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FIFTY-FIRST YEAR NO. 18
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1988
250 Per Copy
We ll Burn It!
County Signs Two Year Agreement
With Bay to Incinerate Solid Waste
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Al Ray, left, has just drawn the losing number in Gulf County's famous tie vote in the Octo-
ber 2nd primary. Judge David Taunton, Election Supervisor Cora Sue Robinson, Doug Birming-
ham and Don Parker look on. Parker won the draw.
1/y The Year of the Tie Vote,
Flooding, Murder Trials, Sesquicentennial
Father time is packing his calendar and pre-
paring to make off into the sunset and leave it to
the naked little baby wearing a sash across his
middle and a top hat on his head. Old Father Time
wasn't all that bad to Gulf County during the past
year. Still, it's time for the new year to take over
and the old one must go along with the scheme of
things and make his exit.
Looking back through last year's Issues of The
Star, the old year wasn't all that bad, even though
we had our days we wish had never happened.
For instance, even though their deaths were
tragic times in the lives of the families involved.
Gulf County had only two traffic deaths during the
past year and both of these happened right here in
Port St. Joe, when a small child died of injuries
sustained when she was struck by an automobile
while riding her bicycle on the street. The other
- traffic death occurred when yofuri 'mani ran l-is
auto into a stancheon on the docks at the west end
of First Street.
So far as fatal traffic deaths are concerned. It
has been an unusual and good year In Gulf County.
Our average for traffic deaths is usually about
eight or nine fatalities per year.
LETS TAKE A LOOK
But, just for a few minutes, let's take a look
through the pages of The Star for 1988 and see
what the 10 most important news stories of the
year turned out to be.
The number one news story of the past year
just has to be the highly unusual event which hap-
pened for the first time ever in the county during
St. Joe Beach homeowner wades
through knee-deep water outside his dwell-
ing following an August flood.
EMTs give first aid to Kabby WhiteEagle
after she was hit by a car. She died three
days later from her injuries.
the month of November.
You remember it well. It was the day Don
Parker and Al Ray drew lots to see who would rep-
resent District Five on the Gulf County Commis-
sion. The two had received the same number of
votes during the election and settled the question
by drawing lots to see who would win the seat.
Parker drew the lucky number, leaving neither
Parker nor Ray complete satisfied in the matter.
THE NUMBER TWO story of the past year was
the trial of triple murderer Clyde Melvin, which is
still causing Gulf county's treasury extreme pain.
After a week of unsuccessful attempts to select
a jury to try Melvin here in Port St. Joe, the sensa-
tional trial was moved to Pensacola and tried
there, where Melvin was convicted of first degree
murder in the deaths of attorney Tom Ingles, Peg-
gy Paulk and Judge W. L. Bailey. Melvin was sen-
tenced to life in prison on all three counts. His at-
torneys have said they will file an appeal in the
THE THIRD MOST IMPORTANT news story
during 1988, was the rainstorm which struck the
St. Joe Beach area during the month of August,
flooding several homes and causing considerable
An engineering study of why the floods hap-
pened and what could be done to prevent them in
the future revealed the flooded area had rains to a
greater extent than they had ever had before
which overtaxed the drainage facilities. The study
recommended at least one other outfall pipe into
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The Gulf County Commission
brought the solid waste question
to a climax last Thursday and
agreed to sign a contract with Bay
county to bum the waste in their
The Commission had been
struggling over the solid waste
pr-oblem and what to do with it for
the past two years. The struggle
was caused by a search for the
most economical and effective
method to resolve the problem to
the satisfaction and approval of
the Department of Environmen-
Dealing with DER has been
part of the everyday activities of
the board for the past several
years, with compromises being
reached to temporarily resolve
the waste disposal problem. This
past year, however, DER has
called a screeching halt to com-
promise throughout the Panhan-
dle and insisted on every county
meeting stringent requirements
for a landfill operation or truck-
ing to Bay county's incinerator.
Gulf county's Commission
feels it has exhausted every other
avenue available to the county
and finally agreed in October to go
with Bay county's incinerator,
even though they had dramatical-
ly increased the price of burning.
At the last regular meeting of
the board, Chairman Doug Birm-
ingham was authorized to sign
the contract with Bay county at
the increased price, with the
agreement to go into effect on
.January Commissioner Jimmy
Gortman said he wanted the
Board to be present when the
agreement was signed, a desire
which caused the special meeting
to be called Thursday for the sign-
The contract signed in a brief
meeting Thursday binds Gulf
county to the incinerator for a
two year period with options to
renew the lease for two additional
The rate agreed to in the con-
tract calls for Gulf to pay
$178,670 for the next nine
months remaining in the current
fiscal year and $238,670, or the
equivalent of a half mill sales tax
in Gulf county for the following
Bay county recently levied a
half mill sales tax on its people to
pay for incineration of their solid
waste and the Bay Commission
felt Gulf county should do the
same if they expected to use the
services of the incinerator.
The Gulf commission took a
long, hard look at up-dating the
Buckhorn landfill to meet DER
standards, but the cost was esti-
mated to be approximately twice
the cost to transport to the incin-
erator and pay for its use.
In addition to final approval
of and signing the incinerator
contract Thursday, the county
People needing public services
will not have to be so patient dur-
ing the New Year holiday period
as they were during the Christmas
A poll of all local government
agencies in Gulf county and Mexi-
co Beach revealed that all were
closing down operations Monday
'only, January 2.
That means the Gulf County
courthouse, the Port St. Joe, We-
wahitchka and Mexico Beach city
halls will all be closed and county
and municipal services suspended
on Monday so government em-
agreed to call for bids for equip-
ment to haul the solid waste from
the north end of the county to the
Solid waste from the south of
Gulf county has been hauled to the
incinerator all year long, with the
exception of the period since Octo-
ber, when it was hauled to Buck-
horn after Bay county increased
its incineration charges. Now
waste from both ends of the coun-
ty will be taken to Bay county.
The equipment to handle the
additional waste to be transport-
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ployees may have their last day of
holiday for a while.
Most other businesses in the
county, including financial insti-
tutions, will also be closed.
Monday will be a day of
watching parades and football
bowl games on TV in Gulf county.
That is, if you don't have an
emergency. If you live outside ei-
ther city limits in Gulf county and
have an emergency, call the Gulf
county Sheriffs office, 227-1115.
If you live in either Port St. Joe,
Wewahitchka or Mexico Beach
and have an emergency, call your
local police department number.
No Accidents In Gulf County
During Christmas Holidays
Gulf county had a safe and sane holiday to its credit, according to
the law enforcement agencies in the county.
'We didn't even pick up a drunk over the long holiday week end",
Port St. Joe police chief Carl Richter said. 'We had a mighty quiet holi-
day season", the chief continued.
Gulf county Sheriffs captain Jack Davilla said, '"We didn't have
anything It was the quietest holiday I have ever seen. I'm glad of it too.
I have had a terrible cold all week end and I sure didn't feel like getting
out to take care of some accident or incident of breaking the law".
The state of Florida, meanwhile, was killing 36 people on the high-
ways during the holiday, 12 of them in alcohol related situations.
With another week end holiday on tap the end of this week, law en-
forcement officers from all over the state are again urging caution on
the highways to prevent another record incidence of fatalities. With
the New Year holiday traditionally associated with a high incidence of
drinking, officials say they will be especially alert for law breakers on
Buckhorn Landfill Closing Down
Gulf county will be out of the
landfill business after Saturday
of this week, when their lone fa-
cility at Buckhorn in the extreme
north end of the county will be
shut down on orders of the De-
partment of Environmental Regu-
The Buckhorn landfill was
put into operation about 10 years
ago and had its operation ap-
proved by the DER until a little
over a year ago, when changing
regulations caused the operation
to be out of compliance.
At the time Buckhorn was
opened, the county was facing
problems with gaining approval
of two landfill operations it had
going and the Buckhorn site was
approved for a landfill only after
several others were suggested and
turned down by DER.
The Board agreed the middle
of this year to close the operation
down on orders from DER, with
December 31 identified as the last
day of operation. The county drew
angry glances from DER in Octo-
ber when it once again started us-
ing the Buckhorn site to handle
all the county's solid waste until
the end of the year.
New requirements of DER
would mandate linings being
placed in each receiving cell at an
estimated cost of $350,000. The
linings would be designed so as to
prevent water from seeping
through the waste and into the
After Saturday of this week,
there will be no more burial of
waste at Buckhorn by anyone.
There is a garbage collection
trailer at the Buckhorn site to re-
ceive solid waste, as is the case in
other areas throughout the coun-
The Commission is asking
that people place their garbage in
bags if at all possible and placing
it inside the dumpsters.
Commission chairman Doug
Birmingham said cooperation by
the citizens will save the county
considerable expense during a
time when they are taking on a
large new expense item.
Gulf County's Bridge Projects Not Affected By DOT Cut-Back
Gulf county's two high-rise bridge projects will not be affect-
ed, apparently from the project slow-down of the Department
of Transportation announced last week, according to public re-
lations director for DOT's Chipley office, Dave Fiero.
Fiero told The Star late last week the White City high rise
bridge project, which is scheduled to be bid out in the spring of
1989, will proceed on schedule. "Bidding will be prior to June of
1989," Fiero said. Construction work is scheduled to begin a
short time later.
In the meantime, work on the Overstreet high rise bridge is
winding down with only a very short section of railing and
preparation of the paved approaches still to be done. The bridge
is scheduled to be completed shortly after the new year begins.
SFiero said the White City bridge project escaped the cut-back
which DOT was forced into recently, because it has federal
funding involved. "The only cut-backs which are being made
are those being financed solely with state resources," he said.
DOT has adopted a different procedure for building roads
which allows the contractor to work faster, get through faster
and get paid faster. Getting paid faster has depleted the DOT
budget for the year because construction projects throughout
the district are ahead of schedule due to the new procedure.
'"We should be back on track by late next year or early the
following year," Fiero said. All the delayed projects will be
picked up at that time.
HIGHLAND VIEW PROJECT
The DOT spokesman said he didn't think the Highland View
bridge project would be affected at all, even though it is being
funded completely with state money. 'The Highland View pro-
ject isn't scheduled for bidding until late 1990 or early 1991 and
our finances should be straightened out by that time". Even so.
Fiero said he didn't expect any further delays on the Highland
View bridge construction because bridges have not been affected
by the cut-backs thus far.
Late last week, DOT announced that three popular Bay
county projects were being delayed, which caused considerable
uproar in the neighboring county. Among the district projects
to be delayed were four-laning of Highway 231 to the Alabama
line, four-laning of the Back Beach Road in Bay county and re-
surfacing of Front Beach Road in Bay county.
Government Services, Buildings, Observe
New Year Holiday With Special Hours
THURSDAY DECEMBER 29, 1988
Chance In '89
The pessimist always approaches a new year with misgiv-
ings and an optimist welcomes another annual beginning with
anticipation and high expectations.
We always try to greet a new year with the enthusiasm of an
optimist, but sometimes the realities get in the way and force a
little pessimism into our outlook on things. We suppose this is
true with everyone who isn't a pure pessimist or a dyed-in-the-
The year 1989 isn't to be looked at as an escape for problems
we face today, nor is it to be considered as the beginning of a
dramatic new era, as we see it. The year 1989 is more or less just
slipping in the back of the hall, unobtrusively, hoping not to
disturb anyone while it gets ready to perform its part in the
great scheme of things.
grWe still have a hefty national debt facing us in 1989, and we
see no prospects of this situation changing during the year,
even though some high-powered economists say the debt has
actually been decreasing because it is less and lessof a percent-
age of our gross national product. In other words, we owe less of
what we produce, on our national debt each and every year. One
economist quoted Milton Friedman the other day as saying our
national debt is about half what It was 10 years ago. We all
press on into 1989 saying, you could have fooled us, we thought
it was still substantial.
We press forward into 1989 with Yasser Arafat suddenly ex-
periencing the metamorphosis from international terrorist to
peaceful humanitarian overnight, and the better part of the
world accepting his fake grin at face value. Actually, if you ac-
cept Yasser Arafat at face value, you see just how ugly his char-
acter really is.
Then we have the ever present anticipation of what will in-
flation do during the new year. It behaved pretty well during
1988, even though there were times when it appeared as if infla-
tion wanted to flex its muscles and start running away once
more. In each instance there were economic factors which shut
down its surge and held the economy in check.
For us here in Port St. Joe, we end the year 1988 with too few
retail businesses in operation in the city. We believe the situa-
tion is ripe for some business community growth here in Port
St. Joe. Many of our business operators-and rightfully so-
are disturbed over the many Port St. Joe dollars which go to
other adjoining cities to be spent, and we firmly believe it is be-
cause the retail business community has eroded to the point
where it encourages rather than discourages out-of-town buy-
ing. So we don't talk about others, entirely, we'll add printing
and office supply services to that. Mostly, however, we're talk-
ing about the several family businesses which have closed dur-
ing the past three or four years and have had none to take their
Optimistically, we see 1989 as an opportunity to do the
things we planned to do in 1988 and just didn't seem to be able
to get around to. 1989 will be another chance, so let's take ad-
vantage of it.
We read, here at the end of another year, where a federal
housing project in Atllanta, Georgia has all but seceded from
the city, state and union and has become an armed camp.
The Bankhead Courts in Atlanta have degenerated into a
state of anarchy because of the propensity of many of its people
for dealing in drugs. The drug dealers and drug users have taken
over from the responsible, law-abiding citizen, causing him
untold misery in his own home neighborhood.
We read where the situation has deteriorated to the point
where the public utility people will only go into the neighbor-
hood to make needed repairs when accompanied by a police es-
cort and only during certain days and certain hours.
All of this, of course, has come about due to the use and sale
of crack cocaine. This insidious drug, which is relatively cheap
and easy to conceal is doing something the other drugs, as hide-
ous as they were, could not do, Crack cocaine is destroying our
society. The only remedy we see for defeating this virus in our
way of life is to do like a threatened neighborhood in Tallahas-
see did. The good people of that neighborhood rose up and band-
ed, vigilante style, against the use and dealing in drugs. It looks
as if we're all going to have to adopt this method of coping with
the drug problem and the sooner we get at it, the better off we'll
IHunker Down with Kes
School Would Be A Snap Now
Listen, guys, I'm not sure
about this one, but, is the world
speeding up? 1988 is finished alk
ready. Now, I know what your
thinking, how did it get over s6
fast? I've been studying on 't
some and it must be all thosp
rockets and spaceships we've
been sending up. We're punching
holes in somle,sphere up there.
We're undoubtedly letting someL
thing in or a whole lot out. Maybe
the Earth is moving closer to the
sun. Or It could be those Russians
have some kind of time machine
we don't know about? Days still
have 24 hours in them it's just
that they are muph shorter hours.
,Know what I mean.. And I some-
how missed all of February and
inost of March last year. If 1988
didn't have February, that would
'help explain why it went by so
This is a time when everyone
is looking back, remembering the
year past, the memorable events,
the heartbreaks, the laughter, the.
. .I can't do that 'cause it went by
so fast I didn't catch much of it. It
In the grand tradition of celebration and
good cheer, we wish you joy, love and friendship
now and all through the year.
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was work, eat, Wheel of Fortune,
sleep, work, eat, Wheel...
Now, I remember a time be-
fore holes were punched into the
upper ionosphere, before those
guys in that underground labora-
tory in Siberia went to work on a
time machine, even before Vanna
White, when we still had a Febru-
ary every year. Listen, in 1956, '57,
'58 hours didn't move they
Think back with me to April,
1956. Your fourth grade year ends
the last of May. If you hadn't read
about it lately or caught it on Un-
solved Mysteries, let me refresh
your memory, April, '56 was the
longest month ever recorded. Re-
member how we didn't think it
was every going to end. Listen
April, 1956 was near about as
long as all of 1988.
Move ahead to October of that
same year. We couldn't get that
month to move at all. I knew kids
that grew a foot and a half from
October 10th to Thanksgiving.
We'd sit in the Yellow Bird reading
class and pray for those hands on
that old United Clock to move
faster. We'd read about Dick and
Jane for hours on end and that
clock wouldn't move half an inch.
Christmas that year, shucks, it
took so long most of us forgot
what Santa looked like. That last
full day before the holidays set a
one day longevity record that still
stands. Ted Koppel is doing a
special on it.
Yes sir, kids today got it made
the way time zips by. They get to
school, say good morning and it's
time for lunch. Dick goes down
the slide one time and the going
home bell rings. And still my boys
complain about school. I don't
I'm a little worried about '89.
Surely, it can't get any faster. If we
speed up even a tiny bit, why,
those one hour laundromats are
going to be out of business. We
spent a lot of this year deciding if
George could handle the country.
If things keep whirling it won't
matter, his term will be over be-
fore he can do any good or harm.
We did get the space shuttle
up again. We celebrated proudly -
of course that's two more holes
in the ionosphere. And we got
that baby out of a Texas well. We
worried more about a couple of
whales trapped in the ice than we
did about millions of children
starving to death in Africa. You
;figure that one out. It was close,
but with the final count Just in,
Phil Donahue had two perverts
more this year than Oprah Win-
frey. And people watched the
stuff. You figure that one out!
How many Olympic winners
can you name kinda' went by
in a hurry, didn't they? And Jim-
my Swaggart and Jim Bakker
made some news, or was that in
1987? Ted Turner colorized every
thing he could get his hands on
while his Braves well, '88 didn't
go fast enough to save them.
Slowing down for 1989? Going
to kick back and put your feet up,
take it easy for a change. It will
never happen. I think we are
I do have one wish for 1989. I
hope this is the year that Yasser
Arafat either shaves.. .or grows a
SOME OLD CUSTOMS refer to
the 12 days of Christmas and
some. refer to advent as being the
Christmas season. The 12 days of
,Christmas must last for 12 days
but I'm not sure if that means 12
days before, 12 days after or 12
days with Christmas day in the
Advent begins four Sundays
prior to Christmas, and continues
up until the big day. Advent is
more the anticipation of Christ-
mas rather than Christmas, it-
Regardless of whether you use
the old 12 days of Christmas or
the Advent custom, Christmas is
now over in Port St. Joe.
I never thought I would make
it all in one piece and without
having a fruitcake attack or pe-
can pie palpatations.
TAOIN SHRDLU BY: WESLEY R. RAMSEY
's All Over Now But Putting Away the Decorations
I am one of those people who
like fruit cake. If it's good fruit
cake, I can enjoy it almost as
much as pineapple upside-down
cake: which is a considerable
amount of enjoyment we're talk-
But, I've had my fruit cake.
I've had my pecan pie. I've had my
red velvet cake. I've had my ham.
I've had my turkey. I've had my
sweet potato souffle, my goodies. I
have not had my dressing. We
didn't have dressing around my
clan, for some reason or other. We
put the giblet gravy on some rice,
BUT CHRISTMAS DAY has
been disposed of, along with a
large size garbage bag of spent
wrappings, ribbons and boxes.
The Christmas tree lights have
been turned off and the roll of toi-
let paper with "Ho Ho" inscribed
on every sheet in red and green
has been tucked away for another,
year to do service again next year.
When this was written, the
tree was still up, but lo6kingg
mighty tired and bedraggled. Af-i
ter all, it served some 24 people in
their gift giving Saturday night,'
so it has done its duty and per-
formed it well.
By the time you read this, the
tree will probably have been tak-
en down and gone where all good
Christmas trees go when THE day
is over. Much of the decorations
will be packed back in the box and
shoved into the closet under' the
stairs until another Advent sea-
son rolls around and we start
pulling them out again.
There's nothing quite so sad-
looking as an used up Christmas
tree ... unless it is a used up poppa
or grandpoppa after the gitts have
been given out on Christmas Eve,
the wrappings all still in the mid-
dle of the floor and the kids all
gone home to bed to await Santa
AS USUAL, I,GOT more than I
needed on Christmas day. I'm not
trying to send any of it back, you
understand, but I still got more
than I needed ... or expected.
But, all things! considered, I'm
sort of glad it's over. Whether you
use the Advent or the 12 day peri-
od of Christmas, it was a hectic
Christmas season. Either it was
hectic or it doesn't take near as
much activity to reach the hectic
classification with me anymore.
For two solid weeks prior to
Christmas it was a night out every
night for some function or other.
The days were chock full of activi-
ties including getting all the work
done prior to the Christmas shut
down. It was a rat race.
I enjoyed it, though, but I'm
also enjoying the fact that it's all
over until next year.
THERE'S ONE THING I would
like to see continue on into the
next year. Even though Christmas
is over, there is a need which is
going on and on, day after day.
Several families were found
during the holiday season, who
had a real need fqr the basics of
food, shelter and clothing. When
one has these needs, I can see
where one would be hurting.
I'm not talking about those
people who are in this condition
because of their own actions or
from choice. I'm talking about
those who find themselves in
these circumstances because of
unfortunate events in their lives,
through no fault of their own.
Those who find themselves
destitute because they have been
too sorry or too lacking in self es-
teem to do any different, don't stir
up my genes which govern con-
Anyhow, these several fami-
lies were given some substantial
aid during the Christmas season.
They were given food, clothing,
warm bed clothes, etc.
The thing which now con-
cerns me is that here it is four
days after Christmas and that
Christmas food basket is proba-
bly running on empty, or at least
close to empty, by this time.
The need is there again and it
concerns me as to whether or not
this need will be met again or will
it go unnoticed until next Christ-
People who don't have enough
to eat, or have kids who don't
have adequate clothing to keep
them warm, or adequate shelter,
through no fault of their own, are
of concern to me.
Even though the Christmas
season is over for me and most of
us who have more than we need, I
hope the Christmas season con-
tinues on throughout the year for
those who are in legitimate need.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 1988 PAGE 3A
By Wendell Campbell
It Was A Very Good Year
It would be impossible to describe or convince a person 21
years old just how fast a year passes when one reaches that gold-
en time in life called "middle age."
It only seems like a couple of months ago that I was going to
Panama City to rent a tuxedo for the Rotary Charity Ball, that is
held each New Year's eve. I was honored to be Master of Ceremo-
nies last year and was asked to be again this year but, alas, I
won't be able to make ,it. Thanks for the asking anyway, Alden.
The day after New Year's Day, 1988, my family and I were an-
chored off The Point in our boat, basking in the sun. It was a very
mild winter, as I recall.
Because of the mild winter and much help from God, our
business experienced a fairly good year. You see, insects and
pest thrive in mild or warm weather. Since someone greater than
you or I controls that aspect of our existence, I want to say
'Thanks," because we not only like to exterminate pests (the in-
sect variety only) but we enjoy a warmer climate. That's one rea-
son we live in Florida.
During the year, 1988, all of our children experienced another
birthday. There's nothing exceptional about that except I am
proud they made another year in good health. I am also extreme-
ly thankful for that miracle.
I also celebrated a birthday in 1988 in-as far as I know-good
health. My counterpart at home, however, chose to skip hers this
year. Oh, she accepted the presents but her birthdays are on
"hold" for the next several years.
I don't know why because to me she looks better every day.
Something else happened in 1988 that will go down as a
milestone in our family. It was a discovery I made that will possi-
bly be more valuable to our family than winning the biggest lot-
tery ever. I cannot discuss the details of this discovery with you
at this point but I will say that there's no patent on it but there
should be. I don't have it perfected yet but I'm working on it.
Our city experienced a trauma in 1988 that has affected most
of us. The red light at Reid Avenue and 3rd Street malfunctioned
and later went out completely.
I'm proud to report that repairs are underway-I check it
every morning when I come to work-and it should be operation-
al sometime in 1989.
During the latter part of this year I started playing golf again.
I find that the ball doesn't go nearly as far and no where close to
where I want it to go so it has become an even greater challenge.
I think I'll lay off for a few more months and then just give it up.
Some babies were bom and some good folks died in 1988, in
our family as well as others, but that's what life is all about. All in
all, however, it was a very good year for us; I hope it was for you
More than that, I hope you have an even better and more
prosperous year in 1989.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Corner Fourth St. & Parker Avenue
"Where Christian Love Is Shown"
SUNDAY SCHOOL .......................... 10:00 AM.
MORNING WORSHIP ............................. ............. 11:00A.M.
SUNDAY EVENING SONG SERVICE & BIBLE STUDY .................... 6:00 P.M.
THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY ................................... 2:30 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.
at Pine Street Overstreet
PASTOR ASST. PASTOR
WILBUR L. REMAIN KARESSA H. HEYER
"THE MIRACLE CENTER"
NEW COVENANT MISSIONARY WORLD OUTREACH CENTER...
The Family Church
252 Avenue E Port St. Joe, Florida Church Phone 229-8137
Pastor: Rev. Napoleon Pittman
SUNDAY MONDAY FRIDAY
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 .......... lst-6th Grade
7:30 P.M. Bible Study & Fellowship
"A CHURCH WITH A VISION"
WJBU AM 1080 Tune In Every Sunday Morning at 8:45
Sponsor of New Covenant Christian Academy K-4 thru 6th grade
N.W. FLORIDA TEL-COM, Inc.
P. O. Box 934
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Bus. Ph.: 904/648-8343
Monday-Friday 8-12 and 1-5
Office hours E.S.T.
Residential & Business Telephones
Sales, Installation, Maintenance
Pre-Wiring & Leasing
to the Editor
It appears that in order to .
prevent a future serious war in
the Middle East we must stop
support of the Israelis until they
treat the Palestinians humanely. ,
Most certainly the Palestinians
are not terrorists. They are very
brave people risking their lives to ,
Under punishment from the
Romans the Jews emigrated from
Palestine the middle of the 4th
century. Since that time 1500
years ago the Palestinians have
owned the land. Immediately af-
ter World War 2 without provoca-
tion the Jews attacked the Pales-
tinians, claiming their land.
Having obtained the land the
Jews now appear determined to
keep the Palestinians second
There are only nine million
Jews born in this country, but in
politics they have power far be-
yond their number. As a result we,
are losing friends, and making
enemies for our children. There ';
are 500 million Muslims on earth
who are becoming increasingly,
angry at our support of Israeli in- '
trasigence. According to what I
read: In the 1967 war the Israelis
tried to sink one of our warships
and killed and wounded 125 of
our men, when the Russians were
trying to take over Ethiopia sold
them weapons; hired men to spy
onus; and have tried to dictate to
us. It appears to me the little
mini-state has never been our
Under the great Gorbachev
the Russians are offering us a
foolproof treaty, peace and
friendship. If we accept this offer
we can balance our budget with-
out raising taxes, and improve our
infrastructure. It would also offer
the opportunity to remove the
prospect of war from the horizon
and to start doing some of the
things we need to do to offer a
better life to our people.
The "Miracle" of better busi-
ness was caused by reducing tax-
es on the very wealthy, then bor-
rowing the money needed. The
money borrowed must be repaid.
Repaying it may cause a reces-
sion that we avoided, but it may
I feel good concerning the
character of the citizens of the
United States. They support jus-
tice for all people and they be-
lieve we should not give more to a
foreign country than to our own.
people. I questioned some friends
concerning the decision to pre-
vent Arafat from addressing the
United Nations Assembly in New
York. Not one of them supported
The Israelis may have been
the movers in the sale of weapons
to the Iranians and conversion of
the funds to the Contras at a time
we may have been advising other
nations not to sell weapons to the
Port St. Joe
(This editor approved of not al-
lowing Arafat to speak to the U.N.
(Continued from Page 1)
ed will include a transport truck,
a trailer and two compactor con-
Bid requests were also ap-
proved for the purchase of a mini-
compactor for use in north Gulf
county. The unit is expected to
cost approximately $50,000.
A compactor was built near
Port St. Joe three years ago to pre-
pare solid waste for transporting
to an approved deposit site. The
compactor near Port St Joe was
built in a joint effort by the City
of Port St. Joe and Gulf county at
a cost of approximately $350,000.
Has 4.0 Average
Nancy E. Stoutamire of Port
St. Joe achieved a perfect 4.0
grade point average in Business
Administration during the Just
completed fall semester. She at-
tends the University of Central
Florida in Orlando.
Clyde Melvin sits in the court room with
his attorney, Henry Barksdale, watching a
futile attempt to select a Jury.
St. Joseph Bay to carry off rainfall.
DER CONTINUED TO NAG the county all year
long about its solid waste disposal methods to
make up the fourth most important story of the
The DER ordered the county to close its Buck-
horn landfill or spend about a half million dollars
putting in liners and bringing it up to DER specifi-
cations. The county thought the most economical
thing to do would be to close the landfill and start
hauling all Gulfs solid waste to the Bay county in-
The state agency also continued to stay on the
county's back about their class III landfill near
Port St. Joe. They cited the county for an unau-
thorized substance being placed in the landfill
and for no attendant being on the scene at times,
as well as for what was termed sloppy housekeep-
ing at times.
NUMBER FIVE ON THE agenda of important
stories was an event of one week end. During this
week end, three young men died tragic deaths in
three separate incidents.
Charles Wilson was shot by law enforcement
officers after he displayed a threatening attitude
while being arrested in the Jones Homestead area.
Tony Ray Stevens drowned in the Chipola
River near Wewahithcka, while fishing with his
Rodney Engene Turner became the county's
first traffic death when his car, travelling at a
high rate of speed, struck a stancheon at the docks
on the west end of First Street.
THE SIXTH IMPORTANT NEWS STORY of the
year was just as tragic as the fifth.
This event 'hid th-'city's [and the county's] sec-
ond 'traffic fatality reported when eight-year-old
Kabby WhiteEagle died after three days in the hos-
pital after being struck by a car on Garrison Ave-
The young girl was struck while crossing the
10th Street intersection on Garrison Avenue and
died three days later in a Panama City hospital
from her injuries.
ST. JOE PAPER COMPANY was involved in
the seventh most important news story of the year
which was a discrimination case being settled af-
ter 11 years of being in the courts.
St. Joe Paper was charged with discrimina-
tion against hiring blacks but was found innocent
of this charge since the number of blacks working
at the paper mill was of a percentage higher than
the percentage of blacks in the general population
in their employment area.
The company was charged with discrimina-
tion in hiring practices and job promotion prac-
tices and ordered to pay $2 million in fines to ap-
proximately 200 who claimed they were denied
jobs or promotions because of race.
THREE TENNESSEE FUGITIVES led area law
enforcement officers on a chase for a day and
night here after fleeing from a routine check while
driving through Gulf County.
The three were stopped near Jones Homestead
A garbage packer unloads its cargo in
the south Gulf compactor in preparation for
transfer to the Bay County incinerator. DER
put pressure on the county all year long to
transfer all its waste in this manner.
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for a license check and ran off into the woods
when they were stopped..
The men escaped during the night after steal-
ing a car, and were caught in Mississippi after a
man was killed in a high speed chase.
HISTORY ENTERED THE IMPORTANT news
story picture during 1988, with the state of Florida
marking the 150th anniversary of the signing of
the state's first constitution here in old St. Joseph
back in 1838.
The city observed the event with a two day cel-
ebration highlighted by a large parade and a pro-
gram marking the signing near the Monument
which marks the spot where the building stood in
which the constitution was prepared.
AN EVENT NOT QUITE SO OLD but still impor-
tant history to Gulf County was the observance of
its 75th birthday by the Overstreet post office. The
office has been in the same building for all but two
years of those 75 years and has been operated by
the same family all of that time.
IMPORTANT HEADLINES FOR THE YEAR
Important headlines which headed up news
stories during the past year included:
JANUARY--Florida's lottery got underway
with 16 outlets in Gulf county .. Langdon Flowers
proposed a multi-million dollar marina project
for St. Joseph Peninsula ... Gulf County schools
led the state in its SSAT II testing results. .. .Bids
were let to a Tallahassee firm to build a prison
camp in Gulf County.
FEBRUARY-Highland View bridge loses its
place in the DOT five year plan, but was later re-
placed after Senator Dempsey Barron and Repre-
sentative Robert Trammel intervened. Wewa-
Gulf County deputies used tracking dogs
in an attempt to corner three Tennessee fu-
hitchka police chief, John Rhames resigned .
George Tapper Foundation makes awards of
$42,0000 to area organizations ... County road de-
partment spends its budget on repaving the Dal-
MARCH--A gas tax was proposed for Gulf
county to finance new road work, but it failed .
Super Tuesday wasn't so super, with only 30% of
Gulf county's voters going to the polls. St. Joe
Paper Company's mill marked its 50th anniver-
sary in March ... duPont Foundation announced
plans to establish a college fund plan here in Gulf
APRIL-Natural gas leases were approved off
Cape San Bias in the Gulf of Mexico ... Fanny Hill
of Wewahitchka, Gulf County's oldest citizen, cele-
brated her 101st birthday... A beautification pro-
gram gets underway in Port St. Joe with a commit-
tee named headed up by Rev. Ennis Sellers ...
Mexico Beach gets a grant of $160,000 to develop a
park along their boating canal.
MAY-Gulf county schools graduate 102 sen-
iors... Florida's HRS announces they will fund a
primary care medical center in Gulf County,
pledge $95,000 ... Highway 71 resurfaced from Cy-
press Creek to White City.
JUNE-A black bear comes to town and tours
Wewa, gets in a face-off with Max Kilbourn ..
JULY-Low water in the river threatens the
SJPC water supply: plans were made to provide an
alternate source ... Recall petition filed by Mexico
Beach former Mayor Bob Hale, seeking the remov-
al of Bill Horn from office... .911 service starts in
Mexico Beach ... Gulf county has $392,216.565 in
taxable property. Dixie Youth team wins dis-
trict championship and goes to state tournament.
AUGUST-Panhandle warned of inevitable
water shortage in the future. Commission pon-
ders contracting solid waste problem, but later de-
cided not to ... City of Port St. Joe only govern-
ment in Gulf county to reduce millage rate.
SEPTEMBER-County has a big turn-out in
first primary election No objections voiced
against higher taxes ... Gulf Aire residents want
help, but County says it is unable to do so.
OCTOBER-Beach residents blame Sea Shores
development for flooding Gulf terminates an
incinerator contract with Bay county HRS
moves one of its centers here to Port St. Joe.
NOVEMBER-Gulf county votes largely Re-
publican for national and state offices. Sharks
get bid to Quincy Rotary Bowl game... Gators
make region play-offs in football, after expecting
to be rebuilding in 1988.
DECEMBER-Reid Avenue brightened up by
planting shrubs along the curb. Patria Mathes
selected as Jr. Miss Sylvachem is still a tall oil
plant, but under another name-Arizona Chemi-
cal Co. Port St. Joe woman, Mrs. John Gilmore,
Sr., finds and returns $20,000 in negotiable secu-
TH T~Z IAR. PORTClST. JOE.UFL*-THURSD~AY. DEC. 29.1988
Rickards to Wed
Angie Smith and Andrew
Richards wish to announce their
forthcoming marriage on Satur-
day, January 7, 1989. The wedding
will take place at the pavilion in
St. Joseph State Park at 5:30 p.m.
with Rev. Jimmy Clark officiating.
Angie is the daughter of the
late Ida Marie Howard of Panama
Andrew is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Teddy R. Richards of Port St.
All family and friends are cor-
dially invited to share this time
all your cleaning.
CaU TODAY for your
We'll design a clean-
ing and maintenance
program for your
business or home.
Port SL Joe, Apalachicola,
From left: Mrs. Barbara Watts, Mrs. Samuel Williams, Mrs. Archie Gardner and Mrs. James
DAR Has Annual Christmas Tea
The home of Mrs. Barbara
Watts was the setting for the an-
nual Christmas Tea given by St.
Joseph Bay Chapter Daughters of
the American Revolution for
prospective members on Decem-
Traditional Christmas green-
ery enhanced by red berries and
poinsettias added seasonal
charm to the already lovely home
For Three Year Olds
As the second semester begins at Faith Christian School there
is limited space available in their three year old Kindergarten pro-
gram. If your child turns three by December 31st, 1988, they are eli-
gible to attend. The Kindergarten program begins at 8:00 and lasts
until 11:30 AM, five days a week. The cost is just $20.00 a week, or
$80.00 a month. The students learn many things, while having a
good time. There is also an Extended Care program from 11:30 AM
2:30 PM. This consists'of a lunch time, play time, and nap time.
This program is an additional $5.00 a week.
If you are interested in enrolling your child, or in just getting
more information, please call the school (229-6707).
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Unlimited Medical required if you are
$ f 16 pounds over ideal body
S0 weight. Medical and sup-
2408 Lisenby Ave. 302 B. Reid Ave.
Panama City Port St. Joe
op of the Gulf
,Restaurant & Lounge
42nd Street & Highway 98
HOMESTYLE DINNER SPECIALS
Friday Night Special
Join us Saturday night for our 4 '
New Year's Eve party -
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furnished with family heirlooms.
Guests were greeted by Mrs.
Watts, her daughter, Mrs. Samuel
Williams, Mrs. James Heathcock,
chapter regent, and Mrs. Archie
Gardner, chapter vice-regent and
Assisting with the guests
were Mesdames Charles Norten,
Eda Ruth Taylor, Elizabeth
Thompson, William J. Rish,
Charles Smith, Jerry Stokoe and
Miss Maisie Stone.
The next chapter meeting will
be January 18 at the Garden Cen-
Members are reminded of the
tea honoring Mrs. John E. Drolsh-
agen, Florida State Society DAR
Regent at the Capitol City Coun-
try Club in Tallahassee on Janu-
Mr. and Mrs. Gabe Wood
Celebrating 50th Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Gabe Wood will All friends and relati'
be honored on their 50th Wedding cordially invited to attend.
Anniversary on January 7 with a
reception from 3-5 p.m. at the
Highland View Baptist Church"
The couple was married on
January 7, 1939, in Port St. Joe.
They have three children, Thomas i }
and Roy of Highland View and Al-
bert of Port St. Joe; eight grand-'
children and two great grandchil-
for a Week ...s
The luncheon meeting of Gulf
County Retired Educators sched- It's Tin
uled for Tuesday, January 3, has 0
been changed to Tuesday, Janu- ".Out
ary 10, at 11:30a.m. E.S.T. at Gulf'
Sands Restaurant. I
The speaker, Hal Burleson ofr
A.G. Edwards & Sons. Inc.. will'
discuss the Medicare Catas-.'
trophic Loss Protection Act. the
supplementary premium- tax ,
which will begin in 1989, and "
ways to reduce the tax. Following i
his presentation, Burleson will be -
available for .questions and con-
sultation. All retired educators In
the area are encouraged to at- '
tend. k ,
The drawing for FREE"
prizes at Hurlbut Supply was
held December 24. The win-
ner of the rod and reel was'
Edith Godfrey and the winner
of the pyrex set was Rei Pitt-
man. Drawing the names from
the Christmas box was Nicho-
las Hunter, grandson of Janet.
and Buck Garrett.
200 Reid Avenue
The Blountstown Singles
Club will be sponsoring a dance
on Friday, December 30 at the Ci-
vic Center in Blountstown. The
dance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and
continue until 11:30 p.m. All times
are Central Standard Time.
Music will be provided by the
"Sonny Morris Band". Come and
Join in the fun. A door prize will be
Davises Have A
Tommy and Pam Davis of Port
St. Joe announce the birth of
their daughter, Courtney Amanda,
on December 17 at Bay Medical
Center. She weighed five pounds
12 3/4 ounces and was 20 inches
Grandparents are Robert and
Katie Davis of Port St. Joe and
Harold and Betty Courtney of
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I Phone 229-6195 201 Reid Avenue
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ne for Inventory and We'd Rather Clear It
than Have to Count It .... You Save!
& Winter Fashions
Open Monday thru Sat., 9 AM to 5 PM
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Santa Visits Children
The one person every child wishes to see at Christmas each year is the familiar man in the red suit,
(0 'Santa Claus". Santa made these children happy as he visited their classroom before school ended last
:The children are members of the pre-kindergarten class at Port St. Joe Elementary School, and
taught by Connie Raffield. The children are shown as they gathered around Santa to let him know what
they wanted this year for Christmas.
Served with Baked Potato or French
fries, salad or slaw S 95
SHRIMP .... 95
Served with all the trimmings
SEAFOOD PLATTER Served with baked potato. trench
fries, salad or slaw
4 '( I$1.00 Off
I on oyster or shrimp dinner
\ I from 6 to 10 p.m. nightly /
See the WNew year In
Dance to the music of
Wayne Neel and his orchestra.
at the Annual ,
New Year's Eve
Call Vemrna Burch at 229-8282
for table reservations; .
S All proceeds used for charitable
projects in Gulf County.
$30.00 per couple
Tickets available from
Alden Farris, Bob Bearden, Dick Lamberson, Bill Crawford,
Wendell Campbell, Bill Wood, John Trout, Jim McNeil,
Dave Fernandez, George Core, John Miller, Wayne Hendrix,
Ralph Roberson, Bill Lyles, John Conway, Wayne Taylor,
Leon'Pollock, Ted Cannon, Peter Rosasco, James T.
McNeill, Frank Pate, Wesley Ramsey, Pete Miller, Bill Sum-
Port St. Joe Rotary Club's an-
inual Charity Ball will be an event
pf New Year's Eve, saturday even-
ing. The Ball, to be held in the
Centennial Building, will feature
the music of Wayne Neel and his
orchestra from Tallahassee.
The Ball has become a custo-
mary annual social activity,
sponsored by the club to provide a
nice activity for celebrating the
new year and to raise funds for
charitable activities throughout
the county. All funds generated by
the project are used for charitable
and public functions by the club's
Alden Farris, club president,
said table reservations may be
made for the affair by calling
Mrs. Verna Burch at the Florida
National Bank. "We have several
groups of friends who reserve
tables so they can be together each
year" Farris said.
Lee Hall Is
Lee C. Hall, son of Larry and
Linda Hall of Camp Hill, Pa., has
been promoted in the U.S. Air
Force to the rank of senior air-
Hall is a plumber with the
325th Civil Engineering Squadron
at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.
His wife, Melody, is the daugh-
ter of Curtis and Reva Lane.
He Is a 1984'graduate of Cum-
berland Valley High School, Car-
Port St. Joe High School
By: Hilda Cosme
i'd like to congratulate those
24 Seventh Grade students that
were chosen to participate in the
Christmas. is Jove and you
can't have love unless you give it
away, Dr. Dan Duncan told the
Rotary Club Thursday, as he pre-
sented a Christmas message to the
club during their dinner meeting.
"Christmas means giving and
receiving gifts to many," he said
and reminded his listeners of the
gift God gave his people at Christ-
mas time, when he sent his Son
for the benefit of mankind. "His
was a gift of love", Duncan said.
"During the Christmas sea-
son, we should be concerned with
giving our gifts out of love, as God
did for us," he continued.
The speaker summed up his
advice about Christmas giving by
observing "Chistmas isn't about
getting, so much as it's about giv-
Boy Scout Troop 47, Port St.
Joe, held a Court-of-Honor De-
cember 12th. Five scouts received
awards for excellent attendance
during the past year. Honored
were Clint Campbell; Chris Wil-
liams, Lee Fountain, Dennis
Thomas and Travis Carnington.
Check Our Sale on
306 Williams Ave.
TIP talent search program spon-
sored by Duke University. They
will be taking the ACT test in Feb-
ruary at Bay High School.
Parents are asked to log cal-
endars for Friday, February 3,
1989. This will be career day. It
will take place from 8:00 a.m. to
Parents are also encouraged
* to come with their Seniors When
y* r. visiting the career.or the-,
*college centers. They will assist
both the student and the parent.
I wish everyone a 'Very Merry
Christmas and a Happy New
?all New Year's Eve
Tickets are available from
any Rotary Club member at
$30.00 per couple.
"Come join us", Farris said,
"and have a safe and enjoyable
time of celebrating the new year".
Cross Cuts Hair Safon i
in the Mexico Beach Mini Mall
All perms $20 thru December and 10% off all
other chemical services. Slight additional
charge for longer hair.
Call Christy or Sharon for an appointment at
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Pick a method that fits
the degree of soiling or your pocket book!
Showcase Cleaning The ultimate for heavily
soiled carpets. Dry Foam Extraction followed by a
low-pressure warm water rinse and extraction.
Dry Foam Extraction The cleaning method
we're famous for. Fast drying low resoiling.
Power Brush Jet Extraction Hot-water extrac-
tion with a TWIST! Our special machine sprays in
solution, brushes it in and removes solution in one
Hot Water Extraction Incorrectly called
"steam" Don't worry We only use water warm
enough to make the detergent work! We do not rec-
ommend hot water cleaning for many types of res-
Dry Chemical (Rotary Bonnet) Cleaning Great
for not-so dirty carpet in as little as 30 minutes.
Good for occasional maintenance after deep clean-
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CLASSES OFFERED IN GULF COUNTY
Port St. Joe
Name of Course Semester Hours Instructor
Gen. Biological Scl. 3 TBA Registration
College Prep Eng. 3 TBA PSJ Elem. School Wewa HS
Western Civilization II 3 TBA Tues., Jan. 3 Tues, Jan. 3
Finite Mathematics 3 TBA 6pr .M 6p.m.
Western Civ. I 3 TBA Temple Watson George Cox
Algebra 3 Pridgeon Coordinator Coordinator
Begin Typewriting 3 Layton (904)227-1259 after 5 p.m. (904)639-2496 after 4 p.m.
Bus. Machines 3 Cox
# applies to A.S. degree only + pre-requisite-see catalog ##placement test req.
++See Mr. George Cox (639-2496) for math placement test
Fees: $19.76 per credit hour paid upon enrollment
Gulf Coast Community College is an equal opportunity institution
Gulf Coast Community College
MOTEL ST. JOE DINING ROOM
THE ST'IAR. POT ST ~'. JOBr. FL- IIRSflAYDEC. 29.,1988
A New Year's Wish For
Your Better Health
Now is the time to think about 1989 and make your
plans to enjoy it more. May we suggest that you make
this your No. 1 resolution.
Resolve-that you will seek the professional advice
of your physician whenever any pains or aches persist. If
you do, the odds are that our sincere wish for a HAPPY
NEW YEAR for you will come true. For good health and
happiness usually go together.
"A GREAT MANY PEOPLE ENTRUST US with their
prescriptions, health needs and other pharmacy products.
We consider this trust a privilege and a duty. May we be
your personal family pharmacy?"
Buzzett's Drug Store
317 Williams Ave. Port St. Joe
Convenient Drive-In Window
Two Sharks Selected All-State
Two members of the Shark
football squad were selected last
week to the Class 2A honorary
all-state football team.
Only one member of the
Sharks' squad which had a 7-3
record this past season, was se-
lected to the first squad of the all-
A member of the Sharks' stel-
lar defensive squad was picked
for all-state honors. The shark
defense played tough all season
long with 15 points being the
most scored against the team in
any game of the year.
Selected on the all-state de-
fensive squad was linebacker Ivey
Henderson. Henderson is a 6'2'%
220 pound senior who wasa force
to be reckoned with in virtually
every game the Sharks played.
The linebacker has been an out-
standing player for the Sharks for
the past three years.
Selected on the defensive sec-
ond team was defensive guard Le-
onard Ray. Ray is a 6'3", 270
pound senior who kept his side of
the line plugged during the sea-
Ray is another of the Sharks
who has been outstanding for the
past few years. At the beginning of
the season, Ray was listed as a
genuine college prospect because
of his size and his agility.
The all-state selections
made in West Palm Beach on
Tuesday of last week.
Ivey Henderson, left, and Leonard Ray
Engineers Present City with Hefty Bills
The City Commission had a
Christmas present they didn't ap-
preciate Tuesday of last week,
with engineering bills being pre-
sented for the design of the pro-
posed new generating plant at the
Wastewater Treatment Plant. -
Bills from Alvarez, Lehman
and Associates, who are engineer-
ing specialists for environmental
requirements of water and waste
disposal facilities, were presented
Sharks Entering Cage Tourney
Port St. Joe's Sharks will be Port St. Joe will start tourna- at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, with the
entering the Wewahitchka Christ- ment play off Friday at 7:00 p.m., championship game scheduled
mas basketball tournament Fri- eastern time against Eustis, while for 8:30.
day. The two day tournament is to the Gators will meet Apalachicola The Sharks played in the Bay
feature the Sharks, the Wewa- at 8:30, eastern time. county Holiday Classic last week,
hitchka Gators, Eustis and Apa- losing the consolation game to
lachicola. The consolation game will be Blountstown, 77-62.
Youthful Kin of Area Families Initiates
Drive to Give Aid to Earthquake Victims
Seven year old Zachary Dick-
son of Greenwood, Florida, is do-
ing his part to encourage people
to help the earthquake stricken
Zachary wrote the following
letter to president Gorbachev, of
the Soviet Union.
Dear Pres. Gorbachev,
I am sending $20.00 to help
the earthquake people. Thats all
I have. My little sister is sending
$5.00. I wish all the children in
America would send $1.00 each
to help build schools. Thank you
for letting me help.
P.S. I am 7. Lavonia is 3.
Zachary is the son of Chuck
and Pam Dickson, the nephew of
Mrs. Kathy Arnold second grade
teacher at Highland View and
Mrs. Krissy Gentry, kindergarten
teacher at Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary. He is the grandson of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles W. Dickson of
An earthquake fund has been
set up at Citizen's Bank in Mari-
anna, Florida. Bill Dunkle of Ra-
dio Station WTIYS is chairman of
Zachary is inviting everyone
to give all they can to this worthy
Send your donations to:
Marianna, FL 32446
The drive will last until Janu-
amy 31, 1989.
Public Notice -
Notice Is hereby given that the City Com-
mission of the City of Port St Joe, Florida, sitting
as the Board of Adjustment, will hold a public
hearing in City Hall at 8:00 p.m.. EST. Tuesday.
January 3, 1989, to determine whether the City
will authorize a deviation to Zoning Ordinance.
No. 5 for a variance on a garage which exceeds in
to the fifteen foot (15') construction set back re-
striction on the south side of Lot 9. Block 94
(1618 Marvin Avenue) and a variance on a utili-
ties easement on the north side of Lot 9, Block
94 and the south side of Lot 8. Block 94.
Pauline Pendarvis for
LA. Farris, City Auditor
Publish: December 29, 1988.
to the Commission Tuesday of
last week in the amount of
$59,000 and Mayor Frank Pate
said the City could expect more
costs of at least $25,000 before the
project design was complete.
Alvarez, Lehman has also
been doing some very detailed and
necessary work for the city to pro-
vide knowledgeable proof they are
not damaging the ecology with the
local plant. The nature of the firm
and the nature of the work has re-
sulted in some pretty hefty state-
ments most months.
Commissioner Emily Roche
said she objected to the latest
statement from the firm as "being
just too much money'.
Mayor Pate agreed it was but
noted their work was necessary to
the city in its on-going jousting
with DER and EPA.
Attorney William J. Rish
commented, "With these agencies,
you are guilty until you can prove
your innocence and that's what'
these people are trying to do".
The latest project thrust at Al-
varez, Lehman for solving is a
claim from DER that certain met-
als are being released into the bay
from the WWP outfall which could
be polluting the bay.
The City's response, and one
of the projects for the DER recog-
nized integrity of Alvarez Leh-
man to prove is that the metals in
question exist in natural quanti-
ties in the underground aquifer,
in the streams and in the water
supply here, but in lesser quanti-
ties than they are found in the
bay. In other words, it is the city's
chore to prove the water quality
of the bay is lower than the quali-
ty of the water being emptied into
And, that's expensive to docu-
ment and prove.
Other business items taken up
in the meeting, shortened by the
advent of the holidays, were:
S -Decided to investigate a re-
quest from Gulf County to partici-
pate, 50-50, with the county in the
purchase of 12 pagers for the
search and rescue team.
--Considered a variance re-
quest for a home at the corner of
Marvin and 18th Street. The zon-
ing violations have existed since
the house was built and were dis-
covered only recently in a survey
of the property by the owner.
-Took under .serious consid-
eration the need to stop granting
variances of the zoning ordi-
nance. The zoning laws were de-
signed to protect property owners
and granting variances' lessens
Eric Ramsey, 12, is shown
with the deer which he killed
while hunting during the holi-
days. The spike buck, Eric's
first, was killed in north Gulf
i01 .ITS OUR CHRISTMAS
ON MICHEL .
BECAUSE SO MUCH IS RIDING ON YOUR TIRES.T
BETWEEN PRICE & QUALITY.
THE RADIAL WITH
A EUROPEAN ACCENT.
MM ICHELIN BECAUSE SO MUCH
SHOWS IMPORTED CARS HOW
TO HANDLE AMERICAN ROADS.
IS RIDING ON YOUR TIRES.m
The St. Joseph Bay AARP
Chapter #3425 will hold its first
meeting of 1989 on January 11th
at the Centennial Building on Al-
len Memorial Way Drive starting
at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
The business meeting will in-
clude an explanation of the TAX-
AIDE service in the Port St. Joe,
Wewahitchka and Mexico Beach
areas being coordinated by the
chapter. The Bay Medical Center
will present a slide program on
the new diagnostic facilities
available at BMC. Refreshments
will be served after the program.
All members of the local
chapter are reminded that the
chapter dues for 1989 are due and
Two Score Hole
In Ones In Golf
Lois Smith scored a hole-in-
one on July 28 at St. Joseph's Bay
Country Club on the 139 yard 4th
hole. Playing partners John and
Pat Anema were witnesses to this
"golfers dream" shot. .
Lamar Hardy duplicated the
feat by dropping an ace from the
173 yard men's 4th tee on Decem-
ber 15. His number three wood
shot plunked into the cup as
playing companions Bill Thomas,
David Baker, and George Core
can be paid to the Treasurer at
each chapter meeting. Members
of the National AARP are eligible
to join the local chapter. Each
person over 50 is invited to come
to this meeting, to become a
member of AARP and share in the
benefits of "to serve and not be
Art Classes Set
by Art Assn.
Registration for the winter
schedule of art classes at the Vis-
ual Arts Center, corner of 4th and
Harrison, downtown Panama
City, will be held December 28
thru January 6. Sponsored by the
Panama Art Association, classes
offered include Saturday and
weekday classes for children ages
two to 15, beginning January 7,
and both day and evening classes
for adults, ages 13 and up, begin-
ning January 9. Adult classes in-
clude sculpture, calligraphy, pho-
tography, oriental brush, oil,
acrylic, and watercolor painting,
block printing, drawing with col-
ored pencils, stained glass art,
and jewelry making. Register for
art classes at the Visual Arts
Center, phone 769-4451, open
weekdays 9 to 4, Saturdays 10 to
4, and Sundays 1 to 4.
Come in and see the gutsy Johnson 25 ,
outboard with thru-hub exhaust and
MagFlash CD ignition. AccuMixT" oil
injection, which automatically mixes gas
and oil at a constant ratio, is available
as an accessory.
Marina & Yacht Sales
Financing available. No pay-
ments for'90 days.
Phone 227-1291 214
Local AARP Will
Meet January 11
Pate's Service Center
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 1988 PAGE 1B
It's that time of
when the temperature
fall and chain saw own
into the woods to cul
firewood or decide they
cut down that old deac
It's also that time
when Christmas spirit
carols fill the air ani
are enjoying the thril
the bargains offered by
try's retailers. What
spoil all this happiness
rious injury -- or worse
by careless, use of a ch.
the Division of Fores
ture and Consumer S
fers a few safety tips.
"Whether you're a
with a chain saw or a
of this most useful to
mind that legs, arms, I
the head are the body
at risk in chain saw
reminds Leon Irvin,
and Utilization Superv
Division of Forestry.
dents with chain saws
by kickback which oc
the tip of the guide ba
limb, log, vine or simfl
when the blade strike
foreign object in the
nail, for example -- or
closes and pinches the
year again vin said. "No matter what causes
es begin to it, the guide bar of the saw jerks
lers venture up and back so quickly that there
t their own is little time for the operator to
y're going to avoid the sharp, rapidly whirling
d tree in the teeth."
According to Irvin, this vio-
of the year lent and sudden upward and
ts are high, backward lurch of the cutting
d shoppers part of the chain saw accounts
1 of finding for an estimated 100,000 injuries
y the coun- and 50 deaths a year.
a shame to Sad to tell, it isn't just the op-
s with a se- erator who is at risk; others who
e -- caused may be watching or helping could
ain saw. So suffer serious injury or death.
story of the Equally sad, sometimes it's a
of Agricul- child who's "helping" Daddy cut
Services of- wood and has no idea of the haz-
ards posed by the chain saw.
n old hand Chain saw safety is ever
new owner present in the minds of manufac-
ol, keep in turers and improved safer models
he face and are coming onto the market. Mod-
parts most els are available with front and
accidents," rear handguards, chain brakes,
Marketing safety covers for the tip, throttle
risor for the locks and broken chain catchers.
"Most acci- A low-kick chain is used on many
are caused new models or may be purchased
ccurs when to replace the chains on older
r touches a models. As a matter of fact, Irvin
lar obstruc- recommends replacing the
chains on older model chain
happens saws with .this low-kick chain
s a knot or even if the present chain is usa-
wood -- a ble.
when a cut 'The most important thing,
e blade," Ir- though, is operator care and
judgement when using a chain
saw," Irvin said. "Follow the start-
ing directions, keep both hands
on the saw when cutting and hold
Other safety tips offered by
1. If it appears that a cut
might pinch, use a wedge.
2. Make sure you're well bal-
anced when cutting.
3. Don't try to cut limbs above
4. Be careful not to let the saw
touch your body before it stops
5, Don't touch the hot parts of
d "Above all, keep your mind on
your work," he said. "Daydreaming
while you use a chain saw can be
very hazardous to your health.
'This is the time of the year
Has First Birthday
Brenda Lisa Rebecca Drig-
-gers celebrated her first birthday
fat her home on Oct. 19, with a
tbIrthday party. Helping her cele-
brate was Lee Goff, Carol Allen,
-gari and Christa Dykes, Danielle
Barnes. Michael Padgett, Jessica
-and Jason. Peak.
Brenda is the, daughter of
10onna Driggers of Overstreet and
R'onnie. Driggers of Cross City,
'Florida. She is the granddaughter
.6f Clenton and Janice Brownell of
Overstreet and the late Ronnie
And Brenda Driggers. 'Great
grandparentss are Shelly and Ruth
"ason of Cross City and Minnie
,Brownell. of Westville, the late
iC.B, Brownell and the late Silas
-and Margie Player.
Cpl. Dykes Reports
to Camp Lejeune
Marine Cpl. Charles E. Dykes,
son of Jason Dykes of Port St.
'Joe, recently reported for duty at
Marine Corps Base, Camp Le-
A 1982 graduate of Jefferson
County High School, Monticello,
^ he joined the Marine Corps in Oc-
lur-guUu LIIVV[ dIiU nappijic~~. ir-
-lr'gwu: i ctcr antu happiness, Ir-
vin concluded;. "Be careful when
using your chain saw so yoiu don't
bring sadness to your loved one
by causing an injury or death."
403 Monument Avenue
Like a good neighbor. State Farm is there
Stt amL eIsrnc o pn
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You Can Buy Genuine,
and PAX Machines
306 Williams Ave. 9 Phone 227-1278
Port St. Joe
Take A Cold Weather Hike
Looking For Dried Materials for Flower Arrangements
As summer ends and winter
approaches it is fun to take long
walks looking for dried materials
to place in permanent flower ar-
rangements. Nature supplies a
vast number of Interesting shapes
in twigs, seed pods, and leaves
that can be used if we open our
eyes and imagination while look-
ing. Any dried plant material can
be added to an arrangements so
don't overlook twigs with interest-
ing shapes, sedges, grasses, or
Preserving plant materials in
a dried forms is not a new idea; it
has been considered an art for
hundreds of years. However, with
the development of some new
preservation techniques dried ma-
terial no longer have to appear
withered and somber gray or
brown. Using today's methods, we
can preserve almost unbelievably
fresh-looking plant parts.
There are two general catego-
Fifth Grade Class
a Christmas Play
Mrs. Regina Chesser's 5th
grade class entertained with a
ries of dried materials, those col-
lected in an already dry condition
and those picked fresh and in
need of artificial drying. Naturally
dry materials include grasses,
reeds, pine and other cones and
most seed pods. Dry materials
should be harvested while they are
still in good condition, usually at
the end of their growing season,
but before they become weathered
in appearance. Usually some
grooming is all that is necessary
for naturally dried materials. How-
ever, fragile seed heads, such as
those of pampas grass and mature
cattails, may be sprayed with hair
spray or other aerosol lacquers or
plastics to prevent shattering with
Fresh plant materials can be
dried by air drying or with desic-
cants (drying agents). Which ever
method is used, the principle of
drying flowers or leaves is to re-
move moisture slowly while at the
Christmas play entitled "The
Christmas Toys Celebration" at
Tuesday night's PTA meeting at
Port St. Joe Elementary School.
":Childreni p'rttcipatIng in the
play were: J.J. Gainer, Alson' M r-
tin, Chris Fields; Petra Lancaster, -
Matt Roberson, Chris Rudd, Jus-
tin Summers, Alyson Williams,
same time maintaining as much of
the original shape, texture and
color as possible.
Air drying is by far the sim-
plest and least expensive method
used to dry leaves and flowers.
Flowers such as baby's breath,
statice, strawflower, yarrow and
goldenrod that do not wilt readily
can be used. Pick flowers in near
perfect condition and before they
are in full bloom. Foliage should
be removed from the stem. The
natural stem on strawflower
should be removed and a wire In-
serted, however, this is not neces-
sary with the other flower men-
tioned. Hang flowers upside down
in groups of 8 to 12 stems in a
cool, dry, well ventilated room.
Flowers usually take one to three
weeks to dry.
Flowers that wilt must be
dried in desiccants to preserve
their form and shape. The oldest,
least expensive, and still one of
Kelley Graham, Shontel Fedd,
Rush Combs, Khalilah Hill, Jer-
maine Larry, Kim, Franklin, Rico
Yarrell, Dusty Daniels, and Shete-
S "ThesupporUng crew consist-
ed" of Charlotte Pierce, Donna
Daniels, Linda McArdle, Jay
Chesser and Arthur Walker.
FIIP to Conduct License Checks in County
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting Driver License
S -iT TA
508 Sixteenth Street
SUNDAY WORSHIP. ..... 10a.m.
Mr. David Odum will be the
guest preacher this Sunday
ADULT SCHOOL ........ 11 a.m.
The Rev. Dr. Elmer I. Braden, Pastor
and Vehicle Inspection Check-
points during the week of Dec. 30
thru Jan. 5 on SR-22, SR-71, SR-
30 and CR-386 in Gulf County.
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.
Chk Our Sale on
306 Williams Ave.
the best desiccants is dry fine,
washed sand. The major prob-
lems with sand are that it is heavy
and sometimes bruises delicate
petals, and it is slow-acting in
comparison to other drying
agents. A mixture of 2 parts of bo-
rax to 1 part sand may be used,
adding 1 tablespoon salt to each
quart to speed drying.
Pure borax may be used for
rapid drying, but there is danger
of burning and/or bleaching the
flower parts, especially with deli-
cate flowers. For a milder drying
agent, a mixture of one part borax
to one part cornmeal is satisfac-
tory for rapid drying, or a mixture
of one part borax and up to 3
parts cornmeal should suffice for
slower drying. Add one table-
spoon of salt to each quart of mix
to speed the drying process.
Silica gel is the most widely
used desiccant because it is easy
to use and dries quickly. Silica gel
must be used in an airtight con-
tainer since it will absorb mois-
ture from the air and loose its ca-
pacity to dry plant material.
Other desiccants which may
be used include expanded clay
(kitty litter), perlite, dry sawdust,
and cornstarch. A mixture of 4
parts cornmeal and 2 parts dry
detergent with or without the ad-
dition of 1 part borax may also be
Another way to preserve flow-
ers and other plant materials is
to dry them in a microwave oven.
Microwave drying, which takes
only a few minutes, provides ma-
terial that looks fresher and more
colorful, than that obtained by
Flowers should be placed in a
supportive substance before
placing in the microwave oven so
that natural form is retained. Sili-
ca gel, borax mixtures and ex-
panded clay cat litter work well;
silica gel, however, is the pre-
ferred substance. Use only glass,
paper or special microwave con-
tainers in which to hold the flow-
ers and desiccants. Do not cover
the container. Always place a
small cup of water in the oven be-
fore cooking to prevent excessive;
Cooking times vary, depend-
ing on the characteristics of the
leaf or flower. After cooking, flow-
ers must be left in the' drying
agent for several hours, \and for
some specimens an overnight
standing period is recommended.
When using a microwave
oven, it will be necessary to ex-
periment with length of cooking
time and length of time that the
dried flowers should remain in
the desiccant before removal.
I r ,~. -
1 Meat, 3 Vegetables
MONDAY NIGHT All you can eat
Shrimp Special $6.50
Jumbo Cheesburger $1.75
BBQ Chicken & BBQ Ribs
WE DELIVER LUNCHES
Cabbage............. b. 180
Collards....... bunch $1.39
Onions............... b. 200
Levi Tobacco.. pack $1.20
Red Man Tobacco...... pk $1.20
Breakfast Served Daily
Homemade biscuits, to-
Smato gravy, sausage
,id gravy, grits, hashbrown
potatoes, sausage, ba-
S5:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m.
WE HAUL OUR OWN
FRESH EVERY WEEK! '
t Our Produce Department
Coldest Drinks in Town
Potato' Chips, Cookies,
Cakes, Milk, Bread, Eggs
Turnip and Mustard
Seeds lb. $1.75
1/2 Shall Oysters 7. Day. a
Mullet ................. lb. 690
Shrimp.........lb. $4.50 & up
Catfish ...............b. $2.00
Bag Oysters for sale
309 Monument Avenue
Port St. Joe
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MORNING WORSHIP .
CHURCH TRAINING ..
EVENING WORSHIP ..... 7p.m.
WEDNESDAY......... 7:00 p.m.
Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue
DANIEL W. DUNCAN
Min. of Music
Min. of Youth
,Big Christmas Clearance Sale
603 Highway 98 H.V., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
2 Door, (like new) P/S, P/B, automatic, air dond., cruise, tilt S/wheel, door locks,
elect. windows, rear defroster, Delco AM/FM,
Stereo cassette player $ 1 4
88 Pontiac Gran Prix L.E....... 1 4 9
4 Door (like new), P/S, automatic, air cond., AM/FM
88 Dodge Aries L.E................... I I 9
2 Door, P/S, automatic, air cond., tilt S/wheel, AM/FM
87 Chev. Cavalier ....................9 5
4 Door, P/S, P/B, automatic, air cond., AM/FM stereo cassette player, tilt S/
wheel, wire wheel covers $5 495
86 Pontiac 6000L ....................
4 Door, P/S, automatic, air cond., AM/FM stereo, tilt
S/wheel, cruise control $
86 Ford LTD ....................... ..... 4 9 9
2 Door, V/8, P/S, automatic, air cond., AM/FM stereo cassette tape player,
cruise control, tilt S/wheel wire wheel covers
85 Chev. Monte Carlo.............. 5 9 5
2 Door, P/S, automatic, air cond., AM/FM cassette tape player, tilt S/ wheel,
cruise control, elect, door locks, elect, windows,
elect, seats f
84 Ford T-Bird ............................$ 4 9 9 5
4 Door, V/8, P/S, P/B, automatic, air cond., elect, windows, elect, door locks, tilt'
S/wheel, cruise control, AM/FM stereo, split front seats, wire wheel covers, vinyl
84 Ford Crown Victoria ............ $ 4 9 9 5
2 Door, P/S, air cond., AM/FM stereo cassette tape player, tile S/wheel, 4 Sp.
84 Mercury Capri ...................... S 09
2 Door, AM/FM stereo, automatic, air cond.
86 Pontiac T1000.................. O. SU O
4 Door, air cond., AM/FM stereo cassette tape player 4
84 Chev. Chevette ...................$ 2 ,1 9 5
2 Door, AM/FM stereo, P/S, automatic, air cond., tilt
S/wheel, wire wheel covers "f C
83 Pontiac Gran Prix ............ $ ...
4 Door, V/8, P/S, P/B, automatic, air cond., vinyl top f2 9
82 Chev. Malibu Classic........... $ 2
2 Door, V/8, P/S, automatic. AM/FM stereo tape
80yeFjre wMeus ng ......................
4 Door VI8 P/S P/B air cond automatic AM/FM
stereo', elect, windows, elect, seats S 3 I
79 Buick LaSabre ....... .......... I
Good looking and runs good
76 Chev. Luv Pick-up..... ......... S I U 9
2 Door, V/8 (Classic), P/S, automatic, air cond., AM/FM stereo cassette tape
player, excep. clean car inside and out, runs and
72 Chevy Nova........................ I ,9 9 5
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a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
All Forms of Insurance
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* Business Packages Group Life Boat
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COSTIN INSURANCE AGENCY
322 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe Phone 229-8899
THE STAR. POWr ST. JOB, FL nKIRSDAY, DBC. 29,1988
Services Held for Malcolm P. Gentry
Malcolm P. Gentry, 75, passed
away Sunday morning, December
25, at Gulf Pines Hospital follow-
ing a brief illness. A native of
Bums, Tennessee, he had been a
resident of Port St. Joe since
1951. He worked for St. Joe Paper
Co. for 27 years prior to his retire-
ment in 1978. At the time of his
death, he worked as a crossing
guard at St. Joe Elementary
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY
'"k' Case No. 88-55.
GULF CqUNTY FARMS, INC.
a Florida corporation.
'. ,DDIE W. BROCK and
'-.ALLY C. BROCK
i \ Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45. FLORIDA STAT-
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 22
.day of December, 1988, in Case No. 88-55 of the
P Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit,
in and for Gulf County, Florida, in which GULF
,COUNTY FARMS,- Inc. is the Plaintiff and EDDIE
SW. BROCK, AND, SALLY C. BROCK are the Defen-
jlants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at
Athe front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in
OPort St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Stan-
tiard Tlme) on the 20 day of January, 1989. the
'.ollowing described property.
; Farm #57, Gulf County Farms. Unit
Two. Commence at the Northwest
Scorner of Section 30, township 5
t South. Range 9 West, Gulf County.
S. Florida. Thence North 86 degrees 27
minutes 22 seconds East .along the
North line of said Section 30 for
1352.53 feet;'.thence' South 18 de-
-' grees 16 minutes 20 seconds East for
1741.69; feet to the Point of Begin-
ning. Thence North 71 degrees 43
minutes 40 seconds East for 726.00
feet; thence South 18 degrees 16
minutes 20 seconds East for 240.00
feet; thence South 71 degrees 43
minutes 40 seconds West for 726.00
feet; thence North 1d degrees 16
minutes 20 seconds West for 240.00
feet to the Point of Beginning, ,con-
taining 3.72 acres more or less.
DATED THIS 22 day of December, 1988.
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: Tonya Knox
Publish: December 29, 1988 and January 5;
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 88-262
.FLA. BAR #005222
'MID STATE TRUST II,
a Delaware business trust,
WESLEY J. JONES,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Defendant, WESLEY J. JONES,. whose resi-
dence and address is unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in
pulf County, Florida:
Lot 12, Block "B". Wllialnslurg.Subdi- ;,
vision, as per olflcil plpt ,thereof on
;;'C. file inthe Offcg-ofthe Clerk-of Cir- '
I cult Court. Gulf Cqunty. Florida. -
has been filed against you and you are required to
,serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it
oisJULIAN BENNETP, plaintiffs attorney, whose
address is P.O. Box 2422, Panama City, Florida
32402, on or before the 30th day of January,
1989. and file the original with the 'clerk of this
court either before service on plaintiffs attorney
or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief demand-
ed in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on the 21 day of December. 1988.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
By: Tonya Knox
Deputy Clerk .
Publish: December 29., 1988. January 5, 12, and
FICTITIOUS NAM "
Nodice Is hereby given that pursuant to Sec-
tion 865 09, Florida Statutes. the undersigned
person intends to register with the Clerk of
Court, 'Gulf C6unmty; Floridha four weeks after the
f~st publication of this notice; the fictitious,
ria6ie br rade nate under which they will. be
egrged In business and in which said business is
to be carried on, to-wit
;,, COMPANY NAME: Cape Realty Group
LOCATION: Ca'pe San Plas. Gulf County
ADlRESS: Star RL 1,-Box 223. Port St Joe.
Survivors include his wife, Do-
rothea Gentry, of Port St. Joe; one
daughter, Susan Whittington, of
Highland View; two sons, Pat
Gentry of Beacon Hill and Flip
Gentry of Oak Grove; five grand-
children; one great grandchild;
and one sister, Lovine Jones of
Funeral services were held
OWNER: Chris R. Green (Sole Proprietor-
Publish: December 29, 1988, January 5. 12 and
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
The Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sioners will receive bids on any or every piece of
the following equipment Price quoted for each
piece of equipment should include shipping and/
One (1) stationary mini compactor
with (a) minimum 4 cubic yard
(NSWMA rated) charge box,, (b) large
side feed hopper (to increase capacity
to approximately 15 cubic yards), (c)
equipped with advance full light, (d)
.complete with electrical switches up
to electrical disconnect box, and (e)
delivered and installed in Gulf County
on a concrete pad supplied by Gulf
*Note Successful bidder to supply
drawings and specifications for con-
crete pad and electrical supply.
Two (2) each 40 cubic yard (mini-
mum) roll-off compaction containers.
One (1) new or used trailer mounted
t outside rail style roll-off unit with
60,000 pound hydraulic cylinder op-
erated hoist mounted on a tandem
axle. 5th wheel type trailer to be
pulled by truck equipped with a wet.
One (1) new or used 60,000 pound
(minimum) capacity roll-off container.
transport truck with outside rail style
roll-off hoist mounted on truck chas-
Delivery Date must be specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver
unit on specified date will be set at $25.00 per
Specifications are on file at the Office of the
Clerk of the Circuit Court.
Bids will be received until 9:00 o'clock,
A.M., Eastern Standard Time, on January 10.
1989, at the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit
Court, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street,
Port St Joe, Florida 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any
and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA ,
BY: /s/ Douglas C. Birmingham
Publish: December 29, 1988 and January 5.
BID NUMBER 342
The City of Port St Joe, Florida request
bids on the Painting And Protective Coatings For
The Water Plant All bids must be F.O.B.. Port St.
Bids must be sealed in an envelope and
plainly marked "Bid Number 342". The City of
Port St. Joe reserves the rights to accept or re-
ject any or all bids, waive any formalities and to
choose the bid deemed best to meet the City's
needs. Bids must be good for 30 days after open-
Specifications may be obtained from the
City Clerk's Office, P.O. Box 278. Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. Bid opening will be held January
17, 1989. at 8:00 p.m E DT. in the Municipal
SBuilding at the regular meeting of the City Com-
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
Publish: December 22 and 29, 1988.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSO-
CIATION OF PORT ST. JOE. a Florida corpora-
MELVIN WARD and wife, WANDA WARD, PANA-
MA MACHINERY & SUPPLY CO., INC.. RALPH
JOHNSON, d/b/a JOHNSON'S LUMBER & SUP-
PLY OF PORT ST. JOE, and COASTAL INSULA-
TION COMPANY OF NORTHWEST FLORIDA,
CASE NO. 88-192
NOTICE OF BAT-X
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Fi-
nal Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 15,
1988., and entered in Civil Case No. 88-192 of
the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Cir-
cuit of the State of Florida, in and for Gulf Coun-
ty, wherein CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS AND
LOAN ASSOCIATION OF PORT ST. JOE Is Plain-
tiff and MELVIN WARD and wife. WANDA WARD.
"Rebuilding After Divorce" at GCCC
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege will sponsor an eight-week
course titled "Rebuilding After Di-
vorce" beginning Jan. 10 from 7-9
p.m. in Room 317 of the George G.
Tuesday, December 27, at the Oak
Grove Assembly of God Church,
conducted by the Rev. David-Fer-
nandez. Interment will follow in
Holly Hill Cemetery. All services
are under the direction of the
Comforter Funeral Home.
PANAMA MACHINERY & SUPPLY CO., INC.,
RALPH JOHNSON, d/b/a JOHNSON'S LUMBER
& SUPPLY OF PORT ST. JOE, and COASTAL IN-
SULATION COMPANY OF NORTHWEST FLORI-
DA, INC., are Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf
County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Florida at
11:00 (Eleven O'Clock) A.M. EST on the 6th day
of January, 1989, the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
Lot 4, Block "A", Cape Plantation, Phase 1,
an unrecorded subdivision of a portion of Section
25, Township 8 South, Range 11 West, Gulf
County. Florida, and being more particularly de-
scribed as follows:
Commencing at the NE corner of Section
25, Township 8 South, Range 11 West; thence
South along .the east line of said Section 25 for
32.32 feet to a concrete monument on the south
right-of-way line of West Rutherford Road, said
road being 66 feet In width; thence S. 89 de-
grees 42' 30" W. along said right-of-way line for
990.00 feet to an iron rod; thence South, parallel
with the east line of said section a distance of
591.00 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING;
thence East 170.00 feet; thence S. 10 degrees
39'06" W. 49.02 feet; thence S. 09 degrees 16'
53" E. 83.93 feet; thence West 174.69 feet;
thence North 131.00 feet to the POINT OF BE-
GINNING. (New description) Containing 0.503
acre, more or less,
DATED this 15th day of December, 1988.
BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK OF COURTS
By: Teresa Lynch
Publish: December 22 and 29. 1988.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE BALE
BY THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida
will on the 6th day of January, 1989 at 11:00
o'clock am., at the front door of the Gulf County
Courthouse, in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida,
offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the high-
est and best bidder for cash, the following de-
scribed property situated in Gulf County, Florida
Lot #3, Block C, of Howard Creek Proper-
ties Unit Two, an unrecorded subdivision of a
portion of the North 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the NE
1/4 of Section 7, Township 7 South, Range 8
West, and the N 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 8,
Township 7 South, Range 8 West, Gulf County.
Florida, also described as follows: Commence at
'the Northeast corner of Section 7, Township 7
South, Range 8 West, Gulf County, Florida;
thence N89*53'35'W, along the North line of
said Section 7 for 55.99 feet; thence S0.08'25'W
for 35 feet to the Point of Beginning. Thence
continue. Thence continue SO*08'25'W for 218
feet; thence N8953'35"W parallel with the
North line of said Section 7 for 100 feet; thence
NO'08'25"E for 218 feet; thence S89"53'35"E
parallel with the North line of said Section 7 for
100 feet to the Point of Beginning. TOGETHER
WITH ALL IMPROVEMENTS THEREON.
A 1985 Liberty Mobile Home, ID number
pursuant to the final decree of foreclosure en-
tered In a case pending In said Court, the style of
BARNETT BANKOF NORTHWESt FLORIDA;,
Plalntiff f. .. ..
H.H. HARRIS, III and FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF
CASE NO: 88-58
WITNESS my hand and official seal of said
Court, this the 13th day of December, 1988.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Tonya Knox
Publish: December 22 and 29, 1988.
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-witL
COMPANY NAME: DEES Farms (D's)
LOCATION: Gulf County
ADDRESS: RL Box 661-H. Wewahltchka. FL
OWNERS: Walter and, or Judy Dees
Publish: December 15. 22. 29., 1988 and January
Tapper Health Sciences Building.
This support group will meet
to promote positive self-concept
and to lay a foundation for inde-
pendence and self-sufficiency.
Group participants will learn
about the grief process, construc-
tive anger, life stages, self-love,
taking responsibility and finding
Pre-registration is required
because the group limit is 12. Pre-
registration will be handled in
Room 302 of the George G. Tapper
Health Sciences Building. There
is a $23 fee for this course, which
includes the loan of a book.
More information is available
by calling Dawyn Hudson at 769-
1551, extension 423.
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Liquid Paper available in colors, for Ball Points, Typing,
Ink. Special formulas for Carbonless Paper, Bond Paper,
Holds letter or legal size records in a
heavy-duty cubic foot box that stacks
easily. Features include tote handles
on each end and rolled edges to pre-
vent paper cuts. Walnut woodgrain de-
sign trimmed in black with white piping.
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Hypertension, A Dangerous Disease, Affects One In Five Adults
If the Disease Goes Undetected It Can Lead to Many Other Serious-Even Fatal-Health Problems
if d lt i ff t d strokes kidne disease and heart tension) it is controllable under *A person with a family histo- ceased food
The American Geriatrics So-
ciety has commended the Vete-
rans Administration for signifi-
cant contributions to the field of
caring for the elderly, through re-
search and medical education.
Concerned with the health issues
related to aging, the American
Geriatrics Society noted that the
VA played a key note in the es-
tablishment of geriatrics as a
board certified medical specialty,
and also stated that the VA's
unique Geriatric Research Edu-
cation and Clinical Centers
(GRECCs) have given the nation a
sound model for excellence in
treating older Americans.
While the total population is
declining steadily, the reverse is
true for the number of veterans
65 years old and over. The "over
65" population currently stands
at 19 percent, but over the next
three decades, it will climb to 46
percent of the estimated veteran
population of 18.5 million.
The VA is responding to the
challenge posed by the rapidly
aging veteran population through
research, education, and clinical
activities. Twelve GRECCs have
been established to attract out-
standing professionals to teach
and to conduct research on aging
in clinical context and, as a re-
sult, have a positive impact on the
care of the older veterans.
To further meet the needs of
aging veterans, the following pro-
grams are projected to increase
by the end of Fiscal Year 1992:
Of the 172 VA Medical Cen-
ters throughout the hospital sys-
tem, 117 have on-site Nursing
Home Care Units. The present
figure is expected to expand to
127 Nursing Home Care Units
with beds totalling 14,922; the
community nursing home pro-
gram is projected to expand from
an average daily bed census of
12,257 to 16,413 for a 25 percent
increase; and the state nursing
home program is expected to in-
crease, froi an average daily cen-
sus o.l;8550 to 11,827 for a 28 per-
Thomas F. Wheaton, Medical
Center Director of the Lake City
VA Medical Center stated that the
Impact of the aging veteran has
already been experience in Lake
City at at the VAMC. Lake City is
the site of the State Veterans
Domiciliary and plans have been
approved in Washington DC to
increase the bed census in the
Medical Center Nursing Home
Care Unit from 120 beds to a total
of 240 beds.
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out symptoms which can lead to
attacks. Although there is no cure
for high blood pressure (hyper-
Signs of Vitamin, Mineral Deficiencies
A vitamin or mineral deficiency can be a serious health
problem for your dog. Even dogs that appear healthy
may not be getting the optimal amount of vitamins and
This chart outlines the signs of vitamin and mineral
deficiencies in dogs.
Sign of deficiency
A Stunted growth
D Rickets in young
E Muscle weakness
BI Reduced appetite
(Thiamine) and weight loss
(Riboflavin) Retarded growth
Dry, flaky skin
B3 Depressed appetite
Vitamin Sign of deficiency
Folic Acid Weight loss
Biotin Dry, scaly skin
(Cyanoc- Reproductive failure
balamine Retarded growth
Sign of deficiency
Heart and kidney
Zinc Depressed appetite
Does Your Dog Need
'You are what you eat." This
enduring bit of advice applies not
only to people but also to dogs.
Just like humans, dogs need a
diet'that contains all the required
vitamins and minerals necessary
to enjoy a long, healthy, happy
Fortunately, most commer-
cial dog food products contain
the nutrients your pet needs. Un-
fortunately, nutritional deficien-
cies, which can seriously.Jeopard-
ize a dog's health still occur.
Why? Although most pet own-
ers have the best of intentions,
they may inadvertently feed their
dogs a diet that isn't completely
nutritious. For example, cereal or
meat diets that are not supple-
mented with additional nutrients
do not supply enough calcium.
This lack of calcium may lead to
rickets, osteoporosis and other
High quality commercial dog
foods are formulated to meet the
nutritional demands of the aver-
age dog under normal conditions.
However, several factors can alter
a dog's nutritional needs.
For instance, a dog's appetite
may be affected by weather. Dur-
ing hot summer days, you may
notice that your dog eats less.
When your dog is consuming less
food than usual, there is a risk of
nutritional deficiencies. Also,
your dog's usual diet may not be
adequate when his or her level of
activity is extremely high.
Special nutritional re-
During certain stages of life
and under special conditions,
your dog has increased nutrition-
al requirements. Here are some
*Puppies and growing dogs-
As puppies grow and develop,
their requirements for vitamins
and minerals are much greater
but will resume regular
office hours January 3
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than an adult dog's.
*Working and active dogs-
Dogs with an active lifestyle, such.
as show, stud, working or hunting
dogs, have greater nutritional
needs than less active pets.
*Pregnant and lactating dogs-
-When dogs are pregnant or
nursing their pups, they have sig-
nificantly increased nutritional
O. Obese dogs-While adjusting
the diet of overweight dogs :tq re-
duce calorie intake, it's important
to maintain vitamin levels.
*Aged and convalescent dogs-
-As dogs grow older, their sys-
tem's ability to absorb all of the
necessary nutrients is reduced,
and dogs recovering from injury
or illness need additional vita-
mins to assist the healing pro-
Supplements may be
You may think that feeding
your dog a nutritionally complete
dog food eliminates the need for a
vitamin and mineral supplement.
However, even quality commer-
cial dog food can lose vitamins
during manufacturing and stor-
age. Vitamins are affected by
light and heat. For example, the
potency of the important B-
complex vitamins is reduced by
heat. That is why a daily vitamin
for your pet may be a good idea.
When you or your veterinari-
an select a canine nutritional
supplement, the following crite-
ria should be used.
First, the product should be
formulated to ensure that your
dog's daily nutritional intake
meets or exceeds the minimum
requirements for vitamins and
minerals specified by the Nation-
al Research Council.
Second, the tablets should be
flavored so that your pet will con-
sume the vitamins. The best vita-
mins are useless if your dog won't
You and your veterinarian
should discuss your dog's nutri-
tional requirements and find a
way to meet those needs. Keep.in
mind that any dog no matter
how well fed occasionally may
be subjected to factors that re-
quire the nutritional insurance
supplied by vitamin and mineral
medical supervision says Dr.
Blood pressure is the amount
of force required to circulate the
blood through the body. Pressure
is measured at two levels--during
heart contraction (systolic) and
heart relaxation diastolicc). The
average systolic over' diastolic
pressure is 120/80 millimeters of
mercury. When diastolic pressure
exceeds 90 it is known as high
High blood pressure creates
an extra burden on the heart and
blood vessels. When blood ves-
sels weaken in the brain they may
burst, causing a stroke and vari-
ous degrees of paralysis. Blood
vessel damage in the kidneys
causes kidney failure which can
lead to sickness or death. The
overworking of the heart causes it
to enlarge and the walls to thick-
en leading to heart damage.
A common myth about hyper-
tension is that people with the ill-
ness are nervous and work too
hard. In most cases researchers
do not know the causes but have
found several links to high blood
pressure. The facts are:
*People aged 30 to 40 develop
high blood pressure and it be-
comes more prevalent with
*High levels of salt, fat, or al-
cohol intake increase risks.
ry of high blood pressure is
more likely to be affected by
*The disease occurs twice as
often in blacks as in whites.
There are many steps that
can be taken to lower or control
high blood pressure:
*Reduce consumption of pro-
in cans which
have high salt contents.
*Eliminate adding table salt
*Eat food that are low in fat
which help decrease choles-
terol build-up in the arteries.
*Use doctor recommended
medications which can elimi-
nate excess fluids and salts.
Dr. Stephen J. Gross
is pleased to announce the
opening of his private office at
GULF PINES HOSPITAL
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Corner of Fourth Street and Second Avenue
SUNDAYSCHOOL ....................................... 9:45A.M.
WORSHIP SERVICE ........................... 11:00 A.M. & 7:00 P.M.
CHURCH TRAINING (Sunday) ............................. 6:00 P.M.
MID-WEEK PRAYER (Wednesday) ....................... ... .. 7:00 P.M.
NURSERY PROVIDED JIMMY CLARK, Pastor
By order of the Florida Department of Environmental
Regulation, the Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sioners will close Buckhorn Landfill (located in Wewa-
hitchka) on December 31, 1988. The Board has executed
a contract with Bay County for the incineration of Gulf
County's garbage. Beginning January 1, 1989, all citizens
must take their garbage to the dumpsters located nearest
to them (dumpsters will also be at the Buckhorn Landfill).
Although there is presently no separate charge to citizens
for the disposal of garbage, the Board is soliciting your
help in saving tax dollars by asking that the garbage be
placed in bags if at all possible, and that all garbage be
placed inside the dumpsters. We are trying to make this
transition as smooth as possible, and we appreciate your
cooperation and compliance.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Douglas C. Birmingham, Chairman
Publish: December 29, 1988.
THE STAR. PoRr ST. JOF, FL THURSDAY. DIDC. 29,1988
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 1988
COUNTY COMMISSION MINUTES
NOVEMBER 8. 1i88
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County. Florida met this date in regular session
with the following members present- Chairman
Douglas C. Birmingham and Commissioners Billy
Branch, Eldridge Money, Nathan Peters, Jr., and
A.B. Traylor. Others present were: Attorney Wil-
Slam J. Rish. Admin. Asst/Civil Defense Director
Larry Wells. Clerk Benny C. Lister, Deputy Clerk
Towan Collier. Road Superintendent Bob Lester.
Mosquito Control Director Sam Graves. Jr.,
Building Inspector De Wayne Manuel. and Sheriff
The meeting came to order at 9:00 am.
Commissioner Money opened the meeting
with prayer, and Commissioner Branch led the
'Pledge of Allegiance to the flag,
I APPROVE MINUTES
Upon motion by Commissioner Branch,
second by Commisasone Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved the minutes of October
S25, 1988-Regular Meeting and October 27,
1988-Special Meeting. '
GULF COUNTY HEALTH DIRECTOR
Dr. Landis Crockett, of the Department of
SHRS, appeared before the Board to introduce Dr.
.. Robert Morgan as his choice to fill the Health Di-
rector position for Gulf County. He requested
that the Board approve Dr. Morgan as the Health
Director, and submit a letter to the Department
Sof HRS reflecting this. .After discussion about this
being a full time position, and upon inquiry by
Commissioner Branch about him making Gulf
County his residence, Dr. Morgan stated that his
family lives on a sailboat and it is so large he has
difficulty finding a place to moor it Commission-
er MOney moved that the Board accept Dr.
Crockett's recommendation of Dr. Morgan as the
Health Director for the County. and Commission-
er Peters seconded the motion. Upon inquiry by
Marion Hough: about a written primary care poli-
cy., Dr. Crockett reported that he can send her a
copy or she can get one from the local Health
Department. Upon vote, the motion passed unan-
imously. After further discussion, Commissioner
Branch moved that the Board request for Dr.
Morgan to move his resident to Gulf County.
Commissioner Money seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously. Upon request by Dr.
Crockett, Chairman Birmingham reported that
they would get a letter to the Department of HRS
as soon as possible.
Joseph Thomas, of Highland View. ap-
peared before the Board to complain about dogs
running loose in the County. He stated that he
S has called the Sheriff about, the packs of stray
dogs. but was told that there is nothing that
could be done. Chairman Birmingham stated that
the County does. have a. vicious dog ordinance.
S and vicious dogs can be picked up. Mr. Thomas
discussed a situation where a pack of dogs were
In his yard. He stated that heed thcalled theSheriffs
Department, and upon arriving, the Deputy told
him that he would Just have to live with Ite Mr.
Thomas recommended that all dogs be retained
s on the owner's property, or at least be required
to havecollars and vaccinations. Chairman Birm-
ingham discussed that having a collar and a vac-
cination will not guarantee that the dog will not
bite someone. After discussion about responsibili-
ty/liability, bChairman Birmingham reported that
the Attorney is preparing an ordinance concern-
ing fighting dogs, which will also require the
dogs to have a name tag and a rabies vaccination.
a He stated that there will be some people howev-
er, who are opposed to requiring that all dogs be
S retained in pens. Sheriff Harrison stated that he
t does not feel that collars and rabies shots will
solve the dog problem, and stated that the Board
id going to need someone to enforce the ordl-
t nance, pick up the dogs, etc. He reported that
his office received seven complaints last week
about dogs, but they cannot do anything, nor can
they advise the public to do something illegal. He
said the Board needs to (1) enter into an agree-
S ment with the City of Port St Joe to use their an-
Imal shelter facility, and (2) have someone from
either the Mosquito Control Department or the
Road Department to pick up the dogs and take
t them to the shelter. Sheriff Harrison alpo dis-
S cussed the problem of picking up 'dogs that el-
S their have no owner or no one claims them. At-
torney Rish stated that the Board can give the
Sheriff authority to destroy the dogs. He also
i stated that (1) the dogs should be picked up, (2)
a notice will be posted that gives a description of
the dog and where it was picked up, and (3) If
the dog is not claimed within a set amount of
time. It will be destroyed. Upon discussion and
Inquiry y _Ed Creamer, Attorney Rish reported
fat the City oT rt-SL-t Joe picks up any dog that
i not in a pen or on a leash, even if It Is tagged.
SCommisstoner .Peters read and discussed an or-
dinance that he drafted concerning restraint of
all animals running at large within the unmincor-
4 porated areas of Gulf County. Chairman Birmnng-
ham stated that they have to consider ithe ex-
penses involved (someone to enforce' the
ordinance, holding pens, fees, etc.), and they
have to consider, that the ordinance will also be
S! in effect for the uncongested are s such as Over-
si street and Dalkelth (where 'many people have
yard dogs). Sheriff Harrison stated' in circum-
Sstances like that, discretion about enforcement
should be applied. Commissioner Branch stated
4 that the Board has obtained copies of ordinances
4 from otherCounties concerning this issue, and
they should be able to work up an ordinance that
ti could apply a leash law to certain areas of the
County that.are congested. Sheriff Harrison dis-
Scussoed that without names to enforce an .ordi-
nance, it is useless. Nell Mitchell suggested that
4 the Sheriffs Department get tranquilizer guns to
4 use when picking up 'vicious dogs, ,to prevent
Sharm to thi officers. Upon inquiryy by Marion
b HoughJ Attorney Rish stated that a petition can
be taken,at any mebut any tme t all It does request
;: that the Board to something (it does not guaran-
Stee that It will happen). Upon inquiry by Ms.
n Hough about the Board making a motion con-
'i. cerning this Issue. Commissioner Branch stated
M that the Board has made motion to adopt an an-
e al control ordinance. After further discussion,
Commissione; Peters moved that the Board have
Attorney Rish'to draw up an ordinance relating
to animals running at large (including the defini-
Stion of "running a large") and providing for Im-
poundment fees, penalties for violation, and de-
Sstruction of the animals. Commissioner Money
seconded the motion for discussion, and suggest-
o ed having the owners pay a registration fee for
't their animals, thelp pa to help pay the expenses for en-
m forcement of the ordinance. After discussion
l about the need for a committee to get together
to work out all of the details for this ordinance,
S and upon vote, the motion passed unanimously.
SChairman Birmingham appointed Commissioner
Peters, Sheriff. Harrison, and tCommissioner
StMoney to work with the Attorney in preparing a
1 proposed animal control ordinance 'to present
,back to the Board at the next regular meeting.
Upon request by Sheriff Harrison' for the Chair-
man to be present. Chairman Birmingham stated
that if he was present that would make three
Commissioner, which would violate te the Sun-
'-., shine Law. .. ..
APALACHEE REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL
a! Marion Hough discussed the Apalachee Re-
:s gional Planning Council and the Raffield Fisheries
loin, and stated that the Board's representatives
to the Council were unable to attend the last
meeting. She requested that the Board have at
-' least one of their appointed members to be
present at these meetings from now on, to bring
back facts concerning the Comprehensrve Plan.
SMs. Hough also discussed that, as of October 26,
0'4T988. Raffleld's had not signed the moratorium
agreement due to finding fault with some of the
financial requirements. She requested that
someone from the Board bring back the current
'ctatua of this loan situation.
: John Thorpe. of Cape San Bias, .appeared
before the Board to complain about the service of
i Multvision Cable Company to the Cape San BIas
':area. He discussed that he was notified by Multi-
vision that the increased services to Mexico
Beach, St. Joe Beach, Beacon Hill, and Wewa-
!' hitchka are not available to Cape San Bias. He
stated that they pay $17.95 per month for 12
Channels, but only receive nine and.a half. He re-
quested that the Board have Multivislon include
.this area in the I increased services" system
,which they are.'rovlding to the other areas. Bob
i Worthey, Coordinator of Operations at Barrier
'Dunes, discussed a letter (dated 10-22-88) from
: Chris Green, General Manager and Executive
Vice President of Barrier Dunes, to George Bohn.,
of Multivision, concerning the lack of perfor-
2' mance of the cable system at the Cape. He stated
t that Mr. Bohn has not returned or acknowledged
the letter in any way, and discussed that the sys-
tern is far below the standard anticipated/
'' expected. He also stated that he would appre-
'ctate anything the Board can do to assist them in
This matter. Lou Parker, of Cape San Bias, din-
cussed that the-cable service was better in the
beginning, but has deteriorated in that they.have
lost channels and the service is inadequate. He
Stated that the rates keep going up, but the ser-
( vice is getting poorer, and he requested the
Board's help in getting them the quality of ser-
vice that they pay for.
Commissioner Money discussed that It is
unfair for the Cape residents to have to pay the
full price without receiving the full service, and
recommended that the Board contact Multivl-
slon to notify them that their franchise will be
revoked if they do not provide good service to
the customers. Chairman Birmingham stated
that Mr. Bohn was requested to be here today.
but had a Court appearance in Alabama. and he
suggested that the Board have Admin. Asst. Wells
arrange a special meeting with Multivision to
find out what they intend to do. He discussed a
commitment from Multivislon that the problems
would be corrected, and he read a letter re-
ceived from them (received 11-8-88) concern-
ing the proposed changes to the system. Chair-
man Birmingham directed Admin. Asst. to set
up a special meeting with Mr. Bohn, of Multivi-
slon. as quickly as possible and request that Mr.
Bohn bring anyone who can agree to changes in
the system. Commissioner Money requested
that Admin. Asst. Wells notify these Cape San
Blas residents of the date and time of the meet-
ing so they can be present. Upon inquiry by Le-
land Everett. Chairman Birmingham reported
that Multivislon has a non-exclusive franchise
with the County.
Jean Arnold appeared before the Board to
discuss the Sea Shores Subdivision, and whether
or not it has been accepted by the Board. Upon
her inquiry, Chairman Birmingham stated that
the subdivision plat has been approved, and the
roads have been placed on a one year waiting
period. Attorney Rish stated that this gives the
Board time to ensure that the roads are properly
constructed before acceptance. Ms. Arnold dis-
cussed a ditch easement given by the County,
and stated that she. objects to the County giving
an easement without the ditch being in place.
Upon inquiry by Chairman Birmingham about the
minutes reflecting that the Board did approve
this easement, Ms. Arnold stated that she does
not have them with her. but will find them. Ms.
Hough then read a set of minutes concerning a
variance and concerning approval of the St. Joe
Beach Unit III plat Upon inquiry by Chairman
Birmingham, Road Superintendent Lester re-
ported that he is not familiar with the ditch that
she is discussing. Ms. Arnold then said that al-
though the Attorney stated her complaint should
be with the developers, she feels that the Coun-
ty's ordinances should protect her property from
being used as a water basinAfter basin After discussion
about the flood ordinance that was adopted,
Chairman Birmingham discussed situations
where developments have cost the taxpayers
thousands of dollars. Ms. Arnold then discussed
that change in contour of the land has caused
her property to be flooded, and inquired as to
what the Board is going to do about It. Commis-
sioner Money discussed the Engineer'splan for
handling water drainage for St. Joe Beach, and
stated that he feels this plan will solve the prob-
lem. if implemented. Ms. Arnold requested a
copy of the figures drawn up by the Engineers
concerning the amount of water flow during the
flood, which the Board must obtain from them.
After discussion by Jim Slonina of Baskerville-
Donovan Engineers. Chairman Birmingham re-
quested that he provide a copy of this work to
Admin. Asst. Wells, so he can provide a copy to
Ms. Amnold.J After further discussion, Chairman
Birmingham suggested appointing a committee
to develop guidelines for developers to follow,
which also places the costs .of developments on
the subdividers. Ms. Hough then discussed the
liability of the flood ordinance on the County.
ABANDON DITCH-ST. JOE BEACH
Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public
hearing to consider abandoning a ditch through
Block 15 at St. Joe Beach. and upon no public
comment being received. Commissioner Branch
moved that the Board approve the following res-
olution to close and feel the ditch through Block
15 at St. Joe Beach. Commissioner Traylor sec-
onded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
This resolution passed unanimously and
maybe seen in full on page45. .. z
FLOOD DAMAGE-ST. JOE BEACH
Upon request by Attorney Rish, Chairman
Birmingham directed the Clerk to write a letter
to the insurance adjustor (concerning the claims
for water damage at St. Joe Beach), requesting
that he notify the people of the status of their
Ralph Rish, of Baskerville-Donovan Engi-
neers, appeared before the Board to report that
he will be leaving Baskerville-Donovan Engineers,
and Jim Slonina will become the new Project
Manager for Gulf County. He stated that he has
enjoyed working with the Board of County Com-
missioners. Mr. Slonina introduced Dave Martin
as another Engineer in their office, and he stated
that they are looking forward to working with
the County. -Commissioner Branch stated that he
is proud of the Job that Ralph Rish has done for
the County and the willingness he has'had in do-
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor.'
second by Commissioner Branch, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to allow Mosquito Control
Director Graves to keep the two mosquito spray-
ers on until the first of the year.
.Upon request by Mosquito Control Director
Graves, and upon motion be Commissioner
Branch, second by Commissioner Traylor, and
,unanimous vote, the Board agreed for the com-
pactor to be shut down on Veteran's Day (11-11-
Mosquito Control Director Graves reported
that the transmission Is broken down in the pan
they use to move dirt, and stated that he needs
to have It repaired. He also stated that it will cost
between $3,900.00 and $6,000.00 to have It re-
paired. Commissioner Money moved that the
Board allow the Mosquito Control Department to
have the equipment repaired on an' emergency
basis, at a price no higher than $6,000.00. Com-
missioner Branch seconded the motion, and af-
ter discussion, it passed unanimously.
JOB TRAINING PARTNERSHIP ACT
Admin. Asst. Wells reported that the re-
quest from the Job Training Partnership Act for
office space on this end of the County (which he
and Commissioner Money were to check on) has
been taken care of.
RADIO-OULF COUNTY SEARCH & RESCUE UNIT
Admin. Asst Wells reported that St. Joe
Communications was not contacted to submit a
quote on the radio for the Search & Rescue Unit
because they only sell telephones.
Admin. Asst. Wells reported that he has
been contacted by several offices concerning the
days on which the holidays will be observed.
Chairman Birmingham discussed that last year
the Courthouse employees were allowed to use a
day of vacation to be off the day after Thanksgiv-
ing. Upon motion by Commissioner Branch, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor,. and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to allow the County em-
ployees to be off Friday (12-23-88) and Monday
(12-26-88) for Christmas. Chairman Birmingham.
directed Admin. AsstJ Wells to send a memoran-
dum to the employees, notifying them of the
Board's decisions. Upon request by Superinten-
dent Lester, and upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner Peters, and
unanimous vote, the Board agreed to allow the
Road Department to be off on Monday (11-14-
88) for Veteran's Day. instead of Friday (11-11-
SEA SHORES SUBDIVISION
Ms. Arnold presented a copy of the minutes
regarding Sea Shores Subdivision and Commis-
sioner Branch's recommendation concerning It
INVOICES-SEARCH & RESCUE EQUIPMENT
Admin. Asst. Wells reported that invoices
have been received on the Jaws-of-Life and the
Ambulance (for maintenance) for the Search &
Rescue Unit, and he discussed that there is not a
line Item set up for these expenses, as their' re-
quest came in after the budget was set. Upon
motion by Commissioner Branch. second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote, the
Board agreed to set up a line item for these oper-
ational expenses, in the amount of $1,500.00.
Clerk Lister presented an invoice from Wil-
lHam A. Sybers, Medical Examiner, in the amount
of $179.85, for copies made during the Clyde
Melvin trial, and he reported that it has been ap-
proved by the State Attorney's Office. Upon mo-
tion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Money, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved payment of this invoice.
Deputy Clerk Collier discussed that the mo-
tor grader recently purchased by the Road De-,
partment was on a 5-year plan. instead of a 4-
year plan, and reported that the Board needs to
change their motion concerning the payments
(which was Ist year from ad valorem taxes and 3
years from State Revenue Sharing). Attorney Rish
Gulf County Commission
Chairman Birmingham reported that the
purpose of this meeting is to swear-in the new
County Commissioners. The following Commis-
sioners were sworn-in, and Chairman Douglas C.
Birmingham presented each with a Certificate of
Election from the Supervisor of Elections.
James E. Creamer District 3, sworn-in by
Eddie Creamer (Son)
Jimmy 0. Gortman District 1, sworn-in by
Bermy Uster (Clerk)
Donald B. Parker District 5, sworn-in by
Dina Parker (Daughter) ',
Chairman Birmingham' reported that a
small reception will be held until the 7:00 p.m.
There being no further business, the meet-
ing did then adjourn.
Board of County Commislon Minutes
November 22, 1988
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida met this date in regular session
with the following members present: Chairman
Douglas C. Birmingham and Commissioners
James E. Creamer. Jimmy 0. Gortman. Donald B.
Parker, and Nathan Peters, Jr. Others present
discussed that he feels 4 years may be as far as
they can go on a lease purchase plan, and he re-
quested that the Board hold up on this until he
can check on it.
INVENTORY-SEARCH & RESCUE UNIT
Deputy Clerk Collier discussed that the
Search & Rescue Unit equipment for South Gulf
County is split between the inventories of the
Sheriffs Department, the Ambulance Service.
and the Civil Defense Department, and requested
that the Board allow them to set up an inventory
listing for the Search & Rescue Unit, with one
person in charge of it. Sheriff Harrison suggested
that the Board set up an inventory listing for the
Search & Rescue Unit, and have Jimmy Barfield.
Commander, in charge of that inventory. Upon
motion by Commissioner Branch, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote, the
Board agreed to this suggestion.
AMBULANCE CHASSIS BOUTH OULF COUNTY
Commissioner Branch discussed that the
South Gulf County Ambulance Service needs a
chassis for one of their ambulances, and stated
that the Board has budgeted the money to pur-
chase one. He then moved that the Board adver-
tise to purchase a new ambulance chassis for the
South Gulf County Ambulance Service. Commis-
sioner Peters seconded the motion, and it
There being no further business, the meet-
ing did then adjourn.
Board of County CommialonMinutes
November 1. 1988
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida met this date in special session
with the following members present: Chairman
Douglas C. Birmingham and Commissioners El-
dridge Money and A.B. Traylor. Others present
were: Associate County Attorney Tom Gibson, Ad-
min. Asst./Civil Defense Director Larry Wells.
Clerk Benny Lister, Deputy. Clerk Towan Collier.
and Building inspector De Wayne Manuel.
The meeting came to order at 3:47 p=m.
Admin. Asst. Wells opened the meeting
with prayer, and led the Pledge of Allegiance to
the flag h
Chairman Birmingham reported that the
purpose of this meeting to to discuss the cable
television service provided to Gulf County by Mul-
tivision. He discussed that the Board has re-
ceived numerous complaints about the quality of
service that they are providing. George Bohn,
Vice-President ofMultivision. introduced himself
and Terry Messner, District Manager for this
area. Chairman Birmingham discussed the chain
of events that have led to this special meeting.
and discussed specific problems in certain areas
of the County. He stated that there have been
complaints of noise in the channels, lack of
proper service; channels not being clear, and
abolishment of the tiered service. Upon request
by Chairman Birmingham, Mr. Bohn discussed
the take-over by Multivision from Essex (includ-
ing changes they have made), and he discussed
their plans for solving Gulf County's problems. He
stated that they have improved their communica-
tions system to allow for more operators for an-
swering the telephones and notifying the repair-*
men, He also stated that their policy Is that
service calls received will be done within a 24-
hour period, and will be done so that the prob-
lem is solved (not Just temporarily repaired). Mr.
Bohn then discussed the following solutions they
have for certain areas: (1) Cape San Bias they
will be installing a new, taller tower within 60
days; (2) St. Joe Beach/Highland View they
have presently buried all of the cables that Essex
had not buried, and they will be offering the old
12-channel service to those previously entitled
to the tiered service (those who were subscri-
bers 3 or 4 years ago). Upon discussion by a Cape
San Bias resident about rate changes, Chairman
Birmingham reported that the Federal Govern-
ment has taken away the right for local govern-
ments to have control over the rates of these
companies; (3) Mexico Beach they will be offer-
ing 20-29 channels of service, less 3 pay servic-
es; and (4) Wewahitchka they will be adding
Channel 28, and will offer the' previous tiered
service to those interested. Upon inquiry by
Chairman Birmingham. Mr. Bohn reported that
they will be sending out a letter soon, which will
ptateat the subscribers may go back to the
previous basic service of 12 channels. Chairman
Birmingham discussed complaints he has re-
ceived about noise in Channel 6, about no local
weather reading on Channel 8 (Mr. Bohr stated
that this can be straightened out easily. and they
will take care of It), and about not receiving an
answer when calling the Gulf Breeze office. Mr.
Bohn discussed that on the first few days after
the bills go out, or when there is a cable outage, a
caller may get abusy signal; otherwise f it rings, .
someone should always answer. Bob Worthey. of -
Barrier Dunes, stated that he tried to get though
for several hours this morning, and. Mr. lBohn
B stated that his difficulty in getting through was
due to the fact that the bills just recently went
out. Upon inquiry by Chairman Birmingham, Mr.
Bohn stated that they have 10 people answering
the telephones. After discussion about the new
tower for Cape San Bias and upon Inquiry about a
Mr. Middlebrooks. Mr. Bohn reported that Mr.
Middlebrooks worked for Essex in the past and
Is 'currently a salesman for Multivision. Upon fur-
ther inquiry, he reported 'that when the new
tower Is installed at the Cape. the residents will
receive 12 channels for $17.95 per month. After
discussion about the economics of certain sys-
terns in Gulf County, Chairman Birmingham re-
quested that Multlviston put their answers/
intended solutions for Gulf Countys problems in
writing to the Board. Mr. Bohn agreed and re-
quested the names of some of the people who
have not received proper service from Multivi-
sion. Upon inquiry by Chairman Birmingham,
Mayor Dickens reported that the City of Wewa-
hltchka has the same type of problems that were
discussed today. Chairman- Birmingham also re-
quested that Multivislon check into the possibili-
ty of expanding their system to the Dalkeith and
Honeyville areas. Mr. Bohn stated that their poli-
cy for expansion is for an. area where there are
20 homes per mile of land. He stated that for
those who do not fall in that category, but still
want the service, Multvislon will' pay $300.00 of
the extension cost (from the existing system).
and the property owner pays the balance. Chair-
man Brminngham requested that they check into
this for those two areas. and he thanked every-
one for coming.
Deputy Clerk Collier presented bonds for
the following newly elected County Commission-
ers and Constitutional Officers for the Board's ap-
Donald B. Parker County Commissioner -
James E. Creamer County Commissioner -
Jimmy 0. Gortman County Commissioner
District 1 1 1 1
S Benny C. Lister Clerk of the Circuit Court
Cora Sue Robinson Supervisor of Elec-
Kesley Colbert Property Appraiser
Al Harrison Sheriff
Eda Ruth Taylor Tax Collector
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor,
second by Commissioner Money, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved these bonds.
Commissioner Traylor, moved that ,the
Board have Admi. Asst. Wells get a key (in addi-
tion to the one that the Ladies' Club uses) to the
community trailer at Howard Creek. and keep an
appointment book 'for the organizations who
want to use the trailer, He also stated that Ad-
min. Ast. Wells should get a $20.00 cleanup de-
posit to make sure that the trailer is cleaned af-
ter use (excluding the Ladles' Club).
Commissioner Money seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.
There being no further business, the meet-
ing did then adjourn.
Board of County Commission Minutes
November 22, 1988
The Board of County'Comflmissioners met
this date in special session with the following
members present: Chairman Douglas C. Birming-
ham and Commissioner Nathan Peters, .Jr. oth-
ers present were: Admtn. MAst/Civil Defense Di-
rector Lany Wells, Clerk Benny C. Lister, Deputy
Clerk Towan Collier, ;Building Inspector De
Wayne Manuel. and Sheriff Al Harrison. .
The meeting came to order at6:30 p.m.
Admin. Asst. Wells opened -the meeting
with prayer, and led the Pledge of Allegiance to
STATE CONTRACT PRICE
Admin. Asst. Wells discussed that he has
had to request information from the State, so it
will be the next meeting before he can provide
the Board with information concerning the State
contract purchase price for a new ambulance cab
and chassis for the South Gulf County ambulance
NATURAL GAS LINE-ROCHE DRIVE
Mosquito Control Director Graves reported
that there is a natural gas line across the ditch at
the end of Roche Drive, and stated that it needs
to be moved before his equipment hits it. Chair-
man Birmingham requested that Mosquito Con-
trol Director Graves contact the gas company to
move it, and report back to the Board If they are
S, BEACON HILL PARK ENTRANCES
Ralph Rish, of Baskerville-Donovan Engi-
neers, reported that they drafted a permit for
the entrance to the Beacon Hill Park, and sub-
mitted them to the Department of Transporta-
tion, as requested by the Board. He also reported
that the Department of Transportation notified
were: Attorney William J. Rish, Admin. Asat./Civil
Defense Director Larry Wells, Clerk Benny C. Lis-
ter, Deputy Clerk Towan Collier, Road Superin-
tendent Bob Lester, Mosquito Control Director
Sam Graves. Jr., Building Inspector De Wayne
Manuel, and Sheriff Al Harrison.
The meeting came to qrder at 7:00 p.m.
Commissioner Gortman opened the meet-
ing with prayer, and Commissioner Parker led
the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. Chairman
Birmingham welcomed the three new Commis-
sioners to the Board.
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Gortman, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved the minutes of Novem-
ber 8, 1988 Regular Meeting.
BSEA SHORES SUBDIVISION
Jean Arnold discussed that upon request by
Commissioner Branch on November 10, 1987.
Admin. Asst. Wells and Attorney Rish were to
check on having an Engineer Inspect Sea Shores
Subdivision, and to see if the cost of the inspec-
tion could be charged to the subdividers. She
stated that per her review of the minute, she
could not find where any of the three ever came
back to the Board with a response/
recommendation. After further discussion about
Sea Shores Subdivision. Ms. Arnold referred to
parts of the County subdivision regulations which
she feels should protect her property from being '
used as a flood basin. Ms. Arnold then inquired
as to where she can find the Certification by an
Engineer and a performance bond for Sea
Shores Subdivision. Upon inquiry by Commis-
sioner Gortman, Chairman Birmingham reported
that the subdivision regulations have changed
only once in the past 4 years. Ms. Arnold report-
ed that she has written the Department of Envi-
ronmental Regulation, requesting that they look
at the deficiencies tn Sea Shores Subdivision,
and inquired about the drainage system there.
Chairman Birmingham then read Chapter 17-
25.001 which states that the'Department of En-
vironmental Regulation is responsible for the
stormwater discharge of subdivisions. Ms. Arnold
also presented a copy of her letter which files a
claim with the insurance company.
FLOOD-4T. JOB BEACH
Leland Everett discussed the flood at St.
Joe Beach. and stated that the last time he
talked to the insurance adjustor about the
claims, he was told that the County was not of-
fering any cooperation. He also stated that the
Insurance adjustor asked for his help, but after
talking with the County's Attorney, decided that
he should not be doing what the insurance adjus-
tor is being paid to do. After discussion about the
Engineer's St. Joe Beach Flood Report and the
County flood ordinances, he stated that all Coun-
ty ordinances are enforceable by law. He then
discussed the Improper maintenance of the
ditches at St. Joe Beach, and the Department of
Environmental Regulations' laws about flood con-
trol and permitting. After further discussion
about the Insurance company and an answer to
the flood claims, Chairman Birmingham request-
ed that Attorney Rish call the insurance adjustor
to request that he provide information about the
claims to the claimants.
SEA SHORES SUBDIVISION
Marion Hough discussed the County's sub-
division ordinance, reading Section 2.3. After
further discussion about County records being
accessible and available to the public, Ms. Hough
inquired as to where she might find the Engi-
neer's report and the performance bond formane bond for Sea
Shores Subdivision. Chairman Birmingham stat-
ed that he would see if someone can find it, but
that is all they can do. He also stated, for the
benefit of the new Board members, that all of the
records are public, but the employee's normal
work goes first and research projects are done
when time allows.
DITCH-BLOCKr 15-T. JOE BEACH
Sherrie Martin. of St. Joe Beach. inquired
as to when the ditch through Block 15 at St. Joe
Beach (for which the easement was revoked) will
be filled. She stated that she will be unable to ob-
tain a septic tank permit for her property until It
Is filled. Upon Inquiry by Commissioner Cream-
er, Road Superintendent Lester reported that he
hap not obtained the pipe for ditching the drive-
ways on Georgia Avenue, but stated that he can
take care of this project the first part of the
ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCE .
Attorney Rish reported that he has distrib-
uted a proposed animal control ordinance for
the Board's recommendation. Commissioner Pe-
ters moved that the Board table this ordinance
for study until the next Board meeting. Commis-
n sitner arker seconded, the motion, and it
passed unanimously. Upon request by ;Sheriff
Hplatondad' after discussionC' Chairman Birm-
Ingham appointed Commission er to
serve on this committee.
Admin. Asst. Wells discussed that the Coun-
ty has at least wvo Items not covered under their
comprehensive/collision insurance policy: (1)
.the 330-foot Sherif's radio tower, and (2) the
new ambulances purchased. He reported. that
the County has not insured ambulances in the
Spast, and the insurance quoe quote for the Wewa-
hitchka Ambulance Is $977.00. Upon inquiry by
Chairman Birmingham, Admin. Asst. Wells re-
ported that he does not have a quote on the ra-
dio tower (for Port St. Joe or Wewahitchka).
:- 'yChairman Birmingham requested that Admin.
SAsst. Wells check into this. and bring back some
prices at the next meeting, so the Board can
make a decision on whether or not to purchase
the insurance coverage.
MAPS-HOUSE NUMBERING SYSTEM
Admin. Asst. Wells presented the house
numbering system maps (separated by districts)
to the Board members. He reported that they
show the streets and roads in each district that
are not named.
S EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS
BEACHES S HIGHLAND VIEW WATER SYSTEMS
Admin. Asst. Wells reported that seven ap-
plications were received for the service position
for the Beaches and Highland View Water Sys-
tems. He stated that he and Commissioner
SCreamer reviewed the applicationm, and they rec-
ommend that the Board hire David Martin for the
position. beginning January 1I. 1989 (he is to
work with Gerald Shearer in December, at $8.00
per hour. for training). Commissioner Creamer
moved that the Board hire David Martin for this
Position, and Commissioner Peters seconded the
:* 'motion. Commissioner Gortman stated that he
could not give a Just vote without reviewing the
applications. Commissioner Peters then with-
drew his second. Chairman Birmingham gave the
Chair to Commissioner Peters, and seconded the
motion, stating he supports Commissioner
Creamer's recommendation because the Job is
entirely within his district. Chairman Peters dis-
cussed that at the last meeting the Board agreed
that when someone is hired by the County, they
will review the applications. Commissioner Gort-
tnan stated that he would probably agree with
Commissioner Creamer's and Admin. Asst. Wells'
recommendation, but he feels that If the whole
board has to'decide, they need to review the ap-
plIcations. Alter discussion, Commissioner Birm-
; Inghan withdrew his second, and Commissioner
Creamer withdrew his motion until later in the
meeting. Chairman Peters then returned the
"'Chair to Commissioner Birmingham.
BUCKHORN LANDFILL CLOSURE PLAN
Admin. Asst. Wells discussed a deficiency
letter from the Department of Environmental
Regulation concerning the Buckhorn Landfill Clo-
sre Plan, and an answer letter to them from
Baskervlle-Donovan Engineers. He stated that in
,1983 or 1984, the Department of Environmental
"Regulation approved the groundwater monitoring
plan presented by Barrett, Dafln, and Carlan, but
now they are disapproving It. He reported that
Baskerville-Donovan Engineers did not include
fees for the groundwater monitoring plant In
*their original quote, because it had already been
approved by the Department of Environmental
Regulation. Upon inquiry by Chairman Birming-
ham, Admin. Asst. Wells reported that It will cost
the County approximately $7,000.00 to have this
plan drawn up again. Chairman Birmingham re-
quested that Attorney Rish contact the Depart-
ment of Environmental Regulation to see what
the problem is, and report back at the next
meeting, Upon inquiry by Commissioner Gort-
man, Admin. Asst Wells reported that he is not
"aware of whether or not the Department of Envi-
rornmental Regulation Is planning to charge the
County more money for the permit to close
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#25-25 Sidewalk Edger Junked
#25-29 Electric Heater S#921-P-3-389154
#25-38 Mower. Wizard Junked
Clerk of Circuit Court
(All Items previously Junked, available for auc-
#10-1 Royal Typewrite Junked
#10-5 Rapidprint Electric Clock Junked
#10-7 Bates Numbering Machine Junked
#10-8 Automatic Multiplier Junked
#10-15 Dalton Adding Machine Stand
#10-18 Side Chair (Hardwood) Junked
#10-44 NCR Bookkeeping Machine Junked
#10-54 Victor Adding Machine Junked
#10-55 NCR Bookkeeping Machine Junked
#10-99 Olivetti Adding Machine Junked
#10-100 Tote Cart Junked
#10-102 Sunbeam Clock Junked
#10-107 Mimeograph Junked
#10-110 Time Stamp Junked
them that the permit was denied unless right
and left turn lanes are constructed onto Highway
98. He stated that the County can not afford to
construct both lanes, and upon discussing this
with the Department of Transportation, they
agreed to grant the permit if the Board writes a
letter agreeing to install a turn lane in the future
if the traffic gets bad enough to warrant one.
Commissioner Creamer moved that the Board
write this letter to the Department of Transpor-
tation as requested, and Commissioner Gortman
seconded the motion. Upon vote, it passed unan-
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT-
WILLIAMSBURG & METHODIST HIlL
Ralph Rish, of Baskerville-Donovan Engi-
neers, requested that the Board adopt a resolu-
tion approving the submission 9f a Community
Development Block Grant application (for a sew-
er system for the Williamsburg and Methodist
Hill areas) to the Department of Community Af-
fairs. Commissioner Gortman moved that the
Board approve this request, and Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion. Chairman Birming-
ham presented a letter from the City of Wewa-
hitchka. In approval of the Coupty applying for
this grant. He also stated that they have agreed
for the system to hook to their existing system.
and agreed to maintain the* entire system after
hookup. Upon vote, the motion passed unani-
The meeting theri recessed for a short
break (8:056 p.m.).
The meeting reconvened at 8:20 p.m.
BEACHES & HIG o AND VIEW WATER SYSTEMS
Commissioner Creamer moved that the
Board hire David Martin as the contract wmploy-
ee to handle the service work for the Beaches
and Highland View Water Systems, effective Jan-
uary 1, 1989. Commissioner Parker seconded
the motion, and it passed unanimously. Commis-
sioner Peters seconded the motion, and it,
passed unanimously. Commissioner Peters stated!
that he supports Commissioner Creamer's rec-'
ommendation, but feels that the Board should
follow the procedure they voted on (reviewing
STORMWATER RUN-OFF PERMIT
Chairman Birmingham reported that Ike
Duren has applied with the Department of Envi-
ronmental Regulation for a stormwater run-off
permit for one of his developments, and he
needs permission from the Board to place a cul-
vert between, his development and Sea Shores
Subdivision in order to satisfy the Department's
requirements. Chairman Birmingham stated that
he had someone write the Department of Envi-
ronmental Regulation, notifying them that Mr.
Duren has applied to the Board for permission to
connect the pipe (in order to meet their re-
quirements), but the Board must gIve him per-
mission. After discussion about research of the,
right-of-way, Attorney Rish stated that he feels
Mr. Core is finished with this project, but has not
Shad time to write a report. Mr. Duren inquired as
to whether or not the County will ,install the cul-
vert (which he has already purchased), and he
stated that he and Mr. Parker are resolving the
problem with sewage leaching out at their plant
After discussion about the County installing the
culvert, Chairman Birmingham reported that Mr.
Duren has a letter from an Engineer which states
that he Is using the proper pipe for this project.
After further discussion, Commissioner Gortman
moved that if the County owns the land/right-of-
way (per Mr. Core's report).-the County will In-
stall the culvert (upon receipt of the Engineer's
letter concerning the pipe). He stated that if the
County does not own the land, the developer
must install the culvert. Commissioner Creamer
seconded the motion, and It passed unanimously.
INSURANCE-ROAD DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT
Deputy Clerk Collier reported that the fi-
nance companies, through which the Road De-
partment's motor grader and excavator are
leased, have notified the Clerk's Office that insu-
rance must be carried on these pieces of equip-
ment since they are on lease/purchase. She re-
ported that Deputy Clerk Donna McCroan
received the following quotes from the insurance
Motor Grader $1,005.00/year
After discussion and upon motion by Com-
missioner Gortman, second by Commissioner Pe-
ters, and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to
purchase insurance for these two pieces of
LEASES-ROAD DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT
Deputy Clerk Collier reported that upon re-
viewing the Florida Statutes. Clerk sister found
that the payments on the motor grader and exca-
vatdr'for the Road Depairtment must bewpaid from
something other than ad valorem taxes. Upon
motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner Gortman, and unanimous vote, the
Board agreed to pay the leases from Sate Reve.
nue Sharing each year until they are paildin full.
PORT ST. JOE HEALTH DEPARTMENT"
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Clmmissioner Gortman, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to transfer the following
items from the Port St. Joe Health Department
to Courthouse Maintenance, as requested.
Item #: 130-13a & b. Desks. Steel, 4 Draw-
#130-10, Desk, Steel. 4 Drawer, Green
#130-3, Chairs, Folding Steel. Gray
#130-11a. Desk, Steel. 3 Drawer, Green
Upon request by Sheriff Harrison for the
County Departments to be allowed to get what
they need from the inventory items before they
are sold at the auction. Chairman Birmingham
stated that this is what the Board had in mind
from the begLnning. The Board had' no objection.
WEWAHITCHKA HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Gortman. and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to transfer the following
items from the Wewashtchka Health Department
to Courthouse Maintenance. as requested.
Item #: 120-3, Chairs. Executive Swivel, W/
#120-1, Chairs, Fiberglass, Mixed Colors,
Chairman Birmingham stated that the in-
ventory will remain the Board's property, and
only the proceeds from the auction will go to the
Senior Citizens Association. He also stated that
it should be up to the Board to decide which
items will be auctioned.
After discussion, Commissioner Gortman
moved that the Board approve the following in-
ventory requests, with the exception of the Road
Department's request which he moved to table
until the first of January. Commissioner Peters
seconded the motion. Upon inquiry by Commis-
sioner Gortman, Attorney Rish reported that the
items not sold at auction can be either sold as
junk or thrown away. After further discussion,
the motion passed unanimously.
Highland-View Fire Department
#160-12 One 40-Channel CB Radio Junked
#60-38 Typewriter Transferred to Court-
#10-141 Royal 970-13TW Pica Typewriter/
Serial #1165574 Added
#40-11 Olivetti Calculator Machine Junked
#40-28 Metal Trays (6) Junked
#40-30 Stand (for Valid. Machine) Junked
#40-62 Electric Calculator Junked
#40-69 Typewrite (Royal) Junked
#40-70 Typewriter (Electric Adier) Junked
#40-73 NCR Electronic Cash Register
#40-74 Canon Calculator Junked
#40-79 Canon Calculator Junked
Gulf County Road Department
Tabled Until 1/89
#100-84 Homemade Lead Pile Driver
#100-285 1974 Courier P/U Truck Junked
#100-287 1974 Courier P/U Truck Junked
#100-228 1974 Ford Dump Junked
#100-316 Air Compressor Junked
#100-331 Alemlte Gear Lube Pump Junked
Courtroom and Accessories
#60-36 1 Chair. Heavy, Walnut Finish
#25-5 Tractor. International, Model 140
#25-6 Hitch (Attachment for #25-5)
#25-12 Mail Bag, Canvas #114 Junked
munity must be documented with
official laboratory results. Ex-
emptions may be granted for val-
id contraindications and must be
documented by laboratory evi-
dence or by a physician's written
Students who have not al-
ready satisfied the requirement
with the university should bring
documentation with them to reg-
istration on January 5.
Free vaccinations will be ad-
ministered by the Bay County
Public Health Department during
registration fi-om 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
for those students without proper
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#10-116 Lathem DRTC Time Recorder
#10-136 L 5000 Computer Junked
#10-137 Magnetic Reader Junked
#10-150 ADDO X Automatic Multiplier
#10-154 Adding Machine Junked
#10-164A&B Calculators Junked
#10-169 Thermal Printer Junked
#10-170 Thermal Printer
#10-179 Canon Calculator Junked
ASSOCIATION OF COUNTY AGING EXECUTIVES
Deputy Clerk Collier reported that a bill
was received for membership dues for the Flori-
da Association of Aging Executives, and reported
that these dues have never been paid before. No
action was taken.
GEORGE GASKIN PARK
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Gortman.
Admin. Asst. Wells reported that the Board has
received a permit from the State to remove the
pilings at the George Gaskin Park. Upon request
by Commissioner Gortman, Chairman Birming-
ham requested that Attorney Rish write the
Army Corps of Engineers for their assistance in
placing the pilings, since they are the main us-
ers. The Board had no objection.
ROBERTS CEMETERY-DAVID ROBERTS ROAD
Upon Inquiry by Commissioner Gortman
about a drainage problem on the Roberts Cemet-
ery Property (David Roberts Road), Road Super-
intendent reported that he has been instructed
to take care of this problem.
INVENTORY-BEACHES FIRE DEPARTMENT
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Peters,
Sheriff Harrison reported that his office has
talked to some of the Beaches Fire Department
men about the missing inventory items, but they
have not found out anything yet He stated that
they will be continuing to work on this.
NEW INVENTORY ITEMS
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Peters.
Chairman Birmingham and Attorney Rish report-
ed that numbered inventory tags are placed on
all new inventory items of $200.00 or more.
Chairman Birman Birmingham also reported that the
State raised their base to $500.00, but the Board
agreed to keep theirs at $200.00. b.
PORT ST. JOE HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Commissioner Peters discussed .that the
pbrt St. Joe Health Department is gothi to need
additional funds for the remodeling of their
building (for carpet), and are requesting that the
Board allow them to use some of the funds ap-
propriated to them for repairs. Deputy Clerk Col-
lier reported that a written request for
$2,800.00 was received today. Commissioner Pe-
ters then moved that the Board approve payment
in this amount to the Health Department, and
Commissioner Gortman seconded the motion.
Upon inquiry by Marion Hough, Attorney Rish
stated that the Health Department is not re-
quired to take bids If It Is a change order under
the original contract. After discussion by Ms.
Houghabout the Health Department work being
done without local bids, the motion passed unan-
Attorney Rish discussed that he has looked
at the plans for the groundwater monitoring
wells, and requested that the Board allow him
time to study these plans before contacting the
Department of Environmental Regulation. The
Board had no objection. i o : -
Jean Arnold inquired about the keeping of
County records, and who is responsible if items
cannot be found. Chairman Birmingham stated
that the Clerk's Office is responsible for keeping
the records, but no oateicanobe blamed if some-
thing is missing. Ms Arnold then inquired as to
what the legal opinion, Is conicernng this. After
discussion, Commission Commr Peters oved that the
Board obtain a legal opinion from the Attorney
General, and Commissioner Gortman seconded
the motion. The motion then failed with the fol-
lowing vote: Chairman Birmirgham-and Commis-
sioners Creamer and Parker voted not Commis-
sioners Gortman and Peters voted yes. Upon
request by Chairman Birmingham, Attorney Rish
stated that the Clerk's Office is the custodian of
the records, but no one can be prosecuted be-
cause something gets lost. Chairman Birmingham
discussed that. over the years,, items may be lost,
but no one can be blamed for that Upon inquiry
by Commissioner Gortman, Ms. Arnold reported
that the item she is looking for is the Engineer's
Certification for Sea Shores Subdivision.
..... .-.Deputy- Clerk .Colln'i 'l nedi-an'dihvolce
from Baskerville-Donovan Edgt era for, work
done on the Buckhorn Landfill Closure Plan, in
the amount of $1,849.50. No action was taken.
PSJ BEACH DRAINAGE STUDY
S Deputy Clerk Collier presented an invoice
: from Baskervllle-Donovaim Engipeers for work
done on the Port St. Joe Beach Drainage Study.
in the amount of $9,250.00. Commissioner Pe-
ters moved that the Board pay this invoice, and
Commissioner Creamer seconded the motion.
The motion then passed with the following vote.
Chairman Birmingham and Commissioners
Creamer. Parker. and Pe-ers voted yes. Commis-
sioner Gortman voted no.'
Commissioner Creamer moved to nominate
Douglas C. Birmingham to serve as Chairman for
the next fiscal year, and Commissioner Parker
seconded the motion. There being no further
nominations, Commissioner Creamer moved that
the nominations cease, and Commissioner Park-
er seconded the motion. Upon discussion by
Commissioner Peters about the nomination being
racist, as it should be his turn to be Chairman,
Commissioner Creamer stated that Commission-
er Peters' race had noting to do with his deci-
sion. He stated that he nominated Doug Birming-
ham because of his experience with the
problems that the County is currently facing.
Commissioner Peters stated that there will al-
ways be problems in the County, and he stated
that he feels that the motion was racist. The mo-
tion then passed with the following vote: Com-
missioners Creamer, Parker, and Gortman voted
yes. Commissioner Peters voted no. Commission-
er Birmingham abstained. Commissioner Gort-
man then moved to norltnate Nathan Peters, Jr.
to serve as Vice-Chairman for the next fiscal
year. and Commissioner Creamer seconded the
motion. There being no other nominations. Com-
missioner Gortman moved that nominations
cease, and Commissioner Parker seconded the
motion. Upon vote, the motion passed unani-
mously. Commissioner Peters abstained.
There being no further business, the meet-
ing did then adjourn. '
for FSU Campus
All students planning to at-
tend the FSU-Panama City Cam-
pus must comply with the stu-
dent immunization policy before
they will be allowed to register for
Students born after 1956
must present documented proof
of immunity to measles (Rubeola)
and German measles (Rubella).
Students born before 1957 who
are less than 40 years of age must
present documented proof of im-
munity against Rubella.
Immunizations must be dat-
ed after 1967 to ensure live virus
vaccination. Blood tests for im-
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PAGE 6B THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, PL THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 1988
Here's What To Do If Cold Damages Your Plants
Many Plants, Common to This Part of Florida, Are Highly Susceptible To Cold, Especially Frost
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Sometimes our sunshine
state isn't so sunny. .Warm! In
spite of a reputation for tropical
breezes, Florida does have its mo-
ments of frigid temperatures per-
haps not cold enough to bother
winter visitors, but certainly be-
low the safety range for tender
plants. After each frost, we usual-
ly get questions concerning what
to do about freeze damage.
While the colder locations of
our nation experience heavy
snows during this season of the
year, we seldom see a blanket of
snow covering Florida land-
scapes. Nevertheless, our temper-
ature often drops low enough to
injure, and even kill, ornamental
and fruit trees. So, frost damage is
a real concern throughout the
winter months. Today, we'll talk
about the kind of cold injury that
most often occurs to popular
landscape specimens. I'll offer
some suggestions on what to do
to help plants recover from Jack
Frost's icy attacks. My informa-
tion was provided by Extension
Urban Horticulture Specialist Dr.
Robert Black, of the University of
Florida's Institute of Food and
When landscape plants
freeze, the first impulse of most
gardeners is to get out the prun-
ing shears and cut away dead and
dying leaves and branches. But,.
this really isn't a good idea. As a
rule, you can't tell how much
damage has been done, until
plants start new growth in the
spring. So, if you prune immedi-
ately after a freeze, you may cut
away live wood that doesn't have
to be lost, also leaves and
branches which have been killed
can help protect the rest of a
plant against further cold and in-
jury. But, if you absolutely deter-
mined to prune, be prepared to
provide covers, and any other
needed protection, to guard
what's left of your plants against
the next cold snap.
drop off the plants.
Whatever you do, even if your
landscape ornamentals have al-
ready suffered some cold injury,
do not relax your guard. Most frig-
id weather may be on the way. So
be prepared to keep your prized
plants as warm as possible, each
time the weatherman predicts
freezing temperatures. Try not to
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Severe cold may kill some of
your tender landscape and patio
ornamentals all the way down to
the soil line, but such specimens
like rubber plants, philoden-
drons, and poinsettias could sur-
prise you by sending up new
shoots in the spring. So don't give
up on them too soon. Allow
enough time for them to revive,
after warm weather returns.
Both flowers buds and stems
of azaleas often suffer cold dam-
age. Bud injury will be evident if
your plants produce few, or no
flowers at blooming time. Stem
damage will show up later in the
spring and early summer, when
some branches die. That will be
the time to prune. Just cut out
dead branches, as you find them,
always back to live wood.
Low temperatures often
cause bud injury and leaf burn on
camellias. Damaged buds will ei-
ther drop from plants, or open
only partway, revealing brown
centers. Leaf damage on camelli-
as usually isn't too much of a
problem. In most cases, as new
leaves come out in the spring, the
old frost-burned leaves will just
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RED BULL ISLAND Two lots near Chipola River. $4,000 each.
16th STREET 2 beautiful residential building lots. 75'x180' each. Water and sewer connections
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PONDEROSA PINES Wooded 'A acre and 1 acre mobile home or single family homesites near
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ASSUMABLE 1 acre waterfront 1 acre waterfront lot at Stonemill Creek Estates, Small equity
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RED BULL ISLAND Five lots zoned residential. Owner may sell separately. Mobile homes okay.
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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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Ward and her daughter Christie, of Wewahitchka. They are being given
the keys to the playhouse by Glen Combs (builder of the playhouse), and
Jerry Stokoe, director of the Gulf County Senior Citizens looks on.
The playhouse was donated to the Gulf County Senior Citizens by
the Gulf County Home Builders Association. Monies derived from the
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2 bd., 11/2 ba. Reduced to $37,900.
Fireplace, tile baths, other amenities. Peace,
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Only 1 3 bd. & 1 2 bd. unit
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BEACH FRONT TOWN HOMES
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, 3 bd., 3
ba., gorgeous sunsets, near pier, $140,000.
Cortez St. End Triplex at St. Joe Beach: Lg. 3
bd,, 2% ba., covered deck, good layout,
fireplaces, $122,900 $129,000.
9815 Hwy. 98: Lovely 2 bd., 2'V ba. furnished,
9821 Hwy. 98: Beautifully furnished 2 bd., 21'/
ba. townhome. $105,000 unfurn., $115,000 furn.
9811 Hwy. 98: Spacious 3 bd., 21V ba.,
townhome w/f.p., nicely furnished, Reduced to
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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., 3'/2 ba., fashionable brick home. Large
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Gulf Aire Drive: Good single family vacant lot,
202 Periwinkle: Big 5 bd., 3 ba. home, screen
porch, master bd., bath & own living area up-
408 Gulf Aire Dr.: New 3 bd., 2 ba. brick home, 2
car garage, patio, f.p., ceiling fans at a ready for
you price, $89,000.
Gulf Aire Dr.: Good corner single family lot,
Beacon Road: Nice single family lot, good
neighborhood. Reduced to $25,000.
Beacon Road: Two large single family lots, One
$19,500, and one $17,500.
309 Buccaneer Road. Beautiful wooded vacant
lot close to pool & tennis courts. $22,500.
Sea Pinea & 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.
Gulf Aire Dr.: Duplex, triplex or single family va-
cant lot, $22,900.
Hwy. 98 between Balboa & Magellan.
Developersal '/ of block plus 1 lot. Look to the
future. Super investment. $330,000.
Corner of Alabama & Selma: 2 or 3 bd., 2 ba.,
screen porch, furnished home on 3 lots, yard
well water, just move Inl Great buy, $55,000.
Columbus St.: Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba. 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. 1A' ba. townhome,
turn., $48,500 or $194,000 for all 4.
DeSoto St.: Newly remodeled 1 bd., 1 ba. house,
walk-In closets, ceiling fans, shed. '/t block to
beach. Partially furnished. Reduced to $50,000.
Alabama Very nice 3 bd. 2 ba. mobile home,
chla, screen porches, fully fenced, landscaped.
Selma St.: Super nice Ig. double wide furnished
3 bd., 2 ba. trailer on 1 V lots, with Ig. utility
house. Immaculate. Reduced to $49,950.
Corner of Balboa & U.S. 98 Gulf Points No. 1:
Beautifully furnished 2 bd., 2V2 bath condo,
great price, $79,900.
Coronado Townhomes. 2 bdrm., 1%V 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, can. h&a, great
Balboa St.: Speakers, music system in lovely.
comfortable 24'x60' double wide 3 bdrm., 2 ba.
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'/2 blocks from beach. Was $65,000,
Reduced from $62,500 to $60,000.
Balboa St.: Great Investment 2 nice 2 bdrm., 1
ba. houses, c/ha, on 50'x150' lots Reduced to
$90,000 or will sell separately.
Between Coronado & Balboa Streets: 50' lot on
Hwy. 98, Reduced to $39,000.
encourage any new growth, until
all frost danger has passed.
Finally, be a little philosophi-
cal. If you do lose one or two of
your tender ornamentals, so
what. Worse things could happen.
Now you have a chance to add
something new perhaps some
species native to our area that
are not as subject to cold damage.
Corner 10th Street and U.S. Hwy. E
Mexico Beach, Florida 32410
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478
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
Moira Ritch 648-5286
PORT ST. JOE
Port SL Joe: Established area, excellent
neighborhood, beautifully landscaped, 3 bd., 2
ba., fireplace, country kitchen,,attractively priced.
517 10th St.: Nice solid starter home, 2 bd., 1 ba.
on 21/ lots. Room to expand. $32,000.
1301 Monument Ave.: 2 homes, one 3 bd., 2 ba.,
f.p. and one 1 bd., 1 ba. on corner lot & extra lot.
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 brick home on corner
lot & VA, 3 bd., 2 ba., garden, fruit trees, other ex-
tras. Super neighborhood. Reduced to $98,000.
2004 Juniper Ave.: Comfortable 3 bd., 11/2 ba.
brick home, just redone, swimming pool, 11/2
lots, good price, $85,000.
Marvin Avenue, vacant lot, 75'x175', no back
door neighbors. $17,500.
230' on U.S. 98, with commercial bldg. & shed,
Beacon Hill Bluff: Lg. 4 bd., 2 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 '/ 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 -Lsting: 12th St. & U.S. 98, Beachfront
Home! 3 bd., 2 ba. w/sun 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 w// bath. Possibilities!
507 Cathey Lane, 2 bd., 2 ba. mobile home
wlFla. rm., Ig. lot, all fenced. Shop with electric
& phone. Immaculately $45,000.
117 40th St Apt 2: 2 bd., 1 ba., close to
120 MIramar Dr.: Recently redone 3 bd., 2 ba.
brick home, nicely and fully furnished. Land-
320 Georgia Ave.: Neat 1 bd., 1 ba. home
w/workshop area & stor. shed. Beautiful yard,
Hwy. 98 Great buy for home across street from
beach. Nice 2 bd., 1 % 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
New Listing: 41st St. Beachalde: Unit in four
plex, Neat as a pin! Furnished, 2 bd., 11/ 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 5th St.: 2 bd., 2 ba., can. 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-
clency apt., lots of extras. $87,000.
Oak St.: 2 acres, quiet area, 3 bd., 2 ba. double.
wide mobile home w/f.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
Overstreet: 2 acres, beautiful pines, good en-
trance drive, a gorgeous home site. $17,500.
Overtreet Hwy. 386 before bridge, 1.47
acres, septlc tank, light pole, well, $15,000.
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Mobile home, small house and barn.
S$39,900 for all or $31,900 w/o mobile
home, 2nd St. & 5th Ave. 648-8543.
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
ny, 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 1/2 acre lot. At Creekwood
estates (Wetappo Creek), 4 mi. from
Overstreet, $49, 900. Call 648-8460.,
312 Madison St., Oak Grove. Pro-
pety Is 90'xl31'. Three-bedroom, 1
-bath frame house with separate den
mn'd utility room,'on corner lot. Call
Cathy daytime, 227-1416.
0 Reduced Price. 2 bdrm., 2 ba. lux-
ury piling home, Located in a C-zone
(non-flood zone), exclusive neighbor-
hood, bay access & gulf access in sub-
division, Pensinula Estates, Cape San
Bias. Also lots for sale, terms availa-
ble (in same subdivision). Excellent
investments. Call 227-1689, after 6
p.m. tfc 9/1
LOTS FOR SALE--On Cemetery
Road, 1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 mi.
south of Wewa. Owner financing.
-Phone 229-6961. paid thru 3/89
House for Sale by Owner. 3 bdrm.,
1 ba., Ig. 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 5p.m.
1983 14'x80' mobile home, 3 bd., 2
a., 8' ceilings, ceiling fans, mini
With 10'x20' aluminum shed, located
4 mi. from beach on the Overstreet
hwy. Price $45,000 or w/1 acre,
$37,500.227-1640 or 227-1192.
For Sale by owner. Nice brick
home, 1 1/2 lots; 3 bdrm., kit & for-
mal dining rm., Ig. great rm, 2 1/2 ba.,
& Ig. deck in the back w/privacy
fence. Also has dbl. garage, Ig. storage
area overhead. (cen. h&a). 2005 Ju-
niper Ave. Call after 6:00, 229-6851.
Beautiful 1/2 acre and acre mo-
bile home or single family'homesites
available. Owner financing with low
down payment. Great close-in loca-
tion near St. Joe schools and hospi-
tals. Contact: Jernyl N. Harper, Li-.
censed Real Estate Broker, 227-1428.
S tc 1/5
SThree 800 sq.ft. ea., 2 bdrm., 1 ba.
apartments. Good rental income. In
eXcellent condition, located 606
Woodward Ave. Call for appt. Phone
229-8385 or 227-1689.
2 bedroom trailer on large fenced
4 tfc 12/15
Peav TNT 100 watt amp, $200. Ib-
anez X series guitar, $225. Rolland
HS-10 synthesizer, $500. Call 229-
5th wheel 35' totally loaded beau-
tiful camper, elec. Jack, 3-way refrig-
erator, heat & air. etc. 227-7291. Ask-
ing $6,350 OBO. Anxious. tfc 12/22
"BOAT FRESH SHRIMP", caught
and delivered daily. Guaranteed fresh!
"From our own boat". Jim Tillman, 1-
653-8678. 3tp 12/22
Land & Manufactured Home Buy-
ers, Let's Talk. Manufactured Home
and Land Packages, 1200 sq. ft. -1400
sq. ft. 1843 sq. ft. home. Land and
home, septic: tank, elec. hook up,
skirted, wells & porch, affordable
homes at an affordable price. Call
Ferrel at 904/763-6541. 4tc 12/15
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.
New Model 1989 3 bdrm., 2 bath
modular home, occupied two months.
Central h&a. Can be seen by appt. Call
648 29& tfc 11/3
1974 Chevrolet pickup truck, mo-
tor runs good. New shift in floor, re-
cently installed transmission. $225.
Phone 227-1843. litp
1972 Monte Carlo, good tires,
good mechanical. $450. 648-5662.
'78 Bronco V8, ac, at, ps, pb, 4wd,
1200 tires, extras. Make offer. 227-
1376. tfc 12/22'
1986 Z-28, 'ake over payments,
St. Joe Papermakers Federal Credit
Union, 227-1156. tfc 11/24
9 A.M. TO 6 P.M.
524 4th STREET
PORT ST. JOE, FL
CALL FOR APPOINTMENT
Apartment for Rent on Mexico
Beach, furnished 2 bdrm., 1 ba., car-
pet, all elec. kitchen, ch&a, cable TV,
water included. No pets. $25 mo. Call
648-5903,9 am. 8 p.m. tfc 12/29
Mexico Beach, 2 bdrm., cottage,
fireplace, screened porch, deposit re-
quired, no pets. 648-5302 if no an-
swer, 1-912-924-5661. Itc 12/29
Dogwood Terrace Apartment, 2
,bdrm., 1 bath, furnished. Call 229-
6330 tfc 12/29
12'x65' 2 bdrm., 1 ba. mobile
home, 10'xl0' Expando on liv. rm. For
more information call 227-7300 or af-
ter 5, 229-8562. tfc 12/29
For Rent; 2 bedroom furnished
apartment in Port St. Joe. $200. 229-
6571 after 5:00, or inquire at 517 4th
St 2tp 12/22
14'x60' 2 bdrm. mobile home, cen.
heat & air, new sundeck, w/d hookup.
St. Joe Beach. $375 furnished, $300
unfurnished. Call 1-234-0581 or 1-
769-9007. tfc 12/22
For Rent: 2 bdrm. house with deck
& covered porch. washer hookup,
chain link fenced, gulf view, St. Joe
Beach. $265 furnished. Call 1-234-
0581 or 1-769-9007. tfc 12/22
For Rent: Small trailer, fully fur-
nished, ideal for 1 or 2 persons. 648-
8481. tfc 12/22
Monthly Rentals: 1, 2 and 3 bed-
room homes and townhouses, fur-
nished or unfurnished. Off-season
rates. ERA Parker Realty, Hwy. 98 &
31st St., Mexico Beach. 904/648-5777.
Furnished 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath
trailer, cen. heat, carpet, reasonable.
No pets. Deposit 648-8211. tfc 12/1
Mobile home for rent, Oversteet
area, unflirnished. 648-5047. tfc 11I/
For Rent: 2 bedroom furnished
milal 22.7-126O 4t 12/8
For Rent: Mini-warehouse stor-
age. For more Information call 229-
2 bedroom townhouses, Gulf
front, furnished or unfurnished. Call.
648-5014 after 5.p.m., call 227-1454. .
S fc 1/5
2 bdrm. spacious apartments,
easy to heat and cool. Reasonable de-
posit & rent. No pets. Call 227-1689
after 6 p.m. Best deal in town, save on
utilitybflsl ls fc9/1
Furnished Ig. 1 bedroom apt. h&a,
no pets. Nicely urn., 2 bdrm. house,
Screened breezeway, closed garage,
fenced yd, w/d; carpet, h&a, in town.
No pets. 229-6777 after 7 p.m.L
Warehouse 'space with office. Ap-
prox. 850 sq, ft. Suitable for contrac-
tor or small service business. 227-
1100days only. tfi 1/5
No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St. Joe Furni-
ture, 227-1251. thru 12/88
L6ts 40'x80. All hook-ups, electric,
water, seplic. -tel., cable TV,
natural gas. $65 a'month loi rent
R. W. BAKER (904) 648-8201
APARTMENTS FOR RENT
6 month lease, 1st month /2 price;
1 year lease, 1st month FREE.
2 bdrm., $325 / 3 bdrm., $375
Located on Long Ave. 1 yr. old.
Cen. h/a, carpet, refrig., stove,
d/w, ceiling fans, deposit re-
quired. Call Kenny at 229-6509 or
Phil at 229-8409.
YEAR ROUND RENTALS
4 bd., 22 ba. unfurn. house,
Gulf Aire ............ $700 mo.
3 bd., 1 ba. unfurn. apt., Port
St. Joe ........ $250/mo.
2bd., 1% 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. furn. apt.
Gulf Aire ............ $325 mo.
1 bd., 2 ba. unfurn. apt. MB $400
I bd., 2 ba. furn. apt. MB $450
2 bd., 1 ba. furn. house MB $360
3 bd., 1 ba. furn. MB $285
3 bd., 2 ba. unfurnished
Overstreet area ..........$550
P. O. Box 13332
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Immediate job opportunity for
skilled board operator with 2-3 years
experience. Wil also serve as recep-
tionist, typist and cross-train in ac-
counting in addition will administer
first aid care. Requires LPN, RN or
EMT certification, medical typing
skills of 45 wpm, excel. salary & bene-
fits. Send resume to: Personnel Super-
visor, Sylvachem Corp., P. O. Box 947,
PSJ. An Equal Opportunity Employ-
Female, over 45, with own trans-
portation, part-time, good hours and
working conditions. Above average
Making what you're worth? Insu-
rance opportunity this area. Excellent
training salary. Call 763-2906 or re-
sume to C. E. Spurlin, Box 1307, Pana-
ma City, 32402.
Out of work a long. time? Ad-
vancement opportunities for men and
women in new crawfish culturing in-
dustry. Steady long term employ-
ment. If you qualify, on job training
starts at $4.00/hour. Apply at MK
Ranches on S-381 off Hwy. 71, south
of Wewahitchka, FL.
LAST DAY, BIG SAVINGS!, Giant
Garage Sale, All New Items. A real
money saving sale. Saturday, 8 to 4, at
210 WilliamsAve. tfc 11/24
Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach Mini Mall
Paperbacks, 1/2 price.
Say You Saw It In The Star!
For Rent: 3 bedroom home, Bea-
con Hill, 648-5897. tfe 12/8
1 and 2 bedroom apartments.
First month's rent free for the month; 0
of December. Pine Ridge Apartments. 0 Lincoln/M erc I / IVI
227-7451. '5 12/1"'-
1 bedroom nicely, furnished "
apartment, )505 Monument Ave. _1/ -. ;.
',c1.2/1 | lWelcomes IMr. Harry Herrington
One bedroom apartment, appli- Her
ances furnished, 1508 1/2 Long Ave. to its professional sales staff. 0
Call after 6:00,229-6825. tic 1/5 t
2 bedroom, cen. h&a, nice loca --.
tion, in Port St. Joe, newly remodeled, Harry invites allof his friends to see him for
no pets. Call 648-5252. tfc 12/22
hx their transportation needs for Dodge, Lincoln 0
Mobile home lot Mexico Beach.I
648-5659. tifc 11/17 / or Mercury cars and trucks.
Mexico Beach: Lease clean 2 bed- NEW & USED
roo, 1 bath, cen. h&a, carpet, unfur- -
nished very close to shopping&e 6Street--Panama C
beach R unable (904) 6682110 641 est 15th street Panama City
work, (904) 386o004 home, t.c /5 Phne 78 5-1591
For Rent or Sale: 2 bdrm., 2 bath Phone 785
houe at Cape San Blas, many extras.
Call229-&W8or227-1689. tifcq9/1 00000 .000000000040000000010000000000
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,
LOCAL SAW SHARPENER
1008 McClellan Ave. H. L. Harrison
Saws, Scissors, Lawn Mower,
Blades, Butcher Knives,
Drill Bits, Etc.
227-1350 or 229-8522
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
SEARS IS AS CLOSE AS YOUR
Sears Catalog Sales
Leon Pollock, Owner
410 Reid Avenue tfc 9/1
Tel-A-Story, a new Bible story
every- day for children and adults.
Call 227-1511. tfc 9/1
Repairs, Carpentry, Painting, Etc.
227-1209 Ed Mosley
FAST ED'S PRESSURE
House trailers,'tanks, etc.
S ED MOSLEY, 227-1209
THE LAUNDRY ROOM
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
C.R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clear-
ing, septic tanks, drain fields, fill
Rt. 2, Box A1C, Port St. Joe
A custom built home on your pro-
perty from as low as $25.00 PER
SQ. FT. We use insul. windows &
doors, HT pumps, R-30 insul.
overhead and much more. Your
plan or ours. Call or stop by today
for a FREE consultation.
ALDERMAN HOMES, INC.
803 Jenks Avenue
Panama City, FL
Chimney cleaning and chimney
repairs, chimney parts, 16 yrs. ex-
perience. Call 1-785-3941. 4t 12/22
COSTIN INSURANCE AGENCY
All Forms of Insurance
422 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
& Income Tax
Wauneta Brewer St. Joe Beach
We Buy, Pawn, Sell or Trade
Indian Swamp Campground
Highway C-387 Howard Creek
JOHN F. LAW
24 Years Experience
Workers Compensation, Occupa-
tional Diseases, Injuries and Ac-
cidents. No charge for first con-
Corner of Tyndall Parkway
and Cherry St., Panama City
Mon., Tues., Wed. SMITTY
8:00-5:00 Thurs., Fri.
Thurs. & Fri. & Saturday
1:00-5:00 8:00-1 :-00
REMODELING Home or Business
New or Old, Let Me Do It All
17 yrs. exp. Free Estimates
Jim Scoggins, 229-8320
Gen. Con. RG 0033843
GLEN F. COMBS 227-1689
P. 0. BOX 456
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
ANIMAL BEAUTY CARE
327 Santa Anna St., Joe Beach 648-8307
HANNON REALTY, Inc.
221 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe, FL
FRANK HANNON, Broker
Margaret Hale 648-5659 Frances Chason 229-8747
Broker/Salesman Ann Six 229-6392
Port St. Joe: 8100 sq. ft. mercantile building in prime location on Reid Avenue. Selling for less than
$10.50 persq. ft. HOMES
Port St. Joe: Excellent Buy: Fireplace, large den, foyer, many other features included in this
nice 2 bedroom, 1 bath home on landscaped lot Only $30,000.
Mexico Beach: Almost new stilt house one block from beach. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, fireplace, many
Port St. Joe, New Listing: 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on 2 lots. Has den with fireplace, double car-
port, outside storage, new carpet, many other features. Only $65,000.
Port St. Joe, New Listing: Newly painted 3 bedroom, 1 bath frame home with deck & outside
storage. Comer lot, close to town, $24,000.
Port St. Joe: Charming older home on 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'x150' lots on
quiet paved street. Satellite dish, new pump; deck, new central heat & air, large storage building,
many extras. Only $32,000.
Port St. Joe: Large older home on 2 lots, $40,000.
White City: Completely remodeled 3 bedroom, 1 bath frame home, screen porch, new pump, new
well. Assumable mortgage. Reduced to $29,000.
Mexico Beach: EXCELLENT LOCATION GULF VIEW: 3 bedroom 2 bath home with spiral stair-
case, custom kitchen, ceramic bath, central h/a, landscaped yard. $79,500.
Mexico Beach: 3 bedroom, 1 bath house on nice comer lot, $50,000.
Port St. Joe: Newly painted 3 bedroom, 1 bath home in good residential neighborhood. Has many
features including central h/a, carpet, ceiling fans, breezeway with new carpet, outside storage,
Beacon Hill: Charming 2 bedroom cottage fully furnished including dishwasher, deep freezer,
washer, dryer, gas stove, refrigerator. Has new carport, fenced yard.
. Oak Grove: Possible owner financing on this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, screen porch, outside
storage. $37,000 asking price. Make an offer!
St. Joe Beach: 2 bedroom, 1 bath, central heat & air, carpet, new kitchen, deck, gulf view. Only
North Port St. Joe: 3 bedroom, 1 bath, remodeled kitchen, new roof. Now only $12,500.
St. Joe Beach: Extra large home 2 blocks from beach, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, new carpet, new kit-
chen. Now only $35,000.
St. Joseph Shores: Owner will listen to offers on this 3 acres with 231' of highway frontage.
Howard Creek, New Listingl.7 acres mol of goou hunting land, $9,500.
Port St. Joe, New Listing: Nice commercial iot 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'x185' each to be sold together. $16.000.
Mexico Beachi Possible owne refinancing on this 100'xl00' lot on Texas Drive. $10,000.
St. Joe Beach: Price reduced on corner lot, $10,500. /
St. Joseph Shores: 80' Gulf Front, Hwy. 98 to water.
Port St. Joe: Close to business district 50'x170', $8,000.
CARRIER ROUTE PRE-SORTED
Permit No. 3
Wewahltchka, FL 32465
205 THIRD ST., PORT ST. JOE HIGHWAY 71, WEWAHITCHKA
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Navel Oranges..5 Ib. bag $1
Pink Grapefruit.5 lb. bag $1
D'Anjou Pears....... pound
Red Emp. or Black Grapes
Bi-Rite Apple Juice.....64 oz.
Tall Sardines........ 1s oz.
Bi-Rite Peanuts......ie oz.
La.Hot Sauce........ o=.
VINE-RIPENED TRAY PAK
Cauliflower ........ head $1.49
Yellow Squash .......... Ib. 490
Rutabagas.............3 Ibs. 990
HICKORY SMOKED BONELESS
JOWLS LB O
TABLERITE ASSORTED 1/4
PORK LOIN $428
CHOPS LB. I
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