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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: April 9, 1998
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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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Braves Visit Wewa
Details on Page 7A
Tupelo Festival Scenes
Photos on Pages 2A, I B
Celebrate Earth Day
Details on Page 2B
Fla. Power Helps GCCC
Story, Photo on Page 3A
Dip; Lose Your Lip
Gulf's Youth Speak on Page 4B'
Want toqBuy It, Sell It?
See the 'Classifieds, Pages 7 & SB
Ladies Split Page 8A

Gold in Gulf's Waters?
How to Cook It on Page 6B
Coop Partners with
Touchstone Page 3A
Gulf EMS Exemplary
See Page 5A


Hands Out


During mfie regular school
board meeting for April, four reso-
lutions and recognition were
given to the following: Port St. Joe
and Wewahitchka cheerleaders,
Port St. Joe High School Boys
Varsity Basketball State Champ-
ions, and Arizona Chemical for
sponsorship of materials in sci-
ence education for all Gulf county
schools.' ....
The public meeting and pro-
posal to establish a consent agen-
da was met with no opposition
and the board passed its approval
unanimously. The consent agen-
da will essentially group together
Items for- voting purposes,
although board members will
have the power to pull out any
issue, discuss and vote on it sep-
The board also passed 1997-
(See SCHOOL on Page 3)


Horton Candidate
For Commission
David Hortori announces his
candidacy for City Commissioner
Group #4 in the upcoming elec-
He was reared in Port St Joe
and White City and has lived in
Port St. Joe the past 30 years.
Horton served in the U.S. Army,
is a Vietnam War veteran, and
has been employed by Apalachi-
cola Northern Railroad for 30
David Is an active member of
Long Avenue Baptist Church. He
has served the community by vol-
unteering in various capacities as
an assistant Boy Scout leader,
volunteer ambulance service
member, former Jaycee, and a
Little League coach for many
Horton pledges to bring quali-
ty leadership to the city and
make himself available to every
citizen of Port St. Joe with fair
and equal representation.
David il the son of Mr. and
Mrs. James Horton. He and his
wife, Carol, have two children,
Deanna and Austin, and a de-
ceased son, Chris.

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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 1998 Plus 3 Tax... 35

Firms Reaffirm Intentions to Locate Here

Scandy White Boats, Gulf Aviation, and Slender You Outline'Development Schedules to Board

end of 1998 and expanding to a
projected 106 .employees by the
end of 2002.
Boat production is expected
to take a similar leap. going from
'50 in 1998 to an estimated 3.600
(300 per month) in 2002.
Weaver said Scandy White
will enter into a nationwide 'mar-
keting campaign to sell the
uniquely designed, economical to
operate aluminum boat they pro-
The company intends ,to use
modem technology and robotic
welding units to mass produce
outboard driven boats under' 20
feet in length.
"Market studies indicate 78%''
of.allbbats sold are in the 16' to
18' range so that's where we
intend to focus our efforts."
Weaver said.
Average estimated wages for
employees at the company are
S12 per hour, equaling an esti-
mated annual payroll of S3.5 mil-
lion by the year 2002. with an
estimated total economic impact
to Gulf County of S12.34 million
per year, Weaver said.
During discussion of the pro-
ject, the EDC committee suggest-
ed the grant application to pave
Cessna Drive be made to
Enterprise Florida as soon as pos-
sible so it would be in hand dur-

Gulf County's light air park is
continuing to spread its wings,
poised to take flight.
Three of the players present-
ed statements of intent and infor-
mation on their business plans to
Gulf County's. Economic
Development Committee during
its monthly meeting Monday
Dennis Weaver, president of
Scandy White Boats, Inc.. John
Cullen, president of GulfAviation,
Inc., and Slender 'You
International outlined their busi-
ness ventures and connected eco-
nomic stimulation for Gulf
Weaver told the EDC he was
"committed to locating Scandy
White Boats in Gulfl" County"
pending the paving of Cessna
Drive (one of the Small Business
Association loan requirements).
Gulf County commissioners
have agreed to apply for
Enterprise Florida grant funds to
pave the road and Leonard Costin
has deeded the 66' x 5,271' road-
way to the county, contingent
upon it being paved.
Weaver presented EDC mem-
bers with an updated draft of
Scandy White's business plans.
Included in its plans was a five
year job growth expectation.
starting at 20 employees by the


Run of

A two month long invektiga-
Lion by the Gulf County Sheriffs
C om post Office ended with the arrest of two

24,000 Pounds of
of Garbage is -
Being Processed
Port St. Joe is moving forward _
with its composting project. cur-
rently processing 24.000 pounds
of garbage in the first full scale
test run of the operation. Public .*'4-Y
Works Superintendent Frank -- -
Heal, reported to city commis- :
sioners Tuesday evening.
The city's main thrust
through the project is to lower its
cost by reducing the amount of.:
garbage it has to pay to have dis-
posed of through incineration or
at an approved landfill.
Currently Port St. Joe pro-
duces an average of approximate-
ly 200 tons of garbage per month. '
Healy said. "

After recycling cardboard,
glass, metal, paper, aluminum
and various other recyclables the
tonnage numbers are reduced to
approximately 165 tons of
garbage to be disposed of.
Healv noted that nationwide
studies say total garbage num-
bers can be reduced as much as
85% through a combination of
recycling and composting.
It costs the city $31 per ton to
incinerate garbage, plus the
expense of compacting and haul-
ing the refuse to the Bay County
Healy said Port St. Joe's cost
of $14 per month fior twice per
week pick-up of garbage is among
the lowest for equal service. He
noted the state average was
$17.40 per month.
Trash pick-up is provided to
city residents as city service and
(See INITIAL on Page 7)

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Port St. Joe will be following
the Christian tradition of nearly
2,000 years when it observes the
annual Easter Sunrise Service
Sunday morning.
The special worship oportuni-
ty will begin at 7:00 a.m.,, in

ing the next funding cycle in July.
Gulf Aviation
John Cullen. president of

Gulf Aviation, Inc., invited EDC
members to the firm's open house
scheduled for April 26th and


further announced that.-

Dennis Weaver reveals plans for Scandy White Boat. Inc. installation to Gulf County's Economic
Development Council committee meeting. -Star photo

Highland View residents and the
seizure of 20 pounds of high
grade marijuana early Wednes-

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Sheriff Frank McKeithen, right, and Capt. Joe Nugent are shown
with some of the 20 pounds of marijuana seized this past week.

Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen reported Phillip and
Tonyia Lyle were arrested at their
residence and charged with felony
possession of marijuana with
intent to distribute, after a search
of their vehicle and discovery of
the marijuana.
They were arrested at their
home at 588 Ling Street in
Highland View after investigators
conducted a surveillance of the
area throughout the evening
Tuesday night.
McKeithen said a search was
made of their vehicle after they),

April 13- Last
Date to Register
for City Election
April 13 is the last day for res-
idents to register to vote in the
Port St. Joe city election to be
held Tuesday, May 12. Gulf
County Supervisor of Elections
Cora Sue Robinson said that after
that day books will be closed until
after the May 12 election.
Registration forms are avail-
able at the elections office in the
Gulf County Courthouse.
Robinson said persons wishing to
register, who cannot make it to
the elections office to register,
should call her office for assis-
Commissioners in Group 3
and Group 4 are up for re-elec-
tion. Those .seats are currently
held by Commissioners Bill Wood
and Charlie Norton. Candidate
qualifying period will begin April
15th at 12:00 noon and end April
22nd at 12 noon. Forms for filing
are also available in the
Supervisor of Elections office at
the courthouse.

rise Worship Services In Pate Park

Frank Pate Park in downtown
Port St. Joe.
The service is being spon-
sored by the Ministerial Alliance
and all area churches will be par-
ticipating. Everyone is encour-
aged to attend.
Bill Taylor. pastor of the
Faith Bible Church will deliver
the Easter message. Other area
pastors will have charge of vari-
ous portions of the Sunrise Ser-
vice. An offering will be taken for
use by the Alliance in caring for
those in need during the year.
This Is the most important

day of the year for the Christian
community. All Christians, of all
denominations, are gathering to
observe Christ's resurrection In
one unified worship service.
In case of Inclement weather,
the services will be moved to the
auditorium of the First United
Methodist Church.
Christians in the Wewahitch-
ka area will gather on the shore
of Lake Alice in Lake Alice Park
for special sunrise service wor-
ship services.
The program will begin at
7:00 a.m., CST.

Sponsored by the Wewahltch-
ka Ministerial Association, the
special worship program is open
to the general public of all de-
Mike Stroud, pastor of the
First Baptist Church will deliver
the message for the special wor-
ship service and Klye Pippin of
the Glad Tidings Assembly of God
Church, will give the special mu-
Everyone is Invited to attend
both worship services, being In
prayer as the sun rises on Easter
Sunday morning.

returned home, shortly after mid-
night, and 20 pounds of high
grade compressed marijuana was
located in the truck. -.
McKeithen said the marijua-
na has a street value of approxi-
mately S50,000 (82,500 per
Phillip and Tonyia Lyle are
currently lodged in the Gulf
County Jail under a $20,000
bond each.
Sheriff Frank McKeithen,'
Captain Joe Nugent, Investigator
Marty Williams. Ricky Tolbert,
and deputies Shaun Butler and
Chris Dixoii carried out the inhves-'

Barnes Seeks City
Commission Post
Jerry W. Barnes has
announced his intention to seek
election to the City Commission
Post Group 3. Barnes believes
that an open door policy is the
only way to successfully run a city -
and that all the people should
have a voice in the future plans of
the City of Port St. Joe.
Barnes has been a resident of
Port St. Joe for the past 42 years,
and was a 1961 graduate of Port
St. Joe High School. For the past
34 years, he has been employed
with Arizona Chemical (formerly
Glidden Chemical) where he is
presently serving as an
Instrument and Electrician
Barnes was one of the original
county Beach Driving Committee
members. He has been a member
of the First Baptist Church for the
past 24 years, where he has
served on numerous committees,
including the Finance Committee,
the Personnel Committee and is
presently serving as a Trustee
(See BARNES on Page 3)

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20 Pounds of Pot Recovered

After Tlvo Month Long Investigation by Gulf Co. Sheriff's Department

The Stari


Not Again!

NOW THAT THE FORMER St. Joseph Telephone & Tele-
graph Company has shaken down its organization to become a
lean, mean, money-making machine, the offers are coming out
of the wood works to purchase the communications company. It
was bound to happen. But GT Com isn't bound to sell!
From what we gather, in trying to get information for a story
about the negotiations, GT Corn isn't all that gung-ho about sell-
ing. A firm-who has resisted our efforts to find out who they
are-has made an offer for the local company ... an offer they
have not accepted and may not accept!
A phone company is a good business to own, as is any public
utility. Utilities can't make a great margin of property, but the
state public utility regulators guarantee they will not lose mon-
ey. At least, that has been the practice in the past. Who knows
what the public utility commission has in store for us in the fu-
WHEN THE FIRST WORD, became public regarding the pos-
sible, pending sale, people in Port St. Joe started getting nervous
all over again. The question on everyone's mind was. "Oh, no! Do
we have to go through this trauma we have just been through,
Another round of down-sizing would be a devastating blow to
this small town. We hardy see how the company could be re-
duced any more and still offer service. But, we suppose it could
be down-sized some more. This thought prompted us to go to
the top for information last week, only to be reassured it wasn't
necessarily so.
In the business world, large conglomerates are always look-
ing for small, profitable, operations to add to their portfolios. To
most of us, GT Com isn't a 'small company', but in telephone cir-
cles we suppose it is a small concern and it has all of us nervous
in the meantime.
IN THE. IMMEDIATE PAST, a sale has meant bad news to
Port St. Joe concerns. We have gone through our job cuts and
have everything pretty much "shaken down" once again. We
lived through it before, but we're not exactly anxious to go
through it again! We're satisfied with the present ownership of
our industrial concerns.

Quick Action

CONGRESSMAN ALLEN BOYD HAS taken action, quickly.
to get the mouth of our canal opened up once again. No delay,
no getting a committee together, no promises of pie-in-the-sky
for the future nor waiting until it gets a little closer to election
time in order to chortle, "Just look at what I've done for you .
now you do something for me on election day".
When the congressman was apprised of the problem, he
promptly called those together who are most affected by the
problem and found out just what they needed. Then he went to
work to get "just what they needed" accomplished in short order.
The-'U\S. Army Corps of Engineers has a dredge on site,
cleaning the excess sand out of the channel, making it navigable
once again, even as we write this little blurb.
That's service! That's what we need: the sand removed from
the channel; not a bunch of conferences or inspection trips.

native, Jim Norton. on the congressman's staff. He more than
likely knows just how much we depend on that outlet to the
world It's more than just an opening into the bay for fishing and
shrimp boats to go through.
We've had a need for work in the bay and canal before. We
didn't get this kind of action on any request ever made In the
What was it? Almost 20 years after we were promised a
bridge, before we got it?
How about dredging to maintain the channel in the bay. Eve-
ry time It has been done. It has taken a wait of years not
months but years!
We're not accustomed to this kind of action for our needs to
be taken care of. We could become spoiled to the point where we
might stop saying, "What's the use?" letting our needs just go
undone rather than go through the rigamarole it usually takes
to accomplish any public task.
Go ahead. Congressman; spoil us some more!

Hunker Down With Kes

by Kesley Colbert

Blest Be The Tie

Listen, you can't beat a good
homecoming I was thrilled when
the folks, out at the White City
Baptist Church announced March
29th as their official date for this
year's event. I went to that church
a: couple of times in 1971. I reck-
oned I qualified to "go home".
You can hear some of the best
preaching of your life homecoming
Sunday! I think that's mostly
because there's usually a past pas-
tor or t-wo on hand and the invited
speaker just naturally has to pick
it up a notch. ,',
I can remember back home
years ago we didn't get the usual
"point one, point two, point three"
message on these special days. No
sir. we didn't! Brother Duff
Huntley would even come down
out of the pulpit so he could shout
right in your face! He'd get so car-
ried away he didn t even notice the
rivers of sweat pbunng off his face.
Or the time! -

I pray you've got some home-
coming memories.
I asked Mom once why the
preaching level seemed to intensify
on these occasions. She said,
"Son, there's always one or two in
the crowd that will not come any
other time. They need to hear a
special word and that pastor
understands he has a limited, but
golden, opportunity to share with.
them on that day. And he may
never have this particular, chance
Preachers!. They don't ever let
up .
S Arid, boy howdy, you've got to
like the songs . Victory inn
Jesus. Pow'r In The Blood, Amazing
Grace, I Like The Old Time
Preachin'. Prayin'. Singin', Shourin'
-.. ..'you're just pretending you're
having a homecoming if you don't
mention Hovie Lister. Fanny
Crosby or the Happy Goodman's. .
.. and one of my favorite parts is
when the former member gets up
and does a "special". You talk
about singing from the heart!
Listen. I get word of a home-
coming in our area. I start hum-
ming.. On Jordan's stormy
banks I stand and cast a wishful
Seye e... *.
It's that memory thing kicking

in again.

I ate a light lunch Saturday-
and nothing that night. You know.
there's folks out there that still
don't know how to prepare for a
good homecoming. 'Course. I was
with a seasoned group at White
City. They came hungry ......
You've got to know going in
that you're gonna be "measured"
at these wonderful gatherings by.
the amount of groceries you can
put away.
Now, I understand what you
wear is of some importance, the
distance traveled to get "back" is
noted ,:and it helps if your new
son-in-law\ doesn't look like an
escapee 'from a Friday The
Thirteenth mo\ie ..,. but most of
the talk over the cold leftovers that
evening is going to center around
the amount of chicken and beans
different individuals were able to
consume. Reputations are :at
stake! The homecoming spread
ain't no time to be bashful or tight
stomached. .
I also offered up a special
prayer of thanks for the White City ,
group. They've got an air condi-
tioned fellowship hall! Hey, that's
an important ingredient when you
start figunng on 'the eatim' after
the meeting" If your church has
one,AI hope you don't take it for

I remember those old "dinners
on the ground". It's a catchy tide
and it conjures up happy and holy
thoughts of idyllic days gone by .
. but I never could get used to
the lies stuck in the mash pota-
The ladies would keep the food
covered. with those long, white
sheets 'til everyone had gathered
,up but it didn't help. They'd lift the
"veil" and every flying varmint for
miles around came swooping in. Jt
was like those little critters, had
built in sensors-innate food radar
alerting them to get there, early;
don't bother with a plate, just'grab
and eat, this wasn't no ordinary
picnic-they were racin' Baptists
;For the life of me I never could
understand, why it was written in
stone that homecoming had to be
in the spring or early summer.
I remember shaking my corn-
bread to get the gnats off before I
could take a bite. I once saw a
grasshopper challenge a grown
deacon for a chicken leg. I've seen
bumble bees fly inside Dr. Pepper
bottles to wet their whistle. I
wouldn't dare eat under a tree .


In Training for the Winter (or Summer)
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olympics which were staged from
Japan a couple of months ago?
Well, I read where NBC television
didn't make as nmuich money, car-
rying the' entire performance, as
they projected they would make.
So, in TV parlance, they lost the
difference between what they ac-
tually made and .the amount they
projected they would realize from
This was in spite of the en-
largement of the number, of
events which could.be entered In
the olympics. There was every-
thing from the slide down a hill-
side on a piece of cardboard to
competition in marbles! l
The article claimed broadcast
of the olympics had reached the
saturation point. The Atlainta
summer olympics of a little over a
year ago, to the next session of
the winter olympics coming up
again in two short years, in Aus-
tralia. I have it on good authority
that there will be competition in
tiddly-winks at that presentation


of the olympics.
That's how broad the spec-'
trum of competition is becoming.,
In the summer olympics there
will soon be competition in twirl-
ing the ribbon and the hula hoop.
There ought to be. It takes quite a
bit of skill to keep the ribbon
twirling and the hula hoop,

I WITNESSED AN apparition
coming up the street toward me
as I went out to get the newspa-
per the other morning.
Before anyone else was stir-
ring on my street, this. thing .
was out in its knee pads, sweat

S. by Wesley WesleyRamsey

shirt, bathing trunks and had
white hair flying.
I squinted my eyes to get:'a
better look and finally made out
Dave May, coming my way. H6e
was practicing his roller blade
skating at a time of day when
there would be no witnesses, or
spies, out and about to witness
his style or his speed.
Dave carried a 'dumb-bell' In
each hand for balance and was
busily setting a speed record.
.A 65-year-old man out on- a
set of roller blades, in his swim
'trunks and sweat shirt is not a
pretty sight to see. Dave must
have some inside information and

more or less knows that roller,
. blading is going to be an event in
the next summer olympics and
he s getting himself prepared.
I witnessed this secret actvi-
ty the other morning, by accident.
It was even before Greg Johnson
came by on his way to work. It
was even before the sun came up,
so you know he was working ear-
'ly to avoid the roller blade spies.

'THEN, BEFORE I got my
newspaper and went back inside
* to read it. here came his son, Dr.
Dusty, jogging from the other di-
rection. It was a curious event, let
L me tell you!.
I was also walking Smudgie
and Smudgie was. sniffing
around, as her habit is, early in
the morning.
When the strange apparition,
[which was Dave] hove into sight,
Smudgie didn't even raise her'
head-just as if she saw that
strange get-up every day, skating
up the road. Then when 'his son,

Dr. Dusty,_ came by,. s
glance in his direction,
"yip" and took off runn.
safety of the house.
Dogs have strange
what is strange and unt
Here was an old co
pair of roller blades ar
in an outlandish get
shouldn't even dare ge
of roller blades, and' s]
even notice him.
Let a young, vigor
happen upon a pet do
her morning ablutions
acts like the devil, hims
her. Could it be that son
been telling her about d

performance, he wasn
and puffing; he wasn't
ing hard! He just might
olympic team
I'm not sure he is
for the roller blade tea

Do you remember,

3he took a ter olyqnpics past, when a team of
, let out a Samoans entered the bobsled
ing for the 'competition? They couldn't prac-
tice in their own country because
notions of it nevei- snows. They had to im-'
usual. provise. They thought up a pseu-
do bobsled to practice on.
dger, on a, There just might be a parallel
dup, whdressedo here Old Dave might be practic-
t on a set ing to enter the speed ice skating
t on a set competition. He might be in roller
blade competition, but, remem-
ber, he once lived in New York
)us, jogger state- where they have ice and
ig, out for snow on occasion and do a little
and she ice skating.
melne has Dave just MIGHTbe getting in
dentists? shape to be entering the speed
skating event and he is REALLY
keeping the results of his training
edit for his regimen under wraps-swim
I't huffing trunks, sweat shirt, knee pads
even blow- and all.
make the I don't think he will make it,
though. If his efforts don't even
trying out elicit a whimper out of Smudgie, I
m, howev- don't think he can be much of a
threat to the roller blade or speed
a few win- skating competition.

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by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
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the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage Further than
amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the prnfed word thoroughly convinces. The
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.

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Florida Power H

Florida Power Corporation has recently presented a $6,000
check to the Gulf Coast Community College Foundation for the
Honors Plaza Endowment Campaign. The purpose of the cam-
paign is to establish an endowment to fund the college's technol-
ogy needs into the foreseeable future.
"We are most appreciative of Florida Power's gift," said GCCC
President Bob McSpadden. "Support from Gulf and Franklin
county businesses and individuals for this campaign has been
overwhelming. The gifts given by citizens of Gulf and Franklin
counties will be used at the Gulf/Franklin Center, which will open
this fall."
Mike McDonald, Florida Power's Area Manager, said that his
company believes in investing in the communities it serves. "We
believe in the future of Gulf and Franklin counties and know that
education is essential to greater career opportunities, and a better
life for our citizens," he said.
"Providing state-of-the-art technology for students is
absolutely critical. Florida Power has joined others in our
community to support this effort because we want to ensure that,
students taking courses at the Gulf/Franklin Center will have
state of the art technology. And, we know that earnings from this
me nt will support instructional technology far into the
future," he added.
The goal of the three year Honors Plaza Campaign is to raise
a total of $2 million to establish an endowment to provide annu-
al support to both the Gulf/Franklin Center and the Panama City
campus. This continuing source of funding will help fund the col-
lege's instructional programs, upgrade and expand vital educa-
tion technologies, increase library holdings, and provide profes-
sional development opportunities for faculty and staff.
0 Gifts to the fund are eligible for matching money from the
state's Dr. Philip Benjamin Academic Improvement Trust Fund-.

elps Empower GCCC Endowment
Only a portion of the interest earned by the endowment will be which currently has assets of 11 million. At the conclusion of the
spent each year, allowing the fundtoexist in perpetuity. campaign, donors from Gulf and Franklin counties will be recog-
Money raised will be managed by the GCCC Foundation, nized in a special location at the'center.

Mike McDonald. Florida Power representative, is shown making a
contribution to Gulf Coast Community College's Honors Plaza cam-
paign. Shown from left are: George Duren, GCCC trustee; McDonald;

Bob McSpadden, GCCC president; Ralph Roberson. GCCC trustee; and
Greg Johnson, GCCC trustee.
-Star photo

Gulf Coast Electric Co<

Partners with Touchst

SIt's ofTfcial. By now you have
seen, or soon you will, a new
graphic symbol accompanying
the familiar name and -logo of
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative
on utility bucket trucks, your
power bill, the headquarters lo-
cated in Wewahltchka and the
district office In Southport.
On April 6, Gulf Coast Elec-
tric Cooperative joined the ranks
of cooperative electric utilities
across the cou try as a Touch-
stone Energy partner. Touchstone
Energy is a nationwide brand and
marketing effort that Identifies
cooperative utilities providing su-
perior customer service while

'-. ':A ... *
** (FromPPage 2)
So I don't know if my good
friends at White City were count-
Ing their "Indoor blessings" or not.
But you can : et the last of the
homemade sweet potato pie I sure
: And I was also thankful for
their thirty-nine years of,.experi-
ence. They had six different' plates
of chicken. Two big pots of
dumplings. And barbequel They
had-every vegetable known to man
and a couple that I wasn't sure
about. There were two tables .of
desserts and enough sweet tea to
float a battle ship . awww, It
was'worth' coming home to.
I ate 'til I hurt. Which, I think
is a sin. 'Course. I don't ever
remember .hat being one of the
homecoming sermon points.
:l saw family and friends and
just plain good folks that I hadn't
seen in years. One or two of them
even remembered me! It's amazing
the number of people a church
can, and will, and does, touch over
a period of time! .
How fortunate they arel
If you haven't had your home-
coming yet.. get busy! "TIs the
Now, I'm mostly a Baptist. but
I can cross denominational lines if
A there's, some chicken and green
bean casserole on the table ......
and if the choir knows Whiat A
Friend ..... and if your fellowship
hall is air conditioned .....
Please Call,

maintaining 'a strong local pres-
Roy Barnes, general manag-
er. said the Touchstone Energy -
brand will take Gulf Coast Elec-
tric Cooperative and its custom-
ers and members into the future
as the electric industry changes.
"It's much more than a
graphic addition to our name and
logo. It's a commitment to our
customers, both households and
businesses. They can count on
us. a locally based and controlled
utility to deliver them reliable, af-
fordable energy services and to be
an advocate for their energy and
community needs," Barnes said.
"We believe our local pres-
ence is one of our strongest as-
sets, and our affiliation with
Touchstone Energy will "rmriiirid
'our consumers who We'are 'and
-what we stand for."- --
Barnes said some 300 electric
cooperatives across the United
States are launching the Touch-
stone Energy brand to represent
the advantages of locally owned
and controlled electric service.
which is rooted In the direct link
electric cooperatives, like Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative, have
with their customers.
"The dictionary definition of
'touchstone' Is a test of genuine-

from Page 1
and as Vice-Chairman of the
The candidate is the son of
Frank and Lorell Barnes. also of
Port St. Joe. He is married to
Elaine Wood Barnes and they
have two children, Keith Barnes
and Karen McCroan, also of Port
St. Joe.
Barnes is a past player and
coach in the local Dixie Youth
Baseball League and now enjoys
watching his four grandsons par-
ticipate in the local league. ,
He states that he is strongly
opposed 'to any more taxes, and
waits to be a representative of the
people. "I want the people to feel a
part of the city, and to have 'a
voice in the workings of the city,"
added Barnes.
Barnes asks for your vote and
support for City Commissioner,
Group 3, on Tuesday, May 12.


( Sheriff's Beat)

one Energy TIllegal Weapons
one E n rg Last week while on patrol.
Sgt. Mark Cutler heard suspi-
ness. Touchstone Energy symbol- clous gunfire, apparently coming
izes everything electric coopera- from the area of Williamsburg
lives represent today; electric Road and illiams Street in
..power. human connections, and Wewahitchka. While searching
the strength of co-ops' commit- the area he observed two idivid-
ment to the communities and the uos in the vicinity of.where the
cohisumers. they serve," he ex- .shots were fired.
focused services as the electric While questioning the sus-
utility industry evolves. pects, Michael E. Keith and a 15
"We'll help our consumers year old juvenile, each was found
cut through all the clutter." he to be In possession of a firearm,
said. "We ll be there for our mem- aand were subsequently arrested
bers. our customers, for the long and charged with carrying a con-
haul. If it's accountability, service ,'cealed weapon.
and commitment to community .., Further investigation revealed
you want. look no further than ,that the weapons in the juveniles'
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative." possession were reportedly stolen
plained. 'from Lynn Haven.
According to Barnes, by pool- 'Qouldn't Swallow Release Terms
ing resources through the brand .'. On April 3rd. Edward Hughes
with other cooperative utilities, '-'yas released from the Gulfl
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperativeor buritr jail- under conditional
will be able to provide.consat.irfers-., '~lrms. -Stipulatedzin- his condi--.
.with information and .create,..._.. onal release- were,.orders.not A.oL
awareness of GCEC's customer- be in possession of alcohol or to
consume it.
Only hours following his
departure from the jail, Hughes
S ch o o l was found walking on Highway
,71, near Pine Street-both in pos-
from Page 1 session of alcohol and allegedly
98 salary schedules, but tabled intoxicated. Deputy Vince Everett
recommendakons-'for re-employ- .returned Hughes to the jail upon
ment of district and school level this discovery.
administrators. The proposal Charged On Many Accounts
included a. change of two area On Monday, April 6th, while
principals. Mrs. Barfield would be Deputy Vince Everett was
principal -of two .elementary .,patrolling west on Highway 98
schools. .Port St. Joe and through St. Joe Beach, he
Highland -View and Ms. Rish observed a vehicle (traveling east-
would be principal of Port St. Joe '.ound) cross the center line of the
Middle school' which will become roadway.
sixth through 'eighth grade. next When Deputy Everett turned
year. r his patrol car around and activat-
The first day of school for stu- ed his blue lights to initiate a rou-
dents for 1998'99 will be August tine traffic stop and investigate
7thand the lasit'day May 26 the reasons, the suspect vehicle
The approved' calender was pro- allegedly began to take evasive
posed by a committee ofadminis- action began to take evasive
trators, teachers, parents and ct o.
students. The car entered into the.resi-
Summer school for both Port dental area of St. Joe Beach and
St. Joe High and Middle School. turned Its headlights off; then
as well as Wewahitchka High. will proceeded through the beaches,,
begin first session Monday, June 'area into Mexico Beach and onto
1 and last until June 15th. ; Overstreet.
Second session will begin June The driver. Charles Brake,
16th and last until June 30th finally stopped in the Sunshine
from 7:30 a.m. until 2:40 p.m. Farms area, where he was taken

into custody and charged for dri-
ving while his license was sus-
pended or revoked, and fleeing
and attempting to elude (a felony).
Brake also faces charges in rela-
tion to child support.
Search For One, Net Two
During the last week. Gulf
County deputies were attempting
to help locate a suspect that had
been mistakenly released from
the Hillsborough County Jail.'
Information was gathered that the.
suspect was at a St. Joe Beach
When Deputy Greg. Myrictk,,
arrived at the address. he con-
firmed suspicions and took the
individual into custody. While in_
the residence making the arrest, '
Myrick observed a pipe commonly
used to smoke marijuana lying on :
the living room table.
The owner of the trailer then
gave consent to search the
remainder of the residence.
During the search, officers dis-
covered an'amount of marijuana
[amounting to less than 20
grains). several items''tof drug "
paraphernalia, and a small
amount of cocaine.
As a result of the investiga-
tion, Bradley Smith. of St. Joe
Beach. was arrested and charged
with possession of marijuana.
cocaine, and drug paraphernalia.


One old tire and rim was
found recently in front of the GT
Corn office on Highway 71 (Fifth
Street) in Port St. Joe and was :
turned in at the Port St. Joe Police
Department. For more inolrma-

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non. or to claim ownership, call
229-8265. .
On April 1 at 1:37 a.m.-, while
on a traffic stop. Officer Martin
arrested Troy L. Wood, Jr., of
Laceys Spring, Alabama. for dri-
ving under the influence and dri-
\ing while his license was sus-
perded ,,or. revoked. The arrest
was made near the intersection of
Highway 98 and Avenue D.
Sgt. Terry Carr received a call
in reference to property missing
from St. Joe Rent-All. Inc. on
March 25th. WVhen Sgt. Carr
arrived at the location, he found
that someone had stolen a five
foot by eight foot, blue utility trail-
er with a drive-on tailgate from
the business.
Anyone having information
about this crime is asked to
please contact the Port St. Joe'
Police Department at 229-8265 or
229-COPS (2677).
",On March 31st. wh(e on i
patrol during the noon-hour, Sgt.
Carr and Officer Stephens
stopped at the mini storage on
Fourth Street to observe an open
warehouse door which had a U-
Haul truck backed upto'it.
During their investigation, it'
!was discovered t-hat the storage
building door had been forced,
open, and the persons found on
the scene were responsible.
Upon determining this fact,
three arrests were made for bur-
glary of a structure. Arrested were
Martha A. Larkin. Jane Keel and
Jerry L. Keel, Sr., all of

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SJBCC Championship Claimed

by Anema for the Third Year

DeCarlo L. Walker
P w F. McKenzie
United in Maiage
Beatrice Pittman Walker,
Robert Lee Walker, and Mr. and
Mrs. Edward S. McKenzie are
proud to announce a new begin-
ning for their children, DeCarlo L.
Walker and Andrew F. McKenzie.
The couple was united in mar-
riage on Saturday, April. 4, at
6:00 in the evening at Saint John
M.B. Church in Tampa.
DeCarlo is the granddaughter
of Rei Pittman and the latq Mary
Lee Pittman of Port St. Joe.

Living With Grief
The Hospice Foundation of
America and Counseling and Gulf
Coast Community College are co-
sponsoring a teleconference, enti-
tled, "Living With Grief: How cul-
ture. spirituality, who we are, age
.and gender, and how we grieve af-
fect the grieving process," on'
,Wednesday, April 22. beginning
at 12:30 and continuing until
3:00 p.m. ..
I ABC Newscaster Cokie Rob-
erts will moderate a panel of four
members of the' medical field who
specialize in the areas of death,
grief and bereavement.. The tele-
conference will be held in the Stu-
dent Union, room 231. and ad-
mittance is free. Please call 872-
3823 for more information.

Program Will
Help Caregivers
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens iihWe. a program that will
provide a short break of two, to
Four hours .for caregivers of Alz-
heimers victims. Please call the
agency at 229-8466 and ask to
speak to Marion.
A program called "Facility
Based Respite Care" will be start-
ed in July. This program will ena-
ble Alzheliners "patients to
brought to the center and cared
for during a period of one to four
This will be a supervised pro-
gram of activities; a small snack ,
and supervision by a profession-
al, dedicated staff. Please call
229-8466 for further information.

Outreach at
Howard Creek
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens staff : Will be conducting
"Outreach" at the Howard Creek
Fire Department on April 16th
from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.,
ET. This outreach is to provide in-
formation on the different pro-
grams available .to people 60
years of age and older.
Due, to recent flooding .prob-
lems, information is being gath-
ered in case-unmet needs are dis-
covered. The public .is asked to
come by the fire department,
have a, cup of coffee, and chat a

This "El Nifio" year has had
its toll on the St. Joseph Bay
Country Club golf course, but the
Ladies Golf Association tri-
umphed and held its annual
championship on March 30th and
Pat Anema shot a gross 180
with a net 142 to again capture
the Western Auto Cup as the
champion. She was presented a
beautiful silver and crystal pitch-
Shin Taunton won low net in
the Championship Flight with a
144. Second low net was won by

Marge Ely (147) and third by,
Karen Hanson (148).
First flight winners were: first
low net: Myong Kelly (144); sec-
ond low net, Jesse Quellman
(149); and third low net, Cathy
Costin (153).
Second flight winners were:
first low net, Marion Svendsep
(137); second low net, Vivian
Hardy (157); third low net,
Virginia Harrison (158).
Jane Wilson was presented a
set of putting bookends and the
Jehn Atchison Memonal Putting
Trophy for fewest putts (60) in the

After play on the 31st, an
awards luncheon was enjoyed by
The tournament chairladies.
Vivian Hardy, Alice Thomas and
Marge Ely, in addition to setting
up a great tournament, decorated
the dining room beautifully with
an Easter theme.
It was a fun' tournament
enjoyed by all, and although there
was a "stiff' wind on the 31st, the
-great sunshine was most wel-
; come!

Winners of the Ladies Golf Association's annual tournament pose in the photo above with
several of the trophies awarded.

Whitfield, Hawkins to History ter
Has New Hours

Be ,Wed on April 25th Beginng on Ap 14
S. Mexico Beachl Family Histor

Tony WhiLfield of Tallahassee
and Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Hartzog
of Attapulgus, Georgia are proud
to announce the upcoming mar-
riage of their daughter, Lea Mi-
chelle Whitfield, to Julian T. Haw-
kins III, the son of Irene P.
Hawkins of Attapulgus, and Mr.
and Mrs. Julian T. Hawkins. Jr.,
of Lantanna.
Ms: Wlhitfield is aJ993 grad-
uate of Bainbridge High School.
She attended the University of
Georgia, where she received her
degree in education in 1997,
graduating with honors. While at-
tending the university., she was a
member of Gamma Sigma Sigma.
She Is currently working as a
-dance instructor for the Colquitt
County Arts Center.
She is the granddaughter of
Janie Whitfield and the late Ear-
nest Whitfield and Mr. and Mrs.

Wewa Spring

Health Fling
NHC HomeCare of Port St.
Joe and Gulf Coast Electric Co-op
of Wewahitchka are sponsoring a
Spring Health Fair.
The fair will take place at the
Co-op, on Highway 22, in Wewa-
hitchka on Saturday, April 11,
from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. CT.
The free services offered in-
*Blood pressure checks.
*Vision tests.
*Podiatry tests.
*HIV tests (Orasure Test).
*Pulse Oximetry tests.
Several other services will be
offered free of charge as well.

Roosevelt Morris, all of Wewa-
hitchka, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter,
Hartzog of Donaldsonville, Geor-
gia. .
The groom-elect,, Mr. Haw-
kins, is also a 1993 graduate of
Bainbridge High School. He at-
tended Georgia Southern. Athens
Technical School. and Bainbridge
I College. He is currently employed
. as a landscape,foreman at Native
Nurseries of Tallahassee.
He is the gi-andson of Melba
C. Palmer and the late Beenie C.
Palmer of Attapulgas and Lucile
Hawkins and the late Julian T.
Hawkins, Sr.
The wedding ceremony and
reception will take place on April.
25 at 8:00 p.m. at the home of
Irene Hawkins. Friends and rela-
tives are invited to attend the
wedding and reception.


Center will have new research
hours. The center will be open on
Tuesday, from 12:00 to 5:00
p.m.; Thursday. from 12:00 to
5:00 :p.mi.; and Saturday, from
8:00 a.n. .to 12:00 p.m. (ALL
times are central.) .
The Family History Center
has several things available for
researchers to use, including mi-
crofilms. microfiche, and a com-i
puter with the ability to use all,
.the Family Search CDs. Re-i
searchers are urged to call ahead
when the center is open. to re-
serve time on the computer, three
microfilm readers, and two micro-
fiche readers. The center can be
reached by calling 648-8182.
The Mexico Beach Family
History Center is located within
the Church, of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints at 318 Robin
Lane (off 15th Street) in Mexico

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Desarai Denise Quinn
Desarai Is Six!
Desaral Denise Quinn turned
six on April 1st. She celebrated
her birthday on April 4 with a
Pocohontas party at Nathan Pe-
ters Park. ':
Desaral is the daughter of
Desmond Quinn and Al Jones.
Her grandparents are Clifford and
Sandra Jones, Cherry Smith, Bil-
ly3 Charles and Cheiyl Quinn, and
George Hines, Jr. Desarai is the
great-granddaughter of Pauline
Parker,. David Lee and Hattie B.
Smith, and Billy and Aldonia

Retired Educators
Reception Tues.
The Gulf County Retired Edu-
cators will honor Gulf County's
S1'998 retired educators with a re-
ception to be held on April 14, be-
ginning at 5:30 p.m.. ET, at the
Driftwood Inn Tea Room on Mexi-
co Beach.
All 1998 retirees and their
spouses are invited to attend. All
of Gulf County's retired educators
are urged to come and share this
time with the new retirees and re-
new old memories and friend-
ships. ..

Word of Thanks
Catherine, Coody's 'family
wants to thank everyone in Port
St. Joe that sent cards and said
prayers for her. 1. .
George Coody and Family .

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Piecemad ers
This month the Panhandle
Piecemaker Quilt Club will meet
on Thursday, April 16th. Guests
are cordially invited to the pro-
gram and business meeting,
beginning at 7:00. p.m. at St.
James Episcopal Church, located
at 800 22nd Street in Port St. Joe.
This month's program will be
titled, "Old Fashioned Applique,
Primitive Applique and Big Stitch
Quilting". Bring your basic sewing
kit of needles, thimble, scissors,
etc. Other practice materials will
be furnished. Light refreshments
will be served.

Thanks From
VFW Post #8285
The members of the Wewa-
hitchka VFW Post #8285 and La-
dies Auxiliary would like to thank
all the agencies in the community
who helped in repairing the flood
damage. A thank you also goes
out to all the volunteers who
helped with the clean-up.
The next meeting will be held
on Thursday. April 16, 'at 7:00
p.m., CT, at the Community Cen-
ter. Nominations and elections for
the 1998 offle rs will be held dur-
ing this meeting.

Change in Garden
Club's Schedule
There will be a slight change
in the Port St. Joe Garden Club's
program for April. The meeting
will be held today, -on April 9, at
2:00 p.m., ET. The guest speaker
for the afternoon will be L.L. Lani-
er, who will be talking about the
tuoielo tree. Everyone is invited to

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wowhfie bwOHrtd4 April 4
I'm sorry Vyo can't be here with us on your birthday, butyou are
spending your birthday in a much better place than we are, but I
am selfish I guess, I'd rather you be here, but the Lord chose to take
you home. I love you and miss you, I can never forget you, you
'always saw the good in everyone rather than the bad, you never
judged anyone. I can never forget that special laugh you had. There
was so much I wanted to say to you, but I thought you would
alwaysb'e here, you were much too young and much too good, to
be taken away.-You were an inspiration to me, andyou still are,
even thoughyou are gone. You are very special. "I believe there are
angels among us," I believe you are here still, walking with the peo-
ple who lovedyou, guiding us in the right direction, and watching
over us. You have changed my outlook on Life for the better. Keep
that smile on your face, I never saw you without a smile on your
"Happy 48th Birthday". I love you very iuch.
Your sister, Barbara (Bonnie) Blacka.

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Lisa Cum
State, Science
Fair Win'ner
Congratulations* are due Lisa
Curty, an. eighth grader at Port St.
Joe Middle School who attt-nded
the'S tate Science and Engineering
Fair of Florida in Lakeland on
April 1-3.

Curry won first place in
Physics, Junior Division, as well
as-two special awards from the
American Association of Physics
Teachers and The New Piper
Aircraft, Inc.

FMP Rescue Couple
fi-om River Waters
South Gulf County Search
and Rescue and the Florida
Marine Patrol answered a boater
in distress call Saturday after-
noon on Lake Wimico.
A report was received, saying
a boat had been swamped by
rough water in the Jackson River,
near the lake. When rescuers
reached the area they located the
overturned beat and two victims
near Cold Water Bend on the lake.
Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Norman
(Lynn Haven) were in the water
when they arrived. Both were
transported back to the White
City landing where they were
checked out by EMS personnel
and released.
Corbett, Howell, 'George
Lernois and Joe Paul responded to
the call for South Gulf County
Searc4 ano Rescue, along with
marine paLrolpersonnel.

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Need a loan to buy your first home., and hav'ing
troublewith the down payment?

e, -A.re you a self employed, person who has had
difficulty getting mortgage money forti home or -
other n'ee'ds9.

Have a less than perfect credit record?

If any'qf the above apply to youi we' have Mortgage programs available with no
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Cross Collateralization is allowed, upto 90.0% LTV in some plans, and we can
handle mobile homes and other manufactured homes.

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Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Lic. Mortgage Brokerage Business

"PE SM OLM Call 850-227-1774, 800-614.8-6531

Gulf Co. EMS Is
Rated Exemplary
Search & Rescue,
Gulf County EMS recently
passed the Florida Department of
EMS inspection with the level of
"Exemplary Service, Exemplary
Records, and Exemplary Vehi-
cles." This is the second such in-
spection since Gulf County took
control of the EMS service in
July, 1995, under the direction of
Paramedic/EMS Director Shane
The first inspection of the ta-
icility in October, 1995, also led to
the awards of "Exemplary Service,
Exemplary Records, and Exem-
plary Vehicles" whicW was pub-
lished in the Florida EMS Mag a-
The employees of Gulf EMS
would like to thank the bounty
commissioners for their support
that makes it possible to retain
the 'high standards they feel are
necessary in emergency medicine.
The EMTs.' and paramedics at
Gulf EMS report., -"Anything less
than 'Exemplanr' is Unacceptable '2
for us."
Shane McGuffin (left) and John Fox

Jud:e'!Moore Is:'Seeking Additio'nal

Guardians Ad Llltempr- P rok r 6.

KLD.S. Pre-K
The IUds Instructional Day
Service (K.I.D.S.) islnow conduct-
ing registration fortheir Po A St.
Joe Pre-K program. Children who
are two through five years of age
are eligible to participate in pre-
school 'classes beginning this
Quality pre-school education
is offered at the K.I.D.S. center in
Port St. Joe at 309 Williams
Avenue. Any parent interested in
registering their preschoolers
should contact the K.LD.S. center
at 227-7440. Enrollment is limit-


Catherine C66dy
Catherine Coody, :'of North
,Adams, Massachu"s'eUs. passed
away Nlonda.v. March 23, at the
age of 98. in the North Adams
Hospital l'ollo%%,ing an extended ill-
ness. She was th& daughter, of
George Stuart and 'Isabella Gor-
don 'Stuart of Imerness. Spt-
A, native of I Inverness, she
came to Port St. Joe as a World
War I bride. After several Years as
residents of Port St. -Joe. -she and
her husband inoved to-Ndrth Ad-
ams. Nlassachusetts, %vl-fefe they
inade their home. Her husband
Luiclus M. Coody passed ava.N, in
May of 1960.
Sunivors include four of her
children: George S. Coody of Port
St. Joe. Nlcin, E. LaFlamme, Luici-
us M. CoodY, Jr.,, and Arlene "I.
Estesall of Nordi, Adams, Massa-
chUsetts.. She leaves three other
deceased children-..
.. She also left 21 grandchil-
dren, 59 great-,grandchildren, and
21 great-gireat`granchildren.
Funeral services were held at
the First Baptist C huch of North
Adams, where she was a long
time member. She was also a for-
rner Member, of 'a VFW TadieS

3rd (right)

represent the best interests of an
assigned. dependent child. A
dependent. child is a child Who
has been abandoned, abused'
and/or neglected. The volunteer
is the spokesperson for the child
before the court.
Guardians Ad Litem are
appointed to represent children in
every dependericY proceeding
filed-The responsible Lies include
interxiewing and im-estigating,
those individuals in%,ol%,ed in ih,
child's life. monitoring the.:agen-,
cies, and individuals providing.
senices to the child. accuniulat-
ing records and information
about the child, and protecting
,and.advocating for.the child.
The,, G uard ia-n Ad Ul tem"
.'reports to the court and prwides
an independent recommendation
concerning the child's best Lnter-
individuals 'who care aboutr
dependent children in our country
should attend theoriefitation pre-1.
sentation on Thursday. April 16..

After hearing the -presentation
those interested in participating
will be intervlew*ed and admitted
to the trainffig classes.

Certification (only) for Wewa-
hitchka commodity recipients will
take place on Wednesday, April
from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., CT,
at (he old Courthouse. Those in
AWqwahitchka whose cards have
expired should bring their neces-
sary papers on that day to receiii-
fy.", :, -
The commodity offl ce' *at the
Gulf County Courthouse in Port
St. Joe is open Monday through
Frida (except holidays) from 9:00
a.m. to 12',M p.m. and 1:00 to
5: 00 p.m., ET, for certification.
Please' *note that, the next
coinnioditN, disLribution will be in
May. For further information.
please feel fiee to tall 2 : 29 -9114,
639-5068. or 639-5069.

Opfilnist'Cl U-k
,WMILHost, Dance
The PorC"`St. Joe Optimist
Club will hold, a dan6e on Satur-
day, April 14, at,,the Cen tennial
Building, beginning At 7:00 and
continuing unL]l 110:30,p.mr.,, ET.
AlL school age, children are invi t-
ed. A donation of $3 will be'asked
,at. the, door. Therewill. ble games
I and prizes at, the: darkce.

lunebrae Today
The MexicwBeach Methodist
Church will present "Tenebrae" at
6:00 p m., CT, on, Th ursday. April
9th (today). The membership
imites the public to join them in
this special service. The church is
located 'at 111 North 22nd Street
iri'Meideo Beach

Gulf County Judge, Bob
Moore has announced anoLher
class for prospective Guardians
Ad Litem has been scheduled to
'begin April 20th. Upon comple-
tion of the Lraining sessions each
_participarit, will achieve the pro-_
fessional status'of a Guardian Ad-
Litem. Each will be certified to,.
assist children involved in the
Judicial sYstem-
On Thursday, April 16.
5:30 p, m. (ET) local certified,,
G ardjans-.,Kenny :Wood, -Maitlia,-
Clark- Maissa, Ramsv and,
Guardian Ad Litem Program
li[rector June Lashbrook, will give
a general information presenta-
bon.in the courtroom at the Gulf
County Court-hou5e.
Individuals who are interest-
ed in learning more about the
Guardian Ad Litem Program are
inlted Eo attend and to bring a
Guardians Ad Litem are
community volunteers who
become part of a court program to

In the photo above, Ken Dykes. acting secretary of the new-
ly formed HCC, is shown speaking to commmittee members.

Ire V ti
w al-th" -bordina 4_9

Committee,, Forming
A collaboation of area orga- ment, ENIS. area doctors and
nations which are intoNed with health administrators. Anyone
health care coordination and/or interested in participating Is
delwery within- Gulf count N, met lnlted and encouraged to attend.
for the second time last Thursday. MonthlY meetings will be held ion
Discussion included forming a Lhe first Thursday of each month.
partnership to deelop better rotating meeting sites between
coordination of actlrities. imprme boLh ends of the Count),. The next
communications, and for group meeting will he Mal 7th at 1:00,
'action toward meeting community p.rn. ET at Cypress Medical Clinic
and county wide heafth-related located on Highway 7 1 in
needs. 1. %Vewahitchka. De%,eloping a mis-
The committee is comprised '-sion statements will be an item of
so far of county and city commis- diSCUSS1011 to ahn.the committee's,
sioners.- -the mayor, law enforce- focus.

Garden, Club Speaker
Wayne Bridges, shown In'the photo above, was one of the
instructors on hand at a recent citrus/grafting workshop direct-
ed by Gulf County Extension Agdnt Roy Lee Carter. The class,
held at the Port St. Joe Gardeft'*_,fiter, was well-attended. with
approximately 26 garden club,-ni4ib ers and interested commu-
nity persons participating.


Saturday, April ..Ilth from .9 a-.m. undl 1p.m
104 Sea Pines, .'GW re',




Baxley Speaks to Kiwanis Club

The chief request for informa-
tion from the Tallahasssee office
of Senator Bob Graham Is con-
The membership of the Body
of Christ Jesus Church invite you
to attend revival which will con-
tinue through Friday, April 10th,
meeting nightly at 7:30 p.m. at
their house of worship on Harbor
Guest speaker for the week of
services is Apostle R. G. Williams
of Miracle Deliverance Center in
Ocala. His ministry in, the Ocala
area includes several churches
and a radio broadcast.
Also, the church members
would like to extend grateful
thanks for the community sup-
port during the past church dedi-
cation services.,

HT : *.^ "

cerning Social Security, Jim Bax-
ley, office manager, told the Kiwa-
nis Club Tuesday at its regular
The Tallahassee center has
about two dozen people working-
In the office, both volunteer and.
paid, and answers the problems
of about 2,000 people a month.
"If you ever have a complaint
against the federal government,
just send your senator a letter,"
Baxley said. Graham's office in
Tallahassee receives a mall deliv-
ery truck twice a day. Still the of-
fice director advised the club
members that the best way top
communicate with the senator,
and gain his attention, is by a let-
ter through the mail.
"A self-written letter is the
most powerful way an Individual
can get the government's atten-
tion," Baxley said.

ers approximately 784 out of eve-
ry dollar it sends to Washington.
Chances are that the division In
the future will favor Florida even
more in receiving its share of road
taxes. Attempts are currently be-
ing made to raise, the amount re-
ceived to 96%'U to 98% out of every
dollar sent to Washington.
Ray Sittig of Tallahassee and
Indian Pass was' a guest of the

Note of Thanks
Many' thanks to all our won-
derful, loving friends for their
care and support in our time of
sorrow. Thanks for the flowers,
food, and gifts. Special thanks go
to Rev. David Fernandez. Dr.,
Owen Oksanen and staff, and
Comforter Funeral Home and
The Family of Pauline Mount
Mary Fowler, the Roberts
Family, the Smith Family, &
the Wilson Family.

Grant Writing
Workshop Set
A grant writing workshop will
be presented at the FSU Panama
City Campus on Friday, April 14,
from 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.
The workshop will help partici-
pants learn how to write effective
grant proposals in order to re-
ceive funding for projects.
Upon completion of the one-
day course, participants will be
alle to identify the steps In the
proposal writing process, gener-
ate. operational objectives and
evaluation criteria, and develop a
simple line item budget and justi-
fication. The grant writing work-
shop will also discuss political
considerations and help writers
set timelines for proposal comple-
For more information, or to
register, please contact Celeste

Henson in the FSU-PCC Center
for Professional Development at
(850) 872-4750, ext. 142.

Mexico Beach
Project Almost
The last 16 palm trees were
purchased to complete the beauti-i'
fiction project along Highway 98
to the. Gulf/ Bay county line.
John McInnis, City of Mexico
Beach Administrator, commented
that over $9,000 were made in
donations. The city would like to
extend many thanks to all the
residents and businesses that:-
made this project so successful
and particular thanks to the
many Gulf county residents who

Fish Fry Was
JUUE' ON REMt Successful
..AL Unique fRZsturantt The fish fry held on Sunday.
March 29, benefitting the Mexico
'4 222 idveue Beach Fourth of July Fireworks
Fund, was a smashing success.
Over 200 people made donations
Sand got to enjoy a delicious fish

>Breakaway Restaurant
,g, e "On the beautiful Apalachicola River, Waddell Rd."
We have re-opened after closing for the flood!
: Wednesday Special Ribeye Steak $8.95
b 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 '


Easter Sunday, 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.
ff*73 ** S

*Scallion Bread Focaccia .Poepo'rs
French BiuerW's *Parmesan chesc' 5Strai's

Ch.IJUIeesesIU and Pa
^^*MT~aiB~~.6 ra^ Bvi'

I Salads:

dinner. A total of .$1,470 was
raised for the fireworks fund. '
A special thank you goes out
to Greg Abrams Seafood in Pana-',
ma City for Its generous donation
of 100 pounds of fresh fish.
Thanks also go out to Water St;
Seafood. Sharon's' Cafe, Susan
Thiel, and Peggy Wood.: all ft'4
wlihom gave food donations fori- the
event. Because of the support of'
local businesses and Individuals,
the expenses for the event were,
only $37.
A prize give away was also
held during the fish fry;The busi-
ness community once again
showed their support for the com-
mittee by donating merchandise.
Everyone who attended this
event left well-fed, and the fortu-
nate ones also left with a special
prize. Thanks go out to everyone
who worked on this event and to
the community for its support.

236 Reid Ave.
CtOpen lam-Dark
7 7, Days a weev

S* Oysters Clams


Seniors Selling
Bunny Cakes
The Wewahitchka Senior Citi-
zens Association will be selling
10" bunny cakes ihis week; each
cake will cost $6. and two will
cost $10. You can call 639-9910,
between 9:00 a.,m. and 1:00 p.m.,
to place orders. Cakes will be
ready on Apil 10th. All proceeds
will be used to help pay for the
meajs program.

Bake Sale at
First Methodist
The ladies of the First Metho-
dist Church in Mexico Beach will
be holding a bake sale at the
church, located on 22nd Street in
Port St. Joe, on Saturday, April
11, at 8:00 a.m.. CT. This is theIr
annual fund raiser and they will
appreciate everyone coming by
and taking home some of their
Easter goodies.

Shrimp Crabs *
Groceries Fish Sandwiches
- Great Hamburgers
.SS Beer & Wine

Colombo Yogurt
227-1670 On C-30A south of Port St. Joe
HOURS: Tues. Thurs.: 12-8 and Fri. Sat.: 12-9
Closed Sunday and Monday


Come Join Us For Easter
Sunday Dinner at the

Fish House

3006 Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach *Phone 648-8950
Serving Dinners from
11:00 a.m. 9 p.m. CST
Choice of:
Baked Ham with Pineapple $9.95
Grouper Louisiana $12.9
Seafood Au Gratin $10.95
Key Lime Shrimp $11.95
All Specials include choice of:
*garden salad or fruit cup
*choice of 2 side dishes
*coffee or tea *dessert of the day
Regular Menu Also Available

The Freshest Sedfoo A e
from Maine to the Gulf of fMe0ce.
"I personally guarantee it!" says
Mike, the "guy with the hat".


*Oyster, Potato aind Lee'k BL~Jisp


The address Is Senator Bob
Graham, Box 3050, Tallahassee,
Florida 32315.' The telephone
number is 850-422-6100.
Florida is having more and:
more retirees move into the state,
Baxley said. "Nearly 20% of the
state's residents are over 65 years
of age, so they are vitally interest-
ed in the health of the Social Se-
curity program," he declared.
Baxley spoke on a state level
of need, but he also addressed;
the Senator's involvement in na-
tional matters also. Senator Gra-:
ham is on the Highways and
Transportation Committee, as
well as several other committees
and declared that Florida, at
present, is a "donor" state when, it
comes to the division of gasoline
and other highway related taxes,
which are used for building,
roads. The state presently recov-


Gators Take District Win

Jay Kearce, Patrick Schmidt holding Grant Rish, Greg Ward, Christian Heffernan and Billy Traylor.

Atlanta Braves Visit Wewa

The Wewahitchka ;High
School baseball team and the
surrounding community were for-
tunate to have three Atlanta
Braves hopefuls with them for the
month of March. The three,
Christian Haffernan from Cana-.
da, Patrick Schmidt from Ohio
and Greg Ward from Connecticut,
have been making use of the
beautiful weather and local base-
ball facilities to prepare them-
selves for minor league spring
training, which began April 4th in
* Orlando.
What exactly is their connec-
tion with Gulf County? Wewa-
hitchka High School head coach
Jay Kearce met these young men
while working with' the Orlando
Braves, a Braves rookie league
team in the Orlando-Gulf Coast
League, last summer.
According, to Coach Kearce,.
their visit was a very positive ex-
perience for everyone involved for
several reasons.. Kearce said.
:Our kid's really enjoyed them
[Christian. Patrick and Greg] and
more importantly the Braves boys
are great role models for my ball-,
players. My kids saw self-moti-
vation, hard work and dedication
without a coach or parent telling
them what to do. Hopefully, it will
teach our kids to set high goals
and broaden their horizons. May-
be they learned that dreams can


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Gulf Aviation has acquired the
Aviat Aircraft dealership for the
entire state of Florida aridiplans
Sto have demo flights of the aircraft
during" -e open,.bouse.
Gulf Aviation alsintends on
instituting flight instruction
classes complete with state-of-
the-art flight simulators at the
company's offices, on .Cessna
Drive. adjacent to Costin Airport
.at Jones Homestead.
Cullen said plans are being
made to accommodate as.,manyi
as 300 a-iation enthusiasts and
others interested in seeing what
Gulf Aviation has to offer. The
public is invited to' attend' aihd
refreshments will be,served (all
proceeds benefit the South Gulf
County Volunteer Fire Depart-
Other aviation related events
and displays are also being
planned for the open house.
Cullen told EDC"' members,
one of the nation's largest a-iation
events (Sun-N-Fun) would be fin-
ishing just before the scheduled
open house. Through an advertis-
ing company, he hopes to have
some of those participants fly in
for the open house.
Aircraft Restoration Company
Dennis Weaver reported to
the EDC committee that Slender
You exercise equipment president
Bob Clark was progressing with
his plans to locate at the light air
park. '
Weaver said in a recent con-
versation with Clark he had
* informed him, that he was pro-
gressing with plans to start up an
aircraft restoration company,
and, in fact, had ordered a metal
building to construct the plant.
Request Referendum
EDC members were unani-
mously in support of requesting
county commissioners to place a
county-wide referendum on the
November ballot granting com-
missioners the authority to give
tax relief to prospective business-
es wishing to locate in Gulf
They also supported applying
for a $25,000 pilot grant project
as suggested by Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce Executive
Director Tamara Laine.

come true, if you're willing to pay
the price."

The young, men's gracious
-hosts and entertainers for the
,month were Billy and Jan Tray
lor, David Carl and ;Jeriy Gaskin
Bill and Pam Sumner. Ralph and

(From Page 1)

costs approximately $140,000 per
The first batch of composted
garbage should be completely!
processed and tested soon, Healy
Port St. Joe uses inmate labor
to 'run both the recycling and
composting programs.
"We' couldn't ri;n' the .pro
graXms without them. The cos
would be too prohibitive for either
program to be economically feasit
ble," Healy said.
Tobacco-Free Program
Regina Washabaugh, Gul
County Tobacco Coordinator
reported to the .commission or
"what the organization is doing in
the.community to promote tobac
,'c o free programs.
Washabaugh hit home where
she reported that statistics shove
Gulf, County was second in thi
state in the number of deaths pe:
1,000 related to tobacco use dis
..,eases, according to 1997 records
.. Twenty Gulf County citizens died
', during 1997 from tobacco-related
illness," she said.
"She said of(m%f the organiza
"lion's main t6hists was to edu
cate school-age children on th
harmful effects of using tobacco
Statistics show that if chil
dren ,make it to age 18 tobacco
free, then only one in 10 will star
smoking as an adult.
A survey conducted by th
Gulf Coun'ty School Ssten
revealed that 33% of Gulf Countv
students use tobacco products o
some type. It revealed the average
age for students to first try tobac
co was 12 years old, Washabaugl
Dog Catcher
City commissioners have ham
* a problem replacing the city's ani
mal control, officer.
For the past few weeks, sever
al unsuccessful attempts hav'
been made to assign a work
internally to the position without
having to hire another cit
employee to fill the vacated slot.
After considerable discussion
on the matter. the board decided
to' follow a recommendation fror
Commissioner Charles Tharpe t
turn the problem over to Polic
Chief Jay Leffert and Publi
Works Superintendent Frani
Healy. The motion assigned them
to find a solution to the problem.
even if they had to appoint some
one to fill the vacancy.
In Other Business
*Awarded Ollie Stutzman th
bid to replace the roof on th
Centennial Building at a cost c
$12,500 (labor only) with the cit
furnishing the materials.
*Bill Kennedy, Preble-Ris]
Engineers, Inc.,' reported that th
Ward Ridge water and sewer pro
ject was still waiting for Corps c
Engineers' approval on wetland
permits before the project can b
*Approved' the low bids t
construct an administrative
building, dewatering sludge store
age facility, wall replacement and
generator building platform at th
city's Wastewater Treatmen

SPECIA~L FEATL19ES T.-,' r-.:.m -r r..r, l:, i,- ni, r-,,rDomc-r..IP RT S'.
S.-'eenlea porch M~ anl 2F i~ld r.worr maRe.- ad.IIOr3I iJ.oro.'OT' 2 -1450

" Martha Rish, Brian and Debbie
Baxley, Jim and Lammoine
Kearce, and last but not least,
S' Larry Mathes of Wewa High
All three players have, by,the
. way, gained at least five pounds
since arriving in, Gulf County.

PSJHS Hoopsters

Ask for Assistance
The 1997-98 Port St. Jpe
High School basketball team
needs financial assistance in
securing funds to purchase state
r championship rings. Donations
can be made at the high school.
I Citizens Federal Savings Bank, or
Y by contacting Coach Eppinette at
Y 227-321 1; Janle Adkison at 647-
8646; or Winnie Hamilton at 229-
r, 6405. The players express sincere
d appreciation for your assistance.

t Handgun Safety

r Course at GCCC
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege will offer an advanced hand-'
f gun safety course on Wednesday,
Thursday, and Friday, April 15 to.
n 17, from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m.
n This course will emphasize safety
- and advanced handgun skills us-
ing the firearms training simula-
n tor. Students should provide 250
V. rounds of ammunition plus ear
Protection and eye protection.
r There Is a $27 fee.
- Register in advance at the
Lifelong Learning Center on the
d second floor of the Student Union
d East. Registration is held Monday
: through Thursday from 8:00 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:00
-"a.m. until 3:3' p.m. itf "auxiliary
- aids and services are needed, or
e, for more information, please call
o 872-3823.

Evening With Coach

Mickey Andrews
e The Norris D. Langston Youth
n Scholarship Fou nation will pre-
v sent an evening with ICoach,
)f Mickey Andrews from Florida
e State University. This program
S will be held on April 22nd begin-
h ning at 6:00 p.m. at the
Washington Recreation Center In
Port St. Joe.
Coach Andrews is considered
to be, if not the best. one of the
"top three defensive coordinators
in America". Coach Andrews'
topic of discussion will be
e "Dreams and Visions + Education
r -= Success". Everyone is encour-
t aged to attend and visit with
Y '. Coach Andrews. Dinner will be
served at no cost.

e ,
c Howard Creek. Baptist
k Church and the surrounding
n community would like to thank
" the following organizations and
; persons who helped either during
the flood or in cleaning up after
the flood.
e They also would like to extend
e their thanks and gratitude to all
f the others who extended a hand
y of help or who prayed for them.
They are deeply grateful to every-
h one. It was truly heartwarming to
e see the people of Gulf County pull
together like they did. They are
f proud to be a part of Gulf County.
Many thanks to: Gulf County
e Sheriffs Department, Gulf
County Emergency Management
o Office, Gulf County Health
e Department, Gulf County
r- Commissioners Johnny Stanley
d and Tommy Knox, the Salvation
e Army, Tyndall Air Force Base,
it U.S. Navy (Jax), Covenant House
in Wewahitchka, First Baptist
Church, Long Avenue Baptist
Church, Oak Grove Assembly ol
God Church, FEMA, and the Red
A special thanks goes to 'GT'I
Corn for being able to maintain
phone service most of the time. At
times it was the residents' only
link to the outside world.
Hats off to the telephone guys
who worked so diligently keeping
the water pumped out of the
remote, station down there-
Jimmy Alford, Roy Lollie, Carey
Anthony, Dale Herndon, Gary
Skipper and Leroy Derringer!

The Gators have won eight of
their last 10 games, and improved
to 2-1 in District 3-2A with
Tuesday's 4-2 win over
Blountstown. The Gators' only
remaining district game will be
against Port St. Joe, which is 3-0,
on April 17.
Josh Baxley's RBI double and
Ike Mincy's RBI single in the bot-
tom of the first inning gave
Wewahitchka an early lead. Wewa
scored two more runs in the
fourth inning, one on a
Blountstown throwing error, and
the other when Champ Traylor
scored from third on a double
Dave Davis (5-3) tossed a
four-hitter to pick up his fifth win
of the season on the mound for
the Gators (11-8). Davis allowed
only one earned run and three
walks, while he struck out two
G. T. Morgan and Brandon
Jones had two singles each to
lead the .Gators offensively'.
Traylor and Phillip Hall each had
single, and Kelly Forehand
added a double for Wewahitchka.
"It was a good district win for'

Youth Soccer

Spring Session
Port St. Joe Youth Soccer will
begin the spring session on
Saturday, April 18th., Practices
will be held on Wednesdays from
5:15 to 6:30 p.m. and Saturda's
from 9 to ll a.m.
There. is not a formal game
. schedule. The purpose of this ses-
slon is to teach soccer skills to
beginners and returning soccer
players, and to have fun playing
soccer .
Registration will be held on
Saturday, April 18th at 9 a.m. at;
the Port St. Joe Elementary
School field. There is no registra-
tion fee, but participants will be
required to wear shin guards and-
cleats to every practice.
Anyone, ages four to 16. is
invited to participate. Adult vol-
unteers are needed. Please call
Betty Curry at 229-8010 if you
need more information. : ',

Gulf Rifle Club

Pistol Matches
The Gulf Rifle Club w4ilk.hold
two separate pistol matches, 'a.22
RF bullseye match and a metallic
silhouette match, on Saturday
morning. April 1 Ith.
The bullseye match will start
at 9:30 and consists of 90 shots
-ired at bullseye targets placed at
25 yards from the firing line. The

match is divided into three stages,

(slow fire, timed fire and rapid
fire) with 30 shots fired In each
stage. Most any .22 RF handgun
may be used in this match.
The silhouette match will fol-
low the completion of the bullseye
match and consists of 40 shots
fred at metal targets placed at 40,
50, 75, and 100 yards from the
firing line. Suitable handgun cal-
ibers for this match would include
.22 RF. .22 magnum. .38 special.
.357 magnum and .44 magnum.
All handgun shooters are
invited to participate In the
monthly matches. Trophies' to
third place will be awarded, in
each match. For additional infor-
mation call 229-8421.
Last Saturday morning the
club held its monthly hi-power
rifle metallic silhouette match.
Mark Lyle and Dale Marshall were
tied for first place at the end of the
match, with Lyle winning the
tiebreaker to claim the first place
trophy. Marshall was awarded the
second place trophy.
SCharles Coster and Ronald
Page were tied for third place and
Coster prevailed in the shoot-off
to claim the third place trophy.


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The Gators congratulate Brandon Jones #22
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us." said Wewa head coach Jay
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Kelly Forehand pitches for
the Gators against Maclay.
The Wewahitchka Gators
were shut down by Maclay's ace
pitcher, Campbell. who struck out
14 Wewa batters and allowed only

as he crosses the

two hits.
Kelly Forehand (1-4) gave up
six runs on six hits. four of which
were home runs. "Kelly did a good
job on the mound, but he made
mistakes that Maclay capitalized
on," said Coach Kearce.
The Gators (9-8) trailed 3-1
going into the top of the seventh
inning when Maclay put the game
away with a three-run homer.
Wewa's only run came in the fifth
when Philip Hall hit a solo home
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the Gators' only other hit.

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Brandon Jones and Ike Muicy
combined to throw a one-hitter
Jones (4-1) threw three hitless
innings and Ike Mmncy allowed
one hit in his two innings of relief.
Mincy went two for two at the
plate with two RBI. Champ
Traylor was two for three with
three RBI and Josh Baxley was
two for four with a run batted in.
"We played solid defense,"
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The Port St. Joe Sharks base-
ball team remained undefeated in
District 3-2A with Friday night's
14-2 blow-out in Blountstown.
The win moved Port St. Joe to 3-0
in the district and 12-6 overall.
Wayne Summers, (5-2) kept
the Tigers sawed off at the plate
and collected 11 strike-outs.
Summers allowed two unearned
runs on six hits and two walks
during his six innings on the
James Daniels collected one
strike-out and gave up one earned
run on one hit during his one
inning of relief on the mound for
the Sharks,
Daniels went four for five with
two doubles, a triple and two RBI
to lead Port St. Joe offensively.
Summers was three for four with
three RBI, a double and a solo "
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Matt. Terry was' two for four,
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Ashley Stephens turns one of two double plays during the North Florida Christian game Saturday as
- second baseman Matt Terry and left fielder Jim Faison watch on.

Port St. Joe won the first
game 3-1 in a pitcher's duel. Both
teams- had. three hits, but the
Sharks scored all three of their
runs off errors and passed balls.
Jarred Patterson (5-3) picked
up the win on the mound for Port
St. Joe in a complete game perfor-
mance. Patterson allowed one
unearned run on three hits and
three walks, while he struck out
three North Florida batters.
Jim Faison. Brett Lowr' and
Ryan Stephens each had one hit
for the Sharks. Stephens had a

Ladies Split Two on the Diamonds:

The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
and the Wewahitchka Lady
Gators split their two District 3-
2A games played this past week,
with each :team losing on their
home field.
,The Lady Sharks won the first
game last Thursday 13-10, while
the Lady Gators won the second
game 8-6 on Monday in an eight
inning game.
Wewahitchka took an early 4-
2 lead after the first inning during
Thursday's game, but Port St. Joe
fought back to a 5-4 lead in the
third inning.
The Lady Sharks' big inning
came in the top of the fifth when.
they scored seven runs. Wewa
stayed in the game when they
scored four runs in the bottom
half of the fifth inning to narrow
the Lady Sharks' lead to 12-8.
Port St. Joe held on to win 13-
10 to Improve to 2-1 in District 3-
2A, while Wewahitchka dropped
to 0-1.
Bonnie Belin (10-2) picked up
the win on the mound for the
Lady Sharks, despite giving up 10
-runs on 13 walks and 10 hits.
'Belin struck out six batters. Katie
Kilbourn picked up the save for
Port St. Joe and walked two bat-
ters in her inning of relief.
Mandy Little (0-1) gave up 13

Both teams were held score-
less in the seventh inning and
forced the game into extra

Innings. Ashley Lister and Krystal
Hendricks each had singles In the

eighth to improve to 1-1 in the
district, with two games against
Blountstown remaining on their
schedule. Port St. Joe (10-4 over-
all and 2-2 in the district) has

Beliin gave up five earned runs
during her eight innings on the
mound off six hits and 14 walks.
while she' struck out six Lady
Gator hitters.
Hendricks was three for three
with two RBI to lead the Lady
Gators. Lister was two for three
with three RBI and Stephanie
McDaniel had a single with two
RBI for Wewa (10-2).
Emily Thompsonr led the Lady
Sharks, going two for four with a
double. Lacey Johnson added a
double for Port St. Joe.
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Sheila Hightower scores for Port St. Joe as Wewahitchka pitcher
Judith Husband covers the plate and catcher Ashley Lister makes
the throw to the plate.

top of the eighth inning to score
runs as the Lady Gators 'took an
8-6 lead.
Wewahitchka held Port St.'
Joe scoreless in the bottom of the

completed its regular season
District 3-2A play.
Judith Husband (10-1)
allowed only one earned run on
seven hits and three walks to pick
up the win on the mound forthe
Lady Gators. Husband struck out
one Port St. Joe hitter during her
eight Innings on the mound.
Bonnie Belin (1073) was 'the
losing pitcher for Port St. Joe.
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Bonnie Belin, Shark freshman,
Lindsay Williams plays third.
runs on 11 hits and 14 walks,
while she struck out four Lady
Sharks' hitters in her complete
Game performance.
SNeikole Royster went three for
four with a double and two RBI to
lead Port St. Joe. Julie Lanford
was two for four with one RBI,
while Kilbourn and Lindsay
Williams each had a single with
three RBI.
Kristen -Jones, Diana
Taunton and Shalena Freeman
each had two hits for
Wewahitchka (9-2).

In Monday's game, Port St.
Joe took a 6-0 lead after scoring
one run in the third inning and
five in the fourth.
The Lady Gators bounced
back to score five runs in the fifth
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The, Sharks' bats came alive
in the nightcap as the Sharks
scored 14 runs on 15 hits in a
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James Daniels (2-0. gave up
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Department of Health
Secretary James T. Howell, M.D.,
recently marked "Kick Butts Day"
by announcing that over 30,000
deaths in Florida in 1996 were
attributable to cigarette smoking.
The Department of Health
released the 1996 Smoking-
Attributable Mortality Report to
coincide with "Kick Butts Day" to
illustrate the dangers of cigarette
smoking and encourage smoking
"Cigarette. smoking is an
addiction that kills," said Howell.
"We want people to live longer,
healthier lives and one of the best
ways to do that is to stop smok-
ing, or better yet, never start."
There were 152,697 deaths in
Florida in 1996, and an estimated
30,438 of them, or 20 percent of
all deaths, were attributable to
smoking. Of these deaths 18,921
were in men and 11,517 in

The three leading smoking-
attributable causes of death
include cancers, cardiovascular
disease, and respiratory disease.-
Smoking-attributable deaths
included 11,600 due to cancer,
11,815 due to cardiovascular dis-
ease, and 6,050 due to respirato-
ry disease.
The Smoking-Attributable
Mortality Report lists county-by-
county estimates of the number of
deaths in 1996 that were attribut-
able to smoking. The report also
provides state epidemiologists
with vital information to track
tobacco-related disease and assist
in targeting anti-tobacco pro-
grams to specific populations and
regions of the state.
"We've known about the
health risks associated with
smoking for many years, and the
number of smoking-attributable

Our Tomorrows Are

Based Upon Today
by Jim Newton
In 1966, the first "Earth Day" was. declared and has been cele-
brated on April 22nd each year since then. This declaration was seen
as a means of increasing environmental awareness among the pub-
lic. ,
In' 1970; the U.S. Environ mental Protection Agency was formed
from the Public Health Service. There have been dramatic changes in
the environment since those dates.
Although there is the cry about global warming, there have been
dramatic improvements in the air we breathe and water we drink. The
changes can be seen and smelled. .
I remember while in college in Buffalo, New York, there were
times when the Buffalo River caught fire as itentered Lake Eile, The
fires were from oil discharges from barges and 'the .oil refineries that
were in place along the river. I also remember when the entire Niagara
River was colored by the dyes from a paper company only three miles
from Niagara Falls.;
At that time, the only fish the Buffalo River could support were
carp. Now the water is clean; there are no fires, and portions of the
Buffalo River are n6ow designated as trout streams. What do you
remember the environment was like twenty-five years ago? How
about ten years ago?
I have heardistories of the times,-thtrty years ago or so. that the
local mfili"duniped wastewater in the bay. Thirty years ago that was
jan accepted practice. Not,arny jnpre. i..
All process discharges from both the mill and Arizona's facility
and residential wastes are now treated by the City of Port St. Joe
Wastewater Treatment Plant. Our city's plant does an excellent job of
purifying the water. This protects our bay's water quality and allows.
us to swim and fish in the it.
Across the U.S.. the improvements we are seeing in the
environment have cost a lot to create. They have cost industry many
billions of dollars and thousands, if not millions, of man hours. In
some cases, industries have had to go out of business because they
could not afford to make these changes. The costs are reflected in the
priceof the goods we buy. Are they worth it? I believe so.
Public opinion polls continually show strong support for environ-
mental causes. The proliferation of environmental groups and their
influence on society is another indicator of the strength of public
opinion. ,
What is -so important about these causes? I believe that Lhey
reflect the public's concern for their future and the future of their
children and coming generations. We have begun to understand that
."our tomorrows are based upon today."
"Earth Day" Contest
This is the theme of the "Earth Day" poster contest being spon-
sored by Arizona Chemicals Environmental Stewardship Council.,
The council has decided to expand the contest to include 'all Gulf
County students. The Gulf County School Board has expressed
enthusiastic support for the program.
The contest runs from April 1 to April 24 with the posters being
'judged and displayed at the Centennial Building on May 2. The pub-
lic is ignited. The posters will let all citizens know how'.our children
view our relationship with the environment.
This "Earth Day". I encourage you to begin to think of ways that
you can protect the environment. Remember, our tomorrows and our
children's tomorrows are based upon the actions we take today.



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clearly." ''said D -D'".;, Mchard '
Hopkins, State Epidemiologist'inm r*T
the Florida Department of Health .
"The number of smoking-attribut-
able deaths is sad news. Sadder'
still is that many of the deaths
could have been prevented." '
The Smoking-Attributable
Mortality Report follows Florida's
historic Teen Tobacco Summit
held earlier this week in Haines
City. The teens presented
Governor Chiles with ideas for a
statewide anti-tobacco campaign,.'
and created and starred in TV
spots that will begin airing on
April 13 to prevent tobacco' use
among young people: .. ;.:'.
Approximately 80 percent of -
adults who smoke now started in
their teens. Studies have shown
that if people do not start smok-
ing durng their teen years. they
rarely start at all. : ,

Juvenile Justice
Council to Meet
The Gulf County, Juvenile
Justice Council will be meeting
on April 16 at 4:00 p.m., ET, at .
the' Gulf County' Public Library in .
Port St. Joe. Membership in the
Juvenile Justice Council Is open.
and there is no membership fee.'
The public is welcome and en-
couraged to attend. For more in ,
formation, please contact Don ,
Washabaugh, chair, at 227-7340,
or Charlene Stevens, council c6-',
ordinator, at (850) 482-9618. 'i

No Meeting
The G.C. Genealogical Society
will not hold its monthly meeting
this Saturday, April 11, due to,
the holidays, but instead will hold
it on the following Saturday, April
18, at the Port St. Joe. Library,
from 10:00 a.m.: until 12:00 p.min.
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Dear Counselor:
I am in the middle of a big
problem! My mom and dad have
been married 25 years and are
now getting a divorce. Mom is still
at our family home, and dad has
I go to college and often drop
by to see him when I'm through
with classes. The problem is he
wants to know what mom is
doing, who she's dating, and
what, if anything she is saying
about him. Mom, who I live with,
does the same things
I feel like they should t put
me in the middle, as I love them
both and doi't want to take sides.
What should I do?
Don't Like the Middle
Dear Middle:
The feelings you are express-
ing are normal for the very stress-,
ful events that you and your fam-
ily members are experiencing. A
divorce affects the entire family.
especially when the marriage that
is ending has been of many years
duration, and when there are chil-
dren, even adult children.
You mention as your main
concern that your parents are
asking you to keep them informed
on the other's activities, com-
ments, etc. You are quite correct
when you state that this shouldn't
6ccur. Your role in your relation-
ship to your parents is simply to
be their child, nothing more. Their
job is to be your parent.
When roles are muddied or
confused, the situation Is ripe for
hurt and misunderstandings that
can sometimes take years to heal.
Unfortunately, in highly
stressful situations it is easy to
sometimes act inappropriately. It
is possible that your parents do
not realize how they are making
you feel by asking you to give
them information on the other
It is also possible that they
are feeling very confused about
how their new roles with you will
be once the divorce is completed.
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over the other.
Clear, loving communication
is the best way for you to help
both of your parents to under-
stand your needs, and for them to
know what needs of theirs you are
able to appropriately meet.
If your parents are too much
in conflict to meet with you
'together, then perhaps you can
try talking with them Individually,
and let them know how you feel
being a "go-between." Make sure
that you express to them both
that you love and respect them,
"but that you expect them, as
,adults to communicate directly
with one another if they have
questions that do not directly
Involve you.
As a young adult you :are
hopefully growing into a relation-
ship with both of your parents
that allows you to have your adult
'boundaries respected..
This is a very difficult topic,
.. and may take several discussions
to set ground rules. It is perfectly
o.k. for you to say to either par-
ent- "Mom/dad I 'feel., really
uncomfortable when you ask me
questions about mom/dad. If you
need to know that information.
then you need to ask them, not
SIf this problem persists, or if
one of your parents has problems
with the boundaries you are try-
ing to set. then counseling may be
indicated to help your family to
set up some guidelines you can all
live with. The guidance clinic can
provide you with trained coun-
selors able to help you through
this difficult transition. If we can
help you. please call.
Laura Rogers, MS Counselor
Please address your questions
and comments to:
Dear Counselor. 311 Williams
'Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
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Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to

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(a)... Is to be delivered from sin, ard Its consequences: the
consequences are deaih, hell, and eternal damnation.
(a) ... to enter into the kingdom of GOD for the assurance of eternal life.
(6) MATT. 7:213-23 .. 'hot evejyone that sat' LORD, LORD,'will enter into the kingdom of GOD.
(0) ST. JOHN 3:3-5 ... except a man is born of WATER, and SPIRIT, he shall not enter Into the
kingdom ot QQQ. ;'.'- '. :: '. ,! . '
(d) PSA. 145:8-13... the SAINTS shall speak of the glory of the kingdom.
(^) MATT. 6:33 .. seek ye first the kingdom of GOD. "'
(a) PSA.1S:. ..LORD,'whoshiall abide in thy tabernacle, who shall dwell in thy holy hills?
(b) ISAIAH 35-8 .. a highway shall be there, and it will be called the way of holiness.
(C) GALATIANS 5-19-21 ... some otlne characternslics that would Keep one from inheriting the
kingdom ofl GD.
(d) ROMANS 1-16 ..,. by our,faithwea receive salvation throughhtheword. ,
(e) LUKE 4:4 ... man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of GOD.
(f) EPH. 6:1317 ... the word is our sworl.
(g) EPH. 5:5 .' no unclean person has any inheritance in Ithe kingdom ol GOD. ..
(h) ST JOHN'15"-I now we are clean Ihiough Ine word. .'
(1) ACTS 16.30-3 ... Ihe Ph ilppian 13,ler asked the question. wnai must I do io be saved?
(j) HEB-'11.6 illhout ladlh I is impossible to pleasae.QC
(k) PHIL: 1;29 ... wie are notl ust to Delieve GOD. Dut to prepare to suffer for Him.
i1) JAMES 1-22 ... call on Ine name ol the LORD. and thou shall be saed.
(m) LUKE 6:4 .. why call me LORD. LORD and not obey my word?.
Now when iney neara inis iney sere pracked in their heans, and said unto Paler, and me rest ol
the Apostles. MAfen and breinren, what shall we do?' Tnen Peter said, repent, and De baptized
every one of you. in the name of JESUS CHRIST tor the remission of your sin and you snail
receive the gart of the HOLY GHOST: tIrs is for you. it's for your children, for all nmat is alar oft, as
many as the Lord thy GOD. snail'call ACTS 238--HOW PRECIOUS. ALL'EBEE" EPH.2-8

First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe .
Church Office 227-1493 Gus Carpenter, Pastor
SSun ... Sho. l... .... .....9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning worship p ... .11 :00 a.m. .
Sunday Evening Service . . 6:30 p.m.
W ednesda . . . . 7:00 p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us

I 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
Sunday School 9:45 am Discipleship Training 5:00 pin Sun. Evening
Wed. Night at 7:00 pm. Youth Group Meering, Bible Stndy & 1'rayer Meeting
"0 taste and sec that the Lord isgood: blessed is the nan that trusretlb in Him.
P/car accept this invrirition to join is in i.inrsbipi. God bless 'nut!
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6 p.m. Wednesday N
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7:30 and 1 :0Oa.m. (ET)
++ ++ uSunday School 9:45
8:00 a.m. (CT)





Discover God t~ love!

Discover God's love!
-": ,, Everyone welcome iL

:Long Avenue
1601 Long Avenue Port SL Joe 229-8691

Worship 'Sutdays-at 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. & 5 p.m. (for all ages)
Wedne.dav ,*-'- Children & Youth Missions at7 p.m.
Prayer r& Bible Study at 7 p.m.
; "" Adlult'.rMase Choir at 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Marlk Jones, minister of music & youth


New Schedule of Worship at Faith Bible Church
'Last Sunday,'April 5th, Faith changes. Faith Bible is experi- church dinner and special pro- and programs, the public is cor-
Bible Church began the practice meetinging with the new times dur- gram. For this and all services dially in\lted to attend.
of starting its morning services 30 ing the month of April to deter-
minutes earlier. Sunday school mine the feasibility. of the
will now begin at 9:30 a.m., fol- changes.. An Event You Should Not Miss
service at 10:30morning worship 39th Anniversary The greatest gift that God has invite you.to remember with them
The Sunday evening and On Sunday, April 26th, Faith given to fallen mankind is the pro- God's gift of his son, Jesus Christ.
W ednesd ay eveningervices are Bible Church will be celebrating vision for their recovery by means This gift opened up to mankind
Remaining at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m., its 39th year of ministry. After the ofhis onlyubegotten Son,Jesus the prospect enjoying everlast-
respectively. In making these morning service; there will be a Christ. Jesus death as our ran- ig life. John 3or :16.
somer makes possible everlasting This vear the memorial of

Annual Easter
Program Sunday
The pastor and congregation
at Victory Temple First Born
Holiness Church would like to
Invite you to the Sunday service
on April 12th. Sunday school will
:,begin ,at 10 a.m., followed by
morning service at 11:30 with,
Pastor H. W. Willis of Cairo,
SGeorgia. The annual Easter pro-.
* gram will be held at 5:00 p.m. The
congregation meets at the old
senior citizens building.

o Homecoming'
n andRevival

e The Word of Life Holiness
h Church of White City will be cele-
e rating Homecoming and holding
n revival services with Sister Gunn
i. every evening from April 12 to,
t April 15. Revival services will be-
gin at 7:30 p.m.

" life on a paradise earth. At Luke
22:19, we are commanded to
memorialize his death.-

The Port St Joe congregation
of Jehovah's Witnesses warmly

Jesus' death will be observed -at
8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 11.
That date corresponds to Nisan
14 of the Bible's lunar calendar.
Michael Harris, a local elder,
will deliver the discourse.

SGod's Son

In the Contemporary
English Version, from
Matthew 27:54, we find,
'This man really was God's
SSon." This new version is
[ endorsed by the American
Bible Society and says it all
Oliver F. Taylor to me.
Visitation Minister. First' Some people, try to
United Methodist Church explain away God's rela-
tionship with Jesus, There is no doubt in my mind
as to who Jesus is. He is the son of God who died
upon the cross'for our sins. He is our Lord and
Saviour who wvas raised from the dead on that first
Easter morning. : ,. :'
Sunday is the day to rejoice for everyone. By our
acceptance of Christ as our Saviour we are born
again in our spiritual lives. We receive the gift of sal-
God's great love is expressed to us in John 3:16,
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only
Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish
but have eternal life." Happy Easter to all Christians.

( tountru lreaclw r .

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you habeen living there during the time that this imposter who
called himself a Son of God was getting, his just deserts, would
you have maybe been one of the unbelieving onlookers?" -
If Jesus was really the Son of God, or, as the Scripture
says. God in the flesh, why couldn't He have saved everyone
without having to die? He is all-powerful, is He not?
Through my years as a pastor, I have been asked this ques-
tion many times. And there is a reason why God handled it in
this way. In fact, there is always a good reason why God does
anything, and we must never forget that God's ways are not our
ways. God alway''does everything right and well. He makes all
things work together for good to those who love Him. ,
Now, why did Jesus have to die. in order for you and I to
S be saved?
This world is an evil place, and there are multitudes of evil
people in this world. Of course there are moral and good people
in the world also. In NlattheSw 7:13-14, Jesus warned that the
NLANY were on the wide road to destruction, and the FEW
were on the narrow road to eternal life.
From the very beginning. God's plan of salvation for those
who want to belong to Him, was shedding of innocent blood.
Before Jesus came. lambs were used as sacrifice for the sins of
mankind. In the fullness of God's Time, Jesus, the innocent
Lamb of God. fulfilled that law of God, to wash away the sins
of all who would believe. God's Word declares our own Faith
in that Truth is our Victory over eternal death. ',
Yes. indeed. God could have saved everyone. But He only
wants those who accept His Word ,of Truth JESUS! Our
Faith, or the lack of it. determines immediately, which group
we are in. Our salvation is our own choice. When a lost person
stands before the Judgement Throne on the last day. they will
not be able to blame God for it. They made the choice them-
selves. We all hae had plenty of time to accept God's Gift.
Jesus provided it almost two thousand years ago.
That's the truth of why He died on Calvary's mountain.

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(1/10 iak ile 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 7p.m. CDT

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111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach; FL 32410
SW Worship Services........ta ....a.:... n.. .....9:p0 a.m. CT
a Church School ..................................... 10:15 a.m. CT
s Contemporary Praise eWorshlp Service
W o0..0....... ., ,,.,.,:.,1:00 a.m CT
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Dr,' Joh Anderson, Music Director
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424 ,' Office Phone: 648-8820

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Port St. Joe

Sunday School .........9:45 a.' 2'' Methodist Youth
Morning Worship....li:0o0a.m. Fellowship .............6:00 p.m.
'. Evening Worship ..........7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir'Praitic' -"
Rev. Jesse Evans Wednesday ...........7:30 p.m.


Choir Director, Robert E. Downs, Jr.



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Upstairs First Union Bank Building
Sunday Worship 10 A.M and S P.M.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583- Church: 227-1180
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First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
: Bible Study Sundays at 9.00 a.m. (al ages)
Wednesday Adult Prayer & Bible Study, TeamKld- (grades 1-60 at 6:30 p.m
Please note,all times central! .. ; ;
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CCome 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.
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor ic 12I11

S508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756

S. SUNDAY. WORSHIP ..:..............10 a.m.
S r ADULT SCHOOL .............................11 a.m.
*SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children Nursery Available
Pastor, Rev. J. Reid Cameron

SL Dennis Pledger Buddy Coswell
SInter,m Posror Minister of Music & Youth
Sunday School .. .' . ....... 9:45 am
Worship Service ............. ... 11:00 am
Disciple Training . ...... ... 6:00 pm
~Evening Worship .,. ... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .7:00 pm

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S 801 20th St. Port St. Joe '229-6707.

Sunday School............9:30 a.m.
Morning Service.......;........ 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service.... ..........6:00p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting...7:00 p.m.
Bill Taylor, Pastor Roger Louks, Asst. Pastor


Gulf County Youth Led Tobacco-Free Campaign

If You Dip,
You Lose Your Lip
by Marcy Alderman
If you dip the girls will not
like you any more because you
have yellow teeth, bad breath and
you'll have cancer and sickness
so don't dip if-you want the girls
to like you.
If you know someone who
dips tell them nicely that dipping
is bad for bad for them. It can
give them cancer and they will
die from it and you'll never see
them again.
If you keep on dipping you
will have sickness or a disease
that doctors can't get rid of. So
don't dip or you will love it and
you won't be able to get rid of it.
A can of snuff will make it
badder for you. You'll have bad
breath and yellow teeth and
when you get older and you still
do it, the women won't like you
for a boyfriend arid you'll be
Hey, what you need to do.
when somebody asks you if you
dip, you tell them no it's bad for
you and your not going to get

Story by Chase Bailey
Once when I was 6 or 7 my
uncle would make me chew
tobacco every time I shot a bird
or "cussed". Trust me it doesn't
taste good. It tastes like mud and
water. I always spit it out. Almost
my whole family smokes, dips or
drank. I
tone time I went hunting in,
the woods with my 16 gauge I
saw a turtle go into a hole. I put
my gun down and I dug and
found a box of tobacco. I opened
it and it was smelly and sandy. I
took it to daddy and he told me
to throw it'in the woods.
The day after next. my three
friends were dipping, but I didn't.
I said that will give you lung can-
cer. They :kept chewing, I Just
walked away. I told them to have
a good time.
The day after that, I went to
my granny's: in Clarksville. She
dips snuff;, the yellow kind. It
_stinks. She gets her a box every-
day at sunshine. `She started
when she Was 10 years old. She
still dips. now she is 50 years old
and no cancer yet.
Its always not safe to dip.

If You Dip,
You Lose Your Lip
by Brian J.
I know a 14 year old kid that
dips and chews. It smells bad. It
is bad to dip because you can get
cancer, sickness' and disease.
Their breath smells bad. Their
lip will look nasty and their teeth
will be discolored. And you are
wasting money.
You can die from dipping.
Like if you dad dips he can die
and you will be sad. If your
boyfriend does dip, the girlfriend
might break up because your
breath might stink or the can of

Nicholas Lynch Age 9 WES
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Poem by Austin Hysmith
Roses are Red,
Violets are Blue.
Cigarettes are Stupid,
Chewing is tool



Samantha Age 9 WES

Story by Vanessa Rouse
Roses are red, violets are
blue, cigarettes are stupid. If you
are smoking and you want to
smoke you have a problem.
Smoking can give you lung can-
cer and gum disease. If you are
smart, you won't smoke. If you
chose not to smoke you're doing
the right thing.

'If You Dip, You Lose Your Lip
Rap Song by Marcie Jackson
If you try to dip. you will lose
your lip.
I wouldn't want to take that little
So I'll take it to the left and take
it to the right because I don't
want to put up a fight
So choose the right choice so
,you don't lose your voice,
And do the right thing and don't
try to dip because I know I don't
want to lose my lip!

Gn~ '~'

Clarence Gray

Story by Cody Harden
There are many people who
dip. I know some and I don't like
it. There are reasons why your
Sriot suppose to dip. One reason
is it can give you cancer. Another
Season is you can get many dis-
Dipping can cause. cancer.
When you dip you shouldn't be
proud of it because your gum
will turn black. The doctor will
have to cut part of your mouth
out. That hurts. I would not like
to have cancer- in my mouth.'
Also dipping makes you vul-
nerable to sickness and disease.
When you get sick, more than
likely you will be o.k. but some
diseases you could get you might
die from them. Then everyone
will be sad. You can't come back
when you'die.
One more reason you
shouldn't dip is because it will
give you discolored teeth. When
you have discolored teeth your
breath will smell bad. Then you
won't have a girlfriend. You can't
change the way you look then.
You might get cavities, too. Then
you won't have any teeth.
Remember if you dip, you
lose your lip. I mean that too.
You better take my word for it, or
you will lose your iip!

Story by Jacob Jordan ,
I once saw a man. His lips
were black. He walked like a
dead man, and talked like one to.,
I saw this man getting some
chew out of his pocket. This is
howI saw him to start out with.
I'looked at him and said to
myself,"He is a wacko man or
whatever he is, he is a man with-
out a lip." He now is a man with-
out a mouth, that is what hap-
pened next.
Then he was chewing some-
thing again. Then I didn't, even
look at him no more. I s
another man and he was doing
the same thing, chewing. I said
this must be a dip county
because everyone was doing
except me. That is how I knew
that it was wrong.
Then I moved and I have
never seen anymore dippers in
"No Dip" Wewahitchka. That is
why I hope no dippers move'to,
Wewa and that is why I love it.L
That is how I would help you to
stay alive. ,

'Youth Councill
?articipates at

Tupelo Festival
Cedrick Lenox and
Heather Scott demonstrat-
ed the tar that comes from
cigarette smoke by using a
.,tywo-liter bottle. Many teens
enjoyedyd the video, litera-
ture, art and journalism
p aA,

Story by Brandon Rouse
e, This is a story about how a
in boy used tobacco. The result is
that he lost his life. Would you
want to die? Would you even
Want cancer? It isn't worth the
risk! Don't use tobacco, don't
There once was a boy named
Johnny. He used tobacco. His
teeth were yellow. He became
sick. It soon gave hig cancer, yet
he still used tobacco. This is
how it happened.
Johnny was nine years old
when he started to use tobacco.
His teeth became yellow and dis-
colored. He got cavities and his
teeth started to decay. This
might happen first if you use
tobacco. If you're lucky and stay

Johnny soon became sick,
e .F ebut he stll used tobacco. He had
i to go to the hospital because he
was so sick. The doctor said,
"Johnny, you might have can-
'.cer." He could even diel This is
step two if you pass step one.
Then they were sure Johnny '
The Tobacco-Free Youth had cancer. They did not know
Council had'a booth at the Tupelo how to' tell him. They decided to
Festival displaying the art from tell him when he ate lunch. But
the Rick-Butts art and journalism it was too late. Johnnty was hav-
display in The Star. Also, the ing surgery on his mouth. The
youth volunteers did demonstra- doctor looked in his mouth and
tions with the smoking machine saw his mouth decaying. After-
to show, the effects of tar and surgery, Johnny's cancer spread
The youth collected signa- to his heart. The test had shown
tures on contracts for a chance to that. Then before they could tell
win a "tobacco is toxic" t-shirt., him he died. He not only lost his
Fifty-two student contracts saying lip, but his life.
"I am smart and won't start" from
6-17 year olds, 23. adult "I care"
contracts, five adult smokers W- Y p*^Los"e L"P' ,'
"Clean Air" contracts and four
quitters contracts were signed Elizaleth Age 8 WES
from three adults and one teen.
A public sen'ice announce- '
ment was made to about 500 in i
attendance about the upcoming
statewide advertising campaign '.
and a statement to tobacco users
that.it is not aimed at them, but
at tobacco companies.


Yofq -Ole Yu i

Matthew Millen Age 9 WES

-I &, kose- Iour-lr

Lindsey Dimitrijevich FCS

Michael Griffin
FCS 4th grade

We are fighting mad about the tobacco companies!
They lose 1000 customers a day, but gain 3000 new addicted youth a
day! They spend 13.2 million dollars a day to hook kids on their prod
uct. Every 13 seconds an American dies from a tobacco related disease
89% started before age 18. If they make it to 18 tobacco free, only one
10 will start! Help us fight! Greedy Tobacco Companies!

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Gulf County Youth Led Tobacco-Free Campaign

If You Dip,
You ,Lose Your Lip
by Marcy Alderman
If you dip the girls will not
like you any more because you
have yellow teeth, bad breath and
you'll have cancer and sickness
so don't dip if-you want the girls
to like you.
If you know someone. who
dips tell them nicely that dipping
is bad for bad for them. It can
give them cancer and they will
die from it and you'll never see
them again.
.If you keep on dipping you
will have sickness or a disease
that doctors can't get rid of. So
don't dip or you will love it and
you won't be able to get rid of it.
A can of snuff will make it
badder for you. You'll have bad
breath and yellow teeth and
when you get older and you still
do it, the women won't like you
for a boyfriend and you'll be,
lonely. ,
Hey, what you need to do
when somebody asks you if you
dip, you tell them no it's bad for
you and your not going to get

Story by Chase Bailey
Once when I was 6 or 7 my
uncle would make me chew
tobacco every time I shot a bird
or "cussed". Trust me it doesn't
taste good. It tastes like mud and
water. I always spit it out. Almost
my whole family smokes, dips or
tOne time I went hunting in
the woods with my 16 gauge I
saw a turtle go into a hole. I put
my gun down and I dug and
found a box of tobacco. I opened
it and it was smelly and sand. I
took it to daddy and he told me
to throw it in the Woods.
The day after next, my three
friends were dipping, but I didn't.
I said that will give you lung can-
cer. They :kept chewing, I just
walked away. I told them to have
a good time.
The day after that, I went to
my granny's: in Clarksville. She
dips snuff, ,the yellow kind. It
stinks. She gets her a box every-
day at sunshine. She started
when she was 10 years old. She
still dips, now she is 50 years old
and no cancer yet.
Its always not safe to dip.

If You Dip,
You Lose Your Lip
by Brian J.
I know a 14 year old kid that
dips and chews. It smells bad. It
is bad to dip because you can get
cancer, sickness' and disease.
Their breath smells bad. Their
lip will look nasty and their teeth
will be discolored. And you are
wasting money.
You can die from dipping.
Like if you dad dips he can die
and you will be sad. If your
boyfriend does dip, the girlfriend
might break up because your
breath might stink or the can of

Nicholas Lynch Age 9 WES

0Y W

Poem by Austin Hysmith
Roses are Red,
Violets are Blue.
Cigarettes are Stupid,
Chewing is too!



Samantha Age 9 WES

Story by Vanessa Rouse
Roses are red, violets are
blue, cigarettes are stupid. If you
are smoking and you want to
smoke you have a problem.
Smoking can give you lung can-
cer and gum disease. If you are
smart, you won't smoke. If you
chose not to smoke you're doing
the right thing.


Story by Cody Harden
There are many people who,
'dip. I know some and I don't like
it. There are reasons wily your
not suppose to dip. One reason
is it can give you cancer. Another
reason is you can get manydis-,
Dipping can cause, cancer.
When you dip you shouldn't be
proud of it because your gum
will turn black. The doctor will
have to cut part of your mouth
out. That hurts. I would not like
, to have cancer In my mouth.
Also dipping makes you vul-
nerable to sickness and disease.
When you get sick, more than
likely you will be o.k. but some
*diseases you could get you might
die from them. Then everyone
will be sad. You can't come back
when you die.
One more reason you
shouldn't dip is because it will
give you discolored teeth. When
you have discolored teeth your
breath will smell bad. Then you
won't have a girlfriend. You can't
change the way you look then.
You might get cavities, too. Then
you won't have any teeth.
Remember if you dip, you
lose your lip. I mean that too.
You better take my word for it. or
you will lose your iip!

If You Dip, You Lose Your Lip
Rap Song by Marcie Jackson
If you try to dip, you will' lose
your lip ,
I wouldn't want to take that little
So I'll take it to the left and take
it to the right because I don't
want to put up a fight!
So choose the right choice so
,,you don't lose your voice,
And do the right thing and don't
try to dip because I know I don't
want to lose my lip!

IG-thce ,: 48- '

Story by Jacob Jordan.
SI once saw a man. His lips
'were black. He walked like a
dead man, and talked like one to.,
I saw this man getting some
chew out of his pocket. This is
how I saw him to start out with.
-' looked at him and said to
myself,"He is a wacko man or
whatever he is, he is a man with-
out a lip." He now is a man with-
out a mouth, that is what hap-
pened next.
Then he was chewing some-
thing again. Then I didn't even
look at him no more. I saw
another man and he was doing
the same thing, chewing. I said
this must be a dip county
because everyone was doing
except me. That is how I knew
that it was wrong.
Then I moved and I have
never seen anymore dippers in
"No Dip" Wewahitchka. That is
why I hope no dippers move to.
Wewa and that is why I love it.,
That is',how I would help you to
stay alive.


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-Participates at

Tupelo Festival
Cedrick Lenox and
Heather Scott demonstrat-
ed the tar that comes from
cigarette smoke by using a
,itwo-liter bottle. Many teens
.enjoyed the video, litera-
ture, art and journalism

AA.. -

The Tobacco-Free Youth
Council had a booth at the Tupelo
Festival displaying the art from
the Kick-Butts art and journalism
display in The Star. Also, the
youth volunteers did demonstra-
tions with the smoking machine
to show the effects of tar and
smoke to children.
The youth collected signa-
tures on contracts for a chance to
win a "tobacco is toxic" t-shirt.,
Fifty-two student contracts saying
"I am smart and won't start" from
6-17 year olds, 23 adult "I care"
contracts, five adult smokers
"Clean Air" contracts and four
quitters contracts were signed
from three adults and one teen.
A public service announce-
ment was made to about 500 in
attendance about the upcoming
statewide advertising campaign
and a statement to tobacco users
that.it is not aimed at them, but
at tobacco companies.

od- Story by Brandon Rouse
ase, This is a story about how a,
e in boy used tobacco. The result is'
that he lost his life. Would you
want to die? Would you even
want cancer? It isn't worth the
risk! Don't use tobacco, don't
There once was a boy named
Johnny. He used tobacco. His
teeth were yellow. He became
sick. It soon gave hiqi cancer, yet
he still used tobacco. This is
how it happened.
Johnny was nine years old
when he started to use tobacco.
[ His teeth became yellow and dis-
colored. He got cavities and his
teeth started to decay. This
might happen first if you use
tobacco. If you're lucky and stay
Johnny soon .became sick,
but he still used tobacco. He had
to go to the hospital because he
was so sick. The doctor said,
"Johnny, you might have can-
cer." He could even die! This is
step two if you pass step one.
Then they were sure Johnny
had cancer. They did not know
how to tell him. They decided to
tell him when he ate lunch. But
it was too late. Johnnty was hav-
ing surgery on his mouth. The
doctor looked in his mouth and
saw his mouth decaying. After
surgery, Johnny's cancer spread
to his heart. The test had shown
that. Then before they could tell
him he died. He not only lost his
lip, but his life.

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Elizabeth Age 8 WES

Matthew Millen Age 9 WES


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, We are fighting mad about the tobacco companies!
SThey lose 1000 customers a day, but gain 3000 new addicted youth
day! They spend 13.2 million dollars a day to hook kids on their pri
uct. Every 13 seconds an American dies from a tobacco related disev
896 started before age 18. If they make it to 18 tobacco free, only on
10 will start! Help us fight! Greedy Tobacco Companies!

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Lindsey Dimitrijevich FCS

NMichael Griffin
FCS 4th grade

Theme of the week.

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George Duren's Piggly Wiggly recently donated "Drugs Destroy Dreams" bumper stickers and
an ice, cream treat to students at local elementary schools. In the photo above, Jackie
Williams (squatting on left) and Connie Simmons (on right) are shown with representative stu-
dents at Port St. Joe Elementary School. Below, Simmons (in left rear of photo) and Lisa Davis
(far right) are shown making the delivery to students at Highland View Elementary School.

I .' 1l j ,

G.E.D. Examination To Be

Administered on
On April 17th and 18th. the., tions, please feel free to c
G.E.D. examination will, be given 1744 and ask for Merri Cl
again.; Anyone interested in tak- The Florida Depart]
ing this exam should enroll for re- Education has raised the
mediation in the Gulf County testing for the General Eq
Adult School at either the Wewa- cy Diploma. Effective sinec
hitchka High School site or at the 1,. the cost of the complete
main site, located at 2855 Long exam has increased from
Avenue. If you have any ques- $40. In addition. as of Ju
standard score require(
increase as follows: J
1998-42 on each of
tests; July 1, 1999-44
Perfo'orming ArtS of the five tests; and
Auditions at GCCC 2000-45 on each of
at CC tests. The average score
Auditions for Gulf Coast main at 45 as is curre
Community College Performing quired.
Arts Scholarships will be held on Please note that ca
Tuesday, April 14, in the FSU- who have taken the test
PCC Auditorium. Auditions for in- and passed at least onrie t
strumentalists will be held at to July 1 will be allowed t
4:00 p.m. Actors and.tech. thea- under current score
tre auditions will be held at,5:00 ments, a score of 40 on e
p.m. Auditions for the Singing and an average score of4
Commodores will be.held at 6:00 June 30, 2000. Candida
p.m. Please call 872-3886 for in- begin the entire test batt
formation requirements. Ing subsequent years wi

call 227- lorded t
hristie. privileges
ment of An
e cost of eming el
|uivalen- the G.E.
e March candidate
e G.E.D. Social Si
$25 to curitr' ni
ly 1, the ficatiion
ents will the naim
July 1, of the ex
the five examine
on each Florida E
July 1, Identifica
the five
shall re- ..
ntdly re- m


t battery
est prior
o qualify'
each test
45, until'
sites who'
tery dur-
ll be af-

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The new Roth IRA presents,
an interesting option for IRA
retirement savers. The 1997 Tax
Relief Act.- created the Roth IRA
where current contributions are
not deductible, as they are with
the traditional IRA, however with
the Roth. IRA withdrawals will be
There is a provision that
allows you to convert an existing
IRA to the Roth if your adjusted
gross income is less than
$100,000. You must pay taxes on
the amount converted. If you con-
vert in 1998 you can elect to pay
the taxes over a four-year period.
Depending on your tax
bracket it might make sense to
convert your existing IRA now,
pay the tax while you are in a
lower tax bracket and have other
income sources to pay the tax,
providing more money to spend
at retirement. You are in effect
converting from a tax deferred
savings to tax-free savings.

A traditional IRA account
requires that you begin with-
drawing money at age 70 1/2.
There is not a withdrawal require-
ment with the Roth. As an estate-
planning tool, money in your
Roth IRA could pass tax free to
your heirs.
At age 59 1/2, and if the
Roth account has been open for
five years, you can withdraw as
much as you want tax and penal-
ty free.
If you have pre-retirement
needs (prior to age 59 1/2) you
may withdraw any amount you
have contributed at anytime
(after the account is open five
years) tax and penalty free. You
may not withdraw any amounts
attributed to. earnings of the
account until age 59 1/2 without
For better financial health
consult with your professional
tax planner.
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the same "grandfa
s at that year's score
added requirement
igibility of candidate
D. test states that
e must "...present a
security card, Social
timber or taxpayer id
number properly li
e and associated nu
aminee. Additionally
e must present a
Driver's License or Fl
ition Card.".

Thanks Piggly Wiggly
Port St. Joe Elementary
School would like to thank Piggly
Wiggly, ,especially George Duren,
for their donation of ice cream for
our students. We all scream for
ice cream! Thanks!!
L Also, thanks for the "Drugs
Destroy Dreams" bumper stick-
Drawing Contest
Marina Groceries will be
sponsoring a picture drawing con-
test called, "Springtime in Port St.
Joe". Any child who is in kinder-.
garten through sixth grade is
imdited to participate.
S,, The contest started Monday,

April 6 and will run through May
1. Pictures should be dropped off
at Marina Groceries, located at
208 Monument Avenue, for dis-
play and will be judged.
Prizes will be awarded as fol-
lows-first place, $50 savings
bond at Wewahitchka State Bank;
second place, T-shirt; third place,
a hat.
Math Tutoring
Following "Spring Break",
Chip Garrett will be continue to
offer tutoring in math to fifth and
sixth grade students on Tuesday
and Thursday afternoons from
2:30 to 3:30. If you are interested,
please contact Mr. Garrett at 227-

from Highland View Elementary School

Happy Easter To All!
Dates to Remember:
April 24 Kindergarten
registration from 8:00 to 2:00. ET.
You will need to bring:
*Birth certificate;
eSocial security number; ,
*Immunizations record, with
Hepatitis B; and
*Health exam (within the year).
May 1 ... Track 'n Field-
Students in fourth through sixth
grades from all the county schools
will compete at St. Joe
Elementary this year.
May 20 ... Graduation for
sixth grade.
May 20 ... Graduation for
fifth grade.

Tootsie Roll
I)rive Completed
SThe Knights of Colunbus
Council #11572 from Port St. Joe
, arid Mexico Beach has recently
completed its annual Tootsie Roll
K Drive. Because of the help of the
citizens of this area, the Knights
were able to increase the total
their" funding received for the third
consecutive year. The Council
gov. again elected to donate all of the
es to funds which were raised to the
each Gulf County Association for Re-
valid Larded Citizens.
I Se-
lenti- Shown in the adjacent photo,
sting presenting the check to GARC Ex-
mber Gcutive Director Diana Harrison,
v. the are Jim Newrton, Knights of Co-
valid lumbus Project Chairperson, and
orida Terry Staab, Knights of Colum-
bus Grand Knight.

Yearbooks It's not too
late to order a yearbook. .. When
one gets older, and you have that
yearbook in your hand Ifrom the
past, how much younger in your
heart will you feel! Yearbooks will
cost you only S10.00 for years of
.sweet memories. Get yours now!

SGulff County Schools
*Lunch Menu
APRIL 13 17, 1998

MON- Corn Dog, Corn, Juice,
Milk and Fruit Cobbler.
TUEES- Pizza Burger,. Lima
Beans, Milk and Fruit Cobbler.
WEDS- Chicken. Rice
w/Gravy, Green Beans,
Applesauce, Roll and Milk.
THURS-- Pizza, Sliced
Peaches, Tossed Salad, Milk

FRI-' Meat/Cheese Sdwich,
French Fries, Milk and Cookie.

1221. 1
Reading Materials
Books, magazines, and news-
papers are all important house-
hold furnishings that invite read-
ing. It doesn't much matter
whether you purchase them,
whether you get them from the
library, or whether they are new
or used.
The important thing is that
reading materials be where you
live and where your children can
see them, touch them, and read
Class of 2004
"Class of 2004" tee shirts are
being offered to our sixth graders.
It will have actual signatures of
the sixth grade students on the
front and faculty and staff on the
back. The cost is $7.00 (cash
only) and should be paid by
Friday, April 17.
Bulldog Memories
We are now taking orders for
the 1998 Bulldog Memones year-
book. The cost is $15.00 and
checks should be made payable to
P.S.J. Elementary School P.T.O.
The deadline to order is Friday,
April 17.
Progress Reports
SProgress reports for thisgrad-
ing period will be sent home on
Tuesday, April 21. II' you would
like to schedule a parent/teacher
conference, please call 227-1221.
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 I11, 1997).
Track and Field Day
Track and Field Day will take
place on Friday, May 1 at the Port
St. Joe High School football stadi-
Career Week
OuIr annual "Career Week"
will.-take place May 4 through 6.
During "Career Week" parents
and community people will be
invited to talk to our students
about their job and the training
required for their job.

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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
0 \ ^ and the request from the property
S\owners is to have the land use
changed to Residential / Commer-
'M cial use. The owners of the property
are Lyle and Sylvinie Ake.
2tc, March 5 and April 9, 1998




There's Gold In Florida

There's gold coming out of
Florida waters. Golden crab that
is. Its golden-cream color shell
sets this crab apart from its other
large relatives, the snow and king
crab. This treasure is harvested
during the spring at depths of 540
to 2,160 feet. This is about 10
times the- depth at which blue
crab or stone crab are harvested.
The male crabs are the largest
/ and the ones of commercial value.
They run in bachelor groups and
weigh on average from two to five

Small Bus

GCCC's Small Business
Development Center and the IRS
will co-sponsor a series of work-
shops entitled, "Small Business
Tax Workshops" to be presented
by representatives of the IRS and
the Florida Department of
Revenue. The classes will be held

Stamp Show at
Ft. Walton Beach
The Panhandle Philatelic So-
clety will host "Stampfest II," the
second of four shows in 1998, on
April 25. The show will be held at
the Knights of Columbus Hall, lo-
cated at 205 Carol Avenue, next
to Home Depot, in FLt. Walton
Beach' .
Show hours will be 9:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m., and admission and
parking are free. Free stamp col-
lecting newspapers will be availa-
Some dozen stamps dealers
from all over the south will offer a
wide variety of United States,
confederate, and worldwide
stamps and covers, as well as
stamp collecting supplies and lit-
erature. Many dealers will offer
informal, verbal appraisals 'of
philatelic items. The U.S. Post Of-
fice at Shallmar will offer current
U.S. stamps at this show as well.
Collectors of all levels of ex-,
pertise, as well as Interested non-
collectors, are invited to attend
and buy, sell, trade, or just
browse among the thousands of
Items on display.
Additional quarterly shows
for 1998 will be held on July 25
and October "3'3. For additional
information, please call Fred
Brafford at (850) 651-2770.

BID NO. 9798-1
The Board of County Commussioners of Gulf
County. Florida. 'will receive sealed bids from any
person. company. or corporauon interested In pro'
%iding to the County the lollowmg
2.000 5.000 cubic yards
.of clay and top soil
Delivery Date must be specified
Liquidated damages for failure 10 deliver unit on
specilled dale will be set at $25 00 per day
Please Indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID. the BID NUMBER. and what the BID
is for
Bids will be received until 5"00 o clock. pm.
E D T. Tuesday. April 21. 1998. at the Office of the
Clerk of Circult Court. Gulf County Courthouse.
;000 Fifth Street. Port St Joe. Florida 32456
The Board reserve. the right to reject any and all
,'si Warren J yeager. Jr. Chairman
2tc. April 9 and 16 1998
BID NO. 9798-12
The Gulf County Board of County Commim.ioners
will be seeking bid, for the collectUon. separauon
and di-po.al of all El Nino storm debns, from inter.
esied and qualified contractors Bid package can
be obLainea at a MANDATORY pre-bid conference
to be held on Pnday. April 10. 1996 at 900 AM
EDT at the Preble-Rish. Inc office located at 102
Reid AMenue. Port SL Joe. FL. BIds iall be received
at the Gulf County Clerk s Office located at 1000
5th Street Poa St Joe. FL between 8 00 AM and
830 AM ET Saturday April 11. 1998
Recornmendauon of 3swards will be presented to
the Boaid of County Comrnlmssloners at 9 00 AM ET
Saturday at the Board Room of the Gull County
Board or County Comomrlrioneri
Warren J Yeager. Jr. Chairman
itc. April 9. 1998,

pounds each.
The meat is white and deli-
cately flavored. A quick and easy
way to serve it is with a heated
butter sauce. It can also be.sub-
stituted in recipes for blue crab,
stone crab, lobster or shrimp. It is
available fresh, but is sold pri-
marily as frozen-cooked halves or
clusters and picked meat.
Harvesting can occur year
round but the largest production
is from January to September.
Once Florida's stone crab harvest

has ceased, these same fishermen
harvest the golden crab. If you
haven't eaten golden crab before
you'll find' "Gold Salad with.
Lemon-Caper Dressing" is a good
recipe to acquaint you with its:
delicious flavor. This salad is also
low in calories,

For information on Florida
golden crab and other Florida
seafood, .check out the
Department of Agriculture's web,
site at www.fl-seafood.com.

iness Tax Workshop

April 21 to 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 April 23rd's class will cover
p.m. at GCCC's Lifelong Learning accounting methods, record keep-
Center in Room 242. ing and substantiation, and
-. .. S .. .'A ll. record retention.

April 2z1sts class will cover
sales tax, state unemployment
tax, intangible tax, corporate
income .tax, and information
sources for all businesses. April
22nd's class will cover payroll
taxes and information returns.

The courses are free of
and reservations may be mi
-contacting the SBDC, local
2500 Minnesota Avenue in
Haven, or by calling (850


Dune Restoration
Mack Thetford and Deborah Miller, researchers
University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agrici
Sciences, are shown in the photo above planting gallberr
beach in the Florida Panhandle. The two researchers are i
ing dunes destroyed by Hurricane Opal in 1995 by using
ety of fencing methods to collect sand. The gallberry is pa
planting program to stabilize the sand once dunes form. C
wildlife will benefit from the dune restoration. as well
Miller and Thetford. [Photograph by Milt Putnaml ,

iade by
ated at
n Lynn
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Gold and Slim Salad
Seafood alternatives: Florida stone
crab, blue crab or spiny lobster
3/4 pound cooked,, picked Florida
Golden crab meat.
2 19-ouince cans asparagus;
spears, drained
3 hard-cooked Florida eggs. sliced
Lemon-Caper Dressing
Arrange asparagus spears in
a starburst pattern on a serving
platter and surround with sliced
eggs. Place crab meat in center of
asparagus and top with Lemon-
Caper dressing.: Sprinkle with
paprika. Yield: 6 servings.
Nuinlttve value of salad per serving:
Calories 120, Calortes from fat -10. Total
F fat 4g. Saturated fat Ig, Cholesterol
125mg, Total carbohydrates 5g, Protein
Lemon-Caper Dressing.
1/4 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
1 tablespoon capers, drained
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 drops-hot pepper sauce

Combine all ingredients with
Sa wire whisk. Chill. Yield approxi-
.- mately 2/3 cup.
Nurrtrue value of dressing: Calories 25.
Calories from fat 20. Total fat 2g. Saturated
Jfat Og. Cholesterol 2g. Protein Og.
, ',, Golden Crab Imperial
S1 pound cooked, picked golden
crab meat
2/3 cup finely chopped green
.,, pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup cracker crumbs or corn,
lA 1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons lemon juice
S1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon dry mustard
Combine all ingredients
except paprika. Turn into lightly-
oiled individual casseroles or
ramekins. Sprinkle with paprika
q and bake at 350 degrees F for 20'
minutes. Yield: 4 servings.
Golden Crab Meat Cornucopia
1 pound cooked, picked golden,
crab meat
with I/2 cup mayonnaise
altural 2 teaspoons sugar
restor- 1 tablespoon lemon Juice
a vare I can (8 oz) mandarin oranges.
rt of a drained
coastall 1 cup thinly sliced celery
, says 1/2 cup sliced- pitted ripe olives
2 tablespoons,sliced green onions
Leaf lettuce
Combine mayonnaise, sugar.
and lemon juice. Add remaining
ingredients and toss. Serve on
IR bed of leaf lettuce. Yield: 6 serv-
ings. ,
Golden Crab Spread
1 pound cooked, Jpicked golden
crab meat
1Z cup dairy sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 package (6/10 oz.) Italian salad
dressing mix
1 tablespoon horseradish mus-
qua tard
N.i Fresh parsley, chopped
with Chips or crackers
Combine first five Ingredients.
ires Chill. Garnish with parsley and
serve with chips or crackers.
ban Yield: approximately 3 cups.
and -'.
ngi- Peppy Seafood Sauce
1/2 cup chili sauce
1/2 cup catsup
th a 3 tablespoons lemon juice
the 1 tablespoon horseradish
I teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
m? 1/2 teaspoon grated onion
help 1/4 teaspoon salt
elp 3 drops hot pepper sauce
dew 1/8 teaspoon pepper
vell- i Combine all ingredients and
chill thoroughly. Yield: approxi-
i mately 1 1/2 cups.
Sweet and Sour Sauce
1/2 cup catsup
1/3 cup Orange marmalade

3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce,'
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1 teaspoon horseradish
1/4 teaspoon curry powder
In a saucepan mix all ingredi-
ents together and heat until hot
and bubbly. Serve warm. Yield:
approximately 1 cup.
Mustard Sauce
1/2 cup dairy sour cream
1 1/2 tablespoons prepared mus-
2 teaspoons margarine or butter,
1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes
1/8 teaspoon salt
Combine all ingredients. Heat
at a very low temperature, until
warm, stirring occasionally. Do
not boil. Yield: approximately 2/3
Note: recipes can be adjusted for
individual tastes and diets.

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 2 Lots
PRICE INCLUDES: Large family room with fireplace,
dining room with bay window, kitchen and breakfast
area, den, bonus room, screened porch, utility room,
central heat/air.

1. k

Do you know Who owns this
beautiful Pekingese? The dog is full
grown, honey colored with white
streak on forehead and white on
tips of feet. It was picked up near
the Dead Lakes Dam in Wewa on
April 1st. If may have been lost
during the flooding. Need to find
its owner. Call Humane Society at
227-1103. ,

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; p I 1 ST. JOE

.27- 0,b-

The Board of Commissioners of the Northwest
Florida Regional Housing Authority. will hold an
Annual Meeting April 24, 1998, in the Cambridge
Room, Ramada Inn North, 2900 North Monroe St.,
Tallahassee, Florida. Business Meeting will begin at
`7:30 P.M., E.D.S.T. The meeting will be open to the
lIC. April 9. 1998


Hannon Realty and Mr. Frank Hannon are .
pleased to announce the appointment of Ms.
Sandra K. Smock as President and qualifying -
Broker of Hannon Realty, Inc. Mr. Hannon has
'also transferred his ownership interest to Ms.
Smock and her husband, Tom Mays.
After 50 years of service to the Port St. Joe
community, Mr. Hannon retires from active par-
ticipation in the firm's affairs, but remains asso-
ciated with Hannon Realty, Inc. as a broker- -'


Sandy Smock
Managing Broker
Tom Mays

Frank Hannon
Ted Cannon

Salesperson', Associate
Suite 100
Hwy: 98
The Port Inn MUM-I145




ADR 136 /
LOT. 4-6
TAX 2156


ADR 158 /
TAX#r2146 /

ADR 114
LOTJ# 6-8
TAX# 2152.

ADR 139

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\ Itc, April 9, 1998

The City of

Commission will

hold a public
hearing on April
13th, 1998 in
City Hall at 6:30
P.M. for vacating
of alley. All
interested parties
are asked to
Pamela L. Harden
City Clerk



The City of Mexico Beach is a Equal Housing Opporitty,
Community. In an effort to further Fair Housing Practices,
the City of Mexico Beach has passed a Fair Housing
Ordinance which states that It is illegal to discriminate
against any person because of race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status, or national origin, in accor-
dan'e Jwith the Fair Housing Amendmehts ,Act Of '1988
Anyone who feels he or she has been dlscrimjnt:6te
against may file a complaint of housing discrimindtion
by calling 1-800-669-9777 or TDD at 1-800-927-9275,or.;-
contact the City- of Mexico Beach at (850) 648-57001
1o, April ,1998 -

Ilelb -II/

The Star Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. April 9. 1998

EST at Port Theatre Antique Mall, Pt St. Joe.
Shop 'til midnight Mall open Tues. Sat.
Wade Clark Auctions
10% Buyer's Premium, AB 1239, AU 1737.
if 4/2

'92 Southwind motor home basement
model, 2 air, generator, awnings, 45,000
miles, excel. cond., car caddy & satel-
lite. $35,000.,647-3253. ,. 4tp 4/9
1995 Ford Taurus LE loaded, excellent
cond., 64k, $8,950. Will take trade or
small equity and take up payments,
$193 month. Dag.. 647-8664,
evenlngs.648-4526 4tp'4/9:
1986 Dodge 600 converuble. $1.000:
'86 Dodge Colt, runs. needs work. S400.,
647-3317. Itc 4/9
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier. 2 dr.. 5 speed.
air,. cd, 24.000 miles. 3 months left on
warranty, excellent condition, $8,750.
227-2077. ltc4/9
1970 24 ft. Winnebago motor home.
SI,200 obo. 648-4468. 2tp 4/2'

1992 Dodge 4 door Dynasty, loaded,
117k miles. very good cond.. 83.450
obo. Call 647-8664 days, 648-4526
night. 4tp 4/9
i979 28'. South,wlnd motor home.
loaded 400 Dodge engine., very good
cond.. ready to go.. 8,750 obo. Call
647-8664 days. 648-4526 night. ',
4tp 4/9

'86 S-10 extended -cab. 2wd. arri/fm
stereo cassette. custom rims & tires.
$3,500: 227-1568 after 5. 4tc 3/26
'93 Honda 250 Nighthawk motorcycle.
low miles, 81.950. Call 227-1639 or
227-1109. ask for Charlie or Linda.
.. .. ': tfc4/2

14' Whitellne aluminum bateau. 40 hp
Suzuki motor with electric start. trolling.
motor a' d trailer. 83.000 firm. Call
^ 227-1800 after 5:00 PNLo6r-cafl and
leave message. tfc 4/2
26. 1 Mako with twin 150 hp E\-mrudes.
less than 400 hours. Some electronics
and all aluminum tandem trailer.
Reasonable offer. 648-8211. tfc 4/2

II.] U :1 IL~

and one-half hours north of Atlanta in
Murphy. N.C. Two bedrooms. 2 baths:
completely furnished. S375 weekly. No
smokers, no pets. 850-639-2465.
S4tp 4/9

Mexico Beach cottage. furnished, I
bdrm.. I ba.. one block from beach.
Ideal for single person or weekend get-
away. Available Apr.-Nov. 8300 mo.
plus utilities. S200 deposit. No pets.
647-5792.leave message. 2tp 4/2

Office Space: Professional office build-
Ing In downtown Port St. Joe for lease.
Approx. 1000 sq. ft. Very versatile
space. 229-9766. 4tp 4/2
Two bedroom. I bath w/screened in
porch. Small country home. S325
month. Call Charlie (850) 896-8828.
Uc 4/9

Lot. 3/4 acre. corner lot. East Laketlew
and Sunset Drive n Wewahltchka. S125
per month. 639-5182. Utc 3/26

Mobile home, 2 bdrm., '-' ba.. unfur-'
., nished, St. Joe Beach. private lot. $350
N per mo. including waten and sewer.
$150 security deposit. adults only, no
pets. 1 year lease required. Call 850-
647-5194. tfc 3/19
Two 'bedroom furnished trailer at
Overstreet. Call 648-5306. tfc 4/2

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




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


St. Joe Beach bungalow. 3 bd/1 bath,
cha, $350/mo. Call Sandy at Hannon
Realty, Inc. 227-1450. Itc 4/9
Bay view in Beacon Hill. 3 bd/1 bath,
$550/mo. Call Sandy at Hannon Realty,
Inc., 227-1450. Itc 4/9
Office space owner will build to suit up
to 1950 sq. ft. of office space. Building
to be located on Third St., Port St. Joe,
FL. Please call 227-1292 or 227-2077
for more information. 4tc 3/19
For Sale/Rent: Bayfront house at Cape
San Blas, 3 bdrm., 2 ba., Ig. covered
decks, appliances. Call Phil at. 227-
2112 or 229-8409.. t 'fc 4/2
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. i tfc9/25

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 Realty of Mexico
Beach, Inc. 648-5777 or 1-800-874-
5073. tfc 4/2

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.
tfc, 4/2

Dietary help needed, part time position,'
experience helpful but will train suc-
cessful applicant. Contact: Bay St.
Joseph Care Center, 220 9th St., Port
St. Joe)FL 32456. (850) 229-8244, fax
(850) 229-1042. 2tc 4/9

Sunrise-Bay St. Joseph Care Center
has the following positions available
ADON, experienced in long term care.
Staff Developer,' experience' helpful.
Excellent wage and benefit package.
Call or appothtment'or- send resume to
Bay St. Joseph Care Center, 220 9th
St., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, 850-229-
8244, fax 850-229-1042. 2tc 4/2
Walters. waitresses and cashiers apply
Ln person at Toucan's on Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach. See Bill or John. No.
phone calls please. tfc 3/26
Caring individual needed as CNA; need
one for 3-11 and one for 11-7. Excellent
medical insurance plan: above average
salary. Call for lnter1iew or come by
Bay St. Joseph Care Center. 220 9th
St.. 229-8244 2tc 4/2

Maintenance man. minor repairs. year
round position, must have own trans-
Sportaton. benefits. Weekend work nec-
essary during season. Drug free work-
place. Fantasy Properties. 648-5146.
tfc 4/2
Receptionist/Reservationist: property
management office, requires customer
interface, good telephone skills, com-

Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty puter experience. Full time position
Manor Circle. Port St. Joe. Affordable with benefits. For our new St. Joe Bay
housing for the elderly and the hand-, office. Fantasy Properties. Inc.. call
capped. s 648-5146. tfc 4/2
Cen. h &a. laundry facilities. energy'
efficient const.. stove & reftrg.. fur- Part-time securilt/grounds keeper.
nished. fully carpeted. I bdrm.. apts. on breakfast attendant/cashier, snack bar
site attendant/cashier. Must be 18 or over.
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex. No phone calls. Apply at El Governor
Call 229-6353 for more Information. Motel, Mexico BeachFL. 2tc 4/2
ice 4/2 Experienced office help needed, Port St.
Joe location, Rich's IGA, contact Betty
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. ,No ;at 227-1564. tic 4/2
pets. I block from'St. Joe Beach. 647- ,
5106. 1 tfc4/2,,,P ew Amm) 7' ea& 227-I-7Y

1.200 sq. ft. office space, located on
Hwy. C-30, S750 month. includes utilli-
ties. Call 227-1774. tfc 4/2

* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
laundry rm.
" Large 2 bedroom' apartment, stove &
refrlg.. washer/dryer hook-up.
*New extra I1. 3 bdrm. house. -I. 1/2 ba..',,
inside laundry rm, ch&a. dishwasher
& stove, fully carpeted. No pets.
*Small 2 bdrm. home. auto. heat & air,
washer/dryer hook-up.
*One bedroom apartment, washer
/dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
fic 4/2

Executive home: 3 bedroom. 2 bath.
appliances, on goll course. 229-7177
days. ask for Colleen. 5tc 4/2

Yard Sale: 2 families. April 10 and 1 Ith.
8:00 a.m. 1007 Marvin Ave. Clothes.
kitchen ware. and misc. items.
Yard Sale: -Corner of 3rd St. and
Woodward Ave. Blue house. Thermal
sliding glass doors, organ, satellite sys-
tem. Saturday. 8 to ? Itp 4/9

Yard Sale: Some furniture, baby stuff,
clothes (r. sizes 3/4). Plenty other misc.
2005 Marn-in Ave.. PSJ. Saturday. April
11.8 a.m. 12 p m. Cancel if rain.
Yard Sale: 121 Hunter Circle. Saturday.
April 11. 8 am. till noon.

'Yard Sale., Saturday. April I I. from 8:00
a.m. until. Large and small clothes.
glassware. this and that. 528 4th St.

S ... .... .. 4/2

Crystal Clear Car Wash on Hwy. 98,
41st St., Mexico Beach. Help wanted,
with option of renting. Call 648-3090
for more information.' 2tc 4/9
Cleaning person wanted for small cab-
ins, Cape San Bias. Call 229-8775.
4tc 4/9

Accepting resumes for dental assisting
,position, experience preferred, but not
'required. Submit resumes to: James A.
Padgett, DDS, 218 Avenue E,
Apalachicola, FL 32320. tfc 4/9

The Gulf Co. Board of' County
Commissioners will accept applications
until 5:00 p.m. E.D.T., Friday, April 24,
1998 for the following positions:
(2). Applications may be obtained at the
Gulf County Mosquito Control Dept.,
1001 10th St., Port St. Joe, FL 32456,
Monday Friday, 7:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.;
E.D.T. This is a contract position and
may last up to 6 months or longer, '40
hours or less per week. All applicants
must have a valid Florida Driver's
License. Gulf County enforces a drug-
free workplace policy and is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employ-
er. 2t 4/9

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

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

Free Estimates RF 0066770
pd -..1 i ,"

Irldeoroaeae marketing Rep. 119212
107 Sunset Circle Port St. Joe,

TLC Lawn Service
Colering to All Vour Lavwn
Service Needs
.lh-,.Irig TriTirmingr Cleron Oui'
t.l." duringng Sc.r., Inr.' Fer1ilzlr.,g
L.ar.acping aonr.3 Mlr.cr c-rnr.kler R.ep r.''
per. a.io e,- 229-6435

( 1) e'U Res idential
"'o 'Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
* Flea Control Condominiums
*, Household Pest Control, New Treatment/
* i E.!iail WDC',) R.p:.r,,' Construction Sites
Serving Gulf'Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections




Now hiring food servers, kitchen help
and bartenders. Apply in personal The
Top of the Gulf, talk with Jonnie. No
phone calls please, tfc 4/2

'95 Dutchmen pop up camper, with air
cond., excellent condition, $3,800. 647-
3242 after 5 p.m. 2tc 4/9
16' camper hull. as is. 8550 obo. 12.000
btu window air cond. unit, S150. 648-
4767. 2tc 4/2

4-pc. bedroom set, $250; 7 seat sec-
tional .sofa bed, electric recliner,
$450 beige; glass top dining table
seats 8 with black chairs., 550:
Kenmore heavy duty washer & dryer,
$300 both. 227-1988. ITP
Two Drom dresses. all sequins. sizes 12.
one red and one black. Call 827-2300.

Computer table, corner unit: Sears
treadmill like new. Need bedllner for full
size pick up, short wheel base, Ford
F150: also aluminum bed rails. Call'
647-5106 or 227-7449. tic 4/9
Only 7 left. hand crocheted dresses, size
9 to 18 months. Heirloom quality. 827-
2379. 2tc 4/2

Two triple single hung aluminum white
windows. 9'x4'8 and two triple single
hung aluminum white windows. 8'x4"8".
Total price, 8480. 227-1269.
tic 4/2

Cast iron Whirlpool tub w/pump & all
accessories. Never installed. Must go.
8800 obo, Kenmore gas range. S40.
647-5722. 5tc 4/2

One travel trailer. 82.000. Call 648-
5306. Utc 4/2

1/2 PRICE.
302-B Reid Ave.
4 3/.26

Glynn Dykes
"No job too big; or too small"
Free Eslimales Insured .
11 2


Jeff Wood 227-1559

RC. 00 5i9 36
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply a Repairs
-It here Quacit. Is Ho1her Than Price
dic .2

BART'S g [
- Household Repairs
* Painting. Interior/Exterior Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
(850) 229-1051.
S. ti 4/2

St. Joe Rent-Ail, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2111


5x10 1Ox10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week

Elegant size 6 wedding dress w/lace-
Sedged neckline, too beautiful to
describe, must see! Matching veil also.
227-7196 or 229-8216. tfc 4/2
Prom dresses, size 12 and up. Call 827-
2916; leave message if no answer.
2tc 4/2

Cash on the Spot will pay top dollar,
up to S 1,500 for most old mobile
homes; Damaged or not, fast service. 1-
800-966-6077. 4tp 3/26
Small shrimp boat, pleasure boat, fire-
place, freezer, assorted lawn equipment,
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee and much
.more Call 648-5S21. 3tp 3/26

Watch Bands & Batteries, 216 3rd St..
lOte 3/26


BARFIELD'S, 229-2727

natural blend of vegetable oils. pro-
motes healing & hair growth to "hot
spots" & severe mange on dogs & hors-
LAWN & GARDEN. 229-2727.
(www.happ3lackinc.coml 6tc 4/9

Reduce to.iclty and restore nutrients
stripped by deworming. Ask BAR-
about Happy Jack Vltatabs. For dogs
& cats. (www.happyjacklnc.com)
FREE black lab/doble mLx to good
home. I year, spayed. all shots. very
loving & playful, 647-9209. 2tc 4/9

Safjw .e Saw '*- 7 76e- Sea

6 & Enterprises
We Manicure Your Lawn Io Your
850-647-5722, fax 647-3870,
Cell 850-227-6738 c 1 1

All// Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service

6 Available at
The Athletic
'97 State
Championship 9
1/2 o House,


Nice bunny rabbit, cage and feed. S15.
648-4514." : : lItp

Weea waterfront. 3 bdrm.. 2 pumps,
big fenced in yard. beautiful. good fish-
mg. high & dry. low 30's. 763-5758.
Itc 4/9

Two apartments, (1)13 bdrm., 2 ba.; (1)
1 bdrm., 1 ba., ready to move into.
Third apartment in' rear needs some
work. S55.000. 227-7424. 6tp 4/9
3 bedroom, 2 bath home on 3 lots.:
Downtown Weweahitchka. located on 3rd
Street and Henry Ave. Call 639-5249.
S4p 4/2

4 bedroom, 2 ba. brick home. Ig. screen
back' porch, privacy fence. 1, 04 2-1st
Street. CallI for appi to see. 229-6727
after 4:30 p.m. tfc 4/2
3 bedroom, I bath home, central
heat/air,. 1192 sq. ft., lot size 91x1l24'.:
1908 Cypress Ave. Mon.-Fri. (850) 227-
1416, ext. 102. 2tc 4/2
Home for Sale (S49.500). 165 Lucy
Circle. In city limits. 3 bdrm.. ch/a. car-
port, large fenced in back yard. excel-"
lent neighborhood. For appointment
call 639-5515. 2tp 4/2
For Sale by Owner. 3 bedroom. I 1/2
bath. fully carpeted. fenced back yard.
S55.000. 520 8th St.. 229-6909 by
appointment only. 5tp 4/2

Highland View. nice home on 2 lots. 3
large bedrooms, completely remodeled.
view of bay. no dov.-n paT-ment. low
monthly payments. Call Joan at Crystal
Sands Realty'. Mexico Beach. 648-4400.
tic 4/2

Three bedroom. 2 bath house, screened
porch, near schools., cen. h&a, S68.000.
Call after 6:00 p.m. 227-2560. tfc 4/2

C. '. Is tawn
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
Pori St. Joe Call

Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218 3S 4/2

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

L 'INTE.... & EXTR"O "

648-5474 ; FL License ER 0010992, RA0054218,

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

.im It I N )A IMA* f L SUM5 1f:. V5VIfl,.') KCIVI
St. Joe Glass & Mirror

A CLEANING STEAM CLEANING 816-D 4th St. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 227-3885
AD E D T CLEAN'\''". Mirrors Plex-Glass Furniture Tops Desk Tops
R CE I LINI ING I Residential Commercial Industrial Shower Doors
C _xL K Boat Glass Heavy Equipment Glass

Odor Control 24 Hr Water Damage Z H & M IRRIGATION
Pet Stains Free Estimates Z for All Your Watering Needs
(850) 227-5098 or 229-9663 HAL KEELS FREE : 229-2738

Pagef fSv


Paite Eight The Star Port St. Joe l~L. Thursday. AnrIl 9. 1998

Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words, $2.00 for
each additional week, plus 5< for each addi-
tional word per week. Call 227-1278 to place
. Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.




For sale by owner: two story new home,
2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2 bath, mas-
ter bdrm., 22'x16' with garden tub,
sunken den w/flreplace and home the-
atre system with surround sound. Front
and rear porch, 12'x16' util. shed. By
appt. only. 101 Yaupon, 229-6411.
tf6 4/2

Creek near Lake Seminole sits this 2
bdrm., 1: ba. block cottage with
screened porch. On a half acre lot plus
a separate one room cabin with a bath,
$29,900. Call Linda Atkinson at
Miller-Griffin, Realty rCo. in
Balnbridge, GA at 1-888-785-8574 or
912-246-3303. 2tc 3/26
Home for sale by owner: brick home, 1
1/2 lots, nice neighborhood. 4 bed-
rooms, 2.5 baths. family room, sun
room. Formal living & dining room.
Custom kitchen & breakfast nook, hot
tub. swimming pool, large deck. fenced
in back yard. 2700 sq. ft. hearing &
cooling. Location 103 20th St., .PSJ
(904) 229-8409. By appointment only.
L t4/2

Cape San Bias townhome for sale by
owner. Security gate, ocean view.
Tennis; pool, fishing lakes. Like new,
many extras. Must see to appreciate.
227-3351. tfc 4/2
1/2 acre lots. 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekvlew Subd., with septic
tank & well. S2,500 down, 8132.16 mo.
Call George, 229-6031. :, Lfc 4/2

Cavalier Zone 3 mobile home. 3 bd.. 2
ba., deck, garden tub & many extras,
acreage atalable. 227-2521 or 229-
8002. tfe 4/2

House Painting, inside and out, small
jobs preferred, very affordable. Leave
message, 227-3268. 4tc 4/9
I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803.
tfc 4/2

Haul off, clean out garages, antics, yard
sale. storage, etc. 647-9214. 4tc 3/26

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

647-3699 OPr .API LNCE RUAIR

Catherine L. Collier
Independent Sales
211 Allen Memorial Way
Port St. Joe
(850) 229-6460O

- Resiamnrol Cuiom' Wood
* Corm ICIOl Ialjia.l.-

A 8R Fence
Fenela and concrete Wor
Albert Firechm.-rr,.,-, EE EInmote:
EIN #593115646 (850) 647-4047

8 Trimming
2294737 d5/98

Lots on Dead Lakes, West Arm Section. Wanted house in Wewahitchka area,
Call 639-5920. tfc 4/2 Call 227-3511 Pat. tfc 4/2

A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75'xl50' lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking
$55,000. Call 647-3292. tfc 4/2
Nice 2 bedroom mobile home, fenced
corner lot, low down payment.
Owner/agent, $25,000. 227-1980.
tfc 4/2

I/2 acre lots on
paved county road,
septic tanks, wells,
natural gas, ready
to move onto.
$16,000. Owner
financing with 10%
down. Call Billy
Carr, 227-2020,
c 3/5

Housecleaning or caretaking. hard-
working, caring Individual seeking
employment in local area. Ref. avail-
able. Call anytime. 827-2453. ask for
Tracy. reasonable rates. 2tp 4/9

Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Saturday 8:00 p.m. ET"
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday. 8:00 p.m.
AL-ANON Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church, PSJ
Wewa Serenity Group, Presbvterian
Church,, Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday and
Thursday at 7:00.

Storm Damage? Offering water
clean up. Painting interior -
exterior, sheetrock work, debris
removal, panelling, tree ser-
vices. Call Larry 639-4501
i 3/26o


& Stucco

by DeGraff
SAfordable REAL
Stucco Work
Over 50 colors to choose from.
All Stucco -
No Styrofoam
: Also specializing in:

.Sinutdated Brick
Simulated Stone
,: Quality Painting

Call Tim, "The
Stucco Man"

CONCRETE, Sidewalks-Patios-Driveways
InC House Foundations
Uc. #97-0138 ERVICES
16 Apalachee St. Apalachicola GLEN CLAYTON (850) 653-9243

PTcce Heating & Cooling
A/C Heating Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
Slate Li. #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

CASE NO. 98-18

IN RE: The Estate of
I Deceased.
Queen sleeper sofa, excellent condition, HELEN iT dr,:ei d Ce No 8-iin of the is pende ing
very clean, neutral shade. Must see to in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate
appreciate. Call 229-9034. Division the address of which Is Gulf County
C Counrt.iise 100' Sun 5mu.eti Fan St. Joe, Florida,
32451" The nme .ari a address, oi dhe domiciliary per-
s onal rrprrer.iauvr- and that personal representa-
Hue' au,,rn,-, -r"3 set foreh'below.
,-l ,1r .-.lior; of he dJe.:edent nd c-.d'er p. rs.,on ha.-.
t in g clirmns ..r demand .;gacnsit dtcednkr i etare on
Whom a copy : of i; nouce i- served ithdin three'
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER m.,nhdi- after the cate of the fir -t publication of this
FICTITIOUS NAME 4-, : nuce mut file their claims Aidth this Court WITHIN
Ncuce is hercvcy sen that p.aruant to Chapfrl DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
65- 5 onda cSiuie he .neri-d in.endi 1' NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
r .oier h 11 Lthe Di,.iion oi C.:.rp,,rauo.n. OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THE NOTICE ON
DEp 're ,rt ,'l S0 ai- die 1uliJl,'u- b'.-je n ite uirnler' THEM. '
,which i t 'iilJ be engage.d in b.i-nr,_ id iI ,-hu1ix ,. i 'b c i o
said business Is to be carried on. to-wit: h All other creditors of the decedent and persons hav-,
Sb c ing claims or demands against the estate of the dece-
SNAMEETOBE REGISTERED;,GulfCounty.Autte, dent mnut ile their cldm sLh this Courtun WITHIN -
High,-way22 HeAvahitchka Florida 24-i ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED -
ltc.April 9. 1998. The date, of the Ilr'i puticauen of this Nouce April
2 19 8
Nou:,tce is hereby sien tha3 pur-sunit tL Cha-pter RISH a GIB4SN PA
865 o9 Florli-d Stiauies. the undler-.gned ineer.i-, t, 2-i:. E Fcurd-, Sueet
ir-giiter ith the Diioin of Corp.rutions; PO B. 39
Dp.artmenti of Siai. ithe Ificuuou u-ade narme under Po-n Si ,J, FL 32457
. %-hich i[ *,il] be ensgcd m busine, s and r in hich IA50I 229 6211 :
saild ,uine.,s tt ot be c nmed n. 'cI. -i ATOR-Ini FCiOR PERSONAL ;
C'ompuier Repair 2ic April 2 a-nd 9 19%&

ILM.LLING ADDRESS 525I Ml-.di..n SuieeFi Port t
J.:.. Flonda 32456 ..
OWNER SI Edward L Fl.-her
Irp. Aprdl 9. 1994

MAINTENANCE, 647-9214.
4tc 3/26

Alcoholics Anonymous. Surfside
Serenity Group, meets Mon., Wed, Fri.,
at 7:30 p.m. CST at 1st United'
Methodist Church, 22nd St., Me.xco
Beach. Woinen's open AA meeting:- 12
noon CST Thursdays.
Women's Support Group. Thursday,
5:30 6:30 p m.. Wellness Center. I
Third & Williams Ave. NO C-LHARGE. '
New group in development. ,ny Inter-
ested women are encouraged to attend.
Details. call 227-1145.

I. Sandra Mortham Secretary of State of the State of
Flonida. do h-reb ghie rouce th-t a GENERAL ELEC.
TI0N -ill be helld in GULF Court-. Siate zo Flonda
on the THIRD day of NOVEMBER A D. 1998. to fill

30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229

Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

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

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

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


For the Handyman 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

S 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


or retain the following offices:
United States Senator
Representative In Congress: District 2
Governor and Lieutenant Governor
Secretary of State
Attorney General
Commissioner of Education
Commissioner of Agriculture
State Representative: District 7
Supreme Court, Retention of Two Justices
First District Court of Appeal. Retention of Six Judges
Circuit Judge. Fourteenth Judicial Circuit: Groups 2
and 5
County Court Judge: Group 1
Count C':,miUss,..ne, E'i:-ri:lm 2 and 4
School Board: Districts 1., 2 and 5
Tupelo Soil and Wiier C,:.i :er :u.., District Groups
1.2. 3, 4 and 5
2tc. April 9 and 23. 1998.
The Cm r.:.1' leuo.:- Be.ch will hold a -iti-en's
Adi.,rs, Task Force nmeeun ,ndl public hennr,g n a
proposed ameTin.m-Ie,r.in lr it CE BC'G Dite.: r, Re,:.: -er
Fr-,iect 's96DB3M1-.O-I.- i5, L07 or, Tueda, April
14. 19,?8 a. 6 4i.. pm in thie Chamber oI C:.mmnerc:e
Building in Mexico Bech T.:. o,Lt.n jddlUjonal minicr.
mauoin cor, i:rnin mne pu-liC: Ihe inn. ,c.niact r-tr
John Mcirni 31 CmI HIl 16501 i.5-i00 he
Pu'IhC He anrg i, being coriduclld in a hndicappcd
acc.e-ible loauon ,An\ hmndlc3pp., person requir-
ing an inre.pre-p r or dhe nLeriann iTred .:.r suad"-
ly impaird -hotdj contract Mr Mtilra;-- by Apnl 10.
1i996. and an interpreter nill be provided Amn% nun-
Entlish speaking peron Ailuhing Lu attend the public
hearinng .h.uid .uJ nuci Mr Mclrirni b% April 10
1998. and a language interpreter mil bc< pro' ided To
accei 3 Telecomrmunicauons De',ice f':r Deal
Fers.onsn ITDDI pleie call 1-600 955 6770 and a3-k
lor rela, Mr Mclnrni-
lie. April 9 1998
NOTCE IS HEREB'B GIVEN lhat Frank Psle. Jr Lre
holder of the IollUr.ing Tax Creuiir ate ha: file-3 id
cerullc3e l,-r a t, i.\ Icd t, be i.ljeld heie,:,n The
ceruic.jie number ,r.d r el o1" 1',5lll-mce he dercnp-
non of the proper' and e names in hKich it 'A33
asse ied are as iUllows
Ceruficate No 233 Applicauor No 98 I1
Ye.ar .-f l.u..nce 1991 R E. N.o ,02646 000
Descripllon of Properly:
Bejnrnmig at thh N.nrth.ast Corner of Lt 25 in
Block n Bear, Subdii-i,)n ,f White Ciri ai
recorded in the OlTie ..i dithe Clerk ,of the CirLujt'
Coun Gu.I CountN. Fl-nnd3 min flt Book 1. Page.
23- thence run N23 30 E ifor 60 -e-l thence run
N66:C30W for 945 feet for Point .lof Begunnirg
from said Pori ol Beginning ran Ni? 630O' a,:ng
North .oundiry of Beatv Atenue fr 75 leet.
uence run N23 30C fir 110 feel t eithe
S,.ui-ris-.i C.,rr,.-r .-- G B Sheffield pr:pcrpr.
thence run S 6i-. E .arong the 5-:.uth boundidry
of C B -hellleld propsrr, or 7o5 I7-l thence run
S23'30W for 1 10 lee to ithe Point of Beginning
being in Se.uc-r, II Tian-nadp 7 Soum Range 10
'Wei t ,- "
Name in which asss'-ed Ruth Murphy Stuchey
All of said property being m the Gulf C:,unt State of
Uoless -uch cenriirinc .hall be redeemed 3cco,.rdin
tn 13w. Lne prop.lrs dr.wrib]d in such cerulicate i1ll
be sold to Lhe bh..i-'it bidder in thie Iron, L,b.y-- .,f the
Gulf CoLinr, Courdii:,uJe -it II ) AM I S T -'a
WVednesda%. the 20th day .il May 19911
Dated this Ist dJa, of April 199
BY: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
Deputy Clerk
4tc., April 9, 16, 23 and 30. 1998.
NOTICE IS HERELBY Gi.'LN i-nt Frank Patie Jr the
holder of dhe rollo-ing T:. Ceirulicate. has filed aid
ceruilcate for -i ai ,.l -I.. :, tbe i;-ued tierre.n n-.e
cerulicate numtb-i and \-ir of icuiance. the descrip-
ion ul he 'r.rpetin ,eand ue nam-e in which it ws ,
asen-sed -He .,s5 lll'c

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Certificate No. 214 Application No. 98-2 ;
Year of Issuance: 1991 R.E. No. 02498-000
Description of Property: .
Lot 29 in Block "B". Williamsburg Subdivision to '
Wewahitchka. Florida, as per plat being recorded
in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of -
Gulf County. Florida.
Name in which assessed: Margasret Elizabeth
All iof, A-r proper b t bei ing in Gulf C-ountv. State ,,f
unless sulh ,cerulicae s-hAll e redeemed 3ccordmin
ro I' the I.pr:perry a-crinteJ in -U:h ceruficLae ill
be -:l- .:. diL ni neie Did.,lr in die l r.n.m L.'.bb, 'f [the
Gullf Cin.,ni- Ct rL1,:,1_ 5 a I I 15 A E ST on
W'ednc-,.ldj ,-he 20m d. % f .Ma. I9i'b
D ir.di tl.i I t .1, .:.1 April. 1998.
BY: /s/ Rebecca L. Norrls
Deputy Clerk
4tc. April 9. 16. 23 and 30, 1998.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN t at Frank Pate. Jr., the
holder ,d ti-e I.h-.11l.ir T ax Cerufi. 3te nas fie, d ::dd
ceriullji mr f i a., dd to ''e_, iz-4-L thereon The
certificate number and year 01 isu since. the derrnp-
tion of the property, and the nfair.- in hich it aas
assessed are as.follows:
Cerufic aie No. 219 A-ppli.: au...n No. 98-3
Year of) issuance: i 9 I R C N.- 02535.000 '
Description of Property:
Lots .4. 5' and 6 in: Block "G WillslnsiLbur.
Subdivision as per Official Plat rec,-rded in the
OCffce of the Clerk ..f die Circuit Court of Gull
C,-,run Flond] -
'.u-nu in uhl..h as-ese-j Willie Mae Gipson
All of said-property being in the Gulf County. State of
Unless such cerufi:c ie hall be redeemed ac.:c.rdmin
to la dthe property descnbed in such certiicate will
b:e s-ld to mine hiat.es bidder in dihe front Lbb\ L." dihe
Gulfl Counrn CourtIh.-ue at11 I .15 ,.M E S T. c.n
Weanel--,' hre 2oth .:I. olMai 19 c
Dated -his. 2rnd a. 0 'Apnl 1996
BY: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
Deputy Clerk
4tc April 9 in 21 a3,nd 30:. 1996 I
NTiICE is- HCREBi i('P,' r., .1 r.-Ark Ptie .ir the
hold-r of th-ie iollo.in_ i A Ceruli lea ise has filed .aij
certificate loi a ta.. deed t.:. bte i.ue.i the-reon The
ceruie.aie nuTmber "i-nd ,nar .:-1 i'i-uanre -the dj.- crlp-
u.:-n :1 ihe proprrtc r ard the nim s- i ,Ahicr n it uas
a4-e-ied re aa loll...Az
Ceruficale No 2.16 Application No. 98-4
Yea, j l --ui, :e 19'I 4 RE No 02963-000
Description of Property.
b3l 7 andand8and a _Lnp of land 10 feet by 100
Sweet on tih. Essterl. end of said L ti. conuguoua
an.d idiacent to said Lr.u Iconsutuung the
We-terly hilf of the closed, alle 'cay between Lots
7 and 8 an,] 16 and 15. in Block 4 Vimico
Subdii"--n acc.rring to th-e Olfficial Fiat thereof
on file In dihe olie-r fthe Circuit Court Clerk.
Gulf Counrt Flonda
Name in which assessed: Glenn R. Douds, Jr., et.
All of .ci d proper Ibcirn in the Gulf County. State of
Unless auch ce-ruliJI:ie shall oe redeemed according
to 13w the property ,e .-crinbed in such cerufic3ie will
be sold to die highest bidder in die from L.bbv of the
Gull Couny C,,urhji.:u'e at I I 30 A.M E S T on
Wednesday di he 2ih '-, off 1Ma' 199A
Daited dii- 3?rid da% ol Apnl 199
BY: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
Deputy Clerk
4ic. Apnl 9 16 23 and JO 1998.. .



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