The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: March 16, 1989
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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250 Per Copy

Leak Repaired

DER Official Expresses Praise at

Fast and Efficient Action by City

Port St. Joe and its Wastewater Treatment
Plant division, earned the plaudits rather than
the punishment of the Department of Environ-
mental Regulation early this week, after fight-
ing any disastrous effects from an equipment
failure which dumped waste water into a
sensitive area.
Crews worked 120 hours around the
clock to correct the spill which threatened to
run over into St. Joseph Bay, according to
Port St. Joe city officials.
Tuesday morning, an 18-year-old 42-inch
high pressure line connecting the plant's col-
lection point with the treatment plant, sprung
a leak, which caused St. Joe Forest Products
Company and Arizona Chemical Company to

shut down their plants until repairs could be
Both plants are customers of the City's
treatment plant and contribute most of the ef-
fluent which is handled by the facility.
The rupture in the main line was discov-
ered Tuesday morning about 8:00 a.m., on a
routine daily check of the line. Immediate ac-
tion was started to notify proper authorities,
customers of the plant and to begin repairs.
The pipe, located 10 feet underground,
was uncovered Thursday after extensive de-
watering operations, and the problem first
identified. The main line was found to be leak-

Two construction workers are standing on the leaking pipe clearing away dirt for a
closer look.

ing on the bottom side. Indications were that
the pipe had been eroded by sand and grit
from the inside over the years, until it was fi-
nally worn through. The main had been lined
when it was manufactured to combat this
When short-term repairs could not be
made immediately after the leak was discov-
ered, both manufacturing plants began to
shut down their operation until repairs could
be made. The city laid a temporary eight inch
line from the collection point to the treatment
plant to handle the domestic sewage flow.
Mayor Pate said the temporary line will re-
main in place in case it is needed in the fu-
The domestic: sewage posed no hazard to
the 'environment since it-is-chlorinated at the
primary station and bacteria killed.
During the repair operations, a team of en-
vironmental experts retained by the City
worked with laboratory and plant operations
personnel to monitor St. Joseph Bay on a con-
tinuous 24-hour basis. The team monitored
the special pollution control devices to make

sure they were effective and also monitored to
establish that no significant impacts to the
bay occurred as a result of the initial release of
partially treated wastewater.
An estimated seven to nine million gallons
of wastewater was released before the rupture
in the line was discovered, but a dam was
quickly thrown up across Chicken House
Branch to prevent any further spills during
the repair period.
Richard Sublette, district representative of
DER's Panama City office, praised the City's
reaction to the spill saying they deserved the
reward of his department. If proper procedure
had not been followed, the city would have
been subject to some healthy fines.
Everything is back in place now, and St.
Joe Forest Products and Arizona Chemical
Company both resumed operations Sunday
morning. The plant is licensed to discharge
up to 35 million gallons of treated wastewa-
ters to St. Joseph Bay via Gulf County Canal,
Mayor Frank Pate expressed the City Com-
mission's satisfaction over the quick and effec-
tive response by Wastewater personnel and
area industry to contain the problem.

Board Nearly
The Gulf County Commission formation be available at the
tentatively set up a public hear- meeting as to how much money a
ing for next week to feel the pub- gasoline tax would generate.
lic pulse, and then backed down a Commissioner Nathan Peters
few minutes later, at their regular said he had a report that showed
meeting Tuesday, the tax would generate from
Commission chairman, Doug $57,000 per year for a one cent
Birmingham, suggested to the tax, to $346,860 for a six cent
Board that they begin considera- tax.
tion for levying a gasoline tax in Birmingham again remarked
Gulf county to give some relief to the county needed some sort of
the strained Road Department additional revenue source to fl-
funding sources., nance road work throughout the
Birmingham had gone so far county. "Some of our roads are in
as to suggest the public pulse terrible shape and we're getting
feeling be scheduled for 6:00 all kinds of complaints about
p.m., on March 28, and that in- them," he remarked.

HRS, Commissioners,

Discuss Scheduling
The Gulf County Commission met with officials from the
state and county health departments Wednesday afternoon
'to discuss complaints from the Wewahitchka area concern-
ing the lack of nurses on duty in the north Gulf county fa-
Charles Bostick of Wewahitchka, had filed a complaint
with the Commission Tuesday, claiming there were great
gaps of time when no nurses or doctors were on duty to
furnish medical services at the Wewahitchka clinic. Bostick
especially pointed out the Gulf county department had four
registered nurses on its staff as well as a doctor and he felt
better medical technician availability should be expected in
his area.
Commissioner Jimmy Gortman vouched for Bostick's
claim, saying he had intended bringing up the same sub-
Chairman Doug Birmingham notified the Board he
would begin immediately to arrange for a meeting with Dr.
Landis Crockett of Tallahassee, director of health services
for this area, Dr. Robert Morgan, county health doctor and
Donna Drew, director of nursing in Gulf county to find out
why the situation as outlined, exists.
Dr. Morgan just took over the system the first of March.
Bostick said the lack of service has been a problem for
some time.
As a result of the filed complaint, Dr. Crockett said he
would meet with the group at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, but
The Star deadline prevents reporting the outcome or deci-
sions made at the meeting.

One of the roads drawing crit-
icism is C-30, which follows the
coastline around via Indian Pass
and into Franklin county. The
area served by the road has been
the target of considerable growth
during the past few years and
has the scars to prove the heavy
traffic it has been receiving.
In defense of his suggestion,
Birmingham said Gulf was only
one of four counties in Florida
which does not now have a gaso-
line tax.
Everything was moving
smoothly toward the public hear-
ing until Birmingham called for
an interpretation of the state
statute allowing the tax levy and
attorney William J. Rish defined
the law as saying the county
would get what was collected in
the county and they would have
to negotiate with the Incorporated
to decide how the money would
be handled which was collected
in the municipalities.
Progress ceased at that point.
'You're saying it's not going
to do the county much good to
levy such a tax, then," Birming-
ham remarked.
Rish pointed out that in the
past, county municipalities were
due certain portions of state gas-
oline tax money coming to the
county, but past arrangements
have turned Gulf county's share
over to the county and charged
them with providing road needs.
"Perhaps a similar agreement can
be reached in this case also,"
Rish said.
Birmingham then backed off
from his public hearing idea and
called on the Commission to open
discussion with Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka in the matter and
instructed Rish to contact other
surrounding counties to see how
they handled the special tax.
Rish reminded Birmingham
both Port St. Joe and Wewahitch-
ka had already petitioned the
county to levy a gasoline tax sev-
eral months ago.
Commissioner Nathan Peters
(See GAS TAX on Page 8A)

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This U.S. Coast Guard helicopter is shown landing near Butlers Restaurant at 5
o'clock in the morning Tuesday. The chopper was taking on fuel to continue in the
search for a man missing near Cape San Blas following a shrimp boat fire.

Man Missing Following Boat Fire

One man was apparently drowned and
another was saved by a Coast Guard rescue
team early Tuesday morning, when a shrimp
boat burned off Cape San Blas Monday eve-
Rescued was Raymond D. Covington, 37,
of Tampa. The missing man has not yet been
The burned boat was the "Captain Cato",
owned by a Tampa man, but had sailed
from Apalachicola several days ago.
The Coast Gaurd was notified of the fire
Monday and dispatched a helicopter from
New Orleans and boats from Panama City, to
give assistance and conduct rescue opera-
tions. The fire was reported about 10:30
Monday night. Covington was rescued by a

Coast Guard boat at around 2:00 a.m.,
Tuesday morning when he was plucked from
a rubber raft.
Search efforts were made to find the sec-
ond man on the boat, but were called off
Tuesday night, when he could not be locat-
Covington said the last time he saw the
man, he was on the deck of the burning
boat. Covington went below deck for some
survival gear and when he returned, the
man was gone.
The accident happened about six miles
southwest of Cape San Blas. The boat sank,
as a result of the fire and some debris
washed up on the shore of the Peninsula in
the San Blas area.

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Engineers and local officials study the situation with a broken 42-inch pressure main
late Thursday afternoon to determine steps necessary to curb an effluent leak.

Considers Gasoline Tax


Editorials and Comments


Good Marks

Last week we were extremely concerned that our local gov-
ernment officials don't put their stamp of approval on our ver-
sion of the state-required comprehensive plan without reading
it, but this week our concern extends just a bit farther. This
week, we're worried about the effects of the plan itself on our
Actually the comprehensive plan is just beginning to attract
our attention, mostly because of the report of the Commission's
administrative assistant, Larry Wells, and most recently be-
cause of a report of the plan and its effects on the state as a
whole, printed in the Wall Street Journal on March 7.
The Journal headline over the story reads, "Managing
Growth May Be A Good Way to Stop It". The article was printed
iin the "Business World" section of the paper, and was written
by George Melloan.
The Journal writer is more than a little skeptical about the
new requirements for a plan. To quote-from the national news-
paper article, we read: "Florida will have a large planing bu-
reaucracy and tensions between Tallahassee and local govern-
ments already are rising as the state turns down local plans."
This means the plans aren't restrictive enough in some areas to
suit state demands.
Then it goes on to say: "'The state dictates planning but
doesn't fund what it dictates." We have heard grumbles about
;the effects of the plan on local government and the restrictions
it places on a property owner's decisions about what he might
or can do with property he has paid for, paid taxes on and
O: wns the title for.
Otherwise, the Journal article gives the state pretty good
marks in providing for and attracting growth, especially in jobs
supplied through high-tech and low polluting industries. It
says our climate is good; our school system and the pupil prod-
uct are above average for the nation; our tax rates are moder-
ate to low, and our future is bright.
We just hope the caution of last week-that our Commis-
sioners read the document before and after it is approved by
the state so we don't get a rotten apple tossed in our barrel to
spoil what we already have going for us-is paid heed.

And Bad!

Port St. Joe took it on the chin twice in the past two weeks.
It isn't as if we aren't used to it and it has never happened be-
fore. Still, we can't see why people in other places get their jol-
lies by saying things about us they know nothing about, plant-
ing seeds in the minds of some in the state that Port St. Joe
and Gulf county is some backward 'Tobacco Road" sort of
First, a letter writer in Tallahassee described Port St. Joe as
a place of shacks which do not have indoor plumbing. They de-
scribed it as a "raggedy company town".
The writer says, 'There are no more despicable living condi-
tions to be found in any Third World country, let alone in any
other part of Florida or the 'United States."
Either this writer has never been to Port St. Joe or he has
never been to a Third World country. We have been to both and
w.we can unequivocally tell you, you can definitely tell you are
not int Port St. Joe if you step into what passes for a rest room
in a Third World country. If you were blind, the smell would let
you know the difference.
STo. inform James R Gregory, the writer in The Democrat,
there is not an occupied dwelling in Port St. Joe which does not
have indoor plumbing. It is a local law requiring this sanitary
amenity. Can Tallahassee make this same statement?
Also, one person died and several were sent to hospitals
suffering from exposure in Tallahassee during the recent freeze,
while none were so inconvenienced in Port St. Joe.
Clean up your own back yard, buster!

.::Syndicated columnist Walter Williams wrote in his column
Sunday that it was ironic Congress had Oliver North on trial
for; ying to that august body, yet Congress can lie to the Ameri-
: an people with impunity. He spent the remainder of his allot-
ted space telling how Congress had lied to the people.
'There is no question but what Congress should exercise the
standards it sets for others in its own actions.

[Hunker Down with Kes

Jack's Last Name Is Ripper

Just for a moment we stood
there in silence. One arm "Lucky"
Jack was outside waiting, most
certainly with an ax in his hand.
He had chopped up young people
in as many states as you can see
from atop Lookout Mountain.
Many thoughts raced through my
mind as we stood in the darkness
straining to hear any sound from
outside that barn. It was com-
pletely silent inside except, of
course, for my heart. I've got but
one chance and that is to run.
Wait a minute, we have 12
kids in this barn that I'm at least
partially responsible tor. There
are some parents back home that
let these young'uns go off with
me. I've got to accept that respon-
sibility. "Men," I broke the si-
lence, "it's everyone for himself"
People, let me tell you, we left,
the murder barn. Kids went out
windows, through the loft, be-
tween cracks in the boards and
the chief idiot did a swan dive
through the south wall. I mean,
he took out half of that side. Ben

Johnson couldn't 'a passed me
going down that hill, I don't care
what he's been taking. I flew
down the mountain. No way was
one arm Jack going to catch mel I
figured I could get the van
cranked and be ready for the oth-
ers. I half slid and half rolled the
last 50 yards. Sub-idiot no. 1 had
the van started, everyone was
loaded up they had lust been
waiting on me. As I stumbled
aboard Wood said, "We were giv-
ing you 30 more seconds and
then we were leaving."
It was only a couple of miles
back to our cabin. As we unload-
ed we checked each other for stab
wounds. Chico was telling about
running into something that felt
like it didn't have but one arm.
We also learned that Chico was
the first person back to the van.
Pooky was telling we heard it
again, that hideous moan the
"Lucky" Jack howl. "Look, in the
shadows on the other side of the
"I see it."

By .'

"It's him."
"Can you see his missing
'That's him, I know it."
"Look how he's slinking be-
hind those trees."
"Let's get him!"
Folks, we spent half the night
in those woods trying to catch
that old one arm man. He'd yell
and we'd hurry to the sound -
about when we got there, he'd yell
from the other side of the hollar.
boy, that Jack knew the woods.
He was playing with us.
We called time out and met
back at the cabin. Jack was not
going to commit himself as long
as we stayed bunched up. The
chief idiot devised a plan. We'd
turn out all the lights and send

out one person to locate Jack. We
drew straws. Wouldn't you know
it, the youngest person in the
room drew the short one. Half-
pint drew himself up to his full 3
feet 10 inches and stepped out-
side. My heart sank to my knees
when he closed that door. He was
gone, oh, 8 to 10 seconds. He
strolled back in and said very
matter-of-factly, "I checked, he's
not out there."
We kept sending people out,
one or two at a time all night. We
didn't see Lucky Jack and, more
importantly, Jack didn't find us. I
truly believe that if we'd a had
one more day we'd a got him.
When we returned home I
was a little put out with my wife.
She wasn't as interested in one
arm Jack as she was appalled
that Half-pint and I hadn't had a
bath in four days. Listen, I was
going to take a bath along about
the third day and then I realized
to do so I'd have to take my socks
off all four pair. She apparently
didn't understand just how cold it
was. I guess we were pretty
rough. When I finally got my long
Johns off, they were so still I just
stood them up in the corner.
Josh came through a little later
and accidently hit them with his
(See KESLEY, Page 3)


It's A Real Friend Who'll Bring You Fried Channel Catfish

the simplest things and then
there are those, like me, who can
be hit over the head with an idea
like getting the attention of a
stubborn mule and simple acts of
reaction just won't cross my
mind until later on.
It's embarrassing to me at
times to realize an opportunity
has stared me in the face to do
something nice for somebody,
even at no cost to myself, and I
Just didn't think of it. It isn't that
I dislike doing things for people,
or simply don't want to. It's just
that my reaction in such matters
leaves a lot to be desired.
It amazes me at times, Just
how fast some people can react to
a situation and do some little
something which just fits the oc-
casion and draws appreciation

from the object of the actions.
I don't think I'm insensitive to
others. If I am, I don't Intend to
be. I don't think I am because I
can see someone perform a par-
ticular kind act, say the right
word, perform a needed and ap-
preciated task and almost imme-
diately I think, "Now, why didn't I
think of that. I was in a much
better position to do that than he
[or she] was, but I simply didn't
think of it quick enough."

seated at the table at the Rotary
meeting where I usually sit, un-
less somebody beats me to my
seat. There was my pastor, Dr.
Dan Duncan, sitting across the
table from Rev. Dave Fernandez,
who was sitting next to me.
Dave didn't have his corn-
bread buttered before he brought
up the subject with Dan, asking,

'Have you been fishing lately?"
Dan replied he hadn't, enlarg-
ing on his answer to explain,
'The water has been so low in the
river, the fishing hasn't been very
good and I haven't been."
Dave agreed the water was
low, then started raising my fish-
ing fever point as a listener to the
conversation, and Dan, who was
a participant, by saying, 'The
bass are going to the bed and are
tearing it up in Lake Wimico."
Well, ears perked up half way
down the table with this an-
nouncement, and Dan asked,
"How many have you caught re-
Dave then admitted, "I
haven't been bass fishing. I sold
my boat and motor." Then he
started off telling tales about how
he had been catching catfish by
the barrels [even preachers
stretch fishing stories to fit the

occasion up in Lake Wimico.
Taking his story about the bass
just a little farther, he explained
that the "Foxes, who live on the
Lake" were catching the bass.
'They go to my church and report
to me on such things," Dave said
as he settled back in his chair to
emphasize the authority by
which he spoke.

"fish catching by proxy" story by
telling Dave he still had his boat
and motor and he was thinking
of building him up a trotline to go
after those catfish Dave was talk-
ing about.
Dave told Dan, "I have a trot-
line and you have a boat, so we
ought to get together."
Well, I couldn't stand it any
longer. I jumped in and said,
"There.isn't anything better than
a good fresh channel catfish fried

up golden brown. unless it s sev-
eral good fresh catfish cooked up
into a good, thick catfish stew."
And, I meant it!
Cat fishing' is one of my favor-
ite kinds of fishing and eating the
catfish is one of my favorite kinds
of eating and I let Dave know it.
'You eat catfish, too?" Dave
asked, looking me square in the
eye, like it was a sin or some-
'You betcha!" 1 said. "Some-
times, when I go fishing, I don't
fish for anything except catfish;
especially if I want to eat fish."

room here, I guess I'll get right to
the point of all this wishin' fishing'
and tell you what I wanted to tell
you all the time.
Dave went on to brag about
the number of catfish he was
catching, claiming he had more

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than lie could eat and he was
stashing them away in his freezer
almost every day.
If you had heard Dave talk-
ing, you would declare he had a
corner on channel catfish, but he
was willing enough to share.
"One of these days, when I
catch too many catfish, I'll bring
you a mess," was his magnimous
Well, lo and behold, when I
got home to supper Thursday
night, I just naturally, from re-
flex, asked Frenchie, "What do we
have for supper tonight?"
You could have knocked me
over with a feather when she
said, "Dave Fernandez brought
us this platter of fried catfish for
our supper."
Now, you stay away from
Dave. He's mine. If he brings me
too many fried catfish, I'll share
with you!

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By Wend611 Campbell

A Trip Downi

Memory Lane.

There's nothing .like going through some old junk to stir 'up
some memories of days gone by.
That's what happened to me one day last week while looking
for my dues card that would admit me to the local lodge.
It's been quite a few years since I've carried a billfold. For
some unknown reason every pair of pants I own seemed to have
shrunk and it's quite uncomfortable carrying a billfold in my
pants pocket. I carry it in the glove compartment of my truck. All
I have in my pocket is a money clip, with very little money in it.
After I had looked through my desk and every drawer I had
access to, I though of my billfold in my truck. It had been years
since I had gone through it. I was amazed at what I found.
The first thing I pulled out was a receipt from a pawn and
gun shop in Brewton, Alabama, dated November 29, 1975. On
that date I purchased one Titon 25 automatic, model #1527-B,
s/n 108173. It cost me $35, plus tax of $1.75.
I also discovered my registration card to The Medical Center
Clinic in Pensacola, account #55-895-8. The Medical Center is
located in the West Florida Ho0pital Complex where my young-
est son was born. It is also located less than a mile from where I
was born and reared, at Rt. #3, Box 486, Olive Road, Pensacola,
FL (no zip code).
There was a business card belonging to Mr. George R. Mayo,
a man I met in Nashville, Tennessee. He and his family were
having dinner at a steak house, as I was, and we sat in adjoin-
ing booths. 4 1 ,
It was one of those meetings where you irintantly like some-
one and we promised to get our families together for dinner one
night, but never did.
There was also an assortment of my old business cards. I
don't have the slightest idea why I kept them, but they were
there, yellow and faded.
Tucked in a side pocket was Bobby Henderson's name and
phone numbers. Bobby is an old friend of my older brother and
he gave me his phone numbers one day in Mobile, Alabama,
where I chanced to meet him.
Bobby is a legend in our neck-of-the-woods. I could write a
book about him.
I also discovered a Port St. Joe Quarterback Club card, the
first one I bought. It was for the 1978-79 season and is signed
by the then president, Dave May and secretary, H.L. Anderson.
There were plenty of old pictures, most of which were of my
children. They ranged in ages from the day they were born to
about five or six years old.
I had almost forgotten how ugly babies are when they are
first born. Ugly as they were, they still brought tears to my eyes.
There were other things. I discovered a K-mart check cash-
ing card that I have never used, a savings account card that was
issued to me and my brother from our mother's estate right after
she died, a Mississippi driver license that I thought was lost and
a birth registration card, commonly called a "birth certificate".
The birth certificate was issued from the Florida State Board
of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics in Jacksonville, Florida. The
birth number is 109-1279-25099 and was issued in the name of.
Wendell Wayne Campbell, a white male, born in Escambia
County, Florida, on October 12, 1939.
Where, pray tell, did all the time go???

Kenneth Ray Ogborn, 23

Kenneth Ray Ogborn, 23, of
Panama City, died suddenly Mon-
day evening, March 13, in
Blountstown. He was a former
resident of Wewahitchka and was
a carpenter by trade. He is sur-
vived by one son, Kenneth Ryan

(Continued from Page 2)
I do have some good news for
Bellows, Stanky, Little Bit, Pooky,
Woody, Tin-grin, Ghandi, Cab-
bage, Gordy, Buck, Chico and
Half-pint. You know that inno-
cent looking lady that lives up at
the big house, bakes the good ap-
ple pies and belongs to the chief
idiot. Well, she's not as innocent
as she looks. She's been working
undercover for years, keeping
track of "Lucky" Jack. She cor-
nered him one day over at Dude
Cooper's Store and was beating
him with a 26 pound Tennessee
country cured ham. well, that's
another story. Anyway, she's sent
word we ran Jack out of those
hills. She's got him spotted at a
resort up in North Georgia.
We're organizing the trip now
for spring break. And fellas, this
is important, we're telling the par-
ents we're going on a retreat.
Mr. Kesley

(Lis X)K

508 Sixteenth Street
SUNDAY WORSHIP............. 10a.m.
Sermon Topic:
Welcoming A New
Kind of King
Nursery Available
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Ogborn; his mother, Bonnie Og-
born of 2403 Orlando Road, Pan-
ama City; two brothers, James
Charles Ogborn and Glenn Ed-
ward Ogborn, both of San Anto-
nio, Texas; four sisters, Debra
Joyce Detrick of Bayou George,
Angela Joan Ogborn. of Guam,
Glenda Bonita Scarbrough of
Lynn Haven, and Rebecca Eliza-
beth Mills of Salem, Indiana; two
brothers-in-law and one sister-in-
law. Cremation has been sched-
uled and a private memorial ser-
vice will be held at a later date.
Arrangements were by Gil-
more Funeral Home, Wewahitch-
ka Branch Chapel.

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SLewana Patterson Is

' Gulf Teacher of Year

Superintendent Walter Wilder is shown presenting Lewana Pat-
terson a plaque in recognition of being selected at Gulf County's
'Teacher of the Year'"

In announcing Lewana Patter-
son's selection as Gulf County
Teacher of the Year, Superinten-
dent B. Walter Wilder says, "The
Teacher of the Year program is
designed to honor a teacher who
is representative of all good
teachers. The selection of Lewana
Patterson meets this goal."
Mrs. Patterson is a graduate
of Troy State University where
she earned a Bachelor's degree in
1974. She has taught in Gulf
County Schools for 15 years. She
is married to Fletcher C. Patter-
son, and is the mother of two
,children, Jarred and Jenny.
One of five nominees from
Gulf County Schools, Mrs. Patter-
son was voted Teacher of the Year
by a district-wide screening com-
mittee composed of personnel
from each school. Other nomi-
nees included: Lois Byrd, Port St.
Joe Elementary School; Alisa
Walker, Highland View Elemen-
tary School; Rebecca Birming-
ham, Wewahitchka Elementary
School; and Charles Cleckley,
Wewahitchka High School.

Kesley's New Cousin Enlightens Him

Dear Mr. Ramsey,
Having read the February
23rd edition of "Hunker Down
with Kes," I would like to address
some comments to my brand new
cousin-in-law. While it is true
that I have met David and the oft
maligned Leon, I have not yet had
the pleasure of Kesley's acquain-
tance. With your indulgence I
would like to use your find jour-
nalistic forum to enlighten my
new cousin.
Dear Kesley,
Your interest in the art of
making shoo-fly pie is both ap-
preciated and understandable.
Many people are desirous to
learn the secret of this esteemed
Yankee delicacy, firmly en-
trenched as a Pennsylvania tradi-
tiori during the parties and social
events following Gettysbuirg. (No
need to remind readers who got
to stay and be sociable, and who
got to walk home I'm sure!)
As a show of good faith, and
in the interest of family harmony,
I would like to purpose an ex-
change of proprietary recipes. I
will reveal my family's secret,
treasured, and sacred Shoo-Fly
pie recipe in exchange for a really
good genuine .prime Florida reci-
pe for "Swamp Cabbage".
As to changing my -name to
conform to the southern custom
of plural first names, such, as Bil-
ly Bob, and Barbara Jean, I must
take exception.
We Pennsylvanians prefer
straight forward hardworking
names which command respect
and attention. In the masculine
tense, plural names are common


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such as William Tecumseh, and
Ulysses Simpson, Sherman and
Grant respectively. Feminine
names, usually singular and typi-
cally demuring, such as Theola,
Almeda, and Nelda, are popular
examples. My parents, facing the
unfortunate circumstance of a zil-
lion babyboomers, and all the
really good names like those
above being taken, christened
their children Ann, James, John,
Robert and David. A heavy bur-
den for children to be sure, but
made easier by virtue of Pennsyl-

vania birth.
As the column title dealt with
Dixie Fay'e foiled romance, and
her still eligible condition, I would
like to make an observation.
Upon meeting cousin Leon, I was
immediately impressed with his
readily apparent charm, good
looks, charming wit, and obvious
sterling character. I suspect a
miscarriage of justice in holding
cousin Leon responsible for
Slim's sudden exodus to Alaska
and the automotive industry.
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Mrs. Patterson, Superintendent
Wilder stated that all the nomi-
nees were excellent teachers and
most worthy of the recognition
bestowed upon them by their in-
dividual faculties.

Patrea Briggs
Ends Course
Patrea T. Briggs has complet-
ed the U.S. Army Warrant Officer
Entry Course at Fort Rucker, Ala-
The course provided stan-
dardized training in leadership,
ethics, communicative arts, mili-
tai-y history, structure of the
Army, land navigation, and sup-
port functions.
She is the daughter of Elmer
H. and Betty A. Briggs of Port St.
The warrant officer is a 1978
graduate of Bellevue High School.

ing the remainder of my new hus-
band's family, and hope to some-
day attend the Mt. Zion soiree. I
need some help with a point or
two before attending. What does
one wear to such an event given
the preferred method described
for consuming corn-on-the-cob?
What is the activity referred to as
"stump whip chitlings". and one
last question if I may, could you
please explain the euphemism
"Hunker Down"?!!
Russ and I would like to ex-
tend an invitation for your family
to visit us whenever possible. If
you can arrange to be here the
second week in October, we will
secure tickets for the highlight of
the social season the annual
"Allentown Rust Festival", or if in
September, the annual "Shells-
burg Volunteer Fire Department
Ox Roast and Sausage Stuffing
Carnival". In August we can go
out of state to the bi-annual
West-"By God"-Virginia Surf and
Turf Celebration, where the fea-
tured entree's are "possum" and
carp. If July is more suitable we
can go to the Gettysburg reenact-
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since we all know how it ends,
but nevertheless is great fun.
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I.-L S and Rn Butter Are W. Annual Men's Day Slated
Lisa Sowell and Randy Butler Are Wed Sndav at New Bethel A.

Lisa Reene Sowell and Randy
Wayne Butler were united in mar-
riage on February 11, at Long Av-
enue Baptist Church in Port St.
Joe. Dr. Daniel W. Duncan per-
formed the candlelight double-
ring ceremony which was directed
by Charlotte Pierce.
: The bride is the daughter of
Charles and Martha Sowell. She
is the granddaughter of Rena
Kirkland and the late Bascom
Kirkland of Cottondale and the
.late Charlie B. and Ruby Sowell
of Chipley.
The bridegroom is the son of
Buddy and Carolyn Butler of Apa-
lachicola. He is the grandson of
Mary James and the late A.V.
James of Apalachicola, Unice
Butler of Eastpoint and Woodroe
and Annie Butler of Clarksville.
Janice Cox, organist, ren-
dered wedding music, The Prom-
isee Trio sang "Surely The Pres-
ence" and "A Woman's Prayer".
The bride and groom exited on
'"Wind Beneath My Wings".
Vanessa Petorak attended her
sister as matron of honor. Amy
Ford was maid of honor. Brides-
maids were Neva Golson, Lynne
Renfro and Suzanne Griffin, cou-
sin of the bride.
Jimmie Allen was best man,
groomsmen were Bobbie Baker,
Chris Busby, Robbie Butler,
brother of the groom and Bruce
Sowell, brother of the bride. Ush-
ers were Tommy Ford and Rich-
ard Coffey.
Flower girl was Janah Strick-
land and ring bearer was B.J.
Strickland, cousins of the bride.
On January 30, Dawne Ford,
Doris Ford, Alice Ward and mem-
bers of the Bible Learners Class
hosted a Calling Shower at Long
Avenue Baptist Church. Several
friends attended during the ap-

pointed hours.
After a wedding

trip the

couple will

reside at St. Joe

Mr. and Mrs. Randy Wayne Butler

The bride is employed with
Costin and Costin, Attorneys at
Law and attending Gulf Coast
Community College. The bride-
groom is employed with St. Joe
Forest Products.

Final Plans for
Sanborn, Berry.

Final plans for the wedding of
Pamela Sanborn and Louis Berry
have been announced by the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Clifford Sanborn. The ceremony
will take place Saturday, March
18, 6:00 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church in Port St. Joe.
Friends and relatives of the
couple and their families are cor-
dially invited to attend.

Howard and
Seaborn to Wed
John Patrick Howard, Jr. and
Melanie Dawn Seaborn invite
friends and family to accompany
them on their day of loving com-
mitment to one another. The
wedding will take place at 7:00
p.m. on Sunday, March 19. The
reception and service to take
place at J. Patrick's Restaurant.

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On Sunday, March 19, New
Bethel A.M.E. Church, located at
146 Avenue C, will celebrate its
Annual Men's Day. The men will
be in charge of all services begin-
ning with Sunday School at 9:30
a.ni. The theme for Annual Men's
Day is Men Serving As Christ
Served. The theme will be devel-
oped in the 11:00 a.m. worship
by Rev. Michael L. Peterson, pas-
tor of Tabernacle Baptist Church
and Vice Moderator of the New

Gulf Coast Association, Panama
City. The speaker for the 6:00
p.m. evening worship will be Al
Williams, a member of the
Church of God. Panama City.
The Pastor, Rev. William Col-
lier, and the Chairman and Co-
chairman, Alton Fennell and Ed-
die Fields, invite everyone to
come out, bring a friend, and ex-
perience an enjoyable day of wor-


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'Luck of the Irish"Recipes

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Port St. Joe

for St. Patrick's
Even if the "luck of the Irish" nally sold him in
isn't always coming your way, there that he sp
you needn't worry about not be- long life, tea
ing able to celebrate on St. Pat- churches and,
rick's Day. Church and p<
Everybody gets the "green forming miracles
light" on March 17, when a wee He died on M
bit of the old charm from the the age of 106.
Emerald Isle casts a spell, caus- Down now stan
ingbpeeip to flqw green and good his burial shrou
cheer befitting Ireland's Patron
| Saint to pour forth from almost One of the r
everybody. ends surroundir
Near to the tail end of winter, counts the mira
St. Patrick's Day is the perfect by driving all
time to shake off the icicles, in snakes form Iris
anticipation of the coming thaw a drum. And to
and the relief of spring. ing to folklore,
The story behind this popular free of these cream
holiday is both an ironic and a St. Patrick.
touching one. According .to .Ro- The traditic
man Catholic historians, St. Pat- drink on St. Pal
rick was born in Kilpatrick, Scot- from the populh
land, in the year 387 and, at the the day of his d
age of 16, was taken from his friends and coi
home by Irish Marauders and mourn his pass
sold into slavery, instead that eac
After six years of captivity, he drink to ease the
escaped to England, where he ebrate his "comfi
spent the.next 18 years in prepar- Make your c
action for his lifelong devotion to Patrick's Day a h
religious works. ing friends over
In the year 433, at the age of tional Irish food
46, the man who would later be- pes for Irish Ca
come known as a saint, was com- Green Soup, f
missioned by Pope Celestine to nard's Soups,
carry on his work in Ireland, roles (St. Martin
homeland of the men who'd origi- the bill perfectly

but, more impor
The Irish Ca
pe was submitted
by Nancy Dunn
ter, Connecticut
Scarborough, M
the recipe for Gr

nto slavery. It was
ent the rest of his
aching, building
, according to
popular lore, per-
March 17, 493, at
The Cathedral of
is on the spot of
most popular leg-
ig St. Patrick re-
cle he performed
the vermin and
h soil by banging
this day, accord-
Ireland remains
atures because of

on of taking a
trick's Day stems
ar belief that, on
death, biding his
mpanilons not to
ing, he requested
:h of them take a
e pain, and to cel-
ortable exit."
celebration of St.
heart one by invit-
r for some tradi-
1. These two recl-
abbage Soup and
rom Dave May-
Stews, & Casse-
n's Press) will fit
, not only in color
tantly, in taste.
ibbage Soup recd-
d to Mr. Maynard
of Pomfret Cen-
; Kay Slattery, of
aine, contributed
een Soup.

3 tablespoons chopped onion
3 tablespoons margarine
1/4 cup pared and chopped _
pota toes
3 cups finely chopped i
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 cups broth or water
2 1/2 cups milk
Chopped fresh parsley
Saute onion in margarine un-
til tender. Add all the other ingre-
dients except the milk and par-
sley and cook for 20 minutes.
.Puree in blender, add milk, and
reheat. Can be served hot or cold.
Garnish with chopped parsley.
Makes 5 cups.

1/2 medium head green cabbage,
cored and cut up
2 large stalks green celery,
1 large potato, pared and quar-
1 medium onion, quartered
1 1/2 cups water
4 sprigs fresh parsley
1 cup light cream or evaporated
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Cook cabbage, celery, potato,
and onion in water, covered, until
tender. Put in blender and run on
high speed for 1 1/2 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients and
run on low speed for 15 seconds
until mixed. Reheat to serve. Do
not boil.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.

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ment to these soups, try the fol-
lowing recipe for Irish Soda Bread
from The Old World Kitchen (Ban-
tam Books) by Elisabeth Luard.
Also from The Old World Kitchen
is a hearty recipe for good old
Irish Stew.
Yield: Makes 1 large or 2 small
Time: 20 to 25 minutes plus 45
minutes cooking.
1 1/2 pounds (5 1/4 cups) all-
purpose flour
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sour milk or butter-
milk (if you cannot get either,
fresh milk and a teaspoon of
cream of tartar will have to do)
Preheat the oven to 4000F.
You will need a large bowl and a
baking tray.
Mix the flour with the soda
and the salt, and make a well in
the middle. Pour in the liquid in
one stream, and knead the dough
swiftly and lightly into a ball. The
dough should be on the soft side,
(See ST. PATRICK, Page 5)

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Florida Power Employees Raise $307

For March of Dimes Fund Drive

The 1989 Mothers March
Campaign was held in Gulf
County and through the efforts of
the employees of Florida Power
under the direction of Mike
McDonald were able to raise

Travis Burge

Travis Has

2nd Birthday
Travis Chambers Burge cele-
brated his second birthday with
an Easter party at the park on
March 11.
Helping Travis celebrate were
Christopher Knox, Danielle My-
rick, Zach Williams, Jolie and
Jena Hogan,'Cheyene and Jordan
-Todd, Stephen and Rodney Be-
sore, Mandy Mashbum, Preston
and Crystal Allyn.
Travis is the son of Travis and
Lynn Burge. He is the grandson
of Bill and Carol Besore and Herb
and Dot Burge.

$307.00. It is because of the dedi-
cation of volunteers such as these
that the March of Dimes can con-
tinue its mission, that of prevent-
ing birth defects.
The Mothers March is one of
the oldest campaigns that the
March of Dimes conducts and
one of the best ways to personally
distribute the valuable education-
al materials that is made availa-
ble. It is hoped that in the future
a large core of volunteers can be
developed that will make this
event even stronger.
Once again Gulf County, the
March of Dimes salutes you for
your kindness and generosity in
helping to ensure the health of all
of America's babies.



Several members of the Port
St. Joe High School Band of Gold
recently attended the District
Solo and Ensemble Festival in
Marianna. The. students per-
formed solos and in various
groups and were judged on the
quality of their performance. Stu-
dents rated "Superior", the high-
est rating possible, are presented
with a medal. Band of Gold mem-
bers rated "Superior" were Angie
Jennings, Patricia Nedley, Rachel
McCulley, Kelley Moree, Richard
Davis, Carol Sims, Chuck Wat-
son, Philip Bryant, George
Bryant, Micheal Miller, David
Parker and Matt Durham.
Students rated "Excellent"
were Elitha Gant, Christy Maige,
Sherrin Hill, Rebecca Stien, Dar-
rell Linton, Howard Langridge,
Andy Rotter, David Brown, Ricki
Hobbs, Kevin Thomas, and Wil-
liam Lewis.

Cong. Grant's Man Coming

Congressman Bill Grant an-
nounced today that his field rep-
resentative, Roy Hutto, will be in
this area on Wednesday, March
Congressman Grant urges
any person who is experiencing
any difficulties or problems with
a Federal agency, to bring the
matter to Mr. Hutto's attention.
Grant stated, "It is through field
representatives traveling to the
communities in my district that I
can remain in close contact with
the people who elected me. I want
to hear their opinions, heed their
suggestions and help solve their
problems for them."
Mr. Hutto's schedule will be

as follows:
Port St. Joe -
p.m., Gulf County
Room, Courthouse
Wewahitchka -
City Hall.

1:30 2:30
3 4 p.m.,

Laniers Have Girl
Clint and Sherry Lanier of
Port St. Joe are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their daugh-
ter, Amber LeAnn, on March 3 at
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
Grandparents are Harold
Thompson of Wewahitchka and
Roy and Pat Lanier of Port St.

St. P atric 's................. (Continued from Page 4)

so you may need extra liquid.
Flatten the ball with well-floured
hands. Grease a baking sheet
and put the dough-cake on it.
Make a cross on the top. Bake for
45 minutes. Or make 2 smaller
loaves, baking for 30 to 35 min-
Eat the soda bread hot or
cold with butter. Molasses is good
with it too.
Store leftover bread wrapped
in a clean tea towel to keep it
Serves 6
Time: 20 to 25 minutes, plus 2
hours cooking.
2 pounds neck of mutton or lamb
4 pounds (12 medium-sized) po-
1 pound onions
3 cups water or lamb-bone stock
made with the trimmings
Salt and pepper
You will need a large casse-
role with a lid. Have the mutton
or lamb cut into chops no more
than an 'inch thick. Peel and slice
the potatoes and the onions. Re-

serve 1 pound of the potatoes
(leave them in salted cold water).
Arrange in the casserole a layer of
potatoes, then more meat, then
onions, and finally a layer of po-
tatoes,' seasoning as you go. Add
the water or stock. Cover as tight-
ly as possibly.
Bring to a boil. Cook the stew
gently on top of the stove or in a
preheated 3250F oven for 2
hours. Half an hour before the
end of the cooking time, add the
remaining slices of potato.
Serve hot in deep soup
An Irish stew can be convert-
ed into an Irish hot pot by includ-
ing the lamb's kidneys and re-
moving the lid for the last half
hour of cooking to allow the top
to brown.
The author reminds the read-
er that: "Potatoes are so impor-
tant an element that they should
equal twice the weight of the
meat. After the long cooking, the
potatoes and the onions will be
half reduced to a thick, creamy
mash, but Irish stew should nev-
er be watery."


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Flowers Wants to Dredge Boat Channel

Developer Langdon Flowers
brought his case for dredging out
a boat launching channel on St.
'Joseph Peninsula to the Rotary
Club last Thursday, explaining
his plans for a piece of property
on the Bay side of the Peninsula.
Flowers said he had three
reasons for appearing before the
Rotary Club and explaining his
"First, I want to tell you first-
hand what I have proposed to do
with the property. Second, I want
to ask for your individual support
for the project. Third, I want to
ask for your support to return

flood insurance availability to
property on the Peninsula."
Flowers said Gulf county is
going to grow. "It will be almost
impossible to stop growth," he
pointed out. "Florida grew nearly
25% in the '80's and it looks as if
another 25% in growth can be ex-
pected between now and 1995.
The challenge will be to manage
the growth and get quality, well-
planned expansion."
The speaker said his interest
in the welfare of Gulf county is
well established. "I have already
invested $8 million on the Penin-
sula and I want to protect that
Investment by seeing that the
quality of the Peninsula and the
Bay isn't destroyed. Whatever I
do in the area will be thoroughly
researched and permitted by
tough restrictions to protect the
Bay and its surroundings."
Flowers went on to say his in-
vestments on the Peninsula were
paying some $115,000 a year in
property taxes in the county.

'We're providers and not users of
Gulf county taxes."
The Thomasville, Georgia de-
veloper said he just wanted to re-
dredge an existing channel Into
the Bay 100 feet wide and five
feet deep to allow small outboard
pleasure boats a safe and con-
venient entrance to the Bay. "Peo-
ple are going to use the Bay and
gain entrance one way or anoth-
er. At least, with my proposed
channel, they can get into and
leave the Bay without damaging
the fragile sea grasses with their
Pointing out there was al-
ready an existing channel in the
area, Flowers said it was dug 25
years ago to allow barges to un-
load paving material on' the shore
of the Peninsula. "The channel is
still there, but it is silted in to the
point where it needs some main-
Flowers discounted the idea
of building a marina on 'the site.

"It would cost nearly a half mil-
lion dollars to engineer, get per-
mits and draw working plansTor
a marina. I Just don't see the po-
tential revenue for that type In-
vestment. Maybe, someday, if lo-
cal people begin to ask for a
marina and can support it, I
would certainly be interested in
trying to plan one. But, for now,
a marina is out of the question. It
just isn't feasible."
Flowers said he felt his com-
pany had done a quality job of
what they had already done in
Gulf county and had protected
the environment in the process.
He said he would also be suppor-
tive of high rise controls, density
controls, and protecting the as-
sets which make St. Joseph Bay
the attraction that it is.
"If we provide this boat chan-
nel, you can be assured we're as-
sured our methods will not harm
the Bay or its vicinity in any
manner. It can be done and we
want to do it," he said.

Rudloe Against the Dredging

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Dr. Ann Rudloe, an avowed
opponent of a planned boat chan-
nel permit requested by Langdon
Flowers in St. Joseph Bay, told
the Kiwanis Club Tuesday just
why she is opposed.
Rudloe started her presenta-
tion by conceding that Flowers
does not wish to harm the Bay.
'"We are both interested in pro-
tecting the Bay and its delicate
ecological posture," she said.
'The question is, can the pro-
ject be done without harming the
Bay. My position is that it can-
The Wakulla county environ-
mentalist, who has made a sec-
ond career out of opposing devel-
opment on the bays and
waterways of Florida, then set in
a rapid delivery fashion to tell
about what she claimed were
unique characteristics' of St. Jo-
seph Bay.
Rudloe gave as her creden-
tials on speaking of the delicate
marine population of the Bay, her
main occupation. Rudloe and her
husband operate a marine speci-
men laboratory in Wakulla
county and utilize the waters of
the Bay to collect many of their
specimen for selling to laborato-
ries all over the nation.
She claimed it was necessary
to preserve these several species
for the possibility they may be
needed in the -future to produce
life-saving elements for treatment

and further research. "We don't
know the full potential of many of
the animals found there," she
It was her opinion improving
the boat access facilities would
attract more use of the Bay, re-
sulting in a faster rate of damage
to its fragile environment.

She said, it was important to
seafood producers; it was impor-
tant for attraction of tourists who
come here for -scalloping and,
wading and it was important for
protection of the delicate sea-
grasses which now thrive in the
Bay, that- the proposed boat
channel permit be denied.

Volunteers Needed

for Beach Clean Up

Coastal litter has become an
issue of increasing concern for
agencies and individuals involved
with beach and marine environ-
ments. In an effort to check the
problem before it becomes insur-
mountable, many Individuals,
service organizations, and govern-
ment agencies have begun work-
ing together on a volunteer basis.
The Florida Coastal and Inland
Waterway Cleanup is just such
an operation and will be held
state-wide on April 8.
The local operation will target
the beach at St. Joseph Peninsu-
la State Park in an effort to bring
public awareness not only to the
amount of litter but to the types
of debris that accumulate on the
local beaches.
Organizers of the project are
seeking volunteers to help out in

Support Group
for Heart

Happy Birthday The Heart Support Group or-
ganized for people who have heart
conditions, will meet on Thurs-
Cn t day, March 23, at 6:30 p.m. at
C nt lOn Shoney's Restaurant on 23rd
Street in Panama City. There will
be a' "dutch treat" dinner and dis-
From Janice, James, Donna and Brenda cussion of reorganization of the
group. Your help to keep Heart
Support going is needed, please
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$500.00 Vacation at beautiful Nantahalla Village, Bryson City, North Carolina.
Free Boat Launching Whitfield's Landing for one year.
Badcock Home Furnishers 5 Piece Outdoor Set. '
$25.00 Savings Account from Citizens Federal Savings and Loan Association of Port St. Joe and Wewahltchka.
Seafood Dinners for Two at Top of the Gulf Restaurant Mexico Beach.
Shrimp Dinners for Two at Gulf Sands Restaurant St. Joe Beach.
Barbecue Dinners for Two at Gaines Bar B Que.
Seafood Platters for Two at Motel St. Joe Restaurant.
Drawing will be held during the Easter Egg Hunt Remote Broadcast starting at 9 a.m.

Saturday, March 25 10:00 a.m. EST for
Children in Gulf County & Mexico Beach.

Stac House on Eighth Street, Port St. Joe ,

Sponsored by These TODDLERS ,
4 LOCAL MERCHANTS to 13 Years Old
Top of the Gulf Restaurant-Mexico Beach PIggly Wiggly
NAPA Auto Parts-Port St. Joe Pate Service Center
Gold Hat Auto Parts-Wewa Comforter Funeral Home PRIZES &
Citizens Federal Savings & Loan St. Joe Furniture PR I
Allemore Real Estate-Mexico Beach St. Joe Coin Laundry I
St. Joe Motor Co.-The Ford Place Costln Insurance Agency
St. Joseph Telephone & Telegraph Campbells Drug Store U PRIS ES
Whitfleld's Landing-Howard Creek Gaines Bar B Que \ U lP I
H&R Tax Service-St. Joe Beach Florida National Bank
Gay & Levins Chevron Station Motel St. Joe Restaurant I
Bay St. Joseph Care Center Badcock Home Furnishers

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the giant litter removal program
and are hoping for a large turn-
out to insure its success. The call
for volunteers is open to individu-
als, service organizations, and
clubs who might have an interest,
or are concerned about our
Everyone who would like to
help out is asked to meet at the
first picnic area at 8:00 a.m., Sat-
urday, April 8th.
Volunteers should bring ap-
propriate footwear, sunglasses,
gloves, hats, sunscreen, and pack
a picnic lunch. Interested parties
may get more information by con-
tacting Park Ranger Carolyn
Kempton at 904-227-1327.
So, lend your helping hand in
the Florida Coastal and Inland
Waterway Clearnup at St. Joseph
Peninsula State Park Saturday,
April 8th. Everyone on Florida's
beaches will be glad you did."

Last Concert
Sunday At

"Unbelievably masterful per-
formance" --The August Chronicle
The final concert of the 1988-
89 season, sponsored by the Ilse
Newell Fund for Performing Arts,
will be Sunday, March. 19th, 4
p.m. at the historic Trinity
Church in Apalachicola. This con-
cert, the eighth of the season, fea-
tures the National Woodwind Trio
clarinet, oboe, and bassoon,
accompanied with french horn
The performers, members of
the faculty and staff of the Florida
State University School of Music,
bring extensive experience and
talent as recitalists in major ap-
pearances throughout the United
States, Europe, South America,
Canada and Australia.

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Members of the Pre-Kindergarten class of Port St. Joe Elementary School took a tour recently of
the post office. They are shown above with their postal hosts. Herb Burge and Johnny Linton, center.
They were accompanied by their bus driver, Mrs. Gant, at left, Connie Raffield, instructor and Gilda
Hobbs, pre-kindergarten aide.

Older Citizens Have TAX-AIDE

to Assist Them with Tax Returns

TAX-AIDE assistance will be
available to low or moderate in-
come older persons with their in-
come tax returns. TAX-AIDE
counselors will be available at
three locations: the HRS Service
Center (across the street from the
Post Office) in Port St. Joe; at the
Wewahitchka State Bank in We-
wahitchka; and at the Fire Hall in
Mexico Beach. Each location will
be open for help each Monday
starting February 13th and con-
tinuing until April 17th. The Port
St. Joe office will be open from
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern
Time and the Wewahitchka office
will be open from 12:00 p.m. to
4:00 p.m. Central Time. Mexico
Beach will be open from 9:00
a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central Time.

The local TAX-AIDE program
is being coordinated by the St.
Joseph Bay AARP Chapter #3425.
Fourteen local people attended
the instructions provided by an
IRS expert. After successfully
passing a test these people will
provide the counseling under ini-
tial supervision by experienced
counselors and supervisors.
The TAX-AIDE assistance is
free. The counselors are volun-
teers. Most of the local counselors
are members of the local AARP
chapters. Anyone will be given as-_
sistance regardless of age provid-
ed the return is individual, not
business, and within the capabili-
ty of the counselor at a particular
site. Generally, there will always
be two counselors at each site
while the office is open.
Income tax forms and the
most commonly used schedules
willbe available at the sites. Per-
sons wanting assistance are
asked to bring the following when
you come. to have your taxes pre-
1. Copy of last year's federal
tax return.
2. This year's income state-
ment (W-2, 1099's), Social Securi-
ty notice, etc.
3. Broker's statement of stock

Chess Team

Takes Win

Over Cairo
The Port St. Joe High School
chess team defeated Cairo High
School by the score of six wins
versus two losses. The match was
held Friday afternoon, March 10,
at the St. Joe High School media
center and was a match between
the two schools with the Sharks
losing the earlier meeting by the
score of 8-6.
The match was designed to
allow each team seven members,
but Cairo reported with only four
team participants, so the match
was reduced to a best-of-eight-
game competition. Sophomore Pe-
ter Klope and freshman Randy
Ramsey both swept their two
games on boards one and two re-
spectively, and freshman Joel
Huft and junior John McDonald
each split their two games on
boards three and four accounting
for the six wins posted by St. Joe.
As a team, the Sharks are
now 2-1 on the year and will trav-
el to Tallahassee in April to com-
pete in an individual tournament
against players from several high
schools from the North Florida/
South Georgia area.

or home sales, if any.
4. This year's deduction
5. Unemployment compensa-
tion record.
6. Record of estimated IRS
For more information about
the TAX-AIDE program contact:
Ernest L. Hendricks, 648-8271.

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Time to Plant Cucumbers!

By Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Agent
It's cucumber planting time!
Some gardeners may already
have cukess" in the ground. Cu-
cumbers can be planted from
February through April in this
area of Florida. Just don't wait
too long, because cucumbers do
not grow well during the hot, hu-
mid months of summer. Today,
we'll talk about producing cu-.
cumbers in the spring vegetable
Cucumbers are a popular
crop with Florida gardeners, be-
cause they're easy to grow in all
areas of our state. My information
on cucumber production was pro-
vided by Extension Vegetable
Specialist Jim Stephens, of the
University of Florida's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences,
There are two general types of
cucumbers, large varieties, grown
for slicing and eating fresh, and
small types, produced for pick-
ling. Several kinds in each catego-
ry grow well in Florida. I won't
give a long list of names, just ask
your garden center operator for
seeds of the type you want to
grow, slices or pickles.
Cucumbers grow best in
slightly acid soils. If the pH of
your garden plot is below 5.5, you
should add lime, three to five
pounds of dolomite per 100
square feet of row, applied one to
three months prior to planting. If
your soil pH is above 6.6, you
probably should add some minor
plant foods, such as iron and
manganese. These can be applied
when you fertilize.
When preparing the garden
for cucumbers, broadcast one
quart of a general purpose fertiliz-
er, such as an 8-8-8 along every
25 feet or row.
Mix the fertilizer into the soil
to a depth of three or four inches.
Next shape up the bed. Then,
open shallow furrows about three
inches from both sides of the line
where seeds are to be planted.
Distribute one-half quart of ferti-
lizer in each 25 feet of furrow.
Cover the fertilizer with soil, and
water the prepared bed before
sowing seeds. Every two or three
weeks, after the plants start
growing, add a little fertilizer
about one cup per 25 feet of row
and water it in.
Cucumbers are started by
planting seeds directly in the gar-
den. Sow seeds two or three times
thicker than the spacing suggest-
ed on -the see packet. When the
first ti~e leaves appear, thin the
plants to the proper spacing.
Keep the soil well moistened by
watering thoroughly once or twice

a week.
While cucumbers are easy to
grow, some care is needed. An
area at least one foot in diameter
around each plant should be kept
weed free. Watch for aphids, leaf
miners, beetles, and fruit worms.
If insects attack, spray or dust
the plants with sevin, malathion
or diazinon.
Damage from damping-off
fungi is a common problem with
young seedlings. This danger can
be minimized by planting treated
seeds. Mildews and leaf spots,
which may injure growing leaves,
can be controlled by weekly appli-
cations of a fungicide such as

manebior zineb. Mulching around
the plaits will prevent some fruit
Since there are both male and
female flowers on each cucumber
vine, bees are needed for pollina-
tion. Male flowers will not form
fruit. So don't be alarmed when
you see these dropping from the
Cucumbers should be pickled
when they are tender, crisp and
green. Removing ripe fruit from
the vines encourages new fruit
growth. Small slicing cucumbers
may be used for pickling. But,
pickling types make poor slicers.

Sunday School........... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ..... 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth
Fellowship............ 5:30 p.m.

Evening Worship ....... 7:30 p.m.
Bible Study
Wednesday.............9:30 a.m.
Thursday.............. 7:30 p.m.
TONY CHUNN, Youth/Choir Director

Roy Lee Carter

Manuel Position Clarified

Two weeks ago, The Star re-
ported on action by the County
Commission which was mis-
leading in its Information con-
The Star-and other area me-
dia-reported that Building In-
spector Dewayne Manuel, had his
status with the county changed
from contractor of services to em-
ployee of the county. The story
left the indication that Manuel's
salary schedule was for a full
year. This assumption was made
by The Star, and others, due to
the manner in which the motion
was made.
The information was in error.
The salary package approved for
Manuel was for the remaining
seven months in the current
county fiscal year; not for a full
12 month period.
The package included a sala-

Horse Show

Saturday At

Tyndall AFB
The Tyndall Air Force Base's
Outdoor Recreation Complex is
hosting a South Alabama/
Northwest Florida Horseman's
Association sanctioned open
show at the Tyndall Riding
Stables March 18 at 9 a.m. The
show, open to all exhibitors, will
feature 33 classes, each revealing
a wide variety of horse and rider
Registration for each class be-
gins at 8:30 a.m. Cost for each
class is $4.00.

r' Barbecue sandwich and ham-
S Child Care burger plates will be served be-
1 ginning at 10:30 a.m. and re-
In M y H om e. freshments will be available
throughout the day.
At 6 p.m., everyone is invited
S"New Play Room" to celebrate the day's activities
Pr.e-school Program with an old-fashioned, foot-
Pre-school Program stomping, honest to goodness
hoe-down, complete with live
Monday Friday country and western music. Con-
8 a.m. 5 p.m. tests for the best dressed cowboy
648-8746 and cowgirl will be held.
The public is invited to attend
the show and dance. Admission
Corner of Alabama is free.
& DeSota St. Follow the signs on Sabre
St. Joe Beach Drive to the Riding Stables. For
ites1i6/89 more information, call Joe Taylor
_.... ...... .._ at 283-4359.

Corner Fourth St. & Parker Avenue
"Where Christian Love Is Shown"
SUNDAY SCHOOL ............................................... 10:00 A.M .
MORNING WORSHIP .......... ... .. ......................... ... 11:00 A.M.
SUNDAY EVENING SONG SERVICE & BIBLE STUDY .................... 6:00 P.M.
THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY .................................. 2:30 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.
at Pine Street Overstreet
Phone' 848-8144

ty of $16,380 for the remaining
seven months: $1,230 social se-
curity and $2,356 retirement
contributions for a total of
In addition, Manuel i1 to re:

Gas Tax
Continued From Page 1
and Administrative Assistant Lar-
ry Wells said their investigating
committee was just about ready
to suggest specifications for a
new telephone system for the
Courthouse. The two, along with
Dewane Manuel, have been meet-
ing with constitutional officers to
ascertain their telephone need
for the past several weeks, in an-
ticipation of replacing all the indi-
vidual systems in the Courthouse
with one central system.
Wells, reporting for the com-
mittee said they had come up
with a tentative cost for the sys-
tem which could be amortized
over a five year period at present
telephone cost figures. "It'll pay
for itself," Wells said.
The system calls for new solid
state equipment to all offices with
an inter office communication ca-
pability; three toll free lines to
Wewahitchka, two of which will
be available to all offices in the
Courthouse. Presently, the lines
serve only the Clerk's office. The
third line will be for the exclusive
use of the Sheriffs Department.
Wells said the new system
would allow the county to install
the 911 emergency call number if
they wish. The present system is
not compatible to 911.
Peters said the committee will
call for bids after their concept is
inspected, and approved by the
Commission, for handling after
the new budget year begins.
Peters also called for some at-
tention to be paid to the condi-
tion of the Courthouse, citing a
need for-repairing leaks, cleaning
the outside, painting, repairs to
the plumbing and cleaning up
the grounds.
Chairman Birmingham ad-
vised Peters most of the leaks
had already been repaired and it
was his information a settling of
the building over the years would
always cause leak problems in
the structure. The chairman also
pointed out there was $25,000 ith
the Courthouse maintenance
budget, most of which is still
there, so work can begin immedi-
ately to correct some of the,
things Peters had On his list.
Birmingham advised Peters
to inform the maintenance super-
intendent of the fund and give
hirm the go-ahead on correcting
some of the problems as he had
manpower available to do them.
The Co mmission scheduled
two public hearings for the
March 28 meeting.
The first hearing will take un-
der consideration placing 4-Way
Stop signs at the intersections of4
Columbus, Gulf and Bay Streets
on Americus Avenue and on CO-
' lumbus, Gulf and Bay Streets
and Georgia Avenue.
The hearing will begin at 6:30'
The second hearing will begin
at 7:05 p.m., and will consider
closing the alley between Hunter
Street and Second Avenue in Oak

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ceive travel expense of 174 per
mile for in-county travel not to
exceed $4,760. The package will
be re-negotiated for the next fis-
cal year,
Maliuel's duties were expand-
ed to include maintaining the
building inspection department,
fire inspection work and any task
the Board assigns to him. Cur-
rently, he is in the process of
naming and mapping all streets
in the county and assigning
numbers to every parcel of land.

Public Notices
Notice is hereby given that the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners will hold a public
hearing to consider placing 4-way stops at the fol-
lowing intersections at St. Joe Beach:
. Intersection of Columbus Street &
Americus Avenue
Intersection of Gulf Street & Americus
Intersection of Bay Street & Americus
Intersection of Columbus Street &
Georgia Avenue
Intersection of Gulf Street & Georgia'
Intersection of Bay Street & Georgia
This hearing is scheduled for March 28,
1989 at 6`30 p.m.. E.S.T.. In the County Commis-
sioners' meeting room at the Gulf County Court-
house, in Port St. Joe, Florida. All interested per-
sons desiring to be heardare Invited to attend.
Publish: Marah 16 and 23. 1989.
The Board of County Commission of Gulf'
County will receive scaled bids from any person,
company, or corporation interested in selling the
County the following described personal property:
Three (3) MSA Self-contained Breath-
ing Apparatuses: with steel bottles,
without Cases.
Delivery Date must be specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver unit
On specified date will be set at $25.00 per day,
penalty may be waived if delay is caused by condi-
tions beyond the bidder's control.
Bids will be received until 7:00 o'clock, P.M..
Eastern Standard 1ithe, Matehdr28 ;.1989. at the
Office of, the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street. Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. The Board reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.
Publish: Match 16 and 23. 1989.
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida will receive applications from any
persona interested for the following positions with-
in the Mosquito Control Department:
Tw (2) Full-timen Thck Drivers
Two (2) Part-time Spray Truck
Drivers (Chauffeur's Lcense Required)
Applications may be picked up and submit-
ted at the Gulf County Mosquito Control Depart-
ment. 1001 10th Street, Port St. Joe. Florida, be-
tween the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m..
E.S.T., Monday through Friday, until March 24.
Publish: March 16 and 23, 1989.
The Wewahltchka State Bank will offer for
sale, beginning March 20, 1989 the following de-
scribed property:
I 19'2" 1987 Fishin'.Ski Barge
Model Flats Fisher Boat. ID
I 1988 DT 85hp Suzuki Motor
1 Classride Trailer
Said property will be located at the bank
building in Wewahltchka, FL. The Wewahitchka
State Bank reserves the right tb refuse any and all
Wewahlitchka State Bank
by /s/ Wanda Davis
Publish: March 16. 1989.

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Shown are some of the guests helping themselves to an array of refresh-
ments offered during Open House festivities.

Democratic Committee Hears

Aide to Senator Vince Bruner

Guest speaker at the recent
meeting of the Gulf County Dem-
ocratic Committee was Monica

Lemieux, Aide to Senator Vince
Bruner. She stated that Senator
Bruner is a member of five com-



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Citizens Federal Savings and Loan
Association of Port St. Joe opened the
doors of its newly refurbished facilities
Wednesday afternoon to the general
The local thrift had just recently
completed an extensive remodeling
and enlargement program which com-
pletely changed the facade of the sav-
ings institution, doubling the size of
the working area.
A large number of visitors filed
through the new building during open
house activities from five to seven
p.m. viewing an entirely new decor
and service arrangements.
Along with the increase in building ,
size the institution has also expanded "
its service to provide nearly any finan-
cial activity allowed to savings institu- Cecil (
tions. talks with

mittees transportation, com-
merce, regulated industry, gov-
ernmental operations and vice-
chairman of the finance and tax-
es committee. Senator Bruner is
deeply concerned with all matters
affecting this district and Ms. Le-
mieux outlined some ways of at-
tracting new clean industry to
our area which would increase
the employment rate. Another
area of concern is the fact that
neither the Legislature or Govern-
or's budgets Include funding for
the William J. Rish Park; this is
an important project and one
which Senator Bruner will "get
Ms. Lemieux suggested the
group request the County Com-
mission explore the possibility of
acquiring the services of a writer
of plans and grants so that Gulf
County may benefit from grant
monies which are available at
both the State and Federal level.
Senator Bruner and members
of'his staff are available to speak
to any. group in this district by
contacting his office in Panama

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The Gulf County School
Board, in cooperation with the
Florida Diagnostic and Learning
Resources System/PAEC and the
Gulf County Health Department,
is sponsoring a community ser-
vice program to screen children,
ages three to five years, who will
not be entering kindergarten in
the Fall of 1989. Screening will be
done in the areas of hearing, vi-
sion, speech and language, con-
cept formation, motor coordina-
tion, and behavior. If potential
problem areas are found, the
screening team will make recom-
mendations for follow-up.
Each child who is not
screened must be accompanied
by a parent or legal guardian. For
further information contact BeLty

Schott Will
Perform in Wewa
Derek Schott, champion free-
style biker, will demonstrate bike
skills at the Wewa Little League
Opening Day on Saturday, March
18. The opening ceremony beings
at 9:45 a.m. C.S.T. with the bike
demonstration at 11:30 a.m.
The concession stand will be
open. Come by and have lunch.
Games will be from 10:00
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G. Costin, Sr., founder of the local savings and loan institution
Mr. and Mrs. Emory Stephens.

Bidwell (229-6940), Lois Byrd (St.
Joe Elementary School 227-
1221), or Betty Husband (Wewa
Elementary School 639-2476).
Screening Sites and Dates
Wewahitchka Elementary
(Linton Site) Tuesday, March
'21, 8:30 2:00 (CST)
Port St. Joe Elementary -
Tuesday, April 11, 9:00 2:00
Gulf County Guidance Clinic

Church League
Softball Organizing
There will be a Church
League Softball organizational
meeting at 7:00 p.m. Monday,
March 20, at the Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary school gym.
All churches interested in
sponsoring a team or individuals
interested in umpiring need to at-

Guidance Board
to Meet Tuesday
The Board of Directors of the
Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc.
will hold its regularly scheduled
meeting on Tuesday, March 21 at
7:00 p.m. (eastern). The meeting
will be held at the Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Inc. in Port St.

- Wednesday, April 12, 9:00 -
2:00 (EST)
Gulf County Guidance Clinic
- Thursday, April 26, 9:00 2:00

Golf Team
Hosts Match
Monday, March 13, in a golf
match at St. Joseph Bay Country
Club Mosley shot 160, Bay 166,
Port St. Joe 177, and Rutherford
208. The following students
placed: Hannon Smith, 41; Chris
Bowen, 42: Chad Arrant, 44; Phil-
lip Nedley, 46; Norton Arrant, 48;
Josh Colbert, 46; Andy Smith,
50; Brad Buzzett, 54; Chris Wil-
liams, 52; Lee Duren, 77.

Donald Gardner
Outstanding Student
Outstanding High School Stu-
dents of America is pleased to an-
nounce that Donald D. Gardner
has been selected as a nAw mem-
ber because of outstanding merit
and accomplishment as an Amer-
ican high school student. Donald
is the grandchild of Nelson Gard-
ner of Port St. Joe.

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Pre-School Children to be

Screened for Potential Problems

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One of the most critical health problems today is the
number of people who are not taking the prescribed
quantity of drug after having their prescriptions
filled. Non-compliance, as it is called, can result in a
lengthened illness and additional expense to revisit the
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Port St. Joe improved its
record to 2-3 with two wins this
past week over Blountstown 6-3,
and Panama City Christian
School 16-7.
Reginald Larry ripped a two-
run single in a five-run third in-
ning as Port St. Joe defeated
Blountstown in Class AA base-
Larry, Kyle Griffin and Cris
Ba Revell each had two singles, Bob-
by Nobles a double, and Kevin
Cox a single for a total of eight
hits for the Sharks.
Cox went the distance on the
mound for the Sharks giving up
nine hits while striking out nine
batters and walking five.
Tony Stewart led Blountstown
(2-2-1) with three hits and Brad
Newsome had an RBI double in

Track Team Competes

In North Fla. Relays

This past Saturday, the Port
St. Joe track team traveled to
Panama City and competed in the
18th Annual North Florida Re-
lays. Thirty teams representing
the states of Florida, Georgia, Ala-
bama, Mississippi, and Tennes-
see took part in the event. Pensa-
cola Washington, the defending
Class 4A state champions won
the meet for the second straight
year. Kendrick of Columbus,
Georgia, and Quincy Shanks fin-
ished second and third respec-

Port St. Joe placed eighth and
was led by the record setting per-
formances of senior Leonard Ray,
and freshman Jamie Fain. Ray,
broke his own school record
when he won the shot put compe-
tition with a throw of 52 feet 10
1/4 inches. Leonard then came
back an hour later and won the
discus competition with a throw
of 148 feet 6 1/4 inches. This
throw also broke the school
record that Leonard set in 1988.
Freshman Jamie Fain com-
peted against 19 other runners in

1988-89 Port St. Joe High
Track Schedule

North Florida Relays
Florida A&M High
Florida Relays
Kiwanis Invitational
Liberty County
Gulf Breeze
PSJ Invitational

Panama City
Panama City
Port St. Joe
Panama City
Gulf Breeze
Port St. Joe
Winter Park


St. Joe Places 2nd In Meet

Thursday, March 9, in a
weightlifting meet at Bay High
School, Mosley won first place
with 57 points, Port St. Joe

Wt. Class Name
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123 lbs. Torrey Bra
Larry Hate
132 lbs. Stacy Gath
Kevin Peiffi
148 lbs. Bruce Daw
165 lbs. Chris Robe
181 lbs. Nick Rolac
Roy Campi
198 lbs. Russell Ma
Terry Quin
220 lbs. Ivey Henders
David Will
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placed second with 35 points,
and Bay was third with 6 points.
The following students placed:

Bench Clean &
Press Jerk
nas 135 120
dshaw 175. 170
her 160 140
iers 225 175
er 155 180
vson 190 185
person 245 180
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4th (qualified-state)

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Matthew Taylor takes third
~ base as Coach Duane McFar-
land holds him up.

the sophomore two-mile run.
Fain ran all alone in the last 1 1/
4 miles lapping 14 runners on his
way to winning the event in a
time of 10:18.3. With this time,
Jamie broke the school record in
the two-mile run.
The Sharks finished seventh
in the mile relay with a time of
3:35.8. The team was made up of
Collins Hamilton. (53.85), Terry
Quinn (52.77), Desmond Quinn
(54.97), and Ernest Gant (54.19).
The distance medley relay,
team also broke the school record
and finished tenth out of 18
teams with a time of 12:08.26.
The team consisted of:
Dontae Quinn, 880 2:15.61
Ken Monette, 440 2:55.57
Jamie Fain, 1320 3:38.78
Scott Boykin, 1 mile 5:18.3
Other athletes that competed
in the meet were senior Ivey Hen-
derson, discus 116 feet 2 inches,
and freshman Perez Davis, shot
put 39 feet 5 inches.
Teams placement were:
First Place Pensacola Wash-
ington, 59
Second Place Kendrick
(Georgia), 56
Third Place Quincy Shanks,
Fourth Place Davidson (Ala-
bama), 50
Fifth Place Jeff Davis (Ala-
bama), 22
Fifth Place Niceville, 22
Seventh Place Parkview
(Georgia), 15
Eighth Place Port St. Joe, 14
Ninth Place Berry (Ala-
bama), 11
Ninth Place Cairo (Georgia),
Eleventh Place Westover
(Georgia), 8.

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Kevin Cox,(1-1) and Kyle Grif-
fin; Scott Elliott, Brad Newsome
(4) and Tony Stewart.
Bill Ramsey, Tyrone Hamilton
and Matthew Taylor combined, for
a three-hitter Tuesday afternoon
as the Sharks demolished the
Panama City Christian Crusaders
16-7. Ramsey picked up the win,
pitching the first two innings, giv-
ing up no hits, while striking out
three and walking two batters.
Hamilton relieved in the third,
walking four, giving up one hit
and striking out two. Taylor
pitched the last two innings,
striking out three, while giving up
four walks and two hits.
The Shark bats were hot as
they collected nine hits. Tim Da-
vis, Cris Revell, and Kevin Cox
each had two singles, while Jim
Anderson added a double, and
Louis Miles and Reginald Larry
each had a single.
Port St. Joe 453 031-16
PCC 100 420- 7
Bill Ramsey (1-1), Tyrone
Hamilton (3), Matt Taylor (5) and
Taylor, Kyle Griffin (5).
The Sharks travel to Pace Sat-

urday with game time at 12:00
noon. They play three games
back to back next week, as they
travel to Carrabelle Tuesday at
4:15, Apalachicola Wednesday at
3:30 and host Wewahitchka
Thursday at 4:00.
The junior varsity team trav-
elled to Carrabelle Saturday for a
double header, and came away
with two wins over the Green

Dale Evensen pitched all sev-
en innings for the Sharks to pick
up the 8-7 win. The Sharks...
blanked the Devils the second[
game defeating them 12-0 in five..
innings. Evensen got the win Iiii
the second game, as he pitched
the first inning before being re-'
The junior varsity will host
the Bristol J.v. team Thursday af-
ternoon at 4:00 p.m. at Shark-

Shortstop Bill Ramsey takes the force out at second base as a.
Tiger runner attempts to slide in safely.

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Kevin Cox crosses homeplate as the umpire makes sure he touches the plate. Blountstown
pitcher Brad Newsome runs in as Tyrone Hamilton (25) heads for first base.
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Gulf County Commission

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
James E. Creamer, Jimmy 0. Gortman (entered at
6:35 p.m.). Donald B. Parker, and Nathan Peters,
Jr. Others present were: Attorney William J. Rish.
Admin. Asst./Cvil Defense Director Larry Wells,
Clerk Benny C. Ulster, Deputy Clerk Towan Collier,
and Sheriff Al Harrison.
The meeting came to order at 6:05 p.m.
Attorney Rish opened the meeting with
prayer, and Commissioner Creamer led the pledge
of allegiance to the flag.
Chairman Birmingham reported that the
purpose of this meeting is to accept public com-
ment concerning the proposed animal control ordi-
nance for Gulf County. He stated that this ordi-
nance will in no way affect the incorporated areas
of the County, and he also stated that this ordi-
nance is only a rough draft for discussion at this
time. Upon the Chairman's request. Attorney Rish
read the title of the proposed animal control ordi-
nance. Upon call for public comment, the following
citizens appeared before the Board to speak in fa-
vor of this proposed ordinance.
Vera Wilson, Howard Creek: Problem with
penned hunting dogs, presented a petition
Nancy Smith. Beacon Hill: Animals running-
at-large on the beach
Pat Dobbins, St. Joe Beach: Problem with
stray dogs
Roy Harper. White City: Animal control prob-
lems, assistance to Sheriff
James Andrews, Tennessee: Problem-with
penned hunting dogs at Howard Creek
James Wilson. Howard Creek: Problem with
hunting dogs
Russ Holtz, St. Joe Beach: Problem with ani-
mals destroying personal property and running-at-
Sheriff Harrison discussed the proposed or-
dinance compared to the ordinance that is now in
effect, and stated that he hopes the Board will ful-
ly enforce this proposed ordinance if it is adopted.
Earl Smith, Beacon Hill: Control over ani-
mals on the beach, need for a leash law
Jean Hidle, Howard Creek Problem with
hunting dogs
Linda Purswell. Highland View: Animals de-
stroying personal property and runnlng-at-large
Carolyn Summers. White City: Problem with
chairman Birmingham discussed that the
"hunting dog" exemption was added because there
is always a chance that hunting dogs will get lost
from their owner, and may not be found for hours.
Roy Harper, White City: Hunting dogs, pros
and cons
James Andrew. Tennessee: Problems with
hunting dogs
Nadine Branch. Highland View- Ordinance
exemption is to protect hunters and their dogs.
but ordinance will bring strays and problem ani-
mals under control.
Sheriff Harrison discussed that this ordi-
nance is not to hurt the hunters and their dogs,
but to prevent animals fro (1) destroying personal
property, (2) being a nuisance (disturbance), (3)
running-at-large, and (4) not being vaccinated. He
stated that hunting dogs are exempt unless they
become a nuisance or destroy personal property.
Chairman Birmingham discussed that the intent
of the ordinance is to get the owners to better con-
trol their animals, and to get rid of the animals
that are not controlled.
Jean Arnold, St Joe Beach: Ordinance
should be adopted and implemented before a trag-
edy occurs
Carolyn Summers, White City: Funding for
the Sheriffs Department to enforce this ordinance.
Chairman Birmingham stated that the pro-
posed ordinance does not address additional fund-
ing for the Sheriffs Department, but the Board
may take any steps necessary to enforce the ordi-
nance if it passes.
Vera Wilson, Howard Creek: Problem with
hunting dogs
James Wilson, Howard Creek: Problem with
hunting dogs
Tim Nelson (local vet), Eastpoint: Funding
for proper enforcement of the ordinance
Debbie Williams, Oak Grove: "Chicken-
fighting' being included in the ordinance.
Sheriff Harrison discussed that this ordi-
nance does not cover "chicken-fighting", and
Chairman Birmingham stated that he was under
the Impression that it was illegal. After discussion.
Attorney Rish stated that he would check the Flori-
..da Statutes to see.lf It is illegal.
S Nadine Bach. Highland View. Proposed
That the Board adopt the ordinance, with the un-
4derstand iithaL there Is another public hearing
Cathe-ine Filzalmons. Port St. Joe. Posting of
notices when animals are picked up, and need for
a vehicle and a man in charge.
Sheriff Harrison discussed that the two sec-
tions which she discussed to two different situa-
tions: Section 5 deals with livestock picked up due
to uncleanliness, and Section 23 deals with ani-
mals picked up for running-at-large.
Bill Koran, Port St. Joe: Need for a standard
procedure that will be followed precisely and need
for a unified system between the City and County.
Sheriff Harrison stated that there is a stan-
dard procedure to follow, but he cannot say that
an animal will never have to be shot on the spot,
especially if it is attacking an officer. Commission-
er Peters read a portion of the ordinance which
states that animals not claimed within 5 days
shall be sold at a sale (at a price to be determined
by the Clerk), and if the animal is not sold, it may
be destroyed (to be determined by the Sheriff). He
stated that this Is the procedure which the Sheriff
will follow. Upon discussion, Attorney Rish report-
ed that Ms. Fitzsimons' problem with the City was
with the administration, not the ordinance. He
also reported that the 1986 statute only addresses
animals, not fowls.
Chairman Birmingham thanked everyone for
coming, and invited them to attend the second
public hearing to be held in Wewahitchka. There
bing no further business, the meeting did then
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
James E. Creamer, Jimmy 0. Gortman. Donald B.
Parker, and Nathan Peters, Jr. Others present
were: Attorney William J. Rish, Admin. Asst/Civil
Defense Director Larry Wells, Clerk Benny C. LUs-
ter, Deputy Clerk Towan Collier, Mosquito Control
Director Sam Graves, Jr., Road Superintendent
Bob Lester, Building Inspector De Wayne Manuel,
and SheriffAl Harrison.
The meeting came to order at 7:10 p.m.
Commissioner Gortman opened the meeting
with prayer, and Commissioner Parker led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.
Approve Minutes
Upon motion by Commissioner Gortman.
second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved the minutes of the Janu-
ary 10, 1989 regular meeting after correction.
Public Hearing Correctional Facility
Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public
hearing to consider adopting a resolution request-
ing the construction of another correctional facility
in Gulf County, the following comments were re-
ceived. Sheriff Harrison reported that he is in favor
of another facility being constructed in Gulf
County, due to the number of additional Jobs it
will create. Pat Dobbins stated that she is in favor
of another facility because it will provide Jobs for
the young people, so they will not have to leave
Gulf County. Chairman Birmingham stated that
this hearing is to consider adoption of a resolution
in support of this, it will not ensure that one will
'be constructed. Upon motion by Commissioner
Gortman, second by Commissioner Peters, and
unanimous vote, the Board agreed to adopt a reso-
lution in support of Gulf County acquiring another
correctional facility.
Resolution 89-2 adopted this date.
Receive Bids Ice Machine Jail
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed
bids for an ice machine for the County Jail, the fol-
lowing bids were received:
Gulf Coast Distributors, Tallahassee, Flori-
da: $1,345.00 123 Ib. cap., $65.00 water filter
Fort Walton Rest Equip., Inc., Fort Walton
Beach, Florida: $1.140.15 100 lb. cap.
St Joe Service Co., Inc., Port St Joe, Flori-
dar $1,182.50 118 lb. cap., $28.50 Install./
Cooling & Heating Supplies, Pensacola, Flori-
da: $1,745.62 210 lb. cap.
Jim's Electric Service, Panama City, Florida:
$1,522.60 110 lb. cap.
Upton Refrlg. Sales & Service, Lymnn Haven,
Florida: $1.385.00 123 lb. cap., $96.00 installa-
David Kennedy's Heating & Cooling. Mexico
Beach, Florida: $1,200.00 75 lb. cap., 15.600.00
165 b. cap.
Engineering & Equipment Co., Panama City,
Florida: $1,163.00 125 lb. cap., $54.50 filter.
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
and by Commissioner Gortman, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to table these bids to allow
, Sheriff Harrison, Building Inspector Manuel, and
Admin. Asst Wells to study them and make a rec-
ommendation back to the Board.

Workmen's Compensation County Volun-
David Richardson appeared before the Board
ori behalf of the County's volunteer firemen and
ambulance workers, to discuss that some of the
volunteers are not covered under the County's
workmen's compensation insurance policy. He re-
quested that the Board work with them to come up
with a suitable plan of compensation for those who
are not covered. Chairman Birmingham reported
that all of the volunteers are covered medically by

the workmen's comp plan, but some are not cov-
ered to be compensated for salary-loss while they
are out of work. He stated that the ones not cov-
ered are: (1) those who are not covered under their
employer's workmen's comp plan, (2) those who
are self-employed, and (3) those who are retired.
Upon inquiry, Mr. Richardson reported that there
are approximately 54 volunteers who are not cov-
ered. Chairman Birmingham discussed the possi-
bility of the Board checking into obtaining a disa-
bility plan for the volunteers not eligible for lost
salary compensation. After discussion, and upon
motion by Commissioner Gortman, second by
Commissioner Creamer, and unanimous vote, the
Board agreed to advertise to receive bids for an ad-
ditional disability policy for those volunteers not
covered for salary-loss. After further discussion,
and upon motion by Commissioner Gortman, sec-
ond by Commissioner Creamer, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to compensate any of these
volunteers (equivalent to workmen's comp) who
may get injured before. the additional policy is ob-
tained. Chairman Birmingham requested that At-
torney Rish draw up the specifications for this pol-
icy, and bids will be accepted at the next regular
meeting. After inquiry and discussion, Chairman
Birmingham directed that a letter be written to
these volunteers, informing them that their medi-
cal expenses will be covered under the current pol-
icy, that the County will be obtaining an additional
policy to compensate them for lost salary, and also
informing them of the amoun of the amount of the County's
death benefit policy.
The meeting then recessed for a short break
(7:35 p.m.).
The meeting reconvened at 7:50 p.m.
Howard Creek Fire Department Equip-
Jimmy Alford, of the Howard Creek Fire De-
partment appeared before the Board to present
the following 3 quotes obtained for the purchase of
2 radios on an emergency basis, and he recom-
mended that the Board accept the quote from Big
River Communications, in the amount of
Precision Communications: $1,290.00
Big River Communications: $1,500.00
General Electric: $1,636.00
Commissioner Gortman moved that the
Board accept this recommendation, and Commis-
sioner Creamer seconded the motion for discus-
sion. Upon inquiry, Mr. Alford reported that there
is a lower bid, but it does not offer a contract
agreement. After discussion, the motion passed
South Gulf County/Overstreet Fire De-
partments Equipment
Bill Quaranta. of the South Gulf County Fire
Department. appeared before the Board to request
that they receive bids for 4 MSA breathing appara-
tus kits (3 for South Gulf County and 1 for Over-
street), and he reported that both fire departments
have the funds available to pay for this equipment.
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
Conmminssioner Gortman, and unanimous vote, the
Board agreed to receive bids for these kits. Chair-
man Birmingham requested that Mr. Quaranta
provide the specifications to the Clerk's Office, so
the bids can be received at the next regular Board
Cable TV
Glenn Hess, of Panama City Beach, ap-
peared before the Board on behalf of A.C.T. of Mex-
ico Beach, Inc. to request that they be granted a
non-exclusive cable television franchise in Gulf
County. After brief discussion of the proposed sys-
tem. Mr. Hess introduced Frank Briggs, one of the
principle shareholders of the company, to the
Board. Mr. Briggs then discussed the background
of the cable industry, and discussed the "over-
building' processes they are using. Upon inquiry
by Commissioner Gortman, Mr. Briggs reported
that they will put systems in any areas, if they can
do a little better than break even, and he stated
that there does not have to be a certain number of
houses per mile for a system to be installed. Upon
further Inquiry, Mr. Brigg discussed that hey
provide thet following 3 levels of service:
(1) Basic:
(a) ULmited 11 channels 0 $10.50 per
(b) Full 24 channels 0 $14.95 per month
(2) Premium Channels HBO, Disney, Show-
time, etc. (these can be turned on and off by the
customer), the bill is by the month starting the
month.Jt is turned on, and ending the month it is
turned off.
(3) Pay Preview provides events that are not
yet provided to cable or normal networks (current
movies that have not been released to video stores
or have not been released to cable companies), the
bill is per event, not by the month.
After discussion about which channels are
included in the basic packages, and upon inquiry
by Chairman Birmingham, Mr. Briggs stated that
they will begin the starting-up process in Wewa-
hltchka as soon as possible, if the franchise is
granted. After further discussion. Commissioner
Gortman moved that the Board set a public hear-
ing to consider granting A.C.T. of Mexico Beach,
Inc. a non-exclusive franchise for the unincorpo-
rated areas of Gulf County. Commissioner Peters
seconded the motion, and It passed unanimously.
Chairman Birmingham directed that, the public
hearing be held on February 14, 1989 at 9:00 a.m.
Building Inspector Manuel reported that
Franklin County contacted him to request that he
perform the fire inspection for their Jail system,
and he also reported that he told them to write a
letter of request to the Board. He stated that he
would like for the Board to give the Chairman au-
thority to make a decision when the letter is re-
ceived, so they will not have to wait 3 weeks for an
answer. Commissioner Gortman moved to allow
the Chairman to make this decision when the let-
ter is received. The motion died for lack of a sec-
Mosquito Control Department Employee/
Prisoner Work Crew
Mosquito Control Director Graves reported
that the Sheriff has inquired about using one of
the Mosquito Control Department employees
S(Castldera Watts) to supervise prisoners placed on
County cleanup duty. He stated that the employee
which the Sheriff Is requesting is one of his truck
drivers who takes the big trucks to Panama City.


From Cape San Bias By Pallas Gandy, D.N.R. r ,,.

What is out there? This Is one
of the most asked questions at St.
Joseph Peninsula State Park. We
hope to acquaint you with what is
out there by a series of articles on
your State Park, along with shar-
ing the many different happen-
ings at T.H. Stone Memorial State

and he cannot let him go every day (this man is
the only one that the Sheriff feels confident to re-
lease the prisoners to). Upon inquiry by Comrnmis-
sioner Gortman, Mosquito Control Director Graves
reported that he could swap around a younger
man to drive the truck to Panama City. Commis-
sioner Creamer stated that he is opposed to pull-
ing a trained man off of the truck, and putting a
less-qualified man in his place. Mr. Graves report-
ed that he might be able to work it out so that this
man could help the Sheriff a couple of days a
week, and maybe more if his other truck drivers
are present Chairman Birmingham discussed that
the Sheriff was requested to put some prisoners
out to pick up trash, but he cannot release the
prisoners to just anyone. He suggested that Mr.
Graves send this man over when he is available,
and that he can pick up the prisoners that are
available. Sheriff Harrison stated that he cannot
set up an appropriate work program for the prison-
ers if he does not know what days he will have
someone to supervise them. After further discus-
sion, and upon inquiry by Commissioner Creamer
about prisoners being released in the Courthouse,
Sheriff Harrison stated that he releases prisoners
to Mr. Bearden if he requests them, but only if
they are working (if not, he locks them back up).
Chairman Birmingham stated that the Board
needs to decidecide if they want to send the Mosquito
Control employee to the Sheriffs Department on a
permanent basis so they can have a work crew, or
if they want Mr. Graves to release him only when
he can spare him. After discussion, Commissioner
Peters moved that the Board allow the Sheriff to
use Mr. Watts as many days as possible, Chair-
man Birmingham relinquished the Chair, and sec-
onded the motion for discussion. He stated that
the question he has concerns which is more Im-
portant, hauling the County's garbage or having a
clean-up crew. Commissioner Birmingham then
withdrew his second, and resumed the Chair. After
further discussion, Commissioner Creamer sec-
onded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
Chairman Birmingham requested that Mosquito
Control Director Graves give the Sheriff advance
notice of when Mr. Watts will be available, if at all
White City Park
Mosquito Control Director Graves reported
that he found out today that the White City Park
has had trash thrown out In it, and he will get It
up tomorrow. He stated that the fish/shrtmp boats
have emptied their trash into the County barrels.
Upon Inquiry by Commissioner Gortman, Mr.
Graves reported that there are people using the
County's water and electricity at this park, and he
also reported that a previous Commissioner had
told him to provide the electrical outlet After dis-
cussion about commercial boats being docked at
the park, and upon request by Commissioner
Creamer, Chairman Birmingham directed Mr.
Graves to cut off the electricity and water Immedi-
ately, and he requested that the Sheriff have these
boats moved as soon as possible. Sheriff Harrison
suggested that the Board post a notice on the
boats for them to move. Commissioner Creamer
moved that the Board hold public hearings to con-
sider adopting an ordinance restricting the White
City Park to recreational use only. Commissioner
Parker seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously. Chairman Birmingham directed Attorney
Rish to prepare a proposed ordinance, and direct-
ed that the first public hearing be scheduled for
February 14, 1989 at 9:30 a.m.
Survey Property Landflll/Compactor Site
Commissioner Gortman reported that he has
received proposals for surveying the 40 acres on
Highway 22 for a Class III landfill and compactor
site, as this needs to be done on an emergency ba-
sis. He then moved that the Board receive these
proposals to get the property surveyed and get a
legal description, subject to getting an option (from
the property owner) to purchase the property.
Commissioner Creamer seconded the motion. The
motion then passed with the following vote: Chair-
man Birmingham and Commissioners Creamer,
Gortman. and Parker voted yes. Commissioner Pe'-
ters voted no..The following proposals were then
received by the Board.
Landmark Surveying & Engineering. Inc.:
$1,240.00 with true line cut, $750.00 without
true line cut
Baskerville-Donovan Engineers: $950.00.
Upon request by Commissioner Gortman,
the Board directed Admin. Asst Wells and Build-
ing Inspector Manuel to review these proposals
and make a recommendation back to the Board.
Class 31 Landflll/Compacetor Site
Ralph Rish, of- Baskerville-Donovan Engi-
neers, presented and discussed a sketch of the
proposed area to be purchased and the solid waste
facility to be installed, as requested by Mosquito
Control Director Graves. (Chairman Birmingham
left the meeting at 9:14 p.m.) Mr. Rish stated that
the property is directly across from the Forestry
Service tower. 5 miles west of Wewahltchka on
Highway 22. (Chairman Birmingham returned at
9:16 p.m.)
Award Bid Ice Machine Jail
Sheriff Harrison reported that he, Mr. Ma-
nuel, and Mr. Wells have reviewed the bids, and
would like to recommend that the bid be awarded
to St Joe Service Company, in the amount of
$1,182.50. Upon motion by Commissioner Peters.
second by Commissioner Gortman, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved this recommenda-
Fence Jail
Sheriff Harrison discussed that he needs a
dividing fence around the recreational area outside
(See MINUTES on Page 3)

Besides having 2,516 acres
with approximately 14 miles of
beach area on the Gulf of Mexico
and St. Joseph Bay, the peninsu-
la has been rated as one of the
top 16 areas in the United States
for recreational use and botanical
St. Joseph Peninsula State
Park also draws visitors from eve-
ry state in the country besides
foreign countries, all looking for a
recreational vacation spot away
from the condominiums, big cit-
ies, and the hustle and bustle of
over-crowded areas.
So, what is happening out
here? Well, with the unusual mild
winter we are experiencing, there
has been a large outbreak of cat-
erpillars busying themselves on
our scrub oak and totally denud-
ing the trees, satisfying their
enormous appetites. Now they
have dropped to the ground wait-
ing for the process of metamor-
We also had a Florida Game
and Fish Nongame Biologist con-
duct a study on the beach mouse,
not to be confused with the com-
mon house mouse. These mice
have a total average length of
about four (4) inches. The beach
mouse's common name is St. An-
drews Beach Mouse. This mouse
lives only on the sand dunes and
feeds primarily on sea oats, using
the white fuzz from the sedge
grass to line its little tunneled
nest, which it burrows in the side
of the sand dune. This small tun-
nel could easily be mistaken for a
ghost crab tunnel. Our beach
mice have cousins throughout
the panhandle. One named Perdi-
do Bay Beach Mouse and the oth-
er Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse.
All of these mice are not restrict-
ed to the location as suggested by
their name. They have an East
Coast relative called the Pallid
Beach Mouse, which is on the
threatened list, also due to the
loss of habitat, due to develop-
ment. But out at St. Joseph State
Park, it is just another one of our
natural resources that are pro-
tected through your support of
the- State Park, which provides
natural habitat for all the original
natural Florida.

Nikki Wittman Takes

Beauty Pageant Honors

Nikki Wittman, granddaugh-
ter of Nellie Andrews and daugh-
ter of Judy Harvey of St. Joe
Beach, participated in the Ameri-
can Cover Miss Pageant held at
the Panama City Garden Club on
Saturday, March 11. Nikki placed
first in photogenic and best fash-
ion. She was first runner up in
overall and second runner up in

Card of Thanks
I want to thank all the mem-
bers of the many churches, all
my friends and neighbors for
their prayers for my 28-year-old
granddaughter, Dana Suits, of
Oklahoma City, Okla. She has
nearly full use and feeling of her
legs and is. home but going to
therapy daily. It will be some time
before she is able to return to her
Wauneta & Jack Brewer

Funds Needed

The Beautification Committee of Port St. Joe is planning a
Tree-planting Program Involving Fifth Street and Hwy. 98 be-
tween the ANRR Overpass and 9th Street,
Since the Committee is unfunded, it Is soliciting funds from
private individuals to finance the program which will com-
mence shortly. Trees used In the plan will be Bradford Pear
and either Oleander or Crape Myrtle. Cost of the trees will be
about $10.00 each.
Anyone wishing to make a contribution to the program is
asked to mall their check to: Beautification Committee, c/o Em-
ily Roche, Box 896, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Any amount wifl be


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Joy Holder 648-8493
Dot Craddock 648-5486
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37th St., Mexico Beach: Vacant lot,
75'x100'; nice building lot, close to
beach, pier, beachside. $59,900.
Azalea Dr., Mexico Beach: Vacant
lot, 75'x100', close to beach. $15,500.

35TH St Mexico Beach: Large 3 bd., 3 ba. unfur-
nished, close to pier, very nice, Reduced to
35th St.: Big 1900 plus sq. ft. townhome, 3,bd., 3
ba., gorgeous sunsets, near .er I I.l rn:.0:
.Cortez St. End Triplex at St. Joe Beach: Lg. 3
bd., 21/2 ba., covered eck, good layout, fireplaces,
9815 Hwy. 98: Lovely 2 bd., 21/2 ba., furnished,
9821 Hwy. 98: beauitufully furnished 2 bd., 2 1/2
ba. townhomes. Reduced $98,500.
9811 Hwy. 98, Spacious 3 bd., 2 1/2 ba. townhome
w/f.p., nicely furnished. Reduced to $117,500.
9735 Hwy. 98: Roomy 3 bd., 21/2 ba. townhome,
completely furnished w/f.p. Reduced $110,000.
Ward St.: WATERFRONT: half of duplex, 3 bd., 2
ba., turnished,f.p., NICEI Reduced $121,500.
Gulf Aire Drive: Vacant lot, Block C, $12,900.
Gulf Aire Drive: Vacant corner lot next to tennis
courts, $20,000.
211 Sea Pines Lane, 2 homes in 1, professionally
decorated upstairs with mother-in-law suite down-
stairs. Total of 4 bd., 2 be., 2 kitchens, jacuzzi,
stone fireplace, built-in appliances, furn.,.$127,500.
GulFAire Drive: 2 triplexes 1 bd. w/loft each, total
of 6 units, furnished. $38,900 ea.
305 Gulf Aire Drive: Beautiful gulf view, 3 bd., 2
ba. brick home, dbl. garage. $115,000.
321 Beacon Road. New 2400 sq. ft. nice decor, 3
bd., 3 1/2 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 upstairs,
408 Gulf Aire Dr.: New 3 bd., 2 ba. brick home, 2
car garage, patio, f.p., ceiling fans ata ready for you
price, $89,000.
Gulf Aire Dr.: Good corner single family lot,
Beacon Road: Nice single family lot, good neigh-
borhood, Reduced to $25,000.
Beacon Road: Two large single family lots. One
$19,500, and one reduced to $16,500.
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 $105,000.
Gulf Aire Dr.: Duplex, 3 bd., 2 ba. ea. side, excel.
construction. $76,500 per unit.
Gulf Aire Dr.: Duplex, triplex or single family vacant
lot, $22,900.
100' gulffront lot, by 486' deep. Good access from
paved road. $90,750.
Bay St.: Furnished for instant living, mobile home,
can be a permanent home or-retreat. Attractive
spacious 1488 sq. ft. includes 2 screen porches,
deck, liv. rm, kitchen w/dining-breakfast bar. 2 bd./

2 ba.-separate, paved street, high lot.
Bay St.: 2 bd., 1 ba., frame home on 1 1/2 lots in
first block, good buy, $41,000.
Selma SL: Large 3 bd., 2 ba. fp, fenced yd., swim-
ming pool needs repair. Get ready for summer,
Hwy. 98 between Balboa & Magellan. Develop-
ersl 3/4 of block plus 1 lot. Look to the future. Su-
per investment. $330,000.
Corner of Court & Alabama, St Joe Beach: New
frame stilt home. 2 bd., 1 ba.. liv./dinJkitchen com-
bo, nice deck, furnished, clVa. $77,900.
Columbus St: Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba. mobile home,
shady lot, Reduced to $32,500. Make offer.
St Joseph Shores: Great buy for home across
street from beach. 2 bd, 1 1/2 ba. townhome, turn.,
$58,500 or $194,000 for all 4.
DeSoto St: Newly remodeled 1 bd., 1 ba. house,
walk-in closets, ceiling fans, shed. 1/2 block to
beach. Partially furnished. Reduced to $50,000.
Alabama: Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba. mobile home, ch/a,
screen porches, fully fenced, landscaped. $45,000.
Selma St: Super nice Ig. double wide furnished 3
bd., 2 ba. trailer on 1 1/2 lots, with ig. utility house.
Immaculate. Reduced to $49.950,
Corner of Balboa & U.S. 98 Gulf Pointe No. 1:
Beautifully furnished 2 bd., 2 1/2 bath condo, great
price, $79,900.
Coronado Townhomes: 2 bdrm., 1 1/2 ba., dedi-
cated beach. Unobstructed view. All amenities. Fur-
nished $84,900; unfurnished $74,500. ,
3 lots Pineda SL: 1 st block $55,900.
U.S. 98 between Cortez & DeSoto: 3 bd., 2 ba.,
unobstructed Gull view. Gas, cen. h&a, great buy,

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Balboa St.: Speakers, music system in lovely, com-
fortable 24'x60' double wide 3 bdrrm., 2 ba., modu-
lar home, screened 12x32' front porch, f.p. c/ha.
Watch the birds feed from glassed 12x2Z Fla. rm.,
as no paint brush needed 150'x150', 1 1/2 blocks
fro-n 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 Cronado & Balboa St: 50' lot on Hwy.

.. ..... PORT ST. JOE
110 Sunset Circle, Lovely brick home on corner lot
and 1/2. 3 bd., 2 ba., garden, fruit trees, other ex-
tras. Super neighborhood. Reduced to $89,999.
1309 Long Ave.: Redone 3 bd., 1 ba., ch/a, nice
den and deck. Good price, $39,500.
2012 Long Ave., Port St. Joe: 3 or 4 bedrooms. 2
bath, nice home near schools, chain ling fence,
swimming pool, $85,900.
Port St. Joe: Established area. excellent neighbor-
hood, beautifully landscaped, 3 bd., 2 ba., fireplace,
country kitchen, attractively priced.
FEATURE OF THE WEEK: 517 10th St.: Nice sol-.
id starter home, 2 bd., 1 ba. on 2 1/2 lots. Room to
expand. $32,000.
1301 Monument Ave.: 2 homes, one 3 bd., 2 ba.,
f.p. and one 1 bd., 1 ba. on corner lot & extra lot.
Possibilities. $56,500. Make offer.
2004 Juniper Ave.: Comfortable 3 bd., 1 1/2 ba.
brick home, just redone, swimming pool, 1 1/2 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. In-
terested? $134,900.
Faulk Place and 6th SL: Vacant lot.100'x120' ap-
prox. $10,000.
Beacon Hill Bluff: Lg. 4 bd., 2 ba. home, ch&a. to-
tally furnished, gorgeous decor, screen porch, deck,
landscaped, $149,500.
Then assure your fantastic view Buy the water-
front lot across highway at $65,000.
Lovely waterfront duplex: 1 bd., 1 1/2 ba. each
side. Furnished. Super rental. $80,000 each side.
3rd Ave.: Niced 14x60' Scot 1984 mobile home,. 2
bdrm., 1 ba. custom built masonite siding, shingle
roof, other extras. $35,000.
39th SL, north of Hwy. 98: Want to go fishing?
House on canal, 2 bd., 1 ba., 10(7 on canal, den,
deck, sea wall, floating dock, $89,900.
37th St., close to pier: Comfortable 2 bd., 1 1/2
ba., townhome, great getaway,,$76,000.
44th SL: Nice large vacant lot, $25,000.
1810 Hwy. 98, 3 bd., 3-ba. 2 story, screen porch,
partially fenced. Good future investment, $95,000.
Louisiana & Florida Ave., Comfortable 3 bd., 2 ba.
double wide, fp. fruit trees, fenced; $40,700.
41st St. Beachalde: Unit in four plex. Neat as a
pini Furnished, 2 bd., 1 1/2 ba. Very affordable.
12th St. & U.S. 98, Beachfront Homel 3 bd., 2 ba.
w/sun room & Ig. kitchen. $125,000.
Hwy. 98 NEWI Great gulf viewl 2 bd., 2 ba. house,
covered deck upstairs; office, business or bedroom
downstairs w/3/4 bath. PossbilitiesI $155.000.
507 Cathey Lane: 2 bd., 2 ba. mobile home w/Fla.
rm., 1g. lot, all fenced. Shop with electric & phone.
Immaculatel $45,000.
117 40th St. Apt. 2: 2 bd., 1 ba., close to beach,
120 Miramar Dr.: Recently redone 3 bd., 2 ba.
brick home, nicely and fully furnished. Landscaped.
Hwy. 98: Great buy for hone across street from
beach. Nice 2 bd., 1 1/2 ba. tpwnhomes, furnished.
$48.500 ea. or $194,000 for 4 4.
Grand Isle, 231 Kim Kove: Two good building lots,
each 75'xl 15'. Cleared and high. $10,000 ea.
404 Sth SLt: 2 bd.. 2 ba., cen. h&a, mobile home, 2
screen porches, Ig. outside utility house, very nice,
on Ig. lot. $44,500.
35th St.: 2 bd., 1 ba., 56'x14' furnished mobile
home. NICEI $35,000.
12th St Business Center: commercial lot 2nd
from highway, $35,000.
13th SL: 120'x90' dose to beach. $28,000.
Grand Isle, Nan Nook: 3 bd., 1 ba., f.p., w/
efficiency apt., lots of extras. $87,000.
Intracoastal Waterway: 3 bd., 2 ba. home w/dbl.
garage, plus deck, 400' on Intracoastal Waterway,
deep water marina, Ig. enough to dock a sea-going
vessel up to 120'. Located on 7,5 acres, all cleared
and fenced, private and quiet, $275,000.
Hwy. 386, Sunshine Acres: Two-thirds cleared, Ig.
garden area, 125' on highway. 12 miles to beach.
Overstreet: 2 d res, beautiful pines, good entrance
drive, a gorgeous home site. $17.500.
Overstreet Hwy. 386 before bridge, 1.47 acres,
septic tank. light pole, well, $15,000.




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tn Review for CTBS

the jail because this are is also used for public via-
tation with the prisoners. He stated that, as the
fence now stands, objects may be passed through
to or from the prisoners, and he suggested con-
struction of a 4-foot fence approximately 4 feet
from the existing fence. Building Inspector Manuel
Stated that If the barrier Is moved further away, a
lesser barrier may be used which would be a lot
cheaper (cable could be put up 6 feet from the ex-
isting fence). Upon Inquiry about the cost of this
additional fence, Commissioner Gortman moved
that the Sheriff get quotes and report back to the
Board. After discussion., Commissioner Gortman
withdrew his motion. Upon request by the Sheriff,
Commissioner Gortman moved that the Board al-
low a fence to be Installed in this area. Commis-
sioner Peters seconded the motion, and it passed
with the following vote: Commissioners Gortman,
Parker. and Peters voted yes. Chairman Birming-
ham and Commissioner Creamer voted no.
i Survey Proposals Landlil/Compactor
Admin. Asat. Wells reported that he and Mr.
Manuel have reviewed the proposals and would
.like to recommend the proposal from Baskerville-
Donovan Engineers, in the amount of $960.00.
Commissioner Gortman moved that the Board ac-
cept this recommended proposal on an emergency
basis, and Commissioner Parker seconded the mo-
tion. Upon inquiry by Commissioner Peters about
the proposal being for 40 acres, Chairman Birm-
ingham stated that the Board will have an option
for the 40 acres before it is surveyed. Upon inquiry
by Commissioner Peters about the acreage needed
for this site. Mosquito Control Director Graves
stated that the Board should buy the whole 40
acres If It Is available. The motion then passed
with the following vote: Chairman Birmingham
and Commissioners Creamer, Gortman, and Park-
er voted yes. Commissioner Peters voted no. Com-
missioner Gortman reported that if the County
buys the whole 40 acres they can get it for
$1,000.00 per acre, but if they buy less acreage,
the price will go up. After discussion, Chairman
Birmingham requested that Commissioner Gort-
man contact the property owner to see If the
County can buy the whole 40 acres, but make pay-
ment in 2 Installments (part now, and the balance
in the next fiscal yearr. Chairman Birmingham
gave the Chair to Vice-Chairman Peters, and
moved that the Board authorize Commissioner
Gortman to act as their agent to see if he can ne-
gotiate to pay one-half of the payment upon filing
of the contract, and the other half in November. He
also included in his motion that if the property
owner is not agreeable, then Commissioner Gort-
man shall work out a suitable agreement with
them to obtain the 40 acres, if the soil is suitable
for a Class III landfill. Commissioner Creamer sec-
,K) onded the motion, and It passed with the following
vote: Commissioners Birmingham, Creamer, Gort-
man, and Parker voted yes. Chairman Peters voted
no. Chairman Peters returned the Chair to Com-
missioner Birmingham. After discussion about the
soil, construction of the compactor site, and opera-
tional costs at this time ($8,500.00 per month).
Commissioner Creamer moved that the Board
have Baskerville-Donqvan Engineers test the soil
to ensure that it Is siAtable for a Class III landfill
Commissioner Gortman seconded the motion, and
It passed with the following vote: Chairman Birm-
ingham and Commissioners Creamer, Gortman,
and Parker voted yes. Commissioner Peters voted
no. Chairman Birmingham directed Attorney Rish
to contact Mr. Kriegel, with the Department of En-
vironmental Regulation, to inform him of what the
Board is doing.
Job Applications Civil Defense Secretary
Admin. AssL Wells reported that all appli-
cants for the Civil Defense secretarial position
were given a preliminary typing test, and those
who passed it were given a basic secretarial skills
test and were Interviewed. He then recommended
that the Board hire Sue Arm Kennington for this
position. Commissioner Creamer moved that the
Board approve this recommendation, and Conmmis-
sioner Parker seconded the motion. Upon inquiry
by Commissioner Peters, Admin. Asst. Wells re-
ported that all 33 applicants were given the prelim-
inary typing test, and the 14 who passed were giv-
en a basic skills test and were interviewed. The
motion then passed with the following vote: Com-
missioners Creamer, Parker, and Peters voted yes.
Chairman Birmingham and Commissioner Gort-
man voted no.
Memorandum -Gulf County Senior Citl-
Admin. Ast. Wells reported that the Senior
Citizens Association has submitted a letter declin-
ing their designation of being the Coordinative
Transportation Provider for Gulf County. After dis-
cussion, Chairman Birmingham requested that
Admin. Asst Wells contact John Gilmore, to see if
he Is interested in this program, before he talks to
Walter Cadwell of the Department of Transporta-
tion. He also requested that Mr. Wells bring back a
report at the next meeting.
Apalachee Regional planning Council
SAdmin. Asst. Wells reported that Keeley Col-
bert has agreed to continue as the County's repre-
sentative to the Apalachee Regional Planning
Council, and he reported that a letter has been
sent to'the cities but no answer has been received.
Admin. Asst. Wells reported that the Jack-
son County Board of County Commissioners has
invited the Board to attend a special workshop on
rural county problems, on February 1, 1989, at
9:00 a.m. Commissioner Creamer and Commis-
sioner Parker reported that they will attend this
workshop, if the Board has no objection. .
Panhandle Private Industry Council
Admin. Asst. Wells reported that the Pan.
handle Private Industry Council has written the
Board to notify them that Tim Grifin's position on
the Council is going to be vacated, and to request
that they present nominations for a replacement.
Division of Forestry
Admin. Asst. Wells discussed a rural fire pro-
tection grant submitted to the Division of Forestry.
and reported that letters were sent to the County's
rural fire departments on the same day that the
application was received, due to the quick turn
around time demanded.
Emergency Food & Shelter Program Sen.
lor Citizens
Admin. Asst. Wells reported that the Senior
Citizens applications for Federal Emergency Food
& Shelter money needs to be approved by the
Board. Upon motion by Commissioner Gortman,
second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved this application.
Landfll Grantse
Admin. Asst. Wells reported that he has con-
tacted the County Engineers and the Department
of Environmental Regulation, but has received no
information about possible landfill grants at this
time. Commissioner Gortman discussed a
$25,000.00 per year recycling grant, and reported
that he will give Admin. Asst Wells a number to
call concerning this.
Eda Grant Dalkelth Road
Admin. Asst. Wells reported that he contact-
ed the Department of Commerce concerning the
possibility of the County obtaining an Economic
Development Administration grant to finish paving
the Dalkelth Road down to Willis Landing. He stat-
ed that If the proposed commerce is done through
M-K Ranches and the product Is sold to the gener-
al public, It does not qualify (the product must go
to a wholesaler). He also stated that there must be
a market of regional scope, and must have a maxi-
mum expenditure of state funds of $5,000.00 per
Job created. Admin. Asst. Wells also reported that
the last time the County applied for an EDA grant,
the application was over $4,000.00 I
S Lease Dozler Property Beacon Hill
Clerk LIster reported that J.K. Peddle has
purchased the property owned by Graham Dozler
at Beacon Hill, and Is requesting that the Board
execute a lease with him (as they did with Mr. Doz-
ier), through which the County can use his proper-
ty if they pay the taxes on it. Jean Arnold Inquired
about the County deleting taxes from the tax roll
for this property in the past, and stated that she is
opposed to the County deleting property taxes for
land they do not need. After discussion, and upon
motion by Commissioner Creamer, second by
Commissioner Parker, and unanimous ,vote, the
Board agreed to table this request, until the next
regular meeting, for study. Chairman Birmingham
requested that the minutes be researched concern-
ing adoption of the lease with Mr. Dozier. Upon re-
quest by Commissioner Gortman, Commissioner
Creamer stated that he will go look at the property
to see If the County can use L.
Coordinating Council on the Transuporta-
tion Disadvantaged
Clerk Lister brought to the Board's attention
a memorandum from the Coordinating Council on
the Transportation Disadvantaged concerning pro-
posed legislation for funding, and requesting Infor-
mation from the County If they are interested in
participating (50/50 match). The Board took no
action at this time.
Legislature Court Ordered Payments
Upon inquiry by Clerk Lister, Attorney Rish
reported that the County Is going to request that
the Legislature introduce a Claims Bill to get reim-
bursement for the County for their expenses in the
case of the State vs. Clyde Melvin.
Gulf County Farms
Attorney Rish reported that Commissioner
Gortman and Mr. Core are still working on the
Gulf County Farms road problem. After discussion
about a ditch that needs to be cleaned and a cul-

vert that needs to be repaired, Road Superinten-
dent Lester reported that he has not seen any oth-
er problems. Attorney Rish reported that they will
work on this, and report back at a later date.
Central Landing Subdivision
Attorney Rish reported that, in 1975, LE.
Browder had a subdivision, but would not comply
with the regulations, therefore the Board would
not accept his plat. He stated that it is in the
County's plat book, but is not an official plat. At-
torney Rish reported that on this plat there Is an
area marked "park", 'but Mr. Core has stated that
it has never been used as a public park. He stated
that Ray Syfrett now owns this property, and
wants a permit to go out to the lake, but the State
must be assured that the County does not own/
claim the property. Attorney Rish requested that
the Commissioners look at this property, and let
Mr. Syfrett know If they have taken any claim to it
S In the past.

Dead Lakes State Park
Attorney Rish reported that the Departmer,
of Natural Resources has been contacted, and they
are supposed to go check on the boat ramp project
at the Dead Lakes State Park.
County Road 386
Chairman Birmingham discussed the letter
from the Department of Transportation, which
states that they are transferring Jurisdictional re-
sponsibility of County Road 386 to the County
highway system. Admin. Asst. Wells reported that
he used this letter as a guide to write the Board's
letter of objection back to the Department.
Driveways Highway 71
Chairman Birmingham discussed that there
are 3 to 6-Inch driveway drop-offs on Highway 71,
in the Honeyville area. He requested that the
Board write Mr. Waddell. of the Department of
Transportation, asking them to repair these drive-
ways. Upon motion by Commissioner Gortman,
second by Commissioner Creamer, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed to write this letter.
Rock Removal Dead Lakes Dam
Chairman Birmingham reported that biolo-
gists have stated that since the water is low at the
Dead Lakes Dam, the rocks will keep the fish from
going into the Dead Lakes. He stated that they
need to get the rocks out of this channel and
stockpile them so the fish can migrate. After dis-
cussion. Chairman Birmingham requested that
Road Superintendent Lester remove and stockpile
these rocks sometime in February. The Board had
no objection.
Floating Bridge Overstreet
Chairman Birmingham discussed that the
previous Board was Interested in preserving the
old Overstreet floating bridge and placing It in a
park. but he was told the State is going to sink It
off Cedar Key for a fishing reef. Upon Inquiry, At-
torney Rish reported that the bridge was promised
to Senator Kirkpatrick a long time ago, but he
thought they had decided not to follow through on
it. Upon inquiry by Chairman Birmingham, Com-
missioner Creamer moved that the Board continue
to pursue obtaining the old bridge. Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously. Chairman Birmingham requested that At-
torney Rish contact the necessary individuals to
pursue this.
Maintenance Old Wewahitchka Court-
Chairman Birmingham reported that the jan-
itor for the Wewahitchka Courthouse has quit, and
he reported that the State will continue to pay
one-half of the salary of a janitor, but would like
for the County to hire the person this time. He
stated that he would like for the Board to advertise
to contract with a person to clean the old court-
house 2 days per week (at $3.50 per hour). and to
have Joe Bearden go to Wewahitchka on a weekly .
basis to check on the Courthouse and oversee the
employee. The Board had no objection. Chairman
Birmingham requested that Admin. Asst. Wells re-
ceive the applications for the next regular meeting.
Change Street Name
Commissioner Parker discussed a letter from
Leonard Costin, of Cape Plantation, requesting
that the Board change the name of West Ruther-
ford Road to Airport Road. After discussion, Com-
missioner Parker moved that the Board hold a
public hearing to consider changing the name of
West Rutherford Road to Airport Road, and Com-
missioner Creamer seconded the motion. After dis-
cussion about the residents on the road being no-
tified of the public hearing, the motion passed
unanimously. Chairman Birmingham directed that
the public hearing be set for February 28. 1989, at
7:10 p.m.
SDredging Permits St. Joseph Bay
Commissioner Parker presented a permit ap-
plication which was filed with the Army Corps of
Engineers, for dredgin in Tapper's Basin in St. Jo-
seph Bay. He then moved that the Board write a
letter to the Corps of Engineers to request that
they hold a public hearing in Gulf County (for this
or any other permit application for dredging in St.
Joseph Bay) before the permit is approved. Com-
missioner Peters seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously. Chairman Birmingham di-
rected Deputy Clerk Collier to write this letter.
Speed Limit White City
Commissioner Creamedr reported that he
has been contacted by citizens in White City who
would like for 15 mph speed zones to be set on 3
roads in White City. He then moved that the Board
set 15 mph speed zones and post signs on Volun-
teer Road, Road 20. and Beatty Road, in White
City. Commissioner Parker seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously. Chairman Birming-
ham directed Road Superintendent Lester to in-
stall these signs.
Pagers Search & Rescue Unit
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Creamer,
Deputy Clerk Collier reported that it was not clear
at the last meeting whether the pagers should be
advertised for bid or purchased on an emergency
basis. She also stated that his motion was to pur-
chase 3 pagers, but the City of Pert at Joe has re-
quested tht the County buy all 6 and bill them for
3. After discussion, Commissioner Creamer moved
to purchase 6 pagers for the Search & Rescue Unit
on an emergency basis, and Commissioner Parker
seconded the motion. Upon inquiry by Commis-
sioner Peters, Commissioner Creamer reported
that this is an emergency because the City is oper-
ating without pagers, and he would like to see this
unit in full operation. Upon further inquiry by
Commissioner Peters about disregarding the bid-
ding procedure, Commissioner Creamer stated
that he was under the impression that taking
quotes Is the proper procedure to follow when
something Is purchased on an emergency basis.
After discussion, the motion passed with the fol-
lowing vote: Chairman Birmingham and Commis-
sioners Creamer, Gortman, and Parker voted yes.
Commissioner Peters voted no. Chairman Birming-
ham requested that Commissioner Creamer have
someone from the Search & Rescue Unit to obtain
Flagpole Lights
Commissioner Creamer reported that Vete-
ran Service Officer Jim Sealey has requested that
the Board put lights on the flagpole, in front of the
Courthouse, that will shine on the flag so it can be
flown 24 hours a day. He reported that Admin.
Asst. Wells confirmed that there are fittings al-
ready there, and the Board would, only have to
purchase the lights for the flagpole and have Mr.
Bearden install them when he has time. Commis-
stoner Peters seconded the motion, and it passed
Health Department
Commissioner Creamer discussed a letter
from Paul Fitzgerald, Administrator of Gulf Pines
Hospital, concerning irregularities taking place at
the County Health Department. Chairman Birm-
ingham discussed that other problems may have
arisen, or there may not be any, and he appointed
Commissioner Gortman and Commissioner
Creamer to check into this matter arrd report back
to the Board.
Solid Waste Recycling
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Peters about
meeting the July 1 deadline for beginning to recy-
cle, Chairman Birmingham stated that the Board
has no choice. He stated that there are 5 things
that can be recycled, and at least 3 of them must
be done. He also stated that he and Mosquito Con-
trol Director GrAves have discussed setting aside a
place to recycle white goods, tires, and another of
the remaining 3 things. Commissioner Creamer
stated that at the workshop that he and Commis-
sioner Peters attended in Tallahassee, it was dis-
cussd that there are grants available for recycling
tires. Commissioner Gortman discussed that Cal-
houn County is going to install a tire shredder,
and he was told that Gulf County can take tires
there to have them shredded. After discussion
about some companies who want used tires, Com-
missioner Creamer moved that the Board apply for
any grant available for recycling tires. Commis-
sioner Peters seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously. Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Creamer about who will prepare the grant applica-
tion, Chatrman Birmingham stated that they will
check with Baskerville-Donovan Engineers.
Sales Tax Gabage
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Peters about
having the Legislature introduce a bill to allow
Gulf County to use sales tax for the disposal of sol-
id waste, Attorney Rish reported that he has tried
to contact them, but does not have an answer at
this time. After discussion. Chairman Birmingham
directed Deputy Clerk Collier to write Senator
Bruner and Representative Trammel to request
that they introduce legislation to allow Gulf
County to adopt a 1-cent sales tax to pay for the
disposal of solid waste, if it is approved by the vot-
ers, Commissioners Peters stated that the Board
also needs to consider a second option for revenue,
In case this fails. Chairman Birmingham stated
that the Board should know something from this
sales tax within about 60 days (Legislation begins
in April). Commissioner Peters discussed the time
Involved with having a special election, etc.
Road Department Employee
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Peters con-
cerning Road Department employee Gene Arm-
strong, Road Superintendent Lester reported that
he is not sure whether or not Mr. Armstrong re-
ceived a settlement from workmen's comp. Attor-
ney Rish reported that he does not know the exact
figure (approximately $45,000.00), but he did re-
ceive a settlement After further discussion con-
cerning legal problems that may arise with him re-
turning to work, Chairman Birmingham requested
that Attorney Rish study this and report back to
the Board.
Gasoline Tax

Chairman Birmingham presented a break-
down of estiamted proceeds that would be received
from a Local Option Gas Tax. and requested that
the Board study this and consider adopting this
tax to repair County roads.
Road Department Equipment
Commissioner Gortman reported that the
Board has a motor grader arm to pull ditches that
Is not being used (worth 4 or 5 thousand dollars),
and he moved that the Board advertise to receive
bids to sell this piece of equipment, and place the '
money in the Road Department Budget. Commis-
sioner Peters seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously. Chairman Birmingham directed
Road Superintendent Lester to provide Deputy
Clerk Colier with the specifications so she can ad-
vertise to receive the bids.

The students at Wewahitchka
Elementary School will be getting
out for the Easter holdiays on
Wednesday, March 22 at 11:55
a.m. through April 2. They will re-
sume school on Monday, April
Students returning to school
on Monday, April 3 will be given
further review for the Compre-
hensive Test of Basic Skills
(CTBS). Parents can help their
child by making sure they get ad-
equate sleep, a proper breakfast,
and encouraging words.

Many people ask if they may
deduct expenses for the use of
their home for business purpos-
es. This question is often asked
by the school teacher who grades
papers at home, the person that
takes work home from the office,
and the salesman that stores his
product in his home.
Here are the rules. To be de-
ductible, the expense relating to
the use of the taxpayers home for
business purposes must be at-
tributable to the portion of the
home used exclusively and on a
regular basis as:
1. The principal place of
business for any trade or
business of the taxpayer
2. A place of business
which is used by patients,
clients, or customers in
meeting or dealing with
the taxpayer in the nor-
mal course of business.
For an employee, the use of
his home must also be 'for the
convenience of his employer.
The two key points are the ex-
clusive use rule iS the taxpayer
whose trade or business is selling
products at retail and whose

The Dental Hygiene and Den-
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Coast Community College are still
accepting applications for the fall
term which begins in August.,

Survey Road Department Pit,
Commissioner Gortman reported that all of
-the Road Department pit property needs to be li-
cated (instead of just the north line), and he moved
that the Board adverse 'to receive bids to have the
whole Road Department pit property surveyed.
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
There being no further business, the meeting
did then adjourn.
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
James E. Creamer, Jimmy 0. Gortman, and Don-
ald B. Parker. Others present were: Attorney Wil-
liam J. Rish, Admin. Asst/Civil Defense Director
Larry Wells, Deputy Clerk Towan Collier, and
Building Inspector De Wayne Manuel.
The meeting came to order at 7:05 p.m.
Rev. Charles Jackson, of Glad Tidings As-
sembly of God Church, opened the meeting with
prayer, and Chairman Birmingham led the Pledge
of Allegiance to the flag.
Chairman Birmingham reported that the
purpose of this meeting is to hold a public hearing
concerning the Board's proposed animal control
ordinance. He stated that this ordinance will be
fore the unincorporated areas of the County only,
and the official decision on the ordinance will be
made at the regular Board meeting tomorrow
morning. The following citizens then appeared be-
fore the Board to speak in favor of this proposed
Harold Holloway, Wewahltchka: Discussed
the need for the City of Wewahlitchka to adopt this
same ordinance.
Barbara Shirley-Scott, Wewahltchka: Stated
that Wewahltchka needs a similar ordinance, and
discussed dog problems in the City and on the
Rev. Charles Jackson, Wewahltchka: Dis-
cussed projected cost of enforcing this ordinance.
and that the City needs one.
Chairman Birmingham stated that presently
the Board is planning for most of the costs to be
paid by the owner of the animal, but they are go-
ing to have to allow a trial period to see what hap-
pens. Commissioner Creamer stated that the Sher-
iff will be the "dog catcher" until the Board can
hire one (possibly in the next fiscal year).
Grady Booth, Wewahitchka: Commended the
Board on the ordinance, and stated that he hopes
the City adopts It.
Preston McCormick, Wewahltchka: Stated
that he would like for the City to adopt It.
Harold Holloway, Wewahitchka: Reported
that if the Board adopts it tomorrow morning, he
will take it to the City Commission tomorrow
Vera Wilson, Howard Creek: Reported that
Commissioner Gortman has seen their problem at
Howard Creek.
Upon motion by Commissioner Gortman,
second by Commissioner Creamer, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tabled this matter until
10:00 a.m., E.S.T., tomorrow (2/14/89).
After discussion by Chairman Birmingham,
Attorney Rish reported that there is always a pos-
sibility of future problems with this ordinance, and
if there are, an ordinance amendment can be
adopted at any time.
There being no further business, the meeting
did then adjourn.

Mrs. Joyce Groom, fifth and
sixth grade reading teacher, has
just been initiated into Delta Kap-
pa Gamma, an International Soci-
ety of Women Educators. The
meeting was held at the Four
Winds Restaurant on Saturday,
March 11, with ladies from Bay,
Calhoun, and Gulf counties
present. The speaker for the day
was Joe Grammar, who spoke on
'The Latch Key Child". Also ini-
tiated from Wewahitchka was
Mrs. Sharon Gaskin from the
high school.

home is the sole location of his
place of business. In this case,
the expenses allocable to space
used as a storage area for inven-
tory are deductible.
The regular basis rule simply
means that a person must use
this space for business purposes
on a regular basis. An occasional
or incidental business use will
not justify the deduction. If your
business is of a nature whereby
clients, patients, or customers
come to you in -the normal course
of business, then this space must
be used for that purpose.
If you pass all the above tests
and are allowed the deduction,
there is an overall limit on the
amount that is deductible. The
expenses attributed to the busi-
ness use of the home cannot ex-
ceed the gross income earned
from such business use of the
One word of caution, if you
are using a portion of your home
for business purposes in the year
you sell the home, then that busi-
ness portion of your home does
not qualify for deferment of gain
under the residence replacement

Dental Hygiene applications
must be submitted before April
30. The Admissions Committee
will select the class for 1989 in
early May.
Since the application process
can be lengthy, those interested
should contact Dr. George
JDaughtery or Sue Suggs. at 769-
1551, ext. 345, for additional in-
formation and assistance. Be-
cause admission to the program
is limited, it is imperative that
those interested act now, Dr.
Daughter said.
Applications for the Dental
Assisting Program must be sub-
mitted by June 1. More informa-
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For example, if you sell your
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Jason is the son of Ronald and
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For Rent: 2 bdrm. house with
deck & covered porch. washer hook-
up, chain link fenced, gulf view, St.
Joe Beach. $265 furnished. Call 1-
234-0581 or 1-769-9007. tfc 2/23
For Rent or Sale: 2 bdrm., 2 bath
house at Cape San Blas, many extras.
Call 229-8385 or 227-1689. tfe 1/5

6 month lease, 1st month 1/2
price. 1 year lease, 1st month
FREE. 2 bdrm., $325 mo. 3
bdrm., $375 mo. Located on
Long Ave. 1 yr. old. Cen. h/a,
carpet, refrig., stove, d/w, cell-
ing fans, deposit required. Call
Kenny at 229-6509 or Phil at
tfc 2/9

4 bd., 2 ha. unfurn. house,
Gulf Aire ............ $700 mo.
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.......... $500 mo.
2 bd., ba. unfurn. apt. 41st St.
Mexico Beach...... $350 mo.
1 bd., 1 ba. furn. apt.
Gulf Aire ............ $325 mo.
1 bd., 2 ba. unfurn. apt. MB $400
1 bd., 2 ba. furn. apt. MB $450

2 bd., 1 ba. furn. house MB $350
3bd., 1 ba. furn. MB $285
3 bd., 2 ba. unfurnished
Overstreetarea.......... $550


P. 0. Box 13332
Mexico Beach, FL 32410

Monthly Rentals: 1, 2 and 3
bedroom homes and townhouses, fur-
nished or unfurnished. Off-season
rates. ERA Parker Realty, Hwy. 98 &
31st St., Mexico Beach. 904/648-
5777. tfc 2/2

For Rent: Mini-warehouse stor-
age. For more information call 229-
6200. tfc 2/2

2 bdrm. spacious apartments,
easy to heat and cool. Reasonable de-
posit & rent. No pets. Call 227-1689
after 6 p.m. Best deal in town, save
on utility bills tfc 1/5
Furnished Ig. 1 bedroom apt.
h&a, no pets. Nicely fum., 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 2/2
Warehouse space with office. Ap-
prox. 850 sq. ft. Suitable for contrac-
tor or small service business. 227-
1100 days only. tfc 2/2

No need for wet carpets. Dry
clean them with HOST. Use rooms
right away. Rent machine. St. Joe
Furniture, 227-1251. thru 12/88

Mobile home lots for rent at Sun
and Sand Mobile Home Park, 386-A,
Mexico Beach. Lots 40'x80'. All hook-
ups, elec., water, septic, tel., cable
TV, nat. gas, $65 a month lot rent.
648-8201. tfc 2/2

'83 4 dr. Chevette, very good run-
ning cond., $1395 and 14' Jon wood
boat and trailer, good cond. $350.
229-8320. 2tc 3-9
1985 Plymouth Tourismo hatch-
back, 4 speed, fwd, am/fm stereo,
good tires, nice interior, asking
$3,000 obo. Call 229-6323 after 6
p.m. tfc 3/2
1983 Buick Regal, at, ps, pb, pw,
new engine, excel. condition. $4990.
See at Gulf Sands Motel. tfc 1/26

1984 Nissan 300ZX, 2 + 2, 5
speed, loaded, new Michelins, call Rex
Buzzett at 229-8771 day or 227-1753
after 6 p.m. tfc 1/12
1986 Z-28, take over payments,
St. Joe Papermakers Federal Credit
Union, 227-1156. tfc 2/2
Surplus Vehicles from $100. Fords,
Chevys, Corvettes, etc., in your area.
For info call (602) 842-1051, ext.
3390. 4tp 3/2

log homes
Your complete Log Home
Company has all of America's
finest lines, starting at $12,475.
Great earning potential, will
not interfere with present
employment. Investment
100% secured by model home.
Call Don Hickman
Toll Free 1-800-633-0670 or
Collect 615-399-1721.
P.O. Box 171080
Nashville, TN 37217

Log Home
Top Log Home Manufacturer,
builder seeks a Dealer in your
area. Protected territory, high
earning potential, and need
not interfere with current
employ. On site building
assistance, full training, and
leads provided. Must have
ability to mortgage, purchase,
or sell a model starting at
$13,370. Touch tone...dial
1-800-727-7333 then 254, or
call collect 1-615-895-0720.


427 River Rock Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Easy Workl Excellent Payl Assem-
ble products at home. Call for infor-
mation. 504-649-0670, ext. 9575.
2t 3/16

1,2 AND 3 BR
Cape San Blas, FL

FHP Is Conducting.Vehicle Inspections

The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting Driver License

and Vehicle Inspection Check-
points during the week of March

I Public Notices I

CASE NO.: 89-1
IN RE: The Estate of
ministration of the estate of Kabby White Eagle,
deceased, case number 89-1 is pending In the Cir-
cuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which, is 1000 Fifth Street.
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The personal repre-
sentatives of the estate are Bill White Eagle and
Judith Ann White Eagle whose address is 617
Maddox Street, Oak Grove, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. The name and address of the personal rep-
resentatives' attorney is set forth below.
All persons having claims or demands
against the estate are required, WITHIN THREE
CATION OF THIS NOTICE, to file with the clerk of
the above court a written statement of any claim
or demand they may have. Each claim must be in
writing and must indicate the basis for the claim,
the name and address of the creditor or his agent
or attorney, and the amount claimed. If the claim
is not yet due, the date when it will become due
shall be stated. If the claim is contingent or unliq-
uidated, the nature of the uncertainty shall be
stated. If the claim Is secured, the security shall be
described. The claimant shall deliver sufficient
copies of the claim to the clerk to enable the clerk
to mail one copy to each personal representative.
All persons interested in the estate to whom
a copy of this Notice of Administration has been
mailed are required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS
OF THIS NOTICE, to file any objections they may
have to the qualifications of the personal represen-
tatives or the venue or jurisdiction of the court.
Date of the first publication of this Notice of
Administration: March 16, 1989.
As Personal Representatives of the
Estate of Kabby White Eagle,
Attorney for Personal Representatives:
Samuel T. Adams
5501 Cherry Street
Panama City, Florida 32404
(904) 785-3469
Publish: March 16 and 23, 1989.

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Sec-
tion 865.09, Florida Statutes, the undersigned per-
sons 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 car-

ried on, to-wit:
COMPANY NAME: Coastal Plumbing and
LOCATION: RLt 1 Box 340, Wewahitchka.
Florida 32465
OWNERS: Joe Zay Jones, Rt 1 Box 340, We-
wahltchka, Florida 32465
Publish: March 9, 16. 23, and 30. 1989.
S Notice Is hereby given that the Gulf County
SBoard of County Commissioners will hold a public
hearing to consider closing, vacating, and aban-
doning all right, title, and interest in and to that
certain alley in Oak Grove Subdivision described
as follows:
That certain alley extending from Hunt-
er Street to Second Avenue In Block 2,
Oak Grove Subdivision
The hearing is scheduled for March 28, 1989
at 7:05 p.m., E.S.T., in the County Commissioners'
meeting room, at the Gulf County Courthouse in
Port St Joe, Florida. All interested persons desir-
ing to be heard are invited to attend.
Publish: March 16 and 23. 1989.
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Sec-
tion 865,09. Florida Statutes, the undersigned per-
sons 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 car-
*iried on, to-wit:
COMPANY NAME: B & D Boat Sales
LOCATION: SR 30 A Simmons Bayou
OWNERS: L. David Dean, Rt. 1 Box 95. Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456
Publish: March 16, 23, 30. and April 6. 1989.
Lanier the holder of the following Tax Certificate,
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, and the
names in which It was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 30. Year of Issuance: 1986.
Description of Property:
Lots 4 and 5 of Block 5, Douglas Land-
ing, Unit One, as shown by the Plat
thereof recorded in the Official Rlcords .
of Gulf County, Florida in Plat book 2.
Page 25.
Name in which assessed: Ella Frieman, Mar-
lene Saltzman, & Sylvan Fileman.'
All of said property being in the County of
Gulf, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed ac-
cording to law, the property described in such cer-
tificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the
Front Door of the Gulf County Courthouse at
11:00 o'clock A.M. on Monday, the 24th day of
April. 1989.
Dated this 10th day of March, 1989.
Clerk of Circuit Court.,
Gulf County. Florida
By:. /s Towan P. Collier.
Deputy Clerk
Publish: March 16, 23, 30 and April 6. 1989

17 thru 23 on SR-22, SR-71, SR-
30 and CR-386 in Gulf County.

Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equipment.
In addition, attention will be di-
rected to drivers who would vio-
late the driver license laws of

The patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
while insuring the protection of
all motorists.

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3 bdrm., 1 1/2 bath mobile
home, cen. h&a, ceiling fans, fully
furnished, Ig. screened porch. At Ken-
nedy Creek Campgrounds in Apalach-
icola National Forest. Nice for vaca-
tion, hunting or fishing. Call 1-639-
5778. 3t 3/16

Howard Creek, Blossom Hill Rd.,
1/2 acre with double wide mobile
home, 18 mos. old. Call 648-8673.
2t 3/16

3 lots for sale on Pine St., St. Joe
Beach. Call 229-8108 or 1-477-1988
after five. ltp 3/16

For Sale by Owner: 2 bdrm., 1
bath, liv. rm., dining rm., kitchen, w/
laundry rm., util. shed on 1 1/2 lots.
Asking price, $39,900 (below apprai-
sal), 1304 Palm Blvd. Call after 5:00,
229-8715. 3tc 3/16

Indian Pass Lot, 225'xl 10', high,
dry, trees, "grits" driveway, ready to
build, gulf view, nice neighborhood.
Call 227-1167 or 648-8624. tfc 2/9
316 & 318 Reid Ave., Port St.
Joe., 2 store fronts, 2 story bldg. is
1800 sq. feet each floor plus attic.
Now housing 2 businesses down-
stairs, upstairs could be storage or of-
fice space.

Sound studio combination 3
bdrm. living quarters w book, record
and gift shop includes all equipment,
stock, 50 seat sound proof auditori-
um equipped office, lobby, 3 baths.
Total 5,500 sq. ft. building, 115
Hunter St., Oak Grove.

501 First St., Port St. Joe,
3854 sq. ft. metal building offers
many business possibilities, built to
handle heavy equipment, has large
doors, 4 pivot hoists, exhaust fans,
strategically located power outlets
and office.

509 4th St., Port St. Joe: 3
commercial lots totalling 150'x170'
w/small 2 bdrm. house which could
be easily converted into business.
Call for complete information an
prices on any or all of these listings.
Hwy. 98 & 31st Street
Mexico Beach, FL
tfc 2/2

4 bdrm., 3 bath home. Cen. heat
& air, Ig. living rm, Ig. dining rm, Ig.
pool, Ig. screened back porch. Many
extras, insulated windows. Garrison
Ave. $79,000. Reduced. 229-8630.
tfc 2/2

2 bedroom furnished nice house
on 1 1/3 lots, 100' from beach. Canal
St., St. Joe Beach. $29,000. Call Mar-
ianna, 904/482-3884. tfc 2/2

5 yr. old, 3 bdrm., 1 ba. in quiet
neighborhood, satellite dish, fenced
backyard, storage bldg., cen. h&a, all
carpeting. Dishwasher, stove & refrig.
& nice screened patio. Asking
$49,900. Can see by appointment
only, 229-8656. tfc 2/2

For Sale by Owner: 2 yr. old
home, 3 bdrm., 2 ba., custom mini
blinds & verticals thruout, custom
kitchen, auto lawn sprinkler system,
over 1/2 acre lot. At Creekwood Es-
tates (Wetappo Creek), 4 mi. from
Overstreet Call 648-8460. tfc 2/2
312 Madison St., Oak Grove. Pro-
pety Is 90'x131'. Three bedroom, 1
bath frame house with separate den
and utility room, on corner lot. Easy
financing available. 227-1416. tfc 1/5
Reduced Price. 2 bdrm., 2 ba.
luxury piling home, Located in a C-
zone (non-flood zone), exclusive
neighborhood, bay access & gulf ac-
cess in subdivision, Pensinula Es-
tates, Cape San Bias. Also lots for
sale, terms available (in same subdivi-
sion). Excellent investments. .Call
227-1689 after 6 p.m. tfc 1/5

LOTS FOR SALE--On Cemetery
Road, 1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9
mi. south of Wewa. Owner financing.
Phone 229-6961. paid thru 3/89

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. 227-1640 or 227-1192.
tfc 2/2

For Sale by owner: Nice brick
home, 1 1/2 lots, 3 bdrm., kit. & for-
mal dining rm., Ig. great rm, 2 1/2
ba., & Ig. deck in the back w/privacy
fence. Also has dbl. garage, Ig. storage
area overhead. (cen. h&a). 2005 Juni-
per Ave. Call after 6:00, 229-6851.
tfc 2/2

Beautiful 1/2 acre and acre mo-
bile home or single family homesites
available. Owner financing with low
down payment. Great close-in loca-
tion near St. Joe schools and hospi-
tals. Contact: Jemrnyl N. Harper, Li-
censed Real Estate Broker, 227-
1428. tfc 2/2

Three 800 sq. ft. ea., 2 bdrm., 1
ba. apartments. Good rental income.
In excellent condition, located 606
Woodward Ave. Call for appt Phone
229-8385 or 227-1689. tfc 1/5

Color TV, RCA 21" in beautiful
wood cabinet. Call 227-1749. It 3/16

Gill net, 500 yds, 1 3/8" 2 3/
4" stretch with 4 lbs. extra webbing.
$300 negotiable. Call 229-8075. ltp

Satellite dish & receiver, fair con-
dition. $750. 648-5711. 2tc 3/16

Singer Zig Zag Stretch sewing
machine, phone 648-5281. Itp

Two prom dresses, sizes 5 and 7,
$60 ea. Worn one time. Call 227-

Ethan Allen coffee table, $45.

'82 Liberty mobile home, like
new, excel. cond., 2 bdrm., 1 ba.
ch&a, new carpet, ceiling fans, par-
tially furnished. $8,500. Call 227-
7205 or 229-6271. 2tc 3/9

'82 14'x70 mobile home, 2 bdrm.,
2 ba. 12x20' deck and a 8x10 deck
included. $12,300 firm. Call 648-
8424. 3tp 3/9

Large tractor with bush hog & set
of discs, $1,500 negotiable. 639-2001.
2tc 3/9

For Sale or Rent: 3 bedroom, 1
1/2 bath trailer, $150 per month
(rent) or $3,500 to buy. Call 1-579-
2223. tfc 3/2

Oak sideboard/buffet, 1900 era.
Already refinished, $650. 229-6965
after 5:00 p.m.

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.
tfc 2/2

Flea Market Sale, Frida
da, Mar. 17 & 18, Gulf Stal
St., Mexico Beach, 9 to 5
your garden with a new sh
variety plants. Appliances, .
saw, lots of everything.

Yard Sale; 126 Circle D
Beach. Remodeling, furniti
elec. water heate, antique
plants, cabinets, books, be
directions 42nd St., right on
left on Circle Dr. Rain or sh
March 18.

y & Satur-
tion, 32nd
Sct. Start
ilpment of
radial arm

)r., Mexico
are, stove,
ie dishes,
i Miramar,
line. Sat.,

Gulf County Association for Re-
tarded Citizens is accepting applica-
tiosn for the position of Vocational
Aide in a vocational setting. Job de-
scription, qualifications, and applica-
tion may be obtained from GCARC of-
fice at 200 Peters St., Port St. Joe.'
Closing date for accepting applica-
tions Is March 24, 1989 at 4:00 P.M.
This program is funded by Dept. of
Health and Rehabilitative Services,
Developmental Services. EOE.
2t 3/16

Half-time position for clerk typ-
ist as support staff to case analyst
and office supervisor caseload for Gulf
County. Knowledge in State of Flori-
da, Dept. of HRS forms pertaining to
vouchering, personnel and program
criteria preferred. Position will be lo-
cated in Port St. Joe, FL. Excellent
benefits. EOE Affirmative Action Em-
ployer. Send State of Florida applica-
tin to Bill Fox, 411 Hwy. 98 West, Ap-
alachicola, FL 32320. It 3/16

Psychologist Forr/Corr. Posi-
tion # 17345, class code: 5234, pay
grade: 094 biweekly salary range:
$1067.64-$1863.19. Closing date: 3-
22-89. Minimum qualifications: A
doctorate from an accredited college
or university in psychology. Training
must include one year of supervised
internship experience in professional
psychology; or licensure as Psychol-
gist in accordance with Florida Stat-
ute 490. Send employment applica-
tion to: Thatcher Courtney, Calhoun
C.I., P. 0. Box 2000, Blountstown, FL

Vocational Guidance Assistant,
The Gulf County School Board is re-
ceiving applications for a Vocational
Guidance Assistant position. Applica-
tions are available at Port St. Joe
High School and the School Board Of-
fice, Persons having applications on
file in the School Boad Office and
wishing to be considered for this posi-
tion must request to have their appli-
ation submitted. One (1) position Is
available. Application deadline is
March 24, 1989, 3:00 P.M., ET. The
Gulf County School Board is an equal
opportunity employer. 2t 3/16

20 words for $3.50.
1 st insertion; 5r per

for all over 20
Call 227-1278
to Place Yours


Pos. Title: Correctional Medical
Technician Cert. Pay Grade: 015.
Class code: 5588, biweekly salary
range, $603.31-985.81. Special note:
LPN preferred pos. # 17335. Mini-
mum qualifications: Certification as
an emergency medical technician or
paramedic in accordance with Florida
Statute 401 and 2 yrs. of experience
in providing health support services
in a hospital, clinic, infirmary, nurs-
ing or convalescent home or ambu-
lance or rescue service; or Licensure
as a Practical Nurse in accordance
with Florida Statute 464 or eligible to
practice nursing in accordance with
Florida Administrative Code 210-8.22
or 8.27 and 2 yrs. of experience in
providing health support services in
a hospital, clinic, infirmary, or nurs-
ing or convalescent home.
Pos. Title: Registered Nurse
Forr/Corr Pay Grade: 072 pos. #
15267, class code: 5291, biweekly sal-
ary range: $702.24-1186.82. Mini-
mum qualifications: licensure as a
Registered Professional Nurse in ac-
cordance with Florida Statute 464 or
eligible to practice nursing In accor-
dance with Florida Administrative
Code 210.822 or 8.27.
Position Title: Senior Registered
Nurse, Forr/Corr, pay grade: 073, 3
positions, class code: 5293, biweekly
salary range $743.40 $1,261.61.
Minimum qualifications: Licensure as
a Registered Professional Nurse in ac-
cordance with Florida Statute 464 or
eligible to practice nursing in accor-
dance with Florida Administrative
Code 210-8.27 and one year of profes-
sional experience; a Bachelor's degree
from an accredited college or universi-
ty with a major In nursing and licen-
sure as a Registered Professional
Nurse in accordance with Florida
Statute 464 or eligible to practice
nursing in accordance with Florida
Administrative Code 210-8.27
An Affirmative Action/Equal Op-
portunity Employer.
Contact: Thatcher Courtney, Per-
sonnel Manager, P. 0. Box 2000,
Blountstown, FL 32424. tfc 3/16

cise your skills to manage Patient
Care services in a 120 bed Extended
Care, Skilled Nursing and Intermedi-
ate Care Facility. Continuing educa-
tion units provided at no cost. Bene-
fits include flexible paid time off,
premium holiday pay, free life insu-
'rance, free- employee only health insu-
rance after two years (affordable
spouse and dependent coverage) and
much more annual physical provid-
ed, paid funeral and jury duty leave,
Contact: Judith Howell, Director
of Nursing, Bay St. Joseph Care Cen-
ter, 229-8244. tfc 1/12

Looking for experienced, hard-
working persons who are reliable and
have transportation for position as
waitress. Apply in person between
hours of 2:30 4:30, at J. Patrick's
Restaurant. Itc 3/16

Piano player wanted for Friday
and Saturday nights. Well vresed in
all types of music. Apply at Gibson
Inn, Apalachicola, 653-2191.

Mature lady needed to care for
two children, ages 3 and 1 in our
home, 15 hrs. a week. Must have ref-
erences. Call 229-8656. tfec 3/9

Wanted: Hearing aid, reasonable,
call 229-6208.

Want to buy old baseball cards. If
you have any, give me a call after
dark, 229-8358.

i Say You Saw It In


Will babysit in your home even-
ings and wekeneds. Call Kristy, 648-
8123. 2tc 3/16

Babysitting in my home, day or
night, week days only. Mature lady.
229-8755. 3tc 3/9
Tel-A-Story, a new Bible story
every day for children and adults.
Call 227-1511. tfc 9/1

Coastal Plumbing & Electrical
Commercial Residential Industrial
New Construction, Remodeling
& Repair
Install & Repair Pumps, Water
Appliances & Sprinkler Systems
Owner- Joe Z. Jones
located 7 miles north Overstreet
(904) 648-8334
4tp 3/9

Call Roberta Lawrence or
Deborah Dobbs at
2404 Lisenby Ave. Panama City, FL
32405 4tp 3/2


Wayne E. Evenson
Yr. Round Service Reasonable Rates

Glen F. Combs

P. 0. Box 456
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456

Bus.: 229-8385 Home: 227-1689

Gen. Con. RG0033843
Reciprocant Member of Guf County Honme
Builders Association
Builder of the Year 198-Award
tfc 2/23

We do mowing & yard cleaning.
Home lawns & commercial lawns
We work Bay, Calhoun, Franklin
and Gulf Counties.
Call Cleve McDaniel at 639-5020
4tp 3/9

LAWYER 1-265-4794
24 Years Experience
Workers Compensation, Occupa-
tional Diseases, Injuries and Ac-
cidents. No charge for first con-
TFC 1/5

Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meetings: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Closed Meeting: Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 4:00 p.m. & Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
All meetings at St. James
Episcopal Church, all times eastern
For further AA information
call: 648-8121

Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clear-
ing, septic tanks, drain fields, fill
Rt. 2, Box A1C, Port St. Joe
Phone 229-6018
'IFC 1/5


Sears Catalog Sales

Leon Pollock, Owner
410 Reid Avenue

Childcare in my home by the
hour, day, week and weekends. Call
648-8468. 2tc 3/16

Free Estimates Decks,
Porches, Portable Buildings
Picnic Tables
Uc. No. RG0058291

Wauneta's Accounting
& Income Tax
Wauneta Brewer St. Joe Beach

We Buy, Pawn, Sell or Trade

Indian Swamp Campground
Highway C-387 Howard Creek
IFC 1/5

S LLJ MU Bill Quaranta
Homes Outhouses
Old Fashioned Quality
Commercial Buildings
Hand-Nailed Craftsmanship
Log Cabins Additions

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.
803 Jenks Avenue
Panama City, FL
24tp 10/27/88

OPEN 9-5, Monday thru Friday
Appointments for other hours
Rapid Refund Available
123 Desoto St., St. Joe Beach
648-977 12tc 1/19

Willis V. Rowan
1st Monday each month
8:00 p.m.,
Eat and Meet.
tfc 2/9/89

408 Reid Ave. 229-6954
Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m. 8 p.m
Sun. 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
Self service or drop/off
iFC 1/5

All Forms of Insurance
422 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
Phone 229-8899
tfc 7/7

REMODELING Home or Business
New or Old, Let Me Do It All
17 yrs. exp. Free Estimates
Jim Scoggins, 229-8320
TFC 1/5

Repairs, Carpentry, Painting, Etc.
227-1209 Ed Mosley

TFC 1/5



130 Gulf Street
St. Joe Beach

Open Tuesday Friday
10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
(Other times by appointment)
OWNERS: Gayle & John Tatum
tfc 2/16

LIC. # RF 0051042
ER 0011618

Plumbing Contractore New Construction Repairs
Remodeling Residental and Commercial
Installation of Water Lines and Sewer Lines
Minor Electrical
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821

Sudden Changes

Custom Painting & Wallcovering
Residential Insured Commercial

M. E. Burke


D. Martin

221 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe, FL
(904) 227-1450
Margaret Hale 648-5659 Frances Chason 229-8747
Broker/Salesman Ann Six 229-6392
230 7th St. Price reduced on this newly painted 3 bedroom, 1 bath home with
deck and outside storage. Good starter home, good rental investment.
170 Ave. E 3 bedroom, 1 bath furnished house with storage shed and efficiency
apartment. $18,000.
505 3rd St. Make an offer on this large frame home on 2 50x170 lots. Can be used
as home or office. Appraised at $35,000.
504 16th St. Attractive Spanish style 3 bedroom 2 bath home on 2 nice lots in good
residential neighborhood. Has new carpet, cedar-lined closet, den with fire-
place, flagstone floor, built-in desk, double carport, outside storage. $65,000.
1312 Marvin Ave. Recently redecorated 3 bedroom, 1 bath home in excellent con-
dition. Has central heat/air, ceiling fans, mini blinds, carpet, built-in china cabi-
net, large enclosed porch, outside storage. $51,500.
1602 Monument Almost new 4 bedroom, 3 bath home on large lot with Bay view.
Its many features include fireplace, jacuzzi tub, attic storage, stainmaster car-
pet, security system. Professionally decorated and energy efficient. By appint-
ment only.
Charles Ave. This well-kept 3 bedroom, 1 bath frame home with deck, new central
heat/air is on 2 75x150 lots. Has many extras including storage building, new
pump, satellite dish. $32,000.
64 Magnolia, Mexico Beach Enjoy the gulf view from the deck of this 3 bedroom,
2 bath home with custom interior, landscaped yard. Has many features includ-
ing track lighting, spiral staircase, custom kitchen. $79,500.
Corner 7th St. & Maryland, Mexico Beach Only $50,000 will buy this 3 bedroom,
1 bath stilt house on nice shaded corner lot.
4th St., Beacon Hill Make an offer on this charming 2 bedroom cottage. Complete-
ly furnished including dishwasher, freezer. Has new carport, fenced yard.
Columbus St., St. Joe Beach Perfect for large family with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths,
large living area. Walk to beach. $35,000.
St. Joseph Shores Owner will listen to offers on this 3 acres with 231 ft of highway
frontage. ,
St. Joseph Shores 80 ft. gulf front, Hwy. 98 to water.
Port St. Joe 520 3rd St. 50x170. $8,000.
Port St. Joe 301 Woodward zoned commercial 75x150. $20,000.
Ward Ridge Tapper Drive 2 lots 75x185. $16,000.
St. Joe Beach CorneSg o & Americus 75x130 $10,500.
Mexico Beach Texas Drive 100x100 owner will finance. $10,000.
St. Joe Beach Sea Shores, nice corner lot 85' x 150'. $18,000.
Mexico Beach 3 bedroom, 1 bath $300. No Pets.

The Star



Patrick Henry; An American Patriot

By Joshua James Holzhausen
Patrick Henry was born in
Hanover County, Virginia in 1736
'and died in 1799. Richmond, Vir-
ginia, is today very proud of Pat-
rick Henry. If you go to visit Rich-
mond you can visit the church
where he worshipped. You can
also see places where he made
some of his finest speeches.
As a boy he was not interest
in school. As soon as he was old
enough, he went to work. At first
he tried keeping store, but he was
not very successful at it. Next, af-
ter his attempt at shopkeeping,
he decided to try his hand a farm-
ing. He soon learned, however,
that this was not what he was
meant to do. After this endeavor
he decided to study law. He found
he like it so much and was so
good at it that he became a law-
yer in a very short time.
Patrick Henry was a trial law-
yer for a long time. After a couple
of years, he decided to run for the
state legislature. He wanted to
convince the Colonies to break
away from the British. He wanted
to serve in public office in order
to help accomplish this goal.
Once the people of Virginia had a
chance to hear him speak and
understand his ideas, he was
elected to several terms in the
state legislature. During his
terms in the state legislature, he
made many important speeches
urging the Colonies to break
away from the British. He was
such a powerful speaker, and his
ideas were so forceful and impor-
tant to the, colonists, his fame
and popularity spread through-
out the Colonies. He was so pop-
ular in Virginia that he was elect-
ed governor.
Patrick Henry will always be
remembered as a great statesman
and orator. He made many contri-
butions to the emerging new
country. In the same year that he
became Governor of Virginia, he
carried the vote of the Virginia
convention for independence
which helped form the original
thirteen states. Patrick Henry was
also a delegate to the First Conti-
nental Congress. The First Conti-
nental Congress met in Philadel-
phia in 1774. Patrick Henry
delivered the first speech in that
assembly. He was well respected
in the state of Virginia. he was re-
elected governor four times.
In 1766, while Patrick Henry
was governor of Virginia, he
formed special mission troops of

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six thousand men to go to the
front line and fight in the battle
against the British. He was jeal-
ous of the officers because they
could participate in fighting the
war and he was unable to. he had
long dreamed of commanding his
own troops. As Governor of Vir-
ginia he was able to amass those
special troops.
While urging the Colonies to
fight for freedom from England's

Air Force Gi
Dixie Express, a unit of the
Band of the Air Force Reserve will
perform at Wewahitchka High
School Monday, March 20, at 7
p.m. in the commons. Everyone is
invited; no admission will be
Randy Holmes, an outstand-
ing member of the band, is a
graduate of Wewahitchka High
School, and it is through his un-
tiring efforts that Wewahitchka
has had the privilege of hosting
this talented group of musicians
twice in the past few years.
Master Sergeant Holmes will
be performing with five other out-
standing musicians who are grad-
uates of some of the finest univer-
sities In the United States.
The band was formed October
1, 1941 and has been very suc-
cessful since that time. They have
performed throughout with such
illustrious performers as Paul
Whitman, Benny Goodman, Mor-
ton Gould, W.C. Handy, and Dan-
ny Kaye. They have entertained
numerous world political and mil-
itary leaders including Presidents

Mexico Beach AARP

Meeting Friday
The Mexico Beach AARP
Chapter 4325 will conduct their
monthly meeting on Friday,
March 17. The meeting will be
held at the Mexico Beach Fire
Hall at 1:00 p.m. C.S.T. Guest
speaker for this meeting will be
Elijah Smiley, Attorney from Pan-
ama City, who will discuss "Legal
All members are urged to at-

rule, he made one of his most fa-
mous speeches. during this
speech Patrick Henry shouted,
"But as for me, give me liberty or
give me death." Not long after this'
speech the Colonies became a
free country.
On every list of great Ameri-
can patriots you will find the
name Patrick Henry. He took an
important interest in the new
country he helped found. His

most important contribution to
the new Constitution was the first
ten amendments. These ten
amendments are known as the
Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights
guarantee certain rights to the
people, such as freedom of
speech, the right of assembly,
and freedom to worship however
they please.
In 1795 Patrick Henry was of-
fered the Secretaryship of State
by President Washington, but he
declined. He had retired from
public life in 1791 to return to his
law practice In Virginia. Patrick
Henry died in the year of 1799.

group at Wewa High School
Eisenhower and Johnson, Gener- In recognition of its outstar
al Douglas McArthur, Queen Eliz- ing mission accomplished
abeth II of England, Prime Minis- showmanship, and versatility,
ter Nehru of India, Premier Ben 581st Air Force Band is the rec
Gurion of Israel, and the Shah of ient of many, outstand
Iran. awards.




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The Family Church

252 Avenue E Port St. Joe, Florida Church Phone 229-8137
Pastor: Rev. Napoleon Pittman
A.M. Sunday School, 2 years & Adult 12:30 P.M. Intercessory Prayer

11:00 A.M. Morning Worship & Childrens Church
4:00 P.M. Youth Service
6:00 P.M. Evening Worship

7:30 P.M. Bible Study & Fellowship

WJBU AM 1080 Tune in Every Sunday Morning at 8:45
Sponsor of New Covenant Christian Academy K-4 thru 6th Grade

School Lunch

Room Menu

The lunch menus for the Gulf
County schools are as follows:
Monday, March 20 hoagie
sandwich, lettuce, tomato, onion,
French fries, bun, cookie, and
Tuesday, March 21 chicken,
applesauce, English peas, rolls,
rice with gravy, and milk.
Wednesday, March 22 Fri-
day, March 24 no lunch served.
Menus may change due to
the availability of foods.

FCatchthMe Sirift Constitution and Monument

SUNDAY SCHOOL. ... 9:30 a.m. EVENING WORSHIP ... 7:30 p.m.
FELLOWSHIP .... 5:30 p.m. THURSDAY ....... 7:30 p.m.

Licensed Real Estate Broker
411 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe, FL
(904) 227-1428

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Lots of extras. Only $114,000.
CUSTOM BUILT Three bedroom, 2 bath brick/frame home on 1/2 acre lot. Great
room, dining, kitchen, laundry room, Florida room with brick floor. Wallpaper accents,
ceiling fans and other extras. Shown by appointment only. $105,000.
BEAUTIFUL GULF VIEW LOTS 100'xllO'. Owner financing available. $30,000
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CORNER NINTH & WOODWARD 2 bedroom, 1 bath units with kitchens equipped
and central h/a. Prices start at $36,500. Good rental records.
1001 McCLELLAN AVE. Very spacious 2 bedroom home with large studio for the
artist or craftsman. Separate living room, family room, large eat-in kitchen and sun
porch. Oversized lot with loads azaleas and camellias. Priced right at $57,000.
SUPER NICE 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 14'x76' mobile home featuring vaulted ceilings,
fireplace, built-in kitchen; addition has been added to this spacious home. Located on
Murphey Road, corner lot approx. 1.8 ac. Fenced yard, separate garage/boathouse,
greenhouse, garden area with sprinkler system, satellite dish. $38,000.
COUNTRY LIVING WITH PRIVACY 3 bedroom, 2 bath double wide mobile home
with garage and large covered front porch. Kitchen has island stove and double wall
ovens. Situated on 3 large lots. YOU MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE. $49,000.
RED BULL ISLAND Two lots near Chipola River. $4,000 each.
16TH STREET 2 beautiful residential building lots. 75'x180' each. Water and sewer
connections available. $15,000 each.
PONDEROSA PINES Wooded 1/2 acre and 1 acre mobile home or single family
homesites near Port St. Joe. Owner financing. 1/2 acre for $8,500, 1 acre for $15,000.
ASSUMABLE 1 acre waterfront lot at Stonemill Creek Estates w/payments only
$105.89 per month.
RED BULL ISLAND Five lots zoned residential. Owner may sell separately. Mo-
bile homes okay. $20,000 for all.
GREAT LOCATION Beautiful restricted subdivision at Cape Plantation near golf
& fishing. Prices start offat $16,900 w/possible owner financing.
ST. JOE BEACH 75'x150' residential area. Mobile homes okay. $7,800.
WOODED LOT Nice neighborhood 75'x150' on paved street. St. Joe Beach. $8,350.

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