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FORTY-SEVENTH YEAR, NUMBER 29
It Has to Go!
Voters from both Gulf and
Calhoun counties overwhelmingly
said, in effect, "The Dead Lakes Dam
has.to go!" in a straw ballot poll in
botk counties Tuesday.
The question was probably, the
I point of intense interest which drew
some 45.32 percent of Gulf County's
registered 'voters to the polls. There
were 2,940 Gulf County voters who
went to the polls Tuesday and 125
absentee votes to count on Wednesday.
The darn issue, which has been at
the forefront of the county interest
chart. for' the past year, gained
overwhelming rejection from Gulf
county and even stronger objections
from Calhoun county, the only. two
counties in which the Dead4Lakes lie.
Gulf county voters agreed with
opponents of the dam, 1,501 to 536. In
Calhoun county, the'margin was even
greater. Calhoun voters voted against*
the dam, 1,579 to. 276.
The question voted to condemn
the dam to removal in all but one
precinct in the county. Precinct 11A,
in the Simmons Bayou-Indian Pass
,area, had' 12 votes for removing the
dam and 14 for retaining it.
The overwhelming defeat for the
dam doesn't mean it will be taken out.
It merely means the people favor
removing it. The final decision still
must .be made by state authorities
after a request is made by the Dead
Lakes' Water Management Board.
Since three members of that board
have fought tooth and toenail for the
past year to retain the dam, it hardly
seems likely they will vote for its
removal now. The Dead Lakes Board
had called for state agencies to
make a study of the Lakes and their
condition prior to Tuesday's election
and at least one agency, the North-
west Florida Water Management
District, has said it would perform the
study. The Dead Lakes Board has also
Gulf Likes Gary
made a request from .state agencies
for permission to cut two four by eight
foot holes in the steel sheet piling.
which make up the dam, near its,
bottom in the deep channel area to
allow water and silt to flow freely,
from the Lakes.
Opponents of, the dam have
. claimed and showed statistics to back
up their claim, that the lakes are
:dying from silt, lack of oxygen,
noxious weeds and the fish population
is dying from lack of bedding places
and free access to the lakes from the
Apalachicola River They say the ddn
is causing all of these problems: i
So; the people of the county hae
said, "Take the dam out" Now begins
the political activities to see whether
the dam actually is taken out' or
whether it will remain in. One
observer has remarked that, gi vn
time, the dam will take itself it
because it has deteriorated over te
years of neglect and is deteriorating
even more, rapidly.
How Gulf County Voted by Precincts
5 6 7
1 2 3 3A 4
NO. 1 STRAW BALLOT- Removal of tead Lakes Dam?
Yes ........ ...... 249 161 102 33 28. I
No.............. 120 82 27 15 14
NO. 2 STRAW BALLOT -Original copy of State Constitution returned to Port St. Joe
Yes..................264 146 107 37 46 69 78 145 130
No................ 40 36 5 2 0 8 0 14 10
DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES
John Glenn ............ 79 39 20 11 16 15 18 54 11
Gary Hart .............. 185 102 70 32 20 66 38 91 39
Jesse L. Jackson ...... 4 109 5 1 1 0 0 8 397
Richard B. Kay ....... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
StephenA.Koczak.... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
George McGovern .... 2 3 2 1 0 0 1 3 0
Walter Mondale ...... 90 56 32 12 16 22 31 33 75
REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE
Ronald Reagan ....... 4 6 0 0
8 9 10 11 11A Tot.
125 116 138 170 225 12 1501
32 47 40 57 68f 14 536
1 '0 1 2 0 2 5 4 3
Even though the names of Reubin Askew, Alan Cranston and Ernest Hollings still remained
on the ballots in Florida, they have withdrawn their names as presidential candidates following a
lack of support in earlier Democratic primaries in other states. A total of 2119 votes were cast for
delegates-who supported Glenn; 3425 for Hart delegates; 2249 for Jackson delegates; 200 for
McGovern delegates; 1641 for Mohdale delegates; and 491 for uncommitted delegates.
A total of 858 votes were cast for alternate delegates committed to Glenn; 680 for Mondale
alternates; 270 for Jackson alternates; 30 for McGovern alternates and 243 for uncommitted alter-
Gulf County, like Florida, likes
Gary Hart of Colorado as its Demo-
cratic standard bearer for President
of the United States. The 28 Republi-
cans who. cast ballots Tuesday, all
favor the return of Ronald Reagan for
another four year term. i
Gulf County gave the large
majority of its Democratic votes to
Hart, 1,012, while dividing its remain-
ing voteM-taMgely between Walter-
Mondale, who came in second.with 548
-votes; John Glenn, who was third with
537 votes and Jesse L. Jackson, who
came in fourth with 535 votes. :.
Jackson gathered almost all hi-s
support from Precincts two and eight, "
which have large black populations.
Eight votes iin precinct seven were the
most votes h- polled inany o-.f the
Gary Hart, the winner, spread his
victory throughout -most of the
precincts. He 'carried all the remain-
der of the 13 precincts, with consider-
George McGovern, who dropped
from the national race following
, "Super Tuesday", received no en-
couragement to continue from Gulf
SCounty. McGovern polled only 26
Reubin Askew, even though he
had already quit the race, polled 29
votes. Alan Cranston and Ernest
Hollings had eight votes each.
Voting for pledged delegates was
closer in Gulf County, with Hart still
the winner and Jackson taking second
place. Glenn still maintained third
-and Mondale slipped to fourth in
The delegates, as pledged, re-
ceived vote totals as follows:
For, Hart, 3,425; for Jackson,
2,249; for Glenn, 2,119; for Mondale,
1,641; uncommitted, 491; for Askew,
320; for McGovern, 200; for Cranston,
152 and for Hollings, 59...
Glenn capturedithe majority of
the alternate delegates with 858.
Mondale had his best showing here
with 680 of the alternates. Of those
remaining, Askew had 471, Jackson
270, McGovern 30, Cranston 42 and 143
In the county Democratic com-
mittee races by precincts, Precinct
eight, selected L. C. Clark as its
delegate over Clarence Monette.
Clark had 234 ballots and Monette 170..,
Sally Jenkins received the nod 'as .
- -( milL-e-weMan-.-r-"om P- -eeiflct
tight, polling 343 to 109 'for her
opponent, Minnie Likely.
In Precinct 11. C. W. Brock edged
out two opponents, Leo Kennedy and
Dick Boyer. Brock polled 130 votes,
Kennedy had 121 and Boyer 51 for the
WANT CONSTITUTION BACK
The biggest winner on Tuesday's
ballot was another straw ballot. Gulf
County voters said,' 1,690Vto 161, that
they wished to see the copy of
Florida's recently found original
constitution' returned to -Port St. Joe
where it was drawn up and signed in
isabeile Blackshear and Mrs. W. L. Durant man the polls Primary, Voting was briskat all 13 county polling places for
at Precinct Eight Tuesday in the Presidential Preference the entire day. -Star photo
Site Search Continues
Parents Want control Over Video
The Gulf County School
Board had a group of con-
cerned citizens from Wewa-
hitchka at their regular
meeting Tuesday afternoon.
The group; with Robert
Nations as their spokesman,
were voicing their concern
over possible mis-use of
video recorders used in the
school curriculum. The par-
ents were concerned that
there was presently no' Board
policy for showing video.
tapes on the machines, which
may prove to be objection-
able to the parents.
SSuperintendent Walter Wil-
'der 'states the concern was a
valid one because the school
machines formerly handled
tapes of a size which were
available only at the school.
New machines this year will
handle' commercial tapes
which are available any-
The Wewahitchka parents
were, concerned that objec-
tionable music or films may.
be shown over the machines
if the school didn't make
some policy or govern what
went on the machines.
The Board agreed to close-
ly monitor the machines and
review all tapes shown on the.
machines other than those
tapes which are in' the
normal school library.
Both high schools in the
county are getting ready to
give the second part of the
functional literacy, test, ac-
cording to Superintendent
Wilder. The tests are vital
parts of a student's matricu-
lation from the school at the
end of his 12'"years of study.
The tests show the student's
understanding of the subjects
he has been taking in the
The tests which are sche-
duled to be given next
Wednesday, March 21, are
for 10th grade students.
In a- related matter, the
Board inspected a program
in which approximately 70
high school students have
been approved to take cer-
tain college courses in the
fields of mathematics, iEng-
lish and science.
Wilder said the students;
juniors and seniors from both
high schools in, the county,
take the courses given by
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege. The courses are allowed
to students making high
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Hardee 's Opens
Hardee's restaurant opened here in Port
St. Joe at 5:00 a.m., Tuesday, with crowds of
for Place to Locate Solid
Gul County's solution to its snag Tuesday, as E. F. Gunn,
solid 4aste disposal facilities who is coordinating planning
in south Gulf, met another for the county and the City of
.. Port St. Joe, advised the
Board the plot of land they
have to put the system on will
take some $280,000 to prepare
the site to begin building.
"It's low, mucky, has a lot
""of undergrowth to take out,
will require a pond to' be
filled and will need a tremen-
dous amount of fill to bring it
up to grade", he reported.
Gunn suggested the county
meet with St. Joe Paper and
negotiate for a piece of
SL property adjacent to the one
li&, they have. "It will need very
little preparation", he re-
Gunn said a meeting last
week with a .firm out of
r Nashville, Tennessee, inter-
,.,, ested in placing an incinera-
tor in the county and selling
electricity generated by
burning the county garbage
met with little success. The
people visiting the new fast food outlet all county does not generate
day long. This picture was taken by a Star enough solid waste to make
photographer, considerably after 5:00 a.m., such a system economically
which shows brisk activity inside the practical. "If they could burn
restaurant at the order counter. the fiber presently hauled off
-Star photo by the Wastewater Treat-
Waste Transfer System
ment Plant, we might could
do some business", he said.
Gunn said the firm has taken
samples of the fiber effluent
from the plant and would
examine it for incineration
capabilities. Attempts to in-
cinerate the material by the
WWP has met with failure
in the past because. it con-
tained too much lime.
The Board instructed Gunn
and chairman Owens to
proceed with negotiations
with SJPC for another solid
waste transfer site.
Building Inspector, De-
wayne Manuel was appointed
to fill the vacancy left by the
resignation of Doug Kent as
head of the Mosquito Control,
Department last week. Kent
tendered his resignation
when the Board failed to
meet a set of criteria Kent
(Continued on Page 3)
Search for the Best
Speller Is Started
Gulf County students from
grades five through eight,
will begin the series of
contests, which will deter-
mine the school system's
champion speller on Friday
of this week.
Students from the eligible
-grades will be participating
in the school spelling bees to
determine the winner from
each classroom in prepara-
tion for the system-wide
championship on March 21 in
Winner of the county cham-
pionship will go to Tallahas-
see on April 14 for the Big
Bend regional spelling bee.
Winner of the Tallahassee
competition will then go to
Washington, D.C. the last of
May to participate in the
The spelling bee program
in Gulf County is under the
direction of Marion Craig.
State DOC Slaps Suit Against County Comission
Sheriff Ken Murphy and the Gulf
County Commission thought they had
1 things undet control with the Florida
Department of Corrections and their
criticisms of the Gulf County Jail, but
the DOC dropped the other shoe last
ThUtsday and filed a law-suit against
the 'county and Sheriff Murphy.
For over two years, now, the DOC
has' been after Sheriff Murphy to
make extensive renovations to the
Jail, or quit housing prisoners in the
facility. Murphy has brought the
requests to the County Commission
for funding, only to have his requests
In addition to several changes in
the physical structure of the jail,
which is only slightly more than 15
years old, the DOC has been insisting
that Murphy put on a force of 14
people to watch over the prisoner's
well being. Murphy has brought the
request to the Commission pointing
out that "I don't even have that many
deputies out enforcing the law".
This year, the County Commis-
sion started smelling the DOC breath-
ing down their neck to get some of
their demanded corrections made.
The Commission then decided to fund
some $20,000 worth Of the changes,
thinking this would satisfy the DOC
for this year at least. The county has
spent some $5,000 for a public address
system which will allow the correc-
tions officer on duty to monitor the
prisoners at all time. They have put in
a smoke detection system and other
improvements such as lighting, paint-
ing, windows, doors, outside exercise
yards, etc., to the tune of nearly
$10,000, but they didn't fund the 14
Sheriff Murphy said, "I don't see
why we need both the correctional
officers in the cell blocks at all times
and the audio monitoring system, too.
Either one or the other ought to be
sufficient, to keep tabs on the prisoners
in our cellss. 'Murphy said. "Really,
the system we had was sufficient. Our
corrections officers doubled as radio
dispatchers and they could hear
everything that went on back there (in
the cell block) and we never had any
problem. Why, theykeven kept each
cher awake some nights, with their
The County has 20 days from this
past Thursday to answer the charges
put forth in the complaint which
charge the County with maintaining
a jail with deficiencies which are "life
threatening" to the' prisoners and
require immediate remedies.
If the county is found guilty of the
charges, prisoners will be lodged
elsewhere and the county required to
pay for their keep.
Murphy said, "We did everything
they suggested in their critical report,
except hire the extra correctional
officers, and that's going to take a pile
of money we don't have".
Industry-Deep Water Port--Fine People-Safest Beaches in Florida
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 1984
"Take Dam Down "
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Editorials and Comments
THURSDAY, MAR. 15, 1984.
Medicare Faces A
Tough Time Ahead
Astronomical health care costs
have Medicare in a bind. The
health care for the elderly is in
danger of being $200 to $300 billion
.dollars in the red by 1995, which
isn't so far'off. Estimates are that
Medicare outlays will exceed in-
come before the end of the 1980's..
So, in order to "fix" Medicare
a proposal has been handed.down
by a federal advisory council to
raise the .eligibility for receiving
Medicare to age 67- and hiking
selected fees and taxes in order to
cover the mushrooming costs. The
panel also wants beneficiaries to
pay- a longer portion ,of their
hospital bills in exchange for
coverage of catastrophic illnesses
lasting longer than 60 days.
Remember when Medicare
was first proposed? It was opposed
vigorously by. several influential
groups and organizations as well as
many individuals. Before Medi-
care, hospital care was riot quite so
devastating, to a Iperson's pocket-
bJook and adequate medical insur-
iance was available'at an affordable
.price to all ages. Now medical
'insurance is not available to the
'elderly. Medicare successfully
destroyed this protection. It is now
Impossible for the. elderly to
,purchase medical insurance. With
the cost of hospitalization these
-days, we don't foresee any irisur-
Not An Ea
j It would seem that Gulf County
is just as much in a quandrfy over
'what to do with its solid waste
Products here in the pseuth end. of.
:the county as; it ever .was. With ;
,planning goihg ahead on the
;construction of a transfer station to
Send solid waste collected in south
'Gulf County to the only acceptable
Land fill area in the extreme, north
Lend of the county, misgivings over
:the viability of the proposed
System persist; ., ,
Nor is it any comfort to know
That every county which borders
IGulf County seem to be having thd
same problem. Most of the counties
in the state of Florida seem to be
.having the same problem-what to
:do with our solid waste and still be
:approved by the state of Florida.
It's a bigger mess than a turned
:over garbage truck on silk stocking
Bay County has just taken one
:big gulp and gone ahead and
.started, making plans to incinerate
'their garbage. This sounds like a
ance company/coming up with a
medical plan for the elderly.
Insurance companies are in busi-
ness to make money and they can't
even keep'their heads above water
insuring the better risks with the
costs of hospitalization today,
much less make money insuring
people who are almost certain to go
to the hospital a time or two.
Medicare was born to care for
our elderly and now there is a good
chance it won't be there in the near
future to provide that care. Al-
ready it has deteriorated to the
point where it merely takes the bite
off a large hospital bill for the
elderly. A major illness can now
wipe olt the elderly's finances,
even with Medicare. The plan
which was designed to care for our
elderly in a financially painless
manner is now developing into a
trap for them.
If the eligibility age is increas-
ed to age 67, wha-will those people
do for protection between the ages
of 65 and 67?
Medicare, despite the opposi-
tion to its inception,, was a' boon to
the elderly. It took the apprehen-
sion out of their future concerning a
major illness. Now with the threat
of its demise or drastic curtail-
ment, it would appear to add to the,
anxieties of the elderly rather than
neat, orderly method of doing away
with what can be a dirty mess, but
it's going to cost a pile of money.
pGulf Count, ft"d'a.t
inemeration, butW found it- 'to be
impractical with the small volume
of garbage we generate.
Now a firm comes to .light
which wants to put in an incinera-
tion- plant to make electricity. It
sounds good. It' sounds neat. It
sounds like the solution to a host of
problems. The bottom line of cost is
still a question posed with no
answers forthcoming. When the
answer is given, we still may have
to look for ways to pay for the
solution to our first problem. There
is no free lunch and to think that a
firm which is asking. to put in an
incineration plant to get the steam'
burning our garbage will generate
will not cost us anything is just so
much wishful thinking.
The price to users may create a
problem which is just as worrisome
as the initial problem..
- ,, .* ** 2
A MAN'S WORLD -
B-Y SHADPfIANTRY -.
no'' 1b M ny
A close, personal friend of
mine recently lost his job. I
was unaware of his loss until
I received the, following
letter. The letter was found
sticking in my front door,
addressed to me with 'the
following printed in bold
letters across the envelope-
HAND DELIVERED- CAN'T
AFFORD POSTAGE." The
letter, I thought, was just.as
clever. It went like this.
March 10, 1984
Mr. Shad Phahtry
818 Marvin Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida
As you are probably aware
by now I have lost my job at
the factory. It goes Without
saying that I am in one
heck-of-a-bind. The st rk re-
ality of my situation became
apparent this mdrnin; when.
I awoke and started, to get
ready for work. I was
shaving when I realized that
I did not have a job. Arid, to
add insult to injury, it was
I am writing this letter
because it is unbearable to
think of facing my friends
(you and what's his name?)
without a job. As close as we
are I think you would be
uncomfortable being around
me thinking I might ask for a
loan. Please put your mind at
rest. I assure you I will not
ask you for anything. Nor
will I, if we chance to meet on
the street, talk to you of my
There are a few things,
however, I think you should
be aware of. I am completely
broke! I am behind, three
months on my house pay-
ments and if they are not
paid by next'Friday, I will be
The night before I was
dismissed I became involved
in a poker game and lost my
last paycheck. The factory
gave me no severance pay
and my wife was planning on
going to the grocery store the
next day. For the last two
days we have lived on soup
and cat food. This morning I
noticed my oldest son looking
hungrily at the cat.
My daughter, who was to
be in a school play next week,
lost her only pair of shoes.
Not only will she be unable to
be in' the play but she must go
to school bare-foot. I wanted
to keep you informed be-
cause you are her Godfather.
Not that it makes any
My youngest son has a
terrible toothache and our
dentist will not see him
without money in advance. I
wouldn't have any way to get
him to the dentist .anywaW
because the finance company
picked up my truck, this
morning. It won't hurt him to
suffer a little. After all, life is
full of suffering and he should
get used to it.
Other than those fe'
things, Shad, things are
going wonderfully well here
at our house. I hope your
family is well. Please give
them my love. '
Please don't try to cll me.
My phone has beeT discon-
nected and the electricity has
been cut off for non-payment.
Just wish me luck and pray
Monday, March 19
Chili con care with beans,
cabbage slaw, baked sliced
apples, crackers, cookies,
Tuesday, March 20 .
Country fried steak, mash-
ed potatoes with gravy, tur-
nip greens, cornbread, and
Wednesday, March 21
Corn dog, orange juice,
I would write more but I'm
getting weak, from hunger
and I have to deliver this
letter to you. I have no money
With brotherly love and
devotion, I remain,
S Desperately :yours, I
W., Wayne Crabtrain'
p.s. Do you happen to know
the address of the Salvation
This letter is .a perfect
example of a man complain-
ing about not having any
shoes. Wait until he comes
over here and sees me with
French fries, brownies, and
Thursday, March 22
Toasted cheese sandwich,
citrus fruit cup, mixed vege-
tables, cake,. and milk.
Friday, March 23
Fish, green beans, butter-
ed corn, tartar sauce or
catsup, bun, and milk.
Free Dollar Bills Through the Mail Haven't Gotten This Far, As Yet
SOME NUT WAS mailing dollar
bills to city officials in several Florida
:cities. recently. The dollar bills came
anonymously and singly.: This is
:opposed to having a return address
placed on the envelope and coming in
large enough bunches to do something
'with. There's/ not much you can do
'with. a single dollar bill any more.
Having one dollar bill is sort of like
having a piece of salami with no
bread. It's hard to buy anything with
just .one dollar bill and it's hard to
'make a salami sandwich with just a
piece of salami.
Still, these anonymous dollar bills
;kept showing up, one to the envelope,
sandwiched in between two blank
pieces of paper. There were all kinds
of thoughts being tossed about as to
where the. dollar bills came from and
why they were coming at all.
One official thought the money
-was an advertising gimmick; one
:thought it was counterfeit and some
;just put it with some other dollar bills
:and spent it before it disappeared.
I SAW +++WHERE one city official
I SAW WHERE one city official
thought the mysterious, lone dollar
'bill was money he had won in a golf
game and was coming to him
None of our' Port St. Joe city
Port St. Joe official would have
labored under the misapprehension
that he had won the dollar in a golf
game and someone was sending it to
- him secretly in order to pay off the
officials received one of the puzzling
dollars. I don't know if Port St. Joe
wasn't on the sender's map or
whether he or she just didn't want to
send a free dollar to a Port St. Joe city
I would have been one of those
who spent his dollar if I had received
one of the free gifts in the mail.
There's one thing for certain-no
pay off their golf prizes every month.
There. is never any winning going on
among our officials.
ONE TIME WE were all going to
esley R. Ramsey
debt. I say no Port St. Joe city official
would harbor such a thought, since I
don't believe any Port St. Joe city
official plays golf well enough to win
in the first place. From what I hear
from my buddies who play golf, the
city officials from Port St. Joe aren't
exactly your Arnold Palmer type. As
a matter of fact, I understand it takes
the whole $25.00 monthly salary of
some of our Port St. Joe officials to
a League of Cities meeting and I
admonished all our golf-playing city
Officials to sharpen up their golf
game. "Get to where you can score at
least 100" I admonished, them, so we
could at least place in the golf
tournament they always have the day
before the meeting begins.
I was told right quick, they were
already scoring over 100 and we were
all right in that matter.
Since, I have learned that 100 is
not a good score. I don't play golf. I
don't even watch it on the TV except
occasionally. If there isn't an ice
hocky game or a soccer match on the
TV, then I'll watch a golf game on
Sunday afternoon, while I am taking a
It isn't that I dislike golf, I just
don't understand it. I can't identify
with a game where the loser makes
the least points. If you can't make a
100 in a game where making 100
seems relatively easy, it must not be
much of a game.
So, if any of our city officials.
received one of the dollar bills, I know
they wouldn't use it to pay off a golf
+ + + +
I HOPE THE fad of sending out
dollar bills hasn't ended yet. I haven't
read anything about it for a week or
two now, but I did notice some of those
officials received their dollar bills at
least a month apart. Maybe we will
get ours yet.
I'm going to take a little time for
meditation to come up with a plan for
disposing of mine if I should receive
I'm a great one for spending
money before I get it. Why should this
single dollar bill get any different
treatment? I have made a point of
having all my dollars spent by the
time I get them, so I won't be saddled
with the problem of trying to find a
niche to store them in.
Last Thursday at Rotary Club,
treasurer George Core said, "We have
a little spare money lying around"
when someone asked how we were
going to pay a bill which wasn't in the
I have never had the problem of
trying to spend extra money. I never
knew there was such a thing. So far as
I knew, all money was like the rocket
boosters which went off from Cape
Canaveral. Both are designed to self
destruct after the goodie is gone out
I'm going into my second week of
checking the mail daily, looking for
my dollar from the mysterious
benefactor. If it happens to come in,
I'll let you know.
The tide action in St.
Joseph's Bay is shown in the
tide table below. High and
low tides for each day of the
upcoming week are listed in
their respective columns.
Mar. 15 8:23p.m. 5:39a.m.
Mar.16 9:41p.m. 6:21a.m.
Mar. 1711:08 p.m. 6:39a.m.
Mar. 1810:23p.m. 7:49a.m.
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, MAR. 15, 1984
People Tell On George
BY JERRY REAM
' Well, the cat is out of the
bag, so to speak. People are
calling in from all over the
County. Some from across
the State. A few calls from
out of state. Everybody
wants to "fink" on George
Core! Fink? Well, it means to
tell on, or squeal on; you
know, to "reveal gossip of a
damaging nature". That's
right...it seems like Mr. Core
has a few skeletons in his
closet, after all!
After announcing the Gulf
County Senior Citizens Asso-
ciation was going to honor
Mr. Core with a Celebrity
Roast on Saturday, March
24th, the phones have not
stopped ringing. People
everywhere want to share
with purchase of
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stories out of his past...and
what a past it was. One young
lady has volunteered to drive
down frqm Tallahassee at
her own expense, just to tell
the story of George's eviction
from the bleachers at a
game, back in the early
years of that rivalry. And we
all thought he was such a
quiet, gentle man. Truth is,
Roast night might just be a
free-for-all with everyone
wanting to "fink" on George.
Well, folks, if George was
to get wind of all this we
might not get him to come
out to be "honored", so we've
come up with an idea. Don't
let him see your newspaper.
No, now it will work if we all
cooperate. Alice has already
cancelled his subscription
until after the Roast, and
everyone in Billy Joe's office
has agreed to hide their
copies from him. The Sing
and Junior stores have
agreed to refuse him a paper,
and that only leaves the
citizenry. Simple enough, if
George asks to borrow your
paper, just eat it. Spies do it
all the time. O.K., we're all
All of you call 229-8466 and
order your Roast tickets, and
mark your calendars for 7:30
P.M., EST, Saturday, March
24. We'll all meet at the
Commons area of the Port St.
'Joe High School and give
George the surprise of his
The Mexico Beach Chamber of
Commerce is in the planning stages with
its 11th annual 1984 Miss Mexico Beach
Pageant. The Pageant will be held on
May 26 at 7:00 (CST) at the Chamber of
Commerce Building in Mexico Beach.
Interested young women in the
Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe area and ages
5-18 may participate by mailing applica-
tions to: Mexico Beach Chamber of
Commerce, P. 0. Box 13382, Mexico
Beach, FL 32410. Applications may also
be given to Monica French or Monica
Bergeron. All applications should be
submitted by April 10th with a $15.00
sponsor fee. Each girl must either be a
Mexico Beach resident, or they must be
sponsored through a Mexico Beach
Chamber of Commerce member. A list of
Chamber members are available to
..There will be four categories in which a
winner and runner up will be selected.
They include the Pee Wee Miss, ages 5-8;
Little Miss, ages 9 to 11; Young Miss,
ages 12-14; and Miss Mexico Beach, ages
15 to 18.-
- Further information may be obtain-
ed by calling Mrs. Alisa Duren at 648-5635,
Locals Win In Science
The Three Rivers Science held at the Naval Coastal
and Engineering Fair was Systems Center on March
CLINICAL HYPNOSIS &
Weight Control Smoking
Stress Pain Fears
GULF COUNTY GUIDANCE CLINIC, INC.
Heating & Air, Major Appliance Repair
Plumbing & Electrical Work
229-8416 or 227-1954 106 Bellamy Circle
Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holm-
es, Jacksbn and Washington
counties sent 167 students to
compete in the regional fair.
The following Gulf County
students received awards at
this year's fair:
Anne Tramoutana, third
place, Senior Division Beha-
vioral and Social Sciences,
9th grade, Awards, Medal
David Staab, Honorable
Mention, Senior Division
Chemistry, 9th grade,
Award and Certificate;
Charles. S. Miims, Third
place, Senior Division Phy-
sics, 10th grade, Award,
Medal and Certificate; -
Haywood Shealy, Third
. lac,. Junior Division Zoolo-
gy, 8th grade, Award, Medal
and Certificate; :
Matt E. Baysden, United
States Army Award, 10th
The Three Rivers Science
and Engineering Fair is a
23-year-old regional event.,
This was the 19th consecutive
year NCSC has been host for
the fair. Dr. Jerome Barnes,
a graduate of Port St. Joe
High School, served as fair
director for this year.
O'rees Go Down
Our -Dollars GoUp
felt he needed to continue in
Manuel has said he will fill
the position at no cost to the
county, until October, when a
Sales Are Up
Sales of Series EE United
States Saving Bonds in Gulf
County totaled $108,474
during 1983, J. Ted Cannon.,
Florida National Bank, has
announced. Cannon serves as
Gulf county Volunteer Sav-
ings Bond Chairman.
1981 sales have increased
substantially over the same
period of a year ago, Cannon.
"With market-based in-
terest," Cannon said, "Sav-
ings Bonds buyers are able to
benefit from increases in
market interest, while being
protected from steep market
declines.% And the Payroll
Savings Plan, offered by
many area employers, al-
lows individuals to save
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permanent director could be
hired. Kent had been working
part time as director and
part time as county sanitar-
ian. Kent also had the duties
of examining all permits for
installation of utilities along-
side county roads, to see if
they met county standards.
Manuel will now perform this
In addition to the no-pay
for Manuel, the Commission
also made another no-pay
appointment. Wayne -Chil-
ders was named' as the
county's planning and grants
coordinator. No salary was
attached to the job, but it
was discussed that the coun-
ty had agreed to pay a
percentage of any grants
received to %the last grant
writer employed by the coun-
In other business, the Com-
-Agreed to get engineer-
ing for repair of the Pleasant
Rest Cemetery Road bridge
across Wetappo Creek and
Devon 'Doc' Owens Passes Away
Devon "Doc" Owens, 57, of
Wewahitchka passed away
late Saturday evening at Bay
Medical Center. He was a
Naval Veteran of WWII and
was a free mason.
Owens is survived by his
wife, Wilma (Billie) Owens
of Wewahitchka; three
daughters, Tamara K. Wal-
ma of Lowell, Indiana,
for R. Gaskin
Funeral services for Rudy
Gaskin, Sr. of Wewahitchka,
who died Tuesday, March 6,
Were held at 3:00 p.m. CST
Thursday, March 8 at the
Westside Baptist Church of
Wewahitchka, conducted by
the Rev. Richard Blood-
worth. Interment followed in
Active Pallbearers were:
Charley Bridges, Roger Mc-
Daniel, Jerry Gaskin, Char-
les Gramlig, .Billy Tillman,
and Charles Gsdkin', 'r.
were: Max Kilbourn, Hugh
Semmes, James A. Glenn,
Tom Smith, and the men of
the Westside Baptist Church.
All services were under the
direction of the\ Comforter
Funeral Home, Wewahitchka
Vena G. Ross
Mrs. Vena Grace Ross, 71,
of Mexico Beach, passed,
away Monday evening in a
Panama City hospital.
She is survived by her
husband, John F. Ross; and a
sister, Estella Clark.
The body was sent to
Gainesville with Gilmore
Funeral Home in charge of
Rhonda Rae Yoder of Wewa-
hitchka, and Merlana Sue
Mattingly of Kalamazoo, Mi-
chigan; three grandchildren,
Sarah Anne Walma and
Shape Henry Walma of Low-
ell, Ind., and Jeffrey Wayne
Yoder of Wewahitchka.
Graveside funeral services
were held Wednesday at 3:00
P.M. -in the family plot at
Holly Hill Cermetery with
Reverend Richard Blood-
worth officiating. A Masonic
service was also held at
All arrangements were by
Gilmore Funeral Home, We-
wahitchka Branch Chapel.
Ray Weekly, 80, of White
City, passed away Tuesday
evening, March 6 at his
home. He was a retired
electrical worker with Rock-
'*ell.'Ifttriati6nal; and was'
very active in citizen band
radio groups and the White
City Fire Department.
Survivors include: two
stepsons, Ernest M. Bush of
Talent, Oregon and Gerald L.
Bush of Zionville, Indiana.
Graveside services were
held Saturday, March 10 at
2:00 P.M. in the family plot at
Holly, Hill Cemetery with
Reverend Virgil Lipford offi-
All arrangements were un-
der the direction of Gilmore
consider re-paving ap-
proaches to the Dead Lakes
bridge and the Simmons
-Agreed *to pick up trash
and debris in the county
during the first and second
weeks in April in a clean-up
--Said they would search
the records to see if they
owned a disputed road ad-
jacent to William Carlisle's
property at Overstreet. If
they didn't own it, Carlisle
could do what he wanted with
the property. If they owned
the road, they would see it
was located in the proper
place. Carlisle says the road
is presently 50 feet over on
his property, which he wants
-Agreed to work out a
plan to include the northwest
corner of Gulf County in the
Tupelo Fire District, for fire
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grade average, to give the
student a head start in his
A new student accomplish-
ment award has been estab-
lished in Gulf County by Mrs.
Charlene Hargraves, in
memory of her late husband.
The'Al Hargraves Memorial
Award for Science, will .be
presented during award
ceremonies at graduation.
The award has been estab-
lished so it will be self-
perpetuating each year.
NORMAN BIXLER, Owner
FINANCING AVAILABLE \
No Money Down Up to 72 Months
SALES and INSTALLATION
After 5:00 P.M., Call 229-8171 --
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STEMPERANCE "Where JesusChrist Is King
& God's Love Is An
z Everflowing Fountain
SUNDAY SCHOOL ...... .10:00 AM.
GOODNESS MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 A. M
EVENING WORSHIP .... 600 P.M.
F A WEDNESDAY EVENING ., 700PM
Pastor IraJ. Nichols
Corner of Fourth St. and Second Ave.
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.
JIMMY CLARK, Pastor
The way to get ahead financially .. .in
a Savings Account
Sure you have bills to pay every month, but you should
pay yourself, too! With regular deposits in a Regular Savings
-Given today's economic uncertainties it is especially im-
portant to have a regular savings plan. This systematic ap-
proach to saving can help prevent your money from falling
through the cracks in your household budget.
So build a sizeable account balance ... pay yourself first!
It's the best way to get ahead financially.
CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS
AND LOAN ASSOCIATION
401 Fifth Street ,
P. O. Box 368
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 :
(904) 227-1416 .0
Beauty Pageant Plans
Mexico Beach Event Will Pick Four Winners
STHE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, MAR. 15, 1984
Two Local Women
Attend State Meeting
Mrs. Paul Kunel and Mrs.
George Cain are attending
the Annual DAR State Con-
ference in Tampa, March
15-17 as delegates from St.
Joseph Bay Chapter.
State Officers and reports
of all state officers and
chapters will be given.
The delegates will attend
memorial services which will
include Kate Mims Also-
brook and Marian Daniel
Knott, former members of
St. Joseph Bay Chapter.
Mrs. Kunel will attend the
special Banquet and pro-
gram celebrating the Treaty
of Paris Bicentennial. and go
on a cruise of Tampa Bay.
DAR Chapter Will Meet
Orval and Mary Reynolds
'Couple To Celebrate
--50 Years of Marriage
You are cordially invited to Community Fellowship Hall
attend a Reception honoring of Howard's Creek.
phe 50th Wedding Anniver- 4,
gary of Orval and Mary Rev. and Mrs. Reynolds
Reynolds. The Reception will are being honored by their
be Saturday, March 24th, daughter, Mrs. H. G. Willi-
from 2-4 p.m. EST at the ams, and friends.
Sixteenth Street and Forrest Park Avenue
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE ............. 10:OCA.M.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS ......... 11:00 A.M.
Study in the Gospels. Wednesday 7:00-7:45
Welcome to Everyone
JOHN M. STUART, Pastor
i the New Hair Designer for Shear Happiness
I Salon at the Hollanday Motel, Mexico Beach
P SPECIALIZING IN:
PERMANENT WAVES. CUTTING & 4. Lga.
Call for Appointment or Stop By
Hair Styles for Men & Women
HOURS: Monday Saturday: 9 to 5
St. Joseph Bay Chapter
Daughters of the American
Revolution will meet Wed-
nesday, March 21, at the
Garden Center for the regu-
lar noon luncheofi program
Mrs. 'James E. Harrison,
English and Humanities in-
structor at Port St. Joe High
School will address the mem-
bers on "Art, Our American
Mrs. G. E. Cain and Mrs.
Paul Kunel, chapter dele-
gates to the Annual .State
DAR Conference in Tampa
will report on that meeting.
Hostesses taking reservo-
tio'ns forlunclieon are Mrs. J.
B. Roberts, Mrs. Charles
Norton, Mrs...Glen Boyles,
Miss Mary Atkeson and Thomas Gibson Are Wed
CARPET CLEANING SPECIAL
ALSO DO: Upholstery Cleaning -
Panelling Cleaning Wall Washing
GLOBE CARPET CLEANING
and Mrs. Stiles Brown.
Mrs. Billy Joe Griffin
announces the final wedding
plans of her daughter, Karen,
to James (Jay) Hanlon, Jr.
The wedding will be an
event of Saturday, March 17
at three o'clock at the Long
Avenue Baptist Church. The
reception will be at the home
of Karen's grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. A. P. Martin, 1301
Palm Blvd. No local invita-
tions are beirig sent. All
family and friends of the
couple are invited 'to attend.
From left: Lisa Atkins, Holly Richter, Angel Barr and
Joni Peak.'Young men, from left: Kyle Griffin, Vince
Everett, Buck Fernandez and Josh Colbert.
Attend Sweetheart Banquet
Friday, February 10th, the
i-,Pirl's Auxiliary of the First
'Pentecostal Holiness Church
on Garrison Avenue had a
Valentine Sweetheart Ban-,
quet. The Church Fellowship
Hall was decorated for the
occasion by Betty Barr and
Pat Atkins. Carl. and Tina
Money took pictures of the
The G. A. Big Sisters to the
girls served for this occasion.
They were: Leona Stouta-
mire" MaKjne. Money, Rita
Todd, and Sammie .Wesfer..,
Willie Mae Lollie served as,
hostess for the banquet. The'
G. A. Big Sisters exchanged
gifts with their little G. A.
Sisters. Willie Mae Lollie, G.
A. Advisor, presented each
girl with/a box of valentine
chocolates and a Valentine
card. The girls gave Valen-
tine gifts to Mrs. Lollie.
to Port St. Joe
People Like You"
Port St. Joe Branch
Phone 229-8226 MEMBER: FDIC
MRS. THOMAS GIBSON
Mary Cordelia Atkeson and
Thomas Sandifer Gibson
were married at .6 p.m. (ij4
Saturday, March 10, at the
home of Mr. and Mrs.
Samuel Hugh Frazier in
* The double ring ceremony /.
was performed by Dr. Morris 0 /
Pepper of. Scottsboro, Ala-
Parents of the couple are
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Z.
Atkeson, and Dr. and Mrs.
Thomas A. Gibson. '"
A reception was held in the
Frazier's home following the
ceremony. After a wedding
trip, the couple will live in
Port St. Joe.
Mr. and Mrs. George Mc-
Lawhon, Jr., of Tulsa, Okla-
homa, are announcing the
birth of their daughter, Ra-
chel Erin, on March 7. She
weighed seven pounds and 12
ounces. Her brothers Kyle
and Ryan, were happy to
welcome her home. Grand- i
parents are Mr. and Mrs. i
George McLawhon of Port .
St. Joe and Mr. and Mrs. -P
Gene Witzy of Tulsa, Okla.
HAVE YOU NOTICED ALL THE
PEOPLE WHO ARE LOSING WEIGHT?
Join Our Next
Special program for teens,
families and individuals now forming
CALL TODAY TO REGISTER
GULF COUNTY GUIDANCE CLINIC, INC.
Edwin R. Ailes, Executive Director
Master the skills of effective weight
loss & life-time weight management
THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, MAR. 15, 1984
JL Library Receives Collection
FBLA MEMBERS: Front row, from left: Debra Wilhite, Rhonda Kemp, Lisa Gant and
Karen Bolden. Second row, Tiffany Burns, Carla Osborne, Danna Russ, Florence Bailey,
Denna Russ and Lisa Jones. Back row, Sherry Jones and Demitre Thomas.
Local FBLA Members
The Future Busifness Lead-
ers of America chapter at
Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High
School attended the District
II Conference in Tallassee
last Friday, March 9, and
tcame home winners in two of
the competitive events.
Students competed in the
areas of typing, accounting,
.business math, business
English, impromptu speak-
ing, job interview and
The FBLA chapter is a
group of students enrolled in
business courses. Member-
ship in FBLA is unified on
the local, state and national
levels and is not available
separately. Membership is
established by payment of
local, state and national dues
in advance and by fulfill-
ment of other required
obligations. The advisor of
the local chapter, Christine
White, believes that we need
to get our young folk involv-
ed in competent, aggressive
business leadership. FBLA
gets the students involved
and strengthens their con-
fidence. The District I com-
petition helps meet the needs
of FBLA students.
Is Now Two
Christopher David De-
Felice celebrated his second
birthday on March 14th. He is
the son of Dr. and Mrs. David
R. DeFelice of Houston,
Proud grandparents -are
Mrs. Mary G. Reeves of Port
St. Joe, Lester M. Reeves of
Tallahassee, and Mr. and
Mrs. D. R. DeFelice of
Brooklyn, New York.
AT.THE STAR 227-1278
In District II
Pamela C. Leslie, a student
at Florida A & M University
School of Pharmacy, has
been selected to receive a
Syntex Minority Pharmacy
The program, administer-
ed by the National Pharma-
ceutical Association, pro-
vides five $500 scholarships
annually to aspiring young
pharmacists to enable them
to enroll in or complete
studies leading to the basic
professional degree in phar-
macy and to provide incen-
tive for more minority phar-
macy students to engage in
professional and scientific
According to Patti Con-
nery, Syntex manager of
"Thrqugh, the scholarship
program, we hope to encour-
age more minority students
to pursue a pharmacy ca-
Leslie, of Port St. Joe, is a
"member of the Student Na1
tionat and Student American
tions. She is a fourth year
Syntex currently spends
more ,than $100 million each
year for research in the life
sciences, which has helped
make the company an inno-
vator in the development and
marketing of prescription
analgesics and oral contra-
to see your good
411 Reid Ave.
229-6514 or 229-6104
Like a good neighbor..
State Farm is there.
Home Offices: Bloomluto. Ullnols
ceptives, as well as products
for the treatment of arthritis,
respiratory and serious skin
of New Books for
The Gulf County Public your children. "Let's Pre-
Library has received its tend" is about games of
second rotating collection of fantasy for babies and young
books provided by the North- children. "The Name Book"
west Regional Library Sys- will help you choose the best
tem. name for your child. Also
This collection features included are new fiction,
books on parenting and child nonfiction and some child-
care, titles such as "Child- ren's books.
ren's Toys", and books For the next three months
choosing the best electronic the collection will remain at
games, dolls, puzzles,/picture the library, and then will be
books and much more, for exchanged for a new series.
Linda A. Jackson, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby (
Jackson of Port St. Joe, has
recently been selected as
Secretary of the upcoming
Senior class at Huntingdon 0
College in Montgomery, Ala-
Huntingdon College, a PAINTS
Methodist-related, four year
liberal arts college, is proud- Now At
ly celebrating its 130th anni-
versary and boasts an enroll- We stern Auto
ment of approximately 750 Phone 227-1105
Current hours for the Gulf
County Public Library are 1
to 8 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, and
Friday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday. For more informa-
tion call 229-8879.
Class of J
The Port St. Joe Gradua-
ting Class of 1974 is planning
their ten year reunion June
16 and 17. All members who
would like to attend are
asked to send a self-addres-
sed stamped envelope to:
Traci Gaddis, P.O. Box 13187,
ROY SMITH, Agent
Mexico Beach, FL 32410.
All family or friends of 1974
graduates are encouraged to
contact members who live
out of town. Deadline is April
FRANK HANNONO, Agent
CLYDE WHITEHEAD, Jr.
SPECIALIZED HANDLING OF IRS AUDITS
SMALL BUSINESS and
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901 Garrison Avenue
Port St. Joe, Fla. Phone 229-8994
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PAGE SIX THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, MAR. 15, 1984
. Edwin R. Ailes, Executive
; Director of the Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Inc. has
announced that, the Clinic
will be conducting two spe-
Scial "Weight Control Pro-
grams" during the month of
March. On Tuesday, March
27 a weight control program
which is specially designed
for adolescents will begin.
: Beginning Thursday, March
29 a second special weight
,; control program will also
; begin for a select group of
In describing the pro-
;-gram, Ailes indicated that
' the "Weight Control Pro-
gram" for adolescents will
- be designed to teach weight
jon Moler andGerge MeLa
Eldorado Cadillac whi.they
George B. McLawhon of
.STulsa, Okla., son of Mr. and
CMrs. George B. McLawhon,
r. of Port St. Joe, has been
honored as,-th- 'co-owner of
.Ho MicroAge computer
McLawhon, a graduate of
:-Port St. Joe High School, and
- hiis partner, John E. Mosier,.
received the "Franchise of
_he Year" award at Micro-
Age's annual conference,
:'Solutions '84" in Scottsdale,
loss and weight management
techniques specifically fo
young persons. The program
will accept twelve to eighteen
year old individuals only
This program is designed ti
help young people to develop
the skills of effective weigh
loss and weight management
throughout their lives Pa
rent permission is required
for participation in thi!
group Participants an
being registered for thil
group at the present time
The family "Weight Con
trol Program" beginning
1JhI 9Qhn bn dc b-ri: f
t in learning weight control
r techniques for one or all
n members of the household.
n Participants in this group
r. will be expected to partici-
o pate on a "family basis".
p This program is also design-
t ed to teach the behaviors and
t skills involved in losing
- weight and maintaining
d weight loss continuously.
s Special. emphasis will be
given to teaching techniques
whereby family members'
can support and assist each
Anyone interested in the
adolescent or family "Weight
Control Programs" at the
Clinic should contact Ailes at
227-1145. Enrollment in these
programs will be limited so
potential participants should
register at the earliest possi-
ble date. Both of these
programs will be conducted
on a weekly'basis. Special
discounted fees are available
for the program. Further
information on fees, program
structure, and enrollment
will be provided upon re-
quest. "Weight Control Pro-
grams" for other individuals
are also available at any
time and upon request.
Fishery Board's Duties
W,*.d LI.ZI uId .,I u^,I Iucu Gene Raffield, one of the
by Ailes as- a separate seven members of Florida's
program to serve only five new Marine Commission,
families who are interested outlined some of therespon
sibilities of the year old state
board to the Rotary Club last
Raffield said the new com-
mission is made up of a
cross-section of citizens
throughout the state, with
-two sport fishermen, two
commercial fishermen and
three scientists on the board.
Their job for the future is to
regulate every phase of' the
salt water fish resource.
"The Legislature will no
longer have this responsibili-
ty" Raffield said. All salt
water fishing regulations Will
be promulgated by the Com-
mission with the Governor-
and, Cabinet having veto
power over the actions of the
Commission. "They must
either accept or reject any.
move we make. They cannot
change any of our actions. If
they don't like it, they must
reject the Whole sdtggestion
and.send it back to. us for
doing over", R affield said.'
"I feel the commission will
be real. effective. All .,the,
members ieem to be -people
who will make decisions
based on fact", Raffield said..
whe., Jr. hldthe keys to anew He pointed out that it takes
won for their business. five months to adopt a rule,
after which it must meet the
Test of approval by the State
db y Cabinet.
Raffield said there wasn't
*. a lot of money put into the
program for operation of the
;,.- .. r m new committee. He said a
new $25.00 salt water fish
zine's advertising sales selling license will provide
manager were some of the most of the money for the
featured programs through- operation of the committee.
out the conference, highlight- Rafifeld said there were
ing the future of the micrto: 25:000of thbe newitc-nses sold
computer industry, this year to people who buy
In addition, both McLaw- or sell fish or seafood whole-
hon and Mosier completed sale. A third of the funds
the "Social Style Sales Stra- generated from the license
tegies" course taught by sale goes to support the
Marlene Gramlich of Wilson commission's activities.
LearningCorporation, who is Raffield says he plans to.
one of the country's leading serve the four years he was
trainers in interpersonal appointed for and then let
skills technology, someone else have his spot.
McLawhon and Mosier
'.were presented keys to a 1984
:Cadillac for their success in
fhe Tulsa market. The fist
:MicroAge store in Tulsa
'opened in August 1982 at 7029
:South Memorial Drive, fol-
.lowed by the Birtlett Square
store at 6 East 5th Street last
Owners of nearly 70 fran- PV1320 Easy front Io
chised MicroAge computer electronic digital clock/timi
stores from across the U.S. while away. 105 channel p
and Canada participated in Omnsearch, still frame anc
sales workshops, attended
product seminars, and had 2-4-6-8 HR
- the opportunity to-meet with VHS VIDEO RECORDER
over 80 leading vendors of Remote Control
computer hardware and soft-
:Presentations by IBM's K&D TV A
regional sales manager,, the
chairman of Dunhill Person- Phone 227-1813
nel Systems, and Byte Maga-
On March 1st, John Joseph
Hattaway and Casie Juanise
Williams celebrated their
fourth birthdays with Chuck
E. Cheese in Tallahassee.
Guests were Casie White,
Kelly Moree, Kelli and Ryan
Yeager, Rayford Butler,
Adam and Josh Taunton. The
group was also treated to a
visit to the Tallahassee Mu-
John Joseph Hattaway is
the son of Steve and Wyvonne
Hattaway. Casie Williams is
the daughter of B. R. and
Juanise Williams, all of Port
CASIE AND JOHN
Quantum Society Aids In Cancer Fight
The Quantum Society (science club) of Port St. Joe High'School aided the local chapter of
the Cancer Society by selling lollipops stamped with "Lick Cancer". Mitch Burke, treasurer of
the Society, second from left, presents the check from proceeds of the sale to Kip Alstaetter
,who represented the local chapter of the Cancer Society, Shown above, from left, are: Charles
Osborne, science instructor, Burke, Seth Howell, Chris Blasehum, Pat McFarland, John
Cassani, Altstaetter, Keith Presnell, Robert Taylor and Keith Jones.
NOTE OF THANKS
We would like to say Thank
You to everyone for the
kindness and concern shown
to our son, Wade, during his
recent hospitalization in
Birmingham. A special
thanks for all the prayers on
his behalf. God performed a
miracle in his life. Your
.calls, visits, and prayers
meant more to us than we
can express, and we will
never forget them.
Also, a very special Thank
You to all those who donated
blood in his name during the
recent blood drive. We are
proud to live in such a caring
Mr. and Mrs. George
- CARD OF THANKS
The family ;of James J.
Bozeman would like to thank
their many friends and
neighbors for their thought-
fulness during our time of
bereavement. Your cards,
calls, letters, offerings of
'food and most of all your
prayers are sincerely appre-
ciated. Special thanks to the
EMT's, ambulance crew and
Emergency Room attend-
ants at Gulf Pines. May God
continue to bless each of you.
Mr. & Mrs. J. H.Chason:
Mr. and Mrs. Cary V.
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, MAR. 15, 1984
eThree Retire from SJPC
-with Over 127 Years
Elmore Godfrey, pictured above (left) with his supervisor,
W. H. Riley, assistant power plant superintendent of St. Joe
Paper Company, retired March 1, after 38 years with the
mill. Godfrey came to St. Joe Paper on June 10, 1946 and
worked as a timber cruiser. He worked with the Woodlands
Division of the mill until a few years ago, when he was
transferred to the Chipola River Pumping Station, where he
' was operator until his retirement.
W. H. Riley, assistant power plant superintendent,
presents W. J. Herring, pictured above, left, with his
retirement papers, after Herring had completed "43 years,
eight months and six days with the company without a lost
time accident" last Friday. Herring went to work for St. Joe
Paper on June 18, 1940 in the Recovery Department and
retired as power department operator.
Frank Sisk, the last of the 1938 crew who were working
with St. Joe.Paper after it first started operation, retired
;March 1, as a Millwright, first class. Sisk was hired into the
,local paper mill as a shipping carloader on August 30, 1938.
,He is shown receiving his retirement papers from Bob
;Johnson, maintenance supervisor.
: Rifle Club
The Gulf Rifle Club will
ineet on March 15th at 7:30
p.m. at the Club Range. '
4 : All members are urged to
attend to help finalize plans
for-future shooting events,
and Range improvements.
785-6156 Panama City
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THE PULPIT OF THE CITY
First Baptist Church ,
Port St. Joe, lorida
9:45 ........ Bible Study (all ages)
11:00 ..... Worship (Live WJBU-AM)
6:00 ............ Church Training
7:00 ................... W orship
We Want Yqu
To Be A Part of
The Friendly Place
BIBLE STUDY ...................... 9:45 A.M
MORNINGWORSHIP ...... ...... 11:00 A.M.
CHURCH TRAINING .................... 5:45 P.M.
EVENING WORSHIP ................... 7:00 P.M.
W EDNESDAY .............. ........ 7:00 P.M.
Long Ave. Baptist Church
1601 LONG AVENUE
DANIEL W. DUNCAN MARK DONNELL
Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
THURSDAY, MAR. 15, 1984 THURSDAY, MAR. 15, 1984
MOM CALLS IT
When the weather is either hot or cold we can easily
prepare and wear the proper clothing. The dangerous
time comes when there can be a drastic change from
(lay to (lay or even during the course of a day.
Sometimes it is impossible to avoid a cold or cough,
no matter how well we are prepared. The most
important advice then is not to neglect a cold. If it does
not clear up quickly or seems to he getting U.
progressively worse, see your physician. He can most
often prescribe a medicine that will get you over it
quicker and with less discomfort. This advice
particularly is important for the elderly. To them a
cough or cold can be more serious.
"A GREAT MANY PEOPLE ENTRUST US
with their prescriptions, health needs and other
pharmacy products. We consider this trust
privilege and a duty. May we-be your personal
BUZZETT'S DRUG STORE
Free Parking Drive-In Window
229-8771 317 Williams Ave. Port St. Joe
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: Wesley Grace
BEGIN TO FORM
The first signs of. a cata-
ract are blurring vision,
lights which appear distort-
ed in shape, overlapping im-
ages or words on a printed'
page, and images which ap-
pear brighter when seen
? with one eye than with the
.Cataracts-the clouding of
"the lens which allows light to
reach' the inside of the eye
and makes vision possible-
are sometimes inherited, or
may be caused by a trauma-
tic eye injury. But the most
common cause is the natural
process of aging.
Cataracts rarely mature
in both eyes at the same
time. Therefore, it is as im-
portant to monitor visual
:.. changes in the "good eye",
as it is to check the progress
of a ripening cataract in the
Changes in your glasses
p can help you see clearer. un-
til the cataract is ready to be
removed. The formation of a
mature cataract can take a
* while. Meanwhile, you may
be especially serisittive to
sunlight. Properly pres-
eribed sunglasses can
alleviate, a lot of the dis'com-
Once the fully opaque lens
is removed, you have
: choices to make. Do you
want to wear post-operative
cataract eyeglasses to give
you clearer vision? Would
you prefer daily wear con-
tact leses, or extended wear
lenses? Or a lens can actual-
ly be implanted in the eye
during surgery. There are
pros and cons to all these
methods of -treatment..
Discuss them with your eye-
DR. WESLEY GRACE
322 Long Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida
411 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
10 A.M. 5:30 P.M., Mon. Fri.
.10 A.M. 12:30 P.M., Sat.
The Sharks jumped on the
Apalachicola Sharks for the
second time this season,
Tuesday afternoon, and gave
them a 27-1 drubbing.
David Bearden. collected"
five hits in five trips to the
plate, including a home run,
to lead the Shark attack.
Mitch Burke rapped three
hits, including a home run
and Chris Butts and Kyle
Pippin, Joe Norton, Tony
Beard, and Jim.Norton each
had two hits. Warren Renfro
collected one hit.
Even 'though the Shark
bats were singing, there was
a record broken in the game.
The United States Achieve-
ment Academy has announ-
ced that Charles John Wood
has been named a 1984
United States National
Award winner in Football.
This award is a prestigious
honor very few students can
ever hope to attain. In fact,
the Academy recognizes less
1040EZ .......... $5.00
1040A ........ $7.50 & Up
1040 ...... $10.00 & Up
African Methodist Episcopal Church
146 Avenue C Phone 227-1213
Rev. Theodore Andrews, Pastor
SUNDAY SCHOOL..................... 9:30 A.M.
MORNINGWORSHIP .................. 11:00 A.M.
EVENING WORSHIP .................. 6:00P.M.
"God Our Father, Christ Our Redeemer,
Man Our Brother"
CHURCH of CHRIST
Twentieth Street and Marvin Avenue
SUNDAY SCHOOL ................ .10:09'A.M.
MORNING WORSHIP .............. 11:00 A.M.
EVENING WORSHIP ............... 6:00 P.M.
WEDNESDAY EVENING ............ 7:00 P.M.
STEVE STUTTS, Evangelist
)n Road ThisWeek
Jay Rish, who had the team's
only, 1.000 batting average,
saw his perfect record tum-
ble as he probably set- a
'record for all baseball. Rish
fanned out twice in 'one
inning. He struck out .irk the,
third for the first, out of the'
inning. The Sharks batted
around without making an
out and Rish came .to the
plate for the second time' in
the inning. He struck out'for
his second time and made the
second out in the inning.
Mitch Burke started on the
mound for the Sharks' and-
received credit for the win.
Stacey Strickland came on in
Saturday is Last Day to
Register for Baseball
.. .. 7 .. _* ; *i **. -- .
Dixie Youth Baseball re-
gistration will be held at the
Athletic House on Reid Ave-
nue from. 1:00 p.m. to 5:00
p.m. through Saturday of this.
week. Boys 'and girls ages
eight through 14 are eligible
to register. Pony League
aged players (13-14) are
especially asked to. sign up..
All new boys and girls, and
all those who players last year
must register again this
year. All, new -players. must
have a birth,.certificate when:
Registration fee is $15.00
for the first child and $10.00
for each child thereafter per
. Minor, Major and Pony'
League try-outs will be
March 19-21 at 5:00 p.m., on
the Tenth Street baseball
Last Thursday afternoon,
Bearden pitched well enough
to win, giving up six hits, only
two walks' and recorded
seven strike outs against the
Florida High Demons. The
-Demons took advantage of
Shark errors, however, ,to
take.the win, 3-2. All three of
the Demons' runs were un-
earned. Both teams scored
once in the first inning.
Florida High pushed across
two more in the fourth on
Shark errors. The Sharks
managed one more run, in
the fifth inning, but couldn't
Score enough to win.
BeardenT and Brad Bowen
each collected two hits in
'four trips to the plate. Mitch
Burke and Kyle Pippin had
one hit each.
During the coming week,
the Sharks will go to Wewa-
hitchka this afternoon for a
4:00 p.m., game with the
Gators. Monday, the Sharks
will be on the road again to
Chattahoochee for a double
header with the" Jackets
which begins at 2:00 p.m.
Thus far in the season,
.Shark pitching has rah up an
impressive record. David
Bearden has a 1-1 record.
Stacey Strickland is 1-0,
Mitch Burke, 1-0 and Chris
.Wester AnAuto 1(olf Cup
The Ladies Golf Associa-
tion of the St. Joseph's Bay
Country Club will hold. the
Western Auto Cup to deter-
mine the Ladies Club Cham-
pionship on March 29th and
Any Club member with an .
established handicap is eligi-
ble to play.
butler Contractors, Inc.
Fla. Reg. No. RG0025'184
Port St. Joe, Florida
As The New and EXCLUSIVE Area
Builder of MAYHILL Homes.
A BUILDER YOU CAN TRUST:
Mayhill selected from the best of the
local builders one who is well-established and
who takes pride in the homes he builds.
A QUALITY HOME OF VALUE:
A quality, individual home to meet all
building code requirements, your Mayhill
home will prove a wise investment. Mayhill
sizes range from 800 to over 3,000 square
LOAN SELECTION ASSISTANCE:
Your Mayhill builder can assist you with
financing through FHA, VA, Farm Home,
Federal Land Bank or conventional lending in-
stitutions. And he will build on your lot or of-
fer home sites for your selection.
A NATIONAL COMPANY'S REPUTATION:
Mayhill Homes is recognized widely as
an innovator in the development of owner-
proven, architect-designed homes with
years of experience and building know-how to
support your local Mayhill builder service.
Don't postpone your home-building plans
any longer. Your family deserves a new home,
and the current investment opportunities are
excellent with Mayhill.
than 10 percent of all Ameri-
can high school students:
Wood, .who attends Tampa
Technical Institute, will ap-
pear in the United States
Achievement Academy Offi-
cial Yearbook, published na-
The Academy selects
USAA winners upon the
of teachers, coaches, counse-
lors or other school sponsors
and upon the Standards of
Selection set forth by the
Academy. The criteria fpor
selection are a student's
academic performance, in-
terest and aptitude, leader-
ship qualities, responsibility,
enthusiasm, motivation to
learn and improve, citizen-
ship, attitude and coopera-
tive spirit, dependability,
and recommendation from a'
teacher or director.
Charles John Wood is the
son .of Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
Wood. Grandparents are Mr.
and Mrs. Charley Wood of
Wewahitchka, and Mrs. Mar-
garet Walstead of Port St.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
The Board of County Commission of
Gulf County will receive sealed bids
from any person, company or corpor-
ation interested In selling the County
the following described personal pro-
One F-700 Ford Cab and Chassis or
equivalent. Specifications are on file at
the Gulf County Clerk's Office. Delivery
date must be specified. Liquidated
damages for failure to deliver unit on
specified date will be set at $5.00 per
Bids will be received until 7:00
o'clock, P.M., E.S.T., March 27, 1984, at
the Office of the. Clerk of Circuit Court,
1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.
BOARD of COUNTY COMMISSIONERS,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: I/s Everett Owens, Jr.,
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1984 SHARK BASEBALL
TEAM: Kneeling, from left:
Stacey Strickland, Warren
Renfro, Mitch Boulngton,
Randy Wilder, Jay Risl,
Tim Wilder and Joe Norton.
Standing, from left: Kyle
Pippin, Chris Butts, Tony
Beard, Mitch Burke, David
Bearden, Jeff Clayton, Brad
Bowen, Jim Norton and
Coach Dennis Kizziah.
The Job Training Partner-
ship Act Summary Plan
1984-85 is available for in-
spection at 420 W. Beach
Dr., in Panama City, FL.
Florida Panhandle Private ,.
Sharks Up Record to 4-1
Charles Wood Winner
In U.S. Achievement
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
226d 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.
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