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: July 3, 1980
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Industry Deep Water Port Fine People Safest Beaches in Florida

County Faces Delay In Tax Receipts

Property Appraisal Assessment and Exemption Uncertainty Slow Process

Gulf County governments will more than likely face a
financial crisis before this- calendar year is' finished,
according to information The Star gathered this week from
Property Appraiser Charles Brock.
Uncertainties in the state laws governing homestead
exemptions, and uncertainties in the Gulf County property
appraisal rolls has created somewhat of a crisis in the county
this year.
The office of the Property Appraiser was to have
submitted its appraisal rolls for the coming tax year by July
1, but due to the long illness and death of Samuel A. Patrick,
the rolls have been delayed. Under law, the Appraiser was
the only person who could finalize and certify the rolls before
they are sent to the State Revenue Department for approval.
Brock told The Star yesterday the office cannot meet the
state deadline for submitting a roll this year. "We have asked

for and received a 60 day extension for roll preparation and
we may need a second 60 day extension", Brock said.
Gulf County was already in trouble with the State.
Revenue Department, which said the county's property'
valuations were woefully under .the required state 100 "
percent of value assessment.
Brock said his office is how faced with the task of
converting some 10,000 parcels of property in the county,
upgrading the assessments to meet state specifications.
Brock said, "Upgrading means making the assessments
equitable for everyone."
The, newly-appointed Property Appraiser said the state
Department of Revenue requires that all property be on the
tax rolls at 100 percent of value, based on current sales. "We
have a formula for arriving at just evaluation given us by the
state", Brock said.

Valuation adjustments doesn't mean taxes will take a
dramatic jump in the county, according to Brock. He said all
taxes will be within eight percent of what they were last year,
due to adjustments which must be made in taxing limits in
proportion to the increase in property valuations.

Even if the county assessment rolls met state
requirements there would probably be a delay in getting out
tax bills this year, "because we won't know what the,
homestead exemption rate will be until October." In October,-
the voters of Florida will decide on whether or not to increase
the homestead valuations on city and county taxes to $15,000.
this year, $20,000 next year and $25,000 the following year. A-
$25,000 homestead exemption is already in effect for school
taxing purposes.

Brock said his office was working as fast as it could,.but
he couldn't see where the roll could be finished and accepted
any earlier than the month of November. "It might even be
later than that", he pointed out.
If the tax rolls are completed by November, it will still be
probably December before the tax bills will be mailed out.
That means local governments receiving ad valorem taxes
will not be getting tax receipts in late October and early
-November as they have in the past. For local governments
which have been operating with little to no surplus, this could
cause a local crisis since the first tax dollars are not expected
'to come into the county till until late December at ,the
"Local government had better be prudent with its
",spending for the remainder of this year", Brock said, "until
we get this situation ironed out."

More Candidates..

Rodney Herring Mirs. I.C. Nedley of Port St.
--Ta n 2

Myers Boring
Myers D. Boring of Wewa-
hitchka announced this week
his candidacy for: the school'
board member, District 2, the
seat presently held by Ken-
neth Whitfield.
Boring, owner of the Big B
Drive-In in Wewahitchka for
the past three years, resides
with his wife, Margaret and
two children, Robin and Bub-
ha, in Wewahitchka. He is
retired from the U.S. Navy
and holds an Associate of Arts
degree in teacher education
from GCCC. He has been an
active substitute teacher in
the Gulf County Schooltystem
for the past year, and feels he
has an insight to many of the
S'prbblems-itvolOtng the school-
system. -
Boring asks your support in
the upcoming election.

Rodney Louis Herring, 34, a
native of Gulf County, announ-
ces that he will be a candidate
this fall 'for the office of
Property Appraiser. ,
Herring isthe sonof Mr. and
Mrs. L. J. bRed' Herring of St.
Joe Beach and the grandson of

Rodney L Herring

Leo Kennedy
Leo Kennedy has announced
that he will be a candidate for
re-election as County Commis-
sioner from District Five.
lie based his qualifications
upon his 16 years experience
on the board, serving in the
State association of County
Commissioners, serving in
that Association's roads and
Highway Committee, Way and
Means Committee, Health and
Welfare Committee, Chair-
man of the Resolution Com-
mittee and serving six of his
previous 12 years on the Board
of directors of that Associa-
During his past four years
as County Commissioner he
has represented Gulf and Cal-
houn counties as a council
member in the Florida Pan-
handle Health-Systems Agen- '
cy. Through this agency -he
has been able to have a Home
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Paving Started

Resurfacing In Port St. Joe Area

Florida Asphalt Paving Company moved
into the Port St. Joe area this week and
started .the extensive road re-surfacing
program recently contracted by the county.
The paving company started work Monday of
this week, preparing the streets to be
surfaced for receiving the asphalt coating,
then got underway Tuesday with the actual
According to County Administrative
Assistant Tommy Pitts, the project will take
some two months for completion.
Pavers started Tuesday, placing asphalt
on streets in Highland View. They will move
from there to Industrial Road, then to
Avenue B and projects in south Port St. Joe.
Indian Pass Road in the south end of the
county is also scheduled for re-surfacing, but

this project will be delayed until the bridge on
the road is replaced under another contract
which was let three weeks ago.
Pitts said the paving firm will go over the
complete project with their leveling course of
asphalt, then go back over all the streets and
put on the final surface, "People shouldn't get
excited about the slightly rough job they will
see on the streets for a time. The paver will
come back and finish it up as it should be",
Pitts said.
The project currently underway is valued
at slightly over $600,000 and is being financed
with a bond issue against a portion of the
county's future secondary road funds.
New paving projects, to start in about a
month, will take up a good portion of the
remaining funds in the bond issue.

.- J .', 1 L 'ast. W
SShown aboyes about half of the over-flow crowd which gathered to hear Congressman Earl Hutto last Sunday night. -Star photo

SHutto Waves Flag, Thumps Bible



Even a heavy late afternoon and
early evening thunder storm didn't
keep a full house from showing up in
the High School Commons Area
Sunday night, to hear Congressman
Earl Hutto speak on the importance
of worshipping God and supporting
our country.
In a typical July Fourth atmos-
phere, the audience participated in
and listened to a combined choir of
some 60 voices, sing patriotic songs
and inspirational singing by a
quartet of Ron and Pam Gardner
and Al and Nora Yancey. The
Gardners also sang a duet during the
The patriotic worship service
had the tone set by Patrick May,
who read his prize-winning essay
on America, entitled, "A Grand Old
Setting the tone for the evening
were Rev. Charles P. Price with the
invocation, Rev. Otis Stallworth
with the scripture reading and

prayer and the introduction 'of the
speaker by Billy Joe Rish. Hilda
Duren provided the musical accom-
paniment for the program.
In his address, Congressman
Hutto declared that the nation has
been drawn together by the hostage
situation in Iran. "We .need to
remain in prayer that this situation
will be brought to a successful
conclusion", the Congressman, a
Baptist deacon, told the audience.
Hutto declared that America
was the only nation on earth to be
founded, using religious principals
to mold its course of development.
"What a history we have", he said.
"One nation, under God."
The Congressman recalled such
, scenes of glory as the flag raising at
Iwo Jima, the historic sights in
Washington which show God's great
love for the country and the pride of
the people in their nation, the system
of government we have which
doesn't topple when we have prob-

lems and the willingness of our
people to come forth when they are
needed for defense.
He abhorred the lack of prayer
in public schools and the fact that
the nation has gotten away from
God. "We need to get back" he said.
Hutto said he was proud to live
in a nation which has been blessed
by God. "He has been our Lord and
has blessed us mightily over the
years", he said. He declared that a -
nation on its knees is more powerful
than an atom bomb.
Hutto said that if enough people
in our nation would give their hearts
to God, America would get back on
the right track. "God has not
changed", he said. "We can't -
continue to break his laws and get
. away with it."
After the services, the crowd of
worhshippers spent a period of time
enjoying home-made ice cream and
cake and fellowshipping with the

*City Commission Unhappy with DOT's Street Repairs

Port St. Joe's Water and Scott, reported to the City that repairs made to the
Sewer Department head, G. L. Commission Tuesday night underground drain system at

P i Leon Pollock, left, turns the leadership of the
R otary President civic club over to Zyski. In his parting
remarks, Pollock said, "We haven't accom-
/ Richard Zyski, right, received the polished as much as I would like, but we have
president's gavel for the Port St. Joe Rotary had a good year this year. We met all but one
Club last Thursday to begin his year as of the District Governor's goals for our club",
president of the club. Retiring president, he said. -Star photo

the intersection of Garrison
Avenue and Highway 71 were
only of a temporary nature
and would "probably be right


to Hold

Congressman Earl Hutto
(D. Fla.) has announced
the schedule for a series of
town hall meetings in the
First Congressional Dis-
trict of Florida. Congress-
man Hutto will meet with
interested constituents dur-
ing the two weeks in July
when Congress takes a re-
cess for the National Re-
publican Convention.
The schedule for this
area includes meetings at
the following times and
Monday, July 7, 10:00
a.m. (EDT) in Port St. Joe
in the Commission Room at
the Gulf County Court-
Monday, July 7 11:00
A.M. (CDT) in the Com-
mission Room of City Hall
at Mexico Beach.

back like it was in six months
to a year".
Scott and street superinten-
dent Dorton Hadden both told
the Commission Tuesday
night that extensive repairs
are needed to keep the inter-
section from sinking as it has
done in the past. Hadden
recommended complete re-
building of an underground
junction box at the intersec-
tion to keep it from leaking
and causing underground ero-
sion and cave-ins of the road
bed. Scott said the project will
also take some renovations of
a city sewer main in -the
Scott and Hadden explained
that when the DOT built the
underground drain line, a
gravity flow sewer main went
right through the proposed
drain pipe. The DOT built a
small box for the sewer main
to go through and it was the
box which was giving the
Hadden said the box was too
small and had an inadequate
foundation. "This is causing
the box to settle, causing
cracks which allow infiltration
and erosion. The settling box
is also responsible for break-
ing the sewer main causing
additional erosion.
Both city superintendents
agreed that a larger, heavier

box would have to be built and
the sewer line enclosed in an
iron casing through the box to
eliminate the problem.
The city had requested the
DOT to. repair the site in
preparation for re-paving of
Garrison Avenue under the
county's secondary road pro-
gram. Scott and Hadden said
the repairs actually made
were only of a temporary
nature and would not hold.
The Commission requested
attorney William J. Rish to
contact the DOT district board
member first thing Wednes-
day morning and request that
the box be repaired properly

Gulf County had its first surf
drowning in several years last
Wednesday just as The Star
was going to press.
Daniel R. Gustafson, a
nuclear physicist with Wayne
State University of Detroit,
drowned in heavy surf at the
St. Joseph State Park, while
swimming with his daughter.
Sheriff Ken Murphy said, "I
don't recall just how long it's
been since we had a surf
drowning in the county, but

before the street is paved.
The city will do the neces-
sary work to protect the sewer
main, to prevent future breaks
from any possible settling of
the junction box.
Rish was also instructed to
request the DOT to make any
future patches on Fifth Street
with cement rather than as-
phalt. They were also request-
ed to replace the present
asphalt patches with concrete.
City Clerk Alden Farris said
his office has been swamped
lately with complaints about
garbage problems. Farris
said most of the complaints

that's the first since I have
been in office."
Gustafson, 43, was depart-
ment chairman at Wayne
State University and had just
finished writing a text book on
nuclear physics.
, According to information
gathered by the Sheriff's
Department, the drowning
victim was vacationing with
his family and friends at the
State Park. He went swim-
ming with his daughter about
2 p.m. The surf was rough and

are coming from residents
who have neighbors with no
garbage cans. "They com-
plain of neighbors' garbage
getting over on their property
and blowing everywhere",
Farris said.
Commissioner James B.
Roberts suggested that the
garbage crews be instructed
to report any residence which
does not have a garbage can
which does nbt meet the
requirements set out in the
garbage ordinance and the
offenders be written a letter.
outlining the requirements of-
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pounding and they decided to
go back to shore. As they-
headed for shore, they en-
countered a high surf and
heavy undertow. When the
daughter looked back, there
was no sign of her father.
Sheriff Murphy said park
rangers could see Gustafson
floating face down about 30.
yards off shore, but could not.
get to him because of the
rough seas. The body was
recovered about two hours
later by park rangers.


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First Drowning In


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Editorials and Opinions


Fourth A Time for Rebuilding Pride In Our Nation

The 4th of July week end offers time for a
taste of recreation, a bit of fun, maybe a
thought or two about that old-fashioned virtue,
patriotism, and innovative ways to honor
Pondering over patriotism-real patriot-
ism-we inevitably reach the conclusion that
S this country just didn't happen to flourish.
Much of the toil and struggle that helped make
the United States strong and free represented
someone's contribution in self-sacrifice, either
in peace or in war.
7 Carrying this train of thought a bit
: further, many of us can't ignore the
: indications that America didn't wax robust
Z from material sources alone. The idea of
reverence for a Supreme Being is entertwined
5 with the nation's development since the day
S, the country was founded 204 years ago.
Obviously, most of us are aware-often,
we're not allowed to forget-that separation of
X Church and State is a fundamental principle in
the United States. This premise in an official
sense, and undoubtedly has steered the nation
away from some grave pitfalls.
But individually, throughout the country's
history most leaders have been influenced by

the Judaeo-Christian ethics, the source of the
Ten Commandments. Anyone familiar with
American tradition will observe the concept of
divine guidance was seldom far' from the
minds of those who played significant roles in
shaping United States' destiny.
Our founding fathers wrote into our
Constitution and Bill of Rights language which
would protect and preserve our right to
worship, protect the sanctity of our homes and
guarantee us rights to pursue happiness and
protect us from undue harassment.
These rights have seemed to be important
enough for our young men over the years to

protect them as privileges. We can never
consider our privileges as rights which will
protect themselves. This has been proven at
least twice in this century when these rights
have been threatened directly.
In addition to these basic rights, the
questions now leap out at us, asking: What can
we do about threats to the environment? Drug
addiction and disillusioned youth? Disadvan-
taged minorities? Unemployment? Poor
housing? Hunger? Education? Recession?
Inflation? Energy?
These problems cry out for innovative
approaches and hard work. Perhaps, as has

been said about New York's vast, interrelated
difficulties, they can't really be solved, but
must be managed. On the other hand, maybe
you as an individual hold the magic key to
certain solution.
At any rate, we can take heart this
Independence Day, in the fact that we live in
the only nation on earth in which the people
who make up the country can decide for
themselves the hard decisions they must
make to solve the myriad problems. We have
protected this right, mightily, in the past. We
must continue to do so in the future at any

Holiday Week End Is A Dangerous Time

The Florida Highway Patrol says the
period between today and Sunday afternoon
will be a dangerous time to be on the highways
and urges care be taken in our celebration of
the week end holiday. The Patrol says 27 will
die on the highways from the hustle and bustle
which accompanies a holiday.
There will be danger in other places also.
The beaches will be crowded and the people

there will be exposed to danger. We have
already had one drowning here in Gulf County
this year, with the fatality at the State Park
last Wednesday afternoon. Drownings are
rare in Gulf County, with its safe beaches, but
the possibility is there and holidays only
aggravate that possibility.
Those who will be enjoying a holiday cook
out in the back yard are not free from danger,

either. Lighting up charcoal grills causes a
potential danger as well as the danger from
burns from outdoor cooking, etc.
The week end is one for enjoyment and not
tragedy. Let's take care in our activities of
relaxation and recreation to make sure we are
not one of those statistics the Highway Patrol
and the National Safety Council warn us about
each and every holiday.

ICity Unhappy...

S the ordinance. accept the beach's sewage in
The ordinance requires that the Wastewater Treatmen
teach residence have a suffi- Plant at a price of one and:
"e S cient number of garbage cans half times the treatment cos
:for their needs, no larger than at the plant, which would
; 30 gallons in size and with lids. amount to about 30 cents at thi
I. Superintendent Hadden said present time.
*'his people are also faced with Tuesday night, the Commis
S a problem of people placing sion had received a letter front
S fish and shrimp cleaning and the Mexico Beach City TowI
'discarded chicken cleaning Council that.they thought the
S ,in the garbage cans, which price should be lowered. Mex
-cause a foul odor and a mess ico Beach wants to pay the
for the garbage men to handle. operational and maintenance
"The Commission agreed to cost of 16.04 cents per thou
take a look at the garbage sand gallons, plus 20 percent
: ordinance in the near future for unscheduled operational
with the view in mind of cost increases, in addition to
Requiring that such debris be 4.01 cents per thousand for
.enclosed in a garbage bag debt service. They felt the City
Before it is placed in the would be making too much
'*container. money from the Beach service
SWA'TSCHEAPERPRICE. at the 30 cent rate.
S tly, the City Commis-. "ThetComission wrote bacT
Ssion informed the Town of to the Mexico Beach Counci]
!, exico Beach that it would explaining that the rate was at

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the bottom of an expense
curve figured out by compe-
tent accountants and compu-
ter calculations and the Com-
mission would have to stick by
the suggestions of the accoun-
tants at a charge which would
be both fair to Mexico Beach
and keep the service from
costing the City of Port St. Joe
any money.
Engineers estimate it could
cost Mexico Beach as much as
$1.50 per thousand gallons to
operate their own treatment
plant for the volume .they
would have.
In other business, the Com-
-Accepted a bid from As-
Rociated Coqtractors of Mar-
lianniI* the-ameunt of'$WS,44-.
to construct a metal shop
building at the Wastewater

Treatment Plant.
.-Agreed to call for bids to'
repaint the high sections of the
WWP building and towers.
-Received a report from
engineers Smith and Gillespie
that the new city watei
treatment plant had now been
completed satisfactorily ac-
cording to plans and specifica-
tions. The plant has been in
operation for nearly three

Register for

Gym Classes
We are still registering
students for Summer Gym-
nastics. The classes are held
twice a week on Tuesdays and
Thursday. ,,
'For,.mpore informigo 11a
the Gulf Cou'nty Co,~"uity
Services between; 9:00 a.mi.,
and 1:00 p.m., at 2294119.

SFace Bus Los

-!An open letter to the citizens Public Ser
sa Port St. Joe. longer ha
.Due to a recent piece of state rout
legislation passed by our This me
Elrustrious state legislature be chang
p"id governor, much of the cancelled
I-issing and trucking industry route that
=in Florida has been deregulat- Port St..J(
fi (which means that the of the ro


the Panhandle. To accent the time of
-sje juicy, sweet, red and popular fruit,
jhiefland, Chipley and Monticello have
lO had their watermelon festivals and
3arted the crop on the road to the
: We had our first melon of the
panhandle season last week end and
jther the first of the crop wasn't up to
-Jar or our taste in watemelons is
Changing with the advancing years.
,When I think of a watermelon, I
*ink of the sweet, red variety. The
-variety with a white streak down the
Eiiddle of the "heart" of the melon
jesn't make it very inviting to me.
The first melon we had was
assable, so far as watermelons go, but
taste wasn't what it should be. The
:&rmness of the meat wasn't up to what
=We have come to expect here in
SWatermelon growing territory. I ima-
3ipne it was the full month of dry
weatherr we had just when the melons
ilould have been putting on their final
owth and ripening.
Too, the melons this year, which we
%member paying 50 cents and less for
the past are now over a dollar. We

vice commission no
as control over in-
ans that routes may
ged, suspended or
altogether: The
Trailways services
oe on (8100-A) is one
utes that is to be

cancelled as of August 1st,
unless. something is done
Do your town a favor write
to Trailways expressing your
displeasure at this action.
Telegraph your state repre-
senatives and ask. them to
amend the deregulation bill.
(Remind them that it is an
election year!) We wish to
thank the many of you who
have already written letters to
Traimways for us.
We appreciate your patron-
age and your support in our
time as your Trailways a-
gents. We ask that you would
stand with us in this time of
Your Trailways family,
Don and Carol Durham


When an optimist and a
pessimist are both
wasting their time, the
optimist is never aware I
of it.

ons and Sardines... WhatA Revolting Combination

can blame that on the $1.00 deisel fuel it
took to grow and transport that
watermelon with.
While we are at it, we had just as
well go ahead and blame the taste as



well as the price of the melons on the
+++ ..
from?'Maine, you say? Norway? Swe-
den? Denmark?
True, they do, but sardines also
come from St. Joseph Bay. And they
taste better than the Maine, Norwe-
gian, Swedish or Danish varieties.
Last Thursday, I had occasion to go

out to Raffield Fisheries to see Gene
Raffield and while we were talking, he
handed me a can of sardines and said,
"Put these in your tackle box and try
them the next time you go fishing."

Company to stop wasting those sar-
dines on the Venezuelans and let us
home folks have an opportunity at
If you get a chance to try them, you

V: WpsIoy ft. Rdm soy

Sardines aren't on my everyday
fare at home, but on occasion, I indulge.
I tried them that night at the supper
table, and they were delicious.
Gene says his company is catching
the sardines right here in St. Joseph
Bay and vicinity and selling them to
Quaker Oats Company, who is canning
them in tomato sauce and selling them
to Venezuela.
Gene should tell the Quaker Oats

won't go back to the Maine sardines
Gene tells me there are more
sardines in the Gulf of Mexico and
vicinity than anywhere else in the
world. This fact alone should urge us
along with the proposed seafood port
development here. A canning factory
here in Port St. Joe to can these
sardines should do very well and
provide us with a few more jobs in the

DOCTORS ARE beginning to study
stomach gas, What for? I don't know,
except the article I was reading said
they don't know much about it now.
Stomach gas afflicts us all at times,
sometimes painfully and other times it
gives an immense feeling of relief.
Maybe the doctors, in their study,
will accidentally run upon a renewable
source of a gas we can use. If stomach
gas can be harnessed and used as a
fuel, we would be in business. Our gas
shortage would be gone and we could
probably export some of it to the Arabs
when they run out of oil.
If you watch TV and see the
multitude of advertisements for potions
which will prevent or rid one of
stomach gas, it must be a problem of
immense proportions. Immense pro-
portions are what we are looking for in
an alternate supply to our present
dwindling gas supply.
If it all works out, we can all rest
easy when winter time comes. When we
begin to run low on fuel, just have the
lady of the house serve some especially
spicy chili for supper and presto, your

gas supply will be renewed.
I WONDERED where cartoonist
Gary Trudeau got his idea for Zonker's,
participation in the annual "Tan Off"
d his preparation for the grand event.
I all sounded crazy to me.
Now, I learn there is really such an
activity as the "Tan Off", sponsored by
Levi's, for afficianados of the sun to
show off their burn.
I learned this when I read the other
day where a young boy in Panama City
won a $10,000 prize in this year's
No wonder Trudeau's hero, Zon-
ker, got out his sun tan Oil, plugged in
his sub lamp and started getting ready
for the "Tan Off" just after Christmas.
IF YOU THINK it's been hot here,
just thank your lucky stars you don't
live in Dallas, Texas. It was 113 hot
degrees there last Wednesday.
That's hot enough to barbecue all
those Texas cows on the hoof. If that
temperature keeps on, it could turn
Texas into the world's largest barbecue
stand, as well as the largest statejn the
lower 48.

St. Joseph's

Bay Tides
High and low tides, and their
respective heights, for St.
Joseph's Bay for the upcom-
ing week are shown in the
table below. The information
is furnished by the U. S.

Weather Bureau station in


Time Ht. Time Ht.
/1307 1.3 2242 .3
1221 1.0 2205 .5
709 1.0 2000 .5
640 1.2 1654 .3
646 1.4 17% .
718 1.6 1751 -.I
801 1.8 1833 -.2


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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1980



Funeral Services Held Tuesday

for Mrs. Sarah M. Hicks, 46



tat Picnic


Joe. He is married to the
foriner Ginny Holloway of
*Wewahitchka, where they re-
side along with their children,
Gary and Holly.
Following his graduation
from Port St. Joe High School,
Herring served with the Unit-
ed States Naval Forces in
Vietnam aboard the USS
Kearsarge CVS-33. He was
Sonorably discharged, return:
:ed home and earned a bache-
lor's degree from the Univer-
Sity of West Florida.
-. A member of the First
United Methodist Church of
-Wewahitchka, Herring is a
;past chairman of the Admin-
:istrative Board, and is cur-
::rently serving as Lay Leader.
Actively involved in a num-
lber of civic functions, Herring
iihas held several positions with
Little league baseball, Rotary
:Club, Jaycees and the Special
:Olympics. In 1974, he. was'

Charles and Bobble Davis of 2101 Palm Boulevard won
$50.00 in a contest back in March, but they decided they
couldn't handle the pressure ,that goes with being big-time
sweepstakes winners.
So, Tuesday; they invested their winnings in watermel-
ons and invited area retarded adults and staff members from
the Gulf County Adult Activity Center to a picnic in their
large back yard. The guests were also lavished with soft
drinks and iced scuppernongs while they beat the summer
heat in the shaded lounging area. .
came the firqt Gulf Countian

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elected to the Gulf County
Democratic Committee, serv-
ing both as Vice-Chairman
and State Committeeman.
Herring has ten years of
extensive experience in the
.appraisal of all types of real
property, and has trained a
number of deputy appraisers
in ownership mapping. His
continued study in the field of
real estate includes courses
offered by the International
Association of Assessing Offi-
cers, The Society of Real
Estate appraisers, The Flori-
da Real Estate Commission,
The United States Department
of Agriculture and .others;
Along with these appraisal
qualifications, Herring has
completed all of the educa-
tional requirements and has
been certified as a Florida
Real Estate Broker, Through
experience in appraising and
ongoing training, Herring be-

named as a certified Florida
Concerning the qualifica-'
tions for Property Appraiser,
Herring states, "We can avoid
efforts to force our county
toward highly inflated values
only by having qualified peo-
ple who understand the ap-
praisal process and the laws
governing assessments in our
The main goal, according to
Herring, should be to provide
a system of fairness. "Nobody
likes paying taxes, especially
when we livetin such difficult
economic times, but the peo-
ple in Gulf County are telling
me that you will be even less
happy.until we have a system
that is fair .and impartial to,
all," he said. .

This was the second Davis gala event sponsored by their
prize earnings within several weeks for the men and women
at the activity Center. As guests at a nearby beach park, they
were treated to hot dogs with all the trimmings.
In this time of double digit inflation, it's amazing how far
$50.00 can be stretched, especially if you have the tendency to
lose count like Charles and Bobble often do. .
Incidentally, the Davis' won the contest cash by bringing
in the most new members in the Association for Retarded
Citizens membership drive.

Local Republicans At

Regional Meeting

Last Saturday over 200
North Florida Republican
Leaders met in Tallahassee at
the Tallahassee Inn for an all
day work session. The topics
studied and discussed includ-
ed candidate recruitment,
voter registration, voter turn
out, and fund raising.
Leaders from 20 north Flori-
da counties attended. Those
from Gulf County were Mick-
ey Bateman, Millie Lyles, Kay
Crawford, John Stuart, Eliza-
beth Stuart, Norman Sulzer
Sally Sulzer, and Stiles Brown.
Mr. Brown was one of the
speakers at the morning ses-

K enne y (Continued from Page 1)

Health Care Program set up
here in Gulf County and
through this agency and the.
help of many fine citizens to
obtain a certificate of need for.
a nursing home to. b1 located-
in Port St. Joe. (This certifi-
cate of need is being settled in
court between two enterprises
as -to which one owns this
certificate of need, hopefully
this will be during the month
of July.)
For the past three years he
has represented Gulf County
on The Apalaclfee Regional
Planning Council, where he.
has been able with the help of
others to obtain several hund-
red thousand dollars; such as
grant money for the renova-
tion of the old courthouse
L.E.S. grants for the sheriff's
dept., Oak Grove water and

sewer, grant money for a
feasibility study for the new,
port facilities in Port St. Joe.
He has worked with other, in-
trying to keep highway 22
under the State's. primary
roads system, and has worked
with others to have Florida
Power Corporation's new pow-
er plant to be located in Gulf
County. He is presently serv-
ing on the budget committee
of the Apalachee Regional
Planning Council and has
been recently appointed by the
Soil and Water Conservation
of Florida to serve on the
forestry committee.
"The records of my serving
these 16 years and my
actions as your County Com-
missioner are spread upon the
records of the minutes of the
Board of County Commission-
ers in the Clerk's office and
are open for anyone's inspec-
tion," said Mr. Kennedy.

sion. Mr. Brown also conduct.
ed a discussion on fund raising
at the county level. 7
The meeting ended on a
happy note as all attending
were convinced that with
hard work, Ronald Reagan
will be elected in November;

Mrs. Sarah M. Hicks, 46,
passed away Sunday in a
Dothan hospital. Mrs. Hicks
was a native of Gulf County,
and a life long resident.
She is survived by: her
mother, Nora Conley of Wewa-
hitchka; her husband, Veston
Hicks of Port .St. Joe; five
sons, Kenny Hicks of Pasca-
goula, Miss, James Hicks,
Wayne Hicks, Freddie Hicks,
and Terry Hicks all of Port St.
Joe; one daughter, Linda

Ms. Bolden


At Zion Fair
Pinkie Bolden will be speak-
ing at the Zion Fair Baptist
Church at 11:00 a.m., Sunday,
July 6. She will be accompanied
by Thompson Temple,. Jr.
Choir. Everyone is invited to
attend this program. .
All proceeds will go toward
the building fund.
The event is under the:
direction of- Rev. Charles P.
Price, pastor, Chairman Ab-
raham Evans and co Chair-
man Sam McQueen.

President Herbert Hoover
appeared on, the first tele-
vision, broadcast between
Washington arid New
York on April 7, 1927.

Barnett of Birmingham, Ala;
four brothers, Manuel Conley
of Bonifay, Thanuel Conley of
West Bay, H.C. Conley of
Wewahitchka, and John D.
Conley of Youngstown; three
sisters, Lela Mae Simmons of
Ponce De Leon, Rub Davis of
East Point, and Roxie Kemp
of Wewahitchka; three grand-
children, and a number of
nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held
at 2:00 CDT, Tuesday, at
College Park Church of God of
Wewahitchka, conducted by
the Rev. Shelby Jeter. Inter-
ment followed in the family
plot of Jehu Cemetery in
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home, Wewahitchka
Branch Chapel.

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AL YANCEY, Minister of Music
PRAYER MEETING (Wednesday) ..... 7:00 P.M.
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Miss Sh

I Bride oJ
A candlelight, double ring
wedding ceremony united
Sherri Sue Walker and Gordon
.-. Marvin Mclnnis in holy matri-
mony Friday, June 20, at 7:00
-:p.m., in the sanctuary of the
S Pentecostal Holiness Church
of Port St. Joe. The Rev.
Ernest A. Barr and the Rev.
-Joseph S. Walker, Sr., father
S,' the bride, officiated ,the
The bride is the daughter of
'Rev. and Mrs. Joseph S.
Walker of Mexico Beach. Her
S paternal grandparents are
*aMr. 'and Mrs. Robert L.
.. Walker, Sir., of Bloomington,
j The bridegroom is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. James J.
SMelnnis of Port St. Joe. His
is paternal grandmother is Mrs.
J.C. Killingsworth, of Hatties-
burg, Miss.
The guests assembled into a
1 lovely atmosphere of candle-
light and prenuptial music,
I presented by the bridegroom's
godmother, Mrs. Sarah, Fite,
Sat the organ. Mrs. Fite played
the traditional wedding
: marches' for the processional
and recessional.
The bride, escorted to the
: altar and given in marriage by
her father, was beautiful in a
2. formal gown of white sheer
; nhiffonette and imported
_chantilly lace. The basque
.:bodice with a sculptured
sweetheart neckline was ela-
borately enriched with a rose
pattern of lace encrusted with
pearls. The full bishop shadow
sleeves were trimmed with a
lace cuff at the wrist. The
i chiffonette skirt was softly
pleated in the front. Wide rows
of scalloped lace extended
from the waistline down both
sides of-the pleated panel to
the hemline and encircled the
chantilly lace chapel length
^ train. To complement her
gown, Sherri chose a finger tip
mantilla of silk illusion edged
in lace, accented with lace
motifs. He carried a grAceful
4, cascade bouquet predomi-
nantly of silk pink rosebuds,
.accented by silk carnations,
4,_ly-of-the-valley, stephanotis,
F uee-TAnne's lace and pink
'streamers. The bride wore a
pearl pendant, given to her by
the bridegroom, to accent her
sweetheart neckline.
Attending the bride as mat-
ron of honor was Alisa Walker,
sister in-law of the bride.
Bridesmaids were Louise Mc-
Innis, sister of the bridegro-
omn, and Becky Dunigan. They
wore soft pink jersey gowns,
featuring a blouson bodice
with deep V necklines and
split sleeves accented with
ties. The full pleated skirt fell
from the empire waist. They
carried silk nosegays of pink
roses and pink carnations
accented with burgundy rose-
buds. The flower girl was
Angel Chaplin, neice of the
bridegroom. She wore a softly
pleated pink chiffon dress. She
carried a white wicker basket
trimmed with lace and pink
ribbon, filled with silk pink
roses, pink carnations and
marguerite daisies.
The bridegroom wore a
burgundy tuxedo with tails,
accented by a white ruffle
shirt tipped in pink.. His
boutonniere was made up of a
pink silk rosebud and pink
carnation surrounded by Que-
en Anne's lace.
Attending the bridegroom
as best man was Charles
Costin. Groomsmen were Jos-
seph S. Walker, Jr., the
bride's brother and Gregg
Todd. They wore burgundy
tuxedos, accented by pink
ruffle shirts and boutonnieres
of silk 'pink rosebuds sur-
rounded by lily of the valley.
The ring bearer, Edmund
Chaplin, nephew of the bride-
groom, carried a white heart
shaped satin pillow edged in

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1980

erri Walker Becomes

r Gordon Marvin Mclnnis

Miss Sherri Walker was Arrangements of pi

honored with a bridal calling
shower on Tuesday, June 10,
from seven until nine in the
evening at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Norton.

Hostesses were Caroline Nor-
ton, Donna Walker, Billie Jean

ink and

white roses were placed
throughout the party rooms,
The refreshment table featur-
ed an arrangement of red
roses as the centerpiece.
The hostesses presented
Sherri with her chosen crys-

white lace. His tuxedo and
boutonniere were identical to
the groomsmen.
.For her daughter's wedding,
Mrs. Walker chose a formal
gown of blue jersey. The fitted
over jacket was accented with
split sleeves. A silk white
orchid corsage complemented
her gown.
The bridegroom's mother,
Mrs. McInnis, wore a beige
knit dress highlighted by a silk
white orchid corsage.
The wedding was directed
by Mrs. Wayne Parker, cousin
of the bride.
Immediately following the
ceremony, a reception was
held in the church social hall.
The center lace covered table
was accented with silver
candelabras. The tiered wed-
ding cake featuring pink dec-
orations was decorated by
Mrs. Edmund Chaplin, sister
of the bridegroom. Punch was
served from a silver service
on a side table. On a third
table, forming a U, a bridegro-
om's cake was served, also
decorated by Mrs. Chaplin.
The guest book table featured
a white decorated lovebird
cage filled with ricebags, and
a picture of the newlywed
Assisting in serving were
relatives of the bride and
For a travel outfit the bride
chose a rosepink dress with
white piping and buttons down
the front and spaghetti straps
crossing in the back. She wore
a silk corsage of white roses to
complement her dress.
After a brief honeymoon trip
the couple will make their
home in Port St. Joe.
On the evening before the
wedding, after the wedding
rehearsal, the bride's parents
were hosts at a party at the;
Pentecostal Holiness Church
social hall.
The refreshment tables
were accented with silver
candelabras, a bouquet of silk
flowers and a picture of Sherri
and Gordon.
A party motif of hearts was
carried out with heart-shaped
serving crystal and, heart-
shaped finger foods.

Guilford, Kay Parrish, Sarah
Arrant, Alice Machen and
Wynell Burke.
The hostesses presented the
bride-elect, Mrs. Joseph Walk-
er, mother of the bride-elect
and Mrs. James Mclnnis,
mother of the bridegroom
elect with red roses.

Sherri Walker and Gordon
McInnis were honored with a
dinner at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Cecil Costin, Wednesday,
June 18. Guests were mem-
bers of the wedding party. The,
hosts presented Sherri with
her chosen crystal.

To Wed

Mrs. Frances Lindsey Gay
and Troy Gay of Port St. Joe
announce the engagement and
approaching marriage of their
daughter, Cynthia Ann to
Donald David Dupree of Port
St. Joe. He is the son of Mrs.
Mamie D. Harper and the late
Ralph M. Dupree of Port St.
The wedding ceremony will
be performed by the Reverend
J. C. Odum on July 19th, at
3:00 p.m. at Long Avenue
Baptist Church. No local in-
vitations are being sent, but
friends and family are invited
to share this special occasion.

Two Films for
Children at

Library Tuesday
On July 8th at 2:30 p.m., the
films "Attic in the Wind" and
Amazing Awareness of Duffy
Moon" will be featured during
the summer program at the
Port St. Joe Public Library;
There will also be a short story
time conducted by Gwin Silv-
ia. The program is free and
open to the public.

Stones Clan Gathered

for Reunion

The Florida Caverns State
Park at Marianna was the
setting Sunday, June 29, for
the 1980 gathering of the clan,
and Stones came from hither
and yon to enjoy the day
together among the tall pines,
waving palms, and flowering
The Stone Family Reunion
was orgainzed only seven
Years ago by Mrs. Walter
Hollaman (formerly Velia
Ann Stone) of Blountstown,
and has grown amazingly
from 50 to 300 in attendance in
1979. Despite the late change
of time and place and rainy
weather early in the day, the
1980 session brought about 100
kinsmen together, under the
capable leadership of Sheriff
Charles Applewhite of Mari-
anna, grandson of a Stone.
The group.enjoyed a visita-
tion period, renewing old re-
lationships, meeting -new cou-
sins, swapping information
and recipes, etc.," and 'an
interesting business session,
including election of officers.
Most interesting copies of
family history, compiled by


historian Velia Ann Hplloman,
were provided for those at-
The reunion was organized
to honor the memory of Henry
Dessex (or DeSaix) Stone,
who was the first Stone to
come to Forida and who
served as the first president of
the Florida Territorial Coun-
cil. Henry D. came- with
several of his many sons from
Montgomery, Alabama, and
settled in Jackson and Cal-
houn Counties, where they
continued in. prominence in
government and community
affairs. Among other things,
Henry fought with Andrew
Jackson in the Indian Wars,
was with him when he took
Pensacola, and was a close
associate. And, with his tre-
mendous family, he truly
helped to "people the nation".
The Stone Reunions have
been held at Wayside Park in
Blountstown, at Torreya Park
(an old "stomping ground" of
the Stones), and at Arrowhead
Park and the Florida Caverns
Park at Marianna. Local
Stones who have participated.

as officers include Mrs. Jan
Harrison, Mrs. Ralph Swal
_Sr., and Higdon Swatts.
r The Stones came to Ameri
from England when the nati
was very -young. Many hav
made their places in histo:
and have found prominence
all walks of life.


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Final Plain

Told for

Lentz, Sisk
tts, Mr. and Mrs. Palmer 0.
Lentz of Cape Coral announ-
ca ces the engagement and final
on wedding plans of their daugh-
ve ter, Linda Lentz to Talman P.
ry Sisk of Quincy. Sisk is the son
in of Mr. and Mrs. 'rank Sisk of
Port St. Joe.
The couple will be married
1July 19 at St. Andrews Catho-
lic Church at Cape Coral.
The reception following the
ceremony will be at Cape
Coral Country Club, 4003 Palm
Tree Boulevard.
No local invitations are
being sent. All friends and
relatives of the couple are
invited to attend this joyful

Card of Thanks
I wish to take this means to
thank everyone for their flow-
ers, cards and visits while I
was in the hospital here and in
Panama City, A special
thanks to Brother Heaton and
my many church friends.





Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Marvin Mclnnis

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1980


Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Martin
of Highland View are happy to
announce the birth of their son
Norman Gerald, on June 17, at
Gulf Coast Community Hospi-
tal. He weighed seven pounds
and one ounce and was 20V4
inches long. ,.
by'his big sister, Jennifer Mi-
chelle, along with. his proud
grandparents Mrs. Ernest
Goff of Highland View, and
Mr. and Mrs. Norman M.
Martin of St..Joe Beach. He is
:also the great grandson of Mr.
and Mrs. Norman G. Martin of
,-" Port St. Joe, and Virgil Pate of
S Blountstown.

From left: Martha Jones, Hines P. Richards, Harley Hylas Spooner. -StarI
Richards, Hallie Scuiley;, Ted Richards, John Richards and

Richards' Reunion Held
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James Roden, at right, President of the State Association
of Property Appraisers, is shown presenting a memorial
plaque honoring Sammy Patrick, to Mrs. Joyce Williams,
assistant property appraiser. Looking on is Ted Williams,
Vice President of the State Association.

photo Plaque Honoring



Saturday, June 28, was the seven living children of Hattie S'
day of a new beginning for the Miller Richards and John 4t
Richards family. Obid Richards from the oldest ei
For twenty two years, the to the youngest, gathered at m
Richards have gathered to- the lovely and spacious home to
gether the fourth Sunday in of Robert and Cookie Montgo- P'
June at Torreya State Park in mery at 1002 Woodward Ave- P
.Bristol for their family, re- nue here in Port St. Joe, for a A
union. happy day of get-together. w
This year, Cookie (Rich- There were 56 members pre- J(
ards) 'Montgomery, only sent including Ted Richards';
daughter of Ted and Lorene 75, Hylas (Richards) Spooner P1
Richards of Highland View, 73, John D.Richards 70, Hallie .
started a new Richards' Re- O.V. (Richards) Sculley 65,
unionwith the gathering of her Harley Richards 62, Hines P. .
father's brothers and sisters Richards 59 and Martha dc
and their families. (Richards) Jones 56. C,
This past Saturday saw all The Richards women are e
well known for their cooking M
and it was evident by all the P1
food displayed on the tables.. d
After most of the food was
done away with, everyone m
complaining of eating too Jo
much, a short business meet- ba
ing was held. Traveling the ar
farthest distance was Hines Cc
I P. Richards of Fort Myers,
oldest person present was Ted wi
Richards and youngest was
little Melanie Calhoun, 1 year
old daughter of Faye and
Roger Calhoun, the grand-
(Richards) Rabon, all of
SPanama City.
Winding up the big day was
Neces much visiting, reliving the
past, talking of children, gar-
dens and hobbies and gather-
Basket ing around the piano for the
singing of many favorite
O QXES hymns while Cookie played.
.. The last business of the day
saw Cookie Montgomery (as-
sistedby her "better half" and
Come By best assistant Robert) elected
President. Many plans were
made for a bigger, better time
Next year. Everyone agreed, a
b u g good time was enjoyed by all!
218 Mon. Ave. "Nothing under the sun is
I'll.1. I

The State Association of
property Appraisers present-
d a memorial .plaque for.
ammy A. Patrick, Gulf Coun-
, veteran Property Apprais-
r, at .its annual legislative
Fleeting held recently in Day-
ma Beach. The plaque was
resented by James Roden,
resident of the Appraisers
association of Flolida and Ted
'illiams, Vice President.
oyce Williams, assistant pro-
erty appraiser accepted the
aque for Gulf County. :
The plaque read "Presented
Memory of Samuel A.
trick for his lifetime .,of
6dication and service to Gulf
county as Property- Apprais-
r, having served from 1933 til
ay 26, 1980. Property Ap-
raisers Association of Flor-
Those attending the cere-
ony from Gulf County were
oyce Williams and her hus-
and, Sammie K. Williams,
d 'Honorable George Y.
bre, County Clerk.
The plaque will hang on the
calls of the Gulf County Court-.

house in memory of the late
"Sammy" Patrick.

June Births
Municipal Hospital has an-
nounced births occurring there
during the month of June,
-Brian Jay Crabtree born
June 4th, weight 6 pounds and
81/ ounces, at 8:04 a.m., son of
Ewing and Gail Crabtree of
Tracy Mathew McClain
born June 21, at 3:09 a.m.,
weight 9 pounds and 12 ounces,
son of Mr. and 'Mrs. Winford
McClain of Apalachicola.
George Edward Forworth,
Jr., born June 22, weight 7
pounds and 8 ounces, son of
Staff Sargent and Mrs. George
Edward Foxworth, Sr., of Port
St. Joe.




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MARK PELT, Repiesentative
Monday, Wednesday, Friday in Port St. Joe
Tuesday and Thursday, 9 to 1 in Port St. Joe,
412 Monument Avenue Phone 227-1684
Tuesday and Thursday in Wewahitchka at
Brown's Shoe Store Phone 639-2777

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25 Years of Experience

Service On Commercial and
Residential Equipment

Expert Service
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Pony Express riders changed horses every seven to 20 ;
miles at 153 stations along the 1,980 miles between
Sacramento and St. Joseph, Mo. '.

-Lest .ne should labor under tales not
"u- If you need to defrost
quite true, frozen bread or rolls in a
The ambulance squad team shall give hurry,- put them in a
brown paper bag and put
the hospital team just cause to rue. that in a 325 degree
oven for five minutes.

Beautiful lagoon location in
Camp Palms Subd. 2 bdrm.,
1 ba., liv. rm. din. rm, kit-
chen. Call office for more,
info. $60,000. No. 600
Observe the beauty of the
Gulfl This newly construct-
ed stilt beach home has ob-
servatipn deck for viewing
and sunning. 2 bdrms, insul-
ated thruout. Call for more
info. $39,500. No. 601
Be protected by Century
21's Home Protection Plan
when you purchase this
.lovely 3 bdrm, 2 ba., cen
h&a, fully modern home
only 1 bik. from the beach;
;S35,000. No. 602
1.99 acres 150' on SR30 to
:Indian Lagoon. Approx.650'
depth. An ideal building site
::-cleared and filled. $41,250.
SNo. 603

: Profitable, efficiently oper-
: ated business in Port St.
Joe. Known to all of us for
- quality sandwiches. Buy,
this and if you operate as
well as present owner, will
pay for itself in a few short
years-known as the "Sub
Shop". $45,000. No. 110


: New Listing Tall pines
.-b4hade this 3 bdrm., 1 ba.
: block home conveniently'
Located between town and
: school. Features good stor-
-*age in kitchen and bdrms.
Includes attic fan and freez-
er. $18,500.00. No. 103.

SNice shady city lot, 516 7th
SIncome producing property.
Located on Reid Ave. 3 indi-
:vidual income units. Buy
equity and assume 1st mort-
gage at 9/4 percent. $37,000.'
:No. 112
*jExcel. opportunity for a
*young couple to own their -
: own home and have income
: from the property paying
::ithe mortgage. 3 furnished
: rental units in addition to
i:ain house. Owner financ-
ing available. Come find out
t the details! $46,000. No. 100.
:Terrific starter home: 2*
lxbdrm.,.1 ba. furn..home on
S62x150' corner' lot. $23,500.
No. 101o
Lovely redecorated interior
: makes this house a pleasure
to see. 3 bdrm, 2 ha., den,
: back' porch, storage shed,
,0on 1% Ig. lots in an excel.
location. 1101 Garrison Ave.
M$47,000. No. 102
NCorner lot with nice 3
f bdrm., 2 ba. house. Lg. liv.
rm & comfortable den.
: Chain link fence, stor. shed,
shallow, well and pump. 619
NMarvin Ave. $37,500. No. 104
:Need more room for your
family? This nice spacious
House will, accommodate
-"-you comfortably. It has 4
bdrms, 2 ba., liv.' rm,din.
area, 1g. kitchen, 23x18u1/
family rm on 2. lots. 1618
S.Marvin Ave. $47,500. No. 105

.Take root in a 2ebdrm, 1 ha.
1--home on fenced lot. Liv. rm.
.3 with fireplace, din. rm, re-
:modeled kitchen, utility
house in back, new cen. h&a
Call for more info. 527 10th
St. $25,000. No. 106

t: Beautiful executive home
:- on THREE landscaped lots.
P3 Ig. bdrms, 28' liv. rm.,
: garage and double carport.
m;; Lot of extras, including Ig.
:screened Fla. rm. and 2
S workshops. 602 17th St. No.
107. $59,500.
SClean and sharp, 1 bdrm.
':with child's rm, fully furn.
: mobile home on corner lot in
O:0ak Grove. Well insulated,
rgs central heat. Owner will
finance, $7,500. No. 108.
Practically new! 3 bdrm, 2
hba. brick home. Has all
:: amenities including wet
":bar, b-b-q, trash compactor,
; central vacuum system,
c plus super location. 104 Yau-
.pon. $59,900. No. 109



:i Route 3, Box 1

Kids, Get Out Those Fishing Pole and

Worms- It's Almost Fishing Rodeo Time

E. B. MILLER sniuy


We're Here ForYou..T
Each office i% independently owned and operated.


11% PERCENT FINANCING- To build now
or invest for the future. Take another good

Absolutely immaculate,
charming beach ;cottage,
prfessionally decorated &
fully furnished with superb
taste. 2 bdrm., 1 ba. and kit-
chen is a homemaker's
dream. OW stilts among the
pines. 75'x150' lot. This dne
will go fast. $38,950. No. 206
Brick veneer energysaving
extra well-built 2 bdrm.
home on 2 lots. A home you
will be proud of. Call for
appt. Santa Anna St. $55,000.
No. 203
BEACH LOTS-3 lots; 1 blk.
from beach in St. Joe
Beach. -Each lot 50'xI25'.
$16,750. No. 200
Excel. buy! 3 bdrm, 1% ba.
mobile home on 75'x100' lot.
Block and a half from the
beach, $12,500. Santa Anna.
No. 201

3'bdrm., 2 ba. beauty on 2
lots, extra insulation thru-
out, carport, storage bldg.,
chain link fence. Less than 2
yrs. old. Will sell below re-
placement coS. (Ponce de.
' Leon). $47,500. No. 204
This most attractive beach
home is located 1 blk from
beach and is priced to sell. 2
bdrms, 1 ba., liv. rm., din.
rm, kitchen, cen. h&a, well
insulated, utility house and
fenced in back area. Canal
St. $22,500. No. 205.
Use your own skills and
imagination to complete a
partially finished house. 3
bdrms.,.1% ba., liv. rm, din.
rm, garage with utility rm.,
only 1 block from beach. Ad-
jacent corner lot also avail-
able. $19,000. No. 207

Super nice beach cottage, 2'
bdrm. den, or 3 bdrm., 2
ba. on U. S. 98, across from
beach. Unique. design. Car-
pet & vinyl floors. Lg. utili-
ty rm, board privacy fence.
Sharpest cottage on beach.
$42,500. No. 208

Need more room? Beautiful
beige brick home on east
side of Hwy. 98. Lovely nat-
ural wood interior.
bdrms., 2 baths, den with
magnificent view of Gulf.
Huge bay windows, sun
deck. Fenced dog run. 25'
kitchen-dining rm., until. rm,
very 1g. living rm with fire-
place. Adjoining acre. Will
sell separately. No. 209.

Super Bargain. 1 city block
and 1M city block in Carra-
belle, 3 blks. from heart of
town, 15 lots in all. Ideal for
speculative builder or inves-
tor. No. 700
3% acres, close to town,
with store bldg. fully equip-
ped, inlcuding Ig. commer-
cial cooler, counters and is-
land shelving. Plenty of
room for expansion. Owner'
may finance. $40,000. No.
30'x90' commercial lot on
comer of Reid Ave. & 5th St.
Across alley from City Hall.
Priced right and owner will
finance. $12,000. No. 703

Approx. 200' on St. Joseph's
Bay, State Road 30-E to the
bay, $24,325.00 with terms
and 9 percent interest. No.
Gulf front 71' on the Penin-
sula. Beautiful homesite,
very reasonable. This one
will go fast. No. 11.

Furnished 3 bdrm., 1 ba..
house with Ig. family room,
extra bunk room on corner
lot. 1 block from beach. An-
nual lease only-available
July 15. No. 20'
A Ig. selection of excel.
bldg. lots in Mexico Beach,
St. Joe Beach, Beacon Hill,
plus Gulf Aire lots. No. 900.
Commercial lots 90'x190',
120'x90', in Mexico Beach
Business Center. Lg. com-
mercial lot-275' frontage
on Hy ,,98, 320' on canal-
strategic corner on sea-
going canal. No. 901
168' Gulf front, 164' on U.S.
98, over 250' deep. Ideal for
investment or unique loca-
tion for a beach home. No.

Valuable property on beach
side-3rd lot from .beach!
Completely furnished dup-
lex on 28th St. 1 bdrm., 1 ba.
on each side. Call for more
info. $47,000. No. 401
Live within walking dis-,
tance of beach in a furn. 2
bdrm., 1% ba. mobile home
on 75'x112' corner lot. Utili-
/ ty shed in back with wash-
ing machine. 2 blks. from
beach at a nice affordable
low price-$18,000. No. 402
1 blk. from beach irfa'riice -
location! Furn. 2 bdrm, 1
ba. home with screen porch.
Extra bdrm. and shower
connected. 2 a-c's. Call for
more information. $25,000.
No. 403

2-3 bdrm. mobile home on
attractive fenced lot 2 blks.
from beach. Completely fur-
nished including washer &
TV. EXTRA 56' screened
porch! EXTRA 40' boat
use. Available immedi-
ately. No. 406.

200' on Intracoastal Canal,
3.7 acres. mile from
paved Hwy. 386. A beautiful
property for anyone who
wants to tie up his boat in
his own backyard. $30,000.
No. 800.
Almost 2 acres fronting on
Wetappo Creek. High and
dry with horseshoe. bank
overlooking creek. Owner
may subdivide. $27,000. No.
Shady lot at Howard Creek.
Just a few minutes walk
from the boat landing.
$3,000. No. 805
Perfect acre in Overstreet
for your new home. High, no
marsh. Not far from the
Intracoastal Canal. $3,500.
No. 806
Beautiful brand new 3 bdrm
2ba. home on 6 private
acres. Modern "country"
living at its best. Priced in
the mid 50's. No. 807.

10 acres, 386 & 386A. Owner
fill finance, $23,000. No. 803.
8.5 acres on 386, near Over-
street, all cleared. $50,000.
No. 802.

2 story house with sun deck
on U.S. 98, gives you a
beautiful view of the Gulf.
Completely furns..deluxe 4
bdrm., 2 ba. home. Ready
for occupancy. $65,000. No.

PATTY MILLER, Realtor Assoc.

After Hours:
Broker-SalesmAn Assoc
Realtor Associate Assoc

CLEMENT 648-5482
JIE LANGE, 229-8004

67A Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456

1829 Hwy 98 MEXICO BEACH

Carl Nicks of The Denver Nuggets

Is The Guest of Honor at Fish Fry

Washington Recreation Center had a special day for the
young people of the North Port, St. Joe. area Saturday,
preparing a.fish fry supper for them and bringing in former
Drake University' basketball great, Carl Nicks. Nicks spoke.
briefly to the youngsters on the need for positive thinking and
motivation and circulated among the young people, talking


with them personally. Nicks is a first round draft pick of th
Denver Nuggets and will report to their training camp late
this summer. Welcoming Nicks in the photo above are, left t
right, David Lewis, David Langston, Nicks, Coach Da
Danford, Nicks' coach at Gulf Coast Community College an
Clarence Monette. --Star phot

The Gulf County Recreation
Department announces that
Monday, July 14, a kids
Fishing Rodeo, boys and girls
between ages 6 and 16, will be
held at the St. Joseph Bay
Country Club. Permission has
been received from St. Joseph
Bay Country Club board of
Directors to use the lakes on
the back nine holes at the golf
course for this Fishing Rodeo.
The Rodeo is going to be
named in honor of the late
Chief Buck Griffin.
Natural baits such as earth
worms, wigglers, crickets,
catalpas, etc., are to be used.
It is requested that no arti-
ficial baits be used due to the
hazard for younger fisherinen.
The time will be from 7:00
a.m. till 7:00 p.m. Partici-
pants must be responsible for
their transportation to and
from the Rodeo. Bring your,
own lunch and drinks.
For registration to partici-
pate in this Rodeo please call
the Recreation Department at
229:6119 or sign up with Billy
Barlow at the 16th Street Golf
Course. There will be a trophy
for the largest game fish or
each species and the greatest
number of fish caught. Judges
and overseers will be Billy
Barlow and Jake Tankersley.
So kids get out those poles
and grunt those worms and
meet at the St. Joseph Bay
e Country Club at 7:00 a.m., on
r Monday, July 14.


"Fish and guests in three days
are stale." John Lyly

ANT Anns

3 beautiful wooded lots, 2 Furnished 1 bdrm. apart-
blocks from the beach. $4,500 ment with air cond. Suitable
ea. Call 229-6573 after 5 p.m. for one person. $125 per
tfc 11-22 month, $50 deposit. 1505 Mon-
ument Ave. or call 227-1613.
For Sale by Owner: 3 bdrm. tfc 7-3
block, house with 2 6aths.
Located on Long Ave. near 2,600.sq. ft. home, 3 bdrms, 2
schools.- For more informal& ba., deh, living rm: Good loca-
tion, call 227-1313 after 5 p.m. tion. 227-1151. tfc 7-3
3 bedroom home, newly de- Two bdrm. downstairs

corated, new cen. heat and apartment. Newly decorated.
air, must sell at reasonable No pets, no children. 229-8665.
price. Call 769-5103, Panama 2tp27-3
City, for more information.
3tc 6-19 No need for wet' carpets.
Two houses and two lots in Dry clean them with HOST.
Highland View. 890 Parker Use rooms right away. Rent
Ave Phone 229-8605. 6tp6-29 machine. St. Joe Furniture,
Ave. Phone 229-8605. 6tp6-29 227-1251. 'tfc 10-23
1978 Liberty mobile home, One 3 bdrm, 1 bath house at
14x70', 2 bdrms., 2 baths, Beacon Hill. Call 229-6961.
partly furn. with Ig. back Beacon Hill. Call 229-961.
porch on 6 and a third acres of c 12-13
land.Land includes a Ig. barn, Forcarpetscleanedtheway
2 sheds, hog pen, Ig. garden Fora le it-at a frac-
area with access to water and professionals do it-at a frac-
pasture. All 6th and ccess to water andcres tion of the cost, rent Rinse N
Vapasture. A 6 and a third acres the portable steam car
are cleared and fenced on soon Va, nnge system Avail-
to be paved road at Stone Mill Pet clean sy A v
Creek. For more info call Ben- able at Western Auto, phone
ton Hamm at 639-2781 Wewa- 227-1105t 219 Red A 3-16
hitchka. tfc7-3
Thames Hotel, day, weekly,
House at 136 Second Ave., monthly rates. 302 Reid Ave.,
Oak Grove, 2 story house. monthly rates. 302 Reid Ave.,3-6
229-8723. tfc 3-6
Phone 229-6730. 3tp 7-3
Furnished 2 bdrm. house.

1976 Bobcat. Call 648-5181.
2tp 7-3

1968 GMC 1/-ton pickup, new
motor, fm-am radio with c.b.
$1,000. Phone 648-5134. 4tc 6-19

One 1976 Jeep CJ5, good
cond., good price. Call 229-

Hamburgers may cook
faster if you poke a hole
in the centers when

auto. heat, no pets; furnished
large one bdrm. apt., auto
heat, no pets. 229-6777 after 7
p.m. tfc 11-8

Facing Gulf on St. Joe
Beach, brick house (with wag-
on wheel & roof deck). Fur-
nished, 2 bdrm., Ig. liv. rm
with fireplace, carport, cen.
air & heat. Call Mrs. Smith at
- Beach Grocery, 648-5024 or J.
McGlon .at 1-385-2620.
tfc 6-12

For Rent: Furnished 2
bedroom trailer at St. Joe
Beach. 229-8939. tfc 7-3

Cleaning & Consulting
229-6433 after 5
4tc 6-26

Foreign or Domestic .
No job too small or too big. We
also carry used MGB parts. A
special trained Marine mech-
anic is here for your needs.
Come compare and save. -
Phone 648-8376
3.f, 7


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

Trimming Removing
Free Estimates Experienced
Bill Atkinson
329 Sixth St.

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

Will do babysitting in my
home for school age children
(kindergarten through third
grade). 229-6506.

Smitty's Air Cond. &
Electric Contractor
Franchised Dealer'for Fedder
Window units & central air
conditioning complete with
duct system. Residential &
commercial, wiring.
For Free Estimates, Call
648-5024 or 648-5650
tfc 11.1

Alcoholics Anonymous
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
. Sunday 4:00 P.M. EST
St. James Episcopal Church

Carpentry Work Done
Reasonable Rates
Jimmy Johnson
Phone 229-8757
tfc 2-2

"tp'-3 IDLE HOUR
402 'hird St.
Specializing In
& Permanents Coloring
iG Shaping All Your Hair Needs
Owner, Betty Heath
4tp 6-12 Phone 229-6201 for Appt.
tfc 11-15


Seamstress, can do all types
sewing or alterations. 524 8th
St. Call 227-1631. tfc 4-24

No Job Too Large or
Too Small"
Licensed Bonded
Serving Leon, Gulf & Franklin
40 yrs. Exp. 24 hr. Service
132 Apalachicola, Florida
Phone 904-653-9212
or Home904-653-8332
6tp 6-12

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
llwy.98HW. 227-1763
tfc 8-5

Septic Tank Cleaning
Phone 229-8007
tfc 11-30

Port St. Joe Beach
Gunsmithing Blueing
New & Used Guns- Scopes ,
tfC4-3 1

Wouldn't You Really
Rather Have Cable TV? Going Fishing?
Stop here first
for a complete
line of

For Cable TV Fishing Tackl
installation In Port St. Joe Hurlbut Supply

Phone 229-7232 306 Reid Ave.
Or Vsit the Telephone Co.5pany
Business Office tic 5-1

Sears Catalog Sales

Leon Pollock, Owner
410 Reid Avenue



Three bedroom masonry house with ceramic tile bath,
screened breezeway, carport, storage house. Neat
as a pin & priced to sell for only $26,900

2 bdrms, 1 bath, separate dining rm., large liv. rm,
breezeway, garage & workshop. 114 Hunter

Large 2 bdrm., 2 bath Cottage with large screened
porch on two lots fronting Hwy. 98 at St. Joe Beach


221 Reid Avenue Frank Hannon, Broker 227-1133
Roy Smith, Associate Natalie Shoaf, Assoc.



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THE STAR, Pwrt St. Joe, Fla.

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One of the important
aspects of the first budget
resolution is the instruction
to the legislative committees
of the House and Senate to
cut billions of dollars from
the .authorizations for expen-
diture that otherwise would,
push up the level of federal
spending in fiscal year 1981.-
s In the House of Represen-
tatives, there are, eight com-
mittees required to reduce
budget "authority by almost
$5 billion in 'fiscal 1981 and
outlays for that year by over
$6 billion. Budget authority
refers to authorizations for
agencies to contract for
spending during a particular-
year. Outlays cover the funds
'actually to be expended in the
fiscal year, including expen-'
ditures to cover spending
-contracted for in previous
: ears. The process of com-
*'mittees being requiredd to
conforni to the Budget Com-
mittee is referred to as the
reconciliation process.
Specific targets for cuts
by House committees are:
Armed Services ., --
ordered to reduce budget
authority by $400 million and
outlays by $400 million;
Post Office, & Civil Serv-
ice ordered to reduce
budget authority by $1 billion -

and outlays by $1 billion;
Public Works & T7ans-
portation ordered "to
reduce budget authority by.
$600 million and outlays by
$750 million;
Education & Labor -
directed to reduce budget
authority by $8750 million and
outlays by $850 million;
Interstate & Foreign
Commerce reduce budget
authority by $800 million and
outlays by $400 million;:
Veterans Affairs -
reduce budget authority by

$400 million and-outlays by
$400 million;
Ways & Means ordered
to reduce budget authority by
$700 million and outlays by
$2 billion;
Small Business ordered
to reduce budget authority by
$800 million and outlays by

$600 million.
Even with these substan-
tial reductions, the recession
is putting a tremendous strain
on revenue and the budget
balancing act is becoming
even more tedious. I will con-.
tinue to represent your views
on balancing the budget as we.
all tighten our belts.

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1980


- Public Notices -

the administration of the
Number 80-15, is -pendi
Court for Gulf County, FlI
Division, the address of
County Courthouse, Port S
32456. The Personal. Rep
the Estate is MICHAEL L
address is 114 Bellamy C
. Joe, Florida 32456. Th
address of the Persona
tive's Attorney are set fo
All persons having clair
against the Estate are re
of the above Court a written
any claim or demand th
Each claim must be in wr
indicate the basis for t

Float like a ton
Sting like a sna
The hospital's
Still will prevail

URT," FOUR- name and address of the creditor or his
CUIT OF THE agent or Attorney, and the amount
IN AND For claimed. If the claim is not yet due, the
date'when it will become due shall be
Case No. 80-15 stated. If the claim is contingent or un-
liquidated, the nature of the uncertain-
ty shall be stated. If the claim is secured,
P. LOWRY, the security shall be described. The
claimant shall deliver sufficient copies
STRATION of the claim to the Clerk to enable ,he
VING CLAIMS Clerk to mail one copy to each Personal
T THE ABOVE Representative.
ER PERSONS All persons interested In the Estate to
ESTATE: whom a copy of this Notice of
OTIFIED that Administration has been mailed are
orida, Probate file any objection they may have that
which is Gulf challenges the validity of the Decedent's
St. Joe, Florida Will, the qualifications of the Personal
resentative of Representative, or the venue or iurisdic.
OWRY, whose tion of the Court.
north below. Date of the first publication of this
ms or demands Notice of Administration: June 19, 1980.
PUBLICATION Representative of the Estate of Charles
with the Clerk P. Lowry, Deceased.
en statement of -s- ROBERT M. MOORE
ey may have. Attorney for Personal Representative
iting and must P. 0. Box 248
he claim; the Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(904) 229.8181
3tc 6.19
File Number 80-14

Brad Bowen, Lee McMillian,
Frankie Brownell, Mike Wald-
ing, Sidney Harris, Jeffry
Clayton, Chris Butts, Josh
Jenkins, Jamie Lester and
Jimmy Walding. Dennis Peak
is an alternate. The team is
coached by Archie Weimorts.

7th Day


Bible Classes

The Seventh Day Adventist
Church is conducting Bible
study classes each Saturday
afternoon at 3:30. The Church
cordially invites the public to
attend these classes, which
are being held at the Naza-
rene Church, located on Long

IN RE: Estate of

the administration of the estate of
SAMUEL A. PATRICK, deceased., File
Number 80-14, i$ pending In the Circuit
Court for -Gulf County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which Is
Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florlda.' The
personal representative of the estatei4s
Edna L. Hardy, whose address Is Over.
street, Florida 32453. The name and
address ofthe personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All persons having claims or demands
against the estate are required, WITH-
OF THIS NOTICE, to file with the clerk
of the above court a written statement of
any claim or demand they may.have.
Each claim must be In writing and must
indicate the basis for the claim, the
name and address of the creditor or his
agent .or attorney, and the amount
claimed. If the claim is not yet due, the
date- wen'itwill become due shall be
stated.' If the claim is contigent or un-
liquidated, the nature of the uncertainty
shall be stated: If the claim is secured,-
the security shall be described. The
claimant shall deliver sufficient copies
* of the claim to the clerk to enable the
clerk to mail one copy to each personal
representative. '-'-," 1 .
All persons interested in the estate to
whom a copy of. this Notice of Admini-
stration has been mailed are required,
OF THIS NOTICE, to file any objections
they may. have that challenges the
validity of the decedent's will, the qual-
ificatiohs 6f the personal representa-
tive, or the venue or Iurisdiction of the

court. .
Date of the first publication of this
Notice of Administration: June 12, 1980.
-s- Edna L. Hardy
As Personal Representative of the
Estate of Samuel A. Patrick, Deceased.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Cecil G. Costin, Jr.
413 Williams Ave.
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Telephone 904.227.1520
4tc 6-12

the Board of County Commissioners df
Gulf County, Florida, at Its regular
meeting on July 22, 1980, at 7:00 P.M.;
E.D.T., in the County Commissioners
Room in Gulf 'County Courthouse, Port
St. Joe, Florida, will consider the advis-
ability of closing, vacating and aband.
oning any Interest the County might
have in and to the following described
streets in St. Joseph Shores Subdivision,
Gulf County:-
Bay Vista Drive from Highway 98 to
its Easternmost point; San Bias-
Avenue from Bay Vista Drive to its
Northernmost point; Beach Street
from San Blas Avenue to St. Joseph
Avenue; St. Joseph Avenue from its
:Northernmost point to Its Southern-
*iost point.
The Commissioners will welcome
comments from any Interested parties
regarding the proposed abandonment.
By: Douglas C. Birmingham, Chairman
Attest: George Y. Core, Clerk .-
It 7-3

The Dixie Boys All-Star
team representing Port St.
Joe will begin tournament
play Monday in IChattahoo-
chee. They will be up against
the Marianna All-Stars..If the
team wins against Marianna,
the final game will be held
Thursday at 7:00 EST in Chat-
Playing on the All-Star team
are:. David Bearden, Mitch
Bouington, Gary Williams,
Tony Beard, Mitch Burke,



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Like new 40" Hotpoint elec-
tric range, $150; kerosene cir-
culator heater, two Ig. drums,
$50; antique bathtub on legs,
$50. 508 4th St. 229-6820.

40 h.p. Johnson outboard
motor, electric start, controls.
SGood running: condition. 227-,
S 1541. 2tp7-3

25" Quasar console color
TV, rotary and antenna, $400;
desk and chair, $35. 227-1848.

1973 mobile home, 12x65',
with Ig. add-a-room. ch&a,
partially furn: All copper wir-
ing, carpeted thruout. $5,800..
Phone 229-8673. tfc 5-15

1972 Mazda RX2. Body in
good cond., motor needs
work, asking $400. Phone 648-
5688 or 229-8827. Canbe seen at
609 Woodward Ave. Panasonic
portable 8-track tape player,
$25. 648-5688. 18,000 btu G.E.
air conditioner, needs gas, $40.
648-5688. Sound design stereo
turn table and 2 speakers. $30.
648-5688. ltc 7-3

Horse: 10 yr. old gelding,
part quarter, part Apaloosa.
Gentle and'all shots are up to
date. $500. 653-9833. 2tc 6-26

Winnabago Brave motor
home. Call 229-8939.

CB Radios, Johnson
Surveyor, antennas, b
tions, terms available
ern Auto.

and custom made. La
section of swatches to
from:Roche's Furnitu
Appliance Store, 20
Avenue, phone 227-173

easier, faster and easi
HOST. Rent our mach
Joe Furniture. 227-125

Yamaha ENDURO 125. Call
229-8939. tfc 7-3

Four mobile home tongues.
648-5436. ltp 7-3

OPTIMIST: "One who takes
a frying pan on a fishing trip."

As of this date, I will not be
responsible for any debts in-
curred by anyone other than

tfc 7-3
R.A.M.-Regular convoca-
, Craig, tiori;of St. Joseph Chapter No.
ase sta- 56~ R.A.Mlit and 3rd Mon-
a. West- days, 8 p.m. All visiting com-
panions welcome.-
ly made E. William McFarland, Sec.
rge sel-
choose There will be a regular com-
ire and munication of Port St. Joe
9 Reid Lodge No. ill, F. & A.M..
0. every first and third Thursday
at 8:00 p.m.
irpets is JOE ST. CLAIR,W.M.
ier with J. P. Cooley, Sec.

line. St.

Needed: Carriers for the
NewsHerald in Port St. Joe
and Highland View..Call 227-
1665 or 229-6676 for more infor-
mation. tfc 7-3




Gallery of Homes Sales Counselors are profes-
sionally trained to help you with every phase of
your residential real estate transaction. Go with
the people who can give you the kind of help you

Three bdrm., 2 ba. trailer. 4th St. Must
see to appreciate. Only $18,500.

MEXICO BEACH Enjoy living near
the water's edge in this attractive 3
bdrm., 2 ba. brick home with family
room and large sun porch. Located on
Circle Dr. close to Gulf. Call and let our
professional sales counselors show you
this home today.

Marguerite Wainwright

ST. JOE BEACH Very attractive 2
bdrm., 1 ba. home located on corner of
Alabama Ave. and Ward St. Wall to
wall carpet and priced affordably.
Make an appt. to see this home today.
BEACON HILL -My, Oh My, What A
Bargain!'-In need of repair, wooden
hosue with 2 bdrms, 1 ba. On quiet,
peaceful lot just blocks from the Gulf.
Priced $7,900.


Discover the Gallery of Homes Difference.T"
An International Network of Independent Real Estate Brokers."
Gallery of Homes, Inc. 1980

Port St. Joe. Comfortable homeon 2 Iovely lots. 2
Mexico Beach. Two story, 3 bdrm. frame house or 3 bdrms. (one could be T.V. or sewing rm.)
with sun deck, 3 biks. from beach. Yard with Ig. eat-in kitchen plus dining rm, liv. rm and Ig.
trees and chain link fence. Modern kitchen, self closed in garage for great room, shop- or
cleaning oven, heat pump & air conditioner, whatever .the need. Woodward Ave.- "
Virginia Ave. I.,

C. M. PARKER, Realtor
Realtor Assoc. 4
Assoc., After hours 648-8200

C I A..N R o i.

VIC ADKISON, Realtor Assoc.,
After hours 648-5877
Realtor Assoc.,
After hours 648-5607

"Real Estate Specialists for Over 30 Years" Call us for information
on these and other homes as well as: a large inventory of lots and
rentals-weekly or monthly.

Mexico Beach. New 2 bedroom duplex on beach
side. Good rental property or two family retreat.

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All-Star Team to

Begin Play Monday


The Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc. is current-
ly accepting applications for the position of Fiscal
Assistant I. This position involves maintaining the
Clinic's accounting and financial records, preparation
of payroll, compilation of regular budget requests,
typing and other routine clerical and accounting
functions. Applicants should possess as a minimum:
(1) High school diploma; (2) Coursework in bookkeep-
ing or accounting; (3) Three years of bookkeeping or
clerical-accounting experience and (4) Typing skills of
at least 35 w.p.m.
Starting salary is between $6,800 and $8,800. Salary
potential to $11,296 with good fringe benefits. Position
is available immediately.
Send resume to:
Edwin R. Ailes, Executive Director
Gulf County Guidance Clinic; Inc.-
311 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
-Equal Opportunity Employer-



Beach Trips for

Summer Recreation

Summer Recreation Beach
Trips have started and will be
on Monday and Wednesdays.
The bus will pick up students
at the Elementary School,
Stac House on 8th Street, and
at the Washington Center in
north Port St. Joe. The bus
will leave at 9:30 a.m., and

will return at 12:00 p.m.
For more information call
the Gulf County Community
Services at 229-6119.
From 1970 to 1978, heart
disease in the U.S. decreased
21 percent and mortality
from stroke, 28 percent.

Riders for the Cystic Fibrosis Bike-A-
Thon are shown after their party Monday.
From left: John Moore, Sheila Toole, Anthony
Dykes (who rode % mile on his tike bike),

Tommy Harper, Hope Lane, Christy Smith,
Deby Monteiro and Tom Moore. Kyle Griffin
is not pictured. -Star photo

Riders for Cystic Fibrosis

Collect Over $500.00
Riders for the Cystic Fibro- The chairpersons at the Bertha Smith, and Joyce
sis Bike-a-thon gathered Mon- party were Levon Stripling, Moore.



Sheriff of Gulf County
"An Honest Man Who Cares"
Paid Political Adv., Pd. for by
Campaign Fund of Ed Brown, by Phyllis A. Brown, Treasurer


(cupn tm net included 1"10-0 wchft

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1980

Leonard J. Hall Will Seek Looking for 2i ling



Re-election as State Rep.

Incumbent Leonard J. Hall, the House, Hall has repeatedly Florida in 1967 with a Master's
37, this week announced his spoken out against over-regu- Degree in Health and Physical
ntentions to seek re-election lation by state government. Education.
as the State Representative One example was his suc- 'He attends the Callaway
or District 9. cessful assistance 'in the Assembly of God Church and
Elected to the House of Re- House with a bill which is a Master Mason with the
presentative in 1978, Hall is a provides certain exemptions Callaway Masonic Lodge. He
Democrat from Callaway. He for small restaurant owners is also a former director of the
s a former eighth grade from chlorination require- Panama City Jaycees and
mathematics teacher at Eve- ments by the Florida Depart- past president of the Blounts-
ritt Junior High School in ment of Environmental Regu- town Jaycees.

Panama City and a. former
During his term of office
Hall served on the House K-12
Education Committee, Ethics
and Elections Committee and
Tourism and Economic Deve-
lopment Committee.
Hall said, "I consider my-
self to be a strong promoter of
economic development for
Northwest Florida and an
equally vocal advocate of
quality education in the State
of Florida."
While serving on the House
Economic Development Com-
mittee, Hall promoted a bill
recently passed by the legis-
lature which allow local option
on certain ad valorem tax
exemptions for new and ex-
panding businesses.
He said, "This bill has been
labeled as very crucial to the
enticement of new businesses
and the expansion of existing
businesses here in Northwest
Throughout his service in

"I feel many state regu-
lations are really punitive in
nature," Hall said, "as they
end up being more costly to
the small businessman and
they often force them- out of
the free enterprise system and
decreases competition."
Hall believes he has learned
a great deal about state
government and the legisla-
tive process during his past
two years in the Florida House
of Representatives.
He said, "I truly believe that
the experience I have gained
over the past two years in the
House will'prove to be a real
asset to the people of the Ninth
Hall resides in Callaway,
with his wife, the former Janet
Diane Whitehead of Blounts-
town. They have two children,
Jason, age 5, and Justin, age 2.
Hall is a graduate of
Blountstown High School in
1961, Chipola Junior College in
1963 and the University of'

3 Locals

On FSU's

Dean's List
Approximately 1,803 stud-
ents at Florida State Univer-
sity made the Dean's List for
the spring quarter. The
Dean's List is an honor roll of
students whose grade aver-
ages are "A" or "B" for all
courses taken during the
The Dean's List Students
includes the following stud-
dents from Port St. Joe:
Gypsy Claire Cowherd, Geral-
dine Eliz Lewis, and Lisa
Laroy Melton.

The way gasoline prices keep
climbing, you may someday
have to buy a full tank of
gas on the layaway plan.

-Money olet ans

Summertime jobs for
youngsters out of school are
hard to find these days.
Many children collect alum-
inum cans for recycling, and
supplement their earnings
from babysitting and lawn
mowing. A bicycle and a
plastic bag are all a youngster
needs to find quite a supply of
aluminum beverage cans.
Reynolds Aluminum Re-
cycling Co. pays 23 cents a
pound for aluminum' every
Tuesday in July from 11:30
AM to 1:00 PM at the County
Dock, Boat Base, Avenue "E"
& Waters Street.
In certain markets, Rey-
nolds pays a bonus price

depending on local market
conditions. For further infor-
mation, call toll-free 1-800-228-
In addition to aluminum
beverage cans and other
clean, household aluminum
products such as pie plates,
foil, frozen food and dinner
trays and dip, pudding and
meat containers, Reynolds
pur chasess other aluminum
Siding, gutters, storm.door
and window framers, and
lawn furniture tubing are also
recyclable. These items
should be cut to lengths not
exceeding three feet and bund-

Agents for S

the 'I PF' Source Heat
energy miserBf Pips Energy Savers
Sales Service Installation


St. Joe Service Co.

24 Hour Service

to State Representative Leonard
Hal's (D-Nine) Compulsory School Atten ,
dance Bill. During a bill-signing ceremony in
Tallahassee, Gov. Bob Graham (seated)
* signed Into law Rep. Hall's bill which gives

school officials the authority to prosecute
parents for a child's habitual truancy. The bill
was passed during the 1980 Legislative.
Session. (Official State Photo)
(Official Statq Photo)

Women Runners to ,

Compete Here On July 26

Women distance runners
across the' country- will cele-
brate the growth of their sport
at local RRCA Women's Dis-

tance Festivals, a nationwide
day of races on July 26th. Over
60 chapters of Road Runners
Clubs will simultaneously

stage running events of %
mile-to 3.1 miles.
The St. Joseph Bay RRC, a
member organization, will
host a4%, 1, and 3.1 mile runs
in Port St. Joe beginning at 8
These running events, are
being staged by the St. Joseph
Bay Road Runners aid are
designed to give everyone the
opportunity to tun no matter
what their level or running
ability. The % mile fun run
will be for all beginning
runners. The one miler will be
for ladies only. The 3.1 mile or
5,000 meter run will be open to
everyoqfe, male and female,
Awards for the running
festival will be kept to a low
key since this is basically a
fun-run activity add not seri-
ous competition. Participation
ribbons will be presented to all
runners. In addition, the first
place female finisher in the
one mile and 5,000 meter run
will receive a one year free
subscription to Running
Times Magazine. An entry fee
of .50 cents per event will
assist the club in payirig for
ribbons, refreshments, and
In announcing the program,
Henley Roughton, chairwo-
man of the RRCA Women's
Olympic Distance Committee,
described it as a nationwide
celebration of women's run-
ning as well as a way to
dramatically show the num-
ber of women running.
One July 26, men, women,
and children will run together
in this local Women's Distance
Festival in celebration of. fit-
ness and the joyfulness, of
women's running.
For further information,
contact Diann McFarland, 109
Yaupon St. Port St. Joe.
The local event is being
assisted by: Running Times
Magazine and Moving Com-
fort, Inc.

We are HERE to Service What We Sell


Governor Gives Approval


Sale of Used Vehicles

The St. Joseph Telephone

& Telegraph Company

will sell the below listed vehicles:
Vehicle No. 109 S-N PH45K2D139426
'72 Plymouth Wagon $ 495.00
Vehicle No. 414 S-N CCQ145A145386
75 Chevrolet %T P-U' cy. $1325.00
Vehicle No. 415 S-N CCQ145A145201
'75Chevrolet 2T P-U' cy. $1350.00
Vehicle No. 416 S-N CCQ145A145281
'75Chevrolet %T P-U6 ty.$1375.00
Vehicle No. 420 S-N CCQ145A145242
'75 Chevrolet T P-U' cyl.$1375.00
Vehicle No. 424 S-N CCQ145AI45463
75 Chevrolet T P-U 6 cy. $1375.00

The price is listed above and payment will
be cash or certified -

These vehicles can be seen at the Supply
Complex in Port St. Joe, Fla.

The above units are publicly advertised and
will be sold on first come, first served basis.

CONTACT: Bernard 0. Wester

Supply Manager
St. Joseph Telephone & Telephone Co.
229-6737 or 229-7263

Hannon Insurance


The Insurance Store-Since 1943

Auto Home Business -Life Flood

Bonds Mutual Funds

8:30 til 6:00, Monday through Friday

Phone 227-1133

221 Reid Avenue


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THE STAR, Pert St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1.S


Hurricane Season Is Here

- Is Your

Property Covered by Flood Insurance?


Except for those with very
short memories, few people
living along the Atlantic and
. Gulf Coast will forget hurri-
canes David and Frederic.
These were the two 1979
storms which caused insured
property and casualty losesi
of approximately $875 million
ina two-week span in August
and September.
And;. unfortunately, while
it's likely that some of the
damage -from the two hurri-
canes: hasn't been fully re-
paired suddenly it's time to
prepare for the 1980 hurricane
season, according to the In-
surance Information Institute.
SAreas of 12 states, the Dis-
tric of Columbia, Virgin Is-
lands and, Puerto Rico were
'affected by David, with result-,
ing insured losses 'of $122
million. While just ten states
were struck cy Frederic,
insured losses exceeded $752
million, the largest insured
' loss on record from a single
disaster .
Interestingly enough, 1979
was the first year that hurri-
canes had both male and,
female names; previously
only feminine names had been
used.' And, if you want to
speculate which of this year's
hurricanes will touch some
part of the country, here are
the 1980. candidates; Allen,
Bonnie, Charley, Danielle,
Earl, Frances, Georges, Her-
mine, Ivan, Jeanne, Karl,
Lisa, .Mitch, Nicole, Otto,
Paula, Richard,' Shary,
Tomas, Virginip, and Walter.
Masculine or feminine
names don't really make
much difference in the case.of
-a hurricane, 'the Institute
points out. It's the size and
enormity of the storm and the
vast destruction it can cause,
that is the real concern. Once
hurricanes are put into motion
they create their own energy

National Flood Insurance quickly and effectively into
Program, which- is operated any hurricane-threatened
by the Federal government. area. They are in a position to
Most insurance agents have begin adjusting losses as soon
information on this program, as the storm is over. These
Because a hurricane can special loss adjusters are
result in hundreds of thou- often, on their way into an area
sands of claims, the insurance before the hurricane even hits
industry has developed a to open emergency claim
series of special catastrophe centers and to help provide
procedures which enable in- quick settlements and pay-
dustry personnel to move ments for losses.

You Are Cordially Invited to Attend


Baptist Church
Corner Long Ave. and 16th St.

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

Rev. J. C. ODUM,

Free Golf Lessons

Scheduled at Club

Tenative arrangements are
being made .to conduct a
"Playing Golf Lesson" at the
St. Joseph BayCountry Club
'on Friday July i1th and,18th.
Use of this facility has been'
donated by the St. Joseph Bay
Country Club Board of Direc-
tors at no charge to all inter-
ested participants. This ap-
plies to all ages, nonmembers
and members. Golf clubs and
golf balls will be furnished at
no charge.
Interested persons, students
and adults should call the Gulf
County Recreation Depart-

ment at 229-6119 or come by
16th Street Golf Course: and
talk to Billy Barlow to obtain
- further information and time
schedule for either or both or
these dates.
So come on out and take
advantage of this freebie.

Most skin cancers are a.
result, of prolonged over-
exposure., to the sun.

Port St.Joeand Eastpoint


Will be Closed

July 3- July 13


308 Fourth St.

Phone 229-8400


Presbyterian Church
Sixteenth Street and Forrest Park Avenue
Phone 227-1756
Study in the Gospels, Wednesday 7:00-7:45

Welcome to Everyone
Phone 2294857

Heating, Air Conditioning
and Refrigeration
Franchised Dealer, Service and
Installation for
Furnaces, Heat Pumps and Air
Conditioning. Residential and
Air conditioning, Refrigeration
and Electrical Contractor
Major Appliance Repairs

411 Baltzell Avenue (Rear of Building)
Phone 229.6903 Port St. Joe


I'm Tiie, Florida National's
Alltime Teller. And my job Is to
Make your banking as quick and..
convenient as possible any time, any
day, even weekends and on holidays,
In a matter of seconds, I can
help you make deposits, transfers,'
withdrawals and payments. I'll even
tell you how much you have in your
savings and checking accounts when
you want me to
1. Alltime TeUercard slot. This is
where you insert your Alltime
Tellercard so I know you're
2. This is my TV screen where I tell
you what to do.
3. Secret code/moneykeyboard.
This is where you enter your *
secret code so I know its really
you. (The code is ourlittle
secret) You also enter the exact
amount of your transaction here.
4. Cash drum. I'll automatically
open this drum with the cash

you've requested. You can make
withdrawals from your savings account
or your checking account. I'll give you
cash in $5, $10, $15. $20 amounts, up
to $200 a day.
5. Deposit/payment slot. I'll accept
deposits to both your checking and
savings accounts. Just fill out the
transaction envelope. I'll also accept
loan payments. Just enclose your check
.and payment slip in the transaction
envelop*. Or I can transfer the payment
from yol checking account (with

payment slip) or savings account
(with payment slip).
6. 'Tlie Transaction Envelopes. For
deposits or payments. There'll always
be a supply on hand.
7. Your receipt slot. When we finish
our business I'll send your receipt out
this slot. Right below the receipt slot,
Ill send back your Alltime Tellercca
8. My pretty face. When we finish our
business, I'll say goodbye until next
time and lower my eyelids.

Balance Inquiry
It's a normal transaction. Just
tell me you want your balance
(savings or checking) and I'll print
the amount on your receipt.
SMoney Tziansleis
I can transfer money from
checking to savings or savings
:p. to checking.

(I (T1ie doesn't wok for
Sour bank, mab you should
switch to her bank.)

Minister of Music

and continue until they simply
run out of steam. There is no
defense against the destruc-
tive force of a hurricane,
except to vacate the area.
According to the National
Weather Service, the hurri-
cane season runs from the
beginning of June through
November. Most storms occur
in August, September or Octo-
boer, but there are, of course
the usual exceptions.
Until last year, the decade
of the 1970's had been rela-
tively free. of serious hurri-
cane damage. The most des-
tructive was "Agnes", which
struck in 1972 causing total
property damage estimated at
more than $2 billion. Until
1979, just four of any size had
reached the U.S. since 1973.
Last year, however in addition
to David and Frederic, Bob
also. struck but caused only
minor damage in Louisiana.
In view of last year's
destruction, clearly now is the
time to' take the necessary
measures to protect family
and property against possible
hurricane damage.'This pro-
tection is especially vital to
the people living in the hurri-
can belt, which stretches from
the New England states a-
round the Florida Keys and
through the coastal fronting
on the Gulf of Mexico.
Until last year, more than 80
per cent of the people living in
this hurricane belt had never.
'experienced one of' these
storms and many were' apa-
thetic. about the necessary
preparations. It's likely that
the 1979 experience changed
that apathy.
Since not all the damage
which may result from a
hurricane is covered by the
usual property insurance poll-
cies, the Institute urges prop-
erty owners to check their
insurance coverage now, and

SFlorida First National Bank

at Port St. Joe
504 Monument Avenue 904/229-8282
Member FDIC 1980 Florida National Banks of Florida Inc. @Tillie, The Alltime Teller is a registered trademark.

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make sure they are fully pro- driven or not. An exception is
tested. any loss caused by rain enter-
Most property insurance ing a building through an
policies cover damage caused opening made by wind. Also,
by a hurricane's wind. How- comprehensive automobile
ever, except under limited fire and theft insurance covers
circumstances, these same automobiles for flood damage,
policies do not provide any the Institute notes.
protection for homes or house- Flood damage as a result of'
hold poesissions damaged by hurricanes is covered under
tidal waves or other kinds of special flood insurance poli-
flood, water whether wind- cies that are issued under the