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 14, 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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1508 HWy 431-5



USPS 518-880


Sheriffs Dept.

Takes to the Sky

In A Whirlybird
Gulf County is the proud owner of a Bell OH-58 helicopter,
according.to Gulf County Shetiff Frank McKelthen. He told the
Gulf County Commissioners Tuesday evening that the hell-
copter, valued between $150.000 an $200.000, was given to
the county by the
Mdrion County Sheriffs
Department, along with a NPW *I
non-flyable helicopter .W
of the same model. 'It- r Co..
is valued at $50,000 -
S-- I __ 1 oo $100,000.
In explaining the gift, McKeithen said members of the
Marion County Sheriffs office who assisted In the post
Hurricane Opal activities in Gulf County fell in love with the
area and were offering their help--"kind of like a big brother".
The recently rebuilt helicopter will be used for search and
rescue operations and marijuana eradication on a one-year
trial basis. The program will be evaluated after the trial and a
decision made at that time whether to continue it.
The Commission agreed to put $10,000 into the sheriff's
budget to help pay for the operation of the helicopter and to
allow the helicopter to use the land on the south side of the
courthouse property as a heliport.
Sheriff McKelthen said qualified pilots would be hired on a
part-time "as needed" basis to fly the helicopter for the sher-
iffs department. He added, "I already have a list of about 10
pilots that have shown an interest in flying for us".

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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1996 Plus 20 Tax ...

Olympic Torch Will Pass Through Gulf County Sat.

Gulf County will be able to witness part of the Olympic process as the
1996 Olympic Torch Relay will pass through the northern end of the
county this Saturday.
The Dothan. Alabama to Tallahassee leg of the relay will begin in
Dothan Saturday morning at 7:00 CST and proceed south on U.S. 231 to
Panama City, and then east on SR.22 to Wewahitchka. It is expected to
arrive in Wewahitchka at the Intersection of Highways 22 and 71 some-

where around 4:17 CST Saturday afternoon, and will proceed north on
Hwy. 71.

Florida, as a neighboring state of host Atlanta. Georgia. will be home
to numerous pre-trial events throughout the state. Runners in the event
were selected by the Atlantic Committee of Olympic Games. Atlanta will
be the official site of the 1996 Olympic Games to be held this summer.

No More Beach Driving

DEP Wcints to Shut Down Area Between Cape and Tip of the

Peninsula to Operation of Motor Vehicles; Hearing March 29th

Scarcely more .than a month
ago representatives of 'the
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) pledged to enter
into a new era of cooperation and
partnership with county and city
elected officials and representa-
Well, according to the report
Commissioner Warren Yeager
gave to the board during
Tuesday's regular meeting, the
honeymoon must be over.
DEP has notified the county
for their intent to stop beach dri-
ving from the tip of the cape to the
tip of the point of St. Joseph's
Peninsula. The notification came.
in the form of proposed changes

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DER is proposing the closure of a large vehicular traffic because of heavy damage
portion of these beaches in Gu(f County to from hurricane Opal lastfall.
portion of these beaches in Gu[ County to flrom hurricane Opal last fall.

' in their Aquatic Preserve
Management Plan for St. Joseph
SBay. The report states erosion to
the beaches, caused by Hurricane
Opil, makes the move necessary
to protect turtle nesting grounds
Sand dune lines along the peninsu-
The report also points out the
,"Stump Hole" area of beach Is
Impassable since the hurricane,
adding that the "Stump Hole" is
the only point of entry for vehicu-
lar access to the sections of beach
north' of that area.
Public Hearing March 29th
Yeager told the board that
DEP will conduct a public hearing
on the proposed changes in the
CommissioriMeeting Room at the
,couhthougs complex March 29th,
at 7:00 p.m.
'' If the proposal remains intact
thirugh!',the public hearing
Process, it will. go before the
Coyertnor and Cabinet later this
SA.ifErial approval before it
W i 6ui':b~ecome part of'the Aquatic
Pre.sfe Mahiagenient Plan.
Cfer i'ly the 'public's orily ',:'
giLj access 'to,use .the, secfln ,of
a e acf lh- '-t' oih;'alTi' thie
'peninsula, is'at the "Stump Hole".
The county is in the planning
stages of developing another
"walking. public" access area
north of the Stump Hole on a par-
cel of property, known as the
'Tucker Tract" which they recent-
ly acquired.
The DEP proposal does not
affect legal beach driving or the
three access points from Indian
Pass back to the southern tip of
the cape.
Recognizes Search & Rescue
"Gulf County is lucky to have
people like you," Gulf County
(See NO MORE on Page 3)

Classroom Times & Offering

. Changing Term to Two Semesters with Four Complete

Jimmy Williams
Williams Plans

to Enter

Sheriffs Race
Jimmy Williams announced
today that he will be a candidate
for Sheriff of Gulf County. Wil-
liams said he was encouraged
with the tremendous outpouring
of support and encouragement he
has received from the citizens of
the county to seek this office.
Williams was born and raised.
in Port St. Joe. He began his law
enforcement career in Gulf
County with the Sheriffs Auxil-
iary, while employed with the St.
Joe Paper Company. He joined
the Sheriffs office as a full time
employee in 1973, and while with
the office, he was selected to
serve as Chief Deputy. He was
later employed by the Mexico
Beach Police Department.
Williams' law enforcement ca-
Sreer continued when he was em-
ployed by the Franklin County
(See WILLIAMS on Page 6)

Subject Credits
Students In Gulf County
schools are still concentrating on
getting through the current
school year, successfully, but the
school board is already thinking
about next school term.
At a delayed meeting of the
board Thursday morning, the
board began to fine tune its pro-
gram which will be introduced at
the next term, which will include
a slightly longer school day, but
will also increase the number of
subjects a student can take.dur-
ing his four year high school ca-
-First of all, the school day
will be 15 to 18 minutes longer
when the 1996-97 session opens
this fall. Students will take four
subjects and complete the studies
on those subjects in a semester
as-opposed to a full school year
under the present system. "It will
-allow students to take eight cred-
its during a school year, rather
than the present six," Superinten-
dent Walter Wilder stated. "It will
also allow students to complete
32 credits during their high
school career and may eventually
increase the graduation require-
ments to reflect the increased
availability of school credits."
Wilder said this new expand-
ed schedule will be initiated this
Thie Gulf County Board
agreed to allow the Panhandle
Area Educational Consortium to
construct a 400-foot-tall televi-
sion sending and receiving anten-

Available for Study Ir
na tower on the Wewahltchka
Elementary School campus at
their [PAEC's] own expense.
The board will sign a lease to
that effect, allowing the consor-
tium to construct and operate the
The Installation is being
erected to serve the Gulf County
District, Franklin and portions of
Liberty counties. PAEC will own
the tower, using it to transmit
and receive television signals
from the schools throughout the
member counties, connecting
them to the Florida Education
The Board also signed an En-
Sergy Efficiency Program contract
with PAEC which will provide
matching funds, allowing the
board to economically plan for a
different heating and cooling sys-
tem in the proposed renovation of
the Port St. Joe Elementary
School building, resulting in -a
savings in energy consumption
and costs.
The district can receive up to
$85,000 in matching money for
an outlay of $10,000 in local
funds. The district has already
earned some of these matching
fund credits in energy savings
moves in other county schools.
Nathan Peters, Jr., came be-
fore the board, expressing two
concerns of his concerning aca-
demic matters in the system.
Peters requested the board to

Each Term
consider adopting an after school
assistance program, targeting "at
(See SCHOOLS on Page 6)

-r'is prectict maricer uwas a lonely p
the registered GGulf Vouh'tZ Republicans

lace Tuesaay as
stayed away in

Super Tuesday Is

Super Slow In Gulf

Dole Top Choice of 27.41% of Gulf
County Republican Voters

In what Supervisor of
Elections Cora Sue Robinson
dubbed as Super Slow Tuesday.
27.41% of Gulf County's
Republicans turned out Tuesday
in the Republican Presidential
Primary. Only 306 of Gulfs 1,116
Republicans In all 14 precincts
cast their ballot to select the pres-
idential candidate to receive
Florida's electoral votes.
Bob Dole, led all candidates
with 142 votes, followed by Pat
Buchanan's 105. Steve Forbes
received only 38 votes, with
Lamar Alexander getting 6. Alan
Keyes 7. and Bob Dornan and Phil
Gramm, one each.
For many years Gulf County
has been primarily a Democrat
county, but in recent years many

Wewa Takes Bids On

Garbage Collection

Set Late Fees for Utility Bills; Rules
for Use ofNew Lake Alice Park

The City of Wewahitchka has
combined their late fees charged
for utilities, in a new ordinance
introduced February 26 and
adopted after the final reading
Monday night. The entire City
Commission was in agreement for
adoption of the new charge
schedule as less confusing and
more inclusive than the old ordi-
The new ordnance will levy a
$10.00 late charge to residents or
commercial customers and will
include water, sewer or garbage
collection services. If a customer
is late making payment for one or
any combination of the utility ser-
vices, they will be levied an addi-
tional charge of $10.00. Utility
payment is considered as being
tardy if payment is received after
the 15th of the month.
Some residents do not receive
bills for some of the utility charg-
es, simply because they are not

serviced with some of the utilities.
In the future, however, if a cus-
tomer goes beyond the 15th of
the month without paying any
one or all of these three utilities,
he will be subject to the penalty.
The new late charge schedule
takes effect with the March bill-
With the contract for garbage
collection service with Argus Ser-
vices, Inc., expiring last Decem-
ber, the city has called for new
bids to continue contracting out
the service, as it has done for the
past few years.
ASI has been servicing the
city for a cost of $9.10 for once a
week collection for residential or
commercial customers, with a
$8.10 charge for senior citizens.
The new bid calls for once a
week service to households and
(See WEWA on Page 3).

have registered as Republicans,
with the beaches areas and
District Two In Wewahitchka hav-
ing the largest concentrations of
f -' !

Nixon to Seek

School Post

from Dist. 3
Michael T. Nixon would like
to announce his candidacy for
School Board Member from Dis-
trict 3. Michael has been a resi-
dent of Gulf County for 37 years.
He and his wife, Tonya, and their
two children presently reside in
White City.
Having two children in ele-
mentary school, he is concerned
about our educational system.
Michael wants to make himself
available to all the people of Gulf
County. He is very interested in
the well-being and future of our
children. Mtchael feels this'is a

great community to live in and
raise a family.
"Our best asset is our peo-
ple's willingness to work together
for our children," said Nixon.
He looks forward to working
closely with parents, children, ed-
ucators and non-instructional




77 -;nsuss swxasis c uRsn."q

Welcome Gift

SECURING A PLOT OF land to build on is not only a boon
for Gulf Coast Community College of Panama City, but is a
genuine well-spring of opportunity for the people of Port St.
Joe, as well. Only an active imagination can comprehend what
the college will mean to our community, and then that imagi-
natign will probably not be active enough to comprehend the
full spectrum of possibilities.
Gulf Coast College has meant more than just a little bit to
the growth of Panama City and it can mean just as much to
Gulf and Franklin Counties to have the college in our midst.
'To name just one benefit besides the obvious one of providing
advanced education for our people, is that it will provide a
center of advanced training for existing and future industries
IT HAS LONG been a dream of the college to construct a
branch campus here and long been a dream of Port St. Joe to
have them here.
Back when Dr. Richard Morley was president of the insti-
tution, he used to speak wistfully of being able to start up and
operate a campus here. That desire was echoed by the Gulf
County school administration, also. So, you see, it wasn't
from a lack of "want, to" that the college hasn't already estab-
lished a campus here, but instead, it was -due mostly to a lack
of a commodity called money.
We remember Dr. Morley even had a place selected to put
the building, but, of course, the location was changed when
those involved began to fish rather than cut bait.
WE BELIEVE GULF County has expressed a desire to have
the college as one of our citizens, rather than one of our
neighbors. :
For several years, now, the county has provided space for
numerous classes to, be held here. Our school buildings have
been available to GCCC and our facilities have been open to
their sports games, transportation and presentations. Our in-
terest has riot flagged for convenient, higher. education, nor
been, dimmed by the fact that it was 50 miles away. Each day
and: evening a steady stream of traffic, between here and
there, has kept Highway 98 hot.
We welcome Gulf Coast Community College to Port St. Joe,
and we laud the generosity of the administrators of the George
G. Tapper estate for making this opportunity for Port St. Joe
possible., :

WHILE WE'RE ON the subject of Gulf Coast Community
College locating a campus here in Port St. Joe, it's an oppor-
tune time to urge the inclusion of that parcel of land south of
Ward Ridge and north of Highway 98 in the City -Limits. Cer-
tainly it would be desirous to the college to locate inside the
city and would be the reason for that property to develop as
the college grows.
SIt shouldn't be forgottenithat the city needs the property to
grow on, either. A look around you will show anybody inter-
ested, that the reasonable priced lots are few and far between
Inside the present City Limits. .. ,, aiv, ..
Siret Ward Ridge was-annexed into.the city, that ar-eahlas
growh' like a prairie fire. Think what it will do with a college in
the vicinity.
OF COURSE, THE city should spread from the Gulf
County Canal on the north, to at least one section line beyond
the current eastern boundary of the city, to Highway 98 on
the south. That would square up the boundary line on all
sides rather than exist in the present hodge-podge which are
the boundaries at the present time. It would mean much to
the city and is eventually going to have to be included in our
boundaries, anyhow. It would be more simple and' far less
'trouble to do it now, rather than wait until we are forced to by,
reason of growth.:
s TAXES PLAY A PART in this decision and we know it's
easy for us to propose such an expansion, since we have no
property in this area to be effected by the designation. We be-
lieve, however, that if the ones whose responsibility it Is to
work out the details could do so if they tried, in a manner not
tq penalize the owners .of land presently lying vacant. Such a
move would.be the start of something big for Port St. Joe, the
new college campus and. the people who wish to come here,
but are kept away for want of property.
i It will come; this demand for extension of the City Limits.
It would be so much easier to do it now rather than be faced
with a "have to" situation in the r'ear future.

Li:' k

SHunker Down with Kes

by Kesley Colbert.

No, Minnie-"Thank .YOU!"

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I never actually thought Min-
nie Pearlwas all that funny .,
Maybe it was because grow-
ing up way out at the end of the
rural route I was well acquainted
with people like "Sister" and "Un-
cle Nabob". Old maids chasing af-
ter rich widowers, was near 'bout
a sport back in our neck of the
woods. And "howdy" was. a seri-,
ous greeting with which we met
friend and newcomer alike.
I was partial to Rod Brasfield.
back in those days. I even
thought his hometown of Hohen-
wald sounded funnier than her'
Grinders Switch. Dad loved 'emi
both We'd gather ground that old
stand up Zenith he was so proud
of, "Boys, this radio is' so good:
we're getting the Grand Ol',Oprty
a week ahead of time," and'kiew.
to speak not a word while Mirnie

"chased after her latest feller."
IVe seen my fairly unemotional
Dad slap his knee and roar with
. laughter at one of Minnie's esca-
pades. Mother would often re-
mhind us, "Her real name is Sarah
Ophelia," which just happened to
be the same as Mom's.
I didn't grow up a Minnie
.Pearl fan.
SI once heard her on 'a record
talking about the late Hank Wil-
liams-his goodness, his kind-
ness, his love for music, his love
for people and his one big weak-
ness-the bottle. It was a deep,
introspective, fair but tough inter-
view without a hint of hayseed's
or howdee's in it. There may be
more to Minnie Pearl than meets
0 the eye .. '
The summer of 1968, in one
of those blind luck deals, found
me working at the world famous
Grand Ole Opry. I used to hang
around back stage just' to im-
press my brothers.
"Hello, son."
"I, uh, I, uh-," I never even
crossed my mind to say howdy,

"uh-uh-Miss Pearl!"
"Minnie is fne, you do not ex-
actly look like our typical back-
stage stand arounder." There was
no twang, no downhome wisp in
her voice. And she didn't flop-
she eased gracefully without fan-
fare into the seat beside me.
"No ma'am. I don't sing a
"That is refreshing. College?"
"Yes ma'am, The University of
the South."
"The Mountain, aye yes,. a
great school and tradition. Yeah,
Sewanee's Right!' What is your
Amazinigl She knew the local,
term foirthe university, our only
cheer and she didn't incorrectly,
as most db, say what are you ma-
joring in. This lady was smarter
than she looked under that ridic-
ulous straw hat with the 1.98
cents price tag stuck on the side..
She talked so proudly of the
fine universities in Nashville: She.
felt they were among the finest-in
the nation. "Education is the key.
You are at the most important

stage of your life right nowl Cher-
Ish It. Savor it. Learn. Do not let a
moment, a thought, a personal
relationship or a concept of any
kind 'get by you' during this won-
derful time. Catch it all-and
when the time comes, give backl:
I was surprised to find out
she'd graduated from one of those
fine schools. But I didn't learn
until years later.about the gifts-
the money she had so liberally
donated to so many of those uni-
versities during and after her rise
to fame. Minnie Pearl. put her
money where her mouth was ...

."Minnie. it's time." Hal Dur-
ham rudely interrupted tis. I
hadn't told her yet. that Mother
.was also a Sarah Ophellal
"And now, direct from Grind-
ers Switch," Roy Acuff was on
"Good luck, Kesley. Thank
you for sharing y6ur time with
"--Cousinnn MINNIE PEARL!".
"HIOWDEEEE, I'm just so.
(See KESLEY on Page 3)

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Putting Your Money

WITH SO MANY things hap-
pening last week and so much
sensational news to digest, you
perhaps skimmed over the sug-
gestions and proposals which
took place at the City Commis-
sion meeting last Tuesday.
The suggestions could:' dra-
matically increase our already
substantial park facilities in Port
St, Joe. This city already has
more facilities than most cities
our size, but more are being con-
sidered and planned for our bene-
fit and use.
A recent survey of a cross
section of the town's citizens re-
vealedthat the number one con-
cern of a majority .of those
quizzed was a place for the young
people to go to enjoy themselves,
have a little recreation, occupy
their spare time.
It was also suggested the eld-
erly people needed some place to
unwind and commune with na-
ture in a relaxing, wholesome and
enjoyable atmosphere; an elderly
citizens park, if you please. '


f By Wesley Ramsey

the opportunity to demonstrate
just how important these obvi-
ously desired enhancements to
our city are to us. Will we be will-
ing to pay for them?
Everything we place on our
"want list" eventually comes down
to. this. We say "eventually," but
actually it must come down to the
answer to this question before we
can even start serious planning.
Are we willing to pay for it? Are
we willing to pay an additional fee
on our utility franchises to pro-
vide the necessary funds as May-
or Frank Pate has suggested?
I agree with the Mayor that

we must raise the mor
where. The method or
by which we part with t
sary funds are almost in
so long as they are su

Where You

Let's all have our eyes open'
UI and not expect even these much-
Sdesired improvements free of
In the past, when we desired
something for our children or for
Sthe people of. Port :St.' Joe, we
Shave provided the money, freely,
willingly. If it was to benefit peo-
ple, we have been all for it. That's
aey some- why we already have a number of
methods fine parks and playgrounds in
he neces- our city. I might add, well used
material, parks and playgrounds:
fflclent lto

do the job properly and are not a
burden on just one or two seg-
ments of society.

would be a tax we citizens would
have to pay. It is a genuine tax,
no matter what it is called. Every-
body should know that going in.
It will take this source of rev-
enue to have what we have said
we want in our town., ;

WITH THAT SAID and out of
Sthe way; with you being warned it.
,will cost money, we feel we can
" proceed to endorse these plans to
:provide for the recreation of our
people and our neighbors. They
enjoy our facilities just as much
Sas we do.
First, the recreation complex'
and center for our children have
"long been a desire of many people
here. We have made an effort to

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provide these facilities with a hur-
cullean effort at providing top-
notch youth baseball and softball
facilities throughout the city.
Some, adult guidance has also
been arranged for by our city gov-
ernment. We have a program
which we can be proud of-equal
to most larger cities throughout
the Panhandle.
We paid for these with our
tax dollars, too.
I remember back in "Pioneer
days" when I was in high school,
the yearning of every youth, even
back then, was for a youth center
and a bona-flde recreation pro-
gram. It was almost like wishing
for Christmas in July.
The construction of the Stac
House partially met the need for
several years, but it is becoming
inadequate now. It cost tax mon-
ey, too, which the community

THE MADDOX property, on
the shores of St. Joseph Bay, was
a valuable -gift to the city by the

state of Florida. It would be a
shame to see that piece of proper-
ty under-utilized by our people,
and recreation purposes is one of
the things the city is allowed to
use the property for.
It would be almost a crime to :
see anything else but a park, ;
such as has been suggested in
last week's. commission meeting,
be established there. The old
house, properly refurbished and
preserved, could be' such a fine
.centerpiece for this natural set-
ting, and a valuable headquarters
for'our Chamber of Commerce. It
would make such a powerful
statement about what manner of
city we have here on the shores of
St. Joseph Bay; the place where
the state of Florida was originat-
We have a lot of unrealized ':
history here. I think it's time we :;
spent the effort-and the money-:
-to properly identify it and pro-
vide the means for our entire pop-
ulace to enjoy what we have and
can have.

St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
March 15 4:38 a.m. L -0.3 7:23 p.m. H 1.2
March 16 5:22 a.m..L -0.1 8:36 p.m. H 1.1
March 17 5:55 a.m. L 0.1 9:55 p.m. H 0.9
March 18 6:04 a.m. L 0.3 11:49 a.m. H 0.4
3:07 p.m. L 0.3 11:25 p.m. H '0.7
March 19 5:34 a.m. L 0.4 11:01 a.m. H 0.6
5:39 p.m. L 0.3
March 20 1:44 .m. H 0.6 3:55 a.m. L 0.4
S11:09 a.m. H 0.8 7:28 p.m. L 0.1
March 21 11:38 a.m. H 0.9 9:00 p.m. L 0.0-

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No Beach
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-Commission : Chairman Billy
'Iaylor told representatives for
the Gulf; County Search and
Rescue present at' Tuesday's
meeting. -The .statement was
echoed by the-rest of the commis-
Traylor had asked members.
of the organization to attend the
meeting at which the commis-
sioners could publicly recognize
their service to the county. He
especially thanked them for their
recent efforts in the four day
search for a drowning victim oh
the Apalachicola River near
Wewahltchka. Citing the weather
and river conditions as being
almost unbearable, he noted that
the search and rescue unit was
there.beyond the call of duty.
Those present at the meeting
also applauded the rescue squad
in recognition of their efforts.
Aquaculture Consultant Hited
-Robert P. Jones and

Associates was hired by the coun-
ty as consultant/lobbyist to
explore the establishment of
aquaculture programs in Gulf
Gene Raffleld,. of Raffleld
Fisheries, approached the board
in February, requesting their
assistance to help local fishermen
investigate other avenues of
employment, within the fishing
industry, to replace jobs lost to
the county by the Florida Net Ban
Amendment which became law
July 1, 1995. The board agreed to
use. part of Gulf County's CDBG
revolving loan account to hire a
consultant. They ,made good on
that promise Tuesday evening.,
Several species of fish and sea
life are currently being raised and
marketed through the aquacul-
ture process, both nationally and
Internationally. The consultants
will be responsible for evaluating
what might be feasible and prof-
itable to produce in Gulf County
and will cross all the hurdles to
make that feasibility a possibility.
Larry Wells. Gulf County
Administrator, also told the board
he and Gulf County Chamber of

Commerce Director Tamara
Lane, had pre-applied for possi-
ble grant funds for an aquacul-
ture project in the county.
In Other Business
Agreed to write a letter to
Cong. Connie Mack requesting
his support in opposing the Corps
of Engineers dredging policy on
the Apalachicola River.
Heard from Mildred
Schofield concerning road condl-
tions on Creekview Drive in
Commissioner Michael
Hammond told the board Beacon
Hill Park was almost complete
and should be ready for dedica-
tilon ceremonies within a few
Chief Administrator Don
Butler reported to the board the
Northwest Florida Water
Management District Board is
currently looking Into dispersing
800.000 cubic yards of dredge
spoil sand from along the
Apalachicola River and he had
requested it for the county. He
added that some of the sand Is
compatible for beach renourish-



Gulf Forestry Camp work
crews began the Job of cleaning
out underbrush on the old
"Maddox property" at the west
end of Fourth Street in prepara-
tion to its being transformed
into a park.
The natural wooded sur-
roundings will be maintained as
much as possible but the three
acres will be equipped with rest
areas, picnic centers, cooking
grills and walking paths by the
city. The old Maddox home site
will be renovated into a head-
quarters site for the Chamber
of Commerce.
In the photo at right, offi-
cer Martin Gay and Sgt. Car-
malee McLemore, work crew su-
pervisors, show City Clerk
Pauline Pendarvis some of the
area already cleared out.

Commodity Distribution Is Slated
For Next Week On March 19 and 21

U.S.D.A. commodities will be
distributed in Gulf County on
March 19th apd 21st to those
who are eligible. Eligibility is
based on total household income
not in excess of the state-
established maximum percentage
S of the poverty line for the appro-
priate household size. Recipients
will receive two (2) months com-
modities.on these dates, therefore
it is very important that everyone
bring a bag or box.
The distribution will take
place in Port St. Joe and Wewa-
hitchka at the senior citizen's
buildings. The distribution in Port
St. Joe will be on Tuesday. March
19th from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00
p.m., E.S.T., and the distribution
in Wewahitchka will be on Thurs-
day, March 21st from 12:00 p.m.
until 2:00 p.m.. C.S.T.

Why Do We

Recipients must have a cur-
rent commodity card to receive
their commodities. There will be
no registration at the distribution
centers. If anyone has questions
concerning their eligibility, they
should call 229-9112, 639-5068.
or come by the Commodity Office
in the Gulf. County Courthouse
prior to these dates.-Wewahitch-
ka residents may come to the Old
Courthouse on Wednesday.
March 20th from 12:30 p.m. to
4:30 p.m., C.S.T.. to certify for
commodities. To certify or recerti-
fy you will need to bring proof of
income or food stamp papers.
"Acceptance and participa-
tion" in the program is the same
for everyone without regard to
race, color, national origin, age.
sex, or handicap.

Sheriff Collecting Old Drugs Guidance Board
To Meet Tuesday

"Operation Medicine Cabinet"
is a statewide drug education and
awareness program which has
been developed in concept by the
Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA)
Task Force. This operation Is tar-
geting the expired and/or unused
medication, either prescription or
over the counter, that is currently
being stored in households. The
main benefits of this -operation
are to prevent:
the potential for this medi-
cation to be taken from homes
through theft and sold illegally on
the streets in our communities:
the potential for this medi-
cation to be ingested accidentally;
the potential for this medi-
cation to be utilized beyond its
expiration date: or
the potential for this medi-

Lette rs.tohEi


"The Truth Is The Light" was a way of life for our ances- go.
(To Celebrate Black History) tors, then what are they to do? The Truth Is The Light..
Every February millions of Af- Do we acknowledge atrocities By: Ann Riley Fennell
rican Americans celebrate Black brought against blacks for ust 28
History Month by sharing their days? If ths is the case. then why Receive Pr mpt
views of Mhal thf ey.-i '{l f being wasn't' la"6ryi 'ield only i .Peb-
rcognized as qlop_.t"tIa'e, edicalHelp '
' suffered for hdtdred" 6f years And'to mike tilings 'air, eve-
through the cold winds of racism, ry month have a different nation- Dear Sir:
S justice, and degradation that ality to be bought and sold at I have been a visitor to the
are still very prevalent in our so- auction while the others "cele- Port St. Joe area for the past ten
city today. In light of this. is brated" their freedom. This way, years and have enjoyed the won-
there a reason to actually "cele- we could all feel what each other derful people here.
brate"? If one is not to rejoice has been through and truly begin In the early morning hours of
about days of old and how slavery to understand the severity of the Monday, February 26th, I had an
times in which we live. asthmatic attack and realized I

S (From Page 2)
proud to be here. But Roy, I lik-
en'ed to not a' made it-a good
looking young feller grabbed me
back stage a second ago and tried
, to kiss mel"
"My goodness. Minnie," Mr.
Acuff was always the straight
man, "What did you do?"
"I did what the good book
says. I turned the other cheek...
S. .and then I turned one of his-
and was aiming for the other one
when he broke loose .....
I take back that part about
her not being very funny. It takes
a special person indeed to come
among us and poke fun at us...
.. with no offense meant . .
nor taken. I know one thing,
twenty billion people over fifty
years can't be wrong.
S She was the real thing.
I was saddened to learn of
heri-passing. And naturally my
thoughts raced back to my five
minutes with her .. I was
young, but I got the message
No. 1 didn't grow up a Minnie
Pearl fan-but I'm going to die
one. She didn't win me over with
her laughter-she did it with her
sincerely, her genuineness and:
her class. .. .
Especially her class.
Most Respectfully.

Rd' M '" : ;, D.C

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

Po( t.Jo

Of course, like everyone else
this is just my opinion, and I
hope no one is offended by it.
Now more than ever African
Americans need to stick together
on issues that are killing our race
off more every day. While racism
is alive and well In America. we
cannot escape the fact that black
on black crimes are being carried
out more and more each day, and
we must realize that our ances-
tors did not die for us to be here
in this day and age killing one an-
other off as if it were nothing.
So to "celebrate" black histo-
ry for me Is to remind myself of
the many contributions African
Americans have bestowed upon
our great nation, however. I must
not forget how far we have come
as a people constantly faced with
controversy and always know
that however far we have come,
we still have a very long way to

was in an emergency situation.
My wife called Gulf Pines Hospital
and asked a doctor and wheel-
chair be standing.by on our arri-
val. I was met by an emergency
room nurse and Dr. Salmon who
handled my emergency in a most
competent manner and was ad-
mitted to the hospital.
I wish the people in this area
to know they have a good inter-
nist in Dr. Ivers and good respira-
tory therapists on duty at the
hospital at all times. I could not
have received better care from the
nurses and staff for which I am
My thanks go to Fr. Jerry
Huft. Saint James' Episcopal
Church and his members who
visited me and prayed for my re-
covery. We are indeed blessed to
have found a home away from"
home in Port St. Joe.
(Arnold) Tom Murray

one 1oof

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insurance with me and you're an excellent
driver, you could get a discount of up to
20 percent on a large portion of your car
insurance. To see how muchmoney you
cansave, stopbysoon.
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Phone 227-1133
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cation to be administered for ail-
ments other than those for which
it was intended.
The Drug Enforcement Ad-
ministration and HRS-Dlvislon of
Pharmacy has joined with FSA as
partners in this endeavor.
Disposal sites in the Gulf
County area include:
Monday, March 18-Pitts
Pharmacy, 218 Highway 71.
Wewahitchka, 12 noon until 4

--from Page 1
calls for a price for collection from
commercial users on a more fre-
quent basis.
Four bids were received by
the Commission at Monday
nights' meeting, with a special
meeting called for March 18 to re-
'view the bids in depth and con-
sider awarding the contract to
Perform collection services.
The four bids were received
flrom: Argus Services, Inc.,-the
present collector-Enviroclean
Systems. Inc, Family Refuse and
.Waste Management of Bay
.. o, ty .. ,. ... .. -.
SThe March 18 meeting will
determine whether the Commis-

Wednesday, March : 20-
Campbell's Drug Store, 528
Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, 12
noon until 4 p.m.
Friday. March 22-
Buzzett's Drug Store, 317 Wil-
liams Avenue, Port St. Joe, 12
noon until 4 p.m.
For more information call the
Gulf County Sheriffs Department
at 227-1115 and talk to Marty
Williams or Andrew Gainer.

sion elects to remain with ASI, or
award the service to another firm.
The board decided to come
up with a set of rules for behavior
while using the newly-built facili-
ties at Lake Alice Park, in the
heart of the city. The thinking of
the commission was that the
rules will head off any problem
behavior before it becomes a
problem. The rules are also de-
signed to protect the facilities
from any vandalism or mis-use.
Protecting the public who will be
using the park from any unpleas-
ant activities are also the basis of
the set of 10 requirements ad-
vanced by the board for adoption.
.:h-The-rules--will be posted at--
the. park and will include such
Items as: no alcoholic beverages.

The Board of Directors of the
Gulf County Guidance Clinic, will
hold their regularly scheduled
meeting on Tuesday, March 19 at
12:00 noon. The meeting will be
held at the Gulf County Guidance
Clinic. Inc. in Port St. Joe.
The board meets in Port SL
Joe at least once each year, at
which the regular college busi-
ness is transacted. George Duren,
Greg Johnson and Ralph Rober-
son are- members of the board
from Gulf County.

no animals, no overnight parking.
no dumping of garbage, no loud,
noise, no fires, no vehicles, etc.
*In other business matters,
Mayor Ray Dickens introduced a
letter he had received from Gulf
Correctional Institute, expressing
appreciation for the city's dona-
tion of $750.00 towards their
'Toys for Tots" program.
The commission also received
a letter from Cablevislon outlining
a new, increased, rate for the
cable TV service. The letter sug-
gested the rates face an increase
of 12c for basic service rate and
50 for the family cable rate.
According to the Je~er from
Cablevision, advising of ,Fate
--'increase,"-the niew charge s5ced-
ule will take effect with the april



of Our New

Mexico Beach Branch

: L-...ocated at 1202 Highway 98

SThursday, March 28, 1996 and Friday, March 29,1996

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, March 28th,
Sat 9:00 a.m. CDT You are invited to attend
this special occasion with us.

: FREE Balloons for the Kids!!

On Friday, we will be serving hot dogs and refreshments
from 10:30 a.m. CDT until 3:00 p.m. CDT.
.Door prizes will be given away at 5:00 p.m. CDT

Please join us for the Grand Opening of our

Mexico Beach facility. DEPOsITS NSRED
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Citizens Federal Savings Bank




Spri 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.,

Tracy Diane Wood
Tony Ross Yowell. Jr.

To Wed
Tracy Diane Wood and Tony
Ross Yowell. Jr. would like to an-
nounce their wedding day for
March 23. The wedding will take
place at the Oak Grove Assembly
of God at 3:00 p.m.
Tracy is the daughter of Bud-
dy W. Wood of Apalachicola and
also the daughter of Sue and
Danny Taylor of Port St. Joe. She
. is the granddaughter of the late
Charles and Ada Wood of Vernon,
S Ruby Bell of Cottonwood, Ala-
bama, and the late Jake 'Whiten
of Cottonwood.
Tony. is the son of Sheila
Shiver of Eastpoint and Tony and
Phylis Yowell of Port St. Joe and
the grandson of Herbert and Eliz-
abeth Shiver of Eastpoint and
Stow and Betty Boyd of Port St.
Tracy is a 1995 graduate of
Port St. Joe Adult School.
Ross is a 1990 graduate of
Wewahitchka High School.
All family and friends are in-
vited to attend.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Ford, of
Port St. Joe, announce the en-
gagement of their granddaughter.
Sheridan Marie McNeel. to An-
drew Wayne Weaver. both of Tal-
lahassee. Andrew is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Plant and
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Weaver, all
of Tallahassee.
The bride-elect is a 1987
graduate of Godby High School in
Tallahassee and graduated in
1989 from Tampa Tech with an
associate degree in computer sci-
ence. She is presently employed
with the Department of Labor in
Her fiance graduated in 1983
from Godby High School and is
employed with Baker & Lee Con-
struction In Tallahassee.
A May 17th wedding in Wa-
Skulla Springs is planned by the

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-.
5848'. I

Garden Club To
Meet Today
Port St. Joe Garden Club will
have their March meeting Thurs-
day, March 14 at the Garden
Center on Eighth Street
The program, given by David
Whitfield, from the Physical Thir-
apy Department of- Gulf Pines
Hospital, will be on OH! My Ach-
ing Back!

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with photo
Jacklyn Brook Collinsworth
Jackie Is One!
Jacklyn Brook "Jackie" Col-
linsworth turned one year old on
March 1. She celebrated on
March 2 with a Disney Babies
party at Frank Pate Park.
Jackie is the daughter of
Jack and Karen Collinsworth of
St. Joe Beach. She is the grand-
daughter of Lonnie and Sandra
Moses of Apalachicola. Robert
and Brenda Hayes 'of Highland
View. the great-granddaughter of
Martha Moses of,'Apalachicola
and Jack Maynard of Port St.
Helping Jackie celebrate were
Brandon Price. Tyler Worley.
Paige Moses. Marcus Moses,
Chandler Moses. Frankle Rogers.
Christan Moses. Trish Davidson.
her parents, grandparents and
many of her aunts and uncles.

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-
Thursday and Friday. March 14th
and 15th from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
for the public's convenience.
Items that can be used by some-
one else will be accepted and very
much appreciated.

DAR Meeting
The St. Joseph Bay Chapter
NSDAR. will meet Wednesday.
March 20 at the Garden Center at
12:00 noon, EST. A program on
native Americans will be present-
ed. All members are urged to. at-

SVariety Nook
513 South Main Street Wewahitchka, Florida
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
o1 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CT Call 639-9070

New Gifts



Used Books

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

Library Friends Begin a New Year
With Plans for the Reading Public

To Wed

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Ward of
Port St. Joe are pleased to an-
nounce the upcoming marriage of
their daughter. Kandi Anita
Ward, to Michael "Bo" Rollins. Bo
Is the son of Karen Rollins of Pan-
Sama City.
Grandparents of the bride-
elect are Mr. and Mrs. Robert El-
lls of Flomaton, Alabama and
Wayne Ward of Jay.

The Friends of the Gulf
County Public Library initiated.a
new "Friends" year in February.
The Board of Directors who will
serve during the next biennium
are: Laura Geddle; President;
Lynda .Bordelon, Vice President;
Ann Tison, Secretary; Sheila
Mahlkov; Treasurer; Neff Cox, Di-
rector, and Joy Alles, Director.
They have made exciting new
plans and set many goals for the
corAing year. They include the
setting of regular. open board
meetings for the fourth Tuesday
each month to be held in the li-
brary meeting room at 5 p.m.,
They recognized the attractive
improvement that has taken
place in the approach and park-
ing area of the library and the ad-
dition of the explanatory plaques
for the early St. Joe railroad
wheels. They would like to extend
their thanks to the Gulf County
Commission and the Historical
Society for these.

Another attractive addition is
the new sign, giving library
hours, located at the main en-
trance to the courthouse ground
on Highway 71.
.Yearly fundraisers for the
group, have not been finalized,
but the Friends plan to support.
things that were begun last year,
such as adding more CD-ROMS
for the multi-computers. Under
consideration is emphasis on ad-
ditional materials including
books for the preschool and chil-
dren in their first year of school.
The Friends 1995 member-
ship drive was held last May.
During it. they received much
support for the known short-term
goals. The Friends are seeking to.
help provide people of all ages in
this area with an extra good edu-
cational and recreational center-
the public library. They continue.
to seek help in their efforts.

Grandparents of her fiance
include Florance Pritchard and
great-grandmother Roberta Prit-
chard, both of Panama City.
Kandi and Bo are both gradu-
ates of Port St. Joe High School.
The wedding will take place
on Friday, April 19 at 8:00 p.m.
at Howard Creek Baptist Church.
All friends and relatives are invit-
ed to share In this special occa-

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Interiors Etcetera
Furniture and Accessories
505 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe Phone 229-60!

In the' photo above from' left. are Mr. and Mrs. Jack Schmitt
and-Mr..-and Mrs.'JoecWhaley. L

Attend Georgia Hall Society Ball
St. Joe Beach residents Jack serve people, like himself, with
and Zebe Schmitt and Joe and polio.
Sylvia Whaley from Mexico Beach Today it is an internationally
recently attended the Georgia known rehabilitation center with
Hall Society Ball in Warm programs in all areas of disabili-
Springs. Georgia. The ball is held ty. Its most recently developed
as a fundraiser for the Roosevelt program, a state of the art thera-
Warm Springs Institute for Reha- peutic recreation complex, has
bilitatlon, founded by President been selected as the training site
Franklin Delano Roosevelt. to -for the Netherlands paralympic
Steam. Ms. Schmitt serves on the
board of directors for the Roose-
Stvelt Institute.


James Anthony Pate

Look Who's Two
James Anthony Pate. son of
Shannon and Jo Pate, celebrated
his second birthday with a small
family party on March 6.
Tony is the grandson of
James and Wanda Pate of St. Joe
Beach and Bill and Kay Braddock
of Morrill, Nebraska. He is the
great-grandson of Florence Brad-
dock and Nelda St. John, also of


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S Shirley andi Thomas Webb
Will Celebrate
50th Anniversary
Thomas and Shirley Webb
will be honored on their 50th
.wedding anniversary Saturday,
March 23 from 2 to 4 p.m..
E.S.T.. at the home of theii
daughter. Linda Whitfleld. She rie-
sides at 124 Turkey Avenue in
Howard Creek.
Thomas and Shirley were
married March 24, 1946 in Has-
tings. Nebraska. They have two
children. Linda Kay Whitfleld and
Mike Webb: three grandchildren,
George. Joyelle. and Channon.
Thomas is retired from St.
Joe Forest Products Company.
All friends and relatives of the
couple are invited to share in this
Joyous occasion. Dress for the oc-
casion will be casual.

Wewa Kinard 639-5176
S Wildlife. Check Our Stock for Spring
Planting Apple, Peach, Nectarine,
Plum, Japanese Persimmon, Pear,
Pecan, Pomegranate, Fig, Grape,
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Wewa Women Host District Festival

GFWC Florida Federation of
Women's Clubs District 2 mem-
bers enjoyed a day in Wewahitch-
ka recently when the Wewahitch-
ka Woman's Club hosted the
1996 District Arts & Crafts Festi-
val. The meeting and luncheon.
were held,at the First United
Methodist Church and the arts
and crafts were on display in the
fellowship hall at the First Baptist
Loucile Volk, District 2 Direc-
tor, chaired the'meeting. The de-
votional was given by Nell Rob-
erts, District Chaplain, from the
Chipley Woman's Club. Betty
Cudebec, President of the Wewa-
hitchka club gave the welcome
and the response was by Lois
Lawrence, President of the Wom-
en's Club of Panama City. Wewa-
hitchka club member, Dottie Tay-
lor, was the meeting chairman.
Mrs. Volk reviewed two-year
project reports submitted by the
individual clubs and district de-
partment chairmen reported in
the areas of art, conservation, ed-
ucation, home life, international
affairs and public affairs. This
was Loucile's last official district
meeting for the 1994-1995 .ad-
ministration. Carol Crisp, Presi-
dent of the GFWC Gulf Coast
Women's Club. was elected to'
serve as District 2 Director for the
1996-1998 administration.
The annual arts and crafts
contest is for district club mem-

Caroline's at ThRainbow Inn and
announce our exciting new menu feat
rubbed,, chargrilled steaks. In addition
unique combination of entrees week

FreshSnapper snalig
calico scallops in toligh
sauce,w sunare l
paw ;iedhi Boneele
Pan- ',marinatt
Crab ; -ie~ O b"

I oorl u Duckling "erved on a

' bdwild .' w95
GSef fresh aplb1, t n $ 6

Sresh Groupersauteed ienne 5.95
cheese. TopPed & tomatoes '
vegetables. pepP ers obeS
Ba ed ShrimP e.th utser 5i.
d famous, extra p I fr
c line stuffing and $ g
callrol lobster st taxid sauce *
Richard's ginger litie

Sushi style pan seared tuna $8.95
very popular 8.95
Thin sliced Grouper Sashimi over
ice w/ponzu sauce $6.95
- 1/2 Dozen Apalachicola Oysters '$4 5
marinated in Japaneseiponzu sauce $4.95
Blue crab claws sauteed with green
onions, mushrooms &,sherry. -
Topped with melted feta cheese $5.95

bers and is meant to encourage
their participation, as well as rec-
ognize their accomplishments. No
member may enter a category for
which she had earned $500 in
the previous year, so all entries
are by the hobbyist.
Six members from the Wewa-
hitchka club took home winning
ribbons. They were: first place in
the "Family Sewing-Women" cate-
gory, Ferol Greer, apron; "E.J."
Keller, driftwood and dried flower
arrangement; Sue deAbrieu, ma-
crame wall hanging; second
place, Tweeta Gaskin, lake scene
oil painting; Barbara Shirley-
Scott, "Nature's Treasure",catego-
ry, garden scene oil painting; Dot-
tie Taylor, Christmas table cen-
terpiece. Contest judges were
Judy Riviere, Jennie Merritt and
Lois Danley of Panama City,
Glenda Whiting of Port St. Joe,
and Stephanie Wade of Wewa-
All Wewahitchka club mem-
bers join their president, Betty
Cudebec, in extending a hearty
"Thank You" to the First United
Methodist Church and the First
Baptist Church for the use of
their facilities; Verna Mathes and
Pat Godwin for preparing and
serving a most delicious lunch;
Nicole Hall, a sixth grade student
from Wewahitchka .Elementary
School for her lyrical dance per-
formance; and Wewahitchka'
State Bank, Ramer's "Thing and

Such", Daisy Den, and South-
eastern Landscaping for furnish-
ing door prizes for this special
The 1997 District 2 Arts &
Crafts Festival will be held in
Marianna and hosted by the Mar-
lanna Women's Club.

We would like to express our
sincere thanks to everyone for all
the food, flowers, love and kind-
ness shown 'to us in the loss of
our beloved mama and granny,
Annie L. Alford. But mostly we
would like to thank everyone for
the prayers that were said during
her illness and after her passing.
May God bless you all.
Jimmy Alford and Family
LadiesAuxiliary To

Host Dinner Friday
The Ladies Auxiliary of'John
C. Gainous Post.#10069 will host'
a corned beef and cabbage dinner
on Friday, March 15 beginning at
6 p.m., E.S.T. at the post in High-
land View.
Donations for the meal are
$4.50. Those attending may eat-
in or carry out their dinner.

Ra'Queatha Latifah Bailey
Look Who's Two!
Ra'Queatha turned two on
Tuesday. March 12. She will cele-
brate this special day on Satur-
day, March 16 with a Pocahontas
Ra'Queatha is the grand-
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lee
Willams. Jr. and Mr. and Mrs.
Cleveland Bailey, Sr. and the
,.;.great-granddaughter-of Mr. and
Mrs. Claude Thomas. Sr.

Amazing Grace Holds
Ordination Services
Amazing Grace Apostolic
Church will be holding ordination
services on Sunday. March 17 at
12:00 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. for
Minister Calvin Freeman and
Minister Earl Best.
Both services will be conduct-
ed by Pastor Robert L. Lowery.

In the photo above, Joseph T. Manning, Chairman of the
Board of Tyndall Federal Credit Union, presents Christine Cain
with her CCUE designation on behalf of the National Credit Un-
ion Association.

PJ Native Receives Credit Union Honor

SChristine Cain, Branch Man-
ager of the Tyndall Federal Credit
Union, Port St. Joe branch, was
recently honored for her comple-
ton of the Certified Credit Union
Executive Program. The CCUE
designation is the hallmark of
professional achievement in the
credit union industry.
Mrs. Cain is among the first

Singing Jubilee
The New Life Christian Cen-
ter will be hosting a Singing Jubi-
'lee on Saturday, March 16 at
7:00 p.m. at the Union Hall on
Sixth Street in Port St. Joe.
Everyone is invited to attend
and join in on this festive occa-

Free Hearing Tests
For Seniors, Age 60+
There will be a representative
of the Beltone Hearing Center at
the Gulf County Senior Citizens
Center on Avenue D In Port St.
Joe on Friday, March 15 from
10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
He will be assisting anyone
age 60 or over who has hearing;
aids that need servicing, or any-
one who would like to have a
.hearing test.
SThis service is free for any-
one age 60 or over. Please ealt-'*
229-8466 for more information.

Wins WES Spelling Honors
On January 30, Lindsey Carter, a sixth grader at Wewahitch-
ka Elementary School, won the annual school wide spelling bee.
Lindsey is seen here accepting the Letha Rester Memorial
Spelling Bee Award and a check for $50 presented by Principal
Jerry Kelley. Lindsey is the daughter of Roy and Veronica Cart-
,Thank Everyone
We would like to take this op-
portunity to thank everyone for
Their prayers, cards, food, flow-
-ers, and words of kindness that
were shown during the loss of our
I son and brother. May God bless
Search of you.
u s ,I The Laurimore Family

three graduates of this program
for the Gulf Coast Chapter of the
Florida Credit Union League. Mrs.
Cain received additional recogni-
tion for graduating with high hon-
ors. The Tynidall Federal Credit
Union staff is very proud' of Ms.
Cain's outstanding accomplish-,

Clyde J. Sanford Celebrates
71st Birthday March 19th
Mr. Sanford was born NMarch 19, 1925 in
Dodge County, Rhine, Georgia. He
moved to Albany, Ga in 1935 where he
attended. public schools. H6 was
engaged in building, employed by A.
C Samford Gen. Contractor, Albany,
GA. He moved to Port St. Joe in 1957
where he accepted employment with
St. Joe Paper Co. Container Division.
'He retired from Container Div./ Was a
Horton machine operator and served
*as shop steward for a period of time.
He is a WWII vet., USMC, a member of
AmericanLegion Post 66, Panama City.
He is married to the former Alma'
Group of Fitzgerald, GA. Mr., and Mrs.
Sanford will celebrate their 41st wed-
ding anniversary April 9th. They reside
on Mexico Beach.:

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PSJ High Represented Well at Chipola Science Fair

Students Bring Home a First, a Second and Two Special Awards

Port St. Joe High School stu-
dents had a good two days last

week at the Chipola Regional Sci-
ence and Engineering Fair in

Marianna. Out of the eleven pro-
jects taken. Port St. Joe High

Shown seated in the photo above, from left, are Seth Campbell, Brett Lowry, Jon Stripling, Jim-
my Kennedy, and Roger Evans. Standing, from left, are Tommie Richter, Kathryn Damron, Rachel
McCroan, Tracey Fitzgerald, Katrina Maestri, and John Rainwater (teacher). Samantha Ambrose at-
tended the science fair but was not available for this photo.

St. Joe Forest Products Recognizes Safety

of Its Employees With Awards Presentations on March 8 and 9

Recently St. Joe ,Forest
Products Company formally rec-
ognized those employees with ten
or more years of service who have
never had a recordable injury. A
recordable injury is classified as a
medical or a' lost time., The com-
pany established the Diamond
Safety Club to recognize employ-
ees with 40,or more years experi-
ence; the Platinum Safety Club for
30-39 years; the Gold Safety Club
for 20-29 years; and the Bronze
Safety Club for 10-19 years.
Plaques were made to distin-
guish each of these clubs and will,
be displayed in the mill clock alley
and Safety Conference Room.
Additionally. each :honoree
received a certificate of recogni-
tion and a hard hat decal to com-
memorate their ,achievement.
Congratulations to their out-
ptan dligsafety performers
Hubert Adkins-40, Ferrel O.
Allen, Jr.-42. Oscar Bateman.
r.*-41, Billy Flemlng-45, Cecil
Harrison-41. Jim Harrison-44,
Bobby Holley-41, Lamar Moore-
40, W.G, Riley'-42, .Cliff
Sanborn*-40, and Oliver

Norman Allemore, Jr.-34,
Emory Baily-34,, dward Bolden-
31, Donald Burkett-32, Bobby
Carrin-35, James Cox-32, Leroy
Dearinger-33. Joe Glass-32, Earel
Hardy-34, William Hatcher-35.
Norma Hobbs-30. John Howard-
36, Johnny Jenkins-34, Larry
Layton-30, Alphonso Lewis-34,
Harold Mathes-30, Broward
Robert Montgomery-30, Noel
Phillips, Jr.-31, Bill Riley-35,
Mary Agnes Stephens-33,
Dowling Stone*-34, Christine
Thursby-38, Shirley Walden-31,
and Ashley Wood-34.
Bill Antley-20. Jimnmy
Barfleld-28, Joyce Baxley-20, Jim
Bennett-25, Marilyn Bizek-22,
Carl Copeland-2 1.,'Steve Falbe-:
9A, Ed Franklin-21. Clenpis.
Havvey-29. -Janet Hogari'20,
Jerome Houston-23, O.B.
Howard-27, Wadell Jenkiis-26,
Mose John-29,
' icky Johnson-23, Brady
Jordan-20, Tim Kennedy-20,
Quin Lowrey-21, Earl Major-27,
Tom Mork-27, James Murray-29,
Alvin Newell-22, Donald Nickson-
20, Fern Nunery-27, Sue Phil-
lips-29, David Richardson-22

Royce Rolstad, Jr.-27, Stella
Sasnett-22, Donald Thomas-22,
Issac Thomas-28, Robert Wahl-
29, and Robert Young-25.

Charlie Addison-16, Linda'
Anderson-14, Tommy Anderson-
14, Claude Banks-14, Marvin
Barfield-10, Keith Barnes-12,
Dwayne Bell-14, Deborah Best-
14, Ulysees Best-14,' Steve
Blackmon-12, Eddie Blount-16.
Mike Boatright-17. Tom
Barbara Boykiri-16, Mike
Bush-14, Dwight Butler-15, J.W.
Carden-19, Darius Chambers 10,
Mike Cox-15, -Tony Craft-15,'
Anthony Croom-16. Robert
Daniels-10, Trent Davis-18, Bill
Dodson-18, Joyce Fenn-16. David
Foster-11. Wallage Freeman-17..
Becky, Garrett-11. Tony
Gordon-ll, Gary Green-17
Charles Grice-10, James Hall-10,
C.D. Harmon, Jr.-17, Mark
Harriman-14,' Warrenetta Hay-
ward-14, Linda Hill-17, Jeff

Ronnie Hogan-17, Leon
Howell-13, Oscar Hysmith-19,
Becky Johnson-10, John Jones-
19,.Bobby King-15, William Lane-
12, Herman Lee-16, Leon Lee-17,
Ronald Lee-14, Scott Lucas-12,
Bob Lyles-16, Dale Marshall-15,
Clifford McFann-13, Mike
McLawhon-19, Eric McNair-ll,
C.M. Miles, 11-10, James Mock-
10, Ernest Myers-19, Kenneth
Parker-11, J.S. Peters-11, Greg
Phillips-14, Kim Powell-17, James
Pugh-17. -
I Benny Raffield-10, Terry
Rhodes-14, James Roberts, Jr.-
10, Jeff Shearer-15, Murray
Smith-11, Randy Smith-16, Eric
Stewart-10, Janis Tankersley-19.
Bobby Teat-13, Chuck Tharpe-18,
John Thomas-17. Donald
Thompson. Jr.-19, Michael Toddd-
18,. Robert \Vinson--17,- Arion
Ward- 19 James Watts-18.:
Donald Wigsten-11 Alex
Williams-13, George Williams-15,
Frank Williams-15, and Chuck

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Mr. Allen and the Safety Oversite Committee
Chuck Tharpe of the Bronze Safety Club with

18 years of

Mr. Allen and the Safety Oversite Committee congratulate
Clennis Harvey of the Gold Safety Club with 29 years of

Willia S- from Page 1

Sheriffs Office in 1977, where he
has been employed for the past
18 years. During his employment
he served as Chief Deputy (for the
past 8 years), Chief Investigator
of Criminal Investigations, was on
the Big Bend Narcotics Task
Force, and voted as a member to
the Florida Intelligence Unit as
well as the executive review com-
mittee. He also served with the
Regional Organized Crime Infor-
mation Center and was a member
of the Florida Narcotics Officers'
Association. He was selected as
Law Officer of the Year in Frank-
lin County. Williams was also the
first canine officer serving with
his partner "Amar" for over eight
years. Throughout his career he
completed several law enforce-
ment courses and.attended Gulf
Coast Community College.
In announcing his candidacy,
Williams said he feels his law en-
forcement background will serve
him well as he seeks this office.
His experiences in all facets of the
sheriffs office operations coupled
with his knowledge of the admin-
istration and personnel will be an
asset. He feels too, that he pos-
sesses the knowledge and leader-

ship necessary to ensure the citi-
zens of Gulf County receive the
best law enforcement available.
"I look forward to the election
and this opportunity, and I will
be out to visit every citizen and to
ask for their vote," Williams said.
When elected, Williams said he
will provide honest, courteous, ef-
fective, efficient, and professional
law enforcement for all citizens of
Gulf County. The enforcement of
the law will be equal for everyone.
He said he is committed to work
to combat illegal drugs, and all
crimes against citizens. He said
too, that he will work to provide
for a safe community environ-
ment for all Gulfs citizens.
Williams is married to Jacque
Williams, formally of Wewahitch-
ka. The couple now resides in
Port St. Joe. They have two chil-
dren; a son, James A. Williams II
of Tallahassee, and a daughter,
Mrs. Kenny Peak of Port St. Joe
and two grandchildren. Other
family members include his
mother-in-law, Mrs. Lovie Davis
of Wewahitchka, his brother and
sister-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Bo Wil-
liams of Beacon Hill, and many
other relatives living in the

Mr. Allen and the Safety Oversite Committee congratulate
Marilyn Bizek of the Gold Club with 22 years of service.

Join the "Wheels For

Life" This Saturday
St. "Judes Children's Re-
search Hospital has rescheduled
its "Wheels For Life" in Port St.
Joe to be held on Saturday,
March 16th.
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 cash to ride will be given a t-
shirt or sport bag. Riders collect-
ing $35.will receive a t-shirt. Cer-
tificates will be given to everyone
collecting any amount.

School received one first place,
one second place, and four spe-
cial awards.
Katrina Maestri received a
first place ribbon in the area of
Earth and Space Science. She
also received a .special award.
from the U. S. Army for Scientific
Excellence. Katrina's project was
on "Tornados".
Brett Lowry received a second
place ribbon in the area of Zoolo-
gy. He also, received a special
award from the Florida Associa-
tion of Science 'Teachers for Out-
standing Achievement:. His pro-
ject was titled. "What Effects. Do
Pesticides Have On Earthworms?"
Seth Campbell received a spe-
clal award for his project. "How
To Make Raindrops". The award
was given by the American Mete-
orological Society for "Outstand-
ing Project".
..e The last award presented was
the Outstanding Teacher Award
presented to John ,; Rainwater
'from the Florida Association of
Science Teachers.
Other students who repre-
sented the school at Chipola were
Jon Stripling. Kathryn Damron,
Tracey Fitzgerald. Roger Evans,
Jimmy Kennedy, Tommie Richter,
Rachel McCroan, and Samantha'
Ambrose. All of the students were
award winners, at the Port St. Joe
High School Science Fair'recent-
ly. Congratulations are extended
to each for the hard work and
many accomplishments.
many> p .

Whittington Retires After 39 Years
After 39 years of continuous, dedicated employment with St.
Joe Container Company James Whittington has decided to re-
tire. Jimmy spent his entire career on the corrugator, the last
27 years as a supervisor. .
In the photo above. Marvin Hetrick (right) congratulates Jim-
my (left) on his tremendous work history and Joins his fellow em-
ployees in wishing him a healthy and happy retirement!


Joseph D. Hardin
Joseph D. Hardin, of St. Joe
Beach, died Friday, March 18 at
his home. He was retired from
General Electric Corporation Pi-
nellas Pensular Plant in 'St. Pe-
tersburg, and served his country
in the U. S. Navy. He was a mem-
ber of Our Lady of Guadelupe
Catholic Church and was preced-
ed in death by his parents, Jo-
seph A. and Agnes Marie Hardin,
his wife,. Martha Hardin. and a
daughter, Barbara Ann Brookins.
'Survivors include his daugh-
ters. Mary Elizabeth Hardin and.
Ruth Hill and husband, Bob,
both of St." Joe Beach; a sister,
Ann Marie Smith of Belleville, 111- '
nois; a sister-in-law, Ruth Adki-


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risk" students, providing expo-
sure to positive role models, as-
sistance with school work and
stressing the importance of stay-
ing in school.
Superintendent Wilder said
the system, is currently operating
a similar program for students K
through sixth grade through the
Gulf County Guidance Clinic. The
Board agreed to take another look
at what is currently being offered,
taking Peters request into consid-
Peters also requested the
board to address the issue of con-
flict between sports activities and
academics in the system; particu-
larly the current practice of play-
ing three basketball games each
week and practice five days a
week along with other activities.
Peters said, 'These are too much
to ask of our children."
Wilder said athletics are a
very necessary part of the curric-
ulum. "They teach a student that
they have to put forth considera-
ble effort for success," he stated.
:Wilder also remarked that games
played by any team in Florida are
regulated by the Florida High
School Athletic Association with
the frequency and days games
can be played stipulated by them.
"As for the practice sessions,
we'll take a look at all sports to
see if the regularity of the ses-
sions are within reason," Wilder
said. 'We'll confer with all our
coaches and superintendents to
make ourselves aware."

son'of Tallahassee; seven grand-
children, including Stephanie
Frazier and husband, Tims and
Sherrin Hill of Pensacola; eight
great-grandchildren; and numer-
ous nieces and nephews.
The funeral mass was cele-
brated by Father Jim Lambert at
10:00 a.m. on Monday. March 11
at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
Interment followed in the family
plot in Holly Hill Cemetery. A Ro-
sary Service was held at .7:00
p.m. Sunday evening at Comfort-
er Funeral Home.
All services were under the
direction :of Comforter Fpuneral
Home. ..

J. Max Hardy
James Maxwell Hardy. 82, of
Kinston, North Carolina, died
Sunday, March 3, at Country
Manor Rest Home in Goldsboro.
He had lived in Florida for many
years before going to Lenoir
County in 1947 where he has
lived ever since.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday. March 5 at 11 a.m. at
Rouse Funeral Home with D.
Frank Pisani officiating. Burial
followed in Pinelawn Memorial
Park in Kinston.
He was preceded in death by
his wife, Bertha Newman Hardy.
He is survived by three sisters,'
Alice Guilford of Mexico Beach,
Irene Kimbrough of Bascom, and
Adelaide Sullivan of Millbrook, Al-
abama; one brother, Raymond
Hardy of Florida; a number of
nieces and nephews.

Notice Is hereby given that the City Of Port St.
Joe's primary election will be held Tuesday, May
14. 1996, In the Fire Station. Polls open at 7:00
A.M., EDT and close at 7:00 P.M., EDT.
Registration Books are now open at the Office of
Corn Sue Robinson, Gulf County Supervisor of
Elections, and will remain open through April 11,
"Candidate Qualifying Period" begins April 17.
1996 at 12:00 noon. and ends April 24. 1996 at
12:00 noon for persons wishing to file as
candidates for the following offices:
Filing forms are available In the Supervisor of
Elections Office, Gulf County Courthouse.
Absentee Ballots may be requested following the
Candidate Qualification Deadline (April 24, 1996).
If there Is a Run-Off election, Absentee Ballots may
be requested May 16, 1996. Completed Absentee
Ballots must be reelved in the Supervisor of
Elections' Office by 7:00 P.M.. EDT, the day of
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis
City Auditor-Clerk Itc, March 14, 1996.


There will be a meeting of the Gulf County Planning and Development
Review Board on Tuesday, March 19, 1996, at 10:00 a.m., E.S.T., in the
County Commission Meeting Room. The Board will consider small scale
map amendment for properties located in Howards Creek (ID #363-000)
and Indian Pass (Id #6316-005). Also, the Planning Board will consider a
variance request to temporarily locate an industrial plant on agricultural
land north of Wewa. Interested persons may attend this meeting and be
heard regarding this issue. For further information, contact the Gulf
County Planning/Building Director at (904) 229-8.944. March 1996.
Itc, March 14, 1996.

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Dixie Youth Day of Baseball

Set for Saturday, March 16

Signs With Bethel College
Matthew Justin Summers, currently a senior at Port St. Joe High School, has been accepted to
Bethel College for the fall 1996 semester as a H.P.E.R. (Sports Science) major. The icing on the
, cake came last week when Summers was awarded a football grant-in-aid to the institution.
In the photo above Summers, seated in the center, signs on with Bethel as his parents, Cheryl
and Jack Supmmers. seated with him. proudly witness the event. Looking on are, from left, Port St.
Joe High coaches Chuck Gannon, Curtis Ray, Fred Priest, and Wayne Stevens.

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South All-Star selection Des Baxter of Port St. Joe.

Des Baxter Selected to

Play In NorthSout Game

Port St. Joe's Des Baxter has
been selected to participate in the
1996 Florida Athletic Coaches As-
sociation 1996 Boys North-South
All-Star Basketball Classic game.
The All-Star game is scheduled'
for this Saturday, March 16, at
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Des is also a nominee for the,
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game. Des missed being a player
in the game by just a few votes.
Des' transportation expenses
to. and from Daytona Beach for:
the North-South All-Star game!
are.being paid by his sponsors,
Paul Sewell and Theo Johnson.

FMP Offering
Safety Course
The Florida Marine Patrol will
be conducting a Boating Safety
Course on March 16. The course
will be given at Long Avenue. Bap-
tist Church, from 8:00 a.m. to
i 4:00 p,m. The course is NASPLA
approved and is free of charge
and open to the public.
S Topics of the course' will in-
clude state law and safety regula-
tions, Rules of the road, accident
reporting requirements and OUI
The course is designed for the
active individual who doesn't
have the time to attend a six
week course.
Anyone interested in attend-
ing this course should contact
the Florida Marine Patrol.

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Pistol Matches
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
two separate pistol matches on
Saturday, March 16. The first.
match will be a hunter's pistol
metallic silhouette match and will
start at 9:00 a.m. This match
consists of 40, shotsat four differ-
ent groups of metal targets and
may be shot with most any call-
ber handgun. The second match
will be a bullseye match and will
consist of 60 rounds with .22
rimfire handguns. Trophies will
be awarded on the number of en-
The rifle club will continue
trap shooting every Sunday at
2:00 p.m. and on Thursdays at
6:00 p.m. All shotgun shooters
are invited to come out and shoot
for a few rounds. Call 227-1323
or 229-8421 for additional infor-
mation on these shoots or any of
the.club's activities.

Port St. Joe Dixie Youth
Baseball League's first pitch of
the season will cross home plate
this Saturday, March 16th, at the
field complex between Eighth and
Tenth Streets in Port St. Joe\ It
will be launched from the 'major
league mound from the hand of
Mayor Frank Pate to officially be-,
gin the 1996 Day of Baseball and
regular season play.
Also on hand to begin the fes-
tvitles will be Rev. Jimmy Clark,
delivering the morning's invoca-
tion and Mary Lou Cumbie, per-
forming the National Anthem.
The Day of Baseball has been
held annually for many years as a
fundraiser for the local league
and as a chance for the young
men and ladies to 'get their feet"
wet'.in the practices of teamwork
'and sportsmanship. Traditionally,.
'.it is. held on the Saturday preced-
ing their regular season games.
Exhibition games for all age
groups will be played throughout
the day with the first beginning at
8:30 a.m.. E.S.T., and the con-
cluding game scheduled to start
at 5:15 p.m., E.S.T.
As always, the parents of the
players will be operating a full
concession stand during the en-
tire day. On sale, for your enjoy-
ment will be ground chuck ham-
burgers (fresh off. the grill), hot
dogs (grilled or simmered), cool
Pepsi Cola products, % potato ..
chips, fresh popped popcorn, pea-
nuts and a variety of candy bars,
candy, and gum-anything you'd
need to munch on while spending
an enjoyable day of youth base-
Also this season, in addition
to these treats, the banquet com-
mittee will be sponsoring pizza
and sno-cone sales, along with a
"50-50" drawing.
This year the league consists
of 20 teams (four each 4n the "A"
and "AA" Leagues, and six each
in the Minor and Major Leagues)
totalling 257 boys and girls from
the south Gulf County area.
Local businesses' who are
sponsoring teams for this season
are: Active Styles Beauty Salon,
Buzzett's Drug Store, The Cabinet
Shoppe, Campbell's Drug Store,

Carpet Country, Cox & Asso-
ciates, Inc., First Union National
Bank, J. Patrick Floyd, P.A., Gulf
Fabricating, Gulf Sands Restau-
rant, Linda's Restaurant.
Other sponsors are: Material
Transfer, Inc., Rich's I. G. A., St.
Joe Container Company, St. Joe
Forest Products Company, St.,
Joe Natural Gas Company. St.
Joseph Telecommunications.

Sharon's Cafe, The Star Publish-
ing Company, and Wewahitchka
State Bank.
The regular.season games for
the Port St. Joe league will begin
on Monday, March 18th at 5:30
p.m. It will continue on every
weekday for the next eight weeks
at the same, time on every field.
Come on out and support your lo-
cal youngsters.

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Port St. Joe head basketball
coach Vern Eppinette was named
the 3A Coach of the Year for the"
second consecutive year.
Eppinette has been at St. Joe for
six seasons and had led them to
-two state championships. and a-
record of 103-14 in the last three

It was the fourth time Coach
Eppinette has won this award,
two at Port St. Joe and two in pre-
vious years. He was also named
runner-up for Coach of the Year
in all classifications to the
Pompano Beach coach.
The .Port St. Joe basketball
team was named the number one
team in the stateof Florida in all
classifications in the Florida
Sports Magazine. The magazine
had St. Joe ranked anywhere

from the number two slot to num-
ber file all season, but after win-
ning the 3A title. the magazine
moved the Sharks to number one.
Other top teams were Miami
Senior, ranked number two, and
SMalone ranked'number three,
both state champions in their
divisions, 6A and A, respec-
tively. The Sharks had beaten
both teams during the season in
Select tournaments.
Five Points R/C
Club Meeting
The Five Points R/C Flyers
Club will hold its monthly meet-
Ing on Thursday. March 21 at
7:00 p.m. in the Gulf County Li-
brary Conference Room ini Port
SL Joe.
Any person interested in re-
mote control airplanes is invited
to attend the meeting.

Womanless Pageant
Project Graduation is glad
you have chosen to help us with
such an important project. They'
are ready to get .things organized
and need your help. There will be
,a short rehearsal at the Port St.
Joe High School gym at 3:00 p.m.
.on Saturday. March 16. Please
plan to attend and if you have
not returned your forms' and
.sponsor check, please bring them
at that time.
For further Information;
please contact Linda Griffin at
227-1574 or Brenda Burkett at

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Snooker Tourney 7:30 p.m.

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Sharks Extend Record to 5-0

STuesday night. Port St. Joe
showed Apalachicola why they are
ranked number five in the state by
beating them 18-4 in five innings.
Keith Saleh started on the mound
for St. Joe. going two innings
while allowing three hits and no
runs. Barry Adkison (1-0) came
on in relief and worked the third
and fourth innings, allowing one
hit, two runs. two walks and
striking out five to get the win.

Charlie Lanford, Barry Adkison,
.and Cameron Likely supplied
most of the offense for St. Joe.
Lanford was four for four, with
four RBI and scored four times.
Adkison was three for three with
two RBI's and two runs scored
and Likely went two for three with
two RBI's.
:Chris Williams, Jesse Colbert,
Brian Jenkins and Doyle Crosby
all had hits, with Colbert hitting
an inside the park homerun. St.
Joe improved to 5-0.
Apalach 0 0202-4 45
St. Joe 0 12 3 3 x-18 13 1

Brad Siith and Russell
Young put together a two-hitter
to shut out the Blountstown Ti-
gers Friday. keeping their unbeat-
en string of baseball games intact
for the season thus far. Smith
held the Tigers hitless for four in-
nings, striking out five and allow-
ing no walks. Young came on in
the fifth for three innings of relief,
giving up two hits, allowing one
walk and striking out three.
Smith was the winning pitcher.
The Sharks struck once in
the top of the first and made it
stand. They pushed across two

insurance runs in their half of the
Jeff Player walked in the first
and scored on Ryan Yeager's sin-
gle for, the Sharks' first and win-
ning run. The Player-Yeager com-
bo was responsible for another'
run in the sixth. Wayne Sum-
mer's single accounted for the
other run. The Sharks had loaded
the bases in the sixth on Player's
single, Cameron Likely's single
and Jesse Colbert was hit by a
B'town 000 000 0-0 2 0
PSJ 100 002 x-3 6 0

Gators Defeat Bristol, 5-4

Lady Sharks Split

Brad Smith threw four no hit
innings for the Sharks against
Des Baxter pitched the fifth ,
gave up two unearned runs (all of
Apalach's runs were unearned),
walked two and struck out two.
*w**-r- -m \' :

Matt Kearce went the dis-
tance for the Wewahitchka Ga-
tors, tossing a three-hitter for a
Gator 5-4 win over Liberty
County last Friday.
The Gators drew first blood in
the top of the first and Wayne
Leube gave the Gators three more
runs in the third inning when he
drove a three-run homer out of
the park.
Liberty bounced back with
two runs in the third and one in
the fourth to get within one run
of the Gators. They scored again,
in the bottom of the seventh, but
David Hysmith had put the game

out of reach with a run-scoring
double for the Gators in their half
of the seventh.
Coach Jay Kearce gave team
effort credit for the win. "Four of
the five runs came with two outs,
indicating they were hustling all
the way," Kearce pointed out.
The Gators have a perfect
record in the District and have
five wins with two losses overall.
Wewa 103 000 1-5 4 2
Liberty 002 100 1-4 3 1
The Wewahitchka Gators lost
6-1 to the 5A Rutherford Rams
Tuesday despite Ike Mincy.

Tranum McLemore and Stephen
Doyal combining for a three-hit-
ter. The Gators out hit Rutherford
seven to three, but committed
seven errors and left nine Wewa
runners on base.
Wewa 1 00000 0-1 7 7
Rutherford 3 1 10 0 1 x-6 3 1
The leading hitters for the
Gators were Kelly Forehand and
Matt Kearce with two hits each,
Wayne Luebe had an RBI double.
Champ Traylor and John Gibbs
each had a hit.

Coach Martin Adkison gives the Lady Sharks a motivational speech
between innings of the Liberty County game.

The Lady Sharks pushed
across seven runs in the fourth to
put the game away with the
Blountstown Lady Tigers last Fri-
day afternoon. The final score
gave the Sharks a 12-4 win over
the Tigers.
Karen Clark and Heather
Fields were responsible for four of
the seven, driving in two runs
each on a triple by Clark and a
single by Fields. Both finished the
game with two hits and three RBI
to lead the Shark attack. .Gena
Johnsdn 'added' two hits for the
The Lady Sharks collected a
total of 11 hits to win their third
game of the season.
Alyson Williams pitched a
three-hitter to pick up her second
win against one defeat
B'town 0001201- 4 34
PSJ 041 700 z-12 113
Unbeaten Liberty County

Jumped on the Lady Sharks Mon-
day afternoon, on the Sharks'
home field. for 20 runs in four in-
nings to bump the Sharks' noses,
Port SL Joe had Jumped off to
a 4-1 lead in the first two innings
and held the Bulldogs scoreless
until the fourth Inning, when the
roof fell in on them.
The Lady Bulldogs collected
13 hits off the combined offerings
of .Alyson Williams and Gena
,Jphnson ard. ..tpok- advantage of
10 b,big. Shark, errors -as they
cruised to victory. Johnson had a
single and a two-run homer for
the Sharks. Jamle Roberts had
two hits along with three RBI and
Bridgett Godfrey had two hits.
The Port SL Joe team had a total
of nine hits.
The Lady Sharks now have a
3-3 record.
Liberty 000 544 7-20 13 4
PSJ 130 003 0-10 9 10

Lady Gators Beat Sneads
Tuesday afternoon the Lady she threw her second consecutive
Gators sent their workhorse shutout in a 9-0 victory over
Thelma Bryant to the mound, and Sneads.
It was the district opener for
the Gators who are 5-2 on the
season and ranked #8 in the
state. Bryant struck out 12 and
walked three, while allowing only
five hits.
The Gators' offense scored
nine runs off eight hits behind
Bryant who was two for three, and
Almee Pridgeon. two for four.
Wewa 0 1 1 1 132-980
Sneads 0000000--051

Thelma Bryant leads the Lady
Gators with her 2nd consecu-
tive shutout against Sneads.

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Jeff Player scores in the first
inning of the Blountstown
game on Ryan Yeager's single.
In the second inning the bats
came to life, sending 17 batters to
the plate and picking up 12 runs.

Upcoming Games
[all times EST]
March 15: Wewahitchka,
5:30. :away.
March 16: Monticello, 1:00,
March 18: Chipley, 5:00,
March 14: Chipley, 5:30,
March 15: Carrabelle, 4:30,
March 19: Jefferson. 5:00.
Games for the coming week
are scheduled as follows:
[all times cst]
March 14: R. F. Monroe.
6:00, home.
March 15: Port SL Joe, 4:30,
March 18: Apalachicola. 6:00,
March 19-23, Florida High
Invitational, TBA.
March 14: Altha, 3:30, home.
March 15: Apalachlcola. 4:00.
March 19: Blountstown.
4:00, home.

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dentist may recommend a new along the gumline. Plastic
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1996 Wewahitchka Varsity Baseball
Standing, left to right: Coach Jay Kearce, Matt Kearce, David Hysmith, Jack Husband, Tranum McLemore, John Gibbs, Dave
Davis, Ike Mincy and Assistant Coach Grant Grantham. Kneeling, from left: Kelly Forehand, Adam Ake, Wayne Luebe, Josh
Baxley, Steven Doyal, Champ Traylor, and Ed Sumner. Not pictured is Tripp Atchison.

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Honor Roll Students ...

Port St. Joe High School
Wes Taylor,. principal of Port Casey White.
St. Joe High School is pleased to Eleventh Grade--Karen Falbe
announce the names of those stu- TinaKlope, Kayce Knox, and Pris-
dents who were included on the cilla Medina.
fourth six weeks honor roll for the Twelfth grade-Erica Beard,
1995-96 school year. Leslie Faison, Kristi Lawrence,
Earning placement on the Deann Redmond, and Jenny
"All A's" honor roll were: Smallwood.
Ninth grade-Julia Six and Earning placement on the
Nathan Wisdahl. "All As and B's" honor roll were:
Tenth grade--Jeremy Dixon, Ninth grade-Kristy Bryant,
Jarred Patterson, Jodie Wear, and Rhett Butler, Jeremy Cabaniss,

Wewahitchka High School

Larry Mathes, principal of
Wewahitchka Jr.-Sr. High School
Is pleased to announce the names
of those students who were in-
cluded on the fourth six weeks
honor roll for the 1995-96 school
Earning placement on the
"All A's" honot roll were:-
Seventh grade-Jeremy Sams.;
S Eighth grade-Daniel Miller."
Ninth grade-Victoria McClel-
lan, Amy St. Clair, and Jeinifer
Tenth grade-Joshua Baxley,
Lloyd Husband, and Shaun Mere-
dith. :
Eleventh grade-Judith Birm-
inghairi; Amanda Davis. and Tim-,

othy Meredith.
Twelfth grade-Joseph Jack-
son and Cameron Totman.
Earning placement on the
"All As and B's" honor roll were:
..eventh' grade-Colby Ander-
son, Renee Ardire. Teresa Jack-
son, Tera Kent, Patrick Kerrigan,
Stephanie Kramer, and David Or-
Eighth grade-Brandy Ake,
SMelissa Babb, Sarah Bailey, Jac-
queline" Bryant, Jessica Cole,
Crystal Collins, Andrew Davis,
STimothy Harvey; Pamela Holmes,
Russell Knee, and Stephen Price.
SNinth grade-Amanda Atchi-
son, Elizabeth Dietz, Kristi Gay,
Miranda Harvey, Michael Nun-

Port St, Joe Elementary School

Rebekah Cope, James Daniels,
Anna Duren, Jim Faison, Tracey
Fitzgerald, Jessica Hill, Wade
Kennington, Brett Lowry, Lucas
Martinez, Rachel McCroan,
Wendy Sander, Donna Thomas,
Tracy Watkins, Kiki Williams, and
Lindsay Williams.
Tenth grade-Acacia Clark,
David Griffin, Lisa Hambrick, Sa-
brina Hanson, James Heine-
mann, Quint Klingbeil, Tanya:
Morehead, Krista Nobles, Gretch-
en Stevens, Wayne Summers, Ca-
sie Williams, and Mack Young.
Eleventh grade-Ronisu Bird,

nery, Benjamin Russell, Champi-)
on Traylor, and Jessica Williams.
Tenth grade-Holly Atkins,
Jennifer Barnes, Jessica Davis,
Rita Dietz. Jamle Hutchinson.
Ashley Lister, Mandy Little, Jas-
mine McMillion, Ike Mincy. Tam-
my Nunnery. Amy Owens. Ken-
drick Sims. and Joseph Whitfield.
Eleventh grade-Holly Floyd.
Linda Hensley, Sherrie Jones.
Christopher Miles. Carina Patter-
son, Adam Taunton, Cheryl Tyre.
and Dana Walker.
Twelfth grade-Tamara An-
derson, Kimberly Dietz. Lindsay
Dorman, Charles Field. Milton
Fisher, Crystal Gaskin, Krissi
Hanlon, William Kearce. Wendy
Nelson, Ayesha Noble. Christo-
pher Peoples. Krystal Rudd. and
Heather Webb.

Kale Guillot, Brian Jones. NaBri-
sha McGowan. Melissa Nixon. B.
J. Pierce. Tiffani Steward. Cody
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: Gerald Lewter, principal of Chris Byri Lisa Curry. Maclain trcanan osnua
Port St.Joe Elementary School Is Howse, Melanie Jones. David Ma-. Fifth Grade-Terrance Cham-
Spleased to announce the names thews. Ken Peak, Brittany bears. Tessa Collins. Julia Com-
of those students who were in- Reeves, Anna Kate Reynolds, Tiki- former. Patrick Fitzgerald, Santana
eluded on the fourth six weeks la Walker, Heidi Wells. Laura Harris, Chris Hendricks, Jolle Ho-
honor roll for the 1995-96 school Wendt. and Audra Williams. gan. Stephen Hoover, Jessica Ho-
year. Earning placement on the ward. Carla Johnson. Byron
"All A's & B's" honor roll were: Jones. Chris Knox. Kris Lamb.
Earning placement on the Tessl Layfleld. Tom Levins. Shel-
"All A's" honor roll were: Third grade-ShannaBarnes. ton Lewis. E'Lan Martin. Terrance
Third grade-Sheena Bell. Ian Didinger. Travis Burge. Caro- Matthews. Sarah Quaranta, Jes-
Kimberly Burkert., Lacy Carter. Franklin. Anna Godwin, Kaleig sica Sherrill. Bryan Thomas Tyl-
Beth Cordova, Chad Lucas, Anna Goodson, Jena Hogan, Lacey er Welmorts, Bobby White, Je-
Salzer. Rachel Sweazy. and Meg- Lowery Jus ons Dan rome Williams, and Tristan
an Todd. MacDermid, Michelle Mathews,
Fourth grade-Brittany Al- Jarrod McArdle, Kenny McFar- Sixth grade-Mary Amerson,
ford, Becky Belln. Tommy Curry, land. Johna Pittman, Jonathan Linette Bailey, Natalie Burge.
Micah Dodson, Molly Garrett. Roney. Sandra Roney, Jesslyn Josh Carter. Dustin Crews. Josh
Ashley Haddock. Caycee Kenne- Rose, Jessica Ross, Kyle Smith. Dandy. Rob Dykes, Leslie Earley,
dy. Moses Medina, Randl Sasser, Savanna Smith. Ryan Wood, and Jared Little. Amanda Matthews,
B. J. Strtckland. Stephen Tiradihl- Terrance Woullard. Cara Mgney,,Brooke. More..Cody -.
no..and.resteorWigtea--- ---"o-~-gra-iae ol lns Ab- Nobles. Lonnie Pedersen, Kimber-
g Fifth grade-James Daniels, rams. Ray& Balrey.. Stephen Be- ly Pickett. Tanashia Rouse. Ste-
Susan Ellmer. Colleeh Falbe, and sore, Jessica Bland. Dristin Cha- ven Varnadoe, Crystal Watkins,
Margaret Gibson. vis, Ashby Davis. Robert Dykes. Joanna Watkins, and Kandra WUl-
Sixth grade-Ashley Bryan. Rebekah Farmer. Jessica Ford, liams.
)L ;`: :..

Wewahitchka Elementary School

Jerry Kelley, principal of We- oitM "
wahitchka Elementary School is Earnir
pleased to announce the names "AU A's ai
of those students who were in- Third
cluded on the fourth six weeks Crystal Ba
honor roll for the 1995-96 school Barnes. K,
year. Sheiletta E
Earning placement on the Holly Gra
"All A's" honor roll were: Hoover.
Third grade-Courtriey Brem- Knee. Bric
er, Jade Gaskin, Tiffany Laird, Lillie, Da
Brandy Little, Courtney Martin, Murray. l
Sand Jill Pippin Melissa S;
Fourth grade-Sharina Col- Charles
lier, Laura Husband, Candace Lit- Wreath.
tlie, Darnell Ward, and Jessica Fourth
Wells. drews, Se
Fifth grade-Clark Cutchin, Shawn D
Courtne Hoover, Judith Husband. Stephanie
Kelli Jackson, Jesse Knee; Mo- Dottle Hal
unique Sirmons, and Laura Spivey. William i
Sixth grade-Lindsey Carter, Veronica
Alex Chan, and Kimberly McMil- William I
Elisha Till
Si Williani
Monica Zl<
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ams, Bafl
Jniors Meet Today Barnes, S
Burch, C
All parents or guardians of Bnle,
juniors at Port St. Joe High Jones,,
School are invited to attend a me
1996 Prom-Banquet planning riamckr McM
meeting on Thursday, March CecilReed
14th at 6 p.m. in the school's
Commons Area. thy Slay,
If you'will be unable to attend White, and
this meeting, you are asked to Sixth
complete and .return the form man, Josl
your child will be bringing home nell, Maq
concerning committee selections. Daniels.,

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ng placement on the,
nd B's" honor roll were:
grade-Eugene Allen,
aker, Jody Barnies. Kyle
ody Bidwell, Sam Boyd.
Fisher, Candice Gordon,
y, Britney Crice. Kaci
Jacob Jackson, Daryl
Iget Lesperance. Dustin
ivid McDonald. April
Kim Neel. Steven Peak.
anders, Daniel Sineath,
Strange. and Charles
I grade-Trampus An-
an Burch, Blake Butler.
avis, Edward Dunkle,
SGrimes, Dawn Hall,
i, Drew Hall, Kyle Hall,
Harrell, Tocarra Jones,
Marsh, Holly Merritt,
Raker, Dirk' Sylvester,
ery, Cassie Ward, Bran-
s, Joseph Worley, and
grade-Jonathan Ad-
bara Alderman. Justin
heena Barnes, Barbara
;aleb Cutchin. Jeanie
)aniel Holmes. Jevonne
ean, Kerrigan, Matthew
Xlatthew Ludlami, Der-
illlon., Meagani Morris,
ler, Robert Rouse, Timo-
Charli Taylor, Jonathan
Jana Traylor, Robert
A Apollonia Williams.
grade--oshua Alder-
hua Conley. Chris Con-
uita Culver, Tony Kyle
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Ailes Recaps 30 Year Service & Growth of Gulf

County Guidance Clinic for Kiwanis Members

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Call The Star 227-1278

In the nearly 30 years the
Guidance Clinic has been in oper-
ation here in Port St. Joe, it has
grown considerably and offers a
host of services to the people. Ned
Alles, the director for 20 of those
30 years of operation, told the Ki-
wanis Club recently that the
mental: health treatment center-
now has a total of six buildings in
its holdings after a modest begin-
.ning In one room of a frame
iiome, located on Sixth Street,
'formerly occupied by the Gulf
County Health Department.
The clinic now operates from
centers in both Wewaifttchka and
Port St. Joe, employees two psy-
chiatrists, along with-its comple-

ment of nurses, clerks, specially
trained aides and psychologists,
for a total of 34 staff members,
both full and part-time.
The staffing includes the two
psychiatrists, school psycholo-
gists, nurses, counselors, social
worker and marriage and family
therapists. The clinic operates a
very active wellness program
The organization operates on
an annual budget of $850,000
which it derives from grants and
contracts- to various organiza-
tions, such as the Gulf and
Franklin County School Systems,
and private fees for services ren-
dered. The clinic contracts with

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JANUARY 1. 996
The Gulf County Board 'of County
Commissioners met this date. n Workshop
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Billy E. Traylor. and
Commissioners Warren J. Yeager. Jr..
Nathan Peters. Jr.. Michael L. Hammond.
and Jesse V. Armstrong. Others present
were: Clerk Benny C. Lister. Deputy Clerk
Patricia A. Taylor. Chief Administrator Don
Butler, Administrative Assistant Debbe
Wlbberg. Solid Waste Director Joe Danford..
and County Attorney Tim McFarland. Also
present representing the City of Port St. Joe
were: Mayor Frank Pate. and
Commissioners Charles Tharpe. and Bill
Wood. City of Port St. Joe Public Works
Director Frank Healy. '
The workshop came to order at 4:37
p.m.. E.S.T.
ST. JOE Chairman Traylor thanked the
City for coming to discuss a request by the
City of Port St. Joe. for $30.000.00 in
Recycling and Education Grant funds from
the County. Upon inquiry by Chairman
Traylor. Solid Waste Director Danford
reported that approximately 8500.00 is left
of the Recycling and Education Grant
money and approximately $9.000.00 is left
of the Small County Grant. Following a dis-
cussion regarding the City's recycling pro-
gram. Commissioner Yeager inquired if the
program will be able to continue if no more
funds are received by the City. Mayor Pate
stated that the $30,000.00 requested by the
City of Port St. Joe will be used to purchase
a new machine to be used in the City's com-
posting program.
Following further discussion regarding
how the money will be used by the City and
what is involved in their composting
Commissioner Hammond moved to give the
City of Port $30.000.00 based on the
County's commitment of 1994-1995 FY
Recycling and Education grant funds.
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion
and it passed unanimously.
With no further business and upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous
vote, the meeting did then adjourn at 5:02
p.m.. E.S.T. '
Billy E. Traylor -
Benny C. Lister. Clerk
JANUARY 16. 1996
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in Special
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Billy E. Traylor. and
Commissioners Warren J. Yeager. Jr..
Nathan Peters. Jr.. Michael L. Hammond.
and Jesse V. Armstrong. Others present
were: Clerk Benny C. Lister. Chief Deputy
Clerk Douglas" C. Birmingham. Deputy
'Clerk Patricia A. Taylor. Chief
Administrator Don Butler. Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wibberg,
Administrator/Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells,.Solid Waste Director
Joe Danford, SHIP Administrator/Veterans'
Service Officer Bo Williams. Attorney. Tim
McFarland, Sheriff Frank McKeithen. and
Deputy SheriffJoe Nugent.
The meeting was called to order at
5:10 p.m., E.S.T.
The Board approved for the Chairman
to sgn an interlocal agreement with the
City of Wewahitchka for the Gulf County
Sheriffs Department to provide law enforce-
ment services to the City bf Wewahitchka.
Agreement is on file in the Clerk's
Pursuant to public advertisement to receive
proposals (#9596-16) for Grant Application
and Administration Services for Hurricane
Opal Disaster Housing Assistance, propos-
als were received from the following:
The bids were given to Chief
Administrator -Butler and SHIP
Administrator Williams for review and rec-
Administrator Wells reported that the union
representatives have -not signed the union
contract. He stated that he will be meeting
with the union representatives on Monday,
January 22, 1996 to discuss the remaining
grievances. Following a discussion,
Commissioner Yeager moved to set a dead-
line of February 1, 1996 for the signing of
the contract or allretroactive pay, back to
October 1, 1995, will be lost. Commissioner
Hammond seconded the motion, and fol-
lowing discussion it passed unanimously.
Chairman Traylor requested that
either Administrator Wells or Attorney
McFarland contact a labor attorney to veri-
fy the legality of the County setting a dead-
line for the signing of the union contract by
union representatives.
(LDR) ORDINANCE Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board authorized Chief Administrator
Butler to advertise a public hearing on the
Board's intent to adopt a proposed LDR
ordinance. ,
I Upon recommendation by the
Insurance Committee, the Board agreed to
maintain their current coverage with Blue
Cross & Blue Shield.
Attorney McFarland read Resolution
No. 96-02 concerning the Beaches Water
System A copy of said resolution is on file in
the clerk's office.
** Copies of the Loan Agreement and
attachments are on file in the Clerk's Office.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Hammond, second by Commissioner

Ycager, and unanimous vote, the Board
adopted the Resolution.
Commissioner Hammond. noted' that
the County will b ready to' advertise to
accept bids for a hydrostatic tank and
repair work to the Beaches Water System,
within the next few weeks.
U Upon motion by Commissioner
Hammond, second,.by Commissioner
Yeager, and unanimous vote, the Board
authorized the Chairman to sign all nces-
sary documents to complete the refinancing
of the Beaches Water System Bonds.
AWARD BID (#9596-08) 1995 ROAD
Traylor requested that Commissioner
Peters report on his recent road inspection.
concerning the 1995 Road Bond Paving
.Program. Commissioner Peters reported
that he and Chief Administrator Butler had
inspected roads in Calhoun County that
were paved by Panhandle Paving, who was
the low bidder on Gulf County's 1995 Road
Bond Paving Program.
Following a discussion regarding
Panhandle Paving's capabilities.
SCommissioner Peters moved to award bid
09596-08 for the 1995 Road Bond Paving
Program to Panhandle Grading and Paving
in the amount of $ The
motion was seconded by Commissioner
Yeager, and it passed unanimously.
S Following a discussion regarding dele-
tions of and changes to the proposed road
paving list. the Board deleted East Fourth
Street #2 in Wewahitchka, and County
Road 30 on Cape San Blas.
< Commissioner Hammond left the
meeting at 6:29 p.m., E.S.T. >
Chairman Traylor thanked Jerry
Long. of Panhandle Paving. for being pre-
sent at the meeting and stated that he was
lookirig forward to working with him.
< Commissioner Hammond returned
at 6:30 p.m.. E.S.T. .
The meeting recessed at 6:30 p.m.,
The meeting reconvened at 6:52 p.m..
Upon recommendation by Chief
Administrator Butler. Commissioner Yeager
made the motion .to award bid i 959q-16.
for Grant Appllcation arfd A1mtzli~si e
Services for the Hurricane Opal Emergency
Home Funds, to Disaster Resource
Management in an amount not to exceed
10% of the total Grant award. The motion
was seconded by Commissioner Hammond.
and it passed unanimously.
With no further business .and upon
motion by Commissioner Hammond, sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager. and unani-
mous vole. the meeting did then adjourn at
6:55 p.m.. E.S.T.
/s/ Billy E. Traylor
Chairman '"
Attest: Benny C. Muster. Clerk

both county school districts, to
provide services for special stu-
dents, with unique needs.
The clinic provides counsel-
ing and therapy services for indi-
viduals and families experiencing
difficulties ranging from minor
life adjustment problems to se-
vere mental health concerns,
from children through adults.
Over 5,000 client sessions
are conducted annually, includ-

Hospital Employee

Honored Recently
Bonnie Brown, a long time-'
employee at Gulf Pines Hospital.
was recently selected to be a
member of prestigious Phi Theta
Kappa, a national honorary or-
ganization; which routinely hon-
ors college students for their ex-
ceptional and outstanding
performances in, their chosen
field of studies.
Ms. Brown, while working full
time as the Director of Purchas-
ing at the area hospital, has been
,actively pursuing an Associate
SDegree in Arts as a straight "A"
student at Gulf Coast Community
College In Panama City.
Bonnie said that the time
spent at the college will equip her
with powerful tools and tech-
niques which would help her to
achieve greater results every sin-
gle day-results with people; re-
sults with projects: results with
limited time and resources.
SBonnie added that she would
like to challenge others to make
similar decisions to go back to
college or finish school and better
their lives, thereby bettering the
community they call home.

Social Security

Rep. Coming
Most Social Security business
can be handled over the phone.
You are invited to call the Social
Security office at 1-800-772-
If this Is not possible, you
may come to the office located at
30 West Government Street in
Panama City. The office is open
Monday through Friday from 8:30
a.m. to.3:30 p.m.,, CSTU.. except
on national holidays. '
If you cannot come to Pana-
ma City, you may meet the Social
Security representative at the
Gulf County Courthouse on the
first and third Monday of each
month from 11:00 a.m. until
12:00 p.m., E.S.T.
In March, the representative
will meet next in Port SL Joe on
the 18th.

ing out-patient maintenance
treatment for people released
from state institutions.
"Most of our work is provid-
ing counseling sessions for people
with personal problems just like
you," Ailes said. 'We especially
did a lot of counseling after hurri-
cane Opal," he continued.
The clinic is eligible to take
most health insurance and Med-

Driver and Vehicle

Inspection Set
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle, inspection check-
points March 15th through 21st
on SR-69 near CR-274 and on
CR-22 near CR-22A.
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires,
and defective lighting equipment.
In addition, attention will be di-,
rected to drivers who would vio-
late the' driver license laws of

The Patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
while ensuring the protection of
all motorists.



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Ridding Plants of Potassium Deficiency

A Shortage of This Element Can be a Serious Plant Problem

able specialist test your soil to de-
termine exactly what the problem
is. If the test shows -a lack of po-
tassium, any of several optional
treatments should correct the de-
ficiency. You can use a common
garden fertilizer, such as 8-8-8, a
high analysis fertilizer, such as a
16-4-8, or you can supply just
the potassium by using a com-
pound such as potassium sulfate.
So what's the answer? That's
what we'll talk about.
If you decide to use a basic

garden fertilizer, apply it four
times a year at the rate of two to
four pounds for every 100 square
feet of soil. A high analysis ferti-
lizer also should be applied four
time per year. But, use only half
as much-one or two pounds per
100 square feet.
Experienced gardeners may
question the use of high analysis
fertilizers. Theoretically, the high
nitrogen content in a high analy-
sis fertilizer could aggravate po-
tassium deficiency symptoms.

However, in the landscape, this
rarely is a problem. Most Florida
. soils could benefit from increased
nitrogen. 'So, it's okay to use a
high analysis fertilizer to treat a
potassium deficiency.
If you want to use a single
potassium compound, such as
potassium sulfate, apply it at a
rate that will supply the same
amount of potassium that's found
in an 8-8-8 fertilizer. This will
come out to about a half a pound
of the mixture for a 100 square

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foot area. Again, four applications
per year are recommended.
Remember, potassium defi-
ciency symptoms are easily con-
fused with other problems. And,
treating for a lack of potassium
when the ailment actually results
from some other nutrient short-
age will only aggravate the situa-
tion. So, before you treat, have
your soil tested. If a potassium
deficiency does exist, apply the
proper fertilizer or potassium
compound, as we've suggested.

Gulf County
Extension Service

Roy Lee Carter

As we all know, plants re-
quire a balanced diet of essential
nutrients for good health includ-
ing potassium. A shortage of this
element can be. a serious plant
problem that's seldom recognized
in the early stages. Plants can tol-
erate a substantial shortage of
potassium for quite a while before
.physical symptoms appear. To
complicate matters, even when
you suspect a potassium problem
you can't be sure just by looking.
Several other nutrient deficien-
cies produce similar symptoms.
Potassium deficiency can be
a serious health problem for peo-
ple. The same is true for plants
especially some of our favorite
wood ornamentals. Unfortunate-
ly, potassium deficiency in plants
is rather tricky to diagnose. In
fact, some of your prized land-
scape specimens might suffer
from this ailment for quite some
time before you would suspect

A common symptom of potas-
sium deficiency is-, i.terveinal.
chlorosis of the leaves-yellowing
of tissue between the leaf veins.
This yellowing is followed by
scorch on the outer leaf edges.
Later, leaf drop may occur. And
eventually, limbs and branches
May die. .Unfbrtunately, these
aren't positive clues to a potas-
sium problem. As I said, other
nutrient shortages may cause
similar signs, This is cause for
caution, because treating one de-
ficiency when the problem Is real-
ly another, will only make mat-
ters worse. You should have a
positive diagnosis before taking
any action. In short, it's better to
be safe than sorry.
If you suspect a potassium
deficiency, you should have a eli:

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Florida Power Corporation
has a new toll-free number for
the 145,000 customers it serves
in: the northern portion of the
Customers can dial 1-800-:
700-8744 for .easier and quicker
access to discuss billing needs,
order services, .:or report power
Now, customers will have ac-
cess to all the lines installed for
this main number, no matter
from which location in the region
they are calling.
Calls are answered around-
the-clock, as Florida Power has
ciistomer service representatives
available on a 24-hour basis.
During the next month, cus-
tomers will receive notices in
their electricity bills along with
stickers containing the new
phone number. Customers can
place these stickers on their
phones, in their phone directo-
ries, or in some other handy ref-
erence spot.
The 22 counties included in
Florida Power's North Florida Re-
gion are: Marion, Sumter, Citrus,
Hernando, Gilchrist, Dixie, Levy,
Alachua, Lafayette, Taylor, Jeffer-
son, Madison, Hamilton, Suwan-`:
nee, Columbia, Franklin, Gulf,
Wakulla, Liberty, Gadsden, Leon
and Bay.
Florida Power Corporation is
the principal subsidiary of St. Pe-
tersburg-based Florida Progress
Corporation and serves 1.2 mil-
lion customers in central and
northern Florida.

New Veterans
Are Welcomed
All veterans that are new resi-
dents in the Gulf County or Mexi-
co Beach area are most welcome
to Visit the V.F.W. Post #10069
home. It,is located at 1774 Trout
Street in Highland View.
Veterans that are living in
northern Gulf County are encour-
aged to stop by the new Post
#8285 and join with the members

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Fla. Farm Facts
Florida is the No. 1 citrus-
producing state In the country.
The Sunshine State leads the na-
tion in the sale of oranges, tange-
rines and tangelos; and leads the
world in grapefruit production.
There are more than 100 million
citrus trees in Florida, That's al-
most seven trees for every person
in the state. Florida produces al-
most 17 billion glasses of orange
juice every year. That would fill
more than 55,000 backyard
swimming pools. Each year, Flori-
da produces nearly 500 million
cases of citrus fruit. If stacked
end on rnd, they would reach al-
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Ship Prisoners

Out of the State;

Curb Undesirables

Bill Probably Unconstitutional but:
It Sounds Good to "Clem" & "Minnie"

A House bill filed in the Florida Legislature is looking for ways to send-
Florida convicts to other countries to serve their prison time. It's uncon-
stitutional, of course, but as:long as lawmakersare considering such
ideas, why rit set up a state review committee to keep undesirable resi-
dents from settling in the sunshine state.
Uncle Clem Rednek on Flat Creek in Gadsden County and Aunt
Minnie Tennishoe, St. Petersburg, like both plans but don't figure them
wrong. The residents they want to keep out of Florida aren't foreign immi-
grants looking for work and a better life. They sympathize with them, for
they come from immigrant stock too.
They have in mind people like F. Lee Bailey, the hotshot San
Francisco attorney who settled in Palm Beach and is now in jail trying to
come up with millions of dollars the government says it is owed in a drug
case. Or woman chaser, party king U. S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-
Massachusetts, who lived with other members of his clan on Palm Beach
estates far from northern climes. Or O. J. Simpson, the football hero who
was acquitted of murdering his wife and was considering a move to
Panama City Beach awhile back.
Of course, It would be nice to ban convicted child molesters, paroled
murderers, arsonists, and pornographers too. The U. S. already has
treaties with many countries that allow prisoners to be returned to their
native lands to serve their sentences. but our fictitious characters (Clem
and Minnie) have the Ted Kennedys and F. Lee Baileys in mind.
"Hit'll work both ways fine. Send the convicts out of the state and
don't let dem undesirables in," Clem said.
Aunt Minnie was enthusiastic about another unconstitutional bill,
this one (SB 784) filed by Sen. Charley Crist. R-SL Petersburg. which
would make county Jail prisoners pay for their meals even if they are
found innocent of the crimes on which they were held,
"We've got to find a way to make prisoners pay for their keep." she
said. Uncle Clem couldn't quite go for that one. "Dey got to be guilty fust,"
he said.
Rep. Stephen Wise, R-Jacksonvllle, filed the bill (HB 1945) to study
plans to export Florida criminals to foreign prisons,which, it is assumed,
would take them for a price cheaper than the big cost they are to the state
Perhaps the best solution to that problem Is HB 2017, authored by
Rep. Kelley Smith, D-Palatka. known as the PIE (Prison Industry
Enterprise) bill that would encourage businessmen to set up industries in
prisons using inmate labor, forced if necessary. Inmates would be allowed
to keep a small portion of their pay.
Most of it would go for their keep and victim restitution.
Smith said the U. S. Constitution may not allow it. but it may be
worth a try and would stand a better chance than sending prisoners over-
seas or setting up a state residency review committee.

Here's the Capitol News Roundup
Calling it the most important consumer Issue in the Legislature this
year, Rep. Helen Spivey, D-Crystal River, and Sen. Karen Johnson, D-
Inverness, would cut dentists out of the booming dentures industry in
Florida and save the elderly millions of dollars.
"I look at this bill as a tooth fairy in reverse for the elderly who have
lost or broken their teeth." said Spivey, the grandmother in the House
who last year led the fight, to require',qhopitals to never leave a sedated
female patient unguarded in a recoyervroom.
The bill, sponsored by Johnson and Spivey. would,allow Floridlans to
buy or repair dentures directly from denturists who make them without
first going through a middleman (the dentist) who double, sometimes
triple, the price.
There are more than 900 dental labs making dentures in Florida.
Medicaid alone paid $7.8 million for 31,000 sets of dentures last year.
Seven states, including Oregon, and Canada have enacted laws that
allows consumers to buy their dentures directly from denturists.
"But the bad news is that it has taken a referendum of the people to
Sget the law changed in most of those states because of the power of the
dental lobby." Spivey said. 'We'd like the legislature to do IL"
The bill allows dental labs making dentures to advertise and ends the
present requirement that a dentist issue a work order before a dental lab
can repair or make dentures. It also requires denturists to take two year
courses and pass a test before they can be licensed.
"Failure to pass the bill will be a kick In the teeth (pun intended) to
our senior citizens," Johnson said,
Don't be ruthless to the toothless," was the slogan consumers used
in Oregon where voters overwhelmingly approved a similar law in 1944.
An Oregon study showed denturists were charging an average $584 for a
set of false teeth While dentists were charging an average $1,248.
The legislation would give false teeth wearers the same broad choice
that was recently given people with impaired vision who need glasses.
Eyeglasses and contact lenses can now be purchased directly from sup-
pliers and at advertised prices which are much less than when eye doc-
tors were the middlemen who controlled the market
Here are some Issues lawmakers were talking about as the 1996 ses-

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sion of the Florida Legislature got underway:
Education: A higher grade-point average for graduation from high
school Is favored by both the Senate and House. but other reforms includ-
ing Charter Schools or vouchers will be heavily fought Issues. Education
Commissioner Frank Brogan says he is disappointed that the Florida
Cabinet can't sponsor Charter Schools under a Senate bill that allows
only local school boards to decide If they are needed in a county.
"But school boards must show 'good cause' in turning down requests
for charter schools. It is a legal term that means if they can't show 'good
cause' they can be taken to court where their decision can be reviewed."
Brogan said.
Charter Schools are to be authorized by the school board and
financed by taxes, but can be run by private identities freed from school
board regulations. Voucher plans would allow students to take their state
school tax money to any school their parents choose for them. They are
vehemently opposed by the public school establishment and Gov. Lawton
Chiles. They don't seem to have a chance this session.
Tobacco Bill Override: A compromise plan authored by Sen. Rick
Dantzler. D-Winter Haven. which would restore some (but not all) of the
traditional defenses against damages for product usage will probably be
center stage when the Senate tries to muster enough votes to override
Chiles' veto of a repeal of the bill passed last year. The Senate didn't have
the override votes in the first week of the session, but it was close.
Rodman Dam: Fishermen everywhere and residents of Putnam and
Marion counties can be assured Rodman Dam will not be dismantled and
Lake Ochlawaha drawn down this year. Rep. Kelley Smith. D-Palatka,
said it would take two years for the state to get the necessary federal per-
mits to do it... that is if no law suits are brought to stop the action. The
Legislature must also provide the money to do it and that isn't likely to
happen. Smith said, especially when a new governor replaces Chiles after
his term expires.
*Economic Development: Chiles is likely to get an expanded
Enterprise Florida, the public-private partnership designed to replace the
Department of Commerce, even if it does transfer some Jobs out of
Tallahassee to Orlando. Both Senators Pat Thomas. Quincy, and Charles
Williams. Tallahassee. say they will reluctantly vote for it because the idea
to let businessmen make some decisions to improve the economy is a
good one. "They should move Enterprise Florida up here, not the com-
merce people to Jobs in Orlando," Williams said.
Everglades Clean-Up: "The 1-cent a pound tax on sugar that
President Bill Clinton is proposing to help restore the Florida Everglades
Is part of his re-election politics and probably won't go anywhere in
Congress or the Florida Legislature," said Sen. Dantzler. Winter Haven,
the author of Florida's Everglades Forever Act which passed two years
ago. The Florida plan. sometimes criticized by environmentalists, has
sugar farmers paying.some $330 million for a cleanup, property owners
in the water district paying $220 million, and the federal government.
some $220 million. "At least we got the issue out of the courtroom,"
Dantzler said.
"Tacky." said Sen. Pat Thomas, D-Quincy, when asked about Senate
President Jim Scott's Zero Tolerance proposal to ban all gifts to
Legislators-including food and drinks-from paid, professional lobbyists

in order to improve their image.
When asked If he thought such a ban would stop Florida's liberal
news media from griping about freebies for lawmakers, he said:
"Nooooooo," rolling the "Os."
'"Dumb," said former representative now lobbyist Sam Bell, according
to one reporter covering the Third House of the Legislature in the rotun-
da. "It's just for registered lobbyists, so I invite my client who isn't regis-
tered, and he pays. Or we invite a friend who is the designated payer."'
Another way around Scott's suggested rule (which is also favored by
House Speaker Peter Wallace) is for lobbyists to create a coiporation--say
Legislative Hospitality Inc.-with no registered lobbyist. Lobbyists would
then just pay the corporation for entertaining, dining and liquoring legis-
lators. Neat, huh?
Perhaps, the only way to stop the animals in the Capitol Circus at
Taxahassee from getting their spoils for winning elections Is Indict them
on bribery charges. Several states have banned gifts after such charges
were filed.
THE WEEK THAT WAS: Gov. Lawton Chiles appealed to Republicans
for bipartisan support on his programs to Improve the status of children,
economic development, and welfare reforms. He also opened an advertis-
ing campaign to save a state law slipped by the 1994 Legislature that
makes it easier for a consortium of state hired lawyers to sue tobacco
companies. A charter school bill was overwhelmingly passed by the
' Senate that would allow tax money to be used for innovative schools to
operate outside the administrative rules which many think have led to the
poor performance of public schools. Local school district boards would
decide if the schools are necessary. A bill was introduced by House bud-
get committee member Keith Arnold. D-Fort Myers, to abolish the
Department of Juvenile Justice and put it in the Department of
Corrections. Juvenile Justice. formed last year, has come under fire for
failing to get detention and commitment beds on line.


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Join Us For Worship ....
Overstreet Bible Church
A Non-Denominational Church
SOverstreet 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

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

First aptist Church
-k ,Sunday School 9:45 am
S Worship 11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm
Evening Worship 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...7:00 pm
Gary Smith Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
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.Discover God's love!
Everyone welcome t

Long Avenue
1601 Long Avenue Port St Joe 229-8691
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


S--- 7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Sunday School 9:45
S8:00 a.m. (CT)


Bible Study: Worship:
10 a.m. Sunday 1 1 a.m. Sunday
7 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
Call 229-8310
P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue

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

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

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

M 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
4' i SUNDAY WORSHIP............................ 10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL........................ 11 a.m.
(L S ,*SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
Nursery Available
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor.

Oliver F. Taylor
Visitation Minister, First
United Methodist Church

Someone recently said
that living in today's world
is living in a pressure
cooker. Many people have
too much stress in their
lives. Rudyard Kipling in
his poem, "If, said, "If you
can keep your head when
all about you are losing
theirs and blaming it on

Problems occur because of confusion and
stress. Jesus understood human beings and the
confusion in their lives. 1 Corinthians 14:33
says, "For God is not a God of confusion but of
peace." All of us need the peace of God which
passes understanding.
We need a time daily to spend with God. We
need to talk to God about ourselves and the
lives of others. Meditation is another form of a
closer walk for the Christian. This is a time
apart when we concentrate on Jesus and how
His life can bring us peace.:

New Bethel A.M.E.
Observes Men's Day
New Bethel A.M.E. Church.
located at 146 Avenue C in Port
St. Joe, will observe its Annual
Men's Day on Sunday, March 17.
The theme for the day is: "Make a
joyful noise unto God, All ye
lands." The theme will be carried
out throughout the day with
songs and praises. '
An all male choir from Mel-
bourne will start the morning
worship service of followed by the
Voices of Genesis, an all male
group from Pensacola.
The goal of Men's Day this
year is to have 200 men in atten-
dance at the 11 a.m. service.
Reverend Calvin Griffin, pas-
tor, invites everyone to come and
worship starting with sunday
school at 9::30 a.m. (subject: par-
able of the vineyard workers, Mat-
thew 19:27-20:16); morning wor-
ship at 11:00 a.m.; followed by
evening worship at 6:00 p.m.
Brother Altrus Campbell of
Panama City will be the featured
speaker. Dinner will be served in
the.church annex following morn-
ing worship.

Host Bible Brethren
Fellowship Meeting
The Bible Brethren ii ellow-
ship will be holding their second
annual Old Fashioned Holiness
Camp Meeting at the Hickory Hol-
low Chapel grounds on Chapel
Lane In Overstreet.
Services will be held at 2:30
p.m. and 7:30 p.m. daly.' March
15th through the 24th.
Special speakers will be Rev.
Kenneth Walters of Perins Creek,
Pennsylvania and Rev.: Herb
Smith of Alliance, Ohio. ;
The special services, during
the week will,feature the Harker."
Island Trio'.
Formo re Information contact
Harold McClelland. Jr.. pastor of
Hickory Hollow Chapel at 648-
4111 or 648-8144.

Outreach Service
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens Association will be conduct-
Ing Outreach on March 21st, at
the Wewahitchka Senior Citizens
Center beginning at 12:00,
C.S.T., during the commodity dis-

7:00 p.m.;
7:00 p.m. "
S3:30 p.m.

$6 -In Advance
$8 At the Door
$5 Groups of 20 or more
*:CALL (904) 785-6146
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is here for you.

Bible Brethren Fellowship

20th Annual

Camp Meeting

March 15-24, 1996 *Port St. Joe

,,,Rev, Kenneth Walters & Rev. Herb Smith
SHrkers Island Trio

All meals and lodging on freewill basis.
Information: Contact Harold McClelland
Rt. 3B, Box 615 Port St. Joe
(904) 648-4111 or 648-8144
Please bring own bedding

M morning Prayer ........................................... 7:00 a.m.
SBreakfast ...................................................... 8:00 a.m .
Lunch ................ .................................. 12:00 noon
Afternoon Service .................................. 2:30 p.m.
Supper ................................................. 5:00 p.m .
Evening Service ........................ ..... 7:30 p.m.
Nightly Prayer .......................................... 10:30 p.m .

Tuesday, Mar. 19 Missionary Day
Rev. Raymond Shreve EWM International, Inc.
Camp President, Rev. Thomas Hughes

Hickory Hollow Chapel
(Just off Highway 98)

th t S can be purchased from any Men's
M ethodist en Club member or call Ed Creamer
Club Barbecue at 647-5427.
The United Methodist Men's Getting Married?
Club is having their chicken bar- Check Our Selection of Wedding
ingwill be from 4:30 to 6:30p.m. Acceorie at
at the First United MethodistAcces a
Church tn Port St. Joe. Tickets THE STAR 227-1278

Constitution andt9onument
Catch thue S PortSt.e
Sunday School......... 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship.... 11:00 a. m. Fellowship ............. 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Choir Practice
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Wednesday ........... 7:30 p.m.
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first UnitedM ethodiist Cfurc
111 North 22nd St.
..Mexico Beach, FL 32410
SMorning Church.....................9:00 a.m. CT
SChurch School ....................10:00 a.m. CT
S Nursery Provided"
C /W7 / 01 .STI7rI A rHEMOVE
Dr. Loule Andrews, Pastor' Jhn Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 .. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT


SSchool News

SEvents and Happenings from County Schools



By Linda Whitfield

"Earth Friendly Easter Grass"
The shredded plastic Easter
grass commonly found on the
market each spring is not biode-
gradable. Fifth and sixth grade
T.E.A.M. students of Wewahitch-
ka Elementary School are manu-
facturing and marketing an
"Earth-Friendly" alternative made
of shredded paper which deterio-
rates more readily, when placed in
a landfill or can be recycled effec-
This grass is a mere 25t a
bag and is on sale at the WES
store, the WES office, Wewahitch-
ka State Bank.and St. Joe Paper-
makers Federal Credit Union in,
Wewahitchka. By purchasing this
grass you can not only support
education, but do something
healthy for the environment too.
"Book Character Day" Will Be
Held On March 15
In preparation for our Troll
Book Fair, we will have a book
character parade on the Friday
before the book fair begins. The
book character parade will be at
8:30 a.m. Those students who are
participating will meet at the Me-
dia Center. Students should have
read or heard the book in which
his or her character appears and
know the title of the book.
Each child that participates
will be given a chance to have his
or her name drawn for a $5.00
gift certificate to be used at the
book fair.
News In Brief
First graders enjoyed a per-
formance of Babar at the Marina
CMic Center in Panama City. It
was especially enjoyable after
their highly successful stage play
on the day before. Afterwards,
they enjoyed a picnic lunch at
The Oaks..
Biologist Michael Abbot
.spoke to the second graders in,
!Miss Bowers' classroom about
trees and' the environment. The
'children enjoyed hearing 'all
about Florida and trees.
Mr. Kelley and teachers, Bill
Carr, Linda Lawrence, Kim Lud-
lam, and Pam Lister visited in the
Leon County schools last week
observing inclusion.
Kindergarten Play
The kindergarten classes of

Alisa Walker, Nadine Whitfield,
and Connie St. Clair would like to
invite everyone to their play, "The
Circus." Cbme out and be enter-
tained ,by these clever .tykes. It
will be on Friday, March 22 at
"Student Of The Week" Is
Fifth Grader, Derrick McMillion
Esther Taunton chose. 11-
year-old, Derrick McMillion,' the
son of Ricky and Janet McMillion,
as the "Student of the Week."'
Derrick loves riding bikes and
playing with his friends. When he
grows up, he would like to be a
professional baseball player be-
cause "they make a lot of money."
His favorite color is blue and his
favorite songs are 'country'. He
would like to visit New York one
S I'll also add here that Derrick
is my next door neighbor and is a
very good onel Mrs. Taunton says
that, "Derrick Is a very well-
behaved student who is very in-
terested in learning. He gets
along with everyone." Derrick is
: an asset to our school.
--CTBS-_ .
Teachers at WES are gearing
up for the CTBS, which will be
given the week of March 25-29.
We hope the students do not have
to miss for the reviews as they
are important. The exact testing
dates are the 26th, 27th and

"Stavros Apple Award" Winner
The Port St. Joe Elementary School Bulldog Beat staff was
recently chosen as an "Apple Award" winner by the Florida State
University Stavros Center.
This award is given to outstanding programs that demon-
strate meritorious strides and achievements in the field of free
enterprise and economic education. As part of their award, the.
editor of the Bulldog Beat will receive a check in the amount of
$100 to continue their program.
Bulldog Beat staff members shown in the photo above, from
left to right in the front row, are Susan Ellmer, Lisa Curry, and
Sarah Quaranta. In the back row, from left to right are Maclain
Howse, Audra Williams, and Leslie Earley.

Regional Science Fair Winners
Several Port St. Joe Elementary School sixth graders were
recognized for their outstanding projects. Lisa Curry placed first
in the Physics Division and will attend the State Science Fair in
Maclain Howse placed third in the Physics Division. Rob
Dykes placed third in the Earth and Space Science Division.
Josh Carter received honorable mention and a'$25 gift certifi-
cate from Science Kit and Boreal Laboratories. Congratulations
to the students and their teachers, Judy Campbell and Pam
Shown in the photo above, from left, are Josh Carter, Rob
Dykes, Maclain Howse and Lisa Curry.

Robershaw Takes State DAR Honors.

Port St. Joe has another state
winner Jeremy Michael Rober-
shaw received first place for fifth
grade on the state level in the

Daughters of the American Revo-
lution American History Essay
The topic this year was. "Ex-

PSJ High Parent- Sh rk Talk Y:Alysonlliams
Student Luncheon s '

Tract Gaddis, this year's
School Advisory Board Chairman
for Port St. Joe High School, has
announced the date for this
year's Parent/Student Luncheon.
The luncheon will be Wednesday,
March 20 for 12:00 until 12:34.
All parents are encouraged to
go to the school and eat with your
student. Please call the school
(229-8251) by 12:00 on Monday.
March 18, if you plan to attend.

Bulldo News

Port St. Joe Elementary School

Students Of The Week
Congratulations to our "Stu-
dents of the Week" ... Samantha
Layfleld, Tori Kelly, Brittany
Fletcher, Travis Burge, Luke Ho-
ward, Terrance Chambers, Reko
Gainer'and Ahmad Skanes.
Pepsi Blue Caps
and General Mills Box Tops
Keep' those Pepsi Blue caps

Port St. Joe:



News .

By: Alicia Christie
The Port St. Joe' Middle
School girls softball team is off to
a great start! With fifteen girls on
the team, they have a current
record of three wins and two loss-
es. Their next game is against
Blountstown on Thursday, March
14th. Good luck!
On Friday, March 15th there
will be a girls track meet held at'
3:30 p.m. here in Port St. Joe. We
hope everyone will make an effort
to attend and support these
This Wednesday, March 13th,
in Bay County, the boys track
team participated in a meet. Its
results were not available at
press time.
The annual CTBS tests will
be held March 25th through the
Have A Great Week!

'and General Mills box tops com-
ing in. Our school will receive five
cents for every blue cap .and
twenty-five cents for every. Gener-,
al Mills cereal box top turned In.
The deadline for both Is Friday.
March 29.
: Progress Reports'
Progress reports for the fifth
six weeks grading period will be
sent home on Friday, March 15.
If you would like to schedule
a parent/teacher conference,
please call' 227-1221.
Pre-K Screening
Pre-K screening will be held
at Port St. Joe Elementary School
on Thursday, March 21 from 9:00
a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
For more information, please
contact Joann Raffield at 229-
School Advisory Council
There will be a School Adviso-
ry Council meeting on Monday,
March 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the li-
brary. All members are encour-
aged to' attend.
CTBS Testing
Testing for CTBS will take
place March 25th to 29th. Please
make sure that your child has
two number 2 pencils, gets a
good night's rest, eats a good
breakfast and arrives at school on
Spring Break
Our Spring Break will be dur-
ing the week of April 8-12.
Career Week
Our Career Week will be held
April 15-19. During this week
parents and community workers
will share with our students their
job experiences.
Track and Field Day
The annual Track and Field
Day will be held on Friday, April
19 at the Port St. Joe High School
football stadium.

Congratulations to our-Port
St. Joe High School boys varsity
Tiger Shark basketball team who
brought home the state title with
their victory over Baker, 72-57.
Way to go Class 3A
State Champion Tiger,'
Shark pride contin-
ues to stand tall. The
Lady Sharks were vic-
torious over Blount-
stown 12-3 and the
baseball team beat
Blounistown 3-0.
The baseball team
will travel to Wewa-
hitchka Friday and
host Monticello Satur-
day at 1:00 p.m.
The Lady 'Sharks
will host. Chipley
Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Good
luck. Sharks!
A hearty congratulations 'to
Leslie Faison who has been noti-
fled that she is the first alternate.
choice in the iWal-Mart scholar-
ship competition. We're so proud
of you, Lesliel
Seniors who are interested in
applying for the Rotary scholar-
ship need to see Mrs. Witten for
the details. The qualifier is a 2.5

or higher G.P.A.
Gulf Coast admissions rep- .
resertatives will be at the'
school Thursday, March 14 (to-
day). Sign up in the guidance
office if you need to meet with
them. :
Port St. Joe stu-
dents represented our
high school well in
the Regional Science
Fair in Marianna.
Taking honors were:
Katrina Maestrl, first
place, Earth and Sci-
ence Award, also U.
S. Army Outstanding
Projects Award; Brett
Lowry, second place,
Zoology and Florida
Association of Sci-
ence. Teachers Out-
standing Achieve-
ment Award; and, Seth
Cainpbell, Outstanding Meteor-
ological Project Award. John
Rainwater received the Out-
standing Science Teacher
Award of the Florida Associa-
tion of Science Teachers.
Way to go Jennie! Jennie
Smallwood was the county win-
ner of the Intellectual Freedom
Essay Award. Next, she'll com-
pete in the regionals.

From the Principal of


High School

by Larry A. Mathes
Just a reminder that the' and 16-eighth graders.
CTBS will be given March 25-29. Our spring book fair started
Please make sure your student Monday and will continue
understands the importance of through Friday, March 15. This is
this test and does his/her best. A a great chance for students and
good night's sleep and breakfast parents to take advantage of the
would be a good way to start. opportunity to purchase good
books and to support our library.
On April 1 we will begin regis- Congratulations to our base-
tering grades 8-11 for the '96-'97 ball team for beating Liberty
school year. Since we are going tot County 5-4 in Bristol. What a
a block schedule, things will be win! Congratulations are also in
quite different. Letters will be order for our track team which
:sent home and given to students came in second in a three-way
giving specificdays and timesor meet with Bay and Mosley.
registration. Parents are Invited
and encouraged to participate in Personality pictures have
this process. been rescheduled for March 29.
SPrices vary per package.
The scheduling will be set up Important dates:
as follows: Monday, April 1- March 21-HSCT retakes
juniors; Tuesday, April 2- M 2-29-T
sophomores; Wednesday, April 3 March 25-29-CTBS
and Thursday, April 4-freshmen; April 1-4-1996-97 Registration
Monday and Tuesday, April 15 April 8-12-Spring Holidays

plorers of America." Jeremy's es-
say is on Daniel Boone and is
presented as a newspaper inter-
Jeremy and his family will be
attending the state DAR conven-
tion in Orlando where awards will
be presented.
.: Jeremy:is the son of Ronnie
and Brenda Robershaw and at-
tends Faith Christian School.
S Jeremy's "essay is presented
below for your reading enjoyment.
"Explorers of America"
Hello, my name is. John Fin-
ley, I am a reporter for the. Saint
Louis Gazette.
Mr. Daniel Boone, would you
mind answering a few questions?
I reckon I will, I need to set a
Mr. Boone, would you tell me
where you lived as a child?
Well Sir, I was born Novem-
ber 2, 1734 in Berks County,
Pennsylvania. My Pa, Squire. and
my Ma, Sara Boone, lived in a log
cabin. There were a passel of us,
younguns, eleven in all. We had
plenty of work to do since we has
us a little farm, a blacksmith
shop, and a weaving establish-
Mr. Boone, when did you first
begin to hunt and explore?
When I was a youngun of ten
Pa bought some land. Ma and I
took the cattle for'grazing and I
did a little exploring. When I was
twelve Pa gave me my first rifle
and took me hunting. Around
about 1750 we moved to Yadkin
River, North Carolina. It was
there I started hunting and trap-

Sixteen Faith Christian
School students competed with
regional schools in the Associa-
tion. of Christian School Interna-
tional Spelling Bee in Pensacola
on Tuesday, March 12. Teachers,
parents and family members
went along to cheer them on. We
will let you know next week if
they brought home any trophies.
The ACSI Spelling Bee is a much
anticipated annual event and the
contestants are all winners of
their classrooms in the respective
Representing Faith Christian
were: grade one-Jennifer John-
son and Jason Price: grade two-
Kelly Geoghagan and Michelle
Perrin; grade three-Mark Vinson
and Heather Henderson; grade
four-Lyndsey Hill and Rachel
Bixler; grade five-Katie Geoghag-
an and Andrew Perrin; grade
six-John-Patrick Floyd and Ra-
chel Geoghagan; grade seven-
Christa Dykes and Chad Goebert;
grade eight-Lennon Thiel and
Josh Bell.
Candy sales are over and our
winners appear to be Sarah
Montgomery, Lyndsey Hill, and
Jeff Schweikert. Over twenty stu-

ping. I traded skins to the Indians
for gunpowder, salt, lead and
such. -
Mr. Boone, what were some
of the places you explored?
Well now let's see, I trekked
through the North West Territory.
I don't think anyone knows these
mountains as well as I do, I even
found a way through the Appala-
chians. But the best'place I've
ever been was "Kentuck." I longed
to see Kentuck every since I
heard tell of it. So one .I set
I oti'lth ffiv"co6nskin hat anid ii-
fle. I todi-t thei'Warrior Path
through Cumberland Gap. I saw
herds of buffalo, deer, turkeys
and Indians.
Did you have any trouble
with the Indians, Mr. Boone?
I was captured anhad h to
run betwixt them while they took
licks at me with their weapons. I
made it through and they adopt-
ed me into their tribe. They even
plucked allmy hair but the scalp
lock. '
You and Mrs; Boone lived in
Kentucky didn't you?
Rebecca and I moved with
our ten younguns to Boones Bor-
ough, Kentucky in 1775. I wanted
more elbow room. We lost our:
eldest son, James, to the Indians
and our daughter, Jemina, was
captured. We rescued her un-
Well, Mr. Boone, this has
been very Interesting. Thank rou
for your time. you can read this
interview in Sunday's paper.
Mr. Daniel Boone one of our
country's most famous pioneers
passed away yesterday, Septem-
ber 6, 1820 at the home of his
son, Nathan.

ion's Ta le
News Column

Faith Christian School

dents sold at least 60 bars for a
Hardee's lunch award.
Carol Lyles, teacher of four-
year-old kindergarten at Faith
Christian, will be having surgery
on her shoulder this month. We
all wish. and pray for her speedy
and complete recovery. Karen
Seay and our K-4 aide, Alicia Wil-
liams will fill in for, Miss Carol .un-
til she is able to return to the
We look forward to having Jo-
nas Miller come to tell our stu-
dents and interested parents
about Camp Victory this Monday
morning, March 18. Camp Victo-
ry in Hacoda, Alabama, has
week-long camps all summer for
students of different age groups.
ranging from second grade
through high school. Mr. Miller
will also share the work of Chil-
dren's Bible Ministries at Faith
Bible Church on Sunday evening
at six o'clock.
The Science Fair for grades
six through nine will be held Fri-
day, March 22. Students are busy
putting their experiments in order
and compiling the results for
their displays. Visitors are always

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The Wewahitchka State Bank is sell-'
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All interested parties, please contact
Jerry Gaskin or Joan Strange at 639-
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1988 Toyota Corolla, 4 dr., 5 sp.. a/c,"
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Mexico Beach. Gifts, baskets, rod iron
stands, etc. Call 648-5903. ltc 3/14
1/2 ownershipp of Pizza Kitchen, locat-
ed in Wewa. For more Information
please call Don 639-3721. tf 3/7

Mexico Beach, Hwy. 98, gulf view, 2
bdrm., 1 1/2 ba., $450 month, 1
month security, 1 yr. lease, call 904-
230-3913. Itc 3/14
2 bedroom, 1 bath, -1034 McCleUan
Ave., unfurnished,. $300 per month.
Call 648-4021. tfc 3/14
Furnished 2 bedroom. 1 bath apart-
ment, Bay St.. St. Joe Beach, $350
month. No calls please after 8:30 p.m.
EST. 2tp 3/14
One bdrm. apartment, cen. air and
heat, energy efficient, $200 deposit,
$300 month. 229-6314. tfe 3/14

3 bdrm., 3 bath, 1 block from beach .
(St. Joe Beach), great mi., din. rm.,
S20x20 work shed, double carport, pri-
vacy fenced in back yard & deck, gas
stove, c/h&a. $500 deposit, $650
month, 1 yr. lease. Applications being
taken. Available April 1. 647-5327 or
827-2906. days 229-6566, ask for Jo.

Two bdrm., 1 bath, cen. h&a, energy
efficient. $375 month. $200 deposit
229-6314. Lfc 3/14

Waterfront for rent, 2 bdrm., 2 1/2
ba., townhome, furnished or unfur-
nished, $800 r month, 0 depos-
it, 1 year lease required. Contact Gul-
faire Really, 648-5716. 2tc 3/14

For Rent or Sale: 4 bedroom, fire-
place, 5 acres with barn, terms availa-
Sle. 639-5433 or 423-428-4505.
2tc 3/7

HouCse 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-
ly Carr, 227-2020. t. fc 3/7
2 bedroom. I bath mobile home, par-
tial fum., $250 month. $200 deposit.
2042 Trout Ave.. Highland View. 647-
3264. tfc3/7
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

BAYOU STORAGE, units for rent
High and Dry after Opal. Located on
Hwy. C-30 next to Todd Land Devel-
opment. Call 229-8397 or 227-2191.
tfc 3/7

-N need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St. Joe Furni-
ture, 227-1251. tfe 3/7

The Phantry Hotel, Rooms Private
baths. Daily or weekly rates. 302 Reid
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
emcient const., handicapped equip-
ped apts., available. Stove & refrig.
furn., fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.,
oni-site manager.
Equal Opportunity Housing Com-
Splex. Rent is based on Income.
This complex Is funded by the Farm-
ers Home Administration and man-
aged by Advisors Realty.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
tfc 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
Sba., inside laundry rm. ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7p.m.
tf' ' tic 3/7

Warehouses, small and large, some
with office, suitable for small busi-
ness. 229-6200. tfce 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. : tfe 3/7

Yard Sale: Saturday, March 16, 323
Coronado St., St. Joe Beach, 9 till ?
Yard Sale: Saturday, March 16, 106
S. 34th St., Mexico Beach. 8 a.m. to ?
Card table & chairs, Ironing board,
lots & lots of misc. items.
INSIDE PORCH SALE, 201 Mississip-
pi, 'Mexico Beach. Baby items, toys,
clothes, twin mattress set & misc.
items. Saturday. 7:30 to 12:00 EST.
Backyard Sale, 109.Monica. Dr., Fri-
day, March 15th, 8-5, Saturday,
March 16th, 8-12. Lots of everything
Rain cancels.
3 Family Garage Sale: Saturday,
March 16, 7:30 to 1. 121 Hunter Cir-
cle. Rain or shine.
Sale on Dressers. large variety of
"everything you might need". Big Barn
Flea Market & Antiques. We buy &
sell. We also buy whole estates. 227-
7410, 412 Monument Ave.

Garage Sale, 1612 Long Ave. Satur-
day, March 16, 8 a.m. 12 noon.

E-Z Serve. Asst. Managers, Sales As-
sociates, full and part-time. Pro-
gressive ,convenience store chain
seeking Full & Part-'lme employees
for all shifts. Excellent Pay and Bene-
fits. No experience necessary will
train. Call one of the following loca-
tions for interview or apply at any of
the several E-Z Service locations lo-
cated near you.
Wewa 639-2868
Port St. Joe 647-8826
Apalach area 653-8322
Bay County 785-1949
Now hiring waiters, waitresses, cooks,
dishwashers, full or part time, flexible
hours. Apply Julie's Restaurant, 222
Reid Ave., Port St. Joe. tfce 3/,14
Captains,. Mates, Engineers, ABs,
OSs, experienced Deckhands needed
for offshore oil Industry. Competitive
salary, benefits, hitch schedules. Call
IMaritime, 904-234-9900. 12tp 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
SMays or Sandy Smock today 227-
1450, Hannon Realty, Inc. tfc 3/7


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

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

.. Drywall Repair
S Stucco Repair
Just Give Us A Call :
Tim 227-8059
Lew- 227-6628 2tp3/14

RC 00389,6
SSpecializing inReroofs
SSingle-ply & Repairs
"Where quality is higher than price"
tfc 1/4

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

SResidential Custom Wood
SCommercial Industrial

A 8 R Mechanical
Security Fenaci
Albert Fleischmann FREE.Estimates
EIN #593115646 (904)1 47-4047

Small Engine Repair

Yard Care s Maintenance


Port SL Joe Lodge No. Ill
Reg. Stated Communication
1st and 3rd Thursday of each
month. 8:00 p.m..Masonic Hall,
214 Reld Ave.
Robert Redmon. WM.
Bill Jordon, Sec.
1st & 3rd weeks -Dec.

Marjorie Parker
Surrogate Secretary
Typing, Manuscripts, Correspon-
dence, Ghost Writing, etc.
Call 904-229-6023
4tp 2/15
220 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe
S 227-3183
Neiv & Used Clothing
for the Entire Family.
Accessories and Misc. Itenis. U 4/


Catherine L. Comer
ldenpendent Sales Representaane
211 Alen 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 tfc4/6

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

"The Lttle House with the Big Deals"
\ Comer of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Business: (9041 639-3Z02 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

* Pressure Washing, Houses. Mobile
Homes, Residential, Commercial.
639-3028. 4tc 2/29

Central Air
Spring Tune-Up
GW Service
Uc. CAC57169
or 904-229-3783

Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & IIsured
Lic. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call 2296326
pd thru Apnril

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

'Caring for God's Crearon'

Genesis Lawn Service'
Free Estimates honest S Depeadable
227-7406 cl2/21

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

C.J.'s law

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

Lawnmowers T
S* Weedeaters I
II *\ TillerS
Chain Saws I
*I Engine Sales I
I lI
S 706 1st St. St. Joe I
I 227-2112 I

Will keep children in my home from
ages infants to school age. After
school children and drop in's wel-
comes. Reasonable rates in a steady
environment with plenty of experience
S Parents welcome to check references.
Please call after 5:30, 229-8624.

Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box A1C, Port St. Joe,i:.'

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
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229

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

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


,i,\e Residential
'o Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
Flea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment/
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
Serving Gul Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections

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

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Scene No. iQ0003177

Foundation Piling Crane Rental
Post Office Box 624 Telephone (904) 229-6411
Fort St. Joe, FL 52457- Mobile (904) 227-6284

SLand Clearing Road Building
Stump Pulling Bush Hogging
SRootraking Fish Ponds

TL '

M eExcavation B

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

N XNEMicrosystems

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 fc 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 e
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. O. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 tc 1/4 Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Let us do the caring while you're away
Serving Port St. Joe and the Surrounding Areas
Call Joey and Marie Romanrc!
(304 ';2-1._A*4 tfc 12/14

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Public Notices

Need person for yard work, painting.
misc., etc. Call 229-6387. 2tc 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

Bartender needed. Hwy. 71 and Hwy.
386, Marie's Corer Bar. Apply in per-
son, open at I1 a.m. tfc 3/7

LOOKING for mature indMvidual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
ica- Financial Services. Take charge
.and manage a portion of our multi-
faceted business. We offer high com-
mission income potential, flexible
. hours, many other pluses. Could start
Part time. For interview, call today.
648-8565. tfc 3/7

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

POSTAL JOBS. Port St Joe Area.
$12.68/hr to start, plus benefits. Car-
riers, 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

Eight solid wood dining chairs, with
black vinyl seats, $10 each. Call 229-
.6343 after 6:00.

Smith Corona personal word proces-
sor has a spread sheet program, Word
Perfect/Lotus 1-2-3 converter, Spell-
Right. auto spell, thesaurus. As close
as you can get to a computer without
being one. Paid $250, asking $200 or
best offer. Call 227-3461 or 229-
28' Wilderness by Fleetwood camper
192. needs little repair inside. Clean
everything works, top mount air
cond., $1.000. 18' 1962 camper, air
cond., everything works, $450. 227-
3281. If no answer 227-6702. Titles
free and clear. Itp 3/14

Spacious computer desk with hutch.
Excellent condition, $100. Call Rick
at 229-8222 or 229-6098. Itp 3/14

2-pc. black leather living suite, excel.
cond., $150' brown leather recliner.
$40; dinette set w/4 chairs, $40. 648-
4202. Can be seen at 207 Louisiana
Dr.. Mexico Beach. Ite 3/14

Two electrically adjustable Wonder
beds, 38"x80", 8600. One kitchen ta-
ble, 3'x5'. 4 chairs, $100 (almond).
Call 648-8561. 2tp 3/14

Hospital bed for for person in need.
Royal cash register w/counter. $130..
Call 647-3496. Itp 3/14

"Test Rite" brand, too box, with draw-
ers & tool chest, w/casters. The tool
box fits on top of tool chest, good
cond.. $25. Some 'Spalding" brand,
gold clubs w/bag for clubs. Set of
irons & 2 woods (#3 & #5). Entire set,
will not sell individual clubs, good
cond. $55; Black & Decker bench top,
drill press, variable speed, good
cond., $65. Victor adding machine.
desk top size, good cond., $30. Old
type "Steamer" trunk, fair cond.. $15.
Approx. 24"x32" painted picture of a
white-tailed buck. standing in forest.
on artist's canvas, not framed, very
good cond.. $20. Brown briefcase.
new cond., $40. Call 647-8187.

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.
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-HOSE. tfc 3/7

3 becooms, 2 baths. Land: 1/2 acre
SPECIAL FEATURES: Prestigious neighborhood near golf
course, bricked Florida room with jacuzzi hook-up, pri-
vate master suite with walk-in closet and bath, double
pane windows and ceiling fans. Price includes: range,
refrigerator and dishwasher.

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

Adorable Maltese pups, one male, one
female, AKC registered. 227-1420 af-
ter 4:30. 2tp 3/14

Black lab/golden retriever puppies. 8
week sold. first shots and worming.
Well socialized, used to young chil-
dren. Contributions welcomed to cov-
er cost of shots. Trades / barters con-
sidered. 229-6066. Itp 3/14

Wanted: 2 year old male Sharpl. 648-
5306. 2tc 3/14

AKC reg. poodles. Two apricots, one
black, one silver, 904-785-5332, leave
message. 2tp 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 Romanelli. 229-1065.
tfc 3/7

Fishermenl $18.000. 1/2 acre well-
elevated. Prime building lot. Half mile
to best river fishing in Panhandle.
Owner will finance w/one-third down.
Hannon Realty. Call Sandy Smock
227-1450. Itc 3/14

Waterfront for sale. 2 bedroom town-
house, 38th St.. nice. Mexico Beach.
Call 904-648-4740 or 205-332-8123.
4tc 3/14

Corer lot on Doc Whitfleld Road,
86,500. Close to fishing, camping,
hunting. Hannon- Realty. Call Sandy
Smock 227-1450. Itc 3/14

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, 852.000 nego-
tiable. Call 647-8081. tfc 3/7

Investor Potential $49,500. Block
rambler with huge fenced yard, 12'
above grd 'pool & attached 'garage'to
remodel- for 8rd bd/bath suite. Quiet,
nice neighborhood. Hannon Realty.
Call Sandy Smock 227-1450.'
Itc 3/14

The Best of Both Worlds! COUNTRY
LIVING on beautiful Wetappo Creek
(Gulf County) and only 6 miles from
THE BEACHES. 3 bdrm.. 1.5 bath.
DR. LR, Ig. FL rm. & laun. rm. cen h/
a. ww carpet. stone fp. on secluded 1/
2 acre.w/deeded, access to boat land-
ing and campground facilities.
865,000. 648-8334. 2tc 3/14
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

Second tier $29.900 beach access lot.
Gulf view, comer lot. 1/4 acre in
Treasure Shore. No commercial devel-
opment just miles of sand and sunl
Hannon Realty. Call Sandy Smock
227-1450. Itc 3/14

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

1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekvlew Subd.. with sep-
tic tank & well. $2.5000 down,
$132.16 mo. Call Geroge. 229-6031.
tfc 3/7

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




2109 Palm Blvd. $82,500


3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Land: 1 1/2 lots PORT ST. JOE
SPECIAL FEATURES: One story block rambler with in- 227-1450
ground pool, auto. filtering system, special hurricane i
protection awnings, thermal windows, ex. Ig. family
room, central heat and air. Price includes range, dish- SANDY SMOCK
washer, carpet and blinds.

The Boardwalk, Cape San Bias, 3
bdrm., 2 ba. 'house, Idft, 3 decks.
647-3828. 8tp 2/8

Mobile home lots, 1/2 acre plus, near
Port St. Joe High School. Call Leonard
Costln, 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/l

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

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. tfe 3/7

Building, the American Legion Build-
ing located at Third St. and Williams
Ave, Port St. Joe. 2700 sq. ft.,
875.000. 647-8066 or 648-8669.
tfc 3/7

2.73 acres 'for sale at Sunshine
Farms, comer lot. $15.000 negotia-
ble. 827-2379. tfc 11/9

For sale by owner: two story new
home. 2048 sq. ft.. 3 bdrm.. 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm.. 22'x16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/flreplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch. 12'x16'
until. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon.
229-6411. tc 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/full baths upstairs. 24 cli-
mate-controlled mini-storage units
upstairs and down. -Best location in
town for detail outlets. Call 1-800-
800-9894. tfc 3/7

Half acre lots Tor sale, Hwy. 386,
Overstreet, Creekview Subd.. $500
down. $96.48 per month, 120,
months. Call and leave message. 229-
6031. tfc 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 ofWewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 3/7

SALE, nice stucco 3 bdrm., 2
be.; Lanal w/heaed opoj; g-
age & storage btldg. i10,QQO.
206 Narvaez L S
tfc 3/7

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.

IN RE: The license to practice land surveying and
mapping of
Donald F. Mowrey, Jr.
312 lola Street
Port St Joe, Florida 32456
SPost Office Box 838
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456-0838
SCASE NO. 92-13173
LICENSEr LS 0001999
PLACE: Formal Hearing
Gulf County Courthouse. Law Lbrary
1000 5th Street. Highway 71
Port SL Joe. Florida
The Department of Business and Professional
Regulation has fied an Administrative Complaint
; against you. a copy of which may be obtained by
contacting. Attorney Miriam S. Wilkinson,
Department of Business and Professional
Regulation, 1940 N. Monroe Sreet. Tallahassee.
Florida 32399-0782. (9041 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 II. 1996 at 9:30 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: 19041 257-6097.
.1-800.958-8771 rTDD) or 1-800-955-8770 V). via
Florida Relay Service.
4tc. February 29. March 7. 14 and 21, 1996.
Representative of the Estate
of Horace Alien,
Svs. CASE NO. 95.214-CC
unknown spouses, heirs. devisees.
grantees, credtors, and all other parties
llming hby. through, under or against
S him or the estate and their respectie
unknown slsgns. suoessors In interest.
trustees and all clamants, persons or
parties, natural or corporate, or whose
exact legal statru is unknown, claiming
under say of the above named or
described Defendant or parties or oanlg#
to he 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 SL Joe, 'Gulf
County. Florida, as per plat thereof on file
at th office of the Clerk of Court.
Shas 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 ile the original with the'Clerk of this
Court either before service on Planti's attorney or
Immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be.
entered against you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
SDATED this 27th day of February. 1996.
BENNY C. LISER. Clerk of Court'
By: // Constance Redd, Deputy Clerk
4tc. February 29 and March 7, 14 and 21. 1996.
a/k/a H. L B6zemanJr.. a/k/a/
Henry L Bozeman. Jr.. a/k/a/
Henty L Bo eman, a/k/a/ H. L Bozeman.
;.'- Deceased.
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered in the
'-,rstate of HENR' LARSON BOZEMAN 'JR..

Florida certified Senior Companion /
Caregtver 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

2002 Monument Ave. $109,900


3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Land: 1/4 acre
SPECIAL FEATURES: Double' French door entry, double
car attached garage w/auto. dr., ceramic tile baths, master
suite w/private bath and walk-in doset, cen. h/a. Price
includes cooktop, wall oven, refrigerator, washer, dryer.




deceased. File No. 96-0003-CP. by the Circuit
Court for Gulf County. Florida, Probate Division.
the address of which is 1000 Ffth Street. Port St.
Joe. Florida 32456; that the total cash value of.the
estate is 820,03500 and that the names and
addresses of those to whom it has been' assigned
by such Order are:
Route 1, Box22. ,
Wewahnlchka. Florida 32465
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is
served within three 13) months after the date of the
first' publication of this notice must fle their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent must fle their claims with
The first publication date of this Notice is
March 14. 1996.
Attorney for Petitioner
Charles S Isler. Il
Charles S. Isler. III. P. A.
434 Magnola Avenue
Post Office Box 430
Panama City. Florida 32402
Linda F. Bozeman
Route I, Box 22
,ewahitchka. Florida 32465
2tc. March 14 and 21. 1996.

Notice is hereby given that. pursuant to Chapter
865.09 Florida Statutes, the undersigned intends
to register with the Division of Corporations.
Department of State the fctitious trade name
under which it will be engaged in business and In
which said business Is to be carried on, to-wit
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: Pate's Service & Tire

MAILING ADDRESS. 216 Monument Avenue, Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456.
OWNER (S): James M. Mock and B.'R. Williams.
2c., March 14 and21. 1996.
Sealed proposals will be received in the office of
'the City Clerk. 305 Fifth Street. Pork St. Joe.
Florida. 'until 4:30 pim. April' 15; 1996., or
furnishing and delivering F.O.B.. Port SL Joe.
Florida. 1-100 hp motor as outlined in the.
speifications pertaining thereto.

Sandlewood Blvd. $79,900

3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Land: 339 Acre, Corner
SPECIAL FEATURES: Beach house w/3 decks, steps to Gulf.
and Bay, wet bar in bedroom, sliding glass doors to all decks,
frame,2 story home only 5 years old. Price includes: range,
refrig., dishwasher, microwave, carpet, drapes and blinds.

Tom Todd

Realty, INC.

Specifications and bid documents may be obtained
from the City Clerk's Office. 305 Fith Street Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456, telephone (904) 229-8261.
Monday. through Friday, between 8:00 am. and
5f00 p.m. Bids will be publicly opened and read at
8:30 p.m., April 16. 1996. In the Fire Station
Conference Room. Port SL Joe, Florida. The City
reserves the right to accept or reject any or all
bids. or' to select the Bid felt to be in the best
' Interest of the City.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis. City Clerk
Itc. March'14,1996.
CLEO SCOTT GUNN File Number 96- 1
Deceased. Division: Circuit
The administration of the estate of Cleo Scott
Gunn, deceased. File Number 96-11. Is pending in
the Circuit Court for Gulf County. Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which Is Gulf County
Courthouse. Port SL Joe. FL 32456. The names
and addresses of the personal representative and
the personal representatives attorney are set forth
All persons on whom this notice Is served
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the personal
representative, venue, or Jurisdiction of this Court
are required to file their objections with this Court
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is
served within three months after the date of the
first publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their claim with this
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is March 14. 1996.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Carroll L McCauley
36 Oak Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401
Telephone: 904-769-0276
Florida Bar No.: 112229
Personal Representative:
H. Fred Scott
318 Harrison Avenue
Panama City. FL 32401
2tc. March 14 and 21. 1996.









GULF ACCESS, 2 BR, 2 ba. access to gulf & POOL. Completely furnished!
Has great rental potential for investor. View of gulf & bay from upper deck.
REDUCED $118,000.'
townhomes 'in excel. cond. Furnished. Great sunset view of Gulf. Open &
screened decks. Great rental potential for investor. $95,000 to $135,000..
3/2 HOME HAS GULF & BAY ACCESS. Excellent condition. Most fur-
nishings will stay. Extra lot included. Concrete parking. Large deck. Storage
room on ground level. Priced at only $110,000.
GULF VIEW, Large lovely home with deeded access to gulf. 4 BR, 4 ba. 2,000
sq. ft., open &* screened decks, fireplace, heat recovery system, satellite TV,
2 car enclosed garage & concrete parking. Price $169,000.
GULF ACCESS, CAPE SAN BLAS, 2 BR, 2 ba. home REDUCED to only
$82,900. Being sold furnished. Has open deck and deeded access to beach.
GULF FRONT, 3/2.5 TOWNHOME. Fully finished. Great rental potential
for investor. Access to association pool. Beautiful beach plus fantastic sunsets.
Price REDUCED to $148,900.
ST. JOE BEACH, FOUR TOWNHOMES, 2 BR, 1.5 bath each. Across from
dedicated beach, unobstructed view. $68,500 to $79,500.
GULFAIRE, 101 TRADEWINDS DR. 3 BR, 3 ba. split level, super master
suite! energy efficient, decks galore! Gorgeous view. of your private beach!
.PORT ST. JOE, 1911 JUNIPER AVE. Executive home on two comer lots. 3
BR, 2 ba. PLUS. Approx. 1950' sq. ft. $110,000. ,
CHIPOLA RIVER- LET'S GO FISHING! 110' on river by 400' of huge tall
oaks, pines & blueberries. Travel trailer with 12x12 screened porch. Great hide-
away. $29,900.
GULF FRONT, 150' on the gulf!! approx. (1.73 acre). Fantastic view of the
gulf. Approx. 150' of land behind the Coastal Construction Control Line.
GREAT SUNSETS. Super location for investment property. Reduced to
GULF FRONT. Large secluded tract (house on one side ..bayou on the oth-
er). Beautiful view of the gulf and bayou plus loads'of vegetation. Lovely build-
ing site for an investment property or.full time residence. -OWNER.
FINANCING W/25% DOWN. Priced at $250,000.
ST. JOSEPH BAY, Approx. 492' of bay front. Reduced to $125,000.
VACANT LOT, 8th St. and Marvin Ave. 127x175' @ $16,500.00.
NEW LISTING, BEACON HILL, Two lots 100'x120' approx. on Hwy. 386
and 100'x120' approx. on Lucia Ave. $39,900.
,BEACON HILL, OLIVE ST. Two cleared lots with septic installed.
REDUCED $20,000.
Mexlco Beach, Oleander Ave.' Lot 50'x150. Half block to dedicated beach.
MEXICO BEACH, TEXAS DR. Lot w/septic tank, 100'x108', $15,000.

Tom Todd Realty, Inc.

HC 1 Box 150, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 ii

800-876-2611 or 904-227-1501 L
Thomas M. Todd, Licensed Real Estate Broker

Fantasy Properties, Inc.

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

Saturday, March 16, 10:00 a.m. 3:00 pm;. EST, 9411
Auger Ave., Beacon Hill. 3 bdrm., 2 ba. home, cen.
h/a, fenced lot. Stop by for coffee and see this nice
Some, $79,900. .
Mexico Beach, 201 3rd St. Everything redone this year! New
appliances, ch/a, custom made adjustable shelves kitchen cab'-
inets! Nice size 3 bdrm., 2 ba. concrete block home with Florida
room and 2 large screened porches, large lots. Has storage
building. Must see! $89,900. ::
Gulfaire Subd., 203 Beacon Rd. Absolutely beautiful! Large gulf
view, 3 bdrm., 2 ba. home. Has big deck, fireplace,.ch/a, heat
pump. Spacious master bedroom has exquisite bath with
jacuzzi. Also sun porch with gulf view off master bedroori.
Immaculate and in A-one condition. Lots of amenities. Must see!
Great price- $177,000. i
Port St. Joe = 1034 McClellan. s6GOGQ-to $45,000. 2 bdrm., 1
ba., good location, corner lot, garage.
,Beachslde Mexico Beach, 32nd St. Single family brick 3
bdrm., 2 ba. home with carport and screened porch, furnished,
Miramar Dr., duplex Excellent view LR/DR, large kitchen, 2
bdrm., 1 ba. each side, plus .concrete parking, furnished,


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