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FORTY-SIXTH YEAR. NUMBER 19
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Industry Deep Water Port Fine People Safest Beaches In Florida
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30. 1982
To RepairAir Conditioner
County Board Lets
$63,800 Repair Bid
With a little reluctance on
their part, the County Com-
mission hesitantly agreed to
award a bid to renovate the air
conditioning system at the
Gulf County Courthouse Tues-
day 'night in their regular
The Board had received
only one bid on the project,
two weeks ago, and had held
the bids for study before,
awarding the job to Peaden
Air Conditioning and Heating,
of Panama City. Peaden had
bid $63,800 for the job.
Architect Charles Arthur
Gaskin had advised the Board
the bid was in line, even'
though it was slightly above
estimate. Gaskin said the
material prices contained in
the bid were good, but he felt
the labor prices were slightly
Peaden has since defended
his bid with an itemized
outline of the job to the
architect and the Board, out-
lining his expenses expected.
All of the board agreed that
Peaden had a good reputation
and would probably do the
county a good job, but the fact
that only one bid was received
had them uncertain as to what
their decision should be.
Commissioner Doug Bir-
. mingham moved that the bid
. be rejected and the county
re-advertise the job.
The motion 'couldn't find a
seconding motion and died.
S...Commissioner Jimmy Gorl-
man said 'he'wo~oil"then call
architect Gaskin for advice
and the meeting was recessed
After the'call, and conversa-
tion with Gaskin, the Eoard
agreed to. award the bid to
Gaskin again assured the ,
Board the 'bid was within
limits and the firm was
competent. The Board decided
to proceed with awarding the
bid when it was revealed that
going for new bids on the
project would delay comple-
tion of the repairs by 30 more
days and would possibly take
the project into the summer.
Too, the heating system of the
Courthouse is incorporated
into the air conditioning sys-
Gulf County, in cooperation
with the Florida. Green
Thumb, will be distributing'
free 5-pound packages of
USDA donated American pro-
cess cheese Friday, Decem-
ber'31 and Saturday, January
The cheese distribution
points will be the Washington
recreation area in the Port St.
Joe area and the Community
'Center in Wewahitchka. Dis-
tribution hours will be from 8
a.m., to 5 p.m.
Persons 60 and over or
recipients of Food Stamps or
unemployed persons are eligi-
ble to receive the cheese.
tern and would be affected by
a lack of operation by the air
IN THE MIDDLE
The Board was caught in the
middle of an argument by a
builder and his client Tuesday
Lee R. Monroe was charg-
ing that he had paid Bill Pitts
"over $90,000" to build his
home at Gulf Aire and he was
not satisfied with the results.
What brought the argument
to. the Commission was an
application by Pitts to get
building permits for another
house in the subdivision.
Building Inspector, Dewayne
Manuel was uncertain as to
whether or not to issue the
permits with the complaint
Manuel said, "He has built
the house according to code,
which is all we are bound by
law to inspect, but Mr. Monroe
still has complaints that there
are things wrong with the
Manuel asked, "Should I
issue the permit?"
Monroe brought some of his
complaints to the Commission
with Pitts countering thathe
had corrected all problemlihe
had been notified of and had."
not refused to make any
changes brought to him; by
Monroe. Pitts said he stood
ready to correct any problems
Monroe brought to him, which
were, workmanship deficiern
The County agreed to issue
the new building permits and
(Continued on Page 3)
Construction Started On Ramp
Workmen of B&B Marine, are shown
removing excess sand from the proposed site
of a boat launching strip being constructed at
Indian Pass in this photo taken last week. The
company is sinking concrete sheet piling into
the sand, like the ones in the foreground, to
try to stabilize the launching ramp from the
ravages of the tides.
The new boat launching site is being built
by the county, using some grant money from
the State of Florida, and some county money
on the project.
Fishing in the Indian ,Pass area is a
popular place for area. sportsmen but
facilities for gaining access to the pass have
The new boat ramp is being constructed
at the end of the Indian Pass Beach road-
which dead ends at the narrowest point of the'
pass, which lies between the mainland and St."
-Star photo :
Elevation Requirements Set from 8 to 21 Feet In Flood Prone Areas
In a matter of only a few months, now, Port
St. Joe and Gulf County will'have an approved
permanent flood elevation', determination,
which will regulate construction of buildings
and use of lands in low-lying lands which are
prone to flooding. The designation is necessary
for a permanent rate for flood insurance. Flood
insurance is now a necessary item for buildings
being built with money borrowed from
government-insured agencies or lending insti-
According to a notice mailed a week ago to
city and county governments in Gulf County,
local governments have just completed a 90
a final designation of the flood elevations have
been set and the governments now have 90 days
in which to appeal the decision made by
Federal Emergency Management Agency, who
set the elevations.
The new law will mean that buildings built,
especially along the shoreline in Gulf County,
will have to have their floor level raised to a
certain point above sea level before they will
qualify for flood insurance. If they do not
qualify for flood insurance, neither do they
qualify for mortgage money from a federally
insured financial suurce.
Gulf County and Port St. Joe were notified
of their designated building levels in certain
areas of the county in July of this year. Public
hearings were held after proper public
notification, in September. The subsequent 90
days to appeal have since passed and the notice
last week is stating the building requirement is
now going into the books.
The notice to the county and city was
notifying the local governing bodies they were
now being charged with the responsibility of
passing local ordinances which will make the
new requirement legally enforceable. Even
though the building level has been designated
by the federal agency, Gulf County and Port St.
Joe can lose their flood insurance eligibility if
they fail to adopt the necessary ordinances.
The adopted standards in the proposed
ordinances will include the minimum require-
ments.- Builders may still construct at a higher
level of, elevation than required .under the
How will the new requirement affect local
One of the first effects which will be shown
from the new ordinance is a change in flood
insurance rates. Presently, everyone is paying
the same rate for flood insurance and the
insurable limits are very small. Under the new
requirement, most flood insurance rates will go
down and the insurable limits will be far
greater than they now are. According to local
insurance people, property which is located in a
high flood-prone area will'probably see their
flood insurance premiums go up. People away
from the waterfront or flood-prone areas will'
see their rates drop.
In the future, all buildings must consider
the requirements of the area in which they plan
to build as to building floor elevations. If a
building is built outside the requirements, flood
rates increase for buildings built below the
minimum requirement and lower for those
above the requirements.
Communities which fail to enact the
necessary flood plain management regulations
will be suspended from participation in the
program and subject to the prohibitions
contained in the law.
Insurance coverage on buildings built prior
to the new law may still purchase flood
insurance at subsidized rates, unless substan-
tial improvements are made.
Elevation requirements in Gulf County are
varied as to the location, but all of the more
stringent requirements are along the water-
front areas. Along the shoreline of St. Joseph
Bay, for instance, buildings must be built 10
feet above sea level to qualify. Along the
shoreline of St. Joseph State Park, eight feet is
the required building level. Along the shoreline
of the Gulf of Mexico at St. Joe Point and Cape
San Blas, buildings may be built a minimum of
nine feet above sea level. Along Indian
Peninsula, an elevation of 10 feet is required.
and 11 feet of elevation is necessary along the
shore of Indian Lagoon.
Oddly enough, the most stringent require-
ments are along the shores of the rivers in the
county. At a confluence of the Brothers River,
where it joins the Apalachicola River, the re-
quired elevation is 13 feet. At an area
approximately 3,000 feet downstream of the
confluence of the Apalachicola and Chipola
Rivers, the elevation must 21 feet.
Maps are available giving the required
elevation at the Gulf County Courthouse in the
Clerk's office, for those who wish to build
before the ordinances are passed and comply
with the -new regulations.
Gerald Barnes, Gulf County's only traffic fatality of the year, died in this one-vehicle wreck
198 2 Wasn't Such A Bad Year
L~; '' a
Editorials and Comments
THURSDAY, DEC. :30, 1982
We're sure everyone had their
Christmas brightened by the good
S news that Congress was able to
persevere and get their $9,100
annual pay increase approved be-
fore the lame duck session called it
quits and went home for the holiday.
For a moment there, we thought
the Congressmen were going to have
: to limp along with the rest of us and
get along as best they could on the
Smere stipend there were already
getting. At least the Congress wasn't
S facing a reduction in the work force
Z as'so many of the rest of us common
:run-of-the-mill Americans were.
There was no shortage of a demand
for new laws by the Congress like
There was for new cars, steel, paper,
iron, lumber, tin, aluminum, copper,
-refrigerators or recreation vehicles.
As long as the demand for new
Laws remains -strong, Congress will
still be employed, regardless of the
Swage picture. It's nice to know that
in these troubled times, something is'
Really, Congress couldn't lose.
"'hey had to get the pay raise, even
:though there were those ingrates
-ho thought they didn't deserve it,
what with the mess things are in.
dlit at the paper mill, people
S wouldn't expect a raise in wages if
Stand yards .
The Tallahassee Democrat had
Particularly appropriate editorial
ine day last week, making the
atement, "Florida cannot afford
s Who would argue with, that?
According to the Democrat's editor-
il, a group by the name of
concernedd Black Educators in
Sigher Education in Florida is
arguing with that. They seem to be
saying tests being 'badmiiistere'd fb
.-ospective teachers are too hard.'
Concerned Black Educators in
Higher Education in Florida claim
: the tests are "an academic electric
chair" that could make black
teachers "an endangered species".
Were we a black teacher in
training or in practice, we would
resent the organization's complaint
of the tests. The teacher evaluation
test has been described as being at
mn eighth-grade level and is the
same test given to all teachers;
black, yellow, white or chartreuse.
Those who have evaluated the test,
say, in effect that a prospective
teacher :would have to be pretty
dumb not to be able to pass it: and
P -here is the Concerned Black Educa-
trs in Higher Education in Florida
saying it is too tough for black
the company was operating at a
self-imposed deficit each and every.
year. If the people who operate the
mill spent nearly half again as much
as the; mill takes in, President Jake
Belin and his other directors of the
company would more than likely put
the veto on any pay raises.
But Congress? They're their
own' boss. They control' their own
purse strings. They have it made
and are inflation and recession
As we read it, the wage increase
bill was so worded that a Congress-:
man couldn't lose;.If he voted !"no"
to the proposed 15 percent wage
increase, he would pave the way for
a 27 percent automatic increase to
go into effect the first of the year. If
he didn't vote, the same situation'
would result. If he voted "yes", he
received a 15 percent pay increase
and saved the tax payer money in
the bargain. It's the best of .all`
political worlds to be able to tell your
constituents how his vote saved the
country money and at the same
time, be able to approve a 15 pay
increase for himself.
Whoever wrote that bill was a
genius and he will be well protected
by Congressmen. They may need his
;till Too Low
Our teacher training institutions
should take this group to task. They
are also saying the teacher training
facilities are not working because
the teachers they are turning out are
not trained at least trained
enough to do what an eighth grader
ought to be able to 'do.
It seems to us that teachers who
couldn't meet this standard,teaching
in black"schools-'in' years' past- was
'-what spurred the integration move-
ment in the first place. At least we
thought it was a genuine desire to
improve rather than just a social
pique to mix which caused such an
upheaval in our society.
We think the change was for the
better, but it won't remain that way
if we begin lowering the standard to
meet the untrained capabilities
rather than demanding the training
of our teachers to at least be capable
of imparting more knowledge to our
children than they already have.
If a teacher can't pass an eighth
grade level test, whether he or she
be black or white, they have no
business teaching in Florida's
schools. As a matter of fact, we
would hope the standards for'
teachers would remain at just a cut
above the eighth grade level.
B Fastest Human
l IL. BYSHAD PHANTRY
I know the man who set the' swampy area that bordered
all-time, unofficial world's ;Olive Road on either side. This
record for the 440 yard dash.
As a matter of fact, I know
him very well. I know him
better than anyone-because it
is- me! That's right, it's ole'
Shad and although I can't,
prove it I am certain, beyond
any shadow of any doubt that
I, Shad Phantry, .am the
holder of this record. Let me
tell you how I did it and you
will better understand. You
might even concur after you
have heard my story. *
To all the speedsters, sprint-
ers, track stars, football play-
ers, marathon runners and all
the rest of the people in the
world who think they are fast
afoot, I want to say one thing;
sit down and shut up! Not one
of you could have come close
to me the night this feat was'
accomplished. Here's what
happened. .. .'.
It was a Saturday and I was
fifteen years old. I had worked
hard that Saturday morning
and my father promised me I
could go to the movie that
afternoon, providing I finished
my work. I just 'finished in
time to grab some lunch and
catch the bus for the seven
mile trip to Pensacola. My
constant companion and cou-
sin, Denver, could not make
the trip that day for some
forgotten reason, so I was
alone going to see a double-
feature, both of them horror
movies. I was a brave lad in
I really don't remember
what the movies were and it's
not 'important. The important
thing is that I sat through
them twice, from one p.m.
until ten-thirty p.m. For al-
most ten hours I sat and
watched two gory, horrifying
movies. All this time I was
aware that I had a distance of
over a quarter of a mile to
walk (from the bus stop to my
home) after I stepped off the
bus. 1 became .acutely. aware
of the gravity of my sittion
the closer we came to the bus
stop. I was the last one on the
When I stepped off the bus at
the corner of Olive Road and
Davis Highway I was amazed
at the brightness of the night.
It was a full moon, just like in
one of the movies, and a
pleasantly cool summer even-
ing. The brightness of the Old Cloc
moon gave a day-like luster to C
the night and I thought how
lucky I was that it wasn't
pitch-black dark. My thoughts ity I
on luck, however, were short- O ur t Is
l i v e d .. .'
On Olive Road, going to- Dear Wesley,
ward my home, there was Our City is blessed with
row of three houses on the many churches; churches of
right side of the road. Mr. Pete almost .all Denominations.
Clark's store was on the Everyone can find a church of
corner, the three houses and their choice- even whether a
beyond them was -the Olive small church or a larger one.
Baptist Church. Beyond the My heart is made sad when I
church, about 150 yards, was a see so many people and their
area was called "The Old
Grade." It was called this
because it was very messy
and had to be graded out and a
culvert put in so cars could
cross. I won't tell any of the
stories I had heard about "The
Old Grade." They are not
The night was as quiet as a
dead horse in the shade of a
Chinaberry tree. There was np
wind blowing and none of the
usual summer sounds, crick-
ets and such. I had just passed
the last house of the three
Blessed With Many Chi
C LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ...
children never in God's house ant issue and make a deci
on the Lord's Day. with their family, as to
I challenge the household church of their choice, an
heads to discuss this import-, in the worship service
before reaching the Baptist
Church when suddenly a ter-.
rible, screeching sound came
from and in front of the house
to my immediate right! I
I felt as though a million
pins were sticking in my body!
I slowly turned to confront
that monster that, I felt sure,
was about to devour, my
innocent body. There was
(Continued on'Page 3)
Sunday School Bible study on
the next Lord's Day. There
you will find the peace and joy
of fellowship, with the Lord.
and your fellow man. -
ision May God bless you through
the the coming year.
and B. Barbee
Christmas Is Oer and Well Into Using the Several Gifts I Received
,e ,; '' 4 11.... .~i
CHRISTMAS HAS COME and gone.
The tree is taken down and the needles
swept out. The wrappings have all been
carted off to the garbage dump and the
i frit cake is gone. Even the last of the
turkey was eaten on a sandwich
Monday evening, to end a perfect week
end of celebration.
.' Christmas was kind to me .
S gain. As a matter of fact Christmas is
always kind to me. That's because, I
i have Christmas every day. When you
Save Christmas 365 days out of the
year, the season is always kind.
I had several gifts for Christmas
and all the clothes fit perfectly.
i: I'm not much for expectations at
Christmas. Like I said, I-have Christ-
iimas. 365 days a year and gifts aren't
- that.far up in my list of expectations,
although I enjoy them when they come.
If they don't come, it doesn't shake
re up or. cause me to be disheartened
and disappointed. Gifts aren't neces-
shry to make me enjoy Christmas.
One of my gifts was a book from a
S brother in Atlanta. Little brother,
number four, sent me a personally
autographed book by Lewis Grizzard, a
columnist of the Atlanta Constitution
I already have two of Grizzard's
an affinity for barbecue, baseball, good,
old boys and chili dogs.
Anyhow, Grizzard autographed the.
book my brother sent to me and
included the salutation, "To A Great
L: By: W
books, "Kathy Sue Loudermilk, I Love
You" and "Won't You Come Home,
SBilly Bob Bailey". Grizzard 'has
another book out, which I don't' have.
.As you can tell from these two
titles, Grizzard writes on the more
serious vein. If you're not familiar with
the writings of Lewis Grizzard, he's
sort of in the ballpark as a mile Erma
Grizzard is a native Georgian with
the time it was rejected in the back seat
of a '57 Chevy to the more recent, when.
doctors did a little tinkering with' his
ticker and made him kin to a'pig.
'(Being now kin to a pig made
esley R. Ramsey
American" just above my name on the
fly leaf. '
That won't get you quite as many:,
bubble gum cards in trade as an
autograph of Shad Phantry, but it'll run.
a close second.
IN HIS NEW BOOK, which is"
entitled, "They Tore Out My Heart and
Stomped That Sucker Flat", Grizzard'
examines the history of his heart from
Grizzard appreciate barbecue all the
At age 35, he had a valve replaced
int his heart with one from a pig. There
was soul searching as to whether or not
he would go rooting in the back yard, if
he would revolt at eating his favorite
Georgia pork barbecue, or if he would
get an uncommon strong urge to make
love in a mud puddle.
Since the first attack on his heart in
the,back seat of the '57 Chevy when a
Coweta County' girl refused to "practice
kissing" with him, there had been a
continuous onslaught against poor
Grizzard's heart until those surgeons
got together, looked at his X-rays, and
decided to take out his heart and
"Stomli that sucker flat". It was
growing too large from a faulty aorta
valve which was replaced by the pig
I HAVEN'T READ all the book yet,
but I bave started. I don't know, yet, if
he has addressed the matter in the book
or not, but from having the same job as
he that of filling up a given amount of
space each week with a given number
of words I can see where Grizzard
likely won't let the opportunity go by to
observe that what got "Stomped Flat"
was his wallet. as well as maybe his
GRIZZARD ISN'T CYNICAL. He is
'an open fellow who just sits down,
cranks a piece of paper in the
typewriter and lets it all hang out as he
tells you what is on his mind or what!
has jogged his memory.
His latest book, like the ones'
before, is a collection of his columns,
but the new one is more or less a
continuous story, sort of like a soap
opera on TV. In his other books,
Grizzard just picks out a lot of the
stories he has written in his columns
and put them together for a book. This
newest book deals with his heart from
front to back to make it an uncommon
Lewis Grizzard book in that respect.
Having been in the hospital myself
for some major surgery in the past two
years and hearing some of my local
friends talk about their own open heart
surgery, I have come to see where this
newest book has been written for a
It is my observation that possibly
Grizzard got his hospital and doctor
bills about the day before he sat down to
put this'latest book together. If you
have a heart murmur and can't
purchase hospital insurance, you have
to pay the bills somehow, and writing a
book about the adventure of running up
the bill is just as good a way as any.
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The most massive single edition of a newspaper was
the Sunday, Oct. 17, 1965, New York Times. It had
15 sections, a total of 946 pages and weighed 7 1/2 pounds.
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe. Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 30, 1982 PAGE THREE
More About 1982 ... It Wasn't Such A Bad Year
(Continued from Page 1)
the year, considering the doldrums
the remainder of the paper industry
finds itself in. The plant has shut down
four times this year, each time for two
The plant has helped the local
economy with an expensive construc-
tion project which will allow the mill
to be more competitive on the market,
reduce its fuel oil needs almost by half
and has kept a number of men
working throughout the year.
-Vitro, which operates a tracking
station for Eglin'AFB near Port St.
Joe, lost its contract with the Air
Force to RCA, who was in the process
of reducing tbrces here at year's end.
The amount of the reduction is still not
Gulf County had some good news,
to go along with the shady economic
The good economic news was that
a new industry, Raffield Shipbuilding
got underway and produced three
complete boats during the year and
had another under construction.
This firm, too, was hit hard by the
economy, especially the money bor-
rowing costs segment of the economy.
It cost too much to finance one of the
large multi-purpose fishing boats for
the average operator to buy one.
Other good news during the year
was that Gulf. County had only one
traffic fatality during the year.
Ordinarily, from !'. to 12 lose their.
lives on Gulf Coun.' highways each,
year, but ony one died'[ nan accident
during 19821 .
Gerald y.8arnes of Apalachicola
was the ol traffic facility of the
year. Barnes was killed when the
pick-up truck he was riding in crashed
into a tree on County Road C-30 just
about a mile this side of the Franklin
County line. .
A bee got in the truck and the
driver lost control of the vehicle as he
was trying to slap the bee.
Barnes died a few days later in-'a
Panama City_ hospital from his
One of the most important stories
of 1982 was the story of progress made
by the Port St. Joe Port Authority in
-Imonitor Pitts' work for a
period of time t e future.
S -SPRUCIN JL- -
S -The Commission and Sheriff
: Ken Murphy agreed Tuesday
,-night to several projects for
Ethe Gulf County Jail which
:should make it more accept-
-able to the Department of
- securing the establishment of a deep
water port here in Port St. Joe.
After nearly four years in the
planning stage, the Port Authority
finally arranged for $30 million in
financing this year and used interest
earned on the money borrowed to
finance engineering and feasibility
studies fod the port.
The P6rt Authority had a promise
of a $35 million loan the first of the
year, but the promise fell through.
Then, in May,, chairman George
Tapper brought home a check for $30
million from Lehman Brothers, Kuhn
Leob, Inc., to get the actual work on
the project underway.
This project, too, has felt the
effects of, the national economic
situation, with firms reluctant to
commit themselves to any participa-
tion to this or any other port, but the
project is still moving, with tentative
construction plans approved early in
December for construction of a two
DEAD LAKES DAM
The Dead Lakes in north Gulf
County also occupied the forefront of
the news during most of 1982 and could
probably easily qualify as one of the
most important stories to hit the front
pages in Gulf County during the year,
There was a lot of emotion in the'
Dead Lakes Dam story, which stirred
up interest all over the Panhandle of
Florida as forces went to court in
attempts to require the Dead Lakes
Management Committee to 'maintain
a water level in the lake, while the
Committee was determined to lower
the level of the lakes to allow partial
control over invading water weeds.
The Committee feels it has
learned the dam is one of the main
problems with: the declining fish
population .'and a cause of the
proliferation of noxious weeds in the
lakes. As a consequence, they have
asked state and federal authorities for
permission to remove the dam. The
committee stresses that permission to
do so does not mean they will remove
the dam. It does mean they will look
strongly at that possibility as a means
of retiring the lakes to more game
fish production. .
Opponents of. the dam removal
(Continued from Page 1)
Corrections inspectors in the
.... TW'ji'rhafsben castigated
by the DOC for certain inade-
quacies and advised these
items would have to be
One of the main items of
contention is lack of a second-
ary entrance to the cell
section, to provide a second
avenue of escape in case of
fire. Chairman Billy Branch
said he and Commissioner
Eldridge Money had been
looking over the sitdatiori and
would proceed' with bthfi pro-"
ject of getting the door install-
ed if the Commission would
agree. The Board gave them
authority to go ahead with the
The Commission has also
SNew Years Eve Party.,
SCentennial Building ,:
Music by First Come Lucky
Dancing: 9:00 till Set-Ups Favors
Donation $12 per couple In Advance $14 At the door
have organized and gone to court,
seeking injunctions to force .the
Committee to close a structure
designed to lower the level of water in
the lakes and to leave the dam in
place. The group, mostly Bay County
residents who own property along the
shore of the lakes, presently have an
injunction in force which has forced
the Committee to stop lowering the
level of the water until further action
can be taken in court.
This story should also provide
some interesting moments well into
the year of 1983,
OTHER IMPORTANT STORIES
There were a host of other
.important news stories during 1982
One of the. more important
happenings was the stand-off between'
Property Appraiser Joyce Williams
and the Gulf County Commission.
Williams took the Commission to'
court to force funding of a $93,000
budget for her office while the'
Commission wanted to fund only'
$84,000 for the office.
The courts ruled that Williams
had given proper notice of her budget
and the Commission had not objected
within the proper time frame and so
were ordered to fund the budget. :.
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
started making plans to spend some
$2.3 million on further renovations at,
the Wastewater Treatment Plant on
orders from the Department of
Environmental Regulation to do so.
The first of the contracts to make
the renovations was let in mid-Decem-,
ber for $1,048,000. Still to be contract-
ed for is dredging of sludge from the
plant's holding pond, which engineers,
and DER have said would .bring the
plant back into its limits for suspend- ,
ed solids and other effluent. :
AFTER NEARLY FOUR years of
waiting and promises and attempts to
catch a sympathetic ear, highways 71
and 22 finally started getting a new
coat of asphalt this past year; but not
before highway 71 was nothing but a*
stretch of patches and potholes from
Cypress Creek to Wewahitchka.
The contract was let on the
projects in February, with work
scheduled to begin in May. Workers
agreed to pursue improve-
ment of lighting and ventilat-
tion in the jail area and will
write to DOC informing them
of the progress being made.
The Commission is still
holding back on employing the
"additional 14 people the DOC
wants employed to oversee
housing and diet of the prison-
ers. Sheriff Murphy said he
felt the steps being taken by
the Commission should satisfy
DOC for a while at least.
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"Was it a dog that ran into
the fence?" I wondered. I
looked, ready for the attack,
but there was nothing.' This
"unexpected turn of events
scared me even more. There
was- definitely something,
something I couldn't see, that.
was about to "get" ole' Shad!
Still glued to the same spot,
my mind raced. I had only one
chance and that was to run,
but not too quick. If I started
my flight too fast, I reasoned,
"IT"' would pursue me too
quickly and it would be all
over before the fight had
started. And there was going.
to be a fight! .
Frozen in the same spot,
staring at the same nothing, I
decided to turn and walk
slowly to the front door of the
church and at that time, if the
"Thing'.' hadn't devoured me,
I would make my "run." If the
encounter hadn't occurred by
then, I reasoned, "IT" would
be forced to eat me from the
shoe soles up because that is
all that would be showing. *
I thought I :would never
make. the front door' of the
church! When' I did, my first
step into flight was as fast as
any step I took. I was running
so fast that my feet, were
hardly touching the pavement
and it seemed the rush of the
wind (there was only the wind
my, running created) was
holding me back. There was
only a blur of "The Old
Grade" as, I flew by. The
Jernigan's dog that always
a i i
Z o UJ 5..
came on the iob in .uly and the
paving is still under way.
RESIDENl-, AT INDIAN Pass
got into a tiff with sportsmen about
whether or not they should be allowed
to secure private oyster leases in the
Lagoon behind their homes.
The sportsmen won out, with the
County Commission failing to rec-
ommend the leasing and the Depart-
ment of Natural Resources refusing to
move unless the county made the
THE GULF COUNTY School
Board found itself some $150,000 under
budget when the State of Florida
reduced money promised to school.
districts in the .state by some 4.2
percent during 1982. The Gulf County
.board had already budgeted the
$150,000 and had to cut and reduce
some services to compensate for the
reduced funding. The School Board
was partially prepared for, the prob-
lem since they had reduced their
teacher force by 11 people at the end
of the previous school year.
PORT ST. .JOE'S long awaited
nursing home started construction in
April of this past year, after nearly
two years in the planning and talking
Larry Johnson of Pensacola, the
owner of other nursing homes, started
construction on half of the proposed
120 bed- structure and said he would
start building the other units for 60
more beds when the present project,
was finished and operating.
: The home was scheduled to be
finished in February of next year.
GULF COUNTY HAD a huge land
sale during the year, when the
McNeill property at Indian Pass was
sold to a Jacksonville developer.
Nearly 2,000 acres was involved in
the sale, with St. Joe Paper Company
ending up with a large portion of the .
land while the Jacksonville group
maintained large portions of the land
near highways for development into
The McNeill property was what
was left of a tract which once
stretched from Port St. Joe to Indian
Pass and was operated as a lumber/
and naval stores operation by the
McNeill family back since the turn of
the century. The McNeill's came to
Gulf County in 1904 and set up the
GULF COUNTY BECAME the
only county in the State of Florida,
which didn't have a lounge featuring
nude or partially nude dancers to pass
an ordinance against the practice.
Lying beside Bay County, which was
forcing nude dancers to cover up in
Bay County, Gulf County officials felt
the business might spill over into Gulf
County to get away from the new
restrictions, and so made them illegal
The ordinance has stood up in
ONE OF THE biggest material
tragedies of the year was the fire
which completely destroyed the
Roche Furniture Company in Novem-
ber. The early morning fire wiped out
the Reid Avenue building of the firm,
iley To Receive Award
SnnleyTo Receive Award
Elijah- Smiley, a native of
Port St. Joe and graduate of
Port St. Joe High School, has
been selected to 'receive a
national award, it was learned
earlier this month.
Smiley will receive the
national PUSH-Excel student
leadership award. 'The nota-
tion .is given for "leadership
'ability 'and promoting excel-
lence in education". Smiley
will receive 'his presentation
at a national convention on
January 1, 1983 in Chicago,
Illinois of the Push for Excel-
lence, Inc, organization.
Participating in the awards
ceremony will also be such
notables as Honorable Johnny
Ford, Mayor of Tuskegee,
Alabama; Congressman Har-
old Washington, the Honor-
able Julian Bond, Rev. Jesse
Jackson and others.
Smiley is currently attend-
ing FSU College of Law and
Graduate School of Business.
He expects to receive the
degrees of Juris Doctorate
and Masters of Business in the
near future. He has plans' to
attend Yale University Divin-
ity School or Morehouse Col-
lege School of Theology after
barked and chased me did not
have the time to sit hp as I
literally flew by.
"I have checked the distance
from my home to the front
door of the Baptist Church
many times since then and the
results is always the same; it
is exactly one-quarter of a
mile, 440 yards My conserva-
tive estimate s that it took me
twenty-two seconds to make
the run that night.' It is
possible that it could have
taken less, but no more.
So, you see, I hold the
unofficial world's record for
the quarter mile. Whether you
believe me or not is of no
consequence because I know,
Without any doubt, that I do. I
do not; however, ever want to
defend my title in this life-
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"Where Jesus Christ Is King
& God's Love Is An
SUNDAYSCHOOL ...... 10:00 A.M.
MORNING WORSHIP ... 11:00A.M.
EVENING WORSHIP .... 6:00 P.M.
WEDNESDAY EVENING. 7:00 P.M.
Pastor Ira J. Nichols
graduation from FSU.
-Smiley is the son of Mrs.-
PecolasSmiley'and'the late Joe
Smiley of Port St., Joe. He is a
1977 graduate of Port St. Joe
which had been in operation here
since 1937. The company was the
oldest Frigidaire appliance dealer in
The Roches have said they will
re-build the building just as soon as a
contractor can be secured to do the.
A second large' fire destroyed::
Dave's Bar north of Wewahitchka:-
during the year, also. Authorities-
have ruled this blaze to be the work of
THE CHIPOLA RIVER suffered':
trauma, during the year. It went from
a trickle during the long summer dry
spell, to a charge of being polluted by
Ed Leuchsi then manager of "the'.'
Apalachee Planning Council.
Since that time, Leuchs has been:'
forced to resign, the Chipola is now -
flowing .full once again and there is.:
still a question about whether it is
polluted or not.
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Jane Brooks DeWind and
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united in marriage Dec. 11 at
Village Presbyterian Church
in Tampa. The candlelight,
double ring service was per-
formed by Rev. William Vas-
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John DeWind of
Tampa. John F. DeWind of
Steling, Ill., is her grand-
The bridegroom is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Williston L.
Chason of Port St. Joe. Mrs.
Ada Hammond of Louisville,
Miss., and : Mrs. Suzie B.
Chason of Panama City are
the bridegroom's grandpa-
Nuptial music was perform-
ed by Fred Lane, organist;
Randal Warren, flutist; Gayle
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Presented in marriage by
her parents and escorted to
the altar by her father, the
bride wore a floor length gown
of ivory satin with a chapel
length train. Delicate silk
petals and roses adorned the
off-the-shoulder neckline and
bow tied waistband.
An off-the-face veil was
attached to a band of silk
roses. The bride carried a
cascade of two dozen white
roses and a pair of white
orchids to complete her en-
Sue Fronsoe was the maid of
honor. Bridesmaids were Lyn-
ne Sharpe, Tracey Thiessen,
Patty Jones, Nancy Peck,
Tamra DeWind and Jenny
Williston Chason was the
best man. Usher-groomsmen
were Russell Chason, Chason
Mull, Jackie Lowrey, Mike
Courington, John DeWind,
Scott DeWind and David Bray.
Following the ceremony, a
reception and buffet dinner
was hosted by the bride's
parents. The reception was
held at the Host International
Hotel grand ballroom. Greg
and Janie along with their
guests were entertained by the
musical group, the "Premi-
ums". After the presentation
of the bride and groom, the
reception began with the
.traditional dance of the young
couple. The guests then joined
in the celebration: with danc-
ing and dining. As the festivi-
ties came to a close, the bride
and groom were spotlighted in
the final dance of the evening.
During the reception Mrs.
James Good and Mrs. Robert'
McColley attended the guest
The wedding and-reception
were directed by Sally and Joe
P o lic h : .
Following a wedding trip to
St. Augustine, the couple is
residing in West Palm Beach.
The bridegroom is employed
A rehearsal dinner was held Tampa. It was hosted by Mr.
December 10 at Steak-N-Ale in and Mrs. Williston Chason.
Mrs. Gregg Meshane Chason
Miss Jane Brooks DeWind and
Gregg Meshane Chason Are Wed
CARD OF THANKS,
Thank you for your cards
visits, and prayers during my
.,, stay in the hospital.
Red and Rita Todd
A.A.R.P. Selects and
THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 30, 19822
Monday, January 3
Hot dogs, French fries,
mixed fruit, cookies, and milk.
Tuesday, January 4
Braised beef with rice,
broccoli, peaches, cornbread,
Wednesday, January 5
Fish, cabbage slaw, baked
beans, hush puppies, upside
down cake, and milk.
Thursday, January 6
Turkey A La King, tossed
salad, lima beans, toast, co-
okies, and milk.
Friday, January 7
,Sloppy Joe, orange juice,
French fries, cookies, and
Menuk may change without
notice due to the' availability
A slate of devotional speak-
'ers has been scheduled for the
month of January at the
retired men's prayer meeting
service each Tuesday. The
meeting is held in the Fire
Station meeting room behind
the City Hall at 10 a.m. The
meeting is open to all retired
Speakers for January in-
clude: January 4, Rev. How-
ard Browning; January 11,
Tom Ford; January 18, Elmo
Godfrey and January 25, Jesse
-- m ".CODD,,t b m ie nes amer, pre-
Installs Officers for 1983' paredwa
of horsad'oeuvres, w thichwere
.... : enjoyed by the many friends
The Saint Joseph Bay of the newly elected officers' Florida National Bank in Port
Chapter, of A.A.R.P. cele- proceeded the program. Mrn St. Joe.
brated the Christmas seas seaso Ray Lopez, president; Mrs. The January 'meeting w6f n',The successful people are
with an inspiring program at Ned Spiess, first vice presi- Saint Joseph Bay Chapter will the' ones who can 'think up
the First Methodist Chfirch dent; Mr. Fred Kleeb, trea- be Monday, January 10th, at things for the rest of the
recently. Mrs. Pam Perry, surer; and' Mrs. James 2:30 p.m. EST at the Union world to keepbusy Ma
directing 'The Believers' 82' Dumas, secretary, will lead Hall on Sixth Street. Don Marquis
presented the musical narra- St. Joseph Bay Chapter of
tive, "Joseph the Carpenter." "A.A.R.P. for the coming year.
A.A.R.P. members, friends, Mrs. Joseph Hardin, R.N.; 19. \ l H I 1 1 ) I 11 III 1 )ll1 /II I A l I IU
and'senior citizens from. the Mrs. Emmy Donat, R.N.;
Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe Mrs. H. M. Hammock, R.N.; --
Centers expressed great ap- and Miss M. M.. McLane,
preciation for this early R.N., will conduct the blood
Christmas gift. pressure tests starting ,Fri-
Election of A.A.R.P. offi- day, February 4th, from 10
'ers for 1983 and installation a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT at the
CARD OF THANKS
It is at this season of the
year that I am so thankful for
my many, many friends who
made my stay in Gulf Pines
Hospital and Tallahassee Hos-
pital so pleasant. Their, cards,
flowers, visits, and prayers
meant so much to me. The
support of my family, and
each member of the hospital
staff will never be forgotten.
I praise the Lord for His
goodness to me through each
of you. May He bless each of
you throughout the coming
Aunt Bell DuBose
CRYSTAL MARIE TILLERY
Today Is Crystal's
Crystal Marie Tillery,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Wade Tillery of Wewahitchka,
is celebrating her third birth-
day today, December 30, at St.
Joe Beach with grandparents
Wallace and Susie Tillery :
Also helping her celebrate
are Mr. and Mrs. Darrell
Tillery, and cousin Andrew,
and Mr. Keith Tillery.
and relatives present.
After a champagne toast to
the couple, they ceremonially
cut the beautiful wedding cake
and opened gifts. After their
honeymoon, the couple' will
reside in Panama City.
Ronald is a 1976 graduate of
Port St. Joe High School.
Viggly gave away the giant stocking
stmas promotion during the month of
birthday. She is
and doesn't want
it to go by
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Bradford Johnson, owner-manager of Piggly V
',Piggly Wiggly, presents Linda :Mahan of in a Chri
Wewahitchka, with "the largest Christmas Decembe
'stocking in the world" Thursday afternoon.
Couple Exchange Vows
In Garden Ceremony
On December 18 at 2 p.m., a
wedding was held in Chipley
at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
William Edward Cobb, pa-
rents of the bride. Mr.. Cobb
escorted. his daughter, Car-,
men, down a beautifully de-
corated outside garden path to
her waiting- groom, Ronald
Bruce St. John, son of Al and
Helen St. John of Mexico
The lovely bride wore a
street length beige lace dress
with a'fingertip veil.
The reception was held
inside the bride's home. Mr.
LL L 5 -LL.m.
Mrs. Zola M
the pioneer res
St. Joe, died
1982 in Gulf P
She was born
ary 10, 1890 an'
with her family
Community in C
"where she grew
education, she a
to the institute
learning in pre
'career in teach
her *teaching c
hou uno in 1
to Port St. JO4
taught for man:
taught in the ai
program. It wa
that led her to n
marry Fred Me
Mrs. Zola re
ested in the comn
ties and was a
porter of the Sha
all of their horm
of her most che
ries was being
plaque in 198LU
fan. She will'b
as the little lad
RIS: S fus Wyatt, 82, Long-Time THES
Ia"9 'r Aua Resident, Passes Away
. a Maddox Ruu Wyatt, 82 passed Church of the Living God with 60 Ladies
away tuesday, December 14, Bishop E. D. Dixon officiating.
at a Pan ma City hospital. He Interment followed in Forest The traditional Christmas decked
. ,Ibe ,ml l Per 2.- 4 was a I time resident of Hill Cemetery. Membership Teaof St. Joseph andot
Port St. J ,and a member of. All services were under the chapter Daughters of the enhance
addx, one of hat and driving her car which the First rn Church of the direction of Comforter Fu- American Revolution last Sa- holly rn
idens of Port she did until she was hospi- LviSng. Go. neral Home. turday was attended by some and c
December 24, talized on November 6, 1982. Survivorsclude: his wife, 60 members and guests in the were u
inesHk pital. She .was a member of the Mrs. Ernes Wyatt; serve Bill Sa lors lovely home of Mrs. James points.
Iin j Cress, First Baptist Church, Eastern daughters, r Earie Bell of Harrison on Monument Ave- corates
,Fla onJanu- Star, Rebeccas, Historical So- Cairo, Ga., Cora Fisher Satu rdVy n, nue: ing to t
d later moved city, Garden Club, American of Iowa City, a, Mrs. Viola Die Saturday Mrs. Ralph Swatts, Sr., glow o
y to the Frink Legion Auxiliary, and Gulf Breedlove f York Mrs. iam M (Bill) Saors Chapter Regent, and Mrs. W. Mrs.
lhoiin Bounty. County Retired Teachers As- Betty Frankli .Mrs. Fran anam a Cit. Dye, Vice-Regent and Willia
sociation Smith, Sharon tt, and Mrs 34, of Panama City, D.Dye, Vice-Regent and Williar
up. n sociation. e L oen t op suddenly Saturday afternoon. Program Chairman, received frappe
he nedor a Survivors include: one son, St. Joe seven ons, Edward He was a resident of Bay the guests with Mrs. Harrison. Mrs.
^vailid. herself Dave Maddox; two grand- C. Wyatt of Waterleo, Iowa, County for the past two years, The party rooms were be- NobieS
ion f ,fi gher daughters, Charlotte Maddox Lonnie Wyatt of Whigham, moving there from Port St.
ratio or a Pierce of Port St. Joe, and Ga., Henry Harris of Cleve- Joe He was a licene.d funeral .... B
ing ahd, begal Eva Maddox Davis of Talla- land, Ohio Bill Wyatt, Olden director and .embalmer, em- NEW BETHI
aree Snh.a- hassee;.two grandsons, David Wyatt, and Willie Otis Smith, played at the Southerland and
9 came and Donald of Lafayette, La.; all of PortSt. Joe; foursisters, Son Funeral Home, a member African Methodist Epis
, in ate and one great grandson, Jona- Mrs. Dora Davis, Mrs. Lucille of the Florida Jaycees, and a .
y y .. inhe than Pierce of Port St. Joe; Carr, Mrs. Jesse Grant, and member of the Baptist faith. 146 Avenue C
o.lt. she two sisters, Ethel M Bridges Mrs. Irene Morgan, all of Survivors include: his sis- Rev. James W. Williams,
s this ventue of.Apalachicola, and Viola Colquitt, Georgia; 45 grand- ter, Mrs. Pat Luttrell, of
et and later Wimberly of Frink; one bro- children, 65 great grandchild- Sparks, Nev.; one brother, SUNDAY SCHOOL ................
iddox, a local their, Everette McFarland of ren; arid a host of in-laws, Paul Saylors of Arlington, MORNING WORSHIP ... ....
Port St. Joe. neices, nephews, cousins, and. Texas, and several nieces and EVENING WORSHIP..........
mained inter- Funeral services were con- friends. nephews.
imuniiy activi- ducted Sunday, December 26 Funeral services were held All services were under the "God Our Father, Christ Out
n ardent sup- from the First Baptist Church at,2:00 p.m. Sunday, Decem- direction of Southerland Fu- Man Our Brother'
irks, attending with Rev. Howard Browning .ber 19, at the First Born neral Home, Panama City.':
ie games. One anda ev. J. U. uuum oui
rished memo- ing. Interment followed
presented a family plot in Holly
as thdir,No. 1 Cemetery.
'reiembeired --All arrangements we
y wearing her Comforter Funeral Hor
"al Services Held
for A. P. (Bob) Jackson
A. P. "Bob" Jackson, 64, mother, Mrs. Berlie Jaci
passed away Sunday morning Tuscaloosa; three sis
in a Port St. Joe hospital. A Mis. Gladys Hoieyeut
long time resident 'of Ala- Gardendale, Ala., Mrs.
bama, he moved -t Port St. ginia Woodhull of Patcho
Joe in 1941. He was an N.Y., and Mrs. Betty Dra
employee of the St. Jde Paper Pensacola; two brothers,
Company, and a merhber of Jackson of Tucson, Ari
the Long Avenue' .Baptist and Tennis Jackson, of Ti
Church. loosa, Ala.; and six gr
Q,A~ma inoifla-hie uifn dih~p
;TAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY. DEC. 30, 1982
Enjoy Christmas Tea
d with magnolia leaves
her traditional greenery
:ed by candlelight from
*ed tapers. Poinsettias
used at various vantage
The beautifully de-
d Christmas tree reach-
the ceiling cast a lovely
Roy Smith and Mrs.
n Mills served coffee
during the party hours.
George Suber, Mrs.
Stone, and Mrs. Charles
.. ... 9:30 A;M.
. 11:00 A.M.
Brown were hostesses for the Chapter.
411 Reid Avenue
CHARLES SO WELL
26 Years Experience
Licensed and Bonded
Call Shorty at
Survivor include; ul wile,
Mrs. A. P. Jackson;. two
daughters, Mrs. Connie Mc-
Guigan, Tusc.aloosa, nd Mrs.
Dale Ad"ms, Port St. -oe; his
Funeral services were held
at 2:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday
.at the Long Avenue Baptist
Church with Rev. J. C. Odum
officiating. Interment follow-.
ed in the family plot at Holly
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Fu-
Jessie M. Thomas, 59, pas- neral Home.
sed away suddenly AFriday
evening in a ,Port qt. Joe
hospital. She was a long time Flora R. Hall
resident of PorfSt..J .
Survivors incJudeblir hus- Passes Aw-ay
band, Hubert Thodn ; one
brother, Wallace Willi ms of Mrs. Flora R. Hall, 78, of
Jacksonville; and a nuinber of Abbeville, died December 8 in
nieces and nephews. Ft. Gaines Hospital.
Funeral services Aw be Funeral services were held
held at 1:00 p.m. EST.Thurs- Friday, December 10, at 10:00
day at the Zion Fair Bptist A.M. in the Adoniram Baptist
Church with ,ev. lonzo Church, with Rev. Gerry Zella
Moore officiating. Intenent officiating.
will follow in Foest Hill Mrs. Hall was the mother of
Cemetery. .. Rev. T. D. Hall, and Rev.
All services are under the gDudley Hall, who have con-
direction of Comforter Fu- ducted several revival ser-
neral Home. Ivices in Port St. Joe.
. 4 -, '!
'Oenstitutioi and Monument Ave.
Port St." ,e, Florida
JIMMY SPhIES, Minister
CHURCHSCHO ....... ....... ...... 9:45A.M,
EVENING WORSHIP,..,..... ............... 7:30 P.M.
METHODIST YOYT I.FLLO lIHIP .......... 6:30 P.M.
CHOIRREHEA (Wedne ay) ........... 7:30 P.M.
NE YER'S EVE
J in ,ll ur Friends at
TO OF HE GULF'S
AN 'U L BALL
; Fea during
BIG Land S DANCE BAND
9 p.m. -,1 m.,Top o tlje Gulf Restaurant,
BUFFI rT:AVORS, CHAMPAGNE
2 00 PER Oj PLE
5( 1 8-561. (.ter 5 p.m.)
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SW ,ant You
To Pe Part of
The F, jndly Place
BIBLE STUDY ..... 9.45 A M
MORNING W SHIP .. .... .. 1100AM
CHURCH TRA ING ."............ .. 5:45 P.M.
EVENINGWO SHIP ........... 7:00P.M.
WEDNESDAY .. ........ .. ... ... 7:00P.M.
Long e. Bapti Church
.1601 LONG AVENUE ,
SM I DONNELL
I Minister f tusic and Youlh
1F k m--
The Star Camera Was There When It Became NewsDuring 1982
-..llli~P I'. 4..' M M M IM~ill Ht
Laurie Butts was Gulf's top
junior high school speller this
year. She placed fourth in the
state contest held In Jackson-
Members of the Sea Oats and Dunes Garden Club of the Beaches, planted trees on the
campus of Highland View Elementary School in January.
The Chamber of Commerce installed
Nolan Treglown. left, as president in
February. Retiring president Bill Craw-
ford, and installing officer,, Jerry Gates,
share a few moments after the installa-
George Tapper, center, was the bearer of good tidings in
May as he delivered a check for $30 million to be used in
planning and starting construction of a new deep water port
here in Port St. Joe. Tapper showed off the check at a dinner
held at the High School Commons Area especially to reveal.
the good news.
Gulf County graduated 185 seniors in .982 ard most of
them got a big hug after they received their diplomas.
The Dead Lakes dam entered the controversial scheme of things during -committee has asked for permission from state agencies to remove the dam
1982 and will probably be there all during 1983 also. The Dead Lakes to allow the Chipola River, which flows through Dead Lakes to run freely.
....... ,. -" .
Gulf County School Board took possession of a brand new elementary
school in Wewahitchka this past year. The school was occupied by the school
during the Thanksgiving holiday break. The new building was constructed
from State Capital Outlay funds.
Harry Lee Smith, left, received a pin of appreciation from the Red Cross marking his
S ....ft gallon of ..blood donated in local blood drives. i.
MK Ranch was ordered to shut down these big pumps and tear out the dike which kept a
flooding river frominnundating the Ranch's fields during periods of spring floods. The pumps and
dikes were installed with permission from DER who forced their destruction this past year.
The "Fisherman's Pride" was launched this past year by Raffield Shipbuilders. The
"Pride" is hoped to be the first of man) of the new breed of fishing boat built here in Port St.
The 60-year-old river snag boat "Montgomery" which has operaTed'for many years out of
White City, was retired by the Corps of Engineers this past year to make way for a more
Mexico Beach Chamber of Commerce installed Charlie Parker, vice-president; Mark Foster,
president and Mrs. Rella Wexler, secretary.
Two men prepare a scallop drag for use in St. Joseph Bay and became the target of a
concentrated effort to ban. their activities in the Bay. The ban the drag forces were successful in
Kelly Johnson wasn't shy about expressing her delight at
being named Homecoming Queen this year. She shows her
delight with a big gasp. Her escort is Jim Brown.
Roche Furniture Company building on Reid Avenue.was completely destroyed by fire in 1982.
The firm has been in business in Port St. Joe since 1937 and is the oldest Fridigaire appliance
dealer in the state of Florida.
S Vandals made their obnoxious presence known in the old St. Joseph Cemetery during the
year, tearing up and damaging old grave markers, which have been placed there to mark the
place where old St. Joseph buried its dead over 100 years ago.
The first train load of coal left the Apalachicola Northern Railroad
Company freight yards in November of this past year for Palatka and the
Seminole Electric Company electric generating plant. This next year, this
sight should be repeated daily with 100-car trains going out regularly.
THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 30, 1982
Defeat Cotton dale, 61-57, In Overtime
Sharks In Finals of Christmas Tourney
Port St. Joe's young and
inexperienced Sharks dumped
a tough Cottondale Hornet
team Tuesday night to gain
the finals of the Panama City
The Sharks had a three point
lead at the half time, but
Cottondale bounded back in
the third period to score 20
points while the Sharks an-
swered with only 12 to lose
The Sharks had a chance to
nip the Hornets in the regula-
tion game with a one point
lead off a pair of three point
plays by Marty Russ.
Free Parking Drive-In Window
229-8771 317 Williams Ave. Port St..
Gulf County Senior Citizens
Monday, January 6 Friday, Janu
Orange juice, beef stew with Orange juice, sl
.carrots and onions, buttered buttered corn, bu
noodles, green peas, sliced rots, hamburger b
tomatoes on lettuce leaf, bis- rine, pineapple, an
cuit, margarine, peaches, and
' :milk. Menus shown ab
Tuesday, January 4
Orange juice, meat balls
with gravy, mashed potatoes,
green beans, whole wheat
bread, inargarine, apple, and
Wednesday, January 5
Pineapple juice/ baked
chicken, sweet potatoes, col-
lard greens, cornbread, mar-
garine, chocolate pudding,
Thursday, January 6
Orange juice, roast turkey
with gravy, cornbread dres-
sing, mixed vegetables, roll,
margarine, pears, and milk.
regular diets. Di
Low Salt diets ar
ove are for
e also pro-
Darin Thomas put the
Sharks into overtime with his
steal and a layup with only 16
In overtime, it was fresh-:
man, Josh Jenkins who car-
ried the Sharks hopes with his
The Sharks were to meet the
Mosley Dolphins in the finals
of the tournament Wednesday
evening at 8:00 p.m.
, In other action Tuesday
night, Mosley defeated Bay
High, 67-62 and Rutherford
edged Chipley, 49-44.
Score by quarters:
Port St. Joe 13 10 12 16 10-61'
Cottondale 8 12 20 11. 6-57
NOTE OF THANKS
Our thanks to each of our
friends for their kind expres-
sions of sympathy during the
loss of our loved one.
The Rufus Wyatt Family
Leather-bound books will
benefit from periodic appli-
cations of saddlesoap, neats-
foot oil or petroleum jelly.
PORT ST. JOE-Russ, 6-7-
19; Thomas, 2-1-5; Pittman,
6-0-12; Jenkins, 5-5-15; Cad-
well, 1-2-4; Woullard, 1-0-2;
0-16; Mincey, 2-4-8; Saulsber-
ry, 0-1-1; Baldree, 2-0-4; Russ,
6-2-14; Bellamy, 6-0-12;. T.
The Sharks' only senior on
the team, Marty Russ, led the
offense with 19 points. Josh
Jenkins followed with 15 and
Michael Pittman with 12.
Anthony Tanner paced the
Hornets with 16 points.
The Sharks pounded the
Rutherford Rams Monday
evening, 77-61, to advance in
the winner's column in the
Labelled the "young and the
Restless" at the tournament,
by their youthful players, the
Sharks followed the 23 point
shooting of sophomore Durey
Cadwell and the 22 points of
Marty Russ, the only senior on
the squad. Doug Robinson
added 10 points as, they used
their running speed to surge
past the Rams.
The Sharks had 41 points on
the board at half-time, while
holding the Rams to only 22.
TheRams made a run for it in
the third period with 22 points,
but the Sharks answered with
their own 22 points in the final
period, to completely domi-
nate the game.
Rutherford had only one
player, Quinton Reed, scoring
in the double figures, with 22
Score by quarters:
Port St. Joe 16 25 14 22-77
Rutherford 8 14 22 17-61
PORT ST. JOE-Russ, 10-2-
22; Thomas, 1-1-3; Pittman,
3-0-6; Jenkins,-4-1-9; Cadwell,
11-1-23; Woullard, 0-0-0; Giv-
ens, 2-0-4; Robinson, 3-4-10.
1-0-2; Reed, 11-0-22; Fragger,
2-0-4; Wilson, 2-5-9; Keys,
6-2-14; Clark, 1-2-4; Petersoh,
0-0-0; Gould, 1-2-4; Delk, 1-0-2.
The Sharks get back into
their regular season Tuesday
evening, whenthey travel to
Vernon to meet the powerful
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
22nd Street Mexico Beach
CHARLES M. PARKER, Minister
WORSHIP SERVICE................ 900A.M., C.S.T.
CHURCH SCHOOL ............... 10:00 A.M., C.S.T.
CHOIR REHEARSAL (Wednesday) .. 6:00 P:M., C.S.T.
CHURCH of CHRIST
i Twentieth Street and Marvin Avenue
| SUNDAY SCHOOL ........... ..10:00A.M.
f MORNINGWORSHIP ........... 11:00A.M.
| EVENING'WORSHIP . .... .;. 6:.00 P.M.
WEDNESDAY EVENING ... 7:00 P.M.
Corner of Fourth St. & Second Ave.
SUNDAY SCHOOL ...... ..... . 9:45 A.M.
WORSHIP SERVICE ........... .11:00A.M. & 7:30 P.M.
CHURCH TRAINING (Sunday) ......... 6:30 P.M.
MID-WEEK PRAYER (Wednesday) ..... .. 7:30 P.M.
Nursery Provided BRO. JERRY REGISTER
We Wish You A Merry
Christmas and A Happy
AUTO PARTS SALE
Sale Prices Good Through January 3, 1983
OIL FILTER + $095
: PLUGS, POINTS & 6 cyI. 10.95
. CONDENSER 4 cyl. '8.95 s8 cy, $12.95
Climate Year Round
. $ 95
Monroe Set of 2
HEAVY DUTY SHOCKS
Super Special Rain X The Invisible $ 3 49
WINDSHIELD WIPERS .
Special on Factory Rebuilt
SHORT BLOCKS & COMPLETE MOTORS
For All Your Auto Parts Needs
BAY AUTO PARTS
H. ROBERSON. LARRY GRIFFIN,
609 Hwy. 98 Highland View
The Peters Family
McNair and Peters
'Families Have Reunion
Family members came.
from near and far to partici-
pate in the third reunion of the
Peters and McNair families.
The reunion began with a
social gathering in Panama
City at the Holiday Landmark
Resort on December 23 at 9:00
in the evening.
,On December 24, the fami-
lies.enjoyed a delightful. bar-
be-cue at Washington Recrea-
tion Center, especially plan-
ned for the younger children to
renew acquaintances and re-
joice with all family mem-
The highlight of the reunion
was the Christmas Dance 'on
December 25 at the Centennial
Building where the families
gathered to share love, to-
getherness and renew friend-
ships with invited guests..
Finally, a worship service
was held at New Bethel AME
Church on December 26 at 11
a.m., where selected family
Ultimately, the reunion was
a heartwarming experience
that gave each family mem-
ber a chance to rejoice, share
love, relate experiences andl
exposures, and thank God for
blessing each one so abun-
Mexico Beach Man Charged
with Trafficking In Marijuana
A Mexico Beach man was
arrested by the Jacksonville
Sheriff's Department and
charged with two counts 'of
trafficking in over 100 pounds
of marijuana, according to
Charlie Kramer, Sheriff's De-
Jacksonville Sheriff's Depu-
ties arrested Chris King, P.O.;
box 13411, Mexico Beach,
placing the charges against
him. King was arrested at the
intersection of Broward Road
and 1-95 with the illegal
According to Robert Hiday
of the State Attorney's office,
, King will be arraigned on
January 4 before Fourth Cir-
cuit Judge R. Hudson Olliff on
two counts of conspiracy to
traffic marijuana, one count
of trafficking in marijuana and
one couni ui attempting to
Bail has been set at $46,000.
The McNair Family
Quantity Rights Reserved
Excluded in Limit Deal-
000 E"0 .:Pod
2 Liter Shasta Drinks .
Southern Kitchen Quick Grits
50 Lb. Trailblazer Dog Food ...
Bush's Blackeye Peas..
5 Ib. A
iz Ketchup 9
5 Lb. Bai
Limit 1 with $1.0 Order
Open Till 8 P.M.
Closed Sundays -
See You In Church
Family Pak Turkey Added
F- 510 Fifth St.
Port St. Joe
Dec. 29-Jan. 4,
6 Pounds and Up
RoaSt t $169
Great for Grilling
Lb.' I L
SHog Maw ....... Lb
Pork Neckbone ..'. L
Lykes 10, Oz.
Lykes All Meat
Oscar Mayer All Meat
Oscar Mayer ALL BEEF
Sliced Bacon .b
Round Steak., sls
(Extra Back & Giblet)
Family Pak Choice
CHICKEN BREAST .....
Family Pak Choice
DRUMSTICKS and THIGHS
QUARTERED BREAST ...
Lb. 99 QUARTERED LEGS ... .49
Lb590 CHICKEN WINGS .... 49C
o.69c LIVERS and GIZZARDS -.59"
Bacon & Horseradish, Jalapeno,
Green Onion, Clam
16 Oz. Sealtest Sour Cream 89'
Butter-Me-Not Biscuits s ct. 3/11
All Toppings Reg.
Sara Lee 10% Oz.L
Pound Cake ........
Old South 12 Oz.
Orange Juice .......
McKenzie 16 Oz.
. .' .m .
Canned Tomatoes ...
Evapoiated Milk.. 3 $ 09
64 oz. Apple Juice .. 4
64 oz. Cranapple Juice
On These and.,
Man y. More
Saltine Crackers ....
Shop These and Other
Everyday Low Prices!!
8 Oz. Can Peanut Patch
12 Oz. Manco
32 Oz. Bama GRAPE or
3 Pound Bag
33 Oz.w y 19
Downy Softener $119
Georgia Red Jewel SWEET
a a .a .
Bag W '
S2 heads 88
N 3 Pound Bag
Fresh Turnips Collards Mustard Greens
Limit 1 with $1,0
Food Order or-More
China Doll Limit 1 with $10 Order 12 oz.
Blackeye Peas 1
SLimit 1 Please
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 30. 1982
. By Roy Lee Carter County Extension Director
..... With winter fast approach-
-:,ig, it soon will be time for
::--tiajor tree and shrub trans-
SVpanting, There are several
.advantages in planting during
December and the. winter,
instead of waiting until spring.
The plants are not actively,
growing during this time, and
less apt to be injured by shock
from planting. Too, the wea-
ther and moisture during the
winter season is very condu-
cive to good plant adjustment
as well as working weather for
the gardener. My information
for this article was provided
by IFAS Extension Horticul-
turist Dr. Robert Black.
Winter planting of trees and,
shrubs allows the plants tq
become well established prior:
to spring growth and- bloom;
and prior to summer heat,.
Research shows that roots of
plants continue to grow and.
develop during mild winter
days, even though foliage does
You will find also that your
nurseryman has a good stock
of plants during the fall and-
winter, and too, he can give
you more time and attention
during this season, whereas he
cannot during the rush of
The success of your land-
scape will depend greatly on
.your ability to select plants
Which will fit your particular
need and situation.
Trees are always a must in
most landscapes whether
their purpose is for shade,
windbreaks, food, setting or
atmosphere, to add color or
beauty with bloom and foli-
age, or to add esthetic and real
estate value to the property.
All trees have advantages
and disadvantages, thus your
selection must be carefully
considered. Points for consi-
deration in choosing the prop-
er tree should include the
Be sure the-tree you choose
will fit your landscape needs.
For example, fast growing for
quick shade, broad and
spreading for shade, dense for
a windbreak or for screening,
oi attractive blooms for an
Know the tree you select and
its growth requirements. Know
the tree's ultimate size and
plant accordingly. Does the
tree require special soil (dog-
wood and redbud require acid
and soil). Does the tree have
serious insects and diseases
and will require routine main-
Be sure the tree is tolerant
of your local weather. condi-
tions. Will it tolerate Florida's
summer heat, or is it too
tender for Northern and Cen-
tral Florida's winters?;
Do you want an evergreen
or deciduous tree? Deciduous
shade trees are recommended
as they allow the desirable sun
when void of leaves in, the
winter, whereas. an ever-
green tree may be desirable
Consider overhead lines,
underground waterlines, sep-
tic tanks, etc., as well as
walks, drives, and paved
surfaces which may be dam-
aged by tree roots;
Know the. tolerance of the
tree" to salt spray. The South-,
ern Magnolia, Cajeput-tree,.
and the live oak are a few
among the group of trees
tolerant of salt'spray;
Lastly, obtain a quality tree
from a reliable nurseryman,
and plant it in a carefully
prepared spot., Following good
horticultural practices as to
proper soil, location, expo-
sure, watering, and spraying,
so that your investment in tfihe
tree is not lost through care-
lessness and lack of planning.
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
HIGHLAND VIEW UNITED
Corner 4th & Parker Ave.
Invites You to Worship Services
Rev. Paul Griffin, Pastor
SUNDAY SCHOOL ............ ....... ... 0T:00A.M.
MORNINlG WORSHIP ...............;.... 11:00 A.M.
EVENING WORSHIP ..................... 6:00 P.M.
WEDNESDAY ................. 7:30 Prayer Meetings
.- Nursery Provided
Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 GARRISON AVE.-- PORT ST. JOE
Invites You to Worship with Them
:":'-Ernest A. Barr, Pastor -
SUNDAY SCHOOL .. ............. 9:45 A.M.
MORNING WORSHIP ..... .. ... 11:00 A.M
EVENING WORSHIP ........ 7:00 P M.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT ... .......... 7:00 P.M
Dr. William C. Thomas
SAnnounces the Relocation
of His Offices to:
324 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
OFFICE HOURS: TUES. & THURS. 10-5:30,.
2809 W. 11th Street
Panama City, FL 32401
OFFICE HOURS: MON., WED., FRI. 9-5:30
24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE
Medicare Share Will Increase In 1983
The. Medicare hospital in-
surance deductible- the
amount a person with Medi-
care is responsible for in a
benefit period- increases to,
$304 for benefit periods start-'
ing in 1983. The 1982 deductible
Under the law, the deducti-
ble must. be increased to
reflect the rising costs of:
A benefit period- the mea-
sure of use of services under
Medicare- starts the first
time a person enters a hospital
after hospital insurance pro-
tection begins. A new benefit.
period begins when the person
has been out of a hospital or
-other facility primarily pro-
viding skilled nursing or reha-
bilitation services for 60 days
in a row.
There is no limit on the
number of benefit periods a
person may have.
Also increased are certain
per-day amounts the person is
responsible for under hospital
For the 61st through the 90th
day of inpatient hospital care,
hospital insurance pays for all
covered services except for
$76 a day in 1983. The 1982
figure is $65.
For each of 60 reserve days
of hospital inpatient care,
-hospital insurance pays all
covered services except for
$152 a day. The 1982 figure is
For the 21st through the 80th
day of care in a skilled nursing
Don Fuqua GCCC Offering College Courses
My legislation to prohibit
phosphate mining in the
Osceola National Forest last
week. passed both houses of
Congress and is now awaiting
the signature of the President.
This tremendous legislative
victory .the result of eight
years of hard work would not
have been possible without help
from many individuals .and'
The fact that it passed in the
late hours of a lame-duck ses-
sion of Congress in the midst of
debate on such subjects as
funding government operations
for the rest of the year and the
gas tax, made approval of this
legislation all ihe more dramatic.
'Without the total bi-partisan
support of the Florida delega-
tion to the U.S. House of
Representatives and exhaustive
work by Sens. Lawton Chiles
and Paula Hawkins. the bill
;:would have been dead.
The Hquse had passed the
* legislation a year ago and sent
it to the Senate where it
languished in 'Committee for
mostt of the year. It had also
passed the house in 1980 to die
in the Senate. -
When it was finally con-
sidered by a Senate Committee
in October, one senator. ob-
jected to .it and thus stymied
action on it during the regular
Sens. Chiles and Hawkins
worked with the objecting
senator to remove his objec-
tions and the bill was approved
by :the entire Senate on
Sunday, Dec. 19. _- *:
During committee hearings
on the bill in the House during
1981 several members of the
Republican Party had expressed
opposition to the bill and:the
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
The Board of .County Commission of
Gulf County will receie se3id wiao irom
any person, company o1 .:oioi.:.raior. ir..
terested in selling The Couoiy in Ione a. .
ing described personal property: .
(1) One New Truck, short wheel base
step-side pick-up; manual transmis- .
slon with overdrive, power steering
and power brakes,' six cylinder
engine, rear bumper, red color.
Delivery date must be specified. Li-
quidated damages for failure to
deliver unit on specified date will be
set at $5.00 per day.
Bids will be received until 9:00 o'clock,
A.M., E.S.T., January 11, 1983, at the of-
fice of the Clerk of Circuit Court, 1000
Film Streel Port Sl Joe FL 32456 The
Boaro reserves Ihe ignrI no rael-:i any and
BOARD ol COUNTY' COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA ;
By: /s/W. R. 'Billy" Branch, Chairman
ST. JOSEPH BAY REALTY -
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. .... ,7 MEXICO BEACH, FL 32410|
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Several New Rentals Now Available
1 bdrm., $165, $180, $200 per month.
2 bdrm., $225, $250, $400 per month.
3 bdrm., $250, $350, $375 per month.
2 bdrm. trailer, $175 month; $230 yr. round.
2 bdrm. unfurnished, $350 per month.
administration had testified
While ,most of their con-'
cerns had been resolved before
the bill passed the House in late-
1981,, there, was still an underly-
ing fear that someone might ob-
ject when the bill, as amended
;Sunday in the Senate, was
brought before the House on
Monday for final passage.
The fact that the bi-panisan
Florida delegation was totally in
support of the legislation was of
immense value in overcoming
the objections -of the western
Republicans who had earlier ex- "
pressed their concerns.
Looming over the entire 'lass
issue was the threat by the Pe
Interior Department to start' form
issuing mining permits if the trar
legislation was not passed in Con-
The measure was brought
to the House floor on Monday The
under a procedure known as the are
"Consent Calendar",' which sapl
'imears' tha'i' the objectlior ot
even one of the 435 House
members would have killed it.
Among those deserving
credit for approval of the bill are
the Florida Cabinet and the
Florida Legislature, both of
which had spoken forcefully on
the issue; environmental 'and
conservation groups from
throughout the', state, and
newspapers in, the" Second'
District and throughout Florida
'which.had endorsed the mining
I. 'rank this as bne of the
major pieces of environmental
legislation ever approved for the
'state of Florida and am ex-
tremely pleased and proud to
have been in.a leadership role in;
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT-OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.,
IN RE: The Marriage of
MELVIN RICHARD McCLYMONDS,,
SONiA FAVE BYRD McCLYMONDS,.
NOTICE OF SUIT ;
TO Meia"n Richard McClymonds,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
Petition for Dissolution of Marriage has
been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your Answer or
other response; to the Petition on Peti-
ROBERT M. MOORE, ESQ..
P. 0. Box 248
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
and file the original thereof in the Circuit
Court Clerk's Office, Gulf County Cour-
thouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, on or before'
the 20th day, of January, 1983. If you fail to
do so, a Final Judgment for the reliel
sought may be granted by Default.
SDATED this the 20th day of December,
Clerk of Circuit Court, -
By: Is/ JoAnne Pridgeon,
Deputy Clerk 4t 12-23
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
Section 865.09. Florida' Statutes, the'
undersigned persons intend to register.
with the Clerk of the Circuit court. Gulf
County. Florida, four weeks after the first,
publication of this notice, the fictitious:
name or trade name under which they will;
be engaged in business and in which said
business is to be carried on, to-wit:
Highway 71 P. 0. Box 930
Wewahitchka. Florida 32465 '
/sal Herman and Beverly Pitts. Owners '
Notice is hereby given that pursuant.to
Section 865.09. Florida Statutes, the
undersigned persons intend to register'
with the Clerk of the Circuit court. Gulf
County. Florida. four weeks after the first.
publication of this notice, the fictitious'
name or trade name under which they will
be engaged In business and in which said
business is to be carried on. to-wit: :
GULF DOLOMITE COMPANY ,
SDoing Business on Public Road .
Running from County Road 382
to Basic. Inc.
and Post Office Box 87
Port St. Joe. Florida 32456
Max Fleming, 50% undivided interest
William J. Risn. 50% undivided interest,
In Gulf Co.
Gulf Coast Community Col- or
lege will offer several courses
in Gulf County during the
upcoming spring semester
which begins January 6.
Freshman English II will be
taught on Wednesday nights
and Western Civilization II
will be taught on Thursday
nights. Also to be offered on
Wednesday nights will be
General Psychology with In-
troductory Chemistry to be
taught on Tuesday evenings.
All courses will run from
6:30 to 9:15 p.m. at the Port St.
Joe High School and students
may register either on Jan. 4
at GCCC's main campus in
Panama City or at the first
s meetings in Port St. Joe.
persons desiring more in-
nation may call the Regis-
's office at Gulf Coast
imunity College at 769-1551
jewels in a jewel watch
usually rubies or
Beginning Jan. 6
Beveily Rich in Port St. Joe.
facility, hospital insurance
pays for all covered services
except for $38 a day..The 1982
figure is $32.50.
Other than the inpatient
deductible, there is no charge
for covered services for the
first 60 days of inpatient
hospital care and for the first
20 days of skilled nursing care
in each benefit period.
More information about
Medicare, including covered
services and patient costs, can
be obtained at the Panama
City Social. Security office,
located at 30 West Govern-
ment Street. The telephone
number is 769-4871.
Year In and Year Out You Will Do Well With
The Insurance Store Since 1943
Auto Home Business Life
Flood Bonds Mutual Funds
8:30 till 6:00 Monday through Friday
221 Reid Avenue
We Are HERE to Service What We Sell
ROY SMITH, Agent
FRANK HANNON, Agent
V -- --
The following is the new Homestead Ex-
emption Renewal that you will be receiving
the first week in January. This is a new self-
mailer form designed to save the taxpayers
money on postage, envelopes, etc. Be sure to
fill it out completely, sign and date it, and
return it to the Property Appraiser's office
(Joyce D. Williams). Inside the self-mailer will
be a listing of other exemptions for which you
may be eligible. If any change has occurred
please come to the office and apply. You
must apply in person for any additional ex-
emptions for which you may be eligible.
HOMESTEAD RENEWAL INSTRUCTIONS READ CAREFULLY
If you are still eligible for the exemp- If you are no longer eligible, if you
tion(s) listed on reverse side, sign and qualify for additional exemptions or
date below; then bring or mail this card if there is an error on this card, contact
immediately to the Property Appraiser's the Property 'Appraiser's Office imme-
Office. You will then be sent a receipt. diately..
*See the enclosed flyer for eligibility *Additional exemptions) ARE NOT
BY LAW, THE ABSOLUTE DEADLINE FOR FILING IS MARCH 1.
> Enter the date you last established permanent Florida residency: /__
mo. dy. yr.
Enter Date of Birth: /. /
mo. dy yr.
WARNING: FLORIDA LAW IMPOSES SEVERE PENALTIES FOR GIVING FALSE INFORMATION
FOR THE PURPOSE OF CLAIMING EXEMPTIONS.
I hereby affirm that I am eligible for the exemptions) listed on the reverse side and that the
use of the property and my status as a permanent resident have not changed since the initial
JOYCE D. WILLIAMS, CFA
Certified Florida Appraiser
Gulf County Property Appraiser
THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 30, 1982
White City lot 100'x211', on
* Beaty Ave., quiet area. Best
offer over $2,500. Terms
available. Must sell. Call (1)
670-8849. 4tp 12-30
2 bdrm. mobile home on
large lot on Joe Avenue, White
City. For more information,
call 229-6547 or 227-1701.
3 bedroom house for sale,
2% ba., din. rm., liv. rm. &
good size kitchen with plenty
of cabinet space. Located at
Ward Ridge on Barbara Dr.
Phone 229-8090 after 5:00 p.m..
2 bedroom frame house, in
excel. condition. 1404 Long
Ave. Phone 229-8355. tfc 12-2
75'xl75' lot on Marvin Ave.,
SPhone 648-8972. tfc 7-15
I SERVES -
Mexico Beach Duplex, 1 yr.
old. Each apartment has 2
bdrm., ba., kitchen, dr/lr
combo, carpet, a/c, Lg. lot
within walking distance of
Gulf. Priced to sell at $44,500.
Call 648-5070 or 648-5621.
Business lot, west corner of
Highway 71 and Reid Ave.,
Port St. Joe, Call 229-8771.
HOUSE FOR SALE
1302 Garrison Ave., 2%
bdrm., 1 ba., cen h/a, kit-
chen, breakfast rm., din.
rm., liy. rm., utility rm.
Fenced in back yard, nice
neighborhood. Phone 227-
1731. tfc 7-22
For Sale by Owner- 1110Palm Blvd.
Port St. Joe
Call 9041968-5464, Pensacola tc 9-30
Large 4 bdrm., 3 ba. brick home in excellent neighbor-
hood. Central heat and air. Fireplace and many extra
features. By appointment only.
3 bdrm., 1 ba. masonry home with carport on Ig. lot in
3 bdrm., 1 ba. frame dwelling at 110 Duval St., Oak
Grove. Only $8,000.00.
1 acre inland tracts, 3 miles from city. $4,995. 10% down.
Owner financing. .. ......
,,.FQR RENT: 2bdrm. unfurnished :hpuse at. St. JoeBeach.. ...
$125.00 per mo.
HANNON INSURANCE AGENCY
221 Reid Ave. 227-1133 Port St. Joe
Roy Smith, Associate John Clenney, Associate
20' Glasspar boat with 150
h.p. inboard/outboard motor
and trailer. Good condition,
$4,000. Phone 648-5397 or
648-5285. 2tc 12-30
1981 14'x56' mobile home on
rented lot, 2 bdrm., cen. h/a.
Take over payments. Call
229-6604. tfc 12-2
12 string Qvation guitar,.
new condition) Reasons for
selling, strictly preferential.
,Fame guitar w/built-in pick-
up, in hardshell case, good
cond. Elkhart clarinet, needs
.work, $50. Call 639-2243 or
639-5650. tfc 12-16
Mobile Home: 12x55' in good
condition, partially furnished:
$3,000 firm. Call 229-8708 or
1975 22' center console
Apollo Sports Fisherman
boat; 1977 115 h.p.. Mercury
outboard motor with power
trim; 1977 Tandem axle
trailer: Call 229-6787.
Butler's Greenhouse &
Nursery is having a 25. dis-
count on concrete tables,
benches, pelicans, frog
sets, etc. Also 25* off on all
flowers in greenhouse. Sale
good Thursday, Friday and
Sat., Dec., 29, 30 & Jan. 1.
Corner of Bay St., St. Joe
Beach. Phone 648-8926.
I EL WANTD
Part time jobs with potential
full time earnings. Complete
training. No experience
necessary. Excellent commis-
sion. Management opening
available when qualified.' Call
Carletta at 769-2363 for an
3 Day Garage Sale. Thurs.,
Fri. and Sat. A little of every-
thing. Boat, motor and trailer,
also boxed-in trailer. Reason-
able. Corner of Americus and
CanalSt. 8:30 until. Itp
W INVESTMENT BUYS!!
ENERGY EFFICIENT BRICK 3 bedroom, 2
bath townhome with cen. h&a, new carpet,
great view. Just $53,000 per unit. 34th St.
GULF FRONT townhouses now under con-
struction. Built-in appliances including
Jenn-aire grill, 2 bdrm., 2'/2 ba. $78,500 or 3
bdrm., 2V2 ba. $83,500. 37th St.
* 7C. .
ELEGANT GULF VIEW townhouses with 2
bdrm., 21/2 ba. Plush carpeting, European
cabinetry, cen. heat pump & a/c, GE ap-
pliances. Private sundecks, $79,500. 42nd
TURN THE KEY and step into this beauti-
fully furnished 3 yr. old brick home with 3
bdrm., 2 ba. All appliances, cen. h&a. ceil-
ing fans, fireplace. $84,500. Cifcle Drive.
ERA PARKER REALTY
Highway 98 & 31st Street
648-5777 or 1-800
Cathey P. Hobbs, Realtor Associate
Barbara Sullivan, Associate
Orena Miller, Associate
Rhonda Heath, Realtor Associate
Two bedroom, 1 ba. house on
McClellan Ave. Call 648-5445.
Large 2 bdrm. furnished
apt. for rent. Residential area
convenient to school and
downtown. Call 227-1796; even-
ings 648-84295. tfc 12-23
12'x56' .2 bdrm. mobile
home, air cond., $140 per
month. Call 229-8669. 2tc 12-23
Camping, mobile, home, 2
bdrm. apt. and campers for
rent, day, week or month. On,
the gulf, beach or wooded site.
Bill and Renee Schlickman.
For carpets cleaned the way,
professionals do. it-at a frac- '
tion of the cost, rent Rinse N
Vac, the portable steam
carpet cleaning system.
Available at Western Auto,
phone 227-1105, 219 Reid Ave.
No need for wet carpets.
Dry clean them with HOST.
Use rooms right away. Rent
machine. St. Joe Furniture.
Room for Rent: by day,
week, month. Air cond., TV.
Thames Hotel. 229-8723. 302,
Reid Ave. tfc 7-1,
Available soon: Commer-
cial building on Reid Ave. For
more information call 229-6374
after 5 p.m. tfc 11-4
some utilities paid. Mobile
home space. Beacon Hill.
648-8398. tfc 11-25
. 1966 Chevrolet pickup truck,
good running cond. $600.00. If
interested call Jerry Parrish,
at 229-8363. It
74 Dodge power wagon, 4
wheel drive, Ipew rebuilt
motor, new front drive shaft,
new universals, $2,750 or best
offer. Can be seen at Santa An-
na & Georgia Ave., St. Joe
Beach, or call 648-5974. Also
have 20 gal. electric water
heater, good cond., $50 or best
offer. tfc 12-16
79 Jeep JC5, excellent.cond.,
mileage 41,000, uses unleaded
or reg. gas, cassette stereo.
Priced right. Call 639-2460,
Wewa. 3tp 12-16
1978 Ford Econoline Van,
customized by Winnebago, 351
V-8 engine, 41,000 miles. Call
227-1893. tfc 12-9
1982 Escort for sale, $600
down, take over payments.
For more information call
229-8780. tfc 11-18
DIXIE D USED CARS
New Lambretta Grand
Prix 150; New Lambretta
Moped, New Negrini
Moped, All 20% off factory
56 Ford 4 dr., nice .... $995
74 Honda Civ. ........ $995
77 710 Datsun ...... $1,350
500 Suzuki 8,000 miles
DIXIE D USED CARS
Hwy. 98 & 41st St.
The V.F.W. Post-10069, John
C. Gainous holds its meeting
every second Tuesday and the
fourth Thursday at Motel St.
Joe at 7:30 p.m. tfc 11-4
The Board of Commission-
ers of the Highland View
Water Department will have
its monthly meeting the first
Tuesday of each month at 7
p.m. at the Water Plant. tc 11-4
The Disabled American Vet-
erans, Port.St. Joe Chapter 62,
will meet the first Monday
each month at 7:30 p.m. at St.
Joe Motel. tfc 6-4
The Ladies' Auxiliary of the
V.F.W. meets the second
Tuesday and the fourth Thurs-
day of each month at 7:30 p.m.
in the Fla. Power Lounge.
There will be a regular com-
munication of Port St. Joe
Lodge No. 111, F.&A.M. every
first and third Thursday at
B.F. NUNNERY, W.M.
J. P. Cooley, Sec.
: The Star:
**O * *O*C
306 Williams Ave.
SALE OR TRADE
Newly remodeled, central-
ly heated & cooled 3 bdrm.
brick house in Eastpoint.
Established 9% interest
loan assumable. No credit
check necessary. Call Bob
670-8423. 4tp 12-9
Outboard Motor Parts
Paying cash for inboard or
outboard motors, running
or not. Call Sportsman's
Lodge 670-8423. Ask for
Bob. If you need a motor,
give me a call. Have some
newly rebuilt motors, like
new. 4tp 12-9
Will do babysitting on New
Years' or anytime. Have
experience and reference.
Also will do housecleaning,
too. Phone648-5353. 3tp 12-30
Ladies, I will do immaculate
job on your home. Get your
home cleaned for the holidays.
'For more information call
648-5291. 3tc 12-16
y When was the last time you
had your chimney cleaned?
Absolutely no mess, profes-
sionally done with profes-
Call collect 773-3829
Music Records Tapes
Hospital & Funeral Flowers
Sound Studio Recording
115 Hunter St., Oak Grove
Port St. Joe, Fla.
AVON To Buy or Sell
Call Mrs. L. Z. Henderson
Group Sales Leader
FLORIST & GIFT SHOPPE
St. Joseph Bay Flowers
319 Reid Ave. Ph: 229-8343
Port St. Joe, Florida
If no answer call 229-8964
Jeri Rich Ashcraft, Owner
Hrs.: 9:00-5:00, M, T, Th, F, S
Commercial or Residential
Phone 229-6482 or 229-6447
Mowing Hedge Trimming
Raking Roof Cleaning
For more information contact
John Lane at 229-6969. Call
anytime. tfc 12-16
ST. JOE MACHINE CO.
Machine Work Welding
506 First Street
M-..hinist on Duty All Day
THE LAUNDRY ROOM
408 Reid Ave. 229-6954
Open 7 Days A Week
Mon. Sat., 7 a.m. 8 p.m.
SUn. 10 a.m. 6 p.m
Self service or drop-off
All Forms of Insurance
322 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
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Call Lou's Construction for
fast, reliable and reasonable
work remodeling and build-
ing. Will furnish references.
Free estimates. Call 648-5974.
Air Conditioning Heating
Parts and Service
DANIELS SERVICE CO.
Electric Plumbing -
106 Bellamy Circle
Call Louise Varnum
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Sunday, 4:00 P.M., E.S.T.
Tuesday, 8:00 P.M., E.S.T.
Tuesday, 8:00 P.M., E.S.T.
St. James Episcopal Church
Sears Catalog Sales
-Leon Pollock, Owner
410 Reid Avenue
ANN'S PLACE of
CAKES, CRAFTS, FRAMES, PAINTINGS
& ART SUPPLIES
Magellan Street 0 St. Joe Beach e Phone 648-5258
The Sewing Room
,410 A Reid Avenue O
pikT Port St. Joe, Florida 4s
"Quality Fabrics at Affordable Prices"
(Interior and Exterior)
Pressure Cleaning for Grime and Mildew
ALSO COOL SEALING MOBILE HOME ROOFS
WILL COOL MOBILE HOMES 15-20%
FOR FREE ESTIMATE
CARPENTRY & CONCRETE
18 Yrs. Experience
Ira J. Nichols -
319 6th St., Highland Viewi
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Walls, woodwork, and win-
dows cleaned. Also some yard
work by experienced husband
and wife. Mr. Sollars. 227-1490.
Psychological Services for
anyone with problems in day-
to-day living. Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Port St. Joe.
227-1145 (24 hours).
St. Joseph Bay
* R lidentilal
* Commeirnurcla I J J\.].
W. S. (Biff) Quarles
Now Ready to Service
Your Accounting &
Income Tax Needs!
220 Reid Ave. -
(Reid Ave. next to Boyles):
PORT ST. JOE, FL
Closed Apalachicola office
WAUNETA BREWER PatHohman .
Stop here first
for a complete
306 Reid Avenue
ST. JOE CUSTOM
and saves you about $100 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
REEVES FURNITURE &
Call and Talk to Us About Get-
ting Your Furniture Refinished
- to Look Like New. We Buy and
Sell Used Furniture.
GLEN F. COMBS
P. O. BOX 456 4
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
L. LIS -4
PAT'S MATS & FRAMES
* Mexico Beach, Fla.
406 7th Street
Custom Matting & Framing of:
S* PAINTINGS PRINTS
* PHOTOGRAPHS NEEDLEWORK
SEE OUR GIFT ITEMS
INCLUDING SHELL PRINTS, NOTE CARDS,
FINE ART SAND DOLLARS &
ORIGINAL PAINTINGS IN WATERCOLORS & PASTELS
OPEN Wed. thru Sat. 9 a.m. 7 p.m. EST
Sunday 1 p.m.- 7 p.m. for your convenience
CLOSED Mondays and Tuesdays
Member Professional Picture Framers Assoc.
Pat Bowen, owner 648-8914-
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka
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JUICE 1. Gal58
JUICE *Gal 58
PE AS 300ooCan /1
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BLACKEYE PEAS ... ... ... .. .. ...
Pet Ritz Pie Shells .
Sea Pak Fish Sticks .... .....
Olde Fashioned Ice Cream ...,
M.G. All Natural Creamsicles ..
IGA Frozen Orange Juice ......
16 .Oz. 7
'i Gal. 2
6 Pak 990
IGA Cream Cheese .....
Sealtest Sour Cream ...
Kraft Asst. Dips.... ...2
Kraft Velveeta Cheese .......
8 oz. 790
Tablerite Beef Ground Beef Lb. Pkg., ..a....
Tablerite Beef Cube Chuck ..........
Tablerite Beef Shoulder Steak ... .
Tablerite Beef Shoulder Roast bonelesss
Tablerite Beef Chuck Steak Boneless.
Tablerite Lean Beef Stew Boneless ....
Tablerite Beef Delmonico Steaks .".
10-12 Lb. Avg.
Tablerite Whole Beef Ribeyeseoneless
Smoked Pork Jowls .
Gwaltney's Smoked Turkey Ham...
Tenn. Pride Pork SausageHot. Mid....
Sunnyland's Sliced Thin Bacon .... 1
Sunnyland's Link Sausage Breakfast .... 2
Lykes Bologna, Salami, Luicheon Spiced .. ."
Gwaltney's Great Dogs ......... 1
Lykes Bacon Ends & Pieces Sliced... 3
Hillshire Smoked Sausage. ........
10 oz. 99
00 Can 99C
00 Can 990
Van Camp Pork.& Beans :............. ...
Del Rio Salad Olives... ............. ...
Van Camp New Orleans Style Kidney Beans .2
Van Camp Mexican Chili Beans.........2
IGA Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns 12 Pkg. 89A
S r'.$i69 J i
IGA Pineapple Juice ..............
Carnation Evaporated Milk....... 2
M.W.S-R. Meal....... . . .
Downy Fabric Softener ............
Perfection Rice ........... .. ..
Fresh Crisp Lettute ...' 2 heads$ 0 Gold Delcous99
I Green Head Cabbage.. 2heads00 Juicy Florida 19
Ga. Red Sweet Potatoes 31b.tray59 ORANGES : 1
Lb. or more98Lb.
TABLERITE BEEF BONELESS
uHUCK ROAST* B.
IGA 20 Oz. Loaves
33 o. 7,9
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