The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: December 24, 1998
Frequency: weekly
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Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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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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Seminole Electric Sues to Get Out of Contracts

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Jim Newton, representing the Knights of obiMbus, presents a facsimile of a $4,200 check to John
Reeves, United Paperworkers International Union president, to be used to purchase toys for children of
laid-off mill workers. See story on page 4A.

Furloughs to Mfect Wastewater Plant

Economy Having Domino Effect On City's Operation

During a workshop Monday
lifterroo', P6rt "St.' Joe' ''t~bn1-"'--
missioners 'began finalizing plans
to downsize the city's giant waste-
water treatment plant operations
in an effort to bring costs down
because of the continued shut-
down of Florida Coast Paper
Company and its failure to pay its
portion of contributions for oper-
ating the plant in recent months.
Commissioners are making
every effort to minimize the
impact as they look at plans to
reduce the workforce at the plant
from 27 to 11 workers.
Plant Supervisor Larry
McArdle outlined an operating
procedure that would allow the
plant to operate at a cost of
approximately S156,050 per
month by changing some of its
procedures and reducing the
workforce to 11 workers.

City Attornev Billy Joe Rish ; Public Works Superintendent
harTecenty' fin'ormed Ue" boarrf d -"elr.-'?Dadiel propbSed-a"plan
that the city would be responsible where the board would use
for 100% of the employees' unem- S500,000 in accumulated sewer
ployment benefits (S250 to 8275 maintenance funds to do much
per week per employee) in the needed work on the city's main
event of a lay-off, since the city sewer lines.
was not required to make those 1 The permanent workers could
contributions to the state, be used to do that work. They
During the meeting, commis- would be paid on a reduced scale
sioners tentatively reached agree- (in most cases) according to the
ment to reduce the workforce at job function they would be filling.
the wastewater treatment plant Workers would also retain city
by 16 workers, and to base those benefits while doing the tempo-
reductions on years of seniority at rary sewer work, something they
the plant. They also discussed would not get if they were collect-
laying off one temporary city ing unemployment payments.
worker, for a total of 17 workers McArdle and McDaniel will be
impacted by the downsizing. talking with city employees over
They hope to minimize the the next several days to inform
impact of the reduction by offer- them of the cutbacks and work,
nim t ho the r e .t ion by opportunities.

trg ui, .. 1 imanenl worl ers Ull a lte-
hate employment on a temporary
basis. '- : : ,

Mayor Johnny Linton sug-
(See FURLOUGHS on Page 3A)

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It's Christmas in the city,

and in the country too.

As the spirit of the season

lights up the world and


wraps us in its glow, we .

want to express our

appreciation to you, loyal

friends and neighbors. We
wish vyon the hrio-htest

holiday season ever, anc

thanks for making our

year extra special.

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Would Divert Coal Shipments

To By-Pass AN Railroad Line
You may have asked yourself-How ,can 'the economic forecast for
Gulf County get any worse?
Well. Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc. answered that question last
week when they filed lawsuits against Central Gulf Lines (CGL)J (sister
company to Material Transfer Company) and the Apalachicola Northern
Railroad Company (ANRR).
The suits-filed in federal District Court in Tampa and Gulf County
Circuit Court-ask the court to set an equitable buy-out arrangement of
the two company's coal hauling contracts which currently run through
Furthermore. Seminole has Informed CGL its shipments of coal
under the contract will end following completion of shipments loaded by
Mount Vernon Coal Transfer inI'ndiana on December 16th. 1998. In a
press release they stated they would be shifting to "lower-cost" all-rail
transportation via CSX Transportation, Inc., for its coal delivery require-
What all of this means is, if Seminole Electric is successful in obtain-
ing a buy-out of the contract, MTI will lose its only customer and ANRR
will lose the vast majority df Its remaining rail business.
In the meantime, Seminole's action to stop shipping coal from the
Mount Vernon Coal Transfer Company, which is under a separate con-
tract, has cut off the flow of coal until court action determines otherwise.
MTI. Vice President Mark T. Hawley responded to the action stating,
"By letter dated December 15. 1998, Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc.
purported to terminate its Coal Transportation Contract with Central
Gulf. Central Gulf believes this action constitutes a wrongful breach of
contract, and is in the process of reviewing its options in light of these
events and will provide further information as it becomes available."
During a phone conversation with St. Joe Company Vice President
Malcolm Jones on Monday, he said. "We (ANRR, a St. Joe Company sub-.
sidiary) clearly have a contract agreement with Seminole and are pretty
happy with that contract. As we take a look at the suit, we will determine
our position at that point."
Jones said the company was concerned about the economic base of
the community.
Coal Shipments Will End in Mid-January
Unless some Immediate reprieve is reached on the lawsuit, the last
shipments of coal will be sent from the MTI yard sometime in mid-
January, 1999.
Coal shipments have been stopped at the Mount Vernon, Indiana
docks but those barges will be making the haul down the Mississippi
River and across the Intracoastal Waterway to the St. Joe Canal over the
next several days.
.Once the shipments reach the MTI yard, they are loaded onto ANRR
cars for the trip from Port St. Joe to Chattahoodcee.
From there, CSX Transportation, Inc. (the same rail Rfrm who is deal-
SI' ith Sritiblel'ffor "lower-bostf all-rail 'eO6allivy)- picks up the' coal
shipment and rails It to Seminole's Palatka power generating plant.
Suit Could Have Major Impact On Workforce
MTI stands to lose 10 jobs if the suit goes through In favor of
Seminole Electric. ANRR currently employs 53 workers and would cer-
tainly face major cutbacks if the coal contract is breached.
When Florida Coast Paper Company is in full operation, ANRR will
run an average of 11 trains per week-five for mill and freight trans-
portation and six for coal shipments.
They are now running two trains per week for freight service and five
for coal transportation.
It's only logical to draw the conclusion that rail service would drop
to two freight trains per week if coal shipments are stopped. Add to that
the uncertainty of the future operations of the Florida Coast Paper
Company mill, thus the need for rail shipment of that product, and the
future of ANRR Is a major concern to employees, merchants, freight cus-
tomers, and families Impacted by the action.
Premier eServices, Arizona Chemical and General Chemical are the
three major freight customers that would remain.
To get a better understanding of exactly how large the coal contract
Is and the impact it has on the railroad, MTI is under contract to ship a
minimum of 27,000 rail cars of coal per year. The firm has shipped out
up to as much as 32-33,000 cars of the fuel annually.

The Star


This Thing Which

Has Come to Pass

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out
a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world
should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when
Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) .

And all went to be taxed, everyone into his own city.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of
Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is
called Bethlehem (because he was of the house and lin-
:eage of David) to be taxed with Mary his espoused
wife, being great with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days
were accomplished that she should be delivered. And
she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him
in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger;
because there was no room for them in the inn.

Adthere were in the same country shepherds abiding
in the field, keeping watch ,ver their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the
glory' of the Lord shone round about them: and they
were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not, for behold. I
bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all
people. For unto you is born this day in the city of
Dav Nr, whid is Christ the Lord. And this
8htf h unto you; Ye shall find the babe
wrapped in ling clothes and lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of
the heavenly host praising God and saying, Glory to
God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will to

-Hunker Down With Kes

Glad Tidings 4
Ing you helped! the window, along the banister

S Christmas is .. that little
Noreico Santa sliding across the,
snow on a shaving "sled". It's
standing ,in front of B. Dalton
Books in the mall and marveling at
the wildly animated folks scurry-
ing in forty different directions. It's
complaining about the commer-'
cialism, feinting rriock surprise at
the number of "shopping trips.,
your wife. is making", grumbling
'cause "gift picking out" ain't high'
on your list of all uime things to
do-and loving ever minute of Itl
Christmas is . childhood
Christmas is . tramping
through the snow In the footsteps
of your Dad In search of "the just
right" tree. It's taking that needle
and thread from your Mom and
carefully running it through each
kernel of popcorn. It's tossing a
few silver icicles up on the top
right side to cover a little bare spot
between two distant ornaments.
It's warming your backside by the
fireplace while admiring a tree that
Santa could be proud of. It's know-

Christmas is .... anticipation.
It's guessing what's in every box-
not just your boxes, but everything
under that tree! It's pondering on
how one man can get to every
house in the whole world in one
night. The great part is believing
that he can!
Christmas is . the night
before. Can you wait? Will morning
ever get here? "I can't sleep Moml"
It's visions of sugar plums' ..
and Roy Rogers cap pistols and
Captain Midnight de-coder rings
and real GI walkie talkies .... It's
your older brother pulling you out,
of bed and shouting to the rooftop.,
"He's been here Come onl Hurry!
You won't believe what he left .

Christmas is .. w. .Wonderful
childhood memories.
Christmas is . shopping.
Buying. Hoping. Wrapping.
Laughing. Caring. Sharing. Loving.
Christmas is . George
Christmas is . a string of
lights circling around the front
porch. It's a plywood snowman on
the lawn. It's candles in the win-
dow and a big red bow on the mail
box. It's a wreath hanging on the
door, the wall. the lamppost, at
city hall, from the water' tower, in

and aoove the mantel. its a slow
ride by T. D.'s house.
Christmas is .. a Bing
Crosby song. It's a horse drawn
sleigh ride through the snow. It's a
postcard from Vermont. It's mistle-
toe and hot apple cider. It's a tele-
,vision special. from Walton's
Mountain.r It's hanging the stock-
ings with,care. 'It's chestnuts
roasting by an open fire. It's the
most famous reindeer of all. '
Christmas is .. that special
music heard only once a year. It's
the school pageant. where your
daughter Is the only, one xwho
remembers all her lines. It's carol-
ing with folks that can. and do,
make a joyful noise. It's the chil-
dren's choir program with the
bathrobes and the lopsided halos.
It's the biggest parade of the year
_where Santa rides on the last float
throwing out little pieces of hard
Christmas is . candied
yams and cranberry sauce. It's
honey cured ham. It's hot rolls,
sweet tea. green bean casseroles
and dump truck loads of dressing.
It's deviled eggs. potato salad and
baked beans. It's pecan pies and
fruitcake. It's stuffed turkey .
and stuffed humans.
Christmas is .... Uncle Hugh
laughing from one end of the

by Kesley Colbert

. .
house to the other. It's F. D. telling
a story. It's wondering what In the
world Ruby Nell will say next. It's
Aunt Adell reminding us once.
again of the three miles she had to
walk to school each day through
the rain, sleet and snow. It's Uncle
Rufe smelling of pipe tobacco and
Clifford worrying about his cows.
It's Aunt Beatrice showing up with
canned preserves and Uncle
Womack and Aunt Mary and J. C.
and Martha and Charles .... It's
piles and piles of family.
Christmas is. having the
boys back home.
Christmas is .... realizing the
best gifts can't be bought.
Christmas s . Courtney,
Cara and Charity stopping by to
spend a few minutes of their pre-
cious tlime', sharing a Christmas
story-and leaving with my heart.
Christmas is .. getting
caught up in the "happy mode"
whether you want to or not. It's
making peace with an old enemy.
It's wanting to help someone with
no thought of "what's In it for me?"
It's a spontaneous hug on a cold
winter night. It's that wonderful
feeling that makes you glow from
the Inside out. It's throwing open
the sash of your heart. It's wishing
that every day could be like this!

And it came to pass
as the angels were A
gone away from
them into. heav-
en, the shep-
herds said one '
to 'another, Let
us now go even '
unto Bethlehem,
and see this \
thing which has
come to pass,
which the Lord hath
made known to us.

And they came with haste, and found Mary, and
Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when
they had seen it, they made known, abroad the saying
which was told them concerning this child. And all they
that heard it wondered at those things which were told
them by the shepherds.

But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in
her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and
praising God for all the things that they had heard and
seen, as it was told unto them.

We'll All Have A Merry Christmas In Spite of Everything

THE GRINCH TRIED to steal U THE IRAQIS ARE not deserv- The situation here in Port St. ing-without a job-but he orga-
Christmas from us but the big day Ing of being treated lie we are Joe has served to teach us all the nized a benefit production to raise
will be here anyway. Friday. in i I Ili I forced to treat them ahl wouldn't true meaning of Christmas. some $4,500 to help the jobless
spite of his best efforts. 4 IfW be, but for the antics of their furnish Christmas gifts for their
I-ses,, are all decoratedannr d i leader. GONE ITrS T HE m'idU ,te f children.

trees made ready for the big day,.
along with folks visiting and wrap-
ping of presents. The cooking has
started already, in order to get it
all done before the giant dinner on
Christmas day. Even the weather
is cooperating and looking and
feeling more like Christmas every
day. The vicinity had its first freeze
warning last week as if to get offi-
cially ready.
Folks are bustling around the
stores, Christmas shopping. I even
went out-last Thursday afternoon,
to do some early [for me] shopping,
and could hardly find a parking
space in' downtown Port St. Joe. It
took a couple of turns around the
block to locate,a spot. Just like old,,


news as the holiday was drawing
near, but we .have grown jaded to
bad *econoiiic news and the town
seemed to just let it slide off its
back as if to say, "That's news?"
Of course, the nation received
the bulletin on Wednesday:evening
'on the 6:00 o'clock news that we
were attacking Iraq at that
moment. Saddamn Hussein, had
thumbed his nose at the UN
inspection teams just one too
many times. President Clinton's
dilemma with the impeachment
attempt couldn't have had any-
thing to do with it.
Christmas is a bad time to be
attacking anybody or expect sol-

diers to be away from home. doing
what they are trained to do. Is
there any time that is the right
For the second time in this
decade our nation has taken dras-
tic measures against the tin-horn
leader of this strategic and historic
middle eastern nation. Maybe, this
time they will do the job to com-
pletion and we won't be bothered
with them again.
You can't tell me that the peo-
ple of Iraq are' any different from
people anywhere else. They just
want to go to work every day and
support their families in the style
they should be supported.

We Americans aren't accus-,
tomed to being considered as bul-
lies. either, and it's *a distasteful
situation we find ourselves in.
The people of Port St. Joe find
themselves in. two.' distasteful
predicaments this Christmas sea-
.But, we will surrivel
We'll have a merry Christmas,
in spite of it all. We have already
started on the road to the best of
Christmas seasons. The giving is
more pronounced this Christmas,
than ever. We're more concerned
about our neighbor than ever.
There is more of the trying to pro-
vide for our friends and neighbors
than I have ever witnessed in this
county before. Of course, we find
ourselves in an air of uncertainty,
more than ever before.

UJIN, mn AL M M JLM.U. L0. s o
"What .am I going' to' receive this
"Christmas",; Replacing it is, "How
can I help those more eimfoitunate
'than I?". :
The wonderful :thing about it
Small, is, people are finding people
they can help, with little difficulty
and are able to recognize those
more in need than they are.
In past Christmases, the
"givers" have had' to search for
someone to help in Port St. Joe at
Christmas-time. The needy were
few and far between. There were
far more givers than there were
receivers. But, not this year. Just
go in any direction and you will
find someone who needs assis-
tance. .
I was particularly impressed
with Jim Newton and his family.
He, himself, is a victim of downsiz-

I know there were myriads of
others; and I hate to go giving
credit to individual efforts for fear
of leaving anyone out, but Jim's
bit for alleviating need, when he
had a need himself, just struck me
as an example of what so many
were doing, this holiday season.

I'M GLAD I LIVE in Port St.
Joe; particularly this Christmas
I get to see, first hand, just
how good people can be. We don't
need any mythical Santa Claus or
his elves. not even Rudolphl
We have the real thing, alive
and well, right here among our
own very wonderful people!
Merry Christmas and Happy
New Yearl

USPHS 51880
Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
i '. Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Second Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL
Wesley R. Ramsey . Editor & Publisher, President
.Wiliam H Ramsey .............. Vice President
'Frenchie Ramsey ....... Treasurer, Office Manager
Shirley Ramsey ....... .Graphic Design/Bookkeeper

Send Address Change to:
Post Office Box 308
Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308
Phone (850) 227-1278

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



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Gt Com AAnnounces Huge Expansion of Its Facilities and Services
-ji'. *i i i ,, n e .... "ic

GT Corn announced last week
that It Is making a major invest-
ment in new switching equipment
and fiber optic cable in its St. Joe
anld Florala regions. (The former.
St, Joseph Telephone & Telegraph
company and The Florala
Telephone Company service
This will provide state-of-the-
art telecommunications services
to GT Comrn's telephone customers.
GT GTCorn has signed a contract
with a: global telecommunications
giant, Siemans Information' and
Communications Networks, to
replace all of GT Comn's telephone

switches with Slemans latest and
largest switch, the EWSD central
office and a network of remote
switches linked to the EWSD.
,With this upgrade, GT Corn's
customerss will have access to the
latest in features and capabilities
such as caller ID, call return,
voice mail, and ISDN. Many of
these additional services will be
available to portions of the area as
early as June of 1999.
These changes will bring a
variety of benefits to GT Com's
telephone users. The new features
will allow users to know who is
calling; before they answer the

phone: to have new calls sent to"
voice mail If they are already on a
call; and to forward their phone to
another number if they are
expecting an important call.
I Business users will be inter-
ested in the built-in safety net of
added redundancy (there will be
multiple available routes so that if
'one link goes down, the network
Is still functional) and year 2000'
Central office switches are
similar to traffic cops; they con-
trol and direct incoming and out-
going telephone calls on the
telecommunications networks.

Siemens switches have' an excel-
lent reputation worldwide for
their reliability and functionality.
They provide a, robust plat-
form with the flexibility and scal-
ability to address the demanding
local and long distance voice, data'
and networking communications
needs for a wide range of residen-
tial and business customers.
s, Besides the central office
switches, GT Corn will also be
upgrading Its network with addi-
tional fiber optic channels. This
will create a state-of-the-art net-
work that will be capable of
extremely high transmission

speeds, clearer telephone calls,,
and high-speed, high-tech data
transmission services like ISDN
and DSL.
The deal represents an
Investment of over S7.4 million
dollars for GT Comrn, and is a sig-
nificant step forward to its goal of
providing the latest technology to
its customers.
"We are committed to the
development of the communities
in which we provide telephone
service by suppling the latest in
telecommurucations technology to
our customers," stated John
Vaughan. vice-president of GT

GT Corn currently provides
local telephone service, long dis-'
tance, Internet services, and tele-
phone equipment to just under
50.000 customers located in com-
munities in south Alabama and
North Florida.
With this Investment GT Corn
will be able to offer a much wider
range of services-services and
features that simply have not
been available from the older
switches that make up the local
network-that will satisfy their
customers' telecommunications
needs into the 21st century.

The generosity of residents of
Gulf and Bay counties has been
overwhelming as the outpouring
of love and monetary contribu-
tions continues to come in to
assist those families who have

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gested that the board.put the plan
* into effect after the first of the
year, providing its approval dur-
Ing the board's next regular meet-,
Ing on January 5th.
The board hopes the situation
will be temporary. and that the,
mill will be up and running before
they have to revisit the issue. But,
if not, they will have to consider
permanent. lay-offs, probably in
about six months.
City Clerk Pauline Pendarvis
said there was'nb word yet on the
approximately $1.4 million
Florida 'Coast -Paper Company
owes the city for monthly opera-
tional costs and their portion of
escrow payments.
City Attorney Billy Joe Rish
has contacted the company on
the issue, she said.

Dear Mr. Ramsey,

SGood Show!

been affected by current econom-
ic conditions.
Approximately 150 jobs have
been lost within the past year and
a half in Gulf county due to cut-
backs at GT Com, the permanent
closure of Box USA. layoffs at
Apalachicola Northern Railroad
and Arizona Chemical, in addition
to6 the 550 workers of Florida
Coast Paper Company who have
been idled.
' As the Christmas season
approaches. and workers' unem-

I'd like to take an opportunity
to say "Thank You" to a great
bunch of folks-the Gulf County.
Sheriffs Department and Deputy
Shawn Butler.

December 17, 1998
V Dear Editor: I recently laid down my wallet
Recently, I was a volunteer at at a store in St,. Joe Beach and the
the Christmas food give-away to clerk (a big "thank you" to her as
the mill workers held at the Piggly well)' called when she 'found the
Wiggly in Port St. Joe on wallet. Mr. Butler first went by my
Saturday. December 12. It was old residence, then contacted my
very uplifting 'and heart warming employer's answering service to
to experience the generosity of our let me know my wallet had been
local merchants, individuals and found.
business people who were willing .
to lend a hand,as well as open .- i a P
their lhearnts'and pocketbooks to Th' Peo leo
j. help our. mill families during this. '0 PL
SChrtas on. '.-Dear Editor: '-' ,
SJe. v juteers weretoo. '.' ,,We want., to express our
''nu.meroqs tdc'owunt, and in'r sure appreciation to 'all.the merchants
S they'll would jbin ,me i. saying Uhat took""part in' providing our
.thariks to Geprge Duren ,and Christma's.,dinner and. to'let-you
'everyone -ifivolv'ed,' n" this"effbrt. know- that you' provided more
Truly the Christmas spirit is alive than a meal. You gave us encour-
and well in Port St. Joe. However, agement in the face of uncertain-
as:' the holiday; sea'sor ends we ty, and you reminded us that the
don't want to. forget our r'll f'ami-' Lord \vill provide for our needs.
lies; Let's keep them in our Thank you for your generosity,.
thoughts, and prayers. but most of all. thank you for your
Sincerely.i. willingness to get Involved.
Hiram Nix. Vice' President Merry Christmas
- Citizens Federal Savings Bank Mark and Sarah Lamberson

purchase additional toys.
Last week. George Gainer of
Bay Mercury Lincoln/Dodge con-
tributed $5,000 to buy toys for the
children of laid-off mill workers.
Capt. Butch Leonard of the Bay
County Sheriffs Department
which administers Project 25, a
Bay organization which purchas-
es toys for needy children at
Christmas. had approached Mr.
Gainer about the plight of Gulf
County children, and.Gainer gra-
ciously agreed to donate 85,000.

ployment compensation enas,
many workers and their families Gulf County Sheriff Frank
were facing the specter of a lean McKelthen and John Reeves.
ChristmaS. Numerous businesses president of the Unrited Paper-
anld Individuals have donated workers International Union
money to. purchase toys for (UPIU) picked up 'the check and
children of the families revolved, purchased the toys. All schools
and also donated to the relief fund and organ nations in the area
available to workers to meet their have been notified of the receipt of
financial obligations. the toys, and workers have been
Lncial obli ga busy identifying and' bagging the
Local merchants, individuals. tovs for the children. Reeves said
and church youth groups partici-' he hopes to have all the toys deliv-
pated in a food giveaway on ered by December 23.
December 12, which gave all the
makings of a Christmas dinner to Churches. students and oth-
over 400 workers.' ers have been busy,collecting and
A variety show was held delivering items to needy families
December' 15, at the Centennial during the holiday season. Gulf
Building, Which netted 81.000 in County students, teachers, 'and
donated toys, and over S4,000 to administrators collecting $1',550

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to the Editor .

He then brought it to me at
the Sheriff's department and
stayed to verify that all the con-
tents were there (they were). "
Although I will be leaving at
the end of this month, I do not
want to miss the opportunity.to
say. how. helpful the GCSD has
been professionally and otherwise
during my tenure'.' at Life
Management Center'and as a Gulf
County, qi.tien.., "-','*'.
We are fortunate as a rural
county to have such a dedicated
and efficient group! Thanks once
..again. and may God bless you all.
Laura Rogers

Happy Birthday Jesus
Dear. E~ltor:
Just before Christmas. some-
one decorates a tree on the side of
the road on Highway 98. just out-
side of Mexico Beach, with a sign
In front that says "Happy .
Birthday, Jesus.",
I have enjoyed this for several
years and just wanted to say.
"thank you" and' God bless you.
Pauline Field
Mexico Beach

which they gave to Father Jerry
Huft to distribute.
The Gulf Correctional
Institution, Gulf Forestry and the
Division of Forestry have also

been busy delivering their hand-
made toys. According to their per-
sonnel, this is the most rewarding
activity they participate in each


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George Gainer of a Panama City auto dealership is shown pre-
Ssenting a check for $5,000 t0oSheriff Frank McKeithen and Jolnb
-Reves; UPIU President.. The money, was used to purchase toys-for.
Scliildren'of laid-off mill workers. .

Boating Safety
Means Pieventing
As colder weather sets in
'across .Flprida. .the Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission
(GFC) is warning boaters about a
silent killer-hypothermia.
Hypothermia is a severe
reduction in body temperature
which results when the body heat
is lost faster than it is replaced. It
frequently causes victims to lose
consciousness and drown.
Capt. Paul Ouellette, GFC's
boating safety coordinator said a
usually high number of Florida's
boating fatalities occur during the
cooler months of the year. Most of
these are simple falls overboard
from small fishing or hunting
boats. Some of these deaths could
have been prevented if simple pre-
cautions were taken against
"Water doesn't have to be cold
or.icy to cause> hypothermia. It
just has to be.cooler than the vic-
tim's body temperature,"
Ouellette said. "The most effective
precaution against both drowning
and hypothermia is to wear a per-
sonal flotation device (PFD) when
boating. A PFD can keep your
head out of water and provide
your body with some insulation
from the cold water."



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Christmas is . turning
aside for quiet minute to reflect on
.'how and When, who and
whdre. It's reliving a sacred
moment with. a special friend. It's
sharing a golden memory with a
life-long loved one. It's extending a
cup of kindness to a complete
.strange. -
Christmas is '.. : a virgin
mother, an 'obedleiit husband, a
Heavenly Father, a- miraculous
birth! It's herald angels, and sore
afraid shepherds.. It's three wise
men who truly were. It's the glori-
ous song qf oldl It's the hopes and
fears of all'the years. .. -.
Christmas is ... theRose of
Sharon. the Lily of-the Valley,.the
,Mighty Counselor, the Prince of
lPeace, the Son of Man. the True
'Vine, the Living Water, the One of'
whom John spoke, the Good
'Shepherd, the Suffering' Servanrt,
the King of Kings. Emanuel i .'-
.with ust.. ''.",
Christmas is .. .. uinderstard- '
ing the Gift!
Christmas is ... .believing '
Son't Miss It,

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Community Executive

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Local Talent

Staged Support

of Mill Workers

Dancers of Pam Nobles Studio present one
children." ..

of the several dance

routines they performed at the variety show to benefit mill worker's

New Year s Ee Gala Slated

TIie Junior Service League of
Port St. Joe is proud to present'
the Third Annual New Year's Eve
Gala. The "party of the year" will
once again take place at the home
of David and Trish Warriner,
located at 1600 .Constitution
Drive in P6rt St. Joe. This year's
gala will begin at 9:00 p.m. on
Thursday, December 31, and will
end around 1:00 a.m. on January
1. ,
The New Year's Eve Gala will
feature a cocktail buffet prepared
by some of the best cooks in the
area. The menu will include pork
tenderloin, roast beef. pickled
shrimp. and oysters rockefeller.
as well as all types of appetizers
and delicious desserts.
There will be a cash bar. and
complimentary champagne will be
available at midnight. All non-
alcoholic beverages and party
hats and blowers will be included
in the ticket price. A photograph-

er. will be on-hand to take your
The gala will also include a,
silent auction,' featuring, items
that will include a week's lodging,
in a North Carolina vacation
home, an assortment of Tommy
H-ilfigbr women's clothing, a one
year membership at Curves,
hand-painted step stools by Kim
Harrison. and much morel
The league will be asking
local businesses and individuals
to sponsor the gala. Sponsorships
will be sold on four different lev-
els. and amenities for sponsors
will increase corresponding with
the level purchased.
This event is the league's
number one fund raising event.
The funds raised from this will
help to continue maintaining the
clothes closet for Gulf County's
children, promote girl empower-
ment, and go toward other special

events in the community.
Their Junior Service League
has a strong commitment to vol- '
unteering, and its members cover"'
every aspect of the local commu-

Tickets can be purchased by
calling 227-1111. Only 200 tick-
ets,will be sold. so purchase yours
today! A donation of S25.00 is
being asked for each ticket. Dress
will' be black tie optional.

On Tuesday, December 15, a
group of local Port St. Joe per-
formers came together and dis-
played their talents in support of
the Florida Coast Paper Company
mill workers who had been laid off
since August of this year.
With funds growing short, it
seemed that this would be a very
sad Christmas for the mill work-
ers and their families. The local
talent performed comedy sketch-
es, danced across the stage, sang
like angels, and fiddled up 'a
storm-all for the admission price
of any $10 toy. Over $1,000 worth
of toys and $4,000 in donations to
buy more toys were raised as. a,
result of the show.
Jim Newton, Knights: 'of
Columbus Council 11572 Grand*
Knight, said "I was very pleased
with the funds that were raised.
We will be able to buy toys for
many children and grandchildren
of the mill workers. The local tal-
ent that performed were excellent.
The Knights of Columbus are
proud to be associated wvith this
charitable effort. It keeps with our
Local performers Included
Jim Newton and Mark York who
performed comedy sketches with
help from relatives and friends.
Man' Lou Cumble sang songs of
the season. Jean Etheridge fld-

dled up a storm. Pam Nobles'
dancers glittered up the stage.
However, the stars of the'
show turned out to be local police
officers and the Gulf and Franklin
County sheriffs whosperformed a
dance routine to ala the Blues-.
Brothers. Judy Dickey of Channel .
13 served as M.C.
The efforts were greatly
helped by donations from the Port'
St. Joe High School Athletic
Department, the law firm of
Barron, Redding, Hughes, Fite, I
Bassett, Fensom & Sanborri,-
James Fensom, Comforter
Funeral Home, I.C. Contractors,'
the Port St. Joe Lions Club. '
Southeastern Mechanical Con-'
tractors, and many caring individ-

Final Plans
Michelle Garland and Bobby .
Fields, Jr. would like to announce
the final plans for their wedding. ,
The two will be united in holy
matrimony : on Saturday.
December 26, at 4:00 p.m.. ET. at
Zion Fair Missionary Baptist.
Church, located on Avenue C in..
Port St. Joe. Everyone is cordially'
invited to attend.

Say you Saw It In 'The Start

Sherry Smith (presently of Cooper's Cut and Style) is proud to
announce the opening of

Jr/.ies t6/ r hez

Walk-ins Welcome!
Opening Jan. 4th at 2284 Hwy. 98,
Port St. Joe
(Former location of Sunset Boulevard Salon in Highlandl \

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on receiving your
Real Estate
Broker's License
Miss McGill is currently the
administrative assistant at Head Start
in Wewahitchka. She-has worked at Rivers and Lakes for two
years, and as a financial secretary for Ard's Florist. She
received her Associate.pf Artsdegree in Business from Gulf.
,Coast.Community College.
Good luck in opening yo6r own business.
We're proud of you!!

Mom, Daddy, Stacie, Billy Joe, Linus, Browser
and the staff at Ard's

Sandy Eugene Quinn, Jr. Mizpah Ann Sims

To Wed January 2nd
Mizpah Ann ,Sims and Sandy Eugene Quinn. ,Jr. would like to
announce their upcoming marriage. They have experienced love in
their parents, their families, and nbw a new love with each other.
With sincere joy and a firm desire to give love its fullest expression,
the twbowill be joined in marriage qW Saturday. January 2. at 4:00 p.m.,
ET; at New Bethel AME Church. located on Avenue C in Port St. Joe.
Reception will follow at the Senior Citizens Center. located on Cecil
G. Costin. Sr. Boulevard in Port St. Joe.
All friends and relatives are invted to attend this joyous occasion.

Medicare Will Now Pay for Annual

Mammograms for
Congress has changed how
.often Medicare will pay for mam-
mograms. Now; Medicare will help
pay for a mammogram every year, 7
for beneficiaries older than 40
years of age. Previously, Medicare
covered mammograms only every
other year. This new benefit
should help reduce deaths from
breast cancer. '
"Mammograms are an effec-
tive way to detect early breast |:
cancer, ,and Medicare beneficia-
ries should get them yearly,"
according to Luis Miranda, M.D.,
M.P.H. of Florida Medical Quality
Assurance, Inc. (FMQAI). ,
"Statistics show that only about
40% of women on Medicare get U
regular mammograms."
The importance of mammo- :
grams for Medicare beneficiaries
is underscored by the fact that
the risk of developing breast can-
cer for women over 65 is six times
greater, and the risk of death is
seven times greater than it is for
younger women.
Breast cancer is the second
leading cause of cancer death in
women. Each year, about 180,000
new cases in the U.S. are diag-.
nosed and approximately 46,000
of these women die.
Medicare beneficiaries can.
call 1-800-844-0795 with their
concerns about the quality of,
medical care or questions about

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Programs Available to Help You Find Work

Many people in Gulf County
and the surrounding areas have
held the same job for years, even
decades, and have not had to
make use of the many job services
available in the tri-county area.
However, as area unemployment
continues to rise due to the shut
down of the mill, more and more
people are looking for new jobs
and professions.
-Many of these individuals are
in need of some form of employ-
ment assistance, ranging from
getting further training in their
field to acquiring a GED to finding
child care for when they are out
job hunting.
These services and many,
many more are currently offered
in this area. Many of these .ser-
vices have been available for
years, but most were unutilized or
unknown of by the public. Now
that: more and more people are
looking for jobs, the organizations
which sponsor these program

would like to make the communi-
ty aware of the job services which
they offer.
Following are some of the
employment services and pro-
grams which area residents can
take advantage of.
WorkForce Center
The WorkForce Center repre-
sents a cooperative effort by the
Florida Department of Children
and Families, the Florida
Department of Labor (Division of
Jobs ;and Benefits), : Early
Childhood Services, JTPA, ,and
many other business, labor, and
community-based organizations.
The mission of all area WorkForce
Centers is to assist individuals in
selecting and, obtaining employ-
ment by working.with job training
providers, job seekers,, and
employers alike. /

What services are available?
All of the centers offer a range
of comprehensive services to both
job seekers and employers. Many
services are provided on a self-
help basis, such as resume writ-
ing or employment database
In addition, the four centers
also provide clients with updated
labor market information, eligibil-
ity 'information, referrals to gov-
ernment agencies and services
such as WAGES and JTPA, refer-
rals to support services such as
transportation and child care,
referrals to education and train-
ing, career counseling, and edu-
cational planning skills assess-
WorkForce Centers also offer
important services, FREE OF
CHARGE, for area employers.
Centers can facilitate the develop-
ment of job-specific skills train-
ing, prescreen applicants accord-

Blues Brothers Special Appearance
The "Blues Brothers'" broke an engagement in southern California and flew in to make a guest
appearance at the variety show fundraiser. Head Blues Brother Sheriff Frank McKelthen, center, dis-
played moves seldom seen by humans, as he leads the group in one of the songs of their repertoire. The
supporting cast struggled to keep up with their fearless leader's gyrations.

Law Enf rcement News
hfs a On Thursday' December' days, or he would be
erift s sBeat) 17th, Richard Boddye. of 229 8th of his probation.
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Monday,. December 14th-
Laura Jones, 28, of Port St. Joe,.
violation of probation (sale of
cocaine); and Joseph Magyar. 20.
of Panama City, retail theft.
Wednesday. December 16th-
Barrett Lowry, 24, of Port St. Joe.
two counts of uttering.
Thursday, December 17Lh-
Michael Lowery. 41, of Port St.
Joe, driving while license sus-
pended or revoked and driving
under the influence: and Billy Joe
Rice. 25. of Port St. Joe. failure to
appear (battery,).
SFriday. December 18th-
-Cleatha A. Simmons. 27. of
Wewahitchka. failure to appear
(criminal mischief, resisting with-
out violence: -and Robert W.
Prittchard, 37, of Mobile.
Alabama. failure to appear (no
saltwater products license).
'Saturday. December 19th-
Thomas Prescott, 47. of
Wewvahitchka. violation of proba-
tion (disorderly conduct).
Monday. December 21st-
Robert McMullon, 60. of Port St.
Joe, failure to appear (driving
while license suspended or
revoked and child support).



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guilty on the charge of unlawful
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placed on six months probation
with instructions from the judge
fto clean his yard within ninety

in violation

The men and women of the
Port St. Joe Police Department
would like to wish everyone a
Merry Christmas and a Happy
New Year.

ing to employers' requirements,
and provide space for employer
interviews of WorkForce Center
Who is eligible for
WorkForce Center services?
All WorkForce Centers func-
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looking for work.: /
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employers searching for candi-
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*Community organizations
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to assist those in need;
*The vocational and propri-
etary school network that pro-
vides skill training: and
.,*Employment and training
partners that share responsibility
for serving and placing customers
through the One-Stop system.
An interactive database, the
Work-Web collects, stores, and
sorts job seeker information, and
the system's e-mail function
*Plows job seekers to send their
resumes, which they can create
. ninen, to area job openings. Job
seekers can match their skills and
education with job openings.
Taking job searches easier and
more effective. ..
All of this is accomplished
with the latest graphical and easy
to use "point and click" internet
technology. If you have Internet
access, you can find your local
Work-Web at www.work-
If you don't have Internet
access, simply visit your nearest
WorkForce Center. This service is

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also free of charge.
What can WorkForce
Centers do for area employers?
,Online Job Bank-Welcome
to the Work-Web, an Internet
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gy, as well as actively searching
for qualified candidates on the
*Updating job openings.
*Browsing resumes for job
applicants online.
*Searching the resume bank
using'criteria such as education,
previous work experience, or
*Contacting potential candi-
dates directly using the web's
built-in electronic mail system.
Finding the right candidate
has never been more easy.
Employers can also post job open-
ings by calling WorkForce Center
Identification and Referral
of Job Applicants-As requested
-by employers, centers identify
appropriate candidates through
review of its mob matching func-
tion and from direct staff refer-
rals. Unless requested otherwise
by employers, centers refer all
potential candidates directly to
Screening of Job Appli-
;cants-Employers may request
"centers to perform pre-screening
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Individuals for specific positions.

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Such pre-screening may result in
referral of most, qualified appli-
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Online Talent Bank-
Employers may access directly or
through WorkForce Center repre-
sentatives' on-line resumes of
potential candidates for job-open-
Access to Labor Market
Information-Employers have
Free Access to comprehensive
information on labor market
trends in the area.
What about tax credits?
The Welfare-to-Work Tax
Credit (W2W) is offered to employ-
ers as an incentive, to hire long-
term public assistance partici-
pants and return them to work.
Employers may receive tax credits
if eligible individuals are hired
after 12/31/98 and before May 1',
Employers can receive a tax
credit up to 35% of the first
$10.000 in qualified first year
wages and 50% of the first
S 10,000 in qualified wages for the
second year of employment. The
total maximum credit that the
employer can receive is S8.500
per new -hire. The new hire must'
be employed at least 180 days or
400 hours.

However, there is no limit on
the number of employees for
whom the employer can claim the
credit. To apply for certification
for this, employers only need to
complete two one-page forms, IRS
Form 8850 by the day the job
offer is made and the U.S.
Department of Labor Form 9061.
More Information
For more information about
any of these services contact the
center at one the following loca-
1. (Bay County) Gulf Coast
Community College, 5230 Wedt
Highway 98, Panama City, FL
32401. Phone: 850-872-3853.
Web site: www.workforcecenter.
2. (Bay County) Tom P. Haney
Technical Center, 3016 Highway
77, Panama City, FL 32405.
Phone: 850-914-6240.
3. (Gulf County) 201 Monu-.
ment Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL
,32456. Phone: 229-6854.
4. (Franklin County) 411
Highway 98 West, Apalachicola,
FL 32320. Phone: 850-653-8883.
Stress management courses
and adjustment counseling are
available to anyone needing ser-
vices like those at the Life
Management Center of Northwest
Florida, located at 311 Williams
Avenue In Port St. Joe. Please
contact Ned Ailes, director, at
221-1145 for more information
about these and other counseling
Job Training Partnership Act
JTPA, the. Job Training
Partnership Act, created in 1982,
offers federally funded vocational
training, and job placement prgo-
ram. The Gulf Coast Workforce
Development Board administers
federal funds for Bay, Franklin.'
and Gulf Counties. JTPA is an
equal opportunity employer.
What can JTPA do for you?
Career Assessment-Will
help you determine your apti-
tudes. Interests, natural abilities,
and transferable skills. Trained
counselors will assist you in
determining what career opportu-
nities are best suited for you...
will provide training at approved
training institutions for those
Individuals who are unskilled or
whose skills are no longer in
demand in the local labor market.
NOTE: Tuition, books, lab
fees, and related training costs
may be paid by the JTPA pro-
gram. However, the training must
Sbe in an occupation in demand.
based upon local lab6r t.harkot
information. ,--
are available on a limited, com-
petitive basis 1for the following
Civil Engineering Technology,
Computer Program Analysis.
Correctional Standards. Nursing
Associate Degree, Radiography,
Respiratory Therapy. Accounting
Technology/Bookkeeping, Hospi-
tality Management. Business
Administration and Managemenrt.
Business Data Processing Cer-
tificate. Office Systems Technol-
ogy, Culinary Management, Den-
tal Assisting. Dental Hygiene.
Financial Services, Electronics
Engineering, Legal" Assisting.
Physical Therapy Assistant, and
Commercial Vehicle Driving.
NOTE: JTPA scholarship ap-
plicants must have a high
school diploma or the equiva-
Training is sponsored only for
"demand" occupations, and JTPA
can not sponsor A.A. degrees. The
funding is intended to help people

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employment. Scholarship appli-
cants will need to fill out an appli-
cation, attend a JTPA orientation,
and complete one or more place-
ment tests.
After completing training with
JTPA's help, a person must get a
full time job. A binding contract
must be signed to that effect upon
being sponsored by JTPA.
However, JTPA will assist you in
your job search.
Special Services-Services
will vary depending upon the
availability, of funds and the local
labor market conditions. JTPA
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GC Adult School-The Gulf
County Adult School, located at
2855 Long Avenue in Port St. Joe
and Main Street in Wewahitchka,
offers adult basic, general educa-
tion, and GED classes. Work is on
an individual, one-to-one basis;
they are here to serve you. The
schedule is flexible to meet indi-
vidual needs. For more informia-
tion, please call 227-1744 or 639-
Gulf/Franklin Center-The
returning students program at
the Gulf/Franklin Center will be
sponsoring several workshops at
the Center in the coming months.
These workshops will be greatly
helpful to those seeking employ-
(All times are Eastern.)
January 20-"Resume Wri-
ting/Inrerviewing," Room A103.
5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
February 8-"Scholarship
Workshop," Room A108, 5:00 to
6:00 p.m.
February 16-Test Taking/
Study Skills," Room AI01. 5:00 to
6:00 p.m.
March 15-"Financial Man-
agement," Room A108. 5:00 to
6:00 p.m.
April 6--Stress Manage-
ment," Room AIO1. 5:00 to 6:00
Fastest Growing Occupations
in Tri-County Area
Although unemployment is a
serious problem in the tri-county
area right now, there are several
career fields in the area which are
growing at a very rapid rate. Quite
possibly, as time goes by. these
new fields will meet the communi-
ty's ever-increasing need for jobs.
Following are the top 10
fastest growing occupations in
Gulf, Bay, and Franklin counties,
according to information provided
by the Florida Department of
Labor and Employment Security.
Bureau of Labor Market
1.Correction Officer and Jailer.
2.Home Health Aide.
3.Medical Assistant.
4.Amusement and Recreation
5.Social Worker. Medical, and
6.Nursing Aide and Orderly.
7.Medical Secre-tary.
8.Physlclan. -
9.Teacher, Special Education.
10.Social Worker, except Medical
and Psychiatric.


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by Gene Childs
,. Florida Outdoor Writers' Association

If everyone got as many cata-
logs in the mail as I did during
this holiday season, then I don't
quite understand how any paper
milf in the United States could be
shut down. Checking my tiny
post office box even three times a
day could not keep the catalogs,
from piling up.
I seemed to be best friends
and the most important customer
'of L. L. Bean, Cabella's, Rocky
Mountain VW, Coldwater Creek,
Bass Pro Shops, Mann's Bait,
American Bandit, Inc. J. C.
Whitney, Newport News, Land's
End, and Gurney's Seed
Catalog-a garden catalog? Of all
the magazines that arrived, this
one seemed the most out of place,
but it has been the one that has
brought the most joy this holiday
I got my first gardening
lessons from my grandmother
who lived with us until the day
she died. There was always 'room
in her flower beds for a few toma-
toes and pepper plants. Teepees
of pole beans sprouted up in
sunny spots and squash bloomed
in corners of the yard.
Uncles and aunts who still
* owned pieces of the, family farm
planted extra rows, in .their big
gardens for -us." Butterbeans.
peas, corn, and okra were picked,
cut, shelled, and canned for win-
ter's meals.
As I grew up, my love for gar-
dening also grew. Even in college,
a few five-gallon buckets kept
fresh tomatoes and bell peppers
on-the table. Regardless of where
life has taken me, gardening
closely followed.
In the hills of Tennessee, my''
gardening grew into farming.
Acres of burley tobacco and bot-,
tom lands covered with corn
helped pay the mortgage, but the
kitchen garden still brought the
most joy. I'm really looking for-
ward to trying my hand at Florida
gardening this spring.
The holiday seasons will have
many more hunters in the woods

than normal, so everyone should
be cautious and hunt safely. All
seasons are in arid hunters can
hunt deer, turkey, duck, dove,
squirrels, etc. With the cool spell
the Panhandle is experiencing
anid a full moon arriving around
New Years, game should be more
The three best bets for fishing
should start with crappie in area
ponds, creeks and rivers. The
cool weather has really turned
them on. Minnows are still the
best bait, but Beetlespins around
brush or downed trees,have land-
ed some real slabs.
The next best bet is as simple
as walking down to the ocean's
edge. Surf fishing is very produc-
tive right now. Bottom rigs with
pyramid sinkers under a two
hook set-up are taking; lots of
whiting and an- occasional ,pom-
pano. Peeling the shrimp is a
well-known trick to attract the
whiting, and it works just as well
for the pompanoo.
When the weather allows,
boaters who venture out' only six
to seven miles are catching some
really nice grouper. Any of your
favorite bottom fishing spots
could hold several keepers.'.A few
minutes' fishing will let you know
if they're home. The red snapper
are still pretty thick but can't be
kept until January 1. -
Trying several spots should
put a grouper or two in the box.
Offshore fishing on' the bigger
charter boats is also excellent
right now. Monster-sized grouper
"jand amberjack are being boated
along with some tasty scamps. An
offshore trip with visiting rela-
tives makes for a nice day and
fond memories for those who sel-
dom get to saltwater fish.
* With last minute shopping
just about finished, the catalogs
will soon ,go into the recycling
bin-all except one. Hunting and
fishing have always stimulated
my spirit, but gardening soothes
my soul. Have a Merry Christmas
' and a Happy New Year.

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Thursday, December 17
The Wewahitchka Gators suf-
fered their seventh loss of the sea-
son with Thursday's 80-47 loss to
Bay High. The Gators trailed 40-
21 at halftime and were outscored
40-26 in the second half of play.
Pete Taunton led Wewahitch-
ka on offense with 14 points and
made three three-pointers. Titus
Pittman followed with 12 points.
all from behind the arc. The
Gators scored 30 of their 47
points on three-pointers.
WEWA 16 5 5 21 47
BAY 21 19 16 24-80
WEWA (47) Taunton 14, Titus,
Pittman 12, Simms 2, Addison 4,
Vann 5, Jones 3, Tim Pittman 2,
Shavers 5.
BAY (80) Dybdal 8, Cook 15,
Parker 2, Simmons 5, Figeroa 10,
Haisley 8, Adams 10, Hall 8, Mills 14.

Work and Gain
Economic Self-Sufficiency
On August 22;, 1996,
President Clinton signed the
Personal Responsibility and Work
Opportunity; Reconciliation Act of
1996. This measure effectively
ended AFDC and signalled the
beginmmg of welfare reform. In
response to this measure, the
Florida legislature created the
WAGES Act, requiring recipients
to:work for benefits received.
A The WAGES program has
replaced the AFDC program,
offering intensive case: manage-
ment, along with supportive ser-
vices, designed to assist and
encourage participants to finding
and keeping employment.
Recipients of cash benefits within
the state of Flonda must partici-
pate in WAGES. Once they receive
these benefits, they must work in
exchange for them, or if unem-
ployed, engage in a work activity
at least 20 hours per week.
Time Limits for Benefits
Cash assistance benefits for
WAGES participants, now called
Temporary Assistance to Needy
Families, are time limited. The
federal law sets a lifetime limit of
five years, while Florida has opted
to set a more stringent limit of
four years..
The emphasis is on '
"Temporary Assistance." with
every effort being made to transi-
tion recipients from receiving
public assistan'ce'to receiving'pay
In addition to the four year
lifetime limit. Florida has addi-
tional time stipulations.
Recipients can receive no more
than 24 months of cash assis-
tance in a five year period or 36
months in a six year period.
Whether recipients receive an ini-
tial two year or three year time
limit is dependent upon several
factors including the following:
*The length of time they
received AFDC prior to October
*If they are a custodial parent
under the age of 24.
*lf they have a GED.
ePrior work experience.

Remodeling Sale!
Everything Goes!
1612 Monument Avenue is
remodeling and has all types
of household goods and
appliances for sale. Glass
model stovetop, force cbn-
vection oven, louvered
doors; bathroom vanities,,.
etc. for sale. Call 227-7200 for
appointment or come by on
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Friday, December 18
The Gators lost a close one
Friday night as the Liberty
County Bulldogs edged the Gators
65-59. Wewahitchka trailed only
25-24 at halftime, but Liberty
County outscored the Gators 40-
35 in the second half for the vic-
P.J. Addison led Wewahitchka
with a game high 24 points.
Bradley Shavers followed with 16
points and grabbed a team-high
11 rebounds for the Gators.
Friday's loss dropped Wewahitch-
ka to 1-8 on the season.
WEWA 16 5 521 59
LIB. CO. 21 19 16 24 65
WEWA (59) Addison 24, Vann 7,
Jones 4, Taunton 3, Pittman 5,
Shavers 16.
LIBERTY COUNTY (65) Fletcher
3. Williams 4. Day 17,, Fleck 4,
McCray 15. Peterson 14, Shuler 8.

from Page 6A
October 1 was the initial time
'limit for many of Florida's fami-
lies. Those reaching their initial
Time limits will not be able to
reapply in Florida for assistance
for three years.
On the Job Training
Programs and Support Services
On the Job, Training is a
Rewarding feature within the
WAGES program that encourages
employers to hire and retain
WAGES clients. ,
}. Services include assistance in
..obtaining child care, transporta-
"tion. purchasing work uniforms.
and purchasing tools and other
essential job readiness require-
Employers can enjoy benefits
including subsidizing by 509o the
employer's extraordinary cost of
providing specialized on-the-job
training to \VAGES participants.
for up to six months.
More information
For more information about
'the WAGES program In this area.
please contact Charlene Thomas.
case manager, at the
Gull/Franklin Center.

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We will probably not have the opportunity to greet
each and every one of you personally, so, we would
like to use this regular ad space to express our
sincerest wish to everyone in our community for the
happiest and healthiest of holiday seasons.
We hope that you and your family will enjoy the
very best of everything at this very special time of a
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Lady Sharks Win Big

Thursday, December 17
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
jumped out to a 48-12 halftime
lead and held on for a 76-25 vic-
tory over Carrabelle Thursday
night. The Lady Sharks outscored
Carrabelle 28-13 In the second
half. .
Evette Gant led all scorers
with 20 points. Lyndsy Kilpatrick
hit five three-pointers and had 17
points r"Pa-VPo '?a e (8-3).

Courtney Lenox chipped in 11
points for the Lady Sharks.
The ladies will tip-off next in.
'the "dome" on Tuesday, January'
5th against Freeport.
ST. JOE (76) -- Gant 20, Kilpatrick
17, Lenox II, King 2. Royster 2, L.
Johnson 9, M. Johnson 6, BelIn 6.
Kllbourn 3.
' CARRABELLE (25) Benjamin 11.
Brock 9, Cone 5..

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Friday, December 18: :
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
eluded a near defeat as Havana ,
rimmed out both free throw.
attempts with 1.1 seconds left in
the game. The Tiger Sharks' 45-
44 win Friday night, in Port St.
Joe's second shoot-out of the sea-
son, improved their record to 6-1.
Port St. Joe trailed 27-25 at half-
James Daniels led the top-
ranked Tiger Sharks with 13
points. Mosi Qulnn and Kedrick"
Larry followed with seven points
ST. JOE (45) Quinn '7, Chambers
5, Daniels, 13, K. Larry 7, Jenkins 4,
L. Larry 3, Lewis 2, Bailey 4.
HAVANA (44) Buggs 2, McKnight
3, Mathis 11, Butler 3, Andrews 17,
Enzor 6, Seabrooks 2.'

Saturday, December 18
The # 1I ranked Tiger Sharks

extended their winning streak to
seven games with Saturday
night's 20-point victory over
Chipley in the Port St. Joe "shoot-
out". The Tiger,Sharks outscored
Chipley 26-18 in the first half,
and 23-11 in the second half
enroute to a 49-29 win.
Port St. Joe (7-1) was led on
offense by Rod Chambers with 15
points. James Daniels followed
with 12 points for the Tiger
ST. JOE (49) S. Chambers 4, R.
Chambers 15, Daniels 12, K. Larry 6,
Jenkins 4, L. Larry 4, Bailey 4.
CHIPLEY (29) Douglas 4, Spencer
7, Odom 3, Wright 4, Davis 2, Lewis 4,
McCullough 5.

County Classic
Tips Off Monday
The Port St. Joe High School
varsity boys' basketball team will
host its 8th Annual Gulf County

Kyron Bailey (43) squeaks by a Gladiator defender for
a lay-up shot last Friday night.

Basketball Classic tournament
beginning on Monday, December
28th and concluding on
Wednesday. December 30th.
Participating schools include
Lake City Columbia. Panama City
Rutherford, Marianna. Panama
City Bay. Wewahitchka.
Monticello-Jefferson County.
Jacksonville Providence, and the
host Tiger Sharks.
-Monday's schedule features
Rutherford versus Columbia at
3:30, followed by Marianna ver-
sus Wewahlitchka at 5:00. Bay
versus Jefferson County at ,6:30,
and Port St. Joe versus
Providence at 8:00.
Tuesday's games will involve
the losers of games 0 1 and #2
playing at 3:30, with the losers of
games #3 and #4 at 5:00. The
winner's bracket games will tip-off
that night at 6:30 and 8:00.
Games on December 30th will'


be the seventh place game.at
3:30, followed by the consolation
championship at 5:00, third place
at 6:30, and the championship
game at 8i00.
Past champions of the classic
Include Pensacola Catholic
(1991). Madisonville, Kentucky
(1992), Port St. Joe (four times,-
1993-1996), and Panama City
Rutherford (1997).
"This year's tournament fea-'
tures a number of very good
teams and. players." said Coach
Vernon Eppinette. ,
"Our players have been work-
ing very hard over the holidays.
We wanted to get in better shape
and to take a look at our pressing
game. Our tournament will give
, us a chance to. do just that,"'
added Eppinette.
All tickets during the tourna--
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James Daniels (20) knocks down two of his 13 points
on this jump shop in the second Port St. Joe "shoot-out"

of the season.

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When the hunting season for
deer ends February 28 In
Northwest Florida, chances are
there will have been several tree
stand accidents where hunters
were seriously injured or killed.
While tree stand accidents
are not Investigated by the Florida
Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission like firearm-related
hunting accidents, almost all of
the tree stand mishaps could be
avoided, according to GFC Hunter
Education Officer Lt. Dave
"People need to think aboutt,
safety first before they start
climbing." Crosariol said. "Few
people fall from a tree stand and
aren't injured."
Although there are a broad
list of do's and don't for tree
stand hunting, he said there are
several critical concerns hunters
should pay heed to.
"Make sure you wear a safety
belt or harness during all your
climbing.," Crosarlol said. "Most
commercial tree stand manufac-
turers include one with their
stands." Home made safety straps
and ropes should be avoided
since they can tighten and sLran-
gle a person.
Equally crucial Is following'
the tree stand manufacturer's

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recommendations. Stand manu-
facturers spell out what size and
type trees they can be safely used
on. For example. most tree stands
can be safely used on thick bark
trees such as oaks and pines.
Thin bark trees such as
sycamores, maples and birches
don't offer a good "grip" and may
lead to the stand slipping or
Another major consideration
is to inspect permanent stands
left in the woods from year-to-
year. keeping a keen eye out for
rotting steps or boards. Just last
hunting season a Wakulla County
hunter wound up in the hospital
with several cracked vertebrae
after climbing up in a permanent
wooden ladder-type stand. He
then was pitched out backward in
a 10-foot fall when the rotten floor
gave way. The hunter recovered
from his injuries.
Crosariol said 'other safety
considerations for using tree.
stands Include:
*Ever' time you use a climb-
ing or lock-on stand, inspect it for:
missing bolts, hardware or corro-
elf using steps to get to and
from the stand, make sure each
step, is properly secured to the
tree before climbing. Always wear
.a safety belt or harness while
*After climbing to a stand,
use a pull-rope for bringing up
unloaded guns or bows.
Ielf you get sleepy or drowsy in
a tree stand, get on 'the ground
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Plants-A Great Gift for That "Hard to Buy For" Person

by Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
Christmas shopping can be
quite a challenge to your brain, as
well as your budget. In addition to
the consideration of cost, there's
always that old question of what
to give. For some of those on your
list, plants might offer a nice solu-
A healthy, vigorous plant
usually is a welcome addition for
either home or landscape. But,
before you rush to your favorite
nursery, you should consider
what to look for and what to avoid
in plant selection.
Whether you're shopping for a
gift plant for a friend or for an
addition to your own collection,
you should choose your purchase
carefully. Plants come in a wide
range of grades, conditions, and
standards, and it's sometimes
hard .to tell which ones have the
best chance for survival.
Usually, better plants will
cost you more money. But, this
isn't a hard and fast rule. When
nurseries have sales, they often
offer top quality plants at bargain
prices. The important thing is to
be able to tell tat quality is.
If you visit a nursery which

Florida Garden

Extension Notes
Roy Lee Carter
Gulf County Extension Service

tags plants according to the stan-
dards of the Florida Division of
Plants Industry, you'll have a
much easier time deciding on
quality. A "Florida Fancy" is an
extremely healthy, vigorous plant,
well-shaped with good strong
branches and dense foliage.
A "Florida Number One" is a
healthy. rigorouss plant with a
good shape and a good supply of
leaves. All other plants are labeled
"Number Three." While these are
the cheapest plants, they also
have the poorest chance of sur-
vival. If your nursery doesn't clas-
si'f plants this way. or if you buy
gift plants from a supermarket,
discount store, or similar outlet,
you'll need to be able to Identify
vigorous, healthy plants on your
Look for compact, rather than
spindly plants. An abundance of
foliage is usually a good sign. A
spindly plant without a good sup-
ply of leaves may be the victim of
various leaf spot diseases or
insect problems which have
caused leaves to fall.
Make sure the leaves have a
good uniform color. Check tips of
leaves for brown or yellow discol-
oration, and inspect the trunk
and branches to see that they are
well-formed, without cracks,
peels, or scars.
Carefully examine each plant
for any signs of insect or disease
1 problems. Some things to look for
are speckling on the leaves, which
indicates spider mite- -injury;-
curled or distorted leaves, caused
by aphid injury: and small bumps
on stems and undersides of

leaves, resulting from a scale
Common disease problems,
often show up in yellow or brown
leaves, rotting stems, and brown
roots. Check the soil to make sure
it has good color and hasn't been
too heavily compacted. Pick each
plant up :and make sure that
roots aren't growing out of the
bottom of the pot.
Some other considerations
involve where a gift plant will
eventually be grown. If the plant
is to be kept indoors, you should
determine whether it requires
special lighting. If the plant is to
be grown outdoors, you must
determine whether it's adaptable

to the climatic conditions of its
eventual planting site. Your nurs-
eryman should be able to help
you in making such decisions.
If you follow these basic
guidelines for selecting gift plants,
your living Christmas presents
should provide many years of

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Toys From,
Santa's Bag
Gulf Correctional Institute,
Gulf Forestry and the Division of
Forestry once again played the
role of Santa's helpers last week
delivering approximately, 675 toys
to Gulf County's children.
For the past several years,
inmates at the corrections facili-
ties havebuilt an array of hand-
made wooden toys for distribution
to Gulf County children at the
K.I.D.S. center, Head Start pro-
gram, 'Pre-k anid through the sec-
ond grade.
Santa Clause and his clown
partner helped corrections per-
sonnel with the distribution of the
gifts to schools and child care
centers throughout the county
last week.,
"This is always an exciting
.f i project for all that are involved,
and brings cheer and happiness
to all children," said Penny
W. MoLemore (GCI" Sentencing
Specialist). "In light '.of the current
,mill shutdown, this could be the
only Christmas and joy for some
"' ~~~~~~children.".. :.. .
In the photo above, "Santa's HelPers'!, ~[in rear, standing from
left to right[ Roy Russell (CPSO), Martin Gay ,(C.0O), Penny
McLemore,, (Sentence Specialist), MaJ. S. L. Smith, Gulf Forestry,
and David Paul (C.O.), gather. round him as they visited the ort
St. Joe K.I.D.S. center last week. The big guy also brought along
a special clown friend to help with the toy distribution.

PSJ Middle School Science,

Fair Winners
Port St. Joe Middle
School recently, conducted
its annual Science Fair for K
sixth through eighth (
graders. The winners of this
year's fair, shown ,In the
photo above, are (left to
right) Jamie Nichols, Jenna
Teat, Jessica Ford,
'Margaret Gibson, : Susan
Ellmer, and Danielle
Barnes ...


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on board with our very best 'wishesandpraisefor all our custfers nd fiend .
Thanks for helping us stay on,track! ,

Michael, Sherrie, Heather and Staff

His Precitous


For' as th6
lightning comet
out ~ o iiithe.at .n

out ,of the east and
shineth even unto
4 the west, so shall,
be the coming of
the Son of Man.
Matthew 24:27

;Our sincere best :
wishes for a happy
Mize Plumbing Glass &
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S'" Johnny, Brenda, Michael, Sarah,
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,Howard Garland
' Howard Garland, 83, passed
:away Tuesday, December 15, in
Miami. A native of Grady County,
Georgia, he had been a resident of
:Port St. Joe for 61 years and was
retired from St. Joe Paper
Company. He was a member of
'the First Born Church of the
Living God, Thompson Temple.
Survivors include his chil-
,:dren, Howard Garland, Jr. of Port
SSt. Joe, Clyde Garland of Orlando,
:William Garland of South
:Carolina, Kenneth Garland of
Detroit, Michigan, Darryle
Garland of Port St. Joe, Patricia
Leslie of Miami, Mary Frances
Garland of Pennsylvania
(deceased), Annette Torres of'
'Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and
,Debra Garland of Port St. Joe; 24
-grandchildren; many great-grand-
children; three brothers,
Frederick Garland and Luther
Garland, both of Newark, New
Jersey, Freddy Brown of South
:Car61ina, and Lee Brown, Jr. of
,North Carolina; and two. sisters,
Moreda McRee and Luvenia
:Brown, 'both of Columbus,
.The funeral service was held
at .10:00 a.m., ET, on Saturday,
IDecembelr 19,. 'at the First Born.
:Church of the Living God,
S Thompson Temple. Interment fol-
S 'lowed in the family plot in Forest
Hill. Cemetery.
All services were. under the
'direction of the Comforter Funeral

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James W. Bagby
James W. Bagby, 76, passed
away Wednesday morning,
December 16, at 5:00 a.m. at his
home in Wewahitchka.
He is survived by his wife,
Josephine Bagby of Wewahitchka;
a son, James R. Bagby and wife of
Blountstown; a daughter, Betty F.
Martin and husband of Ashboro,
North Carolina; a step-son, Joe T.
Glass and. wife, Jeanette, of
Wewahitchka; a sister, Mary
Samples of Cummings, Georgia; a
brother, Luther Bagby of
Cummings; and several grand-
children, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at
the College Park Church of God
on Friday, December 18, at 2:00
p.m., CT, with Rev. Charles
Whitfield officiating. 'Intermernt
followed in Roberts Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch

Bessie Cosgrove
Bessie Grantham Cosgrove,
87, of Wewahitchka, passed away
Tuesday, December 8, in Port St.
Joe. A native of Newville,
Alabama, she had been a resident
of Palm Harbor for 35 years before
moving here in April, and was of
the Protestant faith.
Mrs. Cosgrove was preceded
in death by her mother, father,
and two sisters. Survivors include

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nd Mrs. Garry L. Gaddis,

nie, Jennifer & Stephen

her husband, William A. Cosgrove
of Wewahitchka; two sisters,
Bobbye Grantham Domenick, and
her husband, Carmen, of Mesa,
Arizona, and Mary Grantham
Horton of Wewahltchka; one
brother-in-law, Buddy McLemore
of Dalkeith; a devoted friend, J.T.
Brannon; and several nieces and
Memorialization will be by
cremation. A memorial service will
be held at a later date.
All services are under the
-direction of the Comforter Funeral

Laura Hinton_
Laura Hinton, formerly 0of
Wewahitchka, : passed' away
Thursday, December 17, in Palm
Harbor. She had been a long time
resident of Wewahitchka, and was
retired from the Gulf County
School System as a teacher and
librarian. She was a founding
member of Westside Baptist
Survivors include her daugh-
ter, Lauretta June McDaniel of
Palm Harbbr; four grandchildren,
Robert McDaniel of Tallahassee,
Peter McDaniel of Clearwater,
Gilbert McDaniel of Odessa. and
Wendy McDaniel of Orange Park;
and four great-grandchildren,
Michael McDaniel, Racheal
McDaniel, Laura McDaniel, and
Jacob McDaniel.
The funeral service was held
at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the
Westslde Baptist Church, con-,
ducted by Rev. David Miller.
Interment followed in the family
plot in Jehu Cemetery. She lay in
state at the church for an houi-

prior to the funeral. Those that
wish may make a contribution to
the Westside Baptist Church, or
to the Wewahitchka Elementary
School Library.
Comforter Funeral Home,
Wewahltchka Branch Chapel was
in charge of all arrangements.

Curtis Whitaker
Curtis E. Whitaker, Sr., 89, of
Kissimmee. passed away
Wednesday, December 16, in
Kissimmee. A native of
Beth lehem. he worked for Port St.
Joe Paper Company In the 1930's.
and returned to Port St. Joe from
1981 until 1995.
Mr. Whitaker was preceded In
death by his wife. Ruby Whitaker.
and one son, Wendell Whitaker.
Survivors include five chil-
dren, Curtis E. Whitaker, Jr. of
Stephen City, Virginia, Dorthy
Jean Brown of Kissimmee,
Kenneth L. Whitaker of Ft. Walton
Beach, Mildred Howell of Orlando,
and Sarah Quinn of Winter
Garden: 11 grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; three sis-
ters. Lavada Forehand of Bonifay,
Luverne Williams of Valparaiso,
and Mattie Lou Moore of Bonifay;
four brothers. Hiram Whitaker of
Columbus..' Georgia Hoyt
'Whitaker of Ocala, Frank
Whitaker of Ft. Walton Beach,
'(and Floyd Whitaker of Sampson,
Funeral services were held at
2:00 p.m., ET, on Sunday,
December 20, at Long Avenue
i Baptist Church. conducted by
Rev. Curtis Clark. Interment fol-
lowed in Holly Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Clayton Hanna
Clayton (Sebo) Hanna, 39, of
Fort Payne, Alabama, passed
away Monday, December 14, in
-Fort Payne. A native of Carrabelle,
he had been a resident of Port St.
Joe until three years ago;
Survivors include his wife,
Donna Hanna; a daughter,
Christina 'Parker:' two sons,
William Hanna and Johnathan
Hanna; a granddaughter, Carmi
Parker. all of Fort Payne; a grand-
son, Michael Hanna of Miami; his
father and stepmother, Lewis
Edward and Mary Lou Hannah of
SPort St. Joe; two sisters, Barbara
Ann Linton of Lanark Village and
Patricia Ann Kirkland of Sunny
Hills: two stepsisters, Elaine
Broome and Rhonda Manning,
both of Crestview; and a step-
brother, Donny Rhames of

The funeral service was held
at 11:00 a.m., ET, on Friday at
the Highland View Assembly of
God Church, conducted by Rev.
Jean Shoots. Interment followed
in the family plot in Holly Hill
"All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral

Did You Know?
Christmas trees are recy-
clable. Their branches may be
removed, chipped and used as
mulch in ,the garden. The tree
trunks may be chopped for fire-
wood. Large quantities of used
trees make effective sand and soil
erosion barriers.
Sink into fish ponds,- trees
make excellent refuge and feeding
areas. Call your bity or county
government and ask if they have a
Christmas tree recycling program.

2 and 3 bedroom apartments and town-
houes in Port St. Joe. Very nice, w/d
hookups. $500-$595/month. Contact
Prudential Resort Realty, 227-2000.

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We would like to express our sincere thanks
to our customers and wish everyone a
Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!
Mae andSherri


SHINE Volunteer
Needed for Gulf Co.
A volunteer to help men and
women in Gulf County with insur-
ance needs is being sought. The
SHINE volunteer would work out
of the home and the Senior
Citizens Center. This volunteer
position would be under the
Department of Elder Affairs. The
volunteer would be paid mileage.

A three day training program
is being held in Tallahassee on
January 6, 7, and 8. Anyone
interested in volunteering is
asked to call 229-8466 for more
information. Ask for Jerry Stokoe.


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Handle and Prepare Food Safely to Avert Disaster During Holidays

It is important to practice safe
,food handling and preparation
methods throughout the year, but
the hectic holidays can present
even more possibilities for food
poisoning at home: larger-than-
usual meals often are being pre-
pared; new recipes and cooking
techniques may be tried; buffets
may be set out for guests; large
amounts of leftovers may remain
for additional meals; food may be
transported from one home to
another, etc.
Of special concern this time
of year is the increased risk of
food poisoning associated with
the popular custom of stuffing
turkeys prior to cooking-a prac-
tice not recommend by food safe-
ty experts.
With the potential for food
poisoning increased during the
holidays, it is especially important
to remember safe food handling
and preparation practices. A few
Thaw turkey in the refrigera-
tor, not on the counter top.
Room temperature encour-
ages the growth of bacteria, so
defrost your turkey in the refriger-
ator rather than on the counter
top. Allow one day of defrosting
for each five pounds of turkey
weight. You can safely refrigerate
the thawed turkey another day or
two, but don't let the Juices drip
onto other foods.
To reduce defrosting time,
wrap the bird in a waterproof

plastic bag and submerge it in
cold water. Cold water slows the
bacterial growth that may occur
in the thawed outer portions
while the inner areas are still
thawing. Change the water every
30 minutes.
, Cook the stuffing separate
from the turkey.
Stuffing placed inside an
uncooked turkey is susceptible to
bacterial growth, and it is espe-
cially ill-advised to stuff an
uncooked turkey before storing it
in the refrigerator.
Stuffing cooked inside a
turkey may not get hot enough for
any dangerous bacteria in it to be
killed-even if the turkey itself is
completely cooked and has
reached the recommended inter-
nal temperature of 180 degrees
Don't interrupt the cooking
Interrupting the cooking
process or cooking a turkey in
stages promotes the growth of
bacteria. This is because the
turkey may have been heated
enough to activate bacteria, but
not enough to kill them. So, once
you've started cooking the turkey,
continue the cooking process
through completion.
Carve the turkey into serving
slices before refrigerating.
Cooked, whole, stuffed
turkeys don't store safely in the
refrigerator. Remove the stuffing
from a turkey cooked in advance

Dear Santa Claus,
How are you doing? Will you
please get me these things? Ten
cd's, leather jacket, telephone,
oopise daisy baby, braves Jacket.
Thank youl
P.S. I think you are very sweet
and nice! ,

Dear Santa,
I want a teddy bear and I
want an ice cream machine and I
want that chicken limbo and I
want horsey animal and I want
pencils, pretend fog, beannie bag
turtle and I want a pretend lion,
and I,want. to have .plan .and I
want a rea kitten. ',.,, ;
... Love, ..; iK '.
Dear Santa,
I want some skates. I have
been a ,good boy. We enjoy the
Christmas day. 1 will leave you.
some Oreo's and milk.
Love, ,
Samuel Alexander
age 5

and refrigerate it immediately.
Allow the turkey juices to settle
for 20 to 30 minutes, then carve
the bird into serving slices, place
them in shallow containers, cover
and refrigerate.
When it's time to serve,
reheat the slices and the stuffing
in a conventional or microwave
oven to a temperature of at least
165 degrees Fahrenheit.
Make sure cooking tempera-
tures are high enough to kill
The temperatures between 40
and 140 degrees Fahrenheit are
the most dangerous for bacterial
growth. Bacteria grow best-and
some produce heat-resistant tox-
ins-in this temperature range.
Cooking a turkey at less than
325 degrees is unsafe because it
lets the bird and the stuffing '*
remain in the danger zone too
long. A meat thermometer-.
inserted into the thickest part of
the thigh next to the body but not

touching the bone-is the best
way to assure proper cooking to
at least 180 degrees.
Take extra care with holiday
Be sure you have enough
room in your refrigerator for the
perishable foods you plan to serve
at holiday buffets. Servings are
best kept small and replenished
directly from the refrigerator or
The longer food is kept out,
especially beyond two hours, the
greater the risk of food poisoning
even if hot trays or chafing dishes
are used. Refrigerate perish-
ables-especially the turkey and
other meat and poultry prod-
ucts-as soon as possible after
your guests have finished eating.
Careful storage of leftovers
minimizes food poisoning.
Reheated leftover turkey and
stuffing shouldn't be kept out to
serve for more than two hours
before being refrigerated or


all hiyear longs

Bea utiful

May you enjoy a, love, lly season
with all the trimmings. 4 '
Thanks for making Us look good, /. .
all year long! /

Aline, Jill, Kelly & Sonya



Tyler Savcler
age 5

Dear Santa,
I want some skates, and some
surprises for me and Jenetta. I
will leave chocolate chip cookies
for you.
Jacqueline Peters
age 6

Dear Santa,
My name is Kady Dunlap. I
would like an Eric and Ariel Picnic
Set, Baby Paws, Barble Shoes,
and surprises. Bring surprises for
my sister Amy. I will leave you
some milk and cookies. .We have
been very good girls.
ve prayers,
Kady Dunlap ,
age 5

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Thank you, neighbors, for visiting Us this year.
You're always welcome at our door.

From the employees of

Bayside Lumber

we wish you a Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year







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"we wrestle against
rulers of darkness"
T HE CHRISTIAN today is really facing a
: tough battle. We are told to "Put on the whole ar-
Smour of God, that we may stand against the wiles of
-the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,
: but against principalities, against powers, against
the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places" (Eph. 6:11-12)
It is likely that some are fulfilling these
j prophecies, and do not even recognize they are
'being used of Satan. For instance, what would
cause high-powered judges to try and eradicate any-
thing pertaining to Christianity from all public plac-
es? History tells us this nation was established on.
the precept of the laws of God. Even our money de-
clares a national faith in God.
S ,Our- warfare is spiritual.r It is not a physical
activity. At least, it is not usually physically physical.
Before WWII, I was working in Texas. A man
who was carrying on a national campaign against
the liqour industry bought his printing from the
firm where I worked. He told me about a man at the
post office where he mailed his- literature, jtimping
on him. The angry man had him down on the lawn,
and was trying to choke him. He said," I got a
couple of his fingers in my mouth and was bearing
down." The man jerked loose, hopped up, and' said,
"You don't fight'fair!"
He said I told him, "I don't fight at all, .except
when I'm forced to fight. Then I try to win, if I can."
The iman left him alone after that,.
I don't think the Scriptual "wrestling" men-
tioned in our text means that kind of wrestling. But
sometimes Satan's "powers" just might force such
upon us, as he did to that preacher.
One thing we can be sure of, however. We know
who will have the final victory. "If God be for us, who,
can be against us?" (Romans 8:31)

,Remember the Real

Reason for this Season!

'i 311 ,Columbus St. *.Sr. Joe Beach, FL 32456 .
SSunday School 9.45 am Wednesda) Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Praver Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00-pm
"0 taste and see that the Lord is uod: blessed is the mani, IM0at crsreth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God blest you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus minitr\, please call 647-5026 -

First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Church Office 227-1493 *Gus Carpenter, Pastor
Sunday School . . .. 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning W\orship .' .. .. I1:0 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service .. . . :6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, ... . . 7:00 p.m ..
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us

First %United Methodist Chuircfh
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, PL 32410.

Early Service ........................... 9:00 a.m. CT
Contemporary Service ............... 11:00 a.m. CT


Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424

Dr. John Anderson, Music Director:
Office Phone: 648-8820

74e Sta, Port St. foee, 7Turwaday, Decembde 24, 1997 Pae 55'

MB Methodist Celebrates With Holiday Events

Many holiday events, cele-
brating the spirit of the season,
will take place at the First United
Methodist Church of Mexico
Beach during the last part of
December and the first of
On December 24, on

Note of Thanks
The Chris Acree family would
like to thank Long Avenue Baptist
Church for their generosity in our
time of need due to the paper mill

Christmas Eve, at 5:30 p.m., the
congregation will be holding its
Annual Christmas Eve
Candlelight Service. The commu-
nity is invited to participate in
this event and start a new
Christmas Eve tradition. This
evening of fellowship and praise
'promises to warm the mind, body,
and spirit with the true meaning
of Christmas.

Bring your family
and help them, celeb:
reason for the season
are central.)
Finally, on Jan

12:00 noon, the church will be
celebrating the new year and new
beginnings with a New Year's Day
Luncheon. Start off 19'99 with
food, fellowship, and fun.
Everyone is invited to join them in

a new year's feast.
The church is located at 111-
A 22nd Street in Mexico Beach.
For more information about any
of these events, please call 648-

Thank You Revival Services

Sand friends Mayor Ray Dickens, of.
rate the real Wewahitchka, wishes to thank,
n. (All times Angela Harding, and her students
for their selfless act of generosity
exhibited by their donating
luary 1, at Christmas gifts to be given to
those in our community who
might not otherwise. be able to
afford presents for their children
SMayor Dickens stated, "Mrs.
Harding and her students have
again shown what a kind and
generous city Wewahitchka is. In
a time when many folks are pre-_
occupied with themselves, Mrs.
d "for to Harding and her students have,
the 'city by their actions, reminded us
who is what Christmas is all about-giv-
ing to others just as God did when
He sent His Son for us many
as there years ago in a manger in'

h year.
re, and.
,. This is
e world.

Miracle revival services will be
held at Amazing Grace Apostolic
Holiness Church, located at -106
Robbins Avenue, on December 28
to 30 and January' 2 and 3.
Services will begin each night at
7:30 p.m., with Evangelist Ann
Ennis speaking.
There will be.salvation, heal-
ing, the holy ghost,' and deliver-
ance, as well as anointed preach-
ing and prayer for the sick night-
ly. If you are bound by alcohol,
disease, drugs, nicotine, or witch-
craft, you can be free in the name
of Jesus.
For more information, please
call Pastor Robert Lowerv at 229-
6892 or 769-9838.

Say1/ S"aw It 74 SthemI

Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hw\y. 71
(1/10 mile no thi of Overstreet Roai ,

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
Sunday. Evening Worship .... .. .. . .. 5 p.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study ...... ....... ...7p.m. CDT

Coze and Be BIcssed!
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School ....................................................... 0 a.m .;
M morning Service ...................... ........... ........ .. 11 a.m .
Tuesday Bible Study .......... ..... ............... ......... 7 p.m .
Thursday Praise & Worship .....:......... ......... 7 p.m.
ROSA L GARLAND, pastor .

4 -m S- u s
Si ? CHIJRCH .5xteenth Si'rer
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756 '
Sunday Worship. 10 a.m .
Adult School .'. . 11 a.m. o

eSunday School
*Young Children
*Nursery Available
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Canmeron

Hghway 71

first Baptist Churcfi
Allen Welborn Buddy Caosell
Pastor M,r,,ter of ,lus,c & Youth'
/: "Sunday School ........... ...*.. ..'9:45 am
S Worship Service ........... .... 11 00 am
Disciple Training ............ ..'. 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ....... . .... 7:00 pm
k Wednesday Prayer Meeting ........... 7:00 pm



-.. Teaching the Truth of God's Word -------

801 20th Street Port St. Joe .,229-9707
Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor ,
Sunday School .. ... ..... 1.0:00a.m.
A iMorning Service ..... .... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ..... :. .. : 6:00 p.m.
-Ll Wednesday Prayer Meeting .'. 7:00 p.m.

Oliver F. Taylor
Visitation Minister, First'
United Methodist Church

In Luke 2:11, we fin
you is born this day in
of David a Saviour,
Christ the Lord."
To celebrate Christm
will be millions of
scenes displayed eac
Som'e.- 11 be miniatu
others living manger
with people and animals
unique within the C
communities around thi

It happens 'here among us. You, and I need this'
experience every year. We need open hearts to receive
the child born so many years ago in Bethlehem. When
this happens we become people renewed in the spirit of
Christ. Our Christian heritage will live forever as we
continue to celebrate the birth of Christ. Merry

Students, Teachers

and Ad mministrators

Rally for Unemployed

The Greatest Birth
by Billy Johnson
The Reason for. the season is
here again. ...., .
The birth of t Sai, ind His
walk among' men.
There has never been a birth",
before or since this.
That has caused more ,
happiness, and so much
I'm sure Mary was happy just
to have: God's Son.
I'believe Joseph was too, when
all was said and done. '
To raise the Son of God,
was no small chore.
But being picked by God, who
could ask for more. .
Whule shepherds watched their
flock by night.
An angel of the Lord came..
and gave them a fnght.
He told them not to fear, they'
were in no danger. :,
He told them where Christ was
born, and lyimg in a
Suddenly with the angel, a ,
multitude of heavenly host,
started praising God then.
Saying, "Glory to God in the
highest and on earth peace, .
good will to men."
The shepherds decided to go tp
Bethlehem. to see if what
the angel said was true.
They found Mary and Joseph,
when they arrived, and the
babe in the manger too.
When they had seen it, they
-told it abroad, about all
they had seen and heard.
It's the greatest birth, that ever
Took place, you can
read all about it, in God's,

A high level of concern for
others has been expressed by
Gulf County's students, teachers,
and-' administrators.- A todal '6f
$1,550 was collected and deliv-
ered to Rev: Jerry R. Huft for dis-
'This money is specifically for
families of the who are unem-
ployed because of the mill shut-
down. Gulf County citizens who
find themselves in this situation
may call 227-1845 to make a con-
fidential appotninent with Father
Huft. If he Is away from the
phone, he will attempt to return
any calls left on the answering
In addition to this, the stu-
dents In four classes at Port St.
Joe Elementary, donated nearly
100 cans of food for the needy.
these items were added to the
People In Need Pantry at the
Episcopal Church.
Anyone in need of these gro-
ceries should call the number list-
ed above, or go to St. James'
Episcopal Church, located at 800
22nd Street in Port :St. Joe,
between the hours of 8:00 a.m.
and noon on weekdays.
These are just two examples
of, how the Christmas spirit
thrives in our community. Thanks
be to God!

Christmas Candlelight
Communion Service
, There will be a special
Christmas Candlelight Com-
munion Service at Oak Grove
Assembly of God Church in Port
St. Joe on Thursday, December
24, from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., ET.


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


Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome

Long Avenue
1601 Long Avenue, Port 5t. Joe 229-8691
Worship. Sundays at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth

The frinhdl, place to worship!,

SFirst Baptist Church

Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
11 o Worship Sundays, at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
,r1' s Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a n-, (all ages)
AU S Wednesday' -- Adult Prayer and Bible- Study at 6:00 p.m.,
Please note, all times central!,,
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach corner of 15th & California 648-5776

Bible Study: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday / 9:30 a.m. Sunday
6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
I Call 229-8310
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
K Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue )


Constitution and Monument
Port St. Joe


Sunday School .'...... .
Morning Worship . . 1

(850) 227-1724
Rev. Jesse Evans

9:45 -a.m. Methodist Youth
1:00 a.m. ,...Fellowship ....... . 6.00 p.m.
Evening Worship . ... .7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice ... 7:30 p.m.
S' Rbberv E. Downs, JT.
Chui Direcior

ravce Baptist Chii

Come Celebrate this Lord's Day 'With Us!
Upstairs First Union Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583
Church: 227-1180 http://www.homtown.com/grace

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The holidays have now begun
and I know we will all enjoy the
next two weeks of vacation.
The boys' basketball Gulf
Couniv Classic VIII will take place
in the dome" December 28 to 30.
The game times for the 28th
are as follows: Lake City Columbia
vs. Rutherford High School at 3:30
p.m.; Marianna vs Wewahitchka at
5:00 p.m.; Jefferson County vs.
Bay High School at 6:30 p.m.; and
Port St. Joe vs. Jacksonville
Providence at 8:00 p.m.
On Tuesday, the losers will
play at 3:30 and 5:00, and the
winners will play at 6:30 and 8:00.
Come out and support the Sharks
on Monday night at 8:00.
The girls' basketball team had
a great success against Carrabelle
on Thursday with a score of 73-
25. Evette Gant scored 20 points,
and Lyndsy Kilp'atrick made five
three-pointers on the way to her;

Their next home game will be
on January 5 against Freeport at
7:00 p.m. Keep up the great work
On Monday, January 11,
1999, Port St. Joe High School
and the American Red Cross will
host our first "Community Blood
It will take place in the gym
from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Donors will receive a t-shirt, and
all blood types are needed, espe-
cially "0" and "B". Come out and
give the gift of life.
On Tuesday, and Wednesday,
January 12 and 13, seniors will
take the HSCT. Students, remem-
ber that classes will resume on
Tuesday, January 5, 1999.
Port St. Joe High School
would like to wish everyone a
Merry Christmas, a Happy New
Year, and a hope that all your hol-
idays are joyous!



Students of the Week
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week" Tyler
Fox, Sarah Hoffman, Jesse
Powell,. Matthew Gannon,
Brittany Miller, and John Floyd.
Goodies Galore
The faculty and staff were
treated to an array of goodies
thanks to our front office staff.
What a delicious way to celebrate
the Christmas season. Thank
you, front office staff.
P.T.A. Teacher Appreciation
Thanks to our P.T.A. for pro-
viding Subway sandwiches to
show their appreciation for our
[,;,, teachers. .
Students Return
Students return to school on
Tuesday, January 5. Have a very
"Merry Christmas" and "Happy
New Year".
t ,Classroom Pictures
Friday, January 8, is the
deadline to purchase classrooms
pictures for $10.00. Pictures not
purchased must be returned by
this date. ,
Report Cards
:'Report cards will be sent
home on Wednesday, January 13.
If you would like to schedule a

parent/teacher conference, please
call 227-1221.
Martin Luther King,
Jr. Birthday
School will not be held on
Monday. January 18, due to
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birfh-
Florida Writes!
Our fourth graders will take
the Florida Writes test on
Wednesday, January 20.
Florida Prepaid College
Friday, January 29, is the
deadline to enroll in the Florida
Prepaid College Program. For
more information, please call 1-
The Florida Comprehensive
Test will be given to our fourth
and fifth grade students on
February 2 and 3. The F.C.A.T. is
a test designed to measure bench-
marks in the Florida Sunshine
State Standards. Students take
F.C.A.T. reading tests in grade
four and mathematics tests' in
grade five.
Teacher Inservice
School will not be held on
February 15 and 16 due to
teacher inservice.


from Highland View Elementary School

Message From Our
Principal, Minnie Likely .
Christmas is a time when families
and friends come together to
share with one another. Again,
we, the students, administration
and faculty are always excited to
have parents visit with us as we
engage in activities such as cele-

Let us all be reminded of the
simplest and least expensive gift
that anyone and everyone can
give or receive and that is the love
and care of family and friends. It
is the gift, that if given, is always
okay to give back.
Have a safe and enjoyable

rating Christmas and preparing Jason Parke . a fifth
for the upcoming F.C.A.T. grader, wrote to the Panama City
There wll be many good News Herald's "Letters to Santa"
There will be many good contest the following letter:
things happening and some not contest the following letter:
so good that may happen in our Dear Santa
families over the holiday season. I would like some toys, but
For some, the season may bring what I mostly want is the mill to
on a feeling of sadness when they start back up. Sowill you please
think about what they or their do that for me? I do not care what
families want to give for you get me. All I want is the mill to
Christmas and cannot afford. start up so my family can be


Sincerely Yours,
Jason Parke

Toys For Tots . giving
and receiving was in the air on
Thursday when students in
kindergarten through second
grade were each given a wooden
professionally designed and
homemade toy by the prisoners of
Gulf County Correctional facility.
Your eyes would have lit up if
you could have seen the children
playing with their new toy :
something most have never expe-
rienced before receiving an
old-fashioned wooden toy which
also was made with great care
and love.
Thank you for helping make
our students' faces light up with
that joy of sharing as Christmas
ought to be! We appreciate you!

Merry Christmas and Happy
New Year to all! Be safe,

Take Charge of

Diabetes From

Head to The
November is American
Diabetes Month, when the
American Diabetes. Association
spreads the word to those affected
by diabetes to know about the
benefits of keeping blood sugar
levels closer to normal to prevent
serious complications. The cam-
paigns theme, "DIABETES-What
to Know: Head to Toe," is rein-
forced through educational mate-
rials and free eye and foot care
screening programs that stress
the need to reduce diabetes com-
plications through routine foot
and annual dilated-eye exams.
Sponsors for the 1998
American Diabetes Month are the
Florida Podiatric Medical
Association, West Florida Wound
Care Center, Baptist Health Care
Diabetes Education/Wound
Center, Novo Nordisk/Schering,
and the Wound Care Center of
Gulf Coast Medical Center.,


1200 U. S. Hwy. 98.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
850.648.5146 or 1.800.458.7478

Red Bull Island. Unit No. 1, Lot 4, Block #, $10,000.
Mexico Beach Seafood Restaurant and lounge locat-
ed on the canal with 6 boat, slips. Price includes the
business, two canal front lots, the restaurant, all fur-
nishings and inventory. Call for particulars. $650,000.
BEACHFRONT 378 Gulf Pines Dr. Gulf Pines
Subdivision. One of the finest gulf front homes in the
area gorgeous 5 bedroom, 2 bath home with many
amenities, including electric storm shutters, irrigation
system, custom counter tops. 12' ceilings, glass block
in master bath, extensive decking, boardwalk to the
beach, fireplace and elevator. The nicely landscaped
home has a wrap around porch sundeck with sun-
brella, zand a screened porch. Comes with icemaker
refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, satellite dish and win-
dow treatments. Located on almost 1 acre. $..9,900.
2106 Cypress Ave., Port St. Joe. Lovely 4 bedroom,/3
ba family home on 1 i '2 lots. LR with fireplace, sep
DR, play room on second floor. Inground pool and hut
tub in fenced back yard. All this and more for just
$182,500. Call Marlene at 648-5146.
Gulf front 7935 Hwy. 98 St. Joe Beach. Beautiful 4
bd., 3 ba. home w .'many extra amenities. This 2 story
house has hardwood floors in the liv. rm., din. rm. &
kitchen. Kitchen has top of the line Kitchen Aid appli.
ances, all baths tiled, alarm system. All windows &
doors tinted, Ig. enclosed outside shower with h. c
water, lg. storage rm. w.'shelves, nice landscaping.
decorative lighting, drip water system for landscap-
ing, washer/dryer, most window treatment,, deck
and screened room on lower level, paved parking
underneath, not on rental program, but has great
' otental. $435,000.
8065 Hwy. 98, Sea Gull #7 Gulf-front 3 bd, 2.5 bath
townhome. Fully furnished, completely redone in
excellent condition, all new furniture, paved park-
ing, 3 decks, outside shower on rental program.
Excellent investment potential. $195,000.
8067 Hwy. 98 Sea Gull #8 Gulf front, 2 bd, 2.5
bath tow home, -completely furnished, totally
redone, excellent condition, non-rental unit with
great rental potential, all rew furniture, 3 decks,
outside shower, paved parking. $190,000. i
Brand new gulf front home, 6204 Hwy. C-30, near-
Gulf Pines. 3 bedroom 2 bath. all elec. home. Appro\.
1800 sq. ft., 200 ft. dune walkover, metal roof, carpet
and tile floors. Covered porch, pated parking under-
neath, outside shower. $250,000. '
Gulffront- Dunes #4 2bd.,l ba. deck overlooking
gulf. Entrance off fully furnished kitchen to beach.
Good rental. ~6ii.@9- drastically reduced to $99,500.
SummerPlace #18, 107-A 38th St., Mexico Beach.
Summer fun is what this SummerPlace has to offer; 2
bedrooms, 11/2 baths, approx 1000 sq. ft. plus patio
off back, completely furnished. Unit conscientiously
maintained by original owners. Most units in this
group on rental programs.Reduced to $94,500.00
34th St. Mexico Beach. Well maintained 2 bd., 1 ba.,
single wide mobile horn ,(gD Ljwut~e ot #18
in the iirJomi r ter I qi j =t alk to
the beli ome is a must see, comes fully fur-
nished and is priced to sell. $11,000.
Across from Beach 111-A First St. 1/2 stucco duplex
with Gulf view 45 steps across from dedicated beach.
Gulf view from glassed-in dining area. Great arrange-
ment with master bdrm., 1 ba., kitchen, dining, living
area upstairs. 1 Bdrm., 1 ba. downstairs, garage with
auto door opener. $118,900.
St., Mexico Beach. 3 bd., 2 ba., fg. master bedroom
w/lg. ba. New ca |iv area, new tile in
kitchen. 4 car park, tmI ced back yard, cen.
heat pump. Deck with super view of gulf. This home
would be a great residence or a very good rental prop-
erty. Call Joan. $185,000.
232 Nan Nook Rd. Grand Isle Sub. 3 bd 2 ba. home
just blocks from the Gulf of Mexico. 8" rustic channel
cedar siding, detached 2. car garage w/window ac
unit, 13'x27' covered boat port on concrete slab, hot &
cold outside shower, util. shed, back yard fenced, irri-
gation well. This home sits on 2 lots 75'x115' each lot,
approx. 1800 sf, cen. gas (natural) heated & cooled, liv.
rm., kit/dining combo, den, laun. rm., 1g. screened
porch. New elec. stove & d.w., refrig., microwave.
Floors are vinyl and w-w carpet. This home is a must
see and priced to sell. MLS #2488. $127,500.
701 Gulf Aire Dr.-Gulf Aire Subd. Custom built in
1998 a cozy 3 bd 2 ba home in new condition (only
6 months old) is a real find. Constructed to provide
a maintenance free exterior, on a nicely landscaped
124'x124'x61' lot. Bright and open 1500 sq. ft., lots
of storage, 2 car. garage; all within steps of a private
dedicated beach, tennis courts, and swimming pool
in one of Gulf County's nicest restricted communi-
ties make this a great opportunity. Priced to sell
quickly at $112,000.

Show Holiday Spirit
In lieu of exchanging Christmas gifts with their friends this
year, the Port St. Joe Elementary School students in the classes
of Mrs. Patten, Mrs. Duncan, Ms. Carlsten, Mrs.. B. Wood,. and
Mrs. Smallwood decided to collect and donate canned goods, to
the Port St. Joe Ministerial Association for distribution to needy
families during the holiday season. :Some of] the students
involved in the drive are shown in the photo above.
Seated are Bryce Nelson, Lance Watson, Francie Burgess,
Jennifer Bland and Courtney Craft. Standing behind the "giving
tree of cans" are Whitney Barnes, Chaes Tharpe, Zack Tarantino.
Telisha Register, and Nicole Colvin.

S,,John M. Delorme, Realtor/Brolker
Inc""lle F 647-3633

P ro EllenF.Allemore, Realtor/Broker
Joy Holder 648-8493 ,
2221 CR C-30 Tom Graney- 647-3736'
"^- ..-' ^ I I I Marlene Harris 647-5316
Simmons Bayou on St. Joe Bay "."--,. 1 Patricia Raap- 648-5965
850.227.2511 or 888.458.7470 ML A ,LS Donna Sefertch -648-594217
Joan Smithwick 647-4150

Gulfaire Dr. -Triplex. T-wo 3 Br 2 Ba units and one 1
Br 1 Ba7D O ~~ R sold

705 Gulf Aire Dr.. -Gulf Aire Subd. Very nice 3 br/2
ba. single level home in like new cond. Spacious home
w/over 21,00 sf of open floor plan w/bright central
kitchen, great rm, lg. Fla. rm., master bdrm. suite and
split bdrm. plan. Set:m lyidscaped 75'x120'
lot, a privacy fenced large arbor patio
provide indoor/outdoor I ing a s best. 2 car garage
& loads of storage complete this pkg. and all within
steps of a private dedicated beach, tennis courts &
swimming pool in gulf County's nicest planned com-
munity. Must see to appreciate. $173,292.68.

Seashores Subd. 101 Nautilus. Like New. Corner
lot in restricted subdivision, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
with washer/dryer off master suite and kitchen.,
Wired for surround sound. ideal for year round liv-
ing or summer home. 2 car garage, 1 block to the
beach. Reduced to $113,000.
1801 Garrison Ave. Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba. concrete
block home with aluminum siding approx. 2500 SF. A
new addition of master BR w.'sitting room & ba. 1.5
yrs. old, sun porch, screen porch>-den, vinyl, carpet,
ch/a, stove, refrig., dishwasher, gas hot water heater.
Sprinkler system, timer, separate well. Lot 75'x150'.
Must see to appreciate. Reduced to $88,000.'
3114 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. ;Business only.
Established, charming 1950's style soda shop oper-7
ating front leased building centrally located with
heavy traffic. Shop serves frozen yogurt and soft ice
cream and offers a line of gifts and souvenirs. NMain
equipment includes 2 Tayior model 754,.i double
batch freezers, 1 Taylormate model 152-- single
batch freezer, new Flavorbest syrup dispenser for
8 additional flavors, 1g. topping bar, refrigeration
and freezer storage, and a 400# ice machine. Call fori
more info. $53,500.
Motel 4103 Hwy. 98- Mexico Beach. Located on four
lots, gunite swimming pool, boat parking, good
in% estment potential $550,000.
. Mexico Beach Marina located on Mexico Beach
Canal 4 lots, bait and tackle shop, gasoline pumps,
boat docks., 3,000 + sq. ft. bldg. $690,000.
SMEXICO BEACH VIDEO, 2704 Hwy. 98, Business
Only. All racks and fixtures, computer, cash register,
copy machine, lg. movie inventory, 2 yr. building lease
available. Reduced to $25,000.
HOWARD CREEK 472 and 490 Old Bay City Rd.,
Two adjoining 1/2 acre lots paved access all the way
from Hwy. 71 to your future driveway and boat shed.
Nicely wooded with myrtle and some oaks, covered
culvert access already in place and these are high lots.
$8,000 each. Have a one acre fishing and hunting
retreat or develop' one and sell one.
310 Lakeview Dr. Twinlakes Subd. Wewahitchka.
Great lakefront retreat just minutes from the Gulf.
Like new manufactured home 3 bedrooms/2 ba.
Florida room living/dining combo. Over 1400 sq. ft.
still under manufacturers' warranty, finished with top
of the line materials and appliances all set on a nicely
landscaped 1/2 acre waterfront lot on Lake Como.
Beautifully finished fully insulated 10'x20' detached
workshop, plus garden and boat sheds combined with
a private boat dock provide total recreation package.
Fish or swim off your own boat dock, relax in your
spa tub in the Florida room, or troll on your private
lake. All beautifully maintained in move-in condition
you must see to appreciate. $94,900.
148 Lucy Dr., Wewahitchka. UNIQUEl Great home
close to the best fishing. 3 br 2.5 ba. log home. Lots of
room 3600 SF approx. on 3 lots! 2 CH/A units, gas
stove, refrigerator, ceiling fans, 2 car garage. Many
extras. Well built and maintained. $ 49,O00,Reduced
to $137,900.
178 S. Canal St. canal front. 3 bd., 2 ba. approx. 1650
sf. ch/a, well, septic, 2 car garage, full front & back
decks, back deck i, ad 22 7 screened in area,
downstairs office, is-intJefrig., satellite dish
w/set-up equipmft ''1 B acres, 100' on
Intracoastal Waterway w/dockl $ l49000 Reduced to
1426.Pleasant Rest Rd. 2 bd., 2 ba., split plan
mobile home on cleared approx. 1/2 acre lot, paved
road, all utilities, well, septic, satellite dish. Perfect
for your country living, yet within 10 minutes to
two towns. Priced to sell at 8$27;z09, Reduced to

CAPE SAN BLAS .I Bayfront-101'ft. of bay frontage
overlooking Pig Island, 490 ft. of depth from Pig
Bayou to C-30, over one acre across from Antilles Dr.
Tremendous opportunity for secluded estate or multi-
ple home sites; great view, and water access to the bay,
only $105,000.
San Bias Plantation S/D. BEACHSIDE AND OWN--
ER FINANCING! Lots 14,19, 21- $34,500. Lots 23, 25,
28, 30 $29,500. Lots 36, 38, 40 $15,500.
Gulf Si Dj B inI Tf w -
cleared, in t It
Mexico Beach, Hwy. 98 & 2nd St. Unobstructed gulf
view, approx. 50'x150'. lot 2. unit 1, blk. I. $115,000
Baxter-Mobile Home Sub.- Lot 8.-This is a cleared4t
in an exclusive sub. covered by covenants and restic'-
lions, just off of SunRay Dr. Some owner financing
may be available. $35,000.
Homes Only Subdivision swimming pool
and tennis courts
Gulf Aire Sub. Phase II. Gulfaire Drive -
72.6'Y261.02'xl50'l146.73'. Lot 26, BIk. D, Sellers are
highly motivated and will entertain all offers. $26.00b0.
Christen's Curve. Nice cleared lot, triangular shape,
near pool and tennis court. Phase IV, Lot 8, 127,900.
Nautilus Dr. Lots 4, 5, 6,7, & 8, Block A. $22,000 each.
Mobile Homes ot Houses
Pineda St. 50' X 125' each -3 lots in first block across
from beach. $25,000 each
2 very nice lots in Creekwood Subd. Short distance
from Hwy. 386. Lot 16 approx. 101 x 230; lot 17 appro?
296 x 79'. Reduced to sell at $6,900 ea. or $13,000 both.
Overstreet area: Build your home on this large parcel
of land on Wetappo Creek. Approx. 208 ft. on canal.
Take Canal St. to Chapel Lane. Reduced to $69,000.
Overstreet Area Roberts Landing Rd., Hwy. 386;-
WATERFRONT -Intracoastal Waterway- 35H.9acres.
Pines and assorted low scrub make up these beautiful
acres, great investment for developer, or secluded
home site. Electric and phone lines on property, sever-
al deeded access points; 623.88' water frontage, set-
backs apply. MLS #2687. Call 850-227-2511 for more
information. $260,000.
Wetappo Creek Estates. Beautiful wooded lot on
paved road in area restricted to homes only. Cree|(
access and just 10 mins. from the beach. lot size 110 x
200. $6,000.
1.27 acre. 101' Highway 386 frontage. Close to
Intracoastal Waterway, 5 minutes Jfrom beach.
$13,500.00. :
FIVE ACRES on the Intracoastal Waterway, approxi-
mately 500' water frontage. Lot size approximately
500'x450'. $85,000. .
Wetappo Creek and Highway 386 15.5 acres Great
Potential. $70,000 I :
C. Has septic tank, houses only, 110' x 200', $9,000.
Wewahitchka area Stone Mill Creek Estates comer
of South Dianna St. and Creekview Dr. 2 beautiful
lots approx. 2.5 acres, 635.81' paved road frontage.
This property has been cleared, some trees remain.
Lots are high and dry, this is beautiful country. For
more information call 227.2511. $20,500.
C. L. Morgan Sub. Vacant lot. Beautiful wooded
comer lot on paved street. 73.4' x 70'x144' approx;,
this property has never flooded and is zoned for Res.
home or mobile home. Just 1 min. from the Dead
Lakes or 20 mins. from the beach. All mineral rights
convey. $10,000.
WATERFRONT Dead Lakes Drive, Wewahitchka.
Lot 3 West Arm of Dead Lakes. Lot size 106.7' water-
front x 252.63' deep approx. Beautiful wooded lot
with direct access to the Dead Lakes! $15,000.
Beautiful wooded lot, close to the Dead Lakes.
Located in the C. L. Morgan Subd., this lot is zoned for
homes or mobile homes. Lot size 105'x113'. Build the
home of your dreams in this quiet, wooded subdivi-
sion and still be just 20 min. from the beach. $10,000.
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Diabetic Support

Group Meeting
Gulf Pines Hospital and Port
St. Joe Senior Citizens will spon-
sor a diabetic support group. The
meetings will he held on the last .
Monday of each month. Meetings
ylfl provide individuals that
attend with treatments, medica-
;tins and new information con-
cerning the diabetic patient.
The next meeting is on
Monday, December 28th, at the
senior citizens center beginning at
10 a.m., ET. Everyone in invited
f o attend. For additional informa-
tion call the senior citizens center
'at' 229-8466 or contact Brian
',Cboley RN at 227-1121.

Phelps Graduates
From Basic Training

Army Pvt. Marcus Scott
Phelps has graduated from basic
combat. training at Fort Knox,
During the training, he
received instruction in drill, and,
'ceremonies, weapons, map read-
Sing, tactics, military courtesy,
'i'ilitary justi&d, physical fitness,
first aid, and Army history and
traditions. V
Phelps is the husband of'
Natasha J. Phelps of Mexico
'""Beach and the son of Marko and
Karen Phelps of St. Joe Beach. He
sa 1998 graduate of Port,.St. Joe,,
High School.

Blood Drive on
Jan. 11th at PSJHS
There will be a Community
Red Cross ,Blood Drive' on-
January. 11th, from,. 8:00 a.m.
until 1:00 p.m., ET, at Port St. Joe
High School. Everyone who gives
blood will receive a free t-shirt.
For more Information, please
contact Leigh Simmons, Donor
Resources Representative, at
(850) 819-1396.

Project G.E.M.
Port St. Joe Elementary School's Bulldog Beat staff is proud
to report that on Thursday, December 17th, Miss Minger's fifth
grade class walked to town and purchased Christmas: gifts for
area paper mill families. They were very happy to help other chil-
dren in this way. The students also enjoyed lunch while on the
The class would like to thank Interiors Etc., Captain Black's,
Wade Clark Auction and Antique Mall, and Celina's who donated
many different items for the cause. They would also like to
thank Ms. Tomlinson, Mrs. Borden, Mrs. Dykes, and Sergeant
Cutler who accompanied them on the project.

5588 CapeSan Blas. Rd. 3 bd., 21/2 ba., all blinds, Fla. pi .
f lile, ir.nsde storage, open deck/patio, sprinkler system,
screened porch, cen. h/a. zone C4 commer./ res. 200' on St.
Joe Bay with minimal marsh grass 3.32 acres, beaurfIul lar.d-
scaping, one of the few homes on Cape Sar. Bias that has led
,, ---.'a -eral flood insurance" Much more $329 500 MLS #2607. -

1415 Indian Pass Rd. 4 bd/2 bath, 2000.sq. ft., dock, 2.16 acres; $289,900.
; White City. a3 bd/2 ba, garage. Sitting on 12 lots. Lovely home. $79,900. Cash Susie White.
3019 Garrison Ave. 3 bd/2 ba., 2 car garage, fenced back yard, huge deck in back. Warm
cozy home $139,900. Call Susie White.
Listings Recently Sold or Under Contract
;Bay Breeze lol 20, $11,500 SOLDI 1612 Monument Ave.,. $119,900. SOLDI
403 Charles Ave. $109,900. Soldi 1610 Long Ave., 667.800. Under Contract
SWhiteCity, 404 Sealey, Dr. $129,900. SoldI 1110 Palm Blvd. $69,500 SOLDI
2017 MARVIN AVE. 3.bd/2 full ba.; vinyl .'sided, 1900 i 5 yrs. old. Susie White. Price:
$129,900 .
105:Yaupon: 3 bd/2 ba., f, in ground pool, 2 car garage. Susie White. $129,900.
Searcy St., White City, 1 1/2 acres, corner lot, city water tap. Susie White, $12,000.
612 Pine. St., Overstreet. Single w,de mob,ie home 2 bd, 2 ba, 1.007 acres; pool w/deck.
SSusie White.142,000.
509 Maryland Blvd., Mexico'Beach. 1996 24x52 mobile home, 3 bd/2 ba., split
r design, all appliances, 75'x100' lot. Brenda Miller. $64;000.
2000 Garrison Ave., PSJ. 4 bd/3ba., 2400 sf,,brick, corner lot. Jay Rish. $149,900.
353 Gulf St., St. Joe Beach. 3 bd/2ba on 3 lots Sn corner with' mother-in-law quarters,
price was $159,900, reduced to $139,900. Jay Rish. I
Treasure Bay Subd. 4 bd/3 ba; 3 car parking space. Beautiful view overlooking bay. $289,900.
7297 Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach. Coronado Gulf front #1, beautifully remodeled 2 bd., 2 ba. end
unit. All new inside, nice. Ig. bedrooms, new roof, all appliances, 2 level deck, parking for 2 cars. Call
Brenda Miller. Price $159,000.
120 Monica Dr., Ward Ridge. 3 bd., 2 ba. 2,078 sq. ft., vinyl siding, sodded, landscaped
yard,and HUGEgame/play room, custom kitchen. Brenda Miller. Price: $125,000
1004 Marvin Ave..executive home ,4bd/3ba brick home completely renovated, almost new
everything! New carpet, vinyl. Beautiful large white marble fireplace in den, large formal liv-
ing/dining rm, 12x24' deck and 1 0x1 7' screen porch. Large master bedroom with walk-in clos-
et. New Central H/A, NEW ROOF, large dbl. garage, oak cabinets, new paint throughout, lots
of closet space. $144,500.00.
2011 Monument Ave. Lg. 5 bd. 2 bath home, g1. corner lot that needs a little TLC. Over.
2200 sq. ft. of heated and cooled space. 4 bedrooms upstairs plus game room and extra bonus
room over the garage. Central h/a, and much more. $129,900.00.
S703' ih'Street, Port St. Joe. 3 bedrcwm. 1 3/4 bath with kitchenette, formal dining,
.living roomand small addition, on corner lot, $79,900.
Howard Creek: 7127 Rammacher Rd. Beautiful retirement home, 2 bd., 2 bath. Big oak
and magnolia trees on 1/2 acre lot. $69,000. Cqll Susie White.
225 Spruce, Creekwood, Overstreet. Singlewide mobile home, furnished, 2 screened

Voice Mail:

5499 SandBar Dr. 4 bd/3 ba., 3 car parking, master ba has garden tub, sep.
shower, and walk in closet, irrigation system, screneed porch,metal roof, cen. h&a,
$289,900. Beauitful ba)4ront house built by Piergiovani Builders,& engineered by a civil
engineer (the owner) Beautful coral fireplace (mined in the keys), french doors overlooking
bay. Federal flood insurance, cort;guous to state property, lot elevated more than average
for neighborhood .. "

porches, storage bldg., screened room, BBQ. Call brenda MrIIr Price: $41,500.
678 Jones Homestead Rd. 4 bd/2 ba. mobile home Ig corner lot, Ig. outbuildirng and barn.
All appliances, C flood zone. $64,500.00.
Dalkeith: Violet Pippin Rd. 2 bd/1 ba mobile home. on 80'x90.' lot, $15,000. Would make
excellent fishing/hunting camp. '
Dalkeith: Hwy. 381 near Bryant's Landing. 3 acre: ih an old house, no power, no well,
no septic. High and dry, beautiful pines. $19,900.
1805 Marvin Ave. 3 or 4 BR/2 full BA, stone FP, 2 bay windows, Ig. eat-in kitchen, ch&a, sit-
uated on 2 lots. Brenda Miller. $89,700.
1610 Long Ave., Port St. Joe. 3 bd., 1 ba. home' 60x160' lot, outside storage.bldg:, fenced
back yd..Call Brenda Miller. Price: $67,800.
7118 Georgia Ave., St. Joe Beach 3 bd., 2 full baths, Lot 10-11, B28, Dining/kit. combo,
fam. rm., master ba. garden tub, irrigation well, central water. Nice brick home on a corner lot.
Extras 2 septic tanks, carbon monoxide chain link fence, side access, sprinkler system and much
more. $137,500. MLS #2625
605 10th St. Rambling 2 bd 2 ba. 1400 sf frame house 2 1/2 lots (125'x170'). vaulted ceiling
living rm with 10' bay window & fireplace. Open double carport, storage bldg. and boat
shed/workshop area. Price $79,900. Call Susie White.
HIGH TRAFFIC LOCATION on the corner of Hwy. 98 & Avenue A in Port St. Joe. Building was
a liquor/convenience store/gas station. Main structure is approx. 40x105 under roof. Presently
there are two small units that could be rented for small businesses such as a pawn shoppe, check
cashing service, or coin laundry, main building has been a vibrant convenience store in the past.
Literally 1 block from the new marina site. $14 9,900. .Reduced to $149,000. Let's make a deal!
Gulfaire Lot. Lot 3, BIk J, Phase IV. Susie White. $24,500.
Florida Ave. to Fortner Ave., Mexico Beach. 75'xl 50' lot, wooded, view of water. Brenda
Miller. $65,000.

REALTOR@ Associate
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White City lot: Contiguous to St. Joe Co. land, 75'xl 10', $8,500.00. Owner
says sell! Owner financing, make offer!
Red Bull Island: 90' x 120' lot. $9,900. Owner'financing. Broker/owner.
2.lots at Howard Creek. Both for $14,500. Just steps from upper and lower
The seller wants offers. Make them!!!-
Third St., Mexico Beach.Cleared lot, 50'x150,' view of water. Brenda Miller. $69,000.
Pine Breeze Subd., Hwy 71 S., White City. Four 3 acre parcels in a nice area. Each
parcel is contiguous to St. Joe Corp. land. $19,900 each. Terms 20% down, 10% interest, 8
years only $241.27 per monthly Broker is owner.
FIRST TIER LOT, SURFSIDE 'ESTATES. #38, not in subdivision. Central water & on a paved
street. $59,500. Broker is owner.
sale. Sizes vary, locations vary. All are close to schools. Water and sewer available. Nice new
!homes in subdivision. Price $19,900.00 per lot'. Owner financing with 20% down, 10% interest,
10 year amortized, 3 year balloon payment.
Marvin Ave. 1800 block Vacant lot 80'x175' (Lot 2, Block 95). Ideal for building your
dream home. Price $12,000. Call Susie White.
South Long St., Overstreet. Two 20 acre parcels, and just off Hwy. 386. Planted in pines,
and Parcel Two which faces South Long St. is not. Prices: Parcel One $47,000; Parcel Two
Quarter Horse Ln., Overstreet. 2.73 beautiful acres, plenty of trees, secluded, creek.
,Close to intracoastal. Brenda Miller. Price: $16,000.
Kelly Dr., Sunshine Farms, Overstreet. Two parcels containing 5 acres M/L each. Lots
of trees, Brenda Miller. Price: Parcel One: Lot 24, $24,000. Parcel Two Lot 23, $20,000.
Nice lot in Gulf Aire. Across from tennis court & swimming pool. A steal at $24,500. Hurry,
it won't last long!
BAY BREEZE SUBDIVISION, behind Carpet Country, Affordable, oversized lots,
restricted, zoned for mobile homes. Some restrictions. Each lot measures 100'x300'. Close to
Port St. Joe, close to schools. All utilities available. Septic tank needed. Starting at $11,500.00.
8749 Hwy. 386, Overstreet. Twenty acre parcel with 800' on'Wetappo Creek Also 2
BR 2 BA home, two ponds, garden, fruit trees and dogwoods. Brenda Miller. $255,000. SELL
13 ACRES FOR $215,000.
Peacock Lane, off Pleasant Rest Cemetery Rd.), 6.209 acres with200' on Wetappo
Creek, (deep water), dockage available, some marsh. Brenda Miller. $75,000
Corner Hatley Dr. & 15th St, Mex. Beach. One large corner parcel approx. one acre,
zoned RLD, WATER TAP PAID. Excellent home site for permanent home or weekend retreat.
Brenda Miller. $30,000
Bonnett St., Beacon HillMND, CON A ,TIecluded. Owner Financing.
Brenda Miller. $10,000 ea.
GULF FRONT LOTS R-7 Lot size 10' x 351'. $395,000.00. OWNER FINANCING 25%
down payment, balance in 5 years, 10% interest. Prices subject to change without notice. Can
build either large home or duplex
INDIAN LAGOON FRONT (south side of Hwy. C-30). 5 lots 100' x 350'-400' more
4 UNDER CONTRACT in 2.weekslll Only 1, left at $39,90011
BAY FRONT LOT HEAD OF THE BAY. 100' road to bay, $85,000.
'I Look for us on the Internet at http://www.homtown.com/thompson or

Our firm is pleased to announce the EXCLUSIVE listing of several lots
owned by St. Joe Corp. in the following areas: Gautier Memorial Lane,
Cabell Drive, Marvin Avenue and Garrison Avenue. F'ew 5 7, 8 lots
under contract. Starting at $14,000. Prices will increase soon!!!

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Mexico Beach Office: Hwy. 98 at 19th St. 2010 Hwy. C-30 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Rt. 3, Box 167, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 1-800-582-2990 Phone (850) 227-9600 9 FAX: (850) 227-2115
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1993 Lincoln Towncar, Signature
series, take over payments. Also 5k dia-
mond cluster ring, $1,000. Can be seen
at 106 Victoria Ave., Highland View.
Itp 12/24
'93 Geo Storm, good condition, $4,200.
229-2572. 2tc 12/17
1979 Ford F-150 4x4, 4 speed, $1,000.
647-9815. 2tc 12/17
32' HolidayRambler, $2,500. Call 647-
9815: 2tc 12/17
1988 GMC Ventura 2500 series, good
condition, been well taken care of.
White & red color, TV & VCR. $6,000.
647-3395, Beacon Hill. 2tp 12/17
15 passenger church van for, sale, low
miles, some minor maintenance needs.
1991 Dodge, gray, at, a/c, power,
$6,000. Call Long Avenue Baptist
Church, 229-8691..
1987 Mazda RX7 GXL, runs good.
$1,500." Call 227-1568. tfc 11/5

We buy used boats. Treasure Island
Marina. Call Bill Haussel at 850-234-
6533. 3tc 12/24
35 hp Johnson o/b rebuilt w/gear shift
& steering. $1,200. Pontoon seats wrap
around with captain's char, pedestal,
helm & water sink, S450. 24' pontoon
trailer, $600. 647-3452. tfc 12/3

Indian Pass Indian Lagoon view, 4
br/2ba, new home with jacuzzi room on
5 acres with private fish pond. 7
months to 1 year lease. Call 850-927-
2515. 4tp 12/17
For rent business, Hwy. 98, Mexico
Beach. For more information call 648-
3090. 4tc 12/10
Mobile home lot for rent at Mexico
Beach. Call 648-8201. tfc 12/3
BEACH STORAGE. New 5x10, 10x10
and 10x20 available now. For limited
. time only, pay one month and get sec-
ond month free for units in our new
building. Call 227-7200 to rent today!
tfc 12/3
Prime retail space for rent on Reid Ave.
SCall 229-8581. tic 12/3
Two bedroom mobile home. 639-5552.
tfc 9/17
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. I block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc 12/3
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle. Port St. Joe. Affordable housing
for the elderly and the handicapped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const.. stove & refrig.. fur-
nished. fully carpeted. I bdrm.. apts on
site Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.Call
229-6353 for more Information. NOW
Apartments and Homes for Rent: One to
3 bedroom apartments. duplexes. and
homes for rent in Mexico Beach.
Furnished and unfurnished. Call
Parker Real.ty at 850-648-5777 for more
information. tfc 12/3
Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. .h&a. screen porch. carport &
laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm., ch&a,. dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air,
washer/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apartment, washer/

dryer hookup.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.

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$25 month
302-B Raid Ave., PSI

Ofc. 5o9 4th St.
Port St. Joe, FL


Now Open
Comer of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Office: 647-3665
Home: 647-5106
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Sunnyside Apt., 2 bd./2 ba. gulf view
Apartment, washer/dryer, microwave,
d.w., cen. h/a, furnished or unfur-
nished, long term rental. All utilities
furnished, $600, security deposit
required. 648-5146. tfc 12/3
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. tifc 9/25

Office space for rent adja-
Scent to Citizens Federal -
$500 per mo., plus utilities.
410 Long Ave., Port St. Joe,
Florida 850-227-7413.
tfc 12/3

Private office space
in downtown Port

St. Joe.

Call 229-

Gulf View

Mini SoraIge

located on Hwy. 98 next
to Gulf Fabricating

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Now Renting Spacious
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451

,* Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
SLaundry facilities
On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952
uc 12/3

For Rent, One Bedroom
Handicap Apartment
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
(850) 639-2722
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access S
.(352) 472-3952 }sg
tic 11/19

For Rent
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
(850) 639-2722
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry Facilities
On-site Management
< Voice/T1Y Access
(352) 472-3952 fc

Two waitresses for New Year's Eve.
Apply in person at Wonder Bar, St. Joe
Beach. Itp 12/24

North Florida Head Start is looking for
an Early Head Start Coordinator for
tfc 12/3 Gulf County's Early Head Start program
in Port St. Joe and Weavhitchka, FL>
* $Ste!f Responsible to and assists Head Start
Director in the implementation of the
Early Head Start grant. Must possess at
least a BS degree in Early Childhood
rage Education or working towards a degree
in an applicable field. Closing date
January 5, 1999. Send all resumes to
North Florida Medical Centers, Inc.
, FI Attn: Becky Vealey, P:. O0. Box 12309,
Tallahassee, FL 32317 or fax 850-385-
6245. EOE/DFWP/M-F. ltc 12/24

The News Herald, Panama City, is look-
ing for a Press Foreman. Candidates
should have experience managing,
training, and supervising a diverse
staff. Knowledge of papermaking or
printing processes is Important. Send
resume to Bruce Garner, Operations
Director, The News Herald, P. 0. Box
1940, Panama City, FL 32402. No
phone calls, please. EOE Drug-free
workplace. 4tc 12/17
Permanent part-time collection experi-
ence required. 10-15 hours a week,
starting after 1-15-99. Good hourly
wage. Call 648-9555. Itp 12/24
CONSTRUCTION foremen, heavy
equipment operators, laborers needed.
Excellent benefits. Long term opportu-
nities. Drug Testing. EOE. Construction
Dept. P.3O. Box 59117, Panama City, FL
32412-0117. 6tc 12/9

U.S. Fresh scallop plant needs workers.
Call 227-9590. tfc 12/3
Applications for part-time employment
are being accepted at the St. Joseph's
Bay Country Club. Must be at least 18
years of age. Cross training may include
cooking, waitress, bartending and col-
lecting golf fees. Flexibility and reliabili-
ty very important. Applications may be,
placed at 700 Country Club Rd. ,
4tc 12/3

Found: White poodle in St. Joe Beach
area. Call 648-8324 to identify.

Gold and Ivory couch w/queen sleepi-,
matching chair, $400; 386 Packard Bell
computer w/software and Epson print-
er $600: HP desklet printer $75; Child
V-tech computer 825: Child Whiz Kid
computer S25. 227-3205. 2tc 12/24

Lifestyler cardio-fit exerciser w/elec-
tronic monitor for speed. time. distance
& calories. S140. like new. Yamaha
PSR-36 electronic keyboard with stand.
S130. both items in excellent condition.
Call 229-6543 and leave message.

Computer Packard-Bell NEC complete
system plus software, $1,000. Call 647-
9815. 2tc 12/17
Collectables-mostly retired Beanie
Babies and May releases. 648-5762.
S: 4tc 12/3 .

FURNITURE: 5 Recliners
1 Antique Recliner 3 Rocking
Chairs 1 Loveseat Wrought Iron
Chair & Stool Wicker Chair *
Papasan Chair Assorted Office
Chairs Lift Chair Can be seen at
Johnnie's Trim Shop
310 4th St., Port St. Joe
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Rings, Necklaces, Knives, Radio/
Stereo, Bicycles, Tools, Layaways
available. Great Christmas gifts.
PAWN SHOPPE, 212 3rd St., 227-
PAWN tfc 12/3
One Story & Clark piano, a contempo-
rary console, like new, 37.5" high, $895.
You move. Call 227-2019. tfc 12/3
AVON serving Tyndall, the beaches and
Port St. Joe. Susan. 647-3651. tfc 12/3

FIREWOOD, $10 truckload, you
cut, you haul. $65 we cut, we haul. Call
639-4582 or 814-0905. Itc 12/24
MUST SELL before year endl Three
Lindelivered Arch Steel Buildings
16x20, 25x30, 30x54. Financing avail-
able. Great: for backayrd shp9s and
garages. Call today 1-800-341-7007.
2tp 12/24

1983 Fami mobile home, 3 bdrm., 1 1/2
bath, well maintained. Call 229-8167
after 5 p.m. S9.500. 4tc 12/24,

1992 double wide mobile home. 3
bdrm 2 bath. Must sell. easy terms,
take over payments, good condition.
Call 639-2012 or 639-2214. 2tc 12/24
1998 mobile home. 16x80. 3 bd/2 ba..
equity and assume payment of S150
month. Call 648-9562. tfc. 12/17
12x65' mobile home, cheap. needs
repair. 647-5106. tfc 12/3

Moving: Need to find new home for 2
white bulldogs, male & female, spayed.
Free. Good natured. 639-2089 227-
6259. 4tp 12/17

One acre of land In Wewahitchka.
SI-1.000 obo. Call 639-3410. tfe 12/3

RC F.')136936
Specializing in Reroofs *
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* Household Repairs
* Painting, Interior/Exterior Deck
Restoration m Lawn Maintenance
(850) 229-1051.
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St. Joe Renit-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112

5X10 10X10 10x20
On Site Rentals.6 DaVs A Week

Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition, & Electrical Repairs
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For the .anrdyma and Sportsman
We strive to meet your needs!
Hardware BLP Paints Ammunition
Hunting Supplies Mobile Home & Boat Trailer Parts
Live & Frozen Bait Tackle Gifts ond Souvenirs
.306 Reid Avenue Roy Todd, Owner
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850) 229-8933

James Young's house for sale, 679
Maddox St., O.G. 8 room, cen. air &
heat, ceiling fans in bedroom & den.
Carport & utility, boat shed & extra
storage shed on 6 lots (30'x140'), pecan,
pear & fig trees, blueberry bushes,;
grape arbor, garden space, well for out-
side use. Good neighbors.. Low utility
cost, $65,000. 229-6232 for appoint-
ment. 4tp 12/10
For Sale by Owner: 3 bdrm., 1 bath in
Port St., Joe. Privacy fenced backyard
with new 12x24 storage building. Nice
quiet neighborhood. S60.000 227-2035
for appt. 2tp 12/24
For Sale by Owner: 2 bdrm., 2 baths,
large rooms, hardwood floors, house on
2 lots. located at 514 7th St.. PSJ, 227-
3409. 862,000. By appointment only. ,
4tp 12/10
2 bedroom, 1 bath house, 519 9th St.,
Port 'St. Joe, $31,000. 229-8932 after
6:00 p.m. tfe. 12/17
Trade Key Largo house-ocean/canal. 3
bedroom, 3 bath for San Bias Gulf front
house./ Call 305-852-5312. tfc 12/3
2 bdrm.. 1 ba.. liv. rm.. den. laundry
room unfurnished, with shop or storage
bldg. out back. 523 7th St.. Port St. Joe.
Call 827-2902 after 6. tifc 9/3
For Sale by Owner: 2 story house for,
sale. 2050 sq. ft., 3 bdrm.. 2 1/2 ba..
large covered front & back porch.
Features 16x32 master bdrm. w/walk-
in closet. Garden tub & shower, sunken
den. fireplace, surround sound set-up.
Formal dining room. breakfast nook.
12xl6 utility shed. 101 Yaupon St. By
appointment only. 229-6411 tfc 12/3

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$400 Sign On Bonus

Part and full time positions available for CNA's and
Nurses. Full Benefit Package. SunRise of Bay St. Joe.
Apply in person at 220 Ninth Street, Port St. Joe.
Equal Opportunity Employer
\ 2tc 12/17

Remodeling, Renovation Home
Maintenance & Repairs Interior &
Exterior Painting Marine Construction
25 years experience
227-7388 f

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

C. J4's lawn

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

COINS BY THE BAY! I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens,
fair prices. Home 229-8104, bus. 229-
6803. tfc 10/1

Best prices in town!
A-i Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.

Steve Brant's


S. LIC.'#RC0050321
Port St. Jo Call
Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218 t7/2

Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
Fine carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks fences
Insured License #RR0067190 (
;~~ ~ ~ ^ il- *. *,-.1.**]



FL License ER 0010992, RA0054218,


LIC. #RF0051042 RG0051008 ER 0011618

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

for All Your Watering Needs

WATERFRONT home on 1.5 acres on
Dead Lakes in Wewa. 3 bdrm., 2 ba.
Very nice. 639-2089 or 227-6259.
6tp 11/26
For sale in Wewa. Single wide trailer,
screen porch, utility room, shady lot,
some financing, $24,500. 639-5920.
tfc 12/3
For Sale by Owner: Nice 3 BR, 2BA dot-
ble wide mobile home with screened
porches, 2 storage buildings, covered
carport and inground sprinkler system.
Appraised at 963.500. For more Infor-
mation call 647-3257 or 647-3421 after
6 p.m. 3tp 12/17
seawall. home, 850-648-8215/432-
9049 agent. 2tc 12/17
1/2 acre lots. 5 miles rp.,of Overstreet-
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with septic
tank & well.' $2,500 down, $132.16 mo.
Call George, 229-6031. tfc 12/3
GULF VIEW Large mobile home lot1'in
restricted subdivision. High elevatidn,
paved streets. city water & chain link
fence on boundaries. Located on Auger
Ave. and Sunray Court, Beacon Hill,
$35,000. Call Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach. Inc. for further info.' 850-648-
5777. tfc 12/3
Lots for Sale: Port St. Joe, high and dry,
ready to build on. no fill needed. Corner ,.,
of Palm Blvd. and 19th Street on canal.
Call Phil 227-2112 or 229-8409.
tfc 12/3
A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double- wide
mobile home, on 75x150 lot in quiet.
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking.,
S55.000. Call 647-3292. tfc 9/3




Aafe 99

I 2


74e Sm4i, Pae Se .Poe, 5 *7Z eida, ecee 24, 1992'


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. heating &,
cooling. Location 103 20th St., PSJ
(904) 229-8409. By appointment only.
tfc 12/3
Townhome, Cape San Blas. ,Like; new,
numerous improvements, security gate,
magnificent view of the gulf. Great
rental investment. Must see. 850-227-
3351. tfc 12/3

1/2 acre lots on
paved county road,
septic tanks, wells,
natural gas, ready
to move onto.
$16,000. Owner
financing with 10%
down. Call Billy
Carr, 227-2020,
tic 12/3

Alcdohollcs Anonymous. Surfside
Serenity Group, meets Mon.. Thurs.,
Friaat 7-30 p.m. CSTat the 1st United
Methodist Church. 22nd St., Me.xco
Beach. Women's open AA meeting. 12
noon CST Thursdays.
Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church, Hwy. 71. Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:0t0. AA meets Monday and
Thursday at 7:00.


108 Sunset Circle PSJ'
i This 2 story, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom
home is newly renovated with many extras.
Custom kitchen, study, living rm., dining rm,
fireplace. Great outdoor living area, covered
deck, summer kitchen, 18'x36' in-ground
pool. This home sits on 1/2 acre in a great
neighborhood. Very motivated to sell. MUST
SEEI By Appt. only 227-7535.
Reduced to $129,900.00.
O. wner-Agent

IN RE: ESTATE OF Case No. 98-72
The adrrunLirauon of the e-tate cf JAMES
IRVING MURRAY. decca_.d File Number 9. 72
s pending in the Cirfun Corn If."r Gulf Count,
Pnda-Probate Diviilon the address ,f anich is
1000 Fifth Lreet FPon r .'..*:* Fl.:.nra 2Q1J'6 Th'e
nam Tes and iddre, .:.I ithe Pernal Rep-F,-erlaui e
and the Periorn,]d Repre.nint.ues atornr.e are e*
forth belot
All perTons ha'in_ claim. agajn;n. Liru cH.e
who are served mth a copy cfl this nouce art
required to fIle alth thi; cou-i -uch claim ithLri
no later than three month aiter the dale .l.f mee
lif t putbicauon r.f thi; rnouce or 30 day. 3ller the
date iol ,rnice ol a ,opy *ofI ihi- naou.e :nr, L,at per.

Child Care in my home, ages 3-5.
Monday Friday. 8-5. Hate references.
227-7364. Itc 12/17
Babvsitung In my home for Christmas
-hopDlrig. Will work for 4 hr minimum
* and 6 hr. maximum. Friday. Saturday
or Sun.. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call for more
details. 648-4706. 6tp 11/5

All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service

i- SERVICE We Manicure Your Lawn to Your
(85 647-93 We also load Specifications
Ser,,ucr, the oreo .,iAcer 850-647-5722, fax 647-3870,
2 tea' dependoble es.,ce rented trucks! Cell 850-227-6738 nc 7.2

Catherine L. Collier
Gulf Diesel service Independent Sales
Diesel Engine Repair 211 Allen Memorial Way.
229-8651 or 227-8024 (Pro St. Joe
Phone Mobile AV 0 9-6460
OWNER: Ben Sherrill

Plumbing 8
Electrical Repairs
Drain Cleaning

Port St. Joe, FL 32456
4.rp 11/26



at Barlield's Lawn S
Garden, 302-B Reid Ave.
New & used mowers &
ifc 7/30


5Sii Pjlmetto Dr, (-vers;lree[ Phone 648-4088
Port St. JOL, FL 532-50 6. 7 16 Fax 6-18-8"52

(850) 229-6460
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
21I9/17 Licensed and Insured *, Lic. #RR-0067199

Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

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

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

Persons having claims against the estate
who are not known to the Personal Representative
and whose names or addresses are not reasonably
ascertainable, must file all claims against the
estate within three months after the date of the
first publication of this notice.
41 Commerce Street
Apalachlcola. Florida 32320
(850 ) 653-2121
Florida Bar No. 288675
Arhn-.rnc, .c Peuti-oner
Personal Representative
2tc. December 17 and 24, 1998.
The Gulf County Property Appraiser hereby pub-
iil-he. i t intend tr. oe-ignale the po.iluon of Office
AdiTnisutrlor a_ a Senior .lanage-ncnt Service
CILa. In .u-i Fl.nda S'ie Retirement St i-em
2tc, December 17 and 24; ,998.
CASE NO. 98-74CP
IN RE: The Estate of BT
THE ADMIiNSTR.-ATION o1 the Estate oi
JOHNNY LEE K]NDALL deteased file Number 9f
74 i- pending in lthe Circut Coun for Gull Counrn
Frindi FProbare Di-'..rin the address of which i;
Gulf Ctauntn Courtnhoue. Probite Di.i-ion 1000
5ih Street P.-ort .r Joe. FL 32456 The name arid
3ddrr, of the Ferv.nral Repre',ertauve and his
a3tjrme are s.et forth below%
All interT.sted persons are required to. file

Port St. Joe Lodge No. I I I
Reg. Stated Communication
1t & 3rd Thursday of each
G month. 8 :00
p.m.,Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave.
Wlliam J. Guilford. W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.
Ist & 3rd weeks -Dec.

J a,,a 01(1

Reasonable Rates & References
Call 647-9634

Good Work Doesn't Cost,
It Pays)'

Brush Chipping, Stump Grinding
and Logging INSURED
6924 Alabama Avenue Port St. Joe
Charles Tipton
Phil Hatcher

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

'claims against the estate and (2) any objections by
an interested person on whom notice was served
that challenges the validity of the Will, the qualifi-
cations of the Personal Representative, venue or
jurisdiction of the Court.
DA.TE ir. t l- i _r i publicau,.r .1 thi. Nrouce ,I
Adminisi-au.nr, 12. I I "
206 E. 4th Street
P. 0: Box 39
Port S .Joe. Florida 3?2457.
i'f)i 229 821 I
FL BAR NO. 0350583
HCO 2 6666 Alabimna ALenue
St ,Joe Beach, FL 32456
2h: Dtcemtr I; and 2-1 199iR
CASE NO. 98-269
Plalnuli. .
COLLIN B KING el ax et al
Dee rnda inl.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GR.EN pursuant to anr
Order or Finr] .iudglerLt ,-Schedulrin Foreclo-.ur-e
Sale entered on DEcI 1 19, in, this ca-e no,'
pendin In sad Court the 4rle .f o hich I indi
aited abote
I -ill sell to the highest and be't bidder for
cash in Lhe GULF Counrt Courth-:use. 1000 Fifth
Street Port S J.-.e Florida at I I 0 A M EST. on
the 6 da, of J3anua J 1993 the f,-,ll:.win descnbied
prcpertn ua e, lornh In tijd Order or Final

For All Your
Advertising Needs .

The Star
Publishing Co.
(850) 227-1278

*e i laer.nl.ai Culom Wood
SCommIrc.ol ir.,, iilrl
SA 8 R Fence
feacaing ae Concrete work,
SAbiErt Fisichma.-n FREE Estimates
EilrN 9531 ie-36 (850) 647-4047

t Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
This areo'a mos experienced re/,nishers
827-6828 ask for Dusty

by DeGraff
Affordable REAL
Stucco Work
Over 50 colors to choose from.
? All Stucco-
No Styrofoam.
Also specializing in:
Simulated Brick
S Simulated Stone
Quality Painting
Call Tim, "The
Stucco Man" ,
Mobile # 227-5424

850-827-2431 Pager HOURLY WORK
850-229-8757 850-335-0756 REPAIR or REPLACEMENT

Clint's 'Home 'epair '

"Small Jobs Our Specialty"4
Carpentry, 'Painting,
. 25 Yrs Experience
Free Estimates 4k9/24

2026 Marvin Avenue
i al J Port St. Joe, FL 32456
License #RC0067081

^ Phone(850)
-25 Years ,Eperience 229-6859
tic 12/3



O Odor Control 24 Hr Water Damage
S* Pet Stains Free Estimates Z
o (850) 227-5098 or 229-9663

Judgment to a
Florida this 1 day of Dec., 1998.
As Clerk. ClicuitCourt
GULF, Florida
By: /s/ T. Knox
As Deputy Clerk
2tc. D.cembet 24 and 31. 1998.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that effective Ju.n ,- i
1999. the regular scheduled meetings of the City of
Wewahitcka Board of Corrmlssioners will be held
on nte i t and 3rd Tue-:da oi each nonth ar 6:30
. PM ICSTI t lthe We.'ahuchlhka Cit Hdill
Jerri Llnton
Cii' Clerk
I i December 24 19983

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Place your Classified
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The Five Point and Wetappo

Landfills will be closed for New

Years on Friday, January 1, 1998,

but. will

time on


the regular

January 2,

iIi, Decemer '24. 1990


Realty, INC.

Needed: Licensed Salesperson

Experience in south Gulf County preferred.

Call Tom at 227-1501

,Lovely 2 BR/2BA
Sta 4 townhouse, with
view of the Gulf
U hand pool. Has
: easy access to
pool and beach
area. Most furnish-
ings are included
in sale. Excellent
rental potential.
Price $126;,900.

Tom Todd Realty, Inc.
u L FP.E7P LiSNSEROCE 2720 C-30, Port St. Joe, FL 32456

F M L9 (850) 227-1501 or 800-876-2611
n Fax (850) 227-3221
ALTO Thomas M. Todd, Licensed Real Estate Broker

S Resort Realty of
St. George Island

1520 C.R. C-30, Port St.,Joe,

Realty, INC.

St. George Island
850-927-2666 800-974-2666
850-653-2555 888-419-2555
Florida 32456

Prime commercial comer at Hwy. 98 and 71, across the street from the city park and boat
ramp. Motel has 11,481 sq. ft. with 15 sleeping rooms, a fully equipped restaurant kitchen,
dining room, meeting room and attached manager's apartment. Sturdy concrete block con-
struction, fully carpeted. Offered at $649,500. MLS#2962
01998The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. The PrudentiAl and 'j are registered service marks
of The Prudential Insurance Company of America -Equal Housing Opportunity.
Each Company Independently Owned and Operated


reopen at


(850) 227-2000 888-227-2110

IIC, December 24. lggB







Thinking of You at Christmas!



Let us reflect upon the Miracle of Christmas and rejoice in
His message offaith, love and peace on earth.
With best wishes and deep gratitudefobr your loyal patronage this past year.
May you and your family enjoy a most miraculous holiday season.

Duren ns

George and the Staff at


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twfu c v.fow y, its evidentnt & /:tm st. 9 tl/hoto ( the eeoymeit ft/e teAphotos 6el/oew uw-iof /ioise
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&on, as tAey decorate tebh /home& 2,6vt Wn(ted1 fet/odAit /lw-clA t'e zneanfiy ofC)/Avishotm and (i,4vmar 4' /ds.

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New Schedules for GC Transportation

Gulf County Transportation
has implemented the following
schedules, which will be effective
January 1, 1999, to increase
transportation efficiency and
effectiveness for the Gulf County
Transportation Program.
.APanama City: Monday,
Wednesday, and Friday.
,Tallahassee: Tuesday and
Kidney Dialysis to Panama City.
"*From Wewahitchka: Mon-
day, Wednesday, and Friday.
-rFrom Port St. Joe: Tuesday,
Thursday, and Saturday.

Also, GCT is now partnering
with Tri-County Community
Council, Inc. to provided coordi-
nated out of service area medical
transportation to Lake City and
Gainesville. Since these are out of
area trips, there will be wait times
involved, so please bring any
items you may need for health
and/or comfort (medications,
blankets, money for meals, etc.).
Also, there may be transfer points
along the way.

TripS will be scheduled by
Tri-County through the local
office. Please make your medical
appointments between the hours
of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 pm., ET.
Trip requests must be made 48
hours in advance.

Take Home a New

Pet for Christmas

No appointments for next
work day service will be taken
after 3:00 p.m., ET, the day before
transportation is needed.

Medical trips will aTways have
priority over any non-medical
trip. Trips are scheduled based on
the availability of funding.

Nothing could make a child's
Christmas brighter or a lonely
elderly person's Christmas happi-
er than Finding a cuddly, loveable
dog or cat in their stocking on
Christmas morning. Dogs and
cats make wonderful companions
for people of all ages, providing
lots of affection to their owners.
If you are looking for a pet for
yourself or your child, or you
know someone who is looking for'
a pet, please check at the animal
shelters and pounds first for that
new addition to your family.
There are many possible pets
now being housed at the Gulf
County Pound. Lots of loving ani-
mias are currently up for adop-
Lion; among which are 30 dogs,
including several beautiful collie
mix puppies and a Boston Terrier
Many of the animals at the
pound would make wonderful
pets, and they have simply been
dropped off or abandoned by their
previous owners. All many of
them need is a loving home and a
caring family. Visit the pound and
give a dog or cat a home for
Christmas today.
If you are interested in any of
these animals, have any ques-
tions, or would like adoption
Information, please call the Gulf
County Sheriffs Office at 227-
1115 and ask for Johnny Collins
or call the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103.
Finally, if you are not plan-
ning on getting a new pet for
Christmas, give the ones you
already have a very special
Christmas gift. Take your dog or
cat to the vet and have him or her
neutered or spayed. Not only will
this improve your animal's health.
it will also help to stop the stray
cat and dog problem and end the
birth of unwanted animals.

ht FUh

In a study
conducted in
California. 599
of bartenders ....
had' reported
less coughing
and wheeling
due to the ban
of cigarettes In
bars. It is still not clear to me
why smoking isn't banned in
public places all together. With
so much conclusive .evidence on
tobacco, there still hasn't been
anything done.
The argument that comes up
time and again is, "We have the
right to smoke, the constitution
says so." Well, you do. But you
should, by that argument, have
the right to smoke marijuana or
crack. You don't. That is the
Smoking has become so
socially acceptable in America
that the government lets us kill
ourselves without even objecting
to,it. It would make sense to at
least protect the rest of us from
the secondhand smoke.
Smoking will eventually be
banned in all public places In
Florida. Until then, your best
bet is to buy a gas mask to pro-
tect you from the harms of ciga-
rettes, and the excuses that
drive people's addictions.
some peo

NOVEMBER 20, 1998
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Tommy Knox and
Commissioners Nathan Peters. Jr and
Warren J. Yeager. Jr. Stanley. Jr. and Billy E Traylor were
Others present were Deputy Clerk
Towan McLemore. Administrative Assistant
Debbe WIbberg. Budding Official/Assistant
Planner Michael Hammond. and Solid
Waste Director Joe Danford.
The meeting was called to order at
4-00 p.m.. E.S.T.
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager. sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters. and unani-
mous (3-01 vote. the Board approved a
structural set-back variance request from
Jamie and Heather Vathis (Georgia Avenue
- St. Joe Beach). as recommended by the
Planning and Development Review Board
(from their November 17, 1998 meeting).
There being no further business
and upon motion by Commissioner Yeager.
second by Commissioner Peters. and unan-
imous (3-01 vote. the meeung did then
adjourn at 4;02 p m,, E.S.T.

NOVEMBER 24, 1998
The Gulf County Board of County)
Commissioners met this date In regular
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Tommy Knox and
Commissioners Nathan Peters. Jr. John
Stanley. Jr.. Billy E Traylor. and Warren J.
Yeager. Jr
Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland. Clerk Benny)
C. Lister, Deputy Clerk Towan McLemore.
Chief Administrator Don Butler.
Administrauve Assistant Debbe Wibberg,
Administrator/Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells. Building
Official/Assistant Planner Michael
Hammond. Emergency Management/911
Coordinator Marshall Nelson. Gulf County
E.M.S. Director Shane McGuffin.
Maintenance Superintendent Joe Bearden,
Mosquito Control Department Secretary
Sandy Hobbs. Solid Waste Director Joe
Daniord. Veterans Service Officer/S.H.I.P.
Administrator Bo Williams. Sheriffs
Department Captain Joe Nugent and
Deputy Sheriffs Buddy Cumble. John
Garner. Corbett Howell. and Bobby Plair.
The meeting was called to order at
6.00 p.m.. E S.T.
Administrator Wells opened the
meeting with prayer. and Chairman Knox
led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
SENT-Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters. second by Commissioner Traylor.
and unanimous vote. the Board approved
the Consent Agenda and Supplemental
Consent Agenda. as follows:
I. Minutes ...
-November 10. 1998 Regular Meeting
2. Court Order
-Payment to Attorney J. Gordon Shuler
(B97-216-CF/97-217-CF Causey *
$809.80 to be' paid from Account
3. EOC (Emergency Operations' Center)
Letter of Support
4. Equipment List
-District IV Work Crew
5. Invoice
-Florida Sheriffs' Self-Insurance Fund"
(#FSM-990081 $3,573.00 to be paid,
from Account #21111-45000)
-Granger Asphalt Paving, Inc. (Cape
Palms Park #1779 $10,574.40 to be.
paid from FRDAP Funds Account
-Kent-Forest Lawn. Funeral Home
(#24300695 Edgar Beard $375.00 *
to be paid from Account H21111-49000)
6. Payroll
-Gloria Ramsey (Final Check $759.6)j
7. S.H.I.P.
-Purchase Assistance Mr. & Mrs.
Bryan Blankenship ($11,615.00)
-Purchase Assistance Sandra A.
Steward ($11,615.00)
-Purchase Assistance Mr. & Mrs. John
Thumm ($11,615.00)
1. Contract Approvyd
-Local Mitigation Strategy (County/
2. Grant Approval
-Shuttering Project ($312,395.00)
3. Invoice ] :
-Agency for Health Care Administration
(Medicaid 19/96 $3,232.33 to 'be
paid from Account #52264-34100)
4. Payroll ,
-Gloria Ramsey (Amended Final Check -
5. S.H.I.P,
-Rehabilitation Loan Toya D.
Grantham ($5,000.00)
-Purchase Assistance Clark/Culmer
-Purchase 'Assistance Thurslay
(11,615.00) ;

GASKIN PARK-Pursuant to adverusement
to received sealed bids for a precast con-
crete interlocking erosion control block for
the Gaskin Park retaining well, the follow-
ing bids mere received and tabled for review
by Solid Waste Director Danford. American
Excelsior Company, $6.874.56: Mid South
Erosion Control. S8.920.00. r
TION-Jerry Stokoe. Senior Citizens
Association Director. discussed the need for.,
expansion in the Wewahitchka area and
reported that they have leased the
Community Building from the City of
Wewahlichka. He further discussed that he
had applied for grant funds to renovate the
budding so that it may be used as a People
With Special Needs (P.S.N.) Center during
emergency situauons Upon his request.
the Board agreed for him to utilize their
work crews and members of the
Maintenance Department to provide" lif-
kind services for the grant.
- DISTRICT II-Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Yeager. end unanimous vote'.
the Board approved the bond for
Commissioner Traylor's new term of offitce-
TLEMENT-Upon mouon by Commissioner
Yeager. second by Commissioner Traylor.
and unanimous vote. the Board agreed for
the insurance carrier lFlorinda League of
Cities) to settle the workers comp claim,
made by previous Road Department
employee James Purswell. in the amount of
Attorney McFarland reported that the
County s liability insurance earner had
reinvestigated the claim made by Peggy Jo
Miller (where she stated that she stepped
through the water meter because the lid
was broken). and they will conunue to deny
the claim
LIGHTHOUSE-After discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler and Commissioner
Yeager. Attorney McFarland read a pro-
posed resolution requesting that the Cape
San Bias Lighthouse lens be left intact
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager. sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote. the Board adopted the following
WHEREAS, the Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners has been
requested to help preserve the Cape San
Blas Lighthouse in its original condition.
WHEREAS. the Gulf County
Historical Society and the Gulf County
Parks Commission have expressed serious
concern about the future of the Cape San
Bias Lighthouse Lens. and -
WHEREAS, there is great app.r.n-
sion that the lens may be removed'from.the
Lighthouse and placed at a site other than
the original site or within Gullf County: and
WHEREAS. those knowledgeable of
the history of the Cape San Bias area are
concerned of the possible removal of an
Item that is considered a major part of our
county's history; and
that the Uruted States Coast Guard is here-
by requested to allow the Cape San Blas
Lignthouse Lens to remain Intact. properly
situated on the Lighthouse as It has been
for almost a century. In order to preserve
the nch character of the Cape Sarn Bias
area and to keep the authenticity of the
Lighthouse for future generations
ADOPTED this 24th day of
November. 1998: (End)
After discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler and Commissioner
Yeager, Attorney McFarland read a pro-
posed resolution requesting that Gulf
County be given title to the Cape San Bias
Lighthouse Keeper s Quarters and receive
assistance In relocating and restoring the
structure. Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Peters.
and unanimous- vote, the Board adopted
the following resolution:
WHEREAS, the :Gulf County Board
,of County Commissioners has been
requested to help preserve the Cape San
Blas Lighthouse compound in it's original
condition: and
WHEREAS, the Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners has previously
been offered, without charge or expense,
the Cape San Bias Lighthouse K.eper's

Quarters from the United States Air Force
which is presently in control of this proper-
ty: and
WHEREAS, there is great apprehen-
sion that the Lighthouse Keeper s Quarters
will be destroyed by future storms and ero-
sion; and
WHEREAS. the Air Force has Indi-
cated that It will soon move the building
adjacent to the Lighthouse Keeper's
Quarters' landward to an area around the
Cape San Bias Lighthouse: and
WHEREAS. the Air Force would be
In a position to assist the preservation of
local history by moving, without charge or
expense to the County. the Lighthouse
keeper s Quarters landward to a location
near the Cape San Bias Lighthouse.
that the United States Air Force Is hereby
requested to transfer to Gulf County.
Florida the title and ownership to the Cape
San Bias Lighthouse Keeper's Quarters and
Is further requested to move this structure
landward to an area near the Cape San
Blas Lighthouse in furtherance of the
preservation of this County s history and to
provide such necessary facilities and
means to accomplish this task without
expense to Gulf County.
ADOPTED this 24th day of
November. 1998. IEnd)
STUDY-Chief Administrator Butler stated
that he will be submitting the final invoice
to the 'Florida Department of
Transportation for preparation of the
Airport Feasibility Study, and he also
reported that he has the final invoice from
Dames & Moore. In the amount of
S2,000.00. Commissioner Yeager motioned
to pay the S2.000.00 invoice from Dames &
Moore. once the funds are recehied from
D O T. and Commissioner Stanley second-
ed the motion. It passed 4 to 1. with
Commissioner Peters voting no.
cussion by Chief Administrator Butler that
James Rish had requested a S 135 00 per-
mit fee refund. Commissioner Stanley
motioned to refund the permit fee and
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion
for discussion Attorney McFarland dis-
cussed the law change regarding the permit
fee (construction of barns on "farms"), and
the Board discussed that most of the
Planning/Building Department's work had
been completed prior to the law change
Permit purchased to January or February.
the law changed in May). After further dis-
cussion, Commissioners Stanley and
Yeager agreed to amend the motion to reim-
burse one-half of the permit fee (S67.50).
The motion then passed 4 to 1. with
Commissioner Peters oting no.
NEY-Chief Administrator Butler respond-
ed on a request received from the Office of
the State Attorney regarding their need for
more office space in the Courthouse. After
discussion regarding financing for comple-
tion of the administration building. the
Board agreed to check on space availability
in the Courthouse.
LANDFILLS-Solid Waste Director Danford
reported that he is a member of the Gulf
Coast Workforce Development Board, and
that there are approximately S104,000.00
in grant funds available to hire workers at
the landfills (on a reimbursement basis).
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed to hire work-
ers for the landfills through this program.
JECT-Emergency Management Director
Wells reported that the "shuttering" grant
will provide S312.000 00 which will be used
to place storm shutters on buildings which
will benefit the County, both Cities, and the
School Board.
TIONS CENTER-Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved applying for a grant to
construct a new Emergency Operations
Center (E.D.C.).
MENT-Building Official Hammond dis-
cussed the monthly report for the
Building/Planning Department for October,
VOLUNTEERS-Commissioner Stanley dis-
cussed a letter of apology sent to David
Whitfield, Physical Therapist at Gulf Pines
Hospital; by Commissioner Knox regarding
comments made at the last Board meeting
regarding Gulf .Pines Hospital.
Commissioner Stanley stated that he would
like to apologize to all the residents of
Wewahitchka who have been upset by the
ambulance service issue.
Commissioner Stanley, Chief Administrator
Butler reported that employees who need
medical attention due to an incident occur-
ring on the job may go to Gulf Pines
Medical Center, Cypress Medical Center,
Bay Walk-In Clinic, or North Florida
Medical Center.

er Stanley discussed changing the Board s
regular meeung Lime to accommodate rest-
dents of the Wewahitchka area who wish to
attend the meetings and motioned to
change the regular meeung lime to 7:00
p m.. E.T. Commissioner Traylor seconded
the mouon for discussion Alter discussion
about the County staif being required to
stay for the meetings. the motion passed 3
to 2. wIth Chairman Knox and
Commissioner Yeager %oung no Chairmar,
Knox stated that this will begin the first
meeung in January (01/ 12/991. and will be
advertised in The Star.
Commissioner Stanley regarding changing
the district lines to provide more equal dis-
tribution of voters per district. Attorney
McFarland reported that the process must
be done in an odd year 11999. 2001. etc.I.
and the School Board members must par-
ticipate in the process After further dis-
cussion. Chairman Knox agreed to sched-
ule a workshop in January. and to send a
letter to the Supervisor of Elections regard-
ing the number of voters per district.
TY-Commissioner Peters discussed the
high unemployment rate In Gulf County
116':;:.). and requested that a letter be sent to
our State Representatives to seek an exten.
sion for the mill workers in receiving unem-
ployment compensation benefits Upon
motion by Commissioner Traylor. second by
Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous vote,
the Board approved this request
COMPANY-Chairman Knox reads press
release obtained from the internet, regard-
ing the paper mill in Port St. Joe.
stated that he did not order for the locks at
the Wewahitchka Ambulance Service build-
ing to be changed on November 24th, as.
was stated in the editonal last week
The meeting did then recess at 6:43
p.m.. E.S.T.
The meeting reconvened at 7:00
p.m., E.S.T.
BID 09899-07 / CONCRETE ERO-
Upon recommendation by Solid Waste
Director Danford. Commissioner Peters
motioned to table the bids received for a
precast concrete Interlocking erosion con-
trol block for the Gaskin Park retaining
wall. to allow the Engineers to review the
bids. Commissioner Stanley seconded the
motion, and It passed unanimously.
TY-Marion Hough appeared before the
Board to discuss the current poor economy,
and requested that the Board hold a work-
shop regarding unemployment (and possi-
ble solutions) in Gulf County.
RIVER-Marilyn Blackwell and Wayne
Childers appeared before the Board to dis-
cuss damage being done to the
Apalachicola River by the dredging projects
of the Army Corps of Engineers. Upon dis-
cussion that State representatives and the
Department of Environmental Protection
(as well as other Counues) may get involved
to stop the damage being done to the river,.
Commissioner Traylor agreed to' handle
this matter.
SERVICE-Carolyn Husband appeared
before the Board to discuss the decision
made by the Board for Gulf County E.M.S.
to take over the ambulance service in
Wewahitchka. She requested that the
Board show how Gulf County's proposal
was cheaper than Bay Medical Center's
proposal, and she asked that the citizens of
the community be given some considera-
tion (she presented 640.1etters requesting
that the, service be contracted through Bay
Medical Center).
Ann Nunery appeared before the
Board to request that the Board approve a
Joint venture between the Wewahitchka
Ambulance Service volunteers and Bay
Medical Center to provide a 24-hour ALS
Ben Pridgeon appeared before the
Board to request that an "independent"
committee be appointed to review this situ-
ation, and make recommendation back to
the Board.
Harold Dorman appeared before the
Board to thank them for changing their
meeting time for regular meetings to 7:00
p.m., E.T., and he discussed Gulf County
E.M.S. Proposal #4 (which was approved by
the Board).
Brenda Gortman appeared before
the Board to discuss that funds needed
over the $11,000.00 projected by Gulf
County E.M.S. would be paid by the tax-
payers, and if Bay Medical Center had a
shortfall, they would have to absorb the
additional costs.
METER-Upon inquiry by Peggy Jo Miller
regarding the denial of her claim against
the County by the insurance company,
Attorney McFarland stated that the insur-
ance company had reinvestigated the claim
and concluded that the County was not at
fault. Commissioner Stanley motioned for
the Board to pay Peggy Jo Miller $635.00
for her doctor bills and loss of work due to
the accident, and Commissioner Yeager
seconded the motion for discussion. After
further discussion, Commissioner Yeager

withdrew- his second (until .he can, meet
with Water Department employee Gerald
Shearer). and the mouon died for lack of a
SERVICE-Estelle Hall appeared before the
Board to discuss the possibility of re-open-
ing the issue. and working It out between
all parties involved. She stated that she Is
available to serve one committee ti the
Board chooses that option.
Charles Doyle stated that he
approves of a 'Gullf County ambulance ser-
vice. but there should have been a transi-
uon period to allow the Wewahltchka %ol-
unteers to train to become paramedics
appeared before the Board to complain
about the shortage of chairs in the Board
Room which caused members of the public
to have to stand during the meeting
SERVICE-Ous Davis. Jr. appeared before
the Board to Inquire about Panhandle
Medical Billing, and to state that he does
not agree with a salaried employee (Shane
McGufin) receiving overtime pay.
Chairman Knox stated that he does
not have a problem with the Wewahitchka
volunteers running the ALS Service. but he
will not support Bay Medical Center taking
it over. Commissioner Traylor stated that Ii
the Board does not wish to reconsider this
matter, they should let the people know
tonight Commissioner Yeager discussed
the possibility of adding enough funds to
the Wewahitchka Ambulance Service bud-
get to hire three (3) paramedics and convert
to an ALS si stem Commissioner Peters
discussed that the Board had decided not
to accept the Gulf County E.M S proposal.
they would have to solicit proposals
through the bidding process (they could not
accept the Bay Medical Center proposal).
Marilyn Blackwell appeared before
the Board to discuss the two (2)1 in-county
services working together.
RIVER-Upon. inquiry by Marilyn
Blackwell, Commissioner Traylor stated
that there will be an opportunity for public
input regarding the dredging, problem on
the Apalachlcola River.
SERVICE-Upon inquiry by Ward
McDaniel, Attorney McFarland reported
that Panhandle: Medical Billing is not an
outside entity. He stated that Gulf County
E.M.S. uses that name to keep their corre-
spondence/mail separate.
Marion Hough discussed the collec-
tion^agency for the ambulance and, upon
inquiry by Ward McDaniel regarding the
.amount of fees charged, Chairman Knox
requested that Gulf County E.M.S. Director
McGuffin presents list of the fees -he
charges (to be advertised in The Star). Gulf
County E.M.S. Director McGuffin stated
that he would be glad for the Wewahltfhka
volunteers to take over the ALS service, and
could even loan, them equipment until
theirs could be purchased.
inquiry about changing back to a county-
wide voting system, Attorney McFarland
reported that there was a, 1986 Consent
Decree filed in the court system and in
order to have it changed, the case would
have to be re-litigated. He further reported
that a special attorney would have to, be
hired, and the success rate at having these
decrees overturned is not favorable at this
time. Commissioner Stanley stated .that
according to the 1965 Voting Rights Act
(Voter's Act), there may be another option
for the Board to seek.. Chairman Knox
agreed to schedule a workshop in January
to discuss this issue.
SERVICE-Charles Doyle inquired about
the possibility of Bay Medical Center run-
ning the ALS service in Wewahitchka for' a
one-year period to allow for some of the vol-
unteers to become trained as paramedics to
take over the service themselves. Members
of the Board and public further discussed
the possibility of having a Wewahitchka
branch and a Port St. Joe Branch, with
Shane McGuffin as the County Director.
After discussion, the Board requested that
the volunteers meet together to discuss
providing the ALS service for Wewahitchka.
METER-Peggy Jo Miller stated that she
does not have insurance to pay her medical
bills, and she is not lying about the water
meter cover being broken/removed.
Members of the Board stated that they will
meet with Mr. Shearer, and discuss this
matter at the next meeting.
SERVICE-Upon inquiry by Estelle Hall,
Gulf County E.M.S. Director McGuffin
reported that his Proposal #4 allowed for
three (3) full-time paramedics, plus funds
for the volunteers as E.M.T.'s.
Commissioner Traylor thanked the public
for attending this meeting.
There being no further business
and upon motion by Commissioner Traylor,
second by Commissioneppr Yeager, and
unanimous vote, the meeting did then
adjourn at 9:23 p.m., E.S.T.

Joy to you and your family
this Christmastime.

We wish you a bounty of good tidings
and all the gifts of the season.

Sunrise Care

Refhabifitation for

Bay St. Joseph




74Sta. Pooe SW, Poe, .d ? ,w4 Vowe,- 24,1, 999'.g~

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year and so has my little sister. I
want Mealtime Magic Baby, a
computer and some Barbie
things. My little sister wants Baby
Trike and go, a Little People
Town, and anything with Barney
in It. We will be at our Knees and
G-Daddy Lyons house, we will
leave milk and cookies for you.
Haley anid Kami Porter
P.S. Please leave our cousin
Justin alot of surprises..

Dear Santa, I
My name Is Lisa Davis and I
am 5 yrs old. I, have .been a real
good girl all year, here are some of-
the things I want for Christmas I
would like a new Barbie doll
house and Barbie to go with it.
bicycle, talking Bubba, teapot
game and I would also like for you
to bring my mommy a diamond
ring and my daddy some colonge.
I will leave %'our some milk and
cookies on the table.
Thank you
Love Lisa

Dear Santa,
I have been A good boy.
Here is my list. Santa:
Golf Stuff (clubs, shoes, bag)
Football uniform I h,: ,--


Stereo/CD player
I love you, Santa

Dear Santa Clause,
I really have not been a good
girl but I'm working on it. I would
like you To bring me some cloths.
a toy pic, barbie dolls, radio',
skates, make up and perfume.
Please bring all my cousins and
brother something to., Bring Mma
Ma and Pa Pa something to. '
Janie Jones
Dear Santa,
I would like to have two black
and white kittens for Christmas. I
would like to have a pound puppy.
van. and a ice cream maker. a nail
fashion style would be nice to
have. I want a big book to write In.
Love Rebecca Furr.
Please be very careful on your
Dear Santa.
My is Randy Jr. I have been a
good boy this year. Please bring
me a Toy motorcycle, toy race car,
Play knife, and a Power Ranger
Randy Hightower
P.S. We will leave you and the
reindeer a snack.
Dear Santa.
I would like an easy bake
oven and fingernail fun and ten
beanies babies and the game

Dear Santa Dear Santa,
I want a new Teddy Bear and I would like, a hair wrap fun,
a new puppy Dog and a computer thing. An angel Barbie, a Magic
Love Mealtime Baby, and a makeup
"Love ""., ,, Barble. .
S Melanie Barbie. Love, Michelle
Dear Santa.
My name Is Victoria. I hare
been very good this year. Please
bring me a cassette, some books,
and two barbles. I will leave you
and the reindeer a snack on
Christmas Eve.
V Love
'Victoria Hightower

Dear Santa,
This is my first letter to you. I
have been a good boy this year
and I am doing good in school. So
I hop I get everything I ask for: a
Rugrats doll. Hotwheels set,
Nintendo 64, clothes, and a new
front tooth Thanks a lot
HVE Kindergarten
P.S. I will leave cookies and milk
for you..

Dear Santa Clause,
I've been a good girl, I would
like you to bring me a cassette
player (sing a song) a pair of roller
skates, some cloths, socks,
panties, doll baby, make up, per-
fume T.V. and bring all my coun-
sins and brother some thing.
Bring Pa Pa a saw and Ma Ma
some nice.
Nicole Jones

...be yours this

holiday season.

Happy Holidays!

Eda Ruth

S.-Sincere best wishes and a round of
good cheer to 1l the great folks that
Stopped by this year. |d .

Happy YHolidays!

S S i Rov, Margaret S and P Ruth o


We Wish You And Your Family .

A Warm, Safe And Blessed

Even in tines
of trying economic em
Sconditi ons, the spirit of
Christmas is alive and well.
All of us at Citizens Federal
Savings Bank wish you andyour
S .fail a wonderfid holiday y Season.
As a community we will look
forward to 1999 with a sense
S of hope for growth and prosperity
for all our citizens.


Member FDIC

The Christmas

Here's hoping your holiday's a
model of perfection.
Thanks, friends!

Gay's & Levin's

Chevron Service
Port St. Joe
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Port St. Joe Apalachicola Mexico Beach
(850) 227-1416 (850) 653-9828 (850) 648-5060
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We lookforward to being Ofservice to you in----e New Year!

P4# Ze74e Le4*, waSe. 7.e. ?Wdv* 7wdaq, Mwemtfm 24, 1999

a chicken limbo, a Hot Wheels have been a good girl this year. I Kindergartenl I want a swing set I'll take a present I can
car, two punching bags, and a you can please bring me a TV and and a play station for Christmas. sister for her birthday
new bike. I've been a good boy VCR and a remote-control for my If you can please bring me a big- Love Matthew
and I'll leave you cookies and milk new TV, a Baby prawal & Walk, ger bike than I have. Boy Barbies
and I'll try to runaway from home Bip it-Bop it, a Holiday Barbie, a and Christmas Barbies too! Dear Santa,
to come see you. Barbie Doll that does cartwheels. e
Doll.that.does.cartwheels. Love,.. My name is Megan
Love, Lion King (Simba's Pride) movie, A Casse and I am in Kindergart
Luke porcleian Doll. Piggy Tail hat. Nobles said I was doing
H-E Kindergarten high-heeama cls a dress and some Dear Santa, phonics. I would like somr

Dear Santa,
I think I have been a good girl
this year. I've tried to be anyway. I
only want a couple of things for
Christmas. I want a ballerina jew-
elry box, a bicycle and the last
can be a surprise. Please bring
something for Kristen. She's my
new niece and she's really little.
She doesn't need much. Oh yeah,
I'll leave you a snack under the
Love. -
HVE Kindergarten

Dear Santa.
This Is something I would like
for Christmas. Please bring me a
fishing rod, tackle box. trampo-
line, swing-set and lots of toys.
HVE Kindergarten

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy. I want
the game rotten egg and a new
pair of roller skates.
Thank you.
Mac ,

HVE Kindergarten

Dear Santa,.
Would you please send me
Amazing Amy doll? I love you.
HVE Kindergarten
Dear Santa,
I have been a very good boy
this year and am doing well in
school.. I would like Batman,
Playstation, Batman motorcycle,

I want a remote control boat,
a Playtoy monster truck, a Playtoy
airplane and some crayons, and
the game rotten egg. I've been
good. '
HVE Kindergarten

I have been getting all smiley
faces in school. Please give me a
remote control 64 Nintendo. a
chicken rotten egg game. Please
bring my baby sister a doll and
teddy bear because I'll always love
my baby sister.
S-HVE Kindergarten

Dear Santa.
I want an Easy: bake oven,
rotten egg game, and chicken
I want to get my mom and
dad some pants and a shirt. Bring
my brother a building set. I love

S.. Love.
HVEi Kindergarten :

Dear Santa,
I would like ,a little Hot
Wheels car. I will be liing in
Panama at Christmas. Also, could
I have an Easy bake oven and my
brother too.
I-VE Kindergarten

Dear Santa,
Well, I want a rotten egg 'and


Dear Santa,
I want a playhouse and a play
hut, a Barbie jeep. I've been being
good. Also. I want a pair of shoes
and some clothes.
HVE Kindergarten

Dear Santa,
M' narne is Adnan Browniing.
I live on Port St. Joe Beach and
my address is w.e':.wuu. I

I love you Santa Claus

Dear Santa,
Please bring me a Sigi Zord
basketball goal. -
Thank you
HV -E Kindergarten
Dear Santa.
I love you! My name is Cassie
Tullis and I am'- 5 and in

Mly name is Shamya Zaccaro
and I love you! Please send me a
Christmas Tree to my mama's
house. I want a tie-dye Barbie and
the baby that says things.

Dear Santa,,. '
Don't forget my sister! My
name is Matthew and I will.be 6
before Christmas! I want a little
lantern-a real one I can carry
around. I want new flippers and

Baby dolls. I take care of
I will leave some Christm


Dear Santa,
I love You! My name Is Daniel
but sometimes they call me John' -
Fowler. My mama wants me to get
clothes and I would like a
"Nintendo 64".
Love, Daniel

Wishing you a season that's merry and bright, filled with laughter, love and much delight!
It's been a privilege and pleasure serving you this past year. Thanks, friends!

Fantas 6Properties, Inc.

John, Charlie and Staff
VMeico Beach and
St. Joseph Bay

give my

en. Mrs.
good in
ie Barbie
id some
my toys!
nas cook-

Dear Santa,


...and rejoice in all its glory.
From our family to yours have a beautiful Christmas.

Oscar qkedd

& 'Family

".\1 Iz

74 SrmtAmeSo. 4ec, 57Z sAwad4q, Veeewm c~24, 1999 P44. e s

,B .new pet for Christmas an<
Teddy ,Bear and that's all.
Dear Santa, name is Caitlin Gilley and I an
My' name is Connor Simpler Kindergarten.
and I Love You! I told you what I Love,
want for:Christmas when I was at Caitlin
the Mall. I hope you remember! I
will give you a, big hug when you Dear Santa,
come, (and cookies). I want a dirt bike

Dear Santa,
I want 10 thingslt.I want an
Easy .Bake oven, trampoline, a
crawling doll, a Burger King doll, --.

and a computer. My nam
McNeill and I am 5 ye
Love You Santa.
i.. .,i Katie

Dear Santa, :
i My name is Hayley
I am 5 years old in Mr
Kindergarten. I would
new clothes and some i
for Christmas. ,Plea:
Tucker and me'some ne,
will leave some'cookies'

Dear Sarita, '
My name is Lilla Dy
am 5 years old. I don't
but would you bring m
and some other special
will leave you some
some Oreo's. :

Dear Santa,
My name is Zachary
and I am 5 years old. I w
some cookies (the kind
paw likes). and milk.\Ple
me the stuff I showed
other day!


Christmas. I will be safe and wear
my helmet. I also want a play.toy
car. Oh yeah! My name in J.
Mason Ray. I will leave some milk
and fruit.
J. Mason'

ne is Katie
ars old., I' L Dear Santa,
My' name is Charlotte
.... Murnan and I have a twin. sister,
Sarah. We are 6 years old. I want
a diving Barbie and a rock star
Barbie. I will leave you some milk
Smith'and a~d chip cookies.
s. Nobles' Love,
like some Charlotte
new shoes
be bring Dear Santa,
w toys. We My name is Marquez Quinn
arid milk! and I want some toys. I want a
drum and my grandma will let me
have one. Please bring me a Tele-
Tubby toy too.
'kes and I Marquez
say much
nea a bike Dear Santa,
things. 'I My name is Nikki Todd. I am
milk and 'six years old. I would like three
Barbies and another Barbie
House. Please do not forget Mom
and Dad. I will leave you some
milk and cookies.
ill put out Dear Santa,

;my, paw-
ease bring
I you the


Dt r Santa, ( / \
My name Is Roman'Qu inn
and I am 5 years old. I want a
basketball and a baseball ball.
That's all. I will leave you some
S milk and chocolate cookies.
S -Roman

Dear Santa,
Next year I am going to be
seven and I will get a BB gun but
this year I want a desk so I can ,
practice my work.. My name -is
Colton Thursbay and don't forget


so she can be the bad guy. And
also bring her a doll, and a
stroller. Bring us some cartoon
videos too, and some surprises.
Maybe you could bring daddy
some tools, and mommy some-
thing. Don't forget Nana, Tom,
Papa, and Tammy. Uncle Tracy
broke his arm, but it may be fixed
so he could open his presents or
Aunt Lulu can do it for him. Bring
a bone for Spud. I will leave you
some cookies and milk. MERRY
Thank you.

Dear Santa,
My, name is Julia Scheffer
and I would like a pack of miake-
up! And I want a little Teddy Bear
and some goggles to go underwa-
ter. Don't forget my twin brother
Nickolas and my sister Shelby.
Don't forget mama and daddy!

Dear Santa
I want a pair of slippers I need
a size 4. And I would like some
roller' blades size 4. And some
pajamas size 12-14. And a cash.
register, 'and 'a' CD player. And a
Dairy. And some eds.

\B/ Here's hoping our many friends
enjoy a season filled with bundles
of magic and love.

Thank you for being so nice to us!

/Sonja and Jimmy Reinhardt
-. and Employees of

iBadcock Home


My name Is Simeon Jones. I
A would like a Dinosaur remote
control. I also want a Buzz Light
play set but not "Flick" because I
already have him. I am 5 years old
and I will give your some good
cookies. .! .
Dear Santa Claus,.
My name is Ryan Liffick.-I am
4 years old. I've been a good boy
this year (mostly). Would you
please bring me for Christmas, a
sword and a shield so I can play
with them. and I promise I won't
break them either. I also want
some Power Ranger toys. (Red
Please bring for my sister,
Sarah Ivy (she's 2, and has been a
good girl), a little sword and shield

SWith tidings of comfort
and joy, we extend our

a i heartfelt wishes to all.

May your holiday season be
filled with happiness and
good cheen,

S Take time to consider, your
blessings anid remember
those less fortunate.

Arizona Chemical

Z4. 199S

Dear Santa,
I've been a good boy this year.
I've been helping my mother and
grandmother. I am 7 years old. If
you would please bring me the fol-
lowing thi',gs, Blue Hornet, 10
speed, TV, VCR, N64, guitar, foot-
ball suit with, pads, helmet, skate
board, gameboy, Silver Ranger
Morpher, Football, gold necklace,
gold ring, remote control airplane,
Laser Challenge and set,
Tyrone Dawson
P.S. Denver Broncos suit

Dear Santa,
I've been a good boy this year.
I've been helping my mother, and
grandmother. I am 10 years old. If
you would please bring me the fol-
lowing things, ,Blue Hornet, 10
speed, TV, VCR, N64, guitar, foot-
ball suit with, pads, helmet,
skateboard, gameboy, Silver
Ranger Morpher, football, gold
necklace, good, ring, remote con-
trol. airplane, Laser Challenge
and set, rollerblades,
Terrance Dawson
P.S. Minnesota Vikings suit

Dear Santa,
Hi. Remember me? It's. Lacy
Carter! This year for Christmas, I
. want a lot of stuff. I want the
Colored Gameboy, Gameboy
Camera, Gameboy Printer, and
the Gameboy Game called Zelda,
and Mrs. Packman. I also want.TY
Bienie Babies, and bienie baby
accessories. I want Barbie's and
Barbie clothes, and if you have
enough time I guess you might
could squeeze in the Barbie Delux
Dream House, Walking Beauty,
and a couple of sets like the din-
ing room, grocery store, ect. What
I really, really want for Christmas
is a baby bunny, and it's cage and
stuff. Well be sure to stop by my
house this Christmas. There'll be
plenty of milk and cookies.
Lacy Marie Carter

Dear Santa Claus,
For Chrismes I won't a babrey
dolls for Chrismis and a lot of
other stuff for Chrismis.
Your friend, Brenda Neel

Dear Santa Claus,
I would like a bashing broth-
er. His name Is Ddp. Also a laser
chaling and a WWf on play station
and a mary cristmas for you and
to me to.
Your friend, Trey Crutchfield

Dear Santa Claus,
I have ben very good. The
most thing I want is markers that
teacher's use on boards and I
woud like everything teachers have

and I want a horse.
Love, Megan Lincoln
Dear Santa Claus,
I want a New bike and a new
Computer, a new teddy bear, a
new barby play house, and get my
mom a new cooking pan, a new
stove and give my brother a new
bike to. He is big. Also some shoes
give my dad a new car. (
Love, Kayla Williams
Dear Santa Claus,
I want a New Nintendo
because mine tore up, Power
Rangers Backpack and vidio
game, starwars movie my brother
want a 410 and shells, Janessa
and Mileena want Inch the Inch
Love, Kyle Campbell
Dear Santa Claus,
I want a BB. Pistle. for
Chrismas and a four wheler. for
Chrismas to and a ginny Pig
thank you Santa.
Love, Gage Davidson
Dear Santa Claus,
I want a pet bird for"
Christmas. My dad wishes he had7
a hundred dollars. My momr
wants evey bites to be happy. My
brother want a giny pig.
Love, Whitney Melvin
Dear Santa Claus,
You are a very nice man. I
would lik a finger nail set, my size
angel barble, a new bickclckel.
and barbies. I love you very much.
I think you are very nice.
Your Friend. Sarah Barney
Dear Santa Claus,
i I have been a good boy this
year. And so has my Family. Have
your elys been good this year?
'Don't forget our house. You don't
half to get me,something big.
Your Friend, Joshua Mitchell

like a 4 wilier. I drov a 4 willer and
I won't a got cart. I like um.
Your Friend, Ryan Leamon
Dear Santa Claus,
Have I been on the good list or
the bad list? Leave me a note on
the tabel. Can you get a Mage fire-
stone, a hole entire 64, and a sci-
ence set.
Love, Alex Alguseva

Dear Santa Claus,
I wont a sufrf games, Laser
chalenj, a 30 30 and a 22. I wont
anything you wont to give me and
I wont a new boat to.
Your friend, Cody Dupuie
Dear Santa Claus,
I wand a bike, a;dool, a jeep,
and some CD and a computer and
some tapes and some books and a
happy Holiday to you.
Your friend, Brittany Bennett

Dear Sant Cirse,
I want 'a bedroom all by
myself. I want a frbe. I hae been
good. I love you very very much. I
wish I cued see you very much.,I
' love you.,
Your friend, Kimberly Shirah

Dear Santa Claus,
S I love you I want to have a
modersikl. I want .to have a go
kert. I want a play. car. I want a
play truck. I want a play plane.,
Love,,Johnathan Shipman

My name is Emilee Fenaes. I
am five years old. I have been very
good all year and, would like for
Christmas a Barbie Boom Box
and Sleeping Beauty Video.
Lots of love to Rudolph and
all your reindeer.
Merry Christmas.
From, Emilee

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Commissioner John Stanley, Jr.
District 1

Commissioner Billy E. Traylor
District 2

Commissioner Tommy Knox
District 3

Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr.
District 4

Chairman Warren J. Yeager
District 5

Dear Santa Claus,
This is what I want. A skate-
board, a capt pars of close, a bike
I hope'that I'm not asking for to
much. And have a safe trip.
/ Love, William Barber
Dear Santa Claus,
I want me a Barby car jeep
because I have been good and my
cousin too we want a donky and a
book and a peyanno but I want a'
Your friend, Camella Gainer
Dear Santa Claus,
I have been good in school
and what I want for Christmas is
the movie It Takes Two and want
the game Dream Phione.
Love, Felicia Trese

Dear Santa claus,
I want a Pooh chair and a
Pooh shirt and Pooh shorts and
Pooh wenter sout and a Jesus,
necles and a Jesus braslet and a
Jesus shirt and Jesus shorts.
Love, Chelsey Pettis
Dear Santa Claus,
I want a go cart. and a hores.
and a Baby doll and a stroller.
and a good wish from you.
Love, Selina Culpan
Dear Santa Claus,
I have 3 dogs. I am 7: I wode



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Dear Santa.
The students of Mrs. Arnold's
Kindergarten class have been very.
good .this year. Please do your
best to make their wishes come
/'" Mrs. Arnold
Wish List
Mrs. Arnold's Kindergarten

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*Brianna: baby doll and a
playstation, and a bike.
*Lauren: bike without training
whells and a puppy.
*Adrian: Bop-It and a TV with a
VCR and a Barbie bed.
*Rhianne: racetrack and frisbee
for my dog Jake.
*Jeremy: bicycle and a dune
buggy and a jacket.
*Joshua: bucket of army men and
a water gun and a Santa hat.
*Fanequa: a baby doll and a crawl
and walk baby.
*Russell: a Godzilla set and an
Army man set.
*Airren: baby doll with a stroller
and lots of toys.

*Sarah: Dalmatian camera.
eNickolas: baby deer.
*Melissa: Barbie Jeep.
*Samantha: Nail art.
*Austin: a Drum set and a big
*Rasheed: racecar with a track.
*Tiara: a basketball and a bubble
gum machine with gum.
*Jarvious: Nintendo 64.

Dear Santa,
This is all I want for
1. I want my Grandma to 'fill like
shese never fill before and nothing
2. I want a phone.
3. I want a big Poo Bear like
4. I want a big art set.
5. I want some mony.
6. I want my Dad to go back to
7. I want a Moder home rilly bad
so we can move around in it.
8. I want a two seated stroller for
my baby.
9. I want two sleds for me and
my brother .
10. A pound puppy town.
11. The mother and the other
one that carry baby.
Merry Christmas to everyone

Dear Santa,
We the children here at
K.L.D.S. have been very good this
year. Please remember us whn
your in our area.
Torey Williams-spider.
Corey Williams-choo-choo train.
Shane Brogdon-motorcycles
and trucks.
Aaron Braden-Batman mobile,
power ranger, game.
Deven Bhakta-Power Ranger.
TaNeka Pittman-talking baby-
doll, Bike.
Qua'Shandria Weatherspoon--
Skates, bike, babydoll.
Casio Coachman-power wheel
andk bike.
Trevor Papineau-power ranger
arid truck.
Amber Brogdon-Gameboy.
Katie Brogdon-Barble doll.
Candi Brogdon-computer.
Ashley Robinson-Baby with
table, skating ring, and a bike for
my brother.
Travis Gould-Power ranger.
Ryan Nichols-Boots, gun,
power ranger.
RoShanda Cherry-Big Bicycle.
Decorian North-Big Ole' train.
Hannah Pruett-Happy Meal
Baby, doggie.
Nesa Papineau-puppy, kitten,
clueless phone.
Javon Davis-Nintendo 64,
Power Ranger.
Dorian North-three wheeler,
gun, hat, clothesL
Todd Gould-Frogpond, 4-
Stephanie Fisher-dalmation
Khrysten Keys-puppy, skates,
baby doll.
Jaylen Pittman-Nintendo 64,
silver ranger.
Joe Ernst-Big Red Bike.
Summer Martin-Baby.
Autumn Martin-sleep and
snore Ernie.
Nikki Thomas-Baby doll.
'QuaShayva Weatherspoon-Ba-
by doll.
Troy Williams-truck.
Zacori Faison-Bike.
Steven Givens-Big Bike.
Amisha Harris-sit and spin.
Ashton Davis-Amazing Amy,
boots, and make-up.
We'll leave lots of milk and

cookies. Be safe on your long jour-
K.I.D.S. Children

My name is Savannah
Fenaes. I am three years old. I
have been very good all year and
would like for Christmas a lot of
Lots of love to Rudolph and
all your reindeer.
Merry Christmas.
From, Savannah

My name is Samantha
Fenaes. I am eight years old. I
have been very good all year and
would like for Christmas
Billboard Dad, Cordless ear
phone, A Fake Rose wrapped, Mall
Madness, Dream phone, make
Lots of love to Rudolph and
all your reindeer.
Merry Christmas.
From, Samantha

Dear Santa,
My name is Savannah Gibson
and I am 15 months old. Would
you please bring me a baby doll, a
bouncing tiggr, and a, walk and
talk big bird. I have been a very
good girl this year. I will leave milk
and cookies for you and carrots
for Rudolph by the tree. I love
Savannah Leann Gibson

Dear Santa,
My name is Justin and I've
been a really good boy this year
and for Christmas I would like a.
swing set, a Barney' bike, some
teletubbies, (my NaNa knows the
ones I need) a big Winnie the
Pooh, and a big red truck. I will be
waiting for your Santa and I will
leave you and Rudolph some milk
and cookies under tree.
Justin Martin

Dear Santa.
This is all I want for
1. I want my Grandma to fill like,
shese never fill before and nothing
2. I want a phone.
3. I want a big Poo Bear like
4. I want a big art set.
5. I want some mony.
6. I want my Dad to go back to
7. I want a Moder home rilly bad
so we can move around in it.
8. I want a two seated stroller for
my baby.
9. T want two leds for me and
nI'P br-h li
10. A pound puppy town.
11. The mother and the other
one that carry baby.
) Merry Christmas to everyone


Dear Santa,

My name Is Ty Jopes Royal. I
am 10 months old. For Christmas
I would like a swing, a ball, and
some blocks.
I have been a very sweet boy.
S Love, ':

Dear Santa,
My name is Chelsea Hawkins
and I am 4 years old. I have been
a really good girl this year. I would
like a fishinggame, a barbie doll,.
a ballerina doll, a doctor kit, and
a teddy bear., I live everything so I
will enjoy any, of it.,
My sister and I will leave
cookies and milk for you. We will
also leave something for the rein-
; deers. Also if you have.anything
Left, please give something to
" mommy 'and daddy. They have
been good too.
Merry Christmas,
Chelsea Alexds Hawkins

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Dear Santa,
My name is Chase Everett
Royal. I am 4 years old. For
Christmas I would like a Tommy
Pickles doll, a Hot Wheels Volcano
Blow Out and City Center set, and
a blue Power Ranger in space.
I have been good.
With Love,

Dear Santa,
I would like you to bring me
an angel barbie, a nintendo, and a-
tiger rebound.
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I would like for you to bring
me a three wheeler (real) and a go-
cart anid a box to keep the three
wheeler. .
I love Santal
Dear Santa,
I would like for you to bring
me a rock and roll Barbie. I would
also lik a wienie dog beanie baby.
Dear Santa,
I would like for you to bring
me a Talking Tommy Doll and'
Baby Dil Hiccup and a snow cone
i love you Santal

S !, TORIE ,
Dear Santa. ,
I. would Ike for you to: bring
me: a.., real motorcycle and a
Batman mobile another motorcy-
cle to ride on.
Dear; Santa, ,,
I would like for you to bring,
me a real cocker spaniel with
fuzzy ears and a toy horse with a,
stable an outfit with a green shirt
and a green skirt.
I love you!,
., Love, ,.,..
SDear Santa,
I would like for you to bring
.me a new doll house .and a new
bike and Barbie.
: Santa I have been a good girl.
Love. Crystal
Dear Santa,
I would like for you to bring
me two baby dolls and a comput-
er. ., ,
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Mrs. Gentry's Class, PSJE
Dear Santa.
I would like ,for you to bring
. me a little baby puppy and ah ,
Angel Barbie.
Santa I will leave you a snack
under the tree.
',. Love, .. .
Dear Santa, ;;
DI would like for you to bring
me a race car a train and 'dhieo r
race car. m'" ) .*oo
And I will leavd some d'arrots
for your'reindeer.
Love, .
Qin Trama
AMrs. Gentry's Class, PSJE ,
Dear San ta,
iLwould like for you to bring k
me everything in Rug Rats and a,,:
new doll. I have been a good girl.
". 'Love, -
'L.ah '
Dear Santa,
I would like for you to bring
me a don't get in trouble game''
and an angel Barbie.
Santa I will leave a surprise, ,
under the tree for you. o o
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AMrs. Gentry's Class. PSJE
Dear Santa, "
I would like for you to 'bring
me a remote control car, a toy '
robot, and a new school box. I will
leave milk and cookies out for
'Love, :".

AMrs. Gentry's ClaOss, PSJE
Dear Santa,
. would like for you,.to bring
me,,adoll, that loves butterflies,.
and a doll that crawls and falls. I
would like a Jewelry box too. A.-.-
snack will be under the tree for
you. v '
..; Love, Celeste
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Dear Santa,
I would like for you to bring
me a new bike, a toy gun, and
som surprises.
Santa I would like help you in
your work shop if you need me.

Dear Santa,
I would like for you to bring
me a surfing board and remote
control car. Please don't forget the
go-cart for me and my sister. I will
leave you some cookies and milk.


Dear Santa,
I would like for you to bring
me a laser challenge game and a
little wrestler.
I will leave the gate open for
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House and Bead Blast Party.
I will leave you milk and cook-
ies and carrots for the reindeer.
Emily Sandhu
age 5
Dear Santa,
My name is Emilee and I have
been real good. I would like a
Barbie Boom Box, my own phone,
and a surprise.
I will leave you milk and cook-

ies. Rudolph gets a carrot.
Emilee Fenaes
age 5
Dear Santa,
I, want a Heartbreaker bike,
and a Bead Blast Barbie and
Floating Party house. I will leave
you some Oreo cookies and white
milk. I have been a good girl.
Samantha Nicodemus
age 5

Dear Santa,
I would like for you to bring
me a bb gun and a tea set.
Santa I have been a good girl.

Dear Santa,
I would like for you to bring
me a three wheeler, a Texas
Rangers hat, boots and Texas
Ranger clothes, and a B-B gun.
I love you Santa Claus and
Thank you'
Mrs. Gentry's Class, PSJE,
Dear Santa,
I would like for you to bring
me a Easy ;Bake Oven; a Hot
Wheels Uptown Downtown Racer
and a Power Ranger NMorpher. and
a Wrestling Game for my
... : Love, : ,

Dear Santa,
I would like for you to bring,
me a pink bike and a teddy bear
and a baby that does hiccups and
I want the horse that has white
hair. Santa I have been a good
girl.. .
.:Davlda .. :

Dear Santa,
May I please have china doll
and a boom box and a new video
game. :
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I have been a good grill
Look under the thig 'on the
shelf under the white thing. I do
not'no what it is called Look for a
Key .-. -
Love Meredith Todd
yours truly Santa!
Dear Santa,
']" I have'be'n a very good girl. i'
would like Sherbert the Bear.
Please bring some surprises for
me and, my sister Kady. We will
leave some Christmas cookies
and milk for you.
Amy Dunlap
Age: 7

r Dear Santa Claus.
I would like a place of my
own, to raise my kids the way I
want to! I would like to have my
privacy to my own bedroom with
only my stuff in it. until I can get
my own place. Please Thank you
very much!!!!
Jenna's List
A candle and some clothes for'
Amy. I would like some money
ahd a ring and a pet and a Barbie
too and a picture of you and a
Bible. I
-Jenna Novota

My name is Austin D.
Purswell. What I would like for'
Christmas is, a gun, and a big
truck. I have been good most of
the year.
Thank you
| Austin D. Purswell

My name is MaKayla Hawkins
and I am 6 months old. I have
been a good baby and would like
a few things for Christmas. Want
a bouncin tigger, a Winnie-the-
Pooh piano. a teddy bear, and a
baby doll.
My sister and I will leave milk
and cookies out for you. We will
also leave a carrot for Rudolph.
Please don't forget about my
mommy and daddy. They have
also been good.
Merry Christmas,
Brittanyi MaKayla Hawkins
Dear Santaclaus,
Please bring me Babyborn.'
teen scipper ,babysitter,
rollerblades, and a cat beanie
I have been good for most of
the year.
Thank you
Amanda Lucas. 8 years old,
Dear Santa Clause,
I have been a Good girl. I
would like tyedyed Barbie, Diaper
surprise, Barbie with four Babies,
new Bike, cabbege Patch new
born, earrings, necklace. a glass
doll, a beanie baby
Thank you Sanita.
I leave milk and cookies.
Kasi Stephnes.
Dear Santa Claus,
Mommy says i've been a very
good boy this year and 1 can aks
for anything I want.
I would like to have a bicycle
to ride when I play outside,
Barney's movie, cause I love him
too.:a fish tank so me and daddy
can feed them crickets like out-:
side and lots of other toys too,
Ohl Please bring my poppy
and mamaw something. They've.
been very, very good and help
take care of me.
Tell Rudolph hey. I will leave
a snack for you.
Too. (I love you) -
Tristan Reynolds
Dear Santa,
I have been good most of the
year. My name is Travis Lucas. I
would like an airplane, and a gun
for Christmas. I'm sorry, but my
mother has to write this. I'm only
3 1/2 years old But my wishes are
Love," .. "
Travis Z. Lucas
Dear Santa,
For Christmas I would like a
W.C.W. vs N.W.O. Revenge video
game for Nintendo 64. Another
thing that I want is a W.C.W. Nttro
for the computer. Would you'
please bring me Major League,
Baseball featuring Ken Griffey Jr.
for Nintendo 64.
from Zeke
Dear Santa,
I been very good this year. I
would like you to bring me this
dirt bike
@ 4-wheeler
big feet truck
Michael Johnson

Dear Santa,
My name is Emily. I have
been a good girl--Please bring fin-


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Dear Santa,
My name is Violet Jones. I am
5 years old. I would like a dollie
and a skateboard (if I'm not to
I will leave you cookies and
milk. If Rudolph get hungry I'll
leave him a carrot.
Violet Jones
age 5
Dear Santa, i
I am Brandon Peak. I have
been good this year. Will you
please bring me a remote control
car, remote controlled motorcycle,
* a Ninja turtle that talks.
I will leave you Sweetarts and
marshmellows for the reindeer.
age 5
Dear Santa,
My name is Jared. Would you
please bring me a drum, a Sea
watch, and a computer.
I will give you milk and cook-
ies on the table. (T have tried to be
good-I hope I was good.)
Jared Arnold
age 6

Dear Santa,
Hi, my name is Austin. I have
tried to be good this year. Please
bring me a pool table, remote
controlled car, a bike and a tape
I will leave you some juice and
cookies. I can help you pass ou
toys if you need me to.
Austin Farmer
age 5
Dear Santa,
T My name is Joesph. I hav
been good would you please brinq
me lots of surprises. I Love yoi
and will give you some cookies.
Joesph Julian
age 5
Dear Santa,
I would like a compute:
Barble doll and Barble CD rom.
will leave you milk and cookies.
Lindsay Martin

Dear Santa,
Hi, I'm Christopher. I have
been a good boy. I would love you
to bring me a Volcano Blow Up,
and some surprises. Can you
bring me a 3 wheeler too.
I will leave you some snacks
to eat.
Dear Santa,
I would like a Tommy watch,
Reptar watch, a Barbie computer,
and a picture of Santa. I will leave
you milk and cookies and a carrot
for Rudolph. I also want a pink
Catherine Quintanilla
age 5.

Dear Santa,
I am Anthony Tillery. I want a
car wheel and a car blowout and
mountain cars. I want any sur-
prises that are trucks and jeeps. I
will leave you milk and cookies.
Anthony Tillery
age 6

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save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21
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and reaffirm our faith in His Holy Birth.

May His spirit abide with you throughout the holy season and for all time.
Merry Christmas!

With sincere thanks to our many fine friends and neighbors.

We accept deposits to help people out of work which will

go into a special account.

oe Papermakers

,ral Credit Union *....: .

unity Charter Credit Union....":":.' ". ."




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