The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: February 15, 1996
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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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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USPS 518-880

"Hold" Placed

On Proposed

Ut.ilit.y Ta.x Levy

Challenge of Suburban Proposal
Draws Objections From the Public;
SI Similar Idea Tied Up In Courts.


Joe Myers, state director of the Department of Emergen- come about in the system. lichael Hardin and Jim Loomis,
cy Management, shown above right, tells a group of the Gulf other state DEM officials, wrre present to tell the audience
County emergency team of changes which have recently of help they can expect to receive in an emergency.

State Making Changes to Protect Small Counties

In Disaster-State Director Tells Gulf Team They Can Expect Immediate Aid

County officials were brought
up-to-date last week by the De-
partment of Emergency Manage-
ment on the latest tools installed
by the state of Florida to deal
with emergencies.
Joe Myers, director of the
DEM, Jim Loomis District Coordi-
nator and Michael Hardin, area
coordinator, presented a visual
and vocal report on how the de-
partlment was being arranged to
:-: ." 'd better facilitate -prote'ction of 'the
public during emergencies.
"It's bound to happen here,"
Myers said. was here with an-
other such report two years ago
and since then you have had six
Presidential-declared disasters
and one Presidential-declared
Myers was attempting to
show local officials the additional
areas of help the state has to offer
and the.changes in the time-table
for delivering it.
"We are now committed to
having aid in place within 72
hours. That means within 72
hours after a storm or disaster
strikes, your people will be receiv-
ing aid to maintain life and safe-
ty," the state director said.
The 'speaker said the state
level of disaster aidis gearing up'
to respond in waves with the first
wave being the survival and res-
cue type, graduating to help such
as a hot shower for disaster vic-
tims a few days later.

Myers spoke of increased;
funding for disaster aid, being
largely paid for through a sur-
charge on insurance policies. He
spoke of the process to go
through in order to get Gulf
County in line for assistance.
Myers stressed the need for
county officials to sign the Mutu-
al Aid agreement being presented
by -the DEM. 'l"n' this agreement;
you will become eligible to bor-
row, or commandeer, any piece of
equipment you need which an-
other county has, during a disas-
ter. "If you need a particular
front-end loader.and Leon County
has one they are not using, you
can get It," Myers pointed out.
He said almost every county
as well as the state of Florida,
has become a part of this agree-
ment which, he pointed out, "will
be s valuable when disaster
strikes." ,
Myers emphasized the impor-
tance of such an agreement for
self protection., .by saying that
only six 'of Florida's counties
didn't require some level of disas-
ter aid over the past three or four ,
year period;
"Despite all the storms we
were susceptible to last year, we
were lucky to have had only Opal
visit our shores here in the Pan-
handle. There were at least a doz-

Ambulance Group

Gets Good Report

Has Operated Under County
Guidance Since July 31, 1995

After having been operated under the auspices of Gulf
Pines Hospital for a number of years, the South Gulf County
Emergency Medical Services was taken over by the Board of
County Commissioners last summer over a disagreement of
services offered by the local medical facility. The ambulance
service was divided into two units originally, both being oper-
ated by volunteers with the county overseeing the manage-
ment of the operation hwen it was established nearly 20 years
ago on the insistence of the State of Florida that Gulfs service
meet certain criteria.
The board hired Shane McGuffin as Director of the EMS
services, and employed emergency medical technicians and
drivers to handle all emergency cases in the south end of the
After a recent on-site inspection by the Department of
Health and Rehabilitative Services of vehicles and service
records of the local squad, the Department issued certificates
for exemplary service to the emergency unit. According to
McGuffin, the results of the inspection indicated no significant
deficiencies had been found.
Because of the inspection results two certificates were
awarded to the Gulf County Emergency Medical Services; .one
for exemplary vehicle service and the other for exemplary ser-
vice records status. The local emergency squad will be recog-
nized in the Florida EMS Newsltfer for their awards.
The South Gulf EMS operates out of headquarters built
adjacent to the Gulf County Courthouse.

en other potentially deadly,
storms churned up in the Atlan-
tic, Caribbean and Gulf this year.
'Any one of them could have hit
us with just a little bit of a
change in direction." Myers said.
"We were lucky, too, that we
didn't have any loss of life from,
Opal. It was a potential deadly'

storm, causing a lot of damage."
he continued.
Myers closed his presentation
by listing the need for readiness
and practice at handling disas-
ters by revealing that, Just this
year. Erin and Opal combined
had left a wake of
$1,935,000,000 in damages.

The Gulf County Commission
tackled a full agenda Tuesday
evening holding a public hearing
to receive Input on imposing utli-
ty franchise fees in non-incorpo-
rated portions of the county. The
hearing was held at 5:00, along
with.their regular slate of busi-
The public hearing was
scheduled after the board decided
to take a serious look at utility
franchise fees: during their last
meeting in January. Most of the
board wanted to get some feed-
back from the public on the idea
before pursuing it any further.
Before the meeting' began
good the board and its attorney,
Tim McFarland, recognized after
researching the issue, that now
was not the time 'to. pursue the
fee, since a lower court' decision
which declared the fees legal was
being appealed by utility compa-
nies in Baker County where the
rural franchise fee concept, had
McFarland suggested tok the
board they let the other counties
pave the way and foot the legal
. fees, until the question works its
way through the court system,
before they get actively involved in
the issue.

Judge, Attorneys Remove Some of the

Mystery ofUsing Small Claims Court

Approximately 40 Gulf County business-
men were present at a short course on how to
utilize the county's small claims court last Fri-
day afternoon.

Gordon Shuler, attorney of Apalachicola,
gives pointers for using the Small Claims
Court while attorney Charles Isler of Pana-
ma City, waits his turn to speak.

Part of the audience of about 40 people
who were present for the seminar in how to

The short course was scheduled and direct-
ed by Gulf County Judge Robert M. Moore, who
-utilized the expertise of five area attorneys to
instruct people in the proper way to prepare
their case and more effectively use the small
claims court.
The court Is set up in Florida to help people
with collection of debts under $2,500 in value.
The attorneys stressed that the small claims
court is a little-more casual than circuit court,
but stressed the fact that for best results, prop-
er procedure and protocol should be followed.
An attorney is not necessary for either the
plaintiff or defendant in the court but either
party has a distinct advantage if he is repre-
sented by counsel. The court will still require
that plaintiffs in any case present positive proof
of any indebtedness or damages, and a timeta-
ble is set up by the courts for different activities
to happen, even if a judgement is found for the
'The court has a definite timetable for eve-
ryone to follow and it's necessary to meet that
time frame," Judge Moore remarked at the end
of the afternoon session.
Another useful short course will be held, in-
structing people on procedures in collection of
judgments on Friday, April 12.
The short courses are open to ,everyone at
no admission. Attorneys on Friday's panel were
Don Banks, Jerry Gerde, Charles Isler and Al
Stopka of Panama City and Gordon Shuler of
Apalachicola, all of whom donated their time.

use the small claims court last Friday at the
Gulf County Courthouse.

Just as one might expect,
most of the public's response to
the franchise fee idea came from a
cross section of county citizens
and: utility company managers
and owners, Most of those present
*opposed the fees, which were
labeled by many of them as just
another "tax".
Citizens pointed out they felt
the fees would create a burden on
fixed income families, that the
timing was bad with the net ban
enactment and uncertainties
surrounding the sale of St. Joe
Forest Products, and the addl-
tional fees could discourage busi-
nesses and industries from locat-
ing in the area.
Board member Nathan
Peters, Jr. pointed out if the fees
were applied, much of the funds
would be used to give rural fire
departments some financial relief
without the board having to sub-
sidize them through ad valorem
tax revenues. He also pointed out
only 35 percent of county resi-
dents currently pay for everything
in the county through ad valorem
taxes; however a franchise fee
would include everyone in the
The board unanimously
decided to close the issue for the
Uime being, following a motion by
Comm. Warren Yeager, which was
-seconded by Ceamm. Peters.
Pass Resolution Opposing
Corps of Engineers Dredging
Wayne Chllders presented the
board with a proposed resolution
opposing the actions of the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers' on the
Apalachicola River. According to
Childers, the Corps has been
back cutting piles of dredge spoil
along the river's edge, and allow-
(See HOLD on Page 6)


Dinner Tues.
Lt. Gov. MacKay Will
Be Featured Speaker
The annual membership ban-
quet dinner and installation of of-
ficers of the Port St. Joe/Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce
will be held Tuesday evening at
7:00 p.m., in the Centennial
Last year's dinner had the
best attendance
of any dinner in
the past and offl-
cials of the
Chamber are ex-
pecting a huge
crowd to be in
attendance this
year, as well.
Florida Lieu-
tenant Governor MACKAY
Buddy MacKay
will be the featured speaker this
year. Lt. Gov. MacKay's atten-
dance is the reason the annual
affair has been shifted to a Tues-
day night. The event is normally
on a Monday evening.
Senator Pat Thomas and Rep-
resentative Robert Trammell are
also expected to attend the annu-
al meeting.
The evening will include the
presentation of several awards.
The "Citizen of the Year" will be
presented to some deserving per-
son' who has distinguished him-
self or herself by service to the
community for the past year. A
"Lifetime Achievement Award" will
also be presented to one who has
spent a lifetime in service to the
Chamber President Rocky
Motley will give an annual "state
of the Chamber" address as he
turns the gavel over to the new
president for the coming year.
Members are urged to call the "
Chamber office and make their
reservations for the dinner.






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It Should Be A Little Trouble
WITH ELECTION YEAR right here on us, our thoughts turn
to registering to vote and the act of voting itself. Officials are
bothered by the sparse numbers who turn out for election day to
cast their ballots and are trying every ploy imaginable to entice
the people to do their duty and exercise one of their most valua-
ble freedoms.
Voting officials and candidates well might be concerned with
the reaction to campaigns and opportunities the people have to
choose their officials. Over in Tallahassee last week, they had
only a meager 15 percent of their 80,000 registered voters turn
out to the polls and vote their choice for City Commissioner.
That's both alarming and sad!
THE STATE OF FLORIDA is considering this gimmick and
that gimmick to get people registered and is talking about other
:methods to get them to vote. Registration can be accomplished
now when one purchases a drivers' license and that makes
sense. It allows everyone of voting age to be personally contacted
without having to make a special trip to the courthouse or a reg-
istration center. It sounds like a painless method of getting more
people to register at no extra cost to the tax payer. That's the
best of both worlds.
One shouldn't have to be coerced into making preparation to
express himself at the polls, but they are.
CASTING VOTES IS another matter, entirely. If you register
every eligible person in the county, it does no good if he/she
doesn't make the effort to cast his ballot. So, enter another ginm-
mick. '. .
Florida is toying with voting by mail, much as Oregon is ex-
perimenting with.
,We banr see too many opportunities to "'arrange" the way a
vote is cast when it is done by mail. In the first place, one could
never be sure the one the ballot was sent to actually did the vot-
ing. An unscrupulous candidate could canvass a neighborhood,
collecting ballots-each obtained for a price-and mark them as
he pleases.: .
THERE ARE JUST too many opportunities for voter fraud,
with miail-in voting.
If a person isn't concerned enough to go to a little trouble to
cast his ballot at polling places, we're not sure if voting should
be made more convenient or not. They likely weren't informed
enough on the candidates or Issues to cast an intelligent vote in
the first place.
We feel we should continue to appeal to the registered voter's
sense of duty and responsibility. in order to get out the vote and
leave the mail to senders of valentines.

Renovate! If we Must
WE'LL TOSS IN our thoughts on an improved elementary
school building before the matter gains too much fuzzy thought
or suggestion.
Right off the bat, let us say that we favor renovation of the
present elementary school, if we feel we' just must sped the'
money to please the aduiltsof Port-StfJoe. We-think the kids'are:
perfectly satisfied with the facilities' as they are and have -no
hang-ups about whether the building is modern or not.
The present building was built when construction still used
substantial materials to,work with. The building is sound and
solid, based on the survey by the architect. There is really no
need to build a new building merely to get new walls. They Will
likely be covered in renovation, anyhow.

RENOVATION, IF ITS done correctly, can.be very pleasing
to the eye and useful as well, which seems to be what those
wanting a new building are most concerned with. Whether it's a
new building or a tin shed-weather-proof, of course7-makes lit-
tle difference to the children's being taught adequately.
Being of a' civilized human nature, though, we too desire a
nice. presentable public building for our school. We do not wish
to toss away a perfectly good building in the process, however.
We urge the School Board to approve the renovation route, if
they decide to provide different facilities for the school. This
would maintain the gymnasium and auditorium which the ar-
chitect says we will have to sacrifice with a completely new
structure. The Florida Department of Education says they are no
longer necessary for elementary schools.'
But, they sure are nice to have ... and worth retaining!


k Hunker Down with Kes

by Kesley Colbert

Cupid Shot Over Me Every Year


I have suffered from "post-
Valentine day let-down syn-
drome" as far back as the first
grade. Miss Carolyn assigned me
and Hollis to take down all the
Valentine cards and hearts and
red arrows and little, short, stub-
by, half-dressed fat guys with
wings that we'd literally spent
weeks on cutting out. They were
all over the room!
"Miss Carolyn, we just got
most of these put up this week.
Don't you think we ought to at
least leave 'em-"
"Can'tl We've go to clear those
two blackboards, and the walls to
make room for our president's
We'd worked ,on those :silly
cut-tuts for weeks. We exchanged
cards, ate a few faded orange
"LOVE.ALWAYS" tarts, enjoyed a
small cup of punch and-it's
over? Just like that! All that prep-
aration seemingly for naught Du-
tifully, but with somewhat let
down emotionally, we begin to
pull the red hearts from the wall.
"Hollis, I don't understand this

Valentine stuqf. We just-"
"Valentine. Smalentine-lt
don't matter! Walt 'til we tell our
parents Miss Carolyn's got some
'president's head out here!"
By the third grade I. would try
to cut out my mandatory Valen-
tine heart with a kind'a George
Washington look ...... with a
slight alteration and some cray-
ons I had a head (no pun intend-
ed) start on our other February
,"cut out" project. I never have
'mentioned this before, but my
farsightedness and resourceful-
ness in regard to the re-use of my
Valentine heart is kind'a where
recycling began .. .
When I was in the seventh
grade we had a Valentine party in
:the basement at church. They
asked us to "dress up" and Miss
Floy Coleman said it would be
ce if "all you boys ask a, young
,ady to accompany you." Well,
this could prove to be a most in-
'teresting evening seeing as how
Id never dressed up or had a
date before. Mother took up the
sleeves in an old sport coat Uncle
F. D. had given to Leon-and
Mary E. Pendleton asked me to
go with herl I really didn't mind
'cause none of the other guys had
a coat of their own and Miss Floy
made it clear that you didn't have
to like the girl you brought. Be-

sides, I didn't know any "young
I was rather excited about the
whole thing.
The evening I had so eagerly
anticipated started out very slow-
ly .. and then tapered off.
Buddy, Hols. and Ricky Gene
made fun of me being with Mary
E. from the git-go; my steak was
half-done, cold and tough; the
rolls were like brick-bats; the
hem of my sleeve came loose and
I couldn't use my left hand the
rest of the night; fate had me
standing next to the cardboard
Elffel Tower when it came crash-
ing down; Mr. Upshaw didn't
know but one tune on that fiddle
and 'he played it rather poorly;
Mary E. ate my coleslaw when I
wasn't looking; my cherry coke
had zero cherry in it and the
speaker for the occasion was so
old. he died about half way
through his talk. They just drug
him over behind the broken down
Elffel Tower and Mr. Upshaw
played a little louder.
When I got home, Leon "set in
on me" about what was it like to
be kissed by big Mary E. I natu-i
rally got mad enough to jump
right on top of him and he natu-
rally beat ne half-semi-uncon-
scious with a piece of stove wood.
My first thought on awaken-

ing on the 15th was, "NEVER
AGAINI" Me and Sigmund Freud
are near "bout experts on post-
Valentine Day let-down syn-
'Course, by my sophomore
year I was in. love with Diane
Stoner. I just didn't know how to
tell her. Leon suggested we share
a box of chocolates. Valentine's
Day afforded me the perfect ocea-
sion and so I sprung for the large
$4.95 box of Whitman's Sampler.
She ate twenty-three of the twen-
ty-four chocolate morsels and
then went off with Nicky Joe Staf-
ford. The only consolation I had
during these post-Valentine days
was the noticeable bulge emanat-
ing from Diane's hips and ca-
boose area.
I asked Leon once if he un-
derstood or could shed any light
on this "day after" let-down phe-
nomenon. "Sure, it's the sugar
wearing off."
Those "What goes around,
comes around" folks might know
what they're talking about-years
later I found myself "the old guy
up front" giving the sweetheart's
talk. I could see the remains.of
half-done steaks, the sleeve that
was too long, the big girl "slip-
ping" her date's french fries when
he wasn't watching, and yes, I
(See KESLEY on Page 3)

Light's Out Because Money Is Tight! Hasn't It Always Been So?

San Bias and plans to shut it
down, are beginning to attract the
attention of a wide variety of peo-
ple in many diverse places, who
are beginning to express them-
selves where it counts-to the U.
S. Coast Guard.
It seems kind of hard to be-
lieve that something as vital as
this light has been, can suddenly
become of no use to the boating
public; at least of little enough
use to shut it down because mon-
ey is tight
Really, I thought money had
always been tight Never have I,
personally, lived in a society nor
during an age, when money was
not at a premium.
I have never heard a public
servant, at any level, make a
statement, saying, "This year we
have plenty of money. Let's find a
way to put all that money to some
good use!" I' have never, heard
that in the 60-odd years I have
been aware of some managing
presence around, handling public

money and paying for public ac-

ception, when budget time comes
around the theme which is used
each year is, "Money is tight this
year. We need to tighten our belts
Have you ever heard any oth-
er expression of how to handle
public money?
Why is this year any differ-
ent, then? Back before Civil War
days, when the nation was
young-and broke-this portion
of Florida [which was not even
part of the United States at the

time] had a need for that light.
Even though there was no money
and none in sight, the nation
tightened its belt and did what
was necessary to put a light in
that dangerous spot.
Keep in mind the water traffic
in this area wasn't even regular
enough to say it was sporadic. A
boat every month or so came by,
but it was necessary to keep that
occasional sailor off the danger-
ous shoals which abound in. this'
area, so we built a light.
For 160 years that light has
been maintained and kept burn-
ing. .Even when the waves would
erode the shoreline and destroy

the lighthouse, heroic 'efforts
would be made to put it back.

IF THE LIGHT IS expendable
now, why wasn't it expendable
any of the several times -it has
been put out of commission by
the very forces it is there to pro-
tect mariners from?
Why didn't the authorities
just leave it in the bottom of the
Gulf of Mexico after one of those
times of destruction, saying we
don't need it anymore. Or, why
Shot just use the excuse, 'We don't.
have the money to replace and
operate this particular light any-
Smore." I'm sure that excuse was
.:even more valid back during
those times than it is now.
George Core gave a program
on Beacon Hill a week ago and he
Told of attempts made, even then,
Sto get property on the Gulf side of
SHighway 98 deeded to the county.
George made the comment,
"It could have been done so easy

True, the property was worth
almost nothing then. The reason
it wasn't done was because nei-
ther the government nor property
owners had that "almost nothing"
to pay for the property and we
have been kicking ourselves ever
since for our forebears not gain-
ing public possession.

exists. The only difference is that
"almost nothing" is worth a great
deal more today than it was in
prior years.
The government had "almost
nothing" to put into the Cape San
Bias light 100+ years ago, but
since it was necessary, they fund-
ed it anyhow.
Today, the light is depended
upon even more.
One cancelled junket abroad
by a "government servant" would
furnish the money to keep the
light going for several years. The
light is probably infinitely more
valuable to the public good than

many of these "government jun-
kets" will ever be.
I'm particularly thinking
about the present stink caused
by the junkets of the Secretary.of
Energy. Come to think of it, isn't
this light a good use of "energy"?

I HAVE NEVER t~sed a light-
house. But I have friends who
have. I have limited my boating
activities to the rivers and
streams in Gulf County and al-
ways been able to navigate by the
seat of my pants. But there have
been times when a good old solid
familiar landmark has erased a
king-sized case of anxiety, when
that navigating was done at
I have friends who even make
their living on the water and find
it necessary to be out at night. It
isn't even elective with them. I
would like for them to continue to
be able to operate safely, without
danger to themselves. They would
probably like it even more than I.

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THE-~- STAR.-' PORT ST' OE. L *T SA.FB 1996 PG

Overstreet Housewife Enters

Race For Seat In U. S. Congress

Suzanne M. Stein

Suzanne M. Stein, a resident
of rural Overstreet, has filed her
intent to run for the office of Unit-
ed States Congress House of Rep-
resentative .District 2, as a Re-
publican, under the Alternate
Method For Major Parties with
the Divisions of Elections in Tal-
The 46-year-old candidate
has been a published free lance
writer, a business rep for a large
paint manufacturer, an office
manager for a large marine elec-
tronics repair and wholesale busi-
ness, a motel maid, a child care
worker for a local church, along
with being a mother and house-

wife caring for a husband dis-'
abled from wounds received in
She has one son who gradu- ,
ated last year from Port St. Joe .
High School, who is now in the U.
S. Army as a paratrooper.
Stein graduated from North-
west High School in Indianapolis,
Indiana, and attended Indiana
and Purdue University. She:
moved to Florida in 1982, living
then in the Pensacola area.
In making her announcement
to seek office, Stein says it is time
for the people to begin electing of-
flcials from their own ranks--

people who must look at the ris-
ing prices in the grocery stores,
people who are concerned about
job loss through down sizing or
the current free trade agreements
such as NAFTA or Gatt. Stein
feels that too many of our elected
officials have lost sight of the eve-
ry day needs of the public.
Stein says she will be very
reachable by the people. She is
currently looking for volunteers
from the entire District 2 area to
help with campaign petition cards
needed to get her on the ballot.
She can be reached by anyone
wishing to help from 8:00 a.m. to
10:00 p.m. at (904)648-4522.

Mixson Chosen to Join Agricultural Hall of Fame

Five Floridians who have
made outstanding contributions
to Florida agriculture were award-
ed one of the state's highest hon-
ors when they were inducted into
the Agricultural Hall of Fame,
Tuesday, February 13, at the
1996 Florida State Fair.
6 Included in the distinguished
group were a tropical fruit pro-

Defends Light
A copy of the following letter was for-
wuyared to the Edltorfor publlcationr
Eighth Coast Guard District
501 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130-3396
Dear Commander:
I was very distressed to read
in my hometown newspaper, the
Port St. Joe Star, that the Cape
San Bias Lighthouse has been
darkened. I can hardly believe
that the Coast Guard has been
willing to sacrifice a functioning
aid to navigation, not to mention
one hundred and eleven years of
history, on the altar of the bud-
get. This is outrageous.
The Cape San Bias Light is a
beloved landmark and a signifi-
cant part of the heritage of the
area.-,ecause it continued to
fuctioni it served'i a.^V& fia g- i-
w tal link withrour' history. By
snuffing it out, you have cut us
off from our past.
Also, since small commercial
fishing boats still depend on the
Light for navigation, turning it off
.creates a safety hazard and could
lead to tragedy. Was the commu-
nity consulted in any way about
this crucial decision? Were public
hearings held to determine
whether this action is in the best
Interest of the public the Coast
Guard serves? ,
As the author of seven nov-
els, some of them set in the Pan-
handle which I love, I have found
the history of the area a constant
inspiration. I urge you: please re-
consider this wrongheaded and
disastrous decision. Do not oblit-
erate a part of our heritage that
has stood so long and served so
Sincerely yours,
(Ms.) Mickey Friedman

(From Page 2)
saw a familiar look on those
youthful faces- "Is this guy
dead? They've surely got him
propped up and they're playing a
recording! Let's drag him over be-
hind the other cardboard cut out
of that tall, funny looking tower .
Talk about a let-downl
I did have one big plus this
Valentine's. I got a card from
Nicky Joe and Diane-they've
been happily married for thirty
years. .... as always, I sent
them another big box of choco-
lates...... ..

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Arm/Hand Pain
Leg/Foot Pain

ducer, a cattle breeder, a swine
exporter, a citrus grower'and a
former Florida governor. "Each of
these distinguished Individuals
has devoted his or her life to pro-
moting Florida agriculture," said
Florida Agricultural. Hall of Fame
President Bob Morris. "Their
struggles and achievements have
earned them a'place of honor be-

side the 60 people already induct-
'ed into the Ag Hall of Fame."
Included in the selected in-
ductees is area, resident and-
farmer Wayne Mixson.
Former Florida Governor
Wayne Mixson is a lifelong farm-
er. As president of his local
county Farm Bureau, he worked
tirelessly to eradicate hog cholera

Patriotic Youth Michiganders
Care for Flags Enjoy Their
rr rw A _

:. Dear Editor:
"Hats Off, The Flag is Passing
By".. Unsung Heroes-Just Do-'
ing My Job;
On Wednesday, February 7
about 2 o'clock p.m. a breath of
fresh air and sunshine came to
my attention.
I parked to the side of High-
land View School to pick up a

vi sit, -roAio ea

from Florida. As honors graduate
of the University of'Florida. Mix-
son was the Director of Organiza-
tion for the Florida Farm Bureau
and Director of Field Services for
the southern region of the Ameri-
can Farm Bureau.
His career as a statesman be-
gan in 1967 in the Florida House
of Representatives. During his '11
years of service, he passed hun-
dreds of measures affecting every
segment of agriculture. Among
the major legislation he spon-
sored was the bill establishing
the Veterinary College at the' Uni-
versity of Florida. Lt. Governor
under L Bob ., Graham, Mlxson
served briefly as Florida's govern-
or in 1987. He has been honored
with special awards from nearly
every agricultural organization in
Florida, and was named "Man of
the Year in Florida Agriculture"
by Progressive Farmer in 1974.

Dr. Jorge San Pedro. ..

San Pedro Joins Gulf Co

Health Department Staff
The Gulf, County Health De- in Port St. Joe and Wednesdays
apartment is pleased to announce in Wewahitchka. For more- infor-
that JrgeSan Pedro M.D. hasmakeint-
joined their staff and will be avail- "natin o- axe.apOin
able to see patients by appoint- ment, call 227-127"6 (Port St. Joe)
ment on Tuesdays and Thursdays or 639-2644 (Wewahitchka).

Dear Editor,
My wife and I came back to a
bitterly cold southeastern Michi-
gan recently from having spent a
far too short time In the Port St.
Joe area. However, those half
dozen days in and around your
town will keep us warm through-
out the coming months. While we
have enjoyed Florida's panhandle
the past two years, this was our

Two boys, about fifth or sixth first trip to Port St. Joe; it
graders, came out of the building will.God willing, not be our last!
to the flag pole. One boy lowered i n nn
the flags. The other gently un- When we first began planning
hooked the Fla. Flag. held it while our trip last fall, we intended to
the flag of the U.S. was secure stay at least a month, But cir-
and off he.ground. .cumstances beyond our control,.
S .q, ,liJilted us tp Just 9ne week.,Oui
l THli-iiy'tookth~e fl-stRflag. flisi tha iins go to Tamiara Laine.
folded it correctly, (It takes to)' and her staff'at the Chamber of
and one boy took it Into the Commerce office for the bang up
building. He came back and they job they did in "selling" us on
lowered the American Flag and Port St. Joe and Gulf County. Be-
proceeded to stretch and fold it sides the material they sent, they
correctly and took it into ,the saw that we received information
building. from realtors, resorts, and other
Hats off to Highland View businesses and organizations. We
professionals. The flag Is passing ended up staying at Dave and
by (with respect) and discipline Sue Marley's Whispering Pines on
(values). Cape San Bias. What a great/
Thank Youi. choice that was, and what great
J.W.K. folk they are-we will be back
next year.

Good Deed
Dear Editor,
One young man in Port St.
Joe didn't wait for "Randon acts
of kindness" week. When my. car
.quit in front of one of the local
banks, this gentleman spent a
great deal of time trying to get it
He refused 'payment ada-
mantly. I don't know his name,
but I'd like him to know I do ap-
preciate : another example of
"they're not all bad".,
Thank you so much for run-
ning this letter.
Lucille Holley
Mexico Beach

Dave called us the night we
returned home to make sure we
had made the trip safely
Throughout our week, every per-
son with whom we had contact in
Port St. Joe was the epitome of
southern hospitality. Your news-
paper made such a good impres-
sion on me.. that I purchased a
year's subscription, and. the first
issue beat us home! I even met
your Mayor-no relation, so far as
we know-but certainly worthy of
the name.
I look forward.to issues of
The Star and our visit next year.
Best Regards,
Billy Pate
Garden City, Michigan

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72 Contestants Vie for Title

In Miss Valentine Pageant

The 1996 Valentine Pageant,
sponsored by the Gulf County
Senior Citizen's Association and
directed by Sandra Cannon, cele-
brated a very successful pageant
program this past Saturday. Sev-
enty-two beautiful contestants
competed in three separate age
Preschool girls modeled on-
stage for experience, but were not
judged. Participating were Selina
Culpan, Brittany Daniels, Jessica
Husband, Kayla Hysmith, Kayla
O'Neal, Maridy Robbins, Brittney
Shipman, Chelse Strange, Heath-
er Strange, and'Stephanie Young-
The "Little Miss Sweetheart"
division wais won by Misty Rob-
bins. Other winners were Amber
Lanier, 1st alternate, Brittany
Wood, 2nd, Catherine Long, 3rd,
and Gayla Williamson, 4th.
Suzanna Whitfleld was cho-
sen as the .1996: "Little Miss Val-
entine Queen." The chosen alter-
nates were Alison Hall Price, 1st,
Lacey Wood, 2nd, Bridget Lesper-
ance, 3rd, arid Courtney Bremer,
SJana Traylor won the "Miss
Valentine Sweetheart" division.,
Other winners were CyInthia
Stanley, Ist, .Candance Little,
2nd, Christina Ward ;3rd, and
Jessica Whitfield, 4th. /
The teen division of the pa-
geant was open to all girls in the
Gulf County area. Mandy Little
was crowned 1996 "Miss Gulf,
County Valentine Queen," by
1995 Qieen, Lydia Kent. The a-
ternates for the teen division were
Jennifer Goldyn, 1st, Jan Wyck-
offi 2nd, Crystal Hughes, 3rd,
and Jenrifet Lasiter, 4th..

Jelaine Elizabeth Massingll
Look Who's 1!
Jelaine Elizabeth Massingill
will be celebrating her first birth-
day on February 14th with a par-
ty at home with Mommy. Grand-
ma, Grandpa and Uncle Tyler.
She will then finish celebrat-
ing it by going to San Diego, Cali-
fornia to visit her cousins, the Ke-'
vin Caldwell family..
Jelaine is the daughter of'
April Caldwell and David Massin-
gill d and e granddaughter of C-'
detteand Harry Caldwell, and the
niece of Tyler Caldwell.

Special guests for the pro-
gram were Misty Loftin and Crys-
tal Gaskin, '95 and '96 Gulf
County Jr. Misses, respectively.
The 1995 age division Valen-
tine Queens, Krystal Norris, Lind-
say Miller, and Carrie Stanley
took their farewell walk, and as-


sisted with the awards and
crowning ceremony. Becky Belin
also assisted with the ceremony.
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zen's Association extends a very
special thank you to Gulf County,.
the contestants and their fami-

Greenery Makes Beautiful Arrangements

Ethel Bridges. of the Port St.
Joe Garden Club, is shown In the


Lt. Mark William Weisgerber Lesley Ann Wilder

Engag ed

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wilder of.
Howard Creek announce the en-
gagement a~d approaching mar-,
""1age' VI"tlir <(iugliter. *'sl^"'
'Ann. to Mark William Weisgerbe.
Lieutenant U. S. Navy. son of Mr.
and Mrs. William Weisgerber of
Lesley is a graduate of Port
St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High School, Gulf
Coast Community College, ;and
Florida State University. She- s
employed by the Duval County'
school system as a kindergarten
teacher. She is the granddaugh-
ter of Myrtice Wilder and Lucille
McKnight of Port St. Joe.
Lt. Weisgerber is a graduate


:Matthew William Mosley

New Arrival!
Matthew Willam Mosley was
born Wednesday, February 7 in
the Athens/Limestone County
Hospital in Athens, Alabama.
Upon arrival he weighed six
pounds, 12 ounces.
Matthew is the son of Bill and
Melissa Mosley of Athens. former-
ly residents ofWewahitchka.
Arlan and Ann Guffey and Al
and Patsy Whitfleld of Wewa-
hitchka and Tim Adkison of Chi-
pley are the proud grandparents
who are looking forward to spoil-
ing Matthew.

of Lake Brantley High School and
Duke University. He is an F18 pi-
lot stationed at Cecil Field, Jack-
sbnville. He is the grandson of"
Mrr and Mrs. Robert Weisgerber
of Cincinnati. Ohio.
An April 13 wedding is
planned in Jacksonville.

Final Plans
The families of Virginia Carol
Sims and Dale Roy Rhamies -have'
announced the final plans for
their wedding.
The ceremony will take place
Saturday, February 17 at 6'
o'clock in the evening at St.,
James Episcopal Church in Port
St. Joe.
All friends and relatives of the
couple are invited to attend.

Sr. Citizens'

BBQ Plates
SThe Port St. Joe Senior Citi-
zens will be selling those deli-
cious large BBQ beef sandwich
plates on February 23 at the First
Union Park from 11:00 a.m. until
1:00 p.m.
They will also deliver to local
businesses. Please call 229-8466
to place your order.
The plate consists of a large
BBQ beef sandwich, pickles,
chips and tea for $3.00.

Courtney Nicole Ward
Courtney is Six!
Courtney Nicole Ward cele-
-brated her sixth birthday with a
Pocahontas party at her house In
Dalkelth. Helping her celebrate
were her friends: Brennis Bush,
Samantha Fenaes, Ashton Norris.
Krista Parker. Andrew Taylor, La-
cey Williams, and Morgan Wood.
Also there to celebrate were her
cousins. Austin and Andrew
Burke, and her baby sister,
Hayley Ward.
S Courtney is the daughter of
Harley and Cindy Ward, the
granddaughter of Buddy and Ani-
ta Ward and Pat Barrett of Co-
lumbus, Georgia, and the great-
granddaughter of Dot Ward and
James Yates.

photo as she talks on the versa-
tile use of greenery in arrange-
ments at the February 8 meeting.
With in greenery in abundant
supply in our area, beautiful ar-
rangements can be designed for
our homes without flowers during
the winter months.
A business meeting was held

Monthly NSDAR
Meeting Feb. 21
The St. Joseph Bay Chapter
of NSDAR will meet on Wednes-
day, February 21 at noon, E.S.T.,
at the Garden Center on Eighth
Street in Port St. Joe.
Winners of the American His-
tory Essay Contest from local
schools will be presented at this
All members are urged to at-

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St. Joseph Was a "Wild Place" to Spanish in Early 1700's

The Port St. Joe Historical
Society took advantage of their
annual banquet meeting Satur-
day night to install Wayne Child-
ers as their president for another
year. Other officers installed, to
serve with Childers were: Mary
Gibson, vice president; Betty
McNeill, recording secretary;
Rene Shoaf, treasurer, and Nancy
Howell, corresponding secretary.
The meeting was .held at Ju-
lie's on Reid.
After the meal was enjoyed by
the members and guests, Dr. Joe
Cotter of Gulf Coast Community
College, spoke to the group, using
the history of the Spanish Presi-
dio at Pensacola as his subject.
Cotter said few details were
known about,the 'Spanish settle-
merts in this portion of Florida.
to Mobile. which began in the late
1600's. He and Wayne Childers.
who also teaches history at Gulf
Coast, have been digging up facts
which have been largely unknown
or ignored. "We had to get our in-
formation in; Gainesville, with
most of the recorded history be-
ing located in archives which are
located In Mexico, Cuba and
Spain." the speaker said.

Cancer Society
Planning Meeting
The Port St. Joe United of the
American Cancer Society will'
meet 'Thursday, February 15 at
Soon at the Gulf County Public
Library. All persons who have
committed to help with the "Relay
For Life" fund raising event are
asked to please attend.
Volunteers are still needed to
help with this event. Many people
will be needed in different areas
of work to make this a successful
The ACS is planning to have
festive activities planned and
something for all ages.
Volunteers, please attend-
the 1996 goal has been set at

Interpress To

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Remember when we ran all
the local chlwdrens photos in our
paper last year?
Well, Intrepress Studios is re-
turning .to photograph the chil--
dren again. Better call early for,
your appointment. The numbers
are 227r.-78 or 229-8997.
: They also do adults-and fami-
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He pointed out that the rea-
son for the lack of records readily
available was because the Pensa-
cola/St. Joseph areas were not

occupied with the same kind of
forces as more famous forts along
the Gulf coast.
'The Presidio at Pensacola

and St. Joseph had a few Span-
ish officers in charge, but both lo-
cations were staffed in the 1690's
to early 1700's by released pris-

Shown in the photo, from left. are Corresponding Secretary Nancy Howell, Treasurer Renee Shoaf,
SRecording Secretary Betty McNeill, and President Wayne Childers.

Local V.F.W. Post Attends Conference

The V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary,
member of District 17, attended
the Mid-Winter Conference on
January 29 and 30 at the Ocala
Hilton Hotel when the National
President, Helen Lenehan made
her official visit to Florida.
Members attending from

Propose to Train
Elder (55+)Adults
In anticipation of funding, the
Department of Elder Affairs an-
nounced that it will be accepting
responses to a statewide request
for proposals (RFP) to offer job
training and employment oppor-
tunities to economical disadvan-
taged at adults age 55 and older.
The contract Is from July 1.
1996 to June 30, 1997. Contracts
are funded through the Job
aTraining Partnership Act. The
RFP.will be available for distribu-
tion beginning Friday. February
16. To obtain a copy o( the RFP,
write to the Employment Pro-,
grams Unit. 4040 Esplanade
Way. Building B, Suite 152. Talla-
,hassee. FL. 32399-0700. or fax
your request to (904) 414-2005.
For additional Information,
contact Sharon Ellis at the De-
partment of Elder Affairs,, 4040
Esplanade Way, Building B. Suite
152, Tallahassee. FL 32399-7000
or call (904) 414-2108.

John C. Gainous Aux. #10069
was Maxine M. Robinson, Presi-
dent and Ginny Seeledt, Trustee.
From Thomas B. Glaze Aux.
#8205 in Parker was Jan Barclay,
Senior Vice President and Pauline
Chaffee, Secretary.
The meetings were well at-

tended by all auxiliaries in the
John C. Gainous Post Aux. #
10069 will host the District 17
meeting on Sunday. February 18
at 12:00 a.m.. E.S.T.. at the post
home in Highland View. All mem-
bers are asked to attend.

owners, mixed breeds, native
Americans, Mexicans and blacks.
All of the garrisons were staffed
by men who owed society some-
thing," Cotter said.
'There were no women at the
garrisons, as most men assigned
to the area would not bring their
wives or children to such a wild
place. Such a situation only
served to make it even wilder,"
the speaker said. He said that in
1704, men began to bring their
families with them to the settle-
ments and they began to take on
some semblance of a permanent
appearance, rather than just be-
ing a temporary outpost to keep.
the British and French from oc-
cupying the area.
"Usually representatives of
the church in such areas kept
meticulous records,, but lack :of
records of this area indicate that
it was even too primitive for the,
friars to come in at the begin-,
ning." Cotter said.
The early garrisons existed by
trading [smuggling] with the
French at Mobile, even though it
was forbidden by the Spanish.
'The men felt they were largely
forgotten in this out-of-the-way
place and felt they could do just
about as they pleased. They could
do just about anything except go
home when their tour of duty was
up," Cotter said.


Indians were assimilated into
their society at the forts around
1710 and the garrisons began to
'justify their existence by cutting
timber for ship masts, dealing in
naval stores, bartering and smug-
Childers reminded the society
that the 300th anniversary of the
settlement of the first "St. Jo-
seph" was in two more years and
the Society should get prepared
to mark :this occasion.

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Cub Scouts To
Hold Banquet
The Cub Scouts will hold
their Blue and Gold Banquet on
Saturday, February 17, at 6:00
p.m. The banquet will be held at
the Catholic Church Parrish Hall.
All cub scouts and their fami-
lies are Invited to attend.
Sgt. Troy Simmons, Port
St. Joe Police Department, is
shown in the photo at right
fingerprinting Mike Padgett,
Jerry Causey and Charlie Cox,
members of Cub Scouts Den
1. recently when they visited
the police station.

V.F.W. Will Hold
District Meeting
Members of Post #10069
V.F.W. and the Ladies Auxiliary
will host District 17 V.F.W. Meet-
ing on Sunday. February 18 at
the Post; Home at eleven o'clock
a.m., eastern time. This will be
the first time for the local post to
host a district meeting.
All members and interested,
persons should plan to attend.

James Mock
James Mock, 61, of St. Jo-
seph State Park. Port St. Je,;
passed away Sunday morning at
his home after a long illness with
cancer. He was a native of Mari-
anna, and had been manager of
St. Joseph State Park since 1967.
Survivors include his wife,
Nancy Mock of Port St. Joe; a
daughter and son-in-law, Katie
and Bill Godwin of Chiefland; a
son and daughter-in-law, James
and Dianne Mock of Port-St. Joe;
four grandchildren, Courtney,
Jessica, Michael and Chris: his
mother, Lillie Inez Mock; his sis-
ter, Nancy Adkins: and his broth-
er, Charles Mock, all of Marian-
The funeral service was held
at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at St.
James Episcopal Church con-
ducted by Father Jerry Huft and
Rev. David Fernandez.; Interment
followed, at 3:00 p.m., E.S.T. at
New Hope Baptist Church Ceme-
tery near Marianna. Those that
wish may make donations to St.
James Episcopal Church.
All services were under the
direction .of Comforter Funeral'
Home of Port St. Joe.

August Truax
August Truax. 64, of Port St.
Joe, passed away Friday evening
In Port St. Joe. He was a native of
Ohio and has lived here for the
past six months. He was a ceme-
tery custodian during this career,
and was of the Pentecostal faith.
Survivors includee his wife,
Marie Truax of Port St. Joe; a
son, Terry Ball; a step-daughter,
Sherry Perry; a son-in-law, Galen
Perry; two grandchildren. Duke
Hill and Brandy Sha Hill, all, of
Centerburg, Ohio; his mother-in-
law, Helen A. Smith of Port St.
Joe; and numerous other rela-
Cremation was scheduled.
Plans for a memorial service were
not finalized at press time.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.

There will be a meeting of the Gulf County
Planning and Development Review Board on
Tuesday, February 20. 1996. at 10:00 am., E.S.T..
in the County Commission Meeting Room. The
Board will consider preliminary plat approval for a
proposed subdivision located near Money Bayou.
Interested persons may attend this meeting and be
heard regarding this issue. For further
information, contact the Gulf County
Planning/Building Director at (904) 229-8944.
Itc. February 15, 1996.

Recycling Bags Are

Available from City!
According to Public Works Superintendent Frank Healy, a
new shipment of recycling bags has arrived. They may be
picked at the City's Warehouse, located on the extension of
Tenth Street. between the hours of 7:30 4:30, Monday.
through Friday.' ,
There will only be two colors of bags issued-blue and
green. Garbage should be placed in the green bag, and recy-
clable items will continue to be put into the blue bags. A,
brochure will be given out at the same time to explain the recy-
cling procedure, and giving instructions on what material
should be placed in each bag.

Tax Counseling
Offered to Seniors.
The A.A.RP. Tax Counseling
for the Elderly is now in the pro-
cess of preparing 1995 tax re-
turns. The following sites are
open for service;
* Carrabelle--each Monday from
9 a.m, until 1 p.m. at the Senior
* Port St. Joe-each Monday
form 1:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at
the Gulf County Library;. and.
* Mexico -Beach-each Tuesday
from 9 am. until 1 p.m. at, the.
Mexico Beach City Hall.
Service will be offered until
April 15th on a weekly basis. All'
senior citizens of moderate or low
income are eligible for this free
service. Further information or
shut-in service is available by
calling 648-8418.

Dinners Served at
V.F.W. Post Home
The Ladies Auxiliary of John
C. Gainous V.F.W. Post #10069
will host a dinner on Friday, Feb-
ruary 16 beginning at 6 p.m.
They will be serving beef stro-
ganoff with vegetables, salad,
rolls and dessert for a donation of
$4.50. Partakers may eat-in at
the Post home or carry out their

Wewa Commodity

Certification (only) for Wewa-
hitchka commodity recipients will
take place on Wednesday. Febru-
ary from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.,
C.S.T.. at the Old Courthouse.
Those in Wewahitchka whose
cards have expired should bring
their necessary papers on that
day to recertify.
The Commodity Office at the
Gulf County Courthouse in Port
St. Joe is open Monday through
Friday (except holidays) from 9r:00
a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.
to 5:00 p.m., ET, for certification.
Please note that the neit
commodity distribution will be in
March. For further information
feel free to call 229-9112, 639-
5068, or 639-5069.

Beaches Lions Host
Pancake Breakfast
The Beaches Lions Club's an-
nual Pancake Breakfast will be
held at the Fish House Restau-
rant in Mexico Beach on Febru-
ary 17th from 7:00 until 10:00
a.m., C.S.T.
Tickets may be purchased in
advance from club members or at
the door. Everyone is welcome.
All proceeds go back into the
community to help those with
special needs

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Ing them to fill back into the river
system. He claimed the actions
were damaging the river bottom
and destroying aquatic life which
was being covered by the infiltra-
tion of the sand.
Childers read a resolution to
the board opposing the Corps'
action, and calling for an investi-
gation into current work being
done by them on the river.
The board unanimously voted
to support the resolution.'
In Other Business
Named Roy Smith, Jan
Traylor, and Ruth Phillips to the
Job arid Education Partnership
Board. They will represent the
private sector and Tamara Laine,
Chamber of Commerce Executive
Director, Warren yeager, County
Commission and a School Board
member will represent the public


Cub Scout Pack 47 Webelos recently asked Jimmy Gainnie to attend a meeting and teach the
boys basic first aid. This was done in conjunction with the earning of merit badges by the scouts.
Shown in the photo above (1 to r) are: Nicholas Reynolds, Chris Acree, Stephen Besore, B. J. Pierce.
Aaron Watson, Austin Horton, Brian JonesJimmy Gainnie, B. J. Strickland, and Rodney Besore.
The entire pack would like to thank Mr. Gainnie for his help and also a big thanks to Jerome
Williams and Pam Norris of PSJVFD for bringing the fire truck out and showing it to the boys.
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Gulf County will join with Bay
and Franklin counties to decide
how funding to prepare potential
workers for employment in the
three counties will be distributed.
Decided to table a pay griev-
ance dispute filed by Ronnie Boyd
and Greg Pickron until the next
board meeting to allow the com-
missioners a chance to look over
the union's contract specifica-
tions, before making a decision.
Voted to re-advertise for
10,000 to 30,000 cubic yards of
road paving clay, specifying site
approval and removal expense be
evaluated and considered as a
factor before the bid is awarded.
Received bids for 10-20
acres of land to be used as an
industrial park. They will be
reviewed before making a recom-



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Agreed to spend up to
$4,000 to help the City of Port St.
Joe light a baseball field for 13
and 14 year olds.

Come to
Wanda's Place at
3045 W. Hwy. 98,
Highland View,
Saturday, 10-4.
New items from gift shop,
old stuff, 6 nice upholstered
office arm chairs for $15. ea.
Unique items. Used furniture.
Would you participate in a
flea market by renting a table
or space? I'd like to start one
so if you would too, call me
at 227-3452 or 827-2315, leave


Bay Wins Preble-Rish Classic

Bay High School won the sec-
ond annual Preble-Rish Baseball
Classic, defeating host Wewa-
hitchka 10-6 in last Friday's
championship game. In the four

team tournament consisting of
Maclay, Port St. Joe, Bay and
;Wewahitchka, the Gators finished
second, followed by Maclay and
,Port St. Joe.

-, I

Port St. Joe Masonic Lodge #111 recently held its 1996 In-
stallation of officers. Shown in the photo above (1 to r) are: Sen-
ior Deacon Bill Watson, Worshipful Master Robert Redmon, Sen-
ior Warden Tommy Davis, Junior Warden Marlen Taylor,
Treasurer John Reeves, Chaplain Joe Pippin, Junior Deacon
Joey Hewitt, Secretary Bill Jordan, and Tyler Donald Whitaker.

Archery and Muzzleloading

Seasons Resume Today

With four of the Shark start-
ers still playing basketball, the
Port St. Joe nine took a patched
up squad into the Preble-Rish
Baseball Classic Thursday eve-
ning in Wewahitchka and lost to
a strong Gator squad. .
The Sharks threw three hurl-
ers at the hard-hitting veteran
Gator squad, giving up nine hits
in seven innings. Russell Young
started for the Sharks, giving way
to Ryan Yeager in the fourth.
Jarred Patterson came on in the
sixth to close. Keith Saleh was
behind the plate with Joey Mas-

on three more runs. Bay added
two insurance runs in the sixth
and one in the seventh.
The Gators touched Bay hurl-
ers for five hits but committed
four costly errors in taking the
loss. David Hysmith was the only
Gator to hit for extra bases, with
a double.
Matt Kearce started on the
mound for the Gators, giving way
to Ike Mincy in the fifth. Wayne
Leube was behind the plate.
Bay 100 332 1-10 8 3
Wewa 200 400 0- 6 54

S Archery and muzzleloading
,gun hunting season opens today.
-February 15 in the, Northwest
'Huntiig Zone. The season ends
S.on February 25. Only. bows and
arrows- (excluding crossbows) or
muzzleloading guns may be used
;during this season.
Besides a hunting license,
Elbow hunters will need an archery,
stamp, and blackpowder hunters
-will need a muzzleloading gun
Hunters may take deer hav-
ling one or more antlers at least
five inches in length visible above
"the hairline; wild. hogs having a,
'shoulder height of 15 inches or
more (in areas where hogs are le-
gal game) and small game.
The daily bag limit for deer is
two with a possession limit of
four. Bag limits for other game
are: wild hogs-dally limit one,



"possession limit two; fox squirrels
(except on wildlife management
areas)-dally limit two, posses-
.sion limit four; gray squirrels,
quail and rabbits-daily limit 12,
possession limit 24. There are no
bag limits for 'raccoons, opos-
sums, coyotes, nutria, skimks
and beavers. Regulations may dif-
fer on wildlife management areas.

Social Security

Rep. Coming
'Most Social Security business
can be handled over the phone.
You are, invited to call the Social
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 open
Monday through Friday from 8:30
a.m. to 3:30 p.m., C.S.T., except
on national holidays.
Ifyou cannot come to Pana-
ma City, you may meet the Social
Security representative at the
Gulf County Courthouse on the
dnA thi r fi hr pneh

JANUARY 9, 1996 rll st aII llU LVIUiUnay Ui CeaII
The Gulf County School Board met in month from 11:00 a.m. until
regular session on January 9, 1996, at 12:00 p.m., E.S.T;
5:00 P.M., in the Gulf County School Board
Administrative Offices in Port St. Joe. The In February, the representa-
following members were present: Oscar. tive will meet next in Port St Joe
Redd. Mary Prtdgeon. David Byrd, Caroline on thel9th.
Norton, and Charlotte Pierce. The Superin-
tendent and Board Attorney were also .. e _

Se.wlngwas opened with the Inocation led-
Sly Mary Pridgeon, followed by the pledge or There will be an open meeting
allegiance led by David Byrd. held at the Chamber of Com-
ADOPTION OF AENDA: On motion merce building in Mexico Beach
byMirs: Prldgeon; second by Mr. Byrd, and mg
unanimous votea-the Board adopted the on Tuesday, February 20 at 7:00
agenda. p.m. to which the general public
BILUL: On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second
by Mrs. Norton. and unanimous vote, the The purpose of the meeting Is
Board approved the following budget mar- to introduce and listen to a pollti-
ters and payment of bills: cal speech by retired Judge David
Budget Amendment No. Ill, General s rir i
SFund Taunton who is running for the
Budget Amendment No. Ill. Special Second District United States
Revenue.therF NUTE: n emotional Representative seat to be vacated
by Mr. Byrd. second by Mrs. Pierce, and by the present incumbent. Con-
unanimous vote. the Board approved the gressman Douglas "Pete" Peter-
minutes of December 5 and 18, 1995, with son.
BID MATTERS: On motion by Mrs.
Norton, second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
following personnel matters for the 1995-
96 school year:
Approved Terry Linton for the position
of homebound teacher at Wewahitchka
High School. .,
SApproved Charles: A. Gathers for the
position of substitute bus driver;
Approved the following substitute cus-
todlal workers: Stepheine Brown, Angelia
Hand. Dollle Keys. Mary Maloy, Evelyn
Morse, Manrel Myers. Eva Pittman. Sheila
Williams, and Annette Woullard.
Approved Virginia Rebecca Kent for
the position of substitute School Food Ser-
vice worker..
Approved the following substitute
teachers for the GulfCountv School Dis-
trict: Cecilia Pippin. Donna Howze-Cecil.
Mary Jones and Wilma Hopper.

Grant Rish throws out the first ball in the Preble-Rish
Baseball Classic.

New GM Appointed
At SprintCellular
-Sprint Cellular announced to--
day that Kris Eagan has been ap-
. pointed to the position of General
Manager for the Panama City and'
Port St. Joe areas.
As General Manager, Eagan
will be responsible for overseeing:
all operations, including sales,
customer service and installation
and repairs.
Kris will be replacing Gary
Erickson who has been acting as
interim General Manager.
Sprint Cellular, based in Chi-'
cago, provides cellular service to.
more than one million customers
in. more than 100 markets in 14
states .

Early Childhood
^..- .. r. -^ -wa--w- -
Conference Set
Early Childhood Services.
Inc. (ECS) and Bay District
Schools are hosting a collabora-
tive conference to beneft early
childhood educators and teach-
ers. This annual event will be
held Saturday, February 24 from
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the
campus of Gulf Coast Community
For more information about
the conference, please call Early
Childhood Services at (904) 872-

Wewa Little Major
League Meeting
: There will be a meeting of all
parents and coaches of the We-
wahltchka Little Major League on
Monday, February 19th.
The meeting will be at 6:00
p.m. at the Community Center.
This will be the last meting before
the start of the season.

Thank You
I want to thank the people for
their prayers, concerns, visits,
cards, flowers, food and phone
calls during my stay at Gulf
Coast Hospital and your' contin-
ued prayers for my recovery.
I pray that God will richly
bless each of you.
SLorell Barnes
i .. -.-

. .. .
NO.- .

Gator David Hysmith is
shown at the plate.

tro taking over in the fRitH. The
Gators touched Young for three
runs in the first inning and one
in the third. Yeager gave up four
in the sixth.

BAY 10, WEWA 6
The Bay High Tornadoes ral-
lied for three runs in the fifth to
take the lead over the Gators in
the finals of the Preble-Rish Base-
ball Classic Friday. The Torna-
does held on for the win, shutting
down Gator hitters for the final
three innings.
The Gators went ahead on
two runs in the bottom of the first
and builttheir lead to 6-4 in the
bottom of the fourth before Bay
,shut them down, taking the lead'

Russell Young on the
mound for the varsity Sharks.

Dust Off Your

Glove-It's Time

for Alumni Game
The Sharks are planning their
annual alumni game to officially
start the 1996 baseball season.
The annual event pits players
from a number of decades against
the most recent Shark team.
The game will be played at
Centennial Field on Saturday.
February 24th, at 1:00 p.m. Any
alumni Interested in playing
should contact Coach Duane
.* - -" ,,-" "'


Approved Apnl Bidwell for the posi-
tion of homebound teacher at Wewahltchka
Elementary School.
Approved Mary E. Jones for the posi-
Stion of substitute bus driver.
Mr. Byrd. second by Mrs. Pierce, and unan-
imous vote, the board approved for Brandy
Richter to transfer from Highland View Ele-
mentary School to Port St. Joe Elementary
School for. the remainder of the 1995-96
school year.
Mrs. Norton, second by Mrs. Pridgeon. and
unanimous vote, the Board approved re-
quest for property disposal of the following
Magnavox computers located at Port St.
Joe High School: GCSB #61912881, GCSB
#61902759, and GCSB #61912892.
motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by Mr. Byrd,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
new bus stop #6211, Cape San Bias route,
Ginn Dnve Way.
motion by Mr. Byrd. second by Mrs. Nor-
ton, and unanimous vote, the Board ap-
proved for .Jerry Jessie Warren of Port St.
Joe to be allowed to open the gym at Port
St. Joe Elementary School for the 1995-96
school year.
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mr: Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved a facility use request by Long Av-
enue Baptist Church to use the Port St. Joe
High School gym on February 10, 1996,
without waiver of insurance and utility
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote,, the
Board acknowledged receipt of Audit Re-
port No. 12617 of the Gulf County District
School Board for the fiscal year ended June
30, 1995, received from the Office of the
Auditor General, State of Florida.
The Board reviewed School Resource
Officer monthly reports from Port St. Joe
High School/Middle School and Wewa-
hitchka High School for the month of De-
cember, 1995. No action necessary.
A workshop on STD's was set for
March 5, 1996, at 5:00 P.M.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no fur-
ther business, the meeting adjourned at
S6:00 P.M.

Thank You, School Board
Oscar Redd, Gulf County School Board Chairman, is shown in
the photo above receiving a "Thank You" plaque from Wewa-
hitchka High School student, Charlie Cole, thanking the Board
for helping him last Spring attend the International Science Fair
in Toronto, Canada.

By Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist

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ters, but they need not be re-
garded as unavoidable. Breaking
in new shoes-whether you're
running, walking, or engaging in
some other activity-can be done
gradually and carefully. If you
feelthe friction that might cause
blisters, modify your activity be-
fore the irritation is sufficient to
raise a blister.
Wearing tube socks can be
helpful if your feet are sensitive
to the seams on regular socks. If
there is a raised seam or ridge
on the inside of your shoe you

may be able to ,. R
cut It away to
minimize the
chance of blis-
Consult your
podiatrist if a blister you have
becomes infected. If you find
yourself suffering frequently
from blisters, visit your podia-
trist for an examination and ap-
propriate treatment.
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of better foot care by:

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District Tournaments Underway.

Both boys and girls basket-
ball district tournaments are in
full swing this week.
The Lady Sharks are hosting
the District Two 3A tournament
with play beginning Wednesday
evening, February 14. The
Sharks, seeded fourth, faced
Blountstown, fifth seed, at 6:00
p.m. Thursday evening the #one
seed Florida High will play the
winner of the PSJ/Blountstown
game at 6:00, followed by Havana
and Monticello, seeded second
and third, respectively, at 7:30.
The championship game will
be at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The District 3A boys 'tourna-I
ment began Tuesday evening in
Blountstown with Florida High

defeating Blountstown 74-70.
The Sharks, seeded second in
the tourney on a coin (toss, will
face Monticello, the #3 seed on
Thursday evening at 8:30.
Havana and Florida High will play
at 7:00.
The championship game is
slated at 8:30 Friday night. All
times are eastern.
The Lady Gators will travel to
Liberty County for a 5:00 p.m.
CST game in their first game of
their district The boys lost by one
point to Greensboro at the buzzer
Monday evening to drop them
from their tournament
Ticket prices for the District
basketball play-off games will be
$4.0.0 per person. The pricing
was set by the state.

PSJ Sharks End Regular

Wewa Knocked Out of

District on Buzzer Shot

The Gators ended their regu-
lar season with a .500 record
Thursday night, after a disas-
trous beginning. The Gators came
on like; gang-busters in the late
games of the season and defeated
some strong teams while improv-
ing their record.
The Gators played with the
bigger Maclay team, trailing by,
only one point at the rest stop be-
fore they got into foul trouble and
lost by a 70-56 score.
The Gators had three men
scoring in double figures in the
loss, with Guss Russ leading the
way with his 18 points. Amp Hill
added 17 with 13 rebounds and
Luke Taunton had 16.. Six of
Russ' points came off three-point
goals and Taunton put 12 big
points on the. scoreboard from
long distance.
Score by Quarters:
Maclay 14 16 16 24-70
Weaa 13 18 8 17-56
MACLAY-A.Cashin 3-5-12,
Brooks 3-2-8, B.Cashin 5-5-15,
Weidner 8-0-16, McCouley 2-1-5,
McKnight 0-1-1, Roland 1-0-2.
WEWA-Russ 7-2-18, Taun-
ton 5-2-16, Jackson 2-1-5, Hill 6-
The Wewahitchka Gators ran
into hard luck their very first
game of the Class 2-A, District 2
tournament in Bristol Monday
evening. Greensboro's Derrick
Washington tossed in a field goal
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end the game. He ended it, all
right-with a one point victory for
the Greensboro Bulldogsl
The 69-68 defeat ended the
Gators' hopes for a district title;
nipped it in the bud, so to speak.
The Wewahitchka team end-
ed its season with an 11-12
The Gators had come back
from a dismal start this season to
become a definite threat in their
District, only to have .their resur-
gence end in disappointment.
The Gators appeared to have
the game in their back pocket,
when the final period got under-
way with the Wewa group owning
a,16 point lead. But the Bulldogs
put on a scoring spurt, good for
31 points in the final period to
surge into the lead. The Gators
owned a 34-25 lead at half-time.
Luke Taunton led the Gators
with his 20 points and G,us Russ
was close behind with 18. Cecil
Jackson was the only other Gator
scoring In double figures with 10.
Derrick Washington played
only the second half for Greens-
boro, but led the field with 23
WEWA-Russ 18, Taunton
20, C.Jackson 10; Hill 9, Wil-
liams 9, J.Jackson 6.
G'BORO-Washington 23.
Christian 19, Carter 14. Gilcrease
6, Home 4, Galnous 2, Bostic 2.

Lady Sharks Close

With 13-10 Season-
Port St. Joe's Lady Sharks
wound up their regular season
schedule, losing 40-27 to the Chi-
pley Lady Tigers last Thursday
evening. The Sharks wound up
with a 13-10 regular season
Stephanie Maxwell led the
Sharks with 15 points in the
game which featured strong de-
fensive play by both teams.
The Sharks had only a three
point deficit at halftime but went
cold at the basket for the entire
second half, scoring only 10
Score by Quarters:
PSJ 611 4 6-27 O.N.I
Chipley 12 8 1010-40 16.
PSJ-Maxwell 5-5-15, Croom
1-0-3, Wood 2-1-5, McNeall -0-2,
Lowe 1-0-2.
CHIPLEY-Laster 4-0-8, Mat-
tox 4-0-8, White 4-3-11, Feltsma
2-1-5, Scurlock 0-0-0, Campbell

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The Quincy Shanks Tigers
managed to do something only
two other teams have succeeded
in accomplishing Friday night:
they defeated the state's third-
ranked Sharks 69-62 in Quincy.
The Sharks still have not been
defeated this year in the Dome.
The Tigers had a nine point
lead at half-time and went on to
out-defense the Sharks the re'-
mainder of the game.
The Sharks had only two men
scoring in double figures, led by
Brian Jenkins' 20 points. Chad
Quinn added 10.
SHANKS--M.Howard 10, Hol-
liman 7, Lockwood 18, Butler 21,
A.Howard 11, Washington 2. -
PSJ-Larry 9, Likely 2, Jen-
kins 20, Jones 2, Daniels 4.
Quinn 10, Baxter 7, Pittman 6,
Crosby 2.
PSJ 100, GODBY 73
Coming off a seven point defi-
cit the night before, the Sharks
poured 100 points through the
basket Saturday night, as they
handed Godby of Tallahassee a
solid defeat for their final game of
the regular season. The Sharks
took a 100-73 win.

25-3 Record
Five Sharks scored in double
figures on their way to their 25th
win of the season, with Des Bax-
ter scorching the nets for 24
points to lead the way. Tyson Pitt-
man added 16. Brian Jenkins
tossed in 15, Chad Quinn was
good for 12 and Jermaine Larry
added 10 .to the winning effort.
Baxter "had two three-
pointers.' while Likely, Jones and
Jenkins hit one each.
The Sharks took the lead in
the first period, when they raced
up a seven point lead and never
trailed throughout' the entire
The Sharks had a 44-33 lead
at half-time.
: Score by Quarters:
Godby: 1320 18 22- 73
PSJ 20 24 2630--100
GODBY--Gibson 1-1-3, Grif-
fin 7-3-19, Hughes 3-0-6, Isom 5-
0-10, Jones 7-4-18, Rider 3-0-6,
Thomas 1-9-11.
PSJ-Larry 5-0-10, Likely 4-
0-9, Jenkins 7-0-15, Adkison 2-7
2-6, Jones 2-1-6, Daniels 1-0-2.
Quinn 5-2-12, Baxter 8-6-24,
Pittman 8-0-16.

In the photo above, Port St. Joe's Tyson Pittman (30) follows
up with a powerful breakaway slam dunk after a steal made by
fellow Shark, Brian Jenkins.

Pistol Matches
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
two separate pistol matches on
Saturday morning. February 17.
The first match, a hunter pistol
silhouette match, will start at
9:00 a.m. and 'a .22 rimflre bull-
seye match will follow. Trophies
will be awarded for first and sec-
ond .place shooters in each
match. All handgun shooters are
invited to participate in the
monthly matches.
The club is shooting Trap on
Thursday at 6:00 p.m. and Sun-
days at 2:00 p.m. All shotgun
shooters are invited to come out
and break some clay targets. For
additional information about our
activities call 227-1323 or 229-
8421. All club members are re-
minded that dues need to be paid
this month or you will not have
access to the range.

Cattlemen To
Meet Feb. 20
The Gulf County Cattlemen
Association will hold their quar-
terly meeting Tuesday, February
20. The meeting will be held at
the Weahitchka Community
Center, located at 300 North 3rd
Street. The.meeting will start at
6:00 p.m., E.S.T.
The guest speaker will be vet-
erinarian Dobb Anderson from
They will have a dutch treat
meal (Free to. all active members
and spouses). Non-members will
be asked to pay $5.00.

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Beacon Hill Property Controversy Was "In the Beginning"

Original Plat In 1912 Didn't Show Lots On West Side of Highway; Some Versions Today Show 34 Platted Lots

Beacon Hill hasn't been a
dedicated subdivision for too
many years, but it has had an in-
teresting and varied history for
the 85-90 years people have been
coming there, and buying water-
front property.
George Core told the Rotary
Club of some of that history last
Thursday, taken from the records
of Gulf County and.related to him
by the county's first Clerk of the
Court, Joe Hunter.
One of the controversies
which has been the subject of a
running argument over the Bea-
con Hill property, ever since it
has been a subdivision, is the
matter of building structures be-
tween the highway and the water.
Following is Core's findings on
the early history of this on-going

The first subdivision at Bea-
con Hill was owned and devel-
oped by R. D. Fryer of Sumatra.
Mr. Fryer subdivided only two
rows of lots. This plat was filed in
Blountstown, Calhoun County on
August 10, 1912. The first row of
lots were Gulf front lots, border-
ing on the Easterly side of State
Road 10, which was renamed U.
IS. 98. This road was a shell,
sand-clay base before it became
U. S.. 98. It was named GULF
VIEW STREET on the plat. The
second row of lots were immedi-

Driver and Vehicle
Inspections Planned
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle ,inspection check-
points during g the week of Febru-
aiy 16th through 22nd on SR-69,
near CR-274, CR-22, and CR-22A
in-Gulf and Calhoun counties.
Recognizing the. danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehl-
dcles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equipment
In addition, attention will be di-
rected to drivers who would vio-
late the driver license laws of,
The patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
S while ensuring the protection of
all motorists.

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SOriginal plat of Beacon Hill
Subdivision surveyed in August


ately behind the first row, separ-
ated by a 40 foot wide street"
known as PALM STREET; howev-
er this name is not shown on the,
plat. All lots were 65 feet facing
the Gulf and 140 feet deep. This
plat shows an unidentified space.,
between each lot, which is unu-
sual in that none of the lots have :
a common lot line with another
lot. There Were no lots between
the highway and the Gulf.
There are several sources of
information as to the intentions
of the own oerconcerning the land
lying between the highway and
the Gulf of Mexico. All parties in-
quiring as to the purchase of a lot
were told that'this property would
'be dedicated for the use and en-
joyment of lot owners and their
invited guests.
Joe Hunter, the first Clerk of
the Circuit Court of Gulf County |
said that his father-in-law, J. K.
Isbell bought Lot 1 ,on Palm;
'Street June 3, 1922; Mr. Fryer
told Isbell that the strip of land
between the highway and the .
Gulf would be dedicated to the
Subdivision lot owners. This dedi-
ication was never made according ,
to the public records.
These lots did .not sell very
fast in the beginning. From 1912
up to December 10, 1924 only stix
lots were sold, as follows: Lot 2
on Palm Street-M. L. Mays of
Decatur County,. Georgia on De-:.
cember 15, 1913; Lot 2 on Gulf
View Street-Mrs. Lucia Tate and
Mrs. Mae Belle Solomon of El-
more County, Alabama on August
27, 1914;- Lot 5 Palm Street-Mrs.
Eugenia Phillips of Elmore
County, Alabama on August 27, .
1914; Lot 3 Palm Street-T. L.
Macoh, Elmore County, Alabama
on August 31, 1915; Lot 1 Palm
Street-J. K. Isbell, Wewahitchka,
Florida on June 3, 1922. -One
other lot was sold but the deed
was never recorded.
Apparently Fryer thought his
subdivision of Beacon Hill was a
failure. Only 6 lots sold over a pe-
riod of eight and a half years.
Why wouldn't this beautiful prop-
erty sell? We must remember
this, that back in 1912 to 1922,
there were no paved roads from
anywhere to Beacon Hill. People
from Alabama and Georgia were
the first to explore the Beacon
Hill area. As you notice, the first
5 lots sold were to people from Al-
abama and Georgia. These people
would come by mule and wagon
loaded-witth- -'evrything -- they +-
would need for a two or three
week visit They always brought
their milk cows. live chickens, a

the plat in the Courthouse show-
ing the lots between the highway
and .the Gulf because the plat
shown to them at the time they
selected and purchased their lots
did not show these 34 lots. Mr.
Hunter said that apparently the
plat shown to these buyers was
not the one filed in his office,
which is now the official plat.
From this time until today,
there has been a disagreement
and some "bad feelings" as to
placing a building on these con-
tested 34 lots. A meeting was
held of all lot owners, in which a
committee was appointed to go to
Bullard and Taylor, and inform
them that under no circumstance
should they sell the, lots between
the highway and the water Mr..
Hunter told this story as to the
disposition of these 34 lots. The
story goes like this: Bullard and
Taylor were in debt to C. A. Le-
Hardy for surveying the new sub-
division. They did not have the
money to pay at that time, so

they made a deal that they would
give LeHardy the 34 lots in ex-
change for a portion of what was
owed him. LeHardy accepted this
offer and received a deed on July
11, 1934 as recorded in deed
book 2, page 539. The protest
continues, but now directed at
All the owners across the
highway then told LeHardy that
he could not put a building on
that side of the highway, even
threatening him with a law suit if
he did. All of those people doing
the fussing were good friends of
Mr. LeHardy. It may be that Mr.
LeHardv did not get a good deal
in this trade-off. This is hard to
believe today, that looking at the
1934 tax roll one finds that the
total, assessed value of these 34
lots was $35.00 and the total tax-
es were only 80 cents.
One of those 34 lots, original-
ly given to Mr. LeHardy, sold in
the past couple of years for ap-
proximately $85,000.

huge amount of salt and a few
empty barrels. When they re-
turned to their homes the barrels
would be filled with salt mullet.
Mr. Hunter tells the story of
two families from Georgia that
were friends of his that would
come down the Apalachicola on
the steamboat, then hire a local
boat to take them to Mr. McNeill's
landing at Indian Pass and from
there they would go on to Beacon
Hill in one of the McNeill's wag-
Mr. Fryer decided to sell out
:to J. M. Cleckley on December
10, 1924. Mr. Cleckley then sold
this property to H. H. Bullard and'
M. D. Taylor,; except a small par-
cel near: the ,Beacon Hill light-
house. This sale was ,made on
July 31, 1925 and May 19, 1927.
These two sales gave Bullard and
Taylor the entire subdivision, less
those lots that had been.sold by
Fryer. These new owners were not
satisfied with the way these lots
were platted. They were too large
and had 25 feet of wasted space
between each lot, plus the fact
there were no lots between the
highway and the Gulf.
It was the intention of the
original owner that the 25 foot
wide strips between each of these
lots be used by any and all lot
owners as a walking easement to.
the Gulf beach; however, there
,whs never a dedication recorded
for these strips of land. Bullard
and Taylor employed C. A. LeHar-
dy and A. D. Lawson to survey a
new subdivision, which would in-
clude all of the original lots, ex-
cept those bordering on the light-
house property. This parcel
contains 12 full lots and 3 partial
lots, which has never beep
changed from the original plat,
All other original lots were resur-
veyed and included in the new
plat of Beacon Hill. This second
plat of Beacon Hill was filed in
the public records of Gulf County
on July 5, 1927, showing Bullard
and Taylor as owners and A. D.
Lawson signed as the Surveyor.
This new subdivision contains
450 lots, (plus 34 lots)-B, F, C be-
tween the Gulf and the highway.
These 34 lots consume all of the
land that the original owner said
would be dedicated to all lot own-
According to Hunter. all own-
ers of the lots that were pur-
*-chased -from- Bullard- and-Taylor
during 1927 and 1928 objected to

New Regulations For All Groups

Desiring to Use National Forests

S The Department of
Agriculture's Forest Service has
new rules governing non-com-
mercial group use of the national
forests, requiring groups of 75 or
more people to obtain a permit
before using national forest sys-
tem lands. In effect since August
1995, these rules are now.being
implemented on the three nation-
al forests in Florida-the
Apalachlcola. Osceola and Ocala
National Forests.
Large group gatherings can
have significant impacts on an
area's natural resources. As many
as 20,000 people have assembled
in one location on a national for-
est. The new rule -wlll protect First
Amendment rights while allowing
the forest service to mitigate dam-
age to resources and facilities,
address concerns of public health
and safety, and allocate space
* among competing activities.
'This-new regulation treats all
non-commercial groups equally
and presumes in favor of granting
a permit," said Karl P. Siderits,
Forest Supervisor for the national
forests in Florida.
Groups planning events that
may take place on national forest
system land are strongly encour-
aged to contact the local forest
service office as far in advance as
possible to learn about which
sites are available for large group
use. An application can be denied.
only after careful review of the
proposed use against the new
evaluation criteria. The new crite-
ria are narrowly tailored and
unrelated to the content of

Atkins Completes
Basic Training
Army Pvt. Jason W. Atkins
has completed basic training at
Ford Leonard E. Wood in Waynes-
ville, Missouri.
During the training, students
received instruction in drill and
ceremonies, weapons, map read-
ing, tactics, military courtesy,
military justice, first aid, and
Army history and traditions.
He is the son of Bruce W. and
Barbara J. Atkins of Wewahitch-

expression. The rule requires land
managers to offer an alternative'
time, place, or manner of use if
the alternative will allow the
applicant to meet the evaluation
Copies of the new rule ,are
available in the Federal Register

and at more than 500 forest ser-
vice offices in 45 states and
Puerto Rico. Applications for rion-
commercial group use permits
can be obtained directly from the
'forest service office closest to
where the activity is scheduled to
take place.

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Boat & RVi SeN

I 8.5% APR on Used Boats

9.25% APR on Used.RVs

On February 16-18, come witness a live show in an outdoor arena: the 2nd
Annual "Members Only" Boat and RV Sale at the Bay County Fairgrounds.
A wide array of recreational vehicles for land and sea will be on display from
leading local RV and boat dealers. And if you're a member of Tyndall Federal Credit
Union, you'll qualify for some outstanding loan rates as well.
Tyndall representatives will be available between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and
6:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday to discuss financing. Or you can stop by any of our five
Tyndall branches and arrange for a pre-approved loan.
If you're already dreaming of your own summer tour, drop by the
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Court Rules Should

Be Changed to

Protect the Citizenry

Excerpts from Book by Card-Carrying
Liberal Says Courts Too Lenient
Legislators should be given the message that no more secrets or pri-
vacy privileges are needed in the court system in a bill OK'd by a senate
committee that would ban identifying jurors in Florida criminal cases.
'We need some anonymity... some protection for the court system,"
said Sen. Tom Rossin, D-West Palm Beach, co-author of the bill with Rep.
Greg Gay, D-Cape Coral.
Excuse this old reporter, gentlemen, but really what the citizens of
Florida need is more protection from the court system, not the other way
around. Reforms-in fact, outright repeals-are needed of many laws to
return to the simple days of some 35 years ago when people were simply
arrested, indicted and tried for crimes.
To be fair, it must be said most of the blame belongs to U. S. Supreme
Court decisions imposing unworkable and dangerous requirements on
the police and prosecutors to protect the rights of criminals, not victims.
Common sense reforms are badly needed, including the abandoning of
the Miranda Rule of reading rights to prisoners before getting confes-
sions, limiting peremptory challenges that allow lawyers to stack juries,
requiring less than unanimous jury verdicts, and allowing American
judges a more active roll In the courtroom.
Most of all, judges should be given more leeway to apply reasonable
tests to determine when search and seizure of evidence is necessary to get
at the truth in a crime rather than allow the guilty to escape under exclu-
slonary rules.
These aren't your old fuddy-duddy reporter's suggestions. They are
straight from a book Guilty; the Collapse of Criminal Justice by card-car-
rying liberal New York Judge Harold J.' Rothwax. Before being elevated to
the bench, Rothwax was senior trial' attorney for the Criminal Defense
Division of the Legal Aid Society and vice chairman of the New York Civil
Liberties Union.
The proposed Florida law to shield jurors by keeping their names
secret is mainlyjust not needed, as officials can prosecute anyone threat-
ening jurors under present jury tampering laws. Keeping more court
secrets--which officials love to do-also flies in the face of the Sixth
Amendment that guarantees accused criminals an open, public trial that,
in turn, assures accountability from lawyers, the judge, AND the jurors.
Citizens need more accountability and less secrecy and privileges in
the court system, not less. Judges now are allowed to keep identities of
jurors confidential in high-profile cases like the recent 0. J. Simpson
murder trial in California.
Florida's proposed law is overkill as it would keep all jurors' names
from being published after a criminal trial begins.
Instead, where are some of those reforms many citizens were hoping
would come as crime skyrockets and they feel less secure in their homes?
Rothwax said theatrics, not truth, is the guiding principle in our pre-
sent court system.
Incidentally, he scorned the strategy used by Simpson's dream
defense team of exciting racial animosities toget an acquittal and found
'the evidence .of Simpson's guilt overwhelming.
Jointhe club, Judge. You're just a little late, however.
"It will make politics squeaky clean. You'll be able to hear it walk
down the hall," mocked Sen. W. D. Childers, R-Pensacola, after he voted
for a Senate committee bill calling for a one-year jail term and fines for
dishonest phone calls like those.made by Gov. Lawton Chiles' campaign
committee in 1994.
Childers had maintained through committee hearings that no law
can make liars tell the truth or cheaters play fair.
"I think.this will bring some accountability to campaigns." said Sen.
Charles Crist, R-St, Petersburg, chairman of the committee which con-
ductediahe;investigation of dirty tricks by Chiles.

Here's the Capitol News Roundup
State biologists are surprised by large catches of mullet by cast nets
reported by commercial fishermen in the six months following a ban on
gill nets. They're surmising the fishermen have become very handy with
cast nets, that some of them may be cheating, or the records they get
from wholesale fish houses are flawed.
But the prices on a plate of mullet are about the same now as they
were before the gill net ban and the sale of mullet eggs (roe) are close to
record levels.in spite of the net ban.
State records show that the number of net fishermen has plummet-
ed, but the average catch of those still netting is about what gill netters
reported before the ban although the total mullet catch is only one-fifth
as large. The state is investigating.
The Florida legislative session which begins March 5 will be broad-
cast state-wide over cable television in a plan, to be announced soon by
House Speaker Peter Wallace and Senate I'resident Jim Scott.
Florida Public Broadcasting has been airing the sessions live on TV
monitors in the Capitol for years, but now what some members call the
"Capitol Circus" will be broadcast over a new satellite channel. Anyone
'with a TV and cable can tune in.
Karen Chandler, an aide. to Senate President Jim Scott,. said law-
makers want to keep the people more Involved, concerned, and knowl-
edgeable about the legislature.
One legislator-Rep. Steve Celler, D-Hallandale, who supports the
idea-has called for "responsible coverage" by TV cameras.
He wants the camera to focus on the House speaker or Senate pres-
ident, not rows of empty seats in the House or Senate chambers. It would
create a "misleading impression" that members weren't working when
they could be someplace else in the chamber or in a committee meeting,
Geller said.
Scott has said he is looking for ways to restore credibility and trust
to the legislature and politicians who are held in low esteem.
Now that Gov. Lawton Chiles has come up with pay-later financing
for many items in his budget, Lt. Gov. Buddy MacKay says some creative
accounting on the pension, fund can happily ensure pay raises for state
MacKay told the House Governmental Operations Committee that too
much is being spent to reduce the retirement system's unfunded liability
in the unlikely event all 600,000 active members in state, county and city
governmlIents were to retire at once.
The state doesn't fund the system to that; level, of course,.but it is set-
ting aside a little more for that eventuality than it needs to, according to



The savings in cash payments now could be used for state pay rais-
es, MacKay said.
Republicans on the House committee were skeptical. They want to
leave the pension funds alone and finance pay raises by not filling vacan-
cies in state agencies.
The state is paying into the retirement system at a rate of about 17
percent of each state employees salary, but workers don't pay for their
Tallahassee police have arrested Florida State University freshman
Jeffrey Thomas Knowles, 19, of Fort Pierce, on charges of starting 19 fires
on campus in a week-long arson spree. They said he confessed after fin-
gerprints found at two scenes matched his, but as yet they have no
Legislators and Gov. Lawton Chiles agree it would be better to replace
welfare with work programs, but they haven't decided yet on how much
to spend preparing recipients for work and when to cut off benefits.
Florida lawmakers are moving ahead with their major overhaul of
welfare even if federal block grants are not passed back to the state by
Congress as expected. They'll seek waivers from the federal government
to implement state reforms.
Juvenile Justice Secretary Calvin Ross is asking the Legislature for
nearly $1.4 million to expand training for staff and increase security on
some 452 juvenile programs.
The requests are receiving extensive questioning in committee meet-
ings considering them before the spring session set to open March 5. '
Ross said 92 percent of the programs were found "satisfactory" or
above in a quality review, but 37 programs received "below satisfactory"
'They have six months to improve or face losing their contracts:," Ross
said. He said 85 percent of the state's'juvenile programs are operated by
private contractors.
A bill to block a state tax on on-line computer services was filed by
Sen. Fred Dudley, R-Cape Coral. Revenue officials were planning to begin
sales and gross receipt taxes this summer on on-line services such as
Irternet, computer bulletin boards and electronic mail.

Ball Moss Is

Common In

Florida Oaks

Ball moss is a plant that
commonly grows in Florida oak
trees. Many people believe that
ball moss kills paks, or at least,
speeds their decline. Because of,
its abundance in oaks, it's easy to
see why ball moss is thought to
harm its host. Research shows

Gulf County
Extension Service

I oy Lee Carter.

that this plant is almost certainly
innocent of that charge.
It's common to see large
amounts of ball moss growing on
oak trees that are already declin-
ing. Thus, many people assume
the moss is responsible. The
cause and effect connection is not
there. My information on ball
moss was provided by Extension
Urban Horticulturist Dr. Robert
Black located at the University of
If you have ball moss-infested
oaks around your home, this arti-
cle should help you take better
care of your trees, and perhaps
save you some money at the
same time. I have heard a few re-


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ports that some pest control com-
panies around the state have told
homeowners that ball moss does
kill oaks. They've suggested that
spray treatments to kill the moss
will improve the conditions of de-
clining trees.
Obviously, if the moss isn't



from Tallahassee

causing the problem, getting rid
of it won't help. In addition to ex-
plaining why scientists are fairly
certain that the moss doesn't kill
trees, I'll talk briefly about what
you should do to' keep oaks
around your home healthy.
Ball moss is an epidphyte.
It's in the same biological family
as spanish moss. Each plant is a
tuft of leathery, thread-like stems
that grow on to seven inches
long. The leaves are covered with
silver-gray or brownish scales.
Pale violet flowers grow on .short
To prove ball moss isn't para-
sitic, two researchers from Ober-
lin College in Ohio, David Benzing
and Jeffrey Seeman, used ball
moss infested oak cuttings, and a
radioactive phosphorus com-
pound. They dipped the ends of
the living oak branches in the ra-
dioactive solution and waited un-
til it was carried into the stems
and leaves. They detected phos-
phorus in the bark. But even
though the moss was attached to
the bark, it didn't take up any of
the radioactive compound. So, it's
obvious that ball moss does not
take nutrients directly from its
host plant.
There have been suggestions:
that ball moss causes oak trees
to decline simply by shading out
sunlight. However, ball moss usu-
ally grows deep within the tree
canopy, where it causes very little
shading of healthy leaves.
There does seem to be a re-
mote possibility that ball moss
could indirectly cause thinning of
an oak canopy. When rain passes
through a tree's leaves and
branches, it can wash away nu-
trients. Normally these fall to the
soil, where the tree's roots take
them up again. If ball moss is
growing thickly enough, it might
intercept the nutrients before
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cause some amount of decline.
However, having your trees
sprayed to kill the moss isn't nec-
essarily the best way to deal with
such a problem. Just give the
trees enough fertilizer. This will
offset any effects of nutrient inter-
ception, allow the tree canopy to
grow thicker, and gradually re-
duce the amount of ball moss
without chemical sprays.
So, ball moss is not a para-
site on oak trees. It shouldn't
cause any problems for otherwise
healthy trees. And, if it shows, up,
you don't have to worry about it.

Apalach Bay Bird
Count Results In
St. Vincent National Wildlife
Refuge, Wildlife Biologist, Thor
Lewis coordinated the Second An-
nual Apalachicola Bay Christmas
Bird Count on December 29,
1995. Seven birders from Apa-
lachicola, St. George Island, Tal-
lahassee, Fountain, Alligator
Point, and Lynn Haven in Florida
and Cookeville, Tennessee partici-
pated. Local birders included
Steve Jones, Doug McNair, Mi-
chele Belson, Leslie McFetridge,
Thom Lewis, Joe Schuster, Bar-
lbara Holmes. Anne Alien, and
Laura and Alex Moody.
S They counted birds within a
15-mile diameter circle which
roughly covered Franklin County
south of the Jackson River from
the mouth of the Apalachicola
River to the Fourteen Mile St.
Vincent NWR property. Portions
.of St. Vincent and Little St.
George Islands, the Apalachicola
Bay and the Gulf of Mexico were
also covered.
"They documented 120 differ-
ent species of birds during a 24
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winner and placed first in the
senior division as well. His project
entitled "Can Recycled Paper be
Reinforced Using Other Recycla-
ble Content" was the grand prize
winner at the 1995 Chipola Re-
gional Science Fair and went on

From the Principal

High School

y by Larry A. Mathes

Teacher inservice will be lights; added a fresh dimension to
Thursday and Friday, February Gator baseball. The Thursday
15 & 16. Students will be out of night dedication featured mem-
school, but both our boys basket- :bers of the school board, the
ball and girls basketball teams county commission, the Gull
will be -in the District Touma- Coast Electric Coop and the Ga-
ments at Liberty County High tor baseball boosters who cooper-
School. Check with the school ated to complete the lighting and
about what nights they play-it's the: new stadium improvements.
the first time I-can remember A big thanks goes to each for
both being held at the same their help.
school during the same period. To continue last week's item
The Gator Sound Band, un- about "Block Scheduling"-a few
der Terry Stryker, again has dis- advantages can be noted. For ex-
tinguished itself by taking 25 su- ample, less time is wasted chang-
perior ratings, 12 excellent and 2 ing classes, since students only
good awards at the District Solo 6 change four classes. Ninety min-
& Ensemble meeting held in Pan- ute. classes would allow students
ama City this past weekend. to become more involved in the
Great showing, gang. Two mem- four classes, allowing more in-
Great ,. -
bers, CharlieCole and Roy Stri- depth work and study than the
plain, have been selected to attend current 50-minute periods allow.
the University of South Carolina Students also need to adjust
Honors Band Camp this week- to four instructors a day, com-
end. I'm sure- both will distin- pared to six. Since most block
guish themselves and bring back schedules are set up to allow stu-
additional honors to WHS. dents to take two "difficult" cours-
A break in the weather es and two "electives" each se-
helped make the first Preble-Rish mester, students should be able
Baseball Tournament a success. to concentrate their efforts more
Bay High took first, WHS took effectively and produce better
second, McClay took third and grades.
PortSt,-Joe flnished-fourth; This Presently students must take
early season exercise .esulted in _. seventh classes or summer class
some spirited play (if not always ses-to gain additional credits for
perfect execution), and coaches special honors. The "block" would
got a chance to evaluate problems eliminate the need for this. There
they can work on before the regu- are more advantages, but I can't
lar games start. cover them all (and don't claim to
Several basketballers from know them -all-yet). Are there
each school will also bolster each any negatives? Of course there
squad once the basketball stops are, ahd I'll try to cover some next
bouncing. All four teams ap- week.-
peared strong enough to contend A special thanks to Margaret
for their individual district hon- Willms at Lakeside Lodge for do-
ors, so we'll expect good things nating a complete set of World
from each. Book Encyclopedias to our E.S.E,
Everyone ,agreed, the new classes.

Wewahitchka .


By Linda Whitfield

Gulf Power News
In a letter to fourth grade
teacher. Linda Lawrence. Scott R.
Harrington. Coordinator of Safety
City Program, said a big thank
you to the fourth graders for al-
lowing them to present "Safety
City" to our students. Each stu-
dent received a certificate and a
coupon for free personal pan piz-
za from Pizza Hut.
"How's That Again?"
Sadly, one of our students,
Shawn Burgett, and his family
lost their home to fire. Mrs. Prid-
geon, his teacher, was explaining
in a letter that Shawn has moved
to Warsaw, but his grandparents
would be checking in with the
school from time to time. Mrs.
Pridgeon would like to correct
something: Shaw has not moved
to Warsaw, Poland, but to Wau-
sau, Floridat He will be missed by
all of us.
"Muffins for Moms; Doughnuts
for Dadsl"
Except for one year, Mrs. Ali-
sa Walker, kindergarten teacher,
has treated her parents to a spe-
cial day on Valentine's Day. This
year moms came one day and
had a muffin, coffee, and- punch
party, and the next day it was the
dad's turn. This is the 10th annu-
al Valentine's Treat.
"Valentine Drop-In Tea Party"
Mrs. Linda Whitfield's third
graders invited their parents and
members of the W.E.S. faculty
and staff to stop by their room on
Valentine's Day and enjoy a quick
cup of punch and cookies. A little
host or hostess greeted the visi-
"Orlando Bound"
Most teachers in our school
will be attending inservice at our
site. A few will be going to the

STechnology Conference in Orlan-
do. Going to "high tech-ville" will
be Bill Garr, Randy Harper, Linda
Lawrence, Pam Sumner, Carol
Kelley, Jan Traylor, Alisa Walker,
Karen Minger, and Linda Whit-'
Up-Coming Events:
Friday, March 8th-First grade
*February 22-"George's Day"
and end of fourth six weeks.
February Hoopla
The February hostesses of
the monthly social-Hoopla-
entertained the staff with a deli-
cious Taco Dinner, at their vari-
ous.lunch hours. I don't really
mean lunch hours, but lunch
Thanks to Tracy Bowers,
Randy Harper, Jerry Kelley, Lori
Price, Connie St. Clair, Pam Sum-
ner, and Esther Taunton. It was
delicious 1
Little Miss Valentine A Huge
Once again the senior citi-
zens, under the direction of Jerry
Stokoe has claimed another victo-
ry with the Valentine Pageant. I'll
just .say congratulations to all
winners here because I'm sure he
Swill write up the pageant from his
perspective. We're especially
proud of the girls from our
school, but we're glad of every-
one's success.
President's Day
We don't get out of school for
this holiday, but still it is a very
important one to know about.

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1N N I .,: E Students will enjoy Thursday
and Friday out of school as
to the International Science Fair teachers participate in inservice
held in Canada and placed fourth ., activities. The fourth six weeks
winning a cash prize of $1,000. : -grading period ends February
Winning the second place 22. Six weeks tests will be ad-
n ininistered Februaryt21-22. Re-
award in the. senior division and ., inistered February 21-22. Re-
placing third overall was Josa, port cards will be sent home
Baxley with his project entitled, March 4.
projet enttled

"Which Angle Do Spiders Prefer?",
Amy St. Clair won third place in
the senior division with her pro-
Ject entitled, "Is Right Really

Jessica Cole won first place
in the Junior Division with her
Project, "The Effects of Electro-
magnetic Fields on Mice." Her
project also-placed second over-
all. Last year she won second
place at the Chipola Regional Sci-
ence Fair in the Junior Division.
Grant Marshall won second ::
place in the Junior Division with
his project, "Will Frozen Seeds,
Germinate and Grow?", and Me- :
lissa Babb won third place with
her project, "Pascal's Law."
These winning projects will
represent Wewa High School and
Gulf County at the Chipola Re-;
gional Science Fair to be held
February 29 and March 1.
S Oer projects entering the .
regional composition from WHS, ;
are: Jack Husband ("Is Compost-
ed Fertilizer Superior to Commer-.
cial Fertilizer"); Mandy Little
("What Effect Does Oil Have on
Different Types of Plants"); Jas-r
mine McMillion ("How Do Home-
made Dyes C6mpare with Com-
mercial Dyes?"); Almee Pridgeon
("Which Battery Really Keeps on
SGoing?"); Jeremy Suber ("Which :
Type of Environment is Most Fa-
vorable For the Grbwth of
Mold?"); and Bradley Shavers
(Will Waste Water Damage Dollar


Faith Christian School con-
gratulates Christina Egler for
winning the Target All-Around
S Scholarship. This scholarship,
sponsored by Target Stores is in
Its first year and was created to
give deserving students who excel
S at all aspects of community,
S school, and family a chance at fl-
nancial aid to further their educa-
tional goals after high school.
Christina is a senior at Faith
Christian. She is an excellent stu-
dent and a member of the Beta

Basketball season is winding
down. The boys J.V. team end-
Sed their season with a win over
G Qodby last Saturday
night. Their overall
record was 18 wins
and 3 losses. Con-
gratulations Coach
Gannon and the J.V.
team! .
Varsity boys bas -
ketball district tour-
nament will see the
Sharks in action on
Thursday, February
,15 in Blountstown. :- "
S'Our first oppo-
nent in the district -
Stournament will be
:,,Monticello. Game time depends
on the results of Tuesday's
.Florida High vs. Blountstown
Good luck, especially to sen-
iors-Barry Adkison, Des Bax-
ter, Jermaine Larry, Chad
Quinn, Dominique Ward, and
Chris Williams.
The Lady' Sharks will, host
their district tournament
Wednesday through Friday,
February 14-16. Port St. Joe
will play Wednesday at 6:00
p.m., E.S.T., against Blount-
stown. Other games will be de-
termined by who wins.
Friday, February 16 is. the
deadline for juniors and seniors

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Faith Christian School

Club, a service-oriented honor
club. Christina is a- member of
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
and is active in their youth pro-
gram and missions work.
The principal, Rev. Fred Goe-
bert, and fellow classmate, Amy
Goebert, accompanied Christina
to Panama:City for the presenta-
tion of the .award on Monday,
February 12. Christina is the
daughter of Gary and Lil Egler of
There will be no school for

Students Of he Week
Congratulations to 'our "Stu-
dents of the Week" Sam Ell- -
mer, James Windham, Zane
: Sweazy. Savanna Smith. Simon
Collins, John Watkins, Amy Can-
ington and Jeremy Miller.
Teacher Inservice
There will be no school on
February 15 and 16 due to
Teacher Inservice.
Bulldog Star Search
Our annual P.T.O. Talent
Show will be held on Thursday,
February 22 and Friday, Febru-
ary 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the audi-
torium. Come see the greatest tal-
ent and around and support your
End of Grading Period
February 22 will end the
fourth six weeks grading period.
Report cards will be sent home on
Monday, March 4.

Think of the courage and insight
these two great men, Lincoln and
SWashington, had for our country.
Children in our school pay
tribute with essays, poems, pic-
tures, and units on thdse great
men. The first year of my teach-
ing career, I taught in Morris
County, New Jersey. There, on
February 22, the schools were
closed for two days for Washing-
ton's birthday and I remember go-
ing to the Washington Museum
for a tour and lunch on that day.
Just about everywhere Up there
claimed Washington had slept
there during the Revolutionary

School Advisory Council
There will be a school adviso-
ry council meeting on Monday,
February 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the
library. All members are encour-
aged to attend.
Regional Science Fair
The Regional Science Fair will
be held in Marianna on February
28 and 29. We wish the best to
those -students representing Gulf
County schools.
Enrichment Trip
Our enrichment students,
grades four through six, will be
taking a trip to Atlanta February
28 through March 1. One of the
highlights of the trip will be.a vis-
it to the Olympic Center. They are
looking forward to a great time!
Classroom Pictures
Classroom and club pictures
will be taken on Wednesday,
March 6.
Parents Make The Difference
: Telling children they need to
respect rules, authority and other
people is important. But all the
advice and lectures in the world
won't make a dent if parents
don't do themselves what they
ask their children to do. To teach
children respect, we must be a
model of respect for our children.
How good a model of respect are
Pepsi Blue Caps and General
Mills Box Tops
Keep those Pepsi blue caps,
and General Mills box tops com-
ing in. Our.school will receive five
cents for every blue cap and
twenty-five cents for every Gener-
al Mills cereal box top turned in.

by: Leslie Faison .*

to register for the S.A.T. to be
given at Bay High on March
Christine White's College
Accounting class would like to
express their appreciation to
Jay Rish, Associate Broker of
Thompson Realty Company,:
and President and Manager of
Lighthouse ,Utilities Company,
and Joseph Mills, JTPA Ac-
counting Supervisor. These,
gentlemen recently
shared with Mrs.
White's class about
how accounting re-
lates to their ca-
.. Members of the
P.S.J. High School
Advisory 'Council
Share reminded- of
their meeting on
Tuesday, February :
20th. -
'Seniors', only 53'
more days of class
SI'l Application dead-
lines, scholarship arid finan-
cial aid deadlines are fast ap-'
proaching. See the: guidance
office for specific dates and de-
tails for the college you plan to
attend. Congratulations' to '
Barry Adkison who has been,
accepted to Georgia Southern
College and Valdosta- Stat'
University. '
Spring sports practices are
underway. The varsity baseball' ,
opener will be Monday,.:Febru-::
ary 19 as the Sharks travel to:
Carrabelle for a 4:00 p.m.,
E.S.T., game. The Sharks par-
ticipated in a pre-season tour-
nament last week in Wewa-

Sixth grader, John-Patrick
Floyd, was the 1996 Spelling
Bee winner at Faith Christian
School. He is the son of Mr. -
and Mrs. Pat Floyd of Port St.

Christina Egler, senior at
Faith Christian School, was
awarded the $1000 Target All-
Around Scholarship. She is the
daughter of Gary and Lili Egler
of Overstreet.,
students this Friday, February
16. The next report cards will be
issued February 29.
Students in Miss Joy's grade
three class distributed valentines
and hugs to the residents of the
Bay St. Joseph Nursing Honme;
The outing was a pleasure to the
givers and the receivers!
February is "Missions Month"
at Faith Christian. Each class is
actively involved in one or more of
the following: learning about mis-
sions, writing about missionary
activities, corresponding with
their class missionary or giving
toward their support. Here
are essays on missions written by
Rachel Blxler* and Matthew Wil-
"Missionaries help people
that are not Christian be Chris-
tians. They preach the Gospel to'
people. Missionaries can be over
an ocean or even in America. We
all need to help missionaries, You
can pray for them, write letters to
them, give them some money to
help them buy Bibles or help by
just telling a friend about Jesus.
You can be a missionary too if
you want to."
"Missionaries travel around
the world telling people about Je-
sus and I can help by traveling in
my neighborhood preaching God's
Word and telling about Jesus."

Highland View


Ne ws

On January 25th, 220 Wewa-
hitchka High School students
participated in the annual sci-
ence fair competing for over 60
prizes consisting of cash, ribbons,
and certificates.
Charlie Cole was the overall

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SAC Meeting ..
.. There will be a very important
SAC meeting held on'Tuesday,
February 20 at 5:30 p.m. to begin
drafting the school improvement
goals for 'this year. All interested
parties, please come and help us
grow for our children's future.
Six Weeks Coming To An End ...
Wowl It is hard to believe
that we are approaching the end
to yet another grading period. The
fourth six weeks ends on Febru-
ary 22nd with report cards being
issued on: March 4th and Gold
, yards ,being sent out on March
8th, This year has really flown by,
but it will,not be soon forgotten.
Study hard these last few days
and make that extra effort to im-
prove your grades if necessary.
SWanted: Talent Show Entrants...
SThe time is approaching for
the Highland View Elementary
Talent Show sponsored by our
P.T.O. The deadline for signing up
to perform is March 1st. All
words and music must be pre-
viewed anl approved by Mrs. Bar-
field :by March Ist. Also all tal-
'ients -being performed must be
-previewed and approved by Mrs.
Barfleld. To enter you must be a
Student at Highland View and
your presentation must not last
longer than five (5) minutes
Please dust off the old tap
shoes or brush up on your sing-
ing and give us all a show to re-
This year's show will be held
.on March 12th at 7:00 p.m. Ad-
mission is $1.00 for adults, chil-
dren 12 and under are free.
Inservice Training...
As you know the teachers are
all currently attending inservice
training for two days at various
sites across the county and state.
-- wi-l be attending- anriAnservice
training In Orlando on technology
Sin the classroom. I will not be
alone in my adventure; also at-
tending with me from Highland
View will be Mrs. Plair and Mrs.
Howell. Hopefully, when we get
back, we will be able to share'
many new and exciting things
that we learned during the four
days that we were down south.
Good Luck! .. .
Also I would like to wish both
the Lady Sharks and the varsity
boys basketball teams, "Good
Luckl", In their respective District
, Tournaments being held this
week. The ladies are hosting their
tournament, while the boys must
travel) Go Sharks all the way to
:: 'Lakeland.
Until next week .... have a
great week.:



For Games
Team Florida is scouting for
athletes, volunteers and sponsors
to help plan and promote activi-
ties in Florida for the 1996 U. S.
Transplant Games, sponsored by
Sandoz and presented by the Na-
tional Kidney Foundation. An
Olympic-style competition for re-
cipients of life-saving transplants
of all kinds, the Games will be
held August 21-25 on the cam-
pus of the University of Utah in
Salt Lake City, Utah.
With an anticipated 1,500
transplant athletes from across
the country participating, the
1996 U. S. Transplant Games
promises to be the largest-ever
gathering of transplant recip-
The .Games will also feature
special programs such as Kids'
Time for children ages 2 to 11; a
"Family Focus Symposium" for
parents and their families which
will address both physiological
and psychological aspects of
transplantation; an athlete expo-
Sition featuring exhibits from cor-
porations and transplant orgarni-
zations; aid "Dash for Donation,"
a 5K road race for organ donation
which will promote awareness
Transplant athletes from
Florida may register for 1996 U.
S. Transplant Games by joining
Team Florida. To become involved
with Team Florida as an athlete
or by planning pre-Game events
and activities, call Karen Wallace
in Orlando at (407) 894-7325 or
For more information about
Team Florida, call (407) 894-7325
(Orlando) or 800-927-9659.


This column Is provided as a service of the dulf 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 spouse and I have been
married for 15 years. Before that
we were best friends since child-
hood. There has never been
tremendous passion in our mar-
riage, but we always had what I
would call a good relationship
(talked well, shared our feelings,
etc.) Lately I've questioned this. I
see couples hanging all over each
other, unable to keep their hands
off. Me and my wife can sit in a
room for hours and never say a
word to each other, but it is a
comfortable silence-we just don't
have anything to say! We get along
fine, have no maajor arguments,
one day just kind of flows into
another. My parents had a tem-
pestuous relationship that ended
in a very public and bitter divorce.
I 'always swore that would not
happen to me, but sometimes I
think someone needs to take my
wife's and my pulse. Please don't
tell me I'm having a mid-life crisis
because it's too late. We're both in
our sixties.
Too Young for Rigor mortis
Dear Too Young:
The things you describe may
not be symptomatic of a dead or
dying relationship, but of a very

healthy and thriving one.
Although talking to one another is
important and has been empha-
sized in popular culture, silence
which is comfortable may have
been under emphasized. Excess
talking, if it serves no purpose,
may simply be creating noise that
neither of you need nor desire.
You say that your marriage
has never been particularly "pas-
sionate". But then you describe
your parents' marriage as-"tem-
pestuous." True passion has a lot
more to do with compatibility and
a sense of comfort with your part-
ner than intense feelings which
may fizzle out with time. Talk to
other couples whom you respect
and ask them their opinion. You
may find that your "imperfect"
marriage is one to be enviedl
Best Wishes,
Laura Rogers, M.S. Counselor
Note: Please address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Ave., Port St. \Joe, FL 32456.
Names aid addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be;edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
; for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to

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Sunday Evening ............. 7:00 p.m.
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Many people have been tested in their re-
lationships with God. What we believe and
the sincerity of our faith is important. Faith
brings with it a commitment to our Lord and
In Romans 1:17 we find, "He who,
through faith is righteous shall live." Being
righteous means that our lives are right
with God. Faith puts us in the position of
doing things with our lives which would be
pleasing to Jesus Christ. This scripture had
a major influence in the life of Martin Lu-
Paul also wrote that he was not ashamed
of the gospel because it gave him power of
God for salvation through his faith. We can
strengthen our faith
through prayer, devo-
tions, reading the
Bible, and committing.
our life to Christ daily,

Oliver F. Taylor
Visitation Ministeri First
f United Methodist Church

English Handbell

Choir To Perform:

The Ilse Newell. Fund for the
Performing Arts of the Apalachi-
cola Area Historical Society will
present, "The Festive Ringers -
English Handbell Choir" in con-
cert on Sunday, February 18, at 4
Sp.m. at historic Trinity Episcopal
Church in Apalachicola.
The Handbell Choir, com-
prised of young people from Por-
terfield Methodist Church in Al-
bany, Georgia, has toured the,
United States and Mexico in re-
cent years., They have performed
in many different settings Includ-
.ing churches and historic places
such as South Street Seaport in
New York City and Faneuil Hall in
Boston, as well as Christmas con-
certs in Dollywood, Tennessee.
The repertoire of the eleven select
ringers covers a wide spectrum of
musical tastes and styles ranging
from contemporary broadway-
show tunes to.great clasl_,aLl,



The No.1 Killer
Heart disease and stroke kill
more Americans each year than
AIDS, cancer, accidents and all
other causes of death combined.
Important medical research
breakthroughs, many of which
are funded by the American Heart
Association, try to change those
"Just thirty-fve years ago
heart attack victims died because
there was no heart bypass sur-
gery, or cardiopulmonary resusci-
tation (CPR)," said John D. Sites,
MD, President, AHA, Florida Affil-
iate. "It's impossible to calculate
how many people are alive today
because of the advances made
possible through research."
Cardiac catherization, angio-
plasty, bypass surgery, pacemak-
ers, surgical techniques to repair
heart defects and life-extending
drugs are other life-saving meth-
ods used today that originated
from American Heart Association-
funded research. 'We all know
someone whose life has been af-
fected by one of these discover-
ies," Sites said.
February, is American Heart
Month, and this year's message,
'The American Heart Association,
Your Best Defense Against Ameri-
ca's Number'One Killer," empha-
sizes how Important ongoing
medical research is to public
'We're making progress,". said
Sites. "Between 1981 and 1991,
age adjusted deaths from heart
attack declined more than 32 per-
cent. And deaths from stroke de-
clined just over 30 percent. All of
this is possible because of tech-
niques discovered through re-
Research is the basis of the
work done by the American Heart
Association, which has contribut-
ed more than 1.2 billion dollars to
fund national research.

Conductor Chuck Weather-
ford, a native of Kingsport, Ten-
nessee, holds a Bachelor of Music
Education from East Tennessee
State University and a Masters
from New York University. While
in college he was affiliated with
"Up With People" and served as
director of the southeastern cast
A donation of $2, with chil-
dren accompanied by an adult
* admitted free, is asked for those
not holding season tickets.

Spaghetti Dinners
at New Bethel AME
New Bethel A.M.E. Church
will be selling spaghetti dinners
on Friday, February 16. The
menu will include spaghetti with
old-fashioned meat sauce, cole.
slaw, tea and dessert. Dinners,
sold for a donation of $3.50 each,
will be available at the church an-
nex beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Give your cook a special be-
lated "valentine" by buying a din-
ner for the two of you, the family
or Just a friend. You may buy as
few or as many dinners as you
Need' to order ahead? Call
229-6179 before 11:00 a.m.
Glazed donuts wil.also be
sold by the church members at
$3.00 per box.

St. James Youth
Pancake Supper
The annual pancake supper,
sponsored by the young people of
St. James Episcopal Church is
next Tuesday, February 20, from
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. This mark
SShrove Tuesday, followed by Ash
SWednesday, the beginning of'
Lent, in the church year.
Tickets are being sold by the
young people or may be obtained
at the door of Coldewey Hall..
St. James' church is located
where 22nd Street and Marvin
Avenue join.

Plan for Trinity
Day Services Sun.
STrinity Day" worship services
will be held at Philadelphia Primi-
tive Baptist Church this Sunday,
February 18th at 11 a.m.
This year's speaker will be
members Tan Smiley, Brenda
Farmer and Annie Mae Larry.
These services are open and eve-
ryone is cordial invited to attend.

Many Thanks
We would like to take this op-
portunity to thank everyone for
the calls, cards, food, flowers and
many other expressions of sym-
'pathy during the loss of our
mother, Elizabeth O'Bryan... .
Nadine Lee & Family
Robert O'Bryan & Family

Join Us For Worship .. .

Overstreet Bible Church
Overstreet Road
A Non-Denominational Church
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
,, ,N r -- I I IIII

55-Alive Driv-,
Training Course
The Presbyterian Church will
sponsor a 55-Alive Driver Train-
ing Course at the Presbyterian
Church in Port St. Joe on Febru-
ary 21 and 22 from 1:00 to 5:00
p.m. each day. The course is de-
signed for people 50 years or old-
er to remind them about the ef-
fect aging has on their driving
'skill, to suggest techniques that
can counteract physical impair-
ments and to present new rules
for safe driving.
'The cost is $8.00 for the
course to cover the cost of materi-
als furnished to each person. It
can be paid on the first day of the
course. Fred Kleeb, the AARP vol-
unteer instructor, reminds people
that if you're 55 years or older,
completion of the 55-Alive Driver
Training Course qualifies you for
an automobile insurance dis-
count; in the State of Florida.
Likewise, Fred says, "People who
have previously taken the course
must repeat the course every
three years and send the new cer-
tificate of completion into their in-
surance company to qualify for
the discount."
Contact Fred Kleeb, at (904)
647-5600 or Ernie Hendricks at
(904) 648-8271 to register

M.B. Methodist
Spring Bar-B-Q
The First United Methodist
Church of Mexico Beach Men's
Club is sponsoring a fundraising
bar-b-que dinner on March 1
from 4 to 7 p.m. The menu will
consist of 1/4 bar-b-que chicken,
baked beans, cole slaw, roll and a
Tickets may be purchased
from Harry Howel (648-5830);
John Joyne (648-4272), or Susie
. Hudson at the Chamber of Com-
merce (648-8196).
Tickets can be purchased at
the door on Friday also. People
may come and eat in the fellow-
ship hall or they may pick up a
dinner for take-out.

Special Program
at Zion Fair Sun.
The Zion Fair Missionary
Baptist Church "Intermediate
Women" will be hosting a very,
timely and needful program enti
tied, "Men, what is your responsi-
bility to God and Your Family?"
This program will be at Zion
Fair on Sunday, February 18 at
6:00 p.m.
Rev. Frank Jones, pastor,
urges everyone to come and be a
part of this program.



Bible Study W<
10 a.m. Sunday 11 a.m. S
7 p.m. Wednesday N
Call 229-8310
'P.:O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Cor.er of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue



4. ; 7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
+tI :Sunday School 9:45
.8:00 6.m. (CT)


We Want You To Be.
Part of the Friendly Place
BIBLE STUDY 9:45a.m. EVENING WORSHIP ...........7:00 p.m.
MORNING WORSHIP.................. 11:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH TRAINING ............;.....5:45 p.m.
Long Avehue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue


Minister of Music

^ ^ ^*Constitution fndCMonument
Catch the ti -Port St.Yoe
a TmCUNtrED TmHoosrcmmUcH
Sunday School ....... 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
SMorning Worshlp.... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship ............. 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Choir Practice
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Wednesday............ 7:30 p.m.

FirstUnitedMethodt Chwrch
S111I North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
S Morning Church......................9:00 a,m. CT
Church School ......................10:00 a.m. CT
S*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
*_________ -. *._ -------- ....^


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

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1993 Grand Cherokee Laredo, 2
wheel drive, blue w/gray interior,
62,000 miles. Excel. cond., loaded.
$16,000. Call 229-8667 or 229-8229.
2tc 2/15
1988 Chevrolet Caprice Classic, all
electric. 648-8932. 3tc 2/15
GMC 91 Safari SL van, conversion,
TV, VCR, 2 captain's chairs, 47,000
miles, telephone, top condition. 647-
3579. 2tp 2/8


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

Small furnished house, 2 bdrm., 1
ba., w/d. $375/mo. plus deposit
648-8751. tp 2/15
One bedroom 8th SL apartment. utill-
ties included, $70 a week. Evenings,
648-4338. Itp 2/15
One bedroom trailer, 1g. living :io6m,
furnished including TV, washer and
dryer at Mexico Beach. 648-5033.
House Rental, Mexico Beach. Modem
2 bdrm., 1 ba., new w/d, storage
plus, walk to beach. $400 month. Call
648-8128. tfc 2/15

Office for rent, 322 Long Avenue, Port
St. Joe. Contact Bill Sumner, 229-
8226. .-2tc 2/15,
2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile .home, Bal-
boa & Alabama. No utilities, no pets.
$200 deposit, $325 monthly. ;Call
227-7372 after 6:00p;.m. Itp'2/'15'
1,500 s.f. metal building and ;apprx.
1/2 acre enclosed by link chain fence.
located in Jones Homestead. Call Bil-
ly Carr, 227-2020. Llc 2/15'
Long term rental, Indian Pass' Beach,
4 bdrm., 2 ba;, $500 rhonbrth + til.:
Furnished house, 227-1774. .'tfc.2/8:
Two bedroom, one bath for rent, 1/2
block from beach, partly furnished.
$350 mo. plus utilies. Call 647-
8889. 2tp 2/8

Southern Villas of Apalachicola now
leasing, one bdrm., $300; 2 bdrm.,
$334; 3 bdrm., $362. Security deposit
$100 required. Equal housing oppor-
tunity. TDD access. 1- 0-,OQ 5 j I...
.. ', .' ?,, -.." t. ,
2 bedroom furrdshed, trailer in High-'
Sland View. Call 227-.1260. fc 2/ 1
Furnished trailer for rent, 5 miles
past Overstreet Bridge. Call i6t-
5306. t"c 2/8
Mobile home lots for rpt In Mexico
Beach. 648-5476. 0' '" tfc 2/1.
S2 bedroom. I bath mobile home. 'Nice
: and clean. $250 month. $150 deposit, '
Nn b-, nA* 'n-^n 0t Str Hi hlrndl

luNo ets. 2U4 I t tU W *.. nig an*a
View. 647-3264 tfe 2/1

BAYOU STORAGE, units for rental
High a d'DiJ aftbr Opal. 'Icatedii
, Hwy. C-30 next to Todd Land Devel- :
opment. Call 229-8397 or 227-2191.
tfc 2/1 "

The Phantry, Hotel, Rooms Private
baths. Daily or weekly'rates. 302 Reld
Ave.;Port St. Joe, 229-9000. 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 &

Liberty 'Manoi Apts., 800 Tapper '' heat, blinds, carpeting, stove, refrig.
Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable hous- Equal Housing Opportunity. Hearing
ing for the elderly and the handi- impaired number 904-472-3952.
Cen., h &a, laundry facilities, energy. /2 Av
emclent const.. handicapped equip-. 1402 1/2 Long Ave.,
ped apts.. available. Stove & refrig. Nic e upstairs, apt. 2
furn., fully carpeted, 1 bdrm.. apts.. b 1 ba., water d
on-site manager. 'bdr ., ba.,wat p ,
Equal Opportunity Housing Cornm $265 mo. 227-5443.
plex. Rent is based on Income. tfe. 2/8
This complex is funded by the Farm-
ers Home Administration and man- ,Warehouses, small and large, some
aged by Ad\vsors Realty. 'with ofce: suitable for small busi-
Call'229-6353 for more information. w f s e fr tfl bsi-/
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS ness, 229-6200. tfc2/
S.i..tc 2/ ; No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
PINE RIDGE APTS, (904) 227-7451. them with HOST. Use rooms right
Rent, starting at $245.00 per mo. Af- away Rentmachine St Joe Furni-
fordable Living for low to middle in- ture, 227-125 tfc2/1

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. tfe 2/1
SLarge 2.bdrm. house, stove & re-
frig., cen. h&a, screen porch, car-
port & laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stose &
refrig...tvasher/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-.
washer..& stove, fully -carpeted. No
*SnSmil 2 bdrm. home. auto. heat &'V
air: wakher/dryer hook-up.
* One. bedroom apartment, washer/
dry&r hookup.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.;
W ^ if 2-.1 .: ** -. if -

Yard Sale: Saturday, 8-1 p.m. 1307,
SI;Long Ave., Lots of miscellaneous.
SCarport Sale: i04 S:' 26th St., Mexico
Beach, Saturday, 8 a.m. 2 p.m. CST
moved from the north, too much stufHI
Tools, .TV, microwave, light fixtures,
bedding, furniture, clothing & misc. 3
Garage. Sale:: 205 Third St.; Mexico
Beach. 2 families. A bit of everything. -
Friday and Saturday, 8 a.ii. till when,
Yard Sale: Sat., Feb. 17, multi-family,
409 BonitaSt., Highland View. Chil-
dren's and adult clothing, and many
other items. Something for everyone.

Let us help you succeed in your real
estate career. We are expanding to
better serve our growing group of sat-
isfied customers. Excellent pay plan
and support. We advertise extensive-
ly; so we have prospects.. :all Tom
Mays or Sandy Smock today 227-
1450. Hannon Realty, Inc. ltc 2/15
Certified Nursinig Assistants. variety
of shifts, new pay scale recognizing
experience. Apply in person, at Bay
St. Joseph Care Center, 220 Ninth St.
2tc 2/15
Top of the Gulf Restaurant. Mexico
Beach. now taking applications for all
positions. Apply Tuesday thru Friday
after 3 p.m. central time. 3tc 2/15
Gulf County Guidance Clinic has :an-
immediate opening for a Crisis Coun-
selor. Dutes include: classroom pres--
entations, community discussions,
crisis intervention and consultation.-,
This is a temporary position to assist
Hurricane Opal survivors. Min. req.: a
Bachelor's degree in education or a
mental health discipline and' comple-
tion of all HRS screening. .Experience
with presentations, teaching, or coun'-
seling required. Apply to: Gulf County ,
Guidance Clinic, Inc., 311 Williams
Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. E.O.E.
ltd 2/15

Assistant Cook person need to assist,,
cook. Will train the right person. Ap.
ply in person. Julie's Restaurant.:222 .
Reid Ave., Port St. Joe, anytime ex-
cept 11 a.m. 2 p.m. 2tc 2/8
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.

Cashier/Receptionist. Applications
will be accepted at Job Service of Flor-
ida at 114 E. 9th St. in Panama City,.
Florida through Monday, Feb. 19,
1996 for the position of Cashier/
Receptionist at Gulf Cost Electric
Cooperative in Wewahitchka, FL. Min.
requirements for the positions are as
follows: high school graduate or
equiv.; min. of 2 yrs. cashier experi-
ence in a general office environment;
including interacting w/the public
and handling cash: filing & typing;
proficiency In the use of adding ma-
chine, CRT and general office equip-
ment; ability to perform multiple du-
ties. Requires. excellent oral and
written communication skills; 'legible
handwriting. Requires ability to be-
come proficient in radio dispatch; to
utilize equipment properly & accord-
ing to FCC rules. Requires a satisfac-
tory pass of Gulf-Coast Electric Coop-
erative's employment entrance exam-
ination andi drug screen. Requires
Interpersonal skills for interacting
with the public. Requires the ability
to become knowledgeable of Gulf
Coast Electric policies, effectively
communicating these to members;
ability to become familiar with Gulf
Coast Electric service territory/
boundaries. Prefer training in busi-
ness related courses.
We aie an Equal Opportunity Employ-
er; We do not discriminate on the ba-
sis of race, religion, color, sex, age,
national origin, veteran status, or dis-
ability. 't. tc2/15
, People .ith Smiles wanted full or
part time, days or evenings for dining
room duties. Will train .the right peo-
ple. Flexible hours. Apply in person,
S222 Reld Ave., Port.St. Joe, anytime
except 11 a.m. 2 p.m. 2tc 2/8
Bartender needed. Hwy. 71 and Hwy.
386, Marie's Corner Bar. Apply in per-
. on, open at 11 a.m. 'tfe 2/1


Old Fashioned Elbow Cleaning by
Dee. Local help to help you locals in
Port St.Joe and the beaches. 647-
3157. '. 4tc2/15
Handyman / yard cleaning. LOW,.
LOW rates, no job too small. Please
call nights 229-8230 or days,' 227-
3268 : 4tc 2/8

SSurfslde Serenity Group, Ist United
Methodist Chuerh, 22'1d St.. Me.xico"
Beach. Monday 7:30: Friday 7:30.
' All times central. 647-8054.

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

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

- Commercial

* Custom Wood
* Industrial

A 8 R Mechanical
Security Feacing .
Albert Fleischmann' FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 (9041 647-4047


Engine Repair




Call 229-8039
3tp 2/8

Port St. 'Joe Serenity Group I
Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.n '
Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
AL-ANON '" -. .. '' *' '" ''
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. &Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church.. PS. :

220 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe
227-3183 .
New & Used Clothing
'for the Entire Family.
Accessories and Misc. Items. t 4/

.* Avon

Catherine L. Collier
Ild.?npendert Sales Represenla'ti ,
211 AlIen Memorial Way port St;,Joc
(904) 229-6460

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

"Catering to All Your Lawn Sen ice Needs"
Free Estmales
Call 229-6435 V,.,44

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"
Corer of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. WewahitchKa, 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
.... -;.. R 0011618

POIT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821

LOOK, Screen/glass rooms win-
dows siding. Look at work I've done.
If you like it. hire me. Expert work
Rock bottom prices! Licensed general
contractor. The House Doctors. (904)
647-3452 or 1-800-919-HOUSE. -

Bush Hogging -
RototiHir ng,
Dirt Leveling;' '4

Stec Brant's Roofing
,i ; Licensed & Insured
S Lie. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
., i- *, pd. t hru Appril

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

"Caring or God's Creanon

SGenesis Lawn Service
SFtii EsthAmets Honest & Depeadbhl
DAWIDO,1f.1LE' r ,cCROlN :
S ,, .. 227-7406
fc' 2/21

SAverage Stump $10.00, .
A-1TreeService & StumpGrinding
Vickery Enterprises. Inc.

C.4J.'s trwn

Serving Mexico Beach, St Joe Beach,- '
Port Sr Joe& Wewahnchka
'I will work for YOU!" CLYDE SANFORD
Mexico Beach, FL

r s ----' -".
I St. Joe Rent-All, Inc. i ,

" I Smacll Engine Repaits i
S, Factory Warranty center

Lawnmowers ,
S Weedeaters I
1 ,\ Tiller /
S* Chain Saws
M ips
SE birne Sales I

|. f ,
I 706 1st St. St. Joe

Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loaderlot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2; Box A1C, Port St. Joe
Phone 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 You'r Body Work
Baltzell Ave., Phone 227-7229
-..- tfic4/6

Spring Cleaning?
don't forget the outside
of your house, porch,
sidewalk and driveway.

4476 Hwy. 98, #3
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
3tp 2/15

' e .Residential
"o Commercial
Termite & Pest ContrW
Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
Flea.Control Condominiums
S* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites

Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections

SMarjorie Parker
Surrogate Secretary
Typing, Manuscripts, Correspon-
dence, Ghost Writing, etc.'
Call 904-229-6023

1 I

tfc 11/2

MAGNETICS, Why suffer? Call me.
Nikken Independent Distributor.
Sandy Mullls 904-647-8783., ,
6tp 2/1

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

1Ucense No. RQ0033177

Foundation Piling -- Crane Rental
Post Office Box 624 Telephone (904) 229-6411
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Mobile (904) 227-6284

NE XNMicrosystems

Computer Sales & Software Network Services
Custom Software -,Consulting System Integration
Full Service Vndor On-Site Service
Our motto is "Service First"
(904) 647-3339 or 227-6590
Licensed Dealer tf1/4

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 V 1/4 Port St. Joe, FL 32456

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


WdaL 2-~ ~ j~~e

Manager of Food Processing. Duties:
Quality control involving freezing,
packaging, grading, storing and
shipping of jellyfish for overseas mar-
ket in Korea, and in the Far East in-
ternational market Responsible for
meeting export gradient standards.
Responsible for operations & dealing
with international clients, foreign
banks and development of an Eastern
European market for the product
Send resume to Tallahassee Jobs and
Benefits Service Center, 2810 Sharer
Road, Suite 30B, Tallahassee, FL
32312. Job order number FL-
Requirements: Bachelor's in business,
experience In international commerce,
extensive training in jellyfish process-
ing, extensive experience in import/
export of perishable goods, experience
in' food processing, plant manage-
ment, training of workers engaged in
multiple food processing, experience
in equality control involving freezing,
packaging, grading, storing and
Salary: $60,000.00 annual com-
mensurate with experience.
Hours: 7 a.m. 3 p.m., Monday Fri-
Direct resume to the following ad-
dress: Job Service of Florida, 2810
Sharer Rd., Suite 30B, Tallahassee,
FL 32310. Re: Job Order #FL-
13377293. 3tc.2/15

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. tfc2/1

office is seeking a HHA/CNA to add to
their clinical team. Fantastic staff &
energetic director. Applicants should
be able to cope with patients of all
Sages & mental outlooks. Quality agen-
cy. Mileage is reimbursed.- Contact
SClaudia Glesecke, Administrator, at
1-904-229-8238. or apply, in person
at 418 Reid Ave. in Port St. Joe. EOE/
Drug-Free Workplace. ltc 2/15

LOST approximately 2-3 months ago.
Child's pink rocker, also a chair w/
blue bear on It. Probably taken for
trash on corner of Alabama and Bal-
boa St. Child is with grandmother
now and doesn't have any of her toys,
clothes, or car seat. Reward. Please
call 648-8842. Ite 2/15

Rattan counter stools. $35 each;
78"x84" vertical blinds. $20: brass &
glass coffee table. $20: mauve swivel
rocker. $20. Mini blinds. $2 each.
Call 648-8782. Itc 2/8

Truck cap for small pickup, excel.
cond.. $100. 648-4333. Please call be-
fore 7:30 p.m EST. I tp 2/15

Whirlpool gas clothes dryer, $100.
Small 'microwave, $25. Propane bot-
tie. 15. 648-4740. tfc 2/15

Mobile home in Wewahltchka. 10'x55'
w/10x20' built on addition, has been
remodeled. $5.000. 904-785-7375.
2tc 2/15

Green & white striped loveseat, $150;
Victorian folding screen (with lace
panels). $50 ; Whirlpool washer, Ken-
more elec. dryer set, $300; 6x9 pastel
braided wood rug, $50. 227-3159.
Itc 2/15

Couch, ottoman, recliner, 2 chairs,
call 227-1506. 2tc 2/8

Peking ducks, $8; hens, $4. 227-
1260. 2tp 2/8

Showcases, display cases, and racks,
large and small. (904) 653-9133.
2tp 2/6

Bahama Cruise, 5 days/4 nights. Un-
der booked! Must sell $279/couple.
Limited tickets. Call 1-800-414-4151,
ext. 2269. Mon.-Sat 9 a.m. to 10
p.m., St. #14299. 4tp 2/8

Firewood, Iwb pickup truck load, $50.
Call 229-9070 after 5:00 or leave
message. 4tp 2/1

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

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 2/8

Mushroom Compost, $15 yard, any-
time, 648-5165. tfc 3/7

Dalmatton pups AKC shots, wormed
and ready, 229-6583. ltp 2/15

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.

AKC reg. poodles for post Valentine's.
Two apricots, one black, one silver.
904-785-5332, leave message.
2tc 2/15

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

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

I, Rodney Slate, as of February 5,
1996 will no longer be responsible
for debts incurred by anyone other
than myself.

Lot for sale at Jones Homestead, 1/2
acre, has septic tank & well, $12,000.
Call 627-1105 after 6:00 p.m.
4tc 2/15

Quick Sale, 150'x:60' lot, Jones
Homestead, septic tank, $8,500. 227-
1377, call mornings please. Itp 2/15

The Boardwalk, Cape San Blas, 3
bdrm., 2 ba. house, loft, 3 decks.
647-3828. 8tp 2/8

For Sale, Older home, Handyman
Special, 1307 Long Ave., $39,000
firm. 3 bdrm., 1 ba. hardwood floors,
nearly new hot water heater, washer
& dryer, deep fenced.back yard, gar-
age, workshop, convenient to schools
and churches. Call 647-8862, leave
message please. 2tp 2/8

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 atCSt. Joseph
Bay Country Club; $35,000. Call 647-
8317. 6tc 2/1

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. 901 finished. 75'x185' lot
Est. $18,000 or0 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. tfc2/1

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-
low & 1 deep well on high and dry lot
109 W. Rogers St. $35,000: 227-
2012. 5tc2/1

For Sale: Cape San' Bas, 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

CASE NO. 98-7
IN RE: The BEtate of
BAGGETT, deceased, File Number 96-7, Is
pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida Probate Division, the address of which Is
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 5th Street, Port St
Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses of
the Personal Representatives and their attorney
are set forth below.
All interested persons are required to file
claims against the estate and (2) any objection by
an interested person on whom notice wasserved
that challenges the validity of the Will. the
qualifications of the Personal Represerntatve.

Beacon Hill Lot, with Gulf Front-
age, 122' hwy., 130' deep. $99,500,
6-48-4648. 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/I

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

2.73 acres for sale' at Sunshine
Farms, comer 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'x16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace 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

Business for Sale: Phantry Building
and extra lot. Income producing.
Three business units downstairs and
a manager's apartment, Four hotel
rooms w/full baths upstairs. 24 cli-
mate-controlled mini-storage units
upstairs and down. Best location in
town for detail outlets. Call 1-800-
800-9894. tfc2/1

Half acre lots for sale, Hwy. 386,
Overstreet, Creekview Subd., $500
down. $96.48 per month, 120
months. Call and leave message. 229-
6031. tfc 2/1-

1/2 acre lot with septic tank. $9.500.
Overstreet Road. Owner financing.
227-2020. ask for Billy. tfe 2/ 1

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

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

Wanted: Looking for roof top cargo
carrier. Call 227-3511. 2tc 2/15

Wanted: Used pressure treated lum-
ber to build large deck. 648-8334.
3tc 2/1

Elizabeth W. Thompson

Office: Hwy. 98 at 19th St., Mexico Beach
Mailing Address: Rt. 3, Box 167, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FAX: (904) 648-4247
904-648-5683 or 1-800-582-2990
After Hours: Jay Rish, Associate Brbker, 904-229-1070,
Brenda Miller, Salesperson, 904/648-5435

Unbelievable home
".'. ^ .:, wiover 224' fronting St.
'T" Joseph's Bay Country
S. A.. I Club in one of the area's
77Aiia mmost premier locations.
This beautiful 4 bd., 4 1/2
ba. 2 story home has over 3100 sq. ft. of heated & cooled liv. area. The home is a great
rm. design w/a for. din. rm..& Ig. kit. and breakfast nook. The master suite is downstairs
& has its own lovely bathroom. Upstairs, includes 3 bd. & 2 walk-in storage areas that
could easily be converted into extra bedrooms. The rear of the home has a pool enclo-
sure w/plenty of rm. for entertaining. The grounds-are landscaped beautifully & have
own irrigation system. Flooring consists of wood, carpet, and tile. Extras include: cen.
hot & cold water system, slate oak pool table, jacuzzi, pool, keg cooler, and much
much more) Only 3 years young. By appt. only. Price, $267,500.00. Call Jay Rish today
for a showing or for additional information.
NEW USTINGII, 1406 Monument Ave., Port St. Joe. Beautiful 3 bd., 2 ba. executive
home. For. liv. rm. & din. rms, den, kit. w/eating area, dbl. garage w/rear access alley.
Hardwood floors in the bdrms. & hall, carpet & vinyl in the remainder of the home. Brick
exterior trimmed in white. Lot is oversized at 126' wide by 225' deep & is tastefully
landscaped w/many trees and shrubs. Cen. h/a, elec. water heater, gas heat, electric
appliances. Laundry/util. rm. in garage. 1704 heated and cooled sq. ft.
Call Jay Rish today for a showing or more details. PRICED.TO SELL AT $109,500.00.
NEW USTINGII, 118 S. 42nd St., Mexico Beach. 3 bd., 2 ba. brick & vinyl single fam-
ily home 1200 SF liv. space, mostly furnished, all appliances, new heat & AC, Fla. rm.,
carport, outside utility bldg. Call Brenda Miller for details. PRICE, $134,900.00.
PRICE REDUCED: 704 Georgia Ave., Mexico Beach. 1460 2 bd., 1 1/2 ba. mobile
home on 75'x100' lot, partially furnished, all appliances, gas and elec., eat-in kitchen,
2 utility bldgs., window treatments, 12'x20' Fla. rm. PRICE, $57,500.00.
Call us for additional information!

venue or jurisdiction of the Court.
DATE of the first publication of this Notice of
Administration Is February 8, 1996.
303 4th Street
P.O. Box 39
Port St Joe, Florida 32456
(904) 229-8211
FL BAR NO. 0066806
1309 2nd Court
" Panama City, FL32401
29 Adams Drive
Stony Point, NY 10980
2tc, February 8 and 15, 1996.
Frank Pate. Jr.
:Itc, February 15, 1996.
,s/ P. Pendarvis, City Clerk
,2t, February 15 and 22, 1996.
4The City of Wewahltchka will accept sealed bids
for garbage collection service. SpeclflcaUons may
be picked up at City Hall. Monday through Friday.
7:30 am. to 4:00 p.m.. CST. Bids must be sealed
and marked: *Garbage CollecUon" and be turned
In to the City Clerks Office no later than 4 p.m.
March I 1996. Bids will be opened at the regular
City Commission meeting on March II. 1996 at
6:30 p.m. The City reserves the right to accept
and/or reject any/or all bids and award to the
lowest and/or best bid.in the opinion of the City
2tc, February 15and 22, 1996.

The Planning Development and Review Board of
Wewahitchka will meet February 19, 1996 at 6
P.M. The board willaconsider land use. changes
(Residential to Commercial) on property owned by
Bernard and'Elizabeth Keller, 1.38 acres located
east of Helen Ave. and north of Old Transfer Road.
All:interested parties are encouraged to attend.
ltc, February 15, 1996.

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
hereby provides notice to all interested parties that
It will hold a public hearing on February 27, 1996
at 6:10 p.m., E.S.T.. to consider the abandonment
of an alley located In Block 10 of Yon's Addition to
Beacon Hill.
Itc, February 15. 1996. ''
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
hereby provides notice to all interested parties that
it will hold a publichearing on February 27, 1996
at 6:05 p.m. E.S.T., 'to 'consider.the abandonment
of an alley between Apalache Drive aie d the
County Road In Block- U" of Indian Pass Beach
SGroup Subdivision.
I t, February 15. 1996.
BID No. 9696-19
-'The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County. Florida. will receive sealed bids from any.
qualified person, company or corporation
Interested In constructing the following project:
Plans and specifications car be obtained at
Preble-Rish, Inc., 402 Reid Avenue. Port St Joe,
Florida 32456. (904)1 227-7200. The bid must
conform to Section 287.133 (3) Florida Statutes,.
on public entity crimes.
Completion date for this project will be 120 days
from the date of te Notice to Proceed presented to
the successful bidder.
Liquidated damages for failure to complete the
project on the specified date will be set at $100.00
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 p.m. Eastern
Standard'Time, on March 12, 1996, at the Gulf
County Clerk of Court'sOffice. 1000 Fifth Street,
Port SL Joe, Florida 32456. and will be opened
and read aloud on March 12, 1996, at 6:05 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time. The Board reserves the
right to reject any and.all bids.
Cost for Plans and Specifications .wll be $100.00
per set-and Is non-refundable. Checks should be
made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC.
4tc, February 15, 22, and 29 and March 7, 1996.

Date of Publlcation: February 15, 1996
Recipient: City of Wewahltchka
Date 1: February 15, 1996
Address: Post Office Box 966
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
Phone Number: (904) 639-2605
On or about February 23, 1996 the above-named
recipient of federal funds will request the Florida
Department of Community Affairs to remove the
environmental conditions and release Small Cities
CDBG Funds under Title I of the Housing and
Community Development Act of 1974 (PL 93-383)
for the following project
S SInglen-Famllv Housing Rehabilitation
( Project Tlde) Name
I fIousing Rehabilitation Temporay Relocation
(Purpose or Nature of the Project)
Wewahltch)y Gulf Cointy Floridn
(Location of Project)
OOS m a5.500 .
(Census ract) (Estimated Cost)
An Environmental Review Record respecting the

above project has been made by the above-named
recipient which documents the environmental
review of the project This Environmental Review
Record Is on file at the above address and Is
available for public examination and copying upon
The recipient will undertake the project described
above with Block Grant Funds from the State of
Florida and U. S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development (HUD), under Title I of the
Housing and Community Development Act of
1974. The recipient is certifying to the State and
HUD that It and Its Chief Elected Official, in his
official capacity as Mayor, consent to accept the
Jurisdiction of the federal courts if an action is
brought to enforce responsibilities In relation to
environmental reviews, decision making, and
action: and that these responsibilities have been
satisfied. The legal effect of this certification Is that
upon Its approval, the recipient may use Block
Grant Funds, and the State and HUD will have
satisfied their responsibilities under the National
Environmental Policy Act of 1969. The State will
accept an objection to Its approval of the request
for removal of environmental conditions and
acceptance of the certification only if it is on the
following bases:
(a) The certification was not in fact executed by
the City's Certifying Official.
(b) The City has failed to make one of the two
findings pursuant to section 58.41 or to
make a written determination decision
required by sections 58.47, 58.53, or.58.64
for the project, as applicable.
(c) No opportunity was given to the Advisory
Council on Historic Preservation or Its
Executive Director to review the effort of the
project on. a proper listed on the National
Register of Historic Places, or found to be
eligible for such listing by the Secretary of
the Interior, in accordance with 36 C.F.R.
Part800. ,
Objections must be prepared and submitted in
accordance with the required procedure (24 C.F.R.
Part 58) and may be addressed' to the Florida
Department of Community Affairs, Bureau of
Community Development 2740 Centerview Drive,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100.,
Objections to the removal 'of environmental'.
conditions on bases other than,those stated above
will not be considered by the State. No objection
'received after March 11. 1996 will be considered
by the State.
SRay Dickens City ofWewahltchka
Mayor P. 0. Box 966
SWewahitchka, Florida 32-165
lie. February 15. 1996.

AARP Has Voting
Guide on Issues

Guide Helps Older Voters Learn
Candidates' Stand on Issues
The American Association of
Retired Persons (AARP) voter edu-
cation project, AARP/VOTE, has
begun the distribution of a non-
partisan Presidential Voters
The guide is designed to as-
siste in candidate selection dur-
ing Florida's Presidential Primary'
on Tuesday, March 12. It will be
sent free of charge to individuals
upon, request. Seven Republican
presidential candidates as well as
President Clinton have cooperat-
ed by supplying information, says
Dorothy R. Romano, Volunteer
State Coordinator for AARP/
Romano reported that candi-
dates were asked to respond to
questions on AARP's priority is-
sues of Medicare. Social Security,
tax reform, long-term care and
campaign finance reform. State-
ments are by candidates Lamar
Alexander, Pat Buchanan, Bill
Clinton, Bob Dole, Steve Forbes,
Phil Cramm, and Dick Lugar.
Single copies of the guide
may be obtained by writing
AARP/VOTE at 9600 Koger Bou-
levbard, Suite 100, St. Peters-
burg, FL 33702.

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VERY LOW $10350 $11,850 $13,300. $14,800 $16,000 $17,150 $18,50
2w. 2/15& 22/96

Fantasy Properties, Inc.

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

Beachcomber's Bonanza. Mexico Beach-
Beachside. 32nd St. No storm damage, single'resi-
dence, brick, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, din.
rm/kit., plus carport and screened porch. Completely
furnished, $125,000.

Beacon Hill. 9411 Auger Ave. Three bedroom, 2
.bath home, approximately 1500 sq. ft. Appliances
included, central h/a, on a large 75'x100' fenced lot.
Priced at only $79,900.

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Great News Coldwell Banker Has Over

$2 Million In Listings In One Month
NEW LISTING: Executive Home 7.5 acres, 3 BR 2 BA, formal living and dining rooms. Hwy. 386. $250,000.
DRAGON'S LAIR. Own your own Gulf Front castle. 4 bdrm., /4 ba., great room, fireplace, workshop, screened
and open decks, bar, landscaped. Call Marie today for this one. $189,000.
PORT ST. JOE: 602 17th St. 3 bdrm. on Ig. lot, move in condition! HW floors, call Marie today. $118,000.
PORT ST. JOE: 2027 Marvin Ave. 3 BR/2.5 BA, hardwood floors, wood tongue and groove walls throughout.
Wrap around porch, fireplace,' attached garage, workshop, walk-in closets and much-more. $175,000.
WATERFRONT/Overstreet 3 BR/2.5 BA home on approx. 1.9 acres. Fireplace, outside country kitchen, enclosed
patio, many extras, must SEE IT. $160,000.
CAPE DUNES. Beautiful Gulf View home. 2 BR/3BA, berber wall to wall. In excellent condition. New enclosed
front porch, $130,000.
SEACLIFFS, GULF FRONT 3BR/2.6 BA totally furnished. $115,000.
GULF FRONT LOT: Build your dream home here! Beautiful vegetation & dunes. 100 x approx. 950'. $140,000,
owner financing. Call Marie for this one.
GULF FRONT LOT: 107' x approx. 1160'. Next to State Park, heavy vegetation & massive dunes. Call Marie.
GULF FRONT LOT...similar to above. $250,000.
GULF VIEW LOT. Silent Sands, $25,500.
HWY. C-30, Treasure Shores, 3 lots 100x400' each lot, $22,000 each.
BARBARA STEIN, 227-1892 EARL GROH, 647-3199 BILL McGEE, 227-1893 MARIE STEELE, 229-1065