The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: August 9, 1979
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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Industry - Deep Water Port - Fine People - Safest Beaches in Florida


20' Per Copy

Burglars Take $4,600 In

Coin from Florida Bank

In Late Friday Night Break-In

Deputy Sheriff Jack Davilla dusts for:
finger prints behind th ,teller cages, where '

doors were forced open to change depart-
ments in the bank burglary. -Star photo

There is always a first time for everything and
Friday night was the first time the Florida First
National Bank here in Port St. Joe got robbed.
According to Gulf County Sheriff Ken Murphy,
thieves broke into the local bank some time during
the night Friday and made off with a large quantity
of change.
Sheriff Murphy said the thief or thieves entered
the bank by forcing a window open on the south side
of- the building, gaining entrance to the loan
Once inside, the thieves made their way to the
teller cages, where they went through the teller
stations, locating drawers in each of the five
stations where change was stored.' Locked doors in
each of the cages were forced open and some $4,600
in silver removed.
An audit of the cages and their change content
showed that 561 silver dollars, 133 half dollars, 6,927
quarters, 15,397 dimes, 10,294 nickels and 22,702
pennies were carted off.
Sheriff Murphy said $2,500 in Series E bonds
were taken also, but the bonds were non-negotiable.
Bank President Ted Cannon said the entry was
discovered Saturday when the janitor, Charlie
Dawson, came in to clean up after the late Friday
afternoon closing. Dawson noticed the open window
and began to look around, finding the broken
drawers in the tellers cages 'before he called the
The Sheriff's Department, and Port St. Joe
Police Department began an immediate investiga-
tion of the break-in, the eighth in the city during the
past two months, and called in the Federal Bureau
of Investigation, who investigate all bank robberies.
The FBI and the two local law enforcement
agencies arp now working on the case.

Sheriff Murphy told The Star yesterday, "We
have several suspects in the case, but no arrests
have been made at this time".
Sheriff Murphy said during the entire operation,
which took considerable effort considering the bulk

and weight of the coins taken, the elaborate burglar
alarm system in the bank was not triggered.
"Somehow", the Sheriff said, "they managed to
avoid the alarm through luck or knowledge of where
the alarms were".

Port St. Joe Police Officer Phil McLeod gain entry to the bank for clues. --Star photo
checks the window which was forced open to

State Slaps County with Notice of Land Fill Violations
tat S1 Cut e n f.

In baseball, it's three strikes
and you're out. In the game of
garbage landfills, it's three
notices and you get the notice

of violation,, which can cost
you a lot of money if the
deficiencies aren't corrected
- fast!

Gulf County has had its
three notices to bring five land
fill areas up to state standards
or close them. Since they did

neither, the notice of violation
came down last Thursday,-
which could cost Gulf County a
$10,000 a day fine if they still

Revenue Department Hits Patrick

with Rej

- '-Te State Department of
Revenue advised Gulf County
Property Appraiser Samuel A.
Patrick that his property
assessment roll for the 1979-80
tax year has been turned down
-as not meeting state require-
ments for valuation of proper-
Patrick told The Star Tues-
day he has not received
official written notice of the
rejection of his roll as yet, but
he has been notified by
telephone by the state office
and is expecting a written
notice before the end of the
Patrick said his assessment
roll totaled $120,159,195.00.
The Department of Revenue
claims this amount lacks

section of Assessment Rolls

some 18 percent of meeting
state requirements of 80 per-
cent of full value of taxable
Patrick, said the figure
submitted to the state was for
taxable property only. He says
it is his understanding that the
DOR claims his roll is only 62
percent of actual value and he
must increase the value to 80
percent of real value before
they will approve the roll.
The assessment roll is the
basis for all taxing bodies in
Gulf County setting a tax rate
for the coming year.
Patrick said Hie is going to
increase the value of all the
property involved by 18 per-
cent and send it back to the
state to see if they will

Big Leak

For nearly seven months the City's water department
has been losing nearly a million gallons of water a month
from its system. It is easy to lose this much water and should
be an easy matter to find the leak, but this wasn't the case in
this instance.
For every one of those seven months, the water
department has searched for leaks, walking the entire
system at night when leaks can be heard more easily,
searching by day for tell-tale signs of water rising to the
surface, which it should have done with a leak of this
magnitude; checking meters, gauges and pumps; all to no
. avail.
The loss of water still continued.
Then last week, a section of Highway 98 caved in near the
railroad crossing just north of, Tomlinson's Gulf Service
Station. The Department of Transportation began digging
down to check the storm sewer pipe under the cave in for a
possible collapse of the pipe. They found the collapse and the
water leak.
At this point, one of the city's main supply lines from the
treatment plant to the tanks up-town, were both broken. The
storm sewer pipe had been built around the water line *ith
the water line, a 10-inch pipe, running through its middle. The
collapse of the storm sewer had cracked the water line,
causing the million gallons a month to run out the storm
. sewer line into the bay. The fact that the leak was inside the
storm sewer made it impossible to find with usual leak
^detection methods.
'Y Now, both the collapsed storm sewer pipe and the water
leak have been repaired, saving the city a considerable
amount of money each month.

approve the move. "This
means that all taxing agencies
in the county will have to roll
their millage back by the
percentage of increased val-
uation, which should not affect
the tax bill on any real
property to any appreciable
amount." State law requires
the roll-back of the millage
rate when valuation has been
increased. Taxing bodies in
Florida are allowed only a five
percent increase in tax dollars
received in any one year
without a referendum of the
people approving a higher

rate. This limit does not apply
to property which has been
improved since the last tax
notices were sent out.
Patrick said his office had
been notified in May of this
year to increase his property
appraisement values. The vet-
eran appraiser said he didn't
think it was the DOR's respon-
sibility to set Gulf County
rates, so he left the values as
they were. This action by
Patrick led to the rejection of
his appraisal roll submitted in

Road Paving
The Gulf County Road Department started work this
week on putting a paved surface on Cypress Avenue from
20th to 22nd Street and 22nd Street from Cypress to Long

don't act.
The land fill sites under
orders from the Department
of Environmental Regulation
are the Honeyville, Howard
Creek, Oak Grove, Port St.
Joe and White City areas.
State regulations are that
the garbage must be buried
under two feet of earth and
must be buried at least five
feet above thp water table.
Since the depth requirement
would put garbage in ground
surface water at all the sites,
the county must put in well
point systems at all the
garbage fill sites or close
This would leave only one
site in the entire county
approved for receiving gar-
bage by the DER. This site is
at the extreme north end of the
county, about five miles south
of the Calhoun County line. If
the county closes the other
sites - and it seems they must
- the entire south end of the
county must truck its garbage
to the land fill at the north end

of the county, some 30 miles
The county has been dealing
with DER in this matter for
nearly five years, now, getting
delay after delay while the
county tries to figure out a
solution to the problem which
they can live with economic-
ally. The County Commission
is now proposing the DER give
the county another delay while
the Commission makes an
application for a grant to

The City Commission has
tentatively approved of its
budget for fiscal year 1979-80,
with final approval to come

Avenues. The street, a main entrance to and from the Port St.
Joe Elementary School, was prepared for paving by the City
of Port St. Joe this past spring. The County is using its
equipment to put the paved surface on the street. The work is
expected to be completed before school starts late this
month. -Star photo

install an incinerator to burn
all trash and garbage in the
south end of the county.
Whether or not this request
will prevent the axe from
falling for a while, longer still
remains to be seen.
The county now has 30 days
to give DER a plan of what
they plan to do in the way of
garbage disposal and file a
permit for additional land fill
sites if they can be located. If
the county plans to close the
present sites, this plan must

after a public hearing on the
financial plan, scheduled for
September 4.
Tentatively, the combined
budget for the coming year
will total $5,683,289.00, for an
increase of $301,694.00 over
last year. Most of the increase
is due to funds placed in the
budget from a loan to com-
plete the work currently in
progress enlarging and im-
proving the water treatment
plant. Other increases include
a seven percent wage increase
for all city employees. Much'
of the wage increase was
offset by reductions in other
The millage tax rate has not
been set due to the uncertainty
over the assessment roll after
the Department of Revenue
turned down assessor Sammy
Patrick's roll this week. It's.
expected the mill rate will be
approximately the same as
last year, bringing in about
the same number of tax
A breakdown of the budget
shows the General Fund
spending at $795,259.00; Water
and Sewer Fund, $2,174,810.-
00; Oak Grove Water and
Sewer Fund (funded by the
people of Oak Grove) $17,-
870.00; Wastewater Treat-
ment Plant (funded jointly by
the City, St. Joe Paper Com-
pany and Sylvachem) $2,595,-
The only major increase in
funding was initiated by the
Commission Tuesday night,
when the sewer rate was

be filed with DER within 30
After the notice is given, the
paper filed on the Commission
states, "The respondent shall
close to incoming wastes no
later than 180 days after the
receipt of the order for
corrective action".
Neither the county, nor the.
cities of Port St. Joe and.
Wewahitchka have made,
Continued on Page 8

raised from 60 percent of the
water bill to 80 percent of the
water bill. The increase was
made because of the increased
cost in collecting and treating
In other business matters,
the Commission approved a
bond issue with Farmers
Home Administration in the
amount of $1.4 million to pay
for recent and present water
and sewer improvements. The
issue will run over a period of
37 years at a rate of five
percent interest.
The loan will be consum-
mated on August 20 with the
first payment due on Septem-
ber 1.
A request for a set back
variance for Ollie Stutzman to
construct two duplex houses
on Ninth Street was turned
down when residents of the
area objected. Stutzman
wanted to locate his duplexes
within five feet of the property
line. The zoning ordinance
calls for 10 feet.'
Ned Ailes, director of the
Guidance Clinic here in Port'
St. Joe, appeared before the
Commission asking for an
increase in the city contribu-
tion to the clinic' to help
continue a 24-hour a day "hot
line" for the emotionally
disturbed. Mayor Pate told
Ailes the Commission would
give his request serious con-
sideration as the budget is put
into its final shape. Ailes was
asking for an additional $400.

City's Budget for

'79-'80 $5,683,289

..AGE TWO THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. T


p Nuclear Plants

... Energy, Mon

Harold R. Denton, director of while reading
the Office of Nuclear Reactor in 1978 nuclear
Regulations has finally said the United States
.'.~" accident" at Three Mile Island was of the electric
caused by human error rather than The statistic
^ by mechanical failure. interested us
8 i Denton, himself a nuclear scien- plants saved u
tist said, in his final report, amount of oi
"somewhere along the way, if importedlast
something had gone differently, the quite a saving
7 accident would have been stopped". Denton st
i Reading of his report recently in States needs
the magazine, "Context" put out by after Three Mi
SduPont, Denton is still a champion of greatest need
� nuclear power listing it as a very is for more
viable answer to the energy short- power plant
age. lessen the po
Denton says that technologically Three Mile Isl
Lthe wastes from the plants can be
handledd and the reliability and After seei
Savings from nuclear generated our electric
jfilectricity are a definite plus in our Power's Crysta
arch for a solution of the current goes down fo
-wergy crisis. refueling, we'
, .One of the things we learned statement.

Plus and Min

An article in last week's papers
stated that childless couples enjoy
better relationships with each other
than those couples who do have
We doubt that.
The article, based on a report
from a group promoting childless
marriages, said couples without
children tend to have more outside
interests and work together on
projects more frequently.
That may be so, but we can't see
how they know if they are happier or
not. Couples with children have the ,
joy of seejiig thenr-grow up. They t
have the joy of--seeing 'them
accomplish things. They also have
the agony of seeing some of them
turn out bad or become critically ill
or injured. But how is a person going
to recognize a mountaintop if he
doesn't get down into the valley on

A Layman's View

Bible Notes


Psalm 139:1-4
Key Word: The Presence
and Power of God
(Verse 1) "0 Lord, thou hast
searched me, and known me.
(Verse 2) Thou knowest my
downsitting and mine upris-




the article was that
ar power plants in the
generated 12 percent
ity used by our people.
which particularly
was that the nuclear
s more than twice the
i the United States
yearfrom Iran. That's
ill feels the United
nuclear power, even
le Island. He says the
of the nuclear industry
intensive training of
operators to further
)ssibility of another
ng what happens to
bill when Florida
al River nuclear plant
or; maintenance or
1 buy Mr. Denton's


occasion. -*-
Too, if all married couples opted
for the route of better relationships
by declaring a moratorium on,
having children, hqw much longer
would we have couples?
We have experienced the lift of
our children leaving home after
becoming grown and we are now
living in a peaceful household with
none of the hassle of small children
around all day every day. Again,
how would we know we are now
having fun, if we hadn't had the
% lnsibility. ofarising children?
-i&'-w would'weenjdy .he thrill
, a wehjoyment of-grandcml4elild 'if-
we didn't have children.
To counter the group who would
advocate childless couples, there
are pluses and minuses with having
children and the plus side is far
longer than the minus side.

word in my tongue, but, lo, 0
Lord, thou knowest it altoge-
God desires His children to
know Him and understand He
is truly present. Verse one
tells us that God searches us,
looks beyond what is outside
and sees us spiritually, and
knows each of us. He knows
every good thing and every
bad thing about us.
Verse two says He is near
when we sit and when we
walk. He also understands our
thoughts even from start to

ing; thou understandest my
thought afar off.
(Verse 3) Thou compassest
my path and my lying down,
and are acquainted with all
my ways.
(Verse 4) For there is not a

Feels Dog Catcher "Has It" for His Dog

Dear Wesley:
This is an open letter to the
city commission and certain
city employees. I would like
an answer and would like the
answer to also be open to the
public and printed in The Star.
If we have a leash law, why
isn't it a leash law for
everyone and all dogs? Check
the dog pound. All I have ever
seen down there is small dogs.
I have witnessed the city dog

catcher pass right by many
dogs just in my area. I made a
list of seven different dogs he
did not even attempt to catch.
One dog he even stopped his

Dick Boyer Puzzled Over Our

Subscription Rate Schedule

Dear Editor:
I have been reading your
news paper for about as long
as you have been in business. I
read it because I like it and
also like your editorials.
I am glad that I take the
paper by the year as it is much
cheaper to buy it that way.
For example if is $5.00 per
year, or $3.00 per six months
which would be $6.00 per year.
However if I bought it by the
three months period it would
be $127.50 per month of $5.10
per year.
All the above is according to
your quotations of price on
page two of your news paper.

finish of our lives. (That is
what the words "afar off"

This is not ment as criticism,
it just goes to show you that
anyone can make a mistake.
And when one makes a
mistake, one usually hears
from so many person.
Best regards.
Dick Boyer

(Ed Note: Dick, we're both
wrong. As of July 1, the
subscription rate increased to
$6.00 for a year and $4.00 for
six months. The three months
subscription remained at
$127.50, probably the only
thing in the universe which
hasn't gone up in price in the
last 27 years.)

Verse three says He sur-
rounds (compassest) our
paths and our resting. He truly

truck for in order to allow the
dog to cross over to the other
side of the street. I once saw
him stop and call a dog, and
the dog did not come to him

nor did the dog run, but the
dog catcher got back into his
truck and drove off. I know
they will say I am writing this
letter because they caught my
dog and they are partially
right. They caught my dogs. I
paid $30.00 to get them out of
the pound (because of a crying
little girl) and I also spent
approximately $100.00 for
fence wire and materials to
reinforce their pen. I then sat
on top of my house and
observed the dog catcher pass
by other dogs again not even
attempting to catch them. I
called Mayor Frank Pate
about this and was told, quote:
"Well, the little dogs are not
causing the problem, the big
dogs are" unquote. I then told
Mr. Pate the small dogs were
the only ones they were

knows our all.
In Verse four God tells us
there is not a word formed by

catching, that they were not
bothering the big dogs. Mr.
Pate then said "Well, the big
dogs are hard to catch. The
small dogs are peoples pets
and don't cause any pro-
blems." Well, Mr. Pate, the
small dogs (peoples pets) are
what you all are still catching.
In the meantime the city had
picked up my small dogs
again. I called Dot Hadden
and told him I didn't feel I was
to be singled out and charged
with all the other free dogs,
when the dog catcher did not
even make an effort to catch
them. Mr. Hadden told me the
same thing Mr. Pate did but
he did give me my dogs.
Maybe my complaint gave me
special attention. It sure ap-
pears like it due to the many
trips the dog catcher makes
by my place. I have also
observed him sitting across
the street from my house
(waiting on my little dog to
come out of the fence). Maybe
if I wasn't getting so much
special attention he would
have time to cover other parts
of the city. The dog catcher
even filed a complaint against
me in court because he could
not catch my dog. How does he
know it was my dog? There
was no description of the dog

us that He is not aware of. If
our God is this all knowing
(and He is) shouldn't we give

on the complaint. On the date
of the complaint I was stand-
ing on my front porch at 7:10
a.m. watching the dog catcher
come down 10th Street and
park across the street from
my house. Is this proper
procedure? Do you normally
go to work this early? Enough
of that.
Now for my second item. I
am interested in knowing how
the city disposes of the dogs
(Continued Op Page 3)


Congress is a body
wherein the Seat is
uppermost on the mind
of its members.

a lot more thought to the way
we live? He desires that we
are careful in the way we live.



THE ONLY THING which is harder to
dispose of than atomic wastes, it seems, is
dredge spoil.
-*=- After the environmentalists took a look at
I the Peninsula last week, and the proposed
'iredge spoil sites, and hearing their reaction, it
, ,vas almost a situation which would make a
Person throw up his hands in despair. But, the
seriousness of the situation at the point and the.
need for the dredging of the channel, which is
half filled in with sand, won't allow us this
While the Corps of Engineers boat, "Wimi-
co" was at anchor just inside the point, one of the
environmentalists remarked to me in a casual
conversation at the side of the boat, while looking
into the water below, "I took a biological survey

y: Wesley R. Ramsey

here and, you know, there's all kinds of animals
down there". He's probably right. These animals
aren't peculiar to that particular spot, however.
They are all over the bay. The environmentalist
seemed to have the attitude that if they were
covered up with dredge spoil, that would be -the
last of them.
Since the spot to be dredged was only about
300 yards away, and the length of the dredge cut
was only some 1800 feet to get us out of trouble
with possible shipping accidents, I can't see
where placing spoil inside the peninsula, where
the Corps of Engineers say the best spot for the
spoil is located, will do any damage to any of
the animal population. Since the material to be
moved by the dredge is the same material found
in the spot of the proposed spoil site, I can see no

harm in the project, even if I were looking at it
through the eyes of an environmentalist. After
the dredging has been accomplished, the animal
population will be such in just a short while one
would find it difficult to find any evidence a
dredge had ever been there, so far as the animal
population is concerned.
Were there any rare species in that
particular spot, the environmentalists may have
an argument, but with the situation as it is, we
can't see where they have a legitimate argument
against the dredging.
I think Mark Thompson of the Department of
Commerce expressed the true reason the
environmentalists are dragging their feet with
issuing a permit for this project when he stated,
"I don't want it (the spoil) there".
I'll say this in defense of the environmental-
ists: if every civil servant were as dedicated to'
their cause as the environmentalists are, our
budget would balance itself in just a short while.
The environmentalists do need to realize they
are civil servants and not dictators.

busily getting ready to open a second bank here
in Port St. Joe. The bank, with headquarters in

Wewahitchka, is building a branch facility here
in Port St. Joe on Fifth Street, across from the St.
Joe Papermakers Federal Credit Union.
This isn't the first time Port St. Joe has had
two banks. A
A couple of months ago, my friend, Marion
Parker, now living in Tallahassee, sent me some
documentation to show that there were two
banks here back in the days of Old St. Joseph.
Marion's epistle included photo copies of
notes made here in St. Joseph by the Merchants
and Planters Bank dated May 3, 1844 and the
Commercial Bank of Florida, dated May 22,1837.
Marion says his records show the Merchants
and Planters Bank was a territorial bank
created by the territorial legislature in the old
city of Magnolia. The charter for this bank lay
dormant for several years and was reinstituted
by the plantation owners and growers that were
very jealous of the commercial merchants and
shipping interest that was thriving in St. Joseph
at that time.
The Commercial Bank of Florida was a
branch of the old Commercial Bank of Florida
which had banks in Tallahassee and Apalachi-
cola and founded the Commercial Bank of St.
So, just as Florida's limited branch banking.
law is allowing a second bank to be located in
Port St. Joe today, the branch banking laws of
the state back in what we now call history,
allowed two banks to open up in the city in those
The size of the notes have changed
somewhat. One of the note facsimilies sent by
Marion was for $2.00 and the other was for $5.00.
You can't borrow such a small amount from af
bank any more.


... to the Editor

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe. Fla. THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 1979


ASt. Joseph Among State Parks Showing Use Increase
tieenrnc- tt- n,-nr -tepot-n-aQu.+-isito

Despite a slight drop in
attendance during May and
June, Florida's state parks
ended the fiscal year with an
overall 14 percent increase in
' visitors. In all, more than 12.94
million persons visited the
state sites, compared to 11.35

million during the previous
Ney Landrum, director of
the Division of Recreation and
Parks, Florida Department of
Natural Resources, said the
decrease during May and
June is probably linked to the

gas situation.
Explaining the big increase,
in overall attendance, Lan-
drum said it may be partly
due to the opening of several
new parks.
According to the park direc-
tor, a noteworthy develop-
ment was the two percent
increase in campers. The 38
state parks with camping
facilities attracted 1.2 million
overnight guests, compared to

1.17 million during the pre-
vious year.
"This is the first time in four
years that camping has shown
an increase over the previous
year." Landrum pointed out.
"Also, we are noticing more
tent campers traveling by
automobiles than the big,
plush recreational vehicles of
past years," he said. "This,
too, is probably a reflection of
the gas situation," the direc-

tor added.
Most popular months for all
visitors during 1978-79 were
July, with 1.69 million: April,
with 1.42 million: and March,
with 1.36 million. Favorite
months for campers were
April, with 144,696: March,
with 143,601: and July. with
Attendance figures for the
parks are reported in three
categories: parks with full-

time entrance stations, were
receipts from fees give actual
visitor counts; areas report-.
ing traffic or sample counts of
visitation: and special feature
sites (with museums). Parks
with actual counts showed an
11 percent increase; areas
with traffic or sample counts
reported an 18 percent' in-
crease; and special feature
sites (with museums) showed
a nine percent decline.

Reporting actual visitor
counts were Bill Baggs Cape
Florida State Recreation
Area, on Key Biscayne, with
764,310 visitors; Hugh Taylor
Birch State Recreation Area,
at Fort Lauderdale, with
679.096 visitors: and John U.
Lloyd State Recreation Area,
at Dania, with 631,400.

Leading in the number of
campers was St. Andrews

State Recreauuon Area, at
Panama City, with 177,932
overnight guests. Other sites
popular with campers were
Anastasia, with 85,860; Joha-
thon Dickinson State Park,
Hobe Sound, with 80,155;
Bahia Honda State Recreation
Area, southwest of Marathon,
with 68,391; and T.H. Stone
Memorial St. Joseph Peninsu-
la State Park, near Port St.
Joe, with 64,649.

Harbor Pilots Are "Second

Oldest Profession" Says Maddox

Instant Fear

These crazy men. Danny Kirkland, left-andAJim Brooks,;
right, actually got close enough to this huge rattlesnake to
kill it. They put the hurt on the rattler last Thursday in White
City. The snake was five feet and six inches long, with 15 .
rattles and a button. --Star photo

Harbor pilots, according to
Dave Maddox of Port St. Joe,'
are the world's second oldest
profession.. Maddox, who
came to give the Rotary Club
some first hand information
on the harbor dredging prob-
lems, spent part of his time
telling some of the history of
the piloting profession.
Pilots are mentioned in the
Bible as a profession. The first
Congress gave the states the
right to control pilots, a
responsibility which they still
have. There are about 1,000
pilots in the United States, all
of whom must carry a state
and federal license.
In 14th Century France and
England, pilots were hung if
they lost their ships due to
their inadequacy.
Speaking of the point and its
need for dredging, Maddox
said the St. Joseph Peninsula
is shifting in a northerly
direction, gradually but sure-
ly. This means the Point is
moving toward shore and the
channel. As a matter of fact,
the point has now progressed
to the edge of the ship channel
entering St. Joseph Bay.
Maddox said the channel at
this point has been dredged
four times in recent years.
The present dredge request
made last fall calls for the
Corps of Engineers to approve
an expenditure of some $750,-
000 to clean .out the channel for
1,100 feet, making it once
,again 300 feet wide and 35 feet
Sdeep. "With all its shoaling,
the channell is now only 150
feet wide", Maddox said,
pointing out the danger of
bringing a 73 foot wide ship

through a 150 foot channel,
with a solid point of beach
sand on one side and tricky
currents on the other.
Maddox said the Corps put
out their bid notice for the
project last November, then
found out they had to have a
state permit. The need for a
permit is what put a screech-

ing halt to thd dredging plans
and is what still-has it halted.
Maddox said he has quit
bringing ships into the harbor
at night, which makes the
shippers unhappy over the
cost of cooling their heels for
several hours waiting to get
into the harbor. Maddox also
said oil tankers now coming

here carry only a partial load
because of the entrance condi-
tions, another situation which
doesn't, make the ship owners
very happy.
Guests of the club were Rev.
Morris Pepper of Scottsboro,
Ala., Judge Larry Bodiford of
Panama City, Ned Ailes and
Eldon Miller of Port St. Joe.

More Letters

nd cats. Is it true they put the out? Mr. Pate, Mr. Ramsey,
ogs into a culvert and back a and others on the board claim
ruck up to it exhausting the to be God fearing, decent men.
rucks carbon monoxide into Is this method decent? Is it
he culvert killing the dogs? Is humane? Sounds kind of bi-
true they drown the cats? Is zarre to me. In my checking I
true they then wrap them in was told you were supposed to
aper and haul them off to the use a needle. Can you, the City
lump, and just throw them Commission, explain all the

mtinued from Page 2

above? Can you and will you
truthfully answer my ques-
tions? Will you print the
answer? Think about it.
Robert L. Montgomery
CC: Tallahassee Democrat
Protection of Animals So-

Kennedy Argues With

Us Over Jobless Rate

) Dear Wesley:
In the first paragraph of
your editorial of last week and
I quote, "Last Tuesday night
John Robert Middlemas point-
(. ed out that Gulf County could
"' afford to pay its way on
financing its part of the
Regional Library System.
Commissioner Leo Kennedy
said it couldn't since Gulf had
a 14 percent unemployment
rate. Middlemas countered
with the statistics that Gulf
had the highest per capital
income of any county in the
library district. This was not
believed by the Commission,
Commissioner Kennedy in
I would like to take a
moment to analyze the above
quote from last week's Star.
First I never said Gulf County
shouldn't or couldn't pay its
fair share to the library
system, I think it should, but
not any more than our share.
What I did say in countering
Mr. Middlemas statement
that we did not have the
highest per capital income of
any county in the library
system since we had an
unemployment rate of 14 per
cent and I enclose a copy of
The Labor Force estimates
from Florida Department of
Commerce, Division of Em-
ployment Security. I wish you
.^ would print this report with
this letter which will show we
had we had an unemployment
rate of 13.6 per cent. Also in

this paragraph you state Mr.
Middlemas countered with
statistics. Mr. Middlemas was
saying only what he wanted us
to hear and believe he present-
ed no statistics. I would like
for you and Mr. Middlemas to
prove to me and our board
how Gulf County with a 13.6
percent unemployment rate
and our largest industry in the
county employing less people,
at a lesser pay scale per job
classification than a similar
industry in Bay County could
have a larger per capital
income than Bay County. I say
this you can't pour a cup of
water in my ear and make me
believe its raining. I'm not
from Missouri but I need

In your third paragraph you
wrote and I quote, "The thing
we're trying to do here is to
say Mr. Middlemas was right
and we don't believe the 14 per
cent figure was correct." My
reply to this is I don't think
you can get much closer to my
14 per cent figure than the 13.6
per cent figure quoted in the
table I've enclosed. Also I
have a comprehensive report
from The Apalachee Regional
Planning Council showing a 14
percent unemployment rate
for Gulf County.
I hope the above will clarify
my stand as to the Library
Leo Kennedy
County Commissioner

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MissKeiserBecomesBride Belin Wedding

of Peter Thomas Sacco

Wendy Ann Keiser and b
SPter Thomas Sacco were e
,-'" cited in marriage on July 29 " , . c
at the First United Methodist
Sturch of Mexico Beach. Rev. -
C.M. Parker officiated at the
' double-ring ceremony. Mrs.
' A. Chewning rendered music d
o Cthe organ.
The bride is the daughter of ,J
Lt. Col. (Ret.) and Mrs.
SKenneth G. Keiser of Mexicdo"
Si Beach. The groom's parents
are Dr. P. Peter Sacco of
Lower Lakes, California and
Mrs. Marie A. Sacco of Port
Given in marriage by het: c
Slather, the bride wore an . ,
imported white gown of Irish .

lace. The bodice featured a

, ith gathered lace as was the
three quarter length sleeves
hid natural waistline. The (
3loor length skirt was finished a
.-At lace to compliment the
$own. The bride chose a k
j picture hat enhanced with
scalloped alencon lace and h
battered tiny bridal pearls.
S Janice Manler served the '
pride as maid of honor and o
u~al Fabre served as best
Following the ceremony, the
ride's parents hosted a re-
S eption. Nancy Keiser, sister
f the bride, presidedover the
est book. Wedding refresh-
ents were served by Leslie ..
e and Paula Boyett.
F* following a wedding trip to
anama City Beach the cou- Mr. and Mrs. Peter Thomas Sacco
le will reside in Parker.M
The bride is a 1977 graduate
f Port St. Joe High School. their of the bride of Whiting, of the.groom of Port Richey,
The groom is a 1973 grad- N.J., Mr. and Mrs. R. Keiser, Mr. and Mrs. G.R. Sleeth of
te of Hillsdale High School aunt and uncle of the bride of Niceville, Mr. and Mrs. W.
San Mateo, California and is Valley Cottage, N.Y., Nancy Cayson of Blountstown, Mrs.
presently serving in the U.S. Keiser, sister of the bride of E. Boyer of Blountstown, Mrs.
r Force stationed at Tyndall Los Angeles, California, Mrs. D. Brigance of New Port
4, .F.B. E. Platvoet, great aunt of the Richey, and Mr. and Mrs.
., Out of town guests were: bride of Hawthorne, N.J., Percy Hornsby and family of
. Win. Girodet, grandmo- Mrs. Marie A. Sacco, mother Iron City, Ga.

Workshop for District H
Gar4e. u esda

Mrs. Kitty Marshall, Dis- Beach Highway 98, Panama officers and several commit-
rit II Director of the Florida City Beach. tee chairmen attend this work-
eeration of Garden Clubs, Mrs. Glenn Porter, District shop. Please contact club
Inc., has contacted all club Awards Chairman, will speak president, Louise Kessell, for
hnd circle presidents, and past on "Awards". Reports will be information concerning de-
district directors and club given by club presidents, with parture time. Bring a brown
f hairmen, to attend the a question and answer period bag lunch. Tea and dessert
wards and Presidents' work- to follow. will be furnished by the Gulf
shop to be held on Tuesday, The Sea Oats and Dunes Beach Garden Club.
�August 14, at 10 a.m., Central Garden Club, which compris- Also attending the meeting
'Time, at the Gulf Beach es St. Joe Beach, Overstreet, will be officers of the Port St.
Garden Club, Highway 79, Beacon Hill and Mexico Joe Garden Club. Please con-
Ibbtween Highway 98 and Beach, expects to have all tact Shirley Ramsey, club
president, for information.

Yield: 12 Muffins
% cup orange marmalade
I teaspoon grated orange peel
� teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
4 cup (% stick) butter
% cup sugar
2 eggs
2% cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
% teaspoon baking soda
% teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
In small bowl combine mar-
malade, orange peel, cinnamon
and nutmeg; set aside. In a
mixing bowl cream butter;
gradually add sugar and beat
until light and fluffy. Beat in
eggs, one at a time, beating well
after each addition. Sift
together flour, baking powder,
baking soda and salt; add to
batter mixture. Add butter-
milk; mix just until dry ingre-
dlents are moistened. Spoon 2
tablespoons batter into each
cup of a 12-cup buttered muffin
pM top with about 1 teaspoon
filling. Divide remaining batter

in cups. Bake in preheated 400*
F. oven, 20-25 minutes.
Yield: 18-20 Servings
4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
In large mixing bowl combine
flour and sugar. Cut in butter
with a pastry blender until the
mixture is the size of small
peas. Set aside 2 cups of mix-
ture. Combine ginger, nutmeg,
cinnamon and baking soda.
Blend into remaining flour mix-
ture. Add eggs and buttermilk.
Mix just until blended. Pat 1 cup
of reserved crumb mixture in
bottom of 13x9x2-inch buttered
baking pan. Spread batter even-
ly over crumbs. Sprinkle on re-
maining 1 cup of reserved
crumbs. Bake in preheated 375�
F. oven, 30-35 minutes or until
cake tests done. Serve warm.

The First Pentecostal Holi-
ness Church, 2001 Garrison
Avenue, has organized a pro-
gram for little girls called the
"G'ettes." This is for all girls
ages five to eight years of age.
The girls pictured are charter
members of this new G'ettes
The girls meet the first
Monday in each month from
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
The church van will furnish
transportation. Betty Barr,
the pastor's wife, will be the
director of the organization.
Mrs. Barr was pleased with
the turn out of eight girls for
the first meeting. For their

First Birthday
Heather Leann Raffield,
daughter of Ronnie and Tom-
mie Raffield of Port St. Joe,
celebrated her first birthday
July 17 with a party at the
home of her parents. Her
brother Bryan and a number
of relatives were there to help
her celebrate.
She is the granddaughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Raffield of
St. Joe Beach and Mr. and
Mrs. Leslie Stricklin of Court-
land, Alabama.

To the person that needed
,two green bathroom rugs that
I forgot and left lying on a
table in the laundry mat on
Reid Avenue Wednesday
afternoon, August 1 bad
enough to steal them.
If you will come to my house
at 304 Madison St. in Oak
Grove after 1:30 p.m., I will be
glad to give you the commode
seat cover that matches them.
Pat Anderson

The final wedding plans
citing Cynthia Smith and
ames Leonard Belin have
been announced by their ppr-
rnts, Chaplain and Mrs. Mal-
com Earl Smith of Fort
Walton Beach'and Mr. and
Mrs. Cleland Leonard Belin of
Port Saint Joe.
The bride-elect is the grand-
laughter of Mrs. Margaret
Smith and of Mr. and Mrs.
rohn Matthew Farrahar, all of
The groom-to-be is the
grandson of the late Mr. and
Mrs. W.J. Belin, and the late
Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Johnson of
Port Saint Joe,
Performing the double ring
ceremony will be Reverend
Johnie McCurdy and Chaplain
Malcom Earl Smith, father of
he bride.
Music for the wedding will
be provided by organist Ru-
hie Connor of DeFuniak
Springs, vocalist Patricia
Goodwin of Fort Walton Beach
and guitarist Ricky Yates of
Panama City.
Cheri Smith, sister of the
ride, will serve as maid of
honor. Serving as bridesmaids
will be Miss Becky Brown of
Marietta, Georgia, Miss Julie
Corbin of Fort Walton Beach,
Miss Debbie Doss of Fort
Walton Beach, Miss Susan
McGowin of Birmingham,
Alabama, and Mrs. Terry
Salter of Montgomery, Ala-
bama, sister of the groom-to-
be. Flower girl will be Leigh

Ann Salter, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Terry Salter of
Montgomery, Alabama.
Mr. Cleland Leonard Belin
will serve his son as best man.
Serving as groomsmen will
be George Anchors of Port
Saint Joe, Steve Belin of
Nashville, Tennessee, Terry
Salter of Montgomery, Ala-
bama, brother-in-law of the
groom, John Smith of Fort
Walton Beach, brother of the
bride, Jeff Spiller of Mobile,
Alabama, and-Ken Whittle of
Montgomery, Alabama.
The ringbearer will be
Joshua Bryan,' son of Dr. and
Mrs. Steve Bryan of Mont-
gomery, Alabama.
The marriage will take
place August 11 at 3:00 in the
First United Methodist
Church of Port Saint Joe. All
friends and relatives of the
couple are invited to attend
both the wedding and recep-
tion which will follow imme-
diately after the ceremony in
the church fellowship hall.

Randy and Lynne Parker
are proud to announce the
birth of their daughter, Jo-
lynne, weighing seven pounds,
thirteen ounces. She was born
at Gulf Coast Community
Hospital on July 8.
Maternal grandmother is
Mrs. Dorothy O'Shall of Port
St. Joe. Paternal grandpar-
ents are Mr. and Mrs. Donald
Parker of Simmons Bayou.

Left to right: Niki Eaker, Wendy Weston,
Carolyn Stephens, Holly Richter, Maria

Miss Janet Marie Stansel


Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Stansel announce the engage-
ment and forthcoming mar-
. ' "riage of their daughter, Janet
Marie, to Danny Christopher
Hallinan, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Harry W. Hallinan of Port St.
The bride-elect is a 1977
graduate of Port St. Joe and
plans to attend Tom P. Haney
Vocational School in January.
The bridegroom-elect is a
1976 graduate of Port St. Joe
and is currently employed by
George Thomas in Port St.
V Joe.
A private ceremony and
reception is planned for Au-
gust 31 at the Beach Baptist
Chapel with close friends and
relatives of the couple attend-

Perry, Angela St. Clair, Angel Barr and Lisa
Atkins. --Star photo

first meeting, they enjoyed a
trip to The Star to have their
picture made and also a trip to
the park.
Mrs. Barr went over the
program with the girls. They
will be learning to make doll
clothes, cooking, personal
grooming, and Bible verses.
The doctrine of the church will
not be taught at all, only Bible
verses and stories about Je-
sus, therefore all girls are
invited to join.
The G'ettes will enjoy trips
of all kinds, and hope to be
able to march in parades.
They will be required to have
a uniform made up of the

G'ettes colors of purple and
gold. The girls will work for
different achievements, re-
ceiving different gems for
their sash. Any girl interested
in becoming a G'ette may call
Mrs. Barr at 229-6622.

.Band Camp
The band director for Port
St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High School has
announced that band camp
will begin on August 8 and run
through August 14.
The camp will meet each
day from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00
p.m. in the band room.

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Are Wed
Deborah Hannah and Cap-
tain Frank Tramontana were
united in marriage Friday,
August 3, at 7:00 p.m. at
Chapel I, Tyndall Air Force
Base. Chaplain Larry Wills
performed the double ring
The bride chose Mary Dun-
can of Panama City as her
matron of honor. Special
attendants were Maria and
Anne Tramontena, the
groom's daughters.
Thomas Tramontana of At-
lanta, Georgia served as his
brother's best man.
Following the ceremony, a
pool-side reception was held at
the home of Marilyn Ake in
Panama City.
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Dane H. Short-
sleeve of Essex Junction,
Vermont. She graduated from
the University of Vermont and
is employed as an alcoholism
counselor with Panhandle Al-
coholism Council, Inc.
The groom, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph T. Tramontana of
Rochester, New York, holds
degrees from the University of
Maryland and Southern Illi-
nois University. He is on
active duty with the United
States Air Force at Tyndall
Air Force Base.
Following a wedding trip to
Atlanta, Mr. and Mrs. Tra-
montana will live in Panama
City. They are also residents
of Mexico Beach.



To Wed
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Mur-
zyn of Panama City announce
the forthcoming marriage of
their daughter, Joyce Monroe,
to Danny Baxley, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert B. Baxley of
Port St. Joe.
The wedding will be an
event of Friday, August 10 at
7:00 p.m., in the First Baptist
Church of Port St. Joe.
All friends and relatives of
the couple are cordially invit-
ed to attend.

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TIlE ST IR. Port St, .loe, Fli. THURSDAY, AUGUST 9. 1979


Retired Teachers Meet With

Mrs. A. P. Martin Monday
The Gulf Retired Teachers local group, there will be a III in Panama City, to which
ill hold their regular bi- meeting of Districts I, II, and all retirees are invited.

monthly meeting August 13 at
3:00 p.mn. in the home of Mrs.
A.P. Martin at 1301 Palm
Blvd. All teachers and other
school personnel living in Gulf
County who are retired or plan
to be in the next few years are
invited to attend.
The program will be on
cardiovascular health for old-
er persons. There will be a
film presentation with discus-
sion following.
There will be a report given
as to what the legislature did
this year that affects older
people. And plans will be
made for delegates to the
Florida Retired Teachers As-
sembly in St. Petersburg Sept.
5. 6. and 7.
On October 15. the next
regular meeting date for the

Gulf Teachers Urged to Attend

Negotiation Session Monday
All teachers in the Gulf meeting Monday at 4:00 p.m.,
County school system are in the Port St. Joe Elementary
invited to attend a negotiation School.

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A quiche is a dish with. great appeal. Originating in France,
the open-face cheese pie is now becoming very popular in this
country. Innovative cooks acrossthe land have developed many
variations.of the original quiche, and here is still another.
The basis of the quiche is a baked flaky pie crust. Into this
you sprinkle shredded Swiss cheese, chopped onion and pieces
of cooked lean breakfast strips. Finally you pour in a mixture
of'eggs, cream and seasonings.
After baking, garnish the quiche with curls made of cooked
pork breakfast strips cut into halves and cubes of Swiss cheese.
The quiche is great served in small wedges as an appetizer or
cut Into larger wedges as a luncheon dish.
Quick Quiche
Yield: 9-inch quiche
Baked pastry for 2 eggs, plus 2 extra egg
one-crust 9-inch pie yolks
12 ouncepackageSizzlean 1-1/2 cups heavy cream
3/4 cup shredded Swiss 1/2 teaspoon salt
cheese . 1/8 teaspoon white
1/4 cup chopped onion pepper
2 tablespoons butter
Cook 6 pork breakfast strips until lightly browned. Drain.
Cut into 1/4 inch pieces. Scatter over bottom of pie crust
with Swiss cheese and onion. Combine eggs, egg yolks, cream
and seasonings. Beat to combine well. Place quiche on rack in
V oven; pour liquid ingredients over all. Dot with butter. Bake in
3500F. oven for 25 minutes or until custard sets. Cook re-
maining pork breakfast strips and serve as garnish with quiche.

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niversaries and "just special"
occasions when the family
4has good reason to celebrate.
,"Then, file. this jewel of a.
I pudding cake recie eand rely
on it to make each -delicious
celebration, What makes this
cake so simple to prepare is a
j-package of Jell-O pistachio
I flavor instant pudding and
i pie filling right from the cup-
board shelf. It's combined
with yellow cake mix, eggs,
sour cream and a little oil
and blended together. Part of
the cake batter- is blended
with raspberry preserves arid
layered between the top and
bottom layers, which are all-
pistachio cake batter. Then,
a quick zigzag of a knife
through the batter produces
the ripple design which bakes
into the cake. There's no
need to fuss with frosting
when just a sprinkling of
confectioners sugar adds the
crowi.ng touch. .
Pistachio Raspberry-
Ripple Cake
1 package (4-serving
size) pistachio
flavor instant pudding
and pie filling
1 package (2-layer size)
yellow cake mix or
pudding-included cake
4 eggs
1 cup (1/2 pt.) sour
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup raspberry preserves
Combine pudding mix, cake
mix, eggs, sour cream and oil

in large mixer bowl. Blend;
then beat at medium speed
of electric mixer for 4
minutes., Blend preserves into
1 cup of the batter. Pour half
the pistachio batter into a
greased and floured 10-inch
fluted tube pan'. Spoon rasp-
berry batter into pan, away
from sides of pan. Spoon on
remaining pistachio batter.
Zigzag a knife through batter
to marble. Bake at 3500 for
50 minutes, or until cake
springs back when lightly


Presbyterian Church
Sixteenth Street and Forrest Park Avenue
Phone 227-1756


Welcome to Everyone

Phone 648-5205

the members of the

Church of Christ
invite you to meet with them:
Sunday Mcrrsing Bible Study ........... 10:00 A.M.
Sunday Morning Worship ............1 00 A.M.
Wednesday Night ..................... 7:00 P.M

Corner 20th St. & Marvin
For information call 229-6969




Counties Visiting
Florida Department of sumers, 18 years old and
healthh and Rehabilitative older, will have opportunities
services (HRS) retardation to voice their concerns and
clients from a 14-county Pan- problems and will be able to
handle area are attending the discuss with key staff mem-
Pourth Annual Consumer Con- bers the rights and responsibi-
erence mn August 8 and 9 at lities related to their concerns.
he Bill. Joe Rish Recreation The consumers will hear
lark, Cape San Bias, near status reports on issues and
lort St. Joe. concerns voiced at last year's
Participating in the confer-, conference.
nce will be approximately 45 Consumers will present to-
onsumers and staff members pics to be debated with a panel
�om community agencies and of developmental services ex-
unland Centers at Tallahas- perts at the conference and
ee and Marianna. The con- input will be solicited from the
clients for inclusion in pro-
gram operational objectives
C ake for the next two fiscal years.
The HRS District II con-
sumers will select two dele-
^^L ~gates to participate in the
a . , r SStatewide Consumer Confer-
o ence, tentatively scheduled
. for next March.
' Consumpers attending the,
S conference at Cape San Bias
will be able to choose recrea-
tional activities including
swimming, a marshmallow
roast, sing-a-longs, campfire
fellowships, and a movie,.
according to conference coor-
dinator Roland Fears.
The 14 counties in HRS
District II are: Holmes, Wash-
ington, Bay, Jackson, Cal-
houn, Gulf, Gadsden, Liberty,
Franklin, Leon, Wakulla, Jef-
ferson, Madison, and Taylor.
*Billy Joe Rish Recreation
Park (formerly- known as
Sunland Recreation Park) is
reserved for Florida citizens
who have developmental dis-
... abilities. Located on the St.
Joseph Peninsula on State
ouched and cake begins to Road 30, 30 miles west of
pull away from sides of pan. Apalachicola and 15 miles
Do not underbake. Cool in from Port St. Joe, the 99-acre
ian 15 minutes. Remove facility has a mile of beaches
rom pan and finish cooling facility has a mile of beaches
in rack. Sprinkle with con- and is equipped with seven
ectioners sugar, if desired. air-conditioned cottages and
. In high altitude areas, cabins and recreation facili-
with either cake mix, use ties accessible by wheelchair
arge eggs, add 2/3 cup all- for year-round use.
purpose flour and 1/3 cup The park also has a large
water; reduce sour cream to
3/4 cup and oil to 2 table- recreation-cafeteria building,
poons. Bake at 3750 for 50 a constant depth swimming
o 60 minutes. pool with dressing room, an

For Sale - Two Vehicles

1973 Olds Delta Royal
1977 Ford % ton Pickup
4-wheel drive
Can be seen at Wewahitchka State Bank or
Call Wewahitchka State Bank at
639-2222 for information




Bull Dozer, Bush Hogging,
and Fill Dirt
Back Hoe, Discing & Levelling

Phone for Free Estimates


infirmary, numerous camping
hookups and sheltered picnic

Jaclyn Dyan Wimberly

She' One
Jaclyn Dyan Wimberly cel-
ebrated her first birthday
Saturday, July 28. Those at-
tending the celebration were
Norma, Rhonda and Jean
Murray, Andy and Deloris
Wimberly, Pam Sullivan,
Kristi and Marty Kirkland.
Jaclyn is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Wimber-


Look to Florida First National Bank at Port St. Joe for your financial needs.
We're here to serve you anyway we can. For mortgage loans, car loans,
home improvement loans, personal loans, we've got you covered. For checking
accounts, savings accounts, IRA accounts, see us first. Bank by mail or use our
drive-in windows. See us about Master Charge Cards, BankAmericard or Florida
Credit accounts. Ask about travelers checks, safe deposit boxes, trust funds.
Where else can you get all this in one place? You have to hand it to us. ..we offer
you full service!

Florida First National Bank

at Port St. Joe 2

Phone 229-8282












SSt. Joe Auto Parts
201 Long Avenue Phone 229-8222

504 Monument Avenue
First St. & Monument Ave.



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2 large tracts available at
i right prices (1) one mile
from turnoff on the Cape;
(2) over 4000 feet fronting
., the Gulf, extending to Hwy.
i 30, towards Indian Pass
.- from the curve. Signs on

Fantastic investment op-
portunity, 31 acres, more or
t less, prime waterfront pro-
C perty, 1,500 feet on the Gulf,
|35 lots platted, room 'for
many more, fully equipped
restaurant building, great
. potential for resort.

We're Here For You.T.
Each office is independently owned and operated.

Sparkling blue waters, tall palms, sea oats, white
sand. That's the scene at Gulf Aire. A wonderful place
to live permanently or just relax during your leisure
This is the tops in investment property. Choose
your lots soon. Almost half have been sold!

5 high & dry acres with 2
bdrms, 1% baths, mobile
home, added 14x20 Florida
room. This garden spot is on
Hwy. 71, 18 mi, from Port
St. Joe and features such
goodies as fruit trees, grape
arbor, approx. 3 acres in
pasture, enough grass for 3
cows and hay storage area.
Also a storage shed with
added overhang to protect
equipment. See this to be-
lieve it and only $24,000.00.


30x90' commercial lot on
corner of Reid Ave. & 5th St.
Across alley from City Hall.
Priced right and owner will

520 8th St. Live in a new 3
Sbdrm, 1'/� ba. home and
collect income from your 2
* bdrm, 1 bath rental house on
yor property. Only $27,500
buys both houses!

$2,000 down will buy this
comfortable 3 bdrm, 1% ba.
home. FHA approval allows
this low down pmt. 2 screen
-' porches and paved carport.

Nice corner location in low
traffic area. 1912 Juniper.
1.1 acre commercial loca-
tion, corner Butler Rd. & U..
98. Excellent motel, gas
station or store site. But-
ler's Rest. sign located in
middle of this tract. Call for
further details.

Lovely corner lot, 3 bdrm, 2
ba home, liv. rm w-dining
area, den, eat-in kitchen,
carpeting thru-out. Room
for the children and con-
venient to schools. 2111


Charming 3 bdrm, 2 bath
;home on 1�/ canal lots with
boat dock. Vaulted ceiling'
,and fireplace in large den
overlookingg canal. Priced
beiow replacement. Cen.
h&a, commodious double

Mobile home ready for a
new owner. Everything in-
cluded from vacuum to lots
-of wicker on your 24'x16'
i Florida rm-den w-elec. fire-
'place. 3 bdrm, 2 ba. living
rm, eat-in kitchen. You'll
have to see this for yourself.
Alabama Drive.

10 Acres - corner of 386A
and Overstreet Road. Ideal
location, excel. potential.

Waterfront - 4 bdrm, 2 ba.
completely remodeled, new
cen. h&a,. large screen
porch facing Gulf, sells
completely furnished in-
cluding washer and dryer. A
fine home with a perfect
view. 13th & U.S. 98.

Almost new brick home on 2
lots. 3 bdrm, 2 ba. liv. rm w-
stone fireplace, dining area,
enclosed double garage, c-
h&a, carpeting thruout.
W.I 11UUU, M. ,a- ....nVi

Well built, v(
utility bills,


Excellent construction
double garage, laundry rn
18x36' swimming pool. A
corner Court and Alabam

. Mobile home on 11/2 high dry
lots. 3 bdrm, 1 bath, expan-
do living room, a-c, well,
partially furnished, even
--:includes set of World Book
encyclopediaa. Selma St.
Bargain at $12,500.

"Price reduced! Duplex
pnly 2� blocks from the
,beach. Excellent income
-opportunity for interested
investor. Columbus St.
Hate to be cooped up? Relax
on your 16x60' screened
porch in rain or shine! This
2 bdrm, 1 bath furnished
? mobile home has it. Corner
Alabama & Santa Anna.


Sherrie Zyski

Sandra Clenne:

Route 3, Be


Modern 3 bdrm, 2 bath brick
home on la4 .acres. Over
3500 sq. ft. which includes
beautiful 1 bdrm, 1 bath apt
which may be used as part
of the main hosue to accom-
modate a large family.
Located at the end of Tupelo
St., priced in mid '50's.

1.99 acres. 150' on SR30 to
Indian Lagoon. Approx. 650'
depth. An ideal building
site, cleared and filled.

Almost new home - quiet
location & close to beach. 3
bdrm, 2 bath, living rm,
dining area, cen. h&a, cov-
ered carport w-utility rm,
9x12' storage shed included.
Priced in mid 30's.

New Listing: Good fishing
within walking distance of
this 2 bdrm, 1 bath home on
2 lots. Tall pines, dogwoods
& azaleas grace the yard.
There's even a swing on the
screened front porch. Call
and let us show you this
property today. $18,500.

Owner will finance - $6,000
down and balance at 9 per
cent. Recently remodeled 4
bdrm, 2 ba. home on 1.6
acres. A nice home and af-
fordable terms. Take ad-
vantage of this and own
your own home! "

Large shade trees invite
cool country living in thsi
well cared for 3 bdrm, 2 ba.
home on approx. 1 and a
third acres. Call today for
an appt. $29,000.

Brick 3 bdrm, 2 bath home,
garage, chain link. fence.
Low down pmt., arrange
own financing, seller will
take a 2nd mortgage. $23,500

ery re reasonable
So comfortable-Large
live-in kitchen with refriger-
tor, built-in range, dish-
washer, eat at bar. New
heating and cooling system.
Huge master bedroom, nor-
mal second. On two lots. In
the 20's.

i. 2 bdrm, 2 bath brick with
i, den. Landscaped lot with
beautiful permanent home
a. By appointment only.

1 blk. from beach, 3 bdrm, 1
ba., corner of Pine & Ameri-
cus. Almost completely fur-
nished. $27,500.

Use your own final touches.
Partially finished 3 bdrm,
112 ba. home, large living
rm, kitchen and family rm
combo, garage & utility rm.
On 75x100' cleared lot. Ad-
joining corner lot may be
purchased with home. Cor-
ner Americus & DeSota.

3 bdrm, 112 bath, mobile
home on 75x150' lot. Less
than 2 blocks from beach.


Reid Ave.-Ideal location
for hotel or could be con-
verted to shops or offices.
6100 sq. ft. brick building.
Heavily reinforced interior
columns, kitchen facilities.
30 rooms, 17 baths. With or
without bar. Financing
available at 8 percent.

A large selection of excel-
lent building lots in Mexico
Beach, St. Joe Beach, Bea-
con Hill, plus Gulf Aire' lots.

Commercial lots 90x190',
120x90' and 85x170' in Mex-
ico Beach Business Center.
Large commercial lot - 275'
frontage on Hwy. 98, 320' on
canal - strategic corner on
seagoing canal.

Between U.S. 98 and Gulf.
168' on water, 164' on high-
way, over 250 feet deep.
Prime investment at $42,-


- Associate, Patty Miller

229-8494 Jim C
After Hours:

element 648-5482

y 229-6310 Donnie Lange 229-8004

ox 167A - Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456

9 Hwy. 98 - MEXICO BEACH

Sears BEST Hydroglass
shallow well jet pump, model
39025100, a2 h.p., used 7 mos.,
still under warranty, $125;
Sta-rite 12 h.p. shallow well
pump, $35; Tappon refrigera-
tor, $75; child's Bobby-Mac
car seat (child to 40 lbs.), $10;
child's Cosco play pen, $5;
child's Cosco high chair, $10.
648-8958. tfc 8-9

Home at Bryant's Landing
on 2 leased lots. Furnished
with 2 stores, 2 refrigerators,
3 beds, 2 tables, 1 bath and
shower. $2,500. Call Arch
Williams at 653-8737., 2t 8-9

Little black poodle wants a
good home. Call 648-5873. It

Reduce safe & fast with Go-
Bese Tablets & E-Vap "water
pills". Campbell's Drug,
3t 8-9

Yamaha, I yr. old, low mile-
age. $650. Call 648-5873.
It 8-9

Rummage Sale: Thursday
only (today). Clothes, cur-
tains, 1 couch, table & chairs,
misc. items. 225 5th St., High-
land View, 8:30 - 5.

Garage Sale: Friday and
Saturday, 9 til 6, clothes,
household items, odds & ends.
1308 Woodward Ave.

Yard Sale: Marquardt's
Marina, Mexico Beach, from
8-5, Fri. and Sat., Aug. 10 & 11.

Back to School Rummage
Sale,; new and used items,
plants, arts & crafts. Aug. 18,
Mexico Beach Shopping Cen-
ter, 8 a.m. (CST) until 6 P.M.

Moving West, selling furni-
ture, antiques, 3 air cond.,
baby items, beach furniture,
books, records, dishes, cloth-
es & more. 79 6th St., Apalach-
icola. ' 2t8-9

Quart canning jars with new
lids, $2 a doz. 229-6840. ltp 8-9

Will mow lawns.
Call 229-6336
tfc 8-2

Griffin's Refrigeration &
Air Conditioning Repair
All Types Appliance Repair
Heating & Cooling Contractor
Electrical Contractor
Authorized GE & Hotpoint
Phone 229-8586
tfe 3-15

Babysitting in your home.
Call 229-6336, Cindy Murdock.
tfc 7-12

Building & Remodeling
Harvey Allen
Phone 229-6107
4tp 7-26

Carpentry Work Do
Reasonable Rates
Jimmy Johnson
Phone 229-8757

Alcoholics Anonymi
Port St. Joe Serenity G
Sunday 4:00 P.M. E
St. James Episcopal Cl

Alterations done
home. 621 Madison St
Sollars. 227-1490. i

Membership in St. Joseph
Bay Country Club, also new
Roto-Spader from Sears. Call
648-8920 after 6:00 P.M.
2tp 8-2

12x65' mobile home on 75x
175' lot. Will sell separately or
together. Call 648-8920 after
6:00 P.M., on Gulf St., St. Joe
Beach. 2tp 8-2

Garage Sale: moving sale
priced to go. Good women's
clothes, size 12-16. Household
items, records, books, shoes,
hibachi, jewelry & food stuffs.
147 Ave; B, Apalachicola. 653-
8029. * 2tc 8-9

Combination Yard & Living
Room Sale: Aug. 8 & 9, 3 till
dark, Aug. 10 and 11, all day.
Furniture, toys, clothing, etc.,
1004 Garrison Ave. ltc 8-9

Fedders air conditioners,
window and central units. If
interested call 648-5315 for
more information. ltp 8-9

Yard Sale, 519 4th St., Sat.,
Aug. 11th, 9:00, 4 families.
Lots.of nice misc. items.

Apalachicola, Fla.
Friday - Saturday
August 10 and 11
This ad will admit 2 adults
free Saturday night.
Next week:
Cannibal Girls

3 bdrm, 1% bath, 1969 Bal-
mour mobile home. Will sell
for $2,900. Phone 653-9691,
Apalachicola, Bryan Hand.
2tp 8-2

6 FT. X 10 FT. OR ROUND.
We deliver and assemble.
Terms available. WESTERN
AUTO, 219 Reid Ave. 227-1105.

CB Radios, Johnson, Craig,
Surveyor, antennas, base sta-
tions, terms available. West-
ern Auto.

Complete Wood Shop
Custom Cut Lumber
Want to Do It Yourself?
Then come see us for Stan-
ley tools, hardware, paneling,
paint, lumber.
Earley's Hardware &
Building Supply
Hwy. 98 W. 227-1763
tfc 8-5

Charles H. Stephens
227-1622 or 229-8032

.Psychological services for
anyone with problems in day-
to-day living. Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Port St. Joe.
227-1145. (24 hr.)

Irons, toasters, blenders, cof-
fee makers, hair dryers,
ovens, fryers, etc. Other ap-
tfc 2-2 pliance work also. Contact G.
L. Sullivan, 116 Westcott Cir-
ous cle, Port St. Joe, after 5 p.m.
iroup tfc'5-17
church Call for
in my 648-5873

. Mrs.
tfc 7-26

tfc 2-15

Septic Tank Cleaning
Phone 229-8007
tfc 11-30

Going Fishing?
,Stop here first
for a complete
For Cable TV lneof
n.. Id ai ortn St Joe Fishing Tackle

Phone 229-7232 Hurlbt Supply
Or Visit the Telephone Compqny Hurbut Supply
Business Office tfc 1-4 306 Reid Ave.

1979 1512' Riviera tri-hull
walk thru windshield; 1979 75
h.p. Johnson, galvanized trail-
er, many, many extras. Take
up payments or either pay off.
229-8426. tfc 8-2

Four burner, double oven
Frigidaire stove, excel. cond.,
$100. Call 227-1858 after six
p.m. tfc 7-19

DRAPERIES-Ready made
and custom made. Large sel-
ection of swatches to choose
from. Roche's Furniture and
Appliance Store, 209 Reid
Avenue, phone 227-1730.

DRY cleaning carpets is
easier, faster and safer with
HOST. Rent our machine. St.
Joe Furniture. 227-1251.

Call Betty Gilbert

Rubylea Hall, a historical
novel based on facts, center-
ed around Saint Joseph where
Florida's first Constitution
was drafted in 1838.
This book is now available
at the following locations:
Pauline's Restaurant
Hickory House
Ready Arts and Craft Shop
The Star
Sugar Plum Tree Gift Shop
Beach Grocery, St. JoeBeach
Ming's Green House & Garden
Center, St. Joe Beach
Gulf Sands Restaurant, M.B.
Fiesta Food Store, M.B.
Kerigan Kargo, M.B.
Mexico Beach Grocery, M.B.
The Fish House, M.B.
Mrs. Eunice H. Brinson, 216
Sixth Street, Port St. Joe, or
call 229-8663.
3tp 7-26

"Once you miss the first
buttonhole, you never man-
age to button up." Goethe


Sears Catalog Sales

Leon Pollock, Owner
410 Reid Avenue

Machine Work - Welding
506 First Street
Phone 229-6803
Machinist on duty all day
every day

Time to get those mowers
repaired & ready to make.
yard work easier. Also re-
pairs on Outboard Motors
Free Pick-up & Delivery
Wallace Bishop 227-1783
1st St., White City

dr. hdtp., fully loaded, low
mileage, excel, cond. $800.
Call 639-2895 in Wewa, 2tc 8-2


3 bdrm, 2 bath home with
living and dining room. Close
to schools, 107 Yaupon St. Call
229-8021 after 5:00p.m. tfc 8-9

House in White City. On
Charles Ave., at end of street.
2 Ig. bedrooms, Ig. liv. room,
kitchen and dining area, new-
ly painted, new roof, dish
washer, Ig. corner lot, carport,
paved driveway. Call 227-1590
or 763-5023. tfc 7-26

For Sale by Owner: 2 bed-
room masonry home, furnish-
ed, on a large fenced lot. 513
4th St. Port St. Joe, FL 229-
8124. 4tc 8-2

20 acres, Calhoun County,
$19,000. If interested, call 229-
6572. 3tp 8-2

For Rent: 'Small furnished
house at St. Joe Beach. 648-
5144. tfc 8-9

Daily - Weekly -
Monthly Rates
Air Conditioned
302 Reid Ave. 229-8723

For carpets cleaned the way
professionals do it-at afrac-
tion of the cost, rent Rinse N
Vac, the portable steam car-
pet cleaning system. Avail-
able at Western Auto, phone
227-1105, 219 Reid Ave.
tfc 3-16

No need for wet carpets.
Dry lean them with HOST.
Use ooms right away. Rent
machine. St. Joe Furniture,
227-1251. tfc 10-23

Brick house with wagon
wheel. St. Joe Beach, facing
Gulf, corner U.S. 98 & Pine
St. 2bdrms, furn., air cond.,
cen. heat, Ig. living rm with
fireplace, roof deck, car-
port, available now. See
Mrs. Smith at Beach Gro-
cery, 648-5024, or call J.
McGlon at 904-385-2620.
ltp 8-9

2 & 3 bedroom mobile homes
for rent. $155 monthly.
Mobile home sites only $45
monthly. City water and
garbage pickup included.
On site travel trailers for
rent by day, week, or mo.
R.V. sites for rent by day,
week or mo. All the above
on large lots in secluded
wooded area with store, rec.
hall and' laundry. Rustic
Sands Resort Campgrounds
Mexico Beach, FL 648-9933
or 648-5229. It 8-9

12x70' mobile home, 3 BR,
2 complete full baths, sleep-
ing facilities for 8. To rent
for summer by the day,
week or month. No pets al-
lowed. Ski Breeze Camp
sites. 9 mi. s.e. of St. Joe on
Hwy. C-30. (904) 229-6105.
tfc 6-28

17/2' camper, parked on
Gulf side, sleeps 4. By the
day, week or month. No pets
allowed. 9 mi. s.e. of St. Joe,
Ski Breeze Campsites. 229-
6105. tfc 6-28

1974 Ford Torino, a-c, good
cond., good on gas. $1,100. 653-
9855. 2t8-9

1976 Ford Pinto, air, power,
brakes, power steering, new
radial tires. $2,700.00 cash.
Call 227-1469. 2tc 8-2

1978 F150 Ranger long wheel
base pickup. Power steering
and brakes, a- a am-fm radio,
runs on reg. gas. A very sharp
looking truck, in top notch
condition. Call 227-1278, 9-5; or
after 5, 227-1768 or 227-1355.
$5,900. tfc8-2
1972 Pontiac Bonneville, 2

Kitchen Cabinets -
Vanities - Mill Work
Cabinet Hardware & Tops
412 Monument Ave.,
Port St. Joe
Glen Combs
tfc 1-4

"Ithink it woas something I oe*."

kills bugs for
up to six months,
and saav you about $100 yeard
in cosity pest control services.
Use of Sprayer free with
purchase of Rid-A-Bug
306 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe Florida

Carriers needed fop--kan-
ama City News Herlal in Po" '
St. Joe area. Call Mr. Cox, 229-
8019. 2tc 8-2

Applications are being ac-
cepted by the Gulf County
Senior Citizens Association,
Inc., for a parttime bookkeep-
er. High School education and
training in bookkeeping are a
minimum requirement. The
bookkeeper will be required to
prepare payroll; to maintain
monthly, quarterly and year
end tax reporting; prepare all
reports according to federal
requirements; meet financial
obligations of the project with
promptness, reporting appro-
priate financial matters to the
project director and the board
of directors, and providing
further assistance to either as
they may request. Applica-
tions will be accepted through
August 15, 1979.
Applications may be obtain-
ed at the Senior Citizens
Association office upstairs at
the Motel St. Joe office. This is
an equal opportunity employ-

Gulf County Guidance Clinic
is accepting applications for a
Psychiatric Nurse. Minimum
requirements: graduation
from accredited school of
nursing; license by Florida
State Board of Nursing; prior
experience in mental health
setting desirable. Duties in-
clude: outpatient aftercare,
therapy and crisis interven-
tion. Starting salary is $9,000-
$12,000. Send resume to: Ed-
win R. Ailes, Executive Direc-
tor, Gulf County Guidance
Clinic, 311 Williams Avenue,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.

ED: Diamond watch in the
downtown aresd Return to,The y'
Star. ' 2tc8-2

Found: Hound dog, Sim-
mons Bayou area. Can have
by describing and paying for
this ad. 229-6495 after 5 p.m.
ltp 8-9

As of the first date of the
publication of this notice,
August 9, 1979, I will not be
responsible for any debts
incurred by anyone other than
H. L.Parrish
4tp 8-9

There will be a regular com-
munication of Port St. Joe
Lodge No. 111, F. & A.M.,
every first and third Thursday
at 8:00 p.m.
J. L. SIMS, W.M.
J. P. Cooley, .Sec.

R.A.M.-Regular convoca-
tion of St. Joseph Chapter No.
56. R.A.M. 1st and 3rd Mon-
days, 8 p.m. All visiting com-
panions welcome.
E. William McFarland, Sec.

The V.F.W. will meet the
second Tuesday of every
month at 7:30 p.m. at But-
ler's Restiurant. tfc 5-31

Public Notices
IN RE: The Marriage of
Husband . Petitioner,
Wife - Respondent.
TO: Cassie R. Gay
c-o Milton L. Smith
PurvIs, Mississippi 39475
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition
for Dissolution of Marriage has been
flfied In the above styled cause In the
Circuit Court, Fourteenth Judicial Cir.
cult of the State of Florida, In and for
Gulf County, Florida, and you are
commanded to serve a copy of your
written defenses, If any, on Fred t .
Witten, Attorney for Husband - Petition-
er, whose address s P. 0. Box 447, Port
St. Joe, Florida, 32456, on or before Aug.
ust 9, 1979, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before service
on Husband's Attorney or Immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default may be
entered against you for the relief deo.
mended In the Petition for Dissolution o(


WITNESS my hand and seal of the
Court at Port St. Joe, Gulf County,
Florida, this 10th day of July,'1979.
Circuit Court Clerk -



THE STAR,'Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, AUGUST 9,1979

(~: .:' -.

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 1979


Tennis Tourney Nets

$700 for GARC Fund

Local merchants, industries
and civic organizations spon-
sored a tennis tournament this
past week end, with all
proceeds going to the Gulf
County Association for Retar-
ded Citizens.
Funds raised by the tour-
nament will be used to finance
a trip for a Gulf County citizen
to attend the International
Special Olympics in New York
August 13-18. Attending and
participating in the interna-
tional event will be Sammy
Pharhman of Wewahitchka.
Sammy placed first in state
competition in his division in
the 220 yard dash.
Funds not needed to finance
the trip will be used to
enhance the quality of pro-
grams for the retarded clients
of the Gulf County Adult
Activity Center.
The results of the tennis
tournament follow:
Second Round
Darrell Norton of Marianna
defeated Boyd Bulgar of Geor-
gia 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Phillip Hunter
of Port St. Joe defeated Fred
Skinner of Port St. Joe 6-1, 6-7,
6-2. David Scott of Moultrie,
Ga., over Talman Sisk of Port
St. Joe by default. Montez
Robinson of Panama City over
Phillip Davis of Port St. Joe

Brenda Arnold returns the ball to Connie Stoutamire, in
the background in the tennis tournament Saturday afternoon.

Recreation Department

Forming Soccer Group

The Recreation Department
is running a survey to deter-
mine how many people are
interested in forming a soccer
league in Port St. Joe. They
are looking for school age
youth and interested adults.


' Tells

Rev. Johnie McCurdy, who
the Kiwanians trust to handle
their money, was the program
at the Kiwanis meeting Tues-
i;day. Johnie, who along with
.;Billy Joe Rish, Gladys Brown
%and others he didn't mention,
took some 18-20 kids from
their church to Rabun Gap,
camping . . . camping like
sleeping on the ground in
Johnnie said he had a bad
back and spent his nights in
the wilds down the road in a
Johnie said Billy Joe and'
-Gladys were the cooks. He
said, "I don't know what we
were eating, but it tasted
pretty good at times." The
speaker said Billy Joe and
Gladys spent their $80.00
grocery allowance on the
second day and had to borrow
money from everyone for the-
Srest of the week.
McCurdy said the group
took side trips from their
camp in the. Chattahoochee
(-National Forest every day and
Tsaw such sights as Gatlinburg,
Tenn., the Passion Play at
Cherokee, the Christmas dec-
oration factory at Helen, Ga.,
and Talullah Falls.
"We had a grand time",
McCurdy summed up.
Guest of the club .was Lt.
Gov.-elect, Bill Gobat of Pan-
ama City.

Pvt. Thomas

Assigned to

Ft. Benning
Pvt. Robert J. Thomas, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Tho-
mas, Jr., 233 Avenue F, Port
St. Joe, recently was assigned
as a military policeman with
"the 988th Military Police Com-
pany at Fort Benning, Ga.
Thomas entered the Army
in February 1979. He is a 1978
graduate of Port St. Joe High

Coaches are also needed for
these leagues. If you are
interested in this area please
call the Recreation Depart-
ment at 229-6119 or come by
the office in City Hall.

Grid Players

Meet Tuesday

6-1, 6-0.
Darrell Norton defeated
Phillip Hunter of Port St. Joe
7-6, 6-1. Montez Robinson won
over David Scott of Georgia
6-1, 6-2.
Montez Robinson defeated
Darrell Norton, 6-1,6-2. Phillip
Hunter forfeited third place to
David Scott.
Third Round
Bulgar-Scott defeated Ned
Ailes-Norton, 6-0,6-4. Roscoe
Lynch-Charles Britt won over
Robinson-Bill Hill 6-1, 5-7, 6-1.
Lynch-Britt defeated Bul-
gar-Scott 6-0,4-6,6-4.
Third Round
Corine Britt, Panama City
defeated Brenda Arnold, Port
St. Joe 6-1, 6-1. Sissy Lowery,
Port St. Joe over Mary
Duncan of Marianna.
Connie Britt defeated Sissy
Lowery 6-4, 6-0 for first and
second place. Mary Duncan
defeated Brenda Arnold 6-4,
David Bray, Port St. Joe
defeated Chuck Worley 6-4,
6-0. Bill Hill won over Ned
Ailes 1-6, 6-1, 6-2.

Bill Hill over David Bray
4-6, 6-1, 6-2. Ailes defeated
Worley 6-2, 6-2 for second and
third place.
The GARC would like to
thank Roscoe Lynch, tourna-
ment director, Fred Allen,
city recreation director, Bren-
da Arnold and other local
citizens and merchants for
making the tournament a
success and for the support of
the local Association for the


Tied In


First Baptist Church and
Long Avenue Baptist Church
began a two out of three
play-off for the Church League
championship last Monday
night at the local softball
Long Avenue took the first
game by a score of 15-8. First
Baptist then bounced back to
tie the series with a 12-11 win
in the second game.
The final game in the series
will be played Friday night at
7:00 p.m., at the softball
complex, located behind the
high school.

Roscoe Lynch, tennis tournament direc- tournament. Recreation director, Fred Allen,
tor, presents Vicki Abrams, GARC director a center, looks on.
check for $700 as proceeds from the -Star photo

Flag Football

Coaches Wanted
Coaches for the youth flag
football are needed. Anyone
interested in being a coach for
one of these teams please call
the Gulf County Recreation
Department at 229-6119 or
come by the office located in
the City Hall. 2t

You Are Cordially Invited to Attend


Baptist Church

Corner Long Ave. and 16th St.

SUNDAY SCHOOL ................... 9:45A.M.
MORNING WORSHIP ................ 11:00 A.M.
CHURCH TRAINING................. 5:45P.M.
EVENING WORSHIP ................ 7:00 P.M.
PRAYER MEETING (Wednesday).... 7:00 P.M.

Rev. J. C. ODUM,

Jerome Carder,
Minister of Music



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There will be a meeting of . -
all varsity football players, at .. '... :
the,-High-, Schoologym_.. on . . . . .... ' .. :
August 14 at 4:00 p.m. ' ' " . '. ....
It is very important that all
varsity players be in atten- David Bray goes after a hard hit ball in the tennis
dance at this meeting. tournament this past week end. -Star photos

Pate's Service Center

214 Mon. Ave. Phone 227-1291

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, AUGUST 9.1979 More Food


Smart investors always se
greatst dividends for their
Sment en hra'se a tin far

- wim ... 0 ww F ( o d up ywr vi,. A
[ small investment of your time in
r.egllar theck-ups by your family
doctor can result in the most preci-
Soqus dividend of all... good.health.
Don't gamble with your health .,.
S' nvest In your future. Make an ap-
- pointment for a physical examina-
' t_4on now.


Ph.229-8771 317 Williams



' Continued from Page 1
plans for an alternate system
'of disposing of garbage. Sev-
eral ideas have been tossed'
around, including a compac-
ther placed in the south end of
the county, and trucking the
:residue to the north Gulf site,
the incinerator idea and truck-
ing without first packing the
garbage. All would cost the
,lbounty and cities a lot of
,. money each year: much more
%.,than they are now collecting
for trash and garbagepick-up.
Failure to respond to the
� order which was issued last
. Thursday could cost the coun-
, ty up to $10,000 a day in fines
' for each day in violation,
w.: which in itself would pay for
: the disposal of a lot of

: "If you watch a game, it's
fun. If you play it, it's
" recreation. If you work at
-it, it's golf." Bob Hope

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vuAl A

Gas Rationing Plan
For the last few days prior
to the August District Work
Period, the House hammered
away on the proposal to
authorize the President to
design a gas rationing plan in
the event of a severe national
emergency. This piece of
legislation was essentially a
simple plan to authorize the
President to set in motion state
and federal plans to conserve
energy and to submit to Con-
gress a plan to ration gasoline.
I felt it was imperative to
pass this legislation prior to the
break to allow the President
the opportunity to "get to
work" on the program. Unfor-
tunately, th'e severe shortages
here in the Washington, D.C.
area of just a few weeks ago
seemed to have been quickly
forgotten as Member after
Member attempted to alter the
authorization to fit a particular
interest group. At a time when
our energy dependence con-
tinues 'to grow, and the need
for non-partisan, positive ac-
tion is necessary, the floor bat-
tle was bitter and partisan. In
the end, the House voted 263
to 159 to approve the measure
as amended.
At this writing, however,
time has expired and the com-
pletion of the proposal cannot
be accomplished without a
House-Senate , conference to"
resolve the many differences
between their respective ver-
sions of the Bill. Furthermore,
each house must then pass the
Conference report and the
measure forwarded to the
President for signature. Ob-
viously, this will not take place
until Congress returns to D.C.
after Labor Day.
I. feel it is important to

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comment on my frustration, at
times, of being a member of
this body, the House of
Representatives. When the
country as a whole faces a
crisis such as the threat of
severe economic recession due
to the whims of the OPEC na-
tions, I believe that it is the
responsibility of the elected of-
ficials in Washington to look
to the good of the country over
special interests and political
posturing. At times over the
past few days, I was saddened
to see my colleagues rely upon
. dilatory tactics to delay the
measure or to add an amend-
ment to please a special in-
terest. I hope that in the future
months remaining in this ses-
sion or in the second session,
we will all pull together for the
good of the country and that
those elected individuals who
are tempted to lean to one in-
terest or another will look first
to the future of our great na-

Carson City Dollars
One of the first pieces of
legislation to clear the Con-
gress and be signed by the
President this year was
authorization for the Depart-
ment of the Treasury and the
General Services Administra-
tion to coordinate the sale of
almost 1 million historic Car-
son City silver dollars. In keep-
ing with this legislation, the
GSA has announced the sale of
these coins for early next year.
If you wish. to purchase
these historic coins, the agency
requests that you express your
interest by sending a postcard
with your name, address and
Zip code to:
Carson City Silver Dollars
San Francisco, CA 94170
The coins offered in the
sale represent the balance of
2.9 million Carson City silver

to Schools
The value of the foods the
U.S. Department of Agricul-
ture donates for use in school
lunch and child care food
programs was increased from
13.75 cents to 15.75 cents per
meal on July 1.
The 15.75 cents represents
the value of ftod, or cash
instead of food, given to states
for use in school lunch and
child care food programs.
The new rate, which will be
effective until June 30, 1980,
reflects changes in a price
index which was prescribed
for use in schools and institu-
tions by child nutrition amend-
ments enacted last fall. The
index is based on producer
prices for major food catego-
The adjusted rate was pub-
lished in the July 24 Federal

dollars discovered in a U.S.
Treasury vault audit in 1964.
The Carson. City mint was
closed in 1893. The silver
dollars, minted between 1879
and 1891, have received a great
deal of attention since the sale
was announced. GSA has, thus
far, received over 60,000 in-
quiries, so do not delay.

Scalloped Bacon and Eggs
This week's recipe selected
by Nancy is from Mrs. Walt
Horan, wife of a former
Representative from the state
of Washington.
/4 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 V12 cups milk
1 cup shredded sharp
American cheese
6 hard cooked eggs, sliced
1 �V cups potato chips,
10 to 12 slices crisp bacon,

. W " r, ., , II- I I a llW l -
horseshoes and basketball; Susie Chambers, tetherball;
F firstt Place W inner John Julius, horseshoes; Deena Russ, tetherball; Lee Page,
jacks; Dexter Baxter, table tennis, checkers and basketball.
Washington Recreation Center ended its summer play Second row, Clarence Monette and Willie Robinson, who
program last Friday, handing out trophies to the first and operated the play program; Rickie Larry, basketball; Mayor
second place winners in the several competitive events Frank Pate, who handed out the awards; Josh Jenkins, table
sponsored by the program. Shown above are the first place tennis; Stevie Fennell, horseshoes; Fred Allen, recreation
winners in the several events. Front row, left to right are: director; Marty Russ, basketball and checkers; Charles
Terry Quinn; checkers and tetherball; Willie Smith, Brock, City Clerk and Stefon Sims, table tennis.

Cook onion in butter, blend in .- - - -- " - T
flour. Add milk and stir until B-
thickened. Add cheese; stir un-
til melted. In a 10x6x1�2 inch
baking dish, make two layers Second Place
of egg slices, cheese sauce,
potato chips and bacon in that
order. Bake at 3500 for 20 to 30 Second place winners were, front row, left to right:
minutes. Do not overbake. Lizzie Hopps, jacks; Michael Farmer, checkers; Susie
May be prepared and Chambers, checkers; Reginald Larry, horseshoes; Ecuador
refrigerated prior to baking. Peters, basketball; Nathan Peters, tetherball; Eric

Langston, checkers and tetherball; Frederick Owens, table
tennis; Ken Monette, basketball. Second row: Clarence
Monette, Willie Robinson, Doctor Pace, basketball; Mayor
Frank Pate, Stefan Sims, basketball; Fred Allen, Roland
Givens, table tennis; Denise Pace, horseshoes; Charles
Brock, Marty Russ, tetherball and horseshoes and Robert
Baker, table tennis. -Star photos

Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to
Section 865.09, Florida Statutes, the
S undersigned persons Intend to register
S ' th the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gulf
County, Florida, four weeks after the
, first publication of this notice, the fictl-
ti. ous name or trade name under which.
they will be engaged in business and In
which said business is to be carried on,
Brian Construction Co.
-Route 386 & Wetappo Road
Overstreet, FL 32453
Owner, Brian Avriglan
S.ubilcation dates: July 19,26, Aug. 2& 9,
4tp 7-19

Case No. 79-71
S; Plaintiff,
suant to a Final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated the 25th day of July, 1979,
and entered In Case No. 79-71 of the
Clircult court of the Fourteenth Judicial
.circult, In and for Gulf County, Florida,
In the above-styled cause, that I will sell
Io thehighest and best bidder for cash at
7hM North door of the Gulf County Court.
house in Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00
- h., on the 14th day of August, 1979, the
4dllowing described property In Gulf
County, Florida, as set forth in said
finall Judgment:
* The Center one-third of Lot 7, Block
6, (Lot 10, Block 6 on Old Plat),.
Howard Creek Properties, an unre.,
corded subdivision on that portion of
the West W of the SWI% of Section 5,
Township 7 South, Range 8 West,
'Gulf Counrty, Florlda,'lying South of
State Road No. S-387; Also described
as follows: Commence at the South-
east corner of the SW% of the SW'/
of Section 5, Township 7 South.,
Range 8 West, Gulf County, Florida.
* Thence North 89 degrees 51 minutes
35 seconds West along the South line
of said Section 5 for 350 feet; thence
. . orth0dagrees9minutes25seconds
East parallel with the East line of
said SW% of the SWi for 100 feet to
the Point of Beginning. Thence con-
S' tinue North Odegrees 9 minutes 25 sec.
onds East for 75 feet; thence, North
9 degrees 51 minutes 35 seconds
West for 140 feet; thence South 0
'degrees 9 minutes 25 seconds West
' r 75 feet; thence South 89 degrees
41 minutes 35 seconds East for 140
feet to the Point of Beginning.
Dated this 30th day of July, 1979.
S. Crk of Circuit Court,
. By: Joni D. Shores
S, 2t 8-2
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You will please take notice that the
Board of City Commissioners of Port St.
Joe, upon petition of the abutting owners
of that certain alleyway 16cated in Port
St. Joe described as follows:
That certain alleyway twenty feet
(20') in width in Block Ten (10) of the
City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
will consider and determine on the 21st
day of August, A.D. 1979, at a regular
meeting of sald Commission, whether or
. not the City will vacate, abandon,
discontinue and close the above de-
scribed alleyway and convey the same to
the abutting land owners. All interested
persons may appear and be heard at the
time and place above specified.
Dated this 23rd day of July, A.D. 1979.
By -s- C.W. Brock,
City Clerk
City Clerk 2tc 8-9
Notice is hereby given that the below
listed Ordinance No. 106 was Introduced
and read for the first time by title only at
the regular City Commission meeting
August 7, .1979, and will be presented for
passage and adoption at the next regular
City Commission meeting August 21,
An ordinance relating to rates,
charges and rules for water and
sewer connections and service of the
city of Port St; Joe; providing the
terms of payment and penalties for
the violation thereof; relating to cash
deposits required for water and
sewer services to the city system;
providing for penalties for reconnect-
Ing without permission; repealing all
ordinances or parts of ordinances in
conflict herewith and providing for
* an effective date.
-s- C.W. Brock
City Auditor and Clerk
Pursuant to Chapter 17-2 Florida
Administrative Code notice is hereby
given that Agriports, Inc. intends to
construct a grain handling facility (a
source of potential air pollution) using
Best Available Control Technology in
Gulf County.
Determination of Best Available Con-
trol Technology as part of a construction
permit has been applied for pursuant to
Chapter 17-4 FAC to the Department of
Environmental Regulation.
Copies of the aforementioned applica-
tion, the technical analysis performed
by the Department's staff and their
proposed decision are available for
public inspection at 160 Governmental
Center, Pensacola, FL 32501.
Persons wishing to comment on any
aspect of this action are to submit their
comments in writing to the above
address within 30 days of publication of
this notice.
Date of Publication August 9, 1979.


Corner of Fourth St. & Second Ave.

Welcome Friends
SUNDAY SCHOOL ........:............ 9:45A.M.
WORSHIP SERVICES ..... 11:00 A.M. 8&7:30 P.M.
CHURCH TRAINING (Sund) .......... 6:30 P.M.
MID-WEEK PRAYER (Wednesday) .... 7:30 P.M.

Nursery Provided Rev. Jerry Baker

. . . . . . . . . .

What' s So "So

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Be Proud Of . . . Anytime! Cause Your "Special- At IGA!

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FOODLINER . . .. . .
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Prices Good Aug. 8-14

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Rice . . . . . .
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. . . . . .. 31b.PKG.
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IGA Orange Juice .............o C.A 890
Fish Portions or Sticks . . . . . . . .12 oz. PKG.
Seabrook Petite Limas . . . . . . . .10oz. PKG.59
Everfresh Glazed Donuts...... .oz.PKG.79

Kraft American Singles............ . . $bPKG. $
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Med. Yellow Onions gb.


Bell Peppers .. g " i,490 White Ptatoes L;0 . 9AV
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"The Board of County Com-
missioners of Gulf County,
Florida, met June 26, 1979 in
regular session with the fo4-
. lowing members present: Wil-
liam R. Branch, Chairman,
S Douglas C. Birmingham, Jim-
my 0. Gortman, Leo Kennedy,
and James L. Tankersley.
- Others present were: George
" Y. Core, Clerk, K.E. Murphy,
Sheriff, Uoyd Whitfield, Road
Superintendent, and Tommy
S Pitts, Administrative Assist-
ant and Mosquito Control
The meeting came to order
at 7:00 p.m. The Clerk opened
the meeting with prayer,
followed by the pledge to the
The minutes of June 12, 1979,
were read, approved,: and
Whereupon, the Chairman
opened the meeting as a public
hearing for the purpose of
considering the adoption of an
ordinance that would provide
for travel payment to mem-
bers of the Gulf County
Volunteer Ambulance Squads,
:.10 cents per mile with a
maximum of 300 miles per
" month when the member
f tavels in their own private
0fi nveyance and also an al-
S liwance for meals purchased
S while they are on official duty.
.Ward McDaniel, Chief, We-
S: hitchka Ambulance Squad,
(tild the Board that his mem-
bership opposed the ordinance
as written; however, his mem-
Jiers requested the County pay
tile squad $100.6o0 per month,
S that members receive no pay
whatsoever and that the squad
use the funds received from
i' e County for paying all
expenses in holding one train-
ing class each month and for
all other. expenses connected
i' th meetings, classes, and
f. E.A. Bandjough. Mavor.
k City of Wewahitchka, said he
saw the payment to ambul-
anice members as a firststep
.q or an invitation to a paid
.service, even though the
S amount mentioned in the
proposed ordinance was only a
littlee bit", it would continue

;e was only a "little bit", f"
Sw l d continue to grow.
:Ward McDaniel then said
paying only $100.00 per month

$800.00 each month, because if
each of his thirty members
claimed $30.00 each month it
would cost the County $900.00.
C commissioner Birmingham
said he favored paying a flat
sum to the squad to be used
however the membership di-
rected. He said that the City of
Wewahitchka used this me-
thod to pay the City Volunteer
' Fire Department and there
had never been a cross word

Notice to Contractors
SAdvertisement for Bids
:Sealed bids in duplicate will be
received until August 16, 1979 at. 10:00
a.m., E.S.T., by the Gulf County School
Board, Port St. Joe, Florida, at which
time and place all bids will be publicly
opened and read aloud for the construct.
lion of the following Project.
.Fire Alarm System, Emergency and
Exit Lighting at Linton Site; Wewa.
. hitchka, Florida; Port St. Joe Elenien.
tary School. Port St. Joe, Florida, and
lHighland View Elementary School,
Highland View. Florida.
Plans, specifications, and contract
documents may be inspected at the
School Board Office, Gulf County
Courthouse and at the office of the
Architect. State Road 22. Wewahitchka,
Florida and may, be procurred by
: General Contractors, upon a deposit of
30.00 per set of plans and specific.
tions, of which the full amount will be
refunded to each General Contractor
who submits a bid and all other
deposits for -other than one complete
set of plans and specifications will be
returned less deduction to cover repro.
duction cost of S15.00. All documents
must be returned In good condition
within ten (10) days after date of
opening of bids.
Cashier's check, Certified check, or
bi0 bond. for not less than five percent
ot the amount of the bid, must
accompany each proposal. . .
'Performance, Labor and Material
Bond, and Workman's Compensation
Insurance will be required of the
sticcessful bidder.
SRight is reserved to reject any of 'all
proposals and waive technicalities.
No bidder may withdraw his bid for a
period of (30) days after date set for
- Walter Wilder, Superintendent
Gulf County School Board
S Port St. Joe, Florida
: Charles A. Gaskin, AIA
P., Box 7 -
Wvawhitchka, Florida 32465
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 3t 7-26
: Notice to Contractors
* Advertisement for Bids
Sealed bids in duplicate will be
received until August 16, 1979 at 10:00
amn., E.S.T., by the Board of Public
Itstrucfion of Gulf County at which
time and place all bids will be publicly
eoMined and read aloud for the construc-
tion of:
*The Contractor shall furnish all
labor, materials and equipment; and
shell be responsible for the entire
completion of this project.
-Plans, specification, and contract
documents may be inspected at the
office of the Architect, State Road 22,
Wewahltchka, Florida and may be
peocurred by General Contractors,
utin a deposit of 160.00 per set of plans
and: apecifications, of which the full
amount will be refunded to each

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fl:. TIILRSDAY. Al'GlST 9. 1979

about this type payment in the
last 25 years.
There was a motion by
Commissioner Kennedy. se-
conded by Commissioner Tan-
kersley to read the ordinance.
Motion carried unanimously.
After further discussion, there
was a motion by Commis-
sioner Tankersley, seconded
by Commissioner Kennedy,
that Ordinance 79-3 be adopt-
ed. Vote:. Aye - Tankersley,
Kennedy, Gortman, and the
Chairman. Nay - Birming-
A copy of the ordinance is on
file in the Clerk's office.
The Chairman announced
that the meeting was now open
as a public hearing to consider
an application by Cape Bree-
zes Subdivision for variances
as to the width of the streets
from the required 66 feet to 60
feet and to accept a 625 foot cul
de sac rather than the requir-
ed 600 feet. After considera-
tion and after being advised
by the Administrative Assist-
ant, who recommended the
variances be granted, there
was a motion by Commission-
er Gortman, second by Com-
missioner Kennedy, and it was
unanimously carried to grant
said variances.
Representatives from the
Apalachee Regional Planning
Council. met with the Board
and discussed three matters.
Don Johnson presented the
budget for fiscal year 1979-80.
Ken Lewis presented a. Gulf
County Growth Impact Study.
and Paul Dudley reported on-
an application on behalf of the
Gulf County Sheriff for porta-
ble radios' in the amount 'of
$4,495.00. He said that every-
thing had been done and .the
project was "go".
Danny Kirkland, White City,
Fire Department, questioned
the Board as to revenue
sharing funds that might,
become available in the fu-
ture. He said his department
must secure a new pump for
one of the fire trucks and two
air masks. There was a
motion by Commissioner Tan-
kersley," seconded by Com-
missioner Kennedy, and it was
unanimously carried, that the
Board advertise ,for..the- two
fire masks, td be paid I'of from'
the fire district taxes, with the
County loaning the necessary
funds until such time the
department could repay them
from its budget.
Commissioner Gortman dis-
cussed whether or not the
volunteer fire department was
trained to use the 'air mask
equipment. Kirkland said that
his members were well train-
ed, receiving their training
from the Florida Forestry
Department. Commissioner
Gortman suggested that the
Department contact the Fire
College in Ocala.

*A, :'-


of he

Gulf County Commission

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General Contractor who submits a bid
and all other deposits for other than
one complete set of plans and specifica-
lions will be returned less deduction to
cover reproduction cost of $30.00. All
documents must be returned in good
condition within ten (10) days after
date of opening of bids.
Cashier's check, Certified check, or
bid bond, for not less than five percent
of the amount of bid must accompany
each proposal.
Performance, Labor and Material
Bond, and Workman's Compensation
Insurance will be required of the
successful bidder.
Right is reserved to reject any or all
proposals and waive technicalities.
No bidder may withdraw his bid for a
period of thirty (30) days after date set
for opening.
Walter Wilder, Superintendent
Gulf County School Board
Port St. Joe, Florida
Charles A. Gaskin. AIA
P.O. Box 7
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
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NOTICE is hereby given that on the
7th day of July, 1979, pursuant to a Writ
of Execution issued in the County Court
of Leon County, Florida, Case No. 79.
354-SP, in the cause of STATE WIDE
SYLVIA T. WILLIAMS, Defendants, I,
KEN MURPHY, Sheriff of Gulf County,
Florida, have levied upon the property of
the defendant, to.wit:
Section 24, Township 4, Range 10,
Three parcels, all in above section,
township and range and described
as follows:
1. Begin 20 ft. North of South Boun.
dary of the East Side of Highway 71,
Run North 25 ft., East 100 ft., South
25 ft., and West 100 ft. to point of be.
2. Begin 20 ft., North of the South
line on East Side of Hghway, run
East 100 ft. for point of Beginning
and then run North 25 ft., East 50
ft.. South 25 ft., then West 50 ft. to
point of Beginning.
3. One-tenth of acre, Lot 25 ft. by 100
All in Gulf County, Florida.
On the 31st day of August, 1979, at Two
O'Clock (2:00) EST in the afternoon, on
the steps of the Gulf County Courthouse,
Port St. Joe, Florida, I will offer for sale
said property for cash to the highest
bidder, subject to all prior liens, if any,
to satisfy said Writ of Execution.
Gulf County, Florida t 8-2
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida.
requests bids for two (2) gas chlorlna-
tors. Specifications may be obtained
from the City Clerk's office, P. O. Box A,
Port St. Joe, Florida. Bid opening to be
held August 21, 1979.

BID NO. 254
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
requests bids for Hospitalization and
Life Insurance for City Employees.
Specifications may be obtained from the
City Clerk's office, P. 0. Box A, Port St.
Joe, Florida. Bid opening to be held
September 18, 1979.
BID NO. 255
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
requests bids for Insurance Coverage on
facilities and equipment. Specifications
may be obtained from the City Clerk's
office, P. O. Box A. Port St. Joe, Florida.
Bid opening to.be held September 18,
3t 8.2
IN RE: The Marriage of

Tax Breaks for Employers Who Hire

Handicapped, DCT Students, Etc.

Tommy Pitts. Mosquito
Control Director, told the
Board that he had inspected
the drainage ditch on Elmer
D. Johnson's property at
Overstreet. He said Johnson
was offering the County an
easement for the ditch, but
with certain restrictions. This
ditch, along with the general
drainage problem of the area,
and the possibility of the street
not being located within the
right of way was discussed at
length. It was decided that this
matter be tabled for further
study and that the Road
Commissioner get a price for
a survey of the street in
Chevron notified the County
that gasoline prices to the.
County increased .03 cents per
gallon on June 14. (Now .6418
cents I ".
The Morrison Assurance
Company presented the Coun-
ty with a check in the amount
of $8.424.00 as a refund on the
workmen's compensation in-
surance on County employees.
The Board advertised to
receive sealed bids to sell the.
Road Department a spreader
and other equipment, but
received no bids at its meeting
of June 12, 1979. This equip-
ment being necessary to be
used in the upcoming paving
progrA' the County declared
it an emergency and request-
ed quotations from all area
equipment dealers for the
spreader.'The Board received
only one .guotation, to-wit:
From, West Florida Equip-
ment Company of Marianna
for One '(1) Model L2020, All
Hydraulic Spreader at,
$5,164.50 FOB Marianna.
Whereupon, there was a
motion by' Commissioner
Gortman, seconded by Com-
missioner Kennedy, and it was
unanimously carried that an
emergency existed in that'the
above equipment was neces-
sary for impending road con-
struction; that said equipment
be purchased at the quoted
price of $5,164.50.
Charles R. Cleckley peti-
tioned the Board to exchange
property with him. He offered
the County a triangular parcel
of whichkthere is a d ,on
on fileAnh the,:Cle ^Sie.
The County offered alpalceleof
which there is a copy on file in
the Clerk's office. The two
parcels are opposite triangles.
- There was a motion by
Commissioner 'Birmingham,
seconded by Commissioner
Tankersley, and it was unani-
mously carried that the Board
advertise for a public hearing
on the' exchange of this
property and that Cleckley
pay all the cost involved.
The St. Joseph Telephone
and Telegraph Company filed
its application for a permit to
construct, operate, and main-

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tain a buried telephone cable
along the right of way of First
Avenue. beginning at Third
Street and ending at Bay
County Road .86. The Board
ordered this application re-
turned with the instructions
that this application and all
future applications shall be
delivered to Tommy Pitts.
Administrative Assistant and
that an officer of the telephone
company advise Pitts as to
every crossing or every inter-
ruption of a road bed.
It was requested by the
Road Department personnel
that they be allowed to work
June 29th and be off on July
5th and the Mosquito Control
employees asked to work on
the 4th of July and be off the
5th. Each request was ap-
The Board issued a letter
approving dog fly spraying
from the air by the State
Department of Health.
The Municipal Hospital noti-
fied the Board that emergency
room services would be dis-
continued on Mondays
through Thursdays, but that
weekend coverage would be-
gin on each Friday at 5:00
p.m. to 8:00 a.m. on Monday.
The Board discussed a ques-
tion as to building fees paid by
J.R. Hewett. (Permit No. 910)
The Clerk presented Audit
Report 9506 on the Office of the
Board of County Commission-
ers for the fiscal year ending
September 30, 1977.
The Board discussed a letter
from the Governor with refer-
ence to the availability of
gasoline supplies this sum-
mer. A copy of Executive
Order No. 79-41 declaring that
'a gasoline emergency existed
in Florida and that the Board
of County Commissioners
have authority to implement
conservation measures.' The
'Board decided to take no
action until such time its fuel
allocation committee makes
The Board directed the
Clerk to secure an application
to apply for community ser-
vice trust funds for the next
fiscal year.
The Clerk presented the
Property Appraiser's budget
request for the 1979-80 fiscal
The Chairman appointed
Commissioner Birmingham
and Tommy Pitts to represent
this Commission on the North-
west Florida Water Manag-
ment District Local Govern-
ment Basin Advisory Commit-
The Chairman said he would
attend a Dredging Permit
Meeting of the United States
Army Corps of Engineers,
Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Regulation, and the
Department of Natural Re-
sources, at Sandestin, Florida,
on July 6, 1979. -
The Area. Agency on Aging
filed a copy of its Application
Planning Grant and requested
a letter of support..
The Road Department re-
ported that maintenance of
secondary roads cost was
$4,847.49 for the month of May,,
The Board tentatively ap-
proved the Mosquito Control.
budget for the next fiscal year
in the .total amount of
$215,506.60, subject to changes
that might be necessary fol-
lowing the budget workshop
The' Attorney invited all

Governor Bob Graham an-
nounced recently that sub-
staritial federal tax breaks are
available to employers who
hire eligible job seekers under
a new program 'called Target-
ed Jobs Tax Credit.
The tax incentive - up to
$4.500 for each eligible worker
over the next two years - is
intended to generate more job
opportunities in private indus-
The tax credit program
provides a credit of up to
$3,000 the first year and $1.,500
the second year for .each
employee certified eligible by
certain county, state and
federal agencies. Eligible job
seekers include supplementa-
ry security income recipients;
handicapped individuals or
disabled veterans who have
completed or are receiving
rehabilitative services;
youths 16-18. who are partici-
pating in cooperative educa-
tion programs; welfare reci-
pients; and three groups from
economically disadvantaged
families: youth 18-24, Viet-
nam-era veterans under 35,
and ex-convicts.
The Florida Bureau of Em-
ployment Service estimates
100,000 individuals will be
hired under the tax credit
program within the next 18
months; if so, the first-year
tax credit for Florida employ-
ers could total $300 million.
"In addition to the obvious

extended 90 days.
The Chairman requested the
Clerk to instruct the Gulf
County Breeze to discontinue
printing outdated minutes and
to only print current minutes.
The Attorney reported that
the -property owners at
Brown's Creek indicated they
might now open the creek, but
that they would not build a
bridge nor would they rebuild
the road.
There was a discussion as to
the condition of the streets in
Highlafid View caused by the
St. Joe Natural Gas Company
cutting the streets in order to
lay its pipeline. The Board
directed that a letter be
written to Cecil G. Costin, Jr.
requesting him to attend to
resurfacing the cuts so they
would be in their original
TfiiBoard discussed the
importance of the present
members of the Port Authori-
ty to continue their appoint-
ment for another term due to
the very important port pro-
ject they now have planned. It
was decided that the Board
would meet with the Governor
to discuss this matter.
There was a discussion as to
a meeting with the County
employees held last evening to
discuss wages for. the next
budget year. No decision was
The Board unanimously ap-
proved item to item budget
amendments in the Mosquito
Control Budget for fiscal year
1978-79. A copy of this is on file
in the Clerk's office.

The voucher will be issued
by agencies providing servi-
ces to the job seekers to
confirm they are eligible.
Within 72 hours of receiving
the signed voucher, the em-
ployment service's tax credit
staff will return a Targeted
Jobs Tax Credit Certificate to
the employer for use in

Four band students from
Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High
School were among the 1,200
junior and senior high school
students who attended Troy
State University's Music
Camp and Band Director's
Clinic July 22-27.
The camp, which ranks in
the top five in the nation in
attendance, provided special

computing and filing income
tax returns.
For more information about
the Tax Credit Program,
employers and job seekers
who believe the might be
eligible should contact local
offices of the Florida State
Employment Service, or call
toll free 1-800-342-0827.

instruction in the various
areas of marching band per-
Shown in the accompanying \
photo, from left, are: Everett
Johnson, Assistant Band Di-
rector at Troy State; and Port
St. Joe students, Janine
Pierce, Ralph Thompson,
Mark Watts and Andi Bush.

The First

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Invites You to Worship with Them
Ernest A. Barr, Pastor

SUNDAY SCHOOL ..................... 9:45 AM
MORNING WORSHIP.................. 11:00AM
EVENING WORSHIP .................. 7:00 PM
WEDNESDAY NIGHT .................. 7:00 PM

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TO. William Dillon Brown
643.A Ouida Drive
Box 140
Natchitoches, LA 71457
c o Mary K. Brown
Ashford, Alabama 36312
Petition for Dissolution of Marriage has
been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your Answer
or other response to the Petition on Peti-
tioner's Attorney:
P. O. Box 248
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
and file the original thereof in the Circuit
Court Clerk's Office, Gulf County Court.
house, Port St. Joe, Florida, on or before
the 23rd day of August, 1979. If you fail to
do so, a Final Judgment for the relief
sought may be granted by Default.
DATED this the 25th day of July, 1979.
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: s. Joni S. Shores, Deputy Clerk
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SUNDAY SCHOOL .................. 9:45 A.M.
CHURCHTRAINING ............... 6:15 P.M.
PRAYER MEETING (Wednesday) .... 7:00 P.M.

"Come and Worship God with Us"




Commissioners to attend a
special service honoring gov-
ernmental officials at the
First United Methodist
Church, Sunday, July 1, 1979,
at 11:00 a.m.
Commissioner Gortman
discussed drainage problems
at Overstreet. He asked if the
County had a ditch easement
between Patrick's Subdivision
and the St. Joseph Land' and.
Development Company pro-
perty. Answer - negative. He.
reminded the Board that the
Apalachicola River Commit-
tee would meet at 2:30 p.m.
Commissioner Birmingham
discussed the ordinance pas-
sed by the Board earlier as to
the ambulance squad travel
allowance. He then made a
motion to amend that ordin-
ance to include a $5.00 per
month per member payment
for attending training classes
each month; that the squad
could choose to receive mile-
age or the $5.00 fee, but could
not receive both and this to be
limited to only 30 members.
Motion seconded by Commis-
sioner Gortman and unani-
mously carried.
Commissioner Kennedy re-
ported he attended a meeting
in Pensacola concerning the
proposed nursing home to be
located in Port St. Joe. He said
the main council voted against
it being located in Port St. Joe,
but that the sub-council voted
in favor of it being located
here. He said that because of
litigation to determine the
owner of the company that
would own and operate the
home, the time had been

advantages of the tax credit, I
believe employers will be
gratified that so little paper-
work is required of them in
this program" Graham said.
"All the employer has to do to
get the tax credit is sign a
voucher and mail it to the
Bureau of Employment Ser-
vices in Tallahassee."


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