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FORTY-SEVENTH YEAR, NUMBER 18
Industry-Deep Water Port-Fine People-Safest Beaches in Florida
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY. DECEMBER 29. 1983
D LORIDA "
201 Per Copy
Cold Wind, Freezing Temperatures, Torrential Rain, Tornadoes Hit
Several tornadoes and water spouts roared
ashore on the outskirts of Port St. Joe Wednesday
morning and did an estimated $100,000 worth of
property damage after touching down in five
inhabited areas, according to Sheriff IKen Murphy.
The tornadoes and water spouts were
accompanied by 2.23 incheslof rainfall between 7-00
and 8:00 a m.
The rain, which came along with rolling
thunder and lightning, came down in sheets for an
hour, giving the area a good wetting down.
The heavy rainfall caused some flash flooding
in the vicinity, especially around drain ditches,
which could not carry the water off as fast as it
The tornadoes touched down in Oak Grove.
Ward Ridge, Simmons Bayou, Jones Homestead
and White City, causing damage in every
community. In Port St. Joe, the side effects of the
tornadoes caused limbs to fall, and debris to be
blown all over the place, in yards and streets. Tree
limbs, pine cones and other debris was widely
scattered by 8:30.
The most property damage in the tornadoes
was caused in Jones Homestead. Three mobile
homes were destroyed in this community, along
with several roofs being damaged, sheds blown
over and sheet metal lean-to sheds, such as the
ones popular as carports in this area, were blown
down or damaged.
In Oak Grove, roof damage, sheds demolished
and trees blown over seemed to be the extent of the
damage. Two trees were blown across streets in
the community, blocking traffic.
In Ward Ridge, one shed was demolished and
carport covers were twisted apart and boats blown
In the Simmons Bayou area, most of the
damage seemed to be downed power lines, while
some roof damage was also reported One man,
driving down the highway, ran under a downed
power line, which caught his CB radio antenna,
ripping it from his car.
White City reported two mobile homes
damaged when porches had their roofs blown off.
There were no reports of any of the homes being
*The marvel of it all", said Sheriff Murphy,
"'Is that, with all this property damage in all these
places, nobody was hurt."
IT WAS A COLD WEEK END
Santa Claus didn't bring Port St. Joe the best
of weather over the Christmas holidays. Rather
than receiving the equivalent of a cabbage patch
doll, the city was slammed with the synonym for-a
bundle of switches, by the weather man.
Sioux Falls, S d. was making news with iK
nine and a half days of temperatures below zero
degrees, but Gulf County was making just as
important a mark on the weather records with its
two and a half days in which the mercury didxrt
get above the freezing mark. For December in
Northwest Florida, that's a record. -
The record low, recorded at about 8:0, a.m.
Sunday morning, was 14 degrees. It has been i4,
degrees before here in Gulf County, but never with
attending cold for so long a time.
(Continued On Page Three)
Tornadoes Wednesday morning laid this shrimp, boat, owned by Ted
Wilson of Jones Homestead over on its side. Id the other photo shown above,
what remains of the mobile home of Timmy Stewart gives evidence of the
force of the twister which hit the area. '-Star photos
Work Begins Tuesday On Hardee's
Work started Tuesday of the restaurants usually cost is owned by Harry Sanders, lation as a licensee of the have a
is week on construction of around $650,000 but that this also of Panama City. Sanders Hardee chain, menu to
ort St. Joe's first national one will be a little more is operating the local instal- The local restaurant will mainstay,
ast food chain outlet. Har- expensive because of the
ee's hamburger group tart- decor which is being includ- Most of City O v t Star
d construction of whathas ed. O steering Star
een described as "one of the When the restaurant is W ill be Closed Pape
world's prettiest Hardee's completed, it will employ 60 Whil .th, eSill es ,.,
-11-Wlac-IIIC ta,, va usWPaut u
uulets uon runway ao
across from the Florida
David Pitkin of Panama
City, vice president and
general manager of the firm
building the restaurant says
the company is shooting for
completion of the installation
within 60 days. "We built the
one in Parker in 58 days, but
this one may take a few days
longer", Pitkin said. He
estimated the local restau-
rant would run in the neigh-
borhood of $700,000 by the
time it is ready to sell the
first hamburger. Pitkin said
people to operate it Pitkin,
who was the source of
information for The Star's
inquiry about the new busi-
ness, said all the people to
operate the chain restaurant
will come from the Port St.
Pitkin said the construc-
tion of the restaurant is not
going to be dragged out.
Work started Tuesday mor-
ning, and already the site is
mostly cleared and levelled
for building work to begin.
The company which owns
the local Hardee's restaurant
ei ll e .ity wni not ne Ut
closed down as tight Monday,
as it was the day after
Christmas, many local firms
are closing their doors for a
day of rest, a day of
inventory, or a day off.
Both Port St. Joe's city hall
and the Gulf County court-
house will be closed all day
Monday in observance of the
New Year holiday.
St. Joe Paper Company,
which shut down for the
Christmas holidays Wednes-
day, December 21, is sche-
duled to resume operations
on Monday, January 2.
The Department of Natural
Resources announced yes-
terday that shell fish harvest-
ing may be resumed in the
Indian Pass at sunrise this
Indian Lagoon, the only
oyster producing area in Gulf
County, was shut down by the
Department December 14
because of high bacteria
count in the Lagoon
A. test was made of the
waters last Wednesday, but
the Department refused to
open the waters for fishing at
go along with its
, the hamburger.
,caicaut IMP f diuI.tana
Wet I li Ie the dic kens Ul
to do it, but, beginning the
first of the new year, The
Star will cost you more--
because it is costing us
more to produce.
Beginning with the first
issue in January, a copy of
the paper from news-
stands will cost 25 cents, or
an increase of a nickel.
Mail subscriptions will be
$10.00 per year for sub-.
scribers in Gulf County
and $15.00 per year for
those who live outside the
Unusual weather in Port St. Joe for the
past several days provided some interesting
and tragic pictures. In the top photo above,
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Richardson received this
effect from leaving their hose running all
night at the corner of their home. In the next
picture down, Jimmy Wilson was only one of
many who had the task of fixing burst water
pipes Tuesday morning. In the third photo
from the top, the mobile home of Duane
Burch is lying on its side where it was blown
Wednesday morning by a tornado which
ripped .through the Jones Homestead area.
In the bottom photo, a mimosa tree in the
front yard of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Lawrece
testifies to the cold temperature with its
mantle of ice which collected over night
Saturday night from a water hose running in
the tree's branches.
1983, the Year's Nearly Gone
A Synopsis of the Most Important Stories of the Year
Port St. Joe and Gulf County joined the rest
of the nation in 1983, and started a slow climb out
of a recession which gripped the nation. Most of
Port St. Joe's industrial complex operated
steadily the past year, with the exception of
Basic, Inc. This industry had a better year than
the previous one, but still had fitfull operation
due to continued operations problems in the steel
industry, Basic's largest customer by far, for its
There was one small business which closed
its doors during the past year in Port St. Joe and
one new business, the Rubber House, opened its
doors. A snow cone business opened and closed in
Wewahitchka, and a physical fitness studio also
opened in Wewahitchka.
Without a doubt the most important story of
the past year in Gulf County was the boom in real
estate and building on the waterfront property in
the county. The action was definitely at the
beaches, with buildings going up in record
number and real estate selling like hot cakes,
especially during the spring and summer
If it was located on the water, it was fair
game for fast commerce.
At one time this past spring, there were 135
housing units under construction at one time, all
in the beach areas.
Most of the construction frenzy was in the
building of townhouses, a fancy name for
apartment houses, with the apartments being
offered for sale rather than for rent. Most of the
units were sold before they were ever built.
The highlight of the construction binge came
just before the year end, when Jerry Branch of
Dothan, Alabama and Betty May of Port St. Joe
announced they would build a $4.5 million
complex at St. Joe Beach and broke ground for
Wewahitchka's Dead Lakes continued to
monopolize the news all year long, with
important legal steps taken in the much-argued
point of whether or not the dam should be
removed from the south end of the lakes and the
Chipola River be allowed to flow freely through
The year started with Dead Lakes Commis-
sion chairman, Jim Bozeman declaring that the
lakes were dead. For his trouble in sounding this
warning, Governor Bob Graham fired Bozeman
and other board members who favored taking
out the dam and replaced them with other
members who did not favor removing the dam.
Bozeman, Jerry Kelly and J. D. Helms were
not re-appointed to their positions and were
replaced by William Linton, Harland Pridgeon
and Forest Revell in February. The next month,
Dr. Raymond Lane and Tommy Williams of
Blountstown were appointed to round out the
board. Lane and Williams favor taking out the
Later in the early summer months, Calhoun
County Judge Jim Godwin stirred up the whole
thing by declaring the fishing permits which
allow a person to fish in the Lakes, were not legal
because the Dead Lakes Commission was not a.
legal body. He declared the Lakes were under..
the jurisdiction of the Northwest Florida Water
The Lakes' question has been in the courts
ever since trying to decide whether or not the
Commission is a legal board and which step do
we take from here in the matter of what to do
With nothing being definitely resolved in
1983, it is only fair to assume that the Dead Lakes
will also be at the forefront of the news during
1984 as well.
Port St. Joe's "Wednesday robber" stirred
(Continued On Page Eight)
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THURSDAY, DEC, 29, 1983
Support Growing to
Hike Drinking Age
We don't remember ever see-
ing such a push against drinking
and driving such as we have seen at
this Christmas time.
It would seem that every
publication we read each and every
week (and they are numerous) has
had an article, editorial, column or
cartoon, warning of the dangers of
drinking and driving, especially
here at holiday time.
Most of the articles deal with
drinking and driving just as it
Should be dealt with. They are
saying how inhuman, how incon-
siderate of others and how deadly
the practice can be.
No longer are the reminders
.polite and tinged with doing your
friend a favor. Most articles are
.practically a warning against
drinking and driving.
Possibly some of the emphasis
:is an after-shock of most of the
.states in the nation passing stiff
drunk driving penalties. In most
states now, a driver faces jail, loss
of his license and stiff fines if he is
convicted of drinking and driving.
Perhaps the warnings which are so
prevalent now are the result of
Ehose laws. If so, they are serving
Another piece of legislation
currently making the rounds, is on
a federal level which would raise
the legal drinking age to 21. Some
states, including Florida, have set
the age at 18.
President Reagan has run. the
big guns of the presidential office
into the battle behind making the 21
age limit law, and so encouraged&
the most of us who think it should
never have departed from that age
in the first place, if we are to have a
legal age at all.
A presidential commission has
recommended that states which
fail to adopt the 21 year threshold
for legal drinking, should have
their federal highway money with-
held. That's taking a cannon to kill
a mouse, but there's no denying it
would be effective, since the
majority of highway money comes
If it's legal to impose a 55 miles
per hour speed litiit, it should also
follow that a national drinking age
could be established.
We would suggest age 121, but
21 is better than 18.
1984 Bringing Task of
Selecting A President
The coming of the new year release of the airman.
will bring with it the opportunity to No doubt there will be others to
select a new president for the follow the current trip of Jesse
.'United States of America or decide Jackson, shouldre fail ip of Jech
to)keep the old one for another four Jc faldi his much
years, provided he decides to ask publicized attempt
5or a second te.rn.. .. ... -. Should one of the hopefuls gain
S- .. -.. ..- :,.',,.4 ie release of the pilot, we can
.t 'ead IPresidenfial hopefuls assume he would have the approval
'*e beginning to do things which of the Syrians as a President of the
dill attract attention to their United States and that just isn't a
candidacy and to their personali- good reason for us to give this
ties for the coming election. This person our vote:
;,causes us to put the election of a
VPresident in its proper perspective Neither will we look at a
%and decide what attributes we will candidate's past achievements,
look for in the selection of a such as being the first man in
candidate to cast a vote for come space, nor being a former vice
next November. president, or any number of
First, we will not cast our vote
-for a person because he made
headlines by going to Syria for the
expressed intention of trying to
gain the release of the captured
American pilot being held there. In
our own mind, we can't help but
believe the person or persons who
Would take such a trip is doing so
for the .Presidential publicity he
might recieve out of the trip rather
than a burning desire to gain the
Somehow, these achievements,
as unique as they are, hardly
qualify one to be President.
We'll spend the year looking at
the common sense of the candi-
dates and consider their headline
activities and statements as just so
much campaign fodder and possi-
bly a good reason not to vote for
certain candidates rather than
reasons for a vote in favor.
SA MAN'S WORLD
. BY SHAD PHANTRY
^ *' -
What a time to catch
"writer's cramp!" It's the
one time of year that I have,
virtually nothing to do and '.
had planned on catching up
on a lot of articles that I have
wanted to write. Now that the
time is here I can't think of a
thing that I thought of last
week. I should have written
them down, but I didn't.
Christmas is over. There's
a lot to be said for that.
Parents can now sit down
and try to figure out how to
pay for all the Santa Claus
they bought for the kidg. At
least that's what we are
going to do. I want to wish
Sears, Gayfers and Western
Auto good luck collecting
from me. They are going to
need it. I told my wife not to
charge all that stuff.
The Saint Joseph Bay
Chapter of the American
Association of Retired Per-
sons will offer free- blood
pressure readings to every-
one of all ages at the Florida
"National Bank on: Tuesday,
January 3 from 10 a.m. to 1
Make 1984 a year of taking
good care of; yourself- by
having your blood pressure
checked by the trained vol-
unteers provided by the Saint
Joseph Bay Chapter of the
American Association of Re-
tired Persons. -
The new year looms as big
as a sick elephant on the
horizon. Who knows what
1984 will bring? I certainly
don't and I don't want to
know. I'm just going to take
it one day at a time and hope
I can survive. If it's anything
like last year I might not
make it. 1983 was rough as a
dried out corn cob! And it's
^"-not over yet.
Several things happened to
me that are of no particular
significance. One was that I
quit playing golf. My wife
cried a lot about that. She
cried even more when I fell
off the "golf wagon!" Jim
Harrison, Billy Barlow and
Don Parker lost my wife's
friendship for life when they
came by my house and
dragged me off to the golf
course. And it was on the
coldest day in the history of
Florida, December 24, 1983...
well, the next to the coldest.
Christmas day was the cold-
est, I believe.
Anyway, I returned home
that night about six-thirty to
find my picture had been
turned face down again.
There was no place set for
me at the table and both my
Christmas presents were in
the dog house. I was, too!
Another uneventful thing
that happened was that we
got rid of our dog, Bruno.
Certainly you remember
Bruno! He's the only dog (as
far as we know) that is a
certified member of the Boy
Scouts of America. We still
get his copies of Boy's Life
but so far have not forwarded
any of them to him. I keep
them and read them myself.
It's a good magazine. I was
certain you would want' to
know about the status of
Another event of even less
importance than any of the
above happened to me in
1983. I had a birthday in
October. You may think that
it's not 'important and. it's
not. I just said it wasn't. It is
important in one respect,
however. Most people my
age have stopped having
birthdays. I'm trying to find
out how they do it. Most of
them peem to grow older
regardless of the absence of
celebration. I have quit cele-
Speaking of age, there is
one thing I would like to note,
The door of youth is slowly
but surely closing on me and
my generation. Most of us
are well aware of it but a few
fail to accept it. It is an
inescapable fact and we can't
deter it. I think, however,
that my cousin Lorrie's state-
ment to my mother is fitting
and proper, and I would like
to convey it from me to you.
"I hope you live to be a
hundred 'and I don't ever
I hope you have a Happy
and Successful New Year!!!
Dear Mr. Ramsey:
I think everybody should
obey the law, not just Marion
I asked you for an apology
from yourself and the paper
in reference to the facts as
stated on December 8, 1983.
The fact is in the City-
Commission meeting I asked
the City Attorney what the
law was for a police officer to
stop someone without prob-
able cause, and I wanted to
know if they- could stop
Officer James McGee from
harassing me. I told, the
Commission he was concern-
ed about me not having a
drivers license. When,his son
was in a wreck and he didn't
have any license, the City
Police Department who char-
ged him for the wreck did not
charge.him'for not having a
I CAN NOW relate to Rodne.\
D. angerfield when he comes up with
that now famous line, "I don't get no
1 know what he means. I
.empathize with Rodney. It isn't the
best ofl feelings when you fail to get
d'espect...or even consideration.
Christmas has come and gone and
the-lack of respect- or even worse,
the presence of dis-respect, was
evident in one of the Christmas gifts I
There wasn't even the usual
recktie which looked like a self
liortrait by an Orangutan, or the ever
n present pairs of sox which were either
too big or too little. I didn't even get a
shirt to add to the stash already
repining in the bottom dresser drawer
jest waiting their turn to get into the
: I didn't get the first bottle of after
shave lotion, good or bad smelling.
There was no billfold, no handker-
chiefs, no underwear and no belts. The
usual gifts just weren't there. There
was nothing to exchange, nothing the
wrong size or the wrong color. On the
Can Isn't Your First Line Christmas Present, But I Got Two!*
surface of it. you would think my
cache of Christmas presents were just'
right and e\ erything was all aces with
me and my Christmas gifts received.
hadn't received that gift, I might have
received none at all.
It's not the color of the gift. If it
wasn't the "basic dark brown" which
it is, it could have been a color which
L By: W(
I feel as if Cbristmas was a
complete bust because of the gift I
received. I don't know if it is a
not-so-subtle hint, a slam, a put-down,
or an indication of things to come.
I only feel as if my Christmas
present was a giant expression of no
.4- -4-4-4 -
I'M NOT COMPLAINING about
receiving the gift. you understand. If I
bottle of Vitalis.
I picked up the normal size four
ounce bottle and saw that it was $3.00.
Sitting right beside it was a seven
ounce bottle for $3.79. I bought the
esley R. Ramsey
just clashed with everything, espe-
cially my eyes, or what is left of my
It isn't the size, since it is the
large economy size, which it has
always been my habit to buy.
I bought a jar ot nair tonic from
Rex Buzzett the other day. I buy about
one bottle a year, so I know Rex was
glad to see I was giving him,my hair
tonic business this time. I bought a
seven ounce bottle, even though it will
probably last me for nearly two years.
By that time, it'll probably be
$4.79 for the bottle and I will have
saved a dollar, plus the bargain I got
from buying the large economy size.
Frenchie sends me to the store for
a half gallon of milk. I usually buy the
full gallon size because it costs very
little more than the half gallon size.
That's my philosophy in buying the
large economy size.
My present wasn't too large, nor
was it too small.
MY CHRISTMAS PRESENT was
certainly a surprise. Hardly anyone
would think of receiving such an item
for Christmas, birthdays, anniversa-
ries, wedding or christenings. One
just doesn't give such an item as a
I have never thought of such an
item for a present, even with the tough
time I sometimes have in deciding
what to purchase some particular
person as a gift.
It just had never crossed my mind
that a garbage can would make an
appropriate gift...for Christmas or at
any other time.
When it comes to gift giving,
garbage cans are way down the list of
possibilities of things to give someone.
As a matter of fact, I don't ever
remember getting that far down in my
gift selection list. A garbage can has
never ever been considered on my list
of possibilities for a gift.
I not only received one garbage
can for Christmas, I received two
garbage cans for Christmas.
It wasn't as if I needed even one
garbage can. At least half the bottom
is left in the ones I have now. At least
one of the cans can still be picked up
with everything inside remaining
inside. The other can allows only
about half the garbage to fall out on
the ground, provided it isn't in a
plastic bag when it was put in the can.
One has to remember, that a
garbage can with a hole in the bottom
is sanitary. It doesn't allow the water
to stand inside and breed mosquitoes,
nor add to the weight when it has to be
picked up to be emptied.
I had never before thought of
getting or giving a garbage can for
Christmas. I admit, the idea had
never crossed my mind.
With the problems I have thinking
of an appropriate gift for some people,
though, you can bet I'm going to write
down the idea and come next
Chistmas, I might be passing out a
few garbage cans myself.
The tide action in St.
Joseph's Bay is shown in the
tide table below. The infor-
mation is furnished by the
U.S. Weather Bureau in Apa-
Jan.4 10:12p.m. 8:24a.m.
Jan. 5 9:03 a.m.
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Northwest Florida isn't prepared for that type
of weather. Those who depended on water pumps
for their water supply were hit hard by the deep
freeze of the week end. Hardware stores did a
lahd-office business Monday and Tuesday of this
week, selling all sorts of pipe, fittings, pumps and
other articles associated with providing running
water. Broken and frozen pipes were more
common than they were unusual.
Jimmy McNeill, who has lived at Indian
Pass all his life, said Money Bayou was frozen
over solid enough for him to stand on.
"That's the first time I have ever seen the
Bayou frozen over like that", he said.
Rev. J. C. Odum, who was supplying the
Advice On C
BY ROY LEE CARTER
County Extension Director
Sometimes our Sunshine
state isn't so sunny or warm.
In spite of a reputation for
balmy tropical breezes, Flo-
rida does have its moments
of frigid temperatures, per-
" haps not cold enough to
bother winter visitors, but
certainly below the safety
range for tender plants. So,
after each frost, we usually
get questions concerning
what to do about freeze
While the colder locations
of our nation experience
heavy snows during this
season of the year,- we
seldom see a blanket of white
covering Florida landscapes.
Nevertheless, our tempera-
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Monday: Freshman En
Tues.: American Litera
Wed.: General Psychol
at 6:30 P.M. at
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All classes will be held at
from 6:30 p.m. 9:15 p.i
Spring Term Ends May
Call the College. at
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for further information
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-Continued from Page I
pulpit in an Eastpoint church Sunday morning,
reported Apalachicola Bay on the eastern
shore was frozen for a distance of about 150
feet out into the bay on Sunday morning.
Florida Power Corporation alternated shut-
ting power off in different parts of the city for 15
minutes at the time to conserve power. Officials at
the local office said the utility had a generator go
out during the heavy drain on the power supply to
run heaters. A complete generating plant was
down on Tuesday.
Much of the Panhandle suffered water
shortages when freezing temperatures at treat-
ment plants curtailed a full supply. This supply
problem was added to the mass of frozen pipes at
tures often drop low enough have already suffered s
to injure and even kill cold injury, do not relax
ornamentals and fruit trees, guard. More frigid wea
So frost damage is a real may be on the way.
concern throughout the prepared to keep your pr
winter months. I will discuss plants as warm as posi
the kind of cold injury that each time the weather
most often occurs to popular predicts freezing temp
landscape specimens, and tures. Try not to encoul
offer some suggestions on any new growth until allf
what to do to help plants damage has passed.
recover from Jack Frost's Finally, be a little phil
icy attacks. My information phical. If you do lose ,on
for this article was provided two of your tender o
by Extension Horticulturist mental, let's look at it
Dr. Robert J. Black. way, worse things c
When landscape plants happen. This will give yc
.freeze, the first impulse of chance to add someth
most 'gardeners is to get-out new, perhaps some spe
the pruning shears and cut native to your area that
away.dead and dying leaves not as subject to cold d
and branches. But, this real- age. Anyway, with thousa
ly isn't a good idea. As a rule,
you can't tell how much
damage has been done until
plants start new growth in
the spring. So, if you prune
immediately after a freeze,
you may cut away live wood
that doesn't have to be lost.
Also, leaves and branches
which have been killed can
help protect the rest of a
plant against further cold
injury. But, if you are
absolutely determined to
prune, be prepared to pro-
vide covering and any other
needed protection, to guard
what's left of your plants
against the. next cold' snap,
Severe cold may kill some
of your tender landscape and
patio ornamentals all the
way down to the soil line.
But, such' specimens like FIN
rubber plants, philodendrons li
..and-.,poinsettias could .sur "OFTHE
prise you be sending up new
shoots in the spring. So don't
give up on them too soon. K
Allow enough time for them
to revive, after warm wea-
Both flower buds andNO
stems of azaleas often suffer N
cold damage. Bud injury will PRICE REDU
'be evident if your plants APPLY:
produce few, or no flowers at' T I |
blooming time. Stem damage THU I
will show up later in the
spring and early summer, FR' ID
when some branches die.
That will be the time for SA TI
pruning. Just cut out dead A
branches, as you find them, I
always pruning back to live O N L
Low temperatures often
cause bud injury and leaf
burn on camellias. Damaged
buds will either drop from
the plants, or open only
partway, revealing brown
centers. Leaf damage on
camellias usually isn't too
much of a problem. In most
cases, as new leaves come
out in the spring, the old
frost-burned leaves will just
drop off the plants.
Whatever you do, even if
your landscape ornamentals
to see your good
411 Reid Ave.
229-6514 or 229-6103
Like a good neighbor.
State Form is there.
Home Oflce.: Bloomington. Illiol.
individual homes and other outlets.
Lloyd Pitts, at Port St. Joe's water treatment
plant, told The Star, "We kept the water running.
We had a couple of valves freeze, but they were
repaired immediately and the water supply ran
without interruption or threat. We had no danger
of the supply being shut off."
Some good comes out of everything, and many
people took advantage of the unusual weather
conditions to turn on outside water sources and
make some interesting ice sculptures. The
formations probably didn't do trees and shrubs
any good, but they provided some interesting and
beautiful formations for the property owner to
admire and take pictures of. Many of these
pictures will be sent to relatives up north, showing
them what was sent to Florida for Christmas.
Best of all, no injuries or life-threatening
situations were reported in the Port St. Joe area
from the inclement temperatures.
We Carry A Full Line of
at The Star
306 Williams Ave.
ie of plants to choose from and
ir a general mild climate, who
er can complain?
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
22nd Street Mexico Beach
CHARLES M. PARKER, Minister
WORSHIP SERVICE .............. 9:00 A.M., C.S.T.
CHURCH SCHOOL ............... 10:00 A.M., C.S.T.
CHOIR REHEARSAL (Wednesday) .. 6:00 P.M., C.S.T.
to the 457 people whose Christmas
Lagniappe orders we were unable to fill
Christmas week. The Florida Department of
Natural Resources kept us from filling your
orders by closing Indian Lagoon. The water
flowing into Indian Lagoon is the same as 50
years ago the difference is in changing the
state agency controlling the opening and-
closing of oyster harvesting waters. The
Florida State Board of Health realized it was
neither feasible nor NECESSARY to put
diapers on the deer, fox, and coons roaming--
the St. Vincents and Indian Pass areas.
Thank you for your business in the past;'
and your tremendous response to our ad. We
at Indian Pass, (including the deer, fox, and
coons) wish each one of you a very
HAPPY NEW YEAR.
!8SwaS! aimiSa8!S ma mmSB8!Sm8!!Seaewa8^
THE PULPIT OF THE CITY
First Baptist Church ,
Port St. Joe, Florida
9:45 ........ Bible Study (all ages)
11:00. .... Worship (Live WJBU-AM)
6:00 ............ Church Training
7:00 .................. W orship
HOWARD BROWNING .
.I 1ot m mm o
DAR Hosts Annual Membership
Tea at the Lovely McCain Home
The lovely and unique
home of Mrs. Marvin McCain
on Monument Avenue was
:the scene of the ninth annual
:Christmas Membership Tea
:given by St. Joseph Bay
GChapter Daughters of the
:American Revolution, Wed-
riesday, December 21.
:'--The warm, cheerful, can-
:dlelighted and beautifully
:decorated home was a wel-
come haven on the chilly and
:dreary afternoon of the first
:day of winter- a wonderful
:time for a party.
: Mrs. McCain and Mrs.
'Ralph Swatts, Sr., Chapter
"Regent, received the guests
by the traditional Christmas
:tree at the entryway. Former
:Regents, Mrs. Charles
-rown, Mrs. Thomas Owens
:and Mrs. Paul Fensom, were
,invited by Mrs. Swatts to
receive with her. Mrs. Nobie
Stone, party hostess, re-
.: Winton Eugene White is
one of more than 120 indivi-
duals who received degrees
from New Orleans Baptist
Theological Seminary during
recent graduation exercises
bn the New Orleans campus.
A native of Panama City,
and graduate of Stetson
University White completed-
all requirements for the
AMaster of Divinity degree.
He is married to the former
Patrician Prince of Port St.
: At its main campus in New
Orleans and at eight exten-
sion centers, New Orleans
Baptist Theological Semi-
nary continues to record
significant enrollment in-
&reases. During the 1982-83
academic year, more than
2300 students were enrolled.
This is a 19.7 percent in-
rease over the previous
year. This year's graduates
oin more than 10,000 alumni
wvho have gone out from New
Michael A. Cassani recent-
ly received his Bachelor of
Science degree in Materials
Management and Procure-
ient at the Fall commence-
thent exercises at Florida
State University. While at-
tending he was active in
ihtermural sports, the Gam-
mia Rho chapter of Theta Chi
fraternity, and was a found-
ing member of the Phi Sigma
Epsilon professional busi-
Michael is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. H. L. Cassani of St.
New Year's Eve
Program at Zion
SThere will be a New Year's
program at Zion Fair Mis-
sionary Baptist Church Sun-
day, January 1 at 11:00.
i Mrs. Debbie Ward will be
the guest speaker. Everyone
is invited to attend. Rev.
Alonzo Moore is pastor of the
The true story that has
gistered the guests and di-
rected them to the refresh-
Miss Kelley McCain,
daughter of Mrs. McCain,
and Miss Mari Harrison,
granddaughter of Mrs.
Swatts, presided at the re-
freshment table and served
the traditional coffee frappe.
Others assisting were Mrs.
William Quarles, Jr., Mrs.
James B. Roberts, Mrs.
Carver Byrd and Mrs. Stiles
Invited were prospective
members, mothers and
daughters of members and
other chapter friends. Se-
venty guests attended.
Daughters of the American
Revolution is a patriotic
society whose objects are to
perpetuate the memory and
spirit of the men and women
who achieved American In-
dependence, "to promote, as
Orleans trained for a variety
of Christian ministries.
The fourth largest ac-
credited theological semi-
nary in the world, New
Orleans Seminary offers as-
sociate, master, and doctoral
degrees in theology, music
and religious education as
well as non-degree certifi-
cates. .It is one of six
seminaries owned and opera-
ted by the Southern Baptist
Convention. All programs
are accredited by the Asso-
ciation of Theologial Schools
and the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools. The
church music programs, are
also accredited by the'Na-
tional Association of Schools
WINTON EUGENE WHITE
Fairyland Ice House
The record low freezing temperatures experienced on Christmas Eve and Day resulted in
this fairyland-looking ice sculpture. Mr. and Mrs. Steve Hattaway left the sprinkler on the front
entrance way of their home at 804 Garrison Avenue, and created this ice sculpture, one of many
evident on Christmas Day in Port St. Joe.
The Gulf County Volunteer
Ambulance Squad is trying to
solicit enough interested per-
sons so that they can offer the
EMT course in Port St. Joe.
This course carries college
credit and meets two nights a
.. week.':1M If,.terested, please
call 227-1278 or 229-6965.
: Starring JUUE HARRIS
- EILEEN HECKART
Long Ave. Baptist
Sat., Dec. 31
324 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe
Is Your New Year's Resolution
to Lose Weight?
Join Our Next
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Master the skills of effective weight
loss & life-time weight management.
DR. WILLIAM C. THOMAS
WISHES YOU A
Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year
And A FREE GIFT for You!
Start the New Year with
Chiropractic care for your health.
Bring This Coupon with You and Receive
$50.00 Off on Your First Visit
EXAMINATION AND TREATMENT
COUPON EXPIRES JAN. 31. 1984
0 Dr. William C. Thomas
Complete Professional Chiropractic
Care for Adults and Children
Open: Tues. & Thurs. 10 a.m. 5 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
THE STAR, Part St. Joe. Fla. TH(URSDA)Y, D)EC. 29. 1993
THE ST.R, Port St. Joe. Fla. THURSDAYY, DEC. 29, 1983 PAGE FIVE
S"The Hiding Place," Movie OBITUARY:
Is Showing Dec. 31 at LABC Clyde Staples Dies
The true-life story of Corrie Underground during the Ger- "The Hiding Place". Now a On Christmas Day
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ten uoom, a former INazi
prisoner, will be presented
through the motion picture,
"The Hiding Place" on Sa-
turday, December 31 at 8:00
PM at the Long Avenue
Baptist Church Watch Night
This remarkable story of
tragedy and victory shares
the experiences of a family
who was willing to risk all for
others. The ten Booms be-
came involved in the Dutch
306 Williams Ave.
Port St. Joe
man occupation of world
War II by hiding Jews in a
secret room built in their
house, thereby aiding them
in their escape from the
Nazis. As a result of a raid by
soldiers, Corrie's family was
taken prisoner and Corrie
was sent to the dreaded
concentration camp, "Ra-
"The Hiding Place" por-
trays the de-humanizing
agonies of a concentration
camp...the personal confu-
sion and conflicts of both
victors and vanquished...the
confrontation of military
might and gentle ministry...
and the costs of caring for
Millions of readers have
cried, suffered and triumph-
ed with Corrie ten Boom and
her family through the book
motion picture captures all
the power, excitement and
sheer dramatic force that
sets this story apart from all
others. See "The Hiding
Place", a World Wide Pic-
tures production, and share
in a miracle of love.
Clyde H. Staples of Lands
Landing, Wewahitchka. pas-
sed away Sunday evening,
December 25 at his resi-
dence. He was a resident of
Wewahitchka for the past
eight years and was retired
from the hardware business.
He is survived by: his wife.
Christina Staples of Wewa-
hitchka: a st,.. Edwin Stap-
les of Roslindale. Mass.: two
daughters. Mrs. Barbara
Patchell of Pineville. La. and
Surprise Visit by Santa
Children who dropped by the Community Grocery last Friday evening were surprised
when they saw that Santa Claus had decided to visit the local store also. Santa distributed can-
dy to the children and listened as they told him what they hoped he would bring them on
Christmas Eve. -Star photo
LEARNING TO SEE
SMainy visidn skills are
learned and developed from
birth through childhood. Just
as parents stimulate a young
child's ability to walk, speak
and think, they can also
stimulate the sense of sight
Certain games and toys
improve general eye move-
ments, eye-hand coordina-
tion, shape and size discrimi-
nation, and your child's
Toys and activities which
are recommended to help
develop a child's sense of
sight can be as simple as a
crib mobile (for playing
peek-a-boo). As the child
ages, the complexity of the
toys and activities should in-
crease. For example, a peg-
hammering set or puzzle
with large pieces would be
beneficial for a two-year-old.
A four-year-old can benefit
from more complex puzzles
or, perhaps, follow-the-dot
As your child approaches
school age, the ability to dis-
criminate shapes and sizes
will help in learning how to
read, and good visual
memory will help in under-
standing what is read. Im-
proved eye-hand coordina-
tion will facilitate writing
and sports participation.
Brought to You As A
Community Service by
DR. WESLEY GRACE
322 Long Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida
42nd St. 2 bdrm., 1 ba.
Cen. h&a. Furnished, includes
washer. Owner financing.
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.
Louisiana Dr. NEW! 2 bdrm., 2 ba.
Suspended balcony overlooks liv-
ing room w fireplace. Dbl. car
garage. Reduced, $65,000.00.
Hwy. 98 (near 4th St.) 3 bdrm., 1 ba.
Excel. view of the water.
Hwy. 98 (near 24th St.) Sandy
Hollow. Lg. 3 bdrm., 2 ba., com-
pletely f rnished. Excel. view of
the Gulf. $65,000.00.
Circle Dr. 3 bdrm., 2 ba. brick
home on 1'A 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. wil 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
Oak St. NEW! 3 bdrm. 2 ba. cedar
,home tllg screened po'ch.
SSJJneck o baIk-N6w.T.apr,,3r. aD-
Maryland Blvd.- 2 bdrm., 2 ba
Completely furnished, wooden sun
deck on back, $01,500.00.
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.
Hatley Dr. NEW! 3 bdrm.,
2 ba. homes under construction.
$46,550.00 to $49,000.00. VA and
FHA approved. A small down pay-
ment will get you into these affor-
New Listing: 1st St. 3 bdrm.
2 ba. mobile home. Comp. furnish-
ed. Close to beach! Owner financ-
New Listing: Hwy. 98 NEW!
2 bdrm., 1 V! ba. townhouse.;.
WATERFRONT! Many extras in-
clude sky lights & ceil. fans.
-$82,000.00. Owner financing
WINDSONG TOWNHOUSES: NEW! 3
bdrm.. 3 ba.. 1,500 sq. ft. & 1927 sq.
ft. Many amenities. WATER-
FRONT! Covered parking, Euro-
pean cabinetry & more. $98,750.00
and $125,000.00 preconstruction.
Gulf View Townhouses 2 bdrm.. 21'
ba. Each unit has dishwasher, dis-
posal, refrigerator, cen. h&a.
Private upper and lower decks.
$79,500.00. Excel. owner financing
Casa Del Mar Townhouses 2 bdrm...
1'% ba. Completely furnished.
Sundeck with super view of the
Pier Pointe Townhouses 2 bdrm. 1 V/
ba. Sunken liv. rm w cathedral ceil-
ing w/ceiling fan. Completely land-
scaped. $78,500.00. Only 1 left.
Sand Cliff Villas 3 bdrm.. 3 ba.
Unobstructed view of the water!
1870 sq. ft. living space.
Bluewater Townhouses NEW! 2
bdrm 1'2 ba. Beachside! Good
view of the water. Stained glass
port hole! Upper and lower decks!
LOTS ON MEXICO
Hwy. '98 (near 42nd St.) 275' on
Hwy. 98 x 60' along left side on
Arizona Ave. Mexico Beach. 3
bdrm.. 2 ba. lovely stone home in
quiet residential rea. Cathedral ceil-
ing. fireplace & many more extras
Juniper Ave. Port St. Joe Beautiful 3
bdrm. 2 ba. home wisv:m 0ool &
patio. energy efficient heat pump &
ailu sorinkler system, fireplace. 2
car garage wiauto, opener. ceiling
fans & built-in apple. Close to schools
Fla Power Energy Efficient Award
canal x 320.6' along back on canal.
Commercial property. $155.000.00.
Hwy. 98 (near 24th St.) Approx. 1.82
acres of commercial property. Sur-
rounded by canal. $434,400.00.
Corner 22nd St. & Hwy. 98 100'x100'
Corner 12th St, & Hwy. 98 90'x190'
lot. Commercial property.
Corner 3rd St. & Hwy. 98 50'x150'
15th St. 3 acres. 100'x1307'. 100'x
200' is commercial property.
15th St. Irregular shaped lot in nice
subd. Has septic tank installed &
shallow well. Yard sodded.
7th St. (2) 108'x100' lot. $10,000 ea.
Maryland Blvd. 75'x100' lot.
5th St. Irregular shaped lot.
Arizona Ave. Lots 6, 8, 10, 12, 14
110'x116' ea. $7,500.00. Owner
27th St. 100'x100' lot. Excel-
view of the water. Owner financing.
Fortner Ave. 50'x100' lot. Com-
pletely cleared. Close to beach!
Fortner Ave. 50'x100' lot. Com-
pletely cleared. Close to beach!
ST. JOE BEACH
Water letA St. Joe
,r x 3 deep. $164,400.00.
Oatk ST 751t-90' or Has aer1.c'-
larek, 5haIIc,* %eli. pAer pole ar.1a
gas hook-up. $9.500.00.
Oak St. 75'x150' lot. $6,500.00.
Coronado St. 75'x150' lot. $8,500.00.
Cortez St. 75'x150' lot. $8,900.00.
Cortez St. (2) 75'x150' lots. $8,900.00
ea. Owner financing.
Ponce de Leon (2) 75'x150' lots.
$8,900.00 ea. Owner financing.
Desoto St., 50'x125' lot. Has shal-
low well. $11,900.
Pineda St. (3) 50'x125' lots:
$60,000.00. Owner financing. Good
view of the water!
Court. St. 2 bdrm., 1 ba. home
on 2 lots. Lg. screened in patio. Ex.
Ig. storage area. On 2 lots.
Corner Desoto & Alabama NEW!
2 bdrm., 1V ba. home on I). lot.
Study can be ex. bdrm. Lg. sun
deck w view of the water.
Coronado Townhouses 2 bdrm.. 1 V
ba. Stucco w stone columns. Deck
with excellent view of the water!
PORT ST. JOE
Monument Ave. Extra nice! 3 bdrm.,
3'A 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. short walk to Bay.
Duvall St. Oak Grove 3 bdrm.. 2 ba.
i On Ig. lot. $37,200.00.
Long Avenue 3 bdrm.. 1 ha. Has
assumable mortgage. Nice yd.
Room for addition. $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
Ig. lot. nice back yard. extra. store.
McClellan Ave. 3 bdrm.. 1 ba. home
w 2 car garage. Fenced in back yd.
Close to schools. $36.900.
Hwy. 98 near Port St. Joe 225' on
Hwy. 98 x 115' lot. Overlooks Bay.
Excellent spot for new business.
CAPE SAN BLAS
WATERFRONT LOT Indian Pass
Beach 115' on the Gulf of Mexico
x 358' deep. $60.000.00.
Corner of Fla. & 8th St.- Mexco
Beach Nice brick 3 bdrm. 2 ba brck
home on corner lot 50 x150' has
garage. Ig screened roch, new ce -
ing fans. range & 'ef pg & also a cen
vacuum cleaner System Assdm mor.
Igace Call us fnr details
Georgia Ave. Mexico Beach. Nice
frame one bdrm. 1 ba furnished
home on a lovely 75 t00 lot Back
porch, ceiling fans Great for retire
meant couple or starter home
Love Boating? Be close to op
Gulf on canal in beautiful 3 bdrm.
ba. brick & redwood home. Many
tras include laundry rm, & s
detached workshop & office
possible apt.) w deck on top
beautiful view of Gulf. 43rd St.. M
HIGHWAY 98 & 31st ST.
MEXICO BEACH, FLORIDA
1-800-874-5073 (Outside Fla.)
1-800-342-6692 (Inside Fla.)
PRICES REDUCED on cedar town.
houses with 2 bdrm.. 1V, ba..
sundeck. screened porch. Ig. utility
Den rm. Comp. furnished. Attractive
..2 owner financing. Just paces from
ex- Gulf at Mexico Beach.
Year In and Year Out You Will Do Well With
The Insurance Store Since 1943
Auto Home Business Life
Flood Bonds Mutual Funds
8:30 till 6:00 Monday through Friday
221 Reid Avenue Phone 227-1133
We Are HERE to Service What We Sell
ROY SMITH, Agent FRANK HANNON, Agent
Services will be held
Thursday, December 29, 2:00
P.M. at The First United
Pentecostal Church of Wewa-
hitchka with the Rev. Kevin
Cox officiating. Burial will be
Mrs. Rebecca Farris of Dix-
mont, Maine: four brothers,
Ralph and Lee Staples of
Maine, Ernest Staples of
Oklahoma and Randy Stap-
les of Maryland: one sister.
Gladys Switzer of Maine; 19
grandchildren, and seven
Save 10% to 70%
Pre-Inventory Clearance Sale
The Biggest Sale ever at St. Joe Furniture Co. We
would like to move everything in our store. We leave
for the Atlanta Furniture Show January 7th and would
like to completely restock.
New Orleans 5-Pc. Suit, Bookcase Headboard........ wass599.00oo 49900
Lehigh 5-Pc. Suit, 1 Triple Dresser, 1 Double Dresser.. was $99.00 $59900
New Orleans 5-Pc. Suite, Oak Finish...............as$799.00o 64900
Murphy 5-Pc. Suite, Solid Hardwood .............. Was$92900 799
Broyhill 5-Pc. Suite, LaPetite ................... was$1056 85600
Lane 5-Pc. Suite, Oak ........ ........ass1544.75 $129900'
Broyhill 5-Pc. Suite, Cherry.................Ws$1879.95 15990
Lane 5-Pc. Suite, Oak .....................as $145.00 1599
Broyhill 5-Dr. Chest, Headboard, Night Stand.......was$64.0o $55900
Broyhill Sectional..... .............Ws$1408.00. N.ow109900
Simmons Hide-A-Beds (3) ...................as w999.9.. 699
New Orleans Sleeper & Love Seat .............. w$899..00o ow 6990
Frankline Sofa, 2 Chairs & Ottoman .................... o98900
New Orleans LoveSeat and Chair-..;-. .. .... Was $339.00
Johnson Baker Love Seat .. ............... .as$399.oo
Frankline Love Seat ........... .. . . as. $499.99
Broyhill Chairs (2) . . . . . . as $313.50
Burris Recliner ................ ........... as $349.99
Franklin Reciner............................ .wass6.oo
Broyhill Table with 6 Chairs, Classic Oak ......... as $.187.50 Now 899
Tell City Table with 4 Chairs, Maple ....... . as $909.75 Now 69900
Wicker Dinette, Table with 2 chairs.................. $13995
Rachlin Dinette, Table with 2 chairs ....................... $1299
Davis Corner China ..................................$ 2990
Tell City Server .......................as $499.95 Now 369
Tell City Water Bench ........ ........ was439.95 Now 299
Rachlin Cane Back Chairs ................... were$..s 5 Now 36
Bunk Bed, complete with Mattresses ............ . ow$249
Gun Cabinet, Solid Pine . . . . . . . .. w$1299
End Tables ................ ......... e99.00 Now....4995
Turner Music Center .................................. ow59
Lane Cedar Chest..........................Was $439.95 Now $339
Turner Wall Unit . . . . . . . . NowEA pc. $8900
Royal Trundle Bed, complete with Mattresses ............. Now 239
Wall Accessories ....................... .FOM10% 70% off
Bedding, Select Pieces ....................... As Much As 60 % off
BIG SAVINGS ON FLOOR COVERING
We Thank You for A Good 1983 at St. Joe Furniture Co. and we hope
we can help you make your home more beautiful in 1984.
SALE ENDS JANUARY 7th at 6:00 P.M.
in the family plot of Jehu
Services are under the
direction of Gilmore Funeral
Happy A Happy New Year!!
Harmon [Realty, Inc.
Corner 14th Street & Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach
RL 3, Box 157A, Port St. Joe, Flrida
1-9041648-5767 After Hours: (904) 648-5249
GULF SATELLITE SYSTEMS
ST. JOE FURNITURE CO.
"A FAMILY BUSINESS BUILT ON SERVICE"
Reid Avenue Port St. Joe Phone 22
PAGE SIX THE STAR, Port St. Joe. Fla. THURSD):1, DEC. 29, 1983
SCountry home: 3 bdrms.,
Iv. rm., din. rm., 2 baths, 5
acres land, barn, fruit trees,
iecan trees, beautiful
lowers and shrubs, $45,000
Wewahitchka. Call 1/904/
3 653-9622 or 1/904/639-2971.
For Sale by Owner: 3
bdrm., 2 ba. house, sep. l.r.,
d.r., kitchen & den. Cen.
h&a. Located on 2 lots with
chain link fence. $35,500.
Owner will finance. Located
at 212 6th St., Port St. Joe.
"Call 648-8257. 2tp 12/22
3 bedroom, 1 ba. home, air
:,ond., carpeting, carport.
306 16th St. Call 229-8884.
SNice property: Magnolia Es-
tates, Howard Creek. Trailer
,w/addition on two (2)
!75'x140' lots w/chain link
:fence & deep well. Recently
painted and re-roofed. Call
1229-8000 after 5 p.m.
New Home by owner: 3
xbdrm., 2 ba., breakfast rm.,
;great rm. cen. h&a, double
garage, inside laundry, close
to schools. Corner of Tapper
'and Saunders Circle. $59,000. -
Call 229-6913. tfc 10/6'
House for Sale: 517 10th
St., Port St. Joe, $28,000.
, Owner financing available
with 25% down. Call after 6
Ip.m., 648-8339. tfc 9/15
For Sale by Owner: 3
Wdrm., 1 ba. family rm. and
separate garage. 1029 Mc-
lellan Ave. Contact Higdon
Swatts weekdays only
P29-7251. tfc 11/10.
Wanted ,ato Rent: 2
edroom JAWsee--mn t%
t caches area, clean arid
reasonable Call 648-5413.
1979 Mustang, auto., 4 cyl.,
power steering, no air cond.
Excel. cond. $2,950. Call 229-
8423. tfc 12/8
1973 Ford Torino,.8 cyl.,
p.s., a.t., good condition,
$500. Call after 5 p.m.,
229-8171. It 12/29
1983 200 SX Datsun, fully
loaded, $9,850. Call 648-8560.
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.
870 Remi. 3" magnum bar-
rell 30", full choke with rib,
like new..$80. Call 227-1356.
Small fiberglass runabout
with 10 h.p. Evinrude motor,
$750. Call 229-8630. 2t 12/22
12x50 trailer with screened
porch, very good cond.
$5,900. At Bryant's Landing,
229-8630. 2tp 12/22
ATC 200 Honda 3-wheeler,
excel. cond., $850. Call
229-8229 days or 227-1400
nights, ask for Randy.
14' fiberglass bateau- with
20 h.p. Johnson motor, galv.
trailer, $600. Call 229-8630.
Firewood for sale, $45.00 a
"load. Cut, split, stacked.
Hardwood. Jimmy Johnson,
after 3 p.m., 229-8757. ,
for Any Sewing Machine
We Cannot Repair
to clean, oil and adjust ten-
sion on your sewing mach-
ine. We guarantee your
machine can sew on any fab-
The Sewing Room
410A Reid Avenue
House for Rent in White Ci-
ty: 2 bdrms., Ig. living room,
unfurnished. Deposit re-
quired. Call 229-6825 after
5:00p.m. 4tp 12/29
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: 3 bedroom trail-
er at Overstreet. 648-5306.
Mobile home for rent: St.
Joe Beach. Super clean, exc.
cond., 2 bdrm., outdoor liv-
ing space & privacy. Can be
left completely furnished in-
cluding dishes, or partially
furn. according to your'
needs. $200 a month. First
and last month's rent re-
quired. Call 904/877-2564.
Rent: 3 bdrm., 2 ba., cen.
h&a,4storage; 1 block Gulf;
16th St., Mexico Beach. No
pets, $475 mo. Call 713-334-
5244 after 6 p.m. 3tp 12/22
Home for Rent: Complete-
ly furnished 2 bdrm., 1 ba,,
St. Joseph Bay Shores, St.
Joe Beach. Call days only,
Monday, Tues., Wed. & Fri.,
8 to 5,227-1812. 4tc 12/15
2 bedroom mobile home
for rent. Call 648-5229.
COTTAGE: 4 rooms, stor.
bldg., carport, Mexico
Beach, $175 mo. Call 713-
334-5244. 3tp 12/15
Office space for rent, 203
Monument Ave. Desirable
location. ,Call 22-8697 after 5
Beautiful LakeView. One
and two bedroom apart-
ments. Deep water dock. All
utilities paid. Also 2 bdrm.
cottage with deck. Cottage
and apartments furnished.
From $225.00. 639-5212
(Wewahitchka). tfc 12/1
Room for Rent: by day,
week, month. Air cond., TV.
Thames Hotel. 229-8723. 302
Reid Ave. tfc 10/27'
ST. JOSEPH BAY REALTY
9800B EAST HIGHWAY 98 P. 0. Bx 1332
MEXICO BEACH, FL 32410
REAL ESTATE SALES BEACH RENTALS
648-5011 Sales 648-5716 Rentals
11800-874-5299 (out of State)
ME B 41st St. To be constructed 1 bd.. 1
EXTRA SPECIAL!! ba. top of line construction -$41.500.
and Isle 3 bd 2 ,ba. den. 2 fire- 'Townhouse 2 bdrm., 1V/ ba. furnish-
ices, swimming pool on 21 g. lots. e d, $67,000. On 32nd St.
42nd St. 2 bd 1 ba. $63,500 only
RAND NEW HOME under con- 10% down at 13V'2% owner financ-
ruction now. Prices $46.550.00 ing.
D $49,000.00. VA & FHA with as Circle Dr. Sandpiper #1 3 bd. 2 ba.
ttle as $1.500.00 VA closing brick $79.000.
ost. or approx. $3.000.00 or less
ir FHA Gets you into these 3 Circle Dr. Sandpiper #2 3 bd 2 ba.
bedroom. 2 bath homes. -. brick at $79.000.
2 a hCircle Dr. 3 yrs. old 3 bd 2 ba. brick
k Ave.- 3 d..2 ba NEW house on- 24th and 25th Sts. 3 bd 2 bath only
ryland Ave. 2 trailers with 2 bd. 1
S$25000 and-$22 000. 28th St. & Hwy. 98- 2 bd 1 1/ ba. only 3
left at $59.900 ea.
rolina Ave. 2 bd. 1 ba. trailer only 4n 2
000. 42nd St. 2 bd 2V/2 ba. owner financ-
000. ing at $79.,500 with 10% down. 13%
St. '/. acre and small 1 bd. 1 ba. -20 years.
h St.: 2 bd, 1 ba. house-beachslde HIGHWAY SIDE -
nly $49,000.____ MEXICO BEACH
h St. 2 bd. 1 ba. house $39.000. Hwy. 98 and 28th St. Duplex 2 bd 1
St. 3 bd, 2 ba. brick -$68.500. ba. each side $55,000 total.
St. 2 bd, 2 ba. good VA Hwy. 98 and 29th St. Duplex 2 bd 1
sumable 11V'2% only $49.000. ba. each side $65.000 total.
n Nook 3 bd, 2 ba. has apt. at- Hwy. 98 and 29th St. Duplex 1 bd.. 1
hed 1 bd, 1 ba. on 2 Ig. lots ba..each side $45.000 total.
zona Ave. beautiful 3 bd, 2 ba. ST. JOE BEACH
ise w many extras. Reduced to New Listing: 3 bd., 2 ba. doublewide
2,000. on 2 Ig. lots. $41.000. An extra nice
rida Ave. 2 bd, 1 ba trailer (reduc- buy.
$22,000. Fla. Ave. 3 bd 2 ba. with 3 lots and
St. Beautiful double wide w many extras. $52.900.
ny extras, 3 bJ 2 ba. $47,000. Desoto St. 2 bd 1 ba. $43.000 with
h St. 4 bd, 2 ba. stilt house extra owner financing.-
icial at $104,000.
St. Alley- 1 bd, 1 ba. $35.500. BEACON HILL
4th Ave. 3 bd 1 bath house on 3 lots
BEACH FRONT -$36,000.
h St. -Aexif ach -3 -
2 a 2 .L owner PORT ST. JOE
anc' ----- v 1301 nItutin D,4 bd.. 3 ba.
antic St. end- St. Joe Beach- 3 bd, bea nw es cial water
a. each side deluxe duplex to be vi
istructed $125,000 ea. side. 125 Bellamy C
ach View SI. Joe Beach 2 bd, 1 125 Bellamy Circle NEW LISTING 3
ch View St. Joe Beach 2 bd 1 bd 1 ba. Ig lot, good retirement or
on hw. winon-obstructed view young couple home $36.500.
510 8th St. Apartment building only
BEACHSIDE $45,000. ___
MEXICO BEACH 103 Yaupon new brick 3 bd. 2 ba.
MEXIC BCH garage screened porch, extras.
cle Dr. duplex 2 bd 1 ba. each side $59,500.
,al $69,500 great buy. 9th St. 4-bd 2 ba. in good area for
nd St. Townhouse 2 bd, 1 V/ ba. $30,000.
ch side -$89,500 total.
ter Hours: 648-8977
516 9th St. 4 bd. 1 ba. 1/2 lots,
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
ba., 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
1610 Long Ave. 4 bd., 1 ba. fenced
back yard. $29.000.-
1306 Loog 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'/2 ba. Ig. lot nice & neat home
Gulf Aire Townhomes. Gulf Aire
Beach between St. Joe Beach & Mex-
ico Beach. 2 bd.. 2/, be. starts at
$83.500. 3 bd.. 2211 ba. -starts at
Dolphin Run. Hwy. 98 & 9th. 2 bd.. 2'
ba. $82.000. 3 bd.. 2v' ba.. $92.000.
Sail-Away. 3 & 4 Atlantic St. end. St.
Joe Beach 3 bd.. 2 ba, $125.000.
I" Casa; 2 bd.. 11 ba. Fully furnish-
Sandcastle. 41st St. 2 bd.. 1'2 ba.
-$59.500 (furnished. owner financed
at $20,000 down. 12'% int.. 20 yrs.)
Blue Water Townhouses 28th St.. 2
bd.. 1 bea. $59.500.
Casa Del Mar Hwy. 98 & 11th St.. 2
bd.. 1'/2 ba. $69.000 furnished.
Warren James 32nd St.. 2 bd.. 1',
ba. $69.500 furnished.
Sea Side 14th St.. 2 bd.. 1'2 ba.
Pier Pointe 37th St.. 2 bd.. 1' ba.
Casa Del Mar St. Joseph Shores. 2
bd. 1', 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.
Marina Del Rey 42nd St 2 bd. 1 :
ba. $52.500 ____
Special. 3 bdrm.. 1': ba house.
$30,000.00 with good assumable 7%
mortgage, balance -pprox. $14.000.
Furnished very nice 2
bdrm. house, auto. heat &
air, screened porch, closed
garage, fenced yd. Washer &
dryer. No Pets. Call 229-6777
after 7 p.m. tfc 10/20
Furnished small nice 1
bdrm. house, ideal for 1 per-
son. Auto. heat. No Pets. Call
229-6777 after 7p.m. tfc 10/20
Gulf front on Indian Pass
Beach, new 3 bedroom, 2
bath, carpet,. cen. h&a, ceil-
ing fans. Call 1-455-8300.
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.
No need for wet carpets.
Dry clean them with HOST.
Use rooms right away. Rent
machine. St. Joe Furniture.
Need extra money to help
pay off those Christmas
bills? Part-time job avail-
able working little over an
hour a day. Approximate
$160.00 a month. Call Mr.
Cox, News-Herald distribu-
tor, 229-8019. 2tc 12/29
The Gulf County Public
Health Unit is accepting ap-
plications for a Public
Health Nurse H position,
located in Port St. Joe.
Title: Public Health Nurse II
Position No.: 28024
Salary Range: $647.60-738.40
Location: Port St. Joe
Mail Application to:
502 Fourth St.
Port St. 1pe, FE 32456
Minimum Training and
Graduation from an accred-
ited school of nursing and
two years of professional
nursing experience includ-
ing one year of public health
nursing experience; or
graduation from an accred-
ited four-year college or uni-
versity with major course
work in nursing, and one
year of public health nursing
Affirmative Action Equal
Applications should be sub-
mitned prior to January 12,
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County
School Board proposes to amend and
adopt a policy. as provided for in the
Administrative Procedure Act. for the
,purpose of bringing said policies into
compliance with Florida Statutes.
Summary: To amend the organizational
chart found in the preface and on
pages 31 and 48.
The proposed change. Chapter
6GX23-2.100. will establish proce-
dures for administrative promotion.
To amend the job title listed in
2.2211, 2.222. and 10.11. The propos-
ed change, Chapter 6GX23-2.413. will
- establish the concept of school bas.
The proposed change. Chapter
6GX23-3.23, relating to annual
reports will establish specific dates
The proposed change. Chapter 6GX
23-4.521(b). relating to student health
practices will establish procedures
for administration of medication by
The proposed change, Chapter 6GX
23-7.213(g), will establish procedures
for emergency purchases.
The proposed change. Chapter 6GX.
23-7.522, relating to the uses' of
buses will establish the procedures
for non-school organizations.
The proposed change, Chapter 6GX
23-10.20, will establish procedures
for review and evaluation,
The proposed change, Chapter 6GX
23-10.30, will establish the reports-
control and forms-control manage-
ment system review committee.
Economic Impact: The proposed
changes and amendments will result In
no direct costs associated with Imple-
IF REQUESTED, A HEARING WILL BE
5:30 P.M., E.T.
January 10, 1984
Board Room, Gulf County School Board
Office, Gulf County Courthouse, High-
way 71, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
The entire text of the proposed rule
can be Inspected during regular office
hours at the Gulf County Courthouse,
Highway 71, Port St. Joe, FL.
Special legal authority under which
the adoption Is authorized and the law
being Implemented and interpreted are
The changes are proposed by C. T.
Watson, Director of Special Programs,
and approved for consideration by B.
Walter Wilder, Superintendent.
Changes and Amendments:
pp 31 &
Jpob Title Change
Job Title Change
School Based Management
Annual Report of School '
Administration of Medica-
Uses of Buses
Job Title Change
Review and Evaluation
Reports-Control and Forms-
Control Management Sys-
tem Review Committee
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEEN-
TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF -FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF
CASE NO. 83-216
THOMAS S. GIBSON,
RALSTON M. LYNCH,
ELMER W. FITTERY and wife,
NOTICE OF SUIT
TO: RALSTON M. LYNCH,
whose address is unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose an Agreement for
Deed on the following real property
located in Gulf County, Florida:
Lots Eight (8) and Ten (10), Block
Two (2), Port St. Joe Beach Unit
No. One (1), according to the of-
ficial plat thereof on file in the of-
fice of the Clerk of Circuit Court of.
Dulf County, Florida.
Lot 12, Block 2, Port St. Joe Beach
Unit No One ill according to the
official plat thereof on file in the
office of the Clerk of Circuit Court
of Gulf County. Florida.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any. to or on J. Patrick
Floyd. Esquire. Costin and Floyd. 413
Williams Avenue. Post Office Box 98.
Port St. Joe. Florida 32456. Plaintiff's
attorney. on or before tie 30th day of
January. 1984. and file the original with
the Clerk of Circuit Court. either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter: otherwise, a
default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court on the 27th day of December.
CIRCUIT COURT CLERK
By: /1s Towan Peters. Deputy Clerk
There will be a regular
communication of Port St.
Joe Lodge No. 111, F.&A.M.
every first and third Thurs-,
day at 8:00 p.m.
Clinton C. Peterson, W.M.
C. Brogdon, Sec.
New Year's Eve Babysit-
ting. We will sit your child,
ages 4 and up, from 6 p.m.
New Year's Eve to 9 a.m.
New Year's Day. Call for re-
Complete LAWN Service
Edging 0 Hedge Trim
Weed Control 0 Fertilize
for Estimates &
Residential & Commercial
Responsible husband & wife
GAY'S AUTO REPAIR
V-8 or V-6 eng. rebuilt $750.00
Inline 6-cyl. engines
Fr. brake pads replaced42.95
Timing chain removed
& replaced ....... $119.95
Radiator removed, tod-
ded out & replaced. $40.00
Auto. trans. removed,
rebuilt & replaced. $275.00
Valve job .......... $109.95
Prices may vary on valves
Parts included with price on
Located 603 Hwy. 98
Behind Renfro Auto Parts 2
'Yourt business is qqnpre'ciated
Elec. ignition tune-up
Special ............ $29.95
All rebuilt engines have a 90
day/3,000 mile warranty
unless otherwise stated on
repair 'order. Some.-prices
may vary. Prices above
good thru Jan. '84. Also
many other repairs avail-,
Tim Gay, Owner-Operator
All Forms of Insurance
322 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
Accounting & Income Tax
Service Small Business
1040EZ ........... $5.00
1040 .......$10.00 & Up
Wauneta Brewer Pat Hohman
(Used to be at 116 Monument)
ST. JOE CUSTOM
GLEN F. COMBS
P. O. BOX 456
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
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
HURLBUT SUPPLY CO.
306 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe. Florida
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
Carpentry & Concrete
18 Yrs. Experience
Ira J. Nichols
319 6th St., Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
ST. JOE MACHINE CO.
Machine Work Welding
506 First Street
Machinist on Duty All Day
Psychological Services for
anyone with problems in
day-to-day living. Gulf Coun-
ty Guidance Clinic, Port St.
Joe. 227-1145 (24 hours).
St. Joseph Bay
W.S. (Biff) Quarles
FLORIST & GIFT SHOPPE
St. Joseph Bay Flowers
319 Reid Ave. Ph: 229-8343
Port St. Joe, Florida
If no answer call 229-8964
Jeri Rich Ashcraft, Owner .
Hrs.: 9:00-5:00, M, T, Th, F,
Air Conditioning Heating
Parts and Service
DANIELS SERVICE CO.
Electric Plumbing -
106 Bellamy Circle
THE LAUNDRY ROOM
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
Marvin L. Jones
& General Repair
Rotary sewer & drain
SEARS IS AS CLOSE AS
Sears Catalog Sales
Leon Pollock, Owner
410 Reid Avenue
Stop here first
for a complete
306 Reid Avenue
The Sewing Room
410 A Reid Avenue &
Port St. Joe, Florida 1O1S
"Quality Fabrics at Affordable Prices"
REEVES FURNITURE &
& REFINISHING SHOPPE
* Phone 229-6374
Call and Talk to Us About Get-
ting Your Furniture Refinished
to Look Like New. We Buy and
Sell Used Furniture.
PAT'S MATS & FRAMES
406 7th Street *
Mexico Beach, Fla.
Custom Matting & Framing of:
* PAINTINGS PRINTS
* PHOTOGRAPHS NEEDLEWORK
SEE OUR GIFT ITEMS
"QUOTABLES", NOTE CARDS AND ORIGINAL ART.
SPECIAL PRICES ON TOP QUALITY MINI-FRAMES
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
On St. Joe Beach 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.
in excellent repair. "ff r niarv, o lots, both rented and only $40.000.
Owner must relocate. This 3 BR. 2 B modular home at Mexico Beach is on a
beautifully landscaped lot with paved drive, brick foundation, and brick en.
tryway. 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.
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. it. 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 gulfside. $135.000.
Brick veneer home with 9'2 'o 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. cen. h/a. fireplace and
many amenities. By appt. only.
MEXICO BEACH. New Builder Homes at Mexico Beach. 1.000 sq. ft. to
1.500 sq ft. of energy-efficient homes Choose your plan & colors Priced in
the low 40's. VA 12" fixed rate financing available in December
Lot at Mexico Beach. 100'xi58" already cleared. $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 on Reid Ave. with good assumable mortgage & low equity.
At $11.000. you can afford to invest in your future.
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
I NOTICE I
Prices Effective Dec. 28-January 3, 1984
Wiggly Port St. Joe
and would like to thank the people of Port St. Joe for their patronage this past year
and look forward to the coming year of serving you.
Your Money Can Buy None Better,
* QUALITY M
* USDA Choice Western Beef #1 Pork
So Why Pay More?
* USDA Grade A Fryers
Fresh Lean 100% Pure Beef
* USDA Food Stamps Accepted
* WIC Approved
Home Owned and Operated by
Mon.. Sat.: 8 a.m. 10 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. 10 p.m.
12 oz. pkg. 8
Limit 2 with $10.00 Purchase
(Family Pak 5 Lbs. or More)
CHOPS b. A
2 Ib. bag $
2' 303can 8
Piggly Wiggly Blue Lake
Cut Green Beans
2 303 can 8
T.V.~ Brn Boels
T.V. Brand Boneless
Fresh PFork Swift's Bryan All Varieties $139
NECKBONES/ 3 E .s-e JUMBO FRANKS.... Lb I
FEET, LIVER- .b.B C N -b. Lykes 10 Oz.O I $1
MAWS, EARS lb. 8 BACON lb.9 1 COOKED HAM ....o Uoz.
CENTER CUT PORK CHOPS .....................
BONELESS CHOICE WESTERN CHUCK STEAK... .....
BONELESS SIRLOIN TIP or RUMP ROAST...........
FAMILY PAK SLICED SLAB BACON ...............
BOWHITEROLL SAUSAGE -. .. .......... Ib. 1.29
BONELESS STEW BEEF............ ........: Ib. 1.59
BREAKFAST "Thin Sliced" PORK CHOPS............ Ib. 2.09
Choice Western Boneless
SWISS STEAK ... lb. 199
Family Pak Choice Tender
STEAK...,..... Ib.- .
Family Pak Fryer
or THIGHS .....
Good Value Country Style
Limit 1 with $10.00 Purchase
13 oz. bag
Limit 1 with $10.00 Purchase
Limit 1 with $10.00 Purchase
32 oz.btl. 7
Limit 1 with $10.0i Purchase
White Lily Self-Rising or Plain
5 lb. bag68
Limit 1 with $10.00 Purchase
2 liter btl.
RC or DIET RITE COLA
n -r-. ^ H :
Snow White 4
Dean French 8 oz.
. . b.59
GREEN LIMES .... 5/99
3 Lb. Bag
YELLOW ONIONS .. 3ib. 99
T.V. 20 Oz. SHOESTRING
Green Giant Pkg.
CORN ON COB 4ears "1.19
Piggly Wiggly Bonus Coupon*mo
) Hi Dri 0
rm-Piggly Wiggly Bonus Coupon
A ,5 Lb. Bag & 0
with $30.00 Purchase Excluding Cig. & Tob. Prod.
COUPON EXPIRES 1/3/84
T1HE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.. TIilHRSDAI. DEC. 29. 198:1
OUR EVERY YEAR
I NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION
I Atthe first ofveve ry new year wealwaysnIpaUiseto- r-
*. evaluate our pharmacy, nir professional service. Ihe
people who work with us. and ourselves. \e fiel that
SW' must lihe rainan that our Lrustlii r friIndI. ar 1
getting, all t thtinm Ihe nm Ist rl -ialhil strviI frii in ouir
pharmacy that is possible.
Once we arei satisfied I that \ % ari doing lih r*st we
S can, we resolve to conlinu, this police during the
ulrmning year li i. am l ilhi.hi '\. i.i.'- Ir'- ii
M lion- arer mail In t li lir.ike.n ii. I. .,ik i oil nr r-olr' .il
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"A GREAT MANY PEOPLE ENTRUST US
with their prescriptions, health needs and other
pharmacy products. We consider this trust a
privilege and a duty. May we be your personal
S family pharmacy?"
BUZZETT'S DRUG STORE
Free Parking Drive-In Window
229-8771 317 Williams Ave. Port St. Joe
The annual meeting of the
St. Joe Papermakers
Federal Credit' Union
Will be Held
January 12, 1984
At 7:00 P.M. in the Commons Area
at Port St. Joe High School
CHURCH of CHRIST
T'wtnlielh Street a.ind Mar in Aenue
10.00 A M
II -00 MNi
6 00 P M.
.7iri Unsiled Ml/,ihol/si Chur',
Constitution and Monument Ave.
Port St. Joe, Florida
Rev. Alvin N. Harbour, Pastor
CHURCH SCHOOL .. .... 9:45 A M.
MORNING WORSHIP .. ....... 11:00 A.M
EVENING WORSHIP .... ........ 7:00 P M
METHODIST YOUTH F LLOWSHIP .. 5-30 P.M.
.CHOIR REHEARSAL (Wednesday) ..... 7:30 P.M.
AND SAVE $3.00 PER SQUARE.
Onduline is growing taimous. as a, re-rooting
:material. It'sso lightweight it goes right over our old
roof without havingto tear old roofingott.
It's also easy to install. And Ondu-
line's strong, corrugated sheets are totally
impregnated with asphalt. So they can't
25sq..enper. rust or corrode ever. In fact Onduline
is backed by the industry's only
lifetime limited warranty. $3.00 PER
Best of all, now's the best time SQUARE
to buy Onduline. For a limited REBATE
time only, you can put on Onduline DIRECT
and get back $3.00 per square. FROM
Hurry in and take advantage ONDULINE.
'of this special rebate offer.
The Lifetime Roofing
Highand iew Phon 229823
Hunters will have some
opportunities to try out their
Christmas presents, as-
suming Santa fulfilled their
requests, during the iiew
year. The major season dates
for the month of January
January 2, Third phase of
mourning dove and white-
winged dove season closes;
January 8, White-tailed
deer season closes in Central,
South, Everglades and
Northeast regions; turkey
season closes; black bear-
season closes in Baker and
Columbia counties; wild hog
season closes and, the first
phase of crow season closes;
January 14,-Second phase,
of crow season opens on
Saturday and Sundays
through February 19;
January 16, Second phase
of statewide duck and coot
January 17, Special scaup
(bluebill) season opens.
January 29, White-tailed
deer season closes in the
3 January 31, Special scaup-
S NOTICE '
Notice Is hereby give that the Board
of City Commis -.on l Inie City of Port
St. Jdoe, Florlda.-is considering the re-
. quest o, a variance in ine Zoning Ordi
n c.:e n o'oer o ermit conslrucllon ol
a 1,00d sQuare looil ev,denial struc-
iu!e onol o 3 DilOCkI 111 on Long Avenue
between 21st Street and Allen
SMemorial.Way. Final consideration of
* said request will be given at the regular
meeting to be held In the meeting room
at the Municipal Building, January 3,
1984, at 8:00 P.M., E.S.T.
,All interested parties are invited to
atterl and be heard.
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
L. A. Farris,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
Board of County. Commissioners of
Gulf County. Florida will hold two
Public Hearings to consider the ques-
tion of closing, vacating, and discon-
tinuing certain alleys, described as
follows to w .i'
Tnose Iwo certain alleys lying be-
tween lots 1 and 2 and between
lots'2. and 3 on Palm Street of
Beacon Hill as shown in plat book
1, page 41-A,, Public Records of
Gult County. Floloa .
Each Public' Hearing will be held In
the County Commissioners-meeting
,room at the Gulf County Courthouse in
Port St..Joe, Florida on the following
dates: 1st Hearing on January 10,;1984
at 9:30 A.M. EST and the second Hear-
ing on January 24, 1984 at 7:00 P.M.
EST, ; .
Comments from any interested par-
ties regarding this question will be
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: is/ Everett,Owens, Chairman
1s/Jery Gale; Clerk
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER
Notice is hereby given that pursuant
.o Secli,,:n 865 09. Florida' Statutes, the'
under sinea person intends to register
niin ihe Clerk ol Ihe Cr cuiin ouri t,: ire
county Irsilec Oelo* iou' weekS Aller
the hisl puvIcalion of Ih.5 nolice mne
fi'ctiti6us trade. name, GOOD
-SAMARITAN HOME HEALTH SER-
Dated this.December 4. 1983.
Owner: Bay Homne Health Care Agency. -
n Inc. .
Location: 206 North Monument Ave.:
SPort St. Joe. Florida 32456
County in which, to be registered: Gulf
/s/ Ann L. Parmer. President
quite a bit of interest during August and early.
September this past year.
First, a robber accosted a Tallahassee
female drug salerperson outside the Gulf County
Health Department, kidnapped her, robbed and
attempted to rape her. The lady was left o,. foot
in the woods north of White City by the attacker.
Then, the following Wednesday, the robber
struck again, robbing Costin's Insurance Agency
at gunpoint, making his get-away down a
crowded sidewalk on Reid Avenue. Again, he got
away, but by this time police were circulating an
artists' conception of what the suspect looked
The following Wednesday, he robbed the St.
Joseph Bay Florist shortly after the business
opened for the day. Again; he made good his
Then, in early September, Gulf County,
Sheriff's deputies arrested Raymond Lee Hopps
and charged him with two of the three crimes.
It had been many years since a Port St. Joe
business was robbed at gunpoint or b y other .
means. With the arrest in September, the
Wednesday robbery ritual has stopped.
GULF COUNTY JAIL UNSAFE
The state's Department of Corrections made
the people of Gulf County angry with the
pronouncement that their 15-year-old jail was
inadequate for the safe keeping of prisoners. One
county commissioner even went so far as to
declare his children at homef didn't have the
safeguards and amenities the state was
demanding be -supplied. for its prisoners.
The State Fire Marshall entered into the act
and declared the jail a fire hazard and unsafe for
menor women locked behind steel doors.
As a result of the state's demands and after
trying every avenue to get out of having to do it,
the county. startetl a $10,000 plus renovation
program on the jail complex in late October to
try and satisfy state inspectors.
FIVE HIGHWAY DEATHS
Gulf County had five people die violently on
its highways, streets and roads during 1983.
Little i9-month-old Kainon Hill of Port St.
Joe was the first highway victim. He was killed
when the .car in which he "was riding' crashed
north of White City in the.early morning hours in
Gulf Coast'Community Col-
lege will be hosting a free
workshop open to the public.
entitled "Career Planning
Workshop-Getting a Job."-
The workshop will be held
Wednesday, January' 11,
from I p.m. until 3 p.m. in the,
George G.. Tapper Health
Sciences Building In the
According to Tom Nichol-
son, Job Developer at Gulf
Coast. Community College,
the workshop will illustrate a
systematic approach to ca-
reer-life planning focusing on
processes. that will help per-
sons entering or making a
transition in the job market.
"This seminar will help with
the understanding of values,
interests, abilities, the world
of wokk, and how to activate
career,, plans. Job seeking
skills will be addressed along
with ideal ways in which to
present one's self to prospec-
tive employers. The work-
shop will offer insights into
job-hunting, resume writing,
effective interviewing skills,
career choices, with empha-
sis on research and develop-
785-6156 Panama City
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March.' Investigating officers said the driver, the
child's mother, apparently went to sleep at the
wheel, causing the vehicle to wreck.
The second victim was Franklin C. Branch
of Eastpoint, who walked into the path of a car on
Highway 98 on St. Joe Beach, while walking to
his car from a night spot on the beach. Branch
was killed in April.
The third highway death.happened in June,
when an Alabama lady was killed on the .Howard
Creek Road when she was struck by a car while
picking wild flowers beside the road. The third
victim was Jewel Stringfellow Blanchard.
Number four on the highway death list was
Kloskia Lowery, age eight, of Port St. Joe.
Young Lowery was killed when he ran into the
side of a truck on his bicycle, at an intersection,
while racing another car going down the street.
The final highway death was in August when
Mrs. Gertie Nunnery Porter of Wewahitchka
was killed in a one car accident just north of
Wewahitchka, when she lost control of her car on
FIELDS LIE FALLOW
Gulf County first got into the farming
business within the past 10 years by a world-wide
demand for small food grains. The same demand
world-wide, this time for lower prices in the
grain, caused the farmers in the county to allow
their fields to lie fallow this past growing season.
.Some farmers may have wished. they had
gone- ahead and planted since a drought in the
major grain producing parts of the country
caused prices to shoot up around harvest time.
The farmers are plowing their fields the past
few weeks, so this story will not likely be
repeated next year.
The lack of production took some 15,000
producing acres out of the market and cost the
county several millions of dollars in production.
WATER (FRESH) FOR BEACHES
With the water of the Gulf of Mexico as their
sole selling points the beaches in western Gulf
County will have another selling point, hopefully
before the current year ends. They should have a
central supply of fresh water.
During 1983, grants and loans totaling some
$1.3 million insured the beaches area west of
Port St. Joe of a central water supply for the
ment," Nicholson said. ing the. process for certifica-
.Representatives from the tiori into the' Job Training,
Florida State Employment Partnership Act..
Service will be 'on hand to
discuss the various sugges- For further information
tions, concerns and co-nsi- contact the Career Develop-
derations from the employ- ment Laboratory at Gulf
ment community. There will Coast Community College,
be a representative explaini- 769-1551, extension 270.
growing area. Receipt of a federal grant and
insurance of a federal loan being available for
the remaining construction cost, made the water
Engineering work has already begun on the
project and a deal has been offered by the City of
Port St. Joe to furnish treated water to the
system has been tentatively agreed upon.
Work on the system should begin before the
end of the first quarter in 1984.
The County's continuing garbage disposal
problems,, which it has had, for the past seven
years, finally came to a head during 1983, with
Attorney William J. Rish telling the County
Commission he had used up all his delay tactics
in the matter and the county was going to have to
The State Department of Environmental
Regulation has told the county it must meet state
specifications on burial of garbage, and there is
no area in South Gulf County which can meet the
specifications without expensive renovation and
The County and City of Port St. Joe have
approached the problem as a joint effort and
have agreed to pool their efforts in building a
collection station near the present land. fill site,
to haul all garbage to the one approved.land fill
area in the county-the one at Buckhorn.
While there wasn't much local attention paid
to the two happenings, both major rivers which
flow past Gulf County, the Chipola and
Apalachicola, had a major impact on the news
during the past year.
. After trying for years to get a more
dependable, channel in the Apalachicola for
shipping interests, to use, work was finally
started on removal of rock in the river near the
Blountstown area. ,The rock removal is a
compromise of several methods of clearifig the
river of the obstructions. .
The Chipola River, which furnished some
drinking water to cities along its path, had the
purity of its waters questioned after a claim of
high incidence of cancer in Altha. The
Department of Health, the. Department of
Natural Resources, the Department of Environ-
mental Reg'ulation and the Game and Fish
Commission, all declared the water. in the
Chipola was safe for human consumption during
the past year. There is still an organized group
which insists it is not
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Gulf Coast Community College Offers
Free Career- Workshop'
African Methodist Episcopal Church
146 Avenue C Phope 227-1213
Rev. Theodore Andrews, Pastor- .
SUNDAYSCHOOL................. .9:30 AIM.
MORNING WORSHIP ................11:00A.M.
EVENING WORSHIP ,...,..........6:00 P.M.
"God Our Father, Christ Our Redeemer,
Man Our Brother"
EVE NING WORSHIP
to Our Many
Friends That Have
Called Us for Our
We want to express our
many thanks for a
wonderful year and hav-
ing been able to serve
MAY GOD BLESS YOU!
MARVIN L. JONES
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