The star
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 Material Information
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: July 10, 1980
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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

raiser Asks for More Money

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S A burglar made little bits of glass out of the front door of
Western Auto Friday night, to gain entrance and take two
rifles. --Starphoto

"I feel like I've been tossed into the briar
patch once too often", Property Appraiser
Charles Brock told the County Commission
Tuesday morning, when he made a request
for more funds for his office to bring the
appraisal rolls up to an acceptable level by
the state.
The Commission echoed Brock's thoughts
as they sought alternatives to spending more
money from a budget which has already been
shot to shreds by increases in expenditures
all year long.
Brock warned the Commission it would
probably be December before his office could
come up with a roll which the state would
accept under present requirements. He said
he would need approximately $15,000 more to
hire extra people to get the job done.
"We have over 10,000 property cards
which must be brought up to date. Many
parcels don't even have cards and they must
bemiade and a justvaluation figu~r"for each
and every parcel before the state will accept
this year's rolls", Brock said.
Brock said his only alternatives were to

get the money from the County Commission
or borrow it from the State Revenue
Department, to be repaid next year by the
county. Brock said he had already filed for a
$15,000 loan from the state to meet their
guidelines, but the county could head off the
loan by funding the office for this emergency
Brock said he had gone over the local
situation with the Department of Revenue to
see just what it would take to get the local
rolls acceptable. He said the state is
concerned with equitable assessments in the
county and comparable assessments with
other counties. "They suggested Gulf County
should have an additional $12 million in
property assessments for taxing purposes in
order to come up with state requirements",
Brock said.
The Commission was reluctant to comply
.. with Brock's rqquestsince, as Chairman
s Doug'Birmiungarn , '"Next 'yar we will
have a newt Appraiser in the office and he
should work up the records as he sees fit".
Birmingham asked if Brock couldn't just go

up on all valuations by 20 percent as the late
Assessor Samuel A. Patrick did last year and
get by for this year.
Brock said, "That's the cause of the
problem now. The state has made it clear
they will not accept such a situation any
longer and has charged my office with
.starting some equitable assessment proce-
dure with this year's roll. This means going
over all property parcels in the county and
equalizing as well as making a fair
assessment against each parcel. This will
take more people than we have now if we are
to get an appraisal roll worked up this year."
The appointed Appr4iser advised the
Board, "In the future, you are going to have to
go to mechanization to keep up with the state
requirements. You have it to do if you are
ever going to get away from this constant
emergency situation. Now, it is not a question
.of "whether" but "how" we do it."
Bro-k si id his purpose with his request
was to do what coulds,be done to get by, this
year and still make changes which would not
have to made again by the new Appraiser.

Tax Collector Harland Pridgeon chimed
in to tell the Board, "This has been going on
year after year. Mr. Patrick would have had
to comply with the state's directives this year
if he had lived."
Commissioner Billy Branch said he felt
there was enough information and figures in
the Appraiser's office at present to give
enough information for meeting the state's
guidelines this year. "Let the next Appraiser
set up the new program like he wants", he
Brock said that wasn't the case, "There
are entire subdivisions with no property cards
in the files", he said.
Brock said, "I am not going to get it all
done. This is a continuing thing. The purpose
in requesting these funds is to meet the state
directives and get out a roll they will accept.
It isn't a question of whether we want to or
'Brdoc advisea'the Board, "Your budget
starts. at this roll. It was due July 1 for the
normal process to go on as scheduled. You're
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Charged withBurglary

Johnny Mack Harrell is
being held in the Gulf County
Jail after being charged with
burglary by Port St. Joe police
last Friday' night.
Harrell allegedly broke into
the Western Auto Store Friday
night about 9:45, according to
information given by Police
Chief Roy Robinson.
City Patrolman Gary White
tod The Star Friday night at

the scene that he had received
a call from City Patrolman
Phil McLeod over his patrol
car radio to investigate St. Joe
Hardware and westernn Auto
for possible burglaries. Mc-
Leod told White, "I just
stopped Harrell in the en-
trance to the alley beside IGA
with two new rifles in his
hands bearing price tags."
White immediately went to

the two stores and found the
glass in one of the front doors
of Western Auto broken out.
Harrell was then taken to
the Gulf County Jail and
charged with burglary.
A later check of serial
numbers and descriptions
showed the guns had been in
stock at the Western Auto and
had not been sold.

Hospital Puts EKG On Computer

The Board of Directors of
Port St. Joe's Municipal Hos-
pital took a major step at their
regular meeting Tuesday eve-
ning to improve the services
at the hospital, especially for
suspected cardiac cases.
The Board of Directors
agreed to make a change in

Candidates Seek Election

Paul Sewell
Paul Sewell has qualified for
re-election for Gulf County
School Board District three, a
position he has held for four
S he lives in White City with
his wife Marlene and children,
Raymond, Marvin, and Mary
Mr. Sewell believes his ex-
perience on the School Board
will better equip him to
serve the needs of the people
Sfor the next term of office.
He believes our schools have
improved over the last four
years and wants to see even
more improvement in the year
to come.
S He says he cares, for the
youth of Gulf County and will
work very hard to help them
get the best education possi-

James Hanlon
James L Hanlon, 40, a
native of Gulf County will seek
the office of School Board
Member District Three.
James is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. J.C. Hanlon of Over-
street and the grandson of the
late Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Hanlon
of Wewahitchka, past owner
and editor of the Gulf County
James is married to the
former Dianne Wright of
Panama City. They now re-
side inPort St. Joe Beach with
jeir children, Jay 16, JoAnn
15 and Cathy 8.
His formal education was
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Jimmie McLeod W. R. Branch

Jimmie McLeod this week
announced her intention to
seek election to the office of
supervisor of Election.
She has lived in Port St. Joe
for the past 42 years. She
graduated from Port St. Joe
High School and received
secretarial and business train-
ing at Massey Business Col-
lege in Jacksonville. For the
past eight years Jimmie hap
been employed by the Apa-
lachicola Northern Railroad
in the accounting department.
Prior to this she and her
husband were agents for the
Panama City News-Herald for
9 years, serving the people in
the St. Joe, Oak Grove, White
City and Highland View area.
She is married to Joseph E.
McLeod, and is the mother
of three sons, Joseph E. Jr.,
Phillip C. and Timothy P.
Jimmie is an active mem-
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William R. "Billy" Branch,'
incumbent County Commis-
sioner from District Three,
has announced he has quali-
fied for re-election. He stated,
"I appreciate the opportunity
to have served as county com-
missioner for the past term."
He said that everyone has
not always agreed with his
decisions but at all times he
has based his decisions on
what he thought would be best
for the county. If elected, he
promises to continue to be fair
and honest to everyone and to
all parts of the county.
He stated, "I am proud of
some of our accomplishments,
such as the road bonding pro-
gram, the paving program by
our road department, and the
installation of name markers
for most of the county roads
and streets.". Better organi-
zation now exists in county
departments with good rela-
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Harrison Decides Not to Run

Trooper Al Harrison, after
an unsuccessful attempt to get
a leave of absence from the
Florida Highway Patrol, has
decided not to run for the
sheriff's position.
In a statement to The Star,
Harrison explained, "My first
obligation is to my family. I
appreciate the encourage-
ment from my friends, but due
to the fact I would have to
resign my job, at which time
my salary would cease, it

would be impossible for me to
meet my financial obligations.
My 16 years towards retire-
ment would also be affected if
I resigned.
"I sincerely apologize for
any and all inconveniences
this unofficial withdrawal
may have caused. Your under-
standing on this matter is
"I will continue to serve the
people of Gulf County as a
State Trooper."

Walter Wilder
B. Walter Wilder announces
he will seek re-election to the
office of Superintendent of
Gulf County Schools.
Wilder is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. B.W. Wilder of Port St.
Joe. He is married to the
former Diana McKnight and
their three children, Todd,
Lesley, and Tim are all
enrolled in Gulf County Public
Schools. Wilder is one of six
children, all of whom graduat-
ed from Port St. Joe High
He is a graduate of the
University of the South at
Sewanee, Tennessee, and re-
ceived his masters degree in
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Forest A. Revell df Wewa-
hitchka threw his hat in the
ring Tuesday to seek election
to the post of School Board
Member from District 2. Rev-
ell will be seeking election to
the position now being held by
Kenneth Whitfield of Wewa-
hitchka, who has resigned to
seek election to the office of
Property Appraiser.
Revell has been a resident of
the county for the past 35
years and has been involved in
business for most of that time.
The candidate is presently a
director of the Citizens Fed-
eral Savings and Loan Asso-
ciation and is treasurer of the
Wewahitchka Medical Center.
He has been a Rotarian for 20

the method of receiving in-
terpretations from EKG's
made on suspected cardiac
cases, to improve the diagno-

sis report system, receive
quicker interpretations and
to have immediate consulta-
tion on any questionable re-

Under the new system, the
hospital will be linked directly
with a computer and have
immediate contact with a
cardiac specialist for any
questions to be answered
which might show up in the
computer interpretation.
All of the results from the
EKG will be immediate. This
factor is the major reason for
changing from the present
system used by the hospital
for cardiac interpretations.
Presently, the hospital pipes
any EKG information to Tal-
lahassee Memorial Medical
Center, where the results are
interpreted by a cardiologist.
This system can take from two
to 24 hours to receive results.
On week ends, any EKG work
performed at the hospital
must wait until the following
Monday for the results.
Under the new system, any
EKG information will be fed
directly, by telephone line, to
a computer and, at the same
time, to a cardiologist at Bay
Memorial Hospital in Panama
City. The computer will read
the information and give an
interpretation immediately. If

there is any need for consulta-
tion, or the computer informa-
tion is questioned, immediate
contact with a cardiologist at
'Bay will give an immediate
interpretation or clarification
of the computer's instructions:
to the attending doctor.
Hospital Administrator
Richard Zyski told the Board
Tuesday the medical staff is
unanimous in approving the
new set-up and said it would
greatly enhance the treatment
of suspected cardiac patients'
who come into the hospital.
Zyski said the hospital staff
is also getting some training
and instruction by Bay County
cardiologists in the program.
"We should have been doing
a lot more cardiac monitoring
in the past", admistrator
Zyski said, "But the delay in
getting EKG results has pre-'
vented this. We have the
equipment recently purchased:
from a Fort Walton Beacih
hospital, but our EKG set-up
made it almost impossible to
The computer system has
just.become available to both
Panama City and Port St. Joe

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Dredge Comes to Work
The Star photographer snapped this picture Tuesday of
the dredge Jancke being towed into St. Joseph Bay to begin

work on dredging of the entrance to the channel in St. Joseph
Bay. The dredge work was the result of over a year of
negotiations and work by local interests. Currently, a project
is getting underway to get the entire channel dredged from
the entrance to the docks. -Star photo

They're Off!

20Sign Up OpeningDay

State election offices say the State of Florida will have more than 1,000
candidates seeking election this year, making it a banner year so far as fielded
candidates are concerned.
Gulf County is doing its.share to set a record, by signing up 20 candidates on
the first day Tuesday when qualifying started at noon in the office of Supervisor of f l
Elections, Mrs. Dessie Lee Parker. Many more are expected to pay their qualifi-
cation fees before the books are closed in two weeks.
The only office up for election this'year, which did not have a candidate
qualifying Tuesday is the office of Tax Collector. At least three have said they
would seek election to the office being vacated by Harland Pridgeon, however.
Paying their qualification fees Tuesday were:
Sheriff: Ken Murphy, incumbent and Ed Brown.
.Superintendent of Schools: Walter Wilder, incumbent.
Supervisor of Elections: Fay Stripling Cox, Willie Lee Estridge, Mildred
Jones, Mildred (Millie) Lyles and Robert Montgomery.
Property Appraiser: Rodney Louis Herring and Kenneth Whitfield..
Clerk of the Court: Jerry Gates. MEW
County Commissioner, Dist. 1: Charles Hood.
County Commissioner, Dist. 3, W. R. (Billy) Branch, incumbent.
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In Port St. Joe Monday
The temperature here still isn't as bad as the heat
wave they are having in Texas, Oklahoma and the
mid-west, but the mercury did get up to 100 degrees
Monday afternoon. The Star photographer took this
photo about 5:00 p.m., Monday. Some say the sign
showed a temperature of 103 earlier in the afternoon.
It wasn't a record, but it was hot enough to have
everyone complaining. -Star photo




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Editorials and Opinions

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SPropsed Tax Over

We agree there needs to be a drastic we do in other
overhaul in the taxing methods of our state, property taxes lev
county and city, in which a real reduction of worth. We don't
the burden can be felt by all tax payers. make much over
S We don't agree with a tax overhaul which Again, 'we are
results in a tax increase for some and a make the tax bu
S reduction for the money. We believe the able.-
fair thinking man Who is now paying taxes I ,
and possibly faces a disappearance of his In Legislature a
tax responsibilities through the state's new the giof the fall
proposed exemption laws, will agree with us. one of the fall ba
.' . .It is only fair that every citizen pay his just the Legislatre k
S hare of the taxes. It is not fair that any be on) to increase
s: segment df society should be saddled with an
' undue tax burden just so some other segment " r
will not have to pay any.
. We won't argue the fact that some are
S" better able financially to pay taxes than With the chan
S i others; just as some are better able to buy bus regulations in
S .: Rolls Royces rather than Fords or Choice beef St Joe stands a
c. ; uts rather than ground beef. Some are better service it has had
able to live in 3,000 square foot air conditioned out of the boondoc
: manors while others can afford only a 1.000 ... ,

.foot home.
S '.All of this is true, but the taxes are the
Only thing we get excited about and claim
those who make less money should pay less
* taxes. Of course they pay less income taxes.
SOnly the property tax is where we leave the
,. equitable pay process.
S If we follow the natural order of things as


hauls Would be Discrimating

matters, we would have
ied at a share of property
do that, even though we
the fact that we do.
e trying in our state to
rden even more inequit-

ist two weeks ago, now,
greed to put'a question on
lots (We don't think even
nows which ballot it will
se the homestead exemp-

tion valuation in Florida to $25,000. It is
now $5,000. If the voters approve this -
and there is no reason to suspect that they
will not - then by far the largest
percentage of homes in Gulf County, in
particular, will be totally exempt from
paying taxes. This is most unfair for the
person who will be totally exempt. He will
have no investment in his government, his
neighborhood, his schools or his community
services. But, he will still be using them.
If the Legislature really wants to give
tax relief and not add an undue burden on

some segment of society while doing it, we
think they could arrange it differently.
We would like to see, say, a $50.00 tax
levied on every household in Gulf County,
then apply the homestead exemption, whe-
ther it be $5,000, $10,000, $15,000, or $25,000.
Then those who use the government ser-
vices would be paying something toward
them and would be more concerned about
how public money is spent.
How public money is being spent is the
biggest cause of the need for a tax reform.

eed to Continue Our Bus Service

ges made in trucking and
the State of Florida, Port
good chance of losing a
since Port St. Joe came
ks and everybody started

wearing asoelusa.
According to the present agents, Trail-
ways is making plans to drop bus service
into and out of Port St. Joe. This would be
a terrific blow to our community, especially
now that automobile fuel is beginning to
sell at a premium, and there is a need for
people to have a way to go. .
Of equal importance is the service.

offered by Trailways bus freight through
Port St. Joe. This is a vital link to the rest
of the nation and the area for local
business, manufacturing concerns, the med-
ical community and anyone else needing
fast and dependable delivery of parcels and
small freight;
With the exception of six years, we
have lived here in Port St. Joe since 1940.
During all that time, we have had bus
service in and out oft the:city. We would
hate to see that service stopped.
We realize the ius company is facing

rising fuel costs, rising labor expenses and
past decreases in fares on their coaches.
They are probably suffering with the run
through .Port St. Joe. But we see it as a
vital link al6ng 'the coast between the
larger eastern and southern cities and those
of the west. All of us in business do things
we lose money at simply because it offers
a service the people need and which is not
available anywhere else.

We hope the bus company can be
persuaded to change its mind about discon-
tinuing the Port St. Joe service.

'Sen. Sto]

'' ear Mr. Ramsey:
I appreciate the opportunity
. o explain my vote on the
VPanama Canal treaties and
S my record in the Senate. One
if my foremost concerns
luring the last six years has
.',been the security and national
defensee of the United States. I
believe that the U.S: must
* have and project strength,
S oth in principle and in actual
S power. Furthermore, our na-
S lon must stand by its tradi-
. tional friends and allies, par-
r cularly when they are chal-
S .enged, and, the United States
i ' hold consider its treatment
Sf other nations in light of our
treatment by them.--;'.
* ' As a member of the lSeate
S- foreign Relations Coi�iiitee,
h.:ave had more opportunity
Shan other senators to demon-
strate my commitment to
fihese principles and to apply
ihem to our foreign policy and
ur national defense.-.
For example, I was respon-
" ible for killing an attempt in
S 977 by Sen. McGovern to end
; he U.S. trade embargo again-
st communist Cuba. And, two
. ears later, I was the first
S' senator to draw attention to
the Soviet combat brigade in
u: -ba and call for its removal.
I have warned repeatedly
a againstt a continued Soviet
: buildup in Cuba, and especial-
S .ly about construction at Cien-
fuegos naval base. I have
S' insisted that the U.S. maintain
i ts military bases, such as
iGuantanamo, and I have
hi suggested to the Administra-

ne Explains Canal Vote

tion that we establish new
military bases in the Middle
East. There are two bases in
the Sinai which were built by
Israel but will be abandoned
under the terms of the Egyp-
tian-Israeli peace agreement,
and they would be excellentt
bases for the U.S. We also
should follow up bases opport-
unities in Somalia, Oman, and
A major factor in our
national defense policy is U.S.
military capability compared
to the Soviet Union.. I voted
against the Strategic Arms
Limitation Treaty (SALT I)
when it was presented to the
Foreign Relations Committee
fo6.. ratification, because it'
would create ai strategic im-
balance that favors the Soviet
Union. Furthermore, I sup-
port development of the'MX
missile and an advanced
manned bomber such as the
I voted after much consid-
eration in favor of ratifying
the Panama Canal treaty, as
improved by Senate amend-
ments. My vote for the treaty
was based on the conclusion
that once the treaty was
presented to Congress,, rejec-
tion of it would create the
strongest weapon possible for
Castro and his communist
allies to destabilize Panama
and to disrupt Central Ameri-
Today, we find that Panama
is orderly and anti-communist
leaders such as President
Arias have been able to return
from exile and campaign for

office. Private business enter-
prise there is stable. The canal
is open and we receive
through the canal more than
500,000 barrels of Alaskan oil
daily at our gulf coast ports
without interruption.
So, two years later and with
the help of hindsight, I still
believe my vote on the Pan-
ama Canal Treaties was the
right one-even though 'it'
'remains' the'most difficult'
vote I have ever cast. Overall,
I believe my record on nation-


al defense issues demon-
strates national security. That
is what I will continue to do as
long as I am in the U.S.
As your editorial points out,
Gulf County voters have, al-
ways supported me strongly,'I
sincerely appreciate that sup-
port, and welcome the oppor-
tunity to reply to your editor-
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Warm personal regards
l Most Cordially,
Richard (Dick) Stone

Wants to Maintain Calendar

Dear Mr. Ramsey:
The Board of Directors of
Port St. Joe - Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce has
voted to maintain a "Com-
munity Calendar" for the
various organizations of the
County. This calendar will,
with your cooperation, be
published in both County
newspapers at the beginning
of each month. Any church,
civic group, governmental
body or other group can
have its meetings, special
events or other activities
listed on the calendar by
calling, writing or visiting
the Chamber office. The off-
ice is open Monday through

Friday from 9:00 a.m., to 12
We would like the first
publication of the calendar
to be July 31. Any activities
to be listed for August
should be in the Chamber
office no later than Friday, '_ ''"
July 25..
We hope that all organiza- . .
tions of Gulf County willipse
this service in scheduling
their activities.
Your cooperation in pro- This isn't Virginia or Washington state, but these apples
viding this service will be are thriving in the Florida sunshine. Apples are a
appreciated. . comparatively new introduction to the Port St. Joe scene.
Very truly yours, --Star photo
Fred N. Witten
Chamber of Commerce

Refreshing to Know Most Nuclear Plants Are Concerned with Safety

:: WITH ALL WE READ in the
: papers about Three Mile Island and
4the nuclear near-disaster there, it is
refreshing to pick up the newspapers
:iand read where a nuclear plant is
d.ing a good job of protecting the
:people and the environment in its
SI feel it was a comfort to the
S people down about the Tampa vicin-
ity to pick up the papers this past'
S ;eek and see where an intensive
-tueuy by the University of Florida
-ijveals that the radiation in that part
mf Florida has not changed one
;ientgen since Florida Power's Crys-
tl1 River nuclear plant went on line
some four or five years ago.
-: According to the article I read,
thUe University scientists had started
monitoring the air and the atmos-
jihere in and around the Crystal
-tiver area about the time construc-
* Vibn started on the plant and had
kept up the periodic tests ever since.
SThe only thing which has chang-
1 the radiation count in the area is
very, very slight increase in and
ai-ound the coal fired generators at

the Florida Power generating com-
plex. Coal carries some radiation,
but not enough hardly to be measure-
I'm sure the people in the vicin-

nuclear radiation, except that it is a
dangerous thing and something to be
feared. We pray we never find gut
just how fearful a heavy dose of
radiation can be. Possibly .if , we




ity of Crystal River have lived in
apprehension ever since TMI came
into the forefront of the news. The
stories about this incident have been
enough the scare the pants off
anyone who lived within the vicinity
of a nuclear plant.
Granted, the TMI accident was
not something to be brushed aside
and forgotten. We know little about

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maintain our healthy fear of it, we
never will.

the plant hasn't been chalked .6p
merely because they haven't-liKd
accidents. They have had accidents.
All of us remember the near melt-
down last year, but Florida Power's

safety mechanism worked just as it
was supposed to, and prevented a
possible TMI here in Florida.
Florida Power's record with
Crystal River proves that with pro-

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per installation and operation, a
nuclear plant can be a boon to
mankind. Like many other things,
sloppy use and lacadasical attitude
about safety can make it a thing to
fear, just as many other aids to
mankind can be.
DID YOU EVER have a frog in
your bathroom?

We have had one in ours. It's
been there so long, Frenchie doesn't
even screech anymore when she gets
sight of him in the bathroom.
A frog is beneficial in the bath-
room. He keeps all the bugs eaten
We have always left the light on
in our bathroom all night every
night, ever since the kids were small.
Not only was it a light for them to
see to get up and go to the bath-
room, but we still leave it on because
it allows us to see where we are
going in the house if we have to get
up at night. It's a safey factor.
A light burning at night is also a
bug attractor. Try as hard as you
might, the small light moths, the
stray mosquito that sneaks into the
house, or any of the other bugs we
are plagued with here on the edge of
a swamp in Florida, will congregate
in that lighted bathroom every night.
The frog eats them.
Even though he is useful, it is a
startling thing to be taking a shower,
relaxing under the pelting water and

renewing your strength with a cool
lathering and rinsing, only to have
that frog burst out with a '"Sqa-a-rkl
Sqa-a-a-rk!" right in your ear.
I caught him and put him outside
last Wednesday afternoon. Thursday.
night, I noticed he was right back in
the bathroom again.
I tried for three weeks to catch
that rascal before I was finally
successful. He was too fast for me.
He had several hiding places and
when I would get after him, off he'd
go and disappear in one of his hiding
I don't know how he got in. The
windows are locked shut. There is no
outside door to our bathroom, or
openings to the outside that I know
of. We have no little sprouts around
the house regularly to catch them
and bring them in. We are careful
when we go through the door.
Still this particular frog gets in
the house, catches his bugs and stays
out of my way.
I have just made a decision to
just leave him in the bathroom and
let him do his thing.

St. Joseph

Bay Tides

High and low tides and their
respective heights 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


Time Ht.
840 1.8
926 1.9
1007 1.8
1049 1.7
1128 1.6
1203 1.5
1235 1.4
1257 1.2


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County Asked to Give Subdivision Variance

Charlie Gramling of Cy-
press Lodge asked the county
to give him a variance for his
proposed 14 acre subdivision
he plans to plat near his
property north of Wewahitch-
ka. The request was made of
the board at their meeting
Tuesday morning.
Gramling asked the county
to waive the requirement that
roads in new subdivisions be
paved before they will be
accepted on the county rec-
Gramling said he was mak-
ing the request because he had
Splanned.to file his subdivision
plat before the county adopted
their requirement that subdi-
vision roads be paved. "I was
delayed in filing my plat
because the county dug a ditch
16 feet inside my property line
and I had to get that situation
satisfied and corrected before
I could plat the land", he said.
"If the ditch had not been dug
in error by the county, I would
have filed my plat before the
new requirements were
i Gramling said his subdivi-
sion would have only one
street going through the mid-
dle of the area. "If I had to
pave it, it would make the
property too expensive", he
The Commission agreed to
study the situation andigive
Gramling an answer at their
next meeting.
S The Board agreed to con-
'duct a public hearing as to
,whether or not they should
f give Gramling a variance and
Tallow him to file his plat
without paving his street.
. Bill Schlockman of Ski
Breeze Camp Site on SR 30-E,
Sold the Commission Tuesday
Something needed to be done
to stop wild driving on the
Beaches in his area at night.
S"Somebody is going to get
killed in these campground
, areas", Schlickman said.
The camp operator said the
danger, the noise and the
Trash thrown on the beach by
Sthe late night revellers is also
causing a nuisance,to people
.: using the camp grounds.
"I don't mind them driving
on the beach, but some of the
Activities presently going on,
Primarily by young people,
0 are a danger to them and to
Schlickman was told there
-was no ordinance against


driving on the beach in this
area but that the county would
erect signs warning of danger
in the camp ground areas in
an effort to slow down the
The County's sick leave
policy is ill and in need of
attention, Commissioner
James Gortman told the Com-
mission Tuesday. "Some of
our employees are taking
their sick leave as it is earned
and we need to set some sort of
policy to prevent this".
The sick leave privilege was
set up by the Commission to
allow the employees to save
up time they could take off in
the event of illness without
taking a loss in pay. According
to Gortman, some of te men
take the time earned each
month just as soon as they
Searn it;
As an example, Road Super-
intendent Lloyd Whitfield said
he had five men out sick that
day, out of a 20-man force.
SCbmmissioner Billy Branch
said, "This has been a prob-
lem for some time, and I have
just quit saying anything
about it because I couldn't get
anything done."
The Board was unanimous'
in agreement that something
should be done and Leo
Kennedy made a motion that.
no sick leave be allowed
unless the employee come
back to work with a doctor's
Chairman Birmingham was
uncertain about the move
since, as he said, "There are a
lot of good men in our force
who are too sick to work
occasionally, but not sick
enough to go to the doctor.
You're going to penalize them
with this move."
Even with Birmingham's
misgivings, the Board voted
unanimously to require the
doctor's certificate before al-
lowing a man to go back to
work after he has been out
In other business, the Com-
-Put off purchase of a new
vehicle for the Wewa Ambu-
lance Service until the 1981's
come out in about a month.
They had a bid of $9,419.16 for
a replacement 1980 vehicle
from St. Joe:Motor Company
Tuesday, but the wheelbase
wasn't the same as the present
vehicle, making it incompat-

ible to the present ambulance
module. The new models will
apparently be sized to fit.

-The Commission agreed
to accept the Apalachicola
Northern Railroad offer to

install a signal light and gate
at the Avenue A railroad
crossing. The County's share

in the project will be $16,000.
-Heard a statement from
Marion Craig that Santa Anna

was a mean old man and a
street on St. Joe Beach
shouldn't be named after him.

The Board agreed and decided
to re-name the street Santa

KatieLorene Richards, 65,

Passes Away Thursday

Katie Lorene Richards, 65,
died suddenly Thursday night
in Port St. Joe. Mrs. Richards
was a native of Gadsden Coun-
ty, and had lived in the Port
St. Joe area for the past 45
years. She and her husband,
Ted Richards, recently cele-
brated their forty-ninth wed-
ding anniversary. She was a
member of the Highland View
Baptist Church.
She is survived by: her hus-
band, Ted Richards of High-
land View; four pons, Rudy
Richards of St. Joe Beach,
Billy Joe Richards of Over-

street, Ward Richards of Lake
Park, Ga, and Randall Rich-
ards of U.S. Navy; a daughter,
Mrs. Helen Montgomery of
Port St. Joe and 11 grand-
Funeral services were held
at 3:00 p.m. Monday at the
Highland View Baptist
Church. Rev. W. N. Stephens
conducted the services, assist-
ed by Rev. J. B. Gray. Inter-
ment followed in the family
plot of Holly Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home, Port St. Joe.

Funeral Services Today In

SWewa for Aldine Barfield, 62

Aldine Barfield, 62, Wewa-
Shitchka, died Tuesday mor-
: ningin a veterans hospital. He
was a native of Chipley, a
:: veteran of World War II, a
.retired merchant seaman,
and was a member of the
SPierce Masonic Lodge, Cal-
Svert, Tex.
He is survived by his
stepmother, Mrs. Effie Bar-
; field, Fort Walton Beach; five
Brothers, Elwood Barfield,
SPanama City, Coleman Bir-
mingham of Wewahitchka,
,. Vaughn and James Barfield of
' Crestview, and Henry Gene

Barfield of Panama City;
three sisters, Mrs. Gay Still-
man of Pensacola, Mrs. Fran-
cis Lassiter of Dothan, Ala.,
and Mrs. Pat Park of Fort
Walton Beach.
Funeral services will be
held today at 2:00 p.m., CDT,
in the Glad Tidings Assembly
of God Church of Wewahitch-
ka with Rev. David Warren
officiating. Interment will fol-
low in the Jehu Cemetery,
St. Clair Funeral Home of
Port St. Joe is in charge of

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Teachers and School



Board Are In Negotiations Saturday

: The Gulf County CTA negot-
..lating team represented by
*." lly Barlow, Chairperson,
Denise Williams, Tweeta Gas-
S.kin, Vic Adkison, and ABert
".:Wagnor, Executive Director
of Miracle Strip Uniserv, met
- July 2 with School Board's
rahi f MIfan lt tr Ta P1W tU

Items discussed included
the School Board's Financial
Reports, Article 5.2, (Duty
free lunch) and other articles
to be negotiated. The CTA
requested a work shop with
the School Board's Chief Ne-
gotiator and Financial Offi-

S son. Articles to be reopened at

h me

A Warm Weather Winner!
. '. Pondering what to serve for a gathering when the heat's
= *got you down? Spark sagging spirits with a refreshing treat
- Cool Florida Egg Salad.
SSoaring temperatures call for a change in eating and meal
preparation habits. The most popular summer recipes are
; cool, light and easy to prepare, while still remaining
-' -nutritious. The Florida Poultry Federation recommends Cool,
,Florida Egg Salad to fill the bill all the way around.
6 servings : . -
S 6 hair 06kei fg gd ao -.' , '/1 " tieas4oon instant m ic-
S ly chopped ' ; ed onion
1 cup thinly sliced celery 1 tablespoon chili sauce
. A cup mayonnaise or salad V2 teaspoon salt
dressing 3 avocados
1'/ cup snipped parsley Lettuce leaves
2 tablespoon chopped onion Fresh fruit in season
Combine all ingredients except avocados, lettuce and fruit;
toss together lightly. Cover; refrigerate to blend flavors. Just
before serving, cut avocados in half lengthwise; pit and peel.
Place each avocado half on bed of lettuce leaves. Mound ap-
proximately % cup egg salad in each half. Surround with
assortment of fresh fruit.
Put EGGS in saucepan and add enough TAP WATER to come
at least 1 inch above eggs. Cover; bring rapidly just to boil-
ing. Turn off heat; if necessary, remove pan from burner to
prevent further boiling. Let stand in the hot water 15 to 17
minutes for Large eggs - adjust time up or down by approx-
imately 3 minutes for each size larger or smaller. Cool im-
mediately and thoroughly in cold water - shells are easier to
remove and it is less likely you will have a dark surface on
yolks. To remove shell: Crackle it by tapping gently all over.
Roll egg between hands to loosen shell; then peel, starting at
large end. Hold egg under running cold water or dip in bowl
of water to help ease off shell.
For more egg recipes, write: Florida Poultry Federation,
5415 Mariner Street, Suite 105, Tampa, Florida 33609. (AFNS)

The Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc. is current-
ly accepting applications for the position of Fiscal
Assistant I. This position involves maintaining the
Clinic's accounting and financial records, preparation
of payroll, compilation of regular budget requests,
typing and other routine clerical and accounting
functions. Applicants should possess as a minimum:
(1) High school diploma; (2) Coursework in bookkeep-
ing or accounting; (3) Three years of bookkeeping or
plerical-accounting experience and (4) Typing skills of
at least 35 w.p.m.
Starting salary is between $6,800 and $8,800. Salary
potential to $11,296 with good fringe benefits. Position
is available immediately.
Send resume to:
Edwin R. Ailes, Executive Director
Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc.
311 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
--Equal Opportunity Employer-


Corner Third Streed and Baltzell Avenue
AL YANCEY, Minister of Music
SUNDAY SCHOOL .......................... 9:45 A.M.
CHURCH TRAINING ..................... 6:30 P.M.
PRAYER MEETING (Wednesday) ..... 7:00 P.M.

"Come and Worship God with Us"

the next negotiating session
are salary, insurance, Board
response on Article 5.2, and
information request response.
The next negotiating session
will be on Wednesday, July 16,
at Port St. Joe Elementary

Master Masons
The Port St. Joe Masoni
Lodge No. 111, F&AM wi
have a FC degree this Thur
day night at 7:00. All Maste
Masons are urged to attend.


Local artists, students of
Ann Williams, are putting on
an art display this Saturday,
July 12th, at the Garden
Center on Eighth Street. For
the past several months these
artists have worked hard
getting their best paintings
ready to put on display for
your enjoyment.
They urge you to come out to
the Garden Center between
the hours of 10:00 a.m., and
7:00 p.m., Saturday and enjoy
looking at these spectacular
paintings. There will be items
for sale and refreshments
will be served.

From left to right: Mrs. Tom Coldewey, Mrs. Gannon honoree, Mrs. Boyd Bulger, Mrs. Bill Hendrix and Mrs.
Buzzett, Mrs. Joseph P. Hendrix, Miss Lynne Workman, Edwin Ramsey. -Star photo

Coffee Honors Lynne Workman

Miss Lynne Workman,
bride-elect of Joe Hendrix,
was honored with a .lovely
morning coffee in the home of
Mrs. Gannon Buzzett on Sat-
urday, July 5th.
The home was beautifully
decorated for the occasion. A
focal point was the dining
table, which featured a large
arrangement of roses in shad-
es of pink and white on a
snowy white linen cloth. On
this.table a dazzling array of.
delicious finger foods tempted
guests. Mrs. Mitzi Bulger
poured coffee from a gleam-
ing silver service. On the

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Carmelita Andrea Gant


Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Gant
Sr., of Port.St. Joe announce
-the engagement andap-
,proaching marriage, of their
daughter Carmelita Andrea
to George Davis, Jr., of
Miami. He is. the son of Mr.
and Mrs. George Davis, Sr.,
of Port St. Joe.
The prospective bride is a
1972 graduate of Port St. Joe
High School. She received
her Bachelor of science de-
gree in Criminal Justice
from Florida Memorial Col-
lege, Miami, in 1976. She is
a member of Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority. She is pre-
sently employed by the Flo-
rida Department of Law En-
forcement as a Criminal In-
telligence Analyst in Miami.
The groom-elect is a 1966
graduate of George Wash-
ington High School of Port

St. Joe. He received his Mr. and Mrs. Jake Moyer
Bachelor of Science degree
inSoia l Studiesa:from Flori,\ - s' ! r**-
daMemorial Colege in 1970. A W e
In 1974 he received his Mas-

ter of Education degree
from Florida A. & M. Uni-
versity, Tallahassee. He is a
member of Phi Beta Sigma
Fraternity. He is presently
employed as a history
teacher by Dade County
Public Schools.
The ceremony will be held
on July 26 at 6 o'clock in the
evening at the Constitution
Park. All relatives and
friends of the couple are
invited to share this special
Should inclement weather
forbid the wedding to take
place the the park the cere-
mony will take place at Zion
Fair Baptist Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Orin Schoel-
les of Mexico Beach are
pleased to announce the
marriage of their daughter,
Barbara Joan Schoelles to
Jake Moyer, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Moyer of Dayton, Ohio.


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buffet, pink hurricane candles
flickered in crystal globes.
In the family room more
pink roses decorated the cof-
fee table and an arrangement
of mixed summer flowers
graced the mantle. A round
organdy-covered table held
nuts, mints, and punch, served
by Mrs. Nancy Buzzett, in an
exquisite crystal bowl that
had belonged to Mrs. Buzzett's
A smaller round table with a
similar organdy cloth held the
bride's book, presided over by
Mrs. Sharon Hendrix, and the
hostess' gift, an ornate brass
More than 100 guests were
introduced to Miss Workman
who welcomed them with the
mother of the groom, Mrs.
Joseph P. Hendrix.
Hostesses were Mrs. B. Roy
Gibson, Mrs. Tom S. Colde-

way, Mrs. J. Lamar ifier, Silas R. Stone, and Mrs. G.
Mrs. Edwin D. Ramsey, Mrs. Gannon Buzzett.


Insurance, A Companies

Life - Fire - Auto

MARK PELT, Representative
Monday, Wednesday, Friday in Port St. Joe
Tuesday and Thursday, 9 to 1 in Port St. Joe.
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Tuesday and Thursday in Wewahitchka at
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1 t Candlelight wedding- vows Lo
Suniting Rosemari Toney and An
Mark'Allen Holland, were gon
spoken in the Florence Baptist bre
S Church of Forest City, North ing
S Carolina, in a double ring use
ceremony June 21 at three wh
p.m. Rev. Dan Straw, pastor, anm
Performed the impressive foo
S rites uniting the Aaughter of bri
Mr. and Mrs.Crayton Toney, Spe
and the son of Mr. and Mrs. ant
.George Holland, Sr., all of col
Forest City, North Carolina. gro
Mrs. Hoyle Blanton was or- ins
ganist and Mrs. Palmer Bail- ed
ey was soloist. Selections ass
Included "II Could Tell You" Ton
$ and "Oh PerfectLove". cou
The bride, given in marri- Me
age by her father, wore a
.formal length gown of sheer
organza, featuring a raschel
lace trimmed bodice ;with
Queen Anne neckline and
cathedral train. Raschel lace
was repeated on the Juliet:
cap, edged in sheer organza
pleated trim, which held her
walking length veil of illusion,
also bordered in raschel lace..
SShe carried a cascade of"
i snowdrift. chrysanthemums,
yellow ..roses,; and ;babies .
breath. -
Miss Renee Blanton of
I Charlotte, North Carolina, was
1 maid of honor. Miss Leslie
Becknell, Miss Tina Harris,
both of Forest City, Mrs.
Rodney Nobles, Ellenboro,
;; N.C., sister of the groom;.Miss
SGinger Reynolds of Ruther-.
Sfordton, N.C. and Mis Meby
? Burgessof Spartanburg, Southl .
: Carolina were bridesmaids.
* The honor attendant and
: bridesmaids were identically
� gonied in formal length dres-
ses of soft buttercupilacy knit
fashioned with blouson bodic-
es and split sleeves. Circular
skirts flowed gracefully from
Natural waistlines. They car-
S ried nosegays of mixed yellow
1 silk flowers.
George E. Holland, Sr. was
.- his son's- best man. Ushers"
were the groom's brother, Ed
Holland 'of, Pensacola, Greg
Toney of Boston, Massachu-;
setts, brother of the bride.
Rodney Nobles of Elleniroro,
North Carolina, brother-in-law
of the groom; Robert McCrory
of Marion," N.C. and Vann
Carroll of Forest City.
The mother of the bride.
chose for her daughter's wed-
ding a sky blue princess style "..
gowp with fitted sleeves' and'
matching scarf. She wore a
white orchid. The mother of
the groom wore a sea green
gown of polyester chiffon lined
in acetate with empire waist-
line and sheer flowing sleeves
and capelet. She also wore a
white orchid corsage.
A reception was held i-
mediately following the cere-
mony in the fellowship-hall of
the church, hosted by the
parents- of the bride.; The
guests were greeted by-Mrs.
Otis Jones and Mrs. Steve


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of Port St. Joe

wrance, aunts of the bride.
arrangement of snapdra-
Is, daisies and babies
rath in. an epergne center-
da silver-candelabra was
ed on the bride's table
ere wedding cake, punch
d a variety of fancy finger
ds were served. Serving the
de's cake were Mrs. Roger
encer, cousin of the bride
1 Mrs. Ed Holland, Pensa-
a, sister-in-law of the
oom. Misses Lou ann Perk-
and Lauren Shows presid-
at the punch bowl. Others
isting were Misses Virginia
ney,, Angela Lowrance,
sin of the bride, and
lony Coffey, Mr. and Mrs.-

Mrs. Mark AUen Holland

Natalie Baxley

Natalie Baxley

Will be Four
An earlybirthday party was
given for Natalie- Baxley,
daughter of Danny Baxley,
this past Saturday at the home
of her grandparents, Bob and
Mary Baxley. Cake, ice cream
and punch was served to many
relatives and friends 'who
helped the birthday, girl cele-
brate this happy occasion.


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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1980

Toney and Mark Holland

Nuptial Vows June 21

during the summer before
school begins in August.
If you contemplate such a
move, contact Howard Blick,
principal, at Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary at 227-1231 or Ken
Herring, principal, Highland
View Elementary at 227-1888.

Kenneth Harin presided at the
wedding register.
The bride is a graduate of
Spartanburg Day- School,
Spartanburg, S.C. and
attends Gardner Webb Col-
lege, Boiling Springs, North
Carolina. The bridegroom is a
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School and is associated with
his father in real estate and
land development.
After a .wedding trip to
Florida, the couple will reside
at Route 2, Marion, N.C.
Mr. and Mrs. George Hol-
land, Sr. parents of the groom,
hosted a rehearsal dinner on
the eve of the.wedding in the

banquet room of the Hickory
Log Restaurant, Forest City.
The tables were beautifully
decorated with flowers in the
bride's chosen' colors of yellow
and white. Members of the
wedding party, families of the
couple and out of town guests
Out of town guests attendinig,
the wedding were Mr. and
Mrs. Barnie Earley of Mexico
Beach, Robert L: Holland of
Port St. Joe, Mrs. John Wright
of Port St. Joe, Mrs. Geneva
H.. Wright of Phenix City,
Alabama and Mr. and Mrs.
Carl Holland, Jr., of Cordele,


Day Care

The Beach Baptist Chapel
Day Care and Development
Center are now enrolling for.
the fall Pre-Kindgarten Pro-
Enrollment will be limited,
so early pre-registration will
assure your child of a place
in class. Registration fee
will be $10.00 which will help
purchase teaching supplies.
Pre-Kindgarten rates are
available on a daily or
weekly, basis.
The pre-registration date is
July 14 and 15 or come by the ,o
office, located on Columus St.
at St. 'Joe Beach, at your,
An hourly rate for drop-ins
is available. Call 648-5160 or
648-5026 for information.


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








Sheriff of Gulf County
"An Honest Man Who Cares"
Paid Political Adv., Pd. for by
Campaign, Fund of Ed Brown, by Phyllis A. Brown, Treasurer

Edward Ramsey Debra Layne Fuller

Will Wed

Rev. and Mrs. Dan Fuller
of Ianielsville, Georgia an-
nounce the engagement of
their daughter, Debra Layne
to Edward Mize Ramsey,
Jr., son of Rev. and. Mrs.
Edward M. Ramsey of Aus-
tell, Georgia.I
Miss Fuller is the grand-
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
...William D. Fuller of Athens,
S'Georgia, and the late Mr. and
Mrs. Millard C. Spinks, also
of Athens. She is a 1980
music: graduate of Truett
McConnel.Junior College at
Cleveland and is presently
enrolled at Shorter College.

Mr. Ramsey is the grand-
son of Wesley Ramsey and
the late Mrs. Wesley Ramsey
of Port St. Joe, and the late
Mr. and M-. Wimberly, also
of Florida/He is a 1976
graduate of South Cobb High
School. and is presently en-
rolled at Shorter College.
The couple will be living
in Rome, Georgia.
The wedding will take
place at 8:00 p.m., Firiday
evening, August 8th, at the
Moon's 'Grove-. Baptist
Church of Colbert, Georgia.
All relatives and, friends are
invited to attend.

Prenatal classes will begin
July 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the
Municipal. Hospital Confer-
ence Room. The classes will
be held each Tuesday night,
from seven to nine p.m., for
four consecutive weeks.
SThe classes are being spon-
sored by Dr. A. W. North, local.

gynecologist and obstretician,
and will be taught by Sandy
North, R.N. The classes are
being offered free of charge to
Dr. North's patients; however

a small fee will be charged for
others wishing to attend.
To register call 229-8250. The
class will be limited to 15
persons. .





Take shelf- and refrigerator-handy ingredients and you've
got the makings for a delicious dessert that will please
your family and your budget. Peaches and Cream Pudding-
made with quick-cooking tapioca-is the key. Simply add
thawed frozen whipped topping and top with drained
canned peaches, and it's ready.
3 tablespoons Minute tapioca
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
2 cups milk
1 egg.yolk
1 egg white
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup thawed Birds Eye Cool Whip non-dairy
whipped topping
1-1/2 cups drained canned sliced peaches
Mix tapioca, salt, 3 tablespoons sugar, the milk and egg
yolk in saucepan. Let stand 5 minutes. Meanwhile, beat
� egg white until foamy; gradually beat in 2 tablespoons
Sugar, .and continue beating until mixture will form soft
rounded peaks. Set aside. Cook tapioca mixture over
medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes to
:a full boil, 6 to 8 minutes. (Pudding thickens more as it
cools.) Gradually add to the egg white mixture, stirring
i quickly just until blended. Stir in vanilla. Cool 20 minutes;
stir. Chill about 1 hour; fold in whipped topping.Top with
peaches. Garnish with additional whipped toppiiig, 'if
desired. Makes about 3-1/2 cups plus fruit or 6 to 8 servings.

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Phone 227-1133

PHONE 227-1199

Any parents who are inter-
ested in transferring their
children from one school to.
another in the school system
are requested to contact the
principals of the schools invol-
ved now. Trasfers .will be
granted on the projected en-
rollment; and should be made

School Transfers Need to

be Made Before August

Prenatal Classes Slated

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Red Cross Will Replenish Blood


Paving Work Started

Florida Asphalt Paving company,equipment was busy
this week paving several streets in the south Gulf County
area. Here the machines are shown putting a new cap on the
SIndustrial Road. Late last week, they were in Highland View

Kids to Wet

Hooks Monday

: , : The Gulf County Recreation
: - Department announces that
S.. Monday, July 14, a kids
S Fishing Rodeo, boysand girls
Between ages 6 and 16, will be
held at the St. Joseph Bay
.;-;: . Country Club. Permission has
' : been received from St. Joseph
" Bay Country Club board, of
; Directors to use the lakes on
the back nine holes at the gQlf
': course for this Fishing Rodeo.
SThe Rodeo is going to be
S named in honor of the late
S' ; Chief Buck Griffin.
: Natural baits such as earth
S worms, wigglers, crickets,
' : catalpas, etc., are to be used.

: :The Islander Beach Lodge offers
:* :-;you a tropical beach resort set-
i ft ing amidst the lush natural land-
i- -i .-:iscaping of New Smyrna Beach.
S When you're not sunning on the
beach, enjoy our swimming pool,
S miniature golf course, delicious
seaside dining, and cocktails in
the lounge or at poolside. Daily
, :!. planned children's activities.
S There's golf, tennis, and fishing
nearby (or surf fish right off the
beach). And you're just a short
S drive from all Central Florida it-
tractions. With this ad, 20% dis-
counts good 6/1/80-12/20/80
SSundays thru Thursdays exclud-
S = ing holidays, when reservations
Share made directly with the Islander.
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It is requested that no arti-
ficial baits be used due to the
hazard for younger fishermen.
The time will be from 7:00
a.m. till 7:00 p.m. Partici-
pants must be responsible for
Their transportation to and
from the. Rodeo. Bring your
own lunch and drinks.
For registration to partici-
pate in this Rodeo please call
the Recreation Department at
229-6119 or sign up with Billy
Barlow at the 16th Street Golf
Course. There will be a trophy
for the largest game fish or
each species and the greatest
number of fish caught. Judges
and overseers will be Billy
Barlow and Jake Tankersley.
So kids get out those poles
and' grunt those worms and
meet at the St. Joseph Bay
GCobuntry Club at 7:00 a.m,, on
Monday, July 14.


Set Classes
The Seventh Day Adventist
Church is 'conducting Bible
study classes each Saturday
afternoon at 3:30. The Chur-
ch cordially invites the pub-
lic to attend these classes,
which are being held at the
Nazarene Church, located on
Long Avenue.

We wish to take this oppor-
tunity to thank our many
friends for their kind express-
ions of sympathy during the
loss of our daughter. Special
thanks are offered for the
food, cards, flowers, visits and
prayers offered on our behalf.
Your concern is deeply appre-
The Family of

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: Episcopal Church
Phone 227-1213
Williams, Pastor
.............. 9:30 A.M .
.............. 11:00 A.M .
.............. 6:00 P.M .
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and are expected to be in Port St. Joe some time this week or
early next week.'The paving is part of a $2.3 million bond
issue by the county. --Star photo

Zoysiagrass Rish Is De

Needs Care Methodist

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Public Notice
There will be a special meet-
ing of the City Commission of
the City of Ward Ridge at the
City Hall at 5:30 p.m. EDT on
the 14th day of July, 1980.
John E. Rich, Mayor

Billy Joe Rish, lay leader
of the First United Metho-
dist Church of Port St. Joe,
will be a delegate to the
United Methodist Jurisdic-
tional Conference to be held
at Lake Junaluska, North
Carolina, July 15-25th. Rish
was elected on first ballot
by The Alabama West Flori-
da Conference last year to
lead the lay delegation 'from
the conference.
Seven ministers and seven
laymen will represent the
Alabama West Florida Con-
ference. Two major items on
the agenda of the Conferece
will be election of five new
Bishops and the assignment
of Bishops to the different
annual conferences of the
Jurisdiction. Rev. J'hnie
McCurdy, local pastor, says

Supply foi
The Red Cross will conduct bloc
a blood drive for the Port St. forte
Joe area next Thursday, July
17. The drive will be set up at
the Fire Station in Pprt St.
Joe, from 12 noon to sik p.m.,
with a projected goal of 60
pints of blood.
Local director of the Blood
Drive. is Rocky Comforter,
who may be contacted for
further details.
Red Cross services the blood
needs of Municipal Hospital,
via the Red Cross's area blood
bank. There are 60 hospitals
served by Gulf Coast Region-
al Red Cross Blood Center in a
region that covers 35 counties
in southeastern Mississippi,
southern Alabama, northwes-
tern Florida and southwestern
In order to meet the blood
needs of this region, 275 units
of blood must be collected by
the Gulf Coast Regional Red
Cross Center every day on
bloodmobile visits.
Those wishing to donate

The body is made up of
about 60 percent water.

legate to

it is a great honor for the
local church to have one of
its own to be elected to this
important conference in Meth-

Gospel Sing

at Church

There will be a gospel sing
at the White City Assembly of
God this Saturday, July 12th,
at 7:30 p.m.
"The Singing Pilgrims",
with Doug Weeks, of King-
ston, Ala. will be the featur-
ed group.
Rev. Jack Strader, pastor
cordially invites the public
'to attend.

Area with Drive July 170



may contact Mr. Com- may donate without an ap-
for an appointment, or pointment by going to the Fire

Station next Thursday, from
12 noon to six p.m.




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In Florida
You've probably seen ad-
vertisements in magazines
and newspaper supplements
for a lawngrass called Zoy-.
siagrass. An established,
well-maintained Zoysiagrass
lawn is indeed a beautiful
sight. But some of the ad-
vertising claims lead us to
believe that Zoysiagrass is
also easily established and
trouble-free. As we'll find
out today,' that may not be
true, at least in Florida.
Many horticulturists be-
lieve Zoysiagrasses are
among the most attractive
lawngrasses grown in the
South. In addition to its
appearance, Zoysiagrass has
many cultural advantages
which make it ideal choice
for certain areas. We'll be-
gin -today - by -discussing
these. Then we'll talk about
the disadvantages of grow-
ing a Zoyiagrass lawn, and
leave the final choice about
whether or not to grow Zoy-
iagrass up to you. Our infor-
mation was provided by Ex-
tension Urban Horticulture
Specialist Doctor Robert
Black, of the University of
Florida, Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences.
Zoysiagrass is adapted to
a wide variety of soil types,
so it can be grown through-
out Florida.
SIt stands heavy shade fairly
well, which would make it a
good choice for a landscape
with lots. of trees. Zoysiagrass
also has good salt tolerance,
one of the most important
lawngrass requirements in
coastal locations.
.Zoysiagrass produces ex-
tremely dense sod, which
helps to keep weeds under
control finally, once the,
lawn is established, zoysia's
slow growth is an advantage
because you do not have to
mow very often.
These are points many of
the ads we see stress and
they make a strong case for
Zoysiagrass. Unfortunately,
Zoysia does have some dis-
advantages and advertise-
ments which fail to mention
them can be misleading.
. First L' all, only one kind
of Zoysiagrass can be plant-
ed from seed. It's called
Zoysia Japonica you may
hear it referred to as Jap-
anese or Korean lawngrass.
It has some good qualities
but it have a very coarse
texture more like Bahia-
grass, you might as well
plant Bahiagrass.
Zoysiagrass is available in
several varieties which pro-
duce denser, finer textured
lawn, but all these must be
propogated vegetatively.
This means you can't plant
from seed, you have to use
sprigs, plugs or sod. While
Zoysia's slow growth is an
advantage in terms of mow-
ing requirements, it's a de-
finite disadvantage when
you're establishing a lawn
with an improved variety.

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1980



Howard Creek
A.A * N-

Howard Creek residents celebrated the Fourth of July
last Friday with a community fish fry, marking the
holiday and dedicating their new community building and
fire station. The center, a former mobile classroom, was
provided to the community by the Gulf County School
system, after being declared surplus and moved to its
present location by the County.�
The afternoon included a delicious fried mullet

Opens New

Fire Station

dinner, with the trimmings provided by the good cooks of
Howard Creek. Potential politicians took advantage of the
situation to attend and circulate among the people.
In the photo above, left, D. K. Dormany cooks the
mullet. In the photo above, part of the crowd present poses
in front of the new community building. In the photo at
right, Renee and Christie Gortman sing for their supper.
--Star photo

Road Runners Give Tips for

Preparing for Joggmg In RE

St. Joseph Bay Road Run-
ners, in conjunction with the
National Road Runner Clubs,
of America, has set the date of
July 26th for their annual
salute to the female distance
runner. A 5,000 meter (3.1
mile) run will be one of three
events scheduled for that date.
Although these events are
staged to draw attention to the
progress being made in wo-
men's distance running, they
are also open to male compet-
itors except for the one mile
run which is strictly for
The 5,000 meter run course

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has been designed to avoid
traffic problems by involving
only three street intersections
and a road with little traffic.
Check with Diann McFa and,
director, for race router
Even though most , the
runners will be from the local
area, some out of town run-
ners are expected. Everybody
is welcome to enter any of the
events whether you are an
experienced runner or just
beginning. These events are
basically just fun runs. The
entry fee is only 50 cents per
event with all proceeds going
to help pay expenses for pro-
moting healthful jogging and
running in this area.
Refreshments will be served
to runners after each event
(lemonade, gatorade, and wa-
Race day is three weeks
away, July 26th, so if you want
to enter any of the events but
have not been participating in
any form of physical exercise
thatrequires some running, it
is suggested that you get
started today. The first step is
to make sure that you are in
good health, that you do not
have any circulatory or respi-
ratory problems (if over 35
years old, get a complete
physcial examination before
you start running). Now you
are ready to start walking a
few blocks daily and increase
that amount daily. When you
feel like you might want to jog
a little, do it, but not more
than a block to start with.
Slowly increase the amount of
jogging and decrease the
amount of walking. Before you
know it you will be ready to
participate in one or more of
the fun runs. All three races

are planned to be just that fun
runs. Just to stimulate one's
interest though, the first male
and female finshers will re-
ceive place ribbons, all others
will receive participation rib-
bons. Times will be announced
as you cross the finish lines.
The Road Runners feel it is
their responsibility to caution
all runners about the danger
of running when there is a
combination of extreme heat
and high humidity. Any time
these two factors are over
eighty degrees and eighty per
cent one should not run.How-


VFD Gives

Out Prizes
The Mexico Beach Volunte-
er Fire Department had their
second annual fish fry on July 4,
and had an excellent turn-out.
Prizes were awarded at the
fish fry to Olga Sutter of
Panama City who won a
two-man rubber raft; and Don
Ramsey of Birmingham, Al.
who won second prize of 50
pounds of T-bone steak.
Zac Crittenden of Shelman,
Ga. won the first prize of a
gas-operated barbecue grill.
Mr. Crittenden would not
accept the prize, and donated
it back to the fire department.
The Mexico Beach Volunte-.
er Fire Department wishes to
thank Mr. Crittenden for his
generous gesture.

Two Arrested for

Stealing Gas

According to Sheriff Ken
Murphy, Sunday morning at
approximately 3 a.m., during
routine patrol, Deputy James
Mock observed a vehicle in the
vicinity of St. Joe Beach
Volunteer Fire Department.
Upon investigating, Mock ob-
served a 5 gallon gas can with
a hose sitting on the trunk of
the car.

Michael Boyer Ramsey, age
18, of 1200 Graylyn Drive,
Birmingham, Ala., was lying
in the front seat. Robert C.
Williams, age 23, of 15 Mon-
tanna Court, Coram, N.Y.
was hidden beneath the vehi-
cle. The two subjects were
placed under arrest for petty
theft. A search of Williams
revealed a sawed-off .22 rifle
beneath his clothes. Williams
was charged with petty theft,
carrying a concealed weapon
and possession of an illegal
firearm. Ramsey was charged
with petty theft.
The two will be arraigned
before Judge David L. Tauton.
"In the past several weeks,
there has been a considerable
amount of gas stolen from the
fire trucks of the Volunteer
Fire Department," Sheriff
Murphy said. "Deputy Mock
had been assigned to watch
the fire trucks, in addition to
his. regular patrol, and his
constant attention to his duties
paid off."


According to Sheriff Ken
Murphy, last week two addi-
ever, this is pretty common tional arrests were made in
for our area this time of year. the burglary of Griffin Con-
One way to avoid this problem create Company on June 20.
is to run sometime between Freddie Lee Watkins, age 22,
5:30 and 8:00 in the morning, of 626 Maddox St., Oak Grove,
or after about 9:30 p.m. By and a juvenile were charged
using good common sense and with burglary. In addition to
listening to your body signals the concrete company, Wat-
(pulse rate, shortness of ^ ^ ^ ,, ' ,,
(pulse rate, shortness of kins and the juvenile were
breath, sudden stop in per- charged with burglary of the
spiration, clammy feeling residenceof Mrs o Wise,
skin, and fatigue), you should reMdence of Mrs. Lois WiGe,
be able to avoid getting into 201 Madison St., Oak Grove,
trouble. By all means, take it'-n; - ote tryvbr were.
slow and asy. That is th aken. Some of the jewelry
secret to enjoying jogging and taken. Some ofings have jewelry
s. and class rings have been
running.-Jogging is fun. Keep recovered.
it that way.
Rember, race day is July "We have, also, recovered
26th. The first event starts at two C.B. radios that the
8:00 a.m. CST. subjects are alleged to have

Ode to the "Pital"
The hospital is starting to feel its oats,
But they won't find us to be totally rote.
Our best we will play
On that appointed day,
And with our team
By the end we should beam.
With a-first baseman like McLeod,
No one on first shall be allowed.
The stay on second shall be brief
As it is manned by our chief.
A trip to third you will not cherish
Once you deal with Jerry Parrish.
With a catcher like Horton
You're not in for courtin'.
When Lyles pops her head up at home,
You'll know that's no place for you to roam.
A look to our field will yield
A vast array of skill and guild.
One glance at our player called Evans
Can only cause you to say "Oh, Heavens".
Ramsey and Ramsey who from the same family come
Can make that bat and outfield hum.
Our team is full of players like Weeks
Who very diligently a victory seeks.
Bobby and Marilyn Connell, another family tie,
Bat so good you'll want to cry.
A recent rookie, LeeAnna Parrish
With spice our outfield does garish.
Sheila Harper our second in command
Provides playing which is much in demand.
Teresa Register who came to us froni you
Is ready to give you your due.
Our own Bo Derek, Madeline Swatts
Is right in there trying to do lots.
Our own Sammy Neel
Surely plays that field with skill.
Our members who for some reason can't play
Shall cheer us on that fateful day.
So of this team you need to beware,
And show your face on July 19th only if you dare.

You Are Cordially Invited to Attend


Baptist Church

Corner Long Ave. and 16th St.

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

Rev. J. C. ODUM,

Minister of Music

stolen, but at this time, we
don't know where they were
stolen from," said Sheriff
The juvenile was turned
over to juvenile authorities.
Watkins was released on his
own recognizance. The case
was investigated by Investi-
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Lack of Signalling

Leads to Accidents

Failure to signal when
turning or changing lanes is
not only dangerous but irri-
tating to other drivers said
the Florida Highway Patrol
Most cars are equipped
with turn indicators which
can be fully actuated or just
briefly held to indicate turn-
ing or changing lanes.
Colonel Eldrige Beach, Pa-
trol director said, "Failure
to signal may not be a
major cause of traffic
crashes, but it is bothersome
to other drivers. This in turn
can agitate them enough so

they become unsafe driv-
The ideal situation on our
crowded highways is when
the traffic flows smoothly.
By signalling intentions to
turn or to change lanes,
drivers contribute to a safer
environment in which to op-
erate their vehicle.
"There is no doubt that
some of the more than 1,200
persons killed on our high-
ways so far in 1980 would be
alive today if everyone paid
attention to the little things
as well as the major causes
of traffic deaths," concluded

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Two MoreArrested

In Burglaries


Sale of Used Vehicles

The St. Joseph Telephone

& Telegraph Company

will sell the below listed vehicles:
Vehicle No. 109 S-N PH45K2DI39426
'72 Plymouth Wagon $ 495.00
Vehicle No. 414 S-N CCQ145A145386
'75 Chevrolet �T P-U cyl $1325.00
Vehicle No. 415 S-N CCQ145A145201
'75 Chevrolet �T P-U6 cy.$1350.00
Vehicle No. 416 S-N CCQ145A145281
'75 Chevrolet �TP-U' ci.$1375.00
Vehicle No. 420 S-N CCQ145A145242
'75 Chevrolet �T P-U' cyi.$1375.00
Vehicle No. 424 S.N CCQ145A145463
'75 Chevrolet /T P-U cy,. $1375.00

The price is listed above and payment will
be cash or certified

These vehicles can be seen at the Supply
Coinplex in Port St. Joe, Fla.

The above units are publicly advertised and
will be sold on first come, first served basis

CONTACT: Bernard O. Wester,

Supply Manager . . -
St. Joseph Telephone & Telephone Co.
229-6737 or 229-7263

The First
Pentecostal Holiness Church
Invites You to Worship with Them
Ernest A. Barr, Pastor
SUNDAY SCHOOL .................... 9:45 AM
MORNING WORSHIP ................ 11:00 AM
EVENING WORSHIP .................. 7:00 PM
WEDNESDAY NIGHT............... 7:00 PM

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1980

County Gets LEAA Money



Through these doors panss
the Iriendliest people we
bknow... our customers.
They know we're always
ready to serve as a handy
one-slop shopping center,
or as a health headquarters
in time of need.
Stop in today and meel our
Registered Pharmacist...
You can rely on him to fill
your nexlprescription ac-*
curalely and promptly from
his complete, fresh stock of .1


The Florida Council on
Criminal justice this week
announced a grant award of
Department of Justice funds
to the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners to be
implemented by the County
Sheriff's Department in Port'
St. Joe.
The $2,974.00 grant, made up
of $2,673.00 in LEAA funds and

$149.00 in state and $152.00 in
local funds, will be used to
upgrade the present com-
munications system of the
County Sheriff's Department.
The money is made available
to purchase two (2) charge-
type mobile-portable radio
units and two (2) linear
amplifiers in order to enhance
officer safety and reduee

response time to priority ar
emergency calls.
This purchase is a contin-
uation of an effort by the
Sheriff's Department to fur-
ther upgrade its communica-
tions capabilities in compli-
ance with the Statewide Law
Enforcement Communica-
tions Plan.


Fail to

Pay Fines
Thirty-two percent of Flori-
da drivers who received citat-
ions for violating a traffic law
)n 1978 failed to pay the fine
-within the prescribed time
said the Florida Highway
Patrol today.
' ::Of more than 2,178,000 driv-
ers given tickets annually,.
S p early 680,000 receive a notice
:rom the courts telling them
(hat their operator's license is
suspended due to failure to
pay the fine.
: The courts also advise the
Department of Highway Safe-
ty and Motor Vehicles of the
subject's name and the de-
partment notifies the offender
of the steps necessary to
reinstate their license.
:'. About 12 percent of all
.traffic citations are dismis-
sed, mostly due to the drivers
.producing their operator's
license or registration in court
:after being caught driving
without it.
SUnlawful speed leads all
other violations with no in-
spection sticker second and no
drier's license third. Over
two million traffic citations
are issued annually by all law
enforcement agencies in Flo-
rida. The fines from all state
Troopers arrests go to the
. county.

All-Stars In Tournament

The Dixie Boys All-Stars are involved in their district
tournament in Chattahoochee this week. Monday night, the
Port St. Joe team played errorless ball in defeating
Marianna, 5-3 behind the pitching of Lee McMillian. Tuesday
night, the local team lost, 6-3, to a strong Tri-City team after
nine innings of play. Mitch Burke started on. the mound for
Port St. Joe and was relieved by David Bearden. Last night,
Port St. Joe was to meet Marianna again. If they win, they

will play again tonight at 8:00 p.m.
Playing in the tournament are the players pictured
above. Front row, left to right: Jimmy Walding, Chris Butts,
Mitchell Bouington, Tony Beard, David Bearden, Billy
Williams, Sidney Harris and Jed Campbell. Back row, coach
Mike Todd, Brad Bowen, Mitch Burke, Jeff Clayton, Lee
McMillian, Franky Brownell, Josh Jenkins, Jamie Lester,
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Appraiser Asks for more Money

not going to get it for a while. If any governing
body decides they need an interim roll, you'll
have to request it. You can send out tax bills
on an interim roll, but you wouldhave to send
out a corrected statement later on, doubling
your expenses in this area."
The Commission left the matter hanging

They're off!
County Commission, Dist. 5: Leo Kennei
bent, Billy M. Johnson and Eldridge Money.
School Board Dist. 2, (to serve the ren
Kenneth Whitfield's term and to appear oV
November ballot) Forest A. Revell.
School Board, Dist. 3: Paul Sewell, incu
James Hanlon.
School Board, Dist. 4: Waylon Graham, i


ber of the Long Avenue
Baptist Church where she
teaches the Junior High Girls'
Sunday School Class and
serves on the Youth Advisory
Jimmie says that she feels
well qualified to serve you as
your supervisor, of Elections
and believes she can do an
excellent job if elected to this


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

$50000 Reward

For Information Leading

to the Arrest of the Person

who Broke in Our Home

and Took Silver While

We Were Out of Town.

Ernie Gorham


tions among the
apartments and.
local govern
He emphasize
definite commit
will work toward
including doing
for the county,
what is best for
sonally or politi
uingto work with
ed in betterment
Branch stressed
the time to perfo
of county comn
will perform to t
ability. "We hav
improvements an
believe that we
Things don't
someone must
happen," he con

at the time because they didn't have the
money available to grant Brock's request.
They also gave the indication they would
oppose any loan the state might make
available to Brock's office on his request.
With this position, the summer could get
hotter before the muddled matter is settled.


dy, incum- completed at Wewahitchka
High School. Following high
nainder of school he attended Chipola Jr.
oly on the College, Gulf Coast Jr. College
and University of West Flori-
mbent and da in which he majored in
Business Administration.
incumbent. For the last 14 years he has
been employed at Sylvachem
Corp. in Port St. Joe.
ich He said, "I truly believe that
the experience I have gained
e various de- over the past years as past
with other president of local Union ICU
ents, Branch 836 and the number of civic
functions: Boy Scouts, Little
d that he has League, Jaycees, Special
nents that he Olympics and past Director of
if re-elected: ARC will prove to be a real
what is best asset in dealing with your
rather than school problems. I promise
himself per- that I will be a good listener
cally; contin- and a man of action, not
any interest- promises."

of the county.
ed that he has
rm the duties
nissioner and
he best of his
e made some
nd I sincerely
can continue.
just happen,
make them

Rep. Hall


State Representative Leo-
nard Hall, District 9, has
announced the following
schedule for town meetings
in Mexico Beach, Port St.
Joe and Wewahitchka: Mex-
ico Beach at City Hall on
Monday, July 14, 11 a.m.
(CDT); Port St. Joe at Gulf
County Courthouse on Tues-
day, July ,15, 11 a.m.
(EDT); and Wewahitchka at
City Hall on Thursday, July
17, 11 a.m. (CDT).
These meetings are open
to the public and he will be
available during these times
to personally discuss perti-
nent issues and the concerns
of the people.
d3T)Jul a c-a77

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The Concern Christian Soci-
ety will hold its regular
business meeting, Saturday,
July 12th, at four o'clock at,the
Mount Carmel Baptist
Church. All members and per-
sons interested in joining the
organization are asked to
attend this meeting.
Rev. James Williams, sup-
ervisor, urges you to help
make our community a better
place to live. He is assisted by
Brother Abraham Evans,
Chairman and Sandra Jones,
secretary. For more informa-
tion contact 229-6146 or 229-

DAV Members

Meet Thursday
There will be a meeting of
the Disabled American Vet-
erans No. 62, Thursday, July
17th. The meeting will be held
at Pauline's Restaurant at
7:00 p.m.
All disabled veterans are
welcome to attend and join,
announced Sr. Vice Comman-
der George S. Coody.

The temperature of
the interior of the
sun is estimated at 20
million degrees Fahrenheit.,


980 306 Williams Avenue

education from Florida State
University in 1967.
For 19 years Wilder has
served in a variety of positions
in the field of education which
include teaching at all levels,
kindergarten through college.
As an administrator he has
served as Financial Aid Direc-
tor at the University of the
South, Principal of Port St.
Joe High School, Associate
Headmaster of Sewanee Acad-
emy, Director of Community
Recreation Department, and
Superintendent of Gulf County
As Gulf County School Sup-
erintendent the past four
years, Wilder has distinguish-
ed himself by being selected
President of the Northwest
Florida Superintendents' As-
sociation. This association in-
cludes 18 Northwest Florida
.counties. He has also been
elected to serve on the Board
of Directors of the Florida
State Superintendents Asso-
In announcing his candidacy
for re-election Wilder points to
the vast improvement that has.
occurred in Gulf County Scho-
ols during his administration.
"Our emphasis has been
toward the good basic educa-
tion in reading, writing and
math. The results have been
steady increases in our stu-
dents' performances on mea-
surements tests. There exists
today more stability and a
much more disciplined school
community than was present
before my administration.
te down to earth common
sense leaderships this admin-
istration has provided for the
past four years has helped to
produce a much improved
school system."
"In the next four years I
want to continue improving
our educational program. We
must continue directing our
energies and dollars to the
classroom which is the center
of our learning process. We
plan to expand our music
program to include both in-
strumental and voice training
for our elementary schools; a
new elementary school for
Wewahitchka will be under
construction next year; plans
are being implemented that
will reduce class sizes in
elementary grades. These and
many other goals for con-
tinued improvement will be
reached over the next four
I have three children enrol-
led in Gulf County Schools and
have a vested interest in
helping develop the best edu-
cation programs possible."

Beach FD

Sponsors Sale
Mexico Beach Fire Depart-
ment Ladies Auxilliary is
sponsoring a rummage sale
and auction. It will be held at
the Mexico Beach Shopping
Center on Highway 98 Satur-
day, July 19th, at 8 a.m. EDT
Starting at 12 noon the Auc-
tioneer will take over.
The ladies urge you to let
them help put all those unused
items in your garages and
sheds to work to help support
the Fire Department. Please
call 648-5395 or 648-5016 for any
items you wish picked up.

Flea Market
Sponsored By
St. Joseph's Catholic Youth
Sat., July 12
9 a.m. till5 p.m.
At the Church Hall
20th & Monument

We Reserve the Right
to Limit Quantity

Cigarettes Excluded In
Limit Deals

Charmin N


4 Roll

510 Fifth Street - Port St. Joe
Prices Good July 9 through July 15
Limit I with s 10 or more Food Order
24 Ct. Family Size Lipton $ 3
Tea Bags I

Limit I with slfOor
More Order

61/2 Oz.

Big Loaves 0
Sweetheart BREAD "/"$00
12 Oz. Sugar Free 6 Pak 4
12 Oz. Cans 4 49
RC COLA 6 Pak"1"
12 I-Oz. Pkgs. Carnation $1 29
19 Oz. Chips Ahoy $ 4 59
Chocolate Chip Cookies -
2 Qt. Size Lemon Tree /9!9c
10 Oz. Bama Orange, Apple or
2 Liter Bottle $ 08
1 Lb. Pkg. Pow Wow Cheese A
Puffs or Corn Chips 99
8 Oz. Cah Peanut Patch .. / 400
10 Qt. Realemon 9
So Lb. Trailblazer
28 Oz. Deodorizing c
12 Oz. Malted99
18 Oz. Kraft 1C
o100 Ct. Tagless A
Tall Cans FineFare
U U1

Choice Cut
Frying Chicken
Fryer Breast
Thighs & Drumsticks
Livers and Gizzards

71/4 Oz. Kraft
Mac & Chees

Limit 3
with $10 Order
or More

Country Style




Tender Lean

Smoked Picnics

Lb. 69

Swift Premium-3 Lb. Can $4

Canned Hams 4.

Choice Beef
Choice Beef

LB. $2.99
LB $2.99
LB. $1.88


Fresh Ripe

Fresh Shelled
Peas and
Green Head


Peas, Butterbeans, Squash and Okra
By the Hamper
Fresh Ears
Corn 6E 79
�-I 3 Pound Bag ('
2/ l Fresh
Heads Rutabagas Lb. 19
6 / C LEMONS 3/29
For Baking (
For 88 POTATOES Lb. 29



Boneless LB.
All Meat
Select Tender

L.. 88C

13 Oz. Morton Crea

Pies 99

1 Doz. Fine Fare


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Gallon Jar
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Limit 2 with $1500
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Apple Jelly

32 Oz.Jar C C

3 Pound Bag
Perfection Rice

Bag AuC

Generic (No Brand)
Peanut Butter

180z.Jar C

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The City of Port St. Joe,
Florida, requests bids for
a lawn and garden tractor.
Specifications may be obtain-
edfrom the City Clerk's office,
P. O. Box A, Port St. Joe,
Florida. Bid opening to be held
July 15, 1980, at the regular
meeting of the City Commis-
City Auditor-Clerk


Beautiful lagoon location in W (
Camp Palms Subd. 2 bdrm., ch
1 ba., liv. rm, din. rm, kit-
chen. Call office for more
info. $60,000. No. 600
Observe the beauty of the
Gulf! This newly construct- 11/
ed stilt beach home has ob- or
servation deck for viewing lool
and sunning. 2 bdrms, insul-
ated thruout. Call for more
info. $39,500. No. 601 ST. J(
Be protected -by Century Absolutely
21's Home Protection Plan charming
when you purchase this profession;
lovely 3 bdrm, 2 ba., cen fully furni
h&a, fully modern home taste. 2 bd
only 1 blk. from the beach, chen is
$35,000. No. 602 dream. On
- pines. 75'x
1.9 acres 150' on SR30 to will go fasl
Indian Lagoon. Approx. 650'
depth. An ideal building site Brick vene
feared and filled. $41,250. extra wel
No. 603 home on 2
S - will be pr
BEACON HILL appt.Santa
No. 203
3 bdrm. mobile home on BEACH L(
TWO wooded lots. Includes from bea
very Ig. screened porch and Beach. E(
outdoor shower-only 1 blk. $16,750. N
from the beach! Partly fur- 16,750. No
nished, owner financed. Excel buy
$21,250. mobile hon
Block and
2 story house with sun deck beach, $12,
on U.S. 98, gives you a No. 201
-beautiful view of the Gulf.
Completely furns. deluxe 4
bdrm;, 2 ba. home. Ready 3 bdrm., 2
for occupancy. $65,000. No. lots, extra
300 out, carpoel
chain link f
yrs. old. W
PORT ST. JOE placement
Leon). $47,
Nice shady city lot, 516 7th
Street. This most
home is lo
Income producing property. beach and i
Located on Reid Ave. 3 indi- bdrms, 1 b
vidual income units. Buy rm, kitchen]
equity and assume 1st mort- insulated,
gage at 94 percent. $37,000. fenced in 1
No. 112 St. $22,500.

Excel. opportunity for a Use your
young couple to own their imagination
own home and have income partially f
from the property paying bdrms., 1 /
the mortgage. 3 furnished rm, garage
rental units in addition to only 1 block
main house. Owner financ- jacent corr
ing available. Come find out able. $19,0(
the details! $46,000. No. 100.
� Super nice
Terrific starter home: 2 bdrin. e
bdrm., 1 ba. furn. home on ba. on U. S
62x150' corner lot. $23,500. beach. Uni
No. 101 pet & vinyl
ty rm, boan
Lovely redecorated interior Sharpest co
makes this house a pleasure $42,500. No
to see. 3 bdrm, 2 ba., den,
back porch, storage shed,
on 1%/ Ig. lots in an excel. Need more
location. 1101 Garrison Ave. beige bricl
$47,000. No. 102 side of Hwy
ural wood
Corner lot with nice 3 bdrms., 2
bdrm., 2 ba. house. Lg. liv. magnificent
rm & comfortable den. Huge bay
Chain link fence, stor. shed, deck. Fen(
shallow well and pump. 619 kitchen-din
Marvin Ave. $37,500. No. 104 very Ig. liv
place. Adj(
Need more -room for your sell separa
family? This nice spacious
house will accommodate
you comfortably. It has 4 COMI
bdrms, 2 ba., liv. rm, din. Super Barg
area, Ig. kitchen, 23x18% and 2 city
family rm on 2 lots. 1618 belle, 3 blk
Marvin Ave. $47,500. No. 105 town, 15 lot
Take root in a 2 bdrm, 1 ba. tor. No. 700
home on fenced lot. Liv. rm.
with fireplace, din. rm, re- 31/ acres,
modeled kitchen, utility with store 1
house in back, new cen. h&a ped, inlcud
Call for more info. 527 10th cial cooler,
St. $25,000. No. 106 land shelv
room for e:
Beautiful executive home may finance
on THREE landscaped lots. 701
3 Ig. bdrms, 28' liv. rm.,
garage and double carport. 30'x90' cor
Lots of extras, including 1g. corner of R
screened Fla. rm. and 2 Across alle
Workshops. 602 17th St. No. Priced right
107. $59,500. finance. $1
Clean and sharp, 1 bdrm.
with child's rm, fully furn. CAPE
mobile home on corner lot in
Oak Grove. Well insulated, Approx. 20(
gas central heat. Owner will Bay, State
finance, $7,500. No. 108. bay, $24,32
and 9 pere
Practically new! 3 bdrm, 2 10.
ba- brick home. Has all
amenities including wet Gulf front
liar, b-b-q, trash compactor, sula. Beat
central vacuuin system, very reaso
plus super location. 104 Yau- will go fasi
pon. $59,900. No. 109

648-5011 Broker-Sale
6. www SANDRA Cl
Realtor Assi

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1980

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Social security survivor s Benehts

Library HasSumer Should be Applied for Quickly

C h ild re n 's rog ra m s Surviving dependents ol .. .. time. In addition, who were disabled before 22 a surviving
LI deceased worker should ap,:;., Roba.,on said,.some benefits and remain disabled; A sur- she was
Have an energetic summer at all public libraries in the for social security benefits as cannot be paid for months viving widow or widower if deceased wi
and check out your public Northwest Regional Library soon as possible following the before the month the applica- any age caring for a child more. Gran
library, worker's death, David Robin- tion filed. under 18 or disabled who gets benefits on
Books for every member System. Schedules of child- son, Social Security Field Re- Social security benefits can benefits: Widow, widower, f0 record unde
of the family, films and ren's programs are available presentative for Gulf County, be paid to these survivors: or over; Disabled widows or stances.
story times will be offered at each library, said recently. Unmarried children under 18, widowers 50-60; Dependent Before an
- Apply promptly will allow or 18-22 if full-time students; parents 62 or over. paid, the w
i 1 benefits to start in the shortest Unmarried children over 18 . Benefits can also be paid to had credit


're Here For You.-
fticr is idpndepndntli owned and operated.

invest for the future. Take another good

beach cottage,
ally decorated &
shed with superb
rm., 1 ba. and kit-
a homemaker's
n stilts among the
150' lot. This one
t. $38,950. No. 206
oer energy saving
-1-built 2 bdrm.
lots. A home you
'oud of. Call for
i Anna St. $55,000.

)TS-3 lots, 1 blk.
ich in St. Joe
ach lot 50'x125'.
'. 200
! 3 bdrm, V/r ba.
ne on 75'x100' lot.
a half from the
,500. Santa Anna.

Furnished 3 bdrm., 1 ba.
house with Ig. family room,
extra bunk room on corner
lot. 1 block from beach. An-
nual lease only-available
July 15. No. 20
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-. ;8, 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.

ba. beauty on 2 Valuable property on beach
insulation thru- side-3rd lot from beach!
rt, storage bldg., Completely furnished dup-
ence. Less than 2 lex on 28th St. 1 bdrm., 1 ba.
'ill sell below re- on each side. Call for more
cost. (Ponce de info. $47,000. No. 401
,500. No. 204
- . Live within walking dis-
attractive beach tance of beach in a furn. 2
cated 1 blk from bdrm., 1/ ba. mobile home
is priced to sell. 2 on 75'x112' corner lot. Utili-
ba., liv. rm., din. ty shed in back with wash-
n, cen. h&a, well ing machine. 2 blks. from
utility house and beach at a nice affordable
back area. Canal low price-$18,000. No. 402
N o. 205. ..,-" . I.. :" , - . -
.No. 2 5 . .... 1 blk. from beach in a nice
own skills and- location! Fdrii. 2 bdrm, -1
n to complete a ba. home with screen porch.
finished house. 3 Extra bdrm. and shower
Sba., liv. rm, din. connected: 2 a-c's: Call for
with utility rm., more information. $25,000.
k from beach. Ad- No. 403
>er lot also avail-
}0. No. 207 2-3 bdrm. mobile home on
attractive fenced lot 2 blks.
from beach. Completely fur-
beach cottage, 2 nished including washer &
n, or 3 bdrm., 2 TV. EXTRA 56' screened
. 98, across from p !EXTRA 40' boat
que design. Car- house. Available immedi-
floors. Lg. utili- ately. No. 406.
rd privacy fence.

cottage on beach.
. 208

room? Beautiful
k home on east
y. 98. Lovelv nat-
baths, den with
It view of Gulf.
windows, sun
:ed dog run. 25'
ing rm., util. rm,
ing rm with fire-
oining acre. Will
tely. No. 209.

gain. 1 city block
block in Carra-
s. from heart of
s in all. Ideal for
Builder or inves-

close to town,
bldg. fully equip-
ing Ig. commer-
counters and is-
ring. Plenty of
expansion. Owner
ce. $40,000. No.

nmercial lot on
eid Ave. & 5th St.
y from City Hall.
it and owner will
2,000. No. 703


)' on St. Joseph's
Road 30-E to the
5.00 with terms
ent interest. No.

71' on the Penin-
itiful homesite,
unable. This one
t. No. 11.

200' on Intracoastal Canal,
3.7 acres. % mile from
paved Hwy. 386. A beautiful
property for anyone who
wants to tie up his boat in
his own backyard. $30,000.
No. 800.

Almost 2 acres fronting on
Wetappo Creek. High and
dry with horseshoe bank
overlooking creek. Owner
may subdivide. $27,000. No.
Shady lot at Howard Creek.
Just a few minutes walk
from the boat landing.
$3,000. No. 805
Perfect acre in Overstreet
for your new home. High, no
marsh. Not far from the
Intracoastal Canal. $3,500.
No. 806
Beautiful brand new 3 bdrm
2 ba. home on 6 private
acres. Modern "country"
living at its best. Priced in
the mid 50's. No. 807.

10 acres, 386 & 386A. Owner
fill finance, $23,000. No. 803.
8.5 acres on 386, near Over-
street, all cleared. $50,000.
No. 802.

Profitable, efficiently oper-
atpd business in Port St.
Joe. Known to all of us for
quality sandwiches. Buy
ts and if you operate as
well as.present owner, will
pay for itself in a few short
years-known as the "Sub
Shop". $45,000. No. 110

TY MILLER, Realtor Assoc.


Atter Hours:
S229-8494 JIM CLEMENT - 648-5482
;Y, 229-6310 DONNIE LANGE, 229-8004

Will sell or trade for water-
front property: 16 acres of
beautiful mountain property
on trout stream in Murphy,
N.C. Value $22,000. Owner fi-
nancing. 904-893-4465. No col-
lect calls. 2tc 7-10

3 beautiful wooded lots, 2
blocks from the beach. $4,500
ea. Call 229-6573 after 5 p.m.
tfc 11-22
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 11-14

Two houses and two lots in
,Highland View. 890 Parker
Ave. Phone 229-8605. 6tp 6-29

1978 Liberty mobile home,
14x70', 2 bdrms., 2 baths,
partly furn. with .g. back
porch on 6 and a third acres of,
land. Land includes a Ig. barn,
2 sheds, hog pen, Ig. garden
area with access to water and
pasture. All 6 and a third acres
are cleared and fenced on soon
to be paved road at Stone Mill
Creek. For more info call Ben-
ton Hamm at 639-2781 Wewa-
hitchka. tfc 7-3

House at 136 Second Ave.,
Oak Grove, 2 story house.
Phone 229-6730. 3tp 7-3

Furnished house at Mexico
Beach. Call 227-1420 after 6
p.m. ltc7
tc 7-10

Unfurnished 5 room house.
Refrigerator and stove fur-
nished. Adults only. 227-1565.
tfc 7-10

For Rent: Furnished 2
bedroom trailer at St. Joe
Beach. 229-8939. tfc 7-3
Furnished 1 bdrm. apart-
ment with air cond. Suitable
for one person. $125 per
month, $50 deposit. 1505 Mon-
ument Ave. or call 227-1613.
tfc 7-3

2,000 sq. ft. home, 3 bdrms, 2
ba., den, living rm. Good loca-:
tion. 227-1151. tfc 7-3

Two bdrm. downstairs
apartment. Newly decorated.
No pets, no children. 216 6th
St. 229-8663. 2tp 7-10

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

No need for wet carpets.
Dry clean them with HOST.
Use rooms right away. Rent
machine. St. Joe Furniture,
227-1251. tfc 10-23

One 3 bdrm, 1 bath house at
Beacon Hill. Call 229-6961.
tfc 12-13

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


Pulpwood trailer, excellent
condition, $4,000. Call 670-8456
aftei 7 p.m. 4tp 7-10

Man's bicycle, woman's bi-
cycle, have mirrors, lights,
baskets, the works. ESKA out-
board motor. Flounder boat.
229-8570. 2tc 7-10

Youth bed, chest of drawers,
solid oak, $450. Bed only,
$150.00.648-8926. Itc 7-10

Surplus cable, 5-16" at 11,000
lb. test; 3-16" at 7,000 test.
Galvanized. Less than %
price. Used for log winches,
Jeep winches, trawl cable.
Bridles made to order, Nico
eye splices. Apalachicola,
653-9423.12th St. 4tp 7-10

No. 1 Drive In Theater
Apalachicola, Florida
Friday- Saturday
July 11and 12
A funny Horror Show!
Come early - Eat oysters at
nearby Restaurant and then
enjoy our movie
This ad will admit car
driver free

380 Suzuki motorcycle, 75
model, sissy bar, skid bar, lug-
gage rack and two helmets.
Excel. gas mileage. Good
cond. $700. 648-8977. 2tc 7-10

Two refrigerators-11.6 cu.
ft. Hotpoint and 11 cu. ft. Frig-
idaire. $50 ea. 648-5135 after 5.
Itc 7-10

Like new 40" Hotpoint elec-
tric range, $150; kerosene cir-
culator heater, two Ig. drums,
$50; antique bathtub on legs,
$50. 508.4th St. 229-6820.

40 h.p. Johnson outboard
motor, electric start, controls.
Good running condition. 227-
1541. 2tp 7-3

1973 mobile home, 12x65',
with Ig. add-a-room. ch&a,
partially furn. All copper wir-
ing, carpeted thruout. $5,800.
Phone 229-8673. tfc 5-15

Winnabago Brave motor
home. Call 229-8939.
tfc 7-3

Yamaha ENDURO 125. Call
229-8939. tfc 7-3

Garage Sale, Friday, July 11
and Saturday, July 12, 9 a.m.
to 8 p.m. 816 Marvin Ave.
ltp 7-10

Garage Sale, Nice extra
large clothes. Friday, July 11,
9-6. 101 Monica Dr., Ward
Ridge. ltp7-10

Yard Sale: 229 8th St. Port-
able TV, baby items, chair,
odds and ends. Saturday, July
12th. Itc 7-10

Gigantic yard sale. 104 Mon-
ica Dr., Ward Ridge, Friday
the 11th. 9 till 7. Toys, hats,
household goods, material,
ladies apparel, dinette Set.
Our junk is your treasure!

Four mobile home tongues.
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.

CB Radios, Johnson, Craig,
Surveyor, antennas, base sta-
tions, terms available. West-
ern Auto.
DRY CLEANING carpets is
easier, faster and easier with
HOST. Rent our machine. St.
Joe Furniture. 227-1251.

Meat Cutter - Butcher need-
ed part-time. Apply at High-
land View Superette. Itc7-10

Needed: Carriers for the
NewsHerald in Port St. Joe
and Highland View. Call 227-
1665 or 229-6676 for more infor-
mation. tfc 7-3

divorced wife if
married to the
worker 10 years or
children can get
a grandparent's
er certain circum-

y benefits can be
worker must have
for a certain


As of this date, I wil
responsible for any d
curred by anyone oth

R.A.M.-Regular c
tion of St. Joseph Chap
56. R.A.M. 1st and 3r
days, 8 p.m. All visitii
panions welcome.
E. William McFarla

There will be a regul

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 every'
second Tues. and fourth Thur-
sday of each month at Paul-
ine's Rest. at 7 p.m. tfc 5-31

Fresh peas should squeak
when the pods.are rubbed to-
gether. Store them unshelled
in your refrigerator.

1 not be
ebts in-
er than

amount of work covered by
social security. In 1980, the
amount ranges from 1V to 7/4
years depending on the age of -
the worker at death.
A leaflet, "Social security
survivors benefits," is avail-
able at the Panama City social
security office. The people
there will be glad to answer
any questions about social
security benefits. The office is
located at 30 West Govern-
ment Street, and the telephone
number is 769-4871.

1979. Cougar XR-7, loaded.
$6,500 or best offer. Seen at 114
Bellamy Circle. Call 229-8442.
tfc 7-10

1979 Grand Prix Pontiac,
4tc6-29 auto., air, am-fm, 8 track.
5,000 miles full factory war-
onvoca- ranty. $4,975.00. Call 229-6129
pter No. after 6:00 p.m. 3tc7-10
rd Mon-
ng com- 1976 Bobcat. Call 648-5181.
2tp 7-3

nd, Sec. 1968 GMC �-ton pickup, new
motor, fm-am radio with c.b.
ar com- $1,000. Phone 648-5134. 4tc6-19

One 1976 Jeep CJ5, good
cond., good price. Call 229-

For carpets cleaned the way
professionals do it-at a frac-
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


Cleaning & Consulting
229-6433 after 5
4tc 6-26

Foreign or Domestic
No job too small or too big. We
also carry used MGB parts. A
special trained Marine mech-
anic is here for your needs.
Come compare and save.
Phone 648-8376

Septic Tank Cleaning
Phone 229-8007
tfc 11-30

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

Alcoholics Anonymous
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Sunday 4:00 P.M. EST
St. James Episcopal Church

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

402 1hird St.
Specializing In
Permanent - Coloring
Shaping - All Your Hair Needs
Owner, Betty Heath
Phone 229-6201 for Appt.

)4- /,-

No Job Too Large or
.*..'***- 'ooSmall"','- a o^.
Licensed- Bonded
Serving Leon, Gulf & Franklin
40 yrs. Exp. 24 hr. Service
132 Apalachicola, Florida
Phone 904-653-9212
or Home 904-653-8332

6tp 6-12

Trimming - Removing
Free Estimates - Experienced
Bill Atkinson
329 Sixth St.
tfc 4-17

Will do babysitting in qny
home for school age children
(kindergarten through third
grade). 229-6506.

Ss6itty's Air Cond. &
Electric Contractor
Franchised Dealer for Fedder
Window units & central air
conditioning complete with
duct system. Residential &
commercial, wiring.
For Free Estimates, Call
648-5024 or 648-5650
tfc 11-1

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

Carpentry Work Done
Reasonable Rates
Jimmy Johnson
Phone 229-8757
tfc 2-2
Seamstress, can do all types
sewing or alterations. 524 8th
St. Call 227-1631. tfc 4-24

Some people believed that
wearing quartz stones would
help them secure public

Three bedroom masonry house with ceramic tile bath,
screened breezeway, carport, storage house. Neat
as a pin & priced to sell for only $26,900

2 bdrms, 1 bath, separate dining rm., large liv. rm,
breezeway, garage & workshop. 114 Hunter

Large 2 bdrm., 2 bath Cottage with large screened
porch on two lots fronting Hwy. 98 at St. Joe Beach


221 Reid Avenue Frank Hannon, Broker 227-1133
Roy Smith, Associate Natalie Shoaf, Assoc.

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

1829 Hwy. 98 - MEXICO BEACH

"Ithink it was something I o1.9"

kills bugs for
up to six months,
and sov*e you about $100 yarly
in costly pest control services.
Use of Sprayer free with
purchase of Rid-A-Bug
306 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe. Florida


Sears Catalog Sales

Leon Pollock, Owner
410 Reid Avenue

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, IV, .,,. . ' ' 7 ' ' ..



of the

Gulf County Commission

The Board of County Com- Mr. Oscar Redd, Squad
missioners of Gulf County, Chief, Wewahitchka Ambu-
Florida, 'met in regular ses- lance Squad, appeared before
sion on June 10, with -the the Board and discussed the
following members pesent: Chevrolet Ambulance that has
DouglasC. Bimngham, been discussed numerous
Chairman, Jimmy . Gort- times. He reported that now,
man, William R. Branch, just a very few days after the
James L. Tankersley, and Leo Chevrolet people in Blounts-
Kennedy. Others present town supposedly repaired this
were: George Y. Core, Clerk, vehicle and put it in opera-
Jerry Gates, Deputy Clerk, tional condition, they made
William: J; Rish, Attorney one dry run and it apparently
Lloyd Whitfield, Road Super- operated as it should, but
intendent, Tommy Pitts, Ad- within ten minutes the engine
ministrative Assistant, 'and failed to start and they had to
K.E. Murphy, Sheriff: push it off again. He told the
The meeting came to order commission that this Chevro-
at 9:00 a.m.Reverend Hugh let Ambulance has been a total
Daniel, Pastor, Faith Bible disaster to his squad from the
Church, opened the meeting first week it was delivered, in
with prayer, followed by the that, "We have left it on the
pledge to the flag;. highway, we have pushed it,
The minutes of' April 24, we havee pulled it, Tommy
May 12,14, and 27 and June 2, :Thmas Chevrolet gave up on
were read, . approved;, and it :three times, Blountstown
adopted. . Chevrolet failed to correct its
L Mr. Robert H. Ellzey, Sup- deficiencies and now the
l fintendent, Apalachicola squad has given up on it." He
SVNorthern Railroad Company, said this unit has never given
advised the Commission that one, full days service without
pursuant to a' request hereto-- 'some sort of malfunction. He
fore made by the County for then told the Board that if his
the Railroad Company to ambulance squads expected
install the proper. warning to serve the north end of Gulf
crossmi signals on Avenue A County and be on standby to
intheCityofPort St. Joe; that. assist the Port St. Joe Squad,
he now has plans and cost his Chevrolet Ambulance
figures fo .this installation, must be replaced by a unit
but it will be necessary for the that will operate. He further
Commission to give its ap- told the Board that in an effort
proval. Hesaidthatoption one to supply the Commissioners
is a cantilever with gates at with information as to a
$37,766.21 and option two is possible trade for a new chas-
without the gates at$28,777,33; sis every dealer just laughs
both prices include labor. He when we tell them it is a
said that his company recom- Chevrolet that we want to
mends the cantilever with trade. The Board discussed
gates and that his company this question at length, after
will pay one-alf the cost which commissioner Tanker-
There was a- motion.-by sley made a motion, seconded
Commissioner Branch, sec- by Comm. Gortman, and it
onded by Commisioner Ken- was unanimously carried, that
nedy, and it was unanimously a new chassis be purchased
carried, that the Board ap- for this ambulance, to be paid
prove the installation of the forfrom-funds set aside in the
cantilever with gates at $37,- CapitalOutlay Fund for land-
766 21, with the cost ualy f
divided by the Railroadaad fill equipment and that the
County and fat the normal proer ,budget transfers be
bidding procedures be used in ! mmissioner Kene. d
the purchase of the equip ,- �Commissioner Kennedy
tmen .eq - made a motion to sue General
Pursuant to Notice to Re- Motors, seeking damages for
ceive 'Sealed Bids for the he defected Chevrolet chassis
purchase of one new tandum seconded by Comm. Tanker-
type dump truck, with 14 yard sley, and, unanimously car-
body, the-following bids were ned The Chairman instructed
received-:" Cook-Whitehead , the Attorney:to file suit as soon
.Ford Company, No Bids; a possible r .
-Coffman International, one Finance Officer Jerry Gates
new 1979 IHC Model - 2574,e reported that Provident In-
44,573.86; St. Joe Motor Corn- surance Company had notified
pany, one Ford LNT 900 the Board on May 27th that
Cummins 250 Engine 43,762.00, premiums on the health inur-
one Ford LNT 9000 Cummis ance policy for the Board's
230 engine 40,154.00; and Tal- employees would be increased
lahassee Mack Sales, one by 50 percent on June 1. He
Mack Model DM685S, 49,- said Provident notified the
950.00. Board they had paid claims of.
There was a motion by $9,695.00 and received pre-
Comm. Kenney, seconded by miums of only $35,483.00
Comm. Tankersley, to pur- throughthe first ten months of
chase the Ford with the 250 the policy year. Mr. Gates
engine at $43,762.00, providing stated he had unsuccessfully
it met all specifications. Vote: tried to get the company tb
Yes - Kennedy, Tankersley postpone- this action until
and Branch. No- Gortman and October 1 to coincide with the
the Chairman. Board's budget yearand allow
The St. Joe Motor Company the Board time to consider
announced that the truck did other options open to them. He
meet every specifications ex- said that Provident's refusal
cept that delivery could not be to extend the time necessitat-
made in 45 days and they ed immediate bidding to try
requested that the 5.00 per and resolve this problem by
day penaltybe removed from July 1. He said, after cosul-
therequirements. There tas a station with the Chairman,
motion by Comm. Branch, advertisements for bids had
seconded by Comm. Kennedy, been prepared.and were to be
to extend the delivery date opened Thursday, June 19, at
from45daystoo days. Vote -a special meeting. He urged
Yes - Branch, Kennedy, Tank-. .eachBoard member to study
ersley, and Gortman. No - .this matterand discuss it with
Chairman. - the employees so they would
Mr. E. B. Miller, Realtor, be prepared to make a deci-
representing Mr. Robert Bel- sion as to what route to take by
lows, Jr, in regard toproper- July 1.
ty in St. Joseph Shores Sub:)pnmto y mmi
,division, asked the Boardif .. n motion by Commis-
(W eCo6un wilopnth sioner Branch, second' by
(1he County will ou n t the . commissioner Kennedyo, ana
streets in e subdivision. He' coanier esotethdy oand
explained that he has clients unanimous vote, the board
providing theycangettothem i ent'asrequested by Sheriff
and he fu-ther stated that his Ken Murphy.i
company would not want to lorida engineering Asso-
sell property to a person if ciates, Inc. presented a bill in
there was no access to it. The: .the amount of $2,500.00 for
Boar explained that in Sent- services rendered in connec-
ned than Sept- tionithengineering studies
ember of last year this same in with engeerg studies
question was presented to the and public works application
Board; that this Board foUlow for a grant to construct a
ed the rule set hack in 190W .water facility at the beaches
wherein the-County wifll 'not and White City. The Commis-
open a street in a subdivision sion records show that the
that is not a through street' County entered into a contract
has never ben opened, d 'for these services in Septem-
that no one has ever lived on. ber, 1976. The Board was
After discussion, the Chair- advised that the contract
man called for a motion .on continues in effect today pro-
this matter and the absence of viding that if these projects
a motion declared the matter are constructed the Florida
closed. ' - Engineering Associates will

Pursuant tolegal notice that
the Board will hold a public
hearing as to the advisability
of closing a portion of a street
in Douglas Landing Subdivi-
sion, the Chairman opened the
meeting for this purpose. The
Chairman called for objec-
tions or comments on the
proposal to close that portion
of Douglas Landing Road
lying eist of a line marked by
the northeast corner of Lot 5,
Block 5, and the southwest
: corner of Lot 5, Block 4. There
being no objections, the Board
voted unanimously to proceed
with closing said portion of
bpid road for the purpose of
swapping said land with Mr.
EdBrown for a portion of Mr.
Brown's property that 'the
Coupty has constructed a
street on.

be t-ne engineer tor me pro-
ject. Robert B. Nations, re-
presenting Florida Engineer-
ing, advised the Board that
because the Board has seen fit
to employ another firm to
revive these two projects, that
his firm will give the County a
release of contract upon pay-
ment of the $2,500.00. There
was a motion by Commission-
er Gortman, seconded by
Comm. Kennedy to pay this
bill in the amount of $2,500.00
to be paid from White City
comprehensive Plan Funds,
subject to a full release of
contract. Vote: Yes - Gort-
man, Kennedy, Tankersley,
and Birmingham. No - Bran-
Harland O. Pridgeon, Tax
Collector, discussed advertis-
ing costs for tax sale certifi-
cates sold to the County. He

said the bill for these costs
amounts to $640.20 and that he
does not have the funds in his
budget to pay this bill. He
requested the County to pro-
vide these additional funds..
There was a motion by
Commissioner Tankersley,
seconded by Comm. Branch,
and it was unanimously car-
ried to adopt a budget amend-
ment for the Tax Collector's
Office to take care of this
Mr. Pridgeon having pre-
sented a requisition for a
supplemental budget in the
amount of $1,809.95 for salar-
ies due to the last salary
increase, there was a motion
by Commissioner Tankerlsey,
seconded by Commissioner
Gortman, and it was unani-
mously carried to adopt a
budget amendment to take
care of this request.
The Board discussed an
accident :involving - County
Road Department equipment
and building at Beacon Hill.
: This matter referred to' the
Insurance' Company. ' :
The Department of Health
and :rehabilitative Services
requested a deadbolt lock be
installed on the Food Stamp
Office door at the old Court-
house. The Board said it had
no objections if such lock is
installed without expense to
the County.
The Board having hereto-
fore appointed Tommy Pitts
and commissioner Tankersley
to study the laws and rules
pertaining to the County's
responsibility for its indigent
citizens and hospital care and
to make recommendations as
to guidelines to be used by this
Board, this committee pre-
sented its recommendation.
Each Board member having
studied the recommendations
since May 13, there was a
motion by Comm. Tankersley,
seconded by Comm. Branch,
and it was unanimously car-
ried, that the recommenda-
tions be and they are hereby
The Board discussed a letter
from the Corps of Engineers
with reference to.a dredging
permit issued by the County,
with certain stipulations. The
stipulation being that Corley
slough and Virginia Cut be
reopened. The Engineers
said they must make an
on-site inspection of these
sites before a decision can be
made; that the first scheduled
inspection was cancelled due
to high water, but that an
inspection will be made within
two weeks.
The Department of Reven-
ue, by letter dated May 30
advised the Baord that it has
withheld $44,266.14 from the
County's state revenue funds,
representing the amount due
for Medicaid payments.
The St. Joe Paper Company,
by letter, granted the County
permission to construct a
ditch over a ten foot strip of
land at Kemp Cemetery.
Stan Davis, Florida Pan-
handle Health Systems Agen-
cy, discussed the need for a
nominee from Gulf County for
the upcoming election of the
Board of Directors. The
Chairman said he would find
someone willing to serve in
this position as soon as
possible and that person will
be offered as a candidate from
Gulf County.
The Board approved the fol-
lowing inventory transfer: Re-
moved Property Record No.
130-56-IBM Selectric Typewri-
ter from Port St. Joe Health
Department and add it to the
Wewa Health Department.
George Y. Core Clerk,
reported that his office had
been burglarized sometime
after closing on June 2 and
prior to 7:00 a.m., June 3rd. A
written report was filed with
the Board.
Ronnie Tharpe reported
that a spike from the Indian
Pass Bridge ruined his tire
and requested the County to
pay for a replacement tire in
the amount of $77.23. The
Board said it will investigate
this matter.
The Board discussed an
air-conditioner problem at the
old courthouse.
Mr. Tommy Pitts discussed
the following items: Bay
County has requested permis-
sion for Mexico Beach to once
again utilize the Gulf County
sanitary landfill site for dis-
posing of yard trash only. Mr.
Pitts recommended that Bay
County pay the Board $250.00
per month for this service.
Upon motion by Commission-
er Branch, seconded by Com-
missioner Tankersley, the
Board approved this recom-
inendation. Vote: Yes -
Branch, Tankersley, Gort-
man, and the Chairman. No -
Kennedy; Presented the fol-
lowing easements for the
Stokes Fish Camp Road and
the same unanimously ap-
proved and accepted: Deed
fom Edward C. Pridgeon, III,
recorded in O.R. Bood 81, page
949 and Deed from Rudy
Gaskin, et als, recorded in

O.R. Book 81, age 951; Pre-
sented the following ease-
ments for a ditch in the Stone
Mill Creek area: Deed From
L.O. Drew, et ux, recorded in

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motion: Yes - Kennedy, No -
Gortman, Branch, Tankers-
ley, and the Chairman. The
Chairman stated that this
Commission is very eager for
the new plant to be located in
Gulf County, but that it must
pay its own way.
The Chairman questioned
whether or not the air-condi-
tioning system in the jail is
working any better. The She-
riff said it was no better.
The Board authorized the
Mosquito Control Department
to purchase a pinion gear for
the dragline, Property Record
No. 70-112, on an emergency
basis. Quotes were received
from the following: Florida-
Georgia Equipment Company

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living Course

offered at Beach

tt * *


O.R. Book 81, page 953 anr
Deed from W.C. Robinson. el
Sux, recorded in O.R. Book 81
page 956; Presented the fol-
Slowing easement for the Bur
gess Creek Road. Deed from
SCarrie Legear, et als, record
ed in O.R. Book 81, page 959;
SFiled a copy of the Sheriff's
report as to vandalism of the
Mosquito 'Control dragline;
Presented an application by
Gulf Coast Electric Coopera-
tive, Inc. for the construction
of a single phase 14,400 volt
line at Howard Creek. Mr.
Pitts recommended approval.
The Board gave its unanimous
approval; The Board autho-
rized Mr. Pitts to attend a
meeting in St. Augustine on
June 18 and 19; and informed
the Board that he has located
some grant funds for the pur-
chase of radio equipment for
the Wewa Ambulance Service.
Recess from 12:00 o'clock
noon until 1:00 p.m.
Commissioner Tankersley
discussed the flow of Cuban
refugees continuing to flow
into Florida. He said the
United States Uovernment
has become water weak in
handling this situation and
apparently the President, nor
Congress can handle the sit-
uation, except to further bur-
den the taxpayers of the State
of Florida and the United
States by providing these re-
fugees with housing, food,
medicine, food stamps, wel-
fare payments, and many
other areas of assistance, not
counting what .effect this
situation will. have on the
citizens and tourists in the
areas where they are located.
After lengthy discussion, the
Board voted to request Presi-
dent Carter and our congres-
sional delegation to put a stop
to any further entry of Cubans
into the Untied States.
Comm. Tankersley asked if
the County has a lease on the
boat landing at Willis Landing
and if so can the County
sublease the landing to a third
rty. He was advised that the
ease has expired- that if the
lease is renewed, it cannot be
subleased to a third party-
without permission of the
owner and in that event, the
Board would have to advertise
to lease to the best bidder. The
Chairman requested that the
Board secure another lease of
this property.
Wyvonne Hattaway present-
ed a petition requesting a
four-day work week for court-
house employees. The Board
asked that a letter be written
to Mrs. Hattaway stating that
the public can best be served
with a five-day work week.
There was a motion by
Commissioner Branch, sec-
onded by Commissioner Gort-
man, and it was unanimously
carried, that San Bias Avenue,
St. Joseph Avenue, and Bay
Vista Drive, in St. Joseph
Shores Subdivision, be aban-
doned and vacated, because
these streets have never been
opened to the public and there
are no buildings or homes in
the area these streets would
serve. The Attorney was in-
structed to proceed with the
legal work in this matter.
Commissioner Branch dis-
cussed a ditch problem in
White City in that the growth
vegetation in the ditch is
growing into the adjoining
property. The Mosquito Con-
trol Department was asked to
study this problem.
SThe Attorney discussed the
right of way easements re-
quired for the Burgess Creek
Road, He stated that all
property owners have given
the county an easement with
the exception of two owners;
that the road has been estab-
lished many years ago, there-
by giving the public a right to
continue maintaining this
road, even though a signed
easement has not been secur-
ed. The Board voted to pave
the road without written ease-
ments for these two parcels.
Commissioner Kennedy
made a motion to offer Florida
Power Corporation five years
without paying .ad valorem
taxes, rather than three years
already granted, providing
the citizens give their approv-
al in a referendum election.
Commissioner Gortman sec-
onded for discussion only. The
Chairman reported that he
and Commissioner Gortman
visited a coal burning genera-
ting plant in Carrolton,
Georgia, similar to the one
Florida Power is planning to
build; that they found the
plant as clean as a hospital
operating room; that busines-
smen and citizens of Carrolton
were all pleased with the plant
being located in their City and
they had no complaints what-
soever. Comm. Gortman said
he could not vote for the
motion he seconded because
Florida Power will be bring-
ing many new citizens to this
County, who will require pub-
lic services that the City and
county cannot pay for without
additional taxes. Vote on this

S- $368.11, plus shipping costs; THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.
t Holley Equipment Company -
$368.20, plus shipping costs;
and Georgia Cranes, Inc.- S c u
S$368.00, plus one-half the ship-
ping costs. The Board voted to u b aD
- purchase from Georgia
Cranes, Inc.
The Board unanimously, T * �
SadoI d the following resolu- - hl Ir O
tion, to wit:' -a , ^.M, , . B e in g 0
Whereas, the Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners of Gulf A YMCA Scuba Course will
County, Florida, has conid- begin on July 12th at 9:00a.m.,
ered the advisability of clos- at Marquardt's Marina in
ing, vacating, and abandoning at Marquarat's Marmna i
any interest the County might Mexico Beach. The class will
have in and to the following meet at Marquardt's Marina,
described road: Mexico Beach. The class will
That portion of Douglas meet for four weekends with
Landing Road lying East of a schedule as follows: weekend
line marked by the Northeast of July 12 & 13, July 26 & 27th,
corner of Lot 5, Block 5, and August 9th & 10th, and August
the Southwest corner of Lot 5, 23rd & 24th. Anyone who is 15
Block 4, Unit No. 1, Douglas years of age orolder is eligible
Landing Subdivisilon, accord-
ing to an official plat thereof to takethe course People who
on file in the Office of the are 14 or under must be
Clerk of the Circuit Court of accompanied by a parent or
Gulf County, Florida, and another adult to participate.
Whereas, notice setting
forth the porposed closing, Bill Washington, Associate
vacating and abandoning was Professor of Physical Educa-
published in the Port St. Joe tion at Auburn University, will
Star on time at least two be theinstructor of the course.
weeks prior to the time stated lie holds an instructor's
in the published notice, pursu- rating in the YMCA Scuba
ant to Florida Statutes Section Insctor'ertifation, Na
SInstructor's .Certification, Na-
Whereas, all interested tional Association of Under-
parties were given the oppor- water Instructors, and Pro-
tunity, through said published fessional Association of Div-
notcie, to voice their opinions ing Instructors.
on said proposed closing, Upon successful completion
acting andabandoning at the of thecourse the student will
regular meeting of the Board the " ours , t u
of County Commissioners on receive the nationally recog-
June -19,-and . ..- :; ized YMCA Scuba Certifica-
Whereas, no objections to tion. If anyone desires addit-
the said proposed closing'have ional certificates, NAUI or
been received by the Board and PADI, he may receive these
the Board has determined that for an extra fee.
the closing and vacating of
said property described above The equipment needed for
as a road would be in the best thecourse will be a mask,fins,
interest of Gulf County, Flori- snorkel, weights, and weight
da, belt. The bouyancy compen-
Now, therefore, be it resolv- sator, wetsuit, tank,air, back-
ed by the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf Coun-
ty, Florida, as follows: der Grant and Company, Salt-
That the said road is hereby marsh, Cleveland and Gund,
closed and vacated, but is not and May, Zima, and Com-
abandoned, and the county re- pany.
tains title to the above des- Joyce Williams made a
cribed property. motion to recommend to the
That the Clerk and Attorney Board of County Commission-
of the Board of County Com- ers to employ Alexander
missioners of Gulf County, Grant and Company. This
Florida, be, and they are motion died for the lack of a
hereby, authorized and direct- second.
ed to prepare the instruments K.E. Murphy moved to
necessary to effect said clos- recommend May, Zima, and
ing and vacating herein pro- Company, seconded by Geor-
vided. I ' ge Y. Core. Vote: Aye -
This resolution adopted this Murphy, Core, Parker, Stutz-
10th day of June. man, and the Chairman. Nay:
The Audit Committee met Williams.
April 24, at 4:00 p.m. with the The Chairman was request-
followingpresent: Douglas C. ed to report the recommenda-
Birmingham, County Corn- ion of the Committee to the
missioner; George Y. Core, Board of County Commission-
Clerk Circuit Court; Jerry ers at its next meeting.
Gates;,County Finance.Ofi-- The meeting adjourned.
cer; K.E. Murphy, Sheriff;
Inell Stutzman, Deputy Tax
Collector; Joyce Williams,
Deputy Tax Appraiser; and
Dessie Lee Parker, Super-
visor of Elections. r - L L
Douglas C. Birmingham -') . o
was elected Chairman and
George Y. Core was elected
Jerry Gates, County Fin- F O Ri
ance Officer, presented a
synopsis, heretofore prepared
by him. This synopsis showing
every detail of the require-
ments under the law for Gallery of Ho
selecting an auditing firm, br .
including a proposed time sionally train
table, the committees pro-
cedures, a schedule of ques- your resident
tions directed to those firms
seeking to be employed and a the people wh
list of firms that have been nd.o
requested to submit a propos- need.
al. This sysopsis is on file and . ...... ....
a part of this record. He also NEW LISTING.,a - ME
presented copies of the re Three bdrm., 2 ba. trailed
quest for audit proposals. � see to appreciate. Only $
The committee appointed
Joyce Williams to contact all MEXICO BEACH- Taki
references given by those this opportunity to have
firms seeking this job. | 1 ba. mobile home with
The Chairman ordered a and storage shed. Carp
recess until May 22, at 9:15 nished. Located on corn
a.m., to receive,- review, and .... . ..
select three firms for personal see St. & Ga. Priced $21
appearance before the com-
mittee. MEXICO BEACH - G
The meeting did then re- home located on U. S. 9
cess. a ' bdrm., 2 ba. home wit
The Audit Committee met modern kitchen and
May 12, pursuant to recess Florida room overlookign
taken on April 24, with the summer or
following present: Doulas . st ee t
Birmingham, Chairman, Must see to appreciate.
George Y. Core, Secretary, ... .. c
Jerry Gates; K.E. Murphy, MEXICO BEACH - Enjx
Joyce Williams, Inell Stutz- the water's edge in thi
man, a, and Dessie Lee Parker. bdrm., 2 bea bricks hom
The meeting came to order room and large sun pore
at 9:15 a.m. Circle Dr. close to Gulf. C
The Committee received professional sales counsel
proposals from the following this home today.
firms: Deloittee, Haskins, and ..... ..... ....
Sells; Saltmarsh, Cleaveland, MEXICO BEACH - Ex
and Gund; Arthur Andersen & investment near the wate2
Company; Ernst and Whin- nice 3 bdrm. 2-ba. bri
ney; May, Zima, and Cornm- lare 3 n prchovmr.lool. "
pany; and Alexander Grant large s."n porch overlook
andompany. ' .n Call today to see this onl
After studying each propos- MEXICO BEACH - M
al, there was a motion by MEXICO BEACH -
Joyce Williams, seconded by today to see.this cute 2
K.E. Murphy to select the home with Ig. screened
following firms to appear carport. Located close
before this Committee on May priced affordably at $2

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OFOMES Broker-Salesman

Gallery of Homes Difference.'
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pack, regulator, and submer-
sible pressure gauge will be
supplied for each student.
Students are asked to wait
before purchasing any mask,
fins, or snorkle until after the
first class session.
Registration for the course

14, for the purpose of discus- financing available.
sing their proposal, fees, etc.,
to-wit: Saltmarsh, Cleveland, MEXICO BEACH - B
and Gund; May Zima, and bdrm., 1 ba. brick home
Company; and Alexander Lg. family rm. with cathe
Grant and Company. ceiling, modern kitchen
The meeting did then recess range, wall to wall carpe
until May 14 at 9:15 a.m. yrs. old. Make an appt. t
The Audit Committee met od.Makeanppt.
May 14, pursuant to a recess today!
taken on May 12, with the *,"
following members present:
Douglas C. Birmingham,
Chairman, George Y. Core, u Wainw
Secretary, K.E. Murphy, Jer- MargI te Waina
ry Gates, Joyce Wiliams, Realtor-Appraiser
H.O. Pridgeon, Inell Stutz-
man, and Dessie Lee Parker. Discover the
The meeting came to order iscov
at 9:15 a.m. An International Network o
The Committee spent the oGallery of Homes. Inc. -
next three hours interviewing
representatives from Alexan-

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is now being taken at the
Marquardts Marina in Mexico
Beach. For more information,
contact Tom Marquardt at
(904) 648-8900. The classes will
be limited in number, so
interested persons are asked
to register early.

Four Postmen Get

Safe Driving Awards
Postmaster Len Collier an- L. Burrows received award
ounces that the National for seven years safe driving;
Safety Council has awarded and Gene Hanlon received
the four city carriers in Port award for 4 years safe driving.
St. Joe, the Post Office safe To qualify for this award the
driving wards. drivers must have an accident
The safe drivers are: J.O. free record.
Herring, Jr., received award
for 11 years safe driving; W.F. "Hope ever tells us tomorrow
Winfield received award for will be better." Tibullus
nine years safe driving; Earl__



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Neighborhood offices
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r. 4th St. Must
e advantage of
a nice 2 bdrm.,
I guest trailer.
eted and fur-
ner of Tennes-

8. Beautiful 4
h great rm.,
ig. screened
the Gulf. Per.
round home.

oy living near
s attractive 3
e with family
h. Located on
all and let our
'lors show you

cellent rental
r's edge. Very
:k home with
king the Gulf.
ake an appt.
bdrm., 1 ba.
d porch and
to Gulf and
1,500. Owner

close to Gulf.
edral beamed
with jenn-air
t. Less than 2
o see this one

LOTS AVAILABLE at Mexico Beach,
Beacon Hill, St. Joe Beach and Wewa-

MEXICO BEACH- Relax in this beau-
tiful 3 bdrm., 2 ba. brick home with
great room, screened porch and double
car garage. Beautifully landscaped on 2
lots just short walk to the Gulf. Priced
MEXICO BEACH - Very attractive 2
bdrm:, 1 ba. stilted home located just
blocks from the Gulf. Family-dining
room combination with sliding doors
onto the sun deck. On very peaceful lot
close to fishing. Priced 532,500.
PORT ST. JOE - Spacious 3 bdrm., 1'/2
ba. brick home on 1 acre. Modern kit-
chen, Ig. double carport, Ig. screened
Florida room and 2 workshops. Located
in very nice neighborhood close to
church and schools. Priced $59,500.
ST. JOE BEACH - You'll be smart
when you move into this nice 3 bdrm., 2
ba. mobile home on 2 Ig. lots. Carpeted.
Located on Selma St., priced at $25,500
with low down payment. Call us today
for an appointment.
ST. JOE BEACH - Very attractive 2 b
bdrm., 1 ba. home located on corner of
Alabama Ave. and Ward St. Wall to
wall carpet and priced affordably.
Make an appt. to see this home today.
BEACON HILL -My, Oh My, What A
Bargain! In need of repair, wooden
hosue with 2 bdrms, I ba. On quiet,
peaceful lot just blocks from the Gulf.
Priced $7,900.
WBWAHITCHKA- Very nice 2 bdrm.,
1 ba. brick home located on 3 Ig. lots.
Modern kitchen, family rm, wall to wall
carpet, carport with Ig. storage room.
Call and see this one today!

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1980

Jim Appleman announced west Fl
that he has filed qualifying years, a
documents with the Secretary in this
of State to seek election to the - Curren
office of State Attorney for the as coun
14th Judicial Circuit in the son Cou
September Democratic prim- in Maria
ary. The office of State undergr
Attorney for the 14th Judicial ness a
A Circuit serves Bay, Calhoun, Florida
Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and 1967, an
Washington counties. Navy du
Appleman, age 35, is a Thereafl
resident of Marianna, and is ed to Fla
married to the former Carlot- and was
4 ... ta Faircloth, of Quincy. The College
Applemans have two daught- honors.
ers, Carla, age five, and ber of t
Jennifer, age two. Appleman is Club w
has been a resident of North- chairman

Is Attorney Candidate

lorida for the past 16
and has practiced law
Circuit since 1973.
ntly, Appleman serves
ty attorney for Jack-
nty and practices law
anna. He received his
aduate degree in busi-
idministration from
State University in
d served in the U.S.
ring the Vietnam era.
ter, Appleman return-
orida State University
Graduated from the
of Law in 1972, with
He is an active mem-
he Marianna Kiwan-
there he has served as
n of the Major Em-

phasis committee and has
beer: elected to the club'"
boar, of directors for the past
three years. Appleman and his
family attend Marianna First,
United Methodist Church
where he serves as chairman
of the Finance Committee and
a member of the Administra-
tive Board.
Appleman has served in the
law enforcement training pro-
grams at Chipola Junior Col-
lege, Gulf Coast Community
college and the Washington-
Holmes Area Vo-Tech School,
teaching Constitutional and
Criminal law. Additionally, he
has approximately five years
of prosecutorial experience in

the various courts of this
In announcing his candi-
dacy, Appleman noted that the
office of State Attorney re-
quires an individual of hones-
ty, integrity, and dedication to
serve each and every citizen
in an open, efficient manner.
On the subject of efficiency,
Appleman noted that since
1974 the cost of operating the
office of State Attorney has
increased over 300 percent.
Presently, the budget for the
office exceeds one million
dollars. Appleman questioned
the need for such an inflated
budget, noting that increases
of such magnitude could only


be justified by substantial
benefits to the people the
office serves, as well as the
taxpayer who pays the bill.
Luxury in governmental
spending is something we
cannot afford, and must be
eliminated. Appleman pledges
to return the office to one' of
service to all at the most
efficient cost.
Appleman noted a need for a
victim, witness assistance
program, geared to coordi-
nate the schedules of those
who must appear before the
Courts of our Circuit. This, he
noted, will minimize demands
upon the time of victims, wit-
nesses, and jurors by assuring
that their presence is essent-
ial. A victim, witness, or juror
should not be summoned to
court at the taxpayers' expen-
se, and lose a day or more of
work only to find that the case


Water Dist. Assumes

Weed Control Work

At its regular monthly meet-
ing in Ft. Walton Beach, the
Governing Board of the North-
west Florida Water Manage-
ment District conceptually
-I~ approved the acceptance of
the aquatic plant control re-
sponsibilities for northwest
Florida. The program, on a
statewide basis, is administer-
ed through the Florida De-
partment of Natural Resour-
ces. The Department recently
initiated this action of propos-
ing the transfer trained per-
sonnel and equipment to the
District, and will provide the
District with the funding
necessary to carry on aquatic
. weed control in designated
waters in the 16 counties of
northeast Florida.
Pending administrative de-

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tails, the Water Management
District anticipates assuming
operational responsibility for
aquatic plant control on Octo-
ber 1st. The program includes
noxious plant management
by application of herbicides,
water level manipulation (via
lake drawdowns), physical
cutting and, or removal. Per-
iodic surveys will be made to
determine the extent and
types of infestation and to
assess the effectiveness of
control measures throughout
northwest Florida by District

With the proper clothing, a.
man can stand the extreme
cold as low as 50 degrees
below zero Fahrenheit.

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Oil Shale



As an advocate of alter-
native energy sources, I am
increasingly interested in the
possibilities of the oil shale
industry which could entail
many benefits for the United
SStates.. According to the
Office of Technology Assess-
ment (OTA), shale conver-
sion could bolster the.
economy and add valuable
reserves to the dwindling
S liquid fuel supply. However,
such an industry would also
be vulnerable to certain
Economic, environmental,
and social risks. Do the
benefits of expanding the
availability of this new energy
source outweigh the costs and
potential risks involved? This
is a complicated question and
one that deserves careful con-
sideration before initiating
';;' , ' any type of oil shale produc-
tion program..
Current estimates hold
K^ that existing technologies
could produce 400 billion
barrels of oil from the high-
grade oil shale reserves
located in the western U.S.
This is enough oil to cover 57
years of current U.S.
petroleum consumption.
Moreover, this figure is over
2.5 times the estimated
reserves of Saudi Arabia.
Another encouraging sign
is the fact that over 80% of
the richest shale is located on
federal land. This all but
eliminates the cost of having
to purchase the land from the
private sector.
Although an oil shale in-
dustry entail many obvious
Benefits to -the nation, there
are potential risks that must
be considered. The safe and
effective disposal of wastes is
an obstacle that must be dealt
with immediately. The Clean
Air Act, the only existing law
that might limit the industry,
could hold production down
in certain areas. Additional
production in other areas
could, however, compensate
for this limitation.
According to the pro-
jected level of operation, the
industry would increase the
surface water demands of the
upper Colorado River basin
by 1.5% in the year 2000.
This would require additional
transportation and storage of
water within the region.
Finally, an oil shale in-
dustry would stimulate
development in areas that are
currently sparsely populated.
Strong measures will have to
be taken to prevent the social

and' personal distress that
occurred in such "boom-
town" situations of the past.
The projected benefits of
an oil shale industry are cer-
tainly attractive to those of us
who are concerned about our
. increasing dependency on
foreign sources of energy.
The problems caused by such
an industry may well
outweigh the benefits if ade-
quate measures aren't taken
Sto prevent the potential risks
from becoming reality.
Swimmers Beware
This is the time of year in
which many drownings occur
on our beaches. One cause,
which in most cases could be
avoided, is rip currents. The
rip current breaks up the
normal wave pattern on a
beach, appearing as a criss-
cross line running perpen-
dicular to the shoreline.
Small, choppy waves may
form along either side of the
rapid outflow of water out to
the surf zone, and often the
rough water will whip up a
foam line that shows the loca-
tion of the rip current. If you
find yourself being pulled out
to sea by the current, don't
make the mistake of fighting
the current but, rather, relax
and let the stream carry you
through the surf zone, which
is 10 to 20 feet wide.
So enjoy your beach vaca-
tion, but watch out for rip
Pistachio Pineapple Pie
Nancy's recipe for this
week is by Mrs. Joe L. Evins,
.wife of a former Represen-
tative from Tennessee.
1 3 ounce package lemon
1 cup hot water
V2 cup pineapple juice
1 pint pistachio ice cream
1 cup crushed pineapple,
1 9 inch baked pie shell
1 cup whipping cream,
whipped (or 1 envelope
Dream Whip)
grated chocolate (optional)
Dissolve Jello in hot water.
Add pineapple juice. Stir ice
cream into warm Jello mix-
ture. Chill until mixture
begins to set. Fold in pineap-
ple. Pour into pie shell and
place in refrigerator. Just
before serving, cover with
whipped cream. Grated
chocolate may be sprinkled
over topping. Makes 5 to 6


I'm Tllie, Florida National's
Alltime Teller. And my job is to
make your banking as quick and
convenient as possible any time, any
day, even weekends and on holidays.
In a matter of seconds, I can
help you make deposits, transfers,
withdrawals and payments. Ill even
tell you how much you have in your
savings and checking accounts when
you want me to.

1. Alltime Tellercard slot. This is
where you insert your Alltime
Tellercard so I know you're
2. This is my TV screen where I tell
you what to do.
3. Secret code/money keyboard.
This is where.you enter your
secret code so I know it's really
you. (The code is our little
secret.) You also enter the exact
amount of your transaction here.
4. Cash drum. Ill automatically
open this drum with the cash

you've requested. You can make
withdrawals from your savings account
or your checking account. I'll give you
cash in $5, $10, $15, $20 amounts, up
to $200 a day.
5. Deposit/payment slot. I'll accept
deposits to both your checking and
savings accounts. Just fill out the
transaction envelope. I'll also accept
loan payments. Just enclose your check
and payment slip in the transaction
envelope. Or I can transfer the payment
from your checking account (with

payment slip) or savings account
(with payment slip).
6. Tillie Transaction Envelopes. For
deposits or payments. Therell always
be a supply on hand.
7. Your receipt slot. When we finish
our business I'l send your receipt out
this slot. Right below the receipt slot
I'll send back your Alltime Tellercard c
8. My pretty face. When we finish our
business, I'll say goodbye until next
time and lower my eyelids.

Balance Inquiry
It's a normal transaction. Just
tell me you want your balance
(savings or checking) and I'll print
the amount on your receipt.
Money Transfers
I can transfer money from
checking to savings or savings
to checking.

(IU Tillie doesn't work for
your bank, maybe you should
switch to her bank.)

* Florida First National Bank

at Port St. Joe
504 Monument Avenue 904/229-8282
Member FDIC �1980 Florida National Banks of Florida Inc. �Tillle. The Alltime Teller is a registered trademark.

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has been continued, pled bar-
gained away,or dropped, a'
therefore, his time is nW
Appleman said the State
Attorney must stand before
the Court and seek justice - not
only for the accused, but also
for the victim and all others
involved. Too often, justice for
the victim is forgotten by
those trying to bring the case
to a close. Appleman pledged
to work closely and in cooper-
ation with all law enforcement
agencies in order to achieve a
more equitable, sensitive sys-
Appleman encouraged each
voter to investigate his quali-
fications and abilities to serve
in this most important office.
The year 1980 is the time for a
change - not just for the sake
of change, but a change for the