential for the
area including residential plan-
ning, commercial zones, and or-
ganizing them toi fit into the
scheme of things yet retain the
personality and uniqueness of the
Local businessmen and in-
dustry are financing the redevel-
opment program through the
Chamber of Commerce.

(From Page 2)
er with all the numbers. By the
time The Killer gets down to
"Whole Lot Of Shaking Going On"
and "Great Balls of Fire"-he's
singing, for nothing.
I often sit and wonder how
many years of not paying it would
take to get my own IRS man.
Maybe I could get him to help
with my son's education. He
could explain why they humor-
ously put EZ on the form. There's
a chance I could get Willie's auto-
graph ......
I don't know about his brand
new flat tax, but I'm flat ready for
a change. I say bring it on.
I can't get no flatter!
S Respectfully,

known landmark is coming to an
end. The Cape San Bias light-
Shouse-I must protest.
This is a very functional light-
house with a lot of potential ser-
vice to our fishermen and boats-
men for many years to come. We
have all heard of the treacherous
stories of years gone by that
could have been very traumatic
for many seamen and their faml-
lies navigating thru these shallow
waters had it not been for the
Cape San Bias lighthouse with
her majestic beam of light steer-
ing them to safety.
Today, our fishermen are
having to abide by new rules and
regulations that could'hamper
them with their net fishing fur-
ther offshore. Why do we want to
remove something that has been
reliable for 111 years that could
Effect our fishermen's and boats-
men's safety?
Personally, I admit am infat-
uated with the lighthouse wheth-
.er it be the romance of it or the
wonderful stories told about it in
the days gone bye. Please turn,
the switch back on and let the
history continue.
Concerned Caper,
Jane S. Ritchie

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logged onto the system, and so
far this month more than 5,800
people have "browsed" the Com-
mission's home page.
.Information now available on
the GFC home page includes
hunting and fishing regulations,
license requirements, season
dates and bag limits. There are
also sections on the GFC's FLOR-
IDA WILDLIFE magazine, public
shooting ranges, hunter educa-
tion and boating safety classes,
the wading bird protection net-
work and the Wildlife Foundation
of Florida, Inc. Users are even
told where to find out about job
opportunities within the Commis-
Future plans for the GFC.
home page include access to
Commission publications, news
releases, a wildlife coloring book
and much more.
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home page is:
h ttp: / /www. state f.ius/gfc/ _.
. gfchom e.h t _..tm l.
If you need help accessing
the system, or have any other
question about the GFC's on-line
program, call (904) 488-4676.

Fisher Accepted Into
Ophthamological Group
Bret L. Fisher, M.D. of Pana-
ma City has been accepted as a
member of the American College
of Eye Surgeons ("American Col-.
lege"). The American College is a
national professional organization
whose fundamental objective is to
promote superior standards in
ophthalmic care. The American
College of Eye Surgeons, through'
the American Board of Eye Sur-
gery, conducts stringent creden-
tlaling and certification of oph-
thalmic surgeons in cataract
implant surgery and refractive
surgery. The American College
promotes quality care through
national seminars,, meetings,
.publications) and networking with
industry, government and physi-
Dr. Bret Fisher has practiced
for three years at Newberry Eye
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from across the United States to
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beach sand until the plants take hold and
Sh begin to grow. The seedlings were raised by
Urs i g Beache the Sea Oats and Dunes Garden Club of the
SBeaches under the guidance of County Ex-
Becket Chesnut and Zebe Schmitt plant tension Agent Roy Lee Carter as a Joint yen-
sea oats seedlings along the beach, using a ture with the county's Joe Danford, solid
"snow fence" system to help maintain the waste operation director.

Nettles Excelling
In Court Action
SKenji Nettles, son of MSgt. Al-
fred and Sonja Nettles, both grad-
uates of Port St. Joe High School.
is currently attending Polytech
High in Delaware, where he is the
5-foot-10 Junior point guard for
the Panthers this season.
The numbers he is recording
thus far in the seasonare as good
- lvany"pjayer's i-i "-the "Henl bpen'
Conference. He is averaging 22.9
points, 3.7 rebounds, 4.9 assists,
and 3:2 steals a game for the
With 837 career points..Net-
ties is in sight of becoming the
first Polytech player to score
1,000 points. Nettles is shooting
47 percent from the floor, includ-
ing 34 percent from three-point
Nettles was a second-team
all-conference and honorable
mention All-State pick as a soph-
omore at Polytech High.
Nettles Is the grandson of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Lewis. Ethel
Gardner, and Mr. and Mrs. Willie
FrIn'k Frazier, all of Port St. Joe.
Kenji attended elementary school
in Port St. Joe for a time in past

Country Western
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together for some country west-
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Double Ceremony at Bay

St. Joseph Care Center
Never stop dreaming was the dream for a better future, g
message to residents of Bay St. them vision to be part of
:iJoseph Care Center on the anni- write the history books for g
versary of Martin Luther King, nations. to come. He went on t(
Jr.'s birth. Carl White was the in- how God gave us the abili
vited guest speaker who recalled dream and someone once
the first time he saw and heard that a country without a futu
Dr. King speak in the 1960's at a country that will perish.
the University of Alabama. The staff and residents ol
Mr. White was a young black St. Joseph Care Center t
student at the time- when racial Carl White for sharing his
tensions were at their peak. He and his dream with them.
said he was expecting a giant of a After a short ceren
mar from all that he had heard of Charles Simmons, a fairly
this man, and was a little disap- resident at the care center,
pointed when Dr. King-a man of officially installed as Resi
small statuie-approached the Council President as his wife
podium..Buti like so many, he re- family proudly looked on.
alized you should Judge a man by A special thank you goe
the content of his heart, not by Rev. Otis Stallworth, also a
his stature. This is just as Dr. dent at the center for deliv,
King was trying to convey to the opening prayer for the evi
Americans that it is not the color Refreshments were serve
of a man's skin that we should be the sig of a ety nice
concerned 'wth, but What a man,
cncedrnd with, bt what a man Bay St. Joseph Care Center.
standsfor.,.e dt to o
Mr. White gave credit to our

older population for having the
wisdom to show our young people
the way-showing them how to

Shelie Hightower
95 Years Young
Shellie Hightower, of St. Joe.
Beach. will be celebrating her-
95th birthday Friday, February 9.
Mrs. Hightower lives with her'
.daughter and son-in-law. Anne,
'and Jewell Hamon.
Those wishing to send Mrs.
Hightower a card or note of con-
'gratulations miay address it to
7380 Alabama Avenue, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456.;

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DAR #826 Honors
Birth ofR. E. Lee
The United Daughters of the
Confederacy, Apalachicola Chap-
ter No. 826, met at the home of
Mrs. William Strang in Gulfaire
on January 25 to honor Robert E.
Lee's 189th birthday. They wel-
comed a new member, Jean
The distinguished speaker
was George Core who gave a very
interesting historical account of
Beacon Hill. He rendered a thor-
ough and chronological list of
dates and lot purchases, describ-
ing how Gulf County obtained ti-
tle of the lots west of Highway 98
and the Gulf. Names and history
of this land development were
further enhanced by three inter-
esting hand-out sheets. It was a
most enjoyable account of our lo-
cal history.
Guests of the chapter attend-
ing the meeting were Alice Core,
Joyce Falson, Carolyn. ,White, .
Jane Forster. Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Norton. Dr. Weathlngton,
Laura Moody, and Day McGee.
The next meeting will be April
25 to honor the Florida Confeder-
ate Memorial Day In Gulf and
Franklin counties.

Thanks To All:
We would like to thank all of
you who helped to make Irene
Brown's time here during her ill-.
ness more bearable. Thanks for
.ihe' 'visits.' care:'"cards, flowers,-
food and especially your prayers.
May God forever bless you. ,
Clotel Washington and the
family of the late Irene Brown

With Gratitude
The family of the late Martha
Ella Dixon Burns wishes to thank
you for your love and kindness
shown during our bereavement.
May God bless and keep you.
Jarred Burns, Jr. and Family
The Register Family
The Williams Family

Final Plans
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Rich of
Port St. Joe have announced the
final plans for the marriage of
their daughter, Tina Marie Rich,
to David James Whitfield, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Larry G. Whitfleld of
St. Joe Beach.
Tina is the granddaughter of
the late Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Rich
of Port St. Joe, and the late Mr.
and Mrs. C. J. Griffin of Thomas-
ville, Georgia.
David is the grandson of the
late Mr. and Mrs. George Goetz of
Wtortzburg, Germany, the late Mr.
and Mrs. Monroe Whitfield, and
the late Mr. and Mrs. Morgan.
The couple will be united in
holy matrimony on Saturday,
February 3 in a private family

Stephanie Elaine Bennett and
John Robertson Arnold, III are
pleased to announce their en-
gagement and forthcoming mar-
riage. The ceremony will be held
at 5:00 p.m. on March 2, at the
First United Methodist Church in
Jesup. Georgia.
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Mr. & Mrs. Larry Bennett

Betty M. Wood-Terrill E. Wilfong


Mr. and Mrs. Henry Butts of
Port St. Joe announce the en-
gagement and approaching mar-
riage of their daughter. Betty M.
Wood to Terrill E. Wilfong, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Harley Wilfong of
Festus, Missouri.
The wedding will be ah event
of March 2nd, 5:00 p.m. at High-
lands Presbyterian Church in
Stone Mountain. Georgia...
All family and friends are in-
vited to the wedding and recep-

and Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Thornton
of Jesup, Georgia. She is the
granddaughter of Oralee Bell and
the late Darwin Bell and Ruby
Bennett and the late Elmer E.
:Bennett, all of Jesup. Stephanie
is a 1992. graduate of Wayne
County High School and is pres-
ently employed by the Kiwi Res-
The bridegroom-elect is' the
son of Mr. & Mrs. Mike Purvis of
Jesup and Mr. & Mrs. John R.
Arnold of Jacksonville. He is the
grandson of Mr. & Mrs. Charles
R. Wall of Port St. Joe: Robert is a
1993 graduate of Wayne County
High School. He attended South-
ern College of Technology and is
presently enrolled-.in the Electri-.
cal Apprentice Program and em-
ployed by Inman Industrial Elec-
tric, Inc.
'Al friends and relatives are
invited. No local invitations will
be sent.

Thank You
'We appreciate the food, flow-
ers and friends that helped us
through a very trying time-the
passing of husband and father,
Hozie R. Barfleld. A very special
thank you to Ms. Loulse Krlsher,
the- Mexico .Beach Police Depart-
ment, the Gulf County Ambw-
lance crew, and the Parker Realty
office staff.
Mohea, Joble,
and Marvin Barield


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The Port St Joe Unit of the
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"Relay For Life" for the next sever-
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All walkers and runners in-
terested in being a part of the
'event, please contact a member of
the American Cancer Society.
Plans are to have a fun time
wh ile helping to fight dreaded dis-
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Leland Ray
Celebrates 7th
Leland Ray will be celebrating
his seventh birthday' this week-
end with a party at'his home.
Leiand is the son of Terry and
Lori Otwell and the grandson of
Al and Donna Ray.

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Need A Job? Need To Hire Employees? Check Job Fair Out!

The Florika Jobs and Benefits
Center, in partnership, with Ha-
ney Technical Center and the
Marriott's Bay Point Resort is
sponsoring two upcoming job
fairs to enable employers and job
seekers to network together in a
single location to meet their em-
ployment needs. Employers bene-
fit by having the opportunity to
meet, interview, and even select
potential employees from a broad
cross section of job seekers rang-
ing from young people looking for
their first job to professionals
with years of experience. Job
seekers benefit by having freedom
to network with numerous em-
ployers about employment oppor-

tunities from the same location in
a short period of time.
The first job fair is the annual
Bay County Job Fair scheduled
for February 16 from 8 a.m. to 2
p.m. Hosted each year by Haney
Technical Center, this job fair is
open to employers and job seek-
ers alike, without charge.
One week following the Bay
County Job Fair is the annual
Beach Job Fair on February 23
from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hosted
each year by Marriott's Bay Point
Resort, the Beach Job Fair will be
held in the Marriott's St. Andrews
Ballroom and although it is pri-
marily designed to assist beach
employers in obtaining the staff

they need for the new season, it's
also open to all employers and job
seekers alike.
Sponsored each year by the_
Florida Jobs arid Benefits Center,
WJHG-TV NewsChannel 7, the
Bay County Chamber of Com-
merce, Haney Technical Center,
and the Marriott's Bay Point Re-
sort, the job fairs have proven
successful in the past in helping
employers and job seekers meet
their employment needs.,
Last year the two job fairs
combined had over 58 employers
participating and they listed over
109 job orders that represented,
in excess of 500 vacancies. Over
760 job seekers attended the lob

C.;- -. I m .aan
SPort St. Joe Elementary School's 1996 Science Fair winners shown in the photo above are,
kneeling, from left, Ashley Bryan, Maclain Howse, and Lisa Curry. Standing in back, (left to right)
are: Chad Haddock. George Borden, (alternate) Josh Smith, Josh Carter, and Rob Dykes.

PSJ Elementary Science Fair Winners.

Port St. Joe Elementary Josh Smith, "3-Way Switch";
School proudly announces the and
names of its sixth grade students George, Borden, "Steam Tur-
ad their projects for the 1995-96 G bines".
local science fair of January 25th. ,es
The project winners and their at These students are eligible to
he project winners and their attend the Chipola Regional Sci-
areas of study are as follows: enice and Engineering Fair at the
* Ashley Bryan, "Electric Cir- Johnson Health Center in Mari-
cults"; anna on February 28, 29, and
* Josh Carter, "Electromagnets"; March 1.
*; Lisa Curry. "Centripetal Force": Port St. Joe Elementary also
' Chad Haddqpk, C."Gr aity_";. ,, ..expresses-ts, appreciation to the
., Rob Dykes. "ArtesianAqulfers"; science department of Gulf Coast
SMacln H e, h S Community College for providing
Malain owse, "Depth Sound- judges for the local elementary

Wakulla Springs Hosts

Fun Fair February 11

The public is invited to a Fab-
ulous February Fun Fair at Wa-
kulla Springs State Park, Sunday.

Project Graduation
'g96Is Searching For
SWomanless" Charm
Hey guys,' Project Graduation'
needs your help again this year to
put on the Womanless Beauty Pa-
geant that will be held on March
30 at 6:30 p.m.
If you would like to partici-.
pate. please let them know by
February 15. Call 227-1574 after
3:00 p.m. for more details.

Project Grad '96
Meeting Tuesday
PSJHS Project Graduation
|) 1996 will be holding a meeting at
Port St. Joe High School on Tues-
day, February 6. The gathering
will begin at 6:30 p.m., eastern
All parents are urged to at-
tend this important planning ses-

For the deal of your life,
see me!!

February 11, from noon until six
p.m. Come sit by the fire, sip a
glass of apple cider, and listen to
..park staff and volunteers enter-
'tain you with Indian lore, a his-
toric timeline, presented in cos-
.tume, and live music throughout
the day,.
Take a guided walk on a park
trail. Learn of previous Wakulla
Springs inhabitants through ar-
chaeological demonstrations, and
The Fabulous February Fun
Fair, sponsored by Friends of Wa-
kulla Springs State Park, Incorpo-
rated, is a kick-off event for the
organization's membership drive.
Park admission on the day of
the Fun Fair is free. The purpose
of Friends of Wakulla 'Springs
State Park, Incorporated is to pro-,
vide volunteer support to the
park through education 're-
search, beautification and main-
tenance projects.
Learn about Friends of Wa-
kulla Springs State Park, Incorpo-
rated by 'visiting a series of
booths highlighting park projects
for 1996. Participants who join
the organization at the event will
receive a free tour boat ride on
the day of the fair.
SFor more information, con-
tact Sandra A. Cook, Park man-
ager, at (904) 922-3632.

science fair.

Early Childhood

Conference Set
Early Childhood Services,
Inc. (ECS) and Bay District
Schools are hosting a collabora-
tive conference to benefit early
childhood educators and teach-
ers. This 'annual- event will -be
held February 24 from 7:30 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m. on the campus of,
:Gulf Coast Community College.
This year's theme, Goal One. ..
Together Everyone Accomplishes
More, creates the acronym GO
Keynote speaker Dr. Pam
SPhelps continues to make strides
for early childhood issues. She is
rapidly approaching her fourth
decade as advocate, trainer, re-
searcher, and educator for early
childhood. She owns and directs
The Creative Preschool and addi-
tionally, is the Vice-Presldent of
The Creative Center forl Child-
hood Research and Training in
Tallahassee. Dr. Phelps is recog-
nized and honored at local, state
and national levels for her active
role on behalf of young children.
Morning and afternoon ses-
sios of the conference are high-
lighted by John Paul Walters. Mr.
Walters will entertain this audi-
ence with his award winning col-
lection of songs with themes that
range from self-esteem, ecology,
to social responsibility. He per-
forms regularly on college cam-
puses and independent schools
throughout the United States. He
has toured with Kenny Rogers
Sand Mary Chapin-Carpenter, to
name a few. Conference partici-
'pants are sure to glean inspira-
tion from Mr. Walters' easy rap-
port and the interactive
Pre-registration must be
made by February 10 at a cost of
$25. Late registrations may be ac-
cepted after February 10 at a cost
of $35.
For more information about
the conference please call Early
Childhood Services at (904) 872-

By Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist

Sales Representative

(904) 785-5221
2251 W. 23rd St.

Walking has replaced swimming
as the favorite form of exercise, ac-
cording to a national sunrey. About
65 million Americans walk for exer-
cise several times a week. Some have
substituted walking for more strenu-
ous exercise, like jogging. Some are
former couch potatoes who have tak-
en to walking for weight control or
other health benefits. Walking regu-
larly, even at a moderate pace, can be
beneficial, Older people and those
who have been inactive should get a
complete health checkup before start-
ing a vigorous walking program.
Walking has certain advantages
over other forms of exercise. It's free,

you can do It .. "
whenever you are
ready, and it
doesn't require any i
special equipment
other than appro- A
private shoes. They should fit comfort-
ably and provide adequate support,
cushioning and flexibility.
Some may pass up walking be-
cause of foot problems. If this is the
case, see your podiatrist.
Presented in the interest
of better foot care by:
(904) 670-8999

fairs and of those who attended,
more than 175 of them were ei-
ther offered jobs on the spot or of-
:fered jobs shortly after the job
Although the exact number of
employer participants is still
pending at this time, over 200
employers have been invited to
participate, but any employer
who has vacancies they intend to

PSJHS Parents

to Learn About

"Block" Monday
.A change in scheduling at
Port St. Joe High School is being
contemplated for the 1996-97
school year which would change
the way classes are offered. Being
proposed is a switch to a "block
-schedule" with four 90 minute
classes offered each day per
: A student would receive full
credit for the class, i.e. English I.
Algebra I, etc. during the semes-
ter, and would register for four*
additional classes in the spring.
Currently the school offers six 50
minute class periods. A switch to
the "block" would allow students
to earn.eight credits per year, as
opposed to six currently being
In order to give parents an
opportunity to learn more about
the proposal. Principal Wes Taylor
will be conducting a parent forum
,in the media center on, Monday
evening, Feb. 5, at 7:00.
All parents of Port St. Joe
High School students are encour-
aged to attend and gain a better
understanding of the proposed
block schedule.


Board Member
The Apalachee Regional Plan-
ning Council is seeking a,Gulf
County resident who is active in
the county and is interested in
Improving the transportation sys-
tem, Gulf County Transportation,
to serve on the local transporta-
tion disadvantaged coordinating
If you are interested in serv-
ing a term on the board, contact
Vanita Anderson, TD Program Co-
ordinator. Apalachee Regional
Planning Council. 134 East Cen-
tral Avenue. Blountstown. Florida
3224 or.call (904) 674-457-1 ...-
-The deadline for applying is
Friday, February 9.

fill are extended Invitations ,to
participate in either or bothof the
job fairs. Space is limited so em-
ployers .are encouraged to reserve
space now by contacting John
Herndon or Ken Wilson at the
Florida Jobs and Benefits Center
at (904) 872-4340, extensions
131 or 121. They will be happy to
provide you with all the details,
answer your questions, and re-
serve your space. When calling,
be prepared to discuss your job
openings, qualifications needed,
salaries, and any special equip-
ment or support you may need to
participate. If you prefer, simply
fax your requests or information
to (904) 872-7765 or request a.
trained job placement profession-


al visit your business to work out
the details.
If you are unemployed or un-
deremployed and are seeking em-
ployment, this is an excellent op-
portunity to network with many
of the area's employers, tolearn of
employment opportunities, com-
plete employment applications,
obtain interviews, and possibly
obtain a job on the spot! Job
seekers are encouraged to come
prepared to go to work and
should bring with them their re-
sumes, job histories, references,
transcripts, certifications, licens-
es, etc., and any other documen-
tation that certifies their knowl-
edge. skills, abilities, and experi-
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Carbon Monoxide Warning Is

Issued by Poison Control Center

It's colorless, odorless, and it
can kill. That's the message from
the Florida Poison Information
Center in Jacksonville, alerting
citizens to the dangers of carbon
monoxide poisoning that kills
nearly 4,000 people every year. A
majority of accidental deaths oc-
cur because of improperly vented
gas appliances, and car exhaust
systems, gas-furnaces, ovens and
ranges, and space heaters, which
are not working properly. All can

symptoms of carbon monoxide
poisoning for common complaints
for colds and flu," says Dr. Jay
Schauben, director. "These symp-
toms-drowsiness, dizziness,
blurred vision and headaches-
may indicate the presence of car-
bon monoxide fumes. Since car-
bon monoxide can't be seen or
smelled, symptoms are often the
only indication of this potentially
deadly gas," alerts Dr. Schauben.

give off carbon monoxide fumes. The poison information cen-
Space heaters alone cause ap- ter wants everyone to be aware of
proximately 170 deaths each early carbon monoxide poisoning
year. symptoms so they can act to save
"People often mistake early themselves before they become

Troy State Tyndall

On January 15, 1991, a
branch campus of Troy State Uni-
versity was -opened at Tyndall Air
Force Base. Initially staffed by
one person, Theresa Antwoith,
Troy State offered Master of Sci-
ence degrees ih Management and
International Relations along with
a Bachelor of Science degree in
Business Administration with a
major in Management..The Mas-
ter of Science degree in Counsel-
ing and Human Development was
added the following quarter, and
the program at Tyndall quickly
gained popularity among the
adult working population in the
Panhandle area.
In spring of 1995, Master of
Science degrees in. Human Re-
sources management. and. Public
Administration, as well as a bach-
elor degree in Psychology were in-
troduced at Tyndall. Currently,
Troy State at Tyndall is staffed
with three personnel who provide,
a wide range of student services
to include: advising, registration,
financial aid, VA benefits, book
sales, and fee collection.
Today, approximately 250
students enroll each quarter at
Tyndall to take courses at Troy
State University in the Florida Re-
gion. The Florida Region consists
of branch campuses at Fort Wal-
ton, Eglin. Hurlburt. Orlando.
Pensacola, MacDill, Tyndall.:
Whiting Field, and Key West.
'Courses are scheduled at
each. campus'-.on, weekends-'and
weekdays-on-a quarterly basis. (.10
week period). The weekend for-
nrat. consisting of classes on two
non-consecutive weekends, gives :
the adult student an opportunity,
to pursue higher education while'"
continuing to maintain full-time
Troy State University Florida:
Region's focus is to offer flexible
scheduling that meets the needs
of all students with a strong em-

Scholarship Offer To
Prospective Teachers
Delta Epsilon Chapter of the
Delta Kappa Gamma Society In-
ternational, an honorary society
for outstanding women educa-
tors, will award a $500 scholar-
ship to a student from Bay, Gulf,
or Calhoun County who is plan-
ning to enter the teaching profes-
sion. .
Information about the schol-
arship has been sent to. high
school guidance counselors in the
three counties.
Applications should be re-
turned by March 29 to be consid-

L Growing
phasis on the working student.
Troy State University has be-
come a vital part of higher educa-
tion in the Panhandle area. As
the local community's awareness
of Troy State University Florida
Region heightens, the number of
students continues to increase at
The key, thus far, to Troy
State University's success at Tyn-
dall Air Force Base has been their
commitment to offer a program
that is tailor-made to fit the
needs of adult working students.

Wewa Srs. Will
Sell BBQ Plates
The Wewahitchka Senior Citi-

zens will be selling those deli-
cious 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 Wewahltchka 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.

Every quaint seafood
town has one, that little
waterfront restaurant
specializing in the best
variety of local seafood.
The Boss Oyster on
Water Street in
Apalachicola is one of
those restaurants. Well
known for its delicious
oysters 15 different ways,
its steamed blue crabs 3
different ways, its home
smoked bar-b-que,
Godzilla size shrimp and
chargrilled steaks and
burgers. A must to visit
.while in this area. Enjoy
the view 'on our enclosed
heated patio deck. Stop
by and see why we call
this delightful little
restaurant THE BOSS.

too drowsy or lose consciousness
entirely. Because carbon monox-
ide can cause damage to the
brain and heart, Dr. Schauben
strongly recommends calling the
poison center even if symptoms
seem to go away.
In order to prevent future
problems, the poison center a:d-
vises consumers to be aware of
and observe the following safety
tips to avoid potential dangers of
carbon monoxide poisoning:
Sources of carbon monoxide
Smoke inhalation in fires
Exhaust from automobiles.
Children or animals can become
exposed to carbon monoxide
fumes from exhaust, when riding
in the back of a truck.
Inappropriate use of charcoal
*Wood, kerosene or gas stoves
for heating.
Cigarette smoking
Vented Space Heaters: Know
The Facts
Never use a vented-type heat-
er without proper venting and
flue (chimney).
Follow manufacturer's recom-
mendations for the proper size.
heater and for its installation,:
maintenance and use. Have it
professionally installed, If possi-
SHave your heater installation
checked by the local fire marshal,
building inspector, or gas compa-
ny before lighting.
Never use a heater that is in
disrepair..Always keep your heat-
er in proper operating condition.
Turn off the heater if the
burner flame looks strange, i.e..
yellow flames, unsteady flames,

or smoky flames.
Make sure the venting system
is open, a blocked vent can cause
your space heater to exhaust car-
bon monoxide into your living
Never sleep in a room where a
gas heater is burning.
Do not operate a gas heater in
a completely "tight" room. The
heater needs a source of fresh air
to operate safely and efficiently. A
window should be opened at least
a small amount.
If you experience an expo-
sure, the poison center recom-
mends having the fire department
or local utility company assist in
checking home appliances and
measuring carbon monoxide lev-
els. If an exposure does occur.
the source must be turned off'
and the area evacuated until it
can be cleared of a leak.
Carbon monoxide detectors
are very helpful in homes with a
potential source of carbon mon-
oxide. These detectors are very
accurate, should a detector
"sound off," DO NOT assume the
batteries or the detector are
faulty, evacuate the area immedi-
ately and have your home
,checked for carbon monoxide po- ,
soning. Call the Florida Poison In-
formation Center at 1-800-282-
3171 for additional information
or treatment of an exposure.
The Florida Poison Informa-
tion Center is a cooperative effort
between the University of Florida
College of Pharmacy, University
Medical Center, the University of.
Florida Health Science Center in
Jacksonville, and the State of
Florida, Department of Health
arid' Rehabilitative Services, Chil-
dren's Medical Services.

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Your Number
Are you a resident of St. Joe
Beach, Beacon Hill, or Mexico
Beach and your home is not
properly identified with four inch
numbers necessary for emergen-
cy, mail, UPS, Federal Express, or
other persons to locate you?
If the answer is yes, the
Beaches Lions Club will solve this
problem for you. For more infor-
mation, call Ruth or Bob at 647-

Red Snapper
Fishery Season
The commercial red snapper
fishery will reopen at 12:01 a.m.
on .February 1 under the same
trip limits used in 1995. During
1995 up to 2,000 pounds were al-
lowed for permitted vessels with
endorsements, and 200 pounds
for other permitted reef fish ves-
The size limit' will remain at
15" minimum.. The commercial
red snapper fishery will remain
open until midnight on February


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Church Youth Groups
Forming in Overstreet
The Champions for Christ
youth groups are now. being
formed at Overstreet Bible
Church on Highway 386 in Over-
street adjacent to the bridge.
Grades four-six will 'meet on
Wednesday at 6:00 p.m., central
time,,. and grades seven-12 will
meet on Fridays at 6:30 p.m.,
central time.
Orientation nights for the
groups will be held on Wednesday
and Friday, February :14th and
16th.' Refreshments will be
Activities of the groups will
include sporting events, outings,
camping, day trips and Bible cen-
ter lessons.
Rides will be provided, if
needed. For more Information call
Pastor LaBonte at 648-5912.


I Obit aries. *

Edward D. Hill
Edward D. Hill departed this
life on Saturday, January 27, at
Gulf Pines Hospital. He was born
April 7, 1961 in Port St. Joe to
Colorado Hill Jones and the late
Napoleon Hill. He was baptized at
an early age in the Baptist faith.
He was united in marriage to
Barbara Gainer in 1982. In this.
union two children were born: He
was employed with Carriage Es-
tates until his death. He was a
very kind and loving man and a
dear friend to many.
He leaves to mourn a devoted
wife, Barbara Gainer Hill; a
daughter, Carmen Shane Hill; a
son, Trubias Dontrez Hill; his
mother, Colorado Hill Jones; two
sisters, Linda Jean Griffin and
Brenda Vanessa Hill; one brother,
Napoleon Gwen Hill, and a grand-
mother, Carrie Bailey.
He also leaves behind his
mother-in-law, Annie Nickson,
his father-in-law, Mansfield Gain-
er; a grandmother-in-law, Essie
Mae Gainer; a sister-in-law, Re-
nece Pierce; two brothers-in-law,
Mitchell and JeTfery Gainer;, three
aunts, Christine Colvin, Betty
Martin, and Evelyn Underwood;
one uncle, Willie Jones; seven

aunts-in-law, five uncles-in-law;
two great-aunts; two great-
uncles; eight nieces; eight neph-.
ews; one great-nephew, Tiquan;
one great-niece, Anissa, and a
host of very close cousins; two
god-brothers, Darrell and Donald
Eugene Dawson; three god-
sisters, Delores, Valera, and Hel-
en; two god-sons, Eric Terrell and
Jaylen Gant; and a host of special
The funeral service will be
held at 1:00 p.m., E.S.T., Friday,
February 2 at Zion Fair Baptist
Church. The service will be con-
ducted by Elder Donald Nickson.
Interment will follow in Forest Hill
All services are under the di-
rection of Comforter Funeral

Robert W. Barefield
Robert W. "Bobby" Barefield,
age 60, of Howard's Creek, died
Sunday morning, January 28 at
his residence. Mr. Barefield was
born in Panama City and moved
to Howard's Creek sixcand a half
years ago. He was employed by
Surber Brothers as a brick mason
and was Methodist byj faith. Mr.
Barefleld served in the U. S. Army

IN RE: The Estate of
: Probate Division
Deceased. :
administration of the Estate' of REGINIA 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 Stret 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'sattorney s 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 copy of this Notice of Administration has been
mailed are required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS
OF THIS NOTICE, to file any objections they may
have ihat challenges the validity or accuracy of the
inventory of this estate which has been filed in the
Sabove-captoned case, the qualifications of the
personal representative, the Petition for
Administration, Letters of Administration, or any
other matters relating to this Estate, or the venue
or jurisdiction of the court.
.Date of first publicationn of this Notice of
Administration is January 25. 1996
As Personal Representative ofthe
William R. Waters. Esquire
Fla. Bar No: 007 1060
william W. Corry, Esquire
Fla. Bar No.: 167791
Skelding, Labasky Cony, Eastman,
Hauser & Jolly, PA
Post Office Box 669
Tallahassee, Florida 32302
(904) 222-3730
2tc. January 25 & February 1. 1996.

IN RE: The Estate of
Probate Division
administration of the Estate of ADAM RAY
SANDERS MILLS, deceased. Gulf County Probate
Division, Case No. 96-5-CP 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 ADAM RAY
SANDERS MILLS. is Eva Mills, whose address is
87 Lee Road 438, Smiths, AL 36877. 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
aent or attorney, and the amount claimed If the
cairm is not yet due the date when It will become
due shall be stated. If the claim Is contingent or
unliquidated, the natuf of the uncertainty shall
, be stated. If the claim is secured, the security shall
.be described. The claimant shall deliver sufficient
copies of the claim to the clerk to enable the clerk
to mail one copy to the personal representative.
All personsnierested m the estate to whorm
a copy o this Notice of Adtraristuanon has been
mailed are required. WITHIN THREE MONTHS.
OF THIS NOTICE, to fl] ani obecors yjerr.a
have -aTLhalengea the vldiitv or accuracy oT..e
inentory of this esatLe which has been filed in the'
abovecaptiorned case. the qualifiations 'of Uie
personal representative. the Petiuon lor
AdmminLtraron. Letters of Adn-inrusrtuon. or any
other matters relating to thi- Estte, or the venue
or jurisdicton ol the court
Date of firstpublication of this Notice of
Administration is February 1, 1996.
As Personal Representauve of the
William R. Waters. Esquire
Fla. Bar No.: 0071080
William W. Cony. Esquire
Fla Bar No' 167791
Skelding, Labasky, Corry Eastman;
Hauser.& Jolly. P.A.
Post Offce Box 669
STallahassee,. Florida 32302
(904) 222-3730
2tc. February 1 and 8. 1996.

and was a member of the Ameri-
can Legion Post #66.
Mr. Barefleld is survived by
his.. wife, Juanita E. "Boots" Bare-
field of Howard's Creek; mother-
in-law, Grace A. Williams; two
daughters, Judy Poston and hus-
band, John of Panama City and
Martha Folsom and husband,
Clifton of Tallahassee; one sister,
Iva Lee Schreiner ofFort Walton
Beach; two grandsons and three

granddaughters. -
Funeral services for Mr. Bare-
field were conducted on Wednes-
day, January 31 at 1:00 p.m. in
the Southerland Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Charles Key offi-
ciating. Interment followed in
Greenwood Cemetery.:
The following gentlemen
served as pall bearers: Clifton
Folsom, John Poston, Don Sim-
mons, Gene ,White, Rutherford
Lee Surber and Muriel Surber.
All arrangements were under,
the direction of Southerland Fu-
neral Home of Panama City.

Cleo Scott Gunn
Cleo Scott Gunn of Port St.
Joe, passed away Monday, Janu-
ary 22 in Bay Medical Center fol-
lowing an extended illness. A na-
*tive of:Apalachicola, she was. a
graduate of Chapman .High
School and attended Norman Jr.
College in Norman Park, Georgia.
She had been a resident here
since i1940 when. she and her
husband, the late E. F. Gunn
moved here. They operated the E.
F. Gunn Construction Co. She
was a member of First Baptist
Church and was a charter mem-
berof the St. Joseph Bay Country
Club. Besides her husband, she
was' preceded. in death by her-
daughter, Ermna Fran Gunn.
Survivors include two grand-i
children. Franklin C. Wimberly of
Irvine, California. and Stephen
-Scott Gunn of Panama City
Beach;, two sisters, Erma S. Creel
of Port St. Joe, and Juanita Stur-
man'of Odessa, Texas: two broth-
ers, Fred Scott of Panamna City
and Jerry Scott of Tallahassee; a
brother-in-law, Ollie Gunn of Ap-
alachicola;' a sister-in-law, Marjo-
rie Nell Scott of Apalachicola; and
several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be
held at 11:00 a.m., E.S.T., Thurs-
day, February 1, at First Baptist
Church. The service will be con-
ducted by the Rev. Gary Smith
and the' Rev. Don Hodges. Inter-
ment will follow in the family plot
in Magnolia Cemetery, Apalachi-
Serving as active pallbearers
are: Higdon Swatts. Randy Phil-
Ups. Ji.my Cpstin. and John Na-,
toll. Honorary pallbearers will be
the Deacons of First Baptist
Church. She will lie in state at
the Comforter Funeral Home from
6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednes-
All services are under the di-
rection of Comforter Funeral

Archie Kemp
Archie Kemp. 73. of Wewa-
hitchka, passed away Friday
morning, January 26,: in Bay
Medical Center, following an ex-
tended illness. He- was a native
and life-long resident of Wewa-
hitchka and was retired from the
State of Florida.
Survivors include his wife, Vi-
ola Kemp; his children. Phillip
Kemp, Phoebe Butler. Minnie
Sapp, Tina Price, and Rebecca
Ward; his grandchildren. Blake
Butler, Logan Butler. Jonathon
-Sapp, Joshua Sapp. Hall Price,
Baylen Price, and Shelby Wood;

a '

Tara Millis, a 1995 graduate of Port St, Joe High School is
shown in the photo above at work with the Coast Guard off the
coast of Oregon. "

County Court Small

Claims Seminar Plans

SSmall Claims Court is the
popular name for one division of
your County Court. It is the com-
mon term used to describe a pro-
cedure which simplifies the legal
process in civil disputes involving
relatively small amounts of mon-
ey. Its basic goal.is to enable an
individual or'business to resolve

and his brothers and sisters, Al-
len: Kemp, Alva Kemp, Myrtle
Brown, and Willie Estridge.
The funeral service was held
at 2:00 p.m., C.S.T., Sunday,
January 28, graveside, at Kemp
Cemetery, conducted by Dallas
Presley. Interment followed.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funer-
al Home, Wewahitchka Branch

Mary R. Melvin
Mary Rebecca Melvin, 61, of
Wewahitchka, passed away
Thursday, January 25 at her
home. She was a native of
Holmes County and had been 'a
resident of Wewahitchka for the
past 25years. She was, a member
of The Lighthouse Church.
Survivors include her chil-
dren, David Settles .of Louisiana,
,,Shirley Hones of Wewahitchka,
June Whitfleld of Wewahitchka,
Sherry Ann Melvin of Pensacola,
Murray Melvin of Virginia, and
Sheila Montgomery of Pensacola;
23 grandchildren;: five sisters, Eu-
nice Carmley of Pensacola, Ruth
SMaloy of Chattahoochee, Bernice
Hall of DeFuniak Springs, Lucille
Nichols of Sneads, and Jennie
Lou Hilton of Tennessee: and
.three brothers, Walter E. Kirk-
land of Marianna, Eugene Kirk-
land, and Kenneth Kirkland of
DeFuniak Springs.
The funeral service was'held
at 2:00 p.m., C.S.T., Saturday,
January 27, graveside, at Cypress
Creek Cemetery, conducted by
Rev. Lonnie Cunningham. Inter-
ment followed.
'All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funer-
al. Home, Wewahitchka Branch

issues without going through for-
mal, complex litigation.
Gulf County Judge Bob
Moore has scheduled a Small
Claims Seminar for Friday, Feb-
ruary 9 from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30
p.m. (ET) in the courtroom at the
Gulf County Courthouse. Individ-
uals and businesses who have
claims or anticipate potential
claims will find this seminar to be
very helpful.
The purpose of the seminar is
to familiarize participants with
'the requirements for filing a
claim, presenting the merits of
their claim and reducing their
claim to a Final Judgment. Infor-
mation will be provided by the
Gulf County Clerk's Office de-
scribing. its services. Guidance
will be given by experienced attor-
neys on how to successfully pros-
ecute or defend a claim.
Finally, steps to be taken
once a Final Judgment is ob-
tained will be reviewed. Partici-
pants will receive various materi-
als for their use and will have an
opportunity to ask questions.

First Union Expands Its

Investment Product Line
Carol Dixon Licensed To
Sell Annuity Products
As First Union. continues to
expand its capital management
services and to provide customers
with additional investment choic-
es, the company is licensing more
than 1,500 existing investment
sales specialists for the sale of
annuity products. First Union is
endeavoring to develop one of the
largest annuity sales forces in the
banking industry.
Annuities are investment
contracts that provide a future
stream of payments, with taxes
deferred until the investment pay-
outs are made. Annuity licenses
are an additional tool for First
Union's sales force currently
holding Series 6 licenses for the
sale of mutual funds. ..
Carol Dixon, Assistant
Branch manager of the Port St.
Joe office was licensed on Decem-
ber 2 to sell annuities.
Dixon Is head of investments
and has been with the bank since
1972. She is married to Tommy
Dixon and they have two sons,
Matt and Jeremy.

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Caroline's (formerly the Riverfront Restaurant) at the Rainbow Inn & Marina in
Apalachicola is pleased to announce our exciting New Dinner Menu featuring
international seafood items and rubbed, chargrilled steaks. In addition we will
feature Maestros Canvas, a unique combination of entrees selected weekly for
your dining pleasure, offered Friday evening through Thursday Evening.
February is the month of Romance and 1996 is Leap Year.
Join us at Caroline's for a special Sweetheart Candlelight
Dinner for Two Every Night of February, 1996
All Dinners Include Tomato & Artichoke Hearts Salad

Choice of A Cup of Savory Seafood Gumbo or
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail for Two or
Twin Petite Homemade Crab Cakes Over Lobster Sauce

Choice of Filet Mignon Chargrilled to Order & accompanied by
Jumbo Stuffed Shrimp or
Fresh Grouper Sauteed with Wild Mushrooms &
Richard's roasted garlic creamed sauce or
Fresh Snapper sauteed with a light herb crust & topped with
roasted tomatoes and a light cream sauce
and Poached Pears for Dessert
For Two $34.95

SENIOR SPECIAL FOR TWO: Fresh Grouper and Jumbo Gulf Shrimp, pan roasted
with ginger and garlic marinade. Served with sesame 1 9
chinese noodles& fresh vegetable garnish. For Two 9 59
Baked stuffed pork chops, yams, fresh vegetables, dessert $6.95

Join us at the Roseate Spoonbill Lounge 3 p.m. till 1 2
midnight daily. Happy Hour 5-7 p.m. and every
Wednesday is Seafood Night with colossal shrimp, fresh
oysters, dungeness crab claws. And for the month of
Romance Connie & Angela will be featuring a
Sweetheart selection of Romantic Drinks of the Color
Pink PS. Thank you for the wonderful birthday bash.

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Gators Drop Two; Go On

To Face Freeport Friday

The Wewahitchka Gators lost
to the Apalachicola Sharks Friday
of last week at the foul line. The
Gators made only four of their
free throws while the Sharks were
sinking 21 out of 41 attempts to
take a 76-61 win. Two of the Ga-
tors big guns. Gus Russ and An-
drew Williams, fouled out during
the game. The two teams had the
same number of field goals fall for
.- them--27-eah... ,-,---. -. -
The Odtdok forced 18 turno-
vers in the hard-played game, but
committed'. 28 fouls, giving the
Sharks 41 opportunities from the
free throw line.
The Gators had three men
scoring In double figures, led by
Gus Russ and his 22 points be-
fore fouls sat him down for the re-
mainder of the game. Cecil Jack-
son added 13 and Luke Taunton
tossed in I1.
The Gators led 34-30 at the
half way mark.
Score by Quarters:
Apalach 17 13 19 27-76
Wewa 19 15 10 17-61

APALACH-Croom 1-4-6.
Sanders 6-3-15, White 2-1-5, Key
6-4-17, Kellogg 5-6-16, Miller 6-
3-15, Daniels 1-0-2.
WEWA-Williams 2-2-6,
C.Jackson 6-1-13, Russ 10-1-22.
Taunton 5-0-11, J.Jackson 3-0-7,
Hill 1-0-2.
The Wewahltchka Gators
were playing with their right hand
Uled, hird.ltheir.cack Tuesday
night against Grand Ridge,' with
leading scorer and rebounder An-
drew Williams sitting on the
bench. The Gators made a game
of it, despite their handicap and
lost when a shot attempt in the fi-
nal second of the game failed to
The Indians broke the 51-51
tie when they scored with only
two seconds remaining. The Ga-
tors tried to get the ball through
the nets in that final two seconds
but it Just wouldn't go.
Luke Taunton had the hot
hand for the Gators Tuesday,
with his four 3-pointers. Gus
Russ punched in 12 points and

Indian Pass Marine
178 Hwy. C 30 227-1666 Port St. Joe
Simmons Bayou across from Pic's

Authorized Johnson Dealer
OMC Systematched
Parts & Accessories
Call Ken t

'RefishWi'N0 tf

will be this Saturday, February 3
f8:30 a.m. to 1:30nr at the Port St. Joe .
Fire Dept. Meeting Room on Williams Avenue.

Pf/l-Coach Pitclh-P/itchna Machine-"Live"

Player Pitchiag We've oet itf //!

WS FLtASH! Tryouts f a.

7-?jh-sd- anf first-time players

ith the Port St. Joe League will be b.ld

;aturday, February 10 beginninga:t 10

a.m. SHARP!

Sharks Blow Out Tornadoes 104-I62'Ii

Sharks Blow Out Tornadoes 104-62-

PSJ 104, BAY 62
The Sharks have been on a
tear ever since their two losses
two weeks ago. They tamed the
Tornadoes in Panama City Tues-
day night with their second cen-
tury mark performance within a
week. They were sort of tornadoes
themselves as they blew Bay out
of the gym with a 104-62 drub-
The Sharks jumped-or, rath-
er, ran-off to a 24-8 lead in the
first quarter and the Tornadoes
lust couldn't cnro after thai The

lead at the rest stop.
The Sharks used their
swarming style of play to place
six men in double figures Tues-
day night, with All-State Des Bax-
ter leading the pack with his 19
points. Chad Quinn tossed in 16,
while both Barry Adkison and
Cameron Likely added 12, 'Jer-
maine Larry netted 11 and Doyle
Crosby tossed in 10.
Baxter had three 3-pointers:
Adklson two, Larry, Likely. Jen-
kins and Ward each had one.

The Sharks will host the Ha-
vana Gladiators Friday night, in
an attempt to avenge one of their
two losses on the season. The
game Friday will also decide who
takes the lead in the district
which presently has the Gladia-
tors in first place. A win by the
Sharks will elevate them into the
top spot.
Saturday the Sharks travel to
Apalachlcola and Tuesday eve-
ning they visit Mosley in Panama

PSJ 24 30 29 21-104
Bay High 8 17 14 23--62
PSJ-Lany 5-0-11, Likely 4-
3-12. Jenkins 3-1-8, Adkison 5-
0-12, Daniels 2-0-4, Quinn 8-0-
16, Williams 0-0-0, Baxter 7-2-
19. Ward 2-0-5. Pittman 3-1-7,
Crosby 4-2-10.
BAY-Mount d-0-0, Beezhold
0-1-1, Thomas 8-7-24, Russell 1-
2-4, Wells 5-0-12. Page 0-0-0,
Davis 4-6-14, Wade 1-0-2, Crop-
-per 0-0-0, Hills 1-3-5.

Shades hada whopping5425s Registration Ends Saturday
Lady Gators' Winp ion tu
Bring Season 13-5 r Pi Ynh
for PSJ Dimie Youth B~aseball

"T-Ball" Restructured In Special Meeting Last Sunday

The Lady Gators of Wewa-
hitchka had three players scoring
In double figures Monday, as they
squashed Grand Ridge 53-36. Af-
ter a slow start, both teams
stepped up the tempo for the next
three periods but the Lady Gators
capitalized on a 10 point margin
in the third to run over the Indi-
April Jones paced the Gators
with her 18 points. Diana Taun-
ton was close behind with' 14 and
Amanda Davis added an even
The Gators were ahead, 21-
14 at halftime.
Score by Quarters:
G. Ridge 311 8 12-36
Wewa 6 15 18 14-53
G. RIDGE--Cocherham 6-0-
15, Thomton 5-3-13, Barkley 1-0-
2, Sims 1-0-2, Hall 1-1-3.
WEWA-Jones 9-0-18, Taun-
ton 7-0-14. Davis 6-0-12, Atkins
2-0-4, Wright 1-0-2, Pridgeon 1-
0-2, Dletz 0-1-1.

The Lady Gators of Wewa-
hitchka chalked up a win Tues-
day evening when they travelled
to Carrabelle and easily mauled
the Lady Panthers, 63-24 to bet-
ter their record to 13-5 on the
April Jones led the way with
hei" 14 points for the Gators, as
all the Lady Gators got into the
scoring column.
The Gators had a 31-13 lead
at halftime.
--The Gators-will come 'c,-ort
St. Joe Thursday td. mebt V.the
Lady Sharks.
Score by Quarters:
Wewa 18 13 20 12--83
Carrabelle 9 4 7 4-24
WEWA-Jones 6-2-14, 'Ad-
kins 4-0-10, Hand 4-1-9, Nelson
3-0-6, Wright 2-0-4, Taunton 1-
2-4, Pridgeon 1-1-3, Dietz 1-0-2,
Anderson 1-0-2.
C'BELLE-Boatwright 3-3-10,
Curry 3-3-9, Brinkley 1-0-3,
Thompson 1-0-2.

Amp Hill added 10.
The score was knotted., 25-
25, at half time.
The Gators travel to Freeport
Friday for a 12:30 p.m. game.p
Score by Quarters:
G. Ridge 15 10 13 15-53
Wewa 16 9 10 16--51
G. RIDGE-Godwin 3-0-6,
Sims 5-1-13, S. Williams 1-0-2,
Ellis 6-2-14, Lollie 2-0-4, J. Wil-
liams 5-4-14.
WEWA-C. Jackson 3-3-9,
Russ 6-0-12, Taunton 7-0-18, J.
Jackson 1-0-2, Hill 4-2-10.

S'Vi ews On Dental Health


Guilty About

Looking Better?

How do you feel about
dental work that's ''Idone
strictly to improve your
appearance? Does this make
you feel guilty? It shouldn't.
How you feel about yourself
depends quite a bit on how
you look. Especially how you
look when you smile.
If you have chipped teeth,
teeth that are crooked or
misshapen, this affects, your
appearance. How about teeth
that are too long or too
short, or teeth that have wide
gaps between them? All of
these conditions can" be
changed: by your dentist so
your teeth and smile will look
as attractive as possible

Neglecting decayed .or
damaged teeth or infected
gums is bad for your health.
Prompt treatment can save
your teeth. Treatment to
improve the appearance of
your teeth and mouth is also
important for your sense of,
well being. The next time you
see your dentist for a
checkup, ask what would be
recommended to improve the
appearance of your mouth.

Prepared as a public ser-
vice to promote better dental
health. From the office of
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D., 319'
SWilliams Ave., Phone 227-1123.

portion of the six-year-olds. Their
games will be patterned more to-
ward the structure of the Minor
League with a few variations-the
coaches will be pitching the balls
to the batters and no base steal-
ing will be allowed.
Tryouts will be required of
all 6, 7, 8. and 10 year old
players, as well as any new
players to the Port St. Joe
League.. This season's tryouts
will be held Saturday, February

Lady Sharks

FLA. HIGH 52, PSJ 28
The Lady Sharks' shooting
went as flat as a fritter in the sec-
ond half as Tallahassee's Florida
High caught the team in its dol-
drums to drub them 52-28 Friday
night in the Dome. The Lady
Seminoles owned a narrow 24-21
lead at half time, but went on to
blow the Lady Sharks away dur-
ing the second half which saw the
home team score only seven
points; two of those came in the
final quarter.
Quatonia Croom was the only
Shark scoring in double figures,
with her 13 points. The Semi-
noles held usually high-scoring
Stephanie Maxwell to only nine
points for the game.
Score by Quarters:
Fla. High 16 8 15 13-52
PSJ 8 13 5 2-28
...... F._Hi Raidd .2-J -5-..e-
nor 0-1-1, Scruggs 5-0-10,
Ml.Rudd 5-0-13, Carabello 2-5-9,
Thompson 6-2-14.
PSJ-Maxwell 3-3-9, Wood 2-
0-4, Croom 5-0-13, Johnson 0-0-
0. Kllbourn 1-0-2, Lowe 0-0-0.
The Rutherford Ewes pressed
the Lady Sharks right out of the
lead after the first quarter, Mon-
day, taking a 46-36 decision in
the Rutherford gym. The Lady
Rams hog-tied the Sharks in the
second quarter, allowing them
only two points.
Stephanie Maxwell was the
only Shark scoring in double fig-





10, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at
the fields between Eighth and
Tenth Streets.
The "A" League teams will be
made up of all five-year-old
players and the remaining six-
year-olds who are not drafted into
the "AA" League. Their games will
continue to be spurred by players
Sitting the Reduced Injury Factor
ball from atop a tee. 'No five year
olds will be required to try out for
this league.

Lose a Pair

k, Fall to 11-7
ures with her 10 points. It was
the second loss in succession for
the Sharks who carry an 11-7
record into their game with the
Wewahitchka Gators tonight in
the Dome.
Scoreby Quarters:
PSJ 10 211 10-33
Ruth'd 10 18 4 14-46
PSJ--Klbourn 2-0-5,
M.Wood 2-0-4, Lowe 2-0-5. Fields
3-0-6, Maxwell 3-4-10, Croom I-
RUTH'D-Paul 5-5-15, Green
3-2-8, Armstead 2-1-5, Pitts 3-0-
6, Hammond 6-0-12.
Preble-Rish Classic

Right Around Corner
The weather is beginning to
warm up with brief spells of
balmy temperatures which herald
the advent o f baseb-l season.
High school baseball will start in *)
Gulf County next week with the
Preble-Rish Classic hosted by
Wewahitchka High School Gators.
According to Coach Jay
Kearce the Gators will host the
Classic with Maclay and Bay High
School. throwing the first pitch at
3:00 on Thursday. Feb. 8, fol-
lowed by the Gators and Port St.
Joe at 6:00. All times are central.
The evening game will be the
first played under the newly
installed lights at Gator Field.
Championship and consola-
tion games will be at the same
times on Friday, Feb. 9.

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"For the handyman & sportsman"
306 Reid Avenue

Port St. Joe's Dixie Youth
Baseball League will conclude
registration for the 1996 season
on Saturday, February 3rd from
8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.. E.S.T.
Sign-up will be held in the meet-
ing.room of the Port St. Joe Fire
Station, located on Williams Ave-
nue in.Port St. Joe. -
The league welcomes and is
open to all children meeting the
required age limits (must be 5 be-
fore August I, 1996; must not be
13 before August 1, 1996).
The registration'fee Is $25 per
player for "A"/AA" Leagues (ages
5-7) and $35, for Mihor/Major
League (ages 8-12). Second and
additional 'Minor/Major League
registrants in a family are signed
at a rate of $30 each; no addition-
al player discount is given in the
"A"/"AA" Leagues.
In an afternoon session" Sun-
day, an issue which has been dis-
cussed in a series of meetings by
league officers, coaches and par-
ents was drawn to a conclusion.
It had been. requested that
consideration be given to a plan
to separate the five- to seven-
year-olds presently teaming up to
participate in T-Ball play. Some
parents and coaches felt that the
older or more advanced of that
group were becoming "bored" and
needed a greater challenge to
keep them participating in Port
St. Joe's Dixie Youth program.
After carefully weighing their
options the coaches and officers
voted to convert the IT-Ball"
'"eagde',lfifb' two divisions whlh
will now be referred to as "A"
League and "AA" League.
The "AA" League will include
all seven-year-old players and a

Girls' Softball
Registration On
February 3, 10
Registration for girls softball
will be held Saturday, February 3
and Saturday, February 10 at the
Athletic House from 10:00 a.m.
until 2:00 p.m.
Girls who will be 6-14 years
old by September 1 may register.
There will also be registration for
girls who will be 15-17 by Sep-
tember I in an attempt to estab-
lish an additional division.
Registration fees are $30.00
for ages six and seven, and
$35.00 for anyone eight or older..
For more information, call Sherry
McDowell at 647-5942 or Marga-
ret Ellmer at 227-7280.
All girls registering should be
present to try on uniforms.


Marine Patrol Reminds Shrimpers of

Proper Method to Determine Legal Nets.
Trawls Must Have An Opening of No More Than 66' Perimeter

In.response to the Supreme
Court's ruling Thursday, January
18, allowing shrimpers ,to use
trawl nets with a perimeter open-
ing of 66 feet, shrimpers are re-
minded of the following regula-
In order to determine the
square footage of the mesh, the
following formula will be utilized
by the Florida Marine Patrol
when checking nets. Shrimpers
in Inshore and nearshore waters
must adhere to these size require-
ments-"Circumference" multi-
plied by "slant height" divided
by "2".
When determining the slant
length of stretched mesh in, a

trawl, measure the stretched
mesh length- and divide by 2 to
get the slant figure to insert into
the formula. Example: 66 feet in
circumference and 30 feet in
stretched mesh length, slant
height would be 15 feet (30 feet,
Divided by 2 equals 15 feet). Mul-
tply 66 feet by 15 feet and divide
by 2. The net would be consid-
ered legal at 495 square feet. An-
other way of stating the formula
is: Circumference times
stretched mesh length divided
by 4.
The Supreme Court ruling al-
Slows shrimpers to use a trawl
with a 66 foot perimeter, but they
still must ensure that their nets

do not exceed'500 square feet of
mesh area.
Most shrimpers in this area
pull a trawl that is 35 to 38 feet
long. A 35 foot trawl with a 66
foot opening would be 577.5
square feet, this net would. be
considered illegal and the shrim-
per would be in violation of the
For follow-up information,
please contact Officer Jeff Gager,
Public Outreach Officer, F.M.P.
District Five-A. You may write to,
him at P. 0. Box 32040, Panama
City, FL 32407-8040; phone him
at 1-800-DIAL-FMP or (904) 233-
5150; or FAX to him at (904) 233-
5156. Cellular phone users may
reach him by dialing *FMP.

USAF Hoping To Fill Openings

The Air Force is looking for
young men and .women interested
in receiving training and experi-
ence in the mechanical fields. "No
experience is necessary to enter
any area of the mechanical career
fields in the world's most sophis-
ticated Air Force," said Major
Robert R. R. Marston, Command-
er of the 331st Recruiting Squad-
The Air Force offers :un-

matched opportunities for train-
ing, hands-on experience and
continuing education in high-
Stechnology mechanical special-
ties. Those who qualify attend
one of the nation's premier tech-
nical programs, gain valuable ex-
perience working with aircraft,
and earn a fully accredited asso-
ciate's degree from the Communi-
ty College of the Air Force-all
SIths while being paid!

"No other branch of service or
technical college can offer this
same package of training, experi-
ence, and education," sid Major
There's no limit to how far
you can go-or how fast. If you're'
a high school graduate between
the ages of 17 and 27 and you're
looking for a challenge; contact
your local recruiter or call 1-800-



at Creditmasters
we've taken the
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Kelley Tells of Good

Things In Gulf Schools

Jerry Kelley principal of the
Wewahltchka Elementary School,
started his address to the Rotary
Club meeting last Thursday, with
the words, "I want to tell you
about some of the good things

Private Industry
Council Ranks
Third In State
The Florida Panhandle Pri-
ivate Council, Inc., administering
federal Job Training Partnership
Act (JTPA) funds for Bay, Cal-
houn, Franklin, Gulf, Holmes,
Jackson, Liberty, and Washing-
ton counties, ranked number
three in Florida for achieving per-.
formance standards in the JTPA
prograii for the 1994-95 program
The Private Industry Council
(PIC) has attained this distinction
by excelling in all six federal per-
formance standards and received
approximately $113,000 in incen-
tive monies. This additional fund-
ing will be used to further JTPA
employment and training initia-
tives. To attain the number three
ranking, the PIC outperformed 22
other state JTPA programs. His-
torically, the PIC has led the state
consistently remaining-ln the top
three for seven years in a row in-
cluding first place state ranking
for two years. During the seven
years, the PIC was awarded by
the state over $1.6 million in
incentive funds.
Not only has the PIC excelled
in the state, but also nationally.
Based on federal adult perfor-
mance standards nationwide, the
PIC ranked in the top five percen-
tile in the country in two out of
six standards.
The PIC is under the direc-
tion of Freida Sheffield, Executive
Director, and is comprised of 33
board members representing the
eight-county service delivery area.

which are happening in your
school system."
Kelley then spent the next 20
minutes telling, his audience
about the extensive computer
and television programs being of-
fered in the :elementary school
and how they are enhancing the
learning process.
The speaker said, 'You don't
have to worry about computers
and their -operation being above
the students' level of understand-
ing. They understand these revo-
lutionary machines better than
adults do. They have no problems
understanding their use."
The computer program is the
result of a $243,000 grant, ob-
tained after flve years of applying,
.to finance the installation. "Our
'media center' Is not just a room
full of books any more. It is a
large suite filled with books, tele-
vision sets, computers, VCRs,
and the complete set of electronic
communication tools. We even
have the capability of producing
and filming our own TV presenta-
tions and.the kids do so with reg-
ularity. It does wonders for their
communications skills," Kelley
The kids have a complete
computer set-up, with each class
being accessible by a computer
network so that Information is in-
stantly accessible to the entire
school. "The kids even check out
software, just like books, to take
home for further study on their
personal computers," Kelley said.
'We have an extensive library of
software for this purpose and for
use at school."
'Technology is an interesting
teaching tool to the students.
They like it and are eager to learn
more," the speaker said.
Kelley said the teaching tool
is only as effective as the instruc-
tor. 'We make every opportunity
at training available to our teach-
ers," he said.
The computer set-up is fur-
nished under Title I funding.

Emergency Home Funds Available
Disaster Relief for Hurricane Opal

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners is
applying for "Emergency Home Funds for Hurri-
cane Opal victims through the Florida Housing
Finance Agency. These funds are directed toward
low and moderate income victims. If you have filed
insurance claims and utilized other resources and
need rehab work done on your home or if the entire
home was destroyed and complete replacement is re-
quired, you may be eligible for zero percent interest
funds with deferred payments.
If you feel you qualify for these funds or for further
information, you may contact Betty Jordan at (904)
All calls must be received by Noon, EST on Friday,
February 2, 1996. If she is not available, leave your
name and number and she will return your call.
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If you are presently or a former industrial

worker and were exposed to Asbestos

for four years or more prior to 1973 and

would like to be tested for an

Asbestos-related disease, then

call for an appointment.

Testing for Asbestosis

(904) 227-3752

or 1-800-977-8378


Results of test will be given the day of testing.

Testing in Port St. Joe.

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Speed-Scratch Makes State Attorney's Office Named First In State

Cheddar Corn Bread Happen Victim Assistance, Recovery Compensation
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During cooler weather, piping hot corn bread and a bowl of hearty soup or chili
make a warming supper. But who has time to bake bread? You do, thanks to
speed-scratch cooking. Speed-scratch takes advantage of the.handy convenience
foods in the market, adds a few fresh ingredients, streamlines the cooking steps,
and delivers a dish that tastes homemade.
Cheddar Pepper Corn Bread, easily on the table in less than 30 minutes, is just
the thing when you'd like fresh hot bread on short notice. Pull corn bread/muffin
mix and black pepper off the pantry shelf; take milk, an egg and pre-shredded
sharp Cheddar cheese out of the refrigerator. That's all it, takes. These are
everyday ingredients, likely to be on hand, but if you're out of Cheddar, either
shredded Swiss, Monterey Jack, Colby or one of the packaged blends will add
a delicious flavor to the corn bread.
Serve the cheesy corn bread cut into wedges or squares with soup or chili. Or,
for a change of pace, split the cooled corn bread and layer with favorite
sandwich fixings. Sliced cheeses, such as Cheddar or Swiss, smoked turkey or
ham and convenient jarred roasted red peppers make a delicious combination.
For additional speed-scratch recipes, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope
and 25 cents to: "Speed-Scratch Cooking with Cheese," P.O. Box 760, Dept.
BMT, Rosemont, IL 60018-7760.
Cheddar Pepper Corn Bread
1 package (8. 1/2 ounces) corn 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
bread/muffin mix with tops
1/3 cup milk 1/2 -teaspoon freshly ground
1 egg, beaten black pepper
'1 cup (4.ounces) shredded sharp
Cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 4000F. Combine mix, milk and egg; mix just until dry
ingredients are moistened. Stir in cheese, green onions and pepper. Spread into
buttered 8-inch round or square baking pan. .Bake 20 to 24 minutes or until
golden brown. Serve warm or cool. Yield: 6 servings..

Social Security Rep. To

Visit Port St. Joe Monday
Most Social Security business Monday through Friday from 8:30
can be handled over the phone. a.m. to 3:30 p.m., C.S.T., except
You are invited to call the Social on national holidays.

Security office at 1-800-772-
If, this is not possible, you
may come to the office located at
30 West Government Street in
Panama City: The office is opani:

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State Attorney Jim Appleman
announced the ranking of the vic-
tim assistance program of the
State Attorney's office as number
1 in Florida in the filing of victim's
compensation claims per 100'
reported violent crimes. The
announcement coincided with the
release of Attorney General Bob
Butterworth's annual report on
the delivery of crime victim ser-
vices in Florida and a site visit in
Jackson County by Kim Scurti,
Victim Services specialist in the
Attorney General's office.
Appleman commended the
two victim advocates in his office
for their commitment to helping
people gather the information
required to file a victim compen-
sation claim. Appleman said,, .
"Often our victim advocates wind
up personally visiting the hospi-
tals, doctors' offices, and other
medical and service providers to
get the information for the claim.
The full time criminal Justice vic-
tim advocates in the 14th circuit
serve six counties, 226,000 peo-
ple, and coordinate victim ser-
vices for over 20 law enforcement
agencies. In that context, going
above and beyond the call of duty
to meet the needs of crime victims
has become, for these two advo-
cates, the routine rather than the
Scurti's Job as a victim ser-
vices specialist in the Attorney
General's division of victim ser-
vices is to insure that all victim
services programmers in the pan-
handle area are aware of the
resources available to help meet
the needs of local victims of vio-
lent crime. The state attorney's
senior victim advocate, Rhonda
Lee, accompanied Scurti on her
visit to several police agencies and
medical providers in Jackson and
Washington counties.
,Scurti said the mandate with-
in the Division of Victim Services
is to act as a clearinghouse of
information and resources need-
ed by crime victims and provide'
technical assistance to local vie-
tim assistance programs such as
those operated by State Attorney,
Jim Appleman in the Fourteenth
'The attorney general has
charged our division with the task
of assuring that services to vic-
tifns of violent crime are accessi-
ble and provided in the most cost-
efficient manner possible. To that
end,, our. site visits with law
enforcement and other service
providers in conjunction with
established, working'programs
like the victim assistance progratn
in Mr. Appleman's office; are
designed to raise, the level of
awareness of help that can be
provided to crime victims."
Appleman's victim assistance
program was established in 1988
through a federal grant autho-
rized under the "Victims of Crime
Act" (VOCA). It has operated con-
tinuously for seven years in all six
counties of the circuit. The two
counselor/advocates concentrate
on supplementing the efforts of
prosecutors in the critical areas of
victim compensation assistance,
homicide survivors,; domestic vio-
lence, child abuse; child sexual
abuse, prisoner release notifica-

tions, and other sensitive areas of
victim concern.
Appleman expressed his grat-
itude for the commitment of the
attorney general to supporting
services for crime victims. "Since
the administration ,of the VOCA
program, which includes payment
of victim compensation claims,
was assumed by Attorney General
Butterworth, the turn-around
time has decreased to weeks
,instead of months," Appleman
He pointed out, "This is'
important when a person's life
has been turned upside down by
a violent criminal act perpetrated
either against themselves or a,

loved one. It is one of the first
steps the system can take to help
the crime victim cope with the
financial, emotional, and psycho-
logical effects of crime upon their
Appleman said the victim
assistance program of his office
will continue even if the federal
grant funds are reduced. The
amount of money available to the
attorney general's office was
decreased in the past year result-
ing in a decreased grant to
Appleman's program.
'The services have not been
decreased and will not be,"
Appleman said. "I consider this "
program a top priority in our ser-

vice to the circuit and we will find
a way to keep it going regardless."
Appleman stated that the pro-
gram will be expanded over the
next six months to include the
recruitment of individuals who
have experienced a homicide of a
family member. Appleman said
the goal of this expansion is to
have trained volunteers ready to
respond to work wiih others and
aid them in coping with the horror
homicide survivors face.

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Good Education for All

Kids Causing Turmoil

Among State Planners

Vouchers, Charter Schools, Being Talked
About as Possible Solutions to Problems
Charter schools followed by a voucher plan allowing students to shop
with their tuition tax money for the best education they can get in any
public, private or parochial school seems to be logical steps to try in
It's not going to be easy because of the opposition of teacher unions
and the education bureaucracy. They claim the schools could drain
money from traditional public schools and serve an elite group of highly
motivated students.
If that is so, why was T. Willlard Fair, president of the Urban League
of Greater Miami, arguing before a legislative committee for a charter
school in Liberty City? 'We understand the value of a new delivery sys-
tem," Fair said.
The charter school he proposed would be backed by the Urban
League and Jeb Bush's Foundation for Florida's future. Bush, you may
remember, was almost elected governor in 1944. Charter schools-sup-
ported by taxpayer money but not under public school rules-were
among his campaign promises. The first ones, he said, should be in poor
inner-city and rural districts.
The Liberty City School would concentrate on reading, writing and
arithmetic in classes of 20 students and require complete parental
Charter Schools passed overwhelmingly in'House and Senate bills
last year. but died in the joint conference committee for lack of time. They
are sure to be back in the session beginning in March, perhaps with
experimental programs attached to allow some school districts to ry
voucher plans which would let parents send their children to any private
or parochial school on public tuition tax money.
Such schools are being found successful in some 20 states around
the country.
They got support from a surprising source recently. Steve Jobs, one
of the creators of Apple Computer Company which has literally given
thousands of computers to public schools, said:
;"I've come to the conclusion that the problem is not ore, that tech-
nology can solve. The problems are unions in the schools and bureau-
cracy. I'm one of those people who believe the best thing we could ever do
is go to the full voucher system.
This old school board reporter isn't quite the pessimist as the Apple
guy. I guess because my IQ is so much lower. I believe In the voucher
system as he does. It Worked after World War Two with veterans and will
work for today s kids, perhaps to the chagrin of the education bureau-
crats in the public school system.
But technology can play an important part, In fact, something called
LINC (Live Interactive Network Classrooms) promises to be the vehicle of
the future to free the middle class and the poor from stagnated, tax-sub-
sidized public schools.
It works like this. The teacher is in a small television studio. Daily,
lessons are sent via satellite to receiving screens in classrooms in schools
or homes. Students see the teacher and data and can ask questions with
a 'microphone on the set An adult classroom "coordinator" is also pre-
sent, of course. All students on the network can hear the question and
answer. It has had some remarkable results.
LINC has the potential to allow all parents the freedom to opt out of
the standard public school if they wish. The first benefactors, are the
home schools already pioneered in Florida. Charter schools the
Legislature appears' to be ready to allow will come next and a food will
open if lawmakers go all the way and allow taxpayer vouchers to go along
withthe student to any public, private, parochial or home school parents
It's called competition and it has the potential to bring a good educa-
tion to everybody willing to work for It.
'The perception that the Democratic Party Is that It is the party of lib-
eralism and that the Republican Party is the party of conservatism, I'm'
tired of getting branded with that," said Sen. Charles Williams, D-
Tallahassee, at the organization meeting of the new Senate Democratic
Conservative Caucus attended by 12 of the 18 Senate Democrats.
"Unless the Democratic Party can show that they can at least under-
stand how the majority of the people in this state think and relate to those
people, then as a party we're not going to be around much longer" Sen.
George Kirkpatrick, D-Calnesville.

Here's the Capitol News Roundup
: Guess What? Gov. Lawton Chiles' 1995-96 proposed state budget
includes some $400 million that will have to be paid for by future gener-
ations of taxpayers. ..
.Current politicians are the biggest beneficiaries of this, said
TaxWatch President Dominie Calebro. It's human nature to want to give
benefits now and postpone payment to the future when you might notbe
in office. "
The proposals to issue $223 million in bonds to build prisons and not
include $173 million'scheduled for contribution to the state's pension
fund didn't draw immediate attention from lawmakers, but are expected
to be controversial when the Legislature meets in March.
Politicians should remember that borrowing for prisons and not fully
funding a pension plan means it will be harder to find money for educa-
ton and children's programs later. Calebro said.
Chiles opted for the spend-now-pay-later plan instead of new taxes to
focus more money on education and children needs, which he sees as his
major goals in his last term in office.
The Senate voted down a Chiles' proposal to issue bonds to build



from Tallahassee

prisons and juvenile facilities last year.
But the proposals give lawmakers the hard choice of deciding what
education and children's programs in Chiles' budget they want to elimi-
nate if they don't go along with the spend-now theme.
.A rule that has cost Florida motorists millions of dollars in repair bills
was. overturned by the Environmental Regulation Commission after
protests heard in several public/ hearings. Car owners will soon be allowed
to add freon to air conditioning systems without expensive mandatory
repairs for leaks.
Florida has had the tough rule, designed to stop socalled pollution of
the ozone, since 1991. It was the only state with such a rule. Dropping
the rule may not save motorists much money, however. Importation of
freon into the U.S. was banned Jan. 1. Its cost is expected to skyrocket
because of the economic rule of supply and demand that the state can't
Sec. of State Sandra Mortham was cleared of a charge made by a
Democratic activists that she tried to cover up illegal campaign contribu-
tions to Education Commissioner Frank Brogan because both are
Republicans. The State Attorney's office said there was no evidence to
back up the complaint filed by Leon County Democratic Party Chairman
Don Ausman.
University of Florida agriculture student Chad Clemons was acquit-
ted in federal court on charges of hunting over a baited field in a charity
dove hunt in Dixie County In October. Alachua County Sheriff Steve
Oelrich, Dixie County Sheriff Larry, Edmonds and several other UF stu-
dents will, also challenge the citations they received at the, same hunt
when their cases are heard in February. Some 88 people were cited at the
hunt that was staged as a benefit for the Florida Sheriff Boys' Ranches
and hosted by state Sen. Charles Williams. Many paid a fine instead of
facing charges. The names of all those charged is not available because
federal authorities haven't released them. The hunt and the charges are
under investigation by a committee of the U. S. House of Representatives.
Due to restrictions placed on logging to protect the red cockaded
woodpecker, Liberty County Commission's share of timber sales in the
Apalachicola National Forest came to only $25,113 in 1995, compared to
$44,000 in 1994. A similar amount is paid each year to the Liberty
County School Board. About half of the county's land is in the forest.
The Florida Cabinet delayed raises for top administrators until law-
makers decide on a three percent pay hike for all state workers and post-
poned a decision on an alternative for teachers who can't pass a college
level basic skills test required for certification.
Gov. Lawton' Chiles wanted to raise salaries seven percent to
$102,900 from $96,254 for Revenue Director Larry Fuchs, FDLE Director
Tom Moore and Highway Safety Director Fred Dickinson.
Education Commissioner Frank Brogan sought a stiff alternative for
teachers-who like a lot of their students can't pass college level basic
skills-especially in math. About 700 teacher candidates with temporary
certificates have failed part of the test at least four times.
Chiles agreed to wait until the legislature acts on three percent
across-the-board pay hikes for all state employees when Comptroller Bob
Milligan, Treasurer Sandra Mortham, and Insurance Commissioner Bill

Gulf Transportation
Board Public Hearing
The Gulf County Transporta-
tion Disadvantaged Coordinating
Board will be holding a public
hearing on Thursday, February 8
at 5:00 p.m., eastern time. The
hearing will be held in the Gulf
County 'Courthouse Meeting
Room in Port St. Joe.
The purpose of the public.
hearing Is to allow residents the
opportunity to discuss with the
local Transportation Disadvan-
taged Coordinating Board unmet
transportation needs, or any oth-
er area that relate to local trans-
portation services. All interested
persons are encouraged to at-
Written comments on this
subject will be accepted by the
board through March Ist.
Transportation will be provid-,
ed to eligible Individuals by call-
ing the Community Transporta-
tion Coordinator. Gulf County
Transportation, at 229-6327.
For more information contact
Vanita Anderson. Transportation
Disadvantaged Program Coordi-
nator, at the Apalachee Regional
Planning Council at (904) 674-

Nelson said the timing was wrong for big raises for the bureau chiefs.
Attorney Gen. Bob Butterworth and Agriculture Commissioner Bob
Crawford wanted the raises now.
The alternative of six hours of college credit in the subject teachers
failed to pass on the basic skills test will come back to the Cabinet in the
February meeting..
A vote was postponed at Chiles' request when members couldn't
decide on a recommendation by Education Commissioner Frank Brogan
to require teachers to make at least a B average in the six hours of col-
lege credits they'd need to get certified without passing the test. Brogan
said a B standard would be just as tough as the basic skills test.
STeacher union speakers urged the Cabinet to require only a C aver-
age for teachers taking the alternative six hour credit class.
"I will not agree to lower the standards," said Brogan.
Chiles said he needed more time to study the proposal and Brogan
agreed to postpone it until February.
Testing officials say it doesn't take a genius to pass the test. It mea-
sures 10th grade math skills (including algebra) and reading and writing
skills that range from 9-to-llth grade levels.
A recent poll authorized by a group of daily newspapers in Florida
shows that 63 percent of 406 registered voters contacted favor a super-
majority two:thlrds vote to pass any local, district or state tax hike.
The poll also said 49 percent favored junking Florida's public financ-
ing of campaigns for statewide political candidates who agree to limit their
spending and not accept special interest money from Political Action
Committees or corporations. Only 35 percent favored its retention, 16
percent were undecided.
Analysts said the repeal of the public campaign financing law,would
be difficult because it is complicated and voters tend to vote against any-
thing they don't understand.

Opal Flood Insurance Claims

Filing Deadline Is Extended

Due to the magnitude of
Florida's flood damage from Hur-
ricane Opal last October 4, the,
Federal Insurance Administration
(FIA) has again extended the sixty
(60) day period in which a proof
of loss must be sent to the Na-
'tional Flood Insurance Program
(NFIP) for an additional period of
,sixty (60) days.
FIA Administrator ElainAe A.
McReynolds announced Friday:
that this extension shall apply to
all flood insurance claims for
properties in the state of Florida
damaged between October 4 and
October 11. 1995, as a result of
Hurricane Opal. She explained
that if the flood damage occurred
on October 4. for example, the
proof of loss could be submitted'
as lateas April 1.
McReynolds said the proof-of-
loss filing extension covers all
NFIP policies, regardless of
whetherthhey were issued directly
by the FIA or through one of the
many private insurance compa-:
nies or licensed independent
agents that write flood insurance
coverage for the NFIP.
The FIA is the part of the Fed-

eral Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) that administers
the NFIP.
"FEMA is concerned that
some NFIP policyholders might be
worried that their claims could be
denied because the proof of loss
form was filed late, and we want
to alleviate their concerns as
much as we can. All other terms
and conditions of the standard
policy remain in effect, but we
hope this additional extension
will give people 'aple opportuni-
ty to present their claims."
McReynolds said the FIA will
closely monitor the situation in
the coming weeks to determine
whether or not a further exten-
sion might be warranted.
The NFIP makes federally-
backed flood insurance policies
available to homeowners, renters
and business owners in commu-
nities that adopt and enforce
floodplain management ordinanc-
es designed to reduce the risk of
flood losses.
: The NFIP ,'s entirely self-
supporting; policyholder premi-
ums cover the program's operat-
ing costs as well as claims paid.




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School News

Events and Happenings from County Schools



By Linda Whitfield

1996 Science Fair Winners
Joe Walker, fifth and sixth
grade science teacher, would like
to announce the winners of the
1996 Science Fair. Mr. Walker
was very proud of all entries this
year and said that the students
did an excellent job. Thanks also
to the judges.
Grand prize winners are:
Blake Rish (first), Nicole Hall (sec-
ond) and Kim McMillion (third).
In the category of "Earth Sci-
ence" Nicole Hall took first place.
Cerelle Hanes, Alicia Mooieyham,
Kim McMillion and Candese.
Burke entered a group, project
which placed second. Jana Tray-
lor placed third, followed by
Cindy Stanley with honorable
The following students were
awarded in the category of Life
Science" Blake Rish (first); Daniel
Jordan (second)i Jamie Cain
(third); and Brandi Jones, Judith
Husband, and Maquitta Culver
(honorable mention).
In the "Physical Science" divi-
sion Kim McMillion placed first.
She was followed by Crystal Rice
(second), Shauna Rester (third),
and Lindsey Carter and Tonya
Hall (honorable mention).;
"The Healthy Way"
The January hostesses for
"Hoopla", which .is a once a
month after-school social for fa-
culty and staff, started off the
year with .some healthy choices.
Staffers Nicky Jill Little, Linda'
Chan, Olivia Moore. Alisa Walker,
Pam Lister, Teresa Redd, Becky
Birmingham, and Linda Whitfield
showed that fat-free, reduced fat,
and a little bit of fat can still taste
Our second grade classes and
the CP classes enjoyed a great
Scouting at Port St. Joe Elementary
School on Monday, January 29,
as they say the stage play; "Alice
in Wonderland". It was presented
by a touring company and was
Caps and Labels ,
We need those Pepsi caps
and the following labels: Camp-
bell, Vlasic. Swanson, Mrs.
Paul's, Preg.o Pace, V, Open Pit,
:Sanwa, and Franco American.
We always are very success-'
ftul at this drive. I had a very
lucky break in my classroom last
week. On of my parents, as a spe-
cial treat, sent our classroom 10
cases of Pepsi's in the bottle Orie

of my little ones started right
:away trying to multiply to see
how much money that would be.
Delores Windolf, counselor
for the Chemical Addiction Recov-
ery Effort in Panama City, had
classes at our school last week
for the third and sixth grades. It
was a wonderful week learning
about ways to say no, to drugs.
This program is a very positive
asset to our educational system.
Up-Coming Events:
Progress Reports will be
mailed Tuesday, January 30.
The second grade play kill be
performed Friday February 2.
A Valentine Pageant is
planned for February 10th. begin-
ning at 7:00 p.m. at Wewahitchka
Elementary School.
Teacher In-Service will be
held February 15 and 16.;:~.
CTBS Tests will be adminis-
tered beginning March 25.
Easter break Is scheduled for,
the week following Easter. April 8
through 12.

Port St. Joe




Congratulations to this
week's seventh grade "Students of
the Week" Sarah Mize and
Seneca Chambers. Eighth grade
"Students of the Week" are Mark
Ayers and Kylene Butler. -
In Room 304. from 7:30 to
.8:05 each morning. there will be
a "Shark Cafe", selling breakfast
food and drink items. Please use
the outside entrance.
"Good job," to the middle
school boys basketball team with
a final score of 58-35 against
Blountstown. Lance LIriy and
Mosi Quinn combined for 17 first

From the Principal


High School
by Larry A. Mathes

Our local Science Fair pro-
duced some excellent projects
that will represent us well at the
Regional Science Fair in -Marian-
na. Winners this year include
Charlie Cole, who last year rode
his project all the way to Canada'
and the International Science
Fair, won first place in his area
and first place overall. Josh Bax-
ley placed high, as did Angela St.
Clair. Jessica Cole took first place
in the Middle School division, and
her project was good enough to
place second overall. She may
press her brother Charlie for hon-
ors at Regionalsl
SA Financial-Aid Workshop
will be held Thursday, February
8, at 6:30 p.m. for anyone who
has a student in high school.
The softball field lighting will

Don't Forget to:

"A" League
Ages 5 & 6-T-Ball
"AA" League
Ages 6 & 7-Coach Pitch
Minor League
Ages 8, 9 & 10-Pitching Mchn.
Major League
Ages 10. 11 & 12-Player Pitch
SAT., 2/3--8:30 to 1:30
PSJ Fire Station

be completed soon, and with in-
stallation of a new scoreboard at
the baseball field and an electric
board at the softball feld. Gator
fans shotdd always know 'the
It's time for progress reports.
If you get ine In the next week or
so,,.discuss it with your student.
If you are unsure .of anything
about the' report, please feel free
to call the teacher or the guid-
ance department.
Sometimes when visiting
teams come to our facilities we
don't like the way they act or we
don't like the way their fans act.
However, that Is something over
which we-have little to no control,
as long as they stay within some
limits. It does riot mean that we
must act the same way or that it
is o.k. to find some way to retali-
'ate against them. -We, as the
host, must attempt to do the best
we can under the circumstances
to control the situation as best we
can, supporting and cheering for
our teams and encouraging them.
Booing, jeering, gestures, etc., in
return for something the oppo-
nents or their fans are there for
one reason--to play and cheer.
But on the nights, the burden as
the host is on us to be hospitable
(even when it hurts!).
Get out to see a girls' or boys'
basketball game soon. The dis-
trict tournaments' are getting
close, and with baseball, softball,
track, and weightlifting already
practicing things get a little hec-
tic. Somewhere in all of this you
have to keep the focus on aca-

PSJ Juniors Attend Conference In Nation's Capital

Shown in the photo above are Port St. Joe High School juniors,
Jesse.Colbert, Robbi Funderburk, and Mike Groh.

Bulldog News

Port St. Joe Elementary School

Students Of The Week
Congratulations to our "Stu-
dents of the Week" Kathryn
Arnold, Kayla Siprell. Brooke:
Mathes, Ryan Wood, Schcora
Baker, Stephen Hoover, Tiffany
Clark, and Jared Squire.
w Pepsi Blu e aaips
Were once again collecting
Pepsi blue caps. Our school will
receive five cents for every blue
cap collected. So drink Pepsi and
send those blue caps to school.
General Mills Box Tops
Of all the special offers on ce-
real boxes these days. I think
you'll agree this is the most valu-

quarter points, and Brett Jeffcoat
and John Patterson combined for
11 points to get the Sharks
through the middle quarters. Way
to go Sharksll
Congratulations to our mid-
,dle school girls basketball team
as they defeated Apalachlcola 41-
19, on January 24, making their
record 8-1. Good going girls!
Have a great week!
Middle School Calendar
': Thursday, 2/1-Assembly Pro-
gram at 10 a.m. featuring motiva-
tional speaker, Ex-Ranger (Army),i
Gary Hortor: Girls basketball vs."
Wewa at 6. p.m. at home; and
"Just to Let Your Know" reports
will be mailed. :
Friday, 2/2-Faculty vs. bas-i
ketball teams at 1 p.m., admis-
sion $1.00 or a gold card.
Monday, 2/5-School Spelling,
Bee during fifth period; and
P.T.S.O. meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 2/7-Eighth grad-'
ers take Writing Assessment; and
middle .school clubs meet.
.Tuesday, 2/13-Gulf County
Spelling Bee at Wewahitchka Ele-
mentary School
Wednesday, 2/14-Valentine's
Dance at 12:30 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, 2/15 &'
*16-No school for students due to
teacher inservice. '
Tuesday., 2/20-Beta Club In-
duction held during second peri-
od in the gym; and talent show
begins at 7:00 p.m.

able and exciting one yet!
You see. General Mills has
given our school the chance to
participate in its School Change
Program, which means they'll
award our school 35 cents for
every qualifying box top we turn
in from General Mills cereals.
Think about it. How many
boxes of cereal does your family
eat? What about all your firends
and relatives? At 25 cents per
box: you can'see- how fast It adds

That's what's really exciting,
because all of the money that we
collect will be used to make some
very important changes at our
Parents Make The Difference
Friday, February 2 is Positive
Action Day at Port St.' Joe Ele-
mentary School. We are asking
parents to participate and do
something that will make a posli-
tive difference for Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary School.
Here are a few ideas .....
*send a note in your child's
lunch box;
eat lunch with your child; or.
*thank someone at our school
who has gone out of their way
to help you or your child.
Anything that will make a
positive difference for our school
Science Fair
Our annual sixth grade Sci-
ence Fair Open House was held
on Thursday. January 25. We
would like to congratulate the
winners .....
Lisa Curry, Maclain Howze,
SJosh Carter, George Borden,
Chad Haddock, Ashley Bryan,
Rob Dykes, and alternates Josh
Smith and Dwayne Piergiovanni.
Free or Reduced Lunch
If your financialsituation 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
SWe would like to introduce
you to one of our wonderful vol-

Highland View Elementary School

By: Jo Herk nandez

By: Jo Hernandez

P.T.O. Meeting ...
The P.T.O. will meet on Tues- Alice In Wonderland ...
day, February 6 at 7:00 .p.m. in On Monday, Januar
the school cafeteria to discuss a" our children, along with
student talent show and spring other Gulf County schoc
carnival. Everyone is invited to at- very privileged to watch a
tend. ful and entertaining live

Class Pictures ...
Individual make-up pictures
and class pictures will be taken
on Monday, February 5th. Dress
well and bring a smile.

y 29th
>ls were

cal performance by the Hippo-
drome Players from Gainesville.
The children were very well be-
haved and experienced many
emotions while watching this per-
To make the students more

Three outstanding juniors at-
tending Port St. Joe High School,
sh6wn in the photo above, have
just returned from participating
in the National young Leaders
Conference in Washington, D.C.
From January 23rd through
27th, Robbi Funderburk, Jesse
Colbert and Michael Groh had
the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
to meet and learn from noted gov-
ernment and media officials.
The National Young Leaders
Conference Is an intensive and,
stimulating leadership program
during which the students exam-
ine leadership in the context of
national and global issues. They
were provided learning activities
exemplifying the three branches
of government. The legislative
component included a "Model
Congress" during which students
assumed the roles of congression-
al leaders and expert witnesses,
proposing legislation and guiding
it through to enactment. ..
In another authentic experi-
ence entitled, "If I Were Presi-
, dent", students conducted a role
playing exercise emulating the
president and cabinet members.
responding to international cri-
ses. Finally, they learned more
about decision-making processes

unteers, Rawlis Leslie. Rawlls vol-
unteers for Mr. Six working with
our young black males. He at-
tended George Washington High
School and spends his time with
prison ministry, fishing and hunt-
ing., and speaking at diverse
meetings. The thing he enjoys
most about volunteering is the
freedom he has to share with
young people. Thanks Mr. Leslie
for making 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.
Teacher Inservice
_There will be no school on _
February 15 and 16 due to
Teacher Inservice.
Bulldog Star Search
What is your talent? Can you
sing, dance, play an instrument.
act or read a poem? Maybe gym-
nastics is your; talent. Whatever
your talent is; we would like for

Are you interested in
learning ,more .about the
newly proposed block sched-
Parents are encouraged to
come to the parent forum to
discuss this issue. It will be-
gin at 7:00 p.m.
on Monday, Febru-
ary 5. Also, a fi-
nancial aid work-
shop will be held
at Port. St. 'Joe
High School on
Tuesday, February
6 at 6:30 p.m. Par-
ents of children at'
the middle school
and high school
are urged to at-
tend this meeting
to earn five Gulf County
Scholarship points.
Congratulations to Justin
Summers, who has been ac-
cepted to Bethel College in
Tennessee. We are so proud
of you.,Justinl
Attention seniors: It is
now time for the Cargill
Foundation Scholarships for

aware before the performance the
players took the time to explain
how the story was originally writ-
ten and that their version was re-
written especially for them to per-
After the performance they
fielded questions from the stu-
dents and were very attentive to
our children. We would like to
say thank you to Tamara Laine
and Dr. Tim Nelson for bringing
this wonderful experience to our
children. Live theatre is a.won-
derful cultural event and I per-
sonally would love to see our chil-
dren be a 'part and experience
these events more often in their
Until next week-have a great

through arguing a Supreme
Court case..
:Robbi, Jesse, and Mike were
given the opportunity to hear de-
tails of a national or world news
story from a government official
or a journalist back from the
scene. The scholars queried these
prominent speakers at conference
presentations, panel; discussions,
small group meetings, and, au-
thentic simulations.
At past conferences, council
speakers have Included such not-
able government and media fig-
ures as George Bush. Dan
Quayle. Janet Reno, Newt Gin-
grich. Helen Thomas and John
The United States is facing
critical issues today. As young
leaders, these students will be
called upon to be active partici-
pants in political processes.
Through their participation in the
National Young Leaders Confer-
ence, it is expected that Robbi.
Jesse, and Mike will be better ed-
ucated and inspired to meet the
challenges facing our nation.
Some much appreciated local
support and sponsorship has
been provided these students by
the Rotary Club. the Merchants
Association, and the VFW.

you to share it with us. That's
right, it's time for our PIO Talent
Show and we want youl The date
for our Talent Show has been set
for Thursday, February 29 at
7:00 p.m. in the Port 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.

HV PTO Meeting
The Highland View- Elemen-
tary School PTO will meet Tues-
day. February 6 at 7:00 p.m. in
the school lunchroom.
All parents are urged to at-
tend as several upcoming fund-
raisers will be discussed and

Chf~71urch f Your
Chic tisSu da

hak Talk by: Brigette odrey
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Rural America to be award-
ed;. The deadline is Febru-
ary 15. Come by and visit
the office for further de-
tails. :
The 1996 Miqs Valentine
pageant will be held on
February 10 at
Wewa Elementary
School .'at 7:00
p.m.i This age di-
visioni ,is. 13-1.9,.
and is open' to
any high school.
girl in .. Gilf
County.' Deaidline
for registration'is
February 5, and
registration, forms
are in the front
office. Good Luck,
Spring sports are start-
ing to get underway. This
past week baseball, soft-
ball, and track began prac-
We are looking ,forward
to seeing. some great things
out of the Sharks this year.
Good Luck!

Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
MON-Pizza. Slices Peaches.
Tossed Salad, Milk and Cook-
TUES-Chicken, Potatoes
w/gravy, Applesauce, Roll
and Milk.
WEDS-Meat & Cheese Sand-
wich, French Fries, Milk and
THURS-Lasagna, Tossed
Salad, Fruit Cup, Roll and
FRI-Batter Dipped Fish or
Crab Cake, Cole Slaw, Baked
Beans, Bread, Milk and Des-




Middle School Science Fair Winners
Congratulations to the Port St. Joe Middle School 1996 Science Fair winners shown in these pho-

tos. Shown above (left) are seventh grade finishers, Keesha Linton and Jennifer Craig (first place),
Bonnie Belin and Susan Medina (second place), and Jason Peak (honorable mention). Placing tops in
the eighth grade were Erica Ailes and Alicia Christie (first place), Steven Lowrey and Brad Knox (sec-
ond place), and Jenni Calvarese (honorable mention), shown in the right-hand photo above.

It's spelling bee time at Faith
Christian. On Friday, February 2,
12 students from grade five
through eight will compete with
each other for the honor of being
the spelling champion of the

Fred Goebert, principal of
S Faith. Christian School has re-
leased the following list' naming
those students who were placed
on the honor rolls for the third
six weeks grading period by earn-
ing "AllA's and B's".
Those earning "All A's" are
notated with an asterisk (*) before
their name.
First grade: Sarah Allen, Sam
Cox, Jimmy Curry, Warren Floyd,
*Jennifer .Johnson, Nicholas
Johnson, *Jason Price, Kristin
Teat, and James White.
Second grade: *Kelly Geo-
ghagan, Michael Griffin, Zachary,
Norris, *Ashlyn Parker, and
*Michelle Perrin.
Third grade: *Audrey .Cobb,
Charlie Cox, Kari Dykes,
*Heather Henderson, Sarah
Montgomery, *Jeffrey Pitts, Amy
Sasnett, *Iaura Seay, and *Mark
Fourth grade: -Rachel Bixler,
Lyndsey Hill, *Ashley Smith, and
Fifth grade: .*Katie Geoghag-
an, Andrew Perrin, Christopher
Perrin, Jeremy Robershaw, and
Aaron Watson.
Sixth grade: *John-Patrick
Floyd, *Rachel Geoghagan, Jenni-
fer Oskanen, and *Renee Vinson.
Seventh grade: Christa
Dykes, *Chad Goebert, Rebekah

ion's Tale
News Column
Faith Christian School
school and our' representative at
the Gulf County Spelling Bee. Top
spellers from each of the grades
are: grade five, Katie Geoghagan,
Andrew Perrin, and Christopher
Perrin; grade six, John-Patrick

Lisa Curry and Brittany Reeves

PSJ Elementary's Top

Spelling Bee Entrants

Lisa Curry took top honors at
the Port St. Joe Elementary.
School* spelling bee by spelling
"upheave" in: the. ninth round.
Brittany Reeves came in second
The spelling bee was held
Tuesday. January 30 in the
school librar- .with the following
fifth and sixth grade students
participating: Julia Comforter,
Dustin Crews, Daphne Crosby,

Lisa Curry. Josh Dandy, Susan
Ellmer, Margaret Cibson, Santa-
na Harris, Maclain Howse, Byron
Jones, Melissa. Martin, Patrick
Mastro, Brittany Reeves, Bryan
Thomas, Tyler Weimorts, and Hei-
di Wells.
Judges for the contest were
Billy Barlow, Virginia Blick, and
Christine Williams. The pro-
nouncer was Betty Sue Anchors.

Peterson, and *Jessica Tarpley.
Eighth grade: Lennon Thiel.
,-Ninth grade:' Amber Blevins,
Chanda Bonner, Bryan Goebert,
Micah Peterson.
Tenth grade: Lee Goff,
*Amanda Haney, Eroica Porter,
and Jeff Schweikert.
Twelfth grade: Christina Egler
and *Amy Goebert.
The following students were
placed on the honor rolls for the
first semester grading period by
earning "All A's and B's".
Those earning "All A's" are
notated with an asterisk (*) before
their name.
Seventh grade: Christa
Dykes, *Chad Goebert, Rebekah'
Peterson, and *Jessica Tarpley.
Eighth grade: Tammy Deeson.
and Lennon Thiel.
Ninth grade: Crystal Allyn,
Amber Blevins, Chanda Bonner,
Bryan Goebert, and Micah Peter-
Tenth grade:, Lee Goff,
*Amanda Haney, and Jeff Schwei-
Twelfth grade: Christina Egler
and *Amy Goebert.

Advertising Pays!

Floyd, Rachel Geoghagan, and
Renee Vinson: grade seven,
Christa Dykes, Chad Goebert,
and Rebekah Peterson; grade
eight, Lennon Thiel, Josh Bell,
and Tammy Deeson.
Today, Thursday, February 1,
the students in five-year kinder-

garten and grade one who were
super salesmen during the
Christmas card sale are at Zoo
World in Panama City. They are
experiencing a well-earned day
away from school. Next week the
group from grades two through
eight will be going to Discovery

Zone in Tallahassee for their
Grades one .through six en-
joyed going to see "Alice in Won-
derland" last Monday. Many
thanks to those who were respon-
sible for the performance and to
SSt. Joe Elementary and Mr. Lew-

ter for Inviting Faith Christian to
Faith Christian is saving Pep-
si blue caps, Campbell's soup la-
bels and General Mills cereal bar
codes. Please keep us in mind be-
fore you throw away those treas-

Faith Christian School

Honor Roll Students


The Gulf County Board of Bounty Commissioners

wilhold a public hearing at 5:00 PM., E.S.T. on
*'T"f e ': *"in h C o > .

Tuesday, February 13, 1996 in the Commission

Meeting Room concerning a proposed UTLITY


The proposed utility fee will be levied only on utility
companies that utilize unincorporated Gulf County

." t h at: :..".-: -' :'n i d G

The franchise fees will not be levied against utility

companies revenue receipts collected inside the city

limits ofPort St. Joe and Wewahitchka. Both cities are

already evying the fee on revenues received within

the city forutility service.

The proposed franchise fee is planned to be ear-



generated is planned for fire department enhance-

ment i.e.: updated fire fighting apparatus that will

benefit our fire fighting abilities and fire insurance

premium reduction. The other 50% is planned to

further reduce the county's ad valorem tax village


Those interested in discussing this proposition are

encouraged to attend and be heard regarding this


2tc 2/1 and 2/8, 1996
,-' **" W a -r".





Wewa Church of God to

Show Pastor
On Saturday night at 7:00
,p.m., C.S.T., join Triumph
Church of God in Wewahitchka
as they show their appreciation to
Pastor H. L. Watkins with evening
speaker, Pastor W. Swanston of
the Body of Christ Jesus Church
of Port St. Joe.
Sunday afternoon's service
will. be held at the Community
Center in Wewahitchka beginning
at 3:00 p.m. with speaker, Elder
W. C. Green of Holy Temple
Church of God in Christ of Pana-

Many Thanks
We wish to thank our chil-
dren and grandchildren for a
great 25th anniversary party and
thanks to our many friends who
came to help us celebrate. We
love all of you.
Alfred and Emmie Joines

ma City. Dinner will follow Sun-
day's service.
Come and show your appreci-
ation to Pastor and Sister Wat-
kins on these'two special days.

Episcopal Women's
Luncheon Tuesday
The annual St. James Episco-
pal Church .women's luncheon
will be held in Coldewey Hall this
coming Tuesday, February 6 at
12:00 noon.'
For those wishing to play,
bridge will follow with prizes for
those competing. Door prizes will
be drawn for those staying only
for the luncheon.
Alice Core and Gay Weeks are
co-chairmen for the event.
Tickets may be obtained by
calling 227-1269 or 229-8613.

Our Lady of Guadalupe
15th Street Mexico Beach

Fabulous Friday Feast

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


.. ..... irs t -aptist cnurn i ,
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 ofMusic & Youth


,\ 2420 Long Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
,~-- 904-229-6886

Port St. Joe's "Port of Viclory"

Sunday School .........:..............................10 a.m.
M morning W orship......................... .............. 1 a.m.
Sunday Evening ........................................6.. p.m.
Wednesday Evening ......................p..............7 p.m.

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

The Church of Christ

in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Sunday School : 9 a.n. CDT
Worship Service 10 a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study 7p.m.

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

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



(u s N"

508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
SUNDAY WORSHIP.................. ......10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL.............................. 11 a.m.
*SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children

Jesus As Lord

It is good to have pride. In our society
the name "Lord" is not used in relationship
to other humans. As a Christian we use this
term for Jesus. We have a spiritual relation-
ship with God, the Father, through His Son.
The church is entitled to a vocabulary which
it understands. We know that we are not
Lord over others in any sense, spiritual or
physical. Jesus is Lord of every Christian's
life. A Christian becomes the servant of
Christ through His church. There are many
things we probably would not do for money,
but we may do as our Christian witness.
Several years ago I was at a Minister's
Luncheon where a lovely older lady attended
our table. Her family controlled hundreds of
millions of dollars in a merchandising chain.
She made her witness as a Christian be-
cause Jesus, was Lord of her life. II Corinthi-
ans 4:5, "For what we
preach is not' our-*
selves, but Jesus
Christ as Lord, with
ourselves as your ser-
vants for Jesus' sake."

Oliver F. Taylor
Visitation Minister. First
United Methodist Church

tilizer per 50 feet of row space.
Sidedress potatoes twice ,three
weeks apart with one pound of
10-10-10 per 50 feet of row
Many gardeners are sur-
prised to see small green, tomato-
like fruits forming on the tops of
potato plants at certain times of
the year. These fruits are not the
result of crossing of potatoes with
tomatoes, but are the natural
fruits ,of the potato plant. Dig
your potatoes in May before the
summer rains begin.

Varieties recommended for
north Florida are the round
whites such as Atlantic, Sebago,
and Superior, and the round reds
like Red LaSoda and Red Pontiac.
Do not plant the long baking
types as they grow poorly.

Chu7171rch f Your
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(1 Hour Presentation)
Families Welcome -
Port St. Joe High
School gym, February 10
(Saturday) 2 p.m.



Bible Study: Wor
10 a.m. Sunday 11 a.m. Su
7 p.m. Wednesday Nu
Call 229-8310
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Corner or 20th Street & Marvin Avenue

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:
My husband and I just
divorced three months ago. My 15
year old daughter and I used to
talk together a lot. Over the past
two months, though, she seems to
be pulling away, from me. Her
grades are falling and she seems
to be more irritable. I try to talk,
to her, but she just hides in her
room. What can I do? Is she
I depressed?
-- Worried Mom

Dear Worried Mon:
Some of the symptoms you
have described-Irritable, poor
grades, isolating in her room; all
may be indicators of depression.
You indicate a major life event for
Sher-your divorce. You say that
you try to talk to her, this is good.
However, maybe she is experienc-
ing some anger toward you or
toward herself and doesn't know
how to express it. Depression is
often anger turned inward. It may
be good to provide her the oppor-
tunity to talk to a counselor-
someone who can be objective and
removed from the situation.
I am concerned for your.
daughter. The symptoms of
depression (irritability, lack of.

'interest, change in hygiene,
change in amount of sleep, Isola-
tion) are also similar to the symp-
toms of adolescence. However, it
is always my opinion to be safe
rather than sorry and have her
evaluated. Gulf County Guidance
Clinic'has several counselors on
staff who would be qualified to
help. The agency also provides 24-
hour crisis support, if needed.
Your quick response to the
changes in your daughter's
behavior is a positive sign. If your
'daughter. is depressed, catching It
.quickly can help to make for a
;-'faster recovery. Thank you for
Scott Johnson, M.S.
Outreach Counselor: .
No&e: Please address your ques-
Stions and comments to:
.Dear Couriselor. 311 Williams
Aye., Port St. Joe, I'L 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

Ifts Time To Plant-

Those Potatoes


Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
.The Irish potato is a good
choice for most Florida gardens.
When planted in the late winter
or early spring (February-March
10), 100 pounds of seed should
s produce 10 bushels or more of
L. potatoes. Use certified seed pota-
to where possible. Avoid table-
rstock potato as planting stock as
L you may get a poor variety or one
l. that will not sprout. Each seed,
piece should be cut into a two-
ounce size and should have two
or more eyes. The cut seedpiece
could be dusted with a fungicide
such as captain to prevent seed-
piece decay. Fall planting is not
advisable. For planting, it is best
to first make a raised bed about
six inches high and one to two.
feet wide. If several rows are to be
planted, space these rows 36-42.
inches apart in the garden. Then
open a seed furrow three to four
inches deep down the center of
the row. Place the seed pieces
into the furrow at eight to twelve
inch intervals. Cover and water

Gulf County
Extension Service


Roy Lee Carter

the freshly planted rows. When
preparing the bed, make sure you
have .used liberal amounts of fer-
tilizer, one quart of 10-10-10 fer-

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



7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Zi 'Z Sunday School 9:45
8:00.a.m. (CT)D


4\$ We Want You To Be
Part of tie-Friendly Place

BIBLE STUDY...... ....... ...9:45 a.m. EVENING WORSHIP .......7.7:00 p.m.
MORNING WORSHIP..................11.00 a.m. WEDNESDAY .................. 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH TRAINING ................. 5:45 p.m.
.Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue
Pastor Minister of Music

Constitution AndMonument
Catch the S it Porst. oe
Sunday School ......... 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m. Felowship...... 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Choir Practice
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Wednesday............ 7:30 p.m.

first United Methodist Cs rchi
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

Nursery Available
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor

Hickor Hollo Chape




1991 GMC 1500 SLE, 4.3 LT, 82k
miles, one owner, $8,900. Call 647-
5242 or 648-5280. 2tc 2/1
1988 Chevrolet Caprice Classic, air
cond., auto., cruise control, elec. win-
Sdows. Call 648-8932. ltp 2/1
1993 Pontlac Grand Am, good cond.,
4 dr., air con., auto., abs, power
locks, $7,000 obo. 229-6055 or 227-
3539. 2tc 2/1
'88 Camaro, V-6, auto, air cond., t-
tops, $3,900. 648-5058. ltp 2/1
1986 Maxima 4 dr., one owner, very
clean, $2,800. Call 229-6097.
Tioga motor home, fully self-
contained, 350 engine, NEW carpet/
wallpaper. $6,000. Call for more infor-
mation, 639-3507. Itp 2/1
The Wewahltchka State Bank will be
accepting bids from Jan. 25, 1996
through February 15, 1996. for
1) 1971 Chevy Camaro, 2 dr., a/c,
2) 1995 Dodge Dakota, loaded, 5
sped., V-8, cruise control, am/fm
stereo w/cassette, cloth seats;
3) 1990 Pontiac Firebird, am/fin ster-
eo, air cond.;
4) 1993 Chevy S-10
The Wewahitchka State Bank re-
serves the right to rejectany and all
bids. 2tc 2/1
'93 Chevy Caprice, 4 dr., Feb. '96
NADA wholesale price $10,000, your
cost $9,800. St. Jude, wholesale,
non-profit Call 227-3259. Itp 2/1
'88 Winnebago La Shard, gas, auto.,
gen., roof air, excel. cond., $17,500.
Call 229-2676. 2tc 1/25

14' fiberglass V-bow, 1978 20 hp Mer-
cury, new tires & wheels on trailer,
new 24 Ib. thrust trolling motor, all in -
good cond.', $800. Tow bar, $75. 227-
7214. tfc 2/1

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 827-290q. tfc 1/25

Eighth St., one bedroom upstairs
apartment for rent. EO. 648-4338.
Itp 2/1
2 bedroom furnished trailer in High-
land View. Call 227-1260. tfc 2/1
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. tfc 1/25
Furnished trailers for rent, 5 miles
past Overstreet Bridge on Hwy. 386
toward Wewa. Call 648-5306.
tfc 2/1
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. 648-5476. tfc 2/1
2 bedroom,. 1 bath mobile home. Nice
and clean, $200 month, $150 deposit.
2042 Trout St., Highland View. 647--
3264 tfc 1/4
BAYOU STORAGE, units for rental
High and Dry after Opal. Located, on
Hwy. C-30 next to todd Land Devel-
opment. Call 229-8397 or 227-2191.
tfe 2/1

MOSS CREEK APTS., 904/639-
2722. 1 & 2 bedroom apartments lo-
cated 200 Amy Circle, Wewahitchka,
FL. Rent starts at $275. Cen. air &
heat, blinds, carpeting, stove, refrig.
Equal Housing Opport-Unty. Hearing
impaired number 904-472-3952.
tfc 2/1

The Phantry Hotel, Rooms r Private ,,
baths. Daily or weekly rates. 302 Reid
Ave. Port St. Joe, 229-9000. tic 2/1

Liberty Manor: Apti., 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.
fur., 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-i'P
aged by Advisors Realty.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
tfc 2/1

PINE RIDGE APTS., (904) 227-7451.
Rents starting at $245.00 per mo. Af-
fordable Living for low to middle in-
come families. Featuring 1, 2 & 3
bedroom apts. with cen. h&a, energy
saving appliances, patios & outside
storage. For hearing impaired call
(904) 472-3952. Equal Housing Op-
portunity. tfc 2/1
* Large 2 bdrm, house, stove & re-
frig., cen. h&a, screen porch, car-
port & laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove
:& refrg., 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 229-8777 after 7 p.m.

Warehouses, small and large
with office, suitable for sma
hess, 229-6200.

Ul busi-
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. tfc 2/1

1402 Long Avenue, 2 bed-
room, 1 ba., din. rm, cen.
h/a, stove, refrig., $365
month plus deposit. Water
included. 227-5443.
tfc 2/1

Garage Sale: 524 Third St. Weight
bench, single bed frame, bikes, toys
and lots more. 8 a.m. 12 noon, Sat-
urday, Feb. 3. ltc 2/1
Two Family Yard Sale: Saturday, Feb.
3, Hwy. 71, north of Wewa; Refrigera-
tor & freezer, lots of misc, new appli-
ance parts. 7:30 until ? 639-5099.
ltc 2/1
Moving Sale due to divorce. Antiques,
furniture, appliances and much more.
Everything must go. 2502 Hwy. 98,
Mexico Beach. Saturday, Feb. 3.

Yard Sale: Friday and Saturday, Feb.
2 & 3, 708 Long Avenue. 8:00, a.m.
,until. ltp 2/1
SYard Sale: Saturday. Feb. 3, 414 Ari-
zona Dr., Mexico beach. Lots of baby
clothes, baby items, girls clothes,
wedding dress, tools, misc. I tc 2/i
Yard Sale: 1303 Woodward Ave. Sat-
urday '8 a.m. Stove, portable dish-
washer, toys, and more: '227-3312.
Itc. 2/1

S A 33^

tc. 2/1 Bartender needed, Hwy. 71 and Hwy.
386, Marie's Corner Bar. Apply in per-
, some son, open at 11 a.m. tfc 2/1

Service Writer/Store Sales for l1cal
marina. Knowledge of boats, marine
engines, saltwater fishing helpful. Full
time position, equal opportunity, drug
free work place. Apply in person at
Marquardt's Marina; 3904" Hwy. 98,
Mexico Beach. 2tc 2/1

Postal Jobs: $12.68/hr to start, plus
benefits. Carriers; sorters, clerks,
computer trainees. For an application
and exam information, call ,1-800-
636-5601, ext. P2340, 9 am to 9 pm.
7 days. 3tp 2/1
LOOKING for mature individual 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 2/1

Drivers / Pay: 25 1/2/mi.
to start, pay for experience, 3
raises 1st yr.,'excellent bonus-
es, profit sharing, dir. deposit
avail. BENEFITS, Blue Cross/
Blue Shield ins. & more. If
you're a team, grad or 22 w/1
yr. OTR/CDL'A'. 1-800-633-
0550, ext. L-50. ltp 2/1

Yamaha organ, top of line, double
keyboard, has everything, like new,
$1,200. 648-8782. ltc 2/1
1991 14x70' Cavalier mobile home,
excel. cond., deck included, $14,000,
227-2144 or 229-6245. 2tc 2/1
Play pen, infant car seat/ carrier, bat-
tery powered swing, booster seat,
bath seat and other misc. items in-
cluding girls clothes and shoes size 0-
24 months. Also, couch $50 and 4
ladderback chairs. Call 227-1589.
ltp 2/1
Moving Sale: 2 complete twin bed
sets, dining table set, antique china.
hutch and baby furniture. Many
misc. items. Call 227-1795. Ite 2/1
Day bed, white Iron with pop up trun-
dle frame and two twin Sealy mat-
tresses, $200. 648-4447. Itc 2/1

Firewood, lwb pickup truck load, $50.
Call 229-9070 after 5:00 or leave
message. 4tp 2/1
Dishwasher, 30 gallon hot water heat,
cen. air and, heat unit, double stain-
less steel sink, rolls of insulation, for
16" walls, interior doors, bathroom
sinks, good shape, good price, 229-
6720. Itp2/1
CARPENTRY, patio enclosure, siding,
windows installed, your home built,
additions, decks and more. 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 2/1
Sanyo microwave, $50. Computer
desk with matching shelves $80; love
seat, $50; curtains, girls .clothing, 4-
6, Kimball organ, with musical
rhythm, $350. Some miscellaneous
Items. Call 229-6505. No calls after
9:00.p.m. Please l tp 2/1
Spinet piano, responsible party to
take over payments. Can be seen lo-
cally. 904-734-7320. 2tc 2/1
Tow dolly, very good condition, $450.
Call 647-5194. tfc 1/25
New Leisure-Matic 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

Wanted to Buy: Baby bed, in cherry
wood color, in excellent condition.
Call 227-3412 after 6:00 p.m.
Wanted: Part-time adult babysitter for
2 1/2 year old child. Daytime only.
227-2049. tfe 2/1
Wanted: Used pressure treated lum-
ber to build large deck. 648-8334.


Nikken Independent
Sandy Mullls 904-647-

* Distributor. Port St. Joe Serenity Group
-8783. Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
6tp,2/1 Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
iues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
+ jMethodist Church, PSJ

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

SResidential Custom Wood
Commercial Industrial

A 8 R Mechanical
security feioa/ a
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estmaies
ElN #5931 15646 904) 647-4047


Engine Repair




Call 229-8039
3tp 1/18


Catherine L. Collier
Indenpendeir Sales Representaane
211 Allen 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
Call229-6435 t,,4/6

John F. Law
Practicing over 20 Years
No Recovery No Fee (Costs Only)
7229 Deer Haven Road, P.C.

"The Lttle House with the Big Deals"
Corner of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahltchka, FL 32465
Business: (904) 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Fri. 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 Lodge No. 11
Reg. Stated Communication
1st and 3rd Thursday.of each
month, 8:00 p.m., Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave.
Marlen Taylor, W.M.

Decorative, Alterations, etc.
Lynda Bryant 229-9345
Port St. Joe
4tp 1/11

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

"Caring for God's Creation"

Genesis Lawn Service
free Estimates Honest O Depeadable
227-7406 t2

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

C.J' s Lwn

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
I Small Engine Repairs I

S Factory Warranty Center

Weedeaters I
I)\\ Tillers I
Chain Saws I
Pumps I
I Engine Sales I
!. !

I 706 1st St. St. Joe i
I 227-2112 i
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Wca Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church, Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday' at 7:00. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00.

Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box A1C, PortSt. Joe
lPhone 229-6018

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

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

o- Commercial
': Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
* Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
SReal Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
Serving GIf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
648-01 ;`

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

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

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

Nhadynua Service
AnyJob Big or Small Reasonable Rates
Call 229-26 18
Ask for Gene

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

NXL Microsystems
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 rc 1/4


ielson, Rainbird and Toro
Free Estimates and Design


\ Allen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair j

Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth'St.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 t 1i/4 Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Let us do the caring while you're away
Serving Port St. Joe and the Surroundin, Areas
Call J j, Mari/
(904) 229-1065 tfc 12/14

Une ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
50 for each additional word.
$2.00 for each consecutive
week with no changes. Call
227-1278 tp place yours.
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Mushroom Compost, $15 yard, any-
time, 648-5165. tfc 3/7

, Bulldog puppies, 6 weeks old. Call af-
ter 6:00 p.m., 229-6732. 2tp 2/1

FREE to good home, 1/2 lab, 1/2
cocker spaniel. Female, spayed and
very gentle. Can be seen at 708 Long

Insure your pet's winter coat. Ask
2727 about Happy Jack Tonekote.
Delicious nutritional food supple-
ment 6tc 1/4
Get a jump on fleas. Supplement
monthly flea programs with HAPPY
JACK TABLICKS. Repels adult fleas
on dogs & cats and conditions coat
naturally. BARFIELD'S LAWN & GAR-
DEN, 229-2727.

Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
tfe 2/1

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

Gulf Coast Electric has filed with the
Federal Government a Compliance
Assurance in which it assures the
Rural Electrification Administration
that it will comply fully with all
requirements of Title'VI, of the. Civil
Rights Act of 1964, all requirements of
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
of 1973. as amended, all requirements
of the Age Discrimination. Act of 1975.
as amended, and all requirements of
the rules and regulations of the U.S.
Department of Agriculture to the end
,that no person in the United States
)shall, on the grounds of race, to the
color or national origin, or solely by
.reason of such person's handicap or
on the basis of age, be excluded from
participation in, be denied the benefits
of or be otherwise subjected to dis-
crimination in the conduct of its pro-
gram, or the operation of its facilities.
"Under this Assurance. this organiza-
tion is committed not to discriminate
against any person on the grounds of
race. color, or national origin, solely
by reason of such person's handicap.
or on the basis of age, in its policies
and practices relating to applications
for service or any policies and prac-
tices relating to treatment of benefi-
ciaries and participants Including
employment, rates, conditions and
extension of service, admission or
access to or use of any of its facilities.
attendance at and participation in any

meetings of beneficiaries and partici-
pants or the exercise of any rights of
such beneficiaries and participants in
the conduct of the operations of this
organization. The person in the orga-
nization responsible for coordinating
the nondiscrimination compliance
efforts of this organization is the
General Manager.
Any individual, or any specific class of
Individuals, who feel subjected by this
organization to discrimination prohib-
ited by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act,
by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act, by the Age Discrimination Act or
by the rules and regulations of the U.
S. Department of Agriculture may per-
sonally' or through a representative,
file with the Office of the Secretary, U.
S. Department of Agriculture, Wash-
ington, D. C. 20250; the office of the
Administrator, Rural Electrification
Administration, Washington, D.C.
20250: the Office of Advocacy and
Enterprise, U. S. Department of
Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250;
or this organization, or all, a written
complaint Such complaint must be
filed not later than 180 days after the
alleged discrimination, or by such
later date to which the Secretary of
Agriculture or the Administrator of the
Rural Utilities Service extends the
time for filing. Identity of the com-
plainants will be kept confidential
except to the extent necessary to carry
out the purposes of the rules and reg-
ulations of the U. S; Department of

St Joseph Telephone & Tele-
graph Company is the recipient of
Federal financial assistance from the
Rural Electrification Administratior,
an agency of the U. S. Department of
Agriculture, and. is subject to the pro-
visions of Title VI of the Civil Rights
Act of 1964, as amended,. Section 504
of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as
amended, the Age Discrimination Act
of 1975, as amended, and the rules
and regulations of the U. S. Depart-
mert of Agriculture which provide
that no person in the United States
on the basis of race, color, national
origin, age or handicap, shall be ex-
cluded from participation in, admis-
sion or access to, denied the benefits
of, or be otherwise subjected to dis-
crimination under any of this organi-
Szation's programs or activities.
The person responsible for coor-
dinating this, organization's nondis-
crimination compliance efforts is Al-
bert B. Cain, Administrative Services
Manager. Any individual, or specific
class of individuals, who feels that
this organization has subjected them
to discrimination may obtain further
Information about the statutes and
regulations listed above from and/or
file written complaint with this or-
ganization; or the Secretary, U. S. De-
partment of Agriculture. Washington.
D.C. 20250: or the Administrator. Ru-
ral Electrification Administration,
Washington, D.C. 20250. Complaints
must be filed within 180 days after
the alleged discrinlnation. Cornfden-
tiality will be maintained to the extent
possible I tc 2/1

Relay For Life!


Two bedroom house in Wewahitchka,
fronts Lake Alice. Den, porch room,
garage, central heat, carpets, drapes.
All plumbing, electric & windows re-
cently replaced; Reduced to $35,000.
904-674-2921. 2tp 2/1

Mobile home lots, 1/2 acre plus, near
Port St. Joe High School. Call Leonard
Costin, 647-8317. 6tc 2/1

For Sale by Owner: 1 block from
,school. 3 bdrm., 1 ba. block home.
Great room, kit./den/liv. rm. combi-
nation. Screened back porch, large
carport, fenced yard on corner lot
(high and dry). Ceramic tile bath.
229-6673 after 5:00. tfc 2/1
Golf course lot for sale at St Joseph
Bay Country Club. $35,000. Call 647-
8317. 6tc 2/1

By Owner. '24'x48' double wide on
high ground lot 75'x150'. New heat/.
air, well insulated. new hip roof &
shingles. 2 bdrm., 1 bath, new tub,
elec. water pump, 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 mile from beach. All new
carpet, mini blinds & vertical & fix-
tures, nat gas heat, 1 yr. old, recent
hw/htr, roof, deck.: Sells 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 2/1
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 827-6855. tfc 2/1

1990 Fleetwood, vinyl sided and un-
derpinned, 3 bdrm., 2 ba., Ig. living
rm.. din. rm. & pantry. Appli. includ-
ed, cen. h/a, 2 outside sheds, 1 shal-
ow & 1 deep well on high and dry lot
109 W. Rogers St. $35,000. 227-
201:2. Itc2/1

21,09 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. 4te 2/1

For Lease: 3/4 bdrm., 2 ba., 1/3
acre lot Cape Plantation, 904-383-
5524 3tc 1/18

For Sale: Cape San Blas, 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 2/1

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 St. and Williams
Ave, Port St. Joe, 2700 sq. ft.,
$75,000. 647-8066 or 648-8669.
tfc 12/14

Gulf view lot, Mexico Beach,
$32,500.00. 648-4648. tfc 2/1

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

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

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

For sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'xf6' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/flreplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
util. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. 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 2/1

SALE, nice stucco 3 bdrm., 2
ba.; Lanai w/heated pool; gar-
age & storage bldg. $110,000.
206 Narvaez St.
647-3281 t


BID NO. 9596-18
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida. will receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corporation interested in
Providing to the County the following
(1) One parcel of land containing 10 to 20
acres to be used as a Gulf County
Industrial Park. Preference will be given to
those parcels not located in a flood zone,
Only those parcels located on Highway 71;
South ofWewahltchka and within the Gulf

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

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

Coast Electric Coop's service area will be
Questions should be directed to the Chief
Administrator's office at (904) 229-6111.
Delivery date must be specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver unit on
specified date will be set at $25.00 per day.
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER and what the
BID is for.
Bids will be received until 5:00 o'clock, p.m..
E.S.T., February 13, 1996, at the Offce of the
Clerk of circuit Court, Gulf County Courthouse,
1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
/s/ Billy E. Traylor, chairman'
2tc. February 1 and 8, 1996.

Relay For Life!


Beachside. Mexico Beach. 112 #3 S. 40th St. One unit in trip-
lex, Captain's Quarter 3, 1 bdrm., and sleeping alcove, 1 ba.,
cen. h/a, furnished. 1/2 block to beach. $45,000..
Hwy 98, Beacon Hill. Gulf view. 5 bdrm., 3 ba. approx. 2,300
sq. ft., cen. h/a. Many extras. Commercial or, residential.
Gulf Aire Dr. 1/2 duplex, 3 bdrm., 2 ba., fireplace, garage.

GLOW ,(904) 648-5716
820 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach
SOF BAY 1-800-872-2782
SCo. 'IKE DUREN,Broker
JANICE BROWNELL, Salesperson ELLEN MEGILL, Salesperson
Res. 648-8761 Res. 648-8873

Fantasy Properties, Inc. :

1200 U. S. Hwy. 98 John M. Delorme, Realtor Joy Holder -648-8493
647-3633 Joan Kent 647-3264
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor Judie McCormick- 648-8595
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478 647-8939 Don Rains 647-3270
Moira Ritch 647-5286
Joan Smithwick 648-8121

We wish to thank all our buyers and sellers for making 1995 our biggest
year yet. Special congratulations to Top Performers in 1995 with over

$1,000,00 in Sales & Listings -Ellen Allemore and JoyHolder.:

St. Joe Beach, 6260 Highway 98, 54 feet facing the
gulf affording a great panoramic view. House has
many possibilities-could be used as a single family,
6 bedroom, 4 bath home. Two story octagon con-
struction with 5 steel beams designed to withstand
the elements. Could also be used as two separate
apartments as 'the lower level has 2 bedrooms, 2
baths with a kitchen and its own central heat/air sys-
tem. All new decking covering half of the house. City
water, septic, and irrigation well. Home is on one lot'
and also comes with another adjoining yet separate
lot. Must be seen to be appreciated. Too many fea-
tures to list. Priced at $235,000.
Mexico Beach large two 'story stilt townhouse on the Gulf, end
unit, 3 bd.; 3 be., tastefully decorated, all elec. kitchen, fully fur-
nished, 2 Ig. decks'overlooking Gulf. Paved parking underneath -
new roof approximately 1985 sq. ft. Not on rental program -
St. Joe Beach recently constructed 4 bd., 3 ba. gulf front home.
Features an all elec. kitchen, 2 Ig. decks, fully furnished including
Icemaker refrlg., dishwasher, microwave, 2 color TV's, outdoor hot
and cold shower, 2 a/c units, paved parking underneath. Excellent
rental history. $285,000.
Gulf Front St. Joe Beach. Beautiful decorated 3 bd., 2 ba., 1/2 of
duplex, completely remodeled in -1992, 1 bd., 1 be. downstairs, 2
bd., 1 ba. upstairs, washer/dryer, new ch/a, excellent rental.
209 Virginia St. Hamilton mobile home, 14'x70', 1989, has Fla. rm.
addition, can. h&a,.split 2 bdrm. plan, 2 be., w/garden tub, quiet
neighborhood, located on 2 nicely landscaped lots, Ig. util. shed.
Business for Sale, Existing Pizza Restaurant and Bakery. locally
owned and operated, well established business. Excellent location in
high traffic area of Mexico Beach. $49,000. Owner financing availa-
ble. Call for details.
Mexico. Beach Gulf View. 121 First St. Steps to, the beach, well
maintained 3 BR, 1 ba. home w/new carpet & vinyl. Can. h&a,
316 Hatley Dr. Center unit in triplex. Nice quiet neighborhood, 3
bdrm., 2 ba. $55,000.
117 First St., 2 bd., 1 ba. stilt beach house, excellent rental, nice
weekend retreat, completely furnished, $49,000.

WATERVIEW townhouse 2 bd., 1 1/2 ba., Hwy. 98 and 28th St.,
furnished, nostorm water damage. $70,000.
129 Circle Drive, great view, Florida room, deck, 3 bd/2 ba. com-
pletely updated, excellent rental, furnished, $150,000.
42nd St.- Excellent rental, 1/2 of duplex, water view from deck, 2
bdrm., 1 1/2 ba., can. h&a, appliances, stove, refrig., dishwasher', mi-
crowave, dryer, $77,000.
Corner of 31st St. -Duplex each side of duplex has 1 bd., 1 be.,
neatly furnished. Approx. 100' hwy. frontage. .-Zoned tourist/
commercial. $90,000.
110 40th St. Apt. #2 2 bd., 1 ba., furnished, close to beach, re-
duced to $37,000. Make offer.
109B S. 38th St. Summer Place #11 Nicely furnished 3 bd. 1.5
bath townhouse. Fully furnished including w/d, elec. kit., d.w., house
has new a/c system and new hot water heater. Excellent rental po-
tential. Reduced to $67,500.

Gulfaire Sub. 213 Sea Pines Dr. Lg. 4 bd., 3 ba. home. Kitchen ap-
pliances included, screened patio, plenty of closet space, balcony off
master bdrm., partially fenced back yd., cedar siding. Nice neighbor-
hood with pool & tennis court privileges. Priced to sell at $129,000.
8401 Tradewinds Dr. Never miss a sunset from this custom-built,
gulf view 2-story cedar home. Offers 4/5 bd., 3 ba. over-sized stone
fireplace, fam. rm. w/wet bar & surround-sound speakers. This is 'a
comfortable family and entertainment home. $178,500.
GulfAire Dr. Triplex, two 3 bd., 2 ba. units and one 1 bd., 1 ba.
unit, very nice, good investment, all 3 at $175, 000

142 Bay St. One block to beach, corner lot, 2 bd., 1 ba., deck, pil-
ings, storage underneath, $74,500.
St. Joe Beach Modular home 221 Court St. Remodelled, fur-
nished, 2 bd., 1 ba., covered deck, high lot, partial water view
229 Coronado St. Completely furnished, carpeted, 2 bd., 1 ba. cot-
tage, 1 1/2 blocks to beach. New roof, screened porch on nice
65'x125' lot. $63,000.

100 Santa Anna. Frame duplex 2 bd., 1 be. upstairs, 1 bd., 1 ba.
downstairs, 1/2 block to beach. Good rental history. $8,00. Re-'
duced to $75,000.
Coronado #7 2 bd., 1 1/2 be. townhome, unrestricted gulf view,
furnished, nice. Reduced to $85,000. Make offer.

Lucia Ave. Approx. 1/2 acre restricted lot is ready for your future
home with 900 gallon septic tank (plus "sump pump") permitted for
3 bd/2 ba. house, cleared and chain link fenced, $30,000.
Beacon Hill -218 Triton St. Great property to use for vacation/
weekends or permanent living. Comfortable home on level treed lot
:- close to beach. UPDATEDI 1992 bathroom kitchen cabinets,
flooring. Living room din. rm., kitchen 3 bd., 1 ba. Call to see.
$6,09-. Reduced to $69,500.

219 7th St. Three large bedroom, 1 ba. home w/roomy kitchen &
dining area. New carpet, freshly painted. Fireplace in liv. rm. Cen.
air,.gas heat, stove, refrig., washer & dryer. Storage shed, util. rm.,
on nice 50'x175' fenced lot. Priced at only $44,900.

Squirrel Ave. FISH, RELAX & BE IN COMFORT. This well-builtA-
frame home is situated on 2 cleared lots. Offers 4 bd., 1 1/2 ba.,
loft area, livJdining area w/open cross-beamed ceiling. Kit. has
new cabinets & new vinyl flooring. Cen. air, gas heater, new hot
water tank, Ig. screened 'front porch. This and more for a very af-
fordable price of $48,600.0.6 Reduced to $38,500.

263 West Forest St. Newly painted 2 bd., 1 ba. mobile home on
Ig. cleared lot, 163'x330'. Also has fish pond. $20,950.
200 Canal Dr. Nice corner-lot with a 2 bd., 1 ba. mobile home,
handyman's special, $27,900.
400 N. Canal St. Watch the boats go by from your comfortable 2
bd., 2 ba. stucco home with 100' on Intracoastal Canal, ch/a, all
elec., priv. fence, 2 storage bldgs., satellite dish. Peaceful neigh-
borhood reduced $7,900. Reduced $69,500.

2.5 plus acres commercial/industrial with old garage, lots of possi-
bilities, $99,000.
37th St. approx. 75'x100' beachside, Pier Road., $57,000.
U.S. 98 between Balboa & Magellan 3/4 block & 1 lot. Permit-
ted for condos only. $330,000
Corner Nautilus Americus, Lot 1, BIk. A, nice corner lot,
85'x150', $20,000.
Nautilus Dr., BIk. A, lot 3, good size $18,000.
Nautilus Dr., BIk. A, Lot 9, city water, city sewer, 80'x150' lot.
Sea Pines Drive, Lot 5, BIk. B, nice lot for your dream home, re-
stricted subd. with swimming pool & tennis court. $26,900.
Gulfaire Dr., Lot 22, block "D", nice lot, single family, priced to
sell. Reduced to $15,000.

14C Bay St. Nice 3 bd., 1 ba. frame home on a nice lot in a seclud- ufAr Dr. Lot 11 Block C, Phase 2 approx. 75x125',
ed neighborhood. House has Ig. screened porch and a 14'x24' auxil- 29,000.
iary building. Priced to sell at $69,900. $29,000
SGulfAire Dr. Lot 9, Block G, Phase 2 approx. 74'x120' -
6917 Georgia Ave. Modular home in excel. cond. Many features in- close to pool & tennis court Reduced to $21,000.
eluding double garage, workshop, front & back porch, concrete drive,
cathedral ceiling & Ig. liv: rm., 3 bd., 2 ba., landscaped & TV satellite GulfAIre Dr. Lot 15, Block C, Phase 2 approx. 85'x125',
dish. Must see to appreciate. $62,900. Make offer. $22,900

Cypress St. (off 15th St.) 2 large commercial lots 124'x87.5' for
a total of 250' on road to be sold together $35,000.
Azalea St. Nice residential lot, 75'x100'. Good neighborhood,
priced to sell at $12,900.'
5th St. Large lot, nice area, zoned for homes only, $12,500.
Robin Lane: Lot 9, Block 3, Unit 17. Nice residential neighborhood.

Grand Isle Subd. Lot 3 & 4, Block D, unit 15 approx. 70' x 100'
each zoned houses only. $10,000 each, both for $18,500.
Large corner lot, corner Hatley Dr. & Hwy. 386, Mexico Beach.
85'x508'x300'x236'. Zoned residential, $17,500.
Robin Lane, lot for sale, houses only, $11,500.
South 36th St.: Excellent 75' x 100' lot 4th from water, $65,000
8th St., between Oleander & Fortner, 50'x150', $17,500
Corner of Robin Lane & Hwy. 386-A. Nice vacant lot,
149.6'x70'x127.8'x 100'. Reduced $14,000 Make offer.
Robin Lane Unit 17, Block 1, Lot 10 approx. 250'x100' irregu-
lar shape, has septic tank, restricted to houses $17,500
Grand Isle Kim Kove Lot 8,' Block C, Unit 15 75'x115'. Hous-
es, $12,000
Grand Isle Nan Nook & Kim Kove Lot 19, Block D approx.
71.8'x115'- houses $11,500
High elevation close to beach. Block 46, lot 7, 75x125', septic,
tank, $21,900; Block 46 lot 11, 75x125, $21,000. May be used
for mobile homes or houses.
Atlantic St. 50' x 100' lot, steps to water, $20,000.
Pineda St.: Four 50'x125' lots, 1 block to beach, $20,000 each.
Americus & Selma Lot 11, BIk. 10, Unit 1 approx. 84'x150,
Garrison Ave. Nice residential lot cleared and ready for your
new home. 75'x150' Lot 9, Block 92, Unit 2. High and dry.
$46,000. $13,000.
Faulk Place. Vacant lot 100'x120' approx. with large septic tank,
Beacon Hill Estates Hwy. 386 Lot 9, Block 1, Unit 1 approx.
100'x120', $17,000
Beacon Hill Estates Lucia Ave. Lot 10, Block 1, Unit 1, Approx.
100'x120' 13,000
Beacon Hill Estates: Triton St. Lots 5 & 6, Block 3, Unit 1 irreg-
ular $32.000.
Starfish & Cowries'Ave. Lot 20, Block 22, $13,500
Creekwood: Package Deal two interior lots give you over 1 acre,
plus Two recreational lots 150' on Wetappo Creek, $22,000.
Sunshine Farms 7 + acres, $7,500 per acre. One parcel with
septic tank at $14,500 if sold separately.
Creekwood Estates Lot 17, 1/2 acre, $11,000

Land's Landing Lots 9 and 10, Riverside Park, Land Drive. 1
block to boat basin, $8,000 ea. Both lots available for less mo-
Enjoy country living at Gulf County Farms, 4 acres, $15,700.
Stone Mill Creek close to great freshwater fishing, each lot
$6,900. Blk. D, lot 1 and lot 3.
Wetappo Creek AND Hwy. 386 Frontage. 15.4 m/l acres of se-
rene and peaceful country. Many possibilities for development or
just your own private homesite. Call our office now for more de-
tails. $55,000. 1

(904) 227-1892 or (800) 261-1892
DRAGON'S 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. $189,000.
WATERFRONT DEAD LAKES/CYPRESS CREEK: Retire on income producing rentals & campsites on 4 + acres.
Reduced to $89,000.
:PORT ST. JOE, 602 17th St., 3 bdrm. on Ig. lot, move in condition! HW floors. See at OPEN HOUSE 2-11-96,1-3
P.M. or call Marie today. $118,000.
GULF FRONT LOT: Build your dream home here! Beautiful vegetation & dunes.100 x approx. 950'. $140,000,
owner financing. Call Marie for this one.,
NEW LISTING: Gulf front 107 x approx. 1160'. Next to State Park, heavy vegetation & massive dunes. Call Marie.
$250,000. .
NEW LISTING: Waterfront, Overstreet. Beautiful 3 bdrm;, 2/5 bath home with so many extras you've 'got to see
to believe.' Canal& Lake frontage. Call Barbara. $160,000.
The owners and staff of Coldwell Banker B & B Properties, Inc. join the County Board of Commissioners in supporting the
relighting of the Cape San Bias Lighthouse. Please stop by our office to sign our petition of support. You will find us right
Before the entrance to the State Park.


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