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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: August 30, 1984
Frequency: weekly
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Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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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

25" Per Copy

County Has Apparently Headed Off $15 Mil.

Gulf County has apparently been
successful in heading off a threatened
-$15 million suit by the State of
Florida's Department of Environ-
mental Regulation during the past two
weeks, by meeting "certain criteria
which has been set out as conditions
by DER.

The county faced the suit, which
came as a surprise some three weeks
ago, with DER stating as their reason
for filing the suit the fact that Gulf
County had failed to file for an
operating permit renewal on the
Buckhorn landfill site on time and
because they had not corrected a
landfill problem which had been cited

in the south Gulf county area some
time ago. In fact, the county was in
the process of taking bids at the time
.of the suit, to replace the landfill
operation with a trash compaction
station, which would handle all solid
waste from south Gulf county, prepar-
ing it for transportation and burial in
the Buckhorn site.
The permit for the operation of
the Buckhorn site had been ordered
filled out and applied for by an
Tallahassee engineering firm back in
February of, this year, but the firm
had failed to file the necessary papers
on time.
The county didn't find out the
papers had not been filed until less

than a week before the deadline set by
DER for filing.
County attorney, William J. Rish
has been negotiating with DER along
with interim Mosquito Control De-
partment director, Dewayne Manuel,
to try to reach an alternative to
paying the suit with DER. '
Last week, a letter from DER to
attorney Rish set out a list of four
conditions which must be met by the
county for DER to consider dismis-
sing the suit. Most of the conditions set
out in the letter have already been
met by the county or are in the
process of being met. Of,course DER
must still put its stamp of approval on

the manner in which the conditions
have been met.
Number one in the conditions is
that' the county must present DER
with sufficient information within the
next few days regarding the construc-
tion of the transfer station in the Port
St. Joe area, obtaining a general
permit for its operation. The contract
for construction of the station was let
to I-C Construction of Panama City
Tuesday night, ai.d tentative approval
of a permit has been granted by DER.
The second condition was to
advise the department of acceptance
or rejection of bids for construction of
the transfer station, which was also

done Tuesday night. Still, DER must
be notified officially, of the accept-
ance of the bidder and a copy of the
bid review sent to them.
Thirdly, the county must provide
the department with an acceptable
construction schedule for the transfer
The fourth condition was that the
Buckhorn landfill permit application
must be processed and filed. The
permit application was filed, but the
DER turned down the application,
saying the extra load of south Gulf's
solid waste would increase the status
of the fill to Class I, requiring more
stringent controls such as monitor
wells and a possible pit liner.



The county is still in the process of
revising this permit request and
presenting plans for revision of the
physical structure of the pit.
The letter gives a September 5
deadline to accomplish all these four
criteria and all but the last one has
been completed, with the fourth
provision well under way.
DER has tentatively agreed to
meet with Gulf County officials in
Port St. Joe on September 6 to discuss
any issues still outstanding at that
time, including the date by which the
Port St. Joe dump will be closed to
incoming waste and the requirements
necessary, to fully close the site,
including ground water monitoring.

Waste Disposal



If it lhadn't been for prob-
lems with sewage and solid
waste disposal, there would
have been no County Com-
mission business Tuesday
The sewer problems were
caused by a continuing prob-
lem with people meeting
tighter state demands for
-septic tank installations. The
solid waste disposal problem
was hopefully solved with the
awarding of a bid to I-C
Construction of Panama City
to build a solid waste com-
pacting station here in the.
S.south end-of the county' The
station will receive solid
waste from this, area, com-:
"pact and prepare, it for'
trucking to the county's' only

operating landfill site at
Buckhorn in exteme northern
Gulf County.
People all over the county
are having the same prob-
lems, only on a different
Approximately 14 people
from the vicinity of the
Fleming Farms area were
asking the board for help
Tuesday night, in intervening
with the state of Florida in
relaxing septic tank installa-
tion regulations.
Hubert Kyser said he must
fill a-spot-in which-he hopes to-
build a house with 26 inches
of soil and build up an area to
place, a septic tank drain
field. "I can't afford to do all

that and build a house, too",
Kyser said.
A Mr. Richards said, "We
could use some drainage in
the area, as the mosquitoes
are bad and getting worse".
Richards also said he was
living in a self-contained
motor home until his proper-
ty dried out enough to put in a
septic tank. "We're putting
nothing on the ground except
dish water and water used
for shaving, and still.we have
been cited when there are
about 150 cows in a pasture
riot 100 feet away which don't
--use-a-septe.-tankr'" . -
Boyd Roberts, president of
a newly-formed Wewahitch-
ka Chamber of Commerce
said "th people can't afford

State Crime Agency Reports

Big Reduction in Gulf's Rate

The crime rate took a dramatic drop
in Gulf County during the first six months
of 1984, compared to the first six months
of 1983, according to figures released this
week by the Florida Department of
Criminal Law Enforcement from its
headquarters in Tallahassee.
Figures released by the state depart-
ment reflect the crime clearance rate of
the county law enforcement agencies,
which in Gulf County is chiefly handled,
by the Gulf County Sheriff's Department.
The department is the only agency with
investigators on the staff and most such
crimes are handled cooperatively by city
and county law enforcement agencies.

The report shows the clearance rate
for crime committed the first six months
of 1984 was 34.6 percent; comparing with
a statewide average of only 22 percent.
Burglaries and motor vehicle theft
account for the decrease in criminal
There were no murders or rapes
committed during the first six months of
1984. Robberies, aggravated assaults and
larcenies remain the same.
"There was no decrease or increase
in violent crimes, because there were no
violent crimes", according to Sheriff Ken

This pick-up overturned early Wednesday morning, after it ran up on the back of a
police patrol car on Highway 98. -Star photos

to haul in $3,000 to $4,000
worth of dirt to meet septic
tank regulations. Can't the
county help out by interven-'
ing with the state?"
Chairman Everette Owens
told Roberts and the au-
dience, "That's where the
problem is. We have no
jurisdiction over septic tanks
or their installation. That is a
state' permit." Owens did
offer the prestige of his office
in an effort to get Dr.
Charlton Prather of the state
Health and Rehabilitative
Services to Gulf CoUnty, to
meet with the'eople-and see.
if a variance of some kind
could hot be agreed upon.
Doug Kent,: who does the
septic tank 'permitting in
Gulf County for the state,
said the septic tank law was
changed in January of 1982,
requiring septic tank drain
lines at least 18 inches above
the ground water line. Kent
said he was only applying
state rules and had no
lee-way to vary from the
rules. He said only a five-
man committee, which
meets state-wide, has that
Paris Carter, who lives
north of Wewahitchka, at-
tacked Kent, saying, "Cal-
houn county 'residents don't
have these problems. Mr.
Kent has prosecuted more
people in this county since he
has had this job than any
other inspector in the coun-
ty's history. If I had it in my
power I would see Mr. Kent
(Continued on Page 7)

S.Supervisor of Elections, Cora Sue Robinson. checks the the first primary election next Tuesday. All of-Gulf's 13
voting machines to see they are properly programmed for:. precincts are equipped with the vote machines.-SStar photo

Voters Go to Polls Tues.

In First Primary Balloting; Precincts Listed

* Gulf County voters will go to the polls on Tuesday of
next week and face a ballot of 35 names in which they will
decide on the outcome of 13 individual elections. All but
seven of the names on the ballot and three questions to be
decided are strictly local in nature. The other races are
district-Wide, but still require a local voter decision since
these offices also serve Gulf County.
Of the 13 different contests, six will definitely be
decided on Tuesday in the first primary because there are
only two candidates in the races.
Four of the six questions to be decided on Tuesday are
confined solely to Gulf County. Gulf voters will decide,
definitely, on who will serve the county as Property
Appraiser for the next two years. A strong contest has been
waged by challenger, Kesley Colbert and incumbent Joyce
Williams, who is seeking her second term.
Another first termer, Cora Sue Robinson, is seeking a
return to office against her challenger of four years ago,
Mrs. Mildred W. Jones.
Sheriff Ken Murphy is facing probably his most

One of Port St. Joe's police patrol cars was completely destroyed and two officers
injured when a pick-up truck ran up on its back early Wesnesday.

Police Car Destroyed, 2 Officers Injured In Wreck

Two Port St. Joe Police Officers
narrowly escaped death early Wednesday
morning when the patrol car in which they
were riding was struck from behind by a
pick-up truck driven by Chris Acree,
according to a Police Department spokes-
man and the Florida Highway Patrol.
According to reports, the police car,
driven by officer Howard Rogers with
officer Ben Tiller as a passenger had just

completed making a routine patrol of the
alley between Avenues C and D, and turned
onto Highway 98 and headed south. Rogers
said the car had gone nearly to the Avenue B
intersection with Highway 98, when a
the pick-up truck driven by Acree, overtook
them from the north and ran up on the back
of the police car, completely crushing the
Investigators said only the roll bar

installed inside the police car saved the
officers from more serious injury and
possible death. As it was, Rogers is in Gulf
Pines hosiptal with head and chest injuries
and Tiller was treated for injuries to his
right arm and shoulder.
Acree was taken to a Panama City
hospital with a broken arm and a probable
broken shoulder.
The patrol car was demolished in the

2:00 a.m., accident and the pick-up truck
which ended upside-down on the highway,
was badly damaged in the crash.
Charges had not been filed at press time
yesterday morning, but are still pending the
completion of the investigation.
The accident was investigated by
Florida Highway Patrol trooper, Bill
Godwin and Police Lieutenant, James


formidable opposition since being elected, nearly eight
years ago. Murphy and challenger Al Harrison have fought
a hard campaign, with J. E. (Eddie) Carnley hanging in
there, chipping at both the major candidates.
This race could possibly go into the second primary.
The Clerk of the Court race is also a three-way contest,
to choose the Democratic challenger to meet recently
changed incumbent Jerry Gates, who switched his party
affiliation just before the qualification deadline. Vying
to meet (Gates in the general election in November are,
Wyvorine Griffin, who challenged Gates four years ago,
Alden Farris, Port St. Joe's City Clerk, and Joe St. Clair,
an employee of Wewahitchka State Bank.
Superintendent of Schools Walter Wilder faces two
opponents, both of whom were members of the Gulf County
school system last year. .D. L."Bobo" Owens, former
football coach at Wewahitchka High School and James A.
Rouse, a Wewahitchka school teacher both have said they
"just want the job".
In the two school board posts coming up for election,
incumbent Waylon Graham will know next Tuesday.
evening late if he has won another term or lost it to
challenger Herman Ard, who Graham whipped four years
ago. In the other school board race, a three-way contest is
on Tuesday's ballot between incumbent Paul Sewell and
challengers James L. Hanlon and Robert Keel, both
residents of St. Joe Beach.
The County Commission race which is most desired by
the candidates is the seat from District Five, in which
incumbent Eldridge Money has drawn four challengers.
Those who would upset Money are Leo Kennedy, who has
held the position before; Leon Pollock, who challenged
Money last time out; John W. Core, a retired paper mill
shift leader and Albert C. Ray, purchasing agent for the
City of St. Joe, both of whom are making their first venture
into politics.
In County Commission District 1, incumbent Jimmy
Gortman faces two challengers in William J. (Bill) Davis of
Burgess Creek and Armond "AB" Traylor, a pulp wood
dealer in Wewahitchka.
County Commission District 3 has incumbent Billy -
Branch facing Eric Hammond of White City, who is also one
of the first-timers in the political races.
Gulf County voters will cast their ballots in the
following places next Tuesday. The polls will open at 7:00
a.m., and close at 7:00 p.m., local time.
PRECINCT 1I-City Hall, Wewahitchka.
PRECINCT 2-Ambulance building, Wewahitchka.
PRECINCT 3-Crutchfield building, Honeyville.
PRECINCT 3A-Fire Station, Howard Creek.
PRECINCT 4-Fire Station, Overstreet.
PRECINCT 5-Fire Station, Highland View.
PRECINCT 6-Fire Station, White City.
PRECINCT 7-Fire Station, St. Joe Beach.
PRECINCT 8-Fire Station, Port St. Joe.
PRECINCT 9-Stac House, Port St. Joe.
PRECINCT 10-Scout Hut, Port St. Joe.
PRECINCT 11-Centennial Building, Port St. Joe.
PRECINCT 11A-McNeill's Store, Indian Pass Beach.

Editorials and Comments


THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 1984



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It seems our people are becom-
ing more and more aware of the
Substantiate salaries which are now
paid our public officials and they
are expressing this knowledge
more and more as election day
draws nearer. It's true: our public
officials are now earning pretty
: good salaries and these offices
should be filled with competent
F people who can do the job.

One of the more common
thoughts we're hearing more and
more these days considers the
large qualifying fees candidates
must pay in order to seek office.
What becomes of that qualification
: money which is paid to the parties
represented by each and every
candidate? It's beginning to be a
pretty hefty sum of cash.
The most common question we
hear these days is, why should ouir
taxes pay for these primary

elections when they are held for the
purpose of deciding who will
represent the party in the general
election in November. Why doesn't
the party pay for these primaries,
rather than the taxpayer, is the
question which is becoming more
common every day.
They have a valid question, we
think. Just here in Gulf County
alone, qualification, fees this year
ran into the thousands of dollars.
Certainly there is enough money
here to pay for the primary
elections. The question as to why
the parties don't pay -for the
primaries surely deserves some
Nobody has any qualms over
the taxpayer paying for the general
election, but. maybe the subject of
parties paying for the primaries
. should be discussed seriously and
at least considered.

Willie Mays Would Have Had It

Holiday Won't Be

Fun for 34

The traditional end of summer care when we get out on the
'liday, Labor Day, is coming up highways to enjoy ourself. We're a
onday and, as usual, it is mobile society and we will be on the
pected to be a big day of play, fun roads. Some will be reckless. Some
id travel for many people in these will be victims. We hope we will all
united States and in Gulf County. use good sense and care when we
ulf County being such a labor travel this week end and make the
dion conscious county, Labor Day Patrol's job easy. If they stop you
an important holiday to us. It for doing something dangerous,
means the last fling before the fall you deserve it.
id winter season begins. For our Another bit of. information
-aches, it is the traditional end of comes from Tunnie Miller, who
e crowds coming here for vaca- manages the Panhandle Alcoholic
)n time and recreation. For our Council here in Port St. Joe. Tunnie
ople, it is a day off and a time for says statistics show that one inr13
ach-going, picnics and taking- a people operating vehicles you meet
tle trip. on the highways each day are

Two bits of information which driving under the influence of
something which is impairing their
ye come our way within the past reactions. The most common sub-
io weeks make us almost afraid stance is alcohol. Miller wasn't
make plans to leave the house on trying to scare her audience when
bor Day, even though we suspect she revealed this statistic to her
e will. We'll be enjoying the day audience, but she succeeded in
holiday just like you. doing just that.
One of those scary .bits of One in 13 drivers being impair-
ormation comes from the Flor- ed added to the heavy traffic which
a Highway Patrol which predicts takes to the highways on a holiday
people will have their lives week end multiplies the danger
uffed out in accidents on Florida considerably. That means one
ghways from Friday afternoon should drive defensively and care-
rough Monday afternoon. Add to fully to avoid these dangerous
at the many, many people who drivers if at all possible.
ll be injured on the highways and If you are the one in 13 drivers,
u have a situation which doesn't consider others trying ,to have a
ell a very merry holiday week good time this week end and
d for a lot of people. abstain at least for the week end
The Patrol will be out in full and make it safer for everyone
rce, trying to make us do what we else.
would be doing on our own-taking You owe it to us.

A Good Question

Mom to drive the car.'Boy
howdy, if that was the case
my Mom would have really
been in a fix if that car had
had a clutch 'cause the first
time she went to back it out
of the drive I knew she was
in real trouble. Of course I
never did like that little dog-
wood tree - I always
thought it set a little too close
to the driveway.
Now, if you've been paying
close attention you might be
asking yourself how we
bought a 1951 Chevrolet in
1954 and it was still a brand
new car. Well that is a sim-
ple matter - it was the first
time our family had ever
seen it or drove it or rode in
it - and that made it brand
new. Are you with me?
I can close my eyes right
now and still remember the
"new car smell" and the feel
of sitting down for the first
time in the back seat as we
took her for a spin around
the block. After we had stop-
ped by a couple of the neigh-
bors' houses to show off our

brand new car and we were
on our way home, my Dad
turned the radio on. Sonnn,
our new car had a radio. I
don't know where they plug-
ged it in, but you talk about
being in some tall cotton. I
figured I just about had it
made, riding along in a car
that was so new it didn't
even have a clutch, listening
to Hank and Lefty on the
radio. I cried when we got
home, but I didn't get out of
the car.
I didn't take long to learn
how to operate the radio, it
had 4 push buttons right
under the dial and if you
didn't want to take the time
to tune something in on the
dial, you just pushed one of
the buttons and presto-
there was a station. I'd never
seen anything like that; of
course I had a little trouble
being young and you had to
push those round buttons
pretty hard to get the dial to
move over to the station you
wanted. A lot of times today
when I'm pushing in a

Camp Moonshine

The only reason I'm telling
this story is that I'm
reasonably sure that
everyone, except the five of
us campers, is dead. If they
are not dead then surely they
must be old enough that I
could outrun them if they
came after me. Anyway, I
think you will see what I
mean when you hear this
true story.

I was about 12 when my

two cousins, Denver and
Marvin, and I planned a
weekend camping trip, We-
invited two friends, Albert
Bass and Wilbur Wooten, to
go with us. It was to be the
longest and best camping
trip we had ever taken.
We left as soon as we could
after school on Friday. By
the time we had picked up
Wilbur and Marvin and hik-
ed the some five miles to
"Sandy-Landy" and pitched

Where Is Everybody?

camp, it was dark. Albert
lived close to the camp site
and met us there.
I'll bet we didn't sleep an
hour Friday night. Saturday
morning, about daylight, we
cooked breakfast, ate and
were off and running. By
noon of that day we had ex-
plored every area within two
miles of the camp.
It was then that Denver
suggested that we follow the
creek upstream where, he
heard, there were some of
the biggest fish in the world.
He didn't have to say more
because we were already
getting our fishing gear, bait
and guns and plodding
through the thicket.
We didn't find any fish but
what we did find were three
-55 gallon drums of recently
made moonshine whiskey.
At first we didn't know what
it was. After we had investi-
gated and found sugar bags
all around and smelled the
contents of the drums, we
knew exactly what it was.
Three of us were Boy
Scouts and we felt it our duty
to report our find to the near-
est authorities. The nearest
person of any official capaci-
ty was located at a State
Road convict camp about
three miles away on Nine-
Mile Road. We set out, leav-
ing our guns hidden in some
bushes, to report our
discovery and possibly col-
lect a handsome reward.
Just like the. Hardy Boys.
I was appointed speaker
for the group. We approach-
ed the guard at the gate and I
proceeded to report what we
had found. We were told to
wait a minute and he called

touchtone, or a touch dial or
operating the microwave
with such ease - I think
back to how hard you had to
push in to get that old radio
to work. But let me tell you,
in 1954, that push button
radio was simply amazing..
Because of an incident in-
volving that car I learned
just how fair minded and in-
telligent my father was. One
day my older brother and I
were playing pitch in the
backyard kind'a close to the
car. You already know
what's coming. Well, I'm
standing down by the black
walnut tree and Leon is up
by the car. I throw that
baseball as high and as far
as I could and it gets about
half way up when I realize
that it's heading right for the
left windshield (remember
when they had two front
windshields). Well, my heart
just stopped. Leon runs over
to the car and instead of
leaning over and catching
the ball like Willie Mays
would have done, he takes
off his glove and throws it at

someone on the phone. He re-
turned and asked us to step
inside. "The Captain wants
you to tell him what you
found," he reported.
The Captain was a rough
looking man with a deep,
coarse voice. When we had
introduced ourselves he
looked at me and, in his
coarse, deep voice, demand-
ed, "Now, what. is this you
told my guard about some
When I explained what we
had found and why we
wanted to'report it, he seem-
ed to become angry, in a
calm sort of way. His face
flushed and his eyes began to
dart around the room like
those of a caged animal.
Before I. had finished the
story I realized that I didn't
have a friendly ear. More
than that I soon realized that
I was telling the Captain
something he already knew.
"You boys can do what you
want to," he said when I had
finished, his face flushing
even more, "but, if. I were
you I would just let this thing
My cousin, Denver, who
was always bad to cuss,
replied, "H- no, captain!
We want to report this to the
Sheriff so we can show him
where it is and collect a re-
With that the Captain
jumped out of his chair and'
stared straight at me and in

By Kesley Colbert
One of those days that
kind'a stand out in your
mind as you're growing up is
the day your Dad drives up
in the new car. Boy do I
remember that car. It was in
the fall of 1954 and being a
little on the young side I
didn't even suspect that my
family was looking for a car.
To be perfectly honest I don't
really remember if we had a
car before this beautiful Oc-
tober afternoon. I know I
couldn't believe it when my
Dad wheeled into our drive-
way and announced that he'd
just gotten a great buy from
Charlie Russell down at the
"You Pick'em" used car lot.
It was our car. And it was
brand new. It was a green
1951 Chevrolet Deluxe - had
that new power glide trans-
mission so you didn't need a
clutch and you didn't have to
shift gears. Now I didn't
know what a clutch was but I
was proud that we didn't
have one. My Dad said it
would make it easier for my

a low, rasping voice, said,
"There is the phone. If you
want to call the Sheriff go
ahead, but I'll tell you one
thing, you boys are biting off
more than you can chew.
This is going to cause more
trouble than you will ever
get out of!"
The message was loud and
clear to my 12 year old
years. "Captain," I said,
staring right back at him,
"you are right. We are just
going to forget about this and
let someone else report it.
Let's go,7Oyo "" -.
"I think you are doinghe
right thing," the big man
said as we hurriedly stumbl-
ed out of the door.
There was no doubt in our
minds that the Captain was
the owner of the moonshine,
or one of them. We were just
as certain that he would do
us bodily harm if we
reported our find. 6
We did not report the
moonshine to the Sheriff.
What we did was go back
and retrieve our guns and
return to the moonshine and
shot it full of holes and then
turned all three drums over
into the creek. We then left a
note that said: "We are on to
you, Captain. The next time
you go to jail and cut grass
with the rest of the
convicts!" We signed it,
"Dick Tracy!"
I didn't sleep for three
mwpths after that!

That Glad Hand and Cherry Greeting Will Soon Be Put Back In
WE HAVE ALL received the glad political hopeful to complete his calls our county isn't all that many replied he would vote for the solicitor politicked this year. ". comn
iand of greeting for nearly two and move on to another neighborhood. considering our population and all. As if the subject of the solicitation wasn't * It has been sort of the pattern for will
months now. After next Tuesday, it As I parked my car and got out, I a matter of fact, the number looking seeking election in the same race. every politician walking into the office (
vill be hard to get accustomed to got a cheery wave from nearly a half votes is probably a good proportion of "Somehow, I feel as if I am already to leave with the soliticitation phrase ever
having to wave or speak first when we block away. The door-to-door canvas- those who will cast those same committed", he said. of, "I'll appreciate anything you can abou

walk down the street.
The reason for this cessation of
glad-handing, cheery greeting and
hand-wringing, of course, -will be
because election day has come and
gone and the field has been narrowed
considerably. Where there are now 28
hopefuls out chasing down hands to
shake, there will be only 12 after
Tuesday of next week. Your chances
of getting from point "A" to point "B"
without meeting a politician will be
greatly increased in possibility.
I had to stop by our church the
other afternoon on my way home and
as I approached the front parking
space in front of the church, there sat
a politician's car, at an angle, at the
intersection of 16th Street and Long
Avenue. Mentally, I told myself, "Uh
huh, some politician is going door to
door, meeting his hoped-f6r constitu-
ents." The man's wife (or girl friend)
was in the car, waiting for her


By: Wesley R. Ramsey

ser had spotted me and, not to leave
any stone unturned, he had hiked his
arm to full length in a hearty wave my
I waved back and moved on to my
I So far as I know, that politician
had never waved to me before, prior
to becoming a politician.

THE NUMBER OF candidates in

sought-after votes. Still, one can
suspect the field is just a little
crowded when one vote hunter
approaches another vote hunter in the
same race and solicits his support.
That happened the other day.
A candidate for County Commis-
sioner in District Five approached'
another candidate in the same race
and asked him for his vote.
Of course, the second candidate

I had always wondered what
would happen if the field ever got so
crowded one candidate was reduced
to politicking another candidate for

WE ARE SORT of at the hub of
almost every candidate's campaign
this year. We have printed literature
or carried advertising for every
candidate but one, so we feel well

do for me on election day". What they
mean is, "I want your vote on election
Obviously, I cannot vote for every
man or woman running. Some of those
running have others running against
them who have also given me the
same invitation. I don't know much
"about the election laws, but I do know
they will allow me to vote for only one
candidate in each race when I go into
that voting booth in the Centennial
Building about 8:00 a.m., Tuesday
I can tell all the candidates with
certainty that I will go vote, provided
I can get to the polls. The vote will be
ALTHOUGH I HAVE not commit-
ted myself to anyone at this writing, I
have come up with a rule of thumb
about whd I will vote for come
Tuesday. Better yet, let me say I have

to ge
feel h
of his
car d
can m

e up with a rule of thumb of who I
not vote for on Tuesday.
Of course, there are exceptions to
y rule-even my rule of thumb
t who I will not vote for.
As a general rule, I have come up
the rule that I will not vote for
ne who drives a foreign car or
they have to go to Panama City
t everything they think they need.
f a person drives a foreign car, I
ie is thinking more about his own
onal whims than he is the welfare
s neighbor, since buying a foreign
doesn't show support for Ameri-
workers (who are people) to me.
scratch a candidate who isn't
y interested in America.
f he feels he has to go to Panama
to get everything he thinks he
s, he isn't thinking about Gulf
ty first. If he isn't thinking about
County first, I don't feel I should
him for one of my public
ants, since a public servant in
County should have the county
in his interests.
o, who will I vote for? The
er, of course!

The tide action in' St.
Joseph's Bay is shown in the
tide table below. High and
low tides for each day of the
upcoming week are listed in
their respective columns.

Aug. 30
Aug. 31
Sept. 1
Sept. 2
Sept. 3
Sept. 4
Sept. 5
Sept. 6

High Low
1:00 a.m. 9:27 a.m.
1:31 a.m. 11:51 a.m.
2:17 a.m. 1:21p.m.
3:13a.m. 2:28p.m.
4:14a.m. 3:38 p.m.
5:17a.m. 4:26 p.m.
6:21a.m. 5:20p.m.
7:26 a.m. 6:16p.m.

the ball. He missed but the
ball didn't. Busted that wind-.
shield all to pieces. I looked
over and saw my Dad stan-
ding on the back porch
a'watching all this. My
already stopped heart stop-
ped some more. My Dad
never said a word to me - he
whipped the fire out of Leon
for not catching the ball. Yes
sir, he was just about the
fairest man I ever knew.
P.S. I forgot to tell you that
car also had an air condi-
tioner. You turn that little
side vent all the way around,
stick your face rjght up to it,
get the car up to about 60
mph and it would cool you
right off.




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THE STAR. Port St. Joe. Fla. THURSDAY. AUG. 30. 1984

Panama City Man Is Gulf's

4th Highway Fatality In '84

A Panama City man, James Edgar
Roache, 22 of Lynn Haven became Gulf
County's ; fourth highway fatality
sometime between Saturday night and
Monday morning.
According to the Gulf County Sheriff's
Department, Roache was last seen
Saturday night. Monday morning, at
approximately 7:40 a.m., his body was
found lying near the edge of a swamp at
the end of- West First Street in
Wewahitchka. The road ends at the site
of the accident, and apparently Roache
didn't know that.
Apparently Roache was northbound on
the street, on a motorcycle, when he

apparently ran under a utility pole guy
wire, knocking him from the cycle and
inflicting injuries which resulted in his
The cycle continued on into the woods,
while Roache was thrown into. tall
undergrowth at the edge of the road end.
The Sheriff's office spokesman said
there is a house within 50 feet of the site
of the accident, but residents reported
hearing nothing.
According to medical examiner, Dr.
Terrence Steiner, Roache died from
"traumatic- injuries to the chest and

DER Hits Wewa

Men with Lawsuit

The State of Florida De-
4 apartment of Environmental
T Regulation filed a suit in the
Circuit Court here in Gulf
County Tuesday of this week,
charging Boyd Roberts and


Jake Hysmith of Wewahitch-
ka, for "injunctive relief,
damages and civil penalties
in an amount exceeding
Roberts is charged as the

owner of property located on
the shores of the Dead Lakes
and Hysmith was charged
with performing a service for
Roberts, in hauling fill dirt to
the property.

Changing Signals
Apalachicola Northern Railroad crews
were at work this past week, changing out
the .signal lights and. barricades at the

The suit charges Roberts
and Hysmith with filling in
waters of the state without a
Roberts is charged with
having 1400 cubic yards of fill
dirt hauled in and placed in
the "natural landward extent
of the water of Dead Lakes
adjacent to Roberts' proper-
" ' - Hysmith is charged with
.a. "t actually hauling and placing
the fill. .
crossing on Highway 98 leading into the St. The suit document claims
Joe Paper Company warehouse area. Here "Placing fill within the nat-
the crews are shown installing and testing ural landwater extent of
one of the arms which come down to warn waters of the State consti-
traffic of an oncoming train. tutes the construction, opera-
-Star photo tion and maintenance of a

stationary installation which
will reasonably be expected
to be a source of water,
A permit is required by
DER before this type fill can.
be placed.
Specifically, Roberts and
Hysmith are charged with
not filing for a permit to fill
within waters of the state and
no permit was issued to
either defendant.
The information filed Tues-
day would ask for judgment
against the pair and ordered
them to immediately cease
and desist from further dred-
ging and-or filling without a
permit; restore the area

filled by removing all fill
material from the area sub-
ject to Department jurisdic-
tion down to original contour
and elevation within 60 days;
place all fill material remov- �
ed on an approved upland
site and stabilize such re-
moved fill through the use of
turbidity screens and upland
dikes, hay bales, grassing
and mulching; and pay civil
penalties of $10,000 per of-
fense for each day during any'
portion of which a violation of
the Florida Statutes occurs.,
The count charges the two
with causing pollution by
their actions and with con-
struction of a dock without a

Roberts is charged with
having a dock or pier con-
structed into the waters of
Dead Lakes without first

Ice Cream with
The Overstreet Volunteer
Fire Department invites the
public to a "Coke and Ice
Cream Meet the Candidate
Get Together" Saturday,
September 1.
The "Get Together" will
begin at 3 p.m. EST at the,
Fire Station. There will be a
$1.00 donation.

obtaining a permit. The. law
exempts only the constru-
tion of docks or piers witb 500
square feet or less of over-
water surface from permits
Roberts is said to have more
than the exempted 500 feet,
according to the suit filed.

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AUGUST 17, 1980
JIM APPLEMAN is concerned about everyday use of PLEA
BARGAINING in our courts and pledges to substantially reduce

In 1979, over 40 percent of the felony convictions in 14th Circuit
were due to PLEA BARGAINING. Jim Appleman feels this is an
abuse of PLEA BARGAINING. We can't afford to negotiate with
criminals and forget about justice for the victims of crime.

9 JIM APPLEMAN is concerned about your TAX DOLLARS and the 300
percent increase in the State Attorney's Budget since 1974. The
case load of the office has not doubled since 1974 and in fact, there
were only 12 more felonies in this Circuit in 1979 than there were in
1974. JIM APPLEMAN pledges to reduce the budget and returned




AS OF AUGUST 17,, 1984
This circuit has one of the HIGHEST CONVICTION RATES in
the state. The current conviction rate of more than 70 percent is over
DOUBLE that of 1979.
PLEA BARGAINING has been REDUCED by over 60 percent and
is at one of the lowest levels statewide. PUBLIC RECORD of Jim Ap-
pleman shows plea bargaining for LEGAL reasons, not LAZY
reasons, as in the past.
Since taking office in 1981, over $600,000.00 TAX DOLLARS
have been returned to the TAXPAYERS. These savings resulted by
cutting lucrative budget submissions of the PRIOR ADMINISTRA-
TION for fiscal years 1981-82 and 1982-83, and by returning to the
taxpayer those tax dollars which would not obtain additional
RESULTS. The State Attorney's Office spent LESS TAX DOLLARS
this year than the budget submitted by the prior administration in
These SAVINGS resulted even though the CASELOAD of the of-
fice INCREASED 23 percent and the Legislature MANDATED certain
new salary ranges and PAY INCREASES exceeding 22 percent in a
dollar amount of approximately $230,000.00.
In 1981, JIM APPLEMAN established the first VICTIM-
WITNESS ASSISTANCE Program which returned more than 5.2
MILLION DOLLARS in restitution and stolen property to the VIC-
TIMS of crime. This represents a figure which is almost DOUBLE the
statewide average.


State Attorney, 14th Circuit -Democrat

"Results Make

The Difference"

Pol. Adv., Paid for by Jack T. Peacock, Campaign Treas.

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PAGE FOUR THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 1984

Candlelight Ceremony Unites Donna

Burrows and Scott Alan Lucas

ponna Kay Burrows and
Scott Alan Lucas exchanged
wedding vows July 14 at the
Oak Grove Assembly of God

Church. Rev. David Fernan-
dez performed the candle-
light, double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond P.
Burrows of Port St. Joe. She
is the granddaughter of Mrs.
Oma Burrows of Port St. Joe
and the late Percy Burrows,
and Mr. and Mrs. Carlos
Miles. also of Port St. Joe.
The bridegroom is the son
of Mrs. Ruth Lucas of Port
St. Joe and the late Daniel L.
Lucas. He is the grandson of
Mrs. Allie G. Williams of
Vernon and the late Jessie J.
Williams, and Mrs. Pauline
H. Lucas of Bonifay and the
late Herbert T. Lucas.
Nuptial music was per-
formed by Julie Richardson
and soloist Miss Lisa Fernan-
Given in marriage by her
parents and escorted to the
altar by her father, the bride
wore a traditional formal
length gown of white bridal
taffeta. The silhouette bod-
ice, embellished with venise
lace and pearls, was empha-
sized by a ruffled pinafore
effect trimmed in venise
lace. Long fitted sleeves
came to 'points at the wrists
trimmed in matching lace.
The gently gathered skirt
featured a Nottingham
flounce trimmed in Chantilly
lace which flowed into a'
chapel length train.
To complete her ensemble,
the bride carried a lovely
bouquet of lavender, pink

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and white miniature roses
accented with white jasmine
and a cascade of white peach
Serena Guillot was the
maid of honor. Bridesmaids
were Sheila Lucas, the bride-
groom's sister, and Brenda
Burrows, the bride's sister.
David Weeks was the best
man. Usher-groomsmen
were Keith Barnes and Ray-
mond Burrows, the bride's
Following the ceremony a
reception was given in the
church fellowship hall. Dur-
ing the reception, Connie
Burrows, the bride's sister,
kept the bride's book; Towan
Peters and Linda Hayden
served the bride's cake;
Julie Marsh served the bride-
groom's cake; and Tina
Mangum served the punch
and coffee.
After a wedding trip to
Orlando, the couple is re-
siding at Mexico Beach.
A rehearsal dinner was
held July 12th at the Motel St.
A miscellaneous shower
was hosted July 28th by Mrs.
Joyce Sweezy, Mrs. Emma
Lee Guillot, Mrs. Margaret
Harper, Mrs. Anita Ward,
Mrs. Annette Lowery, Mrs.
Christine Thursby and Mrs.
Ann Ballard.


Bells Ring
for Faith
Faith Christian School is
beginning a three year old
kindergarten class on Tues-
day, September 4. There will
be a registration time be-
tween 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., and
an orientation for the parents
and children from 9 until 10.
Regular classes will begin
Wednesday, September 5,
from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
Extended care until 2:30 p.m.
will be available for those
who want it.
For further information,
please call Faith Christian
School, 229-6707.
I would like to thank
everyone for the food and
drinks, most of all your
prayers, during the loss of
my brother, John H. Jones.
Your love and concern will
never be forgotten. May God
bless and keep everyone of
-Mrs. Ruth J. Filmore


Birthday Girls
Kristi Ann and Stephanie
Leigh Lawrence celebrated
their .birthdays on Saturday,
August 4th. Kristi, who was
six, and Leigh, four, had a
wonderful day with many
friends and relatives. Among
their guests were grand-
parents Raymond and Ed-
wina Lawrence of Cross City,
and Tom and Louise Parker
of Port St. Joe.
The theme of the party was
the popular Gremlin decor.
Games were enjoyed by all.
Kristi and Leigh are the
daughters of Steve and Pam
Lawrence, and also the
granddaughters of Jim and
Beth Adkins of Tallahassee,
who were unable to attend.
Great grandparents are
Mary Carter of Vernon,
Francis Lawrence of Chatta-
nooga, Tenn., Mrs. B. W.
Wilder, Sr., and Mrs. Dessie
Lee Parker, both of Port St.

Cody Brannon
Nobles Arrives
Jan and Barry Nobles
announce the birth of their
son, Cody Brannon on August
23 at Gulf Coast Community
He was welcomed home by
his sister, Krissy, and his
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Bob Nobles of Port St. Joe,
and Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Gillman of DeFuniak

Liberian Missionaries Will

Speak at Methodist Church

Dr. and Mrs. B. B. Cofield
will speak at the First United
Methodist Church this Sun-
day evening, September 2 at
7:30 p.m. All are invited to
hear the Cofields tell about
their ministry as United
Methodist missionaries in
Liberia on the West African
For thirty-seven years, the
Cofields served in Liberia.
Dr. Cofield has served at the
Booker Washington Institute
in Kakata, the Ganta Metho-
dist Mission Station in the
country's interior, and as
business manager and trea-
surer of the United Methodist
Church of Liberia. In addi-
tion, he has served as a
pastor, and as a member of
the Board of Trustees of a
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Fertilizing R
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Are Cha
Mike Tucker, a Blounts-
town Certified Public Ac-
t countant, told the Kiwanis
SClub Tuesday of some drastic
; changes which have been
, made in inheritance taxes.
& Tucker, stressing the need
for the making of a will,
(pointed out that inheritance
could be a* forest of legal
S entanglements and an un-
' necessary amount of inheri-
tance taxes without prior
planning on the property
owners' part.
"Estate can be rough, but
proper planning ahead can

ny had this
st week doing

fertilization of the Ed Ball Ga
area adjacent to Port St.
helicopter, which spreads fertili
hopper parked beside the aircr
area each year in an experiment
effects of fertilization of the tr

since Tax Law

singing If
assure your heirs of receive
ing ownership of your proper
ty without the burden o
heavy taxation", Tucker
"Inflation, rising property
values, especially along the
coast, and natural apprecia
tion of property values have
increased the values of man
estates. and can cause ai
inheritance problem if just
few precautions aren't tak
en", the speaker said.
Tucker said estates can be
divested ahead of time, com
pletely eliminating the need


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New laws make it possible
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college and Divinity School.
Dr. Cofield received from
President V. S. Tubman
Liberia's highest decoration
given to an expatriate, the
"Star of Africa- Grand
Mrs. Cofield (Martha)
taught at the Booker Wash-
ington Institute and at the
Ganta Mission School. She
was also principal of the
Ganta School. She has also
taught at the United Metho-
dist High )School, and the
College of West Africa. Ac-
tive in hospital arid choir
work, one of her last assign-
ments was as director of
Women's Work of the Liberia
Annual Conference.
A reception will follow the
Sunday evening service at
First United Methodist


Shark Review
News of Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High

Friday will be the first
chance for the Shark football
team to measure their
strengths and weaknesses as
they compete in the Jam-
boree. The Jamboree will be
held in Tommy Oliver Stadi-
um on August 31 at 8:30 P.M.
eastern time. Tickets will be
on sale at the gate. Let's all
attend the game and show
our fighting Sharks that we
are behind them all the way.
Season football tickets are
now on sale for all six home
games. The price for these
tickets is $15.00. There has
been a change this year in the
price of tickets sold at the
gate. The price is now $3.00
for adults and $2.00 for
students. I am sure, how-
ever, that the price increase
will not stop loyal shark fans
from attending games.
The Alpha Omega Speech
Club recently elected officers
for the upcoming school
year. The officers are: Presi-
dent, Sissy Burke; Vice-
President, Julie Allen; Sec-
retary, Paula Ramsey; Trea-
surer, Annette Minger; Re-
porter, Letha Rice. Poetry
reading and the writing and
performing of a play will be
two of the major projects of
the Speech Club this year.
Congratulations are in or-
der for both the Varsity and
Junior Varsity cheerleading
squads. While the squads wre
attending camp at FSU in
Tallahassee, they competed
for the prestigious award of
"Grand Champs." The Juni-
or Varsity won this award for
their age group, and Varsity


came in second. No matter
what position they come in,
.Port St. Joe High cheerlead-
ers will always be No. 1 in our
Congratulations also go to
Mrs. Margaret Biggs. Mrs.
Biggs' name will be included
in the next issue of "Con-
temporary Authors". This is
a great honor and all of us at
Port St. Joe High School
congratulate Mrs. Biggs on
this honor.
This week the Seniors
voted for their class officers.
They are: President, Annette
Minger: Vice-President, Ju-
lie Allen; Secretary, Letha
Rice; Treasurer, Angel Bar-
bee. As President, I can say
that I along with the other
class officers plan to make
this the most exciting year
Until next week- have a
good one!

A Fish Fry to begin the
fund raising for the Max
Fleming Park will be held on
Labor Day, September 3, at
2:00 CST.
The event, sponsored by
the Howard .Creek Womans
Gulf County
School Lunch

Monday, September 3
Tuesday, September 4
Hot dog, cabbage slaw,
French fries, cake, and milk.
Wednesday, September 5
Battered fried fish, potato
salad, sliced bread, peach
pie, and milk.
. Thursday, September 6
Chicken and rice, fruit cup,
broccoli with cheese, butter-
ed rolls, and milk.
Friday, September 7
Beef-a-roni, tossed salad,
green beans, garlic bread,
and milk.
Menus may change without
notice due to the availability
of foods.

A.A.R.P. Plans
The A.A.R.P. will meet on
September 12. A covered dish
luncheon will begin at 12:30
Guest speakers for this
meeting will be representa-
tives of Blue Cross and Blue
Shield, Medicare and Medi-
caid, and Social Security.
All members and prospec-
tive members are urged to

Club, will be held at the
Howard Creek Community
Building. Price for the fish
dinner will be a donation. The
menu will include foods
prepared by club members.
You are urged to come and
support the park. All politi-
cians have a special invita-
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Highland View Baptist

Plans Its Homecoming

The HighlandView Baptist
Church, located on the corner
of Fourth Street and Second
Avenue in HighlandView,
Port St. Joe, will be observ-
ing its Fourth Annual Home-
coming September 9. Special
services at the church will
begin with Sunday School at
9:45 A.M. E.S.T. followed by
the regular Sunday Service
with the morning message
being brought by Rev. Jim-
my R. Clark, pastor of the
Immediately following the
message, a dinner will be
served in the new fellowship
hall. A special recognition
service will then be held,
with all charter members,
former pastors, former
members and other guests
being honored. An afternoon
of singing by many local
groups and several out-of-
town groups, congregational
singing and other special
Christopher Byrd
Has First Birthday
Christopher Sanchezs Byrd
celebrated his first birthday
on August 19. He is the son of
Rosezetta Byrd.
He is the grandson of
Evalina B. Middleton and
Coretha Turner.


events will be an enjoyable
close to the day's worship
All members, former
members, special friends

and everyone is extended a
cordial invitation to bring a
covered dish and worship
with the church on this
Lord's Day.

African Methodist Episcopal Church
146 Avenue C Phone 227-1213
Rev. Theodore Andrews, Pastor
SUNDAY SCHOOL ..................... 9:30 A.M.
MORNING WORSHIP .................. 11:00 A.M.
EVENING WORSHIP ................... 6:00 P.M.
"God Our Father, Christ Our Redeemer,
Man Our Brother"



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When it comes to running a good elections
office, Cora Sue Robinson knows what she's

During the past four years she has operated this office with
every convenience and service to the people. Evidence of
this is provided by the fact that 98.8% of those eligible to
vote are registered.
This ibs an especially busy time for the elections office. As
much as she would like to be out talking with each of you
and asking for your vote, CORA SUE ROBINSON is in the
election office earning it.
CORA SUE ROBINSON works all year to make sure the elec-
tion process works in Gulf County for everybody.
Providing Experience and
Dedication for Progress




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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 1984

Graveside funeral services
will be held Thursday morn-
ing at Parkhill Cemetery in
a Columbus, Georgia with

Striffler-Hamby Funeral
Home in charge.
All local arrangements are
under the direction of Com-
forter Funeral Home.

Carmie W. Hanna, 58, died
suddenly at her home last
Friday night. She was a
native and long-time resident
of Port St. Joe.
She is survived by: her
husband, Louis Hanna of
Port St. Joe; her children,
Barbara Ann Gray of Carra-
belle, Jerry Linton of Port St.
Joe, Patricia Ann Kirkland of
White City, and Hillis Clay-
ton of Apalachicola; six
grandchildren; six great
grandchildren; "her father,

Archie Williams of Apalachi-
cola; and two sisters, Virilla
Graves of Port St. Joe, and
Victoria Bentley of Apalachi-
Funeral services were held
at 3:00 p.m. Monday,' August
27 at the Comforter Funeral
Home Chapel with the Rev.
Larry Wells officiating. In-
terment followed in Holly
Hills Cemetery.
All arrangements were un-
der the direction of Comfort-
er Funeral Home.

Edgar Field, 66, Dies

Cancer Banquet

Steve Richardson, new 1985 Crusade Chairman for the
Gulf County Unit of the American Cancer Society looks on
as outgoing Crusade Chairman Rev. Al Harbour, is

Waste Disposal F

Kent again stressed he had
:-no authority to bend the rules
.for septic tank installations.
Hub Norris, of Wewahitch-
,ka tried to placate tempers
.growing ragged by the dis-
=cussion by pointing out,
"These folks bear no hostili-
trties. They understand you
.didn't make these laws. We
feel Mr. Kent is doing what
he can to comply with the
-:law, but present law is
:working a hardship on these



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with HEATER and the


The meeting ended with a
promise by Owens that he
would do all in his power to
have Dr. Prather and Repre-
sentative James Harold
Thompson at the next meet-
ing to air the complaints and
possibly get some answers.
In other related, waste
disposal matters, the county
agreed to a low bid by I-C
Construction of Panama City
to build a new solid waste
transfer station near the
present landfill site, at a cost
of $430,867. The City of Port
St. Joe has pledged to half the
cost of the compacting trans-
fer station with the county in
order to meet demands by
the Department of Environ-
mental Regulation.
The other two bids were for
$471,000 and $472,493.
I-C is currently working in
the area, installing the new
beaches water system.
A permit for. construction
of the transfer site was also
received this week by the
county, which will enable
work on the facility to
proceed immediately.
E. F. Gunn, coordinator
and engineer for the facility
said the work should get
underway within two weeks.
"We're going to try to set up
the pre-construction confer-
ence for Friday of this week
and the bid specifications
call for actual construction to
begin within 10 days after the
In other business matters,
the Commission:
-Agreed to participate
with a committee headed by
Mrs. Lola Simmons of How-
ard Creek to build a park
there. The Womans' Club has

presented a plaque of appreciation from 'Gulf County Unit
president. Al Ray, for his work in going over the goal for
last year. The drive took in more than $6,000 for the largest
fund drive ever in the Port St. Joe area. Looking on at right,
is district executive director of the Panama City district,
Mrs. Jackie Crisco. The presentation was made at an
awards banquet at the Fish House Restaurant last
Thursday night. -Star photo

rom Page" 1)

secured a long-term lease on
a parcel of land from Max
Fleming for the park.
-Agreed to furnish up to
$25,000 from the state road
money coming into the coun-
ty to help with two road
paving projects in the City of
Port St. Joe.
-Promised one of a new
set of garbage collection
trailers to be set up in the
Highland View area as soon
as they are delivered.
.-Advised Bill Davis of
Dalkeith to form an organiza-
tion in the Burgess Creek
area to get county coopera-
tion in equipping a fire
-Promised to look at a
drainage problem on the Eric
Hammond property in White

Men's. Prayer
The men's prayer group,
which meets each Tuesday
morning at 9:30 in the fire
station, will feature the fol-
lowing devotional speakers
during the month of Septem-
September 4-Kenneth El-
September 11-Rev. James
September 18-Rev. J. C.
September .25-Walter
Mr. and Mrs. Frankie
Hardin would like to thank
the churches, neighbors and
co-workers for the flowers
and prayers during his sis-
ter's recent illness.
Thank you, friends, for
your cards, prayers, flowers
and all the other acts of
kindness shown me and my
family during my stay in the
hospital. I am recovering
slowly at home now, and am
able to be out and about a
little. Thank you for being so
R. H. Sewell

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The Aluminum Recycling
Center at the Gulf County
Adult Activity Center at 100
Peters St. will be closed,
Friday, August 31, and Mon-
day, September 3.
Cans will be accepted
again beginning Tuesday,
September 4 during normal
business hours from 8:30
a.m. until 2:30 p.m. We hoe
this is not an inconvenience
to our customers.

Edgar Earl Field� 66, died
Tuesday of last week at Gulf
Pines hospital following a
long illness. He was a native
of Missouri, and a resident of
Mexico Beach for the past 16
years. He was a landscape
architect, and a charter
member of the Christian
Fellowship Church.
He is survived by: his wife,
Mrs. Pauline Field of Mexico

Dinner at
Post Home
The John C. Gainous Post
and Ladies Auxiliary No.
10069 will have a member-
ship drive Dinner at the Post
Home, 115 5th Ave., Highland
View, Friday, August 31st,
7:00 P.M. It will be a covered
dish with a $3.00 donation per
All members, eligible
members, and the public are
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 7:30
p.m. will be the stated
meeting time.


Beach; three daughters,
Paulette Campbell of Mexico
Beach, Kay Elwartowski of
Victoria, Texas and Effie
Day of Kansas City, Mo.;
seven grandchildren; and
several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held
at 2:00 p.m. EDT Thursday,
August 23 at the Beach
Baptist Church with Bro.
John Clenney officiating. In-
terment followed in Ever-
green Memorial Gardens of
Panama City.
All arrangements were un-
der the direction of Comfort-
er Funeral Home.

Mother of Mrs.
Price Dies
Mrs. Alline Fabel, 90,
passed away Monday in Port
St. Joe following an extended
illness. She had resided with
her. daughter, Mrs. Jacque
Price for the past 1% years.
She was a member of the
Presbyterian faith.
Besides her daughter, Mrs.
Jacque Price, she is survived
by Mrs. John W. Fabel, Jr. of
Madisonville, Kentucky; six
grandchildren; and ten great

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, AUG 0. -,

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sweat glands which prevent the body from overheat-
ing by secreting a clear odorless liquid that is mostly
water. In areas where this liquid can not evaporate,
the underarms and on the feet, the sweat can be notice-
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Body odor can come from the less numerous apo-
crine glands which work mainly in the underarm
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3 odor but an anti-perspirant works against both odor
and wetness. We carry a complete selection of these
products and can recommend one to you that is non-
their prescriptions, health needs and other pharmacy
products. We consider this trust a privilege and a duty.
May we be your personal family pharmacy? "

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Pep Rally Will

Show Support

First Baptist Church will
again sponsor a "Communi-
ty-Wide Pep Rally" on
Thursday, September 6, 7:30
P.M. in the City Park.
Howard Browning, Pastor,
states: "This is a great way
for the community and
school to join together and
express mutual support."
The Rally is being held, as in
the past, the night before the
opening football game.
Included in the festivities
will be Mayor Frank Pate,
School Superintendent Wal-
ter Wilder, and Port St. Joe
Jr.-Sr. High School Principal
Edwin Williams. Of course,
the highlights of the evening
will be the performance of
the Band under the direction
of Wayne Land, cheers by the
cheerleaders directed by

Martha Sanborn, introduc-
tion of the coaches, and the
1984 varsity "Sharks".
As the event grows each
year, additional' things are
added. This year the local
Kiwanis Club will man a
concession booth opening at
6:30 P.M., selling hot dogs,
cold drinks, etc. Find a
Quarterback Club member
and he'll sign you up at the
Rally, or if you haven't
purchased, your season foot-
ball tickets you can find them
there also.
Last year the crowd was
large, and this year's event
promises to be even bigger.
Plan on being at the Park to
begin the new school year
and the athletic program
with "Go Get 'Em Sharks!"

Semi-Pro Football

Game In Wewa

The semi-pro Mustangs of
Port St. Joe will meet the
Kenner, Louisiana Cardinals
in an exhibition football
game in the Wewahitchka
football stadium at 5:00 p.m.,
The Mustangs, in their
second year of play will be
the home team and is spon-
soring the game to raise
funds for the Tim Strange
fund. All proceeds from the
game will go to the fund
which has been initiated
recently to help pay for
expensive rehabilitative
treatment for Tim Strange of
Wewahitchka, who was par-
alyzed from the neck down in
a high school football acci-
dent six years ago.
. All tickets will be on sale at
the game, with admission set
at $2.50 for adults and $1.00
for students.
The game will be played

Saturday, September 1.

Football Season Is Here!

Jamboree Friday

The Port St. Joe Sharks
will field their new edition
for the football season Friday
night in Panama City in a
four-team jamboree in Tom-
my Oliver Stadium. The
Sharks will be on tap first,
meeting the Bay High Tor-
nadoes in the first half time
of play starting at 8:30 p.m.
The Sharks entered this
same jamboree back in the
spring and came out the
winner in both appearances,
giving up only one first down
in offense to opposing teams.
The second half of the.
jamboree will feature Pan-
-ama City high schools, Ruth-
erford and Mosley.
The Sharks' coaching staff
this year will feature some
new faces, but the team will
sport 16 veterans, mostly at
the skill positions.
Head Coach Shaw Maddox
will be back for his second
year at the Shark helm, along
with two veterans, John
Hicks and Kesley Colbert.
The coaching staff this year
will see the addition of
Wayne Stephens, line coach
and Rich Hatcher instructing
the wide receivers and sec-
The Sharks lost eight play-
ers from last year's squad,
four from the offensive team
and four defensive men. A
total- of 16 varsity squad
members will be back this
The team will feature 14
seniors-a full half of the
team-with veterans at all
the key positions.
Leading the team from
quarterback will be Chris
Butts, who had himself quite
a year last year. Butts had 81
completions in 136 passing
attempts last year for a 59.4
percent average. He threw
for 1,224 yards, 12 touch-
downs and tossed only six
interceptions. Butts will also
be playing in the safety
position on defense this year.
Michael Pittman electri-
fied Shark fans several times
last year with his quick
moves and fast feet. Pittman
will be starting this year at
Last year, Pittman carried
the ball 75 times for 553

yards. He also had 33 pass
receptions for gains of 424
yards. The speedster rolled
up a total of 1,400 yards
gained, scored 13 touchdowns
and two extra point conver-
sions for 82 points scored.
Josh Jenkins, the Shark
power runner, also had over
1,000 total yards gained last
year. Jenkins will be starting
again at the fullback posi-
tion where he carried the ball
from 129 times last year for
gains of 585 yards. Jenkins
had nine pass receptions for
129 yards and scored 10
touchdowns and six extra
point conversions for a total
of 66 points.
Sidney Harris, the back-up
fullback, carried the ball 35
times last year for a total of
239 yards. Harris is expected
to see more action this year.
Wide-out will be Robert
Harris, who saw limited
action last year.
The line will be sprinkled
with proven veterans and
some promising rookies.
Lining up at tight end will
be veteran Stan Peters at 193
pounds. Strong side tackle
will be big Curtis Ray, a
two-year veteran and the
biggest man on the team at
235. His back-up will be
Arthur North at 182 pounds.
Strong side guard will be
another veteran, Richard
Ramsey at 176. At center will
be Jimmy Walding, who
weighs in at 149 pounds,
backed up by a promising
prospect, Dwight Cearley,
who has just moved to Port
St. Joe and brought all 215
pounds along with him on his
6' 3" frame. Cearley must
await clearance from the
Florida Athletic Association
before he can play.
Making up the "weak" side
of the line will be Jim Norton
a small but tough veteran
guard, backed up by Lee
Parker at 148. Michael Quinn
will be at tackle at 180
pounds. Quinn was a stand-
out defender last year with a
team-leading 151 tackles to
his credit. Joe Purswell, at
165 pounds, will be his
Chris Butts will be the
Defensively, it will be
Walter Seabrook, at 172
pounds, Richard Ramsey
and Bobby Baker, a 161
pound junior at guards. Vet-
eran Tan Smiley,. at 179
pounds and Doug Robinson at
183, playing end. Smiley
made 60 tackles last year and

had five quarterback sacks.
Robinson, a good athlete with
promising ability, was hurt
early in the season last year
and had to drop out.
At linebackers will be
Michael Quinn, Curtis Ray,
Stan Peters, and Tommy
Johnson, who weighs in at 176
pounds. Weak side linebac-
kers will be Sidney Harris
and John Smith, a 137 pound
Cornerbacks will be Robert
Harris and Michael Pittman.
Chris Butts will be at safety
and Josh Jenkins will be
doing the place kicking.
Head coach Shaw Maddox
said the Sharks are a little
behind where they should be
in preparing for the season
because of the early start of


school and the early start of
the season. "Our attitude is
a little below what we had
hoped, but it isn't an earth-
shaking problem. The atti-
tude is good but I'd like it to
be outstanding."
The head coach, still exer-
cising a coach's prerogative
to cry a little bit before the
season, went on to say,
"We're a little out of shape
and we lack depth. We need
to keep away from injuries if
at all possible."
Maddox put on his sunshine
hat to say, "Speed is our
biggest asset", indicating the
Sharks had a sufficiency of
that commodity this year.
"Most of our skilled positions
are returning this year so we
should be able to give any of
our opponents an interesting

All certified divers are
invited to participate in one
of the largest and oldest
spearfishing tournaments on
the Gulf Coast.
The 16th Annual Panama
City Open Spearfishing
Tournament will be held
September 14-16 at the Tyn-
dall Air Force Base Yacht
Club, Tyndall Air Force
Base. There will be a divers'
safety meeting at 8 p.m.,
September 13 at the yacht
If applications are not
available at local dive shops
call (904) 871-4946 or write
16th Panama City Open, P.O.
Box 10516, Panama City

TourAament officials ex-
pect this year's meet to draw
a record number of entrants.

game every Friday night."
For the regular season, the
Sharks are scheduled to
begin the regular season of

these first of 10 "interesting
games" at home against
Vernon, Friday, Septemb

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603 Highway 98 - Highland View - Port St Joe
Phone 229-6999

Specials Now - Reduced
for Clearance Sale
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78 Pontiac Sunbird.............. 2395
Radio, tape pI., auto., ac, wirewheel
cover, runs good and clean
78 Pinto Station Wagon ...........1... 795
Radio, tape pl., auto., ac, clean.
79 Chevrolet Monza ................. $1995
2 dr., radio, auto., ac, clean & runs good
79 Ford Futura ..................... . 2495
V-6 cyl., radio, ps, ac, auto.
79 Pontiac Lemans Station Wagon ...... 1995
6 cyl., radio, auto, ps, ac, runs real good
78 Ford Granada 2 dr. ............... $1995
6 cyl., radio, auto, ac, runs & drives good 1895
78 Mercury Zephyr 4 dr............... 1895
Std. shift, runs real good & good tires 1 295
77 Ford Van 6 cyl. .................. 295

77 Cadillac Eldorado, loaded............. 2995
Radiops,s, pb, ac, auto., good tires
77 Buick LeSabre 4-dr ................ $1595
Hardto, radio, ps, pb, auto., ac
78 Plymouth Fury 2 dr................ $1395
Loaded, good car
77 Chevrolet Impala 2 dr .............. 2495
Ps, pb, auto, ac, split elec. front seats
78 Chevrolet Impala 4 dr.............. $2695
Ps, pb, auto, ac
79 Chevrolet Impala 4 dr .............. 2995
6 cyl., auto, ps, radio, ac
81 Ford Pickup ................... 4295
Ps, pb, tilt sw, cruise con., elec. wind,
stereo, dual gas tanks
80 GMC Pickup V-8 .................. 4495
Radio, camper shell, ac, runs good
76 Ford Courier Pickup............... 1895
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Sharks practice defensive moves.

Spearfishing Tourney

The City of Port St. Joe is considering apply-
ing to the Florida Department of Community
Affairs for a Small Cities Community
Development Block Grant. The city may ap-
ply for one grant in the area of housing and
one grant in the area of neighborhood and
commercial revitalization in an amount up to
$650,000 each. These funds must be used for
one of the following purposes:
1. to benefit low and moderate income
persons; or
2. to aid in the prevention or elimination of
slums or blight; or
3. to meet other community development
needs having a particular urgency
because existing conditions pose a
serious and immediate threat to the
health and welfare of the community
where other financial resources are not
available to meet such needs. The appli-
cant and the Florida Department of Com-
munity Affairs must certify and the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban
Development must concur that such con-
ditions exist.
The activities for which these funds may be
used are in the areas of housing, public
facilities and economic development. More
specific details regarding eligible activities,
program requirements, and the rating system
will be provided at a public hearing which
will be held at
City Hall, Saturday, September 8,
at 10 a.m. local time.
The hearing will be conducted by the ap-
pointed Citizens Advisory Task Force and its
purpose is to obtain citizen input into the
development of the application and to review
progress on the previous CDBG grant, if ap-
P. 0. Box 278
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
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You Must Take A Close Look at the Label to Ascertain Formula

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by appearance. Fortunately,
state law requires each ferti-
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9:45 A.M.
11:00 A.M.
7:30 P.M.
6:30 P.M.
7:30 P.M.

Pastor, Alvin N. Harbour, Jr.

Vote for



A Man of Integrity

Co. Commissioner
in District Five

I will work for all of Gulf County to make
it a better place to live and work, with integri-
ty and without partiality, God being my
I hope to see each one of you before
September 4th, but in case I don't get to, I
want to thank you for your vote and support.
Thank You, I will always be grateful
Pd. Pol. Adv.





* Dedicated
* Cooperative
* Concerned

Vote for and Elect

School Board, Dist. 4
It's time for a change!!
Pd. Pol. Adv.

these can be confusing. So, I
will try to explain them. My
information was provided by
Extension Soils Specialist,
Dr. Jerry Sartain.
To obtain the proper types
of fertilizers for various
applications, you must un-
derstand the label. At the top,
you will find the identifica-
tion of the manufacturer or
distributor. Of course, this
doesn't tell how well the
fertilizer will help your lawn,
ornamentals or vegetables.
Next, if the term "organic"
is used, there will be a
statement identifying the
type of materials, as well as
how much is natural, and
how much is synthetic. This
is an important indication of
how the fertilizer will react in
your soil. For example, na-
tural organic nitrogen is
released slowly. So, a fertili-
zer containing a high per-

centage of this material
would be good for lawns-
helping them stay green,
without causing spurts of
extra fast growth.
The key information is
found in the guaranteed
analysis section of the label.
A series of numbers, such as
8-8-8 or 10-10-10 tells you
which and how much of the
primary plant nutrients the
fertilizer contains. That is,
the numbers show the guar-
anteed amount of nitrogen,
phosphorus, and potassium.
For example, a fertilizer
labeled 8-8-8 contains eight
percent nitrogen, eight per-
cent phosphorus, and eight
percent potassium. Thus, a
hundred pound bag of this
analysis contains 24 pounds
of plant food. The other 80
pounds is accounted for by
conditions and fillers re-
quired for even spreading.
These may include some
incidental trace elements. If
the fertilizer contains signifi-
cant amounts of secondary
plant foods, such as calcium,
magnesium,. copper and
others they will be listed near
the bottom of the tag.
The most difficult part of
the label to understand is the
information listed right after
the total nitrogen figure, in
the guaranteed analysis sec-
tion. In addition to the total
amount, the label gives per-
centages of each of several
types of nitrogen in the mix.

DER Workshops

to Discuss Coast

During the months of Au-
gust and September, the
Department of Community
Affairs will sponsor work-
shops around the state to
explain a proposed rule the
department has drafted in
connection with the Coastal
Barrier Executive Order.
The public is invited to all
sessions. At present, work-
shops are scheduled to con-
vene at 7:00 p.m. on August
24 in Niceville at Okaloosa-
Walton Junior College and on
August 28 in Tallahassee in
the Cabinet Meeting Room,
The Capitol.
In 1981 Governor Bob Gra-
ham made a commitment to
protect the state's coastal
barriers as part of his "Save
Our Coast" program when he
signed Executive Order 81-
105 establishing policy for the
management of these areas.
S"Florida has more coastal
barriers than any other state,
and they are a valuable
resource," the governor said

Auto And
639-5322 Wewahitchka
785-6156 Panama City

MeWopolitan real stands by ou.
UfMIlALfi ALtIMOMI. It 1iI '4Nl

I am J.E. (Eddie) Carnley
I was born in Wewahitchka. I am proud to be from Gulf
County and of its fine people. _
My wife is Elizabeth McLemore Carnley. We have three
children and reside at Dalkieth.
I am especially interested in the young people of our
community. Only through team effort made of the county
and the Sheriff's department can we achieve our goals with
our young people. The young people need our help.
There needs to be a program in the Sheriff's Depart-
ment to look after and check on the elderly, especially the
shut-ins and the ones living alone. For example, I know a
man that was dead three days before anyone knew about it.
If you are not satisfied with what your Sheriff is doing
now, do you think another highway patrolman is going to be
any different? Think about this. I think it is time for a change
here in Gulf County.
I believe one main responsibility of the Sheriff's job has
been completely forgotten. And that is communication.
Communication between your Sheriff and the people of the
county. My door will always be open. '.;;.. ",
I would like to serve you as your Sheriff. I promise one ____
thing - good honest law enforcement. I would appreciate
your consideration. I need your help. Thank you.

J. E. (Eddie) Carnley

recently. "They aid in reduc-
ing the state's vulnerability
to hurricanes as well as
providing beauty and enjoy-
ment to many Floridians. 'it
is incumbent upon us to
protect these critical areas,
both for now and for future
That order directs certain
executive agencies to do the
1) Place high priorities on
state land acquisition jn
coastal barrier areas.
2)Limit development sub-
sidies in hazardous coastal
barrier areas.
3)Cooperate with local gov-
ernments in the management
of growth in those areas.
Implementation guidelines
for the order have been
prepared by the Interagency
Management Committee, a
group of state agency heads
appointed by Graham to
handle coastal management
and resource issues. Those
guidelines give the Depart-
ment of Community Affairs
responsibility for drafting
the specific administrative
rule which will establish a
common basis for later im-
plementation of the order by.
the executive agencies. The
above workshops have been
scheduled to provide the
public with an understanding
of the required rule.


This tells you a lot about how
the fertilizer works.
You'll see the terms nitrate
nitrogen, ammoniacal-nitro-
gen, water soluble organic
nitrogen, urea nitrogen, and
water insoluble nitrogen.
Plants use nitrate, water
soluble organic nitrogen, and
urea nitrogen fairly quickly.
They might work well in a
vegetable garden. But, they
won't last very long, because
they're rapidly leached out of
the soil by rain and irrigation
water. On the other hand,
ammoniacal and water in-
soluble nitrogen will last
longer in sandy Florida soils.
Following the basic analy-
sis is a statement of the
maximum amount of chlo-

rine the fertilizer contains.
Excess chlorine may be
injurious to certain plants,
both vegetable and orna-
mental species. But, some
amounts can be beneficial
under some conditions.
Unfortunately, I can't fully
explain anything this compli-
cated in one short discussion,
but I hope we have clarified a
few of the basic points. To
obtain the proper fertilizer
for your specific vegetable
and ornamental gardening
needs, you must understand
the information on fertilizer
labels. When in doubt, we
suggest you check with you
favorite garden center, or
your County Extension

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 1984



Why Settle for Less than the Best?

* Memorywriters
* Copiers

lliams Ave. Phone 227-1278

306-08 Wi

If you want better law
enforcement in Gulf County

Elect Al Harrison Sheriff
All drugs that are confiscated within a county
must be turned over to the Sheriff of that coun-
ty. When you see drugs burned, these are
drugs taken by U.S. Customs, Florida Marine
Patrol, Florida Highway Patrol, Game Com-
mission, City Police and others. The incum-
bent stated over 2,000 plants had been seized
, by his department. But he neglected to tell the
^ people 1,547 of the plants were a result of a
raid by the Florida Game Commission. This is

the reason there is no cooperation between
the Gulf County Sheriff's Dept. and other law
enforcement agencies. You must give other
agencies the credit they deserve. Law enforce-
ment must work as a team. Elect Al Harrison
Sheriff, he will cooperate with other agencies
to have Better Law Enforcement in Gulf Coun-
ty. . ..- - .... -


He Will Restore Trust to the Gulf County Sheriff's Office
Your Vote and Support Would Be Appreciated LEVER 10A
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For A

p, Qualified

r-o Honest

t- Working Class

,- Down to Earth

,- Democratic







Pd. Pol. Adv.


Armond "A.B."

Gulf County Commissioner

District 1
Jan G. Traylor, Camnpign Tr,.,rytr.-r



It 1 ^"qF

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 1984


Try It...You'll Like It!!

Shark Meat Earning Reputation As A Tasty Delicacy
Even with white, tasty, tender meat, shark has still not quite 'made it' as a cept as recreation. Fisher reputation of the shark indus-
popular seafood in the United says that during 1978, it is try depends on correct and
States. It could be that many believed that recreational unique handling methods
Because of the recent illness and surgery of people see sharks from a shark fishing in the Gulf of both on the boat and in the
negative point of view which Mexico generated $3,500,000 fishhouse.
my 66 year old mother, I might not have been detracts from a desire to eat in business receipts and Handling of the other pro-
able to visit you or your home. I am at this the meat, but virtually every approximately $1 million in ducts such as hides, fins, and
time asking for your vote and support on part of a shark has some personal income with most of jaws is equally specialized
Sept. 4. commercial value - skins, the activity occurring in and tedious. Also, it is
fins, meat, liver and teeth. Texas and Florida." difficult if not impossible to
From all appearances, then, Although sharks exist for simultaneously maximize re-
JAMES L HANLON here is a product that has shark fins, hides, teeth, jaws turns from each individual
SJAMES L. HA NLtO N much potential. Nevertheless and to some extent, meat, no product that is available.
"The Runner" it has never developed into a strong demand for edible Although the meat price is
School Board Member, Dist. 3 major fishery. shark has ever materialized low and other product prices
Interest is growing, how- in the United States. In are highly varialbe, Fisher
LEVER 29A (Pd. for by J.L Hanion, Dem.) ever, and a group of Sea Europe, however, where says, "Increased interest is
Grant scientists are putting shark meat is highly favored, developing in all aspects of
their heads together to find a successful shark fishery the shark industry. A Fede-
out why this fishery has been exists. ral Fishery Management
slow to catch on. Steve Otwell, Sea Grant Plan has been written and in
ELECT According to Jeff Fisher, seafood specialist, says that 1983 a set of formal regula-
Monroe County Marine Ex- quality is a crucial factor, tions went into effect design-
S t tension agent, periodic and describing poor quality as ed to increase the availabili-
e n e tin so n small-scale upswings in the having strong sharkyy' odors ty of sharks to U S. fisher-
fishery have occurred from and flavor, discolored meat men and to reduce gear
for U.S. CONGRESS time to time, but since the with tough texture and se- conflicts between domestic
late 1960's, no substantial parations in the flesh. Consi- and foreign fishermen. In
* District 2 industry has developed ex- during this, Otwell, says the addition, a foreign demand
For further information on
"Shark as Seafood" contact
(Democrat) the marine Extension agent
Congressman at coastal county Extension
Offices or write to the Sea
SDon Fuqua G2 McCarty Hall, Univer-

"The Time began my review of the results for her elderly mother in her a
of my annual questionnaire. home. I introduced legislation,
IS NOW This week I want to discuss now pending, that would permit
some more of the interesting a tax credit for someone caring VA:.O.DOWN PAYMENT
Pd. Pol. Adv. decisions of the people of the for a relative in the home as op- MEXICO BCH.
Second Congressional District, posed to the costs to the NEW HOMES
When it comes to air quali- government if that relative was I ANLE Bostho Brick
SPth . deciio 685 beole e for a e ala or n t ring3D,2Bath, home on
y, I, hpmainritv- 6 .5% bel hiee in a hontl ..r nlrsin...home . . ,^n ii.

a man for all the people. He has serv-
ed Gulf County diligently for the past
eight years. He has been fair and
honest with everyone. He is readily
available to the public and his
employees at all times. Sheriff Mut-
phy has not only been a boss to us,
but a friend. He has supported us for
these eight years, and, now we want
everyone to know that we support
him in his bid for re-election. We who
have worked in law enforcement
know Sheriff Murphy is the most
qualified for the job and will make the
best Sheriff for the people of Gulf
County. We ask that the Gulf County
voters return Ken Murphy as our
Thank you,
Gulf County Sheriff's Department

Employees for Sheriff Ken Murphy

Cathy and Kesley Colbert with their children, Jess and




Gulf County

Property Appraiser

Your Vote and Support
Will Be Appreciated
Pd. Pol. Adv.

Ly, tne Im IajUIny .o ./o Ditev I I11 o d I p)lI U fI IU , ii I , I vII
it has remained the same. Over being paid by Medicare. 82.3%
40%, however, believe water believe such a tax credit is a
quality in their area has decreas- good idea.
ed in recent years with only Over 66% of the people
16.2% believing water quality believe the quality of education
has improved, in America has gotten worse in
On the question of tuition recent years while 17.9%
tax credits, 51.7% oppose them believe it has improved. 89.7%
for parents who send their favor an increased emphasis on
children to college and 59.9% vocational education.
believe they are not right for Next week, I will discuss the
parents who send their children remainder of the questions in
to private elementary and my annual poll.
secondary schools.
58.8% believe women are * * *
not treated equally in the
workplace and 53.2% favor a Next week, we celebrate
constitutional amendment to Labor Day, one of the American
prohibit abortion except when holidays almost universally
necessary to save the life of the respected. Today, unemploy-
mother. ment is down and more
Gun control lost as over Americans are at work than
60% expressed opposition to ever before. The economic pic-
federal legislation to control the ture is brighter and prospects
manufacture and sale of for long-term recovery are
handguns. strong. Too many Americans
With the Presidental elec- remain unemployed, however,
tion coming up in November, I and we must redouble our ef-
asked if people favored forts to help find work for those
abolishing the electoral college willing and able.
and electing the President on Most Americans want to
the basis of the popular vote. By work and be contributors to
a margin of two-to-one, the society. The federal govern-
people said they want to abolish ment cannot guarantee a job to
the electoral vote. everyone but it can provide for
Earlier this year, I relayed the an economy where jobs are
plight of a woman in the plentiful in the private sector.

Say You Saw It In The Star

820 HIGHWAY 98 * P. 0. Box 13332
648-5011 Sales * 648-5716 Rentals
* 11800-874-5299lout of state)
* After Hours: 648-8977
or 648-8939
Just Some of Our Great Buys!
Only $2,000 down. 1.88 acres in Mex-
Ico Beach with a 3 bd., 1 % ba. mobile Now Listing: 1609 Marvin, 3 bdrm., 1
home. $20,000, owner financing at bath, in excel. shape. Price $37,000.
12% Great starter home.
New Listing: 102 Yaupon. 3 bd.. 2 ba.
Only $500 down. Lots of North Lake brick. 1654 sq. ft. & dbl. garage &
Estates. New addition. Paved streets, porch. Reduced to $69.900. Assum.,
undergrnd. utilities. 87.5'x108.5', mtg. of $49,000 at 9'/,% int.
owner financing 12% int. 5 yrs., . . , .
$11,500 financed price. $9,500 cash.
$11,500 financed price. ,500 cash. Dogwood Terrace Patio Homes. Pre-
8th St. only '/ block from gulf. 2 bd., 1 construction prices. 1 bd. & 2 ba.
ba. house, good cond, only $32.500. units. . . . .
Commercial zoned lot, 200' hwy. fron- New Listing: 818 Marvin Ave. 4 bd., 2
tage, only $149,000. - ba., 2,200 sq. ft. block, fenced back
. . . . . .yd. Lg. family home. $74,000.
Atlantic Street lot. Only 'V block from WEWAHITCHKA
water. Terrific buy at $15,000.00.
. . . 0. Our Town Road. 2 bdrm., 2 ba. house,
Plneda St. 3 bdrm., 1 ba. house on 2 lots. $32,000.00.
75'x150' lot. Great rental. $25,000.00.

We have a wide variety of houses, townhouses, lots in all
areas. Call or come by our office for more information.

beautiful lot. Slinge
garage. $48,100.
2 ANLE - Tudor style, 3BD,
2BA home, stone exterior.
Cathedral ceiling, single
garage. $49,500.
3 ANLE - Southern Coloni-
al, 3BD, 2BA home,
bathrooms w/skylights
and wallpaper. Double
garage. $52,800.
Properties Inc.
Rea hor 769-1579
; a s ytii


Waylon Graham
Working for You!!

A Man with A Proven Record

School Board Member
District 4
PULL LEVER 33-A Pd. poI. Adv.

Buy Now and Get Pre-Construction Prices!!



Corner of 9th and Woodward, Port St. Joe

1 bdrm. 640 Sq. Ft. Units - $31,500

2 bdrm. 778 Sq. Ft. Units - $34,500

2 bdrm. 908 Sq. Ft. Units - $42,500
Special Features Include:
* Grounds landscaped with dogwoods, red-top hedge and azaleas.
* Exterior walls are brick and masonite with Williamsburg colors, i.e.:
pale blue, tan, yellow, etc. I
* Energy-saving features include: insulated windows, ceiling fan in liv-
ing room and air-to-air heat pump.
* Each unit will include: a frost-free refrigerator, dishwasher, stove,
washer-dryer hook-up, and telephone and cable TV hook-ups. -
* Wall-to-wall carpet with vinyl in kitchen and bathroom.
* Combination bathtub/shower.
* 2 parking spaces for each unit.
* Units separated by firewall.

O N* 820 HIGHWAY 98 * P. O. BOX 13332
648-5011 Sales * 648-5716 Rentals * After Hours: 648-8977
11800-874-5299 (Out of State) or 648-8939




In my four years as Clerk; many of you have related problems to me
in seeing your grandchildren when the parents of your grand-
children have been divorced. In 1984, the Florida Legislature
adopted a law giving visitation rights to grandparents. The law is
Florida Statute 61.1301 Visitation Rights of Grandparents. --
,(1) The court may, upon petition filed by a grandparent of a
minor child, award reasonable rights of visitation when it is
in the best interest of the minor child, if:

(A) One or both parents are deceased,
(B) The marriage of the parents has been dissolved, or
(C) A parent has deserted the minor child.

This law goes into effect on October 1, 1984, and to receive your
rights as a grandparent under this law, you must petition the circuit
court through your attorney. The awarding of the visitation rights
are at the discretion of the circuit judge. I hope this information will
prove useful to those of you who wish to obtain visitation rights with
your grandchildren.


Jerry T. Gates,

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 1984 PAGE THREE

For Sale by Owner: 2 bed-
room house, facing bay on
Hwy. 98. Cen. h&a, 3 Fla.
rooms, dbl. garage, on 2%
fenced lots, $33,500.00. Call
1/877-7818. 2tc 8/23
2 bedroom house on Oyster
Road in Apalachicola. Needs
some repairs. Call 653-8995.
3tp 8/16
2 bedroom mobile home,
furn., a.c., cen. heat.
100'xll0' lot. Call
Apalachicola, 653-8526.
4tc 8/16
% Two 50'x150' clean, level
lots with pines trees. Fortner
Ave. between 4th & 5th
Streets, Mexico Beach. Zon-s
ed for mobile home or house,
$17,500 each. Call 648-8225 or
205-735-T988. tfc7/5
3 bedroom, 2 bath, large
den, fully carpeted, dbl. car-
port, chain link fence on 2
lots. ILocated in Port St. Joe.
Call 648-5804 days, 6484414
evenings, tfc 7/19

1958 Apache 32. Chevrolet
pickup, good restorable con-
dition. $1,200 or best offer.
229-8473 or see at corner of
Americus & Canal St., St.
Joe Beach. ltp 8/30
Must sell Germany Bond
1980 4x4 Toyota pickup, a/c,
am/fm stereo, roll bar,
sliding back window, std.
shift. Call 229-8696.
1968 Buick Special Deluxe,
new upholstery, body in good
shape, runs good, needs muf-
fler system, $600. Call
6484368 or can miles down Overstreet Rd.,
off 71.
Repossession: 1984 Chevy
custom van, loaded, 7,500
miles. GCall St. Joe Paper-
makers Federal Credit
Union. 227-1156. 4tc 8/23

Applications are being ac-
cepted through Thursday,
Aug. 30 for the position of
custodian at Gulf Coast Elec-
tric 1Cooperative office on
Hwy. 22 in Wewahitchka. Ap-
plicant must possess a work-
ing knowledge of building
maintenance including
cleaning, painting, basic
electrical, plumbing and
grounds upkeep. Excellent
fringe benefits, 40 hour work
with some overtime re-
quired. Equal Opportunity
It 8/30
Material Transfer, Inc. is
currently receiving applica-
tions for the position of
laborer. Inquiries may be
made by mail to Material
STransfer, Inc., Post Office
Box 246, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. 2tc8/23

Yard Sale: Saturday, Sept.-
1, 805 Woodward Ave. 9:00
till 4:00. Lots of misc. items.
Four family yard sale. 2
double beds, 28,000 btu air
cond., glassware, women's
and girl's clothes, baby bed,
cookbooks and lots more.
From 8:00 a.m. until. 406 2nd
St., Highland View, Satur-
day, Sept. 1.
Garage Sale: 1621A Monu-
ment Ave., 9 a.m. Saturday,
Sept. 1.L
Flea Market. 1 side-by-
side refrig./freezer, 23 cu.
ft., $125. Energy saver elec-
tric stove, $150. Din. table, 5
reg. chairs, 1 captain's
chair, $135; washer & dryer,
$150. China cabinet, $100;
baby high chair, $25; baby
bassinet $25.
Open 7 days a week. 35th St.,
Mexico Beach. 6484-155.

21' Cobra travel trailer.
Has Ig. refrigerator & heavy
duty air conditioner & heater
combined. Sleeps 6. Call W.
J. Herring 227-1712. Can be
seen at Howards Creek,
lower landing. 2tp 8/30
Large rectangular tramp-
oline, like new. For more in-
formation call for Susie at
229-8226 between the hours of
9:00-5:00. ltp 8/30
1982 Evinrude motor and
22' oysterboat for sale. $2,000
for motor and $200 for boat.
Call 227-1337. ltp 8/30
1974 Ford Torino Elite,
$700; full size bed $50; twin
mattress, $25; Sears Ken-
more clothes dryer $60. Call
648-5854. / ltp8/30
Briggs and Stratton lawn
mower system 2, manual
start with magnetron igni-
tion. Brand new, fully
assembled grass catcher, 3.5
h.p., 22" cut. $150 firm. Call
229-6858. ltp8/30
Thoroughbred stallion
Real Investment by In Reali-
ty standing complimentary
to approved mares, any
breed. Thoroughbred mares
for sale: 639-2724. 4tp 8/30
23' Yellowstone fully self-
contained motor home. 2 gas
tanks, uses reg. gas, 2
separate holding tanks, 2 air
cond., 4 burner gas stove
with oven, 3 way refrig., full
bath, in excel. cond. $12,000.
Call 648-5334. ltp 8/30
English Pit Bulldog pup-
pies sired by Bandit
Tankersley. Can be seen
after 5 p.m. Also 30" Kelvin-
ator electric drop-in range,
good cond. Call 229-6628.
Limited edition prints of
Beacon Hill lighthouse in
1913. Only 100 prints made.
See them on display at
Telephone Co. business of-
fice. Only $35.00.
tfc 8/2
Color televisions. Console
or portable, largest selection
in Gulf County. Danley Fur-
niture, 401 Reid Ave.
Washers and dryers.
Speed Queen or White-West-
inghouse. Danley Furniture,
401 Reid Ave.

$25.00 REWARD
for Any Sewing Machine
We Cannot Repair
SPECIAL - $9.95
to clean, oil and adjust ten-
sion on your sewing itach-
ine. We guarantee your
machine can sew on any fab-
The Sewing Room
410A Reid Avenue

tfc 6/7
25' SeaChief, Chev. V-8,
1.0., VHF loran, fish finder,
all modern engine rebuilt
this year. $5,500. Call
648-5229. tfc 8/9
14' karat gold, diamonds
and gems at discount prices.
Call Pam Knox at 648-5349.
5tc 8/2
Windmaker fans, floor or
window, 5 yr. warranty.
Danley Furniture. 227-1277.

Swings, picnic tables, lawn
chair, settees, flower boxes,
tables, trellis. Call 639-2860.
Your Grandmother
Will Tell You
Good Cooks Use
Watkin's Flavorings
Vanilla, Peppermint,
Rum, etc.
tfc 8/16

ems zuin::mz~

r ~ a ~::mc cm

U-Pick Grapes. Scupper-
nongs and muscadines, 60c
lb. We pick 80V lb. (7 lb.
minimum). Excellent for
eating, jelly & wine. Sweat-
more Ranch, 17 miles north
of the Panama City Mall on
Hwy 231 on Veal Road.
Phone 722-4819. Open daily
8-7, Sundays, 1-7. Closed on
Wednesday. 4tc 8/23

1984 14' fiberglass boat
with 40 h.p. motor, travel
trailer, and cover, $2,000.
Also dune buggy in good
cond., $2,500. Call 648-5804,
evening 648-8414. tfc 8/9
For home delivery of
Tallahassee Democrat, call
229-6897. 4tp 8/9

14' fiberglass boat, trailer,
1982 Johnson Seahorse 7%
h.p. Call after 5, 227-1858.
tfc 8/9
Grandfather clocks by
Ridgeway for sale. Danley
Furniture, 227-1277.

Newly redecorated 2
bedroom downstairs apart-
ment for rent. Call 229-8663.
Furnished 3 bedroom
mobile home, for sale or
rent. For more information
call 229-8609 after 5:00.
St. Joe Beach. 3 bdrm., 2
ba. home, over 1800 sq. ft. on
Ig. lot. Fenced back yd., dbl.
caprort, appliances furn.,
partially furn. cen. h&a. Call
227-1588. 2tc 8/30
Furnished apartment, 703
16th St. Call 229-8754.

House for Rent: 3 bdrm., 1
ba. unfurnished. Fented yd.,
workshop, no pets. Lease re-
quired. Shown by appt. only.
229-6553. 2tc8/30
Large 3 bedroom, 2 bath
house in nice neighborhood.
Call collect 1-562-2055.
2 bedroom unfurnished
house on Mexico Beach. Call
Charles 229-8282 or after 5 or
weekends, 670-8417. tfc 8/23

Cottage for rent, Mexico
Beach. Breezeway, 1 bdrm.,
% block from Gulf. $175 mo.
1-713-334-5244. 3tp 8/16

Room for Rent: by day,
week, month. Air cond., TV.
Thames Hotel. 229-8723. 302
Reid Ave. tfc 7/5

For carpets cleaned the
way professionals do it-at a
fraction of the cost, rent
Rinse N Vac, the portable
steam carpet cleaning
system. Available at
Western Auto, phone
227-1105, 219 Reid Ave.

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- Public

In Probate
Case No. 84-35
IN RE: The Estate of
the administration of the estate of
file number 84-35. is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court of Gulf County. Florida. Pro-
bate Division. the address of which is P.
0. Box 968, Port St. Joe Florida. The
personal representative of the estate is
William R. Schlickman. whose address
Is Route 3 C. Box 48. Port St. Joe. FL.
The name and address of the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth
All persons having, claims or
demands against the estate are re-
with the clerk of the above court a writ-
ten statement of any claim or demand
they may have. Each claim must be in
writing and must indicate the basis for
the claim, the name and address of the
creditor or his agent or attorney, and
the amount claimed. If the claim is not
yet due, the date when it will become
due shall be stated. If the claim is con-
tingent or unliquidated, the nature of
the uncertainty shall be stated. If the
claim Is secured, the security shall be
described. The claimant shall deliver
sufficient copies of the claim to the
clerk to enable the clerk to mail one
copy to each Personal Representative.
All persons interested In the estate
to whom a copy of this Notice of Ad-.
ministration has been mailed are re-
any objections they may have that
challenge the validity of the decedent's
will, the qualifications of the personal
representative, or the venue or jurisdic-
tion of the court.
Date of the first publication of this
Notice of Administration: August 30,
Personal Representative of
the Estate of

303 Fourth Street
P. 0. Box 87
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Attorney for Petitioner

2t 8130

Notice is hereby given'that pursuant
to Chapter 865.09, Florida Statutes, the
undersigned person Intends to register
with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Gulf County, Florida, the fictitious
trade name under which she will be
engaged in business and in which said
business Is to be carried on, to-wit:
1001 McClellan
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(Owner), Marian Louise Hamby
IN RE: The Marriage of
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for dissolution of marriage has been fil-
ed against you. You are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to the action on petitioner's at-
torney whose name and address is
THOMAS S. GIBSON, 303 Fourth
Street. P. o. Box 87, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456 on or before September
14. 1984, and file the original with the
clerk of this court, either before service
on petitioner's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a judgement will
be entered to the relief demanded In the
WITNESS my hand and the seat of
this court on August 15, 1984.
As Clerk of the Court
By: Isl Tonya Knox, Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal) 4t 8123

Notice is hereby given that pursuant
to Chapter 865.09. Florida Statutes, the
undersigned persons intend to register
with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Gulf County., Florida. the fictitious
trade name under which they will be
engaged in business and in which said
business is to be carried on. to-wit:
201 Monument Avenue
Dave and Joyce Moore. Owners
4t 819

This notice is published pursuant to
the requirements of Section 51.55 of
the Revenue Sharing Regulations, as
published in the Federal Register on
October 17. 1983. Section 51.55 pro-
hibits discrimination against qualified
individuals because of their handicap-

ped status.
The Baord of County Commis-
sioners, Gulf County. Florida advises
the public, employees and job appli-
cants that It does not discriminate on
the basis of handicapped status in ad-
mission or access to, or treatment or
employment in, its programs and ac-
Gulf County has designated the
following office as the contact to coor-
dinate efforts to comply with this re-
quirement. Inquiries should be directed
Gulf County Circuit Clerk
Clerk of Circuit Court
Gulf County Courthouse
Phone 229-6113
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
11t 8/30

Notice is hereby given that an Elec-
tion will be held at the City Hall in the
City of Ward Ridge. Florida. on Tues-
day. the 18th day of September. 1984.
for the election of the following: One (1)

Commissioner from Group I: One (1)
Commissioner from Group II: and One
(1) Commissioner from Group III. The
term of office shall expire at Midnight
on Monday prior to the first Tuesday in
October. 1988. The polls will open at 7
a.m. E.D.T. and close at 7 p.m. E.D.T.
When there are more than two (2) can-
didates for any office and neither can-
didate receives a majority of total votes
cast for such office, then the Candidate
receiving the highest number of votes
shall be declared the winner.
City Clerk 4t 816

The City of Port St. Joe, Florida, P. 0.
Box 278, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 re-
quests bids on the following Items:
Item 1.4 each VHF MCP 404 WALKIE
TALKIE RADIOS with mobile charger R
X C H 133T X I E and amplifier, installed
in vehicle - or equal.
Item. 2. 1 each Base .Station MCCV-
R4SN - 45 watt. installed and tested - or

Bid opening will be held September
18, 1984, at 8:00 P.M., E.D.T. In the
Municipal Building at the Regular
Meeting of the City Commission. The
Commission reserves the right to reject
any or all bids.
Is/ C. W. BROCK,
City Auditor/Clerk 3t 8130

There will be a regular
communication of Port St.
Joe Lodge No. 111, F.&A.M:
every first and third Thurs-
day at 8:00 p.m.
Clinton C. Peterson, W.M.
C. Brogdon, Sec.
pd. thru 12/84


Experienced pre
teacher would like to
quality care fo-
schoolers in my hom
ned activities for ch
& ov.er. After scho
provided also. 1
Beach, 6484-437. If no
call collect 1/877-9436

Atlantic St.
St. Joe Beach
Tiller, Chain Sa
& Lawn Mower
Bob Ridgley

"Bass Fishermai
Specializing in art
lures, fresh water f
tackle, wigglers,
worms & crickets. S
our store on
Hwy. 71, White C
Phone 229-6713
If we don't have it, we
Ice, Cold Drinks,

We pay top doll
mobile home axles a
Call collect an
St. Joe Commun
Home Repair
All Types Wood, Bl
Mobile Home Re
"Home Grown
Home Owned
Hourly Rates
Tommy and Carolyn,
Phone 229-842
"If ire can ' repair it. we ll

a-school ST. JOE MACHINE CO.
provide Machine Work - Welding
r pre- 506 First Street
e. Plan- Phone 2294803
ildren 2 Machinist on Duty All Day
ol care Every Day
answer QUALITY
2tc 8/23 Delivered direct from sod
farm. 14e per sq. ft.
GINE Call 14744252 anytime
13tp 6/21
Carpentry & Concrete
ws 18 Yrs. Experience
rs Ira J. Nichols
319 6th St., Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
tfc 8/16 904/229-6235
OX tfc 6-5
All Types
tificial and Custom-Made
fishing Fishing Boats
earth- Call 1/639-5212
top by tfc 6/7

Phone 653-8424 or 653-8375
he'll get
Snacks . Heating and Air
- Sheet Metal Work
ars for Installation
nd tires. Window Unit Repair
time, Sales - Service
tfc 6/14 Tom Howard
,1ty Box 25 25th Ave.
y Apalachicola, FL
lock or ltp 8/30


replace it"

Accounting &
Income Tax

Accounting & Income Tax
Service - Small Business
Monthly Accounting
Wauneta Brewer at Hohman
Owner Assistant
220 Reid Ave.
Phone 229-8536


-Commercial Building
-Residential Building
-Cabinet Work
Gen. Con. RG 0033843


P. 0. BOX 456
tfc 7n

and saves you about $100 yearly
in co*.ly pest control services.
Use of Sprayer free with
purchase of Rid-A-Bug
306 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe. Florida

W.S.(Biff) Quarles


Will do general house-
cleaning. Reasonable,
reliable, ref. Call 648-5670.
Psychological Services for
anyone with problems in
day-to-day living. Gulf Coun-
ty Guidance Clinic, Port St.
Joe. 227-1145 (24 hours).

Alcoholics Anonymous
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Sunday, 4:00 P.M., E.S.T.
Tuesday, 8:00 P.M., E.S.T.
Tuesday, 8:00 P.M., E.S.T.
St. James Episcopal Church
Thursday, 7:00 P.M., C.S.T.
Wewa Medical Center

We Move Mobile Homes
Call for Information

All Forms of Insurance
322 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
Phone 22948899
tfc 6/7

408 Reid Ave. 229-6954
Open,7, Days A Week
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sat., 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sun., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Self service or drop/off
tfc 10/1

Now Open
Specializing in All
Bicycle Repairs
Rebuilt Bikes for Sale
Also will buy or trade used
bikes for parts.
Free Estimates, Reason-
able Rates. All Work
Guaranteed. Open 9 a.m. - 5
p.m. Closed Sunday.
189 Barbara Dr.,
Ward Ridge
tfc 8/23

-Going Fishing?
Stop here first
for a complete
line of

Fishing Tackle

306 Reid Avenue

The Sewing Room
410 A Reid Avenue &
piV"V' v A Port St. Joe, Florida

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406 7th Street

F] Mexico Beach, Fla.


Member Professional Picture Framers Assoc.
Pat Bowen, owner 648-8914

St. Joseph Bay

(904) 227-1133

Evenings and Weekends:
Margaret Hale-- 648-5659 Roy Smith
Mike Ferris- 648-5190 Karen King
Frances Chason- 229-8747 Marsa Young
REDUCED TO SELL St. Joe Beach. 3 bedroom, 1 % bath, deck, screen
porch. $69,500.
NEW LISTING: 3 bdrm., 2 ba, fireplace, doublewide trailer on corner lot.
Howards Creek. $27,900.
NEW USTING: 3 bdrm., 1 ba., assumable mortgage. $26,000.
NEW USTING: 3 bdrm., 1 be., deck, screen porch, workshop, corner lot.
Neat 2 bdrm., 1 be. home at St. Joe Beach. Central air and heat. Large
screened porch and attached carport. $38,000. Unfurnished. $42,000 Fur-
2 bdrm., 1 be. frame dwelling at 711 Long Avenue. 1,124 sq. ft. Only
4 bdrm., 2 be. house on Ninth Street only $29,500. One bedroom and bath
have separate entrance and could be rented out to help make payments.
4 bdrm., 2 be., masonry home on 90'x180' corner lot. Has living kitchen, liv-
ing room and double carport, $52,000.00.
3 bdrm., 1'/2 bath brick home on corner lot, double carport, 2 screen por-
ches. Only $39,000.
Superb 4 bdrm., 3 ba. brick home with 3000 sq. ft. of centrally heated and
cooled living space, fireplace In fam. rm., formal liv. & dining combination.
All this on a spacious lot in excellent neighborhood.
Nev. 3 bdrm. 2 be. home with split bedroom plan, Ig. kitchen, $61,000.
3 bdrm., 1 ba. home on Long Avenue. Owner asking $29,500, but willing to
reduce to sell.
60'x90' corner lot adjacent to professional building, an ideal office site. On-
ly $18,000.
150' building lot at Ward Ridge, $11,500.
High and dry lot at Indian Pass. $11,500.
We have a nice selection of townhouses on Cape San Bias, St. Joe Beach
and Mexico Beach.
3 bedroom, 1 bath, $450 a month, located on Mexico Beach.

Sears Catalog Sales


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410 Reid Avenue

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Sales and Rentals
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more information. 213 Tapper Avenue.

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All Types

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.



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The St. Clair Family would appreciate your vote
and support on September 4th. Please vote for

Joe St. Clair

Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court for Gulf County

Anyone needing transportation to the polls Tuesday, call 229-8941 in
Port St. Joe or 639-5496 In Wewahitchka.
Pd. Pol. Adv.
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june 21,94


Mr. Walter Wilder
superintendent Ditrict
'ntl Courthouse
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port St. j oe,
t" g ad assessment results
Swalter:ten"he pradeass of Gulf county
Dea alte reieing ten rogrees aly in
Recently I have bee tida counties- cellent, paT o'lf its
o the past few yearsastti bee ..n ?ee197have
overt.eG schO sLo nathortin 19-7 o in re have
n sotheortiotstando 98 esing to
students pass ast March. ImhaSgone fromd oaf the state
soadards th .ing, where Gul the standard s
"- f in writun S, meeting9
occura t stdt lasudent school year. be
93% of itstest this last cident. You r and
assessment t en by acc .g resOurc eScan
k his do not hapPe in providing make such
R aulite hisforyour leadershiP GInl Countycyou
�tultSheinuGeir civuts cores.
cngratulatedf studentn . youivemen
congraton help s theiracis e evident.
directndin 9gainsional excellence
See to edustaff caCn ssist Gulf County in your tanceto

sevet f or m y o tan as p easeefee
toward quality
contact us.

With kindest regards.

Ralph rlington

\ "P" e e P e-

SLeadership Gets RESULTS



We'll Play Good Every Friday i

Playing it safe in making
his annual predictions, head
football coach Shaw Maddox
told the Rotary Club last
Thursday, "I can guarantee
you we will place a team on
the field every Friday night
of the season which will be
Maddox, pointing out that
one can never tell what a
bunch of youngsters will do
at any given time, said, "We
should be ready for anyone
who wants to play us this
year". Coming off a 7-3
season last year, Maddox
pointed out the team had
most of its skill position men
returning this year, but said
indications from the few
practice sessions held to
date, the spring jamboree
affected the team's morale.
"We went over to Panama
City and allowed only one

first down to be run up
against us in two quarters of
football by teams much
bigger than we were. The
boys feel they can whip
anybody after their jam-
boree performance and don't
have to practice."
It was plain Maddox was
proud of his team this year
and expected great things
from them. "Just don't get to
counting on it", he said.
"In a small school like ours,
we can get one or two people
hurt and we're out of busi-
ness. We just don't have
anybody to replace them
Maddox said a total of 58
boys were out in the football
program in the spring, but
this was for the entire school.
"That's great for a school our
size, but it's still a small
number of boys to play some

Football Coach Shaw Maddox Tells Rotary

of the schools we try to play".
He said there are presently
28 on the varsity football
squad at this time. The
remainder of the boys are on
junior varsity and junior high
Maddox said his returning
seniors should anchor the
team this year. "We have
several colleges looking at
running back Michael Pitt-
man", Maddox said. He
pointed out quarterback
Chris Butts will be playing
safety on defense this year.
"He completed 59.4 percent
of his passes last year for
1200 yards gained, 12 touch-
downs and threw only six
interceptions", the coach
,Defensively, the Sharks
will depend on seniors Mi-
chael Quinn, who averaged
15 tackles a game last year;

Everyone Needs Number

Social Security numbers
for work purposes can only
be issued to U.S. citizens,
permanent resident immi-
grants, and temporary aliens
who have been granted per-
mission to work by the
Immigration and Naturaliza-
tion Service.
Even so, legal aliens who
do not have permission to
work may need a Social
Security number for purpo-
ses other than work, such as
banking, school, or driver's
In such cases, a Social
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B. Walter

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* Effective


Pd. Pol. Adv.

* Experienced

________________________ - m a -~

Security number will be
issued, but the card will be
marked to show that it is not
valid for employment. A
prospective employer would
know at once that the holder
of such a card is not legally
permitted to work.
Social Security numbers
cannot be issued to illegal
aliens for any purpose.
A person applying for a
Social Security number must
present evidence of age,
identity, citizenship or alien
status. In addition, a person
18 or older must apply in

An applicant for a Social
Security number who pro-
vides false documents or
false information of age,
identity, citizenship or alien
status may be subject to a
fine of !5,000 or five years in
jail or both.
More information about
Social Security numbers can
be obtained at the Panama
City Social Security office,
located at 30 West Govern-
ment Street. The telephone
number is 769-4871.

linebacker Michael Harris
who had 130 tackles last year
and a strong side line which
averages 190 pounds.'
"We have a super amount
of potential. We have worked
harder on the offensive line
this year and expect a good
performance every Friday
night. Of course, we're going
to be playing some tough
teams. Wakulla, Rickards
and De Funiak Springs will
be hard to handle this year."
Guests of the club were
Dusty Wolters of Gainesville
and Jimmy Greer of Port St.

/ Ed Miller


what is the truth about plea bargaining?

Mr. Appleman says he had to plea bargain with Christine Falling, confessed killer of five
babies since (1) It was a deal worked out somewhere else; (2) He couldn't have gotten a death
penalty anyway.
Mr. Appleman says a Bay County Jury was mad at the "previous administration" and refused
to convict Charlie Hugen of murdering three Bay Countians. Mr. Appleman forgot to add that
two of Hughes cohorts had been sent to Death Row for the same crimes by the "previous
administration." Mr. Appleman plea bargained Hughes to a short penitentiary term.
Mr. Appleman says he plea bargained Huong Van Le to probation because he couldn't speak
English and, therefore, could not get a fair trial on charges of murdering his wife.

ED MILLER can prosecute;
he won't have to plea bargain

what is the truth about the budget?
Mr. Appleman flings statistics about, but pays both an Investigator and an office manger more
than 41Z' each year in real dollars.
Mr. Appleman boasts of sending back $600,000 to the Tallahassee bureaucrats, but has
Increased his budget by a quarter of a million dollars

ED MILLER can administer;
he won't give you double talk

where is the victim-witness program?
Mr. Appleman talks of a victim.witness program, but who Is It serving? Not victims who go to
private lawyers trying to find out why their cases are not coming to trial.

will be there when you need him



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Courteous * Dependable

* Dependable
Q* Experienced
* Trustworthy
" Fair ,


Believes everyone
should be treated equal

Dear Citizens:
It is very difficult for me to get out of the office at
this time, however you know me and what I have done. I
would like to thank you very much for all the help in this
campaign that you have given me. As the elections draw
near, we must not forget each other. I am running for
Property Appraiser. You elected me four years ago, and I
have done the job. I will not run down or talk about my
opponent, I was taught to respect my fellow man. We
know there can only be one winner of each race, but in
my case, if I were to lose I will still be a winner, for I have
met a lot of new people and visited with a lot of people
that I haven't seen in a long time and that within itself is
a big reward. I have given the people of this county my
best. I have treated everyone equal and fair, I have been
available to the public, I have never showed any par-
tialities In the appraisals regardless of who It was. If you
want a Property Appraiser that will stand up for the peo-
ple of this county, vote Joyce Williams, Sept. 4. Your
vote and your prayers will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

Joyce D. Williams
Lever 13-A
Pd. Pol. Adv.

Vote For and Elect

County Commissioner, Dist 5
I am qualified to be your commissioner, you let me serve you for
16 years on your Board. I want to work for you in this office the
next 4 years. I will not ask for this office again. Who is the most
qualified in this race? You be the judge and jury and upon your
decision I rest my case. A man dedicated, tried and proven guilty
of serving all the people.




THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 1984

S.S. Florida

Foundered In

Bay 128 Years

Ago This Week

Hurricane of 1856 Broke

THE STAR, Port St. Joe. Fla. THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 1984 PAGE ONE


Ship Apart While

To Ride Out Ston

It may have begun as a
sand storm in the Western
Sahara. As it blew out over
the tepid eastern Atlantic,
the spawning grounds for
most August hurricanes, it
gained energy from the tropi-
cal waters. As the microsco-
pic dust particles formed
nuclei for countless rain
drops, the ever intensifying
band of showers began turn-
ing in a huge counter-clock-
wise spiral. Blown west by
.the trade winds and ever
increasing in strength, it
would, in weeks to come,
bring death and destruction
in the Caribbean and Gulf
before its own death throes
on the coast of West Florida.
No one named hurricanes
then, but this one would go
down in history as the Great
Storm of 1856.
I'm sure the seasoned
captain of the S. S. FLORIDA
felt apprehensive as he de-
parted the Pensacola Naval
Yard 128 years ago. As the
steamer entered the Gulf, the
long ground swells that
crashed beneath the
FLORIDA's bow meant only
one thing- somewhere in the
Gulf there was a hurricane.
Hopefully the next day they.
could reach Apalachicola,
their next scheduled stop,
and find safety in its protect-
Se*d bay.
That afternoon, as they,
drew near Cape San Blas an
ominous Warning , greeted
them. The great shoal of the
Cape was a seething boil of
crashing breakers, it would
be impossible& to round the
Cape and r.eaci port. The
captain decidQLto turn about
and try to find a protected
anchorage westward.

Herman Jones is a sixth
grade teacher at Highland
View School and follows a
hobby of diving, exploring
and amateur archeology.
He has ferreted out the
history of the S.S. FLOR-
IDA which was caught in
st. Joseph Bay and sunk by
the same big hurricane
which wiped out the old City
of St. Joseph a few years
after most of its settlers had
abandoned it.

There was no one to notice
the sleek sidewheeler as it
rounded St. Joseph's Point
and entered the protection of
St. Joseph's Bay. It was
Friday morning, August 29,
and now the crashing swells
were accompanied by an
unusually brisk northeast
wind: Only the numerous
seabirds took notice as the
ship dropped anchor and
people began wading the
shallows to catch fish. The
once famous city of St.
Joseph, located six miles to
the east, was already being
smothered by vines and
palmettos. The once-thriving
seaport was now only occa-
sionally visited Py fishermen
who netted the enormous
schools of mullet and other
fish that thrived in the
pristine bay.
The aptailhaddplanned t6
anchor in ,the deep hole near
the point until it was safe to
round the Cape. It seemed a
wise decision, but fate was to
intervene and in 48 hours, the
FLORIDA, pride of the New
Orleans to Key West run,
would lie splintered and
broken upon the shore of St.
Joseph's Bay.
The FLORIDA had been
built in New York by Samuel
Sneeden in 1851 for Capt.
Louis Coxetter of Jackson-
ville. The ship was 147 feet
long, 28 feet wide, and had 44
berths in the staterooms. It
had been financed by the
Florida Steam Packet Com-
pany of Charleston of which
John W. Caldwell was princi-
pal shareholder. The
FLORIDA had been built to
provide transportation � for
winter visitors from Charles-
ton to Jacksonville and im-
mediately became a success.
The ship was described by'
the "Jacksonville News" as,
"a splendid new boat, and a
long way in . advance, in
every respect, of any steam-
er that had hitherto appeared
in our waters."
Many of the crew were
slaves as noted in the follow-
ing advertisement in the
"Florida News" of March 19,
1853: "For sale, a capable
engineer of unexceptional
character, a like Negro of 30,
on liberal terms. Information
of which may be obtained
from Captain Willey's steam-


er FLORIDA." Willey had
become the FLORIDA's cap-
tain in January, 1853. Coxet-
ter became captain of the
FLORIDA's newer and lar-
ger sister ship, the CA-
Few steamships have the
(Continued on Page 2)

The S. S. CALHOUN, pictured above, was a 1856 near the Shark Hole in St. Joseph Bay. The steamed into St. Joseph Bay to escape the full
sister ship of the S.S. FLORIDA, which was ship was only four years old and was on the run .fury of the storm, only to still fall victim to the
blown aground and broken up in the hurricane of from New Orleans and Key West, when it giant storm which finished off Old St. Joseph.


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PAGE TWO THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 1984

Ship Sunk

(Continued from Page 1)
dubious distinction of setting
a city on fire, but this
-apparently happened to the
FLORIDA on April 5, 1854.
Supposedly. a spark from the

FLORIDA's stacks ignited a
hay shed on the Jacksonville
wharf. Pushed by a strong
westerly wind, the flames
spread rapidly, destroying 70
buildings, including Capt.
Willey's home. The FLORI-

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Long Ave. Baptist Church


Minister of Music & Youth



7Supervisor of Elections
"A proven record of competence
J; and service to the voters of
Gulf County."
,. Thank You for Your Continued Support

Wa pot. adv.

Elect D. L. (Bobo)

- Supt of Gulf County Schools
The Children will Come First
;DEMOCRAT Pd. Pol Adv.


...Paul Sewell

School Board Member
District Three
Pd. Pol. Adv.. Pd. for by Paul Sewell

YES - I believe in volunteer prayer in
YES - I still believe in saluting our flag.

Vote For and Elect

William J. (Bill)


Gulf County Commissioner
District One
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DA drew away into the St.
Johns and was not damaged.
Possibly due to ill will caused
by the fire, in August of 1855
the ship was sold to E. G.
Rogers and Company in New
Orleans. The FLORIDA was
enrolled in that port on Jan.
23, 1856. The ship's new
master was W. L. Cozzens.
The FLORIDA replaced the
on the Key West run.
The advertisement in the
New Orleans "Picayune"
read: "Excursions to Key
West via Pensacola Navy
Yard, Apalachicola, St.
Marks, Cedar Keys, and
Tampa Bay. Arriving at each
port in the morning and
remaining through the day,
giving ample time to fish and
bathe at each place. Through
to Key West from six to ten
days and remaining at Key
West six days. The U. S. Mail
steamship FLORIDA, W. L.
Cozzens commander, will
leave as above on the 26th
from the lake end of the
Jefferson Railroad at 8
o'clock A.M. carrying the U.
S. mails. Fare for the excur-
sion, going and returning,
$50, with privilege of remain-
ing on board while in port,
having unsurpassed state-
room accommodations. Ap-
ply for freight or passage to
E. G. Rogers and Company,
Agents, 72 Poydras Street."
When the FLORIDA left
New Orleans on its last
voyage on August 26, it
carried 162 barrels of flour,
60 loaves of bread, 12 barrels
and five hogsheads of sugar,
200 sacks of corn, 150 sacks of
oats, 250 coils of rope, 12
casks of bacon, and 150 bails
of hay. Also aboard were five
men, two ladies, two children
and the crew.
Saturday, still at anchor,
began with fog and strong
east-northeast winds. At
noon a second anchor, with
more chain, was dropped. As
both anchors began to drag
the engine was increased to
full power to keep the ship in
At 7 p.m., the anchors,
even with the help of the
engine, began to drag. At
8:15 the ship struck the shoal
and the disintegration began.
O;Hug_. ieas,, boiled over, the,
decks. The upper saloon
washed away at 10 p.m. The
occupants gathered in the
lower cabins for safety. At
2:30 Saturday morning the
lower cabins began, to every-
one's horror, to wash away.
Everyone then climbed to the
highest part of the ship, the
gallow's frame, and lashed
themselves to it. At 4 a.m. the
wind came even harder from
the southwest. The ship con-
tinued to break apart.
At daylight all that was left
was part of the wheel house,
the boiler and engine, and the
hull. All the decks, cabins
and cargo were strewn in the
turtle grass and pines.
Finally, by 9 a.m. the wind
subsided, the storm tide
began to fall and by 10 a.m.
everyone was able to walk to
shore. Miraculously, every-
one survived.
They began the ordeal of
building shelters and sal-
vaging cargo. On Tuesday, a
husband of one of the women

Farris Stresses

Experienced Management
t - Gulf County needs experienced manage-
ment in our Clerk of the Circuit Court's office
during this period of expansion and growth
to give our people the best service possible.
Alden 'Red' Farris insists upon experienced
Farris ..... whose experience includes:
* Since 1979 City Auditor * Clerk, Port St. Joe, administering
budget in excess of $5,000,000.00
* 8 years Supervisor Civil and Criminal Records and Ser-
vice of Civil Process, Leon County Sheriff's Dept.
* 8 years in association with Leon County Clerk of the
Circuit Courts Civil and Criminal Divisions
S8 years working directly with County, Circuit and
Juvenile Courts
* Annual "Civil Process" and "Bad Check" seminars with Florida Sheriff's Association
* Over 30 years Accounting and Financial Management; 12 years on County and City
level as Fiscal Officer including experience in:
- Over 10 years Investment management - Over 10 years Data Processing
- Budgetary development and supervision Systems design, development and
- Grant application and administration operation

Worked In --......
* Dept. Revenue - State of Florida
* Comptroller - State of Florida
* Auditor General - State of Florida
* Secretary of State of Florida
Remember These Positive
Experiences and Elect
Alden "Red" Farris
Experienced - Qualified

* Attorney General . State of Florida
* Department of Environmental Regulation
* Environmental Protection Agency
Pd. Pol. Adv.



passengers came from Apa-
lachicola. His wife and two of
the men passengers returned
with him. On Wednesday,
three boats came from Apa-
lachicola to help salvage the
wreck, but soon left because
terms could not be reached
with the captain who decided
to save what was left himself.
On Saturday, Sept. 6, Coz-
zens allowed the remaining
three men- passengers and
the ship's purser to take a
lifeboat and try to reach
Pensacola. They reached
that city on Tuesday, eating
only raw bacon and wet
bread from the cargo on their
voyage. Catching a ride on
the schooner, DIAMOND,
they succeeded in reaching
New Orleans on Sunday the
14th, where they told the
news of the disaster to the
At this point the FLORI-
DA's salvage is lost in the
mists of history. Apparently
the machinery and engine
were saved and it was
officially listed as abandoned
in 1858.
Since this section of Flori-
da was uninhabited, the old
sidewheeler was soon forgot-
ten. Fishermen and campers
would occasionally investi-
gate the hulk, but salvagers
and teredo worms soon
caused the destruction of all
the wooden parts exposed
above the sand. In a genera-
tion or two, even the ship's
name was forgotten.
The FLORIDA is in the
boundaries of St. Joseph's
State Park and it is possible
to wade or snorkel and
examine the remains of the
wreck. It lies buried under
the sands of the grass flats,
only the rusting remains of
the boiler rising above the
surface like a grotesque
tombstone, a silent warning
to the destructive power of
hurricanes and the fragility
of man's constructions.


In Re: ESTATE OF " '
Deceased. ,.
Within three months from the time of
the first publication of this notice you
are required to file with Sandra Batson,
wife, Calhoun County, Florida, whose
address Is P. 0. Box 285, Altha, Florida
32421, a written and verified statement
of any claim or demand you may have
against the estate of DONNIE BAT-
SON, deceased.
Each claim must be in writing and
must indicate the basis for the claim,
the name and address of the creditor or
his agent or attorney, and the amount
claimed. If the claim is not yet due, the
date when It will become due shall be
stated. If the claim is contingent or unlil-
quldated, the nature of the uncertainty
shall be stated. If the claim Is secured,
the security shall be described. The
claimant shall deliver a copy of the
claim to Sandra Batson.
Dated: August 10, 1984.
Date of the first publication of this
notice: August 30, 1984.
Sandra Batson,
P. 0. Box 285
Aitha, FL 32421
2t 8130

IN RE: The Marriage of
Husband, Respondent,
Wife, Petitioner.
TO: Barry F. Barber
Address Unknown
tion for Dissolution of Marriage has
been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your Answer
or other response to the Petition on
Petitioners Attorney:
P. O. Box 248
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
and file the original thereof in the Cir-
cuit Court Clerk's Office, Gulf County
Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456,
on or before the 19th day of September,
1984. If you fall to do so, a Final Judg-
ment for the relief sought may be
granted by Default.
DATED this the 20th day of August,
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: s/ Tonya Knox
4t 8/23
The Federal Revenue Sharing Budget
was approved and adopted at the City
Commission open hearing August 21,
1984, at 8:00 P.M. In the Municipal
Building at the amount of $72,254.00. A
copy of the entire budget is available
for public Inspection at the Municipal
Building, Monday through Friday, 8:00
A.M. until 5:00 P.M.
is/ C. W. Brock,

City Auditor/Clerk 2t 8123
The regular school board
meeting scheduled for
September 4th has been
changed to September 11,
1984 at 5:30 p.m.
/s/ B. Walter Wilder, Supt.

Pelicans Attempting

To Make Come Back

Nesting Activity Reported Along Coast

A mixture of wildlife bi-
ologists, volunteers of the
Bay County Audubon Society
and personnel of the Florida
Park Service have teamed
together to band 165 imma-
ture Eastern brown pelicans
on Bay County's Audubon
Also known as bird island,
the one acre spit is located off
Port Panama City in St.
Andrews Bay and is home to
the only known breeding
population of pelicans along
the Gulf Coast from Cedar
Key to Pensacola.
Steve Nesbitt, a wildlife
biologist assigned to the
Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission's Gainesville
Research Office, said, "The
thing that is so unique about
the Audubon Island pelicans
is the location of the nests.
Most of the nests are on the
ground or low platforms
which is more similar to
Louisiana or Texas peli-
Pelicans nesting elsewhere
along Florida coasts nest off
the ground primarily in
Mangrove trees.
Nesbitt said each of Audu-
bon Island's four to five
pound birds was tagged with
a nickel leg band and imme-
diately released.
He said the birds are fat
and somewhat awkward now
from a rich diet of fish, but
will be dispersing along the
Gulf Coast in the next few

weeks as they learn to fly.
He said the Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commis-
sion was interested in sight-
ings of the banded pelicans
as they disperse, including
band numbers of any birds
that die.
"The brown pelican has
been listed on the Federal
Endangered Species list
since the late 1960's due to
pesticide poisoning and habi-
tat destruction in much of its
southern range," said Nes-
According to surveys be-
gun in Florida in 1968, the
pelican population has not
dipped below 7,000 birds and
the adult population now
numbers about 22,000.
The only other recent suc-
cessful nesting colony of
pelicans was located near
Port St. Joe in 1971 when 13
nests were constructed.

We wish to thank all who
sent cards of sympathy, for
the lovely food, beautiful
flowers, and the donations to
The Christian Fellowship
Church in his memory.
A special thanks to Dr.
Shirley Simpson, the nurses
at Gulf Pines hospital, the
friends who came by, and our
minister, John L. Clenney.
God bless all of you.
The Family of
Edgar E. Field

Vote For and Re-Elect



County Commissioner
District One
. Concerned About the Young, Middle Aged
, and Elderly
Pd. Pol. Adv



County Commissioner
District Three
- "A Vote for Fair and Honest Government"
Pd. Pol.Adv.

Albert C.


Democratic Candidate Dist. 5

Gulf County Commissioner
Paid Pol. Adv.






Superintendent of Gulf
r County Schools ^

Qualified & Experienced in Education

GIVE ROUSE A CHANCE Pad Pol. Ad Democrat

A Vote FOR


Will Assure You

* Honest, Fair, Professional
Appraisals of Your Property

* Sensitive to the needs
of the people

* Personal, old-fashioned
service to the people

* A Working Appraiser

* An Appraiser familiar with
Gulf County property

* A family man interested
in the future of our county.

Pd. Pol. Adv.

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 1984 PAGE THREE

Counties Nix DER

Proposal for River

To Make Apalachicola Outstanding Water

- Tallahassee Democrat
Despite local opposition,
the Department of Environ-
mental Regulation may re-
commend 59 miles of the
upper Apalachicola River be
designated an Outstanding

Florida Water.
The designation would re-
strict future development
along the river to prevent
increased pollution, agency
official Tom Swihart said.
But, Swihart said, the state
agency is considering

Vote For

Joe St. Clair
Clerk of Circuit Court
for Gulf County
SPd. Pol. Adv. by Joe St. Clair




Leon F.

Pollock, Jr.



Can Elect Good, Mediocre or Poor
Government. We get the type of government
we deserve.

For Best Government, Vote for the Best
... Qualified Candidate in Each Race..

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County Commission, District 5.

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exempting two areas to allow
limited development. One
area is in Jackson County
near Sneads and the other is
between Bristol and Blounts-
town, said Swihart.
"We'll probably recom-
mend all or part of the upper
river be designated an Out-
standing Florida Water,"
Swihart said. "Our recom-
mendations may include spe-
cial provisions for navigating
and (may) include some
The portion of the river
under consideration for de-
signation stretches from the
Georgia border south along
the borders of Jackson,
Gadsden, Calhoun and Liber-
ty counties.
Already 48 miles, of the
lower river and the Apalachi-
cola Bay are protected by
state and federal regulations.
The agency's recommen-
dation will be made to the
seven-member Environ-
mental Regulations Commis-
sion in early September.
A ruling by the commission
is expected at its October
meeting in Tallahassee, Swi-
hart said.
The Outstanding Florida
Water designation would
mean more restrictions for
activities that need a permit
from the state environmental
agency, such as dredging and
filling and wastewater dis-
The designation would
have no bearing on existing
development, or on a
county's issuance of septic
tank permits, the construc-
tion of small boat docks or
boat speeds.
Two years ago, the Florida
Defenders of the Environ-
ment, a public-interest
group, conducted an environ-
mental survey of the upper
river and petitioned for more
protective regulations on the
"We believe the river has
exceptional ecological and
recreational, ,.significance,'
said Bob Palmer, who filed
the petition for the public-
interest group.
The Jackson County Com-
mission, the Sneads City

Linton Has

ND Completed

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ve Train- Army National Guard Pvt.
Cecil E. Linton, son of Cecil
Arts - Gen. E. and Elizabeth L. Linton of
rts .- 215 Seventh St., Port St. Joe,
ice has completed basic training
s - Politi-' at Fort McClellan, Ala.
Public During the training, stu-
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Pd. Pol. Adv. drill and ceremonies, wea-
. pons, map reading, tactics,
military courtesy, military
justice, first aid, and Army
History and traditions.

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One match can burn
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Council, the Liberty and
Calhoun counties' chambers
of commerce all have re-
gistered objection to the
designation, Swihart said.
Homer Hirt, director of the
Jackson County Port Au-
thority, said with all the
public opposition from local
government and chambers of
commerce, the DER's deci-
sion to go ahead with the
designation is unfair.
"We're disappointed they
are taking this attitude.
We're in a poor area. We
already have enough trouble
attracting industry, now they
are looking to put more
restrictions on the river,"
said Hirt.
Johnny Eubanks of the
Liberty County Chamber of
Commerce said his group
was opposed to the designa-
tion because the present
restrictions on the river were
"Liberty County has not
been cited as a contributor to
the pollution of the river. We
are unalterably opposed to
pollution. But (with the de-
signation) we feel we're
being penalized," Eubanks
said. The chamber wants to
keep the river open for
industrial uses, he said.
Swihart argues the desig-
nation would not bring eco-
nomic disaster. In many
areas where rivers have been
designated Outstanding Flo-
rida Waters- such as the
Chipola River, the lower
Apalachicola, and the Wacis-
sa- development has con-
tinued, he said.
Swihart said industries
that would locate along the
river could face higher costs
in meeting the stricter pollu-
tion standards. And, he ac-
knowledged, that could be a
deterrent to industry moving
"But people have not seen
an economic disaster from
(OFW) designations," he

a I

One of the basic rights we have as

Americans is the right to vote. More

Americans are eligible to now than ever

before. We believe in freedom and

equality for all citizens and voting is a

basic requirement for the privileges we

enjoy as Americans. I urge you to vote

on Tuesday, September 4, for your 4L

Twentieth Street and Marvin Avenue
SUNDAY SCHOOL ...................... 10:00A.M.
MORNING WORSHIP ....................11:00 A.M.
EVENING WORSHIP ..................... 7:00 P.M.
WEDNESDAY EVENING . . .. .. ... .. . .. .. .. 7:00 P.M.
STEVE STUTTS, Evangelist

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PAGE FOUR THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY. AUG. 30, 1984

This group of young people attended the 1!ouse and won trophies in the end of the
summer recreation program at the STAC season competition in various events.

Summer Play

Activity Winn


The Port St. Joe Stac tournament was for elemen- Chris I
House held its regular sum- tary age students only. Win- place
Tmer session over the summer ners were: Ages 6, 7, 8- 1st, The
holidays. Under the direction Chris Mock; 2nd, Christy went t
9of Mrs. Louise "Erma" McCulley; Ages 9 and 10- award
Parker and Mrs. Pam Law- 1st, Chad Arrant, 2nd, An- House
Irence, the children, were. drea McCulley; Ages 11 and and IM
involved in various activities 1i2- 1st, Tyler Ford; 2nd, year tU
From 2:00 P.M. until 9:00 Rachael McCulley. Norton
-P.M. They played ping-pong, Elementary age students Robins
pool, cards, mini shuffle .also competed in a "Frog- Ro" Ja
board, Bingo, and a new ger" video tournament. Win- given 1
favorite this year, "Trivial ning this competition were: often tc
Pursuit". "He-Man" and Ages 6, 7, 8- 1st, Brad is a g
"Atari" were also great Stephens; 2nd, Kristi Law- hard,
entertainers. rence; Ages 9 and 10-- 1st, overall
Tournaments were held at Carolyn Stephehs; 2nd, Mike Mrs.
the conclusion of the summer Whitfield; Ages 11 and 12- Lawrel
program. There were several 1st, Mollie Skipper; 2nd, their
different games to partici- Anna Burge. privileE
pate in, and the children Another favorite competi- children
were divided into age group tion at the Stac House is the They f
categories. This year 150 Ping Pong-tournament. Win- problem
children competed: The win- :- ners were: Ages 6, 7, 8- 1st, today,
ners were as follows: Travis Williams; 2nd, Mi- not a f
POOL: Ages 6, 7, i- 1st chael Mock; Ages 9 and 10- fine yoi
TraviS Williams; 2nd, Johna- 1st, -Norton Arrant; 2nd, to exi
than Pierce; Ages 9 arid 10- . Ghad-. Arrant-' Ages 14 and parents
1st, Chad Arrant; 2nd, Jasdh 12--' 1st, Teresa Mohgold; for the
Lee; 2nd, Anna Burge; Ages 13 and ho]
Ages 11 and 12- 1st, and 14- lst, Darrell Brun- with su
- Tommy Harper; 2nd, David ner; 2nd, Jim Johnson; Ages future.
Brown; Ages 13 and 14- 1st, 15 and 16- 1st, Joe Norton;
Mickie Gainnie; 2nd, Chris 2nd, John Smith. One of the
Walding; most exciting games of the A
Ages 15 and 16- 1st, John competition was between .l1
- Smith; 2nd, Mark Costin; Chris Butts and Tony Beard,
Ages 17 and 18- 1st, Tony who competed in the 17 and
Beard; 2nd, Jack Collins- 18 year -old category. For S
worth; many years, these two young
Old Timers Tournament men have challenged each
(College Age)- 1st, Tres other, for the trophy in Ping
Parker; 2nd, Randy Raffield. Pong, and this year was no
A new game this year was exception. Tony Beard took
Mini Shuffle Board. The first place this year,. with

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"Where Jesus Christ Is King
& God's Love Is An
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10:00 A. M
11:00 A. M
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Pastor -Ira J. Nichols


First Baptist Church
Port St. Joe, Florida ' SS

9:45 ........ Bible Study(all ages)
11:00 ..... Worship (Live WJBU-AM)
6:00 ............ Church Training
7:00 .................. . W orship



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1984 "Erma Award"
o Barrett Lowery. This
is voted on by the Stac
workers, Mrs. Parker
Irs. Lawrence. This
the workers were Jim
i, Angel Barbee, Kim
son, and Richard "City
ackson. This award is
to a child who comes
o the Stac House, who
ood sport, who tries
and who displays an
1 good disposition.
Parker and Mrs.
nce wish to express
appreciation for the
ge of working with the
n of this community.
'eel that with all the
ms that youth face
this community has
ew but a great many
ung people. They wish
press thanks to the,
s of these young people
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Body, & Auto Me-
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Adult School; W&TH,
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Port St. Joe High
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diploma, if the student
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"The Runner"

School Board Member
District Three
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 1984

Highway Patrol Predicts

34 Holiday Fatalities

On Florida Hiways During Labor Day

The Florida Highway Patrol has
predicted that 34 people will die in traffic
accidents over the long Labor Day
weekend which begins at 6:00 P.M.,
Friday, August 31, and ends at midnight,
Monday, September 3.
Colonel Bobby R. Burkett, Director
of the Florida Highway Patrol said, "The
last long holiday of the summer will
generate a tremendous amount of traffic
on our streets and highways as families
travel to beaches, parks, and other
weekend vacation spots. Past experience
indicates that some of these people will
not return from their outing of fun, but
will die in traffic accidents."
A study of the causes of the 29 fatal
accidents last Labor Day Holiday, in
which 33 peopel died, revealed 69 percent

of the fatal accidents were alcohol
related. Also, last year seven of the
fatalities involved speed, and seven
involved careless driving. Monday was
the most dangerous day as 13 of the 29
accidents occurred on the last day of the
holiday period.
"Every available trooper and auxili-
ary trooper will be on patrol duty
throughout the State to help curb the
expected loss of life. We will be
attempting to apprehend those drivers
who violate the laws of this State before
they can cause an accident. I ask the
motoring public to support the effort and
report any impaired driver you observe
to the nearest Highway Patrol Station or
other Law Enforcement Agency," con-
cluded Colonel Burkett.

MINUTES. . . Mexico Beach

MINUTES,.-. Mexico Beach

The Town of Mexico Beach
held its regular meeting on
Tuesday, June 12, 1984, at
7:00 P.M. In attendance were
Mayor M. L. Hale, Council
Members Frank Golson, Bar-
bara Pierce, Robert Tim-
mons. Councilman Mar-
quardt was absent. Also
present were Police Chief
Harris, Attorney Komarek,
Town Administrator Rudloff
and Town Clerk Hutchinson.
The meeting was called to
order by Mayor Hale. The
Pledge of Allegiance was
recited in unison. Prayer was
given by Chief Harris.
Minutes of the regular
meeting of May 8, 1984, were
presented by Mayor Hale.
Motion to approve the Min-
utes was made by Council-
man Golson; 2nd.by Council-
woman Pierce. Motion pass-
ed 4-0.
Citizens comments: None.
Financial Reports: Mayor
Hale presented the financial
report for the General Fund
for the period ending April
30, 1984. Motion to approve
the report was made by
Councilman Golson; 2nd by
Councilwoman Pierce. Mo-
tion passed 4-0.
The financial report for the
General Fund for the period
ending May 31, 1984, was
presented by Mayor Hale.
Councilman Golson made a
motion to accept the report;
42nd by Cojjriilw6iAn Pier-
o ce. Motion pissed 4%0.
Mayor Hale presented the
financial report for the Water
Department for the period
ending March 31, 1984. Coun-
cilman Golson made a mo-
tion to accept the report; 2nd
by Councilwoman Pierce.
Motion passed 4-0.
Mayor Hale presented the
financial report for the peri-
od ending April 30, 1984.
Councilman Golson made a
motion to accept the report;
2nd by Councilwoman Pier-
ce. Motion passed 4-0.
: Correspondence: Mayor
Hale reported that he had
received a request from Mr.
Corry to re-zone his property
near his motel on 35th Street.
He stated that he has also
received requests to re-zone
some property northeast of
7th St. & Maryland from
RMD to RG. More letters will
be coming in for re-zoning
the property on Hwy 98 (old
wayside park area) from
RMD to Commercial. All of
these requests will be refer-
red to the Planning & Zoning
* Department Reports:
Water- Rudloff reported that
, the new ground storage tank
is in operation and the casing
under Hwy 98 is complete at
St. Joe Beach. Notification on
the sewer grant application
was received and the Town
will not be funded for the
sewage system. Mayor Hale
reported that July 7 is the
tentative date set for closing
with ,FmHA on the water
system improvements;
Street- Rudloff reported
that the department is work-

ing on drainage, culverts,
maintenance of vehicles, and
filling pot holes;
Police- monthly report
read by Councilman Tim-
mons. Chief Harris reported
that a city employee has
made an offer of $1200 on the
1981 Plymouth which the
Department plans on sell-
ing- he would like to pay
$500 down and $25-wk. Chief
Harris recommended that
the offer be accepted. Mayor
Hale noted that the Town has
no bid ordinance and that the
sale of surplus property is
handled in various ways. He
stated that $1000 had been
budgeted on the sale of this
vehicle, therefore, this will
not cause a problem. Motion
to accept the offer, docu-,
mented to make sure that it
is a conditional sale contract,
made by Councilman Tim-
mons; 2nd by Councilwoman
Pierce. Motion "passed 4-0.
Attorney Komarek advised
that the conditional sales
contract should include pro-
visions for attorney fees in
the event that the Town has
to sue. Sgt. Sellers presented
a "Help Stop Crime" sign
and stated that these signs
will be placed in designated
Fire- Mayor Hale report-
ed a false alarm had been
called in- it was just someone
burning some trash;
,dmipistration-,- Mayor
Hale explained that Hank
Basham, in coordination with
the Town and the Chamber,
produced a publication last
year which included a whole
section for Mexico Beach. He.
statedthat that they plan on doing
a repeat publication at a cost
of $500 and it has been
suggested that the Town pay
half the cost and the Cham-
ber pay half. The Town will
not be billed until next FY.
There was no objection by
any member of the Council.
Mayor Hale indicated that he
would sign up for the adver-
Committee Reports: Board
of Adjustment- Councilman
Timmons reported that the
Board met to consider two.
requests for variances: (1)
Cecil Sandifer requested a
variance of 6" on each side-
the Board voted 4-1 to grant
the variance, (2) Mark Fos-
ter requested a 4' variance on
16th St. Sandifer stated that
he had originally requested
6" on each side but the Board
recommended that he main-
tain the full amount required
between his lot and the
adjacent one. Mayor Hale,
referring to the Board's
Minutes, explained that the
Board recommended grant-
ing a 1' variance on 3rd St.
side so Mr. Sandifer can
build the house he has
selected. Councilman Tim-
mons made a motion to grant
the variance; 2nd by Council-
man Golson. Motion passed
Referring to Foster's re-
quest, Councilman Golson
stated that he has not seen

the plot plan, building plans
or specifications for Mr.
Foster's proposed structure.
Mayor Hale stated that he
has letters from neighboring
property owners- two from
R. P. Coyner. Councilman
Golson made a motion to
table this item until plans
and specifications are sub-
mitted; 2nd by Council-
woman Pierce. Mayor Hale
stated that people had driven
a long distance just because
of this one item and he would
not like to see it tabled
because of the failure of the
person requesting the vari-
ance to be here to represent
this case. Councilman Tim-
mons stated that the Board
had voted 2 for and 3 against
granting the variance. Mr.
Heathcock noted that there
has always been a problem
with those corner commerci-
al lots abutting residential
lots and deciding what is the
front and what is the side.
Motion and 2nd were with-
drawn. Coyner explained his
objections- there should be
a 20' setback where commer-
cial property adjoins resi-
dential property- which is the
front and which is the side of
the corner lots. Mayor Hale
stated that he hoped to
remedy this with an amend-
ment to the zoning ordinance.
Councilman Timmons made
a motion to accept the
Board's recommendation;
2nd by Councilwoman Pier-
ce. Councilwoman Pierce
questioned whether Foster
could re-submit a request for
the same variance or is he
turned down forever. Arch

Gardner stated that Foster
should conform with the
zoning ordinance but that he
would have recourse in Cir-
cuit Court. Mayor Hale ex-
plained that Foster proposes
to build a structure on his lot
with the front on 16th St.- 2'
from the edge of 16th St.
Komarek advised the Council
that they could deny the
request without prejudice.
Motion and 2nd withdrawn.
Councilman Timmons made
a motion to deny the request
without prejudice to resub-
mit later to show conformity
with all rules and specifica-
tions; 2nd by Councilwoman
Pierce. Motion passed 3-1,
Mayor Hale opposed.
Unfinished Business: (1)
Second reading of Ordinance
No. 149- Mayor Hale said
that since the first reading of
Ordinance No. 149 there has
been a re-calculation of re-
venues and expenditures and
explained what these
changes were. Motion made
by Councilman Golson, 2nd
by Councilman Timmons, for
the 2nd reading of Ordinance
No. 149, with these changes
incorporated, by title only.
Motion passed 4-0. Title read
by* Mayor Hale. Motion to
adopt Ordinance No. 149
made by Councilman Gol-
son; 2nd by Councilwoman
Pierce. Motion passed 4-0.
New Business: (1) Ordi-
nance No. 97 amendment-
Mayor Hale explained that
several documents govern
the Board of Adjustments-
the Southern Standard Build-
ing Code, the State Statutes,
Ordinance No. 96 and Or-
dinance No. 97. The criteria
outlined in the Code and
ordinances are hard to meet.
The Council decided some
time ago that since this
criteria could not be met the
Board would recommend to
the Council and the Council
would make the final deci-
sion. This is in conflict with
the State Statutes and the
Building Code. A proposed
revision of Ordinance No. 97
was read Mayor HaL3. He
request ';e the attorney and
the Council to review th's
proposed revision and consi-
der having the first reading
at the next meeting. Mayor
Hale indicated that there are
some local requirements that
need to go in Ordinance No.
97 pertaining to things that
arte 'eq-"irnd .n this coastal
(2) Appointment of Build-
ing Official- Mayor Hale
explained that Councilman
Timmons was appointed
Building Official, on a tem-
porary basis, and he works
during the day when most
permits are issued. He re-
commended that Arch Gard-
ner be appointed as Building
Official, with concur9nece
from Councilman Timmons
and Mr. Gardner. Motion to
appoint Arch Gardner as
Building Official made by
Councilman Golson; 2nd by
Councilman Timmons. Mo-


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P.O. 3C Johnson Finishes Navy Course

Navy Petty Officer 3rd
Class Victor E. Johnson, son
of Mr. and Mrs. W. E.
Johnson of Route 2, Dogwood
Road, Wewahitchka, has
Completed the Advanced
First Term Avionics (avia-
tion electronics) course.

During the 26-week course
at the Naval Air Technical
Training Center, Millington,
Tenn., trainees studied air-
borne communications, fire
control systems, and anti-
submarine warfare systems.
In addition to the technology

of these systems, they
studied mathematics, phy-
sics, electronic theory- and

the operating principles of
digital and analog compu-

Food Handlers Complete

Health Dept. Course

The following persons have
completed the Florida Man-
agement training program
and are eligible for certifica-
Mary Cox, Sandra Douds,
Debra Justice, and Lisa
Porter, employees of Save-
way Grocery, Port St. Joe;

tion passed 4-0.
(3) Brush-trash pickup-
Mayor Hale reported that he
had discussed with the gar-
bage collectors the possibili-
ty of them picking up brush-
they came back with a
proposal of $750-month for
this service. Mayor Hale
stated that there were no
funds in the revised budget
for this FY- no action recom-
mended at this time.
(4) Expansion of Town
Hall- Mayor Hale stated
that the administrative func-
tions have outgrown the
current offices and the Town
needs to plan now for expan-
sion- either buy property
here or move to another
area. The Council members
agreed that it would be better
to buy adjacent property.
Mayor Hale stated that there
is approximately $40,000 in
the sewer-water account
available since the Town was
turned down on their applica-
tion for a sewage system and
he would like to use part of'
this money to buy property.

and Lassie Goiner, Twin
Willow, Wewahitchka.
This training program, ad-
ministered by the Gulf'
County Health Department,
stresses the principles of safe
food handling from producer
to consumer.

The Town could apply to
FmHa for the money to build
a new office building. Mayor
Hale and Councilman Golson
volunteered to come up with
Announcements: Planning
& Zoning Board- Public
Hearing (Revision to Ordi-
nance No. 96), June 13, 1984,
7:00 P.M.;
Neighborhood Crime
Watch meeting, June 28, 7:00
Mayor Hale stated that
elections will be held in
November (3 seats up for
elections)- he announced
that he would not-be running.
Motion to adjourn made by
councilwoman Pierce; 2nd
by Councilman Golson. Mo-
tion passed 4-0. Meeting
adjourned at 8:19 P.M.
Town of Mexico
Beach, Florida
M. L. (Bob) Hale
Patricia L. Hutchinson
Town Clerk

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 1984

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1 whole chicken breast,
skinned and boned
4 tablespoons Kikkoman Soy
Sauce, divided
.1 tablespoon cornstarch
% teaspoon sugar
1 clove garlic, minced
4 teaspoons cornstarch
4 to % teaspoon crushed red

2 tablespoons vegetable
oil, divided
2 carrots, cut diagonally
into %-inch slices
1 onion, chunked and
2 small zucchini, cut in half
lengthwise, then cut into
diagonal chunks
% cup unsalted peanuts
Hot cooked rice

.Cut chicken into thin, narrow strips. Combine 1 tablespoon soy
sauce and next 3 ingredients; stir in chicken and set aside. Blend
4 teaspoons cornstarch, remaining soy sauce, red pepper and 1
cup water; set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in wok or large skillet
over high heat. Add chicken and stir-fry 2 minutes, or until
chicken is tender; remove. Heat remaining oil in same wok. Add
carrots and onion; stir-fry 3 minutes. Add zucchini; stir-fry 2
minutes. Stir .in chicken and soy sauce mixture; cook and stir
until sauce boils and thickens. Just before serving, stir in peanuts.
Serve immediately with rice as desired. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

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i cup margarine,
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WHEREAS, The Legislature under the Constitution of the State of Florida, passed Joint
Resolutions proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Flori6a, and they did
determine and direct that the said Joint Resolutions be submitted to the electors of the State
of Florida, at the General Election to be held on November 6, 1984.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE FIRESTONE, Secretary of State of the State of
Florida, do hereby give notice that an election will be held in each County in Florida, on
November 6, 1984, for the ratification or rejection of the Joint Resolutions proposing
amendments to the Constitution of the State of Florida, viz:
SECTION 4. Homestead; exemptions.--

(a) There shall be exempt from forced sale under process of any
court, and no judgment, decree or execution shall be a lien thereon,
except for the payment of taxes and assessments thereon, obligations
contracted for the purchase, improvement or "repair thereof, or
obligations contracted for house, field or other labor performed on the
realty, the following property owned by a natural person the head eof a

(1) a homestead, if located outside a municipality, to the extent of
one hundred sixty acres of contiguous land and improvements thereon,
which shall not be reduced without the owner's consent by reason of
subsequent inclusion in a municipality; or if located within a
municipality, to the extent of one-half acre of contiguous land, upon
which the exemption shall be limited to the residence of the owner or his

(2) personal property to the value of one thousand dollars.

(b) These exemptions shall inure to the surviving spouse or heirs of
the owner.

(c) The homestead shall not be subject to devise if the owner is
survived by spouse or minor child, except the homestead may be devised to
the owner's spouse if there be no minor child. The owner of homestead
real estate, joined by the spouse if married, may alienate the homestead
by mortgage, sale or gift and, if married, may by deed transfer the title
to an estate by the entirety with the spouse. If-the owner or spouse i's
incompetent, the method of alienation or encumbrance shall be.as provided
by law.
SECTION 4. Cabinet.--

(a) There shall be a cabinet composed of a secretary of state, an
, attorney general, a comptroller, a treasurer, a commissioner of
agriculture and a commissioner of education. In addition to the powers
and duties specified herein, they shall exercise such powers and perform
NW such duties, as may be prescribed by law.

(b) The secretary of state shall keep the'records of the official
. acts of the legislative and executive departments.

S (c) The attorney general shall be the chief state legal officer.
(d) The comptroller shall serve as the chief fiscal officer of the
state, and shall settle and approve accounts against the state.

(e) The treasurer shall keep all state funds and securities. He
shall disburse state funds only upon the order of the comptroller. Such
order may be in any form and may require the disbursement of state funds
' by electronic means or by means of a magnetic tape or any other transfer
S medium. y eeounter-igned by the eveverne The governer shali countersign
as a ministerial duty subject to erig&'an andamues,

(f) The commissioner of agriculture shall have supervision of matters
pertaining to agriculture except as otherwise provided by law..
(g) The commissioner of education shall supervise the public
education system in the manner prescribed by law.
the NO.3
[low SECTION 11. Vacancies.--

the (a) The governor shall fill each vacancy on the supreme court or on a
eye. district court ,of appeal by appointing for a term ending on the first
which Tusdtay after the first Monday in January of the year following the next
hout general election occurring at least one year after the date of
appointment, one of three persons nominated by the appropriate judicial
nominating commission.

(b) The governor shall fill each vacancy on a circuit court or on a
county court by appointing for a term ending on the first Tuesday after
the first Monday in January of the year following the next primary and
general election, one of not fewer than three persons nominated by the
appropriate judicial nominating commission. An election shall be held to
fill that judicial office for the term of the office beginning at the end
of the appointed term.
d (c) The nominations shall be made within thirty days from the
occurrence of a vacancy unless the period is extended by the governor for
a time not to exceed thirty days. The governor shall make the
ides appointment within sixty days after the nominations have been certified
to him.
ctric (d) There shall be a separate judicial nominating commission as
tter; provided by general law for the supreme court, each district court of
mof appeal, and each judicial circuit for all trial courts within the
nkle circuit. Uniform rules of procedure shall.be established by the judicial
nominating commissions at each level of the court system. Such rules, or
any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority
vote of the membership of each house of the legislature, or by the
supreme court, five justices concurring. Except for deliberations of the
judicial nominating commissions, the proceedings of the commissions and
their records shall be open to the public.,

SECTION 2. Members; officers; legislative privilege.--

(a) Each house shall be 'the sole judge of the qualifications,
elections", and returns of its members, and shall biennially choose its
officers, including a permanent presiding officer selected from its
membership, who shall be designated in the senate as President of the
Senate, and in the house as Speaker of the House of Representatives. The
senate shall designate a Secretary to serve at its pleasure, and the
house of representatives shall designate a Clerk to serve at its

'(b) Members of the senate and the house of representatives shall in
all cases be privileged with regard to any speech or debate relating to
legislative duties, and they shall not be questioned in any other place
with respect thereto.

(c) The legislature shall appoint an auditor to serve at its pleasure
who shall audit public records and perform related duties as prescribed
by law or concurrent resolution.

NO. 5
SECTION 1. Counties.--
(a) POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS. The state shall be divided by law into
political subdivisions called counties. Counties may be created,
abolished or changed by law, with provision for payment or apportionment
of the public debt.

(b) COUNTY FUNDS. The care, custody and method of disbursing county
funds shall be provided by general law.-

(c) GOVERNMENT. Pursuant to general or special law, a county
government may be established by charter which shall be adopted, amended
or repealed only upon vote of the electors of the county in a special
election called for that purpose.
(d) COUNTY OFFICERS. There shall be elected by the electors of each
county, for terms of four years, a sheriff, a tax collector, a property
appraiser, a supervisor of elections, and a clerk of the circuit court;
except, when provided by county charter or special law approved by vote
of. the electors 'of the county, any county officer may be chosen in
another manner therein specified, or any county office may be abolished
when all the duties of the office prescribed by general law are
transferred to another office. When not otherwise provided by county
charter or special law approved by vote of the electors, the clerk of the
circuit court shall be ex officio clerk of the board of county
commissioners, auditor, recorder and custodian of all county funds.
(e) COMMISSIONERS. Except when otherwise provided by county charter,

the governing body of each county shall be a board of county
commissioners composed of five or seven members serving staggered terms
of four years. After each decennial census the board of county
commissioners shall divide the county into districts of contiguous
territory as nearly equal in population as practicable. One commissioner
residing in each district shall be elected as provided by law by-thei

(f) NON-CHARTER GOVERNMENT. Counties not operating under county
charters shall have such power 'of self-government as is provided by
general or special law. The board of county commissioners of a county
not operating under a charter may enact, in a manner prescribed by
general law, county ordinances not inconsistent with general or special
law, but an ordinance in conflict with a municipal ordinance shall not be
effective within the municipality to the extent of such conflict.
(g) CHARTER GOVERNMENT. Counties operating under county charters
shall have all powers of local self-government not inconsistent with
general law, or with special law approved by vote of the electors. The
governing body of a county operating under a charter may enact county
ordinances not inconsistent with general law. The charter shall provide
which shall prevail in the event of conflict between county and municipal

(h) TAXES; LIMITATION. Property situate within municipalities shall
not be subject to taxation for services rendered by the county
exclusively for the benefit of the property or residents in
unincorporated areas.

(i) COUNTY ORDINANCES. Each county ordinance shall be filed with the
secretary of state and shall become effective at such time thereafter as
is provided by general law.
(j) VIOLATION OF ORDINANCES. Persons violating county ordinances
shall be prosecuted and punished as provided by law.

(k) COUNTY SEAT. In every county there shall be a county seat at
which shall be located the principal offices and permanent recordsiof all
county officers. The county seat may not be moved except as provided by
general law. Branch offices for the conduct of county business may be
established elsewhere in the county by resolution of the governing body
of the county in the manner prescribed by law. No instrument shall be
deemed recorded in the county until filed at the county seat according to
SECTION 8. Eligibility.--No person shall be eligible for office of
justice or judge of any court unless he is an elector of the state and
resides in the territorial jurisdiction of his court. No justice or
judge shall serve after attaining the age of seventy years except upon
temporary assignment or to complete a term, one-half of which he has
served. No person is eligible for the office of justice of the supreme
court or judge of a district court of appeal unless he is, and has been
for the preceding ten years, a member of the bar of Florida. No person
is eligible for the office of circuit judge unless he is, and has been
for the preceding five years, a member of the bar of Florida. Unless
otherwise provided by general law, no person., is eligible for the office
of a county court judge unless he is. and has been for the preceding five
years, must-be a member of the bar of Florida. Unless otherwise provided
by general law, a person shall be eligible for election or appointment to
the office of county court judge in a county having a population of
40,000 or less if he is a member in good standing of the bar of Florida.


SECTION 11. State bonds; revenue bonds.--

(a) State bonds pledging the full faith and credit of the state may.
be issued only to finance or refinance the cost of state fixed capital
Outlay projects authorized by law, and purposes incidental thereto, upon
approval by a vote of the electors; provided state bonds issued pursuant
to this subsection 4ae may be refunded without a vote of the electors at
a lower net average interest cost rate. The-total outstanding: principal
of state bonds issued pursuant to this subsection 4ae shall never exceed
fifty percent of the total tax revenues of the state for the two
preceding fiscal "years, excluding any tax revenues held in trust under
the provisions of this constitution.

(b) Moneys sufficient to pay debt service on state.bonds as the same
becomes due shall be appropriated by law.

-(c) Any-state bonds pledging the full faith and credit of the state
issued under this section or any other section of this constitution may
be combined for the purposes of sale,

(d)fe *"'Revenue .bonds .may,-be- issued -by. -the state or its agencies
without a vote of.the electors only to finance or refinance the cost ' of
state fixed capital outlay projects authorized by law, and purposes .
incidental thereto, and shall be payable' solely from funds derived
directly from sources other than state tax revenues er-rents-or-Eees-paid

(e) Each project, building, or facility to be financed or refinanced
with revenue bonds issued under this section shall first be approved by
the Legislature by an act relating to appropriations or by general lavw.
NO. 8
SECTION 9. Bonds.--

(1) Article IX, Section 17, of the Constitution Of 1885, as amended,
as it existed immediately before this Constitution, as revised in 1968,
became effective, is adopted by this reference as a part of this revision
as completely as though incorporated herein verbatim, except revenue
bonds, revenue certificates or other evidences of indebtedness hereafter
issued thereunder may be issued by the agency of the state so authorized
by law.
(2) That portion of Article XII, Section 9, Subsection (a) of this
Constitution, as amended, which by reference adopted Article XII, Section
19 of the Constitution of 1885, as amended, as the same existed
immediately before the effective date of this amendment is adopted by-
this reference as part of this revision as completely as though
incorporated herein verbatim, for the purpose of providing that after the
effective date of this amendment all of the proceeds of the revenues
derived from the gross receipts taxes, as therein defined, collected in
each year shall be applied as provided therein to the extent necessary to
comply with all obligations to or for the benefit of holders of bonds or
certificates issued before the effective date of this amendment or any
refundings thereof which are secured by such gross receipts taxes. No
bonds or other obligations may be issued pursuant to the provisions of !
Article XII, Section 19, of the Constitution of 1885, as amended, but
this provision shall not be construed to prevent the refunding of any
such outstanding bonds or obligations pursuant to the provisions of this
subsection (a)(2).
Subject to the requirements of the first.paragraph of this subsection
(a)(2), beginning July 1, 1975, and for fifty years thereafter, all of
the proceeds of the revenues derived from the gross receipts taxes
collected from every person, 'including municipalities, as provided and
levied pursuant to the provisions of as-of-the-ttme-of-adedoption-of-this
subsection-~a1B2-in chapter 203, Florida Statutes, (hereinafter called
"gross receipts taxes"), as in existence as of the date of the adoption
of this amendment or as such chapter is amended from time to time shall,
as collected, be placed in a trust fund to be known as the "public
education capital outlay and' debt service trust fund" in the state
treasury (hereinafter referred to as "capital outlay fund"), and used
only as provided herein.
The capital outlay fund shall be administered by the state board of
education as created and constituted by Section 2 of Article IX of .the
Constitution of Florida as revised in 1968 (hereinafter referred to as
"state board"), or by such other instrumentality of the state which shall
hereafter succeed by law to the powers, duties and functions of the state
board, including the powers, duties and functions of the state board
provided in this subsection (a)(2). The state board shall be a body
corporate and shall'have all the powers provided herein ,in addition to
all other constitutional and statutory powers related to the purposes of
this subsection (a)(2) heretofore or hereafter conferred by law upon the
state board, or its predecessor created by the Constitution of 1885, as

State bonds pledging the full faith and credit of the state may be
issued, without a vote of the electors, by the state board pursuant to
law to finance or refinance capital projects theretofore authorized by
the legislature, and any purposes appurtenant or incidental thereto, for
the state system of public education provided for in Section 1 of Article
IX of this Constitution (hereinafter referred to as "state system'),
including but not limited to institutions of higher learning, junior
colleges, vocational technical schools, or public schools, as now defined
or as may hereafter be defined by law. All such bonds shall mature not
later than July 1, 2025. All other details of such bonds shall be as
provided by law or by the proceedings authorizing such bonds; provided,
however, that no bonds, except refunding bonds, shall be issued, and no
proceeds shall be expended for the cost of any capital project, unless1
such project has been authorized by the legislature.
Bonds issued pursuant to this subsection (a)(2) shall be primarily
payable from such revenues derived from gross receipts taxes, and shall
be additionally secured by the full faith and credit of the state. No
such bonds shall ever be issued in an amount exceeding ninety percent of
the amount which the state board determines can be serviced by the
revenues derived from the gross receipts taxes accruing thereafter under


the provisions of this subsection (a)(2), and such determination shall be
The moneys in the capital outlay fund in each fiscal year shall be
, used only for the following purposes and in the following order of
a. For the payment of the principal of and interest on any bonds
maturing in such fiscal year;
b. For the deposit into any reserve funds provided for in the
proceedings authorizing the issuance of bonds of any amounts required to
be deposited in such reserve funds in such fiscal year;
c. For direct payment - of the cost or any part of the cost of any
capital project for the state system theretofore authorized by the
legislature, or for the purchase or redemption of outstanding bonds in
accordance with the provisions of the proceedings which authorized the
issuance of such bonds.
(b) REFUNDING BONDS. Revenue bonds to finance the cost of state
capital projects issued prior to the date this revision becomes
effective, including projects of the Florida state turnpike authority or
its successor but excluding all portions of the state highway system, may
be refunded as provided by law without vote'of the electors at a lower
net average interest cost rate by the issuance of bonds maturing not
later than the obligations refunded, secured by the same revenues only.
(1) A state tax, designated "second gas tax," of two cents per gallon
upon gasoline and other like products of petroleum and an equivalent tax
upon other sources of energy used to propel motor vehicles as levied by
Article IX, Section 16, of the Constitution of 1885, as amended, is
hereby continued. The proceeds of said tax shall be placed monthly in
the state roads distribution fund in the state treasury."
(2) Article IX, Section 16, of the Constitution of 1885, as amended,
is adopted by this reference as a part of this revision as completely as
though incorporated herein verbatim for the purpose of providing that
after the effective date of this revision the proceeds of the "second gas
tax" as referred to therein shall be allocated among the several counties
in accordance with the formula stated therein to the extent necessary to
comply with all obligations to or for the benefit of'holders of bonds,
, revenue certificates and tax anticipation certificates or any refundings
thereof secured by any portion of the "second gas tax."
(3) No funds anticipated to be allocated under the formula stated in
Article IX, Section 16, of the Constitution of 1885, as amended, shall be
pledged as security for any obligation hereafter issued or entered into,
except that any outstanding obligations previously issued pledging
revenues allocated under said Article IX, Section 16, may be refunded at
a lower average net interest cost rate by the issuance of refunding
bonds, maturing not later than the obligations refunded, secured by the
same revenues and any other security authorized in paragraph (5) of this

(4) Subject to the requirements of paragraph (2) of this subsection
and after payment of administrative expenses, the "second gas tax" shall
be. allocated to the account of each of the several counties in the
amounts to. be determined as follows: There shall be an initial
allocation of one-fourth in the ratio of county area to state area, one-
fourth in the ratio of the total county population, to the total
population of the state in accordance with the latest available federal
census, and one-half in the ratio of the total "second gas tax" collected
on retail sales or use in each county to the total collected in all
counties of the state during the previous fiscal year. If the annual
debt service requirements of any obligations issued for any county,
including any deficiencies for prior years, secured under .paragraph (2)
of this subsection, exceeds the amount which would be allocated to that
county under the formula set out in this paragraph, the amounts allocated
to other counties shall'be reduced proportionately.

(5) Funds allocated under paragraphs (2) and (4) of this subsection
shall be administered by the state board of administration created under
said Article IX, Section 16, of the Constitution of 1885, as amended, and
'which is continued as a body corporate for the life of this subsection
9(c). The board shall remit the proceeds of the "second. gas tax" in each-
county account for use in said county as follows: eighty per cent to the
state agency supervising the state road system and twenty per cent to the
governing body of the county. The percentage allocated to the county may
be increased by general law. The proceeds of the "second gas tax"
subject to allocation to the several counties under this paragraph (5)
shall be used first, for the payment of obligations pledging revenues
allocated pursuant to Article IX, Section 16, of the Constitution of
1885, as amended, and any refundings thereof; second, for the payment of
debt service on bonds issued as provided by this paragraph (5) to finance
the acquisition and construction of roads as defined by. la; and third,
for the acquisition and construction of roads and for road maintenance as
authorized by law. When authorized by law, state bonds pledging the full
faith and credit of the state may be issued without any election: (I) to
refund obligations secured by any portion of the "second gas tax"
'-o 'a- Ao unt'y ty der Artcidle IX� -SeCtiont6 'of' the, pConstitution
of 1885, as amended; (ii) to finance the acquisition and construction of
roads in a county when approved by the governing body of the county and
the state agency supervising the state road system; and (iii) to refund
obligations secured by any portion of the "second gas tax" allocated
under paragraph 9(c)(4). No such bonds shall be issued unless a state
fiscal agency created by law has made a determination that in no state
fiscal year will the debt service requirements of the bonds and all other
bonds secured by the pledged portion of the "second gas tax" allocated to
the county exceed seventy-five per cent of the pledged portion of the
"second gas tax* allocated to that county for the preceding state fiscal
year, of the pledged net tolls frdm existing facilities collected in the
preceding state fiscal year,- and of the annual average net tolls
anticipated during the first five state fiscal years of operation of new
projects to be financed, and of any other legally available pledged
revenues collected in the preceding state fiscal year. Bonds issued
pursuant to this subsection shall be payable primarily from the pledged
tolls, the pledged portions of the "second gas tax" allocated to that
county, and any other pledged revenue, and shall mature not later than
forty years from the date of issuance.

(1) Article XII, Section 9, Subsection (d) of this constitution, as
amended, (which, by reference, adopted Article XII, Section 18, of the
Constitution of 1885, as amended) as the same existed immediately before
the effective date of this amendment is adopted by this reference as part
of this amendment as completely as though incorporated herein verbatim,
fore the effective date of that after the effective date of this
amendment the first proceeds of the revenues derived from the licensing
of motor vehicles as referred to therein shall be distributed annually
among the several counties in the ratio of the number of instruction
units in each county, the same being coterminus with t the school district
of each county as provided in Article IX, Section 4, Subsection (a) of
this constitution, in each year computed as provided therein to the
extent necessary to comply with all obligations to or for the benefit of
holders of bonds or motor vehicle tax anticipation certificates issued
before the effective date of this amendment or any refundings thereof
which are secured by any portion of such revenues derived from the
licensing of motor vehicles.
(2) No funds anticipated to be'distributed annually .among the several
counties under the formula stated in Article XII, Section 9, Subsection
(d) of this constitution, as amended, as the same existed .immediately
before the effective date of this amendment shall be pledged as security
for any obligations hereafter issued or entered into, except that any
outstanding obligations previously issued pledging such funds may be
:refunded at a lower net 'average interest cost rate by the issuance of
refunding bonds maturing not later than the obligations refunded, secured
by the same revenues and any other security authorized in paragraph (13)
'of this subsection (d).

(3)' Subject to the requirements of paragraph (1) of this subsection
(d) beginning July 1, 1973 and for thirty-five years thereafter, the
first proceeds of the revenues derived from the licensing of motor
*vehicles to the extent necessary to comply with the provisions of this
amendment, shall, as collected, be placed monthly in the school district
-and junior college district capital outlay and debt service fund in the
statee treasury and used only as provided in this amendment. Such revenue
� shall be distributed annually among the several school districts and
.junior college districts in the ratio of the number of instruction units
.'in each school district or junior college district in each year computed
as provided herein. The amount of the first revenues derived from the
,state motor vehicle license taxes to be so set aside in each year and
.distributed as provided herein shall be an amount equal in the aggregate
to the product of six hundred dollars ($600) multiplied by the total
,number of instruction units in all the school districts of Florida for
.the school fiscal year 1967-68, plus an amount equal in the aggregate' to
'the product of eight hundred dollars ($800) multiplied by the total
number of instruction units in all the school districts of Florida for
the school fiscal year 1972-73 and for each school fiscal year thereafter
:which is in excess of the total number of such instruction units in all

the school districts of Florida for the school fiscal year 1967-68, such
.excess units being designated "growth units." The amount of the first
.revenues derived from the state motor vehicle license taxes to be so set
aside in each year and distributed as provided herein shall additionally
be an amount equal in the aggregate to the product of four hundred
'dollars ($400) multiplied by the total number of instruction units in all
junior college districts of Florida. The number of instruction units in
;each school district or junior college district in each year for. the
purposes of this amendment shall be the greater of (1) the number of
'instruction units in each school district for the school fiscal year
"'1967-68 or junior college district for the school fiscal year 1968-69
computed in the manner heretofore provided by general law, or (2) the
number of instruction units in such school district, including growth
uAits, or junior college district for the school fiscal year computed in
the manner heretofore or hereafter provided by general law and approved
!by the state board of education (hereinafter called the state board), or
(3) the number of instruction units in each school district, including
.growth units, or junior college district on behalf of which the state
board has issued bonds or motor vehicle tax anticipation certificates
under this amendment which will produce sufficient revenues under this
amendment to equal one and twelve-hundredths (1.12) times the aggregate

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, AUG. 30. 1984

amount of principal of and interest on all bonds or motor vehicle tax
anticipation certificates issued under this amendment which will mature
and become due in such year, computed in the manner heretofore or
hereafter provided by general law and approved by the state board.
(4) Such funds so distributed shall be administered by the state
board as now created and constituted by Section 2 of Article IX of the
State Constitution as revised in 1968, or by such other instrumentality
of the state which shall hereafter succeed by law to the powers, duties
and- functions of the state board, including the powers, duties and
functions of the state board provided in this amendment. For the
purposes of this amendment, said state board shall be a body corporate
and shall have all the powers provided in this amendment in addition to
all other constitutional and statutory powers related to the purposes of
this amendment heretofore or hereafter conferred upon said state board.
(5) The state board shall, in addition to its other constitutional
and statutory powers, have the management, control and supervision of the
proceeds of the first part of the revenues derived from the licensing of
motor vehicles provided for in this subsection (d). The state board
shall also have power, for the purpose of obtaining funds for the use of
any school board of any school district or board of trustees of any
junior college district in acquiring, building, constructing, altering.
remodeling, improving, enlarging, furnishing, equipping, maintaining,
renovating, or repairing of capital outlay projects for school purposes
to issue bonds or motor vehicle tax anticipation certificates, and also
to issue such bonds or motor vehicle tax anticipation certificates to
pay, fund or refund any bonds or motor vehicle tax anticipation
certificates theretofore issued by said state board. All such bonds or
motor vehicle tax anticipation certificates shall bear interest at not
exceeding five per centum per annum, or such higher interest rate as may
be authorized by statute heretofore or hereafter passed by a three-fifths
( 3/5 ) vote of each house of the legislature. All such bonds shall
mature serially in annual installments commencing not more than three (3)
years from the date of issuance thereof and ending not later than thirty
(30) years from the date of issuance, or July 1, 2007, A.D., whichever is
earlier. All such motor vehicle tax anticipation certificates shall
mature prior to July 1, 2007, A.D. The state board shall have power to
determine all other details of said bonds or motor vehicle tax
anticipation certificates and to sell at public sale after public
advertisement, or exchange said bonds or motor vehicle tax anticipation
certificates, upon such terms and conditions as the state board shall
(6) The state board shall also have power to pledge for the payment
of the principal of and interest on such bonds or motor vehicle tax
anticipation certificates, including refunding bonds or refunding motor
vehicle tax anticipation certificates, all or any part from the
anticipated revenues to be derived from the licensing of motor vehicles'
provided for in this amendment and to enter into any covenants and other
agreements with the holders of such bonds or motor vehicle tax
anticipation certificates at the time of the issuance thereof concerning
the security thereof and the rights of the holders thereof, all of which
covenants and agreements shall constitute legally binding and irrevocable
contracts with such holders and shall be fully enforceable by such
holders in any court of competent jurisdiction.
(7) No such bonds or motor vehicle tax anticipation certificates
shall ever be issued by the state board until after the adoption of a
resolution requesting the issuance thereof by the school board of the
school district or board of trustees of the junior college district on
behalf of which the obligations are to be issued. The state board of
education shall limit the amount of such bonds or motor vehicle tax
anticipation certificates which can be issued on behalf of any school
district or junior college district to ninety percent (90%) of the amount
which it determines can be serviced by the revenue accruing to the school
district or junior college district under the provisions of this
amendment, and such determination shall be conclusive. All such bonds or
motor vehicle tax anticipation certificates shall be issued in the name
of the state board of education but shall be issued for and on behalf of
the school board of the school district or board of trustees of the
junior college district requesting the issuance thereof, and no election
or approval of qualified electors shall be required for the issuance
(8) The state board shall in each year use the funds distributable
pursuant to this amendment to the credit of each school district or
junior college district only in the following manner and in order of
a. To comply with the requirements of paragraph (1) of this
subsection (d).
b. To pay all amounts of principal and interest maturing in such year
on any bonds or motor vehicle tax anticipation certificates issued under
the authority hereof, including refunding bonds or motor vehicle tax
anticipation certificates, issued on behalf of the school board of such
school -district or board of trustees of such junior college district;
subject, however, to any covenants or agreements made by the state board
concerning the rights between holders of different issues of such bonds
or motor vehicle tax anticipation certificates, as herein authorized.
c. To establish and maintain a. sinking fund or funds to meet future
requirements for debt service or reserves therefore, on bonds or motor
vehicle tax anticipation certificates issued on behalf of the school
board of such school district or board of trustees of such junior college
district under the authority hereof, whenever the state board shall deem
it necessary or advisable, and in such amounts and under such terms and
conditions as the state board shall in its discretion determine.

d. To distribute annually to the several school boards of the school
districts or the boards of trustees of the junior college districts for
use in payment of debt service on bonds heretofore or hereafter issued by
any such school boards of the school districts or boards of trustees of
the junior college districts where the proceeds of the bonds were used,
or are to be used, in the acquiring, building, constructing, altering,
remodeling, improving, enlarging, furnishing, equipping, maintaining,
renovating, or repairing of capital outlay projects in such school
districts or junior college districts and which capital outlay projects.
have been approved by the school board of the school district or board of
trustees of the junior college district, pursuant to the most recent
survey or surveys conducted under regulations prescribed by the state
board to determine the capital outlay needs of the school district or
junior college district. The state board shall have power at the time of
issuance of any bonds by any school board of any school district or board
of trustees of any junior college district to covenant and agree with
such school board or board of trustees as to the rank and priority of
payments to be made for different issues of bonds under this subparagraph
d., and may further agree that any amounts to be distributed under this
subparagraph d. may be pledged for the debt service on bonds issued by
any school board of any school district or board of trustees of any
junior college district and for the rank and priority of such pledge.
Any such covenants or agreements of the state board may be enforced by
any holders of such bonds in any court of competent jurisdiction.
e. To distribute annually to the several school boards of the school
districts or boards of trustees of the junior college districts for the
payment of the cost of acquiring, building, constructing, altering,
remodeling, improving, enlarging, furnishing, equipping, maintaining,
renovating, or repairing of capital outlay projects for school purposes
in such school district or junior college district as shall be. requested
by resolution of the school board of the school district or board of
trustees of the junior college district.
f. When all major capital outlay needs of a school district or junior
college district have been met as determined by the state board, on the
basis of a survey made pursuant to regulations of the state board and
approved by the state board, all such funds remaining shall be
distributed annually and used for such school purposes in such school
district or junior college district as the school board of the school
district or board of trustees of the junior college district shall
determine, or as may be provided by general law.
(9) Capital outlay projects of a school district or junior college
district shall be eligible to participate in the funds accruing under
this amendment and derived from the proceeds of bonds and motor vehicle
tax anticipation certificates and from the motor vehicle license taxes,
only in the order of priority of needs, as shown by a survey or surveys
conducted in the school district or junior college district under
regulations prescribed by the state board, to determine the capital
outlay needs of the school district or junior college district and
approved by the state board; provided that the priority of such projects
may be changed from time to time upon the request of the school board of
the school district or board of trustees of the junior college district
and with the approval of the state board; and provided further, that this
paragraph (9) shall not in any manner affect any covenant, agreement or
pledge made by the state board in the issuance by said state board of any
bonds or motor vehicle tax anticipation certificates, or in connection
with the issuance of any bonds of any school board of any school
district, or board of trustees of any junior college district.

(10) The state board may invest any sinking fund or funds created
pursuant to this amendment in direct obligations of the United States' of
America or in the bonds or motor vehicle tax anticipation certificates,
issued by the state board on behalf of tfe school board of any school
district or board of trustees of any junior college district.
(11) The state board shall have power to make and enforce all rules
and regulations necessary to the full exercise of the powers herein
granted and no legislation shall be required to render this amendment of
full force and operating effect. The legislature shall not reduce the
levies of said motor vehicle license taxes during the life of this
amendment to any degree which will fail to provide the full amount
necessary to comply with the provisions of this amendment and pay the
necessary expenses of administering the laws relating to the licensing of
motor vehicles, and shall not enact any law having the effect of
withdrawing the proceeds of such motor vehicle license taxes from the
operation of this amendment and shall not enact any law impairing or
materially altering the rights.of the holders of any bonds or motor
vehicle tax anticipation certificates issued pursuant to this amendment
or impairing or altering any covenant or agreement of the state board, as
provided in such bonds or motor vehicle tax anticipation certificates.
(12) The state board shall have power to appoint such persons and fix
their compensation for the administration of the provisions of this

The Federal Highway Ad-
ministration has funds available
for work on roads in our na-
tional forests\and, in the past,
I have been successful in ob-
taining funds for work in both
the Apalachicola National
Forest and the Osceola National
Forest. Forest Highway 13,
located in the Apalachicola
National Forest should be paved
and I have requested the
Department of Transportation
to allocate $1 million for paving
six miles of the highway,
located primarily in Liberty
FH 13 is the main east-west
artery through the forest and is
utilized by people visiting the
forest and just passing through.
This road work is important and
needed at this time and I am
hopeful that we will be able to,
obtain the funds in the next few

The House Committee on
Science and Technology, which
I have the honor to chair, has.
been a leader in agricultural
research. A subcommittee of
my committee is now conduct-
ing hearings on the issue'of
food irradiation. This process,
studied since the 1940s, is con-
sidered to be an attractive alter-
native to chemicals utilized in
the post-harvesting treatment
of crops. Potentially, this
technology can be used in.the
food preservation process in a
variety of ways that may revolu-
tionize the industry.
The chemical EDB is being
eliminated because of the
potential of health risks
associated with its use and it is
vitally important that we
develop alternatives and do so
The future of irradiation is
not certain but we must explore
its possible uses and give the

process a

fair hearing and

* * *

Too many people remain
unemployed throughout Florida
and the nation and I am com-
mitted to government policies
to aid the private sector in
finding jobs. Many factories in
the northeast and midwest are
old and rehabilitation would be
extremely costly. More and
more firms are moving their
operations to the Sunbelt and
Florida is gaining its share of
new industry. I believe the
climate for business in north
Florida is excellent and there are
possibilities for several new
businesses throughout the
I have worked with new in-
dustries and shall continue to do
so. We want more jobs in com-
panies that our compatible with
our north Florida environment.

* * *

The rise in the Gross Na-
tional Product (GNP) is out-
stanoing news and indicates
that our economic recovery is
continuing. Housing starts,
always a key indicator, have not
risen as rapidly as we would like
but Ambricans are beginning to
borrow money and invest and
these are critical factors in-
dicating increased consumer
confidence in the economy.
The federal government can
do its part'by reducing its share
of the GNP by reducing spend'
ing. We are making progress ofi
budgetary restraint and I arm
hopeful the Federal Reserve
Board will not tighten the
money supply by raising the
prime interest rate. Our
economic recovery is still too
fragile for tight money policies
which may throw the recovery
off its pace.

Say You Saw It In The Star!

amendment as it shall deem necessary, and the expenses of
the state board in administering the provisions of this
amendment shall be prorated among the various school
districts .and junior college districts and paid out of the
proceeds of the bonds or motor vehicle tax anticipation
certificates or from the funds distributable to each school
district or junior college district on the same basis as such
motor vehicle license taxes are distributable to the various
school districts or junior college districts under the
provisions of this amendment. Interest or profit on sinking
fund investments shall accrue to the school districts or
junior college districts in proportion to their respective
equities in the sinking fund or funds.

(13) Bonds issued by the state board pursuant to this
subsection (d) shall be payable primarily from said motor
vehicle license taxes as provided herein, and if heretofore
or hereafter authorized by law, may be additionally
secured by pledging the full faith and credit of the state
without an election. When heretofore or hereafter
authorized by law, bonds issued pursuant to Article XII,
Section 18 of the Constitution of 1885, as amended prior to
1968, and bonds issued pursuant to Article XII, Section 9,
subsection (d) of the Constitution as revised in 1968, and
bonds issued pursuant to this subsection (d), may be
refunded by the issuance of bonds additionally secured by
the full faith and credit of the state only at a lower net
average interest cost rate.

(e) DEBT LIMITATION. Bonds issued pursuant to
this Section 9 of Article XII which are payable primarily
from revenues pledged pursuant to this section shall not be
included in applying the limits upon the amount of state
bonds contained in Section 11, Article VII, of this revision.

(f) If, at the general election at which this amendment
is adopted, there is also adopted an amendment to this
section wherein the proposed language of subsection (a)
differs from that contained herein, then such other
language as to subsection (a) shall prevail over the
language of subsection (a) as contained herein.

(g) If, at the general election at which this
amendment is adopted, there is also adopted an
amendment to this section wherein the proposed language
of subsection (d) differs from that contained herein, then
such other language shall prevail over the language of
subsection (d) as contained herein.

(h) If, at the general election at which this
amendment is adopted, there is also adopted an
amendment to this section wherein the proposed language
of subsection (c) differs from that contained herein, then
such other language as to subsection (c) shall prevail over
the language of subsection (c) as contained herein. This
amendment shall take effect as of July 1, 1975.

In civil actions: a) no party can be found liable for
payment of damages in excess of his-her percentage of
liability; b) the Court shall grant a summary judgment on
motion of any party, when the Court finds no genuine
dispute exists concerning the material facts of the case; c)
noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering, mental
anguish, loss of consortium, and loss of capacity for
enjoyment of life shall not be awarded in excess of $100,000
against any party.

set my hand and affixed the Great Seal of the
State of Florida at Tallahassee, the Capital, this
the 13th day of August, A.D., 1984.
CODING: Words in 4rtneki-heiugh type- are
deletions from existing law; words in unde-
scored type are additions.
2t-8-30 & 9-27


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bler, cornbread, rolls.
Fried chicken, chicken & dumpl-
ings, meat loaf, macaroni &
cheese, field peas, turnip
greens, mashed potatoes, fried
okra, peach cobbler, cornbread,

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