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FORTY-FOURTH YEAR, NUMBER 29
"If someone had told you before
this that a team could win the Class AA
State Crown with no players on the
team aborie six feet tall, would you have
believed it?" This and a barrage of
other questions were fired at Coach Jim
Belin by a herd of reporters from all
over the state Saturday afternoon.
As this scene took place the new
state "champions" were encircled in
their dressing room, following their vic-
Jtory, praising God for their blessings.
imPght outside that door, Belin replied in
Wan answer to the question, "No, but that
was before this team. They're
The Sharks proved they were dif-
ferent in Lakeland Saturday afternoon
as they defeated P. K. Yonge for the
state crown, 47-41. Two days earlier, in
the semifinals, it was the state's
number one rated team, Avon Park,
who had their perfect record blemished
by the potent Sharks.
Trailing during the fourth quarters
of both games, the Sharks displayed the
awesome combination of full court
press and man-on-man defense that has
disturbed so many teams during their
30-1 season, the best record in North
Belin's game plan for both play-off
games seemed to be identical. Play a
zone defense in the first half putting
pressure on the key players, hoping to
draw fouls; then switch to man-on-man
in combination with a full court press
late in the game to take control and win.
In the championship game, P. K.
Yonge's 6'9" center, Randall Leath,
was an obstacle nine inches taller than
the Sharks' tallest player. He was the
obvious key to the "Blue Waves" at-
The game plan began to pay off ear-
ly when only seconds into the game, big
number 43 committed'lis- first foul.
Leath picked up another before the
quarter ended. The Sharks began to
press in the third period. Late in the
period Leath collected two more fouls.'
Then with 5:12 left in the game the big
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1981
CLASS AA STATE CHAMPIONS are shown following their victory Satur- left,. Coach Jim Belin; Chris Adkison, Tommy Roberts, John Pittman, Clyde
day afternoon in the state finals played in Lakeland. Kneeling, from left, are: Pace, Ricky Larry, Rozelle Jenkins (leaning over), Daryl Garland, Roland
managers Kelvin Cherry, Tim Wilder, Todd Wilder, Harold Caphart and Givens, Jerry Filmore, FIanklin Thomas and Assistant Coach William Lane.
Stephen Fennell. Staninlg are the number one team and-their coaches. Fr"m ... -Star photo
man sat down for good.
"When he got his fifth foul, we knew,
we had it," said Belin. "He killed our of-
fense when he was in there."
P. K. Yonge aid St. Joe both' had a
cold first half with neither team taking
any real offensive command. P. K.
Yonge come out on top of the half, in a
low-scoring game, 20-16. Ricky Larry
was the point man for the Sharks in the
first half with 10 of the Sharks 16 points.
In the third period P. K. Yonge
came out with the hotter hand and pull-
ing out to a seven point, 29-22, lead with
1:40 left in the period.
Out came the press at this point. St.
20 Per Copy
Joe made eight unanswered points to
take the lead for the first time since the
first quarter, 30-29. Ricky Larry and
Jerry Filmore combined with four
points each as Franklin Thomas stole
one. The Sharks battled back, forcing
P. K. Yonge to make mistakes.
In the final period, St. Joe took
command with Daryl Garland getting
nine of his 11 points in the closing
quarter, seven of which were foul shots.
Ricky Larry and Jerry Filmore got five
each as the Sharks outscored P. K.
Yonge 19-12 in the final period.
The crowd was a definite plus for
the Sharks in both the championship
and semi-final game. "We've got the
best fans in the world," said Coach
Belin. The St. Joe following dominated
the attendance and the noise level as
they cheered the Sharks on.
PORT ST. JOE (47)
Larry 7-3-17, Pittman 1-3-5,
Garland 1-9-11, Thomas 1-0-2, Filmore:
5-2-12. Totals 15-17,47.
P. K. YONGE (41)
Hartley 3-0-6, J. Leath 4-2-10, R.
Leath 4-1-9, McCollough 3-0-6, Price:
1-0-2, Fitz 3-0-6, A. Leath 14-02. Totals
Score by Quarters:
PORT ST. JOE 10 6 12 19-47
P. K. YONGE 10 10 9 12-41
For a little while it looked bad for
the home team in the semi-final game
Thursday. Down at one point by nine to
the number one ranked AA team in the
state, Avon Park, with only five.
minutes remaining, the Sharks rallied
to stun the Red Devils, 72-69. The Avon
Park team had a perfect 21-0 record go-
ing into the semi-final game.
"They were the hottest outside
shooting team I have ever seen," said
Belin, "we were lucky to be in it at all".
Avon Park grabbed a 67-58 lead
three minutes into the fourth quarter.
Port St. Joe went on a ten point spree to
take the lead, with the Red Devils
unable to buy a goal.
(Continued on Page 8)
Tax Bills Probable Sometime Next
Month Barring Further Delay
If everything goes as well as within the next few weeks. Ac- currently working on com- the Tax Adjustment Board.
planned, you should be receiv- cording to Property Appraiser pleting adjustments to the tax Her office will then
ing your property tax bills Joyce Williams her office is roll, which were granted by keypunch the corrections so
that the new tax roll can be
sent to the computer in
Panama City, to yield a
recapitulation of the total tax-
able property now on the rolls.
IN,,After the tax roll is received
back from the computer, the
Board of County Commis-
...... sioners will have three days in
'' which to adjust the millage
rate, in order to yield the
necessary revenues to finance
the recently adopted budgets
of the various local governing
bodies. After setting the new
'.',. ..--. ,. village rate, the tax roll will
-/ be sent to the Tax Collector's
office, which will hopefully be
April 1, said Mrs. Williams.
The taw states that the Tax
Collector has 20 days in which
to mail property tax notices
after receiving the .adjusted
property tax roll from the Ap-
praiser's office. However,
Eda Ruth Taylor, Gulf County
Health Department Head
Given 90 Days by Board
After four hours of listening
to the problem, the Board of
County Commissioners took
action they hope will finally
resolve the Gulf County
Health Department feud.
Employees of the Depart-
ment, Dr. W. T. Weathington,
concerned citizens, Dept. of
Health and Rehabilitative Ser-
vices representative E. C.
Prather and others aired their
grievances to the Board Tues-
day evening in the special
Commissioner Money got
the ball rolling when he ad-
dressed the inequity of
mileage. He gave as an exam-
ple one mileage voucher
which listed-trip to the Post
Office, four miles. He then
noted that the Post Office was
only five or six blocks from the
Health Dept. He went on to
note that he saw several other
instances where it looked as if
mileage could have been sav-
ed with a trip through the
Yellow Pages. He then asked
Dr. Weathington to comment
on his statements.
Weathington pointed out
that the employees had the
freedom to use their judge-
ment, also stating that N. C.
Schweikert, County Sani-
tarian, had three times as
much mileage allowance as
anyone else. He further noted
that when the Board was com-
plaining about cut-backs he
asked employees to limit
themselves. He stated that he
set the 800 mile limit for
Schweikert after comparing
area counties' mileage quotas,
pointing out that Schweikert
needed to plan his trips better.
then pointed out that he had
had several complaints about
the way the phone was
answered, asking Helen Mon-
tgomery if that was her job.
She stated that she did but
there were other people whoa
also answered it.
Questions were aired about
probation of employees, pay
raises, job advancements and
Schweikert then took the
floor and explained that
grievances filed against him
were misleading and that they
had nothing to do with the
March 10th meeting of the
Board. During that meeting,
Schweikert pointed out that
his 800 mile mileage
allowance was insufficient.
The grievance has to do with
reimbursement for a seminar.
in Winter Haven. He stated, "I:
can justify my mileage,"'
pointing out that two trips to
(Continued on Paae 3)
The St. Joe Quarterback
Club announces that due to
circumstances beyond their
control the Annual Seafood
Supper scheduled for Satur-
day, March 21, has been
The supper will be held on
April 18, 4-6 p.m., at the High
School commons area.
All ticket holders please
note this change.
Karl Bowen, co-chairman of the "Wheels for Life" campaign to aid St. Jude's, looks on as
Frank Pate, Mayor, signs a proclamation this past week making the week of April 6-12 as "Port
St. Joe St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital Week". See a related story on the work of St.
Jude's Hospital on page six of this edition. -Star photo
(Continued on Page 3)
Congressman Earl Hutto
announced recently that he
has moved his Pensacola
office from the Jordan Street
Post Office building to the Old
Town House Office Complex
near the corner of Cervantes
and Palafox. The mailing
address will remain the same
which is: Post Office Box
17689, Pensacola, Fl. 32501;
and the phone number also
will remain the same:
432-6179. The actual location is
15 West Strong Street, but it is
near the corner of Cervantes
"I am happy to get in the
new facilities," said Hutto,
"because we needed the ad-
ditional space for the expand-
ed services in the Pensacola
Results of the accreditation survey
performed last October at Municipal
hospital were received this week. The
hospital was awarded a full two year
accreditation by the Joint Commission
an Accreditation of Hospitals thus
signifying that the hospital has con-
tinued to provide high quality services
for patient care as well as sound
The Joint Commissioner on Accredit-
ation of Hospitals (HCAH) is the leader
of the nation's voluntary efforts to raise
the quality of care available to the
American public. JCAH is a private,
not-for-profit organization created by
and composed of health care profes-
sionals. It was formed in 1951, and it is
governed by representatives of five
national health care organizations The
American College of Surgeons, the
American College of Physicians, the
American Dental Association, the
American Hospital Association and the
American Medical Association.
Accreditation is professional and
national recognition reserved for facili-
ties that provide high quality health
care. It means that the hospital has.
voluntarily sought to be measured
against high professional standards
and is in substantial compliance with
Accreditation is a voluntary process.
The decision to seek accreditation
reflects a sincere commitment to
evaluate and improve the quality of
care and services. The hospital's
participation in this process demon-
strates to patients and the community
that Municipal Hospital is dedicated to
maintaining high professional stan-
dards for quality patient care. In 1979
only 65 percent of the hospitals in
Florida received a full two year
A JACH survey team including a
physician, a nurse, a hospital admini-
strator, and a laboratory technologist
visited the hospital to evaluate its
performance in every area of Board,
Medical Staff, Administrative, Nurs-
ing, and Ancillary Service operations.
The surveyors applied JCAH standards
to each of these functions, evaluated the
findings, and consulted with the hos-
pital's professional personnel. Such
evaluation and consolation resulted in
an education process that will aid the
hospital in its pursuit of excellence in
Hospital Administrator, Richard
Zyski, stated that "this accomplish-
ment by the hospital Medical Staff,
Board members and employees is
made all the more meaningful given the
financial and regulatory constraints
under which hospitals are operating
today. What Municipal lacks in finan-
cial resources is in many ways made up
for by the dedication and work of its
personnel; the excellent direction given
by the Board (City Commission) which
spends hours each month in time and
effort without compensation; and, the
voluntary services rendered by the
Hospital Is Accredited
Hospital Is Accredited
SEditorials and (
I The Sh
We know everyone in Gulf County is
S proud of the Port St. Joe Sharks for winning
S :the state tournament last Saturday afternoon.
SE The Sharks are now number one in the
r State of Florida in Class 2A basketball,
S" regardless of what anybody's poll says.
For a few fleeting weeks during the
_. season, the Sharks were the pick of the sports
i -writers as the number one team of the state,
1 then had their position usurped by Avon Park
1'-i when the Sharks lost by one lone point to
^ ^Wakulla in the Gulf Coast Conference
S tournament. They have been known as tfi
S number two team in the state from that time
forward ... until Saturday afternoon, when
they proved they were number one, not
;The Sharks are our kind of winner. The
scrappy kind, which keeps on trying, even
,. after everyone gives up on them as having
S',J. .. In Chipley, when the Tigers had them
down by seven points in the waning minutes of
the last quarter two weeks ago, the fans
began to moan and groan that the team had
come so far this year, and were now losing out
---i right on the edge of getting a trip to the state
-," ;: tournament.
'* '. j
S e a lth ,(Continued from Page
Wewalitchka a week eats up employee giving problems
00 miles of his allowance, the Health Department. T
"and that's without doing any motion was seconded by Co
S work." missioner Money.
S -He went on to explain that
this was not the problem. "We After further discussion
S t n't communicate," he said, the Board and members
and pointed out several in- the audience, the motion pa
stances of problems between ed and the meeting adjourn
himself and Weathington. The operation of the Hea
Weathington took the floor Department has caused a s
then and said that he had re- among Gulf County citizens
quested travel information was evidenced by the numt
from Schweikert and had not of people present at t
received it; and then went on special meeting Tuesd
to say that it was apparent in night. They were quite vot
Sthe past few years Schweikert in their concern that the pr
id been Ulipping, and had lem be resolved.
ieommended his getting
i After a break, Frank a Xe s
a Father with the Dept. of HRS
; addressed the Board, stating ,
S he d been.friendly with continuedd from Page 1)
* l lotblsides involvedin trying.o
Srpsolve the problem. Commis- Tax Collector, says that s
sioner Branch asked if he had hopes her office will be able
a solution to the problem. get the notices in the mail
Prather responded by sug- soon as possible after recei
: testing reviewing and up- ing the roll.
~ dating job requirements. If Tax payers will have 30 da
problems then continue, the after the notices are mailed,
1Board should take proper which to pay their proper
disciplinary action. taxes and still receive the fo
Commissioner Tankersley percent discount. After
noted that the Board had met days, taxes would be cc
:Monday night, and that a mo- sidered delinquent ai
tion was made and seconded penalties would be assessed
S or dismissal of Dr. The new TRIM legislati
S Weathington. After discussing enacted by the sta
the options for several legislature has caused ta
'minutes, Commissioner Gort. bills all over the state to I
m an made a Inotion to rescind late, and put most govern
:the previous motion for 90 bodies in a financial bin
Ndys, and if the problem isn't Most have had to borrow
p olved by then, the Board will money to finance their oper
: :hsk for the resignation of tions until tax revenues beg
S Weathington, or any other to come in after property ta
I Another Year
S TOMORROW IS A great day so far This year briq
S. as I am concerned. Tomorrow is the trauma with the
day in the year of 1981, in which I will be day. In just one
another year older. It's my birthday, eligible to join th<
SDog-gone it! Whether I like it or not, I I'm reaching
S will be another year older, status in years, bi
S I have thought and thought just feel about 35. The
r what I would like for you or anyone else is that I am not.
to give me for my birthday. After some
Consideration on the matter and rack-
Sing my brain over what I would like for
.. this natal day, I have arrived at the con-
clusion that I would like something T i
S which I could use, something which is
"2 easily obtained and expensive.
: Like a jar of peanut butter.
S I can use that each and every day
as long as it lasts, it is obtainable in
Most super markets and these days it is
r certainly expensive.
Last year, I received a birthday
card for my birthday. Try spreading MY HAT IS O
that on a piece of toast in the morning Dave Durenber
= for breakfast! Because Sen. Dur
S Ordinarily I like for my birthday to ed a bill to block f
Scroll around, for several reasons, vice's plan to insi
L Another birthday means I am one year Code. And here I
closer to paying off whatever I am pay- Postmaster
ing off. It means it is spring and the Bolger is not s
time is drawing near when the fishing Durenberg's man
gets good. It's time to plant tomatoes has come up with
and lots of other good things. the attempt to sci
SWINN THE STAR
Published Every Thursday at 306 Williams Avenue. P
By The Star Publishing Company
Second -Class Postage Paid at PorSt St. Joe. o
rA p Wesley R. Ramsey ....... Editor ai
WWilliam H. Ramsey .......... Proc
S .3S Frenchie L Ramsey ........... Off
Shirley K. Ramsey ..................
Thursday, March 19, 1981
irk Cagers Are Our Kind Of Winners
Then, in Lakeland last Thursday after-
noon, when a tall deadly-shooting Avon Park
team had them down by nine and were still
pounding, the Sharks just sucked it in, played
it tight, and showed the Avon Park team they
were not through until the final buzzer sounds
and they had better not go to counting their
victory until it was written down in the record
That's the spirit it takes to win and keep
We're proud of the Sharks.
The thing which thrills us about the Shark
basketball team this season, isn't that
they won the title of the state's best bas-
ketball team in their class. The thing which
thrills us is that they have evidently learned a
valuable lesson this season. They have
learned that if one tries as hard as he possibly
can, plays the game with those around him,
thinks of himself as a winner, he will be a
winner. Also, he can function with his peers
and come out of the fray with his head up, no
matter what the outcome is on the
One of the problems with our society is
that there are too many people around who
are not team players. They all want to shoot
the basket, be the hero, win the acclaim, get
their way. The Sharks have learned that if one
wants to win, to be successful, he must also
consider those playing the game with him.
Not fight him.
Would More Money Get Our Roads Fixed?
We've worked on the Governor's plans to
raise the taxes on gasoline here before. The
Governor says the Department of Transpor-
tation needs more revenue to finance
increased road building prices and to combat
declining gasoline tax revenues brought
about by a decline in the use of gasoline.
Nobody is arguing with the fact that his
economics are right on line. The condition he
says exists does exist. The DOT is undoubted-
ly strapped for cash.
Last Wednesday afternoon, we were
riding south on Highway 71, and we couldn't
help but think what would the DOT do with
more money. More of the same? Would the
same roads which were getting attention
when the DOT was adequately funded
continue to get the lion's share of the road
funds, all at the expense of such "back
woods" highways as Highway 71?
Highway 71 was a mess back when the
DOT could have afforded to have it repaired
or re-surfaced. It is even worse now.
A person could put a dollop of chocolate in
a glass, dump in a little ice cream and a dash
of milk, sit the glass in the back seat of his car
and drive from Wewahitchka to Port St. Joe
and he would have either a milk-shake or
chocolate butter, depending on the condition
of the milk.
What we're getting at is that, in our
opinion, the DOT wasn't a very good steward
of the money they had back when they had it.
If they had more now, would it still be more of
the same or could some of the roads in the
state which really need fixing get some
A new traffic death record
may be set if the present trend
continues through 1981 said
the Florida Highway Patrol
Preliminary records for
January and February, 1981,
indicated that people are
dying on Florida's highways
at a 19 percent faster rate than
for the same two months in
Colonel Eldridge Beach,
Patrol Director said, "Pre-
liminary totals for all of 1980
show that 2,878 people died on
our roads and highways. That
was an all-time high and was
216 more than the previous
record setting year of 1973."
Tl*'55'tifled per hour speed
limit went into effect in 1974
and deaths decreased to 2,270,
then to 2,040 in 1975, to 2,015 in
1976 but started creeping up in
1977 with 2,066.
The Mileage Death Rate
(deaths per 100 million miles
driven), was 4.5 in 1973,
dropped to 3.1 in 1976 and 1977
and rose to 3.5 in 1979.
Beach concluded by saying,
"Unless drivers and pedes-
tians start being more respon-
sible there could be well over
3,000 persons killed on our
streets and highways in this
notices have been sent out.
April will be a month to
remember- not only are
federal income taxes due on
April 15th, but you will receive
your property tax notices.
ings a small amount of
coming of my birth-
more year I will be
e Golden Agers.
g the Golden Ager
it not in outlook. I still.
sad thing about it all
... Birthdays Come QuickerAs You Get Older
The General says if Congress
doesn't give him his new Zip Code, he
will raise the postage rates.
So what else is new?
The way I read it, the raise in
postage rates is already on the way,
nine-digit Zip Code or not. With the new
time a new telephone book comes out
the old one has become pretty dog-
eared from looking up numbers.
With a nine-digit Zip Code on top of
a seven-digit telephone number, I
would just blow a fuse.
ONE OF THE headlines last week
FF and doffed to Sen.
rg, R-Minn. Why?
renberg has introduc-
orever the Postal Ser-
tall the nine-digit Zip
thought no one cared.
General William F.
hitting still for Sen.
neuver, however. He
a threat to stave off
ruttle his pet Zip Code
raise in rates, the price of mailing a let-
ter will be three times what it was in the
late 60's. That was just some 12 years
ago. Whether or not the latest rate in-
crease was the General making good on
his threat, it has come about.
The nine-digit Zip Code would all
but put my memory out of business. I
have a tough enough time remember-
ing a seven-digit telephone number,
and precious few of those have been
committed to my grey matter. By the
put the oyster producers in the
limelight again. Last year it was the
hepatitis thing which all but shut down
the oyster business, what with people
afraid of eating the tasty morsels.
Back last year, I was of the opinion
that the most danger one could have
from eating oysters was in eating too
many at one sitting. Jimmy McNeill,
our Gulf County producer told me even
this wasn't so. "You can't eat too many
oysters", Jimmy said.
The latest bad press given the
oyster business was that four of seven
firms processing the fruit of the sea
were doing it in unsanitary surroun-
dings. We must point out that this
revelation came from a Federal inspec-
tor the week after a state inspector had
been around and put his approval on the
The Federal man may have been
within his bounds to make his revela-
tion. I don't know. I sure didn't go look
and see for myself. We're not saying the
producing houses were at fault in their
operations just like the inspector said.
If he was right, the offending houses
should have been notified and told to
clean up their act. There was no need to
go public with the announcement unless
the houses refused to clean up.
But back to oysters making you
At Rotary Club last week, the news
article about the offending houses was
the topic of conversation before the
meeting. Bo Boyette came up with
about the best answer I have heard to
the charges that too many or tainted
oysters make you sick.
Bo said, "It's not the oysters, it's
Good thinking, Bo.
High and low tides for St.
Joseph's Bay for the upcom-
ing week are shown in the tide
table below, furnished by the
U. S. Weather Bureau in Apa-
lachicola. Times are based
on a 24-hour clock, and height
is feet above or below the
APALACHICOLA HIGH made the
news last week, with action by the
school board going to court for expell-
ing several members of the student
body for selling and smoking mari-
juana on the school grounds.
First a judge said the school board
had to re-instate the offending parties
and then the school board went to court
defending their actions. a
An earlier news article cited the
North Florida Christian School for
suspending several students for two
weeks and refusing them a diploma
because they smoked a cigarette on a
school trip. The courts didn't do
anything about that one.
And, rightly so. It was the business
of the school to enforce its rules.
I remember when I went to school,
a student would have been suspended
for smoking cigarettes on the school
grounds and the school admini-
stration's actions would have been held
up by the community. It just wasn't
It's a sad commentary on our pre-
sent day society when the any court will
uphold the breaking of the law. We hope
the Franklin County School Board wins
mean water line.
High Ht. Low Ht.
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Fri. 1213 .5 709 .3
2354 .8 1517 .3
Sat. 1113 .6 634 .4
Sun. 157 .7 514
1118 .7 1928 .2
Mon. 1140 .9 2056 .1
Tues. 1212 1.0 2221 .1
Wed. 1254 1.1 2327 .0
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PHONE 227-1278 IN COUNTY-ONE YEAR, $6.00 SIX MONTHS. $4.00
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nd Publisher SECONDCLASS POSTAGE PAID themselves liable for damage further then amount received for such advertisement
uctiOn SUpt AT PoRyTST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456
i Supt. APFLORIDAThe spoken word is given scant attention; The printed word is thughlully weighed. The spoken word
ice Manager barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lest; the printed word remains
T.D. Hall To Lead Revival Christian School
at First Baptist Church
Evangelist T.D. Hall will
preach revival services at
First Baptist Church March
22-27. Mr. Hall served as
pastor of churches in Georgia,
Alabama, and Texas from
1958 until joining the James
Robison Evangelistic As-
sociation as Executive Direc-
tor in 1967.. He 'presently
resides in Eules, Texas and is
partner in the Successful'
Christian Living Ministries
with his brother, Dudley Hall.
He was President of 'the
Conference of Texas Baptist
Evangelists in 1977 and 1978.
David Garrett returns to
lead the music and work with
young people during this
period of revival. He is
Minister of Music at Gross
Baptist Church in Mesquite,
Morning services, with
doughnuts and coffee, will
begin at 7 a.m. Everyone is
invited to attend and join in T. D. HALL
State Attorney Ji]
* Trial Interventio]
Jim Appleman, State At-
torney 14th Judicial Circuit,
recently announced he was
implementing the Pre-Trial
Intervention Program for Bay
and Gulf Counties.
P.T.I. is a diversionary
program for FIRST-TIME of-
fenders charged with lesser
crimes. The program is auth-
orized by Florida Statute 944.-
025 and has been implemented
in other Circuits with a 90
percent success rate.
The purposes of the pro-
Reduces time spent in Court
by the Victim
Allows the Victim to see
restitution being made for
Provides accused individual
punishment on a more timely
If the accused individual
proves himself, he can avoid
further involvement in the
Criminal Justice System.
Reduced workload in the
Court. System for lesser
' Save taxpayers money.
Who is eligible?,
A person charges with a
lesser crime, third degree
felony ONLY if the Victim,
Monday, March 23
Pizza, buttered mixed vege-
tables, orange juice, cookie
Tuesday, March 24
Battered fried fish, buttered
grits, cabbage slaw, baked
beans, sliced bread and milk.
Wednesday, March 25
Beef-a-roni, green beans,
State Attorney and Initiating
Agency approve the program.
Only those receiving ap-
proval by the Court.
Defendant submits to a-
Victim can see restitution
Savings to taxpayers.
Saving Jurors time and cost
of summons, travel expense,
Speedier disposition 'of cas-
ses allowing timely punish-
ment for the accused.
Termination of the Contract
Since the accused enters
into a contract with the victim
and or State Attorney the
contract can be terminated on
successful completion of the
terms of the contract.
Should the State Attorney
determine for any reason or at
any time that the individual is
not living up to his agreement
he may terminate the contract
and proceed with prosecution
'.of .the accused.
You will notice Jim Apple-
man has referred many times
to the victim in describing this
program. This is to emphasize
tossed salad, buttered roll and
Thursday, arch 26
Chicken and turkey pie,
buttered cabbage, green pep-
per rings, buttered roll, apple-
sauce cake and milk.
Friday, March 27
Faith Christian School in
Port St. Joe will be having
registration for summer
school and the 1981-82 year on
Saturday, March 28th from
9:30 to 3:30 p.m. at their main
facility at 801 20th St. The
school has announced that it
will be adding a 7th grade in
the fall. It already conducts
classes for K, fourth through
Another additional feature
being introduced is a Family
Educational Forum which will
sponsor special films and
seminars each year for the
parents of the Christian school
children. The purpose of these
meetings is to strengthen
Christian families and en-
courage Christian education
in the home.
The first meeting will be on
April 14 and will feature a film
on rebuilding healthy mar-
'aige relationships. The title is
"Strike The Original Match",
which is based on the best
selling book by the same name
by Chuck Swindoll. Another
film bringing to life the out-
standing Christian literary
classic, "Pilgram's Progress"
will be shown on May 5.
Lastly, a short film entitled
"Discipline in the Home", by
the immensely popular How-
ard Hendricks, will be shown
at kindergarten graduation on
Port St. Joe High Schools'
principal Edwin G. Williams
announces .that the spring
holidays will begin March 30,
and end April 3rd. March 27th
will also be a student holiday
for teacher inservice.
A -U- 0,0 ~U~b
THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, March 19, 1981
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Will be given away Saturday, M
Register as often as you like.
of last week's certificate.
Gideon to S
m Appleman Init-0ates re.. Bill Streit, a member of
Gideons International, will
speak during the morning
worship service at 11 a.m.
n Pro ra For Gulf EST, on March 22 atthe First
1 P o g a F r Gulf Baptist Church of White City.
7 The Gideon International is
that he intends to seek justice to the Criminal Justice in NO WAY changes Jim a non-profit organization that
for the victim and at the same System. Fewer than 10 per- Appleman's position on going has a goal, the wide distri-
time construct a program to cent return to the Criminal after criminals such as repeat bution of the Word of God.
reduce the probability of a Court System for conviction, offenders, and those commit- They are now distributing the
first-time offender returning It should also be noted this ting major crimes. Scriptures in more than 50
E $25.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE
larch 21. No purchase necessary.
Jolene Armistead was the lucky winner
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languages. They have a volun-
teer working force of 100,000
members who help to distri-
bute the Bible in more than 125
countries of 100,000 members
who help to distribute the
Bible in more than 125 count-
The public is cordially invit-
ed to attend the service. The
church is located on Hwy. 71 in
Visits with Dr. & Mrs. Hendrix
Joseph Maxwell Hendrix
has returned home after visit-
ing his grandparents, Dr. and
Mrs. Joe Hendrix for past two -
weeks while his parents Mr.
and Mrs. Bill Hendrix of
Hartselle, Alabama, visited
his aunt and uncle, Mr. and
Mrs. Boyd Bulger in St. Louis,
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, March 19, 1981
"How Brothers and Sister Get Along"Is Topic of Sixth
S Vincent R:Jones, M. Ed.
,. .or years parents have been
S amazed by the effect brothers
and sisters have on each
: other. The sixth in a series of
eight seminars on "Marriage
andFamily Living" presented
by the Gulf County Guidance
S clinic deals with several as-
pects of sibling relationships, that arise out of this siti
The envy and competition This seminar, schedule
.between brothers and sisters Monday, March 23, add
is just as typical as their "Sibling Rivalry", one
brotherly love for each other. most common prol
During the course of their parents are confronted v
development from infancy focuses upon the relucta
through adolescence, the children to accept th
parents usually become that they must share
keenly aware of many issues parents' love and attent
Set for Monday Night
review of how this jealousy is
shown in children takes into
account varying degrees of its
Also to be discussed during
the program will be the effects
of birth order. The eldest or
first born child often look after
his younger brothers and
sisters, thereby becoming an
extension of parental auth-
ority. The second born exerts
himself more because he holds
a rather challenging position
in the family constellation.
Third, fourth and later child-
ren are examined as a result
of a combination of factors.
The last born is the most
vulnerable to "pampering."
L ---~UO U*,'*
Finally, Monday's program
will provide information on
The program will be held at
the First Church of the
Nazerene located on Niles and
Long Avenue, and is sch-
(Continued on Page 5)
W. J. FORTNER & DEBRA JOHNSON
Carol Cathey, math instructor at Port St. Joe High School, second from right, is shown giv- Jeannette Lawder, at left, David Bearden and Tony King, at right, look on as Judy
;ng aiding three of her math students. They are, from left: Jim Brown, Lisa Marshall and Williams, ninth grade history teacher at Port St. Joe High School, explains part of the day's
' Jaames Taylor. lesson to them. -Star photos
Carol Cathey and Judy Williams Are
Two excellent Gulf County United Methodist Church.
;;Iteachers have been elected to About her profession, Carol
i:become members of the Beta says, "I find teaching as
iBeta Chapter, Mu State, of the rewarding as it is a chal-
;Delta Kappa Gamma Society lenge."
::International, an organization +++
$:for outstanding women educa- Judy Williams is a graduate
li;tors, They are Carol Goff of Port St. Joe High School.
;Cathey and Judy Herring She received her B.S. degree
!.i'Williams. -in history at the-Universityfor6
.;: A scholarship winner many Southern Mississippi where
times over, Carol Cathey she was a member of Kappa
atnded the University of Delta Pi, an honorary educa-
.*tami where she was a tion fraternity, Alpha Lambda
*ember of the Alpha Lambda Delta, Pi Gamma Mu, and Phi
Helta Honor Society, Florida Alpha Theta.
ggtate University where she While at the University of
eias a student member of the Southern Mississippi, Judy
atiofnal Teachers of Mathe-, received a St. Joe Paper Com-
e*atics and where she re- pany Scholarship, an Associa-
,;deived her B.S. degree in tion of Women Students
mathematics educations, and Scholarship, a Region Merit
ie University of West Florida
where she was a member of
FtPsi Chi, a National Honor "Yui Block people
societyy in psychology and r l kn
hereee she received her M.A. really know
:degree in psychology. your stuff.
Carol has taught math- I Shoulda come
-0matics at Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr. here last year."
,Algh School, where she is
chairman, since 1972.
She is a member of the Gulf
-ounty Classroom Teachers
--Association, the Florida -
-Teaching Profession, and the
'National Education Associa-
'.-ion. She was nominated to
Outstanding Secondary Edu-
:Cators of America.
Being active in her profes- Each year, all Block preparers
g:ion, Carol has served on are updated on all the latest
'-Several committees including changes in the tax laws. That's
-.he Pupil Progression Corn- another way of making sure we
Attee.She is also a part time ratelyanco rretly. accu
-*athematics and psychology rarely and orry
a:3istructor for Gulf Coast Corn- H&R BLOCK&
nJunity College. THE INCOME TAX PEOPLE
Carol is married to Al
-:Cathey. They have two child- Phone 229-8536
-en, Brian who is three and 116 Mot Ave.St. Joe, FL 32456
:Lee ,who is six months old. Port St. Joe, FL 32456
.They are members of the First
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Port St. Joe
Gulf Women Educators
Scholarship, and a Graduate
She also was a Presidents
and Dean's List Scholar,
Honor Graduate and a mem-
ber of the Spring Leadership
Judy is a ninth grade social
^ studies teapcer atoprtSt. Joe
High School where she first
started teaching in 1972. ,Judy
believes, "The whole process
of our democratic government
is based on the free education
of our citizenry so that wise
decisions may be made by this
electorate. If this democracy
is to continue to thrive and
prosperand solve the complex
problems threatening our soc-
iety today, a good, sound
education must be stressed in
our schools, our homes, and
throughout the community.
Without our schools, today's
young people have very little
basis from which to cope with
Her activities at school have
included being Junior Class
ponso0,, searing on the .In-
service Committee as well as'
the Inservice Leadership Con-
ference in 1975 and 1976. In
I w -
1980 she was on a Southern
Association Conference Re-
view of Apalachicola High
Judy has outside interests
such as reading, crocheting,
and enjoying the beaches. She.
is married to former coach
and teacher, Rick Williams,
who is now employed by St.
T'Joe Paper Company. They
have a daughter named
Alyson. They attend the First
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United Methodist Church.
Both of these fine educators,
along with new members from
Bay and Calhoun counties,
will be inducted into the
prestigious organization on
March 21 at the Saint Andrew
Bay Yacht Club in Panama
Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Bishop
of New Hebron, Mississippi,
announce the engagement and
approaching marriage of their
daughter, Debra Johnson, to
W. J. Fortner of Wewahitch-
ka. He is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Leroy Fortner of Wewa-
The bride elect attended
Copiah Lincoln Junior College
and Hinds Junior College in
Mississippi. The prospective
groom is employed as a lab
technician at Basic Chemical
in Port St. Joe.
The wedding will be an
event of April 11, at 6:30 p.m.,
CST at the Glad Tidings
Assembly of God Church, with"
Rev. David Warren officiating
at the ceremony. All friends
and relatives of the couple arej
cordially invited to attend tl
wedding and reception whicw
will follow iri the church social
Some say that looking at sap-
phires strengthens the eves.
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o e is a good
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529 Fifth St.
Jeanne McDermott Explains Uses
of Plants As Home Decorations
Mrs. Jeanne McDermott history of use of plants in home. Today Mrs. McDermott She reminded members
spoke to a well attended Port Victorian times to the modern said both businesses and color, texture, line and
St. Joe Garden Club last age. All remember the lovely homes use plants and house are the way to decide
Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Mc- fern stands and pots of trees as decorations, room plant to use where. AccoI
Dermott gave members a sansevieria in grandmother's dividers, and accent pieces. to Mrs. McDermott,
Left to right: 1
Three more Port St. Joe
8 Jr.-Sr. High School sopho-
. mores have had their poems
i accepted for publication in the
' national literary magazine,
:9 TIGERS & LAMBS edited by
SLaurel Speer of Tucson,
Wayne Corbell, son of Mr.
: and..Mrs. Doug Corbell Sr.,
Wayne Corbell, Cathy Rish and Mark LaLuzerne.
wrote "Sky and People";
Mark LaLuzerne, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Fred LaLuzerne,
wrote "The Fury"; Cathy
Rish, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Billy Joe Rish,, wrote
"holding On." All three poems
will be-published in the.
TIGERS & LAMBS is
published by Robert W.
Thurber of Campbell, Cali-
fornia. Poets sixteen years old
or younger may submit.
The poems written by these
three students were for a class
project, a book of poems they
...entitled Gold Fantasia. They
are members of Mrs. Biggs'
sixth period English-II class.
THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, March 19, 1981
Center Serves Tea Davis Stoutamires
modern and the now popluar
Oriental decor, bamboo
palms, rubber trees, Norfolk
pines and dracaenas blend
effectively. She suggested
crisp fresh pots of herbs for
cheer in the kitchen.
President Rena Huie
thanked Mrs. McDermott for
this interesting and most
During the following busi-
ness meeting, Mrs. Huie ap-
pointed Edith Stone, Polly
Sowers and Bessie Nedley as
nominating committee. Mrs.
Agnes Culpepper, chairman of
the coming, plants, cakes,
bulbs and junque sale, said the
sale will be on Saturday, April
llth, nine a.m. to one p.m., at
the corner of Reid Ave. and
4th St., Florida Power
parking lot. Members are to
bring all donations already
Mrs. Elsie Griffin gave a
demonstration of use of mad-
onnas with flowers for this
Lenten season, with three
colors of flowers and two
madonnas. Mrs. Griffin made
six different and most lovely
The hostesses Lucille Suber,
Edith Stone and Agnes Cul-
pepper served delicious re-
freshments with a St. Pat-
rick's Day theme.
THANK YOU NOTE
The family of Earl R. Davis
wishes to express their deep-
est and heartfelt thanks and
appreciation to all who were
so kind and thoughtful during
the loss of our husband and
father. We wish to thank all
for their gifts of love, food and
The Earl R. Davis Family
(Continued from Page 4)
eduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.
(Eastern) on March 23. There
is no charge for the program.
Free child care for children
two and older is available. The
Clinic can be reached at
227-1145 if there are further
to Potpouri Club
The Potpourri Club was
honored at a morning tea
during a recent visit to the
Gulf County Adult Activity
Center in the Washington
School Complex hosted by the
Center's clientele and staff.
The guests were entertained
in the daily living area at the
Center where a formal tea
table was laden with a delicate
array of homemade cookies,
nuts, punch and coffee.
Lovely spring silk flower
arrangements in varying hues
of pink, white and blue provid-
ed focal points on the serving
Wille Ballard presided over
the punch bowl and Argean
Ware attended the formal
Preparation of the punch
and cookies were carried out
as a learning experience in the
training class in daily living
taught by Mrs. Susie Cooper at
The lovely flower arrange-
ments were compliments of
Vicki Abrams, the centers
director, initially guided the
Club group on a tour of the
facility and later moderated a
display and discussion session
following the tea. Each man
and woman attending the
Center was given the oppor-
tuity to show their woodwork
ing crafts, quilting and class
assignments. Others selected
to explain the various leisure
activities and job training
programs sponsored by the
The Activity Center is
sponsored locally by the Asso-
ciation for Retarded Citizens
of Gulf County,
To Celebrate 25th
The Children of Mr. and
Mrs. Davis Stoutamire will be
honoring their parents on their
Twenty-Fifth Wedding An-
niversary, Sunday, March 22,
at 3:00 in the afternoon at
the First Pentecostal Holiness
All friends of the Stouta-
mire's are cordially invited.
Mrs. Dessie Lee Parker had
as her guests Tuesday her
brother and his wife, Mr. and
Mrs. K. B. Benton of Sop-
choppy. Also visiting was her
sister, Mrs. Lila Mae Alford of
Gas & Safety
Natural gas supplies vitally needed-energy
to thousands of homes, businesses and in-
dustries in Florida. Energy, whether it be in the
form of gas, electricity, oil, water, etc., when
uncontrolled can be dangerous.
Even though a record of safe operations
has been established over the years by the
regulated gas industry, knowledge of the Infor-
mation contained in this ad can assist you in
recognizing a potentially hazardous condition
and take appropriate action to safeguard life
Q. What Are Some of the Characteristics Of
Natural Gas A User Should Know?
A. Natural Gas is a mixture of hydrocarbons
composed mainly of methane and exhibits
the following characteristics:
1. Odorless-an odor is added to this gas.
2. It is lighter than air and if released will
rise into the atmosphere unless trapped.
3. It is nontoxic. However, as with any burn-
ing process, incomplete combustion will
form carbon monoxide which is toxic.
4. It is colorless.
5. It has a flammability range of from four
% to 14% (approximate values by vol-
ume of gas to air).
0. Is Natural Gas Dangerous?
A. Gas, like all forms of energy, is capable of
doing damage and must be used properly.
However, the experience with natural gas
use shows it to be more safe than other
energy sources which you use in your home
Q. What Should You Know About Gas Odor?
A. 1. Natural gas doesn't normally have an
2. A substance is added by your gas com-
pany to give natural gas a "rotten-egg"
smell should it escape.
3. Become familiar with the smell. Should
you detect this odor, it doesn't positively
tell you that there is a gas leak; but this is
sufficient reason for you to call your gas
company and have them investigate.
Q. What Additional Ways Can You Detect A
A. 1. When the ground is wet, you may detect
a leak by seeing bubbles rising through
puddles of water in a uniform manner.
2. A larger leak of gas from underground
piping may be able to be seen by sand
blowing around a small hole in the
ground; it may be felt just as you may
feel air leaking from a small hole in a tire
or air hose; and if it is a large leak, a noise
can be heard similar to air leaking.
3. A flame at or around appliance piping
other than at the burner indicates leak-
0. The Fact That A "Rotten-Egg" Odor Is De-
tected, Does That Mean That There Is A Nat-
ural Gas Leak?
A. No. But this should be checked to assure
that the odor isn't an indication of a gas
leak. Call your gas company and report it.
Odors similar to that of natural gas may
come from the following:
1. A sewer system.
2. A water aeration plant which has a su)-
3. Swamps or bogs.
4. Areas where the land has been filled, etc.
0. If There Is A Gas Leak, Will You Always
Smell An Odor?
A. No. If gas leaks from an above ground pipe,
there should always be an odor. However,
when gas .travels through the ground,
such as a leak from an underground ser-
vice line or main, the ground acts as a fil-
ter and can remove the odor from the
0. Why Isn't A Gas Odor Smelled When The
Gas Is Burned On A Gas Range or Furnace?
A. The material used to odorize the gas is flam-
mable and is consumed in the process of
burning. If your equipment is properly ad-
justed you should not detect the odor when
you are using your appliances.
0. What Can One Do to Reduce the Possibility
Of An Accident?
A. First keep the emergency telephone number-
of your gas company handy. A good place to
keep this number is to write it down in the
front of your telephone book along with
other emergency telephone numbers such
as fire, police, etc.
Other things which should be done to im-
prove safety as well as conserve energy are:
1. Teach children that they are not to play
with any appliances in the home.
2. Clean the burners and have them check-
ed for proper adjustment periodically.
3. Repairs, installations and removal of ap-
pliances are jobs for qualified persons.
Use only qualified people to do this work.
4. If lighting of an appliance is required, AL-
WAYS light match and hold at ignition
point of burner before you turn on the
5. Follow the manufacturer's instructions
for operation and care of gas appliances.
6. Never take a chance. If you think you
smell gas, call your gas company.
0. What Should Be Done When One Believes
He Smells Gas?
A. There are many possible conditions which
could be encountered, thus it isn't possible
to give specific instructions for every situa-
tion: The following examples provide gen-
eral Instructions which should assist:
1. If a slight odor is detected in a localized
area or room of a building-do not use a
match or other flame in the area; call the
gas company immediately.
2. If a strong odor of gas is detected in a
building or other confined space-do not
operate electrical switches, light match-
es or use an open flame; however, do
open windows and doors to ventilate the
area (caution: don't turn on exhaust fans)
leave the building and call the gas
3. If a strong odor is detected in a building
and/or a hissing sound is heard-do not.
operate electrical switches, lights or
other devices; do evacuate the building
leaving exit doors open on your way out,
warn persons to.stay clear of the building
and call the fire department and gas
company immediately from another loca-
4. If the odor of gas is detected outside (in
the yard, at the sidewalk, etc.)-immed-
iately call the gas company.
SAFETY IS YOUR BUSINESS. Educate
your family and friends about the precautions
to take when they believe they smell the odor of
CAUTION: The term "Gas" is used by the
news media and others to include a variety of
products such as liquefied petroleum gases
(propane, butane), gasoline and natural gas.
Each product has its own characteristics which
differ from one another, thus the information
given in this advertisement is applicable only to
NEVER POSTPONE CALLING
THE GAS COMPANY WHEN
YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU SMELL GAS.
Emergency Telephone Numbers Are:
229-8216 For Office Hours 8-5 PM
Nights and Holidays, 229-6571,
227-1235 or 648-5455
229-8265 Police Station
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301 LogAeu ot t oFa
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, March 19, 1981
Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High School
BY LESLIE COSTIN
:Students in grades seventh
.:_ through tewelth grades are
welcomed to come to the Stac
House,, beginning March .14,
-from 8-12 p.m. The Stac House
will be open every Saturday
Sight. This would be a nice
place to get together with
' Congratulations to the
S 96-82 Majorette Corp. The
ew group consists of the
'" following girls: Patricia
.!Brooks, Connie Dixon, Kim
;I upree, Carol LeHardy, Cyn-
.thia Miller, Cynthia Rogers
and Pam Sanborn.
The CTBS (Comprehensive
S.Test of Basic Skills) were tken
y students in grades seven
fhirough eleven this past Tues-
Idy, Wednesday and Thurs-
day. The purpose of these tests
; js to determine the annual
:growth of each student from
.year to year. -During these
testing periods, the Senior
ibass took trips to Gulf Coast
nd the Tom P. Haney Voca-
Aional Institute in Panama
3Uity to tour each school. Also
the class toured a few of the
Last Wednesday, March 12,
4M students received their 4th
Six weeks report cards. There
r, re only two more six weeks
-left to go!
All juniors are urged to turn
S in their $5,00 for the Jr. Sr.
P banquet. This very important.
S Anyone wishing to help them
-support the Jr. Class or
glonate, please contact Mrs.
,udy Williams at Port St. Joe
Jr.-Sr. High School. The Prom
; yjll be held on April 25, at the
The following sophomores
: were chosen by the Jr. Class to
.serve at this year's Spring
i'. i.Prom. Those students are:
Ci:ndy Dunlap, Kim Dupree,
S-Holly Graham, Lori Ray,
SCathy Rish, Jim Brown, Billy
Dunigan, Pat Howard, David
McCroan, and Tres Parker.
All students who have bor-
S rowed college catalogs from
'Port St. Joe High School, need
to return them to the guidance
.,, -office as soon as possible.
Everyone in grades seventh
through eleventh interested
:, in forming a poverty club,
's, ; please sign up with Mrs. Biggs
if you have already signed up
for this club, you must pick up
a contest sheet from Mrs.
uub 81 recently gave away
an AM-FM Clock Radio. The
winner was Joseph Pippin.
This group is trying to raise
money for a trip this summer,
g the Virgin Islands. Your
support is needed.
Attention seventh and
eighth graders: The Seventh
Annual Spelling Bee for
seventh and eighth grade
students will be held on
Friday, March 20. A champion
of each grade will be deter-
mined and also a school
-champ. See Coach Craig for
further information. Good
The will be a "Magic Show"
Friday, March 20th, at Port
St. Joe High School. The price
will be $1.00 for each student.
Tickets will go on sale'
Thursday and can be pur-
chased in the front office
during lunch and between
The Sharks baseball team
won their last two ball games.
They defeated Bristol with a
score of five to- four and
Apalachicola with an over-
whelming score of 22 to 9!
. Port St. Joe High School is
very proud oT our 1981 State
Basketball Champions! There
is no way. to express how
fantastic our players were!
Although the opposing team
was only two hours away, our
fans outnumbered them ten to
one! This kind of support is
well known in Port St. Joe!
One thing is for sure, now
everyone knows where Port
St. Joe is!
The 1981. Sharks definitely
"steamed some" and went out
in style! We are so proud of
everyone of you! We had a
fantastic week, what about
Youngters "Jump Rope
For Heart" March 25
March 25 Port St. Joe
Elementary School will be
promoting physical fitness
with "Jump Rope for Heart".
This event is being sponosred
by the Florida Association for
Health, Physical Education
- and Recreation and the local
school to benefit the American
One hundred fourth, fifth
and sixth grade boys and girls
have the opportunity to de-
monstrate the effectiveness of
rope jumping as a cardio-
vascular fitness exercise to
help keep their hearts healthy.
Their participation will also
help keep other hearts
healthy, since the proceeds
from this event will benefit the
research, education and com-
munity service programs of
the Heart Association.
To help insure safety, stu-
dent participants will work
together in teams of six. One
team member will jump rope
until tiring, and then pass the
rope to the next team mem-
ber. They may jump again
after all other team members
have had a chance to jump.
While not jumping they must
Official pledge kits were
given to students in order for.
them to acquire sponsors.
( ) Perm Special
March 19th 28th
Ask for Debbie, Carolyn or Karen
Sonja Linton Is Back.
317 Williams Ave. Phone 229-6600
hh-uUN u -- ,
'Pledges were based on each
minute that the six member
team hopes to jump.
Everybody wins. Each par-
ticipant receives an award
certificate from the American
Heart Association. Prizes
vary from jump ropes, tote
bags, polo shirts to warm up
"Jump Rope for Heart" will
bean excellent opportunity for
you to get involved with your
child. Come and cheer during
the event. The day is Wednes-
day, March 25, from 8:30 -
11:30 in the Port St. Joe
Elementary School Gymnas-
Blind Girl Rides
Saturday morning, bikers were pedalling to aid Cystic
Fibrosis, in a bike-a-thon held in White City. Sharon
Bordelon, 19 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James
Brooks, exerted a special effort to aid children afflicted with
lung-damaging diseases. Sharon is familiar with handicaps
as she was born blind. Riding with the aid of her sister,
Sharon completed many miles of the course, and proved to an
Inspiration to the other bikers participating in the bike-a-
YOUR THUMBS UP DEALER
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The Appointment of
Ralph Cordially Invites His Friends and
Customers To Visit Him At His New Location
100 L 23rd St. Panama City Phone 763-6575
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The Board of Directors of
the Gulf County Guidance
Clinic, Inc. wish to remind the
community that they will be
giving away fifty (50) gallons
of gasoline in an effort to raise.
funds for operation of the
Clinic. Tickets can be pur-
chased for one dollar ($1.00)
each and all proceeds will be
for operation of mental health
programs in Gulf County. The
drawing for the event will be
held on March 24, and partici-
pants need to be present to
win. Tickets can be purchased
from any Board member or
can be obtained at the Clinic
building at 311 Williams
Avenue. Individuals with
further questions may call the
Clinic at 227-1145.
The class of 1971 will be
holding their ten year class
reunion on June 5 and 6, 1981:,
Letters about the reunion
were sent to many of the class
members; however, some of
the class members' addresses
were unobtainable. If you
would like more information,
please contact Charmaine
Kramer Lemieux at 229-8561,
or Valerie Dawson Jones at
229-8495 after 5:00 p.m.
The class is planning a Capt.
Anderson's Dinner cruise on
Saturday, June 6, so those
planning to attend must con-
tact one of the above ladies as
soon as possible so reserva-
tions can be made
Off Honor Roll
Port St. Joe Elementary,
inadvertently omitted from
the honor roll published in last
weeks addition the following
students: All A's and B's,
James Norris, second grade,
and Teresa Cannon, sixth
The 1981 "Wheels for Life" Bike-a-
Thon for the benefit of St. Jude's
Hospital for Children will take Dlace in
Port St. Joe on Saturday, April 11.
Co-Chairman of the event, Karl Bowen
and Robert M. Moore, both of the city,
have announced a 10 a.m. starting time
for the marathon ride which will take
place on Palm Boulevard.
"Wheels for Life" raises funds for the
world-famous research center to con-
tinue its battle against childhood
cancer and other diseases. Chairman
Bowen has issued a call for both
volunteer workers for April 11, and for
riders. "Port St. Joe and the surroun-
ding area has hundreds of bikers," the
Chairman stated. "They've always be
willing to help for a worthy cause and I
know St. Judes' can count on them
now." He asked that people willing to
work and riders of all ages call 229-6827
or 229-8226 to register for the event and
volunteer needed services.
Each Bike-a-Thon rider will be
sponsored. Sponsors pay for the num-
ber of "laps" his biker completes on the
oval track encompassing several miles
around the median on Palm Boulevard.
Riders who raise $25 for the children's
hospital founded by comedian Danny
Thomas in Memphis, Tennessee, will
receive a St. Jude's tee shirt. In
addition, other prizes are being donated
by local merchants and will be
announced shortly. A street fair will
take place in conjunction with "Wheels
of Life" Bike-a-Thon and refreshments
will be available.
On Friday evening, April 10, there
will be a benefit Jazzercise demonstra-
tion for St. Jude's hospital. Mrs. Tina
Chasse, licensed Jazzercise instructor,
will conduct the lively and fun-filled
class in the gym of the Port St. Joe
Elementary School starting at 7:30
p.m. All area residents are invited to
the Jazzercise demonstration on Friday
April 10. Admission is a $3.00 donation
to St. Jude's.
Wewahitchka will also have a
"Wheels For Life" Bike-A-Thon in
Wewahitchka. Mrs. Vera Bostick has
been appointed Chairperson for this
annual event which is scheduled for
April 4, with a rain date of April 11. For
more information please contact Mrs.
Vera Bostick in Wewahitchka.
What Do These Labels Tell You
About Water Heaters?
Here in the Port St. Joe Area
You Save An Average of $26.00
Using Natural Gas Water Heaters
Instead of Electric Water Heaters
The federal government now requires that manufacturers attach
energy operating costs labels to dishwashers and water heaters
produced after May 19,1980. This now makes it possible for you
to comparison shop for annual operating costs, as well as price,
over the life of the appliance. Operating cost savings of the more
efficient appliances can often exceed purchase price. So ask
your appliance dealer to show you the new yellow labels and
figure out your Energy Savings, then determine your best deal.
Monthly Operating Costs Electric Natural Gas Savings with Gas
Water Heating $38.91 $9.58 $26.09 .
*Rates based on local prices for Florida Power Corporation and St. Joe Natural Gas Company.
It's Easier Than You Think to Change to A
Natural Gas Water Heater And You Have No Big
Outlay of Money.
And Ask About Our Purchasing Plan That Will
Meet Anyone's Need
$10 Per Month On Your Gas Bill
ST. JOE NATURAL GAS CO.
To Aid St. Jude's
SSharks Win Two, Lose Two
Bristol Is First Victory of Season
The baseball Sharks got in ing. After a 45 minute delay, inning to end the game in five with two hits, two runs scored The Sharks will host N
the win column this week. the game continued with innings, by the 10-run rule, and three RBIs; Ashley Florida Christian Friday t
After dropping five in a row, Blountstown picking up four 22-9. Apalachicola scored Abrams with two hits, five here in Shark stadium at7
the Sharks bounced back to hits and three walks to score eight in the fourth for their on- runs scored and three RBIs; Tuesday they will again i
win two against Bristol and ,six more runs and insure the ly real show of offense. Ernie Bryan with one hit, four home, meeting Wewahit
Apalachlcola, after losing to victory. Kevin Roberson Pat Kerigan was the winn- runs scored and three RBIs; at 1:00 in an afternoon ga
Marianna and Blountstown. drove in the only Shark run in ing pitcher as the Sharks' bats and Tres Parker with three for The Sharks will hit the
In one of thelongest game in the bottom of the fourth. Pat got hot for 12 hits. three, scoring two runs and next Friday as they trav
Port St. Joe High School's Kerigan was the losing pitcher Swinging the big bats for the one RBI. Chattahoochee for an a
history, the Sharks. were for the Sharks. Sharks were: Paul Davidson UPCOMING GAMES noon game at 4:00.
defeated 9-8 by Marianna last
The game, which went into
11 innings, saw the Sharks
pick up eight runs off eight
hits. aul Davidson carried
the big stick for the Sharks,
scoring four runs off two
singles. Tres Parker gained
three RBI's on two hits.
The Sharks scored one run
in the bottom of the sixth and
seventh, innings to tie the
-game at 7-7, forcing it into
: overtime. Marianna and St.
Joe each scored a run in the
: eighth inning. The ninth and
tenth innings saw neither
Steam able to put a run across
Marianna ended the game in
the eleventh picking up one
in on two Shark errors. Ernie
.ryan picked up the tough loss
-for the oSharks.
:: Friday the 13th also proved
Unlucky to the Sharks as they
dropped another to Blount-
Blountstown struck first,
scoring one before the rain
came down stopping action in
. the bottom of the second inn-
Sweet revenge was taken
out on the undefeated Bristol
team as the Sharks travelled
there Saturday. On the same
day the basketball Sharks won
the State Crown, the baseball
Sharks took their first victory
of the season with a 5-4 blow
Bristol took the early lead
with three in the second inn-
ing. The Sharks bounced right
back though, picking up four
in the top of the third. With the
bases loaded, Bristol's pitcher
balked which scored one
Shark run. Ernie Bryan then
pounded a three RBI home run
to put the Sharks on top for
Ashley Abrams scored the
only other Shark run in the
fifth off Ernie Bryan's
sacrifice fly. Tim Stutzman
was the winning pitcher.
Things were wild in
Apalachicola Monday as the
Sharks scored two runs in the
first inning and never looked
The Sharks scored eleven in
the third inning, three in the
fourth and six more in the fifth
March has been proclaimed
Mental Retardation Month by
the National Association for
Locally, the Gulf County
Association for Retarded Citi-
zens is soliciting new member-
ships and renewal this month
so that it might -continue
qualitative support of the Gulf
County Adult Activity Center
and Special Olympics. Mem-
bers receiving renewal letters
this week are urged to respond
and bring other interested
persons into the Association to
work on behalf of the mentally
retarded in Gulf County and
Let the mental retardation
motto, "When you give help,
you give hope," become a goal
-for you this month.
You are encouraged to take
a first-hand look at the
developmental training and
leisure opportunities provided
for the retarded citizens of
Gulf County and Mexico
VFW Post S
The regular meeting of the
John C. Gainous Post 10069,
Veterans of Foreign Wars was
held March 10, at St. Joe
Motel. The meeting was
opened with a prayer and
pledge of allegiance to the
flag. Business was discussed
and plans were made to have a
flag sale and a rummage sale
to raise money for the new
The next meeting will be
March 26, at 7:00 p.m., at St.
Joe Motel, announced George
Date Set For St. Joe Bay Ri
Annual Constitution Classi
On March 24th, 1979 the St. participants to this year's tinue along Garrison Avenue
: Joseph Bay Road Runners "Classic" and expects a large until they reach 16th Street
I hosted the first footrace ever turn-out of local runners and' where they will turn left, pass
held through the streets of spectators as well. Bleachers the two mile marker on the
Port St. Joe. In that the 1979 will be provided at the Cons- corner of 16th and Marvin, and
race, only eight of the 87 titution Monument Park for continue on toward the bay
contestants were from Port St. those who wish to see the down 16th Street. When. they
Joe. Last year when the club start, finish and the awards reach highway 98, they will
held its second such race in ceremony following the race. turn left, climb the hill in from
our city, half of the field of 100 Runners will follow the of George Tapper's home
runners who completed the same course as last year's (which by this time will look
course were from the Port St... race. They will begin on much higher than it really is)
Joe area. ......... .,Gautier., Memorial Lane and then turn left onto 20th
SWell, March is here and so is beside the Monument, turn street in front of Municipal
: the Third Annual Constitution right onto Long Avenue and Hospital. After only a few
Classic 500 Meter Road Race. then left in front of Port St. Joe yards on 20th, the runners will
On Saturday morning, March High School. When they reach angle to the right and sprint
28th, the starting gun will the intersection in Ward (or stumble) the final quarter
sound to send a group of eager Ridge, they will turn left onto of a mile to the finish line at
runners on their way around Garrison and shortly there- the Constitution Monument.
the 3.1 mile race course which after pass the one mile As was the case last year, the
will start at the Constitution marker. At this point they will finish line will be the main
Monument on Allen Memorial hear a time which will tell gathering place for the spec-
SWay. them how fast they have tators who will be there to
The local running club hopes completed the first mile of the cheer their favorites as they
to attract a record number of race. The runners will con- complete the final few feet of
Public Notices. -
INVITATION TO BID
The United States Post Office. Port St.
Joe, is soliciting bids for janitorial ser-
vices for a three year period beginning
March 27. 1981. Specifications for work to
be performed may be obtained from L. L.
Bids should be submitted by 5:00 P.M.,
EST. March 27, 1981. to the Post Office.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: The Marriage of
JOEY CHARLES NEAL. Husband.
BARBARA SHEPARD NEAL, Wife
NOTICE OF SUIT
TO: Barbara Shepard Neal
clo B.R. Shepard
R. R. Loggy Bayou
Ringold. Loulsianna 71608
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
Petition for Dissolution of Marriage has
been filed against you and you are re-
Squired to serve a copy of your Answer or
otherr response to the Petition on Peti-
ROBERT M. MOORE, ESO..
P. 0. Box 248
ort St. Joe, Florida 32456
and file the original thereof in the Circuit
Court Clerk's Office, Gulf Counly Court
House, Port St. Joe, Florida. 32456
on or before the 16th day of April. 1981. If
you fall to do so, a Final Judgement for
the relief sought may be granted by
Dated. this the 17th day of March.
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: IS1 Jerry Gates
Persons wishing to file as candidates
in the City of Port St. Joe Election to be
* held May 12, 1981, for the following of-
flees, must do so on or before April 22,
Mayor Commissioner 2 year term;
Commissioner, Group 1 2 year term;
Commissioner, Group II 2 year term:
Commissioner, Group IV 1 year term.
Forms for filing are available in the City
SClerks Office, Municipal Building, Port St.
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
- By LA. Ferris
: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
-FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
R RE: The Marriage of
S RICHARD A. McCRAY,
and JOANIE R. McCRAY,
TO: JOANIE R. McCRAY
Shepard AFB. Texas
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition for
Dissolution of Marriage has been filed
against you that that Petitioner seeks to
dissolve your marriage to Respondent.
You are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to the Petition on
Fred N. Witten. Attorney for Petitioner,
408 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. on or before April 20th, 1981. and
file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Petitioner's
Attorney or immediately thereafter other-
wise a default will be entered against you
for the relief sought in the Petition.
DATED this 17th day of March, 1981.
CLERK OF THE COURT
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
By IS/ Susan E. Bigelow
Title: Extension Program
Asst., located in Gulf County,
Port St. Joe, Fla. Salary: $3.35
per hour starting. This is a
half-time position. Position
Open To: March 26, 1981.
Duties and Responsibilities:
-Develop and implement an
extension education program
for 4-H aged youth on all sub-
ject matter areas.
-Recruit, train and support
volunteer leaders by pro-
viding them with the en-
skills and teaching materials
needed to teach 4-H aged
-Comply with the Florida
Cooperative Extension Affir-
mative Action Plan and pro-
mote its implementation.
-High school education.
-Must have the ability to
develop and implement exten-
sion education programs.
--Must enjoy working with
young people and interact
with them on a positive and
Interested Persons Apply:
Roy Lee Carter,
Gulf County Extension Ser-
Gulf County Courthouse,
Port St. Joe, FL
the 3.1. mile course.
The "Classic" is indeed a
race for all people. Well
trained atheltes from through-
THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, March 19, 1981
3 Sharks Honored
The Tallahassee Democrat picked their All-Big Bend
The results of the Ladies
a sBowling League for March 12
as, are as follows: On lanes one
and two Pepsi Cola won four
M t from .Sandpipers. Kay
S on th Katynsky bowling for Pepsi
Cola with a 128 average had a
Beach by visiting the Adult 176 game and 463 series. Good
Activity Center at the Wash- Bowling Kay!
inRegton School Compnfro and Murphy's split
ington School Complex Mon- two and two on lanes three and
day through Friday. four. For Renfro Trudy Pate
was 35 pins over her average
Stwith a 190 game and had a 501
ets M eetmi g series. Nice bowling Trudy!
For Murphy's Lou Mork's 161
game and 423 series was high.
Wewa Recreation Sharon Shearer was 31 pins
over her average with a 145
Developing File On lanes five and six
Earley's Hardware won three
"The City Recreation De- from Highland View Motors.
apartment of Wewahitchka is On HVM Mary Whitfield's 164
developing a file of area game and 461 series was high.
softball teams to contact con- Bert took the low with a 95
corning tournament play. game. 'For Earley's Joyce
Anyone who would like to be Gainous was high with a 155
included should contact the game and 431 series. Team
Community Services Director mate Margie Martin was 32
Wewahitchka City Hall", at pins over heraverage with a
639-5816. 134 game.
St. Joe Furniture and Dollar
General split the wins on lanes
seven and eight. On Dollar
nn ers General Bev "Good Time"
B B e B Shermah bowling with a 97
average had a 169 game and a
428 series, which is 127 pins
i over her average, real nice
Bev! Team mate Rhonda
cGainous had a 152 game. For
St. Joe Furniture Peggy Hea-
cock had a real nice 202 game,
expects a large number of which is 63 pins over her
first time road racers in this average.
year's race as well. Every STANDINGS:
runner who finishes the course St. Joe Furniture 70 30
out Northwest Florida will be win recieves a commemora-
competing for one of the six tive Constitution Classis T-
over-all trophies or 84 age shirt as well as the satis-
group awards which will be faction of knowing he or she
presented on the steps of the has successfully masters
Monument immediately fol- something that many people
lowing the race. Some runners may never even attempt.
may even attempt to breach
the existing.cour- e record- The St. Joseph Bay Road
the men's record of 16- Runners would like to thank
minutes, 41 seconds set in 1979 this year's sponsors for mak-
by Tim McTrusty of Lynn ing this race possible. They
Haven, or the women's record are: Buzzett's Drugs, Raffield
also set in 1979, by Renee Hill Fisheries, Earley's Hard-
of Panama City, who clocked ware, Renfro Auto Parts,
23 minutes, 11 seconds. How- Florida First National Bank,
ever the majority of those who Star Publishing Co. and
toe the line on March 28th will Wewahitchka State Bank.
not be there to "go for the Registration for the race
gold." will begin at 9:00 a.m. on race
The majority of those run- day and the race will get
ners, young and old, men and underway at 10:00. There will
women, will be there just to be a $3.00 entry gee ($1.50 for
complete the entire distance SJBRR members). Proceeds
of the Constitution Classic 5000 from the race will be used to
meter road race-no easy feat support the Port St. Joe High
in itself. Of the 100 contestants School track team. Anyone
in last year's race; 50 had who would like more informa-
never before entered such an tion may contact Alford Ram.
event. The local running club sey, race director.
37 million sold!
This strong. long.wearing bias belted tire was one ]
of Firestone's best selling tires during the 1970's.
Pepsi Cola 69%
Earley's Hardware 38
Dollar General 28%
basketball team this weekend,
and Ricky Larry was named
as one of the five best players
in the Big Bend, in a poll:of
Tallahassee-area coaches. :
Larry was the leading
scorer in the Big Bend among
Class AA players. His 23.3
average was seventh overall
and Port St. Joe's 28-1 record
was the best in North Florida.
Also named to the All-Big
Bend team was John Pittman,
a six foot senior for the
Sharks, who has proved
himself valuable to the Sharks
all year long with his reboun-
Receiving an Honorable
Mention was Jerry Filmore,
who also was a key Shark
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PATE'S SERVICE CENTER
Phone 227-1291 Port St. Joe 219 Monument Ave.
John, Linda &
Most of the
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.
fans you see above were part of the large St. Joe crowd which Gainesville, and shows the enthusiasm of the Shark fans, and the dejection of P.
eland to see the Sharks win the Class AA crown Saturday after- K. Yonge's fans and player shown in the foreground.
ire was taken after the Sharks' victory over P. K. Yonge of
Shown above DaryV Garland (44),. Franklin
Thomas (head showing) and John Pittman (00) battle
for a loose ball.
Ricky Larry makes two as P. K. Yonge's John Leath at-
tempts to pick off the shot. Larry displays the style which
earned him 17 of the Sharks' 47 points in Saturday's cham-
as they outscored the Sharks 10-3, in the,
first few minutes of the half.
"We couldn't buy a bucket at the
start of the second half," said Belin.
"The press stifled Avon Park and some,
key shots pulled it out in the last.
quarter for us," according to Coach
PORT ST. JOE (72)
Larry 9-7-25, Pittman 6-3-15,
Garland 4-4-12, Thomas 3-04, Filmore
6-0-12, Jenkiis 1-0-2. Totals 29-14-72.
AVON PARK (69)
Weathers 5-3-33, Conner 9-1-19, Col-
lins 3-1-7, Lloyd 4-0-8, Council 1-0-2,
Taylor 0-440-, Jones 0-0-0, Smith 0-0-0.
Score by Quarters:
PORT ST. JOE 17 13 20 22-72:
AVON PARK 12 18 24 18-F
(Continued from Page 1)
In that stretch Larry and Filmore
hit two buckets each, with Garland ad-
ding one, as the Shark defense made
four steals and forced an offensive foul.
Avon Park. went back on top with
2:45 remaining, but Filmore put the
Sharks back on top with less than a
minute to go, 70-69. Larry was fouled
with about half a minute left in the
game, and sank both free throws to give
the Sharks a three point lead.
With 14 seconds left on the clock
Avon Park's hot hands cooled off as
they missed five shots before time ran
out to seal a Shark victory, 72-69.
The Sharks led for most of the first
half, before Avon Park pulled to a 30-30
tie to close the first half ofplay. Avon
Park started the second half hot as fire
Jerry Fiimore, shown above, pulls down a key re-
bound to aid the Sharks' victory.
Star Photos -
In the photograph at right Franklin Thomas (35),
Jerry Filmore (45) and John Pittman (00) set for the
rebound as Daryl Garland (44) comes down from at-
tempting to block a P. K. Yonge shot by John Leath.
Shown at left Daryl Garland (44) goes high for win-
ning field goal of the Class AA championship game
against the Blue Waves. Two free throws were added
following this goal to set the victory for the Sharks at
A LARGE CROWD S
afternoon in order to
welcome the "Champs"
home from their !
Lakeland trip. At right,
a tired but happy group
of ball players point
their fingers up, show-'
ing that they are the
number one Class AA -
team in the state.
7%msdar, March 19, 1981
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CONGRA TULATIONS TO
State Class AA
THE SHARKS WERE ECSTATIC after winning the
Class AA State Basketball Championship Saturday night
in Lakeland as evidenced by the photo above, and Coach
Belin looks like the cat who has just swallowed the canary.
Kneeling, from left, are: managers Kelvin Cherry, Tim
Wilder, Todd Wilder, Harold Caphart and Stephen Fennell.
Standing are the number one team and their coaches.
From left, Coach Jim Belin, Chris Adkison, Tommy
Roberts, John Pittman, Clyde Pace, Ricky Larry, Rozelle
Jenkins (leaning over), Daryl Garland, Roland Givens, Jerry
Filmore, Robert Thomas and Assistant Coach William
Lane. -Star photo
These Merchants Are Proud of the Sharks and Their Championship
Aline's Coiffures, Inc.
315 Williams Merle Norman Cosmetics
323 Reid Avenue
Wayne & Kaye Parrish, Owners
BEACH .LUMBER CO.
Call 648-5014 for All Your Building Needs
Butler's Rest. & Lounge
Specializing in Seafood, Steaks & Barbecue
317 Williams Ave. Phone 229-8771
Your REXALL Store
Campbell's Drug Store
Home of Friendly Service
Call 227-1224 Nights & Holidays 648-5071
CARR'S AUTO SALES
Citizen's Federal Savings
AND LOAN ASSOCIATION
Comforter Funeral Home
Rocky Comforter 227-1818
Quality at Savings Phone 229-8716
Home of Delicious Snacks Phone 229-8763
DAVID RICH'S IGA
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka
Hwy. 98 at Highland View 227-1763
Florida National Bank
at Port St. Joe
GILMORE FUNERAL HOME
John V. Gilmore, LFD Jos. J. St. Clair. LFD
AND REAL ESTATE
Highland View Motors
603 Hwy. 98 at Highland View
K&D TV & SOUND'
Your RADIO SHACK Dealer
KIRK'S UNION 76
Full Service Call 229-8695
PATE'S SERVICE CENTER
Firestone & Michelin Tires Phone 227-1291
Specializing in Homemade Desserts and
Sunday Noon Buffet
RAFFIELD RETAIL MARKET
Ralph & Henry's Chevron
113 Monument Ave. Phone 227-1453
RENFRO AUTO PARTS
209 Reid Avenue Phone 227-1730
LEON POLLOCK, Authorized
Catalog Sales Merchant
ST. JOE AUTO PARTS
Your NAPA Dealer
201 Long Avenue Phone 229-8222
ST. JOE DRUGS
Call 227-1723 for Your Prescription Needs
ST. JOE FURNITURE
AND APPLIANCE CO.
ST. JOE HARDWARE
Whirlpool Appliances Phone 229-8028
ST. JOE MOTOR COMPANY
ST. JOE NATURAL GAS
"GAS IS NA TURALL Y BETTER"
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SAVEWAY FOOD STORE
Shop with Us Before You Buy
We Have Freezer Beef Orders
225 Monument Open 7:30 A.M. to 11 P.M.
THE STAR PUBLISHING CO.
Printers Publishers Office Supplies
306 Williams Ave. Phone 227-1278
The Sugar Plum Tree
Jeri Rich Ashcraft, Owner Phone 229-6010
COME BY FOR A SNACK
TERRY'S FRIED CHICKEN
Call 229-6263 for the Best Fried
Chicken In Town
David B. May Phone 227-1105
Join the Winning Team at
Wewahitchka State Bank
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Beach Lot: Cape San Bias
Shores (Unit I), Gulf view,
beach access, $8,700.00. Call
904/385-937. 2tc 3-12
3 bdrm. frame house on two
lots located in Highland View.
Please submit bids to St. Joe
Papermakers Federal Credit
Union. For addt'l information
call 227-1156. 4t3-5
If T r l.
EXTRA SPECIAL 3 tdrm., 2 be. brick
home, cen. h&a, on Ig. lot. Has new
gas range,' dishwasher, disposal,
- auto garage door opener, many other
extras too numerous to mention. New
carpeting, spacious storage. This is
truly a lovely home with a very
:assumable loan. Call today on this
one. No. 108. 69,000.
523 Third St. Owner will finance. 3
.bdrm., I be. Carpeted IIv. rm. with pleo
:ture window. s14.000. No. 111.
Nice 2 bdrm., 1 ba. house 2 lots,
zoned l e1", ent
businesel plp .8
Immaculate, 3 bdrm.,1 be. house with
a wooden privacy fence, Ig. garden
plot. Cen. h&a with an economical
heat pump, well insulated, see this
Jewel today. $48,000. No. 404
Uve within walking distance of beach
In a turn. 3 bdm., 1% be. mobile home
on 76x112' cornr lot Utility shed In
back with washing machine. 2 bike.
from beach at a nice affordable price,
P17.500. No. 402.
Trailer lots. 75'x175' Gulf Street has
light pole, well & septic tank, also has
security. $7,000. 75'x150' Bay Street....
has septic tank, well & pump. Light
2 bdrm., 1'/ bea. mobile home on nice
Ig. corner lot, just 1 block from beach.
Can. h&a. Priced at $27.000.
This spacious brick home has lovely
natural wood interior. 3 Ig. bdrms., 2
vs., den w magnificent view of Gulf.
25' kitchen-din. rm., Ig. liv. rm. w
fireplace, fenced dog run In back,
huge bay windows, sun deck.
Located on east side of Hwy. 98. Call
us today. No. 209.
2'!/ yr. old stone & stucco home.
Modern, easy to heat & cool. Stone
fireplace In den. 2 full be., 3 bdrms.. all
carpeted. Modern, efficient kitchen w
built-in range top and wall over. Dish-
washer. Lg. 100'x165' lot w plenty of
garden space. Charles Ave. No. 022.
Country living, close to town.
4spacious bdrms., newly remodeled.
ex. Ig. kitchen, 1 /a acres completely
fenced w new chain link, dog pens.
plenty garden space, numerous fruit
trees and all close to town. Ideal for
children, farm or nursery. Call today
on this one. $48.500. No. 109.
200' on Intracostal 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.
Al.,rox. 11/ acres, located at Mexico
Beach. City water available. No. 801.
Almost 2 acres fronting on Wetappo
Creek. High and dry w horseshoe bank
overlooking creek. Owner may sub-
divile. $27.000. No. 804.
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.
Be protected by Century 21's Home
Protection Plan when you purchase
this lovely 3 bdrm., 2 ba., can. h&a, ful-
ly modem home only 1 bik. from
beach. $40,000. No. 602.
JObserve the beauty of the Gulf! This
newly constructed stilt beach home
has observation deck for viewing and
sunning. 2 bdrms, Insulated thruout.
Call for more Info. $39,500. No. 601.
By Owner: 3 bedroom, 1%
ba., liv. rm., din. rm., kitchen,
fam. rm., 1910 Cypress Ave.
$39,375.00, assumable mor-
tgage. Call 205/983-4546 or
205/793-6253. 4tc 2-26
Wish to trade Tallahassee 2
bdrm., hill-home for like
value, upper twenties, in Mex-
ico Beach area. Call 1-505-622-
3474, or write Mrs. Finch
Dunlap, Star Rt., Roswell, NM
1974 Vagabond mobile
home, 12'x65', 4-ton cen. h&a,
12'x24' screened in porch. For
more information, call
229-8674. Lowery electric
organ, one roll of 2"x4"x4'
fence wire. Call 229-8674.
3 bdrm., 2 be. home, ig. I1v. rm., Ig. den
with numerous cabinets and storage,
chain link fence, shallow well & pump.
*s or. shed. Ready for occupancy.
$ 37.600. No. 104.
52B 7th St. Owner will finance 25 per-
cent dow balance at 12 percent. 2
bdrm. plus am. ex. nnrm. 1 be. Woodburn.
Ing fireplace In liv. rm. Lg. eat-In kit-
chen. Back & front screened porches.
Carport. $17,000. No. 112.
Comfortable beach home, 2 bdrm., 1
ba. with Ig. screen porch, only 1 blik.
from beach. Added 10x20' new stmr.
shed. Attic fan keeps you cool. Priced
right No. 403.
Deluxe 4 bdrm., 2 ba. home with cen.
h&a, canal location with boat
dock-lg. liv. rm., 2 formal dining rnm.
and comfortable den with fireplace on
2 lots. Call for appt. No. 408.
Beautiful trees surround this nice 2
bdrm., 1 bea. mobile home located on
nice landscaped lot and close to
Gulf. Corner Tenn. & Ga. St. Also,
addt'l trailer which could be a 1 bdrm.
apt. $21,500.00. No. 403.
Diamond ring, % carat ap-
praised at $1,250. Asking $800
firm. Phone 648-5038.
380 Suzuki. $600. Great look-
ing, good gas mileage, 2
helmets, crash bar, luggage
rack, sissy bar. Must sell due
to health. 648-8977.
Drive-on 18' trailer, 7% feet
wide, with 2 axles, $600.
639-2807. tfc 3-5
ST. JOSEPH BAY REALTY
PORT ST. JOE
3 bdrm.n 1 be. home in good location.
Fenced back yard, gas beat, carport,
tor. sabed, reasonably priced. 1305
Marvin Ave. No. 113.
Owner ys sell. 3 or 4 bdrmn. 1 be.,
frame home with a new roof and aneo.
ad yard. Only $12,500.00. Call for appi.
today. No. 10S.
1101 Garrison Ave. 3 bdrm., 2 be., on
I M/ Ig. lots. Plenty of rm., Ig. den,
sprinkler system. A real buy at
$45,000. No. 102.
Fourth St. 3 bdrm., 2 be. mobile home
on nice lot. Affordably priced to sell
at $18.500.00. No. 409.
Perfect Beach Home Overlooking the
Gulf. Cute 2 bdrm., 1 ba. home with
full kitchen, fam. rm. and nice screen-
ed porch. Just across the hwy. from
the beach with great view. $43,000.
Hwy. 98 & 3rd St. No. 410.
Beautiful modem 2 bdrm., 1 ba. brick
home close to Gulf. Less than 2 yrs.
old. Lg. fam. rm. with cathedral beam-
ed ceiling, modern kit. wlJenn-air
range. Full carpeted. Priced $47,500.
12th St. No. 408.
ST. JOE BEACH
Complete this partially finished house
at only $19,000 and turn it into a
$30.35,000 home. Great location, 3 -. Nice 3bdrm., 1W be. home lust 1 lot-
bdrm., 1 ba., liv. rm, din. rm, kitchen, off Hwy. 98. Fam. rm w/fireplace, con-
garage with utility rm., only I bik. from venient kitchen with lots of storage.
beach. Adjacent lot also available. No. Close to beach. Priced $35,000.
207. Owner will finance with approximate-
ly $6,000 to $8,000 down. No. 204.
Three bdrm., 2 bea. brick home. Formal 000 down. 204.
liv. rm. din. rm. fam. rm. wlfireplace. Within Walking Distance of the Gulf
Modern kitchen, fully carpeted, cen. Very nice 3 bdrm. 2 b. mobile
heat & air, approx. 2,000 sq. ft. home located on Gulf St. Cen. h&a.
Located on Cortez St. No. 211. Priced $21,500.00. Owner will finance
with $5,000 down and balance at 12%
Perfect for large family! 4 bdrm., 1 be. interest. No. 208.
home with Ig. fam. rm. with adjoining _____
porch. Full kitchen with eating bar. Trailer or mobile home hookups on
Addt'l 1 bdrm. apt. for additional in- these 2 cleared lots. Gulf St. and Bay
come. Owner financing available. No. St. Call for further information.
Gracious living can be yours as you
view the Gulf from the sundeck of this
spacious 2 story 4 bdrm., 2 bae. home;
also has Ig. living, dining-kitchen com-
bo overlooking the sparkling gulf
waters. Excel. financing by owner. No.
2!/ fenced lots containing 3 bdrm., 2
ba. home with Ig. comfortable IIv. rm.,
din. rm., and bright airy nearly new kit.
Utilities also available for mobile
home set-up on one of these lots.
Assume existing loan and owner will
finance balance. $5.000 down pmt.
and move in. 3rd Ave. between 3rd and
4th St. No. 302.
3 bdrm., 1 ba. mobile home. on 2
beautiful high and dry lots in Beacon
Hill. property completely enclosed
with a wooden fence, plenty of space
for kids or dogs. $25,000. No. 301.
Nice 3 bdrm. home on 3 lots. Fam. rm.
with fireplace, w-w carpet. Privacy
fence-Prced 436.oL. No. 34- '
2.700 sq. ft. building on First St. In Port
St. Joe on 3 lots. Ideal for warehouse
or small business. Use part of it and
rent the rest! Presently has tenants.
Plenty of room for expansion. Priced
right! Call for more information. No.
Fully equipped store bldg. w Ig. com-
mercial cooler, counters, display Is-
lands etc. on 3'/a acres on Hwy. 30.
plenty of rm. for expansion on a
mobile home park. will finance. No.
Business for Sale: Convenience store.
St. Joe Beach. corner of Bay &
Americus. 1.536 sq. ft.. 10 dr. walk-in
cooler, paved driveway on 1 /A lots w
concrete slab ready for expansion or
other business. Call for details. No.
30'x90' commercial lot on corner of
Reid Ave. and 5th St. Across alley from"
city hall. Priced right and owner will
finance. $12.000. No. 703.
Mobile home for sale. 24'x56'. 3 bdrm.,
2 bae.. partially furnished, cen. h&a. ex-
cel. cond. Only $12,500. No. 021.
CAPE SAN BLAS
Gulf Front, 70' on the Gulf, 90' deep,
beautiful view with fishing and sun
bathing in your front yd. A real buy at
$14.000. No. 11.
Two gorgeous dry acres of tall pines
and shrubbery with 205' fronting on
the hwy. and bay. Just beyond the old
salt works marker. Owner will sell all
or 100' on either side. Financing
available. No. 10.
A large selection of excel. bldg. lots In
Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach. Beacon
Hill. Gulf Aire lots. No. 901.
St. Joe Beach-Lg. selection of beach
lots-for less than $1,000 down you
can own your own. Call today. No. 900.
Only beach front lot left on the bay
between town and Tyndall. 168' of
frontage. 164' ft. on Hwy. 98. approx.
300' deep. good investment or location
for a beach cottage. No. 902.
Beacon Hill Four lots together 3
biks. from beach, great buy at only
$3,500 each. Hurry and call today! No.
2 acreage tracts fronting on St. Rd. 71
Inside City Limits. 4.61 acres on west
side. 25.21 acres on east side of 71. Ex-
cel. for future development.
It's A Start! 3 bdrms.. I ba. frame
house on a good size lot. utility shed.
gas heat. 2 a-c units are all part of the
bargain plus it's been well taken care
of. 5 miles south of Wewa. off of Hwy.
71. Great Price at only $18.000.
Two beautiful 1'/ acre lots at Wetappo
Estates, not far from the Canal. No
mobile homes. Fmiancing available.
Beautiful brand new 3 bdrm. 2 ba.
home on 6 private acres. Modern
"country" living at its best. Priced in
the mid 50's. No. 012.
648-5011 or 648-8220
E. B. MILLER, REALTOR IKE DURFN, REALTOR
P. O. BOX 13332 MEXICO BEACH, FL 32410
900 HIGHWAY 98 MEXICO BEACH
Executive Home: 2 story, 4 bdrm., 2%
ba., carpeting, outstanding quality
drapes, Ig. lot, fireplace, 2 car garage,
cen. has. Shown by spit. only to
qualified buyers. One of the niceat
homes In town. No. 114.
2 bdrm., 1 be. home on fenced lot, Liv.
nrm. w fireplace, din. rm., remodeled kit-
hen, utility house In back, new cen.
hta. Call for more Information. 527
10th St. $25,000. NO. 106,
Comfortable smaller 2 bdrm. home 1 %
biks. from beach. Carpeted, cen. heat
A refrigerator Included In low, low
price of $24,500. No. 405.
3 bdrm., 1 be., kit.-dining combo. Com-
fortable lIv. rm. w fireplace In excel.
location on beach side of U.S. 9. Boat
storage or garage can be looked. 31st
St. No. 400.
2 bdrm., 1 ba. block & stucco house.
Liv. rm. and din. rm, and kitchen com-
bo, partially furnished. Standing
fireplace. 8th St., $32,000. No. 411.
28th SL-2 comp. furnished 1 bdrhn.
apts. on valuable lot. Beautiful view
from 3rd lot back from beach. No. 401.
Owners have custom built Interior of
mobile home for beach living. 2 bdrm.,
1 be.,, with woodburning fireplace.
Also has outdoor patio and shed for
boat on beautifully landscaped lot and
a half. Call for an appt. to see this
beach get away!
PROFESSIONALLY DECORATED: 2
bdrm., 1 be., stilt house in the pines,
comp. fumrn. This doll house Is on a
75'x150' lot with an aluminum utility
house and a playhouse for the kids.
3 bdrm., 2a. modem des & built
dishwy J j D. .Aa.
Plenty of rm. In this 3 bdrm. home, Ig.,
closets, 1 ba., ,llv. rm., kitchen & din.
combo, utility rm., garage, den.
$29,500. No. 500.
Over '/z acre of good earth goes with
this 4 bdrm. home, including 2 story
barn to house your gardening tools.
Grape arbor, pecan tree & chain link
fence are all here, plus ex. apt. ad.
joining main house which can be
rented. $28,000. Price reduced now to
$25,000. No. 501.
2,600 sq. ft., 2 story home with 4
bdrms., 2 ba., 2 kitchens, Best offer
by Mar. 20 at $9,000 or more buys
2 bdrm., 1 ba. home, excel. for starter
home. Now being remodeled inside.
New roof will be added and exterior
painted. You can't beat this at $8,500.
2nd St. No. 107.
Mobile home on 2 lots-consider the
1. Furnished home & carpeting.
2. Can. air cond.
3. $2,300.00 carport.
4. Front & back porch.
5. $1,500 chain link fence.
6. 2 storage sheds.
Reduced price. $18.500.00. No. 110.
A real bargain at only $12,000. 2
bdrm.. 1 be.. eat-in kitchen, screened
front porch. Metal shed in back yard.
503 Madison. No. 100.
Beautiful New Home. Rock front with
fireplace-3 bdrm.. 2 be.. fully
carpeted with all drapes. Cathedral
ceiling, cen. h&a. sizeable existing
mortgage which can be assumed.
Owner transferred-by appt. only.
Only a few front lots left! Over 35 lots
have been purchased in this planned
community. Prices will increase soon.
11 '/% financing. Invest for apprecia.
tion or build now.
ASSOCIA TES -
PAULETTA CAMPBELL .... 648-8977
JIM CLEMENT ...........648-5482
SANDRA CLENNEY ...... 229-6310
ALISA DUREN ........... 648-5635
RHONDA HEATH ......... 227-1782
PATTY MILLER ..........
NATALIE SHOAF ......... 227-1498
MARSHA YOUNG ........ 648-5248
Toys, baby items, etc.
Makes great gifts for that
special friend, or for yourself.
Made to Order
Better Boy, Homestead and
Cherry tomato, bell and sweet
banana pepper plants for sale.
Call Jean Stebel, 227-1304.
No. 1 DRIVE IN THEATER
Friday and Saturday
March 20 and 21
Robert Redford in
This ad will admit 2 adults in
same car this program only.
Next week: In Search of
To Buy or Sell
For Gulf or Bay counties. Call
collect 871-1649 or write Dist.
Sales Mgr. Margaret Rick-
man, P. O. Box 10403, Parker,
FL 32401. tfc 8-21
New Poulon Chain Saws,
good deal on 10", 14" and 12"
models. Also lowest prices on
Maytag and General Home
appliances. We sell the only
freeze-proof water pump on
the market. Economy Cash
' ARAG SAL
If you're looking for a
bargain, come check our selec-
tion of items.
117 Westcott Circle
Saturday, March 21
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Children's toys, clothes,
games, camping gear, dinette
suite, and a large assortment
of other goodies. Rain cancels.
Yard Sale, Saturday, March
21, corner of Santa Anna and
Alabama Ave., Port St. Joe
Beach, home of Mrs. R. E.
3 Family Yard Sale, Satur-
day, Mar. 21, 9-4, 96 Duval St.,
Oak Grove. ltc 3-19
GARAGE SALE: 445 Second
Ave., Highland View, across
road from Inez' Ceramic
Shop. Fri. and Sat., 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Sewing machine, baby
clothes, misc. items. ltc 3-19
YARD SALE: 4 families, in
front of Wayside Beach Supp-
ly, in Mexico Beach. Satur-
day, Mar. 21, 9-3 EST. Toys,
clothes, and other misc. items.
YARD SALE, 101 7th St.,
Highland View, Friday and
Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5:00
p.m. 5 families included. ltc
MISC. FOR SALE
Buy, sell or trade. April 4 &
5, 8 to 4 p.m., CST, corner 15th
and Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach.
Spaces available for rent. Call
to reserve, 648-5101 or 648-8900.
Sponsored by the Mexico
Beach Chamber of Com-
merce. ltc 3-19
GARAGE SALE, 2102
Cypress Ave., Friday and
Saturday, 9-5. 3 families. Baby
items, maternity clothes, toys,
women's clothing, and much
YARD SALE, Hwy. 98 &
Bay St., St. Joe Beach, Fri.
and Sat., 9:00 a.m. until. 3
families involved. ltp 3-19
1973 International LoadStar
1600, pulpwood truck, tag axle,
8 new tires, new brakes. $1,600
and change title. David Long,
653-9502. 2tc 3-12
Jeeps, Cars, Trucks
available through government
auctions in your area. Many
sell for under $200.00. Call 602-
941-8014, ext. 8636, for your
directory to purchase. 4tc 3-19
1978 Ford Thunderbird, fully
loaded; 1978 Triumph TR7,
5-spd. transm., a.c., am-fm
stereo w tape, luggage rack.
For more information call
227-1156, between 9:30 a.m.
By Hour, Day or Week
Hwy. 98 & 8th St.
Elliot Auto Parts
For Rent: Furnished 2
bdrm. home at St. Joe Beach.
Cen. h&a, security deposit re-
quired. Adults only, not pets.
Call 648-5430. tfc 3-12
Oak r eo a ft e.
Mobile home sites, efficien-
cy apt. and campers for rent on
beach. By day, week, month or
year. Ski Breeze Camp Sites.
Call 229-6105. tfc 3-19
Thames Hotel, day, weekly,
monthly rates. 302 Reid Ave.
229-8723. tfc 11-13
No need for wet carpets.
Dry clean them with HOST.
Use rooms right away. Rent
machine. St. Joe Furniture.
227-1251. tfc 10-23
Furnished 2 bdrm. house,
auto. heat, no pets; furnished
large one bdrm. apt., auto
heat, no pets. 229-6777 after 7
pm. tfc 11-8
For carpets cleaned the way
professionals do it-at a frac-
tion of the cost, rent Rinse N
Vac, the portable steam car-
pet cleaning system. Avail-
able at Western Auto, phone
227-1105, 219 Reid Ave.
I SERVICE L^
Sewing Notions & Patterns
Hwy.98 at Beacon Hill
Hrs.: 9:00-5:00 E.S.T.
CARPENTRY & CONCRETE
18 Yrs. Experience
Ira J. Nichols
319 6th St., Highland View
PortSt. Joe, Florida 32456
Do you know Joe Hendrix,
John Miller, J. Lamar Miller,
Ferrell Allen, Nell Choate and
John Howard? I painted their
Psychological Services for
anyone with problems in day-
to-day living. Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Port St. Joe.
227-1145 (24 hrs.)
Carpentry Work Done
ST. JOE MACHINE CO.
Machine Work Welding
506 First Street
Machinist on Duty All Day
CAREFOOT SEPTIC TANK
Septic Tank Cleaning
ST. JOE CUSTOM
WOODROW A. JONES
GLEN F. COMBS
P.O. BOX 456
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
Interior & Exterior
Residential & Commercial
Licensed & Insured
Res. Phone 229-8977
P. O. Box 641 Port St. Joe
Music Records Tapes
Hospital & Funeral Flowers
Sound Studio Recording
115 Hunter St., Oak Grove
Port St. Joe, Fla.
-i 1- irtorrrrutfsfef-f
Stop here first
for a complete
306 Reid Ave.
& Tree Removal
Call Billy Johnson
FOR TRACTOR WORK
Call 229-8939 or 648-536M
St. Joseph Bay
RED CARTER'S GUN SHOP
Port St. Joe Beach
New & Used Guns Scopes
SEARS IS AS CLOSE AS
Sears Catalog Sales
Leon Pollock. Owner
410 Reid Avenue
Well-built two bdrm. house in
good cond. at 525 Third St. This
is a nice home for a young family
or retired couple. Only $13,000.
Lg. 2 bdrm. furn. cottage on 2
front lots facing Hwy. 98 at cor-
ner of Selma St. and Hwy. 98, St.
Joe Beach. To sell for $52,000.
Beautiful Gulf front lots going to
mean high water line at restrict-
ed Cape Breezes. Paved streets,
good water avail. Gulf front lots
$35,000. Interior lots low as
Two adjoining lots at Mexico
Beach to sell for $20,000.
FRANK HANNON, Broker
221 Reid Avenue 227-1133
Roy Smith Associates Karen King
i"lthink it wt omethng I o."
kills bugs for
up to six months,
and soves youobout S100 yearly
in costly pest control services.
Use of Sprayer free with
purchase of Rid-A-Bug
HURLBUT SUPPLY CO.
306 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe. Florida
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Sunday 4:00 P.M, E.S.T.
St. James Episcopal Church
The Disabled American Vet-
erans, Port St. Joe Chapter 62,
will meet the first Tuesday and
third Thursday of each month
at 7 p.m. at Pauline's
tion of St. Joseph Chapter No.
56. R.A.M. 1st and 3rd Mon-
days, 8 p.m. All visiting com-
E. E. WEEKS, H.P.
E. William McFarland, Sec.
The V.F.W. will meet every
second Tues. and fourth Thur-
sday of each month at th|
Hickory House at 7 p.m. V
If you are a home owner, you
could be eligible to borrow up
to $50,000 and you could use
the money for any purpose.
Call us today 769-1535 James
H. Crews, Licensed Mortgage
Broker, 6242 E. Hwy. 98,
Panama City. tfc 12-4
There will be a regular com-
munication of Port St. Joe
Lodge No. 111, F.& A.M.
Every first and third Thurs-
day at 8:00 p.m.
R. C. CHANDLER, W.M.
J. P. Cooley, Sec.
Try cooking sweet potatoes
tempura style in a light
batter, quickly fried in hot
THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. ltursda, March 19, 1981
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, March 19, 1981 PAGE THREE B
Caladiums Are Popular
Lasting Summer Annuals
Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
One of the most popular of
Florida's summer annuals is
the caladium. This colorful,
tropical foilage plant will
grow in all areas of the state.
Calaiums add a cool look to
the summer flower garden,
and they are relatively easy to
Caladiums are tropical
American in origin. They're
readily available at most Flor-
ida nurseries in either the
fancy or lance leaf varieties.
Fancy leafed caladiums are
the most popular and familiar.
They have large, somewhat
rounded leaves, and are
available in a wide range of
foilage color from pure white,
with strongly contrasting
green veins, to bright pink
rose. The red or rose leafed
caladiums have showy crim-
son crinkled centers, and dark
green veins. The lance leafed
caladium is available in all
these colors too, but its leafy
shape is narrow and elongated
rather than round, and the
entire plant is somewhat
smaller than the fancy-leafed
Choose a flower bed with
moderately rich, well-pre-
pared soil for planting cala-
diums. Soil for caladiums
should be porous and contain
organic matter before plant-
Make sure the site has good
drainage. Caladiums grow
best in a moist, but not soggy,
soil. Too much water will
WIN WRESTLING AWARDS: From left, Wayne Corbell, Most Aggressive; Valuable and Team Captain; Mark Moore, Team Captain and Tommy King, Most
Mike Sweezy, Most Improved; Jay Manlon, Rookie of the Year; Tim Pope, Most Aggressive. -Star photo
Tim Pope Is Receipient of
*Most Valuable Wrestler Award
The Port St. Joe High School
wrestling team held its annual
-awards banquet Wednesday,
March 11, in the commons
area at high school.
The event honored those
wrestlers who has excelled
during the wrestling season.
The awards were voted on by
the team, and awarded by
Coach Chris Earley and As-
sistant Coach Tommy Nix.
The coveted Most Valuable
Wrestler award was presented
to Tim Pope who, with five
years experience, took second
place in the District in the 159
Most Improved Wrestler
award went to Mike Sweazy.
Rookie of the Year award
went to Jay Hanlon, Who
placed fourth in District in the
136 pound category. Tommy
King and Wayne Corbell
shared the Most Aggressive
honors. Corbell finished first
in the District 115 pound class
nd King finished-third in the
The Team Captain honors
were given to Tim Pope and
Mark Moore. Receiving let-
ters for the year were: Billy
Deason. Billy Williams, Mike
Sweazy, Andy Wilkinson, Seth
Howell, Wayne Corbell, Jay
MAT MAIDS of the year received Certificates of Apprecia-
tion from the team. Front row, left to right: Kelly McCain,
Laurie Smith, Gaynell Stephens, Francis LeHardy and Shawna
Hanlon, Tim Pope, Mark
Moore and Tommy King.
Wood. Back row, from left: Cindy Sullivan, Jennifer Totman,
Sererna Quillot, Towan Peters, Kim Dupree and Terri Gilley.
The "Mat Maids" were also tion ftr their efforts during the
given certificates of apprecia- year.
Some used to consider it bad
luck for women to look at
Wewahitchka Elementary School an-
nounces its fourth six weeks honor roll.
First grade Amber Julson, Mitchell
Second grade Brandi Armstrong,
Holly Hays, Heather Whitfield, Mat-
thew Brmingham, Amy Waldorff.
Third grade Sherry Burns, Alice
Causey, Mandy Clayton, Jennifer
Fourth grade Aimee Lister, Patti
Mathes, Tracey Melvin, Gary Herring,
Sebrina McGill, Sonja Williams.
Fifth grade Renee Gortemoller,'
Sixth grade Eric Bidwell, Lisa
Fortner, Paul Groom.
ALL A's & B's
First grade Devon Avrigian, Tanya
Blaisdell, Emory Home, Rita Hunter,
Allen Linton, Shawn Scott, Cindy
Griffin, Jacque Smith, Marcy Holy-
field, Kim Burns, Holly Herring, Jason
Miller, Kelly Nations, Eric Gaskin,
Angela Goodrich, Kristy Melvin.
Second grade Stephanie Stephens,
Sheila Bishop, Katrina Nunnery, Amy
Smith, Dewayne Layton, Shannon
Miller, Mike Sewell, Kevin Thomas,
Sandra Holmes, Ivey Crutchfield, Deb-
bie Watkins, Angie Johnson, Michelle
Third grade Damon Alexander,
Bryan Mayhann, Ray Strickland,
Charles Toney, Robbin Williams, Mark
Frazier, Christa Gortman, DeAnn
Griffin, Cathy Nappier, Darlene Pear-
son, Robin Strange, Cerise Snodgrass,
Robert Early, Joseph Addison, Shelly
Adkins, Eric Hollopeter, Kim Kemp,
Amy Linton, Darryl Lister, Tracy
Nations, Alicia Peterson, David Rich,
CHURCH OF GOD
"Where Jesus Christ Is King"
IRA J. NICHOLS, Pastor
SUNDAYSCHOOL ...................... 10:00A.M.
MORNING WORSHIP ................... 11:00A.M.
EVENING WORSHIP ... ................. 7:00P.M.
WEDNESDAY .......................... 7:00 P.M.
Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 GARRISON AVE.-- PORT ST. JOE
Invites you to Worship with Them
Ernest A. Barr, Pastor
SUNDAYSCHOOL .....................9:45 AM
MORNING WORSHIP .................. 11:00AM
EVENING WORSHIP .................. 7:00 PM
WEDNESDAY NIGHT ................. 7:00 PM
Fourth grade Michael Grahl, Bryon
Stewart, Dorothy Simpson, Tony
Muina, Carolyn Jones, Richard Arm-
strong, John Gortemoller, Gary Hart-
ley, Shea Carter, Pearl Fisher, Patty
Fowler, Jenny Julson, Linda Mayhann,
Brandi Striplin, Tracia Ward, Erica
Fifth grade H.L. Lawrence, Mere-
dith Lister, Ronald Mayhann, Jody
Mayhann, Angela Williams, Melinda
Whitfield, Berry Eubanks, Sharner
Bostick, Kelli Johnson, Kevin Land,
David Lister, Gena Maraman, Angela
Sixth grade Allen Armstrong,
Dewayne Flowers, Vicki Adkison, Pam
Gortman, Michelle Martin, Lisa
Adams, Trezia Adams, Sherry Brahier,
Buddy Cooper, Tracy Adkison, Re-
becca Kemp, Lilia Muina, Billy Joe
Smiley, Tonia Williams.
African Methodist Episcopal Church
146 Avenue C Phone 227-1213
Rev. James W. Williams, Pastor
SUNDAY SCHOOL ...................... 9:30 A.M.
MORNING WORSHIP ................... 11:00 A.M.
EVENING WORSHIP .................... 6:00 P.M.
"God Our Father, Christ Our Redeemer,
Man Our Brother"
Corner Third Street and Baltzell Avenue
REV. BILL HEATON, Pastor
AL YANCEY, Minister of Music
SUNDAY SCHOOL ...................... 9:45 A.M.
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE ........... 11:00A.M.
CHURCH TRAINING .................... 6:00 P.M.
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PRAYER MEETING (Wednesday) .......... 7:00 P.M.
"Come and Worship God with Us"
ROY SMITH, Agent
cause roots to decay.
You need to plant caladiums
in a site that is somewhat
shaded, because caladiums
can't tolerate full summer
sun. Forty to sixty percent
shade is considered ideal.
They do need some sunshine,
and an hour or two of full
morning sun is considered
best for caladiums. Longer ex-
posures tend to bleach the
foliage of its attractive colors,
and limit plant's growth as
well when planting caladiums,
place them two inches deep
and eighteen inches apart in
Caladiums respond well to
fertilization, and a complete
fertilizer should be mixed with
the soil at planting time. A
minimum of two pounds of an
all-purpose garden fertilizer is
suggested for one hundred
square feet of garden space.
Each month during the grow-
ing season, apply another
pound of fertilizer for every
one hundred square feet.
Mulching plants will help
maintain necessary soil mois-
ture and promote lush,
healthy foilage development.
If the soil is allowed to dry out,
the plants will rapidly
Caladiums grow best at
temperatures of eighty or
ninety degrees farenhite, and
they make excellent house
plants. For house plants condi-
tions, prepare a soil of one
part sand, and one part peat.
Keep the soil moist, but soggy.
if the plant turns pale, or
doesn't seem to be growing
try giving it some plant food.
Cut leaves are very poluar
as indoor decorations. The
leaves will last several days if
the freshly cut stems are
plunged into hot, then cold
water. Keep the stems in the
hot bath until the water turns
lukewarm, then place the
cuttings in a bath of cold
FRANK HANNON, Agent
Hwy. 98 at 31st St.
Mexico Beach, Fla. 904/648-5777 % E
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on these as well as a large inventory of lots and other homes.
MEXICO BEACH. "Cadillac of Mobile Homes". 3
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WHITE CITY. Comfortable home on 2 acres with fruit
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paying very small down payment and assuming existing
loan. Call for an appt. Hwy. 71.
MEXICO BEACH. Deluxe 1980 Redman mobile home on
approx. 1/3 acre lot.2 bdrm., 2 ba., completely furnished
and ready for new owners with a taste for quality. Also
includes 2 Ig. decks, screened porch, 2 storage bidgs.,
sprinkler system and many other extras. End of 5th St.
PORT ST. JOE. Lovely brick home near schools and
desirable neighborhood has everything you could want.
New carpet, modern kitchen, fireplace plus a newly in-
stalled pool and privacy fence. Cypress Ave.
Sixteenth Street and Forrest Park Avenue
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE ........ 10:00 A.M.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS .... 11:00 A.M.
Study in the Gospels, Wednesday 7:00-7:45
Welcome to Everyone
JOHN M. STUART, Pastor
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* IN WASHINGTON *
ASSERTING THE U.S. POSITION
Our world image is being
put to the test by Russia these
days and no doubt our reac-
tions are being observed
carefully by allies and enemies
When President Brezhney
of the Soviet Union called for a
summit meeting, the Admin-
istration looked at it with in-
terest, but our non-answer
would seem to say that we are
not ready to come to the talks
when Russia's .policy is so
fraught with aggression, in-
stigation of trouble, and
doubletalk. Russia is trying to
make the positions appear
reversed, as if they are the
peacemakers and we the war-
mongers. We will not be
goaded into summit talks
under this kind of pressure.
In our present dealings with
Cuba and El Salvador, the
thrust of our foreign policy is
for the sake of our allies as well
as our enemies and we are
making every effort to reassert
U.S. leadership in the Western
and Pacific alliances. Our
: policy must tell the world not
only what we are against but
also what we are for, which is
political and economic
Right now this effort
revolves around the civil war in
El Salvador. A little country
like that can hardly be a threat
to anyone but the incident has
been "internationalized" and
is really a ;ymbol of the
Soviet/U.S. struggle. It also
signifies the erosion of U.S. in-
fluence in its own backyard
over the past few years.
In 1979, it was discovered
that a Soviet brigade was in
SCuba and it is still there.
Recently while the brigade was
having its annual field training
exercise, our American Naval
fleet was assembling off Puerto
There are 41 ships of the
Atlantic Fleet headed by the
aircraft carrier U.S.S. America
in Operation Readex 1-81 in
the waters north of Puerto
Rico. This six-week readiness
exercise involves all aspects of
warfare at sea and it is there to
check further penetration of
Our allies will be interested
in how the U.S. deals with
Cuba and El Salvador. This is
when we begin repairing the
damage to the United States'
position in the world by a show
of firmness and steadiness.
For further reference, my
Pensacola 'District Office has
moved to a new location near
the corner, of Cervantes and
Palafox. The phone number is
the same, 432-6179, and the
post. office box is still #17689;
but the street address is 15.
West Strong Street.
Non Chili Chili
This week Nancy selected a
recipe by Mrs. Bill Brock, wife
of the former Senator from
Tennessee, former chairman of
the Republican National Com-
mittee, and now Special Trade"
Representative in the Reagan
V2 stick butter
2 onions, chopped
1 pound ground round steak
salt and pepper to taste
1 large can Redeye kidney
Tabasco to taste
Worcestershire sauce to taste
1 large can tomato juice
shreaded lettuce (or shredded
cheese, chopped onion,
fritos or saltines).
Melt butter in a large skillet
and saute onions until clear
and yellow. Crumble the
ground round and add to
onion, cooking and stirring un-
til meat is no longer red.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add kidney beans, Tabasco
and Worcestershire, mixing
well. Add enough tomato juice
to fill skillet and simmer for at
least 6 hours, stirring occa-
sionally and' adding more
tomato juice as needed. Gar-
nish with shredded lettuce.
INVITATION TBID telephone at the City Clerk's Office, Port
INFOODSERVICEONTRACID T St. Joe, Florida. if you come within the
FOO SERVICE CONTRACT purview of the definition of an "absent
GuCountySeniorCitizens Asn., Inc. elector". Absentee Ballots will be mailed,
Title n1-C Nutrition Program delivered or may be voted in person as
The Gulf County Senior .Citizens soon as Ballots are printed immediately
Associalon Is now soliciting bids for following Candidate Qualification
Food Service Contracts for period beginn- Deadline which is April 22, 1981. If there
Ing April 1, 1981. Specifications may be is a Run-Off Election, Absentee Bllots
obtained from the Gulf County Senior
Citizens Building, Avenue D & Peters St. 1981. Completed Absentee Ballots must
Bids must be retuned to the Senior be received in the City Clerk's Office by
Citizens office no later than 4:00 p.m., 7:00 P.M.. E.D.S.T. May 12, 1981, for the
EST, on March 201h, 1981. Bidsmust ben Regular Electionand by 7:00 P.M., E.D.T.,
a sealed envelope marked Bid No. 6-F. Regular Election and by 7:00 P.M. E.D.T.,
For additional information, contact Mrs. Mayn. 26 1981 f there s a Run-Off Elec
Verna Totman at 229-8486.
2t 3-12 CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
______ By: L. A. FARRIS.
City AuditorlClerk "
JERRY GATES, 9t3-12
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT ---
By Tonya Allen, Deputy Clerk IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
.4t2-26 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
______ FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH CASE NO. 81-8
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS AND
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. LOAN ASSOCIATION OF PORT ST. JOE,
IN RE: The Marriage of a corporation.
ERCHEL LESTER COOK, Husband. Plaintiff.
Petitioner, v s.
And ROY DAVID LEE. el al..
DOROTHY PERRY COOK, Wife, Defendants.
Respondent. NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE OF SUIT NOTICE IS HEREBU GIVEN that pur-
TO: Dorothy Perry Cook suant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure
Rt. 7, Lance Road dated March 3. 1981. and entered In Civil
Crossville, Tennessee 38555 Case 81-8 of the Circuit Court in and for
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Gulf County. Florida, wherein CITIZENS
Petition for Dissolution of Marriage has FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN
been filed agL:nst you and you are re- ASSOCIATION OF PORT ST. JOE Is Plain-
quired to serve a copy of your Answer or tiff and ROY DAVID LEE and wife. DALE
other response to the Petition on Petl- MARIE LEE: NANCY M. CARTWRIGHT.
tioner's Attorney: and ASSOCIATES FINANCIAL SERVICES
ROBERT M. MOORE, ESOQ. COMPANY OF FLORIDA, INC., are Defen-
P. O. BOX 248 dants. I will sell to the highest and best
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 bidder for cash at the front door of the
and file the original thereof In the Circuit Gulf County Courthouse In Port St. Joe.
Court Clerk's Office, Gulf County Court- Florida. at 11:00 o'clock A.M.. E.S.T.. on
house, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456, on or the 30th day of March. 1981 the following
before the 26th day of March, 1981. If you described property as set forth In' said
fall so to do, a Final Judgment for the Final Judgment:
relief sought may be granted by Default. Lots Three (3) and Five (5) in Block
DATED this the 24th day of February, Eleven (11) of Port St. Joe Beach Unit
1961. Number One (1), according to the of-
JERRY GATES, facial plat thereof on file in the office
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT of the Clerk of Circuit Court of Gulf
By: -a- Susan E. Bigelow, Deputy Clerk County, Florida.
4t2126 DATED THIS 4th day of March. A.D.
-s- Susan E. Bigelow,
NOTICE Deputy Clerk. Circuit Court
Absentee Ballots for the Regular Elec- Gulf County, Florida
tlon to be held May 12, 1981, may be re- (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) 2tc3-12
quested in person, by mall, or by ___
Constitution and Monument Ave.
Port St. Joe, Florida
JOHNIE W. McCURDY, Minister
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MORNING WORSHIP ...................... 11:00 A.M.
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Thursday, March 19, 1981
The Board of County Com-
missioners of Gulf County,
Florida, met February 24, in
special budget session, duly
advertised, with the following
members present: James L.
Eldridge Money, Douglas C.
Birmingham, William R.
Branch, and Jimmy 0. Gort-
man. Others present were:
Jerry T. Gates, Clerk, KE.
Murphy, Sheriff, and Martha
N. Weimorts, Deputy Clerk.
The meeting came to order
at 5:00 p.m. with Commis-
sioner Gortman opening the.
meeting with prayer. The
Clerk led the pledge to the
The Board presented its
tentative budget with a tenta-
tive millage rate of 7.499, a 49
percent increase over the
rolled back rate, and dis-
cussed the purposes for the
increase in ad valorem tax
The Board heard comments
regarding the proposed in-
crease and discussed the
reasons for the proposed in-
crease over the rolled back
rate. In addition, the following
elected officials and depart-
ment heads discussed their
individual budgets: Honorable
Joyce Wiiliams, Property Ap-
praiser, Honorable Eda Ruth
TayloI, Tax Collector, Honor-
able K.E. Murphy, Sheriff,
Honorable Jerry Gates, Clerk
of Circuit Court, Administra-
tive Assistant Tommy Pitts,
Road Department Superin-
tendent Lloyd Whitfield, and
Russ Foster, Library Systems
Manager. The following mem-
bers of the general public
spoke and asked questions
concerning the proposed bud-
get: George Whting, Stiles
Brown, E.E. Weeks, Weldon
Roche, Harold Quackenbush,
Chester Crymes, Richard
Prange,Ted Ferry, and Rod
In conclusion, the Board
made no changes in the
tentative budget or the tenta-
tive millage rate of 7.499, or 49
percent increase over the
rolled back rate as previously
adopted. The Board an-
nounced that they would have
a final hearing on the budget
within fifteen days, in accor-
dance with Florida law con-
cerning the matter.
The meeting did then ad-
James L. Tankersley,
The Board of County Com-
missioners of Gulf County,
Florida, met February 24, in
regular session with the fol-
lowing members present:
James L. Tankersley, Chair-
man, Eldridge Money, Doug-
las C. Birmingham, William
R. Barnch, and Jimmy 0.
Gortman. Others present
were: Jerry Gates, Clerk,
William J. Rish, Attorney,
The "Tennis Match of
the Century" between Billie
Jean King and Bobby Riggs -
also drew the greatest crowd
in tennis history ... 30,472.
The fans who watched the
match saw King beat Riggs
in straight sets.
K.E. Murphy, Sheriff, Admin-
istrative Assistant Tommy
Pitts, Road Superintendent
Lloyd Whitfield, and Martha
N. Weimorts, Deputy Clerk.
The Sheriff called the meet-
ing to order at 7:00 p.m.
Reverend Johnie McCurdy, of
the First United Methodist
Church of Port St. Joe, opened
the meeting with prayer,
followed by the pledge to the
The Board accepted bids on
a chassis for the Wewahitchka
Ambulance squad. Two sealed
bids were received. They are
as follows: St. Joe Motor
Company, $11,046.31 -$20.00
hr. labor for installation of the
ambulance box; Star Line
Enterprises, $14,500.00 total,
less $620.00 rebate on federal
made a motion to have Ad-
ministrative Assistant Pitts
and members of the Wewa-
hitchka Ambulance Squad ex-
amine the bids and make a
recommendation by the end of
the meeting. Commissioner
Money seconded the motion
and it passed unanimously.
Don Johnson of the,
Apalchee Regional Planning
Council presented a mandate
enacted in the Florida Statues,
Chapter 427, requiring the
pooling of vehicles and fund-
ing under one transportation
provider to serve all of the
transported disadvantaged at
less cost and with greater fuel
efficiency: Chapter 427, known
as the "Transportation Dis-
advantaged Act" creates a
coordinating council to direct
the effort on a state-wide
basis. Mr. Johnson also point-
ed out that the Board must
appoint a Transportation Dis-
advantaged Planning Agency
in each county to prepare the
local plan and oversee the
local program and have the
agency submit an annual plan
by June 1, 1981. Mr. Johnson
informed the Board that a
federal grant of $8,000.00 can
be applied for to do the initial
study required of the agency.
made a motion to conduct the
study using the Board of
County Commissioners as the
ed Planning Agency. Commis-
sioner Branch seconded the
motion and it passed unani-
Henry Cassani appeared
before the Board and read
Resolution 80-7. Mr. Cassani
then asked the Board what
they had done concerning the
resolution in the past
eleven months, if the Board
believes in the resolution, why
there has been a lack of
follow-up, and whether the
Board was receiving pressure
from outside of the governing
body concerning this issue.
answered by saying that the
Board had done what was
requested of them by passing
the resolution and that the rest
was in the hands of the
Department of Natural Re-
sources and the owners of the
property in question. Mr.
George Tapper then addres-
sed the Board and stated that
at the last regular meeting
that the Board had passed a
motion requesting the De-
partment of Natural Re-
sources negotiate with owners
of the property on the possibil-
ity of purchasing the property.
Clerk Jerry Gates submit-
ted to the Board a building
permit application filed by
Theodore B. Meadow. The
Clerk read two letters con-
cerning this application, one
from Honorable Cecil G. Cos-
tin, Jr., requesting that the
Board authorize the building
permit for Mr. Meadow and
one from E.F. Gunn, Building
Inspector, stating that the
construction plans meet the
requirements for issuance of a
building permit. Commis-
sioner Birmingham then
moved that there be a mora-
torium on all building permits
'n the subdivision of Yon's
Addition to Beacon Hill on the
coastal side of Highway 98 for
30 days to allow the county
commission to do a land use
study on 'the effects of con-
struction in that area and its
detriment to the surrounding
property in the subdivision.
Commissioner Branch sec-
onded the motion and it passed
unanimously. After further
discussion of this motion, Mrs.
Doris Schott addressed the
Board and requested that
something be done to keep all
construction, specifically sep-
tic tank construction, from
beginning on the property on
the coastal side of Yon's
Subdivision to Beacon Hill.
then moved that the Board
place a moratorium on all
construction on the Coastal
side of Highway 98 in Yon's
Addition to Beacon Hill for a
period of 30 days and notify
Dr. W. T. Weathington,
County Health Director, to
suspend for 30 days the septic
tank construction permits in
this area. Commissioner
Branch seconded the motion.
The motion passed with Com-
missioners Branch, Gortman,
Birmingham, and Tankersley
voting aye. Commissioner
Money voted nay.
Oscar Redd, President of
the Wewahitchka Ambulance
Squad, addressed the Board
concerning bids previously
received at the meet-
ing on a chassis for an
ambulance. Mr. Redd recom-
mended that the Board accept
the bid from Star Line Enter-
prises because they submitted
a total price, they gave a 12
month warranty, and they
proposed a rebate on the
federal excise tax. Commis-
sioner Birmingham made a
motion to table this item until
after the final budget hearing
determining the new budget.
Commissioner Gortman sec-
onded the motion and it passed
Phillip Lemlez, and Frank
Piccarra submitted before the
Board a proposal to expand
their cable T.V. franchise
from Mexico Beach to St. Joe
Beach and Gulf Aire Sub-
Branch made a motion to have
Administrative Assistant Pitts
and Attorney Rish study plans
for the project and report back
to the Board. Commissioner
Birmingham seconded the
motion and it passed unani-
Frank Graddy, Gaskin-
Graddy Insurance Company,
addressed the Board and
submitted a comprehensive
insurance proposal for the
county. After considerable
discussion a motion was made
by Commissioner Birming-
ham to table the item for
further study. Commissioner
Branch seconded the motion
for discussion. At this point,
Commissioner Branch made a
substitute motion asking that
anyone who wanted to make a
proposal do so before the
beginning of the fiscal year.
Motion died for lack of a
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second. At this time, Commis-
sioners Birmingham and
Branch withdrew the original
motion and second. After
Gortman moved that specifi-
cations be prepared and bids
be received on 'all the in-
surance in 60 days. Com-
missioner Birmingham sec-
onded the motion for discus-
sion. After considerable dis-
cussion, a vote was taken and
the motion passed with gom-
missioners Ta )kersley,
Branch, Money, aid Gortman
voting aye and Commissioner
Birmingham voting nay. Mr.
Graddy said he would, help
draw up the specifications.
Chairman Tankersley di-
rected the Clerk to write a
letter to Stanley L. Whitkin of
Care Cabs of Florida, Inc. in
response to their letter of
February 13, 1981.
Clerk Jerry Gates submit-
ted an invoice from John E.
Hunt and Associates, Inc., in
the amount of $60.00, for the
Deputy Sheriff's Blanket Sure-
tv Bond. All members signed
the bond,thereby unanimously
approving payment of the
The lease between M.K.
Ranches and Gulf County at
Willis Landing was received
and recorded in the Office of
the Clerk of Circuit Court,
Official Records of Gulf
County, Florida, Book 84,
Pages 648 and 649.
The Clerk brought to the
Board's attention that a letter
had been received from John
T. Herndon in the Governor's
Office setting a hearing before
the Administrative Commis-
sion for March 3, 1981, to
debate the Property Ap-
praiser's proposed budget.
After discussion of this letter
and the proposed budget,
Commissioner Money made a
motion to let the previously
submitted tentative budget of
$72.474.00 stand as approved
and that the Board fund any
further expenses over and
beyond that amount up to a
cap of $78,974.00 as requested
by the Property Appraiser.
Commissioner Branch sec-
onded the motion and it passed
with Commissioners Money,
Branch, and Tankersley vot-
ing aye, and Commissioners
Gortman and Birmingham
voting nay. After further
Birmingham made a motion
to go back through the budget
process and either cut some-
one else's budget or raise
additional revenue and re-
advertise the budget to fund
this request of $78,974.00 as
that the budget would be in
balance. This motion died with
a lack of second. The Clerk
was then directed to call the
Governor's Office informing
Mr. Herndon that the Pro-
perty Appraiser's budget had
been approved and that the
meeting for March 3, 1981,
could be cancelled. The Clerk
was also directed to write a
follow-up letter to Mr. Hem-
don for the same purpose.
brought to the attention of
Commissioner Gortman that
the Wewahitchka Health De-
partment Building has a pro-
blem with the roof. Commis-
sioner Gortman said he would
investigate the metter.
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asked the Board's support in
enforcing new rules and regu-
lations governing the Road
Department personnel. The
Board gave unanimous sup-
port of the program.
asked why the Board was not
represented at the Chamber of
Commerce Meeting held re-
cently. Chairman Tankersley
said that the Board's invita-
tion was overlooked, but that
the Chamber had intended for
the Board to attend. The
Chairman further directed the
Clerk to write a letter to the
Chamber of Commerce inquir-
ing into the matter.
Chairman Tankersley asked
that the boat landing road at
the White City Bridge be
considered for paving at the
first possible opportunity.
moved that the next road to be
paved by the County Road
Department by North Canal
Drive at Overstreet, Commis-
sioner Birmingham seconded
the motion and it passed
Steve Nations submitted a
preliminary plat of a proposed
subdivision on the Gulf of
Mexico just past Dead Man's
. curve on old Highway 98. The
Chairman directed Adminis-
trative Assistant Tommy Pitts
to study the preliminary plats
and report back to the Board.
Tommy Pitts submitted In-
voice Number 1342-2-2 in the
amount of $1,785.00 from Bar-
ret, Daffin, and Carlan, Inc.
for payment for services
rendered on the Beaches and
White City Water Study. Com-
missioner Gortman made a
motion to pay this invoice.
Commissioner Branch sec-
onded the motion and it passed
Administrative Assistant re-
ported a fish kill in the canal
next to the courthouse. Mr.
Pitts stated that the Depart-
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One step won't take you very far,
You've got to keep on walking.
One word won't tell 'em who you are
You've got to keep on talking.
An inch won't make you very tall.
You've got to keep on growing.
One little ad won't do it all,
You've got to keep them going.
A constant drop of water
Wears away the hardest stone;
\By constant gnawin', Towser
Masticates the toughest bone.
The constant, cooing lover
Carries off the blushing maid.
And the constant advertiser
Is the one who gets the trade!
Make us prove it.
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ment of Natural Resour
and the Department of EnV
ronmental Regulation had
taken water samples and were
checking for the cause of this
kill, but that no results had
been submitted at this time.
Pitts informed the Board that
he is still waiting for a letter
from the City of Wewahitchka
confirming their intentions to
buy gravel to pave the Coch-
ran Landing Road.
Pitts reported to the Board
that the property at the
Beaches purchased for the fire
department's use had been
paid for, but that Cecil G.
Costin, Jr. had not issued the
County a deed to the property.
Attorney Rish was instructed
to meet with Mr. Costin and
obtain the deed to this pro-
Pitts reported that Crawfish
Cabin Street in Hanlan Sub-
division needs to be surveyed.
Commissioner Gortman made
a motion to hire Barrett, Daf-
'fin, and Carlan, Inc. to locate
the road. Commissioner
Branch seconded the motion
and it passed by unanimous
made a motion to advertise to
hold a public hearing to
consider closing two short dirt
roads near Burgess Creek
Birmingham seconded the
motion and it passed uanani-
There being no furt1f
Branch made a motion to
adjourn, seconded by Com-
missioner Birmingham and
passed unanimously. The
meeting did then adjourn.
James L. Tankersley,
Jerry Gates, Clerk