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 6, 1980
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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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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Industry Deep Water Port Fine People Safest Beaches in Florida

State Electors Go to Polls Tuesday

Florida voters will be in the national limelight
next Tuesday, as they go to the polls to make their
choice for the Presidential candidates now trying
for nomination as their party's standard bearer for
the November General Elections.
Along with the Presidential preference ques-
tion, Florida voters will be faced with two amend-
ments to the state constitution and Gulf County
voters in Precinct Two will select their Democratic
Precinct Committeeman and Committeewoman.
Polls will be open at all eleven of Gulf County's
Precinct voting places at 7:00 a.m., Tuesday
morning, and will remain open until 7:00 p.m.
Florida Democrats will have five names on the
ballot to choose from. In addition to the more
famous names of President Jimmy Carter, Senator
Edward M. Kennedy and Governor Edmund G.

Brown, Jr., voters will have a choice also of pulling
a lever for Richard B. Kay or simply pulling a lever
saying they have no preference.
Republicans have a harder choice to make,
faced with a list of nine candidates on the ballot.
In alphabetical order, Republicans have a
choice of John B. Anderson, Howard H. Baker, Jr.,
George Bush, John B. Connally, Phil Crane, Robert
Dole, Benjamin Fernandez, Ronald Reagan or
Harold E. Stassen.
Democrats in Precinct Two only, west Wewa-
hitchka, will select a Committeeman and Commit-
teewoman to represent them in the County Demo-
cratic Committee.
Candidates for the office of Committeewoman
are Betty J. Hand and Susie Page Ford. Running for
Committeeman are Charles Bostick and L. Frank

Graddy, Jr. This question may be voted on by
people living in Precinct Two only.
Voters all over the state have two Constitutional
Amendments facing them on Tuesday's ballot.
The first amendment on the voting machine
proposes that the homestead exemption, for taxing
purposes, be increased to $25,000 for school millage
only. The amendment would provide that, if
approved, the amendment would take effect with
the 1980 taxing year, which begins in October of this
The second amendment would modify the
jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, limiting the
number of court cases which could be taken before
that legal body. The amendment would, in effect,
prevent about 35 percent of the cases now going
before the Supreme Court, from being eligible to be
heard by the State's highest tribunal.

Many Dogs, Potholes, Fowl

Police Patrolman Gary White and
Sheriff's Deputy James Mock inspect the

Harry Lowery's 1979 Cor- total of 19 minutes.
vette was stolen Monday for a Lowery had left his car at

Bank Elevates Jean

Fortner to Asst. Cashier


Ted Cannon, president of
Florida First National Bank at
Port St. Joe, announced this
week that Mrs. Jean Fortner
had been promoted to the
office of Assistant Cashier of
the local bank.
Mrs. Fortner has been with
the bank for nine years,
serving in the loan depart-
ment, She was a supervisor in
the installment loan depart-
ment at the time of her
appointment as an officer.
Cannon said the elevation of
Mrs. Fortner was made at the
annual meeting of the bank's
officers and directors in Feb-
Mrs. Fortner resides at 807
Marvin Avenue with her hus-
band, Joe, and their son and

gas company safe which was opened and
$500 removed. -Star photo

Thieves Open Gas Co.

Safe; Take About $500

Thieves entered the offices of St. Joe
Natural Gas Company some time Monday
night, and took an estimated ,500.00 in
cash from the company safe, according to
Port St. Joe Police Chief Roy Robinson and
Gulf County Sheriff Ken Murphy.
Employees of the utility discovered
the robbery when they came to work
Monday morning and found the money
missing from the safe.
Law enforcement officials were work-
ing on thin leads early this week in trying
to solve the burglary. Chief Robinson said
there was no sign of forced entry and the
doors were locked back when the thieves
left. The safe had been opened, apparently

from a combination kept on the premises
and closed again. The only clue that a
'-robbery had occurred was that the money
was missing.
Robinson said investigation has pretty
well narrowed down the fact the thieves
entered from the back door and picked the
lock between the warehouse in the rear of
the gas company building, gaining en-
trance to the office.
Both Robinson and Murphy said,
"We're working on the case, but there are
not many clues to work with."
Officers worked all Monday morning
lifting fingerprints from the doors, desks,
safe and other areas about the building to
try to pick up a strange print.

Pate's Service Center to be
serviced Monday morning. At
about 12:15 p.m., Pate hap-
pened to glance out the
window of his station and saw
Lowery's car disappearing
around the corner at Third
Street. He called Lowery and
asked if he had sent someone
after his car. Lowery said he
had not.
Pate then called the police
and Sheriff's office and re-
ported he thought the car had
been stolen.
The Sheriff's Department
immediately called enforce-
ment officers north, east and
west of Port St. Joe to be on
the search for the distinctive
Franklin County Sheriff's
Deputies stopped the fleeing
car just west of Apalachicola,
19 minutes after it had left
Pate's Service Center.
Lori Lee Aman, age 22,. of
White City is now in the Gulf
County jail, faced with a $1,000
bond for grand theft in the

Stir Up Residents of Woodward, McClellan

Residents of Woodward
Avenue are going to see the
Gulf County Judge about their
problems with roaming dogs
and other pests, after coming
to the City Commission with
their complaints Tuesday
Mrs. Kenneth Bateman and
Mrs. Ray Whitfield asked the
Commission to do something
.about the dogs which are
making a nuisance of them-
selves all along their block.
Mrs. Whitfield stated, "The
dogs come up through the
park in packs and dig under
our fences, bark all night,
fight and terrorize our chil-
dren". She said the dog
catcher and other City person-
nel had tried to catch the dogs,
but they ran when the cat-
chers approached.
Mayor Frank Pate said the
City had an ordinance which
allowed the City to give out
citations to the dog owners,

Wewa Bank

Names Core

George Y. Core, Clerk of the
Circuit Court, Gulf County
has been elected as a director
of the Wewahitchka State
Bank. Bill Sumner, President
of Gulf County's oldest finan-
cial institution when announ-
cing Mr. Core's election stat-
ed, "The Wewahitchka State
Bank is proud and honored
that Mr. Core has agreed to
serve as a director on our
Board. Mr. Core's experience
and knowledge will add great-
ly to our bank's ability to
better serve Gulf County."
George Y. Core was born in
Apalachicola, and has lived in
Gulf County for forty-two
years. Mr. Core worked for
ten years with the St. Joe
Paper Company in various
areas of responsibility.
Mr. Core began serving as
Clerk of the Circuit Court in
November 1948. It is indi-
cative of the trust and confid-
ence the people of Gulf County
have in him, that he was never
opposed for re-election.
Mr. Core is a past President
of Rotary, a member of the
Masons, Shriners and Eastern
Star. Mr. Core is a member of
the First United Methodist
Church, where he has served
faithfully as Treasurer, offi-
cial board member and tea-
cher. He has served on the
Board of the Florida First
National Bank, Port St. Joe
and has been active in much of
Gulf County's business, social
and political life.

which would allow the County
Judge to fine them for allow-
ing the dogs to run loose.
Chief Roy Robinson and
Street Superintendent Dot
Hadden said the owners go
before the Judge and claim

the dogs don't belong to them,
and they are turned loose.
Mrs. Whitfield said she was
going to see the Judge and see
if he can't give them some
Pate pointed out to the

complainers that after the
citation is issued, the matter is
"out of our hands."
Complaints by Woodward
Avenue residents weren't
limited to a dog problem, as
large a problem as that is.

"The street has several bad
pot-holes which need repair-
ing", Mrs. Bateman said.
Another group of citizens had
filed a written protest, signed
by several residents of Mc-
(Continued on Page 8) .:

The home of Benny Lee McNeil was left in ashes after an early morning fire Monday. -Star photo

Fires Destroy Two Dwellings

The extreme cold weather which
socked the Panhandle over the week
end put the Port St. Joe Volunteer Fire
Department in business early Monday
and Wednesday mornings.
With temperatures hovering near
20 degrees, the Fire Department was
called out twice during the wee hours of
the morning to answer two alarms.
The firemen were called first to the
,home of Mr. and Mrs. Norton Kilbourn
on Hunter Circle about 2:30 a.m., when
a floor furnace malfunctioned.
The furnace failed to shut off as it
should and overheated, setting the vent

on fire and damaging the floor around
the heater.
Firemen limited the damage to the
heater area in the home.
Then, about 3:45, the alarm sound-
ed again, sending the crew to Avenue C
where the home of Benny Lee McNeill
was engulfed in flames when they
The McNeill's were spending the
night with relatives and nobody was at
home to report the blaze until it was
discovered by neighbors.
The home was completely destroy-

ed along with all the family's belong-
At 1:30 yesterday morning, the
Department was called out in warmer
temperatures when the Jones Home-
stead home of the Bobby Smith family
burst into flames just after the family
had left on vacation.
There is no water supply in the
small rural subdivision, so firemen
could do nothing except keep the fire
from spreading with the small water
supply they carried with them.
The home and most of its contents
were completely destroyed.

Students' Scores Among Highest

According to School Superinten-
dent Walter Wilder, figures recently
released from the State Department
of Education indicate that Gulf
County was one of only 25 school
districts statewide meeting or ex-
ceeding minimum composite scores
of 70 percent required on all
standards tested on the Florida
Assessment Tests. In October, 1979,
students in grades 3, 5, 8 and 11
were administered the tests which
measure achievement in reading,
writing and mathematics.

Minimum requirements were
met by five other school districts
from Leon County westward.
The composite performance in
all areas is the average percentage
of students achieving each standard
within the program as measured
through statewide assessment. A
composite student performance of
less than 70 percent will result in a
program being identified as below
the minimum required by Florida

Wilder stated, "This accom-
plishment is due to an increased
awareness of the importance of
basic skills and to a concerted
awareness of the importance of
basic skills and to a concerted effort
on the part of teachers, students,
and parents to improve educational
achievement in Gulf County Schools.
This will be a continuous process as
we strive toward higher goals each
year in all phases of educational

alcoholic beverage was about a quarter of a haul which was
HeadachesJ Poured Out made in a raid in Wewahitchka last Tuesday night. The
Headaches Poured rOut confiscated liquor was dumped behind the jail last Friday
afternoon, with just enough saved for evidence. Thomas
Sheriff Ken Murphy watches as Kenneth Wood and John Arthur Davie of Wewahitchka was charged with possession
Roland dump a 15 gallon vat of instant headaches. The illegal of the illegal booze. --Star photo

Car Taken from Station

FoundAfter 19 Minutes

t, .


Editorials and Opinions




We'll Pull Lever Against Both Amendments

Tuesday is election day for the presiden-
tial preference primary and two proposed
contutitional amendments in the state of
Almost everyone has his mind made up
- as to which of the presidential candidates
will receive their preference vote, but the
constitutional amendments are another mat-
ter. Many people didn't even know they were
on the ballot and even fewer probably know
what they are about or have an opinion
formed as to how they will vote.
We personally will vote against both of
the amendments.
As we've said before, we don't jump up
and down with joy at the prospect of having
to pay taxes, but we have sense enough to
know that voting for this amendment will not
save us any taxes. It will merely take the
money out of the left pocket rather than the
Too, in moving our contributing hand to
the left hand, we allow the state the privilege
of deciding just how much money Gulf
County needs rather than leaving that
decision up to us. Already, Gulf County is
penalized by the state in school funds
contributed because of the rinky-dink system
they have of distribution. It seems that the
state has decided we need only about 90
percent as much money per pupil as some

other counties do. This isn't necessarily so.
As to the amendment limiting the
number of cases which goes to the Supreme
Court, we'll cast our vote against this one on
the advice of most of the living retired
Justices who say the Court is not overloaded
nor overworked. One has even gone so far as
to say it's just that the Justices can't handle
their load in a half day and play golf the
other half.
It may be alright to limit the kinds of

The voting season in this busy election
year officially gets underway on Tuesday,
March 11 with the Florida presidential
preference primary. Also on the ballot on
the 11th is a referendum on a proposed
$25,000 homestead exemption and a refer-
endum modifying the jurisdiction of the
Supreme Court.
Among the incumbents facing re-elec-
tion later this year are: Senator Dick
Stone, Congressman Earl Hutto, state
Senator Dempsey Barron, state Represen-
tative Leonard Hall and State Attorney
Leo Jones.

cases which can go before the Supreme
Court. If it were you before the courts, or
this writer, we think both of us would want to
be able to exhaust every avenue available,
even to and including the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Justice James Adkins,
speaking before the Chamber of Commerce
here last month told his audience the number
of cases before the court was not an
indication that they were all waiting to be

School Board Superintendent B. Wal-
ter Wilder and school board members
Gene Raffield and Fred Greer.
County Commission members Leo
Kennedy, Billy Branch and Jimmy Gort-
Sheriff Ken Murphy, Clerk of the
Court (George Core is retiring), Property
Appraiser, Sammy Patrick (who is also
retiring), Tax Collector Harland 0. Prid-
geon (also said to be retiring), and
Supervisor of Elections, Dessie Lee Par-
ker (stepping down in retirement).
MARCH 11-Florida presidential pre-

heard today or tomorrow. Some of the cases,
he said, were in process and couldn't be
heard for months because all the information
wasn't in or arrangements properly made by
the presenting attorneys for hearing. Justice
Adkins, who sits on the Supreme Court, said
the court was not overworked. He is in a
better position to know than we are.
And for President, being a registered
Democrat, we will cast our vote for Jimmy
Carter for the very first time.

ference primary.
JULY 8 JULY 22-Qualifying period
for candidates for national, state and
county elections.
AUGUST 9-5 p.m., voter registration
books close for primary elections.
SEPTEMBER 9-First primary (in-
cludes judicial offices).
OCTOBER 4-5 p.m., Voter registra-
tion books closed for general elections.
OCTOBER 7-Second primary.
NOVEMBER 4-LGeneral Election (in-
cludes judicial offices).


Judge Outlines Court Jurisdiction

Circuit Judge Larry Bodi-
ford told the Rotary Club last
Thursday that there have been
four changes of Florida's
constitution since it was first

Galations 5:25-26, 14 (NAS)
Key Word: "Living by the
(Verse 25) If we live by the
Spirit, let us also walk by the
Spirit. (Verse 26) Let us not
become boastful, challenging
one another, envying one
another. (Verse 14) For the
whole Law is fulfilled in one
word, in the statement, "You
shall love your neighbor as
SGalatians, written by the
apostle Paul, is a handbook for
all Christians and the Chris-
tian church at large. Written
for new Christians to not allow
themselves to be led astray by
4 new gospel (Gal. 1:6) that
teaches something contrary to
Jesus. To older Christians to
rot go back to being bound by
the law under which non-
Christians live, but stay in the
freedom of Jesus (Gal. 5:1).
T'o the church to minister
freedom to God's people and
not a return to slavery.
: We may paraphrase verse

drawn here in Port St. Joe in
1837. "Only one of these
changes, the one made in 1968,
made any changes in the
judiciary requirements of the

25 and 26 thusly, 'Since we
have been made alive by the
spirit of God, let us be very
careful to walk in harmony
with our fellow Christians. Let
not our boasting be empty,
(without Jesus Christ), let us
not find ourselves being jea-
lous of other Christians and
issuing a challenge of evil
intent to them which is
created by envy or feeling of
displeasure with our Christian
With this admonition to
Christians is added that 'You
shall love your neighbor as
yourself.' (verse 14).
Yes, it is true that we
Christians sometimes do allow
ourselves to get at odds with
our Christian brothers and
sisters. But by reading Gala-
tians (only six chapters long)
and asking the spirit of God to
make it alive to us, we will
find healing taking place in
our relationships: Christians
must at least live peaceably
with other Christians.

Constitution. This change cre-
ated two trial levels in the
state--County and Circuit."
Courts of appeal have the
appellate, district and su-
preme court levels of appeal.
With the change, the County
Courts handle all matters of
civil suits under $2,500, traffic
violations, game and fish
violations, ordinances of the
county and city and misde-
meanors. The Circuit Courts
handle all other cases.
Bodiford explained that Cir-
cuit Judges are members of
the Florida Bar for not less
than five years, and most are
The Circuit Judge explained
that most of their work is done
in chambers with the Judge
and lawyers for the plaintiff
reaching agreement on the
question at hand. Another
phase of the court action is
handled in bench trials where
the Judge conducts hearings
without a jury. If matters
cannot be settled on these two
levels, they then go to a jury
"We have jury problems",
Judge Bodiford explained.
"Many times the plaintiff will
insist he is not guilty until he
walks into the courtroom and
sees the jurors present ready
to hear his case. Then he
begins to think about the
matter again and decides to
enter another plea before the
trial can start. This means the
jurors must then be dismissed
without ever hearing the

case. This inconveniences the
jurors but is one of the means
of seeing that justice is done."
Guests of the club were Ray
Syfert of Panama City, Dan
Harland of Indiana and Tom
Hayes of West Virginia.

Girls Softball

A meeting will be held
Saturday morning at the Cen-
tennial Building to organize a
girl's softball league.
Those wishing to participate
in a girl's St. Joe Merchants
team are urged to be present
at 10 a.m., Saturday.


March 11 Is

Election Day

Where Was

OURS IS A DAY of specialization.
We have specialists who tend to
everything from our hair to our toes,
specialists to change our mufflers, our
carburetors, tires, etc.; specialists
who will keep our books, make out our
tax forms, tell us how to' spend our
money, specialists to give us advice on
saving what we can have left, if any;
specialists who design our houses, fix
our washers, cook stoves, unstop our
drains and even advise us on what to
plant where in our yard.
We have a specialist for every-
thing, anymore. The jack of all trades
has disappeared, all because of that
old saw, "Jack of all trades and
master of none". We got to believing
Specializing has even spilled over
into our tools, our clothing, our
sliampoo, and our socks.
We have to have special socks to
keep our leg muscles firm and our
blood flowing freely, special shoes to
keep our feet from going flat, special
shoes to run in, fish in, go to church
in, work in the yard and hunt in.
Special coats for every degree of
temperature change; summer clothes,
spring clothes, winter clothes and fall

; the Peanut Butter Knife When We Had to Live Off the Stuff?

Everything is specialized.
I just didn't know to what degree
we were specializing until the other
day when Frenchie walked i.to the
make-up room where I was working,

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stuck a gadget under my nose and
asked, "Do you know what this is?"
After glancing at the gadget which
looked like an extra wide steak knife
to me, I said, "No, what is it?"
"It's a peanut butter knife", she
said. "You use it to spread peanut
That's carrying specialization just
a bit far.
I arrived at the office to unlock the

door and start the week, I was greeted
as I walked in by a representative of
the National Federation of Indepen-
dent Business, a lobbying group of
independent businesses all over the

nation. He had come to collect my
annual dues and update me on what
our group was doing.
Later on, I saw the same man up
the street, making more calls.
I happened to see this representa-
tive of American business as he got
into his car. He got into an Italian
made automobile and wheeled off up
the street.
That's one of the things which is
wrong with American business. Too
many Americans don't support it.

American business supports Ameri-
cans, and it can't do its job if
Americans don't support American
I am a firm believer that this

wide-spread practice is one of the
things which is causing our uncertain
economic situation today.
The countries we buy products
from on a free market will not allow
American articles to be traded in their
countries without high tariffs placed
on them. In effect, they discourage
our products being sold in their
country while we devour their pro-
ducts over here.
BIG TROUBLE! I think I'm in big

I was going through my pockets
today and I found something I can't
A dollar.
Yes, a whole dollar.
I've paid my income tax, and my
State tax. I've paid amusement tax,
sales tax, hospital tax and gasoline
I've paid taxes for medicare and
for old age benefits.
I've paid the automobile tax, the
school tax and the tax to put up a
bridge at the other end of the country.
When I pay my lawyer 600 bucks,
I pay tax on that-and so does he. I
pay tax on the money I give to the
babysitter and the real estate sales-
man and the man who makes out my
income tax form each year.
So how come I've still got a
Obviously, I've made a mistake
somewhere and overlooked a tax.
But I distinctly remember paying
my road tax, the excise tax, the
defense tax, and the tax to provide
more scholarships for kids to go to the
university so they can tell me how
rotten the system is.

I've paid my taxes for sewers,
bombs, wheat for India, the senate,
hockey rinks and public transporta- -
Yes, I've paid my water tax.
And when they charge us an air
tax to clean up the pollution, I'll pay
that, too.
I confess I haven't paid my death
But I will.
I've paid my taxes for parks, fire
protection, law enforcement. I've 'paid
my taxes to help the farmer, the
Indian and the unmarried mother.
I wouldn't dream of going fishing,
owning a dog or getting married
without first paying the tax.
I pay taxes on the toothpaste I use
when I get up in the morning and I
pay taxes on the pillow I rest my head
on when the day is over.
How come I've got this dollar in
my pocket? Where did it come from?
Did somebody put it there to get me in
trouble? Is there a tax when you find
a dollar like that?
I'm not sure.
But I know the government is
going to be sore when they find out
I've got it. -Copied

St. Joseph

Bay Tides
High and low tides for St.
Joseph's Bay for the upcom-
ing week are shown in the tide
table below. The information
is furnished by the U. S.
Weather Bureau station in



High Low
1:19P 10:45 P
1:58 P
2:54 P 12:21 A
3:42P 1:30AP
4:42 P :32A
5:45P 3:28A
6:47 P 4:24A
7:56P 5:13A

Tuesday Begins A Busy Season for Voters

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Barbara Whitfield, standing, explains part of the new
check-list which keep a constant check on the progress of
elementary students to Betty Husband, seated. Whitfield and
Husband have been appointed Primary Specialists for the
Gulf County School system. -Star photo

Specialists Named

to Monitor Progress
In compliance with the lists for grades K-3. Theselists
primary Education Act pas- include all the basic skills, by
sed by the Florida Legislature grade, in reading, writing, and
in 1979 session, Barbara Whit- arithmetic, that should be
field and Betty Husband have learned at each grade level.
been appointed Primary Spe- These check lists will be a
cialists for the Gulf County valuable tool for teachers,
School System. Their primary administrators, and parents in
tasks will involve identifying evaluating a student's pro-
individual educational prob- gress. Copies of the lists will
lems for students enrolled in be kept by the individual
grades K-3 and in assisting teacher and will become a
classroom teachers in solving part of the permanent record
these problems. of each child.
Similar skills check lists will
One early and very critical be developed for grades 4-6 fir
function of the specialists has use beginning in the 1980-81
be~i to 'develop skill chl;K schoOl year.
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Cold Weather Front

Socks Gulf County
March came roaring into water and the budding red bud
the Panhandle Saturday with trees, azaleas and budding
a i'ainy day which whipped up trees had their buds frozen by
the winds and pushed down the icy blast.
the temperatures to record Other than nipping the ten-
lows for early March. Here in der early vegetation, the cold
Gulf County, temperatures snap was taken in stride by
dipped as low as 20 degrees in Gulf Countians, who stayed
some areas, nipping the ten- inside where it was warm for
der vegetation which had just the cold week end.
begun to bud out, thinking it s ng
was spring. Gospel Sing at
Gulf County is accustomed
to at least one shot from the Highland View
frosty north each year, but it
usually comes in January or There will be a gospel sing
February. It had been 100 Saturday night, March 8th, at
years since such icy tempera- 7:30 p.m. at the Highland View
tures had been experienced in Church of God. The pastor,
March. Rev. William Touchton invites
Here in Gulf County, ice everyone to come and hear
formed in sheets up to a "The Singing Pilgrims" from
quarter inch thick on standing Kingston, Alabama.

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TUES.-FRI., 9-5

- TUES. EVE., 6-9

Thursday, February 28, the
Alpha-Omega speech Club
presented their first Annual
Talent Show during school.
Many talented students per-
formed, making it hard for the
judges to pick the winners.
Winning third place were the
Goldtones; Mark Watts, Char-
les Butler, Ralph Thompson,
and Todd Wilder, who sang a
few golden oldies unaccomp-
panied. Second place went to
gymnasts; Traci McClain,
Pam Sanborn, Cathy Rish,
and Trish Tapper, who per-
formed an outstanding gym-
nastic routine. The first place
winner was Tommy Wright,
who did an Elvis Presley
imitation, accompanied by
Peggy Wright, Donny McArd-
le, Andi Bush and me.
Thursday night, Feb. 28, a
banquet was held for the
Wrestling Team in the home of
Gene Raffield. The team, Mat
Maids, and Coach were treat-
ed to a delicious steak dinner
with all the trimmings pre-
pared by Gene Raffield and
Walter Wilder. Afterward,
Coach Early gave awards to
the outstanding wrestlers and
Certificates of Appreciation to
the Mat Maids for their help
throughout the season. Those
receiving awards were: Jeff
Shearer and Steve Walker,
Co-Captains; Jeff Wood, Most
Improved Wrestler; Jeff Sher-
er, Most Valuable Wrestler;
and Bernie Wester, Most
Enthusiastic Wrestler. Lisa
Fadio received a plaque for
Most Enthusiastic Mat Maid
of the year. The Mat Maids
gave Mrs. Pettis a plaque for
Mat Mother of the year.
The team presented a gift to
Coach Earley for his dedica-
tion. The team also thanks
Robbie Taylor, a graduate
from Wakulla High, for his as-
sistance with the wrestling
team this year. Other grap-
plers to receive letters were:
Gregg Jones, Wayne Corbell,
Guy Sweazy, Mike Sweazy,
Tim Pope, Henry McClamma,
Billy Williams, Tommy King,
Andy Wilkerson, and Brent
Moore. .
. Friday, Feb. 29, was Student
Govedrment Day at school.
The teachers had a day off
From teaching while the sen-
iors took over, with Tim Beard
as principal and Steve Walker
as vice principal. I think this
helps us to appreciate our
teachers more, because we

Mildred Jones

see how hard it is to be a
Saturday, March 1, the
National Honor Society at-
tended the District Meeting in
Wewahitchka. St. Joe was
chosen as Vice-President of
District National Honor Soci-
ety. They also participated in
the Quiz Bowl, doing very
well. In the first round they
beat Marianna, but lost to Bay
High in the second round.
Members of NHS to partici-
pate in the quiz Bowl were
Laura Collinsworth, Lisa Fad-
io, Christine Batson, Dina
Parker, Kent Smith, and
Ronald Minger.

i dim

Board Okays

Wewa Plans

The Gulf County School
Board approved tentative
plans to construct a new
elementary school in Wewa-
hitchka Tuesday morning at
their regular meeting.
The Board plans to use state
capital outlay money, tying up
most of the receipts from this
revenue source for the next 20
years to pay for the constru-
tion program.
The new school will be built
near the Linton School site and
will phase out the old school
plant on Highway 71 in Wewa-
hitchka and put the entire
elementary school plant in one

Nearing Goal
Dr. Shirley Simpson, left, is presented
with a $100 check to be applied to the purchase
of nursery equipment for Municipal Hospital.

Names Left Off
Honor Roll List
The following names were
left off the honor roll list
published in last week's issue
of The Star.
All A's for third six weeks:
Dina Parker, Tina Pierce,
Beth Pollock and Stacey


Jones for

Mildred Jones has informed
The Star that she will be a
candidate for Supervisor of
Elections in the upcoming fall
Mrs. Jones has lived in Gulf
County all her life, working in
county government as secre-
tary to the County Extension
Director for 21 years. She
states that with the general
office experience that she has,
this will enable her to run an
efficient office at all times.

African Methodist Episcopal Church
146 Avenue C Phone 227-1213
Rev. James W. Williams, Pastor

SUNDAY SCHOOL .................... 9:30 A.M.
MORNING WORSHIP ................ 11:00 A.M.
EVENING WORSHIP ................. 6:00 P.M.
"God Our Father, Christ Our Redeemer,
Man Our Brother"
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Mexico Beach 648-8950

The check was presented to Dr. Simpson
Friday by Vicki Abrams and Rev. Larry
Wells of the Gulf County Association for
Retarded Citizens. Dr. Simpson says $165.00
is still needed to pay for the equipment which
has already been purchased. -Star photo

At present, the first three
grades in Wewahitchka are
located in the Linton School
and the remainder of the
elementary program in the old
high school site on Highway
The plans must now be
approved by the State Board
of Education before construc-
tion plans can proceed.
The board also approved the
purchase of four new school
buses from the state pool for
the new school year.
The buses will replace four
old buses now being used.

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Presbyterian Church
Sixteenth Street and Forrest Park Avenue
Phone 227-1756
Study in the Gospels, Wednesday 7:00-7:45

Welcome to Everyone
Phone 229-6857


Corner of Fourth St. & Second Ave.
Welcome Friends
SUNDAY SCHOOL .................... 9:45 A.M.
WORSHIP SERVICES..... 11:00 A.M.&7:30 P.M.
CHURCH TRAINING (Sunday) ......... 6:30 P.M.
MIDWEEK PRAYER (Wednesday) .... 7:30 P.M.
Nursery Provided BRO. JERRY REGISTER

The Port St. Joe Unit of the
Gulf County Volunteer Ambulance
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March 9- 2-4 PM

Take this opportunity to meet your squad
members, have your questions answered,
and view the equipment which is available. '
A demonstration of "Jaws" and CPR will
be given as well as ambulance tours.

Open House at the Squad Building,
next to Courthouse.


Delores Ann Wilkinson Philip Henley Davis

W ill Wed

Mr. and Mrs. Rex Carlton
Wikinson of Port St. Joe
announce the engagement and
their daughter, Delores Ann,
to Philip Henley Davis, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Olin Rogers
bavis of Mexico Beach.
:Miss Wilkinson is a 1978
honor graduate of Port St. Joe
high School. She attended
Oulf Coast Community Col-
lege early admissions and will
graduate with high honors
from Central Carolina College
ii Sanford, North Carolina, in
May with a degree in Veteri-
nary Medical Technology. Af-
ter graduation she will be

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employed at Duke University
in Durham, North Carolina in
association with the Primate
Research Facility.
Mr. Davis is a 1977 high
honor graduate of Port St. Joe
High School. He attends North
Carolina State University
majoring in Pulp and Paper
Technology and is a member
of TAPPI and is a. Council
member of the North Carolina
State Baptist Student Union.
The Reverend Ted Purcell
of Raleigh, North Carolina,
will perform the ceremony on
June 22 aboard the Captain
Anderson in Panama City.


Final plans for the wedding
of Miss Jan Gillman and
Barry Nobles have been an-
nounced. The Reverend David
Fernandez will perform the
ceremony at seven o'clock in
the evening, Saturday, March
8, in the Oak Grove Assem-
bly of God Church.
Mrs. Warren Yeager will
serve as matron of honor.
Miss Wanda Gillman will
serve as her sister's maid of
honor. Bridesmaids are Miss
Tanya Gillman, Miss Alda
Paul, Miss Karen Fuller and
Miss Tammy Andrews. Junior
bridesmaids will be little
Misses Kelli Yeager, Kelly
Wise, Kelly Burkett and Melis-
sa Nobles. Miss Kim Wise will
be the flower Girl. Bobby
Nobles III will be ring bear-
Mr. Nobles' best man will be
Greg Burkett. Ushers will be
Robert Nobles, Jr., Rodney
Lynn Nobles, Warren Yeager,
Harry Lee Smith and Robert
Morley. Junior ushers will be
Tim Ard and Troy Wise.
Organist for the wedding will
be Billy Rich and Larry Spann
will be vocalist.
A reception will follow the
ceremony in the social hall of
the church.
No invitations were sent
locally,. but all friends and
relatives of the young couple
are invited to attend.

Miss Charlene Ann Marshall Ken Davis


Mr. and Mrs. Charles E.


Items to

A 1924 early school paper
and one long drift pen, which
came from a sailing vessel,
were donated by Mrs. Charles
Brock. These items were
found among her sister's
collections, Mrs. Ruth Soule.
Also donated to the Society
was an 1875 U.S. Geodetic
-Survey map of St. Joseph,
9 which was given by Robert R.
Hurst, Jr. of Panama City.
The Gulf Coast Electric Co-
op Linemen and Repairmen of
Wewahitchka donated a rail-
road spike to the Society.

Marshall of Mackinaw, Illi-
nois, announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Char-
lene Ann Marshall, formerly
of Port St. Joe, to Ken Davis of
Sunnyland, Illinois. An April
12th wedding is planned.
Charlene is the granddaugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Mel Morris
of this city.
Jerry and Rena Wynn are
proud to announce the birth of
their son, Edward Jerry

celebrate her birthday because it only comes
Three or 1 2? once every four years. She is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Swatts of Port St. Joe.

Miss Charlene Swatts celebi
twelfth- (or her third) birthday
Friday, on Feb. 29. Charlene has

Mrs. Stuart


The Presbyterian Women of
the Church met at the home of
Mrs. John Stuart, 2008 Juniper
The study lesson was on the
meaning of Lent and how our
concern for people and the
community should be dealt
with during this period.
Several projects for the
church were discussed and
are being carried out.
The annual meeting of the
Women of the Church, Presby-
tery of Florida will be held at
Fort Walton Beach on March
17 and 18. Reservations should
be made before March 10.
The birthday program for
May will be youth in service. A
short film will be shown.

vynnlII, jr ., wII o arr IVea n
Valentine's Day, February 14, Those present were Mrs.
weighing eight pounds. Marge Ely, Mrs. Frances
Proud grandparents are Ed Brown, Mrs. Harold Beyer,
and Marie Wynn of Port St. Mrs. Leslie Spillers, Mrs. Ray
Joe aqd Martha and Paul Purdy, Mrs. Norman Sulzer
Buckloh of Cridersville, Ohio. and Mrs. Nell Mitchell.

rated her
this past
to really

Shown enjoying the party with her, from
left: Teresa Cozart, Charlene, DeAnn Young,
Tiffany Carr, Paige Johnson and Jill Strait.

Miss tori McClain. Also shown is Gaynell's mother, Mrs.
Receivei Repl ;icwa Charles Stephens.
R receive R e ica The replica was made by the students for a project in
their ninth grade history class. Mrs. Judy Williams, their
S rs. Hubert Brinson, right, chairman of The St. Joseph teacher, had assigned various projects during 1979, and the
jCemetery Committee is shown receiving "The Replica of The girls came up with the replica. Mr. and Mrs. Charles
St. Joseph Cemetery" from Miss Gaynell Stephens, left, and Stephens assisted in this project. -Star photo
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Breakfast .......... 7a.m.til 11 a.m.
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THE STAR,Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY,MARCH 6, 1980

DAR Honors Member with Memorial Service

Wednesday, February 20,
1980 was a special day for the
St. Joseph Bay Chapter
Daughters of the American
Revolution in that the chapter
held a memorial service for
Mrs. George Core (Mary
Margaret Belin Core) at the
graveside in Holly Hill Ceme-
tery in Port St. Joe. Mrs. Core

had been one of the chapter's
most active members, and a
beautiful DAR marker which
had been installed in her
memory was dedicated at this
time in the presence of family
and friends. Participating in
this ceremony, which began at
11:00 o'clock, were Mrs. Tho-
mas Owens, Regent, Mrs.

Square Dancers Do-Si-Do

Faith Christian School begins construc- contain classrooms and a kitchen-eating
tion of a building to house elementary area. -Star photo
students. This building at 801 20th Street will

Faith Christian School

Putting Up New Building

The Sunshiners, a local
square dancing club has
moved their meeting night
from Tuesday to Thursday
nights. The club will meet next
Thursday night at the Centen-
nial Building, with lessons
beginning at 7:30 p.m. Lessons
for beginners and those who

need some refreshing will be
from 7:30-9:00, with dancing
from nine to ten p.m.
Square dancing is an enjoy-
able way to get your exer-
cise and a lot of fun for those
participating. Club member-
ship is $12.00 per month per

Charles Brown, Vice-regent,
and Mrs. Ralph Swatts, Sr.,
Chaplain. following the cere-
mony, members and guests
met at the Garden Center on"
Eighth Street for their regular
February meeting.
Mrs. Charles Norton's pro-
gram commemorating ameri-
can History Week, was
another reason for the day
being special, at this time she
proudly presented the three
winners of the annual Ameri-
can History Essay Contest,
Patricia Tapper, first runner-
up, Robert Taylor, second
runner-up, and Melissa Wood,
first place winner, to read
their essays to DAR members
and visitors.
"Trish" Tapper's essay was
on "Farming" and had to do

with Jeffrey Wood, early
American farmer, and the
development of the plow
through 100 years. She wrote
of reaping devices and other
tools and farming equipment
so important to the American
way of life, including the
cotton gin. The essay was well
done, and in the words of Mrs.
Norton, "delightful and infor-
The other two essays were
on "Ship Building". Robert
Taylor wrote of several early
American ships, who built
them and when, how they
were used and what became of
'them. He told of William
Hackett, the greatest builder
of the Revolutionary period,
and discussed ship building
Melissa Wood emphasized
the importance of ship build-
ing in that day and discussed
the very primitive tools that
were used at that time. She
also named many early ships
and gave the length of voyage

from place to place and the
time required to make each
trip. Both essays were excel-
lent and, like Melissa's, "de-
lightful and informative".
Each student was presented
with a beautiful DAR award,
the winner's in bronze, and the
others in silver. -
Mrs. Nobie Stone, Natiorfal
Defense Chairman, discussed
the article "What Is a Fam-
ily?" by William A. Stanmey-
er, an attorney and professor
of law at Indiana University
School of Law.
Mrs. Owens invited all corm-
mittee chairmen to attend the
meetings of the Executive
meetings each second Tues-
day morning at 10:00 o'clock
at the Corinne Gibson Library.
Guests of the chapter were
Mrs. Carl Wood and Mrs.
Cathy Wood, grandmother and
mother of Melissa, first place
winner of the essay contest.
Hostesses were Mrs. Ro.'
bert'a Harden, Mrs. Glen6i
Boyles and Mrs. Ralph'
Swatts, Sr.

Faith Christian School be-
'gan operations in Port St. Joe
,#in the fall of 1973 with a class
,of 12 five year old kinder-
igarteners. The school has
added a grade each year and
will have a complete elemen-
*tary program next year. The
Four and five year old students
meet at the kindergarten
Annex on Eighth Street.

Beach FD Ladies
Elect Officers
The Mexico Beach Volunte-
er Fire Department Ladies
Auxiliary had its election of
officers March 3rd. Wanda
Walker was elected president;
Jean Heathcock, Vice Pre-
sident; Mildred Rycroft, Sec-
retary; Doris Kimmell, Trea-
surer; Karen Kimmell, Publi-
city Chairman and Peggy
Wood, Advertising Chairman.
To start the new fiscal term
the Ladies are having a
rummage sale March 29th.
anyone who wishes to donate
to the sale please contact
Arlene McCullough at 648-5061
or take the items to the Union
76 Station on Mexico Beach.

According to Mrs. Quarles,
the school's coordinator, Faith
Christian School attracts stu-
dents because of its emphasis
on academics, discipline, and
Christian education, as well as
small classes with individual
The school stresses a strong
phonics program beginning in
four-year kindergarten. The
phonics, writing, spelling and
reading programs are com-
pletely co-ordinated through
Grade Three for thorough
learning through repetition
and use.
The mathematics program
contains much drill and
emphasizes correct computa-
tion, addition, subtraction,
multiplication and division.
Science instruction begins in
kindergarten and is taught
from textbooks in agreement
with God's Word. American
History begins in Grade One
and continues through Grade
six. World History is added in
Grade five. Love of one's
country and respect for its
leaders are taught and intro-
duced formally in Grade five.
Reading for speed and com-
prehension is stressed in

Grades four through six, and
vocabulary building becomes
a major subject. Creative and
expository writing are a part
of the curriculum, and the
first research paper is at-
tempted at the end of Grade 5.
Bible is a part of each day and
students are graded on verse
memorization and content.
Art, music and physical edu-
cation round out the curricu-
Faith Christian School in-
vites you to visit its classes
and learn more of its pro-
gram. The tuition is modest. A
summer phonics and beginn-
ing reading program is plan-
ned and a remedial math
course may be added if
interest demands.
registration for the summer
program and for the 1980-81
School year will be March 28
and 29. Please call 229-6707 for
further details.

Brownies Dine with Dads

Friday, February 29,

Brownie Troop 305 held a
Father-Daughter Banquet. It
was the culminating activity
for Girl Scout Thinking Day.
G.S. Thinking Day is spent
learning about Girl Scouts in
another country. The girls
learned about Italian Girl
Scouts. They then proceeded
to prepare an Italian dinner of

spaghetti, salad and garlic
bread which they served to
their fathers.
The evening ended with
square dancing and singing.
Each father pinned a world
association pin on his daugh-
ter, signifying she is now a
member of the world-wide
Girl Scout organization.

Dr. A. W. NORTH, M.D.
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Expanded Office Hours
Monday, 9-12 (OB Clinic) 1-5
Tuesday Thursday ..... 9-5
Friday by Appointment Only
Since Dr. Joseph Harper has moved out of our office
suite and we are able to offer these expanded hours for :
your convenience.
Family Planning, Pregnancy, Treatment
of Female Disorders, Diseases of Women,
Termination and Sterilization
229-8258 229-8250
For Emergencies After Hours Call 229-8149
If No Answer Call Hospital 22X-1121
Offices Located in South Wing of Municipal Hospital
Port St. Joe

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Andi Bush, shown with band director Dan Crews. Andi
was presented with a musical scholarship this week.
-Star photo

Wins Scholarship

Andi bush, a senior at Port
St. Joe Junior-Senior High
School, has been selected as a
recipient of a Music Scholar-
ship at Florida Southern Col-
lege, Lakeland, for the 1980-81
academic year. Andi has been
playing the drums for the St.
Joe Singers for the past three
years. She was drummer on

both record albums and made
a "Superior" at State in
special category of vocal
music. She also made "Super-
ior" in the solo and ensemble
contest during this school
Andi is the daughter of mr.
and Mrs. John Neal Bush of
Route One, Wewahitchka.

Port St. Joe, Fla.

March 7 and 8
Friday and Saturday
HRS.: 10AM-5PM

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Looking for a place to set-
tle? This beautiful brick
home has everything you
need. Excel. construction, 3
bdrm, 2 ba., double garage,
laundry rm, den, land-
scaped lot with 18'x36'
swimming pool on corner of
Court & Alabama. By appt.
only. No. 203

Only 1 block from beach,
and yet at a price you can
afford! Beautiful level cor-
ner lot with 3 bdrm, 1 ba.
furn. home. Has the poten-
tial to be a great showplace.
Corner of Pine and Ameri-
cus. $27,500. No. 204

This most attractive beach
home is located'1 blk. from
beach and is priced to sell. 2
bdrms, 1 ba., liv. rm, din.
rm, kitchen, cen. h&a, well
insulated, utility house and
*fenced in back area. Canal
St. No. 205.

Fantastic opportunity! Bei-
ge brick home on east side
of Hwy. 98 with huge bay
windows, 3 1g. bdrms, den,
utility rm, 25' kitchen-din-
ing rm, very Ig. living-Fla.
rm with brick fireplace
wall. Cedar-lined closets.
Chain link fenced yd. Also,
adjoining acre & 100' beach
lot. Over 3 acres altogether.
Will sell separately! No. 206
Use your own skills and
imagination to complete a
partially finished house. 3
bdrms, 1% ba., liv. rm, din.
rm, garage with utility rm,
only 1 block from beach.
Adjacent corner lot also
available. No. 207


2 story house with sun deck
on U.S. 98, gives you a beau-
tiful view of the Gulf. Com-
pletely furn. deluxe 4 bdrm,
2 ba. home. Ready for occu-
pancy. No. 300

50'x150' lot just 1 blk. from
beach with 12'x54' mobile
home. Spacious floor plan, 2
bdrms, 1 ba., kitchen with
din. area and liv. rm. A nice
place to live and a nice
price, too, $21,000. 109 6th St.
No. 400
Valuable Property on Beach
Side-3rd lot from beach!
Completely furnished dup-
lex on 28th St. 1 bdrm, 1 ba.
on each side. Call for more
information. No, 401

Live within walking dis-
tance of beach in a furn. 2
bdrm, 1 ba. mobile home
on 75'x112' corner lot. Utility
shed in back with washing
machine. 2 blks from beach
at a nice affordable low
price-$19,000. No. 402
1 blk from beach in a nice
location! Furn. 2 bdrm, 1
ba. home with screen porch.
Extra bdrm and shower
connected. 2 a-c's. Call for
more information. No. 403


Priced in the 20's! Well
cared for 3-4 bdrm. home on
2 Ig. lots. Carpeted, alumi-
num windows, back screen
porch, 2 metal outbldgs in
back. Located on Charles
Ave. No. 500
Priced Reduced! Ex. lot
100'x211' with 2 bdrm, 1 ba.
concrete block home. Large
eat-in kitchen, block storage
bldg, plenty of space for a
garden. Adjoining lot may
be purchased also. No. 501

NEW LISTING! Beautiful
lagoon location in Camp
Palms Subd. 2 bdrm, 1 ba.,
liv. rm, din. rm, kitchen.
Call office for more info. No.
Observe the beauty of the
Gulf! This newly construct-
ed stilt beach home has ob-
servation deck for viewing
and sunning. 2 bdrms, insul-
ated thruout. Call for more
info. No. 601
Be protected by Century
21's Home Protection Plan
when you purchase this
lovely 3 bdrm, 2 ba., cen. h&
a, fully modern home only 1
blk. from the beach. No. 602
1.99 acres 150' on SR30 to
Indian Lagoon. Approx. 650'
depth. An ideal building site
cleared and filled. No. 603

Super Bargain. 1 city block
and % city block in Carra-
belle, 3 blks. from heart of
town, 15 lots in all. Ideal for
speculative builder or inves-
tor. No. 700
3 acres, close to town,
with store bldg. fully equip-
ped, including Ig. commer-
cial cooler, counters and is-
land shelving. Plenty of
room for expansion. Owner
may finance. No. 701
Reid Ave.-Ideal location
for hotel or could be con-
verted to shops or offices.
6,100 sq. ft. brick building.
Heavily reinforced colu-
mns, kitchen facilities. 30
rms, 17 baths. With or with-
out bar. Financing avail-
able at 10 percent. No. 702

Acreage on Canal. 3.7 acres
on Interstate Canal on Over-
street. Natural boat basin,
nice pines, landslope from
county road to canal. No.
Fish camp-335' on Burgess
Creek, 3.2 acres in all. With
cabin, sleeps 6, plus stor-
age shed, 2 wells and boat
ramp. No. 801

A Ig. selection of excel.
bldg. lots in Mexico Beach,
St. Joe Beach, Beacon Hill,
plus Gulf Aire lots. No. 900
Commercial lots 90'x190',
120'x90', in Mexico Beach
Business Center. Lg. com-
mercial lot-275' frontage
on Hwy. 98, 320' on canal-
strategic corner on sea-
going canal. No. 901
168' Gulf front, 164' on U.S.
98, over 250' deep. Ideal for
investment or unique loca-
tion for a beach home. No.

PATTY MILLER, Realtor Assoc.

After Hours:
Realtor Associate Associate
Realtor Associate Associate

House for Rent or Sale: New
3 bdrm., with 2 baths, at
Mexico Bewh. 648-5494.
tfc 2-28

2 lots, 100x158' ea., in a very
restricted area of Mexico
Beach. 648-5494. tfc 2-28
For Sale by Owner: 3 bdrm.
block house with 2 baths.
Located on Long Ave. near
schools. For more informa-
tion, call 227-1313 after 5 p.m.
tfc 11-15

1 A

Wanted: 2 wheel utility
trailer, call 648-5888.
ltc 3-6

12' fiberglass boat, 9.9
motor, galv. trailer, $550, good
cond. 229-6876. ltp 3-6

Garage Sale, 706 Wood-
ward Ave., Fri. & Sat., 9-5,
several families, odds and
ends, children's clothes.

Rummage Bake Sale, be-
side City Hall, Saturday, 10
a.m. through all day. Sponsor-
ed by Club '81.

Trailer for sale at White
City, $2,000. Kirkland's Land-
ing. Phone 229-6716.
2tp 3-6

Place your order now for
caladium bulbs. Call 227-1278
or contact any Garden Club
member. Will have a few
jumbos at 85c each.

Reduce safe & fast with
GoBese Tablets & E-Vap
"water pills", Campbell's
Drug. It 3-6

DRAPERIES-Ready made
and custom made. Large sel-
ection of swatches to choose
from. Roche's Furniture and
Appliance Store, 209 Reid
Avenue, phone 227-1730.


Industrial Commercial -
Marine Painting
Senior Citizen Discount
Free Estimates
785-4245 Parker, Fla.
4tp 3-6

Specializing in car and truck
Free Estimates
109 4th St. Highland View
4tp 3-6

Raking, mowing, trimming,
etc. Also odd jobs around your
home. Available after 2:00
p.m., Monday, Wednesday
and Friday, all day Tues.,
Thurs. and Saturday. Call 229-
6563. 2tp 3-6

Charles H. Stephens
227-1622 or 229-8032

Smitty's Air Cond. &
M-teciric Luuu~r

Psychological services for
anyone with problems in day-
to-day living. Gulf County
Guidance Clinic. Port St. Joe.
227-1145. (24 hr.)

Complete Wood Shop
Custom Cut Lumber
Want to Do It Yourself?
Then come see us for Stan-
ley tools, hardware, paneling.
paint, lumber.
Earley's Hardware &
Building Supply
Hwy. 98 W. 227-1763
tfc 8-5

Carpentry Work Done
Reasonable Rates
Jimmy Johnson
Phone 229-8757
tfc 2-2

Port St. Joe Beach
Gunsmithing Blueing
New & Used Guns Scopes
tfc 1-3 -

E ierelc Contractor l1
Franchised dealer for Fedder- Wouldn't You Really
window units & central air Rather Have Cable TV?
conditioning complete with
duct system. Residential &
commercial, wiring.
For Free Estimates, Call
648-5024 or 648-5650
tfc 11-1 For Cable TV
Installation In Port St. Joe
IDLE HOUR .-..." ,A. i,*
BEAUTY SALON Phone 229-7232
402 Third St. Or Visit the Telephone Company
Specializing in business Oftice tfc 1-4
Permanents Coloring
Shaping All Your Hair Needs
Owner, Betty Heath
Phone 229-6201 for Appt.
tfc 11-15

Machine Work Welding
506 First Street
Phone 229-6803
Machinist on duty all day
every day

Septic Tank Cleaning
Phone 229-8007
tfc 11-30
Alcoholics Anonymous
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Sunday 4:00P.M. EST
St. James Episcopal Church

Going Fishing?
Stop here first
for a complete
line of

Fishing Tackle

Hurlbut Supply
306 Reid Ave.

Located in the H&R Block
Income Tax Office
116 Monument Ave.
Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456
8tp 1-17

Contracting & Wiring
Commercial Residential
Dependable Free Estimates
Over 25 years experience
Licensed Insured
(to meet area requirements)
St. Je Beach 648-5497


Sears Catalog Sales

Leon Pollock, Owner
410 Reid Avenue

kills bugs for
up to six months,

in costly pest control services.
Use of Sprayer free with
purchase of Rid-A-Bug
306 Reid Avenue
Port St Joe, Florida




2 bdrm., 1 bath, separate dining rm., nice size liv. rm,
breezeway, garage and workshop workshop on
75'x 180' lot at 114 Hunter Circle. $28,000.

Nice selection of lots at Mexico Beach, Beacon Hill,
Gulf Aire.

371/2 acres with apporx. 1100 ft. on Sauls Creek.
Includes a large four bdrm. hunting & fishing lodge
that needs some repair. In the midst of some of the
best hunting & fishing territory in West Florida.
$2,000.00 per Acre. Sorry we cannot subdivide, but
the purchaser could.

2,bdrm, 2 bath beach cottage on 2 lots facing Hwy. 98.
Beach across Hwy. dedicated as beach for use of
owners on land side. House primarily built of cypress
and juniper. Only $52,000.


221 Reid Avenue Frank Hannon, Broker 227-1133
Natalie Shoaf, Assoc. 227-1498

Route 3, Box 167A Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456

1829 Hwy. 98 MEXICO BEACH


Betsy Ross spinet. Call 648-
8253. $250. ltp

day, March 15, 9 A.M.,CST to
?? Fiesta Parking area, Hwy.
98, Mexico Beach; featuring
baked goods, plants, crafts,
white elephants, something
for everyone. Sponsored by
Sea Oats and Dunes Garden
Club. 2t 3-6

12x60' mobile home, 2 bed-
room, central heat and air, in
mint condition. Phone 648-
5800. tfc 1-3

CB Radios, Johnson, Craig,
Surveyor, antennas, base sta-
tions, terms available. West-
ern Auto.

23' Chriscraft, plus 283
Chevrolet engine, 3 spd. auto
transm., $600. 229-8570.
tfc 10-11

To Buy or Sell
Call Avon Dist. Mgr., Mar-
garet Rickman, 286-5360
write P. O. Box 10404, Par-
ker, Fla. 32401
tfc 11-29

1971 Chevrolet Nova, 212
12th St., or phone 229-6035 for
information. ltp 3-6

1973 Ford pickup F250. 648-
8965. It 3-6

1965 Chevrolet pickup, short
wheel base, 283 eng., stand.
shift. $650. 227-1568.
tfc 2-28

1976 Chevy Bonanza van,
loaded, air, am-fm 8-track,
CB, custoinized; $3,95.00. 229-
8043, after 5:00 p.mi., 229-6129.
tfc 2-21

Cars for Sale. Must sell one
of the two following cars: 1977
Pacer station wagon, loaded,
excel. cond., good gas mile-
age. Will take you over 400
miles on a tank full. $2,750. Or
1974 Dodge tudor coupe, load-
ed, under-coated, good gas
mileage, low, low mileage,
only has 24,000 miles. Excel.
cond., $2,500. Call 648-5432 or
come to Edgewater Camp-
grounds, Route 98, Mexico
Beach. 4t 2-14

1970 Ford pickup with fac-
tory rebuilt engine (6 cyl. 300),
needs transmission. $200; two
Grand Prix mud grip tires,
10x15, like new, $100; 23 chan-
nel pierce & Simpson base
station, digital clock, turner &
3-power mike 50' coax with
ground plane, $125. 229-8465.

The Mexico Beach Volunt-
eer Fire Dept. will hold tur-
key-ham shoots each week
end starting Saturday, March
1, through Saturday, April 5.
Come on out to Mexico Beach,
across Hwy. 98 from the Union
76 station and win your Eas-
ter dinner.
As of this date, January 24,
1980, I will not be responsible
for any debts incurred by
anyone other than myself.
There will be a regular com-
munication of Port St. Joe
Lodge No. 111, F. & A.M.,
every first and third Thursday
at 8:00 p.m.
J. P. Cooley, Sec.

The V.F.W. will meet the,
second Tuesday of every
month at 7:30 p.m. at But-
ler's Restaurant. tfc 5-31
R.A.M.-Regular convoca-
tion of St. Joseph Chapter No.
56. R.A.M. 1st and 3rd Mon-
days, 8 p.m. All visiting com-
panions welcome.
E. William McFarland, Sec.

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
Section 865.09, Florida Statutes, the
undersigned persons intend to register
with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gulf
County, Florida, four weeks after the
first publication of this notice, the fictl.

tlous name or trade name under which
they will be engaged In business nd in
which said business is to be carried 4
Hwy. 37 ,
Wewahitchka, Florida
James L. McArdle, Owner
4tc 3-6



Thames Hotel, day, weekly,
monthly rates. 302 Reid Ave.,
229-8723. tfc 3-6

Downstairs apartment, can
be seen at 708 Long Ave. 2
bdrms, kitchen, liv.-din. rm.

Furnished house at 528 7th
St. $175 per month. 229-8939.
tfc 3-6

3 bedroom furnished house
at Overstreet. $150 month. :
229-8939. tfc 3-6
Two bedroom furnished
trailer at St. Joe Beach. $150
month. 229-8939 tfc 3-6

Three bedroom unfurnished
house. If interested call 64w'
5315. Itp 2-28
For carpets cleaned the way
professionals do it-at afrac-
tion of the cost, rent Rinse N
Vac, the portable steam car-
pet cleaning system. Avail-
able at Western Auto, phone
227-1105, 219 Reid Ave.
tfc 3-16

DRY cleaning carpets is
easier, faster and safer with
HOST. Rent our machine. St.
Joe Furniture. 227-1251.

Furnished 2 bdrm. house,
auto. heat, no pets; Furnished
large one bdrm. apt., auto
heat, no pets. 229-6777 after 7
p.m. tfc 11-8

One 2 bdrm. house on Duval
St., Oak Grove. Call 229-6961.
tfc 2-14

Why not park your mobile
home at Ski Meadows Trail-
er Park, short walk to the Gulf
from your park site. Call 229-
6105. tfc 20
For Rent: Unfurnished 3
bedroom house, central heat
and air, fenced yard, closely
garage. 229-6777 after 7 p.mj
tfc 1-31-

Live-in housekeeper ana
companion needed for mt
elderly mother in her Apat-
lachicola home. Mrs. J. C. Mc-
Leod, 10 6th St., Apalachicol&,
phone 653-9341. 2tc 3-
Applications are being ac-
cepted by the Gulf County Sen-
ior Citizens Asso. for the post-
tion of Site Manager-4 hrs.
per day, 5 days per week. The
Site Manager will be respon-
sible for the total program atia
Nutrition Site for the elderly.
A high school education is a
basic requirement with exper-
ience in coordinating group
activities preferred. Applica-
tions will be accepted through
March 14th and may be ob-
tained from the Wewahitchka
High School office or from the
Gulf County Senior Citizens
office at the Motel St. Joe.
This is an equal opportunity

The Gulf County CETP,
Inc., would like to announce
the opening of seven PSE
(public service employment)
1) Social Worker, resource
development coordinator; 3)
Social Worker assistant; 3)
Farmers Home administra-
tion (A) County Housing De-
velopment specialist; 4) City
of' Port St. Joe (A) HydTo
Pump operator, chaffeur li-
cense required; 5) Gulf Coun-
ty Board Commissioners, two
labor positions; 6) Division of
Forestry, forest towerman; 7)

Special Meet

*f Auxiliary
:' There will be a special
meeting of the Hospital Aux-
iViry officers in the Municipal
Hospital conference room on
March 12th at 9:00 aim. The
regular monthly meeting will
:be March 27th at 9:00 a.m.
The Hospital Auxiliary
-wishes to express its apprecia-
-ion to Wesley Ramsey and
Ibhe Star for their support in
*lhe progress of the Auxiliary.


to Belly


Have you ever wished you
could belly dance like one of
those ladies of the Arabian
harem? Is so you are asked to
call the Gulf County Com-
munity Service Office at 229-
6119 to establish if there is
enough interest to start a

Hospital Auxiliary Starts Program

to Make Further Improvements

After supporting the Hospi-
tal Special Eqipment Fund,
the Municipal Hospital Auxili-
ary is on the move again. The
next project is the refurbish-
ing of the hospital lobby and
terrace and new drapes for the
A rummage sale will held on
March 29th with all proceeds
going to a fund for this project.
The location of the sale will be
announced later. Anyone
wishing to donate items for

this sale please call Ira Gor-
ham, 229-6863; Grace Meyer,
227-1536; or Elsie Griffin, 229-
8848. All items will be appre-

The Concerned Christian
Society will hold its regular
business meeting this Satur-
day, at four p.m. at the First
Born Holiness Church. All
members are urged to attend.

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY,MARCH 6, 1980



Talent Show Winners
Patrick May, president of the Alpha-Omega Speech Club
presents the first place prize for the Talent Show to Tommy

Health Classes for Ladies

The Gulf County Commun-
ity Service Office is offering
an evening health and physi-
cal fitness class for ladies. The
class began Monday night
March 3rd, and will be held
again Thursday night, March
The class will meet twice a
week on Monday and Thurs-
day nights at 7:00 P,M. at the

Wright. Winning second place were gymnasts, from left:
Pam Sanborn, Traci McClain, Trish Tapper and Cathy Rish.
The Goldtones, composed of Ralph .Thompson, second from
left, Charles Butler, Mark Watts and Todd Wilder, won third
place in the show. See the related story in "School News".

Stac House on 8th Street.
There will be a fee of $5.00

The Port St. Joe Quarter-
back Club will have their
regular scheduled meeting on
Monday, March 10, at seven
p.m. The meeting will be held
in the High School Commons

Dr. Kennedy to

Speak Sunday
The White City Assembly of
God Church announces that
Dr. Talmadge Kennedy, min-
ister, teacher and writer will
be conducting the service next
Sunday night, March 9, at 6:00
Rev. Jack Strader, pastor,
extends an invitation to the
public to attend.

ie Mame tournament. All for the Grandmothers' tourna-
members who did not qualify ment were eligible.

SLucille Pierce, Lee Hall Attend

Hair Fashion Show In Capital

, Lucille Pierce and Lee Hall
-of the Beauty Boutique re-
' 'cently attended a hair fashion
:show in Tallahassee. Redken

Band Will

Rock All Nite

The Port St. Joe High
School Band is having a
"Rock-A-Thon" Friday
and Saturday, March 7 and
8 at the City Fire Station.
The rocking will start at
4:00 p.m., Friday afternoon
and continue through 4:00
p.m., Saturday.
Sponsors are needed for
the several rockers who
will be doing their bit for
the band. Anyone wishing
to sponsor a rocker may
contact a band member or
call the High School.

and Tallahassee Beauty Sup-
ply presented "The Second
Annual Tallahassee Experi-
ence" in hairstyling for men
and women, perming, hair
coloring and cosmetics.
The featured artists were
Roy Peters of Dallas, Tex.,
Derek Roe of London, Eng-
land and Bobble Favaron of
-Bouton Rouge, La.
The staff at the Beauty
Boutique also attended a "Cut
and Color" show in Dothan,
Ala. recently as well as
holding color classes in Red-
ken Hair Color and Cosmetics.
A make-up class in Redken
Cosmetics was enjoyed by
several ladies recently at the
Florida Power Lounge. Make-
up artist was Jo Salmon of
Atlanta, Ga.
For your make-up needs,
come by or call for an
appointment for a facial and
demonstration in Redken pH
Plus Acid Balance products.

A cowboy theme was used
throughout. The contest got
underway with a cap pistol
shot. As the players advanced
around the course, they were
served red-eye punch, cactus
juice, bubble gum, and beef
At the awards ceremony
following the eighteen hole
tournament, each contestant
was awarded a straw cowboy
hat, parched peanuts, and an
orange tied in a bandanna
hankderchief. Table decorat-
ions were azaleas and camel-
lias arranged on paper bags.,
Betty May won the first
flight, or Calamity Jane divi-
sion. Janet King placed second
and Margie Miller third. The
Annie Oakley, or second flight,
resulted in a tie between
Clemmie Wyatt and Estelle
Mosely, with Clemmie Wyatt
emerging as winner. Helen
Quakenbush and Virginia
Campbell tied for third place.
Janet King won the prize for
low putts. Special prizes were
awarded to Minerva McLane
and Ruth Hendrix.


equity and assume payments.
ST. JOE BEACH-This cute two bedroom one bath beach house located about 300
feet from the Gulf of Mexico can be yours. Recently remodeled and carpeted. This
one is priced to sell!
ST. JOE BEACH-Three bedroom, two bath mobile home on 2 ig. lots. It is located
within walking distance of the Gulf. This well kept home can be yours for a low
down payment and payments like rent
MEXICO BEACH-Beautiful 4 bdrm, 2 ba. home right on the Gulf. This home
could be the ideal get-away-place or a year round home. You .lust see this one to
appreciate it!
MEXICO BEACH-This quality home offers 3 bdrms, 2 ba., a double car garage,
great rm and much more. This brick home is located just a short walk to the Gulf!
WEWAHITCHKA-Beautiful take front home on Lands Lake (formerly Lake
Como). This brick home has a fenced yd and cypress boat dock. Ideal for the

PALM STREET-1 lot. Pay equity and assume payments.
CANAL FRONT LOTS-Several to choose from with easy terms. $3,000 down and
the balance over 10 years.
HIGHWAY 98-Three lots which border Hwy. 98 on the front & a canal on the back.
These lots would make a nice location for a business or a beach home.
HIGHWAY 98--Good commercial or residential location naer the Gulf. Only $16,-
000.00. Owner will finance this lot with 29 percent down and the balance over five
or more years.
FIFTH STREET-100'x158' lot, $6,000. Owner will finance with $2,000 down.
NEWMEXICO DRIVE-100'x158' lot, $6,000. Owner will finance with $2,000 down.
TEXAS DRIVE-100'xl00' lot, $6,000. Owner will finance with $2,000 down.

RED BULL ISLAND-One lot on River Road, $2.000.


Marguerite Wainwright





Each office independently owned and operated.

C. M. PARKER, Realtor Mexico Beach, Fla. 904-648-5777


Mexico Beach. Lg. beach house with sundeck,
Fla. room, 4 bdrms, 2 bae., great rm., kitchen,
completely furnished.

Mexico Beach. Lovely 4 bdrm., 2 ba. home right
on beach. Lg. screened porch, great room, mod-
ern kitchen. IDEAL beach house for year round
living. Furn. central heat and air.

Mexico Beach. 2 bdrms, 1 ba. cottage 2 blocks
from Gulf. Lg. screened porch & fireplace,

Mexico Beach. Brick home approx. 2 yrs. old, 3
bdrms, 2'ba.,family rm. & laundry rm, cen. h&a,

Mexico Beach-This lovely homnehas everything
you could possibly ask for plus it was built on an
elevated foundation to take advantage of the
beautiful view of the gulf. If you are tired of run
of the mill houses, make an appt. to see this one.
Corner 4th & Fortner.

Mexico Beach. "Cadillac of Mobile HOmes".
Excel. buy in Ig. mobile home. Completely re-
decorated, fully carpeted, 3 bdrms, 2 be., liv. rm,
Ig. porch, landscaped lawn, new central heating
and cooling unit. Includes all drapes, carpeting,
kitchen appliances and storage shed. Must see to

Mexico Beach.
6 efficiency apt
quarters, cen. I
on Hwy. 98 upl
yr. round incoi

Mexico Beach. Two story, 3 bdrm. frame house
with sun deck, 3 blks. from beach. Yard with Ig.
trees and chain link fence. Modern kitchen, self
cleaning oven, heat pump & air conditioner.

Your dream come true in this serene setting.
Room to breathe, try some farming, relax and
enjy life. 2V'/ acres plus "like new" double wide
mobile home and chain link fence. Must see to
appreciate. $39,500.00 (Property may be divi-

Beach Motel with fenced in pool.
t. rental units plus 2 bdrm. living
h&a. Perfect location first motel Special Buy. Nice 2 BR mobile home on large
on entering Mexico Beach. Good beautiful lot. $13,900.00.
me. Shown by appt.

Mexico Beach. 2 bdrm, frame vacation house
Ig. screened porch, dishwasher, approx. 400 yds.
from Gulf. $23,800.


St. Joe Beac
Take advanti

provements fQ
beach cottage
Atlantic Stre

Mexico Beach. For discriminating buyers only:
this custom built home has all the wanted
features, Ig. rms include 3 bdrms, 2 ba., 2 car
garage, great rm., kit. -screen porch. On 2 lots.
Cen. h&a.

Mexico Beach. Elevated construction, near good
fishing, also 3 blocks from beach. 2 bdrms, I ba.
home less than 3 yrs. old on Ig. secluded lot.

Mexico Beach. Vacation Cottage 1 bdrm. with
unfinished area. Screened porch, Ig. lot with
metal storage bldg. Equipped kitchen, heat
pump & air conditioner. 3 blks. from Gulf.


h. Remodeled, cozy 3 bdrm. home.
igeof this location and owner's Im.
for year round family living or ideal
e. Just walk across to the beach.


Wewehitchka. Mini Farm 3 bdrm., 2 ba. con-
crete block home with 5 acres of land, 6 miles
south of Wewahitchka. $40,000.00.
Red Bull Island lots, $3,000.00. Beautiful 100'x
125' lots near Chipola River.
Mobile home on Ig. corner waterfront lot on the
Chipola River. 3 bedroom, 1 bea., liv. rm, kit. and
Ig. add on rm. Heat and a.c., Franklin fireplace,
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Port St. Joe. Comfortable home on 2 lovely lots. 2
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eat-in kitchen plus dining rm, liv. rm and 1ig.
closed in garage for great room, shop or
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Several lots on paved roads with close proximity
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Ladies' Golf Winners

SOn February 28, the Ladies
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Clellan Ave., saying one of
their neighbors was causing a
nuisance in their area with his
chickens and other birds. The
letter stated the noise, odor
and burning debris from the
chickens was causing them
problems and discomfort from
having to have their windows
closed at all times to keep out.
odors and flies which resulted
from the chickens and birds,
especially in. the spring and
The letter said they didn't
mind the neighbor having a
few chickens, but his flock had
become too large for the
limited space they were kept
in and were causing them
The City's nuisance ordin-
ance requires that when a
letter of complaint is written
then a letter from the City,
giving 30 days notice must be
written to the offending party
requiring a citation be given if
the matter is not taken care of
within the 30 days.
As for the potholes, Street
Superintendent Hadden said
his crews had been patching
roads for about two weeks and
would get to the Woodward
Avenue problems just as soon
as they could.
The ladies complaining of
the dogs said if they could not
get any concrete action from
the County Judge, then they
would file a letter of complaint
with the City, setting the
automatic notice and violation
notice into motion.
Another ordinance proposed
for consideration, was held in
abeyance until the next meet-
ing of the Commission in order
to allow time to confer with
the City attorney, William J.
Rish. Rish was absent Tues-
day night, due to illness.
The Ordinance would allow
modular homes to be installed
in the City, but there was a
question as to whether or not
the installation could be limit-
ed to certain areas of the City.
Mayor Pate said it was his
information that adoption of
the ordinance would allow the
installations in any part of the
city where they would comply
with the zoning ordinance. The
City's zoning ordinance limits
construction by size of the lot
and building. Some of the
modular homes comply with
these size limitations.
The Fire Department has
requested that another warn-
ing siren be installed around
the area of 10th Street and
Marvin Avenue, but an alter-
native is being sought because
of the disturbance the siren
would cause in the area.
Clerk Alden Farris said he

"If you Block
people make an
error, you pay
the Interest and
I should come
ht a 'atmamr "m

If we should make an error that
costs you additional tax, you
pay only the tax. Block pays
any penalty and interest. We
stand behind our work.

116 Monument Ave.
Phone 229-8536
Weekdays 8 AM -6 PM
Sat., 8-4

WIN WRESTLING AWARDS-These four young men Improved; Steve Walker, co-captain; Jeff Shearer, co-cap-
were recognized for their contributions to the Wrestling team tain and Most Valuable; and Bernie Wester, Most Enthusias-
at the annual wrestling banquet held last Thursday night in tic.
the home of Gene Raffield. From left, are: Jeff Wood, Most

Mat-Maids for the wrestling team present May Dell Lisa Fadio, Laurie Smith, Lulu Mclnnis, Laura Burnette,
Pettis with a plaque recognizing her as "Mat Momma of the Terri Gilley, Clara Allen, Jenny Totman and Sharie Mims.
Year" at the wrestling banquet. Lisa Fadio was awarded Mat-Maids are responsible for the care of the wrestling
"Most Enthusiastic" for the Maids. Mat-Maids were: Serena equipment and provided spirit at the wrestling events.
Guillot, Gaynell Stephens, Cindy Sullivan, Martha Adkison, -Star photos

To dream the impossible
To fight the unbeatable foe,
To bear with unbearable sor-

To run where the brave dare
not go
To right the unrightable wrong
To love pure and chaste
from afar,
To try when your arms are too

Mrs. Mary Alice Odom

Taken by Death Monday

Mrs. Mary Alice '"Mae"

had been in touch with the St.
Joseph Telephone and Tele-
graph Company, who said
they have a telephone warning
system which could be attach-
ed to the individual firemen's
phones, giving them a warn-
ing and allowing them to use
their personal phones to get
the fire location.
Farris was instructed to
investigate the matter further
before a final decision is
The City had to change its
policy of providing residue
from the Wastewater Treat-
ment plant to everyone and
anyone who wants it.
In, the past the plant has
hauled the residue, which it
must haul off, to anyone who
wanted it. Many people use it
as a mulch for gardens, even
though it has no fertilizer
properties and is almost to-
tally inert. Plant manager
Bob Simon said his drivers are
having too much trouble find-
ing where the mulch is to go
and the cost of gasoline is
making the delivery of the
material too expensive for the
As a result, the Commission
adopted a policy Tuesday
night of making the material
available for those who hauled
it themselves.

Odom, 85, died Monday morn-
ing in Port St. Joe. She was a
native of Milton, and had lived
in. Wewahitchka since 1956.
She was the widow of the late
Rev. W. A. Odom. She was a
retired minister of the United
Pentecostal Church and a
member of the United Pente-
costal Church in Wewahitch-
Survivors include: three
sons, Rev. Marlin F. Odom,
Tampa; Arlin Odom, Wewa-
hitchka and Bennie Odom of
Tampa; three daughters, Mrs.
Mable Beatrice Strange, We-
wahitchka, Mrs. Mary May-
field of Marietta, Ga. and Mrs.
Betty Boyd of Port St. Joe;
two brothers, Jim Elec Mc-
Lendon, Ciarksville and John
Henry McLendon of Chipley;
two sisters, Mrs. Dolly Craig,
Pensacola and Mrs. Callie
Suggs, Pensacola; 28' grand-
children, 38 great grandchil-
dren and four great great
Funeral services were held
Wednesday, at 2:00 CST in the
United Pentecostal Church in
Wewahitchka. Rev. Allen
Crabtree officiated, assisted
by Rev. 0. C. Crabtree, Rev.
Robert McKeithen, Rev. D. L.
Welch and Rev. Dale May-
field. Interment followed in
the Jehu Cemetery in Wewa-
St. Clair Funeral Home of
Port St. Joe was in charge of
all arrangements.

the members of the

Church of Christ

invite you to meet with them:
Sunday Morning Bible Study ........... 10:00 A.M.
Sunday Morning Worship .............. 11:00 A.M.
Sunday Night ......................... 6:00 P.M .
Wednesday Night ..................... 7:00 P.M

Corner 20th St. & Marvin
For information call 229-6969

To reach the unreachable
This is my quest, to follow that
No matter how hopeless, no
matter how far;
To fight for the right without
question or pause,
To be willing to march into
hell for a heavenly cause!
And I know if I'll only be true
to tis glorious quest,
That my heart will be peace-
ful and claim, when
I'm laid to my best,
And the world will be better
for this;
That one man, scorned and
covered with scars,
Still strove with, his last
ounce of courage,
To reach the unreachable
In Memory of my daughter,
Elouise Bailey
Born March 4, 1956
Died Nov. 14, 1972
Christine Bailey and Family

Speaks to

8th Graders
Friday, February 29, cul-
minated a week of guidance
activities conducted by Mrs.
Sarah A. Riley, counselor,
with eighth grade History
'classes. During the first four
days, all eighth graders were
involved in self-development-
al activities that are designed
to initiate "individual" self-
evaluation exercises. Activit-
ies were developed in the
following areas: Values clarif-
ication analyzationn of time
management, and goal set-
ting.) Career and academic
Rocky Comforter, Director,
Comforter Funeral Home, cul-
minated these activities Fri-
day by speaking to the entire
class on goal setting and time
management. Mr. Comforter
is a local resident and resides
in Port St. Joe.

Sharks Bumped Out

of State Play-offs

At the beginning of the'
basketball season, buffs said,
"They're good and they're
fast, but a good, big team will
beat them because they are so
During the course of the
season, the Sharks whipped
their share of good, big teams
and almost all of the good
smaller teams.
Tuesday night, against the
Wakulla War Eagles, the
Sharks couldn't get by that
good, big team for the third
time in a row, losing their
chance at a trip to the state
tournament by a score of
The War Eagles hit on 13
free throws in the last period
to gain'their margin of vic-
tory, after the Sharks had led
the game for three periods of

Dixie League

Registration is open to boys
and girls from the ages of
eight through 13.
Only two days remain to
sign up to play Dixie Youth
baseball this year. Drop by the
Recreation Office between
10:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. to
register. Remember if you do
not sign up you do not play.

There will be an open soft-
ball meeting Tuesday night,
March11, at 7:00 P.M. at the
Recreation Department up-
stairs in the City Hall.
all interested people are
asked to attend


The Ladies Winter League
met on Thursday, Feb. 28,
with the following results:
On lanes one and two Ren-
fro's won four games from the
Royal Flush team. LaJuan
Pogue paced the Renfro team
with a 163 game and a 486
series. Chris Lightfoot paced
the Royal Flush team with a
383 series.
Murphy's won three games
from the Surefoots with Opal
Howard rolling a 472 series
and a 163 game. Rhonda Gain-
ous paced the Surefoots with a
372 series.
Carolyn Wright rolled a 185
game and a 498 series to lead
the SandPipers to a four game
sweep of the Pepsi Cola team.
Kathey Simmons paced Pepsi
Cola with a 418 series and a 154
Highland View Motors won
three games from the Alley
Kats with Bertha Clayton
rolling a fine 526 series and a
196 game. Eleanor Williams
rolled a 202 game and a 471
series for the Alley Kats.
Standings: W L
H.V. Motors 53 7
Murphy's 41 19
SandPipers 37 23
Alley Kats 35 25
Pepsi Cola 34 26
Renfro's 22 38
Surefoots 15 45
Royal Flush 3 57

The Sharks had only seven
points on the boards from free
throws, while the Eagles had a
whopping 27.
Port St. Joe led at the end of
every period except the last.
At half time, the Sharks had a
three point lead, which was
just about what it took to
defeat the Eagles in the two
games played against the two
* teams in February,
The Sharks hung up their
gym shoes Tuesday night with
an 18-9 season.
Ricky Larry paced his team
with 19 points. Castledara
Gant added 10 as the only
other Shark scoring in double
Allen Rosier, the Eagles'
tall one, put 16 points through
the nets for the winners.
Score by quarters:

Church League

Ends Season
Church League basketball
season ended Monday night
with First Pentecostal having
a perfect season. First Pente-
costal had three men to make
the double figures, Mike Todd
32, Gregg Todd 18 and Ronnie
Robershaw 10. Beach Baptist
also had three men to make
the double figures, Chip Pol-
lock 23, Chuck Pollock 15 and
Matt Groom 15.
In the second game First
Baptist won over Long Ave. by
a score of 81 to 77. First Bap-
tist had three men to make the
double figures, Hal Hinote 14,
Ronnie Hogan 24 and Jeff
Hinote 30. Long Ave. had four
men to make the double
figures, Chris Adkison 22,
Jimmy Griffin 10, Martin
Adkison 29 and Dennis Griffin,

Port St. Joe 13 15 7 16-51t
Wakulla 16 15 8 17--5
PORT ST. JOE-Larry, 8-3-
19; Gant, 5-0-10; Parker, 1-0-2-
Pittman, 4-1-9; Cherry, 1-2-4;
Jenkins, 2-1-5; Philmore, 1-0-2,'
WAKULLA-Jackson, 0-112
11; Oaks, 6-0-12; Rosier, 5-6-
16; Hodgekiss, 2-4-8; Spears.
1-2-4; Harris, 1-3-5.

The Sharks won the District
Tournament in Blountstown
last Saturday night, defeating
the Tigers, 49-39, after draw-
ing a first round bye.
The Tigers came out gun-
ning and seemed to ring the
basket with anything they
threw up in the first half and
had a three point lead at half
In the third period, the
quicker Sharks put the de-
fense on the Tigers and held
them to only four points in the
third period and seven in the
last. The Sharks put on a 15
point splurge in the last stanza
to win the game and th]
District title.
Shark shooting wasn't up to
par in Saturday's game, with
Ricky Larry and Castledara
Gant able to lead Shark
scoring with only 13 points
each. They were the only
Sharks scoring in double fig-
Cyler Ingram led the Tiger
attack with 13 points and held
Sharks held the Tigers' potent
Snowden to only seven points.
Score by quarters:
Port St. Joe 13 12 9 15-49
Blountstown 12 16 4 7-39
PORT ST. JOE-Larry, 4-5
13; Parker, 3-3-9; Gant, 5-3-13;:
Pittman, 4-0-8; Cherry, 2-0-4.
Jenkins, 1-0-2.
den, 1-5-7; Gatlin, 2-2-6; In-
gram, 6-1-13; Bess, 5-0-10"
Baker, 2-0-4.

The First
Pentecostal Holiness Church-

Invites You to Worship with Them
Ernest A. Barr, Pastor

SUNDAY SCHOOL ..................... 9:45 AM
MORNING WORSHIP .................. 11:00AM
EVENING WORSHIP .................. 7:00 PM
WEDNESDAY NIGHT.................. 7:00PM

You Are Cordially Invited to Attend


Baptist Church

Corner Long Ave. and 16th St.

SUNDAY SCHOOL ................. 9:45A.M.
MORNING WORSHIP ................ 11:00A.M.
CHURCH TRAINING ................ 5:45P.M.
EVENING WORSHIP ................7:00P.M.
PRAYER MEETING (Wednesday).... 7:00 P.M.

Rev. J. C. ODUM,

Minister of Music


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- THE STAR,Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY,MARCH 6, 1980

Horseshoe Crabs Could

be On Collision Course

Horseshoe crabs, which
have lived in shallow Florida
bays for over 200 million
years, could now be on a colli-
sion course with modern
'science, says a Florida State
University biologist.
Because of a special pro-
perty found in its blood by
medical researchers some 15
years ago, the lowly horseshoe
crab's increasing popularity
with America's drug-making
industry could spell its de-
mise, according to Dr. Ann
Rudloe, of Florida State.
The creature's bright blue
blood is rapidly becoming the
standard testing material
used by pharmaceutical com-
panies in detecting powerful
fever-causing bacteria in



Navy Seaman Recruit Rob-
ert 1.. Montgomery, Jr., son of
Robert L. Montgomery and
Ruth C. Dannelly of 1002
Woodward Ave. and 1607 Gar-
risonr Ave., respectively, Port
St. Jbe, has completed recruit
training at the Naval Train-
ing tenter, San Diego.
During the eight-week train-
ing cycle, he studied general
military subjects designed to
pre pre him for further aca-
demic and on-the-job training
in one of the Navy's 85 basic
occupational fields.
Ihcluded in his studies were
seamanship, close-order drill,
Naval history and first aid,
Personnel who complete this
course of instruction are eligi-
ble: for three hours of college
credit in Physical Education
and Hygiene.
A 1979 graduate of Port St.
Joe .Jr.-Sr. High School, he
joined the Navy in November,

(graduates from

NCO School
geaht Michael G. Luckie, son
df: Era H. Luckie of Wewa-
hiitcka, has graduated from
the: Air Force Noncommis-
sibned Officer Leadership
School at Tyndall Air Force
-. Graduates of the course
study leadership, manage-
mbnt, supervision, and in-
crease their perspective of the
military as an instrument of
national power.
. Sergeant Luckie is a special
Itrpose vehicle repairman at
: The sergeant is a 1971 grad-
uaite of Wewahitchka High

Although Irving Berlin wrote
'God Bless America" during
World War I, he waited until
-1938 to have it published.

medicines, Rvdloe said.
For eons, the docile, in-
edible horsehoe crab has
thrived unmolested in Flor-
ida's shallow bays and inlets.
Some call it a "living fossil".
Large populations have
built up in such places as St.
Joseph Bay, where Rudloe is
planning an experiment this
spring that may prove whet-
her horseshoe crabs can sur-
vive current methods of blood
harvesting now used by the
pharmaceutical industry. She
is calling for volunteers to
help with the project, which
begins April 27.
For many years, such com-
panies have been highly inter-
ested in finding a better and
less expensive way to check
new batches of drugs and
medical devices. These drugs
can easily become contami-
nated with a poison called
endotoxin, produced by a
strain of bacteria commonly
found In the environment,
Rudloe said.
Endotoxin can be intro-
duced into the human blood-
stream by a variety of drugs,
as well as intravenous solu-
tions such as glucose, plasma
and blood, and even dirty
surgical instruments and hy-
podermic needles. It produces
high fevers in most victims,
and is credited with killing
thousands of people through-
out the world each year,
according to Rudloe.
Before scientists discover-
ed the unusual endotoxin-
detecting properties of horse-
shoe crab blood during the
mid-1960's, the pharmaceu-
tical industry was using rab-
bits as guinea pigs in time-
consuming, expensive experi-
ments requiring controlled
laboratory conditions, she ex-
plained. An extract drawn
from horseshoe crab blood has
proven to be upto 30 times less
expensive and up to 1,000
times more sensitive than the
rabbit test, she said.
So now, America's drug
manufacturers are .looking at
the horseshoe crab's blood as
a revolutionary find that poses
great potential .I the fight
against endotoxin poisoning.
Pharmaceutical companies
have taken to the seas, includ-
ing Florida's coastal waters,
in search of increasingly large
supplies of horseshoe crab
blood, Rudloe said.
Horseshoe crabs are not
true crabs at-all. In fact, they
are more closely akin to
spiders, ticks and mites than
they are to the stone and blue
varieties, which are favorites
of seafood lovers everywhere.
A hard, bony horseshoe-
shaped shell that covers its
entire body gives the animal
its name.
Although somewhat fierce-
looking, with a trailing spear-
shaped tail and an underbelly
full of spidery legs, the horse-
shoe crab is virtually harm-
less to humans. It makes its
living on the sand and mulch
bottoms of shallow, saltwater
bays where it eats small
mollusks, crabs and decaying
sea life, Rudloe said.
How the pharmaceutical
companies go about their
blood-drawing task is what
interests Rudloe, and also the

U.S. Food and Drug Admini-
stration which has given the
FSU biologist $30,000 to study
the situation.
"Right now, the crabs are
being completely drained of
their blood and then thrown
back, where they are thought
to be able to survive. So far,
laboratory tests show that
horseshoe crabs can survive
after having all their .blood
drained, but that's under con-
trolled conditions. We're an-
xious to see if they can live in
the wild after such treat-
ment," Rudloe said.
To help in her six-week-long
project in St. Joseph Bay,
Rudloe is calling for volun-
teers who don't mind "rough-
ing it" for at least a week or
so, who aren't squeamish, and
who don't mind not being paid.
Using volunteers plus agree-
able commercial fishermen,
the biologist plans to 'catch
10,000 St. Joseph Bay horse-
shoe crabs between April 27
and June 7. All of the crea-
tures will be tagged. and
released, but only 5,000 will be
bled, so that their survival
rate can later be compared
accurately to that of the

unbled group.
The results of Rudloe's
study will help the govern-
ment, set guidelines for the
protection of horseshoe crabs,
laws which undoubtedly will
be needed if the demand for
their blood continues to rise,
Rudloe said.
Ever wanted to get your
hands dirty in some sort of
scientific field work? You
have your chance with thigh
experiment, by becoming an
aide to Dr. Rudloe.
"I'm looking for anyone,
from housewives to retirees,
who can lend a hand," Rud-
loe said. "Collecting the crabs
doesn't take any special skills,
plus it's interesting and fun."
Volunteers can sign on for
as short a work schedule as a
week, or for the project's
six-week duration, she- said.
Lodging will be provided.
To join the horseshoe crab
round-up, and to get more
information, call or write Dr.
Ann Rudloe, Department of
Biological Science, Florida
State University, Tallahassee,
32306, telephone (904) 984-5204
or (904) 644-6882.

Dr. Ann Rudloe takes blood from
a horseshoe crab.

Aceordianist Plays ,

for Beach Chamber
"Professor" E. Cairelli, of
Lynn Haven, entertained with
his concertina at the Friday
night covered dish supper, in
the Mexico Beach Chamber of
Commerce building, sponsor-
ed by the Arts and Crafts
Mr. Cairelli and his wife
appeared once before at the
Arts and Crafts group, and
will visit for the third time at
the covered dish supper on
Friday, March 14. "Professor" E. Cairelli

The idea for jet propulsion apparently dates back at least
to the first century A.D. when Hero of Alexandria, 'gypt,
is said to have built an engine called an aeolipile.



Corner Third Street and Baltzell Avenue

SUND)AY SCHOOL .................... 9:45 A.M.
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"Warm-up With Sea Trout Chowder"
Cold winter weather dictates hot robust meals. Soups,
chowders and stews have long been a routine part of cold
weather dining because of their nutritious and filling
The Florida Department of Natural Resources offers as a
suggestion Sea Trout Chowder. A meal in itself, the chowder
is served with crusty fresh-baked bread for a real "down-
home" flavor that is unmistakable.
Sea trout is caught all along the Gulf and Atlantic coast
from October through February with December and January
being the peak months. Its firm-textured white flesh makes
for excellent eating. It is high in nutritive value yet extreme-
ly low in calories.
Sea trout adapts easily to broiling, baking, sauteing, pan
frying, and is especially suitable for soups and chowders. Sea
Trout Chowder is prepared with bacon, garlic, tomatoes,
tomato sauce, herbs, hot pepper sauce, soy sauce, and even
Vermouth if desired. The rich and flavorful chowder will just
"hit the spot" on a cold wintry night.
1 pound Sea Trout 2 cans (8 ounces each)
fillets tomato sauce
4 cup chopped bacon 2 cups water

2 tablespoons bacon
2 garlic cloves, finely
1 can (1 pound 12 ounces)
stewed tomatoes

2 cups potatoes O'Brien mix
Y4 teaspoon thyme
Liquid hot pepper sauce
to taste
cup soy sauce
% cup dry Vermouth (optional)

Thaw fish if frozen. Cut fillets into one-inch pieces. Fry bacon
until crisp, reserving 2 tablespoons; bacon drippings. Add
I0 garlic and cook'with reserved bacon drippings until tender.
Add all remaining ingredients except Vermouth. Cover and
simmer 30 minutes. Add fish and Vermouth, if desired. Cook
an additional 10 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley. Makes 6 ser-

Monday, March 10
Toasted cheese sandwich,
pickle chips, buttered mixed
vegetables, citrus cup, apple-
sauce cake, milk.
Tuesday, March 11
Shepherd's pie, steamed
cabbage, stuffed celery, bis-

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Low Flying Aircraft In Area

Extremely low flights by Air Force B-52
bombers are taking place over parts of the
Florida panhandle. The flights will support a
test program being conducted by the Air
Force Avionics Labs at'Wright-Patterson
AFB, Ohio. According to' Tyndall officials, a
total of 14 one-hour low level missions are
scheduled between February 28 and March
25., at altitudes from 200 to 500 feet in the area
shown on the above map. Officials stressed

the flights will avoid high population areas.
The missions will support a routine systems
flight test of infra-red search and track
capability. An environmental assessment has
been prepared for these flights In accordance
with the National Envlrbnmenfta Policy Act
and Air Force Regulations. The study
concluded that the proposed flights will have
no significant impact on the quality of the
human environment.



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Wednesday, March 12
Fish and chips, sliced toma-
to, sliced bread, chocolate
cake, milk.
Thursday, March 13
Baked beans with sliced
franks, potato salad, apple
crisp, roll, milk.
Friday, March 14
Spanish rice and ground
beef, green beans, citrus
(orange or tangerine), garlic
bread, vanilla pudding, milk.
Menus are subject to change
due to the availability of foods.

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Pmport Changes
Planning a trip? The
Department of State has made
some changes to the passport
process that may affect you.
Effective in January of this
year, persons over the age of 13'
are no longer eligible for inclu-
sion in another adult's
passport. All persons over 13
years will be required to obtain
individual passports in their
own name.
If you already have a
passport, in which individuals
over the age of 13 are included,
it will remain valid for travel
until such passport expires.
However, those passports can-
not now be amended to include
the name of a family member
over the age of 13.
This new regulation, first
published in the Federal
Register on Wednesday,
November 14, 1979, became
effective on January 14, 1980.
Agricultural Yearbooks
The 1979 edition of the
Department of Agriculture's
Yearbook of Agriculture has
been published. This year the
Yearbook tells the story of
food and is written and design-
ed for children from nine to
twelve years old.
The Department of
Agriculture expects the de-
mand to be very high and each
Congressional office receives a
limited number of yearbooks
for distribution on a first
come, first served basis. If you
send a postcard in the mail to
me as soon as possible re-
questing the Yearbook, I'll get
a copy off to you when I
receive my allotment.
Remember first come, first
served. I will send these out in
order as I receive your request.
If I do run out before I get to
your request, I'll let you know.
You will then be able to obtain
a copy for the bargain price of
$4.50. All requests for pur-
chase should be in the form of
a check or money order for
$4.50 to the Superintendent of
Documents, Government Prin-

ting Office, Washington, D.C.
Absentee Ballots
Reminder On March 11,
1980 the Florida presidential
primary will take place. If you
are going to be out of town on
primary day, be sure to get an
absentee ballot.. Exercise your
right to vote!
If you are not already
registered, you need to contact
your County Supervisor of
Elections immediately in order
to register to vote in the elec-
tions this Fall.
Okaloosa County Office
Because of a fire last
January 19th in the building
where my Fort Walton Beach
office was located, it has been
necessary for me to move into
new office space in the
Shalimar Courthouse Annex.
The office will be in Room
E-100 of the Shalimar Annex,
and my District Administrator,
Dick Foreman, can be reached
there on Thursday and Friday
each week to assist the folks of
Okaloosa and Walton Coun-
ties. The new phone number
for the office is 651-3111.

Alabama Blackberry Pie
This week Nancy chose a
recipe by Mrs. Tom Bevill,
wife of a Congressman from
neighboring Alabama.
pastry 'for 2 crust pie
4 cups fresh blackberries
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
V stick butter, cut into pieces
Line a deep pie plate with
pastry. Toss washed, drained
berries with sugar and flour;
put into pastry shell. Dot with
bujttcr; Cover with top crust,
sealing edges well. Prick with a
fork. Bake in 4500 oven 10
minutes. Reduce heat to 3500
and bake 30 minutes longer or
until juices begin to run. May
be frozen. Makes 6 servings.



Acrylic painting for begin-
ners will be offered in a six
weeks, two-hour course begin-
ning Wednesday, March 12,
meeting from 7:30 to 9:30. The
class will meet at 223 Reid
Avenue, next to Ready Arts
and Crafts. Jeanne McDer-
mott will be the instructor. A
fee of $18.00 will be charged
for the course.
Oil painters and more ad-
vanced students are welcome
also, however, the course is
aimed primarily at those who
have not painted before.
Further information and
supplies may be obtained at
the Ready Arts and Crafts, or
by calling Mrs. McDerrnmott at

Road Runners Lining Up for

Second Annual Road Race

Last year, the St. Joseph
Bay Road Runners hosted the
first long-distance running
event that this city has ever
seen. Eighty-seven runners
competed with themselves
and the 3.1 mile distance to
finish what was referred to by
runners throughout Northwest
Florida as one of the best
organized and most enjoyable
road races they had ever at-
tended. Competitive running
was new and relatively un-
heard of in Port St. Joe then
and only a handful of local
runners competed, but this
year is going to be different.

Local runners are already
training in order that they
might achieve their own per-
sonal goals for this year's
race-goals which range from
winning an age group award
or even the coveted first place
Constitution Classic trophy to
the goals of the first time road
racer who will be giving his or
her best in an effort to
complete the entire distance
of the 3.1 mile course.

The race (which will be held
Saturday morning, March
29th) is less than a month
away, but there is still time to

prepare if you are interested
in entering the group of 150-200
runners who are expected to
register on race day. This
year's Constitution Classic.
will be open to anyone, and
thanks to a generous group of
local sponsors, no entry fee
will be charged to those wish-
ing to run.

The race will start and
finish at the Constitution Mon-
ument and a special awards
ceremony will follow the race.
At the ceremony each of the
first 125 finishers will receive
a free St. Joseph Bay Road

Runner's T-shirt and a special
ribbon as an award for com-
pleting the entire 5,000 meter
distance. There will also be
special awards for the first
five finishers in each of 12 age-
sex categories, and trophies
for the overall male and fe-
male winners. Anyone who
completes the course but
finishes after the 125th place
will be able to purchase a
T-shirt which will be ordered
and delivered at a later date.

If you have any questions
about the race or would like to
know how to train for such a

long-distance running event,
feel free to contact any
member of the Road Runners,
or call Rick Lamberson, race
director, at 229-6098.
This year's Constitution
Classic 5,000 Meter Road Race
is being sponsored by these
civic-minded businesses: Buz-
zett's Drugs, Earley's Hard-
ware, Florida First National
Bank, St. Joe Auto Parts, Star
Publishing Co., Terry's Fried
Chicken and The Athletic
House. The Road Runners
would like to publicly thank
thee sponsors for making-this
race possible.

Spring Time to Prune Trees and Shrubs

Late winter and early spring
is the time to prune many
shrubs and small trees in the
yard: Shrubs that bloom in
summer and fall generally
develop flowers on current
seasons growth and should be
pruned before the first flush of
growth in the spring. Shrubs
that bloom in the spring or
.winter should be pruned im-
mediately after flowering has
finished. Pruning is practiced
to maintain plant health,
control plant growth, and
encourage flowering and fruit-
ing. These objectives should
be remembered as you prune.
Pruning should encourage
plant health, not plant disease.
Therefore, it is important to
prune properly using the
correct pruning tools. For
general cleanup hand pruning
saw can be used for larger
branches and hedge shears
should be used to trim closely
clipped hedges only. All tools
should be kept sharp. Sharp
tools not only cut easier but
will not bruise the plant tissue.
Bruising the plant causes
slower healing of the wound
and causes an increase in the
probability of disease.
A Clean cut should be made.
This means the cut surface
should have a smooth surface
not a rough one that looks as if
the tissue has been torn or
pulled. Care should be taken
not to injure the plant around
the cut, or rip or tear the bark

above or below the cut. The
cambium layer, a thin layer of
cells just below the bark which
is important in wound healing,
is easily injured. Do not twist
or turn the shears as you cut
because you will injure the
plant as well as your shears.
Painting the wounds with
tree wound dressing has lately
become a controversial prac-
tice. The standard recom-
mendation has been to paint
all wounds over one inch in
diameter with a quality tree
wound dressing to protect the
cut surface from woodrotting
organisms and checking (rad-
ial cracking) upon drying.
Some research has shown that
upon exposure to the sun, the
protective coating often
cracks, and moisture enters
the cracks and accumulates
in pockets that my occur
between the wood and the
wound covering. This situat-
ion would be even more
inviting to wood-rotting organ-
isms than one with no wound
cover. However, in situations
where aesthetics are import-
ant, the pracitce is justified. If
a pruning wound is to protect-
ed, allow it to dry before
applying the dressing. This
will improve chances of good
bonding. Examine the coating
several times the first year.

Retreat if the coating has
Clipped hedges require a
specialized type of pruning
and may become a continuous
job during the growing season.
There are two important
factors to remember about
clipped hedges. The hedge
should be clipped while the
new growth is green and
succulent. Also, the plant
should be trimmed so that the
base of the hedge is wider than
the top so that light can reach
the lower leaves.
Unless a shrub is a topiary,
espalier, or part of a formal
hedge it should not be closely
clipped but allowed to develop
into a naturalistic form. This
does not mean that the plant
should be left alone, but that
pruning is done to enhance the
natural beauty of the plant.
The first step in pruning is to
remove all dead, diseased, or
injured branches. Once this is
done it may be necessary to
thin out the plant. Remove
branches that cross each other
or they will obviously become
entangled. If the shrub still
looks too thick remove some of
the older branches. Remove
any branches that are distinct-
ly different from the rest of
the shrub. Cut back excessive-
ly long growth to bud that is
four to six inches below the

average branch length' If you four to six inches, to a new ly. This will provide a neat,
wish to reduce the size of the bud. Do not use hedge shears informal shrub, that retains#
shrub cut back each branch but cut each branch separate- its naturalistic shape.

Public Notices

Case No. 80-37
an action to foreclose the following
property In Gulf County, Florida:
Lots 9 and 10, Stebel Heights Sub-
division as per plat on file In the of-
fice of the Clerk of the Circuit Court
of Gulf County, Florida, In Plat
Book 1, Page 53.
has been filed against you, Charles D.
Harvey and Judith. L. Harvey and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any to it, on the
plaintiff's attorney, whose name and
address Is Michael A. Linsky, P.A.,
Attorney at Law, The Legal Center,
Suite 406, 725 E. Kennedy Boulevard,
Tampa, Florida 33602, and file the
original with the clerk of the above style
court on or before April 28, 1980,
otherwise a judgement may be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint or petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
saeld Court on February 25, 1980.
Clerk Circuit Court
By: Susan E. Bigelow, Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
4t 2-28

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
Section 865.09, Florida Statutes, the
undersigned persons Intend to register
with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gulf
County, Florida, four weeks after the
first publication of this notice, the
fictitious name or trade name under
which they will be engaged In business
and In which said business is to be
carried on, to-wit:
321'/ Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456
Margelyn G. Woodham, 50percent
Joel R. Strait, 50 percent
4t 2-211

Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, at its regular meeting
on March 25, 1980, at 7:00 P.M., E.S.T.,
in the County Commissioners Room at
the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St.
Joe, Florida, will consider the adoption
of an ordinance with the following title:

Dated this 26th day of I


February, 1980.

Case No. 80-1

IN RE: The Estate of
the administration of the Estate of Billy
J. Griffin, deceased, File Number 80-1, Is
pending in the Circuit Court of Gulf
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P. 0. Box 968, Port
St. Joe, Florida. The Personal Repre-
sentative of the Estate Is Andrea M.
Griffin, 503 22nd Street, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. The name and address of
the Personal Representative's Attorney
are set forth below.
All persons having claims or demands
against the Estate are required WITH-
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 of the claim, the name
and address of the creditor or his agent
or attorney, and the amount claimed. If
the claim Is not yet due, the date when It
will become due shall be stated. If the
claim is contingent or unliquidated the
nature of the uncertainty shall be stated.
If the claim Is secured, the security shall
be described. The claimant shall deliver
sufficient copies of the claim to the Clerk
to enable the Clerk to mail one copy to
each Personal Representative.
All persons interested In the Estate to
whom a copy of this Note of Administra-
tion has been mailed are required
TION OF THIS NOTICE, to file any
objections they may hpve that chal-
lenges the validity of the Decedent's
Will, the qualifications of the Personal
Representative, or the venue or jurisdic-
tin of the Court.
Date of the first publication of this
Notice of Administration: February 28,
Personal Representative of
The Estate of Billy J. Griffin
Attorneys for Personal Representative
303 4th Street
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
2tc 2-28
NOTICE is hereby given that on the
7th day of January, 1980, pursuant to a
Writ of Execution Issued in the County
Court of Bay County, Florida, Case No.
79-1369-SP In the cause of HOUSEHOLD

vs. WILLIE E. QUINN, at ux, Defen-
upon the personal property of the
defendants, to-wit:
One, Pickering Set of Stereo Head-
phones, Model A-07. Two Jennings
Stereo Speakers, Serial Numbers
71314 and 71315.
On the 28th day of March, 1980, at Two
O'clock, Eastern Standard Time, In the
afternoon on the steps of the Gulf County
Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, I will
offer for sale said property for cash to.
the highest bidder, subject to all prior
liens, if any, to satisfy said Writ of
The property may be viewed at the
Gulf County Sheriff's Department week-
days during the hours of 9:00 a.m. and
5:00 p.m.
Gulf County, Florida
4t 2-28

Case No. 80-21
TO: Bobby Messick
c-o Rt. 1, Box 101A
Andalusia, Alabama 36420
an action to foreclose an Articles of
Agreement on the following real proper-
ty located In Gulf County, Florida:
Lots Three (3) and Four (4),of Block
"G" of Unit Two (2) of Red Bull Is-
land Subdivision of Gulf County,
Florida, according to the unrecord-
ed plat thereof
has been filed against you and yo) are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to or on Robert M.
Moore, Plaintiff's Attorney, whose ad-
dress is P. 0. Box 248, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, on or before 27th March,
1980, and file the original with the Clerk
of Circuit Court, either before service on
Plaintiff's Attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded In the Complaint,
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on the 25th day of February, 1980.
Gulf County
By: -s- Susan E. Bigelow
At 2-28

Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to Section 865.09,
Florida Statutes, the under-
signed persons intend to regis-
ter with the Clerk of the
Circuit Court, Gulf County,
Florida, four weeks after the
first publication of this notice,
the fictitious name or trade
name under which they will be
engaged in business and in
which said business is to be
carried on, to-wit:
Bellamy Circle, P. O. Box 123,
Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456.
T. E. LEE and


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