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FIFTIETH YEAR, NUMBER 51
It was a packed meeting room their pro
which greeted the Gulf County Sev(
Commission Tuesday night, as resi- express<
dents of St. Joe Beach gathered to air drainage
their concerns over drainage prob- vidual c
lems in their area, only to leave after left dur
not getting to express themselves and apologize
Industry-Deep Water Port-Fine People-Safest Beaches In Florida
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 1988
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Victims Flood Meeting Room
Orders Engineering of Beach to
blems. problem had been thrust on them mingham attempt
al of the departing residents during the meeting, those not listed
I their concern over their If you gathered by this report that speak, but few di(
problems privately to indi- all was not sweetness and light in large number of
emission members as they Tuesday's meeting, you gathered Finally, Bin
ig a recess and offered correctly. Mrs. Marion I
for the manner in which the Commission Chairman Doug Bir- self-styled indepe
pted to give time for
on the agenda to
d, due probably to the
ningham called on
Hough, who is a
ndent candidate run-
rt Long Range
ing for County Commissioner from
District 3. Having declared herself a
candidate after filing an Undue
Burden Affidavit which says. she is
unable to pay the qualifying fee, Mrs.
Hough has since been attending all
County Commission meetings, inter-
jecting her views at every possible
Even though she is a resident of
Beacon Hill and not a victim of the
storm flooding, Mrs. Hough took the
podium as spokesman for those who
were victims at Tuesday's meeting
and proceeded to question members
of the audience as to the extent of their
A few were willing to state the
amounts of their damages, but most
kept quiet, except to interject per-
sonal views during the evening.
When Mrs. Hough started ques-
tioning the Commission and Road
Department superintendent, Bob Les-
ter, trying to prove it was somebody's
negligence which caused the flood,
attorney William J. Rish interrupted
to advise Mrs. Hough she couldn't
question county employees. "You
have filed a suit against this county
and as their attorney, I'm advising
them not to say anything because this
thing could go to court, where their
statements should be presented".
Mrs. Hough countered with, "I
have filed a Mandamus, not a suit.
Don't you know what a suit is"?
Rish replied, "You're mighty
right, I know what a suit is. What you
have filed is a suit and I'm advising
this commission and their employees
not to answer any of your questions at
this time in face of it".
Hough has filed a Mandamus
against the,. county asking the
court to order certain procedures
SA full house of visitors greeted the County Commission Tuesday night, as complaints about a storm water drainage system which allowed their property
they gathered for their business session. The visitors were there to issue to be flooded in St. Joe Beach last week.
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Democrats Sponsoring Forums, Rallies
The Gulf County Democratic
Executive Committee will sponsor
and conduct five public exposures of
the candidates for the Democratic
nomination during the next 10 days,
according to Selma Shoemaker, chair-
For years in the past, the
Democratic committee has sponsored
several rallies throughout the county
every week end for a month prior to
the first primary election, but this
year, this practice is different.
The committee has arranged for a
forum in both the north and south ends
of the county, as well as a special
forum for the Senior Citizens Center.
In addition, two out-door public rallies
will be held prior to the first primary.
The first of the forums will be held
in Wewahitchka this evening, when
candidates for County Commission
District 1 and candidates for the office
of Sheriff will appear in the Wewa-
hitchka High School Commons. The
session will begin at 6:00 p.m., central
The second forum will be in the
Senior Citizens Center in Port St. Joe
Tuesday, August 30 at 6:00 p.m.,
eastern time. Candidates for School
Board, Districts 3 and 4 and the sheriff
candidates will be on the program.
The last of three forums will be in
the Port St. Joe High School Commons
area Thursday,' September 1 at 6:00
p.m., eastern time. This forum will
feature County Commission candi-
dates from Districts 3 and 5 and the
The forums will follow a question
and answer formats, where members
of the audience may ask questions of
the various candidates.
Saturday, August 27 and Satur-
say, September 3, the old fashioned
and very familiar political rallies will
be held in the county.
The first rally will be Saturday,
August 27 at the City Park in
Wewahitchka. The speaking will
begin at 5:00 p.m., central time, with
all candidates for public office
allowed to speak to the audience.
Saturday, September 3, at 5:00
p.m., eastern time, the rally will be
moved to the Florida Bank Park in
Port St. Joe, where all candidates will
again be allowed to speak.
Shoemaker says the rallies and
the forums are being held as a part of
the voter awareness activities of the
Only Democratic candidates have
qualified for the primaries in Gulf
County races and will be involved in
the September and October pri-
marines. A smattering of Republican
and Independent candidates have
declared their intention to face the
Democratic nominees in the Novem-
ber general election.
Gulf County has approximately
7,200 registered Democrats and about
75 registered Republicans on its voter
to be done in the St. Joe Beach
area. The Commission had not
been served with the suit prior to
the meeting Tuesday night.
Road Superintendent Lester was
allowed to report his people were
working ditches in St. Joe Beach on
Friday, Monday and Tuesday until the
heavy rains started. "We. had equip-
ment problems during the time, but
we were working on the ditches",
Claims the flood-which resulted
in a lake 100 yards wide and from one
to four feet deep along Americus
Avenue-were the result of extensive
filling operations in Sea Shores Subdi-
vision were aired and Mrs. Jean
Arnold said water was still seeping
out of the subdivision onto her
Birmingham said the work at Sea
Shores wasn't under their responsibil-
ity. "They had to get the approval of
the state's Department of Environ-
mental Regulation to fill in that area.
We had no decision in the matter", the
ASK FOR ASSISTANCE
William Parris finally removed
the personalities from the discussion
when he took the floor and said, "We
had a real frog strangler out there for
a few hours like we have never had
before. I understand somebody saw
an alligator drown", he quipped in
pointing out that most residents of the
area understood the heavy rains were
at fault in the flooding. In addition to
asking for relief of some sort from
future floods, Parris asked that a
ditch in the Santa Anna Street area be
returned to the original property
owners since it didn't drain water and
it was not maintained.
Ralph Nance, who said he had
lived in the same house for 40 years
and"'had sonme-flooding" saTid-eleft
home in a blinding rain about 1:30,
driving down Americus Street. "When
I returned three hours later, the entire
area was flooded. This is the second
time in 40 years I have seen this
situation in my neighborhood, but it
was a little higher this time than it
was at the last flood". Nance said the
elevation of the homes in the area
was partially responsible for the
A resident of the neighborhood
reported he had a six and a half inch
rain gauge and the three hour deluge
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A joint operation by the Port St.
Joe Police Department and the Gulf
County Sheriff's Department has
resulted in the arrest of eight people
for possession and sale of illegal drugs
in the Port St. Joe area over the week
Arrested were a Madison "deliv-
ery" person and seven Port St. Joe
dealers and users in the sweep which
lasted over a period of four days
during the past week.
Arrested Wednesday of last week
were David King Tice, 34, of Madison,
charged with possession of crack
cocaine and suspected of being the
delivery connection into Port St. Joe
and Linda Jean Hill, 30, of 246 Avenue
D, charged with the sale of crack
Arrested Thursday were Olden
Wyatt, 29,289 Avenue A, charged with
the sale of crack cocaine, Harold
Farmer, 34, 305 Avenue B., charged
with possession of cocaine; Pa'ul
Walker, 24, 323 Avenue A, charged
with sale and possession of crack.
Arrested Friday was a Port St.
Joe juvenile, charged with the sale of
Monday, the net turned up
Derrick Alvin Chambers, 21, 419 Main
Street, charged with the sale of crack
and Marion Leon Ware, 20, 305 Avenue
C, charged with delivery of crack to a
person under 18 years of age.
Tice is still in Gulf County jail
facing a $20,000 bond, while the
juvenile has been turned over to the
division of youth services. Hill, Wyatt,
Walker, Chambers and Ware all face
$50,000 bonds. Farmer was released
on his own recognizance.
Sheriff Harrison said the arrests
came as the result of a joint
undercover operation to identify the
dealers. He estimated the amount of
crack cocaine recovered in the sweep
at approximately $1,500.
"The 'delivery' charge resulted
when we caught the dealer turning a
quantity over to the juvenile to sell.
They do this because they know the
juvenile will not be dealt with as
harshly as they if anybody gets
caught", Sheriff Harrison said.
"This is the first time we have
been able to catch an adult supplying
a juvenile", the Sheriff pointed out.
School Bus, 3 Cars Bump In Accidents
Two automobile accidents in the Port St: Joe area last Thursday
afternoon dented a few fenders and resulted in nearly an hour of sitting in the
hot sun inside a school bus for a group of students, but there were no other
The first of the accidents, which weren't much more than
fender-benders, happened on Fifth Street in Highland View, when a school
bus attempted a left turn into Second Avenue and rubbed up against an
automobile waiting in the intersection for the school bus to maneuver the
Mrs. Betty Curlee, driving the bus load of students, said she had made a
detour from her regular route and was attempting a turn into Second
Avenue when the side of her bus rubbed against the left front fender of a
sedan being driven by Frank Watson.
The kids in the bus were suffering from the heat, Mrs. Curlee was
suffering from embarrassment and Watson just wanted to get on his way, as
police held them all at the scene while an investigation was made.
The second crash of the afternoon occurred about an hour later at the
intersection of Highway 98 and Allen Memorial Way.
According to Port St. Joe Police, Monique Coleman of Apalachicola was
headed toward Apalachicola on Highway 98, when Jerry Clayton of
Carrabelle, driving in the same direction, slowed his car to make a left turn
into Allen Memorial Way.
Colemarl's car didn't slow in time and struck Clayton's car in the rear,
causing it to spin around in the road.
There were no injuries reported, but Coleman's vehicle suffered an
estimated $2600 in damages while Clayton's had an estimated $400 in
Coleman was charged with careless driving.
The school bus and Watson's Mercury sedan is shown in the photo above
left, while Monique Coleman's late model Cougar is shown in the photo on the
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It's To Our
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25,1988
Two amendments will be on Florida's ballot in November
which we find it easy to support. Both have been reported as
having sufficient signatures to petitions to insure their being
placed on the ballot for a decision by the voters of our state.
One of these amendments is possibly an emotional one, but
one which is very important to Florida.
The amendment to declare English as the official language
may seem superfluous to some, but it is becoming more and
more important every day. It should be a matter of course that
a state in an English-speaking nation should have that nation's
language as its official language. That is, it should be
understood that public signs in Florida should be printed in
English'. But, that isn't always the case: especially in the
southern portion of our state. The farther south one goes the
more English is being displaced as the predominant language
We have nothing at all against the Spanish language. We
think it is a beautiful language. We took it for two years in high
school a long time ago and found it a very easy language to
learn. Spanish is one of the romantic languages.
Florida, however, is in the United States, which speaks
Speaking several different languages seems innocent
enough and it seems to be the humane thing to do to make some
of our public notices in Spanish as well as English. Even
instructions, in appliances one buys these days, has directions
and instructions in both Spanish and English. That's how far the
division of the spoken word has become in our nation.
Reading the papers the other day, we learned that Burma,
which is upset by revolts and unrest now, has some seven
different languages spoken there, causing mis-understanding
among the people.
In Canada, only a few miles to the north, we all saw the
problems caused recently by the division of the English and the
French speaking people.
We have enough problems in our state and in our nation
without the problems of two languages being spoken. It is the
natural thing to do to shun the unknown. The longer we indulge
the Spanish-speaking people, the longer they will put off
learning English. It's to both our advantage that English be
In all likelihood the County Commission meeting was full
Tuesday night, with people from the St. Joe Beach area
complaining about the water they had in their houses and on
Water in a person's home or on his property is a very
traumatic thing to have happen to a person. After all, a home is
the most important investment most people make in their
entire IiV'es and it is a subject near and dear to their heart.
" Anything which threatens the well-being of our home is an
important issue. As emotional as the gun control matter is, the
example of allowing the heads of family to purchase guns to
"protect their home" is a very powerful argument in favor of
continued gun ownership in these United States.
So, when these people showed up in the County
Commission-and we're sure they were there-it was to discuss
a matter close to where they live. It was serious business.
We're also sure the County Commission heard these people
out with compassion, understanding and a pledge to do
whatever they could do to keep the situation from happening
again in the future.
All this assurance sounded good at the time, but in truth,
the County Commission can do very little to keep water off
people's property in several places in the county, if
circumstances are just right at any given time. Gulf County is
too low and the coastal areas too flat to do a job with drainage
which will guarantee no more flooding in the future.
We're sure the Commission will do what they can to
alleviate the problem, but we also hope the people will
understand that what with our location, there can be no
Hunker Down with Kes
by Kesley Colbert
Dave Finished College
Under the G.I. Bill
It appears I've made a slight
oversight in not reporting this before
now but let's get the record straight. I
didn't go to Vietnam. I graduated
from college in 1969 and I'm a month
or two or three past my forty-first bir-
thday. My generation fought that war.
To this day I'm not sure how I missed
it. They just never sent for me. My
family didn't have any money and
certainly no influence; although my
Dad was a good friend of the police
chief, Mr. Aaron Pinson.
I didn't go to college to avoid the
draft. I went to college because my
Dad left school after the third grade
and my Mom married Dad before she
could finish high school. My parents,
in kind of a backward way,
understood the importance of educa-
tion. They insisted that their sons go
to college. They spent money they
didn't have to get me in school. They
mortgaged everything they had to
keep me there.
We kept up with the war. I had
college classmates who admitted they
were in school to avoid the draft.
Although I didn't know any, I read of
those fleeing to Canada to avoid Viet-
nam. I disagreed with that then and I
still do. We had students who would
hold symposiums to denounce the
war. Most of them had long hair and
wore horn-rimmed glasses. They lik-
ed Jane Fonda. I disagreed with that
then and I still do.
I was a junior when they did away
with the college deferment. No longer
could you avoid the draft by simply
being in college. I agreed with that.
The symposium guys didn't. I went
for my Army physical that summer.
My next book may be about that ex-
perience. I stood around all day in my
underwear with about nine hundred
other guys. They poked you, tested
you, reflexed you, hurried you up,
checked you for color blindness, bent
you over, yelled at you some and
never smiled. I didn't mind the ordeal
or the long lines, mostly I was embar-
rassed and cold. About two weeks
later I got my letter I was classified
That same year they had a lottery
that I was interested in. To select the
order people would be drafted they
drew "days" out of the hopper.
September the 14th was the first day
selected. I remember that 'cause it
was my little brother's birthday. A
Letters to the Editor:
Don't Nix Short
Shame on Shad!
Who stands so tall as to stoop so
low as to call anyone "Shorty"?
Shame, shame, shame on you, Shad!
Sure is good that neither Ross
Perot, Spud Webb nor Napoleon ever
knew Shad-for the tallest of these
three-Mr. Webb, of slam dunk fame,
only stands five feet, six inches.
few months later he was out of college
and in the army. And a few months
later he was in Vietnam. My birthday
was the 329th one selected and the
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Napoleon, at five feet, three
inches and a bad arm to boot, surely
would've been classified 4-F by Shad ,
and would not have conquered most of
the Known World. Someone should
have told him he was far too short.
IBM must have measured Ross
Perot for he is just barely three inches
over the five foot mark. Can anyone
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Wesley R. Ramseym.
Republicans Seemed Organized, Democrats Appeared Tense
IF I WERE FROM another planet
and just came to the United States of
America two weeks before the Demo-
cratic National Convention in Atlanta,
and all I had watched on TV since that
time had been the Democratic and
Republican national conventions, who
would I cast my vote for in
In the first place, I have to
assume that I listened to both
conventions and observed the ma-
neuverings of both conventions in an
unbiased manner and could arrive at
my decision based only on what I had
seen and heard.
Of course, drawing such a conslu-
sion would necessarily require that
my thoughts on the matter be
completely unfettered with any pre-
conceived opinions one way or an-
In such a situation, I think it
would be no contest for whom I would
cast my vote in November. If I were to
make an opinion strictly on what I had
heard and observed of the conven-
tions, I would be forced to cast my
vote for the Republicans when No-
vember rolled around. Making the
decision wouldn't even be close.
FROM THE VIEWPOINT of my
old black recliner which has had 20
years of learning to accept the burden
of my relaxed body in the most
comforting manner and which sits at
a perfect vantage point to the TV
screen which sits across the room, I
had a perfect view of what was going
on and between snatches of reading
the newspaper on the day, I saw the
drama of both conventions unfold.
Admitted, I wasn't there for every
minute of every session. Most nights, I
saw no more than half the daily
session, but, let's face it: on most
nights, half the session was more than
enough to understand and have a full
grasp of what was going on in both
conventions. They build more than a
little fluff into these political conven-
tions. Neither had any sense of
mystique or suspense except the
question of who would win the second
place nomination for both parties.
Mercifully, I missed the diatribe
of the man from Arkansas who
addressed the Democratic convention
in making the nomination of Mike
Dukakis as the Demo standard
NEITHER OF THE candidates
were seriously contested, so that
couldn't be a deciding factor in
coming to the conclusion to cast a
particular vote when it really counted.
The thing from the conventions
which would have encouraged me to
make that choice was the addresses
* by the presidential candidates, them-
Too, the Democratic convention
seemed to be continuously charged
with the electricity of trying to keep
the lid on a potentially unpleasant
situation. It was more like an armed
truce as the final decision was brought
about. Too much of Dukakis' speech
was taken up in placating losers and
attacking the other side. He spent
very little time in telling us what he
would do if he were elected President.
To me, that situation was a big
turn-off from the Democratic conven-
tion and I'm sure it was for others as
A lot of us vote at times on a local
question, selecting one person just to
keep from voting for the other one.
In a presidential election, we
can't do that. Nor can we allow
ourselves the luxury of voting for a
candidate simply because he happens
to appeal to us. Actually, if we voted
for this reason this year, we'd all have
to vote for both men since both are
very personable. Both are reserved to
about the same extent which tends to
lend credence to what they do say
when they talk.
A man who uses these seldom
explosions of conversation to depre-
cate his opponent rather than extol his
own virtues has wasted a golden
opportunity in my book.
ON THE OTHER hand, the
Republicans gave the indication of
being of one accord, without strife or
discord and their standard bearer
spent 90 percent of his time telling of
positive things he stood for and would
work for. That made Mr. Bush points
in my book which will be hard for Mr.
Dukakis to overcome.
Too, Mr. Bush spoke positively
about things which I think are basic to
this nation's well being.
He spoke with approval for
allowing prayer in schools. He spoke
adamantly in favor of pupils being
required to repeat the Pledge of
Allegiance each and every morning
before class. He spoke of strengthen-
ing the family unit as a means of
strengthening our nation. He spoke of
continuing to keep our nation strong
and using this strength as a means to
persuade others that we are serious
about maintaining our freedom and
the freedom of others.
In all the Republican convention
and the address by George Bush were
both very up-beat in my opinion and
did "the other party" a world of good.
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August 31 1:40 a.m.
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by Wendell Campbell
A Test of True Friendship
SEVERAL YEARS AGO, long before I had even though of marriage,
I was dating a young lady and we were getting along famously. It was
springtime and I was taking a night course at the university.
One night the professor gave us a "pop" test and we were allowed to
leave when we finished. The class normally lasted until 10 p.m., but I
' finished a little before eight and headed to my lady friend's house.
I will surprise her, I thought, by getting there early. Surprise her I
Just before I stepped upon the front porch, I heard the unmistakable,
Smelodious voice of one of my close friends, singing a love song. Shortly
after I knocked on the door there was a serious confrontation.
SHAD PHANTRY SAYS that a person is lucky if it takes two hands on
which to count their close, personal friends. Most people, he contends,,
can count their real friends on one hand with two fingers missing.
The question, I have learned, is not how good your friends are, but,
what it boils down to is, how good a friend are you?
Let's admit it: we are all selfish, but some of us are more selfish than
BELOW ARE A FEW multiple choice questions that may shed some
light on how good a friend you are. Score three points for selecting
number 1, two points for number 2 and one point for number 3. This test is
for men only. The test for women will follow at a later date.. .much later.
'Like, after I'm dead.
-1) Your best friend is in a poker game and needs $114.50 to call a bet
on a full house (three sevens, two dueces) and he is broke. You have
$115.00 cash to pay for your wife's face lift the following morning (the
down payment, understand). Would you, A) Give him the $115.00? B)
Play like you're drunk and don't have the money? C) Get up and run out
of the room?
-2) You and your friend are driving home from a party and are
involved in a minor accident. Your friend is passed out and it is dark and
the people in the other car are unable to get out. Would you, A) Get out
and assist the other people, admitting that you were the driver? B) Move
your friend over into the driver's seat and then assist the other people? C).
Get out and run back. to the party and inquire as to your friend's
-3) You, your wife and your best friend are hopelessly lost and
deserted on an island while out boating. After three months pass and you
realizesthe rest of your lives will be spent on this island, would you, A)
Share your wife equally with your friend? B) Only let him hold her hand
and kiss her while you watch? C) Tie yourself face to face with your wife
--4) Your best friend calls you in the middle of the night stating that
his mother-in-law has just arrived unexpectedly and he doesn't have
room for her at his house. He asks if you will put her up for several days
until he can find a reason to send her back home. Would you, A) Tell him
to send her right over? B) Pretend the phone is out of order and you can't
hear a word he is saying? C) Tell him in no uncertain terms what he can
do with his mother-in-law and your friendship?
I REALIZE THISis not a real comprehensive test, but it covers some
of the basic points. Score yourself on the following scale:
10 to 12 points. You are a friend indeed. Call me. I want to be one of
your best friends.
6 to 9 points. You are still a friend but getting close to normal. Don't
call me, I'll call you.
Zero to 5 points. Normal. There are millions like you walking the
streets at this very moment. Forget you read this article.
Ralph' Roberson, left, hosted the dinner meeting,
Introducing Congressman Bill Nelson, center, who was
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Three Wewa People Killed In Accident
Three Wewahitchka women were
killed Sunday night in a collision
between two cars on State Road 22
Wandell Laurimore, 32, Virginia
Armstrong, 72 and Geraldine Crutch-
field, 29, all of Wewahitchka, died at
the scene, according to the Florida
Passengers in the Laurimore
vehicle, suffering serious injuries
were Jason Laurimore, 9, Donna
Marie Laurimore, 15 and Hazel
Simmons, 50, all of Wewahitchka.
They were all admitted to Bay
Medical Center for treatment.
Anthony Otis Prater of Panama
City was the driver of the other car in
the head-on collision.
The FHP report shows Prater was
driving west on State 22 at a high rate
of speed, when his car crossed over
into the eastbound lane, attempting to
pass another vehicle, when he crashed
into the Laurimore vehicle.
The Patrol report said the acci-
dent happened on a straight, level
road no curves and no rain.
The highway fatality is still under
investigation to determine what
charges should be filed.
Riding In A Space Shuttle Is A
Thrill Impossible to Relate
"Riding in a space shuttle is a
thrill it's impossible to describe, but
it's also a very busy time in a person's
life", Congressman Bill Nelson told a
packed St. Joseph Bay Country Club
restaurant last Thursday.
Congressman Nelson was speak-
ing to a combined meeting of the
Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary clubs, as
well as a number of civic and business
leaders of the Port St. Joe area.
Nelson, a member of the Con-
gressional committee on space, em-
phasized that now is no time to slack
up on the space program. "Even
though we have suffered a national
tragedy which was caused by inexcus-
able human mistakes, we have also
spent 25 years and sent up 55 manned
missions without a fatality. Nobody
said the risks weren't great on every
flight, because they are. Still, we have
much to learn and we have much to
benefit from our work in outer space".
The Congressman declared the
benefits to space are enormous. "We
use the pay-offs from the space
program every day to make a better
life", the speaker said. He listed such
things as the Pacemaker for human
hearts, the- electronic hand held
calculator, communications satel-
lites, the insulin pump, wrist watches
and clocks accurate to the 100th of a
second and many other benefits too
numerous to mention.
He told of an experiment with
growing crystals in outer space on his
mission, which are proving beneficial
in the fight against cancer. "These
things are proving they work as
expected and will be a very important
tool in fighting this dreaded disease in
just a short time", Nelson said.
As for the experience in space,
Nelson said one just has to relax to go
to sleep while floating in the air. (The
ultimate in air mattresses). He told of
one crewman who did go to sleep,
suspended in the air, lazily floating
abbut the cabin. "He got in the way of
, our work, so I got a piece of heavy
later shown around the community by William J. Rish,
right, and Roberson.
tape and stuck him to the wall out of
our way", Nelson said.
He pointed out the method of
eating in space is far advanced over
the Russians, who are still using
, squeeze tubes. "Our food is freeze
dried and we just add a little moisture
and eat it", he said.
Nelson said the sight of earth
from 225 miles in the sky is
unbelievably beautiful. "It's also an
awesome sight to see this beautiful
colorful ball, just hanging in the black
emptiness of space with no visible
means of support or stability", he
The speaker predicted the space
program will go on and that it is
possible and probable that man will
travel to Mars in our lifetime.
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voters provide proper identification
before they will be permitted to vote.
The following will be acceptable:
voter identification card; Florida
drivers license; or any identification
which has your name, address and
signature, as it appears on the
Supervisor of Elections records. Any-
one who cannot provide any identifi-
cation, will be required to sign an
affadavit, which is a time consuming
process and therefore will slow down
the orderly processing of voters.
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office of Cora Sue Robinson, Supervi-
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Page 4A The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, August 25, 1988
Retired Groups to Hear
About Caribbean Cruise
A special meeting for members of
the AARP and the NRTA will be held
Saturday, August 27 at the Port St. Joe
Library at 11:00 a.m. Stiles and Zelda
Brown will have brochures covering
the Caribbean Cruise aboard the
Nieuw Amsterdam, the beautiful new
Flagship of the Holland American
Lines. Ports of call include Ocho Rios,
Jamaica, The Grand Cayman Islands
and Mexico. Round the clock enter-
tainment, marvelous food, spacious
state rooms and no tipping are
Those interested are urged to
attend the meeting and find out all
about it and reserve their space at this
meeting. Refreshments will be
Baptist Women at First Baptist Mexico Beach sponsor Language Mission
for August. For this event the ladies prepared health kits for the Baptist
Centers. Shown left to right are: Barbara Harmon, June Cabaniss, Barbara
Mannon, Debra Matincheck and Bertie Loudermilk.
Cynthia Marie Miller and Phillip Bently Wiggins
Lora Gale Bond and Steven M. Davis
Members of the Sea Oats and
Dunes Garden Club will host a tea in
the Community Room of the Volun-
teer Fire Department, St. Joe Beach,
on Sunday, August 28 at 2:30 p.m.
Members, new and prospective,
are invited to attend, where lasting
friendships can be made. Refresh-
ments will be served.
The Ladies' Auxiliary of the
Volunteer Fire Department of Mexico
Beach will meet on Thursday, Sep-
tember 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the fire hall on
14th St., Mexico Beach. All members
are urged to attend this first meeting
of the 1988-89 year and bring a guest or
friend who may be interested in the
Mom, Dad, Kim & Evan
Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Bond are
happy to announce the engagement
and forthcoming marriage of their
daughter, Lora Gale, to Steven M.
Davis, son of L.C. and Marie Davis of
Port St. Joe.
The bride-elect is a graduate of
Shape High School in Belgium and of
East Central University of Ada,
The groom-elect is a 1974 grad-
uate of Port St. Joe High School and a
1976 graduate of Gulf Coast Commun-
ity College. He is presently employed
with N.L. Sperry & Son Oil in
Oklahoma City, Okla.
The wedding is scheduled for
Saturday, September 10 at 2:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's Church in Norman,
Interested persons, living in Mex-
ico Beach, St. Joe Beach and
Overstreet, should make every effort
to attend the get together.
The Community Room is located
in the fire hall on the corner of
Alabama and Court Streets in St. Joe
Melodee Ann Marsh
Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Marsh of
Wewahitchka have announced the
engagement and forthcoming mar-
riage of their daughter, Melodee Ann
Marsh, to James John Weber, Jr., son
of Mr. and Mrs. James John Weber,
Sr. of St. Petersburg and Panama City
The bride-elect is a 1986 graduate
of Wewahitchka High School, is
attending Gulf Coast Community
College and is employed by Timothy
C. Campbell, Attorney at Law, in
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Conley's 50th Anniversary
Lawrence and Vesta Conley were
honored with a celebration in honor of
their fiftieth wedding anniversary in
the month of July. The couple
renewed their wedding vows at the
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in
Parker on July 6. Jerry Conley, son of
the couple officiated over the service.
Following the ceremony, a reception
was held at the Mexico BeacfP
Chamber of Commerce Building with
approximately 130 people in attend-
Family members in attendance
were: Larry and Carole Conley and
son Larry of Parker; Rev. Jerry and
Sherrie Conley of Mallard, Iowa; Vee
Ann and John Wieferman and Bar-
bara, Dwayne and Sharren Mattison
of New Baltimore, Mich.; Trudy and
John Lee of Beacon Hill; Mark Conley
and children, Amber and Mark' of
Beacon Hill; granddaughter Laura
and Mark Hess and daughter, Melissa
of Panama City Beach; granddaugh-
Bozeman to Wed
Junior and Linda Bozeman and
Bill and Bernice Whitfield invite
friends and relatives to attend the
wedding of their children, Bud and
Darlene. The wedding will be at the
home of Junior and Bud Bozeman this
Saturday, August 27, at 3:30.
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children, Alyena, Bruce and Joe;
granddaughter, Pam Hopps and chil-
dren, Michael and Tristan, all of
Huntsville, Ala.; nephew, John and
Toy Conley and children, Irene, Maria
and George of Lynn Haven; sister in
law, Irene Conley of Lynn Haven;
Uncle Marshall and Aunt Ellen Conley
of New Orleans, La.; and friends,
Jack and Doris Knapp of Warren,
Mich. and Frank and Mary Leneway
of Utica, Mich.
The Conleys are retired and
moved to Mexico Beach 15 years ago
from Warren, Mich. They are mem-
bers of Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church, belong to Port St. Joe AARP
Chapter 3425 and Vesta is a charter
member of the Sea Oats and Dunes
Garden Club at the beaches.
Her fiance is a graduate of
Seminole High School. He received a
bachelor's degree in business man-
agement from the University of
Miami and is self-employed as a bail
The wedding is scheduled for
September 2, 1988, at 8:00 p.m. in the
Edgewater Beach Resort Convention
Center, Panama City Beach. A
reception will follow at the Edgewater
Beach Resort Convention Center. All
friends and relatives are invited to
Lawrence and Vesta Conley
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Miller of
Port St. Joe are pleased to announce
the engagement and forthcoming
marriage of their daughter, Cynthia
Marie, to Phillip Bently Wiggins, son
of June Wiggins and Jerry Wiggins of
The bride-elect is a 1983 graduate
of Port St. Joe High School. She
attended Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege and has earned a certificate in
graphic arts at Pensacola Junior
Her fiance attended Mosley High
School and Gulf Coast Community
College. He is presently employed
with Long Beach and Wiggins Auto
The wedding is scheduled for
Sept. 17 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Joseph's
Catholic Church, with a reception
following in the fellowship hall. All
friends and relatives of the couple are
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draft, I reckon, never got that far. At
least no one ever called.
Fair? I don't know. When you
start selecting people to go to war I'm
Snot sure there is a fair way. Aaron
and I was never considered. You
figure it out. It was a confusing time
in the late sixties and early seventies.
I had classmates, high school
friends and family members that
spent time in Vietnam. Some didn't
come. back. None that I know of
wanted to go. That's what makes
them all heroes to me. To understand
the risk, to know the possible conse-
Squences and still go embodies the
American spirit we've cherished
since the 1770's. There were a lot of
soldiers that didn't want to spend that
winter at Valley Forge, but they dug
in. I didn't necessarily want to go to
SVietnam and I was ready, able and
willing, and except for the luck of the
draw it could have been me instead of
Jerry Butler and Mrs. Sarah Riley, David.
guidance counselor. -Star photo I look back on it now and I can't
remember spending a lot of time
thinking about who was going and who
S r hi was not going. I was too busy just try-
ing to handle each day. To get to class
to do things day by day. I still do.
Tyndall Air Force Base this summer. My Mother was literally sick with
A certificate of completion was worry the three years Dad spent in the
recently received by Cy during a South Pacific during World War II.
special program at the Officers' Club She spent another anxious year with
on the Base. David in Vietnam, Maybe I didn't go
Cy plans to major in the field of 'cause someone figured my Mother
Architecture at the University of had served enough.
Florida. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Respectfully,
Cyrus L. Riley, Sr., of Lynn Haven. Kesley
Charla Kay Has First Birthday
Charla Kay Atkins, daughter of -* }, f
Charles and Holly Atkins, had her
first birthday on July 14th. -j *'. *
Charla celebrated on July 15 with
a Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie party
at K.I.D.S. along with her nursery
mates and K.I.D.S. staff members. On (
July 16, Charla was honored with a
Sailor Bear party at home with her
parents, family and friends.
Charla is the granddaughter of
Walter and Ruth Graham and Wesley
and Pat Atkins of Port St. Joe.
Cyrus Riley receives his acceptance to the University Assistant Principal
of Florida from Principal Edwin Williams. Looking on are Cyrus's mother and
Cy Riley Receives Sch
Cyrus Riley, a senior at Port St.
Joe Jr.-Sr. High School, has been
tentatively admitted to the University
of Florida, Gainesville, for the fall of
A Baby Boy
Kevin and Dawn Holland of
Pensacola have announced the birth
of their, son, Hayes Phillip, on August
16. The seven pound 7/2 ounce infant
was welcomed into the family by his
Hayes is the grandson of Mr. and
Mrs. Sidney Anchors of Port St. Joe
and Mr. and Mrs. Don Holland of
1989. Cy has been selected also as a
recipient of the President's Academic.
Scholarship which has been tentative-
ly awarded on the basis of his
academic record. Cy received the
scholarship during a special awards
ceremony this summer at the univer-
The scholarship is for a total of
$6,000 over four consecutive years.
Riley can receive $1,500 the first year
and the award is renewable annually
for three additional years providing
satisfactory academic progress is
maintained at the University of
Cy was also selected as a
participant in the United States High
School Apprenticeship Program for
selected high school students. Cy
spent eight weeks as an apprentice at
Charla Kay Atkins
The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, August 25, 1988 Page 5A
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Matthew Williams celebrated his
third birthday August 6 at his home
with a Sesame Street party. There to
help him celebrate were Aaron
Watson, Tammy Deeson, Cheyne
Todd, Margaret Gibson, Andrew
Bracy, Elliott Moore, Cale Guillott
and Jason Gainnie.
Matthew is the son of Sammie and
Susan Williams of Port St. Joe. He is
the grandson of Mrs. Barbara Watts
of Port St. Joe and Mrs. S.A. Williams
of Blakely, Ga. and the late Mr. S.A.
Williams of Blakely, Ga. He is the
great grandson of Mr. and Mrs. R.G.
Porter of Port St. Joe.
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Page 6A The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, August 25, 1988
Stac House Awards Trophies
The Stac House summer program
ended with trophy day recently.
Trophies and ribbons were awarded to
the first, second and place winners.
First and second grade, pool, 1st
Kara McDaniel, 2nd Leigh Lawrence
and 3rd Jarrod Patterson; ping pong,
1st Jarrod Patterson, 2nd Leigh
Lawrence and 3rd Kara McDaniel;
Connect 4, 1st Burgandy Little, 2nd
Leigh Lawrence and 3rd Kara Mc-
Third and fourth grade, pool, 1st
Eric Sellers, 2nd.Jamie Cox and 3rd
Jason Brant; ping pong, 1st Kristi
Lawrence, 2nd Jeremy Ard and 3rd
Josh Whitfield; and Connect 4, 1st
Jamie Cox, 2nd Kristi Lawrence and
3rd Petra Lancaster.
Fifth and Sixth grade, pool, 1st
Bobby Stephens, 2nd Jonathan Pierce
and 3rd Nichole Wilder; ping pong, 1st
Brad Stephens, 2nd Kendra McDaniel-
and 3rd Ronnie Stephens; and Con-
nect 4, 1st Nichole Wilder, 2nd Tammy
Hagan and 3rd Jonathan Pierce;
Seventh and eighth grade, pool,
1st Michael Evans, 2nd Michael
Whitfield, and 3rd Norton Arrant;
ping pong, 1st Scott Boykin, 2nd
Travis Williams and 3rd Kelli Moree;
and Connect 4, 1st Chad Arrant, 2nd
Craig Pate and 3rd Barrett Lowery.
Ninth and tenth grade, pool, 1st
Tubb Harper, 2nd J.C. Worthington
and 3rdChris Ramsey; ping pong, 1st
Tubb Harper and 2nd Vivian Miller;
and Connect 4, 1st Christy Lynn and
2nd Vivian Miller.
Eleventh and twelfth grade, pool
1st Matt Durham and 2nd Don
Campbell; and Connect 4, 1st David
Lowery and 2nd Michael Bateman.
Chess, all ages, 1st Judson Pollock,
2nd John McDonald and 3rd Jonathan
Pierce. The Erma Award went to
Guests at the program were three
ladies who worked hard to get the Stac
House built in the 1950's, Mrs. Betty
Fensom, Mrs. Margaret Smith and
Mrs. Ida Ethel Brown. There were 104
participants in the tournaments.
Wondale Laurimore, 33, of Wewa-
hitchka, passed away Sunday in Bay
County as a result of injuries
sustained in an automobile accident.
She was a native and lifelong resident
of the Wewahitchka area and was
employed by the Edgewater Beach
Survivors include: her husband,
John Laurimore; two children, Donna
Marie Laurimore and Jason Wynne
Laurimore, all of Wewahitchka; her
parents, Leroy Pitts of Wewahitchka
and Evie Lee Morgan of Kinard; one
brother, Winifred Pitts of Wewahitch-
ka; one sister, Charlotte Hysmith of
Wewahitchka; and two half brothers,
Dwight Morgan and Mack Morgan,
both of Kinard.
Funeral services were held Wed-
nesday morning conducted by the
Rev. Jim Ridley. Interment was in
Cypress Creek Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch Chapel.
Short People (Continued from Page 2)
imagine such a short person making political "knifing" of the Democratic
more money (billions) in a shorter nominee for the highest office in our
period than anyone in the entire land. You botched that surgery so
history of the U.S.A. or him leading a badly your readers would sue you for
private rescue team of his employees malpractice if you were a medical
held captive in a foreign land. doctor..:
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inches, is obviously unqualified. How
can a dwarflike stature counsel on
life's most compelling, frustrating,
aggravating and satisfying subject-
Strip her naked, Shad, of her
achievements, on your "logical"
reasoning of being. .too short!
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Forums to be,
.1JWewahitchka State Bank and
WJBU radio will be bringing the
first of three Democratic Forums
to all of Gulf County. The, first
forum will be held at the
Wewahitchka High School Thurs-
day, August 25 beginning at 6
p.m., central time. Gulf County
DiStrict 1 County commission
candidates and the three sheriff.
candidates will participate in the
forum to be broadcast live on
WJBU, 1080 AM.
A second forum will be held
August 30 at the Senior Citizen
Center in Port St. Joe featuring
candidates for School Board,
District 3 and District 4 and also
the three sheriff candidates.
The final forum will be held
Thursday, September 1 at Port st.
Joe High School and feature the
candidates for County Commis-
sioner District 3, County Commis-
sioner District 5 and the three
sheriff candidates. The second
two forums will begin at 6 p.m.,
All three forums will be
broadcast live on WJBU. Citizens
Federal Savings and Loan, Carr's
Auto Sales, the Container Divi-
sion of St. Joe Forest Products
and Florida National Bank are
underwriting the two forums in
Port St. Joe.
Virginia Armstrong, 63, of Wewa-
hitchka passed away Sunday in Bay
County due to injuries sustained in an
automobile accident. She was a native
of Alabama, and had been a long time
resident of Gulf County. She was
employed by Edgewater Beach Re-
Survivors include: four sons,
James Shellnut of Grovetown, Ga.,
Robert S. Shellnut, Johnny Armstrong
and Kevin Shellnut, all of Wewahitch-
ka; two daughters, Martha Ann
Stewart of Chicago Heights, Ill. and
Reba McDaniel of Orlando; nine
grandchildren; and three brothers,
Buddy Holley of East Tallassee, Ala.,
Clarence Holley of Gadsden, Ala. and
Perry Holley of Wewahitchka.
Graveside funeral services were
held Wednesday at Pleasant Rest
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch Chapel.
Albert Blackburn, 74, of Donal-
sonville, Georgia, formerly of Port St.
Joe, died Monday morning at Talla-
hassee Memorial Regional Center. He
Faith Christian School to Start Monday
Faith Christian School will begin
its fifteenth year of operation in the
Port St. Joe area on August 29.
Classes will begin for grades one
through nine at 8:05 a.m. and
kindergarten will have orientation
classes: K-4, 9:00 to 9:45 a.m.; K-3,
10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.; and K-5,
11:00 to 11:45 a.m. Orientation for
grades one through nine will be
August 25 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Teacher training will begin Au-
gust 23 at 9:00 a.m. Joining the faculty
as P.E. and science instructor will be
Mrs. Tim Vaughn. She will also
sponsor the cheerleaders. Mrs. Danny
Capps of Apalachicola will be helping
as a playground aide and in extended
care for the kindergarten program.
Mrs. W.S. Quarles, coordinator,
reminds parents that health examin-
ations and immunization records
must be on file when a student enters
Florida schools for the first time,
either as a K-5 student or a transfer
was a native of Cherokee County,
Alabama. He was a retired shipping
clerk with the St. Joe Container Co., a
member of the First Baptist Church
and had made his home in Donalson-
ville for the past five years.
He is survived by: his wife, Mrs.
Hazel Ingram Blackburn of Donal-
sonville, Ga.; four sons, Wayne
Blackburn of Snellville, Ga., Tommy
Blackburn and Mike Blackburn, both
of Donalsonville, and Charles Black-
burn of Ridgemanor; two daughters,
Mrs. -Elaine Davidson of Northport
and Mrs. Cathy Chamberlin of
Tavernier; ten grandchildren; one
great grandchild and several nieces
Funeral services were held Wed-
nesday afternoon at the First Baptist
Church in Donalsonville. Interment
was in the Friendship Memorial
student. Parents are urged to check
with the health department before
coming to school.
Faith Christian School is still
accepting late registration of students
for enrollment in most of the classes.
Students who will be five before
January 1, 1989 will be accepted in the
K-5 program. For more information
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September 6, 1988.
"Question the Candidates" Forum
Thursday, August 25, 6:00 p.m. (CDT) Thursday, Sept. 1, 6:00 p.m. (EST)
Wewahitchka High Commons Area Port St. Joe High School Commons Area
Candidates for Sheriff Candidates for Gulf County Sheriff
Candidates for County Comm. Dist. I Candidates for County Commissioner
Districts 3 and 5
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 6:00 p.m. (EDT)
Port St. Joe Senior Citizens Center
Candidates for Gulf County Sheriff
Candidates for School Board Dists. 3 & 4
"Hear the Candidates" Rallies LOT
Saturday, August 27, 5:00 p.m. (CDT)
Wewahitchka City Park
Candidates for All Offices
Saturday, Sept. 3, 5:00 p.m. (EDT)
Port St. Joe City Park
All Candidates Invited to Speak at the Rallies
VOTE FOR and ELECT
S Your Vote & Support Will be Appreciated
I want to be your School Board Member for District 3. We need someone willing to
take a stand for our children. As a parent of children in the Gulf County School
System, I feel I have a growing interest in our children's education. I am willing to
serve full-time as a School Board Member. I will take the stand for our children
because I will be taking the stand for my own children as well as all the children in
our Gulf County School System.
Pd. Pol. Adv.
Wewa Intersection to Get Signal
A traffic signal for the intersection of State Road 71
and State Road 22 in Wewahitchka has been approved
for installation, according to Bill Waddell, district
secretary for the Florida Department of Transportation
Waddell said the signal will be installed after local
government officials obtain right of way to set signal
"There isn't enough existing right of way to set the
poles. We will be working with local government leaders
to obtain the needed right of way," he said. "If that is not
possible, it will be necessary to purchase the needed
right of way. That would significantly delay the
Waddell said the signal would be installed several
months after right of way is obtained.
Sen. Dempsey Barron and Rep. Robert Trammell
were instrumental in getting the $15,000 project into
DOT's traffic operations program, according to
"Sen. Barron and Rep. Trammell got involved in
this project and were helpful in letting us know what the
people in Gulf County needed," he said.
Crowds Flood Meeting
caused it to overflow. Estimates of the
amount of rainfall in the storm are
anywhere from six to 10 inches.
COUNTY PLEDGES ACTION
When he regained control of the
meeting, Chairman Birmingham said
every member of the board was
concerned over the problems in the
area. "None of us planned for this to
happen and we're not insensitive to
your problem". The chairman said
the Commission had already instruct-
ed its forces to give attention to the
ditches and pipes in the area and had
agreed to utilize the engineering
expertise of Baskerville-Donovan En-
gineers to see if a reasonable solution
could be made to preventing such a
reoccurance in the future.
Birmingham said county forces
had reported the drain pipes-consist-
ing of 30 inch concrete pipes-and the
ditches were draining water to
capacity during the flood.
Building Inspector Dewayne
Manuel filed a report with the
Commission that an on-sight inspec-
tion of the outfall into the bay both
during and after the storm reported it
was carrying as much water out as it
could and was even eroding the sides
of the canal because of the rush of -
"We're not going to just 'do
something so you can see us working"
Eighty-two forest products truck
operators from thirteen countries
completed a safe driving workshop to
improve their skills in safe driving
and truck safety. The course basically
taught careful pre-trip truck inspect-
ion and right attitude and actions in
simulated driving situations,
The Forest Products Skilled Driv-
ers' Workshops were conducted by the
St. Joseph Land and Development
Company in cooperation with the
Florida Forestry Association at the
W.T. Neal Civic Center in Blounts-
town on July 16 and August 13.
(From Page 1)
Birmingham pointed out but said the
county has been and will be actively
doing what they can to correct the
drainage situation in the Americus
The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, August 25, 1988 Page 7A
ers Get Safety Training
The following Gulf county area Jones, Joe Davis, Judson Nix, and
driv-ers received diplomas: Edward Harvey Dean Carter.
Go to Church Sunday ... Then
Join Us for Lunch
Henderson's Restaurant and Produce
309 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe
New Roof for STAC House on Eighth Street. The workmen are shown putting a hip
roof over the old flat roof, which has plagued the building
Workmen are shown above in action correcting a with water leaks for several years. The work is being done
long-time problem with a leaking roof in the STAC House by the Bill Mayo Roofing Company.
VOTE FOR County Gets Report
ODSON I From Raffield Firm
DISTRICT 3 I
"For A Positive
* Will give his total assistance to citizens' requests
* Will listen to all sides of every issue before making an inform-
* Will be a working County Commissioner
* Will strive to save taxpayers money
* Will offer educated leadership
* Will seek to identify problems before they occur rather than
reacting to them as they happen.
County Commissioner District 3
Pd Pol Adv
* Married to the former Ruth Freeman and resides in White City.
* Father of four daughters, Linda Wood, Judy Rowan, Holly Atkins, one
son Robert Graham who reside with their families in Gulf County, and
Charlotte Colbert of Jackson, Tennessee.
* Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
* Served on the Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County for 12
* Member White City Baptist Church.
* Employed by St. Joe Forest Products Co. for 39 years
* Interested in the problems of Gulf County.
* Vote for a d elect Walter Graham your County Commissioner, District 3,
and I will use my experience and energy to work for the improvement of
Experienced Energetic Capable
Pd. Pol. Adv.
Port St. Joe businessman Gene
Raffield appeared before the County
Commission Tuesday to give a report
on recent hearings concerning his
firm, Raffield Fisheries, and govern-
ment loans the firm has received.
Raffield first explained the loans
were not provided by local tax money.
"The county was merely appointed as
a conduit for this federal loan
program to be made available to our
firm", he pointed out. As the money is
repaid, the county gets responsibility
for its use and may approve other
loans to finance or help provide jobs in
the area with proceeds from the
Raffield pay back.
"We lost $1V2 million in income
this year from new fishing regulations
and restrictions. We're currently
doing things to allow us to recover
from this set-back which will allow us
to bounce back and possibly improve
our previous situation", the speaker
"We want to settle rumors,
stories and innuendoes about our
firm", Raffield said. "We are now
operating a state of the art seafood
processing plant. We're here to stay.
We will make it. We'll be back on our
feet within a year. We have not cut the
first employee and our present plans
call for an even greater commitment
on our part which will mean even
more new jobs for our area".
STREET NAME UNCHANGED
An attempt to change the name of
Santa Anna Street in St. Joe Beach to
Santa Maria Street, met with a
petition from every resident on the
street, asking that the name be left as
it now is.
Frank Stohler, presenting the
petition pointed out the change "was
rather ridiculous. I know you have far
more important issues to consider
William Parris said that the
residents on the street were objecting
to the name change because it would
cause too many problems with
changing permanent records, addres-
ses, street signs, maps, etc.
The Commission agreed to leave
Education Without Drugs
"Learn and Live"
VOTE and ELECT
Gulf Co. School Baord
September 6, 1988
the name Santa Anna on the street
St. Joe Beach.
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Page SA The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, August 25, 1988
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prescription you give us a personal message from that
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"A GREAT MANY PEOPLE ENTRUST US with their
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We consider this trust a privilege and a duty. May we be your
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Boosters Organize "Shark 100 Club"
The Shark Booster Club is organ-
izing the "Shark 100 Club" for the
1988-89 total sports program at Port
St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High School.
The Club will consist of business-
es, organizations and individuals who
contribute $100.00 to the athletic pro-
grams at Port St. Jr.-Sr. High School.
In return for their investment, the
members will receive several things
recognizing their contribution. The
recognition will consist of reserve
parking at all home football games, a
vehicle tag identifying the donor as a
"Shark 100 Club" member, and hat,
also signifying membership. In addi-
tion each participant will be identified
in the football program for the upcom-
ing season, and will be identified on a
portable billboard. The billboard will
be displayed at each sports facility
during its playing season during the
The Booster Club has as its main
projects this year the purchase of a
video recorder and an ice machine for
the athletic department. The video
recorder is an invaluable tool in the
filming of athletes in the various
sports, as a teaching aid.
According to officers of the
Booster Club, the community is
responding well to the formation of
the new club. Anyone desiring further
information on becoming a charter
member of the "Shark 100 Club" may
contact Lawrence Bowen at 227-7270,
Teedy Nobles at 229-6707 or Willie
Ramsey at 229-8997 or 229-6343.
Memberships may be mailed to:
Shark Booster Club, 1620 Palm Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, FL.
George G. Tapper Invitational Scheduled
The 15th Annual George G.
Tapper Invitational Golf Tournament
will be staged at the St. Joseph's Bay
Country Club, Sept. 30 through
Half of the 240 places in the
tournament are being reserved for
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Convenient Drive-in Window
Three local boys have been
competing in bicycle shows in the
southeast recently. Those competing
are James Norris, Earl Williamson
and Jeff Roberts.
The boys competed in Biloxi,
Mississippi in the Southern States
Freestyle Series where James placed
first in the 14-15 year old novice
division and jeff placed 2nd in the
same division. Earl placed first in the
16-17 year old novice division. Earl
also placed second in the 16-17 year
old novice class of the AFA Series in
Competing in Dothan, Alabama,
James placed 2nd in contest and 1st
for the entire series in the 14-15 year
old novice class.
The boys will be competing in
Albany, Georgia in the near future.
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patrons, and those interested should
contact Tournament Chairman B.
Roy Gibson, Jr. immediately for
The first test of
the 1988 Sharks will /
be the fall jamboree
next Friday, Sept. 2,
at Tommy Oliver
Stadium in Panama
City. The Sharks will
face Bay in the se-
cond half. Ruther-
ford and Mosley will
play the first half of
The Sharks are
shown here in full
pads this week as : '
they prepare their of-
fense and defense for .At
the first grid action. ,
play will begin
September 9 as the
Sharks travel to
Wewahitchka to face
their county rivals at
8:30 p.m. EDT.
Proceeds from the tournament
will again be donated to the Gulf Coast
Community College Foundation,
which has received $27,000 over the
past two years.
Inquiries may be addressed tQ
Gibson at P.O. Drawer 280, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456.
Shown from left with their trophies are Earl Williamson, Jeff Roberts and
James Norris. -Star photo
Time to go fishing' I
Grand Opening at Whitfields' Landing
(Howards Creek Port St. Joe, Florida
FIRST ANNUAL FISHING TOURNEY, Sept. 1-5
(Entry Fee $100.00 per team)
Spinning Reel Throwing Contest, September 5
Fly Rod Throwing Contest, September 5
Live Music & Barbecue, September 5
This will be a Buddyj Tournament with great payback on two categories,
50% of all entries.
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100 Boat Entry
* 50% Payback of All Entries
* This Is A Buddy Tourney
2 persons per boat
$100.00 per boat
Ist place, 1007o equals ........... $1,000.00
2nd place, 5% equals ........... 500.00
3rd place, 4.5% equals .......... 450.00
4th place, 3.5% equals .......... 350.00
5th place, 207o equals............ 200.00
LARGEST PAN FISH
Sst place, 10% equals.... $1,000.00
= ~ 2nd place, 5% .......... 500.00
3rd place, 4.5% ........ 450.00
S 4h place, 3.5%7 ......... 350.00
5th place, 2% .......... 200.00
20%0 of Entry will be donated to the
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Page 2B The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, August 25, 1988
Vandals Burn Beach Park Picnic Table
The Port St. Joe Jaycees have
completed the installation of two
volleyball courts at the Gulf County
Beacon Hill Community Park. Com-
ments President Gregg Burch, "A
very special thanks goes to the
Beacon Hill Citizens Association
whose generous donation toward the
Gulf County Schools have re-
leased the menu for the week of
August 29 through September 2, 1988.
Monday, Aug. 29
Hoagie sandwich, lettuce, tomato,
onion, French fries, bun, milk and
Tuesday, Aug. 30
Chicken, applesauce, English
peas, rolls, milk and rice with gravy.
Joe, a defensive lineman for his
high school football team, won't smile
for his senior portrait. Some of Joe's
front teeth were knocked out during
practice. If Joe had only worn his
mouth guard to protect his smile he'd
have a better picture.
Dental and sports medicine stu-
dies show that any vigorous activity
can result in injuries to teeth, lips,
cheeks, tongue and jaws. Sudden falls
and accidental collisions during
sports can lead to dental injuries as
well as concussions, jaw fractures and
neck injuries. All of these injuries can
be prevented by wearing a mouth-
guard, according to the Florida
Sports activities that require the
use of a mouth guard are basketball,
bicycling, boxing, discus throwing,
field hockey, football, gymnastics,
handball, ice hockey, lacrosse, mar-
tial arts, racquetball, rugby, shotput-
ting, skateboarding, skiing, sky div-
ing, soccer, squash, surfing, volley-
ball, water polo, weight lifting and
wrestling. 1, '
(,' Three types of mouth guards are
available for sports activities. They
are the ready-made, mouth formed
Ready-made protectors are sold
Aide In Town
Congressman Bill Grant an-
nounced recently that Robert Earl
Standland will be traveling to the
following areas on Tuesday, August
30, 1988. Grant urges any person who
is experiencing any difficulties or
problems with a federal agency to
discuss the matter with Standland
who is the Congressman's district
Grant said: "I want to be a
representative of the people who
elected me and I can only do that if I
can stay in close contact with them so
that I might hear their suggestions,
heed their opinions and help them
with their problems. Standland serves
as his representative so that the
people can receive assistance with
their problems as quickly as possible.
The schedule for Gulf County is a
follows: Wewahitchka, 9:00 a.m. to
10:00 a.m., U.S. Post Office and Port St
Joe, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., U.S. Post
park made the purchase of the nets
and volleyballs possible. Another
special thanks to Ike Duren and Gulf
Aire Realty for the donation of the
PVC poles which saved us well over
$100.00. It is the support of the
community that continues to make
possible our Jaycee projects."
Wednesday, Aug. 31
Lasagna, tossed salad, mixed
fruit, rolls and milk.
Thursday, Sept. 1
Pizza, cheese wedge, peach pie,
mixed vegetables and milk.
Friday, Sept. 2
Tacos with cheese, lettuce, toma-
to, lima beans, shells, milk and cake.
Menus are subject to change due
to availability of food.
in reatil outlets but are available in
only one size. Ready-mades do not
require fitting by a dental profession-
al but are often bulky and uncomfort-
able. However, they are relatively
Mouth-formed protectors may be
fitted with or without a dental
professional's help. If fitted profes-
sionally, these protectors may be
worn with some types of orthodontic
Custom-made protectors are the
best in terms of fit but are the most
expensive. These are fitted by a
dentist and are made from a dental
impression of the athlete's teeth. The
cast of the teeth is then covered by a
Mouth guards take a lot of abuse
but a little care can make them last
longer. The mouth protector should be
rinsed before and after each wearing.
It should be washed occasionally in
cool, soapy water or rinsed with a
mouth wash. When not in use the
mouth guard should be placed in a
firm, perforated container for air
circulation and protection.
Wearing a mouth protector, re-
gardless of the type used, minimizes
injuries to the head, neck and teeth.
By using this necessary piece of
equipment, athletes are sure to score
points in personal safety.
D Y Z
CHURCH of GOD
319 Sixth St., Highland View
"Where Jesus Christ Is King
& God's Love Is An Everflowing
SUNDAYSCHOOL.... 10:00 a.m.
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 a.m.
EVENING WORSHIP.. 6:00 p.m.
WED. EVENING ...... 7:00 p.m.
REV. ROBERT RATHBUN
The nets will be a permanent
fixture at the park with two volley-
balls available upon request by
contacting volleyball chairmen John
Arnold or Gene Dickey for use of the
volleyballs. Appreciation goes to all
park users who help maintain the
park by cleaning up after themselves
and others. It is very disappointing
that a group of individuals decided
that one of the picnic tables would
make a good bonfire. Any individuals
or groups wishing to hold a bonfire
should contact any Jaycee and they
will do all they can to locate them a
source of wood. This type vandalism
should be reported immediately so
that the work of the Jaycees and the
community as a whole will be
available for everyone's enjoyment
for years to come.
The Jaycees regularly scheduled
membership meeting will be held the
second Tuesday of September at St.
Joe Beach Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment, due to election at the Fire
Department on the first Tuesday. The
chapter will resume the regular
meeting schedule of the first Tuesday
of the month in October. Anyone
between the ages of 18 and 40, of good
character, interesting in helping
themselves as well as the community,
or just plain having fun are encour-
aged to attend.
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Corner Fourth St. & Parker Avenue
"Where Christian Love Is Shown"
SUNDAY SCHOOL .. .. ....... ................. 10:00A.M.
M O RNING W O RSHIP ............................................... 11:00A.M.
SUNDAY EVENING SONG SERVICE & BIBLE STUDY .................... 6:00 P.M.
THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY ............ ... ............. 2:30 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.
at Pine Street Overstreet
PASTOR ASST. PASTOR
WILBUR L.TREMAIN KARESSA H. HEYER
Catch the Slkrit Constitution and Monument
Port St. Joe
f THE UNrTED METHODIST CHURCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
SUNDAY SCHOOL.... 9:30a.m. EVENING WORSHIP ... 7:30p.m.
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 a.m. BIBLE STUDY,
METHODIST YOUTH WEDNESDAY..... 9:30 a.m.
FELLOWSHIP ... 5:30p.m. THURSDAY ...... 7:30p.m.
REV. ENNIS G. SELLERS, Pastor
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Johnson Reveals Details of Building Plan
Citizens Federal Savings and
Loan manager, Greg Johnson spoke to
the Kiwanis Club Tuesday, telling the
club of some of the causes for many
S&L failures over the nation and what
is being done to correct the situation ,
Three Men Charged with
Burglary of Wewa Bait Store
Three Wewahitchka residents
have been arrested and charged for
burglary of the Sign of the Shiner in
yWewahitchka, according to the Gulf
County Sheriff's Department.
According to a department
spokesman, Charles C. Finch, 19;
Dewayne A. Veasey, 23, and Gene
Victor Viziar, 20, have been charged
With taking an assortment of fishing
tackle, beer, a camera and currency
from the business on July 28. The
suspects were arrested on Thursday
of last week and charged with.
burglary of a structure.
Sheriff Al Harrison said a portion
of the stolen items were recovered
when the arrests were made. "We'feel
these arrests will help us solve several
other burglaries, including several
thefts of car radios and stereos taken
from vehicles in the Wewahitchka
area". he said.
Veasey is still in jail being held on
a charge of violation of parole. The
other two suspects are free on bail.
and about the expansion program
currently being undertaken by Citi-
Johnson said the main reason for
failure on the part of S&L's during
recent ears was because they loaned
too much money at low interest and
had their interest paid out level
sky-rocket during the late TO's. They
were paying out more than they were
taking in. Hopefully. new regulations
put into place will prevent this in the
future. Actually. they just made some
Johnson said failures have slowed
across the nation in recent years
because of a more conservative
attitude toward venture loans. "Those
people had no business lending.money
on projects half way across the
country from them. They needed to
stay closer to home with their
investments." he said.
"They depended on inflation to
cover their marginal loans, and when
inflation was curbed, so was their
future", the manager said.
The speaker said Citizens Federal
was a soundly operated institution
looking "at a good healthy growth
future". Johnson said. "Even so". he
said. "We intend to do only the things
we know how to do".
Johnson said the financial firm is
adding some 2.500 square feet of
building to their headquarters, includ-
ing two drive in windows, a night
depository and safe deposit box
Gulf (Countv Comm(lission
; A Wewahitchka man was critic-
ally injured Saturday when he rolled
.his Jeep over several times on State
Highway 71, about six miles south of
Blountstown, a Highway Patrol duty
officer said this week.
: Kenneth Ray Somner, 38, was in
serious condition Saturday at Talla-
hassee Memorial Regional Medical
Center, suffering from multiple trau-
rias and a concussion.
Somner was driving south at 12:30
that way in the report. Upon inquiry
by Birmingham. Wells reported that
(Continued on Page 8B)
i THE STAR
Authorl0ed Phone 227-1278
a.m., on Highway 71 at 'a high rate of
speed', according to a FHP report.
Somner ran off the left shoulder of
the road, then swerved back across
the road, he said. His 1979 Jeep rolled
end over end, throwing him out of the
vehicle, the officer said. Sumner was
not wearing a seat belt, he said.
There were no other passengers in
the Jelep, nor were any other cars
involved in the accident, the officer
The Board of County Commis-
sioners of Gulf County met July 12. 1988
in regular session with the following
members present: Chairman-Douglas
C. Birmingham and Commissioners
Billv Branch. Eldridge Money. Na-
than Peters, Jr.. and A.B. Traylor
Others present were: Associate Coun-
ty Attorney Tom Gibson. Admin. Asst.
- 'Civil Defense Director Larry Wells.
Deputy Clerk Towan Collier, Road
Superintendent Bob Lester, Mosquito
Control Director Sam Graves,. Jr.,
Btiilding Inspector DeWayne Manuel
and Seriff Al Harrison.
The meeting came to order at 9:00,
Wells opened the meeting with
prayer and led the pledge of allegi-
ance to the flag.
Upon motion by Money, second by
Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the minutes of June
Money discussed the resolution
that is to be prepared concerning
vacating the plat of Surfside Estates,
Unit no. 2, and requested the Board be
given a copy after it is drafted tin
reference to the wording of the beach
access to be left at the end of Beach
Upon inquiry by Money, Deputy
Clerk Collier reported that she mailed
a copy of. Gulf County's morality
ordinance to the Citrus County Board
of County Commissioners.
Branch reported that Hoke Glass,
a resident of Highland View, has
requested that the Board allow him to
use a portion of the County's property
in Highland View for a garden.
Branch stated that the property
adjoins Glass' property, and it is not
;being used by the county, they only
-have to keep it clean. Upon inquiry by
irmingham, Attorney Gibson stated
that they could draw up a hold-harm-
less agreement for Glass to sign, and
Glass agreed. The Board had no
objection to Glass using this property
for a garden. Birmingham directed
Gibson to draw up the hold-harmless
agreement and give it to Branch so he
can have Glass sign it.
Pursuant to advertisement to
receive sealed bids to pave the
basketball court at the White City
Park, a bid from Gulf Asphalt
Corporation in the amount of $5,390.00
was received. Upon inquiry by
Branch, Deputy Clerk Collier and
Wells reported that Brock Paving
Company was mailed a notice to
receive bids. Money- discussed the
possibility of getting more bids if they
re-advertise. Branch stated he was
expecting the bids to come in high,
therefore he had requested Wells get a
cost estimate for concrete to pave the
basketball court. He also stated that
this could be done possibly cheaper
than asphalt, as the amount Wells
received was between $3,300.00 and
$3,(00.00, for concrete and wire (labor
not included). He discussed that
concrete might be of better quality for
the basketball court, and also discus-
sed that many kids may also use it as
a "skateboard" court. Branch then
moved that the Board reject the bid
that was received, and do the project
with concrete. Money seconded the
motion. Upon inquiry by Birmingham
concerning who would do the. labor,
Branch stated he would rather discuss
that later in the meeting. Upon vote.
the motion passed unanimously.
Wells reported that the Commit-
tee is continuing to work with the
hospital on'the hospital and ambu-
lance agreement. He also reported
that he and Branch have met with the
others involved, but they do not have a
full report at -this time.
Wells reported that he contacted
Mr. Wattendorf concerning the Dead
Lakes Park boat ramp project. and
stated that an answer to the Board's
inquiry should be forthcoming. He
also stated that Wattendorf knows
that particular camp is not 'in Gulf
County. and regrets that it appeared
School Board Member
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Several Factors Cause
Responsibilities to Grow
Up to a point our responsibilities
increase with age, education, wealth
and power. It is normal to grow in all
Most of us will do everything in
our power to grow -older; although
smokers, drug users, alcohol abusers,
and other careless people make us
wonder about that supposition. Some
of us will be blessed with an
opportunity to get a good education.
And a few of us will become rich, or in
some other way come to a point in life
where we exercise power.
One of our common human traits
is that we depend on each other. We
must trust one another to be answer-
able for our own actions, and for our
various levels of responsibility.
Degrees of responsibility are
given with the expectation that we will
attentatively carry out our duties.
Most decent and good people try hard
to measure up to our trust. But certain
factors cause people with good
intentions to fall short.
A few of us have responsibility too
soon. As in the case of teen-aged
parents. Their lives are complicated
before they are experienced enough to
cope effectively. These youth need the
help of their elders to deal with their
Sorfe of you are wage earners
who must care for yourselves and for
a family. Still others are homemakers
without whom a family would fall
apart. A lot of you are trying to be a
wage earner and homemaker at the
same time. Quite a few of you are
retired, with varying levels of activ-
You are responsible to your-
selves, to employers, spouses, child-
ren, grandchildren, neighbors, and to
every car load of people you pass on
the highway. Many factors affect your
ability to efficiently carry out these
Your age or level of maturity may
be a determining factor. For instance,
some of you may be too young, or
frankly, too old to be driving a car.
Another example could be those who
have studied boating safety and are
qualified to be on the water. Others
are ill prepared for the risks to
themselves and their passengers.
TOWu A I)
by the Rev. Jerry R. Huft. Rector, St. James Episcopal
Clearly age and education should
govern our privileges in these and
many other areas of responsibility.
Relative wealth and positions of
power in the community also give us
degrees of responsibility. Practically
everyone who will read this article
has the means to help the poor. And
quite a few have positions in the
cc.nmunity which give them enough
influence to be of great help to those
who are powerless.
Take time to examine your assets
and liabilities. Prayerfully ask God to
show you where you should be
functioning in the world of responsibi-
lity. Are you trying to do things that
are beyond your ability or means? Or
are you functioning far below your
If you are overcome with the
stress of too much responsibility, seek
ways to find relief. Determine the
cause of your stress. Is it age.
education, financial status, or power
position? After you know what your
need is. you can seek help. There are
helpers who can assist you with
almost any problem.
Search for you own level of
competence. Improve your potential.
Get aid from those who can help. If
you are in a position to lift another's
burden, do so. Grow into your
responsibilities, but know your limits.
Four Apalachicola residents have
been charged with burglary as a
result of allegedly breaking into
McNeill's -Store at Indian Pass
Sunday. August 7. The four, three men
and a woman, were apprehended by
the Gulf County Sheriff's Department
Monday and placed in the Gulf County
Richard Edward Sowards, 21;
Morris Laroy Thompson. 24: Reba
Jane Austin. 26, and James Earl
Coulter. 23. were charged with taking
a larp e nnmbhr of shirts heer and
candy from the store. Coulter is from
Apalachicola, but the other three are
from Virginia, currently living in
Coulter has been released on $1500
bail, but the others remain in the Gulf
Sheriff Al Harrison said Sowards
was driving a stolen car at the time of
his arrest and is being investigated for
his connection in several other
burglaries and stolen vehicles be-
tween here and Virginia.
Do Away with Trash In the Neighborhood,
Be A Full-Time Waste Watcher!
Make Plans for Sesquicentennial Elect Frankie Mills Sheriff
The Sesquicentennial Committee
of the St. Joseph Historical Society
met Friday, August 12, at the Gulf
County Public Library.
Present with the committee were
Bill Lyles of Station WJOE and Mitch
Ambler of WJST, Panama City. Both
gentlemen offered their services to
the society to publicize the Sesquicen-
tennial the 2nd and 3rd of December to
commemorate the one hundred fif-
tieth anniversary of the signing of the
First Florida Constitution in 1838 in
Old Saint Joseph.
Many people do not realize the
"Serving All the People of Gulf County"
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School Board Mem.ber
A ^ better education tor today for a better ife tomorrow
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importance of this document. It
brought East and West Florida into
one state. Alabama wanted the West
coast of Florida to lengthen their
coast line from Mobile to Alligator
Point near Tallahassee. As it is,
Alabama has a short coast line, and
Florida would have given up its most
The committee also met with Dan
Davis of Tallahassee and Bill Weaver
of Marianna, to discuss the prospect
of commemorative plates and to
finalize plans. The plates will depict a
picture of the signers of Florida's
First Constitution. James Chichester,
well known artist, has designed the
theme and will paint his rendition of
the picture of the signers on the
Solid silver medallions with a
picture of the Monument and other
pertinent information will be avail-
able in November.
For additional information con-
cerning these commemorative souve-
nirs please contact Lenohr Clardy at
227-1612 or write St. Joseph Historical
Margaret Hale, local beauty
consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics,
has just returned from Dallas, Texas
where she was crowned Queen of
Sales of the Craig Sullivan. Unit at the
company's annual seminar. She also
appeared on the stage as a Silver
Credits Winner, a special sales
promotion in honor of Mary Kay's 25th
Margaret has been with the
company for ten years.
Society, P.O. Box 157, Port St. Joe.
Meeting with radio publicity
personnel and commemorative plate
representatives were Sesquicenten-
nial Committee members, Mrs. Char-
les Clardy, Mrs. James McNeill, Mrs.
Charles Brown and Miss Netta
From the teachings of Baha'u'llah, Founder
of the Bahi'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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Gulf County Candidates
* Failed in Reducing Drug Problem.
* Unprecedented Increase in the Use of
* Weak in Organization and Management.
* Failed to Provide Quality Law Enforcement.
* No Investigation Staff.
* Constant Loss of Department Personnel.
Closed Down Sheriff's Department from 3:00
a.m. to 7:00 a.m. (est).
No Deputy on Duty Four Hours Each Night.
KEN MURPHY Weak in Organization and Management.
No Crime Prevention Program.
High Burglary and Vandalism Rate.
Promote Sound Management.
Stop Costly Turn-over of Personnel.
FRANKIE MILLS Create Quality 24 Hour Service to
Promote Procedure for Criminal
Direct Efforts Toward Dealers As Well As
Users of Illegal Drugs.
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The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, August 25, 1988 Page 5B
If You Can Stand the Heat, Your Garden Could Use Attention
by Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
By this time of year the planting
and harvesting of the spring garden is
all done. Because of the extremely hot
weather most gardeners seem to
relax and forget about their garden,
which could lead to extensive insect
and disease buildup. This is not time
to neglect gardening chores, even
though it is hot.
Check your rose garden because
of vigorous growth they may need
. pruning. Remove healthy top growth
as well as twigs and branches that are
dead, diseased, injured, unsightly, or
thin and spindly. Shorten main canes
and lateral branches removing small
twigs and some of the oldest canes.
Leave at least half of the length of
each main cane that is one to three
years old. The first flowers can be
expected eight to nine weeks after
If you have not yet disbudded your
camellia plants, by all means begin
now. A bush with too many buds
produces smaller blooms than bushes
which have been disbudded leaving
one flower bud per shoot.
Each camellia shoot should, at
this time of year, have two or more
buds. One of these buds is small and
slender. It is the vegetative bud from
which next year's shoots will be
produced and should not be removed.
The other bud or buds are flower buds.
They are generally much larger than
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the vegetative buds. In shape, they
are rounded and often not pointed at
the tips. When two or more flower
buds are present on a shoot, all but
one of these should be removed. Be
careful to distinguish between the
vegetative or growth bud and the
flower buds. Then, gently remove
excessive flower buds from the plant.
Common ornamentals like olean-
der, hydrangeas and azaleas can be
propagated by cuttings this time of
year. For azaleas, take tip cuttings 3
to 5 inches long with several leaves
Buoyed by a substantial increase
in air travelers, the number of visitors
to the state increased 4.7 percent
during the first five months of 1988,
compared to the same time period last
According to figures compiled by
the Florida Department of Com-
merce, the state hosted a total of 16.2
million visitors between Jan. 1 and
May 31, 1988. The comparable figure
for last year was 15.5 million. The 1988
year-to-date total includes nine mil-
lion air travelers and 7.2 million auto
travelers. Those figures are 9.1
percent above and 0.4 percent below
the comparable air and auto visitor
totals for last year.
During May 1988, Florida hosted a
total of 2.8 million visitors, 2.2 percent
more than during the same month in
1987. The 1988 figure includes 1.3
million auto travelers and 1.5 million
air travelers. Those figures are 8.5
percent below and 12.9 percent above
the comparable auto and air visitor
totals for 1987, respectively.
For the first five months of the
year, the numbers of vehicles and
visitors that passed through Florida's
Welcome Centers were slightly up.
Between January 1 and May 31,
traffic through the five Welcome
Centers located at the state line
Brownie Troop 242
Organizing for Fall
Brownie Troop 242 will start their
meetings Friday, September 9 from
3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the St. James
Episcopal Parish Hall. There will be a
short parents meeting Friday, Sep-
tember 2 at 4:00 p.m. at the Parish
Hall with leaders Bunny Miller and
St. Joseph Bay Country Club
New, unfurn., 3 bd., 2% ba. $475
New, unfurn., 2bd., 1 ba. $425
3 bd., 2 ba. % duplex, unfurn. $500
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left attached. Many rooting mediums
can be used such as sand or a mixture
of peat and perlite. Place the cuttings
in the media and keep moist by
covering with a plastic bag or use a
mist system. A rooting hormone may
hasten root growth. If you have any
cold sensitive ornamentals try rooting
cuttings before winter and keep the
young plants in a protected spot this
winter. Then, if the ornamental
freezes, you'll have replacement for
If you're growing mums or
poinsettias for winter color, this is the
last month you should pinch these
plants to increase blooms. Pinching
back the bud tips will promote heavier
flowering because of increased
branching. But, if you wait too late,
pinching will remove flower buds and
thus reduce flowers this fall.
If you want to plant things this
time of year, try bulbs of Louisiana,
Iris, Gingers. Crinums, Daylillies and
If you intend to plant winter
annuals like baby's breath, calendu-
las or pansies, start ordering your
seed and preparing the flower beds.
Keep watching for insects of lawn
and ornamentals. Chinch bugs and
mole crickets are very active on
lawns and white flies, scales, aphids
and caterpillars are damaging orna-
There are many other activities
included 447,719 vehicles and 1.6
million passengers. The number of
vehicles was one percent above the
comparable 1987 figure; passenger
traffic was up by 2.9 percent.
During the month of May, the
Welcome Centers handled 68,687
vehicles and 188,921 passengers. The
vehicle count was 3.3 percent higher
than the same month last year; the
passenger count was up by 4.5
Tourism-related sales tax collect-
ions totaled more than $612.3 million
during the first five months of this
year, a 17.6 percent increase com-
pared to the same time period in 1987.
Tourism-related sales tax collections
in May 1988 were up by 13 percent
compared to the same month last
year. The increases in tax collections
are largely due to the one percent
sales tax increase which took effect in
The statewide hotel occupancy
rate was down three percent for the
first five months of 1988 compared to
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nished. close to pier. very nice. $125.000.
Cortez St. End Triplex at St. Joe Beach: Lg. 3
bd.. 2'/ ba.. covered deck, good layout,
fireplaces. $122.900- $129,000.
9815 Hwy. 98: Lovely 2 bd.. 21/ ba. furnished.
9821 Hwy. 98: Beautifully furnished 2 bd., 2'/2
ba. townhome. $105.000 unfurn.., $115.000 furn.
9811 Hwy. 98: Spacious 3 bd.. 2'/, ba..
townhome wlf.p.. nicely furnished. Reduced to
9735 Hwy. 98: Roomy 3 bd.. 2'/2 ba. townhome,
completely furnished wif.p. Reduced $110.000.
Ward St.: WATERFRONT, half of duplex. 3 bd., 2
ba.. furnished, f.p.. NICE! Reduced $121,500.
202 Periwinkle: Big 5 bd., 3 ba. home, screen
porch, master bd., bath & own living area up-
New Listing: 3(0 HIjre ITiVew 1 bd./loft 2
ba. unit in triple fl. ic 4,, 00.
306 Beacon Rd: Gulf view, urijue! Beautiful
large 3 bd., 2 b j T1pIgret -itchen, f.p.,
garage, many ea ,i fg.fr'rajig. Ready to
New Lilting: 408 Gulf Aire Dr.: New 3 bd., 2 be.
brick home, 2 car garage, patio, f.p., ceiling fans
at a ready for you price, $89,000.
Gulf Aire Dr.: Good corner single family lot,
Beacon Road: Nice single family lot, good
neighborhood. Reduced to $25,000.
Beacon Road: Two large single family lots, One
$19,500, and one $17,500.
309 Buccaneer Road. Beautiful wooded vacant
lot close to pool & tennis courts. $22,500.
Sea Pines & Beacon Rd.: Lovely 3 bd., 2 be. fur-
nished brick home, Ig. garage. Reduced
Gulf Aire Dr.: Duplex, 3 bd., 2 ba. ea. side, excel.
construction, $76,500 per unit.
Gulf AIre Dr.: Duplex, triplex or single family va-
cant lot, $22,900.
On SR 30-A: Approximately 27 acres. Commer-
cial potential. Road frontage.
ST. JOE BEACH
Hwy. 98 between Balboa & Magella.
Developers %/4 of block plus 1 lot. Look to the
future. Super investment. $330,000 .
Corner of Santa Anna & 98: 4 bd., 2 ba. or
possibly could be converted into 2 rental units.
St. Joseph Shores, Great buy for home across
street from beach. 2 bd. 1/2 ba. townhome,
furn., .$64,500 or $240,000 for all 4.
Pine St. & Hwy. 98, Unobstructed gulf view brick
home w/deck on roof, wagon wheel window, Ig.
liv. rm. w/stone f.p. & bbq, 2 bd., 1 /2 ba., furnish-
ed. Outside utility & carport. $79,900.
New-Listing: Alabama St., come see this newly
decorated 2 bd.,2 behorne-Screen pqrch,.car-
p'rt, lg. tb:age"buiiaing'& greenhouse. Lovely
New Listing: Americus St.: 3 bd., 2 ba. mobile
home, family room addition. 1 block to beach.
DeSoto St.: Newly remodeled 1 bd., 1 ba. house,
walk-in closets, ceiling fans, shed. 'A block to
beach. Partially furnished. Reduced to $50,000.
Alabama Very nice 3 bd. 2 be. mobile home,
ch/a, screen porches, fully fenced, landscaped.
Selma St.: Super nice Ig. double wide furnished
3 bd., 2 be. trailer on 1e/ lots, with Ig. utility
house. Immaculate. Reduced to $49,950.
Comer of Balboa & U.S. 98 Gulf Pointe No. 1:
Beautifully furnished 2 bd., 2'/2 bath condo,
great price, $79,900.
Coronado Townhomes. 2 bdrm., 1/2 ba.
dedicated beach. Unobstructed view. All
amenities. Furnished $84,900; unfurnished,
3 lots PIneda St. 1st block, $55,900.
U.S. 98 between Cortez & Desoto: 3 bd., 2 ba.,
unobstructed Gulf view. Gas, cen. h&a, great
Balboa St.: Speakers, music system in lovely,
comfortable 24'x60' double wide 3 bdrm., 2 be.
modular home, screened 12x32' front porch,
f.p., clha. Watch the birds feed from glassed
12x22' Fla. rm., as no paint brush needed!
150'x150', 1/ blocks from beach. Was $65,000.
Reduced from $62,500 to $60,000.
Balboa St.: Great investment 2 nice 2 bdrm., 1
ba. houses, c/ha, on 50'x150' lots Reduced to
$90,000 or will sell separately.
Santa Anna St.: Brick home 1/2 blocks from
beach on 2 lots, 2 ex. Ig. bedrooms, 1 '/i bea. Liv.
rm/din room w/cathedrail ceiling, energy saving
home, gas & electric hook-ups. 2 working wells
plus city water, screen porch, shed, other ex-
tras. NICE! $85,000.
Between Coronado & Balboa Streets: 50' lot on
Hwy. 98, Reduced to $39,000.
Nancy Mock 227-1322
Flo Melton 229-8076
Charline Hargraves 648-8921
John Maddox 648.8899
Opal Everette 648-8409
Margaret Carter 648-5884
Mary Jane Lindsey 229-8560
Brenda Guilford 648-5435
Preston Wingate. 648-8565
Sandra Scott 648-5849
Glenna Holten 648-8195
Bobbi Ann Seward 6 229-6908
Moira Ritch 648-5286
New Listing: Columbus St.: Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba.
mobile home, shady lot, good price. $34,500.
PORT ST. JOE
1618 Marvin Ave.: Immaculate newly refurbish-
ed, 4 bd.. 2 ba. stucco home. sep. dining rm, liv.
rm. & den, on 2 big lots. 2 car garage. $95,000.
1301 Monument Ave.: 2 homes, one 3 bd., 2 ba.,
f.p. and one.1 bd.. 1 ba. on corner lot & extra lot.
214 7th St.: 2 lots fully fenced. 2 bd.. 1 ba., 2
half baths, big screened porch, partially furnish.
ed, good starter home, $32,000.
214 7th St.: 2 lots fully fenced, 2 bd., 1 ba., 2
half baths, big screened porch, partially furnish-
ed, good starter home. $32,000.
110 Sunset Circle: Lovely brick home on corner
lot & '/,. 3 bd., 2 ba., garden, fruit trees, other ex-
tras. Super neighborhood. Reduced to $110,000.
2004 Juniper Ave.: Comfortable 3 bd., 1 V be.
brick home, just redone, swimming pool, 11/
lots, good price. $85,000.
Marvin Avenue, vacant lot, 75'x175', no back
door neighbors. $17,500. ,
230' on U.S. 98, with commercial bldg. & shed,
St. Joseph Bay Country Club: 3 bd., 21A ba.,
Reduced to $59,900. 2 bd., 1 V ba., Reduced to
$49,900. Firel~lace, tile baths, other amenities.
Peace, quiet & the golf course.
Cape Plantation: Lovely 3 bd., 21 ba. brick
home, many extras. $115,000.
Cape Plantation: 3 bd., 2 ba., very comfortable,
peace & quiet. $100,000.
2nd St. & 5th Ave.: Nice mobile home wiguest
cottage & barn & 4 lots. $39,900 or make offer
for Individual pieces.
Corner of 3rd St. & 3rd Ave.: 2 lots, sell together
for $18,500. Reduced Terms.
Beacon Hill Bluff: Lg. 4 bd., 2 ba. home, ch&a,
totally furnished, gorgeous decor, screen porch,
deck, landscaped, $149,500.
Then assure your fantastic view Buy the
waterfront lot across highway at $65,000.
Lovely waterfront duplex 1 bd., 1V0/ ba. each
side. Furnished, Super rental. $80,000 ea. side.
3rd Ave.: Nice 14x60' Scot 1984 mobile home, 2
bdrm., 1 ba. custom built masonite siding,
shingle roof, other extras. $35,000.
120 Miramar Dr.: Recently redone 3 bd., 2 be.
brick home, nicely and fully furnished. Land-
320 Georgia Aie.: Neat 1 bd., 1 ba. home
w/workshop area & stor. shed. Beautiful yard,
Hwy. 98 Great buy for home across street from
beach. Nice 2 bd., 1 'A be. townhomes, furnish-
ed, $64,500 ea. or $240,000 for all 4.
28th St. Beachslde: 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 pin! Furnished, 2 bd., 1'IA ba.
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.
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 be., cen. h&a, mobile home, 2
screen porches, Ig. outside utility house, very
nice, on Ig. lot. $44,500.
35th St.: 2 bd., 1 ba., 56'x14' furnished mobile
home. NICE! $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. w/effl-
clency apt., lots of extras. $87,000.
Oak St.: 2 acres, quiet area, 3 bd., 2 ba. double
wide mobile home wlf.p., Island stove & other
extras. 1 acre fenced. $53,900.
Approximately 1 '/ acres, good price, $11,500.
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Page 6B The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, August 25, 1988
Tree Stumps Can be
Trees, like people, don't live
forever. Like people some trees die
unexpectedly in the prime of their
lives, some achieve advanced age and
just wither away while others are
struck by an unfortunate disease that
results in their demise.
Whatever the cause, trees that die
are generally cut down and there you
are with a stump in your yard that
may take from five to 50 years to rot,
depending on the species and age.
Muriatic acid, best applied by a tree
service because the fumes can be
lethal, will shorten the rotting time
but only by a few months.
A professional tree service could
also grind the stump to ground level
but that's expensive and grass won't
grow on the spot until the stump has
pretty well decayed.
You can dig it out by cutting a
trench around it, chopping through
the roots with an axe and dragging it
out of the hole. Unless you want to hire
a professional to do it, plan to spend
considerable time, much effort and
recruit the help of at least one friend
to accomplish your task.
So what's the alternative? Why
not consider leaving it as is?
According to the foresters of the
Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services' Division of
Forestry,' if you coat the stump with
epoxy paint it'll remain intact indefin-
itely and can be used in a variety of
You can attach a plastic or metal
basin and make a bird bath. The
stump could be hollowed out, filled
with potting soil and planted with
flowers. How about putting potted
plants on top and bushes around it to
make it into a flower island? It would
look good even in the middle of the
There are many reasons trees
have to be removed: disease, insect
damage, accidental injury, to make
way for construction or to reduce
For All Your
OFFICE SUPPLY NEEDS
THE STAR 227-1278
storm hazards are but a few.
Whatever the reason, the loss of a tree
that's provided shade from the
summer sun or held energetic young-
sters in its leafy arms can be sad. But
with a little imagination and some
professional guidance from your local
Division of Forestry forester the last
earthly remains of that old friend can
be converted to an attractive memo-
rial that will add another touch of
beauty to your home landscaping.
Mexico Beach: Furnished 3 bdrm.,
2 ba. mobile home. No pets, deposit &
lease, $235. 648-8289. tfc 8/18
For Rent: 1 bedroom house, 2nd
Avenue, Highland View. 229-6608.
House on St. Joe Beach, U.S. 98 &
Pine St. Brick house with sun deck, 2
bdrm., 2 ba., Ig. panel liv. rm w/f.p.,
ch&a, 'carport, unfurnished. Call cur-
rent resident at 648-8193. or owner at
1-385-2620 or on Thursday and Friday,
1-813-463-2572. tfc 8/18
1 bedroom apartment, 1508 Long
Ave., Port St. Joe. Call after 5,
229-6825. tfc 6/9
Clean, furnished 2 bdrm. 1 bath
trailer, cen. h, carpet, no pets.
Deposit & lease, $180. CAll 648-8211
after 6 p.m. tfc 8/25
Apartment for rent on Mexico
Beach, furnished, 2 bdrm., 1 ba. Car-
pet, all elec. kitchen, cen, h&a, cable
TV & water included. No pets. $285 per
month. Call 648-5903 from 9 a.m. to 8
p.m. tfc 8/11
THE BOOK BOX
Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach Mini Mall
Paperbacks, Vz Price
Apartment for rent: 3 bdrm., 1 bath,
cen. h&a, refrig., stove, d/w, carpet,
less than 1 year old. Call Kenny at
229-6509 or Phil at 229-8409. tfc 8/25
Mexico Beach Townhouse for rent. 3
bdrm., 112 bath. Furnished, close to
Gulf with good view, $385 per month.
Call 904/893-2746. tfc 8/25
2 bedroom furnished house in High-
land View. $150 per month. 229-6133.
Furnished trailer and trailer lot for
rent. 227-1260. 4tp 8/25
For Rent: Two duplexes at Mexico
Beach, 500' from Gulf. $225 month.
Call after 6 p.m. 648-5190. 2tc 8/25
2 bedroom townhouses, Gulf front,
furnished or unfurnished. Call
648-5014 after 5 p.m. call 227-1454.
2 bedroom mobile home, furnished,
for information call 648-5302. ltc 8/25
For Rent: Small 1 bedroom furnish-
ed cottage, 513 9th St. $165 per month.
Call. 1-576-1125 days or 229-8482
weekends. 2tc 8/25
Trailer spaces, Gulf Shore Court,
St. Joe Beach. 648-8211 after 6 p.m. .
2 bedroom, 1 bath furnished house
at St. Joe Beach. Call 227-1825 after 4
p.m. tfc 7/21
3 bedroom, 2 bath brick home, fenc-
ed back yard, nice neighborhood.
229-8547. tfc 8/4
Lots 40'x80. All hook-ups, electric,
water, septic, tel., cable TV,
natural gas. $65 a month lot rent.
R. W. BAKER (904) 648-8201
- Public Notices -
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTiMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL,
LlOTICF.& ERROPOSED AGENCY ACTION.
ON PERMIT APPLICATION
The Department gives notice of its intent to
issue a permit to Bill Koran to convert an "Other
Public System" well regulated by the Department
of Health and Rehabilitative Services to a non-
community public water system regulated by the
Department of Environmental Regulation. Also in-
cluded are, treatment facilities and other
necessary valves, fittings and appurtenances. This
facility is located on Black's Island in St. Joseph
Bay southwest of Port St. Joe in Gulf County.
Persons whose substantial interests are af-
fected by the Department's proposed permitting
action may petition for an administrative deter-
mination (hearing) in accordance with Section
120.57 Florida Statutes. The petition must conform
to the requirements of Chapters 17-103 and 28-5,
Florida Administrative Code, and must be filed
(received) with the Department's Office of
General Counsel, 2600 Blair Stone Road,
Tallahassee, Florida 32301, within fourteen (14)
days of publication of this notice. Failure to file a
petition within the fourteen (14) days constitutes a
waiver of any right such person has to an ad-
ministrative determination (hearing) pursuant to
Section 120.57, Florida Statutes.
If a petition is filed, the administrative hearing
process is designed to formulate agency action.
Accordingly, the Department's final action may be
different from the proposed agency action.
Therefore, persons who may not wish to file a peti-
tion.may wish to intervene in the proceeding. A
petition for intervention must be filed pursuant to
Rule 28-5.207, Florida Administrative Code, at
least five (5) days before the final hearing and be
filed with the hearing officer if one has been
assigned at the Division of Administrative Hear-
ings, Department of Administration, 2009
Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. If
no hearing officer has been assigned, the petition is
to be filed with the Department's Office of General
Counsel, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee,
Florida 32301. Failure to petition to intervene
within the allowed time frame constitutes a waiver
of any right such person has to request a hearing
under Section 120.57, Florida Statutes.
The application is available for inspection
Monday through Friday except for legal holidays,
8:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at 160 Governmental Center,
Pensacola, Florida 32501-6794.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
Case No. 88-100
IN RE: The Estate of
LETHA H. RESTER
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
LETHA H. RESTER, deceased, File Number
88-100, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000
Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The Per-
sonal Representatives and the Personal Represen-
tative's attorney are set forth below.
All interested persons are required to file
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE, (1) All claims against the estate and (2)
any objection by an interested person on whom
notice was served that challenges the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the Personal
Representative, 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: August 25,1988.
/s/ DON C. RESTER
66 Colon Avenue
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
/s/ SHARON RESTER GURRERA
P. 0. Box 305
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
/s/ WILLIAM J. RISH
303 Fourth Street
P. 0. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESEN-
BID NUMBER 338
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida requests bids
on Law Enforcement Officers Liability Insurance.
All bids must be F.O.B., Port St. Joe, Florida.
Bids must be sealed in an envelope and plainly
marked "Bid Number 3"8". 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 9d0'dlaysjiaff knening .. '
Specifications may be obtained,from the City
Clerk's Office, P. 0. Box 278, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. Bid opening will be held September 20, 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 Auditor/Clerk 2t 8/18 & 8/25
The Department of Environmental Regulation
announces receipt of an application for permit
from Treasure Shores Limited to construct road-
way and install 11 culverts of various sizes.
This proposed project will be located in Sec-
tions 1, 5,6, 7,8,12,13,14,17,18; T 9-S; R10 & 11-W,
This application is being processed and is
available for public inspection during normal
business hours, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday
through Friday, except legal holidays, at the
Department of Environmental Regulation, 340
West 23rd St., Suite E, Panama City, Florida.
REGISTRATION OF FICTITIOUS NAMES
We the undersigned, being duly sworn, do
hereby declare under oath that the names of all
persons interested in the business or profession
carried on under the name of FRED'S FEED &
SEED at 4705 N. Hwy. 71, Route 3, Box 320,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465, and the extent of the in-
terest of each, is as follows:
Fred J. Belosie .................... 50% Interest
Marilyn C. Belosie .................. 50% Interest
/s/ Fred J. Belosie
/s/ Marilyn C. Belosie
As of August 11, 1988, I will not be responsible
for debts incurred by anyone other than myself.
TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Florida
Statutes 865.09, the undersigned intends to register
with the Clerk of Court, Gulf County, Florida, four
weeks after the first publication of this notice, the
fictitious name or trade name under which he will
be engaged in business and in which said business
is to be carried on, to-wit:
P. 0. Box 1043
P. 0. Box 1043
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida will hold a public hearing to
discuss the County Comprehensive Plan and
receive public input. The meeting will be held in
the County Commissioners' Meeting Room at the
Gulf County Courthouse, at 6:00 P.M.,' E.D.T, on
August 23, 1988. A copy of the plan is on file in the
clerk's office for public viewing. it 8/18
As of this date, August 18, 1988 I will not he
responsible for debts incurred by anyone other
EDWARD D. SMITH
The regular meeting of the Gulf County School
Board scheduled for September 2 has been
postponed and re-scheduled for September 13, 1988
at 5:30 p.m. at the Gulf County Courthouse.
2t 8/18 & 8/25
BID NUMBER 336
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida requests bids
on Automobile Liability Insurance. All bids must
be F.O.B., Port St. Joe, Florida.
Bids must be sealed in an envelope and plainly
marked "Bid Number 336". 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 90 days aftel opening.
Specifications may be obtained from the City
Clerk's Office, P. 0. Box 278, Port St. Joe, Florida .
32456. Bid opening will be held September 20,1988,
at 8:00 J.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 Auditor/Clerk 2t 8/18 & 8/25
BID NUMBER 337
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida requests bids
on Comprehensive General Liability Insurance.'
All bids must be F.O.B., Port St. Joe, Florida.
Bids must be sealed in an envelope and plainly
marked "Bid Number 337". 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 90 days after opening.
Specifications may be obtained from the City
Clerk's Office, P. 0. Box 278, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. Bid opening will be held September 20, 1988,
at 8:00 p.m. E.D.T., in the Municipal Building ai
the regular meeting of the City Commission.
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
/s/ L. A. Farris
City Auditor/Clerk 2t 8/18& 8/25
CITY OF MEXICO BEACH, FLORIDA
Since 1976 lead consumption by humans has
been reduced significantly. Your water system is
cooperating in the efforts to further reduce lead in
YOUR DRINKING WATER MEETS THE
LEAD STANDARD OF 0.050 PARTS PER
MILLION (ppm) AS REQUIRED BY THE U.S.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
(EPA). Your water's lead concentration is only
.025 parts per million which is one-half that allow-
ed. None of the water system's components are
lead. The City of Mexico Beach has tested its water
:for corrosivity. The water is not corrosive.
The United States Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) sets drinking water standards and
has determined that lead is a health concern at cer-
tain levels of exposure. There is currently a stan-
dard of 0.050 parts per million (ppm). Based on
new health information, EPA is likely to lower this
Part of the purpose of this notice is to inform
you of the potential adverse health effects of lead.
This is being done even though your water is not in
violation of the current standard.
EPA and others are concerned about lead in
drinking water. Too much lead in the human body
can cause serious damage to the brain, kidneys,
nervous system, and red blood cells. The greatest
risk, even with short-term exposure, is to young
children and pregnant women.
Lead levels in your drinking water are likely to
1. If your home or water system has lead pipes, or
2. If your home has copper pipes with lead solder,
-if your home is less than five years old, or
-if you have soft or acidic water, or
-if water sits in the pipes for several hours.
The best way to tell if materials containing
lead have been used in your home is to have the
water tested. You may do this at one of these
qualified testing services:
5806 E. Hwy. 22
Panama City, FL 32401
Element Analysis Corp.
1696 Capital Circle SW
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Escambia Co. Utilities Auth. WQ Lab
400 W. Government Street
Pensacola, FL 32501
Reduction of lead in your water can be ac-
complished by running water until cold before us(
Use only water from the cold source to cook wit
and in the preparation of baby formulas. Also ern
sure that new plumbing and repairs are made us-
ing lead free materials.
Your water supply is tested on a regular basis
and required to meet all the state and federal stan-
dards set by law. These tests ensure a safe water
supply is delivered to your home 24 hours a day.
Please contact John F. McInnis at 648-5700 for
3t6/16, 7/14, & 8/18/88
CRUISE SHIPS Now Hiring! Summer
& Career opportunities. Excellent
pay. World Travel! Call (refundable),
1-518-459-3535 ext P3372BC.
Personal Florida. Learn to prepare
income tax returns. Enroll in H & R
Block's Tax School. Call 871-3070.
Seasonal work available to qualified
grads. No obligation., tc 8/25
Immediate opening for sales agent.
Requires Florida real estate license.
Week end work. Experience helpful.
Call for an appt., ERA Parker Realty,
904/648-5777. tfc 8/25
Meadowbrook Manor of Eastpoint,
acknowledged leader in geriatric care
is recruiting qualified Registered
Nurses to join our care team. Employ-
ment full or part time positions on our
7 to 3 shift. Salary and benefits
negotiable. Contact the Director of
Nurses or Administrator at
904/670-8571. ltc 8/25
GET PAID for reading books!
$100.00 per title. Write: PASE-A4475,
161 S. Lincolnway, N. Aurora, IL
60542. 7tp 8/18
The Gulf Co. Assoc. for Retarded
Citizens is accepting applciations for
the position of Night Supervisor/
Housekeeper at the GCARC group
home. Job description, qualifications,
and applications may be obtained
from the GCARC office at 200 Peters
St. Deadline for accepting applica-
tions is 4:00 P.M., August 26, 1988.
This program is funded by the Dept.
of Health & Rehabilitative Services.
EOE. 2tc 8/18
NOW HIRING: Government jobs,
skilled and unskilled in your area. For
current list of jobs & application call
(602) 995-0682 ext. 3390. 4tp 8/18
HOMEMAKER NEEDED!!! GCSCA
needs one volunteer to provide Home-
maker Services to Functually Impair-
ed, Homebound Senior Citizens.
Volunteer will receive a small sti-
pend, plus travel, but must be at least
60 yrs. of age, in good health, and have
own transportation. 3tc 8/18
Homemaker needed by Gulf County
Senior Citizens, 20 hr. week, Monday -
Friday. Call 229-8466 for details.
Nursing assistant positions avail-
able. Excellent slary and benefit pro-
gram. Certification course offered in
facility. Contact Job Service of
Florida for application/interview.
229-438. tfc 5/5
LICENSED PRACTICE NURSES
Staff/supervisory positions in a 120
bed skilled and intermediate care nur-
sing facility. Utilize your skills to
manage Patient Care Services for a
group of residents/patients. Par-
ticipate in care planning and service
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 start at $11.00/hr. LPN salary
benefit program: Health Insurance,
life insurance, credit union, paid time
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
For Rent or Sale: 2 bdrm., 2 bath
house at Cape San Blas, many extras.
Call 22-8385 or 227-1689. tfc 6/2
Mobile home lots, Rustic Sanids
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. tfc 6/2
2 Darm., 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
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
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
For Rent: Mini-warehouse storage.
For more information call 229-6200.
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. tfc 6/2
Wanted to Buy: A utility trailer, 2
wheel. Call 229-6961 or see Bill Carr.
Wanted: Crab traps, call 227-7368.
1978 Ford, good transportation, ex-
cellent good car. $700. Call 648-5033
after 6 p.m. EST. tfc 8/25
1980 Buick Skylark, $600. See at 110
West Circle or call 229-8867. ltc 8/25
SBUY GOVERNMENT Seized and
Surplus Vehicles from $100. Fords,
Chevys, Corvettes, etc., in your area.
For info call (602) 842-1051, ext. 3390.
1982 Datsun pickup, 43,000 mi.,
heater, a/c, good tires, am/fm radio,
new battery, tool box, 2nd owner,
clean inside and out. $3,400. Call
229-6005 or see at 909 10th St., PSJ.
1984 Dodge Ramcharger; new tires,
4wd, at, ac, ps, pb, auto hubs, V8. Can
be seen 8 a.m. 4 p.m., Mon.-Fri. Fico
Farms office at Overstreet Road, .6
mi. west of Wewahitchka. $4,500 cash.
Jeep, 4wd, warn hubs, V-6, new
paint, roll bar, alum. running boards,
white letter tires. $4,500 obo. 229-6965
after 5 p.m. tfc 7/28
1980 Pontiac Sunbird. For more in-
formation call 229-6128.
1984 Buick LaSabre Limited. Excel.
cond. Only 42,000 miles, all power, ex-
tra clean. See to appreciate. Suggest-
ed retail $7295. Days, 227-1251, nights,
227-1764. tfc 8/25
1965 Falcon. See at 514 6th St., Port
St. Joe. 3tc 8/25
'85 Olds Cutlass Ciera, p.w., p.l., tilt
wheel, cruise, V-6, auto., a/c, am/fm
cassette. $5,400. 648-8489. tfc 6/2
1986 Astro CL mini van, gold and
tan, loaded. Call 229-8409. tfc 6/23
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
1983 Nissan Maxima. As is. Taking
sealed bids. Send inquiries to: St. Joe
Papermakers Federal Credit Union,
Attn. Wesley Atkins, Box 236, Port St.
Joe, FL 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.
Go to Church Sunday... Then
Join Us for Lunch
Henderson's Restaurant and Produce
309 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe
HIGHLAND VIEW BAPTIST CHU/RdH
Corner of Fourth Street and Second Avenue
SUNDAY SCHOOL .................... .. ... ...... 9:45 A.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.
NURSERY PROVIDED JIMMY CLARK, Pastor
"A Place for the Whole Family"
FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe, Florida
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
Pine Ridge Apartments
1, 2 and 3 bedrooms, central heat and air,
. wall to wall carpet.
RENT STARTS AT $175.00 PER MONTH
Applications may be picked up on site.
I1m EQUAL OPPORTUNITY HOUSING
EIGUAL HOUSl M re I124
An Authentic Replica of the
For Sale Call 648-8365
The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, August 25, 1988 Page 7B
REA ES~,'U .TATEA
By Owner: 3 bedroom, 2 bath home
In Gulf Aire. 323 Gulf Aire Dr.,
648-5256. 3tc 8/25
3 bedroom, 1 bath concrete block
house, $41,500. 229-8630. tfc 8/25
For Sale or Rent: Nice 3 bdrm., 1
bath trailer, located at Overstreet.
Call 648-5361. tfc 8/25
Government Homes from $1.00. "U
Repair". Also tax delinquent proper-
ty. Call 805-644-9533 ext. 1228 for info.
River Country, Dalkeith area near
Douglas Landing. Restricted 1/2 and 1
acre single family and mobile home
lots. Starting at $3,000. Attractive
owner financing. Call 904/229-8795.
Lots of Lots
4 lots located in Highland View,
$30,000 or sell separate. 2 lots adjoin-
' ing 45x100 w/24x56 mobile home. Take
over payments on trailer lots $14,000.
Interested call 227-1209. 2tc 8/25
1 acres with 2 bdrm. mobile home,
2 wells, 2 septic tanks, fenced adja-
cent to Wetappo Creek, $30,000. Call
Cathy days 227-1416, evenings,
227-1566. tfc 8/25
'Great business location on 2 lots.
Pro-Steel building on concrete slab,
1,715 sq. ft. of warehouse space, 1,196
sq. ft. of office retail space, 2 out
buildings and chain link fencing.
Located in Wewahitchka, $48,000. Call
Georganna Raffield at 904/229-8229 or
229-8667. 2tc 8/18
:2 bedroom, 1 bath home at 910
Woodward Avenue. Completely re-
modeled. Excellent buy, can be seen
by appt. only. 648-5252. tfc 8/18
Nice home at 529 10th St. 2 bedroom.
Can be seen by appt. only. tfc 8/18
Lot for Sale by owner, 90'x150',
ready to build on. In town. Call
229-6907. tfc 8/18
For Sale by owner: Nice brick
home, 11/2 lots, 3 bdrm., kit. & formal
dining rm, 1g. great room, 21/2 ba., &
large deck in the back w/privacy
fence. Also has dbl. garage, Ig.
storage area overhead. (cen. h&a).
2005 Juniper Ave., Call after 6:00,
229-6851. tfc 8/18
312 Madison St., Oak Grove. Proper-
ty is 90'x131'. Three bedroom, 1 bath
frame house with separate den and
utility room, on comer lot. Call Cathy
daytime 227-1416. tfc 8/4
House for sale: Nice 2 bdrm. home
at Howard Creek, $22,000. 227-1391.
Mexico Beach, 2 bedroom, 1 bath
stucco piling home, cypress great
room, 408 Georgia Ave. 648-8583.
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 bedroom house on large lot,
Charles Ave., White City. Phone after
5:00, 229-6825. tfc 3/10
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
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
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.
tfc 6/2 .
acre lots Creekview Estates.
Low down payments easy terms.
Located on Hwy. 386 near Wetappo
Creek. Call 229-6031
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 8/4
Nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath home for
sale on Selma St., St. Joe Beach. Call
648-5315. tfc 10/8
4 bedroom, 3 bath home, central
heat & air, Ig. pool, well landscaped.
Appointment only. 803 Garrison Ave.
229-8630. tfc 7/28
3 bedroom, 2 bath, central heat &
air, with owner financing on Mexico
Beach. 1-871-5757. tfc 6/23
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery
Road, 1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9
mi. south of Wewa. Owner financing.
Phone 229-6961. thru 3/89
For sale in town: 2 BR, 1 bath, cen-
tral h&a, $34,000. Call 648-5415 or
227-7439. tfc 7/7
Wood frame house, vinyl siding, 3
BR, 1 bath, carpet, gas heat, hot
water & stove, window a/c. 212 9th St.
Call 229-8315 after 4 p.m. 4tp 8/11
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
Blas. Also lots for sale, terms avail-
able (in same subdivision). Excellent
investments; Call 227-1689 after 6 p.m.
I will clean your home. Have re-
ferences. Call Ginny at 229-8929.
Jon boat with almost new galv.
trailer, $400. Can be seen at 508 4th St.,
or call 229-6820.
Long 1-Day-Sale, August 27. Special
prices on Long tractors & imple-
ments. Master's Farm Supply, Hwy.
73, Altha, 762-3221. ltc 8/25
Apartment size refrigerator, $75;
kitchen table & 4 chairs, $35; red vinyl
rocker $15. Call 648-8575.
Elegant white prom dress, size 8,
value over $400. Asking $200 or. best
offer. Call 648-5886 after 5 p.m.
Roll top desk, $50; 10" Craftsman
table saw, $200. Wall unit $35. 229-6604.
1988 Tracker Bass Buggy & trailer,
40 h.p. motor, deluxe package. Call
229-6125 or 229-8768.
1975 Cadillac, runs good, $350. 40'
TV or radio tower, $30. 229-6933.
For the best deal on children's life
insurance call Lang "Buffalo
Clarence" Newberry, 229-8929. Also
hospital, medicare supplement, acci-
dent & ord. life. tfc 8/18
Living room suite, king size bed, 4
drawer & 4 drawer chest, washer,
dryer, refrigerator, stereo, desk,
metal file cabinets, safe, dinette,
other misc. items.,Call for appt. to
see. 1-639-5850 after 8:00 p.m. Wewa.
Ladies' quarter carat waterfall
ring, size 61/2..$100.,227-1688. 2tc 8/18
Custom window .designs, 441 Grace
Ave., Panama City. Your fabric or.
ours. Decorating consultant. 904/
769-1259. 16tc 7/21
Old Packard piano, $350 OBO. Call
648-8176. tfc 7/21,
To buy or sell Avon, call 227-1281.
1 Skip concrete mixer w/2 cylinder
Wisconsin gas engine. 648-5790.
Sofa, matching chair & 2 table
lamps, will sell separately or
together. 229-8355. tfc 8/18
Moving Sale: Roll top desk; 10"
Craftsman table saw $200; wall unit;
girls sizes 5-7, ladies & men's clothes,
school desk, child's table, lots of odds
and ends & craft supplies. Ceramic
nativity scene, fired once, 8" high,
$15. Lots of yarn. Saturday, Aug. 27,
8:00 till 12:00.521 9th St. 229-6604. Rain
Yard Sale: Saturday, 8 a.m. 12
noon, August 27. 1005 Marvin Ave.,
Port St. Joe.
Yard Sale. All kinds of goodies,
Thursday, Aug. 25; Friday, Aug. 26,
Saturday, 27 and Sunday, 28th. 10 a.m.
to 7 p.m. 135 Desoto St., St. Joe Beach.
Flea Market Sale: Saturday, Aug.
27, 9 to 5, CST, 32nd St., Gulf Station.
Appliances, used furniture, lots of
odds & ends.
Yard Sale: Thursday, Aug. 25, 9 till
5. 1903 Garrison Ave. Several
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
309 Monument Avenue
Tel-A-Story, a new Bible story
everyday for children and adults.
PAINT & REPAIR SERVICE
Paint & General Repair
Insurance Work, Water Damage
Call 648-5462, leave message
PROFESSIONAL HOME &
10 years experience
Please call Linda
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,
James C. Parker
Phone (904) 227-7336
REMODELING Home or Business
New or Old, Let Me Do It All
17 yrs. exp. Free Estimates
WALT'S AUTO REPAIR
Monday Friday, 8-5
Oil to Engine Overhauls
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
C.R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clear-
ing, septic tanks, drain fields, fill
Rt. 2, Box A1C, Port St. Joe
(BRIGGS & STRATTON)
Bob's Small Engine
St. Joe Beach, FL
Edgers Weedeaters Outboards
SEARS IS AS CLOSE AS YOUR
Sears Catalog Sales
Leon Pollock, Owner
410 Reid Avenue tfc 7/7
Stop here first for a complete
306 Reid Avenue
TRACTOR WORK NEEDS
SERVICES TO MEET YOUR
Carpentry, Plumbing, Remodeling
Sprinklers, Decks, Etc.
Mexico Beach to Cape 24 hr. call
PRESSURE WASH CLEANING
Service Homes, Trailers,
Commercial Buildings, etc.
Ed Mosley, 227-1209
RG0051215 tfc 6/2
130 Gulf St. St. Joe Beach
10 to 6, Tues. thru Fri.,
Saturday by appointment
Owners: Gayle & John Tatum
* Commercial Building
* Residential Building
* Cabinet Work
Gen. Con. RG 0033843
GLEN F. COMBS 227-1689
P. 0. BOX 456
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
NEED A BABYSITTER? I will
babysit children and babies of all ages
in my home. For more information
call 227-1665, ask for Jeannie. 4tp 8/18
We Buy, Pawn, Sell or Trade
Indian Swamp Campground
Highway C-387 Howard Creek
COSTIN INSURANCE AGENCY
All Forms of Insurance
422 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
.. tfc 7/7
& Income Tax
Wauneta Brewer St.,Joe Beach
Good pictures at good
227-7469 tfc 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.
306 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida
ANIMAL BEAUTY CARE
REASONABLE RATES tfc7/21
327 Santa Anna St., Joe Beach 648-8307
jm FREE ESTIMATES
*-P B & H CONSTRUCTION &SIDING
Vinyl Siding Storm Windows
Roofing and Gutters
CALL DOYLE BROOKS
648-8646 6130 thru August
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
New Listing. Port St. Joe: 3 bedroom. 1 bath masonry home with ch&a, double carport, located on
quiet street. 2 large lots, fruit trees & other extras. $65.000.
Port St. Joe, New Listing: 3 bedroom. 2 bath home on 2 lots. Has den with fireplace, double car-
port, outside storage, new carpet, many other features. Only $65.000.
Port St. Joe, New Listing: Newly painted 3 bedroom, 1 bath frame home with deck & outside
storage. Corner lot, close to town. $24,000.
Port St. Joe: Charming older home on corner lot. 2 bedroom,. 2' bath. Florida room. Double car-
port, large storage room. Only $37.500.
White City: Well kept 3 bedroom. 1 bath frame house with pine siding, located on 2 75'x150' 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: Large older home on 2 lots, $40.000.
White City: Completely remodeled 3 bedroom, 1 bath frame home, screen porch, new pump, new
well. Assumable mortgage. Reduced to $29,000.
Gulf Aire: Prime location Gulf view. 3 bedroom. 2 bath, screen porch, decks, double car garage,
Mexico Beach: 3 bedroom, 1 bath house on nice corner lot, $50.000.
PORT ST. JOE: Nice 3 bedroom, 1 bath home, central heat & air, breezeway, 12x16' outside
storage building, shallow well, good residential neighborhood. Only $48,000.
Port St. Joe: Good investment on this duplex. Owner will finance, $48,500.
Port St. Joe: Good starter home in convef lcati.c 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Central heat & air.
carpets. Only $22,000.
Port St. Joe: Attractive 3 bedroom. 1P2 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.
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 St. Joe: 3 bedroom, 1 bath. remodeled kitchen, new roof. Now only $12.500.
St. Joe Beach: 2 bedroom, 2 bath mobi oefc haded lot. $31,500.
St. Joe Beach: Extra large home 2 blocks from beach. 4 bedrooms. 2 baths, new carpet. new kit-
chen. Now only $35,000.
Howard Creek, New Listingl.7 acres mol of good hunting land. $9,500.
Port St. Joe, New Listing: Nice commercial lot 75'xl50'. $11.500.
Port St. Joe, New Listing: 2 lots in nice residential neighborhood. $22,000.
White City, New Listing: 6 lots, $6,000.
St. Joseph Shores: Large tract of waterfront with 231' of highway frontage. $250,000.
Port St. Joe: Two choice 30'x90' lots o w rick wall rights on one side. Price reduced
to $16,000 :S 1
Ward Ridge: 2 lots 75'x185' 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 comer lot, $10,500.
St. Joseph Shores: 80' Gulf Front, Hwy. 98 to water.
Port St. Joe: Close to business district 50'x170', $8,000.
White City: Canal lot reduced to $28.000.
The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, August 25, 1988
the .,:, e and Fresh Water Fish
Co;'i!:.;ssion is having a problem
beca,-, they turned the lease over to
the i-partment of Natural Resour-
ces, .:o". they must get the title back
beiori: they can do any work there.
Bir, ham then discussed that this
is o. rinly public boat ramp, on the
D.:;;t I..akes, in Gulf County, and
rcu'ited' the Board's support in
at,.,-. rtin Wells to continue to work
within Wattendorf to get the ramp
rer v t-led. The Board had no objec-
tio.:s itrmingham directed Wells to
con0acl Wattendorf to see who we can
cow :wt at the Department of Natural
R .-,'rces' level, to get the title back
for i e Game and Fresh Water Fish
\Vells discussed a letter received
fromi the Apalachee Regional Plan-
nil," councill concerning the Econom-
ic 1' development Plan in the County,
and' stated that generally the Chair-
my, answers this letter. He also
stated 1 hat he would write the letter, if
the Board so chooses, and inquired if
anyone is aware of projects that would
qiu:diLv under Economic Develop-
inct, After discussion, Branch
mo.(ed the, Board authorize' the
Ch;ir mran to send a letter concurring
with l the Planning Council updates.
Tri,.ylor seconded the motion, and it
pa: r(d unanimously.
Wells presented the following
invoice, on the Dalkeith Road Paving
Proj)r,. for the Board's approval.
Capital\ Asphalt, (5 percent retainer),
Pelers moved the Board approve
payment of this invoice, and Traylor
seconded the motion. The motion
passed with the following vote.
Birmingham and Money, Peters and
Triylor voted yes. Branch voted no.
(Eng. fees), $7,000.00. Traylor moved
the Board approve payment of this
invoice, and Peters seconded the
motion. The motion passed with the
fo'lo,)ing vote. Birmingham and
Money. Peters and Traylor voted yes.
Branch voted no.
I)eputy Clerk Collier reported
tho Clerk Lister is in Court today, but
he wanted to inform the Board that
the Property Appraiser turned in the
Certificate of Taxable Value on July
11i,19i ,, therefore the tentative budget
must be submitted to the Board (by
the Clerk) no later than Tuesday; July
26. She also reported that Clerk Lister
staled the Board has to advise the
Property Appraiser of (1) the pro-
posed village rate, (2) the current
year rolled-back rate, and (3) the
date. time and place of the first public
hearing, no later than August 15. She
stated that Lister will provide the
Board with a calendar of the dates
thai have to be met. Upon inquiry by
Bi nimingham, Collier reported that a
letter was sent to all constitutional
oi.. requesting their tentative
budgets be submitted by May 1, 1988,
and also reported that Clerk Lister
has not completed the whole tenta-
tive budget packet. Birmingham
directed Collier to have Lister send
the Board members the calendar of
dales to be met, and to get the budget
information together and forward
copies to each Commissioner as
quickly as possible.
Deputy Clerk Collier reported
that Se ma Shoemaker has requested
that the Board allow the Democratic
Party Executive Committee to use the
Port St. Joe Courthouse break room to
hold their meeting on July 18, 1988 at
5:30 p.m., and every second Monday
of each month thereafter until the
election is over. Money moved the
Board allow them to use the room,
providing it is available. Peters
seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously. Birmingham directed
Collier to write Ms. Shoemaker,
notifying her of the Board's decision,
and requesting that she contact Wells
concerning special arrangements for-
en'tring and leaving the building.
(ollier presented court orders for
payment of the following invoices, in
the case of the State vs. Clyde Melvin,
for the Board's approval. Inez
Huckeha (witness fees), $454.00 and
Raniada Inn (for Inez Huckeba),
$361!.7. Traylor moved the Board
approve payment of these orders, and
Peters seconded the motion. Money
and Branch objected to the motion.
Upon inquiry by Birmingham, Gibson
stated that if the Board refuses to pay
these orders, (1) their Attorney will
file a motion to hold the Board in
contempt, (2) the Judge will again
order the Board to pay the bills, and
(3) if the Board still refuses to pay,
they could be placed in jail. Upon
inquiry by Branch, Birmingham
stated that there is a notation by the
Judge on one of these orders, stating
that he will hear any objection the
Board has to paying this bill.
Birmingham also stated that Attorney
Rish reported at the last meeting that
the Board would have to pay him to
tak" this before the Judge, and
are that the Board will still have to
pay the bills. After further discussion,
Gibson reported that the Board would
not he held in contempt for going
before the Judge to contest these
orders, but they would be held in
contempt if they just refuse to pay
them. Birmingham then objected to
the motion, and it failed 3 to 2. Traylor
and Peters discussed that it would be
a waste of taxpayers money to pay the
Attorney to go before the Judge, and
then have to pay the orders anyway.
Branch pointed out that this is only the
beginning of the bills that the County
is going to have to pay. Harrison
reported that the following questions
came up during the court discussion of
these orders. (1) Why couldn't Ms.
Huckeba have stayed in her own
home, since she owns one in Gulf
County, and (2) why couldn't we pick
a hotel with a cheaper rate?Money
moved the Board hire the Attorney to
go before the Judge to contest these
orders. Branch seconded the motion
for discussion. Upon inquiry by
Branch concerning the possibility of
the Chairman and Administrative
Assistant going before the Board to
contest these orders, Gibson stated he
does not know if the Judge would hear
their case, but if not, all he would do is
tell them to send their Attorney.
Branch then moved the Board author-
ize the Chairman and Administrative
Assis;i;,nt to go before the Judge to
conlrst these orders. The motion died
for lack of a second. Birmingham
gave the chair to Money, and moved
the Board allow the Attorney to file
the proper legal motion to question
these bills. Money then gave the Chair
to Peters and seconded the motion.
The following votes were received.
Traylor voted no. Branch voted no,
stating he would like for the Chairman
and Administrative Assistant to ap-
proach the Judge because it would not
cost the County any additional money.
Birmingham voted yes, stating there
is a legal system that everyone has to
follow and the Judge is not going to let
us just walk in and say we disagree
with this bill, as Attorney Rish has
already explained. Money voted yes.
Peters voted no, stating that the
Judge has already ordered us to pay
these bills, and it would be a waste of
taxpayers money to pursue this any
further. The motion died 3 to 2. Peters
then returned the Chair to Birming-
ham. Marion Hough discussed that
everyone has a right to represent
themselves in a Court of Law.
Birmingham stated that he hopes this
is true, but personally he knows
nothing about how to handle matters
in Court. After discussion. Money
moved the Board table these orders
until the next regular meeting, and
County. Money then moved the Board
amend Ordinance 87.3 to read that
people owning property and paying
taxes on it in Gulf County (on the
beach waterfront property) be al-
lowed to have the same privileges that
the local citizens have ($15.00 per
year). Peters seconded the motion,
stating residents of the beach have
approached him concerning this, and
he read ordinance 87.3, Section 3,
Paragraph B. Peters then amended
Money's motion for Section 3. Para-
graph B to read: "Permits shall be
issued for the period of one year. and
shall cost the sum of S15.00 for
residents and-or Gulf County Proper-
ty taxpayers, and S50.00 for non-resi-
dents." After further discussion by
Money. Peters stated that the bottom
line is that anyone who pays property
taxes in Gulf County should have the
same privileges the residents have.
Upon request by Branch. Collier read
Money's original motion. Branch
discussed the need to take out the part
about the beach front property. Peters
stated that he had amended Comm.
Money's motion. Upon public inquiry
about one person using a permitted
vehicle belonging to another person,
the Board stated that this had never
been addressed, but none of them
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write a letter to the Judge asking him
to reconsider the orders, based on Ms.
Huckeba owning a home in Gulf
County. Branch seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously. Birming-
ham directed Wells to write this letter
to the Judge.
Collier presented an invoice from
Baskerville-Donovan Engineers, in
the amount of $990.00, for the planning
services on the Comprehensive Plan,
for the Board's approval. Upon
motion .by Money, second by Branch,
and unanimous vote, the Board
approved payment of the invoice.
Collier presented the May billing
for Medicaid, in the amount of
$2,255.00, for the Board's approval.
Upon motion by Peters, second by
Traylor, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved payment of the
Collier brought to the attention of
the Board a letter from Dr. Erickson,
of the Gulf County Health Depart-
ment, concerning the construction of
the Primary Health Care Facility.
Money discussed the verbal agree-
ment by Ms. Drew that they would
make the new addition look as much
like the existing building as possible.
He also discussed their intent to use 10
feet of stucco, and stated that the
stucco can be made to look like brick.
He stated that he would like the side of
the building that faces 4th St. to have
the same appearance. He also stated
that he does realize that the building is
old, and the brick that it is made of
may be hard to find, but stucco can be
made to look like brick. He then
recommended the Board write a letter
to the Health Department, requesting
they make the existing building and
the addition look as much alike on the
outside as possible. The Board had no
objection. Birmingham directed Wells
to write this letter.
Sheriff Harrison presented an
invoice from Gregg Burch, in the
amount of $160.00, for painting the
"No Weapons Allowed" signs for the
Courthouse entrances, and requested
the Board pay this invoice. Upon
motion by Traylor, second by Money
and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to pay the invoice.
Harrison discussed that the Jay-
cees contact ted him for use of trustees
to clean up the beach, and he also
received the memorandum from the
Board requesting use of the trustees to
empty the trash cans at the beach.
Upon inquiry by Harrison, Money
stated that at this time there are only
two cans on the beach, but he feels
there should be more. Birmingham
stated that the main concern is to
make sure they have someone to
empty the cans on a regular basis.
Harrison stated that he has no
problem with the Jaycees' project,
but he does not have access to a
4-wheel drive to empty the trash cans.
He stated that he could furnish
trustees at any time, if a pickup truck
was available. Upon inquiry by
Money. Harrison stated that the
trustees cannot drive, they must be
accompanied by a correctional officer
or a County employee at all times.
Upon inquiry by Money, Mosquito
Control Director Graves reported that
he has a vehicle they can use, if they
let one of his drivers go with it. He also
reported that he could not let anyone
go on Mondays, only Tuesdays
through Fridays. Harrison requested
the Board's permission to take some
trustees and drive on the beach.
cleaning it as they 'go (possibly
every other week). Branch moved the
Board allow Harrison to proceed with
this project, because it needs to be
done now. Traylor seconded the
motion. Upon inquiry. Harrison re-
ported that the beach he is discussing
is from Palm Point to the County line.
Upon inquiry by Birmingham about
cleaning the other beach, the Sheriff
stated that this would not be a
problem as long as Graves can
provide a vehicle, he can provide the
trustees. Graves reported that there is
water going out in two places, and
they will need to cross someone's
property to get to the beach. Birming-
ham directed Graves to make a
request to the property owners. Upon
vote, the motion passed unanimously.
Birmingham stated that the Board
will be looking forward to seeing some
clean beaches in the upcoming weeks.
Money stated he received a call
from a property owner on the beach at
the South end of the County, complain-
ing about the fee she has to pay to get
a permit to drive on the beach. He
stated that her permanent residence
is not Gulf County, but she spends
about two thirds of her time here and
she feels that $50.00 is an outrageous
amount for a permit for someone who
already pays property taxes in the
expressed any objection. Money then
seconded the amended motion. The
motion passed with the following 3 to 2
vote. Money, Peters and Traylor
voted yes. Birmingham and Branch
voted no. Birmingham directed Col-
lier to advertise to hold a public
hearing at the next regular meeting to
consider amending Ordinance 87-3.
Peters stated he feels that decreasing
the rate for property owners is fair
because they are already contributing
to the County by paying their taxes.
Birmingham stated he feels a person
should be a full-time resident before
being allowed the privilege of paying
a lesser permit fee.
Harrison discussed the issuance
of permits to governmental vehicles,
stating it is not addressed in the
ordinance either. Birmingham stated
that he thought the Board had waived
it, and also stated that the Sheriff's
Department employees are the only
ones that will be making any arrests.
Harrison asked if they should waive it
on any individual basis, or if there
should be a procedure for the agencies
to prove they have an official reason
for being on the beach. Money moved
the Board include this in the public
hearing to amend Ordinance 87-3 by
adding a paragraph to extend this
privilege to governmental vehicles.
Peters seconded the motion. Branch
stated he strongly opposes this motion
because none of the governmental
agencies ever waive any of the
permits the County has to get. ,He
stated that he agrees with this as far
as local governmental vehicles are
concerned, but not out-of-county vehi-
cles. Birmingham stated another
point is that not all governmental
agencies, that get permits, have
business on the beach. Peters with-
drew his second, and Money withdrew
his motion. Money then moved the
Board write a letter to the Tax
Collector, requesting that she provide,
beach driving permits to all County
governmental vehicles. Branch se-
conded the motion, and it passed
unanimously. Branch then moved the
Board write a letter to the Tax
Collector, to make sure all other
governmental agencies comply with
our ordinance by having a permit on
their vehicles. Money seconded the
motion. Harrison stated that this
could put him in a bad situation if
there is an emergency on the beach
and State officials are there without a
permit. Birmingham stated that the
Sheriff's Department should use dis-
cretion in matters such as that. Upon
vote, the motion passed with the
following 4 to 1 vote. Birmingham,
Branch, Money and Traylor voted
yes. Peters voted no.
Upon inquiry by Peters, Branch
stated that he is aware that the
garbage ramp at St. Joe Beach has
been leveled Graves brought it up at
the last meeting. Upon further inquiry
by .Peters, Graves reported that the
ramp is being replaced today. Peters
stated that there are citizens who
cannot lift their garbage to put it in
the trailers, and he wanted to make
sure the ramp is going to be replaced.
Graves reported that it will not be like
the other one, it will be open on both
ends so a person can drive up one side,
empty the garbage, and drive off the
other side. Marion Hough stated that
she is glad that the ramp is being
replaced, and requested a response
from the Board to the following
question. Do the citizens have any-
thing to say about a situation that
comes up which involves County
property (which is actually owned by
the citizens), i.e. didn't the people
have anything to say in the matter of
the Beach garbage ramp being
leveled? Branch stated that if a public
hearing was held every time there
was emergency work, the government
could not operate. He stated that if
anyone had any questions. they could
talk to Graves. or they could come
before the Board. Birmingham then
discussed the following points: (1) not
every area in the County has one of
these trailers. (2) there are places
that do not and will not have a ramp
(and it was decided at a previous
meeting that a ramp would not be put
back at the Beach), and (3) in the near
future, there may not be trailers at
all. Marion Hough further discussed
County property. and referred to a
letter in the agenda packet from
Elizabeth Thompson Realty which
requests that the Board list two of
their beach lots with her, for sale. She
discussed (1) that the realtor is out of
this County, and (2) who has the right
to determine if and when County
property will be sold. Birmingham
stated that (1) the Board would make
the appropriate decision that is what
they are elected for, and (2) all
citizens have the right to be here when
the Board meets, and have the-right to
contact their Commissioners to voice
concerns they have. He stated that the
Board gets letters like this one from
Ms. Thompson regularly, but until a
Commissioner makes a motion or
recommendation, the Board does not
even have to consider it.
. Peters discussed a complaint he
received from James T. Hargrett. Sr..
concerning some lots next to his in
Money Bayou Subdivision. He stated
that Hargrett reported that the
hurricane destroyed the trailer that is
on the property, and it has never been
cleared. Peters submitted a letter
from Hargrett and asked the Board to
wrtie a letter to the owner of the lots
(Fred Rhodes of Tuskegee. Ala-
bama requesting that he clear the
debris from this property. The Board
had no objection. Birmingham re-
ported that if this property is a
hazard. Manuel's department could
handle it. He then directed Wells to
write the letter to Mr. Rhodes.
Peters discussed that the Board
has considered removing all of the
garbage trailers in the County, and
stated that he has been .in support of
this since the beginning. He stated,
however, that he would like to see any
ramps, that are torn down before that
Upon inquiry by Peters. Birming-
ham stated that he would incorporate
a workshop to discuss solid waste
disposal at the same time as the
Upon inquiry by Peters, Birming-
ham reported that Whitfield called
him and stated that he feels they can
repair the transfer switch, for the
generator instead of buying a new
one, and they are just waiting for the
Road Department's mechanic to have
a look at it. Lester stated that they
have not had a chance to do it yet.
Birmingham reported that the Ambu-
lance Service is aware that it may be
a while before the Road Department
can get to it.
The meeting then recessed for a
short break and reconvened at 10:45
Ella Brown, of Baskerville-Dono-
van Engineers, appeared before the
Board and stated that she had two
things to discuss concerning the
proposal they submitted for closure of
the Buckhorn Landfill. She stated that
first, they have revised the format of
the scope of work (the first 4 tasks are
required for the closure plan, and the
5th is optional it is for the revised
drainage plan). She discussed that if
the Board decides to leave the landfill
as it is, instead of leveling it, they will
need a topographic survey and will
need to revise the drainage plan.
Second, she stated that the fee
proposal is a guaranteed maximum,
and will not be exceeded (and if the
work that has to be done for the
Department of Environmental Regu-
lation is less, they will only bill the
County for what it takes to do the
closure plan). Upon inquiry by
Branch concerning the possibility of
future landfill permits for that area,
Ms. Brown reported that the existing
landfill is being closed, and if a new
permit application is prepared (whe-
ther Class I or Class III), a closure
plan for that landfill must be
submitted at the beginning. Upon
further inquiry by Branch concerning
drainage, Ms. Brown stated that a
little bit of grading may be necessary,
but she does not anticipate a problem.
Birmingham stated he intends to ask
the Board, at a later date, to apply for
at least a Class Ill permit, and he
discussed other possibilities. Money
moved the Board accept the complete
proposal for the Buckhorn Landfill
closure plan, which includes $24,000.00
for the 4 requirements and $7,000.00
for the 5th option (which Wells stated
is a requirement as far as the
Department of Environmental Regula-
tion is concerned). Traylor seconded
the motion. Wells stated that at this
point the Board needs to go with the
full plan, and hopefully an agreement
can be worked out between St. Joe
Paper Comapny and the County to
eliminate this optional task. Upon
inquiry by Branch, Ms. Brown stated
that this proposal is complete and will
meet all of the Department of
Environmental Regulation require-
ments necessary to obtain the closure
permit. Upon further inquire by
Branch concerning where this money
will be paid from, Wells reported that
he has talked with Lister about this,
and it is possible that since the closure
plan will be dated October 1st, they
might be able to budget and pay for it
in next year's budget (upon approval
by the Auditors, and agreement with
the Engineer). Birmingham request-
ed the Board table this until the next
meeting, and directed Wells to work
with the Clerk. Auditors, and Engine-
er on this. He also stated that if there
is money anywhere in this budget, he
would like to go ahead and pay it. The
motion then passed with the following
4 to 1 vote. Birmingham, Branch,
Money and Traylor voted yes. Peters
voted no. stating he does not approve
of closing the landfill because it would
leave the County totally dependent on
Bay County for the disposal of solid
waste, and discussed that the Board is
going to overspend their budget this
year with just part of the County's
waste being transported to Bay
County. He also stated that he is in
favor of developing a cell in Gulf
County to alleviate some of the costs.
Branch discussed that the Board has
to submit a closure plan and they have
to close the landfill, no matter what
they do with the garbage in the future.
Birmingham discussed that the Board
will have to apply for a permit to open
a new landfill, whether Class I or
Class III. Wells stated that we have
been in violation of the DER ruling
since 1-1-87, and we have to close the
section that is in violation. He also
stated that if the Board chooses to
continue in the same site, but a
different area, they have to open it
under a new permit. Birmingham
directed the Attorney to get strong
negotiations started, as soon as
possible, with Bay County. He stated
that there are other areas that the
Board can inspect (such as the
possibility of other landfill areas
taking our garbage). Peters stated
that this problem has existed for
years, and said that if the necessary
steps had been taken we would not be
in this situation today. He also stated
that the minutes will reflect suggest-
ions made, by members of the Board,
concerning procedures to go by to
comply with the State requirements
for the landfill. Birmingham stated
that he can take some of the
responsibility for this problem getting
to this point, but now the Board has no
choice but to close the landfill.
Branch recommended that the
Board request the Road Department
to re-stripe the Industrial Road as
soon as they can work it into their
schedule. Upon inquiry by Branch,
Lester stated that his striping ma-
chine is working. The Board had no
Upon inquiry by Branch, Lester
reported that they are starting to
remove some of the lime on Knowles
Ave. today. He also stated that they
are going to have to add sand back in,
and Wells has been negotiating on
Branch stated that they are still
trying to come up with a suitable
ambulance contract with Gulf Pines
Hospital, and they will be meeting
more. He also stated that they will
welcome any suggestions the Board
Branch reported that he had
asked Wells to get a cost estimate on
how much it would take to do the
basketball court at the White City
Park with concrete. He stated that
Wells' figures for concrete and wire
were between $3,350.00 and $3,650.00.
He also stated that if we could use our
labor (possibly hiring someone as a
cement finisher) it could be done
cheaper, and probably better, than
asphalt. Branch then moved the
Board purchase the materials and use
County labor as much as possible to
install cement on the area that was
advertised for asphalt. Peters se-
conded the motion. Upon inquiry by
Birmingham, Branch stated that if
either the Mosquito Control Depart-
ment, the Road Department, or the
trustees could set the form and put the
wire down, they could hire one person
as a concrete finisher. Birmingham
stated that the Road Department still
has 4 bridges to change out and they
have several other projects that they
are helping the School Board with.
Upon inquiry by Branch, Graves
reported that h,' has employees who
can set the forms and put the wire
in during the middle of the week, and
Harrison stated that he can assign a
couple of trustees to help with this
project. Upon vote, the motion passed
Branch discussed a letter re-
ceived from Elizabeth Thompson
Realty, concerning the Board's pro-
perty at Beacon Hill. He requested the
Board answer Ms. Thompson's reply
form by checking no, the Board is not
interested in selling this property now
or in the future. The Board had no
objection. Birmingham directed Wells
to mail the reply form to Ms.
Birmingham reported that Virgil
Mayo. of the Public Defender's Office,
called him yesterday to say that he
has a letter coming to the Board
concerning their request for the
Public Defender's help in paying the
defense costs in the case of the State
vs. Clyde Melvin. Birmingham stated
that Mayo informed him that they
may be able to help some, but there
are certain things (expert witness
fees, etc.) that they cannot pay for. He
reported that they have a special fund
from which they may be able to get
the County as much as $10,000.00 for
the Attorney's fees.
Birmingham reported that John
McInnis, City Administrator of Mex-
ico Beach, contacted him yesterday in
reference to emptying the trash cans"
at Beacon Hill. He stated that they are
not really interested in providing this'
service, but McInnis did state that
Argus ta private company) has a
regular run to Beacon Hill and St. Joe,
Beach, and they may be willing to do
Birmingham requested the Board
give him some input concerning their'
schedules for the next few weeks,
because they need to start budget
hearings as soon as possible. Upon
inquiry by Birmingham, Collier re-
ported that Lister is on vacation this
week, but had mentioned that he
would be working on the budget this
weekend. Birmingham stated that
they also need to have a solid waste
workshop to go along with the budget
hearings. Upon discussion by Birm-
ingham, Wells reported that Lister is
close to having the preliminary
budget packet ready. Birmingham
stated that without knowing what
Lister has prepared, they would set a
workshop for July 21, 1988, at 6:00
p.m., to allow the Clerk to present and
discuss the packets, and to hold a
workshop to discuss solid waste
disposal. He also stated that it would
be good if Rish could give the Board
some tentative figures on his negoti-
ations with Bay County, and also
requested Baskerville-Donovan En-
gineers provide some rough figures on
the cost to open a new Class I landfill.
Birmingham requested Wells make
note of these requests made to the
Attorney and to Bakerville-Donovan
William H. Kuyper appeared
before the Board concerning a letter
he submitted to them in May,
requesting they abandon an alley
between his lots (1 & 3 and 2 & 4) on
3rd Street and 3rd Avenue at Beacon
Hill. He stated that he has not
received a response. Birmingham
stated that he remembers it coming
before the Board, but would have to
get someone to get the information for
him. Upon request by Money, Kuyper
stated that they are building their
house on Lots 1 & 3, and stated that
there is a possibility that they will also
build on Lots 2 & 4 in the future. He
stated that they would like to insert a
large septic tank unit that would
supply both houses. He reported that
the prime reason they want the alley
deleted is so that they will have access
to this system and to both sets of lots,
stating this is strictly a residential
site. Branch stated that this is the
property that the Board had Lester
look at several meetings ago, and to
the best of his knowledge Lester had
stated that the alley is not being used
now, but may be needed at a later date
(for utilities). Lester confirmed
Branch's response. Birmingham di-
rected Wells to provide Kuyper with
the minutes concerning this matter.
There being no further business,
the meeting did then adjourn.