The star
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 Material Information
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 14, 1999
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Resource Identifier: aleph - 000358020
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System ID: UF00028419:03293

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324 Per Copy 0
Plus 34 Tax ... 3 5

Coal Shipments Coming To A Halt

Laid Off Workers Attend
Info Workshop Page 3A

Employee Rally Planned
Page 6A

GCCC Survey Page 3A

SWAT Kickoff '99 Page 5A

Law Enforcement Reports
City, County, Beach-Page 6A
Outdoors in the
Panhandle Page 7A

Sharks & Gator Sports
Page 8A
School News see Page 4B
Home Fire Safety Tips
See Page 2B

Opening Marina

Proposals on 19th
Port St. Joe city commission-
ers will open bids for proposals to
operate the city's new 159 slip
marina during their January 19th
City Clerk Pauline Pendarvis
said over 30 proposal packets
were sent out to prospective bid-
der. She stated that several of the.
bidders seemed to be very seri-
ous. having made several follow-
up calls.
SOnce bids'afec-pefe-d alI bids
will probably be tabled until the
board can review the proposals to
determine the best bid.
- It is expected that the
approved bid will pay payments.
on the S2.5 million low interest
Rural Development Agency loan
used to build the marina, and
hopefully go beyond those
requirements generating income
to the city.
Bids will also be evaluated to
determine which ones best meet
the city's short term and long
term desires for future 'growth-
and expansion.

St. Joe Corp. VP.
Coal shipments by Material Transfer, Inc. (MTI) and the
Apalachicola Northern Railroad (ANRR) will probably come
to a halt early next week.
As previously reported In The Star. Seminole Electric
Cooperative has filed suit against both companies to get out
of its coal hauling contract. Seminole is MTI's only cus-
tomer and is by far the major contributor to the operation
of ANRR.
When the suits were filed in December, Seminole dis-
continued shipments of coal from Its point of origin at the

Brings Tidings to RR Workers Wednesday

Indiana loading terminal: though shipments have contin-
ued since then as coal enroute has arrived at MTl's docks
along the Gulf County Canal.
MTI's parent company. International Shipholding Cor-
poration, *has proceeded with legal actions to halt
Seminole's suit to buy-out of the fuel coal hauling contract.
The contract currently runs through 2004.
Malcolm Jones. vice president of St. Joe Company (par-
ent company to ANRR) was In town Wednesday holding
meetings with railroad employees and company represen-

Two giant cranes at Material Transfer, Inc.'s plant unload one ,f thie last coal barges Tuesday morn-
ing of this week. .
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County Gets Good News from Stat

Board Will "Deal" on Rental for quent budget shortfalls relating to
s S*. those conditions.
Industrial Park Building for Prospects After waiting several months
Gulf County commissioners ages and clean-up from the El for a response to the request, the
announced "good news" from the Nifo weather event have been board was concerned it would not
state during their regular meeting waived for Gulf County in an be approved, and had budgeted
Tuesday evening. amount up to 8102.258. money (8100,000) to cover Its por-
tion of matching funds.
AQ Qnt#-i Inn Irt~rA~nn Oi

Governor's office, local matching
fund requirements of 12.5% for
FEMA assistance relating to dam-

commissioners naa request-
ed the matching requirements be
waived based on economic condi-
tions in the county and subse-

14 Workers Opt for Temporary Job

Repairing Sewer

Reported for Work -"Garriso
Avenue, an
With Public Works also havem
of repair." M(
Monday Morning The city
Fourteen of the 16 workers sewer and
affected by cutbacks at the Port funds accun
St. Joe Wastewater Treatment work. Those
Plant reported for alternate sewer for that pur
and wastewater improvement jobs hire a contr
Monday morning, according to commission
Port St. Joe Public Works
Superintendent Terry McDaniel.
As previously reported in The
Star. the continued shutdown of
Florida Coast Paper Company,
coupled with their failure to main-
tain contractual contribution to
the wastewater treatment plant's
operation, have forced city com-
missioners to take drastic mea-
sures in order to reduce costs at -
the giant treatment plant. Sixteen
of the plant's 27 workers were
affected by the cutbacks.
The permanent workers were
offered the option to take the
alternate work at a lesser pay
rate, yet maintain current
employee benefits, or the city
would pay unemployment bene-
fits which would not include the
benefit package..
McDaniel said, only one work-
er has taken the lay-off thus far,
and one other worker is currently 's
taking earned vacation time. _
"We ha'e a list of 52 sewer
and stormwater projects thus
far," he said.
Long Avenue will be the first
street to receive much needed T'
repairs. Fourteen sewer laterals '
have been identified as problem Wastewa
areas along the roadway. city commit

Collection Network

on Avenue, Marvin
d Woodward Avenue
inmerous areas in need
cDaniel noted.
is using 8500,000 in
wastewater repair
aulated to finance the
funds were set aside
pose, but rather than
actor' to do the work,
ers hope that by

using the wastewater treatriient
plant workers they can get more
for the taxpayers' bucks, while
also buying some time to see what
is going to develop concerning the
operation of the mill.
They hope to furnish work for
approximately six months with
the find.
Work should get underway on
Long Avenue this week.

water Treatment plant workers discuss alternate jobs with
isioners following cutbacks at the municipal facility.

Gulf County Emergency
Management Director Larry Wells
advised the board of the state's
The El Nino weather event
contributed to the riverways
within Gulf County flooding their
banks on several occasions last
year-most notably in March
when flood waters shattered
record highs dating back to 1929.
"We'll Deal" On Industrial
Park Lease

Chief Administrator Don,
Butler presented board members
with a request from the Gulf
, County Economic Development
Committee (EDC) to set some
guidelines on reducing lease
charges for Gulfs Industrial Park
(just south of Wewahitchka),
based on a formula related to the
number of jobs generated as
incentives for a prospective busi-
ness seeking, to locate in the
building. The board set the lease
rate at $4,000 per month at its
last meeting in December.
The EDC had requested a
reduction of $1,000 for a firm
employing 10-20 employees and a
$2,000 reduction for one employ-

Young Woman
Dies At Home
According to a report from the
Gulf County Sheriffs Office,
Shannon Boyer, 18, passed away
sometime during the night
Sunday at her residence on
Woodbrook Avenue in
Sheriffs office Captain Joe
Nugent said' her father, George
Boyer, had gotten concerned
about Shannon after not hearing
from her for a few days, and found
her in her residence Monday
when checking on her.
The sheriffs office is current-
ly investigating the incident, but
'no foul play is suspected. Nugent
said, preliminary reports Indicate
accidental death, but details were
not completed at this time.

As of The Star's Wednesday press time. there was: no
word on exactly what those meetings included, even though
there has been some word that lay-offs were being consid-
ered. ANRR currently employs 75 workers and might
reduce its worldkforce to approximately 17 workers and run
as few as two freight trains per week once coal shipments
are stopped.
MTI employs 10 people at its plant, which also faces an
uncertain future if Seminole's suit holds up in court.

Hopefully, the big wheels of this ANRR engine will continue to
chug down the line.

e on Disast
ing 20 or more.
County commissioners
agreed with the general concept of
the request, but also suggested
that each case should be evaluat-
ed Individually.
"Tfm not opposed to offering
the building for free if enough jobs
are created, and it's the right
business Ad valorem taxes
generated by the new jobs would
offset the cost," said Comfis-.
sioner Billy Traylor.
Commissioner Nathan Peters
suggested the board'hold a work-
shop to further discuss the mat-
ter, but the board left little doubt
that they, were willing to offer.
incentives to companies interest-
ed in locating at the site.
Applying For
Low Interest Loan
Commissioners voted to apply
for a S530.000 Rural Develop-
ment Agency low interest loan to
finance several ongoing projects.
Chief Administrator Don
Butler suggested the board com-
bine completion of the county's
new administration building
(=$400,000), additions to the
Wewahltchka Health Depart-
ment/Dental Clinic ($100,000),
and the purchase of property for a
new health department building
at Ward Ridge ($30,000) and
apply for the RDA loan.
Commissioners discussed the
cramped quarters at the
courthouse and the need to com-
plete the administration building
before taking the vote. The shell of
the administration building is
already completed and located
adjacent to the courthouse.
Commissioner Tommy Knox
suggested the board also look into
a digital filing and copying system
to consolidate and compact the
county's records and files.
Move Forward With Cessna
Drive Paving Grant
Commissioners moved for-
ward with plans to pave Cessna
Drive (adjacent to Costin Airport)
using grant funds received in
association with the development
of a boat building plant being
planned by local businessman
Dennis Weaver.
Weaver agreed to sign an affi-
davit committing to moving for-
ward with his plans.
Commissioners also agreed to
request a 60-day extension to the

er Funding
grant application : work start
requirement deadline of mid-
Weaver told the board in
January, 1998 that the boat
building plant could employ over
100 people when it reaches full
Inf Other Business
e*Heard a request from
Marilyn Blackwell for the board to
file for Intervention against the
permitting of the Corps of
Engineers to continue dredging in
the Apalachicola River. The board
recently passed a resolution
opposing the permits, but did not
agree to enter into the legal
*Decided to explore the idea
*of starting a Web page for the
county commission displaying
public information.
,*Agreed to advertise for a
planner/building inspector for
the county to help ease the
current workload.
*Announced a public hearing
with FEMA concerning flood
insurance proposed changes for
February 1st at 10:00.
*Decided to reapply for
stormwater improvement CDBG
funds for Highland View.
*Heard from Peggy Miller
(White City) concerning problems
with the community's drinking
water. The board agreed to have
the water tested.

Access to Computers
Now Easily Available
Access to an open computer
lab with computer access began
Tuesday in the Port St. Joe High
School computer lab. The lab is
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.

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Let 'em Know'

WE'RE TWO WEEKS INTO THE NEW year, now, and still
no definite word of what the future holds from Florida Coast Paper
Company regarding their future plans. We think they owe us an

Hunker Down With Kes by Kesley Colbert
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The Dog
you. The rule was you aimed for
the chest. But if you got "nicked"
you just naturally extended your
arm a mite and "let go" a little
higher. Of course, you apologized
profusely for the slight miscalcula-
tion as you examined the red
whelp on Bobby Jack's chin.
It was only a ten minute
break. So we'd just have time to
bust, one lip, bloody maybe ,two
noses, black "an eye and if things
really got going, chip a tooth.
Miss Belle thought we had the
slipperiest boys' bathroom floor in
the history of education!
I don't remember the first yo-
yo I ever saw. I'm sure Leon

explanation of what tney are trying to do, rather than a shut we could muster-'course, about
mouth stance such as we have been getting. every third throw would catch the
We understand, Florida Coast Paper is not certain itself, just L wall and disqualify you. Mr.
what the immediate future holds for operations here in Port St. Featherstone had to paint that
Joe. We believe they could officially come out and say, "Friends, partition about four times a year.
we plan to get this paper mill operating just as soon as we can. He Iigured It was a careless mop
Right now, we see the earliest date of starting up to be handle .....
..... ... Wall throwing at that age was-
Ss i tns, we to ra r t One of the great things about ';. n't going to hold your attention
As it now stands, we. don't know if they ever plan to restart the 'elementary school: was gathering '. very.long. After we'd practiced a
mill at all. Surely, they are aware of the opinions floating around, up in the boys' bathroom at break few times at the wall, or the mirror,
authored by "experts", that the mill will never reopen. As asinine and having those yo-yo wars! We'd or the radiator, we'd face off at
as this statement sounds, it falls as gospel on the ears of workers start out seeing, who could "for- ;, about five feet and take turns see-
depending on it for a livelihood. If it isn't true, they should be say- ward pass" closest'to the partition ing how close we could come to
ing so with an official statement. If it is true, they should be separating the janitor's closet from each other,'. .
affirming the statement in order to free up those workers who are, the main room., Boy, you talk aboutitshavingl
still undecided, to seek other employment. "'We'ld, spin', that\ Duncan':, It's tough to stand still with that'
WHILE WE'RE ON THAT SUBJECT, the company may not, straight out with as much force as .. spiraling weapon winging right at
have many of its crew still here, if they don't come off the silence .
act, and tell them something definite. We're losing good people' -
everyday.. .,,
They are not sitting around, waiting for something to happen '
or some definite information about what the future holds.
Perhaps a good move Florida Coast Paper c,puld make would 0.
be to get involved in the public meetings being set up ,,by the .
unions, -Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board, the '
Washington-Holmes Vocational Center and others, to make plans i
for the future.
If Florida Coast Paper holds its emplbvees in high'regard, they : ''"'
should be offering them something they can count on. We all hope
for the best, but it's sort of hard to build hope on. continued
silence. '
'We in the news business can't very well dispense -news with-' -.
out someone, somewhere, initiating something. We would be mbre` '. ,,. 1
than happy to run an informative story about the future of Florida
Coast Paper Company. Just maybe, such a story would boost the
spirits of some key personnel in the mill, keeping them from mak-
ing plans to find employment elsewhere.

Yes, It Was Cold

C-O-L-D WAS THE BUZZWORD THIS past week here In
Florida. After such a lengthy warm spell, the cold was made to
seem worse than 'it: actually was. Ice sculpture was the activity of -,-. .. .
the week-and many incidents were reported to and witnessed by
The Star staff around the community as a- result of the frigid
,WirtIrlias truly come:to our-area.. ,: -
Still, the cold weather we have been having wasn't near what -
they are experiencing north of us.'The ice, snow. sleet and freez- '
ing rain has shut many vicinities down. Multi-car pile-ups have '
been reported all over the interstate highway network. Airports
have been shut down and commercial flights cancelled in the
northern climes.
HERE IN FLORIDA, WE ARE STILL relatively comfortable.
It was a nippy 50 degree day the other day when we installed our
governor. Could Minnesota make .that same- statement? .
Jacksonville's professional football team had to play a key game." :
with the New York Jets Sunday, losing the game in the extremely
cold weather in which they had to play. It makes us shiver, just to' t ;
think about it!
,All the tender vegetation has been frost bitten to a sodden ..
black mass.: The fruit is' sweetening up due to.the cold and the
bugs are being taken care of by the cold snap. Maybe it isn't all
bad .
"We're not accustomed to.very cold weather here in our part of '
Florida, but we're not accustomed 'to long, unbroken, warm spells
either. .. ," .
'We live ir the state of Florida and folks from out of state don't
expect us to have anything but warm, balmy weather. Up here in, 7.
the northern portion of the state.- we all remember those icy days .,
which are accompanied by more than a little cold temperatures.
too. It's welcome to come visit us, but don't stay too long! .

Clinton Will Be Forced to Leave Office With "Open" Legacy

ALL THE TALK and action
concerning 'the, impeachment-" of
President Clinton -is kind of like
going hunting robins with a 12
gauge shotgun-a little bit of
overkill when nothing' is likely to.
come of it; at least nothing which
will' punish the President for his
wrong doing.
Oh, they'll talk, about it, pro
and con. They'll have protracted
meeting after protracted meeting
over it, discussing it to death and
about half the Senate will make
motions which will never get voted.
on, much less, agreed` upon. "
The way. we see it, the.
President is home free. The way we
also see it, he doesn't need to be!
The average citizen, committing
the same crimes and sins against
human nature would not get off
scott free. It seems as if that's
exactly what's in the President's
future. Mr. "Joe Blow" could not
commit an act of perjury with


... by Wesley Ramsey

I. REMEMBER. several years
ago, when 'I was first on the City
Commission of the City of Port St.
.Joe, the city needed a .guaranteed. ..
source of income; a source the
bond, companies would accept-
Then-Mayor Joe Sharit came up '
with the idea that we could lqvy,a
franchise tax on the'city's water ;:
service. We did it for electricity, ,
why not for water?
:Franchise taxes on public util-
ities were all the rage then. Every"'
city was doing it; jst,. not.. on "
water. 7 "
Franchise taxes just happen
to be one 'source of. revenue the
bonding companies would accept



as a "guaranteed source of'
Well, Port St. Joe had a fran-
chise tax;;on its water supply, for
about a week. The people decided ,
they didn't want a) tax on their
water so they rose up in arms, got .
together a petition opposing such
'a tax and before you could say
"franchise tax against water" that '
'tax'was removed and to the best of
my recollection,, the entire city
commission was removed, -too, at
the, next election. They were just
out f office for orie term, 'but'they
were out, just the same.

NOW THIS WASN'T nearly so

serious a transgression as lying the spoils happen.
before a federal grand jury; but the
city commission members had it Si t .-,
brought to their attention that SO,' WHY THE' hesitancy at
they had done wrong in the eyes of impeaching the President for acts
the citizens, even if whatthey had of perjury? Such acts have been
done was perfectly leal. proven as having occurred.
A' tax was later 'provided the' Nobody' wants to impeach a,
bondinig agency to'use as collater-' president of the United States.
al, but it wasn't a tai on the water Our past history has proven we
consumption, you can bet' your don't want to have to do it. Our
bottom dollar! history proves also that impeach-
.If the 'ind a c 'o mi i ment is a weapon which we will
If, the .individual commission-"
ers meet today in private tocon- apply only as a last resort. It usu-
duct business, anlmembersof ally needs applying'when it is.
the citizenry find out about it, they Like the city commissioners
have grounds to have the trans- who didn't break the law by sug-
gressirig commissioners, thrown gesting their franchise tax on
out of office on their ear; and that water and .their citizen-bosses
isn't nearly so serious a crime as were-all set to fire them without a
committing perjury to a federal qualm simply because they had
grand jury. displeased the electorate.
Maybe their private, out of the Bill Clinton has displeased the
sunshine meeting had 'to do with electorate and committed a crime
something to benefit the city. If during his act of displeasure. A
happens, you know! In a small city President of the United States-or
like Port St. Joe,, it happens more any nation-should be above,
often than meetings to divide up reproach and govern with impec-


THE CITY DADS, of long
ago, confessed their sins of wrong
doing-even though what they did
wasn't against the law-and the
people forgave their transgres-
sions and elected them again to"'
service in office at a later day.
The President-to this
day-hasn't asked the people for
forgiveness, even for his sexual
wrong doing. He just came up with
a statement about how he didn't
define sex in the manner which
other folks did, and therefore he
hadn't done anything wrong.
He's in a heap of trouble for
that act he didn't know was
wrong, even if he will weather the
storm caused by it. He will leave
office with a tremendous cloud
over his presidency. He will be
remembered in history as the
president who couldn't keep his
pants zipped.
What a legacy!

-THE STAR"- Postrsgtwr: .. ,:
Send Address Change to: .,
Published'Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Ave'lue Poist Office Box 304
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Jod, Inc. .''Phone (850. 227-1 78
Second Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL
Wesley R. Ramsey ..... Editor & Publisher, President SECOND-CLAS'S POSTAGE
William H. Ramsey' .... .... Vice President PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457
Frenchie Ramsey ........ Treasurer, Office Manager -- WEEKLY PUBLISHING
Shirley Ramsey ...... Graphic Design/Bookkeeper

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

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brought one to the house some-.;
where back there In the mid-fifties.
I'm also sure he showed me how to
use it. That's what big brothers
were for. .
Leon wasn't much Interested ::
in "looping the loop", or "the sleep-'
er", or "around the world", or:
"rocking, the baby",, he mostly
wanted you to stand still so he-
could buzz one. right by your ear,.:
"Can you hear it hum? Just feel:
that wind Oops. I'm sorry, I got a
little too close." 's ,
CLOSE! He'd take, a piece of:
my lobe off! That's a bit more than
close in my book! I think that's:
part of the problem with my hear-
ing today. If you broke and ran,
he'd snatch that loop off his finger.:
and throw that thing at you.
Listen, those wooden ones would'
smart when they caught you full in
the middle of the back! Leon called
that maneuver "the flying saucer"!
Most of the old yo-yo's were
red with Duncan written In big
white letters on both sides. I
remember the weight was impor-
tant. You wanted it heavy enough
to "feel" it drop. Plus, the extra
weight was Important in the bath-
room at break time. I never "took"
to the plastic ones 'cause I thought
they were too light. And too many
colors. they had high Impact-
yellow and orange and a terrible
green and a polka dot, multi-col-
ored thing that most assuredly
glowed in the dark.
We'd gather up by the monkey
bars at recess and try to impress
LaRenda Bradfield, Pam Collins
and Jane Hill with our flinging
dexterity. For some reason, if Jane
Hill was looking, my string got
twisted up every time. You talk
about embarrassed! Arthur Lee
Connell is spinning that "Blue
Sparkle" top-of-the-line model
behind his back. between his legs,
around his head and singing
UTiole Lot Of Shak-in' Going On
while I'm over on the far side of the
jungle gym trying to work a knot
out of,my system .
S.ix-years. later,. L hnaallU ot up
. enough nervee-.o ask.Lane if she'd" *
like to ride out to the Dairy Bar
after school for a chocolate malt.
"Why", she dead panmed, "Are you
going to put on a yo-yo exhibi-
You can't imagine my surprise
a few weeks back when the folks
out at Highland View Elementary
asked me to judge their yo-yo con-
test. I didn't know Donald Duncan
was still in business. I figured his
yo-yo's had gone the way of the
dinosaur, hoola hoops, duck tails.
vinyl records and pet rocks.
I reckon with Interactive T.V.
and Nintendo gadgets and Star
Wars games and disco and movie
channels and four wheelers and
computers hooked into every out-
'let it never crossed my mind that
young people would' slow down
enough to rediscover the yo-yo. It
Just seemed that we had pro-
gressed too far for a simple toy of


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Large Crowd Attends Monday Night Rally

Unemployed Workers Get Tips on How to Locate/ Prepare for Other Jobs

Workers gather around information tables

A crowd of approximately 275
Florida Coast Paper Company's
unemployed workers came
together in the Port St. Joe High
School gymnasium Monday night
to become informed by area agen-
cies of helpful information and
services available to them during
the ongoing economic crisis.
Kim Shoemaker, Executive
Director of the Gulf Coast
Workforce Development Board/
WAGES Coalition, directed the
workers' attention to many pro-
fessional representatives in atten- '
dance at the meeting and'
expressed a shared desire by each
agency to offer assistance.
Giving an overview of the ser-
vices offered by the Gulf Coast '
Community College Workforce ;:
Center, Dr. Lewis Baber discussed' ,
job search and training aid, on-
the-job training, and child care -
assistance. Also, he explained :,
that through the JTPA and
WAGES -programs a number of
scholarships have been made
available to those displaced.
Additionally, Baber gave an
overview of possible assistance.,
available through GCCC's Small
Business Development Center. He
briefly talked about the

Unemployed workers gather in the gymnasium of Port St. Joe High School to find out about various
options available.

GCCC's Survey Will Provide Important Information

Gulf boast Community
College will soon be conducting a.
commtirity survey of its three-
county service district in order to
gain information critical to
improving its services to:-
community, residents.
-"This' effort is Very important
to -the future of 'Gulf Coast. My

hope is that most of our citizens
will respond to this survey." said
GCCC President Bob McSpadden.
The survey, which will be
printed on bright gold paper, will
be inserted locally in the January
21 issue of The Star in order for
Gulf County residents to assist in
the survey.

Boyd Beginning His Second Term

in Washington. D.C. fast,
Wednesday, Congressman Allen
BOyd 'a North Florida Democrat,
was sworn in as a member of the
106th- Congress to serve his sec-
ond term in the House of:
Representatives. ,
'In particular, I am' eager to
begin my new role as a member of

the Appropriations Committee, a
position which will enable me to;
fight for Florida's fair share of fed-
eral funding. My Florida col-
leagues and I will be working hard,
during the 106th session to pro-
tect and promote Florida's Inter-
ests at the federal level and to
restore a spirit of bipartisan coop-
eration in Congress."

Franklin County residents
can watch for the insertion of the
survey in the Apalachicola Times
and CarrabeUe Times also in the
issue of January 21st.
"We need to know what mem-
bers of the communities we serve.
believe about the importance o
services we provide, as well as
how well we provide those ser-
vices." added Bob McSpadden.
He also stated that the survey
can be folded and stapled or taped
closed. No postage is necessary
for this business reply mail.
Additionally, the question-
naire will be found, In The News
:Herald on Sunday. January 17th,
and in Its Gulf/Franklin section
on January 21, and available at
the information desk in Gulf
Coast Community College's
Student Union and the
Gulf/Franklin Center.

Williams Explains Responsibilities to Kiwanians


(From Page 2)

yesteryear to. make its way back.,
I was surprised, but very, very'
pleased. And sure, it was an' honor'
to join 'Ray and the sheriff as one
of the judges. I, couldn't help but
ask how they selected us three to
monitor the contest "Well, the fac-
ulty talked it over and we decided
that it would take one to know one

.Someone in that group musta
beer .kin to Jane Hill! ...
: Folks, every child in school I
believe was in this thing! And they
could flat out yo-yo! Picking a win-
ner in any of the' categories was
going to. be a little tougher than I
imagined. They had guys, -and
gals, in this contest that would
make Author Lee Connell look like
Ned in the first reader! *
.i, I leaned over to my two cohorts
abput halfway through' and said,
"There's only, one way we can dpo
this fairly, we've got to get 'em all
in the boys bathroom and have 'em
face off about five feet apart ."

Bo Williams explained his
responsibilities to the 1,400 veter-
ans in Gulf County at the Kiwanis
Club meeting Tuesday meeting,
held in the hospital cafeteria.
Williams said he served at the
pleasure .of the legislature which
created his office immediately fol-
lowing World War II. His office,
veteran's service officer, is
employed by the Gulf County
Commission and is paid by that
organization. Although Williams
serves at the direction of a state-
wide benefit for veterans, he is
managed by the County of Gulf
and has no responsibilities out-.
side the county.
Williams said that all veter-
ans of wars from World War I to
the Persian Gulf are eligible for
benefits after their requirements
are met. These include 180 days
of service, with discharge before
President Clinton calls an end to
the Gulf War.
He serves veterans and their
willows, arranging for minimal
healthcare and pensions.
Veterans receive pensions for dis-
ablity suffered in service and, to a
lesser degree, non-service con-
nected disability. He arranges for
medical care at the various VA
hospitals in the vicinity which
stretch from Lake City to Biloxi,

"Believe it or not," the speak-
er said, "widows of .veterans
require a good deal of my time in
Gulf County. They receive a small
pension which, in many cases,
helps them to exist financially."
He said that veterans are due
pensions, but they cannot substi-
tute for social security. Pensions
are withdrawn from veterans
when they become eligible for
social security.
The biggest need veterans
have in, this area is adequate
medical facilities.
"As it stands now, a veteran
can go to a small installation in
Panama City and be told they
have no time for him, and he
must go on to Pensacola. .Then
when he arrives in Pensacola, he
stands a chance of being trans-
ferred to Biloxi. All care is given
on a time/space available basis.
Several years ago, we were-
involved in-an effort to locate a VA
nursing home here In Gulf
County. I received an education
in bureaucracy at that time. I
arranged for a presentation to the
inspection team only to have
them practically ignore Gulf
County's possibility' as a site for
the home."
Guests of the club were Ryan
Stephens and Brooks Adkison of
the Key Club.

Washington-Holmes Technical
Center, Gulf/Franklin Center,
Tom P. Haney Workforce Center
which each have specific job-
related classes/training courses
slPted to begin soon.
Among the occupations
offered will be truck driving, weld-
inig, carpentry, blueprint reading,
,auto cad, AC/DC, general con-
tractor prep, and corrections.
David Faist. speaking for the
Florida Department of Labor and
Employment Security. apologized
for recent difficulties in reaching,
his office, and announced that
they plan to hire four persons in
the near future, after which the
Gulf/Franklin Benefit Center will
open at the Gulf/Franklin Center.
Also addressing the crowd in
attendance, were Barbara
Bozeman for the Department of
Children and Families, Michael
Coyle with Consumer Credit
Counseling of Northwest Florida,
Ed Dennis from Life Management
(formerly Gulf County Guidance
Clinic), and Gretchen Stephenson
of United Way of Northwest
'Flrida, each encouraging the
unemployed workers to stop by,
their information display to learn
of services they can offer.
Andrew Bell, Jr., Community
Services Liaison for Florida's AFL-
CIO, empathized with the plight of
the workers having been unem-
'ployed for a period nine months
before, and pledged the support of
the organization to the FCPC
John Reeves, local union
president, reminded everyone of
the upcoming rally on January
23rd. Among those planning to
attend the gathering to show sup-
port will be several international
presidents of unions, Cong. Allen
Boyd and Rep. Bev Kilmer.
He stressed that all con-
cerned persons in the community
are encouraged to attend as well,
and hopes that the national,
media In attendance will help to
draw attention to the cause.
The meeting concluded with
workers going to the various dis-
plays assembled around the gym-
nasium floor to gather the infor-
mation and employment options
available to them.

Seed Extraa .sh?
Place- your Clasilfied
Ad. With:, I.

U.S. Department of
Agriculture Surplus commodities
will be distributed to eligible area
residents on January 14. The
foods will be distributed at the
Senior Citizen's Building in
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-

Census 2000

Needs Workers-
According to the U.S.
Department of Commerce,
Bureau of the Census. jobs in
relation to "United States Census
2000" are now available in this
area. Persons can earn extra
money working at census takers
and crew leaders.
Competitive hourly wages-
S7.00 an hour-and mileage
reimbursement (for field jobs)-
32 per mile-will be paid to
those interested who qualify.
Find out how and where to
apply now by calling (850) 942-
8306 for details. Testing will be
held at the Gulf/Franklin Center
at 10:00 a.m. on Fridays;
Thursday in the old courthouse
in Wewahitchka at 2:00; and at
the Mexico Beach Civic Center at
10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays.
The Bureau of Census is an
equal opportunity employer.

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.
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.

SJBC to Meet Today
A meeting of the St. Joe Bay -
Committee will be held on
Thursday. January 14. at 9:00',
a.m.. ET, in the City of Port St.
Joe's Fire Department meeting
room (behind City Hall). The
meeting will feature a presenta-
tion by Jeffrey "Chip" '
Kirschenfeld, Environmental -
Specialist II, with the Florida
Department of Environmental -
Protection. The presentation is
entitled, "DEP's Wetland
Restoration Lab."
All interested persons are
Invited to attend. For more infor-
mation, please contact Dr. Robert
King at 227-1812 or 1-800-326-

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Richards to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

The children of Katrina and
Hubert Richards-,Gayle. Nancy.
Vicky-and their families cordial-
ly invite friends and relatives to
join them on a sentimental jour-
ney in the celebration of the 50th
wedding anniversary of their par-
The gathering will be held In
the Stiles Brown. Center. located

Garden Club to
The Port St. Joe Garden Club
will be having a Chib Dinner at J.
Patrick's Restaurant, located on
Reid Avenue ,in Port St. Joe. on
Saturday, January 23, at 6:00
p.m. All you can eat chili. tea, and
dessertwill,be served. The cost of
the meW l-'be $4.00 for adults
and Sq' for children.

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Joe. on Saturday. January 23rd
from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., ET.
If possible, the gift of a snap-
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Rebekah Shiree Cope

Cope Chosen As
District Scholar
Rebekah Shiree Cope was
congratulated by the University of
North Florida College of Arts and
Sciences, Department of
Mathematics & Statistics. recent-
ly on having been selected as a
District Scholar for the 1999
Sunshine State Scholars
Program. Rebekah is a senior
attending Port St. Joe High
This honor recognizes her
outstanding achievement and
ability in mathematics and sci-
ence. and qualifies her to compete
with the other scholars in this
region to become one of the six
Regional Scholars who will be
invited to the state competition in
Tallahassee in March.
lte regional competition will
be conducted throughout the
state on Tuesday. January 12,
and will include an examination,
of topics from mathematics. sta-
tistics. biology, chemistry, envil-
ronmental science, and physics.


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The Ilse Newell Fund for the
Performing Arts is pleased to ,
sponsor the Trio Internazional on
Sunday, January 24, at 4:00
p.m., ET, in historic Trinity.
Church, located on Highway 98 at
6th Street in Apalachicola.
Martha Gherardi, violin,.
Luciano Gherardi, contrabaass,
and Dr. Bedford Watkins, retired
professor of keyboard, Illinois
Wesleyan University, piano, will
present their annual concert of ,
popular favorites from the classi-
cal and semi-classical repertoire.
Music from ,Schubert, Chopin,
Mozart, Albeniz,. and Massenet
will be performed.
Admission is $2.00 for adults
and $1.00 for students. All chil-
dren under 12 should be accom- '
panied by an adult. The Ilse
Newell Fund is sponsored by the
Apalachicola Area Historical

Wewa Seniors Citizens
Selling Chili Dinners
The Wewahitchka Senior
Citizens will be selling chili din-
ners on January 15, from 11:00 e
a.m. until 1:00 p.m. These din-
ners, will consist of homemade
chili, crackers, and tea, and a,
donation of S2.50 will be asked
for each dinner. The senior citi-
zens will be delivering to local
businesses. You can also stop by.
the center and purchase one.,,
Please call 639-9910 on week-
days, between 9:00 and 1:00 to
place orders.

Story Time
Starts Again
Pre-school Story Time at the
Gulf County Public Library will
resume on January 19. at 2:00
p.m. Ms. Debi and Ms. Jean look
forward to sharing the magic of
reading with all children age three
to five. As always, there will be a
story, a craft, a light snack, and
lots of fun!
The new year will start off
with Curious George and the
Pizza. If you have any questions,
please call the Gulf County Public
Library at 229-8879.

Tiffany Matthews
Matthews Chosen
as Miss Junior-

Wewahitchka Teen .,
Tiffany Matthews. the 13 year
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Donald Matthews. recently won
the title of Miss Junior.,
SWewahitchka. and she will be
competing for the title of Miss
Junior Florida on January 17.
The winner of the state competi-
tion will travel to New York to
compete for the national title of
Miss America.
Tiffany attends Wewahitchka
Middle School, and she enjoys
dance, soccer, volleyball, and-
being with her friends.
Those who helped sponsor
her in the state pageant are Boyer
Signs, The Star, Publishing ,.
Company, Bill Wood State Farm
SInsurance, WewaPaint and Body
Center, Interiors Etcetera. B & B
Fee and Seed, Flour Mill, Wewa
Oyster, Bar, Sandman Motel.
Badcock, Donnie's Total Pride
Pest Control, and many indihldu- ,

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Society, a 501-(c)-3 educational their "Cinemagic" on April 11 (a
incorporation, concert of showtime favorites) is
Anyone wishing to sing with asked to please call Dr. Tom
the Bay Area Choral Society in Adams at 850-927-2670.

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher C. Blanton

Joined In

Catherine Marie Brutnell and
Christopher Cameron Blanton
were joined in marriage October
24th in an outdoor setting at
Nicholson's Farmhouse Restau-
rant in Havana. The Rev. Daniel
Risch, uncle of the bride, per-
formed the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Brutnell of
Deltona, formerly of Massa-
chusetts. The groom is the son of
Glen and Deborah Blanton, both
of Port St. Joe.
Megan Blake, of Massa-
chusetts, was maid of honor and
Glen Blanton, of Virginia, was
best man for his brother. :
After a wedding trip to
Montana. the couple are at home
In Quincy.
The bride is pursuing a mas-
ter's degree In social work at
Florida State University. The
groom is employed by PublL
Supermarkets. Inc. in

Quilting Club
To Meet Today

The Panhandle' Piecemaker
Quilt Club will meet today, the
second Thursday of the month.
on January 14. The business
meeting and program will begin at
7:00 p.m.. ET, and will be held at
St. James Episcopal Church,
located at 800 22nd Street.
The program will be on mak-
ing hot pads by Dorothy Griffin of
Wewahitchka. If you would like to
,,make one, of:these attractive hot
pads, bring a needle, thread, scis-
sors. and straight pins. Other
supplies will be furnished. Light
refreshments will be served, and
guests are very welcome.


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by Regina Washabaugh, R.N
i would like to thank the
adults and students that helped
to start the Tobacco Free
Partnership in Gulf County in.
1998.IJt was an exciting year, full
of many exciting opportunities for

the SWAT Team. We want to
remember Lawton Chiles and his
courage to believe that the youth
of Florida could do what many
other programs have failed to
Studies show that it takes five
years to develop a partnership.
1999 should be a year of growth

and opportunities for the
Partnership and SWAT. Tobacco
related diseases affect 20% of the
deaths in Gulf County. We are
looking forward to some changes
that will save lives. We would like
to continue to invite members of
the community to join the part-
nership and the SWAT Team in

Some Grants Available to Start Child Care Businesses
SIf you need money to start ness or help existing providers the "Caring For Kids" information
your own child care business, and child care centers with quali- meeting at Early Childhood
Early Childhood Services, Inc., ty improvements. Services, Inc.. 450 Jenks Avenue.
(ECS) may be' able to help y u5 Support services include Panama City. FL. 32401. on
The Florida Children's Forum, technical assistance and mini- January 14th; 1999 from 6:00 to
through ECS, has developed an grants or business loans. This 9:00 p.m. .
initiative to assist you in launch- ECS initiative is targeted to the
ing a family child care home busi- following counties: Bay, Calhoun. For more information call
Franklin. Gulf. Holmes, Jackson_ FEarlv Childhood Services. Inc. at

Eva G. Garvey
Eva G. Garvey, 93, passed
away Wednesday afternoon,
January 6, in Port 'St. Joe. She
has been a long time resident of
Port St. Joe for the past several
years and was a members of the
First Baptist Church of
: Survivors include ,her chil-
dren, Elizabeth Jean Gunn 'and
husband, James, of Statesboro.
Georgia, John Michael Weeks and
wife, Tamara, 6f Muriday,"Texas,
James Edmund Weeks and wife.
Sabrina, of Hill Air Force Base.
Utah, Mary Jane Bailey and hus-
band, Donald Keith, of Port St.
Joe, and Ruth Ann Hysmith and
husband, Jake, of Wewahitchka.
as well as nine grandchildren.
The' funeral service 1vas held
at 10:00 a.m., CT, Monday.
January 11, at Roberts Cemetery.
cor)ductedz by Rev. James E.
Gunn, with interment following.
All services were under, .the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch

Dedrick Alexander
;Dedrick M. Alexander was
born on July 25, 1974. He depart-
ed this life on January 10, leaving
behind one son. He was a. 1993
graduate *of Port St. Joe High
School, going on to attend Gulf
Coast Community College, and
later he became a correctional
offl er with Gulf Correctional
Institute. .. ..
He leaves in loving memory
his mother, Cynthia Alexander;
his father, Leonard Alexander:
*) two brothers, Letron Alexander
and Cedrick Alexander: one sister.
Shameka Raines; one son, Kaleb
M. Alexander; his grandmothers.
Mary Williams and Elizabeth
Alexander; his great-grandmoth-
er, Bessie Thomas: 13 uncles and
aunts, Jacqueline Raines, Freda.
arid Luther Trotter. .,Kenneth
Raines. Betty Alexanderi Samuel.
and Jessie Alexander, Geraldinei
Wilson. Barbra Thomas. W'illie
and Pam Alexander. and Chns
ariel Marzetta Alexander. He also
leaves a host of nieces, nephews,
cousins, great-aunts and uncles.
and many sorrowing friends.
The funeral senice will be
held at 1:00 p.m...ET. on ,
Saturday, January 16, at- the Zion
Fair Missionary Baptist Church.
conducted by Rev. Frank Jones.
Interment will follow in Forest Hill
Cemetery. He will lie ind state, at
the church for one hour prior to
the funeral.
'. All ,services are under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral

Wilburn Ingram
Wilb'urn (SHINE) Jesse
IngAm.. 82, of Webb, Alabama,
diled:Januarv 6. at his residence
folloiving an extended illness. Mr.
lngram was born in' Houton
County on January 13. 1916. He
was a member of Enon Church of
Christ in Webb. Mr. Ingram was
associated with 'the vault and
mobrment business for 65 years,
primarily as a stone cutter.
'He is preceded In death byhis'
parents, William Jesse Ingram
and. Reba C. Roney Ingram, as
well as his wife, Willie Mae Odum
Ingam. and two sons.
.Survivors include five sons,
Charles and Caroline Ingram of-
Pdrt St. Joe. Jim Ingram and Joe
Ingram. both of Webb, Mark and
Merriam Ingram of Freeport, and
Carl Willie and Janet Ingram of
Ashford, Alabama; three daugh-
ters, Peggy and Jimmy Shepard,
Kathy and Wesley Pendarvis, all of
Panama City, and Anih and Phil
Carter of Ashford; 19 grandchil-
dren; 14 great-grandchildren; five
step-grandchildren; one brother,
Roy Ingram of Webb; and one sis-
ter. Mertle Hopkins of Geneva,
,Funeral ser-vices were held on
Saturday, January 9, at 2:00 p.m.
at Enon Church of Christ in,
Weblb. Minister Tim Smith offici-
ated, and interment followed at
the Enon Church of Christ
Cemetery.. The family : will be
accepting flowers. *

and Washington counties.
For application, please attend

their efforts. The Partnership
meeting will be on January 19 at
'the media center of Port St. Joe
High School at 4:00 p.m.
- Susan Medina and I just
returned from the Statewide
SWAT conference at Innisbrook,
near Tampa. The 'Gulf County
SWAT members are working on
the selection of SWAT students
who will be attending the annual
SWAT summit at Innislgrook
February 25 to 28. Ten. possibly
more, students from Gulf County
will attend.
Students planning to attend
should make plans to attend the
January 19th Partnership meet-
ing. The SWAT T-shirts are in.

and the SWAT advisors for each
school will receive their T-shirt
allotment at the meeting.

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With Sincere
The family of Mary Alice
Henderson wishes to convey its
sincerest and deepest apprecia-
tion to the entire St. Joe
I community. Your support was
deeply appreciated.z
N. A special thanks to Rev. John.
Hailev and all the members of the
Church of God In Christ, and
Pastor Wilhelmena Swanston and
the, members of the Body of Christ
,Many thanks for all the
prayers, flowers. cards, covered
dishes, telephone calls, visits, and
words of comfort. We shall never
forget your heartfelt kindness
during our hour of grief.,
Samuel Jabbar Alexander, Sr.
The Price Family. Daniels Family
and Lowe Family

Kimberly Burkett, L.P.N. and Alice
Ann DOnaldson, administrator

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only a model employee but an
excellent role model for all young
women, as well as highly thought
of by her peers and dearly loved
by her residents. Everyone at
BSJCC would like to congratulate

Special Service
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Apalachicola in-vite you worship':
with them on Saturday night,
January 16, at 6:00 p.m-. The ,
guest speaker for the services that'
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S, counts of failure to appear; and
Lance Kltson. 38 of Cocoa Beach,
e "f failure to appear (possession of a
marine turtle).

Thursday. January Zth-
Janet Kllpatrick, 40, of
Wewahitchka; Michael Ray
Whitfleld, 24,'of Port St. Joe; and
Edward Causey, 44, of
Friday. January 8th-Lance
WhiteEagle, 20, of Port St. Joe,
violation of probation (possession
of a controlled substance): Walter
Wright. 40, of Wewahitchka, viola-
tion of probation (possession of
cocaine); Flecca Lancaster. 43, of
Port St. Joe. worthless checks;
Connie Ward, 36, of Port St. Joe.
failure to appear (petit theft. Bay
County); and Jeremy Wayne
Johnson, 19. of Port St. Joe, pos-
session of less than 20 grams of
Saturday., January 9th-Rico
Yarrell, 22, of Port St. Joe, five

Sunday. January 10th-Terry
Nolan, 40. of Southport. violation
of probation (robbery).

.JP D Report

On Friday. January 1st at
approximately 9:41 p.m.,
Clarence Wayne Hand, 37. of
Wewahltchka, was arrested by
Port St. Joe Police Department
Officer Glenn Norris for trespass
after warning.
According to information
received, Hand was issued a tres-
pass warning on September 17,
1997 In reference to the E-Z Serve
store. Officer Norris observed
Hand on the premises, and upon
further Investigation, determined
that he was in violation of the
trespass warning.

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VIOLATES WARNING ISSUED other registered sexual offenders
In the early morning hours of in Gulf County as follows:
Sunday, January 3rd, Floyd Loule G. Bryant. Christopher
Andrew Babb, 70, of Port St. Joe., Butts, Ricardo Filmore (upgraded
was arrested by Officer David- to sexual predator)., Ellsworth
Cross for trespass after warning.,, Fortson, Ricky, Harrison (upgrad-
According to the report on' 7.,ed to sexual predator). Rodney
file, Babb was Issued a trespaqss Levins, Douglas Macrae, Jr..
warning on November 7. 1995 irn, James J. Mclnnis, Michael D.
reference to the Shell ,Servle %V .Nunnery, James Pate. James
Station. The officer observed Rogers, Claude Thomas Ill (Trey),
Babb on the premises, and upoi. ":,Max Wood. and Glen Yon.
further investigation, determined '
that Babb was in violation of these "
trespass warning issued earlier.: ,%_ JenCn LO

Tuesday, January 5 at about
2 a.m., Henry Rochelle, Jr., 37, of -
Port St. Joe, was arrested by-
Officer Cross for burglary:.
According to Cross' report,
Rochelle entered a residence by
force, armed hiinself with a flat-
head screwdriver, and committed'
the act of battery on the occu-
Officer. Cross has .also.
charged Tarnle"Shriea Ash. 24,
of Port St. Joe, with burglary in
reference to the same Incident. ,?-
Shortly' after midnight on
Thursday, January 7, Steven'
Wayne Craft, 39, of Port St. Joe,'
was arrested' by Sergeant Troy"
Simmons for possession of,
cannabis, less than twenty grams.*
According to information onri'
file, while investigating a call that
he had responded to, the sergeant'
received information that Craft'
had possession' of a controlled
substance. Further investigation,
confirmed the Information.
Friday, January 8th, at.
approximately 10:21 a.m.,
Tommy Wayne Thomas. 36, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested by
Officer Chris Teeter on an active
warrant. Teeter's report states
that the warrant was issued
because Thomas failed to appear
in court in reference to an attach-
ing tag not assigned.
Also, jusstpast 1 p.m. on the
8th, Michael A. Wilson, 32, 6of
Jones Homestead, was arrested
by Officer Teeter on an active war-
According to the report,
Wilson was on probation for' pos-
session- of controlled' substance
(3rd degree, felony) janl violated.,
his'probation by not paying' 820 a
month for cost of his supervision.
He was arrested for driving
with suspended or revoked
license, failed to pay restitution,
and failed to meet the set require-
ments in reference to drug/alco-
hol evaluation.
On Saturday, January 9th, at
approximately 11:25 p.m.,
Michael DeWayne Nunnery, 21, a
registered sexual offender, of
Wewahltchka. and James Arthur
Pierson, 29, of Overstreet were
arrested by Officers David Cross
and Ross-Yowel'1.
The two 'men were charged
with committing a lewd. lascivi-
ous or. Indecetit assault or act
upon or in the.presence of a child
and child abuse.
According- -to information
received, the incident occurred
sometime between 4:00 and
11:00, p.m. at Frank Pate Park in
Port St. Joe. During which time,
Nunnery and Pierson allegedly did
" unlawfully handle/fondle a child
Sunder the age of 16.
: 'Both inspectscts were still
lodged in tihe Gulf County Jail at
press time. Nunnery's status is to
be held without bond, and
Pierson has a $10.000 bond.
For public' warning, the Port
,St.' Joe, Police Department lists

: 4TH TO 10TH
During the last week, the
' Mexico Beach Police Department
'.answered 57 calls for service,
* investigated one burglary and one

During this same period, offi-
cers of the department investigat-
ed one traffic crash resulting in
injuries to two persons, and com-
bined damages estimated at
S2,100. The officers issued five
traffic warnings and five citations
throughout.the week.
The MBPD is investigation a
burglary of a residence that
occurred on the west end of
Mexico Beach at 4210 Highway
98. Several firearms were taken in
the incident.
Anyone with information is
encouraged to contact Patrolman
Joey Pritchard or Lieutenant Brad
Hall at (8500 648-5700 (Monday
through Friday. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
or (850) 648-5984 (24 hours a
day, seven days a week).

On Saturday,,January 23, the
Panama City Chapter of the
-Northwest Florida Federation of.
i''Labor Central Labor Council.'
(CLC), AFL-CIO will host a
community rally in Port St. Joe.
The rally will take place in the
Port St. Joe High School gymnasi-
um starting at noon, eastern
According to its organizers,
the purpose of the rally will be to
inform area residents of ongoing
efforts to alleviate the county's
economic crisis and increase pub-
lie awareness of Gulf County's
working families' need for sup-
Invited speakers include AFL-
CIO national president John
Sweeney, Florida AFL-CIO presi-
dent Marilyn Lenard. and interna-
tional presidents of the United
Paperworkers International Union
I (UPIU), International Brotherhood
of Electrical Workers (IBEW). and
International Association of
Machinists and Aerospace
Workers (IAMAW).
An AFL-CIO official specializ-
ing In community Issues sur-
rounding plant closings will pro-
vide the audience with informa-
tion on federal and state

resources to assist workers in
Stransitioning to new careers. Area
union leaders will discuss current
efforts to assist workers and their
families, and share their experi-
Sencesin coping with the loss of
their'livelihood.' .. :. ,
J National, state and local
union representatives are working
together to ensure that Gulf
County receives the resources
needed to help recover from the
current economic disaster.
Representatives of the AFL-CIO,
'the CLC. and local union leaders
have met with Florida
Department of Labor officials to
identify the resources needed to
assist affected workers and their
Department of Labor officials
and, union representatives gath-
ered with some of the workers on
January 11th at which time they,
presented some available options
for retraining, debt counseling,
resume writing, and other assis-

Quilt Show in PC
The St. Andrew Bay Quilters
Guild would like to Invite you to
their 12th Biennial Quilt Show.
The theme for ,the show will be,
"Home Sweet Home.," Activities
will take place on.'February 6 to
20 at the Jr.. Museum of Bay
County,, located at .1731 Jenks
Avenue in Panama City. Opening
hours are 10:00 a.m.- to 4:00 p.m.
(Closed Sundays.) -,
In addition to .the quilts on
display, the show will feature a
boutique. fashion show of quilted
clothing, and an auction of quilt
blocks.. These events are all open
to the public. For more informa-
tion; send an SASE to Quilt Chair
Patty Hack, 503 W. 8th Street,
Lynn Haven, FL 32444.

stance that employees may be in
need of now.
The AFL-CIO has emphasized
that it is 'standing by workers of
this area as part of its continuing
commitment to improving and
protecting the quality of life for
working families. All Gulf County
residents and others affected by
the crisis are invited and encour-
aged to attend the rally on the
23rd. ,
Other union members resid-
ing in North Florida are also
urged to attend to show support
for the affected working families.
Information on the rally, can be
obtained by calling (850)' 763-
4169 in Panama City, or (850)
229-6374 in Port St. Joe. -

A 4 A


The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will accept appli-
cations until 5:00 p.m., E.S.T.,
Friday, January 29, 1999 for the
following position:
Applications and job specifica-
tions may be obtained at the Gulf
County Building Department,
Room 147, Gulf County.,:
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin. Sr.. Blvd.. Port St. Joe.
FL. 32456, Monday Friday. 8:00
a.m. 5:00 p.m.. E.D.T. Appli-
cants must have a general knowl-
edge of the building field, and a
valid Florida Driver's license.
Also; a general understanding of
the Gulf County Comprehensive
Plan would be beneficial. Gulf
County enforces a drug-free
workplace policy and Is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action
employer. 2t 1/14

The proposed "SUNSET BAM" Subdmiiron plat shall ,
be on file for public review. January 14 ihru'
January 28. 1999 in the Gulf Count"
Plan nlng, Building office
The purpose of the viewnwmg is to provide informna-
uon to interested persons about the proposed sub
division The office is open M.F. 85. E S T
Quesuons should be directed to the
Planning/BuLlding Director at (8501 229-61 I I or at
Gull County Courthou.e. Room 147. 1000 Cecil G
Coun Sr Boulevard. Port St Joe. Florida 32456
hIe January 14. 1999
unspoiled forests, spectacular
fjiords. and the mysterious
Atacama Desert where rain rarely
falls-all this. plus the story of
Bernardo O'Higgins, Chile's liber-
ator-await you.
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Outdoors in the

i Panhandle o
by Gene Childs
Florida Outdoor Writers' Association

Every angler-every serious
angler-wistfully dreams of being
a tournament angler or a charter
boat captain. To fish every day,
catch tons of fish, and get paid to
do it would be a dream come true.
The saying to not judge a man
until you've walked a mile in his
tracks made a lot more sense to
me after spending just two days
as a first mate on a charter boat.
Deer hunters are getting
more excited as each week passes
in the Panhandle. The bucks are
starting their pre-rut moves and
the colder weather has them mov-
ing more during daylight hours.
Squirrel hunters are having a
banner year, and area WMA's
along creeks and rivers are giving
up record numbers of bushytails.
Dove season ended the 10th,
and, bird hunters who are still
after a turkey should get to the
woods; fall turkey season ends
the 17th. Jack Wingate says even
more ducks have arrived at
Seminole with the extremely cold
The tidal creeks and
Intracoastal are still the area's
best bet for speckled trout. Deep
holes in the Wetappo are holding
keeper-size trout and striped-
bass. Curly-tailed jigs tipped with
shriinp fished deep and slow are
the ticket. The striped bass must

be 18 inches and only three may
be kept.
A freshwater license is
required for the bass. The trout
fishing closes in Northwest
Florida January 31, and will not
re-open until March 1st.
Crappie fishing will continue
to just get better and better as the
weather continues to get colder.
Minnows around brush piles or
jigs fished very slowly are still get-
ting limits of crappie in the Dead
Nearshore fishing continues
to be productive for both red
snapper and grouper. Cut bait
will let you know If the fish are
home in a hurry. Several very
nice redflsh have also been
caught on these same nearshore
structures. The slot limit for red-
fish is 18 to 27 inches with one
per person.
The flounder and sheepshead
fishing has not yet started but the
colder weather will hurry this on.
Fishing every, day for a living
must be better than many other
jobs, but it is still work-very
hard work. The hours are long,
the weather is fickle, and the sea
is unforgiving. Beforeyou dream
of the enviable life of a charter
boat captain, you should track a
mile in his wake.

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The Northwest Florida Beef
Production Conference and Trade
Show opens at. 8:00 a.m., on
January 19, at, the Jackson
County Ag Center, located on
Highway 90, west of Marianna.
Conference topics will include
Beef Marketing Alternatives, the
Forecast and .;' Impact of
Competitive Meats, Updates on
the Northwest Florida Beef
Research Facility-Forages .and
Bull Test Station, and Other
Income Opportunities from Ranch
This year, guest speakers will
make their presentations before
lunch. Smoked steaks are still the
menu. To assist in meal planning,

please contact Andy Andreasen or
Sharon McRoy at the Jackson
County Extension Service by
January 14 with' your reserival
Dutch Treat
Luncheon on 3rd
The Capital Area Chapter of,
the American Red Cross will be
hosting a dutch treat luncheon .
-for current and future Disaster
Services Volunteers on February
S3 at 11:30 a.m. at the .Seafood .
Reef Restaurant in Apalachicola.
If you are interested in helping
.your community during, a disaster:
or emergency, please plan to,
attend this important meeting.
If you have questions, please
give them a call in Apalachicola at
653-3952 or in Tallahassee at
878-6080, or visit their web site
at www.tallvtown.com/redcross
for additional information on
becoming an American Red Cross
Disaster Services Volunteer.

For p rsons with .disabilities
'requiring special ,accommoda-.
tions, please call 850-482-9620,.
between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.,.
Monday .through -Friday, at least
72 hours prior to the conference.
so that proper consideration may
be given to the request. The
CooperaUtve Extension Service
provides research, educational
information, and other services to
individuals and Institutions
regardless of race, creed, sex. or
national origin.

-It Is Never Tbo Late-
S ..to learn..to grow, .
... to expand..., to experience.., to
develop:.. to laugh... to enjoy

The:Gulf County Board o f
Education .announces the Spring
Schedule for Adult Classes, begin- :
ning Tuesday, January 5, 1999.9
We offer GED prep, Adult
High School Diploma, and
remediation for LPN,
Corrections courses, etc.
For more information, call

ait 227-1744 or 639-9292

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Bags Her First Buck
Julie Tulis killed her first buck, a 4-pointer., while hunting Lake
Wimico with her-dad, James Tullis, and their friend, Donnie HIarcus.
Above .she shows it off for the camera.

NW Florida Beef Conference

Returns to Jackson County



We make it a point to listen to the people who rely on us
for their. health needs. For, times have become almost too
impersonal and we'believe that everyone who comes into
our pharmacy is a friend as well as a patron.

It is important, we believe, to realize that many times,
when you call or stop in, someone in your family is ill and
that you are worried about them. We too are concerned and
try to treat every prescription as if it were for one of our
own family. We hope you like our concept of personal
pharmacy service.


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Lady Sharks Go to 3-0

In District Basketball

Thursday, January 7,
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
outscored Rutherford in all four
periods to improve to 9-4 on the
season. The Lady Sharks led 20-
15 at the half,' and outscored
Rutherford 32-18 in the second
half of play.
Port St. Joe was led by Bonnie
Belin with 15 points and was five
of six from the foul line.' Lyndsy
Kilpatrick knocked down two
three-pointers and put up 12
points for the Lady Sharks. Port
St. Joe made 18 of their 34
attempts from the free throw line.
ST. JOE 8 12 16 16-52
R'FORD 5 10 10 8 33
ST. JOE (52) Kilboum 2, Belin 15,
M. Johnson 2, Lenox 3. Gant 7.
Towner 4. Kilpatrick 12, L. Johnson 4.
Royster 3.
RUTHERFORD (33) -- McCall 5,
Barner 2, Mintz 8, Palumbo 3, Davis
3, Thompson 4, Rivett 8.
ST. JOE 39, BAY HIGH. 51
3' Friday, January 8
The Lady Sharks' fourth
quarter rally wasn't quite enough


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as Bay High caline away with a 51-
39 victory. port St. Joe trailed by
only one point (18-19) at halftime,
but were outscored 32-21 in the
second half.
Bonnie Belin led the Lady
Sharks (9-5) with 14 points, and
Evette Gant followed with eight
ST. JOE 13 5 4 17 39
BAY 9 10 19 13 -51
ST. JOE (39) Kilbourn 2,
McDowell 1, Belin 14, M. Johnson 4,
Lenox 5, Gant 8, L. Johnson 2,
Royster 3.
BAY (51) Morehead 13. Chancellor
16. Wells 14. Tobey 4, Hackman 4.
Tuesday, January 12
The Lady Sharks remain
undefeated in District 3-2A play
(3-0) after a 14-point victory
Tuesday night against Blounts-
town. Port St. Joe jumped out to a
33-17 lead at the half and cruised
to a 54-40 victory over the Lady
'Lacey Johnson led Port St.
Joe with 15 points, and Megan
Johnson followed with eight.
Tynetta Towner also chipped in
seven points for the Lady Sharks
(10-5).. : .
ST. JOE (54) L. Johnson 16,
Kilbourn 2, Belin 6, M. Johnson 8,
Lenox 4, Gant 6, Towner 7, Kilpatrick
4, Royster 2.
BLOUNTSTOWN (40) K. Davis 16,
L. Dais 10. Attaway 3, Carter 4,
Brown 4, Buchanan 3.

Girls Softball

Is Organizin
: An organizational meeting
will be held on Thursday, January
14th, beginning at 5:15 p.m., in
the Port St. Joe High School
Commons Area. All parents of
young ladies, ages five through
14, are encouraged to attend and
become involved in the league's
plans for the 1999 season.

Must be experienced in all phases of house construction.
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Sharks 2-0 In Distric

Friday, January 8
This past Friday night, the
Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks' basket-
ball team traveled to Blountstown
for its first District 3-2A game. .^;
Utilizing a full court defense, the
Sharks came away with a 80-21 ,'
Five players scored in double
figures for the state's #1 ranked,,
team with James Daniels leading
the way with 21 points. Mosi ,
Quinn followed with 12. Clay
Smallwood had 11, and Rod
Chambers and Dexter Gant each
had 10.
Kyron Bailey led the Sharks
in rebounding with seven boards'
while Travis Jenkins had si

assists to lead the Tiger Sharks in
that category.
Saturday, January 9
On Saturday, the Tiger
Sharks were ambushed in "the
Dome" by the Florida High
Seminoles, 68-43.
"We were beaten in even' facet
of the game," said Coach Vernon
"This game revealed many
weaknesses that we have as indi-
vidual players and as a team. It's
one thing to talk about your prob-
lems when you're winning; it's
another to have them exposed in
a losing effort. We are giving a
pretty good effort, but our offen-

sive and defensive techniques are
not what they need to be," added
James Daniels led Port St.
Joe with nine points, while Mosi
Quinn and Clay Smallwood each
followed with seven points.
This Friday, the Tiger Sharks
travel to Apalachicola to play both
a junior varsity and varsity game,
and on Saturday at 8:00 (ET) at
Chipola Junior College in
Marianna they will play Pensacola
"The Pensacola game should
help us to see how much improve-
ment we made this week," said
ST. JOE (43) S. Chambers 2,
Quinn 7, R. Chambers 2, Daniels 9, K.

I Sharks Not Only Good on the

Field; but
Port St. Joe High School
Athletic Director Chuck Gannoni
is pleased to announce the name-'
of student athletes who partic-
ipated in sports programs, con-,
ducted during the first two terms
of the school year. who achieved a
3.0 grade point average or higher ;
throughout the 18-week period.
"Gold" awards are earned by.
athletes with a 4.0 grade points
average; "Purple" awards by those
% with 3.0-3.9 GPA's. Each student-,
athlete has or will be presented a
plaque of their accomplishment
during a post-season gathering.

Faison, John
Brett Parker.
Money, Bret
Daniels, S
Bonjour Hill,
Brooks Adkiso
Brandon Davi
Richards, Ad
Tremaine Lew
Reggie Quinn,
Junior Varsity
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F'elix Machts, Jim Karissa Thomas.
-Patrick Floyd, and PURPLE: Varsity-Evette
Gant and Julle Lanford; Junior
Koran Peters. Aaron Varsity-Stephanie Blackmon.
t Jeffcoat, James Crystal Follin, Stephanie Gibson,
eneca Chambers. Kimberly Pickett, Nancy
Brett Lowry. Jacob VanHeiden, and Leslie White.
on; Matthew Dailey,, GOLD: McClain Howse and
Is, Ken Peak, Aaron Lacey Johnson.
am Richards, Alex PURPELE: Jessica Hill, Latrika
John Gainbus, Quinn. and Melissa King.
wvis. John Welborn, C C ( King
.-and Jarrod Wester. CROSS COUNTRY (Boys)
rsty-Bonne Bel Todd, and Adam White.
zrsity-Bonnie Belin;
ia Marquardt, and COLD: Meredith Godfrey.
Krystal Tharpe, Lindsay Williams,
baseball; and Nicole Smith.
laOseba i PURPLE: Lisa Rowan and
Set Alicia Sanders.
GOLD: Jennifer Craig.
p'9). PUTRPTLE:- Je.Tnn Patteprsn

Jessica Pate, Amber Daniels.
Kristin Abrams, Ashley Bryant,
and Rachel Geoghagan.

The Port St. Joe Dixie,
Baseball League will be register-
ing players for the 1999 season onr
Friday, January 22nd, from 5:30
to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday,,
January 23rd from 9:00 a.m.,
until 3:00 p.m., ET. Registration
will be conducted in the meeting
room of the Port St. Joe Fire
Station, located on. Williams
Avenue in Port St. Joe.
The league is open to all
youth meeting the required age
limits (must be five before August
1, 1999; must not be 15 before

Gulf Rifle Club
Plans Matches .
Gulf Rifle Club will hold two
separate .22 rifle benchrest
matches on Saturday morning,
January 16th. Registration and
set-up will start at 8:30 and the
first match, a BR-50 match, will
start at 9:30.
The BR-50 match is a preci-
sion bullseye match fired with the
rifle supported on a benchrest. A
target with 25 bullseyes is placed
50 yards from the firing line and
the shooter has 30 minutes to fire
a shot at each bullseye. There are
no restrictions on rifle weight,
scope power or grade of ammo.
After completion of the BR-50
match, a modified IR 50/50
match will be shot. This match
consists of a target with 25
bullseyes placed at 50 yards from
the firing line.
The rifle will be restricted to a
sporter type .22 rifle with a weight
limit of 8.5 pounds. Scope power
cannot be set greater than 6i5
power and the cost of the .22
ammo cannot exceed $2 perbox.
Just about any good squirrel
rifle will work in this match"ahd
by limiting the cost of the ammo,
anyone can afford to shoot this
match. Shooters under 18 years:
are not charged entry fees. ,



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The registration fee is $30 per
player for "A"/"AA" Leagues (ages
five to sevei); $40 for Minor/
Major Leagues (ages eight to 12);
$45 for Dixie Boys League (ages
13 to 14).
Second and additional Minor.
Major and/or Dixie Boys League
registrants in an immediate fami-
ly household are signed at a rate
$5 less than individuals; no addi-
tional player discount is given in
the "A"/"AA" Leagues.

Lady Gators
Thursday, January 7
The Wewahitchka Lady
Gators could not overcome a 24-
12 halftime deficit in Thursday's
game against Liberty County. The
Lady Gators were outscored 28-
10 in the second half of play.
Lindsay Carter led
Wewahitchka's offense with six
points. Shray Gilbault followed
with five points for the Lady
WEWA (22) Carter 6. Cole 1,
Yarrell 4, GUbault 5, Kramer 2. Hall 2.
10, Sewell 10. Dawson 8, Nobles 6.
Brown 7. Bowes 2. Hogans 5. Green4.

Handgun Safety
CourSe at GCCC
Gulf Coast Community
College will offer a Basic Handgun
Safety course 'on Saturday,
January 23, from 8:00 a.m. ,to
6;00 p.m. This course Is required
for a concealed weapon permit,
and all classes must be. attended
for certification. There is a $27 fee
for Florida residents.
Students should provide 50
rounds of ammunition, plus ear
and eye protection. Register in
advance at the Lifelong Learning
Center on the second floor'of the
Student Union East. Monday
through Thursday, from 8:00
a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday,
from 8:00 am. to 3:30 p.m. The
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Larry 4, L. Larry 3, Gant 3, Jenkins 2,
Smallwood 7, Bailey 4.
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Wilson 16, Granger 8, Platt 4,
Robinson 18, Dickenson 2.
Tuesday, January 12
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks,
improved to 2-0 in District 3-2A
play with another lopsided victo-
ry. The Tiger Sharks knocked off
the Wewahitchka Gators 100-36
in Tuesday night's game.
Port St. Joe had four players
to score in double-digits. James
Daniels and Dexter Gant led the
way with 20 points each. Rod
Chambers followed with 13
points, and Most Quinn added 10
for the Tiger Sharks (12-2).
The Gators (2-13) were led on
offense by Brandon Jones with 14

Port 5t. Joe Tiger Sharks
Jan. 15 .. .Apalachicola
Jan. 16 .... .... Miami Senior
(at Chipola Junior College)
Jan. 19'. ..... L. vewatcnka
Jan: 22 . at Ocala vanguard
Jan. 23 . at Ocala Forest
Port 5t. Joe Lady Sharks
Jan. 14 ......... Mosley
Jarn 21 . A. palachicola
,Jan. 22 . ;:. at Freeport
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jan 21 at Marianna
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Jan. 19 . at Chattahoochee
Jan 20 . . Bay

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FHP License and Vehicle Checkpoints

The Florida Highway Patrol such as bad brakes, worn I es
will be conducting driver license and defective lighting equipment.
and vehicle inspection check- In addition, attention will be
points from January 15th directed to drivers who would vio-
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Rising from the Ashes

Bill's Dollar Store of Wewahitchka, is shown in recent weeks, as it is being rebuilt next to David Rich's IGA. The popular gen-
eral merchandise store was destroyed by fire during 1998. It is being constructed by a local firm, Fisher Construction Co., also
of Wewahitchka. j

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photo above, flanked on the far right by the company's owners, Steve and Cecelia Dixon.

Receive Ga. Southern Logger Award

Local Couple Operate Award Winning Business .

example of true logging contrac-
tors. They have an exceptional
safety record and .show great
attention to environmental con-
trols on every harvesting site,"
said Lex Moore, Georgia-Pacific's
area forester, wood and fiber pro-
curement. "Their commitment to
excellence in safety and the
environment makes us proud to
do business with them."
Georgia Southern Timber
Company, Inc. employs 18 people
and has a superior record of on-
the-job safety. The company man-
ages large production log jobs in
the Southwest Georgia and North
Florida area.
Georgia-Pacific presented five
regional Outstanding Logging
Contractor Awards in 1998. and
nine local awards. The winning
firms receive cash prizes and spe-
cial jackets for all of their employ-
Georgia-Pacific, one of the
world's leading manufacturers
and distributors of pulp, paper
le and building products, consists of
two distinct operating groups: the
.Georgia-Pacific Group that
includes all manufacturing and
Distribution operations, and The
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5.8 million acres of timberland in
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Georgia Southern Timber
Company, Inc. of Jakin. Georgia
has received a 1998 Outstanding
Logger Contractor local award
from Georgia-Pacific Corporation.
The program, now in its fifth year,
recognizes excellence among the
hundreds of independent logging
contractors that provide wood
and fiber to the company's manu-
facturing operations.
Independent logging contrac-

tors are nominated for the award
by local Georgia-Pacific foresters.
based on the contractor's overall
safety and environmental compli-
ance records and general busi-
ness management practices.
Georgia-Pacific officials
recently presented the award to
company owners, Steve and
Cecelia Dixon, formerly of Port St.
Joe .. ,
S"The Dixons as an excellent

GED To Be Given In PSJ

The GED test will be given in
Port St. Joe on Tuesday. January
26th and on Wednesday. January
27th. beginning at 8:00 a.m., ET.
Registration is being held at
the Gulf County Adult School in
Port St. Joe, located at 2855 Long
Avenue. Stop by or phone Merri
Christie at (850) 229-1744
Registration must be completed
by 12:00 noon,on January 25th.
The GED is a test of the areas
of writing skills, social studies.
science, literature and the arts,
and mathematics. Even though

you have not finished high school,
you have probably gained knowl-
edge and skills through experi-
ence, reading, and informal train-
The Gulf County Adult School
-provides the instruction you may
need for the tests. You can talk to
the instructors tb decide whether
you need to study for all of the
tests, or if you only need to brush
up your skills in a few areas.
The Gulf County. Adult School
offers ongoing classes, so you
may enter at any time

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Timely Advice Now That Weather Is Cold and Homes Are Using Alternative Heating

Fire is one of the most com-
mon disasters and causes more
deaths than any other type of dis-
aster. But fire does not have to be
deadly if you take precautions
and have an escape plan.
Please be serious about the
responsibility of planning for and
practicing what to do in case of
fire. Get together with household

members to discuss and finalize a
personalized fire plan. Practice
your plan frequently. Here are
some guidelines you can use in
preparing your emergency plan .

Make Your Home Fire Safe
*Smoke detectors save lives.
Install smoke detectors outside

each sleeping area and on each
additional level of your residence.
Keep new batteries on hand.
*Use the test button to check
each smoke detector once a
month. When necessary, replace
batteries immediately. Replace
batteries at least once a year.
*Have a working fire extin-

guisher in the kitchen. Make sure
it is properly charged.
*Use the gauge or test button
to check proper pressure. If the
unit is low on pressure, damaged
or corroded, replace it or have it
professionally serviced. Get train-
ing from the fire department on
how to use the fire extinguisher.
*Keep blankets, clothing, cur-

were recently
used to clear
the bottom at
the Port St.
Joe marina's
Divers have
since been
busy cutting
away the old
steel pilings,
in prepara-
tion to open
the channel
entrance into
the marina.

Danger Involved in Fire Extinguisher Use

Questions and Answers Leading to Their Proper and Safe Use

Each year, about 440 people
in the United States die inside
their home after trying to fight a
fire with a fire extinguisher
Instead of getting out safely and-
calling the fire department. The
'reasons this happens, according
to the National Fire Protection
Association are the following:
*They do not know how to
properly use a fire extinguisher.
Most people can't learn how to
use a fire extinguisher by simply
reading directions. Using a fire
extinguisher properly requires
training from professionals. It Is'
even more difficult to read direc-
tions for the first time during an
*Not all fire extinguishers will
'work on all fires. Home fire extin-
guishers are made for very small
fires that can be put out quickly.
*People try to fight fires for
too long and are overcome by poi-
*sonous gases produced by the,
*The fire is bigger than the
extinguisher they tried to use was
designed for.
The American Red Cross rec-
ommends the following advice for
safety during fires:
SThe safest thing to do in
case of a fire is to get away from It
safely and call the fire department:
from another location away from
the fire.: Have .a fire escape plan
and a safe meeting point for your
'family. Practice your plan.
%It is still a good idea to place.
a fire extinguisher in your home
near each place where a fire may
start, such the kitchen, garage,
workshop, barbecue area, etc. An
extinguisher should only be used
on a very small fire that can be
put out quickly. Also, install

smoke detectors and test them
monthly. Replace the batteries
once a year or when the: alarm
does not sound when the unit is
L tested. .
.&Get a fire extinguisher that
is rated A-B-C, which Is designed
for fires that most often occur at
home. For more Information on
the type and size of fire extin-
guisher you need for specific loca-
tions In your home. contact your
local fire department.
%Get training from your local
fire department on how to use the
fire extinguisher that you get. Not
all fire extinguishers work in the
same way, so it's important that
you get training and practice with
the same type of fire extinguisher

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from portable heaters.
*Plug heaters directly into the
wall socket and unplug them
when they are not in use.
*Keep items away from the'
stove that could catch fire.
*Use 'safety plugs in electrical
outlets especially if you have
small children.
*Avoid overloading electrical
outlets and running cords under
carpet and furniture. ,
Plan Your Escape Routes
*Draw a floor plan of your
home. Determine at least two
ways to escape from every room of
your home.
*If you must use an escape
ladder be sure everyone knows
how to use it. .
*Have a plan to escape if bars
cover windows.
*Select a location outside
your home where everyone would
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January 15
Individuals: Make a payment of
your estimated tax for 1998 if you
did not pay your income tax for
the year through withholding.
This is the final installment for
1998 estimated tax. However, you
don't have to make this payment
if you file your 1998 return and
pay any tax due by January 31,

Farmers and Fishermen: Pay
your estimated tax for 1998. You
have until April 15 to file your
;1998 income taxreturn. If you do
not pay your estimated tax by
-January 15, you must file your
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Employers: For non-payroll
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income tax withheld for 1998 on
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back-up withholding.
February 10
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February 16
Individuals: If you claimed an
exemption from income tax with-
holding last year on the Form W-
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must file a new Form W-4 by this
date to continue your exemption
to another year. .

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by being hware of due dates. and
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sumer's credit card is released
and receipts are filed or thrown
Most consumer-to-business
credit card transactions require
that a variety of persons have
access to your credit card num-
ber, whether the transaction
takes place in person or on the
telephone. However, most con-
sumers are accustomed to these
risks and are willing to take them
in order to benefit from the conve-
nience of using a credit card.
Online transactions are much
the same. There are certain risks,
and it 'is important to be aware of
them. But every day, more and
more consumers are enjoying the
convenience of online purchasing
and finding themselves pleased
with the results.
"There are two main issues to
consider when purchasing
online," .said Gies. "The safe
arrival of your personal informa-
tion to the merchant and the reli-
ability of the website's identity
should be a consumer's chief con-
Though it is possible that a
thief could intercept a credit card
number as it travels from a com-
puter ,to the website, standard

technology has greatly minimized
the likelihood. In fact, it is. more
difficult to carry out such 'a
scheme online than it is in day-to-
day transactions where your cred-
it card or receipt is clearly viewed
by other parties.
Encryption is a method of
keeping your information secure
while it travels through cyber-
space by scrambling -the message
on one end and unscrambling it
at the other. The standard
encryption method on the
Internet today is called secure
sockets layer (SSL). SSL encryp-
tion ensures that if someone does
interrupt the message on its elec-
tronic course, the hacker will not
be able to read it.
Web browsers allow you to
verify that the website you are vis-
iting is SSL-encrypted by display-
ing a digital image at the bottom
of the screen, such as a locked
padlock or a lock and key.
If you have doubts about
sending your credit card number
or other personal information to a
website, check to see if the site
offers a digital certificate. A digital
certificate is an online document
that confirms the site's identity so'
you know your information is
going where you intend it to go.
You may also simply place a
phone call to the company to ver-
ify the legitimacy of the website.
"A wise consumer will take
steps to verify that the merchant
is who it claims to be," said Gies.
"Once the security and the identi-
ty of the website are confirmed.
the consumer can feel comfort-
able about doing business there."
So do some research, and if i
everything checks out, get online
to order that sweater in time for
the last football game. .'
For more information on
secure electronic commerce, i sit
the ALLTEL Internet product
home page at www.alltel.net, and
click the "New Users Guide" to
review the "Internet Basics" sec-

tlon. This will link you to
Microsoft's guide to the Internet,
which provides information: foe
consumers regarding electronic
commerce, security, and privacy..
ALLTEL provides wireline and
wireless communication services
to more than 5.6 million cus-

tomers in 22 states and has more
than 1,000 information services
clients in 48,cduntries.'
ALLTEL is a customer-
focused,. information technology
company; that provides wireline
and wireless communication and
information services.

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A i .y Marti Magruder

Convenient Meal in a Delicious Beef Stew
T I ri e a of aconveniew,9mealmight bring to mind a drive-through window at a
f qsje rest u.ranr .Fpd/, S.elow, Farmland farmer-o, ner.from. Paradise,
K.an.. a conveneent'-,gdmasirng- Meal that's eas t6 take on the road is her
family's favorite Delic mus'Oven Stew.
The entire Stielow family goes into o\er-drive mode during harvest and works
even longer hours than normal. Slielow relies on favorite beef recipes that she
knows will provide hot, wholesome meals to satisfy hungry appetites. Stielow and
her husband Ken are also seedstock suppliers for the Farmland Supreme Beef
Alliance and raise close to 600 head of canttle a ear, so they know quality Black
Angus beef and lose its consistently great flavor.
"This delicious stew is a hit with n family whether it's during a harvest when I
take meals to the field or on a cold winter day." said Stielox. "It's easy to prepare
and has a wonderful flavor that makes you want a second helping."
The recipe uses Farmland Black Angus sirloin steak and takes about three hours
to cook. The Delicious Oven Stew paired A ith biscuits makes a ereal meal or can
be sealed in a plastic container and seni for a child's school lunch, lunch at the
office or sent to the field to provide a satisfying meal for hard workers.
The Delicious Oven Stew is very tasty and it is truly one of those recipes that's
flavor gets even beer after it is reheated the next dav. This steA can be kept in a
refrigerator at temperatures between 350 and 40'F for up to three days. It cap also
be kept in the freezer for four to si ~ months in an airtight plastic container.
Delicious Oven Stew .
2 pounds Farmland Black Angus 1.4 teaspoon garlic powder
boneless sirloin steak. 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
cut in I-inch cubed bay leaf
2 large onions. quartered .. Salt and pepper to taste
2 cans (14 5 ounces each 4 stalks celerN. cut in
stewed tomatoes ........ 1-inch pieces
2- teaspoons beef bouillon granules 5 medium potatoes, peeled
2 1/ cups water '. .... and quartered
4 tablespoons quick 3 large carrots, cult in
cooking tapioca 1-inch pieces
Heat a large skillet over medium beat. Spra.) with vegetable cooking spray and
brown meat. .,, ,
Place onion, tomatoes, beef granules, water, tapioca. garlic po%%der, parsley
flakesand bay leaf in large ovenproof Dutch oedn. Heat oer medium high heat
until mixture boils. Add browned beef. Cover and place ih o\en at 350: for 1 1 2
hours. ... .., .
Add remaining ingredients. Cover and continue to bake for an additional 1 1 2
hours. Remove bay leaf before serving. Serves 6 to 8 .. "

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Students to Take Faculty Congratulates 7th Graders for Attendance

"Florida Writes!"

By Sara Joe Wooten, G.C. Schools
The Florida writing assess-
ment test will be given to grades
four, eight and 10 on Wednesday,
January 20th. This test is
designed to measure students'
proficiency in writing responses to
assigned topics within a designat-
ed testing period.
Teachers and students have
been working hard to prepare for
this test. Parents are asked to
help by: encouraging your child to
do his/her best; voicing positive
expectations; providing a' good
night's rest, and making certain
your child eats breakfast before
leaving for school. "
We know that our students
are-prepared and will measure up
to the task. The state expects dis-

tricts to average three or better on
the test. [Students are scored on a
range from one to six.]

PSJHS Computer.
Lab Open to Public
: Are you writing a term paper?
Do you need to job search on the
Internet? Or do you just want to
surf the Web? Well, now you can.
On Tuesday, January 12, Port St.
Joe High School's computer lab
opened for public use. The facility
will be available on Tuesday and
Thursday evenings from 6:00 to
9:00 p.m., ET. Seats 'are first
come, first served. Interested par-
ties are invited and encouraged to
please attend.

By: Margaret Gibson
The faculty would like to con-
gratulate the following seventh
graders for having perfect atten-
dance during the second nine
Collins Abrams, Taneisha
Bowens, Shanna Collier, Tommy
Curry, Micah Dodson, Kale
Guillot, Ashley Haddock, Jennifer
Haun, Jennifer Hersey, Lyndsey,
Hill, Austin Horton, Brian Jones,
Rushelle Lamboy, Latrice Larry,
Jarrod' Lenox, Jeremy Miller,.
Melissa Nixon, B. J. Pierce,
Ashley Sander, Antonio Smiley,
Brandon Stitt, Allison Walther,
Josh Watkins, and Preston
Congratulations to our sixth*"
grade "Student of the Week"
Jamie Davis.
Attention eighth graders: four





days until Florida Writesl Are you
ready? We only have 11 days until
F.C.A.T.-make them count!
The Regional'Science Fair at
Chipola Junior College in,
Marianna is on the eighth and
ninth of FebruarNy.
Here is a schedule of the
upcoming events that are to hap-
pen at the middle school:
'/ January 13 ........ report cards
were sent home

/'January 18 ........ No school
/ January 19 ........ boys basketball '
at home Vs. Wewa at 5:00 :
/ January 20 ........ Florida'Writes!
writing assessment (eighth grade);
gold cards distributed
/ January 25 ........ 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
,/ "- ',1 "

/ January 29 ...... oys basketball
at home vs. BloinTstown at 5:00.
/ February 2-3 ..... F.C.A.T. (eighth
/ February 8-9 .... Regional Science
Fair in Marianna
'/ February 15'16 .. Teacher inser-,
vice-no school
Attention sixth grade parents:
SYour child should have brought
home a letter from Mrs. Blackmon
(the school nurse) concerning
immunizations necessary before
enteringithe seventh grade.
Please read and respond :as
.soon as possible. If you need
another copy of the letter. notify
Health Ser ices at 227-7235.
Good luck to all of the si8th
graders participating in Upward
Basketball. We all hope that you
have a 'fun and safe gamee

By: Rebekah Cope

The first annual Port St. Joe
High School/Community Blood
tDrivewent eceploily eY. The
IRed ~iross reported Ihat the stu-
I derits 'ere nice, cooperative. and
tpatiek trndbAto.hey-acqul red 37
gpod uoits'which will be able to '!
save 111 lives.,
The 'Florida Writes! will be
taken by all 10th graders on
Wednesday, January 20th.
The F.C.A.T. will also be taken
by 10th graders on February 2
and 3. (Tuesday-Math) (Wednes-
The computer lab at Port St.
Joe High School \ill be open

The Voice of Democracy win-
ners at Faith Christian were hon-
ored at an. assembly Monday,

Faith Christian
School Honor Roll

Faith Christian School of Port
St. Joe has released the names of
its students who have earned'
placement on the honor roll for,
the second nine weeks grading.
period and the first semester of ,
this school year.
Earning "All A's" during the
nine week period were:
First Grade: Ryan Brown.
Second Grade: 'Angela
Canington, Jenna Maddox, and
Brandi Price.
Third Grade: Trevor Burch
and Ashton Norris
Fourth Grade:'Ronnie Brown,
Brittany Davis, Sandy Hodges,
Jennifer Johnson, Jason Price,
and Ryan Taylor.
Sixth Grade: Jeffrey Pitts and
Mark Vinson.
Tenth Grade; Renee Vinson.

Earning "All A's and B's"
during the' ine week period were:
First Grade: Chellsey O'Neill
and Asa Watson. ,
Second Grade: Heather
Third Grade: Shane Duty,
Olivia Lamberson, Preston
Nobles, Laura Phillips, Trevor
Seay, Zach Taylor, and Josh
Fourth Grade: Byron Peters,
Kristin Teat, and Seth Waldrop.
Fifth Grade: Kelly Geoghagan
and Zachary No-rris.,
Sixth Grade: Jennifer
Seventh Grade: Rachel Bixler.
Tenth Grade:' Rebekah

Earning "All A's" during the
first semester (grades 7-12) was
tenth grader Renee Vinson.

Earning "All A's and B's"
during the first semester (grades
7-12) were: seventh: grader,,
Rachel Bixler; tenth, grader,
Rebekah Peterson; and twelfth
grader, Crystal Allyn.

Tuesday and Thursdays from 6
p.m. to 9 p.m. First come, fist
served .
Reminder to students: You
have 5 days to get Mrs. Sewell a
note for being excused from an
absence. After 5 days, it is unex-
The H.S.C.T. was taken by
some of the ,seniors on Tuesday,
January 11 and Wednesday,
January ,12.
Reports cards were given out
on Wednesday, January 13.
Monday. January '18 is a holi-
day in observance of Martin
Luther King, Jr. Everyone have a
great 3-day weekend!

News Column

'aith Christian School
January 11. After Mr. Kennedy of
the VFW opened in prayer, Renee
Vinson and Micah Peterson gave
their speeches to the group.
They were then given awards
by Dick Seefeldt and Joan Phillips
of the VFW. Renee was first place
winner at FCS, and third in the
district competition, 'and "Micah
was runner-up here atFCS. Both
students did a great job. ,

The Senior High -BETA Club
formally inducted ,Renee Vinson
and Rebekah Peterson into their
group at Faith Christian. The
BETA Club is a service and acad-
emic organization with officers
Micah Peterson president; Crystal
Allyn,, vice-president,, and Ashley
Creamer, treasurer.
'Faith Christian's BETA Club
- is active in many 'ways-the
school store, food' collections,
spirit & pride week, missionary
support, and community projects.

"Homework Heroes" were rec-
ognized for the second nine weeks
and, awards were given to those
who were faithful wlthi their
homework during the first semes-
ter! The second nine weeks home-
work heroes were:

First grade-Ryan Brown,
Blake Nobles, Chellsey O'Neill,
and Ilonka Papp. ,
Second grade-Rebekah
Bearden, Jenna Maddox, and
Third grade-Trevor Burch,
Ashton Norris, Albert Scheffer,
and Trevor Seay.
Fourth grade-Ronnie Brown,
Ronnie Cienega, Brittany Davis,
Jason Price, Ryan Taylor, Kristin
Teat, and Meghan Williams.
Fifth grade-Lindsey Dimitri-
jevich, Kelly Geoghagan, and
Michael Griffin.
Sixth grade-Jeffrey Pitts and
Jennifer Sherrill.
Seventh grade-Rachel Bixler,
Victoria Ramirez, Michael Roney,
and Ashley Smith.
Eighth grade-Linda Phillips.
Last Friday, Sue Monteiro's
second grade class took their
carefully written thank you notes
to the 'post office to mail, and
,' enjoyed a tour of the facility.
Many thanks to Postmaster
Dennis Geoghagan and their
guide, Johnny Linton.

Ut Ll06,NEWS


Students Of The Week
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week" Reis -.-
Nelson, Stephanie Clay, Marissa
Weatherly, Meagen Langley.,,
Heather Sadler, and Chassity
Parents Help
Students arriving at school
before 7:45 should go to the gym
to be supervised. Please use the
unloading area by the gym.
Report Cards
Report cards were sent home
on Wednesday, January i3. If you
would like to schedule a
parent/teacher conference, please
call 227-1221.
. : :Mdrtin Luther-Kihn i ='
Jr. Birthday s "'ia'v
School will- notb 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
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... ,.-; :
S Teacher-Inservice
School will not be held on
!February 15' and 16 due to
teacher inservice.

Dates To Remember .
January 13th-Report cards went
home: 'January 15th-Recog-
nition Day (9:00 a.m., ET);
January 18th-Martin Luther
King, Jr. (holiday); January
20th-Florida Writes!; January
24th-National School Nurse Day;
January 25th-Storyteller Pat
Nease: and February 2nd-3rd-
FCAT (fourth and fifth grades).
Odyssey Of The ,Mind ...
is the world's largest creative
problem solving competition for
children. Creative solutions come
from teamwork, cooperation and
risk-taking. The OM Program
strives to help youngsters realize
the Importance of personal
growth and life-long learning.
Highland View students will
compete with other schools within
the district, and hopefully with
schools, outside the district.
Students from Highland View who
will be competing will meet every
Tuesday and Thursday afternoon
,after school from 2:15 to 4:00
p.m., and sometimes on

Welcome To Hurricane-
Territory from Louisiana -'
Stormey and Dyllan Guitreau;
from Alabama Autumn May;
and from Wewahitchka Elemen-'
tary Logan Johnson. We're glad
to have you all on board! Good
luck with your school work! ,
News From Guidance '. "
What is a learning disability? It is
a disorder in understanding or'
using spoken or written language.
People with LD (learning disabili-
ty) have average to above average
intelligence, but have problems in
reading, writing, listening, speak-
ing, concentration and perform-"
ing math calculations. '
Dyslexia is a type of LD. This
term does not apply to children
who have emotional or cultural
disadvantage in a school setting.
Problems arise when the student
doesn't like to read, has poor
handwriting/doesn't like to write,
and a slow writing speed.
Other problems arise when
they have to put things in order,
trouble following directions or
remembering what was said to

them. The' student may become
frustrated, lose interest in school
work, develop personality or
behavioral problems, and low self-
Image. resulting in emotional
problems such as withdrawal.
anxiety, depression or aggression.
,(Continuednext week...) ,

UWewahitchka Elementary

School News .

^ By Linda Whitfield

; Erika Lemke Is "Student Of
S' The Week
Judi Lister, CP second grade
teacher, chose seven year told
Erika Lemke as her choice as
"Student of the' ,Week". Erika is
the daughter of Dana and Chris
Lemke. Erika's favorite thing to do
is read. When she grows up, she
would like to be a doctor because
she wants to help people who are
: sick.
She likes to play with Connie
Harrelsori and she would like to0
visit New York. Some .of her
favorites are: TV show, "Rug-
Rats"; color, green; and song, "If I
Were A Butterfly". Erika says this
about herself-"I like to read at
a school. Plikeitsk when my parents
buy me a littlegift." -
Miss Judi says, "Erika is-'
hard working student. She is
sweet to the core and a pleasure
to teach."
New Kid On The Block
We'd like to welcome Staffing
Specialist Betty Husband to our
school site. Ms. Betty has been at
the Main Street Site up until last
week. She's in the first office,
parking lot ,side, on the front. We
welcome her to our school.
She "said she'd already

enjoyed seeing the children. After
having taught first, fifth, and
sixth grades. I imagine she did
miss the 'children. 4
We'd like to' extend, our sy n-
pathy to, ,two of, our students,
Matthew and Andrew Dorman, in
the death of their great-grand-
mother, Lee Whittington.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Students in the classrooms
have been learning about how
this non-violent man worked for
peace in achieving civil rights.
AMonday, January 18, there will be
no school as this is a federal holl-
A?' 6day'`-i&8hI lived, Dr. Kijpg.would
..have been -70 years old.
We welcome Teresa Altman to
our school. She is the substitute
for Melanie Hinote. Mrs. Hinote is
out on maternity leave with her
new son, Ethan. Mrs. Altman is a
familiar face around the campus
as she has subbed for others. ;
Also, I forgot to welconle
'- Diane Clark, who was hired 'as
another Pre-K aide with Jan
Thornberg. She is at the .Main
Street Sit.. "

From the Principal of


Gulf County Schools HihSl
Lunch Menu ,H SChool ...
JANUARY 18 22, 1999 by Larry A. Mathe .
Sby Larry A. Matches '

TUES- Oven Fried Chicken,
Mashed Potatoes, Green
Beans, Mixed Fruit, Roll, and
WEDS-- Sloppy Joe oiP Bun,
French Fries, Banania, Spice
Cake, and Milk.
THURS- Nachos & Cheese,
Spanish Rice, Peaches, Carrot
Sticks, Italian Bread, and
Milk. ..
FRI-- Sausage Pizza, Tossed
Salad, Pears, Bread Sticks,
and Milk.





What's with' this cld weather
lately? I don't like friends calling,
i saying it's warmer where they are'
than here in Gulf County! This is
Florida, land of sunshine and
balmy temperatures! Where's that
Chamber' of Commerce phone
'2' This Wednesday, January 13,
your student received a report
card. If he or she' hasn't voluntar-
fly. brought. it forth, please press
the issue and insist on seeing it. It
has been a long time since the
second nine weeks ended, due to
the longholiday, but those grades.
count just as much.
You might have suspected a
grade problem if your child gave
you an unusually nice Christmas
present, or 'has suddenly volun-
teered to do household chores
previously held in contempt! If.
you don't see 'the report card, '
please call-we'll make you a

There was a long but interest-
ing article in Sunday's Herald-
Ut Gregarding the disciplining of chil-
dren and young teens. The article,
of course, referred to the fact that
many children are not disciplined
p N for their actions, starting at a.very
9-TIP young age, and as a by-product
are not taught to accept disci-
pline. What a surprise that the
9-8477) same children have difficulty in
school where they must adhere to
DRU a daily regimen of rules, regnla-
tions, and subsequent discipline.
TIPS I remember a reference to the-
"never been told no" generation.
S. E My parents and grandparents
LI E / (and. I suspect many of yours)
obviously had a different
approach to raising kids. I think it

must have been called the "swjft.
'and Sudden? method! It seemed to
work pretty v4ell-I learned early
to be real careful what I said and
did, and where I said and did: it
January 21, the annual foot-
ball scheduling meeting 'takes
-place in Bonifay. We'll be attend-
ing, trying to fill our schedule
with teams against which we can
compete. You kAow you're in trou-
ble at these meetings if everyone
suddenly starts wanting to sched-
ule you for homecomiag!!l
Boys' and girls' basketball
teams, are really working hard to
. salvage their.seasons. Both teams
are very young and inexperienced,
and victories are hard to get. But
that's 'the case in small schools.
You generally must rebuild from
scratch, and you hope that while
you're taking your himps, ryotr
teams are learning as: they hope-
fully grow and mature.
Baseball, softball and track
kick off shortly and 'before long
will be playing games and run-
ning 'at meets. Until then, try to
find a chance to support basket-
ball. They deserve our support for
their effort and desire
Have a great week! Florida
Writes is next week-practice
writing to someorin!



II f4t~. ~ a

from Highland View Elementary School


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S!Tnntrg 3readr r

Sinners In The
'there be some that
trouble you and pervert
the Gospel.
Galatians 1:7
MENTLEMAN told me he didn't go to church,
Sbause there were too many hypocrits down there.
There have always been trouble-makers in Jesus'
Church. In much of the New Testament Scriptures, we read
of trouble in the very earliest churches. Satan has been busy
troubling God's people since the Garden of Eden, -
Some people seem to think that being a Christian will
protect us from having to contend with Satan's work of
Destruction. Actually, being a Christian will increase the
onslaught of God's enemies. on those who believe in God and
the saving power of His Son, Jesus Christ. Satan does not
bother with those who are not following Jesus. He already
has them under his control. Satan is after God's people.
In I Peter 5:7, God warns His children to "be vigilant,
because your adversary the devil, is as a roaring lion, walking
about, seeking whom he may devour". Satan can plant
thoughts and imaginations in our minds, and we are warned
about this in II Cor. 10 and elsewhere. He can make us think'
that wrongful actions are alright, just as he did to Eve. How
many times have you heard someone say, "I don't see
anything wrong with that"?
Jesus and the Scriptures call Satan the prince of this
world. And "anyone who is a friend of this world is the enemy
of God", according to James 4:4.
God's people "have to wrestle against principalities, and
powers, against the Rulers of the darkness of this world,
Against spiritual wickedness in high places."Ephesians 6:12.
Note what is happening even in America today. Almost
everything pertaining to God and His Word, have been ruled
unacceptable by judges and rulers. in high places of our
government. It is almost illegal to display a Bible or texts
from it, in any public place in this country.
Friend, if you are staying away from God's House
because there are unbelievers there, you are rubbing,
shoulders with them every day in public places. God will not
hold you responsible for the hypocrits in church or anywhere
else. If you are not one of them-if you are a Christian, God
does expect you to "occupy until He comes". Every Christian
is needed to serve with every other Christian, until Jesus
comes for them. The Bible tells us when God's children go to
church, Satan goes right along with them. Be there yourself
You can be an inspiration to someone weaker than you.

STheStaris the Place for All of Your
6 Printing and Business Supply Needs

311 Columbus St. &St,.-Joe Beach, FL 32456
d Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting;, Choir Pracdice 7:00 pm
f 'fO taste and see that the Lord i good: blessId is the man thia trusteth in Him."
Please accept this inritation 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:.5 a.m .
SundaLy Morning Worship .. 4 :00 a.m. '
Supday Evening Service . .. .. 6:30 p.m i.
'\, .dnesday .............. 7:00 p.m ,. ., ,
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost WVith Us

First UnitedMetfiodist Church
S' 'North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

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


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

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


7:30 and 11:00, a. l ,'(ET)
+ .*. Sunday School 9:45

8:00 a.m. (CT)


Discover God's Love! '
Everyone welcome..

Long Avenue
1601 Long Avenue, Port 5t. Joe 229-8691 .. ..

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

Gann Brothers Sign With Zion Label,

Zion Music Group is proud to
announce the recent signing of
the Gann Brothers on the Zion
label. The legendary Gann
Brothers are in the, process of
releasing their much awaited pro-
ject called "Renewed." The excite-
ment surrounding this project
and its release set the stage for a
wonderful debut. (
Zion Music Group is thrilled ,
to sign this talented quartet to
their growing roster. Look for the
Gann Brothers' single, "Let's Go.
In," on Zion's Compilation. #18,,
coming in the middle or January.
SThe members '"of the Gann
Brothers are Calvin Gann. Phil
Gann, George Roberts, and Kyle

Peddle. Check out the band at

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
Highway 98 in Port St. Joe. Rev.
Calvin Griffin, 'Sr. is the pastor.

Our Children

In Lamentations 5:7, we find
"Our Father sinned, and are no
more; and we bear their iniqui-
NMany times people say when
they sin, "I'm! not hurting any-
I one but myself." This is not,
true. Sins by parents can dam-
age,their children's lives. Family
Oliver F. Taylor reputations, when negative, can
Visitation Minister, First damage lives. Various diseases
United Methodist Church can be transmitted to our chil-
dren. These can damage or destroy lives. I feel we owe
the best we .can give to our children.
Christians should never use immoral or indecent
language because children copy their parents.,We need
to ask ourselves, "What kind of an example am I set-
ting for my children?"

Dear Counselor:
I am 18 years 'old and attend
community college. This is my first
year' in college and my second
semester. I have never liked school,
but didn't want to disappoint my
parents. Both of my parents feel
'that it is vy'litriportnnt 'to: get an
education, especially In this day.and
age. I know they are right, but I still
hate it.
They said that as long as I
attend school, I don't have to pay
them rent and can use my car with-
out having to pay payments., I have
a part-time job for gas and spending
I know I amin hlckier than most
kids my age, but I am thinking of
dropping out anyway. How do I tell
my parents about this? I figure I will.
finish this semester, as I get finan-
cial aid and it has already been
Drop-Out Wanna-Be
Dear I-o07, ".. '
The first two years of college are
the hardest because you have 'to
take a lot of classes that you may
not necessarily be interested in. It is
almost like exercising the -grey mat-
ter" (brain tissue).
The next two .years, doing a
bachelor's degree; is a little more
interesting because you take more
of the classes that appeal to you. If
you go on for a master's degree. you
really zero In on what your interests
are. ,. .,,
Sometimes It is tough to contin-
ue doing something If you don't
have a vision. Do you know what
you would like to do when you fin-
ish college? What are your goals'?
How are you going to achieve those
goals? Doyou need a college educa-
tion for them, or do yoti need a tech-
nical program or on the job trah -
i ing? ;. ,
I would encourage you to speak
to a career counselor at your school
and identify a goal. After your goal is
established, then find out' what
course you need'.to take to achieve

that goal.
You also need to inform your
,.parents. about your thoughts and
any changes you 'are thinking of
making. You may decide to work for
a while beforere turning to school.
Some people find this gives them
better. Insight into what their inter-
ests are.i s ... .-t.,-
u. hihink it-is sometimes unfair to
tell :18-year-olds that they need to
'decide at this tender age what they
are going to do for the next 70 to 80
years. On the. other hand, if you
decide to become a part of the work-
ing world. it is only fair that you also
become a part of the bill-paying
I am sure your parents are will-
ing to take the pressure off you so
that you can concentrate on your
studies. However. I am willing to bet
that they are not going to want to
Spay for your existence and allow you
to lounge around the house for the
pleasure of your company.
You, may also -be taking some
classes that are tough for you at
This point. You should allow some
easy/interesting classes to be mixed
in with harder/boring classes. You
should not take all difficult classes
at one time.
'Consideration should be given
to the time of day your classes are.
If you are a morning person, you
should try to get morning classes
and visa-versa. You may even decide
Sby the end of the semester that it
' 'isn't so bad after all:'
S Virginia L. Mariuo, Ed.S.

' Please address your questions
and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 ; Williams
''Avenue', 'Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names 'and addresses 'are option-
'j:l 'Aand will remain confidential.
'" Letters mnay be 'edited for' length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone' to
227-1145. '

S ... ,,The friendly place ta worship!

First Baptist Church
.t. Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
Pl. *y.. Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
ot .. Bible Study, Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
r ^11 S" Wednesday Adult Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.mn.
.Please note, all times central'
Located it 823 N 15th St, Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648.57'6



Bible Study:
9 a.m. Sunday
6 p.m. Wednesday

9:30 a.m. Sunday

S Call 229-8310
P. Oz Box 758*- Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue

Gumbo Feast on 16th
St. Joseph Catholic Church
will be holding a chicken/sausage
Gumbo Feast, from the kitchen of
Chef Golon, on: Saturday,
January 16. from 8:00 a.m. to
1:00 p.m. Half a gallon of gumbo,
serving eight, can be purchased
for $10.00 at St. Joseph Catholic
Parish Hall, located at 20th Street
and Monument Avenue in Port St.
Joe. (Take out only.)
Orders can be placed by call-
ing 227-3259 or 227-3444 until
Friday, January 15, at noon.
Enjoy the brisk weather with
Cajun warmth and hospitality.,

Trinity Day
The annual Trinity Day will
be observed at Philadelphia
Primitive Baptist; Church on
Sunday, January 17th, starting at
11 a.m.
Three dynamic speakers.
Rose Farmer, Tony Larry, and
Freddie Woullard will deliver mes-
sages, of hope and faith in the
Father, the Son, and the Holy
Spirit. Everyone is cordially invit-
ed to attend and worship with the
members of the church..

Concert to Honor
the Late Dr. King
The Brothers United of
Panama'City will be in concert at
Zion Fair Missionary Baptist
Church on Friday, January 15th,
at 8:00 p.m.. in observance of the
birthday celebration of the late
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The entire community Is
encouraged to join in commemo-
ration of one of the greatest civil
rights leaders of this century. The
event will begin with an assembly
at 7:30 p.m. on the corner of
Avenue C and Martin Luther King
Boulevard in Port St. Joe for a
candlelight march to the church.
This community activity is
sponsored" annually by the
Association for Community

AARP to Meet
The Mexico Beach Chapter of
the AARP will be meeting on
January 15 at 1:00 at the Mexico
Beach Civic Center. Retired Judge
Taunton will be speaking about
his children's home. Everyone is
invited to attend, and snowbirds
are welcome.

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

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

J .Conie and Be Blessed!
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School ............... ............ .................. a.m.
Morning Service .... ....... ........................... ... a.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ............... ...................... 7 p.m.7
,Thursday Praise & W orship ................................... 7 p.m.

', s Sixteenth Streel
s 508 'Siteenth Street 227-1756 a
Sunday Worship ....... 10 a.m. o
Adult School ......... 11 a.m. o
eSunday School
*Young Children o :
*Nursery Available
Pastor Rev. J.ReidCameron Highway 71/Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.

K ,

First Bap' ist. C.urcf >
Allen Welborn Buddy Caswell
SPastor Minister of Music & Youth
Sunday School ...... .. ..... ..945 am
Worship Service : ... ..'. .. 1 . 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

'80 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
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.


Constitution andMionument
SPort St. Joe


Sunday School ............ 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ......... .11:00 a.m.

(850) 227-1724
Rev. Jesse Evans

Methodist Youth
Fellowship . . 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice .. 7:30 p.m.
Robert E. Downs, Jr.,.
Choir Director

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




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Changing the Landscape of Rural Florida with WAGES

On Wednesday, December
2nd, the Florida State Rural
Development Council (FSRDC)
assembled over 100 community
organizations in Gainesville,
which serve rural Florida to
examine strategies to provide

Fantasy Properues. Inc
HC 3 Box 156
Porn St Joe. FL 32456
hems abandoned in -elf r;,rage units by
Donald Blood
Russell Buler
Linson Pickaid
Ml c clothing h.ou'ehold _..odms. Iirniture person
aJ rem- Sale mil b.e held on Saturday January
23 1999 at m 00 3m lnil 1000am Enure con.
ints 1of .ned aill be -old as one item
2lc. and Janu'r, 7 and 14 i '*9

Notice s hereby gjein that pursuant to Chapter
i.650 ea loni. Stature; the underignved intends
to register wilthL i-,e Din-ion of Crporacons.
Der,pa J'r rL- t :,f Statre rhe fi-:uuoiu trade narme
under thich it mill pe engaig:, i. rou-.ines- and in
,ihjch aid'busmen. s i to be carneriil on to-ail
S slem ;
MAILING ADDRESS 1613 Ma-in, Anenue Porl Sl
Joe nlonrda 32456
OWNER Il David MN Fuze
' lip Januay 14- i'999

The Deparunent ol Envir.:.rnmenLl Prolecuon gp e-
nonce of iLs permit issuance IFile No 23-0142662-
00C2-DFI to Yon Peacock 117 Camrellia Dnie
Quricv. Flonda. 32351 to 1ill approuanlalel. 008
acre- of junl0dicuon3i elandd ifr a house and 10
c:,ntru-uct a 5' .\ 150 duck ti-, a 10 X n16 Lerir-
nal plaurrm
The proi.e cire it I.- alrd adjacenri 11' cf Norhi
Ozceola Dnre Gulf Cunrv Fl,.nda. Section 22
T.:wnshp 9 %suth Rarne 0l oW-
A person ahose ubLinuaJ intereiLa are affected
bt the Departments proposed deci5io:,n- -i thi-
perrrit ma, peuuon lor an adrrdnjrrraue proceed.
mng lheannr In accordance rith Secunr, 120 57.
F S PF'eurns filed by the perint applicant and the
par-Tes listed below mut be file wi hm 14 da, s of
receipt of thii itentn F Peoon- rileaD b, other per.
sons must be filed ituhir, 14 dayv ol pubbcaUon of
the pubihe notice or within 14 d, i- of their receipi
of this inienl. whichever occur- ;tra ThIurd parr
penuoner, shall mail a cops cf the peuU.:.n to the
applicant at the addres- indicated above at the
urne of filmin Failure rt file a petion within l us
urne penod shall consrut3e a ijer of an, ngrig
,uch persona mat hare to reque-l and adrrmin-Lra.
ure deiermraurron lheanrimg under Secuor, 12( 57.
F 5 The peUUon must be tled received ) -in
Deparrnent ol Ernronmental Protecuon
Office ol Gener alCoun-el MSa 35
3900 Commonwel-th Bouletard
Tallaha;see. FL 32399 3000
The peuuon nrin st onair, the Lr-doum uon set lornh
(a I The n ine aodr..saz and telephone number
of each peuoner 'ue applhcamr nan-e L and
adre- lths Oeparurrenl Fermll Fiie Number
and the :coanro in m hich h.-e pilect Is pro-
(b I A .stalemeni of ha:. and he-n each peuuon.
er receded nouce of the Depirur'entrs acuon
or pr.:,.p-,ed acunr,
(c.) A sulemfent of hon each peuU.ners sub.
sianual Intere-ts are aflecred by Lhe
Deparunenti a cuon or prcpocred acuon
(d.) A statements f n l e lad. diputed b%.
Peuuoner. I ani"
(e.) A LtalerTrent of 0 f'cs ahic:h peuu.oner con-
lend, saariant refers. or mouirchau-nar, f the
Deparnmcni s acuon c.r prop.,sed acuon'
(f.) A iai.erenrt of anlch rules or statutes peu-
tioner contenas require recr-_al or modifica-
tJ.in ol d-e Deparnment acuon or proposed
action; and .
(g.) A statement of ld-e relief sought by petition-
er, stating preciel) the action petitioner
%anrt ithe Deparunmenrt take wiai respect io
the Department s acuon or proposed action
If a petition is filed, the adriniurLraue he3nng
process will constitute a rene-Aed deerrrm-nauon of
the Departments decision on the applicauori,
Accordingly. the Department s final acuora ra) be
different from the position taken by It In this
Intent. Persons whose substantial interests will be
affected by any decision of the Department with
regard to the application have the right to petition
to become a party to the proceeding. The petition
must conform to the requirements specified above
and be filed (received) within 14 days of receipt of
this intent, in the Office of General Counsel at the
above address. Failure to petition within the
allowed time frame constitutes a waiver of any right
such person has to request a hearing under
Section 120.57. F.S.. and to participate as a party
to this proceeding. Any subsequent intervention
will only be at the approval of the presiding officer
upon motion filed pursuant to Rules 28-5.207 and
60Q-2.010. F.A.C.
2tc, January 14 and 21. 1999.
Public Notice
State of Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
You are hereby notified that the Department of
Environmental Protection has Issued a permit
under File Number GU-268 to Peter M. Raymer,
Jr.. for the construction of a single-family dwelling
and other structures/activities, pursuant to
Section 161.053. Florida Statutes. Project location:
Between approximately 116 feet and 222 feet east
of the Department of Environmental Protection's
reference monument R-156, in Gulf County.
Project address: 279 South Oak Street. The permit
and construction plans may be reviewed at Gulf

rural areas with greater access to
resources and to promote the
solutions that are transforming
rural Florida.
The Florida council is one of
36 councils nationwide designed
to bring a clearer focus to rural

Co. Plannirung Bldg Dept from 9 00 A. M to 4 00
P.M. or b% appointment at the olfice of the Bureau
of Beaches and CoastaJ S-ystems. 5050 West
Tennessee Street. Building B. Tallahassee. Florida
Copies of the pern i ma, r be obtained by contact.
Ing the Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems at
" (6501 4674-475 or by u ting to 3900
Corrmanonsnelth Boulevard. Mail Stauon 300.
Tallahassee Florida 32399
A parry 1o -ai; proceeding has the right to request
review of this order by the Governor arid CabineLt
slring as the Lanid and Water Adjudicaiory
Corn-umssion. in accordance with Chapter 42-2
Flonda Admin uistraue Code. and specifically Rule
42.2 0131l. Flonda AdmInunrratile Code To inmurei
such a relea.' your request musr be filed within
t .-nr 120) days of the date of tus order nlth the
Secrea-nA of the Commission at Flonica Land and
Waiter Adjudicalory Comumrsion. Tne Capillol.
Room 2105 Tallahassee. Flonda 32399.0001 A
cop, of"ih- request must also be served on both the
Department of Enrronrmental Protecton. Agency
Clerk. 2600 Blair Stone Road Mail Stauon 35
Tallahassee. Florida 32399 and on any person
namT-ed inm Jrs order., athim.20 dais from the date.
of this order if the request lor review Is to be,efgc-
Additionally any person substantially affected by
this deternunauon has the night to request an
adminisuau.e hearing to be conducted in accor-
dance with the provisions of Section 12057.
Florida Statutes Should ,ou desue an admirrnislra-
une hearmne your request must comply wth the
provisions of Rule 62-103 115. Florida
Adminltrative Code. and by Rule 60Q.2.00-1.
Flonda AdmTan-Luaure Code Requests for such
hear-rne- must be sent to the Deparurrent of
Ennlronmintal Protecuor Office of General
Counsel. 3900 Comionwnealth Boulevard. Mail
SLauon 35. Tallahaasee Flonrida 32399-3000 and
must be received by the Deparm-enit n.itlln twen
.-rv one 21) day, after ,our receipt of this nouce
Failure to respond in un this alltoned ume frame
shall be deemed a "aiJer of all nghts to arn admn.
lrauate hearing
In Lhe eiren that a legally suffident peuuon for
hearing i rnot uTel, receded you have the right 1o
seek judicial renew of 'ias 'order pursuant O10
Section 120 6A. Florida Statutes and Rule
9 030fr)li1cl)and 9 110 Florida Rules of Appellate
Proceaure To Inmuae an appeal, a Nouce or Appeal
must be filed wilh the Deparutment of
Environmental Protecuon. Office of General
Council. and with the appropriate Distrier Cour of
'Appeal wIthm tiurr (301 days of the date this order
is filed with the Agetnc, Clerk The Noutice filed uith
the Disratci Court must be accompanied by the ill-
Smig lee _ple-ihed in Subsecuon 35 2213) Flonda
Itc. January 14, 1999.'
Public Notice
State of Florida Department of
Environmental Protectlon
You are hereby notifiled that the Department of
EnronmenLtl Protecuon has Issued a permit
under File Number GLU-269 to Peter M Ra\rner
Jr for the consLructon of a single-family dwelling
and other structures/acutiiles. pursuant to
Second i 161 053. Floida SLatutes Project Iocation
Berr'een apprionmatelh 4 leer west and 101 feet
east ol the Department of Ervironmenitl
ProterI.,,n reference monument R-156 In Gulf
Count' iclect address 280 South Palm Street.
The permit and construction plans may 'be
rerie.ed at Gulf Co Planning .Bldg Dept from
9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. or. by appointment at the
office of the Bureau of Beaches and Coastal
S sitemr,. 5050 West Tenne. see Stree Building B.
Tallahnassee. Floinda Copies of the perrrumit may be
obtained by contarUnrg the Bureau of Beaches and
Coa.Lal S% stems at Il50 1487-4475. or by wriung to
3900 Commonne al-t Boulevara Mai StaUonr, 300 0 ,
Tallalhassee Florida 32399
A parry to ti-s proceeding has the right to request
renti of this order by the Goiermor and Cabineri
Si[i-ng as me Land and Water Adjudicator
CoiTTurssi.,n in accordance with Chapter 42-2
Flonda AdIrrrunsitaue Code, and specifically Rule
422 0131. Florilda Admnaisuraue Code To irudlare
such a reeA'. ,our request must be filed with
rweny (1201 day. of the date of this order nith the
Secretary of the Commission at Florida Land and
Water Adjudicatory Commission. The Capitol.
Room 2105. Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0001. A
copy of the request must also be served on both the
Department of Environmental Protection, Agency
Clerk, 2'600 Blair Stone Road. Mail Station 35.
Tallahassee. Florida 32399 and on any person
named in this order, within 20 days from the date
of this order if the request for review is to be effec-
Additionally, any person substantially affected by
this determination has the right to request an
administrative hearing to be conducted in accor-
dance with the provisions of Section 120.57.
Florida Statutes. Should you desire an administra-
tive hearing, your request must comply with the
provisions of Rule 62-103.115, Florida
Administrative Code, and by Rule 60Q-2.004.
Florida Administrative Code. Requests for such
hearings must be sent to the Department of
Environmental Protection. Office of General
Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mall
Station 35. Tallahassee. Florida 32399-3000. and
must be received by the Department within twen-
ty-one (21) days after your receipt of this notice.
Failure to respond within this allotted time frame
shall be deemed a waiver of all rights to an admin-
istrative hearing.
In the event that a legally-sufficient petition for
hearing is not timely received, you have the right to
seek Judicial review of this order, pursuant to
Section 120.68. Florida Statutes, and Rule
9.030(b)(1)(c) and 9.110. Florida Rules of Appellate
Procedure. To Initiate an appeal, a Notice of Appeal
must be filed with the Department of
Environmental Protection, Office of General
Council, and with the appropriate District Court of
Appeal within thirty (30) days of the date this order
Is filed with the Agency Clerk. The Notice filed with
the District Court must be accompanied by the fil-
ing fee specified In Subsection 35.22(3), Florida
Itc. January 14. 1999.

development policy and pro-
grams. "We (FSRDC) saw this
meeting as an opportunity to fos-
ter partnerships between rural
community organizations with
government and non-profits,"
explained Karen DeRosier,
Executive Director of the FSRDC.
The U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) has been a
partner of the council since its
inception in 1993. "I am pleased
by the Florida State Rural
Development Council's accom-
plishments. The FSRDC has pro-
vided strong leadership in the
state of Florida by facilitating
partnerships and leveraging
resources for rural communities. I
saw their annual meeting and
workshop as an excellent
opportunity to discuss Important
rural development issues facing
the United States and the State of
'Florida," stated Art Campbell,
Deputy Under Secretary, USDA.
"Partnerships provide rural
communities with easier access to
resources and the expertise to uti-
lize these resources most effec-
tively," explained Ms. DeRosier.
For, example, the council is
working with the U.S. Department
of Labor and the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services to
disperse a $56 million welfare-to-
work grant program, including
30% set aside to rural communi-
A workshop, in partnership
with the Florida WAGES Board
(WAGES is Florida's welfare-to-
work initiative), was conducted
during the council meeting to
educate rural groups, on how to
apply for these competitive
"There are hundreds of rural
groups across the country quietly
making a difference." explained
HalWilson, a representative of the
Stand Up For Rural America
Campaign. These organizations
are changing communities and
deserve the support and attention
that their urban counterparts
have been getting for years."
During the council meeting,.
the Stand Up For Rural America
Campaign publicized the work
that was already being accom-
plished by hundreds of rural
community development organi-'
zations in Florida, and how the
campaign is trying to expand their
current resource base.
This national, collaborative
initiative was designed to increase
awareness of rural- problem~',and
opportunities among funders.
lenders and policy makers. "We
(the campaign) vlew the Florida
State Rural Development Council
meeting as a means to share the
success of rural Florida with orga-
nizations that can help increase
their capacity and expand their
service areas," Mr. Wilson stated.
Also, at this year's council
meeting, the Florida WAGES State
Board in partnership with, the
FSRDC. USDA. and Enterprise
Florida. Inc.. presented Tamara
Laine the "WAGES Rural
Economic Development Circuit
The WAGES REDCR position
Was created exclusively dedicated
to assist rural Florida help eligible
individuals obtain long term
unsubsidized employment and
economic self sufficiency.
Working directly with a vari-
ety of individuals, organizations,
and economic development
groups. including the public and
private sector, the WAGES
REDCR will target the objectives
of Job development contained in
the WAGES state plan. She \\ill
create and implement a technical
assistance program providing
"hands-on" support and grant
acquisition, statewide, to rural
economic development organiza-
tions and local WAGES coalitions.

The program will be designed
to reflect each rural community's
uniqueness to ensure successful
execution of the local WAGES
related economic development
Most recently, Tamara served
as the executive director and eco-
nomic development practitioner
for the Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce in rural North Florida.
Tamara has a Bachelor of Science
degree in criminal justice,, a
Master of Arts degree in behav-
ioral science, and is a certified
economic development teacher.
Her extensive background in
economic and program develop-
ment, rural planning, sustainable
development, grant acquisition,.
administration, education, lobby-
ing and direct service to Individu-
als make her the perfect candi-
date to assist Florida's rural com-
munities prepare for the new mil-
lennium. according to the FSRDC.

Business Seminars

at Gulf Coast College,
Gulf Coast Community
College and the Small Business
Center will be sponsoring several
lectures, seminars, and work-'
shops focusing on business for
\people who already own or want
to start a business.
Tuesday, January 19, and
Thursday, Jan. 21-"Busihess
Plan Development will be offered
in two parts. Part one will be held
on Jan. 19, and part two will be
held on Jan. 21. Both classes will
be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at
Gulf Coast Community College in
the Lifelong Learning Department
in Room 242. This course will
show attendees how to create a
business plan or "roadmap to
success," outlining how the busi-
ness will be run and how the own-
ers intend for it to grow. FEE-
$30.00 for both sessions.
Advance registration is required.
Wednesday, January 20-
"Home-Based Business' and :
Technology" will be offered on
Jan. 20, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at
GCCC- in the Lifelong Learning
Department in Room 242.
This course will help those
who attend learn the do's and
don't of running a business from
your home. including tax implica-
tions, licensing and zoning
requirements, time management.
and marketing your business.
FEE-$15.00. This must be paid
at least one day prior to the semi-&-
January 26 to 28-"Small
Business Tax Workshops." co-
sponsored by the Internal
Revenue Service (IRS). will be pre-
sented by representatives of the
IRS and the Florida Department
of Revenue. The classes will be
held on January 26, 27, and 28,
from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at GCCC
in the Lifelong Learning
Department in Room SU243.
On January 26. topics cov-
ered will be sales tax. state unem-
ployment tax. intangible tax. cor-
porate income tax. and informa-
tion sources for all businesses.
Payroll taxes and information
returns will be covered on
January 27, and on January 28,
the class will cover accounting
methods, record keeping and sub-
stantiation. and record retention.
FEE-Free of Charge.

Reservations may be made
and fees for any of these seminars
or classes may be paid at the Bay
County Small Business
Incubator, located :at 2500
Minnesota Avenue in Lynn,
Haven. For more information,
contact the SBDC at (850) 271-
1108. For a complete listing of alli
SBDC seminars and services,
check out their website at

Crystal Sands


OFFICE: (850) 648-4400 FAX (850) 648-4555
TOLL FREE 1-888-385-1844

Sales Associates: Janice Brownell,
Perry McFarland & Charlotte Sanford
Joan Kent, Broker/Sales
710 Woodward Ave. 3BR/1BA home, carpet, window air, partly
fenced yard. Priced to sell. $34,900.
6448 Americus Ave. Just a short walk to the beach. 4BR/2BA home
has decks off living rm. and 1 BR. Underneath is enclosed with play
room, laundry, work and storage area. Above ground vinyl pool.
Stilt house Cypress Creek in Calhoun County (Oak Grove
community), near intersection of Hwys. 71 and 73. 3BR/2BA, cen.
heat and air, insulated throughout, outdoor features are your own
cookhouse, custom brick smoker, concrete boat ramp and private
dock. Mother Nature provides a view out over the water that is so
serene. House recently repainted and rewired. $87,000. Call Perry

25 Years of Service
Albert Cain, of Port St. Joe, was recently recognized for 25
years of dedicated service to GT Com. His service award,
Samsonite luggage and a gold emblem, were presented by John
Vaughan at Employee Appreciation Day.


The .-Five Point and Wetappo

Landfills will be closed for Martin

Luther King, Jr. Birthday on

Monday, January 18, 1999, -but will:

reopen at the regular time on

Tuesday, January 19, 1999.
lie January d. 1999


The Gulf County Planning and-Development Review
Board will meet Tuesday, Januay4 lW499 -lO100-a.m.- -! 2 .
E.S.T., in the Gulf County Comniission eletfng'Room at
the Gulf County Courthouse to discuss and possibly act
upon the following:

1) Approve Minutes November 17, 1998
2) Preliminary Plat Approval Palm Ridge Subdivision

3) Preliminary Plat Approval Bluff at Secluded Dunes
4) Variance Request Raymer Humphries
5) Variance Request Raymer / Humphries
6) Preliminary Plat Approval South Beach Subdivision


i.^:; Fantasy

Properties, Inc.
'-- 200 U.S.Hwy. H,; 2221 CR-30
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Simmons Bayou on Si
850.648-5146 850.227.25
1.800.458.7478 or 888.458.7


t. Joe Bay


St. Joe Beach, Pelican Walk Subd., 8206 Pelican
Walk Lane. Very nice 2BR/1BA unit in triplex. Upstairs BR
has neat loft study, Ch/a) stove, dishwasher, deck, shed.
qood5'price at $72,500.
C reekwpod Lots, Lots 16 & 17, reduced from $13,000 to
$12,000 for both Jots,
Mexico Beach, vacant lot, beachside. 110 S. 38th,
St. 1/2 block to beach! Water tap, 75'x90' lot. Lot 12, Blk
6, Unit 5, $85,900. ,
Mexico :Beach, across hwy. from beach, 103 N.
27th St. Neat and comfortable 2BR/1BA home, ch/a,
screen porch. Separate studio building for doing your own
thing. Beautifully landscaped with many palm trees. Short
block and half to beach. $131,000.
BEACON HILL -, 9330 Auger Ave. Large 3BR/2BA
home on (2) 50'x100' lots, ch/a, refrig., dishwasher, gas
oven, cook- top, and hot water heater. Block to beach.
Mexico Beach Location, Location!!! 106 D 34th
St. beachside of Hwy. 98. 3BR/2BA, living 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-



NLz e

,The public is encouraged io attend and be heard on these
matters. Information prior to the meeting can be obtained
from the Planning Building Depa'tment/Chief '

Administrator's Office, (850) 229-6111.
rIc Januiay 1 I4


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

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 14,
1999 through January 24 1999 on the
following vehicle:
1990 Nissan Maxima, auto, a/c. am/fin
stereo, sunroof. Citizens' Federalt
Savings Bank of Port St. Joe reserves
the right to reject any and all bids.
2tc 1/14
Old dump truck for sale, farm use,
$800. Call 648-5229. Itc 1/14
y '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. B1vd.
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 locks, 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 S4,450.
Call 229-6427. 4tc 12/31
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 bedroom house, nice ,'ard. ch&a. 456
Madison St., S420 month. S420 secur-
ty, no pets. Call 227-3511. lif 1/14
2 bedroom unfurnished, cable water &
garbage furnished. Ocean view, 1004
Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach, $500 rent,
$500 deposit, 1 year lease. Call before
6i00 CST. 648-4922 or 648-5139.
tfc 1/14

Small two bedroom trailer for rent. Call
227-1318 after 5 p.m. 2tc 1/7
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/ 1 BA, $325 monthly, 8200 deposit.
References required, no utilities, no
pets. Call 227-7372. 2p 1/7
House for rent: 3 bdrm.. 1 ba., cen.
h&a, ceiling fans. Call Phil at 227-7449.
tic 1/7
One 2 bedroom trailer at Overstreet.
Call 648-5306. tfc 12/31
Retail store for rent at 302-B Reid
Avenue. Call 229 2727. tfc 12/31

Private office space at
236 Reid Ave. $180
monthly, includes utili-
ties. Call 229-7121.

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

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Commercial building, 1750 sq. ft., 107
Second St., Port St. Joe. Call 639-2874.
tfc 12/31
Mobile home lot for rent at Mexico
Beach. Call 648-8201. tfc 1/7
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,
wVasher/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hookup.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.

Sunnyside Apt., 2 bd./2 ba.,gulf view
apartment, washer/dryer, microwave,
d.w.,: cen. h/a, furnished or unfur-
nished, long term rental. All utilities
furnished, $600, security deposit
required. 648-5146. tfc 1/7
For Rent: quaint building,. clean, small.
easy to decorate, ideal for small ,wed-
dings, recepuons. dinners, great rates.
For information call 227-1278, or 227-
1776. tfc 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.
-'- t 1 7

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

Gulf View

Mini Storage
located 'on Hwy. 98 next
to Gulf Fabricating

Kc 1/7

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

Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952 tf

For Rent, One Bedroom
Handicap Apartment
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
(850) 639-2722
Central heat and air
SWall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952
tfc 1/7

For Rent
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
(850) 639-2722
Central heat and air
SWall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952 tfc

Sela it wait a 4la 4sedl Ad/l
eae 227-1278I

Yard Sale: Jan,. 9, several families, 409
Bonita St., Highland View. Lots of mis-
cellaneous Items, 9:00 until. No early
sales. Itc 1/14
Yard Sale: Saturday, Jan. 16, 7118
Georgia Ave., St. Joe Beach. Lots of mis-
cellaneous, 9 a.m. 2 p.m. No early
sales. Rain cancels.
Yard Sale: Saturday, Jan. 16, 607
Garrison Ave., Port St. Joe. 8:00 a.m.
till 12:00 p.m. Itp
Huge Yard Sale: Jan. 16, Sat., 414
Arizona Dr., Mexico Beach. Food dehy-
drator, microwave cart, indoor cooking
grill, knick knacks, wedding dress,
children's clothes, boys and girls'
infants to size 8. Tricycles, sports
coupe, TOYS! Too many items to list. If
you're looking for something nice; you'll
find it here! If you have children, don't
miss pack them little ones and Go!
Go! Go! Come Early!
Yard Sale: Everything from A to Z, lots
of furniture. 9 a.m. until, 1100 N. 15th
St., Mexico Beach. Itc 1/14

Air conditioning duct installers and ser-
vice technicians. Drug free workplace. G
W Service, 229-9125. 2tc 1/14
FULL TIME rental reservationist posi-
tion. Must be willing to work weekends,
computer experience required, pleasant
working g atmosphere. Call Barbara
Harmon at Mexico Beach Harmon
Realty 648-5767. Itc 1/14
HEALTHSOUTH, Emerald Coast'
Rehabilitation Hospital of Panama City,
a 40 bed comprehensive rehabilitation
in-patient hospital is currently seeking:
Maintenance Supervisor Full time to
oversee plant operations.
Qualified applicants should apply to:
attn: Human Resources, 1847 Florida
Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32405.
fax (850) 914-8788, EOE. Itc 1/14
Permanent part-time collection experi-
ence required. 10-15 hours a week,
starting after 1-15-99. Good hourly
wage. Call 648-9555. 4tp 1/7

Jeff Wood 227-1559
lfc 7/2

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

Free Estimates RF 0066770
t' Ifc 7/2

Owned e

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

P Bo .x.1675 MiBa34

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
CONSTRUCTION foremen, heavy
equipment operators, laborers needed.
Excellent benefits. Long term opportu-
nities. Drug Testing. EOE. Construction
Dept. P. 0. Box 59117, Panama City, FL
32412-0117. 6tc 12/9
Need licensed salesperson, experience
in south Gulf County preferred. Call
Tom at Tom Todd Realty, 227-1501.
tfc 1/7
U.S. Fresh scallop plant needs workers.
Call 227-9590. tfc 1/7
ATE openings available at a resin man-
ufacturing facility. Positions, require
troubleshooting, problem-solving abili-
ties. Experience working on agitators,
pumps, valves, packaging & material
conveying systems and piping systems
is preferred.
Millwright qualifications and experience
required. Other journeyman demon-
strating millwright competence consid-
ered. Processing operations experience
preferred. Rotating shift work schedule.
Starting salary is $14.90/hr. We offer a
competitive benefits package.
Applications accepted Mon., Jan. 18
& Thu. 1/21. Please call (912) 333-
8413 for an appointment.
Equal' Opportunity Employer M/F
I tc 1/14.

Laboratory Technicians. Union Camp
Corp. is seeking Laboratory Technicians
to fill Quality Control Lab positions at
our Valdosta, GA site. The Valdosta
Plant manufactures rosin based prod-
ucts for use in the Ink and Adhesive
industries. Lab Technicians perform
testing to monitor manufacturing
process and certify product quality.
Successful candidates must be able to
perform basic quantitative analytical
laboratory skills and have problem solv-
ing abilities. The preferred background
will be someone who has completed col-
lege level science courses or with
demonstrated work experience in a lab-
oratory environment. All applicants
must be able to work a rotating shift.
Starting pay is $25,600 with' advance-
ment upon completion of the pay-for
skills program. We offer a competitive
benefits package. Applications accept-
ed Mon. 1/18 & Thu 1/21. Please call
(912) 333-8413 for an appointment, or
fax resume to (912) 333-8446.
Equal Opportunity Employer it
School Food Service (part-time 4
hours). The gulf County School Board is
receiving applications for School Food
Service. Only current substitutes will be
considered at this time. persons having
applications on file in the School Board
office and wishing to be considered for
this position must request to have their
application submitted. Applications and
job descriptions may be picked up at
i-he school office and completed applica-
:ions should be sent to Clayton Wooten,
Principal, Wewahitchka Elementary
School, 408 E. River Road,
Wewahitchka. FL 32465. Application
deadline is January 20, 1999, 12:00
noon, C.T. The Gulf County School
Board is an equal opportunity employer.
lic 1.14

4 nsj' in/ m8ew g/ear

$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
21c 117

RC #0038936
Specializing in Reroofs
Single-Ply & Repairs
"Where Quality Is Higher Than Price"
tfc 7/2

- Household Repairs
* Painting, Interior/Exterior Deck:
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
,(850) 229-1051.
tfc 7/2

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

5X10 10X10 10X20
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

R0 Y' S
For the Handyman and Sportsman
We strive to meet your needs!
Hardware BLP Paints Ammunition
Hunting Supplies Mobile Home & Boat Trailer Parts
Live & Frozen Bait Tackle Gifts and Souvenirs
306 Reid Avenue Roy Todd, Owner
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850) 229-8933

Remodeling, Renovation Home
Maintenance & Repairs Interior &
Exterior Painting Marine Construction
25 years experience
227-7388 9

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

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

Laborers needed, $7.00 per hour to
start. 229-9483, leave message, or ask
for Al Johnson. 2tp 1/14
funded position. Bachelor's degree pre-
ferred. Years of experience in job train-
ing programs, vocational assessment,
social/JTPA programs and/or manage-
ment experience may substitute for
degree. Candidate must have strong
communication and organizational
skills. Responsible for assisting various
entities/agencies in implementing
JTPA, Surmmer Youth, Welfare, and
Disaster Rdlief Programs. Salary range
begins at $1,833 monthly. Deadline for
application, January 21, 1999. For
application/job description, contact
Gulf Coast Community College, 5230 W.
U. S. Hwy. 98, Panama City,FL 32401,
Human Resources. Itc 1/14
Licensed social worker needed, experi-
ence helpful. Apply in person, Bay St.
Joseph care Center,r 200 9th St., Equal
Opportunity Employer. 2tc 1/14
MDS coordinator, experience in long
term care. Apply in person at Bay St.
Joseph care Center, 200 9th St. Equal
Opportunity Employer. 2tc 1/14
City of Mexico Beach is accepting appli-
cations for the position of PUBLIC
WORKS DIRECTOR. Annual salary is
$21,000 plus benefits. Application and
job description can be picked up in City
Hall 118, N. 14th" St., Mexico Beach.
Closing date for receipt of applications
is Jan. 22, 1999, 4:30 CT. Mexico Beach
is an EOE and maintains a drtug-free
Workplace. 2te 1/ 14

WANTED: Realty company or person
who may be interested, in listing and
selling my property on canal in Mexico
Beach. Write: P. O. Box 13534, Mexico
Beach or phone 648-4472. 2tc 1/14
Wanted: Slide-in camper for short bed
pickup truck. Call 227-1376. 2tc 1/14

See The Star On Line at

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

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

Steve Brant's


LIC. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call
Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218 7/2

Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
Fine carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks fences
Insured License #RR0067190



FL License ER 0010992, RA0054218,

LIC. #RF0051042 RG0051008 ER 0011618
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 850/229 821

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

for All Your Watering Needs




Dishwasher, cook, and a hostess/
cashier. Apply in person at Toucan's
Restaurant, Mexico Beach. Ask for Bill
or John. No phone calls please.
3tc 1/14
CITY. Must have knowledge of the stan-
dard practices, tools and terminology of
the electrical trade, street lighting
methods and techniques. Ability to
maintain and repair complicated electri-
cal systems, wiring, fixtures and equip-
ment. Must be able to make under-
ground repairs and have the sufficient
agility to work above ground. Must pos-
sess high school diploma or equivalen-
cy, 3 years experience as Journeyman
Electrician, possess or have the qualifi-
cations to obtain a Bay County/
Panama City Certificate of Competence
as a Journeyman Electrician. An equiv-
alent amount of electrical training and
experience in motor control wiring may
be accepted. Salary $373.82 weekly
plus benefits. Apply before Friday, Jan.
22, 1999. City. of Panama City, 9
Harrison Ave., Panama City, FL 32401.
EOE/Drug Free Workplace. It 1/14
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

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


8 67 3 SERVICE
Servicing he area with over We also load
25 years dependable service. rented trucks!

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

PANAMA CITY. Responsible technical
and administrative position involving
procurement of materials, supplies,
capital equipment and contract ser-
vices. Overall responsibility for ware-
house maintenance and supervision.
Considerable knowledge of computer
software application with three years
emphasis on database software.
Bachelor's degree in Business
Administration or related field required.
Three years supervisory experience
needed. Purchasing of governmental
commodities preferred. Comparable
training or experience may be dubstitut-
ed for minimum qualifications. Salary
range $25-$35K plus comprehensive
City paid benefit package. City of,
Panama City, 9 Harrison Ave., Panama
City, FL 32401. EOE/Drug Free
Workplace. It 1/14

PLAN OPERATOR (trainee). (Position
#32213). The Florida Dept. of
Corrections has an immediate vacancy i
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 .

RETAIL SALES CLERK. We are seeking experienced retail sales for our Panama
City phone store. Candidates will demonstrate and sell telephones, paging and
internet equipment and services as well as our long distance services. Reps will
also issue and activate service orders and process customer payments. Ability to
work independently and perform sales outreach. Hours will include evenings &
Saturday. Knowledge of Word, Access or Excel programs desired. We offer com-
petitive salary and benefits including immediate healthcare and 401 eligibility.
Visit our website at GTCOM.NET
Please submit your resume to: Equal
Rodney Dobbins,,. -Opportunity
P. 0. Box 220 Drug-Free
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Workplace

COINS BY THE BAY! 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

G i Enterprises
We Manicure Your Lawn lo Your
Specificalions I
850-647-5722, fax 647-3870,
Cell 850-227-6738 c 7

A Catherine L. Collier
At Independent Sales
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2 U 211 Alien Memorial Way *
S Port St. Joe
AVO 880) 229-460
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a Connie's Cover-All
of Apalachicola
4 QualiVy Uphlolslering
125 Avenue L & 10th Street Apalachicola, FL 32320
(850) 653-3202
Specializing in: Chairs, Sofas, Kitchen Chairs, Dining Chairs, Footstools,
Ottomans, Barstools, Headboards, Bedspreads, Dust Ruffles.
Also Window Treatments
Please call TODAY so we may get busy with your project!


580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet Phone 648-4088
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 c Fax 648-8752

(850) 229-6460
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
,21c9/17 Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-00671 99

Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

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

/ 'Office: 850-229-6018
a 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
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25 Yrs Experience
Free Estimates:



2026 Marvin Avenue
1 i JPort St. Joe, FL 32456
A0 License #RC0067081

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S-25 Years Experience -~ 229-6859



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more information. Applicant deadline.
close of business 6 January 1999. An
Equal Opportunity Employer.
2tc 1/7

Couch and matching chair, $125 obo.
Call 647-8085. Itc 1/14.
Compaq Pro-Line 4/33 computer and
like new computer desk, only $375. Call
229-8641. 2tc 1/14
Water bed, lovely queen size, great con-
dition. Call 227-7556 after 5:30.
Peavy XR 600C, powered mixer, two
speaker cabinets, with two 25' cables.
New $950; asking $650. Call 639-2874.
Electric dryer, Kenmore large capacity,
whlte. good condition, $150. 648-8007.

Brunswick pool table, 1 yr. old, new
condition with all accessories, $600. 6
dining room chairs, brass and blue $40
for all 6. 648-8966. 2tc 1/14
Computer for sale, 386, dos computer
with 12" monochrome screen and 3
i/2" floppy disk drive, $100. Call 639-
5912. tc 1/14
LP gas tank for sale. 100 gallon. S100.:
Call 639-5912. ltc 1/14
or door accents, borders. Call Erin at
229-6323 for information or quote.

* Residential Custom Wood
* Commercial Industrial
A 8 R Fence
Fei etls and Concrete Work
Albert Fleischmann FrEt Eirimalc,
EIN #593115646 (850) 1647-4047

SGood Work Doesn't Cost,
It Pays!

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

by DeGraff
Affordable REALI
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



Beautiful Home Near the Beach.
3BR/2BA 1,203 sq. ft. open plan with
cathedral ceilings. Low maint. vinyl,
spacious, kitchen, large util. rm.,
Kenmore appliances, all elec., 2 car
garage. 4 blocks from the beach In Sea
Shores subdivision at St. Joe Beach.
304 Nautilus Dr. S109.900. 647-9373,
4tp 1/14
Must see, unique beach cottage, wrap
around deck attached laundry building,
brick fireplace w/gas logs, central air.
3rd building set up for workshop, city
water natural gas, TV dish & cable
setup, ceiling fans, dedicated St. Joe
Beach, hilltop shaded lot including 2 fig
trees, privacy fence around back yard,
asking $59.500. 247 Santa Anna. 647-
5766. ,4tp 1/14
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
Great starter or retirement home. 2
bedroom, 1 bath on approx. 1 50'x 163'
lot. Convenient to downtown, school,
churches and baseball field. S23,500.
Parker, Realty of Mexico Beach, Inc.
648-5777: ... c 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. tfc 12/31
One acre of land in Wewahitchka,
$11,000 obo. Call 639-3410. tfc 1/7
2 bedroom, 1 bath house, 519 9th St.,
Port St. Joe, $31,000. 229-8932 after
6:00 p.m. tfc 1/7

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

Resort Realty of
St. George Island

FIREWOOD, $10 truckload, you
cut, you haul! $65 we cut, we haul. Call
639-4582 or 814-0905. tfc 1/14
After Christmas Closeout! 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
Rings, Necklaces, Knives, Radio/
Stereo, Bicycles, T'rols, Layaways
available. Buy Sell Trade. PAWN
SHOPPE, 212 3rd St., 227-PAWN
tfc 1/7
AVON serving Tyndall, the beaches and
Port St. Joe. Susan. 647-3651. tic 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 -
tK fcl/7

Lease/purchase 12x65' mobile home on
rental lot. Call 229-8959. 2tp 1/14-
1983 FamI mobile home. 3 bdrm., I 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. 647-5-106. tfc 1/7

2 bdrm.. I 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

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

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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


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 and Operated

Reasonable Rates & References
Call 647-9634 ,

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



at Barfield's Lawn 8
Garden, 302-B Reid Ave.
New & used mowers &
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30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229

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James Young's louse for sale, 679
Maddox St., O.G. 8 room, cen. air &.
heat, ceiling fans in bedroom & den.'
Carport & utility, boat shed & extra'
storage shed on 6 lots (30'x140'), pecan,
pear & fig trees, blueberry bushes,
grape arbor, garden space, well for out-
side use. Good neighbors. Low utility
cost. $65.000. 229-6232 for appoint-
ment. 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. darden tub & shower, sunken
den. fireplace, surround sound set-up.
Formal dining room, breakfast nook,
12xl6 utility shed. 101 Yaupon St. By
appointment only. 229 64 11 I c 1/7
WATERFRONT home on 1.5 acres on.
Dead Lakes in Wewa. 3 bdrm.. 2 ba.
Very nice. 639-2089 or 227-6259.
6tc 1/7

For sale in Wewa. Single wide trailer.
screen porch. utility room. shady lot..
some financing, $24.500. 639-5920.
-/t *tic 12/3

1/2 acre lots. 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd.. with septc.
tank & well. S2.500 down, S132.16'mo.
Call George, 229-6031. tfc 1/7
A nice 3 bdrm.. 2 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75x150 lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach. asking
S55.000. Call 647-3292. lic 1/7
GULF V\EW Large mobile home lot in
restricted subdivision. Hieh 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. tfc 1/7,
Townhome. Cape San Bias. Like new,
numerous improvements, security gate,
magnificent view of the gulf. Great.
rental Investment. Must see. 850-227-
3351. tfc 1/7