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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, JULY 30, 1987
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3 Killed, 2 Wounded In T
Clyde Melvin Charged with Three Murders and Assault
Three people are dead and two
wounded as an aftermath of what was wi
to have been a routine, simple, the
hearing of a motion in a divorce ve:
settlement case in the judge's cham- ne'
bers in the Gulf County courthouse to
Tuesday morning at approximately pu
In an event which has drawn the
nation-wide attention and shocked the the
entire state of Florida, veteran Circuit the
Judge W. L. Bailey, 64, of Blounts- Sh
town, Panama City attorney Tom Hu
Ingles, 43 and Peggy White Paulk of she
Port St. Joe, all are dead from ing
gunshot wounds which were said to
have been fired by Clyde Melvin, 62, of
Apalachicola. Melvin is also charged
with firing the shot which wounded his a s
divorced wife, Inez Huckeba of off
Overstreet and Melvin, himself, was anc
wounded in the neck by a shot fired by in.
Sheriff Al Harrison. gui
The entire drama didn't take 10 tur
minutes to play out, but the law and ab(
law enforcement community of Gulf
and Bay counties, say the effects will cor
last for years to come. Me
Sheriff Al Harrison and State shc
Attorney Jim Appleman say the shc
u incident may have a far reaching
S effect on future security in chambers up
and the court room. "We already par
station an armed bailiff in the the
Courtroom when a trial is in progress, of
but we have never done so in a tim
chamber hearing", Sheriff Harrison
told a gathering of news representa- gur
tives Tuesday afternoon, thr
SIMPLE HEARING strip
Melvin and his divorced wife cau
were in the hearing Tuesday to clarify
matters regarding support, since roof
their November 1986 divorce, and the sciC
matter had been settled. Judge Bailey
had declared the hearing as finished
and was gathering his papers to leave.
Present were Melvin, his attorney
Robert E. Moore, Inez Buckea and
her attorney, Ingle and Judge Bailey.
Melvin then pursued his former
fe down the hall toward the rear of
Courthouse. By this time, in-.
stigators from the State Attor-
y's office, which has space adjacent
the judge's chambers, started
Melvin followed Huckeba through
e overhead passageway which joins
Jail complex to the courthouse and
ey wound up on the roof of the
eriff's office, where Melvin caught
ickeba and shot her in the upper
boulder portion of her body, wound-
SHERIFF HEARS COMMOTION
Sheriff Harrison was questioning
suspect from another case in his
ice, wen he heard the commotion
d the calls for help started coming
Harrison raced to his car to get his
n which was stored there, and on
ning, saw Melvin on the roof just
Sheriff Harrison took cover at the
rner f the courthouse and called to
lvin to drop his gun. Melvin
iuted at the Sheriff and started
Hrrison said Melvin was bobbing
arid down behind the concrete
raput which surrounds the roof of
building. "Only his head and part
his shoulders would pop up from
.e to time", he said.
Harrison said Melvin swung his
i toward him and the Sheriff fired
ee times, with at least one bullet
king Melvin in the neck, which
ised him to go down.
Harrison'said when he got to the
f, Huckeba, who was still con-
us, bad tossed Melvin's gun to the
ground below. Harrison said he found
a second gun-the .357 magnum-in
Melvin's boot, and disarmed the
gunman, taking him into custody.
Both Melvin and Huckeba were
taken to Gulf Pines Hospital for
treatment and Melvin was brought
back to the courthouse about 6:00
p.m. for arraignment before Judge
David Taunton, who refused bail for
Melvin is charged with three
counts of murder and one count of
aggravated assault with a firearm.
The sadness of the shooting was
magnified when it was learned
afterward that Judge Bailey, who had
been in the Panhandle legal picture
for more than 30 years, and a judge
for about 17 years-was planning to
retire and enjoy traveling with his
wife in July of next year. While the
drama was playing itself out in the
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Mrs. Inez Huckeba is hustled toward a waiting ambulance by an
Emergency Medical Technician, after she was brought down from the Sheriff's
Department building, where she had been shot by her former husband.
Sheriff Al Harrison is shown on the Sheriff's office roof,
Melvin, who has been wounded by the Sheriff's gunfire, while
investigator, Wayne White, holds up Melvin's guns, which he h
the ground below. One of the guns was thrown down by Inez I
also lying on the roof, and the other by Sheriff Harrison.
e State Attorne
as recovered o
Attorney Fred Witten
Accepts Vacated Post
of Gulf Prosecutor
Port St. Joe attorney, Fred N. Witten, will assume the position as
Assistant State Attorney, serving Gulf County Monday, according to the
office of State Attorney Jim Appleman. Officially, Witten will assume the
post on August 1, which is Saturday, but he will not be in the office until
Witten has been a practicing
attorney in Port St. Joe and Gulf
County for the past 17 years, being
active in matters of the court and
civic matters in the community.
A graduate of the University of
Florida School of Law, Witten came
to Port St. Joe 17 years ago and was
associated with attorney William J.
Rish while Rish was involved with -N
serving on the Florida Legislature.
The new state attorney repre-
sentative has had experience on both
sides of the judiFial bench, serving r
as assistant to Public Defender
Virgil Q. Mayo for 12 years before
resigning from that position to
devote all his time to private
Witten was in private practice
during his stint with the Public
Defender's office as well.
Recently Assistant State Attor-
ney Jim Dunning, resigned his Gulf
County post to accept a position in
south Florida. Appleman approach-
ed Witten about filling the vacant
post and he has accepted. FRED N. WITTEN
Witten will vacate his office on
Long Avenue and will operate from the State Attorney office upstairs in the
Gulf County courthouse.
In addition to his private practice, Witten has been serving as City
Attorney to the City of Wewahitchka for the past several years, and
resigned that post, also, effective July 31.
Witten will devote his time solely to the-office of State Attorney in the
future. He has said he will not be available for private practice in his new
position. In his new position, Witten will be responsible for prosecuting all
criminal cases tried in Gulf County Circuit Court.
As Melvin rose from his seal,
supposedly to leave, he pulled a gun.
according to a recitation of the
shooting events revealed by Sheriff
Harrison and State Attorney Apple-
man at a news conference late
Appleman related that attorney
te Moore bolted out of the room, calling
ey for assistance and Melvin shot Ingles
S as he started around the table, in an
is attempt to disarm Melvin. Melvin
then turned his .357 magnum on Judge
Bailey, who was retreating into an
inner chamber, but missed with his
first shot. Bailey ducked into a
bathroom, holding the door shut to
prevent entry by Melvin. Melvin shot
through the door, with the bullet
striking the Judge in the face, killing
Melvin then shot at the fleeing
Mrs. .Huckeba and missed. Peggy
White Paulk, who came to the
courthouse with her sister, Inez
Huckeba, heard the commotion and
was coming up the stairs toward the
judge's chambers, when Melvin spot-
ted her coming and shot her.
A wounded Clyde Melvin is rolled toward a waiting
ambulance by ambulance technicians, Sheriff's Depu-
ties and courthouse personnel, after he had been shot on
top of a courthouse complex building Tuesday morning.
Melvin was shot by Sheriff Al Harrison, after he ignored
requests to surrender and started leveling hius pistol at
the Sheriff, who was standing on the ground below.
Harrison hit Melvin with one shot in the neck.
Board Gives OK for Development
MDC Representative Says Firm Ready to Begin Building
City Commissioners confined
their actions Tuesday night, to taking
care of necessary matters before
them, as the City still was stunned by
the tragedy which had struck during
Tom Lewis, a representative of
Major Development Company came
before the Commission, asking for
assurance of water and sewer service
for his development at the south end of
Garrison Avenue, which was an-
nounced last week.
Lewis said, "We were working on
this with Ward Ridge before they
became a part of Port St. Joe.
Everything had been arranged and I
just want to make contact with the
City to see that all is in order before
we begin work", he said. "We're
ready to get underway right now", he
Mayor Frank Pate reiterated to
Lewis his firm would be expected to
bear the cost of running mains some
400 to 500 feet to the end of the present
mains in the vicinity.
Commissioner Roberts suggested
contacting the city's engineers, Smith
and Gillespie of Jacksonville, to
"prevent any more temporary work
being done than necessary", he
pointed out. Roberts said that any
more load in the area would call for a
lift station somewhere and engineers
may find a place for location of the lift
station other than the ideas the
Commission may have. "If they do,
we'll have all this work to do over
again", Roberts said.
Lewis was also told the area isn't
zoned as yet and he is building with no
protection for the site spelled out in a
Lewis said he was aware of the
future problems revealed, but that his
firm was ready to build and said,
"We'll take care of these matters if
and when the need arises".
Herman Stripling, a resident of
Woodward Avenue near the Sixth
Street intersection told the Commis-
sion he has a drainage problem at his
property. A ditch carries drainage off
from Sixth Street and part of
Woodward Avenue to a major drain
ditch back of his property.
Stripling asked for some relief ih
the drainage bottleneck at his proper-
ty, saying water backed up and
overflowed after rains.
At the meeting Tuesday night, the
commission had granted St. Joe
Papermakers Credit Union permis-
sion to re-zone a corner on Sixth Street
across from Stripling which would
cause more water run-off.
Mayor Pate instructed Public
Works Superintendent Martin Adki-
son to work the problem out and
install larger pipe at the drain
In other business matters, the
-Accepted bids on a computer
for reading water meters, a 14 yard
dump truck and a flail mower. The
bids on the computer and dump truck
were tabled for study before a
decision was made and the bid for the
flail mower was awarded to Southern
Ford Tractor company.
-Named Maurell Cumbie and
Wayne Childers official representa-
tives to the sesquicentennial planning
-Named James B. Roberts as
city representative on a recreation
department planning committee.
The Gulf County Commission will
be meeting in a special session this
evening, to discuss matters in the
According to County Commission
chairman, Billy Branch, the Commis-
sion has a traumatic fiscal year
coming up and the compilation of the
budget should be a matter of concern
for the citizens of the county.
"We won't adopt the final version
of the budget Thursday, but we'll
probably arrive at a tentative figure",
The meeting, open to the general
public, will be held in the Commission
meeting room, which is to the rear of
the courthouse, adjacent to the
Too Much Guess
Work Going On
We've heard quite a few
comments this past week
concerning the threatened
half million dollar expenditure
Gulf County faces in disposing
of its solid waste in a manner
approved by the Department
of Environmental Regulation.
To most of those we have
listened to-and to yours
truly-it seems like an awful
lot of money to pay to bury the
kind of volume of garbage a
county the size of Gulf pro-
Don't think Gulf County is
alone in this messy situation.
Nearly every other county in
the Florida Panhandle is
faced with the same sitation
or a slight variation of it. Even
those counties with incinera-
tors, or planning to build
incinerators, are not immune
from a threat of staggering
costs this coming year.
Here in Gulf County, we
have spent a lot of money to
dig an approved hole in the
ground to bury such items as
limbs, yard trash, leaves,
construction scrap, etc. Our
county had already spent a
sizeable chunk of change to
build this facility and is now
faced with the prospect of
spending even more, just to
provide a place to bury items
which came from the earth in
the first place.
At Buckhorn, the county is
faced with lining the burial
pits with a membrane to
prevent water from seeping
into the ground, after it has
leached down through the
buried solid waste. For all
practical purposes, the county
may possibly be forced to
build huge swimming pools in
which to bury our garbage and
waste. If you have priced a
swimming pool recently for
your back yard, you know the
county has a sizeable cost
staring them in the face, if
DER lets the other shoe drop.
We're not going to be too
critical about the require-
ments, as yet. We admit, we
don't know whether or not
continuing to bury our gar-
bage in open pits and covering
it up with soil is harmful or
not. We admit we are better at
making garbage than we are
at determining whether or not
it will harm your drinking
The only thing we will say
for sure is that before DER
comes into town with their
edicts and their threatened
penalties if we don't do this or
that, they should KNOW whe-
ther or not what we are doing
is harmful. If they have half
the expertise they claim, they
have the knowledge to know
and not just suspect.
We're talking about too
much here to rely on "sus-
Hunker Down with Kes
I Was Sgt. Preston,
David Was King
by Kesley Colbert
I moved closer to my little
brother. He had to be warmer that I
was. We were huddled together down
in the big ditch somewhere below Mr.
Archie Moore's pond. It had started
snowing again and the wind was the
kind that would cut right through you.
But mostly it was cold. My bones were
There'd been enough snow over
the weekend that school for today had
been cancelled. Boy howdy, how we
cheered this morning when Mrs. Flan-
nigan called to give us the good news.
Now, most school mornings we were a
little slow at getting "up and at'em".
You know what I mean! But the pro-
spects of no school had us up early,
wide awake and eager to get started
on a "free" day.
"Reckon there'll be any school to-
"I don't know, son, Mrs. Flan-
nigan will call."
About two minutes later Dave
Mark came down the hall, "Reckon
there'll be any school today Dad?"
"I don't know, son, Mrs. Flan-
nigan will call."
Now, Leon liked his morning
sleep and being the oldest brother and
possibly the wisest he didn't bother
with getting up. He just yelled from
the bedroom, "Has Mrs. Flannigan
In between the grits and the eggs I
asked Mom how come it was that Mrs.
Flannigan was always the one calling
with the news. She explained that
Mrs. Flannigan kept up with
everything and to help others in the
community she would get on the party
line and ring everybody at once. Mrs.
Flannigan delivered the news near
about on a daily basis years before I
heard of Walter Cronkite. My Dad
spooned gravy over another biscuit
and said, "Mostly son, she's a nosy old
The phone rang. We got the word.
Leon went back to sleep. Me and Dave
started getting ready to go outside. As
we left Mother warned us not to go far
as it looked like we could get some
more snow. I don't know how much
snow was on the ground. Seemed like
about four or five feet to me. Of course
it was more like about three or four in-
ches. But hey, that's a lot to a little
guy whose legs were only a foot long.
We were out of school, there was
snow on the ground and we had all
day. Dave and I had never heard the
commercial but we knew it couldn't
get any better than this. We skidded
rocks across the ice over Mr. Moore's
pond, we traced a rabbits footprints
through the snow, we sang "When It's
Springtime in Alaska, It's Forty
Along about the middle of the
afternoon as we were playing Sgt.
Preston of the Northwest Mounted
Police I noticed a couple of things that
concerned me somewhat. The sky was
getting awful dark, we were about as
far from the house as we'd ever been
THURSDAY, JULY 30,1987
and it was getting colder. Much col-
der. We dropped down in the ditch to
try to get out of the wind.
When the snow started I figured it
was time to head home. David, who
was also smarter than me, pointed out
that the time to have made our move
for the house was before the snow
began to fall. My face was freezing. I
started wishing I had a big beard like
all those folks in the Klondike wore. I
guess at age eleven, the beard was
out. I told Dave about those big dogs
with the little bucket under their chins
that went around rescuing people in
We didn't wait very long for the
dog. I grabbed Dave's hand and we
started down the ditch toward Mr. Ar-
chie's pond. If we could find the pond
we could get from there to the house.
The snow was about ten feet deep
when we circled the pond and headed
for the road. I was thinking that I was
going to sit down right in the middle of
the fire when I heard Dad calling us.
Up on the ridge as I looked around it
was white as far as you could see. And
even in Dad's arms it was still cold.
As we entered the house Dave told
Mom to call Mrs. Flannigan and tell
her we made it.
Every July and August as I start
out to mow my yard I think of this
story. You may not believe it, but I
think it helps col me off some.
Courts Decide Guilt
Two weeks of testimony
by Oliver North and John
Poindexter, and two weeks of
valuable time, paid for by the
American tax payer, was
summed up by only one
question one day last week,
and one answer from Admiral
The purpose of the entire,.i
two weeks of hearings was
boiled down into a question
asked by Arthur Liman, chief
Senate counsel, when he asked
the Admiral, "Did you tell the
president that profits from the
sale of arms to Iran had been
diverted to aid the Contras in
Admiral Poindexter an-
swered, "I did not."
Everyone could have fold-
ed up their note books, stuffed
away their clip boards and
gone home after that short but
meaningful exchange and
If only counsel Liman had
asked that question on day
one, there would have been no
need for the two weeks spent
Now, we're down to the
point where the liberal press is
telling us how guilty Colonel
North and Admiral Poindex-
ter are, for their part in the
matter. Both men have told uq
what they did and the only law
on the books which affects the
activities is the Bolin law of
which there is heated contro-
versy over whether or not it
applied in this case.
The Tallahassee Demo-
crat, last week, was being so
pontifical in pointing out that
this was a nation of laws and
not of men. In effect, it said
Colonel North was guilty as
sin of a crime.
Well. here in Gulf County,
if someone is suspected of
breaking the law, we arrest
them and send them to court
to allow a jury to decide
whether or not they are guilty
of breaking one of our laws.
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Tired of "L
IF I HAPPENED TO owe you a
warm day and you wouldn't accept
one of those we had at the end of last
week as payment, we would both be
in trouble. I would be in trouble for
owing you more than I could pay and
you would be in trouble because you
would be entirely too picky!
T have heard that if one doesn't
have another subject to write about
and if one has exhausted all other
subjects to talk about, one gravitates
toward talking about the weather.
That isn't really the case here. If I
Were to search my brain and my
failing memory to its fullest extent, in
all likelihood I could come up with
something to write about which might
hold your interest for the 130 lines or
so this column usually runs each
week. If I were to look hard enough, I
might come up with a subject which
would capture your interest to the
extent you might not even forget what
it was about all through next week.
Better yet, were you to meet me
on the street on Thursday or Friday of
this week and were to remark, "1
agreed with the subject of your
"Days? Cheer Up! It'll be Football Season Again Soon!
column this week", or "I enjoyed
what you said in your column this
week", or even, "I thought your
column this week stunk! ", I would not
have to ask you, "What did I write
that point a few days the week prior,
but Wednesday afternoon, late, was
the first time I have seen the 100 mark
on the sign this year.
To me, 100 degrees of heat is too
ETA OIN SHRDLU
IBy: Wesley R. Rar
I WOULD NOT HAVE believed it
when I rode into town Wednesday
afternoon of last week, after a trip to
Wewahitchka. There it was in the cool
shank of the evening, at about 6:15.
The sun was getting low and the
evening breeze was beginning to blow,
and the T&T sign at Wewa Bank read
a spanking, even, 100 flat degrees! I
have heard others say it had been at
good about 100 degree weather.
+ + + ++
THERE'S SOMETHING about
the summer weather that makes me
want to do what a bear does in the
hot for man or beast to exist with any
comfort at all.
Old "Cuz" Vandevender, who
usea to work for the City of Port St.
Joe, used to fairly chortle when the
thermometer would begin dancing
around the 100 degree mark and he
would fairly bubble, "Man, I like hot
weather! The hotter, the better! Give
me more of it!"
There's something unnatural
about a person who finds nothing but
winter. I want to hibernate until the
temperature gets a little more agree-
able. Somehow, I find it hard to find
anything agreeable about weather
which makes me sweat like a mule
And, don't you get the mistaken
idea I don't know what that metaphor
means, either. I know just enough
about plowing, hoeing, or picking
cotton in the blistering summer sun to
know it is no place for a sane person to
I told a black man with whom I
was talking at one time about the
discomfort of growing and harvesting
pre-Civil War days. If they were to
grow cotton, it was necessary because
it would be impossible to employ
enough people willing to mess with
cotton if they had a choice; even for
pay. Of course, the slaves didn't have
If I had been a slave in pre-Civil
War days, I would have been
instrumental in starting the War just
to get me out of that cotton field.
Cotton is no crop to be working in
during the hot summer months.
Nor is digging ditches, like
Charlie Smith was doing a couple of
weeks ago. Nor is putting a new roof
on a building.
Working with this magnificent
newspaper may not make me a mint
of money: it may not even make me
enough money. Working with this
newspaper usually leaves me a little
short, if you know what I mean. It
keeps me here at 308 Williams Avenue
when I had rather be doing something
else. But, working with this newspa-
per keeps me inside where it is air
conditioned rather than having to
suffer through a hot, humid day such
as we have been having here in the
Panhandle the last few days. And, if
what I read is true, the rest of the
eastern half of the nation is bothered
with the same uncomfortable wea-
There is one silver lining to the
heat wave which is sweeping the
country. We don't have too much of
the hot months left, even though it will
probably seem like they are going on
If you will look at the calendar
real close, yAu will see it is
dangerously close to the eighth month
of the year, already. That means it
will soon be time to do your early
Christmas shopping again. With La-
bor Day just 40 days away, Christmas
will be here before you realize it.
Hey! It'll be football season again
in about four more weeks. Try that
one as an example of "Time marches
on!", even if it is too hot to march.
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The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, July 30,1987 Page Three
by Wendell Campbell
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Lane and Hall
Final Plans Told
S Final wedding plans are complete
for Melody Hope Lane and Lee
The couple and their parents ex-
tend an invitation to friends and
relatives to attend the ceremony this
Saturday, August 1, at 11 a.m. at the
Church of Christ of Port St. Joe.
A reception will follow at the
Catholic Parish Hall on 20th Street im-
mediately following the ceremony.
good price -
403 Monument Ave.
Port St. Joe
Like a good neighbor,
State Farm is there.
State Farm Insurance Companies
Home Offices Bloomington, Illinois
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Gulf County courthouse, Mrs. Bailey
was at St. Joseph Bay Country Club,
taking golf lessons so she could join
her husband in this favorite passtime
of. his once his retirement went into
Bailey, a native of Blountstown, is
widely known throughout this area as
well as the entire panhandle. He
served in the Florida Legislature
during the middle 1950's.
Melvin served as a county com-
missioner in Franklin County during
the '60's, and had been employed as a
security guard for more than 20 years
Sat St. Joe Paper Company. He had no
record of any brush with the law in the
Ingles was a rising young attor-
ney in Panama City, and was an
assistant Public Defender, as well as
operating a private practice.
Mrs. Paulk had just come along to
the courthouse to give her sister
moral support during her hearing.
The First Baptist Church Mexico
Beach is planning a revival beginning
Sunday evening August 2 and running
through Wednesday, August 5. Rev.
Ken Smith from Colonial Baptist
Church in Gainesville will be the
speaker and Rev. John Boozer from
First Baptist Church, Panama City
will be leading the music.
The services will be held each
evening at 7:00 p.m. CDT at the First
Baptist Church located on the corner
of 15th and Arizona Sts. in Mexico
Beach. There will be special music
and a nightly emphasis that will offer
something for every family member.
Rev. Lee Sheppard extends a special
invitation to everyone to come and
join in this time of revival.
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Egyptian Slides Shown to Kiwanians
Rev. Elmer Braden, a member of the club a program of slides he made to Port St. Joe. Rev. Braden also
the Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club, showed on a trip to Egypt prior to his moving gave a running commentary on the
country, explaining some of the
scenes he was showing.
Braden, as do all tourists, visited
the sites of the pyramids, the sphinx,
"-- the Aswan dam, and many of the
--- .. ancient temples and burial places
which have made the nation a
treasure trove of historical struc-
The speaker said the soil of Egypt
is extremely rich and is especially
Productive in those areas where the
waters of the Nile River can be
S- i. ," utilized for irrigation. The main crop
of the country is cotton.
c-, '' Egypt is one of the oldest
countries in the world, practically
introducing organized civilization to
f I -mankind. Today, it has 50 million
People. Where once it was the center
of wealth, culture and learning, it is
today a country noted more for its
historic ruins than it is for its
The nation elects members of its
governing council by the popular vote
of the people, but its president is
S.. selected by the council.
Do Dogs Have It Made?
RECENTLY SHAD AND I were discussing some of our life's more
important problems both of us had plenty to talk about when he
suddenly said, "I wish I was a dog!"
His remark didn't surprise me, but before I could comment he
continued. "Look at Spot over there," he said, nodding toward his
sleeping bird dog curled up on his waterbed. "He doesn't have a worry in
I told Shad that he was not the first person that had given t hught to
that. I thought of it long ago and at that particular time I was at te end of
a long line.
THE FIRST TIME I thought of it the circumstances were about the
same as they were with Shad and I. Another friend and I were discussing
our current problems and I made virtually the same comment to him.
My friend indicated that he had just thought of the same thing the day
before and had been up all night giving it considerable thought. His
conclusion was that being a dog wasn't such a great life after all.
"Consider the following," he said.
-After dogs are weaned, they have virtually no control over what
they eat. If it happens to be a dog food that they don't like, it's left there
for them to eat or go hungry. At best they get leftovers from human
plates,:table scraps is what it is called.
-Many dogs like to chase cars. When and if they catch one, there is
nothing they can do to it except bite the tire or wet on it. That must be
frustrating, to say the least.
-Although we accept it as a matter of animal instinct, dogs use the
bathroom and make love in public. No one has ever seen a dog blush, but
most dogs have hair covering their faces. Anyway, there are no animal
bathrooms or pet motels around that I know of.
-Dogs often have fleas and ticks on their bodies and have no way of
doing anythig.about them except scratch them. If they could talk and
had money they could go to the store and buy some flea shampoo and tick
powder. The might say, "Woof, woof, woof" (how about a little shampoo
and flea powder?).
-Another thing is, it wouldn't be much fun to chase sticks or rubber
balls and run back with them to someone and all you get is a pat on the
head an a, "good boy!" or "atta boy!".
-Then there's the thing about girl friends. It must be awful to date
just any old dog thatcotnes along. And there's always the possibility of
having to fight if she has her boyfriend or husband with her (there's not a
lot of married dogs running around).
-Fighting is another thing to be concerned about. Almost every dog,
when he meets another, gets into a fight. It has something to do with body
odor because they always sniff one another then start fighting.
-The mostfmportant thing is dogs don't live that long. If they are not
run over by a car or truck, they are killed in a fight with another dog or
shot while trying to steal some scraps out of someone's garbage can.
"SO, YOU SEE," he concluded, "A dog's life is not the best life in the
world, although it looks like he's got it made."
"So, what do you think now, Shad?" I asked. "Do you still think you
would like to lead a dog's life?"
"I never thought of it like that," Shad replied, "but it still beats the
heck out of what I've got going for me right now."
Shad, it seems, is in the heart of the jungle!
Katrina Ann Mork
Katrina Ann Mork celebrated her
third birthday with a Pink Panther
party on July 6. There to help Katrina
celebrate were her parents, grand-
parents, great grandparents, aunts
She is the daughter of Steve and
April Mork. Paternal grandparents
are T.R. and Lou Mork. Maternal
grandmother is Brenda Miller. She is
the great granddaughter of Willie
Ammons of Springfield, Etta Mork of
Springfield and Bill and June Miller of
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Costins Mark 65 Years
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
celebrated their 65th wedding anni-
versary with a reception at the First
Baptist Church social hall on Sunday,
Hosting the memorable occasion
for their parents were: Mr. and Mrs.
Cecil Costiri, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. W.H.
Carr, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Ashley Costin,
Mr. James E. Costin all of Port St.
Joe, Mr. and Mrs. Mel Magidson, Sr.,
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Many of the couples' 15 grand-
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Numerous relatives and friends
attended the reception, which was
under the direction of Mrs. Annette
Lowery, Mrs. Robert Whittle and Mrs.
The Costins were married July 19,
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Linemen of Florida Power Corporation are shown above, as they replaced
the main feeder leg which supplies the heart of the residential area with power
last week. According to FPC manager, Mike McDonald, the project, currently
under way on Long Avenue, is part of a project to replace the main feeder loop
in the city which goes south on Garrison Avenue to Niles Road, up Niles to Long
Avenue, and then north on Long. "We already have replaced part of the
Garrison high line and now are homing in on completing the Long Avenue
project. We hope to have the Niles Road leg completed before the year is out".
Page Four The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, July 30, 1987
Teresa Purswell and William Lucas Are Wed
Annie Ruth Garrett. Kim and Jerlon Knight on June 26 in
A lingerie shower was given by the home of Mrs. Jerlon Knight.
Teresa Lynn Purswell and Wil-
liam Alvis Lucas, Jr. were united in
holy matrimony on July 4th in a
candlelight, double-ring ceremony at
the Highland View Assembly of God
Church. Rev. Coy David Birge
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Joe M. Purswell of Port St.
Joe. She is the granddaughter of
Mazie Lee Purswell of Wewahitchka
and the late James Roscoe Purswell
and Ruby Virginia Melvin of Bear
Creek and the late Cecil Buel Melvin.
The bridegroom is the son of Mrs.
Betty Lucas of Clearwater, S.C. and
Mr. and Mrs. William Alvis Lucas, Sr.
of Augusta, Ga. He is the grandson of
Mrs. Zola Wood of West Columbia,
S.C. and the late Thamer Wood and
Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Lucas of Port St.
Joe and the late Ruby Lucas.
Nuptial music was rendered by
Jan Richardson, organist and Kyle
The bride was given in marriage
by her parents and escorted to the
altar by her father. Her gown was an
organza gown with silk Venise motifs
accenting a beaded Queen Anne
neckline, long tapered sleeves, Chan-
tilly lace and ruffles edging the
hemline to an apron effect on the
semi-cathedral train. Her headpiece
was of alencon lace adorned with seed
pearls and iridescent sequins, import-
ed English illusion and fingertip
length. She carried a cascade bouquet
of pink and white silk roses, pink
freesia with white seed pearls and
streamers of pink and white picat with
Kimberly Dawn Knight was the
maid of honor and Amy Heath served
Rudy Waller, cousin of the groom,
served as best man and James Gerald
Purswell, brother of the bride, was
Misty Dewant Melvin, cousin of
the bride, was flower girl and
Jonathan Knight was ring bearer.
Following the ceremony a recep-
tion was given by the bride's parents
in the church social hall. Assisting at
the reception were: Mrs. Ruth
Brownell at the bride's cake, Mrs.
Wanda Nixon as floor hostess, Mrs.
Monica Cooley at the groom's cake,
Mrs. Christine Worley served punch
and Miss Kelly Knight attended the
The wedding was directed by Mrs.
Charlotte Pierce. The reception was
directed by Mrs. Wanda Nixon and
Mrs. Ruth Brownell.
Following a wedding trip to
Gatlinburg. Tenn. the couple will
reside in Port St. Joe where the
bridegroom is employed at St. Joe
Forest Products Co.
A rehearsal dinner was held July
3 at the church social hall given by the
groom and was hosted by Mr. and
Mrs. Buck Brownell and Mr. and Mrs.
A bridal shower was held on June
19 at the Highland View Assembly of
God Church social hall. Hostesses
,were Mrs. Marion White. Mrs.
Christine Worley, Mrs. Geraldine
White. Mrs. Linda Norris and Mrs.
Sheila Williams, Timothy Holland Are Married
Sheila Kaye Williams and Timo-
thy Wayne Holland were joined in holy
matrimony on June 13 at the First
Baptist Church of Port St. Joe. The
double-ring ceremony was performed
by Rev. William Smith.
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Billy R. Williams of
GadSden, Alabama and the bride-
groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Luie
D. Holland of Port St. Joe.
The sanctuary was decorated
with ferns, a brass arch with baskets
of pink and white mums and a unity
candle. Family pews were marked
with pink satin bows.
The prelude was rendered by
pianist Sonya Tuttle of Port St. Joe.
Soloist was Buddy Hamm of Port St.
The bride was given in marriage
by her parents and escorted to the
altar by her father. The bridal gown
was ivory satin covered with Chantilly
type lace. The fitted bodice was
enhanced with a scalloped neckline,
ruffles and Schiffli embroidered yoke
with hand sewn sequins and seed
pearls. The, high collar and bishop
sleeves were also of Chantilly type
lace. The waist was accented by an
ivory satin ribbon. The floor length
skirt was edged with a lace ruffle
trim. The bride chose an ivory satin
hat adorned with ivory satin ribbon,
seed pearls and a cluster of silk
flowers. The bride carried a cascade
of miniature pink and white carn-
ations and miniature pink rosebuds.
The hat was designed by the bride and
hand sewn by her sister, Brenda
1 The maid of honor was Chrtis
artin of Port.St. Joe. She wore a
street length pink satiny nylon dress
with a fitted waist. One side of the
dress was edged with a ruffle which
fell in soft gathers from the waistline.
Her headpiece was a halo of miniature
pink and white carnations inter-
twined with satin ribbon. She carried
a nosegay of miniature pink and white
Best man was John Harris, friend
of the groom, of Crestview. Grooms-
men were Tony Holland of Crestview,
brother of the groom and Ronnie
Robershaw of Port St. Joe, brother-in-
law of the bride.
There was a reception in the
church social hall following the
ceremony. The reception area was
decorated with ferns, a pink floral
arrangement and a single rosebud. As
the guests entered they were invited
to sign the bride's book attended by
Laurie Allen. Floor hostesses were
Pamela Hamm of Port St. Joe, sister
of the bride, Brenda Robershaw of
Port St. Joe, sister of the bride, Pam
Smith of Crestview, sister of the
groom, Melinda Williams of Gadsden,
Ala., sister of the bride, Ruby
Williams of Gadsden Ala., sister of the
bride and Tammy Williams of Stock-
bridge, Ga., sister-in-law of the bride.
The bride's cake was designed by
the bride and made by Mrs. Davis of
Port St. Joe. The cake was decorated
with rings of silk miniature pink
carnations. The groom's cake was a
chocolate sheet cake decorated with a
The wedding and reception were
directed by Tim Ard of Port St. Joe.
Floral arrangements were designed
by Tim and Michelle Ard of The
Decorator Den in Port St. Joe.
A rehearsal dinner was given by
the; bridegroom's parents' at the Gulf,
Sands. Restaurant on June 12,. ,,...,,
The couple will reside in Port St.
Mr. and Mrs. William Alvis Lucas. Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Wayne Holland
A miscellaneous shower was
given in the couple's honor at, the
business office of St. Jose F i~T.
phone and Telegraphi Comniahi ifn
June 8. It was hosted by Laile'rA' en,
Pamela Hamm, Cynthia Howard,
Pamela Holmes Has Birthday
Pamela Grace Holmes celebrated
her 5th birthday on Saturday, July 25.
She was honored with a party
featuring the "Get Along Gang", at
her home. Pamela and her guests
were served chocolate cupcakes,
potato chips, strawberry birthday
cake, ice cream and fruit punch.
Those attending were Justin
Norris, Kendall Smith, Stephen Nor-
ris, Aunt Brenda Norris, Uncle Pat
Holmes, Patricia and Beverly
Holmes, Virginia, Rachel and Misty
Holmes, Betty Hanlon, Krissi and
Vance Touchton and Jordana
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Temples of
Lake Wales have announced the
engagement and forthcoming mar-
riage of their daughter, Jordana
Michelle, to Thomas Vance Touchton,
son of Rev. and Mrs. William A.
Touchton of Port St. Joe.
The bride-elect is not presently
employed but was employed during
the school year with the Faith
Holiness Christian School of Dundee.
The groom-elect is employed by
Saveway Food Store and is an
evangelist with Faith Holiness
The wedding is planned for
August 22 at 7:00 p.m. at Faith
Holiness Church in Dundee.
Pamela Grace Holmes
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Ceremony Unites Paula Grant, Larry Williams
Paula Suzanne Grant and Larry
Shane Williams were joined in holy
matrimony on July 11 at Westside
Baptist Church in Wewahitchka. The
double-ring ceremony was performed
by Rev. Harold Williams.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs.
Sue Dickens of Wewahitchka and
James W. Grant of Marianna. She is
the granddaughter of Mrs. Rosselle
Gaskin and the late Charley A. Gaskin
of Wewahitchka and Mr. and Mrs.
Wilson Grant of Marianna.
The bridegroom is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Elzie Williams of Port St.
Joe and the grandson of Mrs. Omie
White also of Port St. Joe.
Performing the wedding music
was Mrs. Betty Ann Owens, pianist,
Charles Gaskin, Jr., organist and
soloist, Mrs. Linda Kizziah, soloist all
of Wewahitchka and Ronald Thomas,
soloist of St. Augustine.
The Bride, given in marriage by
her parents, was escorted to the altar
by her father, She wore a traditional
white gown of organza and Chantilly
lace which featured a fitted bodice
with a sweetheart neckline, framed by
a lace ruffle accented with white seed
pearls. The sheer puffed Juliet sleeves
were trimmed with matching lace and
The circular skirt which cascaded
into a chapel-length train was edged
with three tiers of lace ruffles. She
wore a matching fingertip veil which
was attached to a crown of satin and
The bride carried a cascade of
pink and white roses, alstroemeria,
and baby's breath accented by
Variegated ivy and streamers of white
lace, seed pearls and pink satin
ribbons. This was designed and
created for the bride by her grand-
mother. The bride also carried a
small white bride's Bible, a gift from
a former pastor and his wife.
Leah Thomas, cousin of the bride,
of Palatka served as maid of honor.
The bridesmaids were Micah Peak of
Wewahitchka and De De Davis of
Panama City. Kimberly Kizziah of
Wewahitchka.was junior bridesmaid.
Randy Williams, brother of the
groom of Port St. Joe, was the best
man. The usher-groomsmen were
Dennis Peak of Wewahitchka and
Frankie Brownell of Port St. Joe.
Brother of the bride, Jamie Grant of
Marianna served as junior grooms-
The flower girl was Christa Dykes
of Port St. Joe and the ring bearer was
Daniel Grant of Marianna, brother of
Following the ceremony, a recep-
tion was hosted by the bride's parents
at the Wewahitchka Community Cen-
The bride's cake was served by
cousins of the bride, Miss LeAnn
Gramling of Panama City and Mrs.
Pam Sumners of Wewahitchka.
The groom's cake was served by
Michelle Lister and Michelle Tillman,
cousin of the bride, both of Panama
City. Other hostesses were Mrs. Dot
Pippin, Mrs. Etna Gaskin, Miss Cindy
Gaskin, Mrs. Sharon Gaskin, Mrs. Jan
Traylor, Ms. Dee Mayhann, Mrs.
Beverly Linton, Mrs. Pat Williams
and Mr. and Mrs. George Cox.
The wedding was directed by Mrs.
Kathy Tillman of Panama City, a
cousin of the bride. The reception was
directed by Mrs. JoAnn Gramling,
cousin of the bride of Panama City.
After a wedding trip to the
On June 25 a miscellaneous
shower was given by Mrs. Barbara
Scott, Mrs. Bonnie Harrison, Mrs.
Betty Rich, Mrs. Evelyn Cox, Mrs.
Linda Whitfield, Mrs. Estella Hunter,
Mrs. Sharon Gaskin, Mrs. Betty
Holloway, Mrs. Dot Pippin and Mrs.
A lingerie shower was given on
June 26 at the home of Mrs. Peggy
Angela Dykes and Edward Pridgeon
Plan August Wedding
Gerald Dykes and Joyce Dykes,
both of Wewahitchka, have announced
the engagement and approaching
marriage of the daughter, Angela
Denece, to Edward Keith Pridgeon,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Lawson
Pridgeon of Wewahitchka.
The bride-elect is a graduate of
Wewahitchka High School and Gulf
Coast Academy of Cosmetology. She
is currently employed at J.C. Pen-
ney's Styling Salon.
Her fiance is a graduate of
Wewahitchka High School and Tom P.
Haney Vocational Technical School.
He is currently employed by Electri-
cal Controls and Systems, Inc.
The wedding is planned for
Saturday, August 8 at 6:00 p.m. at the
First Baptist Church of Wewahitchka.
A reception will follow at the
Community Center. No invitations are
being sent locally. All friends and
relatives are invited to attend.
Thank you for being our grand-
daughter. You are a very sweet and
loving young lady. Happy Birthday.
We hope this year will be a good one
for you. You make us very proud.
God bless you.
Meme and Pepaw
Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Baton Classes begin Tuesday,
Aug. 4 and Thursday, Aug. 6 at the Centennial Bldg.
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Shane Williams
beaches the couple will reside in
Palatka where the groom is employed
by Georgia Pacific and the bride by
A rehearsal dinner was held at
Westside Baptist Church on July 10. It
,,,was hosted by the groom's parents.
A miscellaneous shower was
given on June 4 in Port St. Joe. It was
hosted by Dolly Dady, Joan Davis,
Diana Dykes, Margaret Chitty, Liz
Goff, Sonja Tuttle, Becky White and
Marie Robinson and Tracy Dean Allen
Couple to Wed
Edward Winfield Robinson and
Virginia Robinson, of Tallahassee
announce the engagement of their
daughter, Marie Robinson to Tracy
Dean Allen, son of Shirley and Larry
Dean Allen of Gordon, Ala.
Miss Robinson is the granddaugh-
ter.of Lettie Mae Robinson 4nd the
late Elwin W. Robinson of Bascom
and Thelma Givens and the late
James D. Givens of Albany, Ga.
The bride-elect was a graduate of
Godby High School, Tallahassee and
is presently attending Chipola Junior
College. She is currently employed
with the Bank of Jackson County,
Allen is the grandson of Fauline
and Doris Watford of Malone and
Noah Dean Allen and the late Alma L.
Allen of Port St. Joe.
The prospective groom was a
.. graduate of Malone High School and
the Ozark Technical Aviation College
with an Associate degree in Flight
Technology. He is currently employed
with Chipola Aerotronics, Marianna.
The date of the wedding is
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MORNING WOFrSHIP. 11:00 a.m.
EVENING WORSHIP'. 6:00p.m.
WED. EVENING ...... 7:00 p.m.
REV. ROBERT RATHBUN
scheduled for August 8 at 5:00 p.m. at
the Mt. Olvie Baptist Church with the
Rev. Hubert Couch officiating.
Local invitations are being mailed
and all friends and relatives are
Revell. It was hosted by Mrs. Revell
and Micah Peak.
Mr. and Mrs. Terry Linton hosted
a lovely dinner party for the couple at
there, beach home on Port St. Joe
-Ulah on June 27.
' OrTTiadies of the Dalkeith Baptist
Church gave a kitchen shower on July
5 at the church educational building.
In addition to gifts for the kitchen the
couple was given favorite recipes of
the ladies and ingredients to prepare
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Free Physicals for Athletes
To be Given Next Thursday
Students of Port St. Joe High
School planning to engage in any
athletic sport or cheerleading during
the 1987-88 school year will have the
opportunity to have a physical next
Thursday, August 6. The physical
will be conducted in the high school's
athletic department, for varsity foot-
ball players from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Those students playing junior high
football can receive a physical bet-
ween the hours of one and four p.m.
The following Thursday, August
13, all students engaging in sports
other than football will have a
physical. A physical examination is
required of any student in order to
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participate in a sport offered at Port
St. Joe High School.
Robert Henry Murphy, III will
celebrate his first birthday August 12.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
H. Murphy, Jr. of Wewahitchka.
He is the grandson of Mr. and
Mrs. Orvil W. Herring of Overstreet
and Mrs. Robert H. Murphy, Sr. of
Wewahitchka. He is also the great
grandson of Mrs. Richard H. Herring
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St. Joe Places Second In District
From a field of eight teams, Port
St. Joe finished second in the District
tournament held in Port St. Joe dur-
ing the past week and a half. In addi-
tion to St. Joe, seven other teams par-
ticipated, Apalachicola, Bayou
George, Parker, Mid City, Lynn
Haven, Hiland Park and Callaway.
A strong Callaway team, having
come all the way through the loser's
bracket to face undefeated Lynn
Haven and eliminate them from the
tournament, blanked the Port St. Joe
All-Stars 8-0 last Wednesday evening
in the District championship game of
Dixie Youth baseball.
The statistics for the game are a
little misleading. Even though St. Joe
only managed to get three hits in the
game, all singles, one each by Tim
Whitfield, Brian McLeod and Sandy
Quinn, Port St. Joe was hitting the
ball. But the ball seemed to have eyes
for the Callaway defender's gloves. In,
the fourth inning with the bases load-
ed, Chad Arrant of St. Joe hit a line
drive shot just over Callaway's se-
cond baseman's head, who managed
to snag the ball which had the velocity
to have been a homerun and tie the
ball game at 4-4. But instead it was out
three, leaving three runners stranded
Shanon Dew started on the mound
for Port St. Joe, throwing a slow
change up and curve ball, which had
the hard-hitting Callaway batters'
timing completely off. The first batter
for Callaway managed to hold up on
one pitch to send it over the fence. It
was the only run scored in the inning,
as the next two batters grounded out
to the third baseman Brian McLeod,
throwing them out at first base. Dew
gave up four runs, two homers, a dou-
ble and three singles before being
relieved by Norton Arrant in the top of
St. Joe's tournament players are shown holding the second place trophy which
they won in district play. They are, from left: Brian McLeod, Tim Whitfield, coach
Arden Stephens, Des Baxter, Elton Wood, Eric Ramsey, Kendrick Addison,
Shanon Dew, Randy Smith, Sandy Quinn, Adam Taylor, Chad Arrant, Norton Ar-
rant, Johnny White and Coach Willie Ramsey. -Star photo
the third. Dew gave up no walks and
hit one batter.
Norton Arrant struck out four,
and gave up five hits, two homers, and
three singles. He walked four batters.
Moulder was the winning pitcher
for Callaway. Callaway will represent
our district in the state finals to begin
Monday in Wildwood. Callaway's pit-
ching gave up six walks, struck out
five St. Joe batters, and gave up two
FOR SALE 3 BR, 1 bath
brick house. Stove,
dishwasher and central
airlheat. Nice' neighbor-
hood. 120 Westcott Circle,
PSJ. Call 639-5017 after
Contact Mike Koun
At The Gibson Inn
The unattanoocnee rotary .luo
will sponsor its first annual benefit
golf tournament to be played at the
new Seminole Valley Golf Course in
Chattahoochee. The tournament dates
are Saturday and Sunday, August 29
The tournament will be limited to
40 two man teams and will be a two
man best ball tournament. Tee times
for each day will be 8:30 a.m. and 2:00
There will be four flights. Golfers
have the pick of a morning or
afternoon, tee time on Saturday.
Sunday tee times will be determined
by the flights teams are placed in
after Saturday's play.
'Przes amounting to over $1300
will be awarded in the four flights.
Also, a hole-in-one contest will be open
to all participants with the grand prize
of a car, donated by Sunshine Cars of
Entry fee for the tournament is
$70 per team. This includes cart fees.
Golfers desiring to participate
and play on the most exciting new golf
course in North Florida should send
their name and entry fee to: Will
Ramsey, P.O. Box 505, Chattahoo-
chee, FL 32324, telephone 663-2255.
Enter-now because the tournament
will be limited strictly to 40 teams.
All proceeds from the tournament
J.T.P.A. Accepting Applications
J.T.P.A. is now accepting appli-
cations for job placement. All appli-
cant must meet eligibility require-
ments. For qualification, applicants
should bring copies of the following
information with them:
All household social security
cards; proof of current address; proof
of birthdate; last six month income -
gross wages or P.A. statement; vet
status, if applicable; and proof of
number in family.
For more information contact
Sandie Scott at 229-8438 on Tuesday
and Thursday mornings in Gulf
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
FLORIDA NATIONAL BANK,
JAMES E. WATFORD, JR.,
and FRANK PATE, JR.,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: James E. Watford, Jr.,
91st AG Det.
Fort Riley, Kansas 66442
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a Mortgage on the following real property in
Gulf County, Florida:
The South Eighty (80) feet of Lot Sixteen
(16), Block "C" of Gaulding Addition to
Highland View Subdivision, a subdivision
of the SWV4 of Government Lot 14, Section
26, T7S, R11W, Gulf County, Florida
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it
on ROBERT M. MOORE, Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is P. O. Box 248, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, on or before the 27th day of August,
1987, and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plaintiff's Attorney
or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a Default
will be entered against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court
on July 27th, 1987.
BENNY C. LISTER,
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: s/ Tonya Knox, Deputy Clerk 4t 7/30
SUNDAY WORSHIP...... 10 am.
(U S PO
508 Sixteenth Street
SUNDAY WORSHIP...... 10a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL ........ 11 a.m.
The Rev. Dr. Elmer I. Braden, Pastor
County or 653-8883 on Monday and
Wednesday mornings in Franklin
Experienced in electrical, plumb-
ing, air conditioning and boiler
operation. Send resume to: P.O.
Box 221, Apalachicola, FL 32320.
will go to Rotary International's Polio
Plus program to help eradicate polio
Hi-Power Rifle with Mounts and 3x9x32 Simmons
Scope .243, .270, 30/06, 7mm mag
Savage llOE $29988
Simmons Binoculars s g
Camo 7x35 Wide Angle with Case & Strap
List at $129.95 4
Indian Swamp Campground
E RV Park
Located at Howard Creek. Fla.
Rt. 1 Box 182.A
Wewahitchka, Fla. 32465
C; i4 Rotary Club Sponsoring Benefit
t Hy M Golf Tourney In Chattahoochee
Robert Henry Murphy III
The Final Budget Planning
. Meeting of the Gulf County Com-
mission will be held Thursday,
July 30, at 7:00 P.M. in the com-
mission's meeting room, in the
Gulf County Courthouse.
The Commission plans to adopt
a final tentative version of the
1987-88 budget at this meeting.
BOARD of COUNTY COMMISSION
William J. Branch, Chairman
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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL- Thursday, July 30,1987 Page Seven
Leading A Balanced Life
Martha and Mary of Bethany
provide a fascinating study of how two
very different personalities can com-
Spliment each other.
These two faithful friends of Jesus
are examples of hospitality, human
love and fellowship at its best.
Some people have thought that
Mary was preferred by Jesus while
Martha received his gentle criticism.
But if you read the full accounts of
their interchanges with Jesus, in both
Luke's and John's gospels, you will
see that Jesus is really affirming both
of them in what they do best.
Jesus defended Mary's contem-
plative nature and he commended
'Martha as a pragmatic, task oriented
person. Neither vocation excludes the
other or is necessarily better than the
201 Carolina St., 14x70 m.h., 2
great lots, 2 bed, 2 bath. Must see to ap-
predate. $45,500. ,
209 First St. Supernic Z bd I bath
house on 9 2j'glotU'n. h/a,
fireplace, deoe l lZ eaVrd, fish
pond, 2 blocks from beach. $64,000.
511 Cathy Lane, Extra large lot
with 3 bd 2 bat 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 Fortner Ave. Single wide 2 bd 2
bath close to beach built-on room,
storage shed, carport. $52,500.
38th St. Summer Place T.H. 1 bd.
1 V bath, great buy at $49,500.
40th St. 1 bd. 1 bath new units -
porch, very reasonable, only $40,000.
Duplex 1 bedroom,, 1 bath each
side $95,000 each or will sell both for
Lake Como- great lots -not many
left in the area.
St. Joseph Bay Realty
I believe that Jesus continues to
affirm his people in what they do best.
This-means that Christians need not
run about in paranoid distress,
Learn to love him more deeply by
practicing your piety. Spend time
praying for yourself, your enemies,
those in need, and for all who work in
by the Rev. Jerry R. Huft, Rector, St. James Episcopal
seeking some new ministry or service
to perform. Rather, it would be a good
idea for each of us to take the gift or
talent we already have, recognize it
and apply some polish to it.
For instance, if you are a person
who has time to pray and meditate on
God's word, perhaps you should
develop the contemplative side of
your personality. Seek opportunities
to isolate yourself with the Lord.
Catchhe rit Constitution and Monument
Port St. Joe
4 THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
SUNDA'SCHOOL.. :. 9:30 a.m. EVENING WORSHIP ... 7:30 p.m.
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00a.m. BIBLE STUDY,
METHODIST YOUTH WEDNESDAY...... 9:30 a.m.
FELLOWSHIP ... 5:30 p.m. THURSDAY ...... 7:30 p.m.
REV. ENNIS O. SELLERS; Pastor GLYNN KEYS, YoulhlMusic Director
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26 Years Explenge ".'i'ena. and Bonded
-Remodeling and Service Work
Sd No Reg. ER-004631
'P -' ,411 Reid Avenue
Golf Course and Runway Lots for Sale
Large lots. with underground utilities,
private road and other amenities.
Located adjacent to Costin Airport
and St. Joseph Bay Country Club
JERNYL N. HARPER
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Phone 904/227-1428 411 Reid Ave.
the kingdom of God as servants of
Bible study and personal prayer
will not only help you become a well
adjusted person, it will improve your
environment. Devout prayer will
change people and the course of
Someone recently came to me
seeking advice about a personal
problem with another pastor. The best
For the first time in five years,.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cassani of St. Joe
Beach had all seven of their children,. -
theirchildren's spouses. and grand-L
children ai ,und r their roof at one
time. A Massachusetts native before
deciding to retire to the panhandle of
Florida, Cassani has several children.
who still call the New England state
However all roads (as many can
attest) lead to momma and poppa's
house. One of Cassani's
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 afterthe 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-
ANN'S MUSIC STUDIO
412 Monument Avenue
P. O. Box 987
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Owners: Ann & Rocky Comforter
CHANGE OF TRADE NAME NOTICE
Flowers Investment, Incorporated, formerly
using the trade name Parkside Properties Sales
and Rental Management will now be doing
BARRIER DUNES REALTY
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Section
865.09, Florida Statutes, the undersigned person in-
tends 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-
Located at Hwy. 30 and West
Address: P. O. Box 579
Port St. Joe, FL 3245
Owner: Kathy Killorin
Simmons Bayou, Florida
advice I could give on the matter was
a wise saying I heard many years ago.
"If you want a better pastor, pray for
the one you have now." Scores of
devout worshippers have learned the
truth of this axiom.
On the other hand, if you are the
kind of person who can't sit still when
there is work to do, don't feel guilty
about your desire to see things
finished. Devote some energy to
organizing your time and your
priorities in such a way that you will
complete the important jobs and still
have time for worship, rest, and
Each of us will probably exhibit a
measure of both personality types.
The individual who is busy with
practical matters and works hard as a
servant in the kingdom of God is apt to
have very deeply moving moments
with Christ. For instance, after the
death of Lazarus wasn't it Martha
(the practical one) who went out to
meet Jesus? And wasn't it she who
trusted his power to heal and to
restore her brother?
By the same token, the people who
have a deep devotional life are apt to
Massachusetts kids was on the in-
terstate in Virginia, and lo and behold
pulls in behind another one of the kids
q jrfop irginia as.they're all travelling-
to Florida ..
All of the Cassani's seven kids,
their husbands and wives, and 11
grandchildren are shown in the photo
above as they gathered for the reu-
Carport Sale: Saturday, Aug. 1st,
corner of Alabama & Coronado St., St.
Joe Beach. Seeder, hand cultivator,
spreader, books, Ig. attic fan,
household items. etc. 10 a.m. till 4
Carport Sale: Saturday, Aug. 1,1609
Palm Blvd., 8:00 4:00. School starts
soon, we have lots of clothes, kids,
teen & adult sizes. Household items,
lawn equipment, misc.
Yard Sale: 801 Marvin Ave., Satur-
day, Aug. 1, 8-2. Furniture, boys
clothes, infant 3T, small size
women's clothes, men's clothes, misc.
Senior Citizens Flea Market,
August 5, 9-5 at Florida National Bank
Yard Sale: 401 16th St., Saturday,
Aug. 1st, 8:30 -1:30. Women's &
children's clothes and toys, misc.
3 family yard sale. Lots of bargains.
Prices you'll like. Come and browse.
Saturday, 8 till 3. 1604 Monument Ave.
Carport Sale: Saturday, Aug. 1, 8:00
a.m. 2:00 p.m. Kitchenware, books,
twin bed frames, yarn, clothes, cur-
tain sheers, gift items, collectors'
porcelain plates, projector screen,
jewelry. 1980 Century Buick. 3
families at 1403 Constitution Drive,
Port St. Joe.
put their prayers to work by acts of
mercy and service in the kingdom of
God. Wasn't it Mary who sat at Jesus'
feet and annointed them with a costly
ointment, and wiped them with her
hair? Wasn't it she who was willing to
accept the misunderstanding accus-
ations of others?
The questions we should be asking
ourselves are these, "Are we leading
a balanced life? Are we polishing and
using the gifts God has given us? Are
we praying, worshiping, working, and
doing the will of God?"
Unquestioning ministry and ser-
vice, and devoted friendship and
worship are the characteristics which
endeared Martha and Mary to our
Lord. May God grant that you and I
may know and be know by the Lord in
the same way.
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HADDONFIELD, N.J. 08033
Corner 10th Street and U
J.S. Hwv. 98
Mexico Beach, Florida 32410
See One of Our Friendly, Well-Qualified 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
.New Listing, Gulf Aim Dr. P'e-construcuon. 3
bd., 2 ba. with bay windows & dbl. car garage.
ur|f Airl lot, gulf view lot, nice, $34,000.
Townliome: 915 Hwy. 98 Beachfrontl Lovely 2,
bd., 2% be., furnished. $104,500. Unfurnished,
OWNER SAYS "SELL" 314 Beacon Road.
Beautiful ji Llba;ho e a great lot. Dou-
ble gara .e yof i: Reduced to
$85,000. (UeJaokl ,^House 1-p p.m.
Saturday and Sunday.
Gulf Aire Dr.: Good corner single family lot,
Beacon Road: Nice single family lot, good
Beacon Road: Two large single family lots,
.417 Gulf Aire Dr- 1 bdistudy, 1 bath patio
nome. Pre-construction price $49,500. Model
309 Buccaneer Road. Beautiful wooded vacant
lot close to pool & tennis courts. $22,500.
219 Gulf Aire Dr.: Nice large lot with gulf view.
Single family or duplex, was 530.000. Reduced
again to $28,500.
Sea Pines: 3 bdrm., 3 ba., fireplace, sauna,
privacy fence & hot tub. Must see to appreciate.
PerIwinkle Dr- 5 bdrm., 3 be., 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 be., 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 be. ea. side, excel.
construction, $76,500 per unit.
Gulf Aire Dr.: Duplex, triplex, or single family va-
cant lot. $22,900.
New Llsting: 306 Beacon Road: Lovely 3 bd., 2
ba. home with gulf view. Beautiful yard, unusual
& comfortable design. $135,000.
CAPE SAN BIAS
Bayslde: Secluded, gorgeous view from head of
bay. New 2 bd., 2 ba. cypress home, jacuzzi,
many amenities. 1,150' x 100' lot from road to
CAPE SAN BIAS
Cape Dunes New Llstings
Unit 3A Waterlront Ig. 4 bd sitting rm., 4 ba.
fp, can. vacuum, hot tub. $149,900.
Unit 4A 3 bd., 3 be., newly nicely furnished,
water view, fp. $103,900.
Unit 5: 3 bd., 3 be., new unfurnished, gulf view
Unit 9: 2 bd., 3 ba., under construction. Nice.
ST. JOE BEACH
New Uastng: Sekma 8 1.Super nice large fur-
nished 3 bd., 2 ba. trailer on 1% lots. Im-
Corner of Amertcus & Desoto: Mobile home
park 9 units, good Investment. $125,000.
Corner of Americus & Balboa: 3 bd., 2 be. trailer,
1 block to beach, $38,200.
Bay St.: 2 bd., 1 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% bath condo,
great price, $79.900.
Coronado Townhomes. 2 bdrm., 1%/ be.
dedicated beach. Unobstructed view. All
amenities. Furnished $84,900; unfurnished,
3 lots Plneda St. 1st 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/ blocks from beach. Was $85,000,
Reduced to $62,500.
Nancy Mock 227-1322
Flo Melton 229-8076
Charline Hargraves 648-8921
Margaret Carter 648-5884
Mary Jane Lindsey 229-8560
Brenda Guilford 648-5435
Glenna Holten 648-8195
Balboa St.: Great investment 2 nice 2 bdrm., I
be. houses, c/ha, on 50'x150' lots $95,000.or
will sell separately.
Betw"n Coronado & Balboa Streets: 50' lot or
Hwy. 98, $45,000.
Between Coronado & Balboa Streets: Nice 50'
lot on Hwy. 98, $37,500.
305 Parker St.: 2 bd., 1 be. on 2 lots, $39,900.
PORT ST. JOE
1314 Garrison Ave.: 2 bd., 1 be. Good starter
12th St.: 2 story apartment building, 2 bd., 1 61.
up & down. Lg. kltchen/dining & liv. rm. Good In- .
New Listing: 507 Garrison Ave. lovely and effl-
clerit 3 bd., 2 ba. new brick home, must see to
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
Periwinkle: 3 bd., 2 be., waterfront, owner finan-
cing available. Good Investment, $150,000.
New Listing 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 be. 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 be. custom built masonite siding,
shingle roof, other extras. $35,000.
New Llting: Corner of Water St. A 36th St, 2
lots with dock, $75,000.
35th St.: 2 bd., 1 ba., 56'x14' furnished mobile
home. NICEI $35,000.
U.S. 986 35th St. commercial corer lot, with
building. Come see at $57,500.
12th St. Business 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 be. mobile home, screen porch,
fireplace, furnished, stoneware dishes,
silverstone cookware & many more extras.
Reduced to $40,000 from $43,500.
Grand Isle, Nan Nook: 3 bd., 1 ba., f.p. wleffi-
clency apt.. lots of extras. $87,000.
9th St. & U.S. Hwy. 98 DOLPHIN RUN
TOWNHOMES. 1 bdJstudy or 2 bd., 2% ba. Gulf
Front. Reduced to $72,900 unfurnished and
Louisiana St.: Trailer lot, no utilities, $14,000.
Hwy. 386k 87.5' highway frontage by 194' deep
On Hwy. 71 just Inside city limits. Beautiful 2.11
acres and 3 houses. Variety of fruit bearing
Honeyvlle: Lovely 3 bd., 2 be. 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' road
frontage, $9,000 each. Priced well below
JERNYL N. HARPER
Licensed Real Estate Broker
411 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe, FL
NEW LISTING: Large wooded lots at corner of River Rd. & Tupelo St. at Red Bull Island S/D In
Wewahltchka. Priced to sell at $3,500 each.
CAPE PLANTATION: Beautiful homesites in restricted subdivision; large lots; paved streets; near
swimming and golf course. Owner financing possible. Prices starting at $16,500.
CAPE RETREAT: Gulf view lots at Cape San Bias. Owner financing available. $30.000 each.
CAPE SAN BLAS: Large gulf view lots with underground utilities. Starting at $25.000.
TREASURE SHORES: 75' gulf front lot at Indian Pass. Paved street and underground utilities.
COMMERCIAL ACREAGE: 10 acres located adjacent to Costin Airport. Will sell all or part Owner
9th STREET: Spacious 4 BR, 2 bath home near schools and shopping. Large wooded lot with bay
view. PRICE REDUCED, owner anxious, $49,500.
CAPE SAN BLA: 2 BR, 2'/A bath townhouse at Sandcliffs. Terrific view of the Gulf. Owner anxious.
Only $69,900. BEST BUY ON THE CAPE.
CAPE PLANTATION: Under construction. 3 BR, 2 bath home in restricted subdivision. Great room
with fireplace. $110,000.
CAPE PLANTATION: Executive home overlooking golf course. 3 B R, 2 bath, Ilvingldining, family
room, double garage. Must see to appreciate. $115,000.
CAPE PLANTATION: 3 BR 21/ bath home with view of golf course. Master bedroom suite, study,
great room with fireplace, large deck that overlooks lake and golf course. Only $115,000.
CAPE SAN BLAS: 2 BR, 2 bath with large loft. GULF FRONT. Loaded with extras. Only $130,000.
The Church of the Nazarene
Excitement is in the air. We are a small but growing church with a big welcome.
SONDAY SCHOOL.... 10:00 A.M. EVENING WORSHIP ... 7:00 P.M.
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DAIPELL DENNIS, Pastor
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Page Eight The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, July 30,1987
School Board Announces School Lunch Policy
Free and Reduced Meals for Children Will be Decided On A Graduated Scale As to Need of Household
The Gulf County School Board
recently announced its policy for free
and reduced price meals for children
unable to pay the full price of meals
served under the National School
Lunch and School Breakfast Pro-
grams. The district's sponsor's
administrative office has a copy of the
policy, which may be reviewed by any
The following household size and
income criteria will be used for
FLORIDA INCOME ELIGIBILITY
GUIDELINES FOR FREE AND
REDUCED PRICE MEALS
Effective from July 1,1987 to
These are the income scales used
by the Gulf County School Board to
determine eligibility for free and
reduced price meals.
Free Meal Scale
For each additic
Reduced Price Meal Scale
Size Annually Monthly Weekly
-1 10,175 848 196
2 13,690 1,141 264
3 17,205 1,434 331
4 20,720 1,727 399
5 24,235 2,020 ,467
6 27,750 2,313 534
7 31,265 2,606 602
8 34,780 2,899 669
For each additional
member, add +3,515 +293 +68
Children from families whose
income is at or below the levels shown
are eligible for free or reduced price
Application forms are being sent
to all homes with a letter to parents or
guardians. To apply for free or
reduced price meals, households
should fill out the applications and
return it to the school. Additional
copies are available at the principal's
office in each school. The information
provided on the application will be
used for the purpose of determining
eligibility, and may be verified at any
time during the school year by school
or other program officials.
Households that receive Food
Stamps of AFDC "Aid to Families
with Dependent Children" are re-
quired to list on the application only
the child's name and food stamp or
AFDC case number, printed name of
adult household member and signa-
ture of adult household member.
For the school officials to deter-
mine eligibility, the household must
provide the following information
listed on the application:
(1) The Total monthly household
income must be listed by the amount
received by each household member
receiving income and the type of
income it is (such as wages, child
(2) Names of all household
(3) Social Security numbers of all
household members 21 years old or
older or the word "NONE" for any
household members who does not
have a Social Security number, and;
(4) The signature of an adult
household member certifying that the
information provided is correct.
Households that list income in-
formation and receive meal benefits
must report to the school any
+2,470 +206 +48
decreases in household size and any
increases in income of over $50 per
month or $600 per year. Households
that list a food stamp or AFDC case
number must report to the school
when food stamps or AFDC is no
Applications may be submitted at
anytime during the year.
Under the provisions of the free
and reduced meal policy, the princi-
pal or his-her designee will review
applications and determine eligibility.
If a parent or guardian is dissatisfied
with the ruling of the official, he may
wish to discuss the decision with the
determining official on an informal
basis. If the parent wishes to make a
formal appeal, he may make a
request either orally or in writing to
Christopher A. Earley, Coordinator of
Operations, Gulf County School
Board, Gulf County Courthouse, Port
St. Joe, FL 32456, 227-1204 or 639-2871,
for a hearing to appeal the decision.
The policy contains an outline of the
If a household member becomes
unemployed or if the household size
changes, the school should be contac-
ted. Such changes may make the
children of the household eligible for
reduced price meals, or for additional
benefits such as free meals for them,
if the household income falls at or
below the levels shown above.
In certain cases, foster children
are also eligible for these benefits. If a
household has foster children living
with them and wishes to apply for
such meals for them, the household
should contact the school for more
The information provided by the
household is confidential and will be
used only for purposes of determining
eligibility and verifying data.
In the operation of child feeding
programs administered by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture, no child
will be discriminated against because
of race, color, sex, national origin,
marital status, age or handicap. If
any member of a household believes
they have been discriminated against,
they should write immediately to the
Secretary of Agriculture, Washington,
SALES & REPAIR
TELEPHONES & PARTS FOR SALE
TELEPHONE NEW CONSTRUCTION PRE-WIRE
WIRELESS TELEPHONE REPAIR
210 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 0
OPEN 8 A.M. till 5 P.M. MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 'K
Girl Scouts Lori Layton, Shanna
Forehand, and Cathy Tremain of
vahitchka attended Camp For All
sons last week. The enjoyed
canoeing and hiking as well as the
pool and craft shop. Cathy is creating
a design (shown with Franci Hamilton
from Crawfordville). Lori and Shanna
stopped briefly at the pool edge before
Spech Therapy Is Part,of Gulf County
School Program, Director Tells Rotary
Gay Best, speech therapy instruc-
tor for the Gulf County School systemn,
told the Rotary Club Thursday of
some of the basics for guiding
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For years, you've seen and heard advertising about Allstate home in-
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Whatever you call "home," Allstate has a special policy to fit your
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Considering higher costs, and the tremendous investment you now have
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students in affecting a remedy for
their speech defects.
Some problems are identified as
speech defects which cne wouldn't
ordinarily consider a defect.
For instance, improper use of the
english language is considered a
speech defect for purposes of dealing
with the problem. Most consider
speech defects to be such practices as
stuttering, lisping, improper pro-
nounciation of words and other
According to Miss Best, her
department also deals with proper
sounds for words and letters, fluency
of speech, voice distortion and other
problems of speech communication as
well as the obvious.
Most of the attention to speech
problems in individual students in the
speech therapy department is taken.
up with testing for reasons behind
problems and working out a course of
therapy which will address the
problem most effectively.
Miss Best said most of her
attention is given to younger children
of kindergarten or pre-kindergarten
age who are approximately six
months behind in their speech capa-
The speaker said her duties take
her all over the county, spending some
time in each of the elementary schools
each week. Speech therapy and
problem identification in public
schools is a relatively new program
Guests of the club were Bryant
Bell of Cleveland, Georgia, Bill Jason
of Birmingham,, Ala., Robert Max-
well of Quincy and Vance Waggoner
of Columbus, Georgia.
Year In and Year Out You Will Do Well With
Hannon Insurance Agency, Inc.
The Insurance Store Since 1943
Business 8:30 till 6:00 Monday through Friday
* Flood Life
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221 Reid Avenue
We Are HERE to Service What We Sell
ROY SMITH, Agent FRANK HANNON, Agent
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DELICIOUS SWEET POTATOES ....... pound 40'
FRESH CUCUMBERS or BELL PEPPERS ... sl'1.O0
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BaitShrimp ........... cup '1.50
Fresh Shrimp .......... Ib. $400 Up
Fresh Mullet whole 69 Dressd 79'
Fresh Trout Fresh Grouper Fillet
309 Monument Ave.
Port St. Joe
HOURS: Mon.-Wed. 8-8! Thurs. Sat..
8-9:30 and Sunday 1-7
U RUCK HAULING
Flatbed or Reefer
ROAD SERVICE for Truck Tires 24 hours
SHELLED or UNSHELLED
Ice Cold Watermelons $150
..... pound 69'
5 pound bag '1.50
..... pound 30'
The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, July 30,1987
F O R S A LE v I
2 bedroom frame house
located on 9th St. Selling
price is $4,000 below apprai-
sal. For more information
call 229-8631 after 5 p.m.
weekdays and anytime
12680' trailer with 12x60'
room added on. 2 Ig. lotS. 1
block from high school,
located in Red Bull Island
Sub.,- in Wewa. $13,500.
639-5714 or 639-2435.
3 bedroom fram house in
White City, 2 large lots. Just
take over payments financed
Credit Union. Call 27-1462.
Lots for sale on Cemetery
Road, I mile off of Over-
street Road. Owner financ-
ing. Call 22-6961. 2tp7/23
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
at229-6961. tfe 3/5
Lot for sale or trade. Mex-
ico Beach, -5 blocks from
beach..100'w x 150' deep. Call
1-74-1160. Will take terms.
For Sale: Cape San Bias,
new bay view 1296 ft. piling
house, 2 bdrm., 2 ba., bonus
room. $68,000. Phone 904/227-
1689 or 229-385. tfc 6/5
209 7th St., Mexico Beach.
3 bdrm., 2 ba. % brick, chain
link fence. Large back
,porch, hot house, utility
bldg. Carport, etc. Call
2294961 or contact Bill Carr.
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.
3 bedroom, 2 bath brick
home, fenced back yard.
Nice location, close to
schools. Call anytime,
229-8547. tfc 5/28
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 6488664,
nights 648-5404 or 227-7468.
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'x150'. In
Good neighborhood, cleared
and ready for building. Call
229-6907 or 227-1647. tc 5/21
House at 404 Madison St.,
Oak Grove. 3 bedrooms. Call
229-9945or 639-5145. 4tc7/23
Well established business
for sale. Call for appt. bet-
ween 2 and 5 p.m., 229-8900,
after 8 p.m., 648-5854.
HANNON REALTY, Inc.
Reid Ave. Port St. Joe, FL .
FRANK HANNON, Broker
Margaret Hale 648-5659
Frances Chason 229-8747,
Denise Strickland 229-6571
New Litinag Beace Hill: Charming 2 bedroomfurnished cottage, new
carport, f d yad Perfect fbr.tired couple.
St. Joe Beach: Ecellent by, 5 bedrooms 3 baths, fireplace, new kit-
hen, deck fenced yard. N only 6 88,000. -
New Litin: White City: 3 bedroom home on acre, fruit trees. $2,000.
New Lustng'Beaco Hill: 2 bedroom furnished home 3 blocks from
beach. New carport, fenced yard. By appointment only. $45,000.
New Listing, Port St. Joe Apart ent 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 eqtal property, 2 bedroom, 1 bath house with
enclosed porch. House in good condition. $17,200.
1. 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.
Por St. Joe: Immaculate 3 bedroom, 1 bath masonry home, freshly
\ pointed, central heat & air, mini blinds, with 1,408 sq. ft. living area
Slated on large lot with nice storage shed. $55,000.
New Listing Port St. Joe: Clpse 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 ttci an e ble 3 bedroom, 2 bath
brick home on 2 shaded lots, ,0, ge, fenced yard. Only
Oak Grove: Possible owner financing on this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home,
screen porch; qutside storage. $37,000 asking price. Make an offer!
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
po,.00 :.. .. .. -.
t. Joe Beach: 2 bedroom, 1 bath,central heat& air, carpet, new kitchen,
eck, gulf view. Only500.
North Port St. Joe: 2 uses i good condition, $30,000.
Mexico Beach: O er Says Sell, 3 bedroom, 2 bath trailer on 2 lots close
to beach. Was lsted At $35,000. Will listen to offers.
North Port St. ipe: 3 bedroom, 1 bath, remodeled kitchen, new roof. Now
OakGrove: 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'x85' each to be sold together. $16,000.
St. Joe Beach: 4 lots 150'x75'each. $55,000 forall or may be sold separate-
M$xico 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
St.Joseph Shores: 80' Gulf Front, Hwy. 96 to water.
Prt St. Joe: Close to business district 50x170', $8,000.
S. Joe Beach: Large tract 231' on Highway and waterfront.
White Cty: Caal lot reduced to$28,000.
:Mexico Beach: 3 bedroom, 1 bath, de. Long term rental, $300 per
Port St. Joe: 2 bedroom apartment, $250 plus deposit. No Pets.
For Lease: 2 bay garage attached to service station and car wash. Ex-
cellent income potential.
Someone to live in with
elderly lady, some light
housekeeping, must drive.
Room and board plus salary,
references required. Call
227-1234 after 5 p.m.
ALCOHOL COUNSELOR I
Job site Port St. Joe, FL
Provide outpatient alcohol
services to clients including
individuals, families, groups
& crisis intervention. Pro-
vide education & consulta-
tion to community groups &
work closely with Advisory
Board. Full benefits. BA
degree in related discipline,
plus 1 yr experience. AA
background a plus. Salary
dependent upon qualifica-
tions. Local applications at
302 Third St., or send resume
to Panhandle Alcoholism
Council, Inc., P. O. Box 1517,
Panama City, FL 32402.
In Gulf County at Port St.
Joe Elementary School.
Salary range, approved
salary schedule. Application
deadline July 30, 1987, 3:00
P.M., ET. Written applica-
tion is required. Two posi-
tions are advertised at this
time. Contact Mr. Gerald
Lewter, Principal, Port St.
Joe Elementary School,
Long Avenue, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456, telephone (904)
227-1221, or pick up an ap-
plication form at the Gulf
County School Board office.
Contact Mr. Temple Watson
or Ms. Frances Shores. Tele-
phone (904) 229-6256.
The Gulf Co. School Board is
an equal opportunity em-
ployer. 2t 7/23
for licensed real estate
salesperson, Cape San Bias.
Call 229-2500. tfc 7/9
Supplement your income,
setown.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. 10tp 7/2
GOVERNMENT JOBS -
Thousands of vacancies
must be filled immediately.
$17,634 to $50,112. Call
216-453-3000, ext. J2195.
Famous for spices, flavor-
ings, liniments & home
remedies. Need local dealers
high profits. Call collect
205897-2367, P. O. Box 21,
Elba, AL36323. 2t7/23
Butler's Restaurant &
Lounge is taking applica-
tions-for several positions.
Apply. in person after 3:30
p.m. 2te 7/23
RN or LPN full time posi-
tion available 3-11 shift. Ex-
cel. salary & benefits. Bay
St. Joseph Care Center, 220
9th St., Port St.: Joe. Call Dir.
of Nsg., at 229-8244 for inter-
view appt. 2t 7/23
Working van runs, $295,
1500 p.s.i., like new pressure
'washer, $495. Beautiful 5-pc.
living room/den suite $325.
Hand made oriental rocker
$45, 116 Westcott Circle.
Moving come before Friday,
July 31. After Friday call
1971 one ton flat bed 7x12
dual wheel 360 cu. in., V8,
good hsape, ready to work.
Call 227-1626. tfc 7/30
16' Hobie Cat, with galv.
trailer, excel, condition,
$1,500. Call 227-1730 or
1986 Yamaha four
wheeler, YFM 80. Call
15'2 Sportscraft Bow
Rider, trailer, 65 Mere.
w/power trim, nice looking
boat & many extra accessor-
ies. $1,800. 229-8803.
17'6" Charger boat w 85
h.p. Johnson motor. Has top,
cushions, 2/6 gal. tanks. One
hide-a-bed. Can be seen on
Alabama Avenue, St. Joe
Beach, between Selma &
Unique cocktail ring, $425.
CFa registered female
Persian. She's gorgeous!
Call Iva or Sandie Scott
PIANO FOR SALE: Assume
small monthly payment on
modern style piano, like new
condition. Can be seen local-
ly. Please call. Manager,
Barbecue stand, needs
repaneled, contains double
sink, stainless water tank,
hot water heater, shelves,
outlets, & stainless steel dou-
ble walled 60 gal. old ship's
cooker, converted to a
smoker. $475. 229-8803.
'65 28 foot CrisCraft
Cruiser, full cabin, very
sound wooden hull, 327 flag-
ship engine, wide beam,
plenty room for 4 to troll, a
lot of fun and ready to go,,
moving, must sell. $4,000.::
Old timer' pin b Al
machines, 1 needs minor
repair. $40. Other works fine:
CLEAR POLY BAGS
2"x3" to 8"xl0" sizes
816 Fourth St., Unit E
Port St. Joe, FL
No need for wet carpets.
Dry clean them with HOST.
Use rooms right away. Rent
machine. St. Joe Furniture.
Quarter horse, 4 mos. colt
sorrel with 3 white socks,
blazed face. 229-8561 after 7
corner unit with matching
hexagon coffee table by
Ayers, quality furniture,
originally cost $2,200, asking
$600. Must see to appreciate.,
Also naugahyde Laz E Boy
recliner $50. After 5:00 p.m.
call 229-6323. tfc 7/16
21 foot Trimbly gill net
boat with 85 hp Evinrude
motor with power trim.
*1,500.00. Call 229-8035 or
227-1400. tfc 3/26.
There are about 100 million
kangaroos and related spe-
cies in Australia.
Ph. (904) 643-2536
S Smith Construction Co.
Specializing In Remodeling
P.O. Box 626
Bristol, FL 32321
Furnished 2 BR, 1 ba.
trailer, 203 Iola St., Oak
Grove. Absolutely no pets.
Furnished Ig. 1 bedroom
apt. H&A, no pets. Nicely
furn. 2 bdrm. house, screen-
ed breezeway, closed
garage, fenced yd. w/d, car-
pet, H&A, in town. No pets.
229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfc 7/30
Apartment on Mexico
Beach. Furn., 2 bdrm., 1 ba.,
carpet, all elec. kit., ch&a,
cable TV & water included.
No pets. $285 per month.
648-5903 between 9 a.m. to 8
NEW Apartments for Rent.
Completed mid-August -
Sept. 1st. Two bedroom $325,
3 bedroom $375. Unfur-
nished. Carpet, cen. gas &
air, refrig., gas stove, d.w.
$25 off 1st month rent If lease
signed by August 15. 229-409
or 229509. tic 7/23
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
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
All Forms of Insurance
422 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
Lawn Cutting & Edging
Shrubbery Care &
THE LAUNDRY ROOl:
408 Reid Ave. 2298954
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.
BAY VIEW SEPTIC
WE RENT PORT-O-LETS
PUMP SEPTIC TANKS
ROUTE 2, BOX A1C
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
FOR RENT OR LEASE
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
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
Rentals: 1-2 and 31
bedroom houses and town-
houses for rent. Now avail-
able. 6 months to 1 year lease
required. Call or stop by for
complete Information. ERA
Parker Realty, Hwy. 98 at
31st St., Mexico Beach, FL
904/648-5777. tfc 7/23
Year round rentals furnish-
ed and unfurnished also mob-
bile home spaces. Call 648-5000
For Rent: Building next to'
-Cooper's Barber Shop, Reid'
Avenue, Port St. Joe. Call
639-2290, Wewa. 4tp 7/16
Room for rent: By day,
week, month. Air cond., TV.
Thames Hotel. 229-8723. 302
Reid Ave. tfc 4/17
Home or Business
New or Old, Let Me Do
It All, 17 yrs. exp.
20 years experience
Plumbing & Electrical
Port St. Joe
102 Reid Ave.
etc. Some used
COME SEE US -
YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU DID
SEARS IS AS CLOSE AS
Sears Catalog Sales
Leon PoHock, Owner
410 Reid Avenue tIc 7/4
'71 Jeep Commando, V-8
engine that pulls like a bull,
but body in bad shape, mag
wheels. $550. 229-8803.
Pontiac '78, excel. cond.,
engine completely rebuilt,
$2,100. Can be seen at Gulf
Sands Motel, St. Joe Beach.
1978 Chevy truck, a.t., a.c.,
p.s., p.b., tilt wheel, am/fm
*cass., cruise, camper top.
1973 GMC 6 cyl., pickup
truck, std. transmission,
:runs excellent. $865. 648-8562
,after 5 p.m. 2tc 7/30
If you would like to own a
'new car or truck & have no
credit or good credit with lit-
tle or nothing down, call
Jack Simmons at 785-5221 or
toll free 1-800-342-7131.
Perfect condition '87
Dodge Charger, low equity
-negotiable, at, fuel injected,
ac, pb, ps, tinted windows,
cruise control, am/fm
stereo, low miles. Call
227-7228 after 5:00 p.m. or
contact Tim or Sheila
Holland. 4tc 7/16
Psychological services for
anyone with problems in
day-to-day living. Gulf Coun-
ty Guidance Clinic, Port S.
Joe. 227-1145 (24 hours).
Sales, Service and
FCC Licensed Technicians
1974 Dodge Colt station
wagon, $300. Call 648-5047.
1985 Pontiac Parisienne
station wagon, fully equip-
ped, in good condition, 28,400
miles. $10,500.00. Call
229808after 6p.m. tfc7/2
1983 S-10 pickup, 33,000
miles, very good condition.
Call Phil 229-8232 day,
229-8409 evening. tfc 5/14
Moving Sale: Corner of 7th
St. and Maryland, Mexico
Beach, Friday, July 31. 8:00
a.m. until. Washer/dryer,
ceiling fan, bike, household
goods, much more.
Yard Sale: Saturday, 8-12,
Howard Creek. Go 1 block
past store, turn right, 2nd
Yard Sale: Saturday, 8:30
1:30, household items,
clothes, a/c, 18,000 btu & cen-
tral a/c unit. Corner 8th St. &
Woodward No. 532. 227-7569.
THE SAND DOLLAR PIZZA
and SANDWICH SHOP
Ice Cream Floats
10 a.m. to* p.m.
10% Discount or
Senior Citized s
.nk i, was something I ale
kills bugs for
up to six months,
and saves you about $100 yearly
in costly pest control services.
HURLBUT SUPPLY CO.
306 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida
up to $3995
270 sq. ft.
Ask about our special prices on cleaning
Sofas Chairs' Walls Tile t
WE CAN REFINISH YOUR DINGY, DULL NO-WAX VINYL
Phone for Free Estimate Satisfaction Guaranteed
Bill'& Carole Franklin Phone 227,1166
REEVES FURNITURE &
y REFINISHING SHOPPE
REFERENCES Phone 229-6374
Call and Talk to Us About Getting
Your Furniture Refinished to
Look Like New.
Across from Duren's Economy Store,
Sod Sprinkler Systems Palm Trees
Complete Lawn Maintenance Nursery
Items Back Hoe Service
Fill Dirt, Top Soil & Cypress Chips delivered
Call for Estimate
Call Jim or Randy
Hotel Maintenance, experienced
in electrical, plumbing, air cond., and
boiler operation. Send resume to:
P. O. Box 221, Apalachicola, FL
I SERVICES m
FOR Sll LE
The Star, Port St. Joe, FL-- Thursday, July 30,1987
by Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Agent
You may have noticed small,
pustule-like growths on leaves and
stems of otherwise healthy looking
plants. Perhaps you've wondered
what these strange looking, often
round shaped, formations are, what
caused them, and whether they
damage plants. These growths are
known as galls. They're actually quite
common, and no real cause for alarm.
However, some people feel they
detract from plant appearance.
Galls are abnormal growths that
develop plants in response to insect
stimulation. This means that wher-
ever gall-forming insects lay eggs, or
wherever such insect larvae feed,
you're likely to find galls. They're
usually on the undersides of the
leaves, or on twigs and stems. Each
gall is characteristic of the insect that
causes it. Immature insects areoften
found inside developing galls. But,
galls rarely cause serious harm to
plants. Still, people seem concerned,
or at least curious about them. In this
article I will try to give you some
insight on how and why they're
formed. My information was provided
by Extension Entomologist Dr. Don
Short, of the University of Florida's
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Galls are formed from plant cells.
It's believed they result from a
reaction between plant tissues and
insect eggs or larvae. The immature
insects become enclosed in galls, and
feed only on gall tissue as they
develop. Although the most common
places for galls to form are leaves and
stems, they may also develop on
trunks, flowers, fruit, leaf shoot
terminals, petioles, and roots. As we
said, most plants aren't hurt by galls,
even if they have lots of them. Believe
it or not, some gardeners even choose
plants which are known to be
susceptible to galls, because they like
the unusual growths that form. If
you're not crazy about galls develop-
ing on your trees and shrubs, you may
want to know how to prevent or
Unfortunately, once galls form,
it's impossible to eliminate them, or
the pest inside, with insecticide. The
pests do very nicely within the
enclosed galls, where they're protect-
ed from chemical applications. Galls
on leaves will drop off when the leaves
do. But, galls that form on stems,
trunks, or roots may persist for
several years. And, if a plant is
unhealthy, or under stress, it will be
damaged to a greater extent than a
You can prevent galls to some
extent by taking good cultural care or
your plants by paying close attention
to fertilization, irrigation, pruning,
and other general maintenance. Some
galls that occur on stems and limbs
can be hand picked and destroyed.
Also several parasitic wasps
attack gall-forming insects. These
beneficial wasps are active in late
spring and early summer.
Galls form on a wide variety of
plants but, especially on oaks. Some of
the insects that cause galls are
aphids, phylloxera, midges or gall-
gnat, psyllids, and cynpids or gall
wasps. Over 750 species of cinipids
alone are found in the United States
and Canada. Of these, about 80
percent produce galls specifically on
As you can see, there's really not
much you can do about them
especially if you have a lot of oaks on
your property. Of course, you can
avoid killing beneficial wasps, pick
the galls, and give your ornamentals
good care. But, otherwise, we suggest
you relax and take comfort in the
knowledge that galls are not serious
threats to your prized landscape
Work Is Continuing
At Beacon Hill Park
by: Jef Gardner
Work continues at the Gulf County
Beacon Hill Community Park.
Through a joint effort between the St.
Joe Telephone and Telegraph Com-
pany and the Port St. Joe Jaycees,
piling placement for an observation
deck (on the hill) is now underway.
The deck will be approximately 500
square feet, built nearly 10 feet above
grade (on the hill), it promises to
provide quite a spectacular view.
Jaycees plan to be -on site this
Saturday to do framing work, stairs
will follow and construction should be
completed by mid-August.
Community Development Vice-
President Gregg Burch reports,
"Dot has been extremely cooperative
with design input and permit procure-
ment, we expect to complete the park
entrance by Labor Day." The Jaycees
further report that DNR still remains
un-cooperative, some design changes
are expected due to their lack of
positive involvement. Architectural
designer Jef A. Gardner comments,
"We've been on the drawing boards
lately, that's why the activity has
been at a minimum."
The public restroom facilities
building and project sign are the next
steps to be incorporated into the vork.
Gene Dickey (chapter president)
comments, "The public is cordially
invited to use the park and if they
show up with a hammer that's fine
too. Mr. Weather looks good so we'll
take advantage of it while it lasts."
Community volunteers are still
needed. This project is nearly 40 acres
large and promises to be a facility
that will be used by generations to
come. Carpentry, electrical, plumb-
ing and masonry help is needed. So
are people to cheer the Jaycees on.
For information call Gene Dickey at
648-8644 (evenings) or Gregg Burch at
648-5450 or come by the weekly Jaycee
meetings held at the St. Joe Beach
Volunteer Fire.Department on Tues-
day nights at 8:00 p.m.
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801 20th Street Port St. Joe, Florida
9:45 a.m........ Sunday School 6:00 p.m.......... Young People
(for all ages) 7:00 p.m. ....... Prayer Meeting
11:00 a.m ...... Morning Worship
6:00 p.m. ..... Evening Worship
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11:00A.M ..... Morning Worship
4:00 P.M......... Youth Service
6:00 P.M. ..... Evening Worship
12:30 P.M.... Intercessory Prayer
6:30 P.M. ......... lst-6th Grade
7:30 P.M. Bible Study & Fellowship
Class of '67 Has Reunion
Festivities for the twenty year
reunion of the Class of '67 began with a
get reacquainted party at Treasure
Shores Lodge.. A crab and crawfish
boil provided 'not only food but
A banquet was held at St. Joseph
Bay County Club with Wesley Ramsey
sharing the progress of Port St. Joe
since graduation with the class
comedian Jerry Weaver presenting
an interesting as well as challenging
program to the group.
Members of the Class of '67
who recently attended the reunion
are: 1st row left to right, Betty
Hardin, Charlotte Pierce, Carol Carr,
Pam Wyllie, Charlotte Young, Judy
Williams, Gilda Branch and Kennette
Bush. 2nd row left to right, Jean
Hardenburg, Cherry Potter, Jerry
Swan, Margo-Marion, Elaine David-
son, Diane Keith, Steve Smith,
Margaret Maige, Tom Buttram, Rqd
Bowdoin, Kathy Sellers, and Diane
Frye. 3rd row left to right, Phyllis
Graham, Paul Strobel, Mike Weston,
Bobby Ellzey, Eddie McFarland,
Jimmy Cox, Ira Hanna, Danny
Raffield, John Maddox, David Wood
and James Keel. 4th row left to right,
Belinda Atchison, Royce Holcomb,
George Bryant, Boyd Merritt, Wayne
Plan A Reunion
The descendants of Levy and
Martha W. Hines Miller will hold a
reunion Sunday, August 2 at the
Centennial Building in Port St. Joe.,
The reunion will begin at 10:00 a.m.
All friends and relatives are
invited to bring a covered dish and
enjoy the fun and fellowship.
306 Williams Ave.
Pate, Larry Byrd, Larry Branch,
Kaye Reed, Kay Upchurch, Tommy
Atchison, Charlotte Cushing, Sue
Richter, Britt Dunlap, Bryan Baxley
and Lamar Orrell. Not pictured are
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The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, July 30,1987
SFlorida's Citrus Industry Is Making Strong Bid for World Market
Commissioner of Agriculture
Doyle Conner said recently that in
spite of all kinds of problems,
Florida's citrus industry has just
ended the most successful exporting
season in history. Almost 16 million
boxes of fresh citrus fruit were
exported, not counting shipments to
Canada and Mexico, an increase of
almost 40 per cent over the previous
"Florida fruit sales organizations
are to be commended on an excellent
job of promoting and marketing their
product aggressively in foreign coun-
tries," Conner said. "Their efforts do
not go unnoticed or unrewarded."
Conner noted that the decline in
the value of the U.S. dollar against
other developed nations' currencies
has helped with farm exports general-
ly and as compared with the Japanese
yen, has boosted sales to that country
In the Service
Sgt. Patrea Briggs
Sgt. Briggs Is
Sgt. Patrea T. Briggs was recent-
ly an honor graduate of the Non
Commissioned Officer's Academy in
Bad Toelz, Germany.
She has been visiting her parents,
Betty A. and Elmer H. Briggs of Port
Arpmy t, 1st Class Seth R.
1- owip-ll, spnof Corbett R. and-Myrtle
E. Howell of Port St. Joe, has arrived
for duty with the, 7thInfantry, West
S Germany; :
. Howell,.an infantryman, is a 1984
S graduate of Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High
Senior Airman Derrick T. Bryant
has completed a U.S. Army primary
Students received training in
supervisory skills, leadership princi-
ples and small unit training tech-
niques essential to a first-line supervi-
sor in a technical or administrative
He is a motor transport operator
with the 301st Transportation Com-
pany at Fort Ord, Calif.
Bryant is the son of Mary F. and
Robert C. Bryant of Port St. Joe.
The airman is a 1983 graduate of
Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High School.
AC Griffith Is
Airman 1st Class Timmy C.
Griffith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy J.
Griffith of Panama City, has gradu-
ated from the U.S. Air Force avionics
instrument systems course at Cha-
nute Air Force Base, Ill.
During the course, students were
taught fhe operation and maintenance
of aviation and electronics instrument
systems. They also earned credits
toward an associate degree through
the Community College of the Air
o The airman was an honor grad-
uate of the course.
SHis wife, Cynthia, is the daughter
of Kendall and Betty Murphy of Port
He received an associate degree
in 1980 from Gulf Coast Community
College, Panama City.
Sgt. Susan M. Porter, daughter of
John H. and Helene J. Andrews of
Briston, Conn., has been decorated
with the Army Commendation Medal
in West Germany. .
The Army Commendation Medal'
is awarded to those individuals who
demonstrate outstanding achieve-
ment or meritorious service in th4
performance of their duties on belfalf i
of the Army.
Porter is an administrative spe-
cialist with the 7th Signal Brigade.
Her husband, Charles, is the son
of Dasie Porter of Wewahitchka.
Shipments of fruit also are being
accepted in Japan without treatment
with a post-harvest fumigant to kill
Caribbean fruit fly from specific
fly-free zones in the Indian River
citrus district, a program developed
by Conner's department to aid the
When treatment facilities for the
mass-rearing of sterile Caribbean
fruit flies are completed in Gaines-
ville, it is expected that the fly-free
zones will take in more commercial
citrus groves than the current 10,527
acres involved in the fly-free zones.
The sterile fly rearing facility is to be
part of a planned research center for
irradiation of agricultural commodi-
ties at the Division of Plant Industry
headquarters in Gainesville.
Conner commented that Florida
pioneered the sterile-fly technique 30
years ago in eradicating the cattle
screwwokm, a program that helped
rid the ).S. of this costly pest.
"In spite of all the citrus
industry's problems, which include
massive tree losses to the successive
freezes we suffered in 1981, 1982, 1983
and 1985," Conner said, "and pro-
blems with Caribfly, spreading de-
cline, tristeza and a new pest called
Fuller's rose weevil, the citrus
industry bested the previous record
high export total by shipping
15,800,283 four-fifths bushel cartons
from August 1, 1986 through May 24."
The previous season export re-
cord was set in the 1978-79 season at
11,559,590 cartons, he said. During the
1985-86 exporting season, shipments
were 11,284,306 cartons. "This has
been without a doubt the best
exporting season Florida has ever
had," Conner said.
Japan was the largest importer of
Florida fruit, accounting for a total of
9,108,576 boxes of fruit through May
24, followed by France at 3,519,777
boxes, and the Netherlands at
1,233,104 boxes, Conner said. Other
countries receiving shipments of
citrus included Belgium, West Ger-
many, England, Taiwan, Italy, Swe-
den, Switzerland, South Korea, Hong
Kong, Singapore, Finland, Norway
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Total shipments included
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boxes of oranges, and 214 boxes of
tangerines. In addition to buying most
of the grapefruit, Japan bought the
most of the oranges at 243,169 boxes
and all of thP tangerines
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The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, July 30,1987
MINUTES... Gulf County Commission
The Board of County Commis-
sioners of Gulf County, Florida, met
June 23, 1987 in regular session with
,the following members present:
Chairman Billy Branch, Commission-
ers A.B. Traylor, Eldridge Money,
and Nathan Peters, Jr. Others present
were: Associate County Attorney Tom
Gibson, Clerk Benny C. Lister, Deputy
Clerk Maurell Cumbie, Road Superin-
tendent Bob Lester, Civil Defense
Director Administrative Assistant
Larry Wells, Mosquito Control Direc-
tor Sam Graves, Jr., and Sheriff Al
The meeting came to order at 7:00
SThe Administrative Assistant
opened the meeting with prayer and
led the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Upon motion by Comm. Traylor,
second by Comm. Money, and unan-
imous vote, the Board approved the
minutes of June 23, 1987, with no
Pursuant to advertisement to hold
two public hearings to consider
adopting an ordinance prohibiting
dumping of garbage in any public or
on any private lands, the attorney
read the title paragraph of the
ordinance. The Chairman asked for
public comment. There being no
public comment, the Chairman an-
nounced the second and final public
hearing would be held at the next
Mildred Marbury, of Howard's
Creek, requested the Board name the
road from SR71 to Howard's Creek
Landing, "Doc Whitfield Road".
Associate Attorney Gibson agreed to
research change (delete county road
number?, etc.) and report at the next
meeting. Comm. Money moved the
Board approve, by resolution, this
road name change request, if feasible
and doesn't already have a name.
Comm. Traylor seconded the motion.
Comm. Peters stated he was in favor
or the motion; however, Mrs. Mar-
bury said this is her own idea and he
asked her to obtain a petition signed
by citizens of that community, as
someone else may have another
individual in mind. Mrs. Marbiiry
stated she didn't like the idea of a
petition. Upon vote, the motion passed
with Commu. Money, Traylor and the
Chairman voting yes. Comm. Peters
voted no, on grounds there wasn't a
Jimmy James stated he heard the
county commission was going to give
Iaway eur beaches and asked what was
wrong with the Sheriff patrolling the
beach. The Chairman stated he
brought this up at the last meeting and
nope of the other Board members had
any comment, his solution (not his
feeling) was to ban driving on the
beach and he stands behind that, but
the Board took no action. James
stated he heard from people at work
that Chairman Branch and Comm.
Money were against driving on the
beaches. Comm. Money stated he was
pit4 4t pt) lpst meeting and for the
record, ie wias not against'diiiitg'oti
the beaches, but they shouldn't be
destroyed. There followed a discus-
sion by the Sheriff on beach traffic
The point was brought up to the
Sheriff's Department on patroling the
traffic on the beach. Of course there is
no way I'd have to have three
vehicles 24 hours a day to patrol
properly. The thing is no matter how
many vehicles we have, there are
going to be some people who
complain if someone rides a bicycle.
on the beach. No matter who goes
down to the.beach, they think they
own everything from their house all
the way to the Gulf of Mexico. It's not
only proper patroling, it's these few
people complaining constantly. It's
not what they are doing; it's the fact
people are on the beach. This is where
we are getting complaints from.
There is not that much problem
(tearing up the beach) with driving.
There are litter problems all over the
county. The people speeding on the
beaches are mostly from out of town.
We don't have a problem with
patroling and the complaints come
from people who own property. They
don't want any vehicles on the beach.
Carl Goodson, Becky Weston,
Linda Boyett, Billy Griffin, Louise
Hamm, Benny Roberts, Bob Smith
and other citizens (large group)
expressed their concerns, for the
beaches to remain open for driving.
There were many suggestions for
changing the permitting process and
fees to make permits not as easily
accessible to persons from out of
town, who are the main traffic
offenders (speeding, destroying
dunes, etc.) per the Sheriff. Upon
inquiry, Associate Attorney Gibson
advised driving was permissable on
the beaches up to the vegetation line.
Comm. Peters asked that his state-
ment be made part of the minutes,
"All my life I have lived in Gulf
County. I have enjoyed the use of the
beaches in Gulf County and when and
if a vote comes to close the beach, my
vote would be to keep it open."
Comm. Money moved the Board
advertise to hold public hearings to
amend the beach traffic ordinance as
follows, with the first hearing to be
her'' "t the next day meeting.
$15.00 local resident, $40.00 -
non-resident, permits sold at Court-
house only monday Friday; $50.00
fine for not having permit on vehicle;
$75.00 if caught second time without
permit; $50.00 speeding on beach; loss
of permit 2nd speeding ticket plus
$50.00 fine; $25.00 loud muffler on any
vehicle; $100.00 racing on beach or
pulling water skiers; and no three
wheelers, four wheelers, and dune
buggies after 12:00 p.m.
Comm. Peters seconded the mo-
tion, stating all monies collected from
fines should go to Sheriff's Depart-
ment. Following further public dis-
cussion, in which the 11 p.m. curfew
was objected to and defimtion of dune
buggie, etc., the motion passed by
unanimous vote, with the Chairman
stating the first public hearing may
not be at the next day meeting due to
time needed by the attorney to
prepare the ordinance for advertise-
Graham Dozier, representing
himself and his brother, owners of
property adjoining Beacon Hill Park
property, stated he was interested in a
ease agreement between the county
and the Doziers (dedicate it for public
use). Comm. Traylor seconded the
motion. Port St. Joe Jaycee member
Jef Gardner asked if the "no
trespassing" signs could be taken
down. Dozier agreed. Upon question
by Comm. Peters that if for some
reason you decide to withdraw this
property from county use you would
be responsible for paying the back
taxex, Dozier replied yes. Upon vote,
the motion passed unanimously. Upon
motion by Coinm. Peters, second by
Comm. Money, and unanimous vote,
the Board supported Dozier's future
intention to sell the property to the
state and keep it open for public use.
The chairman and the Attorney
discussed possible sources of state
funding for development of property.
Gene Dickey)Port St. Joe Jaycees,
reported the Jaycees would assist as
they were researching state funding
for the county park development.
Port St. Joe Jaycee Jef Gardner
reported the following on the cons-
truction project at the county park at
Boardwalk to be complete by
June 27. Delaying grand opening until
July 4 weekend, due to weather
destroying work efforts and parking
area not stabilized. Construction to
begin next week on observation site on
hill. Restroom location. Mosquito
Control to provide concrete blocks
located at Shop to Jaycees to
Gardner and Commission discus-
sed DNR and Health Department
permitting location of restroom and
septic tank Jaycees and County want
the location to be near U.S. 98, not up
on hill in parking area. After
discussion of DNR permitting for the
restrooms, the Chairman suggested,
at Gardner's inquiry if he should come
back to the Board, the Jaycees
proceed with construction upon ob-
tainingpermit. Gene Dickey reported
Wayned Childers, Chairman, Parks
Planning Commission is to write some
paper to DNR to assist in permitting.
The Chairman stated this was good.
Road Department employee Wil-
lie Bass, stated he had worked for 121/
years with the job position of
operating a grass mower, the next
position available is truck driving and
operating heavy equipment and there
is a training period for same;
however, his supervisor won't allow
him the opportunity for permanent set
up when an opening is available or
pay him the payrate for operating a
grader while another employee is on
leave. The Chairman inquired of the
Road Superintendent if Bass and he
had discussed this, according to
personnel policy the employee should
first discuss any problem with the
supervisor. Superintendent Lester
stlted yes he Mti' aid Ba's and theirr
employees are being trained to
operate machines when the operators
are onvacation; at which time they
can perform the job, they are given
the same payrate; however there
have been no job openings for
Upon the Chairman's inquiry, the
Superintendent stated Bass had not
been bypassed for a promotion. Bass
stated he had been operating the grass
cutter for ten years and requested he
be allowed to be a truck driver and
new employees hired to operate grass
cutter. Upon Comm. Peter's inquiry
did the Superintendent have an
objection to changing Bass' job
position to truck driver when opening
available, Superintendent Lester re-
plied he did not. Comm. Peters stated
e wanted him to do that. The
Chairman told employee Bass from
what he understood when an opening
comes you will be given an opportu-
nity for the position.
David Odum, Gulf Pines Hospital,
present, the Chairman inquired if
Odum received a letter from the
Board requesting he be present.
Odum stated he received a phone call.
Upon question if Odum wanted to
address complaints or answer ques-
tions by the Board, Odum said he
would answer questions as he was
unaware of all of the complaints with
the phone call from the Administra-
Complaints of Wewahitchka vol-
unteer service, Wells suggested he
address the question of the vehicle
with dead battery. Odum Two
vehicles one was operational and one
not (PSJ EMT made observation that
he guessed it had a dead battery).
Odum introduced Emmanuel Du-
by, Emergency Medical Services
Director, who stated he found that the
previous director put personnel on
call and he found it was not cost
effective. He thought if they could get
back up from Wewahitchka, it would
save costs. The Sheriff stated the PSJ
amublance was backing up Franklin
County, so why didn't they call
Franklin County. Odum reported
Franklin County is no longer being!
served by the PSJ Ambulance Service
(previous director made this decision
on his own one reason why he is no
Comm. Traylor inquired if ambu-
lance is kept in Gulf County now, not
out of county. Odum replied yes.
Chairman Branch stated these are not
the only complaints the Board re-
ceived, citing a complaint from Mr.
Young on a delay in response. Odum
answered he rode ambulance to site
and it was fine. The delay in transfer
was from hospital to P.C. and took
place in the parking lot at the hospital
in Port St. Joe transferred from one
ambulance to another due to low fuel
guage did not take a long time.
Upon motion by Comm. Traylor,
second by Comm. Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved
granting a quit claim deed to Danny
Gainous for 1/ portion (as adjoining
property owner) of abandoned road on
3rd and 4th Streets, Highland View,
previously abandoned by the county.
(Any expenses incurred to be charged
Gloria Ramsey, representing citi-
zens meeting at local churches,
reported the group was requesting the
City of Port St. Joe, County Commis-
sion, and School Board participate in
hiring a permanent, full-time recre-
ation director to coordinate activities
for the youth in Gulf County. Mrs.
Ramsey suggested a workshop meet-
ing of the City, County, School Board
and any churches that have a
delegate. (This request has been
presented to the city, now the county,
and will be presented to the school
board at its July 7 meeting.) The
Chairman stated the School Superin-
tendent would be a good coordinator
of such a project. The Board agreed to
the idea of a recreation director.
Associate Attorney Gibson re-
ported the receipt of a letter from the
Florida Department of Natural Re-
sources on the application to construct
decks and parking area at county
owned park at Beacon Hill, enclosing
an incompleteness summary outlining
information necessary to complete
application. Gibson reported the
Department of Natural Resources
stated a site plan would be helpful and
Port St. Joe Jaycee Gardner is to
Associate Attorney Gibson report-
ed as instructed at the previous
meeting he had prepared an ordin-
ance prohibiting construction of sew-
age treatment plants in the county
and requested permission to advertise
for public hearing. Upon motion by
Comm. Peters, second by Comm.
Money, and unanimous vote, the
Computer Committee member
Cumbie presented an invoice, ap-
proved by the committee for pay-
ment, reporting; however, the Clerk
had a letter to present concerning the
invoice. A copy of the letter is on file in
the Clerk's office.
The Administrative Assistant re-
ported the'e had been problems with
fund accounting software, which is
through another supplier (Munis -
Data Automation liason between
companies); however, full payment
has previously been made to Munis.
Upon motion by.Comm. Peters second
by Comm. Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved payment of
this invoice, less .$1,000 retainer, as
Upon motion by Comm. Traylor,
second by Comm. Money, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved
payment of prisoner medical invoices
of smaller amounts (do not pay larger
invoice amounts at this time), totaling
$3,323.51, subject to the Sheriff's
The Clerk suggested the Board be
watchful of the amount of bills
incurred for the remainder of the
budget year, as the Board has
received unexpected invoices, such as
insurance increases, etc.
Following a report of the estima-
ted engineering fee to design a
parking area at Cape'San Bias ($5.250
$9,150), at the Chairman's suggestion
the Board agreed to postpone this
project and place it in the proposed
next fiscal year's budget.
Upon presentation by the Admin-
istrative Assistant, the Board ap-
proved a letter and directed it be sent
to Charlie Parker. A copy of the letter
is on file in the Clerk's office.
Upon motion by Comm. Money,
second by Comm. Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved the
Gulf County Association for Retarded
Citizens' request for a letter support-
ive of a $25,000 employment grant
Upon request of the Administra-
tive Assistant, motion by Comm.
Traylor, second by Comm. Money,
and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to place the Honeyville Fire
Department on the Division of Forest-
ry Surplus Equipment waiting list
(requesting a fire truck).
Comm. Traylor moved the Board
approve Administrative Assistant
Wells request for permission to take
two days compensatory time on
Thursday and Friday, June 25 and 26,
1987. Comm. Money seconded the
motion. Comm. Peters inquired com-
pensatory time for what? Wells
replied, to attend a church confer-
ence. Upon vote, the motion passed,
,with Comm. Traylor, Money and the
Chairman voting yes. Comm. Peters
Upon motion by Comm. Money,
second by Comm. Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved
the Administrative Assistant's re-
quest to advertise to receive bids for
roof coating for the Port St. Joe
Upon motion by Comm. Peters,
second by Comm. Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved
Civil Defense Director Wells travel to
attend a Mini-Hurricane Conference
in Panama City.
The Administrative Assistant re-
ported on the lowest price he was able
to obtain on road maintenance
material. Dolomite at $6.00 per yard -
Todd Brothers, Inc.
Upon motion by Comm. Traylor,
second by Comm. Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved the
following request of the Administra-
Pay raise effective July 6 (begin-
ning of next pay period). Maintenance
Department, Joe Bearden, 50 cents
per hour, recommended as six months
from date Maintenance Supervisor
Presley's retirement; and Rex An-
drews, 50 cents per hour.
After another six months em-
ployee Joe Bearden to be reevaluated
and if possible given another raise, as
he never received initial six month
raise per policy by former supervisor
an he is certified as trained to
program voting machines.
At Civil Defense Director Wells'
request for assistance, the Chairman
requested the Deputy Clerk write the
Mayor, City of Wewahitchka, stating
the Board was informed the City no
longer allows use of the Community
Center for Commodity Food Distribu-
tion and the Board is disappointed
with the City not allowing the county
this use, especially, in light of the
funding the county provides for the
City's Fourth of July Celebration and
other worthy projects in the area,
requesting the City inform the Board
of its decision prior to the Board's
next meeting of July 14, for purposes
of advertising the food distribution
location in Wewahitchka prior to the
distribution date. The Board agreed.
Road Superintendent Lester in-
quired if the Board would pay /
rental on uniforms for his depart-
ment's employees ($3.00 a week per
uniform). Upon inquire of number of
Road Department and Mosquito Con-
trol employees (12 and 20 respective-
ly), the Chairman strongly suggested
this be incorporated in next year's
budget request by these departments.
Comm. Money discussed if adequate
funds in each department would be
available. Both department supervi-
sor's replied yes. The Board agreed to
the Chairman's suggestion.
The Road Superintendent report-
ed work is at a standstill on
construction of the Stonemill Creek
Bridge as a survey was required,
which Attorney Rish was trying to
Ralph Rish and Greg Preble,
Baskerville Donovan Engineers,
Inc., presented a survey of the Beacop
Hill Lighthouse property, as prepared
by their firm at the request of the
Ralph Rish, Baskerville Dono-
van Engineers, Irc., gave a progress
report on permitting landfill projects.
Comm. Peters asked if there was any
objection to the engineers contacting
Hill Milling, Inc. concerning viewing
Ave. C and Highway 30 for possible
resurfacing through the roadway
asphalt milling and recycling process.
The Chairman stated he had no
objection to just contacting them for
Chairman Branch reported he
contacted St. Joseph Land and
Development Company concerning
location of a site for the proposed
Minimum Security Work Camp. Asso-
ciate Attorney Gibson read the reply
letter, stating St. Joseph Land and
Development Company will agree to a
15 acre land swap with Gulf County,
with the following terms and condi-
(1) St. Joseph Land,& Develop-
ment Company convey a 15 acre site
to be mutually agreed upon along
Highway 387 to Gulf County via
Special Warranty Deed.
(2) The above mentioned special
Warranty deed to include a clause,
which passes the land, granting St.
Joseph Land and Development Com-
pany the right of first refusal to
repurchase the 15 acres of land should
the "Minimum Security Work Camp"
ever be permanently closed or
(3) Gulf County convey a 15 acre
site to be mutually agreed upon to St.
Joseph Land and Development Com-
pany, via Warranty deed.
(4) All costs for surveying, legal
services if required, title insurance if
required, documentary stamps and
recording fees for all deeds to be paid
for by Gulf County.
Upon motion by Comm. Peters,
second by Comm. Money, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed to
pursue. Upon question by the Chair-
man, the Administrative Assistant
replied the commitment of property
was due by July 1 and someone would
be visiting proposed site on June 30th.
Upon inquiry of the Chairman if
correspondence was necessary (con-
cerning commitment) at this meeting,
as the next Board meeting followed
the due date; the Administrative
Assistant replied no; however, he
would be glad to write a letter of
Comm. Peters inquired of the
Clerk if a list of companies bidding on
an advertised bid could be typed on a
bid tabulation sheet and placed in the
agenda package. The Clerk replied
yes, but only those received up to the
time the agenda is prepared (many
are submitted at the board meeting).
Comm. Peters discussed the
Department of Transportation's Five
Year Transportation Plan, requesting
a copy for his review. Copy available
in public records of Clerk.
Comm. Peters inquired why the
Highland View water tower was not in
use. The Chairman reported due to
cost, not enough funds ($4,000 $5,000
engineering *and $28,000 $30,000
construction). Peters asked if it would
be beneficial to the county to use it.
The Chairman replied it would only be
an extra water supply, the county has
already added additional pressure to
Comm. Peters reported litter
(garbage all over road) on the Jones
Homestead Road and C-30. The Board
discussed the proposed litter ordin-
ance will alleviate these problems.
Upon motion by Comm. Money,
second by Comm. Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Commission agreed to
write the School Board, as per the
School Board's letter of request,
authorizing the School Board to select
award contracts, and act as adminis-
trator for school bus stop shelters in
The Sheriff requested, if the litter
ordinance is approved, signs be
installed quickly for enforcement
purposes. With the Board's approval,
the Chairman instructed the Road
Superintendent to order "Unlawful to
Litter Up to $500 Fine" signs
AL me snenff's request, the Board
instructed the Road Superintendent to
order more speed signs for beach
traffic and furnish to the Sheriff as
soon as possible.
The Chairman reported the Board
had received a letter from Mrs. Ann S.
Krausse, Sanibel-Capitiva Power
Squadron, Sanibel, FL, stating she
and her husband make reports to the
National Ocean Service to help keep
the nautical charts up to date,
requesting permission to present
information for inclusion on chart
(previously obtained nautical chart
11393) and asking for graphics of
location and plan. After discussion,
the Chairman suggested this be
referred to Dave Maddox, a member
of the local comprehensive planning
committee. The Board agreed.
The Chairman requested a letter
For New Students
Gulf Coast Community College
will hold a series of pre-advising
sessions for first-time college students
and those transferring from another
According to Anne McCullen,
dean of student development, students
attending these sessions will learn
about the different degree programs
Gulf Coast offers and will learn how to
schedule classes and use the catalog.
Students will also learn "the language
of college" and the academic advising
system at the college.
from alter Wilder be entered in the
minutes. A copy of the letter is on file
/in the 'Clerk's office.
/ The Chairman discussed a letter
from the Department of Community
Affairs notifying the county of a public
hearing on July 1, in Tallahassee, to
discuss a proposed draft rule concern-
ing review of the local comprehensive
plans to determine compliance and
inquired if Administrative Assistant
Wells planned to attend. Wells report-
ed Larry McGlothin, Baskerville-
Donoval Engineers, to attend.
Upon the Chairman's inquire if
the State Revenue Sharing Applic-
ation for the Fiscal Year 1987-88 had
been completed and returned to the
Department of Revenue by June 30, as
stated in letter to the County from the
Department of Revenue, the Clerk
responded this has previously been
completed and submitted on time.
The Chairman requested a letter
from Baskerville-Donovan Engineers
be entered in the minutes. A copy of
the letter is on file in the Clerk's
At the inquire of Mosquito Control
Director Graves if he could cross the
Beacon Hill Park Property with
county equipment for access to the
beach when work required on beach
(beach clean up fish, etc.), the Board
replied no, there is public access
donated to the County by Dr. Tom
SGibson, located near the Gulf Station,
St. Joe Beach, which could be utilized.
The Administrative Assistant dis-
cussed a letter'the Board received
from Gulf Coast Research Labora-
tory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi,
requesting to drill a shallow geologi-
cal soil boring for scientific research
at the landing near the end of Saul
Creek Road. At the request of the
Administrative Assistant, the Board
tabled this until the next meeting as
Comm. Birmingham wasn't present,
and he had some experience in the
past with a project ti.r t.
There being no furt business,
the meeting adjourned.
McCullen said that an additional
benefit of attending one of these
sessions is that students will receive
an early appointment card for regis-
tration. Non-participants will get their
appointment cards in August.
These sessions will last approxi-
mately one and one-half hours and
will be held in the Gardner Seminar
Room in the Student Development
Building on campus.
Day sessions will be held at 2
p.m., with evening sessions beginning
at 5:30 p.m.
Day sessions will be held on July
28, July 30, August 4, August 6, and
Evening sessions will be held on
Additional information is avail-
able by calling 769-1551, ext. 237.
The Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission is wildlife's best friend.
But when raccoons turn on the hand
that feeds them that relationship gets
Specifically, the GFC planted 60
acres of corn this spring on the 6,300
acre Joe Budd Wildlife Management
Area near Quincy to benefit white-
tailed deer, wild turkey and mourning
dove. This year, with a little help from
Mother Nature though, the raccoon
population on the area exploded and
now coons have destroyed 39 of the 60
Don Francis, a GFC wildlife
scientist who maintains an office on
the area said, "The coons went down
the rows and every nine inches dug up
the planted kernels and ate them.
They even dug up the corn plants and
ate the germinated.kernels."
:Excluding labor and diesel fuel,
Francis indicated his agency was out
$1,700 in lost seed and fertilizer. .
"We expect some loss to coons,"
said Francis. "In fact, a 10 to 20
percent loss is acceptable but 70
percent is too much."
"We're now looking at several
solutions to reduce the raccoon
population including a trapping sea-
son or negotiating with a private
trapper but we don't want to do
anything that will interfere with the
stated primary use of the area which
is to maintain iqualty primitve
weapons deer hunting," he said.
Classifieds were around when the
Constitution was written.
The first newspaper ads where
small listings very much like
today's Classifieds. They were ef-
fective 200 years ago and they are
even more effective today. Clas-
sified advertising has been an In-
tegral part of newspapers for
hundreds of years.
The ad you see reproduced above
was never actually published, but
it could have appeared. As we ob-
serve the Constitution's Blcenten-
.nial Year. we salute those who
wrote this great "living document".
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