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L FIFTY-FIRST YEAR, NUMBER 16 PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1988 25 Per Copy
County Board Sees Fireworks
Commission Agrees t
iggle, but the Gulf which Gulf could afford and which
mission finally Bay County could afford to agree
contract with Bay to.
y, to send Gulfs The county has not hauled to
thl neighboringn the BRav Conntv incinerator since
county's incinerator for burning.
The county has been dealing
with Bay County for several
months attempting to come up
with a contract price per ton
October when their last contract
expired, even though they have
been under orders from DER and
have agreed to close their Buck-
horn landfill, north of Wewa-
I N t.
A backhoe digs a trench on Tenth Street for Installation of a new
sewage collection main. Work started Monday on the project.
Sewer Project Starts
Work started this week, right on schedule, for constructing a sewer
service for Tenth Street, east of Garrison Avenue. L.S.L.T. Churchwell,
Inc., of Panama City was scheduled to begin the $68,607.50 project on
December 12 and started work right on schedule,
The project is supposed to require 60 calendar days for completion,
which would have the system in place and operating on February 10.
The new line will run east on Tenth Street to Knowles Avenue,
where a lift station will be placed to boost the effluent to the Fifth
This section of Tenth Street began developing about 25 years ago,
but at the time, the City could not afford the considerable expense to
furnish sewage service to the homes located on the street. The nearest
main was on Garrison Avenue, but it was not buried deep enough fii the
ground for a gravity flow system to operate properly from the east end
of Tenth Street. Elevations there were lower than the Garrison Avenue
Installation of the lift station makes it feasible to route the sewage
effluent down Knowles to Fifth Street.
Sewage service became possible to the vicinity a few years ago, but
residents were satisfied with their septic tank installations and had re-
sisted the expense involved with putting in sewer service. Problems
with the aging tanks have now initiated the project.
Hey Kids! There's Only 2
More Days to Write Santa
Kids who would write their letters to
Santa Claus and have them printed in The
Star, have only two days to get the writing ,/ J ,
done and the letters sent on 3
their way. The letters should
be sent to Santa Claus, P.O. 'r, ''K
Box 308. Port St. Joe. or .- A S
brought by The Star by Mon-
All letters received will be
printed in next week's edition ,
of The Star, then bundled up
and forwarded on to Santa
Claus at the North Pole.
There Is no charge or
obligation to have the letters placed in The
Star or sent on to Santa.
Early Deadline for
Next Week's Edition
The Star will observe a holiday publication date next week in or-
der to make certain the paper is all delivered prior to Christmas Day
and so our staff may spend a few days of relaxation with their fami-
lies at Christmas time.
The Star will be coming to you through the malls on Wednesday
next week and will be available on news stands Tuesday afternoon.
All of this means we must print the paper a day early and re-
quire news and advertising copy be in our hands a day early. The
absolute deadline for next week's paper will be 12:00 noon Monday.
It was a stru
agreed to sign a
solid waste to
m Plan But Not Without A Struggle
hitchka by December 31 of this
Chairman Doug Birmingham
remarked Tuesday, "Since we
have been hauling everything to
Buckhorn for the past three
months while we worked on this
contract, we have saved $60,000
in disposal costs".
Bay County had set a price for
Gulf County, equivalent of what a
half mill sales tax would generate
in the county, which would total
approximately $250,000. Bay
County funds its solid waste In-
cineration through a half cent
sales tax and felt Gulf county
should do the same.
Commissioner Jimmy Gort-
man scored the plan because he
felt the agreement was too expen-
sive for Gulf County. 'We need to
come up with a permanent solu-
tion for garbage [disposal] and re-
move the expense from the tax
Birmingham retorted the in-
cineration plaxr was the cheapest
way out for Gulf county, according
to several studies which had been
run here. and elsewhere in the
Panhandle to possibly put up dis-
trict incinerators for several
"We're going to the incinerator
for less than $25.00 per ton and
Waste Management wanted
$70.00 per ton to collect and haul
our solid waste to their landfill in
Jackson cotinty. Incineration is
the cheapest out we have", Birm-
Birmingham also advised the
new commissioners, the Board
had some information on a mini-
compactor for the north end of
the county. "If it's what we think
it is, it'll pay for its installation
in less than a year, just in reduced
hauling expenses", Birmingham
said. He was looking at a project-
ed price of $100,000 to haul loose
garbage from Wewahitchka to
Bay County as opposed to expens-
es of $25,000 if the compactor
were to be put into use. The com-
pactor would cost approximately
Looking at a solid waste haul-
ing and disposal fee of some
$300,000 plus per year, boggled
the mind of the new commission-
ers, just as it has those commis-
sioners who have been dealing
with the possibility for the past
Agreement didn't come easy,
but after nearly an hour of dis-
cussing and explaining there was
no option at the present time, the
commission agreed to enter the
contract with Bay County until
October of next year at an esti-
mated cost of'$250,000 to bum all
solid waste of the county.
Buckhorn landfill will be
closed to all solid waste dumping
by Saturday, December 31.
PETERS STOKES THE FIR
Commissioner Nathan Peters
then took the floor and first
asked why the minutes weren't
printed up-to-date in The Star
and why the last couple of sets
had been set in smaller type than
regular size news type. "People
have complained about this", Pe-
Chairman Birmingham quer-
ied Wesley Ramsey, publisher of
The Star about Peters' charges.
Ramsey said, "There is a very
good reason for both situations he
spoke about. First, the county
pays $75.00 per month for print-
ing the minutes and has for the
past 20 years. Second, the min-
utes, had become so voluminous
they now take from $700 to
$1,000 worth of newspaper space
each month to print. I have con-
tinued to print minutes over the
years as a public service, but $700
to $1,000 per month is just a little
more public service than we can
Ramsey continued he would
continue to print minutes in the
smaller type on a space available
Peters then aimed his word
gun at Attorney William J. Rish,
and proceeded to fire both barrels
at the popular attorney.
Peters said, after filing a list
of seven charges he said proved
derelection of duty, that the board
should consider his "inferior per-
formance" and made a motion to
call bids for the services of a new
county attorney with Rish not al-
lowed to bid on the position.
"I would like to see us termi-
nate Mr. Rish as soon as another
attorney can be hired", Peters
(Continued on Page 3)
Gulf county graduating high
school seniors this year will be
'able to take advantage of the new
College Counseling Project and its
ability to secure financing to send
any of them who wish to go to the
college of their choice. This infor-
mation was made public Thurs-
day of last week in an informa-
tional .meeting between the
committee and several civic lead-
ers from throughout the county.
Fred Witten, who acted as
"spokesman for the committee,
said the new program, being in-
troduced and backed by the dit-
'Potdht Foundation is using Gulf
County as a pilot project for a pro-
gram to assure every student who
attends the school system there is
a way for them to go to college if
they wish to attend.
Witten stressed at the meeting
Thursday it is no longer neces-
sary for a student to make among
the highest grades in the school to
be able to obtain scholarship aid
in pursuing a college education.
In short, the duPont spon-
sored educational program guar-
antees that any student who wish-
es to attend college and works
toward this end, will have the fi-
nances available to attend the
college of his choice. Students,
may be assured as early as the ele-
mentary school there is a way for
them to go to college when the
"In short, it's no longer a
question of 'If I can go to college'
but 'When I go to college. ." Wit-
Students can earn points to-
ward their college career by par-
ticipating in activities at the
school and in their community,
as well as grades they receive dur-
ing their school career, Witten
pointed out. The points will be
traded in for cash toward their
Basically, the way the pro-
gram will work is, after a parent
identifies how ,muckh.h& .iz% ay .*- ..--.-
for his child's education, and af-
ter government and school aids
are explored, the foundation will
pay the remainder of the tuition,
(Continued on Page 3)
Christy McDaniel, left, second runner-up, Patria Mathes, 1989 Gulf County Junior Miss and Mi-
chele Taylor, second runner-up.
"Jr. Miss" Patria Mathes
Patria Mathes, of Wewa-
hitchka was selected from a
field of ten contestants Saturday
night, as Gulf County's Jr. Miss
First runner-up in the annu-
al pageant, sponsored by the Ki-
wanis Club, was Christy McDa-
niel. Second runner-up was
McDaniel was also the recip-
ient of the "Spirit of Junior
Miss" award and the physical
fitness award. J. Lee Johnson
received the talent portion of the
Patria, the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Larry Mathes of Wewa-
hithcka. is also very active in
the extra-curricular activities of
Wewahlitchka High School.
She is president of the stu-
dent body, captain of the cheer-
ing squad and company com-
mander of the NJROTC unit. She
is the president of the drama
club and had the lead in the pro-
duction of "Grease" last spring.
Patria was a member of the 1988
Homecoming Court. She is for-
merly copy editor of the year-
Patria's hobbies include act-
ing, cheerleading and traveling.
She plans to attend the Univer-
sity of Florida or Troy State
University. Winning the Jr.
Miss Pageant will provide her a
scholarship of $750 toward her
First runner-up Christy
McDaniel, is the daughter of
Terry McDaniel and Cathy
McDaniel. She is actively in-
volved in student council, Key-
ettes and is vice president of the
senior class. She is captain of
the varsity cheerleading squad
and is listed as a Distinguished
American High School student.
She is a member of the Gold
Christy's hobbies include
dancing, playing the piano and
being with friends. She plans to
attend Tallahassee Community
College and major in dental hy-
Second runner-up Michele
Taylor, is the daughter of Rod-
ney and Marie Bramton. She is
Involved in National Honor So-
ciety, science club and her
church choir. She is listed in
Who's Who among American
High School Students.
Michele plans to attend
Gulf Coast Community College
and transfer to the University of
Florida majoring in pre-med.
Her hobbies include travel-
ing, working with children and
Gulf County's Jr. Miss will
represent the county in the state
pageant which will be held in
Pensacola in February. She will
hold the title of Jr. Miss until
next fall, when it will be her re-
sponsibility to crown her suc-
County Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr., center, airs charges against County attorney William J. Rish
Tuesday morning. Commissioner Jimmy Gortman, left, and Chairman Doug Birmingham, listen.
duPonts Supplementing Tuition Funds
Editorials and Comments TE
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 1988
Our Annual $1
The City of Port St. Joe is being forced by the Department of
Environmental Regulation to waste another $1 million, plus,
to install an electric generating plant at the Wastewater Treat-
ment Plant to provide electric energy to operate the plant in the
event a storm or other natural disaster knocks out electric ser-
vice to the plant.
The big hurricane of 1985 cut off electricity for four days at
the plant, but operations still went on in a manner to adequate-
ly meet the need of the area it serves. When power is off there,
there's not much.going on elsewhere to generate wastes to be
treated. This outage was the most serious one in the plant's his-
tory. For this occasion, we must spent approximately $1.5 mil-
lion to ensure it won't happen again.
It seems there is some sort of ruling or requirement from
the DER which says: "Port St. Joe will be forced to spend at least
a million dollars each and every year the treatment plant oper-
ates to keep it abreast with the requirement changes we make
Port St. Joe is lucky [although we can't say the same about
St. Joe Paper Company]. Here in Port St. Joe, the users pay a
very small percentage of the operation, maintenance or remod-
eling of the local treatment plant. St. Joe Paper Company and
Sylvachem Corporation pick up the lion's share of those charg-
es, but the people get an opportunity to pay a portion, also.
If Port St. Joe were saddled with the entire expense of the
Wastewater Treatment Plant, we would do nothing but spend
our budget on the treatment plant, just as Gulf County is going
to be faced with spending a major portion of the county budget
money on handling solid waste.
It's getting where it costs more to treat or handle the waste,
than it cost to generate it in the first place. There has to be
something wrong with that equation.
We can understand DER coming down and coming down
hard on counties who are making little or no effort to handle
their wastes in a safe and efficient manner. It is discouraging to
those who are making an effort to have that effort badgered
each and every year with more and more expensive changes in
the government requirements.
It seems calloused to us that DER should be concerned $1.5
million worth over a situation which may occur [and if it does,
only in a very temporary nature] but under the worst circum-
stances, would not affect us to any great degree; when we have
the real need of a solution for a crack cocaine problem which is
ruining the lives of some of our Gulf County young people each
and every day.
There's all kinds of activities going on, here in our county at
this time of the year to make sure those who are facing hard-
ships will have a merry Christmas season.
Jerry Stokoe, the chief of the Senior Citizen tribe, tells us
they have a list of some 50 families who face a Christmas
which will not be so merry unless someone gives them a hand..
Jerry and his pals are going to do their part in seeing these peo-
ple remember the Christmas of 1988 fondly. They will welcome
the help of anyone who wishes to join them in this endeavor,
but they have made up their minds to see the job gets done if
they have to do it all themselves.
Of course, all of us know they will not have to do it all them-
selves. At Christmas and Thanksgiving times here in Gulf
county our people become more generous than at any other
time of the year and make a supreme effort to see that nobody
suffers during a holiday season.
The fact that only 50 families in our county find themselves
in a situation where they need assistance speaks well for the
county and its commercial community. It means there are jobs
where the greater majority of our people can earn a decent liv-,
ing. We're all grateful for that.
What we're most grateful for is that we live in a community
where a person's hardships do not go un-noticed. Tomorrow, it
maybe you, or us in need of help.
SHunker Down with Kes .y Kesley Colbert
"Roll Over, Beethoven"
You ever finished telling a
story or just mailed a letter or
hung up the phone or maybe end-
ed a lecture, sat own and almost
immediately realize that you left
something out? If you were pay-, .
ing attention last week you know"
we were talking about George'
Jones. I forgot to tell you about
what's-his-name. Over the
Thanksgiving Holidays we were in
Nashville having lunch with my.,
wife's cousin, Genia. Now don't
worry I'm not giving a test later
- you're not expected to keep up
with Cathy's family. Lord knows I
can't, there's too many of them.
Genia's the one that married
the rock singer. His name is Steve
something-or-other. I didn't
catch his last name. I'm not over-
ly taken with rock singers. He's
had songs out like "Back In The
High Life" and, and.. .that's all I
can remember. Jesse said his lat-
est song is "Roll With It". My son
also told me it was a number one
on the charts for weeks. I've never
heard it. But of course I didn't tell
Steve what's-his-name that. Lis-
ten. you can't go eat with a guy
and be completely uncouth. Be-
sides, as we were walking up the
steps Cathy said. "You embarrass
me and I'll kill you."
Genia is o.k. I've known her
since she was this high. I watched
her grow up. She can do some
crazy things so naturally we've al-
ways gotten along well. Out of love
for Genia and fear for my life I
was on my best behavior. After we
discussed how much all the kids
had grown, ran through the old
folks at home, remarked how un-
seasonably warm it had been and
remembered Thanksgivings past
we got around to music. I got busy
eating I wasn't going to say a
word. Shucks, I don't know noth-
ing about 7-2's or Thankfully
Dead or Bud Springsteen. I was
about half listening when Genia
remarked, "Every time I get in the
car Steve has the radio on a coun-
My ears went up like a D E W
live radar that just identified a low
flying Russian plane. Surely I
didn't hear right. They got to tell-
ing Cathy and the boys about
meeting Waylon Jennings. Well,
that ain't exactly worth writing
home about. I was about to return
to the ham when Steve mentioned
that growing up he was in-
fluenced by Chuck Berry, Elvis,
Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Le-
wis. Now wait a minute, this chap
is from England, and a rock sing-
er no less. Those were the guys I
grew up with! What kind of deal is
this? I casually asked him if he
remembered Carl Perkins. He
sang a verse and the chorus of
"Blue Suede Shoes." I was a little
embarrassed that he was well in-
formed about my music and I
Winter Comes Early
didn't know doodley about his. If-
he noticed he never let, on. He"
didn't mention his stuff- I told:
him about Johnnie and Jack, the
real Hank Williams and Ira and
Charlie Louvin. I finally got
around to asking him who his fa-
vorite singer was. He didn't even
hesitate he said, "George
Now people, let me tell you
something, not all that stuff you
hear about them rock singers is
true. My good friend Steve is nice,
clean-cut, articulate, intelligent
and rather on the quiet side. And
no, he doesn't have long hair or
earrings. He's as regular as rain.
Cathy had to talk me into go-
ing over there, if you know what I
mean but I enjoyed it and hated
that I had to leave early. I left
'cause I had to be at a wedding in
Leoma, Tennessee, that evening.
Tracy, that's Aunt Beatrice and
Uncle Womack's granddaughter -
- you need to keep up with these
people, they're my family was
getting married and since I was in
the same time zone I had to be
there. On the three hour trip down
from Nashville I kept thinking
about my good buddy Steve. If I
could talk him in to doing a coun-
try album. I......"Ashes Of Love",
"KnoxVille Girl", "New Blackboard
Of My Heart", "Ring Of Fire". ....
.we'd do the real classics.
I found Lebma without any
trouble and got to the church a
,good 30 minutes before the show
started. Tracy never looked more
lovely and the wedding was sim-
ply divine howbeit looked suspi-
ciously alike the last wedding I
attended. .... and the one before
that, and the one. ... .It was nice
to see all the. relatives again.
Good folks. After the reception
Aunt Ruby Nell took everyone
over to Bailey's Market and treat-
ed us to some pickled eggs..
Late that night, on my way
back to Nashville, I did something
I don't ever remember doing be-
fore. I flipped around the radio
dial, searching for a rock station.
I was looking for that "Roll With
It" song. I wanted to find out the
last name of my favorite rock
Dear Mr. Ramsey,
My husband and I are fre-
quent visitors to the beach area
and have considered it our sec-
ond home for many years. We fol-
low with great interest the news
of the area through reading The
I was especially interested in
the article in the Nov. 10th paper
concerning, tattoos/stickers laced
with LSD as a way of Introducing
drugs to children. I teach school
and'we as teachers are always in-
'terestdd in information 'that will
help us to further educate our stu-
dents about drugs. I shared the
information with my faculty and it'"
was very favorably received.
Thank you for. your part in f
keeping the'public informed.
Ruth Ann Wynn
ETA.li N $HW C l ... f BY: WESLEY R. RAMSEY
Holiday Cooking Calls for Some Personal Sacrifices
.Hol ook Cllsces
TS HOLIDAY COOKING time
at our house, with holiday baking
the foremost in the plans which
started last Thursday evening af-
I noticed things were different
when I sat down at the kitchen
bar to eat my supper, which
wasn't really a "supper" at all. 'It
was more like a placebo meal, de-
signed to make me think my hun-
ger was assuaged when It really
wasn't at all.
I get a lot of those lately.
The bar was covered with reci-
pe books. I've told you Frenchie
has enough recipes collected she
could start now and cook up a dif-
ferent one every day at every meal
and still couldn't get through the
whole bunch if we were to live to a
ripe old age.
The recipe books were on the
bar and I had to sit my saucer con-
taining a couple of slices of toma-
to, two crackers and a thin slice of
roast beef right smack in the mid-
dle of a plan to make an icebox
fruitless fruit cake.
Do you ever have that prob-
lem around your house?
Around Christmas time, I
overlook the inconvenience of my
eating spot on the breakfast bar
being taken up with recipes, mix-
ing bowls, boxes of flour, confec-
tioners sugar and the like.
THURSDAY NIGHT, AFTER
supper, the real test of holiday
preparations started to hit me.
I had set down and was pre-
paring to watch the last half of
President Reagan's address, when
Frenchie came in, plopped a large
shopping bag full of pecan meats
in my lap, a bowl and a paring
knife and said, "Chop these up".
I didn't even get a "Will you
chop these up"!
A short paring knife seems to
be a pretty informidable tool to
tackle a shopping bag full of pe-
can meats with, I was expected to
cut those nuts up pretty fine with
this small knife and do the whole
Again, recalling the usual
habit of things around the holy
days, I started to whittle those pe-
can meats down to size.
The first thing I noticed was
that they were pecan halves.
I know my knowledge is lim-
ited, but even I know that pecan
meats in the halves cost more
than pecan meats in the pieces.
The thing I couldn't understand-
and believe me I asked about this
one-is, why buy the more expen-'
sive pecan halves if you're going
to just dump them in the lap of
your slave at the house and say,
"Chop these up"!
A-AIN, I MAY NOT be very
smart, but I'm smart enough to
know that you don't question why
women do anything!
They do what they do, 1] be-
cause they want to; 2] because
that's the way momma did it; 3]
that's the way they did on the TV
cook show; 4] because it was all I
had on hand at the time, and, 5]
because it bugs you sol
In the case of buying pecan
halves to be cut up in little pieces,
I think reason number five has
Nevertheless, I followed or-
ders like a good husband is wont
to do and started making pecan
pieces out of large, fat, firm pecan
I chopped and I chopped and I
chopped until I finally had that
grocery bag of pecan halves all cut
up and delivered to the kitchen,
where Frenchie put them in a zip-
lock plastic bag and zipped them
"I thought you were going to
use these things", I said.
"I am, someday", was the reply
Men, don't even try to figure
STILL, I HAVE HOPES for the
Christmas season and the goodies
which are surely to emanate from
our kitchen before it's all over
and the tree is taken down.
Actually, I am behind, be-
cause as of Friday morning, when
this was written, I have not yet
put my Christmas tree. in its cus-
tomary place in the front window
of the den.,
But, that is a week end project
which will take precedence over
all other week end projects, and
the tree shall be up by Sunday, at
Even Rachel.. the dog is getting
into the Christmas spirit. Actual-'
ly, Rachel has started her Christ-,
mas season eating habits. '
Frenchle has started getting
out some. of her Christmas decora-
tions and paraphernalia. Among
these is a nut basket which is sit-
"ting on a coffee-fable, 'filled with,
an assortment of nuts and a
couple of nut crackers.
J was sitting in "my" chair
reading, the paper the other night,
when I heard a "crack, crack"
down on the floor at the foot of
my chair. I kept hearing this
noise off and on, and finally de-
cided to investigate. '
There was Rachel, cracking
and eating English walnuts.
She had spirited them out of
the nut basket sitting on the cof-
fee table and was eating the nuts
while she watched TV.
I scolded her good for using
her teeth rather than the nut
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Send Address Change to In County-$0.ooyear in Counly--U.0 Six Months
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Phone 227-11278 than amount received for such advertisement.
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by Wendell Campbell
Is There Really A Santa Claus?
"Daddy, daddy!" my youngest son exclaimed as he raced into
the house almost out of breath, "I've got to talk to you. It's impor-
tant!" It was about two weeks before Christmas six or seven years
"Hold on there, partner," I said, trying to settle him down a bit.
"Get your breath and we'll talk about it"
"Dad, Shelley and I were just talking to Joey about what we
wanted Santa to bring us and he said there ain't no Santa Claus!"
His eyes were as big as two saucers and he continued as soon as
he caught his breath.
"He said that Santa was Just something grownups made up to
trick kids into being good and making good grades when they get
in school and he says reindeer can't fly and if they could they
couldn't pull all that sleigh and toys and a fat old man and if
there was a Santa he couldn't get all the toys in a sleigh for all the
kids in the world. Dad, he said there was almost a million kids in
the world and there wasn't room in a sleigh for that many toys
and if there was the Santa couldn't make that many stops in one
Before I could reply he continued. "I told him we left cookies
and milk out for Santa each Christmas Eve and he ate them and
he said that you are the one who ate them and Dad, you know
what else he said?" he continued, his voice now as serious as an
' Alabama lad buying a bus ticket home from Chicago.
"No," I answered, answered, as serious as I could, "What else did he lie to
"Dad, he said that you were Santa Claus and you bought all
our presents and put them under the tree after we went to bed. Is
it true, Dad? Are you really Santa Claus?'.
"Well now," I said slowly, giving myself time to put all the
charges in perspective., "those are pretty strong statements, es-
pecially coming from a boy no older than Joey. What do you
think?" I asked.
"I don't know, Dad. That's why I'm asking you." That made
sense so I measured my words carefully and this Is what I told
"Son, don't you believe what Joey has told you. There ls a San-
ta Claus. Millions of people believe in God and they haven't seen
Him. Do you believe there is a God?" Iasked.
'Yessir," he replied., "I know there is a God, but what about
Santa Claus?" he deeply probed, "Is there a real Santa Claus?"
'Well, Son, I'm about to tell you about Santa and I want you to
listen carefully and not ask any questions until I'm through. Will
you do that?"
'Yessir, I will," he replied, now somewhat-settled.
'Well, Son, there is, a Santa Claus. I don't care what Joey or
anyone else says; he does exist. Let me tell you how it all started."
"Many, many years ago, when Jesus was born, God decided he
needed someone to help the people of the world celebrate the
birth of his Son, so he picked Santa Claus.
"The reason he picked Santa Claus," I continued, "was be-
cause he lived in a remote place where he could work, without in-
terruptions, on the toys all year long so they could be ready for
Christmas. He also had some helpers and a magic sleigh and
some reindeer that cotild fly. Those reindeer are probably where
the Wright Brothers got the idea for the first airplane. .I'm not
certaih about that because I never knew them.
"Anyway, Santa was dispatched, each Christmas Eve to deliv-
er presents and toys to all the girls and boys in the world so they-
could coritinue 'a tradition started by the Wise Men who first
brought gifts to Baby Jesus therilght he was-born. -
"As the world continued to grow, Santa realized he had a
problem on his hand. There were more and more children and he
was fast becoming short of help. It was then that he devised a
plan .so he could provide toys and gifts to all the people In the
world. This is what he did.
"He asked all the parents to help him deliver the presents to
all -he little girls and bofs. He told them that he would provide
the money if they would go to the stores and buy them, wrap them
and, on Christmas Eve, if he hadn't made it to their home, to
place them under the tree for the children. Almost all the parents
agreed and to this day still help Santa.
"Now, Son, as far as there being a real Santa Claus, there is
one because I have seen him. So has Jed. He doesn't come that
often because he is very busy, but someday, if you're lucky, you
may getto see him, too. Now, do you understand?"'
"I think so dad, but I have one otheriquestion. If it wasn't San-
ta, then who ate the cookies and drank the milk I left last year?"
"Son, I can't tell a lie. It was your mother!" .
Up Live Nativity
In what has become an annu-
al event much looked forward to
by the.community, the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church will once
again present its live nativity
scene to celebrate the Christmas
season. Members of the church
re-create the manger scene with
Mary, Joseph, the baby Jesus, the
shepherds from the fields and the
wise men. Each year members of
the church work diligently to con-
struct the stable, and transport
animals to be used in the nativity.
For several days during the days
before Christmas, the live nativity
is performed for the enjoyment of
the community to come and wit-
ness the scene, and contemplate
on'the true meaning of the Christ-
This year the church will have
its live nativity on Sunday, .De-
cember 18, following the cantata.
It will also be conducted on Mon-
day and Tuesday, December 19
arid 20. Everyone is invited to
come by and observe it.
Fireworks from Page1
said. Peters failed to get a second
to his motion.
The commissioner claimed
Rish had been negligent in failing
to keep the board informed on
matters concerning the Incinera-
tion contract, flood claims at St.
Joe Beach, engineering agree-
ments at Sea Shores subdivision,
ambulance contract negotiations,
and several other items.
Rish did not comment on the
charges at the time, but chairman
Birmingham said, "I take is-
sue on charges you have brought
up'". The chairman went on to ad-
vise Peters Rish had kept the
board advised on matters he was
instructed to handle and had kept
the' chairman fully informed' at
all times of activities he was in-
"If there is any derelection of
duty, it's with this board and its
members for failure to act
promptly on the attorney's advice
Birmingham said, "We're still
experiencing problems as board,
but the attorney is-not to blame.
He has done exactly what he was
asked to do".
After the meeting Rish said
Peters had told him Monday not
to take anything he revealed in
the meeting personally, but that
he was going to go after those who
conspired to keep him out of the
chairmanship for the coming
Rish said, "I told him at the
time, I had nothing to do with who
was elected chairman. It's not my
business nor my duty to get in-
volved in such matters and I did
In other business matters, the
-Received first draft of an or-
dinance controlling pets and live-
stock in the county. The first pub-
lic hearing on the new ordinance
will be Tuesday, January 24 at
6:00 p.m. The second meeting will
also be a night meeting, held in
Wewahitchka at a date to be an-
-Heard a report from admin-
istrative assistant Larry Wells
that the federal government had
cut back on the commodity pro-
gram. Wells said only butter
would be available in Gulf County
for the month of December.
-Building Department direc-
tor, Dewayne Manuel said the
building department would be
"bankrupt" in March or April.
Manuel said lack of building in
Tuition IFund-- Page
thus guaranteeing that no student vate citizens to subscribe to the
in the county must forego a col- local education fund by whatever
lege education because of a lack of amount they feel they can.
money. Approximately 125 people at-
The program isn't one to pay tended the meeting held in the
all scholarship expenses with no Long Avenue Baptist Church
obligation on the part of the stu- Family Life Center, dining on
dent or the parent, but it will fish, gumbo, baked beans and cole
guarantee the ability to attend by slaw.
paying that portion of tuition not .-:
available through some other 1st Baptist Choir
Dr. Stanley Kmet, director of The Adult and Graded Choirs
business and citizen involvement of First Baptist Church of Port St.
for- the Florida Department of Ed- Joe will present "Noel, Jesus Is
ucaUon said the State DOE is get- Born" December 17th and 18th at
ting involved inthe program also. 7:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
id n the on The community is cordially
Kmet said the state is w orking on invited to attend this Christmas
a and personal effort bye40%, in cantata. There will be a nursery
addition to the duPont grant., provided.
Dr. Kmet said the duPont -
grant, plus the state input, would Empty Stocking
add some 340% to local effort
money. The family of Leona M. Confer
Both Dr. Kmet and Witten said wishes to thank everyone who
one of the sources of funding and contributed to the Mexico Beach
examples of good faith support .mpty Stocking Fund in her
from the cbminu'nhty would be lo-' memory. A total of $437.05 was
cal funding of a scholarship fund collected, which' will be used to
which would be used to finance, provide baskets and toys for the"
the higher education grants. Both families in the beaches area for
urged business, industry and pri- -, Christmas.
Thompson Temple F.B.C. will
host their 1988 Christmas pro-'
gram on Wednesday, December
21 at 6:30 p.m.
Everyone Is invited to attend.
The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 15, 1988 Page 3A
Gulf County has cut back drasti- money. The building department
cally on building permit fees, is operated entirely on building
causing the office to run out of permit and inspection fees.
Heating & Air
Plumbing & Electrical Work
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in the Mexico Beach Mini Mall
All perms $20 thru December and 10% off all
othef chemical services. Slight additional
charge for longer hair.
Call Christy or Sharon for an appointment at
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Page 4A The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 15, 1988
Debra Price and Darrin
Gilmore Exchange Vows
Debra Ann Price and Darrin
Donald Gilmore were united in
marriage on November 11 in a
candlelight, double ring ceremo-
ny. The wedding was held at Hi-
land Park' United Methodist
Church in Panama City and was
conducted by Reverends Robert
Hall and Harry Johnson.
Parents of the bride are Mr.
and Mrs. Troy Gay of Port St. Joe
and the late Troy M. Price. Grand-
parents are Mr, and Mrs. James C.
Kirldand of Ward Ridge.
The groom's parents are Mr.
and. Mrs. Hubert D. Gilmore of
Panama City. Grandparents are
Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Gilbert and Mr.
and Mrs. Lawton Gilmore, all of
S The wedding was directed by
Pat Wilcox. Nuptial music was
performed by Marilyn Jones, pia-
nist, and Eva Price, soloist and
sister-in-law of the bride. Mrs.
Price sang "Flesh of My Flesh" and
"I Dedicate All My Love."
The bride was given in marri-
age by her parents and escorted
to the altar by Mr. Troy Gay. She
was attired in a traditional white
gown of poly-sheer and chantilly
lace. The fitted bodice of lace was
enhanced by a Queen Anne neck-
line and full. bishop sleeves. The
pick-up lace front on her full skirt
extended to the back to create a
six-tiered bouffant cathedral
train. To complete the bridal por-
trait, Debra chose a chapel-
length veil edged with matching
lace. The blusher was highlighted
with lace motifs and scattered
She carried a cascading bou-
quet of white silk orchids, rose-'
buds, carnations, lavender lilies,
roses, and grey lilies. .The ar-
rangement was accented with
baby's breath scattered through-
out the bouquet.
Miss LaDonna Boykin, friend
of the bride, served as maid of
[No more baby, /anymore
Cause look -wiho"s
WE LOVE YOU,
Sam, Jeannette, Mary
& Said, Jr.
The 14th Annual St. Joseph
Bay Chapter Daughters of the
America Revolution Christmas
Membership Tea will be held at
the St. Joseph Drive home of Mrs.
Barbara Watts, December 21
from 3:30 5:30 p.m.
Mrs. Watts, her mother, Mrs.
Richard Porter, her daughter, Mrs.
Samuel Williams, and Mrs. James
Heathcock, Chapter Regent will
receive the guests.
The Watt's home, beautifully
furnished with family heirlooms,
will be decorated for the holiday
.. The Christmas tea is held
each year for prospective mem-
bers. To become a member trac-
ing ancestry to a soldier or patri-
2 ot who contributed to the cause of
' American Independence in the
Revolution is required.
The purposes of the society
are the preservation of history,
the fostering of education and the
promotion of patriotism.
The Mesdames Elizabeth
Thompson, W.J. Rish, M.D. Alle4i
and Miss Mazie Stone -will -be
hostesses for the occasion.
MOTELST. JOE DINING ROOM.
Served with Baked Potato or French
fries, salad or slaw 5 95 Served with all the trin'.mnipqs
SHRIMP.... OYSTERS .
SEAFOOD PLATTER Served with baked potato. french
I fries. salador slaw
Mrs. Darrin Donald Gilmore
honor. She was attired in a gown
of white lace and lavender dotted
Swiss with an off-the-shoulder
neckline. She carried a bouquet of
white and lavender daisies with
darker lavender orchids. The bou-
quet was accented with pale lav-
ender lace, with white and laven-
der ribbon falling in the
traditional love-knotted stream-
Karen Gilmore, sister of the
groom, served as flower girl. She
wore a floor-length gown of white
lace and satin with a high collar
and puffed sleeves. She carried a
white basket accented with lav-
ender ribbon and filled with silk
petals of assorted shades of lav-
Best man was Kevin Gilmore,
brother of the groom. He was at-'
tired in a gray tuxedo complete
with a lavender bow tie and
matching cummerbund. Kevin
Price, son of the bride, served as
ring bearer. He wore a gray suit
with a lavender and tXhite striped
necktie and carried a white satin
pillow accented with tiny laven-
der rosebuds and streamers of
The groom wore a gray tuxedo
like that of the best man. His
slacks were accented with silver-
gray stripes down the side and he
wore on his lapel a boutonniere
consisting of a lavender rosebud
and baby's breath.
Following the ceremony, a re-
ception was held in the fellow-
ship hall of the church. Assisting
at the reception were: Vicky Price,
sister-in-law of the.bride, bride's
book; Eva Price, sister-in-law of
the bride, bridal cake; Debbie Da-_
vis, friend of the bride, groom's
cake; and Linda Slinkard, friend
of the groom, punch.
After the honeymoon, the"-
couple is residing in Tallahassee. K
The groom is employed with the,,
Leon County Sheriffs Depart-t!
ment. The bride is presently at-'
tending classes at Tallahassee*;
A rehearsal dinner was held;
November 10th at the Western'
Steer in Panama City. The dinner'
was hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Hu-
bert Gilmore, parents of the',
Tea Honors Bride-Elect
Tomoko Higashi, bride-elect
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P. O. Box 934
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Bus. Ph.: 904/648-8343
Monday-Friday 8-12 and 1-5
Office hours E.S.T.
Residential & Business Telephones
Sales, Installation, Maintenance
Pre-Wirlng & Leasing
the St. Joseph's State Park turn off, on the left.
The Buffet this week (Saturday only) will feature
Beef Stew, Fried Clams, Chicken Fin-
gers, and Fried Shrimp, Greep peas with
mushrooms, Rice, and fresh French
bread or hushpuppies
All you Want
Rob-N-Peter's has been reserved for Pri-
vate Parties on Saturday, December 17 after
7 p.m. We will be closed for business during
these hours. We will be open for lunch and
dinner at our normal time on Friday and Sun-,
Rob-N-Peter's will be closed on December
25th, thristmas Day.
of Thomas Roberts, was honored
with a tea at the home of Mrs.
James Bray, 1309 Monument
Ave., Saturday, December 10.
Upon arrival, the honoree was
presented a corsage of dainty silk
pink roses and 'a lovely hostess
Mrs. Bray's lovely home was
decorated throughout and many
guests enjoyed delicious refresh-
ments. Hostesses for the occa-
sion were Mrs. James C. Bray,
Mrs. Tom Ford, Mrs. Charles
Smith and Mrs. Ashley Costin.
Final Plans for
Thomas Roberts and Tomoko
Higashi have announced their fi-
nal wedding plans.
The wedding will be held Sat-
urday, December 17, 3:00 p.m. at
the First United Methodist
A reception will follow in the
church fellowship hall.
All friends and relatives are
invited to attend.
Open House at
Rev. and Mrs. Ennis G. Sellers
of the First United Methodist
Church will hold an Open Houde
at the parsonage at 909 Constitu-
tion Drive on Sunday, December
18 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Members and friends are cordial-
ly invited to attend.
New Years Eve
11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. EST
*ALL YOU CAN EAT*
'*Roast Leg of Lamb*
*Rice & Potatoes*
Large variety of Homemade Salads $8
Assorted Breads, Rolls & Desserts
Coffee or Tea '"...8 9
Mrs. Watts to Host
DAR Membership Tea
The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 15,1988 PageSA
The Senior Citizens have just
received a note from Santa Claus.
He plans to visit with the children
;and parents of Gulf County in mid
December. He will be making
stops in Port St. Joe on December
17th and Wewahitchka on De-
The owners of Danley Furni-
ture have invited Santa to spend
,the afternoon visiting with the
childrenn and parents. He will be
there from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday,
December 17. So mom and dad,
plan'to come in and get a souve-
nir picture with Santa. A polaroid
'picture of your family or an indi-
ridual will be available for $3.00
Coach. This year a nice souvenir
card to put your picture in will
,lso be available.
*4 The Mayhann's Department
Store in Wewahitchka has been
the host for Santa for the last
three years. It is a pleasure to an-
nounce that Santa will be return-
.ng there again on December 19th
't, 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Santa Claus
'Is looking forward to visiting eve-
ryone there. Santa will be passing
out candy to the children.
>' us i
508 Sixteenth Street
'. SERMON TOPIC:
"Mary\ Most Blessed"
ADULT SCHOOL ........ 11 a.m.
The Rev. Dr. Elmer I. Braden, Pastor
Original Cantata at
The First United Methodist solos, an
Church's Chancel Choir will Mike K.
present "This Child Shall Lead", a Tracy Pi
Christmas Cantata on Sunday, ginia Ha
December 18 at 6:00 p.m. E.S.T. Sandra N
The performance will take place be Hilda
in the sanctuary. by Ann C
'This Child Shall Lead" is an
all original Christmas cantata The
written by Ann Comforter and to atter
Sandra Mclnnis. It will feature mance o
climbers of the community gather around the Christmas tree as It was lit Friday evening.
Tree Lighting Is A Success
The First Annual Christmas
Tree Lighting and Caroling In the
Park was a big success Friday
night, December 9th. Sheets of
printed carols were passed out
and everyone enjoyed singing
their favorite carols and other
Christmas songs, led by Father
Thom Crandall and Serina Es-
telle Hall, Gulf County Senior Cit-
At darkness, Benny Roberts,
Mayor Pro Tem, did the honors of
plugging in the multi strings of
colored, twinkling lights which il-
luminated the applauding, happy
faces of children and adults who
all responded with a very positive
Yesl for making this an annual
event. Jerry Stokoe, Director, Gulf
County Senior Citizens Associa-
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Movies 200 or more Movies
From $9.95 up Clint Eastwood Charles Bronson
'Chuck Norris Burt Reynolds
.. Plus Many Others
All Movies Are 1980 or Later Releases
Come Early and Get Your Choice for Christmas
Special Sale -One Mita Copier Machine Model DC-111C w/ base
cabinet and some software. Sale Price $795
One Sharp Electronic Printing Calculator, Compet-Model OS-
1404 Sale price $75 Almost new
WHERE: MEXICO BEACH VIDEO, INC.
S 800 US HWY. 98 PHONE 648-8555
MEXICO BEACH, FLA. 32410
SOpen for business: Monday-Saturday, Noon til 7:00 p.m. C.T.
Early Birds Gets First Selection
SRemember::Success is getting up one more time.
Free 1989 Calendars while they last.
is it, anyway?
(0 The Episcopal Church believes the important news at Christmas is not
who comes down the chimney, but who came down from heaven. We invite you tocome and join
usase celebrate he birth of Teus Christ.
The Episcopal Church
tion, served as emcee.
The tree was cut and put up-
by Jeffrey Furr of St. Joseph Land,
Development Company of Port St.
Joe. John Pohl of the First United
Methodist Church assisted Seri-
na Hall and Ed Bond, in the Gulf
Cable TV cherry picker, string:
hundreds of mini-lights on the,
20-foot tree. Later that day, Ms.:,
Hall and Mr. Pohl hung red, green
and white paper angels on the
tree for Gulf County's Pick An An-
gel Christmas Project headed by'
Jerrie Todd, HRS.
The .First Annual Christmas
:Tree Lighting and Caroling in the
Park was the idea of Rev. Ennis G.
Sellers, First Methodist Church.
This idea was presented by Mr.
Pohl at the December 7th Inter-,i
Jamie Dawes and
Fred Hunter to Wed
Wesley and Anastasia wish to
announce the coming wedding of
their mother; Jamie Dawes, to
Fredrick Hunter. The wedding will
take place atsthe Mexico Beach
Methodist Church, on December
24, at 2 p.m. C.S.T.
Rev. Chatles- Pa rker, will beY"
,. ... No invitations are being sent..
Friends and relatives are invited.
A reception will be held following.
the ceremony at Fred and'Jamie's
home on Overstreet Road.
Sammie and Susan Williams
are proud to anniounce the birth
of their daughter, Meghan Eliza-
beth,: on November 21 at Gulf,
Coast Community Hospital. Me-
ghan weighed 6 pounds 2.8 ounc--
: Meghan is the granddaughter
of Bobbie P. Watts of Port St. Joe
and Clara Elizabeth Williams of
Blakely, Geprgia. She is the great
granddaughlter"^of, Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Porter of Port St. Joe.
Meghan was welcomed home
by her big brother, Matthew age 3
.d duets by: Leo Shealey,
eller. Hubert Richards,
erce, Wesley Grace, Vir-
arrison, Carla May and
McInnis. The organist will
Duren and synthesizer
public Is cordially invited
id the premier perfor-
of this new cantata.
Agency Council Meeting where it
was combined with the Pick An I
Angel Christmas Project.,
Thanks to all who picked an-
gels from the tree to help bring a .
touch of love, happiness and '
Christmas cheer to those tih need
or to those who will be spending '
Christmas alone. : : ,P?
If you picked an angel, please : :-'
bring your gifts, and toys to the
new HRS building across from the t / l\ \" /,,, I
Post Office by December 19th.. "-2..',
lost Of D r The Praise Choirof LongAvenueBaptist hurch
Toys need not be wrapped, but we ThePrase Choir of Longp
'.do ask for all angels to be placed s .
with gifts and please list the con-
tents and/or sizes of all wrapped -" "
gifts. h Friday, December 16 & Sunday, December 18
, The Gulf County Inter-Agency / 7:00 P.M. ," "
.Courcil wishes all citizens of Gulf .
County happiness and good
cheer this Holiday Seasonl
CHR!IS71!tf.S EVE SERVICES
St. James' Port St. Joe
1:30 p.m. A special service for shift workers, for those who do
not drive after dark, and for those who cannot come to a late ser-
11:00 p.m. A'traditional Anglican service of lessons and carols,
with Holy Communion.
St. John's Wewahitchka
7:30 p.m. (Central Time) A traditional Anglican service of les-
sons and carols, with Holy Communion.
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Come inand see the gutsy Johnson-& 25),
outboard with thru-hub exhaust and
MagFlash CD ignition AccuMix'" oil
injection, which automatically mixes gas
and oil at a constant ratio, is available
as an accessory.
- H J Marina & Yacht Sales
Financing available. No ,pay-.-
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Page 6A The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 15, 1988
Local PTA Receives
The Florida PTA held their
65th Annual Convention in Tam-
pa November 17-19. During the
convocation, awards were pre-
sented to the various units who
have met the convention theme,
"Florida PTA Meeting the Chal-
lenge, Hand in Hand". In Region
Two, which is comprised of Bay,
Washington, Jackson, Calhoun,
Liberty, Franklin and Gulf Coun-
ties, Port St. Joe Elementary
School PTA was the lone unit rec-
ognized for garnering the prestig-
ious Five Years Consecutive
100% Membership Award.
Annual certificates have been
received by the local PTA the past
five school terms for attaining the
following awards: Early Bird,
100% Faculty, and 100% Mem-
bership. These achievements
have already been met for the
current school year with the on
going membership extended to
six years. Diane Thornton, State
Membership Chairman, has not-
ed that this is the first time recog-
nition of this magnitude has been
bestowed on a Gulf County PTA or
any other school in Region Two.
Presidents during the award
years were Ned Alles 1983-84,
Johnny Linton 1984-85, Char-
lotte Pierce 1985-86 and 1986-87,
Rick Williams 1987-88. Mrs.
Pierce has also served as. Mem-
bership Chairman since 1983.
Officers for this school year
are Charlotte Pierce, president;
Pam Lawrence, vice-president;
Judy Griffin, secretary; and DeEt-
ta Smallwood, treasurer. The
present and past officers would
like to express their sincere ap-
preciation to the faculty and staff
of St. Joe Elementary School as
well as the entire community for
their support in these endeavors.
Without your help such awards
would not have been possible.
For afl of your busine..s supply needs, See the larqe selection at
ie Star Publishing Company, 306 'Wiliffams Ave., 'Port St. Joe.
Santa can't wait. He's busy delivering homes by Jim Walter
for Christmas. Order yours now to be eligible for up to
Barbara Duncan's 3rd grade class has received the 100%
Membership Award for the past four years.
Barbara Whitfield's 2nd grade class has also received the
100th Membership Award for the past four years.
Just in time for Christmas, Jim Walter Homes
is offering up to $2,500 to be deducted in
varying amounts, depending on the degree of
completion you select, from our everyday LOW,
standard prices. These discounts are being
offered as an incentive for you to build NOW
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one for your family.
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Jim Walter offers LOW, LOW prices and LOW,.
LOW 10% annual percentage rate financing
This means that your mortgage payments.
which won't begin until next year. will be
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1, 2, & 21/2 Baths 1 & 2 Story Models
This is a limited-time offer. Discounts apply
to homes sold for immediate construction. Jim
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construction within 60 days of contract date.
Ask about our COMPLETION ALLOWANCE
OF UP TO $2000.00 toward the purchase of
items of permanent improvement such as well,
floor covering, landscaping, etc. We also offer
an additional credit of 15%/o of any cash pay-
ment made at time of purchase, either down
payment or total price. Our representatives have
complete details for you
Charlotte Pierce presenting Five Years Consecutive 100%
Membership Award to Gerald Lewter. The awards in the back-
ground are some of the awards received by the local PTA.
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The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 15, 1988 Page 7A
HONOR SOCIETY MEMBERS: front row, from left, Hilda Cosme, Michael Ramsey, DeWanna Davidson,
Chris Varner and Lance Campbell. Middle row, from left: Judson Pollock, J. Lee Johnson, Michele Taylor,
Jeff Richards, Marci Rathbun, Yolanda Daniels, Stacy Kemp, Casi Roberts, Mickey Lewter, George Newsome
and Peter Klope. Back row, Mark Godwin, Hannon Smith, Brad Thursbay, Tim Kerigan, John Parker, Chris
Wahl, Bobby Van Pietersom and Cy Riley.
Peter Klope and Cassie Rob-
erts were inducted into the Senior
National Honor Society in the
Port St. Joe High School gymna-
sium on Wednesday, December
7th. The installation of new mem-
bers was presented to the student
body by the officers of the society,
Hilda Cosme, Michael Ramsey,
DeWanna Davidson, Chris Var-
num and Lance Campbell. Fol-
lowing the ceremonies, refresh-
ments were served in the Student
Activity Room by the Junior Na-
tional Honor Society.
Check Our Sale on
306 Williams Ave.
209-211 Reid Ave..
1 to 4 p.m.
Proceeds go to
SPort St. Joe Phone 227-1277
Only 10 Days Left Until Christmas
Coe r PORT ST. JOE and BLOUNTSTOWN
Corner of Highway 98 and Fourth Street
OPEN MONDAY THRU THURSDAY, 11 AM 8 PM $
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, 11 AM 9 PM 4
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., Platters, RBS
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Sharks Taking Place In Holiday Tourney
A child may wake up suddenly, breathing rapidly,
with great difficulty and coughing frequently. If it's the
more common type of croup, it's not usually dangerous
1 and can be relieved by inhaling warm water vapor,
either from a vaporizer or by steaming up the bathroom
and letting the child sit in it for 15 to 20 minutes.
Another kind of croup is more dangerous, There
1 already is a respiratory infection and a fever. But in
M addition, the child is lethargic, appears ill and does not
respond at once to steaming. Your physician should then
* be called at once.
"A GREAT MANY PEOPLE ENTRUST..US with their
prescriptions, health needs and other pharmacy products.
| We consider this trust a privilege and a duty. May we be
your personal family pharmacy?"
Buzzett's Drug Store
317 Williams Ave. Port St. Joe
Convenient Drive-In Window -.
Community Bnemfit Program
Everyone is cordially invited
STATB OF FLORA
NOTICE OF AOENCTACTION ON
The Department gives notice of its Issuance
of a permit to Mr; Doug Birmingham to remove
rock from Chlpola River for an area 120' long x
15' wide to a depth of 4.5' In order to maintain a
navigation channel into Dead Lakes. The project
is located at County 22A (Dead Lakes Dam) in the
City of Wewahitchka. Florida. Sections 17&18.
Township 4 South. Range 29 West, Gulf County.
Persons whose substantial interests are af-
fected by the Department's proposed permitting
decision may petition for an administrative de-
termination (hearing) in accordance with Sec-
tion 120.57. Florida Statutes. The petition must
conform to the requirements of Chapter 17-103
and 28-5. Florida Administrative Code. and must
be filed (received) in the Department's Office of
General Counsel, 2600 Blair Stone Road. Talla-
hassee, Florida 32301. within fourteen (14) days
constitutes a waiver of any right such person has
to an administrative 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 ac-
tion. Therefore, persons who may not wish to file
a petition may wish to intervene in the proceed-
ing. A petition for intervention must be filed pur-
suant to Rule 28-5.207, Florida Administrative
Code. at least five (5) days before the final hear-
ing and be filed with the hearing officer if one
has been assigned at the Division of Administra-
tive Hearings. Department of Administration,
2009 Apalachee Parkway. Tallahassee, Florida
32301. If no hearing officer has been signed.
the petition Is to be filed with the Department's
Qffice of Q~perl Counsel, 2600 Blair Stone Road,
Tallahasee, Florida 32301. Failure to petition to
intervene within the allowed time frame consti-
tutes a waiver of any right such person has to re-
quest a hearing under Section 120.57, Florida
The application is available for Inspection
Monday through Friday except for legal holidays,
8:00 a-m. to 5:00 p.m., at 160 Governmental Cen-
ter. Pensacola. Florida 32501-5794.
Publish: December 15. 1988.
to a community benefit program
for the Gulf County Develop'ment
and Learning Center. It will be
held Saturday, December 17 at
7:00 p.m. at New Bethel A.M.E.
Church on Avenue C. '
A special Christmas cantata
will be presented by the North-
side Young Adult Community
Choir which is being coordinated
by Clarence Monette and Debo-
Students' Names "
Left Off List
The following students were
inadvertently left off of the honor
roll list for Highland View Ele-
mentary School. They were:
Chrystina Marquardt, Heath-
A's and B's
Casey Clark, Jennifer Gaddis,
Sara 'Haydenr -Kim Lamberson,
Dustin Norris, -Spencer Riley,
Layth West. ,
The youth pf' New Bethel
A.M.E. Church will be on parade
with their annual Christmaspro-
gram Sunday, December 18 at 6
Everyone is invited-to attend.
BETWEEN PRICE & QUALITY.
Phone 227-1291 214
THE RADIAL WITH
A EUROPEAN ACCENT.
BAY 64; PORT ST. JOE 58
The Port St. Joe Sharks lost
their first basketball game of the
season to the Bay High Tornadoes
Friday night of last week, taking
a 64-58 defeat at the hands of the
The Sharks had a one point
lead at half time, but the Torna-
does came back in the second half
to pick off their first win of the
The Sharks normally are
tough to beat at the foul line in al-
most any basketball game, but
their ineffectiveness at the chari-
ty stripe Friday night was the dif-
ference in the score. The Sharks
made only 12 of 28 attempted
points from the foul line.
The small Sharks kept the
SHOWS IMPORTED CARS HOW
TO HANDLE AMERICAN ROADS.
pressure on the taller Bay High
team, but the Tornadoes were able
to handle it well enough to gain
Willie Smith paced the Shark
scoring with 18 points. Eric Lang-
ston had 15 and Kevin Cox buck-
Score by Quarters:
Port St. Joe 19 1213 14-58
Bay High 1020 15 19-64
PSJ-Langston 5-5-15. Smih
6-7-18, Cox 4-2-10, Pryor 0-0-0,
Larry 3-0-6, Cherry 2-3-7, Quinn
1-0-2, Hamilton 0-0-0.
BAY-Santoli 4-1-9, Rohne 2-
1-5, Gray 6-0-12, Williams 0-0-0,
Ignacio 1-0-2, Johnson 6-4-16,
Foster 3-0-6, Mount 3-0-6 Jones
3-2-8, Harless 0-0-0.
The Sharks will be competing
in the Holiday Classic this week-
end at Mosley High School. The
event is sponsored annually by
St. Joe will not play until Fri-
day evening at 7:30, after having
drawn a bye for the first evening
of play. The Sharks will play the
winner of the Rutherford Apa-
lachicola game. If the Sharks lose
Friday evening they will play for
third place Saturday evening at
7:30. If they win Friday, they Will
be in the championship game .at
Other teams participating in
the classic are Bay, Blountstown,
Panama City, Rutherford, Apa-
lachicola and Mosley.
Port St. Joe High School
By: Hilda Cosme
Christmas Is Just around the
corner, and all the students are
excited about getting out of
school. This usually means se-
mester exam time, however, and it
The menu for the Gulf County
Schools for the week of December
19-23 is listed below.
Monday, December 19 ham-
burger with cheese, lettuce, toma-
to, pickle, French fries, bun, cook-
Tuesday, December 20 pizza,
sliced peaches, mixed vegetables,
milk and cake
Wednesday, December 21 -
Christmas Holiday X
Thursday, December 22 -
Christmas Holiday '
Friday, December 23 Christ-:
The menus may change due
to the availability of foods.
Youware invited to call the So-
cial Security Office. The Panama
City telephone number Is 76Q
4871 or 1-800-228-6685, fl you
are calling .lng distance. If this is.
not possible, you may come to the
office located at 30 West Govern-
ment Street, Panama City, Flori-
da. The office is open Monday
thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m., except on national holidays.
seems to make the excitement
Wrestling season also comes
around Christmas time. The first
two matches of the season were
Tuesday and Wednesday against
Bay High and Rutherford respec-
tively. This also means another
exciting sport to bring spirit to
All the contestants of the
Junior Miss would like to thank
the Kiwanis Club, Mr. and Mrs. Al
Ray, Martha DeWitt, Serena Guil-
lot, Chuck Bear, John Pohl, the
Key Club and the Keyettes for all
their help, guidance and support.
Without their help the pageant
would not have been successful.
They would also like to recognize
Tracy Melvin for all her support.
Even though she was inot able to
be in the pageant her fellow con-
testants would like her to know
that they never forgot her.
I would like to make a correc-
tion from last week's article. Stu-
dents must earn a 92.0, not a 91.0,
in order to be eligible for the Hon-
Dixie Boys Donation
The Port St. Joe Dixie Youth
Baseball league was the recipient
of the "fruits of labor" of Mike
McDonald, an employee of Flori-
da Power Corporation. Florida
Power is a civic minded organiza-
tion that likes to get involved in
community service. It rewards
the civic endeavors of their em-
ployees by donating money to the
organizations which their em-
ployees contribute their time. '
In the photograph above,
McDonald gives a check for
$750.00 to Ollie Stutzman, presi-
dent of the Dixie Youth Baseball
League. The check represented
the many hours which McDonald
has donated to the local youth
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The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 15, 1988 Page 1B
Toward Understanding [ By Rev. Jerry Huft
If, To Whom, And Shall We Give Gifts
To give or not to give? That
question is always before us. We
often wonder, when shall we give,
for what shall we give, and how
much shall we give?
Obviously we, as Christians,
need to share our goods and re-
sources with those who are less
fortunate. But several factors
For one thing, we have our
own needs, and most of us are
struggling to make ends meet,
save for the future, educate chil-
dren, etc. So we often feel put
upon when we are asked to give
for a needy cause.
But on the other hand, we re-
alize that we are very well off in
comparison to the rest of the
world. Even the poorest in our
country are granted better provi-
sions than at least two billion
people in the developing nations
can ever hope for.
Then too special needs crop
up. There are still 300,000 people,
in the Caribbean. and Central
America, who are without basic
necessities in the wake of Hurri-
cane Joan. And now tens of thou-
sands of survivors are trying to
stay alive in the sub-freezing
weather of the Trans Caucasus
Mountains in Soviet Armenia and
Turkey, as a result of the dreadful
earthquake last week.
Clearly, we can't, on an indi-
vidual basis, help everyone who
is in need. But we can give aid in a
proportional way. We can com-
bine our efforts with those of oth-
ers and do a world of good in a
world of need.
A small gift can save a life, re-
store health, correct birth de-
fects, promote research, prevent
blindness, instruct a student,
train a farmer, and so forth. But
failure to make an offering can
prevent any of these things from
John the Baptist, in a sermon
found in Luke 3, told his congre-
gation that they were a brood of
vipers who were trying to escape
judgement. After the shock of this
attention getter wore off, the
crowd asked what they could do
to correct their behavior and
avert the coming doom. John's re-
sponse was that they should give
their extra coat to someone with-
out a coat. And the same thing
applied to their extra food.
Herein John was reflecting
the best of the Old Testament,
and preshadowing the attitude of
Christ himself toward the poor
and the sick. In fact, Luke, in
verse 18, reminds us that this was
the Gospel, or Good News that
John preached to the people.
It is good news that we are,
able to share from our abun-
dance with those who are less
fortunate. It is good news that
God has chosen us as trustees
over the richness of His earth. It
is good news that we are blessed
by the act of disbursing God's
wealth to those for whom it is in-
tended. The only bad news is that
some of us have not heard the
McLeod Earns Letter,
Freshman At Marion
Durand McLeod, former all-state quarterback for the
Wewahitchka Gators in 1987, has earned a letter as a fresh-
man quarterback for the 1988 Marion Military Institute Ti-
Cadet McLeod, a top college prospect, was signed to a
football, baseball scholarship by Head Coach Steve Bow-
man in April 1987.
McLeod led the Gators into the finals of the State Class
1-A playoffs during the 1987 season.
Santas! Leave Your Kids With Us
Hey parents! K.I.D.S. is featur-
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SUNDAY SCHOOL . ............... .............. 9:45 A.M.
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MID-WEEK PRAYER (Wednesday) ...... ..................... 7:00 P.M.
NURSERY PROVIDED JIMMY CLARK, Pastor
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM
- Card of Thanks
Henry Bozeman of Wewa-
hitchka, who underwent heart
surgery recently, wishes to thank
his friends for their phone calls,
visits and other kind expressions
of concern for him.
Henry is home and doing well.
Card of Thanks
I wish to thank everyone in
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka for
their contributions and dona-
tions during my tragedy.
Pam Underwood and Sons
Card of Thanks
Our deepest and heartfelt
thanks to each and everyone who
was so kind and thoughtful to us
during our time of sorrow and
sadness in the loss of our mother,
Thank you and may God
Thanks for the cards, flowers,
food, visits, and prayers at the
time of the death of our loved one.
Dishes may be picked up at
Daisy McCloud's house.
The family of
Charlie B. McCloud
When we bring pleasure to
another human heart, we have
followed in God's footsteps. In
serving those around us, we serve
and please Him too.
You did so much to serve the
Lord when you reached out to us
during Bill's recent surgery and
this brings to all of you our heart-
felt thanks and ask God to bless
all of you.
Billy & Mary Parker
Carol & Jim Faison
Patti & Jack Dawkins
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She was a mother, to us all
Till God took her, in the fall
An almost perfect year
Lord we shed a tear.
Now she's a star, in the sky
In our hearts, she'll never die
A good woman, she was you
Now her soul, is set free
So in the heavens, up above
She watches us, with all her
Written in memory of Margar-
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Christmnas is a
of die HEART!
If you are an inactive Catholic, i,
We love you and we miss you!
Come celebrate the Savior's Birthday with us.
You, who are members of other
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your own faith community. --
You, who belong to no family, we invite
you to join our family for Christmas.-- .-___ -
To all of you, our brothers and
sisters, COME HOME to celebrate
the good news,
the birth of
Christ, our Savior.
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20th and Monument Avenue
Port Saint Joe, Florida
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Page B The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 15,1988
Dustin and His Mother
Need Help From Community
A fund is being set up for Dus-
tin Dwayne Bone who was born
July 1 at Gulf Coast Hospital in
.', Panama City. Shortly after his
's.V birth, the doctors detected a se-
vere heart problem known as
Transposition and Single Ventri-
cle. On July 2 Dustin was flown to
Shands Hospital in Gainesville
where the diagnosis was con-
firmed. Dustin has been on four
different medications all of his
life and has been in and out of
both Shands Hospital and Bay
Medical Center. On November 6
Dustin was readmitted to Shands
Hospital. and he Is still there in
pedl ICU. The doctors state he is
in severe congestive heart failure.
He also developed a lung disease
called RSV which was treated for
Seven days and cleared up, but
left severe damage to the lungs.
Since November 8 Dustin has
been on a respirator, he has a na-
sal gastric tube, a feeding tube, a
central IV line, and an arterial
line. He has lost from 9 pounds 13
ounces to 8 pounds 8 ounces.
Dustin needs your help. Gotd
has helped Dustin and his mom,
Rhonda by sending Children's
Medical Services but they ar4d
stopping their assistance. Rhon-'
da has been with him every step.
of the way but she has no way to
finish paying this hospital bill.
God will bless and multiply your
gift. Thank you for your contribu-
tion. Merry Christmas.
Send contributions to:
The Dustin Bone Fund
Florida National Bank
P.O. Box 70
Port St. Joe, FL 32456-0070
Three Favorite Recipes For Holiday Fruitcake
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Corner Fourth St. & Parker Avenue
"Where Christian Love Is Shown"
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Port St. Joe
Many people have called The0
Star asking for fruit cake recipes.
Frenchie Ramsey has been kind.
enough to search through her col-
lection of recipes and here are a
few of her favorites.
Icebox Fruit Cake
1/3 lb. candied cherries
1/3 lb. candied pineapple
1 lb. chopped nuts
1 can sweetened cond. milk
1 Ig. box vanilla wafers (crushed
1 box raisins
1 box shredded cocor ut
Combine all ing eJients and,
pack into a large container and
chill. May later be turned ,zLt and
sliced. Or you may wish to pack.
into several coffee cans (with
each end cut out).
WV ;sson's Famous Fruitcake
,x together: 1 cup Wesson oil, 1F
1/2 cups brown sugar (packed), 4
eggs. Beat with spoon or electric
mixer for two minutes: 2 cups sift-'
ed flour, 1 tsp. baking powder, 2
tsp. salt, 2 tsp. cinnamon, 2 tsp.
allspice, 1 tsp. cloves. Stir into oil.
mixture alternately with: 1 cup
pineapple, apple or orange juice..
Mix: 1 cup more sifted flour, 1 cup
thinly sliced citron, 1 cup,,
chopped candied pineapple, 1 1 /2
cups whole candied cherries, ];
cup raisins, 1 cup chopped figs, 1,.
cup coarsely chopped walnuts, 2|
cups coarsely chopped mixed
Pour batter over fruit mixing thor-'
oughly. Line with brown paper, 2
greased loaf pans, 8 1/2 x 4 1/21
inches. Pour batter into pans.;
Place a pan of water on lower,
oven rack. Bake cakes 2 1/2 to 3
hours in slow oven (275). After ;
baking, let cakes stand 15 min-!
utes before removing from pans.!
Cool thoroughly on racks without'
2 cups sugar
3 Tbsp. vanilla
3 Tbsp. Almond extract
3 cups flour
2 tsp, baking powder
2 tsp. salt
1 lb. candied cherries
1 lb. candied pineapple.
2 cups dates
8 cups pecan meats
Beat the egg and sugar and
flavoring. Sift flour, baking pow-
der and salt. Dice the candied
cherries, pineapple, and dates.
Chop the pecan meats. Combine
both fruit and nuts with the flour
mixture. Stir in eggs and sugar.
Line 10 inch tube pan with brown
paper. Pour in fruitcake mixture.
Bake 1 1/2 hours at 250 degrees.
F. Place a pan of water on the low-
er rack of the oven under the cake.
403 Monument Avenue
Like a good neighbor. State Farm is there
Mr. Eldridge Haddock. 63,
passed away Monday morning,
December 12, at Bay Medical
Center following an extended ill-
ness. A native of Jackson County,
he had lived in Highland View for
the past 30 years. He had been an
employee of St. Joe Forest Prod-
ucts Co. prior to his retirement,
and was a member of the High-
land View Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Eu-
nice Haddock of Highland View;
three sons and their wives, Tom
and Gail Haddock and Kenneth
Haddock of Port St. Joe, and Har-
lan and Donna Haddock of Ward
Ridge; one daughter and her hus-
band, Linda Gail and Larry Rich-
ter of Jakin, Georgia; eight grand-
children; two brothers-in-law,
Jack Richter of White City and
Les Grisset of Alford.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday, December 14 at the
Highland View Baptist Church,
conducted by the Rev. Jimmy
Clark and the Rev. David Fernan-
dez. Interment followed in Holly
All services were under the di-
rection of the Comforter Funeral
Mrs. Beatrice Griffin, 75, of
Wewahitchka, died Sunday morn-I
ing, December 11, at Gulf Coast
Hospital following an extended
illness.j A native of Calhoun
County, she has been a Wewa-
hitchka resident for the past
three years and was a member of
Glad Tidings Assembly of God
Church. Survivors include: eight
sons. Charley Griffin of Panama
City, James Griffin of Pensacola,
Carl Griffin of Marianna, William
Griffin and Lawrence Griffin, both
of Fort Lauderdale, Dewey Griffin
of Perry, and Jimmy Griffin and
Harold Griffin, both of Atlanta,
Brad Paul Gets
Eagle Scout Rank
Brad Paul, son of Ellen and
Bryan Paul of Winter Park, will
become an Eagle Scout at a Court
of Honor to be held at the Aloma
Methodist Church at 2 p.m., De-
cember 10.0,:' .:.!::; .A,.; :
Brad is the. grandson of
Briggs and Martha Saison, former
residents of Port St. Joe.
Georgia; two daughters, Elease
Ward of Panama City and Clarice
Griffin of Atlanta; 16 grandchil-
dren; nine great grandchildren;
two sisters, Christalean Ethe-
ridge of Cadwell, Georgia and
Noma Armstrong of Wewahitch-
Funeral services were held on
Tuesday, December 13 at Glad
Tidings Assembly of God Church
conducted by the Rev. Howard
Lee. Interment followed in the
family plot of Cypress Creek Ce-
Comforter Funeral Home, We-
wahitchka Branch Chapel was in
charge of arrangements.
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The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 15, 1988
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING
OCTOBER 25, 1988
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida met this date in regular session
with the following members present Chairman
Douglas C. Birmingham and Commissioners Billy
Branch, Eldridge Money. Nathan Peters. Jr., and
A.B. Traylor. Others present were: Attorney Wil-
I)am J. Rish. Clerk Benny C. Lister, Deputy Clerk
Towan Collier, Road Superintendent Bob Lester.
Mosquito Control Director Sam Graves. Jr., and
Sheriff Al Harrison.
The meeting came to order at 7:00 p.m.
Commissioner Money opened the meeting
with prayer, and Commissioner Branch led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.
PUBLIC HEARING-AMEND BEACHES
WATER SYSTEM ORDINANCE
Chairman Birmingham requested public
comment concerning the proposed ordinance to
mendd the Beaches Water System connection/
*econnection fees. There being no public com-
ment, Commissioner Money moved that the
Board adopt the following ordinance. Commis-
Sioner Branch seconded the motion, and It
Upon motion by Commissioner Branch,
secopd by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved the minutes of the Oc-
tober 11, 1988 regular meeting.
AWARD BIDS-MOTOR GRADER/EXCAVATOR
Pursuant to advertisement for and receipt
of bids for the purchase of a motor grader and an
excavator for the Road Department, Road Super-
intendent Lester made the following recommen-
Motor. Grader Thompson Equipment
Excavator Pilot Equipment Company -
Commissioner Peters moved that the Board
Accept these recommendations, and Commis-
sioner Money seconded the motion for discus-
sion. Upon Commissioner Money's inquiry, Road
Superintendent Lester reported that the excava-
tor is a BADGER model like the one they al-
ready have. Upon request by Commissioner
Branch, Road Superintendent Lester reported on
the following bids for the motor grader.
Thompson Tractor $77.336.00 Caterpil-
Tractor & Equipment- $72,800.00 Ga-
Beard Equipment Co. $66,433.84 John
After discussion about the quality of ma-
chine vs. .price of machine, the motion passed
with the following vote. Chairman Birmingham
and Commissioners Money and Peters voted yes.
Commissioners Branch and Traylor voted no.
Chairman Birmingham thanked everyone for bid-
ling on this equipment Attorney Rish reported
that if the lease/purchase option is for more'than
iwo years, oTher funds besides ad valorem taxes
must be used. Commissioner Money moved that
the Board use the four-year plan recommended
by Road Superintendent Lester. and pay the first
year with ad valorem taxes and the three addi-
tional years ..with State Revenue Sharing funds.
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.
Commissioner Branch discussed a letter
from the Board to Gulf Pines Hospital concerning
an accident that occurred on October 18, 1988.
The letter complained about the inability of the
South Gulf County ambulance service to respond
to the call to this accident (the Wewahitchka
volunteer Ambulance Service had to respond).
Commissioner Branch stated, to the members of
the Wewahltchka Ambulance Squad, that the
board is working on the ambulance service on
this end of the County, and the problem will be
solved if they have to go elsewhere to get the
service needed. Otis Davis, member of the Wewa-
hitchka Ambulance Service, stated that they do
not mind being called to help if It is an emergen-
cy, but they do not like for their service to be
abused (such as being called down here to make
transfers that are not emergencies). Sheriff Har-
rison reported that since all of the calls go
through his office, he.jhas instructed his person-
nel to call the Wewahnichka Ambul.r.nce Service
the,Souoth-erd of Gll County for emergency '
A ituadons only Chairman Birminrghamtr thanked
the Wewahltchka Ambulance Service for answer-
ing calls to South Gulf County (and for the tre-
mendous job they do), and stated that the Board
intends to try to solve this problem as best they
can. Sherrill Hartley, of the Wewahitchka Ambu-
lance Service, stated that they (as volunteers)
have to leave their jobs, but they do not mind if it
is a true emergency. Chairman Birmingham stat-
ed that the proposed contract with Gulf Pines
Hospital needs to ensure that there will always
be a backup crew available. He also requested
that Commissioner Branch make contact with
the person in charge of the Port St. Joe Ambu-
lance Service, and notify him/her that the Board
will not tolerate thtm calling on a volunteer
squad to make tranIfers that are not emergen-
cies. Commissioner Branch reported that he and
Attorney Rish .-ll also be meeting with the own.
er again soon, and they will adviae him that back
up service must be supplied or the County will
have to look elsewhere for provision of the ser
vice. Commissioner Money reported that, he
knows some South-end. citizens who are inter-
ested in providing thfae'amulance service on a a
volunteer basis (and they iarequalified).
Jim Slonina, 'f Baskerville-Donovan"Engl-
neers, appeared before the Board to present
their report on a solution for the St. Joe.Beach
stormwater discharge system He stated that
they are doing a thorough study of the drainage
basin associated withl:t." Joe Beach, and making
recommendations:.for lkng.term solutions. Mr.
Slonina discussed, tiat there are a series of
drainage basins because the topographs.,could
drain downstream into each other. He addressed
how different storm .events can affect the flow of
water in certain areas', and stated:that there is no
economically feasible way to handle,ia rare storin
event (s) in the whole area (including Panther
Swamp). He then stated that they looked at the
soil types, the developments, the slope of the
ground, the ability of the. discharge ditches to
handle flow, the quaritites they could discharge.
and they used a 25-year storm event with single
outfall to St. Joe Bay. Mr. Slonina then reviewed
the graphs they prepared, and made the follow-
ing recommendations for the St. Joe Beach area.
(1) Cotntact the Department of Trans-
portation and advise them of the data.
to support that there is insufficient
outfall ability at one location, and
-therefore we need a second outfall (it
should service the northern portion
(2)Widen the Americus Avenue ditch
to a bottom width of approximately 14
feet, with associated culvert place-
ments to handle the hydraulic capaci-
ty of that ditch, and make the ditch
depth more level.
(3a) Divert the flow of water being
discharged into Oak Street by digging
a diverter ditch to intercept the wa-
ter and force it to flow to the South.
(3b) Develop another Highway 98
outfall (downstream of/close to Oak
Street) to discharge into St Joe Bay.
Mr. Slonina stated that the Department of
Transportation should be advised of the flood in
this area and the cause of it, to see if they would
rather handle this flow through an additional box
culvert system or use the two box culvert sec-
tions approximately one mile beyond the St. Joe
Beach area. He said that-there will be additional
work associated with Oak Street (installation of
drainage sales on both sides of the street an
possible adjustment of the flow line of the ditch).
He discussed the possibility of building a large
enough conduit that could carry a large volume of
water and move it to the discharge location. Mr.
Slonina stated that the County will have to work
very closely with the Department of Transporta-
tion for permitting, etc. He discussed that Exhib-
it D of their written report is a summary of cul-
vert and ditch information necessary to bring the
Americus Avenue ditch to its maximum potential
capacity. Upon inquiry by Chairman Birmingham
about the ditch needing to be as deep as project-
ed if a new outfall is created,.Mr. Slonlna stated
that in some areas the ditch is deeper than ne-
cessary and in others it is not deep enough. Mar-
ion Hough discussed that she feels that the sand
in'the Americus Avenue ditch was washed there
from the Sea Shores Subdivision, and stated that
Oak Street was not what flooded the St.- Joe
S Beach area. She also stated that she does not feel
that the presentation showed a real solution to
the problem, and discussed that the water in the
ditch did not flow because it was not maintained.
Mr. Slonina stated that he was not addressing
the storm event or what caused the flooding, but
is addressing the area (as its contributing water
amount) to this arterial drainage. Chairman Birm-
ingham stated that the Board requested that Bas-
kerville-Donovan Engineers present a proposal
on solving the drainage problem for Americus
Avenue at St. Joe Beach. Ms. Hough inquired as
to whether or not the ditch would have handled
the water if it had been open and flowing that
day. Upon inquiry by Chairman Birmingham,
Road Superintendent Lester reported that he
has never seen Americus Avenue flood like that
before, and he stated that the ditches were not
stopped up that day. Jean Arnold discussed the
year that there was 22 inches of rain in a 24-
hour period, and she stated that St. Joe Beach
flooded because the culverts were blocked. She
said that she feels the culverts have to be the
problem, and discussed that the County replaced
large culverts with smaller ones when they took
the ditch over. Road Superintendent Lester and
Commissioner Branch reported that the culverts
were removed and replaced with larger culverts
(and they also installed more culverts). Ms. AR-
nold discussed that the water coming from the
Sea Shores Subdivision has eroded the land and
the road, and discussed the maintenance of the
ditches and culverts. Chairman Birmingham dis-
cussed that the purpose of this report is to show
how to control all of the water St. Joe Beach (Sea
Shores Subdivision included). Commissioner
Branch stated that this ditch Is maintained as
well as any other ditch in Gulf County, and Chair-
man Birmingham discussed that the County has
only one ditching machine to service all of their
ditches. Leland Everett discussed the contour
lines/topography of the area, and stated that
there is a natural outfall. He also discussed that
the outfall they ire proposing to install will, in
fact, replace the natural outfall that once existed.
Upon inquiry by Chairman Birmingham, Mr. Ev-
erett stated that the outfall proposed by Basker-
ville-Donovan Engineers will definitely take car
of the water flow problem. Upon inquiry by Com-
missioner Peters about a street 'location for the
possible outfall, Mr. Slonina stated that they have
not narrowed it down to an exact street location..
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Money about the
need for a current topography survey to ensure
that the second putfall is placed in the proper
area. Mr. Slonlna stated that the work they have
done (3/4 of the work for a topography) will be
sufficient to show the area where the outfall
should be placed. Upon inquiry by Ms. Arnold
about whether or not- the problem would be
solved if the Sea Shores Subdivision water went
elsewhere, Mr. Slonina stated that he does not
have the information to answer that Upon her
inquiry about the amount of water coming from
Sea Shores, he stated that she can call his office
and he will give here the figures. Commissioner
Peters moved that the Board have Baskerville-
Donovan Engineers to come up with a specific
location for the outfall, to contact the Depart-
ment of Environmental Regulation and the De-
partment of Transportation to request approval,
and to apply for some type of financial assistance
for this project Commissioner Money seconded
the motion. Ms. Hough discussed the issue
brought up by Ms. Arnold about whether or not
the outfall would be needed if the Sea Shores
water was channelled .elsewhere, and suggested
that the Board have the Engineers do a study on
this and report back to the Board. Commissioner
Branch discussed taking the entire report up
with the Department of Transportation, because
they may be able to help in some areas. Mr. Slo-
nina stated that it Is appropriate to address this
to the Department of Transportation as soon as
possible, since they work at their own pace on
certain things. After discussion by Ms. Hough
and Commissioner Branch about the area that
will be helped by the second outfall, she stated
that the problem Is behind Gulf Sands and that
Is where the solution is. Upon vote, the motion
passed unanimously. Commissioner Money stated
that the people at the Beach wanted the Board to
do something about the drainage problem there.
and he feels that the Board is taking the right
step. He also stated that unless the water from
Sea Shores Is channelled to American Avenue (to
a new outfall), it will continued to flow to Ms. Ar-
nold's property. Ms. Arnold again discussed that
the water from Sea Shores flows to rest on her
property, and stated that Attorney Rish reported
at the last meeting that a subdivision is responsi-
ble for its own water basins. Upon inquiry by Ma-
rie Anema. Chairman Birmingham discussed that
the Sea Shores Subdivision developers received
a letter from the Department of Environmental
Regulation stating that they-did-not have to have
a permit, and the. Subdivision engineer certified
that the drainage system would work. Attorney
Rish reported to Ms. Arnold that he stated at the
last.meeting that the regulations pertaining to
subdivision water basins have changed.
4-WAY STOP OAK GROVE
Larry Young, of Oak Grove, appeared before
the Board to discuss a 4-way stop at the comer of
Duval Street and 2nd Avenue in Oak Grove, stat-
ing that Commissioner Money had the 4-way stop
signs removed. He stated that the Road Depart-
ment moved the signs, Commissioner Peters put
them back up, and Commissioner Money had
them removed again. Commissioner Money re-
ported that, at the time the signs were put up,
Mr. Young was the only person who requested it.
He stated that he has had three or four people
approach him to remove them, because there is a
4-way stop on the next block over. Commissioner
Money then discussed the possibility of placing
speed bumps on the street, beginning at the
ditch. Mr. Young stated that he feels the 4-way
stop is needed there. Commissioner Branch then
mosed that the Board adopt a resolution to hold
public hearings before 4-way stops are installed.
Commissioner Money seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously. Commissioner Peters dis-
cussed this situation, stating that he was contact-
ed by several residents who want the 4-way stop
in that area. He stated that after researching the
minutes and finding that the Board took no ac-
tion in this matter, he replaced the signs. Due to
the'fact that the Board put the 4-way stop back,
and Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion.
Commissioner Branch discussed that Madison
Street (one block over) and 2nd Avenue has a 4-
way stop, and this would put two right there to-
gether. The motion then failed with the following
vote. Commissioners Peters and Traylor voted
yes. Chairman Birmingham (due to the fact that it
is in Commissioner Money's district and he
agrees with taking his recommendation) and
Commissioners Money and Branch (due to the
, fact that there is a 4-way stop on the next street)
voted.no. Mr. Young stated that the Board will be
responsible is one of his children gets hit by a
car. Commissioner Money again stated that he
took the signs down due to several requests from
Ms. Arnold appeared before the Board to
discuss the responsibilities of the Flood Coordi-
nator as set out in Ordinance 83-5. She inquired
about why the Flood Coordinator/Building In-
spector did not know that Sea Shores Subdivi-
sion would flood the area (since he inspected it).,
her property in particular. She referred to Chair-
man Birmingham's comment that Mr. Manuel
would have the job unless he messed'up, stating
that he did mess up and requesting that the
Board open his Job for bid. Ms. Hough discussed
that the Building INspector is at a County-paid
convention tonight, even though his contract
ended September 30. 1988.
APALACHEE REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL
Marion Hough discussed Rafield's morator-
ium agreement, and inquired as to whether or
not Raffield's submitted the required reports to
the Apalachee Regional Planning Council (as set
out in the agreement). Upon her further inquiry,
Chairman Birmingham stated that he signed the
moratorium agreement She then requested that
he have someone check to see if these reports
were submitted and If the principal and interest
payments have been made, and report back to
the public at the next meeting. Attorney Rish
stated that Ms. Hough can call the Apalachee Re-
gional Planning Council. and they have to give
her the information. Commissioner Branch stat-
ed that the Property Appraiser Kesley Colbert
was appointed by the Board as their representa-
tive to the Apalachee Regional Planning Council,
and he can answer any questions she may have.
BUCKHORN LANDFILL EMPLOYEE
Marion Hough discussed the advertisement
for an employee to submit bids to work at the
Buckhorn Landfill on the weekends. She stated
that she was led to believe that the attendant
would go to bid for a contract Job at Buckhornm.
She also stated that she understood the Board to
say that it costs abut $100.00 per weekend to
clean up the landfill, and they hope to save some
money by hiring a contract employee to keep it
open. She discussed the employment application
that was placed in the jacket, stating that this Is
not needed for a bid. Chairman Birmingham stat-
ed that there must have been some misunder-
standing because it was the Board's intention to
hire someone to work at Buckhorn for $100.00
per weekend (it is costing more than that to
clean it up on Mondays) on a contract basis. The
Board agreed that this was their intention. Chair-
man Birmingham stated that Mosquito Control
Director Graves will review the applications re-
ceived, and make a recommendation to the
Board. After further discussion by Ms. Hough and
upon inquiry by Chairman Birmingham. Attorney
Rish stated that there is no problem with the
way the Board Is handling this matter.
Gulf County Commission
ties/agencies. After public comment about the
County truck drivers making more money than
the Correctional Officers, Chairman Birmingham
stated that he and the Sheriff discussed that if
they paid the Officers $10,600.00 per year (a
$1,400.00 per year raise), it would cost approxi-
mately $16,000.00 more each year. Chairman
Birmingham stated that the Clerk advised him
that tins money should be taken from the Gener-
al Fund Reserve for Contingencies. Commissioner
Traylor moved that the Board raise the base
amount for Correctional Officers to $10,600.00
(taking $16,000.00 from the General Fund Re-
serve for Contingencies), and Commissioner Pe-
ters seconded the motion. Upon inquiry by Com-
missioner Branch, Sheriff Harrison reported that
he has 9 Correctional Officers and a Supervisor.
After discussion about the present officers all be-
ing at the same salary rate ($9.200.00), and upon
vote, the motion passed unanimously.
(Continued on Page 6B)
Ms. Hough then discussed that some con-
tractors have keys to the Buckhom Landfill gate,
and also discussed that Mosquito Control Direc-
tor Graves has been warned for failing to have a
gate attendant there. Attorney Rish stated that 5
Points is the landfill for which the contractors
have the keys (not Buckhorn). Chairman Birm-
ingham reported that It is being maintained as
best as the County can maintain It. She then dis-
cussed the feasibility of contractors having keys
for 5 Points, concerning the amount of trouble
the Board has had with the Department of Envi-
Mr. Hough discussed that the County can
submit grants requests to obtain $100,000.00 for
the landfill, and presented her written recom-
mendations for handling Gulf County's garbage
(on file with the Clerk). After reading her recom-
mendations, she discussed that the users should
have to pay their share, in order to take the bur-
den off of the ad valorem taxes. Commissioner
Peters discussed that the County has applied for
the grant funds. He stated that the application
fee was $100.00, and the County can possibly get
$25,000.00 (instead of $100,000.00).
Charles Hood, of Wewahltchka, discussed
the garbage dump at the end of Highway 22, go-
ing to the river. He discussed that the ramp wall
around the trailers is too high, and it Is difficult
to unload garbage from trucks (wall is as high as
the closed tailgate). Chairman Birmingham stated
that only household garbage is supposed to go in
those trailers. Mosquito Control Director Graves
stated that big trucks are tearing the top off of
the ramp, that Is why the wall was built up that
high. Chairman Birmingham directed Mosquito
Control Director Graves to check on this.
'" Chairman Birmingham discussed an ordi-
nance concerning scavenging/littering. He also
discussed the mess that people are making by
going through the garbage at the trailer sites.
Upon inquiry by Chairman Birmingham about
scavenging/littering ordinances, Attorney Rish
stated that the Sheriffs Department has the au-
thority to write tickets on anyone who violates a
County ordinance. Upon request by Chairman
Birmingham, Sheriff Harrison stated that he
would have his deputies check these areas, and
recommended that the County Employees get
the name/identification of anyone they see violat-
ing the County ordinances (the Sheriffs Depart-
ment can file charges against that person, and
use the County employee as a witness). Chairman
Birmingham directed Mosquito Control Director
Graves to put up signs notifying people to stay
out of the trailers ("NO SCAVENGING'). Mosquito
Control Director Graves discussed the possibility
of his employees getting tag numbers, and Sher-
iff Harrison stated that It Is better to get their
names (If possible) otherwise they should get the
tag numbers. Sheriff Harrison also stated that he
would be glad to meet with the Mosquito Control
employees to go over the best procedure for
them to use.
BUCKHORN LANDFILL EMPLOYEE
Mosquito Control Director Graves, after re-'
viewing the applications received, recommended
that the Board hire Luckle Borders to work at
the Buckhorn Landfill on the weekends. Commis-
sioner Traylor moved that the Board accept Mos-
quito Control Director Graves' recommendation.
Commissioner Branch seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously. Chairman Birmingham di-
rected Mosquito Control Director Graves to noti-
fy Mr. Borders of the Board's decision and of
what he is expected to do. Upon inquiry by Mos-
quito Control Director Graves, Chairman Birm-
ingham stated that Mr. Borders should be paid
out of the Mosquito Control Department's budget
MOSQUITO SPRAYING EMPLOYEES
Mosquito Control Director Graves reported
that the mosquito spraying Is almost over, and he
requested that the Board allow him to keep
those two employees until the end of the year
(12-31-88). Commissioner Traylor moved that
the Board approve this request, and Commission-
er Branch seconded the motion. Mosquito Con-
trol Director Graves reported that these employ-
ees work 40 hours per week, and they help to
clean the trash out of the ditches and they cut
bushes (they also help clean the landfills). Cornm
missioner Peters discussed the possibility of us-
ing one of these employees to attend the gate at
the 5 Points Landfill. After further discussion
about the problems with people dumping the
wrong things there, Chairman Birmingham sug-
gested pulling in all of the keys. Mosquito Con-
trol Director Graves discussed that someone
dumped a load of garbage outside the gate be-
cause it was locked. Attorney Rish stated that we
need to investigate to find out who is doing this
dumping. Sheriff Harrison stated that they check
through it, but could not find anything to identify
who the dumper might be. Chairman Birming-
ham discussed that they either need to man the
gate, or take in all of the keys. Commissioner
Money discussed that many people need to use
the dump on Saturdays, and Commissioner
Branch stated that if the keys are taken in, It
may cause all of the trailer sites to be filled with
items besides household garbage. Mosquito Con-
trol Graves stated that they leave at 4:00 p.m.,
but many other companies/contractors are still
working. He also stated that the locks are con-
tinually torn/cut off. After discussion by Chair-
man Birmingham about the keyholders misusing
the landfill, Commissioner Branch reported that
he has heard numerous complaints from the
public about not being able to use the landfill
when they need It (on the weekends). Commis-
sioner Traylor suggested putting an employee
there from about 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Com-
missioner Branch discussed that Saturdays are
really important because that is when many peo-
ple do their extra work around the house. Chair-
man Birmingham discussed the possibility of do-
ing something similar to what they are doing at
Buckhorn, but also discussed that there is going
to be a money shortage soon. Jean Arnold stated
that the Board needs to incorporate the tipping
fee system as soon as possible. Chairman Birm-
ingham stated that he feels the holdup is due to
the concern that people will dump their garbage
in the woods. Ms. Hough discussed the ad valo-
rem tax raise, and discussed that the Depart-
ment of Environmental Regulation has threa-
tened to sue the County for taking the South-end
garbage to Buckhorn. Chairman Birmingham
stated that the Department has not sued the
County, nor have they imposed any daily penal-
ties, and he stated that-there are negotiations
going on between the County and the Depart-
ment Ms. Hough stated that something needs to
be done immediately, and discussed that many
people will have to live off of social security in
the future and they cannot afford to pay such
high property taxes. Attorney Rish discussed
that Mr. Kriegel is out of town this week, but he
had talked to Tom Moody, with the Department
He reported that nothing can -be done until Mr.
Kriegel gets back, and upon agreement by the
Board, stated that he will continue negotiations
with him as soon as possible.
COURT ORDERED PAYMENTS
Attorney Rish reported that he has a mo-
tion from Henry Barksdale (Clyde Melvin's attor-
ney), in the amount of $65,000.00, for his fee as
counsel for the defense in the State vs. Clyde
Melvin. Attorney Rish stated that he feels that he
can negotiate with Mr. Barksdale to get his
amount reduced some. Commissioner Branch
moved that the Board also Attorney Rish to nego-
tiate the lowest figure possible with Mr. Barks-
dale, and bring it back to the Board. Commis-
sioner Traylor seconded the motion. Attorney
Rish stated that the Board may have to hold a
special meeting to approve payment of the nego-
tiated amount Upon vote, the motion passed
INVOICE DOG POUND
Sheriff Harrison presented a bill from the
City of Port St. Joe, in the amount of $30.00, for
the dog pound. He discussed that a four-year-old
child was bitten by a dog, and the SheriffPs De-
partment ordered that the dog be held for 10
days [to ensure that it did not have rabies). He
stated that the owners of the dog are indigent,
and cannot pay the bill. Commissioner Branch
moved that the Board pay this bill, and Commis-
stoner Traylor seconded the motion. Upon in-
quiry by Ed Creamer. Sheriff Harrison reported
that the dog was destroyed after the 10-day wait-
ing period. Upon vote, the motion passed unani-
Sheriff Harrison discussed the low salary of
his Correctional Officers, and stated that it is
critical that the Board give the officers a raise
(due to the fact that the prison coming to Ho-
ward Creek will get his employees because they
pay more). Sheriff Harrison reported on the base
amount of Correctional Officers in other Coun-
HOMES MEXICO BEACH
308 HATLEY DRIVE 3 bdrm., 1 bath home on 87.5x108.5' lot. Paved
street. Nice subdivision. Would make the perfect starter home.
Appliances included. Assumable mortgage. REDUCED $39,900.
13th STREET Two bdrm., 1 ba. stilt home, V block to the beach!
Needs some TLC. $55,000.00. Possible owner financing.
107 1st STREET- Two story duplex V block from the Gulf! 2 bdrm.,
1 bath upstairs. 1 bdrm., 1 bath downstairs. Very nicely decorated.
Screened porch & sun deck off living areas. Partially furnished,
319 ROBIN LANE Unique 2 bdrm., 2 ba, family home. Large living,
dining, kitchen area. Lg. deck on back overlooks canal. Entertain-
ment area w/wet bar., Must see this one. $55,000.00. Owner will
314 HATLEY DRIVE Newly constructed, 3 bdrm., 2 ba. townhomes,
.in nice residential area. Vaulted ceiling in liv...din. and kitchen
areas. Large bar in kitchen. All appliances included. Very nicely
decorated. $48,500.00 to $49,900.00
315 ROBIN LANE NEW!! Recently completed 3 bdrm., 2 ba. home.
Sunken living room w/fireplace. Cathedral ceiling. Two car carport
wicircle drive. Lg. master bdrm. & bath. Beautifully landscaped lot.
104 20th STREET NICE 3 bdrm., 1 ba. brick home wilarge Florida
room. Separate guest house. Great room wifull bath. Excellent for
entertaining. Only 2 blocks to the beach. Yard very nicely land-
scaped. Completely furnished. Many amenities. Must see to ap-
preciate. $97,000.00. REDUCED, $89,500.00.
136 A MIRAMAR DRIVE New and remodeled two bedroom, two full
bath beachside townhome. Beautiful view of the canal and the
Gulf. Large 20'x19.5' sun on front joined by a 9'x22' screened
porch on side. Double carport. Many amenities. Owner will
318 HWY. 98 Waterfront! Two bedroom, one bath home on 50'x
150' corner lot, screened porch on front overlooking the Gulf!
Dedicated beach. In good cond., completely furnished, $83,500.00.
121 HWY. 386 Nice! Lg. 3 bdrm., 3 ba. home on 75'x100' lot.
Living room has full stone wall fireplace. Bedrooms have Ig. cedar
lined walk-in closets. Central gas heat /ac system. Energy effi-
cient. Many extras. $98,750.00.
107 30th STREET Lg. 3 bdrm., 2 ba. beachside home with large
game room. Living room with fireplace overlooks the Gulf and
leads to ex. large front deck. All the comforts of home. $138,000.
317 ROBIN LANE NEW! 3 bdrm., 2 ba. Spanish home w/double car
garage. Sunken living room with stone fireplace. European style
cabinetry in kitchen with breakfast bar. Beautifully landscaped
yard with sprinkler system. Reduced. $62,900.00.
HWY. 98 GULF AIRE SUBD. Large three bedroom, two bath water-
front home. Cathedral ceilings in living, dining and bathrooms.
Screened porch as well as sun deck overlook the Gulf! $135,000.00
MOBILE HOMES MEXICO BEACH
809 MARYLAND BLVD. 2 bdrm., 2 ba. 12'x70' mobile home on corner.
lot. Completely furnished. Short distance to the beach! Currently
being remodeled. New trailer roof. $26,000.00. Possible owner
financing. REDUCED $24,000.00.
807 MARYLAND BLVD. Like New! 2 bdrm., 2 ba. mobile home with
20'x12' screened porch on front. 75'x100' lot. Completely furnish-
ed, includes refrigerator, range, dishwasher, washer & dryer. A
good buy. $38,000.00.
1st STREET Large 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide. Completely furnished.
Close to beach. Screened porch and sun deck. $42,000.00. Owner
LOTS ON MEXICO BEACH
CORNER OAK AVE. & PALM ST.: 1V/ lots. Large size irregular shaped.
Only /i block to the beach. $29,800.00. Owner will finance. Mexico
Beach Unit 11, BIk 8, E/ of Lot 116, all lot 18.
7th STREET 100'x108.33' lot on paved, street. Only steps to the
beach. Unit 14, BIk. D, Lot 9.,$10,000.00.
CORNER HWY. 98 & 36TH STREET 100' on Hwy. 98 x 75' deep. Unit
6, BIk. 2, Lot 4. Was $78,500.00. REDUCED to $35,000.00.
HIGHWAY 98 WATERFRONT! End of 8th St., 60'x80' lot. $60,000.00.
Unit 2, BIk. V, Lot 4
HWY. 98 WATERFRONT- End of 8th St., 66'x80' lot. $66,000. Unit 2,
BIk V, Lot 3
HWY. 98 ST. JOSEPH SHORES 120'x397' waterfront lot. $120,000.
HWY. 98 Gulf AIre Subd. WATERFRONT! 60'x180' Lot. BIk. A, Lot
HWY. 98 Gulf AIre Subd. WATERFRONT! 60'x180' lot. BIk. A, Lot
GULF AIRE DRIVE GULF AIRE SUBD. 70'xl 15' lot in subd. BIk G,
Lot 2, Good view of the Gulf. $35,000.00.
MOBILES HOMES ACCEPTED
MARYLAND BLVD. 75'x100' lot. Zoned for mobile home. $12,500.00.
Mexico Beach Unit.12A, BIk B, Lot 5
MARYLAND BLVD. 75'x100' lot. Zoned for mobile home. $13,000.00.
.Mexico Beach Unit 12A, BIk C, Lot 4
FORTNER AVE. Between 86th & 7th St. 50'x150' lot. Zoned for mobile
home. One block from the beach. Mexico Beach Unit 1, BIk 8, Lot 5,
RESIDENTIAL HOMES ONLY
NEW MEXICO DRIVE (6) 100'x158.33' lots. Unit 14, BIk. A, Lots 12,14,
16, 18, 20, 21. $6,000.00 each. Owner financing. $1,500.00 down
balance at 10% for 5 years.
NEW MEXICO DRIVE (8) 100'x158.33' lots. Zoned for homes only.
Mexico Beach Unit 14, BIk. B, Lots 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 23, 25.
NEW MEXICO DRIVE: 100'x158.33' lot. Unit 14, BIk B, Lot 3. $6,000.00.
TEXAS DRIVE 100'x108.33' lot. Unit 14, BEk. F, Lot 6. $6,800.00.
Owner financing possible.
ARIZONA DRIVE 100'x108' lot. Homes only. $7,000.00. Mexico
Beach Unit 14, BIk. D, Lot 16.
CALIFORNIA DRIVE (14) 100'x108.33' lots. $7,000.00 each. Unit 14,
BIk. E, Lots 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 22. 24, 26.
CORNER PERIWINKLE DR. & GULFAIRE DR. Nice corner home lot.
90'x109.88' x 131.72' x 63.87' lot. Lot 7, BIk. F, Gulfaire Phase II.
ARIZONA AVE. (14) 100'x108.33' lots, $7,000.00 each. Unit 14, BIk.
E, Lots 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25.
COLORADO DRIVE 100'x158.33' lot. High and dry! Unit 14, BIk. C,
Lot 7, $7,000.00.
5th STREET (2) 100'x158.33' lots on paved street. Unit 14, BIk. A, Lots
13, 15. $7,500.00. each. Owner financing. $1,500.00 down at 10%
for 5 years.
TEXAS DRIVE 100'x100' lot. Mexico Beach Unit 14, BIk. G. Lot 8.
$7,500.00. Owner financing.
ARIZONA DRIVE (5) 110'x110' lots. $7,500.00 each. Unit 14, BIk. D,
Lots 6, 8, 10, 12, 14. Owner financing.
Please contact us for a complete list of
homes and lots. Year round monthly
rentals also available.
-- CORNER OF 14th STREET
S & HIGHWAY 98
COLORADO DRIVE (6) 100'x158.33' lots. $7,500.00 each. Unit 14,
.BIk. C, Lots 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19.
COLORADO DRIVE 100'x158.33' lot completely cleared and
ready for building. Fish pond. Unit 14, BIk. B, Lot 22. $7,900.00.
Owner will finance w/$1,000 down, balance at 11% for 4 years.
- TEXAS DRIVE (2) 100'x100' lots. Zoned homes only. Mexico Beach
Unit 14, BIk. G, Lots 9, 10. $8,000.00. each.
TEXAS DRIVE Large ir Q4rltp t. Unit 14.'BIk. G, Lot 12.
$8,500.00. ,. ,
5th STREET (2) lots odd shapes, on paved street. Unit 14, Lots 17,
19. $9,000.00 together. Owner financing available:
7th STREET 100'x108' lot. $10,000.00. On paved street. Unit 14, BIk.
D, Lot 15.
ROBIN LANE (2) Large lots on paved street. Nice subdivision.
Underground utilities. $10,000.00 each. Mexico Beach Unit 17, BIk.
3, Lots 10, 11. $2,000.00 down, balance at 9% for 5 years.
HATLEY DRIVE (3) 87.5 x 108' lots. Partially cleared. Nice shade
trees. On paved street. North Lake Estates. BIk. A, Lots 5, 6, 7.
$9,900.00 each. Owner financing. $1,000.00 down, balance at 11%
for 5 years.
WYSONG AVENUE 109'x100' lot. Mexico Beach Unit 17, BIk. 1, Lot 8.
Paved street, underground utilities, nice subdivision. $11,000.00.
ROBIN LANE 110'x124.44' lot in nice subdivision. Paved street
underground utilities. Unit 17, Blk. 3, Lot 6. $12,000.00.
26th STREET (2) 75'x100' lots. Zoned for homes only. Only steps to
the beach! Unit 4, Bl ,' t rq, 8. Owner financing. Was
$23,000.00. REDUCED $=i.0,LJ
27th STREET 75'x100' lot. Close to beach. Excellent view of the
water. Unit 4, BIk. B, lO D' financing. Was $23,000.00.
REDUCED $16,000.00 O M
LUXURY BY PIER #8, SUNSETRETREAT 38th Street: WATERFRONT
L- luxurious 3 bedroom, 2'/" ba. townhome, completely furnished.
Privately owned, never rented. Excellent condition. Many
amenities. $135,000.00. Owner will finance.
LUXURY BY THE PIER #10 38th St.: Luxurious two bedroom, 21/ bath
townhome overlooking the Gulf! Screened porch, sun deck, jenn-
aire grill, washer, dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator included with
unit! Very nicely decorated! The perfect home away from home
MILLER SEA SIDE: Two bedroom, 1 V2 bath townhome completely fur-
nished. Good view of the Gulf! Cathedral ceilings with ceiling
fans, accent both bedrooms. Large front and back decks off
bedrooms. $52,000.00. Easy assumption!
WINDSONG VILLA #1 WATERFRONT 35th St.: Luxurious three
bedroom 3 bath 1927 sq. ft. townhome. Completely furnished! Ex-
cel. rental. Plenty of room for -the whole family! $150,000
SHORELINE APARTMENT No. 1 WATERFRONT Two bedroom, one
bath unit, covered porch overlooks the Gulf! Completely furnish-
ed! New central AC. $54,000. Assumable mortgage.
LUXURY BY THE PIER No. 7 38th St.: Luxurious 2 bedroom, 21V ba.
townhome on the gulf! Newly remodeled! Sun deck and covered porch
for beach lovers! An excellent buy at $99,500.00.
LA DOLCE VITA, 37th St. WATERFRONT Two bedroom, 21V bath
unit completely furnished. Screened porch & sun deck are only a
few of the amenities. Very nice decor! Assumable Mortgage. Was
$106,500.00. REDUCED to $87,500.00. MAKE OFFER!
SURFVIEW AND SPINDRIFT TOWNHOMES
Attractive two bedroom, two bath townhomes near fishing pier and
beach. Completely furnished and equipped for second home or rental.
Bay window accents living room with cathedral ceiling. Private patio In
back off bedroom. Assumable mortgage. $65,000 each.
CORONADO T.H. No. 3, No. 6 Corner Coronado St. & Hwy. 98:
Two bedroom, 1 V/ bath stucco with stone columns. Sun deck with
excellent view of the water. Dedicated beach! Unfurnished.
CORONADO T.H. No. 9 Corner Coronado St. & Hwy. 98: Two bed-
room, 1'/i bath stucco with stone columns. Deck with excellent
view of the water. Dedicated beach! Completely furnished!
CORONADO GULF VIEW 1: One bedroom and two bedroom units,
one and two bathrooms. Includes refrigerator, range, dishwasher,
washer, dryer, disposal. $73,900.00 and $78,900.00.
LOFT BY PIER No. 6: Attractive two bedroom, two bath townhome with
sleeping loft. Completely furnished and equipped for rental or se-
cond home. Only steps to the beach and fishing pier. Cathedral
ceilings with ceiling fan make living room open and airy.
Assumable mortgage. $64,000.00.
PIERSIDE No. 2 This two bedroom, two bath townhome is located
only steps from the beach and fishing pier. The unit is completely
furnished & equipped for rental or second home. Skylights accent
the loft bedroom. Living room has cathedral ceiling w/ceiling fan.
Easy Assumption! $64,000.00.
CORNER SANTA ANNA & AMERICUS AVE.: (2) 50'x175' lots. Yon's
Addition. BIk. 5, Lots 12 & 13. $36,000.00.
CORNER CORONADO ST. & AMERICUS AVE.: 75'x135' lot. One block
from the beach! $13,500.00 Unit 2, BIk. 32, Lot 16.
CANAL STREET 50'x125' lot. Yon's Addition to Beacon Hill. BIk. 10
Lot 9. $15,950.00.
ATLANTIC STREET: 50'x157.50' lot. Vi block to the beach! $16,000.00.
Yon's Addition to Beacon Hill. BIk. 7, Lot 16.
PINE STREET (2) 50'x125' lots. Yon's Addition to Beacon Hill. BIk.
11, Lots 4, 5. $31,900.00.
MAGELLAN STREET (3) 50'x125' lots. Yon's Addition to Beacon Hill,
BIk. 14, Lots 11, 12, 13. $39,500.00.
ST. JOSEPH SHORES WATERFRONT LOT 120'x397' on the Gulf.
ST. JOE BEACH HOMES
CANAL STREET Two bedroom, 1 bath home only steps to the beach
Would make nice beach cottage or second home. $28,350.00.
Possible owner financing.
HWY. 98 NEAR SANTA ANNA: Newly remodeled four bedroom, two
bath home overlooking the Gulf! Unobstructed view! Large Iv. rm.
w/stone fireplace. Fenced yard & screened porch. On 50'x90' lot.
Large upper deck! $95,000.00.
CORNER DESOTO & ALABAMA: Three bedroom, 1 %/ bath 3 story home
on ig. corner lot. Large & various deck areas off living room and master
bedroom. Two car garage. Landscaped and fenced lot. $69,900.00.
Assumable VA mortgage.
BEACON HILL LOTS
FIFTH AVE.: (2) 50'x100' lots. Beacon Hill Subdivision. BIk. 25, Lots 10,
12, $4,500.00 each.
WATERFRONT RIVER LOTS: 3 large lots on Chipola Cut-off. Call for
further information and sizes. $9,000. REDUCED $7,000.00.
CAPE SAN BLAS
HWY. C30-E WATERFRONT! Exceptional two bedroom, two bath
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Page 6B The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 15, 1988
Gulf County Commission
-(From Page 3R)
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Upon request by Commissioner Peters,
Sheriff Harraison reported that the Jail's mainudn vi-
olations were for maintenance problems, which
are not new (broken toilets, etc.). He stated that
he hopes they will be able to get this work com-
pleted to avoid future violations. Upon further in-
quiry by Commissi6ner Peters about violations
concerning medical records. Sheriff Harrison re-
ported that Dr. San Pedro is under contract with
them to provide service for the inmate patients,
and they have had to change all of the records.
He also discussed that because they have such a
turnaround of employees, It is sometimes diffi-
cult to keep someone trained to keep these
records up-to-date. He reported that they have
been updated since the date of the inspection.
Clerk Lister presented an invoice from
Medical Examiner William A. Sybers, in the
amount of $691.00. for an autopsy performed on
Lewis Kirkland. He reported that the State Attor-
ney's Office would not approve the bill because
they did not authorize/request that the autopsy
be done (it was referred by the Gulf Pines Hospi-
tal Emergency Room). Sheriff Harrison discussed
that in cases of unattended deaths, the Medical
Examiner makes the decision about whether or
not to do an autopsy. Attorney Rish stated that he
and the Sheriff will check this out, and If it is
justified, the Board will have to pay it. Upon in-
quiry by Chairman Birmingham. Clerk Lister re-
ported that these bills are paid by the County.
and the State reimburses them.
COURT ORDERED PAYMENTS
Clerk Lster presented the following Court
ordered payments in the case of the State vs.
Clyde Melvin. Commissioner Traylor moved that
the Board pay these bills, and Commissioner
Money seconded the motion for discussion. After
discussion by Commissioner Money about one
Court Reporter charging $1.00 per page, and the
other charging $3.50 per page, the motion
Janice Mason, Court Reporter $33.00
William A. Sybers. Medical Examiner
Rebecca J. Wimer, Court Reporter $104.10
Dr. Robert H. Wray, Expert Witness
Clerk Uster presented a letter from T. Mi-
chael Tucker, Certified Public Accountant, con-
firming that he will provide the annual audits for
Gulf County for the next three years, at the rate
of $24,500.00 per year. The Board agreed for the
letter to be acknowledged and returned to Mr.
Tucker, since this was their previous agreement
Clerk Lister presented the Medicaid billing
for September. 1988, in the amount of
$7,524.44. Upon motion by Commissioner Pe-
ters. second by Commissioner Traylor, and unan-
imous vote, the Board approved payment of this
INVENTORY-BEACHES FIRE DEPARTMENT
Clerk Lister presented a request from the
Beaches Fire Department to remove Items,
which they are unable to locate, from their in-
ventory records. Commissioner Branch reported
that there are several requests like the one Clerk
ULister mentioned, and he moved that the Board
turn the following list of items over to the Sher-
il's Department, for them to investigate and,
make a report back to the Board. Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and it passed unan-
imously. Chairman Birmingham directed Deputy
Clerk Collier to notify the Sheriff of the Board's
action in this matter.
Beaches Fire Department #150-15 2 pag-
Gulf County Public Library #10-32 A-
Clerk of the Circuit Court #10-64 Chair,
#10-84B Chair, #10-121 Bates No. Machine,
# 10-148B Pile Rolling Cart
Clerk Lister reported that Property Ap-
praiser Colbert has requested that property
record #80-12 (a roller shelf unit) be transferred
from his office to the Clerk's Office. Upon motion
by Commissiqner"yTr6yor, ecod by Commis-
sioner Brafch, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved this request.
Clerk Lister reported that Property Ap-
praiser Colbert has also requested that property
record #80-62 (a fabric chair) be transferred
from his office to the Maintenance Department.
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second
by Commissioner Branch, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved this request.
RADIO-GULF COUNTY SEARCH & RESCUE UNIT
Clerk Lister presented a memorandum
from Admin. Asst Wells (listing the following
quotes), requesting that the Board approve the
emergency purchase of a radio for, the Gulf Coun-
ty Search & Rescue Unit. He recommended that
the Board accept the low quote from Clarksville
Clarksville Communications $795.00
Hiland Communications $915.00
J&S Communications $1,058.00
Southern Communications $1.440.00
Upon motion by Commissioner Branch,
second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved purchase of the radio
from Clarksville Communications, on an emer-
STATE FUNDS-COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
Chairman Birmingham reported that Bas-
kerville-Donovan Engineers has informed the
Board that there are additional funds
($32,000.00) that may be available for the Com-
prehensive Plan, if the Board agrees to apply for
them. Upon motion by Commissioner Branch,
second by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Bdard agreed to apply for these funds.
EMPLOYEE-BEACHES/HIGHLAND VIEW WATER
Commissioner Branch reported that Gerald
Shearer is resigning as the employee for the
Beaches and Highland View Water Systems. He
moved that the Board advertise to hire a contract
replacement, and accept Mr. Shearer's resigna-
tion at the time that the replacement is chosen.
He also included in his motion that the amount
of pay' to be advertised should be $.50 per meter
for reading. $8.00 per hour for maintenance
work done by the contract employee, and $6.00
per hour for an additional helper if one is needed
(this is a $2.00 per hour for reduction for each.
due to the fact that the new person may not as
qualified as Mr. Shearer). Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
Commissioner Branch discussed requests
he received for "Children At Play" signs to be in-
stalled on Atlantic Street at St. Joe Beach, be-
tween Highway 98 and Americus Avenue. Com-
missioner Branch requested that Road
Superintendent Lester be allowed to install these
signs, and the Board had no objection.
LETTERB-COURT ORDERED PAYMENTS
Commissioner.Money discussed letters re-
ceived from Inez Huckeba which address a situa-
tion concerning court orders for payment to her
In the.case of the State vs. Clyde Melvin. Com-
missioner Money reported that Ms. Huckeba is
upset because he did notl ell the Board that the
reason she stayed in a hotel during the trial in
Gulf County was because her house was up for
sale. Commissioner Money discussed that he did
make this report to the Board, after Ms. Hucke-
ba's daughter notified him. Upon discussion by
the Board, they stated that they recall him mak-
ing this report back to them. Commissioner
Money requested that the Board write a letter of
apology to Ms. Huckeba, and again notify her that
he did not even know she had a home in Gulf
County until the Sheriff told the Board. Commis-
sioner Money stated that he did not see in the
minutes where he actually made the report to
the Board, but if it is there he would like a copy
sent with the letter. The Board had no objection
to writing this letter. Chairman Birmingham stat-
ed that Commissioner Money's report may not
show up in the typed minutes because they are
not verbatim (nor are they supposed to be) but
the tapes will reflect the conversation. Chairman
Birmingham directed the Clerk to write this let-
ROCHE'SB BSUBDIVISBION-OAK GROVE
Commissioner Money discussed that some-
one is cutting timber on the Southside of the
ditch on Roche's Street, and requested that Road
Superintendent Lester find out who is doing it,
and notify them that they will be responsible for
Sany damage they do to the ditch or road. The
board had no objection.
4-WAY STOP-OAK OROVE
Commissioner Money requested that the
Board have Road Superintendent Lester place 15
mph speed limit signs going into Oak Grove, and
place "Children At Play" signs and speed bumps
in the area of Duval Street and 2nd Avenue. The
Board had no objection.
(Commissioner Branch left the meeting at
this time 10:00 n.m.)
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Peters
about execution of the ambulance contract (as
agreed at the last meeting). Attorney Rish stated
that this was subject to Commissioner Branch's
final approval, but it was not approved due to
lace of proper backup service.
PERSONNEL POLICY-MOSQUITO CONTROL
Commissioner Peters reported that he has
been investigating the situation of the employee
in the Mosquito Control Department who was set
up, but no paid the higher salary, apd he stated
that the Mosquito Control Department is differ-
ent from the Road Department according to the
personnel policy (Mosquito Control Department
has a Junior Operator position). He reported that
he and Mosquito Control Director Graves are try-
ing to work out something that will benefit the
Mosquito Control Department employees, and
they will bring it back to the Board at a later
STARTING OVER STRAIGHT PROGRAM
Commissioner Peters reported that he at-
tended the Starting Over Straight Program lun-
cheon in Fountain, and he stated that this Is a
very good program. He reported that the kids
said they appreciate anything the Board can do
for the Program. Commissioner Peters stated
that he wishes the other members of the Board
could have been there.
Commissioner Peters discussed his state-
ment at the last meeting that the lowest price is
not always the best (Road Superintendent Lester
should look at quality, and disregard price).
Commissioner Peters discussed that for the ftrst
time, he supported a high bid. Commissioner
Traylor discussed that the State purchases John
Deere models for their work, and he said this
may be due to the price. Upon inquiry by Com-
missioner Peters, Road Superintendent Lester
reported that the State Road Department told
him that if the Board would buy the Caterpillar,
it would be the best machine. Road Superinten-
dent Lester also reported that they have a 4-
year-old John Deere that was cheaper, but is is a
cheaper built machine.
Commissioner Peters discussed that the
City of Port St. Joe received bids for installation
of the sewer system on 10th Street, and a com-
pany called Churchwell, Inc. bidded $68,607.00
while others bidded from $127,800.00 to
$292,000.00. He requested that this company be
placed on the County's bid list.
Charles Hood discussed job applications
submitted to the County, and inquired as to how
many Commissioners reviewed the applications.
He stated that he does not feel that one man
should make the decision, the Board should take
part. Chairman Birmingham stated that each
Commissioner is welcome to review all applica-
tions. Commissioner Money stated that he has
confidence in the County Supervisors, and since
he is the one that has to work the employee, he
needs to make the choice. Mr. Hood discussed
that he has worked for the Road Department
(through the CETA Program), and discussed that
he has put in applications with the County for
truck driving positions, stating that he has more
experience than some who were hired. Commis-
sioner Peters stated that the Board is responsi-
ble, and moved that the Supervisors select the
top three applicants as their recommendations,
and the Board will decide from those three.
Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion. Af-
ter discussion by Chairman Birmingham about
keeping the politics out of job openings, the mo-
tion passed with the following vote. Commission-
ers Money, Peters, and Traylor voted yes. Chair-'
man Birmingham voted no.
SOLID WASTE PROPOSALS
Chairman Birmingham appointed himself,
Commissioner Peters, and Admin. Asst. Wells to
review the solid waste proposals and make a rec-
ommendation back to the Board at the next reg-
OFFICE SPACE-JOB TRAINING
Chairman Birmingham discussed that the
Job Training Partnership Act has requested use
of office space on this end of the County for a
project they are working on with M&K Ranches.
He directed Commissioner Money to get with
Admin. Asst. Wells to find them some space in
the Courthouse if possible.
BOND-DONALD B. PARKER
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor,
second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved the Bond for Donald B.
Parker (new Commissioner for District 5).
Chairman Birmingham gave the Chair to
Vice-Chairman Money, and moved that the Board
allow the Senior Citizens Association to hold an
auction with the County's junked inventory, and
give the Senior Citizens the profits due to the ad-
ditional areas they do not have the money to
fund. Commissioner Peters seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously. Chairman Money re-
turned the Chair to Commissioner Birmingham.
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
REGULATION PERMIT-APALACHICOLA RIVER
Chairman Birmingham discussed the 25-
year Department of Environmental Regulation
permit for the irrigation system in the Apalachi-
cola River. He gave the Chair to Vice-Chairman
Money, and moved that the Board adopt a Reso-
lution (to DER) opposing the 25-year permit be-
cause the time period is too long. He stated that
he does not oppose the permit itself, just the 25-
year time period. Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed unanimously. Chair-
man Money returned the Chair to Commissioner
Birmingham. Chairman Birmingham directed At-
torney Rish to prepare a resolution and mail it to
the Department of Environmental Regulation.
WEWAHITCHKA AMBULANCE SERVICE
Chairman Birmingham requested that the
Board write each member of the Wewahitchka
Ambulance' Service, expressing the Board's ap-
preciation to them for making the South Gulf
County emergency and non-emergency runs. The
Board had no objection. Chairman Birmingham
directed Deputy Clerk Collier to write these let-
BOAT RAMP-DEAD LAKES STATE PARK
Chairman Birmingham reported that the
Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission has
started replacing the boat ramp at the Dead
Lakes State Park.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT -
I WILIAMBBURG SUBDIVISION
Chairman Birmingham gave the Chair to
Vice-Chairman Money, and moved that the Board
request that Baskerville-Donovan Engineers
write a block grant for Improvements to the Wil-
liamsburg and Methodist Hill areas of Gulf Coun-
ty, with the understanding that if the County gets
the grant, they get paid for preparing
it.Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion.
After discussion about this being a type of "joint"
application with the City of Wewahitchka, the
motion passed unanimously. Chairman Money re-
turned the Chair to Commissioner Birmingham.
Chairman Birmingham requested that the
Board write the Library Board to request that
they rearrange the hours of the library in Wewa-
hitchka so that it will be'open a couple of hours
each week during the time when kids are out of
school and people are off work. The Board had
no objection. Chairman Birmingham directed
Deputy Clerk Collier to write this letter.
Chairman Birmingham discussed that the
Board was supposed to adopt an ordinance con-
cerning fighting dogs, and stated that he now
feels,that the ordinance should include that all
loose dogs have a tag with the owner's name on it
(because the owner should be liable for damage
done by the dog). Pat Dobbins discussed that all
dogs in the County should be vaccinated. Chair-
man Birmingham directed Attorney Rish and
Sheriff Harrison to prepare a proposed ordi-
nance, and present it to the Board at a later
date. Marion Hough discussed that the Board will
need a pound/holding area for dogs that are
picked up. Chairman Birmingham stated that this
will all be worked out before final adoption of the
SEA SHORES SUBDIVISION
Chairman Birmingham stated that he has
noticed in the press that they quoted the Board
as saying they did not accept the Sea Shores Sub-
division. He stated that this is incorrect, the
Board stated that they did not accept the drain-
age system (the Department of Environmental
Regulation wrote to the subdivision owners, and
told they that they did not have a permit). Chair-
man Birmingham reported that he did not state
that the County did not accept the ditches, he
stated that the County did not approve the drain-
age system. Attorney Rish stated that Chairman
Birmingham has continually reported that DER
'wrote the subdividers that they were not re-
quired to obtain a permit. After discussion about
acceptance/approval. Chairman Birmingham stat-
ed that the purpose of this discussion was to cor-
rect the statement made by the press. He dis-
cussed the statement at the bottom of the DER
letter to the subdivider, which says that action
can be taken against them if something is wrong.
Upon inquiry by Ms. Arnold, Chairman Birming-
ham stated that the flood ordinance had to be
Sleeping Sickness In Horses
By Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
commonly referred to as "sleep-
ing sickness," is diagnosed each
year in many horses and ponies
in Florida. The disease condition'
is the result of a virus which is
transmitted by biting mosquitoes
and most commonly occurs in
late spring or early summer with
many animals being affected.
However, the disease may be-
come endemic, affecting a specif-
ic community or several counties
in an area. According to a local
veterinarian the virus has the
ability to incubate in an animal
and become fatal later.
There are three major types
of encephalomyelitis virus which
may infect horses are: Eastern
equine encephalomyelitis (EEE);
Western equine encephalomyeli-
tis (WEE); and Venezuelan equine'
encephalomyelitis (VEE). East-
ern equine encephalomyelitis'
has been the most common form
of the disease found in horses in
Florida but the western virus has
been diagnosed as the cause of
some equine deaths. My informa-,
tion on "sleeping sickness" was
provided by Extension Equine
Veterinarian Dr. Thomas J. Lane.
In nature, both the EEE virus
and the WEE virus are main-
tained in certain hosts especially
birds. The viruses spread from
the bird population by biting
mosquitoes. Many bird species
become infected by a bird-
route and susceptible birds in-
clude pheasants, chickens, ducks,
turkeys, blackbirds, pigeons,
quail and others. The birds tend
to develop a viremia (virus of the
blood) and may harbor, the dis-,
ease without showing any signs
or becoming ill.
Horses and humans are con-
sidered "dead-end" or accidental
hosts of the eastern and western
types of sleeping sickness. They
do not develop a general viremia
so the virus is not transmitted
from an infective horse or human
to other horses or infective hu-
mans. Therefore, the infection re-
sults by transmission from birds
to mosquitoes to horses or hu-
mans. In the case of Venezuelan
encephalomyelitis, horses and
man can transmit the disease by
adopted so that people could get flood insurance,
and the flood coordinator title is in name only.
Ms. Arnold discussed the Board's possible liabili-"
ty over this ordinance. Mr. Everett discussed the
DER letter to the subdividers, and inquired about
the Board using this letter as their basis for ac-
cepting the subdivision. Chairman Birmingham
stated that they did not use this letter, they re-
ceived a letter from the subdivider's engineer
which stated that the drainage system was prop-
er. Chairman Birmingham also stated that the
purpose of this letter is only to show that the
subdividers had to deal with DER concerning the
drainage for Sea Shores Subdivision. Mr. Everett
discussed that it has been brought to the atten- i
tion of the Board that there is a violation in this
area, and inquired as to who is responsible for
contacting DER. Chairman Birmingham stated
that anyone can call them, there Is no person
that is responsible. (Commissioner Traylor left
the meeting at this time 10:49 p.m.) After dis-
cussion about the flood coordinator position, Mr.
Everett stated that there is the possibility that
the subdividers have not met the requirements.
(Commissioner Traylor returned 10:53 p.m.)
Upon his inquiry about the Board contacting DER
that there might be a problem in this area, Chair-
man Birmingham stated that if any Commissioner
feels there is a problem there, he can contact
DER just like any other citizen can. Commission-,
er Money stated that the Board accepted the plat
(which includes the streets and ditches), but
they have a 1-year waiting period for which they '
can disapprove if it is not corrected. He stated :.
that the proper place to go is either to DER or to
the subdividers. Ms. Arnold discussed that she
has contacted Mr. Parker and DER, but both of .
them keep giving her the run-around. Ms. Hough
discussed the flood ordinance adopted by the
County, and the statement that this was adopted
only for the purpose of allowing people to be able
to obtain flood insurance, stating she is opposed
to anything that is done in that manner. Ms. Dob-
bins discussed the water coming from Sea
Shores Subdivision on to Ms. Arnold's property.
She stated that she feels the Board should call
DER to have them inspect this situation.
RADIO-GULF COUNTY SEARCH & RESCUE UNIT
Commissioner Peters requested that a
memorandum be left for Admin. Asst. Wells, in-
quiring as to why St. Joe Communications was
not contacted to submit a quote on the radio for
the Search and Rescue Unit. Chairman Birming-
ham directed Deputy Clerk Collier to leave a note,.
for Admin. Asst. Wells.
COMP TIME-SALARY EMPLOYEES
Commissioner Peters stated that the Mos-
quito Control Director, Road Superintendent,
and Administrative Assistant were hired as salary
employees, and inquired about Admin. Asst. Wells
accumulating comp time when the other two do
not. He requested that the Chairman have some-
one check to see if Admin. Asst. Wells receives
comp time. Chairman Birmingham and Commis-
stoner Peters discussed that the Board needs to
stand by their policy that salary employees not
accumulate comp time.
There being no further business, the meet-
ing did then adjourn.
SPECIAL MEETING OCTOBER 27, 1988
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida met this date in special session
with the following members present: Chairman
Douglas C. Birmingham and Commissioners El-
dridge Money and Nathan Peters, Jr. Others
present were: Attorney William J. Rish, Clerk
Benny C. Lister, and Deputy Clerk Towan Collier.
The meeting came to order at 12:35 p.m.
Attorney Rish reported that upon his negoi
station with Mr. Henry Barksdale (Clyde Melvin's
Attorney in the case of the State vs. Melvin) con-
cerning the amount for Attorney's fees, Mr.
Barksdale agreed to an amount of $50.000.00.'.
Attorney Rish stated that Mr. Barksdale needs
his money immediately because, due to this case,
he has not taken on any other major cases in the
past year. Upon inquiry by Commissioner Peters,
Attorney Rish stated that he does not feel that
Mr. Barksdale will agree to any less (and if it goes
before the Judge, he will probably be awarded
anywhere from $85,000.00 to $100,000.00).
Commissioner Money moved that the Board ap-
prove payment of $50,000.00 (as negotiated by
Attorney Rish) to Mr. Barksdale. Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and it passed unan-
imously. Chairman Birmingham directed Clerk
Lister to issue a check for $50,000.00 to Mr.
Attorney Rish reported that there is a bill,
in the amount of $1,373.34, from the Escambia
County Clerk of the Circuit Court, for witness
fees and Deputy Clerk costs for the trial held
there. He stated that the money for the jurors
will be reimbursed by the State. Attorney Rish
also reported that he has a bill for the work he
has done concerning the Melvin case, in the
amount of $850.00. Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Money, second by Commissioner Peters.
and unanimous vote, the Board approved pay-
'ment of these invoices.
There being no further business, the meet-
ing did then adjourn.
-combination with tetanus. A
"four way" vaccine is available
which offers protection against
both eastern and western en-
cephalomyelitis, tetanus and
Equine encephalomyelitis is
a serious and often fatal disease
of horses, ponies, mules, and don-
keys. Prevention of the disease is
ROY LEE CARTER
contact or by mosquito transmis-
Equine encephalomyelitis is
commonly called sleeping sick-
ness because of the effect the dis-
ease has on the central nervous
system. The most obvious signs
are severe depression and a high
fever. The affected animals will
demonstrate impaired vision, re-
duced reflexes, incoordination,
grinding of the teeth, yawning,
drowsiness, hanging lower lip
and inability to swallow. Other
signs include head pressing,
sleeping in a standing position,
walking into objects or in a circle,
and inability to rise when down.
Such horses when lying down will
be on their side and will move the
feet and legs as if bicycling until
death occurs. The degrees of dete-
rioration and outcome will vary
with individual horse. The first
signs of the disease usually oc-
curs within four to five days after
infection. Death may occur as
soon as two or three days later.
The mortality rate in horses is 20
to 50 percent with the western
encephalomyelitis virus and
more than 90 percent with the
eastern virus. Horses which sur-
vive will gradually recover over a
period of weeks. However, some of
these animals may be referred to
as "Dummies" because of their
dullness and diminished capacity
which is a result of the nervous
There is no specific treatment
for encephalomyelitis in horses
and all possible means should be
used to keep the animal 'comfort-
able. Affected horses should be
placed in a shaded, well bedded
area and protected from injury.
Water and feed should be provid-
ed free choice. A stomach tube
may be used to feed horses that
are unable to swallow.
The best method of preven-
tion is by vaccinations. A bival-
ent vaccine containing both the
eastern and western encepha-
lomyelitis virus types is available.
Also a vaccine is available in
Card of Thanks
The family of the late Mrs. Ar-
manda Boone wishes to express
their gratitude and appreciation
for the many cards, flowers and
prayers during their time of be-'
Betty, Connie & Cecil
Dr. Anthony L. Aker, O.D.
Dr. David J. Edinger, O.D.
Dr. James E. Corry, O.D.
Senior Citizen & Military
Diseases of the Eye
Pre & Post Operative Care
Medicare & Medicaid
One Hour Service
on most prescriptions
City Clinic Only)
We Now Have The
Newberry Optometric Clinic
528-B 5th St
Next to Campbells Pharmacy
Port St. Joe
BIBLE STUDY ........
MORNING WORSHIP .
CHURCH TRAINING ..
best accomplished by the use of
an effective and economical vac-
cine. Horse owners are encour-
aged to prevent the infection of
their animals by the use of a vac-
cination program. Owners should
consult with a veterinarian for the
best advice on the time of year
and number of vaccinations for
EVENING WORSHIP ..... 7p.m.
WEDNESDAY ......... 7:00 p.m.
Long Avenue Baptist Church
DANIEL W. DUNCAN
1601 Long Avenue
Min. of Music
Min. of Youth
Corner 10th Street and U.S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, Florida 32410
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478
Ellen F. Allemore, Broker -
Joy Holder 648-8493
Dot Craddock 648-5486
Brenda Lynn 648-8215
Nancy Mock 227-1322
Flo Melton 229-8076'
OVERSTREET: 2 acres,
beautiful pines, good entrance
drive, a gorgeous home site.
BEACH FRONT TOWN HOMES
35th St. Mexico Beach: Large 3 bd., 3 ba. unfur-
nished, close to pier, very nice, Reduced to
35th St.: Big 1900 plu's sq, ft. townhome, 3 bd., 3
be., gorgeous sunsets, near pier, $140,000.
Cortez St. End Triplex at St. Joe Beach: Lg. 3
bd., 21/ ba., covered deck, good layout,
fireplaces, $122,900 $129,000.
9815 Hwy. 98: Lovely 2 bd., 2/2 ba. furnished,
9821 Hwy. 98: Beautifully furnished 2 bd., 21/
ba. townhome. $105,000 unfurn., $115,000 furn.
9811 Hwy. 98: Spacious 3 bd., 21/ be.,
townhome w/f.p., nicely furnished, Reduced to
9735 Hwy. 98: Roomy 3 bd., 21A ba. townhome,
completely furnished w/f.p. Reduced $110,000.
Ward St.: WATERFRONT, half of duplex, 3 bd., 2
ba., furnished, f.p., NICE! Reduced $121,500.
321 Beacon Road. New 2400 sq. ft. nice decor, 3
bd., 31/ ba., fashionable brick home. Large
20'x20' upper deck, fireplace, garage, patio,
Gulf Aire Drive: Good single family vacant lot,
202 Periwinkle: Big 5 bd., 3 ba. home, screen
porch, master bd., bath & own living area up-
408 Gulf Aire Dr.: New 3 bd., 2 ba. brick home, 2
car garage, patio, f.p., selling 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 ba. 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 & Magellan.
Developers %' of block plus 1 lot. Look to the
future. Super Investment. $330,000.
Corner of Alabama & Selma: 2 or 3 bd., 2 ba.,
screen porch, furnished home on 3 lots, yard
well water, just move In! Great buy, $55,000.
Columbus St.: Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba. mobile
home, shady lot, $34,500. Reduced to $32,500.
Comer 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. 11/a bea. townhome,
furn., $48,500 or $194,000 for all 4.
Americus St.: 3 bd., 2 ba. mobile home, family
room addition. 1 block to beach. $40,000.
DeSoto St.: Newly remodeled 1 bd., 1 ba. house,
walk-in closets, ceiling fans, shed. % block to
beach. Partially furnished. Reduced to $50,000.
Alabama Very nice 3 bd. 2 ba. mobile home,
chla, screen porches, fully fenced, landscaped.
Selma St.: Super nice Ig. double wide furnished
3 bd., 2 ba. trailer on 11/A lots, with Ig. utility
house. Immaculate. Reduced to $49,950.
Corner of Balboa & U.S. 98 Gulf Point* No. 1:
Beautifully furnished 2 bd., 21 bath condo,
great price, $79,900.
Coronado Townhomes. 2 bdrm., 11/ 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 ba.
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 VI 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.
Between Coronado & Balboa Streets: 50' lot on
Hwy. 98, Reduced to $39,000.
Charline Hargraves 648-8921
John Maddox 648-8899
Margaret Carter 648-5884
Mary Jane LIndsey 229-8069
Brenda Guilford 648-5435
Preston Wingate 648-8565
Sandra Scott. 648-5849
Bobbi Ann Seward 229-6908
Moira Ritch 648-5286
,FEATURE of the WEEK!
St. Joseph Bay Country Club
3 bd., 2V ba. Reduced to $47,900.
1 3 bdrm. unit has been sold
2 bd., 1 V2 ba. Reduced to $37,900.
Fireplace, tile baths, other amenities. Peace,
quiet and the golf course.
PORT ST. JOE
Port St. Joe Established area, excellent
neighborhood, beautifully landscaped, 3
bd., 2.ba., fireplace, country kitchen, at-
1618 Marvin Ave: Immaculatlewly refurbish-
ed, 4 bd., 2 *o *me, pIlnlng rm, liv.
rm. & den, 2 i rie. REDUCED
517 10th St.: Nice solid starter home, 2 bd., 1 ba.
on 2 I lots. Room to expand. $32,000.
1301 Monument Ave,: 2 homes, one 3 bd., 2 ba.,
f.p. and one 1 bd.;, 1 ba. onrcorner 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.
110 Sunset Circle: Lovely brick home on corner
lot & 1/2,3 bd., 2 ba., garden, fruit trees, other ex-
tras. Super neighborhood. Reduced to $98,000.
2004 Juniper Ave.: Comfortable 3 bd., 11/ ba.
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,
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., 1'IA 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.
New Listing: 12th St. & U.S. 98, Beachfront
Home 3 bd., 2 ba. w/sun room & Ig. kitchen,
Circle Drive West: 3 bd., 2 ba. brick home, 2nd
from beach, furnlshec, carport, $79,500.
Hwy. 98 NEWI Great gulf view! 2 bd., 2 ba.
house, covered deck upstairs; office, business
or bedroom downstairs wl/a bath. PosslbilitiesI
507 Cathey Lane, 2 bd., 2 ba. mobile home
w/Fla. rm., Ig. lot, all fenced. Shop with electric
& phone. Immaculately $45,000.
Mexico Beach 117 40th St.- Apt. 2.2 bd.,
1 be., close to beach, $42,900.
120 Miramar Dr.: Recently redone 3 bd., 2 ba.
brick home, nicely and fully furnished. Land-
320 Georgia Ave.: Neat 1 bd., 1 ba. home
wlworkshop area & stor. shed. Beautiful yard,
Hwy. 98- Great buy for home across street from
beach. Nice 2 bd., 1/ ba. townhomes, furnish-
ed, $48,500 ea. or $194,000 for all 4.
28th St. Beachside: Gorgeous gulf view from
glassed In porch. 3 bd., 2 ba. brick home, great
New Listing: 41st St. Beachaide: Unit In four
plex, Neat as a pint Furnished, 2 bd., 1/ ba,.
Very affordable, $54,500.
Grand Isle, 231 Kim Kove: Cozy & nice 3 bd., 1
be. 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 ba., cen. h&a, mobile home, 2
screen porches, Ig. outside utility house, very
nice, on Ig. lot. $44,500.
36th St.: 2 bd., 1 ba., 56'x14' furnished mobile
home. NICEI $35,000.
12th St. Business Center commercial lot 2nd
from highway. $35,000.
13th St. 120' x 90'. close to beach, $28,000.
Grand Isle, Nan Nook: 3 bd., 1 ba., f.p. wleffi-
ciency apt., lots of extras. $87,000.
Oak St.: 2 acres, quiet area, 3 bd., 2 ba. double
wide mobile home w/f.p., island stove & other
extras. 1 acre fenced. $53,900.
Hwy. 386, Sunshine Acres: Two-thirds cleared,
Ig. garden area, 125' on highway, 12 miles to
Overstreet Hwy. 388 before bridge, 1.47
acres, septic tank, light pole, well,
We Want You To Be
Part of the Friendly Place
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For Sale or Lease with Option to
Buy: 3 bedroom, 2 bath house on Mex-
*-co Beach. Call 1-871-5757. 2tc 12/8
S100'x280' lot in Mexico Beach. Call
1-871-5757. 2tc 12/8
; 5 yr. old, 3 bdrm., 1 ba. in quiet
neighborhood, satellite dish, fenced
back yard,.storage bldg., cen. h&a, all
carpeting. Dishwasher, stove &
refrig. & nice screened patio. Asking
$49,900. Can see by appointment only,.
048-8489. tfc 11/24
For Sale by Owner: 2 yr. old home,
3 bdrm., 2 ba., custom mini blinds &
terticals thruout, custom kitchen,
auto lawn sprinkler system, over %
acre lot. At Creekwood Estates
:(Wetapp 6 Creek), 4 mi. from Over-
street, $49,900. Call 648-8460.
312 Madison St., Oak Grove. Proper-
ty is 90'x131'. Three bedroom, 1 bath
g( frame house with separate den and
utility room, on corner lot. Call Cathy
daytime 227-1416. tfc 11/17
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.,
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery
Road, 1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9
mi. south of Wewa. Owner financing.
Phone 229-6961. thru 3/89
House for Sale by Owner: 3 bdrm., 1
ba., Ig. liv. rm., Ig. kitchen w/laundry
:rm., dbl. carport, util. shed, back
patio w/bbq pit on 2 Ig. lots. Asking
price $38,500. Call 648-8966 or 227-1773
after 5 p.m. tfc 10/13
For Sale or Lease: 4 bedroom, 3
bath house in Gulf Aire Subdivision.
Sauna, screened porch, decks, etc.
648-5906 or 227-1931. tfc 9/15
1988 14'x72' mobile home at Indian
Pass on 1Y4 acres, 2 bdrm., 2 ba. has
inasonite siding, mini-blinds, plywood
floors, priscilla curtains, china cabi-
net & deep well, $36,500. Call 227-1713.
For sale in town: 2 BR, 1 bath, cen-
tral h&a, $34,000. Call 648-5415 or
227-7439. tfc 7/7
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 11/3
For Sale by owner: Nice brick
home, 1% lots, 3 bdrm., kit. & formal
dining rm, Ig. great room, 2% ba., &
large deck in the back w/privacy
fence. Also has dbl. garage, 1g.
storage area overhead. (cen. h&a).
2005 Juniper Ave., Call after 6:00,
229-6851. tfc 11/3
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.
Mexico Beach, 2 bedroom, 1 bath
stucco piling home, cypress great
room, 408 Georgia Ave. 648-8583.
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 9/1
4 lots in Beacon Hill w/2 bdrm.
mobile home, small house and barn.
$39,900 for all or $31,900 w/o mobile
home, 2nd St. & 5th Ave. 648-8543.
4 door station wagon, 1978, $800, call
1970 Ford Maverick, runs good, can
be seen at 82 Duval St., Oak Grove, or
1982 Chevrolet Suburban, only
32,200 miles, trailer package, good
condition. Call 229-8000 after 5 p.m.
1972 Monte Carlo, good tires, good
mechanical. $450. 648-5662. tfc 12/8
1969 Toyota Corona 4 dr., old, but
runs and looks good. $395. 648-8289.
-. i 3tpl2/1
1978 Mercury Marquis, 4 door, ex-
cel. body, looks good, drives good,'
wants a new home.,227-1626. tfc 11/3
'78 Bronco V8, a6, at, ps, pb, 4wd,
1200 tires, extras. Make offer.
227-1376. tfc 10/13
1986 Z-28, take over payments, St.
Joe Papermakers Federal Credit
Union, 227-1156. tfc 11/24
PAYS, TRY ONE!
Three Walker hounds for sale. Call
229-6759 after 7:00 p.m. 2tc 12/15
Pickup camper shell for short bed
Chevrolet, $125. 2 reg. German shep-
herds, I male and 1 female, make of-
fer for both, 1 years old. Call
Give a lasting Christmas gift.
Young, healthy canaries. $30. Call
FREE male puppies to good home.
Call after 6 p.m., 648-5480.
Baby bed, walker & high chair, $125.
Call days 227-1416, or nights 639-2889.
1984 KX 80 water-cool dirt bike,
needs gear shift, $80. Call 229-6622.
Sta-Rite water pump, %3 h.p., brand
new, never been used, $125. 648-5998.
SCompound bow, Jenning Super Pro
Specialist, left-handed, 60 lb. draw;
31" draw length, has kiss buttons,
peep sights, and string silencers,
bought in Oct. 88, paid $169, will sell
for $125. 648-5998.
Peav TNT 100 watt amp, $200.
Ibanez X series guitar $225. Rolland
HS-10 Synth., $500. Call 229-8719.
Christmas puppies, Chinese Shar-
pei, 2 litters, chocolate, apricot,
dilute, black, fawn. Pet or show quali-
ty. Now taking deposits, $200 and up.
648-8307, St. Joe Beach. 2tp 12/15
Land & Manufactured Home Buyers,
Manufactured .Home and Land
Packages, 1200 sq. ft 1400 sq. ft. 1843
sq. ft. home. Land and home, septic
tank, elec. hook up, skirted, wells &
porch, affordable homes at an affor-
dable price. Call Ferrell at 904/763-
6541. 4tc 12/15
Pit bulldog puppies. Call 639-5561,
Wewa. 2tcl 12/8
Twin bed, mattress & box springs
included, $50. Queen mattress, $75.
648-5994 p.m. 2tp 12/8
1976 Airstream 31' travel trailer.
Call 229-8000 after 5 p.m. Bernard
Wester, 813 Marvin. 2tc 12/8
Hay for sale, top quality Bermuda,
S.M. Eubanks, Wewahitchka. Call
639-5164 after 4:00 p.m. CT. 4tc 11/24
Handcrafted afghans, (doll) $5;
(baby) $10. Also a few lap throws.
229-6065. 4tp 12/1
Electrolux and all other vacuums,
repairs sales bags. Anything for
any vacuum and built-in central
vac's. Callaway Vacuum, Tyndall
Parkway, Panama City, 763-7443.
18,000 btu Amana air conditioner.
Also gas furnace. Call 229-8698. tfc 11/3
New Model 1989 3 bdrm., 2 bath
modular home, occupied two months.
Central h&a. Can be seen by appt. Call
648-8295. tfc 11/3
in shell, $5.00 per 5 lb. bag. Discount
for 50 lbs. Will crack for 20c per lb.
Mon. Sat., FICO Farms, Inc., Hwy.
386, Overstreet Rd., 6 mi. west of
Wewa, 639-2285. 8tc 10/27
$500 Cash Back. Buy your mobile
home now. Have extra cash for
Christmas. Conrad's Mobile Homes,
Panama City, FL 763-6005.
1988 Doublewides, only 2 left, 24x44, 3
bdrm., 2 bath, masonite siding,
shingle roof, plywood floors, carpet,
double door fridge, deluxe range,
delivered & set up. $14,800. Conrad
Mobile Homes, Panama City, FL
763-6005. 4tc 12/1
Wanted: Responsible person to
come to my home to care for 19 month
old and 5 year old after school and
housekeeping. Must have own trans-
portation and references. In Cape
area. Please call after December
10th, 229-8497 or call Panama City,
785-0500. 2tp 12/8
Gulf Co. Association for Retarded
Citizens is accepting applications for
the position of Skills Trainer/Super-
visor in a -residential setting. Job
description,- qualifications, and ap-
plication may be obtained from
GCARC office at 200 Peters Street,
Port St. Joe. Closing date for accep-
ting applications is December 16, 1988
at 4:00 p.m. This program is funded
by Dept. of Health and Rehabilitative
Services, Developmental Services.
LPN needed that can work either
3-11 or 11-7. Salary & benefit package
excellent. Contact Judith Howell, Dir.
of Nursing, BAY ST. JOSEPH CARE,
CENTER, 229-8244. Itc
Calhoun Correctional Institution
Position: REHABILITATION THER-
APIST FOREN/CORR. Pos. No.
17339, Class code: 5563, pay grade,
018, salary range: $716.49 $1182.49.
Closing date: December 21, 1988.
Minimum qualifications: A
bachelor's degree from an accredited
college or university with a major in
an allied health field; one of the be-
havioral or rehabilitative sciences;
music therapy, music education or
music; physical education with
course work in adaptive physical edu-
cation; vocational education; socio-
logy; trades and arts education;
industrial arts education; leisure
studies with course work in therapeu-
tic recreation; or horticulture
Position: Classroom Teacher II
Foren/Corr (2 positions(. Pos. no.
17354-17355, class code: 4147, pay
grade: 018. Salary range: $716.49
-1181.49. Closing date: December 21,
1988. Minimum qualifications: a bach-
elor's degree from an accredited col-
lege ;r university, certification as a
teacher by the State of Florida and
one year of professional teaching ex-
A master's degree from an accredited
college or university can substitute
for the required experience.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/
Contact: Thatcher Courtney, Per-
sonnel Manager, P. 0. Box 2000,
Blountstown, FL 32424.
CALHOUN CORRECTIONAL IN-
STITUTION CURRENT VACANCIES
SENIOR REGISTERED NURSES
Requirements: Licensure as a Regis-
tered Professional Nurse with one
year of professional nursing exper-
ience. Salary up to $32,801. Contact:
Thatcher Courtney, Personnel.
Manager at 904/674-5901 or mail state
application to: Calhoun Correctional
Institution, P. 0. Box 2000, Blounts-
town, FL 32424. An Affirmative Ac-
tion/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Garage Sale: Kitchen ware, new
and old clothes, like new and used gift
items. Saturday, Dec. 17, 8 a.m., 1704
Yard Sale: Bay St., St. Joe Beach,
all sizes of dolls, dolls, dolls, over 100.
Clothes, baby clothes and more. 9 to 5.
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 16 and 17.
Carport Sale: Dec. 16 & 17, 9:00 -
5:00. 1st Ave., 6th St., Beacon Hill.
Stuffed animals, quilt top, dishes,
Yard Sale: 418 8th St., Highland
View. 3 families, lots of good stuff.
Come all, starts at 8:00 a.m. until.
Yard Sale: Liberty Manor, 8-1,
Saturday, Dec. 17. Baby clothes,
men's and women's clothes and toys.
Giant Garage Sale: All new items.
A real money saving sale. Saturday, 8
to 4, at 210 Williams Ave. tfc 11/24
THE BOOK BOX
Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach Mini Mall
Paperbacks, % price
CHARGE guaranteed regardless, of
credit rating. Call Now! (213)
925-9906, ext. U 3390. 3tp 12/1
LOST: in Ward Ridge, gray and
white long-haired cat, answers' to
Muffin. Call 227-1192, or contact Dan-
I will clean your home. Have re-
ferences. Call Ginny at 229-8929.
Stfc 11/17 .
Check Our Sale on
306 Williams Ave.
TRADES Et SERVICESr ~
Buy or Sell
Call Hazel Harris, Mgr.
Tel-A-Story, a new Bible story
every day for children and adults.
Call 227-1511. tfc 9/1
THE LAUNDRY ROOM
408 Reid Ave. 2294954
Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m. -8 p.m
Sun. 10 a.m. 6p.m.
Self service or drop/off tfc 9/1
Poirt St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meetings: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Closed Meeting: Thuirsday, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 4:00 p.m. & Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
All meetings at S! James
Episcopal Church, a6! times eastern
For further AA infor:.,tion
A custom built home on your pro-
perty from as low as $25.00 PER
SQ. FT. We use insul. windows &
doors, HT pumps, R-30 insul.
overhead and much more. Your
plan or ours. Call or stop by today
for a FREE consultation.
ALDERMAN HOMES, INC.
803 Jenks Avenue
Panama City, FL
7 4 24tp 10/27/88
HOLIDAY GIFT SERVICE
MARY KAY COSMETICS
\Something for everyone on your list.
Free gift wrapping and delivery.
Visa/Mastercard accepted. Margaret
Hale, 648-5659. 3tc 12/8
\Professional Cleaning Service.
Homes, apartments, condos, trailers.
We do refrig., stoves & windows. Serv-
ing all of Gulf Co. B. Knowles, 639-5860
or M. Prescott, 639-5435. 4tp 12/1
Repairs, Carpentry, Painting, Etc.
227-1209 Ed Mosley
REMODELING Home or Business
New or Old, Let Me Do It All
17 yrs. exp. Free Estimates
\Jim Scoggins, 229-8320
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
& Income Tax
Wauneta Brewer St. Joe Beach
SEARS IS AS CLOSE AS YOUR
Sears Catalog Sales
Leon Pollock, Owner,
410 Reid Avenue tfc 9/1
CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING PAYS
FAST ED'S PRESSURE
House trailers, tanks, etc.
ED MOSLEY, 227-1209
COSTIN INSURANCE AGENCY
All Forms of Insurance
422 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
LOCAL SAW SHARPENER
1008 McClellan Ave. H. L. Harrison
Saws, Scissors, Lawn Mower
Blades, Butcher Knives,
Drill Bits, Etc.
227-1350 or 229-8522
Gen Con RG 0033843
GLEN F. COMBS 227-1689
P. 0. BOX 456
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
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,
JOHN F. LAW
24 Years Experience
Workers Compensation, Occupa-
tional Diseases, Injuries and Ac-
cidents. No charge for first con-
We Buy, Pawn, Sell or Trade
Indian Swamp Campground
Highway C-387 Howard Creek
130 Gulf St. St. Joe Beach
10 to 6, Tues. thru Fri.,
Saturday by appointment
Owners: Gayle & John Tatum
ANIMAL BEAUTY CARE
327 Santa Anna St., Joe Beach 648-8307
HANNON REALTY, Inc.
221 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe, FL
FRANK HANNON, Broker
Margaret Hale 648-5659 Frances Chason 229-8747
BrokerlSalesman Ann Six 229-6392
. k Port St. Joe: 8100 sq. ft. mercantile building in prime location on Reid Avenue. Selling for less than
\ $10.50 per sq. ft. HOMES .
WOULD YOU BELIEVE a 4 bedroom. 1 0e w1 yr. old root hardwood oors 1078
sq. ft. on 60 6le' lot. 1.2'2O' x2 omr e lq[a j, g link fence around back yard. Only
Mexico Beach: Almost new stilt house one block from beach. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, fireplace, many
Port St.-Joe: Owner anxious to sell, reduce 3 d oom, 1 bath masonry home with cen-
tral heat & air, new carpets, double carpow 4l any other features.
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, I bath frame home with deck & outside
storage. Corner lot, close to town, $24,000.
SPort St. Joe: Charming older home on corner lot. 2 bedroom, 1' bath, Florida room. Double car-
port, large storage room. Only $37,500.
White City: Well kept 3 bedroom, 1 bath frarhe 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.
Mexico Beach: EXCELLENT LOCATION GULF VIEW: 3 bedroom 2 bath home with spiral stair-
case, custom kitchen, ceramic bath, central h/a, landscaped yard. $79,500.
Mexico Beach: 3 bedroom, 1 bath house on nice corner lot, $50,000.
Port St. Joe: Newly painted 3 bedroom, I bath home in good residential neighborhood. Has many
features including central h/a, carpet, ceiling fans, breezeway with new carpet, outside storage,
Port St. Joe: Good investment on this duplex. Owner will finance, $48,500.
Beacon Hill: Charming 2 bedroom cottage fully furnished including dishwasher, deep freezer,
washer, dryer, gas stove, refrigerator. Has new carport, fenced yard.
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, I 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 sExtra large home 2 blocks from beach, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, new carpet, new kit-
chen. Now only $35,000.
St. Joseph Shores: Owner will listen to offers on this 3 acres with.231' of highway frontage.
Howard Creek, New Listingl.7 acres mol of good hunting land, $9,500.
Port St. Joe, New Listing: Nice commercial lot 75'x150'. $11,500.
Port St. Joe, New Listing: 2 lots in nice residential neighborhood. $22,000.
White City, New Listing: 6 lots, $6,000.,
Ward Ridge: 2 lots 75'x185' each to be sold together. $16.0ow.
Mexico Beach: Possible owne refinancing on this 100x100' lot on Texas Drive. $10,000.
St. Joe Beach: Price reduced on corner lot, $10,500.
St. Joseph Shores: 80' Gulf Front, Hwy. 98 to water.
Port St. Joe: Close to business district 50'x170', $8,000.'
Page 8B The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 15, 1988
Social Sec. Base Goes Up in 1989
The annual earnings base--
,the maximum of earnings that
counts for Social Security--will
increase to $48,000 for 1989, up
from $45,000, the 1988 base. The
increase is based on the change
in average earnings levels from
1987 to 1988.
The 1989 Social Security tax
rate will be 7.51 percent, same as
the rate for 1988.
Other Social Security figures
are scheduled to increase in 1989
as well. The annual exempt
amount used in the annual earn-
ings test will increase. The annu-
al earnings test is the measure
used to determine whether a per-
son who works will receive bene-
fits during the year.
The 1989 annual exempt
amount for people 65 or over will
be $8,800 up from the 1988
Margelyn Woodham Is Named
A Senior Residential Appraiser
Margelyn Woodham, owner of
her appraising company at the
Cape, has been awarded the SRA
(Senior Residential Appraiser)
professional designation by the
Board of Governors of the Inter-
national Society of Real Estate
Appraisers. She has earned the
SRA designation through com-
pletion of educational courses
and examination, demonstration
of skills, experience in the valua-
tion of residential property, and
compliance with the Society's
Standards of Professional Prac-
tice and conduct. She completed
her B.S. degree in Government at
Florida State University and her
M.S. in Public Administration at
Troy State University.
The SRA designation must be
recertified every five years, and
members of the Society must ful-
fill extensive continuing educa-
tion requirements to qualify for
recertification at the end of the
five-year period. The Society is
the first professional association
of real estate appraisers to adopt
a program of mandatory recertlfi-
cations for its designated mem-
Ms. Woodham has been an
appraiser for more than four
years, specializing in residential
property. She is a member of the
Society's Big Bend Chapter #155.
The Society of Real Estate
Appraisers is the largest inde-
pendent association of real
estate appraisers in North Ameri-
ca with 20,000 members. Towards
its goals of educating appraisers
and encouraging competent and
reliable service to the property-
owning public, the Society offers
appraisal education, publica-
tions, audio-visuals, and its des-
amount of $8,400. The 1989 ex-
empt amount for people under 65
all of 1989 will be $6,480, up from
the 1988 amount of $6,120.
A person whose earnings do
not exceed the annual exempt
amount will receive all benefits,
due for the year. A person's bene-
fit is reduced $1 for each $2 of
earnings above the exempt
amount. The annual earnings test
does not apply once a person
The amount of annual earn-
ings needed to earn a quarter of
coverage--the measure of Social
Security work credit--will be
$500 for 1989, up from $470 fro
1988. In 1989, a worker will earn
4 quarters of coverage if his or
her annual earnings are $2,000 or
More information about So-
cial Security taxes and benefits
can be obtained from any Social
Security office. Free publications
can be obtained there which give
- Public Notices -
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Sec-
tion 865.09, Florida Statutes, the undersigned
persons intend 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 they will be
engaged in business and in which said business is
to be carried on. to-wit:
COMPANY NAME: DEES Farms (D's)
LOCATION: Gulf County
ADDRESS: Rt. Box 661-H, Wewahitchka, FL
OWNERS: Walter and, or Judy Dees
Publish: December 15, 22, 29, 1988 and January
BMD NUMBER W.W.T.P 220
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida request
bids on 3 Microprocessor PH Analyzers, 3 PH
Sensors, 3 Micropressor Conductivity Analyzers
and 3 Conductivity Sensors. All bids must be
F.O.B., Port St. Joe.
Bids must be sealed in an envelope and
plainly marked "Bid Number W.W.T.P. 220". 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 30 days after open-
Specifications may be obtained from the
City Clerk's Office, P.O. Box 278, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. Bid opening will be held January
17, 1989. at 8:00 p.m., E.D.T.. in the Municipal
Building at the regular meeting of the City Com-
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
Publish: December 15 and 22, 1988.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA. IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY
Case No. 88-179
FAMILY CREDIT SERVICES, INC.,
LUCILLE PIERCE. LUCILLE'S
BEAUTY AND FASHION, INC..
and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is given that pursuant to a Summary
Final Judgment of Foreclosure, dated the 1st day .
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OFFICE SUPPLY STORE.
304-306O Williams Al-ve.
of December, 1988, In Case No. 88-179 in the
Circuit Court, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and
for Gulf County, Florida, In which FAMILY CRED-
IT SERVICES. INC. is Plaintiff and LUCILLE
PIERCE, LUCILLE'S BEAUTY AND FASHIONS,
INC. and THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA are
defendants. I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf
County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Florida, on the
6th day of January. 1989, at 11:00 a.m. (E.S.T.)
the following-described property in Gulf County,
All of Lot 22 and the following described
parcel or portion of Lot 24: Begin at the North-
ceast Corner of Lot 24; thence run South 10 feet:
thence West 90 feet to the West Boundary line of
Lot 24; thence North 10 feet to the Northwest
comer of Lot 24; thence East along the North
Boundary line of said Lot 24, 90 feet to the Point
of Beginning, said description containing the
North or rthern 10 feet of Lot 24, all In Block
8. City of Port St Joe, Florida.
Subject land is not the homestead of the
.oDATED this 1st day of December, 1988.
BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK
By Allcia Mongold
Publish: December 8 and 15, 1988.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA. IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO. 88-120
IN RE: The Estate of
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
ARMANDA BOONE, deceased. File Number 88-
120. is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 5th
Street. Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The names
and addresses of the co-Personal Representatives
and the co-Personal Representatives' 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,
(I) All claims against the estate and (2) any ob-
jection by an interested person on whom notice
was served that challenges the validity of the
Will, the qualifications of the co-Personal Repre-
sentatives, venue or jurisdiction of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
DATE of the first publication of this Notice
of Administration is December 8, 1988.
CECIL R. BOONE
308 Avenue B
Port St. Joe. Florida 32456 '
CONNIE B. FOWLER A/K/A CONNIE B. PHILON
624 Hodrick Street
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(co-Personal Representatives of the Estate of Ar-
manda Boone, deceased)
WILLIAM J. RISH
303 Fourth Street
P.O Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
Publish: December 8 and 15, 1988.
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County School
Board proposes to amend and adopt policies, as
provided for in the Administrative Procedures
Act for the purpose of bringing said policies Into
compliance with Florida Statutes and State Board
of Education Rules.
Summary: The following Is a brief description of
each proposal change of Chapter 6GX23.
3.70 To establish plans and procedures for
the management of student crisis.
Economic Impact: These proposals will result in
no direct costs associated with implementation.
IF REQUESTED, A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT:.
Time: 5:30 P.M., E.T.
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 1989
Place: Board Room, Gulf County School Board
Office Gulf County Courthouse. Highway 71, Port
St. Joe. FL 32456
The entire text of the proposed rules can be in-
spected during regular office hours at the Gulf
County School Board Office, Gulf County Court-
house, Highway 71,J Port St. Joe, FL.
Special legal authority under which the adoption
is authorized and the law being implemented and
interpreted are made specific.
The addition and changes are proposed by Helen
Ramsey, Director of Instructional Services, and
approved for consideration by B. Walter Wilder,
3.70 Crisis Management Plan
Publish: December 8 and 15, 1988.
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE OULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Pusrose and Effect: The Gulf County School
Board proposes to change the prices for student
and adult paid lunches for the remainder of the
1988-89 school year beginning January 16.
Summarll The following change in prices are be-
Student Paid Lunches from $1.00 to $1.25
Adult Lunches from $1.50 to $2.00
,Economic Imlact: These proposals will result in
no direct costs to the School Board associated
with implementation. These changes will provide
for more effective financial management of the
School Food Service Program.
IF REQUESTED, A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT:
Time: 5:30 P.M., E.T.
Date: TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1989
Place: Board Room, Gulf County School Board
Office, Gulf County Courthouse, Highway 71, Port
SLt. Joe, FL 32456
The changes are proposed by C.E. Earley, Coordi-
nator of Operations and approved for considera-
tion by B. Walter Wilder, Superintendent.
Publish: December 8 and 15, 1988. '
NOTICE TO RECEIVE BIDS
The Gulf County School Board will receive
bids until 9:00 a.m., E.S.T., December 16, 1988,
on the items:
-Forty-eight (48) used tires (located at the
Port St. Joe bus barn.)
-Fifteen (15) 900x20 LRE
-Sixteen (16) 900x20 LRF
-Six.(6) 8.75x16.5 LT-LRE
-Eleven (11) 7.50x20 LRE
-Forty-five (45) used tires (located at the
Wewahitchka bus barn.)
-Six (6) 7.50x20
-Thirty-one (31) 900x20
-Two (2) 8.25x20
-Six (6) 7.50x16
These tires may be inspected at either the
Port St. Joe or Wewahltchka bus barns (as indi-
cated above) between the hours of 8:00 AM., and
Noon; and 1:00 P.M. through 3:00 P.M. Monday
through Friday. Bid forms are available at either
the Port St. Joe, or Wewahltchka bus barns, or
the Superintendent's office. The Board reserves
the right to reject any and/or all bids.
Please mark your bid envelopes IRE BID.
Publish: November 24. December 1, 8, and 15,
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Sec-
tion 865.09, Florida Statutes, the undersigned
persons intend 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 they will be
engaged in business and in which said business Is
to be carried on, to-wit:
Company Name: T.D.S.
Location: 1/2 Block from corner of Niles
Address: P.O. Box 27. Port St. Joe, FL
Owner: Kathy Noehl.
Publish: November 24, December 1, 8, and 15,
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
BID NO. WWTP 219
INVITATION TO BID
TO: ALL BIDDERS APPROVED FOR THIS WORK
Sealed bids marked "SEALED BID Standby
Power Generation System Wastewater Treat-
ment Plant Improvements," will be received by
the Owner. City of Port St. Joe. for the construc-
tion of a project described as follows:
This project consists of furnishing and in-
stalling two, not more than three natural gas or
natural gas/diesel engine generator sets of at
least 2280 kw usable plant power with manual
paralleling equipment. A new Generator Building,
a new Switchgear Building and an addition to the
existing MCC Building is included. Additional
electrical work Includes the rework of the exist-
ing 15 KV switchyard, new 15 KV switchgear, a
new 3,000 KVA transformer and replacement of
some of the existing direct buried primary cable
with new lead covered primary cable In conduit
Proposals shall be addressed to the City
Clerk, City of Port SL Joe, P.O. Drawer A. Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456 and delivered no later than
10:00 a.m. on January 17, 1989, to the City Hall,
City of Port St. Joe.
Any bids received after the specified time
and date will not be considered.
All bids must be submitted in duplicate.
All bids must be made on the appropriate
Proposal Form. qr an exact copy of the form, exe-
cuted in accordance with the "Instructions to
Bidders" and placed with attachments in a 9- x
12-Inch envelope which shall be sealed and
marked as indicated above.
All bids must be accompanied by, a bid guar-
. anty as described in the Contract Documents.
Each bid and bid guaranty shall remain firm and
binding for at least thirty (30) days following bid
opening to allow time for evaluation of bids.
The successful Contractor shall be required
to furnish performance and payment Contractor
Bond as described in the Contractor Documents.
Bids may be withdrawn prior to the date of
opening; however, no proposal may be with-
drawn for a period of thirty (30) days after the
date of opening.
Plans. Specifications, and bid forms are
available for inspection at the office of the Engi-
neer, Parrish Engineering, Inc., 1130 N.W. 23rd
Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32609. Phone (904)
377-6668. They may be obtained from his office
upon receipt of $50.00. This amount represents
publication costs and is not refundable.
The Owner reserves the right to accept or
reject any bid, or any combination of individual
aspects thereof, or to reject all bids, as the best
Interest of the Owner may require.
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
Frank Pate, Mayor
Publish: December 8 and 15. 1988.
2 bedroom trailer on large fenced
lot. 229-6797. tfc 12/15
3 bedroom, 1 bath house, unfurnish-
ed, 308 Fortner, Mexico Beach. $150
deposit, $325 rent. Contact J. W.
Keefer, 871-4644, Panama City or
648-8976. 3tp 12/8
For Rent: 2 bedroom furnished
trailer, 227-1260. 4tp 12/8
For Rent: 3 bedroom home,
Beacon Hill, 648-5897. tfc 12/8
1 and 2 bedroom apartments. First
month's rent free for the month of
December. Pine Ridge Apartments,
227-7451. 5tc 12/1
1 bedroom nicely furnished apart-
ment, 1505 Monument Ave. tfc 12/1
House on Selma Street, 3 bdrm., 2
bath, St. Joe Beach. $325 per month.
Call 648-5315. 3tc 12/1
Furnished 3 bedroom, 1% bath
trailer, cen. heat, carpet, reasonable.
No pets. Deposit. 648-8211. tfc 12/1
Mobile home for rent, Overstreet'
area, unfurnished. 648-5047. tfc 11/24
Monthly Rentals: 1, 2 and 3 bedroom
homes and townhouses, furnished or
unfurnished. Off-season rates. ERA
Parker Realty, Hwy. 98 & 31st St.,
Mexico Beach. 904/648-5777. tfc 9/22
APARTMENTS FOR RENT
6 month lease, 1st month %V price.
1 year lease, 1st month FREE.
2 bdrm., $325 / 3 bdrm., $375
Located on Long Ave. 1 yr. old.
Cen. h/a, carpet, refrig., stove,
d/w, ceiling fans, deposit re-
quired. Call Kenny at 229-6509 or
Phil at 229-8409.
2 bedroom, cen. h&a, nice location,
in Port St. Joe, newly remodeled, no
pets. Call 648-5252. tfc 11/3
For Rent: Mobile home lot in Mex-
ico Beach, $75 per month. Call
648-5659. tfc 11/3
One bedroom apartment, ap-,
pliances furnished, 1508% Long Ave.
Call after 6:00. 229-6825. tfc 11/3
Dogwood Terrace Apartment, 2
bdrm., 1 bath, furnished. Call
229-6330. tfc 11/10
Mobile home lot Mexico Beach.
648-5659. tfc 11/17
Reduced: A nice clean 2 bedroom 1
ba. trailer located on St. Joe Beach.
Must see to appreciate. Call 648-5361.
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 11/3
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 11/3
1 bd., 2 ba. unfurn. apt. MB $400
1 bd., 2 ba. furn.apt. MB $450
2 bd., 1 ba. furn. house MB $350
3 bd., 1 ba. furn. MB $285
3 bd., 2 ba. unfurnished
Overstreet area.......... $550
P. 0. Box 13332
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
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1 B/I B, $175 per mo., comer
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1 B/I B, $225 permo., 1813
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1 B/I B, $200 per mo., 1812 I
Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach.
1 B/1 B, $225 per mo., end Pine
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2 B/l B, $275 permo., 1812
Hwy. 98, Mexcio Beach.
2 B/1 B, $325 per mo., comer
Balboa St. & Hwy. 98, Mex. Bch.
2 B/1 B, $325 pernmo., 52 Hwy.
98, Mexico Beach.
2 B/i B, $325 permo., 318 Hwy. -
98, Mexico Beach.
2 B/l B, $250 per mo., 13thSt.,
3 B/1 B, $350 per mo., 308 Hat-
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3 B/2 B, $325 per mo., 106 N.
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3 B/2 B, $425 per mo., 315 Robin
Lane, Mex. Bch.
4 B/2 B, $350 per mo., Hwy. 98,
near Santa Anna, SJB
HARMON REALTY, Inc.'
Sales Management Rentals
Comer of 14th St. & Hwy. 98
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 11/3
2 bdrm., spacious apartments, easy.
to heat and cool. Reasonable deposit
and rent. No pets. Call 227-1689 after 6
p.m. Best deal in town, save on utility
bills! tfc 9/1
For Rent or Sale: 2 bdrm., 2 bath
house at Cape San Blas, many extras:
Call 229-8385 or 227-1689. tfc 9/1
,2 bedroom townhouses, Gulf front,
furnished or unfurnished. Call
648-5014 after 5 p.m. call 227-1454.
For Rent: Mini-warehouse storage.
For more information call 229-6200.
Mobile home lots, Rustic Sands
Campgrounds, Mexico Beach.
648-5229. tfc 11/3
Warehouse space with office. Ap-
prox. 850 sq. ft. Suitable for contractor
or small service business. 227-1100
days only. ,tfc 9/1
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
YEAR ROUND RENTALS
4 bd., 22 ba. unfurn. house,
Gulf Aire ............ $700mo.
3 bd., 1 ba. unfurn. apt., Port
St. Joe ............. $250/mo.
2 bd., .1% ba. apt. Mex. Bch $325
3 bd., 2 ba. unfurn. apt.
Beacon Hill.......... $500mo.
2 bd., ba. unfurn. apt. 41st St.
Mexico Beach ....... $350 mo.
1 bd., 1 ba. furn. apt.
Gulf Aire ............ $325 mo.