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: June 11, 1987
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Industry-Deep Water Port-Fine People-Safest Beaches in Florida

Sewer Woes Piling U

Petitions Resist Attempt to Bring Mexico

Beach Waste to Gulf Co. for Treatment


Sewer and water woes at the
Beaches keep piling up on the County
Commission with opposition continu-
ing to be expressed to,a Mexico Beach
businessman, Don Baxter, bringing

sewage from his motels to Gulf
County for treatment. Opposition was
also expressed to a proposal to allow
Cecil G. Costin, Jr., and .Charlie
Parker to join their proposed develop-

Lawrence Woodham tells the County Commission Tuesday, some plans are
going to have to be made to provide sewer service to the Beaches.

ment adjacent to Gulf Aire with the
Beaches water system.
Lawrence Woodham, armed with
a handful of petitions supporting his
presentation, told the Commission it
was just a matter of time before a
central sewage system must be
installed in the beaches area. "We
can't go on with no controls. Everyone
is wanting to build sewage plants on
our beaches. We need some sort of
sewage or waste treatment for the
beaches area. It's inevitable."
Woodham was speaking specific-
ally about the proposal of Baxter to 1)
build a disposal plant on Beacon Hill
property near the old lighthouse
property, and; 2) to purchase the Gulf
Aire package plant and run his
sewage line from Mexico Beach to the
Gulf Aire plant.
Woodham pointed out Baxter had
already run into problems with his
sewage plans in Mexico Beach.
Woodham then asked for and even-
tually received approval of a require-
ment for a referendum in Gulf
County before sewage could be piped
in from other counties for treatment.
Currently, the county has inter-
vened in the proposal of Baxter to
build a disposal plant at Beacon Hill.
Attorney Tom Gibson advised the
Board they would get a hearing in the
matter with the state of Florida on
July 27, but said he felt there was not
much chance of stopping the plans if
they met state requirements.
Commissioner Doug Birmingham
said, "We need to address the matter

seriously. We don't need 120,000 gallon
treatment plants strung all along the
beaches every 300 yards or so".
Chairman Branch suggested the
Gulf County board confer with Mexico
Beach, officially, to address the sewer
problem in comprehensive plans
currently being drawn for both
governments. Branch agreed with
Birmingham and Woodham that there
need to be some definite plans made
for the future on this need.
In the meantime, the Gulf County
Commission agreed to go on record as
opposing any intrusions into the
county with sewer lines and treatment
plants in any way possible.
Joseph Berardi, a resident of St.
Joe Beach was concerned over the
future water pressure in his area once
the Parker-Costin development is
added at Gulf Aire. The Gulf Aire
development would be at the extreme
,end of the system, which originates at
the Port St. Joe water treatment
plant, and serves Highland View and
the St. Joe Beach area as far as Gulf
Sands Motel.
Costin and Parker had been given
permission recently, to tie into the
system provided it did not affect
water pressure in the areas already
Chairman Branch remarked at
the meeting Tuesday, it was the
developers' responsibility to deter-
mine this matter. "So far as I can see,
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Jaycee Jef Gardner shows the County Commission one of the problem spots
at the new county park being built at Beacon Hill. Gardner said the Jaycees are
having trouble getting permits expeditiously.

DNR Strikes Again

Holds Up Permit for Parking

Area, Dune Walk-over at Park

Port St. Joe Jaycees have found
out that the Department of Natural
Resources are not all that easy to deal
with, according to a report given to
the County Commission Tuesday on
progress of construction of a new
public park at Beacon Hill.,
"Progress" of the park could
more property be described as "no
progress" by Gregg Burch and Jef
Gardner. The Jaycees have volun-
teered to build facilities on property
recently obtained by the County to be
used as a park.
Burch said they were assured a
permit for a boardwalk over the dunes
to the beach would be issued on short
order by DNR, but no permit has been
received as yet, bringing the project
to a halt.
"What we're doing is protecting
the environment and the dunes and I
should think they would be eager to
get a permit to us right away", Burch
said. "It's still lying on someone's
desk in Tallahassee and we're on
The Jaycees have already built a
portion of the dune overwalk, but
can't complete it until they receive the

They are also having problems
receiving a permit for an access route
to a proposed parking lot to be built on
the landward side of the construction
setback line at the beach. Both Burch
and Gardner felt a designated drive
should have less effect on the
environment than people driving
anywhere they wish.
Gardner showed the Commission
a platform they wished to build on the
boardwalk to keep people off sea oats
in the area, "but we can't get a
permit", he said.
Gardner pointed out protections
to the environment being worked into
the plans for the park, then remarked,
"People in DNR offices in Tahlahassee
don't know anything about this beach
or its needs. They don't know what
they are doing. They have picture
postcards of sea oats and know they
live in Florida and that's about the
extent of it."
The Commission agreed to enlist
the services of Representative Robert
Trammell to get the permits expedit-
ed. "In the meantime, you'll just have
to wait", Commission Chairman Billy
Branch said.

Mexico Beach's Annual

Ling Fiesta Day Saturday

Richard Musgrove, of Northwest Florida Water Management District and
Sheriff Al Harrison, oversee the project, while equipment operator James
Hysmith and his assistant, James Johnson, clear a log jam out of the Dead

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Lakes drawdown structure drains in preparation to lowering the gates. The
structure is now closed and will remain so, according to Musgrove.
-Star photo

The 17th annual Mexico Beach
Ling Fiesta will be on tap for
Saturday bringing to a climax a
fishing tournament which started on
April 1 and ends Friday.
The special day starts with the
Kiwanis pancake breakfast Satur-
day at the Fish House Restaurant
parking lot. During the day, activi-
ties will include a 5,000 meter run,
fiesta fair and crafts at Highway 98

and 8th Street, a parade which
begins at 10 a.m., a volley ball
tournament at noon at the Down-
stairs Oyster Bar, Bingo at the
Chamber building, sailboat races,
sand sculpture, sunjan contest and a
The Mexico Beach Chamber of
Commerce offers an invitation to
everyone to attend.

Complaints Aired Over

Ambulance Service

Dead Lakes Gates Closed

There is now an official voice taking action
at the drawdown structure at the south end of the
Dead Lakes, and that official voice has ordered
the two open gates be closed.
Thursday morning of last week, the
Northwest Florida Water Management District
exercised newly received powers from Governor
Bob Martinez and enlisted the aid of the Gulf
County Road Department to close the gates,
removing a danger posed by powerful suction
forces in the structure.
Two of the four water outlets on the
drawdown structure have been open for months,
allowing some drainage of the lakes, but
creating powerful suction with water passing
through the two huge drain pipes.
A week previous, two Bay County men were
nearly sucked through the drain when they had

trouble with the motor on their bass boat and
couldn't keep the boat from being pulled toward
the structure. The boat initially lodged on
several logs which were hung across the
entrance to one of the drain pipes. The two men
got out of the boat about the time powerful forces
sucked it into the drain, inflicting heavy damage.
Sheriff Al Harrison used the incident as
reason enough to contact Governor Martinez and
ask that someone be placed in authority over the
drawdown, so the gates could be closed and the
danger removed.
Since the Water Management District had
been given jurisdiction over securing necessary
permits to remove the Dead Lakes Dam, they
were also given authority over the drawdown
structure, with the result that the decision was
made to close the gates.

. Officially

Richard Musgrove, an official with the
NWFWD said a close monitor will be kept on the
lakes and the gates to the drawdown managed to
best benefit the people. "If industry downstream
gets to needing water, we'll take steps to remedy
that." Musgrove said the District would take an
active interest in the lakes and be an active voice
in managing the controversial structure.
Musgrove was on hand Thursday to
supervise the closing of the gates and said they
will remain closed unless it becomes necessary
to open them again. Presently, there is plenty of
water spilling across the tumbler dam to satisfy
downstream needs.
The crisis developed at the drawdown when
remaining members of the Dead Lakes Water
management commission refused to take

South Gulf County's ambulance
continues to receive recurring com-
plaints filed with the County Commis-
sion for several reasons, mostly
having to do with what some people
complain as shoddy service.
This week the scope of complaints
grew, when Ward McDaniell of the
north Gulf County volunteer service
asked the County Commission to have
a meeting with the operators of the
service, since he felt the volunteer
service was being used unfairly.
McDaniell said that on many
occasions, the Wewahitchka volunteer
service had provided its people and
equipment in emergencies. "They
have responded to us in a like manner
in the past", McDaniell said, but felt
the reciprocating aid was getting to be
"They are a paid service and
we're volunteer", McDaniell said,

pointing out that if either service
should be giving more service than
the other, it should be the paid
service. "Our people must go to work
and cannot spend a lot of time doing
what the paid service should be
doing", McDaniell said.
He pointed to the latest in a
number of incidents when the volun-
teer service was called on to make a
run in south Gulf County, "We got the
patient to Gulf Pines Hospital and
there sat an ambulance with a dead
battery. We were told that's why our
services were called on". McDaniell
said his volunteer service makes sure
batteries are fully charged at all
times and he felt a paid service should
have the same responsibilities.
"We are ready and willing to help,
but not because of a dead battery. We
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We're all out of sorts
about the immense tax hike
our state has imposed upon us
during the just closed session
of the Legislature. If that were
all the tax increase they had
imposed upon us, we would all
probably be most happy, once
we understood just how vast
this tax increase business is
going to get in the next few
months or years.
We're talking about the
tax you haven't seen or heard
of yet. We're talking about
things like the proposed five
cent gasoline tax which was
proposed by our City Commis-
sion last week as a means of
repairing and paving streets
in our community and our
What's that you say? How
does our city and county
passing a gasoline tax become
any fault of the state Legisla-
Once upon a time, not
more than four or five years
ago there was an income to
our county called' the second-
ary road tax, which paid for
the repair and paving of new
streets and roads throughout
our county and in our cities for
nearly 40 years. The county
had a road and bridge de-
partment and funded it fairly
easy, but that was to take care
of dirt roads. When a road was
paved, it came under the
jurisdiction of the secondary
road tax.
Ironically, this secondary
road fund funneled about the
same amount of money into
Gulf County as the proposed
? five cent gasoline tax is
anticipated to do.
Four or five years ago, the

state of Florida stopped the
secondary road program and
its attendant responsibility for
all but primary highways in
Gulf County. Our state cares
only for Highways 71 and 98 in
Gulf County today. The re-
maining streets and roads are
the responsibility of our coun-
ty and our cities.
Also, there was a consid-
erable source of income called
the revenue sharing funds.
These came from both the
state and federal government.
When the fund was first
established way back in the
'60's local government was
warned not to get to be
dependent on that source of
How does one not become
dependent on nearly $300,000
coming in each and every
year, like clockwork, with
sizeable increases annually?
All but a small trickle of
that source of money is gone,
now, and the counties and
cities are being forced to come
up with funding for services
formerly paid for by revenue
sharing funds.
So, all in all, here in small
Gulf County, federal and state
governments hooked us into
being dependent on their
hand-outs, tying expensive
restrictions on these same
local governments to make
them eligible for the funds and
now, suddenly, they are gone,
but the expenses remain.
And, that, in a nutshell, is
why your local governments
are scrambling around trying
to make up a $1 million
shortfall in income without
disturbing the local gentry too




County, City,

In A Bind

Ricky Gene Didn't Lie

by Kesley Colbert__(".I

I near about fainted when I step-
ped into my truck this morning. My
first wife had cleaned up the inside.
Bless her heart. She'd even used the
shop vac to vacuum the floor. I don't
know what she did with all the papers,
Dr. Pepper cans and empty Levi Gar-
rett cartons. I must ask her what she
did with the dog collar that was hang-
ing over the mirror. And when she
wakes up around 10:30 or so I've got to
check with her about my bat, glove
and the two baseballs. I've carried the
baseball stuff for years 'cause as you
travel around you never know when a
game might break out.
I tell you, boys, I'm baffled by this
unexpected turn of events. Why, she
hasn't said anything about the inside
of my truck for oh, seven or eight
years now. Of course, come to think of
it, the last couple of times that she's
opened the door to get in and a
baseball rolled out she's tossed it back
inside a little harder than need be.
And although she hasn't said anything
as she shoved a few stacks of papers

and a can or two over to make room
for herself she has given me one of
those looks. You know the look I'm
talking about. And once, just a few
weeks ago as we were backing out,
she glanced up at the mirror and said,
"Reckin' that mirror is ever going to
tree a 'coon?"
Now, folks, I don't know the first
thing about automobiles. I think
Henry Ford came up with the idea to
make himself some money and to help
me get from one place to another. I
guess you could say ole Henry suc-
ceeded at both. I've got a brother that
as soon as the ash try gets about half
full he trades that car off and gets him
another one. He can talk about aero-
dynamics and rack and pinion stuff
with you. Shucks, he can raise the
hood on an old car and point to the
voltage regulator. And you ought to
see the wheelin' and dealing' when he
and that car salesman hook up. He's
always a'telling me what a good deal
he got. Listen, if you drive it off the lot
I think I know who got the "good

I don't do much wheelin' and
dealing I've only bought two vehicles
for my personal use in my whole life. I
don't even know what "model" my
truck is. I bought it back in 1974 but it
wasn't new then. I just went into the

Water T
Bill LET
Woes V

To The Editor:
Recently the citizens of Highland
View started paying their water bill to
the Board of County Commission
instead of the H.V. Water Dept. There
was a change in the due date. I've
lived there for 15 months and I've
never been late with my water bill.
When I went to pay it last month,
thinking I was on time, I was charged
a $2.00 late charge. What I would like
to know is how many other people in


"You Can Trust Us" used car place
and told Ricky Gene Stafford I wanted
a pickup truck. He asked me what ex-
actly did I have in mind. I told him I
thought a white one. He said he had a
good one, only 11,000 miles on it, one
owner, clean and since I was a good
friend he could let me have it "today
only" for the unbelievable low price of
3 thousand dollars.
Today, that truck's got 127 thou-
sand miles on it but it has and does get
me where I want to go. It doesn't run
like it used to and it uses a little oil and
the motor makes a kind'a ping-ping
sound and the air conditioner just
works sometimes (mostly in
December and January) but it still
cranks and to me that's the bottom
line. And today, thanks to Cathy, it's
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H.V. also had to pay the late fee as a
result of not being notified of the
change in due date. When they ran the
ad telling us where we would pay our
bill from now on, I wonder why they
didn't slip it in that the due date had
changed. I would be interested in
knowing how much extra money the
county took in. if .ny, as a result.
Waiting to know,
Deborah Martin

Understand b le

Somehow or other, we get
the idea from what we read
that our state government has
gotten us into this medical
predicament. Doctors are
quitting their practices and
their responsibilities at hospi-
tals, right and left, because of
the liability they face from
perhaps putting the wrong size
band-aid on a wart.

One of the medical servi-
ces really catching it is the
obstetric practice. When doc-
tors feel they are forced to quit
tending expectant mothers
and delivering babies, you are
getting into some pretty ser-
ious territory.

It's .true, women were
having babies before there
were doctors, but they were
taking an awful chance. We
hate to consider what our
opinion of legislators would be
should our wife go into labor
and couldn't find a doctor to
attend her because he couldn't
face the liability possibility
because a batch of legisla-
tors put him in that position.
When we consider the
financial mess described in
the opinion just above this one,
and consider both sets of
problems were created by the
same body of people, it sort of
becomes understandable why
they both exist.

Now, Even the Experts Verify That the Lottery Is A Bad Investment

ture has finally quit and gone home.
As for my personal share of the state
budget, I had received about all the
help from that august body my
pocketbook could stand.
Parts of the $1.7 BILLION income
increase I can tolerate. Other parts, I
For instance, I can put up with the
lottery fairly well.
Ah, ha! You remember that I
opposed the lottery back when we
were supposed to be making the
decision on it at voting time, don't
you! And, you're right: I opposed it
then and I still am opposed to our state
stooping to a roll of the dice or
pitching pennies at a crack, so to
speak, for any kind of income. When
the ones who are interested in
promoting the growth of gambling in
our state promote its spread under the
guise of using the money for schools,
I'm more disgusted, chagrined and
discombobulated over the whole mat-
ter. You might surmise that I am still
opposed to the state lottery.
OPPOSED OR NOT, the word is

that we're going to have it here in
Florida on January 1. I'm writing this
column now rather than wait until a
date closer to January 1. I certainly
don't want this column to be the


EVEN IF I were not so opposed to
the lottery, I would be now. A story in
the daily papers the last of this past
week merely solidified my opposition
to the game of chance. Especially

in Florida.
I can see it now: "Just look, folks!
There's race horse betting, dog track
betting, jai-alai betting and now
there's lottery. There have been


I By: Wesley R. Ramsey

vehicle which reminds you that people
can purchase state lottery tickets next
week or next month. By the time the
lottery begins, you will have forgotten
all about this column and I will have
had the opportunity to vent my spleen
against something I am totally
I can tolerate the lottery because
there will never be a Wesley Ramsey
dollar spent on it.

since the highly touted sole purpose is
that the lottery is to help our children
get an education.
It's a toe in the door for the
pro-casino people who will lull us to
sleep with the supposedly good things
the lottery is doing for our state and
then maneuver the question on a
ballot in the future which will once
again question us as to whether or not
we want to approve casino gambling

upteen million dollars in prize money
given away by the lottery, the betting
income is helping your county and a
Mafiosa hasn't shot a burp gun down
your main street all week long. What
could possibly be wrong with casino
The answer is: "The same thing
which is wrong with the other types of
gambling. It's wrong".
But back to last week's papers.
In the story which revealed the

lottery program had been adopted
and a starting date set, Governor
Martinez was quoted as saying he was
also still opposed to lotteries in
Florida, but since the voters mandat-
ed it, he was going to have it in
operation on January 1.

NOW, COMES THE stinger. Ac-
cording to the story, printed under a
major wire service by-line, the lottery
is expected to take in $1 BILLION in
calendar year 1988. That's a little
more than originally predicted, I
think, but get this-of that $1
BILLION in income, the state's public
schools are expected to get only $144
Our state has sold a portion of its
soul to the devil on the premise of
using the money for the next best
thing to motherhood and we're only
going to realize just a little more than
10 percent return on the investment.
On top of being morally wrong,
the lottery is even going to be poor
business for our tax payers.
Removing the sales tax from
services-as distasteful as it was for a

lot of people-is going to be a much
more efficient source of income than
the lottery. Without near the invest-
ment, the state is anticipated to.
receive more than three times the
useable money.
Who said that'lottery was a good
thing for Florida? But, it's too late to
back out how. There were enough
people duped by the claim that it
would be the source of streets paved in
gold for our schools, and it passed
with flying colors.
It won't even pay for a good
graded gravel street.
pittance the lottery will generate and
the very real threat that the schools
won't get the money for long, we have
to believe the selling of the lottery to
our people was just like our considera-
tion of such activities. They were
dishonest in their dealings.
Everyone in state government
can stop drinking just one cup of
coffee per day while on the job, and
Florida will more than likely generate
more extra incomethan we will from
this high-powered lottery.

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by Wendell Campbell

The Art of Saying No
ABOUT FIFTEEN YEARS ago, when we lived in Knoxville,
Tennessee, a friend and I were on our way to have a cold beer one Friday
afternoon after work when we ran into another friend, Joe Heiskell. Joe
was on his way to the market to pick up milk and bread for supper. His
wife was preparing the meal and they were scheduled to eat a short time
after we met him.
We invited Joe to have a beer with us. "I told my wife that I would be
right back, but I guess I have time to have 'just one' before I go back."

THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY morning, Joe, Bill and I awoke at Bill
Thurman's house on a lake in Alcoa, Tennessee. Bill was single, I had my
wife and son with me, and Joe had not made it home with the milk and
Nothing was said, but everyone knew Joe was in hot water at home.
He had a worried look on his face, to say the least.
"I've learned a new word," Joesuddenly exclaimed, with a smile on
his face.
"What is it?" I asked, curious that he would be thinking about new
words at a time like that.
"The word is No!" he exclaimed. "If anyone ever asks me to go have
a beer with them from now on, I'm going to use that word on them: 'No, I
can't go.' When I tell my wife about the new word, she will understand."
JOE'S WIFE DIDN'T understand, because they were divorced a
short time later.
"No" is a word that Joe should have learned earlier. It's also a word
that many of us don't know how to say often enough, I think. I know I
Starting today I am going to use it more often. I will substitute it for
words like, "Well,.O.K." and "Yes, I'd love to." The conversation might
go something like this:
Friend to me: "Hey, would you like to go deep sea fishing with us?"
Me to friend: "No!"
Anyone to me: "Isn't it about time you bought a new van or car?"
Me to anyone: "No!"
Anyone to me: "It sure is a beautiful day. Want to play a round of
Me to anyone: "No!"

THERE ARE SOME more subtle ways to say "no". I could say,
"Gee, I'd love to go deep sea fishing, but I can't afford it, and I really need
to work." That answer, however, would leave me vulnerable, just like it
did Joe and like it did me the last time that question was asked me.
Learning to use the word "no" could be useful in many other ways. I
could use it more often around the house.
Wife to me: "Will you run to the school and pick up the kids?"
Me to wife: "No!"
Wife to me: "Will you help me clean up this house and kitchen?"
Me to wife: "No!"
Wife to me: "Will you run to the store and pick up some bread and
milk for supper?"
Me to wife: "Yes, I will and I'll be right back."

Sewer Woes (Continued from Page 1)

* 'th have not taken the lead in this
matter", Branch remarked.
The chairman then suggested the
Commission write Costin and Parker,

(Continued from Page 1)
feel we're being abused. They are
a paid service. They should keep their
batteries up".
Chairman Billy Branch told Mc-
Daniell the County Commission would
set up a special meeting with the south
Gulf County service in just a few days
and have a discussion on the matter.
"We'll get this problem ironed out
before it really gets to be a bigger
problem", Branch said.
Branch said the Commission was
concerned over vehicles purchased by
Gulf County being sent to Franklin
County and with abusing the recipro-
cating service of the volunteer
Wewahitchka service.

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reminding them of their responsibili-
ties and setting out water charges and
responsibilities toward paying off the
bonds incurred in building the original
Administrative assistant Larry
Wells pointed out there was already
problems with water pressure on the
system, particularly if there should be
a fire.
Wells said, "We put a fire pumper
on a plug the other day, testing, and
started at the plug with a pressure of
23 pounds. After activating the fire
pumper, the pressure at the hydrant
went down to 11 pounds. This isn't
very much pressure".
Berardi felt that should water and
fire protection be extended to the
Costin-Parker development, the pres-
sure would become a critical matter.
Chairman Branch asked for ap-
proval of the Board to require an
engineering report from Costin and
Parker concerning the water pressure
in the area before there is any
attaching of their water distribution
system to the Beaches system.
In other business matters, the
-Joined in opposition to a federal
plan to allow oil exploration within 10

The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, June 11, 1987 Page Three

Sheriffs Go On Marijuana Hunt
Gulf County Sheriff Al Harrison
and Liberty County Sheriff Harrell
Revell joined forces in an extensive
aerial search for marijuana plots on
the Apalachicola River swamps on
Thursday of last week.
The sheriffs were transported in -
their search by a helicopter rented
from the Leon County Sheriff's ,
Department and rented by the Florida
Law Enforcement agency.
Sheriffs Harrison and Revell .Y
were piloted in the chopper by Jim
Bragian of the Leon County Sheriff's
Department and spent about fiveI
hours Friday searching the River
swamp near the river itself, looking
for the illegal weed.
The sheriffs said this, is the ,
perfect. time of the year to go
marijuana hunting, since the weed is
just before being ready for harvest.
The aerial search was coordinat- .
ed with ground forces which utilized
four-wheel drive vehicles and boats to
approach a patch spotted from the air. i
"Looking for marijuana from the
air is the way to find it easy and using k
tive since you can get so low and hover .'.
for a close inspection of a suspected ,
spot", Sheriff Harrison said.
Pilot Jim Bragian, Sheriff Al Harrison and Liberty The chopper is furnished the smaller counties along the
The search was concentrated in County Sheriff Harrell Revell board a helicopter in Apalachicola River twice a year by the FDLE to make the
Gulf and Liberty counties. Wewahitchka Thursday morning to go marijuana hunting. search. -Star photos

Sherif 'Al garrison, left. and Liberty;!oukit. Sheriff Har'rell Revell. right,
make plans for their marijuana hunt Thursday morning.

miles of the Gulf Coast in this area.
Other counties joining the opposition
move are requesting the exploration
be confined to 30 to 35 miles offshore.
-Agreed to begin a search for 15
acres on which to put a state
minimum security prison facility for
young first offenders. Additional
information has revealed the facility
will be operated similar to the CCC
camps of depression days. Inmates of
the facility will assist the forestry
-Sheriff Al Harrison reported the
Department of Corrections has stipu-
lated that two doors be changed inside
the Gulf County Jail and a threatened
suit against the county will be
dropped. Harrison said the doors have
been ordered and will be installed.
-Continued to hear complaints
about driving on the beaches. Chair-
man Branch said it looks as if the
county is just going to have to pass an
ordinance prohibiting any driving on
the beaches. "It looks like the only
alternative", he pointed out, even
though he expected an avalanche of
objections to such an ordinance.

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Candlelight Ceremony Unites Karen Lynn

Walsh and Matthew Sidney Groom In

A May 2 wedding of Karen Lynn
Walsh and Matthew Sidney Groom
took place at St. Paul Methodist
Church in Largo. The Rev. T. Glenn
Mitchell performed the candlelight
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. William C. Walsh of
Clearwater. The bridegroom is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. David G. Groom
of Port St. Joe.
The church. was adorned with
solid white carnations, gladioli,
baby's breath and pom poms with a
background of greenery. One large
bouquet over the altar was of white
and light pink carnations, lavender
gladioli and heather.
The bride chose a formal gown of
crystal organza featuring a Queen
Anne neckline and bell sleeves, bodice
of French lace, pearls and sequins. It
formed a basque waist with ruffles
cascading from the waist line to form
a cathedral train. Small satin buttons
on the back of the dress extended from
the top of the neck to the waist.

Adult School

Summer Classes
The Adult School will hold the
following classes this summer:
Adult Basic and high school
completion will be offered at the two
sites listed below...
Gulf County Adult School behind
Port St. Joe High School. Classes will
be held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursdays from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Mexico Beach Methodist Church
on Monday and Tuesday nights from
6:00 to 9:00 p.m. EDT.
Drivers education will be held at
the Port St. Joe High School on
Monday and Tuesday nights from 6:00
to 9:00 p.m. Anyone interested in
these classes may call 227-1744.
The Gulf County Adult School
does not discriminate on the basis of
race, religion, national origin, sex, or

The maid of honor was Miss
Kathryn A. Walsh, sister of the bride
of Clearwater. Bridesmaids were

Miss Kasey C. Moore, Clearwater and
Miss LeAnn Boles, Seffner. The
attendants' dresses were light pink

Mrs. Matthew Sidney Groom

and of

taffeta with a scoop neckline
ff the shoulder sleeves with a
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Austin Horton

Austin Is One
Austin Horton celebrated his first
birthday on May 16 With a party at his
home. Several frierlds and relatives
were there to help him celebrate.
Austin is the son of Carol and
David Horton. He is the grandson of
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Ramsey and
Mr. and Mrs. James Horton all of Port
St. Joe.

Relatives Visiting
The W.S. Quarles family is
enjoying relatives who are spending
some of their summer at the local
Out of town guests include Mary
Coleman and Clemmie Werts of
Birmingham, Ala., the Tyler Smith'
family and families of Bob Lenords'
and Bob Stebins from Rhode Island,
Mary Francis Smith from Tampa and
Josephine Smith.

The bride was given in marriage
by her parents. The best man was
David G. Groom, father of the groom.
Groomsmen were James T. Walsh,
brother of the bride and Eric N.
Groom, Jr., nephew of the groom.
Before the wedding several par-
ties were hosted for the bride and
On March 21 a lovely luncheon
with an array of beautiful spring
flowers was given at the Shade Tree
Restaurant in Panama City. It was
hosted by Mrs. Gannon Buzzett and
Mrs. Wayne Hendrix.
That same evening a small
intimate dinner party was given for
the bride and groom by Mr. and Mrs.
Rush Cowherd at Beacon Hill.
On March 28 a couples' cookout
was hosted by Miss Kasey C. Moore
and Miss Kathryn A. Walsh in
On April 4 a luncheon was given at
the St. Joseph Bay Country Club in
honor of the bride. The hostesses were
Mrs. Paul Fensom, Mrs. J. Lamar
Miller and Mrs. Silas Stone.
A bridge luncheon was given by
Mrs. Robert E. King and Mrs. Warren
Culbertson honoring the mother of the
groom on April 6.
A rehearsal dinner was given at
the Bombay Bicycle Club in Clear-
water on Friday, May 1.
., A reception was given at the
Flagship Seafood House on Clearwa-
ter Beach. The guests enjoyed a sit
down dinner ending with a four tiered
cake and champagne.
That same evening a large dinner
party was given by the bride's parents
at their home, with family and all out
of town guests attending.
* The newlyweds traveled to the
mountains of Virginia for their
honeymoon. The couple will reside in
U Clearwater. The bride is a Budget
Analyst with the County of Pasco and
the groom is a Certified Public
Accountant with the firm of Dennard,
Garrett and DeJane in Largo.

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Lori Douglas and Richard

Cassani Wed In Pensacola

Lori Douglas became the bride of
Richard L. Cassani on June 6 in
Pensacola at the home of the bride's
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rex
SCosby. The bride is the daughter of
M LiTa lavidson. and, all
Butler of .-eicola. The'biide m
is gie son of Captain and Mrs. Hery
L. Cassani of St. Joe Beach. )
The bride was given in marriage
by her parents and wore a gown of
ivory lace over peach satin featuring
a wide cummerbund with bow in the
back. The bridal bouquet was of peach
colored roses and baby's breath.
Kari Langlanais, sister of he
bride was matron of honor. John
Cassani, brother of the groom served
as best man. Jennifer Douglas,
daughter of the bride, was the flower
girl. A reception hosted by the bride's
parents and grandparents followed
the ceremony. After a wedding trip to
Navarre Beach, the couple will reside
in Fort Walton.
Among the out-of-town guests
were Captain and Mrs. Cassani, Mrs.
Rafidy Phillips and daughter Amanda

Frank Abbott

Receives His

M.D. Degree
Frank Abbott, Jr. received his
Doctor of Medicine degree from the
University of Florida College of
Medicine May 30, 1987.
He was the recipient of the F.
Eugene Tubbs, M.D. Memorial Award
for Excellence, and also the Cohen-
r, Maddaloan Award for research done
in the field of rheumatology.
Dr. Abbott is a graduate of
Woodham High School and Florida
State University and is a member of
Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha Omega
Alpha honorary fraternities. He will
remain in Gainesville with his wife
Sarah and son Christopher to com-
plete a residency in Diagnostic
Radiology at Shands Hospital.
Dr. Abbott is the son-in-law of Mr.
and Mrs. James Bennie Roberts of
Port St. Joe. .

of Port St. Joe, Michael Cassani of
Sarasota and LCDR and Mrs. Joseph
Dunn of Navarre.

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Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Todd of Port
St. Joe.
The bride-elect is a 1986 graduate
of Rutherford High School. She
attended Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege and is presently employed by
Kinney Shoes in the Panama City
Her fiance is presently employed
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mite Division in Port St. Joe.
The wedding is planned for June
27 at 7 p.m. at the First Assembly of
God in Panama City. A reception will
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The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, June 11, 1987 Page Five

DAR Ends Year with A

Picnic at Thompson Home

Micah Dodson
Has First Birthday
Micah Dodson celebrated his first
birthday on May 5 at his home. Micah
and his friends Kenny McFarland and
Becky Belin enjoyed cake and ice
Special guests included Granny
and Papa, Gwen and Wayne Parrish,
Shannon Parrish, Jason Hathaway,
Jim and Cindy Belin, Bonnie Belin
and Susie McFarland.
Micah is the son of Bill and
Carmel Dodson of Mexico Beach.

Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson hosted
the annual cover dish picnic supper
meeting of St. Joseph Bay Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolu-
tion Wednesday evening, May 20.
Her recently completed and
charming Mexico Beach home whose
interior decor features oil paintings of
shore birds and flowers, shell mirrors
and lamps, all creations of Mrs.
Thompson, was a perfect setting for
the meeting. Colors of red, white and
blue were used for table appoint-
ments, flowers, wreaths and other
party decorations carried out the
patriotic theme.
Mesdames W.O. Cathey, Jr., Paul
Fensom, James Heathcock, William
J. Rish, Barbara Watts and Sammie
Williams assisted Mrs. Thompson as

Member's guests were Mrs. Rudy
Gaskin, mother of Mrs. D.L. Owens
from Wewahitchka and Mrs. Eileen
Franz of Chipley, sister of Mrs. Herb
Brouillette and members of Chipola
Chapter DAR in Marianna.
A brief business meeting was
conducted by Mrs. Paul Kunel,
regent. The program presented by
Mrs. Heathcock, vice-regent and
program chairman, was a speech
given by the National Society DAR
president general on the Consitution
of the United States which will be 200
years old, September 17, 1987.
St. Joseph Bay Chapter will
resume regular meetings in October
at the Garden Center.

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approaching marriage of their daugh-

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with a Bachelor of Science degree in
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Jackson Preparatory School and
received a Bachelor of Arts degree
from Vanderbilt University in jour-
nalism. He was a member of Phi
Kappa Psi fraternity. He is presently
an anchor reporter with WJTV, a CBS
affiliate in Jackson, Mississippi.
The marriage is planned for June
27th at Trinity Episcopal Church,
Apalachicola, at 7:00 p.m. in the
evening with the Rev. Thomas C.
Weller, Jr. officiating. The reception
afterwards will be at the home of the
bride's parents at 1407 Constitution
Since no invitations are being sent
locally, friends of the family are
invited to attend both the wedding and
the reception.
I would like to take this opportun-
ity to thank my many friends for the
beautiful flowers, cards, donations
and most of all the prayers during my
recent stay in the hospital. May God
bless each and every one is my
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Graveside funeral services will be
held today at 2:00 p.m. in the family
plot at Holly Hill Cemetery.
All arrangements are by Gilmore
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Aubrey L. (Al) Hardy

Aubrey L. (Al) Hardy, 53, of
Pensacola died last Wednesday after-
noon in a Pensacola hospital.

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Phone 648-5716

He was a 'native of Port St. Joe
and had resided in Pensacola for the
past four years. He was a member of
the Methodist Church, retired from
the U.S. Navy, a veteran of the
Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. He
was a member of the American
Legion Post 240. He was a correction
officer with the Escambia County
Sheriff's Department.
He is survived by: his wife, Mary
Ruth Hardy of Pensacola; two sons,
Mike Hardy and Larry Hardy; one
stepson, Timothy Wadsworth of Pen-
sacola; one stepdaughter, Renee
Barnes of Cantonment; one sister,
Peggy Mahon of Columbus, Ga.; and
five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Mon-
day from the graveside at the
Barrancas National Cemetery with
Navy Chaplain J.D. Epperson officiat-

Cassa Jones, 84
Mrs. Cassa Jones, 84, passed
away Wednesday, May 27 in Port St.
Joe. She was a native of McLain,
Miss. and had been a long time
resident of Port St. Joe.
Survivors include: one daughter,
Gertrude Hamilton of Port St. Joe;
nine grandchildren; 23 great grand-
children; and one great grandchild.
Graveside funeral services were
held Saturday, May 30 at Forest Hill
Cemetery with Bro. Jimmy Barnhill
officiating. Interment followed in the
family plot.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral Home.

Cora Whitfield
Mrs. Cora Lee Whitfield, 76, of
Wewahitchka passed away May 26
after an extended illness. She was a
lifelong resident of Wewahitchka and
a member of the Wewahitchka Church
of Christ.
She is survived by: five sons,
Frank Whitfield and Jimmy Whitfield
both qf Wewahitchka, Al Whitfield and
Freddy Whitfield both of Panama City
aid' Pete 'Rhames of' Wewahitchka;

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Marguerite Bowen Hardy

The City-sponsored summer rec-
reation program for youth kicks off its
program of supervised summer pro-
grams Monday with the Stac House on
Eighth Street and the Washington
High Gym as major sites for the
activities, according to City Auditor
and Clerk Alden Farris.
The Stac house has just been
re-painted, cleaned and repaired, for
the summer program, he said, and a
full schedule has been drawn up for a
full summer of activities.
Mrs. Erma Parker, Mrs. Pam
Lawrence and four assistants will

direct activities of small games at the
Stac House. Clarence Monette, with
his assistants, will supervise activi-
ties at the Washington High Gym
where a full schedule of activities,
arts and crafts has been planned.
The Stac House activities will be
open to Elementary school children
Monday through Thursday from 2:00
to 5:00 p.m. Older youths may
participate in small table games,
pool, ping-pong and other activities
from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m,., Monday
through Thursday and until 10:00

p.m., Fridays.
Washington High Gym activi-
ties will be offered Monday through
Friday from 8:00 a.m., to 4:00 p.m.

There will be no golf and tennis
instruction offered this year unless an
interest is expressed in the two

The Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club will
be limbering up the old cook shack
again Saturday, and will be producing
their famous piping-hot pancakes and
all the trimmings at the Mexico Beach
annual Ling Festival celebration
The Kiwanians will be cooking up
and selling the pancakes to benefit the
Girl Scouts of Gulf County. All
proceeds from the sale of .the
pancakes will go to the .Girl Scouts.
For this reason, the Kiwanians urge
everyone to come by and sample their
wares at the Ling Festival whether
you like pancakes or not. "It's for a
good cause", president Steve Rich-

ardson said.
The pancakes will be cooked up in
their travelling kitchen which will be
parked beside the Fish House res-
taurant in the heart of Mexico Beach.
Those who indulge in the flapjacks
may then go into the Fish House
Restaurant and eat their gastronomic
delights in air conditioned comfort.
Serving will begin at 6'30, Port St.
Joe. That makes the pancakes ready
for breakfast at 5:30, Mexico Beach
The Kiwanians, themselves, will
be doing the cooking, serving and
cleaning up. All they need you for is to
do the buying and the eating.

Conference On Divorce

At First Baptist
Divorce is something that has salvage
directly or indirectly touched the lives Stric
of a vast Majority of the nation's land Par
population. In this day and age when City after
divorce is so prevalent, is there a entered I
word for those who have experienced a minisi
it, will experience it, or has been Hurts".
affected by it? a.m., 6
Sunday, June 14 at First Baptist Everyon
Church, Rev. Robert Strickland will nursery i
be addressing the issue of divorce in First Ba
our society. During three talks on the
subject in this one day seminar, he Sa
will look at divorce recovery, for those Say
who have gone through it, and divorce Youl
prevention. Strickland will bring a
message entitled "Light At The End Ther
of The Tunnel" that zeroes in; on
divorce recovery. The otherh'two o r al
presentatiOns will be for marriage Rosier at
iat are good and desire to stay'tha : Center
way, and marriages that are sick but 'oand 13
Fna1 o s h

one daughter, Sue Hanlon of Panama
City; 15 grandchildren and five great
grandchildren; three sisters, Ruth
Wells of Tallahassee, Gertrude Bag-
gett of Mobile, Ala. and Monty Mook
of Bonita Springs; and one brother,
Johnny Weeks of Wewahitchka.
Funeral services were held May
28 at the Wewahitchka Church of
Christ with Bro. Paul Eubanks, Bro.
Arlan Chapman, Rev. Norman Hod-
ges and Rev. Charles Pettis officiat-
ing. Interment followed in Jehu
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral Home
- Wewahitchka Branch Chapel.

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Mrs. Margeurite Bowen Hardy,
75, passed away Tuesday morning in
the Bay Breeze Nursing Home in Gulf
Breeze. She was a long time resident
of Gulf County and was the widow of
the late Horace Alton Hardy.
She is survived by: one daughter,
Mrs. Peggy Mahon of Columbus, Ga.;
one brother, Ross Patrick Bowen of
Lyons, Ga.; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie

Reception at First Baptist

Sun. for Alan Hallmark

Kiwanians Heat Up Grill

For Fiesta Pancakes


We Want You To Be
A Part of The Friendly Place

BIBLE STUDY......... 9:45 a.m. EVENING WORSHIP ... 7:00 p.m.
MORNING WORSHIP. 11:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY......... 7:00 p.m.

Long Avenue Baptist Church

MICHAEL HANDY, Minister of Music & Youth




Showcase soppes

The Port St. Joe Jaycees will
provide concessions at the Ling
Festival this Saturday. Their booths
will be located adjacent to the
Express Lane in Mexico Beach.
"Proceeds will be going to MDA"
comments Jaycee President Gene
Dickey, "We'd like to see a good day
for a good cause."
Special thanks to Gene Raffield,
Greg Abrams and the fine folks at
Panama Beverage.
The Port St. Joe Jaycees are at it
again, is there no end to this group?
MDA directors, counselors and camp-
ers are attending camp all week on
the peninsula. Interlacing with a fine
group of volunteers are those Jaycees
again. Gene Dickey and former
first-lady Clara Miller took vacation
time from work to spend 24 hour days,
all week with campers.
"Dickey and Miller are both cabin
leaders and Dickey is also the
activities director" comments new
Jaycee member, Melissa Marlowe,
"That's why I got involved with the
Jaycees, there's no end to it." Gregg

Danley Is


Curtis C. Kimbrell, III, president
of Danley Furniture Company, with
headquarters in Opp, Alabama, said
this week that WCK, Inc., the parent
company of the Danley group achiev-
ed special status in ranking 89th of the
top 100 furniture retailers in the
United states. The survey was submit-
ted by Furniture Today magazine's
May 11 issue.
Kimbrell states that he sees
continued growth in the retail" furni-
ture business, specifically in lower
Alabama and northwest Florida. "We
are proud of our employees for their
contribution that allows us to join the
ranks of the top 100 furniture retailers
in the nation", he said.
During the recent Southern Furni-
ture Market in High Point, North
Carolina, Curtis Kimbrell of Danley
Furniture Company, was presented a
special award from Gene Gunter,
president of Broyhill Furniture In-
dustries, Inc.
The award represents the excep-
tional proficiency .Danley Furniture
has demonstrated in the selection of
Broyhill merchandise,- the ability to
effectively serve customers at the.
retail level, and the continued success
in building public awareness of the
quality and diversity of Broyhill
furniture products,
Broyhill Furniture Industries,
with corporate offices in Lenoir, N.C.,
and a multi-plant operation in several
states, is one of the largest furniture
manufacturers in the world, produc-
ing a variety of fine furniture.

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Burch is teaching art, Jef Gardner is
building bonfires, the list goes on and
Gardner reports "Hats off to
MDA director Jill Haimes, nearly 30
counselors and especially nurses
Wendy and Teddy who are always
there you have to get choked up on
this one." Judge Taunton's family
sang Monday night before the bonfire,
Tuesday is Luau night, Thursday is
media night (complete with fireworks
and a Pirate costume theme), Friday
is "South of the Border" night and
Saturday is awards and dance day.
The campers will go home on
Sunday. "I'll speak for the Jaycees
when I say they'll take a piece of my
heart with them", adds Gardner.

Volunteers Are

Helping to

Curb Illiteracy
If you are eighteen years old or
over and concerned about the quality
of life in your country and community,
consider service as a VISTA.
A major project is coming to the
Florida Panhandle in July. This
project will address the pressing
problem of adult illiteracy in this
area. As a VISTA in your community
or area, you would set up or improve
local literacy services.
VISTAs are volunteers who work
full-time and receive a basic stipend,
health insurance and other limited
benefits to improve the circumstances
of people living in poverty. (In this
case, the focus is literacy.)
VISTA service is ideal for a
person seeking to gain new skills and
establish a job record. It is ideal for a
retired person who is not quite ready
to quit working or for the homemaker
who is interested in entering (or
re-entering) the job market, but needs
new skills, contacts and experience.
If you are interested in having
more information in your community
or area call 1-800-342-0512 (or in Bay
County call 785-3457) say you are
interested and give your name,
address and telephone number. Some
ope will return your call to answer
your questions. Or, write to: Jack
Newell, Literacy Project Director,
Leon County Public Library, 1940
North Monroe Street, Suite 26, Talla-
hassee, Florida 32303.

Construction Forces
Change In Hours
Tyndall Federal Credit'Union's
offices in Bay County will remain
open additional hours in order to
lessen the inconvenience caused by
final construction of its new Parker
Branch. Crews are scheduled to begin
paving the parking lot at the new
branch on June 15, which will result in
removal of the Automatic Teller
Machine (ATM) from the site.
In an effort to ease this disruption
of ATM service, the Tyndall AFB
Branch will remain open until 6:00
p.m. (CDT) on military paydays
Class of 1968
Needs Addresses
The class of 1968 is planning a
reunion for the summer of 1988.
Planners of the reunion are currently
getting up a list of current names and
addresses of those who were members
of the class.
Graduates of the class of 1968,
should furnish their name, address
and phone number to 2011 Long
Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.

Health Department
Offers Free Tests
The South Gulf County Health
Department in conjunction with the
American Cancer Society will be
conducting a free health screening
June 23.
The screening will include pap
smear and breast examination, by
appointment only. Please call Donna
Drew at 227-1276 for an appointment.

U.S.D.A. commit
distributed in Gulf Co
and 18, to those who
Distribution will
Port St. Joe at the Gu
Citizens Building on T
from 1:30 until 3:

Commodity Distril
odities will be Distribution in Wewahitchka will take
)unty on June 16 place at the Wewahitchka Senior
are eligible. Citizens Site, from 12:00 noon until
take place in 2:00 p.m., CDT Thursday, June 18.
if County Senior Recipients must have a current
'uesday, June 16 commodity card to receive their
30 p.m. EDT. commodities. There will be no regis-

The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, June 11, 1987 Page Seven

bution June 16 and 18

Jaycees Week End

Activities Grow

come to the Old Courthouse on
Wednesday, June 17, from 1:00 p.m. to
4:00 p.m. CDT to certify for commodi-
Please bring a bag or box to put
commodities in.

"A Place for the Whole Family"

801 20th Street Port St. Joe, Florida

9:45 a.m........ Sunday School
(for all ages)
11:00 a.m ...... Morning Worship
6:00 p.m. ..... Evening Worship

6:00 p.m......... Young People
7:00 p.m ........ Prayer Meeting

Pastor Fred A. Goebert Church Phone: 229-6707
Sponsor of Faith Christian School: Three year old kindergarten through Eighth Grade

Catch the Sgkrit Constitution andjMonument
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SUNDAY SCHOOL.... 9:30 a.m. EVENING WORSHIP... 7:30 p.m.
FELLOWSHIP ... 5:30 p.m. THURSDAY ...... 7:30 p.m.

tration on the days of distribution. If
anyone is uncertain of their eligibility,
they should call 227-1735 or come by
the Commodity Office in the Gulf
County Courthouse prior to these
dates. Wewahitchka residents may

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All Colors $199 White
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4' Sandfence ....... 46 CRAB TRAPS ..... E. $13"
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We Have Received A Lot of New Merchandise
Danny Peak/Manager Phone 229-8385 Juawana G. Combs/Owner

Page Eight The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla.- Thursday, June 11, 1987

Dixie Youth All-Star Games Fridi

The Dixie Youth Baseball pro-
gram will end its regular season this
Friday evening with the annual All-
Star games. Players have been
chosen from each team to participate
in the evening of competition.
Winning the Minor League divi-
sion, 8-10 year olds, was Rich's IGA.
Representing them on the All-Star
team composed of IGA and Saveway
will be Ryan Yeager, Charlie Lan-
ford, Jasmin Thomas, Bryan Jenkins,
Shannon Gant, Chris Farmer, Jer-
maine Larry, Michael Burkett, Josh
Kostic and Brett Hanson. Saveway
members will be Scooter Acree,
Jonathan Pierce, Michael Mock,
Christopher Mock and Adam Griffin.
They will play an All-Star team
selected from Material Transfer,
Florida Bank and Telco. Repre-
senting MTI will be Michael Schwei-
kert, Chris Dorman, Jesse Colbert,
Doyle Crosby, Brandy Sharpe and

Roman Northcut. Florida Bank's
selection is Lance Hammac, Richie
Davis, Chad Gregory, Keith Saleh and
Adam Whitfield. Telco members are
Chad Likely, Mike White, and Tessie.
The Krafties placed first in the
major league division for the third
year in a row. They captured first
place following a tie-breaker game
Tuesday evening against Saveway,
which had an identical record of 13-3.
They came from behind a 7-0 deficit in
the middle of the second to win the
championship by a score of 12-11.
All-stars from Krafties, Boxers
and Stars will face all-stars from
Sylvachem, ICWU and Norwest Fri-
day evening.
Krafties: Johnny White, Brian
McLeod, Josh Colbert, Eric Ramsey,
Shannon Dew, Desmond Baxter and
Damien Quinn.


Sylvachem: Tim Whitfield, Nor-
ton Arrant, Chad Arrant, Kevin Lee,
Elton Wood and Devon Thomas.
Norwest: Chris Parker, Tim
Baker, Bryan Butts, Bobby Stephens,
Tappan Gandy and Billy Thurman.
Stars: Bennon Thompson, Zane
Glenn and Jamie Holley.
ICWU: Davey Young, Zyrus Hill
and Brad Buzzett.
Boxers: Arion Nickson and
Ashley Murphy.

Plan on coming out to the ballfield
Friday evening and watching a full
evening of baseball. The Minor
League All-Stars will play first,
followed by the Major League All-Star
game. Awards will be given at the
conclusion of each game for that
respective game.
Hamburgers will be on the grill at
the concession stand for all those who
are hungry, so plan on getting a

Letha Rice Wins Scholarship

Letha Rice of Mexico Beach has
won the $500 Roy Martin Scholarship
for Outdoor Communications, pre-
sented by the Florida Outdoor Writers
Association (FOWA). Ms. Rice re-
ceived the award Saturday night at
the FOWA Awards Banquet in Palm
The Scholarship, named for Roy
Martin, a long-time outdoor personal-
ity of Panama City, is designed to
assist college journalism students
interested in communicating the
outdoor experience to complete their
Ms. Rice has complete the
Associate of Arts degree at Gulf Coast

Community College in Port St. Joe,
and will enter the College of Journal-
ism and Communications at the
University of Florida in Gainesville
this fall. She was selected for the
award by the Scholarship Committee
of the university.
She has a 3.53 grade point
average, has been nominated for a
National Collegiate English Award,
and was awarded the "Outstanding
Reporter Award" on the staff of the
Gulf Coast Community College news-
paper, The Gull's Cry.
Letha was a 1985 graduate of Port
St. Joe High School.

Select Shot Tournament Nets

Proceeds for Cancer Society

The second annual Cancer Cru-
sade golf tournament drew 42 partici-
pants to St. Joseph Bay Country Club
Saturday to play for several big prizes
being given away and to help raise
$1,019 for the Gulf County Chapter.
Steve Richardson, chairman of
the fund raising event and of the Gulf
County Chapter of the American
Cancer Society, said plans are al-
ready being made for next year's
edition of the popular fund raising
The tournament this year featur-
ed a select shot competition, with
teams of four vying for the prizes
offered the top three golf teams.
First place team in the competi-
tion was made up of Gary Adams,
W.L. Bailey, Margaret Shealy, Joe
Beradi and John Chauncey.

Coming in second was the team of
Stacy Kervin, Bill Brown, Dr. Jorge
San Pedro and Margaret Costin.
Coming in third were Billy
Barlow, Terry Mitchell, Bill Fleming
and Clarice Whaley.
Individual prize winning golfers
were Bill Barlow, ice chest from
Badcock; Hannon Smith, two steak
dinners from Pauline's; Larry Davis,
$25.00 from Hannon Insurance; Dr.
Jorge San Pedro, free dinner at
Butler's; Clarice Whaley, 25 gallons of
gasoline from Pate's; Jim Harrison,
$100 bond from Florida Bank; Phyllis
Altstaetter, two seafood dinners from
Motel St. Joe; Al Harrison, a bag of
oysters from Henderson Produce; Art
Powell, $100 savings bond from
Wewahitchka State Bank; and Milton
Anderson, $25.00 from Dr. San Pedro.

FIRST PLACE IN MINOR LEAGUE: Kneeling, from left: Bryan Jenkins,
Jermaine Larry, Michael Burkett, Bucky Burkett (bat boy), Charlie Lanford,
Ryan Yeager and Josh Kostic.
Standing, from left: Warren Yeager (coach), Chris Fields, Brett Hanson,
Travis Canington, Jasmin Thomas, Shannon Gant, Bryan Wood and not pictured
Mike Burkett (coach).

Athletes Compete In AAU Track

All Comers

Track Meet

Beginning June 16, the Port St.
Joe High track team will host an all
comers track meet each Tuesday
night. The meets will begin at 6:30
p.m. and will be held at the high
school track.
The events that will be contested
are: 50 yard dash (0-7 years), 100, 220,
440, 880, mile run, 60 yard hurdles, 440
relay, mile relay, triple jump, long
jump, shot put, and discus. The events
will be separated into age group
divisions. Ribbons will be awarded to
all first, second and third place
finishers in each event.
For more information contact
Scott Gowan at 648-8731.

This past Sautrday, several ath-
letes from Port St. Joe traveled to
Panama City and competed in an
AAU Junior Olympic Track meet.
Several athletes turned in fine
performances and those who finished
in the top three places in their age
. groups qualified for the right to
compete in the Southeast AAU
Championships which will be held in
Chattanooga, Tenn. on June 26 and 27.
Results of the track meet are
15 -16 years Ken Monette, 1st 110
m hurdles, 1st triple jump; Desmond
Quinn, 2nd 800m; Collins Hamilton,
2nd 400m; Willie Smith, 3rd 400m; and
Ken Monette, Desmond Quinn, Collins
Hamilton and Willie Smith, 1st 1600m
13-14 years: Jamie Fain, 2nd
1500m, 2nd 3000m; Chris Watson, 2nd
triple jump and 4th 800m; and Jerry
Thurman, 4th 1500m and 4th 3000m.

FIRST PLACE IN MAJOR LEAGUE: front row, Ryan Stephens (bat boy),
Brian McLeod, Adam Taylor, Josh Colbert, Eric Ramsey and Ashley Stephens
(bat boy).
Back row, Tyrus Riley, Lee Duren, Coach Arden Stephens, Desmond Baxter,
Damien Quinn, Shannon Dew, Coach Willie Ramsey, Johnny White and Davin
Baxter. Not shown are team members Antoine Calvin and Larry Hatcher.

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Gulf Coast Community College
Summer B Courses in Port St. Joe
Aerobics: Monday / Wednesday
Volleyball: Tuesday / Thursday
Classes start June 22 from 6 p.m. until 8:20 p.m. For registration
information, call Temple Watson after 5 p.m. at 227-1259.
GCCC is an equal opportunity institution.
21c 6/11

Major Breakthrough In Textile Industry
The newest method for carpet cleaning is now available to area
residences. The carbonated cleaning method by Coastal Chem-Dry
is a moist system & results are amazing. Coastal Chem-Dry can put
new life into those old tired carpets. Fast drying, safe &
economical. Specialist in treating pet stains & odors, mildew &
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The Star, Port St. Joe, Florida Thursday, June 11, 1987

Chinch Bugs Cut St. Augustine Grass Down to Size

Most Other Grasses Are

Largely Immune to the Small Black Lawn Pests Which Plaque Florida

by Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Agent
There's nothing chinchyy" about
chinch bugs! At least, they're not
stingy when it comes to expending
energy in attacking St. Augustine
grass. In fact, while not significantly
injuring any other lawn grasses, the
chinch bug ranks as Florida's most
serious St. Augustine pest.
Chinch bug control often can be
accomplished with minimal use of.
chemicals. Studies show that impro-'
per mowing and over fertilization
invite chinch bug attack, while good
management practices reduce the
need for pesticides. My information
on chinch bug control was provided by
Extension Entomologist Dr. Don:
Short, with IFAS of the University of
Rapid growth in combination with
improper care causes St. Augusting
lanws to develop excessive thatch a
thick, spongy mat of runners and
undercomposed clippings which pro-
vide an excellent habitat for chinch


St. Augustine should be mowed to
a hieght of three to three and a half


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inches every five to ten days. If the
lawn is not mowed often enough to
avoid thatch buildup, clippings should
be removed with a grass catcher, or
by raking, sweeping or vacumming
the yard. If thatch reaches a serious
level, it may require mechanical
removal through vertical mowing or
power raking.
It's true that prolonged periods of
drought can encourage chinch bug
invasion. The key is to water enough
to keep the grass healthy, but not
growing excessively. Whenever you
notice grass leaves curing or showing
a bluish-gray color, water immediate-
ly, but do not water again until the
lawn shows these early signs of need.
The type and amount of fertilizer
also influences grass growth. Growth
rate and chinch bug problems can be
reduced when minimum applications
of slow release nitrogen are substitu-
tedf for frequent doses of water
soluble inorganic nitrogen.
In addition to good cultural
practices, you may find some valu-
able allies in beneficial insects that


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prey on chinch bugs. The most
prominent of these are the black
big-eyed bug and a predacious
earwig. Populations of these benefac-
tors can be encouraged by limiting
pesticide use.
Of course, even if you follow these
suggestions, chinch bugs may attack.
So, inspect your St. Augustine lawn
frequently for signs of damage. As
they feed, chinch bugs cause yellow-
ish to brownish patches in the grass.
Such symptoms also may result
from other factors. So, it's essential to
identify the true cause.
If you suspect chinch bug dam-
age, part the grass in the declining,
yellowish areas not dead, brown spots
and look for the pests on the soil
surface. Immature chinch bugs are
tine red critters with a white band
across the back. The adults are about
one-fifth of an inch long, black with
white wings.
If chinch bugs are found, start
control measures promptly. Several
chemicals are effective. Some can be
applied as liquids with a lawn-type

Number of Floridian Visitors Shows Increase

Florida hosted an estimated 5.5
million visitors during the period
between January 1 and February 28,
1987, according to figures compiled by
the Florida Department of Com-
The total for the first two months
of the year included 2.5 million 'auto'
travelers and 3 million air travelers.
The number of auto travelers was 10.8
percent higher than during the same

two month period in 1986.
"Auto visitor traffic through
February was much stronger than
during the same two month period last
year," said Secretary of Commerce
Jeb Bush. "This is very encouraging,
considering that Florida hosted a
record number of auto visitors in the
first part,of 1986."
Bush attributed the surge in auto
visitors to relatively low gasoline

GCCC Summer Youth Program

Still Has Some
Openings are still available in the
"Summer of the Future" youth
program at Gulf Coast Community
College, according to Ann Richards,
Richards said that there are
approximately 40 openings for girls
only in the one-week, residential
science summer camps for middle
school students. These openings are
available for the weeks beginning
June. 28, July 12, 19 and 26. Also,
students may still register for the
Band Camp (June 29 -July 17), the Art
Wokshp (Je 22-2^ Cr Metive
iPhotography I and II (Jtne 15-26,
June 29 July 10).
Openings are also available in
basketball camps (June 22 26) and
baseball camps (June 8 12 and June
15- 19),and in various courses such as
Archaeology of Northwest Florida,
Computeronics H (for 4th, 5th and 6th

graders), Robotics and Typewriting.
The first session of these courses
begins June 15, with a second session
available in some areas.
More information about register-
ing for the Summer of the Future is
available from Richards at 769-1551,
ext. 325.

prices and mild weather both in
Florida and the states from which the
visitors originated.
Florida hosted 1.2 million auto
travelers in January and 1.3 million in
February. Those figures are higher
than the comparable monthly figures
for 1986 by 6.7 percent and 14.7
percent, respectively.
The state also hosted 1.5 million
air travelers in both January and
February, 1987. Monthly air visitor
comparisons for 1987 and 1986 are not
available because the state is using a
new counting methodology.
Another barometer of the state's
tourism industry, sales tax collections
in the tourism-recreation category,
also was up the first two months of the
year over the same period in 1986.
According to Department of Re-
venue estimates, collections in the
category totaled $193.4 million
through February, 10.3 percent higher
than during the first two months of

February collections totaled $92.7
million, a 9.3 percent increase over
February 1986. January collections
totaled $100.7 million, an 11.3 percent
increase over January 1986.

spreader. Call your local Cooperative
Extension Service or ask your garden
center operator for suggestions, and
follow all label directions exactly.
To avoid unnecessary environ-
mental contamination and reduction
in beneficial insects, early spot

treatments can be applied while
infestations are still small. Treat the
off-color areas and about a 10 feet
buffer zone around each. A few days
later, check for effective control. If
damage is widespread, the entire
yard may have to be treated.

The Church of the Nazarene
Excitement is in the air. He are a small but growing church with a big welcome.
MORNING WORSHIP. 11:00A.M. WED. EVENING ....... 7:00 P.M.
Location: 2420 Long Avenue

The Family Church
252 Avenue E Port St Joe, Florida Church Phone 2294137
Pastor: Rev. Napoleon Pittman

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

12:30 P.M.... Intercessory Prayer
6:30 P.M ......... l 1st-6th Grade
7:30 P.M. Bible Study & Fellowship


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FRESHONIONS.................... pound 30'
CRISP CUCUMBERS ............... 5 for $1.00
FRESH LEMONS ................. dozen $1.00
CRISP STALK CELERY ................. Stalk 25'
FRESH YELLOW SQUASH ............. pound 40c
FRESH SNAPBEANS................. pound 790
PINK GRAPEFRUIT................3 for $1.00
BOILED PEANUTS .................. Bag 1.00

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Page Ten The Star, Port St. Joe, Florida Thursday, June 11,1987

MINUTES Co SchooBo Honor Roll Students Named for

.*Gf C t Last Six Weeks at St. Joe High

The Gulf County School Board
met in regular session on May 5, 1987
at. 5:30 p.m. in the Gulf County
Courthouse in Port St. Joe. The
following members were present: Ted
Whitfield, Waylon Graham, Gene
Raffield, Oscar Redd, James Hanlon.
The Superintendent was also present.
Chairman Whitfield presided and
the meeting was opened with prayer
by Redd, followed by the pledge of
allegiance to the flag.
The Board recognized four stu-
dents from Gulf County who have won
district honors in the PRIDE award
program. This is a statewide program
designed to select the outstanding
student in each school system for
exemplary academic performance.
Lilia Muina writing; Lee Parker -
social studies; David Staab science;
and Nancy Stoutamire mathematics.
The Board voted unanimously to
go on record as saying "No" to drugs
and recognizes May 15 22 as Just Say
"No" to Drugs Week.
On motion by Hanlon, second by
Redd, the Board voted unanimously to
approve the agreement with John
Wright to establish the Linda Lewis
Wright Memorial Scholarship. The
scholarship will be a cash award in
the amount of $500.00 to be presented
to a graduating senior of Port St. Joe
High School. A copy is on file in the
Superintendent's office.
On motion by Redd, second by
Hanlon, the Board voted unanimously
that the minutes of April 7, 16, 1987 be
On motion by Graham, second by
Raffield, the Board denied a request
that Gwen WhiteEagle be allowed to
withdraw from Port St. Joe High
School and enter the Adult Institute.
The vote was unanimous.
On motion by Raffield, second by
Graham, the Board voted unanimous-
ly to approve the following personnel
Approved the following adminis-
trators for re-employment for the
1987-88 school year: Temple Watson,
Director of Support Services; Bar-
bara Shirley-Scott, Director of In-
structional Services; Catherine Ram-
sey, Coordinator of Personnel Servi-
ces; Betty Bidwell, Coordinator of
Special Programs; Carey Floore,
Coordinator of Facility Services;
Chris Earley, Coordinator of Oper-
ations; Juanita Cross, Finance Offi-
cer; Edwin Williams, Principal Port
St. Joe High School; Gerald Lewter,
Principal Port St. Joe Elementary
School; Jerry Kelley, Principal We-
wahitchka Elementary School; S.M.
Eubanks, Principal Wewahitchka

Gulf Coast Community College
will hold a series of pre-advising
sessions for the first-time college
students and those transferring from
another college.
According to Dr. Linda Adair,
dean of student development, students
attending these sessions will learn
about the different degree programs
Gulf Coast offers and will learn how to
schedule classes and use the catalog.
Students will also learn "the language
of college" and the academic advising
system at the college.
Adair said that an additional

Shorty 22969
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Commercial Residential '--
Remodeling and Service Work
Reg. No. ER-004631
Charl So riAwell


Sur-Way Electric
411 Reid Avenue

Licensed Real Estate Broker
411 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe, FL
(904) 227-1428
CAPE PLANTATION: Beautiful homesites in restricted subdivision; large lots; paved streets; near
swimming and golf course. Owner financing possible., Prices starting at $16,500.
CAPE RETREAT: Gulf view lots at Cape San Bias. Owner financing available. $30,000 each.
CAPE SAN BLAS& Large gulf view lots with underground utilities. Starting at $25,000.
TREASURE SHORES: 75' gulf front lot at Indian Pass. Paved street and underground utilities.
COMMERCIAL ACREAGE: 10 acres located adjacent to Costin Airport. Will sell all or part. Owner
anxious. $130,000.
9th STREET: Spacious 4 BR, 2 bath home near schools and shopping. Large wooded lot with bay
view. $52,000.
CAPE SAN BLAS: 2 BR. 2'1/ bath townhouse at Sandcliffs. Terrific view of the Gulf. Owrier anxious.
Only $69,900. BEST BUY ON THE CAPE.
CAPE PLANTATION: Under construction. 3 BR, 2 bath home in restricted subdivision; Great room
with fireplace. $110,000.
CAPE PLANTATION: Executive home overlooking golf course. 3 B -R, 2 bath, living/dining, family
room, double garage. Must see to appreciate. $115,000.
CAPE PLANTATION: 3 BR 2'!/ bath home with view of golf course. Master bedroom suite, study,
great room with fireplace, large deck that overlooks lake and golf course. Only $115,000.
CAPE SAN BLAS: 2 BR, 2 bath with large loft. GULF FRONT. Loaded with extras. Only $130,000.

Freeman Components,


Phone (904) 229-6289

Builders and Erectors or

Building Components

and Trusses

Built to your blueprint specifications

benefit of attending one of these
sessions is that students will receive
an early appointment card for regis-
tration. Non-participants will get their
appointment cards in August.
These sessions will last approxi-
mately one and one-half hours and
will be held in the Gardner Seminar
Room in the Student Development
Building on campus.
Day sessions will be held at 2
p.m., with evening sessions beginning
at 5:30 p.m.

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Section
865.09, Florida Statutes, the undersigned person in-
tends to register with the Clerk of Court, Gulf
County, Florida, four weeks after the first publica-
tion of this notice, the fictitious name or trade
name underwhichtheywillbeengagedin busins
and in which said busirKsis ltobe carried ooa to-
P. O. Box 1715
4t 6/4

The Gulf County School Board will receive
sealed bids for LP (Propane) Gas for Wewa-
hitchka area schools for school year 87-88. Bids
must be submitted by July 2, 1987, in the Office of
the Superintendent, Gulf County School Board,
Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
For bid information and specifications, contact:
Charles T. Watson, Director of Support Services,
Gulf County School Board, Gulf County Court-
house, Port St. Joe, FL 32456; (904) 22M25 or
639-2871. The School Board reserves the right tore-
ject any and all bids.
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida, invites bids
One (1) Slope Mower with Rotary and Flail
Mower Head as per specifications or approved
Specifications may be obtained from the City
Clerk's Office, P. O. Box 278, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. Bid opening will be June 16, 1987, at 8:00
P.M., E.S.T., in the Municipal Building at the
Regular Meeting of the City Commission.
by: /s/ L. A. Farris,
City Auditor-Clerk 2t 6/4

The City of Port St. Joe, Florida invites bids on
the described items:
Two (2) Each, Hand-Held Data Collection
-Alternate Bid-
Three (3) Each, Hand-Held Data Collection
Specifications may be obtained from the City
Clerk's Office, P. O. Box 278, Port St. Joe, Florida
All bids shall meet specifications or be an ap-
proved equal. Bids shall be sealed in an envelope
and plainly marked "Bid No. 319-A". The City of
Port St. Joe reserves the right to accept any and all
bids, waive any formalities, and to choose the bid
deemed best to meet the City's needs. Bids must be
good for 60 days after opening. All bids F.O.B.,
Port St. Joe, Florida.
Bids must be submitted to the City Clerk's Of-
fice, on or before 5:00 P.M., E.D.T., July 21, 197.
Bid opening will be held at the Regular City Cornm

High School.
Approved the transfer of Helen
Ramsey from Assistant Principal at
Port St. Joe High School to Director of
Instructional Services for the 1987-88
school year. This is effective August 1,
Approved the transfer of Howard
Blick from principal at Highland View
Elementary School to Coordinator of
Vocational, Adult and Community
Education for the 1987-88 school year.
Approved a request for a leave of
absence from Sarah Jo Keith from her
position as a lunchroom employee for
the remainder of the 1986-87 school
Approved the employment of
Terry Williams for a full-time main-
tenance III position for the remainder
of the 1986-87 school year.
Accepted a letter of retirement
from Virginia Blick effective at the
end of the 1986-87 school year.
On motion by Graham, second by
Hanlon, the Board approved Teresa
Jones be hired for summer employ-
ment in the County Office at the rate
of $3.50 per hour from May 25 through
August 14, 1987.
On motion by Graham, second by
Hanlon, the Board voted unanimously
to give final approval of the Career
Achievement Program.
On motion by Hanlon, second by
Graham, the Board voted unanimous-
ly to approve the following program
Approved Gulf County's Manage-
ment Training Grant.
Approved Gulf District's
PRIME:GEM program.
Approved Gulf's 1987-88 Compre-

The schedule for pre-advisement
day sessions is as follows:
Tuesday June 16, June 23, June
30, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28,
August 4, and August 13. Thursday -
June 18, June 25, July 2, July 9, July
16, July 23, July 30 and August 6.
Evening sessions will be held on
June 24, July 9, July 22 and August 4.
Additional information is avail-
able from Roy Smith at 769-1551, ext.

mission Meeting, July 21, 1987, at 8:00 P.M.,
E.D.T., in the Municipal Building.
Is/ L A. Farris,
City Auditor-Clerk 2t /11l
NOTICE is hereby given that on the 3rd day of
June, 1987, pursuant to F.S. 925.06, I, AL HARRI-
HAVE possession of the following described pro-
perty, to wit:
Number EO 350EHB36593;
One Boat (Sportcraft 180 Adventurer)
One Boat Motor & Remote Control Box SNO
One Boat Trailer w/Power Winch M19SP
Assorted C.B. Radio Equipment (3 each)
K-Mart Electronic T.V. Game Controller
One Motorcycle Helmet
One Zenith A.CJD.C. 13" T.V.
One Windsor 35 MM camera w/flash
One Micra Fish Viewer (Dukang)
One Singer Portable Typewriter
One Motorcyle Wheel & Tire (MT 905-16T)
One Rear Wheel & Tire (10 speed bike)
One O/B motor (small-Mercury)
One Clarinet
One Mo-Ped 9460335
One Murray Boys 26" Bicycle
One AMF Boys 26" Bicycle
Items range in condition from poor to good. All
items sold AS IS with no warranty.
On the 7th day of July, 197 at Two O'Clock
(2:00 (EST) in the afternoon on the steps of the
Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, I
will offer for sale said property for cash to the
highest bidder, subject to all prior liens, if any, to
satisfy FS 925.06.
Gulf County, Florida
NOTICE is hereby given that on the 30th day of
January, 1987 pursuant to a Writ of Execution
issued in the County Court of Leon County, Florida,
Case Number 692124 in the cause of ASSOCIATES
OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA have levied upon
the property of the defendant, to-wit:
One (1) 1979 Pontiac four door Serial
#2N69Y9P245497 Tag 992 GTL Title #16854615 white
in color
On the 7th day of July, 1987 at Two O'Clock
(2:00 (EST) in the afternoon on the steps of the
Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, I
will offe r sale said property for cash to the
highest bidder, subject to all prior liens, if any, to
satisfy said Writ of Execution.
Gulf County, Florida


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Simmons Bayou

(Hwy. C-30)
(on St. Joseph Bay)

"Quality at A Reasonable Price"


Simmons Bayou, Florida

(904) 227-1222

Angela Cook, Dewanna Davidson,
J Lee Johnson, Michael Lewter,
Christy McDaniel, Tracy Melvin,
Daniel Moree, Laura Ridgley, Cyrus
Riley, Hannon Smith and Robert Van
Shannon Frickey, Dawn Hollo-
man and Lisa Mahlkov.
Ramon Cosme Berrios, Sherry
Creel, Christine Falbe, Tracy Fields,
Equador Peters andDoris Sander.

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Charles Cox and April Fadio.
LaDonna Boykin, Craig Burkett,
Twila Burns, Paula Byrd, Teresa
Clark, Debbie Davis, Kim Emfinger,
Debbie Gay, Sheila Harvey, Teresa
Jones, Bernard Lambeens, Randi
McClain, Carrie Moore, Paul Nedley,
Lee Parker, Emily Six, David Staab,
Nancy Stoutamire, Nicolas Vander-
linden, Laura Van Pieterson, Carl
White, Randy Wilder and Jeri Lynn

hensive Health Education and Drug
Free Schools Plans.
Approved Removal of Architectu-
ral Barriers Grant.
Approved Supplemental Adult
Education Grant, Section 306.
On motion by Redd, second by
Graham, the Board unanimously
voted to accept the bid from McRae
Business Machines & Supply, Inc. for
a maintenance contract covering
Canon Typewriters and copiers.
On motion by Graham, second by
Hahlon, the Board approved the
payment of an invoice from Florida
School Boards Association, Inc. in the
amount of $3,311.00 for 1987-88 annual
The Board reviewed each cost
center's budget. No action necessary.
On motion by Raffield, second by
Hanlon, the Board voted unanimously
that the bills be paid.
On motion by Redd, second by
Graham, the Board voted unanimous-
ly to approve the following matters:
Approved a request from Wewa-
hitchka Elementary School PTO for
matching funds in the amount of
$670.50 for the purchase of three
Approved the payment of an
invoice from Property Appraisal
Adjustment Board in the amount of
Approved a list of items from
Wewahitchak High School Lunchroom
as surplus or worn out and should be
removed from property records.
There being no further business,
the meeting adjourned to meet again
on June 2, 1987 at 9:00 a.m.

Principal Edwin G. Williams
recently released the honor roll for the
sixth six weeks at Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr.
High School.
Chad Arrant, Paige Bowen, Pam
Bowen, Ivelisse Cosme Berrios, Te-
leshi Daniels, Jeanet Hale, Rachel
Higdon, Joel Huft, Lucyndor Jones,
Kellie Moree, Patricia Nedley, Randy
Ramsey, Michael Rodgers and Jason
Peter Klope.
Samuel Alexander, Derrick Chit-
ty, Sharon Cook, Stephanie Cox, Kim
Davis, Donna Durham, Patrick Free-
man, Kyle Griffin, Richard Holley,
Deon Joseph, Reginald Larry, Kellie
Middleton, Sonya Nickson, Bobby
Nobles, Paula Pendarvis, Chris Ro-
berson, Kelli Saleh, Crystal Smith,
Wendy Weston, Steven White and
Gwen WhiteEagle.
John Parker.
Larry Byrd, Esther Cox, Timothy
Kerigan, Jeffrey Richards, Richard
Thursby, and Chris Varnum.
Hilda Cosme Berrios and Michael

Ellen F. Allemore, Broker 648-8939
Joy Holder 648-8493
Preston Wingate 648-8565
N. F. Allemore, Jr., 648-8939
Bobble Milldr- 648-8398
Mary Jane Ljndp-y 229-8560 '""
Townhome: 9815 Hwy. 98 Beachfrontl Lovely 2
bd., 2'A ba., furnished, $104,500. Unfurnished,
OWNER SAYS "SELL" 314 Beacon Road.
Beautiful 3 bd., 2 ba. home on a great lot. Dou-
ble garage, plenty of extras. Reduced to
$85,000. Make an offer. Open House 1-5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday.
New Lilting, Gulf Airs Dr.: Good corner single
family lot, $25,000.
New ULiting: Beacon Road: Nice single family
lot, good neighborhood. $28,000. '
New Listing: Beacon Road: Two large single
family lots, $19,500 as.
New Listing: 417 Gulf Airs Drie: 1 bdJstudy, 1
ba., pato home. Pre-construction price $49,500.
Model available.
309 Buccaneer Road. Beautiful wooded vacant
lot close to pool & tennis courts. $22,500.
219 Gulf Aire Dr.: Nice large lot with gulf view.
Single family or duplex, was $30,000. Reduced
to $29,500.
412 Gulf Aire Dr.: Beautiful 3 bd., 2 ba. half
duplex, garage, many amenities. $99,500. All of-
fers considered.
Sea Pines: 3 bdrm., 3 be., fireplace, sauna,
privacy fence & hot tub. Must see to appreciate.
Periwinkle Dr.: 5 bdrm., 3 be., 2,800 plus sq. ft.
Lots of room to live in. Screen porch, balcony
with gulf view, sprinkler system. Top floor
separate LR, bath and bdrm. Downstairs, 4
bdrms., 2 be., family rm. $140,000. MAKE AN
New Listing, Sea Pines & Beacon Rd.: Lovely 3
bd., 2 bea. furnished brick home, Ig. garage.
Reduced $105,000.
New Listing, Gulf Air Dr.: Duplex, 3 bd., 2 ba.
ea. side, excel, construction. $76,500 per unit.
New Listing: Gulf Aire Dr.: Duplex, triplex, or
single family vacant lot, $22,900.
Bayslde: Secluded, gorgeous view from head of
bay. New 2 bd., 2 ba. cypress home, jacuzzi,
many amenities. 1,150' x 100' lot from road to
bay. $145,500.

New Listing: Corner of Americus & Balboa, 3
bd., 2 ba. trailer, 1 block to beach. $38,200.
Bay St.: 2 bd., 1 ba., 2 porches, 75'x125' lot, I'
block to beach. Good buy, $45,000.
New Listing: Corner of Balboa & U.S. 98 Gulf
Points No. 1: Beautifully furnished 2 bd., 21'/
bath condo, great price, $79.900.
New Listing, Ward St.: 1 % blocks to beach. Very
nice 3 bd., 1 ba. mobile home on 2 landscaped
lots. Must see to appreciate. Reduced to
Alabama St.: Comfortable 2 bd., 2 ba., can. h&a,
screen porch home with 2 carports,
greenhouse, big storage bldg., garden spot, 2
blocks to beach. $57,500.
Coronado Townhomes. 2 bdrm., 1/' ba.
dedicated beach. Unobstructed view. All
amenities. Furnished $84,900; unfurnished,
3 lots Pineda St. e1st block, $55,900.
Balboa St.: Speakers, music system in lovely.
comfortable 24'x60' double wide 3 bdrm., 2 be.
modular home, screened 12x32' front porch,
f.p., c/ha. Watch the birds feed from glassed
12x22' Fla. rm., as no paint brush needed
150'x150'. 1 'I blocks from beach. Was $5,000,
Reduced to $62,500.
Georgia Ave. 150' on Georgia by 90' deep va-
cant lot. $16,000.
Balboa St. Great Investment 2 nice 2 bdrm., 1
be. houses, c*ha, on 50'x150' lots $95,000 or
will sell separately.
Between Coronado a Balboa Streets: 50' lot on
Hwy. 98, $45,000.
Between Coronado & Balboa Streets: Nice 50'
lot on Hwy. 98, $37,500.

Nancy Mock Cape Specialist
Flo Melton 229-8076
Charline Hargraves 648-8921
Margaret Carter 648-5884
S" B ltai ullford : 648IP4356 ""

305 Parker St.: 2 bd., 1 ba. on 2 lots, $39,900.
New Listing: 815 M # A cptoloF' )d., 2
ba. home with hIsal .' optsldjrsge
houses. Reduced I r
1314 Garrison Ave.: 2 bd., 1 ba., 2 car garage,
fenced yard, good starter home, $37,000.
1306 Woodward Ave. 4 bd., 2 ba. livable home In
good neighborhood, $45,000.
New Liting: 507 Garrison Ave. lovely and effi-
cient 3 bd., 2 be. new brick home, must see to
appreciate. $79,500.
1404 Long Ave.: 2 bd., 1 ba., decks, utility house.
fenced yd., good buy. $31,000.
St. Joseph Bay Country Club: 3 bd., 2% be.,
Reduced to $67,900. 2 bd., 1l be., $65,900.
Fireplace, tile baths, other amenities. Peace,
quiet & the golf course.
Corner of 3rd St. U.S. 98, 100' of waterfront,
Corner of 3rd St. & 3rd Ave.: 2 lots, sell together
for $18,500.
Periwinkle: 3 bd., 2 be., waterfront, owner finan-
cing available. Good investment, $150,000.
New Listing at Beacon Hill Bluff: Lg. 4 bd., 2 be.
home, ch&a, totally furnished, gorgeous decor,
screen porch, deck, landscaped; $149,500.
Then assure your fantastic view Buy the
waterfront lot across highway at $65,000.
New 2 bd., 2 be. home, screen porch, must see.
$60,000. MAKE AN OFFER.
2nd Street 3 blocks from beach, 2 bdrm., 1 be.,
4 lots, $46,000.
3rd Ave-.: Nice 14x60' Scot 1984 mobile home, 2
bdrm., 1 be. custom built masonlte siding.
shingle roof, other extras. $35,000.
New Usting: U.S. 98 35th St.: commercial cor-
ner lot, with building. Come see at $57,500.
12th St. Buanes Center. commercial lot 2nd
from highway. $35,000.
13th St. Business Center Vacant lot, $28,000.
Third St.: 2 blocks from beach. Neat & comfor-
table 3 bd., 2 be. mobile home, screen porch,
fireplace, furnished, stoneware dishes,
sliverstone cookware & many more extras. Ask-
ing $43,500, make us an offer.
New Listing: corner of Virginia & Florida. Very
attractive 3 bd., 2 be. 24'x54' modular home. Ful-
ly turn., many amenities. Screen porch, store. sh-
ed, comp. fenced, 2 blocks to beach. Super buy,
38WA, 2 bd., 1 bea., stilt house on 386-A. Good
starter home. $45,000.
New Listing, Grand Isle, Nan Nook: 3 bd., 1 be.,
f.p. wiefficiency apt., lots of extras. $87,000.
9th U.S. Hwy. 9 DOLPHIN RUN
TOWNHOMES. 1 bdJstudy or 2 bd., 2% be. Gulf
Front. Reduced to $72,900 unfurnished and.
$77,900 furnished.
Louisiana St.: Trailer lot, no utilities. $14,000.
Hwy. 38kA 87.5' highway frontage by 194' deep
commercial. $29.900.
New Listing: Canal St., 2 bd., 1 ba., 1 acre,
Pine St. 3 bdrm., 1 ba. lovely brick home on 1.2
acres, garden, grape arbor & fruit trees. $54,000.
On Hwy. 71 just Inside city limits. Beautiful 2.11
acres and 3 houses. Variety of fruit bearing
trees. $65,000.
Honeyville: Lovely 3 bd., 2 be. brick home neatl-
ed in oak trees. Pecan tree, peach, azalea &
scuppernong vine on 1.2 acres. $74,900.
2 parcels: 1 plus improved acres, with some fen-
cing & utility building; 1.7 acres with 342' road
frontage, $9,000 each. Priced well below
replacement cost.

Pre-Advisement Sessions Set for First

Time Students at Gulf Coast College

- Public Notices-

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Gulf County's

Finest Private



Golf Course and Runway Lots for Sale

Large lots with underground utilities,
private road and other amenities.
Located adjacent to Costin Airport
and St. Joseph Bay Country Club


Licensed Real Estate Broker
Phone 9041227-1428 411 Reid Ave.


SCorner 10th Street and U.S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, Florida 32410
(904) 648-5146
See One of Our Friendly, Well-Qualified Salespeople

The Star, Port St. Joe, Florida Thursday, June 11, 1987

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New 2-story house at Ward
Ridge, 3 bdrm., 2% bath, liv.
rm., den with fireplace, gas
heat & air, stove electric,
many extras. $85,000.
229-6309 after 5 p.m.
3 bedroom, 2 bath brick
home, fenced back yard.
Nice location, close to
schools. Call anytime,
229-8547. tfc 5/28
Two % acre lots, $5,250
each. Wetappo Creek
Estates. Terms available.
Call 648-5957 or 648-5698.
3tc 5/28
For Sale by Owner: St. Joe
Beach, high and dry lot,
50'xl50', improved fruit or-
chard started. Call days (10
a.m. till 6 p.m.) 227-7457,
nights (6:30 p.m. -9:00 p.m.)
648-5044. tfc 5/21
; For Sale: Lot 90'xl50'. In
good neighborhood, cleared
and ready for building. Call
229-6907 or 227-1647. tfc 5/21
For Sale or Rent: 2 bdrm.
furnished house on Ig. shady
lot, % block from beach. Ad-
joining lot with lawn grass
available. Canal St., St. Joe
Beach. Call 1-482-3884.
75'x400' beautiful white
sand beach. Underground
utilities. $55,000, owner
financing 10% down balance
over 5 yrs payable interest
only for 5 years at 9%.
Restricted lots with direct
access to beach. Nice homes
already built in this subdiv-
ision, high and dry. Only
$30,000. Owner financing.
Call 227-1539
tfc 2/26

Price greatly reduced on 2
houses plus an apartment
on large adjoining lots.
Assume loan plus equity.
Owner will consider financ-
ing part of equity, consider
motor home, van, etc. for
part or equal equity. Many
possibilities. Asking $56,000,
make offer. 229-8904.
tfc 5/21
For Sale: Cape San Blas,
new bay view 1296 ft. piling
house, 2 bdrm., 2 ba., bonus
room. $68,000. Phone 904/227-
1689 or 229-8385. tfc 6/5
For Sale: Cape San Bias,
lots from $11,500 and up with
bay view. Phone 227-1689 or
229-8385. tfc 6/5
209 7th St., Mexico Beach.
3 bdrm., 2 ba. % brick, chain
link fence. Large back
porch, hot house, utility
bldg. Carport, etc. Call
229-6961 or contact Bill Carr.

Corner of Georgia and
Louisiana, Mexico Beach.
New 14'x70' trailer, 3 bdrm.,
2 ba., with fireplace, front &
back porches. For more in-
formation contact Bill Carr
at 229-6961. tfc 3/5
3 bedroom, 1 bath frame
house on a comer lot. Asking
$20,000. For more informa-
tion call after 6:00 p.m.,
227-7291. tfc 5/21

The first electric shavers
were ready for sale in 1931.

Boardwalk at Cape San
Blas needs help to clean ren-
tal homes. Must be depend-
able, $4.00 per hour. Mostly
weekend work, Call Mike,
229-8390. tfc 6/4
Part-time help for exper-
ienced person, must have
secretarial skills and work
well with public. Call for
appt., ERA Parker Realty.

Automobile beauty
specialist. Be your own boss
in one of the southeast's
fastest growing franchise,
all of our centers are money
makers, and produce instant
cash flow. We have a total
support program. For the
selected owner, financing
available. 205-326-3567.
3tp 5/28

Yard Sale: Saturday, June
13, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Colum-
bus St., St. Joe Beach
Yard Sale: Friday & Sat.,
9 to 2, 15th St., or 386A. 2nd
house behind the House of
Carpet at Mexico Beach. In-
cludes a water bed.
Yard Sale: Friday, 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to
noon, 2003 Long Ave. In-
cludes children's bunk beds
and Atari computer.
Garage Sale: Friday &
Sat., June 12 & 13, 8 CT. bet-
ween 3rd & 4th Street, turn
on Tennessee Drive, Mexico
Beach. Lots of clothes.
Yard Sale: Upright
freezer, $275; red chaise
lounge $100 obo; stereo $55;
antique dresser, lovely $100;
tfi~hing rodt & r6fs & golf
Clubs, lots of mii~ 4 miles
from Hwy. 98 on 386 (Over-
street). Right before the
Sunshine Farm sign.
Back Yard Sale: Several
families. Saturday, June 13,
9-3. 1314 Woodward Ave.
Men's, ladies', & children's
clothing, 1 white mini blind
74wx49" 1. Many other misc.
Garage Sale: Saturday,
June 13, 9:00 until, 104
Yaupon St. Furniture,
clothes, baby items, light fix-
tures, dishes, household
items & much more. Also 42
gal. electric hot water heater
& electric central furnace.
Yard SDale: 609 Park
Avenue, Highland View.
Many items. Saturday only.
Yard Sale: June 12, 606
Park Avenue, Highland
View. Lots of children's
clothing & misc.
Yard Sale: Saturday, June
13, 8:00 3:00. 1621 Monu-
ment Avenue (behind apts.),
furniture, costume jewelry,
lots of glassware and bottles,
sewing materials, patterns,
fabric, notions, etc., cur-
tains, drapes, lots more. No
prices marked let's
Bake sale and Yard sale,
Saturday, June 13th on the
lot next to Bill's Dollar Store,
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., sponsored
by the Oak Grove Assembly
of God Missionette Depart-

'81 Honda Accord, 4 door
sedan, $2850. 229-6309 after 5.
1978 Fairmont 4 door
wagon, good mill car, $500 or
best offer. Call 229-8942 after
1964 F-100, runs good,
looks good, $600 firm.
229-6147. tfc 6/11
1983 S-10 pickup, 33,000
miles, very good condition.
Call Phil 229-8232 day,
229-8409 evening, tfc 5/14

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221 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe, FL
(904) 227-1450
Margaret Hale 648-5659 Roy Smith
Frances Chason 229-8747
Denise Strickland 229-6571
NEW LISTING: PORT ST. JOE, NEW 2 story 3 bedroom, 2% bath home
on 2 lots. Central heat & air, den with fireplace, double carport, deck, ceil-
ing fans, blinds & much more. Must see this one! By appointment only.
PRICE REDUCED on this nice 3 bedroom, 1% bath masonry home with
carpet, garage, 1g. panelled storage room & utility area. Located on 3
large shaded lots with chain link fence in good neighborhood. Now only
New Listing, Port St. Joe: Apartment building with 2 apartments. New
kitchen appliances, freshly painted. Good rental income. Excellent in-
vestment. Owner will finance. $55,000.
North Port St. Joe: Good rental property, 2 bedroom, 1 bath house with
enclosed porch. House in good condition. $17,200.
St. Joe Beach: Very attractive executive home located on 2 beautiful
landscaped lots 3 bedroom, 2 bath, garden tub, great room, fireplace,
screen porch, balcony, deck, lots of built-ins, double garage with
workshop. Many other features, including greenhouse. By appt. only.
Port St. Joe: Immaculate 3 bedroom, 1 bath masonry, home, freshly
painted, central heat & air, mini blinds, with 1,408 sq. ft. living area
located on large lot with nice storage shed. $55,000.
New Listing Port St. Joe: Close to downtown, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, outside
storage. Assumable mortgage. Only $27,825.
Mexico Beach: Prime location, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, screen porch, deck,
guest house. Owner will listen to offer.
Mexico Beach: New listing; Attractive and livable 3 bedroom, 2 bath
brick home on 2 shaded lots, replace, porch, garage, fenced yard. Only
Oak Grove: Possible owner financing on this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home,
screen porch, outside storage. $37,000 asking price. Make an offer!
St. Joe Beach: Built for large family. 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, playroom,
workshop, fenced yard. By appointment only $75,000.
Mexico Beach: Price reduced on this unique 2 or 3 bedroom home close to
beach. Great room with fireplace, private patio, plenty of storage. Only
St. Joe Beach: 2 bedroom, 1 bath, central heat& air, carpet, new kitchen,
deck, gulf view. Only $49,500.
North Port St. Joe: 2 houses in good condition, $30,000.
Mexico Beach: Owner Says Sell, 3 bedroom, 2 bath trailer on 2 lots close
to beach. Was listed at $35,000. Will listen to offers.
North Port St. Joe: 3 bedroom, 1 bath, remodeled kitchen, new roof. Now
dnly $12,500.
Iammous Bayou: Large 4 bedroom home with beautiful hardwood floors
& juniper paneling. Lots of trees on 3 acres, 267 ft. of bayfront. Shown by
Oak Grove: Good rental property, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, den, carport. Only
St. Joe Beach: 2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home, nice shaded lot, $31,500.
St. Joe Beach: Extra large, 4 bedroom, 2 bath home. Brand new carpet,
new kitchen, only 2 blocks from beach. $42,000.
Ward Ridge: 2 lots 75'x185' each to be sold together. $16,000.
Mexico Beach: Owner financing on two lots zoned for trailers, $15,500.
St. Joe Beach: 4 lots, 150'x75' each. Corner Cortez & Alabama, $55,000.
Mexico Beach: Owner wants to sell. 2 lots beachside of Hwy. 98. Can be
used commercial, make an offer.
Cape Plantation: Exclusive homesites available close to golf, swimming
& tennis, underground utilities. From $16,000. Owner financing.
-Cape Plantation: Acre zoned commercial, excellent restaurant location.
Mexico Beach: Texas Drive, $10,000.
St. Joe Beach: Price reduced on lot. Corner Coronado & Americus, now
only $13,500.
3t. Joseph Shores: 80' Gulf Front, Hwy. 98 to water.
Port St. Joe: Close to business district 50x170', $8,000.
St. Joe Beach: Large tract 231' on Highway and waterfront.
White City: Canal lot reduced to $28,000.
Port St. Joe: 2 bedroom apartment, $250 plus deposit. No Pets.
Mexico Beach: 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, $350 a month. References re-


Healthy baby canaries,
$30. Call 648-8782.
Black Story & Clark piano,
priced to sell. 648-5276.
Electric 30 gallon hot
water, heater, less than a
year old, $75. Call 229-7271
between 8-5 (ask for
Valerie), after 5, 229-8587.
4 trailer axles w/tires and
springs, $350. Call 648-5315.
FREE: White French poo-
dle, has all shots, male,
miniature. To a good family
with children. 648-5686.
30 gal. (Hex) aquarium
w/cabinet stand, complete
with undergravel filter & top
filter, gravel, plants, fish,
etc. Needs to be re-sealed..
Call 648-8670 after 6 p.m.
Liquid Embroidery Class
FREE at the Sand Dollar
Pizza Tuesday, June 23, bet-
ween 5 & 7 p.m. 2tp 6/11
Honda 185 3-wheeler, $650.
Call 229-6055. 2tc 6/11
Boat For Sale: 14 ft.
Queencraft fiberglass boat,
Highlander gal. trailer,
stick steering & swivel seats,
$895. 648-5087. 2t 6/11
Boat,, motor, trailer,
Carter Craft, 25 h.p. John-
son, all excel. cond. $1250.,
Call 229-8313 after 7:00 p.m
AKC reg. Doberman
female, black & tan, 1 yr.
old. $200. Camper top, fits
lwb truck, $75. Call 229-6682.
Gold centered chrome
rims, 14x7, 5 lug, absolutely
no rust. $200. Call 229-8651.
Lab puppies, $40, ready for
homes June 18. Call for infor-
mation, 648-8579. 2tc 6/11
10 and 14K Gold Jewelry
Sale, ruby ring, emerald
ring, diamond rings, cameo,
ring, 14K gold brdcelet liaid"
pendants. Friday and Satur-
day, 648-8954.
Solid oak entertainment
center holds T.V., stereo,
component system & books.
$100. 229-8232 or 648-5250.
% h.p. shallow well jet
pumps, used 1 season, $75.
Call 648-5142.
To buy or sell Avon call
227-1281. Also have for sale,
27' boat. 3tc 6/11
5' swings $50 with hardware;
5' picnic table $85; "A"
frame swing set $90; 639-2860
or 639-5860. 4tp 4/30
2 male CFA Himalayan
kittens. Ready June 11. $175.
Call 674-8373 or 674-5470.
2tc 6/4
'74 Champion 60 foot 2 bed-
room, 2 bath mobile home,
cen. h&a, new air condition-
er & dish'-,asher. $4,750.
648-8823. 2tc 6/4
1981 Gold/white Bayshore
trailer 14'x70', completely
furnished, carpet, stove,
refrig., drapes, washer,
dryer, 3 bdrm., 2 baths. Call
after 5:00 p.m., 229-6347.

Limited edition prints of
Overstreet Bridge by
Pat Bowen, $35 ea. Call
648-8914 to reserve
yours. tfc 4/23

Beautiful limited edition
prints of Overstreet Post Of-
fice or Indian Pass Trading
Post by Pat Bowen. See
them at Overstreet Post Of-
fice, the Cluett Gallery in the
Mexico Beach Mini-mall,
and at Indian Pass Trading
Post. To reserve yours or for
further information call"
648-8914. Price is $35.00 for
each print, tfc 4/23
No need for wet carpets.
Dry clean them with HOST.
Use rooms right away. Rent
machine. St. Joe Furniture.
21 foot Trimbly gill net boat
with 85 hp Evinrude motor
with power trim. $1500.00 Call
229-8035 or 227-1400. tfc 326
3-pc. living room suite,
matching couch & chair plus
recliner. All excel, condition.
$200 set. Am/fm stereo with

8-track & turntable, $25.


2 bedroom house for rent,
$285 month. Beacon Hill.
648-8398. 2tc 6/4
A nice,
clean redecorated duplex
with new carpet & vinyl, ceil-
ing fans, ch&a, washer hook-
up, 2 big bedrooms with
bath, NE corner Hwy. 98 and
28th St., Mexico Beach, 2
blocks from shopping area.
$300 per month. 904/385-7714
weekdays, 904/386-6004 even-
ings and, 904/648-8789 week-
end evenings, tfc 5/7
For Rent: Warehouse
space with office. Approx.
850 square ft. Suitable for
contractor or small service
business. 227-1100 days only.
tfc 2/19
For Rent: Mini-warehouse
storage. For more informa-
tion call 229-6200. tfc 2/19

Psychological services for
anyone with problems in
day-to-day living. Gulf Coun-
ty Guidance Clinic, Port S.
Joe. 227-1145 (24 hours).
Alcoholics Anonymous
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Sunday, 4:00 P.M., E.S.T.
Tuesday, 8 P.M., E.S.T.
Tuesday, 8 P.M., E.S.T.
St. James Episcopal Church

"Your weeds is our
Call 229-64923, ask-for Paul

408-Reld Ave. 2296954
Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m. 8 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
Self service or drop/off

There will be a stated
communication the 1st &
3rd Thursday of each
month, 8:00 p.m.
H.B. Neel, W.M.
C.C. Peterson, Sec.
tfc 1/22/87

Going Fishing?
Stop here first
for a complete
line of

Fishing Tackle
306 Reid Avenue7
tfc 7/4

For Rent: mobile home lot
at Rustic Sands Camp-
grounds, 648-5229. tfc 4/30
Mexico Beach
Beautiful 2 bdrm., 2 ba.
townhouse, unfurnished,
$400 month plus utilities.
Cute 1 bdrm., 1 ba. on 43rd
St., $300 mo. plus utilities.
St. Joe Beach
1 bdrm. 1 ba. trailer, $165
mo. plus utilities.
Century 21
Call 648-5716

For Rent: House, 120
Westcott Circle, small, very
nice 3 bdrm., 1 ba., energy
efficient, ca&h, available Ju-
ly 1. 229-8247, 8 to 4:30, after
5,639-5017. 4tc 6/4

Carpentry, Repairs,
Painting, Etc.
Ed Mosley
tfc 5/7

Ice Cream Floats
and Cones
Mon. Fri.
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
10% Discount for
Senior Citizens

Plumbing & Electrical
Conutr5 :
Phone 29-8986
Port St. Joe
tfc 6/5

Accounting &
Income Tax
Wauneta Brewer
St. Joe Beach
1987 paid







Sears Catalog Sales

Leon Pollock, Owner
410 Reid Avenue tfc 7/4

Year round rentals furnish-
ed and unfurnished also mob-
bile home spaces. Call 648-5000
tfe 3-26

Room for rent: By day,
week, month. Air cond., TV.
Thames Hotel. 229-8723. 302
Reid Ave. tfc 4/17
Classified Advertising
Gets Results!

There are three stages in the
useful life of a coconut.
Young sprouts provide sal-
ad, green nuts yield coco-
nut milk and the mature
ones offer solid "meat."

20 years experience
Satisfaction guaranteed.
Darrell Dennis

All Forms of Insurance
422 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
Phone 229-8899
tfc 4/17


12 keys on ring, many
kinds. Found at ball field,
some color coded. Call
229-6460 after 5 p.m. & pay
for ad.
LOST: Female Yorkshire
terrier, weighs 7-9 lbs.,
answers to "Lady". Lost in
12th block of Palm Blvd.
after 2:00 p.m. Monday,
June 8. If found PLEASE
call 229-8893. $75 cash
reward offered.

transportation to and from
Haney Vo/Tech or Port St.
Joe to catch bus for fall
semester. Money negotiable.
Call 639-5397 after 4 p.m.
2tp 6/4

Ye Olde
Bargain Barn
102 Reid Ave.
Artificial Flowers,
etc. Some used

Sales, Service and
FCC Licensed Technicians

The Sewing Rooni
S 410 A Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida -0,

'Quality Fabrics at Affordable Prices"


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 6f6

Southern Erectors, Inc.

Say No to Drugs

Phone Day 227-1570 li
Night 648-8417

Pick a sweet orange by exam-
ining the navel. Choose the
ones with the biggest holes.

Carpet Cleaning
2 Rooms $ 95
up to 9 '
270 sq. ft. $3
Ask about our special prices on cleaning
Sofas Chairs Walls Tile L
Phone for Free Estimate Satisfaction Guaranteed


Phone 227-1166

Bill & Carole Franklin

Panhandle Landscape
Sod Sprinkler Systems
Complete Lawn Maintenance
Palm Trees Free Estimates
Nursery Items
Call Jim or Randy
648-8699 648-8275


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The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, June 11, 1987 Page Thirteen

As A Christian?

Would Evidence

Convict You?
'0 Yg

There are only a few of us who
may be called upon to lose our lives as
a result of professing our Christian
One humor-
ous question I
heard, asked, "If
you were arrested UND
for being a Chris-
tian, would there bytheRev.Jer
be enough evi-
dence to convict
Historically, there are times when
individuals have been given the choice
between faith and death. One of those
involved a man named Justin, who
was martyred at Rome in 167 A.D.
Since this week marks the anni-
versary of his passing, I thought it
might be profitable for us to consider
the circumstances surrounding his
life and death.
Justin was born in an upper class
family of Pagan worshippers near
Shechem, in Samaria, about the year
110 A.D. He received a quality
education, and had a special interest
in the Greek philosophers. Today he
would have been a professor of the
humanities at Harvard.
While others in his class may have
been content to live a life of ease,
Justin was restless. His great know-
ledge only punctuated the spiritual
void in his life.
Since he was earnestly seeking
truth, he found the Lord. As he was
walking on the beach at Ephesis one
sunny day, he met a stranger. While
*they walked and talked, the man told
him the story of Jesus.
When he had heard the salvation
story, a change came over him. He
later wrote, "Straightway a flame
was kindled in my soul, and a love of
the prophets and those who are
friends of Christ possessed me."
After his conversion, he moved to
Rome where he started a school for
intellectuals who were seeking the
truth of the gospel. He authored
several books defending Christianity
against the Greek charges of irration-
ality and the Roman charges of
disloyalty to the Empire.
His clear logic and skilled argu-
ments did much to promote Christia-
nity. In fact his words are used both
knowingly and unknowingly, by theo-
logians and preachers to this day.
ljfe in peril. Dz ing owe of his public
debates with Crescens, the great
Cynic philosopher, he accused his
opponent of ignorance and immoral-
In a fit of rage, Crescens took
Justin and six of his students to court.
Rusticus, the judge, gave the accused
men the option of renouncing Chris-

Report Tips As
Income to Soc. Sec.
Young people planning to work
during the summer should note that
special rules affect the reporting of
earnings from many typical summer
jobs for Social Security purposes.
Becoming familiar with the rules can
assure that the earnings are reported
for important Social Security protec-
With most jobs, Social Security
taxes are automatically deducted
from the paycheck, and the employer
pays a matching amount, reports the
total to Social Security, and sends the
taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.
Many of the jobs generally available
to summer workers are service jobs
(restaurant and hotel work, for
example). A person needs to know
how to report tips, which is a major
part of many service jobs, when farm
work counts for Social Security, and
how to report self-employment in-
Most service jobs involve tips.
The employee must report cash tips
amounting to $20 or more in a month
to his or her employer.

tianity or of death. All of the men
chose death.
As I reflect on the attitude of


ry R. Huft, Rector, St. James Episcopal

Justin and His followers, I can't help
but compare their lives with modern
religious leaders and their followers.
One of the laws of biology says
that, "like tends to beget like." That
means that tall reproduce tall, short
reproduce short, dark reproduce
dark, etc. By the same token, leaders
reproduce followers who share com-
mon convictions, attitudes, beliefs,
If you who may be reading this
are leaders, do you have the same
sure faith and courage of conviction
that Justin had?
If you see yourself as a follower,
could you do as six of Justin's students
did? Would you face sure death before
you gave up your faith?
Or on the other hand, is there
enough evidence of your Christianity
to convict you in the first place?
I hope that you and I never have to
face martyrdom. But I also trust and
pray that as we meet our daily test of
faith we will choose life with Christ
above all other things. Stand fast and
keep the faith.

Highway Patrol Demonstrating Air Bags

The Florida Highway Patrol
began a Passive Restraint Education
Program recently in order to famil-
iarize the motoring public with the
automatic air bag systems now
available in many cars according to
FHP Director Colonel Bobby R.
Nine Highway Patrol Public
Information Officers have had special
air bag demonstration kits installed in
their Patrol cars to help illustrate the
advantages of this restraint system.
The demonstration vehicles are stra-
tegically assigned throughout the
State to allow availability in every
"In recent years an average of
22,000 people have lost their lives
annually in passenger car crashes and
30,000 have been seriously injured,"
said Colonel Burkett. "We have an
obligation not only to prevent acci-
dents but to make the motoring public
aware of safety alternatives which
will prevent death and injury. These
air bag systems have become an
added measure of safety now avail-
able to motorists," Burkett added.
In 1984, U.S. Secretary of Trans-
portation, Elizabeth Dole, announced
a decision which would require that
automatic protection to front seat
occupants be installed on a number of
vehicles beginning with the 1987
model production year. The program
requires that an increased percentage
of new motor vehicles come equipped
with an automatic protection system
each year until 1989 when all
passenger automobiles would be
required to be equipped with these
protection devices. This rule will
remain in effect unless states com-
prising two thirds of the U.S.
population pdss mandatory seat belt

Air bags are not designed as an
alternative to seat belts but rather as
an added measure which will increase
the safety factors for vehicle occu-
pants. Air bag systems are concealed
in the dash panel or steering wheel
and are effective in frontal crashes.
Seat belts will protect occupants in
frontal crashes as well as other types
of collisions and should still be
utilized. Motorists in Florida are
reminded that seat belts are manda-
tory in the Sunshine State.
"Our goal is the protection of life
and the quality of life. The automobile
can have a devastating effect on both.
I encourage each motorist to take
advantage of any protection available
to avoid the needless death and injury
seen on our highways," Burkett

Year In and Year Out You Will Do Well With

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Business 8:30 till 6:00 Monday through Friday

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Dr. Wesley




You can get your eyes ex-
amined and paid for by
Medicare if the deductible
has been met.
Glasses will be paid for by
Medicare if surgery has
been performed.

Dr. Wesley Grace
322 Long Ave.
Phone 227-1410
4t 4130187

Cars, boats, motorcycles, RV's, a swimming pool,
a new roof on your home, travel-whatever will improve
your life, we'll help you get it for less.
And getting a loan at Tyndall Federal is hassle-free,
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Come see us for a friendly loan-and a better life.

Panama City: Call 769-892 I/Main Office 909 East 23rd St./
Tyndall AFB Branch, Bldg. 913/Parker Branch, 838 S. Tyndall
Parkway. Port St. Joe: Call 227-7500/326 Reid Avenue

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Parents' Pride and Joy

These Young Children Had Their Pictures Taken

Recently, They Are A Source of Joy to Their Parents

Joy Leigh, 15 months, daughter Meggie, 9 months, daughter of
of Curtis and Reva Lane of 1703 Gar- Henry and Paula Boone, of Mexico
rison Avenue, Port St. Joe. Beach.

Grayson, 11 months, son of James, 3 years, son of Sherry
Ronald and Kim Pickett, of SR 1, and Bruce Smith of 206 Sixth St.,
Port St. Joe. Highland View.

Holly, 2 years, daughter of Greg
and Suan Burkett of Port St.

B. J., nine months, son of Brent
and Rhonda Pierce of 311 Madison
St., Oak Grove.


The Board of County Commission,
Gulf County, Florida, met April 28,
1987 in regular session with the
following members present: Chair-
man Billy Branch, Commissioners
Eldridge Money, Nathan Peters, Jr.,
and A.B. Traylor. Others present
were: Attorney William J. Rish,
Administrative Assistant Larry
Wells, Road Superintendent Bob
Lester, Mosquito Control Director
Sam Graves, Jr., Clerk Benny C.
Lister, Building Inspector DeWayne
Manuel, Sheriff Al Harrison, and
Deputy Clerk Towan Collier.
The meeting came to order at 7:00
The Administrative Assistant
opened the meeting with prayer and
led the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Charlotte Pierce, President, Port
St. Joe Elementary School PTA
requested the Board adopt Resolution
87-6 and announced there would be a
"March Against Drugs" in Port St.
Joe on May 19. Upon motion by
Comm. Money, second by Comm.
Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board adopted the resolution. A copy
of the resolution is on file in the clerk's
Earl Smith and other concerned
citizens of Beacon Hill asked for a
status report on the county opposing
the placement of a sewer treatment
plant in the Beacon Hill area.
Attorney Rish reported the county and
individuals had filed petitions for
administrative hearing, no date has
been set, and he would request the
hearing be held in. Port St. Joe,
instead of Tallahassee.
Annie Cook and Edna Hardy, of
Overstreet, requested the County
name the Overstreet bridge the
Patrick-Hardy Bridge. Comm. Money
moved the Board rescind the previous
naming of the Overstreet Bridge
(W.G. Hardy). Comm. Peters second-
ed the motion, with an amendment for
the Overstreet residents to take a poll
on selections for naming the Over-
street Bridge and report back (have
one year), with Mrs. Cook to chair the
committee. Upon vote, the motion and
amendment passed unanimously.
Glenn Brown, engineer for Costin-
Parker developers, presented a pre-
liminary subdivision plat of St. Joe
Beach, Unit 3, for Board approval.
Building Inspector Manuel reported
the following.
-Lots are not in compliance
-Road right of way not wide
enough (required 66 feet)
-Americas Ave. changes from
100 feet r-o-w to 60 foot r-o-w
-Drainage ditch easements not
wide enough
-Need to set reference mark for
grade elevation in subdivision
-Need streets named
-No setback requirements on
front and side of property (71/ feet
-Cul de sac too small
-Recommend 18 inch oval pipe
as minimum pipe size and all
drainage pipe be oval type
-Drainage easement should ter-
minate at a point of natural elevation
lower than the flow line of the
drainage pipe
-Minimum asphalt required to
be 1% inch compacted
Building Inspector Manuel re-
commended the Board not approve
the preliminary plat. The Chairman
directed Manuel to give copy of
written report on problems with
preliminary subdivision plat to Mr.
Hal Summers and Richard Mus-
grove, Northwest Florida Water Man-
agement District, requested the
Board adopt a resolution petitioning
the Legislature to enact a funding
mechanism enabling the Northwest
Florida Water Management District
an adequate, consistent, and depend-
able revenue source from the county
(pattern after Liberty County Resolu-
tion). Upon motion by Comm. Peters,
second by Comm. Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board directed
the attorney prepare a resolution and
present it at the next meeting.
Larry Leitts and Pete Coleman,
Leitts-McMayhon and Associates,
Panama City, were present to discuss
a type insurance coverage called
"Cafeteria Funds Program". Mr.
Leitts to meet with the Administrative
Assistant and Clerk to discuss the
coverage further and report to the
Board at a later meeting.
Gregg Burch, Port St. Joe Jay-
cees, discussed boardwalk construc-
tion project at Beacon Hill County
Park. Comm. Money and Burch are to
meet with Associate County Attorney
Gibson to apply for necessary permit.
Burch also discussed possibly placing
restrooms at this site in the future.
Paul Daniels, Indian Pass, dis-

Gulf County Commission

cussed problem of three and four
wheelers being driven on the beach
(destroying dunes).
Upon motion by Comm. Money,
second by Comm. Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved the
minutes of April 14, 1987, with
Larry Young complained of inci-
dent of Port St. Joe ambulance
concerning Mr. Young's father and
stepmother (ambulance out of gas).
The Board requested the attorney
write Gulf Pines Hospital requesting a
report on this incident.
Pursuant to advertisement to
receive applications for two tempor-
ary and-or part time Mosquito Truck
Drivers, the Mosquito Control Direc-
tor recommended Alan Royal and
Douglas Middleton, at the rate of $4.00
per hour. Upon motion by Comm.
Traylor, second by, Comm. Money,
and discussion by Comm. Peters, the
Board voted unanimously to hire the
applicants recommended, provided
they pass physical and drugs tests.
Mosquito Control Director Graves
reported his department was 90
percent completed with construction
at Five Point Landfill and awaiting
installation of monitor wells and
operation permit from the Depart-
ment of Environmental Regulation.
The Mosquito Control Director
reported there were two garbage
trailers burned at the Overstreet site
(estimated damage $10,000 $11,000).
The Mosquito Control Director
reported that dump trucks were
dtmpRing on the ground beside the
trailers at the Dead Man's Curve Park
Property, that garbage was falling out
of trailers and the walk-up ramp was
torn down.
Upon motion by Comm. Peters,
second by Comm. Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved
the Mosquito Control Director's re-
commendation to change employee
Larry Young's job position to truck
driver, at payrate of $5.66 per hour.
The Mosquito Control Director
discussed mosquito control spraying
in each area of county and presented a
Gulf County Mosquito Surveillance
i Number Coding identifying areas of
The Road Superintendent report-
ed on a partial priority road resurfac-
ing list. No action taken.
The Road Superintendent report-
ed the following prices on fill material
used for road repair, culvert install-
ation, etc., Shell, $11.35 cubic yard;
and Dolomite, $7.50, cubic yard.
The Superintendent was directed
to check further into the price of shell
and the Board will search for storage
site if material is purchased.
Upon motion by Comm. Traylor,
second by Comm. Money, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed to the
Road Superintendent's request to
purchase one riding lawn mower for
the Road Department, at state
contract price.
Pursuant to re-advertisement to
receive sealed bids for road paving
projects, the following bids were
Pursuant to re-advertisement to
received sealed bids for road paving
projects, bids were received. A copy
of the bids is on file in the clerk's
office. Upon motion by Comm. Money,
second by Comm. Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board accepted the bid
from Brock Paving Company for both
projects, deleting $1,800 for the
subgrade work to be compacted and
mixed item on the courthouse job.
Upon motion by Comm. Money,
second by Comm. Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board executed
the following contract, effective only
until the comprehensive plan takes
Florida Department of Communi-
ty Affairs Post Disaster Redevelop-
ment Rule (9G-13)
Applies to any county required to
develop a coastal management ele-
ment for its local government com-
prehensive plan pursuant to Sec.
380.24 & 163.3177 F.S. It details
programs and activities which must
be adopted or completed before the
occurrence of a natural disaster
resulting in a local application for
federal public disaster assistance.
The Administrative Assistant pre-
sented an answer (letter of response)
to the county audit report ending
fiscal year September 30, 1986, as
written by the Clerk and himself.
Following discussion, the Board ap-
proved the letter of response.
Upon motion by Comm. Traylor,
seonc by Comm. Money, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved the
Chairman signing the following agree-

Florida Department of Health and
Rehabilitative Services Amendment
to Food Distribution Contract increas-
ing amount of Board reimbursement
from $2,650 to $5.503.
The Administrative Assistant pre-
sented an agreement between the Gulf
County Board of County Commission
and Clarksville Communication to
lease purchase or purchase an
ambulance radio repeater system to
service the entire county at total
system sales price of $3,600 and an
agreement between Gulf County
Board of County Commission and Gulf
Piens Hospital for $100 month for a six
month period due from Gulf Pines for
use of said equipment for the south
end of the county. The Board
approved the Chairman signing the
The Board reviewed a resolution
adopted by Calhoun County concern-
ing endorsement of the concept of an
agricultural complex and fully sup-
porting the same through whatever
means possible. The Board directed
the Attorney to review the resolution
and prepare a similar resolution for
the Board's adoption at a later
Upon request of Comm Money,
second by Comm. eters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved the
Administrative Assistant's request
for the Building Inspector to attend a
Coastal Barrier Development Hear-
ing on May 11, 1987.
Upon motion by Comm. Traylor,
second by Comm. Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved
payment of the folldwiig invoice, as
recommended by the Administrative
Assistant: HRS-County, Medicaid Bil-
ling, March 1987, $2,413.16.
Upon motion by Comm. Money,
second by Comm. Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed to adopt
a resolution opposing proposed legis-
lation requiring a saltwater fishing
license (anyone in boat would need
one). The Attorney is to draft the
Upon motion by Comm. Money,
second by Comm. Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed to write
Nolan Treglown, Chairman Gulf
County Library Advisory Board, it
approved appointing Ometa Osborne
and Jean Peters as members of the
Board of Directors of the Library
Advisory Board, as recommended in
the Library Board's letter to the
Comm. Peters discussed mosqui-
to spray trucks not driving through
alleys. The Mosquito Control Director
reported cars, etc. are parked in
alleys, otherwise trucks would drive
through the alleys. Comm. Peters
stated he would ride with spray truck
driver to see that the alleys are clear
for spraying.
Comm. Peters discussed the
possibility of rescinding the previous
motion to construct a one-lane wooden
bridge at Stone Mill Creek (the
present bridge is one-lane). The
Board discussed the fact materials
have already been ordered. Comm.
Peters moved the Board construct a
two-lane wooden bridge at Stone Mill
Creek. The motion died for lack of a
Comm. Peters discussed water
puddling on the roof of the courthouse
and proposed a roof drain be installed.
Upon motion by Comm. Peters,
second by Comm. Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board agreed to
hire Paul Gant to repair the walkway
(catwalk) between the courthouse and
jail and install the roof drain.
Comm. Peters moved the Board
allow him to attend a Resource
Recovery Seminar, on May 21 and 22,
1987, at an approximate cost of $345.
Comm. Money seconded the motion.
Comm. Peters, Money and Traylor
voted yes. Comm. Branch voted no,
stating the Board members have not
previously attended workshop meet-
ings and charged it to per diem (cost
to county).
The Board review the county
physical request letter to be used for
new employees, approving letter with
their revisions. A copy of the letter is
on file in the clerk's office.
The Clerk requested permission
to submit information package from
Big Bend Health Council to Gulf
County's representative to the Coun-
cil, Clarence Monette, of Port St. Joe.
The Board agreed.
Attorney Rish presented a letter
giving his legal opinion regarding
times when an elected official might
abstain from voting, providing Flor-
ida Statute 286.012 to the Board, the
essence of this statute is that a person
must vote unless he has a conflict of
There being no further business,
the meeting adjourned.

Florida Taking Steps to Preserve

Agricultural Lands for Crops

A few years ago, the Florida
Legislature became concerned about
the loss of Florida farmland to
development and other uses, and
authorized a mapping program for all
lands using the latest technology to
provide a quick inventory of all the
state's undeveloped lands capable of
supporting crops.
The agricultural lands mapping
project being carried out by the
Department of Community Affairs
with cooperation from the Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Consumer
Services is nearing completion. Ac-
cording to a DCA spokesman, the
entire state will be mapped by June
The project is being done by
obtaining remote-sensed imagery
from satellites and then analyzing the
data by computer. When the project is
finished, the information obtained will
be a tremendous help to those who are
concerned about what is happening to
Florida's lands and who are charged
with planning our state's future.
Recent emphasis on growth man-
agement, moreover, means the value
of the maps is much greater as the
date involved in the agricultural land
maps can be incorporated with data
from on soil surveys, utility districts,
zoning and land ownership to provide
comprehensive information on a
number of land-use issues. Already,
soils information has been melded

into the maps for Hernando and Pasco
Counties. Soils information for other
areas will be incorporated as funds
are provided.
Since the agland maps are the
most recent, most accurate and most
comprehensive available, regional
and county planning offices are
buying the digitized tapes which
produce the maps. The growth
management law requires prepar-
ation of comprehensive plans that
include land use maps showing land
cover, soils and wetlands.
Primary data sources for the
maps are the 1973 and 1984 Landsat
imagery which the Department of
Community Affairs purchases. A
Department of Transportation com-
puter is used to analyze the tapes of
information from Landsat and clas-
sify the land cover and tabulate
acreage figures for each of 21

Before the Landsat information is
reduced to digits and fed into the
computer for analysis, the remotely-
sensed aerial photos are taken to each
county for verification against what is
actually on the ground. After compu-
ter analysis, the land cover maps may
be viewed on a computer screen in a
variety of scales, and specific sites
may be enlarged for close scrutiny.
The maps will allow public
officials and planners to readily track
the changes in land use that will result
from Florida's growth and develop-
ment. They will be one of the most
valuable of tools employed in gov-
ernmental decision making in the
This mapping program, the only
one of its kind, was selected last year
by the Council of State Governments
as one of eight most innovative
programs in the nation and was
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The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, June 11, 1987

Corner of Fourth Street and Second Avenue
Welcome Friend
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CHURCH TRAINING (Sunday) ............................. 6:00 P.M.
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