The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: August 15, 1985
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Industry-Deep Water Port-Fine People-Safest Beaches in Florida

Corps Offers Gulf

County Carrot

Wants to Make Spoil Material Available for River Dredging Support

Thre Gulf County commission,
which has vocally opposed uncontroll-
ed dredging and snagging operations
in the Apalachicola for years, had the
Corps of Engifeers offer them a
carrot Tuesday. ,
The Commission has also had to
hunt, diligently, for sources of dirt for
its road work activities, also, so the
Corps made them a deal which the
Board could hardly refuse.
Alton Colvin, area director for the
Corps out of its Panama City office
and Glenn Coffey, in charge of the
Apalachicola River maintenance
dredging operations in three states,
told the Commission they are working
up a spoil agreement for the next 25
years or so, which would benefit the
Corps and the" counties along the


river. - -
Coffey, who was main spokesman
for the group, said the Corps is trying
to change its image, by offering the
spoil material to the counties along
the river to use as fill dirt. In
exchange, the Corps wants each
county to designate spoil sites for the
material. Coffey said the only cost to
the county would be for providing for
spoil sites, if there is any cost and
construction of holding dikes if one is
necessary. There would be consider-
ably more material available to Gulf
each year than the county requires for
its needs.
As an aside to the subject,
Commissioners Everett Owens and
Doug Birmingham aired a common
complaint of the Board that Corps of

Engineers operations are stopping up
"all'the sloughs from the Cut-off to
Kennedy Creek", Owens pointed out
there was only one creel- still open in
that stretch and it is filling up. "A few
years ago, there were six or eight
creeks which would allow you to go
from the Chipola to the Apalachicola
River, now there are none unless
there is about 10 feet of water".
Steve Leitman of the Department
of Environmental Regulation, who
came along with Colvin and Coffey,
defended the Corps in the matter by
pointing out that DER would not allow
dumping of dredge spoil where it
would enter the creeks. Leitman said
it was his opinion the problem came
from natural actions by the river.
The Corps representatives seem-

ed to tacitly recognize that they
caused at least part of the problem.
Colvin and Coffey said the Corps was
giving more attention to the problem
mentioned by Owens and Birming-

Colvin pointed out the Corps kept
the sloughs cleaned out in years past,
"but DER stopped us in the 60's. Now
they want us to begin opening them up

Coffey said the Corps was "going
to everything we can do to keep the
sloughs open in the future"
(Continued on Page 3)

Running Out of Money

Clerk of the Circuit Court Jerry
Gates, who is also Gulf County's fiscal
agent, warned that the county would
over-spend a part of its budget by
August 31 if the current rate of
spending continued.
Citing funding of a full-time Civil
Defense director and secretary as the
culprit in the budget over-run, Gates
said employing the director and
secretary on a full-time basis after
budgeting for part-time positions has
put the budget in a bind which needs
the Board's attention immediately.
"I cannot write a check for a
monthly draw to the Fine and
Forfeiture Fund knowing there isn't
money budgeted to cover the expense
on penalty from.the Florida Statutes",
Gates said. "If I do, I ain held
responsible for those funds written

over the budgeted amount and am
responsible for them", he continued.
,Gates left no misunderstanding. He
pointed out that it was illegal for him
to issue funds which would run the
budget in the red and he didn't intend.
to. do it because it would get him,
.personally, in trouble by doing so.
The Clbrk pointed out to the Board
that the step taken several months
ago to hire a full-time Civil Defense,).
director and secretary to take advan-
tage of state matching funds, hasn't
produced the matching funds as yet
and has endangered the Fine and
Forfeiture Fund to the tune of about
The Clerk pointed out that when
thebildg~L was made at this time last,
year, thle Board had placed funds in
the Sheriff's portion of the F&F fund

to pay a CD director on a part-time
basis, allowing the Sheriff to use the '
person in his department and perform.
CD duties as well. Since that time,
Rev. Larry Wells was hired as
part-time, then elevated to a full-time
basis with extra responsibilities being
placed on his, department. The
activity was never removed from the '
Sheriff's portion of the F&F fund, so
now it is in trouble.
Needless to say, Sheriff Al :
Harrison isn't too happy about the.
situation.' It will mean that his
department will be the one which is[
short of funds for the month' of
Gates pointed out that.' as of
Tuesday,.ihe. spending rate-for the..
fund, because of thle C4 situation, is
about $1,300 over budget. "The

* Steve Lietman of DER and Glenn Coffey with the U.S.
Corps of Engineers explain a new dredge spoil program for
the Apalachicola River to the Gulf County Commission

problem grows ever day because
there are budget requirements every,
day",.he pointed out.
Actually, the fund will not be out
oLmoney on August 31,-but there, will
not be enough money left in the budget
to make the legally required one-sixth

Tuesday; as Commissioner Everett Owens takes a close
look at their map. -Star photo

budget payment to the department,
thus resulting in the deficit.
Gates said there are other funds
in the overall county budget which are
also endanger I-of vespending,.'This,
is one of the worst years I have seen in
spending for items not listed' in the

budget and it has us in trouble", he
pointed out. 'He said the only fund not
in fiscal danger is the Road and
Bridge Fund. "You have delayed
'some expenditures there and failed to
fill positions which have become
(Continued on Page 3)

Paper Company Unions,

Union employees of St. Joe Paper
Company's work force agreed to a new three
year pact last Thursday, as all three locals
involved in current negotiations, signed the

latest agreement hammered out by St. Joe
representatives and union bargainers.
Emory Bailey, president of the paper-
workers union, the largest operating union

Two Qualify for Wewa Posts

With the qualification
deadline at 5:00 p.m., yester-
day afternoon, only two.had.
paid their qualification fee t6
seek election to two Wewa--
hitchka Commissiqon seats
yesterday at noon, when The

Star went to press.
According to City Clerk,
Sharon Holmes, incumbent
Anthony Fleming was the
only candidate qualified to
seek election in Group I. In
Group II, incumbent Ralph

Rish had not qualified at
noon to seek re-election. Ray
Dickens, a former commis-
sioner, had paid his fee to
seek election to Rish's pres-
(Continued on Page 3)

at the paper. nill, said both sides
little and got a little" in a bargaining
which homed in on language co
holiday periods. Bailey said tha
practical purposes, the holiday
was the major disagreement
bargaining process, "but we work
the satisfaction of everyone and
the new contract".
The contract, which will be in e
a period of three years, offers a nine
pay increase over the three year
SThe approving vote Thursday
second taken by the union memb
contract .proposal in the current

Sign Pact

"gave a tions. The unions�'rejected a previous
g session contract version in a July 26 vote, just five
ncernmng days prior to the expiration date of the old
t for all contract. In spite of this rejection so close to
language the expiration of the former contract; Bailey
in the . said, "There was never any strike talk. We
d it out to knew we could reach a reasonable agree-
approved ment for everyone, all along."
Bailey said,, "The men are satisfied
effect for with the pact, and if they're satisfied, I'm
e percent satisfied."
period. Papermakers, electrical workers and
was the machinists union members' ratified the new
ers on a, work agreement in an all-day voting session
negotia- Thursday of last wek.

Classes Star

Gulf County school children will report to classes
Monday morning in an atmosphere which will see the
starting time-of the school day as the only significant
change in the program.
For the first time, all Gulf County schools will start
classes at .the same time--7:55. In the past starting
times of the various schools in the county have varied by
as much as 20 minutes. Not so any more. ,'
Classes at all schools will begin at the same time,
but they won't all end at the same time.
Elementary schools will let bus students out at 2:20
and walking or private transportation- students will
leave school at 2:30. High School students 'will be
released from school at 2:44.
This school year, both high schools will adopt a
school within a school concept, but the students will
hardly recognize it as a change. .
According to Temple Watson;, administrative
assistant, the state education state people are strong for,:
the middle school concept 'for seventh ;andd eighth .
graders.. "We're going to have our middle schools, but,
they will be in the present high school buildings",
Watson said.
Gulf County received a state grant of $85,436 to
introduce the new education concept to the state.
Superintendent Walter Wilder said, "'Our schools are
particularly fortunate to have received this grant. There
was only $500,000 available statewide with 31 other
school districts vying for the money."
Watson said the school in a school operation is a new
concept. "The state is strong for middle schools, but
small counties like Gulf County can't hope to justify
building facilities for seventh and eighth grade students.
Hopefully our idea will prove viable and in days to come,
will be standard procedure for smaller counties".
Both Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka High Schools-
will. offer middle school programs which will see the
seventh and eighth grade students segregated from the
senior high students. "The only difference the student

't On Monday Morning

will recognize is a difference in class times and duration regimen will be those whose parents arranged for their
between the middle and high' school students", children to take seven academic subjects per day. While
Catherine Ramsey, bne of the authors of the middle this alternative was available during the summer
school program said. -n1onths,-it is not now.
All students will take six academic classes during Watson said all the county schools have a full faculty
the day and have. one supervised study period (which is to begin the year. He said, "I feel we'll have about the
'study hall' to those old enough to have students in high same number of students as last year ... maybe a few
school). The only ones exempt from the classroom less: . . to begin the school year Monday", he said.

Gulf County school buses were lined up outside for the school year to begin Monday.
their repair station last Monday, after being made ready

-Star photo

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In the photo above, Gates is looking over his
income tax return, recently received from a Pensacola
dentist. --Star photo

IRS Fumble
Remember the horror stories which came out a
little more than a month ago about the Internal
Revenue Service computer and its problems handling
income tax returns?.
Probably you overlooked the story with a shake of
the head, an amused smile and a conviction it couldn't
happen to you.
Well, it did happen to Jerry Gates, Gulf County's
Clerk of the Court, who has been looking for a refund
ever since he filed his return this year. There is no
consolation to Gates that it probably wouldn't have
happened if he had owed Uncle Sam money instead of
being eligible for money back.
Gates is more than a little apprehensive now.
Gates received his filled out return in the mail the
other day. A dentist in Pensacola had received some
papers back from IRS recently. Inside the envelope,
along with his papers, was Gates' filled out return he
had mailed in to IRS. Rather than chance mailing the
return back to IRS and causing real confusion, the :
dentist mailed the return to Gates so he would at least
have it in his possession when IRS starts asking him
why he didn't file a return this year.
Gates said, "I don't know what's going to happen,
but I'm going to start the ball rolling to try to get the
return back to IRS and hope everything works out


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40 Years Ago

The Most Tragic War In History Ended

Today may look much like any
other day in history, but in fact it is
the anniversary of what has been
described as the most destructive,,
war in the history of man-most
destructive in the amount of human
suffering and most destructive, in
the wasted resources of this earth.
It was 40 years ago today that
the nation of Japan joined Ger-
many and. Italy in announcing, its
unconditional surrender after
starting a war which was to cover
the entire face of the earth.
Following the attack on Pearl
Harbor on December 7, 1941, the'
Japanese quickly grabbed control
over the vast Pacific Ocean and
-spread into much of the Asian
continent before they were stopped
sand finally' defeated.
. It has been estimated this most
.:-horrible of all wars cost" three
E'inillion lives and wounded or
Z:injured an additional 2.5 million.
i:i3'hat's equal to three fourths of the
-population of Florida killed or.
On top of this horrendous
casualty count, it has been esti-
mated that at least a Tmillion
Americans and at least two million
Japanese would have died in the
invasion of Japan if the Japahese
had not called it quits after the
dropping of the world's, first two
Atomic bombs.
Z There is hardly' a life in the
United States which wasn't touched
I in some way or another by that
global confrontation. Thdre was

Lack of C

South Africa has really stirred
z up an enigma here in the United
E States.
That unfortunate nation is
3 having its troubles, that's for sure.
Everyone is taking the law into his
own hands and ambitious men are
Js utilizing, the tense situation to pave
T their own way to power by .using
Sthe ploy of doing it for the people.,
Z. Here in the United States;, all
S the do-gooders are putting up a
howl about how our country should
boycot South Africa. Our country
has even been urged to break off
: relations with the government of
, South Africa. A blockade has been
' threatened.
Those of the rich but liberal'
persuasion (mostly 'the entertain-
'ment industry) have been all hurt
:,inside that our nation stands idly by
,: and allows South Africa to wallow
:in its own self-inflicted misery.
t Turh the page in the papers to
: _the reports on Central America,
,and we will see the same people,
-using the same forums, to say
'harsh words about' their nation
involving itself in the same kinds of
upheaval in South ano Central
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hardly a family which didn't lose
the life of a loved one.
In spite of the remembered
horrors of this war which saw the
unprecedented slaughter of hu-
mans, to the point of frightening a
even the most jaded, we still are a e
world at one another's throats with u
the tools of 'even more horrible e
destruction. . g
The end of the war with Japan a
was probably a more welcome u
event than the final day . of t
America's Revolutionary War or i
the Civil War, so grbat was its fc
destruction. w
Today, in all honesty, we must 5s
ask ourself if our nation would ever 'a
be capable of meeting such a i
challenge again. Would we have y
the money to fight such a war and a
still recover should we win? to
Would we have the natural P
resources to fend off such a threat of
to our existence once more? in
Above all', would we have the "p
determination of our people to
withstand the hardships and the a
sacrifice such an all-our war-would a
bring to us?
Here at this anniversary of the
end of the war with Japan, if we
determine that we must answer
one or more of these questions in
the negative, we had better., start
making plans. or bringing, about
changes. As sure as night follows
day the' challenge will be made
again.. The next time will probably
even be a stiffer challenge.


America. "Stay out of Nicaragua",
we hear. "Cut off aid to the
Sandanistas" is the next chorus.
"Stay out of El Salvador's busi-
ness" comes from the other side of
the room.
How about a rousing chorus of
'"tendoto th interests Qf the United
States" for a while? "

Bad Luck..

You've heard of the fellow who,
if he had no bad luck, he would
have no luck at all.
There's a lifeguard-or more
accurate, there' was a lifeguard-
down in New Orleans, who fits this
The lifeguard had joined 100 of
his fellow lifeguards to celebrate
an entire summer without a
drowning in a _New Orleans city
swimming pool. It was the first
time in memory.
What happened?
A man drowned at the party.
The moral of this tale is, don't
celebrate your good fortune too

Kesley Colbert's Country Column

Bunk ...

I was all lined up to tell you
bout this wedding I attend-
d over the weekend. It was
he first outside wedding I'd
ver been to and it was
something else. Folks just
gathered up in the' front yard"
nd they married 'em right
p there on the porch. I think
they're just as married as if
t had happened in the
hurch. I was about three-
ourths of the way finished:
ith my outside wedding
tory when I chanced upon
n article about Will Rogers
n a recent newspaper. Now
hat's not unusual because;
ou often see a word or two
bout Will Rogers from time
o time although he died in
n airplane crash with Wiley
'ost up. in Alaska in August
f 1935. What caught my eye
this particular story was a
host inaccurate and com-
letely ignorant statement.
Say, ole Will was one of us
nd he ever pretended to be
iiything else. If you'd like a

good look at American his-
tory from 1900 to 1935 or if
you'd like some insight into
life whether it's 1923 or 1985
.-you,ought to pick up some of
Will's writings and go to,
reading. Not only can you
learn from it but there's a
laugh or two to be found
amongst all of Will's say-
ings. I guess one of the things
that I personally liked about
WR was that he didn't force
nothing on you. He just laid it
out and if you wanted to "get
it", it was there. He didn't
try to be an expert .- he'
often poked fun at those so-
called "experts" of his day
- he simply tried to com-
ment on the world- around
him. I happen to agree with a
lot of his comments. Will
once said, "Everybody is ig-
norant, only on different sub-
jects". You think about it -
is that not as timely and
truthful today as it was when
Will uttered it over 50 years

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TI THURSDAY, AUG. 15, 1985

Well, the statement in this
recent article was from
some guy named Mark Rus-
sell. You ever heard of him?
The article said he was a
"print and television politi-
cal satirist". You know he
couldn't be too much when
they have to tell you in the
story who he is and what he
does. The day after Will
Rogers died the headlines in
the newspaper in Russia
said "Will dead". They
didn't even need the last
name in Russia-they knew
who Will was. That's name
recognition that Mark Rus-
sell doesn't understand.
Someone asked this
Russell fellow if Will would
" have been successful today.
He said "no way". He went
on to say that the world has
become too complex, etc. for
the "folksy rope-twirling
cowboy". Can you believe
the unmitigated gall of some
folks. Of course I don't have
to defend Will Rogers - he's
. already summed up this sit-
uation far better than I could
ever dream of doing. Re-
member his line about
everybody being ignorant?
Will Rogers was genuine.
People recognized this in Ok-

lahoma in the 1890's and they
recognized it around the
world in the 20's and 30's.
Listen, do you think we're
too complex or too sophis-
ticated in 1985 not to recog-
nize the genuine article when
we see it? The world today
might be too complex for
Mark Russell but it wouldn't
be for WR. Will had the abili-
ty to cut through all the
"bunk" of his day and get to
the heart of the matter. We
might have a little more
"bunk" today but don't let
anyone tell you that Will
Rogers couldn't "cut it" in
I wish ole Will was still
around, and not just to prove
how wrong the Russell fellow
is; I'd love to read what Will
would have to say about the.


political situation of today's
(Continued on Page 3)

Letters to the


Appeal ...
This is a simple and direct
appeal to the people and
businesses of Port St. Joe and
Gulf County for financial
help for a local person in
James Norris (Burley) has
cancer and in a week or so
will lose his right eye and a
portion of his face in an
attempt to arrest the cancer.
He has no insurance and no
money to help him and his
family through this difficult
We at Rich's IGA would
like to start a fund for this
family in need with a contri-
bution of $250.00.
Anyone wishing to donate
- to the fund, send your
donation to: James Norris
Fund, Wewahitchka State '

Strike ,1alk

THAT JUST. GOES to show you -
::,what I know about strikes .
I said last week the two major
": -leagues, of baseball would, still be
"playing when the paper came out last
week. Even the Russians know by now
: that the major league players went on
i.. strike Tuesday and settled it Wednes-
: .day too late to play Wednesday night.
::.Even though the play stoppage lasted
for only two games, officially, the
:players did strike.
And, I was wrong.
* I have been before.
And, likely will be again one day.
That's the trouble with trying to.
fortell the future. One never, knows
:':what. the future will be. It's only a
:guess, based on precedent, thoughts
:of great men, analysis by a think tank
:',:and depending on which way the wind
:is blowing and if the caterpillars are
; .wooly or not.
I just couldn't see those prima-
:donnas who call themselves athletes
. '::,and perpetuators of the all-American
:iipass-time, gritting their teeth, and
,::;walking out, .missing all that easy'
On the other side of the coin, had:


they struck, the players were evident-
ly .well-heeled enough from the
salaries they were already making to
hold out for a long, long time.
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long enough that he ought to know.'
Anyhow, the baseball strike is
behind us now for another five years.
The pact agreed to is to be in effect for
five years, so we will have uninter-



"RED" BARBER, occupier of
"The Catbird Seat", blamed the strike
on Marvin Miller. He said on
television the other day 'that Marvin
Miller and his brand of a player's
union, was responsible for the large
salaries, free agents, agents, dis-
gruntled owners and strikes among
the players.
I will have to rely on "Red" ini
that matter. He's close enough 'to
baseball and has lived with baseball

something about the Monument here
in Port St. Joe which a lot of people
might not know'about.
To be real elementary, the
Monument, which is located just west

esley R. Ramsey

rupted viewing for 'half a decade, if
Ted Turner doesn't mess around and
lose his WTBS to take-over� pirates
getting revenge on his attempts to
take over everything from CBS to the
downtown darts club.
WE'LL GIVE YOU two subjects
for the price of one this week.. The
reason for this is that i happened to
read the Blountstown "County Re-
cord" this past week wilicli had


of the Centennial Building and Consti-
tution' Museum, commemorates the
signing of Florida's first Constitution,
way back in 1838.
-Those of us who have lived here a
long time take it for granted that just
everybody knows what the Monument
denotes and why it is there. That isn't
the case. Just last week a fellow asked
me what the slogan, "The Constituion
City" means. He didn't know. He had
never heard. Nobody had ever told

him. So far as he kne
catchy phrase.
The "Constitutio
Florida's first constit
ed and signed in a v
right at or near where
Park Museum stands
Back in those da:
was part of Calhou
according to Calhoun
ian, George Xtkins,
was put in place
January 11, 1923,
Constitution signing E
Gulf County wa
Calhoun County, whei
was set in place. It rei
Calhoun County for t
Mr. Atkins article tha
"drove their automo
upper part of the coun
Joe site".
He said several na
their crews were presi
ceremonies. Among t
ing on the program wi
residents C. R. Warre
relative of former G

Weekly Effort
ew, it was just a Warren), who gave the welcome
address and Mrs. Roy Gaskin who
n City" means sang "Sunny Florida" accompanied
ution was draft- by the naval band.
wooden building The next day, Friday, January 12,
the Constitution 1923, the activities switched back to
today, Blountstown, the county seat, for the t-
ys, Gulf County hanging execution of Crow Payne.
in County and Florida's Governor and Attorney
i County histor- General had inspected the gallows on
the Monument Thursday evening and "pronounced it
on Thursday, safe". . . for everybody except Crow
to mark the Payne.
event. The placing of the Monument
s still part of drew such state notables as Attorney
n the Monument General Rivers Buford, who was
mained a part of largely responsible for securing state
wo more years. funding for the marker.
- + According to a former old friend,
STING to note in Joe Ferrell, the Monument was
at many persons hauled from theadepot to the Monu-
ibiles from the ment site over the sandy terrain by a
ty to the Port St. couple of teams of oxen.
The Centennial Building, of
naval vessels and course, was erected in 1938 and
ent to help in the commemorates the centennial of the
hose participat- signing of Florida's first constitution.
ere Blountstown So, you see, you live in an area
n (apparently a rich in the history of the beginning of
governor Fuller our state.

The time of high and low waters for Tides
St. Joseph's Bay were taken from tide
tables furnished by the National Ocean /I


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THE STAR. Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, AUG. 15, 1985

Running Out (Continued from Page 1)

Doing Its Thing!

. St. Joe Paper Company just keeps on doing its thing
after a vote by operating unions last week agreed to a

the Mexico Beach Police
Patrol case took another turn
Tuesday of this week, when
recently reinstated Patrol-
man Dennis Ake tendered his
resignation to the force.
Ake had been placed' on
suspension with pay in May
of this year, facing investiga-
tion of police brutality filed
against him by Chuck Price.
Ake had arrested Price, but

Price charged that Ake used
undue force in the action,
striking him with his club.
Ake said Price resisted ar-
rest, resulting in any use of
force by him.
An investigation into the
matter resulted in Ake being
cleared of the brutality char-
ges by the investigating
Three of the Beach com-
missioners, Mayor Jim
Heathcock, Bob Timmons
and'Frank Gholson all voted
to put Ake back to work on
the basis of the investigative
report. Commissioners Al
Cathey and Tom Marquardt
voted against reinstating
Ake, saying they felt the
town's confidence in the
police force would be diluted
by re-instating Ake. Cathey
had said last week, "In my
opinion, the matter makes
the police force very vulner-


Kenneth R.
Carlisle, 24
Kenneth Randall Carlisle,
. 24, died Friday evening,
August 9, in an automobile
accident near Inglis. He was
a graduate of Port St. Joe
High School, and was a
veteran of the U. S. Army.
He is survived by his wife,
Elizabeth, of St. Petersburg;
his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
William P. Carlisle of Over-
street; his sister, Mrs. Pame-
la Pitts of Overstreet; grand-
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy C.
Wilson of Beacon Hill; and
grandmother, Mrs. Ruby
Carlisle of Okeechobee.
Cremation has been sche-
duled with a memorial ser-
vice set for 1:00 PM EDT
Saturday, August 17, in the
chapel of Gilmore Funeral
Home with David L. Taunton
All arrangements are by
Gilmore Funeral Home.

The Milky Way can -be
easily seen as a bright haze
on a clear summer night.

Mayor Heathcock told The
Star this week, "The matter
has now been resolved. Ake
has been exonerated and the
police department is free of
any criticism which may
have resultedd in the future."

vacant, saving some money", he
pointed 'out.
Gates recommended three alter-
natives to solve the immediate
problem. 1) Request Sheriff Harrison
reduce the Sheriff Department budget
by $i2,108.10; 2) transfer the two Civil
Defense employees 'to another de-
partment (suggested the Road and
Bridge Department), or 3) terminate
the Civil Defense Department until
October 1, 1985, when it is fully

three-year working .-agreement with the local paper
manufacturer. Three unions accepted the company's latest
version of a contract in a vote last Thursday. The pact calls
for a nine percent wage increase over the next three years,
along with changes in health insurance contributions and
paid holiday stipulations. : -Star photo

Corps Off ers (Continued from Page 1)

As for the free fill dirt material,
the Board said they would study the
offer for a couple of weeks and get
back with the Corps with their
Wewahitchka Mayor Bill Traylor
and Commissioner Ralph Rish came
to the Commission for help in paving
four short streets in the north Gulf
city, "before they are damaged to the
point they can't be repaired". Rish,
acting as spokesman, said Pine
Avenue,. Pine Street, Harden Circle "
and Richards Avenue were all in'bad
need of re-surfacing and asked the
County to aid their city in getting the
job done. He estimated the cost to be
about $37,988. Both Rish and Traylor
emphasized that Pine Street needed.
re-surfacing 'worst, since it was
adjoining school property and was a
main traffic feeder into the property. '

Doug Birmingham, Road Depart-
ment commissioner said the county
couldn't even consider such an
operation until costs are ascertained
on the Pleasant Rest Cemetery bridge
job. "We will call for that bid in about
a month and then we'll know how
much road money we have left. Until
that time, we can't obligate ourselves
for anything".
In other business matters, the
-Agreed to lend the Highland
View water system $12,000 to renovate
the system so an accurate charge
could be made to its customers and
pay its own way. The system, which
was turned over to the county recently
is currently being subsidized by the
Beaches water system, but will repay
the amount owed the system when
Highland View is put back into good

operation once more. Initially, new
meters will be placed in the system in
about 40 different locations where
problems are known to exist.
Abolished the Road and Bridge
Department work order system as
causing more problems than it solves.
-Adopted Gulf County's Com-
prehensive Plan which has been in
existence for a number of years, with,
the expectations of making several.
changes over the next few months.
The county has until December 31 to
adopt a plan of some sort. Commis-
sioner Birmingham cast the only
"Nay" vote against the adoption.
-Accepted the low bid of Carr's
Auto Sales for purchase of a pick-up
truck. Agreed to re-advertise for the
purchase of a new fire truck for the
Beaches Fire Department, including
provisions for time as well as cash
purchase plans.

Election Ake Resigns After Being

(Continued from Page 1)
ent seat.
Also on the ballot which is
to be cast on Tuesday,
September 3, will be a
referendum -for raising the
salary paid the Mayor and
Commissioners; The refer-
endum calls for payment of
$125.00 a month for the
Mayor and $100,00 a month to
Commissioners. Presently,
the City officials are paid
$25.00 a month for their


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In a letter to the Board, outlining
the problem, Gates said, in part: "the
Board . . . last summer adopted a
budget with salary for a half-time
Civil Defense Director, with no
secretary. Today, the Civil Defense
Director is full-time with a full-time
secretary. Therein lies the budgeting
problem". Gates went on in his letter
to say: "I must inform the Commis-
sion I cannot violate Florida Statute
129.09, which makes me personally
liable for signing any warrant (check)

Orientation Kesley (Continued from Page 2)

Pmr ram *f

The administration and
guidance department of Port
St. Joe High School are
planning an Orientation Pro-
gram for all seventh graders
and new students August 15
from 9:00-11:30 a m. in the
Commons Area. All students
and parents are invited to
Students will meet with
their teachers, receive sche-
dules, and tour facilities.
Transportation will be pro-
vided. Bus routes are as
White City, Mrs. Antley,
Stops at Hammond's Store
and Kirkland's Store;
Beaches, Mrs. Curlee,
Stops at Mexico Beach-7th St.
and Hideaway Harbor, Bea-
con Hill-4th St., St. Joe
Beach-Jr. Food Store, and
Highland View-Elementary
Indian Pass, Mrs. Purse-
well, Stops at McNeill's Store
and Pickett's Store;
North Port St. Joe, Mrs.
Gant, Stops at Ave. C and
Apollo St., Ave. C and Battle
St., Ave. B and Main St.

Meet to Discuss
Disaster Sites
There will be an organiza-
tional meeting for the de-
velopment of Disaster Shel-
ters for Gulf County, on
Friday, August 16 at 9:00
a.m. CDST in Wewahitchka
at the First Baptist Church
Fellowship Hall. Any and all
Sindividuals- interested in
serving as Disaster Shelter
volunteers are encouraged to
attend this meeting.
Representatives from the
Bay County Chapter of the
American Red Cross will be
present to provide organiza-
tional assistance. This meet-
ing is sponsored by the Gulf
County Civil Defense Depart-
ment in cooperation with
pastors and churches in Gulf

world. And, say, he'd have
some great comments on
American life today; and
he'd have a field day with
what we're a'seeing on our
television sets every day.
I wish Will could have been

with me this past weekend
for a real, honest-to-good-
ness old fashioned front yard
wedding. Of course, Will,
you might'a been a tad dis-
appointed in the reception.
They didn't serve chili. But,
Will, we'd both liked that

in excess of the expenditure allowed
by law".
Gates said he realized the Civil
Defense director was doing a neces-
sary job and was doing his job well.
He stressed the only problem was the
fact that his activities were not funded
in the current budget,
Chairman Eldridge Money said
the Board would consider their
alternatives and make a decision to
correct the problem at their next
meeting, in two weeks.

outside wedding - you could
have chewed your gum and I
could have thrown in a chew
of Levi Garrett - and no one
would have even noticed or
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THE STAR. Port NS. ,.* Fl 'I!'Hl'TNS) \Y. IAUG. 15. 1985

Susan April Stephens and Martin

Wayne Neel Exchange Nuptial Vows

":' Susan April Stephens and
Martin Wayne Neel ex-
changed wedding vows op
May 25 at the First Baptist
Church in Port St. Joe. The
Rev. Howard Browning per-
lormed the double ring cere-
The bride is the daughter of
'Mr. and Mrs. James LaFay-
ette Stephens of Port St. Joe.
She is the granddaughter of
;Mr. and Mrs. Grady Watson
:Gamble of Charleston, South
Carolina and Mr. and Mrs.
-Emory Lafayette Stephens of
Port St. Joe.
;. The bridegroom is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Marcus
Aurelius Neel of White City.
'He is the grandson of Mrs.
Nancy Vallie Kennedy of
Port St. Joe, and Mr, and
Mrs. Martin N. Neel of Ponce
De Leon.
Nuptial music was per-
formed by Mrs. Jan Richard-
son, pianist; Mrs. Temple
Watson, organist; and Ron
- Kegley, soloist.
The bride was given in
marriage by her parents, and
escorted to the altar by her
She wore a full length gown
of pure white lace with satin
underskirt. It had a stand up
collar of lace with a lace
medallion where the bride
wore her Grandmother Ste-.
phens' gold and shell cameo.
The sweetheart neckline had
a front and back yoke that

was trimmed with a lace The bouquet was highlighted
flounce. The dress had lace with a tatted doily for the

I ,/C � /W',,r ' %MR. AND
S FIRST ' Bishop sleeves. The lace
PRESBYTERIAN skirt flowed to form a chapel
CHURCH SA length train ending in the
"CH R back with rows of lace ruffle,
0Coime- and highlighted with a satin.
tfuzt q47ou iqn S5 bow. The dress was sashed at
5 IjA~'ee.f/f"I the fitted waist where she
t .l.; ROi S wore her Grandmother Gam-
with. S; 0md o ble's small collar pin of black
S &' feifiow(O p L C1 C1 W ) pearl that belonged to her
SS th iet/ ,l O-. l//i/ great-great grandmother.
'<* tS l 1. /, Q For her headpiece she
l faeft v Ilk. S wore a bridal wreath of white
Sunday Worship 10 am flowers with a veil of illusion
Nursery Available " netting..
SAdult School. i 11am ) She carried a bouquet of
Adulthool... 11 am yellow and white roses with
ASTORAL COUNSELING stephanotis and Baby's
227-1756 Breath, and flowing satin
-.01 ribboniis tied in 'lve' kiiots.


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background, handmade by
-Mrs. Jan Richardson, friend
of the bride.
Miss Tonya Cross was
maid' of 'honor. The brides-
maids were - Miss Zandra
Joan Stephens, sister of the-
bride; Miss Rebecca Deneen
Batenran, cousin of the
bride; and Miss Jan Clenney.
Stewart Edwards was best
man. Groomsmen -were
James Hersey, brother of the
,groom; Michael Boyington,
and Wayne Bridges.
Seaman Mark La Luzerne
was an honorary usher, and-
was in charge of the aisle
SMisg "Joanna Cutler was
. flower girl. Master Mathew
Dixon was ring bearer.
'"Following the ceremony, a
reception was given by 'the
bride's parents,in the social
hall of First Baptist Church.
During the reception, Mrs.'
Linda Wood, Mrs. Elaine
Barnes, Mrs. Charlotte
Browning, Mrs. Trixie Rich,
Mrs. Ouida Cross, and Mrs.
..Myra Lancaster served as
floor hostesses.
Miss Tracy McNeel, cousin
of the bride, kept the bride's
book; Mrs. Tonya Nixon and
Miss Karen Barnes served
the bride's cake; Mrs. Elvia
Hersey and Miss Angel Bar-
bee served the groom's cake;
Mrs. Freda Jacobs and Miss
Alana Richardson served the
Miss Carolyn Stephens,
cousin of the bride, and Miss
Katie Richardson presented
the guests with rice bags at
the reception.
The wedding was directed
by Mrs. Charlotte Pierce.
After a .wedding trip to
Orlando, the couple is resid-
ing in 'White City.
The groom is employed by
St. Joseph Bay Construction,'
and will leave to go into the
U. S. Navy in September. He
completed two years 'at Gulf
� Coast Junior College.
A rehearsal dinner was
hosted by the parents of the
groom May '24 in the First
Baptist. Church social hall.

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Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc.
EDWIN R. AILES, Executive Director

Telephone: 227-1145

Hostesses were Mrs. Opel
Owens, Mrs. Peggy Harper.
Mrs. Faye Lewis, and Ms.
Ina Merritt.
A bridal shower was given
on May 14 at the First Baptist
Church. Hostesses were Mrs.
C. G. Costin, Sr., Mrs.
Marvin Cross, Mrs. Terry
Cutler, Mrs. Therman Ja-
cobs, Mrs. Richard Lancas--
ter, Mrs. Ed Frank McFar-
land, Mrs. Hosie Owens, Mrs.
Paul Pierce, Mrs. John Rich,
Mrs. Alan Richardson.

Williams Have
A Baby Boy
Sammie and Susan Willi-
ams are proud to announce
the birth of their son, Mat-
thew Porter on August 2 at
GVlf Coast Community Hos-
pital. Matthew weighed 7 lbs.
41/ ozs.
Grandparents are Barbara
P. Watts of Port St. Joe, Ret.
Col. Jack K. Watts of Honolu-
lu, Hi., and Mrs. Samuel A.
Williams and the late Samuel
A. Williams of Blakely, Ga.
Great grandparents are Mr.
and Mrs. R. G. Porter of Port
St. Joe,

Shown from left to right: Miss Buskens, the honoree;
Rita'Simmons, hostess assisting with the gift register; Betty
Lewis, mother of the groom-elect and Marylee Buskens,
mother of the bride-t6-be.

Bridal Shower Fetes

August Bride-elect

A calling bridal shower
was held August 6 at First
Baptist Church Fellowship
Hall in Port St. Joe honoring
Miss Kim Buskens, bride-
elect of Hal Lewis.
Kim is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Buskens of
Mexico Beach, and the
granddaughter of Mrs. Ed-
ward Buskens and the late
Edward F. C. Buskens of
Gulf Shores, Al., and Mr. and

Singles9 Group to

Meet Monday Night
: Gulf County Guidance Clin- single adults, to address
ic's "Adults Without Part- common problems shared by
ners" will be meeting again' single people, and to provide
Monday night,' August 19 at a learning opportunity.
7:00P.M. (EDT) at 402 Third Donna Davis, counselor at
Street in Port St. Joe. 'the Giff County Guidance
Clinic, will have a presenta-
"Adults Without Partners" tion for this third meeting of
is a new program that is the.group. "Adults Without
serving Gulf County and Partners" is meeting bi-
surrounding areas. The pro-' monthly and all adults who
gram's main objectives are are single for any reason are
to provide socialization for invited. After the presenta-
meeting the shared needs of tion by Ms. Davis, the group
will discuss future plans and

Alcolado, May
Final Plans
Mr. and Mrs. Miguel J.
Alcolado take pleasure in
announcing fing final plans of the
marriage of their daughter
Maritza to Michael Anderson
May, son of Mr. and Mrs.
'David B. May, Sr.
The Nuptial Mass will be
held at Sacred Heart Church,
Tampa on Saturday, August
24 at 7 o'clock in the evening.
All friends and relatives of.
the couple are cordially
invited to the wedding and to
the reception which follows
immediately at the Davis
Islands Garden Club, 81
Columbia Drive, Tampa.

Final Plans for
Buskens, Lewis
Mr. and Mrs. -Fred Bus-
kens and Mr. and Mrs. John
E. Lewis invite all friends
and relatives to the wedding
and reception of Kimberly
Sue Buskens and Hal Mit-
chell Lewis on Saturday,
August 17 at 7 p.m.
The ceremony will be
performed at the First Bap-
tist Church by Rev. John
Clenney. The reception will
follow in. the fellowship hall
of the Church.

Todds Have
A Baby Girl
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Todd
announce the birth of their
daughter, Cheyne Elizabeth
on August 2 at Gulf Coast
Community Hospital, Pana-
ma City. Cheyne weighed 7
lbs. 8/2 ozs., and was 211/
inches long. - .
Grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. Harold Quackenbush,
and Mr. and Mrs. Red Todd
of Port St. Joe.

We would like to express
our appreciation for all the
cards, flowers, food and
kindness that was. shown
during our time of sorrow.
A special thanks to Rev. Al
Harbour, Rev. David Fer-
nandez, members of the
United Methodist Church and
members of the First Baptist
Family of Jody Brown
Mary, Terri and Jerome
Brown, John and Myrtle

business, and refreshments
will be served.


To Wed
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse L. Byne
of Clearwater'announce the
engagement of their daugh-
ter, Susan K. Byne to D.
Shaw Maddox, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas E. Maddox, Sr.
of LaGrange, Georgia.
The bride-elect is a 1976
graduate of Largo Sr. High,
Largo. She is also a graduate
of Florida State University in
Tallahassee in 1980.
The groom is a 1974 gradu-
ate of LaGrange Sr. High,
LaGrange, Georgia. He is a
1978 gradaute of Mercer
University, Macon, Ga.
Miss Byne is employed at
Port St. Joe Elementary
School. Mr. Maddox is em-
ployed at Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr.
High School.
. The wedding will be August
24 at 2:30 at the First Baptist
Church, Port St. Joe.

Gets carpets clean
like you've never
finishing touch
201 Monument Ave.
-Phone 227-1199 or 227-1190

Mrs. Willard Callaway, also
of Gulf Shores, Al.
Hostesses for the occasion
were Edna Barfield, Flor-
ence Boyette, Erlma Boyles,
Shirley Brock, Sandra Clen-
ney, .Pauline Field, Nora
Gibbs, Lila Gibson,. Lois
Miller,. Sherrie Parker, Ruth
Patterson, Ann Sealey, and
Rita Simmons.
Other showers included:
In Gulf Shores, Alabama, a
bridal shower was given by
Sue Callaway and. Sondra
Callaway, aunt and cousin of
the bride-to-be. The shower
was held at the Lagoon
Baptist Church Fellowship
Hall on July 26;.
In Panama City,-,a bridal;
shower was. given at the
home of hostess Joyce Niel-
sen on August 1;
And in Overstreet, a call-
ing bridal shower was given
by Marylan Atkins, Jimmie
Hardy, Irma Hensley, Ra-
chel Hoskins, and Verna
Marshall at the Overstreet
Bible Church on August 2.

Highway 98

ACG 1001 Principles of Accounting I.. Me.
MAT 1033 Intermediate Algebra..... Mon.
EUH 1000 Western Civilization I .... Tues.
GEB 1011 Introduction to Business .. Wed.
PSY 2012 General Psychology ..... Wed.
COC 1022 Introduction to
Microcomputer Usage ... Thurs.
ENC 1101 Freshman English I...... Thurs.
* All classes meet from 6:30-9:15 p.m. EDT

WFSUTV L .... ....', ... Saturday
APB 1150 General Belegical
Science:....... 900-10;00-am.
OCE 1001 Fundamentals of
Oceanography ..... 1-2:00p.m.
POS 2041 American Nat'l
Government..... 10-11.00 am.
PSY 2012 General Psychology 11-12 nea
SYG 2000 Principles of *
Sociology......... 2-3:00p.m.
All times are EDT
* * * * * " * *

Registration for classes will be held on
SMonday, Augut 26, at 6:30 p.m. EDT In
the Port SL Joe Elementary Schieol.
For further Information call
Temple Watson, 227-1259,
after 5:00 p.m.

AT4:30 P.M. EDT
GCCC is an equal opportunity Institution.

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, AUG. 15, 1985'


Map Given

Adults Can Go to

To Historians

At the recent meeting of
the St. Joseph Historical
Society, held Saturday, Au-
gust 10, at the Corinne Costin
Gibson Memorial Library,
President Wayne Childers
displayed a lovely map of
Florida dated 1837. This map
was the work of J. Lee
Williams, and is the gift of
Jake Belin to the Society.
This map will be framed and
placed in the library.
Mrs. Charles Brown, who
is representing the -Daugh-
ters of the American Revolu-
tion on the City Parks
Committee, was approved to
represent the Society, also.
A special thank-you note

was shared by Mrs. W. H.
Howell, Jr., corresponding
Secretary, in response for the
society's recent contribution
to the "Save the Lady
Liberty" project. The society
is at this time involved in a
number of very important
Attending- the Saturday
meeting was Wayne Chil-
ders, president, Misses Mau-
rell and Phyllis Cumbie, and
Netta Niblack,. and mes-
dames Chauncey Costin,
Herman Dean, Charles
Brown, George Suber, W. H.
Howell, Bernard, Pridgeon,
and Ralph Swatts, Sr.-

Adults do not have to be left
out when the "school bell
rings" this month. They too
can put some "class" in their
life by enrolling at the Gulf
County Adult Institute.
The adult institute is open
with trained teachers ready
to help the adult student get
started in a program that will
lead to high school comple-
tion. It does not matter where
the student stopped in his or
her formal education; there
is a program suited for'each
The GCAI has branch
schools in Wewahitchka,
North Port St. Joe, and
Mexico Beach, with the main

Reg traton Slated at Left to right: Lion of the Year, James President Eddie Creamer, dt the presenta-
"ES U T Br h C a p u Hanlon; Life member, Leonard Belin and tion ceremony. --Star photo
FS U Branch Campus
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Final registration; for fall
semester classes at The
Florida State University
Panama City Campus will be
held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on
SAugust 21 and 22 at the
administrative offices, 4917
SN Bay Drive, room 8.

� , GOOD
to see your good
neighbor agent


411 Reid Ave.
229-6514 or 229-6103
like a good neighbor,
State Form is there.

SHomo Offices: Bloomilgloo. Ulaio


FbRr'Rro Centuries
SJGrace and Ffeedom:

Classes begin August 26
and end December 13.
Advisors representing aca-
demic programs offered at
the Panama - City Campus
will be available for counsel-
ing during registration.
A student who missed the
application deadline for fall
semester may still enroll as a
special, non-degree-seeking
student. Credit earned as a
special student may be. ap-
plied to a degree program if
the student submits a formal.
application and is admitted
to the university at a later
Fees for -in-state under-
graduate students' are $31.93
per credit hour for 3000 and
4000 level coursework. Fees
for ini-state graduate stu-
dents are $47:31 per credit
hour for 5000 and 6000 level
coursework. .
Senior citizens, 65 years of
age or- older, may audit
courses tuition .free, on a
space available basis. Proof
of age is required. -
Only upper division (junior
and senior level) and gradu-.
ate programs are offered at
the Panama City Campus.
Classes meet Monday
through Thursday from 5 to
; 7Qp.m. or 7:40 to 10:10 p.m..
For additional informa-
tion, or to obtain a fall class
directory, call 769-8951.

1st United
Methodist Church
Constitution & Monument
Port St. Joe, Florida

9:45 A.M.
7:00 P.M.
6:30 P.M.
7:30 P.M.

CHURCH SCHOOL......................
MORNING WORSHIP....................
EVENING WORSHIP.....................
CHOIR REHEARSAL (Wednesday) ........
Pastor, Alvin N. Harbour, Jr.

e from ceions RarenAtioard

Leonard Belin, a charter member of the
local club and faithful member for the past
30 years, was one of 10 Lions Club members
in the entire world to be honored with
presentation of a "Life Membership" by
Lions International last Wednesday. .
Belin was presented with his life
membership by president Eddie Creamer,
who remarked, "He was a member of this
club three years before.I was. born".
During his 30 year membership, Belin
has filled every office of the organization;
he has been a long-time member of the
Board of Directors, Chamber:of Commerce
dinner chairman, Hallowe'en Carnival
oyster-shucking chairman, many years of
perfect attendance, .sponsor of many new


Women s Day

New Bethel A.M.E.
Church, 146 Avenue "C" will
observe its Annual Women's
Day Sunday, August 18. The
theme is "Getting Recharged
ForJesus Through Ceaseless
Prayer". Speaking at 11:00

Story Hour

At Local Pu
There will be a summer
special story hour at the Gulf

William Preston Allyn, III

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members and one of the biggest boosters of
,the club.
Hanlon was given his award for having
served as chairman of the Club's annual
"Run for Sight" project for the past two
During :the program portion of the
meeting, Barney T. Bishop,, Consumer
Outreach Program Coordinator for the state
Insurance Commission, gave the member-
ship, some pointers on how to get the most
out of their insurance program.
Mrs. Pillas Gandy presented the club
with a: plan for anti-litter program here in
the City,.enlisting the Club's support in the

Fonda Darna would like to
announce the birth of her son,
' Tristan'Lamar on July 31 at
S ;Bay Medical Centei;, Pana-
S. ma City. He weighed 6 lbs. 15
Grandparents are Irene
Darna of Port St. Joe, Mr.'
and Mrs. Henry Darna of
Port St. Joe. Great grand-
parents are Thelma Culmer
of Marathon, and Laura
Darna of Charlotte Harbor.

A.M. will be Mrs. Betty
Keaton of Quincy.
At 6:00 P.M., a skit entitled
"Charge Your Battery" will
be presented.
Rev. T. Andrews, Pastor,
invites you to share this day.


blic Library
County Public Library, Port
St. Joe, Thursday, August 15
at 2:30 p.m.
Stories told will be "The
Other Side of the River",
"Split Tail Dog", and "Sody
Sallyraytus". There will also
.be a book talk and crafts
done at this program.
Sandra Pierce and Anny
Houpt, from the Main Li-
brary, will be bringing this
special hour to Port St. Joe as
they go around the Northwest
Regional Library System.

William Allyn

Has Birthday
William Preston Allyn, III
celebrated his first birthday
with a Care Bear party. To
help him celebrate his spe-
cial day was his sister,
Crystal, and many friends
and family.
He is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Bill Allyn of Port St.
Joe. He is the grandson of
Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Davis of
Port St. Joe, Mary Allyn of
Palatka, and William Allyn
of Pomano Park.

Lupus Meeting
There will be a Lupus
meeting this Thursday, Au-
gust 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the
Conference Room of Gulf
Pines Hospital.


school building located be-
hind the Port St. Joe High
Prospective students


should come by the center or
call 227-1744 to receive fur-
ther particulars or to register
. for classes.

Pastor Appreciation Day

at Overstreet Bible Church

Oni Sunday, August 18, the.
Overstreet Bible Church will
have a special "Pastor Ap-
preciation Day" 'inhonor of
Bro. Don Hutchins' second
anniversary as pastor.of the
Church.' '
The Church will also be
having a Mortgage burning
ceremony during the cele-
bration. They learned recent-

ly that an anonymous donor
secretly paid off the existing
balance owed on their mort-
gage at the bank.
Everyone is invited to
attend this special day of
preaching, dinner-on-the-
grounds, and mortgage burn-.
ing ceremony.

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, AUG. 15, 1985


1/3 of Bridges Need Work Listed for

State Pulls Inspection Every Two Years

the 950. bridges under local govern-
ment jurisdiction and found over one
third of the bridges to require either
maximum weight load postings or
closure until repairs could be made.
DOT has joined with the counties
in a cooperative inspection effort to
insure that there are not any unsafe or
overloaded bridges.
"There is a renewed emphasis
from the Federal Highway Admini-
stration concerning compliance with
the National Bridge Inspection Stand-
ards (NBIS) and we welcome it," said
Potter. "If there are bridges out there
that should be posted and are not,
everyone should know about it," he
Potter said DOT officials will

There are 1700 bridges in Florida's
Panhandle spanning the rivers bays.
bayous, creeks, brooks and inlets that
stretch from Tallahassee to Pensa-
Since federal law requires bridges
be inspected at least once every two
years, DOT maintains a major bridge
inspection program.
"We inspect the 750 bridges on the
state system with DOT personnel, but -
for 950 bridges under local govern-
ment jurisdiction we went to a
consulting firm," said Allen Potter,
DOT's Deputy Assistant Secretary for
the 16 Panhandle counties.
From January 1983 to November
1984 the consulting firm of H. W.
Lochner of St. Petersburg inspected

Putting On Last Touches
Workmen are shown putting on the last touches of the facade of the front entrance of
Roche's Furniture and Appliance store on Reid Avenue. The original store burned several
years ago and the firm has been operating out of their warehouse facilities on Williams
Avenue. There will be a grand opening celebration on August 30, and workmen are busy now
laying carpeting, and the furniture inventory is already being placed in the upper gallery of the
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The Social Security earn-
m ings record, as the name
implies, shows your earnings
1 from covered employment
S reported by your employees
;. and any self-employment in-
come listed on your annual
: Federal income tax return.
S. However, since earnings are
reported at the end of, each

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may not be completely up t
The earnings record doe!
not show the Social Securiti
taxes you or your emp(oyei
paid. -The decisions on' you
eligibility for Social Securit3
benefits. and the amount o.
the monthly benefit ar<
based on your earnings, noi
on the. amount of taxes paid
If you work for more thai
onrie employer during a year
you may have more than the
maximum amount of Social
Security taxes withheld. II
so, the, excess may be
claimed on your income tax
return for that year.. How-
ever, if too much in taxes was
withheld by a single employ-
er,. you should, request a
Srefund fr6m your employer.
If your own records do not
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d on the earnings statement,
o you should contact a-Social
Security office without delay.
s You should have Form W-2,
y pay slips, and other proof of
r wages when you go to the
r Social Security office.
y If the difference between
f your own records and the
e earnings statement involves
t income from self-employ-
ment) the date thisinforma-
a tion..as filed, copies 'of the
Federal tax return, (includ-
ing Schedules C or ,F and
I SE), and the location of the
f IRS office to which they were
S sent should be submitted to
c Social Security. m
S Q. I will be getting married
soon and. will change my
name. Do I have to apply for
a new Social Security num-
ber? ' '
A. Whether you change
your name or change jobs,
you always keep the same
Social Security number, but
you should change your
name in Social Security
records. You should bring
evidence showing both your
old and new names when you
' Q. Does pay for military
service count towards Social
A. Since 1957, basic pay
received while on active duty
in the military service counts
for Social Security and is
included on the earnings

Amn. Roney
Assigned to
Minot AFB
Airman Michael D. Roney,,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Olen P.
Roney of Rural Route 3, Port
St. Joe, has graduated from
the U.S. Airs Force aircraft
maintenance course at Shep-
pard Air Force Base, Texas.
During. the course, stu-
dents were taught aircraft
maintenance fundamentals
to repair and service one and
two engine aircraft. Main-
tenance management and
documentation was also
taught to assess aircraft
readiness capability.
Graduates of the course
earned credits toward, an
associate degree through the
Community College of the
Air Force.
Roney is scheduled to
serve at Minot Air Force
Base, N.D.

meet with county representatives in
the Panhandle in the next few days to
determine how much progress has
been made.
DOT has an October 31 deadline to
have all substandard bridges posted
for limited loads and a December 31
deadline to have all bridges reinspect-
DOT recently hired the Tallahassee
consulting firm of Barrett, Daffin &
Carlan to inspect -the 950 local
government bridges at a cost of
"The inspection process is a thor-
ough one that is time consuming but
this effort will insure that no one in
Florida is driving on an unsafe
bridge," said Potter.

Aquatic Plants Receive

The following is a list of
starting and ending times for
schools in Port St. Joe for the
1985-86 school term:
Highland View Elemen-
tary School: 7:55, First Bell;
11:00-12:40, lunches; 2:10,
dismissal of walking students
and first bus students; 2:45,
Overstreet bus students;
Port St. Joe Elementary
School: 8:00, First Bell;
10:50-1:00, lunches; 2:20, dis-
missal of bus students; 2:30,
dismissal of walking * stu-
Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High
School: 7:55, First Bell;
11:-32-12:02, First lunch;
12:26-12:56, Second lunch;
2:44, school dismissed.

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Aquatic plants have been Certain non-native plants
given a "bum rap" and Tom have contributed to the bad
Vaughn wants to improve image of aquatic vegetation.
their image. Water hyacinth, for instance,
Vaughn should know about grows rapidly even with
the benefits of aquatic vege, moderate volumes of nutri-
tation- he's head of the Fish ents in the lakes, Vaughn
Management Bureau for the said. These plants impede
Game and Fresh Water Fish navigation,, destroy native
Commission, aquatic plants, cause a build
"Few fishermen fully re- up of heavy muck on the lake
alize the connection between bottom, eliminate fish
sport fish and the aquatic spawning areas and require
plants which support them," expensive control operations.
ghn explained that al- Hydrilla, another common
Vaughn explainedm ot bi f o exotic plant, often has been
gae, the most basic form of the cause of restricted public
aquatic plants, are the basis use of lakes due to its thick
for a body of water's food , groth ut, the facts about
chain. Algae are eaten by a hydrilla are not all bad.
variety of microscopic am- " .
mals which in turn serve as ."Recent studies have
food for larger fish such as shown that moderate
threadfin shad, a prime food growths of hydrilla in certain
item for crappie and large- lakes actually have in-
mouth bass. creased sport fish popula-
Aquatic plants also provide tions," Vaughn said. "It
cover for the nests and eggs appears that this plant can
of many fish. Vaughn said, increase productivity of food
"They provide hiding and available to sport fish."
nursery areas for the yot pg While it is easy to blame
of all major sport fish species the plants' for the problems.
and ensure that juvenile fish they cause, Vaughn said the.
are protected from excessive situation is far more complex'
Many species of birds also
take advantage of aquatic
plants, using them as nest
sites. Emergent and floating
Plants serve to both support
and camouflage nests and
eggs of such birds as galli- H
nules, bitterns and red-wing-
ed blackbirds. Invertebrates
and fish produced within the
lake system serve as a ready
, source of food for a majority Po
of lake-nesting birds.
. In addition to supporting
native birds, Florida lakes located on
are host to many waterfowl
during their winter migra-
tions. Waterfowl such as MOn urment
ducks feed directly on aqua-
tic plants, eating leaves,
stems, roots and seeds of
various species. Other birds h ite Field
such as herons and egrets
feed exclusively on -. the
hordes of small'fish produced
in wetland marshes or on
shallow vegetated bottoms.
"Aquatic plants have often
been maligned for causing
various problems, in lakes
and rivers when, in fact,
their growth is controlled to a
great extent by the avail-
ability of nutrients such as .
nitrogen and phosphorus,"
Vaughn said.
Excess nutrients are intro-
duced from such pollution
sources as storm water run-
off and the discharge of P t
municipal sewage, he said.
"Under most natural con-
ditions, low .levels of phos-
phorus. will limit plant Golden Ripe
growth, and aquatic vegeta-
tion will not reach problem
proportions," Vaughn said. I R n na

than that.
"We need to keep in mind
that plant overpopulation is
merely a symptom of the real
problem- the water pollu-
tion that threatens many of
our state's lakes and rivers,"
he said.
The Commission has pro-
duced a slide series which
de monstrates the important
link'between aquatic plants
and fish and wildlife, Vaughn
.said. Copies of the slide
series, which have been
distributed to each of the
Commission's five regional
offices, could be of interest to
civic organizations, sports-
men's groups, realtors and
homeowner's groups.
"Groups wanting to view
the slide series can call the
regional office nearest them
and we'll send someone out to
present it and talk to the
group," Vaughn said,
"If we want to maintain a
healthy population of fish and
wildlife for future genera-
. tions, wemust understand
the vital link that aquatic
plants form in the chain of
life," Vaughn said.



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Special Treatment for

7th and 8th Graders

Seventh and eighth grade
students at Port St. Joe and
WeWahitchka Junior-Senior
High School will be receiving
special treatment this year
thanks to an $85,436 grant
awarded to the district by the
Florida Department of Edu-
The program, designed to

provide a "school within a
school" concept, will ease the
transition from elementary
to high school for these
"in-between ages" who all
too frequently are not emo-
tionally equipped to handle
the social and academic
pressures present in a high
school setting.

Ambulance service technicians assist accident Friday, while Police Officer
Demetriius Jones from a car involved in an Brannon, right, assesses the situation.

Two Cars Collide

Two cars collided Friday
afternoon on Highway 98
near the Avenue B intersec-
tion, according to Port St.
Joe police.
Demetriius Jones of Apa-
lachicola was taken to Gulf
Pines Hospital for treatment
after his head had struck the
windshield of the car in

which he was riding.
According to officer James
Graves, a 1974 Mercury
driven by Marie Tucker
Armstrong of Wewahitchka,
struck the rear-end of a 1981
Ford driven by Anthony
Lanier Williams of Apalachi-
cola. Jones was a passenger
in the Williams vehicle.

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Williams had stopped to keep
from hitting a third car
which had slowed to make a
left turn into Avenue B.
Armstrong was unable to
stop her car in time, striking
the rear of the Williams
Damage to Williams' ve-
hicle was estimated at $1,000
and $150 to Armstrong's car.
Investigating officer Bran-
non filed no charges in the
accident, pending further

THE STAR. Port St. J.oe, Fla. THURSDAY. AUG. 15, 1985 PAGE SEVEN

You Can Reduce Cost

of Your Electricity Bill

"Anybody can keep track
of the electric power they are
using and economize on their
bills if they so desire", Mike
McDonald, local manager for
Florida Power Corporation
told the Rotary Club last
Using a device owned by
the FPC public relations
department, McDonald dem-
onstrated how different ap-
pliances and electrical out-
lets in the average home use
the most electricity and
where real savings can be
made by the homemaker.
"First, you should have a
home which is equipped for
economical use of electricity,
such as weather stripping
around the doors and win-
dows, proper insulation and
other steps a home maker
can take to curb loss of heat
and cool air."
McDonald said the average
person who worries about
leaving lights on as a means
of saving electricity are just
wasting time. "The average
home dses only about a cent a
and a half a day to run its
electric lights", he said.
The big users of electricity
are appliances which heat
and cool, such as air condi-
tioners, heat pumps, strip
heaters, water heaters, elec-
tric irons, toasters, small

appliances, etc.
"If you set your thermo-
stats on 78 degrees in the
summer and 68 in the winter,
you will affect some savings
you can see when the bill
comes at the end of the
month", he said.
McDonald said the power
company offers a home own-
er two ways to cut down on
his average monthly bill.
One, a customer can go on
the average billing plan,
where 12 months of billing
will be averaged out and
billed at the rate of one-
twelfth of the total every
month, rather than have
large bills in the summer and
smaller ones in the winter.
Another way to save is to
take advantage of the com-

pany's energy check-up ser-
vice. One type of the service
is free and another, more
thorough inspection by FPC
engineers, stipulates what a
person can do to affect power
use savings.

Aid Available
to Attend FSU
Florida State University
students interested in finan-
cial aid for the 1985-86
academic school year are
urged to apply immediately.
Applications take a mini-
mum of six weeks to process.
Florida State University par-
ticipates in all major pro-
grams offered by the federal
and state governments.

SReceives Honor
'f Alela Burke has recently returned from an International
Cheerleader Foundation camp held at Florida State Univer-
sity August 4-7. Miss Burke is the captain of the varsity
cheerleading squad of Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High School. Also
attending the camp were the. other members of. the varsity
squad, junior varisty and junior high squads. The staff of the
ICF is compiled of collegiate cheerleaders from throughout
the country based on their skills.
Alicia (Sissy) was picked to be a member of the ICF
: group next year which will tour the country conducting
cheerleader camps on various college campuses throughout
. the summer of 1986. She was chosen for her skills in teaching,
" her personality, friendliness, appearance and ability to get
along with others. Very few 12th grade girls are chosen to
participate in the ICF. She will attend-a two-week training
session next summer in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, the head-
quarters for the ICF before the group begins their summer
teaching tour.

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MORNING WORSHIP .................... 11:00 A.M.
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WEDNESDAY EVENING .................. 7:00 P.M.

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Gardening in Florida dur-
ing the summer months is
difficult, but gardening dur-
ing the month of August is the
ultimate trial for even the
most dedicated gardener. It
is usually so hot that most of
us limit our gardening to
mowing the lawn. However,
many garden chores can be
accomplished early in the
day or after an afternoon
shower when temperatures
are tolerable for working
outdoors. The following are
some easy-to-do garden
chores for August.
Centipede lawns can be
fertilized for the last time
this year. A complete fertili-
zer such as 16-4-8 should be
applied at the rate of 1 pound
of actual nitrogen per 1000
square feet of lawn.
Roses grow quite large in
South Florida and a late
August pruning is recom-
mended. Remove healthy top
growth as well as twigs and
branches that are dead,
diseased, injured, unsightly
,or thin and spindly. Shorten
main canes and lateral bran-
ches removing small twigs
and some of the oldest canes.

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Leave at least half the length
of each main cane that is one
to three years old. The first
flowers can be expected eight ,
to nine weeks after pruning.
If you're growing mums or
poinsettias for winter color,
this is the last month you
should pinch these plants to
increase blooms. Pinching
back the stem tips will
promote heavier flowering
because of increased branch-
ing. But; if you wait too late,
pinching will remove flower
buds and thus reduce flowers
this fall.
It's also about time to
begin disbudding'. camellias
to increase .flower size. As
soon as you can distinguish
the rounded flower buds from
the pointed vegetative bud,
twist off all but one of the
'flower buds at each tip. Be
careful not to injure the
remaining bud which should
develop into a larger flower.
Sasanquas and japonicas
which are prized for multiple
blooms, need not be pinched.
Common ornamentals like
oleander, hydrangeas and
azaleas can be propagated by
cuttings this time of year.
For azaleas, take tip cuttings
three to five inches long with
several leaves left attached.
Many rooting mediums can
be used such as sand or a
mixture of peat and perlite.
Place the cuttings in the
medium and keep moist by
covering with a plastic bag or
use a mist system. A rooting
hormone may hasten root
growth. If you have any cold
sensitive ornamentals, try
rooting cuttings before win-
ter and keep the young plants
in a protected spot this
winter. Then, if some of your
established plants. freeze,
you'll have replacements for
the spring. <.
If you want to t things
this time of year, trLouisi-
ana iris, gingers, crrinums,
daylilies, amaryllis and ze-
phyr lilies. Of course; you
can still plant woody orna-
mentals, but hurry up so that
they'll be well established
before winter arrives.
If you intend to plant
winter annuals like Baby's
Breath, calendulas or pan-
sies, start ordering your seed
and preparing the flower
Keep watching for insects
on turfgrasses and ornamen-
tals. Chinch bugs and mole
crickets are very active on
lawns and white flies, scales,
aphids, and caterpillars are
damaging ornamentals.
There's lots of other activi-
ties you can think of, but
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PAGE EIGHT THE STAR. Port St. Joe, Fla. T!'IUHSI)AY, AIT, 15, 1985

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years that prescription writing by dentists has become
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S'There are available numerous drugs that your
dentist might want to prescribe. A tranquilizer prior
Sto a visit that involved a long and complicated
procedure, vitamin compounds for certain mouth
conditions, an antibiotic to avoid an infection, and even
a custom-made toothpaste may be called for. Today's
modern dentists use every method available to build
your confidence and maintain your good dental
with their prescriptions, health needs and other
S pharmacy products. We consider this trust a
privilege and a duty. May we be your personal
family pharmacy?"



Parking - Drive-In Winrdow
317 Williams Ave. Port St. Joe

St. Joe

Times Staff Reporter

On August 10, Harmon's
Softball Team won the Den-
nis Taylor Softball Benefit
Tournament in Apalachicola.
They defeated the Outlaws 15
to 10, the Energizers 19 to 0,
the Rookies 18 to 3, and in the
championship game, they
defeated Taunton's of Wewa
26 to 6 in five innings.
Shaw Maddox hit 5-for-5
and scored four runs as.
Harmon's of Port St. Joe
pounded Taunton's from
Wewahitchka 24-9 last
Saturday in the cham-
pionship game of the
Dennis Taylor Benefit
Softball Tournament in

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The tournament was
organized by members of
the Apalichicola Northern
Railroad's bridge gang to
raise money for former co-
worker Dennis Taylor, who
is suffering from leukemia.
The tournament featured
10 teams from Franklin,
Gulf and Liberty counties.
Each team played four
games. They were divided
into two divisions, and the
top team from each
division played for the
The short fence at
Hendels' Park proved an
easy target for Harmon's '
in the championship game.
They knocked 10 balls out


Win State


Gulf County 4-Her's and
Extension staff participated
in the'21st annual Florida 4-H.
Congress held on the Univer'-
sity of Florida campus July.
29-August 2. The delegation
included Vicki Atkinson, Ka-
ren Shipman, Sammie Bry-
ant, Aaron Myers, Trezia
Bowers, Tracy Jackson and
.Pamala Williams.
The Congress provided the
approximately 600 4-Her's,
Extension Agent and volun-'
teer leaders from 63 Florida
counties with many learning
and growing experiences.
The week was highlighted by
speakers, demonstration
contests, workshops, special
recognition and entertain-
The climax of the week was
the Awards andy Recognition
Banquet held at the Florida
Center on Thursday evening.
Donors and' sponsors from
across Florida joined in the
recognition of 4-Her's who
have excelled in demonstra-
tion and record book compe-
tition. Trazia Bowers were
recognized as first place
winners in foods and nutri-
tion; Arron Myers placed&
second in petroleum power
and small engines; and
Pamela Williams placed sec-
ond in Entomology and Agri-
4-H is a program of the
Florida Cooperative Exten-
sion Service, and is open to
all individuals regardless of
race, color, creed, sex, or
national origin. If you are
interested in becoming a
volunteer leader or 4-Her,'
please contact your local
County Cooperative. Exten-
sion Service, phone 229-6123.

Gulf County.
School Lunch

Monday, August 19
Corn dogs, orange juice,
French fries, pineapple up-
side down cake, milk,
Tuesday, August 20
Battered dipped fish, cole
slaw, baked beans, sliced
bread, cookies, milk.
Wednesday, August 21
Sloppy Joe, cheese wedge,
applesauce, buttered corn,
Thursday, August 22
Macaroni and cheese,
sliced meat wedge, sliced
tomatoes, English peas,
rolls, milk.
Friday, August 23
Country fried steak, turnip
greens, rice with gravy,
cornbread, fruit cobbler,

From left: 4-H'ers Tracy Jackson, Pamela Williams, Aaron Myers and Trezla
Bowers. -4-H Photo

Stop Marine Theft!

One of the favorite items for warm
weather thieves to pick on is boats and
boating equipment. The Gulf County
Sheriff's Department has adopted a
program entitled, "Stop Marine Theft"
which is designed to discourage the theft
of boats and equipment and to aid in its
recovery if it is stolen.
The purpose of the program is to
enable boat owners to have a written
record of all their boating equipment
serial numbers and a description of the
equipment available where it can be used
to identify stolen articles.
Sheriff Al Harrison said that even
when many boating accessories and
equipment is recovered it is hard to
locate the owners and for the owners to
positively identify the items.
The Department has a form avail-

Highway 98 REEVES

able for boat owners to list their marine
items and give a short description or
serial numbers of the items. The form is
to be turned imn -,to the Sheriff's
Department for filing with the Sheriff's
Department or keeping in your own files
at home. "Either way, with the form
filled out, you will have' an accurate
description of your property and can
properly identify it if the need should
ever arise", Sheriff Harrisoh said.
The Sheriff said it is also helpful to
mark your equipment with your initials
or some other easily recognizable mark.
Forms for listing your boating
equipment and identification may be
obtained. by boaters from the, Tax
Collector's office or from the Sheriff's
Department in the Gulf County Court-

Gospel Meeting

Wewahitchka Church of
Christ welcomes you and
'your, family to attend a
Gospel Meeting August 25
through August 30, 7:00-8:00
Guest speaker will be
Evangelist Bill Hart from
- Franklin, Texas.

Port St. Joe

Across from Duren's Economy Store

Strip & Refinish

Dining Room Chairs

SE22.50 .

Painted Chairs

$3500 ea.

This price good thru month of August

Team Takes First Place

To help guard against
losing' your pet permanent-
ly, be sure he has an
ID tag attached to his
collar, bearing his and
your name and address.

of the park, but only three
counted as home runs. The
ground rules for the
tournament allowed each
team only three home runs
per game. All other balls
hit over the fence were
ruled ground rule singles.
Harmon's hit seven ground
rule singles.'
Maddox hit a two-run
homer in the first inning
and hit ground rule singles
in the third and fifth in-
nings. He collected two
more singles in the second
and.fourth innings.
Ashley Abrams hit an
inside-the-park home run
down the left field line for
Harmon's. He was 4-for-4,
scored three times and had
three RBIs.
After, retiring Taunton's
in order in the top of the
first, Harmon's exploded
for seven runs. Warren
Yeager led off with a home
run. Robbie Sanddborn-
singled and Maddox drilled
the ball over the center;
* field fence. Bubba Harmon
doubled and Bill Dodson hit
Harmon's third home run
in the inning.
Abrams hit his inside the
park home run with one out
in the inning. With two guts
R. D. Davis tripled off the'
right field fence. Chuck
.Hatcher singled to drive in
Davis. Yeager lined to
second base -for the third
. Taunton's got on the
scoreboard in the top of the
third when Charles Holly
an4 Bill Trailer hit solo .
home runs. They trailed
Harmon's put together 11
hits and two errors to score
nine runs in the bottomof
the third. Rick Hatche led
off with a single and went
to third on Abrams' single.
Hatcher scored when Mitch
Burke reached first on an
error. Davis hit a ground
rule 'single to score
Abrams, and Burke scored
on Chuck Hatcher's double..

Openers .
Dr. Wesley

Nature changes our eyes,
and the way we see, from the
time we are born. Some of
the biggest changes occur
when we become senior citi-
. Regular eye examinations
enable -your optometrist to
detect these changes before
they make seeing uncom-
fortable. A change of
prescription can often make
your vision clear again,
unless it is being altered by
certain eye diseases.
These tips can help you see
* Use higher wattage bulbs
at home or in your office.
* Move your source of light
closer to print or small ob-
jects without letting it
shine in your eyes.
* Clean your glasses more
often with a mild soap and
water; wipe dry with a soft
tissue or cloth:
* Carry a small flashlight for
use in low-lighted areas.
* If you drive, keep wind-
shields and headlights
clean; rest when you tire.
If it is becoming more diffi-
cult, to see at dusk or at
night, reevaluate-in con-
sultation with your opto-
metrist-whether or not
you. should continue to
drive at night.

Dr. Wesley Grace
322 Long Avenue

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.
EVENINGWORSHIP ................... 6:00 P.M.
"God Our Father, Christ Our Redeemer,
Man Our Brother"

Yeager doubled to drive
in Davis, but Chuck Hat-
'her was thrown out at the
plate. With two . outs
Maddox hit a ground rule
single, moving Yeager to
third. Harmon doubled to
score Yeager. Maddox and
Harmon crossed the plate
on Dodson's double. Rick
Hatcher doubled to drive in
Dodson and scored on a
single, by Abrams. Burke
singled, and Davis reached
base on an error to load the
bases, but Chuck Hatcher
hit a fly to right for the
third out. Harmon's led
With two outs in the top of
the fourth, Jerry Taunton
singled. Jerry Gaskin
singled and Taunton went
to second. Hank Rish
singled to score Taunton.
Gaskin and Rish scored
when Herman Pitts' single
to left was mishandled.
Taunton's trailed 16-5.
Sandborn and Maddox
singled to put runners at
first and third with one out
in the bottom of the fourth.
Sandborn scored on Bubba
Harmon's sacrifice fly to
right. Dodson hit a ground
rule single, moving
Maddox; to third , Rick
Hatcher singled to score
Maddox. Dodson went to
third on the play,, and
Hatcher took second on the
throw to third.
Abrams hit a ground rule
single to drive in Dodson.
Hatcher scored on Burke's
ground rule single. Abrams
crossed the plate on Davis'
single, but Burke was
forced at third on Chuck
Hatcher's grounder to end
the inning. Harmon's led
Trailer led off the top of
the fifth with a single. With
one out Algy Wade doubled

to put runners at second
and third. Trailer scored on
Johnny Taunton's sacrifice
fly. Tim Taunton singled to
score Wade. Tony Strange
tripled to score Tim
Taunton, and he scored on
Jerry Taunton's single.
They trailed 21-9.
Yeager doubled to lead
off the bottom of the fifth.
He scored when Sandborn
reached second on an
error. Maddox hit a ground
rule single, and Sandborn
scored on Bubba Harmon's
ground rule single. Dodson
walked to load the bases.
Maddox scored on Rick
Hatcher's single. The game
was called at that point as
the 15-run rule took effect.
Harmon's won 24-9 to claim
the first place trophy.
Rick Hatcher was 4-for-5
for Harmon's. He drove in
three runs, including the
winning run, and scored
three times.
Bill Dodson, Bubba
Harmon and R. D. Davis
each hit 3-for-4. Dodson had
four RBIs and scored three
runs. Harmon drove in
three runs and scored
twice. Davis scored twice
and drove in two runs.
Bill Trailer and Algy
Wade hit . 2-for-2 for
Taunton's. Trailer scored
twice and drove in one run.

Wade score once.
Jerry Taunton hit 2-for-3,
scored a run and had one
Taunton's took second
place in the tournament.
Leading hitters were Bub-
ba Harmon .750 with five
home runs, Shaw Maddox
.737 with three home runs,
Bo Burke .667 with two home
runs, Warren Yeager .643
with one home run, Bill
Dodson .619 with five home
runs, Robbie Sanborn .619
with one home run, Ashley
Abrams .611 with two home
runs, Duane McFarland
.571 with two home runs.
Members of the team were
Rick Hatcher, Robbie San-
born, Shaw Maddox, Bubba
Harmon, Bill Dodson, R. D.
Davis, Duane McFarland,
Ashley Abrams, Rick Wil-
liams, Chris Feger, Chuck
Hatcher, Bo Burke, Warren
Yeager, Alan Sisk and
Wayne Parrish.

We would like to thank ourgi
friends for the many acts of.
kindness extended us during:
the illness and death of our;
loved one. Your visits, cards,:
flowers and food were appre:
Our family is grateful that. '
we are part.of this caring,"
community. R
The Ross Hudson Family

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Effective September 1, 1985, the
INITIATION FEE for membership in the
will be increased to $400.00
ONLY $12500
Until September 1, 1985.
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' 22nd Street * .Mexico Beach
WORSHIP SERVICE ..... .......... 9:00 A.M., C.S.T.
CHURCH SCHOOL .............:.. 10:00 A.M., C.S.T.
QHOIF ARSAL(Wedi ay)...

Starting In September we will be offering a new service in our
Refinishing Shoppe. We will have the equipment and a new
chemical that will strip paint down to the bare wood on
houses. This will enable you to put a good quality paint job on
your home. It also strips paint off block, brick and boats. For a
free estimate give us a call at 229-6374.

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Foodliners .
Third Street * Port St. Joe, Fla.
Highway 71 * Wewahitchka, Fla.

Permit No. 3
FL 32465


Prices Good August 14-20, 1985


David Rich's IGA has started a
fund for James Norris, a Port St.
Joe resident, who will undergo
cancer surgery next week.
Donations may be made to the
James Norris Fund at Wewa-
hitchka State Bank.

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Roddenbery Kosher Dill Spears. 24 oz.
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY. AUG. 15, 1985

File Number 89
The administration of the Estate of
ed, file number 85-39 is pending Ip the
Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth
Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The
names and addresses of the personal
representatives and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
All interested persons are required
to file with this Court WITHIN THREE
claims against the Estate, and (2) any
objection by an interested person on'
whom this' .notice was served that'-
challenges the validity of the will, the
qualifications of the personal
representative, venue,"or jurisdiction
of the Court.
Publication of this Notice has begun
on August 1, 1985.
Personal Representative:
Brenda L. Crutchfield�
Post Office Box 654
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
Attorney for Personal Represen-
Bryant, Higby & Williams
Post Office Box 124
Panama City, Florida32402
S Telephone: 904/763-.1787 4tc8/l

Uptown Broadcasting, Inc. has filed
an application with the Federal Com-
munication Commission in
Washington, D.C. to operate Channel
228A allocated to Port Saint Joe,
Florida. A copy of the application and
exhibits are on file at the Port Saint,
Joe Star newspaper. Any comments
can be mailed to Henry C. Hunter/-
Jerome Swalne, 219 East Virginia
Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301.

Mexico Beach FM Group, Limited
Partnership filed an application with
the Federal Communications Corn-
miason onJuly llth, 1985 to construct
an FM radio station to serve the:com--
munity of Mexico Beach, Florida. The
proposed station will operate on Chan-
nel 257A, frequency (99.3 MHz) see
page 1, paragraph 2a at a maximum
power of 3 KW. The transmitter will be
located in Bay County, Mexico Beach,
1.7 miles south of county road no. 167,
0.20 miles north of Allen Point. The
antenna height shall be 345 feet.
The principals of Mexico Beach FM
Group Limited Partnership are: F. D.
S Bell, Delia F. Hamilton, Angela R.
Withers, Charles V. Withers, and Ma-
F jor R. Bernard.
A copy of the -application and all
amendments and related materials
are on file for public inspection at Gulf.
Counmity Public Library,Hwy. 71 North,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456: Allin-
quiries. concerning this application
i should berefeired to F. D. Bell, 6227
South Lagoon .Dr.,. Panama City;
Florida 32407. ,

TO: Benjamin F. Whitfield
205 7th Street
Highland View
Port St. Joe* FL 32456
that an action for the foreclosure of a
Mortgage on real property located in
Gulf County, Florida; described as
' follows:" .
Lots Five (5), Eight (8), Nine (9)
and Twelve (12) 'Block "E, Fore-
hand's-Second Addition to High-,.
land View, according to the of-
ficial plat thereof on. file in Plat
Book 1, Page 50, in the Office of the
Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf Coun-
ty, Florida. Together with all im-
provementsa thereon.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your
Answer or other-response to the Com-
plaint on Plaintiff's Attorney:
P. O. Box 248
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
and file the original thereof in the Cir-
cult Court Clerk's Office, Gulf County
Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, on
or before the 12th day of Septemberi
1985. If you fail to do so, a Final Judg-.
ment -for the relief sought may be
granted by Default.
.DATED this the 6th day of August,

Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tonya Knox, Deputy Clerk

On July 12, 1985, an application was
filed with the Federal Communica-
tions Commission by Dee Wetmore to
construct and operate a new FM sta-
tion to serve Port St.Joe, Florida. This
station will operate on 93.5 MHz, Chan-
nel 228A with an effective radiated
power of 2 KW at 120 meters above
average terrain frm a transmitter site
located 244 meters southwest of the in-
tersection of Log Road and Tram
Road. The studio will be within the city
limits of Port St. Joe at an exact loca-
tion to be specified at a later date.
A copy of the application and related
materials'are on file for public Inspec-
tion during normal business hours at
324 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida,
(in the community of license). 3tc 8/I

Notice is hereby given that pursuant
to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes, the
undersigned person intends to register
with the Clerk of the Circuit Court,
SGulf County, Florida, four weeks after
the first publication of this notice, the
fictitious name or trade name under
which he will be engaged in business
and in which said business is to be car-
ried on, to-wit:
106 Westcott Circle
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Joel R. Strait, Owner
4tc 7/25
The School Board of Gulf County
desires to interview professional firms
pursuant to laws and regulations for
consideration leading to the selection
of a firm for the following contractual
To design and prepare plans and
specifications, complete,. includ-
ing construction, administration.
and related services for construc-
tion of school facilities at Wewa-
hitchka Elementary School.and at
Highland View Elementary School
with a construction budget of
Each interested and qualified firm
shall provide the School-Board with a
new updated' 254 form complete. The
firm shall also provide a letter-of in-
terest. All information, including let-
ter of interest, shall be submitted to B.
Walter-Wilder, Superintendent, Gulf
County Schools, Gulf County Court-
'house, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Replies
must be received on or before August

On July 12, 1985, PN Radb Company-
applied to the Federal Communica-
tions Commission for authority to con-
struct an FM Radio Broadcast station,
Class A, to serve the community of
Port St. Joe, Florida and the surround-
ing area.
The applicant is a partnership com-
prised of the following entities: Broad-
cast Data Corp. (General Partner)
and Private Networks Radio, Inc.
.(General Partner).
The frequency applied for'is .93.5
(FM Channel 228) with a power output
of 3.0 KW. The proposed transmit loca-
tion is near the intersection of SR 71
and US 98, with a transmitting antenna
placed 218, feet above ground level.
The applicant intends to operate an
origination studio in Port St. Joe.&
A complete copy of this application
is available for public inspection at the
Gulf County Public,Library, Hwy. 71
North, during reguldr library hours.
Notice is hereby given that the City
of Port St. Joe, Florida, will consider
accepting proposals for the sale of the
following described property which is
'now owned by the City of Port St. Joe,
Florida. Said bids orproposals shall be
considered at the regular meeting: of
the Board of City Commission in the
Municipal Building at 8:00 P.M.,
September 3,1985.
'Lots 7,8, 9,10,11,12,13,14,15, 16,
17,18,19 and 20, Block 1011, City of
Port St. Joe, Florida, according to
the official plat thereof- on file in
the office of the Clerk, of Circuit
Court, Gulf County, Florida.
There, are certain terms and condi-
tions which will attach to the sale of
this property by the City. The terms
are as follows:
' . Purchaser must be proposed to
show a plan that will result in building
at least two residential units per lot on
the property'to be sold.
2. Certain water and sewerlines will
haie to be installed and these must be
done at the expense of the purchaser.
' 3. Any zoning changes that are nec-
essary for the construction of apart-
ments or multiple family dwellings
will be considered by the City to try to
accommodate the purchaser.
4. Any prospective purchaser who

bids on this property must have his bid
accompanied by at least $500 and bid-
der must be prepared within 90 days to
put up an additional $1,000 as good
faith money which shall be non-refund-
able in so far as the successful bidder
is concerned.
5. The City will agree to give reason-
able extensions on any option proposal
if the parties are making a good faith
effort to obtain grants or loans, and if
the circumstances reflect that they
have reasonable chance of success in
obtaining the necessary financing;
however, at the time that the City
transfers the land to the prospective
purchaser, the City will require that it
be paid in cash for the entire parcel.
The City reserves the right to reject
any and all bids or proposals submit-
ted regarding this matter.
,/s/ Frank Pate,
City of Port St. Joe, Florida
/s/ L. A, Farris,
City Auditor and Clerk
City of Port St. Joe, Florida

Notice is hereby given that pursuant
to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the
following application for a water use
permit has been received by the Nor-
thwest Florida Water Management
Application number S03245, filed
5/10/85 and modified 7/31/85, Gulf
Coast Utilities, Inc., 2003 N. Meridian
Road, Suite D, Tallahassee, Florida
32303, requesting .a maximum
withdrawal of 1,120,000 gallons of
water per day from two proposed wells
for public water supply use in Sections
.14 and 22, Township 9 South, Range 11
West, in the Cape San Bias area, Gulf
Interested persons may comment
upon the application or submit a writ-
ten request for a copy of the staff
report containing proposed agency ac-
tion regarding the application by'
writing to the Governing Board of the
Northwest'e Florida Water Manage-
merit District,' Route 1, Box 3100,
Havana, Florida 32333, but such com-
ments or requests must be received by
5:00 p.m. on August 29, 1985.
No further public notice will be pro-
vided regarding this application. A
copy of the staff report must be re-
quested in order to remain advised of
further proceedings. Substantially af-
fected-persons are entitled to request
an administrative hearing regarding
the proposed agency action by submit-
ting a written request therefore after
reviewing the staff report: - 8/15
It 8/15
Pursuant to Section 13, Chapter 717,'
Florida Statutes, entitled "Florida
Disposition of Unclaimed Property
Act", notice is hereby given that the
persons listed below appear to 'be
owners of unclaimed personal or in-
tangible property presumed abandon-
Apparent Owner: Parrot, Mabel F., P.
0. Box 672, Port Saint Joe, FL 32453,
account number 2723-1984-0040; Sours,
Richard Allan, Route 1,' Box 53,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465,
S2723-1984-07; Sullivan, James H.,
0317-1984-013; Sylvester, Callister L,
P. O. Box 101, Port Sa"lt Joe, FL 32453,
I 0317-1984-0114; Vesta A., Wiser,
0317-1984-0116; Victor, Miranda,
Information concerning the amount or
description of the property (such as
unclaimed checking accounts, savings
Accounts, utility deposits, stocks,
bonds, insurance refunds, safe deposit
boxes, etc.) and the names and ad-
dresses of the holder of such personal
property may be obtained by any per-
son possessing an interest in the pro-
perty by addressing an inquiry to
Gerald Lewis, State Comptroller,
Atth: Abandoned Property Section,
202 Blount Street, Tallahassee, Florida
32301 (904) 487-0510. The Pensacola
telephone number for Information is
(904) 436-8520. Be sure to mention the
account number AFTER the name as
published in this notice. Unless proof
of ownership is presented to the holder
by October 29,1985 the property will be
delivered for custody to the Comp-
troller of Florida. Thereafter, all fur-
ther claims must be directed to the
Comptroller of Florida.
*2t 8/15

The .Department of Natural
Resources announces a public hearing
in Gulf County to which all interested
persons are invited. PURPOSE: To
receive public comments and to take
evidence from affected property
owners, and other interested persons,
pertaining to the proposed reestablish-
ment of the Gulf County Coastal Con-
struction Control Line, prior to the
adoption of Rule 16B-26.16, Florida Ad-
- inistrative Code. Pursuant to Section
161.053, Florida Statutes, this control
line will be substantially relocated
landward of the current line in order to
more accurately define that portion of
the beach-dune system which is sub-
.ject to'severe fluctuations based upon
the 100-year storm surge and storm
waves,'and thus define the area within
which special siting and design con-
siderations are required to ensure pro-
tection to the beach-dune system, pro-
posed or existing structures, and adja-
cent properties.
DATE AND TIME: September 5,1985
- 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: Gulf County Courthouse
1000 Fifth Street
Port St. Joe, Florida.
Copies of the aerial maps showing the
proposed location of the control line,
beach profiles of the area under
consideration, and the Gulf County
Coastal Construction Control Line
Study Report are on display and may
be seen and reviewed during regular
office hours until the time of the public
hearing at the following locations:
Gulf County Courthouse
1u00 Fifth Street
Port St. Joe, Florida
William J. Rish Park
Highway .-30
Cape San Bias
Port St. Joe, Florida
If additional information is needed,
please contact: Hal N. Bean, Chief,
Bureau of Coastal Data Acquisition,
Division of Beaches and Shores,
Department of Natural Resources,
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard,
Tallahassee, Florida 32303, (904)

All interested parties may attend
and give testimony at this public hear-
ing and may also submit their com-
ments in writing to the hearing officer
or mail them to: H. N. Bean, Division
of Beaches and Shores.
3t 8/15, 8/29, 9/5

the Board of County Commissioners at
its regular meeting on September 10,
1985 at 9:00 A.M. E.D.T., in the County
Commissioners' Room in the Gulf
County Courthouse, Port St. Joe,
Florida, will consider an ordinance

News of Area Servicemen:

Sr. Airman Whitehead Airman Bob McDonald

Senior Airman William M.
Whitehead, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Clyde Whitehead, Jr, of
901 Garrison Ave., Port St.
Joe, has participated in
Global Shield 85, an exercise
involving U. S. Air Force, Air
Force Reserve, Air National
Guard, Navy and Marine
Corps units, and elements of
the Canadian forces.
The exercise, coordinated
by the Air Force Strategic
Air Command (SAC), was
designed to enhance readi-
ness and the ability of SAC to
carry out orders should de-
terrence fail.
Whitehead is a freight

traffic specialist with the
22nd Air Refueling Wing at
March Air Force Base. Calif.
He received an associate
degree in 1980 from Mount
Olive College, N.C.

Amn. Kennedy

Airman 1st Class 'Jennine
A. Kennedy, daughter of Etta
C. Thetford of Wappingers
Falls, N.Y. has been named
outstanding airman of the
month for the 31st Tactical
Training Wing.
The competition was based
on job knowledge, significant

Airman Bob W. McDonald,
Jr.. son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob
W. McDonald of Wewahitch-
ka. has graduated from the
U. S. Air Force aircraft
maintenance course at Shep-
pard Air Force Base, Texas.
During the course, stu-
dents were taught aircraft
maintenance fundamentals
to repair and service 'one-
and two-engine jet aircraft.
Maintenance management
and documentation was also
taught to assess aircraft
readiness capability.
Graduates of the course
earned credits toward an
associate degree through the
Community College of the
Air Force.

self-improvement, leader-
ship qualities, ability to be an
articulate and positive
spokesman for the Air Force
and other accomplishments.
Kennedy is'a radio com-
munications specialist at
Homestead Air Force Base,
Fla. with the 1942nd Informa-
tion Systems Squadron.
Her husband, James, is the
son of James H. and Shirley
Kennedy of Wewahitchka.
She is a 1982 graduate of
Roy C. Ketcham High School,
Wappingers Falls.

McDonald is scheduled to
serve with the 314th Organi-
zational Maintenance Squad-
ron at Little Rock Air Force
Base, Ark.
He is a 1983 graduate of
Wewahitchka High School.

Want someone to live in
and help share expenses.
Call 229-6511.
Wanted to Buy: Used re-
frigerator & gas stove. Call,
229-6879. ltc8/5
Want to Buy: one or two
lots in Beacon Hill or Port St.
Joe Beach area. Call 593-6065
days or 593-5134 night.
tfc 8/15
Want to Buy: Cash for
mobile home tires and axles.
We remove. Call collect
904/576-8672. 12t 7/11

1973 Mazda RX2, rotary
engine, 2-door, a .t.,
p.b., 1 owner. $800. 648-5034.
1979 Ford 4X4 truck, runs
good, needs body work,
$2,500. Call 229-8519 after
3:00 p.m.
'72 Datsun station wagon,
$650' '75 4-dr., Chevrolet
Caprice, $750. Both cars run
good. 648-8588 after 1 p.m."
4-wheel drive % ton '79
Dodge pickup. Call 229-6797.
73 Mach I mustang, 351c,
4bbl, runs good. Needs some
upkeep & attention. Has a.t.,
a.c., p.s., pb. $900 OBO.
1978 Chevy van $1,713; 1979
Chrysler LeBaron $1,450;
1981 Toyota 4x4 pickup,
$5,095. Will accept bids. For
more information call St.
Joe Papermakers Federal
Credit Union, 227-1156.
tfc 7/25

with the following title: .
The Board of County Commissioners
will further consider said Ordinance
for adoption at its regular meeting on
September 24, 1985 at 7:00 P.M.,
E.D.T., in the County Commissioners'
Room at the Gulf County Courthouse,
Port St. Joe, Florida.
A copy of this Ordinance is on file in
the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court
of Gulf County, Florida.
By: /i/ Eldridge Money, Chairman
Attest: Is/ Jerry Gates, Clerk
It /15

Shells Wanted: Seashell
lady now buying scallop
shells, Bay View Trailer
Park, 515 Hwy. 98, Apalach-
icola. 653-8716. tfc7/18

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.
Norman M. Martin, W.M.
Billy D. Barlow, Sec.

Request for Proposals for
Subsidized Child Day Care
The Bay County Commun-
ity Coordinated Child Care
Council, Inc., (Bay County
4-C Council, Inc.) will be ac-
cepting Requests for Pro-
posals (RFP's) for the pro-
vision of Subsidized Child
Day Care Services in the
North Florida area. (Bay,
Holmes, Gulf, Calhoun,
Washington, Franklin and
- Jackson counties).
Interested parties may ob-
tain their RFP packets from
the 4-C offices located at 1241
N. East Avenue, Panama Ci-
ty, FL 32401, no later than
August 29,1985.
All completed RFP Pac-
kets must be submitted no
later than September 6, 1985
at 5:00 p.m. at the Bay Coun-
ty 4-C Council office.
All completed RFP Pack-
ets received by the deadline
stated above will be opened
for inspection at 10:00 a.m.
on September 9, 1985.
All proposals will be
reviewed by a Selection
Committee consisting of the
4-C Executive Director, a 4-C
Board Member and a citizen
at large. All organizations
submitting a proposal will be
subject to an on-site moni-
toring review to be con-
ducted by 4-C Personnel.
Contracts will be awarded
on the availability of funding
program quality, cost effect-
iveness, daily rate, and by
score on the Rating Review
Form. Priority will be ex-
tended to rural counties not
currently being served by
the subsidized child care
Bay County 4-C Council,
reserves the right to reject
any and all proposals in the
best interest of the Bay
County 4-C Council.
it 8/15





Attention Builders, Contractors and

Persons Planning to Build -

* Residential Plans and Specifications to
FHA, VA and Gulf County requirements.

* Energy efficiency calculations.

* Plot plans.

* Elevation surveys.

* Electrical and mechanical design.



P.O. 'Box 13052

Mexico Beach. FL 32410

Suppose you gave the kid next door

10 bucks...

to cut your lawn.

Part of his money would go toward gas and oil for his mower.

In a way, running a power plant is no different than running a lawn
mower, because part of the cost of making electricity - like
mowing a lawn - is fuel (coal, nuclear, oil).

The "Fuel Charge" on your electric bill lets you know how much it
costs to spin Florida Power's generators.

Every six months the "Fuel Charge" is adjusted up or down to re-
flect changes in the price we pay for fuel. Every dollar you pay for
fuel, we pay for fuel ... Florida Power makes no profit on this charge.

So. whether it's mowing lawns or making electricity, think of fuel
as just another cost of doing business.

We're customers, too

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Public Notice

A public hearing will be held by the Depart-
ment of Natural Resources, Division of Beaches
Shores, at the following time and place for the
purpose of receiving public comments concerning
the proposed reestablishmfent of the Gulf County
Coastal Construction Control Line, prior to the
adoption of Rule 16B-26.16, Florida Ad-
-ministrative Code. The effect will substantially
relocate the coastal construction control line land-
ward of the current line,' to accurately define that
portion of the beach-dune system which is subject
to severe fluctuations , based upon the 100-year
storm surge and storm waves, and thus define,the
area within which special siting and design con-
siderations are required to ensure protection to the
beach-dune system, proposed structures or ex-
isting structures, and adjacent properties."
DATE: September 5, 1985?
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: Gulf County Courthouse
1000 Fifth Street
Port St. Joe, Florida
Aerials showing the proposed coastal construction
control line, beach profiles of the concerned area,
and the Gulf County Coastal Construction Con-
trol. Line Study Report are on display at the
following locations:
Gulf County Courthouse William J. Rish Park
1000 Fifth Street ' Highway C-30
Port St. Joe, Florida Cape San Blas

Port St. Joe, Florida
3f 8/15, 8/29, 9/5


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"Quality at A Reasonable Price"


Mexico Beach, Florida 648-5668

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TI IE: STAI.t. Port St. Joe. Fla. THURSDAY, AUG. 15, 1985


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By Owner: 3 bedroom
home only 2 yrs. old, 2 ba.,
great room, 2 car garage, in-
side laundry, cen. h&a, on
corner lot. $57,000. Call
229-8688. 4tp 8/l
110 Duval St. House on cor-
ner lot near schools, fenced
back yard, new roof, new
siding & new wiring. Outside
storage bldg., 3 bedrooms, 1
bath. Just $12,500. Call
227-1789. 4tp8/8

5.68 acres land at Over-
street. Located on State
Road 386, 4 miles from
public beach, 1 mile from
boat landing on Inter-
.Coastal Canal. 3,acres on
one side of 386, 2.5 on other
side with over 1,000 feet of
road frontage. Could be
divided into four nice
building plots. A bargain at
$4,500 per acre.
Phone 2294537 or
6484248 for more

Out of Town Property
For sale by owner: Near
Vernon, FL. 6% acres with 2
bdrms., 1 ba. mobile home
12x60'. Completely furnish-
ed, including washer &
dryer. 200' deep well and
septic tank. Cen. h&a. Utility
bldg., 329 ft. frontage on For-
tune Pond. Good hunting &
fishing. $18,000 cash. Write
to: G. H. Kessel, P. 0. Box
13174, Mexico Beach, FL
32410. 12t7/11
For Sale or Rent: Three
800 sq. ft. 2 bdrm. units town-
houses. Cen. h&a, insul.
doors & windows, carpet,
refrig. & stove. 3rd St., High-
land View. Now available.
Owner will finance. Call
229-6509. tfc 6/6
3 bdrm. house, 10 lots, 2
wells, 3 septic tanks,
$25,000.00. 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
227-1456, night 227-1514.
tfe 7/4

For Sale by Owners: Very
nice 2 bedroom, 2 bath
mobile home and lot at St.
Joe Beach. 1% blocks from
Gulf. Call 648-5801 or 229-6600
for more information.
tfc 7/25

Dealing Exclusively In
Cape San Bias, Indian Pass
and Peninsula


* Sales * Rentals


(904) 227-1450
Evenings and Weekends:
Margaret Hale - 648-5659
Frances Chason- 229-8747 Roy Smith
So Bayett - 648-8936
Larry McArdle - 227-1551
SUPER VALUE - OWNER SAYS SELL - 4 bedroom, 2 bath, split level,
cen. heat & air. 2580 sq. ft. on 90 x 175' corner lot. Priced for quick sale at
Port St. Joe: 3 bedroom, 1 bath, cen. h&a, gas log fireplace, enclosed porch,
nice yard, chain link fence, only $29,000.
Spacious brick & stucco 3 bedroom, 2 bath, fireplace, $89,000.
ike new brick home 3 bedroom, 2 bath, extra Ig. lot, assumable loan.
Port St. Joe: Good rental property. 2 bedroom, 1 ba. $27,000.
New Listing: Newly painted frame home on nice corner lot, f.p., 3 bdrm., 2
bath, den, cypress Interior, 'Ig. outside bldg., good neighborhood. $43,000.
Almost new brick 3 bdrm., 2 ba., corner lot, deck & outside storage. $47,850.
Lovely brick home, only 3 yrs. old, nice neighborhood, 3 bdrm., 2 ba., well-
Insulated. garage, fp, screened back porch. $82,000.
Take a look at this. Cozy - starter or retirement home. 2 bdrm., 1 ba., den or
3rd bdrm. Enclosed porch, fenced yd & carport, corner lot, $27,000, Price
For the discriminating buyer - Unique executive home, landscaped lot, 4
bdrm., 2 bath, fp, patio, many custom features. 3,500 sq. ft. Garage, energy
Owner Anxious. Great buy. Block & stucco house In good family
neighborhood, Port at. Joe. 3 bdrm., 2 bath. $50,000.
Close to town, newly remodeled, 3 BR, 2 ba. $31,000.
3 BR, 1 ba at 1610 Long Ave. $29,500.
Well kept home. Good retirement home. 2 bdrm., 1 ba. masonry. $45,000.
Nice masonry home close to schools. 3 BR, 2 ba, fenced back yard, $48,500.
Ward Ridge brick 3 BR 2 ba. assumable mortgage, $46,000.
White City: MlIfarm, pond 3 BR 1 ba. $40,000.
Howard Creek: Owner will donate some "fix-up" labor. Large 2 story 5 BR 2
ba Franklin stove, screen porch, util. room, $47,900.
Cape San Bias: Large great room, screen porch, 2 bedroom, 3 bath.
t168,500. 1.5 acres gulf-front.
St. Joe Beach: 3 bedroom,,2 bath, fireplace, screen porch, $58,500.500.
St. Joe Beach: New Listing: 3 bdrm., 2 bath house on Hwy. 98. Extra lot on
Desoto. Excellent buy at $80,000.
St. Joe Beach: Stilt house 2 BR 11/z ba., den or study, util. rm., carport.
Red Bull Island, Wewa: 2 lots $9,000 or $4,500 each.
Stonemlll Creek Area: 40 acres, cleared land, $40,000.
Gulf Airr. Gulf front 65'x180', $55,900.
|Cape San Blasl: Gulf front 2.34 acres, $100,000.
St. Joe Beach: 1 block from water, 3 lots together 50'x125' each. Total price
Mexico Beach: 100'x100' with water hook-up only $8,800.
Ward Ridge: One lot 75'x150', $6,600.
Jones Homestead:.2 acres, $8,400.
St. Joe Beach: One 50'x125' lot 1 block from beach, $16,000.
Gulf Pines: Duplex, 3 bdrm., 3 ba. each side. $176,000.
Cape San Bias Beach: 2 BR 2% ba. $80,000.
Wewahitchka: 80 acres east of town, about 40 acres of timber, $69,000.
Port St. Jo: Close to business district, 50x170' lot. $8,000.
St. Joe Beach: Prime waterfront property. Last large tract at St. Joe Beach
suitable for development. 231 ft. on highway and waterfront.
White City: One acre near canal, $33,300.
Overetreet Two acre plots on Intercoastal Canal $16,000 ea.
Port St. Joe: Downtown 60'x90' corner lot, $18,000.

House for Sale: 3 bdrm., 2
ba., cen. h&a, den, liv. rm.,
din. rm., fireplace, swimm-
ing pool. Cypress privacy
fence. Best location. $79,500.
229-8549 for appt. 3tp 8/15
House for Sale: 5 years
old, 3 bdrm., 2 bath on large
1� comer lot. Cen. h&a,
large fenced back yard,
screened back porch and
many extras. $47,000. Call
for appointment after 3:00
P.M., 229-8519. 4tp 8/15
240'x510' lot with breath-
taking view of the Smokey
Mountain National Park.
Located in a serenely beauti-
ful 1200 acre private moun-
tain resort near Gatlinburg,
Tennessee. Interested in
trading tfor a Gulf front lot.
Contact Gerald L. Valent,
1321 Long Ave., Port St. Joe,
FL 32456.
4tc 8/15,

House for Lease: Mexico
Beach. Unfurnished 3 BR, 2
ba with ch&a, w/w carpet
and fireplace. $325 per mo.
(Damage deposit required).
Call 648-5621. 2tp 8/15
House for Rent: 3 bdrm.,
1� ba., liv. rm., g. kitchen &
dining combination with
stove & refrig. Lg. fenced in
back yard. Good location,
near schools, 2110 Long Ave.
Contact Keith Creamer at,'
229-8505 or 229-6460.
tfe 8/15
House for Rent. Call L. Z.
Henderson, 227-1281. tfc 8/15
For Rent: Nice bedroomm
mobile home. Rustic Sands
Campgrounds. Call 648-5229.
tfc 8/15
Apartment for Rent on
Mexico BeAch. Furnished 2
bdrm., 1 ba., carpet, all elec.
kitchen, c.h&a, cable TV &
water included. $315 per
month. No pets. Call 648-5903
between 9 a.m. & 6 p.m.
tfc 7/25
No need for wet carpets.
Dry clean them with HOST.
Use rooms right away. Rent
machine. St. Joe Furniture.
Hwy. 98 & 28th St., Mexico
Beach. 2 bdrm., 1 ba. Walk-
ing distance to beach and
shopping, cen. h&a, washer
1hook-up, dishwasher, 3 ceil-
ing fans, new vinyl. $300 per
month lease. Call 385-7714
weekdays, 648-8789 weekend
evenings, or 575-3624 week-
day evenings, tfc 8/1
Room for Rent: By day,
week, month. Air cond., TV.
Thames Hotel 22908723. 302
ReidAve. tfc 7/8
For Rent: Mini-warehouse
storage. For more informa-
tion call 229-6332. tfc 7/4

14 ft. fiberglass boat &
trailer, needs some fiber
glass work. $250. Call after
3:00 p.m., 229-8519.
Chow Chow puppies, 2
black, 2 red, 2 female,
male, $200. 1303 Woodwarc
Ave., 227-1319.
Older 19' Layton trave
trailer. Self-cont., a/c
sleeps 6. Many extras. $1,80(
firm. Call 227-1288.
1972 Corsair 17%' tandemr
travel trailer, air cond.,
sleeps 6. Refrig. & stove.
Very clean, $1,995. Call
229-6097. ltc 8/15
1978 Layton travel trailer,
sleeps 6 to 8. Fully self.
contained, 22%' long, in ex-
cellent condition. Call
229-6506 after 5:30. tfc 8/15
Waterbed, king size, com-
plete heater, pedestal, up-
graded vinyl, headboard,
sides, footboard, pad & set of
sheets. Like new. $400 firm.
28' Whiteline bay boat with
steering console & 30 gal. gas
tank. $4,900 plus tax. See at
Breakaway Lodge, Apalach-
icola, 653-8897.
4tc 8/8
Sears Craftsman 10"
radial saw on bench, like
new; decorative fireplace
stone, outdoor double porce-
lain sink in a metal cabinet
with fixtures; odds & ends of
plumbing supplies, plenty of
PVC pipe. Call 639-5155.
Early American style
couch and chair, cushions
need recovering. Price nego-
tiable. Call Mark 229-6934 or
229-8465. 2tc 8/8
FAMILIES: Are you paying
too much for health insur-
ance? Mutual of Omaha,
648-8557 . . 4tc 8/8
20' fiberglass utility boat.
Ideal for shallow water
shrimping or gill netting.
Tunnel drive with practical-
ly new &6 cyl. inboard engine.
All new running gear, good
shape, ready to go. Call
648-5239 or 648-8766. tfc6/20
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5tp 8/1


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tfe 7/4




Sales, Service and
Two Systems
10' fiberglass or mesh dish, block down con-
version rec., 1000 LNA and cover.

Frank Ritch at 227-1590

Other Systems Available

FCC Licensed Technicians








Swings, swing frames, pic-
nic tables, lawn chairs, set-
tees, and children's picnic
tables. Call 639-2860.
tfc 6/6
FREE Bible study at home
by mail. What does the Bible
say about God, Christ, salva-
tion, and eternity? You can
study in your home with no
cost and no visits unless you
request. Write: Bible Study,
P. 0. Box 758, Port St. Joe,
FL tfc 8/1
Beautiful limited edition
prints of Overstreet Post Of-
fice in full color. Only 200
signed & numbered prints.
See them at Telephone Co.
Business Office. Price for
matted and framed print is
only $65.00. tfc 8/1

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* Yard Sale: 1001 Woodward
Avenue, Sat., Aug. 17, 8till 3.
No early sales. Most items
s will be reduced greatly after
t 1:00 p.m. Items include:
Many tools and marine pro-
ducts of interest to men.
Sears 36" range hood, 20 gal.
elec. water heater, 1 pr. wide
e drapes, sheers, wall clock,
e curtain rods, various kitchen
cabinets, baby clothes (boy),
t size 12 clothes, and many
I more items that will be pric-
f ed to sell.
Yard Sale: 1308 Garrison
Ave., Port St. Joe. Sat.,
e August 17th from 8:00 a.m.
until. Sponsored by the
- P.S.J. Cheerleaders.
Carport Sale: Friday and
Saturday, Mexico Beach,
Robbin Lane, behind new
; Mormon church. Watch for
. signs. New items added.
Yard Sale: Friday, Aug. 16
& Sat., Aug. 17th from 9 a.m.
until. Clothing, baby items,
homemade crafts, dishes &
much more. 1319 McClellan
Ave., Port St. Joe.
Garage Sale: Several
families participating. Black
* & white TV, clothes of all
sorts. 104 6th St., Highland
View, Sat., Aug. 17, from
8:00 until.
Huge Garage Sale: Friday
and Saturday, Aug. 16th &
17th. 8 a.m. till 5. 100 Duval
St., Oak Grove.
Two family Porch & Yard
Sale. Baby clothes, kitchen
ware, toys, some furniture,
collector's items. 805 Long
Ave., 8 to 5:30, Sat., Aug. 17.
Three family Yard Sale.
Sat., Aug. 17th, Mexico
Beach, 6th St., begins at 10
a.m. CDT. Clothes, books,
computer, misc.
Porch Sale: Friday and
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
526 7th St. Miscellaneous
items. Nothing over $1.00.
Yard Sale: Friday, Aug.,
16, 8 to 2. Swinger 500 organ,
clothes, & misc. items. 104
Bay View Drive., West Hwy.
98, Highland View.
Yard Sale, Santa Anna St.,
St. Joe Beach. Miscellaneous
items, cement pelicans. Fri-
day and Saturday, Aug. 16 &


The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association is ac-
cepting applications for the
position of Homemaker.
As a minimum, applicants
should possess a high school
diploma or equivalency,
good health and a reliable
means of transportation.
This is a part time position
(20 hours/week). Applica-
tions may be obtained at the
Senior Citizens Office, Ave.
D at Peters Street in Port St.
Joe. The deadline for receiv-
ing applications is August 16,

I will babysit in my home,
Monday through Friday,
from 8-5. Call Kathy
Thomas, 229-6055. 2tp 8/15
Reasonably Priced
Call Louise
4tp R/I
Remodeler and helper, all
tools, ready to go to work. .14
years experience in all
phases of building. Call
229-8320. 4tc 8/1

All Forms of Insurance
322 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
Phone 229-8899
tfc 7/4

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
Ste . .fe 7/4"

Accounting &
Income Tax
Accounting & Income Tax
Service - Small Business
Monthly Accounting
Wauneta Brewer
Owfier Donna Cannon
228 Reid Ave.
Phone 229-8536

Ice Cream Churn fran- -Commercial Building
chises available. Looking for -Residential Building
locations. Will complement --Cabinet Work
gift shops, convenience
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stops, restaurants, pastry GLEN F. COMS
shops, etc. Seriously inter- 2216F. COMBS
ested write 131 Highpoint
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Southern Erectors, Inc.
-INa, Phone Day 227-1570
Night 648-8417


Assistant Mechanic
Assistant Mechanic Vacan-
cy at Port St. Joe Bus Barn.
Twelve month employment.
Salary based on prior years'
experience. Apply at Gulf
County School Board Office
or Harry Herrington's office
at Port St. Joe Elementary
School. Deadline August 20,
1985. 2t 8/8
$16,040 - $59,230/yr. Now hir-
ing. Nationwide. Call 805-687-
6000, ext. R-6859 for current
federal list. 8tp8/8

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.
St. James Episcopal Church
We buy, sell and trade us-
ed furniture. Get good prices
for your unwanted furniture.
Country Peddler. 229-8966.


Sears Catalog Sales

Leon Pollock, Owner
410 Reid Avenue tfc 7/4

Taking ,applications for
delivery and set-up help. Ap-
ply in person. No phone
calls. Badcock's Furniture
Co., 201 Reid Ave.

Dog, part Pekingese, part
poodle, chocolate color.
Answers to Missy. Ran out of
house during thunderstorm
Saturday evening at 205 9th
St., Port St. Joe. If seen call

' Any Type Building
Commercial * Residential
State Lic. No. RG300200
Located across from Health
408 Long Avenue
For Yard Service
Call Tommy Ford
tfe 8/1

St. Joseph Bay
* commercial J L.

W. S. (Biff) Quarles

Going Fishing?
Stop here first
for a complete
line of

Fishing Tackle
306 Reid Avenue
tfie 7/4

The Sewing Room
S 410 A Reid Avenue O
pp Port St. Joe, Florida O
"Quality Fabrics at Affordable Prices"

Hagan Painting
Quality Work at Affordable Prices
Commercial & Residential
Pressure Cleaning for Grime & Mildew
Phone 648-8729


REFERENCES Phone 229.6374
Call and Talk to Us About Getting
Your Furniture Refinished to
Look Like New.
Across from Duren's Economy Store,
Highway 98
fc 616


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Rental Cleaning

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and saves you about $100 yearly
in costly pest control services.
Use of Sprayer free with
purchase of Rid-A-Bug
306 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe. Florida
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, AUG. 15, 1985

The Board of County Com-
mission, of Gulf County,
Florida, met June 27, 1985 in
special session, with the
following members present:
Chairman Eldridge Money,
Commissioners A. B. Tray-
lor, Everett Owens, Jr.,
Douglas C. Birmingham, and
Billy Branch. Others present
were: Deputy Clerk Maurell
Cumbie and Associate At-
torney Tom Gibson.
The meeting came to order
at 5:00 P.M.
The Chairman stated the
purpose of this special meet-
ing is to meet with the Board
appointed South Gulf County
Water-Sewer District Advi-
sory Committee and the
county engineering firm
Baskerville-Donovan In-
corporated to set guidelines
and for possible negotiation
of An engineering contract to
prepare a water-sewer sys-
tem feasibility study for the
South Gulf County area.
South Gulf County Water-
Sewer District Advisory
Committee members present
were Chairman Robert Ned-
ley, members Wilton Miller,
and Harold Quackenbush.
Gulf County Planning Com-
mission members present
were Chairman Betty Mc-
Neill. and member-Building
Inspector DeWayne Manuel.
Dave Silvey and Morris
Clark, of Baskerville-Dono-
van Incorporated, reviewed
the proposed outline for
South Gulf County Utility
feasibility study. Betty Mc-
Neill, Chairman, Gulf County
Planning Commission, re-
ported the following on the
County Commission's direc-
tions for the Planning Com-
mission to request the Apa-
lachee Regional Planning
--Council prepare a land use
density study for the South
-'Gulf County area.
"Four counties applied
ahead of us and the Apala-
"'chee Regional Planning
Council can't work with Gulf
:County on the project until
September or October, 1985.
SHowever, the Director gave
'us a good suggestion that
-could be implemented by

motion and vote of the Board
during this interim period,
being to appoint a group to
review projects. The Plan-
ning Commission is working
on this now."
Upon Advisory Committee
Chairman Nedley's request
Morris Clark of Baskerville-
Donovan agreed his firm
would send individual letters
to each person owning pro-
perty in the' South. Gulf
County area inquiring if they
will hook up to the system.
After question to the engi-
neering firm by Pat Floyd
and other members of the
public and discussion be-
tween the Board and the
engineering firm representa-
tives, Clark stated his firm
would prepare the feasibility
study at a cost of $8,000 to
$10,000. Comm. Birmingham
moved the. Board authorize
Baskerville-Donovan pre-
pare a South Gulf County
Water-Sewer feasibility
study at a cost of $8,000 to
$10,000. Comm. Branch sec-
onded the motion, requesting
Baskerville-Donovan pre-
pare the contract and for-
ward to Associate Attorney
Gibson for review prior to
execution by the Board.
Following discussion by com-
mittee members and . the
Board, the motion passed by
unanimous vote.
There being no further
business, the meeting ad-

The Board of County Com-
mission, of Gulf County,
Florida, met July 9, 1985 in
regular session with the
following members present:
Chairman Eldridge Money,
Billy Branch, Douglas ,C.
Birmingham, A. B. Traylor,
and Everett Owens, Jr.
Others present were: At-
torney William J. Rish, De-
puty Clerk Maurell Cumbie,
and Civil Defense Director
Larry Wells.
The meeting came to order
at 9:00 A.M.
Civil Defense Director
Wells opened the meeting
with prayer' and led the

. .. Gulf County Commission

pledge of allegiance to the
Upon motion by Comm.
Branch, second by Comm.
Owens, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved the
minutes of May 28, 1985
special meeting and June 25,
1985 regular meeting.
Tim Smith, of St. Joe
Beach, requested the Board
approve him paying $75.00
for his water deposit instead
of the current $425.00, as he
had recently purchased the
property and the contractor
ad indiscriminately install.
ed meters on property where
not requested. Comm.
Branch stated Smith had
requested the meter be re-
moved since this purchase of
property and the Board
agreed not to give.its ap-
proval based on procedure
recommendation by their
Beaches Water System Con-
sultant Don Taylor, furnish-
ing a copy to Smith.
Joseph Hunt, Apalachee
Regional Planning Council,
presented an executive'sum-
mary of the-County Hazard-'
ous Waste Assessment Pro-
ject administered by the
Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Regulation as re-
quired by Florida Statutes
(project duration July 1, 1985
through Decbmber 31, 1986).
Hunt informed the Board
$1,744.20 was allocated by the
state for preparation of this
assessment and .asked if the
Board wish the Planning
Council to prepare this as-
sessment. The Board agreed
to table this decision until the
SJ..'Strickland, Bureau of
Stai� ari fiManagement, re-
ported' private land owner
Troy,~p@l has erected a
fence, without proper permit,
which encroaches on county
right of way and U. S. Coast'
Guardtpnoperty, effectively
blocking entrance to St.
Joseph Bay thrQugh Light-
house Bayou. Upon motion
by Comm. Birmingham, seC-
ond by Comm. Branch, and:
unanimous .vote the'. Board
agreed to adopt resolution
No. 85-10 requesting the U. S:.

Coast Guard have the fence
removed from Lighthouse
Bayou on county road in
order to allow the citizens to
utilize the access to St.
Joseph Bay. Upon motion by
Comm. Birmingham. second
by Comm. Owens, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed
to give Deal written notice by
registered letter to remove
this fence from the county's'
right-of-way on or before
July 23. 1985.
Mosquito Control Director
'Graves reported he had.
selected Sonny Ward for one
of the two job openings in his
department; however, he
didn't want the position. At
Mosquito Control Director
Graves' recommendation,
Comm. Branch moved the
board approve hiring Gerald
Shearer and B. R. Williams,
Jr. for these two positions
and approve the Mosquito
Control Director recom-
mending an applicant from
the same applications re-
ceived for the last advertised
Mosquito Control job' open-
ings to ill the vacant position
left. 'by Charles Anderson
quitting.. Comm. Birming-
ham seconded the motion
.and it passed unanimously.
Mosquito Control Director
Grpyes reported Bo Bray,
President, St. . Joe Motor.
Company, informed him the
Board could purchase a 1986
Ford Truck instead of the
1985 Ford Truck, at the same
bid price. After advice from
the Attorney,, the Board
agreed to purchase the 1986
Upon request by John
Core, of Port St. Joe, that the
Board checkon when the
Department 'of. Transporta-
tion has scheduled the repair
of the railroad tracks on S. R.
71 and U. S. 98, Comm.
Owens moved the Board
write the Department of
Transportation. again re-
questing they repair the,
railroad tracks on S. R.71,U.
S. 98, and' the Industrial
Road, also informing them of
the dangerous situation
caused by dirt on shoulders
of the road from Cypress,

MINUTES.. Board of Public Instruction
'~~~~~~ ~ ~ ~ ~ * , ;'-'* * .

The Gulf County School
Board met in regular session
on July 9, 1985 at 5:30 PM in
the Gulf County Courthouse
in Port St. Joe. The following
Srnembers were present: Os-
car Redd, Waylon Graham,
Ted Whitfield. Board mem-
bhers Gene Raffield and
James Hanlon were absent.
The Superintendent was also
Chairman Redd presided
and the meeting was opened
with prayer by Graham and
followed by the Pledge of
The Board presented a
plaque of appreciation to
Billy Barlow in recognition of
the many years of devoted
service to the Gulf County
School System.
Charles Carter met with
the Board expressing con-
cern over the non-renewal of
contract for bus driver, Li-
vern Ayers. .
Sharon Lipford, Director of
Gulf County Retarded Citi-
2ens, and Charlie Davis met
with the Board to appeal for
assistance with building re-
novation at the Gulf County
Retarded Citizens site. This
was tabled until the August
6th meeting.
On motion by Graham,
second by Whitfield, the
minutes of June 14, 1985 were
unanimously approved.
On motion by Whitfield,
second by Graham, the'
Board unanimously ap-
proved the following person-
nel matters:
Approved Peggy Revell as
full-time bus driver for the
Honeyville and Fleming
Farm 'area for the 1985-86
school year;
Approved the re-employ-
ment of Barbara Creel for
the afternoon run from High-
land View to the Beaches for
the 1985-86 school year; .
Approved Catherine Ram-
sey for the position of part-
time Curriculum Coordinator
for the middle grade Enhan-
cement Program at Port St.
Joe High School for the
1985-86 school year;
Approved Betty Bidwell for
the position of curriculum
coordinator for the middle
grade Enhancement Pro-
gram at Wewahitchka High
School for the 1985-86 school
Approved the employment
of James Johnson in the
science department at Port
St. Joe High School for the
1985-86 school year;
Approved the employment
of Darrell Lamar Weather-
mon for the position of band
director at Port St. Joe High
School for the 1985-86 school
Approved, Willie Jones to
be placed on the five year
experience status for payroll
purposes for the 1985-86
school year;
Approved the employment
of Brian Falbe to work as a
DCT student at St. Joe Bus
'Barn 40 hours per week at

$3.35 per hour during the
summer, effective June 10,
1985 and during the 1985-86
school year he' is to work 3�1
hours per day;
Approved Charles R. Laird
for student employment at
Wewa Bus Barn twenty hours
per week at $3.35 per hour
during the summer effective
June. 10, 1985 and is to
continue working the same
hours per week during the
1985-86 school year;
Approved the following
personnel to work with the
maintenance department for
the next four to six weeks 40
hours per week at $3.35 per
hour: Roy Causey, Jr., Curtis
Ray, Douglas Robinson, Rob-
ert Harris, Joseph Lewis
Brock, Benjamin Causey,
Steve O'Barr, Gary Rhames,
John. Dady, Dayton Lister,
Steven Causey; Duane Mc-
Farland at $6.50 per hour;
Bryan Baxley at $6.50 per
hour; Betty Gainous at $5.00
per hour;
Approved the following
teachers to work in the
summer school program at.
Wewahitchka High School:'
Evelyn Cox, Charles Fort-
ner, Sharon Gaskin, Dennis
On motion by Graham,
second by Whitfield, the
Board voted unanimously to
approve the lowest and best
bid on the following items:
Carpet, Port St. Joe High,
Wewahitchka High, and Port
St. Joe Elementary, St. Joe
Furniture Company;
Milk and Cleaning Supplies
(SFS Bid 85-1): Milk, Bor-
dens; Cleaning Supplies, Bay
Chemical Company;
Furniture: 35 single pupil
desks, Lovette Equipment,
$1,693.65; 35 stack chairs,
Lovette Equipment, $755.30;
two teacher desks, Lovette
Equipment, $398.00; two tea-
cher chairs, Interstate,
$193.06; 2 kidney shaped
tables, Lovette Equipment,
$250.00. The Board. approved
that if this furniture meets
approval of the principal at
Wewahitchka High School,
that one additional class-
room desk will be ordered;
Propane Gas for Wewahit-
chka Schools, West Florida
Gas of Wewahitchka, 59 cents
per gallon; Town and Coun-
try Gas, 63 cents per gallon;
Gasoline, Miller Agency,
Inc., Port St. Joe Area; C. C.
Bridges, Wewahitchka area;
Technical Assistance, Pro-
fessional Services, Delta En-
gineering, Inc.
On motion by Whitfield,
second by 'Graham, the
Board unanimously ap-
proved the following pro-
gram matters:
Approved Compensatory
Education-Chapter I Project
for the 1985-86 school year;
Approved. Gulf District's
School's Five-Year Plan;
Approved Gulf County
Master Plan for Inservice

Education Annual Update for
Approved Master Plan
Committee and Gulf Teacher
Education Council for 1985-86
as follows:, Howard Blick,.
Cathy Colbert, Jerry Kelly,
Joyce Quinn, Debbie Baxley,
S. M. Eubanks, Betty Bid-
well, Sue Dickens, Gerald
Lewter, Ruth Phillips, Melo-
dy Nelson, Catherine Ram-.
sey, Judy, Williams, Christine
White, Charles Osborne, Bet-
ty Husband, Herman Jones,
Juanita Cross, Walter Wild-
er, Barbara Shirley-Scott,
Temple Watson, Becky Wald-
roff, Margaret Smith, Laura
The Board reviewed cor-
respondence from the Board
of County Commission re-
questing the school to return
te office space it is current-
ly using, next to the Sheriff's
office, to the Sheriff and
Clerk of Court. The Board
instructed the superinten-
dent to investigate the mat-
The Board reviewed a
request that baccalaureate
and graduation dates at
Wewahitchka High School be
changed to May.18 and May
23. This matter was tabled.
On motion by Graham,
second by Whitfield, the
Board voted unanimously. to
continue to participate in the
Florida Association of Dis-
trict School Superintendents
Association and au
payment, of dues in the
amount of $1,051.00.
On. motion by Graham,
second by Whitfield, the
Board authorized the Super-
intendent to engage Leonard
Costin Firm for the perform-
ance of an internal audit of
all schools.
On motion by Whitfield,
second by Graham, the
Board voted unanimously
that the bills be paid._..
On' motion by Graham,
second by Whitfield, the
Board approved the follow-
ing items:
Approved an invoice to
Costin and Floyd in the
amount of $2,858.18 for at-
torney fees and costs in
Gant-Likely vs. Gulf County
School Board (appeal);
Approved a request that
Angel .Barr be transferred
from flighland View Ele-
mentary, to Port St. Joe
Elementary School;
Adopted a statement to be
included in the School Board
Policy Manual entitled "Edu-
cational Equity Act";
Approved an authorization
to participate in approved
processing Agreements;
Approved Florida School
Board Association dues in the
amount of $2,102.00 and
Building Assessment in the
amount of $1,500.00.
There being no further
'business, the meeting ad-
journed to meet again on
August 6, 1985 at 9:00 A.M.
The Gulf County School

Board met. in special session
on July 18, 1985 at 5:15 P.M.
in .the. Gulf County Court-
house in Port St. Joe. The
following members were pre-
sent: Oscar Redd, Waylon
Graham, Ted Whitfield.
Board members Raffield and
Hanlon were absent. The
Superintendent was also pre-
. Chairman Redd presided
at the meeting.
The Superintendent pre-
sented the tentative budget
for 1985-86. A motion was
made by Whitfield, second by
Graham to approve the
tentative budget for adver-
tising and to set Monday,
August 5,1985, 5:15 P.M. ET,
as the date and time for a
formal hearing on the tenta-
tive budget. The vote was
On motion by Graham,
second by Whitfield, the
Board voted unanimously to
approve the f0oowing per-.
sonnel matters f6r the 1985-86
school year:
Approved the employment
of Richard Williams -as a
Biology teacher at Port St.
Joe High School for the
1985-86 school year;
Approved the employment
of Terrence Wayne Stryker
as Choral Music teacher at
Port St. Joe High School for
the 1985-86 school year;
Approved a request for two
additional instructional per-
sonnel at Wewahitchka High
School for the 1985-86 school
ApprovedLarry Mathes as
principal designee at Wewa-
hitchka High School for the
1985-86 school year; '
SApproved the transfer of
Jerry Rich from Port St. Joe
High School to Wewahitchka
High School effective school
year 1985-86;
Approved the employment
of Patsy Johnson as itinerant
elementary music teacher
for the entire district effec-
tive August 6, 1985;
Accepted the resignation of
Susan Bowman-Heath as a
teacher at Wewahitchka
High School.
Charles Pettis, JTPA Ad-
ministrator met with the
Board and discussed the
possibility of providing trans-
portation for students from
Gulf Countyl to attend Gulf
Coast Community College
and Tom P. Haney with some
financial assistance from the
school board. This matter
was tabled until the August
6th meeting.
On motion by Graham,
second by Whitfield, the
Board unanimously ap-
roved the following mat-
Approved the State Com-
pensatory Education Pro-
gram Plan for 1985-86;
Approved Risk Manage-
ment Assessment for 1985-86
in the amount of $112,666.00.
There being no further
business, the meeting ad-


Branch, Birmingham, Tray-
lor and the Chairman voted
yes. Comm. Owens voted no.
Dave Silvey and Morris
Clark, of Baskerville-Dono-
van Engineers, Incorporat-
ed, presented proposals from
the following three firms for
geotechnical exploration for
support of a new replace-
ment bridge across Wetappo
Creek, Pleasant Rest Ceme-
tery Road, Gulf County,
Larry M. Jacobs & Asso-
ciates, Incorporated, Pensa-
cola, Florida, total estimated
cost range $2,375.00 thru
Southern Earth Sciences,

Creek to Wewahitchka.
Comm. Branch second he
motion and itfrpalsfU'd y
unanimous voW. -
Building Ii.pector Manuel
reported Department of Na-
tural Resources employees.
had met with him concerning
the proposed Coastal Con-
struction Control Line (ap-
proximately 150 ft. land-
ward) stating they will be
,isplaying maps on the pro-
posed rule at the Courthouse
in August and holding a
public hearing on September
5. 1985. at 7:00 p.m.
After report from Finance
Officer Lister that the Board
had received certification of
tax millage from the proper-
ty appraiser. the Chairman
scheduled budget hearings
with constitutional officers
and department supervisor
for July 15th and 16th at 7:00
Upon motion by Comm.
Traylor. second by Comm.
Birmingham, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved
payment of the following
invoice from the Courthouse
Maintenance budget. Comm.
Branch stated he wanted it
reflected in the minutes
Comm. Traylor had called
him concerning this work,
which could not be repaired
by the Courthouse ..Main-
tenance Superintendent, and
upon calling a majority of the
Board members was ap-
proved on an emergency
Stutzman Construction
Company, Port St. Joe, re-
placing rafters, decking, and
built-up roofs on the upper
north end of the upper south
end of the old Courthouse in
Wewahitchka, Florida. Also,
one square of shingles and
two sheets of decking on
north end, $1,500.00.
Deputy Clerk Cumbie pre-.
sented an invoice from Bask-
erville-Donovan Engineers,
Incorporated, Pensacola,
Florida, for engineering and
surveying, services.. fpr the
Pleasant Rest Cemetery
Bridge, 5-30-85 to,6-26-85, in
the. amount, of $4,818.98,
stating that the 'Finance,
Officer handwritten a note 9nh
the invoice there was, ap-
proximately $67,000.00 left in
the Secondary Road and,
Bridge Construction fund and
if this bridge is going to cost
approximately $150,000.00
where is it going to be paid
from. Upon motion. by.
Conmm. Birmingham, second
by Comm. Owens, and unani-
mous vote, the Board ap-
proved payment of the engi-
neers invoice from the Sec-
ondary Road and Bridge
fund, Pleasant Rest Ceme-
tery-Wetappo Creek Bridge
repair account. Comm.
Birmingham then directed
the Finance Officer inquire
of the Department of Trans-
portation and Clerk Gates on
.past receipts of Secondary
Road and Bridge fund
(county should have received
$100,000.00 each year for past
three or four years, with the
only expenditures being to
the Cities of Wewahitchka
and Port St. Joe for road
work in the total amount of
SUpon Comm. Owens' re-
quest, Deputy Clerk Cumbie
read the county's answer to
complaint for Writ of Manda-
mus where defendants re-
quest the court deny the
relief sought in Complaint for
Writ of Mandamus in Circuit
Court Case No. 85-121, Gulf
Coast Utilities, Incorporated,
Plaintiff vs DeWayne Manu-
el, Building Inspector and
Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners, Defendants.
After researching the Flo-
rida Statutes regarding the
timetable iii adopting county
budget and millage : rate,
Attorney Rish advised the
Board must notify the De-
partment of Revenue by
August 15th, of the county
adopted proposed millage
Associate County Attorney
Gibson presented a letter and
responses to questions asked
by the county staff in regards
to Beaches Water System
procedure. Upon Attorney
Rish's recommendation the
Board agreed for Comm.
Branch and Comm. Owens to
study these questions 'and
responses and make a rec-
ommendation to the Board on
any item that need to be
included in the county's
ordinance regulating the
Beaches Water System. Up-
on Comm. Branch's motion,
second by Comm. Birming-
ham, and the following vote,
the Board approved rescind-
ing its previous action to
allow anyone with a meter
installed by the contractor
without request to continue to
pay the $75.00 Beaches Water
System deposit instead of the
present $425.00. Comm.

Comm. Owens discussed a
list of fees charged by the
Health Department increas-
ing, especially septic tank
The Chairman authorized
payment to the Bureau of
Unemployment Compensa-
tion in tne amount of $160.00,
representing Property Ap-
praiser employee Margaret
L. Maige's claim of Septem-
'ber 1, 1984.
There being no further
business, the meeting did
then adjourn.


The U. S. Supreme Court
ruled on February 19 in a 5-4
decision that local govern-
ments must obey federal
regulations on minimum
wages and overtime. The
Department of Labor will
begin enforcing those rules
on October 15;
"You are bound by the law
until it is changed." Orlando
Attorney Frank C. Kruppen-
bacher told a gathering of
sheriffs in a seminar at the
Florida Sheriff's Association
Although the rules exempt
executive, administrative
and professional personnel',
cpqties must still provide a
minimum wage and over-
time pay to deputies, dispat-
chers and other staffers, said
.According' to Sheriff Al
Harrison. the rules will re-
quire non-certified personnel
tW'receive overtime anytime
they work more than 40 hours
per week. Police officers can
be required to work up to 171
hours in .a 28-day period if
the county chooses that op-
tion. If not, the officers fall
under the basic 40
hour per week guidelines.'
Kruppenbacher warned

Incorporated, Panama City,
Florida, total $3,602.50;
Ardaman' & Associates,
Incorporated, Panama City
Beach, Florida, proposed
-total cost, $2,795.00.
Upon motion by Comm.
Birmingham, second by-
Comm. Owens, and unani-
mous vote, the Board ap-
proved the proposal by Arda-
man & Associates.
SThe' Chairiman' requested
-,the Attorney write the,
-county's legislative delega-
tion requesting they support
the enactment of legislation
to overturn .the Supreme.
Court decision in Garcia vs
San Antonion Metropolitan
Transit Authority, which re-.
quiresstate and local govern-
ments to pay their employees
time and one-half for over-.
time work retroactive to
April 15, 1985.
The Chairman reported
Jessie Doyle, Hunter's Asso-
ciation, Panama City, Flori-
da, requested meeting. with
the Board concerning the
state lease of lands for
hunter's use. The Board
approved his meeting with
them on July 23, 1985.
Comm. Branch reported
former Highland View Water
District Commission mem-
ber Virgil Lipford would
transfer all Highland View
Water System records to the
Gulf County Clerk's office
tomorrow. Attorney Rish
suggested an' audit and in-
ventory be performed.
Comm. Branch suggested
the Civil Defense Director
conduct the county's hazard-
ous waste assessment in-
stead of the Planning Coun-
cil. Civil Defense Director
Wells agreed to research
state guidelines and report
back to the Board at its next
Comm. Birmingham re-
quested the Board write
Road Department employee
Gene Armstrong, who was
previously on Worker's Com-
pensation and had returned
to work but is now again off
from work, and his physician
to determine if this employee
is permanently not able to
return to work. Comm. Tray-
lor and Birmingham request-
ed the Board write Road
Department employee Bob
Davis, who is presently off
work on Worker's Compensa-
tion, * and his physician to
check on the status of this
Upon motion by Comm.
Branch, second by Comm.
Owens, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved contract-
ing with A. O. Boyett $2.50
each account to read meters,
perform minor maintenance,
billing, and collection for the
Highland View Water Sys-
tem. Boyett reported there
were approximately 210 ac-
counts. Attorney Rish ad-
vised the county would have
to pay for a bond insurance
for Boyett in order for him to
receipt payments. Comm.
Owens directed Boyett make
a visible inventory of the
system with Virgil Lipford
prior to receiving the system.
Attorney Rish requested
Boyett define. major break-
dowr. and submit price
proposal to the Board for


riffs that the rules can
cult to understand and
ster. "This is an ad-
rafive nightmare for
bookkeeping people,"
'lorida's 67 counties,
lawmen from 49 were
convention, including
Harrison, and most
ed Kruppenbacher's
nation. The attorney
d many of the techni-
�ects of the law con-

The major piece of business
for the Congress just before it
adjourned was agreement by
the House and Senate on the
budget. As passed, it achieves
a $57 billion deficit reduction
without cutting Social Security
benefits and without raising
The biggest difference be-
tween the final agreement and
the House-passed budget was
defense spending. The agree-
ment sets a ceiling on defense
appropriations that is $10 billion
higher than current levels, while
the House-passed measure had
frozen defense.spending at this
year's level.
While I believe the measure
as passed is the best we can get
at the present time, I am con-
cerned that enough has not
been done to balance the
budget and bring our horrible
deficit into control. Although it
is projected that this agreement
will reduce spending by $280
billion over three years, many of
us believe that this is only a
good start.
I want to point out that our
agreement provides for con-
siderably smaller deficits than
those proposed by President
Reagan in his February budget.
The deficit for 1986 under this,
agreement will be $171.9 billion
compared to a deficit of $180
billion proposed by the Presi-
dent. In fiscal year 1988,.the
deficit is projected 'to be $112.9
billion, which is $31.5 billion
lower than the $144.4 billion
deficit under the Reagan plan.
On defense, the budget
adopted accepted the Senate
proposal which provided for a
full inflation adjustment in
defense appropriations in fiscal
1986, and adjustments of 3%
above inflation for 'the next two
fiscal years.
These increases in defense
are in sharp contrast to
domestic programs, most of
which' were frozen at the cur-


cerning compensatory time,
trading time, rest periods,
volunteer work, training and
off-duty employment. "If you
permit a person to work, you
have to pay them," he said
when asked about dedicated
employees volunteering time
to work on special projects
and investigations. "If you
know he is doing it and the'
working is benefiting the
department, you've got to
pay the money," he said.

rent level and' many reduced
significantly. The House-passed
measure had provided for a
freeze for one year on defense
appropriations, similar to the
freeze which the House*
measure had imposed on ap-
propriations for most domestic
The Congress rejected a
move to impose a one-year
freeze on Social Security;
federal retirement and veterans
cost of living increases. The
final version included these cost
of living increases.
The agreement makes very
substantial savings in other
areas of domestic spending -_
96.4 over three years while, at
the same time, protecting pro-
grams of special importance in
serving low income people or
in meeting urgent national
needs. '
It is worth noting that. the
House had already begun con-
sideration of appropriation bills
before adoption of the con-
ference agreement. So far,
every single one of the eight ap-,
propriations that have passed
the House has been held below
the target set by the House
resolution. This suggests that
the chances are excellent that
the savings assumed. in this
budget will actually be realized. *
It is my judgment that' the
most pressing problem facing
the American people is that of
bringing our federal spending in
line with income. 'We have
made significant strides int this
direction, but much, much/
more needs to be accomplish-.
ed. It is a problem which will not
go away and I am pleased at the
attitude of the vast majority of
the Members of Congress. They
are serious about accomplishing
that goal and I can assure you
that no Member of the House
or Senate more fervently desires
the accomplishment of that ob-


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