The star
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028419/02693
 Material Information
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: July 9, 1987
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Industry-Deep Water Port-Fine People-Safest Beaches in Florida

State Files Permit for

New White City Bridge

Plans Call for $4.11 Million Structure

The Florida Department of Transportation announced
this week it had filed an application with the Commander,
Eighth Coast Guard District, for approval of plans to
construct a replacement bridge over a navigable
waterway of the United States. The "navigable waterway"
is the Intracoastal Canal at White City, where the DOT is
planning to replace a drawbridge on Highway 71, which
crosses the Canal at that point.
The proposed project consists of replacing the existing
vertical lift-span bridge located at White City. The total
length of the existing bridge is 236 feet with a total width of
33.4 feet. The present bridge was built in the late 1940's,
and has been declared to be obsolete by the DOT.
The proposed replacement bridge will be a fixed
span high-rise structure on essentially the same
alignment as the present structure. It will have two
12-foot driving lanes with eight foot shoulders on each
side. Total length of the new bridge, including
approaches, will be approximately 1800 feet, and the
total width of the project is approximately 47 feet. The
estimated construction and maintenance cost for the
structure during its 50-year design life is $4.11 million.
"-'A total of 4.5 acres of new right-of-way will be required
for the project. The new bridge will be built parallel and

School Board Begins

Thinking About New

Budget for 1987-88

The School Board took care of
mostly routine business Tuesday
night, but took some tentative steps to
get ready for the new school year
which will begin about the aniddle of
next'month, according to Board
Chairman, Waylon Graham.
Graham said one, of the most
important preliminary projects the
Board started work on Tuesday was in
preliminary work to starting the new
budget for fiscal 1987-88. "Our fiscal
year begins on luly 1, as you know,
but new timetables for releasing funds
and requirements of the TRIM notices
has made us late for the past several
years in coming up with a spending
plan. The state of Florida hasn't even
told us how much money we are
scheduled to get from the state
education funds yet", Graham said.
The Board Chairman said work on
the new budget would get underway
with the first of three required
sessions on Thursday of next week in a
11:00 a.m., meeting at the Board
meeting room.
"Our local effort (local taxes)
should be about the same as they were
last year", Graham said, anticipating
no dramatic changes in either the
spending plans or the income level.
The chairman said he didn't
anticipate any real changes in the
financial situation during the coming
fiscal year.
The Board started work on
approval of a teaching and adminis-
tration staff Tuesday, but took no
concrete action other than to re-
appoint all of the Principals to their
positions for another year. Prospec-
tive enrollment will determine the
number of teacher slots to finally be
filled, but Graham anticipated all

teachers will be re-hired again this
year; even those on annual contracts.
The Board expressed its support
for an attempt being made to come up
:wi ,a- plan.otoestablish an activity
-rogram for yoth in, the qjty i04
Mrs. Ann Ballard and Mrs. Gloria,
Ramsey, representatives of the
group, approached the School Board
for their support in the program and
asked for Board participation in a'
workshop to try and establish some
guidelines for operation of the pro-
The committee has approached
the governing bodies of the City of
Port St. Joe, Gulf County and the
School Board in attempt to get the
three governments to pool their
efforts in a revival of a recreational
program similar to the one in
operation a few years ago.

New Students

Register Early
Gerald Lewter, principal at Port
St. Joe Elementary School, is request-
ing that students who are new to the
district and will be attending Port St.
Joe Elementary School next school
year, register as soon as possible. It is
important for school personnel to
have an accurate count of students so
proper staffing plans can be made
during the summer.
The school office is open Monday
through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. 4:15
p.m. Parents are asked to bring any
available school records and the
school staff will help complete the
necessary forms.

Ribbon Cutting Opens Park

A small but enthusiastic crowd gathered at the newest
Gulf County public park on Highway 98 near Beacon Hill
Saturday morning to witness the official cutting of the
ribbon to officially open the facility for public use.
The park includes 40 acres of former U.S.
Government property, which the county has acquired.
The park property straddles Highway 98, touching the
Gulf of Mexico on the west side.
The Port St. Joe Jaycees have taken on the project of
furnishing the labor to construct facilities on the site, and
have just completed a boardwalk across the sand dune
structure at the site, allowing for public access to the
beach in a manner -approved by the Department of

Natural Resources. The DNR is concerned about people
walking across sand dunes to the beach, which they feel
destroys vegetation and ultimately erodes the beach.
Jaycees are currently at work on securing permits to
construct restroom facilities and a parking lot on the east
side of Highway 98, on the park property.
The new park gives residents of the county another
public access to the beaches. Public access to the magnet
of the Gulf coast has caused Commissioners some concern
since development started to boom locally, and formerly
open access to the white sand playgrounds started to

to the east of the present span. The project will require the
relocation of one mobile home, one general merchandise
store and one automobile and body shop, according to
DOT. No undue relocation problems are expected to arise.
The DOT expects no problems obtaining permits from
state regulatory agencies, since the project will span most
of the wetlands involved with its alignment, however,
approximately .17 acre will need to be filled to provide
southern approaches to the new bridge.
Proposed dimensions of the new bridge will include a
vertical opening of 65 feet above mean high tide. The
horizontal opening will be 200 feet wide between pier
footings. The entire waterway will be spanned.
The present bridge has only an 80 foot vertical opening,
with an 80 foot vertical clearing with the bridge open and 10
feet with the bridge closed.
The DOT is publicizing their application to the Coast
Guard to invite any comments on the project. The
comments should be sent to the Coast Guard prior to July
29, 1987.
The new high-rise span at White City is one of three
new bridge projects announced during the past several
months for construction in Gulf County. One-a high-rise
at Overstreet-is already under construction.
The drawing to the left shows the beginning and
ending point of the new bridge and the route to be
followed in crossing the Intracoastal Waterway.

Gulf Resident

Killed In Bay

County Wreck

A Gulf County resident, Mrs.
Ricky Holmes of Wewahitchka, 29,
was a July Fourth holiday fatality, in
an automobile accident Friday mor-
ning, just as the holiday accident
watch was getting underway.
Mrs. Holmes was killed in a two
car collision at approximately 8:30X
a.m., Priday, when her car collided
with a second vehicle, being driven by
her sister-in-law, Wanda Holmes
Gaskin of Panama City. The accident
happened on Highway 22 about three
miles east of Callaway.
Mrs. Holmes two daughters,
Sharon and Jennifer, were injured in
the crash and are still confined to a
Panama City hospital with their

Huge Crowd

Turns Out for

Firework Show

Even though competition from
other .cities nearby drew potential
spectators from Port St. Joe Saturday
evening, the local fireworks' display
still drew a large crowd of on-lookers.
The display, set off at the boat ramp
at the west end of Fifth Street, filled
the Florida Bank park with spectators
and Highway 98 was lined with parked
cars containing people watching the
pyrotechnic display all the way to Oak
The fireworks started at 9:20 and
the show took about 45 minutes to
Port St. Joe's Volunteer Fire
Department set off the display pieces
during the evening, providing a fitting
end to the Independence Day holiday.

Gulf County Ambulance Service EMT's check for injuries at an
automobile accident near Simons Bayou Friday afternoon. There were
no serious injuries in the head-on crash.

It Was A

Safe Fourth
Port St. Joe police and the Gulf
County Sheriff's Department report
there were no injuries reported in Gulf
county over the long July Fourth week
end, except for one automobile
accident at Simmons Bayou late
Friday afternoon.
The accident, involving two out of
county automobiles, hit head-on near
the St. Joe Shrimp Company at
Simmons Bayou, causing extensive
damage to the two vehicles involved.
One person, Kathy P. Shull, 33, of
Westville, was treated and released at
Gulf Pines Hospital. No other injuries
were reported.
Details of the accident were still
sketchy at press time Wednesday,
with the Florida Highway Patrol,
responsible for investigating the
accident, failing to have a report
turned in as yet.
Both Police Chief Bob Maige and
Sheriff Al Harrison report there were
no other accidents inside the county.

Asks for Consideration

Want All of Ward Ridge Zoned Residential Area

A delegation from the Port St. Joe
Downtown Merchants Association
asked the City Commission Tuesday
night to consider zoning all of Ward
Ridge as a residential area in their
new zoning ordinance currently being
prepared to take in the newly annexed
Wayne Taylor, president of the
DMA, told the Commission the
Association had voted to make the
request for several reasons. The City
has started working up a zoning
ordinance for the Ward Ridge area,
using the same guidelines which
already existed for the small city,
where possible.
Taylor said he thought zoning
which included a commercial zone for
Ward Ridge would be detrimental to
the present downtown area. He also
felt the schools would benefit from a
strictly residential zoning as a com-
mercial zone determination would
cause a congested traffic situation
right across the street from the high

school property.
Mayor Frank Pate asked attorney
Tom Gibson, who, along with attorney
William J. Rish, is preparing the
ordinance, what property in Ward
Ridge was already zoned commercial.
Gibson replied the property north of
Niles Road was designated commer-
cial on both sides of Garrison Avenue.
Pate told Taylor there would be
two public hearings before any zoning
document for Ward Ridge was
adopted. "We feel the people out there
should have some input into the
matter and the law requires the
hearings". Pate pointed out any
suggested changes should be brought
up and discussed at the hearings.
Taylor said, he didn't want to
upset anybody in the matter. He said,
"The merchants just felt they had a
vested interest in the matter and
should make it known".
Taylor also pointed out consider-
able time and money has already been
spent in making plans for revitalizing

Reid Avenue and felt a commercial
zoning elsewhere would only harm
that movement.
Harry Lee Smith and Wesley
Atkins came asking the Commission
if there was any objections to the St.
Joe Papermakers Federal Credit
Union constructing a paved parking
lot on the three lots to the rear of their
building on Fifth Street. "We have an
opportunity to purchase these three
lots and want to know if we can use
them without facing zoning prob-
lems", Atkins said.

Smith pointed out that the finan-
cial institution might want to install
an automatic teller machine on the
property in the future and asked what
problems such plans would entail.
Commissioner Fleming observed,
"I don't see any problems with
construction of a parking lot, but you
may have to get a variance later on if
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Editorials and Comments




The bickering back and
forth about driving on south
Gulf County beaches isn't al
as one sided an affair as some
people apparently surmised
from last week's editorial ii
The Star, saying we supported
the right of residents of Gul
County to use the beaches foi
their recreation.
We still do. People want
ing to utilize the beaches the:
have become so familiar witi
over the years should be able
to know they can go fishing
swimming, etc., without inter
ference from a trespassing
Those who don't consider
the rights of property owners
in the beaches area and whi
are strangers to conservation
and protection of natural
resources, have no right ti
ruin what the remainder of us
like to enjoy.
A property owner in the
vicinity, who is no stranger to
Gulf County, pointed out to us
last week it was this elemen
who is stirring up all thi
objections from most of thi
property owners in the souti
Gulf beaches section of the
county. The report was tha
certain people-some of then
residents of the county-wil
come to the area, cross ovei
private property with no re


We criticized the Florida
Park Service here in these
columns several weeks ago foi
failure to provide funding to
cleanup the Constitution Sati
Park here in Port St. Joe. We
haven't changed our mind on
this matter.
We do want to take up
some space here and give our
words of appreciation to the
small staff which mans the
park and the progress they
have made in getting the area
cleaned and tidied up.
As late as last week, thi
crew at the Museum and thi
park had cut the grass an
carried off some of the debris
from the park grounds. Thi
place is beginning to lool
Governor Martinez didn'
help matters any last week

d spect for the wishes of the
h owner, tear up yards with
1 their driving antics, destroy
e dunes, pay no attention to
d access roads or trails to the
n beach and generally make a
d nuisance of themselves.
f This is the type person
r who is creating ill will be-
tween the property owners
and the non-property owners
who wish to continue using the
y fishing and bathing locations
1 in the Indian Pass area.
g We shouldn't be so naive
- as to think nobody who lives in
g the county would alienate the
feelings of property owners,
especially when they are
r dependent on the owners for
s access to the beach.
o If a person will dump
n heaps of garbage in places
1 where garbage is dumped in
0 Gulf County; if some people
s will pay no attention to the
containers provided them at
e considerable tax expense-
o then it's a cinch there are
s people who willido everything
t they can to destroy the use of
e beach property for those who
e take care with their actions on
h the beaches.
e It is up to the rest of us to
t be vigilant and report that
i type person before they re-
1 move something from our use
r we might not be able to


a when he cut a $76,000 item
e from the state's $18 billion
r budget, which was earmarked
o for improvements to state
g parks in Gidf County.
e We applaud the civic pride
n of the park personnel who
have stretched their job des-
p cription and took it upon
r themselves to get the park
e cleaned up.
e It looks much better, now.
y We hope you will forgive our
a continuing to have hard feel-
ings about the matter, how-
e ever. Here the state of Florida
e can't come up with a couple
d hundred dollars to keep this
s important historical marker
e tidy, but state government can
k manage to come up with more
and more millions to buy more
t and more land which it can't
tend to.

Hunker Down with Kes

I Got the Miracle Jim

Bakker's Been Looking for

by Kesley Colbert

Now boys, I don't have much of a
story today. If you're in a hurry, don't
feel obligated to read any further.
Besides, you're not going to believe it
anyway. Listen, I wouldn't believe
this story if I read it somewhere. That
Ripley fellow, George I think was his
first name, wouldn't even accept this

kind of stuff. But I'm telling you this
today with my hand up it is the ab-
solute, dead level truth.
Remember that thunderstorm we
had about a week or so ago? If you
were around town, I know you
remember. It rained cats and dogs for
an hour or so and the lightning was

awful. When I got home that afternoon
I found that my doorbell didn't work
and my T.V. set had been knocked
out. Now, I don't know a thing about
lightning. I bet you if Ben Franklin
was around he could explain to me
just exactly how lightning could run in
and mess up my door bell, shut off my

Some Do Not

Respect Others

Can We Look Back In Nostalgia On Air

A GROUP OF us were sitting in
an evening study class at our church
the other Sunday afternoon, late, and
a couple of women started asking
Kesley Colbert if the names of the
characters in his column were real or
were they a real figment of his more
than fertile imagination.
these ladies admitted the adven-
tures related by this backwoods bard
could very well have happened, as
they remember similar events in their
own younger life. They remembered
the exploring of the woods, the
adventures down by the creek, the
swing built of a piece of rope and an
old automobile tire up in a stout oak
tree. Some could recall the 'coon
hunting and a, few remembered
sliding down a grassy knoll on a piece
of corrugated board.
One lady even started relating
some of her experiences of childhood
days, which sounded much like
something Kesley would have written.
I never doubted his tales in the first
place, you understand. I have always
been amazed at the clarity of the
memory of his imagination which was
running full speed at the time, just

like any eight to 12 -year-old.
Kes vowed and declared the
names he uses are the names of real
people. Even his wife, the fair Cathy,
backed up her husband in this claim.

he is, decided to bring me undeniable
proof that the names were real and
the people had actually been a part of
his life. So, he brought in his high
school yearbook, for me to look over


I By: Wesley R. Ra

If you are a regular reader of Kes, you
know Cathy has due cause to blow the
whistle on old Kes if she ever gets the
I EVEN FIND myself forced to
verify Kes's veracity.
Once in a weak moment, I asked
Kes the very same question these
ladies posed there on that church
bench in the back of a Training Union
class. Kes, being the history buff that

but all of I
few lines
The o0
having ea

Conditioning and T
this is getting to a point in a merits and demerits of the several
or two. movies being previewed for the
other night, there were three coming week. At least one of them had
s, sitting in my den, after seen every one of the films being
ten an entire week's supply advertised. Then they started to
discuss other movies they had seen
_- and the range of titles was impres-
sive. These kids had seen more
movies just since school has been out
than I have seen all year long.


and see there was really a Buddy
Wiggleton, a Larenda Bradford or
any of the other characters.
There they were, big as life,
pictured in the McKenzie, Tennessee
annual. Even principal Tom Johnson,
of McKenzie High School, verified as
to their truth.
They just hang funny names on
their kids in Tennessee.

of left-overs out of our refrigerator,
half-heartedly watching the TV.
The boys had been out playing
baseball and a couple had been
spending the evening at the STAC
House, and the previews of some of
the movies and programs were
coming on the TV between "Family
Ties" and "Cheers".
All of a sudden, I started listening
to the patter going on between the
boys and they were discussing the

Whatever happened to the tire
swing? Where do you suppose rolling
a small steel hoop with a long wire
crook fell out of favor as a summer
pass-time? What happened to "King
of the Mountain", or scooters, or
marbles, or tops, or exploring? What
has happened to the wonders of an
ice-cold soft drink, lifted out of an
open bin type cooler where it was
reposited in a mixture of ice chunks
and water? What happened to the
pleasure of an occasional cold water-
melon, broken open on the ground and
a plump, juicy, red, ripe heart
exposed for a taste treat which can't
be beat?
Is the joy of summer now confined
to an air conditioned house and a

V Movies?
stack of VCR movies?
If this is the case, I feel sorry for
our kids of today, even with all their
organized play activities and oppor-

NOT ONLY DO I feel for the kids
missing all the keen adventures we
had as youngsters, I feel sad for the
present generation as they mature
into adult-hood.
Who's going to write a column
such as Kes writes today, 20 years
from now? Who'll have the memories
to tell about? Who has walked a mile
to Mr. Kinnon's store for a nickel
candy bar or the treat of a seldom
tasted cold drink? Somehow, a trip to
the Jr., or the Sing, loses something
in the translation. And today, the kids
either get a ride in an air conditioned
car or own a $200 bicycle for
locomotion. A cold drink isn't a
seldom treat any more. There are
plenty of them in the refrigerator at
all times.
The future looks pretty bleak for
those who like to take a dip into
nostalgia, like that served up by Kes,
each and every week.

Tides for St. Joseph's Bay

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T.V. and not do any damage to the
rest of my house. My mother told me
when I was a little boy to stay away
from that lightning. I have closely
adhered to that advice over the years.
Now, I didn't mind the T.V. Con-
sidering how the Braves have been
playing lately I kind'a figured I'd got-
ten a break there. The door bell was
another matter. It didn't go ding-
dong. Mr. Dewayne McChristain had
fixed me up a door bell that when you
pushed it, a tape recording would
play. This wasn't just any old tape
either. It was the last out of the 1964
baseball season where the St. Louis
Cardinals won their first National
League Pennant in eighteen years. I
had waited a long time for that out
and I was kind'a proud to share it with
my friends via the doorbell.
I stood there in the rain that after-
noon mad at the lightning, mad at my
bad luck and mad at Dewayne Mc-
Christain. Now, you can understand
my anger at my luck and the lightning
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Letters. .
to the Editor

Better Than


Dear Editor:
Every good newspaper needs at
least one regular out-of-town corres-
pondent, even if they have to be
self-appointed. That being so, I think
I'll designate myself the "national-
foreign" correspondent for The Star
("national-foreign" shows my willing-
ness and adaptability to handle the
tough assignments sure to come my
way). I read The Star each and every
week, after all, and I do live in
California, a respectable distance
away. Unless we hear from somebody
in, say, Western Australia, I ought to
have it made, distance-wise.
Anyhow, being a regular reader
gives me the right to snivel, grouse,
and complain about The Star and
anything printed in it, and to ask
questions. Especially to ask ques-
tions. This weeks questions are one
(1) in number, so as not to overload
anybody (myself included). It has to
do with The Star's three regular
columnists (soon to be four), and how
they came to name their weekly
Let's begin with Kesley Colbert's
column. Being born and reared over
in Bay County, I speak "good ol' boy"
rightly enough, so I certainly know
what "hunker down" means. Offhand,
that wouldn't seem to leave much
question about the title of'Kes' work,
but that's okay. I suspect writing a
column isn't the only'thing Kes does to
keep body and soul together, so it's
only charitable not to harass the man,
even if the mystery were a really big
Just where Wendell Campbell got
the name "Shad Phantry" is some-
thing I've wondered about for a long,
long time. Just guessing, I'd say he
knew some colorful soul named
"Shad" somewhere in yesterday (or
maybe even now). When I was a boy,
"shad" commonly meant a food fish
somewhat better than mud-cat (but
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by The Star Publishing Company TO ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the
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William H. Ramsey ........ Production Supt. AT PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA The spoken word Is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully
V S P? Frenchie L. Ramsey ......... Office Managerweighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly con-
Shirley Ramsey ................ Typesetter vinces. The spoken word s lost; the printed word remains.

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by Wendell Campbell

Hank and Louis
IT HAD BEEN a long time since I had seen a grown man cry.
"I'm going to try and get through this without breaking up," he said
at the end of the Rotary meeting.
It was the last day he was to serve as our president and the most
prosperous year our club had known.
"You see that banner over there?" he continued, his voice trembling,
"It was given us by the finest Rotarian and man I have ever known."
"He was president of the Rotary Club in Quincy, Mass., and I have
loved him all my life," he continued, his voice now shaking from
uncontrollable sobs.
"He also gave me a plaque showing he was president of the Rotary
Club and he had his name inscribed on it. I had mine inscribed right below
his. I wish I had brought it so I could show it to you."
His whole body was now racked with sobs, but he continued,
unashamedly. "I have never been prouder or loved a man more than I did
him. He was my father. .Bill, will you take over?"
THERE WAS A LONG minute of silence before Dave found his voice
and said, "Hank, you did one heck-of-a-job and your father would be
proud of you if he could see you now!"
Too emotional, some might say. "Not so!" I say. There's just not
enough people who can speak of a loved one that way.
'I HAD TO KNOW more about Hank and Louis, so a few days later
I called Hank.
Louis was quite a man. He started his business life as a stone cutter.
He was good at his trade, but one day a friend suggested he attend a Dale
Carnegie course.
Shortly after attending his first meeting, Lou was teaching the
course. And it wasn't long after that when he quit his job as a stone cutter
and went to work at a local Chevrolet dealership.
In less than two years Lou was Senior Vice President- of the
During this time he was also commander of the American Legion and
an active member of the local Rotary Club. He was later elected
president of the Rotary Club.
S+ +++
LOU WASNrT JUST quite a man, he was quite a busy man! Busy as
he was, Lou made time to attend his family. His time with his family
wasn't spent just as a father and husband, but as a devoted husband and a
loving father. As a matter of fact, Lou always put his family first and
everything else was secondary.
When Hank's mother died, a few years before his father, Hank
recalled, Lou never missed a single day, not one day, visiting her grave.
And he loved Hank and his sister with the same intensity.
"WOULD YOU MIND if I wrote an article about you and your
father?" I asked Hank. "I want to tell about the emotion you displayed
while talking about your father."
"No," he answered, "I wouldn't mind. I'm not ashamed of it."
You shouldn't be ashamed of it, Hank. I think it's the finest tribute to
a father I have ever witnessed.
I would hope that, one day, I could be so honored.

Kesley (Con
- I was mad at Mr. McChristain,
'cause ,he had, moved to: Arkansas.
Ain't that the way life goes you
finally get a good door bell man and
he up and moves off on you.
Like I said, I wasn't too worried
about the T.V. set. I was going to en-
joy the peace and.quiet. My wife and
the boys didn't exactly share my
assessment of the situation. As a mat-
ter of fact they hurt my feelings with
all the cheering over the silent door
bell. When they finally recovered
from laughing, clapping and stomping
their feet they wanted to know how
soon I could get the T.V. fixed. I told
them we'd work on it the day after Mr.
Mac gets back from Arkansas. Cathy
told me if I was serious she was going
to work for me tomorrow and I could
stay home with the boys. I called the

(Continued from Page 2)
not by much), but not as good as
mullet (by a long shot). You might
infer we weren't exactly rich; at
times, we weren't even a good grade
of poor. Anyhow, Wendell is published
in at least one other newspaper' now
(The Carrabelle Times), and anybody
who's succeeded to the point of "going
national" can -probably be forgiven
almost anything if they just claim
artistic license.
Which brings us to Wesley Ram-
It's easy to understand just how
Wes merits a weekly column all his
own, whether it's any good or not.
He's the publisher and editor, after
all, and that says a lot about what a
man can do around a paper. What I
CAN'T understand (simply because I
can't) is the title "Etaoin Shrdlu". It
must have some hidden meaning or
significance, because it's not the sort
of thing anybody in his right mind
would just make up.
It sounds vaguely Hebraic, but all
I got for asking a devout Jewish friend
of mine was some tight lipped
muttering about anti-semitic jokes,
and the people who make them. The
encyclopedia was no help, and neither
was Barlett's Quotations. One libra-
rian suggested pointedly I might well
find better ways to spend my time,
and her opposite number on the
Reference Desk threatened to call the
security guard if I didn't leave
For folks lucky enough to live in
Gulf County, it's likely common
knowledge already just what "Etaoin
Shrdlu" means-signifies. That doesn't
help a stranger in a strange land,
though, or a poor boy dwelling in the
C'mon, Mr. Ramsey, 'fess up:
just what DOES "Etaoin Shrdlu"
mean, andhow did you come by it?
The west coast demands to know.
Larry E. Dudley

tinuedifrom Page 2)

T.V. repair place. They said lightning
daniagF"-Uld sometimes rin as,
much as a hundred dollars. I hung up
the phone, turned to the boys and. ask-
ed, "You guys ever heard of a game
called dominoes?"
I can verify that the T.V. was out
cold. Every five minutes or so one of
us would try the power button.
Nothing. One week passed and no T.V.
Things were getting a little testy at
my house. I went to bed Sunday night
thinking Lord, You've got to do some-
thing. Do you remember that little
thundershower that passed through
Monday afternoon? Cathy called me
at work and she was near about
speechless. It took her five minutes to
finally get out that the lightning flash-
ed, she heard a pop and the T.V. set
came back on and was working fine. I
accused her of eating too many fruit
I didn't believe this story myself
until I got home and saw the Beverly
Hillbillies as big as life on the screen.
I can't wait till the next storm I
may get my doorbell fixed. Last night
we watched the Braves drop both
games of a double header. I told the
boys we hadn't missed a thing.

Are Visiting
Robert and Marilyn McKnight of
Birmingham, Alabama were in Port
St. Joe last weekend visiting with his
mother, Mrs. Lucille McKnight and
sister, Diana Wilder.

The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, July 9,1987 Page Three

Four Student Team Will Lead Revival Service

A Revival Ministry team of four
students will lead in revival services
at White City Baptist Church July 12 -
15. The team is a part of the Baptist
Campus Ministry sponsored Summer
Missions Program.
In an effort to provide a team of

students who have worked together
prior to summer, the team members
come from one campus each year.
The 1987 team is composed of Stetson
University students.
The team can present the gospel
through preaching, congregational


1987 BCM Revival/Ministry Team. Left to right: James McBride, Barbara
McColley, Jason Karr and Donna Boyett.

Church of God Editor Visiting

In Area Churches This Weekend

The Highland View Church of God
and the Eastpoint District will have
the Rev. Dr. O.W. Polen, editor and
chief of Church of God publications
this weekend. Rev. Polen has served
as national .youth director for the
Church of God, state overseer of
Maryland, and has pastored some of
the denominations more prominent


(Continued from Page 1)
you put in a building".
Mayor Pate echoed Fleming's
statement, pointing out the St. Joseph
Telephone Company paved lots at the
other end of the block.
Pate suggested the two apply for a
variance for the three lots while they
were there in order to get a firm
decision on the future of the property.
"We must advertise your request for
two weeks and hold a public hearing
before we can give you a concrete
answer on any zoning change",
Pate said.
Smith and Atkins then filed a
formal request for a zoning change on
the property, which will be considered
at the July 21 meeting.
Three unsightly locations in the
City spurred the Commission Tuesday
to agree to write letters to the owners
of the property, giving them 30 days to
make changes before the Commission
takes further action.
Commissioner Roche said she had
a complaint of people piling trash in
the median on Palm Boulevard for the
trash truck to pick up. "We should
inform the people to place the trash
in the alley", she said. Roche also
pointed out there was an abandoned
car, on private property, in the
vicinity of 10th Street and Palm
Boulevard, which was an eye-sore.
This situation was the target of one of
the letters the City attorney will write.
Another letter will be written in
regards to a complaint Mayor Frank
Pate said he had received on the
condition of a garage and material
piled around it behind the Ray Brant
home on Garrison Avenue.
The third letter will be written on
the condition 6f the burned out
building in the 200 block of Reid
Avenue. David Roche said the build-
ing was a "Danger to pedestrians on
the sidewalk. It needs to be fixed up,
torn down or boarded up". Roche said
jagged glass hanging in the windows
poses a threat to people on the

singing and special music, recreation
and relationship-building activities,
and in-depth Bible studies disciple-
ship groups. The team has secondary
skills in drama, puppetry, group
dynamics and social skills develop-
Team members for the activities
at White City Baptist will be Jason
Karr, Wright Baptist Church, Fort
Walton Beach, the team preacher;
Donna Boyett, music leader, from

First Baptist Church, Ormond Beach;
Barbara McColley, Stetson Baptist
Church, Deland, the pianist; and
James McBride, Bible Study Semi-
nar, and drama leader from Stetson
Baptist Church, Deland.
All the local churches are extend-
ed a welcome to come and participate
in this special event. Pastor William
Smith and the congregation are
planning for a great time. Services
will begin at 7:00 p.m. each night.

Rev. Polen will be at the
Apalachicola Church of God Friday
night. Saturday night he will be
speaking at the Eastpoint Church of
God. Services will begin nightly at
7:00 p.m. He will be at the Highland
View Church of God in Port St. Joe
Sunday speaking during the 11:00
a.m. service and the 6:00 p.m.
Rev. Robert Rathbun, pastor of
the church, invites everyone to come
and worship with them during the

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Dana Swatts Is Finalist

In National Pageant

Dana Kelli Swatts, age 12, com-
peted in the 1987 National Finals of
America's Cover Miss and Cover Boy
U.S.A. on June 24 27. The finals were
held at the Holiday Inn in Fort Walton
There were 650 contestants com-
peting in the pageant. The main event
in the pageant was the beauty
competition. Dana competed in all
divisions in the Deb Miss (10-12) age
category. She was chosen as a top
beauty finalist and an ad winner. Her

picture was featured on the cover of
the 1987 National Cover Miss Cover
Boy U.S.A. program book. The
program book is used for advertising
and promotional purposes for the
America's Cover Miss Cover Boy
U.S.A. pageant and will -be seen
throughout the United States.
The crowning was on the evening
of June 27 where Dana was awarded a
large crown, a five foot trophy, a three
foot trophy, a lace and sequin banner,
a stereo and i check for $280.00.

Dana Swatts

Methodists to Honor New Youth

Reception to Fete the Cecil G.

Costins On Their 65th Anniver

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
will celebrate their sixty-fifth wed-
ding anniversary on Sunday, July 19.
In honor of the occasion there will be a
reception held in the social hall of the
First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe
from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on July 19.
No invitations are being sent. All


friends and relatives are cordially
invited to attend. It is requested that
there be no gifts.

"He who rebukes the world
is rebuked by the world."

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Misty Wilber and Randy Harper

Linda Graham of Lynn Haven and ,
Curt Wilber of Mecosta, Michigan
have announced the engagement and
forthcoming marriage of their daugh-
ter Misty Wilber, to Randy Harper,
son of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Harper
of Wewahitchka.
The bride-elect is a 1985 graduate
of Rutherford High School and a 1987
graduate of Gulf Coast Community
College. She plans to attend Florida
State University in the fall.
Her fiance is a 1982 graduate of
Fort Walton Beach High School and is
currently employed at St. Joe Con-
tainer Division.
The wedding will take place on
August 1 at 5:00 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church in Wewa-
hitchka. A reception will follow in the
fellowship hall of the church.
No invitations are being sent
locally but all family and friends are
invited to attend.

and Music Director with Reception McKnight Is
The First United Methodist and welcome Glynn. On Dean's List
/hit.---h nf- T.- -. 11 ....A. .- O-- Dean's Lis

Glynn is a native of York,
Alabama, and attended Livingston
State University in Livingston,, Ala-
,'Iraaipand 'Huntingddn V College in
Montgomery, where he received his
Bachelor's degree. Glynn plays the
piano and organ, as well as directing.
He is a bachelor and will be living in
the parsonage at 1914 Cypress Ave.

Jerry Martin
Has 7th Birthday
Jerry Martin celebrated his se-
venth birthday on Wednesday, June 17
with a party at the park. Everyone
attending enjoyed hot dogs, potato
chips, birthday cake and coke.
Jerry is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Gerald Martin of Highland View and a
very special boy to Mr. and Mrs. J.C.
McArdle of Port St. Joe.
Jerry is the grandson of Mr. and
Mrs. Norman M. Martin of Howard's
Creek and Mrs. Ernest Goff and the
late Ernest Goff of Highland View and
the great grandson of Mr. and Mrs.
Norman G. Martin of Port St. Joe and
Virgil Pate of Blountstown.




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Among those students selected to
the University of Alabama Dean's
* List for .the spring senesteq'0 is
Jefinifer McKnight. She is'the' daIgh-
ter of Bob and Marily McKnight of
Birmingham, and granddaughter of
Mrs. Lucille McKnight of Port St. Joe.
Jennifer is attending Alabama on
a Debate Scholarship, and is a
member of the Crimson Tide Debate
Team. The University's Debate pro-
gram is recognized as one of the best
in the nation. This year's team won
the overall championship in eight of
their eleven tournaments; including
victories over Harvard and Cornell of
the Ivy League.
Jennifer recently: returned from
San Diego, where she represented
Alabama and the "South in the
American Forensics Association Na-
tional Tournament. She is a graduate
of Vestavia Hills High School in
Birmingham where she was named
'Outstanding Debate Student' on her
state championship team.

Ladies Auxiliary
Having Meeting
The members of the Ladies
Auxiliary of the John C. Gainous Post
10069 V.F.W. will hold their regular
meeting on July 14 at the post home in
Highland View at 7:30 p.m.
All members are urged to attend
this important business meeting.

churchIIlof UI ort St. Joe will lionor their
new Youth-Music Director, Glynn
Keys, with a reception this Sunday
evening, July 12, and ap old fashioned
ice cream social. The recep tiobfi"lI
begin at 8:30 p.m. following evening
worship. Everyone is invited to come

Jerry Martin

Happy Anniversary

Mom and Dad


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SFirst Class Has 60th Reunion

The first class to graduate from
Port St. Joe High School in 1927
recently celebrated their 60 year class
The class had nine original
.members Morgan Jones, Nobie
Stone, Charles McKissack, Arthur
Williams, Eugene Smith all deceased
- and Mabel Stone Swatts, Elizabeth
Jones Tomlinson, Louise Ellisor and
Ida Ethel Kilbourn Brown. Three of
the surviving classmates celebrated

Specialists On
Insurance specialists will be
available in several Northwest Flor-
ida cities this month to answer
general insurance questions and help
with insurance policy or claims
The specialists will be in Panama
City from 11:00a.m. to 2:00 p.m., July
14 and 28 at the Bay County
Commissioners' office at 644 Mulber-
For more information, call the
Pensacola Insurance Consumer Ser-
vice Office at (904) 436-8440.

Class of 1962

The Port St. Joe High School, class of '62, observed its
25th anniversary of graduation this past week end, with a

with a luncheon at Gulf Sands Friday,

July 3.


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The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, July 9,1987 Page Five

Tyndall Federal Credit Union Has

Declared 6.00 Percent Dividends


Mrs. Mabel Swatts, Mrs. Ida Ethel Brown and Mrs. Elizabeth Tomlinson
were the firstgraduates from Port St. Joe High School.

picnic, and a socializing time at the St. Joseph Bay Country
Club. The class had 68 graduates, and most of them
gathered for the reunion during the week end. Most of
those in attendance are shown in the photo above at the
County Club on Saturday evening, where they dined on
heavy hors d'oeuvres and recalled some of their former
school days.

The Board of Directors of Tyndall
Federal Credit Union has declared a
6.00 percent dividend for the quarter
ending June 30, 1987. The dividend
applies to Regular Share (savings)
accounts, club savings accounts, and
gift-to-minors share accounts and

Bear Program
Set at Library
There will be a special program at
the Gulf County Public Library on
Tuesday, July 14, featuring Teddy
Bears. Each child is asked to bring
their teddy bear or other favorite
stuffed animal. The program will be a
story time, film Ira Sleeps Over, and
an act out Bear Poem, Out of the
Nursery and Into The Night.

Craig Davis Is
Awarded Honor
Craig Davis was recently selected
for an award as Betz ProChem in
Lake Charles, La. He was chosen for
The Best of Betz ProChem. He has
been working for the company since
Craig lives in Sulpher, La. with
his wife Karen and daughter Kristen.
He is the son of L.C. and Marie Davis
of Port St. Joe and was a 1972
graduate of Port St. Joe High School.

Contributes Article
The article entitled, "The Flag"
in last week's paper was furnished to
The Star by the Gulf County Veterans'
Service Office. This information was
left off the article last week.

Frankie Taylor,
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Now we all know
that you're 52!

From Two "Poets"
Younger Than You

represents an increase of twenty-five
(25) basis points over the dividend
paid for the first quarter of the year.
"Tyndall Federal enjoyed great
success during the second quarter of
the year," says Richard J. Wheeler,
Chairman of the Board. "The higher
dividend reflects our desire to share
that success with the people who
made it possible our members," he
Sparked by member confidence in
Tyndall Federal's services and a
surge in borrowing, total shares on
deposit increased 2.67 percent to
$130,610,848 in the second quarter
while total loans outstanding grew by

$6.8 million, ending the quarter at
Tyndall Credit Union serves gov-
ernment employees in an eleven
county area of Northwest Florida.

Mashburn Baby
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Mashburn
would like to announce the birth of
their daughter, Amanda Michelle.
Amanda was born June 14 and
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Sex Takes Less Time and Causes More Trouble Than Anything
Some sage once said, "Sex takes the practice of having multiple wives breakdown. is the only institution in the world that Correspond with me on this or any
less time and causes more trouble or concubines. The plural of spouse is If we persist in using our sexuality decisions regarding their sexual be- can hope to restore health and sanity other subject through P.O. Box 786,
than any other human activity." not spice, as some would have you in ways outside the parameters of havior. to this sexually permissive society. Port St. Joe, FL 32456.

Our current generation is doing
its best to validate that opinion by its
obsession with the subject. Everyone
has something to

say about sex.
And since my re-
cent article on
abortion, I have
been asked by
several people to
voice some thots
that might lead us
toward under-

To quote from The Book of
Common Prayer, "The bond and


by the Rev. Jerry R. Huft, Rector, St. James Episcopal

As a background for my remarks
today I ask you to read I Thessalon-
ians 4:3-8 and I Corinthians 6:9-11.
The Bible has a way of shedding
light on the human situation. If we
believe it is God's word to his people
we should start our discussions from
its pages.
In both the Old and the New
Testament God the Father, Jesus, and
the Apostles proclaim a common
theme in regard to sexual relation-
Biblical revelation and natural
revelation indicate that intimate
sexual knowledge has a prominent
plage in the life of nearly every
person. But the Bible only promotes
this God-given human attribute in the
context of lifelong monogamous mar-
Some people who read this will
argue that, "In the Old Testament
-men often had many wives." To this
argument I would gently remind the
reader that you will search hopelessly
for a text where God has approved of

covenant of marriage was established
by God in creation, and our Lord
Jesus Christ adorned this manner of
life by his presence and first miracle
at a wedding at Cana of Galilee. It
signifies to us the mystery of the union
between Christ and his Church, and
holy scripture commends it to be
honored among all people."
The above statement speaks of
God's plan in creating us as sexual
beings. It speaks of his continuing
approval. It compares marriage to
the heavenly model. And marriage is
verified by the appeal to God's
recorded word.
But what about homosexual,
premarital, and extra-marital inti-
mate sexual knowledge? Human
society now tells us that all these
things are acceptable, if not desirable.
Here again, the honest biblical
researcher will discover that support
for these sexual practices is baseless
in God's word.
Nature gives us ample evidence
that when something is abused; be it a
tool, a car, a drug, our bodies, or our
minds there will be an untimely

God's plan, we will eventually suffer
for our errors. As evidence I point to
the immeasurable human tragedy
brought on by unwed births, divorce,
general disease, AIDS, etc.
Only those whose minds have
been victimized by the immoral
thinking of a secular society can deny
this truth. It takes an obstinate person
to deny that God has generated chaste
behavior and fidelity in marriage for
our own good, and for the good of
In this mess, the Church should be
a beacon of light and truth. The
clearest voice in the clamor of
conflicting views on human sexuality
needs to be that of the Church.
We must be forgiving and non-
judgemental as we try to help
heterosexual persons and persons of
homosexual orientation make wise

e UUo LU 1o remXn1U antali UIea one
another that a chaste life and wise,
firm commitments in marriage will
lead to physical, emotional, and social
health. Individually, in families, and
in society we will be strengthened by
Godly, biblically oriented sexual
Persons who feel that they have a
homosexual orientation need to be
encouraged to live a chaste life under
Christ, just as the heterosexuals
should. They should be led, where
possible, into heterosexual orientation
by competent counseling, forgiveness,
and the healing of memories.
The Church is responsible for
holding high the principles of forgive-
ness, understanding, and compassion
for those who are in bondage to
homosexual, premarital, and extra-
marital sexual relationships.
The Church, with the help of God,


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"Liberty Bell" Wasn't the

Original Name of Bell

Did you know the Colonies had
three "Liberty Bells" made before
they had one which satisfied them?
Did you know the "Liberty Bell"
wasn't actually a "Liberty Bell" at all
when it was first made and that it was
made some 25 years before the
Revolutionary War started or the
Declaration of Independence was
drawn up and presented to the
Continental Congress? That the "Lib-
erty Bell" was made to commemorate
the 50th anniversary of the charter of
privileges for Delaware and Massa-
These and other bits of interesting
information were told the Rotary Club
last Thursday by George Core, .a
member of the club, in keeping with
the July Fourth holiday.
Core said the first casting of the
famous bell, made in England,
cracked on the first ring in its new
home in Philadelphia. The colonists
pulled the equivalent of a 90-day
warranty on the bell makers, and it
was made over. In March of 1753, it
was placed in a bell tower-not
Independence Hall-in Philadelphia,
but the new bell was found to have too
soft a sound to be heard over the area
it was to serve.
The third time the bell was
re-cast, the job was turned over to
local bell makers. The Colonials were
finished with purchasing foreign
made products. The third casting of
the bell, which was made from the old
bell being melted down and a few new
alloys added to the metal, at a cost of

The bell was made to ring on
important occasions, and was to play
an important part in the Revolution-
ary War, 25 years after it first went
into service.
The third bell cracked at some
point after the war. Nobody is exactly
certain when the new crack occurred,
but a hair-line crack was found in 1846
and the bell was never rung again.
The bell has been "tapped" twice
since it quit ringing. It was "tapped"
in World War II to officially open a
bond sales drive and in World War II
to signal VE-Day.
I. In 1852, the bell was moved to
4Independence Hall where it remains
Guests of the club were Bob
Stafford of Atlanta and Vance Wag-
goner of Columbus, Georgia.

Public Notice
Notice is hereby given that the City Commis-
sion of the City of Port St. Joe, sitting as the Board
of Adjustment, will hold a public hearing at the Ci-
ty Hall at 8:00 p.m., E.D.T, Tuesday, July 21, 1987,
, to determine as to whether the City will authorize a
deviation to Zoning Ordinance No. 5 for a variance
to rezone lots 25, 27 and 29, Block 32, the City of
Port St. Joe, Florida from R-2 Multiple Family
District to C-IA Commercial District (restricted
All interested parties are invited to attend and
be heard.
/S/ L. A. Farris,
City Auditor/Clerk It 7/9

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that forces you to accept a reduced pension benefit.
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providing your spouse with a retirement income if you
die first.
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Kathy polmes Dies Friday

Kathy Holmes, 29, of Wewahitch-
ka, passed away Friday in Bay
County as a result of injuries
sustained in an automobile accident.
She was a lifelong resident of
Wewahitchka. She was a homemaker
and a member of the Westside Baptist
She is survived by: her husband,
Ricky Holmes of Wewahitchka; two
sons, Tommy and Daniel Holmes both
of Wewahitchka; two daughters,
Sharon and Jennifer Holmes both of
Wewahitchka; her parents, Harvey
Bryant and Mary Chason both of
Wewahitchka; three sisters, Mary

Ann Williams of Bristol, Jeannie
Bryant and Elaine Adkison both of
Wewahitchka; maternal grandmo-
ther, Mazie Lee Purswell of Wewa-
hitchka; paternal grandmother, Essie
Bryant of Ocala; one brother, Rick
Bryant of Lithia; and a host of other
Funeral services were held Mon-
day at the Westside Baptist Church
with the Rev. Dan Veal officiating.
Interment followed in Jehu Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral Home
- Wewahitchka Branch Chapel.

Nathaniel Way, 60, Passes Away at Home

Nathaniel Way, 60, of Port St. Joe
passed away Friday at his home. He
was a pulpwooder and was a long-time
resident of Port St. Joe.
He is survived by: two daughters,
Cecil L. Bryant of Caryville and Mary
Ann Hughey of DeFuniak Springs;
one son, Nathaniel Way, Jr. of
Tampa; three stepsons, Morris Davis
of Tampa, Frank Davis of Tampa and

Lawrence Davis of New Jersey; and
nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held
Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Zion Fair
Baptist Church with the Rev. Alonzo
Moore and Rev. Luther Baker officiat-
ing. Interment will follow in Forest
Hill Cemetery.
All services are under the direc-
tion of ComfQrter Funeral Home.

William Filmore, 56, Is Taken by Death

William Filmore, 56, of Port St.
Joe passed away Friday at his home.
He was a lifelong resident of Port St.
Joe, an employee of St. Joe Paper
Company and a pulpwooder. He was a
member of the New Bethel AME
He is survived by: his wife, Ruth
Filmore of Port St. Joe; his children,
Frank Filmore, William Filmore, Jr.,
Jerry Filmore and Drucilla Filmore
all of Port St. Joe, Jackie Filmore
Faison of Atlanta, Ga., Connie Rober-

son, Loretha Jones, Janette Watson
and Angela Filmore all of Panama
City; and two sisters, Alveda Mills of
Panama City and Josephine Frazier
of Port St. Joe.
Funeral services will be held
Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the New
Bethel AME Church with the Rev.
David Rhone, Sr. officiating. Inter-
ment will follow in Forest Hill
All services are under the direc-
tion of Comforter Funeral Home.

Writer Presents Book

Mickey Friedman presented a copy of her fourth novel, Venetian Mask, to
librarian Jean Faliski for the Gulf County Public Library Friday morning.
Mickey, the daughter of Laura Geddle of 1018 Garrison Ave., was in town
for the 25th reunion of the Port St. Joe High School Class of 1962. She and her
husband, Alan, live in New York City.
Venetian Mask, a novel of suspense, was published in June by Charles
Scribner's Sons. Mickey's three previous mystery suspense novels, available
in paperback from Ballantine Books, are Hurricane Season, The Fault Tree,
and Paper Phoenix.

Mrs. Merle I. Goddin Dies In Hospital

Mrs. Merle I. Goddin, 63, of
Howard Creek, passed away Tuesday
morning in a Panama City hospital.
She was a homemaker and had been a
resident of Gulf County for the past,50
years. She was a member of Dalkeith
Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband,.
James W. Goddin of Howard Creek;
four sons, Jerry Whitehurst of Colum-
bus, Ohio, Bill Whitehurst of Talla-
hassee, Wesley Whitehurst of Kinard
and Frankie Whitehurst of Port St.

Joe; two step-sons, Buddy Goddin of
DeFuniak Springs and Roy Goddin of
DeFuniak Springs; three daughters,
Carolyn Nichols of Tallahassee, Mar-
tha Hanna of Overstreet and Elaine
Kirk of Stanton, Ky.; one step-daugh-
ter, Judy Touchett of Hanna, La.; 23
grandchildren and two great grand-
Funeral services are incomplete
and will be announced later.
All services are under the direc-
tion of Comforter Funeral Home.

Fireworks Are Impressive

It was the rockets' red glare which inspired Frances Scott Key to
wuite the "Star .Spangled. Banner" which was- later designated- our
National Anthem. It wps easy to see why Key was so inspired Saturday
night, as rockets, salutes and aerial bombs filled the air with brilliant
lights, heavy "booms" and a colorful display of sparks and showers of
stars-which marked the celebration of July the Fourth here in Port St.
Joe. These two photos are only a sample of the fiery tribute to the birth of
the nation, set off on the shores of St. Joseph Bay.
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Regular Bible Study An Exciting Place to Attend
Ministering to the *Where Everyone is Welcome
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Fully Graded Choirs Sunday & Wednesday

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Pastor: Rev. Napoleon Pittman

11:00 A.M ..... Morning Worship
4:00 P.M......... Youth Service
6:00 P.M. .... ..,vening Worship

12:30 P.M.... Intercessory Prayer
6:30 P.M.......... 1st-6th Grade
7:30 P.M. Bible Study & Fellowship

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The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, July 9, 1987 Page Seven .

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Page Eight The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, July 9,1987

Port St. Joe Hosts District

Play Begins Monday In Two-Week Tourney

For the first time in four years,
Port St. Joe will host the Dixie Youth
Major League tournament. District
boundaries were changed this year,
and rather than St., Joe being in a sub-
district grouping, Port St. Joe along
with seven other teams comprise
their own district. By changing this to
a district play-off, the winner of the
tourney will automatically advance to
state, which will be held in Wildwood.
Other teams in the tournament
are Apalachicola, and six from the
Bay County area, Hiland Park, Lynn
Haven, Parker, Bayou George,

Callaway, and Mid-City.
The tournament will also be
played over a two week period, with
Port St. Joe opening the tournament
against Hiland Park, this coming
Monday, July 13, at 6:30. Lynn Haven
will face Callaway in the second game
at 9:00 that evening.
On Tuesday, Apalachicola and
Parker will play at 6:30, and Mid-City
and Bayou George will play at 9:00.
The losers of the first two night's
games will play Wednesday, and the
winners of Monday and Tuesday's
games will play Thursday. Play for

the remainder of the double elimina-
tion tournament will depend upon the
win-loss of each team.
Port St. Joe will field a
13-member team. Members are:
Adam Taylor, Johnny White, Shannon
Dew, Brian McLeod, Des Baxter, Eric
Ramsey, Norton Arrant, Chad Ar-
rant, Tim Whitfield, Elton Wood, Ken-
drick Addison, Randy Smith and San-
dy Quinn. They are coached by Willie
Ramsey and Arden Stephens.
A full concession stand will be of-
fered each evening, with a selection of

chips, drinks, hamburgers, hot dogs
and other goodies. A $1.00 admission
charge is being collected to help
defray tournament expenses.
For those of you who thought local
baseball was over, and all you could
watch was the Braves or ESPN, give
those TV sets a break and come out
and watch these 10, 11 and 12 year olds
show you what a real game of
baseball is like. The excitement is
contagious, and the fans think it has to
be a major league pro game going on.
Support your local team and see good

13 and 14 Year Olds Advance In District

Tournament, Play W

Gymnasts Compete

In Practice Meet

Eighteen girls from St. Joe
Gymnastics competed in a practice
meet Saturday, June 20 in Port St. Joe
against Crestview Gymnastics
School. Results are as follows:
Class IV, 7-8 year olds: Mandy
Phillips placed 4th in vault, 2nd in
bars, 4th in beam, 8th in floor and 6th
all-around. Kayce Knox placed 2nd in
vault, captured 1st in bars, 3rd in
beam, 5th in floor and 2nd place
all-around. Sarah Edmiston placed
7th in vault, 6th in bars, 2nd in beam,
3rd in floor and 5th all around. Kelly
Graham placed 5th in vault, 3rd in
bars, and captured 1st in beam, floor
and all-around. Leigh Lawrence
placed 2nd in vault, 5th in bars, 2nd in
beam, 5th in floor and 3rd all around.
Gretchen Stevens placed 7th in bars
and floor.
Class IV, 6 year olds: Lindsay
Williams captured 1st in vault and
Class IV, 9-11 age group: Kristi
Kirkland placed 4th in vault, 3rd in
bars, 5th in beam, 4th in floor and 4th
all-around. April Little placed 3rd in
vault, 6th in bars, 4th in beam, 5th in

floor and 6th all-around. Christie
McCulley placed 2nd in vault, 7th in
bars, captured 1st in beam and floor
and 2nd all-around. Sabrinna Warren
placed 6th in vault, captured 1st in
bars, 3rd in beam, 2nd in floor and 3rd
place all-around. Alyson Williams
captured 1st in vault, 2nd in bars, 2nd
in beam, 3rd in floor and captured 1st
place all around.
Class IV, 12-14 age group: Andrea
McCulley placed 3rd in vault, 3rd in
bars, and beam, captured 1st in floor
and 3rd all-around. Wetona Williams
placed 2nd in vault, captured 1st in
bars, 2nd in beam, floor and all-
around: Vivian Miller captured 1st in
vault, 2nd in bars, 1st in beam, 3rd in
floor and captured 1st place all-
Class IV, 15 and older: Traci
Melvin placed 1st in beam and 1st in
Class III: Nichole Wilder cap-
tured 1st in vault, bars and beam, 2nd
in floor and captured 1st place
all-around. Terri Howard placed 2nd
in vault, bars and beam, captured 1st
in floor and 2nd all-around.

Port St. Joe will play Wednesday
evening in Grand Ridge in the District
Dixie Youth Pony League tournament
advancing in the losers' bracket Tues-
day evening after a 6-4 win over Twin
City (Blountstown and Bristol). The
tournament is for 13 and 14 year old
boys, with teams from Marianna, Tri-
City (Sneads, Grand Ridge and Chat-
tahoochee), Twin City and Port St.

Joe competing.
The game, scheduled for 7:00
p.m., finally began at 8:20 Tuesday
evening, following a rain delay. The
St. Joe team played errorless ball to
post the 6-4 win, on a wet, all-clay in-
Tracy Stansel, lead off batter for
St. Joe, set the tone for the evening
when he hit the second pitch of the

Gulf Coast Community College
will hold pre-registration for the fall
semester for all returning students.
Pre-registration will be held
through July 31 in the Office of
Admissions and Records. This office
will be open from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m.
until 4 p.m. on Friday.
According to Anne McCullen,
director of admissions and records,
pre-registration is scheduled by the
number of completed semester hours,
including, transfer hours from another
The pre-registration schedule is
as follows: July 13 17 for students
with 35 or more hours; July20 24 for
students with 20 or more hours; and
July 27 31 for students with one or
more hours.
If students are unable to pre-re-
gister at the scheduled times, they
will be permitted to pre-register at a
later date. Pre-registration ends at 4
p.m. on July 31.
Returning students who miss
pre-registration may pick up a
registration appointment card Aug.
3-17, upon presentation of a course
approval card. Regular fallregistra-
tion will begin on Monday, Aug. 17, in
the Student Center. McCullen said
that all new students should register
during the regular fall registration
Degree-seeking students must see
an academic adviser and obtain a
signed course approval card in order
to register. Advisers will be on

campus to issue these cards from July
6 through July 30, Monday through
Thursday, from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Adviser locations will be posted.
Students should bring a transcript or a
grade report when they meet with an
adviser. More information about
pre-registration is available at 769-

Fast Times Set

In Gator Run
James Frazer and Jeanette Bu-
chanan of Panama City were the
overall winners of the first annual
Gator 5K run held in Wewahitchka,
July 4. 53 runners competed in the
run. Frazer had a blazing time of
14:30 which establishes a course
record that will be hard to break.
Buchanan's time was 19:04.
The overall master male winner
was Dave Hagemas of Leesburg, Ga.
with a time of 16:36. James Fain a 13
year old Port St. Joe track runner won
the male 14 and under with a time of
17:54. Anna Hagemas of Leesburg,
Ga. won the overall female master
with a time of 21:45. The female 14 and
under was won by Julie Hoxie of
Panama City.

Directors to Meet
The Board of Directors of the Gulf
County Guidance Clinic, Inc. will hold
its regularly scheduled meeting on
Tuesday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m.
The meeting will be held at the
Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc. in
Port St. Joe.

game over the center field field for a
solo home run. Matthew Taylor also
hit the second pitch to him for a
single, and later scored, stealing
home. Bill Ramsey also had a single
in the inning.
Matthew Taylor was the starting
pitcher for St. Joe, holding Twin City,
scoreless for the first two innings.
Twin City tied the ball game in the
bottom of the third, and it remained
tied until the top of the seventh inning,
when St. Joe picked up four runs.
St. Joe's runs in the seventh came
as Bobby Nobles reached base on an
error, Richie Holley was awarded
first after being hit by a pitch, and
both scored on a hard hit triple to left
field by Louis Miles. Patrick Freeman
walked, and then stole second, putting
runners on second and third. They
scored on a sacrifice fly by Taylor,
giving St. Joe a four run lead to take
into the bottom on the seventh.
Twin City managed to score two
runs after Ramsey. who came on in
relief in the fifth, walked two and
gave up a single, scoring the two. -
The final out of the game came as the
second baseman, Nobles, fielded the

ball and threw the runner out at first
to the pitcher who was covering the
Matthew Taylor pitched for four
complete innings and started the fifth,
having pitched a superb game, only
giving up two runs. Bill Ramsey came
on in relief, pitching three innings,
while striking out seven. Ramsey
picked up the win.
St. Joe had five hits for the even-
ing, with Matthew Taylor leading with
two singles, Tracy Stansel with a
homerun, Louis Miles a triple and Bill
Ramsey, a single.
In the first game they played
Monday evening, St. Joe experienced
first game jitters and dropped a 15-7
game to Marianna. Ramsey started
the game for St. Joe, pitching three in-
nings and picking up the loss. He was
relieved by Tyler Caldwell, who pitch-
ed two and two thirds innings. Tyrone
Hamilton pitched the final one and a
third inning for St. Joe Monday.
St. Joe will play the winner of the
Tri-City Marianna game last night at
8:00 Wednesday. If they win, they
play again at 8:00 Thursday.

The Church of the Nazarene
Excitement is in the air. We are a small but growing church with a big welcome.
MORNING WORSHIP. 11:00 A.M. WED. EVENING ....... 7:00 P.M.
Location: 2420 Long Avenue

J. STERLING SMITH, Youth Minister

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Jaycees Have Busy July Schedule

The Port St. Joe Jaycees have a
full slate in July once again. The
Beacon Hill Community Park board-
walk is now opened to the public.
County Commissioners Billy Branch
and Eldridge Money helped Jaycees
Gregg Burch and Jef Gardner cut the
ribon on the 4th. of July. Several
hundred people enjoyed fun in the sun
at the park over the holiday weekend.
Work is already underway on the
observation deck and restrooms. The
tentative schedule for the opening of
them is Labor Day. A special thanks
goes to Sunshine Electric for the use
of their portable generator.
The Jaycee's regional meeting
will be held July 11 at the Blue Lagoon

9:45 a.m........ Sunday School
(for all ages)
11:00 a.m...... Morning Worship
6:00 p.m...... Evening Worship

on Panama City Beach. A putt-putt
tourney, officers training, and indivi-
dual development competition is
slated. The fun starts at 11:00 a.m.
For further information call Al Smith,
State Director at 229-8555.
A Cerebral Palsy roadblock will
be held at the intersection of Highway
98 and 71 on Saturday, July 18. The
project will be spearheaded by
chairman Bob Merritt with a goal of
$500 to be raised to buy a set of wheel
chair ramps for a local resident. Hot
dogs, hamburgers, and French fries
will also be served in-the City Park.
The Port St. Joe Jaycees will be
invading Wewahitchka in the next
couple of weeks to restart the Wewa
Jaycees chapter. Remember it only

6:00 p.m.......... Young People
7:00 p.m ........ Prayer Meeting

Pastor: Fred A. Goebert Church Phone: 229-6707
Sponsor of Faith Christian School: Three year old kindergarten through Eighth Grade

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takes 20 members to get the Jaycee
program started.
The Port St. Joe Jaycees will top
off a July membership drive with an
M-night spearheaded by new Jaycee,
John Chancey. John, Leo Warren,
John Marezcs, Jay Metcalf, and Steve
Branson have joined the Jaycees this
month bringing the chapter to 67
strong. Meetings are held every
Tuesday at the St. Joe Beach
Volunteer Fire Department at 8:00

Cong. Grant's

Man Is Coming

Congressman Bill Grant an-
nounced recently that Robert Earl
Standland will be traveling in the Port
St. Joe area on July 15. Congressman
Grant urges any person who is
experiencing, any difficulties or pro-
blems with a federal agency to discuss
the matter with Standland who is the
Congressman's district representa-
Grant said: "I want to be a
representative of the people who
elected me and I can only do that if I
can stay in close contact with them so
that I might hear their suggestions,
heed their opinions and help them
with their problems." Standland
serves as his representative so that
the people can receive assistance with
their problems as quickly as possible.
Standland will be in Port St. Joe at
the Post Office from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Public Notices
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida, invites bids
on Je following described vehicle:
Truck Specifications: Tandem Axle Dump
Truck, 204" wheelbase; front axle, 12,000 lb.
capacity; power steering, Ross HFB 64; rear axle,
34,000 lb. Eaton DS-341 tandem; air brakes; seat,
Bostrom, Lo-Back Westcoaster MI; Deaive and
Passenger; Alternator 75 amp 1125 watt Motor-
craft; battery, two 12 volt 625 CCA; engine 1,10
Cummins Formula 270; Clutch 14" 2-plate Non.
Asbestos; Air Horns; Gauges, Direst reading;
2-speed electric wipers; frame, 26.0 SM 110,000
PSI; Fuel Tanks, "D" type 50 gal. LH & RH 100
gal. capacity; rear suspension, 34,000 lb. capacity
U340 Hendrickson; tires, 10:00 x 2012 ply front and
rear; wheels 20 x 7.5 cast spoke front and rear;
transmission: 10-speed direct fuller RT11610; front
tow hooks;
Dump Body: 14-16 yard dump body; steel with
cap protector; double arm hoist with single
Should be equal to a Ford LT-9000 or an ap-
proved equal.
Bids shall be sealed in an envelope and plainly
marked "BID NUMBER 321". The City of Port St.
Joe reserves the right to accept any or all bids,
waive any formalities and to choose the bid deem-
ed best to meet the City's needs. Bids must be good
foer opening. F.O.B., Port St. Joe,
Bids must be submitted to the City Clerk's Of-
flee, P. O. Box 278, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, on or
S beforee 5:00 P.M.,;E.D.T., July 21,1987. Bid opening
will be held at the regular city commission
meeting July 21, 1987, at 8:00 P.M., E.D.T., in the
Municipal Building, Port St. Joe, Florida.
/as/ L A. Farris,
City Auditor-Clerk 2t7/2

The City of Port St. Joe, Florida, invites bids
on the following described item:
1. 3 Point Hitch (mounted)
2. Cutting Width 6'6"
3. Overall Width 7' 3.5"
4. Cutting Height 0.5 to 5"
5. Overall Length 3'
6. Height 3'3:
7. Knives, 36 (Replacement)
8. Operating Speed 1 to 7 MPH
9. Weight 602 pounds
10. Rubber Deflector Shield
NOTE: Bid should be an approved equal to John
Deer Model 25A.
Bids shall be sealed in an envelope and plainly
marked "BID NUMBER 322". The City of Port St.
Joe reserves the right to accept any or all bids,
waive any formalities and to choose the bid deem-
ed best to meet the City's needs. Bids must be good
for 30 days after opening. F.O.B., Port St. Joe,
Bids must be submitted to the City Clerk's Of-
fice, P. O. Box 278, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, on or
before 5:00 P.M., E.D.T., July 21,1987. Bid opening
will be held at the regular city commission
meeting July 21, 1987, at 8:00 P.M., E.D.T., in the
Municipal Building, Port St. Joe, Florida.
/s/ L. A. Farris,
City Auditor-Clerk 2t7/2

Aire Wastewater Treatment Plant, Post Office Box
13332, Mexico Beach, Florida 32410, pursuant to
Section 367.061, Florida Statutes, notices its intent
to extend its sewer services to St. Joe Beach Unit
#3, all within Gulf County, Florida.
3tc 6/25/87

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Section
865.09, Florida Statutes, the undersigned persons
intend to register with the Clerk of Court, Gulf
County, Florida, four weeks after the first publica-
tion of this notice, the fictitious name or trade
name under which they will be engaged in business
and in which said business is to be carried on, to-
412 Monument Avenue
P. 0. Box 987
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Owners: Ann & Rocky Comforter
4tc 7/12/87

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"A Place for the Whole Family"

801 20th Street Port St. Joe, Florida

Third St. Great rental 650 sq. ft. each
side 1300 total, good location, good
condition. Call office for details. Priced
to sell.
Monument Ave. Investment property or
nice residence with rental income. I 3
bd./2 bath apt. newly redecorated, and
4 1 bd./l bath rental apts. adjacent. Ex-
cellent rental history. Owners say make
an offer.

Century 21
St. Joseph Bay Realty
Phone 648-5716


Any household whose income is
below the level shown below or who
can prove its eligibility for Food
Stamps, Aid to Families with Depend-
ent Children (AFDC), Supplemental
Security Income (SSI), or Medicaid is
eligible to receive the USDA foods.
Documents accepted as proof of
eligibility include: Statement from
Food Stamp Office; Proof of Social
Security income; Proof of Unemploy-
ment; and Proof or weekly of Monthly
income for the household.
The income eligibility scale
household eligibility for USDA foods is
as follows: 1 household member, $596
per month income; 2 household
members, $803 per month income;
three household members, $1,008 per
month income; four household mem-
bers, $1,214 per month income; and
continuing as shown adding $206
monthly income per each additional
family member.
USDA's Temporary Emergency

Bible School Set at

White City Baptist

Pastor William Smith issues a
special invitation to everyone to
attend Vacation Bible School at White
City Baptist Church, July 20-24, with
classes provided for all ages, includ-
ing adults. Beginning time each
evening will be at 6:00 p.m. Many
interesting activities are being plan-
ned, with delicious refreshments to be
served each day.
Preparation Day will be held on
Thursday, July 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the
church. At this time, a very special
treat is in store for the youth of the
area, when there will be a bicycle
riding demonstration given by Der-
rick Schott, world famous bike rider.
All children are urged to come and
enjoy this young man's expertise on
the bicycle.

Port St. Joe
holding Master Mason Degree, Thurs-
day, July 9th at 7:00 p.m. E.T. All
M/M members are invited. Dinner
will be served.
H. B. Neel, W/M
C. Peterson, Sec.

Open your own beautiful discount
shoe store. Offering over 300 top
designer name brands and over 1500
styles at unbelievable retail prices of
$6.75 and up. All first quality mer-
chandise. Satisfaction guaranteed.
*Andrew Geller *Evan Picone
*Naturalizer *Stride Rite *Bandolino
*Reebok *Amalfi *9 West Gloria
Vanderbilt and many more. Hand-
bags and accessories also. $12,900.00
to $39,900.00 includes beginning inven-
tory, training & fixtures. Call
anytime. Prestige Fashions,

REWARD: Lost cat, white with
blue eyes. Needs medication. 7th St.
area. 229-6308.

201 Carolina St., 14x70 m.h., 2
great lots, 2 bed, 2 bath. Must see to ap-
preciate. $45,500.
209 First St., Super nice 2 bd I bath
house on 99 x280' lot, cen. h/a,
fireplace, deck, landscaped yard, fish
pond, 2 blocks from beach. $64,000.
511 Cathy Lane, Extra large lot
with 3 bd 2 bath double wide great price
too at only $39,500.
136 36th St. Canal house on,2 lots.
3 bd 2 bath brick house. Boat dock,
510 Former Ave. Single wide 2 bd 2
bath close to beach built-on room,
storage shed, carport. $52,500.
38th St. Summer Place T.H. I bd.
1 ': bath, great buy at $49,500.
40th St. 1 bd. I bath new units -
porch, very reasonable, only $40,000.
Duplex 1 bedroom, I bath each
side $95,000 each or will sell both for

2009 Long Ave. 3 bd. 2 bath block
home in nice residential area, nice fami-
ly room, fenced yard, patio, cen. h/a,
lots of amenities, good buy at $59,000.
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Corner 10th Street and U.S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, Florida 32410
(904) 648-5146
See One of Our Friendly, Well-Qualifled Salespeople

Ellen F. Allemore, Broker 648-8939
Joy Holder 648-8493
Preston Wingate 648-8565
N. F. Allemore, Jr., 648-8939
Bobble Miller. 648-8398
Pat Critser. 648-8883

Gulf AIre lot, gulf view lot, nice, $34,000.
Townhome: 9815 Hwy. 98 Beachfrontl Lovely 2
bd., 2'/ ba., furnished. $104,500. Unfurnished,
o$99, 000.. ..
OWNER SAYS "SELL'" 314 Beacon. Road.
Beautiful 3 bd., 2 be. home on a great lot. Dou-
ble garage, plenty of extras. Reduced to
$85,000. Make an offer. Open House 1-5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday.
Gulf Aire Dr.: Good corner single family lot,
Beacon Road: Nice single family lot, good
neighborhood. $28,000.
Beacon Road: Two large single family lots,
$19,500 ea.
417 Gulf AIre Dr.: 1 bdistudy, 1 bath patio
home. Pre-constructlon price $49,500. Model
309 Buccaneer Road. Beautiful wooded vacant
lot close to pool & tennis courts. $22,500.
219 Gulf AIrs Dr.: Nice large lot with gulf view.
Single family or duplex, was $30,000. Reduced
to $29,500.

Sea Pines: 3 bdrm., 3 be., fireplace, sauna,
privacy fence & hot tub. Must see to appreciate.
Periwinkle Dr.: 5 bdrm., 3 ba., 2,800 plus sq. ft.
Lots of room to live In. Screen porch, balcony
with gulf view, sprinkler system. Top floor
separate LR, bath and bdrm. Downstairs, 4
bdrms., 2 ba., family rm. $140,000. MAKE AN
Sea Pines & Beacon Road: Lovely 3 bd., 2 be.
furnished brick home, Ig. garage. Reduced
Gulf Aire Dr.: Duplex, 3 bd., 2 ba. ea. side, excel.
construction, $76,500 per unit.
Gulf AIre Dr.: Duplex, triplex, or single family va-
cant lot. $22,900.
New Listing: 306 Beacon Road: Lovely 3 bd., 2
ba. home with gulf view. Beautiful yard, unusual
& comfortable design. $135,000.

Bayslde: Secluded, gorgeous view from head of
bay. New 2 bd., 2 be. cypress home, Jacuzzi,
many amenities. 1,150' x 100' lot from road to
bay. $145.500.
Cape Dunes New Llstings
Unit 3A: Waterfront Ig. 4 bd., sitting rm., 4 ba.
fp, cen. vacuum, hot tub. $149,900.
Unit 4A: 3 bd., 3 ba., newly nicely furnished,
water view, fp. $103,900.
Unit 5: 3 bd., 3 ba., new unfurnished, gulf view
home. $98,900.
Unit 9: 2 bd., 3 ba., under construction. Nice.
Corner of Americus & Desoto: Mobile home
park 9 units, good investment. $125,000.
Corner of Americus & Balboa: 3 bd., 2 ba. trailer,
1 block to beach, $38,200.
Bay St.: 2 bd., ) ba., 2 porches, 75'x125' lot, '%
block to beach. Good buy, $45,000.
Corner of Balboa & U.S. 98 Gulf Pointe No. 1:
Beautifully furnished 2 bd., 2'V bath condo,
great price, $79,900.
New Listing, WardV.:A, b Wckb ach. Very
nice 3 bd., 1 ba.e f o ,f 21 idscaped
lots. Must see^w irea..W duced to
Alabama St.: Comfortable 2 bd., 2 ba., can. h&a,
screen porch home with 2 carports.
greenhouse, big storage bldg., garden spot, 2
blocks to beach. $57,500.
Coronado Townhomea. 2 bdrm., 1% ba.
dedicated beach. Unobstructed view. All
amenities. Furnished $84,900; unfurnished,
3 lots Pineda St. 1at block, $55,900.
Balboa St.: Speakers, music system in lovely,
comfortable 24'x60' double wide 3 bdrm., 2 ba.
modular home, screened 12x32' front porch,
f.p., c/ha. Watch the birds feed from glassed
12x22' Fla. rm.. as no paint brush needed
150'x150' 1 "a blocks from beach. Was $65,000,
Reduced to $62,500.
Georgia Ave.: 150' on Georgia by 90' deep va-
cant lot. $16,000.

Nancy Mock 227-1322
Flo Melton 229-8076
Charline Hargraves 648-8921
Margaret Carter. 648-5884
Mary Jane Lindsey. 229-8560
Brenda Guilford 6848-5435
Glenna Holten 648-8195

Balboa St.: Great investment 2 nice 2 bdrm., 1
ba. houses, clha, on 50'x150' lots $95,000 or
will sell separately.
Between Coronado & Balboa Streets: 50' lot on
Hwy.'8,'$45,6 Between Coronado & Balboa Streets: Nice 50'
lot on Hwy. 98, $37,500.
305 Parker St.: 2 bd., 1 ba. on 2 lots, $39,900.
1314 Garrison Ave.: 2 bd., 1 ba. Good starter
home, $37,000.

New Listing: 507 Garrison Ave. lovely and effi-
cient 3 bd., 2 be. new brick home, must see to
appreciate. $79,500.
1404 Long Ave.: 2 bd., 1 ba., decks, utility house,
fenced yd., good buy. $31,000.
St. Joseph Bay Country Club: 3 bd., 2% ba.,
Reduced to $67,900. 2 bd., 1 / ba., $65,900.
Fireplace, tile baths, other amenities. Peace,
quiet & the golf course.
Corner of 3rd St. & U.S. 98, 100' of waterfront,
Corner of 3rd St. & 3rd Ave.: 2 lots, sell together
for $18,500.
Periwinkle: 3 bd., 2 ba., waterfront, owner finan.
cing available. Good investment, $150,000.
New Llating at Beacon Hill Bluff: Lg. 4 bd.. 2 ba.
home, ch&a, totally furnished, gorgeous decor,
screen porch, deck, landscaped, $149,500.
Then assure your fantastic view Buy the
waterfront lot across highway at $65,000.
New 2 bd., 2 bea. home, screen porch, must see.
Make an offer.
2nd Street 3 blocks from beach, 2 bdrm., 1 ba.,
4 lots, $46,000.
3rd Ave.: Nice 14x60' Scot 1984 mobile home, 2
bdrm., 1 ba. custom built masonite siding,
shingle roof, other extras. $35,000.

New Listing: Corner of Water St. & 36th St., 2
lots with dock, $75,000.
35th St.: 2 bd., 1 be., 56'x14' furnished mobile
home. NICE! $35,000.
U.S. 98 & 35th St.: commercial corner lot, with
building. Come see at $57,500.
12th St. Busilness-Center commercial lot 2nd
from highway. $35,000.
13th St. Business Center Vacant lot, $28,000.
Third St.: 2 blocks from beach. Neat & comfor-
table 3 bd., 2 ba. mobile home, screen porch,
fireplace, furnished, stoneware dishes,
silverstone cookware & many more extras.
Reduced to $40,000 from $43,500.
388A, 2 bd., 1 ba., stilt house on 386.A. Good
starter home. $45,000.
Grand Isle, Nan Nook: 3 bd., 1 ba., f p w/efti-
ciency apt., lots of extras $87,000.
9th St. & U.S. Hwy. 98 DOLPHIN RUN
TOWNHOMES. 1 bd. sludy or 2 bd., 2V1 ba. Gulf
Front. Reduced to $72,900 unfurnished and
$77,900, furnished.
Lousllana St.: Trailer lot, no utilities. $14.000.
Hwy. 386A 87.5' highway frontage by 194' deep
commercial. $29,900.
Pine St. 3 bdrm., 1 ba. lovely brick home on 1.2
acres, garden, grape arbor & fruit trees. $54,000.
On Hwy. 71 just inside city limits. Beautiful 2.11
acres and 3 houses. Variety of fruit bearing
trees. $85,000.
Honeyville: Lovely 3 bd., 2 ba. brick home nestl-
ed in oak trees. Pecan tree, peach, azalea &
scuppernong vine on 1.2 acres. $74,900.
2 parcels: 1 plus improved acres, with some fen,
cing & utility building; 1.7 acres with 342' roa(
frontage, $9,000 each Priced well below
replacement cost.

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Corner of Fourth Street and Second Avenue
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The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, July 9,1987 Page Eleven


3 bedroom frame house in
White City on large lot plus
1.3 acres with rental trailer
and fish pond. House has
been completely rebuilt &
yard filled & raised. $48,500
or will sell in two parcels.
Terms. Call days 648-8664,
nights 648-5404 or 227-7468.
4tp 7/9
Lot for Sale: 2.73 acres on
Overstreet, Sunshine
Farms. $7,000. For more in-
formation call 229-8522.
4tp 6/18
7 room house and bath on
corner lot. 532 Third St. For
sale by owner. 4tc 6/18
For Sale: Cape San Bias,
lots from $11,500 and up with
bay view. Phone 227-1689 or
229-8385. tfc 6/5
For Sale: Lot 90'xl50'. In
good neighborhood, cleared
and ready for building. Call
229-6907 or 227-1647. tfc 5/21
SFor Sale or Rent: 2 bdrm.
furnished house on Ig. shady
lot, block from beach. Ad-
joining lot with lawn grass'
available. Canal St., St. Joe
Beach. Call 1-482-3884. House
$27,000. Adjoining lot
available with top soil added
& grass, $14,500.
3 bedroom frame house in
White City, 2 large lots. Just
take over payments financed
through Papermakers
Credit Union. Call 227-1462.
2tn 7/2
209 7th St., Mexico Beach.
3 bdrm., 2 ba. % brick, chain
link fence. Large back
porch, hot house, utility
bldg. Carport, etc: Call
229-6961 or contact Bill Carr.
tfc 3/5

Price greatly reduced on 2
houses plus an apartment
on large adjoining lots.
Assume loan plus equity.
Owner will consider financ-
ing part of equity, consider
motor home, van, etc. for
part or equal equity. Many
possibilities. Asking $56,000,
make offer. 229-8904.
For Sale: Cape San Blas,
new bay view 1296 ft. piling
house, 2 bdrm., 2 ba., bonus
room. $68,000. Phone 904/227-
1689 or 229-8385. tfc 6/5
3 bedroom, 2 bath brick
home, fenced back yard.
Nice location, close to
schools. Call anytime,
229-8547. tfc 5/28
Cape San Bias Area
Bay Front Property
2 acres MOL, 100 ft. water-
front, 105 ft. highway fron-
tage, pine & palm trees,
$68,500. Call Oddie Karl Pea-
cock Real Estate, Marianna,
FL After hours: 904/482-4944.
Corner of Georgia and
Louisiana, Mexico Beach.
New 14'x70' trailer, 3 bdrm.,
2 ba., with fireplace, front &
back porches. For more in-
formation contact Bill Carr
at 229-6961. tfc 3/5
For Sale by Owner: St. Joe
Beach, high and dry lot,
50'xl50', improved fruit or-
chard started. Call days (10
a.m. till 6 p.m.) 227-7457,
nights (6:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m.)
648-5044. tfc 5/21
Lot for sale or trade. Mex-
ico Beach, 5 blocks from
beach. 100'w x 150' deep. Call
1-874-1160. Will take terms.
4tc 7/9

Help Wanted: Waitresses
wanted. Apply at the Wonder
Bar, St. Joe Beach.
Outstanding opportunity
for licensed real estate
salesperson, Cape San Blas.
Call 229-2500. tfc 7/9
Supplement your income,
set own hours. Now hiring
demonstrators to show gifts
and toys through party plan.
Free kit. No collections or
delivering. Call Carol at
229-6676 after 6 p.m., call col-
lect. 10tp7/2
Opening for full time posi-
tion, experience must in-
clude bookkeeping, data pro-
cessing, typing, working
with public. Some weekend
work required. Resume
prior to interview. ERA
Parker Realty, 648-5777.
tfc 7/2
Apalachicola Valley Nurs-
ing Center has a full-time
opening for a L.P.N. on the
3-11 shift. Our salary and
benefit package is excellent.
Salary increases and vaca-
tion become available on the
completion of 6 months and I
year. This home is the only
nursing home within 100
miles to be consistently
licensed by the State of
Florida as a "Superior Nurs-
ing Home." Please call Mrs.
Gates, in Blountstown at
674-5464. 2t 7/2
Waitress / bartender part-
time, flexible hours. 227-1757
after 11 a.m. 2t7/2

New graduates are en-
couraged to apply::Desiring.
eon -opportunity -to- provide,
quality services in a progres-
sive modern, attractive set-


A new 90 bed extended care
skilled nursing and inter-
mediate care facility open-
ing mid-July. Offering com-
petitive salary (NEWLY
benefit program requires
Florida license or certifica-
tion. Resumes or applica-
tions to: Linda A.
McElhaney, RN, Director of
Nursing Services, P. 0. Box
589, Eastpoint, FL 32328.
(904) 670-8571.
2tc 7/2
Bus Driver (Temporary
Overstreet area), School Bus
Driver (Permanent N. Port
St. Joe area)
The Gulf County School
Board is accepting applica-
tions for two school bus
drivers. A job description is
available at the Bus Mainte-
nance Facility located
behind Port St. Joe High
School. Interested persons
must complete a written ap-
plication or ask that their
current application be added
to the active file. Contact
,Chris Earley, Coordinator of
Operations at (904) 227-1204.
Application forms may be
picked up at the School
Board Office in the Gulf
County Courthouse. Applica-
tion deadline is 12:00 noon,
EDT, on July 14, 1987.
2t 7/2

75'x400' beautiful white
sand beach. Underground
utilities. $55,000, owner
financing 10% down balance
over 5 yrs payable interest
only for 5 years at 9%.
Restricted lots with direct
access to beach. Nice homes
already built in this subdiv-

221 Reid Ave. Port St. JoeFl"
(904) 227-1450
Margaret Hale 648-5659 Roy Smith
Frances Chason 229-.8747
Denise Strickland 229-6571

New Usting: White City 3 bedroom home on 1 acre, fruit trees. $24,000.
New Listing, Beacon Hill: 2 bedroom furnished home 3 blocks from beach.
New carport, fenced yard. By appointment only. $45,000.
PRICE REDUCED on this nice 3 bedroom, 1% bath masonry home with
carpft, garage, 1g. panelled storage room & utility area. Located on 3
large ,.haded lots with chain link fence in good neighborhood. Now only
New Listing, Port St. Joe: Apartment building with 2 apartments. New
kitchen appliances, freshly painted. Good rental income. Excellent in-
vestment. Owner will finance. $55,000.
North Port St. Joe: Good rental property, 2 bedroom, I bath house with
enclosed porch. House in good condition. $17,200.
St. Joe Beach: Very attractive executive home located on 2 beautiful
landscaped lots 3 bedroom, 2 bath, garden tub, great room, fireplace,
screen porch, balcony, deck, lots of built-ins, double garage with
workshop. Many other features, including greenhouse. By appt. only.
Port St. Joe: Immaculate 3 bedroom, 1 bath masonry home, freshly
painted, central heat & air, mini blinds with 1,408 sq. ft. living area
located on large lot with nice storage shell. $55,000.
New Listing Port St. Joe: Close to downtown, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, outside
storage. Assumable mortgage. Only $27,825.
Mexico Beach: Prime location, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, screen porch, deck,
guest house. Owner will listen to offer.
Mexico Beach: New listing; Attractive and livable 3 bedroom, 2 bath
brick home on 2 shaded lots, replace, porch, garage, fenced yard. Only
Oak Grove: Possible owner financing on this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home,
screen porch, outside storage., $37,000 asking price. Make an offer!
St. Joe Beach: Built for large family. 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, playroom,
workshop, fenced yard. By appointment only $75,000.
Mexico Beach: Price reduced on this unique 2 or 3 bedroom home close to
beach. Great room with fireplace, private patio, plenty of storage. Only
St. Joe Beach: 2 bedroom, 1 bath, central heat & air, carpet, new kitchen,
deck, gulf view. Only $49,500.
North Port St. Joe: 2 houses in good condition, $30,000.
Mexico Beach: Owner Says Sell, 3 bedroom, 2 bath trailer on 2 lots close
to beach. Was listed at $35,000. Will listen to offers.
North Port St. Joe: 3 bedroom, 1 bath, remodeled kitchen, new roof. Now
Oak Grove: Good rental property, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, den, carport. Only
St. Joe Beach: 2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home, nice shaded lot, $31,500.
St. Joe Beach: Extra large, 4 bedroom, 2 bath home. Brand new carpet,
new kitchen, only 2 blocks from beach. $42,000.
Ward Ridge: 2 lots 75'xl85' each to be sold together. $16,000.
Mexico Beach: Owner financing on two lots zoned for trailers. $15,500.
St. Joe Beach: 4 lots 150'x75' each. $55,000 for all or may be sold separate-
Mexico Beach: Owner wants to sell. 2 lots beachside of Hwy. 98. Can be
used commercial, make an offer.
Cape Plantation: Exclusive homesites available close to golf, swimming
& tennis, underground utilities. From $16,000. Owner financing.
Cape Plantation: Acre zoned commercial, excellent restaurant location.
Mexico Beach: Texas Drive, $10,000.
St. Joe Beach: Price reduced on lot. Corner Coronado & Americus, now
only $13,500.
St. Joseph Shores: 80' Gulf Front, Hwy. 98 to water.
Port St. Joe: Close to business district 50x170', $8,000.
St. Joe Beach: Large tract 231' on Highway and waterfront.
White City: Canal lot reduced to $28,000.
Port St. Joe: 2 bedroom apartment, $250 plus deposit. No Pets.
For Lease: 2 bay garage attached to service station and car wash. Ex-
cellern income potential.
Mexico Beach: Very nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath bricK nome with fireplace, cen-
tral heat & air. $350 per month. References required. No pets.

Air cond. Shasta travel
trailer, 16' long, $800. '77
Grand Prix, 2 door, new
paint, new tires. In excel.
cond. Call 229-8485.
3% h.p. Wizard 22" cut
lawn mower, just like new,
$160. See at 1611 Palm Blvd.
or call 229-6338. Itp
Deluxe camper shell, lwb,
very good cond. $150.
FREE lab puppy to a good
home. Call 648-5698.
Two hatch covers, $45
each. Call 229-8747.
Old 2 door refrigerator,
$80. Counter top high
refrigerator, $75. 648-8289.
Frostless upright freezer,
15 cu. ft. Available Saturday,
July 11, good cond. $75. Call
1981 Bayshore trailer,
14'x70'.' Comp. furnished,
stove, ref., drapes, washer &
dryer, carpeted, 3 bdrm., 2
bath. Call 229-6347 after 5:00
p.m. or 912/662-2844. 4tp 7/9
Two 20" boys bikes for sale
in good condition. $100. Call
227-1568 after 5:00.
Two small poodle mix pup-
pies, female, free to a good
home. One white, and one
white with spots. Both very
affectionate. Call 229-8893.
Refrigerator for sale. For
more information call
648-8247. St. Joe Beach.
2tp 7/9
14 ft. Queencraft fiber-
glass boat, Hilander galvan-
ized trailer, stick steering &
swivel seats. 648-5087. 2t 7/9
Apple IIE enhanced com-
puter, dual drives, View Ep-
son printer. Over $7,000 of
programs, $2,300. Call
64*8-576 after 5:30 p.m.
Hot tub, 4'x6' self-contain-
ed, includes pump & filter,
$750. 648-5389 after 6 p.m.
tfc 7/2
Drive a little, save a lot.
Save thousands $$$$. Dbl.
wide starting at $14,900;
single wide 14x70', 2 or 3
bdrm., starting at $11,900.
We carry enough to sell you
our very best at our lowest
prices. Rhett Butler Mobile
Homes of Panama City, FL
1-800-237-1675. 4t 6/25
Write David at P. 0. Box
95, Wewahitchka, FL 32465
for information about an af-
fordable Medicare Supple-
ment. 2t7/2
19,000 btu Whirlpool air
conditioner, used 3 weeks.
229-8104. 2t 7/2
4 trailer axles, tires &
springs, $350. 648-5315.
2tc 7/2
White and yellow field
corn, Kinard, 639-5700.
2tc 7/2
Like new 13.9 cu. ft. GE re-
frigerator; Yamaha trom-
bone, 648-5496. 2t7/2
8'x26' mobile trailer with
gas stove & gas tank, refrig.
& water heater. Needs some
work, old. $300 negotiable.
4 burner electric stove,
$45; frost free refrig. w/ice
maker, but needs door gas-
kets $45; glass sliding doors
& tracks to fit a 6' opening
$35; 2 complete doors &
tracks to fit 10' openings $10.
Old washing machine $10.
229-8889 evenings.
King size water bed with
head board. Call 229-6314.
2tc 7/9
Must sell 2 arch style steel
buildings from cancellation.
One is 40x40, brand new. Call
Jim 1-800-527-4044.
No need for wet carpets.
Dry clean them with HOST.
Use rooms right away. Rent
machine. St. Joe Furniture.
5' swings $50 with hardware;
5' picnic table $85; "A"
frame swing set $90; 639-2860
or 639-5860. 4tp 4/30
21 foot Trimbly gill net
boat with 85 hp Evinrude

motor with power trim.
1,500.0.00. Call 229-035 or
227-1400. tfc 3/26


Mobile home, 323 Cor-
onado St., St. Joe Beach. 2
bdrm., 2 ba. Window awn-
ings & front & back porch.
Ch&a, 229-8326 or 1-482-7492.
2tc 7/9
Apartment for rent on
Mexico Beach. Furnished, 2
bdrm., 1 ba., carpet, all elec.
kit. CH/A. Cable TV & water
included. No pets. $285
month. 648-5903, 9 a.m. to 6
p.m. tfc 7/9
House on Mexico Beach
(500 ft. from Gulf). 3 bdrm.,
2 bath, den, Ig. liv. rm, a din-
ing & kitchen area, 3
windowed in porches &
garage. $300 per month.
Lease required. No pets. Call
648-5190 between 4 and 8 p.m.
2tc 7/9
For Rent: House on St. Joe
Beach, furnished, 2
bedroom, garages on beauti-
ful shaded lot. $300 per
month. 229-8549. tfc 7/2
Year round rentals furnish-
ed and unfurnished also mob-
bile home spaces. Call 648-5000
tfc 3-26

Psychological services for
anyone with problems in
day-to-day living. Gulf Coun-
ty Guidance Clinic, Port S.
Joe. 227-1145 (24 hours).

Available at
The Star
306 Williams Ave.
Lawns Cut & Trimmed
Reasonable Rates
Call 871-5778
.. .... 2tc7/9

Lawn Cutting & Edging
Shrubbery Care &
Free Estimates
Phone 227-1247

408 Reid Ave. 2294954
Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m. 8 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
Self service or drop/off

There will be a stated
communication the 1st &
3rd Thursday of each
month, 8:00 p.m.
H.B. Neel, W.M.
C.C. Peterson, Sec.
tfc 1/22/87


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tfc 7/4






For Rent: mobile home lot
at Rustic Sands Camp-
grounds, 648-5229. tfc 4/30
For Rent: Mini-warehouse
storage. For more informa-
tion call 229-6200. tfc 2/19
A nice,
clean redecorated duplex
with new carpet & vinyl, ceil-
ing fans, ch&a, washer hook-
up, 2 big bedrooms with
bath, NE corner Hwy. 98 and I
28th St., Mexico Beach, 2
blocks from shopping area.
$300 per month. 904/385-7714
weekdays, 904/386-6004 even-
ings and 904/648-8789 week-
end evenings. tfc 5/7
For Rent: Warehouse
space with office. Approx.
850 square ft. Suitable for
contractor or small service
business. 227-1100 days only.
tfc 2/19

Room for rent: By day,
week, month. Air cond., TV.
Thames Hotel. 229-8723. 302
Reid Ave. tfc 4/17

Beach area only
Call 6485698

All Forms of Insurance
422 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
Phone 229-8899
tfc 4/17

20 years experience
Satisfaction guaranteed.
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Plumbing & Electrical
Phone 229-8986
Port St. Joe
tfc 6/5

Ye Olde
Bargain Barn
102 Reid Ave.
Artificial Flowers,
etc. Some used

Going Fishing?
Stop here first
for a complete
line of

Fishing Tackle
306 Reid Avenue
tfc 7/4


Sears Catalog Sales

Leon Pollock, Owner
410 Reid Avenue tfc 7/4

1985 Toyota pickup, a/c,
am/fm, 40,000 miles, excel.
cond. Call 639-5161 after 5
p.m. It
1978 Cadillac Seville, 4 dr.,
good cond. $2,900 firm. Call
648-8224 after 6 p.m.
1985 Pontiac Parisienne
station wagon, fully equip-
ped, in good condition, 28,400
miles. $10,500.00. Call
229-6808 after 6 p.m. tfc 7/2
1986 Firebird, V-6, a.t.,
p.s., p.b., a/c, elec. windows,
car cover, still under war-
ranty. Low miles, $10,500.00.
More info 229-8919 or
227-1843. Itp
1983 S-10 pickup, 33,000
miles, very good condition.
Call Phil 229-8232 day,
229-8409 evening. tfc 5/14

Wanted: Apartment size
or regular size used gas
range. Call I. W. Duren at
229-8817. 2tp 7/9

Carpentry, Repairs,
Painting, Etc.
Ed Mosley
tfc 5/7

Accounting &
Income Tax
Wauneta Brewer
St. Joe Beach
1987 paid

Yard Sale: Girl's &
women's clothing, toys,
bathroom cabinet, dishes,
and lots more. Come see us.
Friday, July 10th 9:00 a.m.
to 2:00 p.m. 104 Monica Dr.,
Ward Ridge.

Yard Sale: 126 5th St.,
Highland View, Saturday,
July 11.
Yard Sale: 609 Park Ave.,
Highland View. Many items,
Saturday only. 1980 Ford
van, damage, new engine, 15
passenger, 609 Park Ave.,
H.V. $1,200.
Garage Sale: Large 3
family garage sale. Baby
items, furniture, clothes &
household items & much
more. Friday and Saturday,
7 a.m. till. 2111 Palm Blvd.
Rain cancels.
Garage Sale: Saturday,
July 11, 8:00 a.m., 1612
Monument Ave. Drapes,
bicycles & many treasures.

Classified Advertising
Gets Results!

Alcoholics Anonymous
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Sunday, 4:00 P.M., E.S.T.
Tuesday, 8 P.M., E.S.T.
Tuesday, 8 P.M., E.S.T.
St. James Episcopal Church

Ice Cream Floats
and Cones
Mon. Fri.
-10 a.m. to, -p.m.
10% Discount for
Senior Citizens

Sales, Service and
FCC Licensed Technicians

Carpet Cleaning
2 Rooms
up to 3 9
270 sq. ft.
Ask about our special prices on cleaning
Sofas Chairs Walls a Tile
Phone for Free Estimate Satisfaction Guaranteed

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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
tfc 616

Panhandle landscape
Sod Sprinkler Sy stems Palm Trees
Complete Lawn Maintenance Nursery
Items Back Hoe Service
Fill Dirt, Top Soil & Cypress Chips delivered
Call for Estimate
Call Jim or Randy
648-8699 648-8275
5tp 7/2

ision, high and dry. Only
$30,000. Owner financing.
Call 227-1539
tfc 2/26


Second Annual

The beach at Cape San Blas was
buzzing with activity earlier last
,month as the Florida Seafood Indus-
try and the Muscular Dystrophy
Association conducted the Second
Annual "Fishing For The Answer"
activities at the Billy Joe Rish State

Recreation Area near Port St. Joe.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association
Summer Camp activities for thirty
seven kids included an opportunity to
participate in the harvest of seafood
by operating a beach seine net near
the site.

Gene Raffield of
Port St. Joe shows
off a fish which
S the young fisher-
j men caught in the
net which they
t helped pull in.

After the morning fishing activi-
ties, a visit from the St. Petero!.urg
based MARINE GANG provided an
educational setting for the campers to
learn more about seafood pi ducts
and the importance of our marine
environment. The MARINE GANG is
the name given to the Florida Marine
Information Network's (MARINE)
Youth Education Program. Seven
characters Sally Shrimp. Lefty
Lobster, Grumpy Grouper, Daisy

for the Answer"

Dolphin, Pete Pelican. Drats (pollu-
tion), and their moderator Captain
Noah entertained the special group of
kids during an hour-long presentation.
The seafood celebration saw the sun
go down with a ship wreck party and
seafood feast prepared by the seafood
Leaders of the Seafood Industry
from throughout Florida were on hand
to lend support to the "Fishing For

Muscular dystrophy victims at Billy Joe Rish Recreation Area on St.
Joseph's PeLiinsula haul in a net laden with fish in the second annual "Fishing for
the Answer" activity, which involves the kids in catching fish and preparing
them at an annual fish fry.

The Answer" project, which was
established in 1986. According to Ron
Harrison of Jacksonville's Florida
Fish Distributors and President of the
Southeastern Fisheries Associaion,
"We've never been involved in a more
heartwarming and worthwhile pro-
ject." Gene Raffield, president of
Raffield Fisheries in Port St. Joe and
host for the event, stated the program
would be encouraged statewide for the
benefit of M.D.A.


"Fishing For The Answer" is
sponsored annually by the Florida
Seafood Industry through the South-
eastern Fisheries Association and is
coordinated through the Bureau of
Seafood Marketing. The activities
were video taped by WCTV Channel 6,
Thomasville Tallahassee and pre-
cedes the fund raising benefit sche-
duled prior to the Labor Day Jerry
Lewis Telethon with monies going to
fight Muscular Dystrophy.

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Special Events

In Honeyville
In the Old Testament, from the
Book of Psalms the 37th chapter and
the fourth verse it reads, "Delight
thyself also the Lord; and he shall
give thee the desires of thine heart."
For all Christians every day should be
a reason for celebration, a time to
truly delight in God's will. The Key
Event now being planned at the
Honeyville United Methodist Church
is a reminder of that. During July 17
thru 19 the church will be celebrating
four main events in the life of Christ
on which the Christian faith was
The Rev. Robert Warren, pastor
of the Rosinton U.M.C. will be the
guest speaker at each of the four
services, in commemoration of the
Incarnation, the Crucifixion, the
Resurrection, and Pentecost.
Friday begins the celebration
with Christmas, the Incarnation.
Christmas is a time in which we show
one's, best, a time in which care is
shown, a time in which God gave His
greatest gift, Jesus Christ, a reason
for all to celebrate.
Good Friday services on Saturday
commemorate the Crucifixion, an-
other reason to celebrate. For it is
through the Crucifixion, the death of
the Lord Jesus Christ that man
experiences the forgiveness of sin,
that which lies at the very center of
Christian faith.
The "Easter" service at 9 a.m.
Sunday, celebrates the Resurrection,,
giving to the Christian the assurance
of victory over death. Pentecost to be
celebrated later that evening recog-
nizes the descending of the Holy Spirit
on the Church, this will be the climax
of the mid-summer observance, de-
signed to reinforce Christian commit-
ment throughout the year.
The weekend series will truly be a
time of celebration as the church
focuses in on the life of Christ. The
church's greatest hope is that each of
you might become a part of that
celebration and truly know what it
means to delight yourselves in the
Services will begin at 7 p.m. each
night, with Sunday morning worship
at 9 a.m. Come share in this event
which celebrates the life of Christ.,


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VINE RIPE TOMATOES .............. pound 500
U.S. NO. 1 POTATOES ........... 10Ib. bag 1.99
FRESH CUCUMBERS ................ 5/$1.00
FRESH BELL PEPPERS ............... 4/$1.00
RED and WHITE GRAPES ............. pound 89C
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Port St. Joe

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Heinz White Vinegar...................... gallon $239
IGA Soup (Cream of Mushroom or Chicken) ........... cans 2178c
Ragu Spaghetti Sauce .................... 32oz. S 79
Show Boat Pork & Beans ................. i5oz. 2188c
Hormel Vienna Sausage ............... 5oz. 2/ 1 00
Hormel Potted Meat...................... 3oz. 21880
Roddenbery Sweet Salad Delights .......... 16oz. I 39
Kikkoman Soy Sauce ..................... 5oz. 2/ 1 00
Tabasco Hot Sauce ........................ 2oz. 79c
Ajax Liquid Dish Detergent ................. 22oz. S 19
Glad Trash Bags.......................... loct. S 39
Perfection Rice ......................... 21b. bag 4 90
Sessions Peanut Oil...................... gallon $599
IGA Bleach .............................. gallon 6 9
Oreo Double Stuff (Nabisco) ..... 20oz. $229

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Red & White
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Delicious 1 29s
Honeydew Melons ...... 1 &2Up
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Easy Way to Multiply Plants

Many House Plants May be Propagated by

by Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Agent
Most homeowners are looking for
economical ways to replace or
increase their selection of house
plants. One way is by propagation.
Propagation which is the word for
reproducing plants, often scares
people, but it should not. Simply, it
means obtaining new plants from old
ones and there are several ways this is
done all relatively simple. Many
different plant parts can be used,
including seeds, leaves, stem pieces,
bulbs and root pieces. Most house
plants can be propagated from at
least one of these plant parts.
There are two basic methods of
plant propagation sexual, by seed and
vegetative or asexual, by means of
some vegetative part such as a shoot
root or leaf.
House plants are seldom propa-
gated from seed. Most house plants,
particularly foliage plants, are not
grown in an environment conducive to
flowering. The inadequate light, high
night temperature and low humidity

found in most homes doesn't favor the
build-up of carbohydrate needed to
initiate flowers. Therefore, few of the

plants flower and produce viable seed.
The most common and satisfac-
tory method to propagate house plants
is from cuttings. A cutting is a portion
of a plant taken from a parent plant.
There are many types of cutting, but
the most commonly used are those
made from stems and leaves.
Leaf cuttings are of two types -
th.se where new plants arise from the
leaf blade, such as sansevieria (snake
plant), Rex begonia, and Kalanchoe
and those where the roots and shoots
arise from the base of the petiole, such
as Africani violet and gloxinia.
Sansevieria leaves may be cut
into sections about two to three inches
long and stuck in a moist rooting
medium (mixture of 1,/ peat and 1/2
sand) about one inch. It is important
that the section remains right side up.
Roots and a shoot will form from the
section and should be removed from
the leaf section when it is three to four
inches high. The variegated sansevie-
ria will not reproduce true to type
using this method. To retain its
characteristics, it must be propaga-
ted by division of the original plant.

Students with Summer Jobs Should

Check Their Income Tax Status

Many students with summer or
part-time jobs can no longer claim
exemption from federal income tax
withholding, according to James J.
Ryan, Jacksonville district director
for the Internal Revenue Service.
Because of tax law changes made
by the Tax Reform Act of 1986,
students who can be claimed as
dependents on their parents' or
another person's tax return cannot
claim exemption from withholding for
1987 if they have any unearned
income, such as interest on savings,
and their wages plus this unearned
income will be more than $500 for the
However, students whose wages
for the year are $2,540 or less arid who
have no unearned income generally
will be exempt from withholding.
Students can claim exemption
from tax withholding on their Form
W-4 or W-4A, "Employee's Withhold-
ing Allowance Certificate," only if
last year they had to pay no federal
income tax and this year they expect
to have to pay no federal income tax,
Ryan said.
Generally, students not exempt
from withholding should claim one
withholding allowance if they have
only one job at a time. Or, if they need
or want more tax withheld, they
should claim zero allowances. The
Form W-4 and W-4A have more
Many students who had to pay no
tax in the past will have to pay tax for.
1987 and so cannot be exempt from
withholding, because of the Tax
Reform Act of 1986, according to
Beginning in 1987, any child who
may be claimed as a dependent on a

FHP Urges

Driving Care
The Florida Highway Patrol is
urging motorists to use caution during
the summer months in a "Schools
Out" campaign according to Florida
Highway Patrol Director Colonel
Bobby R. Burkett.
"With the summer months ap-
proaching and school out of session for
several months, there will be an
increase in vehicle, bicycle and
pedestrian traffic during the week-
days," said Colonel Burkett. "Often
extra measures of caution.are neces-
sary to insure safety for all," Burkett
"We began our summer season in
a positive way during the recent
Memorial holiday weekend with the
safest holiday in several years by
falling 44 percent short of our fatality
prediction. I would urge everyone to
help us continue this trend," Burkett

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parent's return is not entitled to a
personal exemption on his or her own
Also, the standard deduction for
an individual who can be claimed as a
dependent on another taxpayer's
return is limited to the greater of:
$500, or the individual's earned
income, but not more than the
allowable standard deduction ($2,540
for a child who is not blind).

who is

example, a dependent child
not blind, has unearned
and does not work gets a

standard deduction of $500. If this
dependent child works and earns over
$500, the standard deduction equals
earned income, but may not exceed
Generally, if the child's total
income is greater than his or her
standard deduction, the child will
have to file a 1987 tax return and will
have a tax liability.
Forms W-4 and W-4A are avail-
able from employers. Or they are
available from IRS by calling 1-800-

oting or Cutting

Leaves of Rex begonia and other
fibrous begonias develop young plants
from their primary veins. Make small
cuts across the larger veins on the
undersurface of the leaf. Then lay the
leaf right side up on a moist medium.
Use hair pins or wire to hold the leaf in
contact with the medium. New shoots
should appear in about two weeks.
When the new shoots are two to three
inches high they can be transplanted.
African violets and gloxinias can
be propagated using entire leaf (leaf
blade plus petiole) cuttings. Cut the
leaf from the plant leaving 1-1Vz
inches of petiole attached to the leaf.
The leaf cutting should be stuck into
the rooting medium only deep enough
to keep the cutting upright, and at an
Most house plants root well from
stem cuttings. Cuttings of 4 to 6 inches
in length should be taken from
healthy, vigorously growing plants.
Make a clean cut about 1/4 to 1/2 inches
below a node (joint) with a sharp
knife. Avoid crushing the stem.
Remove leaves from one to two inches
above the cut end of the cutting. This
makes it easier to stick and reduces
water loss from the cutting.
To hasten rooting, you can dip the
cut end in a rooting hormone. Stick the
cut end of toe cutting in a rooting
medium about one to 11/2 inches deep
and firm the medium so that the
cutting remains upright.
Stem cuttings can be rooted in
plastic bags or in containers covered
with plastic bags. The plastic cover
allows the cuttings to breathe but
prevents loss of water. The cuttings
should not require watering until they
are well rooted.
The plastic covered container
should be set in a warm well lighted
place but not in direct sunlight.
Transplant cuttings to individual pots
when roots are about 1/2 to 1 inch long.
Most cuttings will be rooted from 2 to
18 weeks after sticking.

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The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Page Fifteen

"Cajun" Touch Here In the Panhandle

Crawfish may be ugly critturs,
but they sure do taste pretty!
More and more residents of this
part of Florida are beginning to
realize this and it has encouraged MK
Ranches, of the Dalkeith area, to go
heavily into the production of the
fresh water crustaceans.
Like FICO Farms with their
blueberries, this is MK's first year of
production of crawfish, and they are
more than pleased with the returns
from their investment thus far.
0. R. Stockman, manager of the
MK Ranch acreage here in Gulf
County said the local farm operation
got into crawfish production on a
commercial basis by accident, but it's
an accident they were glad to see
'MK, like FICO, was originally'a
small grain producer--primarily soy
Planting soybeans today is a
losing proposition here in Gulf County,
according to Stockman. "They are on
the way back up. They're bringing
about $6.00 a bushel now, but we can't
produce them for less than $6.25 to
save our life."
A few years back, MK shifted its
crop emphasis to rice and has
prepared some 1,400 acres of middle
Gulf county land into rice-growing
fields. Rice growing fields are per-
fectly level so they will hold water and
are equipped to be flooded and drain-
ed with a minimum of effort.
Now, even rice prices are way
down, if you can accept that fact in a
world full of starving people. "Grow-
ing rice now is a marginal business",
Stockman said.
A couple of years ago, Stockman
and the owners of MK heard about a
Calhoun County man, named Joe
Woods, who had turned 24 acres into
crawfish-producing acres and he was
realizing some 1,800 pounds of craw-
fish from his acreage and selling them
for $1.00 a pound. To a person with a
lot of flat land equipped to drain and
flood at will and creeping up on the
red ink side of the ledger, the crawfish
story sounded pretty good to them.
Stockman said his people looked
into the habits of crawfish, got the
land owner, Tollie Murph, of Tennes-
see into the discussion and the first
thing you know, they were starting to
think seriously about producing craw-
fish for the consumer market.
'We bought 40'pounds of crawfish
front WAod andp' thediVi a pond on
our property and at the harvest
season, we had 1,000 pounds of
crawfish return. This was a fantastic
rate of growth", he said.
This experiment, more than any-
thing else, encouraged MK Ranches to
spend the money necessary to plunge
into the production of crawfish on a
commercial basis.
This year is the first commercial
harvest from their investment and the
harvest is something like 1,000 pounds

ou Say


"We bought 40
pounds of crawfish from
Wood and put them in a
pond on our property
and at the harvest
season, we had 1,000
pounds of crawfish
return. This is a fantastic
rate of growth."
0. R. Stockman

per acre off 1,400 productive acres.
Stockman says MK has all
anticipation of tripling that rate of
return next year, as their stock gets
more mature and reproduces more.
After the encouraging experiment
from the Wood stock, Stockman said
MK sent to the crawfish capital of the
world-Louisiana-and picked up
their stock to seed their rice ponds
with. "We put the crawfish stock in
1,400 acres of rice fields and just left
them alone", the farm manager said.
The delicacy which made the
name "Cajun" famous, lives in the
rice field mud during the dormant
season and grows to eating size in the
flooded rice fields after the grain is
harvested. Then the cycle starts all
over again. "Unless something bad
happens, we don't have to stock the
crawfish again", Stockman said.
Actually, even though the price of
rice is depressed, MK will still plant
rice every year. They need the rice
stubble to feed the crawfish and make
them ready for market, according to
Brian Copeland, a transplanted Ar-
kansas native who heads up the field
operations of MK. Copeland said MK
may not market a sack of rice, but
they will plant it regularly to feed
their new main money crop.
The crawfish feed on the decaying
stubble of the rice plants. When the
rice is cut, the straw is baled up to toss
into the crawfish ponds for supple-
mental feed after the stubble has been
No other feed is given the
crawfish. The only other purchase is
for huge amounts of bait fish to use in
traps to catch the crawfish for
"This isn't a trouble-free opera-
tion," Tollie Murph said Thursday of
last week, while on an inspection trip
'6o1heMK operation.
"Even though crawfish can get
along with a low oxygen count in the
water, the ponds are very shallow and
the rotting grain stems on which the
crawfish feed use up almost as much
oxygen as the crawfish themselves, so
there is a heavy drain on oxygen in the
water. When the weather gets hot, this
demand is increased tremendously,
causing young crawfish to die. So, like
with anything, there are problems
with this operation, too".

Roger Lanton unloads two large bags of live crawfish into their refrigerated
holding room. The crawfish have just been taken from MK's ponds.

"Crayfish ,

"Crawfish "

Taste Is Still Distinctive

It looks like any other grassy marshland, but actually this is a series of ponds are designed to gently allow water to flow through from one pond to
crawfish fields which have been leveled to exact elevations by laser beams. The another, maintaining fresh water for crawfish.

MK combats the oxygen problem
by maintaining giant aeration instal-
lations in their ponds and turning
them on periodically to keep the
oxygen content in their ponds toler-
able for the tasty shellfish.
The harvesting is done just like
they do in the heavy crawfish
producing areas of Louisiana. Each of
the several ponds of MK contains rows
of special crawfish traps, which
consist of a conical pot made of net
with a hard plastic pipe at the top to
handle the trap with. MK maintains
36,000 traps in their 1,400 acres. There
are 20 specially-equipped boats oper-
ating in the ponds, emptying the 36,000
traps every day. The boats are blunt
on both ends with one end equipped
with about a 15-inch wheel with lugs
on the track section. The wheel pulls
the boat through the pond by gripping
the bottom and pulling the boat along
like a tractor. The ponds are only
about one and a half to two feet deep in
water, so they are not deep enough to
use a conventional outboard motor.
The collector approaches a pot,
stops his boat, empties the trap in a
collection box and proceeds to the
next trap.
Copeland said some of the collec-
tors are so adept at their job they
never stop the boat. They can pick up
the trap, empty it, replace it over the
steel rod which anchors it in place and
proceed to the next trap and never
slow down.
Stockman said MK has no trouble
selling its production. This year, the
farm has produced a half million
pounds of crawfish and sold most of
them through one retail outlet in
Southport here in Northwest Florida.
This proves there is a taste for
crawfish growing in this area of
Recently, Raffield Fisheries have
started preparing the crawfish to eat
by boiling them whole along with the
special spices which make their taste
so unique and delicious. Other than
the retail outlet in Southport, Raffield
is the only other customer of MK.
According to Stockman, the ranch
hasn't even been able to supply the
demand of these two customers.
Danny Raffield, of Raffield Fish-
eries says they cook the crawfish, just
like the Cajuns do and freeze them.
"You can let the fish thaw at room
temperature or thaw them in a
microwave and they are delicious!"
Raffield said the product is still
more or less experimental with them,
but said, "We have the facilities to
market them and we're going to give
it a shot. So far, it has gone real
So, here we have Gulf County in
the large scale production of the
main ingredient of a blueberry
cobbler for dessert, delicious crawfish
for an appetizer, an hors D'oeuvres or
a delicious etouffe or a mouth-
watering bisque, or maybe a delecta-
ble fried morsel. All we need now is
the main course: maybe a mess of
fried catfish?
We understand these are coming
along, too.


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The Board of County Commission,
of Gulf County, Florida, met May 26,
1987 in regular session, with the
following members present: Chair-
man Billy Branch, Commissioners
' Eldridge Money, Douglas C. Birming-
ham, and Nathan Peters, Jr. Others
present were: Clerk Benny C. Lister,
Deputy Clerk Maurell Cumbie, Asso-
ciate County Attorney Tom Gibson,
Road Department Superintendent
Bob Lester, Mosquito Control Direc-
tor Sam Graves, Jr., and Building
Inspector DeWayne Manuel.
The meeting came to order at 7:00
Comm. Money opened the meet-
ing with prayer and led the pledge of
allegiance to the flag.
Pursuant to advertisement to hold
a public hearing to consider granting
a 60 foot right of way variance from
the 66 foot requirement and accept-
ance of the preliminary plat of St. Joe
Beach Unit No. 3 Subdivision, the
Chairman asked for public comment.
There being no objection, Comm.
Birmingham then moved the Board
accept the preliminary subdivision
plat of St. Joe Beach, Unit No. 3,
granting the right of way variance,
provided all streets be paved, to
county specifications. Comm. Money
seconded the motion and it passed
Pursuant to advertisement to
receive bids to repair the air-condi-
tioning unit at the Port St. Joe
Library, there were no bids received.
Upon motion by Comm. Birming-
ham, second by Comm. Money, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved
the minutes of March 10 and April 20,
1987, special meetings and May 12,
1987, regular meeting, with correc-
Jef Gardner and Greg Burch,
Port St. Joe Jaycees, invited the
Board to attend the ground-breaking
ceremony at the County Beacon Hill
Park, to be held Saturday, May 30, at
10:00 a.m. EDT. The Chairman,
County Project Engineer Ralph Rish,
and Associate Attorney Gibson dis-
cussed various surveying information
being obtained on the property.
Gardner reported the Jaycees are
planning to open the park on June 27,
there are approximately 50 volunteers
working on the construction project,
and the Jaycees want to confirm still
working with Comm. Money with
Department of Natural Resource
permitting, etc. The Board agreed.
Gardner announced the Jaycees
had scheduled MDA Camp at the
Peninsula, on June 9, at 6:00 p.m.,
EDT, and invited the commission to
Ms. Marion Hough, of Beacon
Hill, presented two copies of informa-
tion on Aids, prepared by herself and
other concerned citizens, asking it be
placed on county record and stating
this citizens group is requesting the
Board work with them to help Gulf
County learn about Aids, educating
the citizens and children. The Chair-
man stated the Board would work
with the group and if a workshop was
requested one would be scheduled.
Don Baxter and Ike Duren,
present, Baxter requested permission
to hook-on to the sewage system at
Gulf Aire, which would serve his
motel at Mexico Beach at present
(planning to purchase subdivision
from Duren and needed some assur-
ance the county would approve his
request prior to making any agree-
ment to purchase). Charlie Parker
reported he had attended a Gulf Aire
Property Owners Association meeting
and they were concerned with the
public service commission charging
higher rates if the subdivision was
owned by an individual instead of the
association. Parker was also concern-
ed with the possibility of Beacon Hill
residents requesting to hook on to the
system at a later date and the system
being overloaded. Duren discussed
the Public Service Commission regu-
lating the number of customers
(would not allow overload of system).
After further discussion, upon motion
by Comm. Peters, second by Comm.
Birmingham, and unanimous vote,
the Board tabled this matter until the
next meeting.
Employees of the Road Depart-
ment and Mosquito Control Depart-
ment presented a signed petition
requesting to return to a four day, ten
hour per day work week (reasons--
save county money and scheduling
worked better). Upon question, the
Mosquito Control Director reported
there would be no secretary or
mechanic on Saturday unless shifts
were staggered (already swapping
out one shift--4 day work week would
require swapping out two days). After
lengthy discussion, Comm. Peters
moved the Road Department and
Mosquito Control Department em-
ployees work a four day, ten hour per
day work week, swapping out workers
for Saturdays shift. The motion died
for lack of a second.
Road Department employee Jake
Hysmith reported the Road Superin-
tendent informed him a Commission-
er no longer wanted him to fill the
position of Road Superintendent dur-
ing the Superintendent's absence for
vacation, etc. and would not name the
Commissioner. Hysmith asked what
he had done to cause this decision. The
Chairman stated if he had his way he
would not have Hysmith a Road
Superintendent during Road Superin-
tendent Lester's absence; however, it
would be more appropriate to discuss
this at a workshop meeting, which he
would schedule if Hysmith wished.

Comm. Birmingham stated this was
not a set position; therefore, he didn't
feel obligated to give a particular
reason, but also suggested a workshop
with Hysmith. Comm. Peters stated
before Hysmith was moved from this
position, he thought he should be given
an answer, and this was the first he
(and also Comm. Money told him this
was the first time he had heard this
mentioned) heard of any change.
Hysmith stated Comm. Traylor had
told him he knew nothing of this
change. Upon Hysmith's agreement
for a workshop meeting with the
commissioners, the Chairman stated

Gulf County Commission

he would schedule a meeting with all
five members present when Comm.
Traylor was again active and could
The Clerk reported the Attorney
had not met with him on the following
invoice as requested at the last Board
meeting; however, if the invoice
wasn't paid by June 1, the County
would be assessed a penalty payment.
Upon motion by Comm. Peters,
second by Comm. Money, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved
payment. Comm. Peters noted this
was over the budgeted amount, but
the county had no choice but to pay it:
FL Municipal Insurance Self-Insurers
Fund, Workers Compensation Insur-
ance 86-87 Revised Estimated Billing,
$117,303.00. Less amount previously
paid, $97,362.00; Balance Due,
$19, 941.00. (Note: Bid $89,122 -
Revised billing due to excessive
Upon motion by Comm. Money,
second by Comm. Birmingham, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved
payment of the following invoice:
Reimburse Clerk's Operation Account
for Gulf County Water System (High-
land View (March 16-31, April 1-30),
1987: Total, $339.63.
Upon motion by Comm. Peters,
second by Comm. Money, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved
payment of the following invoice:
Jorge J. San Pedro, M.D., Port St.
Joe, FL, Gulf County Sheriff, Reim-
bursement for prisoner health care in
accordance with F.S. 901.35, Patient-
Paul Alexander Walker, $40.00.
Upon motion by Comm. Birming-
ham, second by Comm. Money, and
unanimous vote, the Board granted
the Administrative Assistant's writ-
ten request to purchase a lawn mower
for use at the courthouse, at state
contract price (paid from Courthouse
Maintenance Budget).
Upon motion by Comm. Peters,
second by Comm. Money, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved the
Administrative Assistant and the
Building Official attending an Infra-
structure Financing-Impact Fee
Workshop in Panama City on June 5
from 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Upon the Building Official's re-
quest, the Board agreed for the
attorney to assist with the Depart-
ment of Natural Resources permitting
of construction of a boardwalk at the
Beacon Hill County Park.
The Road Superintendent report-
ed shell fill material cost being $11.33
yd.-2,500 yds.- $29,075 and that there
were available Road funds if the
Board wished to acquire. The Board
discussed the need to select a site to
stockpile. Comm. Money suggested
the Road Superintendent and Admini-
strative Assistant locate available
sites. The Board agreed.
Comm. Peters moved the Board
approved the Road Superintendent's
request to purchase a new pickup
truck (economical standard shift).
Comm. Money seconded the motion
and it failed with the following vote.
Comm. Peters and Money voted yes.
The Chairman and Comm. Birming-
ham voted no. The Chairman stated
he'd prefer purchasing a used pickup
(good condition) to save money as
some of the other department's
budgets (not in Road & Bridge) in the
General Fund have been overspent.
After further discussion of use of
truck, the Chairman requested the
Board wait until Comm. Traylor was
active to decide. Comm. Birmingham
suggested he meet with Comm.
Traylor and make a recommendation
at the next meeting. The Board
Upon the Road Superintendent's
request for more information and
employee literature to conduct safety
meetings, the Board agreed to the
Chairman volunteering to draft guide-
lines for safety meetings. The Chair-
man stated he had found the best
meeting were those of open discussion
of how an accident occurred and how
to prevent it.
Upon motion by Comm. Peters,
second by Comm. Birmingham, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved
the Mosquito Control Director's rec-
ommendation and request to hire
Michael Fennell, selected from appli-
cations received for latest job opening
advertisement, to fill vacant position
of previously approved applicant
Robert Butler, who never showed up
for work.
Upon motion by Comm. Birming-
ham, second by Comm. Money, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved
the Mosquito Control Director's re-
quest to move Randy Williams from
temporary to permanent position.
The Mosquito Control Director
requested the Board establish a litter
law to help control the dumping of
trash around county garbage trailers.
Upon motion by Comm. Birmingham,
second by Comm. Money, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed for the
Attorney to draft a litter control
ordinance and advertise for public
Upon motion by Comm. Money,
second by Comm. Birmingham, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved
the Mosquito Control Director's rec-
ommendation to change employee
Castldera Watts from laborer to truck
The Mosquito Control Director
stated his department employees
requested he report their payroll
check deposit to Tyndall Federal
Credit Union was not being received
at Tyndall for a week at a time. The
Chairman referred this question to the
Clerk. The Clerk stated he would
check with Payroll Clerk McCroan to
determine the reason for the delay.

Upon inquiry of the Mosquito
Control Director as to if the Board
would allow an employee to return to
work on light-duty or, if not, he would
request the Board advertise for a job
opening as he needed another em-
ployee in his department. The Chair-
man stated the Board had the same
policy of no light duty allowed and to
bring this before the Board again at
the next meeting.
Comm. Money requested the
Board allow the Port St. Joe Library

Advisory Board Chairman Nolan
Treglown have the library air-condi-
tioning system repaired at best
possible price, due to no bids being
received. The Board agreed, with the
Clerk to notify Treglown.
Comm. Money reported Britt
Pickett and himself had met with a
representative of the Department of
Environmental Regulation last week
regarding permitting of a parking
area at the county-owned property at
Cape San Blas (Stumphole Site).
Comm. Money reported the repre-
sentative spoke favorably o" the
permitting with a change of p .,ving
from 60 to 65 foot from center line.
Comm. Money thanked tl. Road
Department and Mosquito Control for
their work in cleaning fish off beach
and asked that a letter be written to
the Department of Natural Resources
requesting county reimb: ement for
labor, etc. The Board re. ,sted the
Road Superintendent submn a record
of labor and equipment costs to the
Clerk and the Clerk obtain informa-
tion from the Administrative Assist-
ant concerning who to write, etc. (who
he dealt with in project) and write the
reimbursement request letter.
Upon motion by Comm. Money,
second by Comm. Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved
adoption of a resolution opposing the
State of Florida's agreement that
changes be made in the United States
Constitution, with copies to be furnish-
ed to all senators, representatives, the
Governor, Cabinet members, and all
Florida counties.
Comm. Peters reported on his trip
to Tampa, sponsored by the Florida
State Association of Counties, to view
waste recovery systems in Hills-
borough County, presenting literature
on same.
Comm. Peters reported he re-
ceived two complaints from residents
of Highland View inquiring if there
was a county leash ordinance. Comm.
Peters inquired if the county had such
an ordinance, the City of Port St. Joe
has one. The Board replied the county
has a vicious dog ordinance only. The
Chairman reported he has brought the
leash ordinance request before the
Board previously and it failed. Comm.
Birmingham stated he opposed it due
to the many open (rural) areas of the
county and the ordinance would apply
to all areas of the county per Attorney
Rish. Comm. Peters moved the Board
adopt a leash ordinance for the entire
county and just go where the
complaints are received from. The
Associate Attorney advised the ordi-
nance would have to apply to all areas
in the county outside city limits and
the county would have to enforce it
equally throughout the county; there-
fore, he would have problems drawing
such an ordinance as proposed.
Comm. Money discussed expense
involved (a building, etc.) The motion
died for lack of a second.
Ralph Rish, Gulf County Project
Engineer, Baskerville-Donovan Engi-
neers, Inc. reported on a meeting with
the Department of Environmental
Regulation concerning Buckhorn
Landfill permitting and there are
several items which must be complied
with by June 8. The Chairman stated


there was no regular Board meeting
prior to June 8. Comm. Birmingham
moved the Board approve making
necessary compliances, upon review
of Administrative Assistant. Comm.
Money seconded the motion and it
passed with the following vote.
Comm. Birmingham, Money, and the
Chairman voted yes. Comm. Peters
voted no.
Associate Attorney Gibson pre-
sented the following prepared resolu-
tion previously adopted by the Board:
Resolution 87-8, declaring that there is
a need for cable television service in
certain areas of Gulf County, Florida;
granting a non-exclusive franchise to
provide for such service; setting forth
the requirements of the grantee, and
providing for an effective date (Essex
Cable TV). (Complete resolution on
file in County Resolution Book 1987).
Comm. Birmingham left the
meeting at 9:00 p.m.
Comm. Money stated the new
commission Meeting Room needed a
public address system to help with
hearing what is said at the meetings
and the Board discussed the ceiling
being too high. The Chairman stated
the Administrative Assistant has a
p.a. system and he would have it
installed as soon as possible.
Associate Attorney Gibson refer-
red to a letter received from Marjarie
R. Hieber in opposition to driving on
beach, stating he was bringing this to
the Board's attention as it will be a
future issue (much concern by
citizens). Upon Comm. Money's inqui-
ry if someone is hurt by someone
driving a vehicle on beach (with
county beach driving permit) is the
county in anyway liable, Attorney
Gibson stated he was researching this
to verify, but the county should be not
subject to liability for someone else's
Jerry Holloman, of Gulf Aire
Subdivision, reported he had Cable TV
with Essex Cable TV and inquired
who does one complain to when you
can't get service. The Associate
Attorney and the Chairman informed
Holloman this service has been
deregulated (county had no control
over rates, etc.) and is under the
regulation of the Public Service
Commission presently.
The Chairman reported Gulf
County had been offered considera-
tion for location of construction of
a minimum security facility (40 to 50
employees 20 acres property needed
for location state operated) for first
time offenders and he had to respond
to Rep. Trammell's office by tomor-
row on the Board's decision. Upon
motion by Comm. Money, second by
Comm. Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved Gulf County being
considered as a site for a minimum
security facility. The Chairman stated
he would write Rep. Trammell
The Chairman discussed a letter
the Board members received from
County Attorney Rish concerning a
letter from the State Fire Marshall
citing items that needed correcting at
the Gulf County Jail. The Chairman
directed the Administrative Assistant
and the Building Official make sure
all these corrections completed.
The Chairman stated the air-con-
ditioning unit in the Commission
Meeting Room needed to be checked
as it was not working properly The
Board agreed for Comm. Money to


Average Person Uses

A Ton of Wood

Products Each Year

Joyce Kilmer wrote of the beauty
of trees and perhaps only a golfer
whose shot is blocked by limbs and
leaves would disagree with the poet's
lyrical discourse.
As much as we enjoy trees, the
beauty they display and the shade
they provide on hot summer days, we
shouldn't overlook the contributions
they make to our everyday living. The
foresters at the Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices' Division of Forestry estimate
that some 5,000 different products are
made or include materials obtained
from trees.
In one form or another, the
average American uses 78 cubic feet,
or more than 2,000 pounds of wood a
year, according to Leon Irvin, Mar-
keting and Utilization Supervisor for
the Division of Forestry, who points
out that wood is used in the
construction of 90 percent of new
"Shredded, processed and re-

Petitions Call

for English
A total of 150,000 Florida voters
have signed petitions to put the
proposed English Language Amend-
ment on the November 1988 ballot for
all of Florida. Passage of the
amendment would make English the
official language for Florida's gov-
ernmental agencies.
"The biggest response has been
from counties in South Florida," says
Tom Kirby, chairman of the Tampa-
based Florida English Campaign.
"We have received petitions from
almost every county in Florida; our
goal is 350,000 signed petitions in order
to put the proposed amendment on the
Petitions are available by con-
tacting Pat Fulton at the Florida
English Campaign, 5445 Mariner
Street, Suite 305, Tampa, FL 33609;
(813) 874-9656.

contact Bill White, St. Joe Service,
requesting he check and repair the
The Chairman inquired if any
response from the Panhandle In-
dustry Council concerning youths
working for the county under the Job
Training Program. No response re-
ceived by those present, the Chairman
stated if the Administrative Assistant
had received this information, upon
his return to work next week, this
would be pursued.
There being no further business,
the meeting adjourned.

formed, wood is made into countless
paper products useful for everything
from handkerchiefs to packaging
materials", Irvin says. "It is treated
chemically to produce such things as
imitation leather and synthetic rub-
A tree is about 60 percent
cellulose and 40 percent extractives --
lignins and resins. Lignins are the
cementing material between cellulose
units; resins, when further processed,
yield ingredients used in the produc-
tion of varnishes, inks, floor polish,
soaps, medicines, plastics, rayon,
photo film, insulation boards and
literally thousands of other useful
Cellulose is found in many plants
but trees are the source most familiar
to the general public.
Wood fibers are very small and
are bound together by a non-fibrous
sheath of lignin to make the light,
strong, resilient material we know as
wood. It is this unique combination of
lightness and strength that makes
wood so valuable in construction. A
piece of wood one inch square and 2 /
inches long can support up to 10,000
pounds, or about the weight of three
automobiles. Its tensile strength -
resistance to the forces trying to pull
it apart-- is equal to that of steel.
"Most wood products come from
the trunks of trees," Irvin says,
"although their crowns provide us
with many edible nuts and fruits, and
we get oils, extracts and decoration
materials from the foliage.
"From the trunks of smaller trees
comes cordwood, the raw material for
Florida's leading forest industry, the
pulp and paper industry," he says.
"Larger trees provide the sawlogs
which are used by the state's second
largest forest industry to produce
lumber and plywood for building
It's also the trunk of the tree from
which are made railroad crossties,
veneer for furniture, and "bolts" of
wood for specialty products such as
tool handles.
Poles for electrical transmission
and telephone lines, piling timbers
used in bridge construction and fence
posts for agriculture also are made
from the trunks of trees.
The forest industry in Florida
generates more than $6 billion for the
state's economy annually. Consider-
ing all the benefits derived from this
renewable resource and taking into
account the beauty they add, .even the
frustrated golfer would probably
agree with Kilmer whose poem
begins: "I think that I shall never see,
a poem lovely as a tree."

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