The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: March 5, 1998
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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J.08 H i NDERy

USPS 518-880

Area Crime Beat
................ Report on Page 3A
Tiger Sharks Enter Final
Four Today In Lakeland
.... Photos, Details on Page 1IOA
....................... Page 8A
Baseball, Softball
Diamond Action Strikes Up
........... Stats on Page 9 & 1OA
Core Speaks to Rotary
.................. Story.on Page 1B
What's in the Classifieds?
........ Chck Out Pages 7 & 8B
Gulf County School News
............................. Page 4B

Gulf CofC Hosts
Annual Dinner
The Gulf County Chamber
of Commerce will hold its
annual dinner meeting
Thursday, March 5th at
Butler's Restaurant in Port
St. Joe.
Malcolm Jones, St. Joe
Corporation ,wI Sr. Vice
President, will be the guest
speaker for the event.
Gulf County's "Citizen of
the Year" and "Lifetime
Achievement Award" will be
presented during the meet-
A new slate of officers for
1998 will also be installed. An
annual report and pert and pertinent
announcements will be deliv-
ered by the president.
*- i Social hO6isFi-lchbd iled.';.,
to begin at 6:00 p.m., fol-
lowed by dinner at 7:00 p.m.
(ET). The cost is $15 per per-
son for members and their

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Raffield's Crews Drag "Missile" Up Fro the Briny Deep While Fishing
When one goes fishing, he never quite knows nation found something other than fish in the scene, advising careful handling of the market
what he will catch. That also holds true for corn- catch. It t as later identified as a marine marker which was superfluous information at that point
mercial fishermen. It especially held true for Raf- of the typ~carried on U. S. Navy planes. It was a in time.
field's "Salty Dog" boat and crew as they were dip- phosphoroa-loaded cylinder which caught fire The marker was safely tucked away by the ex
ping their nets far off-shore in 250 feet of water andput out adense smoke when it came into con-experts and taken back to Tyndall bu
.ia_ _.A.__, .. fA .__ ,. uf tac with tIhe air. plosives experts and taken back to. Tyndall.bu

teIC Ulotinier Uay ianl caugtII a surprise. Tey uidan
know they had their surprise until they arrived
back in port and started to unload.
While off-loading their catch, something start-
ed to smoke furiously causing suspicion. Investi-

So, the Raffield crew quickly put it back into a
pail of water and called authorities. The Gulf
County Soeriff's office responded and suggested
Tyndall Air Force Base be notified. A short while
later, Tyndall explosive experts arrived on the



not before it nad succeeded in giving a group of
fishermen the surprise of their life.
Sheriffs deputies, Malcolm Garrett and Bobby
Plair along with Florida Highway patrolman Dal-
ton Upchurch responded to the incident.

City Prepares to Apply for CDBG Block Grants

Grants' Writer, Julian Webb, Says Port St. Joe Scores Low on necessaryy Points

-.. ort-iLSt. Joe city commission-
ers spent most of Tuesday
evening's meeting discussing two
8600,000 Community Develop-
ment Block Grants (CDBG) they
are preparing to apply for.
The board unanimously

Missile Range Increase.

Hearing at
The Department of Defense
Ballistic Missile Defense Organi-
zation has been developing plans
to Increase its test range area to
test TheaterI Missile Defense
(TMD) systems for nearly three
yeas now.
One of those areas locally is
the Eglin Gulf Test Range which
extends from the Florida
Panhandle to the Florida Keys.
Gulf County is included in the
Eglin Gulf Test Range and the
launch site at Cape San Bias is
being considered as part of the
testt program.,
,"Lester L.U Lyles (Lieutenant
General, USPF) said flight paths
for the missile test project will be
completely over water and that'
preliminary environmental impact

High School
statements were completed early
in February 1998.
Public hearings will be held in
the March 1998 time frame at
several locations (TBA) in Florida
to collect public comments on the
environmental study.
A final environmental state-
ment will be published in the fall
of 1998.
One of those public hearings
is scheduled to be held March 10
.at Port St. Joe High School. An
informal information hour will be
held from 6:00 to 7:00-op.m. and
the public hearing portion from
7:00 to 10:00 p.m. .,
Copies of the DSEIS study are
available for review locally at the.
Guf County Library.

agreed its-primary. or- 1I ranked.'.
application should be for
stormwater drainage improve-
ments in North Port St. Joe.
Poor stormwater drainage has
plagued the area for years. Board
members wish to concentrate
their main focus toward fixing the
problem before it deteriorates fur-
Downtown Revitalization
Phase II is the other CDBG appli-
cation being considered. On the
off chance that both applications
were approved, downtown revitaJ-
ization would be declined in favor
of stormwater drainage Improve-
ments. ,
The only reason the two
applications are being made at
the same time is because com-
mercial revitalization grants come
from a separate pool of grant .
money than community develop-
ment. That being the case, the
two applications are not in direct
-competition with each other, but
rather, -are competing with other
applications 'in the two categories
throughout the state. ;:
Need Scores Low
Grant administrator Julian
:Webb told board members acqul-'

. itcn of either grant was going to
be a major uphill battle based on
the low community-wide need
CDBG grants are awarded
based on a point system formula
outlined by the state.
Webb has explained to the
boardthat the only way the city
could counter low need scores
was to apply matching funds to
ithe application. They would, in
turn. get points for the money
offered in conjunction with the
project which would offset the low
community needs assessment.
Webb had suggested it would
take matching funds of up to
8225,000 in order for the city to
have a competitive grant applica-
"Can we afford this?" Com-
missioner Charlie Norton asked
the board.
The ensuing discussion
revolved around the decrease in
ta'x revenues because of, Florida
Coast Paper Company's lawsuit
over personal property tax yalua-
Uon. This is currently qostipg.PoPr
St. Joe 8320.000 in tax revenues
yearly, until the suit is, resolved.
Norton also stated he was not
in favor of increasing taxes in

order to generate the hing
funds, but, "If we hav' the money
within our funds. I don't oppose
the idea."
Mayor Johnny Linton issued

his concerns that the expense
" olfld be'a lot more in the future
without- the assistance of grant
(See GRANTS on Page 5)

Ordinance Runs Into

A Snag; Change Due,

A recently passed ordinance
regulating mobile homes and
modular homes in Gulf County is
facing a little revision because of a
conflict with Florida Statutes.
According to wording in the
ordinance, no mobile home or
modular home manufactured
prior to 1985 will be allowed or
permitted in Gulf County.
Commissioners discovered
last week that Florida Statute
4320.8285 states-no jurisdiction
shall prohibit the setting or reset-
ting based on the date a unit was
One 'of- the' b6nes of oedn-
tention between' commissioners
with the ordinance was the 1985
restrictions ,worded into it. It nar-
rowly passed (3-2), partly because

of that restriction with board
chairman Warren Yeager, who
specifically stated that as his rea-
son for opposition, and
Commissioner John Stanley
This one issue doesn't alter
the intent of the ordinance, which
'is to regulate what has been
declared by the board as unsight-
ly and unsafe mobile homes and
modular homes in Gulf county ,
They do not comply with safety
standards, Commissioner Traylor
County commissioners will
meet Thursday afternoon in spe-
cial session to. correct the ordi-
nance's wording to comply with
(See ORDINANCE on Page 3)

Teacher of the Year

School Board chairman Charlotte Pierce, left, and Superintendent Jerry Kelley, right, present Sue
9) Dickens with a plaque commemorating her selection as 1997-98 Gulf County Teacher of the Year.

Sue Dickens of
,Selected by Peers

At Tuesday evening's School
Board meeting Sue Dickens, an
Exceptional Student Education
teacher from Wewahitchka High
School, who was selected by her
peers to receive Teacher of the
Year for Gulf County, was hon-
ored by a plaque presentation by
the school board and superinten-
dent. Many kind words were spo-
ken by Supt. Kelley and Mr.
Mathes about her dedication and
efficiency over the last 27 years in
the system.
Schools from the north end of
the county presented the board
with an overall view of what pro-
grams and goals have been
achieved thus far this school year.
For example, last weekend
Commander McLeod arranged for
approximately 30 kids from the
ROTC program to experience fly-

ing in an airplane first hand
under a program titled Young
Eagles in which retired Air Force
Navy pilots fly and teach young
interested youth about flying.
Under construction matters,
the board approved to accept from
Collins & Associates the lowest
and best bid for engineering of the
new road behind Port St. Joe
Elementary school. Concerns
were expressed over other possi-
ble hidden costs in the renova-
tions and new construction of 24
classrooms at Port St. Joe
Elementary. Supt. Kelley stated
that the project should be ready to
go to bid in 65 days. So far the
1/2 cent sales tax has generated
approximately $125,000 from
July to December of 1997.
Gail Blackman from the
Healthy Start Coalition presented
the board a "Baby Think it Over"
program in which teens receive
hands on experience with a life-
size doll programmed by a com-
puter. The baby will cry when it's
hungry, needs a diaper change, or

just needs to be held. The student
can then be graded on the care
provided by the teacher examin-
ing the information .in the com-
puter. Two teachers from Port St.
Joe High school are interested in
implementing the program in a
life management and a biology
class. Parent permission would be
a requirement. Gulf county has
the fifth highest teen pregnancy
rate, so this is one step to
increase prevention. The board
accepted the program unani-
A preliminary outline of the
Gulf County Schools implement-
ing the Prekindergarten Early
Intervention program was dis-'
cussed and Supt. Kelley will have
a proposal for the board for the
April meeting. The program is cur-
rently contracted out to the Gulf
County Guidance Clinic for
approximately $150,000.
Also, under program matters,
the board passed an agreement
with the Florida Department of
(See TEACHER on Page 3)

The Star


Get it Right

THE GULF COUNTY COMMISSION appears to be ready to
bite the bullet of subdivision rules and regulations, making them
a protective set of rules as well as protect the interests of the
general public. The commission is rightfully concerned with hav-
ing to walk the tightrope of protecting public interest while still
maintaining the rights of private property owners who wish to
subdivide their acre or two of property without undue regula-
tions making it impossible to do.
The board truly has a need to bring some order out of the
mess of subdivision regulations which currently governs the de-
velopment process, without treating every parcel to be developed
as If it were a tract of some 100 acres or more, when in truth,
most 'development in Gulf County comes from the small land
owner who cannot afford to jump through the hoops now asso-
ciated with Improving property.
BUT NEITHER CAN THE county absorb all the costs asso-
ciated with development of subdivisions. Gone are the days
when all a landowner must do to create a subdivision is to put
up a fancy sign declaring "Lots for Sale". Although Gulf County
is largely a rural county, it is becoming too crowded for people
"to do' their own thing" with impunity. Today, we must consider
drainage; we must consider either present or future paved roads,
that they be the proper elevation, width, have the proper materi-
al for their base, etc., etc., etc. We must consider whether or not
they are serviced by. or have access to, a potable water supply or
a sewage collection system.
There are a number of things we can no longer ignore for the
protection of builders and their neighbors and we need language
to adequately provide for such services and protection.
THE COUNTY COMMISSION is taking the right step to delay
adoption of the ordinance setting up such rules and regulations
until they get it right. The ordinance will have more effect on de-
velopments and people in the future than it has at the present.
Every, property owner in the county wishes to have the say-
so about what happens to his property, and rightly so. By the
same token, that property owner has the needs to respect the
same rights of his neighbor.

Hunker Down With Kes

by Kesley Colbert

Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin

God is mad at somebody
You don't have to' be a bloom-'
ing genius, a practicing meteorolo-
' gist or a multi-published, most'
high exalted theologian to figure
this one out.
I think It was Mark Twain or;
Will Rogers or Bela Lugosi who
said everybody talks about the
weather but nobody ever does any-,
thing about it. The idea behind
that concept Is that-this old world
just takes whatever -falls from the
skies' and makes the most of it.
God is putting kind'a a new slant
on thht long established "we just
get whatever we get"' theory.
We "get" what God 'determines

that we get.
We can call it El Niflo. El
Spefio. El Rao . it doesn't
make any difference. What we'd
better start doing is considering
the source . and I ain't talk-
ing about your cirrus nebulous
clouds here either
I tell you what we try to do
sometimes. \Ve tend to put on the
back burner the fact that God is
perfectly just! He's not going to,be,
mocked and He makes. no mis-
takes; We might f6b)l out; friends
and neighbors and the good folks
at CNN from time to tiie, but we,
ain't going to run nothing past
almighty God. If you don't under-
stand reaping and- sowing,,: then
you' probably think we've just been
having a few early spring showers
here lately .....
What I want to know, is who
has got God riled up? This thing is
on a grand scale. We've got rain
and water and wind from one coast
to the other. I'm thinking itQ must
be somebody high up that's not liv-.

ing like they should.
Maybe we oughta ask for a
show of hands. Or. at the very
least, let's have the guilty' party
stand up. Have we forgotten that
"confession is good for the soul" .
. and perhaps. in this instance.
for the country?,
I -don't know how much more
we can take. I'm tired of sopping
out to my car each morning. I'm
tired of those big green blobs. all
across every weather map I've seen
for the past forty days and forty.
nights. I'm tired of tracking those
storms across Texas. through
Mississippi, over the Gulf. .
Tempers are down toward the.
short end of the fuse. You can feel
the tension growing across our
land. Folks had better stop all this
accusing and finger pointing and
yelling and denying .. and start
repenting .... When all those peo-
ple that were sinning back In
Noah's day got real quiet-it quit

Of course, this thing could be
broader than a few national lead-
We all know that some of those
West Coast cities haven't been li'-
uig right for years. You talk about
needing to heed the warning signs!
.I don't want to shake (no pun
intended) them up Phis morning,
but God has been known to take
out entire cities at a time. He
promised He wasn't going to do It,
again with a flood-He didn't say
nothing about mud slides.
These storms seem to be
sweeping across the country from
left to right. Maybe God is "work-
ing on them" and we're just getting
hit with the leftovers. I would love
to think that down here in the
good ole Bible belt we're just inno-'
cent bystanders.
You know what I'm saying, it's
somebody else's fault. God is pun-
ishing a bunch of wild doers up
North somewhere o, way out in

I WHAT DOES THE Department of Environmental Protection
expect the people of Gulf County to do with their yard trim-
mings; put them in a 'dry pocket'?
The DEP has announced a yard trash crack-down which es-
pecially affects the north end of Gulf County. They say, no long-
er will residents be allowed to haul their yard trash to a con-
struction and demolition landfill for disposal. DEP says these
sites are permitted for construction debris and should be limited
to that.
What is construction and demolition waste? What material
.makes.up this debris?
Welir.: is obd roofing material, scrap lumber, bricks, cohcrete
-blocks,- piping, Insulation, etc., ... .as well as trees and bushes
But, you say, trees and bushes are exactly what yard trash
consists mainly of. What is to differentiate between a tree which
has been cleared from the site of a home or other building, as
opposed to a tree or bush a person just does not desire to main-
tain in his yard, or pruned material?
It's all trees and bushes, no matter what the source.
THE DEP IS FAMOUS for being Inconsistent with Its regula-
tions of straining at a gnat and swallowing camels. Their
newest decree makes very little to no common sense. A tree is a
tree, is a tree, is a tree, is a tree, no matter where it came from.
South Gulf County doesn't have such a dramatic problem
with this edict. It has a grinder located at Five-Points landfill to
grind up yard debris into compost. It's still the material both
construction and demolition and yard trash is made of. only in
the form of chips. North Gulf has no such facilities and DEP
says they can haul their yard trash to the Five-Points site.
People shouldn't be penalized like that for keeping their real
estate clean. We're already struggling with subdivision regula-
tions to prevent such. DEP is just encouraging open burning or
dumping of trash in the woods instead of allowing everyone in
the county easy and quick access to a handy place to dump
their debris. Maybe we could haul it do DEP headquarters in

I Stepped On Kes' Sore Toe With Mv Early Baseball Column

I COULDN'T PAY too much
attention to the teacher uprising
over failure to get a promised
wage increase last week. I had my
own genuine uprising right here
in my own ranks to contend with.
That's par for being editor-
having to decide which uprising
gets the attention and which one
as to just wait its turn in line.
This time it was the teachers'
time to just sit back and be pa-_
tient. I had other matters beckon-
ing for my undivided attention.
Old Kes, of "Hunker Down
With Kes" fame, was disturbed'
and threatening to raise a stifid.
. or at least, a mild revolt!
," It seems I stepped on Kes'
sore toe by writing my 'spring
baseball column' before he, who
purports to be a genuine fan of
the game, and a walking encyclo-
pedia on all aspects of the matter
since Abner Doubleday had an af-
ternoon off and called what he
filled it up with, baseball.

WELL, I COULDN'T help it.


S. by Wesley Ramsey

Spring training had already been
underway two days. Kes wasn't:
wasting daylight, but he waslet-'
ting the season slip on by without'
even a mention. Why, to this day
he hasn't even mentioned the
death of Harry Caray, one of the
game's legends!
Old Kes is just getting forget-
ful and slow in his old age. After
all, he reached the ripe old age of
50 last year. That's a half centu-
ry! He brags about the circle
change and the knuckleball he is
creating, but I kind'a doubt it,
don't you?
Fifty-year-old muscles don't
learn too many new tricks. I know
by experience!

I think one of the'
sights there is, is some
still trying to hang on.
everyone but his,: failing
the reason he doesn't
chance to play anymore.


AND KES MAKES light of my
Oklahoma background as if this
was standing in the way of my
enjoyable preoccupation with'
Well, I admit, he has met peo-
ple of a different league than I. He
has played golf [Golf! Hal] with.
'Travis Fryman, shook hands with
Lou Brock, listened to Stan Mu-
sial wail on his harmonica, been.

K glared at by Bob Gibson. etc. But,
S as great as all this activity is. and
as much as it would impress an
amateur like Kes ...
I wonder if he has ever wit-
nessed the big, hulking. Rice
twins coming in out of the fields,
K- still in their overalls and.'brogan
shoes, hitting a home run every
time they came to bat. in that
south central OklahomaY league.
dest Or, come to the Shamrock, Okla.,
guy high school baseball field at day-
'ning light so you could have first
Sas. choice at Royal Vanetta toplay on
t a your team?

I've looked for the natie Royal
Vanetta on big league rosters ever
since that day I left Oklahoma, to
see which team had the last fin-
ger-tip grip on the bat handle and
got to choose Royal. He was that
good! .
We played sandlot baseball in
Oklahoma, and sandlot baseball,

with football. I never saw a foot-

ball until I moved -to Florida at
the age of 13. Although, a few
miles down the road, at 4 place
called -Norman. they were pretty
good at playing football
We were serious about our
We just played around the
thorns growing on the field and
any ball hit far enough to hit the
school, outhouses [yes, that kind
of outhousel] oi the outer edge
was. an automatic homerun. It
was the only "automatic" though.
We didn't have a fence or
bleachers on our baseball
field. We roughed it!
I forgot only the Rice
brothers could hit the ball far
enough to get a homer on that di-

baseball and has more stories to
tell about the game-which he
has actually' experienced-than
,George Core has put away on the
by-gone days of Gulf and' Frank-
lin counties. I give him ,that.. And,

he has a memory' for baseball
trivia which nobody outside 'a
"$64,000 Question" contestant
should challenge.
He can tell you the names of
the 1950 starting line-up of the
"St. Louis Cardinals or the New
York Yankees; or 'tell you who
won the 1962 World Series, de-
scribing, in detail, the winning
These are only examples. He
can do the same for any team,
any World Series, any bit of base-
ball trivia history you should hap-
pen to ask about.j If he was a
computer, he couldn't have more
facts at his beck and recall..

KES, I ,PROMISE, I wasn't
trying to rain on your parade. It
just happened to be one of those
weeks when. I couldn't think of
anything else to write about. You
know, like you experienced just
last week!
Now that I have apologized;
how about that column on Harry

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Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Second Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL
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Supreme Court Makes Ruling on Credit Unions

Local Credit
Unions See No
Threat to Them
The United States Supreme
Court ruled on February 25th
that credit unions may not join
multiple -groups into a single
credit union. This ruling confirms
that federal credit unions were in-
tended to serve a. single group
having a single common bond.
The ruling will limit credit
unions' expansion by joining to-
gether unrelated groups. "For

those thousands of credit unions
that have remained faithful to
their original purpose, this ruling
will not change a thing," said Tom
Barron, chairman of the Florida
Bankers Association (FBA) and
Community Bankers of Florida
(CBF) Joint Credit Union Task

"Credit unions bring diversity
to the financial services market
place; however, they are tax sub-
sidized organizations that should
not be allowed to expand beyond
what the law provides," said
Charlie Brinkly, president of the

Florida Bankers Association.
"We do not expect this deci-
sion to lead to existing members
being denied credit union mem-
bership or that It will adversely
affect existing relationships be-
tween members and their credit
unions," said Steve Price, presi-
dent of Community Bankers of
"It's important to note what
today's Supreme Court decision
doesn't do. It doesn't limit the
ability of the consumers to join a
credit union for which they are le-
gally eligible. It doesn't direct

credit unions to give up their
cooperative structure, lower their
level of service to members, or go
out of business. The Supreme
Court hasn't said that consumers
can't join credit unions. It merely
has said that everyone in the uni-
verse can't belong to the same
credit union," said ABA president
William T. McConnell.

As a result of the court deci-
sion, The Star attempted to gath-
er statements from the two credit
unions in Port St. Joe, to get their
reaction and find out how they in-

tended to deal with the new rules.
Only one gave an answer in
person and the, other, Tyndall,
Federal Credit Union failed to re-
turn our call. However, a story in
the Panama City News-Herald,
Sunday, quoted the president of
the firm's main office in Panama
City as stating that the decision
would not affect their operation in
any manner. No explanation was
given as to how the firm would
change its rules, so as to negate
the court's ruling in its operation.
St. Joe Papermakers, howev-.
er, stated that they had been in.

the process 'of changing their
charter for nearly a year. They
have become-in their words-"a
community chartered institution ,
This means, that instead of
operating under the traditional
credit union rules, it offers mem-
bership to "All who live, work,
worship, or attend school: busi-
nesses and other entities located
in Gulf County, Florida or in the
city of Mexico Beach, Florida."
This, along with the court de-
cision to allow all present mem-
bers to, retain their affiliation,
supposedly takes them out from
under the Supreme Court ruling.1

C Sheriff's Beat)

Science Project

Results In Grass

Cultivation Charges
Gulf County Sheriffs
deputies arrested two Wewa-:
hitchka youth last Wednesday on",
charges of cultivation of marijua-
Acting on a lead, a search
warrant -was served on a resi-'
dence in Wewahitchka. During-
the search, ',two small homemade :
"greenhouses" were found, each
containing: approximately 10 to
15 marijuana seedlings.
While' interviewing the juve-
niles. It was discussed that they
had told their parents they were
conducting a science project on
seed germination.

Investigator Greg Cole arrest-
ed Broward Mitchell (18) of
Wewahitchka and John Kinney
(19) of Port St. Joe last

Another Paper Shipment
The "Canelo Arrow" sailed into Port St. Joe Tuesday to
pick up still another cargo of paper from Florida Coast Paper
Coni ny, 6outd'for Italy. Visits'by 'large hips have become
regar" ata thepa'per mill, after its decision to cultivate the
overseas mirrketesfor its products.

Ordinance from Page I

Florida Statutes by removing the
1985 limits.
Some of the requirements
listed in the new ordinance
*Set-up of mobile homes or
modular homes must be done by
a state certified mobile home
installer (except in the case where

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San Francisco and we just happen
to be on the same continent.
Then I get to pondering on that
verse in Ezekiel where God is
searching for one person to stand
in the gap |. anyone, .... any-'
where 12 !
And I can tell you about inno-
cent bystanders. Years ago. we had
that big headlines in the local
paper, "Terrible Melee at.the Lucky
Spot Bar Grille, Package Lounge
.and Dance Hall Saloon, Four,
Innocent Bystanders Shot". Daddy'
said that was -about the best
shooting he'd ever heard tell of-he
allowed it was near 'bout a miracle.
to find four innocent people at the
Lucky Spot!
Maybe we ought to be looking
a little closer to home.
I've been lately here sorta
checking out a few of our neigh-
bors over toward Panama City
Beach. The way some folks carry
on it's no wonder that God has
started to rumble. I've been want-
ing to say something to 'em, but
it's hard to .get around to every-
body with this two by four stuck in
my eye . .
Listen, I'll tell you.what I have
been doing, I've been reading
Ezekiel, Daniel and Revelation like
there ain't gonna be no tomorrow.
'Course, I don't think we have
to worry about any of that "end of
times" stuff. I know we've .got the
weather for it, and maybe the
pestilence and disease ..... but I
think we're safe for now .
because in the end times it also
says we're going to have "wars and
rumors of wars".
I reckon we're all safe in this
new age . .
Don't Bet Your
Life On It,

a homeowner is doing the work
*Preliminary Inspection prior
to coming into the county. This
will require a preliminary inspec-
Lion fee of $25. plus mileage cost
for the inspector to travel to and
from the home's location;
*Final permit and inspection
requirements; and
*Proper approval for electri-
cal. sewage disposal system and
potable water system.
As previously reported in The
Star. the ordinance has been
kicked around by the board for
the past several months.
Commissioners Billy'Traylor and
John Stanley initiated the idea
after describing a real problem;
especially in the north end of Gulf
, Several areas were discussed
where the county had their hands
tied, while they were turned into
"eye sores" for the community.


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Highway Safety and Motor
Vehicles for the drivrers'education
teacher to formally test students,
by the written and road test, prior
to obtaining his/her license. If the,
student passes both tests, the
student would only. have to go to
the Florida Departmeht. of
Highway Safety- and Motor
Vehicles to have his picture taken
and receive his license with no
additional testing to take place.
A nine week' water safety
course, to be taught by volunteers
from the Coast Guard Auxiliary,
was approved for the school year
of 98-99 at Port St. Joe High
School. All instruction will be
done in the classroom.
The next regular school board
meeting has been changed from
April 7th to Thursday, April 2nd
at 9:00 a.m. due to the regular
scheduled meeting falling in the
week of spring break.
Please note that Mary
Pridgeon did not say the board
will start out next year in a deficit
as written in last week's edition.
She stated, "It is premature to
predict what legislation will do
and what future budget work-
shops will reveal in regards to the

Wednesday, February 25.
Mitchell was charged with
burglary of a structure and grand
theft" and Kinney was charged
with burglary of a structure.
During his investigation. Cole
learned that Mitchell had alleged-
ly stolen a boat from the Land's
Landing area, picked up Kinney,
then the pair broke into a house-
boat near the Chipola Cut-Off.
While patrolling in the
Cypress Lodge area, deputies
Vince Everett and James Jensen
began investigating gunshots they
had heard fired nearby. v.i ,
They located James Elmer
Young (38) of Wewahitchka and
James Schnackenberg (28) of
Southport in the vicinity of where
the shotsgere fired. ..
While checking out the two
individuals, deputies learned both
-were wanted for violation of pro-
'bation In Pasco County, and
Schnackenberg was also wanted
.. for violation of probation in Bay
The pair was arrested and
transported to .the Gulf County
Monday, February 23rd,

Joe Police- Department Officer
Rusty Burch, he observed 'a vehi-
cle being driven in an erratic
manner, and upon further investi-
gation it was determined that its
driver. Kosler. had been drinking
alcoholic beverages and was
under the influence of such.
Last Saturday. Charles E.
Peterson. age 40. of Port St. Joe,
was arrested by Officer David
Cross. Peterson had a writ issued
for his arrest in reference to fail-
ure,to pay child support.
tOn e morning of Lunday.
March 1st. Stanley Peters. age 31.
of Port St. Joe. was stopped for
careless driving by Officer James
Norris. According to the officer's
report. Peters became disorderly
during the traffic stop and was
placed under arrest for disorderly
Sunday evening. Benny Lee
(See PD REPORT on Page 5)

PSJPD Report

Friday night, February 18th,
Johnny L. Gainer, age 53. of Port
St. Joe, was arrested and charged
with possession of an alcoholic
beverage (ordinance #245. Sec-
tion 6-4 A).
According to a report submit-.
ted by Officer Chris Tramel.
Gainer' was observed carrying a
bottle in a -brown paper -bay.
When Officer Tramel asked him to.
come over to where he was stand-.
tig, he refused and attempted to
dispose of the alcoholic beverage
by throwing the bottle down.

On the morning of Thursday,
February 26, Joseph Lee Kosier,
age 20, of Port St. Joe Beach, was
arrested and charged with driving
under the influence.
In a report filed by Port St.

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Deputy. Tim Hightower noticed
the odor of burnt marijuana com-
inga from a male subject, while
working inside the Gulf County
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court with several friends and
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was the operator of the vehicle, to
search it.
A marijuana cigarette was
subsequently found in the vehi-
cle's glove box. Smith, 49, of
White City, was charged with pos-
session ,of less than 20 grams of

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Chelsea Alexis Hawkins
Chelsea Is Three
Chelsea Alexis Hawkins
turned three years old on Decem-
ber 18. She celebrated her birth-
day with a Little Mermaid party.:
The celebration was attended
by her mommy and daddy, Nana
and Papa, Peepa and Grandma
Adana, Mema, Aunt Bugg, Natalie
and Morgan Wood, Thomas Gain-
ous, Andrew Burke, and Jacob'
-and Jackson Combs.

Larson Bozeman :

Larson Is One!:
Larson Bozeman celebrated
his first birthday with his family
and friends on Saturday. Febru-
ary 21. Larson celebrated his
birthday with a deer cake and a
deer theme for his party.
Larson is the son of Bud and
Darlene Bozeman of Wewahitch-
ka. He is the grandson of Bernice
Vhtlfield and Linda Bozeman-'of

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Volunteers Needed!

Sunrise Bay St. Joseph Care Center is cur-
rently seeking volunteers to' assist with our
activities and social service programs. From
quilting to cooking and everything in
between. Please join us in reward fellowship
with our special senior residents.

For additional information call Susan
McHugh and Julie Donnick at 229-8244.

Gulf County Interagency Council
and the Annual Health Fair. 'The
Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce selected Mr. Stokoe as
"Outstanding Citizen of the Year"

in 1990.
Mr. Stokoe is married to'
Elizabeth Ann Brown Stokoe who
is a member of St. Joseph Bay
Chapter, NSDAR.

St. Joseph Bay Chapter,
National Society Daughters of the
American Revolution, recently
honored Gerald D. Stokoe with a'
"Certificate of Award" and pin for
outstanding community service.
Mr. Stokoe, Executive Direc-
tor of Gulf County Senior Citizens
Association, Inc. has devoted
many years of service to Gulf
County. During the 12 years Mr.
Stokoe has been in charge, the
association expanded from one
small, site to three sites, two of
which are located in northern
Gulf County. Meals are served at
all sites.
Mr. Stokoe also oversees the
"Meals on Wheels" program for all
of the county. Under his untiring
leadership, the association built a
new $200,000 senior center
building, dedicated February 23,
1997. The center is available to all'
citizens and groups and is open
five days a week.
Mr. Stokoe is very active in
church and community activities.
He co-chaired Port St. Joe's
Annual Seafood Festival and Gulf
County's Junior Miss Pageant for
many years. He is chairman of
Wewahitchka's "Miss Valentine
He serves as chairman of the

Ilse well Hosts
Duo-Piano Team
The Ilse Newell Fund for the
Performing Arts is pleased to pre-
sent the duo-piano team of Susan
Brandon and Bedford Watkins on
Sunday, March 15 at 4:00 p.m.,
ET, in historic Trinity Church on
Highway 98 at 6th Street in
During their years as col-
leagues at Illinois' Wesleyan
University, Susan Brandon,
Associate Professor of Piano, and
Dr. Bedford Watkins, Professor
Emeritus of Piano and
Harpsichord and Chairman of the
Department of Piano in the School
of Music,. played annual two-
piano recitals. They last played in
Apalachicola in 1991.-
'Jesu, Joy of Alan's Desiring by
Bach, Sonata in D Major (K-448)
by Mozart, Slavonic Dances by
Dvorak, Variations on a Theme
.by, :Paganini by Witold
Lutoslawski, and 'Three
... .Andalusian Dances by Manuel
Infante will be performed. Adults
$2.00. Students $1.00. All chil-
dren under 12 should be in the
company of an adult.

Florida Gardening

Key to Landscaping

Is Nitrogen for Plants

Roy Lee Carter 'J -
County Extension Director'
One key to successful land-;
scaping in Florida is making sure
your soil contains enough nitro-
gen. Deficiency of this element is
the; most common nutritional
problem affecting woody orna-
mentals in our state. Almost
without exception, plant growth
can be improved by applications
of nitrogen.
Nitrogen is needed by woody
ornamentals in greater amounts
than any other elemenL Nitrogen
allows plants to synthesize amino
acids, the building blocks of pro-
teins. Unfortunately, supplies"7of
this vital element 'are. very low'jin
Florida soils. This is 'a serious,'
problem for anyone trying to grow
plants in our state.
As.I said, the supply of nitro-
gen which is naturally available
to plants is very limited. This
problem:. Is compounded by the
fact that any nitrogen we add. as
fertilizer is soon leached away by
water rapidly draining through
our sandy Florida soils.
Also, if your home is located
on land where ,vegetables, or other
crops were grown for years, the
soil almost certainly lacks ade- -
quate nitrogen.
If you notice a uniform loss of
green color from plant leaves, you
can suspect nitrogen deficiency.
This loss of color may vary from
pale. yellowish-green in the early
stages to almost Ivory if the pro6-
lem is not corrected.
In addition to a loss of green
color, a lack of nitrogen will cause
leaves to be thinner and smaller
than normal, and there will be
fewer of them.
nitrogen deficiency will af-
fect leaves all over a plant, but
yellowing is worse on the fruiting
branches. If a plant is severely af-
fected, its foliage will become
quite sparse, and quite a bit of
dead wood will' appear.
Nitrogen deficient plants growv
slowly. if at all, and they are quite
susceptible to cold injury. So. as
you can see, this ailment can be
quite detrimental, threatening a
plant's very survival.
Working some organic matter
into the soil will help hold nitro-
gen better. However, we., must
point out 'that organic matter
alone won't clear up a nitrogen
deficiency. You can't add enough
organic material to restore proper
plant growth. The emphasis is on

the word "hold." Added organic
matter merely reduces leaching
by improving the soil's capacity to
retain moisture.
To correct a nitrogen deficien-
cy, you'll have to add the element
to the soil. There are three ways
this can be done. You might try
to supply nitrogen in a basic gar-
den fertilizer, such asan 8-8-8.
You could also use a high ni-
trogen content fertilizer, such as
a 16-4-8, or you might decide to
add nitrogen alone, using some-
thing like ammonium nitrate.
If you use a basic garden fer-
tilizer, apply it four times a year.
at the rate of'two to fair pounds
per- 100 square feet per applica-
tion. Four applications of a.ihigh
nitrogen fertilizer also are recom-
mended,, but use only one or two
pounds per 100 square feet.;'
The amount of a single nutri-
ent fertilizer you should use will',
depend on the percentage,of, ni-
trogen in the material you select.
-For example, half a pound of am-
monium nitrate, that contains 33
Sand one half percent usable nitro-
genw will supply enough of the ele-'
ment for 100 square feet of soiL
Regardless of the nitrogen
source you use, you should ex-
pects' to see noticeable improve-
ment in the green color of your
plants' foliage in about one to
three weeks after applying the fer-
' tilizer. .
For more information on ni-
trogen deficiencies in plants,
please contact your local garden
center or your Cooperative Exten-
sion Service Office.

Colbert on Belmont's
Fall '97Dean's List
Port St. Joe resident Joshua
K. Colbert. a senior biology major,
,qualified for the F4Il 1997 Dean's
List at Belmont University. ,
Eligibility for there Dean's List is
based on a minimum class load of
12 hours and quality point aver-
age of 3.5. with no grade below a
'"C." ,-
With an enrollment of approx-
,.imately 3,000 students. Belmont
University is the second largest
accredited private college or uni-
versity in Tennessee. Belmont is a
teaching university offering a
comprehensive liberal arts educa-
tion with real-world, professional
applications' It is also affiliated
with the Tennessee Baptist

PSJ Garden Club's
March Gathering
Mac and Birdie from Mac's
Nursery in Wewahitchka will pre-
sent the program at the March
12th meeting of the Port St. Joe
, Garden Club, to be held at the
Garden Center on Eighth Street
beginning at 2 p.m.
Ways to attract butterflies-
something called flying flowers--
to your yards and neighborhood
will be discussed. Scrubs and
flowers will be on display from the
nursery, guaranteed to bring in
the butterflies, as well as birds
and bees.
Members are reminded of the
meeting, and visitors should feel
welcome to attend. Hostesses for
the occasion will be Betty Lewis
and Ouida Cross.

Senior Citizens'
Giant Yard Sale
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens will be holding a giant yard
sale on March 14 from 8:00 a.m.
to 2:00 p.m. in the new center.
This year, the public will be able
to rent a table and sell their mer-
chandise at the same time..
The rental fee will be $10.00
per table. All vendors will have to
provide a table cover. The mer-
chandise will be brought inland
removed by each'-vendor. All pro-
ceeds will be used to help with
the building debt. reduction.'Any-
one wishing to rent a table is
asked to call 229-8466 t6 reserve
one of then.

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Little Theater
Group Forming
Have you ever had the desire
to sing in a musical like Julli
Andrews, Carol Channing or
Michael Crawford? Would you like
to dance like Gene Kelly or Fred
Now's your chance. A group of
local residents i is interested ior
forming an amateur production
company to stage various musi-
cals. If you would be interested In
joining or for more information,
call Jim Newton at 229-6474.

Historical Society
The .St. Joseph Historical
Society will meet on Saturday,
March 7th at ,3:00 p.m. in the
Gulf County Public Library, off
Highway 71 in Port St. Joe. All
members are urgelt to attend.

Take Note .
In last week's article in The
Star, in which Kevin Stuckey was
recognized as Port ,St. Joe
Elementary's spelling bee champi-
on, it was not noted that his moth-
er is Master Sergeant Sonjia
Stuckey. :

Elizabeth Brown Stokoe (left) and Gerald S. Stokoe (center) holding his
DAR Community Service Award, as Nancy Howell, Chapter Regent, looks on.


Large Crowd Attends Annual Report

Meeting of St. Joe Papermakers FCU

' Door prize winners gather around the po- nual meeting of St. Joe Papermakers Credit
dium to claim their winnings, after the an- Union, Monday night.'

MB Police Start -Flnrida Had Governors

Crime Watch

The Mexico Beach Police
f Department, .is -,,starting ..a
Neighborhood Crime Watch
Program for Phe City of Mexico
t Beach. ,Community members
t from each area within' the city
limits are needed to make this
program successful.
If you live within, Mexico
Beach, arid are interested, please
contact, Lt. Brad Hall or Officer
Bill Latza" at 648-5700.
If you need assistance from
the Mexico Beach Police
Department, and it is an 'emer-
(' agency, please call 9-1-1. For all
; other complaints they ask that
you call 648-5984. Please do not
call the 648-5700 number for
police assistance.

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0' After further discussion. bity
. commissioners decided to follow
Mayor Linton's recommendation
and, will hold a special meeting
sometime next week and work-
;{hop the matching funds portion
.ofl the-applicatops., .. .,
IT '
In Other Business
/;/- *Agreed to a ri-ecommendation
from Public Works Superinten-
dent Frank Healy to install a stop
vyalve on the city's main (force
F'tfeed) sewer line exiting the
Sixteenth Street lift station. The,
.valve is needed in order fori
repairs to be made to the lift sta-
tion. The valve is estimated to cost
S5.000 to $7.000 installed.
'ePhilip Jones, Preble-Rish.
Inc., ..Consulting. Engineers.
updated commissioners on the.
status of the Ward Ridge Water
and Sewer Project.
Jones said the project was.
Searing completion but it, still
K looks as if it Would be 60 to 90
days before permits to hook-up
sewer would be approved from

*The board unanimously
passed a bond resolution for up to
82.5 million in low interest loans
from 'the 'Rural Development
Agency for construction of the
m arina. .. .

*Discussed several items
needed by the city 10-man prison
work crew.- including rakes. trail-
er. lawn mower, and other miscel-
laneous work tools.

in Memory of Our
George (Bill)
D Whitfield
7 Jf,. Daddy,
-. We won't be able to tell
you anymore just how
much you mean to us.
We have many good childhood memories
with you .no baa ones.
We have many gooa teenage memories
with you no bad ones.
We have many good adult memories with
you .no bad ones
You were truly the best father we could have
You raised a good bunch of children, though
tough at times, but you raised us.
You raised us with love...not hatred.
You raised us with respect.not disrespect.
You raised us with good morals..,not bad ones.
Just look at us...No'murderers, no thieves, no
We're just plain ordinary people..Just like you.
You fought a long painful battle. But you are
N not hurting now.
No more pain...when we move you.
No more pain...when we hug you.
No more pain...in this life for you.
We love you and we are going to miss you.
VWe want to see you again in heaven someday;
Then we can tell you...how much you mean to us.
Then we can tell you...how proud we are for the way
you raised us.
Then we can see you again..IN NO MORE PAIN!
.Forever In Our Hearts,
Fay, Alberta, Joyce, Johnny, Lonnie, Carolyn, Cathy,
Audry, Donnie, Teena & Darlene

From Five Different

POlitical Parties In Past

"Have all the governors of the
state of Florida been either of the
Democrat or Republican persua-
sion," Oliver Taylor asked mem-
bers of the Kiwanis Club Tuesday
as he prepared to address the
He answered his own ques-
tion by stating, "There have been
governors representing five differ-
ent political parties to serve as
head of state, beginning with the
first appointed governor. Andrew
Jackson," he stated. "Jackson
served only from July to October.
before resigning, and he was a
Taylor said Florida has had
governors from five different polit-
ical parties since territorial days
and on through its history as a
state. The five political parties
represented were: Whig, Conser-
vative, Prohibition. Democratic
and Republican.
William Robert Reid-Reid
Avenue's namesake-was the first
governor of Florida after It
achieved statehood.. He was.ap-
pointed to the position.
''All of these different parties
have served during Florida's first
116 years of statehood. The last
"splinter" party representative to
serve as governor, was a Baptist
preacher, from DeFuniak
Springs, and a member of the
prohibition party, who served
during the early third of the
present century. From 1901 to
1961, 15 Democrats and the one
Prohibition party standard bear-
er, guided the state government.
Taylor told several stories
about a few of the men who
served as governor. One was on a
man named Milton. of Marianna,
who served as governor during
the Ciil War. After the war, as of-
ficials were gathering to sign the
surrender. Governor Milton went
to his home in Marianna. and
stated. "It's better to be dead than
live under Union rule." and then
he shot himself.
Guests of the club were Bob

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Dr. Stephen J. Gross

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Attends Symposium
Dr. Stephen J. Gross recently
attended a five day symposium in
Orlando. featunng the latest tech-
niques in the loot care of children
and adults. Emphasis was placed
on diabetic wound care and circu-
latory problems.
Dr. Gross has been in practice
for 28 years, and his office is
located in Eastpoint.

Lordy, Lordy, look who's the big forty
(40). Happy birthday Jean Hill Feb.
26th. A mouthw'vat.rng ,oul F-od rrad.ncral
SundJa dinner ,harEJd .rh fam.1) menkrn and
Fr.er.d' a: -ce hgllightcl. ol ihe bbns,.dl celibra
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d.ion rn mmor. of our blc.ed Carr.e Ba.le
Fomil, me rr.birs vho re hororEd fcr iheir birth
dao wei.- Jean HiII. Just.r. Ealcy. M. J )Marr.,
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Nobody will deny that last
year didn't reflect the best of eco-
nomic times in and around Port
St. ,Joe. with all of its downsizing,
lack of operation of the town's
main industry and cessation of
operation of another industry.
In spite of all these financial
woes, St. Joe Paperrnakers Credit
Union officers reported a year of
growth at Monday night's annual
meeting. The only negative report
was in the number of delinquen-
cies the financial institution had
experienced due to the economic
General manager Wesley At-
kins reported that delinquencies
went from I0;' to 12''., during that
-.,eriod. but were on a downward
trend again. He reported delin-
quencies presently at 7% and

continuing to improve.
Growth was reported by At-
kins, even during the past year of
economic doldrums. The credit
union report reflected a $60,206
increase in income for a total of
42,928,614. Loans-the back-
bone of credit union income-
increased by $929,016 over the
previous year of operation. Num-
ber of members grew by 178, to a
total of 7,727.
President Harry Lee Smith
announced the credit union was
moving into Mexico Beach with a
new branch office. Within two
months the credit union will be
operating out of rented offices in
the Gulf Food building in that
St. Joe Papermakers now has
two operating offices-one in We-

Panhandle Piecemaker PDT
Quilt Club Will Meet
Guests are invited to the reg-
ular program and business meet- Jenkins, a
ing on Thursday. March .12. was arrest
beginning at 7:00 p m. 'at St. gation rev
" .ames Episcopal, Church. located ving witi
',at 800 22nd Street in Port St. Joe. resisting
and, wan
The program'will be on the release vio
jewel box quilt patterns It's not too Accor
late to join and participate in the report s
fun of making a "mystery quilt". Jimmy St
Each month Instructions for that Jenkins a
onth are given for another step. ing m a
The mystery is you won't know Long Aver
what the quilt will look like until it per hour
Ms finished. See you there! mi.p.h. sp
-S .PC around to
FSU-PCC Gets New driver app
a result. I
On-Line Applications hydran
east side
Thanks to the Internet. apply- Long Aver
Ing to the FSLI Panama City Cam- No in
pus has never been more conven- the misha
lent. As of January 30. age was ,
prospective undergraduate stu- Upon con
dents can apply on-line through initially
the FSU-PCC web-site. Michael R
For more Information on ap- their inve'
plying on-line, please contact the check th
FSU Panama City Campus Office was able
of Admissions at (850) 872-4750, .Jenkins.
extension 150. that he w,


(from Page 3)
age 29, of Panama City,
ted' after a crash investi-
ealed that he, was dri-
tout' a valid license.
arrest without violence,
nted. for conditional
ding to the PSJPD
submitted by Officer
ephens, he encountered
s the subject was travel-
northward direction on,
iue at a rate of 60 miles
in the midst of a 30
eed zone.
the officer turned'
o pursue the vehicle. Its
plied the brakes. and as
ost control and hit a fire
vhich is located on the
of the intersection of
nue and Eleventh, Street.
juries were sustained in
ip and only minor dam-
reported to the vehicle.
tact with the driver, he
identified himself as
. Peterson. Through fur-
stigation and a routine
rough FCIC, Stephens
e to identify him as
and uncovered the- fact
as wanted.


wahitchka and the main office
here in Port St. Joe.
Smith stated the new office
will be in operation within two
Smith also announced the
solving of the enrolment problem
which affected all credit unions in
the nation as a result of the Unit-
ed States Supreme Court's delib-
eration and decision last week.
'"We saw this coming a year ago
and changed our charter to a
community charter in order for
us to be immune from it," he
said. 'We'll continue to operate as
we have in the past," he contin-
The meeting saw the award-
ing of about 20 door prizes, with
a $350 gift certificate, a color tele-
vision, and a VCR being, the top
three prizes to be given away.


Our Anniversary
March 4,1950
March 4th, is our 48th wedding
anniversary. We smile just remem-
bering how our life together really
began .
Your larm and home in Weogufka.
AL. was very unique to me.
Sunrise so pretty along wilh crisp
morning breezes, as the golden
sunlight sifted lazily through the
The 1963 move to St. Joe Beach,
was our lives changing course, we
have no complaints,
We have had many mixed irritations,
every day, all day through, but our
living here is glorious, My whole lile
is new.
These 48 years were wonderful.
Harold. I put my rust in you. you
were always around to protect me
and guide me. to help me make it
For our live wonderful sons, Don.
Walt. Dil, Ray. and Keith, I is s my
daily prayer. I will gladly give my life,
my all, for you to be like Jesus, his
likeness to wear.
For you, Harold, with my humble
heart, I say "thank you" and I love
you and in line, hopefully in 99 we
can celebrate our 49.
Edna Butler

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Alzheimer's Diseas

Alzheimer's disease afflicts
nearly four million Americans.
These numbers continue to grow,
causing victims and family mem-
bers alike to suffer from this de-
bilitating illness.
Anyone living with this condi-
tion, as well as the friends and
family 'of anyone with this illness,

is invited to participate in a sup-
port group, sponsored by Bay St.
Joseph Care Center.
The monthly support group
meetings will begin soon; every-
one interested in participating is
asked to please contact Susan
McHugh or Julie Ronnick at (850)
229-8244. Following is a check-



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list of warning signs often asso-
ciated with Alzheimer's disease
and related disorders.
Warning Signs of
Alzheimer's Disease:
YES NO Symptoms
S1. Difficulty recognizing
and identifying relatives
and close friends.
2. Wanders from home
during the day or night.
3. Is bewildered and con-
fused by ordinary, eve-
ryday events.
4. Decline in interests,
hobbies, and motiva-
tion to do anything.
___ 5. Forgets to bathe, clean
up, change clothes, and
groom properly.
6. Becoming more irritable
and nervous; more, easi-
ly agitated without
___7. ,Becoming more forget-
ful about important
personal effects: losing
purse, billfold, car keys,
medicine, etc. Forgets
where things are kept.
S8. Forgets own childhood
events. Forgets names
of family members, chil-
dren's names and ages.
Forgets recent events.
S, Forgets own birthday
and /or wedding anni-
_9. Difficulty holding atten.-
S tion to a conversation:.'"
Appears spacey, and
". confused as if in a
dream. Stares into


10. Weight loss, decline in
appetite, loss of interest
in favorite foods. Rapid
fatigue or loss of
strength and endu-
If the answer to six or more of
these questions Is YES. you or
your loved one may be suffering
from Alzhelmer's disease or a re-
lated disorder. Your physician
should be contacted promptly so
that he or she can give you or
your loved one a thorough examl-

Business & Technology
Seminar At Incubator
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege and the Small Business De-
velopment Center will offer a sem-
inar on home-based business and
technology on Wednesday, March
11, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the
Small Business Incubator, locat-
ed at 2500 Minnesota Avenue in
Lynn Haven.
There are over 21 million
'home-based businesses in the
U.S. Too often, careful planning
and business focus are over-
looked when working at home.
Learn the do's and don't of run-
ning a business from the .home.
tax implications, licensing and
zoning requirements, time man-
agement and marketing the busi-


> Breakaway Restaurant
"On the beautiful Apalachicola River, Waddell Rd'-,

Wednesday Special Ribeye Steak $8.95
or Surf & Turf $12.95
Thursday Fried Flounder Special $8.95
or New York Strip Steak .................. $9.95

Good Food & Drinks
at Good Prices
Open 5:00 10:00 Wednesday Saturday ",
Closed Sunday thru Tuesday

Pancake Breakfast enor Motel on Saturday, March 7,
at 7:30 p.m..,CT. The purchase of
Is A Huge Success advance tickets is suggested:
B these can be acquired by contact-
The Mexico Beach Fireworks ihg any committee member or by
Committee is proud to announce, calling (850) 648-3061.
that its second annual year of c "i- (.8
funding the fireworks display on
Mexico Beach on July 4th is do- /
Ing smashingly., with. Its third
event of the year turning out to .
be a huge success.
Alan and Wanda, the owners
of the Hidden Lagoon iResta~gia nt .
sponsored the pancake&brea4st, '
which took place ond Saturday,.
February 28. All of the funds ,
raised will be used to benefit the
Mexico Beach Fireworks Fund. '
Over 150 tickets were sold for '
the breakfast, with a grarid total
of $713.60 being raised, all of
which will go towards putting on
) this year's .great display :,on the
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IND SS of'Port St. oe

In order to better serve you the Indian Pass Raw Bar will be
closed March 8, 9, 10 &11 to install new equipment.
Our regular schedule will resume March 12th!
Ya'll come see us!

SA special "Thank you" goes
out to Alan and Wanda for the
nice accommodations and the use
of their restaurant. Additional
thanks go out to the following
businesses, which also took part
in making this event successful
because of the generous dona-
tions made by each:
Toucan's Restaurant, Gulf
Foods. Sharon's Cafe, the El Gov-
-enor Motel, the Driftwood Inn,
and Mexico Beach Grocery.
Many, many thanks go out to the
Individuals who supported this
event and also to those who do-
nated their time and energy work-
Ing at the breakfast.
The Mexico Beach Fireworks
Committee would like to encour-
age everyone to attend its next
event, making it as big of a suc-
cess as the previous ones. The
group's next scheduled event wilL-.
be a concert, featuring singer
Kathrvyp, Kalahan, at the El Gov-

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*2 eggs 1 teaspoon Ac'cent flavor
1 cup plain bread crumbs enhancer
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 (14-oz.) jar marinara sauce
14 cup finely chopped onion
1. Heat oven to 350:F. In large bowl, mix all ingredients except marinara
sauce Add 1 cup marinara sauce: mix well. -
2. Press mixture into ungreased 8%4-inch loaf pan
3 Bake at 350'F for fI0 minutes Pour remaining marinara sauce over meat-
loaf. Bake an 'additional 15 to 20 minutes or until meat is well browned and
firm. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Makes 6 servings.


7 a.m.to 8 p.m
Breakfast 7 10:30 a.m.
Lunch 10:30 2 p.m.

203 Fourth St.
Port St. Joe


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f .'1 3006 Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach Phone 648-8950
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A $15.00 registration fee
must be paid at the Incubator at
least one day prior to the semi-
nar. For more information, please
call the Small Business Develop-
ment Center at (850) 271-1108.

Adopt Light/Flag
Pole on Reid Ave.
Anyone interested in "adopt-
ing" one of the light/flag poles
which beautifully adorn Reid
Avenue in Port St. Joe, may do so
for a one time fee of $100 by con-
tacting Jean Mims, president of
the Port St. Joe Merchants
Association. A plaque will be
placed on Reid Avenue honoring
those who make an "adoption".
You may contact Jean at 234 Reid
Avenue or by calling 229-6350.

Juvenile Justice

The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will be meeting
on Thursday, March 19, at 4:00
p.m., ET, at the Gulf County Pub-
lic Library, located on Highway
71N, in Port St. Joe. Membership
is open and there is no member-
ship fee. The public is welcome
and encouraged to attend. For
more information, please contact
Don Washabaugh, chair, at 227-
7340 or Charlene Stephens,
council coordinator, at 482-9618.

Now taking applications for
seasonal jobs. No phone
calls please. Apply in person
at the El Governor Motel.

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Kalahan to Perform Two Concerts

Kathryn Kalahan, profession-
al singer and songwriter returns
to Mexico Beach this weekend for
two community concerts. Satur-
day evening at 7:30, she will
entertain at a cabaret style show
at the El Governor hotel.
Sunday evening at 6:30 she
will perform at a spiritual concert
at the First United Methodist
Church of Mexico Beach.
Community leaders bill both
events as major fundraisers,
Kalahan has received acco-
lades for her gospel concerts
throughout the Southeast. Dr.
Roger D. Johns, after experienc-
ing a concert in Alabama, com-
mented that "Miss Kalahan's
repertory is eclectic with every
style of music from Broadway to
Nashville from Mozart to gospel.
Her voice is"outstanding. She is
creative, spontaneous and spiri-



Feature to run soon.
We need more children for
ou r ....TOM ORROQWS
* LEADERS...feature to run
soon in this paper. All parents
that want their children to be
featured should call
229-8997 days, 229-8978
evenings for, appointment.
Photos will be taken Wed. March
18 from 3:30 7:30 p.m.
at St. Joe Motel.
There is NO CHARGE and
all photos will be published.,
Everyone is welcome, so
help up make this feature a.

tual... she has something that is
contagious and I want my congre-
gation to come down with a case
of it."
Prior to her most recent -con-
certs in Alabama, Kentucky,
Tennessee and Florida, Kalahan
was a featured performer at
Monacelli's Fish House restau-
rant, Peter Gregory's Supper Club
in Panama City and the Ninth
Street House restaurant in
Paducah, Kentucky.
She taught voice and piano
lessons and was resident musi-
cian and soloist for the First
United Methodist Church of
Mexico Beach. Her CD Sweet
Release includes contemporary
pop and some original works.
Event organizers, Dana
Angerer, Moira Ritch and Sylvia
Whaley have announced that the
theme of the Saturday evening
show will be "Starry Nights", and
will showcase a variety of popular
music. One set will feature
Broadway tunes from All that'
Jazz, Les Miserables, and Evita.
"Last year's 4th. of July fire-"
works were so successful because
people in the entire community
got involved with the 'project,"
said Angerer. "The more money
we can raise together the bigger'
and better the fireworks ca~n be.
Kathryn's enthusiasm Is exactly!
what we need right now for it
reflects our feelings and excite-
ment about the July 4th celebra-
tion: We hope everybody will get
involved, buy a ticket and come
(and have a good time."
The concert on Sunday
evening has been planned as a
part of the church's Invest in the
Kingdom project. It will include
classic favorites such as Amazing
Grace, old time gospel like. I Knott,
De Lord Laid His Hands on Ale,
and some of Kalahan's original
contemporary music like. All is
The cLr the irs United
The choir of the First United

Methodist Church of Mexico
Beach, directed by Dr. John
Anderson, will be featured in sev-
eral numbers. The women of the
church will hold a punch and

Kathryn Kalahan
cookie reception following the.
Belinda Belle, owner, of
Flowers by the Sea, is. donating
flowers for the concert.
In planning both perfor-
mances, Kalahan has drawn from
the best of her secular and sacred
background. She has planned
rich and varied programs that will
include exciting and, energizing
audience participation. Tickets
for both events can be purchased
in advance and at the door. ...

Small Business
Planning Seminar
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege's Small Business Develop-
ment Center and the Bay County
Small Business Incubator will of-
fer a series of business seminars
for people who want to start or al-
ready own a business.
The program, entitled "Busi-
ness Plan Development for a
Small Business," will be offered
on Tuesday, March 10, with a fol-
low-up session on Thursday,
March 12, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
at the Incubator, located at 2500
Minnesota Avenue in Lynn
A business plan is a "road-
map to success." It outlines how
the business will be run and how
the owners intend for it to grow.
Anyone planning to borrow mon-
ey to start or expand will need a

Citrus Workshop
A FREE citrus horticulture
workshop program entitled
"Budding Satsumas" will, be deliv-
ered by Roy Carter and Wayne
SBridges on Tuesday, March 10th
beginning at 6:30 p.m. sharp at
the Port St. Joe Garden Center on
Eighth Street. Be sure to bring
along a sharp knife to work with
during the workshop. All those
participating will be given a FREE

business plan that shows how
the funds will be repaid. This
class will show attendees how to
create one.
The charge is $30.00 for both
sessions. Advance registration is

required and payment may be
made at the Bay County Small
Business Incubator. For addition-
al information, please call 271-
1108 or 1-800-542-SBDC from
outside Bay County.

Notice to Members of Tyndall Federal Credit Union

1998.Nominees for Board of Directors

Three-Year Term Three Vacancies

Margaret Bentz
--T-----" Incumbent' : .. 1 ?

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succe .3 and growth.
I ao., :,E,-.d on the T/nd.ll F e.jl','ol Credit
IJr,,,,r. B:.r- :l c I Ore,: or; ,fr ihe p.-:l
seventeen years. I am currently t-e '.,.:e hor,-r,,- arnd aTd or,
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engineering. .

Joseph E. Singletary
W I ., ,t.,- r you as a

years of credit union experience'as- a
volunteer and employee. I worked as a
Loan Officer for two years, then served as
a member of the Credit Committee for eight
6eoars, and I have been a Board Member for
twelve e or.
I am .-':.,-r' of ihe &.:.d of Directors, Chairman of the
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B.:.arJd .ieTib-i, Edu.:o'al -c. C'r .... ,a',, Vice President, and
F' .I.e 1 i i 11. .-.o ii Ch- pier .:.1 he. Florida Cred,' Union

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David W.Smith
Incumbent ....

STyrndall F,-d.,r.l :r,,n e ,i I :- J r| TFC ie 6:.- ,,
lei 'I Durq ih I 4 2nd

severall earL, TFCU has' experienced
excellent growth in membership, assets, and
quaItr, t :, er-ke. I am proud to have been
paei .-, Tyndall Federal Credit Union's
mrT,", vhT,,e,-,i to e,.'5 en.-

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,,-, .:. "1-c. I :.e e on the Budget Personnel, Strategic
:Planning .Committees and chair'ihe a. a.ii.,,- Committee-'
My dj....:a'....'.-I background includes a. B.A. in Economics and
a Master's Degree from,the University of Virginia. I recently'
.. 'r" 1re.d fro., h' F.;:.r .e a-Rer e.3r; of service which -.cluded
seve-ol .-.:.,-rm,.:,rd p:.'.i :.r'. I de.:re to continue to sie.-'. :1
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Annual Meeting


March 18, 1998

Enlisted Club, Tyndall Air Force Base

Door Prizes & Drawings

Voting from 6:00 7:00 p.m.

Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance
S''; Call to Order ard Welcome

7:00 p.m.

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valuable asset' in the q -. ir.,-,..i, ,n,,-,d .... -e:.-: :I T, ll
Federal Credit Union. i:.iir :,,' p ,;, I. :, ,r .:. : .,11 b
S.. appreciated. :

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: William D.Bass
I aT, Ga Certified Publc -:cO.:nriari and
F're:,der. of Bass, Ja,,,',s '.-,,I C Pa f,
M., business experience ,r,:cI.de: i.e ,- ar 1,,'
qc..e'n mental accou,'.rirg 1.e e,.,'' as a
.c.,'aroller ,,, pr,.at- irndu& irf ad r-ele ear,
in p-,.bhI: accounting t.lMy a ea, ct epernvse ar
tao l ne1.r., g busi-"E, c4 r. .,hsr. t.:, r.:
v.'luia.:.'n and litigamnor, .uppon, n,-d pesonr l
and business financial planning.
I was born in Quincy, Florida, and am a graduate of the University
c.-t Fl.:.,'.do with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business
Administration. I am also a Certified Valuation Analyst and a licensed
securities broker.
My community involvement includes membership in the Bay County
and Panama City Beach Chambers of Commerce, Military Affairs'
Committee, Lynn Haven Rotary Club as Treasurer for the past seven
years, post President of. the local FICPA, past Treasurer of the,
Beaches Optimist Club, and post member of the Girls Inc. Board
of Directors. My wife, Kathy, and I are active members of St. Andrew
Baptist Church where I serve as a member of the Finance
I believe in the credit union system and have a sincere desire to
support Tyndall Federal Credit Union's strong position in this
community and ability to serve existing and future members. I believe
my education and work experiences uniquely qualify me to serve as
a member of your Board of Directors. I seek your support in this
election to apply my business and financial expertise to meet the
challenges ahead for Tyndall Federal Credit Union.

Jenny Sue Hayward
I w Ipr; leged h:, pr .' :- l, "r.e .:.r, ,h'
Board JI Dire,:io :.i T,-dall Fed,-a-l C,,sd,
I o ld ls ~.:'i. t'-e. .i plon,.:,p, le ,r, ar. I ::ar.d
.d th e i r.- q, ... r,.l ,i,:.r. 11-.o1 ion :, ,i j .
TFC I'u ,:.,-,, ,:.1 1-,, I.:.p ,: ,d ,.,'r, .v ,,- I-,e ...n
h .-.r, I t.nte s el tr g- I Pl ,,in l, B ,ld :r,.-,e. ,, ,t,,:i.,',
pi, n de d ,rd ,du/i ls I 'r..., m re tl.:1 it ...m...t 'e
servicE ..r ,.ird n .,-,rver.,al financial in-
stitutions and wont to help er,-,hor.: ih. credi union movement with
providing cooperative, quality financial services. I feel that I am well,
qualeild a,'.d sold faithfully.serve the members of.TFCU.
My formal training'and education is in occouiting, finance, and
economics. ,., I attended Credit Unin'Fincial
Manogementaschools and completed several Voluriteer Achievement
Program courses earning the Credit Union Edward A. Filene Award.
While a member of Tyndall's Board, I served as Treasurer and'
chaired the Marketing, Building, anrd Office Automation Committees.
I also served on the Personnel, Strategic Planning, Budget, Exiecutive,-
TQM, and Assef/Liability Committees. I am currently the Comptroller
and a licensedB community association manager for a property'
management company and am responsible for all accounting,
finance, computer operations, and property management programs.
Previously, I was the Controller for another credit union, and held
positions in credit union lending, member services, and computer
I am a member of Shalimor United Methodist Church, the American
Soci. t of Women Accountants, Niceville/Vaolparaiso Chamber of
Commerce, and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. My husband is active-d tty
Air Force, and we reside in Niceville, Florida. I know first-hand about
being a "remote" member. TFCU has served our family well with
financial services even after leaving the immediate area. As a
member of the Board of Directors, I would work diligently to ensure
the needs of oall members are considered in policy decisions and
services offered. I would very much appreciate your vote of
confidence in my abilities and ideals by electing me to serve on the
Board of Directors of Tyndall Federal Credit Union.

Fred W Sass

I retired from Federal Civil Service at Fort
Rucker, Alabama. My wife and I moved to
Panoma City in 1992 and joined TFCU at
that lime. I was raised in Miami, Florida
and received a B.B.A. in Management from
th,, iLJIniyersity of Miami. My education also
,,-,,..,des an M.S. in Fd,.:ha.:n from Troy
~.ilie University. '

My military background was as an Army Aviator on active duty
from 1959 to 1967. I served in assignments both tactical and
non-tactical. Various assignments followed in both the ARNG and
the USAR. I retired from the USAR in 1996.
My civil service career began as a Flight Instructor at Fort Rucker,
Alabama. I transferred to the National Transportotion Safety Board
in Washington, DC as oan Air Safety Investigator. I returned to the
Army Aviation School as a Safety Specialist and later transferred to,
the Army Safety Center. as a Safety Manager. Duties included
managing and directing various safety courses and managing
major accident investigations when required.
I am currently a Partner in C&S Associates, a small business
consulting firm that provides occupational safety and health
training to various government agencies. Clients include the Army,
Navy, Treasury, Energy, Justice, and the Social Security
.Because of my background as a civil service employee, on active
military reservist, and a small business owner, I believe I can bring
objective insight into the job. My schedule will allow me more
than adequate time to spend on current credit union business and
provide the representation the membership requires and deserves.


P.O. Drawer 1760
' Panama City, FL 32402-1760

(850) 769-9999 Toll-Free 888-TYNDALL



March 16,1998
Balloting at all
TFCU Branches

March 17,1998
Balloting at all
TFCU Branches

March 18,1998
Balloting at
Enlisted Club
Tyndall AFB
(6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.)

Location and Time
Panama City Beach
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
23rd Street Branch
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Parker Branch
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Port St. Joe Branch
9:00 o.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tyndall AFB Branch
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.



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assigned to one of the Navy's
many duty stations around the
DEP allows individuals to
obtain guaranteed training in the
Navy without actually departing
for basic training for up to 12
months. This gives the individual
time to complete high school or to
take care of other commitments
before beginning their Navy
For more information on
career opportunities in the Navy,
call (toll-free) 1-888-ALL-NAVY.

Church of Port St. Joe, or the
Betty Otto Hospice of N.W. Florida, 502 N.
MacArthur Avenue, Panama City,
Anderson May FL 32401
Betty Otto Anderson May, 65,
of Port St. Joe, died March 1. after Charles
a brief illness. Seebron CharlesHand
She was bornSeptember 16, Seebron Charles Hand, age
1932 In Jacksonville. She gradu- h H d, a
ated from Port' St. Joe High 79, of Altha, died early Saturday
1950, attended Stephens College morning, February 21, at the
in Columbia,, Missouri, and Southeast Medical Center in
received a Bachelors of Arts Dothan, Alabama. Mr. Hand was
Degree fro the University of born in Calhoun County and has
North Carolina at'Chapel Hill. lived there most of his life.
- Mrs. May was a member of St. He was a veteran of WWi,
Joseph Catholic Church and St. where he served in the United
Joseph Ladies Altar Society. States Army. Mr. Hand received
Jthe Ameridan Defense Service
-She was armember of Pi Beta Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and
Phi social sorority and was active the European-African-Middle
in the St. Joseph's Bay Country Eastern Campaign M4edal. He also
Club and. the Ladies Golf received the Purple Heart, along
Association. with several-Bronze Stars.
A loving wife and mother,
Mrs. May is survived by her hus- Mr. Hand retired from the
band, David May, and three sons, Calhoun County Liberty Hospital
David Bruce May, Jr. and wife after 13 years of service as an
Joan of Tallahassee, Michael EMT'and also an orderly. He was
Anderson May and wife Maritza of a member of the Magnolia Baptist
Tampa, and Dr. Frank Douglas Church in Blountstown.
May and wife Carla of Port St.
Joe. Shecwas pre-deceased by a d Mr. Hand was preceded In
son, Patrick Gregory May. death by two sisters. Hesta Kent
SI l suited by o and Unice Luramore. Survivors
She is aso survived by one include his wife, Erma Maxine
sister. Dorothy Hannon and hus- Hand of Altha: two sons: Franklin
band Frank of Port St. Joe; seven Edward Hand and Joseph Daniel,
grandchildren, David Bruce May, Hand, both of Altha; six daugh-
IIl, Susan May, Georgia May, terms, Sara M. Simmons of Port St.
Madalvyn May, Rebecca May, Joe, Jessie M. Ehrlch of Shell
Frank Douglas May II, and Daniel Pont Jae M. Hobbs of Atha,
May: also special .nieces, Frann Rose M. Booth of Battletown,
Smith and husband Roy of Port Kentucky, Susan M. Hand of'
St. Joe and Dianne Smith and Tallahassee and Rebecca M.
husband Edward of Winter Dugan of Blountstown; two broth-
Haven. ers, Quincy Hand of Altha and'
: Visitation was held from 3 to Billy Hand of Blountstown: one
6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3 at sister, Selesta Greeff of Theodore,
her home in Port St. Joe. All Alabama; 1'8 grandchildren; 13
friends were invited to attend a great-grandchildren: and four
Holy Rosary Service at her home' great-great-grandchildren. .
at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3. *
Fi F.ral: sqeviceswre under Funeral services were held on
the direction-of Comforter.Funer~ ai'M-1riy, Febara4- 23, "-at 3:00
Home at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, p.m., from the Peavy Funeral
March 4 at St. Joseph's Catholic Home Chapel, with Reverend
Church. Pallbearers were Edward Jodle Robinson officiating.
Smith. Roy Smith. Ward Smith, Interment followed in the
Hannon Smith, Andy Smith and Magnolia Cemetery near Blounts-
FerrellAllen. town.
At the family's request,.', All arrangements were under
memorial donations may be made the direction of the Peavy Funeral
to the St. Joseph's Catholic Home in Blountstown.

The City of Port St. Joe is applying to the Florida Department of
Community Afflairs kDCA) for a grant under the Neighborhood Revitalization cat-
egor) in the amount of i600,000 under the Small Cities Community Development
Block Grant ICDBGI Program. For each activity that is proposed, at least 70 per-
cent of the funds must benefit low and moderate income persons The activities,
dollar amounts and estimated percentage benefit to low and moderate income per-
sons for which the Cir) of Port St. Joe is applying are:
The grant will be for Flood and Drainage Structures in North Port St Joe
to assist in allen eating the periodic flooding of the area.
Flood & Drainage $503,500 65




Engineering $48,500 NA
The City of Port St Joe plans to minimize displacement of persons as a
result of planned CDBG funded actiities in the following manner. No displace-
ment uill occur due to these activities Howeser, the City has a displacement plan
to assist residents should the need arise.
A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity) to cortiment on the
application mill be held at Fire Station Meeting Room on Tuesday, March 17,
1998 beginning at 5:30 p.m. local time. A draft copy of parts of the application
will be available for review at that time. A final copy of the application will be made
available at Port St. Joe City Hill on Monday through Friday during normal busi-
ness hours no more than fise days after March 31. 1998. The application will be
submitted to DCA on or before March 31, 1998. To obtain additional information
concerning the application and the public hearing contact Cirt Clerk Pauline
Pendarsi Port St Joe Clir Hall, 305 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida. Phone
(8501 229-8261 FAX 227.7522.
The public hearing will be conducted in a handicapped accessible location.
Non-English speaking, deaf, or usually impaired persons needing an interpreter or
any handicapped person requiring special accommodation should contact Cir)
Clerk Pauline Pendaris iTDD 229-82bl ) at least five calendar days prior to the
Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989.. the following
disclosures will be submitted to DCA witli the application The disclosures will be
made available b% the City of Port St. Joe and DCA for public inspection upon
request. These disclosures will be available on or after the date of submission of
tins application and shall continue to be available for a minimum period of fise
1. Other government (federal. state and local) assistance to the project in the
form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, insurance payment, rebate, subsidy ,
credit, tax benefit, or any other form of direct or indirect benefit by source
and amount,
2 The identites and pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors, or con-
sultants involved in the application for assistance or in the planning or devel-
opment of the project or activist,
3 The identities and pecuniary interests of an\ other persons with a pecuniary
interest in the project that can reasonably be expected to exceed $50,000 or
10 percent of the grant request whichever is lower);
4 For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others
listed in rto 121 or three 131 above which are corporations, or other enti-
ties, the identification and pecuniary interests b) corporation or entire of
each officer, director, principal stockholder, or other official of the entire ;
5 The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of
the providers of those funds and the amount provided; and
6 The expected uses of all funds by activity and amount.
The City of Port St. Joe is a 'fair housing, equal opportunity and handicapped
responsive jurisdiction.
lie, March 5. 1998

Lady Gators, Win First Two

Holmes Raises

Hand for USN
Jason M. Holmes, a senior at
Port St. Joe High School and son
of Port St. Joe's Dennis and
Donna Holmes, recently enlisted
in the Navy's Delayed Entry
Program (DEP).
After completing basic train-
ing in Great .Lakes, Illinois,.
Holmes is scheduled to attend the
Navy 29-week diver school in
Panama City, and then will be

With a 6-4 lead going into the sev-
enth inning, the Lady Gators held
Freeport's rally to only one run
and sealed the victory.
"It was an exciting game, and
a good way to start the season,"
said Coach Fortner.
Judith Husband won her first
game as a Gator as she struck out
four batters and only walked one.
Husband gave -up eight hits and'

Funeral services will be held
at Zion Fair Baptist Church on
Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Interment
will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery.
She will lie in state at the church ,
from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on
All services are under the,
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.

three earned runs during the
seven innings she pitched.
Almee Pridgeon and Kristen
Jones each went two for four.for
Wewa. Jones had a triple and two
RBI. Diana Taunton was one for
three with three RBI and Mandy -
Little had a single. '
WEWA202 10 1 x- 6 6 3
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Trotman and Cheatham;

follow in the family plot in Holly.
Hill Cemetery. He lay in state at
the funeral home from 6:00 to,
8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 4. '
Those that wish may make
donations In his memory to the
St. James Episcopal Church.
All services are under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.

Ernest J. Givenis Letter of Thanks

Jonathon Atchison i
Jonathon Ryan Atchison, of
Palm Harbor, passed way at All
Children's Hospital after a brief
Illness on Monday, February 23.
Jon was borri January 29, '1992
to Randy (former resident of Port
St. Joe) and Kathy Atchison and
loving sister Kasey.
He was a joy to all that knew
him; a little boy with a big smile
and lots of hugs to give. He was a
member of the Cherub Choir at
Palm Harbor United Methodist
Church where he attended with-
his parents and sister.
On February 26. a 'special'
service to celebrate Jon's life was
held at Palm Harbor Unite'd"'
Methodist Church with Rev.
Stephen King officiating,
Jonathon is survived by his
parents. Randy and Kathy
Atchison; a sister, Kasey
Atchison; maternal grandfather,'
Blane March of Plant City; mater- ,
nal grandmother and step-grand-
father, Barbara and James
Dombrosky of Plant City: paternal,
grandparents. Homer and Yvonne I
Atchison of WVewahitchka; annd,.
numerous aunts. uncles anl:-

Roosevelt Crosby
Roosevelt Crosby. 96. of Port
St. Joe, passed away Thursday;[
February 26 following an extend'l'
ed Illness. A native of Castleberry,
Alabama. he has lived in Port Sp.
Joe the past 11 years.
Mr. Crosby is survived by his'
grandsons. John (Deborah)
Crosby of Port St. Joe and James
Buie of Springfield Gardens, New,
York; and several great-grandchil-.
Graveside funeral services.,
were held at 4:00 p.m. o t
Tuesday, March 3 at-Forest'Hilo
Cemetery with Eider "John -tWleyi I
All services were under the
-direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.

Frances Frazier
Frances Frazier, 55. of Port
St. Joe, passed away Saturday,
February 28. She was a lifelong
resident of Gulf County and had
',worked for Gulf Correctional
Institute, and as a nursing assis-
tant at Bay St. Joseph Care
Center and at Bay Convalescent
Center. :

Survivors Include a -son,
Joseph Bowens of Perry, Georgia;
two daughters, Felica Farper
(Henry Rochelle) and Dana
Frazier, both of Port St. Joe; four
brothers, Billy Quinn and. Joseph
Quinn of Port St. Joe, and James
'Quinn and Jimmy Quinn: of
Jacksonville; two sisters, Julia
Barnes of Pascagoula. Mississippi
and Alice Frazier of Wewahitchka:
five grandchildren; a special aunt
and uncle. Henry and Susan
Refore of Bowling Green: special
friends. Annie Belle Poole, Helen
Barnes and Tommy Garland, all
of Port St. Joe; and a host of other
relatives and friends.

Fair housing is a concept that everyone has a right to
obtain housing without discrimination. The City of
Wewahitchka has officially adopted a Fair Housing Ordinance
'which prohibits discrimination!' in housing because of race,
color, national.origin, religion, age, sex, handicap and familial
status. This ordinance covers most housing related activities
such as real estate sale, advertising, bank transactions, mort-
gages, rentals and any similar activity which may deal with per-
sons seeking housing.
The City of Wewahitchka has developed an education pro-
gram to inform residents and other appropriate persons regard-
ing affordable and fair housing opportunities.
A fair housing training session will be conducted at the
Wewahitchka City Council on March 23 at 7 p.m. local time
or as soon thereafter as possible. The session is open to all-
interested persons. For more information contact City Manager
Don Minchew at Phone (850) 639-2605 (TDD is same) or FAX
The public is invited and urged to attend.
This public session is being held in a handicap accessible
location. Persons needing interpreter for hearing, vision or lan-
guage impairment or persons needing special accommodation
due to handicap should.contact the office noted above at least
three calendar days prior to the meeting.
The City of Wewahitchka is a Fair Housing, Equal
Opportunity, and Handicap Responsive jurisdiction.
1tc, March 5, 1998

We would like to express our
thanks to all of our family and
friends for all the food. flowers.
prayers, and support we received
during the' recent loss of our
loved one.
Many thanks and much ap-
preciation goes out to the Rev.
and Mrs. James Friddle of the
Word of Life Holiness Church of
White City.
The Family of ,
George (Bill) Whitfield




Fair housing is a concept that everyone has, a right to
obtain housing without discrimination. The Cily of Port St. Joe
has officially adopted a Fair Housing Ordinance which prohibits
discrimination in housing because of race, color;,national ori-
gin, religion, age, sex, handicap and familial status. This ordi-
nance covers most housing related activities such as real estate
sale, advertising, bank transactions. mortgages, rentals and any
similar activity which may deal with persons seeking housing.
The City of Port St. Joe has developed an education pro-
gram to inform residents and other appropriate persons re-gard-
ing affordable and fair housing opportunities.
A fair housing training session will be conducted at the
Pori St. Joe Cily Coinmission Meeling at City Hall on March;
17 at 7 p.m. local time or as soon thereafter as possible.
The session is open to all interested persons. For more informa-
tiion1 cddantitCiy.l lesik' Pauline Pendarvi. at (850) 229"-8261

The public is invited and urged to attend.
Persons needing interpreter for hearing, vision or language
impairment or persons needing special accommodation due to
handicap should contact the office noted above at least three
calendar days prior,to the meeting.
The Cily of Port St. Joe is a Fair Housing, Equal
Opportunity. and Handicap Responsive jurisdiction.
1tc, March 5, 1998

SThe City of Wewahitchka. is.,applying to the Florida Department of
'Community Affairs (DCA) for a grant under the Neighborhood Revitalization cat-
egory in the amount of $444,000 under the Small Cities Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) Program. For each activity that is proposed, at least 70 per-
cent of the funds must benefit low and moderate income persons. The activities,
dollar amounts and estimated percentage benefit to low and moderate income per-
sons fot which. the City of Wewahitchkajs applying are:
S Se..er Lines $360,000 65.

Ernest James Givens of Port
St. Joe passed away Saturday.
February 28 at his home. He was.
a nathe 'and lifelong resident of i,
Port St. Joe.
iSurvivofrs incbluide a' son,
Darrell James Givens, Sr. of
Washington. D.C.; a daughter,
Mia Farrow Givens ofTalldi assee;
a grandchild. Darrell James
Givens. Jr. of Washington. D.C.:
two brothers, Josephius Givens of
Port. St. Joe and Jewel Givens of
Kentucky; two sisters, Rachella
Givens of Maryland and Myrtle
Nesbitt of Kentucky; a brother-in-
law, Glover Nesbitt of Kentucky, a
sister-in-law, Lettis Ann Givens;
and a close friend, Chester Gant"
of Port St. Joe, and a, host of
nieces and nephews.
S The funeral service; will be
held at 10:00 a.m., E.T., Saturday.
at the Thompson Temple First
Born Church of the Living God.
Interment will follow in Forest Hill
Cemetery. He will lie in state on
Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00
p.m. at Thompson Temple First
Born Church of the Living God.
'All services are under the
direction of 'Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.

Henry R. Maige
Henry R. Maige. 90, of Port
St. Joe passed away Monday.
March 2 in Bay Medical Center
following a brief illness.
1 A native of Carrabelle, he was
a forester for the Florida Forestry
and Parks Service near the time of
Its inception. He then worked for
St. Joe Paper Company from 1940.
until his retirement in 1973, and
pioneered experimental fertiliza-
tion for them.
His life was the outdoors,
hunting and fishing. He was a 69
year member of Curfew Lodge #73
,"in Carrabelle, and was past mas-
ter of that. lodge., Mr. Maige was
also a long time member of St.
James Episcopal Church of Port
St. Joe. .....
Survivors include his wife,;
Jewell Malge of Port St. Joe; two'
sons, Maurice Maige and wife,
Jamie of Atlanta. Georgia, and
Tony Maige and wife, Elaine of
Port St. Joe: five grandchildren,
Stanley Maige and Vince Maige,
both of Dallas, Texas, Maurice
Maige, Jr. of Washington, D.C.,
Dana Malge of Port St.,Joe and
Christie Staab of Frederick,
Maryland; and 11' great-grand-
children. -.
The 'funeral s&rvic' will ,be
held at 4:00 p.m. E.T., Thursday.
March 5, at the St. James
Episcopal Church, conducted by\
Rev. Jerry Huft. Interment will


.EBnginee'ig.g $49,000 'IA
a The project is for new sewer lines to serve the Sesame Str t area including
Canning Drive, Dogwood, Sycamore, Maple, Red Bull Avenue, Florida Streets or
avenues: AlsoiCataiwba and Mossie streets.
. '. ,The City of Wewahitchka plans to minimize displacement of persons as a
result of planned CDBG funded activities in the following manner. No displace-
ment will occur due to these activities. However, the City has a displacement plan
to assist residents should the need arise.
A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the
application will be held at Wewahitchka City Hall on Monday, March 23, 1998
beginning at 6 p.m. local time. A draft copy of parts of the application will be avail-
able for review at that time. A final copy of the application will be made available
at Wewahitchka City Hall on Monday through Friday during'nfiormal business
hour's no more than five days'after March 31, 1998. The application will be sub-
mitted to DCA on or before March 31, 1998. To obtain additional information
concerning the application and the public hearing contact City Manager Don
Minchew, Wewahitchka City Hall, 117 East Second Street, Wewahitchka, Florida
32465. Phone (850) 639-2605 FAX 639-2701.
The public hearing will be conducted in a handicapped accessible location.
Non-English speaking, deaf, or visually impaired persons needing an interpreter or
any handicapped person requiring special accommodation should contact City
Manager Don Minchew at (850) 639-2605 (TDD is same) at least five calendar
days prior to the meeting.
Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989...the following
disclosures will be submitted to DCA with the application. The disclosures will be
made available by the City of Wewahitchka and DCA for public inspection upon
request.. These disclosures will be available on or after the date of submission of
this application and shall continue to be available for a minimum period of five
1. Other government (federal, state and local) assistance to the project in the
form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, .insurance payment, rebate, subsidy,
credit, tax benefit, or any other form of direct or indirect benefit by source
and amount;
2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors, or con-
sultants involved in the application for assistance or in the planning or devel-
opment of the project or activity;
3. The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with a pecuniary
interest in the project that can reasonably be expected to exceed $50,000 or
10 percent of the grant request (whichever is lower);,
4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others
listed in two (2) or three (3) above which are corporations, or other enti-
ties, the identification and pecuniary interests by corporation or entity of
each officer, director, principal stockholder, or other official of the entity;
5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of
Sthe providers of those funds and the amount provided; and
6. The expected uses of all funds by activity and amount.
The City of Wewahitchka is a fair housing, equal opportunity and handi-
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K 'l1c, March 5, 1998


The Wewahitchka Lady
Gators softball team kicked off
their 1998 season with a 6-5 win
over" Freeport.
Diana Taunton's single to'
right center with two outs, scored
Almee Pridgeon with winning run
In the bottom of the sixth inning

Husband and Lister.

The Wewahitchka Lady
Gators put together 11 hits for 15 -
runs in their 15-3 win over
Chattahoochee Tuesday. ,
Judith Husband (2-0) picked
up her second win of the season.
and only allowed four hits and
one earned run. Husband threw
all five innings and struck out two.
batters and walked one. "
The Gators were led offensive- -
ly by Mandy Little, four for four'
with five RBI. Diana Taunton was-
two for four with two RBI and.
scored three times, while Aimee'
Pridgeon was one for three with-
three stolen bases and scored I
three runs for the Lady Gators (2-.-
0). A
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Husband and Lister: Dawkins
and Dawkins.
Upcoming Games :
This week, the Lady Gators'
will travel to Freeport on'
Thursday (today) for a 5:00 game,
then on to Chiplev to play Friday
at 5:30.
Saturday they 'will enter
Panama City's North Florida,
Classic, a round-robin tourney to'
-be held at the Oakland Terrace1
complex.. The Lady Gators will
play Port St.* Joe at 9:30, Bay
High at 11:00 and', Marianna at
The winner of"their pool will
face the winner of a pool consist-`
ing of Vernon, Liberty County,.-
Maclay and Marysille (Louisiana).
All game times listed are central.

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Left to right standing: Coach Jim Belin, Lyndsay Williams, Lacey Johnson, Emily Thompson, Bonnie
Belin, Sam Ambrose, and Asst. Coach Becky Lacour. Kneeling, left to right: Katie Kilbourn, Neikole
Royster, Megan Johnson, Julie Lanford, Sheila gHghtower, and Amber Bolyard.

Lady Sharks Beat Rutherford 2-1
PORT ST. JOE 2,.RuiTHERFORD 1. a 4:30 game on Friday, Mfrch 13., All.game times listed are eastern.
FRDAY Gators Defeat Sneadsand
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks efSne-ds
l athlI t am continued their...n

errorless play on defense during
Friday's 2-1 victory over
Rutherford. ;
The Lady Rars took a 1-0
lead in the third inning, but
Lyndsay Williams' triple in the
fourth Inning scored. Bonnie
Belin, who reached on a single, to
ring the game to a i1-1 tie.
Williams scored on awild pitch to
give the Lady Sharks a 2-1 lead.
SNeikoe Royster went two for
fwo with a double and Bonnie
Belin was two for three with a
triple to lead the Lady Sharks
offensively. Lyndsay Williams had
a RBI triple for Port St. Joe .
e Bonnie Belin (2-0) pitched
seven innings and gave up five
hits, one walk and one earned
run. Belin also had seven strike-
outs for the Lady Sharks (2-0).

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Upcoming Games e
SThis week, the Lady Sharks
Swill travel to Liberty County on
Thursday (today) for a 4:30 game,
then on to Panama City's North,
Florida Classic Saturday.
The round-robin tourney will
,be held at the Oakland Terrace
complex. The Lady Sharks will
play Wewahitchka at 10:30.
Marianna at 1:30 and Bay High at
3:00. The winner of their pool will
face the winner of a pool consist-
ing of Vernon, Liberty County,
,placlay and Maryville (Louisiana).
Tuesday, March 10. the Lady
'Sharks will host Blountstown at
5:00 and will travel to Chipley for

Liberty County In Baseball
WEWAHITCHKA 10, SNEADS 0 runs on three hits and two walks,
,. .. FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27 .... while he struck out four batters.
The Wewabitchka Gators : Kelly Forehand came in: to
baseball team picked up its flrst' relieve Davis in ,the fourth inning
-win of the season% with a 10-0l and pitched two -and two-thirds
shutout over'Sneads Friday. innings. Forehand gave up one hit
S 1-hurled and struck out three Liberty
n Kelly Forehand (1-0) hurled a County batters. Josh Baxley
no-hit shutout and only 65 pitch- pitched the seventh inning and
es.. Forehand, also had eight, gave up two walks and struck out
_.strike-outs. I two.
Freshman Philip Hall had, a Badxev went three for five with
double, a solo home run, and two, one RBI and Ike Mincy went two
RBI to lead the Gators. Forehand for four with a double, a home run
had two singles, and Champ,' and four RBI to lead the Gators.
Traylor had a double and two RBI. a Kelly Forehand went two for three
S with a double and two RBI.
WEWA7 0 2 1 x -10 9 0 Champ Traylor and Brandon
SNDS 000 0 0 -0 0 02 Jones each had one hit and two
-Webb ad Beakon; Kelly RBI. Jones had a double.
Webb and d- Beakon; : Kelly ae _
Forehand and Champ Traylor. Al our pitchers did well and
S0 .. 0as a team. we swung the bat well."
OO 0 0 said Coach Jay Kearce. "This was
WEWAHITCHKA 13, LIBERTY Co. 3 a quality win for us. but we have
S TUESDAY, MARCH 3 to forget about, it pretty quickly,
'The Wewahitchka Gators" because, we -play Blountstown
improved to '2-:?. pn the, .seasorj Friday in a district game., ,
with Tuesdavy's 10-run victoryv,
'over Liberty County. WEwA 2,0 2.0 3 1-1312 4
The Gators took control of the LCO 000 30 0 0- 3 5 3
game early.'scoring five runs in
the first inning and two in the Next Week's Schedule
second. Wewa also scored two The Gators will be on the road
runs in the fourth, three in the in Blountstown Friday for a 3:30
sixth, and one in the top of the game. They will then host ",the
seventh inning. Liberty County's Wewahitchka State Bank Day ol
only runs came during a three- Baseball on Saturday. The Gators
run fourth inning, will play Altha at 11:00 and
Date Davis (1-2) picked up Apalachicola at 5:00. Altha and
his first win of the season on the Apalachicola will play at 2:00..
mound for the Gators. Davis On Tuesday, March 10th the
pitched three arid one-thirds Gators will be on the road at R. F
innings and gave up two earned Munroe for a 6:00 game.


S Thanks for always taking me to church.
*Thanks for telling me when I'was wrong.
S -Thirl.rk, L'r '.i.iW to wor" ck A.oieCi.net .
, .*TitiL, Kr i,,grn'g rv hiJ LS ci.iool diploni
*Th ank, t'or goirin to all mny hi'h schooll ballIm'es
*Thanks for holding my 1a1id 1i' a cr" Jedd place.
*Thahks for your integrity.
-Tharilk- for'the 1966 Catalina Pontiac (4 dr.) in 1978.
-Thanks for'having an opinion, and telling it.

*Thanks for making me feel loved, no matter what. -Thafks for being there.
It has been twelve and a-halfyears since your heart attack. Some people did not thinkyou would be able to serve
another term on the School Board in 1988, because of your condition and the "stress" associated with the job (they have obvi-
ously not attended a PSJFt basketball game in twelve years). Some did not think it wise for you to return to work in 1986,
because of your health, but you did three months later, and are still an employee of "the paper mill" now (36 years).
Your hair is completely white now, your steps are deliberate, your energy level not as long, but my respect and admi-
ration for you is as strong as ever. I have become almost as long winded as you.
In short, I LOVE YOU. I thanlyou for aff that you are and the deadlyy example" phifos-
ophy you have instiffedin me.

Sharks I
The Port St. Joe Sharks
picked up their first loss of the
season in Thursday's game
against Marianna.
Wayne Summers (1-1) pitched
one and two-thirds innings and
gave up six runs on five hits to
pick up the loss. Jarred Patterson
pitched four and one-thirds
inning and gave up three hits.
Jim Faison. Wayne Summers,
Jarred Patterson and Joey Mastro
each had one hit for the Sharks
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season with Friday's 6-3 win over
The Sharks scored two runs
in the bottom of the first inning to
take an early 2-0 lead. Wakulla,
scored one run in the top of the
fourth Inning, but Port St. Joe
answered with one run of their.
own to keep a two run. 3-1, led.,
The Sharks then scored three
more runs in the fifth for a 6-1
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five and. two-t
struck otfnine
the win for the
gave up four h
two earned rui
pitched the las
innings and ga
Jim Faiso
each went tw
the Sharks. F9
and Terry hi
Patterson ,had
' R1I and War
RBI single.

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ball team ralli<
seventh 'inning
but fell short I
Wakulla. The
together 13 hi
also commltt
dense to contri
Jarred Pa
up 10 earned
four and two
pick up the los
out three batted
gave up one
three batters ,(

Three Games
phens (1-0) pitched one-third innings of relief.
hirds innings and Wayne Summers had three
e' batters to pick up hits, a home run and three RBI to
Sharks. Stephens lead the Sharks offensively. Jim
its, two walks, and Faison, Jarred Patterson, Matt
ns. Ryan' Stephens Terry and Steven Lowery each
t one and one-third had two hits. Patterson had a
ve up two hits. home run and five RBI and Terry
n and Matt Terry had a double and two RBI.
o for three to lead
aison had a double PSJ 200 302 4-11136
ad a RBI. Jarred WKL 4420 060 x-1212 3
a single with .two, This Week's Schedule
ie Summers had 'a: ;: 5* ^,,
e rThe Sharks will play at
Liberty County Friday at 5:00 and
1 3 0 x- 6 0 0 will host North Florida Christian
1 0 2 0- 3, 6 0 at 6:00 on Friday. The junior var-
0 A 0 sity will open the evening with a
3:30 game.
11, WAKULLA 12 On Monday,. March 9th they
y, MARCH 2 will host Carrabelle at 6:00. Then,
t. Joe Sharks base- on Saturday the 14th, they will be
ed in the top of the participating in the Florida High
to score four runs. Tournament. All game times list-
n Mondan.--lo Ins t ed are eastern.

Sharks (3-2) put
Its .op offense, but
ed six errors !on
Ibute tq the loss.
tterson (1-1)gave
runs on II hits in
-thirds innings to
3s. Patterson struck
ers. Ryan Stephens
it and struck out
during his one and


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was in the US Army, and stationed'at Fort Bliss, Texas. On the night of this .terrible experience, I
had just went to sleep when I was awakened by two MP's (Military Police). They asked who I '
was; and then told me I had a emergency phone call.
I got dressed and hurried to answer the phone. When'r said; '"Helld., this is Sergeant
Sewell', the voice on the other end of the lire was M'AMA. She said,s'yn, your father has just
suffered a heart attack, and he is'iWI'CU at say Medical hospital." I do not remember our converl
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SWhen I arrived at the hospital from.the airport, I have never experienced such an out-
pouring of love from family, Friends, and neighbors inil my life. but my focuswvas'on my father. I
had to see him immediately. ,... .. '
All my lifeyou see, my father has beetnthis invincible nan-bigger than life. picture of'health, and had never been
on his back. Helpless, is probably the best w ord to describe his appearance and my inability to fix his predicament; laying in a
IC.L bed with tubes and monitors attached everywhere;on his body, I, ; '" '
1 remember the l.onest plane trip I have ever experienced to this day oa August 1985. i also, remember asking ciOD
not to take my father, but ifhe intended to, please wait until I could, tell him how much I love him, and all the things that I
never verbalize to him. that I took for granted, he already knew.
.such as:

*Thanks for coachirig .-v cir league baseball team.
' Thanks'for being a good husband.
S Thanks for nor sprin thdie rod.
' Thanks for being involved with my school system.
-Thanks for supporting all PS)i S athletics (even today).
SThanks for stressing sportsmanship always.
-Thanks for the.conversation, after 'the discipline.
-Thanks for showing my kindergarten picture often..
-Thanks for being consistent.


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Bound for

State ...

Play #1AA Tampa Prep at 10:00
a.m. Thursday In Lakeland Center

Tger SharksCompete

In.Final Four oday

Thisyear, Pdt St. Joe 'iger %Sha vll enter the Final
Four for'the fifth consecutive year. The Tiger Sharks have won
three state championships in the past four years n'd-.ill try
to three-peat this year.

'Beat Union County Lake Butler 78-57; Des Bxteir' cored
--33 points. :'.. :. .. -: .. :
.' IBeat West Palm Beach CardinalJ Nevman 67-61 for the
State Champiorship. "Tournament MVP" Des Baxter scored .
22 points and Jermaine Larry. 15.

.Lost to Tampa ,Catholic 67-65 in the Semi-Finals with a
buzzer-beater. Des Baxter scored 17 points.

*Beat Pahokee 68-62. Chad Quinn .had 16 points; Brian
Jenkilns 15 and Des Baxter 10.
Beit Baker 72-57 for the Championship. Brian Jenkins
had 24 points: Chad Quinn, 16; Des Baxter. 12; and Jermaine
-Larry, 11.- : .. :
.. .
*Beat Tampa Catholic 62-46. Brian Jenkins had 26 points
and Cameron Likely, 14 .
'Be'at.,Tampa aPrep. 47-43- for -the ',Championship.
-Tournament MVP" Uamies Danifel hd 18 pinits. '
*Thursday, March 5, at 10:00 a.m.. eastern time, Port St.
Joeversus Tampa Prep.
The victor "Will play the winner of Thursday's Graceville
versus Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy game on
Saturday.. March 7 at 2:00 p.m. ,

Friday, February 27
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
knocked off Daytona Beach
Father Lopez in Friday's North I
Regional Finals and will head
back to familiar waters, the Final
This will be the fifth consecu-
tive year. that Port St. Joe ha's'-
been in the Final Four and the
Tiger Sharks have won three of
the last four.
The Tiger Sharks' full court
press, set the tone in the first
quarter of play, and only allowed
'three field goal attempts and just
five points by Father Lopez. Port
:St. Joe, on the other hand, scored
22 points, many of which were in
transition after a Daytona Beach
'o" t St. ,Joe led 22-5 at the'
end of the first quarter and
extended it to a 15 point 28-13
lead by halftime.:..
.Both came out in the third
quarter and scored 11 points, and
Father Lopez outscored the Tiger
Sharks 22-15 In the final period
of play.
Port St. Joe only hit 15 of 28
shots from the foul line, but man-

aged to make the key free throws
in the final minute of the game to

Kelon McNair puts in two
points for the Sharks in their
regional win.

seal the victory.
James Daniels

led the Tiger

Tyson Pittman (41) puts in two of his 11 points during Friday
night's regional final against Father Lopez, as Jeremy Dixon (25) for ,
a possible rebound. In the inset Tiger Shark Mosi Quinn (12).
attempts a layup against the taller Daytona Beach team.

Sharks with a game-high 21
points. Tyson Pittman added 11
points for Port St. Joe (22-9).
S"We did a great job," said
Coach Vernon Eppinette. "We had
a good game plan and executed it
well. We knew they would be a lit-
tle nervous playing in The Dome'
for the first time. so we put a lot of
pressure on them in the first,
quarter and used' 12 players.",
The Tiger Sharks will play
Tampa Prep (30-4), whom they
beat in last year's state champi-
onship game, Thursday morning
at 10:00 ET.
"They're a lot better team this
year," said Eppinette. "We're
gonna have to help out on the big
kid (Casey Sanders, who was a
6'11" sophomore last .year), and
we-'re gonna play q much more
up-tempo type of game than we
have played this year." said

"We have put a few more "
Wrinkles in out trap, that Tampa' P
Prep hasn't seen. We will rotate 13
or 14 kids in and out of the game, :
and will keep a lot of pressure on
them the entire game."
ST. JOE (54) Adkison 3. R.
Chambers 9. Daniels 21. Jenkinsi'
2, Larn- 4. McNair 4. Pittman 11. '1
DBFL (46) Anayas 6,';
Kolodinski 2. Benitez 2, Van'
Deusen 13, Williams 3, Farell 20.
ST. JOE 22 6 11 15 54
DBFL 5 8 11 22 46,
Playoffs on Airwaves _
Local fans unable to travel to
Lakeland to catch the action first-
hand can experience the Tiger
Sharks'.game on Thursday morn-
ing as it is broadcast live on
WON'S Oyster Radio (10d;5 FM)
starting at 9:55 a.m.

Gulf Rifle

Club To Meet
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
its monthly business meeting on
'Thursday evening, March 5th,
starting at 6:30. Several items of
business need to be decided at
this time. After the business
meeting, the Thursday evening
trap shoot will be held.
Since there is a limit on club
membership., all members that,
have not renewed their member-
ship for 1998. need to renew as
soon as possible. More. of the
membership needs to get involved
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The club will hold a hi-power
rifle metallic silhouette match on
Saturday morning, March 7th,
starting at 9:30. All rifle shooters
are invited to attend.
This match consists of 20
shots fired at metal targets in the
standing position. Any center-fire
rifle, that does not cause exces-
sive damage to the targets can be,
used. Trophies will be awarded to
the top three shooters.
A smallbore metallic silhou-
ette match will also be held. This
will be a practice match with no
match fees being charged and no
trophies being awarded. Any .22
rimfire rifle will ;,work for this
match and all shooters are Invited
to go out and have some fun
knocking down the metal targets.



Awards Night

The 178 children who are
participating in Upwai-d
Basketball at Long Avenue
Baptist Church will play their last
game this Saturday, March 7. The
season has been a tremendous
Mark Jones, league director,
wishes to thank the many people
from throughout the community
who have helped to make this
year a success by coaching, refer-
eeing, working in the concession

James Daniels (20) hits a jump shot for two of his game high 21
points in Friday's game.
'* ,. ^ * i 1

stand, sharing half-time devo-
Lions, scorekeeping, and serving
as prayer partners.
A "special thanks" to the play-
ers and their parents who have
worked so hard and done so well
throughout the season.
:The Upward Basketball
Awards Night will be Friday.
March 13 in the worship center Of,
Long Avenue Baptist Church. The
program will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Several of this year's players will
participate in the program and a
challenging message will be deliv-
ered by Chip Wheeler.
Chip is a senior at Valdosta'
State University. After the mes-

sage, each player will receive an
award, and prizes will be awarded
to those whose names are drawn.
The youth of the church are
sponsoring a hamburger and hot
'dog supper before the program.
The costs will be S3.00 for a ham-
burger plate and $2.00 for hot dog
plates. Each plate will include a
hamburger or hot dog. chips.
baked beans and soft drink.
It is not mandatory, but will
be helpful if those planning to eat
*at the church would call the
church office (229-8691) by noon
Thursday, March 12 to make
reservations. The meal will be
served from 5:00 to 6:30.

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The steamboat "Thronatees-
ka" was the favorite steamboat of
George Core and many Involved
in the river traffic. days of the ear-
ly part of the present century.
Core told the Rotary Club some of
the stories of Which the "Throna-
teeska" is involvred, last Thursday
at the regular meeting of the
"She was a 'fun' boat and was
handsomely fitted out," Core re-
membered some of his early ac-
quaintances recalling; notably,
the late Capt. Roy Connell of We-
wahltchka. "Captain Roy never.
traveled on the "Thronateeska"
but he remembered It well," Core
said. :
The "Thronateeska" Was built,
especially for river commerce, In
1882 and travelled the river sys-
tem for several years before her
steam engine room blew up and
she sank at the confluence of the
Flint and Apalachicola rivers. She
weighed 394 tons and drew four"
feet of water. "All boats on the tri-
river system were very shallow
draft since the river had 26 feet of
water at flood stage and only two
to three feet of water during
drought periods. Most of the
boats drew from three to three
and a half feet of water," Core
said. :
Another friend of Core's, Tom
Wade. a Columbus, Ga.. million-
aire, said trips on the "Throna-
teeska" had a carnival-like atmos-
phere on every trip. By the early
portion of the current century the
boats had lost most of their cot-
ton trade to the railroads, which
now went In every direction from
'Columbus. They depended mostly
on other articles of freight, and
passengers. The passenger busi-
ness made up over half of their
Ocheesee was a favorite stop
for the passengers, especially the
"Thronateeska", since Ocheesee
was in the heart of the 'mqon-, '
shine' business and they shipped'
kegs of the 'white lightning' out of

Parents to Kids
Grant Funded
On February 24th. the Gulf
School District received notice
that its "Parents To Kids" project
application has been approved
and funds will be forthcoming.
This grant ivill enable the dis-
*-,. trict to purchase ,2',dn tAe'-
home hardware devices, and
reading and math software for
grades kindergarten through two.-.
Students and parents will be able
to check out the machines and
software for a designated length of
time to so that math and reading
skills can be strengthened ,at
Teacher and parent training
will occur as soon as the hard-
ware and software can be pur-
chased and received.
"Hopefully, we will be able to'
pilot this program for at least six'.
weeks before school is out. If it is
as successful ,as projected, efforts "
will be made tp pursue more grant
money for future purchases."
Sara Joe Wooten, Director of
Curriculum and Development,
said of the program.

Several casks of the product
were labeled for the captain's
quarters, from where it was dis-
tributed to the crew and passen-
gers. Everyone then partied from
Ocheesee to Apalachicola.
Hardly any human loss was
experienced from the many boat-
ing mishaps-sinking and explo-
sions resulting in fires-because
of'their extremely shallow draft.
They just settled in the river.
Core said the name "Throna-
teeska"--which was an- Indian
word for the Flint River-didn't
die with the explosion which de-
stroyed it In later years, Tom
Wade, a railroad man and ironi-
cally an executive with the indus-
try which spelled the doom of
steamboating, built a hunting
lodge at Iola to entertain his cus-
tomers, and named it "Throna-
teeska" lodge. It still stands there
Guests of the club were Bob"
Bolduc of Garden City, Mich.,
and Cal Crimp, also of Michigan.

John Delorme, owner of
Fantasy Properties, Inc. has
announced the addition of two
new salespersons to the staff of
the realty firm. Joining the firm
are Bobbi Seward and Tom


Tom Graney

In 1995, Florida estab- business equipment. Tax
lished 19 enterprise zones in incentives are also offered to
the state. An enterprise zone is businesses that pay sales tax
an area targeted for economic or corporate income tax.

assistance and revitalization.

The financial incentives

Effective Jantuary 1, 1997 the include enterprise zone jobs
state added 10 more enterprise tax credits, enterprise zone
zones including certain areas property tax credits, sales tax
of Gulf County. refund for building materials
The enterprise zone pro- purchased in rehabilitating
gram offers financial incen- property and sales tax refunds
Uves to businesses to-encour- for business equipment pur-
age investment, expansion, i'chases.
and employment opportunities. To improve the "Financial
for area residents. Health" of your business and
Tax'savings are offered to that of your community, check
businesses that are located with your' local accounting
within the zone who employ v- professional for ways you can
area residents, rehabilitate take advantage of the Florida
real property or purchase 'IEnterprise Zone Program.
Krea prpet vy.' ,'"

Graney is a retired U.S. Army
colonel, and along with his wife,
LaJuanna, moved to Gulf County),
In 1994. He worked as a defense
consultant until this month and is
now a licensed sales associate
with Fantasy. He and his wife
have been active supporters of
Gulf County, and he is serving as
the president of the Gulf Aire
Homeowners Association.
Ms. Seward was born in
South Florida, but moved to Gulf
County to be near her parents,
who live rin Oak Grove. A single
resident of Port St. Joe. she enjoys
boating, scuba and working on
her home. She brings over 10

years of real estate experience to
Fantasy Properties. and she looks
forward to helping clients with
their real estate needs.

Citrus Workshop
A FREE citrus hortculture
workshop program entitled
,"Budding Satsumas" will be deliv-
,ered by Roy Carter and Way-ne
,Bridges on Tuesday. March 10th
beginning at 6:30 p.m. sharp at
the Port St. Joe Garden Center.
A those participating will be
gA\en a FREE TREE.
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Core Talks About Steamboat "Thronateeska"

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Gross, Podiatrist

By: Dr. Stephen J.
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or other means to treat it success-
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Get Smart About Mental Retardation

By Dianna Harrison, Program
Administrator, Gulf County
Association for Retarded Citizens
Do you know someone who
has mental retardation? It is a
disability experienced by 7.2 mil-
lion Americans, approximately
400 of which reside in Gulf
County. They need our under-
standing and support.
The month of March is Mental
Retardation Awareness Month. It
is a good time to learn the facts
and un-do the myths. GET
People with mental retarda-
tion mature at a below average
rate and experience more difficul-
ty in learning. Mental retardation
is not a disease, nor should it be
confused with a mental illness.
People with mental retardation
: can be good employees, valuable
friends and contributing citizens'
in the community.
Today, one out of every 10
Americans has a family member
with mental retardation. This dis-

ability cuts, across the lines of
race, education, social and eco-
nomic background and can occur
in anyone. As a matter of :fact,
heredity components are known
to account for only a fraction of
the cases of retardation.
There are approximately six
million people with mental retar-
dation and slightly one hundred.
thousand babies and young chil-
dren are added to that number
each year. Children with mental
retardaton grow into adults with
mental retardation.
That's where Gull County
Association for Retarded Citizens
comes in. In the early 1970's peo-
ple in Eloid beggn to haove
concerns .a bot te mentally
retarded adults residing in over-
crowded institutions. There was
also concern from those families
that had chosen to keep their
family member at home.
These concerns included
community education and avail-
able support services. These
concerns began a reform to
change the future for the mental-
ly retarded.
The Gull Association for
Retarded Citizens began from a
small group of concerned citizens
in Gulf Count. and has continued
to grow and increase their scope

Big Bend Health
Council Meeting
The next Big Bend Health
Council meeting will beheld on
Wednesday, March 11, at 2:00
p.m.;'ET, in the conference room
of the Gadsden County Health
Department in Quincy.
The council will consider the
following sections from the 1998
District Two Health Plan: healthy
people, access to health care, and
cost of health care. Reports will be
given on the county Tobacco Free
Partnerships and the Health &
Safety For All Children Securitec
Brenda Martin. from- Bay
County, and Doug Kent, from Gulf
County, will give a progress report
on the Bay. Franklin, and Gulf
Community Health Task Force
Survey and Needs Assessment.
The Joint Staffing Committee
will report on the employment of
new staff members, and other
council business will be conduct-
ed. The public is invited to attend
and will be given an opportunity
to comment.

Concert To Benefit
Fireworks Fund
Kathryn Kalahan will be ap-
pearing in Mexico Beach's "Starry
Night Concert" on March 7. Kath-
ryn will be performing at the El
Govenor Motel, beginning at 7:30
p.m., CT. Hors d'oeuvres will 'be
available for each guest and a
cash bar will also be on hand at
the concert. A donation of $10.00
is being asked for each person,
with all the proceeds going to
benefit the 4th of July Mexico
Beach Fireworks Fund.

If YOU See News Happening ..
Call The Star at 227-127g?.

of services to its consumers.
Services range from job prepared-
ness to residential services.
The goal of all programs
within the ARC is to help each
individual reach their ultimate
potential, thus participants
become an active functioning
member of society. Services are
channeled through several pro-
grams which include a group
home, a lawn maintenance pro-
gram, a custodial program, a litter
patrol program, and a community

inclusion program, just to men-
tion a few.
Gulf County ARC serves
many people in many different
walks of life in our community.
The ARC is a non-profit agency,
funded through the State of
Florida Department of Children
and Families, with little outside
As you are aware, non-profit
agencies such as ours operate
with limited funds. There are con-

tinuous governmental budget
cuts that come along with the ever
increasing demand for services
and up-scaling costs of operation.
Gulf ARC depends upon local
contributions and individual
donations in order for continued
provision of services.
It is the mission of our agency
to continue to provide a vital qual-
ity service to the mentally retard-
ed individuals throughout the
county. I urge those of you who
are interested in becoming mem-

bers of the Gulf ARC to do so.'
You can write to us at Gulf
County ARC, 303 Peters Street,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 or call the
office at (850) 229-6327.
Memberships are available rang-
ing from $10.00 up to $100.00.
Local support is greatly
appreciated in helping us to con-
tinue to serve those in need. We
are committed to the concept of
cultivating the potential within
each individual toward achieving
a fulfilled, normal existence.

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By becoming a member not
only do you financially support a
worthwhile cause, but you alsb
giveyour time, love and support
to a person who is a little less for,
turiate. Becoming a member arnl
a friend of someone with mental
retardation is a life changing
experience for both you and your
new found friend.
We invite you to visit our facil-
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Present Historic Material
Each fourth grade student and teacher at Port St. Joe,
Highland View, and Wewahitchka Elementary Schools, as well as
Faith Christian School, was presented with their personal copy
of Territorial Giants, Florida's Founding Fathers this past week
by members of the St. Joseph Historical Society. The book, writ-
ten by Louise M. Porter and Charles B. Smith, gives short bio-
graphical sketches of the men who successfully drafted Florida's
First Constitution in January of 1839.

Representatives from each fourth grade class at St. Joe Elementary
School-[fronb row, from left] Curtis Shores, Daniel Welch, Victoria
McCall and Elizabeth Gibson; [second row] Telisa Register, Lauren Wells,
Ashton Larry and Jake Bolyard; and in back, historical society members
Netta Niblack, Layman Wilkinson, Dr. Elizabeth Jones and Charlotte

S' Representatives from each fourth grade class at Wewahitchka
, Elementary School-[seated] historical society members Layman
: Wilkinson, Dr. Elizabeth Jones and Sadie Gardner, students Korey Bidwell,
iKayla Bailey, Amanda Ries, Justin Suber, and Principl Clayton Wooten;
[standing] Chante White, Rian Hall, Christa Hensley, Logan Pippin.

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Faith Christian School's fourth grade class-Ifront row, from left
Kelly Geoghagan, Cherish Jacobs, Tiffany Ramirez, Brandon McKinney;
[second row] Lindsey Dimitrijevich, Michelle Perrin, Michael Griffin, Zac
Norris; and in rear, historical society members Mary Belin, Layman
Wilkinson, Wayne Childers, Betty McNeill, Mazie Stone, Daisy Johnson.

Highland View Elementary School's fourth grade class-[front row,
from left] Brent Butler, Codee Richter. Kortney Presnell. Jason Parke,
Kyle Erickson; Isecond rowl Tiffany Tillery, Bridget Bryan, Courtney
Mork, Alisha Chavous, Crystal Lewis, Sean Chehardy; [third rowl Megan
Sowa. Taylor Green, Joy Martin, James Flowers, Torin Regan, Bubba
Darna, Tom Boone, Jeremy Couch: and in rear, historical society mem-
bers Betty Fensom, Sadie Gardner, Wayne Childers, Layman Wilkinson
and Nancy Howell.

PSC Sets Current Fuel
Adjustment Charges
During its bi-annual fuel ad-
justment hearings, the Florida.,:.
Public Sernice Commission estab-
lished Jpel adjustment charges
,'that wi minimally change cus-
, tomer costs from Florida's Inves-
tor-ow ied electric utilities for the i,.
next six months.
The commission approved
Florida Power and Light Compa-
ny's (FPL) request for a one time
change in their fuel adjustment
charges from bi-annual to a nine
month period, beginning in April.
SFuel adjustment charges are
established by the Florida Public
Service Commission on a bi-
annual basis (nine months dur-
ing 1998 in the case of FPL) to re-
flect rising or falling fuel costs.
Florida law allows utilities to re-
cover all their prudently incurred
fuel-related costs.
Beginning in April, a residen-
tial customer of FPL, using 1,000
kilowatt hours of electricity, will
pay $.79 more per month, with
the electric bill increasing from
$74.33 to $75.12.
Customers of Florida Power
Corporation will pay $.89 more
for 1,000 kilowatt hours, with the
bill increasing from $84.83 to
Customers of Florida Public
Utilities Company's (FPUC) Mari-
anna division will see a $2.33 de-
crease for 1,000 kilowatt hours,
with the bill going from $67.08 to
$64.75. FPUC's Fernandina
Beach division customers will pay
$60.30 for 1,000 kilowatt hours.
a $4.90 decrease from the cur-
rent $62.50 bill.
In a related matter, on March
17. the commission will hold a

workshop to discuss whether the
bi-annual fuel adjustment charge

period will be extended to an an-
nual period; a decision will be

made at a subsequent Commis-
sion Agenda Conference.




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instead of 904 for calls to and within the highlighted area. 227
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any of the prefixes listed at right, your area code will change. 231
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Joe Robinson

Is New County

Spelling Champ

Joe Robinsoni' an eighth
grade s! at Port St Joe
Middle bh. .,Al, spelled his way to
a county spelling championship
on.Thursday, February. 12.
This year's county bee was,,
held in the Media Center at Port-
St.. Joe Middle School, and had
six contestants, one from' each
school in the county having
grades five through eight.
i After several rounds of com-
petition, the fieldJaadbeen nar-
rowed to Joe, and Aaron Little, a
fifth grader from Highland View
Elementary School. After 16,
rounds of competition between
Joe and Aaron, the'Inatch ended
when Aaron missed 'capsule" and
Joe spelled "emerald" and "real-
ize" correctly for .his champi-:
Other school champs partic-
ipating in the' bee were
Christopher Perrin, from Faith
Christian School, Kevin Stuckey
from Port St. Joe 'Elementary'
School. Cortne Hooves,,-from.,_fr r
Wewahltchka Jr.-Sr. High School,
and Drew Hall from Wewahitchka
Elementary School.
i Gulf County Schools would
especially like to thank Barbara
Shirley-Scott, who'served as the'
pronouncer for the bee., an d etty
Sue Anchors and 'Juanise
Williams, who served at the ,
judges. Thanks also to the host,
facility, Port St. Joe Middle School
for the reception honoring all the "
participants and guests.
The champ's next challenge
will be the regional competition in "
Panama City on Saturday. March
14. This competition is sponsored
by the Kiwanis-News Herald of"""
Panama City. t


from Highland View

Elementary School

Welcome Backl Kim
Nobles who has been home with
her newborn: "Thank You" Jewell
Hopper who has been substitut-
ing as the teacher's aide.
March 9 Class pictures
'and individual.spring pictures.
March 13 ... Kindergarten
through fifth grade dental 9creen-
March 23'. Early dis-
missal for Florida Sunshine
Standal'ds. Report cards will also
'be sent-home.
'April O to 10 Spring
Break! : .
April 24'. Kindergarten
registration from 8:00 to 1:30
p.m., EST. Bring copies of-'- .
*Immunization including
Hepatitis B series, (cannot enter
kindergarten without this);
*Health exam:.
*Social Security card; and
*Birth 'Certificate .
Yearbook deadline of
March 2 has passed by. If you
want to order a yearbook, please
send your envelope with your
'order and money. ." ,
First Grade News .
Potato Heads were in the making
in Mrs. Howell's class. They actu-
ally have ears, eyes,, a mouthinid
HAIR! Yes, they are actually grow- "
ing hair! Rye grass that is.

Gulf County Schools
: Lunch Menu
I MARCH 9- 13, 1998

MON- Spaghetti 'w/Meat
Sauce -and Cheese, Tossed
Salad, Green Beans, Roll and
TUES- Chili Dog, Cole Slaw,
French Fries, Milk and
Oatmeal Cookie.
WEDS- Breaded Fish, Cole
Slaw, Baked Beans, Milk and
THURS-, Pizza, Sliced Pea-
ches. Tossed Salad, Milk' and
Cookie. '
FRI- Chicken. Ricew/Gravy,
Green Beans, Applesauce, Roll
and Milk.


Joe Robinson is shown in the photo above with Joanna
White, vice-president of the Kiwanis Club of Port St. Joe (left),
who presented him with a plaque, as Port St. Joe Middle School
principal Carolyn Rish looks on.

Hoe Cakes
Linda Whitfield's third grade
read ,the.,book entitled. George
Washington's Breakfast, on his
birthday. They.decided to cook
the same breakfast he ate. In case
you didn't knod what our famous
president ate. it was three hoe
cakes and as marly clips of tea.
After all the children had
their fill, hoe cakes were dis-
patched off to other teachers, .
staff. etc. "Student of the Day".
Dee' Baker. 'was given the task of
giving Mr. Wooten a treat. When
he handed it to him, Mr. Wooten
-said, "Oh, you've brought me
some cornbread." Dee said, "No
,sir, this is a hoe cake!"
Pre-K Has Set Up The Big Tent
Teacher Joyce Groom had a
rice surprise when she, walked
into her classroom on 'Mon'nday
morning. \Wrhile"she was at inser-
vice, her aides extraordinaire.
,Janice Nelson and Teresa Redd.
had draped the ceiling, with a

Yell Leaders! !
SIf you have been around for a
long time. you probably recognize
the term "yell leaders" as what
"cheerleaders" at one time were
called. At least, that Is what some
people- teJll, me. It must have been
quite core time ago-they'v'e
always ben "cheerleaders" to me.
Regardless. ours 'are great-
they competed at the state level in
Orlando last week for the first
time and almost won the Class 2A
competition, finishing second in
the,' FACA (Florida Athletic
Coaches Association) sponsored
event.' -'Sponsor and coach Kim
Whitfield was beaming, to say the
-leasty,.The girls'? They are ready to
go after the top prize next year!
It was hard to pick a "top"
story to lead with this week's col-
umn,: since once again WHS led
the crowd at the Regional Science
Fair held annually in Marianna at
Chipola Community College.
Chris White sparked a great"
effort by Gator future scientists

By Lisa Curry
Last week was very quiet at
Port St. Joe Middle School-the
students were only here for three
days-. Thursday, February, 26 and
Friday, February 27 were Inser-
vice days. This week. however.
has been slightly busier.
The Junior ,Beta Club's
Induction of new members was
held on Tuesday. Sixth and sev-
enth grade students who have
met the requirements were for-
mally accepted into the academic
Current Beta Club leaders
played a big role in the ceremony.
Some' helped with set-up and

Today; March 5 is "Teacher
Appreciatiofi Day" at Faith
Christian School. We are thankful
for our teachers who put in long
hours,'with much prayer and
preparation. Our entire faculty is
dedicated to the education of our
students both academically. and
spiritually. We are grateful to God
for each person who has a part in
our .'ministry. ., .
S, March -6 will be our first
"Anriual Field Day" for our school.
Ou-fprinicipal and Rev. Jim Davis
have"some fun things planned for
all the students.
'Tuesday, March '10, students
from grades five through eight will

Once again, Shark basket-
ball is down to. the Final Four.
This past Friday .night, the
Sharks, hosted Daytona Beach
Father Lopez in the regional
finals. They pulled out an amaz-
ing victory which, will take them
down to Lakeland to play Tampa
Prep Thursday morning.
Although our /-.
focus is on basket-'
ball right now, our
baseball and softball
teams are getting the
job done as well. Last
Thursday night, the
junior varsity base-
ball team defeated
Marfanna, while the
varsity baseball team
defeated Wakulla last
Friday night. .Con-
gratulations to our
Lady Sharks on their
victories over Carrabelle and,
S. The Lady' Sharks are in
-great need of a refrigerator. If
you or anyone you know has one

Wewahitchko Elementary

School Newss. .

By Linda Whitfield

parachute to make the Pre-=K--
room look the "Big Top". To make
it complete. there are also lions,
gorillas, clowns, tigers, and mon-
keys. Go by and see it if you get a
March 11'-- .
The third grading period will
end ori Wednesday, March 11. '
We're down to the last nine wveeksq,
Where has the time gone? i'
.Mqrch Is Music'Monbih ''
Music is ,a very calrfin Ule-
ment in our'lives. It has the abili-'
ty to sooth a savage beast and'it
plays a crucial part in a well'-
rounded education. The national

celebration is sponsored by the
Music Educators National'
Conference, a 70,000 member
professional association.
In WES, all students will take
part in school-wide concerts on
March 12 at 8:15 and 9:00 in the
WES Commons. The concert will
be led by first and second graders.
Also, the Pro will sponsor a
fund raiser entitled, "Friends of.
Misi":' Stiudent will be encouri ,
aged *to bring pennies'or-ichange
to 'place in a jat in their class-'
rooms. The teacher who collects
the most change will sing in the
concert on March 12!!! With the

From the Principal of


High School

by Larry A. Mathes

by winning the "Best Overall
Trophy" and qualifying to go to
the International Science Fair in
Fort Worth. Texas later this' year.'
Eighth grader Judith
Husband almost pulled an upset.
winning third place in the "over-
all" judging. I won't try to name all
the awards garnered' (there will' be
a separate article with' pictures
soon). but certainly all these win-
ners should be congratulated.
A big vote of thanks gbes 'to
Don Rich who each year steers
our group through the region.
Seven students won 22 awards at

clean-up. passed out programs,.
took photographs, played the"
piano. sang. or passed out certifi-
cates and pins.
Others gave a speech, ,com-.'
paring membership in the Beta
Club to the hub, spokes, and rim
of a wheel; without the function of

journey to Pensacola to compete
in the' ACSI Spelling Bee.
Students in grades one to four will
have room "bees" to select win-
ners here at Faith Christian. ,
Students are busy decorating
their classroom doors for "Spirit
and Pride Month". Blue and gold
paper and streamers, as well' as

the fair. Chris and Judith both
qualified for the State Science
Fair. Be sure to read the science-
fair article when it comes out. '
Being In ROTC classes has a
few' "perks", usually 'trips (some
as far as California). Saturday
inorning 30 ROTC students were
treated to some flight ex-perience
as a local group of pilots in
Panama City provided the planes,
pilots and fuel. Each student got
a chance to go up and enjoy all
the local scenery from the air.
Again look for an article
describing the trip in: greater

one of these, the wheel could not
turn. Overall, it was a big suc-
We're approaching the end of
the school year. It's time for the
seventh graders to prepare for
eighth grade, and time for the
eighth graders to prepare for high

News Column

dith Christian School
lions, are adorning the doorways.
Nicholas Blake was second
place winner in the Voice of
Democracy contest for the dis-
trict; which comprises most of the
counties in the Florida
Panhandle. Dick Seefeldt of the
V.F.W. presented Nicholas with
his certificate, patch, pen and


that could be donated, it would
be greatly appreciated.'
We will be sponsoring a
walk-a-thon March 6th in order
to support the. St. Jude
Children's Hospital. Anyone who
is interested in participating in
this event, please see Coach
"C. Cannon as soon, as
." T ^ possible.
The Tallahas-
see college tour has
been tentatively re-
scheduled for March
Seniors, if you
are planning' to
become a 'teacher,'
you might be eligible
for a scholarship.
See Mrs. Witten right
away for more
details. The deadline is
March 20.
Port St. Joe's basketball
teams Is only as good as its fans,
so come on down to Lakeland
and be their sixth man.

money, rhythrnm instruments will
be purchased for the music
When A Meeting Is
Announced, GO!
A while back, there was an
announcement at our 'school
about going to the Open House
sponsored by PAEC. They now
have a small room set up in our
school close to the'stage. Well, two
of our teachers who showed up
first were certainly rewarded.
Alisa Walker and Pam
Sumner were given an all-expense
paid trip to the Technology
Convention which will be 'held in
Orlando!!! I bet the next time a
meeting is announced, there'll be
some hustling to get there!
SWillow Trees
Adorhirig the' froitt of' our
school are 'some:- lovely ,-willow
trees- which 'were donated by
G.C.I. We appreciate the trees and
the labor from the inmates who
planted them

detail. Cridr. McLeod and MSgt.
Howze arranged and chaperoned
the trip (and enjoyed the flights as
Softball won their opener 6-5
over Freepbrt. Baseball won over
Sneads on a no-hit pitching job by
Kelly Forehand.
Softball travels to Freeport on
the 5th, Chipley on the 6th, and
Mosley (Panama City) on the 7th
Baseball travels to
Blountstown on the 6th, and then
hosts a day of baseball on the 7th.
Weightlifting travels to
'Panama City for a ,meet on the,
Track travels to Panama City
for a meet on the 5th at Tommy
Oliver Stadium.
You've seen or heard by now.
but we still want to congratulated .
'(and brag about) Sue Dickens for,
being selected Gulf County's
Teacher of the Year. We hope she
wins the state!! She deserves the
honor! : .

Throughout this week and a
few to come, parent/teacher con-
ferences have been scheduled so
that next year's ninth graders will
know what courses they should
Attention, parents! An excel-
lent "Parent Guide to the Internet"
is available at the middle school
upon request. It is produced by
the United States Department of
Education, so its purpose is to
help parents make use of the on-
line world as an important educa-
tional tool. If you are interested,
feel free to come by the office and
get a copy.

.monetary award.
Members of the St. Joseph
Historical Society presented the
book, Territorial Giants to the
fourth grade students and their
teacher, Karen Odom, on Wednes-
day, February 25. This' book of
short biological sketches of'
Florida's founding fathers was
written by two Port St. Joe histo-
rians, Louise M. Porter and
Charles B. Smith. We are thank-
ful to include it in our study of
Florida history.
Hats off to Karen Odom and
the fourth grade class for our new
hallway decorations.



"Students Of The Week"
Congratulations to our*
"Students of the Week". They are;
Jesse Powell. Adrian Lewis,
Jonathan Ross, Jessica Mock and
Mary Boddye.
Math Tutoring
Congratulations to our newly
included Beta Club members .
Brittany Alford, Becky Belin,
Tommy Curry, Ashby Davis, ,
Micah Dodson. Molly Garrett, :
Ashley Haddock, Lyndsey Hill,i;
Brian Jones, Caycee Kennedy,
Moses Medina. Melissa Nixon,
Randi Sasser, Kevin Stuckey. B.J.
SStrickland. Stephen Tarantino
and Preston Wigsten.
Math Tutoring
Chip Garrett will be offering"
tutoring in math to fifth and sixth
grade students on Tuesday and,
i Thursday afternoons from 2:30 to'
3:30. If you are interested, please'
contact Mr. Garrett at 227-1221.
Become and Stay Consistent
Consistency in discipline,-
expectation and attitude are
extremely important! Does yout-
child know what to expect from
you? Are' you teaching and
inspecting what you expect?
Spring Pictures
Spring and classroom pic-
tures will be taken on Friday,;
March 6th. ..
Cort yards vo
Report cards for this grading
period will be sent home on,
Monday, March 23. If you would
like to schedule a parent/teacher
conference, please call 227-1221.

Early Dismissal
School will be dismissed at
11:30 a.m. on Monday. March 23.
CTBS Testing
CTBS (Comprehensive Test of
Basic Skills) will be given to stu-
Sdnt's grades one through siLx the
week of March 23.
School Mempories ,":
Can't remember what you or
your friends looked like when you.
were younger. Well now you can.'
Yearbooks from 1990 to 1995 arei
on sale in Mrs. Minger's room for!
only .$1.50., Come, by. and geti
yours at break or after school. .

Pre-K Health Fair :
"The Gulf County Pre-K-Healt,
Fair will be held on Thursday,:
March 26 from 10:00 to. 12:00 a
.the Centennial Building. The fair
is being sponsored and organized!
by the Gulf County Collaborative;
Partnership. For more informa-;
tion, please call Pam Lawrence at
227-2559. '
Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten registration will
be held at Port St. Joe Elementary
School, on Friday, May 1 from
8:30 a.m;. to 1:00 p.m.
If your child plans to attend
Port 'St. Joe Elementary School.;
please bring the following to regis-
tration' your child, a copy of
the child's birth certificate, a copy
of the child's social security card,
proof of the child's immunization,
and proof of the child's physical
examination (performed since
August 11, 1997).
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. 2'
In order to avoid interrupting
the classroom during the instrti-
tion time, please be sure yopr
child is aware of these-afternoon
arrangements before being delji
ered to school each day, ..
Please send a note on davy
when pick-up procedures will Be
different from their everyday rciu-
tine. We understand that emei-
gencies arise and the office staff
will be happy to handle emergen-


Shark Talk
By: Casey White




QTaunutrq 3AJriracIhter

Why Do Christians
"Cast iall your care upon Him,
He careth for you"

4(ANY CHRISTIANS spend much 6of their .lives
worrying about conditions over which they h~ve
little or no control. My.dear wife of 65 years. Lucille ,was a
born worrier. She was a sweet wife 'and mother, adnd a
wonderful homemaker. No man could ask for better. She loved
everybody, and was continually doing for others. But she.
worried. About the ch)idren. About the Afghan she was knitting,
for dear Mrs. Whoev&r About any and everything. She now has
Alzheimers, and is living in a nursing home. I prayed long and,
.hard for God to heal her, but He is blessing her in His own way.:
She still loves everyone. Especially everyone in that home. and
is perfectly liappy. And 'she has not even one worry! The nurses
tell me she is an inspiration to everyone in the nursing home.
God is still using'her,.even though she is not aware of it..
'Jesus, told His., fqllqwers in Matthew ,6"5 ;'Takt no
thought for your life,-what you shall eat, or what'you shall
drink; nor for your body, what you shall put on."
Again in, Philippians 4:6, the Word is "Be careful for
nothing; but in: everything by prayer and supplication with
thanksgiving let you requests be made known; to God," In other
words; "Don't worry aibo6t anything!" Verse 19 of that same
chapter says, God will supply all your need, according to
His riches in glory .."
SIf you- have placed your trust ,and faith in Jesus, and
,accepted Him as Lord and Savior, God'is now your Father, and,
you are His child. In the 7th chapter of Matthew. Jesus
compared our Heavenly Father with earthly fathers. He closed
His remarks on the subject by saying. -If you then, being evil,
know liow to give good gifts to your children. how much more
shall your Father which is in heaven, give good things to them
That ask Him? '; ,,, ** .
Jesus redeemed us from our inherited sinful condition, and
now we are truly children of our Heavenly Father, due to His
marvellous Grace. May we, as His children, know that He loves'
us, and wants to bless us. He,will if we just believe Him and"
trust Him. He WILL take care of our needs. We should know.
however, sometimes there is a bit of difference in our "'needs"
and our "wants". Is God your Father? If He is, trust Him!

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Bible Study: Wors
9 a.m. Sunday : 9:30 a.m. Sun
6 p.m. Wednesday ... Nur
tall 229-8310
P. 0. Bdx 758 Port Si. Joe, FL 32457
SCornrie ot20Oth Street & Marvin Asenue



"" | ... "*. 7:30 and T 1:00' a.m. (ET) .
t I "":* "' ~Sunday Sqhol1 9:45'
S 800 am. (CT) "-



Discover God's love!
Everyone, welcome .

Long Avenue
1601 Long Avenue Port SL Joe 229-8691

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

Set, Episcopal Rummage Sale

The .'rummage/white ele-
phant/yard sale held annually by
St. James Episcopal Church will
be Saturday, March 13 beginning
at 8:00 a.m. with coffee'. and
sausage biscuits.
Plans for this and other
church activities were discussed
at the churchwomen's meeting on
March 2.
"Jo Sealey, bridge luncheon
chairman., reported its success
',with thanks for support from
bridge players in the community
and members of her committee.
Helen Quackenbush told of
plans for "Spring Day Away". St.
James, St. John's of Wewahitch-
ka, and Trinity of Apalachicola

.Oliver F. Taylor
: isitation Minister, First
United Methodist Church

will host this meeting of the
Episcopal Women of the Diocese
of Central Gulf Coast on April 18.,
Judith Baum will be the, speaker;
her topic will be "The Fullness of
Rita Beasley volunteered to be
chairman for the monthly Sunday
dinner. .
Jane Dohmer will be hostess
for St. Margaret's Guild at her
home on Cape San Bias on March
Carol Utzinger, president,
expressed thanks for the group to
Kathryn Parker for the successful
Valentine's party for church
seniors. Also to Ocyle Munn fotr
keeping full the pantry for the

Light In

Dark Places

At times there seems to
be darkness everywhere. We
look to God for the light. In
John 9:5 we find, "As long
as I am in the world, I am
the light of the world."
Jesus brings the light of the
world, Jesus brings the

light to.His people.
It is easy to be negative with so many problems
in our world. Our military stands ready with the sit-_
uation regarding Iraq. Many people die on our high-
ways because of drivers impaired by alcohol and,
drugs. Immoral sexual activity undermines the
integrity of the Christian home. Many defy moral
standards in their daily lives.
In spite of these problems Christians are still
called upon 'to lead Christian lives. As the season
Lent is upon us and we once again prepare ourselves
for Easter, let us live in the light of Jesus. He is the
one who brings light to the dark paths. Let us walk
in His steps. -

FUM & AARP to Sponsor "55 Alive"

S: The First: United Methodist
Church ofP,:Port St. Joe, and
A.A.R.P'S 55 Alive/Mature
Driving Program "are offering a
driver improvement course for all
divers over 50 years of age.,
Who needs it? Every' 'driver
over the ageof 50 shoj1,take this
course. There'is notirig to lose
but a little time, with an awful lot
to gain. There are nou examina-
tibns; no driving tests .and no '
chance of losing your license.
This driver's refresher course.
approved and encouraged by the

state and federal government, will,
be held at the First United
Methodist Church, located at
1001 Constitution Drive in Port
St. Joe, on Thursday and Friday,.
March 26th and 27th from 9:00
a.m. tiH 1:00 p.m..,eastern, time.
'F6'coversomrrerof the ex.pens- -
es a charge of S8.00 per person.'
preferably in the form of a check'
made out to A.A.R.P., will be col-
lected. '
The purpose of the 55
Alive/Mature Driving Course is tob
help senior drivers become more

aware: of,and to: cope with, haz-
ards on the road, age-related.
physical changes and hazardous
weather driving conditions.
"Itcovers new laws and the
safety aspect of .driving,. The
effects of alcohol and the danger,
of alcohol plus medications will be
discussed. Also discussed will be
how people should protect them;-'
selves while getung into, out of.
and while driving their car. These
are just a few of the topics covered
plus much much more.
Classes will be presented in
two four-hour sessions over a
two-day period, instructed by
. Dick McLaughlin. Asst. State
Coordinator. Upon completion of
the course, a certificate will be
issued to each participant that
probably will give the certified
person a discount on their auto
insurance. These certificates are
good for three years, then the
course must be taken again ...
Again, "Who needs this.
course?" According to all govem-

Thank You,
W. hen our.daughter, Heather.
was Involved in a very serious car
wreck in Atlanta. Georgia on
February-' 3, we were devastated
when we left our home at mid-
night for the journey there.
Without the prayers and support
of: our friends and churches in
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka. we
couldn't have made it.
Thank you 'for your prayers,
calls, cards,. gifts, and love that
you have shown'tiS She hadseri-".
ous ,injuries but now everything
is healed except her seven broken
ribs and they are healing. It will
just take time. God bless you.
Lin6 a and Houston Whitfield
J .:

ment and insurance company'
To verify this just read the news-
papers every day about auto acci-
dents..Look at the ages.
Please don't be one of the peo-
pie who believe no one can, teach
you anything because you have
been driving for 40, 50 or 60
years. Millions of people that have'
taken this course would prove
you wrong. Make your reservation
now since space is limited. Call
Oliver Taylor at (850) 647-5848.
PLEASE NOTE: In all proba-
bility, this will be the last '55
Alive/Mature Driving Class in the
Port St. Joe area until Fall.

FWhere Do You Stand?
Ts your life built on the solid Rock,
or Is it on shifting sand. r.'- h
Are you being led by satan. or hold-'
Ing to the Master's hand.
Are you living a lie and only profess-
Ing, or are you living the truth
and really possessing.j
Some play with religion, just talking:
the talk. others practice religion
by walking the walk.
, f you want to go to heaven.please
don't play, just practice your reli-
gion each and every day.
You might know more about the
Bible, than most folks do.
But from what I understand, It's not
what you,know, but who.
So gfve your heart to Jesus, let Him'
have control today.
Because the Bible plainly says,
there Is no other way.
Billy M. Johnson

Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
S (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

S first United Methodist Church
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
-Morning Church ....... .....................9:00 a.m. CT
Children's Church ...........................;,....9:00 am 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

Allayne McVan opened and
closed the meeting with prayer.

The GUlf Coast Workforce
Development Board will hold a
meeting of its WAGES Committee
on Thursday, March 5 in the
Gardner Seminar Room at Gulf
Coast Community College, locat-
ed at. 5230 West U.S. Highway 98
in Panama City. All Interested'
parties are invited to attend.,

Beach Methodist
Services Diversify
The First United Methodist
Church in Mexico Beach will.
begin holding two morning .ser-
vices as of Sunday, March 15th.
The first service will begin at
9:00 a.m., CT, for those who pre-
fer a traditional worship service.
, Then, at 11:00 a.m., CT, a con-
temporary service of praise and
worship will begin.
Rev. Ted Lovelace, pastor of
the church, cordially invites
everyone in the area to attend the
service of their choice.

S // The friendly place to worship!
--- First Baptist Church
N Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. & 6.30 p m.
Bible Shtudy Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Adult Prayer & Bible Study, TeamKids (grad, I1-6) at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times ceutrall

Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776

Come and Be Blessed!
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School .............. .................................... 10 a.m .
M morning Service ................................................. 11 a.m .
Tuesday Bible Study ............................................. 7 p.m.
Thursday Praise & Worship .................................. 7 p.m.

ifc 12/11


^. % .CHURCH
^' 'l -508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
SUNDAY WORSHIP ......................10 a.m.
s^ ADULT SCHOOL .........................11 a.m.
"SUNDAY SCHOOL' Young Children Nursery Available
Pastor, Rev. J. Reid Cameron

Sf First Baptist Church
A '"Dennis Pledger Buddy Caswell
1I r nterim Pastor Minister of Music & Youth

Sunday School . . . . . 9:45 amin
'i |Worship Service . '1 00 a,'q
Disciple Training ... ..... . . 6:00 pm,
-Evening Worship .'.: ... .. .'.. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ......,.... 7:00 pm

Come and worship with us at:




4." Sunday School...........................10:00 A.M.
Morning Service...........................11:00 A.M.
Evening Service..............,............6:00 P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting....... 7:00' P.M.
Bill Taylor, Pastor Roger Louks, Assistant Pastor

Constitution and fonutneat
Cateh heSd i n PoriSt. Joe
Sunday School .........9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning VWorship ....11:00 a.m. Fellowship ..............6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship..........7:30 p.m.
(9p4)-227-1724 Choir,Practice
Rev. Jesse Evans Wednesday ........... 7:30 p.m."
PASTOR Choir Director,. Robert E. Downs, Jr.

"How Can I
the Pain?"
2 Cor. 1:3-6

Baptist Church

Visit Usl Upstairs First Union Bank Building
Sunday Worship 10 AM and 5 P.M.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583 Church: 227-1180


311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456

S; SIhday Scfool 9:45 am Discipleship Trai.ning 5.00 1in Sun Evening
Wed. Night at17:00 pmin. Youth Group Meeting, Bible Study & l'layer Meeting
5,,0 taste and see that the Lord isqood: blessed is the man itha tr'srerli in Him, "
Pi'ase accept this invitation to join us in worshipi. God llbs ouvi'
Pastor Dasid Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus minister plea.e call 647 5026 -




- *~IU :~ ~ Km U K~E :5J~

IN RE: The Marriage of
vs. CASE NO 98-39
TO: William Andrew White
Highland View, Florida
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a petition for
dissolution of marriage has been filed against you.
and that you are required to serve a copy of your.
response or pleading to the petition upon
Petitioner's attorney, Timothy J. McFarland. P. 0.
Box 202, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, and file the
original response or pleading in the office of Clerk
of the Circuit Court. 1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe.
Florida 32456, or before the 30 day of March 1998.
If you fail to do so, a default Judgment will be taken
against you for the relief demanded in the Petition.
DA. this 24 Feb. 1998 .
BY /s.' Tonga Knox
Deputy Clerk
4tc. February 26 and NIarch 5. 12and 19, 1998.
BID NO. 9798-08
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive sealed bids from anvy person company.

Beautiful waterfront home
on Burgess Creek.
Approximately 83'x600'.
Fishing/hunting at your
back door. Perfect river
MLS # Gulf Co. 90687
Ask for Tina Sowell

.Loi 100'xl 20', Faulk Place
S'Beacon Hill, $15,900
MLS 27-90581
Ask for Tina Sowell

or corporation interested in providing the County
with the following goods/services:
Collection of delinquent accounts for
Gulf County E.M.S. and Wewahitchka
Ambulance Service.
(For further information you may
contact Shane McGuffiln at (850)229-
Delivery date must be specified, liquidated dam-
ages for failure to deliver the unit on the specified
date will be $25.00 per day.
Please indicate on the envelope that this I[ a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, 'and what the
bid is for.'
Bids will be received until 5:00 o'clock. PM
Eastern Time, on March 10. 1998. at the Office
of the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Gulf County
Courthouse. 1000 Fifth Street. Room 148. Port St.
Joe. Florida 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
BY: Warren J. Yeager, Jr.
2tc. February 26 and March 5, 1998.,
Notice Is hereby gmen that pursuant to Chapter
373. Florida Statutes. the following applicauonlsl
for water use perrnitlsl has Ihbael beer recewed by
the NorthAest Florida Water Management Districl
Apphcauon number I 05588 filed
General Chemical Corporation. 1427
Central Avenue, East Point, GA 30364
Requesting a maximum withdrawal of'
128,700,gallons .per day from Floridan
Aquifer System/Surficial Aquifer System.
for Industrial use by an existing facility.
General withdrawal locations) in Gulf,
County:T0O8S. R10W. See: 6
Interested persons may object to or comment upon'
the applicauors or submit a written request lor a
copy of the staff repon(sl containing proposed
agency acuon regarding the applicauon(sl b5 writ.
Ing to the Division of Resource Regulation of the
Northwest Florida Water Management District,
Route 1. Box 3099, Havana,.Florida 32333-9700,
but such comments or requests must be received
by 5 o'clock pm c.n March 31 1998.
No further public notice will be provided regarding
dhiu these) applications PublicaUon of this nouce
constitutes consturucute noUce of this permit appli-
cation to all substanually affected persons A copy
of the staff reportisi must be requested in order to
remain ad.lsed of further proceedings and an%.
public hearing date Substanually affected persons
are entitled to request an administrauve hearing
regarding the proposed agency) acuon b\ submit-
ting a written permit request according to the pro
visions of 40A- I 521 Florida Administratne Code
Notices of Proposed Agency Action will be mailed
only to persons who have filed such requen-ts
Ire. March 5. 1998

The City of Port St. Joe Is accepting applica-
Stions for the following position:
Maintenance Worker I
Application and job description may be
picked up and returned to the Municipal
Building. 305 Fifth Street. Port St. Joe.
Florida 32457. Applications deadline March
20. 1998.
The City of Port St. Joe enforces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and Is an Equal
Opporlunlty/Afflrmatlve Action Employer.
2tc. March 5 and 12 1998
Sealed proposal cwil be received in the office of the
Cirv Clerk 305 Fifth Street. Port St Joe. Florind
untl 4 30 p m. April 7 1998. for furnishing and
- delivering F B. Port St.'Joe: Florida. a new rool
for the Centennial Building as.o'udined mn the spec-
ification pertaining thereto'
SSpecificauon. and bid documnts"'mavy be obtained
from the Civ Clerk's Office. 305 Fitth Street. Port
St Joe. Florida 32456. telepho-ne 19041 229 8261.
Monday tLhrough Fnday. between 8-00 a in and
5 00 p m Bids will be publicly opened and read at
6 30 p m. April 7. 199A. in the City Comnmussion
Chambers. C'ity Hll. 305 Fifth Street. Port St Joe.
Flonrida The C rtyreserves mn night to accept or
reflect any or allt bid. or to select the Bid iit lto be
in trie best intereSt Ol the City.
., Paulme-Pendars. .
Cirn Clerk
IHc. March 5. 1998

Crystal Sands

OFFICE: (850) 648-44008-FFAX (85 648-4400
TOLL FREE 1-888-385-1844

Sales Associates: Janice Brownell, Alisa Duren,
Joan Kent & Charlotte Sanford

3151 HIGHWAY 98- Very nice 2/3 bedroom, 1 bath home, locat-
ed near the bay, Port St. Joe, new carpet, an extra room for a
bedroom and bath. Ceiling fans throughout the home. Price
1518 PLEASANT REST RD., OVERSTREET. This charming 2
bedroom, 1 ba. home is on 1/2 acre. Has central heat/air, car-
pet, ceiling fans, deck. $49,500.00.
124 SELMA ST.- 3 bedroom, 2 bath, with garage and pool.
Guest house is 1 bedroom, 1 bath. $143,000.
208 NARVAEZ--Very nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath with double car
garage, approximately 2 years old. $119,500.
315 BONITA-2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home, corner lot,
fenced yard, ,central heat/air, new carpets, possible owner
financing. $25,000. '
8206 PELICAN WALK- 2 bedroom, 1 loft, 1 bath townhome with
shed. VERY NICE! $59,900.
341 PONDEROSA-- 3 bedroom, 2 bath doublewide on approx.
1 acre with shed and deep well. $39,900.
Duplex just a short walk to the beach. Each side has 2 bed-
rooms, 1 bath and screened porch, carport. GREAT RENTAL.
New roof, new septic system. "A" has new carpet and vinyl.
FURNISHED, $129,000.00

Other properties also available !

Stop by our new office for sales,

rental c& property management!

We are now located at our new office at 1602
Highway 98, Mexico Beach.

We are also happy to welcome two new sales

Joan Kent who is a Licensed Broker-Salesperson
with several years experience in local property
sales; and Charlotte Sanford who is a newly
Licensed Salesperson. Both Joan and Charlotte are
eager to assist you with all your real estate needs.

Stop by our new office anytime and for our Grand
Opening on March 28th to welcome both Joan
and Charlotte!

any person interested In purchasing the following:
New Port-a-potty. ADA compliant
(Minimum bid $1990)
Port-a-potty may be inspected at the Public Works
Warehouse. 1002 Tenth Street. Superintendent
Healy (850) 229-8247. Bids will be received March
17. 1998 at 6:00 p.m., ET. Bids should be marked.
"Sealed Bid Pon-a pninr The Board reserves the
right to reject any anr all bids.
/s/Pauline Pendarni
'['.', .' .'*" .. .. City C lerk r ..
itc. March 5 1i) "'_

The City of Wewahitchka Planning and Review
Board will meet March 10. 1998 at 6 PM to con-
sider a land use change of the property on HWY 71
and the South sides of H. Armstrong Rd. The cur-
rent land use is residential and the request from
the property owners is to have the land use
changed to Residential / Commercial use. The;
owners of the property are Lyle and Sylvinie Ake.
Itc. March 5. 1998.
State of Florida
Department of Environemetal Protection
Notice of Appllcalloo
,.The Deparument announces receipt of an applr-ca
tlion for wa-tewater permit renewal irom Mr
Dennis Weater Ceneral Marager Barrner
Dunes/SeaCliffs S.T.F.. Inc., to authorize the con-
tinued operation of a 0.050 MGD activated sludge
wastewater treatment facility, the. Barrier
Dunes/SeaCliffs WWTF, and to land apply 0.050
MGD of reclaimed water to a rapid rate land appli-
cation system. The application also proposes to
construct sludge drying ries at the facili'
The treatment facility is located oi Heh.%. C30 E
at St. Joseph State Park on Se C fis Dn. e. P.:.n
St. Joe, Florida. The coordmaite ,:i Uthe neau-ner
facility are 29 4-133 N. b523 45 '
This application is being pr.cer.sel in acoranbn.
with Chapter 403, Florila Statuite and Cnraper_
62-4; 62-600, .62-61p and F.2.c2l Fl.:.rd,
S Admjinlraue Code Thi, applicauon and a:...-
atedj malenls are available t.forI public in:p-cu.on
during normal s.orkinc ho.rA 6 00 a i:m 5 00'
p m Mhonda\ through Fn.daVy exicept leal ho.
days. at the N,irthest Districl. Ollnte. 160
Go.errnmental Center Pensacola Florida 32"501.
5794 Any comments should be filed in Anur.
with the Deparurent this .adlrc" slithing 14
days of public a3uon of t-his nouce Qusiuons
regarding this application ma\ be dir,'ted b icde
phone to Mr Tanq Mian. Florida Depanrumnri t
Environmental Protecuion. at [650\ 595-iAC'0 or
Mr Dennis Wea'er. Central Manaeer. Barrier
Dunes!SeaChIli ST F. Inc at 18501 227 2i21 or
Bill Cummings. Engineer at 19041 720 07070
Ilc March 5. 1998
The Deparunent of1 Enmronmental Prote,.u.n gnes
notice of usi permit issuance File No DF23
1337931) to Kenneth DOmniak 19 Windemer-
Court. Fort Walton Beach Flonda 32457 to con
struct a 4' X 256' dock with a 8' X 20' terminal plat-
The project site is located oil of Counn Road 30 B
near Pig Island. Gulf County Flond'i Secuon 18,
Township 9 South. Rarnge I i \'A.st
A person whoe substanual interests are allecied
by the Deparuntment's proposed decisions in iris
periut may petition for an administrative prceed-
ing (hearing) in accordance' tiih Secuon i20 57,
F.S Peutions flled by the permit applicant and the
paroei. listed below must be tiled wtidin 14 dvys of
receipt of this intent Petitions tiled b\ other per-
sons must be killed within 14 day'- of publicall..n ofl
the public nouce or within 14 das of theic recitot
or this intent. whichever occurs first ThudL pans
petitioners shall mail a copy of the petuorin to the
applicant at the address indicated aboce at the
umne of filing Failure to file a petluor, mihin thi
tnie penod shall constitute a waiter of anv right
such persons may have to request and adminur.u-a-
uve determination (hearing under Secu.on 20 57.
F.S The penuon must be filed (reeikedl In
DepartOnent of Enviro menlaJ Protecuon
Office of General Cournsel MS" 35
3900 Commuonealth Boulevard
Tallahassee. FL 323,'9-3000 '
The petition must contain the Informauon ier forth
(a.) The name aadres arid telephone num.
ber of each peutloner. the applicant s
name and address, the Depanrtment
Permit File Number and the country in
which the project is proposed
(b I A statement of ho and %hen each pen.
iuoner received notice of the Deparmunent .
action or proposed action
(c.) A statementt of ho each petitiuner s ub
: stanual IntereLsts are affected by t'e
Department's acutn ocr proposed action.
(d.) A statement of mat-nal facts disputed by
Peuuoner. If arv.
(e.) A statement of facts which petitioner con-
tends warrant reversal or rnmdili-:jLil.n of
the Department'; acilon _or pr.:.p.:.'ed
(f.) A statement of hlich. rule. or sitatuies
petioner contends require reversal ,r
modificauon of the Department s acri.n
or proposed acuor,
(g;) A statement of the relief sought by pen
uoner. Lauing precisely the scuon pet.
SUoner uants the Department to take ilth
respect to the Deparunent's acuon or pro:
Sposed acruon
If a peUtitin Is filed the adrrumnisu-r'e heau-ing
process will contitute a renewed delerrinau.)n of1
the Deparunent's decirlon on the applicauon
Accordingly. the Department final action ma be
different rom the p:-sltuon taken b n It inr t's
intent Fersons whose subtar.ual inieretu. will be
affected b/ any decision of the Depa-iurent with
regard to the applicauon have the nght to peuUon
to become a parry to the proceeding Trel peuu:t.n
must conform to the requirementt. specified abA'e
and be filed Ireceitedl within 14 days of receipt of
thils Intent. in the Olfice of Ceneral Counsel at the
abrve address Failure to peuroin r ihing the
allowed time frame consututes a waiter ofan night
such person has to request a hearing under
Secuon 120 57 F S. an to participate a4 a part-v tE.
this proceedmg An5 subsequent intenenuon wll
onl, be at the approval at the presiding officer up..on
mouon filed purs.uant to Rules 26.5 -07 and 600
2010. FAC
Itc. March 5. 1998
The Cict of Port St Joe will receive sealed bid Ifrm




The annual spring cleanup in District 3 will

begin APRIL 1, 1998, in White City, followed

by Highland View, St. Joe Beach ending in

.Beacon Hill. We will only go through your area

ONCE, so please have all debris placed on the

county right-of-way

JL 1 9 9 8 .'?, a't



i ; *' ii;.I ;! i ,Y :i.:-!,n.,'



White Goods, Wood Products, Yard Debris,


GARBAGE!! Thank you for your active partic-

ipation in past years to keep our area beautiful!

COmmissioner Tommy Knox

3t1c. March 5., 12 and 26. 1998






,R TJ R ( 1.5 ACRES )

The City of Wewahitchka Commis-

sion will meet April 13, 1998 at 6
PM to consider a land use change of
the property on HWY 71 and the
South sides of H.' Armstrong Rd.

The current land use is residential
and the request from the property:
]* owners is to have the land use
changed to Residential / Commer-

i,, cial use. The owners of the property
z"s A are Lyle and Sylvinie Ake.


The Florida Department of Environmental Protection pro-
hibits dumping yard debris in a C & D Landfill.
As of April 1, 1998, Wetappo C & D Landfill can no longer
accept yard debris for disposal. A list of allowable items is
available at the Wetappo Scale House and the Solid
Waste Department. Five Points Landfill will continue to
accept yard debris,
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners regrets
this action and is vigorously pursuing a change in legisla-

Gulf County Solid. Waste Department, Telephone: 227-
3696, Fax: 227-1185.
4Ma. Maich 5. 12. 19 and 26, 1998





2tc, March 5 and April 9, 196

or six month old black, long-
haired pup, which is part husky;
two very small brown puppies,
one with long hair and one with
short; two yellow cats and a tab-
by cat; and three nice hounds.
To adopt one of these or an-
other animal, please call the Gulf
County Sheriff Department at
227-1115 and ask for Johnny
Collins or contact the St. Joseph
Bay Humane Society at 227-
1103. ,, .. ,. ,

I'. w w -. "
See 'ie Staj On IU e t

Surrogate mother wanted: white male
49. Eskimo female 37 unable to have
children. We are looking for a fertile
female, over 18 killing to, have our baby
while at their Beacon Hill beach home.
Room. board and negotiated compensa-
tion. All races considered, please send
1-2 photos will return plus detailed
Information about yourself. Will call or
write all replies. Write: Mickey Lee. Box
13292. Nlexico Beach, FL 32.410.
2tp 3/5

Couple with two children v.ould like to
lease reasonable three bedroom house.
Call 227-1280. before 6 p.m. 2tc 3/5

Show You Care:

Adopt a Pet Today
The Gulf County Pound cur-,
rently has several loveable ani-
malse' available for adoption.
These potential pets include a five

1/2 acre lots on d
paved county road,!

septic tanks, wells,
natural gas, ready:
to move onto. "

$16,000. Owner
financing with 10%
down. CaI Billy "
Carr, 227-2020,'
ift 3/.




The Star Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Mar. 5. 1998


EST at Port Theatre Antique Mall, Pt St. Joe.
Shop 'til midnight! Mall open Tues. Sat.
Wade Clark Auctions
10% Buyer's Premiurm, AB 1239, AU 1737.
t. fc 3/5

.'96 GMC Sonoma SL, a/c, p/s, p/b,
abs, auto., reg. cab. $9,200. 647-8624.
SCitizens Federal Savings Bank of Port
St. Joe, 401 Fifth St., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-1416 will be accepting
- bids from Feb. 26, 1998 through March
9, '1998 on the following: 1991
Mitsubishi Eclipse, with am/fn stereo
cassette, a/c, 5 speed.
1991 Ford F150 pick-up, automatic.
- Citizens Federal Savings Bank of Port
St. Joe reserves the right to reject any
and all bids. Itc 3/5
"91 Ford Escort LX, 4 door. automatic.
. low mileage. excellent cond. S3.800.
'229-6151 days, 229-1045 evenings.
2tc 3/5

'86 S-10 extended cab, 2wd; am/fm
,stereo cassette, custom rims & tires,
.'$3,500. 227-1568 after'5. 4tc 2/26
:1995 Isuzu pickup, great buy. one.
Owner, air cond.. cassette. bedliner &
Scap. 33.000 miles. Call 229-9215.
S. 4tc 2/26
'1998 Ford Windstar GL van. white/grey
,Interior, cloth seats, seats 7. rear air.:
:overhead console, $20,500. 64815435.
Stfc 2/19
S'93 Honda 250 Nighthawk motorcycle;
:low miles. 81.950. Call 227-1639 or
S.227-1109, ask for Charlie or Linda.
tfie 3/5

:Fiberglass 14" boat. trailer, trolling
'motor, 18 hp Evinrude, needs repair.
.8400. 647-5942. ,2tc 3/5
23 ft. Cuddy cabin Spacecraft boat and
trailer. S4.150 obo. Has loran and runs
l.great. Call 229-9289. 1302 Woodward
SJve. Itc 3/5

o bedroom, 1 bath duplex. Excellent
.location. NO PETS! 3 blocks from.
*'beach. S400 a month. S150 security
'deposit. Call 647-3298. litp 3/5

'iMexco Beach: Beachside very nice,"
,-must seel Furnished 4 bedroom stilt
,* home. References and deposit. 648-
, 8005. tfc 3/5

STwo bedroom; furnished trailer at'
Overstreet. Call 648-5306. tfc 3/5 '
'M1100 SF WHSE 3 units available.
12x12 roll up door. 3 walk-in door.
Elect. available. 31st St., Mexico Beach.
'S350 mo. 648-5242. 4tc 3/5
Lot for rent to park a house trailer on.
Location Wewa. Call 227-3708, $100,
per month. 2tc 3/5
For Sale/Rent: Bayfront house at Cape
San Bias, 3 bdrm., 2 ba., Ig. covered
decks, appliances. Call Phil at 227-
2112 or 229-8409. tic 2/26 '

2 bedroom. I bath. 104 Helmet St..
Beacon Hill. Call Bill Carr, 229-6961.
tfc 3/5

Two bedroom, partially furnished, ablee
& water furnished with upstairs, $500
month. 1 year lease, 1004 Hwy. 98.
648-4384 or 648-5134. tfc 2/19
Two bedroom, 2 1/2 bath townhome.
unfurnished, waterfront with pool. Rent
$625/month. Call Rosasco Realty, 227.-
1774. 4tc.2/12
Two bedroom. central h/a. mobile home
in Wewa. 639-5552. evenings. 648-.
5344. fc 2/19

Safe 'N Dry Storage
$25 month
302-B Reid Ave., PSil FL




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

3 bedroom, 2 bath at Indian Pass, 1822
Indian Pass Rd., $495/month. Call
Rosasco Realty, 227-1774. 4tc 2/12
Three bedroom, 2 ba. furnished house
on mexico. Beach Canal, $750, month
with 1 year lease. 647-8586 or 769-
7809. 4tc 2/12
Two bedroom, 1 ba. trailer on Pineda St.
Must see to appreciate. No pets. Call
647-5361. tfc 3/5
Dead Lakes, RV and mobile home lots,
$80 month, includes w&s. 639-5721.
1. tc 1/15

For Rent: quaint building, clean. small.
easy to decorate, ideal for small wed-
dings, receptions, dinners, great rates.
For information call 227-1278, or 227-
1776. tfc 9/25
For Rent: Several beach front and gulf
view executive type.homes and town-
homes available at off-season monthly
rates until April 1. 1998. For complete
details call Parker Realtly of Nle.xco
Beach, Inc. 648-5777 or 1-800-874-
5073. t fc 3/5
For Rent: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, pool,
garage, 124 Selma, St. Joe Beach, $750
month. First and ,last plus cleaning
deposit. 647-3461 or 1-612-416-371 I.
t. c 3/5

Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Affordable
housing for the elderly and the hand-
Cen. h &a. laundry facilities, energy
efficient const.. stove & refrig.. fur-
nished. fully carpeted, I bdrm., apts. on
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
tfc 3/5

Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. I block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. fe c3/5

1,200 sq. ft. ollice space, located on
Hwy. C-30, 8750 month. Includes utili-
ties. Call 227-1774. tfe 3/5

* 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 Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2 ba.,
inside laundry rm. ch&a. dishwasher
& stove, fully carpeted. No pets.
*Smal 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat & air,
w-asher/dryer hook-up. ,
*One bedroom apartment. washer
/dryer hook-up. .
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
tfc 3/5

One and two bedroom apartments. 2
blocks from beach. Beacon Hil. reason-
able. Call 912-246-1250. tfc 3/5

YARD SALE: 1l14 Westcott Circle. Sat..
March 7. 8:00 a.m. till noon. Misc..
Children's clothes. toys. some furniture.
Cancel if raining. tc 3/5
tfc 3/5

Yard Sale: Sat., March 7. 8:00 2:00,
Gulf St., St. joe Beach. Tools, fishing
equipment, furniture, clothes & etc.
Huge Yard Sale: 9235 Cockles Ave. In
Beacon Hill. Saturday. 3 ? Lots of
clothes, furniture, etc. Itc 3/5

, Yard Sale: Saturday. 8- ? Attic fan. Ford
van seat, aluminum anchor, clothes.
glassware, 2 new sinks, lights, craft and
supplies, etc. 309 Redfish St.. H.V.
Yard Sale: Saturday, March 7, 8-12.
131 Scallop? Circle, Simmons Bayou.
Rain cancels. ltp 3/5
1st :Annual "Parents Hosted" Yard
Sale, honoring Brownle Troop #30, "The
Beaches". Sat., March 14th, from 9 a.m.
to noon First Presbyterian UTSA of PSJ,
508 16th St. Sale Rain or Shine. Hope
to see you there! Note: Donations are
needed: Call 647-5010. Thank you for
your kind support. Sat., Mar. 14th,
don't miss! 2tp 3/5
Yard Sale: Sat., March 7, 8:00 12:00
ET, 15th St., Mexico Beach. Look for
signs, Hwy. 98 & 386.
Garage Sale: 1308 Woodward Ave., Sat.,
March 7. 8:00 a.m. 2 families. Men's
suits,ladies' clothes, household and
misc. items. ltp 3/5
Porch Sale: Saturday, March 7, 8:00 ?
Table & chairs, rug, books, clean
clothes, etc. 105 35th St., Mexico
Beach. Rain date: Sunday. Itp

Licensed Florida Real Estate persons.
Apply Rosasco Realty & Mortgage Co.,
227-1774. 4tc 2/19
Receptionist/Reservationist: property
management office, requires customer
interface, good telephone skills, com-
puter experience. Full time position
with benefits. For our new St. Joe Bay
office, Fantasy Properties, Inc., call
648-5146. 5tc 2/5

Teacher Aide, Inschool Suspension,
at Port St. Joe Middle and High School.
Application deadline March 13, 1998, at
12:00 noon et. Contact Chris Earley,
Principal, Port St. Joe High School, 100
Shark Dr., Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850)
Job Description: A cop of the advertised
job description is available from the
school office or the dist. office building
located at 150 Middle School Rd., in
Port St. Joe. Qualifications: H.S. diplo-
ma, post-secondary training preferred;:
2 years of'general work experience pre-
ferred: fingerprint clearance. Salary will
be determined by salary schedule. Gulf
County Schools is an equal opportunity
employer. 2tc 3/5
Electric Cooperative will be accepting,
applications for the position of-
Supervisor of Services until Tuesday,
March 10 at 4:30 p.m. at Job Services of,
Florida. 114 #. 9th St., Panama City,
Florida. Minimum job specifications for
this position are as follows: high school
graduate: minimum of 5 .TS. experience
as a Lead Line Technician or the equiv-
alent or 10 yrs. as a First Class' Line.
Technician or the equivalent; successful
completion of aline technician certifica-
tion course; knowledge of Rural Utilities
Service (RUS) construction specifica-'
tions; excellent knowledge ;of meter
identificationby type and application;
technical skill in meter Installation;
ability to acquire an excellent knowl-
edge of gulf Coast policies and proce-
dures: excellent interpersonal skills for
interacting with the public: knowledge
of county and national electrical codes:
good verbal and written communication
skills: have and maintain a valid Florida
driver's license and pass and maintain
DOT ceruficaton: successful pass of
Gulf Coast employment entrance exam-
ination and drug screen.
Gulf Coast is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. We recruit on the basis of
merit, without regard to race, color, reli-
gion. sex. age. national origin, disabill-
ty. or veteran status. Itc 3/5

Bookkeeping Service
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8581

Cabinets, Custom Mantles,
S Furniture, Trim.
Bob/Janna Rinehart

Free Estimates RF 0066770
i d 1-. .'4 '98

rdeperert AMari'.-iing Rep. #119212
107 Sunset Circle Port St. Joe,

TLC Lawn Service _
Coterna to ,11 Your Lown
Ser. ice Needs
.lo,,.ir, Trimming.. Cleon Outs.
M.lonicurrng Sprovina Fenllizir,.A
SLanonasopirga mino P.lroi Spnrkier repo.ir
Ref. Avollaioe. 229-6435


C,/6i Residential
O% ICommercial
Termite & Pest Control
Termite -a, uTn-rir' Restaurant Motel
* Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports 'Construction Sites
; C, sti e ,3ull&C n s pSurro.'rdlor 4r.-
Free Estimates & Inspections

, n, :-.m u



W F- Odor Control
UL. Pet Sta
V (850) 227-5


We need an Experienced Optometric
Technician for our Optometric/
Ophthalmic practice in Port St. Joe. Are
you organized, flexible and able .to work
quickly and efficiently? If so,.you may
be the person we are looking for. We
offer good benefits and pay for the right,
Resume to: Kathii Hammond, 470
Harrison Ave., Panama City, FL 32401.,

Crystal Clear Car Wash is seeking help
fto run car wash. For more information
call 648-3090. 4tc 2/26
Cooks needed, train under chef. Apply
In person at Toucan's Restaurant. No
calls please. tfc 3/5
Construction help needed. 1Must have
own transportation. Call 648-8914.
2tw 2/26

Case Manager Position Available. The
Gulf County Senior Citizens are now
accepting applications for a part-time
Case Manager. Must have own trans-
portation, be willing to ravel and work
with elderly. Receives referrals, com-
pletes assessments. develops care
plans, maintains files, and arranges
services. Applications will be accepted
from February 19th until March 5th.
You may pick applicaUtions up from the
Port St. Joe Senior Center. Interviews
will be held on March 10th. Minimum
qualifications are a Bachelor's degree in
social work. sociology, psychology.
nursing or related field. Other directly
related job education or experience may
be substituted for all or some of these
basic requirements upon approval of
the Area Agency on Aging. Social work,
training or experience will be given pref-
erence. We are an Equal Opportunity
employer. Information is available at
229-8466 Monday through Friday, 8:00
5:00 ET. This is a 4 hour per day. 20
hours per week position, salary to be
discussed based on qualifications.
2tc 2/19

Sa 4 o/ Saew Ite I 7Te Star/

Glynn Dykes
No Drywall
'"No job too big, or loo small"
Free Estimates Insured
rc 3'5


Jeff Wood 227-1559

SSpecializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
,,"Where Qualhrl Is Hfiher Than Prce"
S 229-8631, l

Household Repairs
Painting, Interior/Exterior Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
1(850) 229-1051.
tfc 3/5

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


5x10 10xl0 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week

Now hiring food servers, kitchen help
and bartenders. Apply in person at The
Top of the Gulf, talk with Jonnie. No
phone calls please, tfc 3/5
Experienced nail tech needed. For
very busy salon on St. George Island.
850-927-350;, tfc 3/5

Rattan dinette set. 875. 4 chairs
w/glass top table: twin metal bed w/box
springs and mattress. 835. Call 648-
4407. ltp3/5
Sofa sleeper, brown tweed 875: coffee
table $50; beige hurricane lamp $25.
227-1192. ltc3/5
Steel buildings. new, must sell 30<40x
12 was $10,200 now S6.990: 40x6O0xi4
was' $16,400' now $9,990; 50x100x16
was S-27.590 now $18,990; 60x200x16
was S58.760 now $39.990. 1-800-406-
5125. ltp3/5
44"x48" hardwood pallets, all In new
condition. 82.50 each. Call Jake at 648-
8164. 3tp 2/26
Yard, garden or tree sprayer. 25 gal.
tank on wheels, 12 volt pump, $200;
-wooden garage door 7x l6%. all hard-
ware. S50. 229-9474. 2tc 2/26
""Golf clubs driver. 3-wood and 5-
wood. power built, graphite shaft, good
condition. Call Susie after 5:00. at 227-
1605. 2tc 2/26
Sears water softener, used less than 6
months. S300. Aerator. rids sulphur
odor. S250. BoLh .kept protected from
weather. Call 227-7372. 2tp 2/26
Cathy's Bookkeeping Service, 13 yrs.
experience. General bookkeeping,
services for personal or business
accounts. 639-2833. 4tp 2/26

Slick Finish
Concrete, Sidewalks, Driveways, Block
Additions, Patios.
DAVID WATSON, 827-2485
4rip 2/19

All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service .. ,
tIC eER 13168 *INSURED

Available at
,~ The AXthletic
197 State :: ,
ha pionship *


One gas stove, one electric stove, $175
each. 648-5306. tfc 3/5

Brand new KOHLER whirlpool tub, with
all accessories, valued $1,800, for sale
$800 or bet offer. Call 647-5722.
tfc 2/19

BARFIELD'S, 229-2727
tfc 3/5

The American Institute for Global
Studies, Inc. is presently interview-
ing qualified Families interested in
hosting an exchange student. If
you would like to haye additional
information, call toll free (1) 888
AIGS NOW (244-7669). A non
profit, tax exempt educational

.Reduce toxicity and restore nutrients
stripped by deworming. Ask BAR-
about Happy Jack Vitatabs. For dogs
& cats. (www.happyjackinc.com)
6tc 3/5

For a few pennies more. get the latest
technology in liquid wormers. Ask
There's a BIG difference. (www.happy-
jackinc.com) 6tc 2/12

C.J/'s lawn

I will work for you.
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach, Port St. Joe and-
Clyde Sanford (850) 648-8492

Steve Brant's


LIC. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call

Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218 3 3/5

Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition, & Electrical Repairs
RA0043378 ER0007623

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648-5474 FL License ER 0010992, RA0054218,

LIC. #RF0051042* RG0051008 ER 0011618
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 850/229-6821

k" rSt. Joe Glass & Mirror %1

G STEAM CLEANING 816-D4thSt.* PortSt.Joe, FL32456*227-3885
SI c/) Mirrors Plex-Glass Furniture Tops Desk Tops
CLEANING Residential Commercial Industrial Shower Doors
B Boat Glass Heavy Equipment Glass

24 Hr. Water Damage H & M IRRIGATION
ins Free Estimates Z for All Your Watering Needs
;098 or 229-9663 HAL KEELS. FREE 229-2738










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Nice 2 bedroom mobile home, fenced
corner lot, low down payment.
Owner/agent, $25,000. 227-1980.
tfc 3/5
For Sale or Rent: 3 bedroom house at
528 7th St., Port St.Joe. Call 648-5306.
Please call again, tfc 3/5
Three bedroom, 2 bath house, screened
porch, near schools, cen. h&a, $68,000.
Call after 6:00 p.m./ 227-2560. tfc 3/5

I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.,
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803.
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Saturday 8:00 p.m. ETl
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
SAL-ANON Thurs.. 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at Ist United
Methodist Church, PSJ
Wewa Serenity ,Group, "Presbyterian
Church, Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday and
Thursday at 7:00.


LIC. po0067081
PORT ST. JOE 229-6859
Quality is #1 & 25 yrs. -exp.
S-4rp 3/5

-ir pplance
647-3699 EX""slMNCEce- FA \



Drop off and pickup center
Mexico Beach
Video Store
2704 Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach
21c 2/26

Catherine L. Collier
Independent Sales
211 Allen Memorial Way *
Port St. Joe
AVon (ON) 2944M

Reslaenilal Culom Wood
Commercial Indu, tial
A S R Fence
Fencing and Concrete Wonrk
AlDer Fleiscr.rmann FREE E-tirm,@,i
EtN 11593115646 (850) 647-4047


We Do On Location
We Come to You
ltom Black & White
lopin and Printing
(850) 229-9643
J. B. Roney, Photographer
c 3,'/5

3 BR home with pool, comes with FREE
BIG SCREEN T.V.I Sellers- 'motivated.
Reduced from $79,900 to $64,950. 229-
2580 evenings, 229-9282 days. tfc 3/5

For sale by owner: two story new home,
2048 sq. ft.., 3 dr 2 1.2 bath, mas- ForSale
. ter bdrin., 22'x16' with garden tub, carpet,
sunken den w/flreplace and home the- 75x150' I
atre system with surround sound. Front See by
and rear porch, 12'x16' until. shed. By* Ave. 229-
appt. only. 101 Yauporin 229-641 I1.
tfc 3/5

Alcoholics Anonymous, Surfslde
Serenity Group, meets Mon.. Wed. Fri..
at 7:30 p.m. CST at,. I1st. United
Methodist Church, 22nd St., Mexico
Beach. Women's open AA meeting, 12
iloon CST Thursdays.
Women's Support Group. Thursday,
5:30 6:30 p.m., Wellness Center,
Third & Williams Ave. NO CHARGE.
Port St. Joe Lodge No. Ill
I ,, st & 3rd Thursday or each
.. \month. 8:00.
Sp.rfi.,Masonle Hall,
214 Reid Ave.
Richard Robinson, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.
SI st & 3rd weeks -Dec.

Service When You Need Itl
Odell Mize Sharpening Service
Saws, Mower Blades, Tools,
Knives, Scissors, Drill Bits
Odell Mize,Owner
10 17 Woodward Ave., PSJ
i ,850-227-1804 gi2/12

8 Trimming
229-97317. 5/98

30Q Cqrtiquou, Years of
Automotive Bbdy Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your'Bbdy Work
BaltzUll Av Phone 227-7229


& Stucco

by DeGraff
Affordable REAL
Stucco Work
Over 50 colors to choose Itrot.
All Stucco -
No Styrofoam
Also specializing in:
Simulated Brick
Simulated Stone
Quality Painting
Call Tim, "The
Stucco Man"
tipt j *i 1

CONCRETE, : Sidewalks-Patios-Driveways
SIn '' House Foundations"
Lc. #97-013 SERVICES
16 Apalachee St. Apalachicola GLEN CLAYTON (850) 653-9243

Petce Heating & Cooling
A/C Heating Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
State Lic. #RA0066486 229-COOL -

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

Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-O-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand
Complete Septic Service!
Installation Pump-Out Repair

3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath house on 2 lots,
large room, can be used as bedroom or
den, 1301 Palm Blvd. Asking price
$72,500. Call Andrea at 950-942-,1992.
S 6to 2/12

by,Owner: 4 bdrm.. 2 ba., nie
ceramic tile, fenced yard.
lot, ch&a, 60 ft. shallow well..
appointment, 1703 Garrison
8474 after 4 p.m. tfc 3/5

Cape San Bias townhome. Security
gate, ocean view. Tennis, pool, fishing,
lakes. Like new, many extras. Must see
to appreciate. 227-3351. tfc 3/5
3 bdrm., 1 ba., completely remodeled
with refrigerator, dishwasher & range,
cen /. h/a.10'xl40' lot, 246 Pompano,
Highland View. Call 871-1731 between
9 a.m. 5 p.m. ET. pd thru 7/16

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Lots on Dead Lakes, West Arm S
Call 639-5920. -- ife 4/2

A 4 bedroom, 2 bath aluminum siding
home with 2 large worksheds on
approximately 2 acres of land in
Wewahltchka. Asking $46,000. Call
639-3338. lltp 1/15

Lease Purchase, 3/2, pool, garage, 1/1
pool house, gulf view. 2% deposit plus
closing costs. Balance at 10o, 46
month balloon, $140,000. 1-612-416-,
3711. ...tfc 3/5
Home for sale by owner: brick home. I
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
In back yard. 2700 sq. ft. heating &
cooling. Location 103 20th St., PSJ
(904) 229-8409. By appointment only.,
tfc 3/5

3 bedroom. I bath brick home on shad-
ed corner lot in Highland View. Cen.
h/a, fireplace, new carpet in living area,
utility room, storage and boat shed,
S42.500. 227-1604. tfc 3/5

Cavalier Zone 3 mobile home, 3 bd., 2'
ba., deck, garden tub & many extras.
acreage available. 227-2521 or 229-
8002. tfc 3/5.

A: nice 3 ,bdrm., 2 ba. double wide.'
mobile home on 75.'150' lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking
$55,000. Call 647-3292. tfc 3/5,'
Perfectly kept 2 bdrm/den or third
bdrm 2 bath home by Gulf of Mexico.
Approx. 1750 sq. ft. Too many ameni-,':
ties to list. Call for details & appt. by,
owner. 229-8674. tfc 2/5
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with septic
tank & well. S2.500 down, $132.16 mo.
Call George, 229-6031. tfc 3/5',

!tde.~et/ 227-12S78t
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Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
SFinancial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (850) 229-9292 R. 0. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 ., Port St. Joe, FL 32457


professional tile installations
Phone (850) 648-4164


Lawn Service Pressure Washing0

'- General Repair & Maintenance


4. 3/5

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1. When life was less complicated?
2. When tax return costs were reasonable?
3. When SERVICE was a priority?
Call Wanda Davis at 827-2398
Now accepting new bookkeeping accounts and
income taxes. Prompt reasonable
:* k 3/5

Zenith G.E. RCA & Magnavox
Factory Authorized Service
We Service What We Sell
Badcock Home Furnishings Center
310 Reid e., Port St. Joe ',

For tfe /1anyman and Sportsman.
We strive to meet your needs!
Hardware 'BLP Paints Ammunition
Hunting Supplies 'Mobile Home & Boat Trailer Parts
Live & Frozen Bait Tackle Gifts and Souvenirs
306 Reid Avenue Roy Todd, Owner
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850) 229-8933

.. Circle S Refinishing

Repair Touchup or Complete
This area's most experienced refinishers.
We do it ALL from furniture to floor. .
Free Estimates

827-6828 ask for Dusty
Ik 3/5


Call Patsy Whitfield, Broker
or Sebrina McGIll, Realtor




Hwy. 22 & 71 P. 0. Box 65 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Office: 850-639-3300 Fax: 850-639-3456

Check Ouc'hese Lots & Propprty: Wewa Area
$7,000 Chipola St., Wewa-residential area-cleared and mowed, and in a very
nice area a few blocks from school. Tap into city water and sewer. New survey fur-
nished to buyer. MH okay!
$8,000 Idlewood Dr., Wewa. Beautiful building lots. Nice wooded area across ihe
street from Dead Lakes main channel. Travel Hwy. 71 north approx. 5.8 miles, right
on Idlewood Dr. approx a mile. Look for signs. '
$9,500 Lot at Dalkeith Recreation Associalion. perfect for RV- just hook up to
water & sewer furnished by park association for only $100 a year! Bryant Landing
SRd.. south ol Wewa.
$15,000 A beautiful building site in city of Wewa- corner of E. Henry and 6th
Street- one block from school. 130' on Henry Ave. & 100' on 61h St. Owner inter-
: ested in financing. Mobile homes okay! Has city hookups.
$15,000 Whispering Pines Subdivision- restricted to homes only area of fine
homes- a full acre to build that dream home! Owner financing- only $3,000 down,
approx. $255/mo. for 5 yrs./$172/mo. for 10 yrs. .;
$18,500 A beautiful developed acre in Quail Ridge Subdivision, 5 miles South
of Wewa. Cleared, planted in centipede grass-septic, deep well, underground
wiring, electrical pole. chain link fence, 12x20 storage building, and 20x20 carport,
Everything in place- just lind the right house plan, or bring in your nice doublewide!
$30,000 20 Acres- 5 miles S. on Hwy. 71- left on CR 381 for 6 miles- property on
left. 1/4mi. lencing already in place- gated and locked- approx. 1 acre cleared for
home- full,-survey avail. to buyer.
Property in Calhoun County
$40,000 Cypress Point Rd., a beautiful acre on the main channel of Ihe Dead
Lakes, 162' water frontage, with restrictive covenants lor houses only. This is an
area of beautiful waterfront homes located just off Hwy. 71 about 8 miles north of
$44,900 Cypress Point Rd., just pass Old Chipola Hotel, a beautiful 1.75 acres
of waterfront property on the main channel of the Dead Lakes. Subdivision restric-
tions apply- houses only. This property has 230' of waterfront available. Perfect for
the hide-a-way dream home!
Ss ...f .Let's Go Fishing! .
$20,000 349 Transfer Landing Road- perfect vacation/fishing cabin- fully fenced
with double gale lor vehicles/boats 2 BR, 1.5 bath- city, water/seplic. Paved street
leads to best landing on Chipola River!
$22,000 Warmouth Drive, 1976 2Br one block from river landing in Wewa.
Central heat/air- furnished. Has large enclosed garage to store the boats and fish-
ing gearl
$25,000 Mobile Home on Woodbrook, at the Dead Lakes Fish Camp- Owner
financing with only $2500 down, payments approx. $300 mo. Walk to the landing
and fish- great 2 bedroom weekender or first home.
$28,000 350 Pinecrest- Lands Landing area, 2 mi. S. of Wewa Fully furnished
12x60 with new carpet, new central electric heat/air- Has small freezer, TV, and
everything you need, for the weekend home-away-from-home! Located about a
block from one of Ihe best landings on the Chipola River, and the area is flood freely
$29,500 Great 1 BR retreat Large living area, new central heat system,
Furnished 12x50 mobile home with 33' screened in porch. Shingled trussed roof
built over for great insulation, plus covered carport. Owner will finance with $5000
down 196 Pope Ave., Dead Lakes.
$30,000 191 Birch St., Burgess Creek area S. of Wewa. Thisone bedroom, one
bath furnished cottage is nestled into the trees overlooking Burgess Creek- 1.78
acres creekfront property has been kept very natural, but the cabin is modernized
and comfortable, yet retains that rustic look you want for those weekends fishing
$34,000 114 Crawfish Cabin St.- cabin appropriately called -Paradise Inn"- Dead
Lakes waterfront- fully furnished for 6- 2BR/ 1 bath- 1000 SF- Fish cleaning sink-
boal shed w/deck-workshop w/power & lights. Not fancy, but who cares? Enjoy &'
mess up without worry!
$43,500 HOWARDS CREEK- best kept fishing secret! 2 bedroom, 1 bath MH
with 1037 SF living space, and a huge 23' screened porch as well as a 21' deck.
Property is .75 acre with a 16'x30" block detached garage with upstairs loft. Large
fish cleaning area, and 14' covered patio complete with picnic table and swing
House is furnished right down to the coffee pot. 1"42 Kim Ave., Howards Creek.
These Homes Need Your Family!
$55,000 314 Lake Alice Pk. Dr.- Wewa- family home overlooking Lake Alice-
'solid, sturdy-built home with hardwood floors- 2 BR/1ba- 1100 SF- Vintage oaks'
have withstood yrs. of beautiful growth. Enjoy many nice evenings on the 16' deck,
overlooking the lake. Quaint library/music room is cozy place to curl. up on a rainy
day.: .
$57,500 1185 E. River Rd. (Cochran Landing area), Wewa. Waterfront on Chipola
River, this 2 bedroom 1 bath is perfect for the person looking for convenience, on
a high bank of the river where it doesn't flood. Near high school and stores, but has
that rustic, natural feeling. Large trees, dock shared with adjacent property.
$58,000 544 S. 4th St, Wewa. 4 BR, 1 ba. Central electric home on quiet street
near schools...Brick with blue trim, fenced backyard, 4th bedroom/office has out-
side entrance. Perfect starter home for 1st buyers. Large yard with oaks and pecan
$59,000 247 County Rd. 381, Wewa- elegant 3BR/2 ba MH has deep, rich car-
peting, a large living room as well as separate "Hunter Lodge" family room with
built in gun cabinets and fireplace. Skylights in kitchen and both baths- very light
and roomyl Great split bedroom home with large closets & big util. room- nice 3/4
acre of property- 1994 Jacobsen doublewide is so well kept- it looks new inside!
Check out the custom built front door!
$69,900 Lovely 1994 total electric MH with 1120 SF living area, & chain link
fenced front- on a BIG 10 acres, pastured and fenced. Big pole barn- perfect for
cattle, horse ranch- build the big house latter Highway frontage, but property is
deep and affords good protection to animals. 5381 Hwy. 71 S, Wewa.
$75,000 Dalkeith area- lovely home on 6 acres, country living This home in, the
country has 1568 SF heat, cool area, with a huge screened porch, cozy den with
fireplace, living room, big workshop and barn. You will love this property with about',
4 acres uncleared, and a yard full of giant oaks and azalea trees. 1049 County Rd;.'
$94,500 Overstreet area- Big 4 bedroom, 2 bath home on 1.3 acres. Excellent
condition, very roomy. Has fish pond,, private landing. Only 12 miles from Mexico
Beach, in a quiet neighborhood. This is more house than it looks- ask for an'
appointment to see the gorgeous inside.
$185,000 Who can believe this 3000 SF ranch- style home with 2 car garage and
12'x50' glassed in sunroom? Lots of pecky cypress interior- Very rarely This is a 3'
bedroom, 2.5 bath home on 8.5 acres. There are 3 stocked ponds on the proper-
ty, featuring several rare breeds of ducks & geese. Satellite, barns, kennels, morel!
Quiet residential city street. House was built in 1982, and has a new roof with 25-
yr. warranty.



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