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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: October 4, 1984
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Industry-Deep Water Port-Fine People-Safest Beaches in Florida



25 Per Copy

Incumbents Have A Hard Day

One Has Made It Through Primaries; One Leads by A Thread

It was a rough primary
election for Gulf County's
incumbents, as only one
made it back into office, a
second one is leading by only
a small thread after the
second primary and a third
has only an outside chance of
pulling the rabbit out of the
hat if the absentee votes are
ever counted.
Wednesday afternoon,
when The Star decided it had
to go to press or change the
datelines on the paper to
i Friday-at about 3:00 p.m.-
the absentee ballots were
still sealed up in their
envelopes and challenges
were still being made as to
the legality of some.
The absentee ballot is a
very important ballot in Gulf
County here after the second
Democratic Primary elec-

tion is over. According to
Supervisor of Elections, Cora
Sue Robinson, there are 636
absentee ballots at stake and
three elections which could
have their outcome changed
by about half that amount. As
of 3:00 p.m., yesterday, a few
of the absentees had been
thrown out because of irregu-
larities with the paperwork
on the ballots and still the
search was on for others
candidates or their attorneys
could find some fault with.
As a result of the close
scrutiny of the absentees, it
could be sometime Thursday
before the final outcome of
the second primary is ever
With other counties around
Gulf reporting a light vote,
Gulf County voted nearly 200

A masked gunman robbed a conven-
ience store clerk while she was making a
bank deposit early Sunday morning,
according to Port St. Joe interim police
chief Robert Maige.
Maige told The Star Mrs. Robert
Caritley was making a deposit in the
night depository of Wewahitchka State
Bank at about 12:30 a.m., Sunday when
the robbery occurred. Chief Maige said
a man, wearing a bag over his head and
gloves, appeared asJI4rs. Cantley. started.....
to approach the night depository, and
pointed a nickle-plated pistol at her. "She
just handed the bag over to him and
ran", Chief Maige said. Chief Maige said
Mrs. Cantley reported the robber never
said a word, just pointed the:gun in her
The robber is believed to have run

After suggesting the Coli-
seum at 'ort St. Joe be
named after R. Marion Craig
some two months ago, a
resolution was introduced
and approved Tuesday offi-
cially naming the Coliseum
the "R. Marion Craig Coli-
seum", effectively immed-
The Board gave its unani-
mous endorsement to the
resolution to honor "Coach"
Craig, who retired at the end
of the 1983-84 school year
after more than 30 years of
service; most of it in the local
school district.
Craig was Superintendent
of Schools when the Coliseum
and was the guiding force
behind a school building
program which was new high
school buildings and gymna-
siums built at both Port St.
Joe and Wewahitchka.

more than in the first pri-
mary. Unofficial figures
show at least 5,505 of Gulf's
7,413 registered voters went
to the polls.
The only clear winner in
Tuesday's vote was Armond
"A.B." Traylor, who dumped
incumbent Jimmy Gortman
by an edge of 650 votes. Since
there were only 636 absentee
votes, Traylor was a definite
winner over Gortman, who
had served for two four-year
terms on the Board of
Incumbent Eldridge Mon-
ey was a 17 vote leader over
challenger. Leo Kennedy in
the other Commission race.
Money polled 2,370 votes to
2,353 for Kennedy. Both are
still impatiently awaiting the
count of the absentee votes to

into theewoods at the corner of Woodward
and Fifth Street, although Mrs. Cantley
said she couldn't see where he went. She
knew only that he started out in the
direction of the woods.
The victim went immediately to the-
police station and reported the theft to
the dispatcher, Bill Whiteagle. Whiteagle
summoned Sergeants Durwood Smith,
and James McGee, who were on duty at,
the time, dispatching them to the scene.
Within minutes Smith aid McGee
were at the scene, but were unable to find
any sign of the robber. Sheriff's
Department investigators have also been
called into the case. Chief Maige said no
arrests have been made at press time,
but that the investigation into the matter
is continuing.

The Board adopted a three
point 'priority plan for all
Gulf County schools Tues-
day, with the main emphasis
being placed on a program of
quality students being pro-
duced through a quality
Receiving a first priority
rating in the elementary
schools would be a year-long
emphasis on improving the
curriculum and entire school
program to the point of
maintaining accreditation.
The elementary schools all
come up for re-evaluation for
accreditation next year.
Receiving the other two
priority ratings in the listing
were expanded opportunities
for cultural enrichment from
an increased infusion of
funds into the program and
providing an additional chal-
lenge to academically talent-

ed students.
On the high school level,
the top priority is to make
curriculum changes which
would offer the same sub-
jects in both high schools in
the county. Superintendent
Walter Wilder says this pro-
gram will be instrumental in
bringing the second priority
to reality which is to cause all
10th grade students to exceed
state averages in SSAT-II
The list of priorities was
approved by the Board pend-
ing approval of the district
advisory council.
In other business, the
Board also approved an
agreement with Gulf Coast
Community College whereby
students enrolled at both
county high schools can
receive high school ard col-
lege credit under a dual
enrollment program.

see who won.

Another cliff-hanger,
waiting on the outcome of the
absentee votes are the two
candidates in the Clerk of the
Circuit Court race to see who
will face incumbent Jerry
Gates in November.
Wyvonne Griffin Hatta-
way, who is making her
second bid at the office, held
a small 62 vote lead over Joe
St. Clair after Tuesday's dust
settled and the votes counted.
With Hattaway counting 2382
votes in her camp and St.
Clair with 2320 to his credit,
the election could go either
The most interest of the
second primary was prob-
ably generated by the Sher-
iff's race, and that contest,
. too, will be decided by the
count of the absentee ballots.
Challenger Al Harrison
had a comfortable 193 vote
lead over incumbent Ken
Murphy, but that lead could
be in jeopardy with the
counting of the absentees.
Harrison rode a ground
swell of support out of his
home town of Wewahitchka
to take the lead over Murphy,
2531.to 2338.
With the vote so close in
three of the four races on the
ballot Tuesday, nobody 'has
admitted defeat and nobody
has crowed about their yic-
tory ... except Mr. Traylor,,
In the meantime, the re-
mainder,,of the candidates
are huddled upV hin the crt'-
house awaiting the outcome
of the official count.

School Board and teacher representat-
tives formally signed a working agreement
Tuesday morning, officially ratifying -a
three year contract calling for teacher 'pay
increases and changes in fringe benefits.
Shown signing the agreements are School

In the Lead After

Clerk of the Court



County Commissioner

1 2 3 3A 4 5 6

Wyvonne Griffin Hattaway .... 219 238 93 30
Joe St. Clair ............... 462 361 145 34
Al Harrison ................... 591 542 192 35
K. E. "Ken" Murphy ........... 122 92 59 30
Jimmy 0. Gortman ........... 321 270 52 35
Arroond "A.B."Traylor ....... 388 349 196 26
Jeo Kennedy ....,.. !......... 316 268 90 30
Eldridge Money ... ...,-."., 366 329 148 32
i i1 *

Board chairman, Gene Raffield (seated,
left), teacher representative, Denise Wil-
liams (seated, right). Looking on are, Bert
Wagnon, teacher bargaining agent, Temple
Watson, school negotiator and Superinten-
dent Walter Wilder. -Star photo

Board Has Record Tax Complaints
Gulf County's Tax Equalization Board will county board and Gene Raffield and Ted she had received. The difference in the two Mexico Beach.
face the largest number of filed complaints Whitfield from the school board. salaries was considerably less than $21,000. "There's no fued", Owens said. "We have

in the county's history next Wednesday,
when the Board begins two days of hearings,
according to Everett Owens, chairman of
the committee, which is made up of
representatives from both the County and
School boards.
Owens said, "We have 48 filed complaints
this year and many other complaints which
have been expressed, due to dramatic
increases in property value assessments."
Owens said half the complaints will be
heard on Wednesday, starting at 5:00 p.m.,
and the other half on Thursday. "We'll take
them in the order in which they were
received and try to come up with a solution
which will be equitable".
The board has the authority to reduce any
or all of an assessment or to leave it as set
by the Property Appraiser.
The board is made up of Owens, Jimmy
Gortman, and Doug Birimigham from the

Two other related money matters have
been taken up by the County Board during
the past week, including approval of the
Thursday of last week, the Board gave its
final approval on a $4.4 million budget,
turning down a suggestion from Property
Appraiser Joyce Williams that her budget
be reduced by $21,000.
In a letter to the Commission, Mrs.
Williams said, "Due to the recent election
and change of Property Appraiser in
January, I am hereby submitting a new
figure on the budget." She had requested
and received approval of a budget totaling
$117,225 and was asking it be reduced to
$95,891. Williams claimed the new Assessor,
Kesley Colbert, was not certified as yet and
couldn't receive as much in salary pay as

After Commissioner Doug Birmingham
remarked, "If it was good enough before the
election, it ought to be good enough now",
the Commission unanimously adopted the
budget without any cuts.
Birmingham further stated the office
would probably need all the proposed
budget since it was his opinion it would take
a lot of work to clear up the complaints
which have been coming in concerning
property values. "We'll probably need all
that money in the office this year", he said.
Chairman Owens answered a statement,
monday, made by the Panama City
News-Herald last Saturday which said the
county was "mired in a county fued" with
Bay County over whether or not to provide
ambulance service to the community of

merely asked Bay County to help us with the
cost of providing service to Mexico Beach.
It's as simple as that. They have refused to
give us any help. That's simple too." Owens
said Bay County has refused any financial
contribution because they offer ambulance
service and the people of Mexico Beach can
call for it. "We asked for the money because
our charge schedule will not pay for the
entire operation and we thought Bay County
should pay what we have determined is their
fair share of the cost," Owens said.
The Commission chairman said he still
had hopes of working something out with
Bay County.
Meanwhile, Mexico Beach faces a cut-off
fromnthe Gulf County service on Wednesday
of next week unless further actions are
taken. After that date they must call on the
Bay County ambulance service.


County Commissioner :

7 8 9 10 11 11ATot.

58 165 101 190 438 184 227 424
38 104 107 153 195 163 233 304

60 153 100 133 157 109 153 297
37 119 111 216 527 249 311 437

40 84 93 148 232 165 222 326
55 183 110 186 356 181 232 379

,- 34 167.104. 158 432
60 103 103 186 220

162 9 213 374,
190 245 357,

716 2382
21 2320

9 2531
28 2338

20 2008
17 2658

15 2353
31 2370,

City Franchises

Put On Hold

Until Next May

Making a decision on two
utility franchises which oper-
ate in the City was put off
until the May Municipal
election Tuesday night, and a
third franchise utility mak-
ing a request to be consider-
ed for renewal.
The City's franchise with
St. Joseph Telephone and
Telegraph Company ran out
this summer and is up for
reconsideration by the voters
as to whether or not they
want to grant another term
for the firm. The company
has just completed a 30-year
operating agreement and
ihas asked the Commission
for renewal.
Florida Power Corporation
will have its franchise expire
in two years but has asked
the City to approve renewal
early for another 30 year
pact. The City has countered
FPC's request with an offer
of a 25 year franchise.
"A 30 year deal is a long
time in this day and time.
You just don't know what will
happen down the road. We
have asked for a shorter
franchise period but have not
received an answer as yet",
City Attorney William J.
Rish said.
Florida Power is currently
operating in the City under
an agreement which pays the
city four percent of its
revenue as a source of
revenue to the City. The firm
has offered to pay up to six
percent as a franchise bonus
but there are some announc-
ed changes which may cost
the city more than it would be
getting in increased monthly
Both utilities wanted to be
placed on the November
ballot for ratification by the
voters in the city, but the
time element involved in
getting a question on the
ballot would mean the city
would have to rush the
Tuesday night it was

learned that St. Joe Natural'
Gas Company also wanted to
be considered for franchise
renewal even though it is still:.
four years before their agree-
ment expires.
Attorney Rish told the
Commission, "since the no-
tices of the other franchises
have been published, Mr.
Costin has approached me
with the possibility of being
included in the renewals. It is
an impossibility to get the
paper work completed on
their franchise question prior
to the November election.
The Supervisor of Elections
has recommended we hold
all the franchise elections at
the time of the May munici-
pal elections".
The Commission agreed to
take that avenue Tuesday
night, even though it means,
the telephone company will
operate without a franchise
(Continued on Page 3)


In a special meeting Mon-
day afternoon, the Commis-
sion gave final approval for
its 1984-85 budget, totaling
$5.4 million. Approval of the
budget also gave the nod of
approval to a millage levy of
3.857 mills, up from the rate
of 3.448 levied last year.
The new budget reflects an
overall reduction, but fea-
tures increases in three
different funds. The general
fund has been increased by
$100,000; water and sewer
fund by $7,610 and Oak Grove
water and sewer, up $4,600.
The Wastewater Treat-
ment plant had a hefty
reduction of $350,000 from
last year, due to completion
of construction projects dur-
ing the year.

USPS 518-880

Masked Gunman Robs

Clerk Making Deposit

How Gulf County Voted by Various Precincts
Absentee Ballots Are Not Included In Totals

School Board.

Names Port St. Joe Coliseum After'

Craig; Adopts List of Priorities

Board, Teachers, Sign



and Comments


THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 1984


Gulf Isn't the

Only Janice Had More Fun Than I Did


Somehow Gulf County is being
maneuvered into being the "hea-
vy" in the matter of the county
saying it is going to be forced to
stop offering ambulance service to
the Mexico Beach area.
The county doesn't deserve
such a position. For several years
now, Gulf County has provided this
service,, when in reality, it was the
responsibility of Bay County to do
As a matter of fact, Gulf
County furnishes a lot of services to
Mexico Beach it is properly the
responsibility of Bay County to
provide, and we're glad to do it. We
realize these people deserve and
need the service, whether Bay
County does or not.
Gary Mueller, administrator of
Bay Memorial Medical Center
tried to brush away Bay's need to
reimburse Gulf County for continu-
ing to provide ambulance service
by saying Gulf County does not
pay the hospital bills for Gulf
County indigents sent over to their
E county. He says the county refuses
to pay the bills, which is an
Absolutely true statement. Gulf
County says it doesn't budget for
this expenditure, which it doesn't:
but it has the opportunity to put the
figure in its budget each and every
year but does not do so. So, in
effect, our county is refusing to pay
E the indigent medical bills.
Mr. Mueller is wrong when he
says the county does not pay the
costs of indigents sent to Bay
County hospital, however.
We pay.
Every hospital in the nation
figures its charges based on the

SLooks Lih

It was amusing the other day to
read of some of the attacks on the
decision to place the super compu-
ter at Florida State University.
The kibitzers to the idea were
attacking Congressman Don Fu-
qua, calling his part in the deal as
"pork-barrel", "brazen" and using
federal dollars for projects that are
unnecessary but pleasing to consti-
It was hard to keep from
laughing at this report which found
its way to the front page of the
Tallahassee Democrat.
Offering the criticisms were
Nathan Dean, vice president for
research at the University of
Georgia and Martha Krebs, asso-
ciate director for planning and
research at the University of

" In This

cost to operate, which includes the
care of indigents as well as the
money it fails to collect from
people who just won't pay their
Considering the numbers of
people from Gulf County who use
Bay County hospitals, and pay
their bills, our indigent care is paid
for by Gulf County people. Consi-
dering the numbers in Gulf County
who have medical insurance, thus
insuring payment, we would say
the indigents are provided for very
Personally, we would see our
county continue to provide for the
needs of Mexico Beach on into the
future. It is obvious that Bay
County doesn't care enough for the
well-being of their people in that
area to come up with a. paltry
$15;000 to care for their emergency
medical needs. We would have our
county continue this service and let
Bay County know we're not just
"knuckling under" to their infan-
tile reasoning, but we are doing it
from a good neighbor and humani-
tarian viewpoint.
And then, we would have our
people remember that in the future
when they have that sudden urge to
buy some of the millions of dollars
in merchandise they purchase in
Bay County each and every year.
The sales from this merchandise
surely helps pay taxes which helps
support Bay Memorial Medical
We hope. our small county
won't gag over coming up with a
measly $15,000 when it concerns the
emergency medical future of so
many people.

Je Jealous y

California's Lawrence Berkeley
With Florida as one of the 10
most populous states in the union,
the fastest growing state in the
union and predicted to be the third
most populous by the 1990's, it
seems to us to be forward thinking
and planning on a sound basis to
place this machine which is
designed to help people in the place
where the people are and where the
people are coming.
One doesn't need even a PC Jr
to see the detractors to the super
computer at FSU idea have formed
their opinion based solely on the
jealousy which was born because
their schools didn't get the

By Kesley Colbert
Last week my wife an-
nounced that she was taking
her Sunday school class to
Panama City to the circus.
No big deal. If she wanted to
take 20 eight and nine year
olds over to Panama City,
keep up with them at a cir-
cus, feed 'em afterwards and
then get them all home in
one piece, that was her pro-
blem. I did ask who was go-
ing to drive the church van.
She said, "We'll find a nice
concerned person'to help us
get over there." That trans-
lates into they hadn't found a
sucker yet that they could
talk into making that trip.
When she told me she was
a'going to take our two boys
along, I thought "Boy, that
trip just got a little tougher",
but that was O.K. by me
'cause it would give me a lit-
the time at home alone so I
could work on a few old
clocks I'd promised to fix for
some friends. As a matter of
fact I began to look forward
to a quiet evening at home
out in the clock house. I had

lots to do -there was a Ses-
sions Clock that needed a
new mainspring; a Seth
Thomas needed a new face
and hands; another Seth
Thomas just wasn't running;
one guy had brought in a
New Haven that struck 6
times when it was two
o'clock; and I had a cuckoo
clock that wouldn't cuckoo.
Like I said, I had lots to do,
and I am way behind on my
clock work, so I begin to get
organized to get some work
The day before the big trip
to the circus the mother of
one of the children stopped
me and said, "I sure am glad

you're driving the van, we
know ya'll will have fun." I
said "Say, what?"
About an hour later another
mother called my office and
asked, "How much money
will they need for the trip?" I
felt like telling her "Ma'am,
they'll need $300.00 a piece -
$5.00 for the circus and eats,
and $295.00 for the sucker
that's going to drive the
Needless to say, I couldn't
wait to get home and discuss
this "latest development"
with my first wife. I started
in on her just as soon as I hit
the back door with all the
reasons I couldn't make the
trip and why hadn't she told
me sooner and I'd already
made other plans and
besides I'd been to a circus
back in August of 1955. She
just smiled and patted me on
the arm. Don't you just hate
it when they pat you on the
arm? Then she said, "We're
going to leave at 4:30. Would
you mind going down to the
church a little early and
making sure the van is

ready." I'd like to get a'hold
of one of those women that
are always making those
speeches on T.V. and find out
just exactly what it is that
they want to be liberated
We left at 4:35. Janice Cox
was a little late. We got in
just as the big opening
parade started and you know
what, pretty good parade.
They had lots of elephants,
and you can't beat sitting up
in the stands eating cotton
candy and watching the ele-
phants come by. I also liked
that guy dressed up like Un-
cle Sam walking around on
those stilts. He must have
been 30 feet up in the air.
And I bet you they had 10-15
lions and tigers. All kinds of
acrobats and jugglers and
clowns. And monkeys and
dogs. I hadn't been there but
about five minutes when I
realized that this was a real
Back in 1955 when the "cir-
cus" came to our little town
they didn't have any mon-
keys, or trained dogs, and

nobody was a'walking 30 feet
up in the air. And they only
had two lions and one of
them slept through the entire
show. I look back on it now
and you know I think that
lion was probably dead.
They just kept dragging him
out night after night. The
best part of that circus was
the day of the opening per-
formance as the entire
troupe marched right
through town. The lone
elephant they had got out of
line and stomped through
Mrs. Caldwell's flower bed.
Everybody got a good laugh
out of that, except of course
for Mrs. Caldwell and her
brother, the mayor; he
didn't think it was too funny,
either. We didn't have any
more circuses after that, and
you know, that was a shame
because I remember dis-
tinctly that Mrs. Caldwell's
flower bed actually looked a
little better after the
elephant had worked some
on the arrangement.
But I've got to be honest
(Continued on Page 3)

The Perfect "Foreign" Assignment Found for Fledgling Columnist

reminds me of one of my eight
grandsons; when he gets it on his
mind he wants to do something, he
keeps at it until you give in and let him
do it, or else explode with consterna-
tion at-his persistence.
A couple of months ago Kesley put
in for pay or some out-of-town
assignments-presumably with ex-
penses paid for. Six months ago, he
couldn't spell "columnist" and now he
are one.
One of Kesley's pet projects is to
get that aforementioned "foreign
assignment" which you read all about
last week. To coin one of Kes's words,
"shucks", The Star hasn't even sent
me out on a foreign assignment yet
and I've been here 32 years. As
Rodney Dangerfield says, "One just
doesn't see any respect anymore".
While Kesley has been nagging
me about this assignment to parts far
away from here, I have secretly been
thinking of someplace I could send
him. There are those who would help
me with hunting this place, but I'll try
to do this one all by myself and do a

good job of it. I won't botch this one up
like I did the job of making me
independently wealthy.
LAST WEEK END on' one of my

Atlanta on Friday to see the Braves
lose to the Padres and then scooted on
up into North Georgia sight-seeing on
Saturday. With brother Edward, an
Atlanta resident, driving the car, we

bought some chestnuts and boiled
peanuts, saw some people out in the
country making sorghum syrup and
stopped to make a purchase. Those
syrup-makers lad just contrived their


By: Wesley R. Ramsey

semi-annual week end vacations, I
think I found just the right assignment
for Kesley. It took searching and it
took concentration, but when you look
for the perfect answer to a question
long enough, it will just seem to fall in
your lap if you give it long enough and
stay alert enough to the problem at
This past week end, the Cecil
Harrisons, Frenchie and I took off to

zoomed up to within eight miles of the
North Carolina border, taking a long
hard look at the mountain countryside
and making a stop here and there.
We wound our way to thle top of
"Brasstown Bald" mountain, the
highest point in Georgia, took a side
trip to Hiawassee to see the annual
Mountain Fair, but we were a week
early there, stopped at one of the
numerous road-side peddlers and

natural, country look. It was mostly
atmosphere to -sell those flatland
touristers sorghum syrup at $2.25 a
The syrup kettle was fired with
butane gas, the cooling pot was
modern stainless steel and the syrup
was put in new Mason jars in a
cardboard carton. The tractor which
ran the cane juice mill was authentic-
ally old and they used real cane.

We even rubber-necked the place
where the original Cabbage Patch
Dolls were consummated. We didn't
waste our trip to North Georgia.
We resisted the urge to buy a
bucket of dirt in Dahlonega and pan
for gold. We visited a huge stone
wilderness lodge which housed a
souvenir shop featuring tin cups made
in Mexico and mountain crafts made
in Taiwan. The gorgeous mountain
scenery was made right here in the
United States, in North Georgia.
Wevisited Helen, where the
OctoberFest was starting and had
bad thoughts toward the town. There
were at least 50,000 people walking the
streets in a small town the size of Port
St. Joe and only two public rest rooms.
NOW, TO THE assignment I
found for Kesley.
One of the destinations on our
day-long tour was the sorghum
festival at Blairsville, which is just a
rock's chunk from North Carolina.
I'm going to send Kesley on assign-
ment next year to Blairsville to cover
the festival.

Now that he has the assignment,
he can quit pestering me for a trip and
start getting in shape for this one.
Kes doesn't know it, but when you
go off on "assignment", that's a
working trip. On this one, Kes will
have to participate to get the real
"flavor" of what the sorghum festival
is all about.
I missed it this year-it isn't until
next week, but that isn't time enough
to get Kes all ready for this year's
I have entered Kes in the tobacco
spitting contest at Blairsville's festi-
val for next year. If he wins, he will
get a carton of Chattanooga Choo and
almost enough money to pay for his
expenses up there, thus saving the
paper some money and granting his
life-long wish all at the same time.
I want to warn him, though, to
practice hard like he tries to get the
Shark football players to do.
You see, last year's winner, a
12-year-old boy, could spit for 18 feet.
. backward over his head.

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.
High Low
Oct. 4 5:45 a.m. 4:38p.m.

Oct. 5
Oct. 6
Oct. 8

Oct. 9

Oct. 10
Oct. 11

10:42 a.m.

5:45 p.m.

4:35 a.m.

12:48p.m. 3:27p.m.
10:14 p.m. 6:16 a.m.
10:39 p.m. 7:29 a.m.

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The Port St. Joe police
department employed a new
patrolman who started work
on Monday of this week.
Chief Robert Maige notified
all merchants by letter this
week that the new man was
employed primarily to walk
the streets and alleys of
downtown after closing hours
and check doors to business
establishments in an effort to
prevent breaking and enter-
Chief Maige, in his letter to
merchants advised them to
keep the alleys clear of any
structure, debris or trash
which would serve to conceal
an offender. He asked the
cooperation of the merchants
in keeping the alleyways
clean and clear of obstruc-

Beach Sets
Nov. Election
The Town of Mexico Beach
will hold its regular Munici-
pal Election November 6.
Positions to be voted on will
be Mayor Councilman,
Group 1, Council Members,
Group II, and Group III.
The last qualifying date for
candidates will be October 6,
1984 at 5 p.m. The last date
for voter registration before
the General Election in No-
vember will be Oct. 6.

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meeting September 23-26 at
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Judge Bower's term will
constitute the second con-
secutive year of service on
the committee.
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Lynne Wells and Winston
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Gulf County

'School Lunch
Monday, October 8
Hot dogs, cheese sticks,
-baked beans, cookies, and
Tuesday, October 9
Lasagna, tossed salad,
baby limas, rolls, and milk.
Wednesday, October 10
Hoagie sandwich, buttered
Scorn, lettuce, tomato, pick-
les, cake, and milk.
Thursday, October 11
Country fried steak, turnip
greens, fruit cup, rice with
gravy, cornbread, and milk.
:; Friday, October 12
Ship AHOY Fish, Seven
Seas Salad, Voyager Pota-
toes, Pirate Rolls, Treasure
SChest, Cargo of Milk.
Menus may change without
notice due to the availability
of foods.


Its Fall,
: The five members of the St.
Joseph Bay Chapter Daugh-
ters of the American Revolu-
tion who attended the recent
IPall Forum, held Friday and
Saturday, September 21 and
22 at Sebring, including Mrs.
W. B. Dye, Regent, Mrs. Paul
Kunel, Vice Regent, Mrs.
Jean Heathcock, Acting
Treasurer, Mrs. Herbert
Brouilette, Historian, and
Mrs. Ralph Swatts, Chair-
man of American Indians,
reported a most interesting,
informative and enjoyable
conference, as well as a very
pleasant drive.
The Forum was held at the
New Holiday Inn which had
been constructed mainly for
the purpose of housing
groups such as this, and was
most suitable for such an
occasion. (It had housed the
Annual Convention of the
Florida Poetry Association
earlier in the same month).
Following registration and
a: very special dinner or
banquet, an evening recep-
tion was held at which time
the new State Regent, Mrs.
Foster of Tallahassee, with
her officers and chairmen,
was presented to the 315
members who were in at-
tendance. This was the
largest attendance in the
history of the Fall Forum, 56
more than had been expecte-
.The Saturday morning pro-
gram began bright and early
with two instructional ses-
sions for chapter Registrars
and Treasurers, a real boon
for these and other officers
throughout the state. These
were followed by the Annual
Fall Forum for which the
weekend was planned. Busi-

Coffee for

The United Methodist
Women would like to invite
the women of the local
churches to a coffee on
Saturday, October 13th. It
will be held in the First
United Methodist Church
Fellowship Hall from 10:30 to
12:00. Please come and enjoy
this time of fellowship with
your Christian neighbors.




Joyelle Whitfield, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. David
Whitfield of Howard Creek
celebrated her seventh birth-
day on September 14 at
Those helping her cele-
brate were Jessica White,
Teresa Evensen, Jamie Be-

sore, Alice Kennington,
Christie Jeter, Angie Griffin,
Anna Whitfield, George Whit-
field, Channon Whitfield, her
school teacher Mrs. Nelson,
her grandmother Mrs. Shir-
ley Webb, and her mother,
Mrs. Linda Whitfield.

:mbers Report On

Forum At Sebring

ness was taken care of and
reports given by the various
officers, and announcements
were made of future events,
including the Annual State
Meeting scheduled for De-
cember 3 in Jacksonville.
The closing feature of the
Forum was the Saturday
luncheon, after which began

the homeward trek. Mrs.
Dye, St. Joseph Bay Chapter
Regent, when asked her
opinion of her first Forum
replied, "I was thrilled and
excited by the total program,
and I enjoyed all of it. I
thought it was inspiring and
most helpful, and I was proud
to be a part of it".

Garden Club to Meet

One Week
The October meeting of the
Port St. Joe Garden Club will
be held today, a week earlier
than the regularly scheduled
date, due to conflict with the
District II meeting which will
be held at the Gulf Beach
Garden Club in Panama City
Thursday, October 11. This
meeting is open to all club
members. (For further infor-
mation call Mrs. Don Ash-

croft, club president, or Mrs.
Sally Sulzer, secretary.)
Today's: program will be
presented by Mrs. Ralph
Nance of Mexico Beach, who
is a real authority on the
subject that has been assign-
ed to her, "Wild Flowers".
Members will not want to
miss this very special pro-

Open House Monday At

Highland View Elementary

Highland View School
opens its doors to parents and
students Monday, October 8,
at 7:00 P.M. when its PTA
holds its annual Open House.
PTA President Virgil Lip-
ford encourages all parents
to take advantage of this
opportunity to visit their
child's classroom and meet
their child's teacher. This
Open House concept fosters a
sense of pride in the school-

age child, and gives them the
opportunity to show off their
parents at school.
Rumors have surfaced
about this year's door prize,
which is reputedly even
better than last year's prize.
You might be the lucky
person to take it home.
Plans will be finalized for
the October 20 Halloween
Carnival during the brief
business meeting, followed

by the serving of delicious
If you would like to bring
canned goods or non-clothing
items for the Carnival's
Country Store in advance,
PTA officers will welcome
them during Open House.
It is hoped that a pleasant,
productive evening will be
enjoyed at Highland View by
all attending.

Miss Robin Glass Becomes

Mrs. Michael

Robin Caroline Glass and
Michael Clifton Hedgepeth
were united in a double ring
ceremony September 2, 3:00
p.m. at the Bread of Life
Church of Lynchburg, Va.
with the Rev. Philip Wiley
officiating in the presence of
relatives and friends. During
the ceremony the couple took
their communion, and later
lit the Unity candle.
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. (Bob)
Glass of Amherst, Va. She is
the granddaughter of Mr.
and Mrs. C. E. Glass, Jr. of
Port St. Joe.
The bridegroom is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Clifton
Hedgepeth of Amherst, Va.
Nuptial music was per-
formed by Charles Balentine,
organist and Gail Balentine,
soloist. Their songs for the
ceremony were "The Song of
Solomon", "The Wedding
Song", "The Lord's Prayer",
"Just You and I", "We've
Only Just Begun".
The bride was given in
marriage by her parents and
escorted by her father to the
altar to the music and lyrics
of "The Song of Solomon",
Chapter 2, Verses 10-12.
The bride chose a tradi-
tional formal length gown of
white organza over taffeta.
To complete her ensemble,
the bride carried a bouquet of

tiger lilies, baby's
Shannon Glass
S. C., the bride's
Maid of Honor. B
were Carol Adoci
ton, Va., Emily
Amherst, Va.,
Anton of Amhers
Clifton Hedgep
his son as Best I
groomsmen we
Wood, Jr., Vince

s breath and Cliff Glass, brother of the
bride, all of Amherst, Va.
of Marion, Little Miss Genia Balentine
sister, was was the flower girl, and
Bridesmaids Master Mathew Garland was
k of Loving- the ring bearer.
Brown of Those attending from out
and Mary of town included the bride's
st, Va. grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
)eth served C..E. Glass, Jr. and a friend,
Man. Usher- Mrs. Shirley Webb of Port St.
re D. T. Joe, and Mrs. Gail Glass of
Anton, and Marion, S C.

Mr. and Mrs. Hedgepeth


Couple Are Wed

Cynthia Jo Gentry and
Bobby Wayne Hayes of Port
St. Joe were united in marri-
age Saturday, September 1 at
the Beach Baptist Chapel.
The bride was given in
marriage by Lori Kaye and
Phillip Wayne Gentry.
Serving the bride as Maid
of Honor was Mrs. Larry
Gay. Bridesmaid was Judy
Mowery Bryant.
The groom's Best Man was
Raymond Marshall. Randy
Wilder, nephew of the bride,
served as usher.
A reception followed the

ceremony in the church
social hall.

Help Wanted
The Captain's Cove is
now taking applica-
tions for experienced
waitresses. Apply in
person 10 a.m. to
11:30 a.m.
412 Reid Avenue

Delores Gaffney Davis,
formerly of Port St. Joe, has
earned a Master's Degree in
Early' Childhood Education
from Nova University in Fort
A graduate of Washington
High School, Delores attend-
ed Florida A&M University,
and received a Bachelor of
Science Degree in Education.

She was certified in Early
Childhood Education from
Florida State University.
Delores is now residing in
West Palm Beach with her
three daughters, Joan, Tara
and Mamye. She is currently
working as a Kindergarten
teacher with the Palm Beach
County School System.

Sea Oats to Learn About

Senior Citizen Gardening

Youth Group In Concert

At Honeyiille Church

The "Heaven Bound" youth group of Wewahitchka will
be in concert this Sunday evening at the Honeyville United
Methodist Church. Services begin at 7:00 p.m., and Earl
Capps, pastor, invites everyone to attend.

AARP Plans Sing-A-Long

Wednesday Afternoon

The Saint Joseph Bay
Chapter of the American
Association of Retired Per-
sons will hold their October
meeting on Wednesday, Oc-
tober 10th, 2:30 p.m. EDT at
the Centennial Building on
Allen Memorial Way. All
persons over 50 are invited.
A delightful old movie

in the Mini-Mall, Mexico Beach


Soda Shoppe
and Game Room
Monday thru Friday
from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Highway 98 and 8th Street
Mexico Beach

sing-a-long with the Fox
Theatre organist of Atlanta
will be fun for all.
Plans and reservations for
the special November dinner
meeting will be presented.

The Sea Oats and Dunes
Garden Club met on Tues-
day, September 11, in the
Mexico Beach Chamber of
Commerce building. The
first meeting of the new year
opened with a covered dish
luncheon. New members and
five guests were welcomed,
and everyone present enjoy-
ed the speaker, Mrs. Ralph
Nance of St. Joe Beach, who
spoke of her visit to Uruguay,
South America, during the
summer. Several artifacts
were passed around, and a
question and answer period
On Tuesday, October 9, the
garden club will meet again
in the Chamber of Commerce
building, at 9 A.M. Central
time. Speaker will be Mrs.
Stiles Brown of Port St. Joe,
whose subject will be "Gar-

dening for the Senior Citi-
All members are urged to
attend as several announce-
ments will be forthcoming.

Board to Meet
The Board of Directors of
the Gulf County Guidance
Clinic, Inc. will hold its next
regularly scheduled meeting
on Tuesday, October 9 at 7:o00
p.m. (Eastern). The meeting
will be held in the Clinic
Conference Room at 311
Williams Avenue in Port St.


Delores Gaffney Davis

Frink School
Reunion Oct. 13
The Eighth Annual Re-
union of Frink School will be
held on Saturday, October 13,
at Chipola River Wayside
Park on Highway 20.

from Thursday, Oct. 4 thru
Wednesday, Oct. 10

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 1984

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 1984

Deeann Smith of Port St. Joe is removed
from the wreckage of her 1984 Mazda
Monday at noon, after she lost control of the
car and crashed into a tree near Simmons
Bayoued. Emergency Medical Technician
Andy Millergren and Eddie Lane are
placing Miss Smith on a spine board in
preparation to removing her from the car.
According to Florida Highway Patrol

Trooper Herschel Hill, Miss Smith lost
control of her car and crashed into the tree
broadside "nearly cutting the car in two"
Hill said.
Miss Smith was taken to a Panama City
hospital where she is being treated for a
broken pelvis and internal injuries.
Trooper Hill said the accident is still
under investigation. -Star photo

Only 357 Vehicle Tags

Sold In County In 1930

Gulf County's tax collector
does more than just collect
taxes. Eda Ruth Taylor
spoke to the Kiwanis Club
Tuesday, telling them of the
office's duties in collecting
fees and licenses and how
this business amounts to
quite a bit of money over a
year's time.
One interesting matter
brought out by Taylor was
the statistic that in 1930,
there were 357 motor vehicle
tags sold in the county at a
total cost of $4,351. During
the past year, 9,467 tags were
sold at a value of $256,356.
In addition, the office col-
lects a sizeable amount of
sales tax each year, generat-
ed by the sale and trading of
automobiles and other motor
The office also sells hunt-
ing and fishing licenses.
According to Taylor, Gulf
County had sales of 7,870 of
these licenses issued last
year. That's a license being
sold for two out of three
residents in the county. Of
course, 3,400 of the licenses

were sold to people from
outside the county who come
here to fish for a day or two,
or participate in the bow and
muzzle loading hunts on St.
Vincent Island.
The office sold some 1,436
pleasure boat licenses last

year and 284 commercial
boat licenses.
Guests of the club were
Henry Lilius, Sr., and Henry
Lilius, Jr., Joe St. Clair and
Key Clubbers Curtis Ray,
David Anderson, Leslie Wil-
der and Connie Dixon.

Christian Athlete Group

to Speak to Methodists

A special youth group will
present a worship program
in the First United Methodist
Church Sunday evening, ac-
cording to the church's pas-
tor, Rev. Al Harbour.
George Dean and repre-
sentatives of the Fellowship
of Christian Athletes from
Mosley High School will
explain the activities and
purposes of the association to
the church.
Rev. Harbour says the
church has extended an
invitation to others interest-
ed in the program to attend.
The service will begin at 7:00
p.m. After the evening wor-

ship hour a time of fellowship
and an evening meal will be
held in the social hall of the

Gospel Sing at
White City
There will be a gospel sing
at White City Assembly of
God Church Saturday, Octo-
ber 6 at 7:00 p.m., EST.
Featured will be the Jor-
dan River Boys from Chip-
ley. Rev. Roger Barnett
invites everyone to attend
and worship in song with

V.F.W. Meeting Tuesday

The John C. Gainous Post
10069 V.F.W. and the Ladies
Auxiliary will hold its regu-
lar meeting on Tuesday,
October 9 at the Post Home
at 115 5th Avenue, Highland
View at 7:30 p.m.
District President Dell
Little will be making her
official inspection.
On Friday, October 12 the
Post will have its monthly
covered dish dinner, with
dinner being served at 7:00
p.m. by the Ladies Auxiliary.

The program for the even-
ing will be a report on the
AARP trip to Hawaii and
activities of the Senior Citi-
zens, presented by Mrs.
Annie Chewning and her
guest. The price is $3.00 per
plate. The public is invited to
come and enjoy the fellow-
The Post also is having a
Ham or Turkey Shoot each
Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until
5:00 p.m. until January at the
Post Home.

*Plant Container

Is Important

County Extension Director

This will give the appearance
that all the plants are grow-

Containers are important ing together in the planter,
keys to successful house but their individual watering
plant culture. There, are needs can be more closely
many kinds- some decora-
tive, some purely functional.
They're available in a varie-,
ty of materials: clay, cera-
mic, wood, plastic and metal.
But regardless of type, they .
all serve a single purpose to
hold the soil, water and
nutrients which support your
plant's growth. Some are .
better than others, and I will
discuss the pros and cons in
this article. My information
for this article was provided :
by Extension Horticulturist,
Dr. Robert J. Black.
Soil moisture retention is monitored.
one of the most important When a plant starts requir-
&factors influenced by. house ...ingwater.an-a daily basis to
S'?plant containers. Since im- keep from wilting, it is time
proper watering leads the list to think about repotting. For
of house plant killers, con- the plant to look and grow its
tainer selection is a vital best, its foliage should be
consideration. about two or three times the
Moisture evaporates fairly diameter of the top of the pot.
rapidly through containers If it gets to be four times the
made of porous materials size of its container, it needs
like clay. So plants growing repotting. This maintains a
in such pots usually require good ratio between plant and
more frequent watering than container size. It also re-
those in ceramic, plastic, and duces the chances of overwa-
other non-porous containers. tering.
The rate of evaporation When repotting, carefully
from a pot is just one factor remove as much of the soil as
affecting its water-holding possible from around the
characteristics. Many dec- outside of the plant's root
orative containers, especial- system. If the plant is pot
ly jardinieres, lack drainage bound, that is, if the roots
holes. Any excess water you completely fill the old con-
apply cannot escape through tainer, you may need to cut
the bottom. And this presents away the matted exterior
a root hazard. If you choose roots. Then place some soil in
to grow your house plants in the bottom of the new pot,
such containers, you should and transfer the plant. Fill
be very careful to avoid around the plant with new
overwatering. Actually, if soil and water thoroughly.
you want to use non-draining Always repot a plant at the
decorative containers, it's a same level at which it was
good idea to grow yours in growing in its old container.
clay pots that have drainage To review briefly, plant
holes, and place these inside containers are available in
the jardinieres, or you could all shapes, sizes and types of
drill holes in the jardinieres. materials from wood, clay
If drilling isn't practical, and ceramic, to plastic and
place a layer of gravel in the metal. But their main func-
bottom, to collect excess tion is to provide a healthy
water, growing area for your plant's
If you're trying to arrange roots. You must select or
an indoor planter, it's wise to modify pots and jardinieres
keep plants in separate con- to insure they provide ade-
tainers, and use peat moss, quate drainage. Otherwise,
bark, or rock chips to sur- you could encounter serious
round the individual pots. watering problems.

Sgt. Ronald Brown Gets

First Oak Leaf Cluster
Staff Sergeant Ronald L.
Brown, United States Army,
has received the Army Com-
mendation Medal (First Oak
Leaf Cluster).
He was awarded the medal
for meritorious service as a
Drill Sergeant and Platoon
Sergeant, Company ], 15th
Battalion, 4th Training Bri-
gade, United States Army
Armor Center, Fort Knox,
Kentucky, October 1981
through August 1984.
Staff Sergeant Brown is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Capers
Allen, 171 Avenue C, Port St.
Joe. He was a 1970 graduate
of Port St. Joe High School.

THE STAR Staff Sergeant Brown
308 Williams Ave.


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PAGE SIX THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 1984

PTA Attains 100% Membership 2

' The Port St. Joe Elemen- have enrolled in the school's percent membership. Each the only instance of an percent Membership Award
tary School PTA has recently Parent-Teacher Association, child in the class had at least individual class at St. Joe from the state PTA organiza-
completed a very successful Mrs. Daniel Duncan's home- one parent enroll as a Elementary School ever tion. There are 399 families /.
membership drive and con- room class earned special member of PTA. According reaching the 100 percent represented at the school and
test. A total of 467 members recognition for achieving 100 to available records, this is membership mark. Mrs. a total enrollment of 585 .
James Wood's class was students. Every faculty -
'.. recognized and presented a member, aide, and non-
trophy for enrolling the high- instructional staff member
'est number of people. Her has also joined PTA. -. -.-

students were able to enlist
50 members in PTA. Mrs.
Jesse Stone's class enrolled
44 new members, and was
presented a ribbon in recog-
nition of their accomplish-
ment. All 29 homerooms at
the school attained the goal
of having at least 75 percent
membership. In recognition
of their hard work in achiev-
ing this goal, the classes will
be rewarded with a movie
during the week of Oct. 8.
For enlisting a number of
members equal to or greater
than the number of families
represented at the school the
local PTA has earned the 100


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ton, president; Pam Law-
rence, vice president; Char-
lotte Pierce, treasurer; and
Marilyn Witten, secretary.
Mrs. Pierce served as chair-
man of the membership
drive and will continue to
accept new members at any
time during the school year.
The membership fee to join
PTA is $1.00 per person.
The officers appreciate all
those who have joined the
organization and encourage
them to be active, interested
and enthusiastic members.

Shark Review

News of Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High

Our fighting Sharks have
done it again! They defeated
Havana Friday night by a
score of 50-0. The varsity
team has yet to be scored
upon this year. The next
game for the Sharks will be
Friday, October 5, when they
take on Apalachicola here at
Shark Stadium.
The Junior High football
team were also victors this
week in their game against
Apalachicola. It' looks as
though the Junior High team
is following in the varsity's
footsteps. [

The members of the Na-
tional Honor Society are
interested in tutoring. If you
know of someone who is
having difficulty in a certain
subject, tell them to call the
President of the Society,
Letha Rice, at 229-6786 to
schedule a tutor. The Honor
Society would greatly appre-
ciate the support.
Last Friday students at
Port St. Joe High received a
welcome surprise. Channel 7
newsmen appeared with
cameras in hands,to film the
Pep Rally. This was quite a
privilege, and the students
really enjoyed the filming.
Beginning this week and
continuing for the next few
weeks, I am going to intro-
duce you to the new teachers
at Port St. Joe High School.
This week the teacher is Mrs.
Cindy Belin. Mrs. Belin
graduated from Huntingdon
University in Montgomery,
Alabama. She taught at Port
St. Joe Elementary School:
for five years before moving
to the High School where she
now teaches reading for
grades 9-12. Mrs. Belin is also
the sponsor and coordinator
for the Majorette Squad at
the High School. Next week,
we'll meet Mr. Rodney Nob-
Friday is the big day for
students at Port St. Joe High!
It's the first time this year

We wish to express our
appreciation to our many
friends for their loving con-
cern for our mother and
grandmother, Alline Fabel,
during her residence in Port
St. Joe.
We especially want to
thank Dr. Joe Hendrix and
his office staff who were
always available when we
needed them. They were
patient and tried so hard to
ease her pain.
We are very grateful to
Sally Hamby, Bessie Faison
and Judy Griffin who cared
for her faithfully and lovingly
when she was unable to care
for herself.
Expressions of sympathy
at the time of her death
through visits, calls, food,
cards and flowers, as well as
contributions in her memory,
meant so much to us.
Mrs. Jacque Price &
Mrs. John W. Fabel &

that report cards will be sent
home. Students, we had
better start being nice to
Mom and Dad.
The Junior Class has laun-
ched its annual magazine
sale. The profits from this
sale will go toward the
Junior-Senior Prom. The
Juniors would greatly appre-
ciate any support given
Until next week, this is
Annette Minger hoping you
have a good one.



Mrs. Stone's class recognized for enrolling 44 members In PTA.

Veterans Hospital Is Planned

Veterans of Gulf county
are working with other vet-
erans in the Panhandle area
to secure a planned new
veterans hospital for the
north Florida area. The new
hospital would serve the VA
Medical District 10, which
includes the Mobile, Ala-
bama area, an active candi-
date for the hospital location.
Veterans officials of the
Panhandle are urging all
veterans to write to Hugh
Vickerstaff, Director, VA
Medical District 10, 700 South
19th Street, Birmingham,
Alabama 35233, giving your
support for location of the
proposed new hospital in this

vicinity, .in their letter during the
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People getting Social Se-
curity benefits who work are
required to estimate their
projected earnings as accu-
rately as possible and to
report the amount to the
Social Security Administra-
tion, Ann R. Kinard, Social
Security field representative
for Gulf County, said recent-
Furthermore, people
should revise these esti-
mates, as necessary, during
the course of the year.
Excess earnings under the
annual retirement test are
the primary cause of over-
payments. More than one
million people were overpaid
in 1983 because of underesti-
mation or failure to report
their earnings, and total
overpayments, as a result,
amount to more than $1
People must file an annual
report of earnings at the end
of the taxable year. At that
time the amount of benefits
due for the year is figured; if
all the payments that were
due have not been made, the
person is paid the proper
- On the other hand, if the
person is found to have been
overpaid, the amount of the
overpayment will be with-
held from future benefits or
will have to be repaid.
More information about
how work affects Social
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THE STAR. Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 1984 PAGE SEVEN

Educators Meeting to Study

Materials for Computer Ed.

Masons Give Awards for Service

Port St. Joe's Masonic
Lodge presented awards for
years of service Saturday
night, in a special awards
meeting of the lodge. Seven
members were presented
with 25-year certificates and
two members received their
60-year awards.
In the picture above, Wor-
shipful Master Clynton Pe-
terson, left, poses with the
25-year recipients. From left
to right, they are: Cecil G.
Costin, Jr., Ralph Macom-
ber, Joseph C. Evans, James
Horton, R. B. "Bob" Smith,
E. L. Ellis and Billy D.
Barlow. Standing at right is
J. J. Pippin, Past District
Deputy Grand Master. Not
present, but receiving a
25-year certificate was
Thomas J. Atkins. Atkins,
Smith, Horton and Evans are
all Past Worshipful Masters
of the local lodge.
In the photo at right, WM
Clynton Peterson and J. J.

- Public Notices -

The City of Port St. Joe, Florida, re-
quests bids for dne (1) ADJUSTABLE
TROLLER. Specifications may be ob-
tained from the City Clerk's Office, P.
0. Box 278, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Bid opening will be held October 16,
1984, at 8:00 P.M., EDT, In the Municipal
Building at the Regular Meeting of the
City Commission.
By: /aS/ L A. Farris,
City Auditor/Clerk 2t 9/27

The City of Port St. Joe, Florida, re-
quests bids for one (1) SEWAGE EF-
FLUENT PUMP. Specifications may be
obtained from the City Clerk's Office, P.
0. Box 278, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Bid'opening will be held October 16,
1984, at 8:00 P.M., EDT, In the Municipal
Building at the Regular Meeting of the
City Commission.
By: Is/ L A. Farris,
City Auditor/Clerk 2t 9/27
The Board of County Commissioners
of Gulf County will receive sealed bids
from any person, company, or corpora-
tion interested In purchasing the
following described personal property
which has been declared surplus:
1978 GM 454 Engine with four barrel
carburetor & transmission, serial
number 361959
70-163 Crystal Tips Ice Maker, model
number B-11T CAS-010-A-A, serial
number 01-K04B229
70-273 Ingersoll-Rand Trailer
mounted air compressor with Wiscon-
din Engine, engine model MVF4D,
serial number 3106703
70-273 Homemade Transport Trailer.
The above listed Items may be seen
at the Gulf County Mosquito Control,
1001 Tenth Street, Port St. Joe, FL
32456. Open Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday 7:00 a.m. to
.5:30 p.m. EDT
Bids will be received until 9:00
o'clock A.M., E.D.T., October 9th, 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.
I// Everett Owens, Jr., Chairman
2t 9/27

File Number 84-26

the administration of the estate of
NELL B. SMITH, deceased, File
Number 84-26, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is Gulf
County Courthouse, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. The personal represen-
tative of the estate Is Alford Ramsey,
whose address Is 210 16th Street, Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456. The name and
address of the Personal Represen-
tative's attorney are set forth below.
All persons having claims or
demands against the estate are re-
with the clerk of the above court a writ-
ten statement of any claim or demand
they may have. Each claim must be in
writing and must Indicate the basis for
the claim, the name and address of the
creditor or his agent or attorney, and
the amount claimed. If the claim is not
yet due, the date when it will become
due shall be stated. If the claim is con-
tingent or unliquidated, the nature of
the uncertainty shall be stated. If the
claim is secured, the security shall be
described. The claimant shall deliver
sufficient copies of the claim to the
clerk to enable the clerk to mail one
copy to each Personal Representative.
All persons interested in the estate
to whom a copy of this Notice of Ad-
ministration has been mailed are re-
any objections they may have that
challenge the validity of the decedent's
will, the qualifications of the personal
representative, or the venue or jurisdic-
tion of the court.
Date of the first publication of this
Notice of Administration: October 4,
As Personal Representative of the
Estate of Nell B. Smith, deceased.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
J. Patrick Floyd
413 Williams Avenue
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Telephone: (904) 227-1159
2t 10/4

Case No.: 84-7112-MMP
known as Big Bend Production Credit


Oil Screw TARFOOT, her masts, boil-
ers, cables, engines, machinery,
bowsprits, sails, riggings, boats, an-
chors, chains, tackle, apparel, furni-
ture, fittings, tools, pumps, equipment
and supplies,-and all fishing and other
appurtenances, In rem; and ROGER C.
DOLPH, In personal,
By virtue of a Final Judgment and
Order of Sale Issued out of the United
States District Court for the Northern
District of Florida, Taliahassee"Dlvl-
slon, on the 20th day of September,
1984, notice is hereby given that I will
sell by public auction, for cash, on the
16th day of October 1984, at 12:00
Noon, at Raffleld Fisheries, Inc., dfbla
Raffield Ship Builders, U.S. Highway
98, at Port St. Joe, Florida, the Oil
Screw TARFOOT, her masts, boilers,
cables, engines, machinery, bowsprits,
sails, riggings, boats, anchors, chains,
tackle, apparel, furniture, fittings, tools,
pumps, equipment and supplies, and
all fishing and other appurtenances, as
she now lies.
By: /s/ Sheila R. Pope
W. L. "Mac" McLendon
U.S. Marshal
2tc 10/4

Case No.: 83-7488-MMP
known as Big Bend Production Credit
Oil Screw GOLDEN WEST, her masts,
boilers, cables, engines, machinery,
bowsprits, sails, riggings, boats, an-
chors, chains, tackle, apparel, furni-
ture, fittings, tools, pumps, equipment
-and supplies, and all fishing and other
appurtenances, In rem; and CARL
CULBRETH, In personal,
By virtue of a Final Judgment and
Order of Sale issued out of the United
States District Court for the Northern
District of Florida, Tallahassee Divi-
sion, on the 20th day of September,
1984, notice is hereby given that I will
sell by public auction, for cash, on the
16th day of October 1984, at 12:30 p.m.,
at Raffipld Fisheries, Inc., d/bla Raffield
Ship Builders, U.S. Highway 98, at Port
St. Joe, Florida, the Oil Screw GOLDEN
WEST, her masts, boilers, cables,
engines, machinery, bowsprits, sails,
riggings, boats, anchors, chains,
tackle, apparel, furniture, fittings, tools,
pumps, equipment and supplies, and
all fishing and-other appurtenances, as
she now lies.
By: Is/ Shella R. Pope
W. L. "Mac" McLendon
-U.S. Marshal
2tc 1014
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida, re-
quests bids for CITY EMPLOYEE UNI-
FORMS. Specification may be obtained
frrm the City Clerk's Office, P. 0. Box
278, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Bid
opening will be held November 06.
1984, at 8:00 P.M.. EST, in the Municipal
Building at the regular meeting of the
City Commission.
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Pippin, Sr., flank Cecil G.
Costin, Sr., who was present-
ed with his award for com-
pleting 60 years of member-
ship. A 60-year award was
also presented to James H.
Greer, but Greer could not

attend the meeting Saturday.
Costin has spent his 60 years
with the local lodge but Greer
is a relative "newcomer",
having come to the Port St.
Joe lodge in the late 30's.
-Star photo

Crime Is Going

Down In Gulf

Sheriff Ken Murphy spoke
to the Rotary Club Thursday
of last week, telling the club
members crime was on the
downward trend here in Gulf
Speaking in an informal
manner, Sheriff Murphy an-
swered several questions
from his audience concern-
ing the operation of the
In answering a question
about money, the Sheriff
said the department is op-
erating on the amount of
money allowed them without
being an undue burden on the
taxpayer. He pointed out his
department would have to
hire approximately 12 more
people than are currently
employed if the department
met the state Department of
Correction requirements.
"We really don't need all the
people they want us to have
because our jail census runs
about 12 people per day", he
On the question of mari-
juana growing in the county,
the Sheriff said the state
FDLE people had flown their
aircraft over Gulf County
and failed to locate any new
patches growing. "They are
actually the ones who have
been finding the illegal plant
growing in surrounding coun-
ties and they have a method
which is pretty reliable to
locate the plants", he said.
Murphy said the fact the
FDLE didn't locate the mari-
juana patches isn't a guaran-
tee there is none here, "but
it's a pretty good indication".
The speaker said the
FDLE last flew a search
mission over Gulf County in
August of this year.
Murphy threw in a plug for
capital punishment, credit-

ing the resumption of execu-
tions for the eight percent
drop in murder all over the
state of Florida. "The rate
began to drop as soon as the
executions resumed", Mur-
phy said.

The Panhandle Area Edu-
cational Cooperative District
Instructional Materials
Council will meet October
17-19 for pre-adoption evalua-
tion of instructional materi-

Rifle Club
The Gulf Rifle Club will
hold its monthly meeting on
October 4 at the Club House
at the Range. A trap' shoot

I would like to take this
opportunity to thank my
family and friends for their
prayers during my recent
surgery and hospitalization.
Hospitalization in a foreign
country can be a frightening
experience. However, be-
cause of your prayers and
good wishes, no further sur-
gery is necessary.
Thanking you all again,
Beth Brown Reece


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306 Williams Ave.

als for Computer Education
for submission to the State
Instructional Materials
All meetings will be held at
the Panhandle Area Educa-

will be held prior to the
meeting. All members and
guests are urged to attend.
Ammo will be available.
Members and guests are
.urged to attend to make
plans for Fall activities.

tional Cooperative Confer-
ence Room from 8:00 a.m.
until 3:00p.m. daily and open
to the public. Additional
meetings will be announced
at a later date.
PAEC's District Council is
composed of representatives
from Washington, Holmes,
Jackson, Calhoun, Liberty,
Gulf and Franklin counties.
Activities are coordinated
by Mrs. Josephine Robinson.
Dr. David Bidwell is the
director of PAEC. The PAEC
offices are located in Chip-

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very frightening to the parents. And often, this will
happen without any other symptoms. Fortunately
children are able to tolerate high temperatures much
more easily than adults.
If a fever gets .over 102 in a small child, a physician
very often prescribes a sedating suppository to guard
Against the possibility of a convulsion. Some physicians
suggest you have these prescription suppositories in
the house for use if a fever is raging late at night. Chil-
dren's aspirin helps to bring down the fever but if it
Gets up as high as 104 or 105, your physician might
recommend putting the child in a bath of cool water.
Follow his advice.
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Wewa Gators

Lose to Sneads

Wewahitchka's Gators
took their second defeat last
.Friday night, with a 40-6
:drubbing at the hands of the
strong Sneads Pirates.
The Pirates didn't exactly
:handle the Gators any way
&they wanted. The Gators ran
iTup 183 yards of offense
against a team which has
been tough on all their
opponents this season.
: The Pirates had a total of
, 320 yards of offense.
. Clifford Scott and Wade
McClamma were the offen-
sive punch for the Pirates,
-scoring two touchdowns
each. Scott scored twice in
a 27-point second period and
i-McClamma scored once in
:.the quarter. McClamma
scored again in the third

Twentieth Street and M

period, while Darrin Harris
scored first for the Pirates
and Freddie Pruit scored in
the big second period on a 20
yard pass play.
The fateful second period
was the Waterloo for the
Gators who held the Pirates
to only 13 points for the
remainder of the game.
The Gators put their lone
score on the board in the last
period when Todd Sterzoy
scored on a five yard rtA!.
Sterzoy ran for 72 of the
Gators' 145 yards on 15
The Gators will be on the
road for the third straight
week Friday night, traveling
to Tallahassee to meet
FAMU High. Game time will
be 7."00 p.m. Wewahitchka'

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larvin Avenue

Sharks Keep Perfect Record


Port St. Joe Defeats Gladiators, 50-0

The Sharks "Jaws" de-
fense, for the third game in a
row, is yet to be scored upon.
The offensive counterpart on
the other hand has reeled off
116 unanswered points; 50 of
which came Friday night
against the Havana Gladia-
St. Joe's defense forced
five turnovers Friday; three
by interception and two by
fumbles. They allowed
Havana only two plays in
their first two possessions,
intercepting a pass attempt
on Havana's first play; then
forcing and recovering a
fumble on the Gladiators'
next play from scrimmage.
The potent Shark offense
turned both defensive tur-
novers into points to give the
Sharks a quick scoring start.

On Havana's last play of
the night, with only four
seconds left in the game, the
Sharks' defense reminded
Havana's offense of their
presence, as lineman Ter-
rance Farmer made his first
interception of the season
and returned it 11 yards for
the Sharks' final score of the
The Sharks' offense wasn't
too shabby either, as they
gained a total of 332 yards,
211 on the ground and, 121
with the pass.
St. Joe put its first points
on the board with 8:46 re-
maining in the first quarter,
after Chris Butts tossed 14
yards to Josh Jenkins in the
end zone. The scoring drive
started on the Havana 36
yard line, after Tommy

Johnson intercepted a
Gladiator pass. A 15 yard
run by Michael Pittman and
a seven yard run by Josh
Jenkins, set up the scoring
pass from the Havana 14
yard line.
Michael Quinn set up the
Sharks' second score of the
evening, as Havana on its se-
cond play of the evening
coughed up the ball and
Quinn jumped on the loose
With the ball setting on the
Havana 34 yard line, Pitt-
man popped up the middle
for nine yards, followed by a
24 yard run by Sidney Har-
ris, giving St. Joe a first and
goal on the Gladiator's %
yard line. Michael Pittman
then dove over from there to

In the photograph above,
Michael Pittman (34) scoots
around left end to score his
second touchdown of the
evening. In the photo at
right, quarterback Chris
Butts gains ten yards on a
quarterback keeper.

Wewa Sneads
First Downs 8 14
Rushes yards 35-145 38-246
Passing yards 38 75
Return yards 88 105
Passes 4-9-1 2-6-0
Punts 6-25 2-39
Fumbles, lost 1-1 3-2
Penalties, yards 3-35 8-90


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Pittman gained 65 yards

rushing in 13 carries and
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Tommy Johnson earned
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week honor with one inter-
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put the Sharks out in front
13-0 with 7:11 still left in the
first quarter.
Before the first quarter
was over, St. Joe managed to
put one more score on the
board. Sidney Harris cross-
ed the goal line from one
yard out to put the Sharks
ahead 19-0 with 2:40 remain-
ing in the quarter.
With a little less than a
minute remaining in the
half, Butts connected with
Pittman for a 22 yard
touchdown pass, giving St.
Joe a 25-0 lead to carry into
the locker room at the half.
The third quarter picked
up where the first half left
off, as Chris Butts came
down with a Gladiator pass.
The interception gave the
Sharks a first and 10 on the
Havana 30 yard line. Seven
plays later, Michael Pittman
scored his third touchdown
of the evening on a three
yard trot around the end.
Pittman's score put the
Sharks' tally at 31-0 early in
the third quarter.
Chris Butts snagged his se-
cond Havana pass two plays
later, on the 50 yard line and
returned it to the Havana 40
yard. line to set up yet
another Shark score. Sidney
Harris got his second
touchdown of the night on a
five yard scoring run, put-
ting the Sharks out front 39-0.
Stan Peters pulled in a 23
yard Butt's pass to help keep
the scoring drive alive.
St. Joe made it 44-0 late in
the fourth quarter as Arthur
North got his first chance of
the year to run the ball.
North scored from one yard
out, after taking the handoff
from Robert Harris, now
playing quarterback. Butts,
now playing running back,
and Pittman both had good

yardage during the drive.
With time running out in
the game, Terrance Farmer
made it 50-0, as he grabbed
another Havana pass with
four seconds remaining on
fhe clock and returned it 11
yards for the final score.
Scoring the extra point
again seemed to be the only
problem for the offensive
unit. St. Joe converted on on-
ly two of eight attempts for
extra points.
Defensive standouts for St.
Joe were Stan Peters with
eight tackles and one
quarterback sack; and Tom-
my Johnson with one inter-
ception and eight tackles and

Chris Butts with two inter-
ceptions and three (5?)
tackles. -
Offensively Michael Pitt-
man had a total of 117 yards
for the evening, as Josh Jen-
kins added 65 yards, Sidney
Harris 60 yards and Chris
Butts 43 yards.
St. Joe Havana
1st Downs 16 3
Pass 8-15-121 10-21-82
Rushing 34-211 20-24
Total Off. 332 106
Punts 3/31.6 5/30.2
Punt Ret. 4/94 0
Fumbles 0/0 3/2
Penalties 6/70 7/67
St. Joe 19 6 13 12-50
Havana 0 0 0 0-0

Demitre Thomas (20) gets good yardage on a pass play
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THE~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~~~~~~~__ STR or t oe i. HRDYOT 4 94PAENN

MIN TESCounty Commission

The Board of County Com-
mission of Gulf County, Flo-
rida met September 11, 1984
in regular session with the
following members present:
Chairman Everett Owens,
Jr., Douglas C. Birmingham,
Jimmy Gortman, Billy
Branch, and Eldridge
Money. Others present were:
Attorney William J. Rish,
Clerk Jerry T. Gates, Deputy
Clerk Maurell Cumbie,
Building Official DeWayne
Manuel, Civil Defense Direc-
tor Larry Wells, and Sheriff
Ken Murphy.
The meeting came to order
at 9:00 a.m.
Civil Defense Director Lar-
ry Wells opened the meeting
with prayer and led the
pledge of allegiance to the
Upon motion by Comm.
Money, second by Comm.
Branch, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved the
minutes of August 28, 1984.
The Board having readver-
tised to receive sealed bids
for three new or used solid
waste, trailers for the Mos-
quito Control Department,
the following bids were re-
ceived: Raybun and Com-
pany,. Stapleton, Georgia,
$10,200.00; Swacars Sales,
Inc., Valdosta, Georiga,
$14,722.00. Comm. Branch
moved the Board award the
bid to Raybun and Company
as low bidder, provided the
bid met specifications.
Comm. Gortman seconded
the motion. After discussion
by the attorney concerning
titles, Comm. Birmingham
stated payment should be
made contingent upon re-
ceiving .titles. The Board
agreed. Upon vote, the mo-

tion passed unanimously.
Joe Anderson, Distric
Forester, Division of Forest
ry, presented a report sum
marizing the fire control
activity of the Florida Divi
sion of Forestry in Gul
County for the 1983-84 fisca
Tom Swihart, Departmen
of Environmental Regula
tions, presented a report and
film presentation on thi
proposed designation of thi
Upper Apalachicola River as
an Outstanding Florida Wa
ter. After discussion by the
Board, Comm. Birmingham
moved the Boardc support the
designation of the upper
Apalachicola River from the
Gulf County line northward
as an outstanding Florida
Water. Comm. Gortman sec
onded the motion and i
passed unanimously.
Upon motion by Comm
Birmingham, second by
Comm. Money and unani
mous vote, the Board ap-
proved payment of the fol-
lowing invoice: Harold Baz-
zel, Clerk of Circuit Court,
Bay County, 84-432CP, Filing
Fee, Incompetency Proceed-
ing, Corrine E. Land (Indi-
gent) $15.00.
After a report by Building
Official DeWayne Manuel,
Comm. Birmingham moved
the following bill be paid.
Comm. Money seconded the
motion and it passed unani-
mously: Buchanan & Har-
per, Civil Engineering, Land
Surveying, Panama City,
Florida-Portion of Section 11,
Township 7 South, Range 10
West, White City, Florida.
Field work performed pri-
or to notification of 6-27-84,
$488.75 (County property pre-

Mexico Beach Re talks
14 miles from Tyndall Air Force Base.
Townhomes and cottages for rent by the
month. Furnished and unfurnished. Some
weekly .throughout the winter. Contact

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Drifting Sands- 4 bdrm., 34th St., Mexico Beach, beachside ....... $480./mo.
Boardwalk 3 bdrm., Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach, waterfront ........... $475.1mo.
Carrols Folly Apts. 2 bdrm., Miramar Dr., Mexico Beach, waterfront $285/mo.
Gulf Aire Townhomes- 2 bdrm., Hwy. 98, Oulf Aire Beach, Waterfront $400/mo.
- GullAlreTownhamee-sajrm Hwp98.-GutfweBeaok,Waterfrt--.500mrr7:
Gull Winds Apts. 1 barm., Hay 98, iexico.Beacn, Wateriront...... $285mo.
La Caslta House- 2 bdrm., 29th St., Mexico Beach, Waterfront ....... $300/mo.
Sail-Away Duplex's 3 bdrm., Hwy. 8, St. Joe Beach, Waterfront ... $500/mo.
Sanddollar Houses- 2 bdrm., Hwy. qp, Beacon Hill, Waterfront ...... $275/mo,
Sanddollsr House 3 bdrm., Hwy. 98, Beacon Hill, Waterfront ....... $300/mo.
Sea Silo's Apts. -2 bdrm., Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach, Waterfront ....... $3251mo.
Warren James Townhomes 2 bdrm, 38th St., Mexico Beach,
Waterfront..................................... .$400/mo.
Bogalusa House -4 bdrm., 25th St., Mexico Beach, Beachside ...... $3251mo.
Cedsrcrest Townhouse- 2 bdrm., 32nd St., Mexico Beach, Beachside $350/mo.
Cee Bee Apts.- 2 bdrm., 28th St., Mexico Beach, Beachside......... $225/mo.
Leah Apts. 1 bdrm, 28th St., Mexico Beach, Beachside ............ $185/mo.
Palms Apts. 2 bdrms., Circle Dr. & Miramar Dr., Mexico Beach,
Beachaside ............ ................................. $2351mo.
Pier Point Apts.- 2 bdrm., 37th St., Mexico Beach, Beachside ........ $400/mo.
Retreat House 2 bdrm., 42nd St., Mexico Beach, Beachside ........ $350/mo.
Sandcastle Townhouse- 2 bdrm., 41 st St., Mexico Beach, Beachside $325/mo.
Sandcastle House 2 brm., 42nd St., Mexico Beach, Beachside ...... $300/mo.
Sandpiper Houses- 3 bdrm., Circle Dr., Mexico Beach, Beachside ... $335/mo.
Sea Fever Apts. 2 bdrm., 41st St., Mexico Beach, Beachside ....... $235/mo.
Sundance Apts.- 2 bdrms., 42nd St., Mexico Beach, Beachside...... $295/mo.
Warren James No. 1 Townhouse 2 bdrm., 32nd St., Mexico Beach,
Beachside ... ......................................... $350/mo.
Ashleys Apt. -1 bdrm., 39th St., Mexico Beach, Beachside .......... $300/mo.
J.T.'s Apts.- 2 bdrm., Hwy. 98 & 10th St., Mexico Beach, Northside ... $275/mo.
MINI-WAREHOUSES 6'x12' $30.00/mo. plus tax
12'x12' $45.00/mo. plus tax
12'x24' $85.00/mo. plus tax or $78.50 a month with a
six month lease.

David Rich's I
Foodliners .. .
Port St. Joe and
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Day at

viously proposed to be ex- 0 h 1
t changed with St. Joe Paper School
t- Company for property to be
1- the location site of the Solid Twenty seven college
SWaste Transfer Station.) representatives met with
- Upon motion by Comm. representatives met with
f Birmingham, second by juniors and seniors of Port
l Comm. Money, and unani- St. Joe High and Wewahit-
mous vote, the Board ap- chka High on Tuesday,
t proved payment of several September 25 at Port St.
- invoices which are on file in Joe High School. Opportu-
d the Clerk's office. nities were provided for
e Upon motion by Comm. parents and students to
e Birmingham, second by visit with college repre-
s Comm. Gortman and unani- sentatives concerning post
- mous vote the board ap- sentatives concerning post
e proved payment of the fol- high school planning.
n lowing invoice: St. Joe Ser- This program was coor-
e vice Co., Inc., Port St. Joe, Fl dinated through the
r 32456, 1 thermostat, $45.11, Guidance Department un-
e 11/ hr. labor to replace der the directorship of Ms.
d thermostat on commodity Rita Sanders, Senior Coun-
a wagon 2400 hr., $36.00. selor.
Upon motion by Comm.
t Birmingham, second by
Comm. Money and unani-
mous vote, the board ap-
proved ,payment of the fol-
lowing invoice: West Florida
Gas and Fuel Co., Port St.
Joe, Florida, Gulf County
Health Department, Port St. A
Joe, Florida, $170.00.
Upon motion by Comm.
Branch, second by Comm. -
Birmingham and unanimous
vote, the board approved
payment of the following
invoice: City of Port St. Joe,
Florida, St. Joseph Fire S t r
Control District, $1,250.00.
The board received a letter"POWS" of
from the Wewahitchka Chap- The loud "wl Wi t of
ter of the Chamber of Com- shotguns wi yield to the
merce requesting the board quiet "SOOOP" sounds of
donate $1,000 to the chapter. arrows in most of the
After discussion, Comm. state's woodlands. Ar-
Branch moved the board set chery season opened on
aside $1,000 for the Wewahit- September 29 and con-
chka Chamber of Commerce tinues through October
for special occasion use. 28- except in the North-
Comm. Birmingham second- west Region counties of
ed the motion and it passed Est bi co.anta Ros
with the following yote: Escambla, Santa Rosa,
Comm. Branch, Birming- Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes,
ham, Gortman, and Money Washington, Bay Jackson,
voted yes. Chairman Owens Calhoun, Gulf, Franklin,
voted no. Liberty, Gadsden, Wakul-
Upon motion by Comm. la, Leon and Jefferson.
Gortman, second by Comm. Archery season in the
Money and unanimous vote, Northwest Region is from
the board approved the fol- October 13 through No-
lowing invoice: Ballenger & october 13 thouh No-
Associates, Inc., Profession- member 11.
al Land Surveyors, Invoice Bow hunting is not per-
No. 84-101. Description: Road mitted at all in Broward
Easement Description in and parts of Dade, Palm
Sections 8, 17 and 20, Town- Beach and Hendry coun-
ship 7 South Range 8, West, ties and on some wildlife
Gulf County, Florida. Work management areas.
completed: Field location of During archery season,
existing road, fences, and bow hunters are auth-
poles, computations for and orized to take deer (except
writing of description of road ozed to take deer (except
centerline, preparation of spotted fawns), bears in
final sketch and description.
Amount of this invoice:
$1,800.00, West Palm Beach,
Upon motion by Comm. board approved the following
Money, seconded by Comm. deed to abutting property
Gortman and -unanimous o,'enrs for two alleys be-
vote, the board approved the tween lots one and two and
following invoice: Barrett, between lots two and three,
Daffin and Carlan, Inc., Palm Street, Beacon Hill,
Architect Engineers Plan- previously closed by the
ners. Gulf County Landfill county. (Recorded in official
BDC Project Number: 1609- record book 101, page 620,
02-00. For Professional Ser- public records of Gulf. Co.
vices Rendered through Au- Clerk of Circuit Court).
gust 31, 1984. Invoice No. Comm. Birmingham then
1609-02-00-5, total due this mvoed that persons wishing
invoice $242.02. rights of way closed pay all
Comm. Money moved the cost. Comm. Money second-
board pay request number 1 ed the motion and it passed'
from I. C. Contractors, Inc. unanimously.
in the amount $330,946.77 for District Health Dirctor
wor prfrdn the District Health Director
work performed on the Dr. E. Charlton Prather
beaches water system, sub- presented prospective Gulf
ject -to FHA approval. County Health Dprospector Dr.
Comm. Branch seconded the County Health Director Dr.
Comm. Brand itch seconded uaithe John J, Benton. After discus-
motion and it passed unani- sion the board approved Dr.
mously. John J. Benton as Gulf Co.
Upon request by abutting Health Director. Upon Dr.
property owners and presen- Prather's request the board
-- ^also agreed to write Dr.
Rather of .the board's ap-
proval of Dr. .enton as Gulf
Co. Health Director.
Upon motion by Comm.
Gortman, second by Comm.
Birmingham and unanimous
vote, the board approved the
Department of Health and
Rehabilitative SErvices con-
tract with the board concern-
ing public health program-
ming in Gulf Co. for the
S1984-85 fiscal year.
Chairman Owens informed
District Health Director Pra-
ther fourteen people were

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411 Reid Ave.
229-6514 or 229-6103
-Like a good neighbor.
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Home Offlc.r: Blool>mlgto. Ulll.oI

hry Season

October 13

Baker and Columbia coun-
ties, turkeys, squirrels,
quail, rabbits and wild
hogs with a shoulder height
of 15 inches or more in
areas where hogs are legal
Gun hunting is permitted
during archery season, but
only for rails, gallinules,
doves (noon to sunset
October 6-28), raccoons,
coyotes, opossums, arma-
dillos, skunks, nutrias,
beavers and rabbits. How-
ever, it is illegal to carry a
gun while bow hunting
during archery season, ac-
cording to Lt. Col. Brant-
ley Goodson, director of
law enforcement for' the
Game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission.
In addition, Goodson
said, it is illegal to use
crossbows during archery
season, and bow hunters
may not use unleashed
dogs. State laws also prohi-

bit the use of arrows with
explosive components or
drug-injecting devices.
During archery season
and special archery hunts
last year, bow hunters
bagged a total of 786 deer,
562 wild hogs, 35 ducks and
25 doves on wildlife man-
agement areas.
Florida has 48,464 li-
censed bow hunters. While
hunting on wildlife man-
agement areas, they are
required to possess a $5
archery permit and a $10
wildlife management area
permit in addition to a
hunting license.
Sportsmen who need ad-
ditional information con-
cerning archery season
can contact the Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commis-
sion's regional offices. The
offices' toll-free phone
numbers are listed in
phone books under "Flori-
da, State of."

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1984 FIGHTING SHARKS: Front row, from left: Lee Parker, Eddie Julius,
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Joe Purswell, Stanley Peters, Jim Norton, Arthur North, Tommy Johnson, Jim. Maddox.
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1984 Shark Football Schedule
Sept. 7 Vernon............. Won 27-0 Oct. 19 DeFuniak Springs ..... Home
Sept. 14 Open Date Oct. 26 Florida High .......... Home
-Support the Merchants listed. onThis Oct 5 le
Sr te Mt ie o T s .-Sept. 21 Chipley .Won 39-0 Nov. 2 Rickards....... ... .Away.
Page. They Support Our Team, School Sept. 28 Havana...........W.. on 50-0 Nov. 9 Wakulla .............. Home
Oct. 5 Apalachicola ......... Home Nov. 16 Wewahitchka.......... Away
and Community. Oct. 12 Blountstown ........ Away

The Athletic House Campbell's.Drug Store Danley Furniture Co. Miller Agency, Inc. Roche Furniture
323 Reid Ave. Phone 229-6805 Complete Prescription Service Home Health The Greatest Place On Worth Chevron Products Phone 229-8081 209 Reid Avenue Phone 227-1730
Kay and David Reed, Owners Care Items Gifts Greeting Cards
Judy Harvey, Manager Phone 2271224 David Rich's IGA Motel St. Joe Restaurant SAVEWAY
BADCOCK Customers Are Our Greatest Asset Family Style Good Food We Specialize In Iowa Corn Fed Beef
B DM CO K Citizens's Federal Savings Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka Open 7 Days A Week 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Fresh-As-Possible Produce
201 Reid Avenue Phone 229-6195 AND LOAN ASSOCIATION 227-1564 and 639-5343
Steve Richardson, Owner SEARS
Phone 227-1416 SEARS
SPhone 274 1The Decorator Den Pate's Service Center LEON POLLOCK, Authorized Catalog
Beach Lumber Co. Comforter Funeral Home Complete Floral Service 227-1862 Firestone & Michelin Tires 227-1291 Sales Merchant
Call 648-5014 for All Your Building Needs VISA and Mastercharge Available
Wewahitchka 639-2271 Port St. Joe 227-1818 Margaret and Tim Ard 229-8816 Jacque St Joe Auto Parts
V Yeager 229-6056 W gl
BOYLES Costin Insurance Pigglyiggggly NAPA Phone 229-8222
Costin Insurance rsn
Shoes for the Family Driesbach's Cleaners Home of the Lowest Prices In Town
Clothing for Ladies & Children Your Independent Agent 208 Monument Ave. Phone 227-1728 St. Joe Furniture
Call 229-8899 PIck-Up and Delivery
and APPLIANCE CO. Phone 227-1251 :
Butler's Rest. & Lounge COSTIN'S Earley's Hardware Raffield Retail Market and APPLIANCE CO. Phone 2271251
Come by After the Game Phone 227-1386 St. Joe Hardware
Quality at Savings Phone 229-8716 Hwy. 98 Highland View Phone 229-8232 Phone 229-6877
Whirlpool Appliances Phone 229-8028
Buzzett's Drug Store Dairy Burger Florida 1st National Bank Renfro Auto Parts St. o Motor PnC
Your Rexall Store Plenty of Free Parking St. Joe Motor Co.
317 Williams Ave. Phone 229-8771 218 Monument Ave. 229-8763 at Port St. Joe Phone 229-8282 Phone 229-6013
Phone 227-1336
Gilmore Funeral Home St. Joe Natural Gas
Dignified, Professional Service Gas Is Naturally Better Phone 229-8216
Port St. Joe-229-8111 Wewa 639-5602
St. Joseph Bay Florist
Flowers for That Happy Occasion
Gulf South Mini Warehouses Call 229-8343
816 4th St. Port St. Joe 229-6332
Higdon Swatts, Owner SUB SHOP
Hedy's Florist Come By For A Snack Phone 227-1323
Flowers for Every Occasion Terry's Fried Chicken
Try Our Delicious Crispy Chicken
Hannon Insurance Corner of 5th & Monument 229-6263
and Real Estate 227-1133 Thames Jewelers
Good Luck from Hardee's Watches Diamonds Gifts
for All Occasions
Meet Your Friends Here After the Games Phone 229-8723
S K&D TV & Sound _Western Auto
Your RADIO SHACK Dealer Your Tire Center
David B. May Phone 227-1105
Lucille's Beauty,_ Join the Winning Team at
VARSITY CHEERLEADERS Left formation: Paula Ramsey holding Teresa Jones. Right formation: & Fashion Boutique Wewahitchka State Bank
Paula Ward holding Sissy Burke. Center formation: standing, from left, Laurie Butts, Lesley Wilder and 234 Reid Ave. Phone 229-8153
Nancy Stoutamire. On top, from left: Julie Allen, Tammy McGee and Teressa Cozart. Phone 229-8226





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Home for sale by owner: 3
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Blvd. on 145'x150' beautifully
landscaped lot; cen. heat &
air; carpet & hardwood
floors; custom draperies;
many extras. Must see to ap-
preciate. By appt. only. Call
229-6124. tfc9/20
Lot for sale, 75'x150', Oak
St., St. Joe Beach. $8,000.
Call 904/562-4037 or 562-297P
collect after 6 p.m.
4tp 9/13
For Sale: 3 bedroom, 1
bath, fully carpeted, cen.
h&a, good neighborhood,
$33,500.00. Call 229-6334 after
4:30. tfc 10/4
3 bedroom, 2 bath, large
den, fully carpeted, dbl. car-
port, chain link fence on 2
lots. Located in Port St. Joe.
Call 648-5804 days, 648-8414
evenings. tfc 7/19
Extra nice home in good
location. 3 bdrm., 2 ba., cen.
air, dbl. carport, kitchen
equipped, utility room, 2
lots, Ig. grape arbor. Contact
Ed Ramsey, 229-8737.
tfc 9/13

The Mexico Beach Volun-
teer Fire Department will be
having a Turkey Shoot on
Friday, Oct. 5 from 4 p.m. to
9 p.m. CDT at the corner of
Hwy. 98 & 42nd St., Mexico
Beach. They invite everyone
to attend and try to win a
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.r
C. Brogdon, Sec.
:.;pd. thv 4hjr 12/84.

Evenings and Weekends:
Margaret Hale 648-5659
Mike Ferris- 648-5190
Frances Chason 229-8747
Be Boyett 648-8936


Fresh brown eggs for sale.
75 per dozen. (Will deliver in
.V. only). Call 227-1794.
ltp 10/4
Used Thermolaire gas
heater 33,000 btu with
blower, thermostat, pilot
light, vented. Gold with glass
front. Asking $125. Call
229-8553. Itp
Persian kittens for sale.
Call 648-5837. Itp
Dusty rose long dress,
satin & lace, size 7-8. Never
been worn. For more infor-
mation call 229-8854 after
4:30 p.m. ltp
Mediterranean style din-
ing table with leaf & 4 chairs,
good cond. $75. Call after 5
p.m., 229-6583.
Sofa, chair and loveseat,
$75. Call 2298079.
1980 Kawasaki KE-125.
Also 25" color console TV.
Call 648-5120. Itp
sette "Auto-Reverse" $49.95.
Sale starts today. Hurry only
8 to sell at this price. Also
Equalizers and Speakers-
Low Prices.
Itp 10/4
Limited edition prints of
Beacon Hill lighthouse in
1913 in full color. Only 100
prints made. See them on
display at Telephone Co.
business office. Only $35.00.
tfc 10/14
Color televisions. Console
or portable, largest selection
in Gulf County. Danley Fur-
niture, 401 Reid Ave. tfc 10/4
Washers and dryers.
Speed Queen or White-West-
inghouse. Danley Furniture,
401 Reid Ave. e, c 10/

Roy Smith
Karen King
Marsha Young

NEW LISTING: St. Joe Beach. Custom 3 bedroom, 2 bath, fireplace, pord,
NEW LISTING: Highland View. 4 bedroom, 1 bath, shop, storage shed,
NEW LISTING: St. Joe Beach. 2 lots, trailer, outside buildings, $19,500.
NEW LISTING: 2 bedroom, 1 bath, fireplace, St. Joe Beach. $78,950.
REDUCED TO SELL: St. Joe Beach. 3 bedroom, 13 / bath, deck, screen
porch. $69,500.
3 bdrm., 2 ba, fireplace, doublewide trailer on corner lot. Howards Creek.
3 bdrm., 1 ba., deck, screen porch, workshop, corner lot. $24,000.
Neat 2 bdrm., 1 ba. home at St. Joe Beach. Central air and heat. Large
screened porch and attached carport. $38,000. Unfurnished. $42,000 Fur-
2 bdrm., 1 ba. frame dwelling at 711 Long Avenue. 1,124 sq. ft. Only
4 bdrm., 2 ba. house on Ninth Street only $29,500. One bedroom and bath
have separate entrance and could be rented out to help make payments.
4 bdrm., 2 ba., masonry home on 90'x180' corner lot. Has living kitchen, liv-
Ing room and double carport. $52,000.00.
Superb 4 bdrm., 3 ba. brick home with 3000 sq. ft. of centrally heated and
cooled living space, fireplace in tam. rm., formal liv. & dining combination.
All this on a spacious lot in excellent neighborhood.
3 bdrm., 1 'A bath brick I nie Ncinerl double carport, 2 screen por-
ches. Only $39,000. S e c
3 bdr:n., 1 be. home on Long Avenue. Owner asking $29,500, but willing to
reduce to sell.
60'x90' corner lot adjacent to professional building, an ideal office site. On-
ly $18,000.
NEW LISTING: acre lot at Howard Creek. Only $1,500.

High and dry lot at Indian Pass. $11,500.
We have a nice selection of townhouses on Cape San Bias, St. Joe Beach
and Mexico Beach.
Reduced to winter rates, Mexico Beach. 3 bedroom, 1 bath. $350 month.


$25.00 REWA
for Any Sewing RM
We Cannot Re]
to clean, oil and ad
sion on your sewing
ine. We guarant
machine can sew on
The Sewing Ro
410A Reid Ave

Swings, picnic table
chair, settees, flow
tables, trellis. Call
Your Grandm
Will Tell Yo
Good Cooks U
Watkin's Flavor
Vanilla, Peppen
Rum, etc.

Dodge Maxi Col
motor home, cor
contained and air c
1983 Ford Excel
For more informal
after 5 p.m., 227-186

1978 Ford Musta
roof, am/fm tape
owner, automatic. $
648-5779 or 229-6790
1965 Ford long bed
with camper, low
new tires, removab
For information
For Sale or Trad
Ford van, 6 cyl., std
good cond. Mag rir
tom inside. Needs
work, $450. 648-8368.
1983 Monte Carlo
and priced to se
229-8102 after 4:30.
1984 Dodge Count:
van, high top, many
Call 229-6300 after 6

FO RENT : ~m

WRD For Rent: Casa Del Mar
machinee Townhomes & Cottages, 1
pair bdrm. cottage or 2 bdrm.
9.95 townhouse fully furn., color
tv, no pets. Only miles from
just ten- Port St. Joe on Hwy. 98. En-
ig mach- joy the beach and be close to
ee your town, too. Call Wanda today
any fab- for our LOW WINTER
RATES. 648-8446. tfec 10/4
nue One bedroom trailer with
small yard, $175 mo. Call
tfc 6/7 653-8498 days or 653-8563
URE nights. ltp
les, lawn For Rent Only: 2 bedroom,
er boxes, 1 bath 14'x52' trailer. Call
639-2860. 648-5361. Itc 10/4
For Rent: Mini-warehouse
other storage. For more informa-
u tion call 229-6332. tfc 9/27
rings Room for Rent: by day,
mint, week, month. Air cond., TV.
Thames Hotel. 229-8723. 302
Reid Ave. tfc 7/5
tfc 8/16 For Rent: Unfurnished 3
E bdrm. apartment, deposit
required, lease required.
1616 Long Ave. 227-1363 or
227-1199. tfc 9/13
bra 1978 Extra large 3 bedroom, 2
mpletely bath house over 1,800 sq. ft.
ond. call on Ig. lot. Fenced back yard,
2tp 10/4 double carport. Cen. h/a,
Ranger. part. furnished, all ap-
tion call pliances furnished. Year
5. round rental, 227-1588 or
2tc 10/4 205-820-1188. 2tp 9/27
ing, sun For carpets cleaned the
deck, 1 way professionals do it-at a
'900. Call fraction of the cost, rent
after 6 Rinse N Vac, the portable
2tc9/27 steam carpet cleaning
d pickup system. Available at
mileage Western Auto, phone
le jacks. 227-1105, 219 Reid Ave.
n call No need for wet carpets.
2tp 9/27 Dry clean them with HOST.
de: 1970 Use rooms right away. Rent
., 3-spd., machine. St. Joe Furniture.
ms, cus- 227-1251.
a l:1- .

a ituLtL

, loaded
ll. Call
tfc 9/20
ry Road
y extras.
tfe 9/2fl

3-11 RN Supervisor need-
ed, Bay St. Joseph Care Cen-
ter. Good salary, every other
weekend off. Call Director of
Nursing at 229-8244 from 8:00
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 3tc 10/4
Gulf County Guidance
Clinic, Inc. is accepting ap-
plications for one (1) teach-
er/coordinator position
($5.76 per hour) and three
(3) teacher positions ($3.35
per hour) for the Clinic's
after-school day care pro-
gram. This is an educational
and social program for
school-age students only.
'Min. req. are: H.S. diploma
or equiv. Applicants with
college coursework and/or
experience will be given pre-
ference. A current health
assessment and inservice
training will also be re-
quired. Apply in writing to:
Edwin R. Ailes, Executive
Director, Gulf County Gui-
dance Clinic, Inc., 311 Wil-
liams Ave, Port St. Joe, FL
32456. Equal opportunity
employer. It 10/4
Office manager needed
immediately, part-time. In-
side sales and bookkeeping a
plus. Apply in person at
Essex Cable TV, Hwy. 98,
Mexico Beach. 9-1 p.m.
(CST). 3tp 9/27

LOST: School pin Chipola
Jr. College Nursing pin
(emblem). Lost in downtown
area Port St. Joe. WPJ on
the back. If found please call
Winell Johnson at Bay St.
Joseph Care Center,
229-8244. ltp 10/4

Energy conservation is the
fastest growing business in
the world today. Business
volume last year was
$290,000,000. This year
business volume will be
$700,000,000 (gov't statis-
tics). A ground floor oppor-
tunity. Minimum investment
required is $5,500 REFUND-
ABLE. Serious inquiries on-
ly. Phone 1-412-429-9468.
3tc 10/4

The Star Is Your Local

306 Williams Ave.

Yard Sale: Friday and.
Saturday, from 9 till. 216 7th
Yard Sale: Friday and
Sat., 8:00 a.m., Hwy. 98 &
386, Beacon Hill. 24' electric
ladder; 1 dump bed, 3 axles;
furniture; misc. items; tool
boxes side mount; van seat;
chrome duo pipes; manual
typewriter; bumper pool
Yard Sale: Oct. 6th, 8:00 -
4:00. Corner of Alabama anid
Santa Anna St., St. Joe
Garage Sale: Sat.,
8:30-12:00. Baby items, men
& women's clothes (large -
small). Xmas & household
items, beds, wicker and etc.
1023 Woodward Ave. Itp
4 Family Garage Sale,
Sat., Oct. 6, 9:00 until 2:00.
Gulf St., St. Joe Beach, 2nd
block on left. Many winter
items, all cheap. Itp
Neighborhood yard sale,
Fri. & Sat., 5th & 6th of Oct.
313 Fortner Ave., Mexico
Beach. 8:30 till. Antiques,
depression glass, books,
fishing gear, floor lamp,
chandelier, household items,
clothes, jewelry, Avon, doll
house & typewriter.
4 Family Yard Sale: White
City, Hwy. 71, Sat., Oct. 6, 8
a.m. until. Lots of toys,
woman's clothes size 9, size 8
& 6 shoes, baby bassinet &
cradle, carrier, stroller, and
lots of baby clothes. Queen
size bedspread & curtains,
recliner, lamps, and many
more useful items.
Several Family Yard
Sale: Sat., Oct. 6th. 211 Allen
Memorial Way from 8:00
a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Cancel if
rains. Lots of items: chil-
dren's clothes, skates, adult
clothes, bedspreads, cur-
.tains,, shoes,, vacuum,
camera, T.V., make-up mir-
ror, hot rollers, etc.
Mexico Beach Flea Mar-
ket, last week moving sale.
All clothes free. Lots of box-
ed items free. Come pick out
what you want. Call 648-8155.
Yard Sale: Sat., October 6,
8:30 to 2:00. 3 families, no
early sales. 419 18th St.
Grandfather clocks by
Ridgeway for sale. Danley
Furniture, 401 Reid Ave.
tfc 10/4

WANTED: New custom-
ers for our full-service fur-
niture and appliance store.
Visit us at 401 Reid Ave.,
Danley Furniture Co.
tfc 10/4


call 227-1115

Say You Saw It In The Star!

anyt ing or


That's right, you can
sell a personal or
household item or the
entire household if
you wish by placing
one ad in the Classi-
fieds. Thousands of
eager customers read
the Classifieds
every day.It is a trea-
sure for budget-
minded buyers. Let
our Classified service.
person help you write
a clever ad and
just listen to your
phone ring.


Notice is hereby given that pursuant
to Chapter 865.09. Florida Statutes, the
undersigned person intends to register
with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Gulf County. Florida. the fictitious
trade name under which he will be
engaged in business and in which said
business is to be carried on. to-wit:
1511 Monument Ave.
Port St. Joe. FL 32456
is/ Kenneth W. Stoutamire
4tc 10/4
Notice is hereby given that pursuant
to Chapter 865.09. Florida Statutes, the
undersigned person intends to register
with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Gulf Couity. Florida, the fictitious
trade name under which he will be
engaged in business and in which said
business is to be carried on, to-wit:
S 816 4th Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
4tc 10/4

Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County
School Board proposes to revise and
update the Gulf County District Pupil
Progression Plan.
Economic Impact: Any revisions to the
Plan will be in accordance with Florida
Statutes and State Board Rules. All

Experienced mother will
babysit in her home, Mon.
thru Sat. Any age, reason-
,able rates, hot meals. Call
227-1794 or come by 890
Parker Ave., Highland View.
Itp 10/4
Thirty-year-old woman
with references would like to
keep infants in her home.
Charge $1.25 hour. Please
call 229-8893. Itp
offers cleaning you can
count on of all kinds. Special-
izing in shampooing carpets,
polishing floors, yard work
and we also do windows. For
honest work at reasonable
rates call 648-8587 or 648-8101
for more information.
2tp 10/4
Atlantic St.
St. Joe Beach
Tiller, Chain Saws
& Lawn Mowers
Bob Ridgley
tfc 9/27

We pay top dollars for
mobile home axles and tires.
Call collect anytime,
648-8368. tfc 6/14

All Forms of Insurance
322 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
Phone 229-8899
tfc 6/7

408 Reid Ave. 2294954
Open 7 Days A Week
Mon. Fri., 8 a.m. 8 p.m.
Sat., 8 a.m. 6 p.m.
Sun., 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
Self service or drop/off
tfc 10/f

Accounting &
Income Tax

Accounting & Income Tax
Service Small Business
Monthly Accounting
Wauneta Brewer "tatHohman
Owner Assistant
220 Reid Ave.
Phone 229-8536

Going Fishing?
Stop here first
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costs for implementation will be
related tc increased requirements man-
dated by statute and rule.
Time: 9:00 A.M.. E.D.T
Date: October 2. 1984
Place: Board Room. Gulf County
School Board Office. Gulf County
Courthouse. Hwy. 71. Port St. Joe.FL
The entire text of the revised Plan can
be inspected during regular office
hours at the Gulf County School Board
Office. Gulf County Courthouse,
Highway 71, Port St. Joe. Florida.
Special legal authority under which the
approval is requested and the laws) be-
ing implemented and interpreted are
made specific.
The changes are proposed by Barbara
Shirley. Director of Instruction. and ap-
proved for consideration by B. Walter
Wilder. Superintendent.
Page 23 and 23a
2t 9127
Notice is hereby given that pursuant
to Chapter 865.09. Florida Statutes, the'
undersigned persons Intend to register
with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Gulf County, Florida, the fictitious
trade name under which they will be
engaged in business and in which said
business is to be carried on. to-wit:
BROMAC of Florida
P. 0. Box 745
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Isl Evelyn D. McChristian
/sl Norman D. McChristian
4tc 9/20

Openings for 2 piano
students. Call 229-8978 after
Need Painting Done?
Call 229-6671
after 5:00 p.m.
Jerry L. Peak
4tp 10/4
"Bass Fisherman's
Specializing in artificial
lures, fresh water fishing
tackle, wigglers, earth-
worms & crickets. Stop by
our store on
Hwy. 71, White City
Phone 229-6713
6/10 mi. north of bridge
If we don't have it, we'll get
it. a
Ice, Cold Drinks, Snacks
4tp 10/4
We Move Mobile Homes
Call for Information

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

General Contractor
New and Remodeling
All Types
25 Yrs. Experience
or P.C. 763-2924
tfc 9/20

The Town of Mexico Beach will hold
Its regular municipal election on
November 6, 1984. The positions to be
voted on will be those of Mayor-
Councilman, Group I; Council Member,
Group II; Council Member, Group Ill.
The last qualifying date for can-
didates will be October 6, 1984, 5:00
The last date for voter registration
before the election in November will be
October 6, 1984, 5:00 P.M.
The citizens .of Mexico Beach will
also have the opportunity to vote on the
proposed CHARTER.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Sunday, 4:00 P.M., E.S.T.
Tuesday, 8:00 P.M., E.S.T.:
Tuesday, 8:00 P.M., E.S.T.
St. James Episcopal Church
Thursday, 7:00 P.M., C.S.T.
Wewa Medical Center

Psychological Services for
anyone with problems in
day-to-day living. Gulf Coun-
ty Guidance Clinic, Port St.
Joe. 227-1145 (24 hours).
AllTyps :
and Custom-Made
Fishing Boats
Call 1/639-5212
tfc 6/7

Now Open
Specializing in All
Bicycle Repairs
Rebuilt Bikes for Sale
Also will buy or trade used
bikes or parts.
Free Estimates, Reason-
able Rates. All Work
Guaranteed. Open 10 a.m. -
6 p.m. Closed Sunday.
116 Monument Ave.
tfc 9/20


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410 Reid Avenue

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410 A Reid Avenue I
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MIN UTES County Commission

(Continued from Page 9)
present at the August 28th
County Commissioner's
meeting to discuss septic
tank and health problems
throughout the county (man
complaints of problems with
sanitation officer Doug Kent
concerning installation of
septic tanks in the Gulf Co.
farms area) and requested
Dr. Prather hold a meeting
with these persons. After
discussion between the board
and Dr. Prather, the board
agreed for Dr. Prather to
have an expert assist Kent
and if this did not solve the
problems hold a meeting at a
later date.
Bill Schlickman, Veterans
of Foreign Wars, requested
the board as Veterans Ser-
vice Officer James Sealey to
resign due to complaints that
he does not help complete
forms for veterans and is not
available in his office when
needed. After further discus-
sion by Schlickman, he then
presented a list of thirty-one
veterans who live in Gulf Co.
and travel to Bay Co. Veter-
an's Service Office. Chair-
man Owens then appointed
the following committee to
study this problem and re-
port back to the board: Bill
Schlickman, County Com-
missioner Billy Branch, and
Building Official DeWayne
Manuel. Veteran Service Of-
ficer Sealey stated he had no
objections to the committee,
but requested the board not
appoint Bill Schlickman and
responded to the complaints
that he was available in his
office. After further discus-
sicn the chairman stated the
members of the study com-
mittee would remain the
Bill Schlickman reported
the committee the board had
appointed to make recom-
mendations on beach traffic
Control had held no meetings
as of this date and requested
the Board appoint a commit-
tee vice-chairman and re-
quest the vice chairman hold
a meeting as soon as possi-
ble "'he chairman agreed to
reviw the list oi commiLtee
members after the meeting
and appoint a vice-chairman
of the committee.
The attorney discussed the
various law suits against the
county with the board.
After review by Attorney
Rish Comm. Birmingham
moved the board approve a
contract between the Depart-
ment of Health and Rehabili-
tative Services in Gulf Co. to
permit HRS to reimburse the
county for sheriff's services,
specifically original service
of' process. Comm. Money
seconded the motion and
upon vote, the motion passed
Upon motion by Comm.
Money, second by Comm.
Branch, and unanimous vote
the board approved payment
of two invoices from Magic
Mailers, Panama City, Flori-
da, in the amounts of $684.59
and $1,379.26,- (one invoice to
be paid as reimbursements
to Property Appraiser Willi-
ams, $1,379.26) for postage
and mailing process for trim
Upon motion by Comm.
Money, second by Comm.
Branch and unanimous vote,
the board approved payment
of an invoice from the
Bureau of Unemployment
Compensation for unemploy-
ment compensation benefits
for previous property apprai-
ser employee Donna Had-
dock, in the amount of
Chairman Owens reported
the land exchange with St.
Joe Paper Co. for the landfill


transfer station site had been
completed. (Recorded in offi-
cial record book 101 pages 574
thru 577, public records of
Gulf Co. Clerk's office.)
Chairman Owens also re-
ported he and Attorney Rish
had talked with representa-
tives of St. Joe Paper Co. and
St. Joe Paper Co. agreed to
give the county 10,000 yards
of fill dirt at no cost.
Comm. Money requested a
letter from Allen Potter,
District DOT Engineer, be
written in the minutes. Upon
Comm. Money's request the
Board agreed to write the
Department of Transporta-
tion requesting the priority
be moved up on the improve-
ment of the railroad tracks
on SR 71.
Upon motion by Comm.
Money, second by Comm.
Birmingham and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed that
building official DeWayne
Manuel attend the 1984 Annu-
al Research and Education
Conference held by the Sou-
thern Building Code Con-
gress International -Inc. in
Savannah, Georgia October
28 thru November 1.
The chairman requested
that building official De-
Wayne Manuel and all county
commissioners attend the
'Basin Advisory Committee
meeting of the Northwest
Florida Water Management
District in Panama City,
Florida on September 14 if
Comm. Gortman reported
Johnny E. Armstrong, who is
presently on worker's com-
pensation, had requested to
return to work at the road
department. After discussion
the board agreed to write
Armstrong asking that he
have his doctor and the
workers' compensation in-
surance carrier notify the
board if he's able to return to
work and assume normal
duties as an operator of the
Warner-Swasey Hydroscopic
Comm. Gortman reported
Franklin Kemp had informed
him that workers' compensa-
tion insurance carrier per-
sonnel had told him the board
had offered Kemp another
job and Kemp was request-
ing the board furnish him a
copy of the minutes. After
discussion of the board not
having taken this action and
research of minutes, the
attorney suggested the clerk
call the insurance carrier
requesting a copy of informa-
tiok they' talked to Kemp
Comm. Gortman requested
Clerk Gates write the De-
partment of Transportation
requesting they assist the
county in putting a drain pn
SR 71 in White City, installing
a couple of culverts in White
City, and cleaning the ditches
at Gulf Co. Mini Farms.
Upon motion by Comm.
Branch, second by Comm.
Birmingham and unanimous
vote, the board agreed to
advertise to receive bids
from any person, company or
corporation interested in pur-
chasing the following 'listed
junked mosquito control
1978 GM 454 Engine with
four barrel carburetor &
transmission, Serial Number
361959; 70-163 Crystal Tips
Ice Maker, Model number
B-11T CAS-010-A-A, Serial
Number 01-K04B229; 70-273,
Ingersoll-Rand Trailer
Mounted air compressor with
Wisonsin Engine, Engine
Model MVF4D, Serial Num-
ber 3106703; 70-273 Home-
made Transport Trailer.
Comm. Branch reported
Samuel M. Graves, Jr. been
requested by the State of
Florida, Department of

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Minister of Music & Youth

Health and Rehabilitative
Services, Office of Ento-
mology as mosquito control
director. Upon Comm. Birm-
ingham's request, the board
agreed to release building
official DeWayne Manuel of
his duties of temporary mos-
quito control director. Upon
motion by Comm. Birming-
ham, second by Comm.
Branch and unanimous vote,
the board authorized Samuel
M. Graves, Jr. to be Gulf Co.
Mosquito Control Director,
effective the date he was
approved by the state.
Comm. Branch requested
the board mail the letter to
Bay Co. Board of County
Commission requesting they
contribute $15,263 to Gulf Co.
in return for Gulf County's
obligation to furnish ambu-
lance service to Mexico
Beach again by certified
mail. The board agreed.
Comm. Branch moved the
Board prepare a resolution
whereby the Board adopts,
the policy that autopsy fees
charged by the medical
examiner by paid by the
family and that a copy of this
resolution be sent to Repre-
sentative James H. Thomp-
son and neighboring coun-
ties. Comm. Gortman sec-
onded the 'motion and it
passed unanimously.
Comm. Money discussed
the Board's copy of a letter
and petition from residents of
Ward Ridge to the Farmer's
Home Administration re-
questing a public hearing in
reference to the construction
of 36 rural rental housing
units in Ward Ridge Florida,
said bearing requested in an
eff6ittb see that this develop-
ment is an asset to Ward
Ridge instead of substandard
construction. Building offici-
al DeWayne Manuel reported
the City of Ward Ridge had
held this meeting, and the
residents were satisfied.
Comm. Money reported he
received complaints on the
bad condition of the .approa-
ches to the Pleasant Rest
Cemetery Bridge.
Comm. Money discussed
writing the Department of
Transportation concerning
the dangerous intersection at
the entrance to St. Joe Paper
Co. and U. S. 98, and
requesting a traffic survey to
be made to determine the
need of a traffic light and
right hand turn lines going in
and out of the St. Joe Paper
Co. entrance. After discus-
sion of this intersection being
within the, city limits of Port
St, Joe, the board requested
City Commissioner Wesley
Ramsey make this request to
the Department of Transpor-
Comm. Money reported the
following concerning the
board tabling its decision on
a petition for property own-
ers of property located on
Roache Dr., in Rochelle
Subdivision, desiring the
street name be changed to
Welton Drive. The street
name is Roache Drive on the
subdivision plat and Welton
Roche gave his consent that
the name be changed. Upon
motion by Comm. Money,
second by Comm. Branch,
and, unanimous vote, the
Board then approved Roche
Drive, in Rochelle Subdivi-
sion, be renamed Welton
Drive. Comm. Money then
requested Comm. Gortman
have the Road Department
order the sign.
Bill Schlickman requested
Comm. Gortman have the
road department install
more 20 mile per hour signs
at the beach to replace those
signs stolen, and also report-
ed reflectors the county had
placed on palm trees had bee
taken pff.
Comm. Money reported a
woman from St. Joseph
Shores had complained of a
near accident caused by
three wheelers driving on the
beach, and requested the
board instruct the sheriff
check on this.
Comm. Gortman reported
he had talked with Larry
Taylor, Department of En-
vironmental Regulation, con-
cerning dredging the channel
at Presnell Fish Camp and
Ward's Fishery and Taylor
had furnished him an appli-
cation for a dredging permit.
Comm. Gortman stated that
he requested Wayne Childers
complete and file this permit
All payrolls for the month
of August, 1984 were ap-
proved as paid. The Clerk
reported the amount of fines
and bonds collected for the
There being no further
business the meeting did then

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a sunny window sill, or on top of the car to get
the chance to rest and relax in a sitting positions

in his own private arm chair. Zeth, who owns
Kim Hippenstad of 228 Seventh Street enjoys
the small rocker and uses it regularly for his
resting moments. Kim says Zeth wasn't trained
for the chair. He just started sitting in it one
day and has claimed ownership ever since. In

the first photo at left, Zeth approaches his chair
to do a little sitting. In the second photo he is
settling in his favorite position and in the third
photo, at extreme right, the five-month-old tom
cat is comfortable and enjoying his very own

Apalachicola Seafood Festival

Expecting Over 20,000 Visitors Saturday, November 3

On the first Saturday in
November of each year, the
.quiet historic fishing village
of Apalachicola is transform-
ed from "the best-kept secret
in Florida" into the site of
Florida's largest marine
Festival. On Saturday, No-
vember 3, oyer 20,000 visitors
will come to Apalachicola to
help celebrate the 21st annu-
al Florida Seafood Festival.
Apalachicola is located on
Florida's Gulf Coast, 60 miles
southeast of Panama City
and 75 miles southwest of
Tallahassee, The town sits
right on beautiful Apalachi-
cola Bay, at its junction with
the scenic Apalachicola Ri-
ver. From these waters are

harvested 90 percent of the
oysters and 52 percent of the
entire shellfish output in
, The Florida Seafood Festi-
val is dedicated to the clean
waters and quality seafood of
Apalachicola Bay and the
people whormake their living
here from the sea. Naturally,
the Festival abounds with
seafood, and visitors can
sample fried oysters, shrimp
and crab, seafood gumbo,
smoked mullet and fish, and
of course, the succulent
Apalachicola oyster on the
half shell, all prepared from
old family recipes and served
by local church and civic

Fish and Game Auctioning Off
Cache of Confiscated Materials

In what' is now an annual
occurrence, the Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commis-
sion will conduct a public
sale of surplus and confis-
cated firearms during the
first week of October.
The items for sale will be
available for inspection by
prospective bidders in the
second floor auditorium of
the Commission's head-
quarters located in the Far-
ris Bryant Building, 620
South Meridian Street in
Tallahassee. They may be
viewed from noon to 6 p.m.
on October 1, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
on October 2-4, and from' 9
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on October
Bid forms may be obtained
from the sale location and
from regional offices of the
Commission, according to
Helen Higgins, property ad-
ministrator for the agency.
In addition, prospective bid-
ders may contact the Com-
mission's property office at

In Memory of Our Dear
Husband, Father
and Brother

Out of the fog things form
and fade away
Like vapors into fog again,
Even our thoughts. Here
mind can find no stay;
Nothing has shape or sub-
stance in this brooding.
Dissolve, I wonder, if the fog
should clear
Would we then touch reality's
firm stuff
And see God standing defi-
nite and sheer?
One year you left us but the
memories are still with us.
Sadly missed by your
Wife, Mrs. Vivian Patten
Daughters, Sonja & Bonita
Brothers and sister
We miss you but God loves
you best

(904) 488-0139 and request a
bid form.
Higgins said bids must be
received by the property
office in the Tallahassee
office of the Commission no
later than 9 a.m. October 10,
when the bids will be opened.
Proceeds from the sale of
the items will be used to help
fund all facets of the
agency's operations.

There is plenty to do in
addition to eating. Visitors
can tour historic Apalachi-
cola and see what remains of
the prosperous pre-Civil War
era, when the town was the.
third largest port for the
export of cotton. Later, the
city became one of the majoy
sponge harvesting centers.
Today visitors can still see
the recently restored Raney
House, built in 1838 and now
on the National Registry of
Historic Sites; Trinity Epis-
copal Church, the first pre-
fabricated house in America;
the old Sponge Exchange and
ante-bellum Cotton Ware-
house; and the John Gorrie
Museum, tribute to the Apa-
lachicola physician who in-
vented the artificial ice ma-
Most of the Festival's
thousands of visitors came
back year after year because
it's good fun for the whole
family. There will be a fish
fry, two gala dances, a 5,000
meter road roace, rides for
the kids, and a giant Festival
Parade with marching
bands, drill teams, and
floats. In the park, there will
be more than 90 arts and
crafts booths, live music and
entertainment, and the "Flo-
rida Belle," an authentic


Presbyterian Church

Sixteenth Street and Forrest Park Avenue
Phone 227-1756
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE ............. 10:00A.M.
Welcome to Everyone

African Methodist Episcopal Church
146 Avenue C Phone 227-1213
Rev. Theodore Andrews, Pastor

SUNDAY.SCHOOL ..................... 9:30 A.M. '
MORNING WORSHIP ................. 11:00 A.M.
EVENING WORSHIP ................... 6:00 P.M.

"God Our Father, Christ Our Redeemer,
Man Our Brother"

paddleboat which will be
taking visitors on guided
tours up the Apalachicola
Two other traditional
events included in this year's
Festival are the Blessing of
the Fleet, a solemn and
colorful ceremony, and the
Gospel Sing, a moving pro-

gram of spiritual music.
In short, there is something
for everyone at the Florida
Seafood Festival. Life along
the coast is like life nowhere
else, and when a fishing
village like Apalachicola de-
cides to celebrate, you can be ,
sure it. will be a Festival:
you'll never forget!

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