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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: December 5, 1985
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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USPS 518-880


FORTY-EIGHTH YEAR, NUMBER 14


THE TAR

Industry-Deep Water Port-Fine People-Safest Beaches in Florida
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1985


Gulf Named Disaster Area by President Reagan


Machinery Still Not Set Up toApplyfor Funds but PSJ Fire Station Designated As Application Center


Gulf County is beginning to see a
speck of daylight in digging out from
under the heaps of debris and the
millions of dollars of damage brought
to the county--especially the shore-
line of the county-by Hurricane Kate
two weeks ago.
The latest development in the
fight to recover from the devastating
damages was the designation of Gulf
.County, as well as Franklin and
Wakulla counties, as a disaster area
by President Ronald Reagan Tuesday
afternoon of this week.
Florida's Governor, Bob Graham
had requested aid to cover an
estimated $10.8 million worth of
uninsured damages to public and
private property that could qualify for


federal money.
The designation will allow resi-
dents of Gulf, Franklin and Wakulla
counties to apply for Small Business
Administration loans and other fed-
eral assistance, including disaster-
unemployment compensation, tem-
porary housing assistance and grants
of up to $5,000 for individuals who
cannot qualify for other help.
County officials have been anx-
iously awaiting the designation in
order to. get some. federal aid in
making extensive repairs to county
roads and facilities damaged by the
hurricane. It still hasn't been clarified
as to whether or not uninsured
damage to public property has been
covered by the ruling. Governor


Graham asked for the aid in his
package presented to the President.
An estimated one-third of the
dollar amount of damage has been
estimated to be to public property.

County Commit io,. Chairman
Billy Branch said yesterday details
were still not final as to the time and
dates to apply for the federal loans
and grants. "We know the applica-
tions will be filed in the Port St. Joe
fire station, but the time and days of
the week have not been identified as
yet". Branch said people who feel
they might be eligible for the
federal aid should call Larry Wells,
Civil Defense director, at his office
in the Courthouse to find out the


time and days for filing their
applications.

Gulf County has already received:
some help in making extensive
repairs to county roads, ditches,
parks, public boat landings, etc.,
which "dealt the county a severe
economic blow, especially in the
Indian Pass area. Several pieces of
equipment, including two dump
trucks and a front end loader, have
been-:'sent to the county by the
Forestry Service to be used in storm
clean-up, along with three men as
operators of the equipment.
At their regular meeting last
Tuesday night, the Commission de-
cided to ask for more state aid in the


form of machinery and labor, but the
designation of the disaster area will
probably take the place of that
request.
Meanwhile, Chairman Billy
Branch has asked for county-wide
critique of the Civil Defense operation
as to ways it may be improved. "The
disaster work this time was better
than the response to Elena, but it
could be made even better and that's
what we want to do"..
Commissioner Doug Birmingham
suggested a written plan be drawn up
and presented to every government
official in the county, explaining the
duties of every official and putting
names to specific duties to be
performed during an emergency. "We
had excellent response from this


disaster by our workers, but it might
be streamlined a little better if we let
these people know, officially, what we
expect of them".
Civil Defense Director Larry
Wells pointed out such a document
was presented to the Commission in
March of this year to meet state
requirements. "The report was only
to meet state requirements. It didn't
assign duties to specific persons",
Wells said.
Wells said a Red Cross report
'which had come out last Tuesday
stated there were 537 dwellings
damaged in the county by Kate. He
said that of that number, 132 dwellings
were listed with major damage or
destroyed in the storm.


Santa Coming Saturday


Parade Honoring Jolly Gentleman at 6 P.M.


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Santa Claus will be paying a visit to Port St.
Joe Saturday evening in a giant parade in
downtown.
Parade director, Al Ray, who is handling


the project for the Kiwanis Club, says the
parade will be one of the largest ever to appear
in Port St. Joe to bring in the Christmas season.
Wayne Taylor, president of the Merchant's
Association, which promotes the parade and
sponsors the visit of Santa Claus and provides
prize money for winning floats, says the parade
willbe different this year because it will begin
at 6:00 pm.
"We have had.requests for several years to
have the parade at night, rather than in the
morning", Taylor said. "This year, we decided
to try it and see how it worked out. If people
come out to take part in the parade, wre will
continue to hold it at night. The parade has
been well attended in the past, having it in the
morningg and we were hesitant .p b.ut hanging,-
it. The response of the people will determine
'vifli'n it will be held in the future",'he said.
Ray said the entries to the parade have
been coming in at a good pace for the past week
or two. "I thought the hurricane would slow
things down, but it looks as if we will have a
nice,-:enjoyable parade in spite of the recent
storm", he pointed out.
The parade officials say a clown group has
committed themselves to be in the parade as
well as a Shrine group in their unusual get-ups.
There will be horses, marching groups, floats,
decorated cars and several other entries.
The parade will begin at 6:00 p.m., and
proceed north on Reid Avenue.
Santa Claus, as usual, will bring up the rear


of the parade, but he uill not be tossing out
candy as he has in the past. Taylor said;the
practice is too dangerous, as kids will dart
under the wheels of the fire truck to get a piece
of the candy and with all the pushing and
shoving, it has been feared a child may slip
under the rolling wheels. "We certainly don't
want a tragedy like this to happen, especially at
such a time as Christmas. We'll have clowns
handing out candy as the parade progresses
and hope this will remove some of the potential
danger to the kids"
Reid Avenue will be cleared of vehicles
prior to the parade in order-to allow more room
for the entries to maneuver up the street and
more room for spectators to view the
proceR~edma ... ,
PARAEIEGROWING ,
Ray said 'the parade. hasbeen growing
every year except last year. "Last year,, the
parade was held the week end following
Thanksgiving to take advantage of a circus
parade at the same time. We'll be back on
schedule this year and we're going to stay on
schedule in the future."
Non commercial floats will be judged by a
panel of judges as they go along the parade
route. Three .cash prizes will be given to the
best three float entries as, decided by the
judges. The cash prizes of $100, $75.00 and
$50.00 will be provided'from a parade expense
fund which has been provided by the Port St.
Joe. retail merchants.


Storm Damage


Tops $5 Million
Property damage in the Port St. Joe area from
hurricane Kate has zoomed into the $5 million dollar
neighborhood, according to figures received from local
insurance agencies this past week.
Already more than $4 million plus in claims have
been filed with the three local agencies, with several
out-of-town firms not reporting their filed losses. The
Costin Agency, Hannon Agency and State Farm
Insurance Agency said they felt there were still more
claims to come on a local basis. Between the three firms,
there were more than 450 claims filed as of Monday of this
week. Roy Smith of Hannon Agency said he felt there
would be a substantial number of claims filed with out of
town firms also.
All three firms said the number of claims filed after
Kate were more than double what they were after Elena
back in September.


Time Out to Put Up Decorations


City park and street crews are stretched
pretty thin these days, what with their
herculean task of cleaning up the city and
hauling off debris following hurricane Kate,
but the advent of the Christmas season has
caused some of them to pause long enough to
put up a few pieces of tinsel and lights in the
downtown area to make the yule season
brighter.
With the annual Christmas parade
coming up Saturday night of this'week, a


group of city workmen dropped their
responsibilities of putting things back i
order after Kate's visit and started putting
up the decorations.
Here, Ricky Farmer and Bobby Fields
attach decorations to a pole, while Roosevelt
Beard operates the crane and Horace Barr
directs the operation from the ground.
The activities attracted the Interested
observations of two passers-by. -Star photo


Oldest City Employee Retires


Baltzell Avenue Designated

for One Way Traffic Status


This "One Way" sign was erected
this week on Baltzell Avenue, to route
traffic in only one direction on the street,
which is just one block west of Highway
98 in the downtown area.
Baltzell Avenue has been closed to
north to south traffic temporarily as a
safety precaution for the Highland View
Elementary School students which are
holding classes-in the First Baptist
Church on Baltzell.
Police Chief Robert Maige says he
would prefer no traffic at all on Baltzell
while the school is temporarily at the
church, due to the crowded conditions on
the street. "However, with the one way
designation and people going onto the
street only for necessary purposes and


proceeding with caution, we should be
able to safely leave the street open to one
way traffic".
Highland View Elementary had to
seek temporary quarters to hold its
classes when hurricane Kate flooded
their building with about two feet of sea
water. School officials estimate it will
take at least two weeks to clean, up the
mess and restore the school building to a
usable condition.
"In the meantime,, don't enter
Baltzell Avenue between Fifth and First
Streets unless it is absolutely neces-
sary", Chief Maige said.
Don't enter the street at all and
travel in a southerly direction (toward
Fifth Street).


Joe Badger, who has work-
ed for the City of Port St. Joe
for 46 years-longer than any
other person-has notified
the City Commission he
wishes to step down in
retirement.
Badger, who has worked
for the City as a maintenance
man for years, has been
involved in almost every
phase of the city's public
works operation. More re-
cently, his duties have been
confined to keeping up the
City Hall, but Badger has
been used in a consulting
capacity for the past several
years. He is the recognized
authority on the location of
water and sewer mains and
valves throughout the city.
"We'll need him in the
future for these same pur-
poses", Commissioner Billy
Fleming observed, asking-


Badger "not to get too far
from a telephone, because
there's no telling how often
we may need your advice in
these city operations".
Badger admitted he had
done "everything from make
moonshine whiskey to pick-
ing up trash to support my
family in years past". Bad-
ger said he went to work for


the City in June of 1939 for
$9.00 a week. "They couldn't
pay me that some of the
times, and I had to get out
and manage for my family,
but I didn't quit the City,
even when they couldn't pay
me",-he said.
Badger said he has been
with the City all these years
through thick and thih and "I


have always tried to be
honest with the City and do
my work the best I knew
how".
The Commission voted
Tuesday night to pay Badger
for 226 hours of unused leave
time and 889 hours of unused
sick leave accumulated over
the years.
Badger said, "You'll never


replace me because there
ain't never been but one Joe
and I'm him. I can now make
more money being retired
than I can working, and I'm
getting old (he never did say
how old) and I have to retire,
but I'll still be around".
PURCHASE LOADER
The Commission approved
(Continued On Page Three)


$22,000 Taken from Local Motel


A man and woman, former
managers of the Gulf Sands
Motel, are in Gulf County jail
charged with the theft of
some $22,000 from the Motel
and from Mr. and Mrs. Bill
Crawford, owners.
According to Chief Deputy
Sheriff Mike White, Alicia
(Hill) Balateirra and James
Allen Hill are currently being


held in Gulf County jail,
facing a grand theft charge
in the crime, which was
committed about two weeks
ago.
Hill faces bail of $15,000
while his female companion
has a $1,500 bail placed
against her.
According to White, the


Hills took advantage of the
Crawford's being away on
vacation to round up some
$22,000 in old coins, jewelry
and cash and then take off
before the Crawfords re-
turned. Balateirra was ar-
rested last week in Lake
Havasu City, Arizona and
Hill was arrested in Okla-
homa City, Oklahoma. Both


were brought back to Gulf
County, where they were
placed in the local jail.
White said the Hills haa
worked for the Crawfords
for about six months as relief
manager of the Motel. About
$11,000 worth of the valuables.
taken were recovered when
the two were arrested.


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Class!
That's the only way one can
describe the Shark football team of
this year, which had its season
finished last Friday night by a
strong Walton' High team of
DeFuniak Springs.
It would have been nice to have
had two state titles back to back,
but it just wasn't to be.
We took exception to the
headline in the Panama City News
Herald of last" Saturday which
shouted, "Season of Strife Ends for
Sharks". The Sharks didn't have a
season of strife. Thei'e was a coach
who might have had enough strife
in his life that he "felt he -had .to.
resignbut the Sharks had no striife.
SIn our 'opinion, the Sharks had
a season of showing us just what
football is supposed to teach a
young man reaching his adulthood.
The Sharks gave us example after
example of how you suck it up and
go after it when everyone else
thinks you are,done in. ,...
Really, we had rather see the
Sharks do what they did than to see


them win the state championship
for the second year in a row.
The easiest thing for them to
have done would be to just half try
in the remaining nine games, half
the team quit because of the
situation they found themselves in,
and take an attitude of "wait till
next year". Who would have
blamed them if they had? Nobody.
After all, hadn't they played in a
season which would have certainly
spelled "strife" for most young
men?
We're sure interim coach Chris
Earley is as pleased as punch with
the way the Sharks made them-
selves and their school a name to be
respected in football here in the
Florida Panhandle this year.
Coach Earley would be the first to
tell you he isn't a football coach.
His charges made him look good
and made themselves look good in
the process.
SThat's how life is played, men,.
When the coach quits, or the storm
blows, when it's over you have to
get up and go again.
You did it!


Comments


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1985


Team Showed



Sts Class


The lady next to me had on
a funny looking pair of socks.
Maybe they were hose, I
don't know. They were pink
and white and ugly. Of.
course this was the first air-
port that I'd been in in years
and so maybe the lady knew
more about "airplane
waiting fashion" than I did.
We've got about 20 minutes
before our plane takes off.
I'm already tired of waiting
and I don't think I can take
20 more minutes with those
socks.. You know what's
worse than the pink and
white striped ugly socks -
I've got to get on that plane!
1oy howdy, I'm iot much
on flying. If I was to be com-
pletely honest with you. I'd
tell you that I'm about half
scared to death just thinking
about getting on an airplane.
I'm sitting- here now with
that kind'a empty feeling


way down in my stomach-
you know the one. My palms
are dry and my heart rate is
increasing by the second ...
and on top of everything else
I come in here and pick a
seat right next to the ugliest
pair of socks in the entire
known world. What am I do-
ing here? Why didn't I leave
last week and drive?
Maybe I don't like to fly
because it reminds me of the
first plane ride I took a few
years back. Jim Bob Harris'
Uncle Harvey was a crop
duster of sorts and he had
this old plane that I think the
Wright brothers must'a used
at Kitty Hawk. Now Uncle
Harvey never had any for-
real instructions on how to
fly that thing. He just needed
toget his crops sprayed so he
bought an old plane, added a
tank and some hoses to it,
filled up with some of that


R-D 30 insecticide and took
off. Pretty soon Uncle Har-
vey was a'spraying R-D 30
over everybody's crops.
Shoot, Uncle Harv would
dust the town square about
twice a week.
Jim Bob talked Uncle
Harvey into taking us up
with him to spray Mr., Jack
Cantrell's back forty. We get
in the plane and Uncle Har-
vey pulls that aviator cap
down over his ears, pops
those goggles in place and
starts shouting things like
"contact" and "let her rip"
and "bombseye". We
haven't even cranked up the
plane yet. Right then and
there I began to have some
serious doubts about flying.
We- like to have never got
that thing started Uncle
Harvey 'allowed that the
Residue dust from the R-D 30
was clogging up the fuel line.


COLBERT
He said once we get her
cranked and up in the air
we'll "blow her out" and
"she'll be fine." I was wor-
ried about what might hap-
pen while we were getting up
to Where we could "blow her
out".
The plane, of course, had
no seat belts. Uncle Harvey
said to "hang on" and that
we could jump anytime we
wanted to but under no cir-
cumstances were we to grab
a'hold of him. That plane
started bouncing down the
field. I hit my head on. the
side of the plane. Now I had a
headache to go along with
the empty feeling, the dry
palms and the increased
heart rate. Jim. Bob looked
more frightened than I did if
that was possible-Uncle
Harvey was singing at the.
top of his voice "Off we go in-


PAGE TWO


Kesley Colbert's Country Column


Uncle Harvey Had A


Pair of Ugly Socks, Too


Tie to read Cheer


Do you believe it's only three.
weeks until Christmas?
Do you believe, it's time for.
Christmas'carols to take the place
of rock country on the radio andi
television? .. for Santa Claus to'
stare back at you from every
corner? ... for Christmas parades
,:o become as common as hurri-
cartes here in the Panhandle?
Well,-it is! .. -
SSaturday is Port St. Joe's
Christmas parade, put on each andd
every year by the' Merchant's
Association of our city for our
-.elight and pleasure.
SWe think one of the bright spots
of this or any other year is the:
.Christmas season, its colors, its
Music, its good wishes and ..its
emphasis on brotherhood anid the
Giving of gifts.


People all over the South were
complainingg because we had re-
ceived no cool weather as of
Sunday of this week, and people
just weren't in the mood- for
SChristmas with'80 degree days and
70 degree nights. Christmas is
synonymous with cold weather.
Even the weather man is
cooperating with: the season now,
with the cool snap we had come into
the area on Monday of this week. It
should emphasize the Christmas
season almost'as the Christmas
parade will on Saturday ~ight.
With the weather man, the
music, the.visions of Santa and a
Christmas tree here and there all
banding together to emphasize the
christmas season, why don't you do
your part and try spreading a
little cheer here at home?


A Sensible Rule


'The Department of the Interior
'of the Uiited States has turned a
sympathetic ear to.the desires of
Florida officials and moved the oil
drilling boundaries an additional 30
miles away from shore along Gulf
and Franklin Counties' coastline.
Under federal guidelines, oil
companies could come within' 10
miles of the shoreline and put up
their undersea drilling rigs and do
'their thing. :
To protect the area in question,"
the Interior Department merely


told the oil companies they would
have to move their drilling opera-
tions 30 more miles from shore.
It made good sense, we think,
not to forbid all drilling operations
along :the Florida shore irn an
overkill of protection like has
Happened in many places before.
We can still search for the black
energy which sustains our nation's
production while still maintaining
the breeding grounds for those sea
urchins which satisfy our gourmet
'tastes here along the coast.


After Indulging

I DID IT again, after making up banana put
my mind I wouldn't. favorites) i
I ate too much for Thanksgiving out the win
dinner.
I started out light, just taking' a" MY PR
taste here, a bite there,. a child's
portion; of this and a sample of that.
The trouble with all that is that I was
just trying to make up my mindwhat I
wanted to eat for dinner. Everything
looked and smelled so good, I was in a-. ..
quandry on my selections of what to
put on my plate and get down to -real
serious eating with. :
That's the way it is when you get
several families together for Thanks-'
giving dinner, or Christmas dinner, or
any dinner commemorating a special
occasion. Everybody brings their : can will ge
specialty' and it's hard to leave' on and on al
anything out. and make
I declare every yearI'm going to trouble figi
go light on the dressing, the candied any more a
sweet potatoes and the home-made, ,more becon
rolls. Those things are fattening! of cocoanu
But somebody will inevitably: I'm ni
bring in a mince meat pie (one of my substitute f
favorites) or a pumpkin pie (another least sin is
of my favorites, or a big bowl of


In too Much Thanksgiving, I'm


Hiding (still, another of my
nd all my resolve is gone
idow.
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TEACHER, Dr. Dan Dun-


WE ALL PILED in the car and
went north for Thanksgiving.
SWe went up into middle.Georgia,
where the sweet .potatoes, .tie thick
hams and the broad-breasted turkeys


: y R. RamseyRDLU

L By: Wesley R. Ramsey


t up in his pulpit and rave
bout how sin will snare you
a slave of you. I have
during out how sini can be
attractive and seductive, or
ning than a big thick piece
t cake.
ot advocating, sin as a
or eating too much; but at
n't fattening.
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grow. : .
SThe peaches grow in the middle of
the gumimer. -too. but they were all
gone by Thanksgiving.
We ate at brothep-in-law's "coun-
try estate" and I think he might have
mistaken us for refugees or some-
thing. considering the 'feed which was
laid out on the table for our
indulgence.
In a way we were refugees ...


refugees from Kate and I think the
tuation had crossed his mind. He
new we had been in the middle of the
orm and he knew we didn't have
power for a few days and couldn't

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cook, so he sort of had it in the back of
his mind to make up for lost time.
Anytime you get our family in one
place, and mix in parts of another
family, like we had at brother-in-
law's. it's sort of a dig in or get left out
situation. There was probably at least
40 people for Thanksgiving dinner.
I didn't count them. I was too busy
defending myself to set down and
count the folks there in the basement


Going to Get
play room digging in.
Suffice it to say the Thanksgiving
table was made from three sheets of
4'x8' plywood put on saw horses.
The table held the food. The folks
had to balance their plate on their
knee..
The last time I ate like that was at
the fish fry Gene Raffield held when
he christened the first boat his firm
made a couple of years ago.
It was an adventure.
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I'M REALLY IN shape and
coordinated for the season, however.
In September, we had two visits
from Elena and I learned how to roll
with the punches and cope with the
abundance of rain and pine limbs in
my yard. Then along came Kate,
some two and a half months later and
did the same thing over again.
The parallel is that here it is just
past Thanksgiving.
I have had one monumental
assault on my belt line. I gritted my
teeth and fought off the urge to really
pig out, if you know what I mean.
It was a real temptation to get in


Ready
the thick of things at meal time, but
my hurricane preparedness training
stood me in good stead.
Leave those things behind you
don't really need. Protect the things
which are really necessary for
survival and try to protect the things
you don't want torn up.
Then along comes Christmas in
just three weeks and it will be like
Kate following Elena. There will be
another assault on what I want to
protect... namely my waistline from
becoming a thicker waistline.
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BEGINNING TODAY, I'm going
into a crash preparedness program
between now and Christmas.
I'm going to make a list of what I
need and don't need.
I'm going to determine what I
want to keep and what I'm definitely
going to do without.
I'm going to decide, right now,
just how far I want to go on Christmas
day and get in shape for it.
Beginning right now, there will be
no more cheese on my cauliflower.
I think we're out, anyhow.


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to the wild blue yonder..."
The wheels scraped the top
of the oak trees at the far end
of that field as we took off.
My heart jumped into my
throat and stayed there. We
flew about four feet above
whatever happened to be
under us. We sprayed
peanuts that day with the
wheels of the plane strad-
dling the rows. I mean we
were that close to the
ground. Uncle Harvey turn-
ed on the D-R 30 and I didn't
see much after that. Jim Bob
said later that we flew under
the electric lines a time or
two but I couldn't swear to
that seeing as how my eyes
were closed after we made
that first pass. When we flew
sideways by the water tower
and my hand slipped and I
thought I was about to fall
out, I knew flying wasn't for
me.
Some man in a blue
uniform came out and said it
was time to board the plane.
As we stood up the lady with
the ugly socks said, "I notic-
ed you admiring my hose
--they are. originals from
Paris." I said, "Yes ma'am,
they remind me of a pair of
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SOldest City from page Social Security Checks
S.Have A New Look Now Red Cross Is Providing Disaster
i* ._ .^ __- 16_ 0c"- -r nf C A I ft m.-. Vifly *- f "In -* V -c f


me emergency purchase ui
a new knuckle b6om loader
Tuesday night to replace a
loader purchased some 15
months ago, which has never
been adequate for the job it
was purchased for. The City
has entered suit against the
manufacturer of the old
machine, but in the mean-
time, the second hurricane in
a little over two months
made purchase of a new
machine mandatory in order
to get clean-up work done.
The new machine is a
Peterson TL3 loader, mount-

Kesley
from Page 2
socks Jim Bob's uncle used.
.. Too late, she was gone.
The captain walked by as we
headed for the plane. He was
humming "Off we go into the
wildblue ...."
Respectfully,
Kesley


eu Ion t rLl y Ci tru ck. LoUSL oI
the new machine was $14,900
and a trade of $3,000 was
given for the old and ailing
loader.
The new machine is sche-
duled to be delivered today
and will be put to work
immediately.
HOLIDAY HOURS
The Commission approved
closing City Hall on Decem-
ber 23, 24 and 25 for Christ-
mas. Usually, City Hall clos-
es Christmas Eve, Christmas
Day and the day after
Christmas.
Clerk Farris asked for a
change in the holiday since
the office starts working up
payroll on Thursdays in
order to pay off on Friday.
Farris said the one work day
wouldn't be sufficient time.to
adequately work up the pay-
roll along with other work
which must be done.
OTHER BUSINESS
In other business matters,


Starting with the Social
Security check delivered De-
cember 3 people in North
Florida will get a new style
check in multiple colors.
People will no longer get
the familiar green punchcard
check. The new check, how-
ever, is as good as the old and
is just as easy to cash.
In addition to being many
colored, the new checks show
a full-length replica of the
.the Commission:
-Agreed to allow Gulf
Pines Hospital to place a
lighted sign in front of the
Hospital:
-Approved giving a
Christmas party for all City:
employees at the Centennial
building.
-Received a report from
the City's insurer citing only
a few minor possible hazards
in the City and recommended
their correction.


Statue of Liberty on the left
side. A muted close-up of her
head and torch is in the
background near the right
side.
The new check contains
features that discourage al-
terations. forgeries, and
counterfeiting. The new
lightweight paper stock is
less expensive and takes less
space to store. Use of the new
check is expected to result in
a savings to taxpayers of
about $6 million a year.
People who have any ques-
tions about the new Social
Security checks can get them
answered at the nearest
Social Security office.


OBITUARIES
L. L. Gortman
Mr. Lester L. "Grandpa'"
Gortman, 75, passed away
Saturday in Bay Medical
Center following a long ill-
ness. He was a native of
Andalusia, Alabama, and
had lived in Wewahitchka
since 1943. He had been
employed by the Gulf County
School System. He was a
member of the First Baptist
Church of Wewahitchka.
Survivors include, his wife,
Verna C. Gortman of Wewa-
hitchka; two sons, Byrous
Gortman and Jimmy Gort-
man both of Wewahitchka;
three brothers, Charlie Gort-
man of Wewahitchka, Claude
Gortman of Pensacola and'
Gerald Gortman of Braden-
ton; two sisters, Maggie
Resmondo and Ida Lord both
of Pensacola; nine grand-
children and five great
grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday at the First Baptist
Church with Rev. Bob Clay-
comb and Rev. Richard
Bloodworth officiating.
Graveside services were held
at. Carolina Cemetery in
Andalusia, Alabama.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Fun_-
ral Home, Wewahitchka
Branch Chapel.

Ralph Ward
Mr. Ralph W. Ward, 75, of,
1609 Marvin Ave. passed
away last-Thursday morning
at Gulf Coast Community
Hospital after a long illness.
He had been a resident of
Port St. Joe for the past 26
years and was retired from
C.E: Basic Chemical Com-
pany.
He is survived by his wife,
Geraldine Ward of Port St.
Joe; one son, Gordon Ray
Ward of Alma, Michigan and
five grandchildren.
There were no services
held arid the body was taken
for cremation. All arrange-
ments were by Gilmore
Funeral Home.


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9 A.M. to 9 P.M.


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* China
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FL RAL


9lrraMgments


Relief for Victims of Hurricane


The American Red Cross
continues to provide disaster
relief to Northwestern Flor-
ida families who suffered
losses in Hurricane Kate.
During the peak of the storm.
23,000 people were housed in
143 Red Cross shelters.
According to Judd Wood,
Director of Red Cross Hurri-
cane Kate Disaster Opera-
tions headquartered in Pa-
nama City. Red Cross mass
care workers assisted by the
Southern ,Baptist disaster
services served 30.450 meals
to disaster victims and work-
ers. Wood added that 1,429
Red Cross volunteers and
staff from as far away as
-California have been sent
into Florida to give disaster
aid to affected families. More
than 1,155 volunteers from
area communities have as-
sisted the Red Cross in'the
Hurricane Kate disaster re-
lief operation. Wood praised
the many organizations, la-
bor unions, church groups,
companies and community
agencies who have aided the
Red Cross with its relief
efforts.
The American Red Cross
has case workers in Gulf
County ready to offer disas-
ter aid to persons who may
need help due to hurricane
Kate.
To make contact with a
case worker, call 227-1115
and ask for the Red Cross
case worker.
Wood said that the Red
Cross has opened service

Eulah Wright
Mrs. Eulah Wright, 89, of
1406 Long Avenue passed
away last Thursday morning
at Bay St. Joseph' Care
Center following a long ill-
ness. She had beenla resident
of Port St. Joe for the past 23'
years and was of the Baptist
faith.
She is survived by one son,
Owen Judson Wright of Shar-
leori,' hi6; two daughters;
Patricia Jamison of port St.
Joe and Jo Ann Peer of
Harpers Ferry, W. Virginia;
.tO grandchildren and 16 great
grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday
at 2:00 p.m. at the First
Pentecostal Church with
Rev. Chester Middleton offi-
ciating. Burial was in the
family plot' at.Holly Hill
Cemetery.
All arrangements were by
Gilmore Funeral Home.

Gladys Poe
Mrs. Gladys Poe, 68, of
Tuscaloosa, Alabama died
Friday, November 22 at
Druid City Hospital in Tusca-
loosa. She was a native of
Fayette County, Al and had
lived in Tuscaloosa for the
past 40 years Where she was
Registrar of the School of
Commerce at the University
of Alabama. She was a
member of Forest Lake
Baptist Church. She and her
husband owned a home at St.
Joe Beach for 20 years and
visited Port St. Joe often and
had many friends here.
She is survived by her
husband Arnold Poe, one
daughter, Mrs. Sherry Sex-
ton, and one grandson, Miles
K. Hurlbut, III.
Funeral services were held
Sunday, November 24 at
Forest Lake Baptist Church.
Interment was in Forest
Lake Cemetery.

Vester Kay, 77
Mr. Vester Kay, 77, of
Homosassa, died Saturday in
Detroit, Mich., after a long
illness. He was a seasonal
resident of Oak Grove and
was retired from the Mosqui-
to Control District.
He is survived by his wife,
Betty Kay of Homosassa;
three sons, Rufus Kay of Port
St. Joe, Pat Kay of Garden
Grove, Calif., and Thomas E.
Kay of Madison Heights,
Mich.; one daughter, Ruby
Nell Morgan of Pascagoula,
Miss.; two brothers, B.O.
Kay of Auburndale.; two
sisters, Eula Walker of Port
St. Joe and Donnie Ellis of
Panama City; 14 grandchil-
dren and 17 great grandchil-
dren.


Funeral services were held
last Tuesday at the Oak
Grove Assembly of God
Church with the Rev. David
Fernandez officiating. Burial
was in the family plot of
Holly Hill Cemetery.
Gilmore Funeral Home
was in charge of arrange-
ments.


centers in the following
areas: Apalachicola. Ameri-
can Legion, 7th and Bay;
Eastpoint, community cen-
ter: Tallahassee, Old Armo-
ry, 1400 N. Monroe: Carra-
belle, community club, High-
way 98; for Jackson and
Calhoun counties, National
Guard Armory, Marianna;
and Wakulla, Livestock Pa-
villion in Crawfdrdville.
Hours of operation are 7 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
More than 1.400 families
have registered for emergen-


cy assistance at the Red
Cross service centers. This
assistance may include food,
clothing, shelter, household
items, medical supplies for
disaster related illness or
injuries and replacement of
occupational tools and sup-
plies. All Red Cross assist-
ance is free, made possible
through donations from the
American people and United
Way allocations.
Wood reported that the Red
Cross financial expenditures
for the Hurricane Kate disas-


ter operation will exceed $1
million. Wood said also that
the Red Cross has spent $50
million on disaster relief
operations such as Hurri-
canes Danny, Elena, Gloria
and Juan as well as the
recent floods in Puerto Rico,
Virginia, Pennsylvania, and
West Virginia. He cited or-
ganizations such as the 700
Club who donated $10,000 to
Hurricane Kate relief as an
exemplifying the term,
"Good Neighbor." He also
(Continued on Page 5)


Glenn Mankin, above left, and Mike 'manager, respectively, of Sylvachem's'
Wimberly, look over the orders promoting local chemical plant. -Star photo
them to production manager and plant


New Managers at Sylvachem


Sylvachem Corporation has announced
the promotion of Mike Wimberly and Glenn
Mankin within the management group of the
Port St. Joe facility.
Wimberly, a native of Port St. Joe, has
been elevated to the position of plant
manager for the local chemical operation
and Mankin has, been named, production
manager. Wimberly returned to Port St. Joe


16 months ago to begin work with
Sylvachem. Mankin joined the company in
July of this year and is currently building a
new home in Gulfaire.
Mike Templeton, former plant manager
for, the Port St. Joe facility, is now director
of manufacturing, with responsibility for the
local plant and the operating facility in
Picayune, Mississippi.


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PAGE FOUR THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5. 1985


Peterson and
.Weston to Wed
" Karla Peterson and Randy
!Weston, both of Port St. Joe,
:announce their forthcoming
wedding on Saturday, De-
cember 7 at 10:00 a.m. EST.
:The ceremony will be held on
the houseboat, docked at the
VWhite City Corps of Engine-
:ers docks.
SA reception will follow. In
imase of inclement weather,
3he ceremony will be held at
the White City Baptist
2Church.
; All friends and relatives
are cordially invited to at-
tend.

Christa Dykes
Has Birthday
Christa Noel Dykes cele-
Sbrated her second birthday
Saturday, November 30 with
a fritter Sitter party at the
home of her great grand-
.nother, Mrs. Omid White of
!Port St. Joe. Many of Chris-
ita's friends and family mem-
bers helped her celebrate.
Christa is the daughter of
Kenneth and Diana Dykes.
Maternal grandparents are
Elzie and Shirley Williams of
Port St. Joe. Paternal grand-
:parents are- Mr. and Mrs.
Kenneth L.: Dykes of Grand
:Ridge and Mr. and Mrs.
Lloyd D. Reynolds of Jesup,
:Georgia,


Christa Noel Dykes


THANKS
Mrs. Linda Gant
for your help with
the Gold Card Club
pd.


Senior Citizens


I Enjoy Dinner


The Senior Citizens and its
staff were provided a very
enjoyable day of .entertain-
ment on November 27. This
was our Thanksgiving day
celebration. Our advisory
council and members pre-
pared a sing-a-long, and
musical program that every-
one enjoyed.
The program featured Bro-
ther Dave Fernandez, Her-
man Stripling. and Ethel
Allen. The singing and spirit-
ual talk inspired all of us and
made us all very thankful for
being alive and living in a
free country.
Our. own nutrition aides
Pat and Belle worked very
hard preparing the delicious


turkey and ham dinner. This
meal was made all the more
enjoyable because our mem-
bers and staff brought in
homemade desserts and
country style vegetables. No-
body walked away hungry.
This Thursday. December
5. our staff and members will
be selling Christmas cards.
napkins and all occasion
cards to help raise funds.
This sale will be conducted in
front of the Piggly Wiggly.
IGA and Saveway stores
from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Arts and crafts will also be
sold. Please help us improve
the service we can provide to
the senior citizens of Gulf
County by purchasing these
beautiful cards.


44 "

These are just a few of the items which will be available for purchase at the Catholic
Church's bazaar this Saturday.


Christmas Bazaar Rescheduled

for Saturday at Catholic Church


MICHELLE RUSS


Engaged


Mr. and Mrs. Thadus Russ
of Port St. Joe would like to
announce the engagement
and approaching marriage of
their daughter Dorothy Mi-
chelle Russ to. Michael An-
thony Thomas.
Michelle is a 1981 graduate
of Port St. Joe Junior-Senior
High 'School. She attended
Gulf Coast Community Col-

Ruckmans Have
55th Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. David Ruck-.
man of Port St. Joe celebra-
ted their 55th wedding anni-
versary on Friday, Novem-
ber 29.
SThey celebrated with fam-
ily members at Pauline's
Restaurant.


Christmas Open House

SMary Kay Cosmetics

S Thursday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


232 Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach
648-5659


REFRESHMENTS
DOOR PRIZES
MANY ITEMS REDUCED


lege studying in business,
and later took up a trade in
cosmetology at Haney Voca-
tiqnal Tech. Michelle is pre-
sently the owner and mana-
ger of-Rtiss's Beauty Shop of
Port St. Joe.
Michael is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Issac Thomas of
Port St. Joe. He attended
Port St. Joe schools, and is
presently employed at St..
Joseph Telephone and Tele-
graph Company as an instal-
ler repairman.
The wedding will take
place December 28 at Zion
Fair Baptist Church of Port
St. Joe. The Rev. Raymond
A. Rogers will be the Qfficiat-
ing minister.
All friends and relatives
are invited to attend:

program for.
Willie Quinns
Rev. T. Andrews, pastor of
New Bethel AME Church,
has announced there will be a
special program for-Mr. and
Mrs, Willie Quinn at the.
church at 146 Ave. C.
The program will be on
December 7 at 8:00 p.m.
To make herb tea from
fresh leaves, measure three
teaspoons leaves to a cup
of boiling water. Bruise
the Idaves, steep them and
then strain from the liquid.


The Bazaar is on! Kate
blew away the date, but not
all the good handmade
S things. Wreaths and gifts
galore. Baked things have
been remade, fresh and good.
The ladies of, St. Joseph's
Catholic Church are all set to
S welcome one and all at 9:00


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MICAH REVELL


Wins Pageant
Wis P*


Micah Revell, daughter of
Forest and Peggy Revell of
Wewahitchka was recently
crowned Miss Victorian Belle
at the pageant held in
Blountstown. Micah was also


named Miss Photogenic in
the contest.-
She will also be participat-
ing in another beauty page-
ant this month.


Andrew Byron Jones
Byron Is One
Andrew Byron Jones cele-
brated his first birthday on
November 24. Byron is the
son" of Valerie Jones and the
late Bruce Jones. Grandpar-
ents are A.D. and Daisey
Jones and Teresa and Horace
Barr.


Sea .Oats Plans Christmas Luncheon at Tyndall NCO


Sea Oats and Dunes Gar-
den Club is having a Christ-
mas luncheon at Tyndall
NCO Club on December 10 at'
12:00 CST. Guests are wel-
come. Call Vesta Conley at
648-5853 or Jean Heathcock at
648-5621 to make reserva-


tions. Deadline is December
5.
There will be a board
meeting on December 7 at
Mrs. Sadie Gardners home at
9.:0 a.m. Plans for the
Christmas contest are in the
making. Anyone interested in


registering for the contest is
to call one of these ladies,
Barbara Pierce at 648-5070,
Madelyn Tonkein at 648-8456,
or Rella Wexler at 648-8985.
Prizes are for decorated
house, yard, door and mail
box or paper box.


a.m. sharp Saturday morn-
ing. December 7 at the
Parish Hall on 20th St. Coffee
and cake will be available.


Lunch will be under the
auspices of the men's club,
out back under the tent. Plan
to come early and stay late.


Bazaar and Breakfast at Zion Fair


The missions if Zion Fair
Baptist Church are sponsor-
ing a Christmas bazaar and
pancake breakfast at -the
church on December 7. The


breakfast will begin at 6:00
a.m.
Everyone is invited to
attend both the breakfast and
the bazaar.


: AYOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND
,, OUR ANNUAL,
AND LARGEST EVER


Christmas Open House at



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Tim and Mitzi Invite Everyone to Stop In and See Their Beautiful
New Holiday Designs, Featuring A Large Selection of


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SCenterpieces
Wall Decor


* Poinsettias and Pines
*, Door Wreaths
Gifts and More!


We also carry Musical Christmas Cards!!

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THE DECORATOR DEN 318 REID AVE.,
"One Call Does It All" 227-1862


CRANBERRY WASSAIL
GLAZED HAM (shown)
Total cooking time:
58 minutes
1-1/2 cups granulated
sugar
1-1/2 cups'Basic Wassail
Mix


4 cups fresh
cranberries
1/4 cup packed brown
sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons prepared
mustard
3-pound canned ham


In 1-1/2-quart bowl. combine granulated sugar and wassail
mix. Stir to dissolve sugar. Cook at HIGH for 13 minutes,
stirring once. Add cranberries. Cook at HIGH for 9 to 10
minutes, stirring once, just till skins barely pop. Remove 1 cup
cranberry sauce. Refrigerate remaining sauce to use as relish.
Return the 1 cup relish to same bowl; add brown sugar and
mustard; Cook at HIGH for 5 minutes, stirring once. Tie ham
with heavy string. Cap edges of ham on top and bottom with
small strips of foil: secure with wooden picks. Place ham, fat
side down, on microwave roasting rack or inverted saucers in
12x7-1/2x2-inch baking dish. Cover with waxed paper. Cook at
MEDIUM for 15 minutes. Turn meat over and give baking
dish a half turn. Cover with waxed paper and cook till
microwave meat thermometer registers 120F, about 15
minutes more. Spoon cranberry glaze over ham and cook at
MEDIUM for 5 minutes. Cover with foil (shiny side in). Let
stand 5 to 10 minutes. Thermometer should now read 130F.
ikes 10 servings.



Bayside Gallery & Florist
Highway 98 at Eastpoint
will have their
CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
Sunday afternoon, Dec. 8, 1-6 p.m.
DOOR PRIZES
Joyce Estes and her staff invite residents of Gulf County to
attend their open house.


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DECEMBER 14 9 till 1

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1985 PAGE FIVE


Everyone has been doing their part in cleaning up the
debris and destruction left by hurricane Kate which visited
us two weeks ago. Youngsters are shown above as they clean
up the grounds surrounding the Stae House on Eighth Street.


The Stac House is a recreational facility open for children
each afternoon after school. From the youngest to the older
kids, everyone lends a hand In raking up the leaves and pick-
ing up downed limbs to give the yard a "spruced up" look.
-Star photos


Beach Bounty Cookbooks
Are On Sale In Area


The Mexico Beach Cham-
ber of Commerce has recent-
ly published their second
cook book entitled, "Beach
Bounty".
The book was compiled on
the occasion of the 15th
annual Ling Festival and to
meet requests for the first
cook book which is now out of
print. The new edition con-
tains many of the recipes
from the original book as
well as new recipes selected
from area cooks and "Snow-
bird" visitors.
The Chamber of Mexico
Beach needs a boost from
their friends in Gulf County
CARD OF THANKS
I would like to thank my
friends and relatives for the
prayers, visits, flowers, and
cards since my recent surge-
ry. It is friends like you that
made my recovery much
easier. May God richly bless
each of you.
Sincerely,
Donna Drew


and is asking your help in
selling this book filled with
recipes.and beach scenes.
The books will make an
excellent Christmas gift,
birthday present or as a
special gift for the family.
The books caribe purchas-
ed as Campbell's Drug Store,
The Star, or call Dot Guilford
at 648-8211.
Red Cross
(Continued from Page 3)
added that area residents
who wish to make a financial
contribution to the Red Cross
emergency relief fund can
mail their check, earmarked
"Hurricane Kate Disaster
Relief" to: American Red
Cross, P.O. Box 37423, Wash-
.ington, D.C. 20013 or to their
local Red Cross chapter.


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bulb uses one kilowatt hour
for every ten hours it's on.


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...make the season merry, and show
you've remembered someone special!


Members of the Port St. Joe Elementary beginner band are shown along with Lamar Weathermon, band director.


Beginner Band Program Started


The Port St. Joe Elementa-
ry School has started a
beginner band program .hfs
year under the direction of
Mr. Lamar Weathermon.
There are 18 students pre-


sently enrolled in the class
which meets each Monday
and 'isday. Thes .fljure
"Baid' of Gold" members
are excited about learning to
play and are doing very well.


Beginning band members
are: Kelli Moree, Mary Ann
Byrd .WendyOsborne, Jenii-
fer Dykes, Joel Stucki, Davi-
na Seymour, Rachel Higdon,
Patricia Nedley, Jenny Sim-


mons, Chris Watson, Richard
Burkett, Stacy Burch, Brian
Lemieux, Joel Huft,, Tom
Moore and Ricky Hobbs.


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PAGE SIX THE STAR. Port St. Joe. Fla. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 5, 1985


SWill Your Stomach Regret It?

It seems most of us cannot resist packing in those
wonderful holiday foods. And as a result every year
we hear a great deal about stomach upsets in that
period from the end of November to the first of
January.
Fortunately, most of this indigestion and stomach
upset are of a simple nature and short lived. Sensible
eating could probably eliminate them completely.
But, if you can't resist and do over indulge, we stock a
great many products to relieve the discomfort and
help you to recover quickly.
"A GREAT ANY PEOPLE ENTRUST US with
their prescriptions, health needs and other phar-
macy products. We consider this trust a
privilege and a duty. May we be your personal
family pharmacy?"

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Sharks Lose to DeFuniak 6-0 In Play-offs


It's All Over Till Next


It just wasn't meant to be.
Twice in the same season, to
the same team, a single
touchdown was the margin
of defeat for the Sharks.
The Walton County Braves
put an end to Port St. Joe's
bid at a second consecutive
class AA state champion-
ship, clinging to a 6-0 victory
over the Sharks in the first
round of post season play
Friday night in DeFuniak
Springs.
As in the previous battle
between the two teams, de-
fenpe played a key role in the
game Friday. Three times
during the game the Sharks
had the opportunity to take
the lead. All three times St.
Joe had a first and goal from


inside the ten yard line, but
two interceptions and a
fourth down goal line stand
by the Braves left the Sharks
high and dry, with no points
on the score board.
Offensively the only real
bright spot of the night was
Dexter Baxter's reception of
two Robert Harris' passes
for 80 yards. But, three inter-
ceptions by the Braves
helped kill St. Joe's scoring
opportunities.
DeFuniak got the game
underway as they took the
opening kickoff and drove
the ball 79 yards down the
field to the 21 yard line. The
Shark defense rose to the oc-
casion and separated the
Braves' fine running back
Dexter McNabb from the
ball. Robert Harris jumped
on the fumble to stop the


the half, St. Joe put together
its first real offensive effort
of the night. The Sharks took
advantage of good field posi-
tion at the Braves' 42 yard
line. With a third and long on
the 37 yard line, Harris con-
nected with Dexter Baxter
for a 28 yard pass play, set-
ting up a first and goal on the
nine yard line. The "Flee-
Flicker" play backfired on
the Sharks, as the halfback
pass by Josh Jenkins, was
picked off by the Braves in
the end zone, killing another
scoring opportunity for the
Sharks.
On the Braves' first pos-
session in the second half,
they took control of the game,
as they drove from their own
nine yard line, 91 yards for
the first points of the night.
The extra point attempt fail-


ed, but the Braves had
scored all they would need as
they jumped out front 6-0.
The Sharks made it look as
though a fire had been lit
under them when they got
their hands back on the ball.
With a second and nine from
their own 36 yard line,
SRobert Harris completed a
61 yard pass play, once
again, to Dexter Baxter, who
was stopped just three yards
short of the goal line. In four
downs, the Sharks managed
to get the ball within six in-
ches of the tying score, but
wez, stopped on a fourth
down play. Once again they
turned the ball over to the
Braves' offense as Stan
Peters fumbled the ball
away after being stopped
short of the goal line.
After going to the well


The agony of defeat Is shown by Robert Harris.


three times and coming up
empty, St. Joe didn't mount
another serious threat in the
game. Both teams' defense
stopped each other cold in
the remainder of the fourth
quarter, as the Braves earn-
ed the right to advance in
state play-off competition. .
Offensively the Sharks
managed only 150 total
yards. Dexter Baxter was
the bright spot for St. Joe as
he caught two passes for 80
yards for the night. Harris
lead all rushers with 11
rushes for 26 yards.


Robert Harris did it all for
the Sharks as he lead the
defensive unit with 12
tackles. Dexter Baxter and
Joe Norton had 10 tackles
each and Curtis Ray and
Doug Robinson had nine
tackles each to lead the
defensive unit.
YARD STICK &
SJ DeFun;
First Downs 7 11
Rushing 29-77 43-221
Passing 3/9/3-73 3/4-25
Total Yds. 150 24i
Punts 3-44 4-1Z
Penalties 4-20 2-34


Stanley Peters (33) tries to '' -I"
dive over the goal line but is K4
stopped short.
Wayne Stevens, offensive coach for the Sharks tallis to the team during a time.out just
before a crucial play.

Cearley Aids
MMI's Team
Marion Military Institute's--
undefeated 1985 college foot-
ball team posted a season
record of 9 and 0, a record
that included five victories
over the JV's of four major
NCAA gridiron powers. the
MMI eleven downed Auburn
twice, Georgia Tech, Ten-
nessee, and Georgia.
Contributing to the team
from Port St. Joe was Dwight I
Cearly.

Ducks Unltd.
Dinner Is
Postponed --.


Gulf County Chapter of
Ducks Unlimited has post-
poned their annual dinner
banquet indefinitely. Those
who have made reservations
will be notified as soon as a
new date is set.

Rifle Club
The December meeting of
the Gulf Rifle Club has been
cancelled due to storm dam-
age to their facilities.


The first state board of
health was formed in
Massachusetts in 1870.


Here It Is, Billy!

To Billy Traylor

It is with great regret that I congrattlate you and
your Gators on their November 30 "SUgar Bowl"
victory. As promised I now apologize for
anything I may have said that might have
sounded derogatory toward the University of
Florida. IF I am guilty of this it was purely
unintentional. Enjoy this because you'll be
writing me next year.

ARDEN STEPHENS
\ /


Doug Robinson, (42) is shown sacking DeFunlak's quarterback as his teammates Ter-
rance Farmer and Joe Norton close in to help.
-Star photos
scoring threat.
The Sharks' first scoring
chance came late in the first
quarter, as the Braves went
back to punt from their own
43 yard line, The center
snapped the ball over the
punter's head. When the
punter finally caught up with
the ball on theP99yard line, ,.m~ 1
Doug Robinson and Randy.
Wilder had caught up with
him, giving the Sharks a first
and goal from there. But on
second down a Robert Har-
ris' pass, intended for Doug
Robinson, was intercepted in
the end zone stalling the
Sharks' scoring chance.
With time running out in

Dexter Baxter is shown I MP. .- -W" _
just before he ii brought
down on the three yard line,
following a 61 yard pass
reception. -


CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
Saturday, December 7
American Legion Post 106 Building
7th Street, Apalachicola
10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Interesting Gift Items, Arts
and Crafts, Baked Goods
White Elephant Sale
by the American Legion Auxiliary


Memorial Fund
for Quinlan
A memorial fund has been
established at Florida Na-
tional Bank to help cover
funeral expenses for Nor-
man Quinlan, a former Port
St. Joe resident. Mr. Quin-
lan's body will be returned
here for burial.
Funeral arrangements are
incomplete at this time.

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1985


PAGE SEVEN


Wewahitchka Elementary School Releases Honor Students' Names


Wewahitchka Elementary
School has recently released
their honor roll for the second
si weeks.
FIRST GRADE
ALL A's
Amber Rowland, Michelle


Eye
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By: Wesley
Grace

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They are somewhat more ex-
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Sunglass wearers who take
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Owens, Kim Prescott, Mar-
garet Kelsoe, David Hy-
smith, Russell McKnight,
Judith Birmingham, Bran-
don Brogdon, Jeremy Hy-
smith, Carina Patterson, Bri-
an Pippin, Joshua Taunton,
Amanda Davis, and William
Mims.
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Deondray Fisher, Tracy
Gray, Crystal Hill, Amanda
Shavers, Ed Sumner, Alex
Caster, Donnie Daniels, Kel-
ly Fussell, Shena Jones, Billy
Parker, Chaleena Williams,
Chris Yand, Rachel Grahl,
Shaun Meredith, Shawn Mor-
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Jones, April Jones, Roy
Buchanan, Sean Bailey, Yo-


landa Hughes, Rodney
Small, Roy Striplin, Brandi
Brogdon, David Jamerson,
and Adam Taunton.
SECOND GRADE
ALL A's
Chip Field, Jason Fisher,
Jennifer Holmes, Jeffrey
Thomas, Kim Dietz, Crystal
Gaskin, Cameron Totman,
Heather Webb, and Ann
Justus.
A&B
Norman Jones, Grover
Crutchfield, Chassidy Cal-
houn, Debra Causey, Christi-
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Eric Gray, Kenya Gray,
Krissi Hanlon, Nichy Holley,
Michael Kemp, Marlene


Mitchell, Augustus Russ,
Brian Thomas, Leeta Bucha-
ran, Dusty Daniels, Chris
Edwards, John Henderson,
Petra Lester, Eva Stroman,
and Dana Thomas.
THIRD GRADE
ALL A's
Leigh Simmons, Corrina
Copeland, Stephen Hollope-
ter, Kelli Jones, Will Sumner,
Diana Causey, Casey Kelley,
Kim Kizziah, Lori Ann Lay-
ton, Ray Long, and Allen
Roberts.
A&B
Shanna Forehand, Cora
Hathcox, Angleia Kelsoe,
Dawn Plotke, Andy Ray,
John Chambliss, Latrell


Kent, Brian Loveless, Lee
Mims, Rachel Myers, Kas-
sidy Gray, Melissa Alder-
man, Kizzy Barnes, Brad
Causey, Tranum McLemore,
Sharon Holmes, Jason Kret-
zer, Lee Laurimore, Lane
Loveless, and Dana Majors.
FOURTH GRADE
ALL A's
Danny Taunton, Heather
Goodwin, Jeremy Pridgeon,
Shebretia Daniels, Madena
Castleberry, Tammy Daivs,
Mari Goodrich, Connie La-
nier, Kyle McLemore, Amy
Rich, Cathy Tremain and
Beau Whitfield.
A&B
Jessica Calhoun, Tonya


Johnson, Kelvin Williams,
Cindy Pickron, Ursula
Brown. Daniel Sims, Terry
Addison, Jennifer DeMille,
Jeremy Nunery, Jeff
Holmes, Nickey Majors,
Preston Cunningham, Wel-
don Davis, Melinda Pearson,
and Lashonda Small.
FIFTH GRADE
ALL A's
Casi Lindsey, Amy Davil-
la, Brandy Beatty, and Mat-
thew Godwin.
A&B
Misty Garrett, Carrie Red-
mon, Theresa Dietz, Janice
Mincy, Julie Stewart, Joy
Davis, Ben Linton, Kevin
Martin, Heather McLemore,


College Day Program


The Guidance Department
of Port St. Joe Junior-Senior
High School is sponsoring a
College Day Program for
juniors and seniors on Fri-
day, December 6. Parents of
juniors and seniors are also
invited to attend and meet
with the college representa-
tives.
; The College Day program
Swill be at Port St. Joe High
School from 9:00 10:45 a.m.
on Friday, December 6.


Over twenty college repre-
sentatives will be available
to explain the variety of
programs offered -by their
schools, including admission
requirements, financial aid
available, and unique pro-
grams.
This program will allow
the students and parents the
opportunity to get direct
information on the schools
they may be thinking of
attending after high school
graduation.


Seniors Bringing Santa to Visit


Port St. Joe is going to get
Sa special treat this week.
Santa Claus has just been in
touch with the Senior Citizens
Association. He informed us
'that he has been asked to
have his picture taken by a
lot of boys and girls around,
the panhandle area.
Mrs. William B. Dye and Myrtle Childers are shown with two historical books which the This Saturday he has gra-
St. Joseph Bay Chapter DAR is presenting to the local Corinne C. Gibson Memorial Library ciously accepted an invita-
here in Port St. Joe. tion to sit in one of the nice

Historical Books Presented to rckersinRoche'sFurniture


Society b)
-Mrs. L.L. Copenhaver, Sr.,
associate member of St.


Mrs. Copenhaver
Joseph Bay Chapter DAR tion of the Corrine Costin
from Nashville, Tennessee; Gibson Memorial Library.
has presented genealogical
books including "Thirty-se- This collection has grown
ven Thousand Early Georgia steadily with gifts and me-
Marriages" and "History of morials during the chapter's
Mississippi" to Mrs. Myrtle ten year history and is
Childers, chapter librarian, available to those interested
D hesehoaa wilJWbeplaced.I in ,genealogy.. and apily,
the DAR's genealogical sec-. history.


Beach VFD Bazaar Sat,
Due to the inclement wea- day in the fire hall on 14th St.,
their last week, the ladies December 7. Come and pur-
auxiliary of the Mexico chase some of the goodies for
Beach VFD will hold its Christmas gift giving. The
handcrafts bazaar on Satur- bazaar begins at 9:00 a.m.


and Appliance store on Reid
Ave. in Port St. Joe, He will
be there from 2:00 p.m. until
5:00 p.m. to visit' with the
boys and girls in 'this area.
He will have a little treat for
each and everyone.
He will pose for polaroid
pictures with the children.
The price will be $2.00 for
each picture. These funds
will be used to provide
assistance to the senior citi-
zens program.


HIGHLAND VIEW

BAPTIST CHURCH
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Nursery Provided JIMMY CLARK, Pastor


Lillie Mae Davis, Kent Hays,
Ernest Jones, Sheneka No-
ble, Michael Stringfellow,
Sandy Sullivan, Danny Turn-
er, and Lonnie Wymes.
SIXTH GRADE
ALL A's
Danielle Gillis and Tracy
Davis.
A&B
Philip Goodwin, Cindy
Griffin, Holly Herring, Emo-
ry Home, Kelly Nations,
Tony Werden, Verna Cain,
Stacy Davis, Stacie McGill
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PAGEEIGT TH STR, ort t. oe, ~n.THUSDAY DEEMBE 5,198


MINUTES.


The Gulf County School
Board met in regular session
on October 8, 1985 at 9:00
a.m. in the Gulf County
Courthouse in Port St. Joe.
The following members were
present: Oscar Redd, Way-
lon Graham, Ted Whitfield,
and James Hanlon. Board
member Raffield was ab-
sent. The Superintendent was
also present.


Public
BID NUMBER M anad M7-A
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida, in-
vites bids on the attached specifica-
tions.
One (1) 1916 Model 4-door Sedan
Police Package, Bid No. 307;
One (1) 196 Model door edan, Bid
No. 307-A.
All bids shall meet specifications or
be an approved equal. Bids shall be
sealed in an envelope and plainly
marked "Bid No. 37 and/or Bid No.
3W-A". The City of Port St. Joe re-
serves the right to accept any or all
bds, waive any formalities, and to .
choose the bid deemed best to meet the
City's needs. Bids must be good for 30
days'after opening. Al bids F.O.B.,
Port St. Joe, Florida.
Bids must be submitted to the City
-Clerk's Office, P. O. Box 278, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456, on or before 5:00
P.M., EST, December 17, 195. Bid
opening wlllbe heldatthe RegularCi-
ty Conmisson Meeting, December 17,
19M5, at 8:00 P.M., EST, in the
Municipal Building, Port St. Joe,
Florida,
THECITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
By: Is/ L. A. Farris,
CityAuditor-Clerk
- 2t12/5
N THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
TIE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY.
Case No. 85-285
GULF COUNTY FARMS, INC.,
a Florida corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
HENRY T. BURG and
ROSE M. BURG,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: HENRY T. BURG and ROSE M.
BURG
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose an AgrVe-
ment for Deed on real property situate
in Gulf County, Florida, described as
-follows, to-wit:
FARMS 147, 148 and 149, Gulf
County Farms, Unit Five. Com-
mence at the NWcorner of Section
30, Township 5 South, Range 9
West, Gulf County, Florida, thence
South 309'3'0" East along the West
line of said Section 30 for 3224.57
feet; thence North 71'43'40" East
for 494.52 feet to the Point of
Beginning; thence continue North
71n43'40" East for 340 feet to the
'Westerly right-of-way line of a 60
foot street; thence South 18116'20"
East along said Westerly right-of-
way line for 520.00 feet; thence
South 71043'40" West for 340.00
feet; thence North 1816'20" West
--for 520.00 feet to the Point of
Beginning, containing 4.00 acres,
more or less.
YOU ARE REQUIRED to serve a
copy of your written defenespif ay, ,
b totbe-action .on-petitioners attorney ,
whose name and address is THOMAS
S. GIBSON, Post Office Box 39, Port
St. Joe, Florida 3256, on or before
January 13, 1986 and file the original
with the clerk of circuit court, either
before service on Petitioner's attorney
or immediately thereafter; otherwise,
a default will be entered to the relief
demanded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
court on the 2nd day of December,
-1985.
JERRY T. GATES, as Clerk
of the Court, Gulf County, Florida
COUNTYSEAL 4t 12/5
iN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
TEE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY.
CaseNo. 85-28
-GULF COUNTY FARMS, INC.,
a Florida coorratlons,
Plaintiff,
JOHN G. GIBSON
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JOHN G. GIBSON
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose an Agree-
ment for Deed on real property situate
in Gulf County, Florida, described as
follows, to-wit:
The Easterly % of Farm #77 .(2
acres Ipore or less), plus the adja-
Scent 8 acres on Highway 71, Gulf
County Farms Unit Two. Commence
- at the NW corner of Section 30,
Township 5 South, Range' 9 West,
Gulf County, Florida. Thence North
86'27'22" East along thrtNorthlineof
said Section 30 for 2853.86 feet to the
Westerly right-of-way line of State
Road 71; thence South l816'20" East
along said right-of-way line for
1660.00 feet to Point of Beginning.
Thence continue South 18P16'20"
East for 720.00 feet; thence South
71'43'40" West for 726.00 feet; thence
North 1816'20" West for 480.00 feet;
thence North 71'43'40" East for
363.00 feet; thence North 18'16'20"
West for 240.00 feet; thence North
71'43'40" East for 363.00 feet to the
Point of Beginning, containing 10
acres more or less.
YOU ARE REQUIRED to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if any,
to the action on petitioner's attorney
whose name and address is THOMAS
S. GIBSON, Post Office Box 39, Port
St. Jae, Florida 32456, on or before
January 13, 1986 and file the original
with the clerk of circuit court, either
: before service on Petitioner's attorney
or immediately thereafter; otherwise,
: a default will be entered to the relief
Demanded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
: court on the 2nd day of December,
:1985.
: JERRY T. GATES, as Clerk
: of the Court, Gulf County, Florida
COUNTY SEAL 4t 12/5
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
-THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY.
Case No.85-283
"GULF COUNTY FARMS, INC.,
a Florida corporation,


Plaintiff,
vs.
ROBERT SPENCER and
PEARLIE MAE SPENCER,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ROBERT SPENCER and
PEARUE MAE SPENCER
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose an Agree-
ment for Deed on real property situate
Sin Gulf County, Florida, described as
* follows, to-wit:
-'Te Southerly % of Farm #90,
Gulf County Farms, Unit III, more
particularly described as follows:
Commence at the NW corner of Sec-
tion 30, Township 5 South, Range 9


. School Board


Chairman Redd presided
and the meeting was opened
with prayer by Graham and
followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance.
The Board recognized Ja-
son Miller, a sixth grade
student at Wewahitchka El-
ementary School, who found
$690.00 in cash at a football
game and turned it in to the
concession stand.


Notices
West, Gulf County, Florida. Then
South 303'30" East along the West
line of said Section 30 for 1036.89 feet
to the Point of Beginning. Thence
North 71'43'40" East for435.20feetto
the Westerly right-of-way line of a 60
foot street; thence South 1816'0".
East along said Westerly right-of-
way line for 275.00 feet; thence South
7143'40" West for 509.98 feet to said
West line of Section 30; thenceNorth
303'30" West along said West line
for 284.99 feet to the Point of Beginn-
ing, containing 3.00 acres more or
less.
YOU ARE REQUIRED to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if any,
to the action on petitioner's attorney
whose name and address is THOMAS
S. GIBSON, Post Office Box 39, Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456, on or before
January 13; 1986 and file the original
with the clerk of circuit court, either
before service on Petitioner's attorney
or immediately thereafter; otherwise,
a default will be entered to the relief
demanded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
court on the 2nd day of December,
1985.
JERRY T. GATES, as Clerk
of the Court, Gulf County, Florida
COUNTYSEAL 4t112/5

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY.
IN RE: The Marriage of
MARC ERNEST ROBIDOUX,
Husband, Respondent,
And
LORETTA JEAN MESSER
ROBIDOUX,
Wife, Petitioner.
NOTICE OF SUIT
TO: Marc Ernest Robidoux
c/o 28 Walnut Street
Ware, MASS 01082
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED a
Petition for Dissolution of Marriage
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your
Answer or other response to the Peti-
tion on Petitioner's Attorney:
ROBERT M. MOORE
P. O. Box 248
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
and file the original thereof in the Cir-
cuit Court Clerk's Office, Gulf County
Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456, on or before the 2nd day of
January, 1966. If you fail to do so, a
Final Judgment for the relief sought
may be granted by Default.
DATED this the 2nd day of
December, 1985.
JERRY T. GATES,
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tonya Knox, Deputy Clerk
4t12/5

IN THEi-CIRCUT ,r OURT, FOUR- t
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY.
IN RE: The Marriage of
DAVID LLOYD WATSON,
Respondent, Husband,
And
MARY ELLEN GARRETT WATSON,
Petitioner, Wife
NOTICE OF SUIT
TO: David Lloyd Watson
Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED a
Petition for Dissolution of Marriage
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your
Answer or other response to the Peti-
tion on Petitioner's Attorney:
ROBERT M. MOORE
P. O. Box248
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
and file the original thereof in the Cir-
cuit Court Clerk's Office, Gulf County
Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, on
or before the 19th day of December,
1985. If youfail to do so, a Final Judg-
ment for the relief sought may be
granted by Default.
DATED this the 12th day of
November, 1985. -
JERRY T. GATES,
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tonya Knox, Deputy Clerk
4t 1121
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF GULF
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
SNOTICE is hereby given that on the
21st day of November, 1985, pursuant
to a Writ of Execution issued in the
County Court of Leon County, Florida,
Case Number 64-3713 in the cause of
STATE WIDE COLLECTION COR-
PORATION, PLAINTIFF, vs.
JOHNEESE EXUM, DEFENDANT,
I, AL HARRISON, SHERIFF OF
GULF COUNTY, FLORIbA, have
levied upon the property of the defen- /
dant, to-wit:
One (1) 1979 Aspen, 2 door
VIN: FLA9B105202DO
TAG: IEY014
On the 17th day of December, 1985 at
Two O'clock (2:00) (EST) in the after-
noon on the steps of the Gulf County
Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, I
will offer for sale said property for
cash to the highest bidder, subject to
all prior liens, if any, to satisfy said
Writ of Execution.
Is/ AL HARRISON, SHERIFF
Gulf County, Florida 4t 11/21

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY.
IN RE: The Marriage of
LOU ORELL FOX,
Husband, Petitioner,
And
NELLIE ANN WHITFIELD FOX,
Wife, Respondent.
NOTICE OF SUrr
TO: Nellie Ann Whitfield Fox
Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED a
Petition for Dissolution of Marriage


has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your
Answer or other response to the Peti-
tion on Petitioner's Attorney:
ROBERT M. MOORE
P. O. Box 248
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
and file the original thereof in the Cir-
cult Court Clerk's Office, Gulf County
Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, on'
or before the 19th day of December,
1985. If you fail to do so, a Final Judg-
ment for the relief sought may be
granted by Default.
DATED this the 13th day of
November, 1985.
JERRY T. GATES,
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /a/ Tonya Knox, Deputy Clerk


The president of Port St.
Joe Elementary School PTA
met with the board and
discussed the possibility of
school board matching funds
for the purchase of Educa-
tional Materials and Recrea-'
tioi.al Equipment to be used
at Port St. Joe Elementary
School. A motion was made
by Mr. Graham; second by
Whitfield to match $1,365.00
for this project.
On motion by Whitfield,
second by Hanlon, the min-
utes of September 10, 17, and
20, 1985 were approved. The
vote was unanimous.
On motion by Hanlon,
secdhd by Graham, the
Board voted unanimously to
approve the following per-
sonnel matters for the 1985-86
school year:
Accepted the resignation of
Roy Whitfield effective Sep-
tember 15, 1985.
Approved the employment
of Lillian Templeman as a
teacher at Port St. Joe
Elementary School.
Approved Chris Earley as
Interim Head Football Coach
- Athletic Director at Port St.
Joe High School effective
September 18, 1985.
Approved the employment
of Rebecca Weathermon as a
clerk typist in the athletic
office and teacher aide in the
music department four
hours per day at Port St. Joe
High School effective Sep-
tember 27, 1985.
Approved teacher contract
pay for Wanda Lee and
Madge Semmes for substitut-
ing mcre than ten consecu-
tive days at Wewahitchka
High School.
Approved the employment
of Rex Allan Rekstis for a,
teaching position at Wewa-
hitchka High School effective
September 23, 1985.
Approved Rex Rekstis as
assistant junior high football
coach.
Approved Joni Rekstis to
the position of cheerleader
sponsor.
Accepted a request for
maternity leave from' Julie
Creamer beginning Novem-
ber 12 through February 12,
1986. The Board also ap-
proved Mrs. Creamer to use
her accumulated sick days
and annual leave days as
maternity leave.
Approved the employment
of Brenda Stallworth and
Diana Julius for employment
in the custodial department
at Port St. Joe Elementary
School, five hours per day,
effective October 14, 1985.
On motion by Whitfield,
second.by Hanlon, the Board
voted' iamoii1ii ly' tiit Aga-
tha divers arid Kelley Smith
be allowed to attend adult
school.
The Board reviewed cor-
respondence from president
of the Wewahitchka Elemen-
tary School PTO requesting
matching funds in purchas-
ing an electric popcorn ma-
chine. On motion by Hanlon,
second- by Graham, the
Board approved to match
these funds in the amount of
$412.50.
The Board tabled corres-
pondence from Bay County
School Board regarding out-
of-county students attending
Bay County Schools.
'The Board granted per-
mission for the United States
Slo-Pitch Softball Associa-
tion to use. the baseball
facility during the weekend
of June 6-8 for a baseball
tournament pending proper
insurance coverage.
On motion by Hanlon,
second by Whitfield, the
Board voted unanimously to
approve the following pro-
gram matters.
Approved the Pupil Pro-
gression Plan Revision.
Approved Occupational
Therapy Contract with ABC
Rehabilitation Service in Pa-
nama City for 1985-86.
Approved Chapter II Pro-
ject Amendment.
Approved School Health
Service Plan for 1985-86.
Approved year long begin-
ning teacher program parti-
cipants for the 1985-86 school
year as follows: beginning
teachers Duane McFarland,
Lillian Templeman, Joseph
Burleson, Lynn Kane, Mich-
ael Keller, Lee Ann Stafford,
Harold Thomas, Thomas Col-
lins, Joni Rekstis, Rex Reks-
tis, Martha Riles; peer
teachers William Lane,
Betty Anchors, Sarah Turn.
er, Maxine Gant, Martha
Sanborn, Charles Osborne,
Charles Cleckley, Margaret
Addison, Carol Kelley, Etna
Gaskin; other professional
educators Harry Herring-
ton, Barbara Shirley-Scott,
Temple Watson, Helen Ram-
sey, Chris Earley, Catherine
Ramsey, and Betty Bidwell.
The Board reviewed c(-


respondence from Gulf Coast
Electric` Cooperative, Inc.
regarding the Wewahitchka
High School Air Conditioner
service. No action necessary.
On motion by Graham,
second by Hanlon, the Board
approved an amendment to
the 1985-86 salary schedule
regarding school board
members.
The Board also authorized
travel expenses up to $150.00
per month for the district's
two high school principals
retroactive to July, 1985.
The Board reviewed each


PAGE EIGHT


THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1985


Glory be! You can't say life
is boring around here. Hurri-
cane Kate surely has made a
mess of things, including the
changes in the school sche-
dule the past couple of weeks.
Kate forced us to take off
three days, then allowed us to
return for one and a half. We
were then released again for
the holiday vacation that was
already planned for us. Cra-
zy, huh? Well, at least we
were able to celebrate the
greatest blessing of all this
past Thanksgiving, the safe-
ty of our family and friends.


Because of the i
BY the Junior Miss Pal
SHARON postponed, but i
MILLER rescheduled for
January 11 at 7:30 p
high school Comm
Advance tickets a


sold now by the contestants.
Get yours right away so you
won't miss out on the best
show yet!'

Our St. Joe spirit shined
through once again, when the
"Sharks" came out on top
against Sneads, 33-21. This
.win got the team riled up and
ready to play in the regional
playoffs. Although the
"Sharks" lost their last game
of the season to DeFuniak,
0-6, they put up an excellent
fight clear to the end. We
Port St. Joe football fans
would like to commend you


"Sharks" on a great season
of sportsmanship, hard work,
and determination to be the
best. You have definitely
proved to us that you are the
greatest. Farewell, guys.
Shark basketball opened
up its season when they
played against the Bay High
Tornadoes in Panama City
Tuesday night. The final
score was not released in
time for this week's column,
but I will be sure to announce
the outcome in my next one.
Friday, December 6th, the
"Sharks" will travel out of
town again to take on the
Florida High Demons at 2:00
p.m. EST. The "Sharks" will
finally play basketball on
their own home courts Tues-
day, December 10 against the
Blountstown Tigers begin-


VFW Moves Its Meeting Place;


Post Home Damaged Again


The Post Home of VFW
Post Number 10069 has again
sustained damages. Hurri-
cane Kate, as she blew
through this area caused


cost center's budget. No
action necessary.
On motion by Whitfield,
second by Hanlon, the Board
voted unanimously that the
bills be paid.
On motion by Whitfield,
second by Hanlon, the Board
unanimously approved the
following matters:
Aopted Eudcational Equity
Rules to comply with federal
and state regulations prohi-
biting discrimination as fol-
lows: "No person in this state
shall, on the basis of race,
sex, national origin, marital
status, or handicap, be ex-
cluded from participation in,
be denied the benefits of, or
be subjected to discrimina-
tion under any education
program or activity, or in
any employment condition or
practices." (Section 228.2001,
F.S.)
Approved plans for the
expenditure of the state
sponsored Meritorious
School Program for each
school.
Accepted. a proposal from
Charles Gaskin; Architect; to
furnish complete Architect
and Engineering services for
the entire project of the
addition to Wewahitchka El-


damages to the building's
roof, ceiling and walls.
The next meeting of- the
Post is scheduled for Decem-
ber 10, 1985, at 7:30 p.m. The


ementary School arid for any
other work deemed necessa-
ry with periodic inspections
and take care of the necessa-
ry form work to satisfy State
Board of Education.
Approved a list of proper-
ties from Port St. Joe High
School and County Office as
surplus and should be re-
moved from property re-
cords.
Approved two new bus
stops in the Port St. Joe area.
Accepted a proposal from
the insurance Committee for
a renewal with the Liberty
Life Insurance Company for
the 1985-86 school year.
Agreed to include retired
Gulf County School Board
employees with thirty years
of service be entitled to
attend home athletic events
at a reduced rate of $1.00.
The -Board reviewed cor-
respondence from,the princi-
pal of Wewahitchka High
School regarding Baccalau-
reate and Commencement
dates. This matter was ta-
bled until the .November
-"meeting. -- .. 'o :"
There being no further
business, the meeting ad-
journed to meet again on
November 5, 1985 at 5:30 p.m.


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meeting has been relocated
to the Motel St. oe, 2nd floor,
for the general membership
and the ladies auxiliary.
Another fund raiser has
been planned by the VFW
Post for December 14, 1985.
The Post is going to have a
fish fry and flea market sale.
This event will be located on
Reid Ave. and Fifth St. next
to the City Hall. The flea
market will start at 8:00 a.m.
and the fish fry will com-
mence at 10:30 a.m. Come
and shop, and enjoy a good
fish fry ($3.00) and the
fixings.
For the above mentioned
flea market the VFW is
respectfully requesting dona-
tions of clothing, toys, books,
tools, etc. If you are able to
donate an item please call
George Coody at 227-1777 or
drop your donations at the
Arts and Craft Shop located
on the corner of Reid Ave.
and Third St.


SHARON MILLER


ning at 6:30 p.m. Help the
team start their season off
right by attending the games.
The Band of Gold is now
selling beautiful pocket ca-
lendars for $2.50 and Christ-
mas cards for $4.50 per box.
Begin filling your shopping
list by contacting any mem-
ber.
That's all for now folks.


Shark Beat


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this month our beautiful 3 Bedroom
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including forced air heat by Trane. All
that's left for you to do is to install floor
covering of your choice, paint interior
walls and trim, connect to outside
utilities and move in.


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3303 West Highway 98


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be installed by Jim Walter Homes.
- Complete outside finished (No walks,
driveways or landscaping) Pier and
precast base foundation Double floors
- Complete wiring to local codes All
plumbing including kitchen and bath
with tub and shower All walls finished
with wallboard ready to be painted
SSheathing under siding Insulated with
3W" walls and floor R 11...6" ceiling R 19
* All inside doors and trim
* Forced air heat by Trane

Financing 10% Fixed
annual percentage rate
for this and all other models.


AT THIS PRICE NO OTHER DISCOUNTS APPLY. OUR STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS
MEET MOST CODES, HOWEVER, IF STATE OR LOCAL CODES REQUIRE ADDITIONAL
FOUNDATION, FRAMING OR OTHER MODIFICATIONS, AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE WILL
BE NECESSARY.

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lost a friendly, smiling per-
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in Glass Parties? Well you
can now contact her by call-
ing Judy Fuller at 227-7284.
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MEXICO BEACH
RENTALS
Off Season Monthly
Rentals from $155.00/mo.
to $500.001mo. plus some
Year round rentals left.





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INC.
REALTOR
648-5716


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THF STAR, Port St. Joe, Fia.-- THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1985 PAGE NINE


House at 621 Madison St.,
Oak Grove. 2 bedroom, bath,
chain link fence, utility shed.
Call 227-1490. 2tp 12/5
For Sale: 12x60' trailer set
Sup without building porch.
Partially furnished. New
wiring thruout, new floors.
CAl after 5 p.m. to see,
648-8274 Andy Matincheck.
$6,000 firm. 2tp 12/5
Two lots 60x160' on Palm
Blvd. $17,000 for both.
648-8238. 2tp 12/5
1.3 acres in Overstreet,
$6,000. 785-9919 or 785-8668.
4tc 12/5
14x70' mobile home,
* l(x20' glassed family room,
2 full baths, lot 75x150'. 1
block from Gulf, $44,000. Call
648-334. 2tc 12/5
St. Joe Beach: Frame
home, handy man's special,
$25,000.00. 1, block, from
beih, 2 bdrm., 1 ba., fam.
rm., located on Americus,
between Desoto & Cortez. To
inspect call 648-5334. Financ-
ing available. 2tc 12/5
For Sale: 5 yr. old brick
home on a lot% near schools.
3 bdrms., 2 baths, liv. rm.,
formal din. rm., kitchen, den
with fireplace, dbl. car gar-
age, sep. utility rm., cypress
privacy fence. Priced at
$75,000. Call 229-8732.
4tp 12/5
Blue Haven Condos in Gulf
Aire. 2 ba., fully loaded kit-
chen, ice maker, etc.,
washer, dryer, ceiling fan,
deck, priv. den, etc.
904/674-4455. tfc 12/5




-NEW LISTINGS:
St. Joe Beach: Gulf St. 3 of the best
lots available, fully grassed & fenc-
ed plus 3 bdrm., 1 ba mobil
home. $5,0 :00 .
Near OveRftriee4? lrge 3 bdri 2'
ba. house with den & shop on 5
acres, $60,000.
Overstreet: 5 acres, owner financ-
ing, $14,000.



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ST. JOSEPH BAY REALTY
Call 648-5716


For Sale by Owner: Nice
home in nice neighborhood
located near schools. Home
includes 3 bdrm., 24i ba.,
"large" great groom, effi-
ciency kitchen, formal din.
rm., laundry rm., dbl. car
garage, and Ig. deck in back.
House sits on 11/2 lots located
at 2005 Juniper Ave. Priced
at $74,500. House includes
many extras! Shown by
appt. only. Absolutely no
drop ins. Call Glen Combs
for appt. 227-1689.
tfc 11/7




:3 bdrm., 1,2 ba. home in
excellent neighborhood with
cen. h&a, carpet with fenced
back yard. On corner lot, 1
block from PSJ Elementary.
Available Dec. 1st. For infor-
mation call 674-585' even-
ings. 4tp ll-14
For Rent: St. Joe Beach. 1
bedroom apartment, 1 block
from beach. Stove & refrig.
furnished, deposit, no pets.
229-8747 or 227-1450.
tfc 10/31
For Rent: Available Oc-
tober 1, two bdrm. nice
apartment. $295 per month.
Reasonable damage deposit
required. No Pets! Located
at 606 Woodward Ave. Call
227-1689. tfc 11/7
Room for Rent: By day,
week, month. Air cond., TV.
Thames Hotel 229-8723. 302
Reid Ave. tfc 7/8
For Rent: Mini-warehouse
storage. For more informa-
tion call 229-6332. tfc 11/7
For Rent: Mobile home
lots, Rustic Sands Camp-
grounds. 648-5229.
tfc 8/29
No need for wet carpets.
S-Dry clean then with HOST.
Use rooms right away. Rent
machine. St. Joe Furniture.
227-1251.
1 bdrm. furnished apart-
ment and 1 bdrm. unfurnish-
ed apartment at 1508 Long
Ave. Deposit required. No
pets. Call after 6. 229-6825.
tfc 10/3
Two bedroom partially
furnished apartment for
rent. Call 648-8295
tf 10/24


HANNON REALTY, Inc.
(904) 227-1450


FRANK HANNON, Broker
SALES ASSOCIATES
Evenings and Weekends:
Margaret Hale 648-5659
Frances Chason 229-8747
Larry McArdle 227-1551


HOMES
Port St. Joe: NEW LISTING: 3 bedroom. 1 bath, on 2 lots, fireplace, carport,
real pine paneling throughout. 1 mile from Gulf. close to school. church,
and town. Assumable mortgage. $37,200.
Port St. Joe: 4 bedroom, 1 bath frame house on,2 lots, cen. h&a, fenced
yard. $37,000.
Port St. Joe: Large two story house on corner lot. 4 bdrms.. 1 '/bath. Chain
link fence, new roof. $37,500.
Port St. Joe: Good neighborhood. 3 bedroom, 1%' bath, den. fireplace,
patio, outside storage, two lots. $37.500.
Highland View: Excellent view of bay. 2 bedroom, 1 bath stucco. Possible
owner financing, $32.000.
Oak Grove: House in excellent condition, 3 bdrm.. 2 bath. Screen porch.
outside storage, shaded lot. $37,000.
Ward Ridge, Like new 3 bedroom. 2 bath screened porch, carpet, heat
pump, 1% landscaped lots on corner. Chain link fence. $49.500.
Port St. Joe: Older home in good condition. 2 or 3 bdrms.. 1% ba. Outside
workshop or efficiency apt., covered patio and carport, only $38.000.
Port St. Joe: Good rental property at 1610 Long. 3 bedroom. 1 bath. $29.500.
Port St. Joe: Masonry home in tip top shape, 2 bedroom. 1 bath, carport.
rice yard, $45,000.
Port St. Joe; Brick home only 3 yrs old. 3 bedroom. 2 bath, fireplace, garage.
screened porch, $62,000.
Port St. Joe: Stays rented, 2 bedroom. 1 bath, fenced yard. $27.000.
White City: Stocked fish pond and house on 5 acres. $40.000.
Howards Creek: Large 2 story home with plenty of room. 5 bedrooms. 2
bath. $47,900.
Mexico Beach: Beachside of Hwy. 98. Duplex, good for investment or rental
property. $94,500.
St. Joe Beach: Large frame home, newly remodeled. 3 bedroom. 2 bath.
fireplace, $50,000.
St. Joe Beach: Excellent buy 3 bedroom. 2 bath house on Hwy. 98. Extra lot
on Desoto. $80,000.
St. Joe Beach: Almost new stilt house. 2 bedroom. 1% bath. carport.
$69,500.
St. Joe Beach: Townhouse with super view, 3 bedroom. 2 bath, fireplace.
decks, parking.
LOTS
St. Joe Beach: Corner Coronado & Americus, $15,000.
Stonemlll Creek Area: 40 acres, cleared $40,000.
Gulf AIre: Gulf front 65'x180', $55,900.
St. Joe Beach: 3 lots 50'x125' each, 1 block from water, $45,000.
Mexico Beach: 100'x100' with water hook-up $8,800.
Ward Ridge: Lot 75'x150', $6,600.
Jones Homestead: 2 acres, $8,400.
St. Joe Beach: 1 lot on Balboa 50'x125' $16,000.
Overatreet: 2 acre plots on canal, $24,000.
St. Joseph Shores: 80' Gulf Front, Hwy. 98 to water.
Wewahltchka: 80 acres east of town, $69,000.
Port St. Joe: Close to business district 50x170', $8,000.
St. Joe Beach: Large tract 231' on Highway and waterfront.
White City: 1 acre on canal at bridge, $33,300.


Roy Smith


RIEM

For Rent: 2 bedroom fur-
nished trailer, $155 per mo.
On St. Joe Beach; 648-8862.
tfc 12/5
For Rent: 3 bedroom fur-
nished trailer, Victoria
Avenue, Highland View.
Deposit required. 229-6963.
2tc 12/5
For Rent: Thr,ee to four
bedroom, 1%/ bath, $275
month. 229-6879.
2 bedroom furnished
trailer for rent, $200 a
month, plus deposit. Fof
more information call
227-7291. tfc 11/7
Nice 2 bedroom home
located on St. Joseph Shores.
Completely furnished, all
you need to do is move in.
Call Karen, Moiday thru
Friday, at 227-1812.
tfc 10/17
Apartment for rent on
Mexico Beach. Furnished 2
bdrm., 1 ba. carpet, all elec.
- kitchen, cen. h&a, cable TV
& water included. No pets.
$300 a month. Call 648-5903.
9a.m. 6 p.m. tfc 10/10
3 bdrm. unfurnished house
in White City. Deposit re-
quired. No pets. Call after 6.
229-6825. tfc 10/3
Hwy. 98 & 28th St., Mexico
Beach. 2 bdrm., 1 ba. Walk-
ing distance to beach and
shopping, cen. h&a, Washer
hook-up, dishwasher, 3 ceil-
ing fans, new vinyl. $265 per
month lease. Call 385-7714
weekdays, 648-8789 weekend
evenings, or 575-3624 week-
day evenings. tfc9/5
Furnished house at 528 7th
Street. No children, no pets.
Call 648-5306. tfc 10/17
1 and 2 bedroom apart-
ments, cen. h&a, kitchen ful-
ly equipped. In town. Call
229-8221 day or night.
S" -' .-- tfe 10/31
Mobile home for rent: 2
bedrooms. Call 648-5316.
tfc 10/31
2 bedroom duplex unfur-
nished. Call Charles,
229-8282, after 5:00, call
670-8417. tfc 10/31
Nice 2 bdrm. apartment.
$250 per mo. Built-in porch.
W-u carpet, utility bldg.
Stove & refrig. furnished. 1st
St., Mexico Beach. 229-8549.
2tp 11/28





Christian couple to live in
as house parents in unwed
mother's home. Alive, Pan-
ama City, 769-6466.
tfc 12/5
POSITION VACANCY
Secretary to the Director of
Instruction, Gulf County
School Board Office, Cour-
thouse, Port St. Joe. Appli-
cants must have secretarial,
clerical, and bookkeeping
skills with computer exper-
ience preferred. Salary to be
determined from an approv-
ed salary schedule. Applica-
tion, job description and
salary schedule may be ob-
tained from the superinten-
dent's office. Written appli-
cations are required and
must be filed on or before
December 13. The Gulf
County School Board is an
equal opportunity employer.
2tc 1/5
GOVERNMENT JOBS
$16,040 $59,230/yr. Now Hir-
ing. Call 805-687-6000 ext.
R-6859 for current federal
list. .4tp 12/5
Woman to do houseclean-
ing, must live at beach. Call
648-5414. It 12/5

Now hiring for paper-
mill and chemical plant
work. From Pensacola to
Perry... welders, pipefit-
ters, iron workers,
millwrights. $8.00 to
$12.00/hr. Ph. 904/229-6736
br write Gulf Industrial
Contractors, P. O. Box 579,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
4tc 11/28


CLASSIFIED ADS
GET RESULTS!
TRY ONE!


Norweigan elk hound pup-
pies for sale, wormed and
shots. 10 weeks old. 229-6995.
King size water bed, all
oak. Never used. Call
229-8398, and ask for Manuel.
Asking $400, will negotiate.
Two Honda 750 Customs,
excellent buy on both.
648-5063. tfc 12/5
Kitchen cabinets, win-
dows, bathroom fixtures, re-
frigerator, 2 office desks and
much more. All used. For
more information call
648-5777.
1978 Terry Travel Trailer,
30' long, in excellent cond.
229-8174 after 5:30 p.m.
tfc 12/5
Dorothy's Ceramics
W. Fourth St., Wewa
20% off all greenware
thru Dec. 11, 1985

5 h.p. Black Cobra go cart
with roll bars, in very good
cond. Can be seen at 1806
Marvin Ave. Call 229-8719.
tfc 12/5
Formica top table, 2
chairs, $25; captain's bed,
$65, buffet chest $50.
2296879.
ATTENTION SMALL
FAMILIES: Are you paying
too much for health insur-
ance? Mutual of Omaha,
648-8557. 4tc 11/28
Firewood, all oak. Cut 6
weeks ago, long wheel base
truck load, over cord.
Delivered and stacked. $45.
Call 639-5513. 4tp 11/14
Western Auto open all day
on Wednesday starting Oc-
tober 9.
$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
fabric.
The Sewing Room
410A Reid Avenue
227-1151
tfc 6/7
A Real Bargain: 5 ton heat
pump and air conditioner.
Fold back door for a two car
garage, $700. Call 227-1612 or
see at 305 6th St., Charles
Brown. tfc 11-14

Autocraft gas heater,
55,000 btu, in good shape. Call
648-5605. tfc 11-14

Check K and D TV and
Sound for your hunting equip-
ment. CB radios, antennas,
and antenna hardware sup-
plies. tfc 11-14
Beautiful limited edition
prints of Overstriet Post Of-
fice in full color. Only 200
signed & numbered prints.
See them at Telephone Co.
Business Office. Price for
matted and framed print is
only $65.00. Christmas is
coming, don't miss out!
3 water pumps 'with
aerator, complete water sys-
tem. Make offer. Call
648-5316. tfc 10/31
Highland View
Church of God
BBQ CHICKEN
DINNERS
Dec. 7
12-5 p.m.
by Bill's Dollar Store
Plates: $3.00
Four 900-16 heavy duty
traction tires w/wheels. Ap-
prox. 5,000 mile use. $300
total or OBO. Call 227-1883
after 5 p.m. 3tc 12/5






Jeep CJ-5, low mileage,
good condition, $2,000. Call
648-8428.
1971 Chevrolet pickup
truck, 3/4 ton, lwb, 307 V-8,
am/fm cassette, $1,150. Call
Marshall Nelson 648-5688
after 5:00.
1976 Olds '98, 455 big block,
elec. windows, doors & seats.
Good cond. Must sell, $600


OBO. Call 648-8745 or see at
corner of Gulf & Alabama,
St. Joe Beach. tfc 12/5


SERVICE


Yard Sale: Saturday only,
9 a.m. until. 903 Long Ave.
Lots of Christmas gifts and
items.
Carport Sale: Friday and
Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7, toys,
what nots, curtains, enter-
tainment center, some-furni-
ture and misc. 1704 Garrison
Ave. 8 a.m.
Yard Sale: A little bit of
everything. Friday and Sat-
urday, 9 to 4. 1905 Long Ave.
Huge Yard Sale: Parker
home. 24th St., Hwy. 98,
Mexico Beach. Saturday,
Dec. 7. No early sales, rain
cancels.
Garage Sale: Dec. 7, 8:00
till 3:00.3 families, 1007 Mar-
vin Ave. Baby clothes, glass
ware and many useful items.
Garage Sale: New and us-
ed items! Arts and crafts!
Four families. Sat., Dec. 7, 9
a.m. 5 p.m., 1011 Woodward
Ave.
Big Yard Sale: Friday and
Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7, 9
a.m. 4 p.m. 5th Ave.,
Beacon Hill. Furniture,
clothing, household, toys,
shop, musical and many
other items.
Yard Sale: Carport Sale:
Fri., Sat., Dec. 6 and 7. Mex-
ico Beach, 26th St.,
Beachside. Third place, 9
a.m. 4 p.m.
Garage Sale! Sat., Dec.
7th, 8:00 1:00 p.m. 1909
Juniper Ave. Weight bench,
baby bed, clothes, material,
etc. No early callers please.
Back Yard Sale:
Children's clothes, sweaters,
pants, and some new toys,
sizes 3 & up. Ladies' pants,
suits, dresses, coats, size 8
and up. Corner of Selma &
Alabama on St. Joe Beach.
Thursday and Friday, at
~ 9:00. Cancelled if raining..
Another Huge Garage
Sale. Remember last week-
end? More men's, women's
and children's clothes, 2
complete twin beds, $10
each, couch $15, jewelry,
books, curtains, sheets, nic
nacs and more! Saturday on-
ly, 9:00 -1:00. Mexico Beach
Shopping Center.
Yard Sale: Friday and
Saturday, new and used
items. Santa Anna St., St.
Joe Beach, from 10:00 a.m.
until.
Bikes and Used Furniture
for sale. Springfield Flea
Market. Panama City, FL,
corner Bus. 98 & Hwy. 22.
Auctions every week. See us
to buy & sell. 769-4999.
4tp 11/14

AUCTION
Every Saturday Night
Hwy. 98 & 8th St.
Mexico Beach
7 p,m. CT
Consignments taken
648-8588
Flea Market
Open 9 till 5 (CT)
Tues.-Sat.
Closed Sun. & Mon.
4tc 11/91




1980 Bonneville, p.s., p.b.,
p.w. c.c., beige with brown
.vinyl top. Call 229-6806.
82 Gran Prix LJ black
T-tops, 41,000 miles. Call
Mary Linda Butts. 229-8966
or 229-6182. tfc 8/29
197! .Jeep 4-wlc'el drive
truck. 6fi V-8, p.s., p.b.,
"Honco package", excel.
mechanical cond. Low
mileage. Automatic hubs,
am/fm stereo, black on
black cloth interior, 12x15
tires, new clutch, no a.c.
Never used in woods, used to
haul my firewood and on the
beach. Would consider older
truck as trade plus cash.
$3,000 or best offer. Inquire
at 319 Reid Ave. 229-8343.
tfc 11/21




LOST: Puppy, brown and


white beagle, 6 months old.
Children's pet. Answers to
"Patches". If found, please
call 229-6161 or 229-6387.
2tc 12/5


FLORIDA HOME
DRY WALL
is currently doing repair
work in the Port St. Joe area.
Any type of dry wall work.
Call 648-8316 or 648-8363
2tp 12/5
Copies
Copies
Copies
Available at
THE STAR
306 Williams Ave.

JOE ADAMS.
CONSTRUCTION
Any Type Building
Commercial Residential
State Lic. No. RG0027009
Located across from Health
Dept.
408 Long Avenue
229-6380

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


COSTIN INSURANCE
AGENCY, INC.
All Forms of Insurance
322 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
Phone'229-8899
tfc7/4


THE LAUNDRY ROOM
S408 Reid Ave. 229-6954
Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m. 8 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
Self service or drop/off


WE MOVE
MOBILE HOMES
Insured, Our Work
Guaranteed
Service Work Skirting
Buy and sell mobile home
axles & tires.
639-5645
tfc 11/7


Wauneta's
Accounting &
Income Tax
Accounting & Income Tax
Service Small Business
Individual
Monthly Accounting
Wauneta Brewer
wrDonna Cannon
Assistant
228 Reid Ave.
Phone 229-8536


Rkla4Bug

kills bugs for
up to six months,

and saves you about 5100 yearly
in costly pest control services.
Use of Sprayer free Aith
purchase of Rid-A-Bug
HURLBUT SUPPLY CO.
306 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe. Florida
tfc 7/4


STORM DAMAGE?
Roofing shingles, carpentry
work.
Call Freddy Wages
229-6288 or 639-2990
2tp 11/28
Psychological services for
anyone with problems in
day-to-day living. Gulf Coun-
ty Guidance 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.

St Joseph Bay
Construct or
*..d.nti"ll
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W. S. (Biff) Quarles
CUSTOM HOMES
MULTI-FAMILY
229-8795
RG0040048


SEARS IS AS CLOSE AS
YOUR TELEPHONE!


REAL ESTATE
APPRAISING
Margelyn G. Woodham,
MRA
Hours: 9-5 Mon. Fri.
648-8231 or 227-7260
Appraisals ordered by Tues-
day P.M. will be completed
by Monday next. Please
allow five working days for
your appraisal to be com-
pleted. Your business is
greatly appreciated.
tfc 11/7


BOB'S SMALL
ENGINE REPAIR
Tillers, Chain Saws, Lawn
Mowers & Weed Eaters -
Atlantic St., St. Joe Beach
648-5106
tfc 11/7


I.
NORMAN BIXLER
Phone 229-8171


Sears Catalog Sales

227-1151

Leon Pollock, Owner
410 Reid Avenue tf/4












SPACEVIEW
SATELLITE,
SYSTEMS
Sales, Service and
Installation
FCC Licensed Technicians
FRANK RITCH
227-1590


ELIZABETH'S
CERAMICS


* Greenware
Firing
Supplies
6 miles south of Wewa
Highway 71
Phone 639-2807


Going Fishing?
Stop here first
for a complete
line of

Fishing Tackle
HURLBUT SUPPLY
306 Reid Avenue
tic 71/4


The Sewing Room
410 A Reid Avenue O
9^^ PortSt. Joe, Florida N/
'Quality Fabrics at Affordable Prices"




Hagan Painting
Contractor
Quality Work at Affordable Prices
Commercial & Residential
Pressure Cleaning for Grime & Mildew
FREE ESTIMATES
LARRY HAGAN
Phone 648-8729


REEVES FURNITURE &

( REFINISHING SHOPPE
REFERENCES Phone 229-6374
Call and Talk to Us About Getting
Your Furniture Refinished to
Look Like New.
Across from Duren's Economy Store,
Highway 98
tIe 6/6








Southern Erectors, Inc.
EQUIPMENT RENTAL
BOOM CRANES AIR COMPRESSORS
BACKHOES WELDING EQUIPMENT
DUMP TRUCKS
.~g, B Phone Day 227-1570
Night 648-8417


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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1985


Plant Trees and Shrubs During Cold Weather


by Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
With winter fast approach-
ing, it soon will be time for
major tree and shrub plant-
ing and transplanting. There
are several advantages in
planting during November
and the winter instead of
waiting until spring. The
plants are not actively grow-
ing during this time and less
apt to be injured by shock
from planting. Too, the wea-
ther and moisture during the
winter season is very conduc-


ive to good plant adjustment
as well' as good working
weather for the gardener.
Winter planting of trees
and shrubs allows the plants
to become well established
prior to spring growth and
bloom and prior to summer
heat. Research shows that
roots of plants continue to
grow and to develop during
mild winter days, even
though foliage does not.
You will find also that your


CARTER


GARC Giving Away Painting


Ann M. Sealey has donated
an original oil painting to the
Gulf County Association for
Retarded Citizens to be given
away on December 20, 1985.
This lovely painting could
be yours by making your
donation to GCARC at the
following locations: Wewa-


Sur viv'e4


hitchka State Bank, Florida
National Bank, St. Joe Pa-
permaker's Credit Union,
Campbell's Drug Store, and
Badcock Furniture.
Watch for the painting to
be displayed at the local
banks and the Papermakers
Credit Union.


H virre 6A EW


nurseryman has a good stock
of plants during the fall and
winter, and too, he can give
you more time and attention
during this season, whereas
he cannot during the rush of
spring.
The success of your land-
scape will depend greatly on
your ability to select plants
which will fit your particular
landscape need and situa-
tion.
Trees are always a must in


FCS Six Week


Honor Students


The Faith Christian School
has recently released their
honor roll for the second six
weeks.
ALL A's
GRADE ONE
Nathan Marks.
GRADE TWO
Brigette Godfrey and Jen-
nifer McNeill.
GRADE THREE
Jennifer Bell and Crissy
Walker.
GRADE FOUR
Traci Peiffer.
A&B HONOR ROLL
GRADE ONE
Shanna Hammock and
Wesley Cooper.
GRADE TWO
Kim Franklin, Jim Gan-
der, Joe Gander, Amy Goe-
bert, James Kirkland, Chris-


ty Todd, and Wendy Wood-
man.
GRADE THREE
Caleb Lanier, John Mur-
phy, Philip Murphy and
Caprisha Phillips.
GRADE FOUR
Brant Bizek, Angela Bodi-
ford, Eric Monteiro, Roman
Northcutt, Michael Schwei-
ket, Johnathan Thursby,
Mandy Walp and Chrissy
Tayman.
GRADE FIVE
Bert Cain and Mark Willis.
GRADE SIX
Michael Hammond and
Ashley Murphy..
GRADE SEVEN
Michelle Willis.
GRADE EIGHT
Jeff Richards.


Wired
Remote


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Plumbing & Electrical Work
229-8416 or 227-1954 106 Bellamy Circle
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Port S
Port St. Jo


most landscape whether
their purpose is for shade,
windbreaks, food, setting or
atmosphere, to add beauty
with bloom and foliage, or to
add aesthetic and real estate
value to the property.
The ideal landscape tree
does not exist. Trees which
have desirable features also
have those that are undesir-
able. A tree may have
beautiful flowers in the
spring, followed by undesir-
able fruit or seed pods in the
fall. If a tree is a fast grower,
it may also be brittle and
'short-lived.
All trees have advantages
and disadvantages, thus your
selection must be carefully
considered. Points for consi-
deration in choosing the
proper tree should include
the following:
Be sure the tree you choose
will fit your landscape need.
For example, fast growing
for quick shade, broad and
spreading for shade, dense
for a windbreak or for
screening or attractive
blooms for an accent.


Know the tree you select
and its growth requirements.
Know the trees ultimate size
and plant accordingly. Does
the tree require special soil
(dogwood and redbud re-
quire acid soil)? Does the
tree have serious insects and
diseases and will require
routine maintenance?
Be sure the tree is tolerant
of your local weather condi-
tions. Will it tolerate Flor-
ida's summer heat, or is it
too tender for Northern and
Central Florida's winters?
Do you want an evergreen
or deciduous tree? Deciduous
shade trees are recommend-
ed as they allow the desirable
sun when void of leaves in the
winter, whereas an ever-
green tree 4nay be desirable
for screening.
Consider overhead lines,
underground waterlones,
septic tanks, as well as
walks, drives and paved
surfaces which may be dam-
aged by tree roots.
Know the tolerance of the
tree to salt spray. The
Southern Magnolia, Cajeput-


tree and the live oak are a
few among the group of trees
tolerant of salt spray.
Lastly, obtain a quality
tree from a reliable nursery-
man, and plant it in a
carefully prepared spot, fol-


lowing good horticultural
practices as to proper soil,
location, exposure, watering,
and spraying, so that your
investment in the tree is not
lost through carelessness and
lack of planning.


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MORNING WORSHIP .................
CHURCH TRAINING ..................
EVENING WORSHIP .................
WEDNESDAY ............... ........


9:45 A.M.
11:00A.M.
5:45 P.M.
7:00 P.M.
7:00 P.M.


Long Ave. Baptist Church
1601 LONG AVENUE


DANIEL W. DUNCAN
Pastor


MICHAEL HANDY
Minister of Music
& Youth


Closed'
Sunday


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Literally thousands of people have fled from the fees that banks
and S & L's charge for checking accounts.
Such as the monthly base fee you pay just to have the account.
Or the fee (as much as 25' per check) you payjust to write checks.
Or the fee you pay if your balance falls below some (usually high)
minimum.in
Or the fee you pay if you overdraw your account.
And where have people fled to? To Sure Chex Checking at
Tyndall Federal.
Where there are no fees!
Where their money earns interest at a high rate (some bank
checking accounts pay no interest), where you get a free Automatic
Teller Machine Card, access to ATM's in 33 states through our 5 ATM
networks, free use of Genie, The Touch-Tone Teller an automatic copy
of every check you write to help you keep records, and your choice of
2 overdraft protection plans.
Want to flee fees? Come to Tyndall Federal for Sure Check
Checking.
We'll pay you for what banks and S & L's charge you for: your
checking account.
Tyndial Information Service. Call 784-0221 to find out how to
open a Sure Chex Checking Account.


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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1985 PAGE ELEVEN



Sinking of "Mica" Brought WWII to Gulf County


Tanker Torpedoed Off Coast of Cape San Bias June 29,


1942


DAVIS BROS.
CONCRETE WORK
Foundations Slabs Driveways
Sidewalks Patios
FREE ESTIMATES
Call 648-5680 or 648-5153
4tp 10124




Dealing Exclusively In
Cape San Bias, Indian Pass
and Peninsula
properties

CAPE SAN BLAS
REALTY, Inc.

Sales Rentals

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FAITH


HIGHLAND VIEW

CHURCH OF GOD
319 Sixth St, Highland View
"Where Jesus Christ Is King
& God's Love Is An
Everflowing Fountain"
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


by HERMAN JONES
It is an hour past midnight,
June 29, 1942. For most
Americans, World War II is
oceans away, but this night,
the war with its death and
destruction would come with-
in a mere thirty miles of Port
St. Joe.
The EMPIRE MICA, a 431
foot British tanker built only
the year before, is following
the sixty foot or ten fathom
depth as recommended by
the U.S. Navy. At this depth
submarines. are supposedly
at a disadvantage. Fully
loaded with 11,200 tons of
aviation fuel from Baytown,
Texas, she is to find a
protected harbor each night.
None of the bays on this
section of the coast are deep
enough to accommodate the
loaded ship.
Cruising along at eleven
knots she leaves the Cape
San Bias sea buoy in her
wake and begins an eastward
course that will seal her
doom.
In the glassy moonlit Gulf,
Captain Gunther Mueller-
Stockheim aligns the cross-
hairs of the periscope of the
-German IX U-roat, U-67, on
the heavily laden ship. The
unescorted ship will be easy
prey.
The U-Boat's captain me-
thodically and cooly figures
the necessary mathematics
that will send the torpedoes
on their deadly course. This
will be their fifth Gulf victim
in only thirteen days. He will
soon receive the Knight's
Cross for his successes.
Two torpedoes are fired
and each finds its mark.
Within minutes the Gulf is
ablaze as the dying ship
erupts into' gigantic fire-
ball. In the raging inferno.
Second Engineer Joseph
Steele hurries to disengage
the engines so that the
lifeboats can be launched.
Flames devour the engine
room and Steele, a hero to the
survivors, does' not escape.
Of the three lifeboats lower-.
ed, two, along with their
occupants, are consumed by
the flames.
In Apalachicola the news of
the torpedoed ship is re-
ceived from the Coast Guard
station at Cape San Bias.
With the Coast Guard boat,
SINBAD, in dry dock, two
local pleasure boats the 32
foot COUNTESS, owned by
Dick Heyser, and the 40 foot
SEA DREAM, owned by
W.F. Randolph are asked to
proceed to the blazing hulk
and search for survivors. It is
now 2 a.m.
It is daylight before the
COUNTESS spots a lifeboat
with a red sail. Huddled
under blankets are fourteen
of the forty seven man crew.
The SEA DREAM continues
fo search hopelessly for more
survivors; Finding none, the
survivors, mostly teenage
boysand their seventy year
old captain, are transferred
to the faster SEA DREAM
for the trip back to Apalachi-
cola.
The MICA continues to
burn that day and into the
night before it sinks in 110
feet of water, 21 miles due
south of Cape San Bias. The
following year, the MICA's
nemesis, the U-67 will be
sunk in the Sargasso Sea.
After the war, the Coast
Guard decided that the su-
perstructres of the
EMPIRE MICA posed a
threat to navigation; there-
fore, they were blown apart
with depth charges. Yet, the
wreck remains an awesome
sight.
My wife, friends, and I
dived on the wreck one
summer's day when the Gulf
' was as slick as a millpond
and as blue as sapphires.
Snorkeling first over the
wreck I could discern its top
deck seventy feet below
through the clear water.
Hundreds of snapper swam
lazily up to investigate while
great barracudas yawned
and displayed their jagged


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"Empire Mica" didn't come to port for 'safety that fatal night, and left the
safety of shallow water along the shoreline that night. Tanker captains hug-


teeth as a definite display of
their unhappiness for our
invasion of their realm. At
the limits of visibility, bull.
sharks circled only to rush in
if a fish is speared. We will
not spearfish today. In mid
deck we spot the huge eleven


foot spare iron propeller.
(The MICA's bronze prop
was removed a few years ago
and now resides in front ef
Captain Anderson's Restau-
rant).
Donning aqualungs, my
partners and I descend for a


f "

Congressman

Don Fuqua

Reports


I am hopeful that Congress
can complete action on the
Farm Bill as well as farm credit-
legislation. The farm debt is cur-
rently $133 billion and growing.
Additionally, more and more
farmers are having difficulty in
repaying loans to the govern-
ment as well as private lenders.
Americans now spend ap-
proximately 15 percent of their
income on food. In Western
Europe, thb figure is 20 percent
arid for the rest of the world, it
is approximately 30 percent. We
have cheap food but at a price
to the farmer who is not receiv-
ing a fair return on his in-
vestment.
We must recognize thatthe
problems of the farmer affect us
all and we must produce solu-
tions that encourage the farmer
to stay on the farm and con-
tinue to produce the commodi-
ties we use.
Stopgap measures are use-
ful and may ease, the crisis
somewhat but I am convinced
that Congress must come up
with permanent solutions to
farm problems. Time is short for
final action before Christmas
but I believe it is possible and
deserves the effort.


Congress has approved a
temporary increase in the debt
ceiling and assured funding for
all government purposes until
December 12. Prior to that time,
Congress will complete action
on legislation to permanently
'raise the debt ceiling and assure
funding for the remainder of the
fiscal year.
It continues to be my belief
that Congress will be able to
find a solution to the current
stalemate on a plan to sys-
tematically reduce and eliminate
the federal budget deficit. The
House and.Senate plans are just
not that far apart and we can-
not let minor disagreements halt
this important work.
The American people have
a right to expect the House of
Representatives, the Senate
and the President to all work
together to reduce the deficit
and cut federal spending and I
am committed to these goals.
On another note, the House
Ways and Means Committee
continues its work on major tax


overhaul legislation and predic-
tions are that the House of
Representatives will consider
and probably pass a tax bill
before Christmas.
The timetable has met with
delays and so the Senate will
almost certainly not act on tax
reform in 1985 but it will be high
on the Senate's agenda when
Congress returns in January.


Thanksgiving is the most
'American of holidays ard one
traditionally enjoyed with family
gatherings, good food and
perhaps a football game or two.
This year, as in 'the .past,
Americans have a great deal to
be thankful for.
We live in the strongest
democracy the world has ever
known and have a strong and
vibrant economy which is
rebounding from recent set-
backs. We have regained
respect throughout the world
and are envied for our suc-
cesses.
While unemployment re-
mains a problem, more
Americans are working today
than ever before in our history
and our standard of living
remains one of the highest on
Earth.
I hope each and every one
of us takes time during the
Thanksgiving period to pause
and reflect on our good fortune
as a nation and individually.


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ged the shore in their trips to try and elude German U-boats which were
known to be in the Gulf of Mexico at that time.


brief 25 minute dive; any
longer and we risk the bends.
Open hatches invite us into
-empty holds as big as.church
sanctuaries. Entering, we
look out through cracks and
holes as large grouper and
amberjack pass outside in


AARP

Dinner Is

Changed

By Stiles Brown
Well, now th4 Kate is
gone, and we sure hope we
won't see another hurricane,
we are glad to say that the
Thanksgiving Dinner at Tyn-
dall for AARP and their
guests has been re-scheduled
for Monday, December 16.
The dinner will be at 6:30
p.m. EST. Bus arrangements
will be the same as before.
This Christmas celebration
will take the place of our
regular December meeting,
therefore therewill not be a
meeting at the Centennial
Building until January, 1986.
So we look forward to seeing
you at Tyndall for a Christ-
mas Dinner.
If you have friends visiting
you or if you have not already
signed up for this dinner call
either Dot Pfost at 648-5447 or
Zelda Brown at 227-1613.


their patrol of their domain.
After swimming through the
cavernous interior, we exit
near the bow, now broken
!apart from the hull and lying
ori its side in the sand. It is
now the home for most of the
snapper.' Along each side of
the hull, steel plates from the
exploded superstructure lit-
ter the sandy bottom. Huge
seventy pound portholes
beckon to be taken home as
souvenirs.


With our air diminishing,
we begin our return to the
anchor line as the tugging
Gulf current tries to keep us
away. The stern section will
be explored later.
As we ascend, the wreck
slowly recedes into the
depths, an oasis of abundant
life in this desert of the Gulf,
and a ghostly metal tomb-
stone to thirty-three men and
boys who lost their lives here
43 years ago.


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PAGE FOURTEEN THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1985


MINUTES ... Gulf County Commission


The Board of County Com-
mission of Gulf County, Flor-
ida, met October 22, 1985 in
regular session, with the
following members present:
Chairman Billy BranCh,
Commissioners A.B. Tray-
lor, Eldridge Money, Everett
Owens, Jr., and Douglas C.
Birmingham. Others present
were: Deputy Clerk Maurell
Cumbie, Attorney William J.
Rish, Port St. Joe Ambulance
Director Andy Millergren,
Finance Officer Benny Lis-
ter, Civil Defense Director
Larry Wells, and Deputy
Sheriff-Baliff Frankie Mills.
The meeting came to order at
7:00 p.m.
Civil Defense Director
Wells opened the meeting
wit prayer and led the
pledge of allegiance to the
flag.
The Chairman postponed
approval of the previous
meetings minutes until later
in the meeting.
Pursuant to advertisement
to receive bids to sell the
county one 454 Short Block
Engine for 1976 Chevrolet,
with or without heads, for the
Port St. Joe Ambulance
Department, the following
bids were received. St. Joe
Auto Parts, without heads,
$858.00 exchange; with
heads, $1,196.00 exchange.
Upon motion by Commission-
er Owens, second by Com-
missioner Traylor, and unan-
imous vote, the Board ap-
proved holding this bid
award until the next regular
meeting.
Pursuant to advertisement
to receive bids for construc-
tion of a one hundred twelve
foot replacement bridge over
Wetappo Creek, on Pleasant
Rest Cemetery Road, in Gulf
County, the following bids
were received. F&W Con-
struction Co., Inc., Ozark,
AL, $175,000.00, extra work 15
percent of actual cost of work
completion in 108 calendar
days; H.G. Harders & Son,
Tnc., Panama City, FL,
$199,000.00, extra work 25
percent of actual cost of work
completion in 120 calendar
days; Fairchild-Florida Con-
struction Co., Monticello, Fl,
$89,755.00, extra work 29V2
percent of actual cost of work
completion in 150 calendar
days;- and J.B. Hagler and
Sons, Panama City, Fl,-
$123,000.00, extra Work 15
percent of actual cost of work'
completion in 120 calendar.
days. Commissioner Money
moved the Board accept the
low bid of Fairchild Con-
Sstruction (lowest price).
Commissioner Traylor se-
conded the motion. Project
Engineer Silvey recommend-
ed the. Board, table the bid
until the next meeting 'in
order to review bid specifica-
tions. After discussion of
construction start date and
advise by the Attorney the
engineers should be sure
there are no exceptions to
specifications and proper
bonds have been poster,
Commissioner Owens re-
commended the Board table
the vote on this motion in
order for Project Engineer
Silvey to study the bids and
make a recommendation la-
ter in the meeting. The Board
agreed.
Charles Hood, of Wewa-
hitchka, inquired on the
payment of his invoice to the
county for replacement of his
car windshield which was
broken when hit by debris
from county mower. Hood
stated he reported the acci-
dent to Road Superintendent
Lester who directed he have
the windshield replaced. The
Board discussed payment by
the county liability insur-
ance, with proper procedure
being for the department
supervisor to submit a writ-
ten report to the Board, the
Sheriff's Department, and
county liability insurance
carrier, along with estimates
for repair. The Board re-
quested Commissioner Tray-
lor instruct Road Superin-
tendent Lester to submit a
written report (signed by
Road Superintendent) of this
accident as soon as possible
for Board review and sub-
mission to insurance carrier
for payment.
Jamie Lester, of Port St.
Joe, reported a plaque pre-
sented to his mother, Joyce
Williams, previous Gulf
County Property Appraiser,
by employees in her office on
the last day of her term and
placed on the courthouse wall
in the Property Appraiser's
Office on that date, was
removed the first day of the
newly elected Property Ap-
praiser Kesley Colbert's
term and has not been
displayed on the wall since.
After an investigation by


Sheriff Harrison, Property
Appraiser Colbert said it was
in the mail to Mrs. Williams
as his employees objected to
the wording. Following this,
we had a new plaque made
with simply the name and
dates of service, giving it to
the Sheriff, who presented it
personally to Colbert and this
plaque has not been display-
ed on the office wall. I have
called Property Appraiser
Colbert, who says he has it on
his desk and will talk with his
employees about it. Lester


then requested the Board
display,-Mrs. Williams' pla-
que on the courthouse wall in
te Property Appraiser's Of-
fice alongside former Pro-
perty Appraiser Patrick's or
remove every former elected
official plaques from all
offices in the courthouse.
After discussion by Commis-
sioner Money, Commissioner
Branch, Lester, and Mrs.
Wynn (Mrs. Williams' fa-
ther), the Chairman tabled
this matter in order to talk
with Property Appraiser C61-
bert prior to making a
decision.
Jean Arnold questioned
Commissioner Money, stat-
ing he met with her and
presented to' the Board the
problem of drainage onto her
property in Beacon Hill;
however, he didn't notify her
of the Board's response;
therefore, she listened to the
tape of the meeting at the
Clerk's Office. Mrs. Arnold
asked if the Board knew its
liability in this matter, stat-
ing this drainage to her
property is from a dead-end
ditch. There followed a dis-
cussion between Mrs. Arnold
and the Board concerning the
ditch and her property. Mrs.
Arnold questioned if Com-
missioner Owens made a
particular comment during
discussion of this matter at
the previous meeting. Upon
request of Commissioner Ow-
ens, the Chairman agreed for
the Deputy Clerk to play the
portion of the October 8
minutes for the public to
hear. No comment by Com-
missioner Owens heard on
tape.
Upon recommendation by
Project Engineer Silvey that
Fairchild Construction Com-
pany's bid meets the Board's
specifications for construc-
tion of Pleasant Rest Ceme-
tery Bridge, the Board took
the following vote on its
previous motion to award the
id to Fairchild Construc-
tion. Vote Unanimously
approved.
After public reading of
Resolution 85-14 by the attor-
ney, motion by Commission-
er Owens, second by' Com-
missioner Traylor, and unan-
imous vote, the Board adopt-
ed the resolution. A copy of
the resolutions on file in the
clerk's office.
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor, seconded by
Commissioner Money, and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved a change in inven-
tory. A copy of that change is
on.file in the clerk's office.
The following financial re-
ports were presented for the
Board's approval. Annual
Financial Report Clerk of
Circuit Court, Property Ap-
praiser, Supervisor of Elec-
tions, and Tax Collector.
Chairman Branch asked the
attorney what responsibility'
the Board has when approv-
ing these financial reports,
as in the Clerk's Financial
Report, there is a large over
expenditure of approved bud-
get ($89,857.00) with no bud-
get amendment approved by
the Board of County Com-
mission. Upon the Attorney's
suggestion, the Chairman
agreed to hold the financial
report in order for the
attorney to research and give
the Board a legal opinion.
Finance Officer Lister stated
the amount the Chairman
stated the Clerk's budget was
overspent was not correct, it
was $27.372.89.
After report from Adminis-
trative Assistant Wells, Com-
missioner Owens requested
Wells pursue application for
Gulf County to receive a
refrigerator truck from the
Division of Surplus Property.
The Board agreed.
Civil Defense Director
Wells presented an invoice
from Wewa Hardware in the
amount of $30.00, for repair
of sewer at the Senior
Citizens Association Build-
ing, one of the hurricane
shelters during Hurricane
Elena. Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Owens, .and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved payment from the
General Fund.
Administrative Assistant
Wells reported, with the
Board's approval, the Beach-
es and White City Fire
Departments are applying
for matching federal funds
for fire equipment through
the Division of Forestry.
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Money, second by
Commissioner Owens, and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved the applications..
Upon Administrative As-
sistant Wells inquiry, the
Chairman requested the
Board check on insurance
coverage for White City Park
Property.


Building Inspector Manuel
reported that Clerk Gates
told him and Finance Office
Lister today that he needed
the Board's approval by
motion prior to moving the
(General Fund) Building In-
spection Department's
Funds to the separate Build-
ing Inspection Enterprise
Fund. The Board. discussed
this previously being ap-
proved by them. Commis-
sioner Owens then made a


motion that all money re-
maining in the Building
Inspector 1984-85 budget
through September 30, 1985,
plus all interest earned on
these funds, be transferred to
the Building Inspection En-
terprise Fund, all future
interest on these funds to be
deposited back into this
account. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion
and it passed unanimously.
Building Inspector Manuel
requested the Board's per-
mission to purchase a new
typewriter for his office at
the low state contract price.
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Money, and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved purchasing the
Building Inspection Depart-
ment a typewriter at state
contract price.
Building Inipector Manuel
requested his salary be ad-
justed by a 6 percent in-
crease to his contract pay-
ment (all retirement, fica,
etc. paid out of this total
amt.), due to additional work
hours and increase in work.'
Commissioner Owens moved
the Board grant this increase
due to the Building Inspec-
tor's workload increase and
the extra work (other than
Building Inspection) the
Board requests he perform.
Commissioner Money se-
conded the motion and it
passed unanimously.
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Owens, and
unanimous vote, the Com-
mission approved the min-
utes df 'October 8, 1985, with
the following changes.
SInvoide'Landfill Compac-
tor Commissioner Money.
Pertaining to the statement
of Clerk Gates that contract
change orders were signed
by Chairman Money, but not
authorized by full Board and
I don't think he has authority
to do that on his own.
Commissioner Money stated
he sigend change orders with
consent of full Board and th
Chairman does have authori-
ty of Board.
Park White City Com-
missioner Owens. Pertaining
to three-way electric system
- should be three-phase.
Budget General Fund -
Commissioner Branch. Com-
missioner Branch requested
his following statement be
typed under Gates statement
in the October 8th minutes.
Commissioner Branch states
he completely disagreed with
Clerk Gates' statement, as it
is totally false. The Board of
County Commission has not
authorized 64 line item over
expenditures in the General
Fund.
Invoices Hurricane Elena
Commissioner Branch.
Commissioner Branch re-
ported Clerk Gates state-
ment concerning Hurricane
Elena included mention of
Wewahitchka City Commis-
sioner Billy Traylor and
Mayor Ray Dickens. This is
incorrect, Billy Traylor is
Mayor of Wewahitchka.
Invoices Landfill Com-
pactor Commissioner
Branch. Commissioner
Branch added the following
in answer to Clerk Gates
statement concerning pay-
ment to A.O. Boyett for work
performed at the Landfill
Transfer Station. The Board
agreed for the Mosquito,
Control and Road Depart-
ment to furnish two' em-
ployees to work on this
particular job; however, em-
ployees were not available to
do this extra work at this
time (several Road Depart-
ment personnel out sick,
etc.) and. upon contacting
three other commissioners it
was agreed by phone to
start the job on an emergen-
cy basis and not Wait until the
next meeting.
Upon Commissioner
Owens suggestion, the Board
agreed to write the City of
Port St. Joe thanking them
for their financial assistance
toward construction of the
Landfill Transfer Station.
The Chairman requested De-
puty Clerk Cumbie write this
letter.
Commissioner Money re-
ported Courthouse Mainten-
ance Superintendent Presley
inquired if the Jail and
Health Department Building
repairs would continue being
paid from his budget. The
Chairman stated there are
separate Health Department
Maintenance funds budgeted
in the 1985-86 budget and
Courthouse Maintenance
would pay for all minor jail
maintenance.
Commissioner Money re-
ported Sue Lewis, a River-
side Estates Subdivision pro-
perty owner, requested the
Board place a road name
sign on Riverview Drive, in


Riverside Subdivision, to as-
sist ambulance service in
locating residents. The
Chairman requested Com-
missioner Traylor instruct
the Road Superintendent
place a temporary road
name sign "Byrd Parker
Road" on this road until a
decision concerning the
name of this road is made at
the advertised public hearing
to consider same on Novem-


ber 12, 1985.
Commissioner Traylor pre-
sented an invoice from May-
hann's Department Store,
Wewahitchka, in the amount
of $174.96, for raincoats,
ponchos, rainwear, etc. for
State Troopers reporting the
City of Wewahitchka autho-
rized the troopers receipt of
same. After discussion, the
Chairman requested Com-
missioner Traylor return the
invoice for better documen-
tation (invoice should be
directed to County, not City).
Commissioner Traylor re-
ported some County em-
ployees had requested a
weekly payroll. After discus-
sion, the Chairman stated
this has been previously
requested, with the Clerk
reporting the present compu-
ter does not have capacity to
allow weekly payroll. Com-
missioner Traylor requested
this be considered again
when the Board purchases a
new computer. The Board
agreed.
Chairman Branch stated
the Board previously ap-
proved $9,000.00 be budgeted
in the Civil Defense budget;
however, it had been includ-
ed in the General Fund
Contingency total by the
Clerk's Finance Officer, and


in talking with Clerk's Fin-
ance Officer Lister, Mr.
Lister stated Clerk Gates
said the Board would have to
approve a motion to put the
$9,000 directly under Civil
Defense. Finance Officer Lis-
ter then reported Gates said
the Board would have to
amend the budget to do this
and they had put it under
reserve for contingencies -
General Fund as the Board
agreed. Commissioner
Owens said this was not the
Board's agreement, it should
be specifically under Civil
Defense Department. The
Attorney advised the follow-
ing. The recent court action
allowed funds be budgeted
under the Fine and Forfeit-
ure and Civil Defense bud-
gets specifically for this
purpose. According to our
interpretation of the law and
what the comptroller said,
you could take $9,000 out of
.reserve. for contingencies
(under Civil Defense) and
identify a new line item at
any time under Civil Defense
and Mr. Lister has the
information on the new line
item. The Chairman stated
he would like a motion to
.lear up this misunderstand-
Ing because the Board has
already approved it and it is
on tape, we are not going to
spend this money unless it is
an emergency (hurricane,
etc.). The Chairman discus-
sed placing the $9,000 under
line item Civil Defense
Equipment. The attorney


asked why, when it can be
placed in Civil Defense Re-
served for Contingency for
use when necessary. The
Chairman stated he had been
over this with the Finance
Officer and he says the Board
can't do this I've spent a
half a day talking to him. The
Attorney advised it could be
done according to court order
law etc. Finance Officer
Lister stated he's go get it
and he wanted Attorney Rish
to show it to him (this
provision). Upon the attor-
ney reviewing this with the
finance officer and upon
motion by Commissioner
Owens, second by Commis-
sioner Money and unanimous
vote, the Board approved
reducing General Fund Con-
tingency total by $9,000 and
placing the $9,000 specifically
under Civil Defense Depart-
ment budget in the General
Fund Line Item Supplies.
Commissioner Traylor re-
ported the Sheriff informed
him the prisoner work crew
would be ready to begin work
on road maintenance the first
of November. The Board
agreed for Commissioner
Traylor to* instruct Road
Superintendent Lester check
Road Department equipment
stock of small equipment
that will be needed and to
purchase necessary items to
e used by road crew.
The Chairman requested
Administrative Assistant
Wells pursue application of a
Class III Landfill Permit


Gulf Coast Offering A

Month of Entertainment


The month of
will provide the Pai
area the opportunity
a variety of mu
grams in the F
Auditorium at G'
Community Colleg
The College Singe
mas Festival of So
held on Friday, Dec
p.m. Under the di
Norman J. Hair, tl
Singers will highlig


from the Depar
Environmental Rel
The Chairman a
ney discussed fina
Beaches Fire Truc
The Chairman
Deputy Clerk Cu
struct Clerk's per
have payroll prep
days prior to co
ployee's payroll
ment date.
Upon motion by
sioner Money, si
Commissioner Tra
unanimous vote, t
adopted Resolution
prepared by Attorn
copy of this resolu
file in the clerk's
There being nc
business the meeting
adjourn.


December the world's finest traditional
nama City and contemporary Christ-
ty to enjoy mas music. Among the songs
sical pro- to be featured in this free
'ine Arts performance are "Sing
ulf Coast Noel!" by Allan Petker,
e. "The Birthday of a King" by
ers Christ- John Peterson, and "Glory to
ng will be God" by Doug Holck.
c.6, at7:30 The concern will also in-
rection of clude a medley of Christmas
he College spirituals and the "Christ-
ht some of mas Celebration" medley by
Warren Backer.
On Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3
tment of p.m., the GCCC College-Com-
gulation. munity Orchestra directed
ind Attor- by James Smith will feature
ncing the Dvorak's "New World Sym-
;k. phony". Also included in the
requested program are Mozart's "Ma-
imbie in- gic Flute Overture,"
rsonnel to Strauss's "Roses from the
pared two South," Fucik's "Entrance of
unty em-
disburse- the Gladiators," Beethover's
"Fiedlio" overture and tradi-
Commis- tional Christmas encores.
second by There will be a $2 admission
lylor, and fee at the door.
he Board Additional information
S85-15, as about the musical programs
eyRish. A at Gulf Coast Community
tion is on
office. College can be obtained by
o further calling 769-1551, ext. 246.


ig did then


"Kindness begets kindness."
Sophocles