The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: January 7, 1999
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Sharks Win Classic
Story & Stats-Page 8A
Classes Start at GCCC,
Gulf/Franklin Page 7A
Fla. Forestry Gets Gold
Circle Award Page lB
Law Enforcement Reports
City, County-Page 3A
Commodity Distribution
In Wewa, Port St. Joe
Details on Page 6A
PSJ Dixie Registration
Coming Soon! See Page 8A
Red Cross Blood Drive
Jan. 1 1-Give the Gift...
Place, Time on Page 3B
Back to School News ...


See Page 4B
Pages 7A, 3B

MTIBattlingfor Brings Cold Weather
Co0 l Contract Tornado Hits Wewa; Quilts and tarps could be dents seized the opport
seen spotting the county covering turned on yard sprinki
TO Prevent Temperature Plunges tender vegetation, and many resi- Ing mother nature maki
To r.e In Gulf County

Seminole Electric

Wind, rain, and then frigid
temperatures hit Gulf County
over the past few days. bringing

As reported In two previous residents their first real taste of
editions of The Star. Seminole winter weather this year.
Electric Cooperative. Inc. has filed At least one tornado, and
suit to get out of its coal hauling temperatures recorded as low as
contract with two local compa- temitoere s ok
-nies-Material Transfer: Inc. (M-TH- what has een -an- nseasonabl
and Apalachicola Northern warm tern an uneaon
Railroad IANRR,.

It was also reported last week,
*, that the parent company of MTI
has proceeded with legal actions
to halt Seminole's efforts and
force the resumption of coal ship-
ments, according to the contract
To date, MTI is the only one of
the three companies affected by
Seminole's suit (MTI, ANRR and
Mt. Vernon Coal Transfer) who
has announced plans to challenge
the suit.
Malcolm Jones, vice president'
of St. Joe Company (parent com-
pany of ANRR), has stated that
company officials are currently
evaluating their position on
Seminole's suit and are watching
the legal effort by MTI's parent
company closely.
Jones said St. Joe was not
ready to announce a course of
action at this time.
In a press release from
International Shipholding Cor-
poration (MTI's parent company),
they stated Central Gulf Lines
(sister company to MTI) has dis-
puted Seminole's right to termi-
nate performance and has served
a demand for, arbitration pur-
suant to the terms of the agree-
It is expected that a ruling on
the injunction to resume coal
4 shipments should be hieaird in the
near future.
If Seminole's efforts to buy
out of the contract (which runs
.through 2004) are not blocked by
MTI, it is expected that MTI and
ANRR will run out of coal to be
shipped to Seminole's Palatka
power plant around the middle of
SMTI employs 10 people at its
plant located on the Gulf County
Canal. ANRR currently employs
53 workers and would face major
cutbacks In Its operations.
In light of the current shut-
down of Florida Coast Paper
Company, MTI is by far the lead-
ing rail customer of ANRR with
five coal trains running each
Under the contract, MTI ships
a minimum of 27,000 rail cars 'of
coal per year. The firm has
shipped as much as. 32-33,000
cars of fuel annually.
Without Florida Coast Paper
Company operating, nor the con-
tinuance of the coal contract,
ANRR would: probably reduce
operations to two freight trains
per week.

U.S. Postal Rates

Take Jump Sunday
The U.S. Postal Service will be raising its rates, effective this
Sunday. January 10. The price of a first-class stamp goes up one
penny. from 32 to 33 cents- 3.1 percent Increase.
The second-ounce price decreases from 23 to 22 cents. The sin-
gle-piece rate for post cards remains at 20 cents and the rate for a
two ounce flat is 52 cents.
Rates for all categories of domestic mail will also change in vary-
ing amounts, based on their individual handling costs. Complete rate
and fee information is available from the United States Postal Service
web page at http://www.usps.gov, or by calling 1-800-ASK-USPS.
Rate information may also be picked up at your local post office.
Rates for mailing second-class periodicals such as The Star have
also changed, with price increases In some areas, and reductions in
other areas.
"The rate increase is just enough, just in time to fund further
Investments in buildings, vehicles, and equipment, and to assure
that our positive momentum of improving record customer service
continues," said Port St. Joe postmaster Dennis Geog-hagan.
All post offices and branches currently have a supply of the 1-
cent stamp and "H" stamps (33 cent equivalent) in stock and avail-
able for sale.

City Cutting Back

On Plant Operations

Friday Is Last Day for 16 Workers;

Reporting to Sewer Improvement Job

In the inset photo, men put tarps over the exposed rafters after a tornado ripped the roof off the 01'
Cherokee Tavern south of Wewahitchka.

Storm Causes Damage,

unity and
lers, help-
e Icicles.

Subfreezing temperatures the first of the week prompted home-
owners to turn the hoses on their plants, producing a number of ice
sculptures throughout the county.

The weather system moved In
throughout the day Saturday and
climaxed at approximately 3:30
p.m. (CT) when a tornado touched
down just south of Wewahitchka.
damaging two small businesses
and knocking out power to the
The Ole' Cherokee Tavern and
Top Ten Video. both located south
of Wewahitchka at the intersec-
tion of Highways 71 and 386,
received damage from the torna-
do. Approximately half of the tin
roof on the Ole' Cherokee Tavern
was blown off, and a large pecan
tree was blown over grazing Top
Ten Video. An automobile was
also damaged when the tree fell.
A residence on West Lake
View Drive also received minor
damage when a tree was blown
over on the property. The tree also
damaged an out shed as it fell.
Gulf County Emergency
Management Director Larry Wells
said the tornado was traveling in
a southwest to northeast direc-
tion. ,
He said no other major dam-
age was reported to Emergency
One other shed, on Rish Farm
Road, was, reportedly damaged
and a general mess was made
along the path, Wells noted.
Temperatures have progres-
sively lowered since the front
moved through Saturday, reach-
ing lows in the teens Tuesday
Parrish Carter said he record-
ed 160 at his property just north
of Wewahitchka and the tempera-
ture/time display in front of the
Wewahitchka State Bank in Port
St. Joe registered 24 at daylight.

Port St. Joe city commission-
ers and workers from the city's
giant wastewater treatment plant
spent most of Tuesday's commis-
sion meeting discussing plans to
downsize the plant's operation
from 27 to 11 workers.
During a city workshop held
December 21st. commissioners
tentatively reached agreement on
a plan to reduce the work force by
16 workers, basing those reduc-
tions on years of seniority at the
plant. They also discussed laying
S-off one. temporary city, worker, for
a total of 17 workers impacted by
the plan.
The second part of that plan
was to offer permanent workers
alternate employment on a tem-
porary basis (approximately six,
months)., in hopes that the eco-
nomic crisis will be over by that
time, allowing workers to return
to their previous Jobs at the
wastewater treatment plant.
Public Works Superintendent
Terry McDaniel outlined those
temporary jobs to be done Includ-
ed work on the city's stormwater
and sewer systems. He and City
Clerk Pauline Pendarvis suggest-
ed the work option to the board,
Explaining the work, was very
much needed and money had

Informative Meeting
Is Rescheduled For
Next Monday Night
The Gulf Coast Workforce
Development Board ha's
announced final plans for a
meeting to discuss all services
available to those affected by the
Florida Coast Paper Company
mil shutdown.
The meeting, earlier set for
the weekend, has .been resched-
uled for Monday, January 11th
in the Port SL Joe High School
Commons Area, beginning at
7:00 p.m., ET.
Representatives from Gulf
Coast Workforce Center;
Washington Holmes Vocational
Technical Center, Florida Jobs
and Benefits, and represent,
tives from other area agencies
will be on hand to. give an
overview of available services
and to hand out information.

been set aside over the years
(approximately 8500,000) with
which to do the work.
Mayor Johnny Linton told
those present it was a "bad situa-
tion", explaining the mill (Florida
Coast Paper Company) was
responsible for approximately
97% of the contributions toward
the plant's operation and that
they were not paying those contri-
butions now (as required by the
"We can't continue to run
with .thesame- number- of-p-ople:"-.
Linton said.
"Will we have recall rights if
we don't take the city's offer and
go to another job? How will
this affect our current vacation
time earned? .. Where will the
city get the money to operate the
plant without Florida Coast? ...
Why do wastewater treatment
plant employees have to bear the
whole load, rather than spreading
out the sacrifice?"
"Why have we (wastewater
treatment plant employees) been
kept in the dark till now?. .. Who
pays the unemployment? .
Shouldn't someone with more
seniority get more pay under the
city's plan? If things are so
tight, why spend $3,500 on a new
,vehicle lift for the city?"
These were just a few of the
questions employees asked as
they tried to understand how they
were going to be impacted by the
Trying To Hold On
"We're just trying to hold on
and do the best we can with what
we've go to do with we don't
want to lose any- of our people,."
said Commissioner Charles
Tharpe as he explained why the
city had moved forward with the
plans to relocate workers, rather
than lay them off and pay unem-
The city will have to pay the
full portion of unemployment
compensation to workers ($250 to
$275 per worker, each week) who
choose not to accept the city's
offer for alternate work because
they are not required to pay
unemployment compensation to
the state.
But, under the city's alternate
work plan, employees will earn
(See CUTTING on Page 3A)

FCPC Attempting Restructure of Debt

There still is no word on what the fate of Florida
Coast Paper Company's idle Port St. Joe mill might
be, but word from General Manager Ferrel Allen
Tuesday does give some indication as to what
direction owners appear to be headed.
SSmurfit-Stone Container Company and Box
USA, partners in Florida Coast Paper Company,
failed to meet bi-annual interest payments by their
December 31st grace period last week on bonds
valued at over $165 million.
Allen said, "Company officials are currently
looking at opportunities to restructure,"

He said it was too early in the process to give
any indication as to what the outcome might be,
but just as soon as information was available he
would notify the workers and the community..
The Port St. Joe mill has. been idle since August
14th, when worldwide market conditions created a
linerboard glut and subsequent decline in paper
prices forced lay-offs of 465 workers. Since that
time, Stone Container and Jefferson-Smurfit
merged to form Smurfit-Stone Container Company.
Four mill 'shutdowns were announced shortly
after that merger. Because of the partnership

agreement, the shutdown status of the Port St. Joe
plant, and several other questions concerning the
mill, an air of uncertainty has existed within the
Since the mill went into operation in 1938, it
has been the life's blood of the community-direct-
ly employing over 500 workers.
Approximately 550 workers (union and non-
union) are currently laid off from. the mill following
lay-offs of virtually all of the mill's 85 salaried

workers in December.

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Nothing Worse

WHAT A WAY TO WIND UP A YEAR! Not only is our "bread
and butter"-the paper mill-still down, but we get the announce-
ment that Material Transfer is fighting for its life and with it, the
Apalachicola Northern is struggling to stay in operation with the
threatened stoppage of daily coal trains.
But to have the lives of two young girls snuffed out in an auto-
,mobile crash is just too much! These two teenage girls were doing
'nothing wrong-as far as we know they weren't driving recklessly;
:they weren't drinking or taking drugs; they weren't going at an
excessive rate of speed, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
'They were just two girls on their way to take in a movie and hav-
ing a good time.
over and headed into the woods. Their cute little car had turned
into a death trapl
They just failed to negotiate a curve as they approached the
city limits.. and they didn't have their seat belts on!
What a tragic way, to end the Christmas holidays!
What a tragic way to bring an introduction to young adulthood
to -a screeching halt! What a message for both sets of parents to
have to hear.
young children killed or injured in an automobile accident. There
is no more tragic news. It has happened to four different sets of
parents from this vicinity recently. Two were injured terribly, and
now these two killed instantly.
About a month ago, the grandson of the former auditor of the
AN Railroad was sent into a coma from injuries received as the
result of an automobile accident in Tallahassee. The boy's mother
was reared and went to school here.
Local high school student, Samantha Ambrose, was critically
injured in an accident on Highway C-30 almost two months ago,
and is on a long road to recovery, currently undergoing extensive
physical therapy.
OUR SYMPATHIES GO OUT TO all four sets of parents in
their hours of anxiety and tragedy. They really have something to
cause them pain

Town of Champions

OUR BASKETBALL SHARKS HAVE wound up still another
Christmas tournament by taking the championship. It's almost
become routine for the last few years, for them to wind up as the'
team to beat for anyone else to have a chance at being number one
in the sport.
We don't want to give our coach a swollen head, but it has to
be the coaching It couldn't be possible to have a team of boys who,
are the best cage players in the state of Florida, year after year and
in the Panhandle with' such regularity. Of course, winning with
any regularity takes hard work and steady practice by the boys
involved in the sport, but it takes an exceptional coach to convince
them of the goal which cari be achieved if they do work haid aid
WE KNOW HOW BOYS THINK, and it isn't natural for them
to sacrifice doing what they think they want to do and having a
good time for the opportunity to work and struggle and practice
hard and long. It isn't natural for them to sacrifice their time in
order to achieve a higher plane.
It takes sacrifice to win four state championships in five years.
Our boys have done this remarkable feat. Apparently. they are on
the way to earning their fifth championship in six years! That's
quite a morale booster for a town which has suffered the setbacks
our town has suffered this past year. They would have destroyed
a weaker town; 6ne in which its youth'didn't know how to perse-
vere. '
.HOW CAN ANY COMMUNITY FAIL to survive when even its
youth is built of championship material?
Don't forget, the, football team came within two games of win-
ning a championship, tool The same boys all play every sport in a
small school like we have here. They did the same thing last year.
Our kids are competitors
The way our adults are holding out in these difficult times
shows they are made of championship material, too.
One doesn't defeat this type people easily. They have to defeat

Hunker Down With Kes, by Kesley Colbert

iY1K Didn't Ruin Us

Well, there's one thing that can
be said of reaching the year that-
closes out the teens on our AD cal-
endar-we've all learned how to
spell millennium
I can't figure out if there's'
more focus on the one we're end-
ing.. or the one we're fLxing to
embark on but believe me,
we're going to get a belly full .

either way!
We've grown accustomed to
the usual late December/early
January "year In review" that
showers us from every newspaper.
T.V. station, magazine . but
we'd better batten down the hatch-
es for the "century in review" and,
dare I bring It up, the "millennium
in review".
,How do you review a thousand
years of living in a thirty minute
news show or a twenty page maga-
ztne? Are we going to have to vote
on, William Shakespeare over
,Johannes Guttenberg? Will ABC
do a mini-series entitled John
Milton Found? Will Napoleon get

his hand out of his jacket'? How
many times will we see William the
Conqueror wading through that
cold British water?
And you can get ready right
now for the documentary compar-
ing the Magna Carta with the
Declaration of Independence.
Just skipping back over the
last 100 years may be more fodder
than we can digest. I'll make a
"new year's" prediction right here
and now, CNN will start their
Review Of The Twentieth Century
by April.. Larry King will interview
Franklin Roosevelt before
Thanksgiving. And the highly tout-
ed (and. mostly self-promoted)

CNN/USA TODAY pollsters will out
do themselves with survey after
survey on America's best liked
individual, most unforgettable
event, favorite performance.
biggest catastrophic happening,
etc., etc. of the past century .
'Course, as you know, I don't
trust any' of those polls because
they don't ever send 'em out to
normal folks like Bubba and Earl.
o. and me and you!
But all this ballyhoo has got
me to, wondering about what our.
counterparts in January of 999
could have been thinking. I sus-
pect they were sitting around in
their thatched huts wondering
what to call the upcoming year.
Some favored "ten-hundred", oth-
ers "one-thousand", the conserva-
tives liked "nine. ninety-nine plus
one". Everybody agreed those
"zeros" were going to be tricky
'Course, with the news media
being what it was at the outset of
the last millennium, most folks
didn't know they had a Y1K prob-
lem. So naturally they just went
right on about their business with-
out losing any sleep, or hair, or
money you know, if our ances-
tors got along without 60 Minutes.
and Face The Nation:.. .
Our great-grandfathers usher-
ing in 1900 were riding the "era of
. good feeling" brought on by the
Spanish-American War . and
mostly trying to etch out the day to
day living that, even through the
wars and pestilence and pollsters.
we all have to face.
I bet they were watching Johnt
D. Rockefeller count his money .
.. and wishing! Most of 'em had no
clue of what Henry Ford was fixin'
to do to them. And certainly, they
saw no significance in all the bird
watching Orville and Wilber were
doing .outside their tiny bicycle
shop in Dayton.
I'm sure they appreciated the
works of Thomas Edison, but not
like they would in the next century.
Hey, and don't you know they mar-
veled that coast to coast travel was
down' to only five days44-f1 you
could catch the trains just right.
I bet those guys reading Jules
Verne were laughing and making
jokes about man going to the
I wonder If any veterans from
the War of 1812 were still around.
Many CiviL War participants were
still very much in evidence as
they. marched on Washington
demanding pensions that had
been promised but were not forth-
coming ...
: Let's see, if you throw in the
Mexican War, the good folks 'of
1899 were looking back ,on four
pretty serious -conflicts of their
hundred year watch. Today, we
can gander back at World War's .I
and II, 'Korea,: Vietnam,' esert
Storm. .; ."if that ain't prpgressi I
don't know what is.'We've got 'em
in number of folks involved, money
spent, total years, books written,
movies made, lives lost ....

Y2K Is Just A Short Year In The Future Now

... Are We All Ready For It?

MY EYES ARE still watering
from watching all the football
games over the New Year week
end. I still have one to watch on.
Monday night. I watched the
Florida Gators, the Arkafisas
Razorbacks, the Wisconsin:
Wolverines, Georgia Tech Yellow
Jackets, the Green Bay Packers
and several other games.
Now, I have to steel myself to
watch the FSU Seminoles on
Monday night. This little blurb is
being composed on Monday morn-
ing, so the outcome of the game
and the national
championship-is still up in the
air. Florida State will win the
game, I'm sure.
I'm ready to stay up until mid-
night to see the entire game. I'll
probably be like the walking dead
on Tuesday, so I can't put off writ-
ing this little column till then.
Besides, Kes already has his in
and I can't let him beat me to the


. .. by Wesley Ramsey

all the papers and magazines are
beginning to get real antsy over
this Y2K thing? The question is
whether or not the computers will
recognize the "00" in the date col-
umn as "2000" or "1900".
If the computers over the land
automatically read the date as the
year "1900" rather than "2000",
there may be a major glitch in the
computing business. Computer.
repairmen have worked long and
hard during 1998 to erase any
possibility of the machines revert-
ing back to 1900. That would lock
them all up. .. they say.
Well, I see the major problem,

being, how will we get accustomed
to writing "2000" after a century of
writing the digits "19" followed by
two more digits, just like the com-

major transition for we humans to
become accustomed to.
It's hard enough to become
accustomed to writing "1999",
rather than "1998". I can foresee a
major problem with 'programming
all 260-plus million people, all at
one time. There's more of we: peo-
ple to change over than there are
computers. We could have' our-
selves quite a problem, here.

I predict that half the checks
written on January 1,. 2000, will,
be writtenn and dated "January 1.
1999." If only checks with the
proper date written on them are to
be honored, I foresee an avalanche
of returned checks!l
I see that as more of a problem
than the computer thing.
Yoti 5ee, computers weren't
even invented in 1900,'.so the gad-
gets have no-point of reference to
recall or refer to. All It will know to
do is to advance one digit when
the time comes and that one digit
will make it advance to 2000,

I'M NOT OVERLY anxious
about this Y2K thing though. I
guess my not being overly anxious
about this monumental [for oth-
ers] problem is what keeps me
from being a computer whiz. I'm
no 'Bill Gates'!
I hunt and peck on the com-
puter, just like I did on a type-
'writer. :After all these years, I'm

still acclimated to the Linotype
keyboard, rather than the comput-
er. I never can get accustomed' to
the "touch" of the keyboard. Either
I don't mash the keys hard enough
or I. mash them too hard. Some
keyboards will give me a double
letter just by my pausing on the
key for a moment or two; others
On the Linotype keyboard, I
could guarantee that the letters
would continue to assemble just
as long as I would hold the key
down. Too, the "e" key isn't on the
top of the left hand row of keys,
either, and the spacer isn't activat-
ed with a gentle touch of the little
finger on my left hand.

ers knowing when the year "2000"
comes around is nothing com-
pared to having the correct
"knack" with the gadgets to make
them work properly.
I can never be sure I do the
same thing every time I set down

to make them do their thing. If the
correct procedure, isn't followed,
you had just as well toss the gad-
get in the trash can to far as mak-
ing it do what you want it to d6.
I'm not saying I'm afraid of the
machine. That would be silly
because a computer isn't nearly as
large as a Linotype. and I could
make it literally sing!
They're just different!
The old linotype would make
distinctive noises if something was
going wrong with it. It would make
a different noise for everything
that went wrong and I could stop
and fix it.
With the computer, you can
operate it for half a day and not get
a thing out of it. You can set one
thing wrong and it'll mess up a
whole page of type or not give you
any at all.
I'm waiting with bated antici-
pation for the year 2000, just to
see what this darn machine will
think up to do to mel

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Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Second Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL
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A storm front came off
the Gulf of Mexico Saturday
afternoon bringing with it
numerous tornadoes in Bay
County, and several in Gulf
Shown in the adjacent
photos are views of trees
uprooted at the intersection
of Highways 71 and 386,
south of Wewahitchka. The
tornado touched down there,
taking down a tree at the
Top Ten Video, and peeling
back part of the roof of the
01' Cherokee Tavern.

(Sheriff's Beat)

On "Monday, "January 4th,.
Clyde Byrd went on trial for a rob-
bery which occurred in October,
1998 at a lockl convenience store.
Following, a day. of testimony,
by the victims and several other
mwtnesses, the jury found Byrd
guilty of the charge,. His sentenc-
ing is set for January 25th, when
he will faceup to 15 years in
prison for the crime. '
In other 'action last Monday,
Clessie Babbireported';to the Gulf
County Sheriffs Office that dur-,
ing the night an unknown person
wearing a mask. broke in, to his
home and stole approximately
Investigators. Tom. Godwin
and Rita Piercy promptly began,
their investigation, and at approx-
imately 5 p.m; arrested Bryan K.
Blankenship for the robbery.
He was also charged with
wearing a mask during the com-
mission of a felony. At press time,
Blankenship, 29, of Port St. Joe,.
was lodged, in the Gulf County
Jail awaiting first appearance.

Tuesday. December 29th-
Brenda S. Sanford, 52, of Panama
City,: domestic battery: and
William B. Grinslade, 73, of
Wewahitchka, domestic battery.
i Wednesday. December 30th-
Mario F. Larry, 23, of Port St. Joe,
failure to pay fine (Bay County).
Thursday, December' 31st-
Donald Nunnery, 44, ,of
Wewahitchka; violation of proba-
tion (trespassing).
Friday._January 1st-Floyd A.
Babb;, 70, of Port St. Joe, trespass
.and .possession ,of less, than-..20
rgrams-of marijuana; Clarence W.,

S, (From Page 2)
It's almost impossible when
you get to wandering back tnot to
personalize the trip a little,
I 'glance over the past half cen-
tury I viewed and. of course, the
assassination of;John F. Kennedy
comes quickly to mind. it was so
sudden and shocking. But just as
quickly I remember being glued to
the T.y. that July evening in 1969
when Neil.Armstrong .made.Jules
Verne look .like, a, genius.,. ,
But there are plenty of other
Moments that .you may. not
remember that. are. frozen in.,my
idd. In Octoberof. 1964. the ,t.
^, LOuis Cardinals won their first
pennant of my lifetime. I can recall
every pitch dowh the stretch. I can
still see Tim fMcCarver, 'mask off,
circling. under the; high pop foul
.tgiat ended eighteen years of frus-
tration .- ...
I'll never, forget, David" Mark
falling through the ice. Or. Ledn
diving off that bridge. Or Mother
crying. as she picked .the glass and
gravel out of my knees. Or David
Paschall calling me, from the
drundy. Cunt"' J'ail. br gradua-
tiori day. Or looking at, a' ten
hiniute old son through that glass.

'Isn't 'it great that God has
given'us the extraordinary gift to
recall'the past. We can relish'in the
good memories'and'kinda' push 'to
the _back ,the bad ones. We can,
bring 'em back to, life any thing,
any time, any place ....
So we can let CNN and Time
and The History Channel review to
their hearts' content. We can-
watch and enjoy and be enlight-
ened or bored : ... or turn' 'emr off
.. It doesn't matter.
They ain't exactly a necessity.
We've got our own minemories. '
S Kes

C.utting---From Page 1

Hand. 37, of Wewahitchka, tres-
pass: Charles Nunery. Jr., 25, of
Wewahitchka. violation of proba-
tion (t-wo counts of worthless
checks): and Robert E. Lynn, 47,
of Wewahitchka. aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon.
Sunday, January 3rd-Gena
Lynn Maiden. 34, of Parker, viola-
tion of probation (burglary).

SPSJPD Report )
On December 29th. at
approximately 6:45 p.m.. Michael
Dean Ward, 30. of Panama City.
was arrested by Port St. Joe Police
Department Officer James
Stephens. Stephens arrested
Ward on an active warrant for vio-
lation of probation. Ward was on
probation for battery on a preg-
nant woman.
Ward violated his probation
by not remaining confined to his
approved residence, by not per-
forming his required public ser-
vice work (ordered to 300
hours/performed 61.5). and by'
not performing the required time
in the Bay County Jail on week-
: --On'Thursday,-December 31 st.'
just after 4 p.m., Dean Alan
Miller. 34. of Gulf County. was
arrested by Officer Glenn Norris
for driving while license suspend-
ed or revoked.
According to information
received. Miller's vehicle was
stopped for failure to give a turn
signal. Upon stopping the vehicle.
Miller was observed by the officer
moving, from the driver's seat over
to the front passenger seat. Upon
'further investigation, it was deter-
mined that Miller was operating a
motor vehicle with suspended or
revoked license.
Friday. January 1st, shortly
before midnight, Johnny L.
Gainer. 54. of Port St. Joe. was
arrested on an active warrant by
Officer Norris. According to the
information received. Gainer vio-
lated his probation.
January 2nd, at 'about 8:16
a.m.. Dean Alan Miller. 34. of Port
St. Joe, was arrested by Officers
Chris Teeter and Deborah
Holloway for driving while license
suspended or revoked (felony),
two counts of resisting arrest with
violence. and was also charged
with .open container of alcoholic
_beverage while driving.
According. to the report on
file,. Teeter observed Miller dri-
ving, and having prior knowledge
.that Miller's license was suspend-

ed, turned around to investigate.
Upon locating the vehicle, the offi-
cer determined that Miller had left
it and an open container of an
alcoholic beverage was found in
the console.
Officers Teeter and Holloway
established a position from which
the vehicle could be watched. A
short period of time had passed
when Miller was observed again
coming out of a nearby apart-
ment. The officers then completed
their investigation and placed
Miller under arrest.
While attempting to escort
Miller to the patrol car, he resist-
ed arrest with" -iolehce. At that
time, a call to dispatch was made
and Marine Patrol Officer Tony
Lee and Deputy Tim Hightower
arrived and assisted the city
patrol persons.
At about 6 p.m. on Saturday,
January 2nd, Deborah Travis
Bitt, 47, of Blountstown, was
arrested by Sergeant Butch
Arendt for driving while under the
influence and refusal to sign a
According to information on
file. a call was received in refer-
ence to an impaired person at the
E-Z Serve. Upon.arriving at the
store. Sergeant Arendt made con-
tact with the clerk, who directed
him to Ms. Britt. The sergeant
made contact with her, during
which time he determined that
she was impaired due to the con-
sumption of alcoholic beverages.
During this time. Britt was
warned that due to her being
impaired. she was not to drive her
vehicle. Britt cursed Arendt, put
the key in the ignition and started
the vehicle.
At this time, Britt was arrest-
ed for driving under the influence.
Britt refused to consent to a legal
test to determine the alcohol con-
tent of her breath. Britt also
refused to sign the citation issued
to her for driving under the influ-

Reminder "


A member of U.S. Represen-'
tative Allen Boyd's (D-North
Florida) staff will be visiting Port
St. Joe oh the third Friday of
every month o0 that the people of
Gulf County will have the oppor-
tunity to discuss in person issues
which concern them.
A representative of Rep.
Boyd's staff :will- be at the Gulf
County Court, House, in ,the
downstairs conference room, from
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.,, ET,' on
Friday, January 15. .

between $6.80 and $7.90 per
hour (depending on job position
j and seniority) and will continue to
receive full city benefits. If they
choose to collect unemployment,
benefits will not be included.
Mayor Linton told those pre-
sent, "A lot of things are going on
that I can't talk about to help get
the mill operating again."
Commissioners will hold a
workshop at 5:00 p.m. Thursday
afternoon to finalize plans for
transferring the workers and jobs
to the Public Works Department.
Friday will be the last day of
work for the 16 employees at the
wastewater treatment plant.
*Those workers who wish to partic-
ipate in the city plan should
report to work at the,Public Works
Department on Monday morning.
In Other Business
*Heard the first reading of an
ordinance amending the city's
definition of "Public Place".
The ordinance would exclude
leased or managed city property
from being considered a public
*Agreed to a motion by
Commissioner Tharpe to allow
residents of Ward Ridge to tie into
the new water and sewer system.
Residents would still have to pay
the tie-in fee up front, but could
-postpone property assessment
- fees up to three years from now.
Property owners will be sent let-
ters on the new policy from the

*Decided to discontinue the
city's composting plant's opera-
tion and stop charging fines for
failure to properly recycle house-
hold garbage.
Public Works Superintendent
Terrn- McDaniel said most resi-
dents of the city are doing a good
job' with recycling efforts, and as
long as things continue as they
are, he can see no need m contin-
uing to charge the recycling fines
for the time being. He urged resi-
dents to please keep up the good
*McDaniel also announced
that all garbage containers should
be placed on streets and avenues
(not on alleyways), unless the
front of. the residence faces the
alleyway. He said garbage crews
were having to do twice the work
since some residents were putting
garbage containers in alleyways
and some were placing them by,

Fla. Farm Facts
Florida is the world leader in
phosphate rock production, pro-.
ducing approximately 75 percent
of the U.S. phosphate supply and
about 25 percent of the world
supply annually. Of the Florida
rock mined, 90 percent is used to
make fertilizer for the production
of food and fiber. Phosphate was
first discovered in 1881 in Central
Florida along the Peace River.

City Police Begin

Bicycle Helmet

Loaner Program
,Januarv 4th, the Port St. Joe
Police ..Department began its
"Bicycle Helmet Loaner Program".
Bicyclists and passengers under
the age of 16 are required by law
(F.S.S. 316.2065(2)(d) to wear an
approved bicycle helmet.
Individuals observed on bicy-
cles that are on the roadways
(includes sidewalks). that are in
violation of the helmet law will be
stopped. During ,,this time, a
warning will be issued and a bicy-
cle helmet loaned, if available.
The conditions under which
the helmet will be loaned out is as
1 the helmet is provided on a
loan basis only:,.
2. the helmet must be returned in
three, (3) working days;: ,
3. upon returning the helmet, you
.'must' provide proof that a prop-
er helmet was provided for the
person who was warned;
a. failure to comply may result
in further action.'
This program is being initiat-
ed in the hopes that it will help to
prevent any serious injuries as
the result of bicycle related acci-
dents. School zones'will be target-
ed due to thenitamberof students
that use bicycles as transporta-
tion to school.

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Final Plans
' Mr. and Mrs. Richard Duncan
Hall are pleased to announce that
final plans have been made for
the upcoming wedding of their
daughter, Laura Leigh, to Fred
William Thomas, Jr. on January
9. Dr. Ron Hinson will perform a
5:00 p.m. ceremony at the First
Baptist Church of Blakely,
A reception will be held fol-
lowing the ceremony at the Town
and Country Club of Blakely. All
friends and relatives of the couple
are invited to attend.

Optimist's Host Dance
The Optimist Club of. Port St.
Joe will be sponsoring a dance for
school ag children on Saturday,
January 9, from 8:00 to 11:00
p.m., ET, in the Centennial
Building in Port St. Joe. A dona-
tion of $3.00 will be asked at the
door. -

Trtsna.lacnelle Pnluttps
Trisha Lachelle Phillips,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Columbus E. Phillips, has com-
pleted her studies and received
her certificate as a Certified
Bookkeeper from Whiddon
Rogers Education Center in Ft.
Lauderdale, on November ,4,
1998, with a GPA of 3.9.
Trisha has been employed
for the past 4 1/2 years at
WEXY 1520 AM radio station in
Ft. Lauderdale, as Bookkeeper
and On Air Personality. A 1991
graduate of Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr.
High School, and a 1994 gradu-
ate of Bauder College in Ft.
Lauderdale with an A.S. Degree
in Broadcasting, with a .GPA of
3.3. It paid 01/07/98


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AARP Will Meet Jan. 13 at Senior Center The Consulate, Grady

For Initial Meeting Building OpenSat.
Ofl 999_Season Oe

The St. Joe Chapter of the
AARP will hold its first meeting of
1999 at the Stiles Brown Senior
Citizens Center on January 13 at
12:30 p.m., ET. The program will
include a line dancing demonstra-
tion and an invitation to learn
simple steps.
An exercise program is an
essential part of staying fit and
especially important to seniors
who may be tempted to interpret
, retirement as an opportunity to
watch TV. Finger foods and
desserts will be available.
Members are asked to bring a
favorite contribution.
Also included will be a sum-
mary presentation of the large
variety of AARP programs avail-
able to all seniors. In support, the
local chapter maintains an infor-
mation center providing services,
information, and publications for
people 50 and over at the senior
center on Wednesdays and
Thursday, from 1:00 to 5:00
Free assistance in completing
tax returns will be available start-
ing in February. Schedules will be
published later this month.

Parents Who Care
About '99 Seniors
Port St. Joe High School's
Project Graduation 1999 program
is searching for parents of seniors
who are concerned and want to
help a worthy cause-our chil-
The time for graduation is
drawing near in quite a hurry,
and plans need to be finalized for
the safe alcohol and, drug free cel-
ebration of this year's graduates.
Please join those who are
already involved on Monday,
January 11th, at 6:00 p.m. at
Active Styles Beauty Salon, locat-
ed at the intersection of Long
Avenue and Fourth Street in Port
St. Joe.
For more information, you
may call 227-3663. Remember, it's
never to late to show you care

Retired Educators
Will Meet Jan. 11th
The Gulf County Retired
Educators Association will meet
on Monday, January 11, at 11:00
a.m., ET, at the Country Club. An
interesting program has been
S planned. All members are encour-
aged to attend.

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DanaKelli Swatts &
George William Bondur, Jr.

Bondur, Swatts

to Wed in Spring

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Cannon of,
Port St. Joe and Mr. and Mrs.
Higdon Swatts of Panama City,
have the pleasure of announcing.
the engagement and approaching
marriage of their daughter, Dana
Kelli Swatts, to George William
Bondur, Jr. Mr. Bondur is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Romack ,'
of Tallahassee anid Mr. and Mis.
George W. Bondur, Sr. of Panam,aN.
Swatts is, the granddaughter
of Cy Williams and the late
Marion Williams, the late Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph A. Swatts. Sr.. and
has special ties to Lena Ellis and
the late Lewis Ellis.
The groom is the grandson of
Mr. and Mrs. James Bondur and
the late ,Mr. and Mrs. Wade
The bride-elect is a graduate
of Port St. Joe High School and
holds an Associate of Arts degree
from Gulf Coast Community

College. Currently. she is a senior
at Florida State University in
Tallahassee, Florida, pursuing a
bachelor's degree in Marketing
with a minor in Communications.
The groom-elect, a graduate
of Bay High School, holds an
Associate of Arts degree from Gulf
Coast Cbmmunity ,College and is
currently senior atFlorida State.
University, pursuing a bachelor's
degree in Business Management.
He is employed as the assistant
manager of Kay Jewelers in
The wedding is planned for
March 6 at 5:00 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church in Port
St. Joe, Florida. No invitations
will be sent locally, but all friends
and relatives are invited to attend
the wedding and the reception to
be held at the Stiles Brown Gulf
County Community Center imme-
diately following the ceremony.

Mon., 4th 10:30 am-12 pm 'Social Security representative at the Port
St. Joe Senior Citizens Center
Tues., 5th 4:30 pm 'Public Bingo! Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Cash Prizes. $250 jackpot by numbers
(every Tuesday night)
Tues., 121h 1-3 pm -Public Commodity Distribution at the
Washington Improvement Group
Wed.. 13th 12:30 pm 'A.A.R.P. meeting in Port St. Joe Senior
Citizens Cenier
Thur., 14th 12-2 pm 'Public Commodity Distribution at the
Wewahitchka Senior Citizens Center
Fri., 151h 11 am-1 pm *Wewahitchka Chili Sale, $2.50 each
Thur.. 21st 9 am-1 pm 'Representative from FHA will be at the
Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe
Fri., 22nd 9:30 am-1 pm *Beltone representative will be at the Port
St. Joe Senior Citizens Center (All events are
_____ ___time ,one.i


10:30-11 am
5 pm
1-5 pm
11:15 am
11-12 am
2-4:30 pm

*Exercise Classes at Port St. Joe Cenler
*Bingo for the Public-Cash prizes, food...
*A.A R.P. Information/Referral
*Service with Bro. Dave Fernandez
*Church of God Gospel Singers
*Bridge Games

Apalachicola's French and
maritime history will be celebrat-
ed on Saturday, "January 9, with
the grand opening of The
Consulate and the Grady Market
in Apalachicola's historic Grady
While the January 9th grand
opening will last from 4:00 to 7:00
p.m. in the Grady Building, locat-
ed at 76 Water Street, the Grady
Market will be open at 10:00 a.m.
The public is invited to attend the
event, which will be highlighted
by the arrival of the French
Consul aboard the historic 1877
Governor Stone at 4:00 p.m., as
well as music, refreshments, and
hourly drawings of merchandise
from the Grady Market.
This event marks the begin-
ning of a month long grand open-
ing celebration downtown for the
century old historic complex
which once housed a French
Consulate and ships' chandlery.
The grand opening of the two
businesses also represents a
three year restoration effort of the
Grady Building. which is part of
the Grady Complex-nearly an
entire block slated for renovation
back to its turn of the century
appearance. Opening onto both
Water and Commerce Streets, the
Grady Market also features a
gated courtyard and garden
which is dedicated to John and
Henry Grady. the founders of J.E.
Grady and Co., who built the
building at the turn of the centu-
The Grady Market will be
open Monday through Saturday,
from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For
more information, call 653-4099.
Beginning in the early 1800's,
the French always had a signifi-
cant interest ,in Apalachicola
because of its location as a ship-
ping port. The Consulate is so
named because the space housed
the office of a French consulate in
the early 20th century. The gov-
ernment of France maintained the
office to oversee the commercial
interests of French citizens who
shipped timber and other goods
from the port.
The Consulate is Apalach-
icola's newest, riverfront accom-
modations. located upstairs in the

Nikki Rolack
Guess Who's Five?
'^,Nikki Rolack celebrated her
fifth birthday on December 21
with a Rug Rats party at Nathan
Peters Park, with lots of food and'
a host of family and friends. Nikki
is the daughter of Nicholas and
Prenita Rolack and the grand-.:
daughter of Gene and Linda Hill.
and James and Almeta Nickson.

Grady Building. It possesses four
luxury suites, overlooking the
Apalachicola River and the down-
town historic district. Each has a
unique personality of its own.
Three of the suites, the
Ambassador, Consul, and
Attach, are named in reference.
to the French connection to the
building. The fourth, Port
Captain, is named for the. '
American official who shared! the


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am now affiliated with Marline Horne at the Unique Boutique,
and we look forward to filling all your flower and gift needs.We
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"55 Alive" Mature Driving Program

Offered During January to Drivers Over 50 to Polish and Update Skills

Mexico Beach A.A.R.P
Chapter #4325, is sponsoring an
A.A.R.P. "55 Alive"/Mature
Driving Program. The program is
a driver improvement course for
all drivers 50 years of age and
Every driver, age 50 and over,
really should take this course.
There is nothing to lose but a lit-
tie time, with an awful lot to gain.
There are no examinations, no
driving tests and no chance of los-
ing your license.
This, highly effective driver's
refresher course, approved and
encouraged by the state and fed-
eral governments, will- be held at
the Mexico Beach Civic Center,
behind Parker Realty on Monday
and Tuesday, January 11th and
12th, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00
p.m., central timnie.
To cover some of the expens-
es, a fee of $8 per person, prefer-
ably' in the form of a check made:

out,to A.A.R.P., will be collected.
The purpose of the "55
Alive"/Mature Driving Program is
to help senior drivers become
more aware of, and to cope, with
hazards on the road, age-related
physical changes and hazardous
weather driving conditions. It cov-
ers new laws, highway signs and
road markings, and the safety
aspect of driving.
The effects of alcohol and the
danger of alcohol plus medica-
tions will be discussed. as will be
ways to avoid the criminal while
getting into, out of. and while dri-
'ing a car. These are just a few of
the topics covered, plus much
much' more.
Classes will be presented in,
two four-hour sessions over a two
day period, instructed by Dick
McLaughlin, Asst. State
Coordinator. Upon completion of
the course, 'a certificate will be

Wins Christmas Stocking
Ashley Gates, daughter of Jerry Gates, of Wewahitchka, definite-
ly: had her Christmas made brighter when she won this large
Christmas stocking, stuffed with toys. David Rich's IGA of
Wewahitchka gave the stocking away on December 22. Ashley is a
tlird grade student at Wewahitchka.Elementary School.

Consu late --From Page 4

space early In the century.
i Heart pine floors, tin-plated
elevten-foot ceilings, hand crafted
walnut dressers, and original art-
work are found throughout the
Consulate. With few exceptions.
local artists and artisans were
contracted to corhplete the suites'
elegant, yet casual, touches.
All of the suites have full
kitchens, living areas, balconies,
and laundry facilities. All of the
suites accommodate up to four
guests. The Consulate is managed
by Anchor Vacation Properties.
For more information, please call
1-800-624-3964 or visit
Th Grady Market is also
located in the Grady Bu1ding, an
Apalachicola rerfronT landmark
dating back to the 1800's. The
Grady Market features more than
', a dozen boutiques within its
4,500 square foot brick ware-
house with unique merchandise,
including antiques, collectibles
from dealers throughout the
Southeast, clothing jewelry and
gifts. ...
Some of the boutiques estab-
lished in the riverfront complex
feature items from specialty
stores already popular in and
around the: Tallahassee area.
Antiques from Tallahassee's
Yfictoria's and the casual clothing
line popularized by Cotton Etc. .
founder Laura Valentine are fea-
tured. Also included are offerings
from Rain or Shine. which carries
a popular line of Vera Bradley lug-
gage, accessories, and" children's
toys. Antiques and Accents, also'
has a presence in the Grady
markett. .
June Diehl,' developer of
Betton Place and The Haystack in
Tallahassee. is the Grady Market

Post #10069 to Hold
First Meeting of '99
SThe members of the John C.
SGainous VFW Post #10069 and
Ladies Auxili.ry will beL,holding
their first meeting of 1999 oh
Tuesday,,; January 12, at 7:30
p.m, ET. at the post home in
Highland View. ...
They would like to encourage
everyone to start the new year off
on, the right foot: They can use .
everyone's input and help in their
upcoming projects for, the com-
After the meeting, refresh-
ments will be served by Teresa
Lowrey and Ginny Seefeldt, Please
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vated from the grounds around
the building during the three year
restoration process.
Outreach on 12th
Members of the Gulf County
Senior Citizens Association will be
conducting ou-wiaeh' on ,January '
12, beginning at 1:00 p.m.. at the
Washington Improvement Group
during the commodity distribu-
tion. as they continue to reach
people age 60 and over about
their many services

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including a red Irish setter, a full
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Domestic Violence Program in

Gulf County Enters Third Year

Traditionally, New Year's is a
time for renewing old friendships
and making all of those almost
never kept new year's resolutions,
as well as eating blackeyed peas,
hog jowls, and maybe some col-
lard greens and cornbread. As it
enters its third year of service, the
Salvation Army Domestic Violence
and Rape Crisis Program for Gulf
County would like to wish each of
you a very happy, healthy, and
peaceful new year.
Although New Year's is a joy-
ous, fun time for most of the pop-
ulation, not everyone is able to
share in this spirit of happiness
and new beginnings.
For many victims of domestic
violence, January does not signify
a time of new hopes, but rather is
just another stress factor. As the
bills from Decemberi and
Christmas come in, the pressure
mounts. Often, in families where
there is barely enough (or not
enough) money to make it from
week to week, this pressure
builds until it explodes into vio-.
Typically, the period of time
from Thanksgiving until Christ-
mas is fairly quiet for the
Domestic Violence Program,. but
once January comes, the phones
start ringing off tht hook, and the
race is on again to save as many
victims as possible.
It's quite common for the pro-
gram to have to get someone with
several children into a shelter in
the middle of the night. The pro-
gram also frequently receives calls
from the Sheriffs office or the
local hospital.
Gulf County's Domestic
Violence Program is now entering
its third year, and it provides ser-
vices that are genuinely needed.
Although you may not hear many
testimonials from its clients,
because they usually prefer to

I, :

keep everything confidential, this
program has had a very success-
ful first two years.
One of the goals of the pro-
gram is to educate the public
about recognizing the signs of
abuse, as well as the effect it has
on the community as a whole and
the families who have to live with
it on a day to day basis. If this can
be accomplished, then this com-
munity is one step closer to
putting a stop to domestic vio-
As you enter the new year,
vow to make a stand and help put
an end to the domestic violence
that is destroying families. Your
efforts do count; when you take a
stand, you do make a real differ-
If you see or know someone
who is a victim of domestic vio-
lence, don't just turn your head.
Do you best to get them the infor-
mation they need to help them-
selves get out of the situation that
they feel trapped in.
Information is available to the
victim of domestic violence as well
as the concerned citizen. If you
are in a dangerous situation, a 24

Health Council
to Meet on 13th
The Big Bend Health Council
meeting will be held on
Wednesday, January 13. at 2:00
p.m., ET, in the conference room
of the Gadsen County Health
Department in Quncy.
Topics to be discussed
Include access to primary care;
food safety;, Title III project
update; Bay, Franklin, and Gulf
needs assessment update; and
the executive director's report.
The public is invited to attend and
will be given an opportunity to

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hour crisis hotline offers training
counselors who will be available
to speak with you. All information
will be confidential. The crisis line
number is 1-800-252-2597.
The program's office is based
in Wewahitchka and can be
reached at 639-4300 or 639-
3939. Office hours are Monday
through Friday, from 8:30 to
5:00. If there is no one in the
office, please leave a message and
someone will get back in touch
with you.
Vow to do all you can to stop
the violence in 1999...
U.S. Commodity
Distribution in
Wewa and PSJ
U.S. i Department of
Agriculture Surplus commodities
will be distributed to eligible area
residents on January 12 and 14.
The foods will be distributed at
the old Senior Citizen's Building
in Port St. Joe and the Senior
Citizen's Building in Wewahitch:'
ka. _
The distribution in Port St.-
Joe will be on Tuesday. January
12! from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00
p.m., ET, and the distribution In
Wewahitchka will 'be on,
Thursday, January 14', from
12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m., CT.
Recipients must have a cur-
rent commodity card to receive
their commodities. There will be
no registration at the distribution
centers. Anyone who has ques-
. tions concerning their eligibility
or who would like to sign' up
should call 229-9114 or 639,r
5068 or come by the Commodity'
Office in the Gulf Couny
Courthouse prior to these dates.
Wewahitchka residents may
come to the Old Courthouse on
Wednesday, January 13th, from
12:30 to 4:30 p.m., CT to certify,
for commodities.
Any household whose gross
income is not in excess of the
state-established maximum per-,
centage of the poverty line for the
appropriate household size or
who can prove its eligibility for
Food Stamps, Aid to Families with
Dependent Children (AFDC),
Supplemental Security Income
(SSI). or Medicaid is eligible to
receive the USDA foods. -
S Documents accepted as proof
of eligibility include proof of eligi-
bility in the above programs. As
an alternative to providing such
documents, a household may
simply complete an application
giving total household Income.
Rules for acceptance and par-
ticipation in the program are the
same for everyone without regard
to race, color, national origin, age,
sex, or handicap.
FIP License and
Vehicle Checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection check-
points from January 8th through'
14th on SR-71 near CR-275, SR-
22 near the Bay County line, and
SR-71 near Trailer City.
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equipment.
Iln addition, attention will be
directed to drivers who would vio-
late the driver license laws of
The patrol has found these
,checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection of all

Gulf School001

District Gets

$120,000 Grant

For Reading

School Superintendant Jerry
Kelley received notification that
the Gulf School District's applica-
tion for funds under the Reading
Proficiencies' Initiative has been
recommended for approval. The
district will receive $120,000 for
teacher, training, reading materi-
als, software, and workshops for
The three goals of this grant
are to improve the reading perfor-
mance of minority students, pro-
vide across the content staff
development in reading instruc-
tion. and involve parents and the
conununity in helping children
become more successful readers.
The writing of this grant was
a collaborative effort between all
of the schools. Members of the
team were Bill Truby, Lori Price,
Paula Clements, Margaret Ellmer,
Pat Lowery, Charlotte Willis,
Catherine Barfield, and Sara Joe


Federation to


Next Tuesday

The Florida Fishermen's
Federation (FFF) cordially invites
the public to a 'Net
Demonstration" on January 12,
from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., at VWolley
Park on Dickerson Bay in
Coffee and donuts will1 be
served from 9 to 11,. aind several
net exhibits will be on display in
order to better Inform the public.
At 1 1:00 a.m., members of
the FFF will deploy a rectangular
net less than 500 square feet,
described to be legal under Article
10, Section 16 of the Florida
Constitution and 370.093 Florida
Statute. Fishermen who have
been given citations for using gear
less than 500 square feet will be
there to explain their side of the
issue .

Did You Know?
The Federal Trade
Commission is warning con-
sumers to be on the look-out for
ads and solicitations that claim
that the Individual Retirement
Arrangements (IRAs) being offered
are "IRS-Approved" or "IRA-
Approved." The government says
these ads are misleading because
the IRS does not approve invest-
ments for IRAs.
For information about setting
up, contributing to, and deduc-
tions for an IRA, call 1-800-TAX-
3676 and. ask for the free IRS
Publication 590, "Individual
Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)."

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Open a Child
Care Business
If you need money to start
your own child care business.
Early Childhood Services, Inc..
(ECS) may be able to help you.
The Florida Children's Forum.
through ECS, has developed an
inititiative to assist you in launch-
ing a family child care home busi-
ness or help 'existing providers
and child care centers with quali-
ty improvements.
Support services include
technical assistance and mini-
grants or business loans. This
ECS initiative is targeted to the
following counties: Bay, Calhoun,
Franikin, Gulf. Holmes, Jackson,
and Washington counties.
For application, please attend
the "Caring For Kids" information
meeting at Early Childhood
Services, Inc., 450 Jenks Avenue,
Panama City, FL, 32401. on
January 14th. 1999 from 6:00 to
9:00 p.m.
SFor 'more' information call;
Early Childhood Services, Inc. at
'(850) 872-7550 or 1-800-768-

Gulf Rifle Club
Meeting on 10th
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
its monthly business meeting on
Thursday evening, January 10,
starting at 6:30. More members
need to take an active role in the
operation of the club and maifte-
nance of the range. Range
improvements for 1999 and need-
ed trailer repairs will be on* the
All members were sent renew-
al notices within the past week. If
you have not received a notice,
please contact Roger Brown at
763-3302. Brown is handling
membership renewals and new
membership requests.
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
two separate pistol matches, a .22
RF bullseye match and a hunter
pistol metallic silhouette, match,
on Saturday morning, January
12. :
The bullseye match will start
at 9:30. It will consist of 90 shots
fired at bullseye targets placed at
25 yards from the firing line. The
match is divided into three stages
(slow fire, timed 4ire, and rapid
fire), with 30 shots fired in each
stage. Most any .22 RF handgun
may be used in this match.
The silhouette match will fol-
low the completion of the bullseye
match. This match will consist of
40 shots fired at metal targets
placed at 40, 50, 75. and 100
yards from the firing line. Suitable
handgun calibers for this match
would include .22 RF, .22
Magnum. .38 Special, .357
Magnum, and .44 Magnum.
Last Saturday morning, the
Rifle Club held their monthly hi-
power rille and smallbore rifle
metallic silhouette matches. Even
with the threat of severe weather,
the matches were well attended,
and everyone had an enjoyable
day of shooting.
At the end of the smallbore
rifle match, two shooters,
Houston Whitfield and Skeeter
Strickland. were tied for first
place with 30 targets each.
Whitfield won the tie breaker by
downing four out, of five turkeys.
Strickland had to, settle for second
place. Calvin Dean was a close
third with 29 targets.
The hi-power match was won
by Whitfield with 11 targets.
Robert Branch and John Fadio
were tied for second, place with
seven targets each. Branch won
the tie breaker to claim second,
place. and Fadio placed third.

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Panhandle bg Classes are scheduled to Gulf Coast Community College, 6:30 p.m.
begin Thursday, January 7, at according to Dr. Linda Adair, vice The Gulf/Franklin Center
by Gene Childs president of instructional ser- will hold late registration on
;. ." ^, Florida Outdoor Writers' Association s.- f.e Acs vices. January 7th and 8th from 8a' 0
TeOpen Access ws Late registration and a.m. until 7 p.m., ET, and
The wind was howling and (nine miles out or farther) with a drop/add will be held January January 11th to 13th from 10
he waves washed out our plans 15 Inch minimum size; state O Compnu ers 7th and 8th-Thursday from 7.30 a.m. until 7 p.m., ET.
or a nearshore fishing trip on the waters have the same four fish a.m. until 6:30 p.m. and Friday, All fees must be paid on the 1
Gulf to scout out a few spots for per person with a 16 inch limit. A a *-l l N T 7:30 a.m until 6 p.m.-and on same day thatstudents register. If
he upcoming reopening of red Grouper is still 20 inch minimum Available NOW January 11th to 13th from 7:30 financial aid documents have not I
napper fishing. Instead, we and five per person. Most any a.m. until 6:30 p.m. been processed by the time of reg- ..
dnted to send a day in the rela- nearshore structure in 40 to 60 An open computer lab with u ti --6:p benn istratione students mav in ouir in

tive calm of Wetappo Creek.
While off-loading the boat, a
.local Florida Marine Patrol Officer
checked our licenses and equip-
ment, and shared some welcomed
tips on what was biting on the
Wetappo. .
During the conversation,
questions about the new regula-
tions for snapper, licenses for fish
caught in a tidal creek, and limits
and sizes for these fish made it
apparent 'that both anglers and
officers are often left in the dark
by the agencies that control these
The hunting and fishing, for
the Panhandlet area has finally
reached its winter mode and has
become a bit more predictable.
Deer hunting has continued to
improve as cold weather has
moved into the area. Bucks are
beginning to enter their pre-rut
stage and are moving more dur-
i ing daylight hours. Some nice
eight- and 10-point bucks have
been harvested recently, and
hunters have reported spotting
some real wall-hanging trophies.
Duck hunting on Wimico has
improved as cold weather pushes
more birds south. Creeks and
inland ponds: still hold an unusu-
al number of woodducks. Jack
Winmgate reports Seminole's duck
himting is excellent after a very
slow start because of low water
conditions. Wingate says lots'of
new' ducks hit the' lake this past
week including canvas backs,
pintails, gadwals, and a pile of.
new ringnecks. Some new geese
have also arrived.
Of the three best bets for fish-
ing, the first would have to be the,
inshore red snapper and grouper
fishing. The January 1st re-open-
ing for red snapper presented a
few changes: the limit is now four
fish per person in federal waters

computer access will begin next
Tuesday, January 12, in the Port'
St. Joe High School computer lab.
The lab will be open on Tuesday
and Thursday evenings from six
to nine.
Everyone in the community is
encouraged to take advantage of
this opportunity, both students
and the public. There will be peo-
ple on hand to assist those who
need help in logging onto the
internet, conducting job searches,
Mill workers and others who
have been affected by lay-offs are
especially encouraged to take
advantage of this opportunity to
find out what's available in the job
market in other areas.

feet of water will hold these fish.
The second best bet would be
the tidal creeks and the
Intracoastal. The speckled trout,
redfish, and striped bass have
moved in with the colder weather.
Deeper bends in the creeks,
structure, sloughs, or points all
seem to be holding fish right now.
Live shrimp under a popping cork
will catch them all. Jigs with
curly-tailed grubs tipped with
shrimp are also catching their fair
share. To keep the stripers you
must have a fresh water license.
Cold weather, cold water, cold
hands = hot crappie fishing. The
specs are biting minnows best
and are holding tight to struc-
ture. Jigs, if used, should be
fished very slowly and vertically if
Some ,Dead Lakes bass
anglers are having good luck in
the same spots using Pig-N-Jigs.
These are pitched into thick cover
and jigged very slowly. The hits
are coming: on the drops after
bumping limbs and other under-
water structure.
When we pulled the boat out
of the Wetappo. it was nearly
dark. We had caught a mixed bag
of tidal fish: trout, redfish, and
striped bass. Most of the trout
were undersized, but colder
weather will solve that problem.
The number of fish was astound-
ing. ,
On a follow-up trip, in some
spots It was a fish every cast. As
we bumped our .way out on a
sandy, deserted road in the dark,
one question still lingered. It's a
new year with a new Congress, a
new governor, and a new legisla-
ture.: Maybe in 1999 they can
help shed a little more light on
the rules and regulations that
govern Florida's greatest

Robert Ramer
Robert Etheridge Ramer, of
Wewahitchka, 'died Sunday,
January 3, in a Panama City hos-
He was a retired painter at
International Paper Company,
retiring after 32 years of service.
He served in the U.S. Navy during
World War II. He had been a resi-
dent of Wewahitchka since 1975,
moving there from Panama City.
He was a member of the Dalkeith
Baptist Church and the Quarter
Century Club of International
Paper Company.
He is survived by his wife.
Dulan Bishop Ramer of
Wewahitchka; two sons, Pete
Ramer of Wewahitchka and Mally
Ray Ramer and his wife, Frances,
of Panama City; three daughters
and sons-in-law, Willie .May and
Charles Ward of Callaway, Nora
and Preston Gibbs of
Wewahitchka, and Lynette and
Herman Bullock of Callaway; one
brother, lax'well Ramer of Parker;
12 grandchildren; and 10 great-
Funeral services were held on
Wednesday, January 6, at 1:00
p.m. in the Wilson Funeral Home
Chapel, with Rev. John Clenney
and Rev. Edward Barley officiat-
ing. Interment was in the Jehu
Cemetery in Wewahitchka.
All services were handled by
Wilson Funeral Home.

Late registration an u
drop/add will also continue at the,
Tyndall Education Center on
January 7th and Jan. 11th
through 13th from 10 a.m. until

UPIU Meeting
The regular monthly meeting
of the United Papermakers
International Union Local #379
has been rescheduled to be held
on the second Tuesday of the
month-January 12th. You are
urged to attend and be informed
6f ongoing efforts to assist each
union member in this difficult

mine if you should itemize deduc-
tions or take the standard deduc-
tion. You may use the following
guide. You should consider item-
izing your deductions if they
exceed the following standard
deductions for 1998:
*Married filing jointly .....$7,100
*Single ...... . $4,250
*Head of Household. .. 6.250
*Married filing separately $3,550.,
Remember itemizable deduc-.
tions include certain medical
expenses, property taxes, certain
interest expense, charitable con-
tributions, and, certain miscella-
neous deductions. The' exemption
amount you may claim for each
eligible family member increased
to $2,700 for 1998.
For the best tax relief, con-
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Bonus Dividend

With the continued support and participation of
our members, 1998 was a productive and
successful year for TFCU. In appreciation, the
Board of Directors has declared a Bonus
Dividend of 1% for the last quarter of 1998.



Member Eligibility

The year 1998 has now past.
The income has been earned, and
the expenses have been paid. It is
now time to begin gathering the
information you will need to doc-
ument income and deductions for
your 1998 tax return.
Examine your mail closely to
make sure you do not discard
important information you may
need. Be on the lookout for any
1099 forms, year-end statements
from financial institutions indi-
cating interest paid or interest
earned and, of course, W-2 forms
from employers worked for during
the year.
Remember also that unem-
ployment benefits received are
taxable income and those docu-
ments should be maintained.
Each' year you should re-
i examine your situation to deter-

Jobs Listed with Chamber of Commerce
Gulf County Chamber'of Commerce has been notified by that a com-
pan'y .as 30 general labor positions with long term .assignments, 6-8
-"el,-some-(, e t.tf-V$8er hour, .5-10 hour'days. Interviewirg
will be Friday"af 10O:O'a.m. Picture l.D., social, security card, 2 work
references and drug test. required.

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Hurricane Georges or those unemployed due to layoff. For information
please call 1-800-311-3685, ext. 3285, ask for Betty.
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rounding area ore still trying to help Gulf County citizens. If you have
any questions, please call your Chamber.

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extra intangible ingredient that does not appear in writing.
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Wednesday, December 30
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
cruised through the Eighth
Annual Gulf County Classic and,
handed Marlanna an 81-52 loss':
in the championship game last
Wednesday night.
The #1 ranked Tiger Sharks,
also Class 2A defending state
champions, jumped out to a 43-
28 halftime lead, and outscored
the Bulldogs 38-24 in the second
half of play.
Port St. Joe was led on
offense by James Daniels, tourna-
ment MVP, who scored 21 points.
Three other Tiger Sharks scored
in double digits-Kedrick Larry
scored 15 points: Mosi Quinn fol-
lowed with 12 points' and Kyron
Bailey chipped In I11I points.
With this win. Port St. Joe
extended their winning streak to
10 games for a 10-1 record on the'
ST. JOE (81) S. Chambers 3. R.
: Chamber 8, Quinn 12, Danlels 2 I1. K.
Larry 15, Jenkins 4. L. Larry 3,

Smallwood 1. Lewis 3. Bailey I 1.
MARIANNA (52) Hodge 4. Holden
5, Davis 6. Williams 5. Kombrinck 2.
Smith 14, Daniels 16.
The Gulf County Classic All-
Tournament Team included
James Daniels (MVP), Most
Quinn, and Rod Chambers from

Lady Sharks
Lose Close One
Tuesday, January 5
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
dropped to 8-4 on the season with
Tuesday's 44-41 loss to Freeport.
Port St. Joe Jumped out to a 24-20
first half lead, but were outscored
24-17 in the second half.
Courtney Lenrox led the Lady
Sharks with 10 points. Nelkole
Royster followed with nine points.
and Bonnie Belin chipped in eight
for Port St. Joe.
"We were coming off a two
week layover from Christmas
break to face a good Freeport
team," said Head Coach Jim
Belin. ,
"Our defense was pretty good,
but our offense just couldn't get it
going. I was very pleased with the
turnout, probably the biggest
crowd for girls' basketball that I
can remember."
ST. JOE 14 10 6 11 41
FREEPORT 8 12 12 12 44
ST. JOE (41) -Lenox 10, Royster 9.
Belin 8, M. Johison 2. Gant 4.
Towner 6. L. Johnson 2
FREEPORT (44) Steirs 25, Gregg
10, Dutton 3, Carter 2, Gomillon 2,
Chambless 2.

Gators Drop One
Tuesday, January 5
The Wewahitchka Gators
dropped to 0-2 in District 3-2A
play and 1-12 on the'season with
Tuesday night's 21 point loss (58-
37) to Blountstown.
Pete Tauntonled the Gators
with 11 points.

Mark Your Calendar
for Dixie Registration!
The Port St. Joe Dixie
Baseball League officers have an-
nounced that registration for the
1999 season will be held on two
consecutive days-Friday, Jan-
uary 22nd from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.,
and on Saturday, January 23rd
from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Watch for
further details to be given in
upcoming issues of The Star.

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Port St. Joe: Brandon Jones from
Wewahitchka: Gary Mays from
Jefferson County; Larry Dortly
from Lake City Columbia; Chris
Smith and Julian Daniels from
Marianna; Matt Simmons from
'Bay High; Ryan Miller from
Jacksonville Providence; and Joey
Jenkins from Rutherford.

Dixie Baseball

Coaches to Meet
The' Port St. Joe Dixie
Baseball League officers have set
a coaches' meeting to discuss the
upcoming season. The meeting,
will be held next Tuesday,
January 12th. beginning at 7:00
p.m., at the Stac House on Eighth
Street in Port St. Joe.
If you were a coach in any of
*these leagues during the. 1998
season, or want to begin coaching
In the upcoming season, please
plan to attend this very important

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Jan 8 .at Biountstown
Jan. 9 Tallahnssee Florida high
Jan. 12 . at Wewanitcnha
Jan. 15. .. .... .Apaachicola
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Jan. 7 7... .;. at Rutherfora
Jan 8 ......... Bay igh
Jan. 12 . ... Bourinttown
Jan. 14 . . Mo5sey
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Jan. 8 ... at BiountstoLvr,
Jan. 9 :. Florida High
Jan 12 at tWewahitch a
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Jan 9 at Carrabelle
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P.T. Barnum,, the famous
circus mogul once said, "You
can fool some of the people
some of the time, but you can't
fool all of the people all of the
time." I know of at least one
person you can't fool at all-'
your orthodontist.
Some patients try to con-
jure up fairy tales about faith-
fully wearing their, headgear,
removable appliance, or rub-
berbands when they really
You can't fool your teeth
either. If you fail to follow the
orthodontist's instructions, your
teeth won't move as expected.
All the orthodontist has to do is
to look into your mouth to know
just what has been going on

since your last visit.
Actually, it's rather silly to
try to fool. the orthodontist-or'
yourself--and fail to follow
instructions, because it's YOUR
teeth that are being straight-
ened. You don't want to go
through life with a bad bite and
misaligned teeth.
Also, the better you coop-
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will be finished. Let's face it,
the work is being done for
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1998-99 Varsity Tiger Sharks-Front row, from left: Mosi Quinn. Seneca Chambers. Dexter Gant, Rod
Chambers, and Lance Larry. back row, from left: Travis Jenkins, Kedrick Larr', Kyron Bailey, James Daniels.
Tremaine Lewis, and Clay Smallwood.


"Florida Forests Forever" Campaign Gets Gold Circle Award

Wins High Honors for Excellence in Communications Campaign In Public Relations Category

The Flofida Forestry
Association recently won the sec-
ond highest honor in awards com-


Income Tax

Volunteers are now needed
for the VITA program. Through
the VITA program, the Internal
Revenue Service (IRS) provides
free income tax assistance to
many people.
As a trained volunteer you
can help prepare basic tax
returns for people having special
needs, including those who can-
not afford paid preparers, those:
with disabilities, senior citizens,
and others that have difficulty
with their returns. This free tax
help will be available at several
convenient locations.
If you are interested in help-
ing other people prepare their
1998 Income Tax Returns, or
wish to know more about the pro-
gram, call the IRS voice mail at
785-5515 and leave your name
and phone number. The VITA
^ coordinator will contact you.
The locations, dates and
times for training are as follows:
eGulf Coast Community
College, January 19th, 20th, and
21st from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tyndall Air Force Base,
Officers Club, January 11th
through 13th from 8:30 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. I

petition in the 1998 Gold Circle
Awards. The Gold Circle Awards
are sponsored annually by the
American Society of Association
Executives (ASAF) to recognize
excellence in communications.
Winning an award of achieve-
ment in the public relations cam-
paign category, the association
was recognized for its highly-suc-
cessful "Florida Forests Forever"
Working in partnership with
the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services, the campaign center-
piece is a computer based educa-
tional CD-ROM designed to help
build trust and confidence in the
forest industry and to demons
state how proper forest manage-
ment can balance the competing
needs to protect the environment
while producing over 5,000 useful
daily products made from trees.
A showvan, complete with 12
interactive computer stations,
donated by Motorola Corporation,
showcases the CD-ROM. The
showvan will have visited middle
schools in 50 of Florida's 67 coun-
ties by year's end. All Florida mid-
dle school media centers have
also received a complimentary
In addition, a series of four
public service announcements
were produced and have been
broadcasted throughout the year
on cable television stations
through a partnership with the
Florida Cable 'Television
Association. Outdoor billboards
have appeared in 59 areas across
the state thanks to the Florida

Outdoor Advertising Association.
"We are elated to receive this
national recognition," says Jeff
Doran, Executive Vice President
of the Florida Forestry
"'Florida Forests Forever' has

truly put forestry on the Florida
map and now with this award the
nation knows about the value and
vitality of Florida's best managed
natural resource. Receiving the
Gold Circle Award is not only a
great honor, but further validates

how public and private partners
can work together to combine
resources for the public good,"
Doran concludes.
For 21 years, the Gold Circle
Awards program has given annu-
al recognition to the best associa-
tion public relations works

achieved by association execu-
tives. The awards are objectively
judged and scored by a panel of
qualified peers. The 1998 compe-
tition attracted over 200 entries in
22 categories.



Sweazy Graduates Green Completed

from Basic Enlisted Navy Basic Training

Submarine Course
.Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class
Nicholas T.,Sweazy. a 1997 grad-
uate of Port St. Joe High School,
recently graduated from the Basic
Enlisted Submarine Course at the
Naval Submarine School in
Groton, Connecticut.
During the five-week couii-se.
Sweazy learned the basic theory.
construction, and operation of
nuclear-powered submarines.
Sweazy also learned shipboard
organization. damage control, and
*! submarine safety and escape pro-
SSweazy participated in
hands-on training with reality
simulators, practicing firefighting
and flood control on board a sub-
marine. Sweazy also learned
about a submarine's basic
hydraulic, water and air systems,
and practiced escaping from a
simulated sinking submarine.
With nearly 50 percent of the
Navy's ships and submarines
deployed at any given time,
Sweazy will spend roughly a quar-
ter of his first enlistment at sea.
As a graduate of the Basic
Enlisted Submarine Course,
Sweazy demonstrates his tremen-:
dous ability to excel in an elite
underwater force. Whether
assigned to ships, squadrons or
shore commands around the
world, men and women like
Sweazy are making a difference as
they work to improve their knowl-
edge and skill as part of the most
highly technical naval force in
He joined the Navy in August

Navy Seaman Apprentice
Kevin L. Green, son of Elmer L.
and Frances A. Green of Port St.
Joe. recently completed U.S. Navy
basic training at Recruit Training
Command, Great Lakes. Illinois.
During the eight-week pro-
gram. Green completed a variety
of training which included class-
room study and practical instruc-
Lion on naval customs, first aid,
fire fighting, water safety and sur-
vival, and shipboard and aircraft
safety. An emphasis is also placed
on physical fitness.
Green and other recruits also
received instruction on the Navy's
core values-honor, courage and-
commitment-and how to apply
them in their military perfor-
mance and personal conduct.
Green joins 55,000 men and
women who will enter the Navy
this year from all over the coun-
.try. :
Men and women train togeth-
er from their first day in the Navy
just as they do aboard ships and
at shore commands around the
world. To reinforce the team con-
cept, Green and other recruits
also were trained in preventing
sexual harassment and ensuring
equal opportunity.
Even as the naval service gets
smaller over the next few years,
highly motivated young people
like Green are still finding an
opportunity to improve their
knowledge and education as they%
become part of the most highly
technical naval force in history.
This year alone, the Navy will
have more than 57,000 job open-
ings and opportunities which
include guaranteed training.

Yummy Thanks!
This season the children in the Kids Promise Program at St.
James Episcopal Church wanted to thank our police force for
making our community a safer place. The children shown above
with director Becky Newsome are Stephanie Watson, Victoria
Hightower, Emily Sandhu, Cherish Jacobs, and Evan Brumbaugh.
These girls baked a lot of cookies tp wish our police department
a merry Christmas and a very safe New Year. May God bless you
and your families as you continuejo serve.

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"Resist the Devil and
he will flee from nyou."
James -4:7

P tHEN A NEW YEAR DAWNS, we likely will
think of making a few resolutions to try and do
different than we did the last year. If we are Christians
(Children of the Heavenly Father), our resolve most times
should be to try and be closer to the likeness of our
Saviour. Especially if we are able to see a Spiritual-
weakness anywhere along our recent pathway.
When I became a Christian in 1924, I expected to live
free from any taint of sin. But I soon discovered I would
never be able to reach that pinnacle of perfection.
After I married. I learned that my sweet wife, Lucille,
had arrived at that same disappointing discovery.
We tried to live right but gave up on being a Christian.
A wise young preacher showed me the Way and set me
free from Satan's deception. That's why it is so important
that we study His Word, and KNOW God's Truth.
First John is a letter from God to His "little children".
He tells us that we are still sinners, but saved. He points
out that He wants us to not sin, but if we do slip up and
sin, we have an advocate with TheFather, Jesus Christ,
the righteous; and He is the propitiation for our sins. The
word "Advocate" means someone who pleads for us, such
as a lawyer in a court of law. The word propitiationn"
means He has paid the full price for our redemption. and is
continually interceding for us, day and night, before the
Heavenly Father.- (I John 2:1-2)
Hebrews 8:12 tells us, "He will not remember our sins
and iniquities any more."
In verse 9 of chapter 3, God tells us that "Whoever is
bornof God does not sin." The verse from Hebrews above
tells us what He means by that. God knows whether we are
really born again, and He knows if we are trying to live
right. It is as though His children do not sin, for Jesus
atones for us, and God sees it as though we did not sin. No
Christian WILFULLY sins. When a child of God does sin. it
troubles them. God tells us in Verse 20 of chaper 3, I John
"If our heart condemns us, God is greater than our hearts".
And in verse 13 of Chapter 5, "These things are written
to you who believe on the name of the Son of God, that you
may KNOW that you have ETERNAL LIFE,"
Jesus is the Hope of The World. Let's you and I resolve
to do our best to follow Him during this year of 1999.

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311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
.... Sunday School 9:45 am. ednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00 pm
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessif is rhe man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647.5026 -

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 Worship ... .. 11:00 aim.
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 Church
1 .1 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

SEarly 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

"Black and White Affair" at A.M.E. Memorial Service With Sincere Thanks

The Women's Missionary
Society of New Bethel AME
Church invites you to attend their
annual "Black and White Affair."
The members promise you an
evening which you will enjoy and
long remember. Come looking for-
ward to great entertainment and a
delicious meal.
Tickets are available from any
missionary ladies of New Bethel
AME Church.
The event will take place at
7:00 p.m., ET, on Saturday,
January 9, at the Stiles Brown '
Senior Citizens Center, located on
Highway 71 North Port St. Joe.

Choir Anniversary
at New Bethel AME
The New Bethel AME Gospel
Church Choir will celebrate its
third anniversary on Sunday,
January 17, at 5:00 p.m. The pro-
gram will feature local and out of
town guests. Everyone is invited
to come out and share in this cel-
ebration. The church is located at
the corner of Avenue C and
Highwaty 98 In Port St. Joe. Rev.
Calvin Griffin, Sr. is the pastor.

Steadfast Love

Oliver F. Taylor
Visitation Minister, First
United Methodist Church

In Isaiah 54:10, we find,
"For the mountains may
depart and the hills be
removed, but my steadfast
lo6e shall not depart from
you, and my covenant of
peace shall not be removed,
says the Lord, who has
compassion on you."
I was reflecting on
"Hurricane Mitch" when I
recalled this scripture. In
this area of Central America

the mountains and hills were destroyed by mud
slides which killed tens of thousands and'
destroyed homes and property. Seeing this on tele-
vision brought sorrow to my heart.
Nothing stands forever on this earth. We need
the God of eternity for our strength in perilous
times. Our faith in God is what sustains. Jobs and
employment in our area has become challenging.
We have to trust in God's steadfast love.

There's a Poinsettia

To Suit Everyone

When, poinsettias arrived on
the U.S. Christmas scene as stage
decor for holiday television spe-
cials in the 1950's and 1960's,
there was red and only red. ,
Now, four decades later, there
are about 100 varieties of poinset-
tias and almost as many colors
and variations, says University of
Florida horticulturist Jim Barrett.
Until recently, red poinsettias
accounted for 90 percent of sales
in Florida. But pinks, mauves,
whites and variegated types are
gaining ground, and now red's
share of the market has dropped
to 75 percent of poinsettia sales..
This year poinsettia breeders
have really been busy. even intro-
ducing a poinsettia called Winter
Rose that has curled bracts that
resemble roses. All told, there are
almost three dozen more varieties
than last, year. '
"It's incredible," Barrett said.
"We have 34 we are evaluating :
this year that are brand new that
people have not seen before:
Breeders are introducing new
varieties so quickly that it is
impossible for growers to evaluate
them and determine which are ;
best for the general public."
That's where UF poinsettia
specialists in Gainesville and at
the Gulf Coast Research and
Education Center in Bradenton
entef the picture. The specialists
annually evaluate new releases to
determine how the plants will fare
in Florida's climate. :
With about half of the poin-
settias available developed in just ;
the last four years, the need for
evaluation, has skyrocketed,
Barrett said. In fact, UF has
joined with Purdue University and
North Carolina State University to
: perform uniform poinsettia trials
in three different U.S. climates. ,
"The large. number of new
poinsettia cultivars and the
importance of the poinsettia to

the floriculture industry provides
a unique opportunity and the
need for such a trial,"" said
Barrett, a researcher in UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultural
The evaluations by UF poin-
settia specialists are important
because not all varieties will fare
* well once at home with a con-
sumer.' n'the uiiface, the plants
are easy to evaluate: Are the col-
ors deep and true, and is the
foliage full? But other considera-
tions come into play: Are the
branches strong, and will the
foliage resist bruising during
"In the poinsettia trials, we let
growers know which newcomers
to look at more closely," Barrett
said. "Sometimes, a variety that's
easy for the grower to grow won't
perform well after being shipped
and then taken home from a
The varieties developed since
1990 are a better buy and will
hold up better in a consumer's
home, Barrett said. The leaves
will stay on, and the bracts will
stay bright through the holiday
Breeders can't seem to resist
developing new colors, and many
consumers, trying to color-coordi-
nate with an ivory sofa or peach-
toned wallpaper, like them, too.
"Red is an important color,
since pbinsettlas are a Christmas
plant. But the new colors and
variations add quite abit of diver-
sity to what's available for the
general public. There are more
options than have been tradition-
ally available: different shades of
reds, variegated leaves, different
pinks, more decorator-type col-
ors," he said.
And if you think retailers, tree
farmers and toymakers like
Christmas, consider the Joy with
which poinsettia growers regard
the holiday.

There will be a memorial
service for Bessie Lou Grantham
Cosgrove at the Dalkeith Baptist"
Church in Wewahitchka on
Friday, January 8, at 2:00 p.m.,
CT, conducted by Rev. John
Clenney. After the service, the
family will be at the home of Mary
Horton, at 4778 Highway 71 in
Honeyville, south of

Thanks for Help
The Department of Children
and Families would like to thank
all those in the community, who
supported the "Wish Upon A Star"
Christmas program this. year.
With your help, 160 children and
seniors were given Christmas gifts
through this program. Thanks
also to George Duren for display-
ing the tree in the Piggly Wiggly.

Thank You
The Chester family wants, to
thank each and every one of you
for your support at the passing of
our mother, Ernestine Peters
Chester, who passed away on
December 9, 1998. May God bless
each of you.
Nancy, Pearl, and Ben, Jr.

I and my family wish to
express our sincerest thanks for
each person who generously gave
toward our assistance during this
time of the loss of my sister, Linda.
M. Simon of Toledo, )hlo.
The witness of )our love and
concern will remain in the hearts.
of many forever. May God bless
each one of you one hundred fold
for your generosity.
Clayton, Brenda,
and Christina Russell
Ira and Clara Allen, Don and
Kenny Simon, Robert Allen, and
Dan Allen and Family

Note of Thanks
.MLy husband and I would like
to express our sincere thanks and
appreciation to. Dr. Ivers for the
care extended' to ,my husband
during his recent illness. We
wouldd also like to thank Dr. Ivers'
staff for their, tireless efforts and
tender loving care which was so
important to his recovery.
Again, many thanks.
Lewis and Mary L. Hanna

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

The Church of Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Sunday School .... .. . ... 9 a.m. CDT
Worship Service . .. ................ ... .10 a.m. CDT
Sunday Evening Worship .... .... ,. 5 p.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study ........... . 7 p.m. 'CDT

Come'and Be Blessed!
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School. .................................. .. ..........10 a.m.
M morning Service .........................1....................... 11 m.
Tuesday Bible Study ........................................ 7 p.m.
Thursday Praise & W orship ..................................... 7p.m.

S" Sixteenth Street
508 Sixteenth Street ',2-27-1756 t. .
S ,. ; 1-- ` ., j *o a
Sunday Worship ........ 10 a.m.
Adult School ........ 11 a.m.
*Sunday School
*Young Children
*Nursery Available
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron Highway 71/ Cecil Costin sr. Blvd.

S, yFirst Baptist ChUrchl
Allen Welbor.n.. Buddy Caswell
Pastor. Minister of/'usic & Youth
Sunday School ............. .. .. . 9:45 am
Worship Service :.'....... .... .11:00 am:
'-Disciple Training .. . ... . 6:00 pm
Evening Worship' ... .............. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ............ 7:00 pm

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


Port St. Joe


Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School .. .... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service . .'. 11:00 a.m.
Evening, Service. . .. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ... 7:00 p.m.
. ....... .. .


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


Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome

Long Avenue
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. 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 friendly place to worship!

n First Baptist Church
:,Ii+ a MexicoBeach Jim Davis, Pastor
s000"1' Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
'4 ~is Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)'
An SrOvtc Wednesday Adult Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
Please note, all times central
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Call 229-8310
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Constitution and Monument
ort St. Joe

Sunday School . . 9:45 a.m.' Methodist Youth
Morning Worship ...... ll:00 a.m. : ellowship, . 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
(850) 227-1724. 'Wednesday Choir Prctice ... 7:30 p.m.

Rev. Jesse Evans

Robert E. Downs, Jr.
Choir Director

Grace Baptist Churc
Come Celebrate this Loi'd's Day With Us!
Upstairs First Union Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at to a.m. and 5 p.m.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Studyi 227-2583
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801 20th Street



Red Cross Will Be Sponsoring Local Blood Drive January 11-Give the Gift of Life, Give Blood
On January 11, local resi- possible-the gift of life. The on January llth, from 8:00 a.m. Everyone in the community take part in one of these blood contact Leigh Simmons, Donor
dents will have an opportunity to American Red Cross will be spqn- until 1:00 p.m., ET, at Port St. Joe who is able to participate is urged drives. Resources Representative, at
give someone the greatest gift scoring a community blood drive High ,Schpol. Everyone who gives to do so. Donating blood saves For more information, please (850) 819-1396.
a 0an a --All --un.- i li l then lif of a, family

Bernice Sherwood
Bernice R. Sherwood, 97, a
three year resident of Gulf Aire,
St. Joe Beach, 'affectionately
known as "Miss Bernice", passed
away Wednesday; December 16 at
Bay Medical Center.
Born in Sandy Point,
Shelburne, Nova Scotia, the
daughter of a lobster fisherman,
Bernice moved to Massachusetts

Bennye Lee
Bennye Lee. 51, of
Wewahitchka, :passed away on
January 2 due to serious illness.
She was a native of Wewahitchka
and lived her. life. just -as she
wanted. She made her own rules

olb od4111 receive% fr e t-shirt. All
blood types are:needeql, especially
O and B lypes.

member or someone you love or
even yourself. Give the gift, of life;

as a young teenager. Returning to
Halifax, Nova Scotia, following
school, she was working in a
,pharmacy during World; ..ar I
when the great Halifax Disaster
occurred: an ammunition ship
exploded in 'the harbor, killing
hundreds as it destri-oyed much'of
th e city. '. .
She returned' to the United
'States where she studied nursilig
and earned' her credentials as a
registered nurse at Wesson
Memorial Hospital in Springfield,
Massachusetts. She practiced
nursing for over fifty years in to
her eighties ,at .such well known
institutions as Massachusetts
General, aswVell as a school nurse
so she could stay home near her
children,; and subsequently as--
private nurse. "

uc was a joy to mauny. Her stories while nursing 'in
She was the daughter of the New York City include those of the
late Fern Whitchard Edwards and Mafia ruling the streets' where she
Burl Grinslade of Wewahitchka. lived and ivorked and survival in
Survivors include an only the Boston area during the Great
laughter, Fern Lovone Kirkland Depression. She was a resident of
(Coot) of Marianna; four grand- the same home -built by her hus,
children, Vernon, Brandy, David, band in Middleton, Massachu-
and Teri; two brothers and sis- setts, for over 70 years before
ters-in-law. Bill drinslade, and moving to Florida to be ,lear fam-
wife,. Barbara, and: Rocky ily. ,'. .
Grinslade and wife,'Beverly, all of Bernice was active .in
Winter Haven; one' sister arid "' Democratic politics both in local
brother-in-law, Brenda Sanford committees and state' conven-
and husband, Danny, of Panama tions. She was .also a political
City; one half sister and brother- appointee for Governor Dukakis:
in-law, Carolyn Grinslade and She was'active in-charitable agen-
husband, George Raymond .Gray, cies and, was a member of the
of Wewahitchka; eight nieces and Episcopalian Church.
nephews; and 11 great-nieces and Mrs. Sherwood was preceded
nephews She is also survived by in death by her husband, Herbert
her special friend and companion M., Sherwood, and infant son,
Henry Sinard, as well as many Robert Ronald. She is survived by
close friends. her two, daughters. MarciaS. Low
Graveside funeral services and husband, Curtis, 'of St. Joe
Were held at Jehu Cemetery on Beach' and Janet Wheatley and
Monday, January 4, at 1:00 p.m., husband, Robert; of Middleton: by
CT, with her uncle, Rev. Claude two granddaughters ; in
Grinslade of Lakeland officiating, Massachusetts, Pamela and
with'interment following. Laura: and by a sister Vera Locke
She was laid to 'rest beside .of Shelburne, Nova Scotia, as well
her mother, the. late Fern as by. numerous nieces, and
Whitchard, and her son. She has nephews.
finally found the happiness she so Following cremation, Mrs.
much deserved. Sherwood was interred in the
All services were under, the family plot at Oakdale Cemetery
direction of the Comforter Funeral in Middleton. All arrangements
Home,. Wewahitchka Branch were handled by Southerland
Chapel. Funeral Home.
Because she loved children,
Russell Spencer......... anyone ,wishing to remember
Sta-. '"Bernice may donate in her liame
'Rtlssel- "D'aniwopd Spencer,;. -tb the MaIke-'A-Wish-:Fodndation.
bbrn in Penns\lvanla on February 880 N. Orange Ave, Suite 200,
4, 1936, passed away on Orlando, FL 32801.
December 29. He had lived in St.
Joe for the past year,, coming here Alma M. Coffman
from Palm Beach County, after
retiring from Spencer Title Alma Marie Coffman, age 88,
Service. He resided in South departed this earth on Saturday,
Florida for 38 years. December 26th at the Sunrise
He served in the U.S. Air Care Facility in Port St. Joe. The
Force and graduated from the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Floyd
University ef Miami.! He was a ...Bostick; she was raised in south -
member of, the University of ,'; ern Ohio, where sh; 'and several
Miami Alumni, the Knights of'' siblings provided musib for their
Columbus, and the Port St. Joe father's ministries.
Country Club. A' : .'"Alma ,married Roland
He leaves, ti cherish his memn-' Coffman ifi n:1937, moving to
Iory a loving, devoted wife, Darlene Newark, .Ohio,. where they
Spencer of Port St. Joe; daugh-: .'remained until relocating in St.
ters, Debbi and Robert Geiger of. ,Joe Beach ii 1992, ".ith' their
Chipley, Patricia.Spencer, Pamela daughter. During most of their
and Garry Perrin of Port St. Jpe,., Ohio. years, the couple share
and Dina Youngblood of their musical. talents with their
Casselberry; a son, Daryl Spencer home church, C. E. Memorial
of West :Palnrf Beach: and-seven' '-United. 'Methbodst. ',as directoif,
grandchildren in Port St.Joe. ..accompanist, etc .....
He is also survived by a Surviving are. her husband of
brother, Charles Spencer; sisters. ..61 yeqrs, Roland Coffman (now of
June Scliock and Rosalie Sunrise Care Center); two daugh-
Whitner;, all of Pennsylvania: and ters.' Ruth Cummings; of'St. Joe
several cousins, nieces, and,. 'Beach, -and Rose Marie'Weimer of
nephews.... North Fort Myegrs;,eig't grandchil-
A memorial mass was given in dren; numerous great-grandchi1-
his honor on Saturday, January- dren,;' and three great-great
2, at St. Joseph's Catholic grandchildren.
Church in Port St. Joe. The fami- There will, be rio' local ser-
ly. requests that in lieu of gifts or W vices; burial will 'be at Cedar HilI
. flowers, donations be made to the Cemetery in Newark, Ohio. where
local chapter of the ,American: the 'graves of ihe. 1ri-laVks are
Cancer Society. .. located. ,


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Renee Anthony is shown MAliceann Donaldson, adminis-
here receiving her award from trator of the nursing center.

sunrise Care (,' '1994. She goes about her work
S u, AS C'aIre .-in a quiet no-nonsense kind of
way. She is kind and'gentle to all
CenterNanies who meet her.
i. i,. -' '- The honored employee
ItS ,lEm ployee. -'. received $50, a reserved parking
.... -, .,,. space at the center, and free
of; ih VW '' Y "* llunches in November, as the
O h e : e result of being elected "Employee
Renee Anthony, a housekeep- of the Month" (for October).
er at Sunrise of Bay St. Joseph As employee of the year, Ms.
Care Center, has been chosen by -Anthony has been awarded- a
the 'staff of the' facility as ', $100 prize. All the employees and
"Employee of the Year". residents at the center congratu-
Renee has been employed by late .her on' this achievement of
the nursing home since February i service. ,



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On November 24, 1998, the

Gulf County 'Board of County
Commissioners voted to change

the starting time, for their regular
meetings. Effective January 12,

1999, all regular meetings will
begin at 7:00 p.m., E.T. Meetings

are held on the 2ind and 4th

Tuesday of each month.

2tc, December 31, 1998 ard January 7, 1999.

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By: Carolyn Rish, Principal
1999 started at Port St. Joe
Middle School with five new stu-
dents three seventh graders
and two eighth graders. Welcome
aboard Victor, Vincent, Chris,
Jesse, and Daniel. We are happy
to have each of you as a part of
our school family.
Congratulations are in order
for our "Students of the 'Week".
They are Pharen Frazier and
Megan Todd in sixth grade;
,Stephen Tarantino In seventh
grade; and Chrystal Dawson in
eighth grade. Keep up the good
Improved attendance is one of
our school Improvement goals for
this school year. In addition to
recognizing and rewarding perfect
and exemplary attendance at our
end of year awards ceremony. we
Xare recognizing those who have
perfect attendance each nine
The following sixth graders
had perfect attendance during the
second nine weeks which ran
from October 15 through
December 18: Randolph Branson,
Ryan Craig, Garrett Garland,
Shon Harrison, Jeremy Hart,
Heather Henriderson, Sherie
Higgins. Charlie Johnson, Chad
Lucas, Jarrod McArdle, Rodney
McGee. Robert Miniaci. Kayla
Moore, Danielle Myrick. Jessica'
Pace. Michael Padgett. Jessica
Plair, and Ashley Short.
Congratulations on being in
school every day for nine weeks!
We will run the names of seventh
and eighth graders with perfect
attendance over the next two
January will be a busy month
at Port St. Joe Middle School.
Eighth graders in particular will
be challenged with their final

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preparations for the state writing
assessment, Florida Writes! and
the FCAT, the, Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test.'
Florida Writes! will be admin-
istered on January 20, followed
by FCAT on February 2-3. These
are the most important tests that
students take during their middle
school years. Our teachers and
students have been working hard
to prepare for both these tests
and expectations are high.
Other events that are sched-
uled for January include:
/ January 8 boys basketball
in Blountstown at 5:30
/ January 9 ...... boys basketball
at home vs. Florida High at
5:00 '
/ January 12 ... boys basketball
in Wewa at 5:00
/ Januaryl3 ..... report cards
sent home
/ January18...... holiday, No
/Januaryl9 ....i. boys basketball,
at home vs. Wewa at 5:00
/January 20 ...; gold cards dis-
/ January 25 a... boys basketball:
at home vs. Chipley Roulhac at
5:00 and 6:00
/ January 28 .... boys basketball-
at home vs. .Quincy Carter-
Parramore at, 5:30 and 6:30
/January 29 .... boys basketball
at home vs. Blountstown at
Finally, parents an students
are reminded that tutoring is
available for language arts on.
Monday and Wednesday In Room,
104 at 2:45. Math tutoring is in
room I I I on Tuesday and
Thursday at the same time. Take
advantage of this free service if
you need assistance.

H.i Pi z r7L- ? 7. ,-ff tr,= A-

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from Highland View Elementary School

Welcome Back Everyone .
This past year of 1998 has flown
by lots of learning has taken
place over the past semester and
we're looking to have lots more
where that came from
Students and teachers and staff
and volunteers working together
to make a great "Hurricane" pro-
duce the kinds of learning that is
a need for living and working in
today's society.
This semester will welcome in
the likes of Florida Writes. FCAT's
and Terra Novas: Odessy of the
Mind. reading programs, more
cultural experiences provided by
Arizona Chemical, and other stu-
dent-teacher made experiences.

Dates To 'Remember .
January 8th-World Literacy Day;
January 13th-Report cards go
home; January 15th-Recog-
nition Day (9:00 a.m., ET);
January 18th-Martin Luther
King, Jr. (holiday); January
20th--Florida Writes (fourth
graders); January 24th-National
School Nurse Day: January
25th-Storyteller Pat Nease; and
, February 2nd-3rd-FCAT. read-
Ing and math (fourth and fifth).
Reading Program For
1999 Students in the third
and fourth.grades embarked on a
different style reading program
when they returned for the sec-
ond semester of, school. Two
groups of all students in grades
three and four will be taught by
three teachers and an aide-Mrs.
Willis, Mrs. Likely, Mrs. Plair and
Mrs. Thomas.
Our goal is to help students
increase their reading levels and"
improve on their ,' individual
scores. The staff and students will
use many different methods and
creativity to enhance the potential
that each person possesses.'
This will also be reinforced by



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the use of our Accelerated
Reading Program already in exis-
tence. Students who can read feel
more successful Those who
don't like to read feel a low self-
;esteem, and usually are totally
frustrated with anything academ-
January 8 is World
Literacy Day '... ., If you are a
person who can't read or doesn't
like to read because of a. bad
experience in school, please thirik
- about it. You can learn to read.
You may get help by calling your
public library (Paula Boone) or
your school adult education cen-
Yo-Yo Day Thank You's
The Yo-Yo Day FCAT and contest
proceedings were a huge success!
Many thanks go to Sandra Brock,
Renda Aylmer, and Mrs. Sweazy
(librarian); and to all our teachers
who let the students meet to write
FCAT materials and who let stu-
dents come Into their rooms to
allow them to teach the history
and meaning and to demonstrate
or perform experiments with
Also to Miss Kim who
. designed '\and typed the certifi-
cates for each performer and to
Lynn Bennett who designed the
ice cream coupon donated by the
PTO to 'each participant; and to
our judges, Ray Likely. Keslev
Colbert, and' Sheriff Frank
Thanks to "Treasures By The
Sea" who donated some of the
prizes and to others who donated
prizes; to Mrs. Likely (principal)
and. Jewell 'Hopper for demon-
strating some of their own yo-yo
skills tq the students; and to the'
parents who came to enjoy just
Other "Thank You's" ..
for the last week before Christmas'
holidays include all the parents
and volunteers who helped with
school parties, activities; "Empty
Cookie Jar" donors which went to
the school board office, and then
was donated with a larger amount
for the needs of the community;
and Santa Claus and a clown who
appeared on Friday.. thanks for
the candy from Santal
Last, but not least, as we.
have already thanked them .
but, again, thanks to the Gulf
County Correctional' Institute
and the Gulf Forestry Camp and
all who made and gave the lower
elementary students a wooden
toy gift.

The second semester had a
"cool" beginning with tempera-
tures in the upper, twenties.
Everyone returned to school bun-
dled up and thankful for warm
Monday, the teachers had a
work day to get grades ready, and
also heard a presentation by
Doug Kent about what the Gulf
County Health Department offers
the residents of Gulf County..
Report cards will go home

News Column
faith Christian School
Thursday, January 7th. These
evaluations will reflect the stu-
dents' hard work and progress for'
the first 18 weeks of school and
'will also point ,out areas where
study is needed. It's time to begin
a new semester with determina-'
tion to accomplish even more.

It is with regret that we
announce the retirement of Joy
Richards, our third grade
teacher-our only third grade
teacher. "Miss Joy" has been with

U"Wewahitchka Elementary

School News ..

Si By Linda Whitfield

Off To A Great Start
Despite record low tempera-
tures, WES got off to a really good
start on January 4 with staff
returning and the following day
with the students returning.
Several new students enrolled
and we look forward to getting to
know them.
Melanie & Hal's Best
Christmas Ever
All of us at WES are "bursting
with joy" because Melanie and Hal
Hitiote are also "bursting with
joy"! Their newly adopted son,
Ethan David Hinote, was born on
December 23 and the proud par-
ents brought him home on
Christmas Day! The handsome
brown haired boy weighed over
eight pounds and charms every-
one he meets. .
Faculty and staff presented
Melanie and Ethan with a baby
shower on Monday -morning.,,-
Other special guests were P-.an&,I
Mrs. Htiote. Sr.. from Port Stjoe'
Baby Ethan received many lovely
Kids Say The Funniest Things
As he and his mother Sherron



Classroom Pictures
Friday. January 8, is the
deadline to purchase classroom ,
pictures for S10.00. 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 hot be held on
Monday. January 18, due to
'Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birth-
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 j
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.

Faith Christian School since
August of 1977, which was the
year we added third grade. She
holds the school record of being
the only teacher who had perfect
attendance, for an entire school
Many students have passed
through her classroom and many
received Christ as Savior under
her sound Bible teaching. Nobody
get out of her third grade class
without mastering all the multi-
plication and dision tables. Her
students will always remember,
the study of Pilgrim's Progress by
John Bunyan which was her
favorite part of the reading' cur-
riculum each year.
"Miss, Joy's" third graders
were always excited aboutilearn-
Ing as they mirrored her enthusi-
asm. She truly has the gift of

teaching and the gift of evange-
lism. We shall dearly miss ourjoy-,
ful "Miss Joy"l :
We are happy to announce
that the Lord had Mable Stone
Hodges standing by to take Mrs.
Richards' place. Mrs. Hodges has-
beeh teaching part-time in the
class since November. and is
ready to begin full time.
We are thankful to have a
replacement of such ability and
experience. Mrs. Hodges has her
Master's degree in education and
has taught many years m the
classroom, and has home-
schooled her children. We hearulv
welcome her to the staff of Faith
Please continue to pray with
us for our school and our town in
the year 1999. Our best wishes to
our readers for a peaceful and
prosperous new year.

From the Principal of


High School

by Larry A. Mathes

Miller drove down Main Street in
Wewahitchka, Matthew said,
Mama the First Baptist Church
sign says they're doing the 'can-
can'" (Cantata!)

Monday at Bib B Restaurant
in Wewahitchka, I (Linda
Whitfield) saw two of my students,
Brent Walker and Cody Raffield.
When I remarked that "since it
was so cold, we might have a cup
of cocoa in the morning"; Cody
said, "I'll bring the Firestone
cups." (He meant styrofoam!)

Ian Rice Is The "Student Of,
The Week"
Ian Rice, the seven year old
son of Keven and Caroline Rice, is
Tracy Bowers' choice for "Student
Of The Week". He likes to play
football and playstation. When he
grows up. he would like to be a
' football player because he likes
foptbalfa lot! At s6hbol he'likes to
Splay with his friend. 'Chase. and'
at home his little brother, Sean.
Some of his favorites are:
t.v.-Nickelodeon; color-green;
and song, "Take Me There". Ian
said this about himself. "Since
I've moved here, I've made a lot of
new friends and I like my teacher
Miss Tracy Bowers."
Miss Bowers says. "Ian is a
good student; he is well-man-
nered, and always uses positive
actions." lan will receive, a free
pizza from Will McLemore at the
,Dixie Dandy.
Science Fair
Joe Walker would like to,
thank all who helped out with the
1998 Science Fair. It was a huge
success. Below is a list of the win-
Overall Winners: first, E.S.
1. Sarah Lawrence: second, L.S.'
#1. Brandy Little; and third, P.S.
#8. Zach Barnes.

Life Science: first, Brandy
Little; second, Jade Gaskin; third,
Nathan Grimes; and honorable
mention, Mitchell Udel, Courtney
Wood,. Courtney Martin, and
Eugene Allen.
,Physical Science: first, Zach,
Barnes; second. Carla Whitfield;
third. Tiffany Laird; and honor-
able mention, Anthony Messer,
Steven Peak, and Lauren Pierola.
Earth Science: first, Sarah
*Lawrence; second, Kody Bidwell;
third. Daryll Knee; and honorable
mention. Shelletta Fisher. Jeffrey
Semmes, and Holly Gray.

Gulf County Schools
'Lunch Menu
JANUARY 11 15, 1999

MON- Hamburger on Bun,
_Tater Tots, Orarige, Snicker-
doodle, and Milk.
TUES- Vegetable Soup,
Grilled Cheese Sandwich,
Crackers, Peaches, Chocolate
Pudding, and Milk.
WEDS- Double Tacos, Corn,
Lettuce, Tomato, Pears, Jelly,
Italian Bread, and Milk.
THIURS- Salisbury Steak/
Gravy, Baked Potato, Green
Beans, Grapes, Roll, Jelly, and
FRI- Cheese Pizza, Tossed
Salad, Pears, Bread Sticks,
Dressing, and Milk.


I've always been amazed at,
how many students are actually
waiting to get back into school
after a. long holiday. Of course, I
think, they've just missed, the
socializing, not the classwork! .
But, in spite of the coldest
weather thus far, most students
and staff managed to make it
back in one piece! Now on to the
third nine weeks. Students have
received new ,schedules,. some
have already tried to get them
changed, but all in all things went
One thing that doesn't change
is the number of basketball
games available for you to see.
Our varsity boys and girls are
struggling, working hard and
playing hard, but paying the
penalty of lack of size and lack of
Each game is'a step toward
.,, the future for both squads as they,
continue to improve. See the boys
at home on January 9th, 12th.
and 16th, and the girls on
January 7th, 9th, and 19th. They
need your support to show you
appreciate how hard they play!
Florida Writes, where our
eighth and tenth graders demon-
strate their writing abilities, is
scheduled for January 20th.
We've been working hard prepar-
ing-now you hope students will
take the tests seriously and try
their best.
It would be great If we can
duplicate our HSCT performance
this year, where 97% of those tak-
ing it passed the math and 95%
passed the communications. That'
will be tough to beat, buit we willI
certainly try! The same goes for
the FCAT exams, upcoming early
February, but let's take one step

at a time.

Politics shouldn't play a part .
Sin education but it obviously.
does. since policies originate both
at the federal and the state level
that control or limit most things
,that happen in school. In fact.
many things dictated by the feds
and the state have contributed to
the, state of unhappiness with
public education.
Those responsible have a sim-
ple solution-blame the teacher.
administrators and the schools
for the poor performance. then
pass some more legislation to cor-
rect the problem.
The new Governor. Jeb Bush.
and his Lt. Governor. Frank
Brogan. have both spoken out
supporting charter schools and
vouchers. Charter schools are
allowed to waive many of the state
requirements to encourage suc-
Vouchers 'would- use public
tax dollars to allow some students
to attend private schools, reduc-
ing the funds public schools need
to operate and provide the endless
array of legislated programs,
required. Maybe I'm the only one
who sees a problem with either of
these two approaches to -improv- -
ing public education", although I
;doubt it, .
Or maybe, as the politicians
who promote these improvements
might claim, those of us who dis-
agree with them are just not
smart enough to understand.
Meanwhile, Wewahitchka
:High School' will continue to try to
provide a good, solid basic educa-
:tion for those who are willing to
try to ,learn, regardless of the
obstacles. Have a great (if some-
twhat chilly) weekly

Local Realtors Are

Honored at Dinner

The Realtor Association of
Franklin and Southern Gulf
Counties held their Awards
Dinner on December 9, honoring
the top producers in three cate-
gories of real estate sales. The 140
member association has achieved,
a record setting $54,000,000 plus
volume of sales in 1998. with a.
total of 361 transactions. This fig-
ure represents nearly $150,000 in
sales a day.'

The Realtor of the Year Award
was given to Jack Prophater,
Prudential Resort Realty of St.
George Island.
Top producers, by volume,
were: 1. Marilyn Bean, Century
21 Collins Realty; 2. Mary
Isenberg, Century 21; and '3.
Helen Spohrer, Prudential, S.G.I.

Top producers, by number of
sales, were: 1. Donna Spears,
Prudential, St. Joe Bay;, 2. Ruth
Schoelles, Prudential, Apalachi-
cola; and 3. Margaret Fletcher,
Anchor Realty.

Top producers, in commercial
sales, were: 1. Helen Spohrer,
Prudential, S.G.I; 2. Mark Brown,
Anchor; and 3. Ruth Schoelles.
The newly elected officers for
the, association :. are Jack
Prophater, president; Patricia

Harry Plumblee, outgoing
president of the association,
awards Donna Spears with the
designation as the Top, Producer
by # of Sales.

Raap, vice president; Cora Russ,
secretary; and Jerry Thompson,
treasurer. The directors for 1999
are Mason Bean, Mark Brown,
Shaun-Donahoe, Mary Isenberg.
,Harry Plumblee, Jay Rish, and
Donna Spears.

I~t- ,- .


III IIr itI t',q


7 p.m. EST at Old Port Theatre in Port
St. Joe. Wade Clarc Auctions,
10% Buyer's Premium. AB1239, AU 1737 AU1743

'86 Chevy lwb, 1/2 ton pickup, 350 4
barrel, auto trans, a/c, p/s, p/b,
$3,500. 227-5349. tfc 1/7
Citizens Federal Savings Bank of Port
St. Joe, 401 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456, (850) 227-1416
will be accepting bids from January 5,
1999 through January 14, 1999 on the
1993 Chevrolet Silverado Fleetside pick-
up truck, V-6, a/c, power, windows,
door lock, cruise, tilt, am/fin cassette.
Citizens Federal Savings Bank of Port
St. Joe reserves the right to reject any
and all bids. 2tc 1/7

17 ft. Boston Whaler, center console
with 1996 V88 hp Johnson outboard.
Only 20 hrs. on engine. Asking $4,450.
Call 229-6427. 4tc 12/31
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, $450. 24' pontoon
trailer, $600. 647-3452. tfc 1/7

2 and 3 bedroom apartments and town-
houses in Port St. Joe. Very nice, W/D
hookups. $500-$595 month. Contact
Prudential Resort Realty, 227-2000.
S tc 1/7
Small two bedroom trailer for rent. Call
227-1318 after 5 p.m. 2tc 1/7

2 bdrm., 1 bath duplex, excellent neigh-
borhood, extra clean, $450 a month,
$150 deposit. Call 647-3298, leave mes-
sage or 227-1156 and ask for LaDonna.
2tp 12/31
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc 1/7
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. 1 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 Realty at 850-648-5777 for more
information.. tfc 1/7
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport &
laundry rm.,
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &.
refrig.. washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra 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.
tfc 1/7
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. tf, c 1/7
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. tic 9/25

Office space for rent adja-
cent to Citizens Federal -
$500 per mo., plus utilities.
410 Long Ave., Port St. Joe,
Florida 850-227-7413.
tfc 1/7

YARD SALE: Sat., Jan. 9, 7 CT. Follow
signs at 36th St. In Mexico Beach. Large
and small kids toys, hats and clothes,
household stuff, marine radios, fishing
stuff. Ya'll come.
Yard Sale: Jan,. 9, several families, 409
Bonita St., Highland View. Lots of mis-
cellaneous items, 9:00 until. No early
sales. ltc 1/7
Yard Sale: Saturday, Jan. 9, 8 a.m. to
12. 1st Pentecostal Holiness Church,
2001 Garrison Ave.. Itc 1/7
Indoor/Outdoor Moving Yard Sale.
Saturday, Jan. 9, 708 Long Ave., 8:00'
a.m. until.

Bay St. Joseph Care Center. 220 9th
St.. Port St. Joe, Fla. Dietary positions
available: cook, aide, dishwasher. Apply
at facility. Salary negotiable, due to
experience. Itc 1/7.
a5 4 aoSaw 1.t n T 7S4c a /

Tor us.
H&R Block needs tax preparers in
Port St. Joe and Panama City. We
employ more than 50,000 tax preparers
nationwide 'and are always looking for
more. We offer comprehensive, step-by-
ilep training'and 'lex,ble class times to fit
your schedule In a mattiler of weeks,
you, II be ready to begin earning money
as a tax preparer. Our training gets
results; we hie many of our own gradu-
ates. Sign up nowl.

For more information, call
850-785-0482 in Panama City.
'Compleon of the courses is neither on offer not o guorntee of
employment. 0 1998 H&R Block Tax Ser.ices, Inc.

Marquis Home Health, Immediate open-
ing for CNA/HHA in the Port St. Joe
office. Applicant must be currently cer-
tified as .a nursing assistant in the state
of Florida with a minimum of 20 hours
of HHA training and have a current CPR
card. We are a E.O.E. with a Drug Free
Workplace. Contact Amy Miller, RN,
DON at 229-6566. 2tc 1/7
Need licensed salesperson, experience
in south Gulf County preferred. Call
Tom at Tom Todd Realty, 227-1501.
ffc, 1/7
Reputable construction co., custom
home builders, looking for long term
employees for work in Walton Co. Paid
vacations, 401k, health insurance.
Looking for people to relocate if they are
right person for the job. Call 850-267-
2898 to schedule interview. References
helpful. 4tc 1/7
Permanent part-time collection experl-.
ence required. 10-15 hours a week.
starting after 1-15-99. Good hourly
wage,. Call 648-9555. 4tp 1/7

CONSTRUCTION -, foremen, heavy
equipment operators. laborers needed.:
Excellent benefits. Long term opportu-
nities. Drug Testing. EOE. Construction
Dept. P. O. Box 59117, Panama City, FL
324,12-0117. 6tc 12/9
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


PLAN OPERATOR (trainee). IPosition
432213). The Florida Dept. of
Corrections has an immediate vacancy
for a Water-Wastewater treatment oper-
ator at Gulf Correctional Institution
located in Wewahitchka. Qualified
applicants should have a minimum of
three (3) years experience and a Class C
or above water and Class C or above
wastewater license. WILL CONSIDER
will require weekend and holiday cover-
age. Competitive salary ($819.04 to
$1280.50 bi-weekly) and excellent
fringe benefits. Interested applicants
should submit a State of Florida
Application to Gulf Correctional
Institution. 500 Ike 'Steele Road,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465. Attention:
Personnel, or call (850) 639-1160 for
more information. Applicant deadline,
close of business 6 January 1999. An
Equal Opportunity Employer.
2tc 1/7,

Panasonic microwave, $65; couch and
chair pastel color, $125 obo. Call 647-
8085. Itc 1/7
New couch. $275; love,seat, $250. Call
227-1280 after 6:00 p.m.;
Refrigerator for sale; good cond. Call
229-1048. 2tc 1/7
or door accents, borders. Call Erin at
229-6323 for information or quote.

$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 1/

Steel buildings, new, must sell
30x40x12 was $10,200 now $6,990; 40
x 60x12 was $16,400 now $9,990;'.50x
100x16 was $27,590 now $19,990;
60x200x16 was $58,760 now $39,990.
1-800-406-5126. Itp 1/7
After Christmas Closeouti Factory
Clearance! Arch Steel Buildings 20x24,
25x30, 30x40. Financing Available.
Great for backyard shops and garages.'
Call ASAP 1-800-341-7007. 2tp 1/7
Have better air in your home or busi-
ness. Alpine Air purifiers, regular $599,
on sale $399. For more information call
648-8883. 2tc 12/31
Rings, Necklaces, Knives, Radio/
Stereo, Bicycles, Tools, Layaways
available. Buy Sell Trade. PAWN
SHOPPE, 212 3rd St., 227-PAWN
tfc 1/7
One Story & Clark piano, a contempo-
rary console, like new, 37.5" high, $895.
You move. Call 227-2019. tfc 1/7
AVON serving Tyndall, the beaches and
Port St. Joe. Susan. 647-3651. tfc 1/7

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

1983 Fami mobile home, 3 bdrm., 1 1/2
bath, well maintained. Call 229-8167
after 5 p.m. $9,500. 4tc 12/24
1998 mobile home, 16x80, 3 bd/2 ba.,
equity and assume payment of $150
month. Call 648-9562. tfc 1/7

12x65' mobile home, cheap, needs
repair. 647-5106. tfc 1/7

Two 3 BRf/2BA unfurnished houses for
long term rental. Several furnished
units available for'Winter. ntital. Call
Crystal Sands Realty, 648-4400. ltc
Single or couple, one bedroom fur-
* nished apartment, rent by week. Call
Ken at 647-5770. 2tp 1/7

Mobile home for rent at beach.
2BR/1BA, $325 monthly, $200 deposit.
References required, no utilities, no
pets. Call 227-7372. 2tp 1/7
House for rent: 3 rbdrm., 1 ba., cen.
h&a, ceiling fans. Call Phil at 227-7449.
tfc 1/7,
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
One 2 bedroom Lrailer at Overstreet.
Call 648-5306. tfc 12/31
Retail store for rent at 302-B Reid
Avenue, Call 229-2727. tfc 12/31
Commercial building, 1750 sq. ft., 107
Second St., Port St. Joe. Call 639-2874.
tfc i12/31
Partially furnished 2BR/2BA house on
Americus Ave. (St. Joe Beach), cen.
h&a, fenced back yard, $500/mo.,
w/$250 security deposit. 6-month lease
required. Call 229-1084. 2tp 12/31
Mobile home lot for rent at Mexico
Beach. Call 648-8201. uc 1/7

Day: 227-7200,
Night: 647-3882
Ask about our special
St. Joe Beach

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

Ofc. 509 4th St.
Port St. Joe, FL


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

Private office space
in downtown Port
St. Joe. Call 229-

Gulf View

Mini Storage
located on Hwy. 98 next
to Gulf Fabricating

.. tc. 1/7

Now Renting Spacious
'1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Central heat.ard.air
Wall to wall carpeting
0 Laundry facilities
4! On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access o
(352) 472-3952

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/TrY Access
(352) 472-3952
tfc 1/7

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/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952 tfc

l~lj1JI i1?^c'

U.S. Fresh scallop plant needs workers.
Call 227-9590. tfc 1/7

Jeff Wood 227-1559
tic 7/2

Glynn Dykes
"No job too big, or too small"
Free Estitmates Insured
tfc 7/2

Free Estimates RF 0066770,
., Ic 7/2

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(850) 229.1051.
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St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112

5x10 10x10X 1020
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week

Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition, & Electrical Repairs
RA0043378 ER 0007623

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

Remodeling, Renovation Home
Maintenance & Repairs Interior &
Exterior Painting Marine Construction
25 years experience

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

C. 4. 's Lawn
I will work for you.
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach, Port St. Joe and
Clyde Sanford (850) 648-8492



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

Best prices in town!
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.

Steve Brant's


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Port St. Joe Call
Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218 ti 7/2

Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
Fine carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks fences
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Moving: Need to frid new home for 2
,white bulldogs, male & female, spayed.
Free. Good natured. 639-2089 227-
6259. 4tp 12/17

RELOCATING! 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath
home on 2 shady lots in nice neighbor-
hood at 1003 McClelland. Central ha/,
laundry, hardwood floors, new berber
carpet, screened porch, fenced yard,
large storage building, carport. 227-
2192. 2tc 1/7

1I/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,
,. 1, fc 12/3

Wewahitchka: Great starter or retire-
ment home. 2 bdrm., 1 ba. on approx.
150'x163' lot. Convenient to downtown,
school, churches and baseball field,
$23,500. Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, Inc., 648-5777. tfc 1/7
Great starter or retirement home. 2
bedroom, 1 bath on approx. 150'x163'
lot. Convenient to downtown, school,
churches' and baseball field. $23,500.
Parker Realty of Mexico Beach, Inc.
648-5777. tfc 12/31
REDUCED!!! 78 beautiful acres on
* County Rd. 386, approx. 1 mile west of
State Rd. 71. Reduced from $150,000 to
$129,500. Call Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, Inc. 850-647-5777. tfec 12/31
One acre of land in Wewahitchka,
S$11,000 obo. Call 639-3410. tfc 1/7
;2 bedroom, 1 bath house, 519 9th St.,
Port St. Joe, 831,000. 229-8932 after
6:00 p.m. tUc 1/7

108 Sunset Circle PSJ
Th,s 2 story, 3 bedroom, 2 5 bathroom
home is newly renoaoled w;lh marty 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 ,o sell. MUST
SEE! By Appi only 227-7535
Reduced to 5129,900.00.

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. tfc 9/3
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'xl40'), 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. tfc 1/7

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 nools '
12xl6 utility shed. 101 Yaupon St. By
appointment only. 229-6411 tic 1/7

WATERFRONT home on 1.5 acres on
Dead Lakesin Wewa. 3 bdrm., 2 ba.
Very nice. 639-2089 or 227-6259.
6tc 1/7
For sale in Wetwa. Single vide trailer,
screen porch, utility room. shady lot,
some financing, $24,500. 639-5920.
tfc 12/3
1/2 acre lots. 5 miles n. of Oversireet
Bridge at Creekview Subd.. with septic
tank & well. S2.500 down. S 132.16 mo.
Call George, 229-6031. fec 1/7

A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75x150: lot .ri quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking
$55.000. Call 647-3292. tfc 1/7
GULF \IEW Large mobile home lot in
restricted subdivision. High elevation,
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. tfi 1/7

Townhonie. Cape San Bias. Like new.
numerous Improvements. security gate.
magnificent -lew of the gulf. Great
rental investment. Must see. 850-227-
3351. tc 1/7

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Wanted: Babysitter in my home 2 days
a week, Tuesday and Thursdays, 8 a.m.
- 5-p.mn. to care for 6 month old. Prior
experience with infants. References
required. Call 227-2191.
Wanted: 30-35 hp tractor, power steer-
ing needed. good condition. Call 850-
592-6541. 2tc 12/31

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Sealed bids in duplicate will be received until
January 6, 1999 @ 10:00 A.M. CDT by the Gulf
County. North Florida Head Start,
%%,. ,snchka Flond at which Ume and place all
bid. will be publicly opened and read aloud 1fr
Remodeling (2) Classrooms
Old Wewahitchka Elementary Site
North Florida Head Start
Wewahiltchka. Florida
STne Conuractor shall furrnish all Iabor. materials
and equipment. and -nJIl be responsible for h-,t
enire ,.cmpleu'n of t his project
Plans, specifications and contract document may
be'procured at the office of Architect, 130
Highway 22, Wewahitchka, Florida, and may
be procured by General Contractors, upon a fee of
$20.00 per set for plans and specifications. ,
Performance, Workman's Compenmiaon
Insurance, will be necessary but no bond is
reque sted for the succe. -f'ai bidder.
RJght i reserved to rejct any and all proposals
and wane technl'cllne.
No bidder ma5 withdraw nis bid for a period of
-hrim 1301 davs Lftei ate set for opening
Shaion T Gaskidr
North Flonda Head Stan
SP 0 Bo; 988
200 E 2nd Street
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
Charles A. Gaskin, ARA
P. 0. Box 7
130 Hwy. 22. -,
Wewahltchka. fonda 32465
S2c December 31. 1996 ,nd January 7 1999
Notiuce is hereby gi-rn LhaL pursuani to Chipter
865 09 Flonda Statutes. me undersigned intends
to repgier with the DI1%sion of Corporarions.
Depsrt'ien of State, the ficuuous radJe name
under ardeh it w ll be engaged in business and In
ahich ,aid bulrnes. is to be cared on to'-it

MAILING ADDRESS: P. 0. Box 1286, 209 Lake
Grove Road. Wewahitchka, Florida 32465.'"
OWNER (S): Sebrina A. McGill.
2tc, December 31. 1998 and January 7, 1999.
The City of Port St. Joe has previously''
issued RequesS for Proposals for the leasing of the
manna parcel In the Cin of Ponr St Joe The City
sull desires to lease the Manna as well as Tract "A
comrrmerclal/rerall and the motel IuaCL All ofl Ihee
par els can be ueen In detail on preuiou.ly issued
Requests for Prop aJls or maps on file with the (ir'
S 'Numerous Inquiries have been made by
individuals and finnrms requesting that they be
allied to subrru proposals for the nmanaement ol
the areii mvolhed
Commissioners oi the CItN c. Port St Joe ll cour,-
sider proposals for leases management contracts
or a combmauun orl te rth:m. ir all or part ul the
areas menUoned The Cit rserene the right o0
Srefus r an and all p..aPc.sls for management r ,r
leasing of the acilutes. but u Iit award all or pan
of 3 propo al it will be such proposal as im i the
best interests of the City of Port SI Joe An% sucn
proposals. leases or ot-ierwise mustl be submitted
no later than January 19. 1999 at 6:00 p.m.
2tc, December 31. 1998 and Januarv 7, 199.
Fantasv Properues. Inc
HC 3 Box 156
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Items abandoned n elf storage units by
Donald Blood
Russell Butler
LInson Pickard
MJis c]othLunr household g ods furruture person.
al items Sale ill be held on Saturday. January
23. 1999. at 900 am till 1000 a m Enure con-
tents of shed ill be sold as one item
2tc. and January 7 ana 4. 1999


Alcoholics Anonymous, Surfslde
Serenity Group, meets Mon., Thurs.,
Fri. at 7:30 p.m. CSTat the 1st United
Methodist Church, 22nd St.. Mexico
Beach. Women's open AA meeting. 12,
noon CST Thursdays.


9 i(85647-13 SERVICE
(8 '" We also load
Seriong the area with over a
25 years dependable serce rented trucks!

Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
Phone Mobile
OWNER: Ben Sherrill

'Plumbing 8
Electrical Repairs
Drain Cleaning


Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Alp I 1., 26

COINS BY THE BAYI I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens,
fair prices. Home 229-8104, bus. 229-
6803. tfc 1/7

All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service

V i Enterprises
We Manicure Your Lawn to Your
850-647-5722, fax 647-3870,
Cell 850-227-6738 .c 72

Catherine L. Collier
211 Alien Memorial Way *
Port St. Joe
AVOII (850)229-8460



at Barfield's Lawn &
Garden, 302-B Reid Ave.
New & used mowers &

O Port St. Joe Lodge No. Ill
Reg. Stated Communication
month, 8:00
G(3 p.m..Masonlc Hall,
214 Reid Ave.
William .J. Guilford, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.
1st & 3rd weeks -Dec.
Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church, Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday and
Thursday at 7:00.

Reasonable Rates & References
Call 647-9634
c. i 12/17

Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
This area's most experienced reinishers
827-6828 ask for Dusty

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

* R lsidentiol Custom Wood
* Commercial Industrial
A 8 R Fence.
Fe/in and Coancrete Work
Albert Fielscnrmorin FREE Eshimoais
EIN 0593115646 (850) 647-4047

,l, ~ Good Work Doesn't Cost,

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

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


580 Palmerto Dr., Overstreet Phone 648-4088
Pon St. Joe, FL 32.56 I, Fax 64-8-8752

(850) 229-6460
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
2fe9/17 Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0067199

Business and personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Esitate Planning Bookkeeping Service

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

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

Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-0-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand
Complete Septic Service!
Installation Pump-Out Repair


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

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

Clint's Home 'Repair
"Small Jobs Our Specialty"
Carpentry, 'Painting,
'Remodeling ,
25 Yrs Experience
Free Estimates 4t 9/24



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

mat a ai dw a aee ij4e de mjd i de a ie af

Tom Todd Realty, Inc. O
M rP Lisnseac 2720 C-30, Port St. Joe, FL 32456

'LS +.e (850) 227-1501 or 800-876-2611

p .Fax (850) 227-3221 Tom Todd
Thomas M. Todd, Licensed Real Estate Broker INC,.

Resort Realty of
l St. George Island

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

1520 C.R. C-30, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 227-2000 888-227-2110

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Gulf County 7246 Highway 71 North. 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath home on eleven
acres. 'Easy access to deep water canal. The front two acres are zoned commercial.
Fixer-upper home. Reduced $59,000. MLS#1637
1998The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. The Prudential and -( are registered service marks
of The Prudential Insurance.Company of America Equal Housing Opportunity.
Each Company Independently Owned arind Operated


PrOperties, Inc.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98 2221 CR-30
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Simmons Bayou on St



t. Joe Bay

or 888.458.7470

Mexico Beach Location, Location!ll 106.
D 34th St. beachside of Hwy. 98. 3BR/2BA, liv-
ing and dining room, kitchen, laundry and
screened porch, great view! This won't last long at
$148,900, so hurry and call Marlene at 648-

Several long term rentals now available.
Furnished & unfurnished, Mexico Beach
Gulf Aire Port St. Joe.




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