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: March 7, 1996
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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GCCC Will Build Port St. Joe Campus

25-Year Dream Will Become A Reality As Early As the End of

Tapper Estate
Makes Highway
Frontage Available
In Ward Ridge
George G. Tapper is still a
powerful influence on Port St. Joe
and the surrounding area. It was
felt again last Thursday when he
and his wife's survivors made
Gulf Coast Community College an
offer they couldn't refuse to get a
Gulf County campus started for
the college.
The concept isn't a new thing.
Ithas been around for at least 20
years; but the funds to build the
campus and the incentive to get
the project rolling were missing.
In a nutshell, the college had no
property on which to place a
branch nor the money to build
That matter is now in the
throes of changing. If things don't
change, Port St. Joe will be the
home of Gulf Coast Community
College eastern campus, serving
Franklin and Gulf Counties and
vicinity by the fall of next year.
Members of the Board of Di-
rectors from the two counties, on
a committee to explore possibili-
ties and locate property for such
a "Special Purpose Campus" for
the college, took a proposal they
couldn't refuse from David and
Trish Warriner, managers of the
Tapper estate and foundation.
last Thursday.
Board and' committee mem-
bers Ralph Roberson, chairman
and Greg Johnson and George
Duren of Gulf County. and J. V.
Gander of Franklin County. met
with college '. president Bob
McSpadden to be presented with
proposed property sites for such
an installation.
The gist, of the offer, after all
the provisos had been placed on
the table, was that the college
would be given a 20 acre piece of
property on Garrison Avenue by
the Tapper Foundation. Attorney
David Carl Gaskin, representing
the Founrdation. told the directors
the gift was being made in order
to locate the facility on It or trade
for a plot more of their choosing,
In or near the City of Port St. Joe.
The :college was to appraise
and do the paper work for trans-
fer of the title.
As soon as Gaskin's offer was
made on behalf of the Tapper
Foundation, David Warriner,
manager of the late Mrs. Tapper's
estate, placed another proposal
i6n the table.
; Warriner said, "We didn't feel
we could give this piece of proper-
ty, but since you desire a location
facing Highway 98, we will trade
you up to 10 acres on Highway
98, where the extension of Garri-
son Avenue intersects for the free
piece of land you have been of-
fered. After an appraisal of both
parcels, we will trade land of
equal value, up to 10 acres."
McSpadden remarked, "Next
(See GCCC on Page 3)

1997; Location Made Available

How Sweet It Is!

Gulf Coast Community College secretary Wanda Luck-
ie, President Bob McSpadden, and board member Greg
Johnson listen to an offer of property from David Warrin-
er, representing the estate of the late Amy Tapper at a
special meeting last Thursday.

Gulf County


Vote. Tuesday
"Guilf County wil;send 1,089 registered Republcans to
the polls Tuesday.in the first major primary voting of the '
,yea tJ tLhe. Preslidetali seer..W errigahse^lectio :' '4 "
Identified as the first of several "Super Tuesdays", the
day win help dectde'who Gulf County and Florida Repub-
licans will endorse as their standard-bearer in November.
With Senator Bob Dole coming on strong in recent days
to take a definite lead in the fight for committed dele-
gates, Tuesday's voting is expected to further nail down
the lead in the nine man contest which has already seen
Texas Senator Phil Gramm drop out of the race as the re-
sult of early primaries.
Gulf voters will choose between Lamar Alexander, Pat
Buchanan, Bob Dole, Bob Dornan, Steve Forbes, Phil
Gramm, Alan Keyes, Richard Luger and Morry Taylor.
All of Gulfs 14 precincts will be open for voting on
Tuesday, March 12 during the legal voting hours of 7:00
a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Franchise Fees

Mayor Frank Pate asked his
fellow Port St. Joe City
Commissioners to consider the
institution of franchise fees on all
services within the city, earmark-
ing-generated revenues to fund
reLreation within the city. He
placed a particular emphasis on
the need. to build a community
youth center.
,Pate'mentioned the Chamber

of Commerce's "Vision Study",
currently being conducted by
Design Studio West, consultants.
'The number one community
need brought up at all of the
meetings with the consultants
was the need for a youth center,"
he said.
Port St. Joe residents cur-
rently pay five percent franchise
fees on their electric bills. Pate's


An elated Shark team celebrated its sec-
ond state basketball championship in three
years Tuesday night in Lakeland, only min-
utes after defeating Baker 72-57 In the fi-
nals. The Sharks ended their season on the
best of notes, posting 31 wins against only

three losses. The team has won with fierce
defense and a solid offense all season long.
'They're a good, tough team which plays
the game as it should be played," said head
coach Vern Eppinette, who has guided the
teamfor six seasons.

= Community Youth Center?

recommendation would add fees
to other services, such as gas,
telephone, and cable TV at a sug-
gested rate of four percent of the
customer's monthly bill.
The City Commissioners
agreed to turn the idea over to the
Board attorneys to evaluate and
provide input as to the feasibility
of the proposal at the next board

Comm. Johnny Linton, sup-
porting the idea, also suggested
the board seek grant funds that
might be available to help build
the center.
In their preliminary report to.
the chamber, Design Studio West
had Included a 20,000 square foot
youth center, complete with gym-
nasium, meeting rooms, andout-
door courts. The firm's represen-

tative, Russell Moore, estimated
the cost to construct such a facil-
ity would be in the vicinity of two
million dollars.
Making Plans for Maddox
Homesite Property
The City Commission also
discussed getting the ball rolling
to develop a park area on the
(See FRANCHISE on Page 3)

Tragic Boating Mishap Thursday

Trish Tapper Warriner, GCCC board er gather around the table to look at the
member George Duren, college location proffered college site. President Bob
search committee chairman and board McSpadden and Wanda Luckie are partial-
member Ralph Roberson and David Warrin- ly hidden behind Warriner.

The body of Chris Horton, 25,
of White City, was pulled from the
water at the Junction of the Apa-
Jachicola and Florida Rivers Sun-
day afternoon at 4:00 p.m.. EST,
after he had been on the missing
list since a boating accident in
the early morning hours Thurs-
Horton was missing following
an Incident in which the 12-foot
aluminum skiff in which he was
riding, along with three other
companions, was swamped by its
own wake when they attempted
to turn around.
Trammel Mark Scott and Ni-
kola Flelschmann. of Port St. Joe.
along with David Mitchell Rich, of
Wewahitchka, were in the lead
boat with Horton when the Inci-
dent occurred. They were on their
way to a camp on the Florida Riv-
er after they had finished their
shift at St. Joe Forest Products
paper mill.
The boat containing Horton
turned to check on their friends,
following in a second boat, after
they lost sight of them in the
darkness, when the accident oc-
curred, dumping the four in the
water in just a few seconds;

About that time the second
boat arrived and plucked three of
the four out of the water, but
Horton couldn't be found. One
survivor said the last time he saw
the victim, he was swimming for
shore about 30 yards away.
When they failed to locate
Horton either on the bank or in

the water.' the survivors, wet and
cold, returned the short distance
to their camp to dry out. One of
the men then took the remaining
boat and went to secure help.
The Game Commission office
In Panama City said they received
the notification at 3:20 a.m., EST.
(See MISHAP on Page 3)

A group of divers come in for a rest from the rigorous
task of looking for the body of drowning victim Chris
Horton Saturday afternoon.

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City of Champions

PORT ST. JOE, a small city of champions, has produced
some more champions to go along with the long tradition of
winners who are our neighbors, our children, our friends. The
accomplishments of the Tiger Shark basketball team has cap-
tured about all the honors there are to capture in our state
and made a place among the famous for our town.
The team has made this accomplishment not only for the
entire citizenry of Port St. Joe for Cameron Likely, Jer-
maine Larry, Brian Jenkins, C. J. Jones, Chad Quinn, Des
Baxter, Tyson Pittman, Doyle Crosby, James Daniels, Russell
Russ, Dominique Ward, Davin Baxter, Dan Bolden, Chris Wil-
liams and Barry Adkison but for all the stellar athletes
who have nourished this winning tradition through the years.
THE NAME 'PORT ST. JOE' has become synonymous with
giving the game one's best in an attempt to be the best. Our
athletes have performed in that manner for years. They have a
reputation of putting up that type opposition. One hasto beat
Port: St. Joe to even have a chance at being the best at any
sport.' That's a nice reputation to have.
One shouldn't forget the numerous sportsmanship awards
the school athletes have earned, either. These include "one-of-
a-kind" Pete Rozelle sportsmanship awards for the past two
years. There is only one such award given in Florida Class 3
athletics by the Florida High School Athletic Association. The
school administration has insisted on hiring not only good
coaches but also men of sterling character, knowing full well
they will be the most important role models many of the stu-
dent-athletes will' be exposed to.
That's admirable. That's desirable
SINCE THIS PIECE was written on Friday of last week, we
have no way of knowing, with certainty, who won the state
championship in Class 3 basketball. We have a pretty good
idea, based on the team's past performances and our own set
of special prejudices.
We have faith that the Sharks will be right there trying
their best when that final buzzer sounds, ending the game.
They will be winners in our estimation and we have assurance
from past performance they will be winners, in fact, for the
entire state to see, also.

Double Standard
WHAT DO WE HAVE here, a double standard? It would
appear that we do. Not a black/white thing; not the age-old
problem of male/female competitiveness. Wehave a real dou-
ble standard here, pitting actors and politicians against one
another. Is one class of person better than the other? Should
we expect more of one occupation than we do of another?
Both politicians and actors are especially visible In our
world, with both on display as if they were performing in a
glass box. Their every mannerism, hair style, clothing, cars
and even hair brushes are on display for the entire world to
see. This is why such people as the makers of Adidas sports-
wear,; Revldn cosmetics, Budweiser beer and the like, spend
millions to buy the endorsement of such visible people.
S WHY, THEN, DO we make a pariah out of a lawmaker like
SRep. Marvin Couch of Orange County for his dalliances with a
Said prostitute while parked in his piCk-up truck and wink at
the same sort of activity by actor Hugh Grant?.
The only difference in the activity of the two was that
Couch had his little party going on in a Ford pick-up truck in
broad daylight and Grant was enjoying a little unsavory activi-
ty in his BMW. Of course, different women were involved, too.
Maybe that made the difference.
Couch was repentant, of being caught, at least. Grant
made a joke of his apprehension as if to say, "Why did you
disturb me in my private recreation?"
AS A RESULT OF being caught in this act, Rep. Couch is
stepping down from his position, though not until the end of
his current term. Grant is 'a cult hero who enjoys the forbid-
den fruits of the flesh when he has the opportunity and that
makes him a hot property in Hollywood.
-To emphasize the double standard, we have only to recall
the treatment [deserved, to be sure] of Senator Packwood,
Senator Wilbur Mills for his dalliance with Fannie Fox, as well
as a host of other men in high-ranking positions who went
down in disgrace because they couldn't keep their pants
zipped. Why doesn't the same thing happen to people like
Grant, Julia Roberts, Melanie Griffith, Warren Beatty, et al?:
It should, you know. They deserve it.



"Kesley, you're going to have
to do better than that!"
"Coach, I'm telling you the
truth! I was late because I was
home watching Rawhide."
"Lines!" He punctuated the
decree with a blast on his whis-
tle, "Running the lines" is a little
game every basketball coach in
the free world loves to play. You
start on one end of the court and :
take off full speed to the near
free throw line and back, then to
the half court line and back,
then the opposite free throw line
and back and so on until you've
"touched" every blooming white
line, in the gym-the complete cy-
cle counted as one "line".
I was a senior that early De-
cember Monday' afternoon in
1964. I could run eight or ten of-
these things standing on, my
head. He blew the whistle after
the sixteenth trip-I halted in

unker Down with Kes

by Kesley Colbert

Don't Try To Understand 'em

Just Rope and Throw and Brand 'em,
Soon We'll be Living High and Wide ...

front of him, hands on knees
staring at my Converse All-Stars
as the sweat raced to the point of
my chin;, and hoped he wouldn't
notice how badly I was gasping
for air. SIXTEENI Coach Givens
was madder: than I thought.
"Let me get this straight.
You're telling me you were late
for our basketball game because
"It wasn't actually regular
T.V., Coach, it was Rawhide!."
"LINES!" I was off and run-
ning. I wondered where' else did
he think I could be on a Friday
night in our small little town.
You know those coaches! And I
wasn't even That late. The girls
played before we did. Most
nights that was no problem, I'd
be there early-Fridays were dif-
ferent-I had to pray the game
ran long 'cause their tip-off was
at 7:00, which just happened to
be the same time Frankie Laine
came on singing"

"Keep Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'
Though the streams are swollen,
Keep them dogies Rollin',
I'd sit with Charlotte Melton
at lunch on Fridays, give her my
cornbread and extra milk, "C.
M., look, if your game gets mov-
ing along at a goodly clip-call
time out!"
I have no idea why I "con-
nected" so with Rawhide. Bonan-
za, Have Gun-Will Travel, Gun-
smoke, Johnny Yuma, etc.. were
all 0. K. but I could take 'em or
leave 'em. I had to be on that
cattle drivel
I had to.help Gil Favor, Row-
dy Yates, Wishbone and super
scout, Pete Nolan, push those
stubborn, lop-eared, longhorns
up the. trail. Mostly we were
headed to the rall head in Sedal-
ia, Missouri, But boy, the "Inci-
dents" that happened along the
way..... .Indians,' rustlers,
outlaws, crooked sheriffs, an-
thrax, cholera, river crossings,

the ever present threat of stam-
pede, bad water, no water, once
we stopped to help a very young
and stranded Carroll Baker have
her baby and yes, we even had
bad guys in, our own outfit.
'Course, Gil would have to "call
'em out" for a big showdown by
the camp fire where he'd give 'em
a choice-ride out or slap leath-
erl Rowdy was slightly over to
one side in the semi-shadows,
backing Mr. Favor all the way.
Listen people, I knew Clint
Eastwood before he became Clint
I saw so many episodes I rec-
ognized most of the cows by
sight. They seemed to camp at
the same spot every night and
trouble brewed any time they
went to a nearby town for sup-
plies. Sheb Wooley, much to our
disappoinLment. not one time in
the whole series broke into "Fly-
ing Purple People Eater" while
lullabying the restless cattle. I
(See KESLEY on Page 3)

It's A Surprise When Bad Things Aren't Relegated Strictly to Someone Else

pen to someone else, don't they?
It's a sure thing that accidents,
'unfortunate incidents, bad' luck-
even death-always happen to
others. It may be the unfortunate
incident is aimed at friends, ac-
quaintances even relatives.
Never.to old "number one".
In my lifetime I suppose I
have heard at least a thousand
revival preachers encouraging his
audience to do the right thing;
"come on and give your heart to
God. You never know how long
you have on this earth or what'
day you may die!"
Yeah. Right. I'm young and
indestructible. I don't get in acci-
dents. I'm careful. Nothing bad or
traumatic can happen to me.
Those preachers were just trying
to scare me and everyone else in
their congregation but they didn't
do a very good job of it.
Don't they know better than
to use arguments like that on a
reasonable-thinking person? I'm


By Wesley Ramsey

going to decide matters like that.
I'm going to make all the impor-
tant decisions about my destiny.
and the destiny of all those in my
small circle -of immediate rela-

THE END OF last week I was
shown once again that decision
wasn't mine. I was only a by-
stander in the great scheme of
,things. I would try as hard as I
could to arrange matters to come
out like I *anted. I would try to
avoid unsafe practices and pay
close attention to what I did,
where I go and what I do, thereby
avoiding any traumatic harm

which may come to me and my
loved ones.
I didn't plan to be awakened
out of a sound sleep last Thurs-
day and told, 'Your grandson has
been in a boating accident and he
is missing."
Now, if I had full control over
such matters, then the worst:
news I would have received would
have been, 'Your grandson has,
been in a boating accident and Is
cold' and, wet and has no trans-
portation. Could you come and
get him?"

BUT, I WASN'T in charge'
here and things wouldn't work

out like I might have wanted
them to; -
I would have been glad to go
pick him. up. Oh, I would have
probably grumbled to myself...
even aloud .. saying something
like, "Couldn't that kid [he was
actually a grown man, now] have
taken a little consideration for
others and gotten into boating
trouble when it was daylight. Did
he have' to get in this predica-
ment in the middle of the night?"
But, you see, I still wasn't in
charge here. I still wasn't calling
the shots. This scenario wasn't.
being worked out when I or any-.
one else could best deal with it at
a convenient time. It certainly
wasn't a 'happening the kind of
which' I would have planned, if I
had been determining the destiny
of us all.
Nothing works out as we
would have planned for it. It is al-
ways inconvenient. It is always
disturbing. It always upsets us to
no end when these things hap-

WHY COULDN'T a young
man who had swam the river
many times, do it at least one
more time? Why couldn't a young
man, full'of vim and vinegar, who
had been raised on and around
the water and in boats take care
of himself better than anyone
Nobody knows.
The thing is, Chris Horton,
our grandson, should never have
drowned; given all these circum-
stances. He was young and
strong. He had the endurance
needed to swim to shore in any
stream. He was young enough to
be indestructible and old enough
to figure out the right thing to do
in case of an emergency.
He was all these things, but
he fell a victim to a power even
his young, vigorous body couldn't
cope with.
He paid the ultimate price for
not being indestructible like so
many young people think they

HECK, I CAN'T blame him or
them. I feel rm indestructible! I'm
sure a lot of the other side of be-
ing young I don't worry [enough]
about something happening to
me when I go out in a boat; or get
in a speeding automobile; or step
into an airplane; or hop out of my
bathtub. ..
I know I am fallible, but I am
also convinced beyond any doubt
that nothing is going to happen to
me before the day is over. I feel
like if I manage to crawl out of
bed in the morning, then making
it safely through the day is a lead
pipe cinch!
Maybe that's why these tragic
things seem to always happen in
the wee hours of the morning, or
the middle of the night. If we
didn't make it out of bed, we can
expect anything to happen.
I don't feel like Chris expect-
ed anything bad to happen to
him. You see, he was young,
strong and indestructible.

St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
March 8 12:35 p.m. H 0.8 9:32 p.m. L 0.1
March 9 1:12 p.m. H 0.9 11:12 p.m. L -0.1
March 10 1:59 p.m. H 1.1
March 11 12:34 a.m. L -0.2 2:54 p.m. H 1.2
March 12 1:45 a.m. L -0.3 3:55 p.m. H 1.3
March 13 2:48 a.m. L -0.4 5:01 p.m. H 1.3
March 14 3:45 a.m. L -0.4 6:11 p.m. H 1.3 :
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tate 3A Champions!

Front row kneeling, from left Dan Bolden, Dominique Ward, Chris Williams, Russell Russ, Cameron Likely
and Brian Jenkins. Standing, from left: Coach Kenny Parker, Coach Chuck Gannon, Doyle Crosby, Chad
Quinn, Jermaine Larry, Davis Baxter, Barry Adkison, Tyson Pittman, C. J. Jones, Des Baxter, James Daniels
and Coach Vern Eppinitte.

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M'nonth will mark my ninth anni-
.versary as president of the college
Sand this is the most exciting that
has happened to me in this peri-
Sod of time"
McSpadden said Gulf Coast
could not get approval or funding
for a branch campus, but could
get financing and approval for a
"special purpose" branch which
would serve students from both
counties and surrounding areas.
The Panama City-based col-
lege now has a choice between
two parcels which are available for
Them to build in Gulf County.
The committee members
agreed to pursue the campus
matter with the expectations of
having It ready for occupancy
hopefully by the fall of 1997.
President McSpadden said he
felt the institution should be built
on highway frontage. "You won't
be able to enter or leave Port St.
Joe without passing by the col-
lege," he said.
Chairman Roberson said the
location would be an asset to the
city and should.be- a major mag-
net causing growth in that direc-
McSpadden set an informal
group of requirements for the new
school's location. He said it
should be on a campus of 10 to
20 acres, with highway frontage.
and be accessible to necessary
McSpadden said the school
Didn't have the money in the
bank to build the new "special
purpose" campus at the present
time, but "felt positive the money
would be available by July of this
year." He said that he had assu-
Srances funding would be ap-
Based on their conviction
that money would be available for

(From Page 2)
hated "dry camp". I begged Moth-
er to make every meal beef,
beans, biscuits and "horseshoe
Ifoatin'" coffee. My vocabulary ex-
panded to include wrangler, Tex-
as rig, hornswaggling, dry-wash,
running iron, remunda and
bunch grass. It was filmed in
black and white like all great
westerns ought-
T.h whistle.brought ime to a
Stan i.-. "0. K. Kes, Im going
S Mitas -O.one tbre tfi,'".n -.-'
: I may be the-only'guy in his-
tory to be punished at basketball
practice for riding "night herd". It
also cost me a girl friend-that
was back in the summer of '64.
Billie Jean was all fired up about
this big dance over at the Nation-
al Guard Armory in Lexington.
The. dance was on Friday night
and Lexington was forty miles
away. She didn't beat around the
bush, "It's me or Rawhide!"
Through rain and wind and
Hell bentfor leather
Wishing my gal was by my side.
All the things I'm missing
Good vittles, love and kissing
Are waiting at the end of my ride.
I can't understand why there
are no Rawhide reunions around
today.' Those Trekkies meet all
over the place and their star ship
never seemed to reach its desti-
nation either.
Without a doubt. Rawhide
has had a profound and lasting
effect: I wanted to name my first
born Rowdy. We still call the
cook at our house Wishbone. I
keep hoping Sheb Wooley will do
a concert near where we live. I
don't pay a per head price to
cross anybody's stream and I al-
ways shake out my bed roll up
wind of the herd.
Hey, a few measly "lines" and
a frizzy haired girl was a small
price to pay to be a part of the
outfit. You know youth--
thought the cattle drive would
last forever ........
Happy Trails,

~(from Page 1)

the project, the committee agreed
to get a professional appraisal of
both pieces of property so they
could proceed with a trade.
Duren remarked that the
committee was appreciative of the
offer from the Tapper interests,
remarking that "it was only fitting

and immediately put search acUv-
ity into motion.
By the time the search opera-
tions got into motion, there were
as many as 150 volunteers and
law enforcement officers involved
in the four-day activity. Searchers
combed the spot in the vicinity of
the mishap around the clock un-
ti .e victim was found Sunday
Three specially-trained dogs
were brought to the site to assist
in locating the drowning victim.
All pointed out the same location
in the water, which was In the vi-
cinity of a navigation buoy at the

(from Page 1)
recently acquired "Old Maddox
Homesite" property at the end of
Fourth Street, along the edge of
St. Joseph Bay. between Frank
Pate Jr. Park and the Amerada
Hess property.
The commissioners wish to
build a park area that will allow
the property to be used by the
public, yet maintain the pristine
natural beauty of the land.
Mayor Pate suggested the
board look at some plans similar
to the "Under the Oaks" park in
Callaway. In the meantime; the
city intends to clean the area in
preparation for getting the project
In Other Business
Heard a report from Preble
Rish engineer Phillip Jones that
survey work for the downtown
redevelopment project was com-
plete and engineering work would
be getting underway soon.
Agreed to a $5 per 1,000
gallon wastewater treatment per-
mit charge to Amerada Hess Oil
company to treat wastewater from
their storage tanks.
".-*-- Heard ;a favorable report
frq qoxlj4ce e-Chi.f Bucvky-Richte-
on the Department of.Community,;
Affairs evaluation of Port St. Joe
Police Department's community-
oriented policing project.
Agreed to advertise to
receive bids for one 100 hp elec-
tric motor for the wastewater
treatment plant.
Decided to place a garbage
dumpster at the cemetery as
requested by Commissioner.
'Charles Tharpe.

that one of the college's largest
benefactors should be interested
in seeing it progress."
McSpadden said, "The Tap-;:
pers aren't one of the college's .
biggest benefactors, they are the
largest benefactor, to the tune of
a half million- dollars over 'he

Florida River entrance.
'Horton was located Sunday
afternoon, when a boat got its
dragging apparatus caught in the
anchor chain of the navigation
buoy. In the effort to free the
grappling tool, Horton's body was
dislodged and floated to the sur-

years, not taking Into considera-
tion' revenues from the annual
Tapper'golf tournament."
S Port St. Joe is still the bene-
factor of George Tapper's largess,
as the city will now be home to a
branch of Gulf Coast Community

(from Page1)
Sheriff Frank McKelthen said
the people of Gulf and surround-
ing counties kept the entire
search team supplied with food,
heaters, equipment of various
kinds, campers for the search
people to rest in and Items the
team used in their efforts.
McKelthen said he wanted to

The body was taken to the especially commend the efforts of
Medical Examiner's office in Pan- "all individuals who took part In
ama City for an autopsy. the operation, especially the peo-
UNITS FROM 3 STATES n ple and divers of the Gulf County
Search and Rescue team."
According to Diane Frye, sec-
retary of the Gulf County Search
and Rescue, there were at least
11 other agencies involved in the Driver and Vehicle
search. s i
These included Game and Inspection Set
Fish Commission, Gulf County The Florida Highway Patrol
Sheriffs Office, Bay County Sher- will be conducting driver license
iffs Office dive team and helicop- and vehicle inspection check-
ter, Calhoun County Search and points March 8th through 14th
Rescue and helicopter. Northwest on SR-71 near CR-275 and SR-22
Florida Search and Rescue of near the Bay County line.
Marianna with dog handlers Da- Recognizing the danger pre-
vid Lay and Nancy Jones, Hous- -'sented to the public by defective
ton County Rescue of Dothan, vehicle equipment, troopers will
Ala., Abbeville ..Rescue Unit of concentrate their efforts on vehl-
Abbeville. Ala., Seminole County. cles being operated with defects
Rescue Unit of Donalsonville., such as bad brakes, worn tires.
Ga.. Henry County [Ala.j]Rescue,-. and defective lighting equipment.
Gulf County Sheriffs officer Bert '.In addition, attention' will be di-
Lanler search by airplane~. reacted to drivers who would vio-
Throughout the entire opera- late the driver license laws of
tion the American Red Cross fur ''' Florida.
nished a food canteen trailer at:,- The Patrol has found these
the site.' .checkpoints effective,
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Laurimore 18, was killed and his'
passenger. Jim Phyllp Daniels,
23, also of Wewahitchka, was se-
riously injured when they
crashed south of Blountstown on
State Road 71.
The accident occurred shortly
after midnight on Saturday, ac-
cording to a Florida Highway Pa-
trol press release. It was reported
that the driver. Lee Laurimore.
was traveling south on Highway
71. and while going around a
curve lost control of his pickup
truck. He overcorrected which
caused him to slide onto the west

'shoulder of the road, hitting a
small tree. The vehicle then be-
came airborne due to. excessive
speed and while the 'truck was
airborne backwards it struck two
larger trees. The passenger was
ejected while the truck was.in the
air. : .
The driver was pronounced
dead at the scene and the pas-
senger suffered serious injuries
and was taken to Bay Medical
Center. The passenger is now In
stable condition. Seatbelts were
not worn by either the driver or
the passenger.

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Wewa Woman's ClubMeeting

Local Educator, Sara Joe Wooten is guest Speaker

Sara Joe Wooteni, Assistant
Principal at Wewahitchka High
School, was guest speaker at the
February meeting of the: Wewa-
hitchka Woman's Club.
Mrs. Wooten spoke on the ed-
ucatlon program at the Gulf Cor-
rectional Institution. Sara Joe
and her husband. Clayton, each
teach adult basic skills, mandato-
ry literacy and CED preparation

two nights a week. Sixteen stu-
dents have graduated from the
GED program and the Wootens"
are looking forward to continuing
to increase that number.
SIt is their belief that an edu-
cation is a must for individuals to
live positive, productive lives
which contribute to family and
community. All club members
thoroughly enjoyed this most in--
teresUng presentation.
Following the program. Presi-
dent Betty Cudebec chaired a
business meeting. Madge
Semines reported that she deliv-
ered 236 magazines. 43 paper-
backs and seven hardbacks to
the Gulf Correctional Institution
librarian and 40 magazines to the
Wewahitchka Medical Center.
Dottle Taylor stated that all
arrangements for the District Arts
& Crafts Festival were complete.
"E. J." Keller Introduced her

guests and prospective members,
Jordan Miles and Elleen Deal. El-
leen, an ordained minister, gave
an inspirational Valentine's Day
Betty Holloway. "E. J." Keller
and Dottle Taylor were elected to
serve on the nominating commit-
tee for selection of a slate of offl-
cers to :serve during the 1996-
1998 administration. Mary Pri&d
geon will serve as chairman of
That committeee'
Barbara Shirley-Scott, Edu-.
cation Department Chairman,
was in charge of the program and
hostesses were Sue deAbrieu.
Tweeta Gaskin. Ferald Greer and
Marti Larkin. Marti won the.
monthly door prize. 1
The next regular monthly:
club meeting will be held at 3-
p.m. on March 13 at the Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative in We-

o Mr he' Smokey Visits K.LD.S.
Monday, March 5 the Pre-K students at K.I.D.S. were paid a special visit by Smokey the Bear.
He and his-Division of Forestry helper are shown in the photo above with some of the children.

FSU Ensemble Sings The Blues

The Florida State University
New Orleans Repertory Ensem-
ble, dedicated to the performance
and preservation of authentic ear-
ly jazz music, will perform under
the direction of Bill Kenedy dur-
ing this Tenth Anniversary year of
the Ilse Newell Fund for the Per-
forming Arts on Sunday. March
10. at 4:00 p.m. in historic Trini-
ty Church in Apalachlcola. Now
starting its second century. Jazz.
or novelty music, has come to ex-
press the fundamental rhythm.
and with its greater emotional
range, has come very close to be-
coming a universal music. The
group's instrumentation is typical
of the early New Orleans Jazz en-
sembles with coronet, clarinet,
and trombone in the "front line"
and banjo, string base, and

AARP Will Hold
Luncheon Meeting
The St. Joseph Bay Chapter
3425 of the AA.R.P. will hold its
regular meeting at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church in Port St.
Joe on Wednesday, March 13 at
12:30 p.m., E.S.T. It will be a cov-
ered dlih ,lunch, members are to
bring salad, vegetable and deso
eert. The chapter will furnish the
meat, rolls and beverages.
The group's program, pre-
sented by Dorothy Pfost, will be
entitled, "History of Our Chap-
They will also be observing
A.A.R.P. National Women's Histo-
ry Month, which Mayor Pate pro-
claimed March to be.
Remember March 31 is ap-
proaching and it is a deadline to
pay chapter dues. After that date
memberships will have to be re-
February's meeting was a
huge success with lots of laughter
and fun-so come on out in
March and Join them.

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white. Crepe Myrtle, etc.

drums in the rhythm section.
New Orleans jazz represents
the earliest style of Jazz. The first
recording of early Jazz did not oc-
cur until 1917. The earliest
known musician in New Orleans
playing Jazz was cornetist Buddy
Bolden. Bolden formed a Jazz
band circa 1895. There are no re-
cordings of this band and only a
few pictures remain. The first re-
cordings were made in Chicago.
By 1918, most of the premiere
musicians of the day had taken
jobs on riverboats or moved to
Chicago after the forced closing of
the Storyville red-light district of
New Orleans in 1917. Many of
the musicians were self-taught
and played music only part-time
while holding down other Jobs in
the community. Music was used
for every type of social occasion
in the "age before television."
Playing Jazz music as a career
and full time occupation did not
become common until the 1920's
with the "blues craze" and the ex-

Join the "Wheels
For Life" Saturday
St.' Jude's Children's Re-
.search Hospital will hold -a
'Wheels, For Life" ,in Port St. Joe
on March 9th.
The "Wheels For Life" will be
held on Niles Road starting at one
o'clock. For information about
sponsors, donations and contact
persons,, call 229-6080.
Prizes will be awarded to all
participants. Those who collect
$75.00 cash to ride will be given
a t-shirt or sport bag. Riders col-
lecting $35.00 will receive a t-
shirt. Certificates will be given to
everyone collecting any amount.

Barbecue Sandwich
Plates On Sale Fri.
The Port St. Joe Senior Citi-
zens will be selling those dell-
clous large BBQ beef sandwich
plates on Friday, March 8 at the
First Union Bank park from
11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
The plate will consist of a
large barbecue beef sandwich,
pickles, Iced tea and chips for
only $3.00.
They will also deliver to local
businesses upon request. Please
call 229-8466 to place orders.

Announce Birth
Mark and Charlotte Moore
are proud to announce the birth
of their son. Shawn Clinton
Moore. He was born February 23
and weighed 8 lbs. 7 1/4 oz.
Shawn was welcomed home
by his big sister. Kyla. and big
brother, Randall, along with other
family members.

panded distribution of recordings
of blues tunes.
The music featured on the
March 10 program will be taken
from recordings of Louis Arm-
strong's Hot Five and Hot Seven,
Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Pep-
pers, King Oliver's Creole Jazz
Band, and others.
A donation of $2.00 per
adult, for those not holding sea-
son tickets, will be taken at the
door. Children get in free when
accompanied by an adult.

Clarence Raffield HI
Look Who's Two!
Leveral Clarence Raffeld II!
the son of Leveral and Kim Raf-
field, Is turning 2 years old. Clar-
ence will celebrate this special
-day on March 9.

Contestants Sought
Ms. Petite Florida Interna-
tional officials are looking for the
next Ms. Petite Florida Interna-
tional. The women selected will
receive their banner and compete
for the title on May 25th at the
Port Charlotte Cultural Center in
Port Charlotte.
All contestants must be 5' 6"
and under, single or married and
between the ages of 18 and 29.
Ms. Petite Florida Interna-
tional gives petite women the op-
portunity to express themselves
and be recognized. The three
areas of competition are inter-
view, swimsuit, and evening
gown-there Is no talent competi-
tion in the pageant. The new Ms.
Petite Floriida International will
compete lor the Ms. Petite Inter-
national title June 6-9 in Hous-
ton. Texas.
To receive an application call
the state office at (941) 625-3074.
or write to Premiere Productions,
295 Porto Alegre Street, Punta
Gorda, FL 33983.

Hayden Ann Renshaw
Hayden Is One
Hayden Ann Renshaw,
daughter of Scott and Kelll Ren-
shaw recently celebrated her first
Party guests included her
parents; Miml and Papa. Kathy.
Kathryn and Jared Arnold.
Krissy, Jacob and Colby Gentry.
Melody. Bryce and Rels Nelson.
Phyllis and Rachel Bixler and
Kayla Minger.
She is the granddaughter of
John and Sue Hanlon of Port St.
Joe and Joe and Sandy Renshaw
of Fort Walton Beach.

Spring Fashion
Show and Luncheon
The United Methodist Women
of the First United Methodist
Church of Port St. Joe invite eve-
ryone to a Spring Fashion Show
and Luncheon on Saturday,
March 23 at 11:30 a.m., E.S.T..
in the church fellowship hall.
Fashions will be presented.by
Costin's Department Store of Port
St. Joe and Beachwalk of Mexico
Beach. Tickets will be on sale for
$6.00 each.
You may purchase a ticket
from any member of the United
Methodist Women, at the church
office, or by calling Frances Bax-
ter at 227-1749, Sara Franklin at
647-8658, Lucy Shaddix at 647-
3249, or Laura Taylor at 647-

Senior Citizens'
Concession Opens
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens Association, in an effort to
raise funds for the Stiles Brown
Senior Citizen and Community
Center, has plans for increasing
their fundraising efforts.
Beginning March' -4th, the
Senior Citizens will be selling hot
dogs with chill, sauerkraut. or
plain along with soft drinks,
chips, and snacks at the Frank
Pate Park in Port St. Joe. The
public Is invited to stop in and
have lunch.
Additionally, ceiling tiles will
be sold .at the Tyndall Credit Un-
ion for $10.00 each. This will pay
for one 2' x 4' tile and its installa-
tion. A list of donors will be main-
tained at the entrance to the new

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Foster Program

Needs Your Help

The Medical Parenting Pro-
gram is a medical foster care pro-
gram which serves families in
Bay, Gulf, Calhoun, Jackson,
Washington, and Holmes coun-
ties. This new program is spon-
sored by the Department of
Health and Rehabilitative Servic-

To Chris' Family & Friends,
The words are hard for me to say
to ease the pain you are feeling
I know your heart is .heavy and
sad and the hurt you feel makes
you very mad.
We've looked for strength and
asked ourselves why, why has
God taken our Chris to the sky?
We'll probably never have, an
answer to this.
When the wind blows we can
blow him a kiss and I am sure
God will place them on his lips.
He'll send ibs his kisses as the
rain drips, so if we believe deep
down in our hearts we can ease
the pain before it starts.
If you feel yourself getting blue,
stand in the rain, Chris is
sending kisses to you.
And if there is no rain and your
heart feels a tug, my arms are
open, we both need a hug.
With Love, From Your Friends
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es' Children's Medical Services
Program located in Panama City.
It provides medical and social
work case management, support
and follow up to children with
medical needs who cannot live
with their own families or rela-
tives for whatever reason. It pro- A
vides training, support and fol- "
low-up to the children's families
as well.
The mission of the program is
to provide comprehensive quality
medical care to medically in-
volved children in a loving home
environment and to assist the
family in its reunification efforts. ,
These children have, historically, .
spent much time in the hospital I
with frequent visits to emergency.
rooms. The Medical Parenting
Program is not only cost-effective
Sbut it helps prevent institutionali-
zation of these children.
The Medical Parenting Pro-
gram provides intensive and on- f:
going medical training to interest-
ed persons who are eligible to "
become foster parents for the
Florida Department of Health and t0 Atlanta
Rehabilitative Services. This pro Port St. Joe Elementary School's fourth, fifth, and sixth grade Enrichment students are shown
gram is currently seeking people
who are interested in becoming ii the photo above earlylast Wednesday morning as they boarded a tour bus with their chaperones
medical foster parents. Persons and Denise Williams, instructor, bound for Atlanta. While in Atlanta they visited Stone-Mountain,
with questions about the program Sci Trek (the Science and Technology Center), Cyclorama, and Underground Atlanta. They also ate
should call (904) 87-4700 or i at the Varsity, visited several Olympic sites and took a ride on Marta, the Atlanta subway. After a
800-299-4700. Please ask for Ka- very enjoyable time, the students returned home on Friday, March 1st.
trina Edwards or Darlene Hol-
bert. .' C ^ ^

12S Water St., Apalachlicol
Every quaint seafood
town has one, that little
waterfront restaurant
specializing in the best'
variety of local seafood..
The Boss Oyster on
Water Street in Apalach-
icoia, is one of those
restaurants. Well known
for its. delicious oysters
15 different ways, its
steamed blue crabs 3 dif-
ferent ways, its home
smoked bar-b-que, God-
zilla size shrimp and
chargrilled steaks and
burgers. A must to visit
while in this area. Enjoy
the view on our enclosed
heated patio deck. Stop
by and see why we call
this delightful little
restaurant THE BOSS.
Open 7 Days A Week
11:30 a.m. 9:30 p.m.

Roseate Spoonbill Lounge

March Madness
Spring Is in the Air Join Usfor a
March Celebration
Thursday Night 5-7 Ladies Night
Every Day Happy Hour 5-7
Appetizer Board .-*featuring reasonably priced snacks. Blue crab
cakes, sushi style pan seared tuna, smoked fish dip, tortilla chips
and salsa. Specialty sandwiches.

Introducing Jumbo Buffalo Shrimp a hot item

Open every Saturday at noon.
;Happy hour Saturdays 12 noon to 7 p.m.
in celebration of St. Patrick's March try our
SIish-corn beefand-cabbage hoagie each .-
'Saturday 12 7 p.m.

In honor of

the month try one of our MEAN

Gulf County Now

In Cyberspace

SAs of Friday, March 1, Gulf
County has its own presence on'
the Internet's World-Wide-Web.
Computer users from around the
world can now connect to a site
on the Internet that displays plc-
tures and useful Information
about our area. including full col-
or advertisements from local
businesses. The Internet Project
Is a joint venture of the Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce
and HomeTown Internet Publish-
ing, a local business owned and
operated by Rick and Vickie Lam-

Fruit Tree Grafting
Workshop Planned
.There will be a workshop on
how to prbpagate 'various fruit
crops by grafting at the Port St.
Joe Garden Club Center. which is
located on Eighth Street (the old
Catholic Church building). The
workshop will convene Tuesday,
March 12 at 6:30 p.m., E.S.T.
Dr. Tim Crocker. Extension
Fruit Specialist with IFAS of the
University of Florida will be the,
instructor for the workshop. He
will cover the basic theories of
grafting plants, do a few demon-
strations, and give participants a
chance to get some hands-on ex-
perience of grafting plants. Every-
one who desires to master the
technique of grafting is welcome
to attend. .
For more information con-
cerning this workshop contact
one of the following: Betty Lewis
(229-6005). Bonnie Miller (639-
8819) or the Gulf County Cooper-
ative Extenslon Service (639-

HV Elementary's
"Talent By The Bay"
Highland View Elementary
School will be presenting "Talent
By The Bay" featuring students
who attend the school on Tues-
day, March 12 beginning at 7:00
p.m., E.S.T. The entertaining eve-
ning will be' held in the school's
Admission will be $1.00 for
adults attending and all children
ages 12 and under will be admit-
ted free of charge.
A reminder to those .partici- !
pating in the talent. show-a
dress rehearsal will be held on
Monday, March 11 from'7:00 un-
til 9:00 p.m.

tWors ipatt
Chuchof ou

The primary goal for the first
phase of the project is to provide
tourism related Information. Fif-
ty-four businesses are listed in
the on-line yellow pages, with fif-
teen of those providing full-page'
and multiple-page advertisements
to attract vacationers to our area.
More businesses are scheduled to
come online in the next 90 days.
making the Chamber's presence
more representative of what Is
available in the Gulf County area.
Any business that would like to
be represented, whether in the
yellow pages or with an ad of.
their own, may contact the
Chamber office at 227-1223 or
HomeTown Internet at ,229-8149.
SThe second phase of the pro-
ject twiyllattempt to attract retr-
ees, permanent residents, and
new businesses to, this area by
providing data on demographics.
our school system, churches, etc.
Anyone who has photograph
of the Gulf County area that they
would consider donating to the
project is encouraged to do so.
Local residents with internet ac-
cess are encouraged to visit the
site at http://www.homtown.com/
gulfco and offer suggestions as to
how you think the site could be
improved. Please E-mail sugges-
tions to hometown@beaches.net
or to the Chamber of Commerce
at gulfcofc@beaches.net.

Codee Richter

Code Is 8!
-Codee Richter celebrated her
8th birthday on February 19 at
her home. All of her family and
friends were invited to attend.
She would like to thank everyone
who attended the party.
Codee is the daughter of
Chris and Jomila Parker and
Michel and Ginger Richter, all of

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Sleeping Disorders Can Be Managed

Edwin R. Alles, Executive
Director of the Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Inc. has
announced that the clinic will be
offering a program entitled, "Sleep
Like a Baby: Managing Sleep
Disorders,". on Tuesday, March
12. The program will start at 6:30
p.m. (Eastern) and will last
-approximately 90 minutes. This
program will be free to the public
and will be offered at the Gulf
County Guidance Clinic Wellness
Center located at the corner of
Williams Avenue and 3rd Street in
Port St. Joe.
Mr. Alles indicated that this
program will be of interest to any-
one wanting to know more infor-
mation about various sleep relat-
ed difficulties including insomnia,
sleep apnea, and hypersomnia.
Information will be presented
about each of these sleep disor-
ders, and there will be plenty of
opportunity for participants to
ask questions.
He also indicated that the

program will additionally discuss,
specific methods for handling
sleep related difficulties, especial-
ly insomnias. Those interested in
getting a "better night's sleep" will
learn specific skills for making

these improvements.
This program will be free of'
charge to the general public.
Registration will not be requi-ed.
Anyone in need of further Infor

nation on this program may call
the clinic at 227-1145. Profes-
sional counseling and therapy
sessions on sleep related difficul-
ties can also be scheduled by
appointment at the same number.

On February 24, during the
annual Black History Food Fest,
approximately 36 boys between
the ages of 7-12 were honored
with certificates and trophies.
The honorees were rewarded
for their achievements in the Da-
vid Jones Recreation Basketball
league, a program which began
four years ago. The results have
been positive because of excellent
leadership; not only do the boys
have fun, but also gain many
skills, both physically and social-
To have such a viable organi-

nation requires dedicated leader-
ship. Who are the leaders? The
coaches, of course are the lead-
The coaches are Ray Bailey,
Bobby Fields, Tynalyn Smiley,
and Minister Charles Gathers.
These young men- have made a
commitment and dedicated them-
selves to helping boys. They de-
serve our appreciation for their
More men are needed to join
the ranks as mentors for boys of
all ages. Two existing programs
need volunteers immediately (Da-

vid Jones Basketball League and
Project: Mold A Male.) There is
also the need for other groups to
be organized.
At a recent' Men's Day Pro-
gram, Rev. Edward King chal-
lenged the males of North Port St.
Joe to stand up and be men.
Many stood now is the time to
prove it.
For more information call
Chester Gant, Jr., coordinator of
Project: Mold A Male, at 229-
6624 or 229-6290.

Yard Sale For Building Fund

The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens will be holding another giant
yard sale to raise funds for the
new center. The sale will be held
March 16th at the Port St. Joe
Centennial Building from 8 a.m.
until 2 p.m.

Donations will be received on
March 14th and 15th from 1 p.m.
:until 4 p.m. for the public's con-
venience. Items that can be used
by someone else will be accepted
and very much appreciated.

Notice To Members Of Tyndall Federal Credit Union

1996 Nominees for Board of Directors Three-Year Term Three Vacancies







I would like to continue the privilege of serving you as a mem-
Vednesday, ber of Tyndall Federal Credit Union's Board of Directors. My
objectives will continue to be an emphasis on member service,
March 20, competitive loan and savings rates, and fair and supportive credit
1996' union personnel practices.
S 19I have served on the Tyndall Federal Credit Union Board of
Enlisted Club Directors for the past three years and, have chaired the
'Nominating, Building, and Bylaw Review Committees. Also, I have
Tyndall earned the Friedrich W. Raiffeisen Credit Union Volunteer
Achievement Certificate. I strongly support Tyndall Federal Credit
Air Force Base Union's leadership role in the community and have served as a
Door Prizes &- United Way of Northwest Florida Volunteer.
o .r Mriy educational background includes a BS in Chemistry, BS in
Drawings Accounting from Florida State University, and MBA from the
University of West Florida. Currently I am employed by Arizona
Voting from Chemical Company as Manager, Operations Planning/Control,
6-7 p.m responsible.for production planning and scheduling at Arizona
6 7 p.m. Chemical's seven domestic plants. Previously I was Production
lnvocatidn Superintendent at Arizona Chemical's Port St. Joe Plant.
SIask.for your s uppor for re-election.

of Allegiance
Call to Order
and Welcome
7 p.m.

I would like to continue to serve you as a member of the.
Tyndall Federal Credit Union (TFCU) Board of Directors. During
the past fourteen years I have had the opportunity to participate in
the growth of TFCU, which is now.recognized as one of the
strongest credit unions in the nation. I have served you as a
Director, Secretary, Chief Financial'Officer, Treasurer, and .
Chairman of the Board and as Chairman of the Budget, .
Investment, Insurance, and Executive Committees. I am also a
member of all committees of TFCU.
I retired from.the United States Air Force in 1980 as
Commander.of the 4756th Air Defense Squadron. I am a Certified
Financial Planner (CPF) and an Investment Broker with A.G.
Edward.& Sons, Inc.,. Members New York Stock Exchange, Inc.
My community involvement has included serving as President of
the local Air Force Association, Deacon and Treasurer of the First
Presbyterian Church, Treasurer and President of the Commodore
Condominium Owners Association, member of the Board of
Directors of United Way,..irls Club of Bay County, Bay County
Housing Authority, Music Association, For Kid's Sake, St. Andrews
Bay Yacht Club, Bay County Chamber of Commeice, and Military"
: Representative of the Downtown Rotary Club.lI am presently
Chairman, Tyndall Federal Credit Union, an Elder and Usher of
the First Presbyterian Church, Chairman of the First Presbyterian
School Board, and a member of Rotary International, Air Force
Association, Chamber of Commerce, Military Affairs Committee,
and the Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association.
I attended the University of Florida, the University of North
Dakota, and have a B.S. in Economics from Florida State.
University, as well as a CFP from the College of Financial
Planning, Denver, Colorado. In recent years I have continued my
education by completing courses in financial planning at Penn
State University and the University of Colorado.

After graduation from Panama Grammar, Bay High and Florida
State University, I was selected as a "Blue Ribbon" Officer of the
U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service and
assigned to West Palm Beach, Florida. Field compliance experi-
ence there was followed by selection to the supervisory staff of
the first IRS computer center in Atlanta and subsequent
promotion to headquarters, Washington, DC.
While assigned to headquarters I was invited by the Republic
of Turkey to become a resident advisor to the Minister of Finance
in Ankara. This assignment with the United States Diplomatic
Corps was followed by similar requests and shorter term postings
to Kingston, Jamaica, and San Salvador, El Salvador.
During a return assignment to IRS headquarters, an invitation
to the staff of the Executive Office of the President of the.United
.States was accepted.
Upon retirement, with a Distinguished Career Award, as j,
Director, Reference and Information Management, U.S.
Department of Energy, Washington, we returned home. Irene,.our
Sson Tom, and I are enjoying Parnama City., : :
'These exerixences, as well as continuing education,including
' post graduate programs at Cornell University and'The Foreign'
Service Institute, have given me a substantial knowledge base
and unique technical abilities as well as administrative and super-
visory techniques, managerial skills and executive experience
applicable to complex business issues.
The community has given me much and it is my sincere desire
to return some part of this by voluntary work with Tyndall Federal
Credit Union.


I am commander of the 325th Support Group,
Tyndall Air Force Base. My group performs the
operations, maintenance, and security functions
necessary to support the organizations assigned
or attached to Tyndall. With a work force of more
than 1750 employees, I am responsible for an
annual budget in excess of $35 million. My
responsibilities include communications, person-
nel, security policS; civil engineering, and base
services. I oversee the construction and mainte-
nance of all base facilities, roads, and grounds;
operations of all clubs, recreational facilities,
lodging, dormitories, and base housing; military
and civilian personnel offices; telephone, com-
puter, and radio-communication systems; and
law enforcement and flightline security.
I enlisted in the Air Force in 1965. After com-
pleting my enlisted service, I attended and
received degrees from Gulf Coast Community
College and Florida State University. I was com-
missioned in 1973 and have since held a variety
of flying, staff, and.command positions with over-
seas assignments in England and Korea. In
early assignments, I instructed student pilots,
performed duties as a heavy jet airlift pilot, and
served on the staff at the U.S. Air Force
Academy. I commanded an airlift flying squadron
during the Gulf War and served on the staff of
the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for
Acquisition at the Pentagon. Most recently, I.
commanded a combined logistics and opera-
tions group with responsibilities for base supply,
transportation, contracting, aircraft and vehicle
maintenance, and an airlift flying squadron.
I am married, with one son and two


I believe a Tyndall Federal Credit Union
Board of Directors member must have a varied,
career and educational background in order to
effectively serve the membership.
I served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force
from 1973 to 1977, after which I earned a
Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the
University of Wisconsin. I recently earned a
Master of Science degree in Management from
Troy State University. I worked for seven years
as a Compliance Representative and Auditor for
the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. I am a
Certified Public Accountant, holding licenses In
both Florida and Wisconsin. ;
Upon leaving the Air Force in 1977, I;joined)
the 148th Fighter Group of the Minhesota Air
National Guard and served as a traditional
guardsman for 14 years. In 1990, returned
to active duty with the 148th activated
Detachment 1 at Tyndall AFB. I currently serve
as a Maintenance Flight Chief for the F-16 air-
craft on alert at Tyndall AFB. In January I will be
leaving the service and joining the Hilton
Companies of Panama City as an Internal
Auditor. My affiliations include the Elks Club,
Lions Club, and numerous veterans organiza-
I feel my combination of active duty and
national guard backgrounds will enable me to
serve both the active duty membership and the
rapidly growing Air National Guard community
on Tyndall AFB. I will soon be returning to the
civilian community, enabling me to serve civilian
and retired members as well. I ask for your vote
to give me the opportunity to represent your
needs from your credit union.

"^a.l' NOMINEE

It is an honor to once again be nominated as
a candidate to the Board of Directors. I would
very much enjoy the opportunity of serving the
members of Tyndall Federal Credit Union. I
would consider it a real privilege and certainly a
high point of my career.
I am a graduate of Rutherford High School
and have been a member of the Credit Union
since childhood. I earned my A.A. Degree from
Gulf Coast Community College with a major in
Political.Science. I received my Bachelor;of
Science Degreeifrom Florida State University,
College of Business in Tallahassee with a major
in Real Estate and Finance. I attended Stetson
University School of Law from 1981-82. In 1982-
83 I attended USAF Officer Training School and
Pilot Training. I recently completed my Master of
Science Degree, at Troy State University's
Tyndall Campus, with a major in Counseling and
Human Development.
Since 1991, I have been the owner of
Newberry Appraisal Company, Newberry Realty
and John Newberry Schools of Real Estate and
Appraising. I am a State-Certified General
Appraiser as well as a Licensed Real Estate
Broker and Instructor. I have been adjunct pro-
fessor of Appraising at Gulf Coast Community
College for the past four years. In 1994 my wife
Nannette and I were married. We have two
I am a member of the Lynn Haven Rotary
Club, Parkway Lions Club and the Bay County
Chamber of Commerce. For the past year I have
served as Chairman of the Bay County Sheriff's
Department Boot Camp Citizen's Advisory
I would very much like to use my abilities in
service to the membership as the Credit Union
becomes more involved in real estate loans and
related activities. I would very much appreciate
your vote and the chance to meet and work with
all the members.


I would appreciate the opportunity to use my
management experience and education as a
member of your Board of Directors. My military
experience includes seven years in the U.S.
Navy submarine service as a nuclear reactor
operator. Subsequently, I was employed by an
Insurance company in Hartford, Connecticut for
fourteen years and was responsible for manag-
ing a multi-million dollar profit center. In that
position, I gained significant experience in strate-
gic and business planning, budgeting, supervi-
sion, marketing, customer relations and other
management skills which would be useful as a
director of Tyndall Federal Credit Union.
I have been licensed as a stock broker since
1969. In 1994 I opened'an office for Quest
Capital Strategies, Inc. which offers a broad
range of financial securities at discount commis-
Ssions. I am a volunteer for the I.R.S. VITA
Program which assists taxpayers in completing
their income tax returns. As an investment advi-
sor, I frequently have the opportunity to discuss
the financial concerns of local residents.
My education includes graduation from Bay
High School, an A.S. and B.S. degree in Finance
from the University of the State of New York, and
a M.B.A. from the University of Hartford. I am a
member of the American Society for
Nondestructive Testing, Toastmasters
International, Panama City Classics Car Club
and North Bay Alert. I have authored many pro-
fessional and technical articles which have been
published in national magazines and in local
newspapers. My profile is included in Marquis'
Who's Who in Science and Engineering.

Recreational Basketball League Awards
More Coaches Are Needed As Mentors

Port St. Joe Lions Club

4th Annual White Elephant Sale

This Saturday, March 9, 7:00 a.m. until
Centennial Building, Port St. Joe
Many Items for Sale ... .
Furniture, Clothing, Books, Etc.
SCome One! Come All!
Support Your Local Lions Club Money Earned
Through Sale Goes Back Into the Community



P.O. Drawer
Panama City, FL

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Christopher D. Horton Jack C. Hall, Jr.

Christopher David Horton,
age 25, of White City, died Thurs-
day, February 29 as the result of
a boating accident in the Apa-
lachicola River.
Born in Gulf County, he was
:a lifetime resident; He was a pa-
permaker for St. Joe Forest Prod-
:ucts Company and was a member
Sof the First Baptist Church of
Port St. Joe.
Mr. Horton is survived by his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Hor-
Ston and' Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
SHaddock, all of Port St. Joe; ma-
S'ternal grandparents, Margaret
.Smith of Raleigh, North Carolina
,and Eunice Haddock of Port St.
SJoe; paternal grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. James Horton of White
City and Mr. and Mrs. 'Wesley
Ramsey of Port St. Joe; paternal
great-grandmother, Lena Wooden
Sof Port St. Joe; one brother, Aus-
tin Horton; one sister, DeAnna
Elizabeth Horton, both of Port St.
Joe; and many aunts, uncles,
and cousins.
Funeral services for Mr. Hor-
fon were conducted on Wednes-
day, March 6 at 11:00 a.m. in the
Long Avenue Baptist Church. In-
terment followed in Holly Hill Ce-
metery. In lieu of flowers, those
who wish may make contribu-
tions to the Gulf County Search/
and Rescue, c/o the Gulf County
Sheriffs Department, in memory
of Mr. Horton.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Gilmnore-
Southerland Funeral Home of'
Port St. Joe.

Lee Laurimore
Marvin Lee Laurimore, 18, of
Wewahitchka, passed away Sun-
day morning as a result of inju-
ries sustained in an automobile
S He was a lifelong resident of
Wewahitchka and was a 1995
graduate *of Wewahitchka High
School. At the time of his death
he was working as a pipefitter in
Albany, Georgia.
He was preceded in death by
his grandparents, George and Lil-
lie Laurimore.
Survivors include his father,
Marvin Laurimore; his mother,
Peggy Laurimore: his brother.
Brian Laurimore; his sister. Me-
lissa *Laurimore; his grandpar-
ents. James and Louise Pearson;
and two nephews, Anthony Dan-
iels of Wewahitchka, and Derek
Laurimore, all of Wewahitchka.
The funeral service was: held'
at 3:00 p.m., C.S.T., Wednesday
at The Worship Center. conduct-
ed by Rev. Charles'Pettis. Inter-
ment followed in the family plot
in Cypress Creek Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funer-
al home, Wewahitchka Branch'

t'-rh-pa h

Chuchof ou

Jack C. Hall, Jr., age 55, of
Dalkeith. died Thursday morning,
February 29 at his residence. Mr.
Hall was born in Port St. Joe and
has been a resident of Gulf
County for much of his life. He is
protestant by faith and served 22
years in the Air Force and was a
disabled veteran of the Vietnam
He is predeceased by his fa-
ther, Jack C. Hall, Sr. and is sur-
vived by his mother, Margret
"Maggie" Lee Clements Hall:
He is survived by his wife, Se-
rina E. Davis Hall of Dalkeith;
two sons, Kenneth W. Hall of'To-
kyo, Japan and Jack C. Hall III of
Dalkeith; two daughters, Serina
C. Hall Renta and husband, Wil-
liam of Marshall, Minnesota and
Tanya Jean Whitmire and hus-
band, Randy of Crestview; one
brother, John H. Hall and wife,
Lenora 'Lee" of Wewahitchka; two
sisters, Alice Jean Hall Tyre of
Blountstown and Carrel Ann Hall
Sarvis and husband, Victor "Vic"
of Wewahitchka; and seven
Memorial services for Mr.
Hall were held at the Dalkeith
Baptist Church at 2:00- p.m.,
C.S.T., on Monday, March 4.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the Jack C. Hall
Memorial Fund at Tyndall Federal
Credit Union.
All arrangements were under
the direction of the Gilmore-
Southerland 'Funeral Home of
Port St. Joe.

Mrs. Clyde Stephens
Mrs. Clyde King Stephens,
age 80, a longtime resident of
Bainbridge, Georgia, passed away
Monday, March 4 at Memorial
Hospital in Bainbridge.
Mrs. Stephens Was born in
Miller County, Georgia on Sep-
tember 7, 1915. She was current-
ly a homemaker and member of
Bethel Baptist Church in Bain-
Mrs. Stephens are preceded
in death by her husband, Grover
C. Stephens, Sr., and two sons,
A. Nelson Stephens and David E.
She is survived by a daugh-
ter, Mary Alice Stephens Carpen-
ter of Lake, Charles, Louisiana,
four sons, Grover C. Stephens,
Jr. of Rancho Cordova, California;
SRobert K. Stephens of Bainbridge:
Charles H. Stephens, Sr. of Port
St. Joe; W. Clifford "Pete" Ste-
Sphens of Brihson. Georgia; a sis-
. ter, Mandy King Chappell of Co-
lumbus, Georgia; 17 grand-
children; and 22 great-grand-
Funeral services were held,
Wednesday, March 6 at 2:00 p.m.
in the Ivey Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. Milton Harrison ofclat- -
ing. Interment followed in the
Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.
Asked to serve as pallbearers
Were John Day, Danny Stephens,
Chuck Stephens, Hank Stephens,


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Jack Sylvester King
Jack Sylvester King, 84, of
Stone Mill Creek, passed away
Saturday evening at his home fol-
lowing an extended illness. he
was a lifelong resident of Gulf.,.
County, and had worked' as a log-
ger and carpenter. He attended
the United Pentecostal Church.
Mr. King is survived by his
wife, Nadine King of Wewahitch-
ka; a son, Bobby King of Wewa-
hitchka; five daughters, Edna Ga-
skin of Wewahitchka, Louise
Tolbert and Pat McNeil, both of
Panama City, Debbie Dranberg of
Albuquerque, New Mexico, and
Faye Foster of Wewahitchka; a
stepson, Charles Strickland of
Wewahitchka; 15 grandchildren;
5 great-grandchildren; and a
brother, Hughes King of Tallahas- e,
Funeral services were held at
.2:00 p.m., C.S.T., Monday at the
United Pentecostal Church of We-
wahitchka, conducted by Rev. Al-
len Crabtree and Rev. O. C. Crab-
tree, with interment following at
Roberts Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funer-
al Home, Wewahitchka Branch


Lady Gators Second In Mosley Tourney

The Lady Gators finished sec-
ond in the Mosley invitational
tournament after losing the
championship game to Maclay 5-
3 in 7 innings.
The Gators beat Pensacola
Catholic 11-3 in their first
game,then played Bristol who
they defeated 15-4. Wewa played
the winners bracket game against
Maclay in what turned out to a
defensive pitching battle. After 14
innings the score was still 0-0
and Maclay eventually won the
battle 5-1 in 15 innings.
The Gators played Pensacola
Catholic again in the elimination
game and won 9-4 to set up a re-
match against Maclay in. the
championship game. The Lady
Gators lost 5-3 in another great
Thelma Bryant was the Most
Valuable Player for the Gators.
Thelma struck out 20 batters,
walked none and only gave up
five hits in their 15 inning game
against Maclay. She pitched in
'some of all five games, striking
out 41 batters and walking only
The Lady Gators play next

Lady Sharks Down
Carrabelle, 23-2
Port St. Joe's Lady Sharks'
Jumped on ,Carrabelle's pitcher
right from the start of the game

last nhursaay, bombing her ior
Opal V. Etheredge 10 runs in the first inning, on the
Sway to their 23-2 victory. The
Opal V. Etheredge, 66, of Port Sharks didn't let up in their. at-
St. Joe, passed away Thursday tackas the game waxed into oth-
afternoon in Bay Medical Center er innings either. They chalked,
following an extended illness. A up ve runs in the second, six in
native of Worth County, Georgia, the third and four in the fifth to
she had been a resident here for win on the 10-run rule after five
the past 38 years and was a innings.
member of the First Baptist in.ng.s.
Church F Bridgett Godfrey led the hit-
urvivors clude her hus- .ting spree by going 3 for 3 with
S urvivors P elham h.er us-' three RBI, Lindsay Williams and,
band, Clifton Pelham (C. P.) Ethe- Gea Johnsori with two hits
regGen o JoPnsori St hits'
redge of Port St. Joe; a daughter, each. Johnson also pitched the
Cindy Kirby of Cusseta, Alabama; win, giving up three hits and two
a son, Tim Etheredge of Over- ,runs. The Sharks had a total of
street; two grandchildren, Franc- 11 hits and committed only one
es Nicole Stewart and Henry error.
Mitchell Kirby. both of Cusseta; a
sister. Retta Mae Shirah of Port' Car'belle 101 00- 2 36
St. Joe; and two brothers, James PSJ [10]56 4x-23 11 1
Rudolph Shirah .of Pansey. Ala- The Lady Sharks will play
bama, and David Shirah of Wed- next on Thursday, March 7th at
owee, Alabama. ,. 4:30 in Wakulla, then at 5:00 on
*The funeral service was held ,i Friday Blounstown's ladies travel
at 2:00 p.m., E.S.T., Sunday at :. to the Port St. Joe field. On Mon-
the Cypress Creek Missionary day, March 11th St. Joe will play
Baptist Church in Kihard, con- on their home field against Liber-
ducted by the Rev. Gary Smith. 'ty County at 5:00.
Interment followed in Cypress
Creek Cemetery. .
All services were under the (' 'M atcl Resul
direction of Comforter Funeral 'Il II HOSU'lt1
Home of Port St. Joe. Th: lf: r' ,iffl oi,, heklA t+hir

Gwendolyn Birath
Gwendolyn Howell Birath.
age. 70, of Spartanburg. South
Carolina passed away on Mon-
day, March 4th in the Spartan-
burg Regional Medical Center.
She was born in Cottondale and
was a former resident of Port St.
Joe. Mrs. Birath was a homemak-
er and a member of Cedar Spring
Baptist Church where she was a
former member of W.M.U., vaca--
tion bible school and the church
choir. She was a Girl Scout leader
and was active in the Mobile
Meals program.
Mrs. Birath was predeceased
by her husband, the late Donald
A. Birath, Sr., her father, the late
William Henry Howell, Sr., and
her mother, the late Calla Hall
Howell Smith.
She is survived by a son,
Donald Albin Birath, Jr. of Zebu-
lon, Georgia; a daughter, Kathryn
B. McMillian of Spartanurg; a
brother, William Henry Howell of
Port St. Joe; a sister, Edwina
Howell Lawrence of Port St. Joe;
four grandchildren; and two step-
Funeral services were held'
Wednesday, March 6 at 3:00 p.m.
in the Lanford-Pollard Funeral
Home Chapel conducted by Rev.
Steve Bolter and Rev. Gerald Bur-
nett. Interment followed at Green-
lawn Memorial Gardens. Memori-
als may be made to Cedar Spring
Baptist Church, Hospice, Down-
town Rescue Mission, 189 North
Forest Street, Spartanburg, SC
All services were under the
direction of Lanford-Pollard Fu-
neral Home of South Carolina.

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Arm/Hand Pain
Leg/Foot Pain

monthly PPC and FPOA bullseye
Matches on March 2. Dale Patton
.k won the PPC match and Jeff Las-
/ sister received second place. In the
Sbullseye match, Jeff Lassiter won
: first place, John Fadio received
,second place, and Dale Patton re-
'ceived third place. The next
scheduled handgun matches will
,be held on Saturday, March 16.
~i Two separate matches will be.
shot, a metallic silhouette match'
Swill be held first and then a .22
rimfire bullseye match will be
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
their monthly meeting on Thurs-
day, March 8, at' 6:30 p.m. After
the meeting there will be trap'
shooting. All members are invited
to attend. Members who have not
renewed their membership can do
aso at the meeting. For more Infor-
mation about the club or any of
Sthe shooting events contact Yank
Lyle at 227-1323 or John Fadio
at 229-8421.

week on Thursday, March 7th Bryant, taking up right where
against Chattahochee at 3:30 in she left off at the end of last sea-
Wewa, Friday, March 8th at 5:00 son, faced just 21 batters in the
in Wewa, and Tuesday, March run-rule shortened game.
12th in Sneads at 3:30. All times Gena Johnson gave up only
are CST. seven hits in the six inning game
WEWAHITCHKA 10, PSJ 0 which had some of the Lady
Sharks off attending the state
The Wewahitchka Lady Ga- championship basketball game.
tors brought their "pitching ma- The Lady Sharks are now 2-2
chine," Thelma Brant along, as The seas. harks are ow 2-2
they put a noose on the Lady on the 4-2.season The Gators
Shdrks, blanking them with a two are 4-2.
hit, no walk gem Tuesday after- Wewa 320 023-10 7 0
noon. PSJ 000 000- 0 2 8

Gators Post Two Wins

The Wewahitchka Gators
tossed two pitchers at Quincy
Shanks last Wednesday who iri
turn threw aspirin tablets at
Shank batters, striking out a
combined total of 12, allowing
only two hits.
Matt Kearce started on the
mound for the Gators, whiffing
seven hitters in four innings. Tra-
num McLemore came on in relief
in the fifth and struck out five
more Tigers, on the way to his
second save of the season. Both
hurlers gave up a single run off
one hit apiece.
Wewa took the lead in the.
third off McLemore's two-run sin-
gle and added another in the
fourth on Champ Traylor's RBI
single. They got two more Insu-
rance runs in the seventh on,
McLemore's double and Wayne
Luebe's sacrifice fly.
Wewa 002 100,2-5 70
uin cy 000 100 1-2 2 4
Wewahitchka's high-flying
Gators stopped the Apalachicola
Sharks Tuesday ,evening, running
in four pitchers who limited tHe
Sharks to two hits and chalked
up' 12 strike-outs. The Gators.
whiffed the Sharks with a 4-2
Ike Mincy started on the
mound for the Gators, going two
innings before giving way to Tra-
num McLemore who also pitched
two Innings, picking up the win.
Matt Kearce came on for his two
inning stint in the fifth and Ste-
ven Doyal closed out in the sev-
The Gators scored one run
each in the second, third, fourth
and seventh innings.
Starter Ike Mincy homered in
the fourth after collecting a single

Earlier in the game. David Hys-
nithl had two singles and a dou-
ble, scoring a run for the Gators,
who Improved their season's
record to 4-2, Including one win
in' their district.
Wewa 011 101 0-4 10 1
Apalach 000 000 0-0 2 2
Upcoming games for the Ga-
tors include a match-up at Grace-
ville on Thursday, March 7th at
1:00, followed by Liberty County
at Gator Field on the Friday at
6:00, and Tuesday, March 12th
in Panama City at Rutherford
starting at 3:00. All times given
are central.

Sharks Upcoming
Baseball Games
Upcoming games begin on
Friday, March 8th at 4:30 against
Blounstown with the Sharks hav-
ing the home field advantage,
This will be followed by a match-,
up in Port St. Joe on Tuesday,
March 12th at 6:30 against Apa-

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volunteers will investigate and
help resolve complaints about
treatment of nursing home resi-
Volunteers must be able to
invest approximately 15 to 20
hours of their time each month
and must provide their own
transportation. Travel expenses
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For more information, call
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(e) next to the candidate
of your choice.
2. Use only the pencil provid-
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Presidential Preference
Republican Party PRESIDENT
(Vote for ONE)

Gulf County Primary c_ PAT BUCHANAN

Tuesday, March 12 BOB DOLE
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Sharks Are # One!

Everyone at the Final Four
basketball championships in
Lakeland knew the reputation of
the Tiger Sharks. They are like
their namesakes-tough, quick,
tenacious and tend to hunt in a
They proved that Tuesday'-
night as they won their second
state title in three years defeating
the Baker Gators 72-57 in the
championship game- of the Class
3A finals. The depth of the Sharks
bench has probably earned more

Des Baxter (24) passes to Jermaine Larry (11) who follows
through with a layup in the State Championship game.

The Sharks insured a shot at
the final game of.the state cham-
pionship play-offs Monday eve-
ning, when they out-intensified
the Pahokee Blue Devils.
A patented Shark, swarming
defense and a sharp eye at the
free throw line spelled victory
over the top-ranked tear in state

with their sizzling play; 15 in the
Afrst half.
The Sharks had 32 opportu-
nities from the charity stripe and.
came away with 20 of their 68
.points for the game.
Chad Quinn led the Shark
scoring with 16 points. Brian
Jenkins added 15 and Des Baxter

Baxter, who as a sophomore was
the Most Valuable Player in the
1994 Class 2A state tournament.
But the Sharks still depended
upon their depth off the bench, as
they utilized all their players to
maintain a fresh squad on the
court at all times. Most other 3A
teams don't have that kind of
depth, and by the third and
fourth quarters, fatigue from the
Intensity of the play sets in.
According to Baxter, "Our

point lead, 15-12. In both the
second and third quarters they
added- a one point margin, and
finally blew the game open in the
final three minutes of the game.

they have played state-ranked
teams in all classifications up to
6A 'throughout the season to
maintain their. intensity of play. j
Brian Jenkins led all scorers
with his game high 24 points,
with Chad Quinn adding 16, Des
Baxter 12 and Jermaine Larry 11.
Sharks named to 'the All
Tournament team were Jermaine,
Larry, Brian Jenkins, and Des'
Baxter. Bryan Richerson who led'
the Gators with 51 points in the
state tournament was named
Most Valuable 3A Player.
According to Coach Eppi-
nette, 'The win is a tribute to the
kids, their families, and commu-
nity. We've really experienced a lot
of intensity. Teams have our
names circled on their schedules.
But it Just makes us better pe'o
pie. Not Just better players, but
better people."
Sdore by Quarters:
Port St. Joe 15 15 17 25-72
Baker 12 14 16 1-5--57
;Baker (57)-Adams 0-0 ,0-Q
0, Kolmetz 0-2 2-2 2, Webster 0-0
0-0 0, Highlander 2-4 0-0 4;
Redmond -0 0-0 0, Swilley 1-4 0-,

With a flick of the wrist
Port St. Joe's Brian Jenkins.
(13) sinks a three pointer.

C. J. Jones (15) battles for a loose ball along with three Paho-
kee Blue Devil players in the first game of Class 3A Final Four
competition Monday night.

3A ratings for the better part of
the season. Starting the game
with only one defeat to their,
record, the Blue Devils now have
The Sharks go into the finals
with a tough 68-62 win under
their belt.
It wasn't easy, by any means
Even coach Vern Eppinette re-
marked; 'We played a good game
most of the way. We played
'things a little different from what
they are used to seeing," he said
of the Sharks "feeding frenzy" de-
fense which forced 21 turn-overs.

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tossed in 10 from his position as
"floor general". Baxter was all
over the floor'with his all-state
performance. He gave up only two
turnovers in the entire game of
play directng. It was his foul
shooting in the final intense minr'-
utes of the game which spelled
the difference for the Sharks.
Both teams took short leads
at different times in the game,
but it was foul shots in the final
minutes which protected the

Sharks' lead. They started the fi-
nal period with a seven point
lead, but saw it disappear only to
capture it again.
The Blue Devils drew within
three points in the final minute,
with a three-pointer and a free
throw, but furious defense by the
Sharks brought the margin back.
to six,' where the game ended,
sending the Sharks into the fi-
'That was a great high school
basketball game," Coach Eppin-
ette exulted.
The Sharks held a 31-27 lead
at halftime.:
PSJ-La ny 2-4-8, Likely 1-0-
2, Jenkins 5-3-15, Adkison 1-1-4,
Jones 1-0-2, Daniels 0-0-0,
Quinn 7-2-16, Williams 0-0-0,
Baxter 1-7-10, Crosby 3-0-7, Pitt-
man 1-2-4.
PAHOKEE--Smith 2-1-5,
Lawler 3-0-6, T.Jackson 9-3-22,
Jones 4-3-12, Bryant 3-0-6,
Jackson 1-0-2, Banks 0-0-0,
Fountain 0-0-0,. Pickens 0-0-0,
W.Jackson 3-5-9.
Port St. Joe helped- their
cause with four 3-pointers. Jen-
kris had two of four, Adkison one
of. two and Baxter one of five.
Baxter also had four of the
Sharks' 12 assists.

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wins in Coach Vern Eppinette's
coaching career here in Port St.
Joe than anything else. In past
years he overcame their lack of
height by playing a pressure-
packed defense, capitalizing on
their quickness and endurance
earned by months of running.: ,
This year the Sharks had six
young men over 6'0", and were led
by two-time All State senior Des

heart and soul is our defense. We
knew we could break them", and
break them they did.
After trailing in the first quar-
ter t 8-4 at one point, the Sharks
outscored the Gators in'the first
quarter to take a narrow three

r .-

Jermaine Larry (10) and Chad Quinn (22) put the Tiger Shark
pressure defense on Class 3A M.V.P. Bryan Richerson. The Shark
tenacious defense helped the Baker offense turn the ball over 29
times during the Championship game.

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A Child's

Injured Teeth

If a youngster has an agent and matched in color to
accident and one or more the other teeth.
primary teeth are injured and It is important to the
become discolored, the teeth: child's proper tooth
may be able to be saved and development that the primary
returned to their natural color, teeth-stay in place until his
Through a technique called permanent teeth are ready to
labial pulpectomy, a hole is erupt and replace them.
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and the dead tissue causing primary teeth have emerged by
the discoloration is removed, three years of age. These teeth
The tooth is then filled with a come out between the ages of
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Five excited Tiger Sharks collapse on the court in celebration
following the last tick of the clock Tuesday night in Lakeland.

After a time out by Baker in
the fourth quarter, the Gators
regrouped and pulled within three
of the Sharks on two quick goals
by Earnhardt to make the score
59-56. But othe .Sharks only
allowed, the, Gators one. other
point, a free throw by Armstrong
in the last three minutes, as they
went on a frenzy, scoring 13
points. :
The Sharks beat teams
ranked in the top five of the state
in their last four games to earn
the championship. Traditionally
J *

0 2, Richerson 7-14 7-8 21, Bates
0-0 0-0 0, Potten 5-5 2-4 12,
Armstrong 1-2 3-4 5, Earnhardt
3-3 5-6 11. Totals 19-34 .19-24
Port St. Joe-Larry 5-13 1-2
11, Likely 1-5 1-2 3, Jenkiis 10-
18 1-2 24, Adkison 0-0 0-0 0,
Jones 0-2 0-0 0, Daniels 0-1 0-0
0, Quinn 6-12 4-4 16, Williams 0-
0 0-0 0, Baxter 5-12 2-3 12,
Crosby 1-5 1-2 3. Pittman O-0 1-2
1, Ward 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 29-69
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Official starter Suzanne Besore opens shows off his '9Batmobile", voted the most'
the starting gate on two racers in the Cub handsome car of the field of 20 entries. The
Scout Pinewood Derby. At right, B. J. Pierce Derby is an annual event.

Winners of the Derby are
shown above. Left to right are:
Austin Horton, first' Richard
O'Donnell, second a' d Jeremy
Hart, third. The ,'drivers' are

posing with their cars"and t"ro-
Cubs Run Annual "Pinewood Derby" 'W*
my Hart, third.
The racers were burning rub- Scout Pinewood Derby, with Cubs racers for the quick dash downB.J. Harthad the best oo
ber Saturday morning in the in Troop 47 from the Tiger Cub, the racetrack. Starter was Su- Bi c ar in the o et looi-
Family Life Center of Long Ave- Bear and Webelo Dens putting zanne Besore and judge was Tom- gcar in the competition; a repli-
nue Baptist Church as 20 custom their "machines" on the 30-foot my Watson, ca of the Batmoble".
made racers vied for the first track. Winners in the fast field were: Each racer was built by the
place trophy. Cub Leader Andy Duke was Austin Horton, first place; Rich- Cubs and. their fathers for the
It was the running of the Cub race manager, who paired the ard O'Donnell, second and Jere- double elimination event.

New Senior Citizens Building Scheduled for Completion In September
The new'Senior Citizens' corn- "There Ihas been dramatic I. believe $30,000 will complete' fer, once the new building is com-
munity building is scheduled to progress within just the last it," Stokoe continued, plete, providing a place to do it, is
be completed in September, "Un- couple of weeks. Work has start- The director said the progress to provide "day care" for the elder-
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Education Reform

Promises to be Big

Battle In'96 Session

State Chancellor Charles Reed Says
Curriculum Changes Are Needed
Uncle Clem Rednek and Aunt Minnie Tennishoes are excited about
the upcoming session of the Florida Legislature.
"We're gonna reform education like we did prisons and crime last
year," said Aunt Minnie, from St. Petersburg, at the family gathering with
Uncle Clem on Flat Creek in Gadsden County.
Even Clem seemed excited about the prospects. "Hit's the fustest time
dere seems to be a concenshus to rally do som'thin good for all the
kids...maybe not the bible in classrooms...but a good reading writing and
rithmetac educa-shun for all of them," Clem said.
Clem and Minnie were so excited about it they insisted we activate
the Pine Tree Legislative Committee to recommend:
High-school graduation standards of a C or 2.0 grade-point average
and a passing grade in algebra or an equivalent math course. But don't ,
stop with minimum test standards. State University System Chancellor
Charles Reed says teachers tend to teach to the test which themselves
become the standard. What is needed, he says, is:
Curriculum changes that prepare more students for college and the
workplace., Arbitrary minimum standards have helped prepare the top
one-third of Florida's students better than 10 years ago, but the bottom
two-thirds (especially from low-income families) are worse off academi-
cally than ever before. He is right. So the Pine Tree Committee recom-
Charter Schools, freed from excessive public school rules but sup-
ported financially with tax money, as the vehicle to most likely bring inno-
vative and competitive education to the most students, including that
two-thirds on the bottom who need it the most.
There is great unwarranted opposition from the education: establish-
ment. A recent change in the Senate bill gives local school boards only the
authority to allow charter schools. The Pine Tree committee recommends
putting the State Board of Education, which is the governor, cabinet and
Education Commissioner Frank Brogan, back in the business of approv-
ing charter schools as they were in last year's bills that passed both
Houses, but ran out of time in the final conference committee. Clem,.
Minnie and me also recommend:
A crack-down on vocational centers in Florida which an account-
ability review shows that in 1993-94 only 30 percent graduated and enor-
mous wastes occurred by duplicating similar programs nearby. Base
appropriations on how many graduate and fd ork, not just on enroll-
ment figures as it is now done. It's called performance testing. Other rec-
ommendations are:
A quick over-ride of Gov. Lawton Chiles' veto of the repeal of his
anti-tobacco law he slipped by the Senate in 1994 that took all the blame
away from smokers for illnesses caused by their habit. It made it easier
for the state to sue tobacco companies for money it has spent treating low
income smokers. Uncle Clem said next the state would be suing.farmers
for selling okra that made somebody sick. "Hit's really a lawyers' welfare
A quick death for a House bill that would fine juveniles $25 and take
their driver license away for smoking. Ditto a bill aimed at banning smok-
ing in prisons and ditto, if they could, a ruling by a Fort Piece Housing
Authority that new residents can't smoke in their homes.
ABOLISH the Department of Commerce, as Gov. Lawton Chiles
wants to do and turn Florida's tourism and economic development pro-
grams over to a pair of public-private partnerships. Most of the opposi-
tion to privatization of the department is coming from Tallahassee area
legislators and the agency, but the surveys and performance tests indi-
cate the reorganization is badly needed. It's the economy, stupid.
Many Commerce employees are expected to join the Tourism
SComm~ision which will keep its operation in Tallahassee. Some.will-go to
Orlando where Enterprise Florida Is headquartered. -.

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package to create badly needed jobs appear to be the prime issues in the
1996 regular.session of the Florida Legislature.
Prisons and the criminal justice system (except perhaps boot camps
which could get a shakedown) will not be center stage. Instead, election
reform including the phasing out of public financing of statewide cam-,
paigns, stiffer regulations on special interest contributions, and new
rules to prevent lying in last minute politicking are expected to get atten-
But the top questions will be how much more funding and account-
ability will get by Legislators and the governor In school bills and whether
(at last) business leaders will get to sit at the same table with the bureau-
crats and politicians to create a climate for Job growth in Florida?
Much skepticism was being voiced by Legislators and school lobby-
ists at a proposal by Lt. Cov. Buddy MacKay for a penny sales tax for edu-
cation. "It's pretty late to be starting, a ballot issue," said House Speaker
Peter Wallace, D-St. Petersburg.:-I:would take 429,428 voter signatures
by Aug. 6, but another way-the one MacKay has in mind-is to put a one
cent school tax on the ballot by a three-fifths vote of both Houses.
Gov. Chiles, although non-coimmiittal on this ond, has said in the past
he'd like to take an education tax to the voters because lawmakers have
shown him they will not pass higher taxes voluntarily.
A tax hike for schools appears iffy indeed, but a slightly improving
economy and some savings in government operations (like abolishing the
Florida Parole Commission) can give lawmakers a little more money for
school improvements, including smaller classes and better salaries.
The economy will be getting big time attention in this year's budget
too. A major package has been hammered out by Chiles and Legislators
that both House and Senate leaders say will probably pass..
It would disband the Department of Commerce and the Florida
International Affairs Commission, giving most of their functions to a pub-
lic-private group created by lawmakers but run by private industry exec-
utives. The governor would get a more direct role in steering the state's
economy by the creation of a new Trade and Economic Development
Office with power to eliminate unnecessary rules governing businesses.
Industries coming to Florida would receive tax exemptions on elec-
tricity and tax refunds of $500 per job for 10 to 100 new jobs and $5,000
per job for those creating 100 or more. Up to $25 million would be made
available for improving Florida's ports.
Welfare reforms are expected to pass ,this session. It'll contain ele-
ments of Gov. Chiles' WORK FIRST recommendations and a Senate plan
called WAGES (Work and Gain Economic Self Sufficiency). The big target
is to remove welfare as a way of life by providing jobs either by the gov-
ernment or in the private sector.
Lawmakers and the governor's staff agree their plans will not work
unless the state can create an economic climate to support employment.
The biggest issue that must be answered: When do you kick the able-bod-
ied.freebies in the system offthe government dole?
Rep. Marvin Couch, R-Oviedo, resigned from the Florida House after
being charged of buying sex from a prostitute while in a truck in a park-
ing lot of a shopping center. "I am broken and truly remorseful for my
actions and the hurt that I have caused," Couch said in a letter of resig-,
nation to House Speaker Peter Wallace.

Palm Beach Circuit Judge Harold C
suit against cigarette makers for $4 bl

Grief Counseling
Course Available :
;The AARP will be sponsoring
a course in grief counseling. The
classes will be held at the Mexico
Beach Methodist Church. The
classes will begin at 7:00 p.m.,
E.S.T., on March 11, and will go
.through March 13.
In order to be certified in grief,
counseling, you have to take 15.
hours of the class. For more in-'
formation please call Velma
Jones at 648-8154 or Loiise'
Schweikert at 648-5807.

Thank You
We would like to take this op-,'
portunity to thank everyone for
their prayers, cards, food and
words of kindness that were
shown during the loss of our hus-
band and father. A special thanks
to St. James episcopall Church,
First Pentecostal Church, Brother
Dave Fernandez, Father Jerry
Huft, neighbors of Westcott Circle
and Gulf County Sheriffs Office.
May God bless each one of
you. ',
The James C. Mock Family
Nancy Mock
James & Dianne Mock
Katie & Bill Godwin




at Creditmasters
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:ohen lifted a stay on the state's
llion in treatment costs to sick

Are you thinking of buying
'some land and building a house?
Don't let your dreams become a
Gulf County has many terrific
properties available to, buy and
there are plenty of opportunities
for your dream home to be built.
The Gulf County Environmental
Health Department would like to
help you make a sound invest-
ment while you achieve your
housing goals.
Gulf County is known for its
beauty-plush, green, hardwood
trees and ponds, as well as bogs,
swamps and wetlands. Even
though the beautiful landscapes
are pleasing to the eye, they can
stand in, the way of completing
your dwelling and septic tank
needs .
Purchasing property without
first obtaining the facts regarding
septic tank laws (Chapter 10D-6,

Florida Administrative Code and
Chapter 386. Florida Statutes).
can result in ownership of a par-
cel of land which cannot be devel-
oped due to the following rea--
*Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) wetlands;
*less than required net acreage;
*suitable soils;
*unsuitable density setbacks;
Encroachments; and/or
*high water tables,
Have'an Environmental Spe-
cialist help you make a wise in-
vestment. For more information,
call the Gulf County Environmen-
tal Health Department at (904)

Churchof You Choic

S. yosep s Bay Cl country

Half Price Sale

bershi, "

If you live from Mexico

Beach to Eastpoint, St.

George Island, or to the

Gulf County line in

Wewahitchka you

can now join the St. Joseph's Bay Country

Club for $200.00 plus one month dues. This

offer is good through June 30, 1996,

Other Specials

Members may bring a guest for a dis-

counted rate of $15.00 plus tax for 18 holes.

Area visitors join us for 18 holes of golf

for only $19.95 plus tax.

Golfing offer good through May 31, 1996.

-Equal Opportunity Consideration On All Membership Applications-

smokers on Medicaid. It will allow a consortium of lawyers to continue
with the suit that was halted in 1995 because of a pending constitution-
al challenge of the law passed in the closing minutes of the 1994 session.
Florida Tax-Watch says a state agency's decision to stall an adoption
of a welfare credit card system could cost taxpayers about $1.5 million a
year in distribution costs' and prevent a needed crackdown on fraud and
The electronic benefits transfer system would distribute welfare and
cash benefits through automatic teller machines. The Health and
Rehabilitative Services Department cancelled the contract in the face of
criticism from a legislative committee.
'The decision was not in the best interests of taxpayers nor the state's
welfare recipients," the watchdog organization said.
It was good news for those who have admired Europe's fast speed rail
service when Transportation Secretary Ben Watts selected a consortium
to help build a bullet train system linking Tampa, Orlando and Miami.
Orlando-based Florida Overland Express that includes the makers of
the French TGV bullet train got the bid over four competitors to develop
and operate the 320"mile system that will cost up to $5 billion.
Riders would pay $21 for a 48-minute ride between Tampa and
Orlando and $54 for a 90-minute trip between Orlando and Miami by
2006 under the proposed bid.
"We must provide Floridians with transportation options for the
future," Watts said. He pointed out there were still financial and environ-
mental problems to solve before start-up service in 10 years.
Bally Entertainment Corporation has joined Safe Bet for Florida in
withdrawing their attempt to get casino gambling back on the state bal-
lot in November. The backers have decided it would just be defeated
State Rep. Al Lawson Jr., D-Tallahassee, says he would run for a new
Congressional seat in North Florida if the federal court throws out the one
created to,elect a black and the Legislature sets up two more stretching
across the top of the state. "I hope Rep. Corrine Brown retains her seat,
but I'd run if another district including our area Is adopted." Lawson said.

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Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. & 5:45 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children's choirs 6 p.m.; Children & youth missions
7 p.m.; Prayer & devotion 7 p.m.; Adult Praise Choir 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music &'youth


Sunday School .........................................10 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........................................11 a.m.
Sunday Evening .......................................6 p.m,
Wednesday Evening ................................ 7 p.m.

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S Sunday School 9:45 am
L Worship ... .11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm
Evening Worship 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...7:00 pm
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(1/10 mile north of Overstreet Road)

The Church of Christ

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

Chapel Lane Overstreet Phone 648-8144

Bro. Harold J. McClelland, Jr., W.L. Tremain,
Pastor Pastor Emeritus
Sunday School....................................... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ......... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ............... 7;00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening .. 7:00 p.m.


Jim Davis, Pastor
823 N. 15th Street


Sunday Bible Study (all ages) ...................9:00 CSTI
Morning Worship ............................... 10:00:CST
Eyening Worship ........................... ........ 6:30 CST'
Wednesday Bible Study (all ages) ...........6:30 CSTI

S Maturity
Christian maturity should
be a goal of every Chris-
tian. In 1 Corinthians l4:20
we find, "Brethren, do not
be children in your think-
Sing; be babies in evil, but
in thinking be mature." We
Oliver F. Taylor live in a very complex
Visitation Minister, First world. Sometimes we re-
United Methodist Church gress in thinking and imply
that the "good old days
were simple and without problems." This is, at
best, only a half truth.
Sometimes retirees tell me we were almost
without crime in days past. I remind them that
JohnDillinger. Pretty Boy Floyd, Machine Gun
Kelly; Bonnie and Clyde anrid Al Capone were
not folk heroes. Today's wbrld should be where
we live; not in the past. Our children and
grandchildren live in today's world.
Christians will always be confronted with
the problems of the world in each generation. A
strong grip on our faith is what makes a Chris-
tian different from non-Christians. As Chris-
tians, let us give moral support to each other.

First Pentecostal Holiness
Church, located at 2001 Garrison
Avenue in Port St. Joe, is plan-
ning to host a revival next week
featuring Evangelist Billy Wal-
The revival will begin on Sun-
day, March 10th at the 6:30 p.m.
service and will continue to be
held nightly at 7:00 p.m., E.S.T.,
from Monday through Friday,
March 11th to 15th.
Everyone is welcome to at-
tend any or all of the services
with the church family.

Barbecue at Zion
Fair on Saturday
The Intermediate Women of
Zion Fair will be having a barbe-
cue sale on Saturday, March 9th
in the Zion Fair dining hall from
10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Brother Paul Gant will be the
chef for the occasion. The church
Is located at 280 Avenue C.
Rev. Frank Jones, pastor; in-
vites everyone to join them.

Gulf Interagency Coordinating

Council Holds Officer Elections

The Gulf County Interagency
Coordinating Council elected offi-
cers at their regular meeting on
February 20. Serving as Chair is
Carol Kelley, Health Services
Team School Psychologist for the
Wewahitchka public schools.
Elected as Co-Chair was Mark
McGruder, Executive Director of
the Washington Improvement
Group, and elected Secretary/
Treasurer was Pam Lawrence,
Pre-K Coordinator/Parent Educa-
tor for the Pre-K Early Interven-
tion Project at K.I.D.S. Instruc-
tional Day Service.
The Gulf County: Interagency
Coordinating. Council is a com-
munity coalition that coordinates
the efforts of organizations that
serve the needs of women and
children in Gulf County. It is affil-
iated with the Bay, Franklin, Gulf;
Healthy Start Coalition, part of a.
statewide effort to ensure that
pregnant women and Infants re-
ceive adequate health care servic-
es including screenings, prenatal
care, and parent education.
Carol Kelle will serve as the
Chair for the next two years.' In
addition to her position as School
Psychologist for the Wewahltchka
school, she is involved in many
other community activities in-
cluding the Wewahitchka Opti-
mist Club. She also volunteers
considerable time and effort to
such worthwhile causes as the
American Cancer Society, and re-

cently chaired the St. Jude's
Mathathon which raised money
for St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
As Co-Chair, Mark McGruder
will fill in for Ms. Kelley when she
is unavailable. McGruder is the
Executive Director for the Wash-
ington Improvement group, a
grass roots community develop-:
ment organization involved in im-
proving conditions in North Port'
St. Joe. McGruder is a member of
the Optimist Club of the Beaches
in Panama City Beach. and Is ac-

Thank You
The family of Mary- Jane
Knowles Hitchcock would like to
extend a heartfelt thank you to all
of the friends that have shown
their warm, loving kindness in
many ways during the time of her
illness and her passing.
We would like to send a spe-
cial thank you to Bay Medical
Center Hospice for' all of their
wonderful work they did with our
ridthdr" "
Thank you- to our special
nurses and aides that became a
part of our family (Jane Rigby..
Jeannie, Mellnda, Peggy McLe-
more, Mellssa and Lana). Also
thank you to the continuous care
nurses, Mark Kopack from Lisen-
by Home Health Care and Natalie
and Kitty from Moonlighting

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

Dear Counselor,
I am a career woman in my
late 30's. My job means the world
to me, and I am very good at what
,i do. The problem is that I work
with a man who is a sexist, opin
donated, overbearing jerk! I can
stand this man in small doses,
but soon a week long seminar is
scheduled for out of town. I know
that if I am "trapped" with this
man for any length of time, I will
want to claw out his eyes and cut
out his tongue at its very basel
Please offer me some sound
advice before I am pushed to the
point of doing something drastic!
Working with a Moron

Dear Working,
It is a shame that you find
your colleague so disgusting. You
don't mention if this man has
actually done something that
would be considered harassment.
For example, if this man has been
ogling you, using sexually sugges-
tivre speech, or giving you "advice"
which is based solely on your gen-
der, you may have a problem that
is a legal issue. However, it could
be that you have a classic case of
personality conflict when it comes
to this male co-worker. If this is
the case, you can choose to look
at this man in a different light. He

may be a good, sound employee
who has a different value system
than your own,. and therefore,
thinks differently than you.
You can opt to accept him as
he is, which does not mean that
you have to agree with him, sup-
port him, or even like him at all. If
his ways still drive you crazy, and
you still feel like strangling him,
find appropriate ways of distanc-
ing yourself. If you are too busy to
engage in much contact with him,
your aggravation should decrease.
Being professional means being
polite and cordial, but it does not
necessarily need to extend beyond
that. Another possibility is to seek
more alternatives to this dilemma
through counseling. As you know,
no job is perfect. Please don't let
this one "bad apple" spoil the
Bunch. ,
SCathy Stringer, M.S. Outreach
Note: Please address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may 'be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
'should be directed by phone to

tive in school and church pro-
Pam Lawrence was elected to
the important position of Secre-
tary/Treasurer. In addition to her
work as a Pre-K Coordinator/
Parent Educator, she is an active
member of the First Baptist
Church of Port St. Joe, a member
of the St. Joseph's Historical So-
ciety. and Co-Chair of Gulf
County Gold Card Club, a parent
organization which recognizes ac-
ademic excellence in our schools.

Nurse Services. They all did a
wonderful job and we will never
forget what they did for our moth-
We would also like to thank
the members of White City Bap-
tist Church; the White City Sen-
ior Citizens, and the people in the
Gulf County area that came by to
visit, brought food, and especially
for the prayers.
Jack and Della Tanner & Family
Douglas W. Hitchcock & Family
Bobby W. Hitchcock & Family

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Sunday School.........9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth'
Fellowship......... :" 0 p.m.
Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship.......... 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .........7:30 p.m.
Choir Practice
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Wednesday.....:....... 730 p.m.

First UnitedMetiodist Church
11l North'-22nd.St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church......................9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ....................10:00 a.m. CT
**Nursery Provided**
Dr. Loule Andrews, Pastor John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone; 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT


S508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
, SUNDAY WORSHIP............................ 10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL...............................11 a.m.
(I S N" *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
Nursery Available
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor

Join Us For Worship .

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



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Port St. Joe, FL 32456

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JANUARY 9, 1996
* The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Billy E. Traylor, and
Commissioners Warren J. Yeager, Jr.,
Michael L. Hammond, Jesse V. Armstrong.
and Nathan Peters, Jr. Others present
were: Clerk Benny C. Lister, Chief Deputy
Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham, Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wibberg, Building
Inspector Richard Combs, Maintenance
Superintendent Joe Bearden, Mosquito
Control Director Paul Wood, Road
Superintendent Bob Lester. South Gulf
County EMS Director Shane McGuffin,
SHIP Administrator/Veterans Service
Officer Bo Williams. County Attorney Tim
McFarland, Judge Robert Moore, and
Judicial Assistant Becky Bateman.
The meeting was called to order at
6:09 p.m.
Commissioner Hammond opened the
meeting with prayer, and Commissioner
Peters led the Pledge of Allegiance to the
Upon motion by Commissioner
Hammond, second by Commissioner
Yeager, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the consent .agenda with the
ioted correction to the minutes and the
deletion of Page 43, regarding the Medicaid
Items approved:
1. Minutes'- December 12, 1995 -
HVWB; December 12. 1995 Special,
Meeting; December 12, 1995 Regular.
Meeting; December 19, 1995 Special
Meeting; December 20, 1995 Workshop;
December 20, 1995 Special Meeting
2. Judicial Order Gordon Shuler -
3. Invoices Star Publishing Co. -
$425.00' Star Publishing Co. $140.00;
'County Attorney Tim McFarland -
$1,840.00; Attorney Barbara Sanders -
$1.659.25; Medical Examiner Services -
$1,477.27; Wewahitchka Medical Center.
Inc. $6,000.00; Preble-Rish, Inc. -
$5,000.00 (Beaches Water System): Preble
Rish. Inc. $1,500.00 (Eng. Berm at Cape);
Preble-Rish, Inc. $5,000.00 (Mapping
Project): State Attorney $197.70 (Office
BY MINORS Judge Robert Moore appeared
before the Board to request consideration
for an Ordinance prohibiting the use and
possession of tobacco products by a minor.
Following a discussion, Commissioner.
Peters moved to proceed. with advertising
the proposed ordinance for adoption.
Commissioner Hammond. seconded the
motion and it passed unanimously.
(SMOKING) -The Board discussed a memo
from Commissioner Peters prohibiting
smoking in the Road Department building
and in the Mosquito Control Department
Building, and a letter written by the
Chairman requesting that the supervisors
enforce the memo. Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved adding both the memo
and the letter to the Board's policy, with the
addition that Commissioner. Peters' memo
is to include prohibiting smoking in County
vehicles. The Board also agreed that a new
smoking area, away from the front of the
building, will be designated for the
Mosquito Control Department.
Copies of Memos on file in the Clerk's
LIGHTS Mr. Edward Knight of the Gulf
Pines SubdlhJign appeared before the
Boad request in' assistance from the Board
in opposing street lights on the County.
right-of-ways in Gulf Pines Subdivision.
Following a discussion, the Board request-
ed that Attorney McFarland review the
Board's options in this matter.
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed
bids #9596-10 for financing of a vehicle for
the Building Department,, the following bid
was received:
Citizens Federal, $8,700.00 at
5.93% .
The bid was tabled for review and rec-
ommendation by Clerk Benny C. Lister,
WALKS- Pursuant to advertisement to

receive sealed bids for #9596-12, 28 Lamp
Post Type Lights for the sidewalks sur-
rounding the Gulf County Courthouse, no
bids were received. The Board requested
that Chief Administrator Butler receive
quotes and select the lowest quote for 28
Lamp-Post Type Lights.
BERM/STUMPHOLE Pursuant 'to adver-
tisement to receive sealed bids for #9596-
13, construction of an emergency berm at
the Stumphole area of Cape San Bias, the
following bid was received:
Todd Land Development, $32,400.00
The bid was tabled for review and rec-
ommendation by Solid Waste Director
*RECEIVE BIDS #9596-14 20' X 48'-
ADDITION TO WCFD Pursuant to adver-
tisement to receive sealed bids for #9596-
14, a 20' x 48' addition to the White City
Fire Department, the following bids were
Fisher Construction, $19,026.00
Addendum $2000.00: Southeastern
Mechanical, $28,747.00
The bids were tabled for review and
recommendation by Chief Administrator
Upon motion by Commissioner
Hammond. second by Commissioner
Yeager, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the supplemental consent agen-
da. Items approved:
1. Memo Annual leave transfer for
Former Clerk's Employees. (Tonya Knox and .
Debbe Wlbberg)
.2. Invoice Preble-Rish, Inc. $900.00
(Five Points Landfill)
representing the Clemons' Company, pre-
sented the Board with a proposal for
County employee health insurance cover-
age. Following a discussion. Chairman
Traylor appointed Clerk Lister, Chief
Deputy Clerk Birmingham. Chief
Administrator Butler, and Administrator
Wells to review the proposal;
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved Resolution
96-01 regarding unanticipated revenue for
Emergency Management. .
A copy of said resolution is on file in
the Clerk's office. ,
SCommissioner Hammond motioned to table
the Invoice from Life Management Center in
the' amount -of $447.36. Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and it passed
4-1. with Commissioner Yeager opposing.
NERY) Chairman Traylor discussed a
problem involving insubordination of two
County Road Department employees. Bill
Nunnery and Greg Pickeron. Upon recom-
mendation by Chairman Traylor.
Commissioner Hammond motioned to sus-
pend the employees without pay for three
(3) days. The motion was seconded by
Commissioner Yeager. and it passed 4-1,
with Commissioner Armstrong opposing.
The meeting recessed at 7:18 p.m.;
The meeting reconvened at 7:40 p.m..
Chief Administrator Butler presented the
Board with an interlocal agreement from
the City of Wewahitchka for building
inspection services, and recommended that
:l': l Board'-accept -'this agreement. Upon
motion bv Commissioner Hammond, sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager, and unarl-
moOs vote. 'tie Board authorized the
Chairman to execute the agreement.
A copy of the agreement is on file In
the Clerk's Office.
Administrator Butler requested permission
to advertise for a consultant to do an evalu-
ation and appraisal report (EAR) for the
Gulf County Comp. Plan. He reported that
the County has been approved to receive a
grant to pay the cost of the report.Upon'
motion by Commissioner Hammond, sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved to advertise
to accept proposals.. for consulting and
administrative services for the EAR, a part
Sof the Gulf County Comprehensive Plan.


ING/FIDINGS Chairman Traylor
requested that the Insurance Committee
prepare a presentation of its findings to the
Board at a special meeting on Tuesday.
January 16, 1996.
Administrator Butler reported that
Hurricane Opal Disaster Housing
Assistance Funds may be available to Gulf
County, and requested permission to adver-
tise to receive proposals for consultant ser-
vices. Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
Hammond, and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to advertise a request for proposals
for consulting and administrative services
for the Home Disaster Funds Program.

Upon recommendation by Chief
Administrator Butler, Commissioner Peters
motioned to table a request from Louis
Seybold, of Sweetwater Subdivision. to
abandon Hall Street between Griffin Avenue
and County Road 30. Commissioner
Hammond seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
by Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved to abandon the proper-
ty between Pine and Canal Streets, on St.'
Joe Beach, on which Albert Milton's septic
tank is located, by Friday, January 12,
1996. Chairman Traylor requested that
Chief Administrator Butler contact Mr.
Milton to notify him of the Board's actions.
BUILDING Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
Hammond. and unanimous vote, the Board
approved an invoice from Southeastern
Mechanical (in the amount of $4,445.00) for
the recycling building at the Five Points
Landfill, contingent upon Building
Inspector Combs, and Solid Waste Director
Danford's final inspection. It was noted that
,the project is complete.
Administrator Butler reported that there
will be a .meeting concerning enterprise
zones, in Apalachicola. Florida, on
Thursday, January'25, 1996.

Chief Administrator Butler reported
that there are some concerns regarding a
bid awarded to Mr. Aaron Tyree for provid-
ing the County with a clay pit for road
paving purposes. Following a discussion
concerning the problems the County Is hav-
Sing in this situation, the Board agreed to
haul Clay from a pit on Highway 22 for the
paving projects on the South end of the
County, and to haul clay from Mr. lyree's
pit for paving projects on the North end of
the County.- .
INTEREST Following a discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler concerning Hazard
Mitigation, the Board stated that
Administrator/Emergency Management
Director Wells will handle all Hazard
Mitigation projects for the County.
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond.
second by Commissioner Yeager. and unan-
Imous vote, the Board approved for County
Engineers Preble-Rish, Inc. to begin the
design work for Butler Bay Road with the
cost of design and repair work to be paid
from FEMA funds. The Board directed Road
Superintendent Lester to take whatever
actions are necessary to stabilize Butler
Bay Road until permanent' repairs can be
completed. .-- -'---
AND COUNTY ROAD 30E Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Yeager as to the status of '
County Road 30-E at the Stumphole area of
Cape San Bias. County Engineer' Ralph
Rish of Preble-Rish. Inc. stated that engi-
neering plans for the repair work are 60%
complete. Commissioner Yeager requested
that Road Superintendent Lester take the
necessary actions to stabilize this area of
County Road 30E.
Chairman Traylor discussed County
employee performance and requested that
all County Supervisors be diligent in their
supervision of County employees.
WATER SYSTEM Chief Administrator

Gulf County Commission Minutes



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Butler reported that there will be a meeting
on Thursday, January 11, 1996 at 6:00
p.m.. E.S.T. at ,the Beaches Fire
Department for the purpose.of hearing pub-
lic input regarding the proposed upgrading
of the beaches water System. He also
reported that the engineering, work for
repairs to the Beaches Water System is
complete and he expects the County to
complete a transaction shortly for the prop-
crty needed for this project.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Hammond, second by Commissioner
Yeager, and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to authorize the County to issue up
to $525,000.00 in bonds, and the use of
any other non-committed, non ad valorem
tax monies necessary to secure said bond
Following a discussion in which It was
noted that the purpose of refinancing the
Bond is to obtain a much lower interest rate
and reduce the amount of time that the
bond is financed. Commissioner Hammond
requested that this issue be added to the
agenda for consideration at the special
meeting. Tuesday. January 16, 1996 at
5:00 p.m.. E.S.T. ..
PERMISSION TO SELL Building Inspector
Combs reported that no bids were received
when bids were accepted on a 1994 Ford
Ranger and that Cook Whitehead Ford. Inc.
had only offered to give the County
87.800.00 for trade-in value. The .Board
agreed for Buiding Inspector Combs to sell
the vehicle locally if he can match or exceed
the amount offered by Cook Whitehead
Ford.. ..
South Gulf County EMS Director McGufin
reported that the interlocal agreement with
Mexico Beach for ambulance services has
still not been finalized.
Upon Inquiry by Commissioner Hammond,
South Gulf County EMS Director McGuffin
reported that Discussions are still ongoing.
regarding the Hospital and Nursing Home
calling 911 when an ambulance Is needed.
The Board requested that surrounding 911
calls Attorney McFarland review the legal:
Issue from the hospital and the nursing.
mendation by Solid Waste Director
Danford. Commissioner : Hammond
motioned to award bid #9596-11 for Hazard
Mitigation Grant Services to Disaster
Resource Management in the amount of
840.750.00. Commissioner Yeager second-
ed the motion and it passed unanimously.
Director Danford noted that the County has
received written confirmation that the
Small Quantity Generator Grant applica-
tion had met the minimum requirements.
DEPT./ROAD DEFT. Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond. second by
Commissioner Armstrong, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to purchase a fleet
key fuel management system for the Gulf
County Mosquito Control. Road
Department, an Sheriffs Department in
the amount of 815,285.00. The Board
agreed that each Department would pay
one-third (1/31 of the cost.
Solid Waste Director Danford reported
that a key encoder and the necessary cable
will be purchased from the Small County
WASTE DEPARTMENT Following discus-
sion, the Board authorized Solid Waste
Director Danford to receive quotes and pur-
chase two (2) new fuel pumps for the Gulf
County Road Department.
Director Danford reported that the tipping
fee revenue for 1995 was 8121.333.08.
HOLE Upon recommendation by Solid,
Waste Director Danford. Commissioner
Yeager motioned to award bid #9596-13. for
construction of an emergency berm at the,
Stumphole area of Cape San Bias, to Todd
Land Development in the amount of
$32.400.00. The motion was seconded by
Commissioner Hammond, and it passed
Solid Waste Director Danford'reported
that the County may be eligible forreim-
bursement of closure costs for Class I land-
Aill. He stated that the money could be in
excess of 500.000.00.
SEA OATS Solid Waste Director

Danford reported that he has met with the
Sea Oats and Dunes Club and requested
their assistance in acquiring sea oats for
the County to use. '
AWARD BID #9596-14 20 x 68 ADDI-
Upon motion by Commissioner
Hammond, second by' Commissioner
Peters, and 4-0 vote (Chairman Traylor
abstained), the Board accepted Chief
Administrator Butler's recommendation to
award bid #9596-14 for a 201 x 681 addition
to the White City Fire Department to Fisher
Construction in the amount of $19,026.00
with a $2,000.00 addendum, with payment
to be made from the Board's General Fund
County Attorney McFarland discussed
a proposed interlocal agreement between
the City of Wewahitchka and the Sheriffs
Department 'and stated that he has no
objections to the wording.
discussion by Chairman Traylor regarding
possible delays in the County road paving
projects, the Board authorized Road
Superintendent Lester to utilize his employ-
ees as necessary (longer hours. overtime).
to ensure that the County fulfills it's oblig-
ations toward the paving projects in a time-
ly manner.
FOR GRANT FUNDS Chairman Traylor
requested that Chief Administrator Butler
assist Mr. George Whiting in applying for
grant funds for Mr. Whiting's R:V. Park.
by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved to pay $375.00 to
Sutherland Funeral Homes for the burial of
Mr. Harry Moore, a deceased resident of
Gulf County.
discussion regarding proposed actions by
the Public Service Commission concerning
the extended area service request made by
Gulf County in Resolution 95-06, on March
23, 1995, the Board stated that they have
no objections to the proposed actions of the
Public Service Commission.
BOARD EXPENSES County Attorney
McFarland reported that there are provi-
sions which allow the Board to recover
costs incurred by prisoners however, this
must be stipulated as a condition of their
release. He reported that he will be meeting'
with Judge Moore and Judge Bower to dis-
cuss the necessary procedures and he will
report back to the Board as soon as he has
further information.
MENT OF COMMERCE Upon motion by.
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed for Chairman
Traylor to sign an application to the,
Department of Commerce for paving a road
from Highwiay 22 to Jim Grantland's recy-
cling facility.
Board requested, assistance from the
Sheriffs Department regarding individuals
littering and commercial vehicles docking
Illegally at the White City Boat Landing.
inquiry by Commissioner Yeager, Solid
Waste Director Danford reported that the
new Beach Cleaning Machine, a Barber
Surf-Rake, is expected to arrive within the
next four (4) weeks.
The Board discussed a letter received
from the City of Port St. Joe requesting
funds from the Recycling and Education
Grant Funds The Board staled that they
would meet with the City to discuss the
request for recycling funds and that they
would support any program that benefits
the entire county. The Board requested that
Chief Administrator Butler contact Mr.
Frank Healy and the Port St. Joe City
Commissioners requesting their attendance
at a workshop on Tuesday. January 16,
1996, at 4:30 p.m., E.S.T.
Peters reported that due to the Board's sup-
port, the Port St. Joe Library is open an
extra six (6) hours each week.
Peters discussed the inspection of roads in
Calhoun County that he and Chief
Administrator Butler would be performing
regarding the awarding of the road paving

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inquiry by Commissioner Peters. Mosquito
Control Director Wood and Road
Department Superintendent Lester stated
that there were no problems with his memo
regarding no smoking in County Buildings.
- Upon motion by Commissioner Peters.
second by Commissioner Hammond, and
unanimous vote, the Board agreed for the
Maintenance Department to perform work
on the Washington Recreation Center, up to
$12,000.00 with payment to be made from
the Maintenance Department Budget.
ROAD, The Board had no objections to
Commissioner Peters request that the
speed limit on Stone Mill Creek be reduced
from 55 m.p.h. to 45 m.p.h.
-Upon emotion by Commissioner
Hammond. second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to draft a resolution supporting
prayer in public schools. They requested
that this resolution be sent to Congress,
Representative Scott Armey of Texas, and
surrounding counties.
discussion concerning a letter from the
Health and Human Services Board regard-
ing Mr. Paul Fitzgerald's resignation, the
Board requested that South Gulf County
EMS Director McGuilln submit an applica-
tion for appointment to this board.
EMS.Director McGuffRn reported that he
and Altorney McFarland are completing the
questionnaire that was submitted by the
14th District Medical Examiners' office.
Traylor reported that Mr. Bob McSpadden,
President ofGulf Coast Community College.
wishes to make a proposal to Gulf County
regarding a jobs program.
DEPARTMENT- Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote.'
the Board approved to amend the General
Fund Budget by reducing Reserve for
Contingencies and increasing Building
Department Equipment by 87.800.00 to off-
set the cost of the new Building Department .
vehicle, bid no. 9596-04.
motion by Commissioner Hammond, sec-
and by Commissioner Yeager, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed to reject bids
received for bid #9596 10 for financing of
the Building Department's new vehicle.
With no further business and upon
motion by Commissioner Hammond, see-
ond by Commissioner Yeager, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
9:45 p.m.. E.S.T.
Billy E. Traylor
Chairman, ''
Benny C. Lister Clerk '


Preschooler Screening

The Gulf County School
Board, in cooperation with the
Florida Diagnostic & Learning Re-
sources System (PAEC) and the
Gulf County Health Department,
is sponsoring a community ser-
vice program to screen preschool
children, ages 2 1/2 to 4 years,
who will not be entering kinder-
garten in the fall of 1996.
Screening will be done in the
areas of hearing, vision, speech
and language, concept formation,

motor coordination, and behav-
ior. If potential problem areas are
found, the screening team will
make recommendations for fol-.
Each child who is screened
must be accompanied by a parent
or legal guardian. For further in-
formation, contact Deborah Cros-
by (904-639-3663), JoAnn Raf-
field (Port St. Joe Elementary,
904-229-8838), Betty Husband
(Wewahitchka Elementary, 904-

639-3610) or Helen Holloway
The screenings will take place
as follows:
*Thursday March 21
9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. (EST)
Port St. Joe Elementary
*Wednesday April 24
9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. (EST)
Wewahitchka Elementary
If you suspect your child of
having a potential problem, plan
to attend one of the screenings.
Please bring the child's birth cer-
tificate and Social Security card
to the screening.

The "Natio

FMP Watercraft
Safety Course
The Florida Marine Patrol will
be conducting a Personal Water-
craft Safety Course on March 20.
The course will be given at the
Gibson Lecture Hall on the Gulf-
Coast Community College cam-
* pus from 6:00, to 8:'00 p.m.,
C.S.T. The course Is free and
open to the public.
Topics of the course will in-
clude basic operation of PWC's,
state law and safety regulations,
rules of the road, accident report-
ing requirements and OUI law.
Anyone interested in attend-
ing this& course,- should contact
the Florida Marine Patrol. Anyone
who owns a PWC or plans to use
one, is encouraged to participate
in this course. : -

Area Volunteer
Firemen Get Help
Primestar by Comcast opened
a soda stand for a day at the St.
George Island Volunteer. Fire De-
partment's Annual Chili Cook Off
and raised more than $500 for
the department. The event was
attended by over 3,000 people
who spent the day enjoying the
sunshine, a charity auction and a
wide variety of fiery chill recipes.
"It was a great day." said
Primestar representative Josh
Simpson. "We reached our team
goal of raising $500 and had a lot
of fun in the process. Primestar
by Comcast is committed to help-
ing' thw, local communitUes we
serve and -%,olu'rteet e
S metits are vital community re-
sources. It's an Important event."

The family of Olin Bowles
take this means to thank their
friends for cards, prayer; and eve-
ry act of kindness to us at his
passing. God bless each of you is
our prayer.
The Bowles, Bess. Newton,
and Bums families. .- s

n's Flagship"-USS American CV 66 Aircraft Carrier

Engle Entering Yeoman.

School in Meridian, MS

Jeremy J. Engle, son of Larry .
and Alice O'Shall has been given
approval to attend Yeoman
School in Meridian, Mississippi in
August. Jeremy has been serving
on the "Nation's Flagship" USS
American CV 66 aircraft carrier
for the past year and a half work-
ing in the captain's office.
Larry and Alice O'Shall, Jere-
my's parents, along with Jennifer
Terry traveled to Norfolk, Virginia
and were joined by Jeremy's
grandparents from Indiana to
take part in the homecoming cer-
emony of receiving the USS Amer-
ican back into: port from its six
month deployment in the Adriatic
Sea. This event brought together
three generations of Navy guys in
one family on the ship at a given
Jeremy has received five rib-
bon medals for different accom-
Splishments, two of them for serv-
ing in the Bosnia Theater and the
Iraqi Theater war zones.
The other ships and subma-
rines attached to the America's

battle group were the USS Nor-
mandy, USS South Carolina, USS

,Jereiny J. Engle '

Scott, USS Monongahela. USS
Oklahoma City, USS Hampton,
USS Wasp, USS Shreveport, USS
Whidbey Island, and the carrier
Air Wing One.

By Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist

The bottoms of the feet are
subject to troubling growths.
some of them very painful.-- .- -
Warts on the sole, called
plantar warts, are caused by a vi-
rus which penetrates through
cuts or other breaks in the skin.
The resulting growths are painful,
and are likely to spread if not
treated promptly and properly.
Prevention of plantar warts lies in
not going barefoot in any, ques-
ionable environment.
Inclusion cysts also are fre-
quently seen on soles by podia-
trists. This type of cyst usually
originates following an injury to

the foot. grows
slowly and may
multiply, Such
- cysts may '--be
- painful If the af-
fected area be-
comes inflamed

or if a cyst is

subject to weight-bearing pres-
Self treatment ,of warts or
cysts can worsen these condi-
tions. The .podiatrist removes
them effectively and safely.,

(904) 670-8999

360 Communications

mmunications have taken a collective deep breath and formed an independent company that will be better all around.




By Linda Whitfield

Matthew Weathers Is Sixth
Grade Student Of The Week
Sixth grade teacher, Becky
Birmingham, chose 12-year-old
Matthew Weathers as the "Stu-
dent of the Week". He is the son
of Sheila and Jim Weathers and
says he wants to be a profession-
al football player when he grows
Matthew likes to go camping
with his friends and watch some
TV shows like Home Improve-
ment. His favorite color is blue.
Mrs. Birmingham says that "Mat-
thew is a pleasure to have in
class. He's always cheerful and
works hard to complete the
tasks." Matthew says he's looking
forward to playing pony league in
the spring. Matthew is a great
The Phone Call
Howie Smith of Howie's Pizza
Kitchen called me the other night
and said how much he enjoyed
reading the Wewahitchka Ele-
mentary School News, especial
the "Student of the Week" part.
He said. "Now, from now on, I'm
going to give your student of the
week a medium pizza and one
free movie rental when they're se-
lected ." So Matthew
Weathersf Isour first winner .
and thank you, Howlel
Haiku Poetry From
-Mr. Harper's Class
Trees are big and small
There are colors pale and bright
Trees grow everywhere
... By Tiffany Laird

I love the springtime
The springtime is Beautiful
You are beautiful.
... By Kyle Barnes
Science News From Joe Walker
At the Regional Science Fair
in Marianna, our team project
won second place. Congratula-
tons to Cerrelle Hanes, Alicla
Mooneyham, and Kimberly
McMilllon. Test tubes and algae
are having a bit of a rest until
Vext year.
First Grade Play
"Singing Folk-N-Fun"
The play will be on Thursday,
March 7 at 8:30 a.m. and again
at 9:15 a.m. in the Commons.
Mrs. Pridgeon and Miss Quinn
would like to invite everyone to
come and enjoy their program.
"March Came In Like A Lion"
By Jill Pippin
"It was cold and windy, and It
rained. It was not that bad, but
again it was cold. I had to wear a
long sleeve shirt and jeans be-
cause it was cold. I thought that
March would come in like a lion
anyway. Miss Linda said 'when
you wake up in the morning, look
out your window to see if March
would come In like a lion or a
lamb. So since it came in like a

From the Principal of


High School

...' ** .. .' s ,

Science Fair Results
Another good year at the Re-
glonal'Science Fair!i Josh Baxley
led our assault on the awards by
receiving the Showstopper Award,
the Eastman Kodak Photographic
Award, and the National Council
of Teacher of Mathematics Award.
First place winners in their
areas were .Jessica Cole, Grant
Marshall, Jeremy Suber, Amy St.
Clair. and Jack Husband.
Second place honors in their
areas were received by Aimee
Pridgeon and Josh Baxley, and
third place winners in their areas
were Charlie Cole, Mandy Little
and Bradley Shavers. Jessica
Cole Just missed as she received
the runner-up award to the
Grand Prize (Junior Division) and
Jack Husband was third runner-
up to the Grand Prize in the Sen-
lor Division.
Bradley Shavers received the
Marianna BPOE #1516 award.
Going on to state will be Jessica
Cole, Jeremy Suber and Jack
Husband. Alternates are Grant
Marshall and Amy St. Clair. Way
to go, gang!
ROTC cadets are in San Die-
go. California this week. survey-
ing the giant naval complex at
San Diego harbor. It's the home
base for much of our Pacific
Fleet, and cadets tour nearly eve-
ry area. Transportation to and
from Is provided by Navy Jet ser-
vice (give or take a day-you fly
S when they are ready)
March is a busy month for
schools. CTBS tests are taken
late this month, and the senior
high academic banquet Is on the

by Larry A. Mathes

28th. If you receive an invitation
to this event please make plans to
attend. Your student deserves
your support if he/she has
earned an invitation and is to re-
ceive recognition. Respond early
to Barbara Eubanks at 639-2228.
Don't put it oml
Board members will hear
about block scheduling this
Thursday. Both high schools are
supportive of this move, but as
I've mentioned before our school
board will have the final decision,
once they have had time to study
the pros and cons.
Girls' softball took second
place in the Mosley Invitational
Tournament last Saturday losing
to rival Maclay High School. High-
light of the tourney was an after-
noon (into night) 17-inning pitch-
er's duel against Maclay. As
usual. Thelma Bryant was bril-
liant, but a bunt and an error did
Sin the Gators In the 17th inning.
Baseball, track, and weight-
lifting are in full swing. Donnie
Daniels has already qualified for
state in weightllfting and others
are close to qualifying.
Parents 'of eighth through
Seleventh graders will be receiving
a letter about a change in our
registration plans. Please read
the letter carefully and discuss it
with your student. It will be
based on appointments during
the day, and it will be necessary
to keep the appointment as
scheduled. Parents are encour-
aged to be there if possible.
Isn't is odd that public prayer
is acceptable in almost every area
except public schools?

Regional Science Fair
On Thursday and Friday,
_,February 29 and March 1. six
'Port St Joe Middle School stu-
dents participated in the Regional
Science Fair at Chipola Junior
College in Marianna. All six con-
testants won awards.
The awards are as follows:
Bonnie Belin and Susan Medina,
second place in the Behavior and
Social Science category; Alicia
Christie and Erica Ailles, second
place in the Environmental cate-
gory; and Keesha Linton and Jen-
nifer Craig, Special Award, Na-
tional Association of Corrosion
Engineers International Certifl-

cate (plus a $15 check).
Black History Assembly Program
A special thanks to Latricia
Allen, 1983 graduate of Port St.
Joe High, and a 1995 Jackson-
ville Jaguars cheerleader and
Lawrence Dawsey, F.S.U. football
"All American", presently a wide
receiver with the Tampa, Bay
Bucs, for their inspirational pres-
entation during our Black History
Program on Thursday, February
29. Also a special thanks to the
platform guests and Carl White
for putting together the program.
Spring Sports
Spring sports are officially in
full swing. Just about any week-

SSchool News

Events and Happeningsfrom County Schools

lion, It will go out like a lamb.
Next year it will probably come in
like a lamb."
The entire staff of Wewahitch-
ka Elementary School extends its
deepest sympathy to the family of
Lee Laurimore and Chris Horton.
Lee was a student in our school,
and in my third grade, and was
remembered as a sweet, kind lit-
tle boy. Our sympathies go out to
these families in their great loss.

Label Contest is Over-Becky
Birmingham Winsl
Tracy Bowers, chairman for
the soup labels, announced that
the sixth grade of Becky Birming- .
ham won for having over 400 '
soup labels. Her class was treated
to a giant chocolate chip cookie.
The Pepsi contest is still on and 4"
the kids are guzzling those Pep-

The Regional VICA Welding Championships were held in Port St. Joe last week. Port St. Joe's
H o n o r Keith Saleh placed first in the competition, followed by Jason Brant in second. They will advance to
the State Championships in May in Haines City. National Championships will follow in Kansas City.
Shown in the photo above, from left to right, are: Randy Dewitt and Jim Wilder, judges: Steve
Miller, Keith Saleh, and Adam Chandler (Pensacola), competitors: Tommy Knox, Port St. Joe Higi
R o ll School Instructor; Hubert Frazure. Pensacola Instructor; and Frankie Williams, judge.

PSJ Middle School
Chris Earley, principal of Port Da Hd Th At
St. Joe Middle School has re- Carr y He d .
*_a j __^

leased me names of mose stu-
dent who have earned placement
on the honor rolls for the fourth
six weeks grading period of this
school year.
Those earning All A's were as
Seventh grade-Bonnie Belln,
James Capps, Nick Comforter,
Amber Davis, Susan Medina. Ka-
rissa Thomas, Tanya Varnum
and Leslie White.
Eighth grade-Erica Alles,
Brandon Davis, Laredo Ginn,
Amanda Marquardt, Clay Small-
wood and Lea Todd.
Students who earned All A's
and B's were:
Seventh grade-Kristin Ab-
rams, Ben Ashtraft, Stephanie
Blackmon, Michael Bouington,
Bucky Burkett. Matt Caswell,
Jennifer Craig, Amber Daniels,
Amber Dion, Beckl Earley, Angela
McDowell, Jennl Patterson, B. J.
Presnell, Andy Shoaf, Jessica
Slate. Holly Stewart, Joshua
Todd, Amy Voltz, Jarrod Wester,
Adam White. Seth Williams and
Travis Wright.
Eighth grade-Elizabeth Bel-
lew, Shella Boykins, Alicia Chris-
tie. Connie Combs, Jennifer
Douds, Lakeythia Fllmore, John
Gainous, Lacey Johnson, Ricky
Lamberson, Julle Lanford, Brett
Parker. Kimberly Parker, Rachel
Perrin. Craig Phillips, Mosi
Quinn, Rocky Salzer, Alicia Sand-
ers, Rena Seymour, Nicole Smith,
Ashley Stephens, Jessica Sum-
mers, Jessica Vansweringen, Ra-
chel Watson and Joy Woodman.

Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
MARCH 11-15

MON- Chill Dog, French
Fries. Cole Slaw, Cake,
and Milk.
TUES- Fried Chicken. Rice
w/gravy. Mixed Vegetables,
Roll, Fruit Cup, and Milk.
WEDS- Pizza Burger w/
cheese, French Fries. Lima
Beans, Pudding, and Milk.
THURS-Tuna. Salad on Let-
tuce, Sliced Tomatoes, Lima
Beans, Saltines. Dessert, and
FRI-Meat & Cheese Sand-
wich. Lettuce. Tomato, On-
ion, French Fries, Cookie,
and Milk.

By: Erica AUles;:

day you can be entertained by ei-
ther a girls softball game, boys
baseball, or girls orboys track.
Good luck to all athletes during
the spring sports season.

Ninth Grade Registration
On Monday and Tuesday,
March 11 and 12, the eighth
grade students from Port St. Joe
Middle School will register for
ninth grade classes by appoint-
ment only. Parents of eighth grad-
ers should receive a letter this
Week with the appointment
schedule. included. Parents are
requested to accompany students
for registration.



Wewahitchka High School

Career Day was held on Feb-
ruary 22 at Wewahitchka High
School. Sixteen different career
fields were represented including:
Computer Programming-Herman
Daniels, Gulf Coast Community
College: Health Professions-Gina
Thorne, AHEC (Tallahassee), Ge-
rald Alcorn and Joe Smith, Gulf
Coast Community College: TVPro-

ductions-Tom Lewis and Amy
Hoyt, WMBB-TV 13: Law Enforce-
ment-Greg Cole, Gulf County
Sheriffs Department; Florida Fish
and Game Commission-Bob Ship-
man: Auto Mechanlcs-Ronnle
Boyd, Gulf County Schools; Elec-
trician-Herb Thomas, Haney Vo-
cational Technical; Banking-Joan
Strange and Eleanor Banks, We-

Port St. Joe Elementary School

Students Of The Week
Congratulations to our "Stu-
dents of the Week" Carolyn
Marley, Angelica Driesbach, Can-
dace Branch, Kaleigh Goodson,
Nicole Shiver, Susan Ellmer and
Kandra Williams.
P.T.O. Attendance Winners
Congratulations to the class-
es of Mrs. Phillips and Mrs.
Campbell for having the highest
percentage of parents to attend
our February P.T.O. meeting.
Regional Science Fair Winners
Congratulations to the follow-
ing students from Port St. Joe
Elementary School for taking top
honors at the Regional Science
Fair held at Chipola Junior Col-
Lisa Curry-First Place, Phys-
Ics Division;
Maclain Howse-Third Place,
Physics Division;
Rob Dykes-Third Place,
Earth and Space Science Divi-
sion; and
Josh Carter-Honorable men-
tion and $25 gift certificate from
Science Kit & Boreal Laborato-
Lisa Curry will be attending
the State Science Fair to be held
in Orlando. Congratulations to all
of youl
Volunteer Spotlight
We would like to introduce'
you to one of our wonderful vol-
unteers, Coleman Livingston.
Coleman volunteers for Ms. Ming-
Ser as a Book Buddy for her first
grade students. He attended Port
St. Joe High School and works at"
the Gulf County A.R.C'. The thing
he enjoys about volunteering is
teaching the children to be kind
to everyone they meet. He loves
the children most of all. Thanks,
Coleman, for making a positive
difference at Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary School.
Report Cards
Report cards were sent home
on Monday, March 4. If you
would like to schedule a parent/
Teacher conference, please call
Career Week Deadline
Friday, March 8 is the dead-
line for all Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary School students to turn in
their entry for our Career Week
Contest. Career Week will be held
April 15th through 19th.
C.T.B.S. Testing
Testing for C.T.B.S. will take
place March 25-29. Please make
sure that your child has two
number 2 pencils, gets a good

night's rest, eats a good breakfast
and arrives to school on time.
Progress Reports
Progress reports for the fifth
six weeks grading period will be
sent home on Friday. March 15.

Congratulations to the
Port St. Joe High School boys
varsity Tiger Shark basket-
ball team for their victory of
68-62 in the final four on
Monday night. This victory
will take them to the
State Championship
game to be played.
on Tuesday. .
SWay to go"
Our. congratula-
tions go out to the
1996-97 PSJ High
weightlifting team
for their 52-39 vic;'
tory over Marianna.
We are also very
proud of this year's
Shark baseball team for their
22-6 win over Apalachicola.
And-let's not forget to
recognize those Lady Sharks
hurlers for their big win of
23-2 in five innings over Car-

Today, March 7, is Teacher
Appreciation Day at Faith Chris-
tian School. The students will
make their teachers feel very spe-
cial during school hours, and in
the evening the teachers and
their spouses will gather together
for dinner and fellowship at the
home of Jackie and Bill Quarles.
This is an annual event and is en-
joyed by all.
Amy Goebert and Lennon
Thiel spent the weekend at Camp
Victory in Hacoda, Alabama at a
retreat for young campers. Amy

wahitchka State Bank; Secretarial
Services-Jeanne Faulkner, Haney
Vocational Technical; Retail Busi-
ness-Claude McGill, Gayfers De-
partment Store (Panama City);
Travel Agent-Phyllis Reppen, Far
Horizons (Panama City); Social
Work-Shella Danbar, Gulf County
ARC: Florida Division of Forestry-
Don Grahl and Mike Abbott; Flori-
da State Corrections-Ron McAn-
drew and staff: Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative-Ann Suber and Jim
Long: Newspaper and Print Me-
dia-Aaron Myers, F.S.U. Public
Broadcasting (Tallahassee).
Students in ninth Jrough
*- "rwelrfgr-aa--'selss teed- -various
career fields and were individual-
ly scheduled into classes for the
presentations of their choice. Ca-
reer Day was organized by Bill
Monks, guidance counselor at the
Career Day was featured on
WMBB-IV 13 with Tom Lewis
and Amy Hoyt.

The Herff Jones ring rep-
resentative will be at Port
St. Joe High School on
Thursday, March 7th from
5:30 until 8:30 p.m., and
again on'Friday morning,
March 8th, begin-
ning at 8:30 a.m.
The purpose of his
trip-this week is to
take class ring or-
ders from the
sophomores, jun-
iors and seniors.
Those meeting with
him are .asked to
remember to bring
your order forms
and a $50 deposit
toward your pur-
S chase..
Seniors- If you are inter-
ested in applying for a Ro-
tary Club scholarship, see
Mrs. Witten for the guide-
lines for qualifying. Qualifi-
ers must have at least a 2:5
grade point average.

ion's Tale
'News Column ,
Faith Christian School

was a counselor and Lennon, a
counselor-in-training (CIT). The,
next retreat, March 15-17, Is for
grades two through six. Camp
Victory also sponsors week-long:,
camps during the summer for
students of all ages. For more In-
formation, please call us at 229-
Students and friends are en-
couraged to bring in Pepsi Blue
caps, Campbell's Soup labels,
and the box top from General
Mills cereals. We also collect alu-
minum cans, Every little bit

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

1988 Toyota Corolla, 4 dr., 5 sp., a/c,
ps, pb, almost new tires, well main-
tained, $3,600. One owner. Itp 3/7
Chevrolet Cavalier, 2 door coupe, ps,
pb, ac, manual transmission, for loan
value. Hughey Williams, 639-2792.
2tp 3/7
1993 Ford Taurus, 80,000 miles,
looks 'good, runs good, $1,000 and
takes over payments. Auto, am/fm
cassette, air cond., new tires, less
than 200 miles on new tires. 227-
3711. 2tc 2/29

1/2 ownership of Pizza Kitchen, locat-
ed in Wewa. For more information
please call Don 639-3721.
SG. /17

For Rent or Sale: 4 bedroom, fire-
place, 5 acres with barn, terms availa-
ble. 639-5433 or 423-428-4505.
2tc 3/7
House on Business/Vacant Car
Wash, 41st St., Mexico Beach, 648-
3090. 4tp 3/7
1,500 s.f. metal building and approx.
1/2 acre enclosed by chain link fence,
Located in Jones Homestead. Call Bil-
lyCarr 227-2020. tfic 3/7
,=-; 227-2020.

One bedroom cottage for rent, center
of town, 227-3333. 2tc 3/7
Facing Gulf with roof deck on U. S.
98, Pine St on St. Joe Beach..Brick
house, unfurn., with cen. h&a, huge
living room with fireplace, 2 bdrm., 1
1/2 baths, din. rm., kitchen, carport,
laundry/storage rm., no .pets. $400
month. Available April 1. Call current
tenant at 647-3332, or owner, 1-904-
385-2620 who will be at house Friday
to Sunday. 2tc 3/7
2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home, par-
tial furn., $250 month, $200 deposit.
2042 Trout Ave., Highland View. 647-
3264. tfc 3/7
Large 3 bedroom downstairs. apart-
ment, new rug & vinyl throughout, all
Just painted. Laundry rm. and eat-in
kitchen, $330 month, $330 security
plus utilities. No pets. 227-3511 for
appointment. tfc 2/29
Furnished apartment for rent, 2 bed-
room, 1 bath, Beacon Hill. Ocean
view, 904-647-8697 or 615-889-1713.
3tp 2/22
2 bedroom furnished trailer in High-
land View. Call 227-1260. tfc 3/7
,BAYOU STORAGE, units for rental
High and Dry after Opal. Located on
Hwy. C-30 next to Todd Land Devel-
opment. Call 229-8397 or 227-2191.
No need for wet cadets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St. Joe Furni-.
ture, 227-1251. tfc 3/7,

MOSS' CREEK APTS., 904/639-
2722. 1 & 2 bedroom apartments lo-
cated 200 Amy Circle, Wewahlcchka.
FL. Rent starts at $275. Cen. air &
heat, blinds, carpeting, stove, refrig.
Equal Housing Opportunity. Hearing
impaired number 904-472-3952.
tfc 3/7
The Phantry Hotel, Rooms Private
baths. Daily ,or weekly rates. 302 Reld
Ave.. Port St. Joe, 229-9000. tfc 3/7
Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tapper
Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable hous-
ing for the elderly and the handi-
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., handicapped equip-
ped apts., available. Stove & refrig.
furn., fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.,
on-site manager.
Equal Opportunity Housing Com-
plex. Rent is based on income.
This .complex is funded by the Farm-
ers Home Administration and man-
iaged by Advisors Realty,.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
tfc 3/7
PINE RIDGE APTS., (904) 227-7451.
Rents starting at $245.00 per mo. Af-
fordable Living for low to middle in-
come families. Featuring 1, 2 & 3
bedroom apts. with cen. h&a, energy
;saving appliances, patios &: outside
storage. For hearing impaired. call
(904) 472-3952. Equal Housing Op-
portunity. tfc 3/7

* Large '2 bdrm. house, stove & re-
frig., cen. h&a, screen porch, car-
port & laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
., pets.
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
Sair, washer/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
tfe 3/7
Warehouses, small and large, some
With office,' suitable for small busi-
ness, 229-6200. : tfc'3/7

Sat., March 9, 8-12. Early birds okay
after 6 a.m. Rain cancels. 1621 Mon-
ument in apartment courtyard.
Yard Sale: at 213 Saunders Circle in
Ward Ridge from 7:00 a.mr till 11:00
a.m. on Saturday. March 9.
Yard Sale: Saturday, 708 Georgia
Ave., Mexico Beach, 8 a.m. until.

Yard Sale: March 8th. 8-12 CST,
,March 9th, 8-12 CST. Corner of 5th
St. & Cathey Lane, MexicoBeach.
Please'come look.

Estate/Yard Sale: Friday and Satur-
day, March 8 & 9, 8 a.m. 5 p.m.
CST. Bedrooms, dining rooms, glass-
ware, rugs, much more. 82 Hwy. 98,
Mexico Beach. Itc 3/7

Huge Yard Sale, Years of
accumulation of pic-
tures, books, tools, appli-
ances, household items,
collectibles and antiques.
Everything must 'go
8976 Hwy. 98, Beacon
Hill, Saturday and Sun-
day, 8 to 3 E.T.

Garage Sale: Friday and Saturday,
March 8-9. Chest freezer, misc. items.
518 Gilf Aire Dr.
: Porch Sale: Some good junk, some
bad junk, Saturday, March 9, 8 a.m.
until. 227 7th St.
Yard Sale: 3 families, Saturday,
March 9, 2005 Marvin Ave. Little girls
clothes, (infants to size 8), nice chil-
dren's toys and more. 8 a.m.


Captains, Mates, Engineers, ABs,
OSs, experienced Deckhands needed
for offshore oil industry. Competitive
salary, benefits, hitch schedules. Call
Maritime, 904-234-9900. 12te 3/7

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. Call Tom
Mays or Sandy Smock today 227-
1450, Hannon Realty, Inc. tfc 3/7
Taking applications for light duty me-
chanic with front end experience. Ap-
ply at Western Auto, 227-1105.
Stc 3/7
Need person for yard work, painting,
misc., etc. Call 229-6387. 2tc 3/7
Experienced, reliable licensed real es-
tate agent needed! Must be willing to
work as a team member. Honesty, re-
sponisibility and hard-work are a must
for this position. Send resume with
references to: Real Estate Agent, c/o
P. O. Box 308, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Itc -3/7
Taking applications for smiling faces
for 1996 season, transportation, and
phone a must. .El Governor Motel,
648-5757. 4tc 2/22
Top of the Gulf Restaurant, Mexico
Beach, now taking applications for all
positions. Apply Tuesday thru Friday
after 3 p.m. central time. tfc 3/7
People with Smiles wanted full 'or
part time, days or evenings for dining
room duties. Will train the right peo-
ple. Flexible hours. Apply in person,
222 Reld Ave., Port St. Joe, anytime
except 11 a.m. -2 p.m. tfc 2/29

House Cleaning Services, dependa-
ble woman with 8 years of experience
in housekeeping, with reliable referec-
nes and reasonable rates. Call 229-
6234. Itp

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

Call 229-6154

RC #o0038936
Specialzin in Reroofs .
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality is higher than price"
tfc 1/4

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

Residential Custom Wood
*Commercial Industrial

A 8 R Mechanical
Security Faei/ag
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 (904) 647-4047.


Engine Repair


CHILD CARE, reasonable rates, full
day or after school. Call 229-9429.

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.
tfc 3/7

Marjorie Parker
Surrogate Secretary
Typing, Manuscripts, Correspon-
'i nce;Gh'ost-Wn-ting, etc.-"
Call 904-229-6023
4tp 2/15

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

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

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

"Catering to All Your Lawn Service Needs"
Free Estimates
Call 229-6435 tfo4/6

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

"The Little 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
ER 0011618
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821

Old Fashioned Elbow Cleaning by
Dee. Local help to help you locals in
Port St Joe and the beaches. 647-
3157. 4tc2/15

.'z$ SiM'i

Central Air
Spring Tune-Up

GW Service-t...
or 904-229-3783

Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call 29-6326.
pd. thru April

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

"Caring for God's Creation"

Genesis Lawn Service
Free Estimates Honest Dependable
227-7406 tic2/,

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

C.J.'s Lawn,

Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach,
Port St. Joe & Wewahitchka
"I will work for YOU!" CLYDE SANFORD
Mexico Beach, FL
(904) 648-8492
r --------------------------|
SSt. Joe Rent-All, Inc. I
ISmall Engine Repairs
Factory Warranty Center

*\ -Tillers I
Chain Saws /
I Engine Sales

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

MAGNETICS, Why suffer? Call me.
Nikke Independent Distributor.
Sandy Mullis 904-647-8783.
Pressure Washing, Houses, Mobile
Homes, Residential, Commercial..
639-3028. 4tc 2/29

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

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

29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
t, c4/6

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

4476 Hwy. 98, #3
Port St. Joe, FL 32456


,\ Residential
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
Flea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment/
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
Serving GullCo. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections

Port St. Joe Lodge No. 111-
Reg. Stated Communication
1st and 3rd Thursday of each,
month, 8:00 p.m., Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave.
Robert Redmon, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.
Ist & 3rd weeks -Dec.


Pesnlzdsi aepo

ULcense No.Ro00o33177
-- "' -
Foundation Piling Crane Rental
Post Office Box 624 Telephone (904) 229-6411
Port St: Joe, FL 32457 Mobile (904) 227-6284

Land Clearing Road Building
Stump Pulling Bush Hogging \
Rootraking Fish Ponds


Excavation -

955 SR 381 .Terry L. Brock
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Phone (904) 639-3829

NT X Microsystems
Computer Sales & Software Network Services
Custom Software Consulting System Integration
Full Service Vendor On-Site Service
Our motto is "Service First"
(904) 647-3339 or 227-6590

Licensed Dealer

tfc 1/4

Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
Free Estimates and Design
Allen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair

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. O. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 tci/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 12/1i

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Bartender needed, Hwy. 71 and Hwy.
_386, Marie's Corner Bar. Apply in per-
i son, open at 11a.m. tfc 2/1

SLOOKING for mature individual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
ica Financial Services. Take charge
;and manage a portion of our multi-
Sfaceted business. We offer high com-
mission income potential, flexible
Hours, many other pluses. Could start
part time. For interview, call today.
S648-8565. tfc 2/1

POSTAL JOBS Start $12.08/hr. For
Sexam and application info call (219)
'769-8301 ext FL 515,. 9 am. 9 p.m.
Sun.-Fri. 4tp 2/29

POSTAL JOBS, Port St. Joe Area.
3,$12.68/hr to start, plus benefits. Car-
'ihers, sorters, clerks, computer train-
ees. For an application and exam in-
"formation, call 1-800-819-5916, ext
;2334, 9 am to 9 pm, 7 days. 2tp 3/7

TION 20 hrs. week to be located in
p the Gulf/Franklin County area. Travel is
required for the Gulf and Franklin
SCounty areas. A high school diploma
and 2 yrs of experience working w/
youth. College course work or vocation-
al/technical training in the areas ofso-
cial services or criminal justice may sub-
stitute at an equivalent rate for the
Required experience. Salary is $6.06 an
Hour. For a University of West Florida
application, call Karen McCurley (904)
488-5821. Please submit UWF applica-
tion and resume to: Ms. Becky Walker,
SUniversity of West Florida, Human Re-
sources, Bldg. 20E Room 117, 11000
SUniversity Pkwy, Pensacola; FL 32514-
5780. Application deadline Is March 14,
1996. The University of West Florida is
an EO/Access/AA employer..

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;Craftsman chipper/spreader, 5 hp,
.good condition, $195.648-5489.

A pair of tickets for March 16, 17 for
.the Gator nationals, paid 8150, ask-
ing $150. 229-6720 after 5 p.m.

.Used Furniture, Antiques, Glassware,
::and Much More. Big Barn Flea Mar-
: ket & Antiques. We Buy & Sell, 412
:Monument Ave.

S.Priscilla curtains, new and used, sizes
.100"x84", natural, mauve, and blue
>colors. Call Melody Nelson, 647-5688.

Used only 4 months: Solar pool cover
'w/roller 16'x32', $65; auto. sand filter
& programmable pump with attach-
' ments, 16'x32' above ground pool,
S150. Call 229-1065. Ice 3/7

Matching blue sleeper sofa, loveseat
with center and side glass top tables,
$350. Old solid oak table, $150, triple
dresser, mirror & 2 end tables, $250.
Mexico Beach, 648-8637.

.Eight wooden dining chairs, with
black vinyl seats, $10 each. Call 229-
6343 after 6:00 or 227-3412.

Bantam chickens for sale. Call 639-

Royal cash register with counter,
$130. Call after 6:00, 647-3496.

Four used tires 205R15, good tread,
all four for $20. 1/2 hp well pump,
used one season, $50; new Leisure-
Matic bed, head and foot automatic
adjustable, message unit, not a hos-
pital bed. Cost new $1,300, sell for
$500. For more information call 229-
6858. 2tp 3/7

Two John Deere tractors w/
hydraulics, one 20/40, one 20/50,
639-5810 day, 639-5073 after 5 p.m.
tfc 2/29

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 3/7

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

AKC reg. poodles. Two apricots, One
black, one silver, 904-785-5332, leave
message. 2tp 3/7

Dwarf rabbit and food, $25. Call 647-
3832. Itp 3/7

oldest & most reliable treatment for
SEVERE skin diseases on dogs &
horses. Contains NO Benzyl Benzoatel
& GARDEN, 229-2727. 4tc 3/7

Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
tfc 3/7

your home pet sitting by Joey and
Marie Romanelll, 229-1065.

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2109 Palm Blvd. $82,500

3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Land: 1 1/2 lots
SPECIAL FEATURES: One story block rambler with in-
ground pool, auto. filtering system, special hurricane
protection awnings, thermal windows, ex. Ig. family
room, central heat and air. Price includes range, dish-
washer, carpet and blinds.

For Sale by Owner: 3 bdrm., I ba.
block and brick home, all new carpet,
new stove & side-by-side refrig.
$65,000. Call for appt. 227-3269.
tfc 3/7

1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with sep-
tic tank & well. $2,5000 down,
$132.16 mo. Call Geroge, 229-6031.

Exclusive home and 200 acre cattle
operation, Chambers County, Ala-
bama. $750,000. Country and Com-
mercial Properties. Arthur Norred,
334-745-6673. 8tp 2/22

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

The Boardwalk, Cape San Blas, 3
bdrm., 2 ba. house, loft, 3 decks.
647-3828. 8tp 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: 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 3/7

Golf course lot for sale at St. Joseph
Bay Country Club. $35,000. Call 647-
8317. 6tc 2/1

Howard Creek: Murphy Rd., 3 bdrm.,
2 ba. 1,850 sq. ft., cen. h&a, fans,
carpet, fireplace, porches, double car-
port, vinyl & stone siding, plenty stor-
age. Come see, make offer. 827-1725
or 827-6855. tfc 3/7.

3 bdrm., w/ large walk-in closets, 2
ba., Ig. living w/separate dining area,
eat-in kitchen w/pantry. Front &
back decks on Ig. lot, $52,000 nego-
tiable. Call 647-8081. tfc 3/7

189 Barbara Dr. 3 bdrm., 2 ba., mod-
ular home, vinyl siding, cen. air. insu-
lated roof over, heat pump, garden
tub, ceiling fans, split bedrooms, re-
frig., stove, new tiles, deep well, nice
neighborhood, fenced yard. Call own-
er week days 227-1342 evenings and
weekends 904-874-2497, $48,000.
4tp 2/29

For Sale: Cape San Bias, 2 bdrm., 2
ba. house, steel roof on 1/2 acre lot
Joining St. Joe State Park property on
bay side, $63,000. Call 229-2740 or
227-2046 for appt. tfc 3/7

Beacon Hill Lot, with Gulf Front-
age, 122' hwy., 130' deep. $99,500.
648-4648. tfc 3/7

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 3/7





Business for Sale: Phantry Building
and extra lot. Income producing.
Three business units downstairs and
a manager's apartment, Four hotel
rooms w/fidll baths upstairs. 24 cli-
mate-controlled mini-storage units
upstairs and down. Best location in
town for detail outlets. Call 1-800-
800-9894. tLe 3/7

1/2 acre lot with septic tank, $9,500.
Overstreet Road. Owner financing,
227-2020, ask for Billy. tfc 3/7

LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 3/7

For sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'x 16 with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'xl6'
until. shed. By appt. only.' 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. tfc 3/7



B & B PROPERTIES of Gulf Co., Inc.

(904) 227-1892 or (800) 261-1892

SPORT ST. JOE, 602 17th Street. 3 BR/1.5 BA on 3.5 lots w/large detached workshop. Just $118,000.
PORT ST. JOE, 2027 Marvin Avenue. 2300 Sq. Ft. Beautiful, home with many custom features. $170,000.
PORT ST. JOE, 212 9th Street. Just renovated bay view home. A great buy at $38,000.
OVERSTREET, Intercoastal Waterway Frontage home in move in condition. Call for Features. $160,000.
OVERSTREET, Executive Country Estate. 3000 Sq. Ft. on 7.75 Acres. Spectacular! $250,000.
DEAD LAKES/BRYANT'S LANDING, 2+ Acres Waterfront at Bryant's Landing, boat launch,
restrooms, etc. Just $79,000.
DEAD LAKES/BRYANTS LANDING, Waterfront Campground/rental properties in prime area for
investor. $89,000.
CAPE SAN BLAS, GULF FRONT, 4 Bedroom/4 Bath beautiful home, could be great rental for investor.
CAPE SAN BLAS, 3 Bedroom/3 Bath lovely Gulf View home, move in condition. $130,000.
CAPE SAN BLAS, Gulf View 3 Bedroom/3 Bath, a great rental or second home at $110,000.
CAPE SAN BLAS, 3 Bedroom/2.5 Bath, Gulf Front in prime Cape area, Furnished. $140,000.
OVER 300' GULF FRONT, adjoins St. Joe State Park. Call Marie!

100' x Approx. 950' GULF FRONT, Heavy Vegetation, Owner Financing. $140,000.
TREASURE SHORES II, over 300'. Just $66,000.
2+ ACRES of GULF FRONT, near Boardwalk. $99,000.
LAST LOT, Silent Sands! Just $25,000!!!
300' BAY FRONTAGE, adjoins Rish Park. Call Marie.

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Public Notices

BID No. 9596-19
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 can be obtained at
Preble-Rish, Inc., 402 Reid Avenue. Port St Joe.
Florida 32456, (904) 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 the Notice to Proceed presented to
th 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 Tune, on March 12, 1996, at the Gulf
County Clerk of Court's Offide, 1000 Fifth Street.
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, and wrill 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 will 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.
IN RE: The license to practice land surveying and
mapping of
Donald F. Mowrey, Jr.
312 lola Street
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
S and
Post OfficeBox 838
Port St. Joe. Florida 32456-0838
CASE NO.: 92-13173
LICENSE: LS 0001999
PLACE: Formal Hearing
Gulf County Courthouse, Law Library
1000 5th Street; Highway 71,
Port St. Joe, Florida"
The Department of Business and Professional
Regulation has filed an Administrative Complaint
against you, a copy of which may be obtained by
contacting, Attorney Miriam S. ilkinson,.
Department of Business and Professional
Regulation, 1910 N. Monroe Srelt. Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-0782. 19040 488-0062.
if no contact has been made by you concerning the
above by April 4. 1996. the formal hearing will be
held on April 11, 1996 at 930 a.m. before the
Division of Administrative Hearings.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities
Act. Persons needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should contact the
Individual or agency sending notice not later than
seven days prior to the proceeding at the address
given on notice. Telephone: (9041 257-6097,
1-800 955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800 955-8770 (V. via
Florida Relay Service.
4tc, February 29. March 7. 14 and 21. 1996.
The City of Port St. Joe is accepting applications
for the following position'
Application and job description may be pickedup
and returned to the Municipal Building 305 Fifth
Street. unol March 8.
The City of Port St. Joe enforces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and Is an Equal
Opporunlty/Aflrmative Action Employer.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvls. City Clerk.
2tc. February 29 and March 7, 1996.
BIDNO. 9596-20
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County. Florida, will receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corporation interested in
providing to the County the following:
10.000 30.000 cubic yards of clay for
the County road paving projects.
Specifications can be obtained from the
Gulf County Chief Administrator's
Office at the Gulf County Courthouse.
o(904) 229-6111.
Delleery date must be specified.
Lquidated damages for failure to deliver unit on
specified date will be set at 525.00 per day
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID. the DID NJlMBER. and what the
BID is for.
Bids will be received until 5:00 o'clock p.m.,
EST., March 12. at the Office of the Clerk of
Curuit Court. Gulf County Courthouse. 1000 Fifth
StreeL Port St Joe. Florida, 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
/6e Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
2tc, February 29 and March 7, 1996.
Representative of the Estate
of Horace Alien.
vs.ll CASE NO. 95.214-CC
unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors. and all other parties
claiming by, through, under or against
him or the estate and their respective
unknown assigns, successors in interest,
trustees and all claimants, persons or
Sparties, natural or corporate, or whose
exact legal status is unknown, claiming
under any of the above named or

Gulf view lot, Mexico Beach,
$32,500.00. 648-4648. tc 3/7

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

SALE, nice stucco 3 bdrm., 2
ba.; Lanai w/heated pool; gar-
:'age & storage bldg. $110,000.
206 Narvaez St.
tfc 3/7

Half acre lots for sale, Hwy. 386,
Overstreet, Creekview Subd., $500
down. $96.48 per month, 120
nionths. Call and leave message. 229-
6031. tfc 3/7

Consignments for upcoming AUC-
TION in old Port Theatre. Anything of
value. Call 229-9282.

Florida certified Senior Companion /
Caregiver seeking full time long-term
employment in Mexico Beach or Port
St: Joe area. Ambulatory only. No
live-in. Please call 904-575-6821, ref-
erences. 4tc 3/7

Want to Buy: Good used 14' wide 2
bedroom mobile home. Call 648-5162
after 6 p.m. 2tc 2/29

Seeking to rent land set up for mobile
home in Mexico Beach area. Owner
has 1995 Cavalier 16'x80'. Please call
904-575-6821, ask for Molly.
4tc 2/29

described Defendant or parties or claiming
to have any right, title or interest in and
to the lands hereinafter described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title on
the following described property In Gulf County,
Florida, to-wit:
Lot 17 and the East 27' of Lot 15 in Block
1009, of the City of Port St. Joe, Gulf
County, Florida, as per plat thereof on file
at th office of the Clerk of Court.
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it,
attorney, whose address is Post Office Box 98, Port
St Joe, Florida 32456, on or before March 28,
1996. and to file th original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or
Immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
DATED this 27th day of February. 1996.
BENNY C. LISTER Clerk of Court
By: /s/ Constance Redd, Deputy Clerk
4tc, February 29 and March 7. 14 and 21, 1996.
Gulf County Sheriffs Office is presently accepting
applications for part-time Correctional Officers ad
Communications Operators. Applications may be
obtained from the Gulf County Sheriffs Office
located at 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe.
2tc, February 29 and March 7, 1996.
BID NO. 9596-21
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida. will receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corporation interested in
providing the County with the following described
The Gulf County Board of Commissioners will
contract with a seafood consultant in order to
establish a seafood and aquaculture development
program for Gulf County. Applicants Interested in
apply for this position must have proven skills
in seafood market development, export/import
experience,, seafood & aquaculture product
development, coalition building among various'
user. groups and at least 5 years on-the-job
experience in grants programs or grants
management programs and submit at least three
(3) examples of contracted projects successfully
completed with an application of how they were
used by the seafood/aquaculture industry.
Applicant must be familiar with the activities and
process of the Florida Marine Fisheries
Commission, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery
Management Council and should have a total
understanding of the new U; S. Food and Drug
Administrations HACCP, fishery inspecuon plan
and its impact on the seafood and aquaculture
fishing Industries. Applicant should also
demonstrate experience in working with state and
federal rural economic development programs.
Qualified applicants should submit their resume
and application to I
Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gulf County Courthouse
1000 Fifth Street
Port St. Joe. Florida 32456
Delivery Date must, be specified. Liquidated
damages for failure to deliver on specified date will
be set at $25.00 per day. The deadline for
application will be 5:00 P.M.. Eastern Standard
Tine. March 12. 1996. Please indicate on the
envelope that this Is a Sealed Bid, the Bid
Number. and what the bid is for Consultnt fee to
be negodated by the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners. The Board reserves the right to
reject ary and all bids.
/s/ Bi'y E Traylor. Chauiran
2tc, February 29 and March 7, 1996.

Notice of Public Intent to Request
a Removal of Environmental Conditions
Date of Publication: Thursday, March 7, 1996
(Date 1)
Recipient: City of Port St Joe Phone
Address: P. O. Box 278 Number
305 Fifth Street 904-229-8261
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
On or about March 18, 1996 the above-named
recipient of federal funds will request the Florida
Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to remove
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
Project Title/Name: CDBG Commercial
Revitalization Grant No.
Purpose or Nature of the Project:
Infrastructure improvements in central
business district, including the following,
with estimated costs: street resurfacing.
$183,000; sidewalks and pedestrian mals,
$316,000: relocation of downtown utilities,
$33,000; flood anddrainage (replacement of
existing infrastructure downtown), $205,000.
Location: Vicinity of Reid Avenue in central
business district.
Census Tract: 9602
Estimated Cost: $854,410.00
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 request.
The recipient will undertake the project described I
above with Block Grant funds from the State of
Florida and the U. S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development (HUD), under Title 1 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
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 the. 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 Officer.
(b) The City has failed to make one of the two
findings pursuant to Section 58.41 or to make the
written determination decision required by
sections 58.47, 58.53 or 58.64 for the project as
(c) No opportunity was given to the Advisory
Council on Historic Preservation or Its Executive
Director to review the effect of the project on a
property 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. Part 800.
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, 2740'
Centerview Drive, Tallahassee, Florida
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 April 4, 1996 will be considered by
the State.
Frank Pate Jr. City of Port St. Joe
Name of Certifying Officer P. O. Box 278

Itc, March 7,. 1996.

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6 bedrooms, 4 baths. Land: 1/2 acre
SPECIAL FEATURES: Remodeled like now, thermal windows,
new roof, ceiling fans throughout, intercom system, fireplace,
master bedroom downstairs with private bath and sitting
room. Price includes range, dishwasher, carpel, blinds, ceiling

305 Flfth Street
Port St. Joe,
Florida 32457




287 Plantation Drive $109,900


3 bedrooms, 2 baths Land: 1/2 acre PORT ST. JOE
SPECIAL FEATURES: Contemporary home in prestigious neigh- 2 7 1
borhood only 3 yrs. old Top of the ine appliances, custom light-
ing, private master suite, heat pump, attached 2 car garage,
fireplace, and many extras! Pnce includes reing./freezer, trash SANDY SMOCK
compactor, wall oven, bull-mn microwave, range top, water soften-
er system, blinds, ceiling fans

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

1i I B Unbelievable home
'.: .w/over 224' fronting St.
w Joseph's Bay Country
S r '. .. Club in one of the area's
-10" most 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 morel Only 3 years young. By appt. only. Price, $267,500.00. Call Jay Rish today
for a showing or for additional information.
NEW LISTING, 324 Atlantic St., St. Joe Beach: Very well kept 1978 24'x48' dou-
blewide 2 bdrm., 1 ba., completely furnished, appliances, W/D hookup, new roof over
cemented down for stability, new elec. ch&a, new bathtub, new drainfield for septic sys-
tem, lots of closet space, inside laundry, rear 48'x12' screened porch, yard well, Call
Brenda Miller for an appointment. Price $45,900.00.
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.
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.
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