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: August 21, 1997
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Box USA Closing Port St. Joe Plant

Another Blow Struck AtLocal Industrial Workers!

Moving Bulk of Operations

To Dothan, Alabama Plant

Will Close Local Doors

In Month of November
Sometimes it seems, "if it weren't for bad news we'd have no
news at all."
News that Box USA plans,to close its Port St. Joe plant
adds another 85 workers to the long list of jobs lost in the area
Box USA announced its plans Tuesday, stating that it will
redistribute the Port St. Joe plant's business to four other Box
USA plants in the south Birmingham, Alabama; Dothan,
Alabama; Lake Wales, Florida; and Stockbridge, Georgia. Of
those, the Dothan plant will be substantially expanded and re-
The geographic location of the plant and economic
distribution of the corrugated box product produced was the
major factor in the decision-making process to close the plant,
according 'to General Manager Ralph Roberson.
Roberson estimated the plant would be phased out by
November 1 (just ovey two months).
"Some employees will be given the opportunity to relocate
where positions are available," he added.'
Negotiations with the United Paperworkers International
Union will begin Thursday to determine a closure settlement for
hourly employees and a severance package will be offered to all
salary employees.
Plans are to transfer the sales staff to the Dothan plant,
selling for all four of the Box USA plants mentioned above,
according to Roberson. .
Box USA acquired the plant in June of 1996 when they
*' purchased all 18 of St. Joe's box plants. They also entered into
a partnership agreement with Stone Container, under the name
of Four M, to purchase a share of the St. Joe paper mill.
Box USA president and CEO Jerry Adams said the plant
closure was part of the company's southeastern strategic
initiatives that will take place over the next few months. They
follow similar reconfigurations Box USA has undertaken in
southern California. The firm also announced- plans to develop
a "super plant" to service the North and South Carolina mar-
It is the tenth largest corrugated packaging company and
the largest independent converter in the country, generating
annual revenues in excess of one half billion dollars.

The corrugated
container plant which has
operated in Port St. Joe-for
nearly 50 years will soon
cease production qfter the
plant's new,owners '.
determined that it should
be closed to make their. A
container operation.. yA:
function more profitably.
The plant's operations
were conducted in the
familiar building shown
The bottom photo
shows the sign at the
entrance to the plant,
listing MBox USA" as one of
the occupants on the
street. As of November, the
sign,. as well as the plant
will be there no longer.


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City and County Officials Discuss City's Recycling Needs

Port St. Joe City Commission-
ers held their regular meeting on
Monday evening, rather than
Tuesday, this week since board
members were heading to
Orlando to attend the annual
League of Cities meeting Tuesday

This year's meeting will focus
on ecrionomic development-a sub-.
ject the commissioners are keenly
interested in, considering the
series of shutdowns, layoffs,
downsizing and restructuring

that has impacted the area during
, recent months.
During the board's meeting,
commissioners discussed their
recycling program with .county
commissioners whom they had
invited to attend. They were par-

New Direction is Sought in Marina
A new direction in financing get things moving toward don- Port St. Joe city commission-
the Port St. Joe marina project struction of the estimated $3.5 ers, marina committee members,
may provide the needed boost to million dollar facility. representatives from the Federal

Marina, City officials meet with ARPC and RDA representatives to arrange marina financing.

ticularly interested ini negotiation
, for a portion of the county's recy-
cling grant funds. City commis-
sioners had requested $30,000 of
the $74,000 grant.'
County commissioners had
denied the request, but agreed to

Rural Development Agency and
the Apalachee Regional Planning
Council met last Thursday to dis-
cuss the process of acquiring a
low interest loan from the Rural
Development Agency.
The Community Facilities
Direct Loan Program is designed
to help rural communities
through low interest loans (4% to
5% for approved : projects) said
Glenn Walden, RDA program
During Monday evening's City
Commission meeting, commis-
sioners formally decided to file
pre-application forms for the RDA
loan program and send along with
the application current environ-
mental information, construction
plans, and an analysis of busi-
ness versus recreational use of
the proposed marina. They also
decided to slow down bidding the
project until October 1 when they
will have an answer on the loan
Time is of the essence as the
board considers all of its options.
The $675,000 EDA grant
approved for the city's use has a
deadline of March 28, 1998, and a
$200,000 grant acquired through
the Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce has a December dead-
(See MARINA on Page 3)

meet and further discuss the
County Solid Waste Director
Joe Danford reviewed the coun-
ty's use of the funds. He explained
that most of the money was bud-
geted for use at Five Points land-
fill to "preserve landfill space" for
use by the entire county. $33,367
of the funds is set aside for
salaries for the recycling work
crew foreman and a portion of the
Solid Waste Director's pay.
During further discussion,
City Commissioner Charles
Tharpe outlined the city's recy-
cling program and its dependency
on prison work crews and recy-
cling funds in order to be feasible.
Tharpe and Mayor Johnny
Linton pointed out that the grant
was written as a joint venture by
Wewahitchka, Port St. Joe and
the county.
County Commission Chair-
man Nathan Peters, Jr. said work
done at the Five Points Landfill
does serve all three entities.
Extending the life of the landfill is
our number one priority, he said.
Mayor Linton defended the
city's recycling program as the
wave of the future and a probable
state requirement in years to
come. He suggested the two par-
ties get together and further
workshop the recycling programs
in an effort to work together.
Wastewater Treatment Plant
Not Sold
Comm. Charles Tharpe told
those present at the meeting, "The
city has not sold the Wastewater
Treatment Plant." Furthermore
he stated, "if we did consider sell-
ing the plant it would be a public
(See DISCUSS on Page 6)

Phone Co.

Makes Last


In what is hoped to be the
light at the end of the tunnel. Port
St. Joe-based St. Joe Communi-
cations has said that It "antici-
pates no further position elimina-
tions affecting Gulf County resi-
dents". The announcement was
made Tuesday after the most
recent terminations of personnel
affected by the announcement of
the automation planned for the
company's operated services func-
During the last several
months, St. Joe Communications
and its three telephone company
subsidiaries, St. Joseph Tele-
phone & Telegraph Company,
Gulf Telephone Company and The
Florala Telephone Company, Inc.
have been undergoing a corporate
realignment and restructuring to
prepare for competition and new
customer service opportunities,
according to company officials.
This realignment and restruc-
turing, through voluntary and
involuntary actions affecting both
non-union and union employees,
has resulted in the elimination of
approximately 100 positions from
a total of over 270 positions with-
in the four companies when the
process began. While other tele-
phone companies throughout the
United States have been going
(See LAST on Page 3)


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We Need It!

WE MUST HAVE STRUCK a raw nerve two weeks ago with
our editorial on the proposed marina for Port St. Joe and the
seeming lack of positive action being taken. We realize these
things take time progress at a snail's pace [and this would
be if the project were proceeding at full speed ahead].
It seemed to us that no positive action being forthcoming in
a six month period needed looking into. But our chagrin at the
[seeming] lack of accomplishment was aimed as/much at the
state departments responsible for permitting such installations
as it was at the city commission for seeming to fail to demand
such positive action of the state agencies.
WE APOLOGIZE IF WE were premature in expressing such
an opinion, but that is the way it seemed to be coming down to
us. We knew the hold-up was on the state level but we had
heard no threats coming from our camp, nor any alternative
plans. You must admit that's the job of the city fathers, to prod
and cajole state agencies into action or find alternative ways to
accomplish what you want for your community if things don't
seem to be happening.
We especially regret that Mayor Johnny Linton felt we were
aiming directly at him when we unleashed our verbal cannon-
ball. Johnny has always been a good friend and as far as we're
concerned, will continue to be.
THE TIMETABLE FOR THE good things to happen for the
marina project is fast running out. We suppose you could say we
are getting nervous. We know how much a marina will benefit us
here in Port St. Joe, and we hate to see a golden opportunity
slipping by without every effort [whoever is responsible] being
taken to take advantage of it.
We have since learned that just last Friday you made an ef-
fort at securing financing for the project. A viable effort, we
might say. We hope good things come out of your conference
with potential financial people. Whether or not it works out, we
are glad to see efforts being made at alternative sources of fi-
nancing, rather than leaving all our eggs in one basket, patiently
TRUE, THE CITY will have some financial responsibility in
receiving the grant we have set aside for us. True, the grant
money available won't build the complete marina as it has, been
designed. The money the city has already spent on the site, de-
veloping it, will go a long way toward matching the grant money.
We don't propose-nor does anyone else we know of propose-
encumbering the city to build the entire marina right now. What
we do propose is an all out effort by our city fathers to secure fi-
nancing from some other source [such as you have recently
made overtures to do]. We need that marina!

Opportune Time

THE FORMATION OF AN economic development committee
for Gulf County seems to be getting off to a good start at just the
right time. The committee appointments are mostly accom-
plished;.thechairman is named, and the committee-.seems to.be
practically ready to begin their deliberations and get at the busi-
ness of attracting new payrolls to Gulf County. .
We could certainly use them.
Just don't become discouraged If the committee fails to at-
tract another paper mill to the county, or even anything the size
of a paper mill. It's the big payroll and the devastation the lack
of it can cause to a small county such as Gulf, which prompted
the formation of the economic development committee in the
first place.
WE MENTIONED THE PRESENT being an opportune time-
to form such a committee, although we fail to see why we didn't
do this long ago.
The Lieutenant Governor of the State. of Florida visited in
Port St. Joe for a short while last Monday. During the course of
making his several "off-the-cuff' remarks to those who gathered
to greet him, Buddy MacKay mentioned in passing that the state
was trying to adopt a stance of approving permits in advance for
sites set aside for industrial development. This can be a valuable
tool for such a committee to use.
The first thing which must be accomplished before any de-
velopment can begin, is the permitting of the site on which it will
be located. Such permits generally take a long period of time, es-
pecially on a site which is marginal to begin with. Getting this
roadblock out of the way can mean a great deal to Gulf or any
other county.


College, is, some twenty-eight
years after I graduated,, educating
me all over again. And if you think
that's redundant, you ought to
see how often I'm reaching into
my billfold here lately.
Many of you warned me. "Kes,
you won't believe the high
expense associated with college
these days."
"It costs an arm and a leg just
to get 'em enrolled-then you've
got clothes and food and books
and gas money .. ."
'We had to take out a second
mortgage and we've only got one
in school. Kes, someday you'll
have two."
"Have you started saving ....

I'm an idiot! I sympathized
,with all of the above., I genuinely


Sticker Shock!

appreciated their concern and
honesty and openness on my
behalf. But you see, It wasn't my
kids. It wasn't my second mort-
gage. I 'bout half listened. It
couldn't really be all that bad.
Folks just tend to exaggerate
when their children are involved.
It'll work out when the time comes

Yeah, get a clue collegiate
Somehow I was depending on
these stoic institutions of higher
learning to be caught up with
educating my child. I assumed
their sole purpose was the teach-
ing, nurturing, molding, shaping
of that impressionable young
mind entrusted to their care. They
would center all their fantastic
resources on developing the com-
plete being ..........
Come to find out-they only
wanted my money
It's a business! It's a big busi-
'Course, you know the differ-
ence between a business and a

big business-the big business
gets Its money up front.
We got the welcome-to-our-
your-son-letter and the bill for the
lirst semester tuition on the same
day. My wife went on and on
about the big, southern mansion
that was the hallmark of the col-
lege and the ivy covered walls and
the traditional classrooms 'and
the hundred and fifty year old\bell
tower . I fainted.
"Cathy, this can't be right!
What about his scholarship?"',
I "Just think how much' ,t
would be if he didn't have that
No. I'm not falling into that
trap. They're not going to put me '
on bread and water for four years',
and make me think I'm getting a,
good deal! .
The scholarship is just the
teaser to get you in their store. It's
like the '96 Blazer for eight thou-
sand that gets you to the lot. "I'm
sorry, Mr. Colbert, that Blazer
just sold . but you're in

luck, I can let you have. today
only. this little two year old Yugo
for a mere twenty-three grand. It'll
go anywhere that Blazer will on
half the gas. You re saving all the
way around. It's a peach. Only sL\
thousand down, don't worry
about that little dent-the boys in
the shop can slap it right out. .

Three professors could take a
year sabbatical in Europe on the.
tuition I paid last year. And you,.
wouldn't believe the room and:
board--Julia Child must be cook-'
ing for them! Listen, I have to pay
25 dollars extra for him to park a
vehicle that I didn't even want to
buy him in the first place That's
like paying for the popcorn at the
movie-if they are getting $8.50 a
head, they ought to be throwing
free popcorn at tis. as we walk
through the door.
' h After we signed up. we were
,hit with the additional Activity
Fee. I told him to "cease and
desist" from all activities. And we
(See KESLEY on Page 3)

First They "Lunched" and Then They "Launched"

WE CARRIED A news article
in last week's issue of The Star
about the county and city officials
meeting for a hurricane prepared-
ness conference with state Emer-
gency Management officials about
what to do in case a hurricane hit
The gathering ate supper at
5:00 p.m., and then launched
onto the job at hand. First, 'they
"lunched" and then they
"launched". The state director
must be Baptist, since they had
to eat at their gathering.
Joe Myers is director of the
state Division of Emergency Man-
agement, and he attempts to
make it around to a little get-,
together with Gulf County's emer-
gency management force each
year, giving them all the latest
horror stories about how danger-
ous a hurricane can be [which we
all know from experience].
They can destroy property.
They can cause fatalities and in-
juries. They can attribute to
flooding. They can be the reason


By Wesley Ramsey

insurance firms stop writing cov-
erage on waterfront property.,

they can be, aren't exactly the
epitome of strong winds. They
might cause great damage, flood-
ing and a host of other difficul-
ties, but they don't bore us to
They are anything but boring!
Even the most mild of hurri-
canes can attract the public's at-
tention without even half trying
or even threatening to come your
way. They demand attention.
Just the presence of a hurricane'
in the Gulf of Mexico can be the

cause for all radios and television
sets to be left on the weather
news. We are all interested in see-
ing what or where the hurricane
is going to affect with its bluster-
ing winds.
A small hurricane can attract
almost as much interest as a
large hurricane.
Just mention the word "hur-
ricane" and you immediately at-
tract an interested audience.
We're smack dab in the mid-
dle of the hurricane season here
on the gulf coast of Florida and
we're all keeping a listening ear to
the ground for word of one.

all is caused about this time of
the year by college football fans.
You can guarantee their "wind"
will be an unending source of hot
air and their "blows" will be dev-*
There's one thing you can
count on around here, Florida
State University, the University of
Florida, University of Georgia,
University of Alabama, University
of Auburn, University of Missis-
sippi are all going to win the na-
tional championship this year. I
have this on several sources of
good authority. None of the above
mentioned schools can miss
See what I mean by a suffi-
ciency of hot air?
They can't -all win the cham-
pionship. That's a physical im-
possibility. Good sense made me
arrive at that conclusion, but who
uses good sense when bragging
about one's favorite football

Thursday, Pat Floyd told all of us
at the Rotary Club meeting just
how the Gators were going to go
about repeating this year. He told
us that when nobody believes it!
Pat went on to report that the
team this year would be the
greatest thing to happen since
the self-starter on automobiles. I
used that analogy since Pat told
us of the great number of self
starters on this year's Gator foot-
ball team.
Pat told about the great crop
of wide receivers on tap to take
Reidel Anthony's place. They were
on tap, but they haven't reported
to play yet. That's what he said
Then he reported the team
had a plethora of quarterbacks. I
think his words were, "'We're
loaded in the backfield, including
quarterback, with good players."
Not a word about one or two
standing out from the pack and
assuring the leadership role.
Maybe, they're going to quarter-
back this year by committee.

His description of his beloved
Gators went on to report that the
linebacker and defensive back po-
sitions were all "solid". Whatever
that means. No definite names,
just the descriptive word, solid!
I thought defensive back and
linebacker positions were better
described as "mobile". If you had
a depth of players in these two
positions who were "hostile and
mobile" you were in great shape!

see if Pat's prognostications turn

out to be a true description of the
Gators and whether they will ac-
tually repeat the winning of the
national championship or not.
In the meantime, just what
does he think the FSU Seminoles,
War Eagles, the Alabama Crim-
son Tide or "Ole Miss" are going
to be doing? Who knows, Tennes-
see may just "volunteer" for the ti-
Notice that I didn't mention
the University of Miami "Hurri-
canes". We don't want any.

USPHS 518880
Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Co. of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Second Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe. FL

Wesley R. Ramsey....Editor & Publisher, President
W illiam H. Ramsey ..........................Vice President
Frenchie Ramsey ..........Treasurer, Office Manager
Shirley Ramsey..........Graphic Design/Bookkeeper

Send Address Change to
Post Office Box 308
Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308
Phone (904) 227-1278



TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in
advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable
for damage further than amount received for such advertise-
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is
thoughtfully weighed. The .spoken word barely asserts; the
printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost;-,
the printed word remains. f

St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
August 22 2:49 a.m. H 1.2 11:05 a.m. L 0.8
August 23 3:21 a.m. H 1.5 1:37 p.m. L 0.6
August 24 4:08 a.m. H 1.6 3:01 p.m. L 0.4
August 25 5:02 a.m. H 1.8 4:04 p.m. L 0.3
August 26 6:00 a.m. H 1.8 4:59 p.m. L 0.3
August 27 7:00 a.m. H 1.8 5:49 p.m. L 0.3
August 28 7:59 a.m. H 1.8 6:36 p.m. L 0.3


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First Annual "Scallop Day" Set for August 30

Port St. Joe is gearing up for its first,
ever, "Scallop Festival" which will be held
next Saturday, August 30, in Frank Pate.
Park. The festival will celebrate the ending
of a successful scallop season in St. Joseph
Bay. Scallops are harvested in only two bod-

ies of water in the state of Florida--St. Jo-
seph Bay and Steinhatchee-with the most
productive body of water' being St. Joseph
Bay. The festival will feature many activi-
ties, entertainment, arts and crafts booths
and plenty of good food including-Scallops!

Marina L C continued frmPage.1,
line. :: money?", Commissioner Charlie process could be complete within
"Assuming all goes well with Norton asked. 90 to 120 days. He based his opti-
the application, when can we RDA official Glenn Walden mism on the fact that the city
have a commitment for the seemed optimistic that the does have an approved plan.

100% of County's Seventh Graders Immunized

Dear Mr. Ramsey:
Effective with the 1997/98
school year, children entering,
attending or transferring to the
seventh grade In Florida schools
are required to complete vaccina-
tion series against hepatitis B, a
second dose of measles vaccine
(preferably MMR). and a tetanus- .
diphtHeMa booster. ,...,. 4 '-
S. By the e: of e .1996-97
school year, due to the hard work
S of the Gulf County Health
Department clinic and school
health staff, and the Gulf County
School District staff. 97% of all
sixth grade students in the public
school system had begun the
immunization process.
At this time, 100% of all pub-
lic school seventh grade students
in Gulf County have met these
ImmunizaUon requirements.
We would like to take this
opportunity to thank the parents
for their cooperation in meeting


(From Page 2)
paid extra for the Academic
Enrichment Fee. I kind 'a figured
the forty-eleven thousand "down
payment" we'd already sent in
had enriched them, enough!
Apparently notl There \was a,
Special Fee added for BIO 10201
and another for PHY 11101. And
then Josh called, "Dad. I've met
this girl." '
"Well, don't take her to a
movie . .but if you do. she's
buying her own popcorn!"
Colleges love to talk about the
wonderfully bright future, the
"unlimited horizons" of our chil-
dren's up coming, years. They
don't dwell mi]ch on the bank-
ruptcy of the 'old, broken down,
worn out parents.
Most universities now offer a
.Tuition Management Systems'
Pre-paynment Plan. I can't afford .
the "nominal additional service
charge" that goes with it. They
laughed when I asked about their
Post-payment plan.
And this fall I'll have a double
shot of "'higher learning" as my
youngest son takes the big step
toward unleashing his potential.
I'm not sure who's getting educat-
ed the most here .. .but I know
who's paying.
I told Jesse he can't park, eat,
sleep inside, do any activities, buy
books, be enriched, date, take
If you don't fight back big
business will run right over you!
I called Josh's advisor to
check on group rates-he was in
Rome for the summer.
V Amazing!
Two in college at the same
time. You think about that! I've
got to decide if I'm going to give up
the bread .... or the water

this state requirement and pro-
tecting our children from these
serious, preventable diseases.
Recently, free athletic physi-
cals were provided at the Gulf
County Health Departments for
students of Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka middle and high
schools. Approximately 335 were
We would like to thank the
following Gulf County health care
professionals who donated their
time and services to assist our
health department clinicians,

Carol Sutton, M.D. and Cindl
Judkins, ARNP, In this communi-
ty service: Charnette Carroll,
ARNP and Mario Rankin, PA,
Wewa Medical Center; Bill Wright.
PA, Gulf Pines Medical; and Ken
Plumley. PA, Cypress Medical
Any questions regarding the
immunization or school health
programs should be directed to
the Gulf County Health
Department at (850) 227-1276.
/s/ Douglas M. Kent, M.P.H.

The District II Juvenile
Justice Board will hold a meeting
on Thursday, August 21 (today).
at 9:30 a.m. (ET). The meeting will
be held at Jim's Steak House,
located at 4473 Lafayette Street
(Hwy. 90) in Marianna.
The public is welcome and
encouraged to attend the meeting.
Each local Juvenile Justice
County Council has a voting
member on the district board.
Membership in the local Juvenile
Justice Councils is open and
there are no membership fees.
For more information contact

your local Juvenile Justice
County Council chairperson or
Chris B. Canty. District Board
and Council Coordinator at (850)

or other DISASTER
229-9110 229-911-1 229-9112

Many of the environmental hur-
dles, which 'could bog down the
application's approval have been
cleaied, he observed.
One requirement that could
stand in the way is that at least
-51% of the RDA financed portion
of the marina must be for busi-
ness or industrial use.
Marina committee members
and commissioners agreed that
would not be a problem. When
grant funds are subtracted from
construction costs, approximately
$2.5 million dollars would
remain. This figure is what would
be borrowed from RDA. While
using a formula based on boat
slip rental, and percent of pur-
chases at the marina, business
usage could be easily verified.
Board Attorney Billy Joe Rish
said charter boats are waiting in
line to rent space in the marina
and use the service store com-
Increases Economic
..- The combination of low inter-
est money, grant funds, and the
acquisition of the Hess property
by the city would vastly improve
the economic feasibility of the
marina's operation. If the city
decides to proceed with the above
loan process, the marina project
would present an attractive pack-
age for a prospective lessee or
This is not the only iron
warming in the fire for the city. -
They will continue to consider
other options to build the marina
including the possibility of an
investor taking its construction
and operation. Some interest has
Seen expressed by more than one
group, but no formal negotiations
have taken place.


From Page 1
through similar transitions for a
number of years. change was slow
in coming to St. Joe.
Actions taken by St. Joe In
connection with the modification
of Its telecommunications strategy
are designed to produce Improved
and expanded customer services
and competitive efficiencies by the
use of technological innovations
and a reconfiguration of the com-
pany's network design.
Some of the most recent job
eliminations include the operator
services group at St. Joseph
Telephone & Telegraph Company
which now will begin automation
of its operator and directory assis-
'tance functions. According to
company officials, St. Joseph Is
one of the last telephone compa-
nies to have not already done this.
This recent move has Involved
union employees, and a union
representative spoke at the City
Commission meeting Monday
evening requesting the assistance
of the city in saving these 21 jobs.
According to company offi-
cials they are trying to assist ter-
minated workers by setting up job
assessment workshops and help-
ing workers find other places of
Recent months have been dis-
mal for Gulf County workers as
families have experienced the five


In the photo above, Sheriff Frank McKeithen displays pack-
ages of cocaine discovered washed up on Cape San Blas beaches.

Quantity of Cocaine

Washes Up On Beach

Something quite unusual was
washed up on the beach at Cape
San Bias. 2.2 Ib.s. of cocaine, with
a street value of approximately
$75.000. was discovered on the
sand near the Stump Hole by a
local citizen. This Individual re-
ported it to the Turtle Patrol, who
then contacted the Sheriffs Of-

fice. It was promptly turned into
U.S. Customs officer. Dan Mike-
Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen believes It to be part of
a shipment which has washed up
along the Gulf Coast from Na-
varre to Shell Island and now
Cape San Bias.

Part, Full Time Correctional

Officer Classes Beginning.

The Criminal Justice Training
Academy of Gulf Coast
Community College will conduct a
part-time Correctional Officer
Basic Standards course m Port
St. Joe beginning Monday.
August 25 at 6 p.m.. EDT. This
course will meet four nights a
week, four hours a night, through

month shutdown of Florida Coast
Paper Company with its accompa-
nying ripple effect, downsizing by
the telecommunications industry,
and the most recent announce-
ment of the November closure of
Box USA and its resulting loss of
85 jobs.

mid-March 1998. .
A full-time Correctional
Officer Basic Standards course
will be held at the Southport
range facility beginning on
Monday. September 8 at 8 a.m.,
CDT. This course will meet five
days a week, eight hours a day,
through early December.
Correctional Officer Basic
Standards is required in order to
be eligible for the state certifica-
tion examination for correctional
These courses require
advance application as well as a
written entrance test.


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Southern Military Wedding Unites Alison

A. Lowrey
With an aura of quaintness
and serenity in the beautiful, his-
toric Trinity Episcopal Church in
Apalachicola, aglow with soft can-
dlelight and afternoon sunbeams
filtering through the half-shut-
tered windows, Alison Anne
Lowrey and First Lieutenant
.Christopher Michael Long, United
States Marine Corps, were united
in marriage on Saturday, J ily 26.
Alison is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Quin Collier Lowrey of
Port St. Joe and the granddaugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Preston
Edwards of Canton, Mississippi,
Mrs. Dewitt Lowrey of Panama
City, and the late Dewitt Lowrey.
Christopher is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Carol H. Long, Jr., of
Spring Hill and the ,grandson of
Mrs. C. H. Long and the :late C. H.
Long, and the late Mr. 'and Mrs.
Joseph E. Faraghan, all of
Reverend R. C. Warren,
cousin of the bride, officiated at
the three o'clock double-ring cere-
Reflecting their storybook
courtship, the storybook setting
for their Southern military wed-
ding was one of radiance and sim-
plicity. In the sanctuary, large
wicker baskets of pastel summer
garden flowers-larkspur, lilies,
monte casino, alstromeria, ger-
bera daisies, and baby's breath-
accentuated the altar railing,
heavily banked with ferns.
Similar loose arrangements,
reminiscent of the bride's favorite
wildflower bouquets from'
Christopher, flanked the cross
atop the front altar. A candle col-
lection of numerous, varying
brass candleholders resting upon
a Battenburg lace cloth, inter-
spersed with ivy tendrils, high-
lighted the altar table.
Unadorned brass spiral can-.
delabrum graced the sides of the
altar. Votive candleholders and
fresh ivy enhanced the beauty of
the nineteenth century church's
glass windows..
Traditional prenuptial music
was presented by the church"
organist, Dr. R. B. Watkins.
Soloist David Lowery's splendid
rendition of "Sunrise, Sunset" and
"The Lord's Prayer" touched each

Michael Paul Watson
Megan Michelle Dean

Jullanne Dean and L. David
Dean are happy to announce the
upcoming marriage of their
daughter, Megan Michelle Dean,
to Michael Paul Watson, the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny D. Wat-
The bride-elect is a 1994
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School and a 1995 graduate of
Gulf Coast Community College.
She Is currently employed as a
Certified Dental Assistant by Rex
E. Harrison D.M.D. in Panama
Her fiance is a 1993 graduate
of Altha High School and attend-
ed Chipola Junior College. He is
presently employed by Frank
Snowden Land Surveying as a
Michael and Megan are to be
married on September 13 at 3:30
p.m., ET. Their wedding will take
place at the Beach Baptist Chapel
in St. Joe Beach. All friends and
family are invited to attend.

and 1st Lt. Christophi
heart with introspection and and waist by rows of ivory satin
solemnity, ribbon.

Lady guests Were escorted to
their pews on the arms of.six U.S.
Marine Corps lieutenants from
Whiting Field Naval Air Station,
friends of the groom, who served
as ushers and swordsmen. They
were Chris Batts, Mike Guess,

The gown's back bodice fea-.
tured a long row of covered satin
buttons, subsiding in a profusion
of satin rosettes attached to a
small beribboned bow. The bouf-
fant, ribbon-edged skirt of silk,
organza fell gracefully from a

First Lieutenant and Mrs. Christopher Michael Long

Keith Knutson, Aaron Echaberg,
Andrew Lamont, and Sean
Zukowski. Stephen Lowrey, the
bride's brother, also was an
Heralding the wedding party's
arrival at the church, the couple's
parents were given military
escorts to their pews to a winsome
.wedding tune performed on bag-
.pipes by Rebecca Baltas. a musi-
cian from McGuire's Irish Pub in
The stunning bridesmaids,
attired in chic. fitted summer yel-
low floor-length gowns with large
keyhole openings down the bodice
backs, preceded their fnend down
the aisle. They were Anna
Bietenholtz. the bride's long-time
best fnend, maid of honor; Joy
Ringsred. a close friend, brides-
maid: and Kathleen Long, the
groom's sister, bridesmaid.
The bridesmaids carried con-
temporary nosegays of green,
lavender, and multi-colored hues
of hydrangea blooms, centered by
single yellow gerbera daisies and
nestled in lavender tulle.
The groomsmen were hand-
somely attired in. classic double-
breasted black tuxedos and bow
ties. Gregory Long served, his
brother as best man, and the
groomsmen were his best friends,
Eric Petersen and Jason'
Reynolds, from Spring Hill.
The bride's mother wore a yel-
low floor-length two-piece ensem-
ble -featuring an intricate lace
overblouse and a gored skirt. The
groom's mother also wore a two-
piece floor-length sheath suit of
powder blue Italian satin. Both
mothers carried. nosegays of
hydrangea blooms and single ger-,
bera daisies.
Entering on the arm of her
father to the strains of the tradi-
tional wedding. march, Alison
joined her tall, dashing groom,
attired' in his Marine Corps uni-
With her blonde hair falling
softly at shoulder length from
beneath her pearl and reembrol-
dered lace headband veil of ivory
illusion, the bride was radiant in
her classic, simple gown. The
ivory sleeveless gown featured a
bodice of Italian satin, enhanced
by lace appliques and seed pearls
and outlined at the neck, arms,

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Blountstown, Florida

BEAUTY PAGEANT Blountstown High School
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basque waistline, trailing into a
slight, sweep train.
She wore pearl earrings, a gift
from the groom's father to his
mother when they were newly-
weds. Christopher presented his
bride with a matching pearl neck-
lace to wear on their wedding day.
Flowers for her elegant hand-
tied nosegay, as well as;,hoseof
the-other attendants, were care
fully chosen by the bride from
local gardeners. Allson's bouquet
featured green and lavender
hydrangea blooms, interspersed
with peach porceleria roses and
Ivy embedded in a nest of ivory
tulle, with cascading streamers of
complementing ribbons.
Carol Faison, a family friend,
custom-designed the lovely wed-
ding and reception flowers for the
The wedding party's quick
recessional was made to
"Scotland the Brave" on the bag-.
pipes. The Marine ushers' then
posted each aisle, initiating an
orderly recession of the guests
from the church to wait under the
massive oak at the doorsteps for
the Arch of Swords.
After pausing on the church's
portico' for the "Marine Corps
Hymn," rendered on bagpipes' in a
military tradition, the couple
watched as the six swordsmen on
the steps raised their swords,
then turned their blades to the
wind, welcoming their descent
through the arch.

er M. Long
In a surprise move, the
Marines formed a sword barri-
cade, wherein the groom was
Instructed to kiss his bride. Not
until the third kiss was the unit
satisfactorily impressed and the
couple released. Lieutenant Keith
Knutson then announced to the
bride. "Welcome to the Marine
Corps, Mrs. Long," and planted
the traditional sword swat across
her derriere.
The impressive military wed-
ding was directed by Charlotte
The Reception
The couple and wedding
guests were feted at a reception
following the service across the
street at Coombs Hodse Inn, a
beautifully restored Victorian
mansion. The doorstep to the inn
was festively decorated with its
railings swagged In ivory tulle and
silk hydrangeas. A grapevine
wreath of summer flowers and
berries on the door beckoned
guests to enter.
Arrangements on the con-
soles in the large foyer carried the
same summer garden motif as In
the church. A silver Victorian fan,
vase of flowers ornamented the
bride's book table. A focal point as
guests reared the dining room
was the magnificent staircase,
with banisters resplendent in
shimmering clear lights, poufs of
ivory tulle, ivy, and simple wed-
ding bows. .
Decorations at the church
and inn were beautifully arranged
for the day by the bride's mother's,
friends,. Ruby Knox, Martha
Weimorts, Debi Taylor, Ann
Comforter and Frann Smith. '
The dining room's food tables,
in yellow cloths overlaid in white
Battenburg lace, held center-
pieces of fresh flowers and silver
candlesticks. They were laden
with an assortment of hor d'oeu-
vres, sweets, mints, anr punch
prepared by the bride's aunt,
maternal grandmother, mother,

Haleigh Alyce McDaniel
Announce Birth
Jessica -White and Jimmy
McDaniel are proud to announce
the birth- of their baby girl,
Haleigh Alyce, on July 16th., She
weighed seven pounds, six and
one-half ounces and was 21 inch-'
es long.
Her grandparents are James,
S. and Ima Jean White of Port St.
Joe and Paul and Mary McDaniel
of Wewahitchka. Great-grandpar-
ents are James A. and 'Sarah
White of Port St. Joe, and James
G. and Joyce McDaniel and Way
and Sondra Dickens of

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Feted With Bridal Shower
The fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church was
the setting' for a bridal shower on July 17th in honor of the for-
mer Alison Lowrey. Alison married Jeremy Long on July 26th.
Those pictured, from left, are Patricia Lowrey, the mother of the
bride; Alison, the honoree; Kathleen Long, the mother of the
groom; and the groom's, sister, Kathleen Long.

and friends. Centering the buffet
was an enormous fruit cascade
created by the bride's cousin,
Anna Burkhardt, of Mississippi.
The groom's cake, a chocolate
replica of a deer, was central to
the decor on the food table serving
outside guests. All outside 'tables,
including those under the garden
tent, were covered in floral fabric
overlaid with ecru cloths.
Bouquets of fresh flowers in vases,
'dressed with gold netting and
hand-tied with metallic ribbon
embellished the garden setting.'
Champagne was served on
the veranda by the bride's, uncles,'
Charles and William Edwards, of
Mississippi. -
Vocalist Charles Gaskin
entertained the outside guests
with a selection of country love
songs. The couple engaged in
their first dance and were toasted
by the best man while visiting
with guests on the veranda and
under the tent.
Servers and hostesses for the
occasion were as follows: Kim
Thomas. Joy Griffin. Jenifer
Oakes, Anna rBurkhardt.
Jacquelyn Oakes and Whitney
McFeron, Morgan and Davis
Burkhardt, Margaret Ozborn,
Gladys Edwards, Doris Rouse,
Sue Phillips, Martha Weimorts,
Sarah Turner, Ann Comforter,,
Debt Taylor, Ruby Knox and
Frann Smith.
Exiting Coombs House amid
gusts of bubbles being blown :by
guests, the bride, dressed casual-
'ly in a sleek-fitting cream'
pantsuit, and the groom traveled
to Seaside for a brief 'honeymoon
before moving to Jacksonville,
North Carolina where the groom
will be a public affairs officer at
Camp LeJeune and the bride will
pursue a career in environmental

Prenuptial Events
On the eve of the wedding, the
groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
C.H. Long, Jr., entertained the
wedding party and relatives with
a candlelight rehearsal dinner, at
the Gibson Inn. The guests
.enjoyed a delightful professional
video made from photographs of
'the couple featuring their child-
hoods and their courtship.
The bride was surprised on'
April 12 with a Victorian tea
shower In the Blountstown home
of Virginia and Anna Bietenholtz.
Hostesses for the party were Anna
Bietenholtz and Joy Ringsred.

Guests included Alison's friends
from Blountstown and Tallahas-
The groom's brother and sis-
ter, Greg and Kathleen Long,
hosted a pool party and barbecue
at the Long's home in Spring Hill
on July 12 in honor of the bridal
couple. A special guest, of the
evening was the bride's mother
from Port St. Joe who was intro-
duced to a large gathering of the
groom's family members and
friends from the Spring Hill and
Tampa areas.
A lovely calling shower was
given on July 17 at the fellowship
hall of the First United Methodist
Church for Alison. Her special
guests- were the groom's mother,
Kathleen, and his sister,
Kathleen, from Spring Hill, who
enjoyed meeting Alison's host of
friends and teachers.
Hostesses for 'the occasion
were Martha Sanborn, Judy
Williams, Linda Gilmore, Phyllis
Altstaetter, Sarah Franklin, Vicki
Abrams, and Carolyn Rish. Their
gift to the bride was four salad
plates in her holiday china.:
Close friends of the bride's
mother feted the bride and her,
attendants with a bridesmaids'
luncheon in the party room at.
Julie's restaurant on the day'
before the wedding. The elegant
affair featured a delicious salad
The bride presented her
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4 Psocids What To Do About

This Flourishing Pesky Insect

We continue to get calls, and
probably will through the months
of August and September, on a
small brownish-black insect
called the tree psocid (also called
tree lice or tree cattle). This has
been an active year for this insect.
When its on a tree, it has the
habit of forming a dense, massive
web (in some cases from the
ground to the end of branches).
because this webbing can be so
massive, many gardeners call,
fearing that they may lose their
tree to some new "fungus". In fact,
there is little to be concerned
Large numbers of adults and
nymphs are commonly observed
on the trunks of many trees. Oaks
and large citrus are favorite host
trees for the insect. Psocids con-
struct a fine silken web which
protects the maturing insects
from rain and predators. The
shiny web is normally the first
sign of the insects observed by the
Psocids do not attack the
tree, but feed on lichens, fungi,
and decaying organic matter. No
*f chemical control measures are
The adult psocids are brown-
ish-black in :color and approxi-
mately one-fourth inch long. The
wings are brownish in color with
white markings. They extend well

Express Appreciation
The family of Edna Adams
wishes to express their apprecia-
tion to their many friends and
family members who support
them during this time of sadness.
They appreciate all the calls,
cards, visits, food and prayers for
their family.
The Family of Edna Adams

Patricia Johnson

Patricia Is Four! ,
On August 4th, Patricia
Johnson turned four and cele-
brated. her birthday on Friday,
August 8th with her classmates,
teacher (Miss Hazel), and her
Gran at K.I.D.S. with a big.
Pocahontas cake. Patricia lives
'with her Gran, Betty Johnson, of
Mexico Beach. '

beyond the body and appear roof-
like over the body.
The nymphs are wingless and
also brownish in color, when the
webbing is disturbed, the insects
all move in a group'. They are
commonly called tree cattle
because of this herding habit.

The adult female psocid lay
their eggs in clusters on leaves,
branches, and trunks of trees.
After hatching the nymphs begin
to feed. Both adults and nymphs
remain together under the silken
webbing. There are several gener-
ations each year.

"Excellence in Education"
As part of First Union's "Excellence in Education" program,
the local bank has adopted the students, faculty and adminis-
tration of Port St. Joe Md4dle School for the 1997-98 school
year.,In the photo above, bank representatives Johanna White
and Debra Brumbaugh (to right) present Principal Carolyn Rish
(on left) with the first of many "goodie bags" delivered to the
staff last week. Throughout the year, First Union employees will
be involved in various projects, including company-paid volun-'
teerism, to complement the school's education efforts.

Kayla Lucile Lihdsey ,, ,
Kayla Celebrates 1st
Kayla Lucile Lindsey celebrat-
ed her first birthday at Frank Pate
Park recently. She is the daughter
of Louis and Kyle Lindsey.
Kayla is the granddaughter of
Pelo and Mary Jane Lindsey, Joe
and Becky Nugent and Lucile
Strickland. 'Her great-grandpar-
ents are Louis and' Ida Belle
Lindsey and Luquita and Eddie
Wayne Whitfield.

Patricia Johnson

"Oh yeah

life insuran.

by: Roy Lee Carter
Gulf County Agent

Couple To Wed
Bert and Janie Lanier an-
nounce the forthcoming marriage
of their daughter, Connie Lanier,
to James Jenson, the son of Al
and Ilene Jenson. The two will be
married on Saturday, August
30th at 1 p.m., CT.
The ceremony will take place
at Westside Baptist Church in
Wewahitchka. A reception will fol-
low in the fellowship hall. All
friends and family are welcomed.


Doll Show and Sale

The Greater Panama City Doll
Club is pleased to announce 'its
6th Annual Doll Show and Sale.
The theme for the show and sale
this year is "Treasures Old and
New," and the collection will con-
tain a variety of both old and new
dolls, as well as teddy bears and
other toys.
The show will be held at the
Holiday Inn Select (Mall Room.
2001 North Cove Boulevard) in
Panama City. The show and sale
will take place on Saturday, Au-
gust 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission is $3.00, and children
ages 12 and under will get in free.



H & R Block Income Tax Course Beginning
Soon in Port St. Joe and In Panama City
H & R Block will offer an Income Tax Course starting September
8, 1997. Morning, afternoon, evening, or weekend classes are avail--
Classes are taught by experienced H&R Block tax instructors.
Certificates of achievement and continuing education units are
awarded graduates completing the course. Qualified graduates of the
course may be offered job interviews with H&R Block, but are under
no obligation to accept employment.
Registration forms and brochures can be obtained by contacting
H&R Block, 257 West 15th Street, Panama City, FL 32401, or calling
(850) 785-0482. In Port St. Joe call 227-1558 on Mondays.
4tc, 8/14/97

cSpecial Thanks
The Merchants Association
wants to express a-special thank
you to the following businesses
who sponsored the Reid Avenue
Redevelopment Celebration fea-
turing Zoo World, concession
attractions and to the volunteers
for a job well done.
The businesses include
Carpet Country, Billy Carr:
Chevrolet, George Boyer Signs,
Costin's Bookkeeping, Duren's
Piggly Wiggly, Tom Todd Realty,
Inc., Wewahitchka State Bank,
Citizen Federal Savings and Loan
and Jeanie's Let's Knit Yarn Shop
Books and Christian Supplies.

Gulf Co. Seniors
Conduct Outreach:
The. Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association will be con-
ducting "Outreach" in the
Wewahitchka area on Wednesday,
August 27th, beginning at 10:00
a.m., as they continue to locate
and inform people, ages 60 and
over, about the services they have,
to offer.


Cont'dfrom Page 4
bridesmaids Anna Bietenholz, Joy
Ringsrecd and Kathleen Long
Victorian bags ,of bath products
and silver bud vases .as memen-
She also provided a delicious
bridesmaids" cake from which
each bridesmaid and several sin-
gle, guests .: engaged.,., in the
Victorian custom of ribbon
pulling. As each young lady
pulled a silver charm from within
the cake, her fortune was told,
depending upon the charm she
pulled. Fortunately, the bride
pulled the wedding ring charm,
which predicted she would ibe the
next to marry.
Hostesses for the occasion
-were Lewana Patterson, Sarah
Turner, Debi Taylor, Martha
;Weimorts, Ann Comforter, Frann
Smith-,and Ruby Knox. They
delighted the bride with a lovely
.gift of pewter salad serving pieces.


. .

Alexandria Nicole Sewell
Look Who's One!
Alexandria Nicole Sewell cele-
brated her first birthday on Au-
gust 20th. Alexandria is the
daughter of Marvin and Cheryl
Sewell of Maysville, Georgia and
the granddaughter of Paul and
Marlene Sewell of White City, and
- Don and Jane Woods.


Phone (904) 227-1133

For life insurance -
Being in good hands is the only place to be.

Proceeds from the show will
be donated to United Cerebral
Palsy of Panama City.
For more information or deal-
er contract information call: Doll
Castle (June or Marie) at (850)
872-0092, Donna Phillip at (850)
874-9802 or Celia Fain, Doll
Show Chairman at. 904-785-2967
or 785-7389.

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Report Faults National Weather Service Plan to Close Southern Headquarters

Graham, Mack Urge Commerce Department to Abandon "Dangerous" Proposal

In early April, U.S. Senators
Bob Graham (D-FL), Connie Mack
(R-FL), Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-
TX), Congressman Clay Shaw (R-
FL), and a bipartisan coalition of
legislators asked the General
Accounting Office (GAO) if the
National Weather Service was jus-
tified in their attempt to eliminate
the Southern Regional Head-
quarters Office. The answer,
according to a GAO report issued
last week, is a resounding no.
In order to achieve budget
savings in Fiscal Year 1997, the
National Weather Service (NWS)
had proposed consolidating its
four regional headquarters in the
continental United States--cur-
rently located in Fort Worth
(Southern), New York (Eastern),
Kansas City (Central), and Salt
Lake City (Western)-into three.
This action would transfer
oversight of Florida, Alabama and
Georgia-three states at great risk
of violent tropical weather-to the
Eastern Headquarters, which is
already responsible for the
Carolinas, mid-Atlantic coast,
New England, and parts of the
Great Lakes region.
A detailed GAO risk analy-
sis-which the NWS failed to con-
duct before announcing its con-
solidation plan-Indicates that
:closing the southern headquar-
ters would actually result in near-
ly $700,000 in additional costs for
FY1997 rather than reducing

That information, combined
with many emergency manage-,
ment officials' adamant opposi-
tion to southern headquarters
closure, has led Senators Graham
and Mack to urge NWS abandon-
ment of its proposal until safety
concerns are adequately ad-
"It makes. no sense to spend

taxpayers' money on a plan that
may endanger their safety," said
Graham. "Anyone who lived
through Hurricane Andrew or the
many other storms that have bat-
tered Florida understands the
crucial function of early, accurate
weather prediction, and it is vital
that we support the professionals
who are performing that task."
"I am extremely disappointed
that no risk analysis was con-
ducted by the National Weather
Service before they made the deci-
sion to close the Southern
Regional Office," said Mack. "In
their attempt to save administra-
tive dollars, the NWS has poten-
tially put the lives and economic
well-being of Floridians at risk,
That's wrong. We know from expe-
rience that weather can kill and
that it can cause tremendous
damage to our property and our
"The federal government
should not proceed on any course
that puts the lives and property of
Floridians-and Americans-in

Jeopardy," said Graham. "I look
forward to working with
Commerce Secretary Daley to
ensure that this principle is part
of the National Weather Service's
continuing efforts to modernize
and improve its services."
"The GAO study merely con-.
firms what we have been saying
all along-before any major deci-

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Sale Sept. 29th
The .Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be serving those deli-
cious taco salad plates on Friday,
September 29th from 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. Delivery may be made to:
local businesses or you can pick
one up at Frank Pate Park or the
Senior Citizens Center located at
120 Library Drive. The .plate will
consist of a large salad with'
ground chuck, lettuce,, tomatoes,
cheese, chops and a mild sauce
plus iced tea for only $3.50.'
Please call 229-8466 to place

Varied Activites Are

Offered for Seniors,

The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Center has much to offer
the residents of Gulf County
through its ,many ,ongoing "pro-
grams at the new location adja-
cent to the Gulf County Library in
Port St. Joe.
During this, the hottest part
of the year, area seniors will find
the very spacious center to be a
most comfortable air-conditioned
place to visit. It is open from 8
a.m. until 5 p.m. and iced tea and

coffee is made available for all vis-
itors during the day.
Other enjoyment opportuni-
ties include a pool table on which
to compete with friends, new and
old; a quiet room where reading or
visiting is plentiful; an arts and
crafts area; and exercise equip-
ment for a vigorous work-out.
Meals are served at the new
location Monday through Friday
(excluding holidays) beginning at
11:30 a.m. If you plan to partake
of the dinners, you are asked to
call 229-8466 to make reserva-
An Informative monthly
newsletter is published land ,is
always available at the reception-
ist's desk. Donations to the pro-
grams are appreciated and food
stamps are accepted.
Persons who need transporta-
tion to the center are asked to call
229-8466 for more information
and 'assistance. "
S The Gulf County Sdhior
Citizens urge all seniors to escape
the heat and spend a pleasant
day in a cool and friendly atmos-
In' addition to the new center
in the courthouse complex in Port
St. Joe, two others are available
in Gulf County. One center is
located in White City at the First
Baptist Church and another in
Wewahitchka on East River Road.

sions are made by the National
Weather Service regarding weath-

er forecasting, an adequate risk
analysis must be done," Mack

said. "The NWS should not be
playing chicken with our lives."

Local Educator Is Part of

National Leadershi

Rodney Herring, student
council advisor at Port St. Joe
High School, was chosen this
summer to serve as a Senior
Counselor at the National
Leadership Camp in Castine,
Six counselors were selected
,to provide the student delegates
with an opportunity to acquire
leadership skills and personal
growth that will enable them to
successfully serve in their posi-
tions of responsibility. In addition
to Herring, the counselors were
picked from Colorado, Indiana,
Maine, Texas and Wyoming.
All phases of the National
Leadership Camp program are
under the direction of the
National Association of Secondary
School Principals. Over 100
young people attended this year's
SNLC, from 28 states.
While the delegates were not

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"We're not selling nor even
thinking about selling the plant at
this time," Mayor Linton added.
"No formal discussions to sell,
the plant have been held with
Florida Coast Paper Company."'
Florida Coast has expressed
interest in the plant and is sched-
uled to hold a workshop discus-
sion session with the commission
next Wednesday, August 27.
The Wastewater Treatment
Plant was built in 1972 by the city
and has operated through the
city's ownership while overseen
by the tripartite committee (repre-
sentatives of the paper company,
Arizona Chemical and the City of
Port St. Joe.)
Payment for operation of the
plant has been divided propor-
tionately between the three par-
ties while owned and operated by
the- city. Of those expenses,:
Florida Coast and their predeces-
sor, St Joe Paper Company, have
been responsible for approximate-
ly 96% of the plant's affluent
processed and its corresponding
operating costs.
Commissioners estimate the
plant to have an appraisal value
of somewhere between $50 to $60
million dollars.
In Other Business
*Adopted an ordinance con-
cerning animals running at-large
and established a civil penalty for
*Heard first reading of.an
ordinance regulating and restrict-
ing operations of skateboards,
roller blades, roller skates or bicy-
cles within -certain areas of the
*Granted a variance to Laura
Adams for her dog grooming busi-
ness to have four outside kennels
for daytime holding pens.
*Decided to allow the
Optimist Club to use the Stac
House every other Saturday night
(7:30 to 10:30) to hold youth
*Heard from Downtown
Revitalization Committee Chair-
man Wayne Taylor who suggested
the board consider hiring an over-
seer to supervise maintenance of
the downtown area.
*Board Attorney Billy Joe
Rish advised the board that the
city has consistently exceeded its
state water allocations of 300,000
gallons daily. Rish is negotiating
with Florida Coast Paper
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matriculating through a rigorous
leadership curriculum, they were
treated to a detailed ship and har-
bor tour, a launch outing among
Castine's myriad lobster traps
and sailing vessels inside the bay,
and hiking excursions to numer-
ous historical sites and colonial
While traveling to Maine,
Herring took advantage of the
opportunity to visit many of the
places, which he covers in his
American History classes at Port
St. Joe High School.
He toured Monticello, the
intriguing home of Thomas
Jefferson, and several Civil War
battlefields, including Manassas,
Winchester, Gettysburg, arid
Appomattox. In awe of the beauti-
ful forests and farms along the
Blue Ridge and Catskill
Mountains, Herring opted that his
favorite place to visit had been
Gettysburg, which he describes
as a true place of reverence, per-
haps the most hallowed ground in
America's past. ;
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From the Florida Sheriffs Association

Well, it's that time of the year
again It's the time that both vet-
eran students and young "first-
timers" begin a school year that
will end sometime next summer.
Are there some special safety
and security issues that parents
need to concern themselves with
at the start of the school year?
You bet there arel While this list
does not address every possible
concern, it's a great checklist that
parents and children can follow to
make sure that they're using
basic safety techniques.
*Work out a safe route to and

from school with the aid of your
parents. Routes should be
planned to minimize street cross-
ings, with attention paid to those
crossings where a crossing guard
is present. Avoid parks, vacant
lots and open fields where there
are not many people around on a
regular basis.
*If you're walking, try to trav-
el with a brother or sister, friend
or neighbor when possible.
eMemorize your home
address and telephone number,
and the telephone number of a
parent at work. Learn how to use
9-1-1, and do not hesitate to call

9-1-1 when you think you need to
do so.
*Never talk to strangers or
accept gifts or rides from
*If a stranger asks you to help
them "look for their lost dog or
cat," tell them that you are sorry
that you cannot help, because
your parents are expecting you
home immediately. Then, head for'
home or some other safe place.
*If you bike or skateboard to
school, always wear a helmet.
*If you're home alone after
school, check in with a parent or
neighbor as soon as you walk in
the door.
*Call your parents or a trust-
ed adult friend if you plan to stay
late after school.
*If you see anyone doing
something that makes you
uneasy or you think isn't right,
like a stranger hanging around a
playground; a bigger kid bullying
around younger children; vandal-
ism, report it to a teacher, your
parents or another trusted adult.
*Check the safety list for chil-
dren which has been presented,
and do what you can to insure
that they can comply with all of
the safety tips which are recom-
*Teach children to obey all
traffic signals, whether walking,
biking or riding the bus, and
remind them of the special haz-
ards associated with bad weather.
*When carpooling, deliver and
pick up children as close to
school as possible.
*If your. child is home alone
for a few hours after school set up
rules for locking doors and win-
dows; answering the door or the
telephone; and the allowable
activities. Agree on rules govern-
ing having friends visit while no
adult is at home.
*Take time to talk with your
child and listen closely to their
concerns, feelings and fears about
people or places that scare them,
or make them feel uneasy. Tell
them to trust their instincts. And,
take complaints about bullies and
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Sharks and Gators Set to Kick Off

Kick-Off Classics Are Scheduled For Next Thursday and Friday Evenings

Once again, 'it's time. for '
Friday night football. Both of our
county teams begin their seasons
next week in a pre-season kickoff,
classic game.
The Wewahitchka Gators will ,
play on Thursday, August 28th, at
Munroe with a kickoff time of 6:00

CT. The Sharks will host Liberty
County on Friday, August 29, at
7:30 ET. All tickets are $4.00 at
the gate.
With Port St. Joe dropping
down from Class 3A to 2A, this
year's matchup between Port St.
Joe and Wewahitchka. has the
potential to be much more inter-,

testing. This year's Gulf County
championship game has been
moved from the first game of the
season to the last and could
decide the district champion as
well. The district will be com-
prised ofApalachicola, Carrabelle,
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka.
Port St. Joe .High School ath-

letic director and head football
coach, Chuck Gannon, has
informed The Star that reserved
tickets can be purchased for:,
$5.00 each.
Next week an in-depth look at
the strengths and weaknesses of.J
the 1997 Gator and Shark lineups
will be given.

A Seminole Club
Meeting Sept. 6
The Gulf Coast Seminole
Boosters will be having their first
football party and membership
drive at St Joseph Bay Country
Club on Saturday, September 6th
beginning at 7 p.m.
Light snacks will be available
during the F.S.U. vs. Southern
Cal game while watched by those'
present. A donation in the
amount of $5 per person is
requested at the door.
Kenny Wood, the club's presi-
dent stated, "this is a dual pur-
pose event. We want to enjoy the
game as a group and maybe pick
up some new booster members in
the area. Everyone is welcome to
come and join us."

Shark "100" Club Organizing

For '97-98 School Sports Season

Port St Joe High School's
athletes won, for the second con-,
secutive year, an unprecedented.
trio of state championships dur-
ing the 1996-97 school year-bas-
ketball, track and baseball. In the
previous school year, the student-
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Also, the Sharks have drawn
tremendous respect from com-,
petitors and others across the
state after receiving, for the-fourth
consecutive year, the Fred E.
Rozelle 3A Sportsmanship Award.
This amazing honor, unparal-
leled by any other Florida school's
athletic program, was accom-
plished through the dedication of
the coaches and athletes involved,
along with tremendous communi-
ty support.
A substantial portion of the
support given each of Port St. Joe
High School's athletic programs is
drawn from the Shark 100 Club.
The. level of their success,
under the leadership of Athletic
Director Chuck Gannon, relies to
a large degree on the community
patronage they receive. The Shark
100 Club provides assistance to

all the boys and girls athletic pro-
grams to ensure their continued
success. ., ;
Become a part of the number,
one public high school sports pro-
'gram in the State of Florida today,
by making a $100 contribution to:
the Shark Booster Club, P. 0. Box
524, Port St. Joe, FL 32457.
Your membership includes a
Shark 100 embroidered cap and a
reserved parking pass for all
home football games in the fast
approaching season. Additionally,
your business or personal contri-
bution will be so noted on the rear'
cover of each home football game
program distributed this year.
According to club president,
Ralph Roberson, your member-
ship items may be picked up' at
the Athletic House on Reid

Gulf Rifle Club Pistol Matches

'The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
two pistol matches, a PPC (police
pistol combat) and a bullseye
match, on Saturday morning,
August 23rd. Registration and
set-up will start at 8:30 a.m. and
the PPC match will, begin at 9:00.
The bullseye match will follow its
conclusion. Both matches will be

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or semi-autos and each match
will consist of 60 rounds.

The club held their monthly
.22 rifle matches last Saturday
morning. The BR-50 match was
won by Houston Whitfield with a
score of 3,170 and John Winfleld
was second with 2,175. The
metallic silhouette match was
won by John Fadio with a score of
27 targets and Houston Whltfield'
was second with 24.

These matches are challeng-
ing to shoot and all rifle and
handgun shooters are invited to
compete. The club continues to
hold trap shoots starting at 6:30
p.m. on Sunday and Thursday
evenings. All dove hunters are
invited to come out and get in
some practice before the season
starts. Call 229-8421 for addi-
tional information about. any of
their shooting events.

Annual Gator.
Gathering Sat.
The Panhandle Gator Club
will hold its annual gathering
Saturday, August 23rd beginning
at 7 p.m., ET, at the Visual Arts
Center in Panama City.
All Gators and friends are
invited. The guest speaker will be
Davis Lamm of the Sunshine
Sports Network. For more infor-
mation, contact Wayne Parrish at

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PSJPD Planning,
A Bicycle Rodeo
The Port St. Joe Police
Department will sponsor a
"Bicycle Rodeo" at the Washington
Recreation Center/David W.
Jones Memorial Gym on
September 6th from 10 a.m. until
4 p.m.
The day will cover competi-
tion in bicycle riding skills and
knowledge, of rules of the road.
Trophies and certificates will' be
Bicycle safety inspections.
including assistance with minqir
adjustments,, engraving and
recording information for theft
prevention and recovery, will be
performed also at the rodeo.
Those participating are asked
to bring a parent's driver license
number for engraving purposes.
All parental assistance during the
day will be greatly appreciated
Children wishing to partici-
pate need to call the Port St Joe
Police Department to sign up so
that they can plan the day's
events accordingly. Those who
show up on the day of the rodeo
will be welcomed also. Also, if you
have a riding helmet bring it with

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Privilege Cards are used to sup-
port lung health programs in the
Golf Privilege Cards can be
purchased at Lung Association
offices or at participating golf
shops in the area. For more infor-
mation, call 478-LUNG because .
"When you can't breathe,
nothing else matters."

Clean Your,
and Save Lives
Did you know you could
beautifyyour neighborhood, save
lives, and possibly receive a tax
deduction* all at the same time?
Well the answer to this question is
yes you can! The National Kidney
Foundation of Florida's Kidney
Cars Program allows you to
receive all of these benefits and
Help keep your streets clean
by donating that unwanted car,
truck, motorcycle, or boat to the
National Kidney Foundation of
Florida's Kidney Cars Program.
The spring clean-up process
begins with a call to 1-800-488-
CARS (2277). ,

At 2:23 a.m. on Sunday, Au-
gust 19. officer Nick Vanstrander
made a routine stop of a car driv-
en by James Arthur Bennett of
Panama City. Mr. Bennett was
caught driving with a suspended
license, and the temporary tag on
the vehicle had been illegally al-
tered. He was then arrested,
handcuffed, and seatbelted in the
back of the police vehicle--a 1997
Ford Explorer.
Vanstrander requested a
wrecker to tow the car to safety.
When the wrecker service arrived,
officer Vanstander, got out of the
patrol car to talk with the tow
truck's operator. As he assisted
the truck's driver, Bennett broke
the handcuffs and climbed into
the front of the patrol car. He pro-
ceeded to steal the police Explor-
er and sped east on highway 98,
nearly running over Vanstrander
and colliding with another vehi-
Thinking quickly, officer Van-
strander took possession of the
tow truck and raced after the sto-
len Explorer, in hot pursuit of it
all the way to Gulf County. Ben-
nett swerved sharply onto a side
road as the truck came nearer.
With the Explorer still in motion,
Bennett jumped from the vehicle
and fled on foot. The suddenly
abandoned car ran. Into a tele-
phone. pole's guide wires, coming
to a stop without major damage
to either itself or the property.
Mexico Beach officers, Gulf
County deputies, and a Bay
County K-9 unit led a search last-
ing several hours for the escaped
prisoner .
James Bennett was appre-
hended that Sunday afternoon.
He was arrested without further
incident as he walked down Gar-
rison Avenue near the Pinewood
Apartments, broken handcuffs
still dangling from his wrist. He
was booked into the Bay County
Jail shortly thereafter.
He Is charged with driving

with a revoked or suspended li-
cense, driving with an illegally al-
tered tag, and an open container;
violation. He also faces felony,
charges of stealing a police vehi-
cle, aggravated assault using a
vehicle, and escape.
Because of the vehicle's limit-
ed space and design, Mexico
Beach's 1997 Ford Explorer does
not have a cage in the back. The
City chose to go to utility vehicles
several years ago as a better
means of providing safety to citi-
zens sick or injured on the beach.
With the four-wheel drive units,
police can go onto the beach and
rescue injured people, and they
become invaluable during natural
disasters like hurricanes. Unfor-
tunately, the downside to these
benefits is the loss of a certain
amount of security when trans-
porting prisoners. Although there
was nothing the officer could
have done to anticipate such an
event, Chief Pollack, of the Mexi-
co Beach Police Department, will
be looking at ways of upgrading
current safety measures in a ef-
fort to prevent similar situations
from occurring in the future.

"Thank You"
The players, coaches, and
parents of the 12 year old. Dixie
Youth tournament team would
like to extend a very special
"thank you" to each and every one
who contributed to our trip to the
state tournament in Bartow.
VWe would like'to give a special
thanks to the Gulf County Board
:of County Commissioners for
their donation and the use of the
county van for transportation,

IfYOII See News Happeing.,,.

Call The Star at 227-1278


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Question: What measures should I take to make the
plumbing system of my new house noise
Answer: By using dense cast iron pipe and fittings
you can enjoy a much quieter plumbing sys-
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quieter than plastic.

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Tyndall AFB Will Honor Local Military Retirees

Local military retirees and
their dependents will be honored
by Tyndall Air Force Base officials
September 12th and 13th. All
events and .services are open to
the more than 14,000 military re-
tirees serviced by Tyndall.
"This is a special time to rec-
ognize the sacrifices military retir-
ees and their families endured

during their careers," said Maj.
Fernando Conejo, 325th Mission
Support Squadron commander
and Retiree Appreciation Day pro-
ject officer. "It's a way active duty
military and their families can set
aside time and'say thanks."
Many retirees and their fami-
lies continue to give of their time
and serve Tyndall as volunteers

and mentors. Others may work or
volunteer in the local communi-
ties, benefiting the entire area.
Often overlooked, and benefiting
the entire area, is the economic
impact of their pensions, more
than $133 million annually.
Retiree days events In-
*Medical screenings, Septem-

ber 12. Preventive medical
screenings will be provided by a
limited number of appointments.
Call (850) 283-2778 or 824-3454
daily, after noon to make an ap-
pointment not later than August
. Appointments for PAP
smears, prostate exams, audiolo-
gy, mammography, and eye ex-
ams will: be offered. The 325th
Medical Group staff has a regis-
tration for medical testing form in
the Retiree Activities Office news-
letter that needs to be returned
before August 31st.
*Golf tournament at Pelican
Point beginning at 8 a.m. on Sep-
tember 12th. Call (850) 283-2565
for more information.
*Formal retreat ceremony at
Flag Park at 4:30 p.m. on Sep-
tember 12. Call (850) 283-3402
for more information.
.325th Fighter Wing tour,
,lasting approximately 3 1/2
hours (traveling by bus) will de-
Spart from the Pelican Reef Enlist-
ed Club at 12:30 p.m. on Septem-
ber 12th.
*Evening (casual attire) social
at Pelican Reef Enlisted Club will
begin at 5 p.m. on September 12.
Call (850) 283-4146 or 286-6421
for additional information.
*Breakfast buffet will be held
at the Pelican Reef Enlisted Club
from 7 to 8:30 a.m. September
13; call (850) 283-4146 or 286-
6421 for more information.
*The V1olunteer and Retiree
Information Fair begins at 7 a.m.
and will continue until noon on
September 13. Booths from vari-
ous base and local organizations
offering free services, information,
and opportunities will be located
at the Pelican Reef Enlisted Club
classics Lounge. Call (850) 283-
4146 or 286- 6421 for details.
*Retiree "Town Hall" in the
Pelican Reef Enlisted Club Ball-
. room from 9 to 11 a.m. Septem-
ber 13. Speakers from TriCare,
DFSA, and other support agen-
cies from Tyndall will provide a
chance for questions and an-
*Lunch buffet at Pelican Reef
Enlisted Club begins at 11:30
a.m. September 13; contact (850)
283-4146 for more details. Sever-
al events may require pre-
registration. For more informa-

tion, call Conejo, at, (850) 283- 3241.


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HWY 98



& 41st ST. Mexico Beach, FL


Since the late 1980's fisheries
biologists at the Florida Game
and Fresh Water Fish Commis-
sion's Blackwater Fisheries
Research and. Development
Center at Holt have turned out
thousands of fingerling striped
bass and hybrid striped bass for
stocking in Panhandle waters.
They plan to continue that work
but now they're taking a different
"Under the old way of doing
things we went out each year with
teams of fisheries biologists and
captured wild striped bass and
then transported them back to
Blackwater for spawning," said
Fisheries Biologist David Yeager.
"After spawning, we took the
adult fish and released them
wherever they came from."
While generally providing
enough wild stripers to serve as
brood fish, the old method had its
problems. Not only was it labor-
intensive and expensive, it was
also subject to the vagaries of
nature. Severe flooding or late-
season cold fronts meant few or
no adult fish to work with.
It's a revolutionary change,
but Yeager and his co-workers
have learned how to keep wild
striped bass or those raised from
microscopic fry as permanent
year-around guests at Blackwater
for predictable spawning work.
More than a year ago Yeager
said. they captured a 14-pound
female striped bass from the
.Apalachicola River and spawned
-62,000 tiny frys Fed a diet of live
shiners and shad, the female this
spring was up to 17 pounds in
weight and produced 370,000 off-
spring. The female was mated
with three male stripers, one cap-
tured from the Apalachicola River
last year.and two others raised
.entirely at Blackwater.
To provide d perriatidtit hdme
4* at Blackwater, Yeager said the

stripers are kept in special tanks
where water temperature and
lighting are, controlled to mimic
seasonal changes the fish would
ordinarily experience. "Adjusting
the temperature and lighting
gives us control over when the
fish will spawn and gives us the
option of extending the spawning

period," he said.
Presently, there are six female
and seven male striped bass being
held at Blackwater, ranging in
size from three to 22 pounds.
Yeager said, "If we continue to
be successful at this, it means
more fish available for stocking in
public waters."

Paricio Is AARP Appointee

Mellie Paricio of Panama City,
a retired nurse, has been appoint-
ed an AARP/VOTE team member
for Florida's Congressional
District 2. AARP/VOTE is a divi-
sion of the American Association

Poems Sought
In Contest
A $1,000 grand prize is being
offered in a free poetry contest
sponsored by Celestial Arts, open
to everyone. A whopping $25,000
in prizes will be awarded during
the coming year! -
"Even if you have never
entered a competition before,"
says poetry editor Tina Thomas,
"this is an opportunity to win big.
Even if you have written only one
poem it deserves to be read and
appreciated. Beginners are wel-
To enter send one original
poem on any subject, using any
style, to: FREE POETRY CON-
TEST, 1257 Siskiyou Boulevard,
Suite 4, Ashland, OR 97520. Or
enter online at www.famouspo-
Be sure your poem is 21 lines
or less and your name and
address appear on the page with
the copy of your poem. The dead-
line for entering Is September 22.
AKhew competition starts October
1. All entrants will be profession-
ally affirmed.

of Retired Persons that seeks to
interest older citizens in the govr-
ernmental process. Paricio had'
been a registered nurse for almost
40 years in various hospitals.
Congressional District 2 cov-
ers all or parts of the following
counties: Bay, Calhoun, Colum-
bia, Dixie, Franklin, Gadsden;
Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton,
Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette,
Leon, Liberty, Madison, Suwan-
aee, Taylor, Wakulla, and

Violence Task
Force Meeting
The Salvation Army doinestic
and Sexual Violence Task Force of
Gulf County will meet Thursday,
August 28th at 4:30 p.m., CDT, in
the old courthouse in Wewa,
All persons interested in a
community-based program to end
domestic and sexual violence are
invited to attend.

Say You Saw It In The Star!

Business Hrs. 9 am-5 pm
Pick-Up and Deliver
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Message 648-3090 or call
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Ms. Bobbi Ann Seward has joined
the staff at Hannon Realty. Bobbi is a
native Floridian, born in Miami., She
moved to Port St. Joe in 1986 to be
,, near her parents, Mr. & Mrs. M.J.
Bobbi received her Real Estate
license in 1972, but pursued a sales career in advertis-
ing. She enjoys the small town atmosphere of Port St.
Joe, and its location on the Gulf Coast.
Always ready to meet people, Bobbi finds Real
Estate as an opportunity to involve herself in the local
area': Her field of expertise is in residential homes and
working with S.H.I.P. Program clients.
Sandy Smock,Broker for Hannon Realty wants to
invite everyone to stop by the office at 501 Monument
and discuss all their real estate needs with Bobbi.

By: Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist
People with hammertoe often should, hammer-
overlook treatment, opting. to live toe can cause a
with unnecessary pain until it lack of balance
becomes unbearable. when the victim
Hammertoe is a toe bent upward stands or walks.
at ajoint. This is usually caused by a This can obviously
constriction of tendons that control everyday tasks diffi
toe movement. Sometimes the condi- gerous.
tion is hereditary. There's no nei
Besides the obvious pain of the with. the pain. Se
misshapen toe rubbing against promptly to see
shoes, hammertoes can cause more condition can be c(
serious problems. Presented in

Because our balance is depen-
dent upon all the bones and tendons
in the foot performing as the\

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Publishing Co.

of Port St. doe, Inc.

Phone 227-1278 or 229-8997

308 Williams Ave. Port St. Joe

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Cellular, paging, long distance,
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Local Students Could Win VOD Scholarship

Commander Bill Shlickman of
V.F.W. Post #10069 has

announced the start of this year's
Veterans of Foreign Wars and Its

T ountrg ZrdaT r


Is Hell
a Real
Should we believe
in hell?

OME PEOPLE do not believe there is such a place
as hell. This is tragic, for the Word of God refers to hell
almost one hundred times. Jesus spoke of it often during
His ministry. Hell was never meant for people, and God is
not willing that anyone should go there. (II Peter 3:9) It
has been prepared for Satan and his followers. One does
not have to believe in Satan to be one of his followers.
Faithlessness (unbelief) is the primary reason why anyone
would go to hell. Reading The Bible, God's Holy Word is
the source of faith. People do not believe in God because
they do not know Him. They do not know God because
they do not listen to Him. The only way we may listen to
God is through His Holy Word. "Faith cometh by hearing;
and hearing by the Word of God." (Romans 10:17)
Legions of people can tell you all the details about
famous sports figures or movie idols, but probably may
not know anything about people recorded in The Bible.
God does not tell us "everything" in the Bible. He tells
us what we need to know in order to have a share in His
glorious never-ending future. He doesn't tell us how old
the earth is, He just tells us that in the beginning, He
created it. (The earth's beginning, not His beginning) God
had no beginning. He is "I Am". His existence' is eternal.
A friend told me that once when he was a teenager he
was gambling. He was a Christian and he knew he should
not be doing this. He had a little Bible in his hip pocket, a
present from his grandmother, and he swears that Bible
began moving around in his pocket. It kept nudging him
until he got up and left that gambling game. He said he
knows the Bible is alive.
That extraordinary experience gave him a much greater
respect for God's Word, and he has never gambled since.
The Bible is not just an old book. It is a "living entity."
One may destroy the book, but God's Word lives on.
God's Word is Truth. ye shall know the truth, and
the truth shall make you free." (John 8:32)

First Baptist Church
SGary Smith Buddy Caswell '
M Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
SWorship Service ................... 8:30 am
Sunday School ... ............... 9:45 am
S "' Worship Service ................... 11:00 am
Disciple Training ................. .. 6:00 pm
Evening Worship .................,. 7:00 pm
S Wednesday Prayer Meeting ........... 7:00 pm



7-30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Sunday School 9:45
8:00 a.m. (CT)


First UnitiedfMethodist Chflurch
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church ...................... .............9:00 a.m CT
.Children's Church .:.... .................9:00 a.m. CT
Church School...................................... 10:15 a.m. CT
Monday Night Bible Study ............5:30 p.m. CT
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor, Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424 Office Phone: 648-8820

Four new reasons to visit us.

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In the past year God has blessed our church family with four
special additions. Our children invite your children to join them
for Bible stories and other activities. Everyone is invited to join us
in celebrating life.

Long Avenue Baptist Church
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 & youth missions 7 p.m.; Prayer & Bible study 7 p.m.,;
Adult Praise Choir 8 p.m. '
CURTIS CLARK, Pastor ----

Ladies Auxiliary "Voice of
Democracy Scholarship Com-
petition." Students in the, local
area have the opportunity to com-
pete in the 61st annual audio
essay program and win valuable
scholarships and awards.
According to the local V.F.W.
Post Commander, the students
earn much more than scholar-
ships and awards when they par-
ticipate in "Voice of Democracy".
The additional benefits
include increased self-confidence
and poise, experience in polishing
their communication skills, and
the opportunity for self-expres-
sion. Those that advance, to
become the state winner are given
the additional opportunity to
expand their knowledge of the
nation's capital city during a full
five-day tour of Washington, D.C.,
plus the chance to meet and
befriend students from every
During the 51 years that the
Veterans of Foreign Wars and its
Ladies Auxiliary have been
involved with the Voice of
Democracy Program, more than
seven million high school stu-
dents have participated.
Interested students need only

Revival Ongoing
The New Bethel Baptist fami-
ly would like to extend a warm In-
vitation to everyone, inviting them
to revival services being held at
their church. The revival began
August 18 and will continue
through Friday, August 22nd.
Prayer service will begin at 7:00
p.m., and the sermon will begin
at 8:00 p.m., nightly.
The revival services will be
led by Rev. Jerome Williams, of
Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist
Church in Panama City. Rev.
Jackson, the pastor, and Rev.
Bailey, the assistant pastor, will
also be present.

Benefit Gospel

Sing in B'town
On Friday, August 29th the
Blountstown First Assembly of
God Youth Department is spon-
soring a benefit gospel sing in the
Blountstown. High School
Auditorium. It will begin at 7 p.m.
and continue until 10:00 p.m.
Featured singers will Include
the Calvary Trio from Kissimmee
and Southport, the Day Star
Quartet from Port St. Joe,
Southern "Harmony of Tallahas-
see, and the Tammy Kirkland
Ministry from .Lynn Haven. Also
appearing will be Betty Hice
Hirsch from Panama City.
Tickets are available at the
door for $7.00 or in advance for
$5.00. For more information call
(850) 674-4331 or 674-5409. All
donations from the event will go
toward the "Speed-the-Light"
Missionary Equipment Program,
to spread the gospel around the
The school's auditorium is
located at the intersection of
Highways 69 and 71 in

To Observe Men's
Day At Zion Fair
Zion Fair Missionary Baptist
Church will be observing its'
Annual Men's Day Celebration on
Sunday, August 24th.
The speaker in the 11 a.m.
.service will be Rev. John Henry
Coachman, Jr. of New Hope
Missionary Baptist Church in
Daytona Beach.
In the 6 p.m. evening gather-
ing, Rev. .Charles Underwood of
the Church of God in Christ in
Birmingham,, Alabama will
address the congregation.
Rev. Frank Jones and the
men of Zion Fair invite everyone
to attend each service expecting a

Oliver F. Taylor
Visitation Minister, First
United Methodist Church

Help From

The Lord

In Psalm 121:1 & 2 we
find, "I will lift up my eyes
unto the hills. From
whence does my help
come? My help comes
from the Lord, who made
heaven and earth."

write and then record a three to
five minute audio essay while
expressing their view of the pro-
gram theme. All state winners
receive at least a $1,000 national
scholarship, but could win the
$20,000 first place award. A total
of $125,500 in national scholar-
ships are awarded to student
Commander Shlickman said,
"Young people who participate in
the competition benefit by gaining
a better understanding of their
country, their freedoms and their
obligation to America."

34th Annual

Gospel Sing
The Bay' County Junior
Deputies and Law Enforcement
Explorers have announced their
plans to present the 34th Annual
Gospel Sing on Saturday, August
30th beginning at 7:30 p.m. (CT).
Featured guests will be The
Dixie Echoes, The Gann Brothers,
The Sheriffs Posse and The
Singing Messengers. The event
will be held at the Marina Civic
Center in Panama City.
\ Tickets are on now sale at all
Bay County Christian bookstores
or you may call 784-9810 for tick-
et information. Advance tickets
are being sold for $5.00; at the
door the cost will be $8.00.
Children under 12 will be admit-
ted free.

Men's Day

Everyone is invited to attend
the First Men's Day Observance
to be held on Sunday, August
24th at 6:00 p.m. at Amazing-
Grace Apostolic Church, accord-
ing to Pastor Robert Lowery.
The speaker for the event will
be Minister Joe Davis from the,
Church of God in Christ in
Tallahassee. Please join them and
be blessed by God.

Gold Card Club
Support Group
A dutch treat organizational
meeting of the Gulf County
Schools Gold Card Club will be
held at 6 p.m. (ET) on Monday,
August 25th at Linda's
If you are interested in work-
ing with the Parent Support
Group for Academic Excellence,
please join the gathering. Your
Comments and suggestions would
be most helpful.


Bible Study: Wc
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. S
6 p.m. Wednesday N
Call 229-8310".
P. 0. Box 758 2 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 A
S Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


^ .J l e) 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756

(US N' SUNDAY WORSHIP .........................10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL ............................11 a.m.
*SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children Nursery Available
Pastor, Rev. Dr. Lewis W. Bullard

\\ / The friendly place to worship!
First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Adult Prayer & Bible Study, TeamKids (grades 1-6) at 6:30 p.m.
Please notr all times central!
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776

Constitution and Monumttent
Ca th e S i uit' T Port St.. oe
Sunday School .........9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship .... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship ..............6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..........7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Jesse Evans Wednesday ...........7:30 p.m.
PASTOR choir Director, Robert E. Downs, Jr.

311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
Sunday School 9:45 am Discipleship Training 5:00 pm Sun. Evening
Wed. Night at 7:00 pm. Youth Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647-5026 -

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

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

Some years ago a television advertisement
had a young woman saying, "Please mother, let
me do it myself." Undoubtedly, the younger
woman felt crowded by her mother. At times we
all want to do things on our own to show our
maturity. This is alright in day to day endeavors.
The night my father died, many years ago, I
turned to this Psalm. I needed the help which
could only come from the Lord. There are impor-
tant events where we need to feel a closeness to
God, and receive His help. How wonderful it is in
these times when God seems so near.

By: Cadet Ensign Sabrina
Public Information Officer
The first week of ROTC was
very hectic as new cadets were
issued their uniforms, learned
some basic drill movements and
got indoctrinated into the rules' of
being an ROTC cadet. Cadets are
already getting 'ready for the
.unit's annual inspection which
takes place on Monday, October
P On Saturday. August 16 the
Hosted a" "weleome back" party at
McNeill's Indian Pass Camp-
grounds. Chef Jim "Bull Gator"
McNeill cooked up some Gator
burgers and Gator dogs that even
FSU fans thought were delicious.
With all the swimming, eating and
socializing, a good time was had
by all. ,
A car wash :will be-held on
Saturday. August 23 at the First
Union Bank in Port St. Joe. Please
come by and have your vehicle
washed by the cadet corps while
you enjoy a hot dog and drink.
Until Next Week,
Semper Fi
Sabrina Hanson

Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
AUGUST 25 29, 1997
MON-Beef Stew, Fruit Cup,
Broccoli with Cheese, Milk and:
TUES-Manager's Choice,
Fruit, Vegetable, Bread, Milk
and Dessert.
WEDS-Country Fried Steak
or Meatloaf, Turnip Greens,
Mashed Potatoes, Cornbread
and Milk.
French Fries, Milk and Cake.
FRI-Chicken Sandwich, Rice
with Gravy, Green Beans,
Applesauce and Milk.


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Out of the Mouths Of Babes

The 1997-98 varsity cheerleaders from Port St. Joe High School are shown above at their sum-
mer camp. Pictured, from left to right, are Mandy Phillips, Meredith Godfrey, Lindsay Williams,
Casey White, Amanda Bateman, Leigh Lawrence (captain), Gretchen Stevens (co-captain), Betty Jo
Ingram, Krystal Tharpe and FeFe Quinn.

PSJ High Squad Takes "Top Team" Honors At Camp

On July 21st, 22nd, and
23rd, the Port St. Joe varsity
cheerleaders attended -the 1997
NCA Summer Cheerleader Camp
held at Gulf Coast Community
College. touring the three days at
camp, these cheerleaders competed
against other varsity squads,
learned new stunting techniques,
cheers,, dance routines and

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The NCA staff selected out-
standing cheerleaders from each
squad on the basis of leadership,
tumbling, motioU s and jumps.
FeFe Quinn, Leigh Lawrence and
Lindsay Williams were chosen to
represent the Port St. Joe varsity
squad. Lindsay Williams chose to
tryout for the All-American team
and was selected.

From the Principal of


High School:

by Larry A. Mathes

Rules/Regulations .
Each, year student and par-
entsastart the school-year; and:
immediately .ru un,.a pl", of the
rules, regulations,u .policies, etc.
that we have to abide by or at
S least consider. Students transfer-
ring from, other areas (and their
parents) must think there is a
uniform code of rules, state laws,
health regulation, etc. that all
schools in every state use.:
Obviously, this isn't the case,
but a lot of time is spent trying to
explain the differences that exist
in the State of Florida and trying
to convince the. individuals that
we cannot just ignore the rules,
laws, etc., just because they don't
agree. with them, or don't like
them, ,or it certainly wasn't like
that where they came from. '
-The same thinking applies to
athletics in the State' of Florida,
because often the programs in
iFlorida are more tightly controlled
than in some states. Moving .to.a

new area and getting resettled in
a new school system is a difficult,
stressful event for families and
students. We try .to alleviate as
much of the stress as possible, -
but there seems to be plenty left.
A quick thanks goes to those
local businesses and individuals
who helped us dispose of the used
machines and tools from our old
auto mechanics program. The
funds raised will be put to good
The new relaxed residence
rule inrrathletics that allows a stu-
dent to pretty much go to whatev-
er school he/she wants to play at,
providing he/she registers within
the, first 10 days of .school, is
probably causing much gnashing
of teeth in some areas. Athletes
-often want to flock ,to the most
successful school, thinking they
will benefit for being in the "bet-
ter" program.
Obviously.' the big problem is

The cheerleaders were nomi-
nated for the "Top Team" competi-
tion -and took home the first place
trophy in the chant evaluation.
The varsity cheerleaders learned
the importance of teamwork and
are ready to start off the 1997
shark football season with a

PSJES Annuals
Available Now.
The 1996-97 edition of the
Port St. Joe Elementary School
Yearbooks are available now in the
front office of the school for only
$12. Get yours today, supplies are

1998 Project

The project graduation com-
mnittee for" the Port St.: Joe High.
..School senior"' las of 1998 will
meet Monday, August 25th at the
high school Commons Area at
7:00 p.m. If you are a parent of a
senior this year, please make
plans to attend this meeting.
Project Graduation is a very
worthwhile project for the gradu-
ating class. It provides a safe,
drug free, alcohol free night of fun
and entertainment for graduating
Monday's meeting will be the

group's first and they will be orga-
nizing themselves and setting the
plan for the coming year's
fundraising activities. Please
make plans to participate in this

t, hat everyone can't' be the star,
competition is much greater due
to larger numbers participating,
etc., and often these transfers end
up sitting the far end of the bench
and being ignored. Of course, the
.catch is that they cannot gain eli-
'gibility anywhere else, once they
have made that choice.
WHS through the year has
had many supporters who have
helped our athletic programs by
,donating substantial sums of
money to help buy equipment,
feed teams, etc. Already this year
some have stepped forward to
help us in this manner. It would
be difficult for us to provide many
things these donations provide,
and our thanks goes to these indi-
viduals and businesses that sup-
port us in this manner.
Remember the "Kick-Off
Classic" in Quincy at 6:00 p.m. on
August 28 against Munroe High
School. Even though it is a "prac-
tice" game, the Gators need your
support! Be there! And just
think-only 34 more weeks to go.
Have a great weekly



Veronica Marsh Is The First
"Student Of The Week"
Becky Birmingham, sixth
grade social studies teacher,
chose sixth grader Veronica
Marsh as the "Student of the
Week". She -is the daughter of
John and Julie Marsh and claims
social studies as her favorite sub-
ject in school.
When she grows up, she
would like to be a lawyer.
Veronica admires one of her class-
mates, Melissa Babb, very much
and likes playing with Kristal
Travis. Veronica would like to visit
Lakeland one day. We're proud of
Veronica at WES. P. ,J.'s
Restaurant has given her a free
certificate for pizza. Congratu-
4th Grade Space Camp News
The teachers in grade four-
Bill Carr, Linda Lawrence arid
Kim Whitfield-would like to
announce that Space Camp is
coming up on December 4th, 5th
and 6th. The total cost is $110.00
and the down payment of $20.00
must be paid by September.
(Attention: If anyone would
like to help out a fourth grade stu-
dent by helping pay for camp,
please call the school. They would-
n't say no!)
Kids Say The Cutest Things
The students in a third grade
classroom were being instructed
in the fundamentals of journal
writing. The teacher had men-
,,v tioned such things as capitals,
periods, nearness, spacing, etc.
One sweet student raised her
hand and said, "Do the sentences
: have to make sense?"
Jessica Husband usually goes
to her Grannie's after school.
When she asked her if she had
any homework, Jessica replied,'
"Well, the teacher said to do our
homework at home and at night.
This isn't homeland it isn't night!"
Clever tykel
Sometimes the pictures that

Wewahitchka A


By Linda Whitfield

go with worksheets are not very
clear and are sometimes hard to
determine what they are. In the
kindergarten classroom, one little
one told their teacher that the
children on the sheet were hold-
ing up their hands to pray:'
Another kindergarten child
told their parents they .couldn't
have red apples for a' snack.

(Remember, our new discipline
program wants the student to
keep the green apples showing all

Bulldog News

Port St.

Volunteers Wanted
Port St. Joe Elementary
School is looking for volunteers
for the 1997-98 school year. We
are looking for people who Tcan
give at least one hour a week. The
benefits (smiles, thanks apprecia-
tion) are great!
If you are interested in vohluni-
teering, please call Cindy Belin at-
227-1221. An orientation for all
volunteers will be held on
Thursday, August 28th at 9:30 in
the auditorium. We look forward
Sto seeing you.
P.T.O. Membership Drive
With .the advent of the new
school year, we also begin our
annual P.T.O. membership drive.
Dues are $2.00 per parent. If you
have "more than one child 'in
school, you only have to join once.
We encourage both parents to


Faith Christian has begun the
1997-98 school year with a suc-
cessful day of orientation. Almost
all of the students and parents
came to meet their teachers and
- classmates and to review class-
room procedures and school poli-
Grade five through 12 will
change classes, and were intro-
duced to the math, English,: histo-
ry, Bible and science teachers in
their respective rooms. These stu-
dents also may choose art, ,chorus;'
flutaphone and/or computer
classes which each meet one day a
week. Older students have an
opportunity to also take Spanish,
life management, journalism oi-
'SAT math.
Grades four and under will
have a one class, one teacher pro-
gram, but have music and physi-
cal education with separate
instructors. Art is included in each
grade's curriculum.
We are very excited about our
new year and our new principal. If
you haven't met Rev. Bill Taylor,'
please come by to visit. Our enroll-
ment Is down due to the economic
conditions of our city, but we will
work with those who want to pro-
vide an alternative learning pro-
gram for their children.
Our teacher ratio to' students
is about 10:1, so there is opportu-
nity for more individual attention
for each student. We invite
inquiries and visits.
Faith Christian will be part of
the Scallop Festival on August 30.
"We will have a sno-cone booth and
'have a display of some of our

Lion 's Tale
News Column
P'aith Christian School .

books and instructional materials..
Please plan to join us there. It
should b a good educational and
fun day for our community.
We keep our tuition low so
that families can afford to send
their children to. Faith Christian.
There are reduced rates to the sec-
ond and third child and the fourth
is free. Our nursery and kinder-
garten prices correspond favorably
with most day care costs-the chil-
dren are learning while they stay
and play!

Tuition covers only about 70
to 80% of the cost of normal school
Expenses; therefore, the other
amount must come from gifts and
fundraising. Early in September
we will kick off our big fundraiser,
Christmas card sales, so begin
thinking about your' Christmas
card list early this year.,
"Because of the Lord's great
love we are not consumed, for his
compassion never fail. they are
new every morning; great is your
faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22
& 23.

Joe Elementary Schoo

join. Grandparents are also eligi-
ble to join.
Thank You
A special thanks to Long-,
Avenue Baptist Church and First
United Methodist Church for their
donation of school supplies for
students in need. We appreciate
all you have done for our stu-
dents.' .
Individual School Pliatures
School pictures will be taken
on Friday, September 5. It's time
to smile and say "CHEESE".
School Hours
School begins at 7:50 and is
dismissed at 2:18. It Is very
important that students arrive to
school in time. Thanks parents
Important Notice
,Please. be reminded that you
must go to the front office to
Check your child out of school,
leave snacks or lunches, etc. We
iask that you do not go directly to
,- the classroom for any reason. -
This-is for the safety of all
children in school and also pre-
vents interruptions in the class-
Parents Please Help
In order to assure a safe and
prompt arrival at home or after
school care, it is very important
that .each child knows who and
where they will be picked up each,
afternoon or if they will be riding
the bus.
In' order to avoid .interrupting
the classroom during instruction
time, please be sure your child is
aware of these .arrangements
before being delivered to school
each day.
Please send a note on days
when pick-up procedures will be
different from their everyday rou-
tine. We understand that emer-
gencies arise and the office staff
will be happy to handle emergen-
cies over the phone.

Adopt A Class
.Anyone interested in adopting
a class at Port St. Joe Elementary
School for the 1997-98 school year
may contact Clara Freeman at
227-2118 or call the school's office
at 227-1221. The cost of adoption
is $100 per year.

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'97 Chevy Cavalier
4 Door. Auto. Air. AM/FM.
18,000 Miles. Factory Program.

; Nissan King Cab XE

5 S
ee d Azr Tinted GlaSS

44,767 Miles. Clean. Program.

'94 Isuzu Truck
49,000 Miles. 4 Cylinder. Air Great Buy!

See these specials &, Becky at our lot at:
'.. 1976 Highway 98 0
Port St. Joe, FL,

* Mushroom Compost

Oyster Shells

Fill Dirt./ Sand

Washed Sand

Top Soil Clay


Lime Rock

Small Jobs A Specialty


302-B Reid Ave.
Phone 229-2727

I Billy Carr 9 s Used Cars
(850) 229-6961 1



AUCTION Friday, 7 p.m.
EDT at Port Theatre, PSJ.
Wade Clark Auctions,
10% Buyer's Premium.
AB1239. AU 1737 AU1743.

1993 Dodge Caravan SE, mint cnodi-
Stion, 70,000 miles, dual air, $12,000.
648-8110, 227-3434. Itp 8/21
1994 Lincoln Continental executive
series. White with gray leather. Moon-
roof. 46K miles. Very sharp automo-
bile, $16,500. Call 827-2877.
2tp 8/14
1989 Pontiac Firebird, air cond., at,
cc, clean, $3,500. Call 227-7196.
Buick LeSabre 1986 4 door, no rust
or dents, good tires, runs good,
$1,195: 229-8249. 2tc 8/14
1986 Nissan 200 SX. Red, 4 speed,
sunroof, air cond., 115,000 miles,
good tires. Clean & good maint.
$3,000 obo. See on weekends. 648-
4648. tfic 8/7
1994 Dodge cargo van, white, good
condition, air cond., am/fm cassette,.
cruise, $11,000 obo. See on week-
ends, 648-4648. tic 8/7

SEIZED CARS from $175. Porsches,
Cadillacs, Chevys, BMWs, Corvettes.
Also Jeeps, 4WD's. Your Area. Toll
Free 1-800-218-9000, ext. A-9513. for
current listings. 4tp 8/7

20 ft. Sea-Ray Mercruiser troll line
and trailer, all electronic, $3,500. Pro-
Line bass boat, 115 Evinrude PT & T,
and trailer. $2,500. 647-4047.
ffc 7/31

Four bedroom. 2 bath beach house.
Sti. Joe Beach. Unfurnished. Call 648-
5306. tfc 8/21
Monthly rentals beachside, Mexico
Beach, Crystal Sands Realty, Inc.
648-4400. 2te 8/21
BEACH RENTAL: lovely 3 BR/3 ba.
townhouse. Yr. lease req. $575
month. 'Watch the waves from up-
stairs balcony! Call Patsy at Rivers
and Lakes Realty. 639-3300.
Itc 8/21
Mobile home and RV lots, $80 a
month. Water and sewer included. In
Wewa near Dead Lakes. Fishermen
welcome. 639-5721. 4tc 8/21
Trailer, two bedroom, air cond., Trout
Ave:, HV; $275 plus utilities. Call
647-3875. tfc 8/14'
Mobile home, $250 per month. Call
639-5608. tfc 8/14
At Wewahitchka, nice 2 bdrm., 2 ba.
14x70' semi-furnished mobile home
on nice lot, utilities furnished, $400
month. References required. Call 648-
5905. V 2tc8/21
Unfurnished house, St. Joe Beach, 2
bdrm., 1 bath, covered parking. cen.
h&a, gas range & hot water, one year
lease, $425 month + $425 security.
850-233-3629. 3tc 8/14
White City, 3 bdrm., 2 bath house,
Charles Ave., $450, per month,, $400
security deposit. 827-2401 or:827-
2317. tfc 8/14
For Rent: 2 bedroom furnished trailer
in Highland View, $225 month, $175
deposit Also 2 bedroom house, 227-
1260. 2tc 8/14
2 bedroom mobile home, new air
S cond., remodeled, no pets. The Junc-
tion, Hwy. 71 & 73. 639-5608.
tfc 8/7
Available August 1. Two bedroom, 1
1/2 bath apartment in Gulf Aire with
Gulf view. $600 month. No pets. Call
* 647-3742. tfc 8/7
BEACH STORAGE units available.
5x10, 10x10, and 10x20. Located on
Americus behind Gulf Sands Motel on
St. Joe Beach. Call 227-7200 (day) or
647-3882' (evening) for information.
tfe 8/7
Unfurnished 3 bedroom, 2 bath
home, large yard at Cape Plantation.
$700. Lease or lease option. (352)
383-5594 2t 8/14

Safe 'N Dry Storage
$25 month
302-B Reid Ave., PSI, FL
Climate-controHed no mildew




3 bedroom, 3 bath, swimming pool,
double car garage, 648-5328 or St.
Joe Beach, $750. 647-3461.
tfc 8/7

Mobile home lot for rent at Beacon
Hill, 4 blocks off Hwy. 98 with city
water, septic tank & power pole. $150
per month. Call 227-2020 or 647-
3381. tfc 8/7
1,200 sq. ft. office space, located on
Hwy. C-30, $750 month, includes
utilities. Call 227-1774. tfc 8/7
Storage Units Now Availablel Bayou
Storage serves Cape San Bias, Sim-
mons Bayou and the Port St. Joe
area. 5x10, 20x10 and 10x20. Locat-
ed next to Todd Land Development in
Simmons Bayou. Call 229-8397 or
227-2191 (weekends). tic 8/7
One and two bedroom apartments. 2
blocks from beach. Beacon Hill, rea-
sonable. Call 912-246-1250. tfc 8/7
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc 8/7
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfc 8/7
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty
Mahor Circle, Port St. Joe. Afforda-
ble housing for the elderly and the
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., stove & refrig., fur-
nished, fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.
on site
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
tfc 8/7

* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.,
cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
New extra 1g. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
. air, washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.

tfc 8/7

Now Open
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Office: 647-3665
Home: 647-5106

Multi-family yard sale: Saturday, Aug.
23, 7 a.m. noon. Numerous items
and collectibles. 236 Balboa St.,' St.
Joe Beach. Itp 8/21
Two family yard sale on Sat., Aug.
23rd, 7 CDST until ? at 106 N. 29th
Street, Mexico Beach. Stuffed ani-'
mals, shells, kitchen gadgets, collecti-
bles and much, much more.
Large yard sale, some furniture. Sat-
urday, Aug. 23, 8-12. 703 Park Ave-
nue, Highland View.
Yard Sale: Saturday, Aug. 23. 9 a.m. -
noon. 8217 Pelican Walk, the beaches
behind Suwanee Swifty. Microwave,
stove hood; rain cancels.

Lead Carpenter, new and remodeling
work. Must be able to read blue
prints and run a crew. 3 year refer-
ences required. 229-2660. 4tc 8/21
Housekeeper: 2 days a week, flexible.
Also to hep with the care of twins in
the near future. Need references and
transportation. Call 227-3745.
2tc 8/21
The City of Mexico Beach is accepting
for the position of police officer pa-
trolman 1. The starting salary Is
$18,928.00 with medical insurance,
75% college tuition & 50% books as-
sistance, a matching retirement pro-
gram, uniforms, and more. Must al-
ready meet the requirements set forth
by Florida Dept. of Law Enfoi-cement
(FDLE), to include L.E. FDLE certifi-
cation. People, oral & written commu-
nication,and some computer skills es-
sential. Applications will be accepted
until 4:30 p.m. (CST), 08/25/97 and
can be obtained by coming by City
Hall located at 118 N. 14th Street or
writing: City Hall, P. 0. Box 13425,
Mexico Beach, FL 32410. The City of
Mexico Beach is an EEOC provider.
It 8/21

We're Growing! Due to an increase in
our census. Bay St. Joseph care Cen-
ter currently has position vacancies
for CNAs and nurses. We are looking
for dedicated professional individuals.
We offer an excellent compensation
and benefit package. Come grow with
us. To interview call 229-8244 or ap-
ply at Bay St. Joseph Care Center,
220 Ninth Street, Port St. Joe, FL.
tic 8/7

Lead Teacher: North Florida Head
Start is currently seeking an individu-
al for the Lead Teacher position in our
Liberty county center. Minimum qual-
ifications include an A.S. Degree in
Early Childhood Education. A CDA
may be substituted for the education-
al requirement Must have 2 years
teaching experience, preferably with
preschool children. A combination of
education and experience will be con-
sidered. Must possess excellent writ-
ten and oral communication skills,'
record keeping ability, and strong
leadership potential. Ability to work
cooperatively with families and com-
munity. resource personnel is essen-
tial. Responsibilities include supervi-
sion of associate teacher and the
implementation of a strong parent in-
volvement program. Applicant must
also meet local licensing require-
North Florida Head Start, P. 0. Box
988, Wewahitchka, FL 32465i (850)
639-5080, Fax (850) 639-5624.
2tc 8/21

Job Notice: The City of Port St. Joe is
accepting applications for the follow-
ing positions:
Application and Job description may
be picked up and returned to the Mu-
nicipal Building, 305 Fifth Street, Port
St. Joe, Florida 32457. Application
deadline August 29, 1997.
The City of Port St. Joe enforces a
Fee Workplace Policy and is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Em-
ployer. ltc 8/21
Store clerk, light bookkeeping. Apply
in person at Marquardt's Marina,
Hwy. 98; Mexico Beach. 2tc 8/14
Position opening in golf shop. Cashier
experience helpful but will train. 30-
40 hours per week, rotating week-
ends. Applications can be placed be-
tween 9:30 5:00 Mon. Fri. at St.
Joseph's Bay Country Club.
4tc 8/7




diate openings for general mechanics in our pulp
and paper mill in Cedar Springs, Georgia.
Qualified candidates must be a non-tobacco user,
have a minimum of 5 years journey experience
within the last ten years, in 3 or more of the fol-
lowing mechanical crafts:

Pipe Fitter Machinist
Millwright Welder
Boiler Maker

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package,
including medical, dental, life insurance, retire-
ment and 401-K plan. If you qualify and are seek-
ing a career with an industry leader, please send
your resume, including salary history, in confi-
dence to: Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Human
Resources Department, P. 0. Box 44, Cedar
Springs, GA 31732. All resumes must be re-
ceived by no later than September 1, 1997. Equal
Opportunity Employer. Due to the volume of re-
sponse we are unable to respond to all inquiries.

2te 8121

Assistant manager immediate opening
food service experience preferred,
Hardee'$ in Apalachicola. Contact
Glenn Postell at 850-547-9303.
4tc 8/7
Immediate opening Supervisors and
crew personnel. Apply in person at
. Hardee's Apalachicola, contact Ed
Teall, 850-653-8928. 4tc 8/7
Need pianist for church services in
the Port St. Joe area. This is a paid
position. Please call 227-1373 for
more information. tic 8/7
The Gulf Co. Senior Citizens have a
part-time chore/respite worker posi-
tion open in the Wewahitchka area.
Applicants must be 60 years old, have
own dependable transportation, pass
a physical and meet Income guide-
lines. For more information, please
call 229-84-9 6. The Gulf County Sr.
Citizens are an equal opportunity em-
ployer. Applications may be picked up
at the senior center in Wewahitchka
located on East River Road near the
Kids Center. tfc 8/7

FOUND:- Small, white shaggy male
dog on Garrison Avenue. Call 227-
3745. ltc 8/21

'91 Bonito 19'; 150 BX Max, all elec-
tronic, trailer, salt water trolling with
charger, $7,500. 10" antique globe
meat slicer, $400; Craftsman radial
arm saw, $350. Black & Decker heavy
duty belt sander. 648-8110 or 227-
3434. It 8/21


Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church, Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7;00. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00.

For All of Your Minor Household
Repairs, Painting, and Lawn
Call (850) 648-5907 e68

Independent Marketing Rep. #119212
107 Sunset Circle Port St. Joe,

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

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



Barfield's 229-2727

229-8587 or 229-6189
Williams Lawn Service
Providing affordable lawn service to all
of Gulf County and Mexico Beach

C. J. 's tawn
I will work for you.
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach, Port St. Joe and
Clyde Sanford (904) 648-8492

29 Years Experience

Pool Sewice

Locally Owned 227-2125
tfc 5/22

Weed Eaters Chain Saws *
Lawn Mowers & Autos
6 miles n. of Wewa, Hwy. 71

Plus Small Engine Repairs
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First St.
Phone 227-2112

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


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

M IX 1M[, bp11 77 :7.

T.V. 8 V.C.R. Sales & Service
Zenith G.E. RCA & Magnavox
Factory Authorized Service
We Service What We Sell
Badcock Home Furnishings Center
310 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe



Jeff Wood 227-1559
Lawn Care, Edging,
Trimming, Mowing,
Odd Jobs, Insured
4tc 4/3

29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK.
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
tfc 4/6

RF #0066770 6tp 1/23
Plumbing Repairs
Roger Stokes
647-3328 -

Mushroom Compost
Oyster Shells
Fill Dirt / Sand
Washed Sand
Top Soil Clay
Lime Rock
Small Jobs A Specialty
302-B Reid Ave.
Phone 229-2727

Serving Gulf, Calhoun and Bay Counties
Licensed and Insured Sr. Discounts = Free Estimates
639-3570 tfcO/6

LIC.#F#RF0051042* RG0051008 ER 0011618
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 9041229-6821

7a St. Joe Glass & Mirror
816-D 4th St. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 227-3885
Mirrors Plex-Glass Furniture Tops Desk Tops
Residential Commercial Industrial Shower Doors
Boat Glass Heavy Equipment Glass

Pump Sales Sta Right Pumps
Nelso Rainbird and Toro
Free Estimates and Design Licensed and Insured
Allen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair

(904) 647-3548
Rose Mary Mapel
6240 Hwy. 98 West
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

R A T E S . *. ... 2 .. . . .
ULne ads:,$3.50 for first 20 words,
50 for each additional word.
S$2.00 for each consecutive
week with no changes. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
... ... .......:.... ... .,


Solid redwood rocker, 2 chairs, 2
chaise lounges, all with cushions,
$50. 229-9424. Itc 8/21
Everything you need to start your
own video store. 639-'2994.
2tc 8/21
Two Kawsaki wave runners with new
galvanized trailer, plus dolly trailer,
and 2 covers. Excellent shape, 1 own-
er, $4,500. Also two 5 hp go-carts,
run good, $150 each. Antique brass
fire extinguishers, $40 each. Ken Col-
lins, 647-5770. Itc 8/21
Golf cart, gas powered, good running
condition, $625. Call 648-4164.
Itc 8/21

Modem trestle table, approx. 30" x 4',
with two padded benches. $75 obo.
229-8896. ltp 8/21

Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church, Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00.

4 Stitch In Time
Oustom Embroidery
7412 Georgia Avenue
Fort St. Joe, FL 32456
Evelyn Holland, 647-3853
4tC 8/21

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


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

Woodman's Tree 8
Stump Service
Scott Woodman, Owner/Operator

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

Wood Floor
Make those old wood floors
look like new. Don't replace 7-
Call Circle S Enterprise
827-6828, ask for Dusty

Waterbeds, 2 each Supersize singles,
complete w/heaters, bladders & book-
shelf headboards (light pine color).
Excellent condition and clean, $725.
Call 229-8561 after 5:00 p.m.
Itc 8/21
Steel buildings, new, engineered
40x60x12 was $15,500 balance
$8,900; 50x100x16 was $26,200 bal-
ance $17,931; 60x150x16 was
$62,500 balance $29,990. 1-800-406-
5126. ltp8/21
Tan corduroy sofa bed, $50, navy
blue corduroy love seat $25, 2 Kirsch
woven wood blinds, tan & navy 6'w x
3' 1, $25 ea.; one 30"x40", $10. 227-
1363. 2tc 8/14
12x40' mobile home, 647-5106, beep-
er 1-800-727-3514. tfc 8/14

Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
Mobile 899-0219 or 899-0218
tfe 1/9.

Monday Friday, 9-6
Saturday 8-5 CST

$1 I 95 plus tax
We Custom Bend Pipe for You.
Offering Complete
Outboard Motor Repair.
Owned & Operated by Danny Clayton
133 S. 2nd St. Wewa
639-4174 or 639-4175
tfc 2/6


Custom Kitchen and Bath
Jeff Powell, Owner
580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (904) 648-4088

King wood burning space heater,
must be vented to outside. $150. Indi-
an Pass, 227-7141. tfc 7/31
LOOK carpentry, window re-
placements, screen/glass rooms -
siding, you name itt Expert work
and nothing less at rock bottom pric-
es. Be glad to show you what I've
done! 647-3452, 24-hour service.

'Your Zone III Home Center, 850-784-
6396 or 800-700-9407".

Female miniature Schnauzer puppies,
AKC registered and vet checked, very
small, $350. Call 229-8076 evenings
or leave message. 2tc 8/21
AKC golden retrievers, vet checked,
$200, Howard Creek. Call 827-1505.
2tc 8/14
scratching, relieves hot spots and irri-
tated skin without steroids. Promotes
healing & hair growth on dogs & catsl
GARDEN 229-2727. 4tc 7/31
Registered chihuahuas, rat terriers
and Sharpei. 648-5306 or 648-4048.
tfc 7/31
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.


Advertising Pays-Call 227-1278 or 229-8997
to Place Your Classified Ad Today!

Auto Rates Have
Been Rplceid!
Call Hannon Insurance,
S t f 4/17

SResidential Custom Wood
Commercial Industrial

A 8 R Fence
Feacia ad cancrte Work
Albert Flelschmann FREE Estirrates
EIN #5931.15646 19041 647-4047

"You supply the paint, name your
price, and I will paint your house.
Job guaranteed. References. Call
Mark at 229-1045." ltp 8/7

I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803;

Earl nobe/ l_ Insured/Licensed
Porthble Welding
Have Welder Will Travel .
For All Your Welding Needs Including Aluminum & Stainless
lowest Prices f t iown
Boat Trailers Hitches Trucks Etc.
(904) 6a-599sg Meico leach, FtL
2/6 & 2/20

Ken Hicks Residential/Commercial.
*Carpet Water Damage
Upholstery Odor Control

Free Estimates, Call Anytime 648-8258

Air Conditioning --- / Phillip McCroan
Heating Ice Machines Owner, .Oprotor,.

Coastal Service"Company
Commercial & Residential -
an 0066562

1904 Forest Park Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

(904) 229-6907 Office
(904) 227-5373 Mobile

f--.* Pet & Property Tenders
ti ,''^ Residential & Business Security Checks
Pet Sitting in Your Home
by Joey & Marie Romanelli
Emergency Maintenance/Pet Care/Property Checks/Vet References


Carpet and
Upholstery Cleaning
Steam Cleaning

(904) 229-9663 (904) 827-2826

P7rce Heating & Cooling
A/C Heating Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
State Uc. *RA00664M6 229-COOL

Williamson's st. Uc.#3075
Well Drilling & Pump Service

Croska Williamson P.O. Box 1173
639-2548 Wewahitchka, FL 32465

for All Your Watering Needs

Trusses Beams,
'Air Conditioning Units Signs
Hourly or Daily

^- ltfc 6/12

Looking for a "spot-on" flea product to
wipeout fleas' & ticks and not your
pocketbook? Ask BARFIELD'S LAWN-
& GARDEN 229-2727 about HAPPY
JACK STREAKER. Contains. NO per-
methrinsl 4tc 8/14

Take over payments on 16'x80 1996
Cavalier mobile home with 5.77 acres.
3 bedroom, 2 bath, septic tank and
deep well. 827-2415. 2tc 8/21
House for Sale: 105 Hunter Circle, 3
bdrmn., 1 ba. on 75'xi80' shaded lot
with sprinkler system. Cen. h&a, fp,
new water, sewer, gas lines & other
recent updates. $55.000. Call Andrea
(850) 227-7474 after 6 p.m.
3tc 8/21
Wewahltchka: new southern style 3
bdrm., 3 ba. 1844 sq. ft. + 440 sf gar-
age. Air cond./h. 18x40 LR/DR,
13x10 front porch, one acre next to
Dead Lakes. $95,200. 639-3_087.
2tc 8/14
Beautiful town home, Barrier Dunes,
completely redone. Can see ocean
from all 3 decks. Many extras, some
furniture stays. Call 227-3351. 8/7
'tfc 8/7
'86 Three bedroom, 2 ba. double wide
on 3 lots in Beacon Hill. Fenced yard,
5 blocks from Gulf, priced to sell.
$42,500 negotiable. 785-3173.
4tc 8/7
New Home for Sale. 102 Christin's
Curve, Gulfaire Subd., at the beach. 3
bdrm., 2 ba. on corner lot across
street from pool and tennis courts.
Just a short walk to beach. Call 647-
8467. 3tp 7/31
For sale by owner: 3 bdrm., 2 1/2 ba.,
Ig. Florida room, cen. h/a, Fenced
back yard. Great neighborhood, some
owner financing possible. $79,900.
227-7291. 3tc 7/31
For Rent: Trailer lot, Hwy. 386A, Mex-
ico Beach, $75 per month. Call 1-
806-659-0641. tfc 7/31
14x70' mobile home on 75'x150' lot.
,Two bdrm., 2 ba., 229 Selma SL, St.
Joe Beach, Call 647-361-1. tfc 8/7
For Sale by Owner: 4 bedroom. 2 bath
house. 1012 McClellan Ave.. Cen.
h&a. firge" 20'x30' workshop.
$65,000. Call for appointment. 227-
1420. 4tc 7/17
For Sale by Owner: 2 comer lots with
two bedroom, 2 bath mobile home, 3
1/2 years old, 1988 Parker Ave.,
Highland View. Call after 5 p.m., 227-
3492 or 227-1773. tfec 8/7

1401 Palm

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$59 000.00

Overstreet Commercial or residential
- comer lot. 1.37 acres + 2 lots,
299' on CR 386 and 176' on South
amp e c services, septic tank or
2 mobile homes, storage shed. Call for
details Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, Inc., 904-648-5777. 2tc 8/7
Beach lot, 78'x204' in Seashores Sub-
division, St. Joe Beach. On Coral St
227-1463. tfc 8/7

Home for sale by owner: brick home,
1 1/2 lots, nice neighborhood. 4 bed-
rooms,, 2.5 baths, family room, sun
room. Formal living & dining room.'
* Custom- kitchen & breakfast nook,
hot tub, swimming pool, large deck,
fenced mn back %ard. 2700 sq. ft. heat-
ing & cooling. Location 103 20th St.,
PSJ (904) 229-8409. By appointment
only. tfc 8/7
Wewa, one bdrm., one ba. trailer w/
large screened porch, carport, nice
large comer lot near public boat land-
ing. $27,000. 639-5920. tfc 8/7
Bay front home, executive 3 bedroom,
2 bath, fully furnished, immaculate.
227-7506. tfc 7/3
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekvlew Subd., with sep-
tic tank & well. $2,500 down,
$132.16 mo. Call George, 229-6031.
tfc 8/7
For sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2
baith. master bdrm., 22'xl6' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace and
home theatre'system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
until. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. tfc 8/7
Lot for sale, high and drn. 75'x150'.:
Marvin Avenue, asking $16.000. Call'
227-1593. lea% e message, 2tp 8/28

1/2 acre lots on
paved county road,
septic tanks, wells,
natural gas, ready to
move onto. $16,000.
Owner financing with
10.% down.
Call Billy Carr,
227-2020, 647-3381.
tfc 7/3



BEACON HILL. Th l tmW A ve. 50x100'
with septic, I5,dl .0.
OVERSTREET AREA. Over 2 acres off J. C. Daniels Rd. with easy
access to SR 386. $10,000.
DOWNTOWN COMMERCIAL LOT on Long Ave. 30'x90', $14,000.
Others available.
MEXICO BEACH. Excellent residential
neighborhood. 4 lots fronting SR 386.
Each approx. 100'x75' $25,000 each.


SIMMONS BAYOU. Beautiful bay view to
construct your dream home. Lots of
foliage and mature trees. 100 ft. mini-
mum. $700 per front foot. Broker-own-



INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY (Overstreet). 2 lots each over an
acre with plenty of waterway frontage. New Price: 1 lot Is
$10,000; 1 lot is $20,000.

GULFAIRE Subd. Pretty lot on Periwinkle Dr. Minimal clearing
required. Restricted subdivision with pool and tennis court privi-
leges. $26,900.

Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words, 50 for
each additional word. $2.00 for each
consecutive week with no changes.
Call 227-1278 to place yours.
Tuesday at 11:00 a.nm.
CCC ... .... .*.. .

ROXANN WOOD, LMT, B.S. Lic. #15993 10 years in Practice
Have Office in Mexico Beach on Hwy. 98 Will travel to yourhome or office.
Reasonable rates. Call (Cell) 819-1482 or beeper 872-5219
S. L 'M4tec 7/31 -

L Office: 850-229-6018
FAX: 850-229-8976

Excavating. Land Clearing Fill Dirt *
Backhoe Dozer Front End Loader

Complete Septic Service! -
Installation Pump-Out Repair 1 4

8 Trimming
647-3296 5/15/97




Florida Power Bills Are

Going Down a

The Florida Public Service
Commission has established fuel
adjustment charges that will
change customer costs from
Florida's investor-owned electric
utilities for the next six months.
Beginning in October, a.resi-
dential customer of Florida Power
and Light Company, using 1,000
kilowatt hours of electricity, will
pay $3.70 less per month, with
the electric bill decreasing from
$78.03 to $74.33.
Customers of Florida
Power Corporation will pay
$.13 less for 1,000 kilowatt
hours, with the bill decreas-
ing from $84.96 to $84.83.
Tampa Electric customers
will see a $.03 decrease, with the
1,000 kilowatt hour bill going
from $80.31 to $80.28.

Sumner, the holder of the following Tax Certificate.
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of
Issuance, the description of the property, and the
names In which It was assessed are as follows:
Certifilcate No.: 84
ear of Issuance: 1992
Application No.: 97-18
R.E. No.: 01267-000R
Description of Property:
Lot 5 of. Block 3, Unit One, Idlewood
Subdivision, according to the official map
or plat thereof on file in the Office of the
Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County,
Name in which assessed: George T. Clark
All of said property being in the Gulf County, State
of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed accord-
,ng to law, the property described in such certifi-
cate will be sold to the highest bidder In the front
Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse at 11:00,
A.M., E.S.T., on Wednesday, the 3rd day of
September 1997.
Dated this 21st day of Jtuly, 1997.
BY: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
Deputy Clerk
4te, July 31 and August 7, 14 and'21, 1997.
The City of Wewahltchka is requesting qualified
Grant- Writing Consultants submit qualification
statements and proposals for writing and adminis-
tering CDBG grants. Submission deadlines will be
August 25, 1997 at 4:00 P.M. Submit to Wewa City
Clerk at City Hall
3te, August 7, 14 and 21, 1997.
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County School
Board proposes to amend and adopt policies, as
provided for in the Administrative Procedures Act,
for the purpose of bringing said policies Into com-
pliance with Florida Statutes and State Board of
Education Rules.
Summary: The following is a brief description of
esach proposal change
4.713 Administration of Medication'
Economic Impact: These proposals will result in,
no direct costs associated with ImplementLaon.
Time: 5:15 P.M., E.T.
Date: Tuesday, September 9, 1997
Place: Board Room,
Gulf County School Board Offce
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
The entire text of the proposed rules can be,
Inspected during regular office hours at the Gulf
County School Board Office, 150 Middle School
Road, Port St. Joe, FL
Special legal authority under which the adoption is
authorized and the law being Implemented and
Interpreted are made specific.
The addition and changes are proposed by Charles
Temple Watson, Director of Support Services and
approved for consideration by Jerry E. Kelley,
4.713 Administration of Medication
2tc, August 14 and 21, 1997.
Wewahltchka State Bank
125 N. Hwy. 71
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Will be accepUng bids from August 14, 1997
through August 28. 1997 on the following:
1995 Mitsubishi Mirage (LS)
2 door,. low mileage, good condition.
Wewahltchka State Bank reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.
3te, August 14, 21 and 28, 1997. /

a Florida Banking corporation
vs. Case No: 97-149-CA
undersigned. BENNY C. LISTER, Clerk of the
Circuit court of Gulf county, on the 12th day of
September, at 11:00 A.M.. EST., at the front door of
the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida,
will offer for sale and sell at public: outcry to the
highest bidder for cast, the following-described
property situate in GulfCounty. Flonrida. to-wit

WANT TO BUY: Nice 14x52, 54 or 56
two bedroom mobile home. Must be
1985 model or newer. Call 648-5905
after 5 p.m. 2tc 8/21

Few Pennies

Gulf Power customers will
pay $67.78 for 1,000 kilowatt
hours, a $.33 decrease from the
current $68.11 bill.
Customers of Florida' Public
Utilities Company's (FPUC)
Marianna division will see a $2.38
increase for 1,000 kilowatt hours,
with the bill going from $64.70 to
$67.08. FPUC's Fernandina
Beach division customers will pay
$65.20 for 1,000 kilowatt hours, a
$.15 decrease from the current
$65.35 bill.
The fuel adjustment charge is
a charge that is established by the
Florida Public Service
Commission every six months to
reflect rising or falling fuel costs.
Utilities are allowed to recover all
their prudently incurred fuel-
related costs.

pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered
on the 12th day of August, 1997.
Circuit Court, Gulf County
By: /s/ Tonya Knox
Deputy Clerk
AP-1., Cessna Drive, Gulf County, Florida, more
particularly described as follows:
Commencing at the Northeast corner of Section 25,
Township 8 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County.
Florida; thence South (assumed) .along the East
line of said Section 25 for, 262.65 feet- thence
South 89 degrees 42 minutes 30 seconds West,
50.00 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence
South 75.00 feet; thence South 89 degrees 42 min-
utes 30 seconds West, 162.47 feet; thence North 2
degrees 26 minutes 47 seconds East, 75.085 feet
thence North 89 degrees 42 minutes 30 seconds
East. 159.27 feet to the Point of Beginning.
Commencing at the Northwest corner of Section
30; Township 8 South, Range 10 West Gulf
County, Florida; thence South (assumed) along the
West line of said Section 30 a distance of 32.32 feet
for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence North 89
degrees 42 minutes 15 seconds East 16.00 feet;
thence South 1027.65 feet to a point on a cul-de-
sac; thence Southerly, Westerly and Northeasterly
along the arc of a curve to the right, said curve hav-
ing a central angle of 316 degrees 33 minutes 54
seconds and a radius of 100.00 feet for 552.51 feet,
said arc having a chord bearing and distance of
North 63 degrees 06 minutes 10 seconds West,
74.01 feet, thence, leaving said cul-de-sac, North
993.83 feet. thence North 89 degrees 42 minutes
, 30 seconds East.50.00 feet to the Point of begin-
ning, being located In Section 30, Township 8
South, Range 10 West and in.Section 25, Township
8 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida.
AE-2. Cessna Drive. Gulf County, Florida, more
particularly described as follows: .
Commencing at the Northeast corner of Section 25,
Township 8 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County,
Florida; thence South (assumed) along the East
line of said Section 25 for 337.65 feet "thence
South 89 degrees 42 minutes 30 seconds West,
50.00 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence
South 75.00 feet; thence South 89 degrees 42 min-
utes 30 seconds West, 165.67 feet; thence North 2
degrees 26 minutes 47 seconds East, 75.085 feet:
thence North 89 degrees 42 minutes 30 seconds
East. 162 47 ieet to the Point of Beginning.
Commencing at the Northwest corner of Section
30, Township 8 South. Range 10 West, Gulf
County, Florida; thence South (assumed) along the
West line of said Section 30 a distance of 32.32 feet
for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence North 89
degrees 42 minutes 15 seconds East, 16.00 feet;
thence South 1027.65 feet to a point on a cul-de-
sac; thence Southerly, Westerly and Northeasterly
along the arc of a curve to the right, said curve hav-
ing a central angle of 316 degrees 33 minutes 54
seconds and adradius of 100.00 feet for 552.51 feet,
said arc having a chord bearing and distance of
North 63 degrees 06 minutes 10 seconds West,
74.01 feet, *hence. leaving said cul-de-sac, North
993.83 feet; &,ence North 89 degrees 42 minutes
30 seconds East, 50.00 feet to the Point of
Beginning, being located In Section 30, Township 8
South, Range 10 West and Section 25, Township 8
South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida.
AP-3, being further described as follows:
Commencing at the'Northeast corner of Section 25,
township 8 South, Range 11 'West, Gulf County,
Florida; thence along the East line of said Section
25, South 00 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West,
412.65 feet; thence South 89 degrees 42 minutes
30 seconds West, 50.00 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING; thence South 00 degrees 00 minutes
00 seconds West, 68.00 feet; thence South 89
degrees 42 minutes 30 seconds West, 168.58 feet;
thence North 02 degrees 26 minutes 46 seconds
East, 68.17 feet; thence North 89 degrees 42 min-
utes 30 seconds East, 165.67 feet to the Point of
2tc, August 21 and 28, 1997.
Notice is hereby given that the Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners will hold a public hear-
ing in the Commissioners' meeting room in the
Courthouse at Port St. Joe, Florida on August 26,
1997 at 5:45 p.m., E.D.T. for the purpose of hear-
ing from the public in regard to the adoption of a
Supplemental Budget for the fiscal year ending
September 30, 1997.
A summary of receipts and expenditures proposed
to be adopted by the Board of County
Commissioners is hereby published as required by
After said public hearing, the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will make whatever revi-
sions it deems necessary and shall thereupon
adopt said budget.
Secondary Road and Bridge Fund

Present Budget
Additional Cash Brough, Formard
Present Budget
Road and Bridge Construction



tce, August 21. 1997.

~!J'JtfffiiiJ~ri(6 -

C.J.C. Hagendoorn
Clement J. C. Hagendoorn.
71, of St. Joe Beach, passed away
Saturday night, August 16 in
Callaway at the home of his
Born in Curacao in the
Northern Antilles, he attended
Lago Community High School
from 1940 until 1944, and came
to the United States from the
Netherlands in 1947, having
served with the Netherlands Army
during WWII.
He was employed with Merck
& Company as an Instrument
Engineer from 1967 until 1991
and retired in 1992 as section
head. He was a senior member of
the Instrument Society of America
and served on the Standards'
Mr. Hagendoorn also served
as deacon and elder in the Avenel
Presbyterian Church in New
Jersey, was currently attending
Beach Baptist Chapel at St. Joe
Beach, and was a volunteer for'
Bay County Hospice.
Survivors include his wife.
Nancy Laramore Hagendoorn of
Albany, Georgia; three children,
Charlene Pinter and husband
Drew of Seattle, Washington,
Craig Hagendoorn and wife Carol
of Woodbridge, New Jersey, and
Pamela Delcamp and husband
Jim of Callaway; three step-chil-
dren, E. Scott Spanfelner of
Denmark, Bonnie Presley of
California, and Karen Simmons of
Conyers, Georgia; nine grandchil-
dren; seven step-grandchildren;
four great-grandchildren; one sis-
ter, Evie Van Deutekom of
Colorado; and one brother, John
Hagendoorn of Amsterdam,'`
Cremation is scheduled. A
memorial service will be held at....
7:00 p.m., EDT, Thursday
(tonight) at the Beach Baptist
Chapel, located at 311 Columbus
Street in St. Joe Beach conducted "
by Rev. David Nichols. He will be '
entombed in New Jersey.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Bay Medical
Center Hospice in Panama City or ,
Beach Baptist Chapel.
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral '
Home of Port St. Joe.

James R. Shirah
James R. Shirah, 73, of .

3 bedrooms 1 ODalr Land 75 xl50
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Pansey, Alabama, passed away
Tuesday, August 12th in Dothan,
Alabama following an extended
A native of Worth County,
Georgia, he was a resident of Port
St. Joe from 1945 until 1966 and
lived in Tallahassee for a number
of years until moving to Pansey 20
years ago. He was a former
employee of St. Joe Paper
Company and was a member of
the White City Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons,
Johnny Shirahl of Wewahitchka
and James D. Shirah of Pansey;
two daughters, Carol Regina
Kelley of Gordon, Alabama and
Kathy A. Long of Tallahassee; 10
grandchildren; 11 great-grand-
children; one sister, Retta Shirah'
of Port St. Joe; and one brother,
David Shirah of 'Woodland,
Alabama. .
The funeral service was held
at 10:30 a.m., E.D.T., Friday from
the graveside at Cypress Creek
Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Nick
Davis. Interment followed.
All services were under .the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St Joe.

Neff Cox, Jr.
Neff Cox, Jr., Port St. Joe.,
died August 18 at his home. Mr.'
Cox was born in Evansville,
Indiana, and has resided in Port
St. Joe for 15 years.
He is survived by his wife,
Laura Geddie of Port St. Joe and a
step-daughter, Mickey Friedman
and husband Alan of New York.
Funeral services will be held'
from the Comforter Funeral Home
Chapel on Thursday, August 21
(today) at 2:00 p.m., EDT, with
Rev. Jesse Evans and Rev. Oliver
Taylor officiating. Burial will fol-,
low in Holly Hill Cemetery."
He will lie in state at the
chapel from 12:00 noon until the
time of the service.
Active pallbearers are Sidney
Anchors, Leonard. Belin, George
Duren, Jim Guilford, Ken Murphy
and Bill Strang.
All services are under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.

Evelyn P. Dorsey
Evelyn P. Dorsey, 88, passed
away Saturday morning in
Panama City. A native of Jackson




County, she was a long-time resi-
dent of Wewahitchka before going
to live with her daughters. She
was a past member of the First
Baptist Church of Wewahitchka
and a member of the Order of the
Eastern Star, Wewahitchka
Chapter 229.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Sam C. Dorsey; her
sons, Michael and Gene Dorsey;
and her grandsons, Gene Earl
Dorsey, Michael Anthony Gaskin
and Mark Anderson Gaskin.
Survivors include one son,
Jack Dorsey of Columbus, Ohio;
three daughters, Sammie Talbot
of Gainesville, Elizabeth Gaskin of
Lynn Haven, and Carole Register
of Marianna; 16 grandchildren;
and many great-grandchildren,
nieces, and nephews.
The funeral service was held
at 11:00 a.m., C.D.T., Monday,
August 18th, from the graveside
in Jehu Cemetery, conducted by
Rev. Mike Stroud. Interment fol-

All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch

Many Thanks
The family of Lois L. Whitfield
would like to express our love and
thanks to all our dear friends and
loved ones who were so near to us
during the loss of our mother and
It means so much to be a part
of such a caring community. We
will always be so grateful for the
many acts of kindness during our
time of bereavement. May God
bless you all.
Mildred Jones and Family
Lloyd Whitfielnd Family
Joseph Whitfield and Family

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Gulf County Board of
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John Stanley, District 1
Billy Traylor, District 2
Tommy Knox, District 3
Warren Yeager, District 5
Don Butler, Chief Administrator
R. Larry Wells,
Emergency Management Director
Marshall Nelson,
Emergency Management Coordinator

Gulf Co. Emergency Management
Gulf County Sheriff's Office
911-Emergency Only

SHurricane Tracking Chart
Your Family Disaster Plan
Disaster Supplies Kit
Hurricane Safety
* Hurricane Watch
SAdvisory & Warning
What to Do During the Storm
. Flooding Information
, Emergency Phone Numbers
SWhat to Expect After the

Devastation inflicted on Cape San
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There are no other storms like hurricanes on
earth. Views of hurricanes from satellites located
thousands of miles above the earth show how
unique these powerful, tightly coiled weather
systems are.

Hurricanes are products of the tropical ocean
and atmosphere. Powered by heat from the sea,
they are steered by the easterly trade winds and
the temperate westerlies as well as by their own
ferocious energy. Around their core, winds grow
with great velocity, generating violent seas.
Moving ashore, they sweep the ocean inward
while spawning tornadoes and producing torren-
tial rains and floods. Each year on average, ten
tropical storms (of which six become hurricanes)
develop over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea,
or Gulf of Mexico. Many of these remain over the
ocean. However, about five hurricanes strike the
United States coastline every 3 years. Of these
five, two will be major hurricanes (category 3 or
greater on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale).
The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale rates hurri- T
canes in five categories, from a class one to a
class five. Class one hurricanes have sustained
winds from 74-95 mph with minimal damage. A
class two hurricane has sustained winds of 96 -
110 mph with moderate damage. Hurricane Kate l
which struck Mexico Beach in 1985 was a class
two hurricane. A class three hurricane does
extensive damage with sustained winds of
111 130 mph. Hurricane Emily which hit the
North Carolina Outer Banks in 1993 was a Class
Three hurricane. Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and
Hugo in 1989 were Class Four hurricanes doing
extreme damage. Hurricane Camille which hit
the Louisiana/Mississippi Coast in 1969 was a
Class Five hurricane with sustained winds in
excess of 155mph. Saffir-Simpson classifies
damage of a Class Five hurricane as "cata-
strophic" and the news media have deemed r
them "killer storms".

Timely warnings have greatly diminished hurri-
cane fatalities in the United States. In spite of
this, property damage continues to mount. There
is little we can do about the hurricanes them-
selves. However, NOA's National Hurricane
Center and National Weather Service field
offices team up with other federal, state, and
local agencies; rescue and relief organizations;
the private sector; and the news media in a huge -
warning and preparedness effort.

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What is a hurricane?
A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone-the general term for
all circulating weather systems (counterclockwise in the
Northern Hemisphere) over tropical waters. Tropical cyclones
are classified as follows:

* Tropical Depression An organized system of clouds and
thunderstorms with a defined circulation and maximum sus-
tained winds of 38 mph (33 knots) or less.

* Tropical Storm An organized system of strong thunder-
storms with a defined circulation and maximum sustained
winds of 39 to 73 mph (34-63 knots).

* Hurricane An intense tropical weather system with a well
defined circulation and maximum sustained winds of 74 mph
(64 knots) or higher. In the western Pacific, hurricanes are
called "typhoons" and similar storms in the Indian Ocean are
called "cyclones."

he hurricane season is June through November. Be prepared!

1 Determine if and when you would have to evacuate. REMEM-
BER: All mobile home residents must evacuate, regardless of
1 Decide NOW where you would go if ordered to evacuate (a
friend or relative, a hotel or motel, out of the region or, as a
last resort, to a shelter). Remember, if you are to leave the
region or go to a hotel, you must leave early. Determine your
I Check your Disaster Supplies Kit (see page 8) and obtain any
items you need.
1 Keep home in good repair. Tack down loose roofing and sid-
ing. Trim dead or broken branches from trees.
1 Make the minor improvements, such as bracing the gable
ends of roofs, needed to make your home safer. Contact a
professional engineer, licensed contractor or architect to
inspect your home for structural integrity.

1 Make plans and purchase materials to protect your home
before the storm (plywood, shutters, or protective window film;
plastic sheeting, nails, etc.
J Purchase a battery-powered weather alert radio.
1 Inventory your property (a video tape is excellent). Store with
insurance and title papers in a safe place or send a copy to a
relative out of the area.
1 Make sure your address (number) is clearly marked on your
1 Whether you rent or own your home, review your insurance
policies with your agent now.




This was taken during the afternoon of October 4, 1995 before Hurricane Opal struck in
the early morning hours of October 5. The storm surge had already pushed water out of St.
Joseph's Bay and up Fifth Street to Highway 98 almost 12 hours before Opal's landfall.

Tropical Storm Watch:
An alert for specific areas that a.
tropical storm may pose a threat
within 36 hours.

Tropical Storm Warning:
An alert that tropical storm condi-
tions, including sustained winds
of 39 to 73 mph, are expected in
specific areas within 24 hours.

Hurricane Watch:
An alert for specific areas that
hurricane conditions pose a threat
to an area within 36 hours.

Hurricane Warning:
An alert that hurricane conditions
are expected in a specified coastal
area within 24 hours. All precau-
tions should be completed

Evacuation Order:
The most important instruction you
will receive. Once issued, an
evacuation order is mandatory.



IJ Listen for weather updates on local stations and on NOAA Weather Radio. Don't trust rumors, and stay tuned to
the latest information.
IJ Check your Disaster Supplies Kit. Obtain any needed items.

O Refill prescriptions. Maintain
at least a two week supply
during hurricane season.
O Clear yard of potential flying
debris, e.g. lawn furniture,
potted plants, bicycles and
trash cans.
U Protect your windows and
glass doors! Brace double
entry and garage doors at the
top and bottom.
U Fill your car's gas tank and
check oil, water and tires. Gas
pumps don't operate without
J Secure your boat early.
J Leave the swimming pool
filled and super-chlorinated.
(Cover the filtration system.)
LI Get cash. Banks and ATMs
won't be in operation without
electricity and few stores will
be able to accept credit cards.

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During Hurricane Opal in 1995, 19 homes in the Cape area were completely demolished,
with another 19 sustaining major damage and 48 more receiving minor damage. In the photo
above near the Stump Hole, the three homes standing in the water were later removed. The
house in the center of the photograph is shown sitting in the middle of C-30E and the house
on the right was washed off its pilings across the road into a marsh. Over 3,000 feet of C-
30E in the Stump Hole area was completely washed away.




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Stay tuned to your local radio and television station for emergency broadcasts. If ordered to evacuate, you must do so imme-
U Take your Disaster Supplies Kit with you!
ll Take important papers with you, including your driver's license, special medical information, insurance policies and proper-
ty inventories.
J Let friends and relatives know where you are going. Make sure your neighbors have a safe ride.

O Turn off electricity, water & gas.
D Lock windows and doors.

If you are outside the evacuation
area and do not live in a mobile
home, you can decide to stay
J Make sure your windows are
protected and home is secured.
Q Clean containers for drinking
water and your bath tub for
storing cleaning water. Line the
tub with plastic sheeting or
clean shower curtain, or caulk
the drain with silicone caulk-
ing-it will hold water for weeks
and cleans up easily when dry.
Plan on three gallons per per-
son, per day for all uses.


The storm surge pushed by Hurricane Opal in 1995 flooded numerous homes in low lying
homes in Port St. Joe. Shown above is Long Avenue at the intersection of 19th Street as water
backed up out of the drainage canal through the Forest Park area.

F1 Check your Disaster Supplies
Kit. Make sure you have at least a two-week supply of non-perishable foods. Don't forget a non-electric can opener.
0 Offer your home as shelter to friends or relatives who live in vulnerable areas or mobile homes.
.U During the storm, stay inside and away from windows, skylights and glass doors. Find a safe area in your home-an interi-
or, reinforced room, closet or bathroom on the lowest floor of the house that will not be flooded.
O Wait for official word that the danger is over. Don't be fooled by the storm's calm "eye."
n If you lose power, turn off major appliances, such as the air conditioner and water heater to reduce damage.
L1 If flooding threatens your home, turn off electricity at the main breaker.


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Personal and Community P

Before the Hurricane Season

V Know the hurricane risks in your
V Learn safe routes inland.
V Learn location of official shelters.
V Review needs and working condi-
tion of emergency equipment, such
as flashlights, battery-powered
radios, generators, etc.
V Ensure that enough non-perishable
food and water supplies are on

V Obtain and store materials, such as
plywood, necessary to properly
secure your home.
V Clear loose and clogged rain gutters
and downspouts.
v Keep trees and shrubbery trimmed.
V Determine where to move your boat
in an emergency.
V Review your insurance policy.

In the photo at right, a home at the Cape is inspected after Hurricane Opal. Over
six feet of beach has been eroded, leaving the outdoor shower hanging high and
dry. Some fishing rods are still attached to the underneath of the stilt home.

During the Storm
When in a Watch Area...

V Frequently listen to radio, TV, or
NOAA Weather Radio for official bul-
letins of the storm's progress.
V Fuel and service family vehicles.
V Inspect and secure mobile home tie
V Prepare to cover all window and door
openings with shutters or other shield-
ing materials.

V Check batteries and stock up on
canned food, first aid supplies, drink-
ing water, and medications.
V Prepare to bring inside lawn furniture
and other loose, light-weight objects,
such as garbage cans, garden tools,
V Have on hand an extra supply of

Plan to evacuate if you...
V Live in a mobile home. They are
unsafe in high winds and tornadoes no
matter how well fastened to the
V Live on the coastline, the peninsula, or
near a river or a flood plain.
V L.e in a high-rise structure. Hurricane
winds are stronger at higher eleva-

When in a Warning Area ...

V Closely monitor radio, TV, or NOAA
Weather Radio for official bulletins.
V Complete preparation activities,
such as putting up storm shutters,
storing loose objects, etc.
V Follow instructions issued by local
officials. Leave immediately if
told to do so!
V If evacuating, leave early (if possi-
ble, in daylight). Stay with friends or

relatives, at a low-rise inland
hotel/motel, or go to a predesignat-
ed public shelter outside a flood
V Leave mobile homes in any case.
V Notify neighbors and a family mem-
ber outside of the warned area of
your evacuation plans.
V Put food and water out for a pet if
you cannot take it with you. Public
health regulations do not allow pets
in public shelters, nor do most
hotels/motels allow them.

Reminder! If you ARE told to leave, do so immediately! i

If Staying in a Home .

Only stay in a home if you have NOT been ordered to leave. Stay inside a well constructed building. In
structures, such as a home, examine the building and plan in advance what you will do if winds become
strong. Strong winds can produce deadly missiles and structural failure.

V Turn refrigerator to maximum cold and open
only when necessary.
V Turn off utilities if told to do so by authorities.

V Turn off propane tanks.
V Unplug small appliances
V Fill bathtub and large containers with water for
sanitary purposes.





If Winds Become Strong. .
V Stay away from windows and doors even if they are covered. Take refuge in a small interior room, closet, or hallway.
V Close all interior doors. Secure and brace external doors.
'V If you are in a two-story house, go to an interior first-floor room, such as a bathroom or closet.
V If you are in a multiple-story building and away from the water, go to the first or second floors and take refuge in the halls or other interior rooms
away from windows. Lie on the floor under a table or another sturdy object.

After the Storm .
V Keep listening to radio, TV, or NOAA V Stay on firm ground. Moving water only 6
Weather Radio. inches deep can sweep you off your feet.
V Wait until an area is declared safe before Standing water may be electrically charged
entering, from underground or downed power lines.
V Roads may be closed for your protection. If V' Check gas, water, and electrical lines and
you come upon a barricade or a flooded appliances for damage.
road, turn around and go another way! V Do not drink or prepare food with tap water
V Avoid weakened bridges and washed out
roads. Do not drive into flooded areas.

until you are certain it is not contaminated.
V Avoid using candles and other open flames
indoors. Use a flashlight to inspect for dam-
V Use the telephone to report life-threatening
emergencies only.
V Be especially cautious if using a chain saw
to cut fallen trees.


While flooding does result from hurricanes, flooding can also occur during
winter storms as well as prolonged summer thunderstorm activity. Although
most communities have flood reduction programs such as elevation require-
ments and stormwater runoff systems; flooding, like drought, is a natural
event, part of the normal water cycle. Flooding disasters, however, are
another matter. They usually result from a failure to understand the natural
systems of our environment.


MYTH: Flooding occurs only at low elevations along the
FACT: Flooding is a result of elevation, drainage, soil type
and surrounding development. It occurs along the
coast and rivers as well as inland. More than 300 of
the land in the State of Florida is in the flood plain.
MYTH: My homeowner's policy will cover damage if we are
FACT: Flood damage is only covered under a separate flood
insurance policy.

Realizing that tax dollars could be saved and disasters avoided through
adequate planning, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was
established. The NFIP offers flood insurance to residents in communi-
ties like ours, which adopt appropriate standards and land use controls.
The NFIP requires new construction and reconstruction in flood prone
areas to elevate above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE) to reduce the
risk of flooding in the building itself. The NFIP also requires structures
damaged more than 50% of the value, to be rebuilt to current standards
including elevating the structure. Make sure your insurance policy will
cover the replacement costs of your home and belongings and any
additional costs to rebuild.

If you are at risk from flooding, here are protective measures that
need to be taken:

V KNOW YOUR RISK! Contact your insurance agent to determine if
you live or own a business in the 100-year flood plain. If you do, pur-
chase flood insurance! Also check your homeowner's policy to ensure
you and your belongings are protected.
V DISASTER SUPPLIES KIT Include a stock of food that requires no
cooking/refrigeration and first aid kit.
V Consider acquiring sandbags or other materials to slow seepage into
your home.
V Keep tuned to local stations for evacuation information.
V Avoid putting rescue workers at risk obey evacuation orders.
V Store drinking water in sterile, covered containers.
V Move valuable objects higher. Place them on shelves, tables and ,
counter tops.

During Tropical Storm Alberto in 1995 the majority of damage in Gulf County was due
to the flooding in the north end of the county caused by rains coming down the
Chipola and Apalachicola River from south Georgia and Alabama. There was no
phoning for help-just days of waiting for the waters to recede.
V Fuel your vehicle and check oil and water.

V If.flood waters threaten to enter your house, turn off electricity at main
circuit box.
V Stay on higher ground
V Do not drive on a flooded road!
V Don't attempt to wade in water above your knees.

V Do not return to your home until officials give the "All Clear."
V Do not eat food that has come into contact with flood water. Use your
non-perishable food.
V Drink only bottled or previously stored water.
V Stay away from disaster areas.
V Do not handle live electrical equipment.
V Report downed power lines.
V Stay tuned to local stations for emergency information.



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Your Family

Disaster Plan

Hurricane Preparedness "It
begins at home"

We don't like to think about a disaster in our community,
much less take the time (and expense) to prepare our
homes, families and businesses to weather a storm or
other disaster. Yet, if you are armed with knowledge and
a little forethought, you can save yourself and your family
from potential injury and financial loss. To get started, first
read this guide. Then, prepare your own Family Disaster
Plan by completing the checklist below:

Q Hurricane Storm Surge
L) N.F.I.P. Flood Zone
a Mobile home

I If told to evacuate,
we will go to:
J Friend's/Relative's Name and
Phone No.

[] Hotel/Motel
Q Shelter
Ll Evacuation Route

(See list at right)

J Name
J Name

U Call your agent. Make sure
you are adequately cov-
Agent's Name/Phone

J Policy No.

" Gable Ends/Roof
" Garage / Doors
" Maintenance


,U Make a list of tasks and who
is responsible for each task.
(Don't forget to include the






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One of the most important tools for emer-
gency preparedness is the Disaster Supplies
Kit. Below are the most important items for
your kit. Stock up today and store in a
water-resistance container! Replenish as
necessary, especially at the beginning of
hurricane season June 1.

" Two weeks supply of prescription medi-
Q Two weeks supply on non-
perishable/special dietary foods
J Drinking Water/containers: 1 gal/per per-
son / per day (minimum 3 days)
" Flashlights and batteries for each member
of the family
"3 Portable radio and batteries
" First aid book and kit including bandages,
antiseptic, tape, compresses, non aspirin
pain reliever, anti-diarrhea medication
" Mosquito repellent and citronella candles
l Two coolers (one to keep food; the other
to go get ice)
Jl Plastic tarp for roof/window repair,
screening, tools and nails, etc.
O Water purification kit (tablets, chlorine
(plain) and iodine)
Q Infant necessities (medicine, sterile water,
diapers, ready formula, bottles)
[ Clean up supplies (mop, buckets, towels,
!l Camera and film
lJ Non electric can opener
IJ Extra batteries for camera, portable TV &
lamps, etc.
Il Plastic trash bags
IJ Toilet paper, paper towels and pre-moist-
ened towelettes

If you evacuate you also should take:
Jl Pillows, blankets, sleeping bags or air
Ll Extra clothing, shoes, eyeglasses, etc.
Il Folding chairs, lawn chairs or cots
O Personal hygiene items (toothbrush,
toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
L Quiet games, books, playing cards and
favorite toys for children
[l Important papers (driver's license, special
medical information, insurance policies and
property inventories)

Precious commodities before and after
a storm
lJ Cash (with no power, banks may be
closed, checks and credit cards unac-
cepted, and ATM's may not be opera-
L1 Charcoal, wooden matches and grill
L Ice