The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: January 19, 1989
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Industry-Deep Water Port-Fine People-Safest Beaches In Florida

250 Per Copy

City Lets Bid for 2280 kw

Generation System for WWP

Auburn Electric's Offer of $1,549,400 Accepted


Postmaster Reports
Port St. Joe has its 20th new postmaster, since the re-
tirement of Chauncey Costin a few years ago, but Dennis
Geoghagan [pronounced Go-hay-gun] says he is here to stay,
unless the people or the postal service runs him off.
Geoghagan, a personable young man, comes to Port St.
Joe from Mobile, Alabama, where he has been for most of
his 12-year stint with the postal service.
Born and reared in Paxton, the new postmaster attend-
ed school there, at Chipola Junior College and at the Uni-
versity of South Alabama, where he earned his bachelor de-
gree in accounting.
Geoghagan says his first priority is to locate a place for
his wife Kay, formerly of Chipley and their three children
to live. "We're making our home here., I want to emphasize
that", the postmaster said.
Geoghagan received his permanent appointment to the
local office on January 3 and has taken over the direction
of the office activities.

The City Commission ap-
proved a $1.549 million construc-
tion project for the Wastewater
Treatment Plant Tuesday night,
which will provide a constant
emergency source of electric pow-
er to operate the system on in cas-
es of disaster or other problems
causing electric power interrup-
tion at the plant.
The Department of Environ-
mental Regulation recently re-
quired the city to provide the
emergency source of power, mak-
ing it large enough to operate the
disposal system, even with total
power failure. The plant now de-
pends on Florida Power Corpora-
tion for its electric energy needs,
which are considerable.
The city received seven bids
on the project, with the Auburn
Electric Contractors of Auburn,
Alabama. the successful bidder at
Some parts of the contract are
still to be decided, including

PFCU Opens

New Building

In Wewa
An Open House ceremony
will officially dedicate the
new facilities of St. Joe Pa-
permakers Federal Credit Un-
ion Branch in Wewahitchka.
The new building is located at
the corner of River Road and
Highway 71.
The open house will be
this Saturday, from 11 a.m. -
I p.m. Eastern time. The
Credit Union invites the pub-
lic to see the new facilities,
and to enjoy refreshments
with them.

Man Killed in Shrimp Boat
A Panama City man was pro- p.m. Sunday night, when it start- open span. A cab
nounced dead on arrival at Gulf ed under the Highland View draw- upraised out-rigg
Pines Hospital Sunday night, af- bridge, carrying a load of scal- caught on the ra
ter being struck by a falling stabi- lops. broke from the

lizer from an out-rigger on the
shrimp boat "Mr. Wood".
The boat was owned by Wood's
Fisheries of Port St. Joe.
According to Marine Patrol
officer, Jay Chesser, the boat was
coming in to port at about 10:00

Dudley Franklin Robbins, 51,
of Panama City started to the
stern to handle the stern line as
the boat started under the raised
bridge span. Chesser said strong
currents caught the boat, causing
it to veer close to one side of the

pulled by the boa
der way. The stabi
when the cable bi
Robbins, below, c
Chesser said P
lice patrolman Til

whether to use two Wauhesha or
three Caterpillar engines to power
the generation plant. Whatever
the choice, the engines will use
Natural gas as their fuel.
A three-day power interrup-
tion by the hurricanes of 1985,
prompted the DER to make the
power generating requirement of
the plant.
Bob Simon, manager of .the
plant at the time, said the facility
had no serious problems with
handling waste water, despite the
power outage. However, if the elec-
tric power interruption had lasted
much longer, it could have created
a problem. The WWP plant and the
water treatment plant were the
first operations to have power re-
stored after the storm.
The electric generating instal-
lation will be located on the plant
property and will operate on a reg-
ular basis and not just in an emer-
gency situation.
Construction is scheduled to
begin within 30 days.
The new plant is designed to
produce 2280 usable KW of elec-
tric energy.
The Commission discussed
their policy for hauling off debris
from felled and trimmed trees,
left on the right of way.
The city had been doing the
hauling at no cost to the property
owner if it was not more than one
truck load. When all such debris
was required to be hauled to Buck-
horn early last year, charges of
$20.00 per truck load was as-
sessed and has been maintained
since the opening of the Class III
.landfilltwo miles east of Port St.
Public works superintendent,
Martin Adkison advised the Com-
mission the city was just barely
recovering its cost in hauling off
huge loads of trees and trimmings

Accident Sunday
le on one of the paramedic, was the first officer
gers apparently on the boat and started tending
raised span and Robbins immediately, saying the
strain of being injured man was barely alive at
t which was un- the time. Before he could be trans-
ilizer came loose ferred off the boat, he stopped
broke and fell on breathing and his heart stopped.
:rushing him to Hightower and other ambulance
service personnel started CPR im-
Port St. Joe Po- mediately and kept up the treat-
m Hightower, a See KILLED on Page 3

at the $20.00 rate. The Commis-
sion made the decision to allow
the $20.00 per truckload charge to
remain in force.

Partial truck loads of trim-
mings will continue to be hauled
off at no charge to the property
See BIDS on Page 7

Gulf Pines Joins Network

Program Will Aid

Heart Victims

Through a new program initiated last week, by Tallahassee
Memorial Regional Medical Center, heart attack victims will have
a better chance of survival. The Heart Network, sponsored by
TMRMC, is providing Gulf Pines Hospital with new drugs that can
minimize the damage caused by heart attacks.
Through this new program. The Heart Network is providing
medication to small hospitals on a consignment basis. The hos-
pitals will only pay for the medication after it is used and then at
a reduced rate. The two drugs are t-pA and Streptokinase used
to dissolve the blood clots in the arteries that cause heart at-
tacks. The medicine is most effective when given within an hour
of the first heart attack symptoms but is an effective treatment
up to six hours after an attack begins. It is not of much value af-
ter six hours.
The value of this new program is that the medicine can be
given immediately when a heart attack victim enters Gulf Pines
and the patient will be better off when he arrives at Gulf Pines.
Paul Fitzgerald, administrator of Gulf Pines said, "Through
the Heart Network, the time between the onset of a heart attack
and immediate treatment can be reduced. This shortened time
frame has become important since the advent of thrombolytic
drugs that dissolve the cause of the attack artery blockage that
restricts or stops blood flow."
"Gulf Pines is pleased to be a part of this Heart Network to
provide the best immediate heart care to our service area," Fitz-
gerald pointed out.
Many small hospitals could not afford to buy the drugs in
bulk, and could be forced to pay up to $2.000 per treatment. -
The Heart Network will also give rural doctors 24-hour-a-day
access to Heart Network doctors at Tallahassee Memorial for
consultation and make available to them continuing cardiac ed-
ucation classes.
According to Tallahassee cardiologist, Earl McKenzie, M.D.,
President of the Heart Institute at Tallahassee Memorial Region-
al Medical Center, "the drugs are only effective if they are given to
the patient three to six hours after the attack has begun. Al-
though the drug will still dissolve blockage, after that time
the heart muscle has begun to die. So, starting blood flow back to
the affected part of the heart after that time will serve no useful
"'The establishment of the Network may be a lifesaver to
some. And, it will improve life after a heart attack for many vic-
tims of heart disease by limiting the damage of the heart," said
Dr. McKenzie.
Hospitals in .the unique Heart Network Include: Calhoun
General, Blountstown; Doctors Memorial, Perry; Gadsden Memo-
rial, Quincy; George E. Weems Memorial, Apalachicola; Gulf
Pines, Port St. Joe; Madison County Memorial, Madison; Tift Gen-
eral, Tifton, Ga.; and Donalsonville Hospital, Donalsonville, Ga.

, ; "



New Overstreet Span Opens to Vehicles

Traffic started crossing the Fiero said the bridge was fin-
S new Overstreet high-rise bridge, ished almost exactly on schedule
crossing the Intracoastal Water- by Fairchild Construction Com-
way Monday of this week. accord- pany of Monticello. at a cost of
.- ing to Dave Fiero. public relations S6.1 million.
.... director for the Chipley office of The new bridge replaces the
the Department of Transporta- only floating draw bridge in oper-
tlon. ation in the state of Florida and

ends a useful career for the unique
bridge which started at White City
many years ago. The floating
bridge operation replaced a ferry
at Overstreet when the present
bridge was built in White City.
Fiero said. now that the new
bridge is completed and in ser-

vice. removal of the old floating
bridge will begin immediately.
"Removal of the old bridge
was a part of the contract for the
new one", Fiero said.
Construction on the new
See BRIDGE on Page 3

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Florida Is A

Lottery Loser

About every publication in Florida, except The Star, was ob-
serving the first anniversary of the Florida Lottery last week,
telling of the millionaires it had made, the money which had
been wasted--er, spent--on purchases of tickets, etc.
Actually, The Star thought there were more important
things to report; information which could do you more positive
good than has the Florida Lottery.
If we had reported on the Florida Lottery and recognized the
fact the great fiasco for Florida was a full year old last week, we
would have felt compelled to dwell on the promises lottery
proponents had made to us arid which had not been kept.
Commissioner of Education Betty Castor, herself an endor-
ser of adoption of the lottery concept, expressed herself last
week as also being disappointed with lottery. She was disap-
pointed the program had funneled so little money into the edu-
cation community. Castor arid other, heavyweights in educa-
tion had endorsed the fund raising method as being a cure-all
for the financial problems of the school system.
We're almost certain :the special interests endorsing lottery
spun a good and believable yarn to people like Castor and for-
mer Commissioner of Education Ralph Turlington, himself an
enthusiastic supporter of lottery. Both these people are no
babes in the woods. They both are pretty well equipped to sift
the wheat from the chaff when something is being sold to them..
But, both fell for the line and Castor, at least, has expressed her
disappointment with the promise which was evidently made to
her in order to draw her support..
We opposed then, and still oppose, the lottery and the rea-
son for Castor's disappointment is one of the lesser reasons we
oppose it. We oppose it because we do not believe a family
oriented recreational state like Florida has any business pro-
moting gambling. We also oppose it because it is simple gam-
bling and we don't believe in it. As Governor Martinez says, "We
have never bought a ticket, nor will we buy one in the future".
Gulf county is in Florida and was destined to get :some of
that windfall lottery money. Superintendent of Schools, Wal-
ter Wilder said the other day that if Gulf county has received
any lottery money, he can't find it. Of course, Wilder says the
dollars they receive from the state of Florida have no labels
printed on them which identifies a specific bundle as coming
from lottery.
Wilder says it is his fear, and the fear of many educators,
that the state tax sources have not had the usual number of dol-
lars allocated to education. Wilder seems to think the reason-
ing is that since schools are getting lottery money, they don't
need as much tax money, therefore there is less tax money be-
ing allocated for education. -
A print-out released by the state, shows Gulf county has re-
ceived $300,000 [in round figures] from the lottery. Wilder says
state contributions to Gulf county won't add up to anything
near a $300,000 increase in funds.
We have a hard time figuring who has been duped the most;
the person purchasing a ticket with a dream of becoming an in-
stant millionaire or citizens of Florida who saw the program
as an instant shot in the arm to school financing.

SICh dhoiees.

Congress is facing the gut-wrenching dilemma of having to
decide whether or not to approve a 50% pay raise for them-
selves. That's enough to cause serious trauma in anyone; espe-
cially a congressman..
It's our information that congressmen can vote in favor of
the measure by failing to vote at all. The only problem with
that is it was used effectively on the last pay raise and everyone
knows about it by now.
In all likelihood, the pay raise will pass whether or not con-
gressman need or deserve It; and we know there, are convincing
arguments on both side of that fence. ...
We ought to be able to put a "rider" on any pay raise con-*
gressmen receive. They work for and are paid by the tax payers.
It would seem to us it would be only fair to require the congress-
man to be present, in person, wherever he was scheduled to be,
whether it was a session of his congressional body or a com-
mittee meeting. If he is not present, in person, he should have
that day's pay deducted from his check, unless of course, he was
ill and could produce a doctor's certificate to the fact.
Actually, we'd like to see this proviso made pn local and
state public officials also. It seems only fair to expect an offi-
cial to be on the job if you're paying him to be.



[Hunker Down with Kes

Franklin Pierce and

Some Other Guys

I was born while Harry S. Tru-
man was serving as the 33rd
President of the United States. I'm
very proud of that because I feel
that this smallish "average" man
from Independence was among
our finest presidents. I know, you
go to those who-have-we-got-to-
beat-the-other-party national
conventions and all you hear is
Washington, Jefferson, Jackson,

Lincoln. Roosevelt and Kennedy.
If it weren't for those guys and
prime time we could nominate a
guy in one afternoon.
In August 1945, President
Truman gave the go ahead to drop
the first atomic bomb. He told Ja-
pan if they didn't surrender he'd
drop another one. They didn't, he
did. Five days after the second
bomb on Nagasaki, the Japanese


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threw up both hands. Truman
made a believer out of them. We
had thousands of American sol-
diers in the Philippines preparing
to invade the fortress of Japan.
This swift, decisive 'action by a
President without question saved
many, many American lives in a

war that had already been so:
costly. My father was on the
South Philippine Island of Min-
danao getting ready to invade Ja-
pan that August I was indebt-
ed to the President -of the United:
,States two years before I was:
Of course, I had to read about
all of this later, I didn't remember
Truman. By the time I was old
enough to kinda look around
Dwight David Eisenhower was
President. Listen, I didn't know
much, but "I liked Ike" Just like,
everybody else. We were eating,
regular, that stuff in Korea was.
over and it was baseball everyday:
down at the field beside the paja-;
ma factory. Yes sir, Ike was doing.
O.K by me.
1956 came along and I got:
into how you get to be president. I
learned of Democrats and Repub-:
licans. I heard first-hand about'
Washington, Jefferson, Jackson,
Lincoln, and the Roosevelts. I saw:
a lot of Elephants and Donkeys;
that summer. I couldn't under-'
stand why that Stevenson fellow'
wanted Ike's job. Then I went to
visit my granddaddy. Pa remem-

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to the Editor

Chooses Scallops
Over Marina

Dear Editor.
Again, I am asking the people:
of Gulf County to help me in pre-,
serving the life, habitat, and,
beauty of St. Joseph's Bay. Flow-:
ers Investment of Thomasville,
Georgia proposes to dredge 5.2:
acres of bay bottom on the penin-
sular as part of their future plans:
for a marina. Let me explain how:
this affects us.
The destruction of 5 acres ofz
bay bottom means a loss of habi-
tat for scallops, clams, fish and
most other forms of bay life.
These animals require the turtle:
grass to either live in, use as a,
food source, or as a hiding place
for their young.
Tired of being run out of your
favorite scallop or fishing spot by
out-of-towners? A marina means,
more boats, more litter,, more
over-crowding,'i more propelli-
scais on the gras flats, less fisl,'
and less scallops.
Remember how the bay used
to be; when you could claim a
small part of it for yourself? When
the peninsular was a beautiful
wooded place instead of a bull-
dozed desert with helter-skelter
condos and houses? ..
If you want St. Joe to become
like Panama City choking on its
garbage, sewage, and congestion.
say nothing.
If you want to preserve St. Jo-
seph's Bay, do as I have done,
Dept. of Army
Jacksonville Dist.
Corps of Engineers
P.O. Box 4970
Jacksonville, FL 32232-0019
Attn: Catherine Brooks.
Do this before February 11.
State that you oppose the marine

(See LETTERS on Page 2)

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We I ed To Burn Him Out and He Still Wouldnt Leave

We Tried To Burn Him Out and He Still Wouldn't Leave

I DON'T THINK I have ever
written about my pastor since he
has been at- our church for the
past five-plus years. Some things ,
he ,wouldn't want me writing
about and most of these things I
don't know about or I would write
about them.
On occasion I have written
about my former pastor, Rev. J. C.
Odum, but not by intention, I have
Just somehow sloughed by with-
out giving you the low-down on
Dan Duncan.
Dan Duncan is the pastor
where I go to church, but I have
several pastors in town. Actually,
all the pastors in town are my
pastors, but I listen to Dan more
than I do the others. I listen to
him mostly because my long-time

seat on the back row of the choir
prevents me from slipping out of
church before the sermon is over.
Dan has me as a captive audi-
ence, so to speak.

BACK WHEN J. C. Odum was
my pastor. I had his long sermons
and his bald head to use as sub-
jects when the pickings got lean.
But, with Dan, I have come to
accept the fact that all Baptist.
preachers get wound up and go the
whole distance when it comes to
preaching. Also, Dan has a dis-
gusting amount of hair, so there's
no kidding him about his lack of
and no fun poking at his abun-
dance of hair, so I can only say
that with Dan, at least, the pick-
ings aren't lean!
Dan, like myself, is of ample
girth with not much indication
the situation may change in the

very near future.
Dan, again like myself. is of
ample girth because he loves the
-. taste of good food and the more
taste of good food he can arrange
for, the better he likes it.
I'll give him credit, though. He
works at losing the spare tire he
has now, the one he had last year,
and the one he had the year before
that. I suppose Dan has lost more
pounds than he manages to carry
around with him, since he has
been here in Port St Joe.
His chest, and his belly, goes
up and down like a yo-yo. When
he first came to Port St. Joe he
had this same problem. I noticed
he always wore a vest and when I
asked him why, he answered, "I
wear a vest because it helps me to
keep my shirt buttoned in front".
OLD DAN IS OFF on another
diet as this is written. His, wife

and his doctor-especially his
wife-have all ganged up and de-
cided he is too fat and for the bet-
ter outlook on his health, they de-
cided it best he lose some weight.
This will make weight loss
program number three he has
been through since coming to Port
St. Joe. The old boy is good at los-
ing weight, though. As a matter of
fact, he is much better at pro-
gramming himself to stop eating
than is at programming himself
to stop preaching at noon. At
times, he will get carried away
and go right on by the noon hour
when he gets up a full head of
steam. But, I say again, all Baptist
preachers are bothered with that

Joe from Alabama. He is a genu-
ine red neck from north central

Alabama and the clay between his
toes is about two inches thick. If
he has never told you, which isn't
likely if you have ever talked with
him, Dan is so in-bred into Ala-
bama, he speaks only one lan-
guage, backwoods Alabama.
Most Alabamians can't be
pried out of Alabama. Dan was
born in the state to the north,
grew up in the country, where he
helped his dad in the saw- log busi-
ness-they sawed the logs-and
went to the University of Alaba-
ma with the intention of playing
football with Bear Bryant. You
can't get much more Alabamian
than that.
Even today, in his way of
thinking, Alabama plays college
football, Auburn plays high
school football and the rest of the
schools in the nation play com-
puter football.
He has shown up for church

on Sunday morning after the few
times Alabama has lost their
game on Saturday. We have some
Alabama and Florida fans in our
church, who won't budge out of the
house for a week after a loss by,
their team.

WE TESTED DAN back sever-
al years ago. We wanted to know If
he was going to stick around or
was he going to be one of those
preachers who took off to greener
pastures after they "felt the call".-
Actually, we didn't test him,
God did.
We had two hurricanes come
visit us within a few short weeks,
of one another a couple of years
ago. In one of those hurricanes,
Dan's house burned down. Dan
didn't leave then, so I guess we had
Just as well get used to him. He's
going to stay around for a while. ,

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"; ; By Wendell Campbell

Back to Bachelorhood

It was the day after Christmas that my wife and children left
for a few days visit with "Mamaw" and "Papaw" who live in Missis-
Before she left, my wife made sure there was plenty of food in
the house, all the clothes were clean and pressed and the house
was spotless.
Because of her picky attitude I was forced to keep the house
as she had left it, clean and liveable. From experience I know
that's not the way bachelors live.
I was determined, however, to prove that I could, in my fami-
ly's absence, keep a neat, clean house. When the family is home I
can always blame a cluttered house on the kids. With them all
gone, however, the burden of proof was on me.
Therefore, I devised a plan. If any of you married men are ever
left alone and are forced to keep a neat house, you might pay at-
tention to the following procedure I devised to keep our house
First of all, I closed off all rooms in the house except the bed-
room, one bathroom, and the kitchen. This virtually eliminated
the chance that I or someone else might stumble into an unused
room and mess it up.
In addition to the above, I took pictures of the three rooms I
was going to use so I could put them back as they were before the
family left.
The next step I took was to get an extra blanket from the
closet. Instead of turning back the covers on the bed, I slept on
top of them and covered myself with the extra blanket., This elim-
inated changing sheets and making up the bed each day. I tried
sleeping on the floor the first night, but it was too hard.
To eliminate having to wash a load of clothes, I wore the
same clothes for five days. In the third day I turned my socks and
underwear inside-out and wore them for the remaining days. I.
was .going to do the same with my pants and shirt but I spilled
some substance on them the second day and had to change.
The bathroom was another matter. I reasoned that if I show-
ered properly, then I was clean. If I were clean and dried off with
a towel, it should be clean. I used the same towel for the entire
five days. As for the washcloth, I washed it out after I had show-
ered and before I stepped out of the tub.
In the kitchen I was even more careful. Two days without
cleaning a kitchen can make it look like a war-zone. With this in
mind I limited myself to two meals a day at home; breakfast and
supper. At breakfast I only ate cold cereal oatmeal is a bugger
to clean and toast. For supper I only ate a sandwich and chips.
After each meal I rinsed the dishes in.hot water and reused them
the next meal.
There are other things I did to prevent messing up the house.
I made sure not to invite the boys over for a card game and I
. didn't let the dogs in the house the entire time they were gone.
It worked When my family returned, not one word was said
about the house. My wife's first statement upon entering the
house was, "The house looks fine, but I thought you were going to
cut the grass and rake the yard while we were gone."
The next trip they take, I'll be with them

Letters From Page 2
(permit number 88IPL-21160)
and give your reasons.' Hopefully,'
with enough opposition, the
Corps will deny this application.
Thank you,
Herman Jones

So Do the
Dear Editor:
;: St. Joe Bay in north Florida is
the proposed. site of a major com-
mercial marina and golf course
development to be built by one of
the biggest condominium devel-
opers in the area. The marina will
be dredged directly on top of the
turtle grass bed. If you thought
this sort of environmental horror
was a thing of the past, guess
again. This project is a large part
of the ongoing development of the
entire barrier spit that encloses
the seagrass beds of St. Joe Bay.
The grass beds are a separate
universe, only a few feet from the
more familiar terrestrial land-
scape of pines, dunes and marsh-
es., Sunlight sweeps over the
green underwater meadow in
waves, a mesh of golden fire
created by surface ripples and
wind three feet above. It is a world
of white sand shining between
bright green blades of grass, of
lacy piles of golden algae scat-
(( tered about. Red sponges, red sea
urchins, red starfish and red sea
anemones accentuate the green
and white. seascape. The spiny
balls of sea urchins graze micro-
scopic algae off the grass blades
like cows in a pasture. One glides
slofvly past, Its spines and tube
feet madly whirling in all direc-
tions. It seems almost a being
from another world but is as
much a part of this one as we are.
Green grass dissolves into
green water in the near distance,
maybe 15 feet away. Pinfish
swarm in schools, gold and azure
blue pinstripes flashing on silver
bodies as they dart about. Their
bottomless black eyes are ringed
with solid gold. As the scattered
pinfish forage, hunting tiny am-
phipods too small for a human to
see, a school of menhaden sweep
by in perfect symmetry and order
clearly a different style of fish
Tiny blue eyed hermit crabs
scramble over the swaying grass
blades like squirrels in trees,
hanging on as passing waves
rock them back and forth. Scal-
lops sit below, brown and white
shells wide open to reveal their
shining blue eyes, a different
darker blue than the pinfish. A
blue crab practically stands on
its head, trying to break into a
mussel and tiny red starfish with

white polka dots wrap themselves
around the bases of the plants.
Inside empty shells, dwarf octopi
hide, waiting for darkness to hunt
the hermits. Seahorses, and pipe-
fish lurk in the jungle, ambushing
the tiny transparent shrimp that
swarm by the billions at the edge
of the grass.
It is totally obvious that this
is what is so often described, one
of the richest marine ecosystems
in the world. Five species of flow-
ering grasses grow together here,
creating food and shelter for hun-
dreds of species of fish and Inver-
tebrates. It is critical habitat for
such commercially valuable spe-
cies as bay scallops, blue crabs,
pink shrimp, clams, mullet, trout,
and redfish.
The bay with its grass beds,
marshes and forested shoreline
is also a major stopping point for
migratory birds. Every spring and
fall thousands of warblers, vireos,
tanagers, and grosbeaks take ref-
uge in the shoreline that is now
being developed. Up to 5000
hawks can be counted in the bay
In October. Endangered and
threatened species of birds that
use the area include bald eagles,
peregrine falcons, kestrels, Cu-
ban snowy plovers, least terns,
Louisiana and little blue herons
and snowy and reddish egrets.
Endangered Ridley and threa-
tened loggerhead sea turtles for-
age in the grass beds.
This environmental treasure
is now on the verge of destruction
due to resort development. For
the last several years, townhous-
es, duplexes and single family
houses have been built all over
the barrier beach with no plan-
ning or restrictions. Now the ma-
rina and golf course proposed by
Flowers Investments Inc. con-
trolled by Mr. Langston Flowers
of Barrier Dunes Realty (Star Rt.
1, Box 223, Port St. Joe, Florida)
whose motto is "Private. Pristine.
-For a Privileged Few" directly
threatens the sea grass beds.
Beginning with 30,000 cubic
yards of dredging, the project will
cause chronic flushing of heavy
metals and oil pollution from the
marina basin into the seagrass
bed. Fertilizer runoff from the golf
greens and gallons of detergents
that many boat owners routinely
use to scrub their boats at the
dock will add to the mess. The
project will also create greatly in-
creased boat traffic in shallow
water with erratic tides where the
grass is already crisscrossed
with prop scars that don't heal.
The scientific literature docu-
ments case history after case
history of development and resul-
tant water pollution causing for-
merly clear water to become eu-
trophic and turbid followed by
the death of light sensitive grass
beds and the world they contain.

they feel it is necessary.
On the other hand, the em-
ployee should contact an attor-
ney to make sure that he/she is
obtaining the proper benefits
that are required by the worker's
compensation law. Furthermore,
the injured person can contact
the worker's compensation divi-
sion of the Florida Department of
Labor through its toll free num-
ber. That number is 1-800-342-
1741. Thank you again for your
coverage of this subject.
Very truly yours,
J. Patrick Floyd

(Continued from Page 2)
bered something he called "Hoo-
ver Days". He blamed the Republi-
cans for every fire, famine,
pestilence and tornado that had
taken place in the 20th century.
Pa was a southern, dyed-in-the-
wool, Dixie fried Democrat. And
proud of it. He named my uncle,
Franklin D. He also voted for Ad-
lai Stevenson. After the election I
wanted to say something half way
intelligent to Pa about the way it
turned out. I asked him if he
thought we could make it with
"That Republican" in the White
House. Pa kinda surprised me.
"He'll do O.K. son."
Pa wasn't for him. And he'd
tell you how bad some Republi-
cans had done in the past but he
wasn't going to knock the guy
making the present day deci-
sions. And he didn't pull for him
to mess up. After all, he was the
President of the United States.
I asked pa how come it didn't
work out for the Democrats. He
said, "If you could get two Demo-
crats to agree on anything, you'd
have a coalition. Son, a Democrat
is born arguing."
Remember how the principal
always began a talk over the ink-
tercom by clearing his throat and
saying, "May I have your atten-
tion, please." We were sitting in
study hall up on the third floor
November 22, 1963. With no
warning Mr. Smith came on, "I
have some bad news....." Let me
tell you, he had our attention by
not asking for it.
I got home that evening and
supper, for the first time I could
ever remember, wasn't ready.
Mother didn't vote for John Ken-
nedy. She worried about too much
money and power in one family.
She thought he was too young.
Mostly, I think she felt he was too
far left to suit her and the country.
As I silently eased down beside
her I could see the tears still
streaming down her face. She had
been crying for a long time. It
didn't matter how she voted. It
didn't matter about family back-
ground. It didn't matter about age
or political persuasion. Someone
had shot the President of the
United States.
Now, I missed Washington,
Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, and
both Roosevelts. But I'm proud

It has happened time after time
in south Florida alone as subdivi-
sions, highways and shopping
centers replace wetlands and
their runoff pollutes adjacent wa-
ters. :Marinas are a particularly-
severe contributor to the process.
Tampa Bay has lost 81% of its
seagrass. Dredging at Ponce Inlet
south of Daytona Beach elimi-
nated 100% of the grass there.
Sebastian Inlet has lost 38% and
Fort Pierce 25% of its grass since
1958 according to the Florida De-
partment of Natural Resources.
This project requires a permit
from the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers right now and will later re-
quire permits from the Florida
Department of Environmental
Regulation. Public opposition
will be a major factor in the deci-
sion making process.
If you care about the Earth
your children will inherit, get in-
volved in this one.
Write and express your con-
cerns to:
Ms. Katherine Brooks
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
P.O. Box 4970
Jacksonville, FL 32323-0019
cite case number 881PL-
Anne Rudloe, Ph.D.

Thanks for Coverage
of Complex Matter

Dear Wesley:
You did an excellent job in
summarizing the talk given re-
garding the workers compensa-
tion law in the State of Florida
which was printed in the January
5 issue of the Star. However the
last sentence contained a mis-
take which should be corrected.
It is true that in almost every
instance there is no need for the
employer to contact an attorney
since this is done by the insu-
rance company for which a pre-
mium is paid for the worker's
compensation coverage or it is
done by the servicing agent of an
employer that is self-insured. Af-
ter the employer reports the inju-
ry, the insurance company or ser-
vicing agent will handle the claim
and then contact the attorney if


TWIN SIZE SET........... 9






Danley Furr

209-211 Reid Avenue PORT ST. JOE

that I've had the privilege to grow
up and live with Truman, Eisen-
hower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon,
Ford, Carter, and Reagan. I re-
spected them all. Shucks, begin-
ning in 1968, I've even got to vote
Since G.W. first said, "...so help
me God," we've had some good
ones elected and, maybe, some
not so good. But you know, the
good ones couldn't make every-'
thing right and the not so good
ones couldn't tear everything
down. That's the American way.
Pa and I like it.

(Continued from Page 1)
bridge, the first of three sched-
uled to be built in Gulf county, was
started on November 17, 1986.
The project took 640 days for
The new bridge crosses the In-
tracoastal Waterway with a span
rising 65 feet in the air above the
mean high water mark. Not only
will the new bridge provide a de-
pendable crossing point across
the Intrcoastal, but it will provide
a safer operation for the super
barges which come through the
crossing point each day, loaded
with coal for the Material Trans-
fer coal shipment operation here
in Port St. Joe.
Initial contact with property
owners in the proposed right of
way was also started this month
in White City in preparation to
getting that project under con-
Bids for the White City project
are scheduled to be let this spring
and actual construction work is
scheduled to begin in mid summer
to early fall of this year.
The White City project was
not affected in 'any manner by the
recent DOT project slow-down due
to a cash flow shortage. 'This pro-
ject was partially funded by feder-
al funds and will proceed as
scheduled", Fiero said.
Work on the Highland View
high-rise span is scheduled to
start next year.

(Continued from Page 1)
ment until they arrived at Gulf
Pines, where he was pronounced
Robbins was the only crew-
man on the boat who received in-
juries from the falling 200 pound
.-'stabilizer which fell from about

Two pick-up trucks collided at
the intersection of Industrial
Road and Highway 98 Monday
morning, with one of the drivers
being charged with violation of
the right-of-way.
According to the Port St. Joe
Police Department records, an '88
Nissan pick-up, driven by Benzy
Mutsuo Wilt of Port St. Joe, was
headed south on U.S. 98 as he ap-
proached the intersection.
Eric Lamar McNair had
stopped his '88 Ford pick-up on
Industrial Road at its intersection
with 98. McNair said he looked

arid didn't see the Wilt vehicle ap-
proaching and proceeded into the
St. Joe Forest Products woodyard
entrance across Highway 98.
Wilt's vehicle struck McNair's
in the side, resulting in damage to
both vehicles but neither driver
was injured.
Wilt said he saw McNair's ve-
hicle pull into the intersection
and stop, but thought he had seen
Wilt's vehicle approaching.
"I just didn't see him coming",
McNair said, as he was charged in
the incident.

Seniors Selling Chili

The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens Association will be holding a
chili dinner on January 19th from
11:00 a.m. E.D.T. until 2:00 p.m.
The dinner will be held at the

65 feet in the air.
Chesser said the incident was
being investigated by FMP homi-
cide investigator J. T. Shores. He
said the drawbridge appeared to
have been open to its full width at
the time of the accident.'


Senior Citizens Center in North
Port St. Joe and at the St. Joseph
Catholic Church Hall. The dinner
will consist of an 8 ounce cup or
bowl of chili, iced tea, crackers,
and cake. The price for each din-
ner will be $2.50 each.
The proceeds from this din-
ner will be used to help pay for
the meals and transportation of
the senior citizens. The Associa-
tion hopes the community will
come out and have~ .some deli-
cious chili and visit wh &he sen-
ior citizens.


2 piece

2 piece

2 piece


Phone 227-1277

Danley has bought Truckloads

(to get low price) of Quality Constructed

Mis-Matched Jamison Bedding

Officer James Hersey interviews witnesses at the scene of a collision
between two pickup trucks.

Pickup Trucks Collide


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Miss Terri Gilley and James Audy

Wagner Wed in Candlelight Ceremony

Terri Lorraine Gilley and
James Audy Wagner were united
in holy matrimony on December
10, 1988, 6:00 p.m., at the High-
land View Baptist Church in Port
St. Joe. The candlelight, double
ring ceremony was performed by
the bridegroom's father, Reverend
Ron Wagner.
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Montgom-
ery, Sr., of Port St. Joe. She is the
maternal granddaughter of the
late Mr. and Mrs. Ted Richards of
Highland View, Mrs. George Mont-
gomery, and the late Mr. Mont-
gomery of Port St. Joe. She is the
paternal granddaughter of Mr.
and Mrs. B.J. Gilley of Panama
The bridegroom is the son of
Reverend and Mrs. Ron Wagner of
Overstreet. He is the maternal
grandson of Mrs. Lecie Roland
and the late Mr. J.D. Roland of
Macon, Georgia, and Mr. and Mrs.
James Audy Wagner of Toronto,
Prenuptial music was per-
formed by Mrs. Ann Comforter,
organist, of Port St. Joe. Selected
music included David Gates' "If',
"more" by Ortolani and N. OlMviero,
"Whither Thou Goest" by Guy
Singer, "Panis Angelicus" by
Franck, "Eries Tu/Touch the
Wind" by Calderon, and "Wedding
Song (There is Love)". The vocal
music, selected by the bride and
groom, was performed by Mrs. In-
dia Miller, who sang "'Evergreen"
after the mothers were seated,
and '"We've Only Just Begun" dur-
ing the lighting of the Unity
Candle by the bridal couple. The
wedding party entered the sanc-
tuary to Richard Wagner's "Bridal
Chorus". The recessional was Fe-,
lix Mendelssohn's "Wedding
The bride was given in marri-
age by her mother and father, and
escorted to the altar by her father.
for her wedding, the bride chose. a
gown fashioned of candlelight
ivory bridal satin featuring a
tightly fitted bodice, with a sheer
English illusion net yoke enhanc-
ing both the sweetheart neckline
and the lower half of the leg-bf-
mutton sleeves. The bodice was
heavily adorned with re-
embroidered Alencon lace motifs
and outlined with seed pearls,
Bugle Beads, and iridescents. The
basque waistline flowed into a
full, floor-length skirt trimmed
with a matching lace ruffle with
seed pearls, that formed a chap-
el-length train. The bride chose a
finger-tip veil of candlelight ivory
English illusion attached to a Ju-
liet cap with a pouf and blusher,
trimmed with simulated pearl
sprays, ivory silk flowers, and
adorned with iridescents. She
carried a white Brides' Bible cov-
ered with ivory satin and lace ruf-
fles to which her cascade of pink
sweetheart roses, white daisies,
babies breath with greenery, and
ivory ribbons were attached.
Mrs. Teresa Emmanuel, of
Panama City, the bride's cousin
was matron of horror.' Brides-
maids were Miss Stephanie Gilley
of Port St. Joe, sister of the bride,
and Miss Erica Cariscal of Pana-
ma City. They wore tea-length
gowns of cranberry satin. The fit-
ted bodices of the gowns featured
a scooped neckline and basque
waistline with full skirts. The
gowns. were made by Mrs. Kay
Campbell of Overstreet. They
each carried a white fur muff Ac-
cented with a corsage of red
sweetheart roses, English ivy, ba-
bies breath, and ribbon stream-
ers. They wore a matching white
fur puff in their hair. Jessica
Wagner of Panama City, the
bridegroom's niece, was the flow-
er girl. .She wore a floor ,length
gown of light pink satin with a
high neckline and short, puffed
sleeves trimmed with cranberry
satin ruffles. She carried a lace
basket trimmed with mauve and
cranberry silk flowers, dried ba-
bies breath, and ivory ribbon
streamers. She wore a wreath of
light,pine roses, babies breath,
and ribbon streamers in her hair.
The male attendants wore
gray tuxedos with ivory shirts,
mauve cumberbunds and bow
ties complimented with pink
rosebud boutonnieres. The ring
bearer wore a navy coat with gray

pants, mauve bow tie, an carried
an ivory pillow ruffled in ivory
lace and accented with tiny
mauve rosebuds, pearl loops, and
streamers of ivory ribbon.
The groom wore a white tuxe-
do with an ivory shirt. His bou-
tonniere was pink and mauve
sweetheart rosebuds accented
with ivory babies breath.
Mr. Roland Wagner of Panama
City, the bridegroom's brother,

roses. The cake was topped with
an original Victorian bride and
groom arrangement of ivory col-
ored lace and silk flowers to
match the bride's dress and the
groom's tuxedo. The double layer
groom's cake was a chocolate
cake adorned with mauve and
pink poinsettias. Serving the
bride's cake were friends of the
bride, Mrs. Deborah Wax, of Birm-
ingham, Alabama, and Mrs.


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Mr. and Mrs. James Audy Wagner

served as best man. Groomsmen
were Bryan Wagner, the bride-
groom's brother, and Will Bickle
of Battleboro, Vermont. Larry Gil-
ley of Port St. Joe, and Tim Mont-
gomery of Pensacola, the bride's
brothers, were ushers. Candle
lighters were Bobby Montgomery
of Panama City, brother of the
bride, and Jeffrey Richards of
Overstreet, cousin of the bride.
Westley Richards of Valdosta,
Georgia, cousin of the bride, pre-
sented wedding programs to the
bridal guests as they entered the
The church was beautifully
decorated with Christmas green-
ery, pearl rope garlands, and
mauve and white poinsettias. A
large arrangement of mauve
poinsettias in a silver urn was the
focal point, with heart-shaped
candelabras flanked on either
side of the archway, which fea-
tured two large white doves with
pink bows. Large Norfolk pines
decorated with white bows stood
on each side of. the altar, each
window in the sanctuary was dec-
orated with greenery, and burn-
ing mauve and cranberry tapers.
Mauve wreathes were hung on the
doors. The family pews were dec-
orated with nosegay arrange-,
ments of ivory lace and ribbons
with pink sweetheart roses, white
daisies, and English ivy.
The wedding was directed by
Mrs. Linda Wood and Mrs. Mi-
chele Teat.
Following the ceremony, a re-
ception was held in the Church
Fellowship Hall. The reception
room was beautifully decorated
with tables covered with match-
ing lace crochet cloths hand-
made by the bride's grandmother,
Mrs. Fannie Montgomery. Trim-
ming the tables were bows of
pink satin, enhanced with floral
arrangements of pink sweetheart
roses, white daisies, pink carna-
tions, and babies breath. Silver
candelabrum with burning pink
tapers completed the setting.
Guests were registered at the
bride's book by Ms. Debbie Regis-
ter, of Panama City and Ms.
Shawna Wood, of Atlanta, Geor-
The bride's table featured a
triple tiered wedding cake separ-
ated by Grecian columns and a
fountain of pink, sparkling water.
The cake layers were baked by
the .bride's mother, by a family
recipe, and decorated by Mrs. Ma-
rie Davis of Port St. Joe with an
ivory bridal icing, and light pink

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Deanne Grund of Jackson, Alaba-
ma. Serving the groom's cake
were sisters of the groom, Mrs.
Debra Morris, of Graceville, and
Mrs. Sheryl Register of Montevel-
lo, Alabama.
Coffee was poured from a sil-
ver Samovar, and strawberry
punch was served by Mrs. Susan
Fountain of Macon, Georgia, from
a silver punch bowl encircled
with a wreath of asparagus fern
and miniature pink and white
Rice bags were distributed by
Miss Rachel McCroan, cousin of
the bride and Miss Lisa Register,
niece of the groom, of Montevello,
Alabama. ."
Serving as floor hostesses
were: Mrs. Linda Wood, Mrs. Jua-
nita Powell, Mrs. Barbara Clark,
Mrs. Sarah Kemp, Mrs. Dot Wil-
liams, Mrs. Wayra Peterson, and
Mrs. Betty Parsons.
A rehearsal dinner was held
at the Port St. Joe Garden Club
December 9. Hosts for the dinner
were the groom's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Ron Wagner.
A miscellaneous shower was
hosted by Mrs. Stephanie Rich-
ardson, Mrs. Joyce Young, Mrs.
India Miller, Mrs. Linda Whitfleld,
Mrs. Marilyn Bailey, Mrs. Sharon
Shearer, Mrs. Ella Parsons, and
Mrs. Marie Perryman, at the
Beach Baptist Chapel on Novem-
ber 29.
A calling bridal shower was
held on December 1 at the High-
land View Baptist Church Fellow-
ship Hall hosted by: Mrs. Linda
Wood, Mrs. Karen Seay, Mrs. Sa-
rah Kemp, Mrs. Betty Parsons,
Mrs. Dot Williams, Mrs. Ida Belle
Lindsey, Mrs. Katie Mangum, Mrs.
Michelle Teat, Mrs. Wayra Peter-
son, Mrs. Juanita Powell, Mrs.
Linda Hayden, Mrs. Shirley Hicks,
and Mrs. Erma Kennedy.
The couple reside in Over-
street. Both are employed by the
State of Florida Department of

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Clark Richards

Exchange Vows

Angela Marie Smith and An-
drew Clark Richards were mar-
ried Saturday, January 7 at St. Jo-
seph State Park in a beautiful
sunset, candlelit ceremony con-
ducted by Rev. Jimmy Clark of
Highland View Baptist Church.
The bride is the daughter of
William R. Landry of Defuniak
Springs and the late Mrs. Ida Ma-
rie Howard of Panama City. She
wore a waist-length wedding veil
of lace and tulle and carried a
bouquet of pink and white rose-
buds, tied with lace and ribbons.
The bride was given in marri-
age by her father, William R.
Landry. Mrs. Donna Siets of Talla-
hasee attended the bride as a ma-
tron of honor and carried a bou-
quet of pink and white rosebuds.
Patrick Ryan served Andy as best
Rachel McCroan and Wesley
Richards, niece and cousin of the
groom lit the candles as the cere-
mony began.
A reception immediately fol-
lowed the wedding. Serving the
wedding cake was Mrs. Donna
McCroan, sister of th room. The

Natural Resources at T.H. Stone
Memorial/St. Joseph Peninsula
State Park in Cape San Blas.

groom's cake was served by Mrs.
Catherine Kelley, aunt of the
groom. Mrs. Ruth Dannelley, aunt
of the groom, served at the punch
Rice bags were passed out by
Miss Rachel McCroan, niece of
the groom.
After a brief honeymoon, Mr.
and Mrs. Andrew Richards will re-
side in Cairo, Georgia, where he is
employed by The Seafood House
and she is employed by Harvey's
Grocery Store.



Tells of Birds

The Port St. Joe Garden club,
friends, Sea Oats and Dunes
members, and Audubon members
from Wisconsin and Indiana lis-
tened with complete attention to
the inspiring address of Ms. Betsy
Knight, a trained, fully licensed
wildlife rehabilatator of birds, an-
imals and snakes. Ms. Knight told
of the vanishing habitat in our
Northwest Florida and later ex-
hibited the damage to the wildlife
in the resulting birth defects; she
told of the salt water intrusion
along our St. Joseph's Bay and
the damage to our drinking water
and asked all to do what they can
to preserve this beautiful coast.
She took two big hawks, a red
shouldered and a red tailed one
out of their cages and said these
two birds eat over 20 pounds of
mice and rats each day. These
birds have permanent injuries
and cannot be released. Ms.-
Knight and her assistant, Ms. Pal--
las Gandy brought out a great
horned owl, born blind from in-
breeding, a screech owl, a barred
owl, and a small, oh, so, cuddly
barn owl, that grinned as Ms,
Knight stroked his nose. Each of-
these birds were taken up and
down the room for close inspec-
tion by the audience.
Mrs. Agnes Culpepper dis-'
played her fine collection of yel-
low, pink, rose and dark red ka-
lanchoes and she and her
committee, Flora Blackman, He-
len Durant, Wanita Nail, and Bet-
ty Lewis, had lovely camellias on
the tables. Mrs. Culpepper and
her committee served delicious
refreshments during the ensuing
social hour.
The regular meeting followed.
All members are urged to attend
the coming Port. St. Joe High
School Science Fair on January
30 at the high school and see the
winning Junior and Senior exhib-
it. To each winner, the Port St. Joe
Garden Club will present a $10
check at the February meeting.
A warm welcome is extended
to the three new members: Linda.
McArdle, Peggy Stripling, Marga-
ret Shirah. The Garden Center
was filled with over 50 people in

Beach AARP
" Meets Jan. 20

The Mexico Beach Chapter of
AARP will conduct their monthly.
meeting at the Mexico Beach Fire
Hall on Friday, January 20. The
meeting will start at 1:00 p.m..'
C.S.T. Our guest speaker will be, ,
Ms. Jo Wilson, Director of Home'!-
Health Care for Gulf County. All'..
members are reminded to have in ,"
their possession their local AARP
membership cards, as annual".
dues will be collected at this:

0 op of the Gulf

Restaurant & Lounge


d ,4na2 Street & Hignway 98

Salutes the Employees of St.
Joe Forest Products during the
week of January 22 through January 28.


f I I Clip This Valuable Coupon

I House Beverage
with meal purchase
Present check stub for verification.
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Closed Sundays until Spring.
No cash value
Coupon expires January 28.
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Test Soil Before Starting Spring Garden Preparation

Ag. Agent Says Often It Takes More Than a Little Fertilizer to Condition Soil
By Roy Lee Carter much may be just as bad as too control pest and diseases.

County Extension Office little. Be sure you allow enough Review briefly, a soil test will

A soil test could spell the dif-
ference between success and fail-
ure for those planning a spring
vegetable garden. All too often.
gardeners assume an application
of fertilizer and a helping of lime
is just what the doctor ordered for
a.bountiful harvest. This might be
the case for some gardens. But for
others, those steps, could lead to
trouble and unnecessary ex-
pense. A soil test is the only way
to determine your garden's exact
A soil test can be an invalua-
ble guide for home vegetable
Sgrdeners. .It will indicate the
s9ils content of available nitro-
gen, phosphorus, potassium, cal-
cfum and magnesium. It will de-
termine the spil's pH, the degree
of acidity or alkalinity. By analyz-
ing the results, a soil technologist
can recommend the liming re-
quiremerit and fertilizing practic-
es that will produce the best
growing conditions.
The first step is taking a soil
sample, which is relatively easy.
Check with your County Exten-
sion office concerning sampling
bags, tools, and testing services.
Utse a sampling auger, or a shovel,
take cores of soil 4 to 6 inches
deep from at least 15 different
spots in your garden. Avoid unu-
sual areas, such as wet spots and
burn piles. Thoroughly mix these
cores together to make one repre-
sentative saniple. Place this mix-

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ture in a sampling bag, complete
the accompanying information,
attach sheet to the bag, and deliv-
er the sample for testing.
The soil pH, indicated by the
test, will determine the need for
lime. Most vegetables grow best
in a soil with a.pH between 5.5
and 6.5 a level that's slightly acid,
or "sour". A pH or seven is neutral.
Seven-point-one (7.1) or above is
alkaline, or "sweet". If test indi-
cates your garden soil is too acid,
the laboratory probably will rec-
ommend an application of lime to
reduce soil acidity.
Carefully follow the laborato-
ry's recommendations concern-
ing the amount of lime to add too

time to add lime before planting.
Dolomite is a good source of lime.
But it reacts slowly, it should be
applied two or three months prior
to planting. If you're in a hurry,
use hydrated lime. It can be ap-
plied only two weeks before
planting, provided it's thoroughly
mixed with the soil.
Although a soil test provides
vital information on fertilization
and liming, there's a lot it won't
reveal. For example, a soil test
doesn't show the presence of in-
sects, nematodes, or disease or-
ganisms. It can't determine
whether your garden is too wet or
too dry. So, it's just part of a sound
management program you also
must choose the proper crop va-
rieties by good seed, plant at the
right time, water properly, and

indicate the relative amounts of
nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium,
calcium, magnesium in your gar-
den plot, as well as the pH level.
You can use this information to
determine how much of a particu-
lar analysis fertilizer, and the
quality of lime, if any to apply.
Taking a soil sample is a simple
process you can perform yourself,
with advice from your County Ex-
tension office. But remember, a
soil test is no substitute for sound
management. It's just one of the
basic steps along the path to a
successful vegetable garden.
However, it is an important step,
and one that should be taken well
in advance of planting time. So, if
in doubt, get your sample to the
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tric bills slightly because of small
changes in the fuel and energy
conservation charges. The lower
amount would take effect April 1.-
The average residential bill
for 1,000 kilowatt-hours will go
down 18 cents, from $66.77 to
Florida Power customers
continue to pay among the lowest
rates in the state. If approved by
the Florida Public Service Com-
mission, the decrease will be the
third consecutive drop in fuel or
fuel-related charges.
The energy conservation
charge, which is review and set at
the same time as the fuel adjust-
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such programs as energy audits
and load management. Under
load management, a customer re-
ceives monthly credits in ex-
change for allowing Florida Pow-
er to control certain appliances
such as air conditioning and wa-
ter heating during periods of high
electric demand. The conserva-
tion charge is decreasing 36
The .proposed ftuel charge is
18 cents higher for the next six-
month period, due mainly to the
projected increase in fuel ex-
pense for the summer months.
The net effect of both changes is
an 18-cent drop overall.
The commission will consid-
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on February 22-24.

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The Annual Three Rivers
Science and Engineering Fair will
be held at the Naval Coastal Sys-
tems Center in Panama City on
March 2 and 3 and Gulf County
will again be sending a number of
our county science fair winners to
compete at the regional level. All
participating counties in the
Three Rivers region are asked to
provide financial assistance to'
help defray operating cost of the
Fair. This year the Fair's budget,
which is spent for student
awards, affiliation fees for the
State and International Fairs,
and mailing fees, is $7,150, and
Gulf County's share, based on rel-
ative regional population, is
The Three Rivers Science Fair
Committee is asking banks, busi-
nesses, civic clubs, and profes-
sional groups in Gulf County to
aid in financially sponsoring the
Regional Fair. Your sponsorship
of this year's Science Fair would
be greatly appreciated and would
ensure that appropriate awards
be given these deserving stu-
dents. Sponsorships in the past
have ranged from $25 to $100.
Your contribution in any amount
would be appreciated and may be
made payable to "Three Rivers
Science Fair". Contributions
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Three Rivers Science Fair
Finance Coordinators, Code 1120
Naval Coastal Systems Center
Panama City, FL 32406-5000

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Gulf County Commission

I Toward Understanding

r By

Communication Is An Arterry

DECEMBER 13. 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
were: Attorney William J. Rish. Admin. Asst/Clvll
Defense Director Larry Wells. Clerk Benny C. Lis-
ter. Deputy Clerk Towan Collier, Mosquito Con-
trol Director Sam Graves. Jr., Building Inspector
De Wayne Manuel. and Sheriff Al Harrison.
The meeting came to order at 9:03 a.m.
Admin. Asst. Wells opened the meeting
with prayer, and Attorney Rish led the Pledge of
Allegiance to the flag.
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Gortman, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved the minutes of Novem-
ber 16, 1988 Special Meeting. Upon motion by
Commissioner Gortman, second by Commission-
er Peters, and unanimous vote, the Board ap-
proved the minutes of November 22, 1988 Spe-
cial Meeting. Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner Gortman, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the minutes
of November 22, 1988 Regular Meeting.
Upon request by Chairman Birmingham, At-
torney Rishreviewed the proposed animal con-
trol ordinance as agreed upon by the committee,
and answered all questions. Chairman Birming-
ham discussed that this ordinance is still in the
drafting stage and changes can be made. He also
stated that there must be two public hearings be-
fore- the ordinance can be adopted. Sheriff Harri-
son stated that the ordinance will be enforced
based on complaints (when a complaint is re-
ceived, they will check into it). Chairman Birm-
ingham requested that the Board allow the Attor
ney to add a statement to the ordinance which
will exempt accepted hunting areas, from en-
forcemient of this ordinance. Sheriff Harrison
stated that he has no objection to exempting
hunting dogs during hunting season, but he does
not feel owners should be allowed to turn their
dogs loose when the season is over. Chairman
Birmingham stated that fox hunters have no cer-
tain season (they hunt all year), and he also stat-
ed that deer hunters run their dogs all year even
though they do not hunt with guns. After discus-
sion. Commissioner Peters moved that the Board
advertise to hold public hearings to consider
adoption of this ordinance, and Commissioner
Creamer seconded the motion. Commissioner
Peters stated that this Is one of the best animal
control ordinances he has ever seen. After fur-
ther discussion, the motion passed unanimously.
Upon request by Chairman Birmingham, the
Board had no objection to holding one of the
public hearings in Wewahitchka. Chairman Birm-
ingham then set a special meeting for the first
public hearing on January 24, 1989 at 6:00 p.m.
E.S.T.., n Port St. Joe. He stated that as soon as a
place is found in Wewahitchka, he will set the
date and time for that public hearing. Chairman
Birmingham thanked the committee for working
on this ordinance.
Clerk Lister presented the following resolu-
tion and budget amendments (which are made
routinely at .the end of each fiscal year) for the
Board's approval. Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner Gortman, and
unanimous-vote, the Board adopted the resolu-
tion and approved the budget amendments.
Clerk Lister stated that on November 22,
1988 the Board approved the transfer of a type-
writer from the Clerk's Office to the Highland
View Fire Department, and he reported that
when the Fire Chief came to pick up the type-
writer, it was missing from the Clerk's storage
room located on the second floor of the Court-
house. He requested that the Board add this to
the list of missing items which the Sheriffis De-
partment is investigating. Upon suggestion by the
Sheriff, Commissioner Gortman moved that the
Clerk have the locks on the storage room
changed so that only he and his personnel have
keys to the door. Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and It passed unanimously. Chairman
Birmingham directed Sheriff Harrison to add
this item to his list for investigation. Upon in.
quiry by Sheriff Harrison about the missing
Beaches Fire Department inventory items, Com-
missioner Peters stated that he told the Asst.
Fire Chief to get with Admin. Asst. Wells to write
a report to the Board concerning this. Admin.
Asst. Wells stated that he has not received any-
thing yet Upon request by Commissioner Peters,
Sheriff Harrison stated that he will contact the
AssLt Chief to have him turn in a report to Admin.
Asst. Wells.
Clerk Lister presented an invoice from Bas-
kerville-Donovan Engineers, for the Buckhorn
Landfill Closure Plan, in the amount of
$1,849.50. which has been okayed by Admin.
Asst Wells. Commissioner Peters moved that the
Board pay this invoice, and Commissioner
Creamer seconded the motion. Admin. AssLt
Wells reported that this plan has been submitted
to the Department .of Environmental Regulation
for their approval, and he discussed that the De-
partment found a problem with the groundwater
monitoring plans and will not proceed until that
is settled. Attorney Rish discussed that he talked
to Robert Kriegel about this, and he is looking
into it.
Clerk Lister presented, an invoice from Bas-
kerville-Donovan Engineers for work done on the
local comprehensive plan, in the amount of
$1,484.00, which has been okayed by Admin.
Asst. Wells. Upon motion by Commissioner Pe-
ters, second by Commissioner Gortman, and
unanimous vote, the Board agreed to pay this, in-
Clerk Lister presented the Medicaid billing
for October, 1988, in the amount of $8,826.08,
for the Board's approval. Upon motion by Com-
missioner Peters, second by Commissioner Park-
er, and unanimous vote, the Board approved pay-
ment of this invoice.
Clerk Lister presented an invoice from
Medical Examiner William Sybers. in the amount,
of $50.00, for a death certificate prepared on
Charles S. McGinn. He reported that the State's
Attorney did rnot approve it because it was re-
ferred by Gulf Pines Hospital instead of a Law En-
forcement Agency. Chairman Birmingham direct-
ed Attorney Rish to check on this and present it
back to the-Board.
The meeting then recessed for a short
break (9:55 a.m.).
The meeting reconvened at 10:17 a.m.
Admin. Asst Wells reported on the com-
modity food program cutbacks, and stated that
only butter will be available this month. He also
reported that he has put forth many efforts to ob-
tain these commodities, but they are not availa-
Upon discussion by Admin. Asst. Wells
about a request by Senator-elect Bruner for office
space to use one day per week in the Courthouse,
Commissioner Gortman moved that the Board
provide either the BCC Room or the Courthouse
break room to Senator Bruner for his weekly
meeting. Commissioner Peters seconded the mo-
tion, and it passed unanimously. Chairman Birm-

ingham directed Admin. Amt. Wells to write Sen-
ator Bruner. notifying him of the Board's
Admin. Asst. Wells discussed two letters
from the Department of Environmental Regula-
tion dealing with the Beaches and Highland View
Water Systems. lie stated that neither system has
a backflow water device regulation (to prevent
individuals/companies from hooking onto the
County water system and a well at the same time,
because when the County line is turned off, the
water from the well could backflow into the
County water system). Commissioner Creamer
reported that inspectors went to each home to
make sure the lines were not tied to a deep well
when the Beaches system was installed. Building
Inspector Manuel stated that the Board does not
have a Backflow Prevention Ordinance, and the
Department is asking that some type of vacuum
device be place on the lines to prevent chemicals
from being put into the water system. After fur-
ther discussion, Chairman Birmingham directed
Admin. Asst Wells to investigate into what the
Department is requiring, including what it will
cost, and report back at the next meeting.
Admin. Asst. Wells presented a letter, from
the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Ve-
hicles, inquiring if the County would like to par-
ticipate in a vehicle emission inspection pro-
gram. Chairman Birmingham directed Admin.
Asst. Wells to write the Department that the
Board is not interested at this time.
Admin. Asst. Wells discussed a letter from
the Department of Natural Resources concerning
the Dead Lakes State Park, stating that they in-
cluded a copy of the agreement between the
Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission
and themselves, but there is not a separate
agreement for the County to sign. with the De-
partment. Chairman Birmingham directed Attor-
ney Rish to contact Mr. Gardner with the De-
partment of Natural Resources concerning this
Admin. Asst. Wells discussed the Board's
request for comprehensive insurance price
quotes on the Wewahitchka ambulance and the
radio tower. He stated that he does not have a
price on the tower yet, but the price for the am-
bulance is $977.00 per year. After discussion and
upon inquiry, Admin. Asst. Wells stated that the
price Is based on the value of the vehicle (the
ambulance would be insured for $23,000.00). Af-
ter further discussion about the possibility of in-
suring only the more expensive County vehicles.
Commissioner Peters moved that the Board table
this until the next regular meeting. Commission-
er Parker seconded the motion, and it passed
Admin. Asst Wells presented a letter from
the Department of Community Affairs requesting
further information required under the Williams-
burg Community Development Block Grant appli-
cation, and he reported that Baskerville-Donovan
Engineers will be answering this letter. (Com-
missloner Creamer left the meeting at this time
10:36 a.m.) Ralph Rish, of Baskerville-Donovan
Engineers, stated that the Department is only
requesting more clarification of the proposed ac-
Building Inspector Manuel reported that
the Building Department w'ill probably be bank-
rupt in March or April of 1989 because they are
not bringing in funds due to building construc-
tion being down. He stated that his secretary's
last day is December 22nd. and will have an an-
swering machine for times when he is out of the
office on inspections.
Mosquito Control Director Graves reported
that he obtained the following three quotes for
having the transmission rebuilt on their pan
(used for spreading dirt), and requested permis-
sion to have it repaired.
Tractor & Equipment $10,000.00
Tractor & Equipment (sending it to anoth-
er company) $8,300.00
Beard Equipment $7,687.00 .
Chairman Birrmingham irpatred that this
an emergency situation. Commissioner Peters
moved that the Board allow Mosquito Control Di-
rector Graves to have Beard Equipment Company
to repair the pan on an emergency basis. Com-
missioner Gortman seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously. (Commissioner Creamer re-
turned to the meeting after the vote 10:39
Mosquito Control Director Graves request-
ed that he be allowed to hire James Newsome (a
temporary mosquito sprayer) as a permanent
full-time employee. Upon inquiry by Commis-
sioner Peters about legal problems in doing this,
Attorney Rish stated that there are none. Com-
missioner Peters then moved that the Board ap-
prove this request. Commissioner Parker sec-
onded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
Upon inquiry by Mosquito Control Director
Graves and after discussion. Commissioner Gort-
man moved that the County employees be off on
Monday (1-1-89) for their New Year's Day holi-
day. Chairman Birmingham gave the Chair to
Commissioner Peters and seconded the motion.
After further discussion about adopting a policy
(if the holiday falls on Saturday be off on Friday/
if it falls on Sunday be off on Monday), the mo-
tion passed unanimously. Chairman Peters re-
turned the Chair to Commissioner Birmingham.
Upon inquiry by Sheriff Harrison, Clerk
Lister reported that the Courthouse Security
Fund is in the red because of the installation of
the silent alarm system. Sheriff Harrison stated
that his department had borrowed a hand-held
scanner from Tyndall Air Force Base for a year,
but Tyndall needed it back. therefore he had to
purchase one. He reported that the cost of the
scanner was $157.49, and he requested that he
be reimbursed from the Courthouse Security
Fund when it builds up. Commissioner Gortman
moved that the Board approve this request. Com-
missioner Creamer seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
The meeting then recessed for a short
break (10:48 am.).
The meeting reconvened at 11:01 a.m.,
Attorney Rish presented a hold harmless
agreement on the removal of the burned trailer
on the corner of Cortez Street and Americus Ave-
n4e at St. Joe Beach.
Attorney Rish discussed that Ike Duren has
presented a hold harmless agreement for tying
onto one of the County's roads. He stated that Mr.
Duren was here at the last meeting, and the At-
torney inquired as to the nature of Mr. Duren's
problem. Admin. Asst. Wells stated that the Road
Department was given a copy of the deed con-
cerning this, and they are to take care of it.
Upon inquiry by Attorney Rish, Commis-
sioner Creamer reported that Road Superinten-
dent Lester and Marvin Riley (Gulf Aire Property
Owners Assoc.) came up with a solution to the
drainage problem in Gulf Aire, Phase II. Commis-
sioner Creamer also requested- that Attorney Rish
contact Ike Duren to find out who owns roads in
this subdivision.

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They used to call it English,
now it's Language Arts. When
many of us were in school, we
didn't think of English as an art
but it surely does fall into that
From what some of the Eng-
lish teachers tell me, it is still
pretty hard to convince students
that they are working toward the
mastering of an art. Especially
when it comes to diagramming
and proper syntax.
The effective use of any com-
munication skill is truly an art.
And our success in learning the
art of communication has a lot to
do with our quality of life. People
who cannot read and write with
some degree of proficiency are
handicapped. For them, many
doors are closed. For them,, the
subject of this series (Toward Un-
derstanding) is severely limited.
Whether we realize it or not,

Attorney Rish reported that he contacted
the insurance adjustor three weeks ago and was
told that an answer would be provided within 10
days, but he was told by the claimants that no an-
swer has been received. Chairman Birmingham
directed Attorney Rish to again contact the ad-
justor or the insurance company for an answer.
Commissioner Gortman discussed funding
for repair of the Road Department building, and
upon his inquiry, Chairman Birmingham and
Commissioner Peters stated that there is pres-
ently no money budgeted for this particular pro-
ject. Commissioner Gortman requested that the
Board allow him to investigate to see if there is a
fund from which money can be taken for this re-
pair. The Board had no objection. Chairman
Birmingham reminded the Board that effective
January 1, the Board is going to need extra mon-
ey for the disposal of garbage because only
$100.000.00 was budgeted there.
Commissioner Gortman discussed the new
Health Department Director, and the Board's re-
quest for him to move to Gulf County. After fur-
ther discussion about a time frame for Dr. Mor-
gan to move to Gulf County, Commissioner
Gortman moved to require that Dr. Morgan move
to Gulf County -within six months, and Commis-
sioner Creamer seconded the motion. The mo-
tion passed with the following vote: Chairman
Birmingham and Commissioners Creamer, Gort-
man, and Parker voted yes. Commissioner Peters
voted no, stating that he feels Dr. Morgan should
be given one year (because he moved to the area
from the West Coast and may need more time to
move his belongings). Chairman Birmingham dl-

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spiritual growth is hindered by a
diminished understanding of
communications and language
arts. The Bible is a wonderful
piece of literature. Naturally, our
understanding of biblical content
will be enhanced or depreciate in
proportion to the degree of our
understanding of its various liter-
ary styles, forms, and historic set-
When we consider the diffi-
culty many people have in com-
municating the most elementary
thoughts, it is no wonder that
there are so many peculiar inter-
pretations of scriptural texts.
Sometimes, when a married
couple comes to me with a family
problem they say, 'We just can't
communicate." When that is the
case, we try to understand what
the barriers to communication
are, then we begin the task of re-
moving the obstacles. In every
case that I have been involved in
there has been progress. But the
progress is possible only because
both people make a studied effort
to learn how to be better commu-
If you are having trouble un-
derstanding the Bible or spiritual
things, perhaps you should con-
sider the possibility that you are
not doing your homework proper-
ly. The first thing to do is to find a
translation of the scriptures that
is in the language you find easiest
to understand.
Unless you speak Elizabe-
than English, you probably don't
understand the "King James
Bible" very well. On the other
hand, you may have been an Eng-
lish major, and you are familiar
with Shakespeare and other writ-
ers of that period. If so you won't
need to have someone explain
that "the quick and the dead" is an
expression that has nothing to do
with speed.
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If you can read and understand a
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If you want to have a sharp,

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County Minutes Cominued

reacted Admin. Ast. Wells to notify Dr. Morgan
and' the Department of HRS of the Board's deci-
Commissioner Parker stated that "pulp-
wooders" have put tree limbs and tops in a drain-
age ditch behind Oak Grove, and requested the
Board write a letter to St. Joe Forest Products for
their assistance in finding out who put the limbs
there and having them to clean it out. The Board
had no objection.
Commissioner Peters stated that the Board
should be concerned with making progress each
year, improving the quality and efficiency of the
County government, and establishing confidence
in the government. He then listed the following
recommendations he has for the Board: (1) the
Board should meet with the people of each dis-
trict.to learn about their problems and help solve
them (suggested that the district representative
call a meeting for his district every two months,
with the whole Board present), (2) the Board
should hold workshops on complex issues before
making a decision at a regular meeting (solid
waste. 911 emergency telephone system, gaso-
line tax for improvement of roads, and sales tax)
and all workshops should be held after 5:00 p.m.
.for. more public Input, and (3) the Board should
*hpve ministers to give the invocation and Pledge
'of Allegiance at the beginning of each Board
meeting (ministers throughout the County).
Commissioner Peters stated that he has
-had complaints about the Board minutes being
printed too small in the newspaper, and dis-
crassed having them printed the normal size.
,Apon his inquiry. Wesley Ramsey stated that
-when the Courthouse moved to Port St. Joe, the
'Board agreed to pay $75.00 per month to have
,thi minutes printed, and this amount has never
,been increased. He reported that the last set of
'minutes printed took over $500.00 worth of
'space (1,000.00 per month), and at that much of
a cost to him, he must print them when he has
the space available and at the type-size available..
Chairman Birmingham reported that Mr. Band-
Jough (the Breeze) has discussed this matter
with him several times, but It was always after
budget time. Mr. Ramsey stated that he has not
said anything before because he and Mr. Band-
jough have an agreement that Mr. Bandjough will
*) negotiate the prices and he will abide by them.
Commissioner Peters stated that he appreciates
i'hat Mr Ramsey has been doing for the citizens
of Gulf County, and he recommended that Mr.
R msey come before the Board to increase his
price when they have their budget meetings.
Commissioner Peters discussed that Gulf
Gdunty residents/employees were to be given
precedence over other employees in the hiring
for the prison camp at Howard Creek. He re-
quested that the Board write the State to inquire
about their employment procedures (are they'
hiring people from Gulf County?). The Board had
rioobjection. Chairman Birmingham directed Ad-
min. AssLt. Wells to write this letter to the De-
partment of Corrections.
Commissioner Peters presented the follow-
ipg evaluation on the County Attorney, William J.
Rish. for 1988: (1) he stated that the Attorney
has been working on the innerator contract for
approximately five or six months {which expired
on September 30, 1988) and the deadline for
closing Buckhorn is December 31st. He dis-
cussed that the Board has had serious problems
concerning this contract, and he feels this is due
to-the Attorney dragging his feet on this issue,
(2) he stated that it has been five months since
the flood at SLt. Joe Beach. and the residents who
hqd.d1amage have not received an answer about
6let Insurance claims. He reported that the At-
oey was requested to look into this situation
a4d get an answer, but it has not been done, (3)
Sq stated that on November 10. 1987 the Attor-
ey' was to check on having an Engineer inspect
Sea Shores Subdivision, and was to see if the cost
of'the inspection could be charged to the owners
of the subdivision, but nothing has been done, (4)
he stated that on September 30, 1988 Ms, Jo
Anne Wilson, of the South Gulf County Ambulance
Service, came before the Board to report that the
au'bulance service is out of compliance with
Stpte regulations. He reported that Attorney Rish
stae-d that Ms. Wilson did not have any business
4qisussing that particular issue with the Board.
( q) imissioner Peters stated that any citizen has
tie' right to say anything before the Board con-
derning the problems of the County, (5) he stat-
ed that on September 27, 1988 the Chairman re-
quested that the Attorney find out If sales tax can
beuised to pay incineration fees, and he request-
ed that the Attorney find out if sales tax can be
used for disposal of garbage. He said that this was
three months ago, and still they have no answer,
and (6) he stated that on September 27. 1988
Marvin Riley (President of the Gulf Aire Property
Owners Assoc.) came before the Board concern-
in the streets in Gulf Airs, Phase U Subdivision.
He discussed that the Chairman requested the
Atidrney to find out (as soon as possible) who
orns the roads within Gulf Aire, Phase II, but no
aniver had been received. Commissioner Peters
stated that he has the correspondence from this
meeting, and he discussed that at the next meet-
ing (two weeks later) Attorney Rish reported he
was.unable to ascertain true ownership of the
roads. He stated that Mr. Riley responded to the
letter written to him by the Board, and he read
Mr. Riley's response. Commissioner Peters re-
po ted that per this letter. Attorney Rish did not
contact Ike Duren or Charles Wynn as Mr. Riley
s agested that he do at the last meeting, there-
fo'e i did not do his homework as he so stated.
Commissioner Peters stated that these things
shq* Inferior performance, and moved that the
Board advertise for the position of County Attor-
ney and terminate Mr. Rish as soon as a replace-
ment can be made. He also included In his mo-
tio' that Attorney Rish may not be considered
forCounty Attorney as long as he is the City At-
torney. due to the conflict of Interest. The mo-
tion then died for lack of a second.. Chairman
Birmingham then rebutted the following items,
statthg that some of the issues were not the fault
of anyone but the Board. (1) he stated that the
Incinerator contract was not the Attorney's fault
because Bay County offered the Board a contract
and they turned it down because they did not
have enough money to enter a full one year con-
tract. He also stated that the Board was not even
sure what they wanted to do. (2) he discussed
that had the Board admitted to liability in the
flqoding, the insurance would not have paid and
the Board would have had to pay it out of general
revenue. He also stated that it was just within
the last two meetings that the Attorney was
asked to contact the insurance adjustor, and he
did so, (3) he stated that the Board has looked
into the Idea of having engineers inspect all sub-
divisions before they are turned over to the
County, but the Board has never again inquired
aboht specifically signing a contract with an en-
gineering firm for inspection of Sea Shores Sub-
division, (4) he stated that he would like to
know the answer to the sales tax question be-
cause the garbage has been a problem for the
County for years, and (5) he stated that the
Board was under contract with the hospital to
provide the ambulance service needed, there-
fore; Ms. Wilson should have notified the hospital
ofitheir needs. Chairman Birmingham stated that
these issues cannot be blamed on the Attorney
because the Board failed to take further action.
Commissioner Peters stated that the Board can-
not nake decisions about legal opinions, and he
stated that everything he said is true and was
taien from the minutes. He discussed that on
eah Issue the Board requested information from
the Attorney, and it was not done in the appro-
priate amount of time. Chairman Birmingham
stated that the motion died for lack of a second,
and upon public inquiry, he stated that only
County Commissioners have the right to second
a ton.
Commissioner Peters discussed that there
will be a workshop held in Tallahassee on Janu-
ary 11 & 12, 1989 for County Commissioners,
which is sponsored by the Florida Association of
Counties. Commissioner Peters stated that there

will be topics such as Duties and Responsibilities
of County Commissioners. Government Under
the Sunshine Law, and Solid Waste Management.
and he moved than any Board member be al-
lowed to attend the workshop at the expense of
the County. Commissioner Gortman seconded
the motion, and it passed unanimously.
Commissioner Creamer thanked Building
Inspector Manuel and Mosquito Control Director
Graves for taking care of cleaning the burned
trailer off the lot on the corner of Cortez Street
and Americus Avenue at SL Joe Beach.
Commissioner Creamer discussed that the
Search & Rescue Unit is in need of six pagers
(priced at $340.00 each) for use within the City
of Port St. Joe. He stated that the County depart-
ments have radio systems, but the City works off
of a telephone system. After discussion, Commis-
sioner Creamer moved that the Board write the
City of Port St. Joe to request that they share the
cost of these pagers 50/50. Commissioner Pe-
ters seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously. Chairman Birmingham directed Admin.
Ast. Wells to write this letter.
Commissioner Creamer discussed that the
School Board was using a trailer located beside
the Highland View Fire Department, which they
have returned to the County. He stated that Fire
Chief Richards had the Mosquito Control Depart-
ment open the trailer, and there is damage to
the walls and floor due to a leaking air condition-
er. Commissioner Creamer reported that John-
son Lumber Company agreed to sell them the
materials needed at cost (approximately
$350.00), and requested that the Board pay for
these materials and allow the fire department to
use the trailer for a training room (as it will be
cheaper to heat and cool than the fire depart-
ment building). After discussion, the Board
agreed to have the fire department use their
money to pay for this project, and if they run out
of money later, the Board will help them out.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Creamer
about the procedure for placing "No Wake" signs
on the Highland View canal at the White City
Bridge, Commissioner Gortman stated that the
Board had signs up at one time. Chairman Birm-
ingham directed Admin. Asst. Wells to write the
Department of Natural Resources requesting per-
mission for the County to replace the signs.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Birming-
ham, Admin. Asst. Wells reported that the Board
has advertised the permit to remove the rocks at
the Dead Lakes State Park. Chairman Birming-
ham reported that the Road Department is going
to remove the rocks, and stock pile them to be
used in the installation of a bulkhead at the
George C. Gaskin Park. After discussion, Chair-
man Birmingham requested permission from the
Board for each member to sign a letter to the
Army Corps of Engineers, asking them to install
the bulkhead due to the fact that they park their
boats and equipment there regularly. The Board
had no objection.
Chairman Birmingham reported that the
County owns a paved road, in Lester subdivision.,
which dead-ends and one person owns the prop-
erty on both sides of the road for approximately
1/8th of a mile. He stated that this property
owner is requesting permission to temporarily
close this road to traffic, but the County does not
want to give the road up completely due to possi-
ble future development at the end of the road.
Chairman Birmingham requested that Attorney
Rish check to see how this can legally be done
(to also check the subdivision regulations).
Chairman Birmingham discussed the State
law that prohibits hunting or releasing dogs from
any State or County right-of-way. He stated that
there are many unpopulated dirt roads within
the County which citizens would like to hunt on,
and he stated that the Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission told the County to name
specific roads which they would like to have ex-
empted. Chairman Birmingham then gave the
Chair to Commissioner Peters, and moved the
request that the State exempt the following
roads (within 100 yards of structures) from the
State law. Commissioner Goriman seconded the
motion, and. it passed unanimously. Chairman Pe-
ters then returned the Chair to Commissioner
Birmingham. "
J.C. (Jarrett) Daniels Road
Road 12
Mace Martin Road (Including CC Road)
Road 5
Saul's Creek Road
G.U. Parker Road
Upon inquiry by Chairman Birmingham, Ad-
min. Asst. Wells reported that nothing has been
received from Multivision since th special meet-
ing the Board had with them. Chairman Birming-
ham discussed the cable television problems
within the County, and the special meeting the
Board had with the Company. He stated that Mul-
tivision was to immediately make the necessary
corrective changes, and were to put their inten-
tions in writing to the Board. Chairman Birming-
ham then requested that the' Board allow the At-
torney to call and write George Bohn of
Multivision to find out why the Board has not re-
ceived a letter of intent from them. Upon public
inquiry about only one company providing service
for the Beaches, Chairman Birmingham reported
that only one company has asked to be fran-
chised, but others may obtain a franchise If they
are interested.
Chairman Birmingham reported that the
Department of Environmental Regulation has in-
vestigated Sea Shores Subdivision, and Mr. Park-
er and Mr. Costin are going to build a holding
pond per the recommendation of and their
agreement with the Department.
Chairman Birmingham requested that At-
torney Rish have Mr. Core research the M-K
Ranch easement given to 'the County, to see
where it starts. He stated that he thinks the Flor-
ida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission has
put a gate across their easement, and is prohibit-
ing public entrance. Attorney Rish stated that he
feels It extends from the Calrs Barn Road to the
swamp, but he will have Mr. Core verify it. Chair-
man Birmingham requested that Admin. Asst.
Wells have Jake Hysmith, with the Road Depart-
ment, to find out if there is a gate across this
road, and notify Commissioner Gortman if there
Chairman Birmingham discussed canceling
the night Board meeting in December (12-27-
88). stating that this has been a regular proce-
dure of the Board. Commissioner Peters stated
that he objects to this. Commissioner Gortman
moved that the Board cancel their night meeting
for December 27, 1988, and Commissioner Park-
er seconded the motion. Commissioner Peters
stated that the Board has work to do, and the
days for canceling meetings should be gone. The
motion theripassed with the following vote:
Chairman Birmingham and Commissioners
Creamer, Gortman, and Parker voted yes. Com-
missioner Peters voted no.
Chairman Birmingham requested that Ad-
min. Asst. Wells contact all ministers within Gulf
County to see If they would be willing to partici-
pate in a program to have a different minister at
each Board meeting to do the invocation. He re-
quested that Admin. Asst. Wells start scheduling
ministers on a rotative basis as soon as affirma-
tive answers are received.
Chairman Birmingham reported that the
Board is going to begin having workshops on al
major issues, and the biggest one facing Gulf
County today is garbage. He discussed the bids
that were taken several months ago, and he re-
quested that the Board (1) reject both bids re-
ceived, and (2) authorize the Chairman to exe-
cute an agreement with Bay County as of January
1, 1989. He also discussed that the south-end of
the Comnty already has a compactor and hauling
equipment, but the North-end of the County does

not. He reported that Admin. Asst. Wells and
Mosquito Control Director Graves have looked
into the most feasible way to handle this, and are
presently looking at a mini compactor. Chairman
Birmingham stated that the savings between
hauling loose garbage and compacted garbage
would be realized in the first year, and stated
that a special meeting may need to be held to do
something about equipment. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Peters. Mosquito Control Director
Graves reported that there is sufficient equip-
ment on the South-end of the County, but not on
the North-end. Chairman Birmingham reported
that they project spending over $10000.00 in
hauling the garbage loose, and $25,000.00 to
haul it compacted (the mini compactor is ap-
proximately $50,000.00). Upon inquiry by Com-
missioner Peters about the Mosquito Control De-
partment's need for a small truck, Chairman
Birmingham stated that if the garbage is hauled
loose, another small truck will be neededed, but if
they can get a mint compactor and a large truck
instead, they can save on their costs. Upon in-
quiry by Commissioner Gortman. Chairman Birm-
ingham stated that the mini compactor should be
a long-term solution, but even if it is not, the
amount of savings In a year will be tremendous.
After discussion, Commissioner Peters moved
that the Board reject the bids, and Commissioner
Gortman seconded the motion. Upon vote, the
motion passed unanimously. Upon the Chair-
man's request to be authorized to execute the
contract with Bay County, Commissioner Gort-
man stated he cannot vote to sign a contract
which he has not seen. Chairman Birmingham
discussed that one of the bids received was for
approximately $70.00 per ton, and by going with
Bay County, it will cost less than one-half of that
amount. After further discussion about incinera-
tion with Bay County, Commissioner Creamer
moved that the Board accept the one-half cent
sales tax contract with Bay County for the incin-
eration of Gulf County's garbage from January 1
through September 30, 1989. Commissioner
Gortman seconded the motion for discussion,
and requested that anyone on the Board be al-
lowed to review the contract before execution.
After discussion, the motion passed with the fol-
lowing vote: Chairman Birmingham and Commis-
sioners Creamer, Gortman, and Parker voted yes.
Commissioner Peters voted no, stating this busi-
ness should be taken care of at the December 27.
1988 regular meeting.
Commissioner Gortman brought to the at-
tention of the Board a letter from Franklin Coun-
ty concerning the redfish. The Board took no ac-
tion at this time.
There being no further business, the meet-
ing did then adjourn.
DECEMBER 22, 19S68
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
James E. Creamer, Jimmy. 0. Gortman, and Don-
ald B. Parker. Others present were: Attorney Wil-
liam J. Rish, Admin. Asst./Civil Defense Director
Larry Wells, Clerk Benny C. Lister, Deputy Clerk
Towan Collier, Mosquito Control Director Sam
Graves, Jr., and Building Inspector De Wayne Ma-
The meeting came to order at 8:35 a.m.
Admin. Asst. Wells opened the meeting
With prayer, and let the Pledge of Allegiance to
the flag
Upon request by Chairman Birmingham,
Attorney Rish reported that the contract with
Bay County for the incineration of Gulf County's
garbage is a two-year contract, with an option to
renew for another two years If they can agree on.
a price. He then read a letter he had drafted to
Bay County, and discussed that he is still nego-
tiating on a required deposit amount with them
(they are requesting $100,000.00). Attorney
Rish also reported that Westinghouse if going to
take over the Bay County incinerator. After dis-
cussion, Commissioner Gortman moved to ap-
prove and sign the contract with Bay County, and
Commissioner Parker seconded the motion.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Gortman, Attor-
ney Rish stated that it will cost approximately
$18,000.00 per month for the incineration fees.
Upon Inquiry by Mosquito Control Director
Graves, Chairman Birmingham stated that this
price is for all of Gulf County's garbage, regard-
less of which end of the Count it comes from.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Creamer, Attor-
ney Rish stated that he feels if Gulf County ex-
ceeds their agreed tonnage (250,000 tons) just a
little, nothing will be done, but if they continual-
ly exceed more and more each time, they will be
Expected to pay more. Upon inquiry by Commis-
sioner Gortman, Admin. Asst. Wells stated that
.,the Board averaged between-125 and 130-tons
for the South-end last year. After discussion, the
motion passed unanimously.
Chairman Birmingham discussed hauling
costs of garbage to Bay County, and requested
that the Board approve advertising to receive
bids for the purchase and installation of a mini
compactor. He also discussed requesting that
the City of Wewahitchka pay one-half of the cost
of the mint compactor if the Board agrees to
purchase it. Upon inquiry by Chairman Birming-
ham, Admin. Asst. Wells presented pictures of
the mini compactor for the Board to review. Af-
ter. discussion, Commissioner Gortman moved
that the Board advertise to receive bids on the
purchase and installation of the mint compactor.
Commissioner Creamer seconded the motion,
and It passed unanimously.
Chairman Birmingham requested that the
Board purchase a one-quarter page advertise-
ment In each newspaper to notify the citizens
that Buckhorn is going to close and that they are
still to go to the swacars nearest them. He also
stated that the advertisement should request
that citizens help in making sure they dump the
garbage into the trailers. Commissioner Creamer
moved that the Board approve this request, and
Commissioner Parker seconded the motion.
Commissioner Gortman requested that the ad-
vertisement also include that the citizens place
their garbage in bags. Upon vote, the motion
passed unanimously. Mosquito Control Director
Graves discussed that he is having a problem
with Raffteld's dumping scallop shells without
removing the entrails. Chairman Birmingham di-
rected Attorney Rish to get with Mosquito Con-
trol Director Graves on this issue after the meet-
ing. Attorney Rish also reported that he is still
continuing to negotiate with Mr. Kriegel on the
Buckhorn Landfill. Chairman Birmingham then
discussed that the Board has not applied for a
Class III Landfill on the North-end of the County,
and Attorney Rish stated that he will check into
There being no further business, the meet-
ing did then adjourn.

Card of Thanks

The family of Bill Quarles
wishes to thank their many
friends who have helped them in
their hours of need. Special
thanks to all the preachers for
their prayers, doctors and nurses
for their special love and support
they gave to the family.
Thank you
Fan Quarles and family

Sa YOu Saw It In


Christine Lewis

Christine Lewis, 73, passed
away Saturday morning, January
14, in Callaway. A native of Cal-
houn County, she had been a res-
ident of Wewahitchka for nearly
60 years, and was a member of
the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sis-
ters, Hazel Gaskin and Mary
Frances Hanlon of Wewahitchka,
and Lola McDaniel of Gray, Geor-
gia; one stepsister, Margaret
Pridgeon of Port St. Joe. She was
also survived by JoAn and Char-
ley Gramling of Panama City.
Graveside funeral services
will be held at 3:00 p.m. C.S.T.
Sunday, January 22 at Jehu Ce-
metery conducted by the Rev.
Richard Bloodworth. Interment
Will follow. The family requests
that no flowers be sent.
All services are under the di-
rection of the Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch


(Continued from Page 1)
owner. :
The City will be planting dec-
orative trees along Fifth Street
and Highway 98 in the near fu-
Commissioner Emily Roche
said she and Clerk Alden Farris
had met with Florida DOT people
to determine a method and get
permission to plant some sort of
flowering or decorative trees in
the space between the, sidewalk
and the road on the two streets.
Roche reported Tuesday night,
the DOT- had recommended that
Bradford Pear trees be planted
and offered the assistance of the
state agency in determining
where the trees should be planted
and in securing part of a grant
available for the work.
Roche said she would start a
campaign to get local citizens to
buy trees to be placed in the area,
to supplement the grant money
which the city may or may not re-
Roche said she would start the
campaign and grant request im-
mediately with hopes of having
the project underway by spring.
In other business items, the.
, Commission:
S--Agreedto ta~l,to a neighbor
of Marvin Clenney about the un-,
kempt condition of his property
which Clenney said is causing a
-Agreed to proceed with dem-
olition of two pump houses on
Garrison which formerly housed
pumps which supplied the city
drinking water.
-Agreed to proceed with re-
placing the signal light at Second
Street and Highway 98 on an
emergency basis since the present
light broke down late last week.
Superindent Adkison said the
light is old and repair parts are no
longer available. The state has
also directed the city to take the
light down or replace it with a
state-approved system.

Iocal DAR

Attends Tea

Mrs. John E. Drohishagen,
Regent Florida State Society
Daughters of the American Revo-
lution, was honored at a tea given
at the Capitol City Country Club
in Tallahassee on Tuesday, Janu-
ary 17.
Mrs. Drohlshagen has chosen
as her project assisting in the
furnishing of the House Chamber
of Representatives in the re-
stored Old State Capitol as it was
in 1902.
Arrangements for the tea
were made by the Caroline Brev-
ard DAR Chapter in Tallahassee.
Members of St. Joseph Bay
Chapter attending were Mes-
dames James Heathcock, Regent,
Charles Brown, Adelaid Boscoe,
George Core, Paul Fensom. Ar-
chie Gardner,. Roberta Harden,
Paul Kunel, W.B. Simmons, and
Jean Wilson.


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SEAFOOD PLATTER ved with bakedoo, a
SEAFOOD PLATTERes salad or slaw


Carter Says Gulf Is

Active Food Producer

Roy Lee Carter, Extension
Agent for Gulf County told the Ki-
wanis Club Tuesday there are no
strictly farm families in Gulf
county. He pointed out there were
several who farm part-time,
growing a number of agricultural
There are full-time farmer op-
erations in Gulf county, but they
are not family farms. FICO Farms
is active in producing blueberries
and pecans and MK Ranches is ac-
tive In aquaculture production.
Carter said competition from
foreign nations has dealt the
farmer a blow. "South American
farmers can purchase machinery
and get labor much cheaper than
their U.S. neighbors and are put-
ting up some stiff competition to
U.S. farm products. "A few years
ago, we had no competition," Car-
ter said. 'We were the most effec-
tive and productive food produc-
ers in the world. Now we have
competition from other nations."
In Gulf county, Carter said the
blueberry and pecan crops are be-
coming important agricultural
products, but warned it is expen-
sive and a slow recovery of invest-
ment for anyone thinking of get-
ting into the business.
The agent said the fastest
growing crop today in Gulf county
is the production of crawfish by
MK Ranches.
"They're planting rice and

leaving the straw for the crawfish
to feed on. They are thriving on
the straw", he said.
MK has increased its crawfish
production from 800 acres in pro-
duction ponds last year to about
2,500 acres in production this
"year. He said MK was aiming to-
ward a market for both hardshell
and softshell crawfish. The soft-
shell crawfish is about the same
as a softshell crab and the entire
crawfish can be eaten.
Carter said MK is also experi-
menting with a new fish called
the Tilapla, a fish which looks
much like a shellcracker and is
highly prolific. The Tilapia has
the feeding habits of a carp and is
tightly controlled by the Depart-
ment of Agriculture because it is
an imported species with no natu-
ral enemies.
Carter said the Tilapia can
produce a harvest of about 40,000
pounds from a small pond, twice a
Catfish produce a marketable
crop once a year. Even so, produc-
tion of catfish is a growing con-
cern in Gulf county also.
Guests of the club were Key
Clubbers Michelle Taylor, Laney
Howell, Christy Maige, Christy
McDaniell, Stacey Kemp, Judson
Pollock and Matt Taylor. Port St.
Joe's new postmaster, Dennis Ge-
ophagan was also a guest of the

NAACP Honors McGee

The NAACP recognized
James McGee as the first black
police officer hired in Port St. Joe.
McGee was admitted to the force

in 1967. He was presented a
plaque by County Commissioner
Nathan Peters, Jr. for his 22 years
of service to the community.

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YJ You have it in your power to hold down health care
costs. Personal living habits have a profound effect on
your health. If you ate properly, got adequate rest and
exercised regularly, there would not be such a great
need for health technology.
It is less expensive to modify your behavior and W
remain healthy than to return you to health after the A
damage has been done. Start off the New Year by
resolving to take better care of your body.

prescriptions, health needs and other pharmacy products.
We consider this trust a privilege and a duty. May we be
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Boy Scouts Receive $500

I The local troop of the Boy Scouts were the beneficiaries of the hours donated to their organi-
zation by Eugene Jones, an employee of Florida Power Corporation. For each hour of community
service work, the Florida Power Corporation donates money to the organization which their em-
ployee aids. In the case of Mr. Jones, he has donated many hours of his time to be an Assistant
Scoutmaster, and Florida Power gave the Boy Scouts $500 for the time which Mr. Jones spent
with them.
In the photograph above, Bobby Bearden, Scoutmaster on left, is shown receiving the check
from Mr. Jones. Looking on from left, are Boy Scouts, Chris Follin, Lee Fountain, Dennis Thomas,
Keith McDonald, Andy Smith, Bobby Fields and Clint Campbell.
-Star photo

Sharks Win Two Games, Score

101 Points Against Marianna

Tickets Available
for Banquet
The Annual Football Banquet
honoring the 1988-89 Port St. Joe
High School Sharks will be held
Friday, January 20 at 7:00 p.m. in
the .Port St. Joe High School
Commons Area.
Tickets are $5.00 and are
available through the Athletic
Department. For more informa-
tion, call 227-1387.

Hunter's Class
Next Week
There will be a Hunter's Edu-
cation Class at the Florida Power
Lounge on January 23, 24 and 25
from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. Instruc-
tions at the rifle range will be giv-
en on Saturday, January 28.
Anyone who has not had
proper instruction in the use of
firearms is asked to attend these

Plans to Begin
Project Graduation,
There will be a special meet-
ing Thursday, January 19, at the
Catholic Social Hall on 20th
Street at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose
of formulating plans for project
graduation. All parents of Seniors
and the Seniors themselves are
strongly urged to attend.

Kill 8-Point Deer

Bill Harper, left, and David Horton killed this eight point deer
last Thursday morning while hunting above White City. Neither
one would claim the actual kill as it took both of them to bring
the buck down.
Star photo

Time to Begin to Think

of Dixie Youth Baseball

As the weather warms and
you begin to think of spring
ahead, you know that it's almost
baseball time. In preparation for

Trainee Needed
Entry level job in our
fast growing floor and car-
pet maintenance business.
Some day work, some
Possibility of advance-
ment into management.
After training, must
have clean driving record,
have transportation and tel-
ephone. Bondable neces-
To arrange interview,
call Custom Clean 227-1166.



Also ser

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the upcoming 1989 season,
coaches and officers of the Dixie
Youth baseball organization will
have a meeting on January 30 at
7:00 p.m. at the Fire Station.
Registration for the local
baseball organization for all
youth, ages 8 12, Minor and Ma-
jor leagues, will begin February
20 and continue through March 3.
Registration will be from 10 5:30
each day at the Athletic House,
located at 234 Reid Avenue. Fees
will be $25 for one child, and $20
for each additional child in the
same family. A birth certificate
will be required for those who reg-
ister with the local league for the
first time.
13 and 14 Year Olds
There will be registration held
for boys ages 13 and 14 for the
Pony League at the Athletic
House starting January 16
through January 31. All boys are
encouraged to participate.



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Sunday: 12 noon till 9 p.m.

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y and Helen Horton Welcome You

Willie Smith, Kevin Cox and
Eric Langston went on a scoring
tear here Friday night, as the
Sharks neared the 100-point scor-
ing mark for the first time this
season in dumping the Blount-
stown Tigers.
The Sharks took a 41-31 lead
in the first half and never looked
back. The Tigers took the scoring
edge in the third period only,
when they put up 26 points while
the Sharks were netting "only"
Willie Smith was the leading
scorer for the Sharks netting 31
points the slow way; one and two
points at a time.
Eric Langston poured in 26
points, including two three-
pointers, while Kevin Cox had 20
for his season high, with two
Richard Gatliff led the Tigers
with 24 points.
Score by Quarters:
Port St. Joe 19272031-97
Blountstown 16 15 26 26--83
PSJ-Langston 9-6-26, Smith
13-5-31, Cox 8-2-20, Larry 2-1-5,
Quinn 3-1-7, Hamilton 2-0-4,
Pryor 1-2-4.
Tigers--Davis 3-5-11, Wil-
liams 4-2-10,M. Gatliff 6-0-17, R.
Gatliff 10-4-24, Donaldson 5-0-
11, Everett 3-4-10.

Port St. Joe's Sharks took off
Tuesday night in a shower of



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points and crossed the 100 point
threshold for the first time this
year in putting the leash on the
Marianna Bulldogs here in the
The Sharks crossed the 100-
point mark on a layup by Kris
Bowen. The ball was knocked out
of the basket by Marianna players
who were called for goal tending,
giving the Sharks the two points
automatically. Eric Langston
flooded the nets with 33 points,,
including five three-pointers to
pace the Shark shooting.
Willie Smith caught fire in
the first half and bucketed 19
points for the game; 17 in the first
half, which was instrumental in
getting the Sharks off to such a
fast start.
Reginald Larry added 14
points, while Kevin Cox had 12
for the Sharks, who had four men
scoring in double figures.
Rod Myrick led the Bulldogs
with 18 points.
The Sharks had a 20 point
lead at half time. The Bulldogs
out-scored the Sharks in the sec-
ond half, but only by seven
Score by quarters:
Port St. Joe 27 2620 28-101
Marianna 151822 23-88
PSJ--Langston 13-2-33,
Smith 8-3-19, Cox 5-1-12, Larry
7-0-14, Cherry 4-0-8, Peters 0-1-1,
Hamilton 1-2-4, Bowen 1-0-2,
Pryor 3-0-6, Ray 1-0-2.
MARIANNA-Bryant 7-1-15,


Matthews 6-2-16, Russ 5-1-11,
Swilley 2-9-13, Young 2-0-4, My-
rick 6-3-18, Shadurn 1-4-6,
Banks 1-3-5.
Langston had five three-
pointers and Cox had one for the
The Sharks are now 8-5 for
the season.

THE SHARKS will be on the
road for the next full week of play.
Tonight, January 19, the team
will be in Wewahitchka, meeting
the tough Gators. Tuesday night of
next week, the Sharks will meet
the Sharks of Apalachicola, an-
other strong regional team.

VFW Auxiliary
Sets Activities
The John C. Gainous VFW
Post #10069 Activities for the
winter season are:
The Auxiliary is sponsoring a
Valentine's Dance at the Post on
Saturday, February 11th at 7:00
p.m. No admission is being
charged. Members of the Post,
Auxiliary, and friends are invited.
Also on February 14th, a
drawing will be held for a 20" RCA
remote control color T.V. The
VFW is sponsoring a fish fry at
the Florida National Bank Park
on March 17th. The proceeds to
go to the Building Fund.


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injection, which automatically mixes gas-
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as an accessory.

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Port St. Joe High School V

Shark News 4
By: Hilda Cosme

St. Joe students are getting
back into the swing of things after
a long Christmas break. Everyone
is happy to be back.
The annual science fair will
take place Monday, January 30.
The projects will be displayed in

the Port St. Joe High School gym
from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
This Thursday. January 17,
an Employability Skills Work-
shop will be conducted for all
Seniors by Ms. Monica Venkler
from Gulf Power. This will help

the students by giving them
pointers and advice on how to do
better at job interviews and such.
The LOTS MORE Scholarship
Committee is now getting started
at Port St. Joe High School. The
main objective of this new group
is to make the students aware of
the scholarships available to
them. The members of this com-
mittee are also students. They are
Tracy Melvin, Hilda Cosme, Yo-
landa Daniels, and DeWana Dav-
Again, parents are encour-
aged to visit the Career and Col-
lege Center with their children. It

is certain to be very helpful.
Juniors and Seniors, you have
been invited to attend College
Night in the Student Center at
Gulf Coast Community College on
Wednesday, January 25 from 6:00
to 8:00 p.m. C.S.T. Also see the
guidance bulletin describing de-
tails for a SAT prep course at
Gulf Coast Community College.
Seniors, remember to mark
your calendars to attend a Step-
By-Step Senior-Parent Financial
Aid Workshop. This will take
place Tuesday, February 28, from
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the commons

Governor Unveils Prepaid College Program

Would Guarantee Price of Child's Future College Tuition

On- September 22, Governor
Martinez unveiled the State of
Florida's Prepaid College Pro-
gram. This Program guarantees
the cost of a child's future educa-
tion at a fixed price today. The
State created this Program to
take the uncertainty out of one of
the most important questions
facing our parents today: What
will it cost my child to go to col-
lege? The State is guaranteeing
the cost of tuition and dormitory
for students attending any of our
state universities and public
community colleges to parents
establishing a prepayment plan.
The deadline for filing an ap-
plication to take advantage of the
1988/89 prepayment schedule is
Friday, January 20. Already, some
23;000 applications have been re-
ceived establishing a prepaid col-
lege contract. Of that, approxi-
mately 6,000 are prepaid
dormitory applications. As the
deadline approaches, we are now
receiving over 1,000 applications
per day.
Nearly four months have
passed since the beginning of the
Program. The deadline is January
The Program has generated
several interesting "stories". An
Orlando business owner became
so Impressed with the Program
that he has established matching
funds for the children of his em-
ployees as a company benefits.
Letters have been received from
Florida men and women sta-
tioned in the armed forces over-
seas who have heard of the Pro-
gram and want to enroll their
children. One proud grandfather
in the Keys sent in an application
for his grandchild the very day
she was born
Detailed information about
Z program applicants, such as the
age and geographic distribution
of the beneficiaries and the pay-
ment methods being chosen can
be provided. Arrangements may
also be made to interview appli-
cants from your area. In addition,

The lunch menus for the Gulf
County School system is as fol-
Monday, January 23 ham-
burger with cheese, lettuce, toma-
to, pickle, French fries, brownie
and milk
Tuesday, January 24 pizza,
sliced peaches, green beans, cake
and milk
Wednesday, January 25 -
sloppy Joe. cheese wedge, fruit
cup, English peas and milk
Thursday, January 26 spa-
ghetti with meat sauce, tossed
salad, green beans, buttered rolls
and milk
Friday, January 27 batter
dipped fish, cole slaw, French
fries, cornbread and milk.
Menus may change due to the
availability of foods.

College Day
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege will hold its annual College
Day on Wednesday, January 25,
from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and
Thursday, January 26, from 8:30
a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Both ses-
sions will be held in the Student
Center, located at the east end of
the campus. .
According to Pattie Wood-
ham-McAllister, coordinator of
school and community relations,
representatives from 40 colleges
in the southeast have been invit-
ed to the Student Center to talk
with students interested in at-
tending a four-year institution.
High school Juniors and sen-
lors and their parents are invited
to attend the evening session, as
are GCCC evening students. The
morning sessions is for Gulf
Coast, students interested in
transferring to a four-year school.
More information on College
Day Is available at 769-1551, ext.

both the Chairman and the Exec-

utive Director of the Program are

available for interviews.

Gulf Pines


Has A New Weapon

To Mend

Broken Hearts.
Gulf Pnes Hospital has
joined the Heart Neturk at
Tallahassee Memorial Regional
Medical Center, which means
that Gulf Pines now has t-PA
and Streptokinase in our
Emergency Room. This modem
therapy can save lives and
improve life after a heart attack
They are called miracle drugs
... especially if you are having
a heart attack. t-PA and Strep-
tokinase are used to stop the
cause of most heart attacks a
blockage in the artery of the
heart and are most effective if
given three to six hours after the
onset of the heart attack
Should they be needed, car-
diologists and surgeons at the
Heart Institute at Tallahassee
Memorial are available to us
for immediate consultation.
Gulf Pines Hospital and the
Heart Network at Tallahassee

Elementary Science Fair

Port St. Joe Elementary
School will be holding a Science
Fair on February 2 and 3. Individ-
ual projects by sixth grade stu-
dents will be on display during an
open house on Thursday, Febru-
ary 2, from 6:00 8:00 p.m. The
public is cordially invited to
atend this open house, which will

be held in the elementary school
Parents and other community
members are also invited to visit
the school on Friday, February 3,
during school hours to view
classroom projects which will be.
on display throughout the school.




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SUNDAY SCHOOL ....................................... 9:45 A.M.
WORSHIP SERVICE ...................... 11:00 A.M. & 7:00 P.M.
CHURCH TRAINING (Sunday) ........................... .. 6:00 P.M.
MID-WEEK PRAYER (Wednesday).......................... 7:00 P.M.

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,,Revival at
\ For a Spiritual post-holiday
pick-me-up, attend the big "one
day revival" scheduled at First
Baptist Church on Sunday, Janu-
ary 22. Services will be at 11 a.m.
'., and 7 p.m. with Evangelist Fred
McCoy preaching,
Rev. McCoy is a young dynam-
ic revivalist that is much in de-
mand. He centers his program of
evangelism toward reaching the
lost, building the church, streng-
thening th home, challenging the
youth, and encouraging the pas-
tor. McCoy is married to the for-
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1st Bapt.
mer Jackie Smith of Enterprise,
Alabama. When not in revival, he
serves as staff evangelist of
Northside Baptist Church, War-
ner Robbins, Georgia.
In conjunction with the "one
day revival", First Baptist is ob-
serving a high attendance day in
Sunday School. There will be a
telephone blitz of all members to
encourage 100% attendance.
Everyone is invited to be a
part of the services at First Bap-
tist Church.

Significant changes in Medi-
care coverage go into effect this
January. The new provisions,
which are included in the "Medi-
care Catastrophic Coverage Act
of 1988," expand Medicare cover-
age for seriously ill persons.
Included in the changes are
unlimited periods of hospitaliza-
tion after payment of the annual
deductible amount, unlimited
hospice care, and 150 days of
skilled nursing facility care.
This year's hospitalization
deductible is $560. A coinsurance
payment of $25.50 per day for
skilled nursing facility care must

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be paid for the first eight days of
care only. Beginning in January
1990, additional medical and pre-
scription drug benefits will be
covered, too.
By this time, all Medicare be-
neflciaries should have receivedi-
their revised Medicare Handbook
showing a side-by-side compari- '
son. of the old and new coverage.
Anyone with questions about
coverage can call a special toll-
free Medicare phone number, 1-
800-888-1998. Also you may con"-
tact any Social Security office lo-"'
cated near you for more informa-

Celebrates Sixth

Audra Virginia Browning celebrated her
sixth birthday January 10th. She shared
cupcakes with Mrs. Gentry's kindergarten
class and had a party at the Pizza Hut in
Panama City with many friends.
She is the daughter of Ms. Barbara
Browning of St. Joe Beach, and the grand-
daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Howard Browning
and Bill (Grandpa) and Phyllis Altstaetter,
all of Port St. Joe.

Lt. Thorpe In

LL Mediterranean'
-Navy Lt.Jiig. Paul J. Thorpe,
,son of retired Army Col. John 0.C
Thorpe of Port St. Joe, recently"
deployed to the Mediterranean
soek aboard the amphibious assault
9 ship USS Guadalcanal, home-,
ported in Norfolk, Virginia.
During the six-month deploy-
EEE ment, Thorpe will visit such ports
'12 as Toulon, France; Lisbon, Portu-
gal; Haifa, Israel; Palma, Mallorca;
ic. Rota, Spain; and Genova, Italy.
A 1985 graduate of Texas
A&M University, College Station,
Texas, with a Bachelor of Science
t degree, he joined the Navy in Oc-
7 tober 1985.

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here from New York City.
He is survived by his mother,
Mrs. Evelyn Curcie, of Port St. Joe;
his wife, Mrs. Louise Curcie. He is
also survived by five sons, John L.
Curcie of Williamstown, New
York, Jerry D. Curcie of West
Monroe, New York, James Jay
Curcie of Port St. Joe, Jody Curcie
of Williamstown, New York, Jeff
Curcie and Jason Curcie, both of

St. Joe Beach; two daughters, Mrs.
Roxann Lamb of Port St. Joe and
Ruth Wilbur of Compass Lake;
one brother, Robert Curcie of St.
Joe Beach; and 10 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held in
the Chapel of Gilmore Funeral
Home with Rev. William Smith of-
ficiating. Burial and committal
services were held in Mexico, New

John Curcie
John (Yankee) Curcie, age 61,
of St. Joe Beach, passed away
Wednesday, January 4. He was a
Protestant by faith, and a carpen-
ter by trade. He was a veteran of
the U.S.M.C. He had lived in this
area for the past 10 years, coming

FHP Manning
Inspection Points
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting Driver License
and Vehicle Inspection Check-
points during the week of January
20 through January 26 on SR-22,
SR-71, SR-30 and CR-386 in Gull
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.

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Justin Body
Celebrates Third
Happy third birthday to Jus-
tin Ashley Body. He celebrated
his birthday with a Care Bears
party at his home at Red Bull Is-
land, Wewahitchka, given by his
parents, Kendall and Rick. Justin
is -the grandson of Brenda and
Paul Norris and the great grand-
.: son ofAfr:. illie Glynn Holmes,
all of Wewahitchka.

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to have a checking account that charges you
fees but doesn't pay you interest.

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now and start earning extra dollars every year.

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s Tom Gardner Speaks

I Parks Director Clarifies His Views

Several news stories have
been written recently which par-
tially or incorrectly reported my
. views on the issues concerning
our state park system. I want to
take this opportunity to address
those issues fully.
The Florida Department of
Natural Resources, Division of
Recreation and Parks, is charged
with providing recreational op-
portunities to Florida's citizens
and the conservation and preser-
vation of our outstanding public
lands. I believe the more impor-
tant responsibilities the Division
of Recreation and Parks has are:
management and operation of the
State's recreation and conserva-
tion areas; technical assistance
for local government recreational
development programs; and de-
velopment of the Florida Recrea-
tional Trails Program.
The management and opera-
tions of the state park system is
the responsibility most typically
associated with the Division of
Recreation and Parks. The histor-
ic policy in the division is that
fees and concession revenues
should not exceed 50% of the op-

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Tom Gardner
Executive Director
erations of the division and that
the balance should be funded
from other sources, primarily the

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9:45 a.m.
5:45 p.m.

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

Land Acquisition Trust Fund
The LATF provided 65% of the
park operating funds last year the
the reliance on LATF is expected
to grow. Approximately $20 mil-
lion was transferred from LATF to
park operations last year alone.
Had these funds been available
for land acquisition we could have
purchased the top 14 projects on
the LATF acquisition list repre-
senting over 7,000 acres. I believe
using LATF funds as a primary
source to support park! opera-
tions is a bad policy.
The Division of. Recreation
and Parks should set as a goal,
generation 100% of park operat-
ing cost from fees and conces-
sion. I believe this can be ob-
tained creatively by providing
sorely needed recreational op-
portunities in appropriate recre-
ational areas. As we become an
increasingly urban and suburban
state, the public will need im-
proved access to bicycle and ca-
noe concessions, picnic pavi-
lions, hiking, camping, and
swimming opportunities. All of
these recreational opportunities
can provide operating revenue to
the division. In addition, the
funds generated from recreation-
al areas could provide the dollars
needed to manage and protect the
wilderness and preserve lands
that cannot and should not gen-
erate the fees to support their op-
eration and protection.
The Division of Recreation
and Parks also provides technical
and financial assistance to local
governments to develop their rec-
reational programs. This effort
has historically been a very low
priority within the division. I fa-
vor greatly expanding this role to
provide greater assistance to cit-
ies and counties in developing
their parks and recreation pro-
grams through the development
of softball fields, tennis courts,
and swimming facilities. Contrary
to published reports. I do not
support adding these items to
state parks. I believe we should
work closely with local govern-
ments to provide those recrea-
tional opportunities on city and
county land. Expanding this effort
is good policy which will help lo-
cal governments meet the recrea-
Stlonal needs of their growing pop-
ulations.- .
I)ne ofQ thenrft6lt exciting rec-
reational opportunities we have



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health conscious America
rediscovering this versatile
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is the Florida Recreational Trails
program. This program purchas-
es abandoned railroad rights-of-
ways for conversion to hiking, bi-
cycling, and horseback riding
trails. This has also been a very
low priority within the Division of
Recreation and Parks. Although
the legislature appropriated $3
million in 1987, the division has
not moved quickly to capitalize
on this unique opportunity. As a
result some trails lines have been
lost. I have directed the staff to
accelerate the trail acquisition ef-
fort. We cannot allow this recrea-
tional opportunity to be lost; the
Florida Recreational Trails Sys-
tem must be developed.
.Another policy issue that
greatly concerns me Is the ques-
tion of who should manage pre-
serve lands. It is my goal to estab-
lish a management unit, either
under the Division of State Lands,
or as a separate division, to man-
age all state preserve lands. The
Division of Recreation and Parks
should act as a participant and
not as the sole landlord. There is
a potential conflict of interest
when the division responsible for
managing recreation also manag-
es the land that the recreation is
placed on. I believe that all ap-
propriate state agencies and en-
vironmental organizations
should be encouraged to partici-
pate in the management deci-
sions of our sensitive preserve
Finally, I would like to ad-
dress the issue of commercial de-
velopment in state parks. At my
request, .the Division of Recrea-
tion and Parks developed a pro-
posal for generating revenue at
selected state parks. The Divi-
sion's proposal included lodges,
marinas, and restaurants at 10 of
ouir recreation areas. Although I
felt a few portions of the proposal
had potential, the bulk of the pro-
posal was unacceptable. In Au-
gust of last year the Governor and
Cabinet made it clear that they
did not favor intensive develop-
ment in our state parks. Any sig-
nificant capital improvements
such as campgrounds and pavi-
1ons must be reviewed by the
Governor and Cabinet. I fully
support that review process.
I hope this clears up an mis-
conception regarding the future
of our state parks, No issue is
'"iore critical within this depart-
ment as is the Issue' of preserving
our unique environmental heri-

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essen- through.
potato, -2 medium Washington Russet po-
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e vege- 2/3 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1 tomato, chopped and drained
Russet 1/4 cup minced parsley
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instant green onions
through 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pep-
stently per
ashing- Dash dill weed, crushed
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The Family Church
252 Avenue E Port St. Joe, Florida Church Phone 229-8137
Pastor: Rev. Napoleon PIttman
11:00 A.M. .... Morning Worship, 12:30 P.M.... Intercessory Prayer
4:00 P.M......... Youth Service WEDNESDAY
6:00 P.M ..... Evening Worship 6:30 P.M.......... lst-6th Grade
7:30 P.M. Bible Study & Fellowship
WJBU AM 1080 Tune In Every Sunday Morning at 8:45
Sponsor of New Covenant Christian Academy K-4 thru 6th grade,

P. 0. 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

Free Estimates 1-800-338-7420

Corner 10th Street and U.S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, Florida 32410
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478

Ellen F. Allemore, Broker -
Joy Holder 648-8493
Dot Craddock 648-5486
Brenda Lynn 648-8215

2012 Long Ave., Port St. Joe: 3 or 4 bed-
rooms, 2 bath, nice home near schools, chain link
fence, swimming pool, $85,900.
Corner of Court & Alabama, St. Joe Beach:
New frame stilt home, 2 bd., 1 ba., llvJdinJkitchen
combo, nice deck, furnished, ch/a. $77,900.
305 Gulf AIre Drive: Beautiful gulf view, 3 bd., 2
ba. brick home, dbl. garage. $115,000.
35TH SL Mexico Beach: Large 3 bd., 3 ba.
unfurnished, close to pier, very nice, Reduced to
35th St.: Big 1900 p ftovJne, 3 bd., 3
ba., gorgeous sun ,lafle 0,000.
Cortez St. End Triplex at St. Joe Beach: Lg. 3
bd., 21h ba., covered deck, good layout,
fireplaces, $122,900 $129,000.
9815 Hwy. 98: Lovely 2' bd., 211. ba. furnished,
."9o821 Hwy. 98: beauitufully furnished 2 bd., 2 1/2
ba. town home. Reduced $98,500.
9811 Hwy. 98: Spacious 3 bd., 21V ba.,
townhome wlf.p., nicely furnished, Reduced to
9735 Hwy. 98: Roomy 3 bd., 2V ba. townhome,
completely furnished wlf.p. Reduced $110,000.
Ward St.: WATERFRONT, half of duplex, 3 bd., 2
be., furnished, f.p., NICEI Reduced $121,500.
Gulf Aimre Drive: 2 triplexes 1 bd. w/loft each, to-
tal of 6 units, furnished, $38,900 ea.
321 Beacon Road. New 2400 sq. ft. nice decor, 3
bd., 3V/ ba., fashionable brick home. Large
20'x20' upper deck, fireplace, garage, patio,
Gulf Aire Dri"-: Good single family vacant lot,
202 Periwinkle: Big 5 bd., 3 ba. home, screen
porch, master bd., bath & own living area up-
stairs. $140,000. .
408 Gulf Aire Dr.: New 3 bd., 2 ba. brick home, 2
car garage, patio, f.p., ceiling fans at a ready for
you price, $89,000.
Gulf Aire Dr.: Good corner single family lot,
Beacon Road: Nice single family lot, good
neighborhood. Reduced to $25,000.
Beacon Road: Two large single family lots, One
$19,500, and one $17,500.
309 Buccaneer Road. Beautiful wooded vacant
lot close to pool & tennis courts. $22,500.
Sea Pines & Beacon Rd.: Lovely 3 bd., 2 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.
Developers A 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, f tildlhol on 3 lots, yard
well water, just tfr"'Cr Slbuy, $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. 12 bea. townhome,
furn., $48,500 or $194,000 for all 4.
DeSoto St.: Newly remodeled 1 bd., 1 ba. house,
walk-in closets, ceiling fans, shed. V' block to
beach. Partially furnished. Reduced to $50,000.
Alabama Very nice 3 bd. 2 be. mobile home,
chla, screen porches, fully fenced, landscaped.
Selma St.: Super nice Ig. double wide furnished
3 bd., 2 ba. trailer on 1 V lots, with Ig. utility
house. Immaculate. Reduced to $49,950.
Corner of Balboa & U.S. 98 Gulf Pointe No. 1:
Beautifully furnished 2 bd., 2V bath condo,
great price, $79,900.
Coronado Townhomes. 2 bdrm., 1V ba.
dedicated beach. Unobstructed view. All
amenities. Furnished $84,900; unfurnished,
3 lots Pineda St. 1st block, $55,900.
U.S. 98 between Cortez & Desoto: 3 bd., 2 ba.,
unobstructed Gulf view. Gas, cen. h&a, great
buy, $62,000.
Balboa St.: Speakers, music system in lovely,
comfortable 24'x60' double wide 3 bdrm., 2 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 !/ 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.
Port St. Joe: Established area, excellent
neighborhood, beautifully landscaped, 3 bd., 2
ba., fireplace, country kitchen, attractively priced.

Nancy Mock 227-1322
Flo Melton 229-8076
Charline Hargraves 648-8921
John Maddox 648-8899
Margaret Carter- 648-5884
Mary Jane Lindsey 229-8069
Brenda Gulilford 648-5435
Preston Wingate 648-8565
Sandra Scott 648-5849 0
Bobbi Ann Seward 229-6908 ,.
Moira Ritch 648-5286
51710th St.: Nice solid starter home, 2bd.,,l ba;.,
on 2/2 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.
Possibilities. $56,500.
214 7th St.: 2 lots fully fenced, 2 bd., 1 ba., 2
half baths, big rj e p partially furnish-
ed, good sta.
110 Sunset Circle: Lovely brick home on corner
lot & S, 3 bd., 2 be., garden, fruit trees, other ex-
tras. Super neighborhood. Reduced to $98,000.
2004 Juniper Ave.: Comfortable 3 bd., 1 V bea.
brick home, just redone, swimming pool, 1'..
lots, good price, $85,000.. ,.;
Marvin Avenue, vacant lot, 75'x175', no back
door neighbors. $17,500. ''- .. '
230' on U.S. 98, with commercial bldg. & shed,
interested? $134,900.
St. Joseph Bay Country Club
2 bd., 1.1/2 ba. Reduced to $37,900.
Fireplace, tile baths, other amenities. Peace,
quiet and the golf course. 1
Only 1 2 bd. unit left.

Faulk Place and 6th St.: vacant lot, 100'x180
approx. $10,000.
Beacon Hill Bluff: Lg. 4 bd., 2 ba. home, ch&a,
totally furnished, gorgeous decor, screen pcoch,
deck, landscaped, $149,500.
Then assure your fantastic view Buy'~the
waterfront lot across highway at $65,000.
Lovely waterfront duplex 1 bd., 1'/z ba. each
side. Furnished, Super rental, $80,000 ea, side.
3rd Ave.: Nice 14x60' Scot 1984 mobile home, 2
bdrm., 1 ba. custom built masonite siding,
shingle roof, other extras. $35,000.
New Listing: 41st St. Beachside: Unit in.four
plex, Neat as a pin! Furnished,.,2 bd., 1' ba.
Very affordable, $54,500.
New Listing: 12th St. & U.S. 98, Beachfront
Home 3 bd., 2 ba. wlsun room & Ig. kitchen,
Circle Drive West: 3 bd., 2 ba. brick home, 2nd
from beach, furnishec, carport, $79,500.
Hwy. 98 NEWI Great gulf view! 2 bd., 2 ba.
house, covered deck upstairs; office, business
or bedroom downstairs wl'/ bath. Possibilities,
507 Cathey Lane, 2 bd., 2 ba. mobile home
w/Fla. rm., Ig. lot, all fenced. Shop with electric
& phone. Immaculate! $45,000.
117 40th St. Apt 2: 2 bd.. 1 ba.. lose to
beach. $42,900. :
120 Miramar Dr.: Recently redone 3 bd., 2 ba.
brick home, nicely and fully furnished. Land-
scaped. $95,000.
320 Georgia Ave.: Neat 1 bd., 1 be. home
wlworkshop area & stor. shed. Beautiful yard,
Nice! $41,000.
Hwy. 98 Great buy for home across street from
beach. Nice 2 bd., 1 'Y ba. townhomes, furnish-
ed, $48,500 ea. or $194,000 for all 4.
28th St. Beachslde: Gorgeous gulf view from
glassed In porch. 3 bd., 2 ba. brick home, great
investment. $99,500.
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., cen. h&a, mobile hone, 2
screen porches, Ig. outside utility house, very
nice, on Ig. lot. $44,500.
35th St.: 2 bd., 1 ba., 56'x14' furnished mobile,
home. NICE! $35,000.
12th St. Business Center commercial lot 2nd
from highway. $35,000.
13th St. 120' x 90'. close to beach, $28,000.
Grand Isle, Nan Nook: 3 bd., 1 ba., f.p. w/effi-
ciency apt., lots of extras. $87,000.
Oak St.: 2 acres, quiet area, 3 bd., 2 ba. double
wide mobile home wlf.p., island stove & other
extras. 1 acre fenced. $53,900.
Hwy. 386, Sunshine Acres: Two-thirds cleared,
Ig. garden area, 125' on highway. 12 miles to
beach. $7,000.
Overstreet: 2 acres, beautiful pines, good en-
trance drive, a gorgeous home site. $17,500.
Overstreet Hwy. 386 before bridge, 1.47
acres, septic tank. light pole, well, $15,000.

Long Avenue Baptist Church

Licensed Real Estate Broker
411 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe, FL
(904) 227-1428

EXECUTIVE HOME New 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 2 story brick home on large lot.
Lots of extras. Only $114,000.
BEAUTIFUL GULF VIEW LOTS 100'x110'. Owner financing available. $30,000
HOME & THE BEACH Secluded single family homes under construction in beauti-
ful Silva Estates. Enjoy miles of magnificent uncrowded beach. Prices starting at
FOR RENT OR SALE Office mobile home on 1/2 acre lot. Call for additional informa-
CORNER NINTH & WOODWARD 2 bedroom, 1 bath units with kitchens equipped
and central h/a. Prices start at $36,500. Good rental records.
1001 McCLELLAN AVE. Very spacious 2 bedroom home with large studio for the
artist or craftsman. Separate living room, family room, large eat-in kitchen and sun
porch. Oversized lot with loads azaleas and camellias. Priced right at $57,000.
COUNTRY LIVING WITH PRIVACY 3 bedroom, 2 bath double wide mobile home
with garage and large covered front porch. Kitchen has island stove and double wall
ovens. Situated on 3 large lots. YOU MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE. $49,000.
RED BULL ISLAND Two lots near Chipola River. $4,000 each.
16TH STREET 2 beautiful residential building lots. 75'x180' each. Water and sewer
connections available. $15,000 each.
PONDEROSA PINES Wooded 1/2 acre and 1 acre mobile home or single family
homesites near Port St. Joe. Owner financing. 1/2 acre for $8,000, 1 acre for $15,000.
ASSUMABLE 1 acre waterfront lot at Stonemill Creek Estates w/payments only
$105.89 per month.
RED BULL ISLAND. Five lots zoned residential. Owner may sell separately. Mobile
homes okay. $20,000 for all.
GREAT LOCATION Beautiful restricted subdivision at Cape Plantation near golf &
fishing. Prices start off at $16,500 w/possible owner financing.
ST. JOE-BEACH 75'x150' residential area. Mobile homes okay. $7,800.
WOODED LOT Nice neighborhood 75'x150' on paved street. St. Joe Beach. $8,350.

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Employees Who Play on the Job

May Get More Out of Computers

Letting employees play on the hours a week playing with the people up enough that they
job may help them get more work computer. They can do anything new capabilities in their comr
from their computers, says a Uni- they want, so long as it helps ers.
versity of Florida expert on com- them learn the computer better."' Another way to help emp
puters in agriculture. Watson says a responsible, ees be computer-friendly is
'There's a lot of talk about adult, work-environment attitude provide formal training, s
making computers user-friendly," can hold people back from Watson,
says Dr. Dennis Watson. "We also progressing with their comput-
need to encourage people to be ers. Insurance Speciali
computer-friendly." "Learning how to get the most
One approach is to let people out of a computer program re- In Port St. Joe Jan
train themselves and have fun at quires a spirit of adventure and a
the same time, says Watson, who willingness to fail," said Watson.
directs the computer software of- "We tend not to encourage those Insurance specialists f
fice for UF's Institute of Food and attitudes in the workplace, the Florida Department of I
Agricultural Sciences. whether in agriculture or not. But, rance will be in Port St. Joe
"Don't be a Scrooge. People sometimes, using a spreadsheet January 24 to help consul
ask me, 'How can. I help my em- to balance your own budget, just with their insurance problem
ployees have a better attitude to- for the heck, of it, or using the questions.
ward the computer?' I tell them, word processor program to de- Specialists will be on h
'Let your employees spend two sign a Christmas card, can loosen from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.n

The Board of County Commission of Gulf
County will receive sealed bids from any person.
company, or corporation interested in selling the
County the following described personal proper-
One (1) self-contained cubed ice maker (to
be delivered as soon as possible), as follows:
Ice Production: approximately 100
pounds per 24 hours
Storage Capacity: approximately 50% of
ice production per 24 hours
Condensing Unit: air-cooled
Cabinet Finish- please specify
Delivery Date must be specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver
unit on specified date will be set at $25.00 per
Bids will be received until 7:00 o'clock,
p.m.. Eastern Standard Time. January 24, 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
andall bds. -
BY: Douglas C. Birmingham
Publish: January 19, 1989.
CountyBoard of County .Commissioners will hold
a public: hearing to consider adopting a resolu-
tion requesting .that the Legislature. consider lo-
cating another correctional facility in Gulf Coun-
ty. The hearing will be held st 7:00 p.m., E.S.T..
aon January 24. 1989 in the County Commission-
ers' Meeting Room, for public input.
Publish: January 19. 1989.
The City of Port St Joe, Florida request
bids on One (1) Specialized Trash Collection Ve-
hicle. All bids must be F.O.B., Port St Joe, Flori-
Bids must be sealed in an envelope and
plainly marked "Bid Number 341". The City of
Port St. Joe reserves the right to accept or reject
any or all bids, waive any formalities and to
choose the bid deemed best to meet the City's
needs. Bids mus be good for 30 days after open-
Specifications ma:'be obtainedd from .he
city.Clerk's Offiie, P.O. Box 278, Port St Joe.
Florida 32456. Bid opening will be held February
7. 1989. at 8:00 p.m., E.D.T., in the Municipal
Building at the regular meeting of the City Com-
LA. Farris
City Auditor and Clerk
Publish: January 12 and 19. 1989.
of County Commissioners at Its regular meeting
on January 24, 1989 at 6:00 p.m., E.S.T., in the
County Commissioners' Room in the Gulf County
Courthouse, Port St Joe, Florida, will consider
an ordinance with the following title:
An Animal Control Ordinance provid-
Ing for definitions, cleanliness of pre-
mises. regulating vicious animals, fowl
or bird or one causing, a nuisance,
prohibiting notice of impounding,
providing regulations for the notice
and contestof impounding, redemp-
S tion time, appeals, fees and providing
for the sale of impounded livestock.
regulating the keeping of wild beast
and birds, providing for a license, tag,
and inoculation for dogs and cats,
providing or impoundment of unli-
censed dogs and cats, regulating bit-
ing doga and cats, prohibiting animals
running at large with exceptions, pro-
viding for impoundment including
fees, providing for a 'public nuisance
and penalty therefore.
The Board of County Commissioners will
Further consider said Ordinance for adoption at a
special meeting on February 13, 1989 at 6:00
p.m., C.S.T., in the Commons Area of Wewahitch-
ka High School.
A copy of this Ordinance is on file in the of-
lice of the Clerk of circuit Court of Gulf County.
SBy: Douglas C. Birmingham
Benny C. WIster
Publish: January 12 and 19, 1989.
CASE NO. 88-122
Within three (3) months from the time of
the first publication of this Notice, you are re-
quired to file with the Clerk of the Circuit Court
of Gulf County, Florida. Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is Gulf County Courthouse, Port
St. Joe, Florida, 32456. a written and verified
statement of any claim or demand you may have
against the Estate ofT.J. RAFFIELD, deceased.
Each claim must be in writing and must in-
drcate the basis for the claim' the name and ad-
dress of the creditor or his agent or attorney,
and the amount claimed. If the claim is not yet
due, the date when it will become due shall be
stated. If the claim is contingent or unliquidated,
the nature of the uncertainty shall be stated. If
the clam is secured, the security shall be de-
scribed. The claimant shall deliver a copy of the
claim to the Clerk who shall furnish the copy to
the Personal Representative..
Dated the 14 day of October, 1988.
408 Long Avenue
~st Office Drawer 950
Port St Joe, FL 32456
190 4 ) 227-7413
Publialsh: January 12 and 19. 1989.
CASENO. 89-10
IN RE: The Marriage of .'
S Husband Respondent,
S Wife.- Petitioner.,i
^ 456 River Road

Elmira, New York 14903
tion for Dissolution of Marriage has been filed
against you and you are required to serve a copy
of your Answer or other defenses to the Petition
on Petitioner's Attorney:
Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 248
Port St. Joe. Florida 32456
and file the original thereof in the Circuit Court
Clerk's Office, Gulf County Courthouse, Port St.
Joe, Florida. on or before the 9th day of February,
1989. If you fall to do so. a Final Judgment for
the relief sought may be granted by default
DATED this the 10th day of January, 1989,
BY: Tonya Knox
Deputy Clerk
Publish: January 12, 19, 26 and February 2,

File Number 88-123
ministration of rhe estate of THOMAS S. PRE-
SCOTr, deceased, File Number 88-123, is pend-
ing in the Circuit ourt for Gulf County. Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is 1000
Fifth Street, PorL St. Joe. Florida 32456. The
personal representative of the estate is MYRTICE
M. PRESCOTT. whose address is P.O. Box 1027.
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465. The name and ad-
dress of the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All persons having claims or demands
against the estate are required, WITHIN THREE
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE, to file -with the
clerk of the above court a written statement of
any claim or demand they may have. Each claim
must be In writing, And| must Indicae; the basis.
'lir'the claim;, the name andraddres 0of the crli-'
tor or his agent or attorney, and .the amount;
claimed. If the claim is not yet due, the date
when it will become due shall be stated. If the
claim is contingent or unliquidated, the nature of
the uncertainty shall be stated. If the claim is se-
cured, the security shall be described. The clai-
mant shall deliver sufficient copies of the claim
to the clerk to enable the clerk to mail one copy
to each personal representative.
All persons interested in the estate to'
whom a copy of this Notice of Administration has
been mailed are required, WITHIN THREE
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE, to file any objec-
tions they may have that challenge, the validity of
the decedent's will, the qualifications of the per-
sonal representative, or the venue or jurisdiction
of the court.
Date of the first publication of this Notice of-
Administration: January 12. 1989.
As Personal Representative of the
P.O. Box 2542
Panama City, FL 32402
Telephone: (904) 769-1682
Publish: January 12. 19, 26 and February 2,
On December 16, 1988,.an application was
filed with the Federal Communications Commis-
sion seeking approval of the proposed assign-
ment of the construction permit for a new FM
radio station licensed to Port St Joe, Florida to
operate on 93.5 MHz from Dee Wetmore to Mar-
yann Wetmore-Kodlsh and H. Scott Wetmore, a
general partnership comprised of the latter two
individuals. A copy of the application, amend-
ments and related materials are on file for public
inspection at The Star, 306 Williams Avenue,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Publish: January 5, 12, and 19, 1989.

CASE NO. 88-262
FIA. BAR #005222
a Delaware business trust,
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
Gulf County, Florida.
Lot 12, Block "B", Williamsburg Subdi-
vision, as per official plat thereof on
file in the Office of the Clerk of Cir-
cult Court, Gulf County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of'your written defenses, if any, to it
on JULIAN BENNETT, 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.
By: Tonya Knox
Deputy Clerk
Publish: December 29, 1988, January 5, 12, and
19, 1989.
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Sec-
tion 865.09, Florida Statutes, the undersigned
person intends to register with the Clerk of
Court. Gulf County, Florida, four weeks after the
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: Cape Realty Group
LOCATION: Cape San Bias, Gulf County
ADDRESS: Star Rt. 1, Box 223. Port St Joe,
FL 32456
OWNER Chris R. Green (Sole Proprietor-
Publish: December 29, 1988, January 5, 12 and
19, 1989.



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the Gulf county Courthouse, 5th
Street, Port St. Joe. There is no
charge and the public is encour-
aged to attend.
Anyone experiencing an insu-
rance problem should bring his
or her insurance policy and any
other relevant documents with
them to review with an insurance
For more information, call the
North Florida Regional Office in
Pensacola at (904) 436-8040.




Jobs Wanted: Sit with the elderly.
Do some cooking and light houework.
References if required. Contact Ruth &
Jeny, 227-7593. lp 1/19
Land Wanted: 20-500 acres water-
front and road a plus. Serious sellers
only. Write to: Billy Woddington, Rt.
10, Box 319, Lake City, FL 32055; or
call 904/755-4609 for immediate re-
sponse. Brokers protected. 2t p 1/19

Dental Assistant, seeking an ex-
ceptional team person. We focus on
cheerfulness, enthusiasm, and expect
person-to-person communication.
Applicant should be career minded,
personally stable, and health cen-
tered In lifestyle. Some experience or
certification required. Send -resume
to: F. D. May, Rt. 2, Box 75A, Port St.
Joe FL32456. 2t 1/12

Dental Receptionist: Seeking a
team oriented, confident, articulate
individual w/excellent communica-
tion skills over the telephone and In
person. Emphasis on cheerfulness,
enthusiasm and dependability. Appli-
cant should be career minded, person-
ally stable and health centered In llfe-
style. Some experience In
bookkeeping and appointment book
control required. Send resume to: F.
D. May, Rt. 2, Box 75A, Port St. Joe, FL
3245& 2t1/12

ment jobs your area. Many immedi-
ate openings without waiting list or
test. $17,840 $69,485. Call 1-602-
8388885. ext. R5783. 4tp 1/12

Full time position with State of
Florida, HRS Child Support Enforce-
ment Analyst. Case management per-
forming detailed office work to locat-
ed absent parents and ensure payment
of child support. Bachelor's degree
from an accredited college. Position
will be located in Port St. Joe, FL. Ex-
cellent benefits. EOE Affirmative Ac-
tion Employer. Send State of Florida
application to Bill Fox, 411 Hwy. 98
West, Apalachlcola, FL 32320.
it 1/19

The Gulf County School Board is
announcing two job openings as Stud-
clerk. The positions will be for Port
St. Joe High School and Wewahitchka
High School. Job descriptions and ap-
plication are available at the school
offices. Applications must be submit-
ted on or before January 27, 1989,
12:00 Positions are funded by a State
Grant for a specified time period. Gulf
County School Board is an equal op-
portunity employer. 2t/19
The Gulf Co. School Board is cur-
rently accepting applications for two
Pre-Kindergarten Aide/Driver pions.
These federally funded positions will
provide assistance in the Pre-K Han-
dicapped programs at Wewahitchka
and St. Joe Elementary Schools.
Those seeking employment in this po-
sition at Port St. Joe Elementary
should pick up an application at the
school. Those seeking employment
In this position at Wewahitchka Ele-
mentary should contact Principal
Jerry Kelley at 639-2476. Job descrip-
tions are available at each of these
schools. The application deadline is
3:00 p.m (ET) on Jan. 27, 1989. The
Gulf Co. School Board is an equal op-
portunity employer. 2t 1/19
cise your skills to manage Patient
Care services in a 120 bed Extended
Care, Skilled Nursing and Intermedi-
ate Care Facility. Continuing educa-
tin units provided at no cost. Benefits
Include flexible paid time off, premi-
um holiday pay, free life Insurance,
free employee only health insurance
after two years (affordable spouse and
dependendent coverage) and much more -
annual physical provided, paid fu-
neral and jury duty leave, etc.
Contact: Judith Howell, Director
of Nursing, Bay St. Joseph Care Cen-
ter, 229-8244. tic 1/12

CHARGE Guaranteed. Regardless of
Credit Rating. Call Nowl (213) 925-
9906exLt. U3390. 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/3

Help Needed: Avon to order or to
sell. Call 227-1281. 2tc 1/19

St. Joseph Telephone & Telegraph
Company has filed with the Federal
Government a Compliance Assurance
in which it assures the Rural Electri-
fication Administration that It wilf
comply fully with all requirements of
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
and the Rules and Regulations of the
Department of Agriculture Issued
thereunder, to the end that no person
in the United States shall, on the
ground of race, color, religion, sex,
age, handicap, national origin, mari-
tal status, or veteran status, be exclud-
ed from participation in, be denied
the benefits of, or be otherwise sub-
jected to discrimination In the con-
duct of its program and the operation
of its facilities. Under this Assurance,
this organization is committed not to
discriminate against any person on
the ground of race, color, religion, sex,
age, handicap, national origin, mari-
tal status, or veteran status in Its poli-
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participation in any meetings of be-
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or any specific class of individuals, to
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D.C. 20250, or this organization, or
all, a written complaint. Such com-
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days after the alleged discrimination,
or by such later date to which the Sec-
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Electrification Administration ex-
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complainants will be kept confiden-
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r 3 bdrm.,
:chen w/
itil. shed,
:) 4F 1-Q

Upright piano, very good condi-
tin, $395. Call 639-5665 Wewa.
Itc 1/19

For Sale by Owner: 3 bedroom, I
bath masonry home. Liv. rm, fam.
rm, Ig. screened back porch. 1900 Gar-
rison Ave. $40,000. 227-1651 or 227-
7554. 21p 1/19
3 bedroom, 2 ba. masonry house,
ch/a, Ig. kitchen, plenty cabinets,
fireplace, new carpet, fans, Ig.
screened porch, chain link fence, dou-
ble boat shed & storage area. $53,000.
112 Hunter Circle, 229-8095.
4tp 1/19
Howard Creek, Blossom Hill
Road, 1/2 acre with dbl. wide mobile
home, 18 months old. Call 648-8373.
Also FREE kittens to good home.
2t 1/19 & 2/2
For Sale by Owner 3 bdrm., 1 1/2
ba., 1911 Cypress. Price made in-
'cludes stucco siding or other repairs.
Make offer. 769-3829. 3tc 1/12
3 bdrm. 1 bath masonry home.
Cen. heat & air. Livin room & fam.
rm. 1400 sq. ft., new roof, Westcott
Circle, $40,000. 229-8630.
tfc 1/12
4 bdrm., 3 bath home. Cen. heat &
air, Ig. living rm, Ig. dining rm, Ig.
pool, Ig. screened back porch. Many
extras, Insulated windows. Garrison
Ave. $80,000. Reduced. 229-8630.
tfc 1/12
For Sale or Rent: Indian Pass
Beach cottage and five lots. ALLcon-
veniences and many extras. Call 227-
1167 or 648-8624. tfc 1/5/89
2 bedroom furnished nice house
on 1 1/3 lots, 100' from beach. Canal
St, St. Joe Beach. $29,000. Call Mari-
anna, 904/482-3884. tfc 1/5
5 yr. old, 3 bdrm., 1 ba. in quiet
neighborhood, satellite 'dish, 'fenced
back yard, storage bldg., cen. h&a, all
carpeting. Dishwasher, stove & refrig.
& nice screened patio. Asking
$49,900. Can see by appointment
only, 229-86% tf 1/5
.For Sale by Owner: 2 yr. old
home,- 3 bdrm., 2 ba., custom mini
blinds & verticals thrubut, custom
kitchen, auto lawn sprinkler system,
over 1/2 acre lot. At Creekwood
Estates (Wetappo Creek), 4 mi. from
Overstreet Call 648-8460.
tfc 1/5

Beautiful 1/2 acre and acre mo-
bile home or single family homesites
available. Owner fciancing 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.
tfc 1/5
Three 800 sq. ft. ea., 2 bdrm., I ba;
apartments. Good rental income. In
excellent condition, located 606
Woodward Ave. Call for appt. Phone
229-8385 or 227-1689.
tfc 1/5
'HOMIS from $1i (U-Repair). Delin-
quent tax property. Repossessions.
Call 1-602-838-8885, ext. GH5783. 4t
4tp 1/12

Moving Sale, Sat., Jan. 21, 8 a.m.
- 1 pm. 1804 Garrison Ave.
'Garage Sale: Sat., Jan. 21, First
Pentecostal Holiness Church, Fellow-
ship Hall, 2001 Garrison Ave.-8 a.m.
until 5 p.m. Large variety of items.

g. storage
2005 Ju-
tfc 12/22

House for Sale by Owner
I ba., Ig. liv. rm., Ig. kit
laundry rm., dbl. carport, u
back patio w/bbq pit on 2
Asking price, $38,500. Call
or 227-1773 after 5 p.m.

1983 14'x80' mobile horn
ba., 8' ceilings, ceiling fa
blinds, plywood floors. On
with 10'x20' aluminum shed
4 ml. from beach on the C
hwy. Price $45,000 or w
$37,500. 227-1640 or 227-11

For Sale by owner: N
home, 1 1/2 lots, 3 bdrm., 1
mal dining rmr., Ig. great rm,
& Ig. deck in the back w
fence. Also has dbl. garage, I
area overhead. (cen. h&a).
niper Ave. Call after 6:00, 22


312 Madison St., Oak Grove. Pro-
pety is 90'x131'. Three bedroom,- 1
bath frame house with separate den
and utility room, on comer lot. Call.
Cathy daytime, 227-1416.
.t :c. f 1/5 ":

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
Blas. Also lots for sale, terms availa-
ble (in same subdivision). Excellent
investments. Call 227-1689 after 6
tfc 1/5
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

Yard Sale, Jan. 2-1, 9 a.m. 3p.m.
Apt. 23, 800 Tapper Drive. Houehold
articles; bedroom suite, misc. items. If
interested, call 227-1370. Itp
Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach Mini Mall
Paperbacks, 1/2 price


Distribute Frito-Lay@, Nabisco@,
Hershey and othe rname brand
snack foods. No selling. Service com-
pany owned accounts. Independent
National Census shows average in-
come of $2,757.00 monthly. You will
need $15,000.00 cash for equipment.
Call toll-free 1-800-782-1550 any-
time. Operator 4S.

648-8966 Kerosene heater, $75, stereo $20,
ladies roller skates size 7 1/2 $30,
tfc 12/22 Atari computer w/games $40. Sony
Beta recorder $50. Call 648-8345.
ie, 3 bd., 2
ins, mini Deluxe 2 bdrm., 2 bath mobile
i 2 acres home, 14'x70'. Payments $228 per
d, located month for 8 yrs. 229-6346. 3tc 1/19
rs acre, New houseboat furnished, 10x22'
92. living quarters, new 40 h.p. Mariner
tfc 12/15 motor, Call 1-653-9802 Apalach.
2tc 1/19

kit. & for- Wish to trade 1050 x 15 mud rip
2 1/2 ha., tires for radial tires of equal value.
,,,/.a,,b Call 229-6182. Itc 1/19

28' motor home, $1,200. Call 648-
8104. 2tp 1/19
Seat lift chair. If you are a medi-
care recipient or disabled person with
a qualifying condition, call the Toll
Free Number for additional Informa-
tion. 1-800-445-4174. Durable Medi-
cal Equipment available also
4tc 1/19
Piano for Sale: Wanted: Responsi-
ble party to assume small monthly
payments on piano. See locally. Call
credit manager 1-800-447-4266.
3tp 1/19
19' Tri-hull walk-thru Bow Rider
80 h.p. Mariner. Seats 8, fast ski or
fish. $2500. 211 Arkansas, Mexico
Beach. 648--8850. 2tp 1/19
Now Boarding. 'ROSA PINE
STABLES" Horse Boarding, Lessons,
Training, Sales, Jones Homestead,
227-1127 or 229-6224. Ask for Shella.
4tp 1/19
17' travel trailer, sleeps 4, excel.
cond. New tires, inside completely re-
worked. Call 229-6221. 4tp. 1/12
Dining room table & chairs, $125.
Call 229-6285 after 8 p.m. Itp 1/19
Johnson motor, 1982 model, 35
h.p. with elec. starter, good cond., nev-
er been ins alt water. Call 229-6291
after 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
tfc 1/12
Electrolux and all other vacuums,
repairs sales' bags. Anything for
any vacuum and built-in central
vac's. Callaway Vacuum, Tyndall
Parkway, Panama City, 763-7443.
tfc 1/5
Amega elec. wheel chair, w/
battery charger, $1,500 value, asking
$850. Used I time. After 5 p.m, 229-
6794. tfc 1/12

Dependable and responsible per-
son will keep children in my home.
Monday thru Friday. 227-1703.
2tp 1/12
$25.00 reward for any sewing ma-
chine we cannot repair. Servicing all
makes.'Singer and Kenmore specialis-
its. We can adjust your machine to sew
on any difficult fabric. Special on
clean, oil adjust. Only 49.95. Sears,
phone 227-1151. 4tp 1/12

Tel-A-Story, a new Bible story
every day for children and adults.
Call 227-1511. tfc 9/1
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meetings: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Closed Meeting: Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 4:00 p.m. & Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
All meetings at St. James
Episcopal Church, all' times eastern
For further AA information
call: 648-8121


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


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Leon Pollock, Owner
410 Reid Avenue tfel-

We Buy, Pawn, Sell or Trade

Indian Swamp Campground
Highway C-387 Howard Creek
TFC 1/5

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,

Repairs, Carpentry, Painting, Etc.
227-1209 Ed Mosley

'FC 1/5

408 Reid Ave. 229-6954
Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m. 8 p.m
Sun. 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
Self service or drop/off
TFC 1/5

Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clear-
ing, septic tanks, drain fields, fill
Rt. 2, Box A1C, Port St. Joe
Phone 229-6018
TFC 1/5

A custom built home on your pro-
perty from as low as $25.00 PER
SQ. FT. We use insul. windows &
doors, HT pumps, R-30 Insul.
overhead and much more. Your
plan or ours. Call or stop by today
for a FREE consultation.
803 Jenks Avenue
Panama City, FL
24tp 10/27/88

Log Cabins Additions

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

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

REMODELING Home or Business
New or Old, Let Me Do It All
17 yrs. exp. Free Estimates
Jim Scoggins, 229-8320.
TFC 1/5




Call Brian 648-5213

Senior Citizen Discount

Appointments for other hours
123 Desoto St., St. Joe Beach
64 77 12tc 1/19

Labor and Materials
(Most Homes $150 $175)

Licensed Plumber

LAWYER 1-265-4794
24 Years Experience
Workers Compensation, Occupa-
tional Diseases, Injuries and Ac-
cidents. No charge for first con-
1FC 1/5


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Plumbing Contractor* New Construction Repairs
Remodeling Residental and Commercial
Installation of Water Lines and Sewer Lines
Minor Electrical

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821



Pet Grooming

327 Santa Anna St., Joe Beach 648-8307

For Rent or Lease: 2 bdrm., 1 ba.
12'x65' trailer with porch. Located 312
Pineda St., St. Joe Beach. 1st month's
rent free with 12 month lease. No pets.
648-5361. tfc 1/19
Nice one, two and three bedroom
apartments. Cen. h&a, stove & frost-
free refrig., playground available with
parents' supervision. Laundry rm.
provided. Rent determined by income.
4tc 1/19

Mexico Beach: 3 bdrm., 2 ba. furnm.
mobile home. Adults preferred, no
pets, $235 mo. w/ water paid; or would
consider $90 weekly with all utilities
paid. 648-8289. 3tp 1/12
Small self-contained trailer, $50
weekly, utilities paid. Single or couple
only. 6488289. 3tp 1/12
Apartment: Unfurn. 2 bdrm., 1
ba. Extremely nice. Energy efficient
808 Woodward Ave. Call Jernyl N.
Harper, Lic. Real Estate Broker, 227-
1428 tfc 1/12
2 bdrm. furnished nice house on 1
1/3 lots. 100', from beach. Canal St.,
St. Joe Beach. $200 month. Call Marl-
anna, 904/482-3884. tfc 1/5
The Phantry Hotel, Rooms Pri-
vate baths or dormitory style. Daily
or weekly rates. Will renovate to your
taste for lease. 302 Reid Ave., Port St.
Joe, FL 229-8723. tfc 1/5
For Rent: 2 bdrm. 2 ba. apartment
in Gulf Aire, furnished, $350 month.
Call 648-5906 or 1-769-0858. tfc 1/5
Dogw6od Terrace Apartment, 2
bdrm., 1 bath, furnished. Call 229-
6330 tfc 12/29
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
th& covered porch. washer hookup,
Chain link fenced, gulf view, St. Joe
iBeach. $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-
84181. 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.
S tf 1/5

Say YouSawIt In
77 s u

Furnished 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath
trailer, cen. heat, carpet, reasonable.
No pets. Deposit. 648-8211. tfc 1/5
One bedroom apartment, appli-
ances furnished, 1508 1/2 Long Ave.
Call after 6:00, 229-6825. tfc 1/5
Mobile home lot Mexico Beach.
648-569. tfc I/ 5
Mexico Beach: Lease clean 2 bed-
room, 1 bath, cen. h&a, carpet, unfur-
nished, very close to shopping &
beach. Reasonable. (904) 668-2110
work, (904) 386-6004 home. tfc 1/5
For Rent or Sale: 2 bdrm., 2 bath
house at Cape San Bias, many extras.
Call 229-8385 or 227-1689. tfc 1/5

For Rent: Mini-warehouse stor-
age. For more information call 229-
6200. tfc 1/5
2 bedroom townhouses, Gulf
front, furnished or unfurnished. Call
648-5014 after 5 p.m., call 227-1454.
tfc 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
utility bflsl tfc 1/5

4 bd., 2V2 ba. unfurn. house,
Gulf Aire ...-....."... $700 mo.
3 bd., 1 ba. unfurn. apt., Port
St. Joe .............. $250/mo.
2 bd., 11/2 ba. apt. Mex. Bch $325
3 bd., 2 ba. unfurn. apt.
Beacon Hill ......... $500 mo.
2 bd., ba. unfurn. apt. 41st St.
Mexico Beach....... $350 mo.
1 bd., 1 ba. furn. apt.
Gulf Aire ............ $325 mo.
1.bd., 2 ba. unfurn. apt. MB $400
1 bd., 2 ba. furn. apt. MB $450
2 bd., 1 ba. furn. house MB $350
3bd., 1 ba. furn. MB $285
3 bd., 2 ba. unfurnished
Overstreet area......... $550

221 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe, FL
(904) 227-1450
Margaret Hale 648-5659 : Frances Chason 229-8747
Broker/Salesman Ann Six 229-6392
523 7th St. -'Only $30,000 will buy this attractive 2 bedroom 1 bath home on nice-
ly landscaped lot. Its many features include fireplace, large den, foyer, nice
kitchen. .
230 7th St. This newly painted 3sbedroom.1 bath homehas deck and screened
porch, outside storage. Good for starter home or rental investment. $24,000.
1302 McClelland A charming older home with 2/3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, Florida
Room,j double carport. Includes large workshop with full bath-many possibili-
tiesl! $37,500.
505 3rd St.,- Make an offer on this large frame home on 2 50x170, lots. Can be
used as home or office. Appraised at $35,000.,
504 16th St. Attractive Spanish style 3 bedroom 2 bath home on 2 nice lots in
good residential neighborhood. Has new carpet, cedar-lined closet, den with
fireplace, flagstone floor, built-in desk, double carport, outside storage.
1312 Marvin Ave. Recently redecorated 3 bedroom, 1 bath home in excellent
condition. Has central heat/air, ceiling fans, mini blinds, carpet, built-in china
cabinet, large enclosed porch, outside storage. $51,500.
312 Reid Ave. Prime location. 8100 sq ft commercial building. Less than $10.50
per sq ft.
Hwy. 71 Assumable mortgage makes this completely remodeled 3 bedroom 1
bath frame home even MORE attractive Nicely decorated, carpets, screened
porch, new well, new pump. Only $29,000.
Charles Ave. This well-kept 3 bedroom, 1 bath frame home with deck, new cen-
tral heat/air is on 2 75x150 lots. Has many extras including storage building,
new pump, satellite dish. $32,000.
64 Magnolia, Mexico Beach Enjoy the gulf view from the deck of this 3 bed-
room, 2 bath home with custom interior, landscaped yard. Has many features
including track lighting, spiral staircase, custom kitchen. $79,500.
Corner 7th St. & Maryland, Mexico Beach Only $50,000 will buy this 3
bedroom, 1 bath stilt house on nice shaded corner lot.
4th St., Beacon Hill Make an offer on this charming 2 bedroom cottage. Com-'
pletely fumished including dishwasher, freezer. Has new carport, fenced yard.
Columbus St., St. Joe Beach Perfect for large family with 4 bedrooms, 2
baths, large living area. Walk to beach. $35,000.
St. Joseph Shores Owner will listen to offers on this 3 acres with 231 ft of high-
way frontage. .
wa age 80 ft.'gufI6,Nh Hwy. 98 to water.
Port St. Joe 520 3rd St 50x170. $8,000.
Port St. Joe 301 Woodward zoned commercial 75x150. $20,000.
Port St. Joe Corner Palm Blvd. & 18th St. 2 lots in nice residential area.
Ward Ridge Tapper Drive 2 lots 75x185. $16,000.
St. Joe Beach Corner Coronado & Americus 75x130 $10,500.
Mexico Beach 100x100 owner will finance. $10,000.


Furnished Ig. I bedroom apt. h&a,
no pets. Nicely furn., 2 bdrm. house,
screened breezeway, closed garage,.
fenced yd, w/d, carpet, h&a, in town.'
No pets. 229-6777 after 7 p.m. '
tfc 1/5
Warehouse space with office. Ap-.
prox. 850 sq. ft. Suitable for contrac-
tor or small service business. 227-
1100 daysonly. tfc 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
Mobile home lots for rent at Sun '
and Sand Mobile Home Park, 386-A, '
Mexico Beach. Lots 40'x80'. All hook-
ups, elec., water, septic, tel., cable TV,
nat. gas, $65 a month lot rent. 648-
820L. ffic 1/12

1985 Corvette, med. metallic blue,
glass top, all power, Bose sound sys-
tem, excel. cond., 42,000 miles, best'
reasonable offer. 648-8540. 2tc 1 /19
1982 Ford Exp, black & silver,
good cond., 4-spd, a/c, $1,200 obo.
1987 Chev. Slo Slo Red low-rider,'
$500 down & take over payments. Call,
Chris Howell 648-8274 after 4:00 p.m.
2tp 1/19
1982 Chevy station wagon, a/c,c,
p/b, p/s, good cond. 229-6922 after 51
prm. Itc 1/19
1983 Buick Regal, 1977 F100 Ford
Ranger 302, V-8, pb, as, ps, at, $1,100.
Call 229-8384 or 648-8465.
1969 Toyota Corona, 4d, at, $395.
648-8289. 34p1/12

1984 Nissan 3002X, 2 + 2, 5 speed,
loaded, new Michelins, call Rex Buz-
zett at 229-8771 day or 227-1753 after
6p.m. tfc 1/12
1985 Ford Ranger, 4 spd. over-
drive, ac, am/fm stereo with CB radio,
$6200. Call 229-6285 after 8 p.m.
'78 Bronco V8, ac, at, ps, b, 4wd,
1200 tires, extras. Make offer. 227-
1376 tfc 12/22
1986 Z-28, take over payments,
St. Joe Papermakers Federal Credit
Union, 227-1156. tfc 1/5
SEIZED VEHICLES from $100. fords,
Mercedes, Corvettes, CHlevys. Surplus.
Buyer's Guide, 1-602-838-8885, ext A-
5783. 4tp 1/12