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I FIFTIETH YEAR, NUMBER 44
Industry-Deep Water Port-Fine People-Safest Beaches in Florida:
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, JULY 7, 1988
25 Per Copy
Herein lies a tale! ..'
Sunday morning early, Billy Joe Rish drove through the Saveway
parking lot and down the alley toward Woodward Avenue, when he spotted
a bicycle parked in the alley.
Slowing down to go around the bike, Rish spied Hozie Owens, leaning
up against the side of the St. Joe Papermakers Credit Union office,.
motioning to Rish to be quiet and approach the building. Rish parked his.
truck and went over to where Owens was, with his ear to the wall of the :
Owens whispered, "Listen, what do you hear?"
Rish leaned against the side of the building and heard a steady, "tap,
"tap, tap", inside the building.
"What does that sound like?" Owens asked.
"It sounds to me like somebody is trying to break into something Inside --
the credit union", he said.
Both men thought someone was taking advantage of a long holiday to'-
rob the credit union safe. Rish went to fetch the police while Owens stood
watch over whatever might happen while he was gone.
Risksuqmmoned officer Darrin Gilmore to the building, who was soon
..-'joined by Anm Savage. The two officers unlimbered their shotguns and .
. approached the wall warily, where they, too, heard the ominous "tap, tap,.
Credit union manager, Wesley Atkins, was summoned to the scene, to
let the officers inside, since all the doors and windows were locked.
Atkins came. let the officers in and discovered the "tap, tap, tap"
Instead of a gang of desperados trying to crack open a safe, Atkins
revealed the alarm was coming from condensation dripping off an air'
conditioner coil onto a sheet of metal, causing the "tap, tap, tap", which
had alerted Owens and Rish.
Needless to say everyone was relieved and a little bit flabbergasted that
they had allowed their imagination to run away with them as It had.
The moral of the story is that not much goes on in a small town like ,
'Port St. Joe without someone seeing it happen, even a water drip.
SJPC Water Supply OK for Now
Steps Being Taken to Cope with Possible Lower River Levels
Gulf County doesn't grow many soybeans
anymore. Nor does it grow an appreciable amount
of corn, other than in private garden spots. The
several head of cattle which find themselves in Gulf
County have thus far had plenty of pasture and
enough water in their water holes to slake their
thirst. No community in Gulf County has had to
forego watering their lawns or, washing cars
because of a water shortage Yet!
But there's a possibility many people in Gulf
County will be vacationing from their jobs at St. Joe
Paper Company, if the drought continues to worsen
and water levels recede much more. People here in
Gulf County do have a stake in this drought thing.
A few weeks ago, the St. Joe Paper Company
managers became alarmed enough over the critical
nation-wide water situation, they decided to take a
few steps which would allow them to meet a
situation of even less water supplies if it came to
that. The company officials asked for permission to
make some revisions at their water pumping station
on the Chipola River to allow them to pump fresh
water from the river at lower levels than they are
now able. They requested permission to dig a huge
pit on SJPC land between the pumping station and
the Chipola River, making a small lake. Pumps
would then be dropped into the Chipola River and
pump into the artificial lake where stationary
pumps could pick the water up and pump it into the
canal which feeds the mill in Port St. Joe with its
vital water supplies for the process of making
NO DANGER, YET
SJP. Vice-President Robert Nedley told The
Star theirs no danger of interruptions to the water
supply, yet, but said, "With drought conditions
coming this yearly in the year, we're fearful of what
the normal dry months of September and October
might bring to us. If the water level falls at the same
percentages as in the past, we will need to consider
an emergency mode of operations".
Nedley said when the river water level reading
gets to the level of minus one or zero, "We get
Nedley said the river is "in its worse shape
since the dry year of 1986 when we had some
emergency situations". The vice-president said the
company is taking steps to meet a possible
worsening situation later in the year.
WATER SUPPLY ADEQUATE
Memphis Baughan, a hydraulic engineer with
the U.S. Corps of Engineers in Mobile, Alabama,
told The Star the Corps will not be shutting St. Joe
Paper down from lack of water. "As long as there is
water in the river and they can get it, they can
continue to operate", he said.
Bauguan said presently there is an adequate
water supply in the reservoirs on the Apalachicola
water system. "We actually received an extra two
feet of water in the Walter F. George reservoir
from the recent rains, but we're not turning any
water loose for navigational purposes", he said.
Baughan said St. Joe Paper is the only critical
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Ken Murphy Says He'll
Campaign for Sheriff
Ken Murphy announced this week training you can get."
his intention to seek the office of
Sheriff of Gulf County. "I feel that my Murphy is a member of the Fir
27 years in law .enforcement makes United Methodist Church of Port S
me the most qualified candidate. Joe, a 32nd degree Mason, member
There are so many personal services Order of Eastern Star, member
that need to be renewed to bring the Port St. Joe Quarterback Clul
sheriff's office closer to the people it former member Board of Directors (
serves. Gulf County is" a wonderful 'the 'Florida Sheriff's Association
place, and I think we need to get out of member of Port St. Joe Lions Clul
the national headlines and get on with elected 1988 Lion of the Year. H
the job of making it a safe and better served 19 years with the Florid
place to live and raise our children. I Highway Patrol and is a traine
plan to be the kind of sheriff that will homicide investigator, he was sheri
listen to advice from the people and of Gulf County for eight years an
not make promises I can't keep. I has received many other honors an
have attended thousands of hours of awards. Murphy lives at 1001 Marvi
training from many departments such Avenue, Port St. Joe with his wif(
as F.B.I., U.S. Army, F.D.L.E., FHP Betty. The Murphy's have two mai
and many more. However the 27 years ried daughters and three grandchild
on the job experience is the best ren.
Hough Files Petition to Run
for Board As Independent
Mrs. Marion S. Hough of Beacon
Hill, stated this week she would be a
candidate for the office of County
Commissioner from District 3.
Mrs. Hough revealed her inten-
tions to qualify as an independent
candidate, requesting a waiver of the
The candidate says she will
accept no monies--only contributions
"in kind" such as home made signs,
etc.-and will spend no money cam-
paigning for the office. "I have, under
oath, requested waiver of filing fee",
Hough said she "could not attest
to future support of either party
platforms nor do I agree with "puppet
string" tethering to either", in
making her decision to seek election
as an independent.
The candidate said she is inter-
' ested in medical assistance needs,
land use and impact fees, industry vs.
public use of county assets, future
waste disposal decisions, taxation
limits and review of the climate of
decency, among other interests.
Carl Goodson of White City
announced this week his candidacy
for County Commissioner District
Goodson, a democrat, has lived in
White City for 32 years and has been
employed by Sylvachem, Corp. for the
last 15 years. He is a 1972 graduate of
Port St. Joe High School.
He has been married to the
former Susan O'Shall for 16 years.
They have one son David who will be
in the seventh grade this year at Port
St. Joe High School.
Fugitives Kill Before
They're Caught In Miss.
Tennessee fugitives Anthony
Sims, 18 and Peter Craig, 29, who
eluded a Gulf County manhunt near
Port St. Joe for nearly 24 hours
Tuesday of last week, have now been
caught and placed in Mississippi and
Tennessee jails, according to Sheriff
After stealing a 1979 Pontiac from
Terry Franklin in Oak Grove during
the early morning hours Wednesday,
the pair slipped through the cordon of
officers and wound up back in
Memphis, Tennessee, where Frank-
lin's car was abandoned.
The pair then allegedly stole a
Mazda XR7 and drove to Mississippi,
where they were spotted again near
Olive Branch on Bethel Road.
Trying to get away from the
DeSoto County sheriff's officers, the
fleeing car struck a second car, head
on, killing the driver in the crash.
Sims was captured a short time
later by the DeSoto County Sheriff's
department about five miles from the
crash. Sims had a broken leg but had
managed to get five miles from the
scene. He is presently in jail in
Fernando, Mississippi, receiving
treatment for the broken limb.
Craig eluded his Mississippi pur-
suers and wound up back in Memphis,
Tennessee, where he gave himself up
Both men are being held on
manslaughter charges as well as
numerous other counts.
Sheriff Harrison said he will not
press for extradition to Gulf County
unless Mississippi and Tennessee turn
Safe In Gulf
Gulf County had a safe Fourth of July holiday week end,
according to county and city law enforcement officials after the
holiday was officially over Tuesday morning.
"Here in Port St. Joe, we had a couple of family
disturbances, but that isn't anything unusual on a week end",
Port St. Joe Police Chief Carl Richter said.
While 20 were dying on the state's highways, not even a
fender was scratched in Gulf County during the holiday.
Tuesday morning, after the holiday alert was over, two
young Georgia girls, from the Atlanta area, lost control of their
Mustang about a mile north of the Overstreet bridge and turned
over on the shoulder of the road, according to the Gulf County
No official details have been released by the Florida
Highway Patrol, but witnesses said the girls apparently lost
control of the car, which crossed the highway, skidded onto the
shoulder of the highway and rolled over. Both girls were taken to
the hospital by Gulf County ambulance for treatment, but were
not thought to be badly hurt.
FOLKS HIT THE WATER
Here in Port St. Joe, people were taking to the water all
week end long. The boat landing at the west end of Fifth Street,
saw unprecedented use every day during the long week end, as
boats entered and left the bay all day long through the boat
The picture above was taken about 11:00 a.m., Monday,
showing six boats and their crews in the process of either
entering the bay or leaving after a morning of activities on the
Vehicles which had brought boats to the launch site were
parked all the way back to Highway 98 on Fifth Street and the
parking lot to the south of the launch area was packed with
vehicles and boat trailers.
"I think everyone had a good time without having their
holiday marred by accidents or tragedy", Chief Richter said.
Monday night, a huge number of spectators were on hand to
witness the fireworks display which capped off a perfect period
of celebration of Independence Day.
The fireworks display was furnished by the City of Port St.
Joe and shot off by the Volunteer Fire Department.
Two Georgia girls were slightly hurt in this overturned vehicle
Former Mayor Starts Beach Recall Petition
Former Mexico Beach Mayor Bob
Hale started a petition circulating in
the beach community Thursday of
last week to ask .for an election to
recall Commissioner Bill Hood.
Hale said in his petition that Hood
has been a disruptive force on the
Commission and has filed unfounded
charges against city officials and city
Hale says Hood has tarnished the
reputation of Mexico Beach with his
charges and his actions and asks that
he be removed from office.
Hale said Tuesday of this week he
has 15 of the petitions being circulated
to collect names of registered voters
who would approve of a recall
election. "We only have to have 100
signatures and we already have more
than that. We're shooting for 300
signatures on the petitions", Hale
Hood was asked by Hale to resign
at the last meeting of the Mexico
Beach commission, but he refused to
step down from the post.
Hale says the law required the
petitioners for the recall to have 10
percent of the registered voters sign
their petition, or 100 signers, which-
ever is greater. "We have 600 voters
in Mexico Beach, so we will need the
100 signers", he said.
Hood had charged Commissioner
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The boat landing at the west end of Fith Street was a popular gathering place during the long holiday week end
The boat landing at the west end of Fifth Street was a popular gathering place during the long holiday week end
How Could They Go So Far?
With the current scandal of Pentagon "deals" on contracts
to purchase military hardware, it comes to light how our
government could pay $625 for a common carpenter's claw
hammer. It was revealed nearly two years ago how our armed
services were paying such absurd prices for equipment,
supplies and spare parts and we all wondered why. Even given
the fact some of the supplies and spare parts were custom made
or hand made, why should they cost so much?
If you are in the business of using equipment, you know
what spare parts cost. You also know that at times, it's cheaper
to take your part to Emory Stephens at St. Joe Machine and
have him custom make the item than it is to purchase what you
need from the machine manufacturer. It's so with our presses,
and we would think it may be so with a Sherman tank, also.
The current investigations over purchasing practices at the
Pentagon gives us an inkling of why those hammers cost so
Actually the hammer, nuts and bolts episode of two years
ago should have started some people to thinking there just
might be something wrong in the purchasing department.
Really, such a suspicion should have reared its head after the
price of those hammers got over $20 each.
The thing which bothers us is that these same people who
don't recognize when a claw hammer is costing too much
money are supposed to sniff out the violations of the Salt treaty
Hold on to your hats!
Grounds Look Great!
We want to be one of the first to publicly say the newly
refurbished city hall grounds look great!
Those grounds have been a sad sight for a long time and a
subject we have had several conversations over with several of
the city officials. The grass seemed to simply refuse to grow
there and the weeds took advantage of the opportunity to
reproduce themselves in profusion. But even the strain of weed
which made it on the city hall lawn were the scraggly
particularly unsightly variety. Many of us are bothered with
weeds in our yards, but they are the type we can just mow and
keep manicured, since they are green and look good after the
We'll give the credit for the new look to Emily Roche, who
stayed right on the grounds while the work was being done and
kept the project going. Most elected city officials don't have
that kind of time to invest in even such a worthy project. Mrs.
Roche, you did a good job.
The city hall is usually the first glimpse a person has of
official Port St. Joe, whether it is just a passer-by, a visitor, or a
person doing business with the city. A good impression means a
lot and we're happy that Port St. Joe now can put forth a good
first impression with its newly landscaped city hall grounds.
They look very good, even though we know there are still
improvements to come.
So Does the Park
While we're passing out kudos on a job well done, let me slip
in a word here for good old Luther Roth down at the State
Recently, we took the state of Florida to task for allowing
the Constitution Park to get in such ratty condition and not
attempting to do anything about it.
Luther took that criticism personal (even though we
specifically exonerated him in the matter) and decided to do
something about the condition on his own.
I don't know how he arranged for it, but Luther has put
together a scheme which has the Constitution Park looking
better than it has in years.
We don't want to make the mistake of having you think the
state of Florida did this. So far as we know, they still haven't put
any money in a budget to keep the park maintained in the
manner which it should be.
Luther deserves all the praise for his conniving ways in
getting that park to looking good. We hope you will express your
appreciation to him.
Hunker Down with Kes
Man Can Not Leave
On Bread Alone
Boys, I tell you, a stomach ache
ain't no laughing matter. I woke up
the other day and I thought Robin
Hood and Little John was a'having
that fight with those big sticks not on
that little bridge you've read about
but kind'a low down inside my
stomach. Now, I've got a good friend
who hails from up around Paintsville
in Johnson County, Kentucky. You
wake up around there with a stomach
ache and you automatically check fori
a knife or a gunshot wound. We're a
long way from Johnson County but I
was feeling around to see if somebody
got me when I wasn't looking.
"What's the matter, Dad?"
"I don't know, son; my stomach
doesn't feel too good this morning." I
whispered so his mother wouldn't
Too late. Cathy was three rooms
over with the hair dryer going but that
didn't impede her hearing one bit
by Kesley Coll
when it was information she needed.
She bounded down the hall talking to
me about too little rest, the evils of
chewing tobacco, too much fried food
and the stomach virus that swept
through her kindergarten in 1957.
"We'll get you an appointment
with the doctor -"
I stopped her before she could go
any further. Look, there were two
things I was not going to do. One was
go see a doctor. And the other was
take any "Black Draught". When I
was a young'un I once ate me a bunch
of those green apples we'd borrowed
from Mr. Archie's orchard. I was feel-
ing a little queasy even before I got to
the house. By the time I got to my
room to lay down it felt like Frank
THURSDAY, JULY 7,1988
"Tarzan" Hewitt had the West Japan-
ese, double cross, step-over toe hold
on Tojo Yokamota and had just flip-
ped him over for the second count in
the main event of the first ever
Wrestlemania. All of this was a taking
place kinda' low down on the left side
of my stomach.
When I didn't answer the bell for
supper Mother came to check on me.
By then that little old grandmother
who always sat in the front row had
jumped over into the ring and was
a'beating Frank "Tarzan" Hewitt
over the head with her parasol. Mom
wiped the sweat off my forehead,
listened to me moan "get her off of me
ref" a couple of times and she went
and got the Black Draught. Now, you
remember Black Draught I know.
That real famous country music
singer used to advertise that it would
make you "smile from the inside
out". When Daddy and Leon climbed
up on that bed to hold me down I
thought Frank "Tarzan" Hewitt and
Tojo Yokamota was a'double teaming
me. And when that spoonful of Black
Draught hit me I just knew the grand-
mother had put the sleeper hold on
me. When I came to my senses about
three days later Frank, Tojo, Granny
and my bellyache were gone. But to
this day late in the evenings when
things get slow and quiet I can still
taste that Black Draught.
I wasn't going to the doctor 'cause
those guys have got ways to make you
"smile from inside out" that the folks
at Black Draught never dreamed of.
Besides, if they determined I had
distemper or something they might
give me a shot. Listen, my stomach
was hurting but I wasn't dying.
You've got to be down to the last straw
before you let people stick needles in-
to your body.
Cathy and a nursing friend of hers
put me on a diet. They allowed that
this diet was O.K. 'cause I could have
two eggs, a week. Two eggs a week!
SHey, I don't consider the day started
unless I've had three eggs and a half
dozen slices of bacon and biscuits and
gravy .... Of course eggs haven't
been my problem lately. As I've told
you before when school is out Cathy
declares herself on vacation. She
doesn't fix breakfast 'cause most
mornings she doesn't wake up 'till
noon. She can vacation with the best
of them. Mostly this diet was Rice
Krispies and green salads. It got to
the point that when I got up to change
channels my body would snap,
crackle and pop as I hopped over to
After a week of this diet my
stomach wasn't any better. About half
way through the second week I'd had
"enjoyed" all I could stand. When
Cathy and the nurse weren't looking I
eased down to the restaurant and had
me a double order of fried chicken and
THIS IS THE BEST time
year, even though it is too hot f
or beast to be outside and the
is plaguing our land.
This is the time of the yea
all you gardeners are right
middle of harvesting the fruits
labor and sharing samples
here at The Star.
I have a few vegetables g
this year, but nothing like
friends apparently have p
Actually, I don't see why I eve
grow anything each year, as
much produce hauled in to th
or at my home each year, it's
can do to keep it eaten
prepared for the future. Even
freezer, it takes a little ef
prepare for preserving in the
I'm not so concerned ab
mE TAOIN SHRD LUL U
This Is the Best Time
savings on the food bill at our house, Whoever you are,
by the contributions of vegetables and forth to identify your
fruits produced by those who like to maybe, bring another
share. I'm glad to get these goodies those delicious tomato
of the because the taste is so much better I have a half
for man than the commercially grown sum- growing in the backya
drought mer vegetable items. all bearing well, but
+ + + + + vines isn't ripe yet. E'
ar when get ripe, I'll be more
in the SOME TIME BACK somebody g et ripe, Ill be more
of your brought me some tomatoes which had my tosmatoehichs tamyserio
with us the best taste of any tomatoes I have way to my table.
eaten this year. t m t bl
growing I say "somebody", because I SWEET, TENDE
a few haven't the slightest idea who brought cob SWEET, TEND
wantedd. in that large shopping bag of bright cobs my favorite.
n try to red lovelies. They were left at our This year, although
I get so home with no note attached and a stalk of corn, I h
e office nobody has asked us how we liked delicious samples
all we them... people planted.
up and I have asked all the usual summer To me there's not
with a vegetable contributors and have not a good, freshly boiled
effort to run across the person to whom we owe with a bit of butter o
ice box. this splendiferous thanks for some the side and up my an
out the might tasty tomatoes. ear of tantalizing tas
Wesley R. Ramseyma
when you come I'll
self, could you, Son
r one or two of the other
;oes? ruined i
dozen bushes creamil
ard and they, are creame
the fruit of: my if you dc
ven when It does it's abd
than pleased if The
half as good as pare wi
usly found their cob.
-+ + THI
ER CORN on the home,
gh I didn't plant slaught
have had some Giants
of what other butterbt
hing better than picked t
ear of fresh corn house fi
r so running off I sa
-m as I bring that rest of
te to my mouth. get a s(
work on that corn on the cobb
eione brought a few ears by
er day, and Frenchie half way
it by cutting it off the cob and
ng it in a sauce pan. The
d corn was good and I suppose
don't have some corn on the cob
ut the next best thing.
ere just won't anything com-
th fresh and tender corn on the
E OTHER NIGHT when I got
Frenchie was sitting on the
watching the Braves get
ered by the San Frahcisco
and shelling a large sack of
found out that someone had
them and brought them by the
or us to enjoy.
it down and helped shell the
the beans. Even though I did
ore thumb out of the deal, I
? with Tender Taste Buds
know those butterbeans are going to
be just the garnishment those fresh
tomatoes and that tender corn needs.
Sunday, we had some egg plant
for dinner a friend had brought over.
The kitchen counter is covered with
fresh cucumbers out of another
friend's garden and a mess of string
beans were tucked away in the
refrigerator, waiting for someone to
string and snap them.
TWO WEEKS AGO Frenchie's
mother came to visit and she brought
along with her five hampers of fresh
tree-ripened Georgia peaches and two
25-pound sacks of genuine Vidalia
When you add fresh tree-ripened
Georgia peaches and genuine Vidalia
onions to the other produce which has
been brought to the house, you could
say we were getting along right well in
the summer vegetable line.
I We splurged the other night and
bought a couple of rib eye steaks
about two inches thick, tossed them on
the grill in the back yard, boiled
up some of that corn, wrapped a
couple of those Vidalia inions in foil
along with a generous pat of butter,
some salt and pepper, cooked all of
that up and sliced a couple of those
delicious mystery tomatoes and you
talk about feasting!
I know you think I am preoccu-
pied with thinking of good things to
eat. You probably think that if I have
just eaten something like I just
described arid I'm not hungry any
more then I'm thinking of what I am
going to eat the next time I am
This isn't so. I just have to work at
it to keep all the goodies eaten up
people bring in.
Now that watermelon season is
here, I guess I'll just have to work
4jL Tides for St. Joseph's Bay
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The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, July 7,1988 Page 3A
Sby Wendell Campbell
Junior High Remembered
MOST OF THE TIME I never read columns that offer advice, such as
"Dear Ann Landers".
To date I have never written to any of them asking for advice. My
problems are such that it would take a team of mental and financial
specialists to evaluate them and considerable consultation to offer
Recently, however, I seriously considered writing to Ann Landers. I
am still considering it, hoping some people will get the gist of what it's
like to live in Florida and have house guests.
IF I DO DECIDE to write to Ann, the letter will go something like
It sure is wonderful living in Florida, especially in Northwest
Florida-the Port St. Joe area, to be specific-where we still enjoy
unspoiled, uncluttered beaches, fresh seafood, salty, fresh air and
wonderful climate throughout most of the year.
I wish everyone could enjoy living where they live as much as my
family and I enjoy living here.
Since they undoubtedly don't and rush to Florida each summer, I
would appreciate it if you would print this letter pointing out some "do's"
and don'tt" for people who visit people who live in Florida.
-DO give at least a one day notice before coming for an extended
visit. It's hard to prepare for an entire family visit in six or seven hours.
-DON'T plan your arrival late at night. Plan to arrive before
midnight and eat before you get there. People in Florida sleep at night so
they can enjoy the sunshine during the day.
-DO plan a few meals away from your host's home. After all, you
are getting a free vacation-motel room, etc.-so please respect your
host's refrigerator, pantry and grocery bill.
-DON'T ask to borrow your host's vehicle to go to the beach because
you don't want to get sand in yours. Sand will vacuum out just like dirt
-DO realize that you host's home is not yours. They might have said,
"Make yourselves at home," but they didn't really mean it.
-DON'T stay over ten days, no matter how much you are enjoying
the free ride. .er, yourselves. Three days is about as much as anyone can
stand of any other family.
-DO repay the money you borrowed from your host for green's fees,
beer and such. You said you forgot to bring your wallet,. so repay the
Money when you get home.
-DON'T think you are paying your way just because you make your
bed each morning.
-DO stay at home or go to Biloxi on vacation next summer if you
can't follow at least four of the above rules'.
Nerve-wrecked in P.S.J.
ON SECOND THOUGHT, I'm not going to write to Ann. There are
those who can't read. I'll just move and have an unlisted phone number
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turnip greens, black eyed peas and
rutabagers, mashed potatoes. with
'gravy and two pieces of apple pie. On
the way back toi thl office I stopped
and had two hot dogs with chili and
topped it off with some butter pecan
ice cream. I then throwed in a chew of
Levi Garrett and my stomach hasn't
bothered me since.
I never did know what was wrong
but I have studied on it some. I don't
think I was sick at all I was just suf-
fering from a bad case of the empty
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Al Cathey, Chief of Police Jeff Sellers'
and City Manager. John McInnis with
violation of the Florida Ethics act.
Mclnnis and Sellers have been
determined to not be in violation and
Cathey still has his case to be ruled.
on by the Ethics Commission after a
Cathey says he feels sure he will
be released from any charges.
"There's nothing there to charge
me with", Cathey has said.
Hale said he has the signatures of
five former Mayors and the current
Mayor of Mexico Beach, Bob Jones,
as signers of his recall petition.
NOTICE OF TAX CERTIFICATE SALE
Pursuant to Chapter 197.402 Florida Statutes, Notice is
hereby given that on the 29th day of July, 1988, at 10:00 A.M .
Eastern Daylight Time, Tax Sale Certificates will be sold on
the following described lands to pay the amount due for the
taxes herein set opposite the same, together with all costs of
such sale and all advertising. Sale will be held at the Gulf
County Courthouse, Tax Collector's Office, 1000 Fifth Street,
Port St. Joe, County of Gulf, State of Florida.
EDA RUTH TAYLOR, TAX COLLECTOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
SAN 131...AS BEACH I lD CO,
S 22 T 9 R 11. 300 FT GULF"
F-RO'NT: ORIG 1LOT 3 N OF SR 301E:
(LE.:SS E 290.27 FT) & E 300 FT
OF- W 996,45 FT OF ORIG LOT 3
(FOR FURTHER LEGAL SEE TAX ROLL)
SAN BAI..S BEACH IEV. CO.
5 22 T 9 R 11 107 FT GULI...F
FRONT: 1400 FT AVPTH DEPTH
0 RB 106/8:1.2 38X INT FR OGBUJRN
& ORB 106/814-5 62% INT FR
(FOR FURTHER LEGAL. SEE TAX ROLL.)
SAN BLAS BEACH IEV., CO.
S 22 T 9 R 11 100 FT GULF
FRONT! 1400 FT AV DEPTH ORB
1.06/854 FR' YONGE
SAN 3BL.AS BEACH 1EU, CO.
S 22 T 9 R 11 100 FT BAY
FRONT: BEING W 100 FT OF E
890.27 FT GOVT LOT 3 LYING N
OF1 CO RD 30--E- ORB 106/812-3
(FOR FURTHER LEGAL SEE TAX ROLL)
R-1.098900 $ 1,004.26
SAN BLAS BEACH IEV, CO.
S 22 T 9 R 11 300 FT BAY
FRONT: BE ING U 300 FT OF E
790.27 FT OF GOVT LOT 3 LYING
N OF CO RD 30-E. ORB 105/816
(Fi R F)IIIRTi-IFP I'F:RAI CFPF TAY RnI I
7/7, 7/14, 7/21 & 7/28/88
Raffield Says Current
Gene Raffield, president of Raf-
field Fisheries, this week contradicted
news stories which depicted the
Raffield firm as having extreme
difficulties or trying to evade having
to make payments on a loan arranged
by the Northwest Florida Planning
The Raffield firm has requested
the Planning Commission give them a
moratorium on some current pay-
ments due to situations which have
prevented them from having a full
spring and summer of producing fish.
Raffield admits that business
"isn't what it should be" at the
present time because of time lost
fighting Department of Natural Re-
sources charges claiming he violated
Florida law by bringing a catch of
redfish made in Louisiana under
federal rules and monitoring and
because the Florida Marine Fisheries
Commission has strictly limited other
species of fish which were some of the gone through
main targets of the Raffield operation times at Raff
in years past. singular to o0
Raffield asked the Apalachee
Planning Council, who is handling the (Conti
loan made from state and federal
money, to grant him immunity from
making payments for a year, as a
Mike Crocker, a manager in the For
Raffield firm, told the Planning InSi
Commission last week, "We have
Port St. Joe's Rotary Club installed a new slate of officers Thursday, to lead
the club's activities through the coming year. Replacing Dr. Dan Duncan as
president of the club, was Alden Farris. Shown above is the new slate of of-
ficers, shown after they took over their duties at the regular meeting of the club
last Thursday. From left to right are Wendell CAmpbell, sergeant-at-arms;
Peter Rosasco, secretary; Alden Farris, president and Dick Lamberson,
treasurer. Dr. Jorge San Pedro will serve as vice president, but was not present
for the installation meeting Thursday.
Two Arrested, One Wanted
In Sale of Crack Cocaine
Port St.-Joe police and the Gulf
County Sheriff's Department arrested
two males and have warrants for a
third for selling crack cocaine,
according to Chief Carl Richter and
Arrested were Robert Earl Bak-
*er, 23, "6f' 20 Avenue B anid a
16-year-old male juvenile.
The law enforcement agencies
have warrants out for Kevin Rouse,
27, 309 Avenue C on the same charge.
but he had not been arrested at press
The arrests were made in a
cooperative under cover purchase of
crack cocaine to gather evidence.
Bond of $50,000 has been set-
against Baker and the juvenile has
been turned over to the Division of
Youth Services in Panama City.
"Intlast week's issue of The Star, it
was reported Mexico Beach Police
Chief Jeff Sellers arrested Joseph
Hyams for the murder of his son on
June 23. The arrest was made by
patrolman John Murnan, the officer
on duty at the time.
user of river water this far down in the system.
"Many communities depend on the system for their
drinking water from Atlanta, south, and the power
plant at Chattahoochee depends on it for operations,
but that's the only critical users and we have plenty
of water, for now, for them".
Baughan said the situation is getting better in
some spots in the panhandle, but sees the situation
as temporary rather than a long time solution of the
nation-wide drought. "We have to be concerned but
for the time being we have adequate water for those
depending on the river to supply them", the Corps
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field Fisheries which are
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403 Monument Avenue
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St. Joe Hardware's
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Direction Exhaust Control 3-speed Fan Fan
\Only setting Adjustable Thermostat ]
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ergy costs Insta-Mount"T for fast installation
2-way Air Direction Exhaust Control
St. Joe Hardware
201 Williams Avenue Phone 229-8028
State Farm Life Insurance Compa "Y
H orne Office Oloominglon, Illinois
Page 4A The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, July 7, 1988
Wendy Hidalgo and Donald
Todaro Are Wed In Maryland
Wendy Diann Hidalgo, daughter
of Brigadier General and Mrs. Peter
D. Hidalgo and Donald Anthony
Todaro, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald
L. Todaro, were united in marriage on
June 4, at the Edgewood Chapel of
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
The double ring ceremony was
performed by Chaplains Richard T.
Baldwin and Louis M. Dytkowski. The
organist for the occasion was Barbara
Baldwin. Carleen Moore was the
soloist. Her selections included
"Longer", "Through the Years" and
"The Lord's Prayer".
The bride, given in marriage by
her parents and escorted by her
father, wore a silk taffeta gown. The
bodice of Alencon lace and pearls,
featured a sweetheart neckline and
puffed sleeves accented with pink silk
rose buds. The skirt was full-gathered
and flowed into a chapel train. The
bride's fingertip veil fell from a
headpiece of silk flowers. She carried
an arm bouquet of assorted roses in
shades of pink accented with aspara-
Valerie Quaglio, sister of the
bride, was the matron of honor. Her
tea length gown was a cotton chintz
print in shades of pink, blue and white.
It featured a dropped waist accented
by a large blue sash. The bridesmaids
were Kimberly Todaro and Vicki
Todaro, sisters of the groom, and
Deanna Green, friend of the bride.
The bridesmaids wore gowns, identi-
cal to the matron of honor. All the
bridesmaids carried a clutch bouquet
of white daisies accented with aspar-
Serving as the best man was
Rusty Lindsay, friend of the groom.
The ushers were Kevin Ensor, bro-
ther-in-law of the groom, David
Hidalgo, brother of the bride, Kenneth
Quaglio, brother-in-law of the bride,
and Richard Ohmstede, friend of the
The mother of the bride chose 'a
tea-length pale apricot silk dress with
an embossed design. The mother of
the groom wore a tea-length peach
silk dress with neckline and waist
accented with beads.
A garden reception honoring the
couple was held at the home of the
bride's parents immediately after the
ceremony. A buffet supper was
served. The serving table featured
large garden arrangements of pink
snapdragons, pink gerbers, white
delphinium, fushia, peonies, white
Queen Ann's lace, white daisies, pink
Dr. Anthony L Aker, O.D.
Dr. David J. Edinger, O.D.
Dr. James E. Corry, O.D.
Senior Citizen & Military
SDiseases of the Eye
Pre & Post Operative Care
Medicare & Medicaid
We Now Have The
Cataract and Glaucoma
11:30 am-12:30 pm
Downtown Panama City Only
Newberry Optometric Clinic
528-B 5th St
Next to Campbells Pharmacy
Port St. Joe
carnations and mixed garden greens.
The guest tables were decorated with
baskets of potted gerbera daisies in
mixed garden colors.
The bride's wedding cake was
decorated with pink rhubrum lilies,
pink and hot pink mini carnations,
white freesia, daisies and garden
The bride is a student at Harford
Community College and is employed
with Murray. Corporation in Balti-
The groom is a student at Harford
Community College and is employed
with SOSCO Corporation in Balti-
Following a wedding trip to New
England, the couple will reside in
The bride is the granddaughter of
Mrs. B.W. Wilder and the late Mr.
Wilder of Port St. Joe.
Attending the wedding from Port
St. Joe were Mr. and Mrs. Billy
Fleming, Mrs. Tom Parker and Mrs.
Deda Gilbert, aunts and uncles of the
Out-of-town guests also included
Mr. and Mrs. Will Ramsey, aunt and
uncle of the bride from Chattahoo-
Seafood Festival Funds Disbursed
The 1988 Seafood Festival Committee members met last week to disburse the funds raised at the
Seafood Festival. In the photograph above treasurer Debbie Davis presents checks to Stiles Brown,
president of the Board of Directors of the Gulf County Seniors Ctizens Association, and to Steve Richard-
son, president of the Association for Retarded Citizens, and to Jim Conway, administrator for the Bay
St. Joseph Care Center for use in the residents' activity center.
Shown from left are Mrs. Davis, Jim Conway, Stiles Brown, Sherrie Bowen, Jerry Stokoe, Sharon
Llpford and Steve Richardson. Other members of the committee not shown were Joanie Hanson, Bar-.
bara Baxter, and Carol Kennedy.,
The funds were earned thanks to the hard working volunteers and the generosity of the Seafood
Mrs. Donald Anthony Todaro
18th Century Life of F1
be Presented at the Loca
The comedy, drama and daily life
of Eighteenth Century Florida and
its capital city of Saint Augustine-
will come to jiife at the Gulf County
Public Library July 15 at 2:00 p.m.
with a program sponsored in part by
the Florida' Endowment fo*" the
' The statewide program, "Discov-
er Saint Augustine at your Public
Library," presented by the Saint
George Street Players of Saint
Augustine, features the Players'
sparkling translations of comic
sketches, by ,Spain's 16th Century
comedial Lope de Rueda, whose
clever "slices of life" were possibly
the first theatrical works ever pre-
sented by Europeans on our continent.
Lope's lifetime (1510? 1565),
neatly brackets'the history of the New
World from its discovery by Ponce de
Leon in 1513 to the founding of its first
permanently occupied city--Saint Au-
gustine-in 1565. ,
The sketches are performed by
"Esteban" and "Juana," two 18th
Century Spanish actors shipwrecked
on the coast of La Florida in 1740, and
are interspersed with the performers',
tales of their adventures in the
Spanish New World of Mexico,
Havana and the "continent of Flor-
In "real life," Esteban and Juana
are Steve and Joan Hansen-theatri-
cal jacks-of-all-trades-who founded
the Players nine years ago as a living
history theatre company in the
restored village "San Agustin Anti-
guo" in Saint Augustine's restoration
Researching appropriate Spanish
colonial material for their production
led them to the works of Lope de
Rueda, and the work of translating his
comedies into English-a first-time
event for these particular comedies.
The plays offer a window upon the
social history of "the adventurous
Spaniards who discovered the New
World in 1492, settled throughout the
Carribean Basin and came to this
continent with a permanent settle-
ment in 1565 and continued to explore,
occupy and control the Florida
Peninsula for 198 years-until 1763 -
when it was ceded, along with several
other "parcels" throughout the world,
to England as ransom for Cuba and
the all-important haven ol La'Habana.
To augment the live program,
which begins at 2:00 p.m. in the
conference room of the library, a
display will be presented of materials
from the Saint. Augustine Living
History Association, and reproduc-
tions of 18th Century objects from
Saint Augustine-along with a collect-
ion of books from the Saint Augustine
After the performance an open-,
discussion session will be held in
which the audience may question the'
performers 'as 18th Century Florid-
The Players will perform much as',
their historical counterparts might.
have in Spanish Colonial Florida,.
A Baby Boy
Keef and Julane Pettis are
pleased to announce the birth of their
son, Ryan Matthew, on July 1, 1988,
Ryan weighed eight pounds and was
20 inches long.
Proud grandparents are Ed
Frank and Peggy McFarland, Cecil
and Ruth Pettis of Port St. Joe and
Sonny and May Dell Mouton of Lake
J Revival Is
Revival services will be held at
the Faith Holiness Church in Jones
Homestead July 11 through 17. Rev.
Kenny McGomery will be the guest
evangelist and services will begin at
7:00 p.m. nightly except Sunday when
services will begin at 6:00 p.m.
Rev. William Touchton, pastor of
the-church cordially invites everyone
using a bag of props they carry on
their backs, and a curtain and a stick
to hang it on-if there is a place to
Consulting scholar Jor the project "
is Dr. Amy Bushnell, author of "The
King's Coffer"-a work which ana-
lyzes the subsidy system under which
Florida operated as a Spanish presi-
"Discover Saint Augustine at
your Public Library" will be held
Friday, July 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the Gulf
County Public Library. For further
information contact Jean Faliski at
CARD OF THANKS
The Gulf County Senior Citizens
are most grateful to Gilmore Funeral
Home for their wonderful support for
the elderly men and women in Gulf
During the entire month of June
the senior citizens could not have been
taken to and from their homes if
Gilmore Funeral Home had not
The Gilmore loaned the senior
citizens a van on at least eight
different occasions while their van
was in the shop for major repairs.
John and Linda, on behalf of all the
senior citizens, the staff and the board
of directors please accept our deepest
appreciation. This was a wonderful
gift to us and we won't forget your
help in our time of need.
Owen D. Oksanen, M.D.
102 20th Street
Port St. Joe, Florida
229-8221 or 229-8277
Nights & Emergency: 227-1121
Medicare, Medicaid, and All Major Insurances
One common reason to see your family doctor is:
We not only care for the sick but we also do regular
checkups and school physical. Immunizations are sup-
plied to us by the state and are given at no cost to you.
ST. JOE BEACH
between Ponce de Leon & Cortez
I ^ :-"
Saturday and Sunday
July 9 and 10 2:00 -.5:00 P.M., E.S.T.
JUST 1 BLOCK TO BEACH!
Nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home with family
room addition. Large lot.
Corner of 10th St. & U.S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, Florida
30" CUT REAR ENGINE RIDING
MOWER with 8 H.P. Briggs & Stratton
engine, 12 volt alternator/starter, rear
discharge mowing deck, and 6-posi-
tion cutting height adjustment
Grass bag available (74DA) ........ $179.95
HOME FURNISHING CENTERS
FURNITURE APPLIANCES FLOOR COVRINO HOME ENTERTAINMENT
OVER 200 STORES SERVING THE SOUTHEAST
STEVE RICHARDSON, Owner
201 REID AVENUE
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The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, July 7, 1988 Page 5A
Artifacts of Recent Excavations
In Apalachicola On Display
Mrs. Maggie Longmire, seated, is shown with five
generations of her family. Standing from left, is her
C I FP IE
daughter, Mrs. Bessle Falson; her granddaughter Mrs.
Joyce Gainer; and her great granddaughter, Phyllis
Gainer. Mrs. Longmire is holding her great great grand-
children, Reko Gainer, left, and Sciandra Gainer.
Mrs. Longmire was named Mother of the Year in May
of this year by the Zion Fair Baptist Church.
For some University of South
Florida students, summer course-
work will mean hard physical labor in
the steaming swamps, fending off
snakes, bugs and other hazards in
order to investigate the hidden human
past. The USF Anthropology Depart-
ment is conducting archaeological
test excavations in northwest Florida,
deep in the estuarine swamps of the
Apalachicola River Valley.
Project.Director Dr. Nancy White
and her seven students began this
summer's investigations in the
Blountstown area on June 1. They are
now based in Apalachicola where they
will explore two shell mounds in the
Apalachicola National Estuarine Re-
search Reserve over a four week
period. The mounds are thought to
have' been occupied by early Ameri-
cans at least up to 4,000 years ago. The
goals of the project, which is
supported by grants from the National
Oceanic, and Atmospheric Adminis-
tration and the USF College of Social
and Behavioral Sciences, are to
analyze excavated remains from
various cultures of Florida's past for
whom there is very little information.
Artifacts such as stone and shell tools
and pottery, as well as animal and
plant remains, can not only give us a
picture of what life was like during
different centuries and millennia,
they can also help explain several
important questions about human
behavior in the past. This project's
research questions concern the ori-
gins of food production and of complex
society. In other words, why did
people start growing corn and other
crops if wild plants and animals were
abundant and required less work to
harvest? Why did simply organized
societies of family bands evolve into
complex chiefdoms ruled by elites and
supported by commoners and slaves?
This is the second year of the test
excavation project, a part of USF's
many years of investigation in the
Apalachicola Valley of northwest
Another goal of the project is to
increase awareness of the importance
of archaeological and historic pre-
servation. These sites contain price-
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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Corner Fourth St. & Parker Avenue
"Where Christian Love Is Shown"
SUNDAY SCHOO L ..................... .......................... ... 1000 A.M.
MORNINGWORSHIP .................................................. 11:00A.M.
THURSDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY &
SONG SERVICE at Pine St., Overstreet ................... ........... 6:00 P.M.
PASTOR ASST. PASTOR
WILBUR L REMAIN KARESSA H. HEYER |
Dwight L. Minger, 59, of Port St.
Joe died Saturday morning, June 25 at
Bay Medical Center. He has been a
resident of Port St. Joe since 1956. He
was retired from the St. Joe Paper Co.
with 31 years of service.
He is survived by: his wife,
Lucille Minger of Port St. Joe; three
sons, Richard L. Minger, Gary L.
Minger and Ronald E. Minger, all of
Port St. Joe; one daughter, Susan
Minger of Port St. Joe; one brother,
Robert D. Minger of St. Joe Beach;
two sisters, Dorothy Peterson and
Doris Smith, both of Pensacola; and
two grandchildren, Rusty Minger and
Funeral services were held Mon-
day, June 27 at Hickory -Hill Baptist
Church conducted by Rev. Howard
Browning. Interment was in Hickory
Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers
were: John E. Rich, Billy Howell,
R.C. Lewis, James Craig, Marvin
Bearden, Carl D. Dean, Robert
Peterson and Larry Jones.
All services were under the
direction of Sims Funeral Home in
Charles Everett Simmons, 41, of
Wewahitchka died Thursday, June 30
at Bay Medical Center. He was a
native of Mississippi, a heavy equip-
ment operator and a member of The
Worship Center in Wewahitchka.
He is survived by his wife, Joey
Simmons of Wewahitchka, his father
and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Levis
Simmons of Blountstown, his mother,
Merle Young of Baxterville, MS; two
sons, Charles D. Simmons of Port St.
Joe and Jack D. Simmons of Wewa-
hitchka; four daughters, Tink Sim-
mons, Tammy Simmons, Angie Sim-
mons and Leigh Simmons, all of
Wewahitchka; four brothers, Tommy
Simmons of Port St. Joe, Troy Sim-
mons of Jacksonville, N.C., Bill Sim-
mons of Hattiesburg, MS and Mike
Simmons of Blountstown; one sister,
Judy Simmons of California; and one
Funeral services were held Sun-
day, July 3 from The Worship Center
in Wewahitchka with Rev. Charles
Pettis officiating. Interment followed
in Magnolia Cemetery.
Bailey Funeral Home of Altha
was in charge of arrangements.
"Fire caused slight damage to the
S home of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Ward in
the Cape Plantation subdision Tues-
Volunteer Fire Department Chief
Brent Etheridge said the fire was
caused when a pan of grease caught
fire on the cook range. The fire caused
slight damage to the kitchen area, as
well as smoke damage.
"The fire had been put out by the
time we arrived", Chief Etheridge
Kim Harvey and Mark Harriman
are happy to announce the birth of
their daughter, Brittany Alyse Har-
riman, on June 27, 1988 at Bay
Medical Center. She weighed six
pounds, 83/4 ounces.
Grandparents are Alice Harvey of
St. Joe Beach, Marvin Harvey of
Tampa and Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Harriman of Ashland, New Hamp-
Special Day at
New Bethel Baptist
The New Bethel Baptist Church
will be observing their Men and
Women's Day Celebration Sunday,
July 3. Rev..Eddie R. Jackson, pastor
of the church cordially invites every-
one to attend.
Page 6A The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, July 7, 1988
YOUR PRESCRIPTION IS
YOUR PASSPORT TO HEALTH
McArdle Picked to Head City's WWP
Will Replace Retired Bob Simon as
Raffield (From Page 3)
legislated almost out of business".
When the payment moratorium
was made, members of the APC
seemed in agreement to allowing the
request, but still had suggestions to be
made as requirements to the appro-
Councilwoman Millie Forehand
said the Commission needed to
request financial statements to support
On July 12
The Florida State University
Small Business Development Center,
Small Business Administration, Sey-
mour Electric and Supply, Inc., and
Gulf Coast Community College are
cd-sponsoring a seminar, "Construc-
tion Claims Awareness", on July 12.
This is a two-hour seminar on
Federal construction contractors
rights, responsibilities and remedies.
Subjects to be covered include the bid
process and a discussion of basic
contract interpretation problems, the
charges clause, changed site condi-
tions, suspension of worth, contract
terminations, value engineering and
the disputes process.
The seminar leader will be Hal
Callaway, a Construction Claims
Consultant with 20 years of exper-
ience, from Mobile, Alabama.
The seminar will be held at the
Gulf Coast Community College,
George Tapper Building Auditorium,
from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. There is no
charge for this seminar. If you do
government contracting, this semi-
nar is a "must" for you. For more
information and-or reservations,
please call FSU-SBDC at (904)
872-4655 or 872-4710.
decide, now, where it desires any
the state prescribed plan, all of this is
merce, with hat in hand, humbly
Rifle Club Hosting
The Gulf Rifle Club will host
bullseye pistol matches at the range
on Highway 71 on Sunday, July 10. The
22 rimfire match will start at 2:30
p.m. EDT. A center fire match will
follow completion of the 22 match.
Each match will consist of 60
rounds fired at NRA bullseye targets
at distances of 15 and 25 yards. A
competitor may elect to fire in either
or both matches. An entry fee of 50
cents will be charged to cover the cost
All area pistol shooters are
invited to come out and participate in
these .matches. For more information
call 229-8421 after 5:00 p.m.
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less materials from the human past,
and they are non-renewable resour-
ces. Once they are destroyed for
development or by looters they are
lost forever. The USF group will
attempt to bring this message to the
public, as well as to learn more of how
ancient humans utilized this land we
now occupy and enjoy today.
As part of the their effort to
communicate with the public, Dr.
White and her students will present an
"Evening of Archaeology" on July 12,
1988, 7:00 9:00 p.m., at. the
Apalachicola National Estuarine Re-
search Reserve. The public is encour-
aged to bring in artifacts for identifi-
cation from 7:00 8:00 p.m. Dr. White
will present a slide show about her
investigations beginning at 8:00 p.m.
Everyone is welcome.
the request. APC member Betty
Harley criticized the council staff's
handling of the loan, saying, "This is
not a business deal. This is just us
saying he's a nice guy". Earl Lodge
endorsed the plan, but would require
Raffield to make some "Good faith"
payments of $9,903 toward interest.
Another councilman, David Sheffield
countered with a request of a "good
faith" payment of $1,000 per month.
NOT BEHIND WITH PAYMENTS
Gene Raffield has countered with
the statement that their company is
not behind in the regular payment
schedule on the loan. "The only thing
we owe on this contract is the
payment which is now due. We were
making interest payments even be-
fore our plant was rebuilt and have
paid over $100,000 on the loan during
the past year. It's not like we're not
performing or trying to get out of
anything", he said.
Raffield pointed out that the APC
agreed to give them a year morator-
ium on the payment schedule in the
beginning. "I didn't want to do that. I
wanted to get this debt paid off just as
soon as we could. Now, we could use
the moratorium because of the
situations with the fishing rules and
regulations and because of the heavy
drain of finances due to court costs
fighting the DNR charges".
Council Executive Director
Charles Blume said the purpose of the
loan was to keep Raffield Fisheries,
Gulf County's third largest employer,
afloat under adverse circumstances.
He cited preservation of a work force
of 300 as reason to extend a
Councilman Kesley Colbert, Gulf
County's representative on the APC,
also defended Raffield's position.
"The guy has had setbacks no one in
this room could have foreseen. The
fishing industry hasn't helped him and
the state hasn't helped him".
The council tabled the request for
the moratorium until its July 27
meeting in Tallahassee, where the
company was directed to provide
financial statements to help the
members decide how to proceed.
The Port St. Joe City Commissioh
agreed Tuesday night to make Larry
McArdle as their first choice to
replace Bob Simon as manager of the
Wastewater Treatment Plant. SimonqA
retired in April from the position.
Simon retired from the position he
had held ever since the plant first
McArdle, currently chief operator
at the plant, has also worked there
since the plant began operation. The
position of manager requires a Class
A operation -license by the state of
Florida. McArdle is the only member
of the current staff at the plant with a
Class A certificate, other than Simon.
McArdle was selected from five
possible candidates for the position.
The new manager will assume his
duties the middle of July.
WORKING ON ZONING
The Commission is continuing
work on a zoning ordinance for the
Ward Ridge subdivision.
When Ward Ridge was annexed
into the City of Port St. Joe, the only
zoning laws were contained in deeds
prepared by the original land owner.
Since the remainder of Port St. Joe is
The Port St. Joe Dixie Major
League All-Stars will begin District
tournament competition next Tues-
day evening in Panama City. Mid-City
will be hosting the seven team tourna-
ment at their fields located on ll1th
Street at the Oakland Terrace Park.
Also participating in the tournament
will be Apalachicola, Bayou George,
Callaway, Highland Park and Parker.
Lynn Haven, a perennial league con-
tender, will not be participating in
district play this year, as they have an
automatic berth in the state tourna-
ment as host team.
The tournament will begin on
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At Wewa Gym
The third annual basketball
school will be held at Wewahitchka
High School July 18 thru 22. Classes
will be from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 for ages
8 to 12 and from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
for ages 13 to 17. Special guest coach
will be Bill Hodges, former collegiate
coach of Boston Celtic star Larry
Bird. All interested boys and girls are
urged to register now.
For -more information call 229-
Monday, July 11, with Parker against
Apalachicola at 7:00, and Mid-City
facing Callaway at 9:00 p.m. Port St.
Joe's first game of the tournament
will be at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday against
Bayou George. If they win they will
play Highland Park Wednesday even-
ing at 7:00 p.m.
Members of the tournament team
are: Adam Taylor, Shannon Dew,
Eric Ramsey, Josh Colbert, Damien
Quinn, Desmond Baxter, Kendrick
Addison, Elton Wood, Kevin Lee,
Jasmin Thomas, Darien Dawson,
Tappan Gandy and Chris Enfinger.
s a e
covered under a zoning ordinance, the
Commission has been working toward
like requirements for Ward Ridge.
The Commission is prone to follow
the same building habits of the past in
Ward Ridge. The only cause for
indecision has been whether or not to
maintain a commercial designation
on property now occupied by the
former Ward Ridge city hall and the.
acreage directly across Garrison
Avenue from the city hall building.
It was a short meeting with not
much business to be considered
Tuesday. The meeting adjourned at
8:45. Before adjournment, the Com-
-Received a notice from the U.S.
Corps of Engineers that they were
going to grant a permit to dredge out
the boat launching channel at the west
end of Fifth Street.
-Received a letter from the AN
Railroad describing a route for a
sewer pipeline from the railroad shop
area to the Wastewater Treatment
Plant and asked for permission to go
under Avenue A in the route.
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Nine members of the local
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tian Athletes at Port St. Joe High
School left Sunday morning for a week
long camp. The camp features na-
tionally known sports figures who
counsel with the youth on the import-
ance of putting Christ first in both
their sports and in their daily lives.
This year the camp is being held
on the campus of Appalachian Uni-
versity located in Boone, North Caro-
Local athletes attending the camp
are shown in the photograph at right,
preparing to leave Sunday, along with
their sponsor, Coach Wes Taylor.
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By: Senator Dempsey J. Barr
"There has been confusic
misinformation about activity
,Apalachicola Bay, and I felt
important to set the record st
The custody of all lands owned
State of Florida rests wit
Governor and Cabinet.-
"Back long before I was
elected to the Legislature; the
nor and Cabinet granted lea
certain people of various state
"Some of these. leases
at w .W .... ", :7 .,,.- "." *
Try to Rescue Te:
A pair of consultants hi
increase pr6fitablity at Golden
Hospital in Borger, Texas belie
local medical facility has "tre
"Our mission here is to ta
hospital and make it blossom,
George Florey, who is study
Borger hospital with David
"This hospital has never m
The consultants, both of
have more than 25 years of h
administration experience, we;
tracted recently by Gateway M
Systems of Atlanta, Ga., to ir
the financial standing of the h(
The first item on the consul
agenda was to improve colle
according to Odum. Collection
steadily improved during th
three months, Odum said.
The team also reopened hos
Intensive Care Unit.
"We have a completely fun
ICU, and we feel obligated to co
the service," Florey said.
Odum said the hospital
received positive support fror
civic organizations, the Borger
ber of Commerce, and local n
The Hospital Assistance Cc
tee was organized to help imprc
relationship between the hospil
the community. Brochures m
prepared and distributed throu
Chamber of. Commerce.
Odum said the hospital is a
economic factor in Borger, w
The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla.- Thursday, July 7, 1988 Page 1B
Answers Charges of Stopping Anti-Oyster Dredging
ron bottom lands in the Apalachicola Bay, what rental to charge for those session to seek changes in the-law. appropriation. The bill also would main would be a 'quick fix' to the
on and and recently several leaseholders leaseholds, and what methods of "Another question has been have created a new tax, and both issues involved here. I stand ready to
;ies in requested permission from the Gov- oystering are permissible on those raised about a piece of legislation that houses had pledged not to pass any begin studying these problems, and
it was ernor and Cabinet to dredge (rather leased lands, was filed during the just-past session, new taxes in 1988. The Senate never with the time to do the proper
right. than tong) for oysters on those leased "The Seatood Workers Associ- This bill, filed in the House of had an opportunity to consider the research, hearings, and debate we
by the bottom lands. The Governor and ation are proceeding properly by Representatives the last week of the bill, the tax, or the appropriation. may be able to come up with a better
:h the Cabinet adopted a rule allowing petitioning the Governor and Cabinet. regular session would have provided Therefore, statements that I as a solution for the oyster industry than
permit applications to be filed; to date That is the appropriate forum to hear for the state to take back these oyster member of the Senate took any action the hastily-drawn bill that was filed
s even no permit applications have been this matter. If ihey do not obtain the leases by eminent domain, but the bill to 'kill the bill' are simply erroneous too late for consideration this year.
Gover- received, and no permits have been relief they seek there and desire to was never taken up or passed by the and a misrepresentation of the truth. "It would be appropriate for me to
cases to issued. All of this issue is a matter for pursue this in the Legislature. the House. The bill requested $2 million "If the citizens of the Apalachi- recap here some of the efforts we at
lands. the Governor and Cabinet, from proper procedure would be to, hold for this purpose from the House, but cola Bay area want to request a the state level have made to protect
were whether or not to continue the leases, public hearings prior to the next the House never approved that change in the law that would permit our precious heritage in Apalachicola
taking of leasehold interests by Bay. I have been working on
:-.. w rr... '.-. ,.., eminent domain, I stand ready to preserving that resource for over a
listen to such a request. However, that quarter of a century, and former and
xas Hospital process will need to be begun well in current members of the area legisla-
advance of the 1989 session, because tive delegation have worked long and.
we need information about the hard with me on the special problems
potential costs of such eminent of the Bay system. Both the current
consult ants Contract Services domain proceedings and public hear- Governor and the two preceding him
ings to permit all sides to be heard. have all been committed to protecting
red to employees and an annual payroll of .--- ... -- .... The eminent domain process is this resource, and several members of
Plains $1.7 million. lengthy and very expensive. Prelimin- the Cabinet have also worked long and
ve the The Gulf Medical Associates, Inc. .... ary estimates given to me by the hard-both at the state and federal
emend- consultants live in Port St. Joe, but / W 1 .. .. Department of Natural Resources are levels-at helping.
have a live-in relationship with the that upwards of $75 million would be "The real problem we have in the
ike the Borger hospital. By residing at the required from the Conservation and Bay that threatens the oyster industry
" said hospital, Florey said, they are able to i Recreation Land Trust Fund to pay is pollution from fecal coliform
ng the keep down expenses and see the fr the leases and the legal fees to bacteria-that is human waste. It
Odum. hospital operate on an hour-by-hour condemn that property; that fund enters the Bay from two sources: the
net its basis, observing all three shifts. contains only $30 million for all land immediately surrounding the
They have a one-year contract projects throughout the whole state. Bay, and from the water flowing into
whom with the hospital. ... "In the end, even if laws were to the Bay from the river systems that
hospital Florey said they hope to promote be changed to permit the taking by feed into Apalachicola Bay. The State
re con- the facility as a family hospital.' "' eminent domain of these leases, no of Florida has aggressively attacked
medical "Hospitals across the country are ione should be falsely misled that the this threat by purchasing 81,706 acres
improve having a great deal of difficulty," he ,.. dredging process would be stopped. of land on the Apalachicola Water-
ospital. said. "Hospitals traditionally have Eminent domain is a long. and costly shed, both on the river systems and on
iltants' had some of the poorest management process, taking several years at best the coastal area immediately sur-
*ctions, in the industry." .. for the court procedures, during round the Bay. We have spent $35
hav which the dredges could continue to million on this effort since we started
s ave Five to six years ago, Florey said, work. It would be a cruel hoax to lead it in 1982, and I take pride in this
e. past he federal government changed the ... the people of Franklin County-or any achievement which resulted from the
method of Medicare reimbursement,
causing hospitals to become more
Having consulted for rural hospi-
tals in Texas, Florida, Georgia and
Mississippi, the partners claim that
that type of facility is having
problems because they operate the
same way they did a decade ago._
"Rural hospitals have to adjust to
the new times, to see their facilities
the way they are and what they can do
well and proceed with that," Florey
said, adding that they should not try to
compete with major medical centers.
"Small hospitals are an American
tradition. There is a brilliant future
for the rural community hospitals if
it's approached in the right way."
One improvement made to the
Borger hospital has been the addition
of $1.3 million in the new medical
equipment by the facility's former
owners as part of an agreement with
Plans are under way, Florey said,
to open a hand rehabilitation center
with local surgeon, Dr. Ed Quiros
providing medical direction. He said
the new facility will be the only hand
surgery center within a 300-mile
county-to believe that eminent do-
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Vietnam Veteran Is Speaking to Youth Tuesday
Say You Saw It In The Star!
The youth of Glad Tidings Assem-
bly of God in Wewahitchka meet
'Tuesday of each week at 7:00 p.m..
This coming Tuesday, July 12, they
will be viewing a video made by
evangelist Dave Roever of his high
school presentation that is made in
schools throughout America each
year. "Last year alone, Dave Roever
spoke to over 200,000 students in
America", reports Pastor Don Asbell.
"This is without question, one of the
best "non-religious" presentations
I've seen in 20 years of ministry."
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Dave Roever is a Vietnam
veteran who had a phosphorus
grenade explode in his hand while
extended near his head and was
thought dead at the scene. He now
shared testimony of how God brought
him through this terrible tragedy and
has made it a victory for Jesus Christ.
Much of his story will be given in the
video. He gives it in such a humorous
Caycee Nicole Kennedy, age 2,
daughter of David and Elaine Ken-.
nedy was crowned first runner up in
the 1988 Stars, and Stripes Pageant
and received a large trophy, she also
received trophies for prettiest eyes
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Caycee Nicole Kennedy
Caycee Kennedy Crowned In
Stars and Stripes Pageant
FRANK HANNON, Agent
method that it will make anyone want
to laugh and cry at the same time.
Everyone is invited to attend this
meeting, but especially the youth of
the area are urged to attend. For
more information call 639-2661 or
639-2504. Glad Tidings is located on the
corner of Main St. and Orange Ave. in
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The Northwest Florida Creek
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meeting on Sunday, July 10, at 3:30
p.m., at the Florida Tribe of Eastern
Creek Indian Council House in Bruce.
There will be an installatiQn of the
W.V. Williams of Pensacola,
chairperson; Tonya L. Morris of
Pace, first vice chairperson; Dr.
Andrew B. Ramsey of Blountstown,
second vice chairperson; Darrel
Williams of Destin, third vice chair-
person; Juanita, Sandifer of Pensa-
cola, treasurer; and Constance Palm-
er of Altha, secretary.
Their term of office is July 1, 1988
thru June 30, 1989. Members of the
Northwest Florida Creek Indian Coun-
cil are appointed by the Governor of
the State of Florida to serve a
four-year term. This organization
serves Native American people in
Florida. The public is invited.
CARD OF THANKS
I would like to take this opportun-
ity to thank everyone who called and
sent flowers and cards to me during
my stay in the hospital. All of these,
things were greatly appreciated, but
most of all, I would like to thank
everyone for their prayers. Without
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Matthew Holmes celebrated his
9th birthday on June 9 with a party at
his home. Helping him celebrate were
his brother, Jeffrey; sisters, Sandra
and Pamela; Krissi and Ashley
Hanlon, Rachel and Lewis Grahl, Lee
and William Mims, Thad Morris,
Betty Hanlon and Pam and Don
Grahl. Matthew and his friends
enjoyed hot dogs, potato chips, cake,
ice cream and punch.
He is the son of Larry and Susan
and prettiest hair.
Caycee would like to say thanks to
Ard & Cannon Productions for bring-
ing the pageant to Port St. Joe and
giving her the opportunity to partici-
She would like to congratulate all
the contestants and winners, and say
a very special congratulations to her
little friend, Lacy Lowery who was
crowned Baby Queen, and thanks to
Lacy's mom too, for convincing her
mom to enter her.
Aaron Bearden recently celebra-
ted his seventh birthday with a party.
Those who attended the party were
Gretchen Stevens, David Jones, Clint
Campbell, Justin Allen and Aaron.
Aaron is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Bob Bearden of Port St. Joe.
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9811 Hwy. 98: Spacious 3 bd., 2% ba.,
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Sea Pines & Beacon Rd.: Lovely 3 bd., 2 ba. fur-
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New Listing: Americus St.: 3 bd., 2 be. mobile
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DeSoto St- Newly remodeled 1 bd., 1 ba. house,
walk-in closets, ceiling fans, shed. % block to
Alabama Very nice 3 bd. 2 ba. mobile home,
chla, screen porches, fully fenced, landscaped.
Ponce de Leon, Lg. 3 bd., 2 ba. 2 story home,
decks, ceiling fans, screen porch, sep. 2 car
garage wlworkshop, greenhouse, exquisite
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Selma St.: Super nice Ig. double wide furnished
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Coronado Townhomes. 2 bdrm., 11'/ ba.
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unobstructed Gulf view. Gas, cen. h&a, great
Balboa St.: Speakers, music system in lovely,
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230' on U.S. 98, with commercial bldg. & shed,
St. Joseph Bay Country Club: 3 bd., 21'/ ba.,
Reduced to $59,900. 2 bd., 11'/ ba., Reduced to
$49,900. Fireplace, tile baths, other amenities.
.Peace, quiet & the golf course.
Cape Plantation: Lovely 3 bd., 2'/a ba. brick
home, many extras. $115,000.
Cape Plantation: 3 bd., 2 be., very comfortable,
peace & quiet. $100,000.
2nd St. & 5th Ave.: Nice mobile home wlguest
cottage & barn & 4 lots. $49,500 or mobile home
& guest cottage w/2,lots, $37,500. Make offers.
Corner of 3rd St. A 3rd Ave.: 2 lots, sell together
for $18,500. Reduced Terms.
Perlwinklea.Ql _a.,tyrfront, owner finan-
cing avalla o nh ment, $150,000.
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 $85,000.
Lovely waterfront duplex 1 bd., 1' / ba. each
side. Furnished, Super rental. $80,000 ea. side.
3rd Ave: Nice 14x60' Scot 1984 mobile home, 2
berm., 1 be. custom built masonite siding,
shingle roof, other extras. $35,000.
28th St. Beachalde. Gorgeous gulf view from
glassed in porch. 3 bd., 2 ba. brick home, Great
New Listing: 41st St. Beachside: Unit in four
plex, Neat as a pint Furnished, 2 bd., 1 % be.
Very affordable, $54,500.
Grand Isle, 231 KIm Kove: Cozy & nice 3 bd., 1
ba. home, screen porch, ch&a, fenced, satellite
dish, priced to sell. $55,000.
Dolphin Run flhnW N II End unit,
BEACHFRONTI B7J_-ch&a, d.w.,
icemaker refrlg-., up buy. 700.
Vacant Property: 110' waterfront and 62' lot
across highway. Good price. $140,000.
Grand Isle, Kim Kove: Two good building lots,
each 75'x115'. Cleared and high. $10,000 ea.
404 5th St.: 2 bd., 2 ba., cen. h&a, mobile home, 2
screen porches, Id. outside utility house, very
nice, on Ig. lot. $44,500.
35th St.: 2 bd., 1 ba., 56'x14' furnished mobile
home. NICEI $35,000.
12th St. Business Center: commercial lot 2nd
from highway. $35,000.
13th St. 120' x 90'. close to beach, $28,000.
Grand Isle, Nan Nook: 3 bd., 1 ba., f.p. wieffl.
clency apt., lots of extras. $87,000.
3 miles past bridge, 2 acres, $12,000.
Honeyvllle: Lovely 3 bd., 2 ba. brick home nestl-
ed in oak trees. Pecan tree, peach, azalea &'
scuppernong vine on 1.2 acres. $74,900.
Approximately 1'% acres, good price, $11,500.
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GCCC Board Names McSpadden 1st Choice
DRi. BOBl MeSPAuJ.EN
The District Board of Trustees of
Gulf Coast Community College, this
week selected Dr. Robert L. McSpad-
den as their first choice for the
presidency of the college. The Board
will enter contract negotiations with
McSpadden on June 30.
"The board is very happy to see
this long and difficult process come to
an end. We have gone to great lengths
to ensure a thorough and objective
presidential search, and we have
spent manymany hours meeting with
members of the community and the
college staff who participated in the
presidential search process", said
Charles Whitehead, chairman of the
Board of Trustees.
Whitehead said, "I know I speak
for the board in expressing our utmost
confidence in Bob McSpadden as the
fourth president of Gulf Coast Com-
"My selection is a dream come
true", McSpadden said. "At the same
time, I feel the responsibility of
following the excellent leadership this
college has known throughout its
McSpadden has been affiliated
with Gulf Coast since 1963, when he
-entered as a freshman student.
Following his graduation with an,
associate in arts degree, he c
his bachelor's and master's
as well as his doctorate from
He has been employed
college since 1969, when he m
as an assistant professor in t
Science Division. He has s
interim president since the
tion of Dr. Larry Tyree ea
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Peacock Reunion Set July 17
The annual reunion of I
scendants of James Kinson P
and Mary Elizabeth Pierce
held Sunday, July 17, at the
Community Center, Altha. T!
eludes the families of Charles
Peacock, Sarah Elizabeth
Jamers Pierson Peacock, '
Jefferson Peacock, John Danie
:cock, Mary Alafair Howard,
Franklin Peacock, -Irvin Gree
cock and Robert Bentoza Pea
All family members and
ore asked to attend and bring a
BIBLE STUDY ..... 9:
MORNING WORSHIP 11:
: CHURCH TRAINING.. 5:
the de- basket and pictures to share.
will be Visitors
* Altha SIt
'his in- Tyler Smith and family, Joseph
Kinson Smith and the Bob Stibbin family have
Ayers, returned to their home in Rhode
William Island after visiting Mr. and Mrs.
eI Pea- W.S. Quarles, Sr. and enjoying their
Joseph cottage at Cape San Bias.
n Pea-e Other guests of the Quarles have
cock. been Clemmie Werts and Mary
friends Coleman from Birmingham, Ala.
picnic Both are sisters of Mrs. Fan Quarles.
We Want You To Be
A Part of The Friendly Place
45 a.m. EVENING WORSHIP.... 7:00 p.m.
00 a.m. WEDNESDAY ..... .. 7:00p.m.
Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 LONG AVENUE
MICHAEL HANDY, Minister of Music & Youth
DANIEL W. DUNCAN, Pastor
All Forms of Insurance
Homeowners Auto Flood
* Business Packages Group Life Boat.
* Hospitalization Pulpwood & Logging
COSTING INSURANCE AGENCY
322 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe Phone 229-8899
JERNYL N. HARPER
Licensed Real Estate Broker
411 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe, FL
EXCELLENT LOCATION Executive home on golf course. 2 bath. kitthen.tbt'ally furnished. Lots of
extras. 8'/2% financing available: $106.000.
.OWNER ANXIOUS Very unique new 3 bedroom, 2/z bath two story home featuring cedar siding.
Master bedroom downstairs wlstudy & deck overlooking beautiful lake & golf course. Ceiling fans.
stone fireplace, wall paper in kitchen & baths. Onwer anxious. $496400. Now $99.900.
CAPE SAN BLAS
BEAUTIFUL GULF VIEW LOTS 100'x110'. Owner financing available. $30.000 each,
WATCH THE SUNSETS from this Gulf front unit. 2 bedroom. 2 bath with spiral staircase to sleeping
loft. Stone fireplace, upstairs deck. Assumable mortgage. Only $99,900.
HOME & THE BEACH Secluded single family homes under construction in beautiful Silva
Estates. Enjoy miles of magnificicent uncrowded beach. Prices starting at $106.800.
CANAL FRONT 2%/ acres MOL w/approximately 100' on deep water intracoastal canal for boat
docking. 2 bedroom, 1 bath house needs handyman's touch. Lots of trees. $50.000.
COUNTRY LIVING in this 2 bedroom, 1 bath deluxe mobile home on approx. 1 acre with fish pond.
PORT ST. JOE
310 16th Street. See it and you will love it. 3 BA. 1 '/i bath, completely remodeled on corner lot. Cen-
tral heatlair. Double carport, fenced yard. $49,500.
SUPER LOCATION CONVENIENT TO SCHOOL This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has living room. din-
ing room & separate den. Features include stove, dishwasher, garbage disposal, ceiling fans,
separate utility room & large fenced in back yard. Reduced to $6,0Q0. Reduced to $52,000.
1001 McCLELLAN AVE. Very spacious 2 bedroom home with large studio for the artist or craftsman.
Separate living room, family room, large eat-in kitchen and sun porch. Oversized lot with loads of
azaleas and camellias. Priced right at $57,000.
PONDEROSA PINES Wooded %/< acre and 1 acre mobile home or single family homesites near Port
St. Joe. Owner financing.
ASSUMABLE 1 acre waterfront lot at Stonemill Creek' Estates. Small equity wlpayments only
$105.89 per month.
RED BULL ISLAND Five lots zoned residential. Owner may sell separately. Mobile homes okay.
$20,000 for all
GREAT LOCATION- Beautiful restricted subdivision at Cape Plantation near golf & fishing. Prices
start of at $16,500 w/possible owner financing.
ST. JOE BEACH 75'x150' residential area. Mobile homes okay. $7,800.
WOODED LOT Nice'neighborhood 75'x150' on paved street. St. Joe Beach. $8,350.
SIMMONS BAYOU Approximately 1'/i acres, beautiful trees. Bay view. Located east side of
Highway C-30. $16,500.
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John Anderson and Alford Ramsey brought in these two large Wahoos
Saturday from a fishing trip into the Gulf of Mexico. The fish being held by
Anderson, left, weighed 35 pounds and the. oje being held by Ramsey, right,
weighed in at 65 pounds.
How Should One Water Lawn
and Gardens In Dry Weather
by Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
Most homeowners are faced with
the decision of whether to water their
lawns and shrubs or depend on
rainfall to do the job. Florida's normal
rainfall averages over 50 inches per
year with about half of this falling
from June through September. Dur-
ing the dry winter and spring, lack of
rainfall may be a serious problem.
Even during the rainy season, loss of
water from plants and the soil may be
so great that supplemental water is
It is difficult to give specific rules
on watering because when to water
and how much to apply depends on the
kinds of plants, type of soil, time of
year and the weather conditions.
However, the following guidelines
should help in answering these two
Water only when plants need
watering. Use a coring device or
shovel to dig down in the soil to see if it
is wet or dry. If the soil in the root zone
feels very dry and crumbles, addition-
al water is needed.
Keep a close watch on the lawn. If
it looks as though it is wilting, it needs
water. If the edges of the grass leaves
start to curl and take on a dull
bluish-gray color, water the lawn
immediately. Lawn areas under trees
are usually the first to show moisture
stress. Tree roots rapidly deplete the
available soil water.
-Lawns should be watered in early
morning, just after sunrise, when
winds and temperature are low.
Water remaining on the leaves will
evaporate later in the day to help
minimize disease plant diseases
penetrate into the soil where roots can
readily absorb it. The amount of
water plants should receive is about
1/2 inches per week on sandy, rapidly
drained soil and one inch per week on
heavier clay soils.
To determine when a sprinkler
I by the has delivered one inch of water, place
was hired cans or cartons at intervals in the
he Social spray pattern; and water until the
served as water level in the cans averages one
rlier this Water should be applied only as
fast as the soil will allow entry.
Watering with a hose nozzle turned on
full can do more damage than good.
The fast flowing water runs off
quickly carrying soil with it and
exposing plant roots to the sun. More
efficient watering can be accom-
plished with soaker hoses and sprink-
^ ,lers. Soaker hoses do a good job, but
they don't cover as large an area as
The water lance and the ponding
method are good ways of watering
.:. trees and shrubs. A water lance is a
sharp pointed tube attached to a water
hose which is used to'inject water near
the root system of a plant. The water
should be injected very slowly be-
cause a strong stream may dig
V y sub-surface holes causing air pockets
which damage roots. Ponding is a
common method of watering newly-
planted trees and shrubs. A pond is a
saucer basin built by making a ring of
soil two to three inches high around a
plant. A slow running hose or soaked
hose can be used to fill the pond.
CHURCH of GOD
319 Sixth St., Highlad View
"Where Jesus Christ Is King
& God's Love Is An Everflowing
SUNDAY SCHOOL.... 10:00 a.m.
MORNING WORSHIP. 11:00 a.m.
EVENING WORSHIP.. 6:00p.m.
WED. EVENING ...... 7:00 p.m.
REV. ROBERT RATHBUNl
"THE CHURCH AFLAME IN PORT ST. JOE"
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
102 Third Street
* Evangelistic Worship Services Christ Centered Youth Program
Regular Bible Study An Exciting Place to Attend
Ministering to the Where Everyone is Welcome
Total Family Regular Services
Fully Graded Choirs Sunday & Wednesday
HOWARD BROWNING, Pastor JAMES ENFINGER, Music & Youth
26 Years Experience Licensed and Bonded
Remodeling and Service Work
', ~Reg. No. ER-004631
S, Charles Sowell
E. Sur-Way Electric
'- "'- 411 Reid Avenue
ROY LEE CARTER
multiply rapidly in the dampness at
night. Late morning, mid-day and
afternoon irrigation usually results in
excessive loss of water from evapor-
ation. Also strong winds are more
likely to occur at these times,
resulting in poor distribution of water
over the lawn.
; When watering, give the soil a
thorough soaking. Frequent, light
sprinklings waste water and do little
to quench the first of a plant growth in
a hot, dry soil. This type of watering
often promotes a shallow root sys-
tem Which will be more susceptible to
damage if a few days of water are
I Allow the soil to become wet to a
depth of six to eight inches. This type
of watering allows the moisture to
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LYKES TURKEY TABLERITE
HAM COUNTRY STYLE
LB. 98 0 LB. $128
1 FAMILY PAK)
II I I
WITH FILLED. DOUBLE
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GREEN GIANT VEG...........
Pep. Farm Cakes..................
Mrs. Paul's Fish Fillets..
Mrs. Paul's Crisp Sticks
Fla. Gold Lemonade..........
Trop. Orange Juice............
Smith Choc. Pie ....................
M.G. Ice Cream
M.G. Nutty Buddy.................
3.5 oz. 890
a oz. 149
7.3 oz. $149
12 oz. 590
13 oz. $29
Y. gal. 199
6 Pk. $189 .
IFNSQUALIY MATSMOEYCN UY
TABLERITE BONELESS (Family Pak) $148
Shoulder Roast ... 1. 1
TABLERITE BONELESS $ 78
Stew Beef .. .... U. 1
Meat Franks .....
huck Steak (Family Pak) .
hopped Ham ....
IMPERIAL QTR q Lbs. 990
Natural Grape, Lemonade or Fruit Punch
Fla. Gold Juice 64 oz. 690
Mrs. Filbert's Spread........ 3 Lbs. $159
Pillsbury Biscuits................ 690
IGA Shred. Cheddar.......... 4 oz. 690
-KR D E P
IGA Pecan Spins................. 2 Paka
IGA BBQ Bread Loaf
IGA Raisin Bread..................... Loaf
White House Apple Juice ..
Mueller's Macaroni ......
Mueller's Spaghetti ......
Kellogg's Froot Loops ....
64 oz. $5
16 oz. 69C
16 o. 69C
Hi Pro Dog Food ....
Sunlight Dish Detergent...
Chinet Dinner Plates .....
Mahatma Rice ..........
Seneca Apple Juice ......
15 t $159
3 b. $129
SO bs 1k g
BANANAS .. 3 bs.99
) MANGOS .......... 99
WHITE GRAPES ..... $1
Exotic $ 29
BLACK GRAPES.... u. $129
Morris A C
RED PLUMS ......Lb. 49
CARROTS ....... 3 .
CELERY .......... stem
PEAS and BUTTERBEANS
WATERMELONS & CANTALOUPES
k Cucumbers ..
6o ,Sweet Geor.
Iceberg Lettuce 2/4
CARRIER ROUTE PE-SORTE
2-Wewahitchka, FL 32465
INSTANT WINNERS IN THE
FORTUNE & FOOD BONANZA
Sarah Herring, Lisa Davis, Joe Purswell, Ruth Filmore,
Bill Jones, Nelson Gardner, Pat Anderson, D. Garrett,
Mrs. Gordop Farris, Kevin Dawson, Mary Thomas, Ruth
Lowery, Betty Clift, John Falrcloth, Ray C. Lawell, John
Williams, Pamela Williams, Charletta Andress, Ge6rge
Bryant, Joyce Jones, Mrs. E. Lull, Melba Brown, Lorene
Bishop, D. B. Parker, Mary Adams, Betty Varnum,
Nazarie Johnson, Emma J. Dawson, Bill Jones, Michelle
Willis, Maude Bryant, Mrs. Ruth Ramsey, Maude Bryant,
Pat Dobbins, Janice Jackson, Hubert Stripling, Doris
Toole, J. E. Williams, Barbara Pace, Onnie Herring, Bun-
ny Miler, Janet Garrett, Kevin Dawson, Judy Harvey,
Brenda Burr, Prenita Nickson, Pauline Pendarvis, Bever-
ly Langston, Margie Dixon, David Williams, Charles
Posey, Mary Nolan, Doris Whealton, Marion McCall,
Charles Carter, Emma J. Dawson.
Connie Johnson, Robert Wark, Yolanda Jones, March
Harrier, Barbara Browning, Barbara Cokes, Frank Han-
non, Connie A. Hannie, Geraldine Lewis, Jerry Stokoe,
Linda Norris, Margie Dixson, Liz Jones, Maggie Waters,
Shirl4y'Ramsey, Lila M. Walker, Alberta Lynn, Shirley
Webb Margie Dlxson, Helen Smith, Russ Anthony, Ruth
Hendrix, Shayina Anthony, Ola Clemmons, Carolyn
Wahl, R. Cosure, Gayle Kennlngton, Cecil Lyons, Jr.,
Helen Smith, Keith Martin, Frances Bell, Meredith
Rouse, James Kreashko, Danny Taylor, Martha Mapes,
Mary Allen, Betty Gathers, Ray Levell, Pamela Williams,
Betfy CIIft, Mary Thomas, Margie Dixson, Debble Ward,
AlineAbrams, Carol Fenn, Sandra James, Jamie Davis,
Shiriey Dawson, Dorothea Gentry, D.B. May, Virginia Ar-
no-l BIllie Swain, Richard Williams, Leroy Jones, Ron-
nie Hogan, C. White, Jewel Hopper, Judy Harvey, Arnold
Daillell, Edith McGee, Bernice Spelghts, Joseph Griffin,
Rox6an Lamb, Sara Allen, Altstaetter, Betty Gathers,
Betty-.Curlee, Robert Whittle, Serena Hall, Troy W.
Jor~es- Doris Trenteam, Doris Richardson, Harriet
Sch 6iupur, Pat Anderson, Nazarie Johnson, NaomI Cor-
betI,, Margaret Ray,; Wlllls Harper, Older, Bernice Whit-
fleld fBerice Spelghts, Mrs. W. M. Howell, Alice Frazier,
Baetl4-Gathers, C. Smith, Pamela Williams, R. A. Mont-
gomery, Margie Pickett, Tina Rich, Fannie Quarles, Jean
Mathis, Barbara Coker and Brenda Higdon.
Make Sure You Get Your Instant Fortune
& Food Bonanza Bingo Ticket each time
you visit our store. Thank you for shopp-
ing David Rich's IGA.
The Drawing for the Microwave Oven to be
given away will be held July 9th. You need not
be present to win. One microwave will be given
away at each store.
Fortune & Food.
Johnson Baby Powder................. 9 oz. 59
Johnson Baby Lotion .................... 9 oz. $209
Johnson Baby Wash Cloth...... se' $149
Affinity Shampoo ...... 7 oz. 189
as 3 ,$129
Page 6B The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, July 7,1988
Record Largemouth Bass Is
,Caught In the Dead Lakes
A largemouth bass collected from
Dead Lakes April 20 is the oldest
largemouth ever found in Florida.
The 24-inch long, seven. pound,
eight ounce bass was 16 years old and
collected during a routine electro-fish-
ing study by Michael Hill, a Game and
Fresh Water Fish commission fisher-
Hill, who works out of the GFCs
Joe Budd field office, samples fish
, from Dead Lakes periodically to
monitor any changes in the fish
structure due to removal of the dam in
Fisheries biologists age bass by
looking at a pair of small bones called
otoliths in the fish's head. After the
thumb-tack sized otoliths are re-
moved, which requires killing the fish,
the bones are cut in half, ground and
polished for viewing under a micro-
Biologists are then able to count
growth rings laid down each year,
similar to growth rings in a tree.
Hill said it was ironic this
particular bass was discovered to be
old because large bass are typically
measured and'released unharmed.
"This female died from the stress
of handling her. We even tried to force
water through her gills but it didn't
work so we brought her back and it
9:45 a.m........ Sunday School
(for all ages)
11:00 a.m...... Morning Worship
6:00 p.m ..... Evening Worship
6:00'p.m.......... Young People
7:00 p.m ........ Prayer Meeting
Pastor: Fred A. Goebert Church Phone: 229-6707
Sponsor of Faith Christian School: Three year old kindergarten through Eighth Grade
St. Joe Beach- Just listed -3 bd., 1 bath on 2 lots. Swimming pool is an add-
ed extra: Unbelievable price of $53,500.
Overstreet Cemetery Road Extra special -one of a kind owier ready to
sell. 3 bd., 2 bath on 6 acres. $79,500.
Overstreet Just reduced to $45,000. 3 acres and 2 bd., 1 bath home. Great
Port St. Joe 1302 Garrison Ave. 3 bd., 1 bath in good neighborhood. Priced
to sell,,call to see. $44,500.
Gulf Aire Block B Just reduced. This lot has a great "gulf view". Call for
price and size.
Gulf Aire Several Ibts in Gulf Aire special priced for short time.
Gulf Aire Chalet Was $105,000. Reduced now to $95,000.4 bd., 2V/2 baths.
We have a great inventory of property listed. Please call or write for our
G ui 820 Highway 98
.~ H ai L rP.0. Box 13332
Mexico Beach, FL
- Public Notices -
BID NO. 331
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida, is accepting
bids to install approximately 250 Tons of No. 2
Asphalt by capping certain streets as follows:
1. Eighth Street: Strip to base, level, and in-
stall new 4-inch (4") Base beginning at the inter-
section of Marvin Avenue and westward toward
Woodward Avenue for a distance of 450 feet (450').
2. 18th Street: Clean and apply 2-inch (2") cap
Sof No. 2 Asphalt beginning at the intersection of-
Long Avenue and westward to the intersection at
Monument Avenue for a distance of 452 feet (452').
3. 19th Street: Clean and apply 2-inch (2") cap
of No.-2 Asphalt beginning it the intersection of
*Long Avenue and eastward for a distance of 463
All bids must meet specifications or be an ap.
proved equal. All bids must be F.O.B., Port St. Joe,
Florida. The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right
to accept or reject any or all bids, waive any for-
malities and to choose the bid deemed best to meet
the City's needs. Bids must be good for sixty (60)
days after opening.
Bid shall be sealed in an envelope and plainly
marked, "Bid No. 331". Bids must be submitted to
the City Clerk's Office, P. O. Box 278, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, on or before 5:00 P.M., E.D.T., July
19,1988.'Bid opening will be held at the Regular Ci-
ty Commission Meeting, July 19, 1988, at8:00 P.M.,
E.D.T., in the Municipal Building, Port St. Joe,
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
/s/ L. A. Farris,
City Auditor/Clerk 2t7/7
NOTICE TO RECEIVE BIDS:
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County will receive sealed bids from any person,
company, or corporation interested in selling the
County the following described insurance policies:
I. Worker's Compensation
II. Buildings and Contents
III. Group Health Insurance
IV. Ambulance Drivers and Attendants Mal-
V. Blanket Accident Policy: Volunteer Firemen
and Ambulance Squad Members
VI. Public Employees Blanket Bond: Tax Col-
VII. Money and Securities Bond and Addendum:
Tax Collector's Office
VIII. Money and Securities Broad Form Policy:
Clerk of Circuit Court's Office.
IX. Comprehensive General Liability
X. Florida Law Enforcement $50,000.00* Death
Benefits also Florida Law Enforcement
$20,000.00* Death Benefits
XI. Excess Liability Coverage
XII. Boiler and Machinery
*If interested, companies may bid on an OP-
TIONAL Dental Insurance Policy Rider at Group
Rate. Employees have the right to participate or
not to participate and are responsible for all
premiums. This is NOT a County Insurance Policy
or Part of Regular County Insurance Package.
Specifications can be obtained for a $25.00*fee
from the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court,
Gulf County, Florida. Bids will be received until
7:00 O'clock P.M., E.D.T., on August 23,1968 at the
Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, 1000 Fifth
Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456-1648. The Board
of County Commissioners retains the right to re-
ject any and all bids.
Board of County Commissioners
Gulf County, Florida
/st Douglas C. Birmingham, Chairman
2t7/7 & 7/14/88
S PUBLIC NOTICE
By Hearing Designation Order released on
May 25, 1988, the Federal Communications Com-
mission designated for hearing the applications of
Panhandle Communications, Inc., PN Radio Com-
pany and Dee Wetmore for a new FM station in
Port St. Joe, Florida on Channel 228A. The hearing
will take place at the offices of the Federal Com-
munications Commission in Washington, D.C., at a
date and time to be determined. The issues
specified in the Hearing Designation Order are as
1. If a final environmental impact statement is
issued with respect to Panhandle in which it is
concluded that the proposed facility is likely to
have an adverse effect on the quality of the en-
vironment, to determine whether the proposal is
consistent with the National Environmental
Policy Act, as implemented by 47 C.F.R.
2. To determine which of the proposals would, on a
comparative basis, best serve the public in-
3. To determine, in light of .the evidence adduced
pursuant to the foregoing issues, which of the
applications should be granted, if any.
A copy of the application of Dee Wetmore,
amendments and related materials are on file for
public inspection at The Star, 306 Williams Ave.,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
Case No. 8883
IN RE: Estate of.
WILLIAM JESSE PEACOCK,
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS INTERESTED IN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the ad-
ministration of the Estate of WILLIAM JESSE
PEACOCK, Deceased, Case No.88.83, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, and the address of which is Gulf County
Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The Per-
sonal Representative of the estate is WILLIAM
PEACOCK, whose address is 397 Ridgeland Court,
Apt. #1, Holland, Michigan 49423. The name and
address of the Personal Representative's Attorney
is: ROBERT M. MOORE, 324 Reid Ave., P. O. Box
248, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
All persons having claims or demands against
the Estate are required, WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE to file with the
Clerk of the above Court a written statement of any
demand or claim they may have. Each claim must
be in writing and must indicate the basis of the
claim, the name and address of the creditor or his
Agent or Attorney and the amount claimed. If the
claim is not yet due, the date when it will become
due shall be stated.(If the c0lii is contingent or
unliquidated, the nature of the uncertainty shall be
stated. If the claim is secured, the security shall be
described. The Claimant shall deliver sufficient
copies of the claim to the Clerk to enable the Clerk
to mail one copy to each Personal Representative.
All persons interested in the Estate to whom a
copy of this Notice of Administration has been
mailed are required, WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, to file any ob-
jections they may lave that challenge the validity
of the decedent's will, the qualifications of the per-
sonal representative, or the venue or jurisdiction
of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Date of the first publication of this Notice of
Administration is Thursday, June 30, 1988.
Is/ WILLIAM PEACOCK,
Personal Representative of the
Estate of William Jesse Peacock, Deceased.
/s/ ROBERT M. MOORE
Attorney for Personal Representative
P.O. Box 248
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
BID NUMBER WWTP 214
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida requests bids
One (1) New F-250 Style-side Pickup Truck. All
bids must be F.O.B., Port St. Joe, Florida. Bids
must be sealed in an envelope and plainly marked
"Bid Number W.W.T.P. 214". The City of Port St.
Joe reserves the right to accept or reject any or all
bids, waive any formalities and to choose the bid
deemed best to meet the City's needs. Bids must be
good for 60 days after opening.
Specifications may be obtained from the City
Clerk's Office, P. O. Box 278, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. Bid opening will be held July 19,1988, at 8:00
p.m. E.D.T.,' in the Municipal Building at the
regular meeting of the City Commission.
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
/s/ L. A. Farris,
City A'ditor/Clerk 2t 6/30 & 7/7/88
BID NUMBER WWTP 215
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida requests bids
One (1) Valve Gate. Specifications -are as
One (1) Valve Gate Armco Model 55-20, size
48", Armco drawing #2075004, Armco Order No.
12-02,16, 71A2075, marked G-104.
All bids must be F.O.B., Port St. Joe, Florida.
Bids must be sealed in an envelope and plainly
marked "Bid Number W.W.T.P. 215". The City of
Port St. Joe reserves the right to accept or reject
any or all bids, waive any formalities and to choose
the bid deemed best to meet the City's needs. Bids
must be good for 60 days after opening.
Bid opening will be held August 2,1988, at 8:00
p.m. E.D.T., in the Municipal Building at the
regular meeting of the City Commission.
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
/Is/ L. A. Farris,
City Auditor/Clerk 2t 6/30 & 7/7/88
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
. FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
IN RE: The Marriage of
MURRAY P. MITCHELL, JR.,
SHEILA MARIE VERNON MITCHELL,
NOTICE OF SUIT
TO: Sheila Marie Vernon Mitchell
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Peti-
tion for- Dissolution of Marriage has been filed
against you and you are required to serve a copy of
your answer or other response to the Petition on
Petitioner's Attorney, ROBERT M. MOORE, P. O.
Box 248, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, and file the
original thereof in the Circuit Court Clerk's Office,
Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, bn
or before the 28th day of July, 1988. If you fail to do
so a Final Judgment for the relief sought may be
granted by Default.
DATED.this 27th day of June, 1988.
CLERK OF COURT,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Teresa A. Lynch, Deputy Clerk 4t6/30/88
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF GULF
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that on the 27th day of
October, 1987, pursuant to a Writ of Executibn
issued in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida,
Case Number 87-154 in the cause of WEWA-
HITCHKA STATE BANK, Plaintiff vs. MARY
MERRITT, JAMES BEATTY and VICKI BEAT-
TY, Defendants, I, AL HARRISON, SHERIFF OF
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, have levied upon the
property of the defendant to-wit:
Beginning at the Southeast corner of the West
one-half of the Southeast 14 of the Northwest )4
of Section 24, T4S, RO1W; thence run West 99
feet to the R/W of State Highway No. 71; run
thence South 1,032.5 feet to the POB; thence
run East 209 feet; thence run South 104% feet;
thence run West 209 feet; thence run North
104% feet to the POB. Containing % acre, more
On the 19th day of July, 1988 at Two O'Clock
(2:00) EST in the afternoon on the steps of the Gulf
County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, I will of-
fer for sale said property for cash to the highest
bidder, subject to all prior liens, if any, to satisfy
said Writ of Execution.
/Is AL HARRISON, SHERIFF
Gulf County, Florida 4tc 6/16/88
wasn't until later that we learned just'
how old she was."
Hill speculated that the bass
which was hatched in 1972 survived
due to many areas of inaccesible
fishing spots created by trees and
Prior to the bass collected by Hill,
biologist have recovered one bass.,
from Florida waters that was 15 years
old and four that were aged at 13
Hill said bass generally gain
about one pound per year but
theorized this fish got no larger due to
the lack of forage species in Dead
Buzz! Buzz! Sting!
Summer has arrived and with it
comes our great migration to the out
of doors, just in time for the peak
insect season. Stings by honey bees,
wasps, yellow jackets, hornets, ard,
of course, fire ants can hurt like the
dickens even when you are not
allergic and they can cause serious
life threatening reactions and even',
death in people who are allergic to'
Reports of allergic reactions to
stinging insects date back to inscrip-
tions on ancient Egyptian tombs. Over
40 reported deaths occur annually in
the U.S.A. as a result of insect stings.
What does all this mean? First
and foremost, people allergic to
.members of the HYMENOPTERA
family i.e. wasps, bees, hornets,.
yellow jackets, and ants, should avoid
being stung. Secondly, people who
have suffered an allergic reaction to
an insect sting should see their
physician. If you are allergic to
stinging insects a program of preven-
tion and treatment can be prescribed.
For more information: call the
Florida State Chapter, Asthma and
Allergy Foundation of America, at
2 bedroom patio home, 417 Gulf Aire
Drive in Gulf Aire, 648-5897.
2 bedroom trailer, ch&a, w/d, close
to beach. No dogs. $225 per month plus
deposit. 648-5384. 4tp 7/7
St. Joe Beach house for rent or sale,
1 block from beach. 1 lot for sale
90'x150'. Call 648-5160 or 648-5170.
2 bedroom beach cottage, $275 per
month. First & last months' rent, plus
deposit. 1 year lease. Call 648-8163.
2 bdrm., 1 ba. unfurnished duplex in'
town. Call Charles at 229-8282; after 5,
call 670-8417. tfc 5/19
Furnished trailer, and one trailer
lot with full hook-up. Call 227-1260.
For Rent: Mexico Beach town-
house, 3 bdrm., 1% ba. Close to Gulf
w/good view. Furnished. Call 904/
893-2746. tfc 6/9
1 bedroom apartment, 1508 Long
Ave., Port St. Joe. Call after 5,
229-6825. tfc 6/9
Mexico Beach Contractor's
Special, avoid high motel bill, small
self-contained trailer, single or couple
only, no pets. $50 week. Utilities fur-
nished. 648-8289. tfc 5/19
Mexico Beach: Lease clean 2
bedroom, 1 bath. Ch&a, carpet, unfur-
nished, very close to shopping &
beach. Reasonable. (904) 668-2110
work, (904) 386-6004 home. tfc6/2
For Rent or Sale: 2 bdrm., 2 bath
house at Cape San Bias, many extras.
Call 22-8385 or 227-1689. tfc 6/2
Apartment for Rent: Unfurnished, 2
bedroom, $335.00 per month.- 808
Woodward Ave. Very nice. Energy ef-
ficient. Lease-Option available.
227-1428. Jernyl N. Harper, Lic. Real
Estate Broker. tfc 6/21
Furnished 2 bedroom trailer on Sea
Street, St. Joe Beach. Deposit re-
quired. Call after 5:00. 229-6825.
Available May 20,1988. tfc 5/12
Mobile home lots, Rustic Sands
Campgrounds, Mexico Beach.
648-5229. tfc 6/2
Warehouse space with office. Ap-
prox. 850 sq. ft. Suitable for contractor
or small service business. 227-1100
days only. tfc6/2
For Rent: Mini-warehouse storage.1
For more information call 229-6200.
No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St. Joe Fur-
niture, 227-1251.. ;, thru 12/87
Furnished Ig. 1 bedroom apt. h&a,
no pets. Nicely furn., 2 bdrm. house,
screened breezeway, closed garage,
fenced yd, w/d, carpet, h&a, in town.
No pets. 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfc 6/2
-2 bdrm., spacious apartments, easy
to heat and cool. Reasonable deposit
and rent. No pets. Call 227-1689 after 6
p.m. Best deal in town, save on utility
bills! tfc 6/2
Check Our Selection of
for Everything You Need
304-306 Williams Ave.
Port St. Joe
School's Out Drive
Carefully Watch for
Nursing assistant positions avail-
able. Excellent slary and benefit pro-
gram. Certification course offered in
facility. Contact Job Service of
Florida for application/interview.
229-8438. tfc 5/5
New Opening for office manager,
real estate or property management
experience help. Call 229-8390. tfc 6/23
Top of Gulf Restaurant, Hwy. 98,
Mexico Beach. Experienced cook,
waiters or waitresses. Apply between
hours of 3 and 5 C.T. Monday thru Fri-
day. tfc 6/16
RN, LPN, EMT, MED. ASST.
I need individual to perform iLsalth
evaluation in the Apalachicola area.
Equipment is furnished, car
necessary. Excellent part time job.
1-912-883-2184. May call collect.
MEDICAL HELP WANTED
Apalachicola Valley Nursing Center
has a full time opening for an LPN on
the 3-11 and 11-7 shift. Our salary &
benefit package is excellent. Salary
increases and vacation .becomes
available on the completion of 3 mon-
ths and one year. This home is the on-
ly nursing home within 100 miles to be
consistently licensed as a superior
nursing home. Please contact Mrs.
Gates in Blountstown at 674-5464.
Wanted: Experienced cook. Apply
Gulf Pines Hospital, E.O.E. 2t.6/30
Government jobs, skilled and un-
skilled in your area. For current list of
jobs & application call (602) 995-0682
ext. 3390. 4tp6/30
HIRING! Government jobs your
area. Many immediate openings
without waiting list or test. $15,000 -
$68,000. Call (602) 838-8885, ect. 5783.
3tp 6/30, 7/7, 7/14
LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES
Staff/supervisory positions in a 120
bed skilled and intermediate care.
Utilize. your skills to manage Patient
Care services for a group of residents/
patients. Participate in care planning
and service delivery.
In-service and other training pro-
grams provide opportunity to earn
nursing C.E.U. at Bay St. Joseph Care
Center. Scholarship opportunities
Facility actively involves all staff in
creating a working environment that
is exciting, enjoyable and that pro-
vides opportunity for advancement.
RN's start at $11.00/hr. LPN start at
$8.00/hr. Excellent benefit program:
Health insurance, life insurance,
credit union, paid time off program.
CALL'JUDITH HOWELL, D.O.N.
BAY ST. JOSEPH CARE CENTER
220 Ninth Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
206 Monument Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
"A Place for the Whole Family"
FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe, Florida
Attention Attention Attention
Need transportation but have repos;
bankruptcy or slow credit in some
cases we may be able to help. If you
have a reasonable down payment or
trade, a good job or a long time resi-
dent of the area, we can arrange
financing, call today. Mary Gavin,
904/785-5221, ext. 123 or 1-800-342-
7131. tfc 6/9
1986 Astro CL mini van, gold and
tan, loaded. Call 229-8409. tfc 6/23
1985 Ford Van, fully customized,
air, stereo cassette, power windows,
locks, 4 captain's chairs, rear couch
folds into bed. 1 owner, less than
36,000 miles. In great condition.
229-8997, 8-5, after 5, 229-6343.
CALL LARRY CALL LARRY
Get your credit approved by phone!
Find out if you quality for financing on
new or used vehicles w/little or no
money down. No pressure, no hassle.
Slow credit/no credit may not be a
CALL LARRY AT TOMMY THOMAS
BUY GOVERNMENT Seized
Vehicles from $100. Fords, Chevys,
Corvettes, etc. For info call (602)
842-1051, ext. 3390. 4tp 6/16
THE BOOK BOX
Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach Mini Mall
Paperbacks, % Price
COSTIN INSURANCE AGENCY
All Forms of Insurance
422 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
Gulf Aire Prestigious home,
reduced to sell 3 bdrm., 3%
baths w/approx. 2400 sq. ft. plus
garage. Unbelievable amenities
and quality. Beacon Rd. $160,000 -
reduced to $127,000.
Gulf Aire New Listing 4 bdrm.,
2 story home w/a, beautiful view.
Each floor has a kitchen & is set
up as separate qtrs, but inside
stairs can combine it as a 2700 sq.
ft. home. Corner of Sea Pines and
Buccaneer Dr. $149,500.
St. Joe Beach Nice, 12'x65', 2
bdrm., 2 ba. mobile home in very
good cond. Has a 12'x65' addition,
and a deck and screened porch.
Owner financing. Short walk to
beach at 230 Bay St. $42,500.
Port St. Joe Older 2 bdrm. on 3
lots zoned commercial could be
used as residence or business
site. 509 4th St. $37,500.
Port St. Joe Nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba.
brick home in desirable location.
Large, fenced yard. 2005 Palm
xch,lusvIy offerd by:
] PARKER REALTY
Hwy. 98 & 31st St. Mexico Beach
The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, July 7,1988 Page 7B
For sale in town: 2 BR, 1 bath, cen-
tral h&a, $34,000. Call 227-7439.
For Sale: Owner will consider
financing, 3 bdrm. home, 509 3rd St.,
Port St. Joe. 1-6708372. tfc 7/7
Mobile Home, Indian Pass, 1988
14'x72' Ashmore mobile home, 2
bdrm., 2 ba. masonite siding, lot 300'
wide x 167' deep (1.5 acres), 500' deep
well, septic tank Ig. enough for 4 bd., 3
ba. home. Great buy at $37,500. Call
227-1713 for more information. 2t 7/7
One lot 75'x150 with septic tank,
light pole, driveway & water meter, 2
blocks from water, $16,500. 648-8252 or
227-1540. 4tc 6/30
3 bedroom, 2 bath, central heat &
air, with owner financing on Mexico
Beach. 648-8815. tfc6/23
5 bedroom, 4 bath, pool, 6,000 sq. ft.
under roof, on 1 acre of land. 648-8815.
By owner in Gulf Aire. 3 bd., 2 bath,
custom built home w/over 2,000 sq. ft.
living area. Includes security,
satellite, and irrigation systems, less
than 1 year old. 648-5256. 3tc 6/23
Reduced Price. 2 bdrm., 2 ba. lux-
ury piling home. Located in a C-zone
(non-flood zone), exclusive neighbor-
hood, bay access & gulf access in sub-
division, Peninsula Estates, Cape San
Bias. Also lots for sale, terms avail-
able (in same subdivision). Excellent
investments. Call 227-1689 after 6 p.m.,
Mexico Beach, 2 bedroom, 1 bath
stucco piling home, cypress great
room, 408 Georgia Ave. 648-8583.
1983 14'x80' mobile home, 3 bd., 2
ba., 8' ceilings, ceiling fans, mini
blinds, plywood floors. On 2 acres with
10'x20' aluminum shed, located 4 mi.
from beach on the Overstreet hwy.
Price $45,000 or w/1 acre $37,500. Call
227-1640 or 227-1192. tfc 6/2
Nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath home fdr
sale on Selma St., St. Joe Beach. Call
.648-5315.. tic 10/8
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery
Road, 1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9
mi. south of Wewa. Owner financing.
Phone 229-6961. thru 3/89
acre lots Creekview Estates.
Low down payments easy terms.
Located on Hwy. 386 near Wetappo
Creek. Call 229-6031
House for sale: Nice 2 bdrm. home
at Howard Creek, $22,000. 227-1391.
CREEK VIEW ESTATES
% ACRE CREEKFRONT LOTS
100' x approx. 300' on beautiful Wetap-
po Creek. Shady lots with hardwoods.
Underground utilities. Limited to
single family homes. Low down pay-
ment, easy terms. 229-6031
Three & four bedroom ranch style
houses, Creekview Estates, Wetappo
Creek, on waterfront lots, both with 2
full baths, ch&a, 1g. kitchen. 3 BR has
1350 sq. ft. living area; 4 BR has 1970
sq. ft. Priced for quick sale. Call days
229-6961, nights & weekends, 227-7468.
3 bedroom" house on large lot,
Charles Ave., White City. Phone after
Three 800 sq. ft. ea., 2 bdrm., 1 ba.
apartments. Good rental income. In
excellent condition, located 606 Wood-'
ward. Call for appt. Phone 229-8385 or'
227-1689. tfc 6/2
Buy two houses for the price of one:
3 BR, 2 bath + 2 BR, 1 bath, large lots,
newly remodeled, assumable loan.
Priced $9,000 below appraisal. Asking
$54,000.229904. tfc 6/2
House for sale, 2 bdrm., 1 bath. 110
2nd Ave., Oak Grove. $15,000.229-8693.
2 bedroom partially furnished
mobile home on large fenced lot.'
$18,000. 229-6797.' tfc 6/9
Beautiful % acre and acre mobile
home or single family homesites
available. Owner financing with low
down payment. Great close-in loca-
tion near St. Joe schools and
Contact: Jernyl N. Harper, Licensed
Real Estate Broker, 227-1428.
3 BR, completely remodeled home,
Ig. lot, fruit trees, between St. Joe &
White City. Call 648-8664 week days,
weekends and evenings call 227-7468.
Giant Garage Sale: 24,000 btu air
cond., washer, dryer, kitchen items,
odds & ends, school bus that runs
great, much, much more. Friday, Sat-.
urday and Sunday, 8 to 6. Rain can-
cels. 327 Santa Anna, St. Joe Beach.
Big Garage Sale: Saturday, 8 a.m
Hwy. 98 & Avenue B,. Port St. Joe
Lots of good stuff, come & see.
6-pc. drum set with hi-hat cymbals
& stand & 18' crash/ride w/stand.
New Tama pedal also. Call 227-7380.
1975 22' Penn Yan boat, 235 h.p.
Chrysler inboard. VHF radio, amber
video fish finder, down rigger. With
galvanized trailer, ready to go. $7,000.
Call648-5650 after 6 p.m. 2tc 7/7
18' Orlando Clipper boat powered by
115 h.p. Mercury motor. Included all
boat and fishing equipment. Motor
needs some repairs. $800. 648-5469.
Bunk beds with chest, small table
with toy chest seat, and full mattress
and foundation set. Call 227-1259.
Randallcraft 14' bass boat, 115 h.p.
Mercury motor, trolling motor,
trailer, in excel. cond. Call 227-7400 or
229-8821. Reasonable. 2tp 7/7
'13%' Boston Whaler, galv. trailer,
35 elec. Evinrude, fishing seat, Si-tex
flasher, foot control elec. motor,
$3,500. 227-1166. tfic 5/12
Living room suite, full size sleeper
couch, love seat, 2 end tables, 1 coffee
table. Wicker and glass tables.
Couches are rose, blues, peaches &
cream colors with wicker sides. All
for $600. If you would like to see it call
Top side truck tool boxes, 78" long.
$150 both. 648-8489. tfc 7/7
Pure bred Alaskan Malamute pup-
pies, $150 each (or best offer). Free
mix breed puppies, 648-5462.
8-pc. den set for sale, $300. Ex-
cellent condition. Also hide-a-bed
couch, $200 like new. 648-5462.
Young healthy canaries. $30.
Two twin size captain's beds com-
plete with 4 shelves, 2 drawers & mat-
tress. $100 each. Call 648-8928 after
Two gold living room chairs, good
cond. $35 each. Call 648-5823.
You get out of education what you
put into it. Invest now in your family's
future by purchasing your own set of
Encyclopedia Americana. Many
other fine educational resources are
available at family prices. Call your
Amway Distributor Jimmy and
Jeanette Barnhill at 227-1247 for more
details. 4tp 6/23
Used Sears 4% ton central air unit,
complete with evap. coils & conden-
ser, less blower & ducts. Good cond.
Bargain at $250. If interested call K.
Bowen at 229-6827 or Fr. Thom Cran-
dall at 227-1417. tfic5/26.
Butler's Ornamental Products has
another sale running through July.
Tile tables and 2 benches, $165 plus
tax. Plain tables & 3 benches, $150
plus tax. Pelicans $11. 20% off'
everything else. 648-8926.
1 antique desk, bought in 1850, will
sacrifice, you deliver. 1 new wheel
chair paid $795, will sell for $350. Call
for either at Hurlbut True Value Supp-
ly, phone 227-1525. 3t 6/30
To buy or sell Avon, call 227-1281.
1981 Cutlass Supreme, 6 cyl., p.s.,
p.b., a.c, $2,495. 229-8305 after 5:00.
1984 Mercury Capri, 4 cyl., 4 spd,
a/c, rear defrost, tilt wheel, p/s, p/b,
Kenwood am/fm cassette stereo,
original owner. After 6 p.m., 229-8696
between 8 a.m. 6 p.m., 227-1336, ask:
'85 Olds Cutlass Ciera, p.w., p.l., tilt
wheel, cruise, V-6, auto., a/c, am/fm
cassette. $5,400. 6484489. tfic 6/2
1978 Ford Bronco, see at Dixie Dan-
dy, 511 Hwy. 98, Highland View.
S1983 Nissan Maxima. As is. Taking
sealed bids. Send inquiries to: St. Joe
Papermakers Federal Credit Union,
Attn. Wesley Atkins, Box 236, Port St.
JoeFL tfe 6/23,
1985 Ford Ranger 4x4, automatic,
ps/pb, am/fm cassette, ac, all terrain
tires, low mileage. Call 229-8997 days
or 229-8978 evenings, tfc 6/16
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meetings: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Closed Meeting: Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 4:00 p.m. & Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
All meetings at St. James
Episcopal Church, all times eastern
For further AA information
RGA51215 tfc 6/2
We Buy, Pawn, Sell or Trade
Indian Swamp Campground
Highway C-387 Howard Creek
309 Monument Avenue
JOHN F. LAW
22 Years Experience
Workers Compensation, Occupa-.
tional Diseases, Injuries and Ac-
cidents. No charge for first con-
There will be a stated com-
munication the 1st & 3rd Thurs-
day of each month, 8:00 p.m.
W. T. Pierce, W.M., H. L. Blick,
SEARS IS AS CLOSE AS YOUR
Sears Catalog Sales
Leon Pollock, Owner
410 Reid Avenue tfic 7/7
Stop here first for a complete
306 Reid Avenue -
: tfc 7/7
Do you need someone to run errands
such as pickup medicine, buy gro-
ceries or get your mail? Call Wes
Ramsey at 229-6506. 2tc 6/30
We want to clean your house or con-
do. Call Sharon Powell, 227-1674.
Spaces for Lease
B (904) 648-8201
P.O. BOX 13342
MEXICO BEACH, FL 32410
& Income Tax
Wauneta Brewer St. Joe Beach
James C. Parker
Phone (904) 227-7336
REMODELING Home or Business
New or Old, Let Me Do It All
17 yrs. exp. Free Estimates
Jim Scoggins, 229-8320
Good pictures at good
227-7469 tic 7/7
I think it was something I ate.
kills bugs for up to
and saves you about $100 yearly
in costly pest control services.
Hurlbut Supply Co.
300 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida
D&V PAINTING & WALLPAPER
Call Skip or Barbara at 639-2015,
Wewa. 4tc 6/30
PRESSURE WASH CLEANING
Service Homes, Trailers,
Commercial Buildings, etc.
Ed Mosley, 227-1209
BURKETT & HALL
Over 30 Years Experience
Home Heat Pump Lawn &
Garden Sprinkler Systems
& Irrigation Specialists
Steve Burkett Wendell Hall
(904) 871-0964 (904) 871-0350
130 Gulf St. St. Joe Beach
10 to 6, Tues. thru Fri.,
Saturday by appointment
Owners: Gayle & John Tatum
C.R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clear-
ing, septic tanks, drain fields, fill
Rt. 2, Box AtC, Port St. Joe
*" :. '.. tfc6/2
New Construction &
Day: 6484-8539 or Night 648-5108
P. 0. BOX 372.
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456
THE LAUNDRY ROOM
408,Reid Ave. 229-6954
Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m. 8 p.m
Sun. 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
Self service or drop/off
BRIGGS & STRATTON]
Bob's Small Engine
St. Joe Beach, FL
* Edgers Weedeaters Outboards
* Commercial Building
* Residential Building
* Cabinet Work
Gen. Con. RG 0033843
GLEN F. COMBS 227-1689
P.O BOX 456
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
5B & H CONSTRUCTION & SIDING
Vinyl Siding Storm Windows
Roofing and Gutters
CALL DOYLE BROOKS
648-8646 6130 thru August
ANIMAL BEAUTY CARE
327 Santa Anna St., St. Joe Beach 648-8307
HANNON REALTY, Inc.
221 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe, FL
FRANK HANNON, Broker
Margaret Hale 648-5659 Roy Smith
Frances Chason 229-8747
Ann Six 229-6392 HOMES
Port St. Joe, New Listing: Charming older home on corner lot. 2 bedroom, 1% bath, Florida room.
Double carport, large storage room. Only $37,500.
New Listing: White City, Well kept 3 bedroom, 1 bath frame house with pine siding, located on 2
75'xl50' lots on quiet paved street. Satellite dish, new pump, deck, new central heat & air, large
storage building, many extras. Only $32,000.
Port St. Joe, New Listing: Large older home on 2 lots, $40,000.
White City, New Listing: Completely remodeled 3 bedroom, 1 bath frame home, screen porch,
new pump, new well. Assumable mortgage. Reduced to $29,000.
Gulf Aire, New Listing: Prime location Gulf view, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, screen porch, decks, double
car garage. $135,000.
Mexicz Beach: 3 bedroom, 1 bath house on nigg corner lot, $50,000.
Port St. Joe: PRICE REDUCED on this 3 bedroom, 1 bath home in perfect condition. Central heat
& air, carpet, mini blinds, ceiling fans, outside storage. Now only $48,000.
Port St. Joe: Good investment on this duplex. Owner will finance. $48,500.
Port St. Joe: Good starter home in convenient location, 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Central heat & air,
carpets. Only $22,000.
Port St. Joe: Attractive 3 bedroom 1% bath home on quiet tree lined street. Has extra large kit-
chen, double car garage. Only $55,000.
Beacon Hill: Charming 2 bedroom cottage fully furnished including dishwasher, deep freezer,
washer, dryer, gas stove, refrigerator. Has new carport, fenced yard. Asking $45,000.
Mexico Beach: Easy living in this energy efficient cottage close to beach. Has central heat & air,
fan, fireplace, ceramic tile in bath & kitchen, asking $50,000. Owner will listen to offers.
Oak Grove: Possible owner financing on this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, screen porch, outside
storage. $37,000 asking price. Make an offer!
St. Joe Beach: 2 bedroom, 1 bath, central heat & air, carpet, new kitchen, deck, gulf view. Only
North Port SL Joe: 3 bedroom, I bath, remodeled kitchen, new roof. Now only $12,500.
s( 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.
Port SL Joe: Two choice 30'x90' lotsI ~ lv with brick wall rights on one side. Price
reduced to $16,000. WYP W
Howard Creek: OwnerTu hls loU0i'x218'.
St. Joe Beach: 2 lots on high gre,,Wach. Owner will listen to offers.
Ward Ridge: 2 lots 75'xl85' each to be sold together. $16,000.
Mexico Beach: Owner wants to sell. 2 lots beachside of Hwy. 98. Can be used commercial, make
Mexico Beach: Texas Drive, $10,000.
St. Joe Beach: Price reduced on corner lot, $10,500.
St. Joseph Shores: 80' Gulf Front, Hwy. 98 to water.
Port St. Joe: Close to business district 50x170', $8,000.
St. Joe Beach: Large tract 231' on Highway and waterfront.
White City: (anal lot reduced to $28,000.
Highland View: 2 bedroom, 1 bath waterfront home with central heat & air, deck, garage, $285 per
Port St. Joe: Upstairs apartment 3 bedroom 1 bath, $250 monthly.
Port St. Joe: 3 bedroom, 1 bath apartment, $250.00 a month.
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Page 8B The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, July 7,1988
Unsightly Areas Target of Committee
The Port St. Joe Beautification Committee is
attempting to rid the city of such scenes as the one
shown above, taken in the downtown section of Port St.
The Committee has a goal of educating people not
to throw their candy wrappers, sandwich napkins,
efforts of many, many Floridians;
that effort has had my full support as
"Our second prong of attack on
pollution of the Bay has been to
provide extensive state financial and
technical assistance to the small
communities surrounding the Bay, so
that modern sewage treatment would
be available to avoid pollution. We in
the Legislature have appropriated $15
million in the last five years for
everything from a dumping station for
waste from septic tanks to sewage
treatment plants in Apalachicola,
Eastpoint, Carrabelle, and Lanark
Village. We even provided funds to
pay the sewer hook-up. fees for poor
individuals after these sewers were
complete. We provided funds to
develop a comprehensive plan for
Franklin County, which is currently
being developed. I have a commit-
ment from the Department of Com-
munity Affairs to help us complete
needed sewage treatment in the next
two budget cycles, which will cost
somewhere in the neighborhood of
another $15 million. As the Senator for
the area, I will be working for this
funding, and based on past success,
we can look forward to completing
"We at the state level have
developed research, testing, and
enforcement activities that directly
benefit the oystermen in the Bay. In
1980 we built a laboratory in Franklin
County, so that water quality tests
drink cans and cups and other debris down on the
ground when they finish with it. The result of such
habits is scenes like the one shown above.
The purpose of the committee is to enlist the
cooperation of all the citizens of Port St. Joe to keep our
city beautiful by our own good housekeeping habits.
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area. Fast action by my office, the
state and federal government, and
on-going programs like oyster relay-
ing, helped during that time of-crisis. I
personally solicited food contributions
from major grocery chains, which
were trucked into the disaster area.
During the rebuilding process, I was.
able. to get private landowners to
donate fill dirt to repair vital
"This last session, I included an
experimental program to help deve-
lop ways to handle seafood waste (like
crab viscera). Disposal of this waste
can be a problem in low-lying areas,
and I look forward to additional help
for the seafood industry's environ-
"Let me reiterate the commit-
ment of myself and many others-
both elected officials and staff person-
nel-to the future health of Apalachi-
cola Bay and the oyster industry..
Without my efforts over the more than
25 years and the efforts of hundreds of
others, there would not be over 7,000
acres of productive public oystering
areas, and 800 people holding oyster
harvesting licenses in Apalachicola
Bay at all. Instead, the Bay would be a
polluted wasteland and an economic
disaster." Our problems there are.
complex, and solutions we develop
must be long-range and well thought
"Of all the counties I have
represented at one time or another
over these decades, none has more
could be done more quickly locally,
instead of going through Jacksonville.
We are spot checking size of oysters
and bag limits at Checkpoint Stations,
to protect the future of the oyster.
crop. We started a program to develop
new oyster bars in 1971; the State of
Florida pays oystermen to tong
oysters from polluted, or marginal
areas and re-plant them in clean
areas that eventually become healthy
oyster bars. Since 1982, $1.9 million
has been paid directly to hundreds of
individuals during times when oyster
areas were closed seasonally, or
because of pollution, or from hurri-
cahes. This program has added
almost 400 acres of productive public,
oyster bars for our future needs in the
last two years alone, and we expect to
add 200 to 300, more acres with the
dollars appropriated this year.
"In 1980, sensational news stories
about deaths from hepatitis from
eating oysters almost destroyed the
oyster industry. The Governor and
your legislative delegation were suc-
cessful in getting Franklin County
declared a disaster area-the first-
ever disaster areas caused by media
coverage rather than a natural
disaster! Low-cost loans and public
assistance programs helped the de-
vastated area. I even brought Mel
Tillis to town and we ran photos in the
national news of M-M-Mel and me
"The hurricanes of 1985-Elena
and Kate-also ripped up the Bay
Report Status Change to S.S.
People in the North Florida area checks. -Medical improve:
should promptly report any changes A person should let Social Secur- disabled person;
that may affect their monthly bene- ity know if he or she starts or stops
fits. working or if 1988 earnings will be -A student 18 or
People who do not report may
become overpaid and have to return
some of this money later. Also, they
may have to pay a penalty.
The most common cause of
overpayments-in six out of ten
cases-is too much earnings from
Some payments must be withheld
from a person under 70 whose 1988
earnings exceeds a certain amount:
$8,400 if the person is 65 through 69; or
$6,120 if the person is under 65. If a
person goes over the limit, $1 in
benefits is withheld for each $2 of
annual earnings above the limit. Also,
there is a monthly test that applies in
the first year of retirement.
There are different rules, which
include medical considerations, if a
person works while getting disability
history, natural beauty, or harder-
working people than Franklin County.
At the same time, because of its
delicate ecology, none have more
environmental problems. I have ad-
dressed those problems with every
ounce of concern, commitment, and
energy that I possess.
"I am saddened by the conflict,
misunderstanding, and frustration
" that exists among the various inter-
ests in that county today. With all of us
working together-as we have in the
past-I am sure we can reach a
solution which will serve not only the
people of Franklin County, but those
of the rest of Florida, who care about
the environment, and people every-
where who enjoy Apalachicola sea-
From the teachings of Baha'u'llah, Founder
of the Baha'i Faith...
Oneness of God
Oneness of mankind
Common foundation of all religions
Individual search for truth
.Elimination of prejudice of all kinds
Universal auxiliary language
. Equality of men and women
Harmony of science and religion
Elimination of extremes of wealth and
Universal peace upheld by a world
Protection of cultural diversity
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higher than reported earlier. A person
should do this any time during the
year there is a change. The easiest
way to report is by phone.
Also, Social Security should be
notified of certain other changes that
often lead to overpayments such as:
-Death or marriage;
ment of a
attending school full time; ana
-A parent or other payee no
longer has custody of a child or other
More information about reporting
requirements can be obtained from
any Social Security office located near
HIGHLAND VIEW BAPTIST CHURCH
Corner of Fourth Street and Second Avenue
SUNDAY SCHOOL ................. ............. 9:45A.M.
WORSHIP SERVICE ............ ............ 11:00 A.M. & 7:00 P.M.
CHURCH TRAINING (Sunday) .............. ............. 6:00 P.M.
MID-WEEK PRAYER (Wednesday)......................... 7:00 P.M.
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Port St. Joe
THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
SUNDAY SCHOOL.... 9:30 a.m. EVENING WORSHIF ... 7:30 p.m.
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 a.m. BIBLE STUDY,
METHODIST YOUTH WEDNESDAY..... 9:30a.m.
FELLOWSHIP ... 5:30 p.m. THURSDAY ...... 7:30 p.m.
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252 Avenue E Port St Joe, Florida Church Phone 22948137
Pastor: Rev. Napoleon Pittman
11:00 A.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.......... 1st-6th Grade
7:30 P.M. Bible Study & Fellowship
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