The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: June 22, 1989
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Industry-Deep Water Port-Fine People-Safest Beaches In Florida


250 Per Copy

Mystery Photo Rouses Official Concern

What is a mystery and what
could be something serious in a
supermarket tabloid was un-
veiled here in Port St. Joe this
past week end. A mysterious pho-
to, of children who are strangers
to the Port St. Joe area, suppos-
edly dropped from a white van in
front of a convenience store has
the Port St. Joe Police Depart-
ment speculating.
According to PD Lieutenant
James Graves, the photo was a
mystery when it was found and is
still a mystery. The photo, shown
in the adjoining column, is of two
teen-age children, a boy and girl,
with their hands apparently
bound behind their back and
their mouths taped shut with
duct tape, lying on blankets and
pillows in a van.
According to Graves, the van
was parked in front of a local
convenience store beside a vehi-
cle driven by the person who
found the photo and reported it
to police. The witness noticed the
photo lying on the parking lot af-
ter the van drove off. They don't

know if the photo dropped from
the van, but police are going un-
der the assumption that it did.
Graves said the only identity
available about the van or its oc-
cupants is that the van was white
and the driver was a man with a
moustache in his 30's.
This vague description and
the photo are all police have to
work with.
Graves said, '"We don't know
if it's a kidnapping, or someone
just playing around. The expres-
sions on the youth's face have led
us to go on the assumption
something strange is going on
The photo was found last
Thursday afternoon and a road
block set up immediately to try
and intercept the van, but to no
avail. "It either got past the
blocks before they were set up, or
the van is still in this vicinity,"
Graves said.
An attempt to trace the film-
a poloroid film-has met with no
(See PHOTO on Page 3)

Demotropoulas Found Guilty of Second Degree Murder

Joseph Demotropoulas could
spend up to 30 years in the state
penitentiary, after being convict-
ed Friday in Circuit Court here in
Port St. Joe for the second degree

Port St. Joe's Chamber of
Commerce will introduce the first
of a series of monthly breakfast
meetings for the membership and
those interested in the future of -
the city and Gulf County next
week, according to Greg Johnson,
project chairman.
Starting Wednesday, June
28, at 7:00 a.m., the Chamber
Board of Directors will begin a. se-.

E. Thomas Ford

murder of Douglas Charles Kirby
in April.
Demotropoulas shot Kirby in
the chest with a .44 caliber hand-
gun at his home near Overstreet

ries of bi-monthly breakfast
meetings, featuring a speaker
and promoting ideas and report-
ing progress made by the Cham-
According to Johnson, next
Wednesday's speaker will be 0. L.
Ellis, who is executive director of
the Washington County Chamber
of Commerce.
.. The, June breakfast meeting

on Wetappo Drive, following an
evening of drinking, target prac-
tice and, finally, arguing over
who was the best welder for
Southern Erectors, a construc-

fast Meeting
will be held at J. Patrick's Res-
taurant on Reid Avenue in down-
town Port St. Joe. Johnson
stressed that those interested in
the work and purpose of the
Chamber are welcome to attend.
"Of course, we're hoping this ac-
tivity will show those not now
members that their Chamber is
active and will inspire them to
become members," Johnson said.


Two new directors were
named to the St. Joe Paper Com-
pany's board of- directors last
week, according to an announce-
ment by company spokesman,
Rush Loving.
Both of the new directors are
veteran officers of the company,
presently holding the title of vice-
president, and both are residents
of Port St. Joe.
E. Thomas Ford, 56, and rob-
ert E. Nedley, 50, were named to
the board at its annual meeting
last Tuesday.
Ford is a native of Apalachi-
cola and a graduate" of Tulane
University. He joined the compa-
ny in 1960, in sales service, after
leaving the Air Force as a pilot.
Ford is also a director of the
Port St. Joe-Gulf County Cham-
ber of Commerce.
Nedley is a Port St. Joe native
and worked at the local mill in
the summer as a youth. He
joined the company as chief clerk
of traffic in 1961, after graduat-
ing from Florida State University.
Nedley is also chairman of
the Port St. Joe Port Authority
and of the board of governors of
the Florida Pulp and Paper Asso-

tion company doing work for St.
Joe Forest Products here in Port
St. Joe.
Kirby, a resident of Tallahas-
see, spent a few days each week
with Demotropoulas, at his Over-
street home. He usually went to
Tallahassee to spend the week
end with his parents, but didn't
this fateful Saturday.
Presently Demotropoulas' fate
lies in the result of a pre-
sentence investigation, which will
determine the length of his sen-
tence. Speculation is that he will
likely receive a prison term of 12
to 17 years for the shooting.
There were no defense wit-
(See GUILTY Page 3)

Robert E. Nedley

Permits Given

To Expand CTV

To North PSJ

Gulf Cablevision Reveals

Plans to Expand Services

Gulf Cable TV asked for per-
mission to use the city's utility
right of way on Avenue A to ex-
pand their service area into North
Port St. Joe Tuesday night.
The service has never been
expanded into that section of the
city and residents of the area
have requested it many times.
Former owner, Robert New-
man, was making plans to ex-
pand into the section just before
he died. After Newman's death,
all activities were put on hold
with the exception of keeping the
existing system operating. After
the service was sold this year, the.
new owners said they would con-
tinue with .plans to expand the
service area.
The permit, granted Tuesday
night, allows Gulf Cable to bury
its feeder cable in the utility right
of way on Avenue A, east to Bay
Street. The cable will serve as the
feeder for the entire North Port
St. Joe area.
When Rigel, Inc., asked for a
transfer of the franchise with the
city, upon their purchase of Gulf
Cable, Commissioner Edwin Wil-
liams asked for a guarantee they
would expand into the section of
the city which is not now served.
Rigel is now announcing they
are fulfilling that guarantee and
should have the system installed
within three to four months.
A second cable TV firm had
made overtures about coming
into Port St. Joe just before the
sale of Gulf Cable to Rigel was
consummated, but apparently
has since lost interest.
Street Superintendent Martin
Adkison told the Commission
Tuesday night that virtually every
street in the city needs to be re-
surfaced. Adkison was instructed
by Mayor Frank Pate two weeks
ago to make a survey of the
streets which needed re-surfacing
most. Adkison, in giving his first
report said Tuesday about the
only thing to be decided is which
street needs attention most.
"Nearly all of our streets are
in bad shape," Adkison said, cit-
ing particularly Long, Woodward,
Marvin and Garrison Avenues.
Nearly all the side streets in both
the north and south sections of
the city need to be re-surfaced,
he said.
The City has been ap-
proached by the County Commis-
sion to accept a smaller percent-
age of a six cent gasoline tax,
allowing more to go to the county
for paving purposes. Commis-
sioner Billy Fleming said, "I'm op-
posed to giving any of it up. We
need it as badly as anyplace in
the county." Mayor Pate said, "If
we didn't need it, I would be in
favor of letting them use it all un-
til we needed paving again, but
we are in trouble in several plac-
es now."
A guessing estimate of the

Commission and Adkison was
that Port St. Joe has at least 12
miles of streets which are in des-

perate need of attention.
Parker Mechanical is being
called back to town to inspect
work they performed on sewer
collection mains 10 months ago
to see if the work is still holding
up in several suspect places.
The City had a 12-month
warranty on the job and several
sections of street which were cut
and excavations made are show-
ing -signs of settling. The Com-
mission wants to know if the pav-
ing work is settling or has a leak
erupted in the main causing an
undermining of the several loca-
Parker has revealed they are
willing to do this and will exam-
ine the suspect mains with a
crawling television camera to de-
termine if their work is holding
In other projects connected
with the sewer system, a change
order was authorized Tuesday to
move the location of a new power
generating plant at the Wastewa-
ter Treatment Plant by about 30
feet, to allow easier and less ex-
pensive access to the plant by the
new main line which will be in-
stalled this summer.
The recent leak in the present
main line made the second line
necessary, which made it neces-
sary to relocate the generating
plant. Building construction has
not progressed beyond the floor
area, yet.

Hearing to

Discuss Fish

Rules, Limits
A public hearing will be held
Wednesday, June 28 at the Gulf
County Courthouse at 3 p.m. The
hearing is being held to discuss
local laws affecting each county
relating to fisheries, particularly
those relating to spotted seatrout
and mullet.
The public is also reminded
that new rules governing the har-
vest of black drum and pompano
are effective July 1, 1989.
Black Drum A size window
of 14 to 24 inches is established
for black drum. Recreational an-
glers only may harvest one fish
per day larger than 24 inches. A
five fish bag limit is set for recrea-
tional anglers, .while commercial
fishermen are limited to a 500
pound daily vessel limit.
Pompano A new minimum
size limit of 10 inches fork length
with a maximum size limit of 20
inches is established.
Final public hearing on mul-
let will be held August 3-4 in the
Cabinet Meeting Room, The Capi-
tol, Tallahassee.

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Water Treatment Questions Cause Needless Concern

Water Treatment Questions Cause Needless Concern

Comments made In public meetings recent-
ly concerning treatment of public water sup-
plies which furnish treated water to several
beach community areas has caused some fear
there, may be some fact to the claims made.
Whether or not the claims have frightened the
users of water supplies from these sources,
when it comes to dealing with a commodity so
basic as drinking water, there needs to be a no
nonsense approach to the matter of substan-
tiating the purity or giving evidence of impuri-
ties, if there happens to be any.
Both Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach sys-
tems furnish various portions of the beach
community with public water supplies from the
north boundaries of Port St. Joe to the Gulf
County line. The Port St. Joe system sells bulk
water to the Beaches Water System and High-
land View systems, which furnish drinking wa-
ter roughly to the GulfAire subdivision. Beyond

that western extremity of the Beaches Water
System, Mexico Beach furnishes water and
bills the customers directly, rather than go
through a intermediary such as the Port St.
Joe furnished water does.
Recent claims have said neither system
chlorinates sufficiently to protect the custom-
ers at their extremities. Claims have been
made there is little to no chlorine in the Beach-
es system, served by the Port St. Joe treatment
plant. Similar claims have been made about
the Mexico Beach system, coupled with the
charge Mexico Beach inserts too much fluoride
at times and claims made that fluoride is a poi-
son, intimating the water supply is dangerous.
Both sources of public water supply meet
all state criteria pertaining to water treatment
and supplies and are certified as safe by regu-
lating state agencies. Both systems adhere to

state standards for treatment and both exceed
state requirements for chlorine introduction.
Neither system introduces fluoride into the wa-
ter, but the substance is found naturally in
both water supplies and neither system has
been cited by the state DER for having too
much of the fluoride in their systems, even
though the presence and amount is reported
regularly to the state in tests made at regular
All of the tests are outlined by the Depart-
ment of Environmental Regulation as to meth-
od and frequency. All tests are scrutinized at
regular intervals by state agencies in order to
insure compliance with state-mandated regula-
tions for water treatment..
Both systems must have certified and state
licensed personnel both for operation of the
plant and working in the plant under the oper-

ator. If that certified or trained person is not
accessible to the systems, they must suspend
The first public service which would draw
immediate regulatory attention if standards
were not met would be the public water supply.
It is possibly the most scrutinized of any public
There is no guess-work about treatment by
either system. The method, amount and fre-
quency of treatment is determined by state
State requirements are that at least .2 parts
per million of chlorine must be put into the
public water supply. Port St. Joe's certified op-
erator says they inject 2.5 parts per million
into the system. Mexico Beach introduces 1.0
(See WATER Page 7)

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Think Ahead \Hunker Down with Kes

It would have been nice if Gulf County could have remained
-one of the two counties in the state of Florida which had not
passed a local gasoline tax. As it is, there is only one county
how,- which does not have that tax. We believe it is Collier
SThis is only to say that people in Gulf County are not in any
better position than people in other parts of the state. Pres-
sures on our present public income forces the passage of the
bill here, as it has elsewhere, if people want to continue to ride
on paved roads with any amount of comfort.
Every road in Gulf County is practically a disaster area.
We're talking about those which are supposed to be maintained
by the Florida Department of Transportation and those which
are supposedly maintained by our county road department. Ac-
tually, the roads which get the most attention in Gulf County
seem to be the dirt roads. A major share of our million dollar a
year county road department budget goes to keep these dirt
roads in passable condition.
The paved roads are another matter. We have two stretches
of paved road in the county which can stand the close look of
inspection. These are the Overstreet Road, which was just re-
cently re-surfaced and given to the county, and a portion of
Highway 71 between Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka. Actually,
only the portion between White City and Wewahitchka are in
acceptable shape.
All of this little bit of re-surfacing was done by the Florida
A portion of the Dalkeith Road should be in pretty good
shape, because the County Commission spent our last
$300,000 on this road a little over a year ago. That money had
been hoarded over the past few years to provide a nest-egg in
the road and bridge budget and it was all spent on this one
Actually, the County Commission waited almost too long
before they started taking steps to correct the condition of our.
roads and streets. Now, everything is in a disaster state and
needs doing at once. That also could lead to waste because of a
sense of haste to get the work done.
The Commission is talking 'bond issue' to provide the mon-
ey to get a lot of work done immediately. The only problemi with
this plan is that bonds cost interest. Interest would eat into our
new gas tax revenue considerably and erode the purchasing
power by at. least two-fifths of the total money we should re-
ceive. That two-fifths would buy a lot of paving.
Unfortunately, the bond route is probably going to be the
only route to go, but it is a shame that some streets will never
get paved because we have to pay debt service on bonds.
Maybe the Commission would better spend their time to
consider financing for road work 10 years hence and map out a
way to finance it so we can get streets for our paving dollars of
the future, rather than paid up bond coupons.

Side Benefits

The Gulf County Road Department embarked on a program
this week, of removing seaweed from the beaches of the county
--.in order to provide a more pleasing appearance to our many
guests this summer.
This is the reason practically every county along the Pan-
handle removes the seaweed from the beaches when it arrives
each and every June. Some counties spend a great deal of mon-
ey handling the seaweed and. Gulf County is no exception when
you consider the amount we have in the bank to spend for
such tasks.
There is no question but what the seaweed clutters up some
of the most beautiful beaches in the world, but like every such
project, there are those around who will think this a waste of
county money.
We haven't been to the beach to bathe in 25 years or more,
but we're going to support this seaweed removal as something
which needed doing. It is quite an undertaking, but we will all
benefit from it.
For those who think this activity a waste of money, let us
remind you that dogfly season will soon be upon us, and the
pesky flies, which have the bite of a vampire, hatch their young
in rotting seaweed along the beaches. You read us, don't you! If
the grass isn't there, the flies have nowhere to breed. If they
can't breed as readily as normal, there will be fewer flies to bite
this summer.
We could all live with that situation!

The Lock Position Is Back In Style

I don't remember the first
time I ever saw a person.with. his
cap in the lock position. 'It's kin-
da' like walking, or saying "yes
sir" and "no sir", you just grew up
with it. Ricky Hale was the best
among us about getting his cap
in the lock position. No doubt
about that. Of course, Ricky's
dad, Mr. Arvie, could lock it down
with the best of them so I guess
Rick came by it naturally.
We'd be playing ball down at
that field beside the pajama facto-
ry. There'd be a close play at
third, and some would say Ricky
was safe, others would call him
out. Ricky would jump up, turn
his cap to the lock position and
yell, "I was safe, he never tagged
me, missed me by a mile, tell'um
Jim Bob."
. As you all know a guy ain't
fooling when he gets it in the lock
Now, there are lots of ways to
wear a cap. And we're not talking
hats here. This is not a story on
Indiana Jones. We're discussing

baseball caps. The kind like Jim-
my Stewart wore in "The Monty
Stratton Story". The kind like eve-
ry kid is suppose to start wearing
along about age five so when they
go down to the pajama factory
"stadium" and get put in left field
the early morning sun won't both-
er'em so bad.
Some guys wear the cap way
back on their head. That's the
laid back position. You're Just
saying howdy. Or maybe finishing
off your Dr. Pepper on the porch
over at Kennon's Store. If the con-
versation turns serious, say poli-
tics or the weather you pull
that cap down straight on your
head. If you make a good point,
you kinda' tug at the bill so as to
snuggle the cap down a little
tighter. This frontward facing
straight on position is also the
work position.
If things get a.little tough or
you really need to get with it, you
turn the cap around backwards.
In the old days you'd cruise by
the swimming pool on your West-

ern Flyer without holding the
handlebars and your- cap laid
back. When you were racing
down Fbrrest Hill you leaned into
the wind, both hands on the
wheel and your cap in the back-.
ward- position. You'd be hoeing
cotton about 10:00 in the morn-
ing. Your back hurt, blisters had
already popped' on both hands,.
sweat was stinging your eyes -
boy, that swimming hole would
be nice this morning. Your dad
has different ideas, "Boys, turn
those caps around backwards: -
we've go to move it to finish be-
fore darkly" If things were about to
get out of hand, if you had had
about all you could stand, if you
were fixing to tell. it just like it-
was, no holds barred you
turned the bill of that cap 'side
ways so it stuck out over your
right ear. You pulled it down tight
so it wouldn't move. And you had
to spread your legs a little and
stick your chin out. You lhad put
it in the lock position.
Listen, I was eating a cheese-


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burger at the Skyway Grill back
when Slick Tosh still owned it
when Mr. Arky Huggins and some
big fellow got into a pretty good
discussion. About half way
through my fries they got to ar-
guing. As everyone knew, Mr.
Arky had a punctured ear drum
and so he missed the war. This
big fellow got to questioning Mr.
Arky's. patriotism.. Arky turned
his Wayne Feed's cap to the lock
position and hit him in the stom-
ach. As. the guy bent forward
from the blow, Arky hit'em with a
round, house-just to the side of
his left .eye. The big guy went
down. I don't know if he got up --
I left the Skyway Grill. Didn't
even finish my burger. I wasn't

and property owner alike, the County Commission had
their crews out on the beaches near Beacon Hill last
C leaning B eh h Thursday morning, in an overcast, blustery, rainy and
It's that time of the year again, when Mother Na- generally disagreeable day to begin raking the beach-
ture deposits her sea grasses on the beaches and dis- es clean of the weed, which decays and stirs up a
turbs people who have come a long way and paid a lot stink, as well as provides a perfect place for dog flies
of money to enjoy the beaches. Equally concerned are to breed in.
people who own expensive dwellings they are depend- No matter that the stormy weather of the day was
ing on tourists to pay for with their regular visits washing weed ashore as quick as it was raked up and
here. hauled away, the County crews stayed on the job and
In an attempt to make everybody happy, tourists are probably still at it.


Unfortunately Locks Have Become A Necessary Part of Our Lives

woman. nor have' I ever been
raped, After my experience of two
weeks ago this week end, I sort of
know how the ladies feel and it
isn't pretty.
I had something taken from
me'by force which I was not,will-
ing to give up. Somebody .stole
my outboard -motor. In case you
think this is goingto: be a humor-
-ous discourse, you have another
think coming. I am mortified that
someone would steal. anything
which belongs to another.
Not because I used it that
much. I had owned the motor for
some 15 years and I seriously
doubt if it had 'much more than
100 hours of operation on the en-
gine. But, it was mine and I cer-
tainly didn't want someone .to
steal it. It was the only motor I
had and I didn't relish losing it

one little bit.

me the other day having your
outboard motor stolen out of the
front yard is part of the price we
must pay for progress.
I don't agree. I think having
your outboard motor stolen out
of your front yard is a part of our
changing .times in which people
take things from other people
with no thought of how it.disap-
points the owner, nor how wrong
it is for the thief to take things
which don't belong to him.

ue of the motor which bothers
me. It wasn't a cheap motor,
however. It was a 40 horsepower
Evinrude with electric start. It
was the kind of outboard motor I
have always wanted. I had no
hankering for one of those big
100-plus horsepower motors or

one of those fancy and fast boats.
My motor would run just as
fast as I wanted to go. It was. de,-
pendable and it was paid for. I
have owned four outboard motors
in my life and that was the first
one which has been stolen. i
The experience left me feeling
The boat, motor and trailer
were parked in the front yard of
my son, Willie, over on. Palm
Boulevard. He had used it last
and the rig usually stayed parked
right beside his house, easily visi-
ble from the street and through-
out the neighborhood.
Sometime .during the week
end, the thieves walked up in the
front yard, took the motor from
the boat and was gone with it.
That's what makes you feel
violated. When someone comes
on your property and takes what
belongs to you, it stirs the hor-
Again, it wasn't the value of

the motor which causes me to be
so chagrined. If I want another
motor arid fail to get that one
back, I can go purchase me an-
other If the notion strikes me.
Neithei- was the motor all that
valuable from a. sentimental
standpoint. It was just what I
wanted, but I'm sure there are
others out there which are just
what I want also.
The fact that thieves would
come up on my son's lawn to
steal makes me feel violated.

I KNOW MY LOSS or my in-
trusion wasn't as great as was
another that same week end.
When someone goes into your
home, I can imagine the feeling is
many times over what I felt in my
It's bad that all of a sudden
one can't feel safe on his own
property and feel secure about
his belongings in a small town

like Port St. Joe.
On occasion In the past, we
have had homes broken into,
mostly. by transients who might
be passing through. It seems
these situations are coming along
more frequently than they have
in the past, causing even us here
in small Port St. Joe to be uneasy
about our belongings.
Most of us don't have any
great wealth but all of us have
sentimental attachment to what
we do own and don't feel any
Great anticipation for someone
coming in and ripping us off.
The person who had their
home entered while they were
gone on vacation, is totally
steamed and I know how they
under the feeling one didn't have
to put everything he owned under
lock and key here in Port St. Joe.
Still, I feel this is the situation.

But, I'll tell you now. it's becom-
ing harder and harder to accept.
I don't believe I have ever had
anything stolen from me before.
Oh, little things have come up
missing before, but they were
usually found after asking
around to see who had borrowed
the object.
Never have I had anything so
large or so valuable as an out-
board motor taken from my
premises in the 37 years I have
lived in Port St. Joe. For years,
we didn't even lock the door at
our home, although if someone
wants in bad enough, a lock isn't
going to stop them.
Things have changed around
our household. The doors are
locked, our belongings are cata-
loged and my shotgun is sitting-
on ready if we happen to hear
anyone prowling around.
It's tough to have to live like
'that, but evidently the times are
forcing it upon us.

Published Every Thursday at 304-306 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456-0308
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S. By Wendell Campbell

In The News

A large number of articles I write come from news articles I
read. Some of them are current and others, like today's article,
come from articles I clip out and.save to write about later.
It's tough to come up with a subject to write about each week,
solI try to keep a reserve, on hand to write about later. I have often
wondered how writers who write three to five articles a week find in-
teresting material.
While looking through my "reserve" pile of old newspaper clip-
pings, I came across several had cut out to write on later. Some of
them are quite old so I decided to give you a sample of a few of
'them. -I hope you find them as interesting and absurd as I did.
S*Back in March, 1987, a substitute school bus driver, Ed Sell-
'ers, picked up a bus load of students at S.P. Livingston Elementary
. School in Jacksonville, Florida. The students became extremely un-
ruly and after repeated attempts to make them behave failed, he
'drove them to the Duval County Youth Detention Center and .tried
'to unload them. there... .where:he thought they belonged.
S. The detention center would not accept them and, after leaving,
"the students became more "uncontrollable", so at the first stop Mr.
'Sellers mnide all the students unload.: Some of the students were
,miles from their homes, the article indicated.
The article stated that Sellers could lose his certificate to drive a
school bus, receive' a reprimand or no punishment at all. It also
stated that Mr. Sellers had received two letters-addressed to the
school board-of support.for his actions. .
'I did not write him a letter of support, but only because I didn't
have the correct address.,
*Anothet" article 1 clipped put several months later reported the
danger of serving T-bpqe steaks. and pork 'chops at the Union Cor-
rectional Institution, located a short distance from the state prison
at Ralford, Florida.
A new policy has been adopted, the article stated, on feeding T-
bone steaks and pork chops to inmates in that institution. The
feeding of T-bone steaks and pork chops, has been banned, it
seems, because an inmate, Miguel Menendez, stabbed another in-
mate, Fidel Campos, with a sharpened T-bone steak bone shortly
after eating the meat off the bone. The ban didn'taffect either of the
men who stated that they had rather have refried beans, anyway.
Gee Whizi that sure is going to put an imposition on the rest of
the inmates, though. I guess they will just have to settle for New
York Strips or Filet Mignons from now on.
*The "What's the Craziest Thing You Would Do0for'a Motorcycle"
contest in Ogden, Utah, had its share of publicity back In 1988.
Ron Stewart's performance of'swallowing a live snake brought fire
from 'the Utah- Humane Society, who issued a tersestatement, say-
ing, In effect, "Eat anything you want to except live animals!".
Mr. Stewart's reptile-gobbling performance in the contest, spon-
sored by the Pepsi-Cola.Bottling Co. of Logan-Ogden, KJQ Radio
and Newgate Yamaha, placed third. Jenise Merrill of Ogden,' won
first place by covering herself with liquid cow manure and rolling in
a batch of cornflakes. The article didn't state what act placed sec-
ond and I don't want to know
The story I like best of all and have used for two previous arti-
cles is about the young stud ,er, lad in Nashville, Tennessee, who at
the young ripe old age of 16, has been married and divorced twice.
Hal Warden, the court ruled, need not pay his first wife child sup-
port until he gets.out of school-high school, mind youe-and finds a
job. The court's decision was based on the fact that Hal only gets
$15-a-week allowance and since he has fathered two children, they
hope he Will use that on birth control measures.
Yes. folks, truth IS stranger than fictlUonl


nesses, with the defendant's at-
torney relying on the intent of his
client in the shooting.
Testimony by Sheriff Al Harri-
son was that Demotropoulas said,
after the shooting, "He kept
pushing me in the chest, and
.that upset me. I told him not to

Sroi Page
success, so there isn't even a-
trace of a clue as to where the
Van or its occupants, could be
from. There.isn't even a trace of a
clue which points to the .children
even being'in the van, except the'
picture, which could have been.
.taken anywhere.
Graves said the description of
the van is on the state-wide net-
work and an active search is go-
ing on for any further clues as to
what has happened' and to
Graves urges anyone who has
seen a strange- white van in the
area, of any make, to iotify the
Police Department for Investiga-

Grant's Aide
in Area Tues.

Congressman Bill
Grant has announced that
his field r representative,
Roy Hutto, will be in the
Port St. Joe area on Tues
day, June 27. !
Congressman Grant
urges any person who is
experiencing any difficul-
ties or -problems with a
Federal agency to bring
the matter to Mr. Hutto's
attention. Grant stated.
"Itt.Is through field repre-
sentatives traveling to the
communities in my dis-
trict that I can remain in
.close contact with the
people who elected me. I
want to hear their opin-
ions, heed their suggest.
tions and help solve their
problems for them."
Mr. Hutto will be at
the Courthouse in Port St.
Joe from 1:30 2:30 p.m.

SayYou Saw It In
The Star

.. From Page 1
do it again, and he did. That's
when the shooting occurred."
The issue was whether or not
Demotropoulas had criminal in-
tent at the time of the shooting.
This question of intent is what re-
sulted in the second.degree mur-
der charge. O'Brien tried to con-
vince the six member jury that
the shooting was the result of
negligence, not murder.
The jury didn't agree.

From Page 2
old enough to remember the war
but Mr. Hugginis didn't know
that. Sometimes you get it in the
lock position and a fellow don't
know when to quit.
Two nights ago I was watch-
ing a little league game. Or I
should say I was about half
watching. There was a close play
at first and our coach came out to
question it. The other coach said
something, and I jumped straight
up The umpire was coming out
from behind the plate with his
mask off and his cap in the lock
position Hadn't seen that In
years. He threw both coaches out
of. this game. The place got quiet
and I eased back so hopefully he
wouldn't see me; You know how
those guys are when they get it to
the lock position. If you don't,
and you want to see how it
'works, drive up to the Skyway
Grill and tell Arky Huggins that
his mother wears combat boots.

Sees A Conflict of Interest Here .....

14 June, 1989
Dear Mr. Ramsey,
Took me a break and attend-
ed yesterday's monthly County
Commission meeting to see if I
could learn something and al-
most did. Didn't like it much ei-
ther. Why? ,j gonna' tell you, Un-
cle Wes.
Shortly.into the meeting a fe-
male person got up and spoke
and spoke and spoke. She made
it clear from the beginning, in the
middle and at the end she wanted
-her words of wisdom and objec-
tions made a part of the record;
she objected to the Gulf County
Commissioner's dangerous han-
dling of our water supply. She
even threw Mexico Beach City
Commission in for good measure.
I learned so much about 'bad wa-
ter' in our area 'I'm now afraid to
drink it. Did'you know our water
has mercury, lead, fluoride and
all kinds, of :assorted creepy,
crawly' things and foreign matter
in it that can make you sick, give
you the runs, cause your teeth to
fall out, give you the fever, can-
cer, osteo something or another
and even some of those other big
strange medical names that must
be worse than that? Drinking
city water can even kill you. Did
you know our little children are
suffering and many new babies
will be born deformed from drink-
ing our bad water? Bet you
didn't know that. Did you know
you can tell if our water's bad by
putting 'blue food -coloring, or
some such Chemical in it, and if
the water. turns blue, you're in
trouble? Did you know our feder-
al government has guide lines on
accepted chemical levels and con-
tamination in our water and, ac-
cording, to the speaker, Gulf
County and Mexico Beach per-
sonnel charged with testing the
water cheat on the results and lie
about the tests and all the Com-
'missioner's and public, officials
are in on it? Did you know that
all the above, according to the
speaker, was "facts" and a part of
the 'record'? Now I sure didn't

Says Call

Dear Editor:
We feel the front page article
in last weeks paper entitled
Weekend Burglaries Reported
does not give a true and accurate
account 'of the incident, and we
wish to set the record straight be-
cause we feel the citizens of this
county should know the truth.
Friday, June 9, 1989, around
5:30 p.m., our house was bur-
glarized. This was witnessed by
several people in the area. One of
the witnesses called the Gulf
County Sheriffs Department and
reported that they had just seen a
young man run from the house
carrying a suit case. He got in an
older model red car driven by a
young woman and sped south on
Hwy..98. No unit of the Sheriffs
Department came to the scene,
nor did they advise the City Police
Department that they had re-
ceived the call. Since we were on
vacation it was three- days later
before a family member discov-
ered the burglary and called the
city Police, who then responded
The witness who called and
reported the burglary in progress
later went to check and find out
why' no response was made to his
call. Upon checking he discovered
there was no record of his call be-
ing received. What if this. had
been a life threatening situation?
It's not often that a burglary in
progress is witnessed by a citizen
who is concerned enough to re-
port it and it's terribly disappoint-
ing to learn that the call was ig-
nored and now even denied by
our Gulf County Sheriffs Depart-
Respecfully submitted,
Gordon and Sissy Farris

know all that.
Well, me. and Chicken Little
left the meeting feeling 10' tall
and over-flowing_ with smarts
about 'bad' water,: rotten officials,
stinking Commissioners and con-
vinced the sky was going to fall
any minute.- We both. agreed to
meet our end at the local do-nut
shoppe over coffee while cussin'
every thing in sight that got us
into this mess. Well, the follow-
ing happened, Mrs. Haney don't
allow cussin' of any kind in her
place of business. I was thinking'
of chancin' it -when in walked this
,female speaker at the meeting I
felt the urge. to bow, courtesy or
,kneel in such eminent presence
as I had heard speak but fought
it off. She ordered some do-nuts
to go and on leaving, laid. some
hand typed brochures on the
counter. I eagerly pounced on
one, thinking it might contain
some last minute special word on
salvation or a way out for the peo-
ple in the community, and it did.
Now, I can probably tell you
something you didn't know, Uncle
Wes. Something so big I'm al-
most afraid to tell it.. Did you
know this female I been discus-
sin' "sells" water purifiers and for
a mere $215., a monthly member-
ship fee and a life-time of selling
you filters to run it, you might be
saved and live to cuss'em all?
Somehow, this staggering "true"
revelation returned me from the
euphoric state of feeling 10' tall
and smarter than every one else
to my normal state of 5' tall and
don't know mudh of any thing. I
did know I had been had. Shades
of Jim and Tammy. Will it never
Now, I too want my words,
facts and objections recorded. I
personally find it objectionable
when any self-serving individual
uses the captive audience of a
scheduled public forum such as
a County Commission meeting to
castigate, malign and accuse our
properly elected officials of wrong
doing for self-interest gain and
advertising purposes; specially
when such a person actively im-

plies a level of pseudo expertise,.
knowledge, scientific "facts" and
interwoven innuendo without cre-
dentials, certification or proof
that they are any thing more or
less than a run-of-the-mill sales
person; facts that the general
public can get from any other ad-
vertised source, magazine. articles.
or public notion. I was left with
the impression from the com-
ments that the speaker was an of-
ficial county, state or federal offi-
cial expert or consultant; what
with working with DER and all.
Now, I am mixed up. Should I be
saying: "Today I saw an airplane;
Now, I are a pilot." ... -
I can not find it in my heart-
to even imagine that Gulf County. -
or Mexico Beach City Commis-.
sioners would even entertain the
silly notion of endangering public'
health and safety, specially that
of little children, and think :the
commission is entirely justified,.
as some other communities do, in
placing a five minute limit, on
"speeches". They should also be
allowed to defend themselves aid
publicly admonish or warn speak-
ers 'who come dangerously close
to slander or -libel against public
officials, without proof, or, who
otherwise attempt to distract and

monopolize the public meeting
and should be allowed to stop or
ban What appears to be "stump-
ing" a personal issue before the
general public. I think it's time
for the commissioner's to adopt
the attitude if any thing or any
one wants to try and look, act
and quack like a duck or a Com-
missioner, there's a good chance
they are neither. The sitting,
elected commissioner has every
moral, legal and ethical right,
even duty, to question such acts.
Imagine my further surprise,
Uncle Wes, to see the same per-
son addressed herein on the eve-~
ning news advocating drinking-
alcohol this time a 'little' toddy
now and again is alright because
I do it the commission shouldn't
try to legislate morality through-
out the.County by limiting drink-
ing hours.
Well, now I'm really con-
fused., Should I drink alcohol
but not water or should I just
drink alcohol and the blue water
or should I abstain from all forms
of liquid- r can the commission
tell me what to do .in case I get
.thirsty? .Now,, you know as much
as I do. Please accept my-plead-
ing, no, :my begging and tell me
what to do. I've always, well al-
most always, relied on 'ole Etaoin
Shidlu for truth and guidance
when in a bind or the going gets
too tough for me to handle. I
only know for sure.- If things are
as bad here as the, speaker im-
plies, I would certainly, move.
Wouldn't you?
Evelyn A Gardner
Mexico Beach

Say You Saw It In
The Star

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Cynthia Marshall and Larry

Rich United In Marriage

Cynthia J0 Marshall and Lar-
ry Eugene Rich were united in
marriage on May 13 at the First
Baptist Church in Port St. Joe.
The Rev. Jimmy Clark performed
the candlelight double-ring cere-
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Roy T. Marshall of
Port St. Joe. She is the grand-
daughter of Mrs. Minnie Ola
Crain of Port St. Joe and Mrs.
Louise Marshall of Highland
The bridegroom is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Rich, Sr. of
Port St. Joe. He is the grandson
of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Rich of Port
St. Joe.
Nuptial music was performed
by Sharon Watson, organist and

The bridesmaids wore formal
length gowns of lavender bridal
satin with sweetheart neckline
and dropped V-waist, full skirt
and rounded scoop back. They
carried globed. candle holders
decorated with spring flowers and
Keesha Linton was flower girl.
She wore an ivory gown matching
the bride's, adorned with a satin
rosebud at the waist. She carried
an ivory basket accented with
lace and silk flowers.
John Rich, father of the
groom, was best man. Groom-
smen were Eddie Rich, Carlton
Rich, brothers of the groom and
Shawn Butler, nephew of the
bride. Ushers were Gary Sasnett
and Jay Jacobs.

employed by Apalachicola North-
ern Railroad.
A rehearsal dinner was held
in the church .fellowship hall
hosted by the groom's parents.
A bridal shower was held at
First Baptist Church April 13,
hosted by Mrs. Richard Lancas-
ter, Mrs. Bill Fleming, Mrs. Philip
Barton, Mrs. L.C. Davis, Mrs. Jer-
ryWood, Mrs. Marvin Cross, Mrs.
Robert Whittle, Mrs. Ernest Low-
ery, Mrs. Freda Jacobs, and Mrs.
Johnny Linton.
The couple gives a special
thank you to everyone who
helped to make this such a spe-
cial occasion.

Happy Birthday
We love you,
Sandra, Pamela,
Jeffrey, Matthew & Susan
." { -

Patricia Joan Dougherty


Mr. and Mrs. Francis P. Dougherty of North Fort Myers 'arte
pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Patricia
Joan Dougherty, to Lt. Paul Doyle O'Connor, II son of Col. and Mrs.
Paul D. O'Connor of Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio..
Miss Dougherty is a recent graduate of Florida State University
with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education.
Lt. O'Connor is a 1988 graduate of Florida State University. He
has completed Navigator Training and is stationed at Castle AFB,
California. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bernardi of
Port St. Joe..
The wedding will be solemnized on Saturday, July 22, at 3
o'clock in the afternoon at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Cape

Local Girl In
TV Commercial ,-
Catherine Holten of Port St. I"
Joe was recently chosen to do an-
other television commercial. This- -..
spot is for the "Maharaja of.In- .-
clia", an ) shows Catherine; and.
other area girls modeling swim-
suits at the Edgewater beach re-
sort. *The commercial is being .
shown on Channel 7 through the
'89 summer season. Miss Holten
has also been selected for two
more commercials to be aired on ---
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Tornado Victims Give

Thanks to Residents

To the many concerned Gulf

Gulf Pines Hospital
is now accepting ap-
plications for Junior
Minimum age: 15 yrs.
Please contact Ms.
Jane Allen at 227-
1121 for more infor-

and Bay County residents that
donated money, clothing and food
to aid the 19 families in East-
point, a special thanks to the St.
Joseph Catholic Church and its
parishioners, the Presbyterian
Church, Long Avenue Baptist
Church, Tyndall Federal Credit
Union, Mr. and Mrs. Harry How-
ell, St. Joe Motor Company for
donating the U-haul truck, and
Pate's Service Station for paying
for the gas. The clothing, food,
and money was turned over to
the Eastpoint Baptist Church and
to Pastor Alex Compton. Thank
you Jack and Michael.
God bless all who helped.



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Mr. and Mrs. IEarry E. Rich
Lajauna Rich, soloist. The grooni wore an ivory tux
The bride was given in mar- ? with satin pin stripe and, tails'
riage by her parents and escorted with ivory bow tie and cummer-
to the altar by her father. She" bund. The groomsmen wore gray
wore an ivory satin and sparkle tuxedos with lavender bow ties
organza gown featuring a high and cummerbunds.
crown collar and illusion key-hole Benjamin Ashcraft was ring
neckline, heavily beaded and se- bearer. He wore an ivory tux to
quined bodice with full ruffle puff match the groom's and carried an
skirt and chapel length train. The ivory pillow decorated with spring
cutout back. was accented with flowers and ribbons.
eight, strands or iridescent pearls f Johnathan Rich, nephew or
leading to a dropped V-waist. The the groom, handed out rice bags
gown had ruffle puffed sleeves and wore a tuxedo matching the
with iridescent pearl droplets. groomsmen.
She wore a matching pouffe The wedding was directed by
halo adorned with bead leaves Mrs. Jeri Ashcraft, cousin of the
and flowers and shoulder length groom.
strands on both sides with finger- Following the ceremony, a re-
tip blusher and veil. ception was held in the church
To complete her ensemble fellowship hall, .catered by Mrs.
the bride carried a cascade bou Annette Loweiy. Floor hostesses
Squet of-white and lavender roses were Linda! Wood, Kathleen
with bead accents. Grace, Juanita Powell and Mickey
Mrs. Stella Sasnett was ma- Bateman. LaDonna Boykin and-
tron of honor. Bridesmaids were Monica Cooley served the wed-
Sherry Butler, Terry Royal, sis- ding cake. Terri Bowden served
t ters of the bride and Tina Rich, the groom's cake. Chris Williams
S sister of the groom. served the punch and Bonnie
Collins served coffee.
YouthL Da t After a wedding trip to Disney
YOull. Day at World, the couple resides in Port
St. Joe. The bride is employed by
New Bethet. Jl Joe, Papermakers Federal
.. e Bethel Credit Union and the groom is

New Bethel A.M.E. Youth De-
partment will celebrate their An-
nual 'Youth Day Sunday, June,
25. The morning (11 a.m.) guest
speaker of the hour will be Otils
English of Pensacola. The theme
is 'Youth Striving for Perfection
Through Christ Jesus".
Please come' and help cele-
brate in praising the Lord.
All are invited to attend.

Twins Celebrate
Erika and Erain Phillips cele-
brated their seventh birthday on
Saturday with a California Raisin
cake and ice cream. To help them
celebrate were many friends.
Erika and Erain are the niec-,
es of Bonnie and Sandra Bell and
the granddaughters of Shirley
Brown and the great granddaugh-
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Annoying Antics of Birds
S"' *, ". -- ... .r' s.

Have you ever been. dive'
bombed by a least tern at the
beach, or a Nighthawk on a.golf
course? Have you been awakened

by a mockingbird singing, or.star-
tled by a woodpecker drumming
on your aluminum drainpipe?
Spring is nesting time for many of

Mr. and Mrs. John D. Odom

To Celebrate Anniversary

The' children of Mr. and.Mrs.
John D. Odom, of Port St. Joe.
are proud .:and happy to an-
nounce the. celebration of their
parents' 50th Wedding Anniver-
sary. The Golden Anniversary cel-
ebration will take place .at ,the
Oak Grove Assembly of God
Church in Port St. Joe on Sun-
d ay, July 2nd. Wedding vows will
be renewedin the church sanctu-
..ary at 2:30 p.m. (EST) in the af-
ternoon and will be followed by a
reception in the church Fellow-
ship Hall. .
Mrs. Odom is the daughter. of
the late Jim Tom and Anna Raley
Dykes arid Mr. Odom is the son
of the late -Lester Dell and Cle-
menta Davis Odom. Ruth and
John were married on July 1,
1939 fie Assembly of God
Church In Bonifay with the Rev-
erend Wade Andrews officiating.
The couple moved to Port St.
Joe during the, latter part of
1940. John was; employed with
Kinney's' Lumber, Company until
September 6, 1941 when. he
achieved employment with the St.
Joe Paper Company.
Mr. Odom's term of employ-
ment was interrupted in March of
1943 when he .began his service
with the- United States Third
S Army unider General George Pat-
ton for the duration of World War
II. John was in the 80th Infantry,
S the 505th Field Artillery Battalion
and was in four major battles in
Europe.. John was in Austria
when the war-ended.
Mrs. Odom- traveled in order
to be with her husband until he
.shipped overseas.. She then re-
turned to live with her mother .in
Washington County until the end
of the war.
John and Ruth were reunited
in January of. 1946 and resumed
their lives .in Port St. Joe. The joy
of Jesus Christ filled their lives
and He enhanced their loving re-
lationship with three daughters,
Wanda, Sue, and Johnnie Marie
and one son, John Thomas. Seek-
ing God's will in their lives has
given -them tremendous happi-
ness and each time sorrow or dis-
tress comes their way, Christ is
there' to-comfort them. John and
Ruth are* active members in
church and enjoy the love and fel-
lowship of their brothers and sis-
ters in Christ.
On September 6, 1981, after
an employment of 40 years, John
retired from St. Joe Paper Corn-

Public Notices
Commission of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida at
; its meeting on the llth day of July 1989, at 8:00
SP.M. EST in the Mtunicipal Building. 5th Street,
SPOrt St. Joe,.Flod.'" will consider for adoption an
.Ordihanct with the following title:
SAro. dnance- regulating the use of
- public and private sewers and drains,
private wa-tewater disposal, the in-
S slallaon and connection of building
sewers, and the discharge of waters
and wastes Into the public sewer sys-
tern: and providing penalties for viola-
'* tions thereof; providing for an'effective
date: repealing Ordinance No. 175 and
any other ordinance in conflict there-
S All interested parties are invited to' attend
and be heard. Copies of said Ordinance are on file
at the Office of the City Clerk and may be inspect-
ed by the public during normal working hours.
City Auditor/Clerk
Publish: June 22, 1989.
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Sec-
tion 865.09, Florida Statutes, the undersigned cor-
poration intends to register with the Clerk of
S Court. Gulf County, Florida, four weeks after the
F. first publication of this notice, the fictitious name
or trade name under which they will be engaged In
business and in which said business is to be car-
ried on, to-wit:
COMPANY NAME: Gulf Pines Medical Clinic
LOCATION: 102 20th Street
'Joe, Florida 32456 O
..OWNER:' Hubert Steeley .
Publish: June 22, 29, duly 6, and 13, 1989.

pany as a Paper Mill Shift Fore-
man. The couple's time is. coin-
sumed with the activity of family
life while they still find the time
to slip away for a little travel and
.We children have grown up In
the christian loving kindness -of
parents who have loved us when
sometimes even we wondered
why. As adults, our parents have
been available to us in every cri-
sis and every happiness...How for-
tunate we are to have parents
such as this, God has. richly
blessed us!
To celebrate our lives .togeth-
er and to thank God for the years
our parents have shared, we in-
vite our friends and relatives to
join with us for their Golden. Wed-
ding Anniversary celebration
Paid Aduertisement

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a hollow log, and he can also
make a much greater pest of him-
self," said Mazzotti.
Although these activities can
be annoying, none pose a threat
to humans, and since all migrato-
ry birds are protected by state
and federal law shooting, poison-
ing or harassing the birds is ille-
gal, Mazzotti warned. The annoy-
ing antics are usually short-lived,
and tolerating the is a small price
to pay for enjoying these animals
year round.

Florida's breeding birds and,
these swooping attacks and
noisemaking are associated with
attracting mates and defending
their.young, said Frank Mazzotti,
a Wildlife Specialist with the Uni-
versity of Florida, Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences
Mockingbirds, least terns and
nighthawks are especially, feisty
birds who- instinctively defend
eggs and hatchlings in nests. To
be attacked you have to be near a
nest,. and by avoiding these areas
can avoid this harassment. These
nesting activities last a little over
a month; by then the young birds
have fledged (left the nest to start
a life on their own) said Mazzotti.
Although these attacks are star-
tling they rarely result in injury
as most birds avoid contact with
humans or pets.
Certainly less threatening,
but nonetheless annoying, are
the noisemaking antics of birds
defending territories and attract-
ing mates. Male mockingbirds
searching for mates can sing all
night. Male woodpeckers can"
make particular nuisances of
themselves by drumming on the
most resonant surfaces available,)
with aluminum flag poles and,
drain pipes being particularly at-
tractive. "By using such artificial.
structures the woodpecker can
send his signals over a much
larger area' than by drumming ori

Open House to.
Honor Mannons
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mannon ,
will be hosting an Open House,
Sunday, June.25, from 3-6 p.m. m
EST to celebrate their 40th wed-.
ding anniversary.
Allr friends and neighbors are
Invited to attend and help them
Friendship is a treasured gift.7
therefore they request no other.
The Open House will be at
their home at 5366 Highway 98,
St. Joe Beach.

Card of Thanks
The family of Vivian Little-
wishes to express their great ap-
preciation for the many acts oti
kindness 'and sympathy shown to
us during her illness and our
loss. Words cannot convey ou
true Feelings of appreciation.
'-:.' 7" 1

Card of Thanks
Thanks for your. concern
while I was in the hospital. To Dr.
Oksanen, hospital staff and am-
bulance staff, you were all so
kind to me and my family. I want
again to say thanks and God
bless you all.
Mary Baxley

Concert at New Bethel

.The New Bethel Baptist
Church is having a musical con-
cert Saturday night 7:00 p.m.,
June 24. Special guest Camden
Community Choir of Camden
South Carolina. The public is in-
vited to come and join with us in
praising God in songs.

Curtis Media Corporation
is seeking a community minded individual
or nonprofit group to continue as

Project Director for the new'
now being compiled
for publication by Curtis Media. Corporation.
For information on the Project Director's duties
and compensation, and the present community
participation, please call toll-free: .

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Alexander Hernandez

Has Birthday.
On Saturday, May 13,, Alex-
ander Hernandez celebrated his
sixth birthday with, a Mario
Brothers party. Alexander and his
guests enjoyed a giant sheet cake
with Mario saving the princess in
the castle. Enjoying all the fun
that afternoon were Alexander's
'little league teammates the As-
tros, -his sisters, 'Erica and An-
drea, Grandma Shirley and Aunt
Norma Hobbs along with his mom
and dad.
Alexander is the son of Tsgt
Alexander S. and Charlene J.
Hernandez of Tyndall AFB. He is
also the grandson of Shirley T.
Hobbs and the late C.N. Hobbs of
Port St. Joe, and the late Andres
and Evangelina Hernandez. of El:
Paso, Texas.


parts per million into their water supply.
Chlorine introduced into a public water
supply Is in the form of gas and is all chlorine.
Critical claims have been made public as the
result of tests made with a device for testing
chlorine in swimming pools, which would not
detect the type or amount of chlorine in a pub-'
lic drinking supply. Swimming pools are treat-.
ed with a granule containing chlorine. Devices
arid procedures used for testing public drink-.
ing water are stipulated by DER and HRS and
are selected for their accuracy and dependabili-.
ty. A swimming test kit won't suffice.
To sum up the information available, both'
systems have. current testing records' on file
and certification of their purity and proper
treatment by the proper state agencies. Both
water supplies meet or exceed all state stan-
dards for pure drinking water. It is tested sev-
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Joe] and results are supplied DER and the
state Department of Health on regular basis.
An engineer, familiar with water treatment
procedures 'and requirements told The Star
the only way a licensed operator could possibly
.push unsafe water off on the public is for him
to intentionally change doses of chemicals,
which are stipulated by DER,. or lie about his
.required tests and falsify reports to.state- regu-
lation agencies -All of these Irregularities carry
stiff penalties most operators don't even want,
to talk about. .
So. if your water comes from.the Port St.
Joe or Mexico Beach systems, you can drink
up with confidence. If you feel standards aren't
being met at some time, a simple call to the
DER office in Panama City would bring the in-;
spectors scurrying over here in a hurry to see if
your complaint is real, fabricated or the result.
of some bad advice.

Kimble Completes Marine Support School
Lance Corporal Ga- Joe, has completed the course Organizational Maintenance
imble, son of Charlie prescribed by the Commandant of .. Course 6-89 given at Marine
A. Kimble of Port St. .the Marine Corps for Automotive Corps Servie- Support 'Schools
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anrne, ,u'orps ve, a p *
Jeune. N.C. on April 25th. He left
for .Okinawa, Japan, May 14th.
He is a 1988 graduate of Port
St. Joe High School. ." .

Chamber President Tells

Kiwanis of Proposed

Improvement for Organization

Matthew Holmes
10 Years Old
a' Matthew L. Holmes celebrat-
ed his birthday on June 9th. The
party was held at his home,
where he was treated to cake,- Ice
cream and lots of fun. Helping
Matthew celebrate were his sis-
ters, Sandra and Pamela, and his
brother, Jeffrey. Matthew Is 10
years old.
His parents are Larry and Su-.
.san Holmes.

Stuart Shoaf, Chamber of
Commerce president, said the lo-
cal Chamber officers have a goal
of securing a full-time executive
director to make the Chamber a
more effective tool in publicizing
the Gulf County, Port. St. Joe
"When we started. the new
'year, we .passed out a question-
naire asking what members'
would most like to see their'
Chamber accomplish and a full-
time director was among the top
priority items," Shoaf said.
The group is also introducing
a monthly meeting with members
and supporters to keep everyone
abreast of things the Board of Di-
rectors have in progress. The first
of these meetings is Wednesday:
morning of next week, with a

Gospel Sing At
Beach Baptist
The Community Gospel Sing'.
will be held Saturday night, June
24th, at 7 p.m. at the Beach Bap-
tist Chapel, St. Joe Beach. Every-
'one is welcome to come.

7:00 a.m. breakfast.
The Chamber President said
the directors are placing more
emphasis this year on welcoming
new residents to the county,
stepping up. industrial develop-
ment activities and.trying to get a
tourist bureau established.-
Shoaf said these activities re-
quire money, of- course. and" the-
Board of Directors is takingg 'a
look' at the dues schedule. "Our
Chamber dues are the lowest in
the state," Shoaf said.-

Revival At New
Bethel Church
New Bethel A.M.E. Church
will begin its Annual Old Fashi6n
Revival services on. June 26 and
continuing through June 30 at
7:00 p.m. nightly. The Rev. David
Savage of Warner -Robins, Geor-
gia, will be the visiting evangelist.
Rev. William Collier, pastor,
cordially extends an invitation to
everyorie to come out and let their
souls be revived, once again.; '
In: times like these, we need

Julius N. Shackleford

Julius N. Shackleford, 73, of
Port St. Joe, passed away Friday
afternoon in the Veteran's Admin-
istration Hospital in Lake City. A
native of Vernon, he was a long
time resident of Port St. Joe, and
retired from St. Joe Forest Prod-
ucts Company. He was a veteran
of WWII, and was a member of.
the Zion Fair Baptist Church.
.' Survivors include his wife,
Flozelle Shackleford of Port St.,
:Joe; one son, Julius W. Shackle-
'ford, Port. St. Joe; :one daughter,
Sarah Shackleford, Stroudsburg,
Pennsylvania; four granddaugh-
ters and one grandson; six great'
grandchildren; one brother, Ar-
chie Shackleford, Port St. Joe;

Alice Adkins
: Mrs. Alice M. Adklns. 69, of
Wewahitchka, passed away Sun-
day afternoon In Panama City,
following an extended illness. A
native of Bradford County, she
had been' a 'resident of Gulf
County for the past 48 years, the,
last 19 in Wewtihtlchkat
Survivors Include two' sons,'
LE. Adkins and Fred Adkins,
both of Wewahitchka; '.four
' daughters, Jeannette Glass,
Joyce Jones, and Helen Borders,
all of Wewahitchka, and Ullie
Mae Gilbert of Overstreet; six
grandchildren; three great grand-
children; and four sisters.
Graveside services were held
Tuesday 'at Pleasant Rest Ceme-
tery, conducted by the Rev. Jim,
Ridley. Interment followed.
SAll services were under the
Direction of Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch

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two sisters, Oneida Lee of Amity-
ville, New York, and Odeal Bran-
tley of Orlando.
Funeral services will be held
at 2:00 p.m. EDT Saturday at the
Zion. Fair Baptist-Church, con-
ducted by the Rev. Alonzo Moore
and the Rev. Raymond Rogers.
Intermiient will follow In Wiliams-
buig Cemetery.
All services are under the :di-:.
rection of the Comforter Funeral
Home. .

J.6. Brock
Jefferson Owen Brock, 75, of
Wewahitchka, passed away
Wednesday afternoon in Panama
City following an extended illness.
A' native of Blountstown, he had
been a long time resident of We-
"wahitchka and. worked -for the
State Road Department, prior to
his retirement. He was a veteran
of WWII.
Survivors include three. sons,
Jefferso O0. Brock Jr. and Robert
_E.. rock,,p.both.of Lakeland, and -
Ben Brock of Hudson, Indiana;
two daughters, Nancy Pierson of.
Mulberry and Virginia Schuck of
Freeport, Texas; .11 grandchildren :.
and 17 great grandchildren; two
brothers; Ed Brock of Wewahitch-
ka and Donald.Brock of Boca Ra-
ton;..and- one. sister, Margaret La-
nier, Wewahltchka.
Graveside funeral services
were conducted Saturday at the
family. plot, Roberts Cemetery,
conducted by David Taunton. In-
terment followed.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funer-
al Home, Wewahitchka Chapel.'

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Defeat Mid City 23-5, Bayou George 18-17

Krafties In Tournament

The Krafties of Port St. Joe
advanced in the League Champi-
onship tournament this week
with wins over Mid City 23-5,
and Bayou George, 18-17.
The first place 10-12 year old
Dixie Youth baseball team from
six areas, Lynn Haven, Callaway,
Parker, Mid City, Bayou George
and Port St. Joe are vying for the
honor of being named the best
team in the Bay Gulf County
Monday evening, the Krafties
trounced 'Mid City behind the
pitching of Damon Quinn, who
struck out seven, gave up seven
walks and only two hits. Mid City
conceded the ball game in the
top of the sixth, as they trailed
23-5, with the Krafties at bat
with no outs.
The bats were hot for the
Krafties as they collected 12 hits.
led by Damon Quinn with three
hits including a homer, Doyle

Pittman Is


at Eglin AFB
Hosea D. Pittman has been
selected as a black leader at
Eglin Air Force Base, where he is
currently serving as Superinten-
dent of Education Services. He
has been decorated with the Mer-
itorious Service and the Air Force
Commendation Medal.
Pittman, a 1969 graduate of
Washington High School, is the
son of Queen and M. D. Pittman
of Port St. Joe. His personal goal
that he lives by is that "opportu-
nity comes to those who are pre-

38th Annual
Whitfield Reunion
The 38th Annual Whitfleld
Reunion will be held Saturday,
June 24 beginning at 10 a.m.
CDT at the A.C. Community Cen-
ter in Wewahitchka.
There will be door prizes, en-
tertainment and music to provide
lots of fun for the entire family.
So bring a friend, a well filled pic-
nic basket and join the Whitfleld's
for their reunion.

IN TOURNAMENT: Kneeling in front, Ju-
lie Lanford, bat girl. Kneeling, from left, Ja-
son Brant, Ryan Yeager, Jesse Colbert, Stu-
art Griffin and Charlie Lanford. Standing,

Crosby with three, Jesse Colbert
and Brian Jenkins with two each,
and Michael Mock and Charlie
Lanford each with one.

Mid City
Port St. Joe

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Down 12 runs alter an inning
and a half, the Krafties using
timely hitting and the wildness of
three Bayou George pitchers
came roaring back Tuesday eve-
ning. Down 17-14, with two outs
and a runner on first in the bot-
tom of the last inning Doyle Cros-
by homered to left, making it 17-
16. Desmond Baxter singled past
the short stop, into left, Damon
Quinn hit a rope that was too hot
to handle by the third baseman,
leaving runners at first and sec-
ond. Ryan Yeager hit a Texas-
leaguer into right field scoring
Baxter with a tying run, and
when the Bayou George defense
failed to handle the ball cleanly,
Damon Quinn flew around the

bases with the winning run.
Des Baxter got the win with
two Innings of relief work, strik-
ing out five, three of them coming
in dramatic fashion with the bas-
es loaded in the top half of the
sixth inning.
Getting hits for the Krafties
were Crosby, 2 RBI homer; Des
Baxter a 3 RBI homer; Ryan
Yeager and Michael Mock, two

hits each; and Damon Quinn and
Brian Jenkins, one hit.
Bayou George 570410-17
Krafties 074304-18
The Krafties faced the only
other undefeated team in the
tournament, Lynn Haven,
Wednesday evening. Win or lose,
the Krafties will play again
Thursday evening in the double
elimination tournament.

Consolidated Electric Supply

Has moved to a new location at the corner of 4th Street
and Reid Avenue, downtown Port St. Joe
We are expanding our facilities and stock to supply the
growing electrical needs of the St. Joe, Wewahitchka, and
Apalachicola area.
A delivery truck services the Wewahitchka area every
Tuesday and Apalachicola, Eastpoint area every Wednes-

Phone in orders welcomed by Herb or Bruce at

No job is too big or too small.
Bids accepted on residential, commercial and industrial
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from left: Sean Bailey, Damon Quinn, Mi-
chael Mock, Desmond Baxter, Doyle Cros-
by, Chris Mock, Warren Yeager, coach, and
Brian Jenkins.


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Available to

Repair Homes

of the Elderly
Low interest loans and grants
to repair owner occupied homes
are currently available form the
Farmers Home Administration
According to local FmHA
County Supervisor Annie H.
Bradwell, these loans and grants
are available for elderly appli-
cants who do not ordinarily quali-
fy for bank loans because of their
low income.
The loans, which have an in-
terest rate of 1 percent, and
grants can be used to repair
homes that have safety or health
The maximum grant is
$5,000.00 and the maximum
loan and grant cannot exceed
In order to qualify for the pro-
gram, applicants must be 62
years of age or older. They must
own the residence in which they
live and it must be located. in a
rural area, town or community.
For more information about
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Ave., Room 311, Blountstown,
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