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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: January 3, 1985
Frequency: weekly
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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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USPS 518-880


FORTY-EIGHTH YEAR, NUMBER 18


THE STAR

Industry-Deep Water Port-Fine People-Safest Beaches in Florida

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 * THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 1985


25� Per Copy


Ceremony


Will Install


Public Officials In Office


Judge Fred Turner Scheduled to Preside Over

Swearing In Tuesday Morning In Courtroom


Raffield's Fisheries building lights up the Highland
View skyline as 'it burned one" Sunday night in October,







i 0' I H:


With the rest of the nation
pre-occupied with electing a new
president during the year, 1984, Gulf
County was still plodding along,
providing a good life for its people,
electing some new public servants
and generally maintaining the
unhurried lifestyle which has be-
come our trademark over the years.
While there was some development
going on and those determined to
cause more development to happen,
there were just as many people who
showed just as much determination
as the developers to keep the county
more or less like it has been in the
past.
-. ,Asoneiitizeput.ite, i"ive here
because f like the un-cluttered,
un-hurried, sparsely settled situa-
tion here in Gulf County. I would be
disappointed if it were otherwise".
Eyen with. such diverse atti-
tudes -.about what makes Gulf.
County an ideal place to live, there
was something for everyone during
1984. For those who crave excite-
ment,.there was a little of that. For
those who thrive on the low intensity
style of life, they ,had their wish
ful-filled enough of the time to be
satisfied.-
Going back through The' Star
files during the past year, we found
these stories as 'being the most
importanit-for different' reasons-
during the past year. There was
excitement, tragedy, important
events, accomplishment, progress,
good news, bad .news, and even
history during the past year.
IMPORTANT OFFER
One of the most important
stories of the year, for the future of
the county and of the City of Port
St. Joe, happened during November
when Port Authority. chairman,
George Tapper, offered the City of
Port St. Joe jurisdiction over the
Port Authority.
Ever since thet Port Authority
was formed nearly 40 years ago, it
has been under the direction of a
private committee and although
there was a Port there for the
committee to be concerned with,
there was no authority.
Even the committee couldn't
perpetuate itself. Its members
served at the pleasure of the
Governor of the State of Florida,
could levy no taxes, float no bonds,


destroying buildings, machinery and fishing gear
estimated to be worth more than'$4 million. ,


borrow no money, make no rules. It'
was just there. ,
In' recent years; the- Port
Authority has accumulated a nice
bank account and inqoje, which
would go along with th 'idership
of the organization. ' . ',
The City Commission has voted
to accept responsibility for .the Port
Authority which may. be 'used as the
vehicle for considerable develop-
ment in several different areas . . .
and have the income to get started
with its programs.
+ ++ + +
TRAGEDY STRIKES TWICE
. r.Gulf County saw' its..shar.,f
tragedy during 1984,I "Wittr"two
major fires during the period of a
Week, snuffing out the lives of a
young mother and her five year old
daughter and also destroying a-
multi-million dollar fish and seafood
processing operation plant here in
Port St. Joe.
In October, an early morning
fire destroyed $he home of Mr. and
Mrs. R. G. Boyles and took the lives
of Paula Holton and Suzanna
Holton. The cause of the fire stillhas
not been determined although fire
marshals sifted through the re-
mains of the home for several days
looking for a clue as to why the St.
Joe Beach home burned.
Only a week earlier, Raffield
Fisheries, one of the largest com-
mercial fishing operations on the,
Gulf Coast had most of its buildings
and freezer equipment destroyed by
a Sunday evening fire, when the
complex burst into flames near a
repair shop of the operation.
Gene Raffield, business man-
ager of tle family operated business.
said, "We've just seen 25 years of
struggle and work and building, go
up in flames. We'll build it again,
though, bigger and better than
ever".
Destruction of property from
the fire was estimated. to be
approximately $4 million'.
TRAFFIC DEATHS
Nineteen Eighty Four was a
comparatively safe year here in
Gulf County while here in Port St.
Joe we broke a four year record.
The county experienced only
four highway traffic fatalities dur-
ing 1984, for the lowest incidence of


A 23-year-old mother and her five-year-old daughter
were killed when this house burned to the ground at St. Joe


Extreme Tragedy,

,d Excitement

highway fatalities in several years.
One. of those. four highway
S'deaths happened here in Port St.
Joe, being the first highway fatality
inside the city limits in four years.
The .first two fatalities happen-
ed when the year was just a few
days old in the Simmons Bayou area
where two men were killed when
their small compact cai rap head-
, on into a palm tree at an apparent
,,igh rate of speed.
.^ The third fatality was reported
just the following month, in Febru-
ary, when a woman was. killed in
an accident just north of Wewa-
' iitchka, -when a pick-hp truck
6 f"iturned,
The last traffic death was also
Port St. Joe's first in several years.
A Calhoun County man was killed
when he rammed his car into a
stancheon at the docks on the end of
First Street during the month of
December.
COUNTY MAKES HISTORY
Gulf County made history dur-
ing the past year. As a matter of
Fact, Gulf County made history
twice. Neither event was given
scant attention, pointing to the
growing sophistication here in the
county.
Gulf;County voters went to the
polls in November and elected the
.frst Republican public servant ever
* elected to office in the county.
- Jerry Gates,. who had changed
his party affiliation to Republican
and ran for re-election; as Clerk of
the Circuit Court, was re-elected
and became Gulf's first Republican
public official.
Again, history was made when
Robert Oliver became Port St. Joe's
first Black man to serve as
Postmaster. Oliver is a veteran
member of the Postal Service and
that was the, way he has been
accepted here in Port St. Joe.
There was hardly even a ripple
of something unusual happening in
either historical incident.
AN EXCITING YEAR
The past year was an exciting
one for the county,, with citizens
voting overwhelmingly to remove
the Dead Lakes Dam in a straw
vote, the county had a $15 million
damage suit filed against it by the
(Continued on Page 5)


.. . V .-;, . . - " 7. . y_ ..
Beach in October. The mother ran back into the house to
rescue her child and was caught inside.


Six newly-elected Gulf
County public officials will be
. I


AL HARRISON
... Sheriff


officially sworn into office
Tuesday of next week and
will immediately assume
their new duties.
Circuit Judge Fred Turner
will give the oath of office to
the public' officials at 9:00
a.m., in the Courtroom of the
Gulf County Courthouse here
in Port St. Joe. The invoca-
tion for , the swearing in
ceremonies will be given by
Rev. W. L. Melvin of Port St.
Joe.
Taking the oaths will be
Al Harrison, Sheriff; Jerry
Gates, Clerk of the Circuit
Court; Walter Wilder, School
Superintendent; Eda Ruth
Taylor, Tax Collector; Kes-
ley Colbert, Property Ap-
praiser and Cora Sue Robin-
son, Supervisor of Elections.
All of the officers are
entering four year terms and
serve full time at their


duties. Part time Commis-
sioners elected to office in the
November elections, were
sworn into office the latter
part of November and have
already assumed their du-
ties.
Two of the courthouse
officers being sworn in on
Tuesday are new-comers to
their offices. Al Harrison is
taking over as Sheriff for his
first term and Kesley Colbert
is assuming his .first term as
Property Appraiser.
The other four are begin-
ning another term at a
position they have already
served in. la Ruth Taylor is
the only on beginning a new
term without opposition in
the fall elections.
A short reception will be
held immediately after the
taking of the oath of office.


The public in offered an
invitation to attend.


KESLEY COLBERT-
... Property Appraiser


by'.


JERRY GATES -
. Clerk of the Ca rt


WALTER WILDER
S... School Superintendent


EDA RUTH TAYLOR CORA SUE ROBINSON
.... Tax Collector ... Supervisor of Elections


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GulffSends Saf
Guf pend SaeHoliday Season


'While the rest of the,
nation was chalking up 300
traffic .deaths over the
' week end, Gulf County
recorded hardly a single.
dented fender and didn't so
much as stub a toe, accord-
ing to Sheriff's Depart-
ment spokesman Jack Da-
villa. Davilla said the
phone at the Sheriff's


dispatch desk "hardly
even rang" on-New Year's
Day.

"Things went real good
over- the entire holiday
period",. Davilla said. "As
usual Gulf County did
better 'ver the holidays
than we do on normal
days", Davilla said. Dur-


ing the high risk periods,
Gulf County residents
seem to stay out of harm's
way.

Davilla said, "It was
extremely quiet the entire
holiday period, with only
"one or two driving under
the influence arrests oc-
cupying our attention."


Ambulance Service di-
,rector, Andy Millergren
said the service hardly had
a run over the holidays.
"We had a couple of runs,
transferring patients be-
tween the nursing home
and the hospital and back,-
but other than that, it was
extremely quiet".


Water Supply Testing


Health Department Stiffens Up Requirements


The Gulf County Health
Department sent out a notice
last week notifying all own-
ers of water wells providing
water for public use that they
would have to meet certain
state standards and testing
procedures- or face charges
of violation of state law.
The notice, signed by En-
vironmental Health Director,
Douglas M. Kent; Environ-
mental Health Specialist,
George F. Mahler and John
J. Benton, M.D., called on all
operators of public water
systems to provide proof that


the system is in compliance
with existing state laws.

The Health Department
specialists say Dublic water
systems have been failing in
the past in submitting
prompt analysis records of
their potable water wells. In
most instances, each facility
was not aware of its require-
ment to submit quarterly
samples, but, evidently, fail-
ure to know the requirements
isn't going to excuse the
system operators in the
future.


City Employees To Get

Defensive Driving


A program of defensive
driving instruction will begin
for City employees who op-
erate motorized vehicles on
January 14, according to
Clerk Alden Farris. The

City Comm.
Meets Tuesday
The City Commission
meeting, scheduled for Tues-
day, January 1, will be held
Tuesday night, January 8 at
8:00 p.m.
The meeting was changed
because of the holidays.


course will be a requirement
of all City employees involv-
ed in the operation of City-
owned vehicles. "The course
is a suggestion from our
insurance company to keep
rates from continuing to
climb", Farris said. He
pointed out the City's rate's,
like everybody else's, con-
tinue to increase. "This is
one way we can stop or slow
down the rate of increase in
rates", Farris said.
The course will be provided
by the City at no cost to
employees.


Beginning with January 1,
all establishments designat-
ed as a public well will be
required to submit samples
to the local health unit or to a
registered licensed lab for
bacterial analysis.
Kent, who is in charge of
the water testing program in
Gulf County said the notice
from the state office is a step
toward more testing of public
water supplies brought on by
increased ground water sup-
ply pollution from various
sources such as EDB's, lead
and nitrates.
Testing is required of any
water source owner where
the water produced is con-
sumed by the public. Kent
said the primary targets of
the new awareness for test-


ing are restaurants, grocery
stores, mobile home parks,
etc., which operate their own
water source. "With the
increased independence of
rural public facilities from
central public water supplies
is causing a need for increas-
ed attention for testing",
Kent said.
Florida law requires that
owners be responsible for
taking of the samples on a
quarterly basis and submitt-
ing them for testing. If the
system has no facilities for
taking the samples, the
Health Department will do it
for a small fee.
The tests are required each
quarter, in the months of
January, April, July and
October.


Mill Starting Up

Monday at 7 A.M.
St. Joe Paper Company will begin operation of its
paper mill here in Port St. Joe on Monday, January 7,
with the 7:00 a.m., shift.
The mill ceased operations Sunday morning,.
December 16, for the holidays and to make certain
repairs to the mill machinery.
A mill spokesman said all department heads will
post work schedules for the start-up period.
. ______________ ___________


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, Editorials and Comments


THE STAR


THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 1985


PAGE TWO


The Year Has Been



Good and Bad


Mostly it has been a good year
for us here in Gulf County during
1984. Granted, it was a bad year for
-some and a terrible year for others.
For still others, it was a tragic
year; one they'll never forget, so
; long as they live. That's regret-
E table and these people have our
deepest sympathies and heartiest
congratulations for those who will
:never forget the year because of
,-the good thing or things which
happened to them.
For the majority of our people,
Sit was a good year.
f For instance, there were only
four people who died on our
highways during the past year. For
: the families who died, the year was
a definite traumatic experience.
When you consider that we usually
- Have at least eight or ten who die on
our streets and highways during a
year, it's easy to see why we say, it
was a good year.
-" According to the Florida De-
partment of Law Enforcement, the
crime rate in Gulf County hasP
: experienced a drastic reduction
. -during the past year. That makes
:us all feel good about our county
: and be thankful we don't have the
j problems other counties seem to


| Chemical Deac

S One of the greatest tragedies
e ever to be recorded in world
history was the gas leak from the
Union Carbide plant in India during
the final weeks of 1984. While all the
:count hasn't been verified as yet,
'estimates are that more than 2,000
People died in a single day from the
j a.-,op.p piosav.gags from: this:
plant. Of natural concern was a
:similar plant and its danger to the
:people in Institute, West Virginia.
We hesitate ,to assume the
Opinion that it was shoddy opera-
:tion procedure or sloppy plant
:? construction on the part of Union
Carbide which caused the accident.
Union Carbide had too much to lose
'% by the accident to actually encour-
age such an experience through
carelessness on their part.
- When the answers are all in, we
:would be willing to wager, it was
carelessness on the part of one of
the plant's workers, or sabotage
which caused the tragedy.
The reaction, however was


have with crime.
The year, 1984, was a year of
continued progress in the lifestyle
of the citizens of Gulf County. We
didn't see our environment deter-
iorate as it did in other areas. We
didn't see our jobless rate climb.
We didn't see the number of people
who were unable to find a job
increase, at least by any great
number.
We had two tragic fires here in
the south end of the county during
1984, one of which took the life of a
young mother and her small child.
The other destroyed a Gulf County.
asset and temporarily cost some
jobs. The expense of both fires was
great-one in the loss of lives, and
one in the loss of a great deal of
property. Steps are being made to
replace the property loss with
another facility. The loss in lives
can never be replaced.
Since we are grading, the
county on the year and its effect on
our people, we have to say that
even as great as the minuses were,
the plusses were such that they
give us the strength to stand up
under the minuses. This causes us
to say we had a good year and we
hope 1985 is still even better for all
of us.


lly, Beneficial

natural. After the accident in India,
attention was focused on the West
Virginia plant doing practically the
same thing, and consideration
given toward banning the produc-
tion of the chemical produced in the
two plants.
Information now is that these
two plants'manUffacture~practtically
the entire world's supply of this
particular chemical which is used
in the most widely used pesticides
in the world. Methyl isocyanate is
the base for the pesticides which
are largely responsible for the
major portion of the foodstuffs
grown in the entire world. Were it
not for the chemical, insects would
reduce the harvest by as much as
half.
Isn't it ironic that a substance.
which can snuff out the lives of
more than 2,000 people in just a few
moments can also be responsible
for the hungry masses of the world
having a little food to eat?


Have A Good New Year!


KESLEY


By Kesley Colbert
Every New Year's Day I
can remember when I was
a'growing up Mr. Williard
Joe Morris would predict
that the old wooden bridge
across the upper end of
Sugar Creek would collapse
into the water. He made that
same prediction every year
for 19 years until along about
August of 1978 the old bridge
fell in. People around those
parts herald old Willie Joe
like he was some kind of
psychic. Folks got to declar-
ing as to how they had been
down at Woodrow Kennon's
grocery store on the 1st when
Mr. Williard made that pre-
diction. They was a'trying to
get him on 60 Minutes; there
was even some talk about
having a Williard Joe Morris
Day. Of course, everyone
immediately began to want
Willie Joe to tell them what
was a'going to happen the
. next year.
You know, I may not see it
exactly like everyone else
did, but I kinda' thought the
humorous. slant to that pre-
diction was the first 18 years
when it didn't come true.
Seems like folks sort'a forgot
that aspect of the prediction.
It seems like all they cared
about was the fact that old
Willie told them before it
happened that it was a'going
to happen.
Mr. Willie Joe, for the last
several years, has predicted
that a storm is a'going to
come up and blow down the
old Ripley Sawmill. Now,
everytime the wind blows a
little a crowd will gather up
on the ridge above the mill..
I don't think Willie Joe
gets paid'for making his pre-
dictions for the coming year,
but I got word from a reli-
able source that some folks
do. I think these paid pre-
dicters get their information
out of tea leaves, or they see
it in a crystal ball; and I
ain't sure where those
Horrorscope people get their
information. Surely, they
don't just make it up. You
know, I've been drinking tea
for years and I can't even
find the leaves so I haven't
had a sporting chaAce at
"reading" them yet.
If you remember this time
last year these people gave
us some great predictions-
like Ted Kennedy was to be
the Democratic nominee for
president, Elizabeth Taylor
was to marry Richard Bur-
ton, again, there was to be a
black vice-presidential can-
didate, the Russians were
going to withdraw from
Afghanistan, the Atlanta
Braves were going to win the


I Can See Clearly Now.


World Series. I could go on
but I believe that you get the
idea. Some of last year's pre-
dictions would have made
Edgar Casey roll over in his
grave.
I believe what those people
do is use the shotgun method
of predicting. You shoot
enough stuff out there that
sooner or later you're bound
to hit something, and then
the Williard Joe Morris syn-
drome takes over. That is, if
you're right once, folks will
declare you are a "Super
Good Seer" and forget the
123 times that you were
wrong.
So I. thought in keeping


with the spirit of the New
Year I'd make a few predic-
tions. Of course I'm a'going
to do something that is a lit-
tle different in this predict-
ing business - I'm telling
you up front that I'm just
guessing. No tea leaves or,
crystal ball for me, no
special feeling from my
great-uncle Marvin on my
daddy's side who died in
1943-I'm just taking some
wild, uneducated guesses.
This is goingto be fun. First
of all I predict that Lee
Scocca will leave Chrysler,
y into American Motors
and bring back the Nash.
And while we're in the auto


industry I believe that
Toyota will change their
name to Nissan - everyone
else is doing it. I think in 1985
we'll see a football game
without a beer commercial-
I know I'm way out on a limb
there. AT&T will decide that
we won't have to pay them
for the phone hanging on our
living room wall as someone
will point out to them that
the $89.93 that every
household in the country has
been paying them monthly
for the past 40 years might
have covered the cost of the
phone.
I also think that a young
unknown from Western Ok-


* .

lahoma will win the National
Cowchip throwing contest in
Commerce and President
Reagan in a moment of
neglect will forget to call and
congratulate him. Most
everyone is interested in
what to wear for the coming
year. Now I'm not much on
"fashion" so I wouldn't dare
predict in that area. I could
give you a suggestion - just
do like I do and buy what-
ever is on sale at J. C. Pen-
ney's.
In the sports world I pre-
dict the Chicago Bears will
win the Super Bowl and the
St. Louis Cardinals will win
(Continued on Page 3)


It's Back to Work and the Old Routine After A Week of Holidays


WELL, BACK TO work ... the
: holidays are all over and it's time to
take up the old routine again and get
back to work.
It was fun while it lasted,
however.
We had a nice Christmas holiday
at our house. The entire family of
children, in-laws and grandchildren
gathered at our table Christmas Eve
and stuffed before opening the pres-
ents afterward. By the time 16 adults
and 11 grandchildren .gathered
around and placed their presents
under the tree, there was a traffic jam
- at the Christmas tree area. I had to
-..carry off three garbage bags full of
- discarded wrappings, boxes and other
debris from the present opening the
next day.
Christmas at our house is always
an experience every year. I thought as
the grandchildren grew older the
mystique of Christmas would start to
wane just a bit.
Not so.
The first ones to gather around for
the present opening were the adult
children, who had children of their



; gW INN, - THI


own.
ONE THING WE did this Christ-
mas which we have never done before
was to shut down The Star the entire


for a week and give everybody a week
off.
It has worked out well. Except for
the few times I had to come, by the
office-to write this. olurb and a


ETAOIN SHRDLU

By: W


Christmas week and take a week off.
That has never happened before.
This year the Christmas day
happened to come at an opportune
time to close for the week. Our
grocery advertisers, who are the most
consistent advertisers in The Star, all
said they weren't going to put out an
advertisement on the day after
Christmas, so we grabbed the oppor-
tunity, at the last minute. to close up


E STAR -


were on the few occasions I was in the
hospital: and they don't count.
ALREADY, I HAVE become
accustomed to having my week off


esley R. Ramsey


couple of other things-I didn't come
to work all week long the week of
Christmas. Of course. I had to work
New Year's day. as did those on our
staff, but we enjoyed Christmas week.
In the 32 years I have been
responsible for this paper getting to
you each and every week. that was the
third full week Frenchie and I have
had off. The only other times I have
taken off for at least a week at a time.


during the year. So. look out; you are
liable to see The Star close down for a
full week next Chistmas, too.
I really don't have much exper-
ience to go on, but I have enough
experience, now, with having a week
off to know that I like it.
I don't ever think I could learn to
handle the four to six weeks some
people have off each year for
vacation time. It would seem to me a


person would get bored with that
much time off and nothing to do. But,
being the quick study that I am, I
figured out how to keep that one week
occupied with no problem. After I got
my sitting and relaxing caught up, the
rest of the week was easy to handle.
++ + + +
NOW THAT CHRISTMAS is over,
the hard part has to be dealt with.
I was holding my own prior to.
Thanksgiving, in the weight depart-
ment. My weight was stuck on a figure
and at least it wasn't increasing.
I don't think I can make that
statement here on day number two
after the Christmas holidays have
passed on by. I think my waist hasn't
wasted away, nor has my chin gone
from double to single. In fact, I think it
is the other way around. I'm staying
away from scales at least until the end
of January, when I might try a pair in
secret just to see how much damage
was actually done.
I know I received one lemon
meringue pie for Christmas. When I
saw it sitting on the sideboard, I could


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themselves liable for damage further than amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word Is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word
barely asserts: the printed word thoroughly convinces. Thetpoken word Is lost: the printed word remains.


Tides Not
Information for the tide
changes in St. Joseph's Bay
are not available this week.
The information has to be ob-
tained from the National
Ocean Service in Washing-
ton, D. C. on a yearly basis.
The tidal information book
for 1985 for the East Coast of
North and South America


feel myself getting heavier just
standing there looking at that pie. I
felt as if I had a roll or two of quarters
in my pocket all of a sudden.
, Eating the pie and getting it out of:
sight didn't do much for that feeling,
either. It was still there and is today.
One good thing about our particu-
lar Christmas is that we have no
left-overs at our house. The turkey is
all gone. There is just enough ham left
to make a few sandwiches for dinner
or supper next week, and most of the
pies and cakes have disappeared.
That's what happens when you have
as many as we had show up to eat.
Another good thing about Christ-
mas and the week off was that we ate
at the dining room table...several
times.
With just Frenchie and I at home,
we usually eat at the breakfast bar in
the kitchen, but all week long, we ate
at the dining room table. That was a
change.
. The day after Christmas, I saw
Frenchie cleaning the good silver.
Who knows, maybe next Christmas
we'll use it!


Available
from which we derive the
tidal information for our
area was requested over six
weeks ago, but as of this date
has not been received.
We will begin publishing
the tides for the bay as soon
as the information is receiv-
ed in our office.


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By The Star Publishing Company ,
Second-Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
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William H. Ramsey Production Supt.
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 1985


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Dead Lakes
Environmentalists, Homeowners Join Battle


-Tallahassee Democrat
Local opposition and bure-
aucratic red tape has the
Dead Lakes dam clinging to
life.
Homeowners with property
around the lakes formed by
the Chipola River in Gulf
County are preparing to
launch a major legal battle to
keep the plug in place, while
numerous procedures are
under way by state officials
to yank the dam out.
Local environmenta-
lists, who led a straw-vote
victory in March to remove
the dam, fear state delays in
obtaining the permits are
allowing homeowner opposi-
tion to fester.
"My goodness, we had
about 85 percent of the public
wanting the state to take the
dam out," said E. L. Elofson,
chairman of the Chipola
Basin Protective Group- an
environmental organization
representing Gulf aid. Cal-
' houn county residents.
"We contend the state of
Florida should- issue the
permits and if anybody has
objections they can file their
complaint in the circuit
courts," Elofson said.
Elofson's group wants the
dam out because they say it
has ruined fishing and upset
the lake's natural balance.
Homeowners around- the
lakes say removing the dam
will dry up the lakes and,
destroy their property.
Waiting perhaps up to
another year before the dam
is out, said Elofson, will be
very 'disappointing.. "I just
hope we can keep 'people
Scalmedfdown until wecan get
this dam out legally," he
said.
The Northwest Florida.
Water Management District
has had the responsibility of
removing the dam since the
Legislature passed a bill in
June calling for its demise. It
is presently trying to obtain
four permits to complete the
project. No one would specu-
late when the dam was
coming out of the Chipola
River.
Water-mahagement direc-
tor Bill McCartney said
S, perts must be approo ,ty
partmet of Environ-
mental Regulation, the De-
partment of Natural Resour-
ces, the U. S. Army Corp of
Engineers and his own agen-,
cy, the water management
district.
"It's a slow process but
what applies to the general
public, should apply to the
government," said 'McCart-
ney.
"As far as we're concerned
the Legislature has called for
it to be removed and we're
mandated to do that."
The frustrating part of
getting the job done, said
McCartney, is the same with
all regulatory actions; there
are a battery of hearings and
in-depth technical analyses
to be done.
� After that, he said, the dam


would take about five days to
remove.
When the Department of
Environmental Regulation
issued its letter of intent to
approve the demolition of the
dam, the public was given 14
days to oppose it and request
a legal administrative hear-
ing. On Dec. 11, about 27
Dead Lakes property owners
filed a petition for a hearing,
said McCartney.
Tullis Easterling, a Dead
Lakes property owner living
in Panama City, believes
that with a judge they have a
good chance of keeping the
dam.
"I don't believe they (the
state) can take away, our
property without due, pro-
cess," said Easterling, a
retired Bay County sheriff.
Easterling's supporters
say without the dam, the
lakes will disappear.
"I think there's a good 200
of us who bought property on
that lake with the dam. It
Sost money to clean it up and
build boat ramps.
"If they take out the dam
those lakes will dry up. And I
don't think people who don't
have a cotton pickin' thing to
do with those lakes, should
destroy our property," said
Easterling. The homeown-
ers; he said, are building a
war chest to fight the dam's
removal.
The dam's opponents say
the 14-foot tall steel-piling
dam ruined fishing in the
lakes it formed out of the
lower Chipola River. The
dam also threw the lakes'
natural cycles out of balance
and has hindered the lakes':
ability to flush out pollutants.
Easterling said the admini-
strative hearing is their only
chance to give their side of
the story. He claims, home-
owners were left out of the
straw-vote balloting during,
the presidential preference
elections. In that vote 74
percent of Gulf County favor-
Sed the dam's removal; 85
percent of Calhoun County's
residents approved of it.


Meanwhile, the U. S. Corp
of Engineers, according to
, McCartney, will require pub:
hlie hearings ii January. or
February before it will ap-
prove a permit for the dam's'
removal.-
"To us somebody is drag-
ging their feet," said Elof-
son. "We don't see any need
for the Corp of Engineers to
be involved. We don't see any
need for any more hearings.
We've been through that."
But Bob Kriegel, of the
State environmental agency,
said the process of removing
the dam has been given more
attention than other projects
its size and the state is
moving quickly.
"This is frustrating for
everyone that has to deal
with regulatory agencies,"
said .Kriegel. "It's a very
complex project."


/ . 1st United
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SPPROCIAIUNG Port St. Joe, Florida
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EVENING WpRSHIP ................... 7:00 P.M..
METHODIST YOUTH FELLOWSHIP ...... 6:30 P.M..
*CHOIR REHEARSAL (Wednesday) ......7. :30P.M.
Pastor, Alvin N. Harbour, Jr.




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Florida National Banks recently conducted a state-wide contest giving away interest on a
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presents a check to Mark Mahlkov, local winner. The check for $277.78 represents the interest
earned on $1,000,000 for a day. -Star photo

OBITUARIES:

Rites Today for William Ebersole


William M. Ebersole, 74, of
Rome, Georgia died sudden-
ly Sunday afternoon. He was
a native of Birmingham, Al.,
born there on August 18, 1910.
He was the son of the late
George S. and Virginia Han-
kins Ebersole. He was a WW
II Veteran and a Communi-
cant, and also was former
treasurer of the Vestry of St.
Peters Episcopal Church of
Rome. He was a retired Vice
President of Georgia Kraft


Co., a member of Coosa
Valley Railroad Society, Coo-
sa Country Club, was on the
Board of Directors of Apple-
ton Church Home, Macon,
Ga. Following his retire-
ment, he did consultant work
for Labrador Liner Board of
Newfoundland. He had been
an employee of St. Joe Paper
Company from 1937 until WW'
II.
Survivors include: his
wife, the former Emelin


Belin, to whom he was
married July 19, 1949; two
sisters-in-law, Mrs. Charles
Earl Ebersole of Tuscaloosa,
Ala. and her two 'sons,
Charles and Pat Ebersole,
and Mrs. Ruth Belin Hay-
good of Mobile, Ala.; two
brothers-in-law, Leonard Be-
lin and Jacob Belin, both of
Port St. Joe.
Local funeral services will
be held at 11:00 AM EST
Thursday, Jan. 3 at the


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Kesley (Continued from Page 2)
the World Series. Now, I'm a enough time I'm sure thi
little like Williard here, in could finally come up w
that I make these same pre- something that would ta
dictions every year.


Boy, this predicting is
pretty easy and if I had

Former Beach
Resident Dies
Mary Atkinson, a former
resident of Mexico Beach,
died in Meridian, Mississippi
on Christmas day. Mrs.
Atkinson was born on March
10, 1913 and was the wife of
Dr. James T. Atkinson, who
died in August of last year.

graveside, Holly Hill Ceme-
tery, conducted by the Rev.
Jerry Huft.
The family requests that in
lieu of flowers, contributions
be made to the Memorial
Fund, St. Peters Episcopal
Church, or to the Georgia
Heart Fund.
All local arrangements are
under the direction of the
Comforter Funeral Home.


at I
ith
ake


place in 1985 but I've got to
go for now 'cause there's a
storm coming up and I've
got to get out to that ridge
above Ripley's Sawmill...
Respectfully,
Kesley


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PAGE THREE


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THE STAR. Port St. Joe. Fla. THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 1985


A bridal showeV honoring,
Miss Stacey O'Shall was held
in Thursday evening, Dec. 13
ih the Felowship Hall of
Long Avenue Baptist Church.
the bride-elect's chosen col-
4rs of dusty rose and burgun-
4y were used extensively


throughout the party area
and in the floral arrange-
ments complementing the
serving tables and bride's
book table.
Miss O'Shall was the reci-
pient of many lovely and
useful gifts from friends who


called during the appointed
hours.
Stacey became the bride of
William R. Merchant, Jr. in a
lovely ceremony in the sanc-
tuary of Long Avenue Baptist
Church on Saturday, Dec. 29.


Income Tax Forms


Are Being Received


More than 4.5 million Flori-
da taxpayers will soon be
receiving their federal in-
come tax packages, accord-
ing to Merlin W. Heye,
Internal Revenue Service
district director for Florida..
Taxpayers will receive ei-
ther the Form 1040 or Form
1040EZ and 1040A package,
depending on which form
they filed last year. The
1040EZ, containing only 11
lines to complete, is designed
for single taxpayers who
,have no dependents, whose
taxable income is less, than
$50,000, earned from wages,
salaries and tips, and no
more than $400 in interest.
The 1040 Form 1040EZ con-
tains the same information
as last year, and the form
will again be processed by
optical character recognition
(OCR) equipment. "This is a
major technological advance
for IRS. The OCR equipment
can read and record up to
2,000 characters a second,"
Heye said.
The 1040A form may be


One of the bighlightsfor the past several years during the wise men presenting their gifts to the newborn king. Live.
istmajs eason has been the presentation of a live nativity animals including donkeys, goats and sheep are also used to
e by members of the First Methodist Church of Port St. present a realistic presentation. The live nativity was
o iShabove are some of the cast, depicting the holy witnessed on Uhree separate evenings during the holidays.
Aant 7.1, - -4 * *--Staiphioto.-

Studying New Requirements of Medicare


'int Joseph Bay Chapter
' .A.R.P. begins their 1985
*gram of activities on
wednesday, January 9 at
30 p.m. EST in the Centen-
nIal Building on Allen Me-.
4orial Way in Port St. Joe.
SIf you are 65 or older, and
a'e on the Medicare insur-
ai ce program, have you ever
wondered about how much
additional health insurance
. u should be carrying?
Guest speaker Joe Allen,





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till choose traditional bi-
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upper segment for distance
aid the lower one for near-
ision tasks, is often easier
W adjust to, and costs less
tfian seamless bifocals, pro-
#ressive lenses or contact
lenses. Like all glasses to-
day, they can be prescribed
ib either glass or plastic.
ifThough most bifocal wear-
is are over 40, many chil-
den with specific focusing
ftoblems wear bifocals to
Alleviate vision stress.
;Many people with clear
distance vision wear
efocals, too. For them, the
upper part of the lenses con-
ins a piano prescription
Oo correcting power), and
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Administrator of Gulf Pines
Hospital, has a wealth of
experience in this field, and
will try to answer this
question for you. He will also
tell about ongoing plans for
continuing improvements to
Gulf Pines as it broadens its
services to this community.
A.A.R.P. is planning a full
program of weekly activities
for 1985. You are invited to

Blood Pressure
Checks Given
The Gulf County Emergen-
cy Medical Service will be
conducting free blood
pressure checks next Wed-
nesday, January 9 in three
different locations.
Emergency staff will be
giving the free checks at
Simmons Bayou, Pic's Gro-
cery from 8 to 10 a.m., Ham-
'mond's Grocery, White City
from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
and at Howard Creek
Grocery from 1:00 - 3:00
p.m.
Everyone is invited to take
advantage of this oppor-
tunity and get their blood
pressure checked.


used by any taxpayer with
taxable income of less than
$50,000 in wages,. salaries,
tips, unemployment compen-
sation, interest or dividends.
The 1040A also has lines for
payments to an Individual
Retirement Account and the
Credit for Child or Dependent
Care Expenses. It is a
two-page form with a Sche-
dule 1 attachment.
Generally, as in previous
years, the Form .1040 is for
those taxpayers who itemize
deductions or claim such tax
credits as residential energy
credit, investment credit and
credit for the elderly.
Since filing their tax forms
last. year, some Floridians
may have had a change in
their tax status and need a
different form than that
received in the mail. Federal
tax forms and schedules are
available at most post offi-
ces, many banks and some
public, libraries. The most
convenient way to obtain
additional forms is by using
the handy order blank in. the
tax forms package, or by
calling the IRS toll-free tax
forms number 1-800-241-3860.
The tax forms package
received in the mail has a
pre-addressed, peel-off label
and a large, pre-addressed
envelope which is useful to
the taxpayer and to the IRS.
"By using the label and
envelope, the taxpayer can
help to speed up the pro-
cessing of the tax return,
decrease the chance of errors
and often receive a refund
faster," Heye emphasized.
If the mailing, label has
incorrect information, such
as a wrong address or Social
Security number; the correc-
tion should be made directly
on the label.
Each tax forms package
contains complete instruc-
tions on the preparation of
the form in the package:.,If
additional - information is.
needed on credits, deduc-
tions, exemptions or income,
the IRS offeirsmore than i00:
free publications on these
.anrd many. more .subjet.
These,-publiVatigns aYe als
available by using the order
form in the tax forms pack-
age or by calling the IRS.


There have been a number
of changes to the forms this
year because of recent tax
legislation. Beginning in
1984, part of Social Security
benefits may be taxable
under certain conditions.
The tax rate for all brack-
ets has been reduced for 1984.
"However, taxpayers do not
need to compute this since
the reduction is already built
into the Tax Table and Tax
Rate Schedules," Heye add-
ed.
Beach Club

Meeting On

January 8
The Sea Oats & Dunes
Garden Club will meet Tues-
day, January 8 at 9:00 AM
CST at the Chamber of
Commerce Building in Mexi-
co Beach.
The guest speaker will be
Lt. Stan Kirkland from the
Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission. He will speak
on "Endangered Species".
Hostesses for this meeting
will be Vesta Conley, Alice
Guilford and Hazel Wyman.
Mexico Beach.
Fire Auxiliary
Meets Thursday
The Ladies Auxiliary of the
Mexico Beach Volunteer Fire
Department will meet on.
Thursday, January 10 at 7
P.M. CT in the Fire Hall on
14th Street.,
Members, guests, and visi-
tors are most welcome to
attend.

Why Settle for
Less than the
best?

XEROX
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SCopiers
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Phone 227-1278


School Lunch Menu


Monday, January 7
Pizza, sliced peaches, mix-
ed vegetables, cookies, and
milk.
Tuesday, January 8
Battered fried fish, citrus
cup, baked beans, sliced
bread, and milk.
Wednesday, January 9
Sloppy Joe, cheese wedge,
applesauce, green beans,
cake, and milk.
Thursday, January 10
Chicken pattie, pear half,
early June peas, rice with
gravy, rolls, and milk.
Friday, January 11
Hot dog, cole slaw, butter-


ed corn, oatmeal cookies,
and milk.
Menus may change without
notice due to the availability
of foods.

REWARD
LOST: Black Labrador
male dog, 1 yr. old,
child's pet (child is
grieving). Lost in the
vicinity between Port
St. Joe and Over-
street. Call 229-8141.


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Garden Club Meeting January 10.
The Port St. Joe Garden , Hostesses for this January
Club will meet Thursday, meeting are Rena Huie,
January 10 at 2 PM at the Bessie Nedley and Anne Till.
Garden Center on Eighth All members are urged to,.
Street. A delightful, interest- attend. Interested ladies and
ing program will be present- visiting Garden Club iem-
ed. ,, bers are cordially invited.


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Mrs. Lillian Hall, groom-elect's grandmother, Mrs. Frances Merchant, mother of
the groom-elect, Stacey O'Shall, honoree, and Mrs. Dorothy O'Shall, mother of the
honoree.


Feted At Bridal Shower


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THE"" STR Por St. Joe, F11 THRDY JAN,^^--- 3, 198 PAG FIVE^^


IN' THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY.
Case No. 84-248
JOY A. JOCELYN, formerly known as
Joy A. Sedgwick,
Plaintiff,
vs.
EDWIN FRIEND,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: EDWIN FRIEND
Rt. 2, Box 65 \6
Galnsvllle, Georgia 30506
SYOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet and confirm the title of Plaintiff,
In and to lands in Gulf County, Florida,
more particularly described as follows:
Lots 5 and 7, Block 41, Unit No. 2,
St. Joe Beach, Florida, according
to the official plat thereof on file in
the Office of Clerk of Circuit Court,
Gulf.County, Florida. -
had been filed against youand you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, If any, to It, on Fred N. Wit-
ten, attorney for plaintiff, whose ad-
dress Is 408 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe,
G6lf County, Florida, on or before
February 6, 1985, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's Attorney or
Immediately thereafter, otherwise a
default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded In the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court, this January 2, 1985.
JERRY GATES, "
CLERK OF COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By Is/ Towan Peters, Deputy Clerk
4t 113
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GUIL COUNTY.
SECURITY FEDERAL SAVINGS &
LOAN ASSOCIATION OF PANAMA CI-
Plaintiff,
MULTI-PROPERTY SERVICES, INC., a
Florida corporation, CATHERINE J.
TAYLOR, COSTABELLA DEVELOP-
'MENT CORPORATION, a Florida cor-
poration, WILLIAM S. QUARLES, III,
dib/a ST. JOSEPH BAY CONSTRUC-
TnON COMPANY, EVA ELRIN and MA-
JKEN BLOMQUIST,;
Defendants.
CASE NO. 84-52
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
undersigned, Clerk of the Circuit Court
of Gulf County, Florida, pursuant to the,
Final Judgment of mortgage
foreclosure entered In this cause, will
sell at the North Door of the Gulf Coun-
ty Courthouse In Port St. Joe, Florida,
at 11:00 a.m. on January 10, 1985, the
following described real property, to-
wit:
Lot. 17, Block "A", GULF PINES
SUBDIVISION, a subdivision of a
portion of Fractional Section 24,
Township 9 South, Range 11 West,
Gulf County, Florida, as recorded
in' Plat Book 3, page 25, Public
Records of Gulf County.
THIS NOTICE dated this 19th day of
December, 1984.
JERRY GATES,
Clerk of Circuit Court
By:'Is/.Towan Peters, Deputy clerk
2t 12/24
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY.
Case No. 84-59
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of
WELTON C. ROCHE, ' " "- .
deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the 'Estate of
Welton C. Roche, deceased, File
Number 84-59, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 1000
Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
The name and address of the Personal
Representative and of the Personal
Representative's attorney are as set
forth below.
All interested persons are required to
file with the Court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE:
(1) All claims against the Estate and, (2)
Any objections by an interested person
to whom notice was mailed that chal-
lenges the validity of the Will. the qual-
ifications of the Personal. Represen-
tative, venue or jurisdiction of the
Court.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
DATED: The .date of first publication
of this notice: December 24, 1984.
EMILY M. ROCHE
Personal Representative
907 16mtn Street
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
FRED N. WITTEN,
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
408 Long Avenue -
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
2t 12124

IN. THE CIRCUIT COURT, FCUR-
TEENTK JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY.
" 'Case No. 84-58
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: The Estate of
NERO HOPPS, SR., Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE AND ALL PERSONS IN-
STERESTED IN THE ESTATE:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED the ad-
ministration of the Estate of NERO
HOPPS, SR.. deceased, Case No. 84-58.
'is pending Jn the Circuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida, Probate Division, and
the address of which Is Gulf County
Courthouse, Port St. Joe; Florida 32456.
The Personal Representatives of the
Estate are WILEY HOPPS. whose ad-
dress is 104 N. Garrison Avenue. Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456, and MARY
PARISII, whose address is Rt. 4. Box
321, Statesboro, Georgia 30458. The
name of the Personal Representatives'
Attorney is as follows
ROBERT M. MOORE
321 Reid Avenue
P. 0. Box 248
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
All persons -having claims or
demands against the Estate are re-
quired, WITHIN THREE MONTHS
FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE to file
with the Clerk of the above Court a writ-
ten statement of any claim or demand


Auto And
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Insurance
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they may have. Each claim must be in
writing and must Indicate the basis of
the claim, the name and address of the
Claimant 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 to the Clerk to enable
the Clerk to mail a copy to each Per-
sonal Representative.
All persons interested in the Estate
to whom a copy of this Notice of Ad-
ministration has been mailed are re-
quired, WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS
FROM THE DATE OF. THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, to file
any objections . they may have that
challenge the the validity of the Decedent's
Will, the qualifications of the Personal
Representatives or the venue or
jurisdiction of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OB-
JECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
DATE of the first publication of this
Notice of Administration is Thursday,
December 27, 1984.
Is/ WILEY HOPPS
Personal Representative of the
Estate of .
NERO HOPPS, SR.,
Deceased.
Is/ MARY PARISH,
Personal Representative of the
Estate of
NERO HOPPS, SR., deceased.
Isa ROBERT M. MOORE,
Attorney for Personal Representatives
P. 0. Box 248
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(904) 229-8181
2t 121224
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
UVPF pCUNTY.
' ., I - : ":. - ase No. 84-220
ST. JOE PAPERMAKERS FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION.
Plaintiff,
vs.
JERRY L. ARHELGER, and Wife,
LONI ARHELGER,.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 4S
NOTICE'lS GIVEN that pursuant to a
Final Judgment dated December 19,
1984. in 'Case No. 84-220 of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Cir-
cuit, in and for Gull County Florida in
which St. Joe PaDeimakers Federal
Credit Union is Plainltll ana Jerry L.
Arhelger and Wife, Lont Arhelger.are
Defendants. I will sell to, the highest


- Public Notices -


and best bidder, for cash . on the steps
at the North door of the Gulf County
Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Gulf Coun-
ty. Florida, at 11:00 A.M., Eastern Time,
January 10th, 1985, the following
described property set forth in the
Order of Final Judgment:
Farm #6, (5 acres more or less)
of Gulf County Farms, Inc., Proper-
ties, an unrecorded subdivision of
that portion of Section 19, TS5S,
R9W, Gulf County, Florida, lying
West of State Road 71, more par-
ticularly ,described as follows:
Commence at the intersection of
the N line of Section 19, TS5S,
R9W, Gulf County, Florida and the
Westerly right-of-way line of State


Road 71, said State Road having a
right-of-way of 66 feet; thence S
18'16'20' E along said right-of-way
.line for 1452.75 to the POINT OF
BEGINNING. Thence continue S
18*16'20" E along said right-of-way
line for 300 feet; thence N
71*43'40" W for 726.00 feet; thence
North 18'16'20" W for 300.00 feet;
thence North 71'43'40" E for 726.00
feet to the Point of Beginning.
DATED: December 19th, 1984
JERBY T. GATES,
CLERK OF COURT
By: /s/ Towan Peters. Deputy Clerk
Publication of this Notice on:
December 24, 1984, in the Port St.
Joe Star.


With Charges



Ambulance Use


Doesn't Let Up

Assessing a charge for using the ambulance service here
in the south end of the county is apparently not affecting the
number of patients who call on the service, according' to
Emergency Medical Services director, Andy Millergren.
Millergren said he can tell no difference in the number of
calls the Port St. Joe un-t is receiving since the pay schedule
went into effect on Monday, December 17. "As a matter of
fact, we have made 20 more runs this December than were
recorded last December", Millergren said.
Millergren said the charge schedule which has been
agreed on by the County Commission is "very reasonable...
and'so far most of the people we have carried had this much
coverage in their medical insurance policies". The EMT
director emphasized the service did not do the book work to
recover the insurance payment for the service. "We send the
patient a bill and it's up to him to recover the money from his
insurance carrier. We don't have the clerical help, yet, to
perform this service."
L ii
Millergren said the local Emergency Medical Service is
still providing ambulance coverage to Mexico Beach. "We
have been given no orders to do otherwise and Mexico Beach
has agreed to pay $5,000 down on their part of the public ex-
pense toward operation, so we are still providing the same
service as always for Mexico Beach".
Of course, Mexico Beach residents face charges when
they call on the ambulance service, just like anybody else.
The $5,000 payment is only to meet expenses covered in Gulf
County by tax money.


OTHER IMPORTANT STORIES
While these were probably the
most important stories to hit the
county and city during the past
year, there were other stories, also,
which had a major impact on the
area.
A public water system was
financed and work started to furnish
treated water to the St. Joe Beach
and Highland View areas. The
water will be purchased from the
City of Port St. Joe and distributed
through a pipeline system which is


Changes in the state septic tank
laws have also had builders up in
arms and aroused for the entire
year.
The volunteer ambulance ser-
vice here in the south end of Gulf
County had to fold due to lack of
personnel to meet new state stan-
dards and increased demands on
the service by the citizens. Last
month, the service adopted a
pay-if-you-use-it policy and is now
operating the service with paid
crews.


1984
(Continued from Page 1)

Department of Environmental Reg-
ulation and the Port St. Joe Sharks
football team won the state Class 2A
championship.
The removal of the Dead Lakes
Dam spilled over into 1984 from
1983. In 1984 the issue of whether or
not to remove the dam came to a
head when the question of whether
or not to remove the dam was put to
the people in a straw vote in the
Presidential Primary election. The
same question was posed to the
voters in Calhoun County.
There has never been such a
turn-out for a Presidential preferen-
tial primary here in Gulf County as
there was this year. As a result, the
citizens cast 1,501 votes for remov-
ing the Dead Lakes Dam and 536 for
leaving it in place.
The voters also gave Gary Hart
the nod for the Democratic Presi-
dential choice.
The DER filed an action in
Circuit Court, asking the court to
levy a $15 million fine against Gulf
County for failure to file its permit
papers to operate a landfill at
Buckhorn in the extreme north end
of the county. It was later determin-
ed an engineering firm had been
hired to file the permit request on
time, but had failed to file the
necessary papers. The engineers
were punched up by the county and
a quick conference with DER
removed' the danger of the $15
million suit being filed.
Of course, the other excitement
was caused when 'Port St. Joe's
Sharks defeated Wildwood, 15-12 to
win the state championship in Class
2-A football.


presently nearing completion.
The county and its cities
struggled with -the waste disposal'
problem all year long. The State of
Florida and its regulatory agencies
have made life miserable for those
who are trying to collect and dispose
of solid waste in the county and
those who would build new homes
and use septic tanks for a sewer
system.
The Department. of Environ-
mental, Regulation has been after
the county for several years with
attempts to come up with a system
for sohidwaste disposal which would
meet state specifications and still be
acceptable, financially, for the
county.


The new Marine Fisheries
Commission stepped into the boiling
scallop harvesting pot and set up
seasons, size and number limits for
the popular shell-fish in St. Joseph
Bay which are the target of tourists,
local residents and commercial
fishermen alike. Both sportsmen
and commercial fishermen were
satisfied (sort of) at a public
meeting held by the MFC.
OTHER STORIES
Of course, there were many
other stories which could be termed
important to the people of the
county and the city, even though few
had as much impact on the county
as a whole than these few recalled
here have had.


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Tables Solid oak end and
cocktail tables. Ideal for den, family s77
room or rental property. I


Oriental Tables-
Broyhill end table with drawer. Hex
commode, large cocktail table.
. Floor sample; but in perfect cond. $288
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ETAG ERE Genuine rat-
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CURIO


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Living Room sofa,
chair, loveseat in comfy colonial
style, plaid Herculon cover. Reg. 694
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Bedroom 3-Pc. oak fin- $8
ished dresser, mirror and bed.
Chest ......................... $135
Night Stand ..................... $75


Occasional Chairs
Cane arms, velvet cover. Only 3 to
Sell. Reg. *119.95.


Game Set 42" table
with parquet top, 4 chairs on
casters. Reg. '849.95

Tea Cart Oval marble top,
2 shelves below. From Pulaski's
Apothecary collection. Reg. $249.

Console & Mirror
Lighted display console with curved
glass sides, mirrored back. Match-
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mirror. Reg. $224

Twin Sleeper Beige
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Queen Anne Tables
Cherry Queen Anne style. Must see to .believe
quality at this low price.

Re tangular End Table $79

Oval End Table ....... $99

Oval Cocktail Table ... $99


Queen Sleeper
Jamison sleeper in earth tone plaid
Herculon cover. High back, with in-
nerspring mattress for comfort.
Reg. '559"

Rattan Sleeper
Simmons sleeper in multi-one cot-
ton print. Rattan & cane trim. Queen
size Beautyrest. mattress.! Reg.
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 1985


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ACNE CAN SCAR
T Among adolescents, acne is the most often found
skin problem. And, it is a mistaken notion that acne
needs no treatment because it will eventually go away
by itself. Neglected acne can result in skin pitting,
S blotching, and other disfiguring scars. Emotionally it
can leave a devastating scar.
Fortunately, the list of possible treatments for acne
is especially good. Besides the common sense rules of a
a healthy diet and good everyday skin hygiene, there �
are many specific medicines that a physician can
| prescribe and which we regularly stock. Prompt
treatment is, important so don't wait for acne to go
away.
r1 "A GREAT MANY PEOPLE ENTRUST US
with their prescriptions, health needs and other
pharmacy products. We consider this trust a
* privilege and a duty. May we be your personal
family pharmacy?"


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Free Parking - Drive-In Window
229-8771 317 Williams Ave. Port St. Joe
1 � 1-1-85

lais~a~a.g g) a~iflaB


Sharks Are Travelling to Vernon Rifle Meeting Changed
The monthly meeting of the 6:30 m with a d di h


To Open Regular Cage Season


Port St. Joe's basketball
Sharks will get into their
regular season of play, fin-
ally, Friday night, when they
hit the road to Vernon for a
7:00 p.m., game.
The Sharks are a little late
starting this season because
of players' involvement with
the football state play-offs.
The cage team never got
organized and into practice
sessions until the week be-
fore Christmas and had to
cancel their schedule prior to
that date.
According to head coach
Jim Belin, the Sharks have
rescheduled some of their
missed games and cancelled
others. "We're playing a
20-game regular season sche-
dule, even though we have
had to cancell some dates",
Belin told The Star. "I really
don't know how we could
work any more games into
the schedule. The ones we
have re-scheduled have sort
of crowded up our weeks of
play".
Belin is a little pessimistic
about the Sharks' position
here at the beginning of their
schedule. "To start against a
team like Vernon, who has
been 'practicing for more
than a month and has al-
ready gotten in some valu-
able' game experience this
year is sort of like starting
from a standing start to full
speed ahead in one. step".
Belin "predicted Vernon
wojod4 be a formidable op-
ponent 'again this year.
"They have two starters
back.in Don Brown and Sean
Greed and ; of course they
have a couple of Petersons on
their team again this year.
They seemni never to run out of
Petersons."
Belin said, "We'll just be


playing our early season
game to game and hope for
the best", the head coach
said. "We're hoping to get
better, fast. I'm satisfied
with the progress the players
have made so'far and feel we
will be an exciting team to
watch this year".
* The team's main attributes
this year, according to Belin,
are experience and a good,
strong bench. "We will be
hurting in rebounding and
size", Belin said. While the
young men playing for the
Sharks are strong and in
excellent physical condition,
there are taller players
around the Panhandle, and
basketball is still a tall man's
game.
The only game experience
the Sharks have Under their
belt this year is their entry
into the Panama City Christ-
mas tournament, which was
held last week. The Sharks,
who have won the tourna-
ment for the past two years,
wound up with the consola-
tion trophy this year.
"We had the misfortune to
draw a strong team like Tate
for our first game this season
and we got burned in that
first game, but I was satis-
fied with the execution in the
other two games. We're
coming along."'
Belin said veteran Durey
Cadwell received a hip injury
in the Christmas tournament
which will probably keep him
out of action for a week, but
he was expected to be back in
action some time next week.
The Sharks will play their
second game of the season
at Bay High next Tuesday.
Bay High was one. of the
teams the Sharks defeated in
the Christmas tournament.
Home fans. don't get a


chance to see the Sharks in
action until Friday of next


week, when they will host the
Wakulla War Eagles.


Gulf Rifle Club has been
changed from January 3 to
January 10 due to the holiday
and members being out of
town,
The meeting will start at


u . - . . . a. nu covered san
supper.
All members need to be
present to start the member-
ship drive for the new year. It
is hoped that the club will be
bigger and better in 19851


Some Social Security

Benefits Are Taxable


Up to half' of the Social
Security benefits received by
people in 1984 may be subject
to Federal income tax, but
mainly only for those who
had substantial income in
addition to their benefits,
James W. Tolliver, Social
Security manager in Pana-
ma City, said recently.
"In fact," Mr. Tolliver
said, "we expect that only
one person in ten will actual-
ly pay any tax on.any part of
his or her Social Security
, benefits,"
Every person who received
or repaid any Social Security.
benefits in 1984 will receive
Form .SSA-109'_9, Social Se-
curity Benefit Statement,
before the end of January..
The form will show the net
amount of Social Security
benefits received in 1984 and
this is the figure .,a person
should use to figure if any of
,his or her benefits are
subject to tax, Mr. Tolliver
said.
IRS Notice 703 will be
included with Form SSA-1099
and this work sheet can be
used to see if any benefits are
taxable.
Up to half of a person's
benefits may be subject to
tax if his or -her combined

VFW, Ladies

To Meet Jan. 8
. John C. Gainous Post No.
10069 and the Ladies Auxili-
ary will hold their next
meeting on January 8 at 7:30.
PM in the Post Home.
District No. 17 Commander
Chuck. Shoemaker will be
present for the Post meeting
and the Sr. Vice President,
Fran Shoemaker will visit
the Auxiliary. All members
are urged to attend.
The monthly supper at the
Post Home will be Friday,
January 11 at 7:00 PM. This,
is open to the public with a,
$3.00 donation taken for all
the food you can eat.
The V.F.W. would appre-
ciate any used toys and small
appliances, new or in need of
repair. You may call 229-6105
Bill' Schlickman, 227-1777
George Coody, 229-6850 Roy
Robinson, or bring them to
Ready Arts and Crafts, 223
Reid Ave. Anything will be
greatly appreciated by the
members.

For Ambulance
Service
Call

227-1115


income- taxable income rB-" eg. -o'*" p225175b ' 37 95 AO. o...
plus rion-taxable interest plus ' t ewal 24.925 p59751 3 5.9 5 .95 s. 3
one half the Social Security 26.95. p225/s~iB gs 'ss.95 43.96 39s .
benefits- exceed a base ,Reg.P2355I
amount. The base amount is ei S
$25,000if a person. files as i. Tror s
single taxpayer; $32,000 for a This stron a e picupsvans
married couple filing jointly; SSEL gP1s This S to g puter
or $0 for a married person I " ,eteTriumph d a d red
filing a separate return if he save on quat tetor your budgetT...timedesigned 9
or she lived with his or her radiassl prie day r av .OW
spouse any part .,of 1984. If r fi gP 95I q o3 0, 1 3pcerd xch
combined income does not yor $3W hewa llroyd5 o a ct
exceed the base amount, no ' 0ro m " Tubeless. O6p rati
Social Security benefits are- opricedtoo
subject to tax, Mr. Tolliver . 14o g 95 Other sizes lo
said. $4V 'N95 eall
People can get the answers - o Whow Yu priceI
to questions about entries on in stock. Ask us
Form SSA-1099 by calling the . sin-WePorobablY.have s
toll-free 800 telephone num- - " on't your size? We
ber shown on the form.
Questions about figuring tax-
able income or figuring taxes
should be directed to the
nearest Internal Revenue T
Service office. The telephone
number of the nearest IRS 216 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe Phone 227-1291
office is shown on the back of
Notice 703.





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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Florida - THURSDAY, JANUARY 3,1985


City's Last Polio



Victim Doing Well


Alan Hallmark, former Port St. Joe resident, stands beside the iron lung in which he
must still sleep every night. Hallmark was a victim of polio when he was a child here in our


community,


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of the IRS' most requested able to direct the public to
.publications and PubJlicAUn, these many helpfuJ..lax aids.
- 1132, which contains over 90 The library will be ,open
reproducible tax forms that Monday from 1-8; Tuesday,
a. n be easily photocopied for Thursday and Friday, 9-5;
a small fee: In addition, -and Saturday, 9-2. For more
Publication 910, the handy information call 229-8879.



GCCC Students


Performed 2nd


In State Ranks


Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege students are second in
the state, according to a
recent Department of Educa-
tion report. Transfer stu-
dents from Gulf Coast who
are enrolled in the state
university system outper-
formed students from 26
other state community col-
leges.
This report from the fall of
1983 includes 43,748 students,
or 42.2 percent of all under-
graduates in state universi-
ties. .
Former Gulf Coast stu-
dents show a mean cumula-
tive grade-point average
(GPA) of 2.78, out of a
possible perfect 4.0 GPA.
Okaloosa-Walton Junior Col-
lege, with a mean cumulative
GPA of 2.80, was the only
two-year institution .in the
state to top Gulf Coast.
"If you compare the statis-
tics' in this report with the,
results of the latest admini-
stration of the CLAST, the
inescapable conclusion' is
that this is a quality educa-
tional institution," comment-
ed Gulf Coast president Dr.


Larry Tyree.
According to the Depart-
ment of Education, students
transferring with at least 60
credit hours perform "no-
ticeably higher" than those
transferring with fewer
hours. Though figures for
each individual university
vary, cumulative averages-
for Gulf Coast students at all
state universities rose from a
2.71 GPA for students trans-
ferring prior to receiving 60
hours to 2.81 GPA for those
transferring after receiving
60 hours.
Additional information re-
veals that the greatest num-
ber of students transfer with
60 to 74 semester hours and
that the median age of
students is 22.5 years.
Also, of a total of 617 Gulf
Coast transfers in the state
university system, over 90
percent attend schools in the
Panhandle with more than 50
percent at Florida State
University. The majority
(64.8 percent) of transfers
from Okaloosa-Walton attend
the University of West Flori-
da.


Remember polio and its
devastating effect on the
young children it struck?
When polio was raging, it
struck several young chil-
dren here in the POrt St. Joe.
area, just as it did over the
nation. When the disease was
at its strongest, members of
the Papermakers Union here
put their change together and
purchased an iron lung to be
used by young victims here.
It stayed stored in the.
hospital for years before it
was finally scrapped because
the dread disease had been
licked.
The last youth to contract
polio here in Port t. Joe was
Alan Hallmark, the six-year-
old son of Gordon and
Catherine Hallmark, who
operated a department store
here at the .time.
It was a touch and go
situation with young Alan for
a long while when he was a
young lad and when the
family left here to move to
Birmingham, Alabama, Alan


was still in pretty bad shape.
Now nearly 30 years later,
there are still a lot of people
around who remember Alan
and the plight of his parents
when the dread disease
struck their .son.
Today Alan still must cope
with the damages polio did to
his body. He still must sleep
in an iron lung at night and
during the day he gulps, air
with his neck muscles. But,
he isn't sitting still. The
young man has a job as office
manager for Paul and Mc-
Donald Associates, an en-
gineering firm dealing in air
pollution control technology
in Birmingham.
Hallmark doesn't let things
get him down today. He
drives without special de-
vices. He has a family. He
has a good job with a very
good firm. He looks at his�
handicap with the proper
attitude, saying, "I'd rather
,be handicapped with what
I've got than be handicapped
with alcohol or drugs". Like


many handicapped, who
have come to grips with their
problem, he contends, "Ba-
sically, I've got it pretty
good. A lot of people have it
worse than I do."
Every so often, Hallmark
returns to Port St. Joe to
visit, as do his parents. Alan
still has his ups and downs,
just like most of us, but
basically, the. last Port St.
Joe victim of the devastating
disease of polio believes he
has a lot going'for him.

S/Sgt.- Farmer
Is Promoted
Wilfred K. Farmer, son of
Robert L. and Enoya Farmer
of 218 Ave. G, Port St. Joe has
been promoted in the U. S.
Army to the rank of staff
sergeant.
Farmer is an engineer
supervisor at Fort Hood,
Texas, with the 602nd Main-
tenance Company.
He is a 1977 graduate of
Port St. Joe High School.


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"Where Jesus Christ Is King
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SUNDAY SCHOOL..... 10:00 A.M.
MORNING WORSHIP .. 11:00A.M.
EVENING WORSHIP ... 6:00 P.M.
WEDNESDAY EVENING 7:00 P.M.
PASTOR - C. W. WHITAKER


HIGHLAND VIEW

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Corner of Fourth St. and Second Ave.
Welcome Friend
SUNDAY SCHOOL..................... 9:45 A.M.
WORSHIP SERVICE............ 11:00 A.M. &7:00 P.M
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MID-WEEK PRAYER (Wednesday) ........... 7:30 P.M.
Nursery Provided JIMMY CLARK, Pastor


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EVENING WORSHIP ................... 7:00 P.M.
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1601 LONG AVENUE
DANIEL W. DUNCAN
Pastor


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PAGE TEN THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Florida - THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 1D85


MINUTES...


The Board of County Com-
mission of Gulf County, Flo-
rida met November 27, 1984
in regular session with the
following members present:
Chairman Everett Owens,
Jr., Douglas C. Birmingham,
Billy Branch, Eldridge
Money, and A. B. Traylor.
Others present were: Clerk
Jerry T. Gates, Attorney
William J. Rish, Deputy
Clerk Maurell Cumbie, Civil
Defense Director Larry
Wells, Port St. Joe Ambu-
lance Director Andy Miller-
gren, and Building Inspector
DeWayne Manuel.
The meeting came to order
at 7:00 p.m..
Civil Defense Director
Wells opened the meeting
with prayer and led the
pledge of allegiance to the
flag.
The Chairman announced
that the first business will be
to seat the newly elected
Commissioners. The Board
then welcomed A. B. Traylor,
newly elected Commissioner
for District 1; Billy Branch,
re-elected for District 3; and
Eldridge Money, re-elected
for District 5. Clerk Jerry
Gates then administered the
oath of office.
Upon motion by Comm.
Branch, second by Comm.
Money and unanimous vote,
the Board approved the
minutes of September 27,.
1984- Budget Minutes.
Upon motion by Comm.
Branch, second by Comm.
Money and unanimous vote
the Board approved the
minutes of November 13,
1984.
Upon the Chairman's re-
quest the Clerk read a letter
from the Florida Department
of Health and.Rehabilitative
Services, Department of En-
tomology, stating there had
never been any interest
added to the State account
and asking the county to
review this matter to deter-
mine' why this has not
occurred. The Clerk reported
these state funds were group-
ed with other funds in order
to purchase certificates of
deposit to accrue interest as
the minimum certificate of
deposit amount the county is
allowed to purchase is
$100,000.00. The Attorney ad-
vised there is no law requir-
ing state funds be. invested
separately.
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing, this
date to consider adoption of
an ordinanceTegulating vehi-
cular traffic along public
beaches of Gulf County, the
Attorney read the proposed
ordinance aloud. The Chair-,
man then asked for public
comment. After public com-
ment concerning .te speed li
and issuance period of per-
mit, Comm. 'Birmingham
moved the Board table the
proposed ordinance and ad-
vertise a second and final
public hearing to be held at
the next regular -meeting.
Comm. Branch seconded the
motion and it passed unani-'
mojisly.
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing this
date to consider adoption of
an ordinance providing for
paid ambulance service in
certain areas of Gulf County,
the Attorney read the pro-
posed ordinance -aloud. The
Chairman then asked for
public comment. After public
comment, the Board tabled
the proposed ordinance and
agreed to advertise a second
and final public hearing to be
held at the next regular
meeting. Chairman Owens
reported Mexico Beach May-
or Bob Hale talked with him
concerning Gulf County's ex-
.tension of ambulance service
to Mexico Beach, informing
him Mexico Beach approved
a $5,000.00 payment toward
the $15,000 Gulf County re-
quested and was looking for
other sources of revenue.
Pursuant to advertisement
' to hold two public hearings to
consider closing the follow-
ing described public street,
the Chairman asked for
public comment: A portion of
Gulf Drive, a street in
Surfside Estates Subdivision,
Unit No. 1, as per official plat
thereof recorded in plat book
2, page 18, Public records of
Gulf County, Florida, to-wit:
That certain portion of Gulf
Drive lying between lots' 12,
13,14, and 15, Block 1 arid lots
10 and 11, Block 2 of said
subdivision. After public
comment, Comm. Money
moved the Board close a
portion of Gulf Drive, in
Surfside Estates Subdivision.
Comm. Branch seconded the
motion and it passed unani-
mously. The chairman stated
the second and final public
hearing would be held De-
cember 11, 1984 at 9:00 a.m


Pursuant to public adver-
tisement of a job notice that
the Board would receive
applications for a part-time
secretary at the Civil Defen-
se Department, Civil Defense
Director Wells recommend-
ed the Board hire Martha
Rish, After discussion by the
Board and Director Wells
including the work hour
schedule (9 AM- 1 PM,
Monday-Friday), Comm.
Money moved the Board
approve Well's recommenda-


tion. Comm. Branch second-
ed the motion for discussion.
After discussion, Comm.
Branch stated he was second-
ing the motion on Well's
recommendation. Upon vote
the motion passed unani-
mously.
Gene Raffield, of Raffield's
Fisheries, Port St. Joe. re-
quested the Board request
the Apalachee Regional
Planning Council apply to the
Florida Department of Com-
merce for a Small Cities
Community Development
Block Grant up to $675,000 to
be used to help rebuild
SPaffield's Fisheries which
was recently destroyed by
fire. Raffield informed the
Board if Gulf County re-
ceives this grant, the indus-
try receiving the funds must
repay the County these funds
with interest. Raffield also
stated Apalachee Regional
Planning Council informed
him if the County applies for
the grant it must appoint a
five member advisory com-
mittee. After discussion by
the Board, Comm. Branch
moved the Board apply for
this grant. Comm. Money
seconded the motion and it
passed. unanimously. The
Chairman announced a pub-
lic hearing to receive citizen
input into the development of
the application was. sche-
duled for December 6, 1984,
at 7:30 P.M., EST, at.the
Commission Meeting Room
a1 the Courthouse. Comm.
Branch then moved the
Board appoint the following
persons, as suggested by
Raffield, .as an advisory
committee on this Conimuni-
ty Development Block Grant
project. Comm. Money sec-
onded the motion and it
passed unanimously: David
Ambrose, Edwin Williams,
Phil Earley, Charlie Davis,
Nolan_Treglown.
Chairman Owens informed'
Gabe Wood the, Attorney
advised the Board it needs to
give. Willard Richards 15'
days notice before starting
legal proceedings on removal
of their' fence located on
Ninth Street in Highland
View.
Upon request of Fire Chief
Willard Richards, Comm.
Birmingham moved the
Board advertise to receive
bids to purchase two radios
lone mobile unit and one
hand-held unit) for the High-
land View Fire Department.
Comm. Branch seconded the
motion and' it passed unani-
mously. the Chairman -re-
quested Richards provide the
Clerk with the bid specifica-
tions for these radios.
SBetty McNeill, Chairman,
Gulf County Planning Com-
mission, reported the Com-
mission had met November
19, 1984 and was recommend-
ing the county appoint pn
advisory committee to study
the feasibility of forming a
South Gulf County Sewer
District, with a coverage
area consisting of all proper-
ty south of Highway 98,
including Ward Ridge, to the
Franklin County line. Mrs.
McNeill reported the Plan-
ning' Council suggested the
following persons to serve on
the . advisory committee:
George Tapper, Charlie Hil-
ton, Wilton Miller, Langston
Flowers, Mike .Ford, and
Harold Quackenbush..
Mrs. McNeill also request--
ed the Board check its
minutes to verify if Harold
Quackenbush has been ap-
pointed to the Gulf County
Planning Commission as he
has been serving on this
commission.
After discussion, Comm.
Branch moved the Board set
the South Gulf County Sewer
District boundaries as de-
scribed by Mrs. McNeill and
appoint the persons suggest-
ed by Planning Commission,
and any others necessary, to
the advisory committee to
study the feasibility of this
project. Comm. Money sec-
onded the motion and it
passed with the following
vote. Comm. Branch, Money,
Traylor, and the Chairman
voted yes. Comm. Birming-
ham voted no, stating he
voted no because some of the
committee members do not
live in Gulf County.
Comm. Branch informed
Mrs. McNeill the Planning
Commission could contact
Waylon Graham, who is the
county's representative to
the Apalachee Regional
Planning Council, to request
assistance for this project.
Mrs. McNeill then reported
she had asked Maurell Cum-"
bie to meet and take minutes
for the Gulf County Planning
Commission meetings and
requested that Ms. Cumbie
be compensated for this work
at time and one-half her
regular pay. After discus-
sion, Comm. Birmingham


moved the Board pay this
rate to Ms. Cumbie as
secretary to record minutes
of the Planning Commission.
Comm. Branch seconded the
motion and it passed unani-
mouslv.
Comm. Branch then in-
formed the Board the former
Chairman of the Gulf County
Planning Commission, E. F.
Gunn, had resigned and
Betty Mcyeill had been


Gulf County Commission


chosenas new Chairman.
Clerk Gates reported audi-
tor of the County's audit firm
May, Zima and Company,
Tallahassee, ' Florida who
were conducting the county's
audit at this time, informed
him Property Appraiser Wil-
liams will not make her
records available to them for
audit until December 10,
causing them to make a
separate trip to audit the
Property Appraiser's office
and possibly costing the
county extra due to this delay
in furnishing the records. In
addition, the Clerk reported
newly elected Sheriff Al
Harrison and Property Ap-
praiser Kesley Colbert had
asked questions concerning
the need for an audit of the
records of these offices be-
fore they take office in
January. Clerk Gates asked
for the Attorney's advice.
After discussion by the
Board, the Attorney, Clerk
and newly elected Sheriff
Harrison, the Attorney ad-
vised the old officials can
obtain the first quarter (first
three months, October thru
December) funds of the
.1984-85 fiscal year budget,
and they are responsible for
the use of these funds. In
addition, the 'sheriff can
obtain and spend the entire
fiscal year capital outlay
funds of the fine and forfei-
ture budget. Upon question
by Harrison, the Attorney
and the Clerk replied if a
problem was presented con-
cerning request for funds it
would be checked as it had to
be presented to the Board of
County-Commission for ap-
proval of payment.
Clerd Gates read a letter
Comm. Birmingham had
written the payroll Clerk
stating ..lile Bob Lester is on
vacation Jake Hysmith is the
acting Road Department Su-
pervisor and his pay rate
should be increased by 10
percent, effective November
20, 1984 ' .
After advice from the
attorney, Comm. Birming-
ham moved the Board re-
quest the Attorney try calling
Property Appraiser Williams
tomorrow and if'he can't get
in 'touch with her in a
reasonable period of time,
call the Governor requesting
he order the Property Ap-
praiser to release her
records for auditing. Comm.
Traylor seconded the, motion
and it passed unanimously ..
Deputy Clerk Cumbie read
a letter to the Board from
ESCORP electro-systems
Corporation, Panama City,
Florida, stating the warranty
period for the jail fire alarm
system has expired and
offered a maintenance con-
tract. The. Chairman recom-
mended the Board instruct
courthouse maintenance Su-
perintendent Presley main-
tain the, fire alarm system.
Comm. Birmingham moved
the Board approve the Chair-
man's recommendation.
Comm. Traylor seconded the
motion and it passed unani-
mously. .
, Deputy Clerk Cumbie pre-
sented an engineering pro-
posal from the firm Barrett,
Daffin, and Carlan, Inc., in
the amount of $29,950, for
engineering services re-
quired for replacement of the
Pleasant � Rest . Cemetery
bridge over Wetappo Creek
and also estimated the cost of
a new concrete bridge to be
$108,000. After discussion by
Building Inspector Manuel,
Comm. Branch moved the
Board table this proposal for
studying. Comm, Birming-
ham seconded the motion.
Comm. Branch then request-
ed the Board write Barrett,
Daffin, and Carlan informing
them the Board is holding
their proposal for study
before making a decision.
Upon vote the motion passed
unanimously.
The Board received a
notice of allocation and re-
ceiving report-transfers, for
the November 15, 1984 com-
modity food shipment to
Gulf County, from the De-
partment of Health and Re-
habilitative Services, Food
Distribution Office, Jackson-
ville, Florida.
Chairman Owens reported
in May, 1984 the Board
agreed to pay the Senior
Citizen Associaiton 80 cents
per case for distribution' of
commodity food and the
Board has received an ap-
proved payment for one
invoice per this agreement.
Chairman. Owens further re-
ported Fred Allen has resign-
ed from the School Board,
therefore he is no longer
administering this program,
and the Senior Citizens Asso-
ciation's new Director Donna


Doolittle has reported the
Senior Citizens Association
has no records on this
program. Chairman Owens
then asked that the Board's
new Chairman meet with
Senior Citizens Association
Director Doolittle and De-
partment of Health and Re-
habilitative Services Con-
tract Manager Randall H.
Bartell to review this pro-
gram's administration.


Deputy Clerk Cumbie read
a letter from Beaches Fire
Department Fire Chief
David Richardson, stating in
the Board's minutes of Sep-
tember 25, 1984 the Board
ordered the radio that was in
the old civil defense station
wagon (serial number JE
1798-motorola) transferred to
our inventory, but we have
not received the radio as of
November 26, 1984. If there
. has been a change in how the
radio is'to be used we need to
have the inventory records
corrected or the radio made
available to us. After discus-
sion, Chairman Owens in-
structed Civil Defense Direc-
tor Wells to try to locate the.
radio and call the Beaches
Fire Department with this
information.
Deputy Clerk Cumbie read
a . letter from St. Joseph
Telephone & Telegraph Com-
pany stating they will no
longer offer maintenance
contracts on radio systems
after Iecember 31, 1984 and
the county's contract expires
December 17, 1984. Comm.
Branch then requested the
Board write Neil Thrasher,
Clarksville Communication,
Inc. asking he consider con-
tracting with. the Board to
maintain the county's radio
system. '
'The Board agreed for
Attorney Rish and' Comm.
Branch to answer an inspec-
tion report, dated November
8, 1984, on deficiencies at the
Gulf County Jail, which
require corrective action.
The Board approved sign-
ing the following elected
officials ' Surety Bonds:,
Sheriff Al Harrison; Proper-
ty Appraiser Kesley Colbert.
Upon motion by Comm.
Birminghain, second by
Comm. Money, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed
to advertise received bids for
one power lift (air jack- 7
ton) for the Road Depart-
ment.
Comm. Birmingham re-'
ported on September.11, 1984,
-the Board "had' received a
$1,000 donation request from
the Wewahitchka Chamber
of Commerce and agreed to
set aside these funds for the
Wewahitchka Chamber of
Commerce Special Occasion
use. Comm. Birmingham re-
ported these funds were not
included in the county bud-
get, however he had dis-
- cussed this with Clerk Gates
and funds are available for
payment. Comm. Birming-
ham requested the Board
write the Wewahitchka
Chamber of Commerce in-
forming them these funds are
available and as previously
agreed by the Board they
should write the Board for a
specific need. The Board
agreed.
Chairman Owens read a
letter from County Agent
Roy Lee Carter stating his
secretary's salary, with 25
years experience should be
$16,000 annually and an at-
tached letter from R. C.
Andrews, Director, Person-
nel Affairs, Department of
Agriculture, stating in re-
gard to our conversation
concerning state payraiss, it
would appear your secretary
would be -equivalent to a
senior secretary, whose sala-
ry. ranges from $10,419.12
thru $14,657.76. However,
senior secretaries who have
been in their positions for 10
years or more don't usually.
receive a salary above the
maximum. pay range, and.
there have been no recent
revisions' or payraise for
personnel, receiving salaries
above their maximum.
After recommendation by
,Chairman Owens Comm.
Money moved the Board
install four-way stop signs at
the intersection of Niles Road
and Second Avenue in Oak
Grove. Comm. Branch sec-
onded the motion on the
Chairman's recommenda-
tion and upon vote the motion
passed unanimously.
Comm. Branch moved the
Board elect Com. Money as'
Chairman. Comm. Birming-
ham seconded the motion
and Comm. Money was un-
animously elected as Chair-
man.
* Comm. Birmingham nomi-
nated Comm. Traylor as
Vice-Chairman. Comm.
Branch seconded the motion
and Comm. Traylor was
unanimously elected as Vice-
Chairman. Chairman Money
said he would make depart-
mental appointments at the
next meeting.
The Chairman authorized
Maurell Cumbie to be the
custodian of his facsimile
and to stamp all papers,
warrants, letters, etc., that
require his signature, begin-
ning October 1, 1984.


Upon motion by Comm.
Branch, second by Comm.
Birmingham and unanimous
vote, the Board approved
budget amendments in the
General Fund and item to
item -transfers for the fiscal
year ending September 30,
1984, in various county funds
in accordance with Florida
Statutes 129.06 (2) (A) (B).
List of changes is on file in
the Clerk's Office.


Protect Tender Plants


BY ROY LEE CARTER
CoUnty Extension Director
Since winter has arrived,
it's time to give some thought
to protecting our tropical and
subtropical plants from cold
damage from low tempera-
tures, frost or a hard freeze.
With proper cultural prac-
tices and several protective
steps, damage from low
temperatures can be re-
duced. My information for
this article was provided by
IFAS Extension Horticultu-
rist, Dr. Robert J. Black. ,
Nutrition is very important
for increasing a plant's re-.
sistance to cold injury. A
plant that is favorably sup-
plied with all elements essen-
tial for growth will survive
lower temperatures and re-
cover faster from cold injury
than plants not receiving
proper fertilization. Plants in.
Florida landscapes can be
fertilized four times per
year. Landscape plants in
north and north central Flori-
da should .be fertilized in
March, June, September,
and December. A decrease in
the amount of fertilizer ap-
plied in the fall is necessary
because plant nutrient con-
sumption declines during the
colder season. Plants grown
in colder portions of the state
require one-third to one-half
the standard" fertilization
rate in the .fall.
Late summer or early fall
pruning should be avoided.
Pruning alters the plant's
hormone balance, resulting
in a flush of growth which is
very susceptible to cold
injury.
Healthy plants are more
resistant to cold than plants
weakened by disease, insect,
or nematode damage. Rou-
tine inspection.for pests and
implementation of necessary
control measures may deter-
mine the fate of a plant
during a freeze.
* Tender plants in containers
can be protected from freeze
damage by putting them in a
garage or on a porch. If it is
not possible to move them
indoors, protect root systems
by pushing the containers
together and apply a mulch
overthe container.
Windbreaks can minimize
cold injuryby reducing wind
speed and conserving heat in
an area. Evergreen plants
make excellent windbreaks
which can be effectively
planted so that an area stays
warmer than it would if it
were in the open.
Covering materials such as
cloth, polyethylene plastic
and paper can be used to
reduce frost injury. Covers
that extend to the ground and
are not in contact with plant
foliage can lessen cold injury
by reducing radiant heat loss
from the: plant and the
ground.
SFoliage in contact with the
cover is often injured be-
cause of heat transfer from
the/ foliage to the colder
cover. A light bulb under a
cover is a simple method of
providing heat to ornamental
plants when the temperature
drops below freezing. It is
necessary 'to remove plastic
covers during a sunny day to.
prevent heat damage to the
plant.
Sprinkler systems have

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411 Reid Ave.
229-6514 or 229-6103
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also, been, used for cold
protection. A constant flow of
water over the plant may be
of' value. However, if the
supply of water is stopped or
not supplied fast enough,' ice
can build 'ip to the' point
where its weight breaks the
branches of 'the plants.
Sprinkling must begin as
freezing temperatures are
reached and continue until
thawing is completed. This
method is usually not suit-
able for homeowners, since
large quantities of water are
needed, and most irrigation
systems are inadequate.
To' summarize, a good
healthy plant is the best
insurance against cold dam-
age. A healthy plant means a
proper -fertilization and wa-
tering program are used. Use
windbreaks or protective
coverings for the , entire
plant, or at least f,. the main
stem when a cord snap is
anticipated. If all fails and
the plant freezes, replace it
with a more cold tolerant
species. Or grow that fa-
vorite ornamental as a pot
plant which can be moved
indoors those few cold days
we have in Florida.


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Where: Gulf County Public Library
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Port St. Joe, Florida


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Spring Schedule of Credit Courses in Gulf Co.
GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PORT ST. JOE"
ACC 1021 Principles of Accounting II .... Mon.
.COC 1022 Intro. to Microcomputer Usage ........ Tues.
COP 1170 Fundamentals of Computer Programming Th.
COP 2174 Advanced BASIC Programming....... Mon.
ENC 1102 Freshman English II ...... ... ... . Wed.,
MAT 1024 Basic Algebra .............. . ......... Th.
MET 1010 Introductory Meteorology ...........Tues.
* All classes meet from 6:30 - 9:15 p.m. EST
WEWAHITCHKA
PEM 2171 Aerobics (5:00- 6:30) ............ Tues./Th,
INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION (ITV) WFSU-TV ...... Saturday
APB 1150. Gen. Biological Science.. 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST -
ENC 1101 Freshman English I ...... 10-11:00a.m..EST
PSC 2371 Physical Science Survey I.. 9-10:00 a.m. EST
POS 2041 Amer. National Government. .. 11-12:00 EST
PSY 2012 General Psychology ..... 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST
Registration for classes will be held on Monday, January 7 at
6:30 p.m. EST in the Port St Joe Elementary School.
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Florida - THURSDAY, JANUARY 3,1985 PAGE ELEVEN


Shell Oil Is Drilling Deep Hole


Shell Offshore Inc. (SOD),
subsidiary of Shell Oil Co.
has announced that it wi]
begin drilling an offshore
exploratory well in about z
week at a site 55 mile
southwest of Panama City.
The offshore drilling rin
Glomar Baltic I, under con
tract to SOI, has departed a
site off the Texas coast unde
tow to Destin Dome Blocl
160. The federal government
and the state of Florida havw
issued permits for the Glo
mar Baltic I to drill at
exploratory well for SOI ii
285 feet of water.
SOI estimates that three o
four months will be require<
to drill the well to it,
projected depth of 17,000 fee
below sea level.
The. Glomar Baltic I is. a
jackup drilling rig, a typ4
commonly used in thesis
water depths. This jackup rig
has a triangular hull wit!
legs at each corner that can
be lowered to the sea bottom
to raise the hull above thi
water in, preparation foi
drilling.
Local onshore support op
rations for the drilling pro
ject will be based in Panama
City. SOI has leased docd
space at the Port of Panama
City to service supply and
crew boats. Helicopters to
shuttle supplies and crev
members to the rig will be
based at Bay County Airport
Two 35-member crews wil
work on the Glomar Baltic I
on alternating shifts of 14
days on and 14 days off
Persons on these crews are
Global Marine Drilling Co
employees who commute
from their homes in the Gull

Local Visits

By Social
Sec. Man
Most Social Security busi
ness can be handled over the
phone.
You are invited to call the
Social Security Office. The
Panama City telephone num
ber is 769-4871. If this is no
possible, you may come- tc
the office located at 30 WesI
Government Street, Pananm
City.
Faster service is available
in the Panama City Office
which is open Monday thru
Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:3(
p.m., except on national
holidays. If you cannot come
to Panama City, you may
meet the Social Security
representative as shown be-
low:
Port St. Joe: Courthouse,
1st and 3rd Monday, 11:0C
AM to 12:00 Noon (EST),
Jan. 7 and 21; Feb. 4; and
Mar. 4 and 18.
Wewahitchka: SES Office,
2nd Monday, 10:00 AM tc
12:00 Noon, Jan. 14; Feb. 11;
and Mar. 11.

Copies
Available at
The Star
306 Williams Ave.


In Gulf of
Coast area. SOI will have two
employees on board to over-
see operations.
SOI leased Destin Dome


. Block, 160 in Outer Conti-
. nental Shelf Federal Lease
Sale 79, held January 5, 1984.
S SOI and its bidding partner
Amoco Production Company,
each with a 50 percent
e interest, paid $31,877,000 for
the 'nine-square-mile tract;
f SOI, headquartered, in New
Orleans, will be operator for
the drilling project.
SOI's drilling plans have
been reviewed and approved
by a number of regulatory
bodies, including the Min-
erals Management Service of
the Department of the Interi-
or, the U. S. Coast Guard,
- and the Corps of Engineers,
e Also, the U. S. Environnment-
al Protection Agency has
issued a permit for discharge
Sof cuttings and drilling fluids.
t In accordance with a stipu-
t nation ii tih lease dgree-"
ment, drilling plans have
t been coordinated with the
Department of Defense 'to
insure compatibility with off-
Sshore military operations.
I In addition,, the state of
i Florida extensively reviewed
Sthe proposed drilling opera-
1 tions for consistency with the
state's Coastal Zone Manage-
ment (CZM) laws. To obtain
this CZM certification, SOI
analyzed environmental data
for the drill site and did
computer modeling to pre-
' dict the path of a hypotheti-
cal oil spill under environ-
mental scenarios mandated
by the state.
The drilling rig is equipped
with oil 'spill prevention
features. Additionally; oil
spill cleanup equipment is
maintained at Panama City
by a consortium of oil
companies called Clean Gulf
Associates.
No oil spills or environ-
mental damage resulted
from previous exploratory
drilling in the Destin Dome
area in the mid-1970s. Oil
companies drilled nine wells
there, with no discoveries.


Mexico Oil
The lease sale held in Janu-
ary of this year marked the
first occasion for oil com-
panies to acquire leases not


Exploratio
offered in the 1970s.
Should a discovery be
made, geological data would
be studied and additional


on Venture
wells drilled to determine
whether the discovery is
commercial. Any production
operations would be several


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JAN. 2-8
1985


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House for Sale: 3 bedroom,
2 bath, kit. & appliances, liv.
rm., din. rm., Ig. den, fenced
in back yd., garage-work-
shop & carport. 1032 McClel-
lan Ave. Call 229-8561 after 5
p.m. tfc 11/29
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, 6488414
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





77 Monte Carlo Landau, 1
owner, 56,000 actual miles,
loaded. 133 Bellamy Circle.
Phone 229-6398. 2tp 1/3
1981 GMC pickup, lwb, 6
cyl., s/drive. Call 229-8981.
itp 1/3
1981 Buick Regal, p.s.,
p.b., V-6, auto., air, am/fmr
cassette stereo. $5,995. Call
229-8981. ltp 1/3


HELP WANTED


Full time furniture
delivery and set-up man.
Steady work. No phone calls
please. Apply in person to
Danley Furniture Co., 401
Reid Ave., Port St. Joe.
GOVERNMENT JOBS.
$15,000 - $50,000/yr. possible.
All occupations. How to find.
Call 805487-6000, ext. R-6859.
4tp 1/3
Truck driver needed. Call
evenings from 5 p.m. till.
227-1403. 2t 12/20





MEDICARE
SUPPLEMENT
In or Out of
Hospital
Call
229-8981
Dickie R. Brown,
General Agent


s A


45 cal. Thompson semi-
auto. carbine 1927A-1 with
extras. $350. Call 229-6797.
80 h.p. Mercury outboard
motor, 1980 model, runs
good. $900 cash or trade for
30 h.p., 35 h.p. or 40 h.p.
Beacon Hill, Lujeon Seaside
Apartments, on Hwy. 98, No.
7. * 2tp 1/3
Commodore Plus/4 com-
puter, slightly used but still
in box, $250. Call 229-6797.
ltp
Trampoline, round 13/ ft.
diameter, mat is 3 years old,
600 lb. capacity, excel. cond.
$230. Call 229-6962.
tfc 12/24
Kabota tractor with diesel
engine, bush hog, disc, culti-
vator & planter. Plow Horse
tractor with 5 h.p. motor.
Call 229-6803 or 229-8840.
tfcl2/6
Piano for Sale
Wanted: Responsible party
to assume small monthly
payments on piano. See
locally. Write: (include
phone) Credit Manager, P.
0. Box 327, Carlyle, Illinois
or call Mr. Powers,
618-594-4242.
3tc 1/3
STEEL ROOFING &
SIDING
American Made
From $9.95 per sq.
Based on size, style & qty.
GOLDIN IND., INC.
Gulfport, Ms 601-896-6216
5tp 1/3
Your Grandmother
Will Tell You
Good Cooks Use
Watkin's Flavorings
Vanilla, Peppermint,
Rum, etc.
229-6023
tfc 1/3

Business for Sale:
Fast Food Restaurant
at Reasonable Price
Call 229-8763 or
648-5658


_tfc 11/22
For all hardwood firewood
call 229-8757 after 4 p.m.
tfe 11/8
$25.00 REWARD
for Any Sewing Machine
We Cannot Repair
SPECIAL - $9.95
to clean, oil and adjust ten-
sion on your sewing mach-
ine. We guarantee- your
machine can sew on any fab-
ric.
The Sewing Room
410A Reid Avenue
227-1151
tfce 6/7


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Beach house for rent, fur-
nished. Call 648-5306. tfc 12/6

RENT


steam carpet cleaner
with HEATER and the
VIBRATING POWER
BRUSH
i \ ONLY


Wanted to Buy: Palomino
or Pasi Fino palomino sad-
dlehorse; house to be mov-
ed; 20 or .410 gauge shotgun.
Call 482-3884, or write P. 0.
Box 851, Marianna, 2tc 1/3
Wanted to buy: Good used
refrigerator, that can be
traded for a dishwasher.
Also wanted: a gas space
heater. Call after 5:30-p.m.
229.6506.
Wanted to Rent: 2
bedroom house with stove &
refrigerator furn. Beaches
area. Reasonable rates.
904/648-8683. 4tp 12/20





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.
Norman M. Martin, W.M.
Billy D. Barlow, Sec.
pd. thru 12/84
SAY YOU SAW IT IN
THE STAR!!







Yard SAle, Sat., Jan. 5th,
229 8th St. No reasonable of-
fers refused. ltp
Yard Sale: 208 First-St.,
Miles Trailer Park, High-
land View. Saturday, Jan. 5,
9-5. Misc. items and dishes.


For Rent: Large 3
bedroom, 1 bath. 524 4th St.,
Port St. Joe. Deposit, No
Pets. $250. Call 229-8314.

One bedroom mobile home
for rent. Rustic Sands Camp-
grounds, 648-5229. tfc 11/15

2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage
at Mexico Beach, beachside,
near pier, fully equipped,
completely remodeled. $185
monthly. Call 904/385-7368.
8tc 12/13
Apartment on Mexico
Beach, furnished, 2 bed-
room, 1 bath, carpet, all
elec. kit., ch&a, cable TV
and water included. No pets.
$300 per month. 648-5903 bet-
ween 9 a.m. & 5 p.m.
tfc 12/13
Mobile home lot for rent at
Rustic Sands Campgrounds.
Call 648-5229. tfc 11/15
For Rent: Casa Del Mar
Townliomes & Cottages, 1
bdrm. cottage or 2 bdrm.
townhouse fully furn., color
tv, no pets. Only miles from
Port St. Joe on Hwy. 98. En-
joy the beach and be close to
town, too. Call Wanda today
for our LOW WINTER
RATES. 648-8446. tfc 10/4
For Rent: Unfurnished
duplex at St. Joe Beach. Call
Charles at 229-8282 or after 4
p.m. and weekends call
670-8417. tfc 10/25
For Rent: Mini-warehouse
storage. For more informa-
tion call 229-6332. tfc 9/27
Room for Rent: by day,
week, month. Air cond., TV.
Thames Hotel. 229-8723. 302
Reid Ave. tfc 7/5
No need for wet carpets.
Dry clean them with HOST.
Use rooms right away. Rent
machine. St. Joe Furniture.
227-1251.

-. Century 21
St. Joseph Bay
Realty
BEACH RENTALS
14 miles from Tyndall Air Force Base.
Townhomes and cottages for rent by the
month. Furnished and , unfurnished.
Some weekly throughout the winter.
Contact Century 21, St. Joseph Bay Real-
ty, Inc., Realtor, 904-648-5716.
Boardwalk $450 mo.
3 bdr. Hwy. 98 SJ Bch, Wtrfrnt. Fur.
Carrols Folly Apts. $285/mo.
2 bdr. Miramar Dr Mex Bch Wtrft. Fur.
Gulf Aire Twnhomes$500/mo.
3 bdr. Hwy. 98 Gulf Aire Bch, Wtrft. Fur
Gulf Winds Apts.' $285/mo.
1 bdr. Hwy. 98 Mex Bch, Wtrft. Fur.
Sail-away Duplex's $500/mo.
3 bdr. Hwyi98, SI Bch, Wtrft. Fur.
Sanddollar Houses $275/mo.
2 bdr. Hwy. 98 Beacon Hill Wtrft. Fur.
Sanddollar House $300/mo.
3 bdr. Hwy. 98 Beacon Hill, Wtrft. Fur.
Cee Bee Duplex $195/me.
2 bdr. 28th St. Mex Bch, Bchside, Fur.
'Drifting Sands
House $480/m6.
4 bdr. 34th SL. Mex Bch, Bchside, Fur.
Gulf View Twnhouse $425/mo
2 bdr. 42nd St. Mex Bch; Bchside,
Fur. (1 year lease)
Leah Apts. $155/mo.
1 bdr. 28th St. Mex Bch, Bchside, Fur.
Pier Point Apts. $350/mo.
2 bdr. 37th St. Mex Bch, Bchside, Fur.
Retreat House $350/mo.
2 bdr. 42nd St. Mex Bch; Bchsioe, Fur.
Sandpiper Houses $355/mo..
3 bdr. Circle Dr. Mex Bch, Schside, Fur.
Warren James No. 1
Townhouse $350/mo.
2 bdr. 32nd St. Mex Bch, Bchside, Fur.
J.T.'s Apt. $300/mo.
2 bdr. Hwy. 98 Mex Bch, N'side, Fur.
Harrell Triplex $400/mo.
2 bdr. Gulf Aire Sub. Sl Bch, Unfur.
(1 yr. lease)
Gulf View Twnhs $400/mo.
2 bdr. 42nd St. Mex Bch, Bchside,
Unfur. (1 yr, lease)
Overholt Triplex $375/mo.
2 bdr. Gulf Aire, S) Bch Unfur. 1 yr. leas
Smith Triplex $300/mo.
2 bdr. Gulf Aire, St Bch Unfurn.
Smith Triplex $325/Mo.
2 bdr. Gulf Aire, SJ Bch Furn.
Thornton Duplex $300/mo.
2 bdr. Gulf Aire, SJ Bch, Unfur. 1 yr leas
pPrTrailer $165/mo.

MINI WAREHOUSES
6x12 $30.00/mo. plus tax
12x12 $45.00/mo. plus.tax
12x24 $85.00/mo. plus tax or
$78.00 mo. with a 6 ion. i.ase

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


SEVIE


Will keep children in my
home, weekdays. Beaches
area. 648-8432. 2te 1/3
Need house painted or
yard work done, call Jerry
Peak, 229-6671 after 5 p.m.
Psychological Services for
anyone with problems in
day-to-day living. Gulf Coun-
4tGuidance Clinic, Port St.
Joe. 227-1145 (24 hours).
We buy, sell and trade us-
ed furniture. Get good prices
for your unwanted furniture.
Country Peddler. 229-8966.
tfc 10/25
ST. JOE MACHINE CO.
Machine Work - Welding
506 First Street
Phone 2294803
Machinist on Duty All Day
Every Day
The Star Is Your Local
XEROX
REPRESENTATIVE
306 Williams Ave.



Copies
Copies
AVAILABLE AT
THE STAR
306 Williams Ave.
Port St. Joe



H. L. ALLEN & SON
General Contractor
New and Remodeling
All Types
25 Yrs. Experience
648-5080
or P.C. 763-2924



COSTIN INSURANCE
AGENCY, INC.
All Forms of Insurance
322 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
Phone'229-8899
tfc 11/1


THE LAUNDRY ROOM
408 Reid Ave. 229-6954
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
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Wauneta's
Accounting &
Income Tax

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


Mobile Home Service
'& Repair
Custom Woodwork
Chas Construction Co.
648-5120
tfc 12/20
THE TACKLE BOX
"Bass Fisherman's
Headquarters"
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.
SHunting Supplies
Special Order
5tp 11/1
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SPACEVIEW
SATELLITE
SYSTEMS
(FCC Licensed
Technicians)
SALES, SERVICE
& INSTALLATION


227-1590


SEARS IS AS CLOSE AS
YOUR TELEPHONE!


Sears Catalog Sales

227-1151
Leon Pollock, Owner
410 Reid Avenue


Alcoholics Anonymous
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Sunday, 4:00 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


St. Joseph Bay
Construc o
*Residential
* C.mnm.rc.i i^ j%.tflk




W. S. (Biff) Queries
CUSTOM HOMES
MULTI-FAMILY
229-8795
RG0040048


"I think it was something I ate."



kills bugs for
up to six months,

and saves you about $100 yearly
in costly pest gntrol services.
Use of Sprayer free with
purchase of Rid-A-Bug
HURLBUT SUPPLY CO.
306 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe. Florida


Heating & Air, Major Appliance Repair
Plumbing & Electrical Work

229-8416 or 227-1954 106 Bellamy Circle
ER0007623, RF0040131, RA0043378 tAfc.11.



The Sewing Room
410 A Reid Avenue O
Port St. Joe, Florida a Oe
"Quality Fabrics at Affordable Prices"


REEVES FURNITURE &

I REFINISHING SHOPPE


325 Reid Avenue


REFERENCES Phone 229-6374


Call and Talk to Us About Getting
Your Furniture Refinished to Look
Like New. We, Buy and Sell. Used
' Furniture.
Your Western Union Representative


Custom Drapes & Blinds


Now at Danley's


Large In-Store Selection """a
of Samples for You to Choose from


DRINKING AND

DRIVING

CAN KILL A

FRIENDSHIP.


HANNON REALTY, Inc.
(904) 227-1133

FRANK HANNON, Broker
SALES ASSOCIATES
Evenings and Weekends:
Margaret Hale - 648-5659 Roy Smith
Frances Chason- 229-8747 Karen King
Bo Boyett - 648-8936 , Marsha Young

NOW OPEN ON SATURDAY

HOMES
NEW LISTING: 3 bedroom. 2 bath, carport, storage room. $55.500.
NEW LISTING: 3 bedroom. 11A bath. 47'x150' lot. 1501 Monument. Priced
for quick sale at $43.000.
New 2 bedroom. 1152 sq. ft. home on St. Joe Beach. $69.500.00.
St. Joe Beach. Custom 3 bedroom. 2 bath, fireplace, pond. $88.000.
2 bedroom, 1 bath, fireplace. St. Joe Beach. $78.950.
REDUCED TO SELL - FAMILY COTTAGE ON CORNER LOT ON THE
HIGHWAY FRONT AT ST. JOE BEACH. Features 3 bedroom. 1 3, bath. Ig.
screened-in porch, carport and elevated redwood deck. House engineered
with later addition of upper story in mind. Reduced to $64.500 for quick
sale. OWNER FINANCING with 25% down and only 12% interest on
balance.
3 bdrm.. 2 ba, fireplace. doublewide trailer on corner lot. Howards Creek.
$27,900.
3 bdrm., 1 ba.. deck, screen porch, workshop. corner lot. $24.000.
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.
Superb 4 bdrm., 3 ba. brick home with 3000 sq. ft. of centrally heated and
cooled living space, fireplace in fam. rm., formal liv. & dining combination.
All this on a spacious lot in excellent neighborhood.
3 bdrm., 1 ba. home on Long Avenue. Owner asking $29,500, but willing to
.reduce to sell.
COMMERCIAL LOTS
NEW LISTING: Excellent location, one acre lot in White City, near Canal.
$33,300.
60'x90' corner lot adjacent to professional building, an ideal office site. On-
ly $18,000.
RESIDENTIAL LOTS
75'x150' lot in Ward Ridge. $6,600.00.
65'x115' Gulf Aire, $26,500.
Blueridge Mountains - 1 acre, $6,250.
'A acre lot at Howard Creek. Only $1,500.
High and dry lot at Indian Pass. $11,500.
TOWNHOUSES
NEW LISTING: St. Joe Beach. 2 bdrm., 1V ba. furnished. $62,300.
2 bdrm., 1 V' ba. unfurnished. $52,700.


Going Fishing?
Stop here first
for a complete
line of

Fishing Tackle
HURLBUT SUPPLY
306 Reid Avenue


Gets carpets clean
like you've never
seen!

finishing touch
201 Monument Ave.
Phone 227-1199 or 227-1190


- Public

Notices -
FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice is hereby given that pursuant
to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes, the
undersigned, person intends to register
with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gulf
County, Florida, four weeks after the
first publication of this notice, the fic-
titious name or trade name under which
he will be engaged in business and In
whichisaid business is to be carried on,
to-wit:
BOYER BILLBOARDS & BEYOND
Rt. 3, Box 96-F
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Owner: 161 George E. Boyer
S ' 4tc 12/13


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