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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1988
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Jeff Hinote received leg injuries In this pick up truck In an early morning accident on Monday
between the Overpass and Highland View bridge.
Driver Injured In Two Vehicle Crash
Jeff Hinote of Port St. Joe, suf-
fered severe leg injuries and was
trapped for a while in his 1983
Ford Ranger pick-up in an acci-
dent early Monday morning.
According to investigating of-
ficers, Hinote was headed in a
westerly direction on Highway 98
and had just crossed the railroad
overpass at about 7-00 a.m., wheri
his truck collided with a recrea-
tional trailer being pulled by a
1980 pick-up truck, being driven
by Harry J. Evans of Harrah, Ok-
Hinote's vehicle was meeting
the truck driven by Evans and
struck the left side of the trailer
inflicting heavy damage to both
vehicles. The entire left side of Hi-
note's truck was demolished.,
trapping him inside for a period
of time, before he was removed by
the Gulf County Rescue Squad, us-
ing the Jaws of Life.
Hinote was taken to Gulf
Pines Hospital by Gulf County
ambulance for treatment of inju-
ries to his left leg.
No other injuries were report-
The Florida Highway Patrol
charged Hinote with failure to
drive in a single lane.
The accident was investigated
by the Florida Highway Patrol,
the Gulf County Sheriffs Depart-
ment and the Port St. Joe Police
Port St. Joe will be hosting a
birthday party for the state of
Florida this week end, as the state
marks the sesquicentennial of
the drafting and signing of the
state's constitution back in 1838
here in Port\St. Joe, known as St.
Joseph at the time.
Actually, the celebration will
be a double-barrel affair. with the
annual Christmas parade, kick-
ing off the Christmas season, also
being a part of a giant parade to
observe the sesquicentennial cel-
Sesquicentennial will actual-
ly begin at noon today, in Talla-
hasiee. At that hour, a proclama-
tion, signed by Governor Bob
Martinez, will be read on the Cap-
itol steps by Representative Rob-
ert Trammell, officially opening
the period of celebration..
Runners of the Gulf Winds
Track Club will then begin a mar-
athon run from the Capitol,
bringing the proclamation to Port
St. Joe. The relay team is expected
to have its representatives arrive
in Port St. Joe Friday afternoon
at 2:00 p.m., where the proclama-
tion will be turned over to Port St.
Joe Mayor Frank Pate.
The proclamation will be de-
livered to the historical monu-
ment in Constitution Park in
front of the Centennial Building.
Port St. Joe's high school band
and the NJROTC cadets will be in-
volved in a flag raising ceremony.
The opening ceremony for the
DER Demands Racism Claim, Mar Meeting
DER.,. Demands -Ma Met
Gulf County is in a predica-
ment again with the Department
of Environmental Regulation
with its garbage landfill at Buck-
Earlier this fall, the county
had been ordered and had agreed
to close the Buckhorn site and had
filed an expensive engineering
plan as to just how it would go
about closing the landfill.
Last week, DER returned the
plan, saying it contained an engi-
neering error which dated back to
a monitoring plan of some five
years ago. The error, which had
been approved by the DER, was
cited as a reason why the county's
closing plan was being turned
At Tuesday night's meeting,
where this matter was brought up
for discussion, the Commission
felt the DER was coming down too
hard on them, expecting a correc-
tion of actions which DER had ap-
proved five years ago. IPER, how-
ever, has ordered the county to
correct the mistake and submit
These plans cost a lot of mon-
ey. They are in great detail and
must be prepared by engineers.
WELLS INSTALLED WRONG
The problem with the closure
plan, according to DER, is that
monitoring wells, installed to
monitor possible pollution to un-
derground water, were placed in
the wrong place. The report com-
plaint says the wells were placed
on the upstream side of the land-
fill, rather than on the down-
stream side. Water is now being
monitored before it goes through
the fill area, rather than after It
has passed through.
The Commission feels that
since this situation has existed
for the five years, DER should be
responsible for its correction. To
deal with DER in this matter, at-
torney William J. Rish has been
directed to contact DER officials
and try to work out a plan accept-
able to the county for correcting
the mistake. "After all, DER made
the error by accepting the plan
containing the error in the first
Continued on Page 6
Visit from Santa Claus
for Parade and Celebration
celebration will have Rev. Jerry
Huft, St. Joseph Historical Socie-
ty president, Betty McNeill,
Mayor Pate, Charles Clardy and
Walter Wilder involved in prelim-
Secretary of State, Jim Smith
Continued on Page 3
Friday, December 2 Saturday December 3
1:00 P.M. Sesquicentennial Proclamation Run from Capitol
in Tallahassee to Port St. Joe.
2:00 P.M. (Education Day
Activities at Constitution Park, Hwy. 98 & Allen Memorial Way
Arrival of Runners with Proclamation
Flag Raising by Port St. Joe High School NJROTC cadets.
Invocation by Rev. Jerry Huft
Introduction of Mayor and Welcome of Guests
Ribbon Cutting to Open Ceremony
Introduction of Guest Speaker, Sec. of State Jim Smith
Special Recognition of Herman Dean i last surving member
of John Philip Sousa's famous military band)
8:00 A.M.- 11:45A.M. ... Live Entertainment
at Centennial Building
9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. .. Historical Exhibits
Port St. Joe Elementary School Gym
12:00 Noon Parade
3:00 P.M. Flag Raising by Tyndall Air Force Base
National Anthem by Wesley Chestnut of Apalachicola,
descendant of signer of Florida's Constitution
Invocation by Rev. Ennis Sellers
Mayor Pate reads Sesquicentennial Proclamation
Music by the Long Avenue Baptist Choir
Introduction of Guest Speakers by Billy Joe Rish
Guest Speaker Judge William Stafford, Chief Judge of the
U.S. District Court, Tallahassee
Selections by Port St. Joe High School Band
6:30 P.M. Fireworks at City Marina
8:00 P.M. Square Dance at Union Hall by The Sunshiners
FOOD, DRINKS, CRAFTS from 8:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M.
MUSEUM OPEN FREE OF CHARGE FRIDAY & SATURDAY
City Getting All Dolled 1
The City of Port St. Joe is getting all spiffed up for the holidays and
the future this week, as a project of planting greenery on Reid Avenue
and putting up Christmas decorations got into full swing late last week.
A project of installing the greenery on Reid Avenue got into high
gear as all the loose ends started coming together about the middle of
last week, with the arrival of special grates to be placed around the
plants and Tracy Pierce, of Ming's Nursery, received delivery of the
City crews concentrated on making some 40 holes in the paving
Up for the Holidays; Reid Avenue Being Beautified
downtown late last week and the first of this week. Pierce started in-
stalling the plants Friday of last week and has worked getting many of
the plants in the ground prior to the big sesquicentennial celebration
and Christmas parade this week end. Placing the holes in the paving
was completed Tuesday of this week and planting of the red tip shrubs is
scheduled to be complete by the end of the week.
After getting the holes in the ground, city crews then put their atten-
tion to getting Christmas decorations put up. Public works superinten-
dent Martin Adkinson said windy weather kept the crews from climb-
ing ladders to install decorations Monday, but said if they get decent
weather, the decorations will all be in place and shining bright by the
In' the photo at left, Horace Barr, Roosevelt Beard and John Sterzoy
are shown cutting one of the square holes in Reid Avenue paving. In the
center photo, one of the red tip shrubs is shown in place on the street
and din the photo at right, Ricky Farmer and Bobby Fields are shown
on the end of a dragline arm, installing Christmas decorations.
Editorials and Comments
Thursday, December 3,1988
The new boards are now sworn in here in Gulf County and
ready to tackle the various and real problems which face the
county now and into the future. Their's is not going to be an
easy task. It will require all their expertise and whatever exper-
tise they can muster elsewhere. They will need no kibitzing nor
harassing from the sidelines, thank you.
We make this last statement because we feel the undivided
attention of the Commission will be needed for the better part
of this year to handle our considerable problem with waste dis-
posal. The Board will need all their wits about them to deal
with an ever demanding Department of Environmental Regula-
tion. Please don't distract them with petty bickering nor with
Come December 30 and the real problem begins. We say
"real problem" because that real problem is going to be where do
we get some $260,000 to pay Bay County for burning our trash
during the coming year. That's what Bay county says it wants
for payment for Gulf to use its incinerator to burn our solid
waste. With DER's demands on the county, this will be the only
game in town for Gulf county for the better part of the year.
While Bay County is burning up our money every day, all
year long, we will be disappointed if our commissioners aren't
spending every minute they can hunting for a viable alterna-
tive to the Bay County hold-up. We think that's what Bay's de-
mands for incineration actually are. A good portion of that sol-
id waste was hauled over here from Bay County stores, where a
goodly portion of the sales tax revenue Bay County uses to fi-
nance their incinerator operations were also paid by Gulf
County people. In other words, we feel we have already paid our
share of that operation just like Bay County people have with-
out being saddled with a $260,000 per year surcharge.
We hope our commissioners will be busy all year long com-
ing up with such alternatives of exploring the possibility of
converting one of the idle Basic, Inc., furnaces to bum our solid
waste. Or maybe, they could spend a few moments making a
study on purchasing our own small incinerator. The $260,000
price tag for burning and the expense of hauling our solid waste
to Bay County should pay for a pretty good incinerator in just a
We hope the commission spends at least a little time this
coming year thinking about these and other things.
150 Years Ago
There has been a lot of people doing quite a bit of work to
bring you the week end which will be experienced here in Port
St. Joe and Gulf County this weekf end.
It's the marking of the Sesquicentennial of the constitution
of Florida, which was agreed upon and signed right here in Port
St. Joe back in 1838.
It's also the time for Port St. Joe's annual Christmas pa-
rade, which is sponsored and paid for by the Merchants Associ-
This week end should please everyone. There will be a lot to
do, a lot to see, a lot to listen to and a lot to participate in. And
somebody did all the work for whatever it is you choose to en-
joy this week end.
It would be presumptuous of us to say you owe anybody any-
thing for what is available this week end, but we can say every-
one should appreciate the activities of the week enough to at
least express that appreciation by attending and being a specta-
tor for the week end.
While we're in the holiday mood of wishing everyone well,
we're going to express our thanks to the Department of Trans-
portation for repairing our street here on Fifth Street-which
also their street; Highway 71.
We'll also not let the opportunity pass by without telling
DIOT we'd like to see the same type of attention ggven to High-
way 98 where it runs through the city.
Hunker ownfwith y Keley Coiberi6,,
-- ,We've Only Just Begun
We've only Just Begun I
November 29. 1988. Today is
my oldest son's 13th birthday.
Now, I know what you're thinking
- I'm not old enough to have a son
13 years old. You're right I don't
know how that little fellow got to
be so old so fast. Why, just yester-
day he was a two year old scream-
ing his head off in the other room
at three o'clock in the morning.
Boy howdy, I'd have to wake Ca-
thy up and tell her to go in there
and do something. It was rough,
He doesn't scream on cue at
three a.m. any more. But Cathy
and I were awake at that hour last
night talking about this teenager
stuff. Listen, I've heard nightnrare
type stories about raising teenag-
ers. I assured Cathy that every-
thing would be all right. Josh
would be o.k. He's a good kid. But
you know I have noticed a few
changes besides the voice and
the pimples. Either my hearing
has gotten much keener in just
the last few weeks or Josh is
a'playing that radio much louder.
And he's not listening to George
Jones anymore. He plays the
same song over and over. You've
probably heard it. The drums and
guitars and pianos screech In
perfect disharmony and some-
body is choking the lead singer
'cause you can't really understand
what he's a'saying. But I believe
the poor guy must be yelling for
help. I asked Josh about it. "Ah
Dad, it's just a song."
I turned 13 in 1960. Ike was
still president and no one had
ever heard of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely
Hearts Club Band. We listened to
real music by Johnny Cash,
Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters.
Hey, you remember Muddy Waters
he had a great one called, "Got
My Mo-Jo Working, But It Just
Won't Work On You." Johnny Hor-
ton had the number one hit of the
year with "The Battle of New Or-
leans." Real Americans. Mother,
as I recall, was a bit upset that we
listened to the Kingstbn Trio
singing about hanging' that Tom
Dooley fellow. I remember she
kept asking me about it. "Ah Mom,
it's just a song."
I heard the clock strike four
a.m. I've got to get some sleep. I
again assured Cathy things will
beo.k. I can relate to 13 year old
boys. I understand them. I used to
be one. I told her I'd have a long
talk with Josh about being a
teenager. After all, I made it
through those years without any
major problems. Ofcourse, there
was that night in jail, but that
wasn't my fault. Bobby was just
showing us how we could slip into
the post office by climbing up the
mail chute. We were cutting some
wheelies in a mail cart when the
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BY: WESLEY R. RAMSEY
Thanksgiving Was A Beautiful Day for A Day Off From Work
THANKSGIVING WAS A
couple of days' vacation for us
here at The Star, and I'm thankful
to tell you, we had a great time.
As usual, we went to Fren-
chie's momma's for Thanksgiving
dinner and spent a couple of days
Actually, we had Thanksgiv-
ing dinner at baby brother's
house, along with about 25 or 30
other people. There was a physi-
cal therapist, a doctor, a retired
preacher who was also an accom-
plished hypnotist and other and
sundry assorted people and
trades at that dinner.
Thanksgiving day was a beau-
tiful day and the food was good.
MY OLDEST DAUGHTER
also went to grandma's house for
Thanksgiving dinner and took
along her new husband. He didn't
want to stay at home by himself,
so he went along.
I found out some things about
my newest son-in-law during the
day of Thanksgiving I didn't know
before. Frankly, he's going to have
to shape up if he expects to stay
in this family in good standing.
The boy has his priorities
He saw an old claw-foot bath-
tub advertised in a newspaper up
there and nothing would do in
late afternoon on Thanksgiving
day but that we would drive some
15 miles to take a look at this
I'll get right to the part where
we were coming back to grand-
ma's house in downtown Elberta,
which is on the western edge of
Warner Robins, Ga. We were driv-.
ing down Watson Boulevard, the
main drag in Warner Robins and
about three miles long and lied
by stores, fast food eating places
and the like. I
Catherine remarked, "I'd like
to have some ice cream".
Joe was driving and I. re-
marked there was a Baskin-
Robbins ice cream store right
down the street.
We were tooling right along
on that 6-lane street, when all of a
sudden, I jumped forward in my
seat, stiffened my pointing hand
in the direction about 60 degrees
off the left front fender and shout-
ed, 'There it isl"
That Joe was going right on
by that Baskin-Robbins store,
with the lame excuse that he
didn't see it.
That's what I mean about get-
ting his priorities straight. He
was paying more attention to that
six lane street than he was to
watching for the Baskin-Robbins
ice crearp store sign.
If he stays in the family,
though, we'll correct that defi-
WE HAD TO GET back early
to get ready for the beginning of
this week, so Frenchie and I piled
into the station wagon, after root-
ing out a place to set, and started
home Saturday morning.
If you have ever been to Fren-
chie's momma's house, you would
know what I mean.
By the time we got into the car
to return home, it was so loaded
down with important things like
old wooden ball bats, heirloom
tea pots [with the lid missing],
glasses, lamps, daddy's old band
saw, an old brass bedstead, two
or three pound cakes, genuine
heirloom quilts and afghans, a
grocery sack or two of assorted
items, a few items we had pur-
chased after making an obligato-
ry trip of an hour or two to the
mall, an old twisted stick-yes,
an old stick!, and various and
sundry other items, there was
hardly room for us in the car.
It took longer to unload after
we got home than it took to drive
from here to Bainbridge, Ga.
These packrats I have in my
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STARTING HOME EARLY
we took a side trip and did some-
thing I have wanted to do for a
long time. We came back by and
stopped at Andersonville Nation-
al Park, where the Confederates
operated an infamous prisoner of
war camp during the Civil War.
The tour of the park was in-
teresting and I wasn't disap-
pointed after waiting all this long
in my life to go there.
The Confederates had some
43,000 Yankee prisoners of war
impounded in a 72 acre field with
nothing but a small stream about
a foot wide running through the
middle for water and the lower
end to serve as a sewer for the
There were 12,000 of these
43,000 prisoners who died from
neglect and disease during the
After Just seeing 'War. A Re-
membrance" on TV a few nights
before, I was reminded once
again the Germans weren't the
only ones to treat men in a vile
manner. It happened at Ander-
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night watchman turned the lights
on. And then, there was the night
Leon and' some others took the
light off the police car. As I told
Daddy later, I didn't do nothing. I
just happened to be standing
there. We gave it back. Most folks
thought it was funny. My Dad
didn't. He whipped me "for a
My folks just weren't hip when
I was a teenager. You know what I
mean, Vern. Listen, my Dad got
upset when I bleached my hair
with peroxide. Can you imagine
that. .Everybody was doing it. I'm
much more "with it" as a parent. I
understand the fads that kids go
through. Josh for his birthday
wanted a body board (whatever
that is) and a denim jacket. Talk
about some changes over the
years. All I could afford when I
was 13 was denim jackets. We
didn't like'em but we had to wear
them. Now kids want to wear
those things. I paid fifty bucks for
a blue jean jacket that I could
have bought from Woodrow Ken-
non's Mercantile for four dollars
in 1960. But it's his birthday and
I'm hip, I shelled out the money
and Josh is styling it. I didn't buy
a body board I ain't raising no
I'll tell you something else I'm
Continued on Page 3
by Wendell Campbell
The Holiday Season
The Holiday Season is upon usl
Thanksgiving through New Year's Day is my favorite time of
year, next to Spring. There is no day quite like a warm, spring day
after a long, cold winter.
Holidays, however, are very special to me. The week of
Thanksgiving marks the beginning of a festive, celebrated time of
It's the time people begin to cook much food and it's special
food; the king we've wanted to eat in abundance all year long. We
just have a good excuse to eat it during the holidays.
Turkey is special this time of year because the Pilgrims ate it
to celebrate the first Thanksgiving, but it is only the beginning.
Besides turkey there must be giblet gravy, dressing, peas and
butterbeans, corn, sweet potatoes, fresh cornbread and iced tea.
Who can eat all that without topping it off with some punkin'
or pecan pie or, my favorite, lemon icebox pie. And what would a
good, piping hot cup of coffee be without some delicious, fresh,
homemade cookies to dip in it?
Food is abundant during the holidays, but it is just one of the
things I love about the holidays.
Have you ever noticed how friendly everyone become be-
tween Thanksgiving and Christmas? There seems to be a friend-
ly "spirit" that invades our world during this time of year. Why,
one day last holiday season a man I know from up North actually
said something friendly to me!
That's proof positive that there's something to the spirit of
the Holiday Season!
God knew what he was doing when he made it winter during
the holidays. It's a secure feeling to be inside your home, away
from the elements, with good food cooking and the aroma per-
meating the house. And usually the family is home and that adds
a luster to an already pleasant atmosphere.
I particularly enjoy the music of the holidays, especially
Christmas music. .Christmas carols remind me of happy, care-
free times of childhood where there wasn't an abundance of gifts
under the tree, but all that were placed there were well appreciat-
ed and anticipated. There was always plenty of food and such,
One thing I always wanted as a child was a '"White Christ-
mas". I was almost grown before I experienced a few while living
in Tennessee. The first one was nice, but a few is too many. I'll
settle for a cool day with sunshine in Florida, our home.
The absolutely, most wonderful thing about the holidays is
children and it's the one thing that is fast becoming extinct at our
home. All children have a way of growing up and ours are doing it
at an alarming rate. The holidays won't be the same without
We had the most wonderful Thanksgiving this year that we
have ever had. Everything was as perfect as it could be and we are
now looking forward to an equally enjoyable Christmas. With all
the children almost grown, however, it won't be the same.
Forgive me for cutting this a little short, but I must stop and
get my letter written to Santa Claus, I was late last year and
didn't get everything I asked for.
Kesley from Page 2
Kcesley from Page 2
(Continued from Page 1)
will bring the main address of the
Friday will be designated as
"Education Day", involving stu-
dents from the high school in the
Saturday will be a full day of
activities beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Live entertainment will be
provided at the Centennial Build-
ing celebration area from 8 to
Also, during this period of
time, historical exhibits of this
area will be on display in the Ele-
mentary School gymnasium until
The afternoon program will
feature Rev. Ennis Sellers, Mayor
Pate, the High School band, the
choir of the Long Avenue Baptist
Church. William J. Rish will in-
troduce the featured speaker for
A giant parade will begin in
downtown Port St. Joe Saturday
at noon, featuring many floats,
marchers, decorated cars, special
exhibits and featuring floats de-
picting the five flags which have,
flown over the State of Florida
since the days of its discovery.
The parade route will proceed
north on Reid Avenue, across to
Highway 98 and then head south
to Constitution Park by way of
Monument Avenue, where an af-
ternoon of activities will begin.
The parade is being sponsored
and presented by the Merchants'
Association and the Historical
Society. Even though the parade
will have a strong historical in-
fluence, it will still feature Santa
Claus and his annual visit to the
Activities will begin Saturday
afternoon at 3:00 p.m., in Consti-
tution Park, at a platform which
has been specially constructed for
the celebration program.
Beginning at 3:00, a flag-
raising ceremony will be conduct-
ed by the Tyndall Air Force Base
color guard, followed by the sing-
ing of the National Anthem by
Wesley Chesnut of Apalahicola, ,
Beginning at 3:00, a flag-
raising ceremony will be conduct-
ed by the Tyndall Air Forde Base
color guard, followed by the sing-
ing of the National Anthem by
Wesley Chesnut of Apalachicola.
Judge William Stafford, Chief
Judge of the United States District
Court, Tallahassee. will bring the.
featured address in the Saturday
A giant fireworks display will
end the two days of activities Sat-
urday evening at 6:30. The fire-
works display will be presented
on the shores of the bay at the
west end of Fifth Street, with
viewing from the Florida Bank
A square dance will be held at
the Union Hall on Sixth Street at
Activities which will be going
on during the two day event in-
clude free admission to the Con-
stitution Park Museum all day
long on each of the celebration
- Approximately 30 booths will
be open from 8 to 5 Saturday in
the Centennial Building area. The
booths will be under the direction
Of the.Senior Citizens and Retard-
ed Citizens organizations. The
booths will feature such foods as
barbecue, corn dogs, hot dogs, oys-
ters, gumbo, fish and chili.
Arts and crafts will be on dis-
play in the celebration area, in-
cluding sale of T-shirts marking
the special day.
Food booths will also be
opened at the fireworks display
area from 4 to 7 p.m.
Fight Cancer By
The First Annual "Love Lights
A Tree" is now underway. Every-
one is invited to help decorate our
tree by donating $10.00 for an an-
gel or $5.00 to light a white light.
Special golden angels are availa-
ble for a donation of $25.00 or
Phone 229-8226 if you have
any questions or if you need as-
sistance in getting your donation,-.
to the Wewa State Bank for "Love
Lights A Tree".
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working hard to understand. My
teenager wants to go to school
with his shirt tail hanging out.
Looks like a hippie. I talked to
him about looking decent and be-
ing neat and all that but he just
rolls his eyes and says, "Ah Dad."
But we are going to work it
out. Like I said, I've been 13. fun-
derstand how things are. I've got a
great relationship with my'chil-
dren. I prop my eyes open, say
happy birthday and sit down to
have our little talk. I'm going to
begin by reflecting on what it's
like to be 13.
"Josh,: son, do you know the
difference between you being 13
and me being 137'
'Yeah Dad, about 30 years."
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Rotary Club Selling Fruit Cakes
Rotary Club President Alden Farris and Club Treasurer Dick Lamberson check in a large ship-
ment of Claxton fruitcakes which club members will be selling through the holiday season. The
cakes are taste-favorite to people in the Port St. Joe area and will be sold by the club as a fundrais-
ing project to finance Boy and Cub Scout operations in the Port St. Joe area. The cakes are being
offered at $7.00 for a three pound package and are available from any Rotarian.
Page 4A The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, Dec. 1,1988
Left to right: Alan Friedman, Dr. Warren Danskin, Mickey Friedman, the bride and
groom, and Doris Whealton.
Laura Geddie and Neff Cox Are Married
Laura Allen Geddie and Neff
Cox, Jr. were married Wednesday,
November 23 at the John Street
United Methodist Church in New
York City. Dr. Warren Danskin
performed the ceremony. 0
Attending were Mickey Fried-
will resume regular
hours Monday Friday
from 9 a.m. 5 p.m.
man, daughter of the bride, and
her husband Alan, of New York,
and the bride's sister, Doris
Whealton, of Port St. Joe.
Friends of the couple are in-
Couple Are Wed
On Thanksgiving Day, Joanie
Elizabeth Smithwick and John
Claudius Maddox were married in
the Florida Keys.
The sunset ceremony was
performed on board the "Schoon-
er Wolf' while under sail in the At-
lantic Ocean. The reception fol-
lowed on board ship.
The bride is the daughter of
Joan H. Smithwick and William
Lloyd Smithwick of Camilla,
The bridegroom is the son of
Flora M. Maddox and Roy B. Mad-
dox of Port St. Joe. He is the
grandson of Mrs. E.C. Cason, also
of Port St Joe.
After their wedding trip in Key
West, the couple will reside in
Mexico Beach, Florida.
vited to attend a reception on
Sunday afternoon, December 4, in
the Fellowship Hall of the First
United Methodist Church from
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Told for Renfro
Valeria Renfro and Ken Ken-
nington have announced their fi-
nal wedding plans.
The wedding will take place
on December 3 at the First United
Methodist Church at 7 p.m. A re-
ception will follow in the church
All friends and relatives are
invited to attend. There will be a
The Highland View Church of
God will be selling barbecued
chicken and fish dinners Satur-
day morning In the lot beside
Bills' Dollar Store. Plates will
consist of 1/2 or 1/4 chicken or
one whole fish, with baked beans,
cole slaw, hush puppies, bread,
and tea. Come enjoy the parade
and eat. The dinners will be
served from 10 a.m. until.
Laura Frances Chafin
Mr. afind Mrs. WUllamfflorin
Chafin, Jr., of Eufaula, Alabama',
announce the engagement and
approaching marriage of their
daughter, Laura Frances, to Phil-
lip Craig Woodham, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Gerald C. Woodham of
Miss Chafin is the grand- ,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Williani
Milton Chafin, Sr., Mr. Elbert J.
Baxley of Port St. Joe and Mrs
Mable Odom Allen of Parker, Flor-
ida. She is the great granddaughtf
ter of Mrs. J.C. Baxley of Kyne-
ville, Florida. ;.
Mr. Woodham is the grandson
of the Rev. and Mrs. Dowling
Woodham of Texasville, Alabama,
and Mr. and Mrs. Laston Mathis: f
Eufaula, Alabama. o .
A 1983 honor graduate of Eu-
faula High School, he also gradu-
ated from the United States Mil -
tary Academy at West Point in
May, 1988. He is presently coi-'
missioned as a 2nd Lieutenant 'r
Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. '
The wedding will be an event
of January 7th at 7:00 p.m. at the
First Baptist Church of Eufaula,
All friends and relatives are C
invited to attend. b Choos
Dr. Owen Oksanen
his Port St. Joe office, located at
Gulf Pines Hospital
NOW OPEN DAILY
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dr. Oksanen is no longer working out of the
Wewa Medical Clinic Offiice.
For appointment call
We accept Medicare, Medicaid, major insurance and
are participating in BC/BS Preferred Patient.
Invites You And Your Friends To Our
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 1988 FROM 1 6 P.M.
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Free Ornament With Each $25 Purchase
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Mrs. Rosa Davis of Port St Joe
has announced the engagement
and forthcoming marriage of her
daughter Pearl Davis to Henry
James Ballard, Jr., son of Henry
James Ballard, Sr., of Tampa,
Florida. Ms. Davis is the daughter
of the late dear George Davis, Sr.
The bride-elect is a graduate
of Florida Memorial College and
Florida A&M University and is
presently teaching in the Hillsbo-
rough County School System. Her
fiance is a graduate of Florida
A&M University and is also em-
ployed as a teacher in the Hills-
borough County School System.
Pearl Davis A December 24th wedding is
Christmas Luncheon Set
For Dec. 8 at Garden Center
The Annual Christmnas Lun-
cheon of the Port St. Joe Garden
Club will be on Thursday, Decem-
ber 8th at 12:30 p.m. EST at the
Garden Center. Members are
asked to bring salads or desserts.
The members of Sea Oats and
Dunes Garden Club will be guest.
The program will include Ro-
chelle Jackson reading The
planned at Zion Fair Missionary
Baptist Church, 240 Avenue C,
Port St. Joe, at 2 o'clock in the af-
ternoon. A reception will follow
Immediately in the Church Edu-
cation Building. All friends and
relatives are invited to attend.
Final Plans for
Melissa Wood and Terry Oo-
ten will be married on Saturday,
December 3, at 6:30 p.m. E.S.T. at
the Beach Baptist Chapel. A re-
ception will follow at the St. Jo-
seph Bay Country Club.
All friends and family are In-
vited to attend.
Christmas Story and Ann Com-
forter's lovely Christmas music.
The hostesses are Frenchie
Ramsey, Barbara Hallinan, Mary
Mclnnis, Elaine Jackson, and
Barbara Mongold. Members are
urged to attend and greet old
friends from Sea Oats and Dunes
and make new friends.
Gulf County Retired Educa-
tors will meet Tuesday, December
6 at 3 p.m. for their annual Christ-
The party will be at the home
of Jacque Price on Monument
Ave. Sadie Gardner will be co-
All retired teachers are Invit-
ed to attend.
The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, Dec. 1,1988 Page SA
MAIN LOBBY WEWAHITCHKA
Will Close At 1:00 P.M.
Friday, December 2
So employees and officers may attend
the 10th Anniversary reception at our
Port St. Joe Branch Office.
All Drive-In Units will be open
for transactions until 5 p.m.
St. Joe Furniture Co.
The Rug Room
A Home-owned Independent Business
Downtown Port St. Joe
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Music Festival at
Three New County Commissioners Take Oath of Office,
These three men were installed last Tuesday evening as County
Commissioners. In the photo above, Clerk of Court Benny Lister, right, ad-
ministers the oath of office to Jimmy Gortman. In the photo above right, Ed
Creamer, left, is being given the oath by his son, Eddie Creamer. In the
photo at right, Eddie Creamer stands in for Dina Parker, who adminis-
tered the oathto her father, Don Parker.
HIGHLAND VIEW BAPTIST CHURCH
Corner of Fourth Street and Second Avenue
SUNDAYSCHOOL ................................... 9:45A.M.
WORSHIP SERVICE ........................... 11:00 A.M. & 7:00 P.M.
CHURCH TRAINING (Sunday) ........................... 6:00 P.M.
MID-WEEK PRAYER (Wednesday)........................... 7:00 P.M.
NURSERY PROVIDED JIMMY CLARK, Pastor
"A Place for the Whole Family"
FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
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.mi ..... Evening Worship
6:00 p.m. ........ Young People ,
7:00 p.m. ....... Prayer Meeting
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Apparently the wells were
placed too deep in the ground,
also, monitoring water from a
deep aquifer, rather than testing
ground water as the wells were in-
Still, the plans and .thIe InsLa-.
lation had to meet the require-
ments of DER, who gave their
stamp of approval at the time and
now want to recant.
The Board is taking the posi-
tion they had no way of knowing
the plans and installation-were
wrong at the time, since the activ-
ities had been directed by DER.
Commissioner Nathan Peters,
Jr., hurled a charge of conspiracy
and racism at the rest of the board
members last.Tuesday; especially
at newly installed Commissioner
Ed Creamer. -.
When iftcame time to name'a
chairman for the commission fbr
the coming year's activities',
Creamer made the motion that
Doug Birmingham serve for an-
other year in the chair, observing
that the county faces many seri-
ous problems for the coming year
arid he would prefer to have a
chairman with considerable ex-
perience as the leader of the
Peters observed he had two
years' experience on the board and
then charged Creamer with con-
spiracy and racism.
Peters startled the audience
and the Commission with his
charge, which came with no warn -
Creamer said, "I'm sorry ou
brought that up. My intentions
were not racist. All I see in you is
another commissioner. I don't see
what color you are".
Creamer went on to point out
to Peters that the two had world
together for "eight or ten yeats"
and felt Peters could see from that
experience that he was not preju-
diced toward minorities. '
Peters, the only other hold-
over on the Commission other
than Birmingham said he felt he
should have been considered tor
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mtinued from Page 1
It has been a practice of the
board for the past several years to
rotate the chairmanship among
the members each year, but it is
not required and the board has de-
viated from the practice at times
In the past
Trinity Episcopal Church in
Apalachicola will be the setting
on Sunday afternoon, December
4th, at 4 p.m. for another musical
festival sponsored by the Apa-
lachicola Bay Historical Society
and the Ilse Newell Fund for the
Performing Arts. Thomas Wright
of the Florida State University
School of Music will be perform-
ing on the piano.,
"An Evening with Gershwin" is
a musical one-man show featur-
ing Professor Thomas Wright,
brilliant American pianist and
television personality. In the role
of Gershwin, he recreates the mu-
sic and mood of the 1920's and
1930's and describes in Gersh-
win's own words how the music
was composed. Mr. Wright brings
to life the magic of a Gershwin
evening as he plays such favor-
ites as "Rhapsody In Blue", "An
American in Paris", music from
"Porgy and Bess", and show music
from Broadway and Hollywood.
As a concert pianist Mr.
Wright has appeared as soloist
with leading symphony orches-
tras and in concerts throughout
the United States. While as a
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small boy he heard Gershwin
play in concert and became at-
tracted to his music. Later he
studied all the scores of Gershwin
and is now recognized as one of
the foremost interpreters of, his
music. Mr. Wright follows the tra-
dition of famous Gershwin inter-
preters Oscar Levant and Earl
Wild in an authentic and exciting
performance with a fascinating
script in first person. In sight and
sound, audiences may now hear
how Gershwin felt about his own
music, the time in which he lived,
and his relationship to American
The concert starts promptly
at 4 p.m. and admission is free.
Donations are encouraged.
In Danley's Ad which
appeared last week in
The Star, the 20% Off
Bonus Sale DOES NOT.
stereos, TV's, VCR's and.
was inadvertently left out
of last week's ad.
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SUNDAY WORSHIP. ... 10a.m.
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The Rev. Dr. Elmer 1. Braden, Pastor
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Thursday, Dec. 1,1988 Page 7A
AARP Members Will Travel to Tyndall
Air Force Base for Christmas Meeting
The Saint Joseph Bay AARP
Chapter #3425 will hold it s annu-
al Christmas meeting at the Tyn-
dall AFB Officers Club on Decem-
ber 7th. Buses will depart from
the Centennial Building on Allen
Memorial Way at 6:00 p.m. East-
ern Time, stops will be made at
North Port St. Joe, Gulf Sands and
at Parker Realty in Mexico Beach.
There will be a social hour
from 7 p.m. E.S.T. to about 7:45
p.m. A turkey dinner with all the
trimmings will be served starting
at 8 p.m. The program will include
a briefing by the Air Force on the
current mission and activities
conducted on Tyndall AFB, new
AARP officers will be installed by
the Assistant State Director and
everybody join in the sing-along of
Reservations are required in
order to provide the correct num-
ber of buses and to prepare for the
food. Cost for the entire evening is
$8.00 per person. Reservations
can be made by calling George
Brine at 648-5224, Leslie Toth at
227-1460 or Ernie Hendricks at
All members of the local or na-
tional AARP are eligible to attend
this function and you are urged to
attend and invite your friends to
Join in this festive occasion ar-
ranged by Marilyn Silcox of the
Public Relations Department of
Tyndall AFB and the Port St. Joe
chapter of the AARP.
Changes Made In
School Bus Routes
Charlie B. McCloud, 65, of
Port St. Joe, passed away Friday,
November 25 at his home in Port
St. Joe. He had been a resident of
Port St. Joe since 1942, and had
worked for the St. Joe Paper Co.
for 37 years.
Survivors include his wife,
Daisy McCloud, of Port St. Joe;
two sons, Willie B. McCloud of
Port St. Joe and Ed McCloud of
Miami; three daughters, Bessie
Mae Suber and Isabell Breedlove,
both of New York and Janice
McCloud of Panama City; four sis-
ters, Vera Mae Newberry of Co-
lumbus, Georgia, Vina Lee John-
son of Hollywood, Ollie Bell
Barnes of Gretna and Janie Mae
McCloud of Sanford; two brothers,
Jessie Marshall of Quincy and
Pete McCloud of Tallahassee; 23
grandchildren and six great
Funeral services will be held
at 2:00 p.m. E.S.T. Thursday, De-
cember 1 at the First Born
Church of the Living God, Thomp-
son Temple, conducted by Elder
Nathaniel Pollow. Interment will
follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. All
services are under the direction of
the Comforter Funeral Home.
Mae Creamer, 77, of Highland
View, passed away Friday, No-
vember 25, in Pay Medical Center.
A native of Alabama, she had
been a resident of Highland View
for over 50 years. She was a mem-
ber of the Highland View Assem-
V9 bly of God Church, and was a
member of the.Gulf County Senior
Survivors include three
.daughters, Carolyn Swan of Den-
ver, Colorado, Hazel Simmons
and Betty Hardin, both of Port St.
Joe; seven grandchildren; eight
great grandchildren; two sisters,
Ruby Whitaker of Port St. Joe and
Gladys Knight of Fort Worth, Tex-
Funeral services will be held
at 2:00 p.m. E.S.T. Sunday at the
Highland View Assembly of God
Church conducted by the Rev.
Jean Shoots, assisted by the Rev.
David Fernandez. Interment will
follow in Holly Hill Cemetery. All
services are under the direction of
the Comforter Funeral Home.
Will Alex Wilson
Will Alex Wilson, 68, passed
away Wednesday, November 23 in
Bay Medical Center after a long
illness. He had been a resident of
Port St. Joe for 40 years and was
retired from St. Joe Paper Com-
He is survived by two daugh-
ters, Elaine Destin and Con-
stance Howard, both of Ft. Lau-
derdale; two brothers, Rufus
Grant of Dothan, Alabama and
9( Lee Tommie Wilson of East-
stroudburg, Pennsylvania; three
sisters, Lillie Peart of Greenwood,
Emily Martin of Newark, New Jer-
sey, and Savaree Smith of Mal-
Funeral services were held
Monday, November 28 in the
chapel of Gilmore Funeral Home
with Rev. Raymond Rogers offi-
ciating. Burial was in the family
plot of Forest Hill Cemetery. All
arrangements were by Gilmore
Patricia Jackson Miller, 65, of
Tucson, Arizona, died on Monday,
November 25. She was a former
resident of Port St. Joe.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Eldon Blair Miller; daugh-
ters, Patricia (Paul) Miller Wertz
of Atlanta, Georgia, Nancy (Bo)
Miller Burt of Montgomery, Ala-
bama; son, Allen Blair Miller of
San Francisco, California; and
The family suggests that do-
nations be made to the St. West
Radio Church, P.O. Box 1144, Ok-
lahoma City, Oklahoma 73101.
Memorial services were held
Sunday, November 27 at Bring's
Broadway Chapel in Tucson, Ari-
Bryan Cowan officiated at the
Cecil E. Glass
Cecil E. (Junior) Glass, 63,
passed away Monday night, No-
vember 28, in Bay Medical Center
following an extended illness. He
was a native of Wewahitchka and
had lived in Oak Grove since
1950. He worked as a washroom
operator for St. Joe Forest Prod-
ucts Company until his retire-
ment in 1986. He attended the
Oak Grove Assembly of God
Survivors include his wife, El-
zie Glass, of Oak Grove; one son,
R.H. Glass of Amherst, Virginia;
one step-son, Arlen B. Worthy of
Georgetown, Indiana; one step-
daughter, Jeannette Rhames of
Berlin, Georgia; 10 grandchildren;
six great grandchildren; five
brothers, James Carl Glass of
Blountstown, Kenneth Glass of
Pensacola, Joe Glass of Colorado,
J.H. (Preacher) Glass and Johnny
Glass, both of Wewahitchka; six
sisters, Louise Keith of Panama
City, Catherine Oliver, Sallie Mae
Werden, Ina Culpin, Pearl Foster,
and Betty Ruth Williams, all of
Funeral services will be held
at 2:00 p.m. F.S.T. Friday, Decem-
ber 2 at the Oak Grove Assembly
of God Church conducted by the
Rev. David Fernandez, assisted by
the Rev. Terry Joe Glass. Inter-
ment will follow in Holly Hill Ce-
metery. All services are under the
direction of the Comforter Funer-
Due to the Sesquicentennial
Celebration, December 2, 2:00
p.m. E.T., the afternoon bus
schedule for all Port St. Joe
schools will be altered. Below you
will find the amended schedule
which adds approximately 15
minutes to each schools sched-
ule. The schedule is as follows:
*K.I.D.s (Guidance Clinic) run
North Port St. Joe Elementary
Port St. Joe Elementary 2:50
Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High 3:00
Highland View Elementary,
regular runs 3:15
Mrs. Creel and Mrs. Curlee's
beach runs from Highland View
Elementary School will be made
at the regular times.
If anyone has any questions
regarding this schedule, please
notify Chris Earley at the Gulf'
County School Board office.
On December 6, Highland
View Elementary School will host
a PTA Breakfast from 7:15-8:15
a.m. Due to this breakfast, we
have had to alter the morning bus
schedule on this date. Below you
will find the a.m. bus schedule for
Highland View Elementary
School and North Port St. Joe
High School 7:55 a.m.
North Port St. Joe Elementary
School and Port St. Joe High
School (all others) 8:10 a.m.
Port St. Joe Elementary (all
others) 8:15 a.m.
School will begin at all three
Port St. Joe schools at 8:20 a.m.
Please arrange your schedules
accordingly. Drivers please follow
the above listed schedule as
closely as possible.
Miss Connie Raffield's pre-kindergarten morning class at
Port St. Joe Elementary School got into the spirit of Thanksgiv-
ing by making this pilgrim scene. The students were Shayla
Baker, Donnie Brake, Ashley Burkett, Robert Davis, Joseph
Flint, Natalie Burge, Brandy Richter, and Sherrie Watson.
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Graceville Hands Gators 24-0 Defeat
The Wewahitchka Gators were
surprised to find the play-off foot-
ball in their side of the court early
last week, but had their euphoric
bubble burst by the Graceville Ti-
gers Friday night.
The Gators had edged the Ti-
gers last year in the champion-
ship play-offs and they were out
for revenge as the two teams met
on the Gators' home field. The Ga-
tors met the Tigers in the first
round game of the play-offs, with
the Tigers as the favorites. After
the dust had cleared, the Gators
handed the Tigers a 13-7 loss on a
couple of big plays.
Friday night, it was the Ti-
gers' turn to return the favor, and
they did.They turned Deveroe
Lawrence loose on their first play
from scrimmage and Lawrence
clicked off a sparkling 84 yard
run for his first of two touch-
downs for the evening.. Lawrence
stung the usually strong Gator de-
fense for 134 yards in only eight
carries. The Tigers ran for a total
of 297 yards on a rain-slick field
while the Gators could manage
only 70 yards of running offense.
Neither team made a mark
passing, as the rain limited the
passing gains to only 18 for the
Tigers, and 17 for the Gators.
When the dust[?] settled, the
Gators had been knocked out of
In Fourth Qua
play-off contention, 24-0.
The Tigers kept their eye on
Gator threat, Michael Myers all
night long. Myers had scored five
times against Apalachicola to
grab their opportunity at the play-
offs two weeks ago.
The rain shut down Mike Se-
well's usually effective passing
game as the Tigers took charge of
the game's outcome.
Graceville scored the first time
they touched the ball in ,the first
quarter on the 84 yard run by Law-
rence. Lawrence scored again in
the third period on an eight yard
run, followed by a two-point toss
for the conversion. Derrick White
scored on a 17 yard dash and Rick
Horton kicked a 26 yard field goal
in the final quarter, for the Tigers.
The Gators finished the season'
with a 7-4 record, plus a win in the
Kansas tie-breaker game.
Joe Ferolito, Chairman of the Bowl Committee and Tommy Maxwell, President of the Quincy
Rotary Club congratulate and award Russell Cherry the offensive player trophy and Ivey Hender-
son the defensive player trophy.
ats Sharks CHRISTMAS
rter Effort GIFT IDEAS
Left to right: Terry Quinn, Scott Boykin, Ernest Gant, Don-
tae Quinn, Collins Hamilton and Coach Scott Gowan.
The Port St. Joe High Cross-
Country Team traveled to Pace on
Saturday where they participated
in the District I 2A Cross-
Country Meet. The Sharks fared
well in their first cross-country
season behind the performances
of Dontae Quinn, and Scott Boy-
The district met was won by
Pace who finished with 23 points,
-Marianna finished second with 53
points, Port St. Joe finished third
with 58 points and Pensacola
Catholic finished fourth.
The top five finishers in the
meet would qualify for the state
meet, and the top 10 finishers
would receive ribbons.
James Johnson of Pace took
first place with a-time of 16:51 for
the 3 mile course. All Shark run-
ners ran their personal best in the
meet. Sophomore Dontae Quinn
led the Sharks with a time of 18:09,
good for 6th place. Quinn missed
Port St. Joe High School bas-
ketball will get underway Friday,
as the Sharks will be hosting the
Florida High Demons at 10:30
a.m., in the Coliseum. Tuesday of
next week, the team will be on the
road to Blountstown, to meet the
The Sharks kicked dff the sea-
son Saturday night with the annu-
al Jamboree in Bay County.
After only one day of practice,
the Sharks quieted the Bay High
Tornadoes, 22-10 in the first quar-
ter. In their second quarter of ac-
tion, the Sharks lost, 19-12, to the
Coach Jim Belin says he has
14 players out for the squad this
year, with only two returning
starters from last year's squad.
Junior Eric Langston and sopho-
more Willie Smith are the sum to-
tal of Shark varsity game experi-
ence as the Sharks begin a re-
building year. "Needless to say, we
have a relatively young team" Be-
The head coach said his team
will have a new look this season..
"We won't have a lot of height,
but we will have speed on our
squad. We'll be forced to press a lot
and will use a number of players
in every game.'"
'"We'll probably travel with all
14 players" Belin said.
As usual, the end of football
season jams right up against a
basketball start, but here we go!
qualifying for the state meet by
just two seconds. Freshman Scott
Boykin (18:32) finished in 8th
place. Junior Collins Hamilton
(19:27) finished 11th, Sophomore
Desmond Quinn (20:00) finished
16th, and Junior Ernest Gant
(20:02) finished 17th.
BETWEEN PRICE & QUALITY.
The Port St. Joe Sharks debut
in the first annual Quincy Rotary
Bowl was spoiled by two fourth
quarter touchdowns by the Rich-
ards' Redskins, who took home a
The game was all defense for
both teams till the fourth quarter
when the Redskins turned two
Shark interceptions into touch-
Russell Cherry led the offen-
sive unit with 26 yards on 10 car-
ries. Cherry was also presented
with the offensive player of the
game trophy for the Sharks team.
Ivey Henderson took the de-
fensive honors for the Sharks re-
ceiving the defensive player of the
game trophy for the Shark unit.
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The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, Dec. 1, 1988 Page IB
Both Old and New Port St. Joe
Railroads Play Vital Role in Our History
While Florida Is observing its
Sesquicentennial this week end,
Port St. Joe will also be marking
the days of long ago, when the city
was one of the most hustling and
bustling places in Florida. Port
St. Joe, in 1838, was one of the
hubs of commerce in the fledgling
state, and one of the largest cities
in the territory.
Uke the Port St. Joe of today,
St. Joseph of 150 years ago de-
pended on business and trade to
exist. Florida had not then con-
cocted the bright idea it could pick
tourists instead of oranges for its
means of livelihood. Actually, it
had not even hit upon the idea of
becoming a supplier of much of
the citrus fruit the nation needed.
Old St. Joseph was a city
which had been founded because
land owners in Apalachicola had
been told their land was no longer
theirs. If they wanted to maintain
ownership, they would have to
purchase it all over again. An old
Spanish grant, giving a huge
chunk of land to one family had
been honored by the courts and
the city of Apalachicola was with-
In that land grant.
It was strictly a matter of
business which caused the people
to begin coming to St. Joseph.
They came to St. Joseph because it
was outside the land grant and
close enough to the Apalachicola
River to make it possible to at-
tract the lucrative cotton
shipping business which was
coming down the river each and
T every day.
All it would take would be to
divert the river steamers into
Lake Wimico, which would bring
the cotton shipping business to
within six miles of St. Joseph. If
the cotton could be brought this
close, surely a way could be fig-
ured out to get the other six miles
to the deep harbor at, St. Joseph
and take advantage of this con-
siderable shipping revenue.
The idea was to build a rail-
Sroad from Lake Wimico to St. Jo-
seph. Railroads weren't all that
plentiful back in 1838 and to
build one through a swampy wil-
derness, if only for six miles, was
A pretty much of a wild dream.
There were enough people
around with enough money to try
.and make what seemed like a wild
idea become a reality and old St.
Joseph's boom days started riding
.I ito town on two" wodenh strings-
of timber, topped with a strip of
steel attached to each rail.
The railroad had come to old
St Joseph's boom rode in or
the rails of the state's first steam
railroad. This line was built in\
1835 and was, not only the first
one in Florida, but one of the first
in the south and in the nation.
By 1838, according to records
in the state library in Tallahas-
see, enough people had steamed
into St. Joseph then to make it
Florida's largest city.
St. Joseph had arrived, and it
had made its mark on the two
slender strips of steel, which car-
ried a small Baldwin locomotive
pulling a few small cars. It was
the St. Joseph-Lake Wimico Rail-
The railroad was to build St.
Joseph to dizzing heights for the
1830's and other railroads were to
have just as,enormous an impact
on the rest of the state, as it de-
pended on railroads to open up
virgin territory and carry the ne-
cessary goods people needed to
LOTS SEL FOR $5,000
During the early boom days,
lots 80x100 feet were selling for
$5,000 each, according to state li-
brary records. The town was flou-
But within a few years, storms
and disease wiped out St. Joseph.
Records show that a lot, complete
with house, then could be bought
for only $37.50.
All that remains of St. Joseph
today is a monument marking the
site of Florida's first constitution-
NEW CITY REVIVES AREA
Old St. Joseph's demise wasn't,
the end of an idea that the natural
harbor here in Port St. Joe should
not be allowed to go to waste. It
had to be good for transportation
Again, the dream of railroads
became the breath of economic
life to Port St. Joe.
The Apalachicola Northern
Railroad was incorporated on
April 7, 1903, for the primary pur-
pose of building and operating a
railroad from Apalaphicola to
River Junction [now Chatta-
Secondary considerations in-
cluded any extensions the stock-
holders desired to build, plus the
owning and operating of floating
equipment. It was conceived that
Apalachicola would be an impor-
tant port for both passengers and
freight from which water trans-
portation would provide access to
points in the Panhandle where
other modes of travel were diffi-
On April 30, 1907, the 80 miles
of track. between River Junction
and Apalachicola were! complete.
This Included a five mile trestle
across the A.gf.h .cla River...
marsh, with approximately two
hundred feet of swinging span,
which still Is in use, allowing riv-
er traffic to pass when trains are
not crossing. I
The first (rapri to arrive in Ap-
alachicola was ja work train,
pulled by engine 101, type 4-4-0,
with engineer George Johnson at
the throttle. C. C. Williams was
Later that same day, a second
> train arrived hauling the first pas-
sengers with engine 102, type 4-4-
0, with engineer F. Campbell at the
controls and Tom McPhaul as
Groups made weekend excursions to St. Joseph Bay on special schedules during the early part of the century. Here people who
came to enjoy the beach gathe at the end ofa railroad pier located about where St. Joe Forest Products is today.
Portions of the line were bdIlt
by the Morey Engineering and'
Construction Company. The re-
mainder was built by the railroad
forces. At River Junction, connec-
tions were made with the Louis-
ville and Nashville, Atlantic
Coast Line and Seaboard Airline
At Apalachicola, schedules
connected with coastwise steam-
boat lines. Oyster, shrimp and fish
canneries-were served.-A number
of sawmills and turpentine stills
furnished important traffic from
various points along the line.
By 1909, because of the depth
of Apalachicola Bay [eight feet],
the port could not accommodate
the larger ocean going ships now
With the Panama Canal to be
completed in approximately four
years, a deep water port would be
necessary in order to compete with
the rail and sea port market.
RR EXTENDS TO ST. JOE
The stockholders' decision
During World War I days, before and after AN Railroad trains brought lumber and naval stores to Port St. Joe to be sh
this dock. The ship at right is awaiting cargo and the three ships at left are U.S. Navy gunboats. This is the same pier the I
shown on at top right.
.. .. /.*' .
This was the first train depot of the Apalachicola Northern
Railroad. This photograph was taken in 1912. Shown from left
are: M. C. Edwards, C. B. McCranie, 0. L. McCranie, F. M.
Rowan, A. M. Jones, Mrs. A. Smith, H. A. Drake, B. W. Spear,
B. S. McCranie and Mrs. Coleman.'
as a major seaport continued, ac-
celerated by the coming of better
roads and the improvement of
highway passenger cars and
trucks. Coupled with the situa-
tion was the growing importance
of Port St. Joe as an industrial
center and a port of ocean-going
Nevertheless, service to Apa-
lachicola staggered on until 1960,
when on March 8 of that year, the
Apalachicola Northern Railroad
petitioned the ICC for permission
to abandon the 2.7 mile segment
of track, now a branch, between
Franklin and Apalachicola. The
request was granted July 21, and
became effective 30 days later.
If natural resources were the
ingredients which caused people
to want to develop Port St.Joe and
old St. Joseph, it was railroads
which provided the fertilizer to
make them grow and continuing
to prosper. When the railroads
could rio longer make a go of it.,
Port St. Joe and old St. Joseph
both knew hard times.
[Most of the dates and infor-
mation for this article were pro-
vided by William H. Howell of
Port St. Joe, an amateur histori-
an of railroads; especially the Ap-
alachicola Northern Railroad.]
Port St. Joe's
December 2 and 3
was to extend the track from
Franklin to Port St. Joe, a dis-
tance of 20 miles. Captain Fred
Maddox of Apalachicola, would
make depth soundings in St. Jo-
seph Bay at Port St. Joe to locate
20 feet of water where it was near-
est shore, so a dock could be con-
structed to accommodate ships
.- and track. This would permit di-
rect loading or unloading from
rail cars to ships.
The white sand beaches, clear
blue green water and abundance of
fish would lead to a promotion of
tourism by the railroad for the
area, and would increase rail pas-
The 20 mile extension from
.. Franklin to Port St. Joe was com-
S. pleted May 1, 1910. Initial pas-
senger service of this extension.
was in the nature of branch line
service. The 1910 schedule indi-
cated Apalachicola as a major
component of the "main line"
with one passenger train daily
S.-- from Apalachicola to Port St. Joe
and return and four trains from
Apalachicola to River Junction
and return daily.
.Two special excursion trains
from River Junction to Port St.
IL Joe and return ran on Sunday
.L only with passengers for the
W- A beaches and salt water activities.
S By 1918, all passenger trains
were running through to Port St.
Joe, joining other cars at Frank-
lin for the trip "up the branch" to
A forecast of things to come
occurred in 1922 when the Georgia,
Florida. Alabama Railroad Com-
pany, then operating a freight and
passenger boat service between
Carrabelle and Apalachicola. re-
ceived permission from the Inter-
ipped over state Commerce Comlission to dis-
So continue its dally round trips
bathers are between these terminals.
The decline of Apalachicola
Page 2B The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, Dec. 1, 1988
- Toward Understanding
Be Faithful As You're Able
Several years ago, when we
lived in another community, we
had neighbors who owned a
house with a large swimming
pool. Whenever they would leave
town, our oldest son would be in
charge of the pool.
Because we were living in
South Florida, where there is a lot
more sun and rain, the pool had
to be checked daily for the right
chemical concentrations. John
took his job very seriously. Each
day, after school, he would run a
test, add the appropriate chemi-
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pounds by making several dives
and swimming a few laps.
John liked the responsibility.
He faithfully performed his task,
and he enjoyed the work. But
that's not all. When our neighbors
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Have you ever had to do
something for someone who was
absent? Did you enjoy the task?
Were you always faithful to the re-
Our blessed Savior has left
you and me with a responsibility
far greater than any neighbor
could leave with us. We are called
to live our lives for him. If we are
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The Lord has been absent
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Since-by grace our Lord has
saved' us through faith, doesn't it
seem proper for us to do what He
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much when He tells us to speak to
Him in our prayers? Or to learn of
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Jack Frost Is C
Carte Advises You to Protect Your
By Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director -
With fall already here, and
winter lurking in the wings, we all'
face the glooming prospects of
plummeting temperatures and
soaring fuel costs. And, that's just
for "peners. Garden hobbyists
must also anticipate the increas-
ing hazard of cold damage to their
Each year, there's some dan-
ger of cold damage to landscape '-" ..~. -
Ornamentals in almost every re-
gion of pur state. In this article I'll
talk about some protective meas-
'ures you might employ against
this threat. My Information was
provided by Extension Urban
Horticulture Specialist Dr. Robert -
! You may have heard about Roy Lee Carter
many ways to protect ornamen-
,tals from cold, ,of course, commer-
clal producers of landscape is to heat them with an ordinary
giants h se heating more than any light bulb, under a sheet, plastic,
theirr method. However, heating or some similar covering.
can present some problems for Even If you don't use a light
garden I hobbyists trying to pro- bulb or other heat source, you can
'tect large plants growing in the reduce the amount of cold injury
Open. Still, wherever practical, the your plants will suffer by covering
best way to protect home plant- them. Coverings will help keep
Wings frdm freezing temperatures plants from cooling off as fast as
The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, Dec. 1, 1988 Page 3B
Tender Outdoor Vegetation
they would otherwise. If the cov-
erings reach the ground, they can
help make better use of ground
heat. Surprising as it may seem,
covering a plant also helps pre-
vent cold damage by providing
shade during the day. If a plant
has frozen, it will thaw out more
slowly if it's under shade. This re-
sults in less serious cold injury.
However, In spite of these
benefits,' covering a plant without
additional heat is primarily a
method of providing protection
against frost, rather than hard
freezes. Also, be sure you remove
the coverings when the weather
warms up even if it's only for a day
or two. Otherwise, your plants
The use of mulch is one cold
protection measure which causes
a lot of confusion. If the tempera-
ture drops below freezing for Just
a few hours, a good layer of nmulch
often will lead to increased cold
damage to the tops of your plants.
This top injury results fr the
mulch keeping ground heat' the
ground away from the leaves and
branches. So, if a brief overnight
freeze is forecast, you might want
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,-' .:. : s& B's '
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1 :Cooper. Clay C. Cox, Megan M.
Dean, Timothy W. Hatcher, Zyris J.
Hill, Caroline E. Lister. Dana A.
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Monday, December 5 ham-
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and cookie. : /
Tuesday, December' 6 chick-
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Scup, rolls, and milk.
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spaghetti with meat sauce arid
cheese, tossed salad, green
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Thursday, December 8 hot
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French fries, bun, milk, and. cook-
ie. .. ,
Friday, December 9 braised
beef on rice, sliced tomato, Eng-
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Menus may change due to the
availability of foods.
The Highland View P.T.A. will
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on December 6 fromr7:15 to 8:15
'All parents and interested
committee members are invited to
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Page SB The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla.- Thursday, Dec. 1,1988
Gulf County Commission
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida met this date in regular session
with the following members present: Chairman
Douglas C. Birmingham and Commissioners Billy
Branch, Eldrfdge Money, and Nathan Peters, Jr.
Others present were: Attorney William J. Rish,
Admin. Asat/Civil Defense Director Larry Wells,
Deputy Clerk Towan Collier. Road Superinten-
dent Bob Lester. Mosquito Control Director Sam
Graves, Jr.. and Sheriff Al Harrison.
The meeting came to order at 9:05 a.m.
Commissioner Money opened the meeting
with prayer, and Commissioner Branch led'-the
Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.
Upon motion by Commissioner Branch,
second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved the minutes of Septem-
ber 27, 1988, both special and regular minutes.
PUBLIC HEARING AMEND BEACHES WA-
TER SYSTEM ORDINANCE
Attorney Rish read the proposed ordinance
amendment dealing with connection and recon-
nection fees, including the existing ordinance
and the suggested change. Upon call for public
comment, Marion Hough stated that she does
not have a problem with the proposed amend-
ment amounts, but does have a problem with the
new terminology. She also discussed a "second"
tap-on fee being charged to new residents, and
notices being sent to property owners if a renter
does not pay a bill and the debt service to accru-
Ing (to protect the property owner). Admin. Asst.
Wells reported that the second portion of the
amendment deals with both of these questions,
but the notice that the debt service to continuing
to accrue will be sent to the person named to the
account Ms. Hough requested that the Board
consider changing the amendment to reflect that
the notices be given to the owners of the proper-
ty (even though the account may not be in their
names). Upon inquiry, Attorney Rish reported
that a home may not be held "hostage" due to an
unpaid bill by a renter". Ms. Hough stated that
making a new renter pay up old debt charges be-
fore turning on the water is the same as holding
the house hostage. Jean Arnold stated that she
has had a tenant move, leaving a bill due, and was
approached, as the property owner, to pay the
bill Upon her inquiry, Attorney Rish stated that a
person who wants a dry tap on a vacant piece of
property must pay a $400.00 connection fee. Ms.
Arnold inquired as to what would happen if
someone disconnected (who had been paying for
several years) and they later want to reconnect:
Attorney Rish stated that he thinks they would
pay the $400.00 connection fee, less the debt
service fees they have already paid, but he will
have to research the ordinance before giving a
definite answer. Nell Mitchell discussed the be-
ginning, of the water system when the connec-
tion fee and deposit was $75.00, and discussed,
the Board's "threat" to make people pay $400.00
at a later date. She stated that the Board should
not make a new rentor pay a bill left by a previ-
ous renter, and she also stated that a $16.00
minimum bill is ridiculous (Santa Rosa County
only charges $5.00). Commissioner Branch dis-
cussed that this system is not mandatory, and no-
one has to hook up to it. Attorney Rish stated.
that the County does not make new renters pay a
bill left by a previous rentor. Upon inquiry by Ms.
Mitchell, Commissioner Branch stated that it is
not the outstanding water bill that is paid, it is
the monthly debt service charges, due to -the
county having to repay Farmer's Home Adminis-
tration for the loan to construct the system.
Upon further inquiry by Ms. Hough about some-
one having to pay a past due bill before the water
can be reconnected (holding property "hostage"),
Attorney Rish stated that the delinquent water
bill owed by a previous renter does not have to be
paid, only the monthly debt service that has ac-
crued since that time. Ms. Hough stated that the
owner of the property/meter should be notified
when the bill is accruing. Commisqtaner Branch
moved that the Board amend Ordinance 85-2 as
proposed/advertised, and stated that my future
Improvements needing to be made can be
amended at that time. Commissioner Money sec-
onded the motion, and stated that theortginal
property owner should be responsible for paying
the debt service on the piece of property, and
that the County cannot write property owners
every month, telling them to check on their ten-
ants. Commissioner Money also stated that he
hol~s the County can get a high-rise ank at the
Beach, in the future, to help improve the system.
The motion then passed with the following vote.
Chairman Birmingham and Commissioners
Branch and Money voted yes. Commissioner Pe-
ters voted no.
RECEIVE BIDS MOTOR GRADER & EXCA-
VATOR ROAD DEPARTMENT
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed
bids for a motor grader and an excavator for the
Road Department, the following bids were re-
Equipment Consultants, Inc. No Bid
Pemberton, Inc. No Bid -
Trax, Inc. No Bid
General Machinery Company, Inc. No Bid
Port City Tractor, Inc. No Bid
BOMAG (U.S.A.) No Bid
Case Coastal Machinery Company No Bid
Kut-Kwick Corporation No Bid
Beard Equipment Company Motor Grader
Thompson Tractor Co., Inc. Motor Grader
Pilot Equipment Co., Inc. Excavator
Cowin Equipment Co.. Inc. Excavator
$97,179.00" Alternate Excavator (4 x 4)
Leary & Owens Eq. Co., INc. Excavator
$149,000.00" Motor Grader No Bid
Tractor & Eq. Co., Inc. Motor Grader
*72,800.00" Excavator $114,700.00"
Commissioner Branch moved that the
Board table these bids for study until the next
regular meeting. Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unanimously. Chairman
Birmingham directed Road Superintendent Lest-
er to pick up a copy of the bids to study, and
make a recommendation back to the Board at the
next regular meeting. Commissioner Peters stat-
ed that for this type of equipment, the lowest
price is not always the best Chairman Birming-
ham thanked everyone for bidding.
TELEPHONE NUMBERS COUNTY DE-
Marion Janowski discussed the difficulty in
using a telephone directory to get in touch with
the Road Department, and other County agen-
cies, for their assistance. He stated that he need-
ed to contact Road Superintendent Lester about
a week ago, and could not find his number in the
telephone book. Mr. Janowski discussed that he
had to call the Clerk to get the Admin. Asst's
number, and then call the Admin. Asst. to get
him to have Road Superintendent Lester to re-
turn his call He suggested that the Board pre-
pare an insert to mall to citizens or to put it in
the telephone books so there will be an easy ac-
cess to the numbers when someone needs assis-
tance from the County. Chairman Birmingham
stated that the Board has agreed to look into the
telephone system due to problems all over the
County, and they will probably be taking some
kind of action soon. Upon inquiry by Ms. Hough,
Chairman Birmingham stated that the Sheriffs
Department has the weekend numbers of the
Road Superintendent, the Mosquito Control Di-
rector, and the Civil Defense Director in case
they are needed.
The meeting then recessed for a short
break at 9.50 a-m.
The meeting reconvened at 10:05 a.m.
COURT ORDERED PAYMENTS
Deputy Clerk Collier presented the follow-
ing court orders for payment, in the case of the
State vs. Clyde Melvin, for the Board's approval.
Janice Mason, Court Reporter $215.00
Dr. Harry A. McClaren, Psychologist
Rebecca J. Wimer, Court Reporter $22.00
Chairman Birmingham gave the Chair to
Vice-chairman Money, and moved that the Board
approve payment Commissioner Peters second-
ed the motion, and it passed unanimously. Chair-
man Money returned the Chair to Commissioner
BUDGET AMENDMENT ST. JOE FIRE
Deputy Clerk Collier presented the follow-
ing budget amendments for the Board's approval,
stating that this sto to correct the excess in the
Reserve for Contingencies being split three ways,
Instead of four.
BUDGET AMENDMENT NO. 1
Beaches Fire Dept. Amended Budget
Highland View Fire Dept $3,850.00
White City Fire Dept $3.850.00
So. Gulf Co. Fire Dept. $8,504.00
Upon motion by Commissioner Money, sec-
ond by Commissioner Branch, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved these amendments..
INVOICE BUCKHORN LANDFILL CLO-
Deputy Clerk Collier presented an invoice
from Baskerville-Donovan Engineers, in the
amount of $7,178.50, for the Buckhom Landfill
Closure Plan. which was okayed by Admin. Asst
Wells. Commissioner Branch moved that the
Board approve payment of this invoice. Commis-
sloner'Money seconded the motion, and it passed
with the following vote. Chairman Birmingham
and Commissioners Branch and-Money voted yes.
Commissioner Peters voted no.
IENSVOICE LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMPRE-
I Deputy Clerk Collier presented an invoice
from Baskerville-Donovan Engineers, in the
amount of $1,485.00, for work done on the Local
Engineers, in the amount of $1,485.00, for work
done on the Local Government Comprehensive
Plan, which was okayed by Admin. Asst Wells.
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Money, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved payment of this invoice.
CONSENT TO ACTION FLORIDA PANHAN-
DLE JOB TRAINING CONSORTIUM
For the Board's information, Deputy Clerk
Collier reported that a Consent to Action was re-
ceived from the Florida Job Training Consortium
(on page 34 of the agenda packet).
ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES GENERATOR
Admin. Asst. Wells reported that he was un-
able to purchase the wire for the generator be-
cause when he. contacted the bidder he was in-
formed that they could not supply the wire as
bidder/accepted, due to circumstances beyond
their control. He stated that he'purchased only
the disconnect panel.
DEAD LAKES STATE PARK
Admin. Asst Wells presented a letter from
the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commis-
sion, which requests that the County supply a
dragline to excavate the canal at the Dead Lakes
State Park. Upon request by Chairman Birming-
ham, Commissioner Branch moved that the Board
write the Game and Fish Commission, notifying
them that the County will provide them with a
dragline as soon as It Is available. Commissioner
Money seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously. Chairman Birmingham directed Admin.
Asat. Wells to write this letter.
Admin. Asst Wells presented packets to the
Board, concerning the solid waste proposals, for
their study. Chairman Birmingham stated that he,
at the next meeting, is going to set up a workshop
for the Board to discuss the proposals and how
they are going to handle the solid waste program.
APALACHEE REGIONAL PLANNING COUN-
CIL HAZARDOUS WASTE VERIFICATIONS
Admin. Asat Wells, reported that he received
a response from the Apalachee Regional Planning
Council, stating that the cost for them to provide
hazardous waste verifications for Gulf County will
be between $500.00 and $700.00. and he stated
that It was $516.50 last year. Upon motion by
Commissioner Branch, second by Commissioner
Money, and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to
enter Into this contract for the Apalachee Region-
al Planning Council to conduct these verifications.
QUESTIONNAIRE FLORIDA COUNCIL ON
THE TRANSPORTATION OF DISADVANTAGED
Admin. Asst. Wells reported that he has tak-
en care of this questionnaire, which he was di-
rected to check on at the last meeting.
SALARIES CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
Sheriff Harrison reported to the Board that
he has done an in-depth study.of the problem he
Ss having concerning the low salaries of his cor-
rectional officers. He discussed that the starting
pay is $9,200.00, and he also discussed the fol-
lowing pay scales: (1) State of Florida -
$16,000.00, (2) Corrections Corporation of Amer-
ica $15,000,00. (3) Holmes County -
$11,000.00, (4) Jackson County $13,500.00. (5)
Liberty County $13,000.00. (6) Calhoun County -
$10,800.00. and (7) Franklin County -
$15,000.00. He discussed that he is unable to
work it into his budget to give them a raise (high
cost of feeding prisoners, etc.), and requested
help from the Board. Commissioner Branch sug-
gested that the Chairman appoint a committee to
look intao this and make a recommendation back
to the Borad. Cm.nmmssdoer Peters discussed that
bringing mother correctlmnal Institute into the
County hwls s da pdotansd s badi pnts, but
the Ofaty cnot amiupeft wifth the State 1sar-
sm. Chsd Ban ha diusos -ated d 1athew wil get
with the Shertiff to see wim-dihet diso the Boaul
need to take. le sluo di laled ia the imomat
or g ,sny the asmei mdl h lidWI= ml is ftin IM
beer mieulid smd ttI thaue wE be -soD zI
mb camng fom he C iadn Mein a se ad n atw
the bis for the dispou l of gr were in the
arma W OOtIEO. Sa rf lmoao sistted tht
he realses the County ca ot be compettsue
wi the State., but he feel that f he was oe.
he would not lwe hima I ql 9
RESOLITIiON I=EDGE OF AlUEAICE
Attorney Rtsh presented the lndowing reso-
lution (previously approved by the Board)4 asking
Congress to make the necessary rules that they
will salute the flag at the beginning of each meet-
ing/session. for the Chairman's signature.
The resolution states that the Congress of
the United States of America enact the appropri-
ate legislation to require that It commence each
session and meeting with the pledge of alle-
giance to our flag. Copies of this resolution will
be mailed to Congressman Bill Grant, Senator
Bob Graham, and Senator Lawton M. Chiles.
INVOICE STATE VS. CLYDE MELVIN
Attorney Rish stated that a considerable bill
is coming from Mr. Barksdale (Clyde Melvin's at-
torney), in the case of the State vs. Clyde Melvin.
INCINERATOR CONTRACT BAY COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Attorney Rish reported that Bay County has
sent the Board an incinerator contract for the
1988-89 fiscal year, and he reported that the
Board cannot continue under the old contract.
Chairman Birmingham stated that he has been
trying for several days to contact Rick Seltzer
(Bay County Commissioner), but has been unable
to reach him. Attorney Rish stated that he talked
to Mr. Oldland, Bay County Manager, and Mr.
Oldland is to call him back after today's meeting.
Chairman Birmingham stated that the new con-
tract with Bay County is for the equivalent of the
proceeds from the half-cent sales tax in Gulf
County, and he discussed that there will be three
new Board members in November. Chairman
Birmingham also discussed that since the user
fee system is' not in place, and the Board only
budgeted the same amount as last year, the Board
cannot afford to haul to the Bay County Incinera-
tor for a full year. After discussion, he recom-
mended that the Board haul everything to the
Buckhorn Landfill, (until it has to be closed on
December 31, 1988), because if would give the
new Board time to take some action and they
could possibly afford to haul to the Bay County in-
cinerator for 8 or 9 months. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Branch about getting permission
from the Department of Environmental Regula-
tion to-haul to Buckhorn. Chairman Birmingham
reported that there is no long a statement In the
consent order which says that the Board will car-
ry the South-end garbage to the Bay County in-
cinerator. After discussion, Chairman Birming-
ham directed Admin. Asst Wells to contact the
Department of Environmental Regulation, in-
forming them of the Board's monetary situation,
and requesting permission for the Board to haul
the South-end garbage to Buckhorn. He also di-
rected Admnin. Asst. Wells to contact the highest
person with Bay County, notifying him of the
Board's financial situation and their interest in
renegotiating a contract with them for a partial
Attorney Rish reported that they have come
up with a proposed ambulance contract price of
$150,000.00 per year (tope), reduced by grants
received (1/2 to the County, 1/2 to the hospital).
Attorney Rish stated that the amount was higher,
but the City and a private donor gave money to
the hospital for the ambulance service. After dis-
cussion about the coverage for indigent prison-
ers, and upon inquiry by Ms. Hough about the
emergency room being closed, Attorney Rish re-
ported that the request to close the emergency
room was denied by the Department of HRS.
GULF AIRE SUBDIVISION PHASE ll
Attorney Rish reported that the County has
never officially accepted the roads in Phase II of
the Gulf Aire Subdivision, and also reported that
he has been unable to determine who owns the
roads. He stated that the Board could answer Mr.
Riley by reporting that the roads are still owned
by the developers, whoever they are. Chairman
Birmingham directed Admin. Asst Wells to write
Mr. Riley, notifying him that the Board has been
unable to determine who owns the roads in
Commissioner Branch moved that the
Board allow the Attorney and the Chairman to ex-
ecute the proposed ambulance contract with Gulf
Pines Hospital, and Commissioner Money sec-
onded the motion. Upon inquiry by Ms. Hough
about the contract allowing that liens can be
placed on property in the case of unpaid bills, At-
torney Rish reported that the County would have
to dold public hearings and adopt a lien ordi-
nance before this process can be put into action.
Upon vote, the motion passed unanimously.
ELECTION TIED VOTES
Commissioner Money discussed the "tie"
that occurred in the Oct 4. 1988 election (Coun-
ty Commissioner, District 5). and he discussed
that the tie had to be decided by the "drawing of
straws". He stated that these two names could
have been placed on the November election bal-
lot, for a "re-vote", since there were no Republi-
cans or independents running in that race. Com-
missioner Money moved that the Board write the
Senator and Representative, requesting that this
law be changed. Commissioner Branch seconded
the motion. Ms. Hough stated that due to the
high monetary expenses involved in the "higher"
elections, she feels that this letter will be met
with very little effort to change it. After discus-
sion by Ed Creamer that he does not see why 2
Democrats cannot run in the general election if 2
Independents can run, Chairman Birmingham
reported that the law specifically states that 2
Democrats cannot run in the general election.
Chairman Birmingham stated that if the law al-
lowed more discretion by the local canvassing
Board, the candidates could have been placed on
the November ballot since there were no Repub-
lican or Independent candidates running. Upon
vote, the motion passed unanimously.
ST. JOE FIRE .CONTROL DISTRICT
Commissioner Money discussed that he,
Commissioner Branch, and Commissioner Peters
have not met to decide about the distribution of
funds between the 4 fire departments in the St
Joe Fire Control District Attorney Rish reported
that they will have to meet as a "Fire Board" to
handle this matter, and make a recommendation
back to the regular Board. Commissioner Branch
stated that per the amendment made earlier in
this meeting, these funds have already been dis-
tributed, and the Commissioner Peters stated
that he has under the same impression. After fur-
ther discussion, the Board agreed for the "Fire
Board" to meet at a later date to discuss this is-
DRAINAGE ST. JOE BEACH
Upon inquiry by Jean Arnold, Chairman
Birmingham reported that Baskerville-Donovan
Engineers will give their report on the drainage', .
problem at St Joe Beach at the next regular
meeting (October 25th). He stated that he does
not know the exact reason, but the Engineers re-
quested an extension at the end of last week. Ms.
Arnold .discussed that all of, the water draining
from Sea Shores Subdivision is coming to rest orin'
her property. Upon inquiry by Chairman Birm-
ingham, Road Superintendent Lester reported
that the County dois not own the drainage sys-
tem for Sea Shore Upon Ms. Arnold's inquiry
about the County sending someone to inspect the
subdivision before 'it was approved. Chairman
Birmingham reported that the Department of
Environmental Regulation, not the County, ap-
proved the drainage system. After discussion
about the County accepting this subdivision,
Chairman Birmingham stated that it has been
placed on the one-year waiting list Ms. Arnold
stated that she was assured by Mr. Parker (owner
of the subdivision) that the ditching system
would be installed. She also stated that she has
talked to Mr. Parker about her problem, but has-
not received any satisfaction. Commissioner Pe-
ters suggested writing Mr. Parker a letter, re-
questing that he attend the next Board meeting
(with Ms. Arnold present) to discuss this issue.
Chairman Birmingham discussed that for years
some developers have "thrown together" subdivi-
stons, and he feels it is time for the Board to, stop
being lax and start forcing developers to do
everything right from the. beginning. Attorney
Rish stated that the law now includes that the
subdivisions must contain holding basins. Road
Superintendent Lester reported that they would
not approve an area if there was direct'concern
with the drainage. He discussed that Ms. Arnold's '
property is some of the lowers on the beach and
stated that all water will flow to it natural drain-
age. Ms. Hough stated that there are laws that
prohibit one property owner from changing the
contour of his land to.cause the water to run to
someone else's property. After further discussion
about the Board adopting their own restrictions.
Commissioner Branch stated that the Board
could amend the subdivision regulations, and
suggested that the Board hire an engineering
firm (at the expense of the developer) to inspect
each subdivision before it is accepted. Cominis-
sioner Money discussed having Attorney Rish
write Mr. Costin and Mr. Parker about the water
from their subdivision being "emptied" on to the
property of Gulf County residents (before the 1-
year waiting period is over). Building Inspector
Manuel discussed that all developers are required
by the State to have an engineer design the subdi-
visions. Chairman Birmingham stated that the
(Confimed an Page 7B)
Honor Students Are Named
at Faith Christian School
Faith Christian has an- Grade II ell, Jeff Schweikert, Jason She
nounced its honor roll students All A's A's and B's
for the second six-week grading Meredith Godfrey, Bryan Goe- Lee Goff, Brian Lee, S
period. The students are as fol- bert, 'Sarah Vaughn, Crystal Allyn, McHenry, Brandis Paul, Ac
lows: Kourtnea Williams Vaughn, Reggie Wilson
A's and B's
Chad Allen, Pamela Gay,
Olympia Arendt, Joshua Bell, Wil-
liam Larimore, Keith Cooper,
Tammy Deeson, Carol Allen
A's and B's
Jessica Williams, Becky
Brant, Heather Fox, Jessica Hill,
Micah Peterson, Donna Vamer
Griff Gainie, Amanda Haney,
Chris Robershaw, Natasha Pow-
Two key facets of the state's and other benefits
Medicaid program were expanded qualify for undei
for children, the elderly and dis- contact the local
abled adults by the Department cated at 201 Mor
of Health and Rehabilitative Ser- phone 229-8250.
vices in October.
Eligibility was broadened to
include children under five years
of age living in households with
income under the Federal poverty
level. Previously, only children
under two were eligible under this
Medicaid coverage group. With
this most recent expansion, chil-
dren under age five living in a
family of four with a monthly in-
come up to approximately $970
can qualify for Medicaid benefits.
Additionally, the income eligi-
bility limit for the elderly (per-
sons over age 65), blind or dis- Ellen F. Alle
abled adults has been increased 64
from 90 to 100 percent of the pov- Jo Hole
erty level. For example, a single Dot Craddoc
adult with an income of no more
than $480 monthly and assets Brenda L
that do not exceed $1,900 can Nancy M
qualify for benefits. Flo Melt
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Wesley Cooper, Adam Lee,[
Shana Hammock, Amber Row-
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Corner 10th Street and U.S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, Florida 32410
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478
>more, Broker -
Overstreet Hwy. 386 before bridge, 1.47
acres, septic tank, light pole, well,
Port St. Joe Established area, excellent
neighborhood, beautifully landscaped, 3
bd., 2 be., fireplace, country kitchen, at-
Mexico Beach 117 40th St. Apt. 2.2 bd.,
1 be., close to beach, $42,900.
BEACH FRONT TOWN HOMES
35th St. Mexico Beach: Large 3 bd., 3 be. unfur-
nished, close to pier, very nice, Reduced to
$119,900 .. .,
35th St.: Big 1900 plus sq. 't townhorne, 3 bd 3
be., gorgeous sunsets, near pier $140,000
Cortez St. End Triplex at St. Joe Beach: Lg. 3
bd., 21A be., covered deck, good layout,
fireplaces, $122,900.- $129,000. 1
9815 Hwy. 98: Lovely 2 bd., 2V, be. furnished,
9821 Hwy. 98: Beautifully furnished 2 bd., 2V
be. townhome. $105,000 unfurn., $115,000 turn.
9811 Hwy. 98: Spacious 3 bd., 2V be.,
townhome wif.p., nicely furnished, Reduced to
9735 Hwy. 98: Roomy 3 bd., 21/ be. townhome,
completely furnished wif.p. Reduced $110,000.
Ward St.: WATERFRONT, half of duplex, 3 bd., 2
be., furnished, f.p., NICE! Reduced $121,500.
321 Beacon Road. New 2400 sq. ft. nice decor, 3
bd., 32 be., fashionable brick home. Large
20'x20' upper deck, fireplace, garage, patio,
Gulf Aire Drive: Good single family vacant lot,
202 PerIwinkle: Big 5 bd., 3 be. home, screen
porch, master bd., bath & own living area up-
408 Gulf AIre Dr.: New 3 bd., 2 be. brick home, 2
car garage, patio, f.p., ceiling fans at a ready for
you price, $89,000.
Gulf Aire Dr.: Good corner single family lot,
Beacon Road: Nice single family lot, good-
neighborhood. Reduced to $25,000.
Beacon Road: Two large single family lots, One
$19,500, and one $17,500.
309 Buccaneer Road. Beautiful wooded vacant
lot close to pool & tennis courts.'$22,500.
Sea Pines & Beacon Rd.: Lovely 3 bd., 2 be. fur-
nished brick home, Ig. garage. Reduced
Gulf Aire Dr.: Duplex, 3 bd.; 2 be. ea. side, excel.
construction, $76,500 per unit.
Gulf Aire Dr.: Duplex, triplex or single family va-
cant lot, $22,900.
On SR 30-A: Approximately 27 acres. Commer-
cial potential. Road frontage.
ST. JOE BEACH
Hwy. 98 between Balboa & Magellan.
Developerstl A of block plus 1 lot. Look to the
future. Super Investment. $330,000.
Comer of Alabama & Selma: 2 or 3 bd., 2 be.,
screen porch, furnished home on 3 lots, yard
well water, just move inI Great buy, $55,000.
Columbus St.: Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba. mobile
home, shady lot, $34,500. Reduced to $32,500.
Comer ol Santa Anna & 98: 4 bd., 2 be. or
possibly could be converted Into 2 rental units.
St. Joseph Shores, Great buy for home across
street from beach. 2 bd. 1/ be. townhome,
turn., $48,500 or $194,000 for all 4.
Americus St.: 3 bd., 2 be. mobile home, family
room addition. 1 block to beach. $40,000.
DeSoto St.: Newly remodeled 1 bd., 1 be. house,
walk-In closets, ceiling fans, shed. Vi block to
beach. Partially furnmlshed. Reduced to $50,000.
Alabama Very nice 3 bd. 2 be. mobile home,
chla, screen porches, fully fenced, landscaped.
Selma St.: Super nice Ig. double wide furnished
3 bd., 2 be. trailer on 1/ lots, with Ig. utility
house. Immaculate. Reduced to $49,950.
Corner of Balboa & U.S. 98 Gulf Points No. 1:
Beautifully furnished 2 bd., 2VA ba:h condo,
great price, $79,900.
Coronado Townhomes. 2 bdrm. 1 '/ be.
dedicated beach. Unobstructed view. All
amenities. Furnished $84,900; ui urnlshed,
3 lots Pineda St. 1st block, $55,900
U.S. 98 between Cortez & Desbto: ? bd.. 2 be.,
unobstructed Gulf view. Gas, cen. h&a, great
Balboa St.: Speakers, music system in lovely,
comfortable 24'x60' double wide 3 bdrm., 2 be.
modular home, screened 12x32' front porch,
f.p., ciha. Watch the birds feed from glassed
12x22' Fla. rm., as no paint brush needed!
150'x150', 1 a/ blocks from beach. Was $65,000,
Reduced from $62,500 to $60,000.
Balboa St.: Great Investment 2 nice 2 bdrm., 1
be. houses, c/ha, on 50'x150' lots Reduced to
$90,000 or will sell separately.
Between Coronado & Balboa Streets: 50' lot on
Hwy. 98, Reduced to $39,000.
Charilne Hargraves 648-8921
John Maddox 648-8899
Margaret Carter 648-5884
Mary Jane LIndsey 229-8069
Brenda Guilford 648-5435
Preston Wingate 648-8565
Sandra' Scott 648-5849
Bobbi Ann Sewardo 229-6908
Moira Ritch 648-5286
FEATURE of the WEEK!
St. Joseph Bay Country Club
3 bd., 2V1/ b. Reduced to $47,900.
2 bd., 1 /2 be. Reduced to $37,900.
Fireplace, tile baths, other amenities. Peace,
quiet and the golf course.
Unbelievable financing for first time
homeowners and Investors.
Offered first at these prices and
financing to the local area, before
being advertised nation-wide.
PORT ST. JOE
1618 Marvin Ave.: Immacjlate newly refurbish-
ed, 4 bd., 2 ba. stucco home, sep. dining-rm, liv.
rm. & den, on 2 big lots, 2 car garage. REDUCED
517 10th St.: Nice solid starter home; 2 bd., 1 be.
on 21V lots. Room to expand. $32,000.
1301 Monument Ave.: 2 homes, one 3 bd., 2 be.,
f.p. and one 1 bd., 1 ba. on corner lot & extra lot.
214 7th St.: 2 lots fully fenced, 2 bd., 1 be., 2
half baths, big screened porch, partially furnish-
ed, good starter home, $32,000.
110 Sunset Circle: Lovely brick home on corner
lot & 3 bd., 2 be., garden, fruit trees, other ex-
tras. Super neighborhood. Reduced to $98,000.
2004 Juniper Ave.: Comfortable 3 bd., 1 % be.
brick home, just redone, swimming pool, 1%
lots, good price, $85,000.
Marvin Avenue, vacant lot, 75'x175', no back
door neighbors. $17,500.
230' on U.S. 98, with commercial bldg. & shed,
Beacon Hill Bluff: Lg. 4 bd., 2 be. home, ch&a,
totally furnished, gorgeous decor, screen porch,
declk, landscaped, $149,500.
Then assure your fantastic view Buy the
waterfront lot across highway at $65,000.
Lovely waterfront duplex 1 bd., 1/< bea. each
side. Furnished, Super rental. $80,000 ea. side.
3rd Ave.: Nice 14x60' Scot 1984 mobile home, 2
bdrm., 1 be. custom built masonite siding,
shingle roof, other extras. $35,000.
New Listing: 12th St. & U.S. 98, Beachfront
Home 3 bd., 2 ba. w/sun room & Ig. kitchen,
Circle Drive West: 3 bd., 2 be. brick home, 2nd
from beach, furnishec, carport, $79,500.
Hwy. 98 NEWI Great gulf viewl 2 bd., 2 ba.
house, covered deck upstairs; office, business
or bedroom downstairs wl/'/ bath. Possibilltlesl
507 Cathey Lane, 2 bd., 2 be. mobile home
w/Fla. rm., ig. lot, all fenced. Shop with electric
& phone. Immaculatel $45,000.
422 Arizona Ave.: Lovely 3 bd., 2 ba. home,
garage, screen porch, Ig. lot, super price,
120 Miramar Dr.: Recently redone 3 bd., 2 be.
brick home, nicely and fully furnished. Land-
320 GeorgIa Ave.: Neat 1 bd., 1 be. home
w/workshop area & stor. shed. Beautiful yard,
Hwy. 98- Great buy for home across street from
beach. Nice 2 bd., 12 be. townhomes, furnish-
ed, $48,500 ea. or $194,000 for all 4.
28th St. Beaschalde: Gorgeous gulf view from
glassed in porch. 3 bd., 2 be. brick home, great
New Listing: 41st St. Beachside: Unit In four
plex, Neat as a pinI Furnished, 2 bd., 1'/2 ba.
Very affordable, $54,500.
Grand Isle, 231 Kim Kovoe:Cozy & nice 3 bd., 1
be. home, screen porch, ch&a, fenced, satellite
dish, priced to sell. $55,000.
Vacant Property: 110' waterfront and 62' lot
across highway. Good price. $140,000.
Grand Isle, Kim Kove: Two good building lots,
each 75'x115'. Cleared and high. $10,000 ea.
404 5th St.: 2 bd., 2 bae., can. h&a, mobile home, 2
screen porches, Ig. outside utility house, very
nice, on Ig. lot. $44,500. I
35th St.: 2 bd., 1 be., 56'x14' furnished mobile
home. NICE! $35,000.
12th St. Business Center commercial lot 2nd
from highway. $35,000.
13th St. 120' x 90'. close to beach, $28,000.
Grand Isle, Nan Nook: 3 bd., 1 ba., f.p. w/effl-
clency apt., lots of extras. $87,000.
Oak St.: 2 acres, quiet area, 3 bd., 2 be. double
wide mobile home wif.p., island stove & other
extras. 1 acre fenced. $53,900.
Hwy. 388, Sunshlne Acrea: Two-thirds cleared,
Ig. garden area, 125' on highway, 12 miles to
JERNYL N. HARPER
Licensed Real Estate BrokeY
411 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe, FL
(904) 227-1420 8
CAPE PLANTATION *
NEW LISTING -New 4 bedroom, 2% bath, 2 story brick .ome on.large lot. Lots of extras. Only
NEW LISTING 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick home, Irge great room w/fireplace. 2 car garage. Priced
CAPE SAN BLAS
BEAUTIFUL GULF VIEW LOTS 100'x110'. Owner financing available. $30,000 each.
WATCH THE SUNSETS from this Gulf front unit. 2 bedroom, 2 bath with spiral staircase to sleeping
loft. Stone fireplace, upstairs deck. Assumable mortgage. Only $99,900.
HOME & THE BEACH Secluded single family homes under construction In beautiful Silva
Estates. Enjoy. miles of magnificent uncrowded beach. Prices starting at $86,200.
PORT ST. JOE
FOR RENT OR SALE Office mobile home on V2 acre lot. Call for additional Information.
CORNER NINTH & WOODWARD 2 bedroom, 1 bath units with kitchens equipped and central hia.
Prices start at $36,500. Good rental records.
310 16th Street. See it and you will love it. 3 BR, 1 % bath, completely remodeled on corner lot. Cen-
tral heat/air. Double carport, fenced yard. $49,500.
SUPER LOCATION CONVENIENT TO SCHOOL T aom ath home has living room, din-
.Ing room & separate den. Features Include stibage disposal, ceiling fans,
separate utility room & large fenced in back yard. Reduce to S4 0.
1001 McCLELLAN AVE. Very spacious 2 bedroom home with large studio for the artist or craftsman.
Separate living room, family room, large eat-in kitchen and sun porch. Oversized lot with loads of
azaleas and camellias. Priced right at $57,000.
COUNTRY LIVING WITH PRIVACY 3 bedroom, 2 bath double wide mobile home with garage and
'large covered front porch. Kitchen has Island stove and double wall ovens. Situated on 3 large lots.
YOU MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE. $49,000.
RED BULL ISLAND Two lots near Chipola River. $4,000 each.
16th STREET 2 beautiful residential building lots. 75'x180' each. Water and sewer connections
available. $15,000 each.
PONDEROSA PINES Wooded v acre and 1 acre mobile home or single family homesites near
Port.St. Joe. Owner financing. Vi acre for $8,000, 1 acre for $15,000.
ASSUMABLE 1 acre waterfront 1 acre waterfront lot at Stonemill Creek Estates, Small equity
payments only $105.89 per month.
RED BULL ISLAND Five lots zoned residential. Owner may sell separately. Mobile homes okay.
$20,000 for all.
GREAT LOCATION Beautiful restricted subdivision at Cape Plantation near golf & fishing. Prices
start off at $16,500 w/possible owner financing.
ST. JOE BEACH 75'x150' residential area. Mobile homes okay. $7,800.
WOODED LOT Nice neighborhood 75'x150' on paved street. St. Joe Beach. $8,350.
The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, Dec. 1, 1988 Page 7B
Minutes.. Continued from Page 6B
County needs to have an engineer, different from
the one that designed the subdivision, to inspect
it. After further discussion. Chairman Birmingham
stated that the only things the County have been
Inspecting are the roads and the lot sizes (the De-
partment of Environmental Regulations gives the
permits for drainage), and he referred to a letter
received from the Department of Environmental
Regulation (to Mr. Parker) concerning the Sea
Shores Subdivision. Ms. Arnold stated that this
letter to Mr. Parker was not an approval of the
subdivision. only notification that it was exempt.
Ms. Hough also discussed the letter from the De-
partment, and she discussed a 30-feet easement
which failed to include anything about drainage.
She then discussed the liability for water damage
at St. Joe.Beach and the General Comprehensive
Liability Insurance carried by the County, and re-
ported that she is considering dropping the case.
'Attorney Rish stated that it will not be considered
ion the County's part until costs (to the County) are
Discussed. Upon her inquiry. Attorney Rish stated
that the Insurance adjustor is investigating the
water damage claims, and will act on them ac-'
cordingly. Ms. Hough stated for the record that
Ms. Arnold's property was not flooded until the
topography of the land was changed. Chairman
Birmingham again discussed the need for the
Board to have a "policing" action on inspecting
new subdivisions, because developers cannot be
forced to submit subdivision plants.
TELEPHONE NUMBERS COUNTY DE-
Commissioner Peters moved that the Board
place information concerning the Board of County
Commissioners, the Road Department, the Mos-
quito Control Department, and the Admin. Asst.
(all County Departments), in the white pages of
the telephone directory. Commissioner Money
seconded the motion. After discussion about the
costs being minimal and about the problems with
the current arrangement of the Admin. Asst.'s
number in the telephone book. Chairman Birm-
ingham requested that Admin. Asst. Wells contact
the telephone company to have his number rear-
rkiged. and to assure that the others are arranged
properly. After discussion and upon vote, the mo-
tion passed unanimously. Chairman Birmingham
directed Admin. Asst. Wells to work up an ar-
rangements of numbers for the County depart-
ments, and get with the telephone company about
listing It in the new telephone book.
Commissioner Peters referred to a letter
from Mrs. Sulzer concerning the burned trailer on
the corner of Cortez and Americus at St. Joe
Beach, and reported that this matter Is being tak-
ch care of. He stated that Building Inspector Ma-
nuel has submitted a copy of a letter to the prop-
erty owner, stating that something must be done
with this trailer. Commissioner Peters requested
that the Board write Mrs. Sulzer. thanking her for
her concern about the community, and enclose a
copy of the Building Inspector's letter. The Board
had no objections,, and Chairman Birmingham di-
rected Admin. Asst: Wells to write this letter.
NOTICE FIVE POINTS LANDFILL
Commissioner Peters discussed a warning
notice from the Department of Environmental
Regulations concerning the Five Points Landfill,
and requested that Mosquito Control Director
Graves give a report on this letter. Mosquito Con-
tiol Director Graves reportedd that this has been
taken care of, and stated that someone had put a
55-gallon barrel, with gas In It, at the Landfill and
the Department came by and saw It. He reported
that he called the City of Port St. Joe and the Pa-
per Company to meet him at the landfill, and they
removed the barrel. He reported that even though
the City did not dump the barrel there. Martin
AdIdson notified their employees that items such
as this are not to be carried to Five Points. Attor-
ney Rish discussed that there are contractors who
have their own keys to the landfill, and they go
out there night or day. He inquired about writing
those who have keys, notifying them that if the
regulations are not followed, the keys will have to
be turned in, and if they want to dump there, they
would have to meet someone there at a certain
time to open the dump for them. The Board re-
quested that Attorney Rish write these letters.
Commissioner Peters discussed a portion of
the personnel policy which deals with the pay
rate for employees who are set up to a higher po-
sition (they get the higher rate of pay for that
time). He stated that although this was developed
due to a problem in the Road Department, It ap-
plies to all County employees. Commissioner Pe-
ters reported that he things (but needs to do'fur-
ther investigating) that there have been employ-
ees in the Mosquito Control Department that
were set up, but no paid the higher rate of pay.
Mosquito Control Director Graves discussed the
Junior and Senior operators, stating that they are
on different pay scales, and he also stated that if
someone was set up and not paid for it, they
need to let him know about It Chairman Birm-
ingham requested that Commissioner Peters in-
vestigate this further.
PANHANDLE ALCOHOLISM COUNCIL -
STARTING OVER STRAIGHT PROGRAM
Commissioner Peters discussed that the
Starting Over Straight Program is holding a lun-
cheon for Florida's First Lady Mary Ann Martinez,.
today, and reported that he is leaving at this time
(11-30 am.) to attend the luncheon.
Commissioner Branch discussed that the
County has an extra ambulance that has been re-
turned to them, and reported that the Gulf Coun-
ty Search and Rescue Unit has requested that
they be allowed to use this vehicle to transport
the Jaws-of-Ufe (recently turned over to them'
from the ambulance service). Commissioner
Branch moved that the Board transfer this vehi-
cle to the Gulf County Search and Rescue Unit..
and purchase batteries and a radio from the Gen-
eral Fund Reserve for Contingencies, to make the
vehicle dependable. Commissioner Money sec-:
onded the motion, and It passed unanimously.
BUDGET AMENDMENT COUNTY JUDGE
Chairman Birmingham. reported that the
Board needs to make a budget amendment, in
the amount of $184.31, for the County Judge to6
pay for telephone bills. Commissioner Branch
moved that the Board approve the following bud-
get amendment Commissioner Money seconded
the motion and it passed unanimously.
AD VALOREM TAXES
Chairman Birmingham requested that At-
torney Rish research to see If there is a legal
process through, which the County could give ad
valorem tax money back to the taxpayers, It it is,
EMPLOYEE BUICKHORN LANDFILL
Upon inquiry by Chairman Birmingham, Ad-.
min. Asst. Wells reported that the advertisement
for an employee to work at Buckhorn Landfill on
the weekends has been prepared. Chairman
Birmingham stated that this position will pay .
$100.00 per weekend, for 12 hours per day.. un-
It r 1 col
Students of Port St. Joe High School listen as Army officers Cauhgron, Reeder and Austin tell them about the
career options available with the rmy College Fund.
Army Van Visits the High School
til December 31. 1988. and he stated that this SFC. Caughron, SSGT. Reeder their presentations to students, it
will be a contract employee, not a County em- and SFC. Austin spent Tuesday, is explained that without a high
ployee. Upon motion by Commissioner Branch, ip, 1
second by Commissioner Money, and unanimous November 1, with juniors and school diploma, the student lim-
vote, the Board agreed to advertise to receive ap- seniors at Port St. Joe Junior- its future opportunities in society
plicats for thispotto to be reviewed at the Senior High School in the Army and in the Army. Their job is not
DITCH EASEMENT Cinema Van. The van offers a' to keep students from going to
Chan Bln gam reported to Attorney multivision slide show presenta- college but to help them attend
need to find out if the County has an easp-ct tion In various subject disciplines college through the Army College
for the ditch on Arthur Peavy's property iTh and has a seating capacity for 30 Fund. Students are told that they
Mr. Core contact Road Superintendent Lcester to students and faculty members.' are America's future and must
obtain the information. The van was from the U.S. Army eventually replace present adults
Chairman Birmingham dusseSE th Recruiting Support Command of in job settings. Students are,
Wewahitchka Ambulance Service went to a radio Alexandria, Virginia. Juniors and therefore, urged to complete their
system, instead of a telephone system (to save seniors viewed GOVERNMENT education while enrolled in high
the County money), for their emergency re-
sponse. He stated that their small generator. that (WE THE PEOPLE). school and continue their, educa-
runs the tower, is "unfixable"and he requested SFC. Caughron and SSGT. Re- tion at a higher level. There is a
that the Board allow Admin. Asst. Wells to check
the surplus places to find a suitable generator, eder travel to over 200 high saying in the Army that can apply
strike that to their only means to operate the ra- school throughout America dur- to civilian life and is emphasized
Branchmovedis that the Boardappiove the Chair' ng a school year. Their basic in such presentations which says
man's request. Commissioner Money seconded' task is to show students and "BE ALL YOU CAN BE."
the motion, and it passed unanimously. Chairman school faculty members what the This was another activity that
Birmingham directed Admin.' Asast. Wells to con- .
tact Houston Whitfleld for information about what Army can provide for students was coordinated by Mrs. Sarah
the ambulance service needs following high school graduation. Turner, Head, Social Studies De-
nghere being no further business, the meet- he Army College Fund offers apartment, through the Guidance
.n: did then adjourn. The Army College Fund offers apartment, through the Guidance
$25,200 for each senior who qual-
ifies which is a great opportunity
for any young person just starting
out in his or her future. During
Department. John Chancy accom-
panied all American History class
students to the slide presenta-
Schlickman Appointed As
Divide your file drawers into clearly-
Plastic tabs and blank white inserts
included. 25 each per box.
1/5 cut, 2" tab DF1-4152-1/5
Reg. $14.84 $ 65
,1/3 cut, 3-1/2" tab DF1-4152-1/3
Reg. $15.35 $998
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Reg.,$6.95 $029 Reg. $10.65 $ 59
NOW EA NOW VEA
William R. Schlickman, VFW
Post 10069, Port St. Joe, has been
appointed by VFW National Com-
mander-in-Chief Larry W. Rivers,
of Alexandria, Louisiana, to serve,
as a National..Ale-de-Cvamp for
Rivers, head of the over two-
million member organization of
overseas veterans commented, "It
is because of the tireless efforts
of civic and patriotic minded citi-
zens like Comrade Schlickman
that the veterans and the commu-
nities the VFW serves have been
affected in a positive manner."
"Our programs touch every
citizen in the community, veteran
and non-veteran alike. I am
pleased to make this appoint-
ment because I know Comrade
Schlickman will do an outstand-
BW NUMBER 340
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida invites bids
for Group Life and Health Insurance. Specifica-
tions may be obtained from the City Clerk's Of-
fice, P.O. Box 278, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
S 11Bids shall meet specifications or be an
approfred equal. Bids shall be sealed in an enve-
lope and plainly marked "Bid for Group Life and
Health Insurance Program, Bid No. 340". All pro-
posals must comply with 112.0801 of the Florida
Statues (Chapter 84-266, Section 17.)
t The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right
to accept any or 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
Bids must be submitted to the City Clerk's
Office, on or before 2:00 P.M., E.S.T., December
12, 1988. Bid opening will be held at a Special
City Commission Meeting. December 12, 1988,
at 2:00 P.M., E.S.T.. in the Municipal Building.
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
Publish: November 24 and December 1, 1988.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE BIDS
The Gulf County School Board will receive
bids\until 9:00 a.m., E.S.T., December 16, 1988,
on the items:
-Forty-eight (48) used tires (located at the
Port St. Joe bus barn.)
-Fifteen (15) 900x20 LRE
-Sixteen (16) 900x20 LRF
-Six (6) 8.75x1p.5 LT-LRE
-Eleven (11) 7.50x20 LRE
-Forty-five (45) used tires (located at the
Wewahltchka bus barn.)
-Six (6) 7.50x20
-Thirty-one (31) 900x20
-Two (2) 8.25x20
-Six (6) 7.50x16
These tires may, be inspected at either the
Port St. Joe or Wewahitchka bus barns (as Indi-
cated.above) between the hours of 8:00 A.M., and
Noon; and 1:00 P.M. ,through 3:00 P.M. Monday
through Friday. Bid forms are available at either
the Port St. Joe, or *ewahitchka bus barns, or
the Superintendent's office. The Board reserves
the right to reject any and/or all bids.
Please mark your bid envelopes'TIRE DID".
Publish: November 24. December 1, 8. and 15.
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Sec-
tihvn 865.09, Florida Statutes, the undersigned
persons Intend to register with the Clerk of
Court. Gulf County, Florida. four weeks after the
first publication of this notice, the fictitious
name or trade name under which they will be
engaged in business and in which said business is
to be carried on, to-wit:
Company Name: T.D.S.
Location: 1/2 Block from corner of Niles
Address: P.O. Box 27, Port St. Joe, FL
Publshk Ncrreber 2;,'fece mbr 8, and 15,
ing job for the VFW, the veteran
and the community."
Mobile home lot Mexico Beach.
648-5659. tfc 11/17
APARTMENTS FOR RENT
6 month lease, 1st month %2 price.
1 year lease, 1st month FREE.
2 bdrm., $325 / 3 bdrm., $375
Located on Long Ave. 1 yr. old.
Cen. h/a, carpet, refrig., stove,
d/w, ceiling fans, deposit re-
quired. Call Kenny at 229-6509 or
Phil at 229-8409.
2 bedroom, cen. h&a, nice location,
in Port St. Joe, newly remodeled, no
pets. Call 648-5252. tfc 11/3
For Rent: Mobile home lot in Mex-
ico Beach, $75 per month. Call
648-5659. tfc 11/3
One bedroom apartment, ap-
pliances furnished, 1508% Long Ave.
Call after 6:00. 229-6825. tfc 11/3
Dogwood Terrace Apartment, 2
bdrm., 1 bath, furnished. Call
229-6330. tfc 11/10
For Rent: Furnished trailer at
Overstreet, 1 person only. 648-5306.
Reduced: A nice clean 2 bedroom 1
ba. trailer located on St. Joe Beach.
Must see to appreciate. Call 648-5361.
Apartment for rent: 3 bdrm., 1 bath,
cen. h&a, refrig., stove, d/w, carpet,
less than 1 year old. Call Kenny at
229-6509 or Phil at 229-8409. tfc 11/3
Mexico Beach: Lease clean 2
bedroom, 1 bath. Ch&a, carpet, unfur-
nished, very close to shopping &
beach. Reasonable. (904) 668-2110
work, (904) 386-6004 home. tfc 11/3
S se '.Sase
Lots 40'x80. All hook-ups, electric.
water, septic, tel.. cable TV.
natural gas. $65 a month lot rent.
Permanent-goes i, easily, dries quickly. 3/4 oz.;:
bottle is spill-resist nt; '
White IDS. Reg. $1 .39 59
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Paperholder flips back for compact traveling. _
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OFFICE SUPPLY STORE, Office
x 304-306 Williams Ave. Phone 227-1278 Supplies,
3030 Wilim Ave
The lunch menu for the Gulf
County Schools for the week of
December 12 16 is as follows:
Monday, December 12 tacos
with cheese, lettuce, tomato, pin-
to beans, taco shells, milk and
Tuesday, December 13 -
chicken, broccoli with cheese,
pears, rolls, milk, and rice with
Wednesday, December 14 -
corn dog, cheese wedge, French
fries, orange juice, milk and cake
Thursday, December 15 bat-
ter dip fish, cole slaw, lima beans,
cornbread, milk and tartar sauce
Friday, December 16 turkey
and dressing, English peas, cran-
berry sauce, mixed fruit, rolls and
The meals may change due to
the availability of food.
403 Monument Avenue
Like a good neighbor. State Farm is there
Monthly Rentals: 1, 2 and 3 bedroom
homes and townhouses, furnished or
unfurnished. Off-season rates. ERA
Parker Realty, Hwy. 98 & 31st St.,
Mexico Beach. 904/648-5777. tfc 9/22
Furnished Ig. 1 bedroom apt. h&a,
no pets. Nicely furn., 2 bdrm. house,
screened breezeway, closed garage,
fenced yd, w/d, carpet, h&a, in town.
No pets. 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfc 11/3
2 bdrm., spacious apartments, easy
to heat and cool. Reasonable deposit
and rent. No pets. Call 227-1689 after 6
p.m. Best deal in town, save on utility
bills! tfc 9/1
For Rent or Sale: 2 bdrm., 2 bath
house at Cape San Blas, many extras.
Call 229-8385 or 227-1689. tfc 9/1
2 bedroom townhouses, Gulf front,
furnished or unfurnished. Call
648-5014 after 5 p.m. call 227-1454.
For Rent: Mini-warehouse storage.
For more information call 229-6200.
Mobile home lots, Rustic Sands
Campgrounds, Mexico Beach.
648-5229. tfc 11/3
Warehouse space with office. Ap-
prox. 850 sq. ft. Suitable for contractor
or small service business. 227-1100
days only. tfc 9/1
No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St. Joe Fur-
niture, 227-1251. thru 12/87
. . . .
YEAR ROUND RENTALS
4 bd., 2V/2 ba. unfurn. house,
Gulf Aire ............ $700 mo.
3 bd., 1 ba. unfurn. apt,, Port
St. Joe ............ $250/mo.
2bd., '2 ba. apt.Mex. Bqc $325
,3 bd., 2 b rn. apt.
BeaconMil ..... $500 mo.
2 bd., ba. unfurn. apt: 41st St.
Mexico Beach ....... $350 mo.
1 bd., 1 ba. furn. apt.
Gulf Aire .......... $325 mo.
1 bd., 2 n, apt. MB $400
1 t d2 MB $450
2 bd., 18I. II se MB $350
3 bd., 1 ba: furn. MB $285 .
3 bd., 2 ba. unfurnished
Overstreet area $550
P. 0. Box 13332
MPxirco P,nch. FL 32410
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5 yr. old, 3 bdrm., 1 ba. in quiet
neighborhood, satellite dish, fenced
back yard, storage bldg., cen. h&a, all
carpeting. Dishwasher, stove &
refrig. & nice screened patio. Asking
$49,900. Can see by appointment only,
648-8489. tfc 11/24
For Sale or Lease: 4 bedroom, 3
bath house in Gulf Aire Subdivision.
Sauna, screened porch, decks, etc.
648-5906 or 227-1931. tfc 9/15
For Sale by Owner: 2 yr. old home,
3 bdrm., 2 ba., custom mini blinds &
verticals thruout, custom kitchen,
auto lawn sprinkler system, over %
acre lot. At Creekwood Estates
(Wetappo Creek), 4 mi. from Over-
street, $49,900. Call 648-8460.
312 Madison St., Oak Grove. Proper-'
ty is 90'x131'. Three bedroom, 1 bath
frame house with separate den and
utility room, on comer lot. Call Cathy
daytime 227-1416. tfc 11/17
Reduced Price. 2 bdrm., 2 ba. lux-
ury piling home. Located in a C-zone
(non-flood zone), exclusive neighbor-
hood, bay access & gulf access in sub-
division, Peninsula Estates, Cape San
Blas. Also lots for sale, terms avail-
able (in same subdivision). Excellent
investments. Call 227-1689 after 6 p.m.
acre shaded trailer lot with
dedicated bank fishing on Wetappo
Creek, low, low down payment and
$100 per month. Call George at
229-6031. 12te 9/22
House for Sale by Owner: 3 bdrm., 1
ba., Ig. liv. rm., Ig. kitchen w/laundry
rm., dbl. carport, until. shed, back
patio w/bbq pit on 2 Ig. lots. Asking
price $38,500. Call 648-8966 or 227-1773
after 5 p.m. tfc 10/13
PONDEROSA PINES % and 1
acre single family or mobile home lots
in restricted s/d. Owner financing
available. Prices start at $8,000. Jer-
nyl N. Harper, Lic. Real Estate
Broker, (904) 227-1428. 8tc 10/13
For Sale by owner: Nice brick
home, 1% lots, 3 bdrm., kit. & formal
dining rm, lg. great room, 2W1 ba.,.&
large deck in the back w/piivacy
fence. Also has dbl. garage, 1g.
storage area overhead. (cen. h&a).
2005 Juniper Ave., Call after 6:00,
229-6851. tfc 11/3
1983 14'x80' mobile home, 3 bd., 2
ba., 8' ceilings, ceiling fans, mini
blinds, plywood floors. On 2 acres with
10'x20' aluminum shed, located 4 mi.
from beach on the Overstreet hwy.
Price $45,000 or w/1 acre $37,500. Call
227-1640 or 227-1192. tfc 11/3
Approximately 1 acre, 1 yr. old sep-
tic tank, shallow well & pump with
water conditioner, small fish pond,
Overstreet, FL. 227-1852. 4tp 11/17
4 lots in Beacon Hill w/2 bdrm.
mobile home, small house and barn.
$39,900 for all or $31,900 w/o mobile
home, 2nd St. & 5th Ave. 648-8543.
Beautiful % acre and acre mobile
home or single family homesites
available. Owner financing with low
down payment. Great close-in loca-
tion near St. Joe schools and
Contact: Jernyl N. Harper, Licensed
Real Estate Broker, 227-1428.
Mexico Beach, 2 bedroom, 1 bath
stucco piling home, cypress great
room, 408 Georgia Ave. 648-8583.
Three 800 sq. ft. ea., 2 bdrm., 1 ba.
apartments. Good rental income. In
excellent condition, located 606 Wood-
ward. Call for appt. Phone 229-8385 or
227-1689. tfc 9/1
1988 14'x72' mobile home at Indian
Pass on 14 acres, 2 bdrm., 2 ba. has
masonite siding, mini-blinds, plywood
floors, priscilla curtains, china cabi-
net & deep well, $36,500. Call 227-1713.
I\ 6tc 11/10
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery
Road, 1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9
mi. south of Wewa. Owner financing.
Phone 229-6961. thru 3/89
For sale in town: 2 BR, 1 bath, cen-
tral h&a, $34,000. Call 648-5415 or
227-7439. tfc 7/7
Full time RN for growing Home
Health Agency to work the Franklin
and Gulf County area. Competitive
pay and benefits. Call 904/229-8238 or
come by 321 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe.
Certified Aide for growing Home
Health Agency. to. work Franklin
County area. Contract pay and
mileage reimbursement. Call 229-8238
or come by 321 Reid Ave., Port St.
Joe. 2tc 11/24
GET PAID for reading books!
$100.00 per title. Write: PASE-B4475,
161 S. Lincolnway, N. Aurora, IL
60542. 4tp 11/10
CHARGE guaranteed regardless of
credit rating. Call Now! (213)
925-9906, ext. U 3390. 3tp 12/1
23' shrimp boat, fully rigged, owner
selling because of health problems.
Reasonably priced. Call 227-7451. Itp
AVON Christmas Open House. Last
chance before Christmas. Drawings
for prizes. Friday, Dec. 2,1,9-7 and
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2-5, at Pine St. in
Overstreet. 648-5495. Itp
Virginia Pine Christmas trees at
Carr's Auto Sales, Highland View.
Beautiful, like-new, Kimball piano
(console). Call Virginia Ariiold at"
229-6477 or 227-1813. i ltp
Handcrafted afghans, (doll) $5;
(baby) $10. Also a few lap throws.
229-6065. 4tp 12/1
LeChalet 8' pickup camper with
gas/elec. refrig., sleeps 4, Porta-
potty, $795. Kerosene portable heater,
$50. Schwinn 23" bike. $30. 229-8341.
Four Walker hounds for \sale.
229-6759 after 7:00 p.m.
1980 Buick 4 door, good paint, $750.
19" color TV, $50, 5" b/w T.V. $25.
Mary Kay products, 50-60% off. New
52" ceiling fan 3 spd, 4 lights, $45.
Elec. lamp $5. Call 227-1542.
Glass top table w/4 chairs, '$50.
Sears exercise rower/stepper, $60.
Call 227-7205 or 229-6271. \
New Model 1989 3 bdrm., 2 bath
modular home, occupied two months.
Central h&a. Can be seen by appt. Call
648-8295. tfc 11/3
LAND and MANUFACTURED
6 WAYS TO BUY:
1. Our home & lot package.
2. Our home on your lot.
3. Your mobile home trade in
4. Our home on lot to be chosen
5. Our home only
6. Your lot trade in.
Call Ferrell at
Electrolux and all other vacuums,
repairs sales bags. Anything for
any vacuum and built-in central
vac's. Callaway Vacuum, Tyndall
Parkway, Panama City, 763-7443.
18,000 btu Amana air conditioner.
Also gas furnace. Call 229-8698. tfc 11/3
* 1985 Flintstone mobile home,
14'x60', 2 bdrm., 2 full baths, vaulted
ceilings, cen. heat, ceiling fans, high
grade carpet, house wood siding, very
good condition. No down payment.
Just take over payments of $192.59 per
month. Call 227-1382 or 229-8787.
in shell, $5.00 per 5 lb. bag. Discount
for 50 lbs. Will crack for 20, per lb.
Mon. Sat., FICO Farms, Inc., Hwy.
386, Overstreet Rd., 6 mi. west. of
Wewa, 639-2285. 8tc 10/27
Hay for sale, top quality Bermuda,
S.M. Eubanks, Wewahitchka. Call
639-5164 after 4:00 p.m. CT. 4tc 11/24
Mobile home, .all furnished, Hwy.
386, Overstreet area. Call 648-5047.
AKC registered labs, black and
yellow males, excellent blood line,
shot and wormed by vet, $150. Call
229-6639. tfc 11/17
$500 Cash Back. Buy your mobile
home now. Have extra cash for
Christmas. Conrad's Mobile Homes,
Panama City, FL 763-6005.
1988 Doublewides, only 2 left, 24x44, 3
bdrm., 2 bath, masonite siding,
shingle roof, plywood floors, carpet,
double door fridge, deluxe range,
delivered & set up. $14,800. Conrad
Mobile Homes, Panama City, FL
763-6005. 4tc 12/1
I will clean your home. Have re-
ferences. Call Ginny at 229-8929.
'68 International Scout 800 4x4, 4
cyl., needs body work and tune up.
$350, call after 5 p.m. 227-7261.
1969 Toyota Corona 4 dr., old, but
runs and looks good. $395. 648-8289.
1979 Ford 4x4, runs good. $1,800. For
more information call after 5 p.m.,
227-1577. ltp 12/1
1987 Isuzu truck, sun roof, gold run-
ning boards, sharp. No equity, take
over payments. Call 229-6149 after
5:30, anytime on weekends. Itp
1986 Z-28, take over payments, St.
Joe Papermakers Federal Credit
Union, 227-1156. tfc 11/24
1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo S.S., ap-
prox. 38,000 miles. Call 227-1525, 9-5
for information. tfc 11/17
1983 Chevette, 2 dr., stnd., a/c,
radio, heater, 38,000 miles. Excel.
cond. $2,300. Call 229-6841 after 4:30
p.m. 3tp 11/17
'78 Bronco V8, ac, at, ps, pb, 4wd,
1200 tires, extras. Make offer.
227-1376. tfc 10/13
1978 Mercury Marquis, 4 door, ex-
cel. body, looks good, drives good,
wants a new home. 227-1626. tfc 11/3
For Rent: House at Jones Home-
stead. Call 229-6797. 2tp 12/1
1 and 2 bedroom apartments. First
month's rent free for the month of
December. Pine Ridge Apartments,
227-7451. 5tc 12/1
1 bedroom nicely furnished apart-
ment, 1505 Monument Ave. tfc 12/1
House on Selma Street, 3 bdrm., 2
bath, St. Joe Beach. $325 per month.
Call 648-5315. 3tc 12/1
Furnished 3 bedroom, 1% bath
trailer, cen. heat, carpet, reasonable.
No pets. Deposit. 648-8211. tfc 12/1
Mobile home for rent, Overstreet
area, unfurnished. 648-5047. tfc 11/24
2 bedroom, 1 bath, cen. heat, real
nice, Beacon Hill. 648-5897. tfc 11/17
New Bethel Baptist Church is hav-
ing a Garage Sale Saturday, Dec. 3,'
from 8 to 12, Avenue B and Hwy. 98.
All proceeds go to the church building
Yard Sale/Give-A-Way, Sat., Dec.
3, 8:00 12:00. Sofa/sleeper and love.
seat for sale. Clothing items FREE.
1014 Woodward Ave.
Garage Sale, 223 7th St., Friday and
Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3. Quilts, bed-
spreads, curtains, children's books,:
Yard Sale: 2 families, 2105 Long
Ave. Sat., Dec. 3, 8 a.m. until. Many
items, antique light fixture, toys, pice
ture frames, material, patterns, chil-
dren's clothes (girls), 9 ft. palm trees,
Kenmore 12,000 btu room air condi-
tioner, $150 firm. Rain or shine.
Large Yard Sale: Saturday, Dec. 3,
9 2. Located at grocery store at
Howard Creek. Itp
Flea Market, Friday and Saturday,
Dec. 2 and 3, Gulf Station, 32nd St.,:
Mexico Beach. 9-5. Used furniture, ap-;
pliances, bed, living room, radios, lotsW
of clothes & misc.
Garage Sale: Friday, Dec. 2, 1909
Juniper Ave., 8:30 a.m. NO early
callers please. Clothes (children's and;
adult's). Toys, furniture, dishes, etc. 4,
Yard Sale, Saturday, Dec. 3rd. 213,
9th St. 9:00 until. Baby bed, household,
items, clothes and Christmas items.
Yard Sale: Saturday, Dec. 3, from-
8:30 4:30 at the home of Mrs. Ashley
Costin, 2000 Constitution Drive. Many
items, Christmas tree, clothes, kit-,
chen items, book case and a lot more.
Giant Garage Sale: All new items.!
A real money saving sale. Saturday, 8'
to 4, at 210 Williams Ave. tfc 11/24
THE BOOK BOX
Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach Mini Mall
20 words for $3.50
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per word over 20
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Buy or Sell
Call Hazel Harris, Mgr.
20 words for $3.50
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CLAperSSIFIED ADover 20PAYS
CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING PAYS
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meetings: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Closed Meeting: Thursday, 8:00 p.m.-
Sunday 4:00 p.m. & Tuesday 8:00 p.m\
All meetings at St. James
Episcopal Church, all times eastern
For further AA information
A custom built home on your pro,,
perty from as low as. $25.00 PER
SQ. FT. We use insul. windows &
doors, HT pumps, R-30 insul.
overhead and much more. Your
plan or ours. Call or stop by today
for a FREE consultation.
ALDERMAN HOMES, INC.
803 Jenks Avenue
Panama City, FL
24t1 p 10/27/88
Tel-A-Story, a new Bible story
every day for children and adults.
Call 227-1511. tfc 9/1
REMODELING Home or Business
New or Old, Let Me Do It All
17 yrs. exp. Free Estimates
Jim Scoggins, 229-8320
THE LAUNDRY ROOM
408 Reid Ave. 229-6954
Mon.-Sat.,E8 a.m. 8 p.m
Sun. 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
.S If service or drop/off
/ / tfc 9/1
& Income Tax
Wauneta Brewer St. Joe Beach
C.R. 6MITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clear-
ing, septic tanks, drain fields, fill
Rt. 2, Box AIC, Port St. Joe
SEARS IS AS CLOSE AS YOUR
Sears Catalog Sales
Leon Pollock, Owner
410 Reid Avenue tfc 9/1
Need a baby sitter in December?
Call Melissa Watson at 227-1259.
Professional Cleaning Service.
Homes, apartments, condos, trailers.
We do refrig., stoves & windows. Serv-
ing all of Gulf Co. B. Knowles, 639-5860
or M. Prescott, 639-5435. 4tp 12/1
COSTIN INSURANCE AGENCY
All Forms of Insurance
422 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
LOCAL SAW SHARPENER
1008 McClellan Ave. H. L. Harrison
Saws, Scissors, Lawn Mower
Blades, Butcher Knives,
Drill Bits, Etc.
227-1350 or 229-8522
Gen. Con. RG 0033843
GLEN F. COMBS 227-1689
P. 0. BOX 456
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
There will be a stated com-
munication the 1st & 3rd Thurs-
day of each month, 8:00 p.m.
W. T. Pierce, W.M., H. L. Blick,
JOHN F. LAW
24 Years Experience
Workers Compensation, Occupa-
tional Diseases, Injuries and Ac-
cidents. No charge for first con-
We Buy, Pawn, Sell or Trade
Indian Swamp Campground
Highway C-387 Howard Creek
130 Gulf St. St. Joe Beach
10 to 6, Tues. thru Fri.,
Saturday by appointment
Owners: Gayle & John Tatum
ANIMAL BEAUTY CARE
327 Santa Anna St., Joe Beach 648-8307
HANNON REALTY, Inc.
221 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe, FL
FRANK HANNON, Broker
Margaret Hale 648-5659 Frances Chason 229-8747
Broker/Salesman Ann Six 229-6392
Port St. Joe: 8100 sq. ft.imercantile building in prime location on Reid Avenue. Selling for less than
$10.50 per sq.ft. HOMES
WOULD TOU BEUEVE 4 bedrooomn. 1 yr. old roof, hardwood Boon,. 1076
sq. ft. on 60ox16O' lot. 12'x2W storge ~sl g~ link fence around back yard. Only
Mexico Beach: Almost new stilt house one block from beach. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, fireplace, many
Port St. Joe: Owner anxious to sell, reduce 3. 3 ft oom, 1 bath masonry home with cen-
tral heat & air, new carpets, double c marpoigany other features.
Port St. Joe, New Listing: 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on 2 lots. Has den with fireplace, double car-
port, outside storage, new carpet, many other features. Only $65,000.
Port St. Joe, New Listing: Newly painted 3 bedroom, 1 bath frame home with deck & outside
storage. Comer lot, close to town, $24,000.
Port St. Joe: Charming older home on corner lot. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, Florida room. Double car-
port, large storage room. Only $37,500.
White City: Well kept 3 bedroom, 1 bath frame house with pine siding, located on 2 75'x150' lots on
quiet paved street. Satellite dish, new pump, deck, new central heat & air, large storage building,
many extras. Only $32,000.
Port St. Joe: Large older home on 2 lots, $40,000.
White City: Completely remodeled 3 bedroom, 1 bath frame home, screen porch, new pump, new
well. Assumable mortgage. Reduced to $29,000.
Mexico Beach: EXCELLENT LOCATION GULF VIEW: 3 bedroom 2 bath home with spiral stair-
,case, custom kitchen, ceramic bath, central.h/a, landscaped yard. $79,500.
Mexico Beach: 3 bedroom, 1 bath house on nice corner lot, $50,000.
Port St. Joe: Newly painted 3 bedroom, 1 bath home in good residential neighborhood. Has many
features including central h/a, carpet, ceiling fans, breezeway with new carpet, outside storage,
Port St. Joe: Good investment on this duplex. Owner will finance, $48,500.
Port St. Joe: Attractive 3 bedroom, 1 bath home on quiet tree lined street. Has extra large kit-
chen, double car garage. Only $55,000.
Beacon Hill: Charming 2 bedroom cottage fully furnished including dishwasher, deep freezer,
washer, dryer, gas stove, refrigerator. Has new carport, fenced yard.
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: 2 bedroom, 1 bath, central heat & air, carpet, new kitchen, deck, gulf view. Only
North Port St. Joe: 3 bedroom, 1 bath, remodeled kitchen, new roof. Now only $12,500.
St. Joe Beach: Extra large'home 2 blocks from beach, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, new carpet, new kit-
chen. Now only $35,000.
St. Joseph Shores: Owner will listen to offers on this 3 acres with 231' of highway frontage.
Howard'Creek, New Listingl.7 acres mol of good hunting land, $9,500.
Port St. Joe, New Listing: Nice commercial lot 75'x150'. $11,500.
Port St. Joe, New Listing: 2 lots in nice residential neighborhood. $22,000.
White City, New Listing: 6 lots, $6,000.
Ward Ridge: 2 lots 75'xl85' each to be sold together. $16,000.
Mexico Beach: Owner wants to sell. 2 lots beach ri d wyv.V pan be used commercial, make
Mexico Beachs Possible owne refinancing on this 100'xl00' lot on Texas Drive. $10,000.
St. Joe Beach: Price reduced on corner lot, $10,500.
St. Joseph Shores: 80' Gulf Front, Hwy. 98 to water.
Port St. Joe: Close to business district 50'x170', $8,000.