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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: November 24, 1983
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Industry-Deep Water Port-Fine People-Safest Beaches in Florida

20" Per Copy

DOT Making

Repairs to


Gulf Asphalt moved into
Port St. Joe over the week
end and started work Mon-
day on repair of railroad
crossings in Port St. Joe.
The Department of Trans-
portation has been under
pressure for over a year from
the City of Port St. Joe and
Gulf County to make needed
repairs to the crossings to
correct extremely rough con-
ditions.at the crossings.
Numerous complaints


have been sent to, DOT
concerning the rough condi-
tions of the crossings for the
past year and a half, but only
temporary repairs have been
made by DOT crews.
The extent of work to be
done could not be verified at
press time Tuesday, but
unofficial sources revealed
the work would also extend
north on Highway 71, re-
surfacing the southbound
lane of 71.

Complaints had been filed
concerning all three railroad
crossings around the City
with requests that all be
In the past the Department
of Transportation has said it
had no money to make -the
repairs needed to make the
crossings smooth. Recent tax
increases for gasoline has
spurred the county and city
to new requests that the work
be done.

Crews smooth out rough railroad crossings.

Community Thanksgiving Worship
Port St." Joe's Minis- now an. annual activity gram will be the "Dixie

trial Association will be
sponsoring a community
Thanksgiving worship
service Wednesday dur-
ing the time most of the
churches are normally
having their prayer
meeting services.
The special services,

sponsored by the Mini-
terial Association, will
be held at the Long
Avenue Baptist Church
this year. The special
program wi'l begin at
7:00 p.m.

Featured on the pro- Joe.

Echoes" a singing group
from Pensacola, who
will be presenting a
program of music and
One of the members of
the singing group is
Craig Pippin, of Port St.

17 Cases On Docket for Term of Court

Gulf County Circuit Court
went to trial with a charge of
aggravated battery with a
deadly weapon against
George Baxter Tuesday af-
ternoon as The Star was
going to press.
Baxter was only one of 17
cases before the courts for
the fall term or court, but
trial for the others has been
delayed for one reason or the

One case with several
defendants on the docket is
the case recently charging
four defendants with stealing
and selling several outboard
motors in the Port, St. Joe
area. The defendants in this
case have had trial dates set
for the middle of January.
Of the 17 cases, six have
entered guilty pleas and
received the sentencing of
the court.

Edward Whyte entered a
guilty plea to a charge of
importation of cannabis and
waived pre-sentence investi-
gation. Whyte was fined
$4,000 and assessed $1,000 in
costs and given four years
James Rhames was given
three -ars probation and
assessed $2,200 costs in a
charge of dealing in stolen
prope,'Ly ,a ,. ai .ieft.

Curtis Porter was placed
on probation and a pre-sen-
tence investigation ordered
on a charge of being princi-
pal to a burglary.
David Ward entered a
guilty plea to charges of
manufacturing of a control-
led substance and possession
of a controlled substance. A
pre-sentence investigation
has been ordered.

James Rogers also. will
undergo a pre-senterice in-
vestigation after entering a
guilty plea on charges of
manufacturing a controlled
substance and possession of a
controlled substance.
Jack B. Hall has had a
pre-sen'tence investigation
ordered for him after plead-
ing guilty to charges of
dealing in stolen property
and grand theft.

Workmen are shown putting up some of
Port St. Joe's Christmas decorations on

Reid Avenue Monday of this week.
-Star photo

Parade Shaping Up and

Grou= Not Conymced by DER .
Y J Decorations Going Up
A declaration by the Department of En- Elofson and his group are still determined to office in Gulf Breeze said traces of heavy metals

vironmental Regulation, the Department of
Health and the Department of Natural Resources
as well as a report from the Department of
Agriculture and the Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission that the waters of the Chipola River
are not unduly polluted and the fish in the river
are safe to eat still does not convince the
members of the Chipola Basin Protective Group
that such is the case.
The group, headed by E. L. Elofson of Altha,
V) is still convinced the river is polluted and the fish
are unfit to eat because of heavy metals which
were put into the water over the years,
principally from the now-defunct Sapp Battery
operation, which was convicted of polluting a
tributary creek to the Chipola a short while ago
and was fined $11 million by DER for dumping
potentially hazardous heavy metals into the

get federal funds spent on cleaning up the creek
and restoring the Chipola to its former pure state,
according to Robert Turner, editor of the Calhoun
County "Record". Turner told The Star, "The
members of the committee don't put too much
faith in what the DER or any other of these
agencies have told them about the river", Turner
In the meeting last Thursday, held in the
Calhoun County Courthouse, the state agencies
still insisted, as they have in the past, that the
Chipola River is safe and "overall, the water
quality of the Chipola River is in pretty good
shape". The Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission say the fish is safe to eat unless a
person adopts Chipola River fish as the sole
ingredient of their daily diet over a long period of
Bob Kreigel, manager of DER's district

were found in Chipola River fish, but it was in
"acceptable levels" for human consumption.
Kreigel's report showed most of the heavy metals
residue to be -fr ''th' "ish and other
parts not eaten by humans. The fish meat shows
low levels uoi ne 1 ICv y Iu1,s below the
hazardous level for humans.
Attention was first drawn to the Chipola and
suspected pollution about three years ago when a
doctor issued a statement that people of Altha had
the highest incidence of certain kinds of cancer in
the state. The River was the suspected source of
the cause of this cancer rate. Since that time, the
cancer rate in Altha has been found to be no
greater than other parts of the state.
Still, the Chipola Basin Protective Group has
pushed for extensive surveys of the river saying it
is badly polluted and is still being polluted.
(Continued on Page 3)

City street department
employees started putting up
Christm~. -"or for
the holiday season this week.
Roosev.eit Beard. assistant
street superintendent, said
the lights should be up and
connected, ready to light up,
by Thanksgiving Day. "We
are going to try and have
them all up and plugged in by
Wednesday afternoon", he
told The Star.
Putting up of the lights is
followed closely by the an-
nual Christmas parade,
which is scheduled for Satur-
day morning of next week.

Parade project chairman,
Al Ray said Monday this
year's parade will have
entertainment which has
never been presented before
in the event RaN said the
Para Medics, a Shrine Club
clown group, has committed
its members to come to
Port St. juto nd be in the
parade this year. A second
Shrine Club group from
Apalachicola has also com-
mitted itself to come to Port
St. Joe, along with its motor-
ized bikes and put on a show
for the crowds
"On top of that. we have a
lady who is guing to bring a

live camel to march in the
parade", Ray said.
Already several organiza-
tions, groups and individuals
have called to reserve a
place in the parade for their
entry. Ray urges that anyone
who wants to be a part of the
parade should call him at the
City Hall as soon as possible
so the entries can be schedul-
ed and placed in line.
"It looks like we'll have
probably the biggest parade
we've ever had", Ray said.
"I'm enthused by the re-
sponse we have received thus

JR. MISS FINALISTS-From left to right, Lisa
Whaley, third runner-up; Donna Harrison, second
runner-up; Jr. Miss. Melissa Wood; Spirit of Jr. Miss,
Tonya Phillips and Pam Sanborn, first runner-up.
--Star photos

Miss Wood

Is Jr. Miss

A group of five judges selected Miss Melissa Wood
from a field of 19 candidates, Saturday night, to
represent Gulf County during the coming year as its Jr.
In a two and a half hour pageant in the high school
Commons Area, the candidates entertained an
audience of more than 500 with their talent, displays of
physical fitness and their beauty.
It took the panel of judges some 45 minutes to make
their i-inal sele tio-after the girls had performed.
Prior to the performance, they had each 'been
interviewed by thepanel 6f judges during the afternoon
and received a third of their total winning points from
the impression they made on the judges by their poise,
confidence and personality.
In addition to receiving the honor of.being selected
winners in the Jr. Miss competition, the five finalists
will also receive valuable scholarship prizes when they
begin their college studies in the fall of next year.
The winner, Melissa Wood will receive a $500
scholarship to the college of her choice. Miss Wood
used a batoh twirling routine and dance as her talent
during the show. Melissa is the daughter of David
Wood and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Wood of St.. Joe Beach.
First runner-up was Pam Sanborn, the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Sanborn. Pam will receive a $150.00
Second runner-up was Donna Harrison, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Al Harrison of Wewahitchka. Donna
will be presented with a $75.00 scholarship.
Third runner-up was Lisa Whaley, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Whaley of Mexico Beach. She will receive
a $50.00 scholarship.
Tonya Phillips, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim
Phillips, was selected as the "Spirit of Jr. Miss" by the
other contestants in the program.


- --

.Editorials and Comments THE
THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 1983


SWe Have

Be Than

It's Thanksgiving time once
again and most of us are truly
Thankful. There are a few old
.grouches woo grumble that we
have nothing to be thankful for and
:0ook for the gloomy side of
everything. "Look at the shape our
nation is in" or "Nobody in the
:world likes us", or "I can't get
ahead in this system we have" or a
:host of other things causing grum-
blers to grumble.
-:' There are those who even take
the attitude of Christmas! Bah!
:Humbug! Who needs Christmas or
:even cares about it?"
We feel sorry for these people
because we think Thanksgiving
-and Christmas are the two seasons
S the year which remind us of all
-he many things we have to be
thankful for and the gift God gave
to man to ensure his future in the
afterlife and quality in the present
: Americans, especially, have
much to be thankful for.
If we must be negative, we can
think of a multitude of negative
reasons why Americans should be
Otankful and appreciate the land in
which they live.
We can be thankful we don't
Iye in Lebanon, or Honduras or El
Silvador. Think of getting up in the
morning, opening the door to look
g# the day outside and be greeted
*ith gunfire or a bombing or
aitillery fire. Think of having your
l&me blown apart by perfect
~ftangers who are bent on killing
each other. Your only problem is,
that you happened to be between
the two parties.
Or be thankful you don't start
out to work, school or play on one of
these fine fall days and have your

. One of the acts of recent
happening, for which Americans
should be proud, is its reaction to
the problem shaping up in Gran-
ada. What started out as a world
aghast at our actions, has mellow-
ed to the point where most of the
world is agreeing that it was the
thing to do.
George Will, national column-
ist, writing in Newsweek some two
or three weeks ago, chided the
United Nations for joining in with
those who criticized our actions.
Will told them of their inconsisten-
cies in such matters, in plain
ivords. He wrote:
"In the United Nations' 38
years there have been many
hundreds of uses of force by
members for territorial aggran-

Plenty to

tkful For

car blown up by a mortar shell,
land mine or an unruly mob.
Suppose some nation bombed your
home in retalliation for some act of
terrorism your neighbors might
have performed which you were
opposed to?
Even though we have plenty of
problems and troubles in these
United States, we don't have these
problems. We're mighty thankful
for this.
We enjoy a walk down the
street after dark and it's mighty
comforting to know your chances
of being shot at are practically nil.
Then, on the positive side, we
can be thankful we live in a nation
which strives to give everyone a
fair shake.
We can be thankful we live in a
nation which produces enough food
for its people and a large part of the
world besides.
We can be thankful we live in a
nation in which even our poor are
envied for their living conditions by
the majority of the people of the
We can be thankful we still
have "In God we trust" on our
coins and 'half-hearted efforts to
remove this slogan have met with
instant rebuff.
We can be thankful we live in a
nation which allows the free
worship of God and that a growing
number of our people are taking
advantage of that opportunity.
There are many countries in the
world where this freedom, espe-
cially, is stifled.
We have plenty to be thankful
for. Now, for the rest of this week at
least, let's get about the business of
expressing our thanks.

dizement or religious, ideological
or ethnic advantage. If the United
Nations, which condemned Zion-
ism as racism and would not
condemn the Korean Air Line
massacre, condemns the United
States, it should be told that the
world needs more uses of force
such as the Granada invasion. The
invasion thwarted persons (they
can hardly be called a govern-
ment) who were about to rivet in
place a regime allied with the
mortal enemy of all open societies,
the Soviet Union."
These words should be easy for
all to understand and be proud of
their nation for once again making
itself a credible power-one which
stands for the defense of mankind
and not of enslavement.




I could never be a politi-
cian. One reason is that my
feelings show too easily. I'm
like the dog in the poker
game, every time he had a
good hand he wagged his
Like most people, I have
friends that I like and I show
it. Unlike some others, I
don't like some people and I
show that too. It's hard for
me not to wag my tail when
I'm happy and it's even
harder not to bark when I'm
The one emotion that I
show most is the feeling of
thankfulness. And, I have so
many things to be thankful
for. I think most of us do but
we let the negative things in
our lives shadow the
positive. It's very easy to do.
I ready a story once about
a man who was con-
templating suicide and, by
chance, a friend came by.
After a brief conversation,
the man felt compelled to tell
his friend what he was about
to do.
The friend thought for a
moment and then agreed
that it might be the thing to
do. "But first," he said,

to the

Help Made

Dear Wesley,
The 1983-84 Jr. Miss Pro-
gram was a success because
of assistance and help from
so many people. I would like
to extend a special thank you
to Mrs. Jeri Rich Ashcraft,,
St. Joseph Bay Florist for the
many contributions she has
made to the program. Jeri is
also a former Jr. Miss of Gulf
County. To Tonya Allen
Knox, whom we rely on so
much. Tonya's love for this
program continues year af-
ter year. She gives so much
of her time and talents.
Tonya is a former Jr. Miss. I
forgot to recognize that fact
Saturday night. Forgive me
Tonya! To Towan Peters for
her outstanding job of repre-
senting Gulf County at State
level and also locally as Gulf
County Jr. Miss. To The Star,
to my wife, Donna, to Mrs.
Carole Rish, the Radio Sta-
tion WJBU and Staff, Marty
Perry for his able assistance
with the spot light, and to all
the many wonderful people
who contributed.
Thank you,
Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club
Al Ray, Chairman

"let's look at your life and
see if it's really worth living
or not."
The friend took a piece of
paper and a pen and drew a
line down the middle, from
top to bottom. On one side he
drew a plus sign and on the
other he drew a minus sign.
At the top of the paper he put
the man's name.

"Now," he said, "let's list
all your problems." The
negatives were: loss of job,
rent past due, little money
for food and, finally, loss of
respect in his community.
"Now," the friend con-
tinued, "Let's list all the
good things you have going
for you."
"I don't have any good

things going for me," the
man answered.
"What about your wife and
family?" the friend asked,
"have they left you?"
"Oh, No!" was his startled
reply. "They love me very
much and wouldn't leave me
regardless of the cir-
cumstances." The friend
wrote that down.
"What about your
friends?" the friend con-
tinued. "Have they been ig-
noring you?"
"I couldn't ask for better
friends," the man answered.
"They have offered to help
any way they could. They
even offered money." The
friend put his friends as
number two.
And on and on it went. His

health was good. He had a
car that was paid for and
many other things that the
man hadn't thought about.
Soon the plus side of the
ledger was much longer than
the minus side.
Finally, the friend took the
sheet of paper and showed it
to the man. "It appears to
me," the friend concluded,
"that you have much to live
for. This ledger shows only
four negatives in your life,
whereas the positive side
shows an amazing sixteen
things you have to live for!"
There are many times that
I am like the man in the
above story. And, I think we
all are at times.
(Continued on Page 3)

We're All Expected to Put On the Feed Bag Thursday and Forget Diets

others eat to live. For the former
category, this is THE holiday of the
year for the pursuit of their hobby,
avocation; inclination and aim in life.
Thanksgiving is truly a gourmet's
paradise and a glutton's built-in
For those who eat to live, they
should do very well along about this
time of the year.
Eating is connected with most
holidays I know anything about but
Thanksgiving is the holiday for those
who like to eat, like no utiier holiday in
the year.
IF I WERE TO tell you which
'category I tell in, I woutu, in all
honesty, be forced to tell you that I am
not partial in the practice and habit of
: I fall in both categories. I love to
eMt good food and, of course, I eat to
hie, just like everybody else.
: Like most everybody else, I have
just enough time between the Thanks-
giving and Christmas holiday feasts to

lose the extra poundage I 'gain on
Thanksgiving day.
Almost everything which is tradi-
tional for Thanksgiving causes extra
pounds (I won't say "fattening") with

else tells me is "good for you".
Momma used to give me orange
juice laced with castor oil when I was
a kid and had a demon in my tummy
or a cold, or a sore toe, or dandruff, or

eating or otherwise ingesting things
which are good TO me rather than
good for me, had been a good
yardstick to follow all my life. My

esley R. Ramsey

a skinned knee, or even a tooth-ache.
Her favorite phrase was, "Take it, it's
good for you."
I was ruined for drinking orange
juice for years because it reminded
me of something which was "good for
I shy away from things labeled as
"good for you".

taste buds have rambled over some of
the most delightful sensations a
person could imagine.
So far as I can remember, not a
one : "" tont 'i.l"'; ?,T3I|' has'
been iaoeled "good for you"
(o,. i e ,.,, : price ot i listing
too often and too long of those things
which were good TO me. Over the
years I have tasted ton often and too

long without a commensurate period
of strenuous activity, about 20 pounds
worth. Now conesb the hard part or
getting rid of those 20 pounds and
sticking to my hard and fast rule of
not eating those things which were
good for me.
Thanksgiving and its feasting
don't help my resolve one little bit.

I OVERHEARD A lady (which
shall remain nameless out of respect
for the victim) talking about coming
back from a three week vacation,
climbing on her scales and, lo and
behold, they registered 20 pounds
lighter than when she left on vacation.
I said, "You should go on another
three week vacation if that's all it
takes to lose 20 pounds. That's the
easiest way for losing 20 pounds I ever
heard of."
I didn't realize, until after I had
said it that what I had suggested
could be taken that I thought she could
stand to lose another 20 pounds. Of
course, I didn't mean that at all.

The lady then said, "I knew the
scales were wrong. My scales are the
digital type and I found out later the
battery had run down, preventing
them from telling me the true picture.
But, I left them that way for another
three weeks to take advantage of the
psychological lift it gave me to read I
was 20 pounds lighter."

up on me and was here before I knew
it. Usually I can start cutting back a
month or so before hand and get in
shape for Thanksgiving eating. I can
cut out my banana for breakfast,
which I eat for the diet effect. I can
stick with the cereal and toast and a
glass of milk. Then I can stop eating
the apple for dinner and just have the
soup and crackers or the sandwich.
With all that savings, I can pretty well
eat what I want for supper.
This year, I guess I will just have
to go shopping for a digital scale and
scrounge through the dresser drawers
for a worn-out battery to put in it.

the exception of the turkey.
I don't know how the turkey
wormed itself into the Thanksgiving
tradition, because it is one of the
favorite foods of people who make up
those bland, awful-tasting diets and
try to disguise them with the phrase,
"It's good for you".
I have almost made a rule to
never try anything which someone

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Free Commodities Will be Given
Out on Tuesday, November 29

Free Commodites will be
given away to eligible per-
sons on Tuesday, November
29 from 9:00-3:00 p.m. at the
Washington Gym Site, Port
St. Joe.

The only eligible persons
are those who have been
re-certified since September
12, 1983. NO re-
certification will take place
on give away day.

A Credible Power


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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 1983 PAGE THREW

Trish Tapper Wins VFW

*"Voice of Democracy"

Miss Trish Tapper is Port
St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High School's
1983-84 winner of the Voice of
Democracy scriptwriting
contest sponsored by the
VFW. Miss Tapper is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
George G. Tapper.
The contest required that
students write a script for
radio on the topic of "My
Role in Upholding our Consti-
tution." The script had to be
three to five minutes long.
Runners-up were Leann

Clenney, Jim Norton, Ed-
ward Whaley, and Brandy
Miss Tapper's winning
tape will now be entered in
the District Competition.
Should it win there, it will be
eligible for State Competi-
tion. The final round is
National Competition.
Local school administra-
tors judged the contest.
There were 20 entries which
were evaluated for delivery,
originality, and content.
The VFW is offering
$32,500.00 in national scholar-

ship awards. State winners
will receive all-expense paid
trips to Washington, D. C. for
the national finals to be held
March 2-6, 1984.
More than $575.00 in bonds,
scholarships, and awards are
distributed on the state,
district and local levels.
Miss Tapper was con-
gratulated on her selection
by Thomas Adkins, Post
Commander, Post 10069
John C. Gainous VFW.
David Young was chairman
of the contest for the local

Amanda Is Two
Amanda Marquardt cele-
brated her second birthday
October 23rd in her new
honm in M-v," p---.I
Her parents, sister, "Dee-
da", and many friends help-
ed her celebrate a Halloween

Mrs. Annie Connell, 92, Died Mon.

Mrs. Annie Mae Connell,
92, died Monday in a Blounts-
town hospital. She was a
long-time resident of Wewa-
hitchka and widow of the late
Capt. W. R. Connell. She was
a member of the First United
Methodist Church of Wewa-
Survivors include three
daughters, Mrs. Daisy Brog-
don, Mrs. Ida Lister and Mrs.
Nell Bandjough, all of Wewa-
hitchka; five grandchildren.
Charles Brogdon, of Los

Angeles, Calif., Jack Connell,
Jr., of Tallahassee, Dr. Max
Fleming of Wewahitchka,
Danny Brogdon of Wewa-
hitchka, Bunny Gillenwater
of Panama City; and 13
Funeral services will be
held at 2 p.m., CST Wednes-
day from the First United
Methodist Church in Wewa-
hitchka, conducted by the
Rev. Richard Holmes. In-
terment will follow in the
family plot in Jehu Ceme-




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Mrs. Mary Gainer Nelson,
89, of Port St. Joe, died
Thursday morning of last
week in a Panama City
hospital. Mrs. Nelson was a
native of Washington County
and had spent most of her life '
there. She was a housewife
and member of the Oakie
Ridge Baptist Church in
Washington County.
Survivors include one
daughter, Mrs. Hazel Kent of
Chipley; one son, F. F.
Nelson of Port St. Joe; one
brother, Fullard Gainer of
Chipley; eight grandchil-
dren; 16 great-grandchil-
dren; and seven great-great- ,.
Funeral services were held
Friday morning from the
Oakie Ridge Baptist Church
with the Rev W. W. Hawk and
Rev. Fred McCoy officiating.
Interment was in the church

(Continued from Page 1)
The five state agencies and the Northwest
Florida Water Management District have not
been able to convince them, otherwise. Thursday
night's meeting didn't cbme any closer to
convincing them, either.
Sapp's battery operation has long since been
closed but its after effects are still suspect in the
River by the committee. Another battery salvage
operation is conducted in the vicinity of the river,
but DER says this operation, United Metals, has a


safe operation and is not polluting. making changes to its operation. The changes.
should be complete within a year.

The other major source of pollution to the The Chipola
River is the wastewater treatment plant of the flows through Cal
City of Marianna, which is operating under Gulf County, whei
special permits from the state and is currently River south of Dk

Shad Phaintry
Thanksgiving is a time for great country, in this state
reflection and thanks. Let and in this beautiful town.
me say that I am thankful. I I am thankful for my
am thankful that I live in this wonderful family. God only
knows where I would be
without them. Thanks, too,
for my friends and our


Marking A
Mrs. Mary Ward will cele-
brate her 100th birthday
Thursday, November 24
(Thanksgiving Day) between
two and four p.m. at Bay St.
Joseph Care Center.


originates in Jackson County,
lhoun County and terminates in'
re it flows into the Apalachicoli
(Continued from
Page 2)
church and our schools and
the opportunity this gredt?
earth offers all of us. I also-
love my job and our golf:
Thanks, GOD, fo'r

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PAGE FOUR THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY. NOV. 24, 1983

Candlelight Ceremony Unites Miss

Catherine McFarland, Greg Pierce

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Catherine Jean McFarland
:and Gregory Frank Pierce
:were joined in holy matri-
mony November 5 at the
First Baptist Church of Port
-St. Joe. The candlelight,
double-ring ceremony was
performed by the Reverend
'Howard Browning.
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Ed F. McFar-
land of Port St. Joe. She is the
granddaughter of the late
,Daniel Monroe Wise of Kin-
ston, Al. and the late Loette
Catherine Wise of Mel-
bourne, and also the late Mr.
and Mrs. Peter Matthew
McFarland of Frink.
The groom is the son of Mr.
:and Mrs. Frank J. Pierce of
Port St. Joe. Grandparents
are Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Pierce
of Port St. Joe, and the late
.Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Belin of
.Crossville, Tn.
. Given in marriage by her
parents and escorted to the
altar by her father, the bride
-was radiant in a traditional
formal length gown of chif-
fonet over taffeta. The Vic-
torian bodice was adorned
with cameo schiffli embroid-
ery, flowerettes of Venice
lace, and rows of Alencon
lace and seed pearls. The
high Victorian neck was a
wide row of Alencon lace.
:Leg-of-mutton sleeves of
chiffonet and rows of Alencon
lace were accentuated by
:fitted gauntlets of point d'es-
.prit with cameo schiffli em-
,broidery and seed pearls
:trimmed in Venice lace. The

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flounced skirt was edged in
embroidered Alencon lace
flowing into a cathedral
length train. The headpiece
of Venice lace flowerettes
adorned with seed pearls
held a chapel length veil of
illusion trimmed with Venice
lace and accented with appli-
ques of matching Venice
The bride's bouquet was a
cascade of open French roses
and phalaenopsis orchids and
stephanotis interspersed
with tiny pink and mauve tea
roses, burgandy freshia gyp-
sophilia, and English ivy.
The mother of the bride
wore a formal length gown of
lustrous interlock knit in
mauve rose, featuring a
flowing accordion pleated
skirt and a. softly draped
blouson overlay sprinkled
with matching muck pearls.
The bridegroom's mother
chose a formal silver matte
georgette gown with a
draped front bodice and a
skirt that featured a draped
overlay panel accented with
a belt and a rolled self fabric
Julane Pettis, sister of the
bride, served as matron of
honor. Bridesmaids were
Dina Parker, Jayne Brown-
ell, Cindy Kriner, and junior
bridesmaid Danielle McFar-
land, niece of the bride. The
attendants wore formal
length gowns of chiffon in
wine and dark mauve which
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gently flowing skirts
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which was caught up in a
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wore formal length gowns of
mauve lace that featured a
bodice and yolk of chiffon
trimmed at the neckline in
point d'esprit edged in rows
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The bridegroom's father,
Frank Pierce, served as best
man. The usher-groomsmen'
were Freddy Noble, Brian
Melton, Joe Bush, Woody
Rehberg, and Junior grooms-
man, Robert Combs.
Nuptial music was per-
formed by Mrs. Sharon Wat-
son, organist, and Mr. Ron
Kegley, soloist. The church
was decorated by Jeri Ash-
craft of St. Joseph Bay
Following the ceremony
the bride's parents hosted a
reception in the church Fel-
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engagement of their daughter,
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Mashburn, Jr. of' Port St.
The wedding will take
place on December 31.

Weeks and Bailey Plan

December 2 Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. John W.
Weeks of Wewahitchka an-
nounce the forthcoming mar-
riage of their daughter, Mary
Jane Weeks to Donald Keith
Bailey, son of Mr. and Mrs.
James E. Bailey, Sr. of St.
Joe Beach.
The bride is a graduate of
Wewahitchka High School
and is presently employed
with Rich's IGA in Wewahit-
The bridegroom is a gradu-
ate of Port St. Joe High
School, and is presently
employed with Sudduth Con-
. struction Company. He will
* be serving with the U. S. Air

. satin bows., A.high'waistline
was accented by a sash of
satin ribbon. The skirt was
trimmed in point d'esprit and
embroidered lace floweret-
tes, and the back featured an
insert of rows of embroidered
lace and matching satin. The
attendants carried a spray of
open French roses in a
mauve -color .interspersed
with burgandy freshia and
tied with pink, mauve, and
burgundy picou ribbon.
Casey Witten was the flow-
er'girl and Jonathon Pierce,
cousin of the groom, served
as ring bearer.

reception were Mrs. Diane
McFarland and Miss Suzan
Bizilia at the bride's cake;.
Mrs. Donna Rich and Mrs.
Charleen Pierce at the
groom's cake; Miss Debbie
Dunigan and Miss Charlotte
Weimorts at the punch table;
and Miss Donna Burrows and
Mrs. Ginger Manley at the
coffee table. Miss Cindy
Sullivan attended the bride's
Mrs. Opal Owens, Mrs.
Virginia Smith, Mrs. Dot
Leavins, and Mrs. Annette
Lowery served as floor hos-
tesses. Miss Kelly Burkett
and Miss Kendra McDaniel
passed out rice bags and
scrolls. Members of the Port
St. Joe Garden Club decora-
ted and catered for the
The wedding was under the
direction of Mrs. Charlotte

Following a wedding trip to
Denver, Colorado, the couple
will reside in Tucson, Ari-
zona. The groom is serving in
the United States Air Force.
A rehearsal dinner was
held November 4 at the Gulf
Sands Restaurant and was
hosted by the groom's pa-
rents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank J.
The bride's mother hosted
the bridesmaids' luncheon at
the Gulf Sands Restaurant on
November 5.
A miscellaneous bridal
shower was held October 11
in the First Baptist Church
Fellowship Hall. Mrs. H. L.
Burge, Mrs. Marvin Cross,
Mrs. Hozell Leavins, Mrs.
Ernest Lowery, Mrs. Mar-
garet Moore, Mrs. Robert E.
Moore, Mrs. Waring Mur-
dock, Mrs. F. F. Nelson, Mrs.
Hozie Owens, Mrs. Paul
Presnell, Mrs. Al Smith, Mrs.
Braxton Ward, and Mrs.
James Wilson were hostesses
for the occasion.
A coke and rice bag party
was held October 27 in the
home of Mrs. Jeri Ashcraft.
Hostesses were Mrs. Jeri
Ashcraft, Mrs. Freda Ja-
cobs, Mrs. Cindy Kriner,
Miss Dina Parker, and Mrs.
Ann Whittle.

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Mrs. Anne Cusley of Hart-
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marriage of her daughter,
Carla to George M. Anchors,
Jr., son of Mrs. Marie
Anchors and the late George
M. Anchors, Sr., on Thurs-
day, November 17.
Carla and George are
making their home in West
Palm Beach where George is
connected with the Florida
Marine Patrol.

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San Antonio, Texas are proud
to announce the birth of their
daughter, Crystal Ann, on
November 16. She weighed 8
lbs. 12 ozs.
Crystal was welcomed
home from the hospital by
her big brother Lee. The
happy grandparents are Mr.
and Mrs. Ray Brant, and Mr.
and Mrs. Dewey Patterson of
Port St. Joe.

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 1983

Hats off to the Port St. Joe
Sharks. They have done it
again, folks. We still hold the
County Trophy and obviously
plan to keep it! Last Friday
night in their last game of the
season, the PSJ Sharks de-
feated county rivals, the
Wewa Gators, by a whopping
score of 45-6. The Sharks,
perhaps efforlessly even, as-
sured the Gators of where the
trophy would stay for the
following yearss. The
mighty Sharks finished their
season with a 7-3 game
record and we, as always,
are very proud to stand
behind them.
As I listed for you readers

the 19 girls to vie for the title
of Gulf County Junior Miss in
a past Shark Scoop, I never
dreamed I would be the lucky
girl to receive the honor. As
we all know, Saturday night
was definitely a great experi-
ence which will, most likely,
not leave the thoughts of
many for a long time, if ever.
I know that I, personally, will
never forget that special
event, not simply because I
won, but because of' the
relationships strengthened
and responsibility learned.
Saturday night's pageant
brought out many great
qualities in each of the 19
girls that felt the spotlight,
and "stiff competition" was

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on everyone's mind. We were
all rather nervous from the
very word go, but still
seemed to have a SUPER
I, as I've said, received the
title of Gulf County Junior
Miss along with plaques for
the Physical Fitness and
Poise and Appearance com-
petitions, and a $500 schola-
ship, which will certainly be
put to good use. First runner-
up ad $150 went to Miss Pam
Sanborn, who also was
awarded a plaque for the
Talent competition. Donna
Harrison of Wewahitchka,
receiving $75, was named
Second runner-up and award-
ed the plaque for the Scholar-
shop competition, and Miss
Lisa Whaley captured Third
runner-up with a plaque for
the Judges' Interview section
of the pageant and $50.
The pageant, sponsored by
the Kiwanis Club, was an
overall success, thanks to the
hard work of many people.
Because I have the power
to do so in Shark Scoop, I'd
like to say that each girl that
participated in the Junior
Miss pageant is very special
and are all winners!I
Congratulations to Trish
Tapper for winning the 1983
VFS "Voice of Democracy"
contest. Other winners are:
First runner-up, Leann Clen-
ney; Second runner-up, Jim
Norton; Third runner-up, Ed-
ward Whaley; Fourth run-
ner-up, Brandy Wood.
The theme for the contest
was "My Role in Upholding
Our Constitution."
Congratulations to Tiffany
Carr on being selected by a
faculty committee as the
recipient of the Hugh O'Brian
Youth Award for her out-
standing sophomore leader-
ship. Tiffany will compete in
Tallahassee in the spring.
Makeup pictures are sche-
duled for November 29 for
underclassmen and Seniors
with picture conflicts.

Faculty and Students: The
Senior Honor Society Instal-
lation has been changed to
November 30, second period.
Thank you for your patience.
All Purple Pegasus Poetry
Club members are reminded
of the club-sponsored con-
test. For more info, see Mrs.
Biggs. ..
Attention Seniors: As wri-
terof our scho column, I
would love to. cover and
emphasize you all in a
weekly Senior Spotlight, but I
can not do it alone. Please get
your information sheets in to
Mrs. Turner soon.

to the Veterans Hospital in
Gainesville from members of
St. Joseph Bay Chapter.
Mrs. W. B. Dye, Vice-
regent and Program Chair-
man, presided at the meet-

Garden Club members
served the Thanksgiving
style luncheon, and Thanks-
giving decorations enhanced
the tables and room.


from Port St. Joe'Jr.-Sr. High School


Mrs. Ralph Swatts, left, and Mrs. Wednesday. Mrs. Biggs read some of her
Margaret Biggs, right, look over a book of original poems at the meeting of the group.
poems at the meeting of the DAR last -Star photo

DAR Gives Tribute to

Women, Past and Present

Tributes to women of the
present and of the American
Revolution were given by the
two speakers at the regular
meeting of Saint Joseph Bay
Chapter Daughters of the
American Revolution, Wed-
nesday, November 16, at the
Garden Center.
Margaret Key Biggs (Mrs.
Wayne) whose collections of
poems have won national and
international acclaim read,
among others, "The Hoard-
er", a tribute to Neva
Croxton, whom many in Port
St. Joe will remember; "Our
Miss Rose", a tribute to one
of her teachers in Troy,
Alabama; and "Sunflower
Summer", a tribute to her
mother. The poems were
very lovely and moving.
Mrs. Ralph Swatts, Sr.,
gave summaries of heroines

of the Revolutionary War,
.some famous and others not
so well known, who helped in
the cause of American inde-
pendence taking their hus-
band's place in battle, actual-
ly joining the army, assisting
wounded soldiers, collecting
money,. making garments
and warning of approaching
The National Defense re-
port given by Mrs. Nobie
Stone stressed the import-
ance of the Constitution. She
also decried the money spent
by the United States support-
ing the United Nations where
spies and actions harmful to
our own nation abound.
"Why do we put up with it?"
she asked.
The Edwin McCain home
on Monument Avenue will be

Mexico Beach Chamber

Installs New
Members and guests were
treated to a scrumptious
Thanksgiving dinner in the
Mexico Beach Chamber of
Commerce building on
Thursday, November 17. In-
coming president, Charles
"Chuck" Guilford, greeted
the diners, and paid tribute to
the culinary skills of several

The Future Business Lead-
ers of America (FBLA)
Chapter at the High School
are very busy this year with
its service projects. The
October service project was
delivering Halloween treats
to patients at Municipal
Hospital and clients at Gulf
County Association for Re-
tarded Citizens. The Novem-
ber service project will be to
deliver two boxes of canned,
or staple foods, etc. to two
needy families in our area.
Presently, the FBLA mem-
bers are selling St. Joe Shark
painter's caps in sizes small,
medium and large. The
FBLA'ers plan to raise
enough funds to attend dis-
trict contests and continue
their monthly service pro-
,jects. If interested in pur-
chasing a "painter's cap" in
your favorite purple, gold
and white colors see any
FBLA member.

chamber members who pre-
pared the festive feast.
All persons interested in
the Chamber of Commerce
were invited to attend the
next meeting on Monday,
December 12 at 7 P.M., CT.
The new officers for the 1984
year are: Charles "Chuck"
Guilford, president; Earl
Harrington, vice president;
Dot Guilford, treasurer;
Reba Rehberg, secretary;
and Rella Wexler, corres-
ponding secretary.

Imbers Have
Baby Girl
Dr. and Mrs. Peter Imber
announce the birth of their
daughter, Allison Rene, on
Friday, November 18. She
weighed 7 lbs. 5 ozs. She was
born at Gulf Coast Communi-
ty Hospital, Panama City.

To Dr. Imber and the staff
at Gulf Pines Hospital:
The family of George L.
Thomas wishes to express
their appreciation for all of
the kindness and professional
help that was received
during his recent stay. May
God bless each one of you.
The George L. Thomas

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fresh shucked INDIAN LAGOON OYSTERS. Beginning
December 1st, orders will be accepted for these
epicurean delicacies for later pick-up. A minimum of
three days notice must be given to assure your order be-
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oysters with all the flavor washed out that are unfor-
tunately found in most grocery stores. These delicate

morsels will be individually handled and lovingly remov-
ed surgically from their shells by thin steel blades and
gently packed in their own juices. The Choctaw and
Creek Indians paddled hundreds of miles to eat what they
(and we) believed to be this aphrodisial "Food of the
Gods". During this period you can acquire them for

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Openers t

By Dr. '
Wesley Grace

In healthy eyes, the basic
ability to see clearly is af-
fected by the length of the
eyeball and the curve of the
cornea (the outermost layer
of the eye that covers the
If the eyeball is too long
from front to back, you may
be myopic (nearsighted) and
distant objects will appear
unclear. If the eyeball is too
short, you will probably be
hyperopic (farsighted) and
close objects or letters may
appear blurry. When the cor-
nea is incorrectly curved,
astigmatism (the blurring of
images at various distances)
generally occurs.
The tendency to have
crossed-eyes (strabismus)
may be present at birth. This
is a visual condition where
the two eyes do not work
together as a team; the
brain generally suppresses
the vision in the weaker eye.
-The eye then tends to wander
off in a random fashion, giv-
ing the impression of crossed
: As we grow, we encounter
increasingly demanding
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structural abnormalities,
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Honor Roll

Highland View Elemen-
tary School announces the Honor Roll for the second six -
weeks grading period. ?
First grade: Chrystina
Marquardt, Franci Garrett.
Second grade: Judy Him-
Fourth grade: June Him-

Fifth grade: Jamie Kosier.
Sixth grade: Tammy Stal-
ALL A's and B's
First grade: Leigha Davis,
Ted Spencer, Tres Long,
Chris Dorman, Brandi Glass,
Scott Hawkins, Stephenie
Gaddis, Nikki Conrad, Am-
ber Conley, Reba Lindsey,
Jodie Hopper, Jackie Terry,
Jessica Leap, Wesley Ram-
sey, Jessica White, Colby

Second grade: Matt Han-
na, Anita Davis, Troy Sum-
ner, Kendra McDaniel, Joni

Third. grade: Jasoi iAm-
mons, Becky Carr, Brandy.
Conrad, Dana Earley, Jason
Falbe, Mitch Harvey, Tina
Littleton, Alison Lowrey, Re-
becca Shurrum, Theresa
Skyles, Kimberely Thomas,
Abigail West, Davy Young.
Fourth grade: Randy
Ramsey, Christy Hawkins.
Fifth grade: Barbara
Adams, Donna Durham,
Sherrin Hill, Peter Klope,
Genevieve Middleton, Chris
Ramsey, Angela St. Clair,
Carol Sims.
Sixth grade: Steven
Combs, Josh Hanna, Mark
Herring, Christine Hopper,
Holly Lyons, Tina Parson,
Jeff Roberts, Derek Schott,
Danielle Scott, Connie Scully,
Shayne Ulry, Angela Whitta-
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Port St. Joe Elementary School conducted a book fair last week emphasizing the fun
and enjoyment of reading. As part of the promotion of the book fair, students were en-
couraged to come to school on Friday dressed as their favorite book character. Prizes were
awarded to the first, second and third place winners in three age categories. Shown above
are the kindergarten through second grade division winners. They and their favorite
characters are: from left, first place Cameron Totman as "Little Bo Peep"; second place
Dennis Bryant as "Miss Muffet's Spider" and third Jonathon Pierce as "Tonto".

Third and fourth grade division winners are shown above. They are: left to right, second
place: Letron Alexander as "Robin Hood"; third place Nancy Monroe as "Florence
Nightingale" and first place, Jason Lee as "Johnny Appleseed".

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On Monday, November 7,
Brownie Troop 140 and Jr.
Troop 109 of Overstreet had
Commander David Humph-
reys of the Navy Jr. ROTC
from Port St. Joe High School
attend their meeting. He
taught the girls how to
present, display and fold a
flag. They were also taught
how to dispose of a flag.
Commander Humphreys
gave the History of the
American Flag, the reason

for each star and stripe, and
what they represent.
Linda Tremain, Betty
Godwin, Susan Demetropou-
los, Glenda Carr and the
Troops wish to thank Coman-
der Humphreys; Lisa Hunt,
for planning and organizing
this activity; and Walt How-
ard for showing the slides.
Lisa and Walt are in the
N.J.R.O.T.C. at St. Joe High.
Lisa is also a Girl Scout, and
a helper with Troop 140.

CASE NO. 81-22
In Re: The Estate of
L. C. WILLIAMS, Deceased.
the administration of the Estate of L. C.
WILLIAMS, deceased, Case Number
81-22, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division.
the address of which is Clerk of Circuit
Court, Gulf County Courthouse, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. The Personal
Representative of the estate is
dress is Post Office Box 522, Wewahit-
dhka, Florida 32465. The name and ad-
dress of the Personal Representative's'
attorney are set forth below.
All persons having claims or
demands against the, estate are re-
with the Clerk of the above Court a writ-
ten statement of any claim or demand
they may have. Each claim must be in
writing and must Indicate the basis for
the claim, the name and address of the
creditor or his agent or attorney, and
the amount claimed. If the claim is not
yet due, the date when it will become
due shall be stated. If the claim Is con-,
tingent or unliquldated, the nature of
the uncertainty shall be stated. If the
claim is secured, the security shall be
described. The claimant shall deliver
sufficient copies of the claim to the
Clerk to enable the Clerk to mall one
copy to each Personal Representative.
All persons Interested in the estate
to whom a copy of this Notice of Ad-
ministration has been mailed are re-
any objections they may have that
challenge the validity of the decedent's
Will, the qualifications of the Personal
Representative, or the venue or jurisdic-
tion of the Court.
Date of the first publication of this
Notice of Administration: November 17,
As Personal Representative of the
Estate of L C. WILLIAMS, Deceased.
Attorney for Personal Representative
Post Office Box 811
PananfCiOlty,-Florlda 32402 -.
'" 0 21 2tc 11/17

Notice is hereby given that pursuant
to Sectiqn 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 fic-
titlious name or trade name under which
they will be engaged In business and In
which said business is to be carried on,
221 Reid Avenue
:i 'Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
F"ank Hannon, 100% Owner
4t 11/10

IN RE: The Marriage of
TO: Max Eugene Peterson
Address Unknown
tion 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:
Karla Joyce Peterson
622 Madison Street
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
and file the original thereof in the Cir-
cuit Court Clerk's Office, Gulf County
Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456,
on or before the 9th day of December,
1983. If you fail to do so, a Final Judg-
ment for the relief sought may be
granted by Default.
DATED this the 7th day of November,
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Is/ Tonya Knox. Deputy Clerk
4tp 11/10

The City of Port St. Joe. Florida, re-
quests bids for two (2) Screw Conveyor
Assemblies. Specifications may be ob-
tained from the City Clerk's Office. P.
0. Box A, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Bid opening will be held Decemei 06,
1983, at 8:00 P.M., EST, in the Municipal
Building at the Regular Meeting of the
City Commission.

By: Is/ L. A. FARRIS.
City Auditor/Clerk

Breakfast Set

for Nov. 30 at ,

Highland View

Highland View Elemen-
tary School will have its
second ParentaTeacher
Breakfast on wednesday,
November 30. The Breakfast
will begin at 7:30 A.M. and
continue to 8:15 A.M. All
parents are urged to attend
and support their school.
Enjoy Thanksgiving

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 fic-
titious name or trade name under which
they will be engaged in business and in
which said business is to be carried on,
204 Monument Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Coralie Smith, Owner

2t 11/24

IN RE: The Marriage of
TO: Doris Jean Powell
Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for Dissolution of Marriage involving
the following property 4n GulfKCounty,
Commence at the SE corner of the
SE%' of Sect. 31, T5S, R11W,
thence run W 260 ft., thence con-
tinue line last described 130 ft. to
POB; thence run N 330 ft; thence W
130 ft.; thence S.330 ft; thence E
130 ft to the' POB. ALSO, Com- -
mence at the SE corner of the SE '/
of Sect. 31, T5S, R11W, thence run
W 260 ft to the POB; thence run N
330 ft; thence W 130 ft; thence S
330 ft; thence E 130 ft to the POB.
Said lands lying and being in Gulf
County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on ROBERT M.
MOORE, P. 0. Box 248, Port St. Joe,
,Florida 32456, Petitioner's Attorney, on
or before December 22, 1983, and file
the original with the Clerk of this Court,
either before service on Petitioner's At-
torney or immediately thereafter; other-
wise, a Default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the Peti-
WITNESS the hand and the seal of
this Court on this the 17th day of
November, 1983.
Clerk of Circuit Court,
By: Is/ Tonya Knox, Deputy Clerk
4tc 11/24


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Lease or Sale:
bdrm., LR, DR, kit.,
2 lots fenced. Fully c
all kit. appliances i
Ig. storage house. 14
Nice property: Magi
states, Howard Creek
w/addition on t
75'x140' lots w/chi
fence & deep well. ]
painted and re-roof
229-8000 after 5 p.m.

New Home by o
;bdrm., 2 ba., break
.:great rm. cen. h&a
garage, inside laund
to schools. Corner ol
and Saunders Circle
Call 229-6913.

Grand Isle 3 bd 2 ba. den, 2 fire-
places, swimming pool on 2 Ig. lots.
1st St. 2 bd, 2 ba. house on ex. Ig. lot
- $74,000.
16th St. 2 bd, 1 ba. fenced yd, close
to beach $55,000.
Oak Ave. 3 bd., 2 ba. NEW house on-
ly $62,500.
Maryland Ave. 2 trailers with 2 bd, 1
be. $25,000 and $22,000.
Carolina Ave. 2 bd, 1 ba. trailer only
1st St. '/3 acre and small 1 bd, 1 ba.
house $22,000.
35th St. 2 bd, 1 ba. house -beachside
- only $49,000.
27th St. 2 bd, 1 ba. house -$39,000.
8th St. 3 bd, 2 ba. brick -$68,500.
6th St. 2 bd, 2 ba. good VA
assumable 11/2 %% only $49,000.
Nap Nook 3 bd, 2 ba. has apt. at-
tached 1 bd, 1 ba. on 2 Ig. lots
4-80,000. __
Arizona Ave. beautiful 3 bd, 2 ba.
house w many extras, $78,000.'
Florida Ave. 2 bd, 1 ba trailer (reduc-
ed) $22,000.
7th St. Beautiful double wide w
many extras, 3 bd 2 ba. $47,000.
34th St. 4 bd, 2 ba. stilt house extra
special at $104,000.
4th St. Alley 1 bd, 1 ba. $35,500.

19th St. Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach 3
bd 2 ba, 1720 sq. ft., $99,900 owner
Atlantic St. end St. Joe Beach 3 bd,
2 ba. each side deluxe duplex to be
constructed $125,000 ea. side.
Beach View St. Joe Beach 2 bd, 1
ba. on hw. w/non-obstructed view

Circle Dr. duplex 2 bd 1 ba. each side
-total $69,500 great buy.
42nd St. Townhouse 2 bd, 1 /2 ba.
each side -$89,500 total.
41st St. To be constructed 1 bd., 1
ba. top of line construction $41,500.

SFor Sale by Owner: 3
bdrm., 1 ba. family rm. and
separate garage. 1029 Mc-
Clellan Ave. Contact Higdon
CHA, 2 Swatts weekdays only
util. rm. 229-7251. tfc 11/10
arpeted, 50'x86' lot for sale on 1st
included, St., Port St. Joe. Call
410 Long 653-8995. 4tp 11/10
It 11/24
nolia Es- For Sale by Owner: 3 lots
.Tr aer on Palmetto Dr., Ove-street.
. Trailer Lot #1- .86 Acre, 16x24' shed,
wo (2) $7,000; Lot #2-.89 Acre, sep-
Sceinl tic tank, deep well w pump &
Recently tank, power pole & culvert
pipe in place, $10,500; lot #3 -

tf 11/17 '.83 acre, $6,000. All property
fc 11/17 is cleared. Call 648-5094, no
collect calls. 4tp 11/17
wner: 3 Beacon Hill brick home,
fast rm., overlooks Gulf; lot 120'x130';
, double auto/boat garage; access to
ry, close beach; block west of beacon.
Tapper Shown by appt. only. Dr._
$59,000. Morley, 904/785-3641, 904/
tfc 10/6 648-5821. 7tc 10/20


Townhouse 2 bdrm.,; 1 '/ ba. furnish-
ed, $67,000. On 32nd St.
42nd St. 2 bd 1 ba. $63,500 only
10% down at 13'/2% owner financ-
ing. ____
Circle Dr. Sandpiper #1 3 bd. 2 ba.
brick $79,000.
Circle. Dr. Sandpiper #2 3 bd 2 ba.
brick at $79,000.
Circle Dr. 3 yrs. old 3 bd 2 ba. brick
24th and 25th Sts. 3 bd 2 bath only
28th St. & Hwy. 98 2 bd 1 / ba. only 3
left at $59,900 ea.
42nd St. 2 bd 21/2 ba. owner financ-
ing at $79,500 with 10% down, 13%
-20 years. ______

Hwy. 98 and 28th St. Duplex 2 bd 1
ba. each side $55,000 total.
Hwy. 98 and 29th St. Duplex 2 bd 1
ba. each side $65,000 total.
Hwy. 98 and 29th St. Duplex 1 bd., 1
ba. each side $45,000 total.

New Listing: 3 bd, 2 ba. doublewide
on 2 Ig. lots. $41,000. An extra nice
Fla. Ave. 3 bd 2 ba. with 3 lots and
many extras. $52,900.
Desoto St. 2 bd 1 ba. $43,000 with
owner financing.

4th Ave. 3 bd 1 bath house on 3 lots

125 Bellamy Circle NEW LISTING 3
bd 1 ba. Ig. lot, good retirement or
young couple home $36,500.
1301 Constitution Dr. 4 bd., 3 ba.
beautiful home w ex. special watqr
view, $115,000.
510 8th St. Apartment building only
103 Yaupon new brick 3 bd. 2 ba.
garage screened porch, extras,
9th St. 4 bd 2 ba. In good area for
516 9th St. 4 bd. 1 ba. 1/ lots,

House for Sale: 517 10th
St., Port St. Joe, $28,PM0.
Owner financing available
with 25% down. Call after 6
p.m., 648-8339. tfc 9/15
*House for Sale: 2 bdrm., 1
bath, chain lifik fence. Stebel
Ave., White City. $13,000 or
best offer. 229-64594. 2tp 11/17

Highway 98, Beacon Hill,
Gulf Side. 4 bedroom, 3
bedroom houses for rent.
Elec. kitchen, sep. living-
dining area. Partialy fur-
nished. Preferably year
round renters at reasonable
rates. Call 639-5073, Wewa-
hitchka. 3tp 11/24
For Rent or Lease: Large
2 bedroom apt. on beach.
$325 a month. Call 648-8398.
2tc 11/24

Large 1 bdrm. apartment,
unfurnished, 1508 Long Ave.
Deposit required. Call
229-6825. 4tp 11/24
2 bedroom mobile home,
Rustic Sands Campgrounds,
15th St. Mexico Beach. Call
648-5229. tfe 11/24
For Rent: 3 bedroom un-
furnished house, 1020 Gar-
rison Ave. Call 227-1721 after
5p.m. 2tcl1/17
For Rent Nov. 22. 2 bed-
room, 1 ba. home in excel.
repair in good neighborhood.
Call 227-1450 days or 648-8231
nights & ask for Margelyn.
Room for Rent: by day,
week, month. Air cond., TV.
Thames Hotel. 229-8123. 302
Reid Ave. tfc 10/27

Furnished very nice 2
bdrm. house, auto. heat &
air, screened porch, closed
garage, fenced yd. Washer &
dryer. No Pets. Call 2294777
after 7 p.m. tfc 10/20
Furnished small nice' 1
bdrm. house, ideal for 1 per-
son. Auto.IheatNo Pets.,Call
229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfc 10/20
For Rent: 3 bedroom trail-
er at Overstreet. 648-5306.
tfc 10/13

For carpets cleaned the
-way professionals do it-at a
fraction of the cost, rent
Rinse N Vac, the portable
steam carpet cleaning
system. Available at
Western Auto, phone
227-1105, 219 Reid Ave.

9800B EAST HIGHWAY 98* P.O. Bx 1332

104 Yaupon Redwood and brick 3
bd., 2 ba. $65,000.
Extra special 3 bd, 2 ba. call for more
Info $75,000, good financing.
Large Family here it is brick 5 bd., 2
be., 8 yrs. old $95,000.
You must see this To appreciate it
.Palm Blvd., 3 bd., 2 ba. $69,000.
706 Woodward 4 bd., 2 ba. fenced
yd. $22,500.
1306 Long Ave. 2 bd., 1 ba. $29,000.
Long Ave. Duplex 2 and 3 bd. 1 ba.
ea. $45,000 total.
205 Tapper Dr., Ward Ridge 3 bd.,
1.'/ ba. Ig. lot nice & neat home
-$36,000. __

Gulf Aire Townhomes, Gulf Aire
Beach between St. Joe Beach & Mex-
ico Beach. 2 bd., 2V/2 ba. starts at
$83,500. 3 bd., 2'% ba. -starts at
Dolphin Run, Hwy. 98 & 9th, 2 bd., 2'/2
ba. $82,000. 3 bd., 2'/2 ba., $92,000.
Sail-Away, 3 & 4 Atlantic St. end, St.
Joe Beach 3 bd., 2 ba. $125,000.
New Listing: Mi Casa: 2 bd.. 1 '/ ba.
Fully furnished. $67.000.
Sandcastle, 41st St., 2 bd., 11/2 ba.
-$59,500 (furnished, owner financed
at $20,000 down, 12% int., 20 yrs.)
Blue Water Townhouses 28th St., 2
bd., 1 '/i ba. $59,500.
Casa Del Mar Hwy. 98 & 11th St., 2
bd., 11' ba. $69,000 furnished.
Warren James 32nd St., 2 bd., 1/2
ba. $69,500 furnished.
Sea Side 14th St., 2 bd., 1V/ ba.
Pier Pointe 37th St., 2 bd., 1 '/ ba.
Casa Del Mar St. Joseph Shores. 2
bd, 1'A ba. $69,000. St. Joseph
Shores, 2 bd., 1 ba. $45,000.
Arena Del Mar- beautiful duplex -Gulf
Aire subd., 3 bd., 2 ba. & study,
-$95,000. ____
Marina Del Rey 42nd St., 2 bd., 1 V,
ba. $52,500. ____

Furnished 1 bdrm. cottage
w/glassed in porch. Avail-
able now. 207 Coronado St.,
St. Joe Beach. Come see or
phone 648-8918. tfc 11/18
For Rent: 2 bdrm. unfur-
nished duplex on beach; and
2 bdrm. unfurnished house
on beach. Call Charles at
229-8282 or after 5, call
670-8417. tfc 11/3

No need for wet carpets.
Dry clean them with HOST.
Use rooms right away. Rent
machine. St. Joe Furniture.

18' net boat with Dry Dock
trailer, 1 year old. Also 6.5
h.p. Evinrude motor. See at
1015 Woodward Ave.
229-6666. Itp
Two mules at Howard
Creek. Phone 229-6183, Rev.
Orval Reynolds. Itp
Wooden dinette set, for-.
mica top, painted black. $75.
Call 229-8423. ltc 11/24
Story and Clark piano,
$400. Also Kimball organ,
$1,500. Both are in excel. con-
dition. Call 229-8700. 2tc 11/24
Upright piano, fair condi-
tion, $200. Call 229-6367.
2tc 11/17
Trash compactor, ping
pong table. 648-5106.
2tp 11/17
German Shepherd pup-
pies. Sire Baron Von Logan,
dam M. S. Gretchen. Excel-
lent stock. Vet checked,
wormed, parents on pre-
mises. Accepting deposits
now. Puppies available Dec.
1. Males, $75; females, $50.
Will hold for Christmas.
Katynsky, Land's Landing,
Wewahitchka. 639-5438.
Sale prices on mini-
frames, sizes 3"x4" to
5"x7", custom made from
our finest mouldings, com-
plete with mat & glass.
Perfect for needlework,
snapshots, school pictures
and small art prints. Stock
up for Christmas! Pat's
Mats & Frames, 406 7th St.,
Mexico Beach, 648-8914.

42nd St. 2 bdrm., 1 ba.
Cen. h&a. Furnished, includes
washer. Owner financing.
$63,500.00. .
1st St. NEW! 2 bdrm., 2 ba. Lg.
screened in porch. Or Ig. lot.
34th St. Drifting Sands 4 bdrms., 2
ba. 3 story. Excellent view of the
water. Owner financing.
Circle Dr. Sandpipers No. 1 & 2 -3
bdrms., 2 ba. each. Furnished, both
have cen. h&a, $79,500.00 ea.
Arizona Ave. 3 bdrms., 2 ba. On 2
lots. Free-standing fireplace. Fenc-
ed in back yard. $69,000.00.
Hwy. 98 (near 4th St.) 3 bdrm., 1 ba.
Excel. view of the water.
Louisiana Dr. NEW! 2 bdrm., 2 ba.
Suspended balcony overlooks liv.
rm. w fireplace. Dbl. car garage.
Hwy. 98 (near 24th St.) Sandy
Hollow. Lg. 3 bdrm., 2 ba., com-
pletely furnished. Excel. view of
the Gulf. $65.000.00.
Circle Dr. 3 bdrm., 2 ba. brick
home on 1'/! lots. Partially furn..
close to beach! $84.500.00.
Nan Nook Rd. Grand Isle 3 bdrm.. 1
full ba. Fireplace. Also has effici-
ency apt. w/1 bdrm. & 1 ba. for add-
ed income. $79.000.00.
15th St. 2 bdrms.., 1 ba. Completely
furnished. 'on 75'x185' lot.
Corner 8th St. & Fla. 3 bdrm.
2 ba. Ceiling fans. cen. vacuum
system, screened patio. Fenced in
yd. $68.500.00.
Oak St. NEW! 3 bdrm. 2 ba. cedar
home wllg. screened porch.
Sundeck on back. New Tappon ap-
pliances. $59.500.00.
Court St. 2 odrm., 1 ba. home on 2
lots. Ig. screened in patio, ex. Ig.
storage area. On 2 lots. $65.000,00.0
Corner DeSoto & Alabama New
2 bdrm.. 1V% ba. home. On Ig. lot.
study can be ex. bdrm. Lg. sun
deck with view of the water

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Maryland Blvd.- 2 bdrm., 2 ba
Completely furnished, wooden sun
deck on back, $21,500.00.
Maryland Blvd. 2 bdrm., 2 ba. Sunk-
en liv. rm. Comp. furnished. Out-
door sundeck. $21,900.00.
Maryland Blvd. 2 bdrm., 2 ba. On 75'
x100' lot fenced in yard.
Underground utilities. Comp. fur-
nished. Landscaped. $23.900.

Fortner Ave. 3 bdrm.. 2 ba. Complete-
ly furnished. Lg. sun deck w great
view of the Gulf. Like new! $41.000.

Monument Ave. Extra nice! 3 bdrm..
S3'/ ba. Marble fireplace in 22'x20'
liv. rm. Wet bar. sprinkler system.
Victoria Ave. Highland View 3
bdrm.. 1 ba. home on 2 lots. 1 block
off Hwy. 98. $29.800.00.
Duvall St. Oak Grove 3 bdrm.. 2 ba.
On Ig. lot. $37,200.00.
Long Avenue 3 bdrm., 1 ba. Has
,assumable mortgage. $27,700.00.
Tapper Dr. Ward Ridge 3 bdrm.. 2
ba. Has Ig. sun deck Cen. h&a.
Assum. mortgage. $47,900.00.
8th St. 3 bdrm. 1 ba. home on 50'x
150' lot. $26.500.00.

n 1. '*w'1

McClellan Ave. 3 bdrm.. 1 ba. home
w 2 car garage. Fenced in back yd
Close to schools. $36.900

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1979 Ford Fairmont, 2 dr.
auto/air, excel. shape, new
paint, am/fm cassette radio,
$3,000. Contact Bob Taylor,
229-8446. 2tp 11/24
1981 Plymouth, 4 dr., load-
ed, $3,500.00 or best offer.
Phone 227-1484. Itp 11/24
CJ5 Jeep, V.8 304 cu. inch
engine. Excellent running
and mechanical condition.
Call 229-8978 after 5:00 p.m.
tfc 11/24
1973 Cutlas Olds, new tires,
transmission & exhaust sys-
tem, auto air, $800. Great
mill car, 6484560. tfc 11/10

Like new 1982 Toyoto 4x4,
a/c, heater, am/fm, st. shift,
all terrain tires, low
mileage. Call 229-8153 or
229-8870. tfc 9/29
73 Toyota Land Cruiser
FJ40, 4wd 10.00x15 all ter-
rain tires on white spoke
wheels. Comp. new 1982 fac-
tory fresh engine & all
pumps. New rear end, clutch
parts & brakes, seat covers
and gas tank. Seats 6 adults,
rear seats flip up for hauling.,
Top is completely remov-
able, doors are removable.
Windshield folds down. Top
is fitted with boat rack &
surfboard rack. Front
bumper is heavy duty brush
guard and fishing rod holder.
Rear bumper step and
trailer hitch. This thing can
go just about anywhere. A
real sacrifice at $2,800. Call
Tommy Oliver at 229-6323.


LOST: Pair of bifocal eye
glasses in case. Between
Pate's Service Center &
courthouse. $25 Reward. Call
2294-8762. ltc 11/24


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Alcoholics Anonymous
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
Thursday, 7:00 P.M., C.S.T.
Wewa Medical Center
Phone 229-8720

St. Joseph Bay Flowers
& Gifts
319 Reid Ave. Ph: 229-8343
Port St. Joe, Florida
If no answer call 229-8964
Jeri Rich Ashcraft, owner
Hrs.: 9-5:00, M, T, Th, F, S
9:00-12:00 Wednesday
tfc 7/7
Carpentry & Concrete
18 Yrs. Experience
Ira J. Nichols
319 6th St., Highland View
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
tfc 6/5

Walls, woodwork, and win-
dows cleaned. Also some
yard work by experienced
husband and wife. Mr.
Sollars. 227-1490.

J. Walter (Jimmy)
Johnson Construction Co.
New Homes Additions
Call Us for Free Estimates
tfc 7/7

Accounting &
Income Tax
220 Reid Ave.
Ph. 229-8536
HOURS: Monday Sat.
8 a.m. 5 p.m.
(Open during noon hour)
Open after 5 p.m. by appt.
Wauneta Brewer PatHohman
Owner Assistant
(Used to be at 116 Monument)



-Commercial Building
-Residential Building
-Cabinet Work


P. O. BOX 456

I think It was something I ate

kills bugs for
up to six months,

and saves you about $100 yearly
In costly pest control services.
Use of Sprayer free with
purchase of Rid-A-Bug

306 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe. Florida



Own your own beautiful
and exclusive Children's
Shop. Offering the latest in
fashions along with a com-
plete line of accessories and
baby furniture. Brand
names *Vanderbilt *Jor-
ache *Polo *Health Tex
*Izod *Levi *Lee *Calvin
Klein *Chic *Buster Brown
*Donmoor *Her Majesty
*Polly Flanders and many
more. Furniture by *Gerber.
*Lullabye *Nod-A-Way.
$14,900.00 includes Beginn-
ing Inventory; .Training;
Fixtures; and Grand Open-
ing Promotions. Call
Anytime 501-329-8327. AN

Air Conditioning Heating
Refrigeration Appliance
Parts and Service
Electric Plumbing -
Appliance Repair
All Brands
Norris .Daniels
Phone 229-8416
106 Bellamy Circle
tfc 7/7

Machine Work Welding
506 First Street
Phone 229-6803
Machinist on Duty All Day
Every Day

All Forms of Insurance
322 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
Phone 229-8899
tfc 1/84


Sears Catalog Sales


Leon Pollock, Owner
410 Reid Avenue

Garage Sale: Nov. 25 & 26.
307 18th Street.

Yard Sale: Saturday, Nov.
26th. 3 wall unit shelves
w/desk in center, misc.
items. 136 Barbara .Dr.,
Ward Ridge.

Corner Sale: All kinds of
stuff, including Coleman
camper, wall heater, tools,
bike, etc., etc. Friday &
Saturday, 1410 Long Ave.

Porch Sale: Sat., Nov.
26th, from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m.
at St. Joe Beach at the cor-
ner of Alabama and Santa
Anna Street. ltp

Home repair, yard work;
minor auto repair. Call
229-6850 or 648-8525. 2tp 11/17
Psychological Services for
anyone with problems in
day-to-day living. Gulf Coun-
ty Guidance Clinic. Port St.
Joe. 227-1145 (24 hrs.)

408 Reid Ave. 229-6954
Open 7 Days A Week
Mon. Sat., 8 a.m. 6 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m. -.6 p.m.
Self service or drop/off
tfc 10/6

Going Fishing?
Stop here first
for a complete
line of

Fishing Tackle

306 Reid Avenue

Say You Saw It In The Star!


NEW ON THE MARKETI Constructed w quality in mind. This brick home on
2 lots has all cedar & redwood exterior trim, dbl. mahogany doors, 3 bdrm.,
2 b, fam. rm, screened patio, in-ground pool w privacy fence make it perfect
for family living and entertaining. Best of all, owner is willing to finance at
12'/,% with 25% down.
NEW LISTING. Owner must relocate. This 3 BR, 2 B modular home at Mex-
ico Beach Is on a beautifully landscaped lot with paved drive, brick founda-
. tion, and brick entryway. Cen. natural gas heat, ceiling fans, and wood-
burning fireplace add to its energy efficiency. Has central air and 1,500 sq.
ft. for only $45,000. Shown evenings and weekends by appointment.
NEW LISTING. Frame home with 3 BR, 1 B on nice lot, back yd. fenced. At
$29,000 this is a good starter home or retirement home. Investors, this
home is presently rented for $250 a month. Shown by appt.
Three bdrms., 2 ba., fireplace, and ex-Ig. kitchen and family rm. make this
brick home very desirable. $48,500.
This 2 BR, 1 B frame home is located on a Ig. lot In a good neighborhood,
Good terms available, $29,500.
Retirees and sportsmen, this mobile home at Howard Creek has a well-
constructed addition giving 1500 sq. ft. of living area. Very clean & comfor-
table and ready to use at $19,500.
This older home Is located at Indian Pass and has 100' on the lagoon and
100' on the Gulf. This tract is deep and leaves room for further development
on the gulfslde. $135,000.
Brick veneer home with 91A% assumable VA loan has 3 BR, 2 B. New roof
this fall. Owner will take back 2nd mortgage at $7,000. Priced at $39,500.
Make an offer.
Brick home near Gulf Pines Hospital. 4 BR, 3 B, can. h/a, fireplace and
many amenities. By appt. only.
Investors, take note! New cedar home on the bayside with 3 BR, 2 B,
screened porch, 2 decks. Seller will lease this home back from you until
May 30 when you can then start summer rentals. Call for details. Priced at
Large cedar home in Cape Breezes, 2100 sq. ft. gulfside. $125,000.
Lot at Mexico Beach, 150'x150' already cleaned, $10,000.
Two residential lots at Ward Ridge on Tapper Ave. Good building site for
home or duplex, and $11,500.
'Commercial lot 60'x90' priced at $18,000. Good site for professional office.
'Commercial lot in the retail district. $11,500.

Hannon Insurance & Real Estate Agency
221 Reid Ave. 227-1133 Port St. Joe
Roy Smith, Associate
Margelyn Woodham, Broker-Salesman 648-8231
Karen King, Associate

After Hours: 648-8977
648-5011 Sales 648-5716 Rentals or fterHours:648-8939
11800-874-5299 (Out of State)

Mexico Beach Harmon Realty, Inc.
Corner 14th Street & Hwy. 98 Mexice Beach
Rt. 3, Box 157A, Port St. Joe, Florida
1-9041648-5767 After Hours: (904) 64-5249

The Sewing Room
410 A Reid Avenue o
Port St. Joe, Florida O/Ov'

"Quality Fabrics at Affordable Prices"



* Phone 229-6374

Call and Talk to Us About Get-
ting Your Furniture Refinished
to Look Like New. We Buy and
Sell Used Furniture.

406 7th Street 0 Mexico Beach, Fla.
Custom Matting & Framing of:


OPEN Wed. thru Sat. 10 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
We Will be Closed Nov. 10, 11, 12 & 13











PAGE EIGHT THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 1983

S Anything that has moving parts should have a
periodic check-up to keep it in good reliable working
order. Not only will it last longer but it will be more
g economical to operate, will perform better, will look
better and will give greater pleasure and pride to the
While the above facts could and do easily apply to a
toaster, a two-wheeler, or a lawn mower, they have
their most practical and logical meaning when
applied to your body. Make sure all your parts are in
| good working order by scheduling a physician check-
up. When medicines are needed to help-we have
with their prescriptions, health needs and other
pharmacy products. We consider this trust a
privilege and a duty. May we be your personal
family pharmacy?"

Free Parking Drive-In Window
229-8771 317 Williams Ave. Port St. Joe

Health Council

Public Hearing




by Defeating Wewahitchka Gators 45-6

The Port St. Joe Sharks
ground out 465 yards of
offense against the Wewa-
hitchka Gators last Friday
night, in retaining the county
trophy for the second
straight year.
The Sharks used a balanc-
ed running and passing at-
tack in easily besting the
winless Gators in the final
game of the season for both

Mike Pittman, who really
started to bloom as an
offensive threat after run-
ning back Josh Jenkins was
hobbled by a recurring ankle
injury, paced the Sharks with
129 yards of rushing offense
and caught two passes for 57
yards. Charles Byrd also
hauled in two aerials for a
total of 88 yards of offense.
Ed Baxley was easily the

Gator leader in .ense,
carrying the ball 16 times for
81 yards.
The Sharks scored in every
period, putting two touch-
downs on the scoreboard in
every period except the last.
The Gator- --znred once in the
second period just before the
half-time gun sounded.
The Sharks gave an indica-
tion about what kind of night
it would be by marching 67
yards in seven plays, gulping
up at least 11 yards in every
play on their way to the end
zone. Only two of the plays
were for less than 10 yards ad
the longest was a pass play
from Chris Butts to Charles
Byrd. The touchdown came
on a two yard plunge by Josh
Jenkins, who also kicked the
extra point to put the Sharks
ahead, 7-0.
The Gators couldn't move,
so the Sharks took over again

and marched straight to the
goal line in a 75 yard drive,
which ended in a Butts pass
to Jenkins for the score. A
bad snap from center caused
the Sharks to miss the extra
point, leaving the score at
The Sharks opened the sec-
ond quarter with the Gators
punting to the Sharks 45 yard
line. In two running plays by
Pittman, the Sharks were on
the scoreboard again. as
Pittman put it away on a
sparkling 35 yard gallop,
with only 40 seconds gone off
the clock.
Jenkins scored on a seven
yard screen pass mid-way in
the period for 27 points in the
first half.
The Gators lone score
came with 47 seconds left in
the first half. Robin Thomas
intercepted a Butts pass and
brought it back 32 yards to

the Shark 28. Mike Ward
plunged in the middle of the
line for one yard, then Robby
Knowles nailed Bobby Ship-
man in the end zone for a 27
yard scoring strike. The
Gator extra point kick was
blocked and the half-time
score stood at 27-6.
In the third period, the
Sharks scored twice. Pitt-
man broke loose for the
longest Shark scoring drive
of the season when he
galloped 66 yards for the
touchdown. The pass for two
point conversion fell to the
ground and the score was
33-6. With only six seconds
left in the period, Pittman
zipped through the line for a
10-yard scoring jaunt.
With reserves playing most
of the last period, the Sharks
put their last touchdown
over the goal line in the last
seconds of the game, scoring

on a five yard plunge by
Terry Woullard.
The Sharks finished the
season with a very respect-
able 7-3 record. Their finest
games of the season, in both
spectator entertainment and
effort on the part of the team
were probably their wins
against Chipley and Blounts-
The Gators, in a building
year, went winless in 10
games. With a young team on
the field this year, they will
field a veteran team next
year as will the Sharks.
Wewa PSJ
First downs 10 i5
Rushes, yards 31-127 30-285
Passing yards 61 184
Return yards 100 79
Passes 3-11-1 7-11-1
Punts 5-23.2 0:0
Fumbles lost 2-1 3-
Penalties 5-45 3-4(0

The Big Bend Health Coun-
cil will hold a Public Hearing
Wednesday, December 14, at
3:00 PM EST in the Auditori-
um (First Floor) of Tallahas-
see Memorial Regional Medi-
cal Center, Magnolia Drive
and Miccosukee, Thllahas-
The purpose of the hearing
is for the Council to accept
public comment, written or
oral, on its draft comprehen-
sive medical rehabilitation
inpatient services plan.
The draft outlines the
current capacity and the
future needs and service
areas for comprehensive me-
dical rehabilitation for Bay,
Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden,
Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jef-
ferson, Leon, Liberty, Madi-
son, Taylor, Washington and
Wakulla counties.
Also included in the draft
are the Council's policy
guidelines for future propo-
sals requesting to establish
rehabilitative service facili-

ties in the area. David
Carter, Executive Director
for the Council, remarked
that "public input is essential
in developing a planning
product that reflects the
needs and priorities of the
local population."
Once the plan is finalized
and approved by the Council,
the rehabilitation section will'
become part of the Council's
district health plan. The
district health plan will then
be referred to the State of
Florida for inclusion in their
rules. The Big Bend Health
Council is a non-profit orga-
nization dedicated to serving
the local health planning
needs of the .14 county
panhandle area of Florida.
The regular monthly meet-
ing of the Council will
precede this public hearing
at 2:00 PM EST in Confer-
ence Room A of Tallahassee
Memorial Regional Medical
Center. The public is invited
to attend.

Curtis Ray of the Sharks tucks the ball in for a yard
gainer against the Wewahitchka Gators.

Mike Pittman (34) of the Sharks shows how he's manag- Adrian Lewis (66) and Lee McMillan (77) as they take out
ed to gain so much yardage for Port St. Joe this season, as he Gators William Norris (68), Cecil Melvin (75) and Brooke
lowers his shoulder and keeps on going. Blocking for him are Wooten (11). -Star photos
--.5llk tm %wn .- /______________....______________"

> .


Life Insurance Disability Income *
Group Insurance Pension Plans.*

Wewahitchka's quarterback Bobby Knowles (32) in the
white jersey, uncorks a pass as Dennis Welch (81) and Jim
Norton (60) converge on him during Friday night's game.

Parent Breakfast Slated

Dec. 1 at High School q

-. ..-f .a-cvS.- --r--S t

Training for "Big Rig"
Charles Hood of Wewahitchka is presently enrolled in
the Truck Driver Training school at the Washington-
fiolmes Area Vocational Technical Center in Chipley.
Hood's career goal is to get certified for commercial
hauling. After graduation, he hopes to drive the "Big Rig"
either long distance or short hauls for a transportation

Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High
School's second parent
breakfast will take place
Thursday, December 1 at
7:30 a.m. A presentation
concerning the RAISE Bill's
effect on your child's school
career is planned, and time is
being allocated for parents to
discuss individual problems
with teachers. Your partici-
pation is encouraged.
School busses will run
approximately fifteen min-
utes later on November 30
and December 1, and school

Major Medical

Special Representatives for Port St. Joe
(904) 763-1848 (904) 653-8122
,Panama City Apalachlcola

will begin at 8:30 a.m. on
each of the afore mentioned

$125.00 PPDO


Saturday & Sunday
December 17-18
Deluxe Silver Eagle
Tour Bus
The Warwick Hotel
New Orleans After Dark
The Blue Room at
the Fairmont
The Sky Room Atop the
International Trade Mart
The Blue Angel Jazz Club
The French Market -
Coffee Aulait

The New Orleans Saints
The Los Angeles Rams
in the Superdome
Space Is Available
Call 227-1613

Phone 22-2126 ouetAve





I "SINCE 190"
Serving All Health & Ufe Needs
Business & Personal

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 1983 PAGE NINE


The Board of County Com-
missioners of Gulf County,
Florida met October 25, 1983
iv regular session with the
following members present:
Chairman Everett Owens,
Jr., Douglas C. Birmingham,
Jimmy 0. Gortman, Eldrid-
ge Money, and Billy Branch.
Others present were: Deputy
Clerk Maurell Cumbie, At-
torney William J. Rish, Mos-
quito Control Director Doug
ent, and Sheriff Ken Mur-
Reverend Alvin Harbour,
First United Methodist
Church, Port St. Joe, opened
the meeting with prayer and
led the pledge of allegiance to
the flag.
Upon motion by Comm.
Branch, second by Comm.
Birmingham, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved the
minutes of October 11, 1983.
The Board having voted to
table the bid award for one
Chevrolet C-30 Truck or
equivalent, new or used, for
the Gulf County Mosquito
Control Department, until
this date, Comm. Branch
moved the Board reject all
bids. Comm. Birmingham
seconded the motion and it
passed unanimously.
The Board having voted to
table bid award for four solid
waste trailers, new or used,
for the Gulf County Mosquito
Control Department, until
this date, Comm. Birming-
ham moved the Board award
the bid to the lowest bidder,
Raybun and Company, in the
amount of $12,800.00. Comm.
Money seconded the motion
and upon vote, it passed
Wayne Childers, Gulf
County Parks Planning Com-
mittee Chairman, presented
a site plan (in color) for the
Primo De Rivera Park and
Marina, Gulf County, Florida
(county property which was
formerly the abandoned U.S.
Corps of Engineers site in
White City).
Wayne Childers and Betty
McNeill, members of the
Gulf County Parks Planning
Committee, requested the
Board amend the 1981 Gulf
County Comprehensive Plan-
Future Land Use Map,
changing the designated use
of the Federal Surplus Pro-
perty located at Whit& City,
Beacon Hill, and Dead an's
Curve in order for the county
to receive this property at a
discount conveyance and re-
ceive' federal funding to
assist ,in developing these
areas as county parks.
Comm: Branch -moved the
> Board advertise, to hold a
public hearing on November
28, 1983, at 6:30 p.m., E.S.T.,
to consider the following
amendment to the 1981 Gulf
County Comprehensive Plan-
Future Land Use Map and to
send the respective property
owners written notice on
October 26 of the amendment
and the public hearing.
Comm. Money seconded the
motion and it passed unani-
Notice of Regulation of
Land Use: Gulf County pre-
poses to amend its Future
Land Use Plan Element and
Map of 1981, correcting it to
the 1974 Comprehensive Plan
Future Land Use Map found
on Page 85 of said 1974 Plan,
by the process mandated in
Florida Statutes 163.3187 and
163.3184 (7) (b). Notice on file
in Clerk's Office.
Comm. Money then moved
the Board pursue acquisition
of federal surplus property
(White City, Dead Man's
Curve, Beacon Hill) the
minimum cost to the county
and in the instance the Board
does not receive a discount
conveyance, the Board make
a moderate bid for the
property. Comm. Branch
seconded the motion and it
passed unanimously.
Wayne Childers, Gulf
County parks Planning Com-
mittee Chairman, reported
on his progress in pursuing
county-acquisition of federal
surplus property located at
Beacon Hill. Mr. Childers
stated the Board should
receive a land patent for the
Dead Man's Curve property
within the next two weeks.
Upon motion by Comm.
Money, second by Comm.
Branch, the Board voted
unanimously to reimburse
Gulf County Parks Planning
Committee Chairman Wayne
Childers for expenses incur-
red in pursuing acquisition of
federal surplus property for
the county, to be paid from
the $2,500.00 budgeted for
county planning in the 1983-84
fiscal year budget.
The Chairman announced,
pursuant to public advertise-
ment, the Board would now
hold a public hearing to
consider the question of
closing Azalea Drive, Lake
Como Subdivision. After pub-
lic comment, Comm. Gort-

man requested the Attorney
talk with the Subdivider to be
sure he is notified of the
public hearings being held to
close Azalea Drive.
Attorney Rish presented a
petition from Ben F. Barnes
and Elizabeth Barnes to
close, vacate and abandon
two alleys on Palm Street,
Beacon.Hill. Comm. Birm-
ingham moved the Board
advertise to hold public hear-

ings to close two alleys on
Palm Street, Beacon Hill
(Fryer's Plat). Comm. Gort-
man seconded the motion
and it passed unanimously.
Fred Allen, Administrator,
Commodity Food Program
(Port St. Joe area), discus-
sed the Commodity Food
Program in Gulf County
(refrigeration- coolers, need
another dry storage area for
commodities- present dry
storage no longer available,
and the county paying for
volunteer's meals). Comm.
Birmingham then moved the
Board make funds available
to pay for the Commodity
Food Program volunteer's
meals on a daily basis when
commodities are distributed
in Gulf County and that the
Chairman make space avail-
able for a new storage area
for dry commodities. Comm.
Branch seconded the motion
and it passed unanimously.
Jerry Oliver, American
Family Life Insurance Com-
pany, discussed the Board
previously agreeing that if
all county employees wished
to change back to American
Family Life Insurance from
Life of Alabama Insurance
the Board would authorize
payroll deductions for
American Family Life Insur-
.ance premiums; stating that
he might not be able to get
100 percent of the employees
to change back, but could
probably get a majority of
the employees to change
back to American Family
Life Insurance. Comm. Gort-
man moved the Board au-
thorize payroll deduction to
the insurance company with
the majority (51 percent or
more) of county employee
participation (signatures).
Comm. Money seconded the
motion. Comm. Birmingham
moved the Board adopt an
amended motion to authorize
Mosquito Control Director
Doug Kent represent the
Board at a special meeting
between Road Department
and Mosquito Control em-
ployees and the agent for
American Family Life Insur-
ance Company and the agent
of Life of Alabama Insurance
Company, with the em-
ployees to choose one com-
pany to provide a cancer
insurance policy, effective
for one year, and then the
Board would authorize pay-
roll deduction of premiums
for that company. Comm.
Gortman seconded the
amendment and the amend-
ed motion passed unanimous-
ly. The Board vIlkl aani-
mously to not pass the
original motion.
Julian Webb, Writer of
Government Grant Applica-
tions, of Chipley, Florida,
stated he was present to
discuss government grant
available for county projects.
After discussion of projects,
grants available, chances of
funding, and cost of admini-
stration (usually won't go
over 12 percent), Comm.
Birmingham moved the
Board request Mr. Webb
make application for a Com-
munity Development Block
Grant to construct a Gulf
County Senior Citizens Asso-
ciation Building. Comm.
Branch seconded the motion
and it passed unanimously.
Comm. Branch inquired if
any government grants were
available to enlarge the Port
St. Joe Ambulance Building.
Mr. Webb agreed to research
this and notify Comm.,
Branch of his findings.
E. F. Gunn, City of Port St.
Joe, who is assisting the
county in plansfor a garbage
compactor-transfer station,
presented the Board a preli-
minary drawing of the gar-
bage compactor system. Mr.
Gunn then reported the City
of Port St. Joe had requested
he research the possibility of
using the incinerator (pre-
sently not in use) located at
the City of Port St. Joe Waste
Water Treatment Plant as a
county garbage disposal sy-
stem instead of the compac-
tor system. After discussion
by E. F. Gunn, Les Raybun,
Raybun and Company, Geor-
gia, (who is familiar with
garbage disposal incinera-
tors), and the Board, the
Board agreed to meet with
the City of Port St. Joe on
Thursday, October 27, at 3:15
p.m. at the Port St. Joe fire
station, to discuss this in
detail. Comm. Birmingham
then moved the Board put
transfer station plans on hold
until after the Board's meet-
ing with the City of Port St.
Joe on October 27, concern-
ing the garbage incinerator.
Comm. Money seconded the
motion. The motion passed
with the following vote:
Comm. Money, Birmingham,
Gortman, and the Chairman
voted yes. Comm. Branch
voted no, stating the Board
would need information on

transfer station plans for
later use if the Board doesn't
proceed with the incinerator
Cora Sue Robinson, Super-
visor of Elections, informed
the Board that she had
purged the list of electors and
365 electors did not return
their notice. The Board re-
quested Ms, Robinson adver-
tise this list in the newspa-
pers at the Board's expense.

Building Inspector De-
Wayne Manuel made the
following report concerning
jail (building construciton)
corrections required by the
State Fire Marshall and the
State Department of Correc-
Two interior doors not
correct size- Building Inspec-
tor Manuel discussed this
with a representative of the
Department of Corrections
representative to check with
State Fire Marshall to see if
Two exterior doors meet
State Fire Marshall require-
Building Inspector stated
he had obtained two quotes
from two companies for a
fire alarm system, audio
system, and emergency
lighting system:
Lowest Quote with installa-
tion- approximately $9,200.00
(lock and key); Lowest
Quote without installation
(county doing labor)- ap-
proximately $6,200.00.
After discussion, Comm.
Gortman moved the Building
Inspector obtain one more
price quote for the fire alarm
system, audio system, and
emergency lighting system
and present all three quotes
to the Chairman and the
Attorney for review, the
Chairman to decide which
company to purchase this
equipment from on an emer-
gency basis. Comm. Birm-
ingham seconded the motion
and it passed unanimously.
Supervisor of Elections
Cora Sue Robinson requested
the Board proceed with in-
stallation of handrails at the
Centennial Building (voting
precinct) as previously
agreed by the Board, City of
Port St. Joe to pay half and
county to pay half of cost.
Comm. Gortman agreed to
take care of this matter.
Deputy Clerk Maurell
Cumbie presented the follow-
ing to the Board: Financial
Report (Fiscal Year 82-83)-
Clerk Jerry Gates; Financial
Report (Fiscal Year 82-83)-
Property Appraiser Joyce
Williams; Financial Report
(Fiscal Year 82-83)- Tax
Collector Eda Ruth Taylor.
Attached to Tax Collector
Eda Ruth Taylor's financial
report are the following:
Check No. 4954 in the amount
of $1,890.53- Unused amount
of budgeted funds; Check No.
4955, $1,356.91- Interest on
funds budgeted for operation
of office- These. amounts
remitted to the Board of
County Commissioners.
Upon motion by Comm.
Birmingham, second by
Comm. Gortman, and unani-
mous vote, the Board ap-
proved a budget amendment
for the Gulf County Sheriff's
Deputy Clerk Cumbie read
a letter from Catherine Ram-
sey, St. Joe Ambulance
Squad Chief, requesting the
Board removing items from
the St. Joe Ambulance
Squad's inventory. After dis-
cussion, Comm. Gortman
moved all items taken off
county inventory be deliver-
ed to Courthouse Main-
tenance Superintendent
Charlie Presley for disposi-
tion by the Board. The
motion died for lack of a
second. Comm. Gortman
then requested the St. Joe
Ambulance International
Pickup Truck, property No.
210-15, which the Ambulance
Service requests be taken off
their inventory, be transfer-
ed to the Road Department.
After discussion, Comm.
Money (who has department-
al responsibility for the St.
Joe Ambulance Service)
agreed to check with the St.
Joe Ambulance Service on
this request and report back
to the Board at the next
meeting. Comm. Birming-
ham then moved the Board
table removal of these items
from the St. Joe Ambulance
Squad's inventory. Comm.
Branch seconded the motion
and it passed with the
following vote: Comm.
Money, Branch, Birming-
ham, and the Chairman
voted yes. Comm. Gortman
voted no.
Deputy Clerk Cumbie pre-
sented a memorandum from
the Port St. Joe Health
Department requesting se-
veral expendable items be
removed from their inven-,
tory as they are less value
than required by law: (F.S.
274.02)- $200.00 or more and
normal expected life of one
year or more. After discus-
sion, Comm. Birmingham
moved the Board table this
until the next meeting in
order for the Attorney to
research this matter. Comm.
Money seconded the motion
and it passed unanimously.

Deputy Clerk Cumbie pre-
sented a request for refund
for overpayment on Commis-
sions (Sale Tax Commission
on sale tax collections remit-
ted to the Board of County
Commissioners April, 1983
through September, 1983),
fiscal year 1982-83, from Tax
Collector Eda Ruth Taylor,
in the amount of $271.57.
Upon motion by Comm.
Branch, second by Comm.
Birmingham, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved this

Upon motion by Comm.
Branch, second by Comm.
Money, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved payment
of an invoice from Magic
Mailer (Burst, Separate Dup-
licate Pages, Retain the
Permanent Binders: 1983
Tax Rolls) as approved by
Property Appraiser Joyce
Williams in the amount of
Comm. Birmingham dis-
cussed county insurance
coverage for the ambulance
departments with the At-
Comm. Birmingham dis-
cussed county insurance
coverage for the ambulance
departments with the At-
The Board received a letter
from L. Glenn Stubbs, Jr.,
Cape San Blas Water Sy-
stem, Inc., concerning the
Board's previous instruction
that Acting Attorney Witten
prepare an agreement be-
tween the County Commis-
sion and Cape San Blas
Water System, Inc., whereby
the Cape San Bias Water
System is solely liable for
obtaining all utility permits
and tapping onto the water
system regardless of who
performs the work and see-
ing the work is done proper-
ly. Comm. Birmingham sta-
ted his main concern is that
whenever there is damage to
county roads due to people
hooking onto the Cape. San
Bias Water System, water
lines bursting, etc., that Cape
San Bias Water System be
(Continued on Page 10)

VFD Auxilliary Planning Party

The Ladies Auxiliary of the
Mexico Beach Volunteer Fire
Department has started to
plan for the Children's
Christmas Party Sunday,
December 11. All area child-
ren are invited to participate
and enjoy this early Christ-
mas party.

Plans were begun when the
ladies met on Thursday,
November 10. Final plans
will be taken care of during
the next meeting Thursday,
December 1, at 7 P.M. in the
fire hall on 14th Street.

As in the past years, the

Vanessa Willis Is

Police Academy Grad

Vanessa Willis, a 1977
graduate of Port St. Joe
Jr.-Sr. High School, gra-
duated October 21 from the
Southeast Institute of Crimi-
nal Justice Police Academy
located in Miami. Vanessa
successfully completed 817
hours of studies and 19 weeks
of rigorous training activities
consisting of weapons train-
ing and practical situations
that an officer would be
subjected to in the line of
The Southeast Institute is
rated number one in Florida,
and is based on Militaristic
Standards. Willis finished in
the Top 10 of a Class of 39.
She also holds a B.S. degree
in Criminal Justice from
Bethune Cookman College in
Daytona Beach.
Willis is presently employ-
ed as a Police Officer with
Metro Dade County in Dis-

trict One, Miami.
She is the daughter of Ms.
Lillian Neal, Port St. Joe,
and Albert Willis of Brook-
lyn, N. Y. She is the
granddaughter of Mrs. Isa-
dora Blackshire of Port St.

traditional hayride will open
festivities, followed by a visit
from Santa Claus. Food and
goodies, door prizes, etc.,
will follow.

President Jean Heathcock
invites all auxiliary mem-
bers and visitors to attend
the important December 1st



Corner of Fourth St. and Second Ave.
Welcome Friend
SUNDAY SCHOOL ............ .......... 9:45 A.M.
WORSHIP SERVICE ............ 11:00 A.M. & 7:00 P.M.
CHURCH TRAINING (Sunday) ............ .. 6:00 P.M.
MID-WEEK PRAYER (Wednesday) ........... 7:30 P.M.

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Board of

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PAGE TEN THE STAR, Port St. Jop, Fla. THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 1983

Honor Roll

The City of Port St. Joe is preparing applications to
submit to the Florida Department of Community Affairs
for funding under the Small Cities Community Develop-
ment Block Grant program.
Purpose of the grant funds is to benefit low and
moderate income persons, to aid in the prevention or
elimination of slums or blight, or to meet other community
development needs having a particular urgency because
existing conditions pose a serious threat to the health or
welfare of the community where other financial resources
are not available to meet such needs.
The City of Port St. Joe'is applying for the following
projects: (1) Senior Citizen Center; (2) Housing Rehabilita-
tion on Robbins Avenue.
A public hearing will be held Tuesday, Nov. 29, 1983,
In Commission Chambers at City Hall at 2 p.m.
All persons, especially low-income residents are in-
vited and urged to attend.
P. 0. Box A
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456

Gulf County is preparing applications to submit to
- the Florida Department of Community Affairs for funding
under the Small Cities Community Development Block
Grant program.
Purpose-of the grant funds is to benefit low and
moderate income persons, to aid in the prevention or
elimination of slums or blight, ortomeet other community
development needs having a particular urgency because
existing conditions pose a serious threat to the health or
welfare of the community where-other financial resources
are not available to meet such needs.
Gulf County is applying for the following project:
Senior Citizen Center.
A public hearing will t beldjuesday, Nov. 29, 1983,
in Commission Chambers at Gulfibunty Courthouse at 3
p.m. -'
All persons, especially low-income residents are in-
vited and urged.to attend. -.
Gulf Ootwiy'Co.ilWuse
Port St. Joe, Flori a 32456

The City of Port St. Joe is preparing. applications to
submit to the Florida Department.of Community Affairs
for funding under the federal JOBS BILL program.
Purpose of the grant funds is to benefit low and
moderate income persons, to aid in the prevention or
elimination of slums or blight, or to meet other community
development needs. Also, the J BILL is designed to
provide employment for perso:uAtimployqd or who were
unemployed during spe erlods du~il983.Z' ,..:.
The City of Port St. J iT s applying fof the following
projects: (1) Senior Citizen Center;2 Mousing Rehabilita-
tion on Robbins Avenue. .
A public hearing will be hetldTuesday, Nov. 29, 1983,
in Commission Chambers at City',Haal at 2:30 p.m., EST.
All persons, especially low-inotme residents are in-
vited and urged to attend. *-
P. O. BiaK ..A
Port St. Joe, Florifa 32456

Gulf County Is preparing applications to submit to
the Florida Department of Community Affairs for funding
under the federal JOBS BILL projam.
Purpose of the grant funds is to benefit low and
moderate income persons, to aid in the prevention or
elimination of slums or blight, or to meet other community
development needs. Also, the JOBS BILL is designed to
provide employment for persons unemployed or who were
unemployed during specific periods during 1983.
Gulf County is applying for The following project:
Senior Citizen Center.
A public hearing will be held Tuesday, Nov. 29, 1983,
in Commission.Chambers a nty Courthouse at
3:30,p.m., EST:
All persons, especiati 1iWn&me residents are in-
vited en aldgett
Gulf County Courthouse
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456

Port St. Joe High School Second Six

Edwin G. Williams, Princi-
pal, Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High
School, announces the Honor
Roll for the second six weeks
grading period.
Seventh grade: Wendy Lee
Groos, Michael Ram'.ey,
Kristin Totman.
Eighth grade: Doris Sand-
Ninth grade: Howard Ri-
chards, David Staab, Nancy
Tenth grade: Martin Per-
Eleventh grade: Angela
Twelfth 'grade: Leann
Clenney, Marcia Stoutamire,
Patrick McFarland.
ALL A's and B's
Seventh grade: Karl
(Chris) Bowen, Lance Camp-
bell, Yolanda Daniels, Timo-
thy Gary Davis, Joseph
Daniel Evans, Casi Anita
Gandy, Ka Tonya Felisha
Gardner, Richard Larry
Griffin, Carolyn Howell .J
Lee Johnson, Stacy Kemp,
Michael Lewter, Margaret
Christine Maige, Mitchell
McChristian, Daniel Moree,
Richard (Phillip) Nedley,
George Newsome, Laura
Raffield, Hannon Smith,

(Colltinued from Page 9)
responsible for repairing that
damage' After further dis-
sussion, Attorney Rish
agreed, to talk with Mr.
Stubbs regarding this mat-
The Board,received a letter
from J. A. Buchanan, resi-
dent Engineer, Florida De-
partment of Transportation,
Panama City, Florida, Of-
fice, stating the date of
beginning construction on
State Road 71, south-bound
lane, should be around No-
vember 1, 1983 and concur-
rently with this construction,
the railroad crossing on the
south-bound lane will also be
replaced by Apalachicola
Northern Railroad Compny.
Comm. Money and Comm.
Branch requested the Board
write the Department of
Transportation requesting.
they-inform.-t-e Board as to-
when the railroad crossing on
the north-bound lane of State
Road 71 will be replaced.
Upon motion by Comm.
Branch, second by Comm.
Birmingham, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to
advertise to consider adopt-
ing a resolution requesting
the speed limit in St. Joe
Beach be lowered to 45
Comm. Branch reported
that Basic Magnesia gives
the county lime and is now
requesting the county supply
them a few loads of lime
(maintenance of roads). The
Board agreed to this request.
Upon request by Comm.
Branch, the Chairman
agreed to appoint a new and
active Gulf County Planning
Commission to work on the
Gulf County Comprehensive
The Board received a letter
from the Franklin County
Board of County Commis-
sioners requesting, permis-
sion to use two Gulf County
trailers for garbage pickup
the weekend of the Florida
.Seafood Festival to be held
on November 5. Comm.
Branch moved the Board
loan one garbage trailer
(spare) to the Franklin Coun-
ty Board of County Commis-
sion for the Florida Seafood
Festival in Apalachicola on
November 5 & 6, stipulating
the garbage trailer be return-
ed to the county before
Monday, November 7, 1983.
The Board agreed to meet
with the City of Port St. Joe,
at the St. Joe Fire Station on
October 27, 1983 at 3:15 p.m.
concerning the Beaches &
Highland View Water Sy-
Mosquito Control Director
Kent reported that the follow-
ing is needed concerning the
Farmers Home Administra-
tion Grant application for the
garbage compactor system:
A .copy of the 1983 county
audit; Two letters stating
private credit can't be used
in this project.. The Board
requested the Clerk assist
Mr. Kent in this matter.
There being no further
business, the meeting ad-


Pauline Michelle Taylor,
Robert Van Pieterson.
Eighth grade: Sherry
Creel, Crystal Dean, Michel-
le Hicks, Lisa Mahlkov,
Melissa K. Watson. .
Ninth grade: Laura Butts,
Debbie Davis, April Fadio,
Melissa Handley, Shelia Har-
vey, Gregory Lee Parker,
Angela D. Smith, Laura Van
Pieterson, Carl White.

Monday, November 28
Hoagie sandwich, lettuce,
tomato, pickles, baked
beans, cookies, and milk.
Tuesday, November 29
Chicken, mixed fruit, rice
with gravy, early peas, rolls,
and milk.
Wednesday, November 30
Fish and chips, orange
juice, and milk.
Thursday, December 1
Beef stew, lettuce wedge
with dressing, sliced apples,
rolls, and milk.
Friday, December 2
Sloppy Joe, potato salad,


Meet In

St. Joe

The Florida Game and
Fresh Water Fish

Commission has an-
nounced that a public
meeting will be held in
Port St. Joe on Janu-
ary 18. The time and
location for this meet-
ing has not yet been
..The purpose of the
public meeting is to
receive citizen input
about Commission ac-
^ -4

Tenth grade: Lynn Aman,
Michelle Jenkins, Brett Kel-
ly, Tony Kemp, Sandra King,
Sharon Miller, Jill Strait,
Lisa Vines.
Eleventh grade: Julie Al-
len, Rhonda Frickey, Fred
Gray, Jeanne A.- Guilford,
Teresa Hicks, Tracey Jenk-
ins, Sherry Jones, Sylinda
Jones, Hope Lane, Annette
Minger, Letha Rice, Paula

turnip greens, pineapple up-
side down cake, and milk.
Menus may change without
notice due to the availability
of foods.

22nd Street Mexico Beach
WORSHIPSERVICE .............. 9:00A.M.,C.S.T.
CHURCH SCHOOL ............... 10:00 A.M., C.S.T.
CHOIR REHEARSAL(Wednesday) .. 6:00 P.M., C.S.T.

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Twelfth grade: Jeanette
Amerson, Tony Beard, Deb-
bie Beasley, Brad Bowen,
Tiffany Burns, Jeff Clayton,
Stacy Creel, Bobby Hayes,
Robin Heacock, Seth Howell,
Keith Jones, Rhonda Kemp,
Traci McClain, David Miller,
Carla Osborne, Tonya Phil-
lips, Connie Plair, Kim Rob-
inson, Pamela Sanborn, Ola
Earlene Skanes, Debra Wil-
hite, George Thomas Willi-
ams, Brandy Wood, Melissa
Varying Exceptionalities,
Eleventh grade: Sidney Har-
Ninth grade: Paul Mason.
Eleventh grade: Micheal
Farmer, Travis Pridgeon.
Twelfth grade: Tina Sisk.


a Calendars

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Desk or large desktop.


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1984Port St. Joe,Fla.

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every time you turn on a light
or take a hot shower or do the
laundry. you're shopping with
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not give these purchases a
second thought, the meter
outside your house is ringing
up those kilowatthours like a
silent cash register.
It's like any other credit
purchase. If you wait until the
bill comes at the end of the
month to tell you how much
you've spent, the total can
come as quite a shock to your
budget. That's why it makes
sense to keep track as you go
Meter reading puts you
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When you record your

meter readings at the same
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how your energy conservation
efforts are working and which
ones are really paying off for
It's quick and easy.

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meter are like little clocks. They
alternately run clockwise and
counterclockwise. Reading
from right to left, write down
the last number the needle has
passed. The difference
between the new reading and

your last one totals your
weekly consumption. It's really
that simple.
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reading guides.
To help you keep your
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PAGE TWELVE THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 1983


Don Fuqua


,- 2

The reports we have re-
ceived from medical students
attending school on the island
of Grenada indicate that they
did indeed fear for their safety
and welcomed the U.S. troops.
Natives of the island also re-
joiced at being liberated by U.S.
marines and paratroopers.
The fact is, we could not
tolerate another hostage situa-
tion such as occurred in Iran
and the desperate situation call-
ed for firm action by our
government. We were re-
quested to intervene by the
neighboring islands who feared
:that a heavily armed Grenada
served as a menace to peace
and tranquility throughout the
region. We found large caches
of Russian made weapons and
the Cubans on the island
resembled a well-trained militia
more than a group of innocent
construction workers. Further,
the large number of East Ger-
mans, North Koreans and
Bulgarians on the island cannot
be explained except in military
terms. They were not there for
the sunshine, they were there to
help establish a Russian-Cuban
blase in the south Caribbean
from which to launch activities
ir Central America and South
America as well.
I believe that under these
circumstances, our government
had no choice but to accept the
invitation from the neighboring
countries to join in a liberating
expedition. Although we have
receivedd criticism from coun-
.tries not affected by the action,
:such as those in Europe, I think
it is important to note that the
surrounding nations. were un-
:nriimously behind our efforts
and assisted in every possible
'way. Outsiders can misunder-
s.'tand a situation and I believe
this is what is happening with
:our allies in Europe who con-
demned our forces. They do not
understand the logistics of the
situation and fail to recognize
that the countries most affected
by our actions were our allies in

this venture.
We have no territorial in-
terests in Grenada and should
prepare to withdraw our troops
as quickly as is feasible. The
War Powers Act requires that
the President withdraw within
60 days unless given specific ap-
proval by Congress and it is my
understanding that President
Reagan will not ask for an
We have accomplished our
goals in aiding mne restoration of
democracy in Grenada. We
should be willing to assist the
Grenadans in establishing a
government of their choosing
and in holding free and open
elections. Our soldiers deserve
praise for conducting them-
selves in a thoroughly military
and civilized manner. They took
great care to insure against
civilian casualties and to com-
plete the military portion of the
mission as rapidly as possible.
We should now doncehtrate
on returning Grenada to the fold
of peace-loving nations in that
region of the Caribbean.

* *

The House Committee on
Government Operations, on
which I serve, has been holding
hearings on a proposal I am co-
sponsoring to establish offices
of Inspector General in the
Departments of Justice and
Treasury. The House has pass-
ed this legislation in the past but
it has never been voted on in
the Senate.
Since the first Inspector
General was established in the
Department of Health, Educa-
tion and Welfare (now Health
and Human Services) in 1970,
we. have broadened the scope
to include 18 major departments
and agencies. Inspector Gen-
erals have been responsible for
discovering millions in waste,
fraud and program abuse and
have been invaluable in aiding
Congress, to make changes in
programs and departments to

Waste Is Hazardous

Back Yard Sources Can Prove Dangerous to People

Toxic waste can come from
as harmless a critter as a
cow, or may be lurking in
your own backyard, hidden
in the recesses of your septic
tank, according to an Exten-
sion safety specialist from
the Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences
(IFAS) at the UF.
Dr. William Becker says
there are some situations in
which normally harmless
substances like animal or
human waste can become as
deadly as a powerful poison.
The trend toward large-
scale, high density animal
operations in Florida means
operators of dairy, beef,
swine, and poultry facilities.
must manage large amounts
of animal waste. If manure
from these animals is dump-
ed into water bodies, it
becomes a pollutant. Instead,
large dairies will typically.
collect manure in pits or
route it to a lagoon for
treatment and storage. From
time to time, workers in
these areas are overcome by
toxic gases and are asphyxi-
ated by lack'of oxygen.
Decomposing animal
waste produces heavier-
than-air gases like hydrogen

insure that taxpayer dollars are
spent wisely.
The time has now come to
close the gap and include the
Inspector Generals in Justice
and Treasury. While these
departments do not handle
great amounts of individual pro-
gram funds, there is always the
potential for fraud and abuse.
Further, the IG can aid in
ferreting out employees who
may misappropriate funds en-
trusted to them.
The departments involved
feel they can perform the role
without an official Inspector
General. I disagree. I believe it
is important to have an indepen-
dent person within the depart-
ment who makes his report
directly to the Secretary, the
President and Congress without
middle-level employees who
may be affected or embarrass-
ed by the findings.

sulfide, ammonia and carbon
dioxide. Methane is, also
produced, and is highly ex-
"I'm sure that there are
people who have experienced
dizziness and irritated eyes
and throats when working in
or around a manure pit and
thought it was just a neces-
sary evil as part of their
work," said Becker. "These
are warning signs that it is
time to get out and move
away from the area and
increase the ventilation be-




The five-month application
period for nine-day quota
hunt permits has closed, but
hunters will have one more
opportunity to apply for the
permits before the general
gun-hunt season opens. All
unissued permits will be
available for the Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commis-
sion's regional offices. The
permits will be issued on a
first-come, first-served ba-
sis. Hunters may obtain their
permits by calling, writing,
or visiting their regional
office. The telephone number
for the Commission's region-
al office is listed on the inside
front cover of most telephone
Hunters who have already
received a quota hunt permit
may obtain a permit for
another wildlife manage-
ment area.
Quota hunt permits are*
available for the following
areas in the Northwest Re-
gion: Apalachicola, Black-
water (still hunt), Ed Ball, G.
U. Parker, Point Washington
(still and' dog) and Robert

fore going back.'" Shortness
of breath is another warning
He continued, "The same
thing applies to an open
lagoon. The only difference is
there is better ventilation. As
long as the walls of the pit or
lagoon are high enough to
capture heavier-than-oxygen
gases, they are dangerous."
Sometimes it is necessary
for workers to enter these
areas to repair a pump.
Becker recommends they
first make sure there is
adequate ventilation. He re-
commends they wear a res-
cue harness and have rescu-
ers stationed nearby to help
them to safety if they experi-
ence any of the symptoms of
poisoning or asphyxiation.
They need to be particularly
cautious when a pit is agi-
tated, as this will increase
production of lethal gases.
Pits or lagoons near popu-
lated areas ought to be
fenced to prevent curious
children from drowning and
to protect them from alliga-
tors that frequently inhabit
these areas, Becker added.
A septic tank, says Becker,
is in essence the same as a
manure pit. "Gases will form
in the tank and therefore no
one should enter one for any
reason." He recalls instances
where children have fallen
into abandoned septic tanks
with easily-removed lid.
This is a time for quick and
clear thinking.
"The logical thing is to
jump in and rescue the child.
If there is no lack of oxygen
and the major danger is
drowning, that's a safe pro-
cedure. However, with a lack
of oxygen you could become
the second fatality."
Probably the best advice is
to call the rescue squad
immediately, or the fire
department if they can re-
spond more quickly. Both,
fireman and rescue workers
have self-contained breath-
ing apparatus. "If it is
necessary to enter the tank,
tie a harness or rope around
the rescuer, instruct him to
hold his breath, and be ready

to pull him out if overcome
by gas," said Becker.
He adds that the chance of
falling into a septic tank in
Florida is small because
most have heavy concrete
covers and are buried under
the ground. However, in
some "lower-class" subdivi-
sions where city sewer and
water are not provided,
septic tanks may be more
accessible to curious child-
"The important thing to
realize is that lagoons, ma-
nure pits and septic tanks
can be dangerous and to .be
aware of early symptoms of
lack of oxygen or presence of
toxic gases- the smell, the
irritation to eye and throat,
the dizziness, the shortness of
breath. If any of these
symptoms occur, move vic-
tims to fresh air and provide
artificial respiration or car-
dio-pulmunary resuscitation if
needed," he said.

* 25 years experience
In Appliance Repair
Central & Window


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