The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: December 8, 1988
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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City Adding $1.5 Million Generator to WW Plant

DER Requires Back-up Electric Supply

After 1985 Hurricane Interrupts Service

Chief Deputy Jack Davila of the Gulf County Sheriffs Department and Port St. Joe Police Chief Carl
Richter examine part of the loot recovered from a Port St. Joe robbery.

Three Men Arrested...

Joint Effort of Police, Sheriffs Department, Recovers
Most of $6,000 Loot Taken from Local Business
Three men have been jailed Michael Dunn, 32, 231 Avenue A they removed.
on charges connected with a and John Boykin, 26 of 250 Av- Richter said the pair took 13
breaking and entering in the enue C. Both are recently re- rifles and shotguns, two camcor-
Western Auto Store last week, leased from state prison and ders and two rifle scopes and a
where nearly $6,000 worth of were charged as being a felon in quantity of change out of the
guns, camcorder cameras and possession of a firearm. store's register.
other items were taken on the Also charged was Jason Le- Richter said all but some of
night of November 28. wis, 248 Avenue p.for.D pfs_ o .. the guns had been recovered by
So']int ihvesfgallon by Por of a short barrel rifle and pos- Tuesday evening, after a joint
St Joe Police and the Gulf Coun- session of a.firearm by a felon. investigation by the Police and
ty Sheriffs Department has re- According to Port St. Joe Po- the Sheriffs Department.
suited in two ex-convicts being lice Chief Carl' Richter, Dunn Richter said the investiga-
charged with the actual burglary and Boykin entered the Western tion led to tips by citizens, who
and a third man charged with Auto Store after breaking claimed to have knowledge of.
possession of some of the stolen through a rear window. After the theft.
items, their burglary was completed, Investigation by officers of
Charged with burglary, and they re-closed the window, but the current theft also led to a so-
dealing in stolen property are could not replace the iron bars (Continued on Page 3)

Hurricane Kate left more than
a memory of 1985. It also left a de-
termination by the Department of
Environmental Regulation that
Port St. Joe would construct an
emergency power system at the
Wastewater Treatment Plant to
take care of like emergencies in
the future.
As a result of this determina-,
tion, the Commission sent out a
call for bids this week to construct
a 300 KW generating plant at the
WWP, estimated to cost approxi-
mately $1.5 million.
The power generation system,
a requirement by DER, is expected
to be on line the end of 1989 and
will provide electrical power to
take care of all vital operations of
the plant in the event of a power
failure. During the 1985 storm,
the treatment plant, which is
powered totally by electricity, was
without the service for four days.
The electrical generation sys-
tem will have not more than three
generator sets, powered by natu-
ral gas or diesel, producing at
least 2280 kw of usable power.
Included in the system will be
Sa switchgear building, a generator
building and an addition to the
existing electrical equipment
building. It will also include a re-
working of the existing switch-
yard, new switching gear and a
new 3,000 KVA transformer and
replacement of some existing bur-
ied primary service cable.
Plans now are to utilize the
new electric generating facilities
to meet power demands during
peak load periods of the day,
when the WWP rate increasps dra-
matically. The plant's electrical
energy charge fluctuates from ap-
proximately two cents to around
seven cents each day, depending
on the time of day. The monthly
electric bill at the bill averages
around $70,000 per month, year
Attorney William J. Rish ad-
vised the Commission Tuesday
night that the State Department

of Transportation has agreed to a
plan to replace the signal light at
the intersection of Second Street
and Highway 98.
The DOT wants the light re-
moved because of lack of vehicu-
lar traffic to justify its operation.
The City Commission wants to
keep the light operable during
daylight hours to facilitate pedes-
trian traffic crossing this inter-
Rish said Charles Dunn,
Highway Safety engineer of the
Chipley office of DOT has agreed
to the light being in operation if
the City will purchase an ap-
proved DOT signal set-up and put
it into operation.
Rish said Dunn advised an ap-
proved light would cost around
$8,500. He would also require that
the DOT install the light to their
Rish said Dunn seemed agree-
able to work with the City in the

matter, but insisted the signal
and; installation follow state
"In other words", Rish said,
'They'll put it in and we'll pay for
The required light would have
a lamp pod hanging in each lane
of traffic, rather than the single
lamp installation which is in
place now.
In other business matters, the
-Agreed to help finance an
adult basketball program in the
Elementary School gym at a cost
of $800.
-Agreed to take bids on
painting the inside of the water
treatment plant.
-Delayed considering bids
on its group health insurance pro-
gram until the December 20 meet-

Write Letters to Santa

Early for Xmas Issue

Don't look now, but Christmas is screaming up on you from
the outside lane and before you know it, the favorite season of
the year will be here.
Two weeks from today, you will be reading the Christmas
issue of The Star and getting ready for the annual visit of Santa
A visit from Santa Claus would not be complete without
first writing him a letter and writing Santa a letter means The
Star is getting ready to print all letters to Santa. received in our
office prior to the printing of the Christmas edition on Tuesday,
December 20.
Each year, crowds of kids put their wishes on paper, ad-
dress to Santa Claus, Care of The Star, P.O. Box 308, Port St.
Joe. Florida 32456. and before Santa makes his annual trip the
letter is printed in The Star, then sent on the the merry old
Kids are cautioned not to wait until the last minute to write
their letters. Write them today and get them in. The letters will
be set up in type and then forwarded on. Write yours today, kids,

Even with interesting and fac-
tual addresses by U.S. District
Judge William Stafford and Sec-
retary of State Jim Smith, the fa-
vorite utterance of the two day
celebration were the words of
Mayor Frank Pate.
Pate, who was upset because
Governor Bob Martinez didn't
show up at Florida's 150th birth-
day, nor did he send a representa-
tive. Mayor Pate expressed his
chagrin at the Governor's lack of
participation and drew a warm
response from the approximate
600 people who were gAthered
around the speaker's platform
Saturday afternoon.
Pate remarked afterward, "He
could have sent someone to repre-
sent him ... even if he had to get
- the janitor to come".
All things considered, the two
day celebration turned out to be
an enjoyable occasion for the sev-
era thousand people who attended
the Friday and Saturday pro-
grams, held in perfect but crisply
cool weather.
Friday afternoon, in a cere-

mony primarily for school stu-
dents, secretary of state Jim
Smith gave the students a history
lesson when he reminded them of
how Florida's Constitution was,
first drawn here 150 years ago
and has been re-written and
amended over the years.
Mayor Frank Pate was hand
delivered a proclamation from
Governor Bob Martinez by the
Gulf Coast runners, who started
from Tallahassee Thursday at
noon in the relay run to Port St.
Joe. The running team arrived in
Port St. Joe about 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, the celebration
started at 8:30 when historic ex-
hibits were opened in the Elemen-
tary School gymnasium which
catered to the curious and inter-
ested all day long.
The largest parade Port St.
Joe has ever seen started on a
route through downtown Port St.
Joe and to the Centennial park
where an afternoon of celebration
was indulged in by large crowds.
Judge Stafford delivered the
(Continued on Page 3)

Fires Kill One; Destroy Home Near Overstreet

Fires in the

county left one

man dead arid a woman and her two children homeless during the

Members of the Beaches Volunteer Fire Department fight a blaze which destroyed the mobile home of
Mrs. Pam Underwood, located near Overstreet.

past week.
Dead was James Wesley Car-
penter, age 20, of Wewahitchka,
who died of smoke inhalation
when his home caught fire early
Sunday morning.
Investigation determined the
fire started in the vicinity of a
kitchen range. Carpenter was
alone in the living room of the
home when the fire started and
was overcome by smoke. He per-
ished in the fire.
The Carpenter home was lo-
cated on Highway 71 near Wewa-
hitchka. The deceased was em-
ployed by MK Ranch and had been
a resident of Wewahitchka all his
Thursday afternoon of last
week, an Overstreet family was
left homeless when the mobile
home in which they lived between
Overstreet and Wewahitchka
caught fire in the kitchen and was
totally destroyed.
Mrs. Pam Underwood and her
two children were in the home
when it caught fire and Mrs. Un-
derwood ran to a neighbor's house
to get help, but it was too late to
save the home or its contents.
The home was a complete -loss
according to Carey Floore, owner.

From left, Junior Miss candidates, J. Lee Johnson, Michele
Taylor, Patria Mathes, Katonya Gardner, and Yolanda Daniels.

Jr. Miss

Will be Selected Saturday Night
The 21st annual Junior Miss program for Gulf County will be held
Saturday evening, with the pageant festivities to start at 7:30. The pa-
geant will be held in the Commons Area of Port St. Joe High School.
The 1989 Junior Miss will be selected from a field of 10 young la-
dies; nine from Port St. Joe and one from Wewahitchka. The girls are
judged on a personal interview, poise and appearance, physical fitness ,
scholarship and talent.
Participants this year are: J. Lee Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert, Johnson; Michele Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney
Bramton; Patria Mathes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Mathes; Ka-
tonya Gardner, granddaughter of Mrs. Ethel Gardner; Yolanda Daniels,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Daniels; Christy McDaniel, daugh-
ter of Terry McDaniel and Cathy McDaniel; Laney Howell, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Howell; Tracy Melvin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
James Melvin; Jennifer Moore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Levins
and Casi Gandy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Gandy.

Junior Miss candidates, from left: Christy McDaniel, Laney
Howell, Tracy Melvin, Jennifer Moore and Casi Gandy.

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The Governor

Didn't Come

Editorials and Comments




Stand Pat!

We can all be proud of our nation for standing pat in the face
of pressure to allow Yasser Arafat to come to the United States
to spew forth his peculiar brand of propaganda, using the au-
gust forum of the United Nations as his platform.
Arafat wants us all to believe he is willing to bury the
hatchet in the Middle East and he and his followers are willing
to allow the current conditions to stand and the status quo to
prevail. He would have us believe his band is giving up terror-
ism and they are now the good kids on the block.
And 151 voting members in the United Nations believed
this is his new avowed purpose while two voting members be-
lieve he is trying to snooker everyone. The United States and
Israel feel Mr. Arafat has not changed one iota, but is merely
using new words to get himself in a position where he might be
able to use his wiles on the world audience.
To the credit of Secretary of State George Schultz he has
stood firm after declaring Arafat could not have a visa to enter
this country to make his appearance before the UN. He hasn't
let the pressure from other nations promoting terrorism and
international lawlessness sway his decision to deny Arafat his
wishes just because he has decided he wants to come and talk.
Likely, if Arafat had been as quick to listen to the United
States back when we tried to persuade him to intervene with
the air hijackers, the terrorists and those holding so many of
our people hostage against all international law, over in Ara-
fat's own back yard, he might get a more sympathetic ear from
our State Department today.
But, after failure to run the Jews into the sea after nearly 40
years, Mr. Arafat has come up with the idea it might be easier to
persuade them to go wading than it will be to shove them in. So,
a trip to New York to speak before the United Nations is in or-
der to promote his newest idea designed to get just what he
wants. We don't believe there is one point of cooperation in
him, anywhere.
It might be our- cynicism showing, but we fail to accept the
premise, that Arafat would still be the big Arab in Palestine if
he were truly going tp cooperate to any degree at all with the
United States or the nation of Israel.
A visit to the United States and the United Nations just
gives respectability to his lie he would sell to the world.
Mr. Arafat's visit to the UN and our nation would be a mat-
ter of allowing the'fox to explore in the hen house with diplo-
matic immunity, to our notion.

A Vote of Thanks

Port St. Joe was more than a gracious host this past week
end for the state's Sesquicentennial celebration. We weren't
over run with visitors from other places, but our own people
had a new and modem dose of their considerably important
past brought to their attention and even displayed before all of
the state which would take the time to watch.
Even though we. might be a small insignificant town, wor-
thy 6f only the description, "35 miles east of Panama City .",
when something happens, the fact that the state of Florida had
its legal beginning' heie' will situate us squarely in the middle of
one of the most important happenings for the state of Florida.
It makes Port St. Joe just as important to Florida as Philadel-
phia is to the United States of America.
The celebration Saturday marked the day that beginning
happened out near the Oak Grove community 150 years ago
and that can't be taken away from us.
Right here we feel it is our duty as well as our privilege to
give our congratulations to those members of the St. Joseph
Historical Society who were responsible for leading our com-
munity through this celebration and arranging for all the spe-
cial activities which were presented during the two day event.
It wasn't an easy job. Even though we weren't actively in-
volved in the planning, we still know it wasn't an easy job.
Somebody put an awful lot of personal hours into doing some-
thing for their community without any remuneration except
the satisfaction of knowing that it was done.
We know there were others involved, but the primary ones
we know of who directed the planning were Mrs. Charles Clar-
dy and Mrs. James T. McNeill. These two ladies were joined by
several other people in promoting and planning the sesquicen-
tennial celebration and our city owes them a vote of thanks .
until they're better paid.

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r" 'er Dit Kes by Kesley Colbert

Does A Barn Yard

Shovel Fit Your Hand

It was back about 1966. I was
visiting my college roommate's
hometown of Marrianna, Arkan-
sas. Cody and I had driven out to'
the co-op that his father operat-
ed. After showing me around, Mr.
Hayes got to telling me about the-
time a young man came in look-
ing for work. "Mr. Hayes, my name
is Harold Jenkins and I'm looking
for temporary work. I don't want a
permanent job 'cause I'm going to
be a great rock and roll singer
some day."
Well, the fellow didn't getfthe
job, but don't feel too sorry for
him, in 1957 young Harold
changed his name to Conway
Twitty and has gone on to have
more number one hits than any-'
body else ever in the singing
business. I got to see Conway do-
ing "It's Only Make Believe" in the
summer of 1968. He was making
his transition from rock and roll
to country about that time and
had just released his first number
one country hit, "Next In Line,"
which is still my favorite C.T..
song, I didn't get a chance to ask
him if he remembered Mr. Ross

As you all know by now I fell
In love with Loretta Lynn In 1961.
I'd fight anyone who tried to tell
me that Kitty Wells and Patsy
Cline were the only two real fe-
male singers around. I spent a
"little" time during my high school
days sitting in Frank's Dairy Bar
listening to A-13 ("Before I'm Over
You"), C-10 ("Happy Birthday")
and most especially D-3 ("Blue
Kentucky Girl"). I had the privi-
lege of meeting Loretta Lynn that
same summer I first saw Conway.
She is, without a doubt, the most
countries person I've ever said
howdy to. And if you could see
where I was raised, you'd under-
stand Just how far that statement
goes. It's been 20 years since we
met but I'll remember forever that
she took the time to stop and
speak. I cried unashamedly at the
announcement of her induction
into The Country Music Hall of
Fame. Listen, I've got her pictitre
hanging in the living room where
my children ought to be.
In 1963, Earl Wayne Thomas
borrowed his Dad's Chevrolet Ap-

ache pick up and we headed out
to Paducah, Kentucky. That was
quite a trip for a couple of young
high school boys but we were
a'going to see George Jones. I had
eight dollars we were going in
style. We sang "Why Baby Why",
"Who Shot Sam" and "White Light-
nin'" all the way to Paducah. Me
and Earl Wayne made it, Ferlin
Husky made it, the Jones' Boys
made it; George didn't.
Several years later I was in
college when I got word that
George Jones was a'going to be in
Chattanooga. I asked a friend if
he'd drive me over to the show. He
said, "George who?" I was just kid-
ding -- he wasn't really my friend.
He was just another uncultured
college intellectual. .1 hitch-
hiked all the wray to Chattanooga,
used my meal money to buy a bal-
cony seat and was a'humming
'"Why Baby Why" when they turned
the lights down. David Houston

made it, the Jones' Boys were bet-
ter than last time, even Tammy
made it; George, we were told, was
Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn,
George Jones Living Legends
and they were together in Talla-
hassee this past week. I was
tickled pink when a friend from
over there called and said he had
me a ticket. Ole Jim must know
somebody, we weren't sitting in
the balcony. I settled down in
near 'bout the best seat in the
house, put a chew in and got to
studying on a man sitting kinda'
across from me. He was an older
gentleman wearing no name
jeans, a flannel shirt, brogans, not
cowboy boots, and sporting a life-
time flat top hair cut. His face was
leather tough and deeply tanned
except for the white streak across
the top of his forehead. He didn't
take his John Deere cap off for
nothing except church, eating
and concerts. He had lived the life
that those slick Music City song-
writers have been trying to tell us
about for years. No doubt about it.
he was the genuine article. And I'd
bet my Coalminer's Daughter's
Songbook that he came to see
George Jones.
Now boys, here's where to-
day's story takes an unexpected
turn. George showed up. In fact he
came out first. Hey, when he's
there he don't mess around. I'd
been waiting 25 years and I
wasn't disappointed. The Old
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On Their Way to Bethlehem

IT WAS ABOUT THIS TIME OF YEAR THAT THE WISE MEN is. under construction now, and plans are being made for three
BEGAN THEIR JOURNEY TO BETHELEM. .The annual live na- nights of live display.
tivity depicted each year at the First United Methodist Church ; Watch next week for a schedule of times.

Christmas Is So Close You Can Hear Santa's 'HIo-Ho-Ho"

wallet and hold on tight. The
Christmas season is getting into
high gear and before you know it
there will be demands on your
hparded funds like you wouldn't
Also, it is time you started
spending part of that moldy legal
tender languishing in the secret
compartment of your billfold.
There's nothing but mold in my
secret compartment, but I felt it
was my civic duty to warn you
that it is later than you think.
It's time to begin shopping for
that new gown for your wife and
putting out information about the
size of your underwear and sox. If
it wasn't for Christmas, I surely
believe half, the women in this
world would have to sleep in the

buff and men would never have
any new underwear or sox.
And, let's not forget those
neckties, men. Christmas is a fa-
vorite time of the year for replac-
ing those gravy-stained mon-
strosities you received for
Christmas last year.
Not to get upset, though. It's
the giving of the gift and the
thought behind it which counts.
Never mind the pattern, color,
nor the size of anything you re-
I haven't put up my Christmas
tree yet. It's time to begin think-
ing about what to put under the
tree.and I don't even have a tree I
have got to put it in high gear or
Christmas is going to be here and
I won't even have, my "Ho-Ho-
Ho's" practiced.
I have thought of one thing. A
couple of weeks ago, when we were

on a trip to mother-in-law's house
for Thanksgiving, I saw several
patches of mistletoe growing .In
the top of some pecan trees near
Camilla, Georgia, and I thought it
would be nice if I could get a sprig
or two of that mistletoe to stick up
in the house somewhere.
That's a start, although, not a
very good one, because I didn't
stop and try to secure a sprig of
the green parasite.
But, I'm thinking of Christ-
I could do like an uncle of
mine used to do when I was a kid. I
could go down to the bank and
change some money into crisp
new $1.00 bills and put one in an
envelope for everyone on my list.
But, I'm afraid that in this day of
ten cent bubble gum. the $1.00 bill
idea would not settle the problem
of what to give for Christmas.
I might get by little A.J. He's
only two years old and the high-

light of his day is still a trip to the
store where he can pick any candy
bar he wants to buy and that big'
old stiff holding on to his hand to
keep him from getting run over,
will pay for it. A.J. thinks he al-
ready has it made. It's already
Christmas every day.

the groove [almost] for Christ-
mas. She has the Christmas mu-
sic tapes out and slips them in the
player ever so often.
There is no baking going on as
yet. Actually, there may not be
any baking this year, except to
give away to other people, because
Frenchie has me on a regimen of
slowing down on my intake of
good food. She is determined to
make me lose a few pounds and
she's doing it by nagging and bad-
gering me to stay from breads and
It's a tough assignment on

both our parts, persuading me to
lose a pound or two. It's hard to get
rid.of muscle, anyhow, and to get
rid of it here at the height of the
"goodie" season is, practically
more than a body can stand. : .
even a body of muscles.
Even so, I have managed to
take off about 10 pounds since
September, so if I live long
enough, I might manage to get rid
of another 20 pounds or so at
some point in time.
I confess, though, I don't see
much chance for success along
these lines for the next two or
three weeks.

I SHOULDN'T ADMIT to it, but
the radio [wash my keyboard out
with soap for typing that word]
stays on in the back shop all day
most days, to provide music for
the men at work back in that part
of the building, and there's been
hardly any Christmas music so

far this year.
If we must get into the Christ-
mas season early, the best way to
do it is with Christmas music. It's
just too. bad we play it only one
time a year. Christmas music is
some of the most beautiful music
there is.
All the churches in town are
already scheduling their Christ-
mas music programs and put arti-
cles in the paper calling attention
to the programs.
The Christmas decorations
are up downtown.
The stores are all decorated
and the colorful lights turned on.
Christmas trees are on sale in
most of the stores in town and the
air is getting crisp. My fireplace
has been on several nights this
month and I'm looking forward to
lighting it up even more.
So, before I forget it in the
rush which is building up, "Merry
Christmas season"

St. Joseph
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by Wendell Campbell

Silly Questions

People sometimes ask silly questions. Most people who ask
such questions are adults.
Questions are usually a request for information. Most chil-
dren ask questions for that reason. Children haven't been around
as long as we adults and don't know that much. They know much
more than we sometimes give them credit for, I think.
Adults, however, ask questions sometimes, it seems, just to
have something to say. And I'm guilty as most people. You proba-
bly are, too, if you think about it.
Some of the silliest questions I ask and har from time to
time are:
-Did you sleep well? Almost every morning/I ask. my wife and
children this silly question. How do they know how they slept?
Maybe they feel good, are rested and didn't wake up often, but
while they were sleeping they were asleep and, didn't know much
of what was going on. If I really want to kn"w how they sleep
maybe I should sit up and watch them. I
-How are you today? This one is more of a greeting than a
question. I ask that questions several times a day although, deep
down, I really don't want to know. What the heckled I've got prob-
lems of my own. One day, I fear, someone is going to stop me and
say, "I'm not doing well at all. Come over here and let me tell you
about it"
-How's your golf game? If there's anything a person doesn't
want to hear, it's how well or badly another person is playing golf.
Ask anyone who plays golf that question an anthey will bore you
to death with a lengthy, detailed, hole by hole answer. Ask me
and see.
-Did you buy the winning ticket? I always ask the person who
has just bought their lottery tickets) this silly question. Of
course they haven't bought the winning ticket! If We were some-
where in central or south Florida, that might be a reasonable
question. I don't believe anyone in the panhandle is going to win
the lottery.
-Now that you've won the lottery, will you continue working.
Talk about silly questions! They always ask the winners this
question when they go to Tallahassee to collect. The winners in-
variably answer, 'Well, I don't know. I probably will." Or, they will
say something even more stupid, like, 'Yes, I will continue work-
ing because I love my job." Do you think I would continue killing
bugs and working my fingers to the bone if I won several million
dollars? Would you?
-Are the fish biting? Fishermen are a funny lot. I put them
right up there with golfers. If you really want to hear some inter-
esting stories, ask someone who plays golf and fishes a few ques-
tions. One guy I know told me he fished with his golf glove on be-
cause the fish he caught ere so big the glove saved his left-hand
from getIng blistered and ruining his putting.
-How did you come out on your divorce? In the history of the
world I don't think anyone has ever settled a divorce to their sat-
isfaction. They may have won a battle or two, but they lost the
war; not to mention the kids, if any were involved.
-Where did you lost it? There's no wonder children think
adults are such idiots. My son tells me he lost his lunch money
and the first thing I say is, '"Where did you lost it, Son?' Need I say
-Is there a real Santa Claus? I don't ask this question be-
cause I know the answer. If you have doubts oir wonder about
this, read this column next week and I will glve you the cold, hard
'facts.. .dlectly fr6orfthe North Poletltt
.'* ". .

(Continued from Page 1)
lution of two other robberies in
the Port St. Joe area.
Chief Richter said Dunn Is
also being charged with a 1986
robbery of Duren's Grocery on
Highway 98. Boykin is also be-
ing charged with a November
robbery of the same store, now
Sthe St. JoeHull. Grocery. Chief
Richter said Boyki7's robbery
attempt was foiled when a bur-
glar alarm went of as he was,
'.gaining entrance, causing him
to flee the scene. /

to the Editor

Dear Editor.
'I think everyone in Port St.
Joe as well as our visitors were
pleased with the good planning
and outcome of the celebration
for our Florida Sesquicentennial.
The weather couldn't have coop-
erated more. Everyone was order-
ly and nice and the hospitality of
our businesses was great. Howev-
er, I feel that these people who
worked and planned for over a
year were not thanked publicly so
I would like to say thank you
Charles and Lenorh Clardy and
Mrs. Ida Ethel Browne for your
untiring efforts and expertise in
making our celebration a suc-
Emmie Joines

Kesley from page 2
Possum can still sing it in any
gear you want. I was nodding in
approval as he sang "She came to
Ssee him one last time and we all
wondered If she would.. ." when
my flat top friend Jumped up and
yelled, 'You tell'em George." My
sentiments exactly.
It was an absolutely great
evening, mostly because George
showed up. Now, don't get me
wrong, Conway can flat out sing
and Loretta never sounded better
but it was a little downhill after
George left the stage. He was that
good. He didn't do "Why Baby
Why" but I can understand.
George, Mr. Flat Top and myself
were the only ones there that
would have remembered it any-
I got home about two in the
morning and called Earl Wayne.



'Love Lights A

Tree for Cancer"
A new program, "Love Lights A Tree" is be-
ing inaugurated in Port St. Joe by the Wewa-
hitchka State Bank in conjunction with the
American Cancer Society. By making a dona-
tion, a patron can purchase an angel or a light
which will be used to decorate a tree in the lob-
by of the Wewahitchka State Bank, Port St. Joe
A $25.00 donation will purchase a large an-
gel, $10 a small angel or $5 will purchase a
light. Each will be tagged with the donor's
name and used to decorate the tree, which will

be on display until December 23. After that
time, donors may pick up their angel or light, or
a member of the American Cancer Society will
deliver it if requested.
This is an excellent means to not only
make a donation to the American Cancer Soci-
ety, but also to honor someone you love, or in
memory of a loved one. Help fight cancer by
making your donation today. All proceeds will
go to the Port St. Joe Unit of the Cancer Socie-
Donations may be made by going by the
bank, or by calling Ken Murphy, President of
the local unit of the American Cancer Society,
or 229-8226.
Bill Sumner, left, is shown above with Ken
Murphy, with the "Love Lights A Tree".

Xmas Tree

`Ligohting priniary address Saturday after-
t*" noon, reminding his listeners of
how the nation and Florida both
Everyone is invited to attend took freedom of and from religion
the First Annual Lighting of a as a prime building block for
Community Christmas Tree. their constitutions, and how both
Join us for the celebration the nation and state had contin-
and singing of Christmas carols ued to protect this particular right
as Mayor Pate throws the switch through their history.
to light tree on Friday, December Mayor Pate summed up the
9th at 6 p.m. at the Florida Na- two days of celebration when he
tional Bank Park. came to the microphone and said,
This will kick off the local "It's easy to see why Florida is
Toys for Tots Campaign with the such a great state. How could it be
cooperation of the local church- : anything else after having its be-
es. BealAUfication Committee.... ginning, in a great place like Port
Florida Power, and the Gulf Coun- AStJoel"
ty Senior Citizens. Mrs. Charles Clardy, whose
family is a long-time resident of
Port St. Joe, put the celebration
together serving as project chair-
,44 man of the sponsoring agent, St.

(Continued from Page 1)


Joseph Historical Society. There
wasn't a disgruntled face among
the "many people who attended
and participated in the celebra-

S _'_ a, 23rd
w" w E
Outside Bay County Call

Car Slips

Gear, Crashes

Into House
It was a surprised Clifford A.
Sanders Monday afternoon, when
his car suddenly decided to take
off from its parked position and
slam into the home of Robert Ho-
ward at St. Joe Beach.
Sanders, of Route 2, Port St.
Joe, had parked his 1987 Chevro-
let station wagon at the Florida
Bank Beach office drive-in win-
dow, then the vehicle suddenly
shot ahead, crossing the parking
area and slamming into the
The crash did an estimated
$2,000 damage to the car and
about $500 to the house; accord-
ing to Florida Hfighway Patrol
Trooper Jesse Evans.
An investigation of the acci-
dent revealed the accelerator
cable on the car had broken, put-
ting the throttle in a wide open
Sanders and his wife were
both shaken up and bruised by
the accident, but neither suffered
extensive injuries.

One by one
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Phyllis Cumbie Performs in GCCC Choir

On December 3 and 4, Mes-
siah was performed in Panama
City at Gulf Coast Community


Terri Gilley and James Wagner

To Wed December 10

Couple Exchange Vows

Mary Elizabeth Osga and Troy
Edward Taylor were united in

Words of
The -Fisher Family would like
to express their appreciation for
the prayers, flowers, cards, food
and love:received from our friends
during the time of the loss of our
father, Milton M. Fisher.
Thanks one and all. God bless
Family of Milton M. Fisher

20 words for $3.50
1st insertion, 5e
Call 227-1278

marriage on November 19 at St.
James Episcopal Church in Port
St. Joe. The double ring ceremony
was performed by the Rev. Jerry
R Huft.
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Osga of
Pensacola. The bridegroom is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis W. Tay-
lor of Port St. Joe. The bride's sis-
ters, Mrs. Cathy Goddette of Pen-
sacola and Mrs. Teresa
Wisniewski of Norwich, Connecti-
cut served as matron of honor
and bridesmaid. Amanda Wis-
niewski, the bride's niece, was
flower girl. Joe Strong of
Fairhope, Alabama, was best
man. Serving as usher was Jimmy
Rudd, the bridegroom's cousin.
Following a wedding trip to
Destin, the couple will reside in
Fairhope, Alabama.

Terri Lorraine Gilley and
James Audy Wagner will many on
Saturday, December 10 at 6:00
p.m. E.S.T. at the Highland View
Baptist Church in Port St. Joe.
The bride-elect's parents are
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Montgom-
ery, Sr. of Port St. Joe.
The groom-elect's parents are
Rev. and Mrs. Ron Wagner of St.
Joe Beach.
The bride-elect graduated

from Port St. Joe High School and
is employed as a secretary at the
T.H. Stone Memorial. The groom-
elect graduated from Sneads High
School and is employed as a park
ranger at T.H. Stone Memorial
Park on St. Joseph Peninsula
All friends and relatives are
invited to attend. A reception will
immediately follow in the fellow-
ship hall of the church.

'IU i

Sabrina Carol Beatty and David Anthony Gaskin


Mr. and Mrs. Jim Beatty wish I ESTABLISH
to announce the upcoming marri-
age of their daughter, Sabrina- CIA
Carol, to David Anthony Gaskin,
son of Mr. and Mrs. David D. Ga-:
skin. RJ l
The wedding will be an event B
of Friday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m.
C.S.T. at the First United Metho-'
dist Church of Wewahltchka. Rev. Shop
Charles Pettis will be performing Shovp I
the ceremony. A reception will
follow in the fellowship hall. I; .
All friends and relatives are GENERAL
invited to attend. ,
... .. ... ..

Daniel Thomas Welch

Daniel Is One
Daniel Thomas Welch will
celebrate his first birthday on
December 8th.
Daniel is the son of Dennis
Welch and Tammy McGee. He is
the grandson of Mr. and Mrs.
Tommy Lee Welch, Sr. and Mr.
James McGee, and Mrs. Edith
McGee. Great grandparents are
Mrs. Lillie Sims and Mrs. Ethel

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The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla.-- Thursday, December 8, 1988 Page 5A

Christmas Program Sunday at Mexico Beach Methodist

The First United Methodist
Church of Mexico Beach will
present its annual White Christ-
mas Program Sunday, December
10, at 6:00 p.m. (C.S.T.). The chil-
dren from the Taunton Family
Children' Home under the direc-
tion of Dr. John Anderson will
present "Thou Shalt Call His

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher L. Howell

Couple Are Wed
Theresa S. Byrd and Christo-
pher L. Howell were united in
marriage September 24, 1988 at
the Oak Grove Assembly of God
Church with the Rev. Dave Fer-
nandez officiating the ceremony.
Thalia Smith of Panama City
served as Maid of Honor. Brides-
maids were Laney Howell (sister
of the bridegroom) and Mary Ann
Byrd (sister of the bride).
Leon Howell (father of the
bridegroom) was the Best Man.
Groomsmen were John Sculley
(cousin of the bride) and Larry
Byrd, Jr. (brother of the bride).
9 Theresa is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Larry Byrd, Sr. of White
Christopher is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Leon Howell of Mexico
The couple will make their
home in Mexico Beach. The bride
is currently employed with Dr.
George Goodreau in Panama City,
and the bridegroom is employed
with St. Joe Forest Products Con-
tainer Division.

Name Jesus."
The Taunton Children in
presenting this program will ex-
emplify the true spirit of Christ-
mas in that it will be one chil-
dren's home helping raise funds
for another children's home-
The Methodist Children's Home.
The First United Methodist

Two local banking institutions celebrated
anniversaries last week here in Port St. Joe.
The Port St. Joe Branch of the Wewahitchka
State Bank celebrated its tenth year of opera-
tion last Friday with an open house. Shown

Church of Mexico Beach is striv-
ing to surpass its record last year
of donating more than $28.00 per
member of the church.
Refreshments will be served
immediately following the pro-
gram. The public is cordially in-
vited to attend.

above at the ceremonial cake cutting are, from
left, George Core, bank director, Bill Sumner,
bank president, Mrs. Dave Gaskin, her grand-
daughter, Mrs. Billy Traylor, and Frank Grad-
dy, bank director.

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The National Council of Alcoholism says the alcoholic
is "a person who is powerless to stop drinking and whose
drinking seriously alters his normal living pattern."
Alcoholics Anonymous says alcoholism could be
described as a "physical compulsion coupled with a
mental obsession."
Alcoholism is an illness! The alcoholic is just as sick as
the person with diabetes, tuberculosis or cancer. He has
lost control over his drinking and one drink means
another. Alcohol is seriously interfering with every
aspect of his life even though he may not admit it. If an
individual suspects he is an alcoholic he should go to his
family physician and discuss it.
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Beach AARP to Have Christmas Dinner

The Mexico Beach AARP will p.m. C.S.T. There will be a pay-as-
hold their first annual Christmas you-go bar starting at 6:00 p.m.
Dinner meeting at the Tyndall Air The dinner. will be followed by the
Force Base Officers' Club on installation .of officers for the
Thursday, December 8 at 6:30 coming year and the singing of
Christmas carols. Bus transpor-
tation to Tyndall will be provided,
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Sealed bids marked "SEALED BID Standby
Power Generation System Wastewater Treat-
ment Plant Improvements," will be received by
the Owner, City of Port St. Joe, for the construc-
tion of a project described as follows:
This project consists of furnishing and in-
stalling two, not more than three natural gas or
natural gas/diesel engine generator sets of at
least 2280 kw usable plant power with manual
paralleling equipment. A new Generator Building.
a new Switchgear Building and an addition to the
existing MCC Building Is included. Additional
electrical work includes the rework of the exist-
ing 15 KV switchyard., new 15 KV switchgear, a
new 3.000 KVA transformer and-replacement of
some of the existing direct buried primary cable
with new lead covered primary cable in conduit.
Proposals shall be addressed to the City
Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, P.O. Drawer A. Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456 and delivered no later than
10:00 a.m. on January 17. 1989, to the City Hall.
City of Port St. Joe.
Any bids received after the specified time
and date will not be considered.
All bids must be submitted in duplicate.
All bids must be made on the appropriate
Proposal Form, or an exact copy of the form, exe-
cuted in accordance with the "Instructions to
Bidders" and placed with attachments in a 9- x
12-inch envelope which shall be sealed and
marked as indicated above.
S' yAll bids must be accompanied.by aobid guar-
anty as described in the Contract 'Documents.
Each bid and bid guaranty shall remain firm and
binding for at least thirty (30) days following bid
opening to allow time for evaluation of bids.
The successful Contractor shall be required
to furnish performance and payment Contractor
Bond as described In the Contractor Documents.
Bids may be withdrawn prior to the date of
opening; however, no'proposal may be with-
drawn for a period of thirty (30) days after the
date of opening.
Plans. Specifications, and bid. forms are
available for inspection at the office of the Engi-
neer, Parrish Engineering, Inc., 1130 N.W. 23rd
Avenue, Galnesville, Florida 32609. Phone (904)
377-6668. They may be obtained from his office
upon receipt of $50.00. This amount represents
.publication costs and is not refundable.
The Owner reserves the right to accept or
reject any bid, or any combination of individual
aspects thereof, or to reject all bids, as the best
interest of the Owner may require.
Frsk Pate..Mayor
Publish: December 8 and 15, 1988.

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dinner are urged to be at the Fire
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SHARKS BASKETBALL: Kneeling, from left: Chris Bowen, J. Willie Smitfl, Russell Cherry, Terry Quinn, Nathan Peters, Kevin
J. Ray, Eric Langston, Reginald Larry, Cody Thomas, David Cox, Calvin Pryor and Tyrone Hamilton.
Barnes and Carlos Morris. Standing, from left: Coach Jim Belin,

Sharks Open Season with Two Wins

Port St. Joe's young basket-
ball team remained undefeated
Tuesday night, defeating the
Blountstown Tigers, 71-62 in the
Calhoun County gym.
The small but quick Sharks
were behind after three quarters
of play, but rode a strong 25-point
last period to win their second
game of the young season.

The Tigers took a one point
lead at the close of the first period
and build their lead to 39-30 at
the rest stop, but the Sharks came
back strong in the second half to
edge the Tigers.
Eric Langston led the Shark
point production with 26 points
for the evening. Willie Smith add-

Win A


The Gulf County Home Build-
ers Association has donated a
playhouse to the Gulf County
Senior Citizens to help buy meals
and pay for transportation. You
could win this beautiful play-
house. The drawing will be held at
2 p.m. on December 24th at the
comer of Reid Avenue and Fifth
Street where it is located.
The following businesses in
Gulf County are selling tickets:
Dot's Bakery, Buzzett's Drugs,
Video Merchants, Bill's Dollar
Store, WJBU, Sing Dell, Ham-
monds in White City, Dalkeith
Bait and Tackle, the Harper Real-
ty, and the Beach Combers at St.
Joe Beach.
Thank you for your support.



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ed 17 points. Richard Gatlin had
17 points for the Tigers.
The quick ball-hawking
Sharks kept the Tigers on edge all
night long, causing the Tigers to
turn the ball over time after time.
PSJ-Langston 11-2-26,
Smith 6-5-17, Cox 2-1-5, Thomas
1-1-4, Larry 4-0-6, Cherry 3-3-9,
Hamilton 1-0-2, Peters 0-0-0.
B'TOWN-Davis 2-5-9, Wil-
liams 3-0-6, M. Gatlin 6-1-14, R.
Gatlin 7-3-17, Donaldson 1-0-2,
Everett 5-4-14,.
PSJ, 69; FIA. HIGH 44
The Sharks out-scored the
Florida High Demons in every
quarter Friday afternoon, in the
season opener for the Sharks,
knocking off the Demons, 69-44.
Willie Smith paced the Shark

scoring with his 17 points for the
game. Three other Sharks scored
in double figures for the game,
with Eric Langston and Kevin Cox
with 11 points each and Reginald:
Larry bucketing 10 points.
Every Shark got on the scor-
ing board during the afternoon, as'
they handed the Demons their;
first defeat of the year.
The Sharks ran up 22 big,
points in the first period and con-
tinued to pour it on.
Eric Langston paced the-
Shark defense with 10 rebounds
and Russell Cherry had nine.
Scoring by quarters:
Port St. Joe, 22, 16, 15, 16-69
Fla. High, 18, 7, 7, 12--44
PSJ-Smith, 15-2-17, Lang-
ston 3-6-11, Cox 9-2-11, Larry 7-
3-10, Barnes 6-0-6, Hamilton 6-0-
6, Peters 2-0-2, Morris 2-0-2.



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The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 8,1988

Parade Scenes...

These Candid Shots Were Made at the
Sesquicentennial Christmas Parade

High School students combine Christmas and history in prize-winning float.

Part of crowd lines the streets.

Little Miss High Stepper


Choir belts out patriotic songs at Saturday's program.

Sec. of State Jim Smith
speaks of history.

'*1i d .iA^ ^ 4 A l^lt ^^ i
Sesquicentennial Queen Cindy Belin waves to the crowds

A &h I >

Mayor Pate receives Governor's Proclamation from
Leslie Faison, Gulf Coast Runner.

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Shriner and his 'kpirited"four-wheeler.

... and a do-si-do.

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Historical Society rereates Constitutional meeting
Historical Society re-creaes Constitutional meeting.


Mayor Frank Pate Mrs. James T. McNeill,
gives welcome address Historical Society President

J. C. Belin, President St. Joe Paper Company, an
enthusiastic supporter of Port St. Joe's role in state history.

Judge William Stafford
main ceremony speaker

Rep. Robert Trammell
represents state government


Page IB


Page 2B he Star, Port St. Joe, Fla.- Thmuday, December 8,198


A lumber ship with a German captain,

sabotaged in Port St. Joe Channel in '42

ByHermnan Jones

There are days in June, when
the blue waters of the deep Gulf
push their way to the coast, you
can peer over the side of your
boat aid gaze upon the broken
skeleton of an iron ship. A large
school of spadefish patrols this
old wreck and occasionally a sea
turtle will break the surface and
dive back down to repose under
chosen niches. In Spring, grouper
abound, but they are soon deci-
mated by summer spearfisher-
men. Yellow and blue' reef fish
also appear, having drifted with
the plankton from more southern
regions of the Gulf or Caribbean.
In late summer and fall, the
flounder arrive and use' the old
ship as a spawning ground.
This ship, which provided so
much life from her death, is .the
VAMAR, locally misnamed the
LUMBERSHIP for the cargo of"
lumber she carried on her last
voyage. Built in 191 in Middlebo-,
ro, England, she was 170 feet long
and 30 feet broad. She was chris-
tened the KILMARNOCK, Not a
sleek graceful vess.el she resem-
bled a banana-split dish with a
stack and pilot house In the mid-
dle. Her bow was blunt ind her
stem curved;, more like a ship
running backward .
After another nri ec ange to
CHELSEA, she was b' t by Ad-
miral Richard E. ^yrd, and re-
named after the explorer's moth-
used as a 'supply vessel between
New 'Zealand and Byrd's base in-
Antartica.'wHer .bow 'was rein-
forced to' withstand .the punish-',

Toward Understa

Ing ice.
In 1933, she was sold to the
Vamar Steamship Company of
Jersey City, New Jersey.
During March of 1942, VA-
MAR made her first and last visit
to Port St. Joe for a load of lumber
destined for the U.S. Navy Base at
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
S -Leaving St. Joseph's Bay she
entered the channel toward the
deep Gulf. While still in the chan-
nel the crew was alarmed by the
Chief Engineer running up from
below and shouting that water
was pouring in. It was too late to
save her and she settled on her
stern in 25 feet of water on the
Bell Shoal. With its pilot house
standing above the waves, the
Screw and their belongings were
taken off by harbor pilot, Melvin
-: For awhile a watchman was
kept on the pilot house as the
lumber and parts of the ship were
salvaged. Her Cuban crew was
p.._ent home while her Yugoslav
captain and second mate stayed
at the Port Inn to handle the sal-
vage of the ship. ,
Lrter it was learned that the
captain was, actually German and
That the ship had been scuttled to
prevent the cargo from reaching
the Navy Base. The captain soon
served out the remainder of the
war In a federal prison.
The.ship gradually lay over on
her p6ort' (left) side and the sea be-
gan her transformation from ship
to' artificial reef. A buoy was
placed on it until after the war
when nthe Corps of Engineers
blasted it down so as not to re-
strict navigation.
'. Today the VAMAR resembles


Torture 'Unknown

In Our Country

B *PR 4V Jerry.H.zft 4 i etteergaeleased.or received
St. James Episcopal Church bter tatment after 'the letter
writing network was nut into ac-

Most of us don't think much
about torture. But torture is a real
fact of life for large numbers of'
people in the world.
Torture and political deten-
tion are standard practice in nu-
merous countries. And these
practices are overlooked in many
other countries.
We, in the U.S.A. are sheltered
from this reality. Our constitution
and the laws of the land protect;.
us. But what about other people. .'
who live under oppression? What,
hope Is there for them?
In most of Asia, Africa, Latin
America, and the Middle East it is
possible for citizens to be de-
tained without trial or counsel. It
Is possible to be tortuired",sexual-
ly abused. and even killed without
due process. '
How can this 'be?, How can
people be so cruel to one anoth-
er? Is there anythingweo can do to
This evil reality is possible
because of sin and the effect of
Satan in the world. Individuals,
and whole nationsare capable of
selling out to evil influences.
People can be cruel to one
another when they become self-'
ish, thoughtless, and godless.
Cruelty begins when we focus on
ourselves while turning our backs
on God and our neighbor.
Christians can. do something
about torture and human rights
violations. We can become active
in the political process by letting
our representatives know how we
feel. We can support human
rights movements like Amnesty
International. And we can be
watch dogs in our-own communi-
Scores of human rights viola-
tions have been corrected by the.
letter writing network of Amnesty
International and other groups
which petition' heads of state and
government officials. For .in-
stance, surveys show that be-,
tween 40 and 45% of the prison-
ers who have received attention.
from Amnesty International have

The point I am making is that
every individual counts. Every hu-
.man rights violation is a violation
'" against all of God's children. And
every prayer, and every measure
of energy expended, in behalf of
our oppressed brothers and sis-
ters is Important.

The First United Methodist'
Church of Port St. Joe has plans
for this holiday season. At the top
of the list is the first annual light-
ing of the' community Christmas
tree on Friday, December 9 at ap-
proximately 5:30-6:00 p.m. (as
soon as it gets dark) at the Flori-
da, National Bank Park. The com-
munity is encouraged to attend,
help sing Christmas carols and
join in the fun.,.
The Children's Choir and
Handbell Choir Vill present their
White Christmas Program on
Sunday evening, December 11, at
6:00 p.m. The program will be un-
der the direction of Jonj Pohl and
Carol Cathey. Everyone is en-
couraged to attend this service
and join them for Christmas car-
oling around the community.
The Chancel Choir will
present a -Christmas Cantata
Sunday night, December 18, at
6:00 p.m. The Cantata will be un-
der the direction of Mrs. Ann
Comforter, who wrote and com-
posed it. This is a must for the
whole family.
There will be a "come and go"
Christmas Eve Communion Ser-
vice at the Church from 6:30 to
8:00 p.m. Make your Christmas
the "real one" by coming with your
family to the special Holy Com-
The church will present its
"Living Nativity Scene" December
18, 19 and 20. The Sunday even-
ing setting will begin following

little of her former self. The mid-
section has collapsed into huge
sheets of iron while the bow has
been blasted and scattered. Only
the stem, lying on Jts side, is
clearly discernible. Ever so slowly
the VAMAR returns to the sea.
The rust dissolves, the sands cov-
er, and the storms batter. In a
century or so it will be gone. But
for now, it is a great place to dive;
providing fish for dinner, colorful
tropicals for my classroom
aquarium, and; when the sands
drift and uncover their secrets,"
gleaming brass portholes, lights,

the conclusion of the Christmas
The scene will begin with the
singing of Christmas carols and a
brief meditation.
Christmas comes .on Sunday
this year and the First United
Methodist Church should be full
of Christians rejoicing and giving
thanks and praise for God's "un-
speakable" gift of Jesus Christ
our Lord.
There will be no evening ser-
vice on the 25th.
Everyone is encouraged to
join the First United Church of
Port St. Joe for worship services
and fellowship throughout the
Christmas season.

For Life
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*Permanent Life.
*Term Life.
*Universa; Life.

403 Monument Avenue
Office: 229-6514
Like a good neighbor. State Farm is there

Dr. Stephen J. Gross

is pleased to announce the
opening of his private office at
Phone 227-1121

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VAMAR, decks stacked with lumber, taken around 1935.

cooking utensils, and other relics
await. Mementos of history, saved
for the future to remind us of the
fading past.


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Diver Herman Jones with items from the VAMAR. The copper
and brass hot water pot, a brass porthole, and steam valve dated

Don't let your comfort and the
shelter of our great land let you
forget the needs of others. And am
furthermore, let's be alert for ine-
quities in our own back yards.
Don't let the cries of a.child, or,
elderly person, or some power- S O
less person go unanswered. You
may be the only one who hears. Sensational L
You may be the one God has cho- -
sen to help a desperate soul. \ n f Sple

Saturday, Dec. 9 -

Groups add $1.00 per person
Age 12 & up pay additional deposit

Costin's Dept. Store
Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe

10 a.m. to 5p.m.


Methodists Set Plans for

Christmas Season Activities

I)h#ordersti.f rhe fmit ,~


State Farm Life Insurance Company
Home Office: Bloomington. Illinoisy

Holiday Bus and School Hours Announced

The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. -Tluruday, December 8, 1988 Page 3B

Band Boosters Announce Winners
of Saturday, December 3 Give-Away

Due to Christmas holidays
and exams, school will be dis-
,missed early on Tuesday, Decem-
ber 20, and Wednesday, Decem-

James Wesle:
James Wesley Carpenter,-20,
of Wewahitchka, passed away
Saturday night, December 3, at
his home. He was a native and
lifelong resident of Wewahitchka
and was employed by M&K
He is survived by his wife, Yo-
landa Carpenter; and one son,
Donald Wesley Carpenter; his fa-
ther, Chick Carpenter of Greens-
boro; mother, Martha Carpenter
of Quincy; two brothers, Dan Car-
penter of Greensboro and Coty
Beatty of Quincy; two sisters,
Donna Beatty of Wewahitchka
and Kelly Shiver of Greensboro;
grandparents, Gene Armstrong
and Vera Mae Armstrong of We-
wahitchka and Alvin Carpenter,

Mrs. Kennedy

Nancy Vallie Kennedy, 85,
passed away on Tuesday, Novem-
ber 22 in White City. She was a
resident of Gulf County for the
past 28 years and was a member
of the Oak Grove Assembly of God
She is survived by two sons,
Rev. Talmadge Kennedy of Oak
Grove and Harvie D. Kennedy of
Port St. Joe; five daughters, Ollie
V. Neal of White City, Nellie Ste-
wart of Donalsonville, Georgia,
Mavis Flight of Jacksonville, Lot-
'tie C. DeAndrea of Cocoa Beach
and Myree Snow of Lake Worth;
two grandchildren; 20 great
grandchildren; and one great
great grandchild.
Services were held Friday, No-
vember 25th at the Oak Grove As-
sembly of God Church with Rev.
David Fernandez and Rev. Tal-
madge Kennedy officiating. Burial
tWas in the family plot in Donal-
sonville, Georgia. Active pallbear-
ers were Marty Neel, James Her-
sey, Rubert Stewart, Randy
Stewart, Stan Kennedy and Steve
Kennedy. All services, were under.
the direction of Gilmore Funeral

ber 21.
The following is a bus sched-
ule for early dismissal:
Port St. Joe

y Carpenter

Sr. of Panama City. '
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, December 6 at Jehu Ce-
metery with the Rev. Charles Pet-
tis officiating. Interment followed.
All services were under tie dire.-
tion of Comforter Funeral Home-
Wewahitchka Branch Chapel.

Mrs. Pelham

Mrs. Wfllfe Mae Pelham, 85,
passed away Saturday evening,
December 3, in Lynn Haven. A na-
tive of Enterprise, Alabama, she
lived, most of her life in Graceville.
She was a member of the Honey-
ville Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son,
Wilmer Pelham of Graceville;
three daughters, Joyce Peters of
Honeyville, Barbara Maped of
Panama City, and Betty Abra-
hamson of Lynn Haven; 10 grand-
children and six great grandchil-
dren; one brother, Charlie Brock
of Tallahassee and sister-in-law,
Jessie Brock of Graceville.
Funeral services were held on
Monday, December 5 at the Hon-
eyville Methodist Church with the
Rev. Norman Hodges and the Rev.
James Savage officiating. Inter-
ment followed in Galilee Cemet-
ery in Graceville.
All services were under the di-
rection of Comforter Funeral

Clyde Espenshade

Clyde Espenshade, 78, of Port
St. Joe passed away Friday, De-
cember 2. He had been a resident
of this area for a short time. He
was a retired truck driver, and a
member of the Teamster Union
Local 776.
He is survived by one brother,
Robert Espenshade of Summer-
dale, Pennsylvania and one sister,
Helen Cline of Texas.
Funeral services were held by
Sullivan Funeral Home in Enola,'
Pennsylyania on Wednesday, De-
cember 7.

North Port St Joe Elementary
- 12:15
Port St. Joe Elementary -
Port. St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High -
Highland View Elementary
(Curlee) 11:45
Highland View Elementary
(Pate) 12:15
Highland View Elementary
(regular run) 12:45
Wewahitchka (CT)
Main Street Site (WES) 12:20
Linton Site (WES) 12:25
Wewahitchka High School -
Wednesday, December 21
Port St Joe
North Port St. Joe Elementary

- 11:50
Port St. Joe Elementary -
Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High -
Highland View Elementary
(Curlee) 11:20
Highland View Elementary
(Pate) 11:50
Highland View Elementary
(regular run) 12:20
Wewahitchka (CT)
Main Street Site (WES) 11:50
Linton Site (WES) 11:55
Wewahitchka High School -
Lunch will be served on Tues-
day, December 20, but will not be
served on Wednesday, December

Port St. Joe High School

Shark News

By: Hilda Cosme

The Port St. Joe Band Boost-
ers announce the winners of their
give-away last Saturday, Decem-
ber 3, at the Sesquicentennial
Celebration. The winners were:
1st Rudy Pippin HI of Wewa-
2nd Chester Middleton of
Port St. Joe
3rd C. Fitzgerald of Port St.

4th Jay Hanner of Rt. 2 Port
St. Joe
5th Mike Miller of Rt. 2 Port
St Joe
The Band Boosters would like
to thank the committee and. busi-
nessmen for their support of the
Band of Gold.


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The Port St. Joe Basketball
team got off to a fantastic start
with a victory over Florida High.
Their next game is Tuesday, De-
cember 6th, against Blountstown
at &00 p.m.
It's time again for the Gulf
County Junior Miss Pageant. The
ten girls participating in this
event are as follows: Yolanda
Daniels, Casi Gandy, J. Lee John-
son, Laney Howell, Christy McDa-
niel, Katonya Gardner, Tracy Mel-
vin, Jennifer Moore, Michele
Taylor, and Patty Mathis. This
promises to be a very exciting and
entertaining show. It will take
place this Saturday, December
10th, at 8:00 p.m.
The Senior National Honor
Society Installation will be held,
Wednesday, December 7th, at


9:00 a.m. The students that will be
inducted to the. Honor Society
must meet very stiff criteria. They
must be at least in the 10th grade
and have maintained a 91.0 G.P.A.
They must, also be ,evaluated by
the faculty in four virtues: Schol-
arship, Service, Leadership, and
Character. To those students I
wish a very sincere congratula-

VFW, Auxiliary

Meet December 13

The members of the John C.
Gainous Post 10069 V.F.W. and
the Ladies Auxiliary will hold its
regular meeting on Tuesday, De-
cember 13th, at the Post Home in
Highland View at 7:30 p.m.

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The St. Joseph Hist

SEssay, Poetry an


: Essay
Alyson Williams of Port St. Joe Elementary Scho
for first place with Tiffany Roux of Apalachicola
School; second place, Tiffany Hamilton of Rocky ]
Christian School ofNicevflle and third place, Stacie L
field of North Christian School of Tallahassee.,

FRAMING FLORIDA'S CONBTYrFTION and freedom from unreasonable search
S tibyefb fistpsure. Three branches of government, I
The framing of Florida's first constitution tive, executive, and judicial, were for
took place in the City of St. Joseph. St. Joseph was branch had their own way to keep the
Sone of the fastest growing cities in Florida, and branches from becoming too powerful
w"ohen the people of St. Joseph heard the new con- the three branches did not have equal
stituion wasto be written in their town, they built cording .to the articles of the constitution
even more hotels. The names of the new hotels islative branch was the most powerful .
Were Manion Hoase. Tontine, Shakespeare, By-. branches. The governor, or executive b
ron House, German Ocean House and The Rail- elected for onlywone four year term and
road Cottage. Along with these new hotels special. granted power if the legislative brar
izing in 'La Quisine Francais" (french food), with him.
theaters, race tracks and gambling houses were Voting requirements are not the
ulit to enterLain the delegates and spectators ex- 'as they were provided'for by the.firstc'B
pecLed to attend the Cor aittiuonal Conventon. Only free, white men over 21 years olc
The convention began on December 3,1838, .. citizens of the United States and reside
in a newly built convention hall and lasted until da could vote then. Legal voters were a
January 11, 1839. The selected delegates worked -in the militia or legally exempt.
'straight through the 34 days without stopping dur- .In 1839, the constitution was ap
ing the Christmas and New Year holidays. Only years later in 1846, Florida entered the
three of the 56 delegates chosen to write the consti- slave state to balance the admission ol
Station did not sign the final product, free state. The constitution written an
The delegates chosen to write Florida's first in St. Joseph remained in force until th
constitution were some of the state's most famous and Reconstruction Era.
people. Most were planters, but three doctors, two The importance the old St.'Joseph
ministers, two newspaper editors, an innkeeper, a the first constitutional convention of Flo
..sea captain, a fisherman, a merchant, and some seen in the new Port St. Joe's constitu
lawyers were included in the group. Robert Ray- seum, the state monument and by r
mond Reid and William Duval were two of the names of Port St. Joe's major stre
most well-to-do people who attended the conven- streets, such as Reid, Garrison, and '
tion along with Richard Keith Call, the delegate nues serve as constant reminders of th
who called the convention together. Also attending 'who framed Florida's most important
..' :the convention were Robert Raymond Reid and Da- in St. Joseph.
vid Levy, two of statehood's strongest supporters.
David Yulee was Florida's first United States Sen. A LETTER TO ABIGAIL
'ator and the nation's first Jewish Senator. Reid byTiffnyRoux
was also chosen chairman of the St. Joseph consti- Te forFirhstPlace
tutional convention after serving as the first terri- January 12,1839
trial governor of Florida. John Branch, Florida's My dearest Abigail,
first state governor in 1844, also supported state- I shall be home with you soon, a
'ood. After Duval called roll on January 11, 1838, finished our work here. After thirty-fi
the constitution was ratified with a vote of 55 to deliberating, we have completed a frai
one. The one nay vote was the vote of Richard Fitz- Florida's future.
patrick of Dade County. Of the fifty-five delegates that wer
S Of Florida's five constitutions, the one in December, only forty-one remained
framed in St. Joseph was the first. The people of culmination. Thirteen of the twenty
Florida rieeded a constitution because the territory were represented and there were alsa
could not become a state without one. A written from foreign nations. Only three men
constitution is one of the necessary steps for a ter- Floridians, myself being one. The majoi
ritory to become a state, attending were lawyers and planters,
Framing Florida's constitution was not easy there were two ministers, two newspa
and certainly riot without argument. Some people a merchant, sea captain, fisherman
".id not want to become a state while others wanted course, me, the innkeeper. Oh, how I h
Sto join with the southern states. Disagreement our own dmall country inn. I trust yi
over becoming a slave state or a freestate was a boys have kept it well.
major problem. The planters, or the ruling class The first days of our meeting we
of Florida, wanted to protect the "peculiar institu- marily for debate. Many seemed to be
tion" of slavery. They wanted to enter the union as ing personal tests on othes. Some
a slave state to balance the admission of Kansas as seemed rather peculiar at first soon
/ free state. Some of the delegates suggested that important issues.
the territory be split and let the western part vote We have relied on the local town
for slavery. That suggestion was forgotten when deal during our stay here. The citizen
'the major slaveholder of Dade County argued that seph have been most hospitable through
east Florida would enter the union as a free state. ration of this convention. I may only p
When the constitution was finished January shall please them with our work.
S11, 1839, it contained three clauses dealing with Our adjournment on 7 December
slavery. The legislature could not free slaves, tunity for travel. Many of us made the
slave owners' could not be stopped from bringing Apalachicola. It was a most enjoyable
,'their slaves into the state, and free blacks could control most of the cotton and river train
otbe prohibited from entering Florida. bring all of you to see it some day.
The constitution contained a preamble and a Staying here without you and
bill of rights'which guaranteed many privileges to has been the hardest part for me, esp
the citizens of Florida. Some of these rights were ing the Christmas holidays. I have
freedom of religion, speech, press, trial by jury meals with a local family, and seeing
speh crss

toricalSociety is

d Poster Contest

our Sesquicentei

ol tied

h and sei-
the legisla-
med. Each
i other two
, although
I power ac-
in. The leg-
of the three
branch, was
d was only
ich agreed:'
same now
constitution '
I who were .'
nts of Flori-
eso enrolled
proved. Six
union as a
f Iowa as a
d approved
e Civil War
h held with
nrida can be
utional mu-
eading the
ets. These
Long Ave-
e delegates

is we have
our days of
mework for
e here early
I to see its
-six states
o four men
were native
rity of those
per editors,
in, and of
have missed
ou and the
re used pri-
ideas that
shaped into
folk a great
.s of St. Jo-
nhout the du-
ray that we
* left oppor-
short trip to
town. They
de. I hope to
the children
specially dur-
e taken my
ng the chil-

First place, A
School; second pi
tary School and B

dren's eyes as they opened their
tears of loneliness for you and ou
I will begin my journey ho
anxiously await my return to:
Your 1o

by TffanyHamilton, Si1
R-cyBay- Cheldai
My'purpose in this essay
the first Florida constitution wa
to prepare Florida for statehood,
called in St. Joseph, Florida, on
Fifty-six delegates were called to
this convention. Only three of th
originally from Florida. In fact,
originally from other countries,
were from the other twenty-six s
States. Most of the delegates we
years. Robert Raymond Reid was
the convention. Three of the d
convention would later become U
tors, two would become govern
them would become members of
This convention was calle
pare Florida for statehood. Aftk
cussing and editing a constitute
came to a conclusion on Januar
vote of fifty-five aye's and one n
stitution. After winningthe vot
bly, the constitution was taken
ratified in May of 1839. The peo
it, and 1,971 against it.
The constitution, first of a
division of government. It use
three branches like our coun
The first branch, the executive
the governor, who was elected tc
a secretary of state, a treasury
and an attorney general. These
were part of the governor's advi
The second .branch wa
branch, which was made up of I
House' of Representatives. This
was an attempt to satisfy both I
station and the representation by
pies. The Senate was the cha
representation was.fulfilled. Ea
less of population, elected one s
it for a term of two years. The I
tatives was the chamber where
population was fulfilled. Each d
population, elected a set amouri
to serve one year at a time. In
lation to be passed, both houses
.The third branch was the
which included all of the court
sists of the Supreme Court, the
the circuit courts, and the justice
The constitution provided
eminent would have the pow
banks. It also forbid bankers,
one who had participated in a
-for governor or legislature.
The constitution also dic
were to be qualified, elected, or
ument made provision for w
when and how the elections to,

pleased to announce our Over-all winners for our

We appreciate each one's participation to help

nnial Celebration Contest a success.

Poetry Poster
Adriane Y. Joseph of Apalachicola High First place, Steven Miller of Highland View Elemein-
lace, Dusty Daniels of Port St. Joe Elemen- tary;, second place, Fanta Harris of Faith Christian School
ena Baker of Wewahitchka High School of Port St. Joe and Jessica Tanner of Cordova Park Elemen-
tary School of Pensacola.

r gifts brought me The legislature was given authority to create county business. At the head of the Executive Florida's constitution is a document quite great,
r little ohes. laws concerning taxation, census, education, pub- branch would be the governor, the only publicly All because fifty-six men had a vision.
.me, come morn. I lie domain, and internal improvements by the elected official In government. All other Executive
you and the chil- writers of this constitution, offices including Secretary of State, Treasurer, 1BO1 NDPLAC).lPOfTII YWIHN
Florida was not declared a state by Congress Comptroller of Public Accountants and Attorney TB FRAMING OF'IB COt'NSITIV O
immediately after the constitution as approved by General, were to be chosen by joint vote of the bi- byl1 n"- l ds
eving husband, the people. For several years congress took no ac- camera Legislature. Pott.JoeI mmty
tion to make Florida a state and part of the United In other key issues addressed, suffrage
States. The legislative council sent a resolution to rights were revised from three months residency Our state capital was almost St. Joe,
Congress requesting that Florida become a state as under territorial government, to two years rest- Here's the story meet of us know.
ACONSTrITTION that was as equal and independent as the other dency inder the new state government. Qualifica- St. Joe missed it by just one vote,
xth Grade states which made up the United States of Ameri- tions for office, security of contracts, taxation and Richard Fitzpatrick is the reason we note.
aSchod ca. This resolution was adopted on January 27, revenue, a permanent site for the state capital,
1845. The answer to this resolution was received and the issue of slavery were only a few of the ma. The delegates gather, the people wait,
is to explain how from Congress on March 3, 1845, and in accor- jor pieces of legislation that arose in many a heat- The day Is December 3,1838.
s written. In order dance with a territorial act the government offi- ed debate over the structure of the constitution. For thirty-four days they steadily work,
a convention was care were elected eight days later on March 11. As the Constitutional Convention drew to a To give Florida a constitution of worth.
December 3,.1838. Many amendments were later added which close on January 11,1838, the final version of the
gether to complete changed the 1838 constitution, but the framing of constitution was read first by title, then article by January 11, 1839, what a glorious morn,
ese delegates were this first constitution was the first step taken in article, to the fifty-six delegates. The constitution Florida's first' constitution has been born.
four of them were the direction of statehood for Florida. The plan of was then passed by a majority vote of fifty-five to For six more years the people must wait,
but most of them government that the constitution set up is amaz- one and later that afternoon, the present forty-one On March 3,1845, Florida becomes a state.
stes in the United iigny orderly and fair. members signed it. It was sent off to Wahingtothroun,
ere farmers or law- D.C. where it was signed by President John Tyler The words'have been altered through govern-
Svoted president of THE FLORIDACONSgIrTI ONOF1 88 in March of 1845, as Florida became the twenty- mante' e rs,
delegates from the by~te e.. seventh state of the Union.TBut the meaninghasahstood throughall the years.'
teleStatesfrm Shena-byStaie~lhsuialddee'The buildings gone where it all began,
mited States Sena- N.FloridaCQristianSchool But in its place a memorial stands.
nors, and five of TlidSla e
the state supreme FIRSPAC POEM Oer he year ordaha
Florida was a territory for more than twenty THE SIGNING OF TE CONSTTIIUTION Over the years Floridthas sll change,in
d in order to pre- years before it was admitted as a state of the Un. byAdrianeY.Joseph But the hepe of the ast still remain. .
br six weeks of dis, ion. The main reason for such a long delay was From December the third of 1838 To think it began alongftime ago,
tion, the assembly the fact that Florida intended to enter the Union as Until January the eleventh of 1839, In the booming town of Prt St. Joe.
y 11, 1839, with a a slave state, and Conress was exercising caution Delegates met to discuss becoming a state,
o to adopt the con- in maintaining a proper balance of slave and free They made a decision and they all did sign.
e with the assem- states in America at that time.
to the people to be For several years, the issue of Florida becom- Port St. Joseph was the meeting's location 'PLAC W POET.IRY
ple voted 2,070 for ing a state was a very controversial one. Many peo- On a cold crisp day of that year. aWs MUK OF FLOtI1
pie feared becoming a state would institute higher Men from all over formed the first delegation; rON S,1ION
ll, provided, for the taxes because the recent Seminole Wars had kept The topic to discuss was quite clear. -_ S3n2Lo >o /
id the traditional many settlers from moving to the state. Many oth- wess-'s.-H ui
try's government, ers thought that Florida was too large to enter as Florida as a state was the point of conversation.
B branch, included one state, and therefore wanted to separate and The fifty-six delegates debated. One hndrd and fifty years ageo .
o a four year term; enter as East Florida and West Florida. The decision they made was cause for celebration, Fity-zdeegats gathered in St. J.'
rer, a comptroller, When the Constitutional Convention was fi- And everyone around was elated. They came n allpart ofWloridas bmautifil
last four positions nally called in 1838, fifty-six delegates represent- land
sory cabinet. ing every county in Florida gathered in St. Joseph Each area's delegate gave his own view To ame ou first constitutionhand in hand.
s the legislative to write a constitution. Oddly enough, only three of Concerning the future of this land. Each setin of man was eualy concerned
the Senate and the the delegates were actually Floridians. Thirteen of Thirty-four long days the talking brewed S But they knew was a aest deal that needed
two-housed system the delegates were from existing states, and four Until they finally came up with a plan. te e settled
the equal represen- others were from foreign countries. Their occupa- And ever more to be learned.
y population princi- tion also varied widely, from doctors, lawyers, and Shall this be the constitution? Banks w major contributor to, the corruption.
rmber where equal merchants to fishermen, planters, and clergy- The question was proposed. Sme sh them with praise while others
.ch district, regard- men. The delegates were to come quickly and did Midle Florida wanted organization, theughtofthee s us a demeption.
senator to represent so by boat, horseback, and stagecoach. But the East and West sides were opposed. The forteenth artidewas used to please
House of Represen- These delegates gathered together to frame Some pposed-whila others agreed with ease.
e representation by our state constitution in St. Joseph, a busy settle- I vividly think back to that period in time T wh othe minor issues that needed tobe
district, based on its ment on the bay not far from the Apalachicola Riv- And can picture the Constitution Convention, discussed.h fss
t of representatives er. Their meeting place was a specially built hall The delegates were trying to draw the line; But none that raised quite as much fuss.
order for any legis- only about three hundred feet from where the Then the President of the group did mention There were arguments, corruption, and tension at
had to approve. present-day monument now stands.,its best.
judiciary branch, The delegates first met together in the St. Jo- "I solemnly proclaim and declare this to be But no man would put the convention to rest.
s. This branch con- seph Hall on December 3, 1838, where they formed The Constitution of the State of Florida. For It was one of Florida's greatest evnth.
courts of chancery, committees to research and study the specific are- And the delegates around did shout with glee The need to write Floridas constitution made the
ces of the peace. as worthy of addressing at the convention for pos- Rejoicing with gaiety and hoopla. he did therjobvery well.
that the state gav- sible inclusion in the constitution. Theyddtheirjoh very well.
er to regulate the bThe structure of the new state government Port St. Joe will relive this memorable time Ouconstitution cannot and did not fail.
lergynien, and any- was one of the first issues addressed. It was With parades, displays, and celebration, It is In Its one hundred fiftieth year.
duel from running agreed upon that the Legislative branch would Recognizing our Sesquicentennial in the sama The freedom it has protected and this document to
consist of a bi-cameral house with delegates repre- clime, all Floridians are very dear.
tated how officials senting the people of the state. The Judicial We remember the first delegation.
rremoved. This doc- branch would contain various forms of courts, and
ho could vote and each county would have a probate judge and a lam proud tobe a native of this state
)ok place. board of commissioners to aid in the transaction of And respect the delegates' decision.




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Page 4B The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 8,1988

Asks Whitehead to Call "Summit"

Grant Says Demos Need toRebuild

Congressman Bill Grant
urged in a strongly worded
letter to Florida Democratic
Party Chairman Charlie
Whitehead to convene a
"summit" of elected Demo-
cratic officials to- discuss
ways to reverse the. erosion of
Democratic Party majorities
on the Federal and state lev-
Grant said that he fears
many voters believe that the
Democratic party no longer
represents their values and
priorities. He said it is impor-
tant for elected officials to
become active in developing a
broad-based party platform.

Grant added it is likewise im-
portant to focus the resourc-
es of the party behind candi-
dates in local as well as state
and Federal races who "repre-
sent the core Democratic val-
ues which have served our
state so well for so long." In
addition, Grant said that he
hoped a byproduct of the
summit would be the party's
recommitment to historically
Democratic positions as a
strong national defense, an
emphasis on patriotism and
the many issues important to
the average American citizen.
Following the November 8
balloting, Democrats hold a

Mike Coyle In French

Horn Concert at Faith Bible

Mike Coyle, musician-
revivalist, will be in concert at the
Faith Bible Church on Sunday,
December 11th. The concert will
begin at 6:00 p.m.
Mike Coyle's interest in the
French horn began when he was
14 years old. By the time he was
16, he was playing principal horn
in a university orchestra. Before
he was 25, his musical experienc-
es included performances under
many noted musical directors.
His musical performances

Say You Saw It
In The Star

have taken him into all 50 states
and many foreign countries and
include opera and Broadway mu-
sicals in several major cities.
In 1969 Philip Farkas, noted
authority on the French horn, in-
cluded Coyle 'in a study of the
'world's top 40 French horn virtu-
"Our program is dedicated not
to virtually or exhibitionalism,
but to the spreading of the Gospel
of Jesus Christ through the medi-
um of music," comments Coyle.
He now appears regularly before
Bible conferences, colleges, relig-
ious conventions, and service
clubs In many areas of the coun-
try and has been a frequent guest
musician on the nationally syndi-
cated, half-hour, color, "Day of
Discovery" television program.

slim 4-3 majority on the Flor-
ida Cabinet and a 10-9 edge
in the Florida Congressional
"Clearly, the Florida Dem-
ocratic Party is at a cross-
roads," Grant said. I firmly be-
lieve that if the party is to
continue to lead Florida it will
require the energetic Input
from elected Democrats. For
too long, democratic office-
holders have taken for grant-
ed the historical advantages
of their party affiliation. How-
ever, the days of that sort of
complacency are behind us."
In addition to writing

Whitehead, Grant said he has
sent a similar letter to Florida
Democratic Cabinet mem-
bers and Congressmen, as
well as the State Senate Pres-
ident and Speaker of the
"I believe this issue is
critical and deserves the im-
mediate attention of elected
Democrats statewide," Grant
said. "Our party can take
pride in its many .achieve-
ments. Democratic initiatives
have made Florida the envy of
the nation. Yet, we are clearly
in danger of losing our lead-
ership role unless we take
immediate action."

Sea Oats and

Dunes to Meet
The Sea Oats and Dunes Gar-
den Club will meet on Tuesday,
December 13, at noon (eastern
time) in the St. Joe Beach Fire De-
partment hall. The program calls
for a Christmas party, covered
dishes from members, and other
activities under the charge of
Mary Hendricks.
Officers will serve as hostess-

FHP License Check

The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting Driver License.
and Vehicle Inspection Check-
points during the week of Dec. 9
through Dec. 15 on SR-22, SR-71,
SR-30 and CR-386 in Gulf Coun-
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, Troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with defects

such as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equipment
In addition, attention will be di-
rected to drivers who would vio-
late the driver license laws of
The Patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equip-
ment and driver license laws of
Florida while insuring the protec-
tion of all motorists.

Catch th S rilt Constitutio n and Monument

SUNDAY SCHOOL.... 9:30a.m. EVENING WORSHIP.... 7:30 p.m.
FELLOWSHIP .... 5:30p.m. THURSDAY ....... 7:30p.m.


The Family Church
252 Avenue E Port St Joe, Florida Church Rhone 229-8137
Pastor: Rev. Napoleon Pittman
11:00 A.M. .... Morning Worship .12:30 P.M.... Intercessory Prayer
4:00 P.M......... Youth Service WEDNESDAY
6:00 P.M...... Evening Worship 6:30 P.M......... 1st-6th Grade
7:30 P.M. Bible Study &.Fellowship .
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9:45 a.m. -.
11:00 a.m.
5:45 p.m.

EVENING WORSHIP ..... 7 p.m.
WEDNESDAY .. ..-..7:00 p.m.

Long Avenue Baptist Church


1601 Long Avenue
Min. of Music
& Education

Min. of Youth
& Recreation


Wewa PTO


December 13
A Wewahitchka Elementary -
School Parent-Teacher Organiza-
tion meeting will be held in the;,
Commons area, Tuesday, Decem-k
ber 13 at 6:30 p.m.
An informative as well as en-
tertaining evening has been
planned. Barbara Shirley-Scott, a
member of the "Gulf County Col-
lege Counseling Project" will ex-
plain this scholarship program
for Gulf County students. Par-
ents--you NEED to know about,
this project. It couldd be very im-
portant to you and your child.
Pam Sumner's class will
present a play Starshine. Sup-
porting cast members are all
third grade students. Everyone
will enjoy this special program.
P.T.O. president Rev. Gar Car-
ter. encourages everyone to at-
tend, learn about what is going on
in your school, support the stu-
dents and staff, and help make
this school a. good place to live
and learn.

Wewa Elementary

Class Presents

'Wizard of Oz"
Recently students at Wewa-
hitchka Elementary School were
transported to the Land of .Oz
when Wewahitchka High School's
drama class presented the one act
play: The Wizard of Oz. The play
was directed by Bruce Taws,
vhose most recent. play 'was
In addition to the cast of Iq
high school students, the. play
consisted of Mrs. Linda Whit-
field's 3rd grade class who played
the Munchkins. Students and fa-
culty alike enjoyed this colorful .
exciting musical.


508 Sixteenth Street
SUNDAY WORSHIP ...... 10a.m.

Nursery Available
ADULT SCHOOL ........ 11 a.m.
The Rev. Dr. Elmer I. Braden, Pastor

308 HATLEY DRIVE 3 bdrm., 1 bath home on 87.5x108.5' lot. Paved
street. Nice subdivision..Would make the perfect starter home.
Appliances Included. Assumable mortgage. REDUCED $39,900.
13th STREET Two bdrm., 1 be. stilt home, V'I,block to the beach!.
Needs some TLC. $55,000.00. Possible owner financing.
107 1st STREET- Two story duplex Y2 block from the Gulf! 2 bdrm.,
1 bath upstairs. 1 bdrm., 1 bath downstairs. Very nicely decorated.,
Screened porch & sun deck off living areas, Partially furnished,.
319 ROBIN LANE Unique 2 bdrm., 2 ba. family home. Large living,
dining, kitchen area; Lg. deck on back overlooks canal. Entertain-
ment area w/wet bar. Must see this one. $55,000.00. Owner will
possibly finance. ,
314 HATLEY DRIVE Newly constructed, 3 bdrm., 2 ba. townhomes,
in nice residential area. Vaulted ceiling in liv., din. and kitchen
areas. Large bar in kitchen. All appliances Included..Very. nicely
decorated. $48,500.00 to $49,900.00.
315 ROBIN LANE NEW!! Recently completed 3 bdrm., 2 ba. home.
Sunken living room wifireplace. Cathedral ceiling. Two car carport
wicircle drive. Lg. master bdrm. & bath. Beautifully landscaped lot.
Reduced $59,900.00.
104 20th STREET NICE 3 bdrm., 1 '/A be. brick home wilarge Florida
room. Separate guest house. Great room wifull bath. Excellent for
entertaining. Only 2 blocks.to the beach. Yard very'nicely land-
scaped. Completely furnished. Many amenities. Must see to ap-
preciate. $97,000.00. REDUCED, $89,500.00.
318 HWY. 98 Waterfronti Two bedroom, one bath home on 50'x
150' corner lot, screened porch on front overlooking the Gulf!
Dedicated beach. In good cond., completely furnished, $83,500.00.
121 HWY. 386 Nice! Lg; 3 bdrm., 3 ba. home on 75'x100' lot.
Living room has full stone wall fireplace. Bedrooms have Ig. cedar
lined walk-in closets. Central gas heat lac system. Energy effi-
cient. Many extras. $98,750.00.
107 30th STREET Lg. 3 bdrm., 2 ba. beachside home with large
game room. Living room with fireplace overlooks the Gulf and
leads to ex. large front deck. All the comforts of home. $13%,000.
317 ROBIN LANE NEW! 3 bdrm., 2 ba. Spanish home w/double car
garage. Sunken living room with stone fireplace. European style
cablne.try In kitchen with breakfast bar. Beautifully landscaped
yard with sprinkler system. Reduced. $62,900.00.
HWY. 98 GULF AIRE SUBD. Large three bedroom, two bath water-
front home. Cathedral ceilings In living, dining and bathrooms.
'Scrdered porch as well as sun deck overlook the Gulf! $135,000.00
809 MARYLAND BLVD. 2 bdrm., 2 ba. 12'x70' mobile home on corner
Ibt. Completely furnished. Short distance to the beach! Currently
being remodeled. New trailer roof. $26,000.00. Possible owner
financing. REDUCED $24,000.00.
807 MARYLAND BLVD. Like New! 2 bdrm., 2 ba. mobile home with
20'x12' screened porch on front. 75'x100' lot. Completely furnish-
ed, Includes refrigerator, range, dishwasher, washer & dryer. A
good buy. $ 1.000.00.
le. 1st STREET Large 3 bdrm., 2 be. double wide. Completely furnished.
Close to beach. Screened porch arid sun deck. $42,000.00. Owner
will finance.
Attractive two bedroom, two bath townhomes near fishing pier and
beach. Completely furnished and equipped for second home or rental.
Bay window accents living room with cathedral ceiling. Private patio in
back off bedroom. Assumable mortgage. $65,000 each.
PIERSIDE No. 2 This two bedroom, two bath townhome is located
only steps from the beach and fishing pier. The unit is completely
furnished & equipped for rental or second home. Skylights accent
the loft bedroom. Living room has cathedral ceiling w/ceiling fan.
Easy Assumption! $64,000.00.
CORONADO T.H. No. 3, No. 6 Corner Coronado St. & Hwy. 98:
Two bedroom, 1 V, bath stucco with stone columns. Sun deck with
excellent view of the water. Dedicated beach! Unfurnished.
CORONADO T.H. No. 9 Corner Coronado St. & jIwy. 98: Two bed-
room, 1'/2 bath stucco with stone columns. Deck with excellent
view of the water. Dedicated beach! Completely furnished!
CORONADO GULF VIEW 1: One bedroom and two bedroom units,
one and two bathrooms. Includes refrigerator, range, dishwasher,
washer, dryer, disposal. $73,900.00 and $78,900.00.
LOFT BY PIER No. 6; Attractive two bedroom, two bath townhome with .
sleeping loft. Completely furnished and equipped for rental or se-
cond home. Only steps to the beach and fishing pier. Cathedral
ceilings with ceiling fan make living room open and airy.
Assumable mortgage. $64,000.00.


Please contact us for a complete list of
homes and lots. Year round monthly
rentals also available.

CORNER.OAK AVE. & PALM ST.: 1 'W lots. Large size irregular shaped.
Onli. 'a -50'o-, .11 i,. t,. i-t.n 129 600 5)0 Owner will finance. Mexico
Beach'L,-'., I Bie E". ,:,1 LOI .6 l5Il lot 18.
7th STREET 100'x168.33' lot'on paved; street. Only steps to the
beach. Unit 14, BIk. D, Lot 9. $10,000.00'
1st STREET Large 99.09' x 280' lot on paved street. Mexico Beach
: -o Unit 9.-Blk. 3, Lot 10, $20,000,00:
S ,: ,; .. C O '~FC C IAE L A
": 'CORrIER HWY 96 36TH STREET- 1I00 onHVy r.6 ,T75' deep. Unit 6,
':: ;.4 Bi,'2 LOl 4 W o'.'800 60", REDUCED I ,5 uC,00 :

CORNER CORONADO ST & AMERICUS AVE.: 75'x135' lot. One block
nom Ine De acr. $13 r00.r10 unit 2, BIk. 32. L6t 16.
CANAL STR'ET -5'50'x125lIot.'on's Addition to Beacon Hill. BIk. 10
Lot 9. $15,950.00.
ATLANTIC STREET: 50'x157.50' lot. '/ block to the beach! $16,000.00. /
*Yon's Addition to Bpacog Hill. Bik L." 16
PINE STREET -1 2) 50 <125' lots. '"on z aa.r'ion to Beacon Hill. BIk.
11, Lots 4, 5. $31,900.00. -,
MAGELLAN STREET (3) 50'x125' 16ts. Yon's Addition to Beacon Hill,
I BIk. 14, Lots 11, 12, 13. $39,500.00.
ST. JOSEPH HOPES WATERFRONT LOT 120'x397' on the Gulf.
$120,000.00. -
CANAL STREET Two bedroom, 1 bath home only steps to the beach!
Would make nice beach cottage or second home. $28,350.00.
Possible owner financing.
HWY. 98 NEAR SANTA ANNA: Newly remodeled four bedroom, two
bath home overlooking the Gulf! Unobstructed view! Large liv. rm.
w/stone fireplace. Fenced yard & screened porch. On 50'x90' lot.
Large upper deck! $95,000.00.
CORNER DESOTO & ALABAMA: Three bedroom, 1 /A bath 3 story home,
on Ig. corner lot. Large & various deck areas off living room and master
bedroom. Two car garage. Landscaped and fenced lot. $69,900.00.
Assumable VA mortgage.
FIFTH AVE.: (2) 50'x100' lots. Beacon Hill Subdivision. BIk. 25, Lots 10,
12, $4,500.00,each.
WATERFRONT RIVER LOTS: 3 large lots on Chipola Cut-off. Call for
further information and sizes. $9,000. REDUCED $7,000.00.
HWY. C30-E WATERFRONT! Exceptional two bedroom, two bath
custom built home! 100' on the Gulf by 700' deep. Many amenities.
1400 sq. ft. under roof, $175,000.00. Further information and pic-
tures available upon request.

Luxurious 3 bedroom, 2'/ ba. townhome, completely furnished.
Privately owned, never rented. Excellent condition. Many
amenities. $135,000.00. Owner will finance.
LUXURY BY THE PIER #10 38th St.: Luxurious two bedroom, 2'A bath
townhome overlooking the Gulf! Screened porch, sun deck, jenn-
alre grill, washer, dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator included with
unit!. Very nicely decorated! The perfect home away from home
MILLER SEA SIDE: Two bedroom, 1 'Y bath townhome completely fur-
nished. Good view of the Gulf! Cathedral ceilings with ceiling
fans, accent both bedrooms. Large front and back decks off
bedrooms. $52,000.00. Easy assumption!
WINDSONG VILLA #1 WATERFRONT 35th St.: Luxurious three
bedroom 3 bath 1927 sq. ft. townhome. Completely furnished! Ex-
cel: rental. Plenty of room for the whole family! $150,000
assumable mortgage.
bath unit, covered porch overlooks the Gulf! Completely furnish-
ed! New central AC. $54,000. Assumable mortgage.
LUXURY BY THE PIER No. 7 38th St.: Luxurious 2 bedroom, 2'/ ba.
townhome on the gulf! Newly remodeled! Sun deck and covered porch ,
for beach lovers! An excellent buy at $99,500.00.
LA DOLCE VITA, 37th St. WATERFRONT Two bedroom, 2'/ bath
unit completely furnished. Screened porch & sun deck are only a
few of the amenities. Very nice decor! Assumable Mortgage. Was
$106,500.00. REDUCED to $87,500.00. MAKE OFFER! ':
Beautiful 3.28 Acres on the Intercoastal waterway with 270' water fron
tage. Deep water access within 150' from dock. No marsh orsawgrass.
No overlap with Corps of Engineers "spoil area". Fruit trees & large
oaks lavish this 4 bedroom, 2 full bath brick home with 2 fireplaces.
Large living room has full brick wall fireplace with 54" hearth, overlook-
ing the Intracoastal Canal. Many more amenities. $228,000.00. Call for
further details.

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The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 8, 1988 Page 5B

FGFWF Commission Names Enforcement Head

The Florida Game and Fresh
.Water Fish Commission has
,named Bob Edwards of Tallahas-
see as director of its Division of.
Law Enforcement. Edwards will
-fill the vacancy created when the
.Commission's current law en-
forcement chief, Col. Brantley
Goodson, retires Jan. 31.
Edwards comes to the Com-
mission from the Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement (FDLE).
He joined FDLE in 1970 and had
served as its director of Local Law
i; Enforcement Assistance since
.1981. Edwards' career in law en-
,forcement dates back to 1960
--:when he worked in communica-
'tions for the Florida Highway Pa-

A 1967 graduate of Florida
State University, Edwards has a
bachelor's degree in biology. He
graduated from the FBI National
Academy at Quantico, Va. in
When he assumes his new du-
ties Jan. 3, Edwards will oversee a
division of 397 employees,, includ-
ing 250 wildlife officers and su-
pervisory personnel.
"Bob Edwards comes to. us
with a strong law enforcement
background," said Col. Robert M.
Brantly, the Commission's execu-
tive director..."We look forward to
having him apply his knowledge
and experience to the field of

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Bob :Edwards, newly ap-
pointed director of the Divi-
sion of Law Enforcement with
the Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission.
(photo courtesy Game and Fresh
'Water Fish Commission)

wildlife law enforcement."
"The challenges that go with
this type of work are numerous,"
Edwards said. "I am eager to work
with the Commission and its Di-
vision of Law Enforcement to
meet those challenges."
Edwards, 48, and his wife,
Dorothy, have three children.

Money Available for
Gulf Coast Classes
Financial .assistance is avail-
able through the Returning Wom-
an Program. for single parents/
homemakers enrolled in Asso-
ciate in Science programs at Gulf
Coast Community College. Stu-
dents can receive assistance in
tuition, books, transportation
and child care. Applications may
be completed in Room 315 of the
George C. Tapper Health Scienc-
es Building.
More information is available
by calling 769-1551, extension

Honor Roll
Tina Littleton of Port St. Joe
Jr.-Sr. High School was Inadver-
tently placed in the All B honor
roll when she should have been
in the A-B honor roll.

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Brett Hanson Go-Cart Champion

Brett Hanson is shown with his go-cart. He was the class
champion at the Blountstown Speedway Park. Brett is a 6th
grade student at Port St. Joe Elementary School and an honor

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Second Honor RoView

Second Honor Roll

Sara Joe Wooten, Principal at
Highland View Elementary
School,' would like to announce
the honor roll for the second six
First Grade
All A's
Kevin Conoley, John Gainous,
Jimmy Whittington
A's and B's
Jamie Clayton, Ricky. Coker,
Chris Jennings, Ricky Lamber-
son, Joshua Long, Amranda Mar-,
quardt, Jinny Stoutamire, Jessi-
ca Van Sweringen
Second Grade
All A's .
SSabrina Stomp

Singles Dance

There will be a dance spon-
sored by the Blountstown Singles
Club on Friday, December 9 from .
7:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. C.S.T. at
the Civic Center in Blountstown.
Music will be by Buddy Pot-
ter's "Front Room Band.'"
Come and enjoy. Door prizes
will be given.

A's and B's
Katie Bosselman, Mark Con-
ley, Montez Lee, Rochelle Lee,
Betty Jo Ingram, Kara McDaniel,
Jessica Peak, Robby Pyne, Jason
Richardson, Ashlea Scarabin, An-
drew Tllery, Tiffany Robinson
Third Grade
'All A's
Shelia Hightower
Fourth Grade
A's arid B's
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though it seems all Hell prevails.
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your ship will guide.
.I'll lead you safely through the
storms, I'll be your place to hide.

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ry to reveal.
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you, I'll not conceal My arms of
strength and mercy in times so

hard to bare.
RImember child, I'm with you, you
have no need to care.

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souls I want to touch,
And if you'll only trust in Me I
shall accomplish much.

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wait ., see what time brings.
For when all is accomplished
you'll rise on eagles wings.
You'll run and not be weary, you'll
walk and shall not faint.
Stand still My child and you shall
see, this portrait that I paint.
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Corner 10th Street and U.S. Hwy., 98
Mexico Beach, Florida 32410
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478

Ellen F. Allemore, Broker -
Joy Holder 648-8493
Dot Craddock 648-5486
Brenda Lynn 648-8215
Nancy Mock 227-1322
Flo Melton- 229-8076


OVERSTREET: 2 acres,
beautiful pines, good entrance
drive, a gorgeous home site.

35th St. Mexico Beach: Large 3 bd., 3 ba: unfur-
nished, close to pier, very nice, Reduced to
.. 35th St.: Big 1900 plus sq,ft.-townhome, 3bd.,3-:
ba., gorgeous sunsets, near pier, $140,000.
Cortez St. End Triplex at St. Joe Beach: Lg. 3
Id., 2/i ba., covered deck, good layout,
fireplaces, $122,900 $129,000.
9815 Hwy. 98: Lovely 2 bd., 2V/ ba. furnished,
9821 Hwy. 98: Beautifully furnished 2 bd., 2%
ba. townhome. $105,000 unfurn., $115,000 turn.
9811 Hwy. 98: Spacious 3 bd., 2'A be.,
townhome wlf.p., nicely furnished, Reduced to
9735 Hwy. 98: Roomy 3 bd., 2'/2 ba. townhome,
completely furnished w/f.p. Reduced $110,000.
Ward St.: WATERFRONT, half of duplex, 3 bd., 2
ba., furnished, f.p., NICE! Reduced $121,500.
321 Beacon Road. New 2400 sq. ft. nice decor, 3
bd., 31A be., fashionable brick home. Large
20'x20' upper deck, fireplace, garage, patio,
Gulf Aire Drive: Good single family vacant lot,
$17,900. :. '
202 Periwinkle: Big 5 bd., 3 be. home, screen
porch, master bd., bath & own living area up-
stairs. $140,000.
408 Gulf AIre Dr.:.New 3,bd., 2 ba. brick home, 2
car garage, patlo, 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 ba. fur-
nished brick home, Ig. garage. Reduced
Gulf AIre Dr.: Duplex, 3 bd., 2 ba. ea. side, excel.
construction, $76,500 per unit.
Gull Are Dr.: Duplex, triplex or single family va-
cant lot, $22,900.
On SR 30-A: Approximately 27 acres. Commer-
cial potential. Road frontage.
Hwy. 98 between Balboa & Magellan.
Developersal 'A of block plus 1 lot. Look to the
future. Super investment. $330,000.
Comer of Alabama & Selma: 2 or 3 bd., 2 ba.,
screen porch, furnished home on 3 lots, yard
well water, just move In! Great buy, $55,000.
Columbus St.: Very nice 3 bd., 2 be. mobile
home, shady lot, $34,500. Reduced to $32,500.
Corner of Santa Anna & 98: 4 bd., 2 ba. or
possibly could be converted into 2 rental units.
St. Joseph Shores, Great buy for home across
street from beach. 2 bd. 1'a bea. townhome,
furn., $48,500 or $194,000 for all 4.
Amerlcus St.: 3 bd., 2 ba. mobile home, family
room addition. 1 block to beach. $40,000.
DeSoto St.: Newly remodeled 1 bd., 1 ba. house,
walk-in closets, ceiling fans, shed. Va block to
beach. Partially furnished. Reduced to $50,000.
Alabama Very nice 3 bd. 2 be. mobile home,
ch/a, screen porches, fully fenced, landscaped.
Selma St.: Super nice Ig. double wide furnished
3 bd., 2 ba. 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., 2'/ bath condo,
great price, $79,900.
Coronado Townhomes. 2 bdrm., 1'1A ba.
dedicated beach. Unobstructed view. All
amenities. Furnished $84,900; unfurnished,
3 lots Pineda St. 1st block, $55,900.
U.S. 98 between Cortez & Desoto: 3 bd., 2 ba.,
unobstructed Gulf view. Gas, cen. h&a, great
buy, $62,000.
Balboa St.: Speakers, music system In lovely,
comfortable 24'x60' double wide 3 bdrm., 2 bae.
modular home, screened 12x32' front porch,
f.p., c/ha. Watch the birds feed from glassed
12x22' Fla. rm., as no paint brush needed!
150'x150', 1'It blocks from beach. Was $85,000,
Reduced from $62,500 to $60,000.
Balboa St.: Great Investment 2 nice 2 bdrm., 1
ba. houses, clha, 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.

Charline 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 Seward 229-6908
Mopra Ritch 648-5286

St. Joseph Bay Country Club
3 bd., 2V" ba. Reduced to $47,900.
2 bd., 1V/ ba. Reduced to $37,900.
F-replace tie c.air.s, other amer..lIe Peace,
quiet and the, golf course.
Port St. Joe Established area, excellent
neighborhood, beautifully landscaped, 3
bd., 2 ba.. fireplace, country kitchen, at-
tractively priced.
1818 Marvin Ave.: Immaculate newly refurbish-
ed, 4 bd., 2 ba. stucco home, sep. dining rm, liv.
rm. & den, on 2 big lots, 2 car garage. REDUCED
to $82,900.
517 10th St.: Nice solid starter home,2 bd.,1 ba.
on 2'A lots. Room to expand. $32,000.
1301-Monument'Ave.: 2 homes, ori'e3 bd. 2 ba.t"
f.p. and one 1 bd., 1 be. on corner lot & extra lot.
Possibilities. $56,500.
214 7th St.: 2 lots fully fenced, 2 bd., 1 ba., 2
half baths, big screened porch, partially furnish-
ed, good starter home, $32,000.
110 Sunset Circle" Lovely .c-c nonm.e o. corner
lot & %, 3 bd., 2 ba., garden, fruit trees, other ex-
tras. Super neighborhood. Reduced to $98,000.
2004 Juniper Ave.: Comfortable 3 bd., 1 '/ ba.
brick home; just redone, swimming pool, 1 "i
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.
interested? $134,900.
Beacon HIll Bluff: Lg. 4 bd., 2 ba. home, ch&a,
totally furnished, gorgeous decor, screen porch,
deck, landscaped, $149,500.
Then assure your fantastic view Buy the
waterfront lot across highway at $65,000.
Lovely waterfront duplex 1 bd., 1'/I ba. each
side. Furnished, Super rental. $80,000 ea. side
3rd Ave.: Nice 14x60' Scot 1984 mobile home, 2
bdrm., 1 ba. custom built masonite siding,
shingle roof, other extras. $35,000.
New Listing: 12th St. & U.S. 98, Beachfront
Home 3 bd., 2 ba. wisun room & Ig. kitchen,
Circle Drive West: 3 bd., 2 ba. brick home, 2nd
from beach, furnishec, carport, $79,500.
Hwy. 98 NEWI Great gulf view! 2 bd., 2 ba.
house, covered deck upstairs; office, business
or bedroom downstairs wl/s bath. Possibilities!
507 Cathey Lane, 2 bd., 2 ba. mobile home
wlFla. rm., Ig. lot, all fenced. Shop with electric
& phone. Immaculate! $45,000.
Mexico Beach 117 40th St. Apt. 2.2 bd.,
1 ba., close to beach, $42,900.
120 Miramar Dr.: Recently redone 3 bd., 2 ba.
brick home, nicely and fully furnished. Land-
scaped. $95,000.
320 Georgia Ave.: Neat 1 bd., 1 ba. home
wiworkshop area & store. shed. Beautiful yard,
Nice! $41,000.
Hwy. 98 Great buy for home acros"street from
beach. Nice 2 bd., 1 V/ ba. townhomes, furnish-
ed, $48,500 ea. or $194,000 for all 4.
28th St. Beachalde: Gorgeous gulf view from
glassed in porch. 3 bd., 2 ba. brick home, great
Investment. $99,500.
New Listing: 41st St. Beachalde: Unit in four
plex, Neat as a pint Furnished, 2 bd., 1'/ ba.
Very affordable, $54,500.
Grand Isle, 231 KIm Kove: Cozy & nice 3 bd., 1
ba. 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 th St.: 2 bd., 2 ba., cen. h&a, mobile home, 2
screen porches, Ig. outside utility house, very
nice, on Ig. lot. $44,500.
35th St.: 2 bd., 1 ba., 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/effi-
ciency apt., lots of extras. $87,000.
Oak St.: 2 acres, quiet area, 3 bd., 2 ba. double
wide mobile home wlf.p., island stove & other
extras. 1 acre fenced. $53,900.
Hwy. 386, Sunshine Acres: Two-thirds cleared,
Ig. garden area, 125' on highway, 12 miles to
beach. $7,000.
Overstreet Hwy. 386 before bridge, 1.47
acres, septic tank, light pole, well,

Licensed Real Estate Broker
411 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe, FL
(904) 227-1428
NEW LISTING. New 4 bedroom, 2% bath', 2 story brick home on large lot. Lots of extras. Only
$114,000 .
NEW;LISTING 3 bedroom, 2 bath .rck rome I'arge grear room w/filreplace. 2 car garage. Priced
right, $89,900.

BEAUTIFUL GULF VIEW LOTS 100'x110'. Owner financing avallable..$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.

FOR RENT OR SALE Office mobile home on 1/ acre lot. Call for additional Information.
CORNER NINTH & WOODWARD 2'bedroom,1 bath units with kitchens equipped and central h/a.
Prices start at $36,500. Good rental records.

SUPER LOCATION CONVENIENT TO SCHOOL T om ath home has living room, din-
I ng room & separate den. Features Include st bage disposal, ceiling fans,
: separate utility room & large fenced in back yard. educeto $4 -S 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.

RED BULL ISLAND Two lots near Chipola River. $4,000 each.
18th STREET 2 beautiful residential building lots. 75'x180' each. Water and sewer connections
available. $15,000 each.
PONDEROSA PINES Wooded VI acre and 1 acre mobile home or single family homesites near
Port St. Joe. Owner financing. '/2 acre for $8,000, 1 acre for $15,000.
ASSUMABLE 1 acre waterfront 1 acre waterfront lot at Stonemill Creek Estates, Small equity
wlpayments 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 wlpossible 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.

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ty Distribution Has Been

Set for December 13 and 15 in County
U.S.D.A. commodities will be are eligible. Recipients will re- Senior Citizens Building on Tues- day, December 13, from 1:30 until
distributed in Gulf County on De- ceive two (2) months commodities 3:30 p.m. E.S.T. Distribution in
member 13 and 15, to those who on these dates; therefore it is very Card of Thanks Wewahitchka will take place at
Sa IMPORTANT that everyone brine the Wewahitchka Senior Citizens

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to its professional
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Harry invites all of his friends to
see him for their transportation
needs for Dodge, Lincoln or
Mercury cars and 'trucks.

641 West 15th Street
Panama City
Phone 785-1591

a bag or box.
Distribution will take place in
Port St. Joe at the Gulf County

Card of Th nks
The family of Junior Glass
wishes to express their thanks to
each and all for their prayers,
cards, food, hospital visits, and
phone calls. Thank you for re-
membering us in our time of need.
To the ambulance employees,
Gulf Pines Hospital, -to all the
nurses and doctors of Bay Medi-
cal, we thank you. To Brother
Dave for words of assurance. To
Terry Joe Glass we thank you. To
Rocky we thank you also. To each
and everyone God bless you.
The Family of
Cecil E. Glass Jr.,
his brothers and sisters

Creamr, ould like to llexpress Center, from 12:00 until 2:00 p.m.

their appreciation to her friends. C.S.T., Thursday, December 15.
for the acts of kindness, prayers, Recipients must have a current
food and beautiful flowers ex-
tended to us during our time of commodity card to receive their
sorrow, commodities. There will be no
To her beloved friend, Mrs. registration on the days of distri-
Annie B. Davis, thanks for always button. If anyone is uncertain of
being there for our mother. their eligibility, they should call
Special thanks to the Rev. 227-1735 or come by the Comn-
Jean Shoots and Rev. Dave Fer- modity Office in the Gulf County
nandez for the words of comfort Courthouse prior to these dates.
at her funeral services. Wewahitchka residents may
Her Daughters, come to the Old Courthouse on
Mrs. Carolyn Swan Wednesday. December 14, from
Mrs. Hazel Simmons 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. C.S.T., to certify
Mrs. Betty Hardin for commodities.

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Case No. 88-179
Notice is given that pursuant to a Summary
Final Judgment of Foreclosure, dated the 1st day
of December, 1988, in Case No. 88-179 in the
Circuit Court, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and
for Gulf County, Florida. in which FAMILY CRED-
IT SERVICES, INC. is Plaintiff and LUCILLE
defendants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf
County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Florida, on the
6th day of January. 1989, at 11:00 a.m. (E.S.T.)
the following-described property In Gulf County,
All of Lot 22 and the following-described
parcel or portion of Lot 24: Begin at the North-
east Corner of Lot 24; thence run South 10 feet;
thence West 90 feet to the West Boundary line of
Lot 24; thence North 10 feet to the Northwest
corner of Lot 24; thence East along the North
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of Beginning, said description containing the
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8, City of Port St. Joe. Florida.
Subject land is.not the homestead of the
DATED this Ist day of December, 1988.
By Alicta Mongold
Deputy Clerk
Publish: December 8 and 15. 1988.
CASE NO. 88-120
IN RE: The Estate of
ARMANDA BOONE, deceased, File Number 88-
120. Is pending In the Circuit Court for Gulf
County. Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 5th
Street. Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The names
and addresses of the co-Personal Representatives
and the co-Personal Representatives' attorney
are set forth below.
All interested persons are required to file
(1) All claims against the estate and (2) any ob-
jection by an interested person on whom notice
was served that challenges the validity of the
Will,, the qualifications of. the co-Personal Repre-
sentatives, venue or Jurisdiction of the Court
.. DATE of the first publication of this Notice
of Administration is December 8. 1988.,
308 Avenue B
Port St Joe. Florida 32456
624 Hodrick Street
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(co-Personal Representatives of the Estate of Ar-
manda Boone, deceased)
303 Fourth Street
P.O. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(904) 229-8211
Publish: December 8 and 15, 1988.
Purpose and Effeet: The Gulf County School
Board proposes to amend and adopt policies, as
provided for in the Administrative Procedures
Act. for the purpose of bringing said policies into
compliance with Florida Statutes and State Board
of Education Rules.
Summary: The following Is a brief description of
each proposal change of Chapter 6GX23.
3.70 'To establish plans and procedures for
the management of student crisis.
Economic Impact: These proposals will result in
no direct costs associated with implementation.
Time: 5:30 P.M., E.T.
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 1989
Place: Board Room, Gulf County School Board
Office Gulf County Courthouse, Highway 71, Port
St. Joe, FL 32456
The entire text of the proposed rules can be in-
spected during regular office hours at the Gulf
County School Board Office, Gulf County Court-
house. Highway 71 J Port St. Joe, FL.
Special legal authority under which the adoption
Is authorized and the law being Implemented and
Interpreted are made specific.
The addition and changes are proposed by Helen
Ramsey, Director of Instructional Services, and
approved for consideration by B. Walter Wilder.
3.70 Crisis Management Plan
Publish: December 8 and 15, 1988.
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County School
Board proposes to change the prices for student
and adult paid lunches for the remainder of the
1988-89 school year beginning January 16,
umMuzi The following change in prices are be-
ing proposed:
Student Paid Lunches from $1.00 to $1.25
Adult Lunches from $1.50 to $2.00
Economic Impact: These proposals will result in
no direct costs to the School Board associated
with Implementation. These changes will provide
for more effective financial management of the
School Food Service Program.
Time: 5:30 P.M., E.T.
Date: TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1989
Place: Board Room, Gulf County School Board
Office, Gulf County Courthouse. Highway 71, Port
St. Joe, FL 32456 ,
The changes are proposed by C.E. Earley, Coordi-
nator of Operations and approved for considera-
tion by B. Walter Wilder. Superintendent.
Publish: December 8 and 15, 1988.

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) 8.75xl6.5 LT-LRE
-Eleven (11l) 7.50x20 LRE
-Forty-five (45) used tires (located at the
Wewahitchka 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 Wewahltchka bus barns, or
the Superintendent's office. The Board reserves
the right to reject any and/or all bids.
Please mark your bid envelopes "IRE BID".
Publish: November 24. December 1, 8, and 15,
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Sec-
tion 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
and Garrison
Address: P.O. Box 27, Port St Joe, FL
Ownern Kathy Noehl.
Publish: November 24, December 1. 8, and 15.


1 bd., 2 ba. furn.apt. MB $450
2 bd., 1 ba. furn. house MB $350
3 bd., 1 ba. furn. MB $285
3 bd., 2 ba. unfurnished
Overstreet area .......... $550


P. 0. Box 13332
Mexico Beach, FL 32410


Card of Thanks

The St. Joseph Historical So-
ciety wishes to thank all Individu-
als, schools, churches, civic or-
ganizations, clubs, merchants,
and industries who participated
and helped in the Sesquicenten-
nial Celebration Beauty Pageant;
the Essay, Poetry, and Poster
Contests; the Proclamation Run;
Education Day, December 2; and
Parade and Event Day, December
Our special thanks to the City
of Port St. Joe; the Department- of
Natural Resources; City Beautifi-
cation crew; city maintenance
crew; volunteer fire department;
city police; and the sheriffs de-
Each of the above helped to
make this momentous occasion
in Florida's history a success.
Lenohr Clardy
Sesquicentennial Chairman

M*B. Ladies Not Meeting
The Mexico Beach VFD La-
dies Auxiliary will not have a De-
cember meeting, but will meet at
a special luncheon on Friday,
January 8, at noon (eastern time)
in the Gulf Sands Motel restau-
Jean Heathcock, president of,
the Auxiliary, has suggested that
members call her to make reser-

3 bedroom, 1 bath house, unfurnish-
ed, 308 Fortner, Mexico Beach. $150
deposit, $325 rent. Contact J. W.
Keefer, 871-4644, Panama City or
648-8976. 3tp 12/8
For Rent: 2 bedroom furnished
trailer, 227-1260. 4tp 12/8
For Rent: 3 bedroom home,
Beacon Hill, 648-5897. tfc 12/8
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
I 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 r.nt, Overstreet
area, unfurnished. 648-5047, tfc 11/24
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

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 2,9-6509 or
Phil at 229-8409.
tfc 11/17

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
Mobile home lot Mexico Beach.
648-5659. tfc 11/17
Reduced: A nice clean 2 bedroom 1
ba. trailer located on St. Joe Beach.
Must see to appreciate. Call 648-5361.
tfc 11/3
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

(3s6-, )

Mexico Beach
Lots 40'x80. All hook-ups, electric,
water, septic, tel., cable TV,
natural gas. $65 a month lot rent.
R. W. BAKER (904) 648-8201

Requirements: Licensure as a Regis-
tered Professional Nurse with one
year of professional nursing exper-
ience. Salary up to $32,801. Contact:
Thatcher Courtney, Personnel
Manager at 904/674-5901 or mail state
application to: Calhoun Correctional
Institution, P. 0. Box 2000, Blounts-
town, FL 32424. An Affirmative Ac-
tion/Equal Opportunity Employer.
2tc 12/8
CHARGE guaranteed regardless of
credit rating. Call Now! (213)
925-9906, ext. U 3390. 3tp 12/1

I will clean your home. Have re-
ferences. Call Ginny at 229-8929.
tfc 11/17

1 B/1B $175 per month, corner
29th St. & Hwy. 98, Mex. Beach
1 B/1B $225 per month, 1812
Hwy. 98, Mex. Beach
1 B/I B $200 per month, 1812
Hwy. 98, Mex. Beach..,
1 B/i B, $225 per. month. end -
Pine St. & Hwy. 98, St. Joe
Beach, waterfront
2 B/1 B, $275 per month, 1812
Hwy. 98, Mex. Beach .
2 B/1 B, $325 per'month, comer
Balboa St. & Hwy. 98, St. Joe
2 B/1 B, $325 per month, 318
Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach.
2 B/i B, $250 per month, .13th
St., Mexico Beach.
3 B/1, B, $350 per month, 308
Hatley Drive, Mexico Beach,
3 B/2 B, $325 per month, 106 N.
19th Street, Mex. Beach :
4 B/2 B, $350 per month, Hwy.
98, near Santa Anna, St. Joe
Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty, In9

Corner of 14th & Hwy. 98

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.
tfc 11/3
For Rent: Mini-warehouse storage..
For more information call 229-6200.
tfc 9/1
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

4 bd., 2% ba. unfurn. house,
Gulf Aire ............ $700mo.
3 bd., 1 ba. unfurn. apt., Port
St. Joe .............. $250/mo.
2 bd., 1%/2 ba. apt. Mex. Bch $325
3 bd., 2 ba. unfurn. apt.
Beacon Hill .......... $500 mo. <
2 bd., ba. unfurn. apt. 41st St:
Mexico Beach ....... $350 mo.
1 bd., 1 ba. turn. apt.
GulfAire ............ $325 mo.
1 bd., 2 ba. unfurn. apt. MB $400

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For Sale or Lease with Option to
Buy: 3 bedroom, 2 bath house on Mex-
ico Beach. Call 1-871-5757. 2tc 12/8
100'x280' lot in Mexico Beach. Call
1-871-5757. 2tc 12/8

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 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
g.() frame house with separate den and
utility room, on corner lot. Call Cathy
daytime 227-1416. tfc 11/17
Reduced Price. 2 bdrm., 2- ba. lui
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.
tfc 9/1
% acre shaded trailer lot with
dedicated bank fishing on Wetappo
Creek, low, low down payment and
$100 per month. Call George at
229-6031. 12tc9/22
House for Sale by Owner: 3 bdrm., 1
ba., 1g. liv. rm., Ig. kitchen w/laundry
rm., dbl. carport, util. 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
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
1988 14'x72' mobile home at Indian
Pass on 1% acres, 2 bdrm., 2 ba. has
masonite siding; mini-blinds, plywood.
floors, priscilla, curtains, china cabi-
net & deep well, $36,500. Call 227-1713.
6tc 11/10
For sale in town: 2 BR, 1 bath, cen-
tral h&a, $34,000. Call 648-5415 or
227-7439. tfc 7/7
I-- -
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.
4tp 11/17

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.
tfc 11/3
Mexico Beach, 2 bedroom, 1 bath
stucco piling home, cypress great
room, 408 Georgia Ave. 648-8583.
tfc 11/3
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
Road, 1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9
mi. south of W6wa. Owner financing.
Phone 229-6961. thru 3/89
For Sale by owner: Nice brick
home; 1% lots, 3 bdrm., kit. & formal
dining rm, 1g. great room, 2 ba., &
large deck in the back w/privacy
fence. Also has dbl. garage, Ig.
storage area overhead. (cen. h&a).
2005 Juniper Ave., Call after 6:00,
229-6851. tfc.11/3

1982 Chevrolet Suburban, only
32,200 miles, trailer package, good
condition. Call 229-8000 after 5 p.m.
2tc 12/8
1982 Ford Escort L, 4-door, very
good cond., $1,500. Call 229-6233 after 6
' 1977 )'Dodge tiick w/camper shell,
dc, 'p/s, 3-speed, am/fm/cb, good
condition, $1,500. 229-8427. ltc 12/8
1977 Chrysler Cordova, 86,000 miles,
$200. Call 229-8142 evenings.
1972 Monte Carlo, good tires, good
mechanical. $450. 648-5662. tfc 12/8
69 Chevrolet pickup, runs or for
parts, $50. '85 Escort GL 4 cyl., 4 dr.,
at, ac, stereo, looks and runs great.
$3,700. 648-8861.
1969 Toyota Corona 4 dr., old, but
runs and looks good. $395. 648-8289.
3tp 12/1

221 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe, FL
(904) 227-1450
fargaret Hale 648-5659 Frances Chason 229-8747
Broker/Salesman Ann Six 229-6392


Port St. Joe: 8100 sq. ft. mercantile building in prime location on Reid Avenue. Selling for less than
$10.50 per sq. ft.
WOULD YOU BELIEVE a 4 bedroom, 1 n m yr. old roof, hardwood floors. 1075
sq. ft. on 60'x160' lot. 12*x20W storage lq4ju link fence around back yard. Only
Mexico Beach: Almost new stilt house one block from beach. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, fireplace, many
extras. $98,750.
Port St. Joe: Owner anxious to sell, reduce 3 oom, 1 bath masonry home with cen-.
tral heat & air, niew carpets, double carpo I fl4 nany other features.
Port St. Joe, New Listing: 3 bedroom, 2 bath home oh 2 lots. Has den with fireplace, double car-
port, outside storage, new carpet, many other features. Only $65,000.
Pow. St. Joe, New Listing: Newly painted 3 bedroom, 1 bath frame home with deck & outside
storage. Corner lot, close to town, $24,000.
Port St. Joe: Charming older home on comer 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'xl50' 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. I 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 Listingi.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. $Iti.tm).
Mexico Beach: Owner wants to sell. 2 lots beaches Iwy wVan be used -uninercial, make
Mexico Beach6 Possible owne refinancing on this 100x100' 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.

1976 Airstream 31' travel trailer.
Call 229-8000 after 5 p.m. Bernard
Wester, 813 Marvin. 2tc 12/8
Two year old Rottweiler, 100 lbs.,
female, never bred. $200. 648-8861.
6'x18'x6' dog pen, $100. Call 648-8861.
Twin bed, mattress & box springs
included, $50. Queen mattress, $75.
648-5994 p.m. 2tp 12/8
1988 Eagle One bass boat, 40 h.p.
motor, 2 live wells, trolling motor, ex-
cel. cond. Call 1-265-6791.
Pit bulldog puppies. Call 639-5561,
Wewa. 2tc 12/8

Empire natural gas heater, 35,000
btu, fresh air intake, 2 sp. fan,
thermostat, $200. 30 gal. elec. water
heater, counter top, $35. Kimbrell
electronic organ, $350. Small ceiling
fan, $20. Range hood 30", $10. New
small oval lavatory, $5. Call 648-5114.
Four 15" tires and aluminum
wheels, fits Toyota or Chevrolet
truck, like new, $150. Call 1-653-9095,
Many have asked for a christmas
sale, so here goes. All through the
month of December, tiled tables and 3
benches, $155. Donkey and carts, $40,
bird baths, etc. 20% off. Large deer,
$100 ea.; small deer, $35 ea. Pelicans,
$10.50. Many, many more.
Butler's Ornamental Products, St.
Joe Beach. 648-8926.

1978 Mercury Marquis, 4 door, ex-
cel. body, looks good, drives good,
wants a new home. 227-1626. tfc 11/3
'78 Bronco V8, ac, at, ps, pb, 4wd,
1200 tires, extras. Make offer.
227-1376. tfc 10/13
1986 Z-28, take over payments, St.
Joe Papermakers Federal Credit
Union, 227-1156. tfc11/24
1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo S:S., ap-
prox. "38,000 'miles. Call 227-1525, 9-5
for information. tfc 11/17

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.
tfc 9/8
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.
tfc 11/24
in shell, $5.00 per 5 lb. bag. Discount
for 50 lbs. Will crack for 20c 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

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.
4tc 12/1
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
Virginia Pine Christmas trees at
Carr's Auto Sales, Highland View.
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
.* Handcrafted afghans, (doll) $5;
(baby) $10. Also a few lap throws.
229-6065. 4tp 12/1

Garage Sale: 301 20th St., Friday
and Saturday, Dec. 9 & 10, 8:30- 5 p.m.
Children's clothes, furniture, bed
spreads and misc. items.
Garage Sale: 118 Westcott Circle,
Sat., Dec. 10, 8:30 12:00. Lots of
clothes, (baby and adult), dishes,
toys, books, misc. items. Rain
Yard Sale, 524 8th St., Saturday, 8
a.m. until. Good clothes.
Yard Sale: 2 families, corner Gulf
and Alabama St., St. Joe Beach.
Saturday, Dec. 10, 8 a.m. 1 p.m. Fer-
tilizer, spreaders, cast net, TV, TV
stand, plant stand, clothes & misc.
Flea Market Sale, Fridays and Sat-
urdays, Gulf Station, 32nd St., Mexico
Beach. Lots of new items for Christ-
Yard Sale: Lots of baby items, in-
fant to 2 toddler, boys clothes size
12-14. Toys and misc. items, Liberty
Manor, Friday, Dec. 9, 8 to 1.
Yard Sale: 1610 Palm Blvd. 8:00 till
12:00 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10. TV, fur-
niture, pots and pans, odds and ends.
Garage Sale: Saturday, Dec. 10.
8:00 12:00. Corner of Pineda &
Georgia Ave., St. Joe Beach.
Yard Sale: Baby items, ladies and
men's clothing, toys, books and other
goodies. Saturday, Dec. 10th, 10 a.m.
till. Corner of Canal and Georgia
Ave., St. Joe Beach.
Yard Sale: 2 families, Saturday,
Dec. 10, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 210 Third
Ave., Highland View. Some furniture,
rain or shine.
Garage Sale: Friday and Saturday,
Dec. 9 and 10, 8 a.m. Old Quinn's,
Grocery store building, corner Ave. C
and Main St.
Garage Sale: Saturday, Dec. 10, 9'
a.m. to 1 p.m. 2 families. 108 Sunset
Circle. Sweaters, jeans, clothes, some
furniture. Toys, Christmas tree and
Yard Sale: Jones Homestead on
West Rogers St., 3 families, Saturday,
Dec. 10, 8 a.m. until 4.

2 families, yard sale, 2nd St. and 5th
Avenue, Beacon Hill, 9 till whenever,
Friday, Dec. 9.
Yard Sale, Friday, Dec. 9, 445 Se-
cond Ave., Highland View... 3 cable
boxes, baby and children's clothes,
new Tupperware for Christmas, day
bed and odds and ends.
Yard Sale, Must sell Moving. 1979
Datsun 210, Sears microwave, like
new, Singer sewing machine w/cabi-
net, lawn table and chairs, small ap-
pliances, clothes, many other items.
Saturday, Dec. 10, 8 a.m. till, 2009
Long Ave. 229-8352.
Giant Garage Sale: All new items.
A real money saving sale. Saturday, 8
to 4, at 210 Williams Ave. tfc 11/24
Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach Mini Mall
Paperbacks, price
tfc 11/3

Needed immediately; Dependable,
hard working person to fill full-time
maid's position. Must be able to work
weekends. No phone calls please. Ap-
ply in person at Driftwood Motel,
Mexico Beach.
Wanted: Responsible person to
come to my home to care for 19 month
old and 5 year old after school and
housekeeping. Must have own trans-
portation and references. In Cape
area. Please call after December
10th, 229-8497 or call Panama City,
785-0500. 2tp 12/8
Gulf Co. Association for Retarded
Citizens is accepting applications for
the position of Skills Trainer/Super-
visor in a residential setting. Job
description, qualifications, and ap-
plication may be obtained from
GCARC office at 200 Peters Street,
Port St. Joe. Closing date for accep-
ting applications is December 16, 1988
at 4:00 p.m. This program is funded
by Dept. of Health and Rehabilitative
Services, Developmental Services.'
EOE. 2tc 12/8


Do you need a babysitter? Call
Shelia, 648-8954.

Buy or Sell
Call Hazel Harris, Mgr.
4tp 12/1

Tel-A-Story, a new Bible story
every day for children, and adults.
Call 227-1511. tfc 9/1

408 Reid Ave. 229-6954
Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m. 8 p.m
Sun. 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
Self service or drop/off
tfc 9/1

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
call: 648-8121

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.
803 Jenks Avenue
Panama City, FL
24tp 10/27/88




& Upholstery

Something for everyone on your list.
Free gift wrapping and delivery.
Visa/Mastercard accepted. Margaret
Hale, 648-5659. 3tc 12/8
Call 227-1278

REMODELING Home or Business
New or Old, Let Me Do It All
17 yrs; exp. Free Estimates
Jim Scoggins, 229-8320
tfc 11/3

Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clear-
ing, septic tanks, drain fields, fill
Rt. 2, Box A1C, Port St. Joe
Phone 229-6018
,tfc 9/1

Wauneta's Accounting
& Income Tax
Wauneta Brewer St. Joe Beach

Plumbing, Home Repairs, Carpentry,
Water Lines, Sprinklers, Light Back-
hoe, Trenching & Decks.
Mexico Beach to Cape.
24 hours. Call 648-8952
pd. thru Nov.


Sears Catalog Sales

Leon Pollock, Owner
410 Reid Avenue tfc 9/1

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

House trailers, tanks, etc.
ED MOSLEY, 227-1209
3tc 11/10

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

1008 McClellan Ave. H. L. Harrison
Saws, Scissors, Lawn Mower
Blades, Butcher Knives,
Drill Bits, Etc.
227-1350 or 229-8522
tfc 11/17


Commercial Building
Residential Building
Cabinet Work
Gen. Con RG 0033843
GLEN F. COMBS 227-1689
P. 0. BOX 456
thru 12/87

Repairs, Carpentry, Painting, Etc.
227-1209 Ed Mosley
3tc 11/10

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,

LAWYER 1-265-4794
24 Years Experience
Workers Compensation, Occupa-
tional Diseases, Injuries and Ac-
cidents. No charge for first con-
tfc 11/3

We Buy, Pawn, Sell or Trade

Indian Swamp Campground
Highway C-387 Howard Creek
tfc 1/7/88


Now Open
130 Gulf St. St. Joe Beach
10 to 6, Tues. thru Fri.,
Saturday by appointment
Owners: Gayle & John Tatum
tfc 11/3


Pet Grooming

327 Santa Anna St., Joe Beach 648-8307


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Trees Cost Handsome Price; Treat with TLC

By Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
If you haven't been to a
Christmas tree lot yet, be sure to
take enough cash when you do go.
SLike nearly everything else, tree
prices have been escalating in re-
cent years. So to be sure you get
your money's worth, you should
keep certain things in mind as
you shop for the "ideal" tree.
It's important to choose a
fresh Christmas tree one with
good color that holds its needles
well. Florida's warm weather

Look To

Us For


In Port

St. Joe

Dr. Anthony L. Aker, O.D.
Dr. David J. Edinger, O.D.
Dr. James E. Corry, O.D.
Eye Exams
Pediatric Care
Low Vision
Senior Citizen & Military
Diseases of the Eye
Pre & Post Operative Care
Medicare & Medicaid
One Hour Service
on most prescriptions
(Downtown Panama
City Clinic Only)
We Now Have The
New Disposable
Contact Lenses

Newberry Optometric Clinic
528-B 5th St
Next to Campbells Pharmacy
Port St. Joe
Hours: 8:30-5:30

causes many Christmas trees to
wilt quickly and drop their
needles. How well a tree will sur-
vive depends on the type of tree
and when it was cut. Scotch pines
and Virginia pines hold their

The Soil Conservation Service
has recently opened a new office
.in the old courthouse building in
Wewahitchka. From there a soil
survey of Gulf County will be
A soil survey is a document
consisting of soil maps an infor2-
mation on local soils. They are
prepared by Soil Scientists who
make soil borings with a hand
-auger and describe its topogra-
phy and landscape. These and
other soil factors are studies in
the field, while other properties
are determined through laborato-
ry tests. This information is used
to predict soil behavior to a host
of uses. These soil interpreta-
tions and other data are included

CPA Wayne Dewitt advised
the Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club

"A Place for the Whole Family"

801 20th Street Port St. Joe, Florida

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

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

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

Dr. Owen Oksanen


his Port St. Joe office, located at,
Gulf Pines Hospital

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

229-8221 -Days


We accept Medicare, Medicaid, major insurance and
are participating in BC/BS Preferred Patient.

needles quite well. Spruces tend
to lose needles more quickly.
Buying a fresh tree is proba-
bly the most important piece of
advice we can offer. My informa-
tion on when and how to select a
fresh tree was provided by Exten-
sion Urban Horticulturist Dr.
Robert Black, of the University of
Florida's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences.
There are a couple of reasons
why a fresh tree is important. Ob-
viously, a fresh tree will last, and
look better longer. Old, dried-out
trees are unattractive. They're fire
hazards as well. Since most of us
include electric lights in our tree
decorations, it's easy to see that a
dried-out tree become very dan-
There are several ways to de-
termine a tree's freshness. Band
the needles. If the tree is fresh,
the needles will be supple and
springy. If the tree is old, the
needles will snap and break off.
Bounce the tree's stump on the
ground to see how many needles

in a soil survey report.
The soil survey is intended for
many different users. It can help
a home buyer or developer deter-
mine soil related hazards or limi-
tations that affect homesites. It
can help land use planners deter-
mine suitability of areas for hous-
ing or on-site sewage disposal
systems. It can help a farmer or
forester estimate the potential
crop forage, or pine production of
his land. It can also be used to de-
termine the suitability and limi-
tations of soils for buildings,
landfills, recreation areas, and
many other uses.
The soil survey staff has come
from Franklin County and have

members Tuesday on coming tax
matters which face U.S. tax pay-
ers in the coming year. ,
Dewitt said he didn't look for
any increases in federal income
taxes in the coming year since
president-elect George Bush had
made such definite statements
about opposing any new taxes.
'You can look for an increase in
areas such as excise taxes and ser-
vice taxes" the speaker said.

Dewitt spent most of his time
advising the Kiwanians to begin
planning a year ahead, in any tax
year, for, what they will be faced
with in the following year. "For
instance, you can delay some
sources of income if you think
your tax situation, has you paying
all you care to pay in the current
year. Such items as bonuses, some
accounts receivable, rentals, etc.,
can be delayed until after the
first of the year, thus giving you
some. relief on' taxable income.
this year", he said.
The CPA advised that deduc-
tions for interest paid will have its
status changed over the next
couple of years, gradually phasing
the expense out as a tax deduction.
"Only interest on your home mort-
gage will be allowed as a deduction
in just a short while", he pointed
He advised his audience of a
need to examine their situation
for IRA's, giving a gift of some of
their estate to their children
while they are still alive, invest-
ing in-bonds, and manipulating
salaries and benefits for family
members working in a family op-
erated business, as means .Qf
avoiding, some tax responsibility
if their affairs are managed cor:
rectly. ,
'There are several ways of les-
sening your tax responsibility if.
you are careful with your affairs"
he advised.

fall. It's normal for a fresh tree to
drop a few needles. But, if bounc-
ing produces a shower of needles,
put the tree back and select an-
other. Before buying, also feel the
bottom of the stump. The sap of a
fresh tree is sticky. On an old
stump, it's hard and caked. A
fresh tree should have a pleasant
fragrance, one that will last
throughout the Christmas sea-
The tree you select should
have a good green color, be full
and bushy, and have sturdy
branches. Strength of branches is
more a matter of the tree type
than the tree's age or condition.
White pine and red cedar trees
are well suited to the Florida cli-
mate. But, unfortunately, they
both have fairly weak boughs that
won't hold decorations very well.
Firs, spruces, and Scotch pines,
on the other hand, usually have
very firm branches.
Since firs, spruces and Scotch
pines don't grow naturally in
Florida, they have to be imported

recently completed a soil survey
The service will be in Gulf
County approximately two years.

from northern states. So, they
usually cost a lot more than ei-
ther, white pines or red cedars. In
addition to lower prices, Florida
grown trees have another advan-
tage. If you get living trees balled
in burlap, they can be added to
the landscape after the Christ-
mas season is over.
Start your Christmas tree
shopping early, so you'll have the

best selection of the healthiest
trees available in your area. Re-
member to look for a tree with
good color; a sticky, sappy stump;
and sturdy branches which hold
their needles well. Once you find
the tree you want, one that's fresh,
attractive, and the right size for
your home, it's important to care
for it properly so that it will last
throughout the holidays.

Corner of Fourth Street and Second Avenue
Welcome Friend
SUNDAY SCHOOL ........ .......................... ... 9:45 A.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.

* Heating & Air

* Major

Plumbing & Electrical Work
229-8416 or 227-1954 106 Bellamy Circle
ER0007623, RF0040131, RA0043378


SCS Moves Office Into Old Gulf County Court

House to Conduct Soil Survey of Gulf County

Tax People Tighten Up

Deduction Schedules

The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 8, 1988

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