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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: March 31, 1977
Frequency: weekly
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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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r.Ta TrTH YEAR, NUMBER 32


Industry Deep Water Port Fine People Safest Beaches in Florida
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 1977


15c Per Copy


-Qualifies for State Contest


Last Saturday at Leon High
School in Tallahassee, the
Port St. Joe Symphonic Band
participated in the Florida
Bandmaster's District Con-
test. Four judges from all over
the Southeast rated the St. Joe
Band, "Superior".
This Superior, along with
the Superior St. Joe received
at the District Marching Con-
test, will qualify the band for
their first trip to the State
contest since.Herman Dean's
Great band in 1964.
tiay Smith, Director of the


band, credits the hard work of
the senior members whose
leadership made the great
success possible this year. The
St. Joe band is not only one of
the smallest bands ever to
make it to State, but it has the
youngestmembersof any high
school band in Florida. The
phrase "quality not quantity"
really applies with the band.
These youngsters started
work for this year's band in
the summer when most of
them worked four to six hours
each day to be eligible for the


Marching Sharks. And if that
isn't hard enough work, the
weekly schedule included re--
hearsing every morning dur-
ing school, many afternoons,
every Tuesday and Thursday
night, an -average of three
public performances each
week, and with the help of the
Band Boosters and the people
of .Port St. Joe they raised
$7,000 before Christmas to
operate the Band.
The list of honors received
by St. Joe's band this year
include: a Superior rating at
the Miracle Strip Marching
Contest in Fort Walton Beach;
a Superior rating at the Dis-
trict Marching Contest in
Panama City; Best in Class at
the Southern Open Marching
Contest in Valdosta, Ga.; 11
members selected for the Dis-
trict Honor Band (more than
any other band); a Superior at
the District Playing Con-
test in, Tallahassee; and the
honor of being the first band
from Port St. Joe in 13 years to
go to the'State contest. We can
all be proud of these great
students.
State this year will be held
in Jacksonville, the first week-
end in May. Bands from all
over the state, that have been
rated Superior, will meet for
three days for the final event
of the competition year.


" Band seniors proudly dis-
play -their first place pla-
que in the photo at right,
while band director, Ray
Smith, center, beams his
approval.
From left to right are
Senior band members,
Steve Pierce, Tammy
Locke. Sammy Parker,
Smith, Scott Lamberson,
Kim Timmons and Tim
McLeod.
In the photo below, band
members are unamimous
in their ranking as they
stepped off the bus Satur-
day night on their return
from Tallahassee.
-Star photos


Superintendent of Schools Walter' Wilder presents
spelling championship certificate to Towan Peters.
-r 1 -Star photo


Towan Peters Is


Spelling Champ
S *.


Towan Peters, sixth grader.
of Highland View Elementary
School, will represent Gulf
County in the state spelling
bee in Jacksonville on May 7.
Towan out-spelled a field of
five county school champions
last Friday to take the county.
championship.
Both of the fifth grade
entries were eliminated in the
f first round of the contest.
Donna Jones of Port St. Joe
Elementary stumbled on the
word "rendition". Sherry
Scott of the Wewahitchka
' Elementary School was elim-
inated on the word, "thatch".
In the second round, Laurie
Smith of Port St. Joe High
School didn't take advantage
of the aids she was entitled to
in pronouncing, defining and
using her word in a sentence,
didn't understand the word
and mis-spelled "ascribe", to
be eliminated.
The eventual champion,
Towan Peters and Valerie
Emers of Wewahitchka High
School, seventh grade, traded
words for about five or six
round, before Valerie trip-
ped. on the word "vicious".
Towan spelled it and then
spelled "confiscate" to win
the contest.


.Towan was presented with a
plaque and pin for her
achievement by Superinten-
dent of Schools Walter Wilder
and the other competitors
were presented with pins by
Wilder.
Marion Craig was the pro-
nouncer for the spelling bee
and Ken Herring and Mrs.
barbara Shirley were the
judges.


Fund Drive

Initiated for

Abe Miller
A drive has been initiated
this week by the Port St.
Joe Jaycees, to raise funds
for their president, Abe
Miller. who has been
stricken with cancer.
According to the drive
manager, Larry McArdle,.
Miller will be undergoing
extensive and expensive
treatments which are not
covered by insurance.
McArdle said a fund
collection station will be
set up at the red lights in
the City Friday and Satur-
day, April 1 and 2. Also,
donations can be made at
the Florida First National
Bank in Port St. Joe to the
Abe Miller Cancer fund.
In addition to being the
Jaycee President, Miller
was named Outstanding
Young Man of the Year.by
the club at their annual
award banquet held in
February.


Wednesday Night Meeting Tries to Keep ER Open;


Public Hearing

On Campus


A public hearing concerning
closed campus during lunch,
will be held Monday, April 4,
Sat Port St. Joe High School
Commons Area at 7:30 p.m.
The program will be initiated
Monday, April 18, following a
week-long Easter holiday,
April 11-15, announced school
officials.
The public is invited and
encouraged to attend.


Fishers Meet Here
The Southeastern Fisheries Association
met here in Port St. Joe Friday .evening at
- Raffield Fisheries on the Gulf County Canal.
The association covers all of Florida and west
to Louisiana. And what did the 75-80
fishermen eat at their meeting? Fish, of


A recent decision by the
Board of Directors of Munici-
pal Hospital made three
Weeks ago to close the emer-
Sgency room of Municipal Hos-
-." pital tonight at midnight has
not been withdrawn, accord-
ing to hospital administrator
David Dunham. Unless some
last minute agreement comes
S out of a meeting between City
and County officials in a
special session last night, the

Decertification

: .- Hearing Set
A Notice of Decertification
Hearing has been filed with

Public Employees Relations
Commission (PERC) to dis-
cuss whether or not to con-
tinue with procedures to or-
ganize City of Port St. Joe
employees into a union.
A petition has been signed
by the local employees and
sent to PERC calling for the
decertification hearing.
course! An evening meal of mullet, slaw, PERC representatives have
baked beans and the fixings were prepared by called for the hearing to be
Captain Carl Raffield and Charles Wall to held on Thursday, April 7 in
curb the appetite of.their guests. the Port St. Joe Fire Station
In the photo above, Association president, conference room. The confer-
'Paul Herring of Ft. Myers, talks with Gene ence will determine "repre-
Raffield of Raffield Fisheries, chairman of sentation and unit determina-
the board of the organization. tion" and will be conducted by
-Star photo representatives of PERC.


order of the hospital board is
expected to be applied tonight.
The hospital board arrived
at their decision over a month
ago when they were notified
by doctors in the Port St. Joe
area that they would not
provide emergency medical
services other than to their
own patients after April 1 of


this year.
With no doctors available to
take their place or money
available to hire emergency
service physicians, the board
decided to close down the
emergency service.
The board has subsequently
approached the County Com-
mission for financial help in


hiring emergency room doe-
tors, since people from all
over the county use the city-'
supported hospital services.
A large group of concerned
citizens attended the last regu-
lar meeting of the County
Commission and expressed
their collective desires to have '
(Continued on Page 3) .:


For nearly 20 years, various organiza-
tions and government groups in and
around Gulf County have petitioned the
Department of Transportation to construct
a permanent bridge over the Intracoastal
Canal at Overstreet. The bridge has been
desired as a safety measure for residents
at the Beach when storms strike and they
must evacuate the area. Other avenues of
escape for the area pass through low-lying
areas which are subject to flooding and
roads being closed in times of storms and
their resulting high water.
The County Commission has especial-
ly fought for such a bridge, but to no avail.
Time after time, the County has been told
by DOT, "You don't even have enough
traffic over this bridge to warrant taking a
traffic survey, much less build.a new


high-rise bridge.
But, lo and behold, last week the
County Commissison received a matter-of-
fact letter from DOT saying a new bridge..
will be boilt at Overstreet in the 1979:80
fiscal year. For DOT and their budget:
schedule, that means starting on construc-
tion of the new bridge is two years away.
The communication from DOT said
they. expect to let the contract in fiscal- -
'79-'80 for a new span with a 65 foot.
clearance in the middle. The contract will- .
include the modern high-rise structure and:
approaches. Cost of the bridge is expected-
to be in the neighborhood of $3,100,000.
The new bridge will be financed with-
75 percent federal and 25 percent state"
funding.


Band Earns "Superior"


First Trip to "State" Since 1964


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c'


Doctors' Deadline Midnite Tonite


DOT Says New Bridge


to be Built at Overstreet


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EDITORIALS:


I anoe Wc

We have learned not to be too
Optimistic; neither do we wish to be
totally pessimistic. Maybe we're
counting our chickens before they
hatch, but it appears to us as if an
agreement will be worked out to
keep the emergency room open at
:he Municipal Hospital.
: It's almost impossible to ignore
the expressed desire of the great
majority of the people, of this end of
Sthe county especially, to keep the
I service operable.
It was a unanimous wish by the
100 or so citizens who attended the
%County Commission meeting last
STuesday night, that the room be kept
: ppen and staffed for medical emer-
gencies.
SWe agree with the ones who wish
to keep the service open. When it is
needed, nothing else will take its
place. A 35 mile ride isn't the best
thing in the world for a patient who .
has been injured or who is hovering
between life and death for want of
medical attention.
SWhile we are talking about a
considerable outlay of cash to hire a
doctor or doctors to staff the


After having a motion placed on
the floor last Tuesday night for Gulf
County to align itself with Bay
County in forming a development
association, the County Board de-
cided to take the more prudent route
and wait to see what transpires
before making a move. We agree
with this. If a deal which can be
beneficial for Gulf County is arrived
at, we should join; if not, we should
stay where we are, with the North-
west Florida Planning Advisory
Council.
It is our fear that we will be lost
in the shuffle in an association with
Bay County, who dropped out of the
NWFPAC in the first place because
they thought the small counties in
the association were getting too
much attention while Bay was
footing much of the bill. In fact, Bay
realized a lion's share of the benefits
offered by the NWFPAC.
: Bay County had publicly stated
it wanted-to be in an association by
itself, so as not to have to share the
benefits with smaller counties. They


irked Out

emergency room, we believe a
financial agreement can be worked
out if the County and City fathers get
together in good faith and proceed
with the thought of providing a
needed service and not negotiate
with the thought in mind of getting
out as light as possible in any
responsibility.
We cannot see how the City of
Port St. Joe can provide the service
on its own. We believe the tax payers
of this City have gone the extra mile
in providing a good medical service
for everyone within a 50 mile radius
of Port St. Joe.
There's this thought, too. If
everyone who used the hospital paid
for what services they received,
there would be ample money to
continue usual hospital operations
and also pay for doctors to man the

emergency room from hospital rev-,
enue. There would be no need to try
to figure out an easy way to provide'
the services with tax income.
If, in the end, it is found that the
money just isn't there to pay for
emergency room physicians, we can
blame nobody except those who are
presently riding a free horse.


have also been told by the Economic
Development Administration that
they would be better off with other
county members in their associa-
tion. This, in effect, has told Bay
County they will receive no federal
funding to operate a'planning asso-
ciation if they are the sole member
of that association.
They need us. We are necessary
to their plans, according to the
statement made by EDA.
If, then, our County Commission
insists upon joining in with Bay
County in. a development associa-
tion, we hope they take advantage of
the situation Bay County is in and
bargain for a few goodies for Gulf
County as well. If we can't get the
deal we want, then let Bay County do
the best it can by itself.
We can't stress too strongly that
Bay County has expressed them-
selves as being interested in Bay
County. Let us stress the same
theme and make it plain we are
interested in Gulf County and we will
go where we get the best deal.


Letters... to the Editor


March 21,1977
Dear Mr. Ramsey,
I would like to take this
opportunity to tell you and the
people of St. Joe and Gulf
County about some very dedi-
cated people.
I have just been a patient in
our local hospital and I have'
to say I have never received
such wonderful care as I had
at this time. The nurses were
allthere smiling and willing to
care for my every need. I want
to thank each and every one.
"They are the greatest." Also
I must say how fortunate we
are to have the Doctors


Poonai.
Yours truly,
Mrs. Ralph Ward

Dear Editor:
What is wrong with Mexico
Beach has been well public-
ized. I now request equalt
coverage to publicize that
which I feel is right with
Mexico Beach. I shall attempt
to answer the statements
made in recent letters to the
Editor as they were raised,
although the reiterations in
those letters may necessitate
that my answers get out of
sequence.


First, the inferrence has
been made that there is, or
could be a lack of dialog be-
tween the Citizens and The
Town Council. The minutes of
the Special Meeting of Feb-
ruary 19, 1977 show that upon
motion made by myself the
following regulation was en-
acted:
A. Action desired by
any citizen should first
be presented to a coun-
cilman or councilmen
of his choice for possi-
ble solution or presen-
tation to the Council at
regular session.


Breakfast

to Kick

Off Drive
Port St. Joe's kick-off break-
fast for the American Cancer
Society fund drive will be held
Saturday, April 16 at 9 A.M.,
at the First United Methodist
Church.
House to house workers will
then begin their crusade to
canvas the town for funds and
to alert the public against the
warning signals of cancer.
The crusade will be con-
ducted from April 16 to April
26. A road block will be
manned by members of the
Keyettes from Port St. Joe
High School Saturday, April
16.
Port st. Joe's goal for 1977 is
$2,700.00 and the Golden Goal
is $2,900.00.

Coffee
Tuesday, April 5, has been
designated at Coffee Day in
downtown Port St. Joe. Sever-
al restaurants will be donating
monies collected during the
day from the sale of coffee to
the Cancer Society. Pier 98
and Pauline's invites every-
one to come by and enjoy a
cup of coffee and make a
donation to the Cancer Socie-
ty.

GCCC Singers

In Musical
The College Singers of Gulf
Coast Community College will
present "Music of America"
Thursday and Friday, March
31 and April 1, at eight p.m.
CST in the college's Fine Arts
Auditorium. The program is
free and the public is invited.
Music of America will fea-
ture 13 contemporary, popular
songs performed by the 40-
member student chorus. "The
music of America takes many
shapes and stirs many
moods," said Norman Hair,
director of the production.
"We will present a portion of
popular American music that
will attempt to reflect that
diversity and capture those
many moods."
Songs to be performed in-
clude: "Annie's Song, Black-
water, Where is the Love, The
Way We Were, Theme from
Mahogany and I Write the
Songs."

Jaycees Fete

Ga. Students
The Port St. Joe Jaycees
entertained a group of bilogy
students from Norcross, Ga.
with a hamburger cookout at
the Ski Breeze Camp Grounds
last Friday, March 25.
The students were down to
study the marine biology of
this area.

Does this constitute an un-
American gag? To me, this
represents an open invitation
to anyone to consult with any
councilman at any time, not
just during a meeting of the
council. Would one expect to
be able to appear before the
Legislature in Tallahassee, or
the House or Senate in Wash-
ington, unannounced, or for
that matter by pre-arrange-
Sment, although how could that


March of Dimes walkers pause for lunch of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches Saturday at tUK
Methodist Church. -Star photc


ETAOIN SHRDLU

By WESLEY R. RAMSEY
I


I picked up the paper Saturday morning and
was skimming through it before coming to work,
and lo and behold, there on the Catholic page was
an article, complete with picture, by our own
David O'Shea, the friendly father down at the
Catholic Church.
David had written on the passage where
Christ explains how we have helped him by
helping one of the poor and suffering. He used the
passage to urge people to sacrifice themselves so
that the poor might have food. He did a good job.
Congrats, father David, you are now a
celebrity. Your editor of the special page, Bishop
*Gracida, couldn't have done better.

President Carter's staff seems to be getting
right to work. They're wasting no time. The
press secretary is especially working overtime


be arranged eludes me, and
expect to speak or debate at
will? No, I am not trying to
equate our town council with
State or National Govern-
ment, except that Government
on any level must operate
under some sort of regulation,
for to do so otherwise would
result in chaos.
Now-the statement has
been made that we have the
highest taxed community in
Bay County if not in the entire
State of Florida. A rose may
be a rose may be a rose:
however, a tax wears many
faces. Mexico Beach assesses
a 9.5 Mil AD VALOREM tax.
That's all! All other taxes are
County, State or Federal.
Taking only one other munici-
pality in Bay County, for the
sake of as much brevity as
possible, we find such taxes as
a one percent sales tax, which
we do not have; a 10 percent
utility tax, which we do not
have; City owned wafer and
sewage system, which al-
though I do not have a copy of
their financial statement, can-
not conceive would be oper-
ated without profit; and where
our operational license aver-
ages less than nine-tenths of
one percent-theirs averages
1.4 percent. I fully realize that
trying to compare differing
methods of taxation is like
trying to add apples and
oranges and get a result in
bananas; however, to make a
flat statement that we have
the highest tax rate in Bay
County if not in Florida is
equally obfuscatious.
Our roads are bad-Nolo
Contendre. But to make exten-
sive improvements when we
are, hopefully, on the brink of
installing sewage would in-
deed be folly.
We have no recreational
facilities for children or
adults. Recreation is defined,
in my dictionary, as "any
play, amusement, etc. used
for refreshment of body or
mind".
Am I to take it then that:
swimming; sailing; fishing
from surf, pier or boat; scuba
diving; sun bathing; walking;
crabbing; sitting in' the shade
of a beach umbrella, listening
to the lap of a four-inch wave
breaking on, quote ". .one of


the finest beaches. ..", the
cry of a seagull and laughter
of your children splashing
about-is not "play or amuse-
ment, etc. used for refresh-
ment of body or mind"? It is
indeed peculiar then that hun-
dreds of people either live on
or travel hundreds of miles to
get to, and to spend hundreds
of dollars on Mexico Beach,
thank goodness only a dispro-
portionately microscopic per-
centage of the inhabitants,
find it to be concurrently ". ..
one of the finest beaches. .."
and ". .a scene reminiscent
of Dante's Inferno." No-I
suppose the town might not
provide a whole lot of recrea-
tion-but as the saying goes:
"It's not nice to fool Mother
Nature".
We may not be truly Demo-
cratic on Mexico Beach, but I
would like to see anyone get
up, under any circumstances,
and speak for even one min-
ute, let alone five in the Krem-
lin, or get a letter published in
Pravda. Oh they could, no
doubt, have a Government
Inspector called in to investi-
gate misuse of Government
Surplus Material, as was done
here,-but would he write us a
letter verifying that misappro-
priation or misuse of the
material could be found-as
was done here?
I fully support the premise
that the only way to correct
our ailments is to work to-
gether. I wholeheartedly wel-
come such a situation as
opposed to the present condi-
tions wherein those with a
complaint take matters into
their own hands. Dialogue is,
after all, a two way street.
There may well be a place
for a vacation home in a more
friendly climate. Until such
time as it is proven to me, I
intend to expand on the motto
already in evidence on many
bumper stickers around the
beach, i.e. "Mexico Beach is
for Lovers", to that f add "I
am a love of Mexico Beach".
Yours very truly,
-s- Ralph E. Kimmell
P.S. I give my full permission
to.the Mexico Beach Cham-
ber of Commerce-or any-
one else-to reprint and-or
distribute this letter in any
way it or they see fit.


with several televised press conferences, fire-
side chats and public news appearances already
under his belt after less than three months in
office.
The one who gets my attention is HEW chief
Califano. He has already got himself in trouble
and stirred up a minor scandal. Mr. Califano
has hired himself a chef at $12,000 per year and
somebody, in writing up his job description, gave
the appearance of trying to make the chef's
duties vague. From reading the job description,
one would never conceive that the employee was
a chef. That seems to be Califano's problem.
Some think he was trying to hide the fact.
With quick action like this, one can easily see
that Mr. Carter is a president in a hurry.
Every presidency must have its scandal,
from Vicuna coats, Bobby Bakers, trips in
airplanes for dogs to Watergates. There are
always those around the Presidency who aim to
please, but try just a little too hard.

It was indeed a long, hard winter. I think it's
also going to be a long, hard summer. All the
signs are there. One doesn't have to be part
Indian to read the small indications that the
summer will be rough.
The best indicator of a long, hard summer
happened Saturday morning when I was
awakened by a power lawn mower running. I got
up to put the dog out and bring in the paper. I
glanced out in the back yard and lo and behold,
there was the sign of a long, hard summer. Here
it was only March 26 and the grass already
needed cutting.

My aunt died last week after a long and
interesting life, and her dying made life just a
little bit more interesting for me.
The relatives started gathering for the
funeral and I had the opportunity to see cousins I
hadn't seen in 37 years.
There were two cousins in particular, which
I hadn't seen since we left Oklahoma in 1940. One
had grown up to be a beautiful woman and the
other ended up an ugly man, like me. I used to go
to their house at least once a summer for a week
or so when we lived there and they would come to
our house to stay a while. We visited regularly
and kept in close touch. But, when we moved
from Oklahoma, they did also, in the opposite
direction: they went to California, and we hadn't
seen one another since.
Too, I got to see aunts and uncles I hadn't
seen more than twice in the last 37 years and we
all had a great time talking and getting up to
date.
That's a pity, isn't it? It takes a death in the
family to bring close blood relatives together for
a visit. California is a long way off, however -
too far to go in a week end.

President Carter's staff was bragging about
using cars which run with some economy in one
of the Sunday newspaper supplements. The
administration's people were bragging about
doing their job to conserve energy.
When they started showing off their cars,
about half of them were driving foreign made
cars. Here's an administration which says its,
trying to put Americans to work and keep them
working by providing jobs add conserving
energy, and they drive foreign cars.
It seems to me that our government should
buy American. That's one of the better ways to
keep Americans working. That same advice goes
for those on TV who sing, "Look for the Union
label".


We Believe Finances

BW mAt


Lost In the Shuffle









OBITUARIES

- Joseph Seymour, 90,

Taken by Death Sun.


THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 1977


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Joseph Seymour, 90, a resi-
dent of 308 16th St., Port St.
Joe, died Sunday night at his
residence, following a lengthy
illness. Mr. Seymour was a
commercial fisherman.
Survivors include: a daugh-
ter, Mrs. Milford Duggar, of
Port St. Joe; four sons, A. J.
SSeymour of Cross City, Lowell
Seymour of Sarasota, Leon
"Bud" Seymour of Apalachi-
cola and Lonnie Seymour 'of
Valdosta, Ga.; 21 grandchil-
dren and a number of great-
grandchildren; a brother,
Frank Seymour of Graceville;
two sisters, Mary B. Jones of
Fayette and Ester Gavins of
Norma.
Funeral services-were held
at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the
Long Avenue Baptist Church
with'the Rev. J. C. Odum con-
ducting. Interment followed in
the family plot of Evergreen
Memorial Gardens, Panama
City.
Pallbearers were: David


Duggar, Phillip Seymour,
.Noel Seymour, David .Sey-
mour, Darrell Seymour, Dal-
las Seymour, Mark Collier and
Phillip Collier.
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home of Port St. Joe,
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Deadline

Tomorrow
the County give aid in keeping
the emergency room operat-
ing. This appearance prompt-
ed a meeting between the
County and City to try and
arrive at a solution to keep the
service functioning.
This meeting was scheduled
to begin last night at 7:00 in
the Port St. Joe fire station but
was scheduled too late in the
week for the results to be
reported in this week's paper.


School Honor


Roll Released

SKenneth Herring, Principal Eighth grade: Charles
of Port St. Joe High School, Blow, Donna Bailey, Synda
has just released the fourth six Anchors, Donna Burrows,
weeks honor roll for the Leslie Costin, Teresa Cox,
junior-senior high school. Debroah Dunigan, Elaine
Making "All A's" were: Issacks, Rhonda Harrison,
Seventh grade: Jan Clen- Steve Hughes, Linda Ann
ney, Beth Pollock, Lori Mc- Jackson, Paula Hutchinson.
Clain, Danny McDermott and Dina Parker, Donna Pat-
Michelle Ullmen. terson, Donnie McArdle,
EighthJ grade., Laura Col- Cindy Murdock, Cathy Mc-
linsworth, Jackie Kerigan and .Farland, Kathleen Lyles,
Benjy White Eagle. Stacy Tharpe, Otis Stallworth
Ninth grade: -Ronald Min- and Lee Ann Treace.
ger; tenth grade, Phoebe Bar- Ninth grade: Andera Bush,
low, Karen Collinsworth, Deb- Deanne Graham, Phyllis
bie Cook and Matt Groom Cumbie, Pamela Coney,
Tenth grade: Teresa Nic- Rusty Cox, Vickie Deeson,
hols, Tracie Norwood and Kent .Smith, Ray Pence,
Caron Lynn Buddy Nachtsheim, Jerry
Eleventh' grade: Keith Shores, Geanise Osborne,
Neel; and twelfth grade: Evelyn Sweet, Steve'Sullivan,
Renee-Koella, Virginia Whit- Rick Taylor, Mark Watts and
"field, Steve Pierce, Donna" Bernard Wester.
Pitts,,Pamela Martin, Sammy.. .. Tenth-grade,. Shane Bou-
Parker Npfl /[inlosPrm'~ cher, .Victor Gilbert; Jackie
Those.making the "A and_ Dunlap, Jan- Leavins, Rod-.
B" honor roll were: ney Herring, Deanna Hicks,
Seventh grade: Leighane Dewana Jacobs, Cherry
Baliles, Vicky Barinhill, Kip Stebel, Stephanie Russ, Carl-
Alstaetter, Cindy Etheridge, ton Wilkinson, Paula Tankers-
Channon Greek, Katrina Dan- ley, Cindy Murphy, Ronald
iels, Ann Hodges, Ellen Hen- Pickett and Sandra Martin.
derson, Chris Martin, Patrick Eleventh grade: Gregg
May, Melinda McArdle,'Pat Chason, Lucia Aleixo, Kim
Kerigan, Patricia Raiford, Ernst, Suzanne Hammock,
Freddie Nobles, Charles Fred- Karen Little, Julane McFar-
rick, Janine -Pierce, Canesia land, Gerald Norwood, Char-
Phillips, Tina Pierce, Mark lotte Jenkins, Connie Stouta-
Powell, Lisa Ray, Laurie mire, Deanna.Ramsey, Step-'
Simon, Marjorie Schoelles, hen Osborne, Bill Hughes,
Victoria Sapp, Mary Lou Stayce Trammell, Teresa
Sewell. Sweet, Delores Wilkinson and
Rhonda L. Sasser, Greg Joe Wilson.
Pierce, Karen Smith, GaynelI T*welfti grade: Dwaye
Stephens, Cindy Sullivan, Johnson, Bill Hughes, Scott
Nora Thomas, Ann Ward, Lamberson, Ray Lawrence,
Mark Wester, Delbert White Ewell Harrison, Timmy
Eagle and Andy Wilkinson. Hamm, Wayne Layfield, Peg-
gy Kirkland, Tim Hatcher,
Ss i n 1 Steve Hogg, Lorin White, Mar-
Professional len Taylor, Tim Ullmen.
Elijah Smiley, Jim Roberts,
o Assist Dewayne Patterson, Stacy
to Assist Price, Denise Quinn, Con-
Snie Raffield, Boyd Pickett,
%Gymnastics Darius Chambers, Ken Far-
mer, Tony Dandy, Philip
The avmnastics nrnoram Davis and Annie Ruth Davis.


offered by the Gulf County
SRecreation Department, will
be assisted by Oneal Collier of
Panama City. Mr. Collier, who
was in national competition
for eight years and now con-
ducts gymnastics for Gulf
Coast Community College)
will assist local gymnastics
student each Wednesday,
from four to six p.m.
Mr. Collier will add some
advanced techniques to the
present program for those
already enrolled in the pro-
gram. Children that are not
registered in the gymnastic
program may register at the
Gulf County Recreation De-
partment for this special ses-
sion. The fee will be $6.00 for
April and $8.00 for May, for
those that are not presently
registered. A total of seven
classes will be offered.
Gymnastic classes will re-
sume on Wednesday, April 13.
. Dance classes will begin again
Friday, April 15. Both classes
had a three-week break be-
cause the Centennial Building
Swas unavailable for use by the
, classes. Dance students will
continue the same time sche-
dule as before: beginners
arrive at 2:30, intermediate
3:15 and advanced 4:00.
For further information,
contact John Clenney or Mary
Elliott at 229-6119.


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Richards Speaks at DCT Club Banquet


DCT student Peggy Kirkland, presents a
plaque of appreciation from the class to DCT


instructor, Lamar Faison at Friday night's
banquet. --Star photo


ThePortS";Joe High School
DCT Club held its annual
banquet Friday, March 25 at
the High School Commons
Area.
Guest speaker for the eve-
ning was Hubert E. Richards,
with the State Department of
Education. Richards is a local
resident of Port St. Joe and
a former principal of the Port
St. Joe Elementary School.
Richards' theme for the
evening, "Footsteps In the
Future", pointed out the dras-
tic change that has taken
place in our society and the
responsibilities and chal-
lenges facing the youth of
today in preparing itself for
the future.
To explain the rapid rate at
which times are changing,
Richards used the example of
transportation. To emphasize
this, he pointed out how man
first conceived mobile trans-
portation with the use of
chariots in .1500 BC. Man's
next notable advancement in
speed wasn't until thelate
1800's with the invention and
application of the steam loco-
motive. In the early 1900's
came automobiles and air-


planes and in the past 20
years, jets, travelling many
times the speed of sound,
rockets capable of reaching
speeds of 18,000 miles per hour
and more with the option of
carrying man to the moon.
Richards went on to des-
cribe the term, "Future Shock
the disaster that comes when
the future changes faster than
society changes itN family and
social structure explain-
ed how this is ;. .e,ening at
present with the loss of ethics
and morals, as the family
structure deteriorates.
Richards challenged the
group to accept the responsi-
bility of a quest for such things
as love, honesty, justice and
integrity as they advance in
the future for it's these
attitudes which hold the key to
a good or a bad future.
Honored guests for the eve-
ning included the einployers of
the DCT students and other
school related dignitaries.


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222 Reid Ave.
222 Reid Ave.


Revival Starts Sunday


at Long Ave. Baptist


The Reverend Tony Dicker,-
son, pastor of Pinehurst Bap-
tist Church in Columbus, Ga.
will be the evangelist for
revival services to be held
next week at the Long Avenue
Baptist Church of Port St. Joe.
The Pinehurst church has
been proclaimed as the fast-
est growing Baptist church in
the state of Georgia.
Revival services at the Long
Avenue Church will be held
each evening at 7:30, Monday
through Friday, April 4-8.
Morning services will begin at


7:00 a.m. on Tuesday and?
continue through Friday. ::
Jerome Cartier, Ministe-difo
Music for the Long AvenUe
church, will conduct the-r.;
vival choir and be in charge of
the special music during the.
revival meeting.
Pastor J. C. Odum says thatk
attending revival servkW
next week will better prepare
us for the Christian obser- i
vance of Easter. The church
extends an invitation to every-
one to attend its services.


O No *- m -
the members of'the


"Church of Christ ,
invite you to meet with them:
Sunday Morning Bible Study ........... 10:00 A.M. .
Sunday Morning Worship ............. 11:00 A.M.
SundayNight ........................ 6:00P.Ml.
Wednesday Night ..................... 7:00P.M.

Corner 20th St. & Marvin
For information
I call 229-6969 : ,
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Pamela Ann Parker and Steven Lawrence United In Candlelight Rites


The soft glow of candelight
filled the sanctuary of the
First Baptist Church of Port
St. Joe, as Miss Pamela Ann
;- Parker became the bride of
Steven Lawrence. The wed-
ding was an event of Satur-
Sday, March 12, and was per-
formed by the Rev. Billy Hea-
ton, pastor of the church.
S The bride.'is the daugther
of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ed-
'ward Parker of Port St. Joe.
Her grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. B. W. Wilder, Sr. and
SMrs. T. E. Parker, Sr. and the
late Mr. Parker, all of Port St.


George


Trothed
Pastor and Mrs. Gene Witz-
ky of.Ft. Wayne, Ind., wish to
announce the engagement of
their daughter, Joy Anne, to
| George B. McLawhon, Jr., son
of Mr. and Mrs. George B.
McLawhon, Sr. of Port St. Joe.
Miss Witzky will be a May
Graduate of Bryan College,
SDayton, Tenn., and Mr. Mc-
SLawhon is in post graduate
Study at the University of
STennessee Space Institute. A
: June 4 wedding is planned.


SCouple

, Makes Plans

Sto Marry
:Mrs. Anne Lawler an-
Snounces the engagement of
Sheer daughter, Eileen Anne
I: Lawler, to Roy D. Hinckliffe,
i Jr., son of June and Roy
Hinckliffe of Austin, Texas.
SEileen is also the daughter of
the late Joseph Lawler of
SLansdale, Pa.
'She is currently employed
Sas a speech therapist for Gulf
County.
c The wedding will be an
event of April 9 at one o'clock,
Sat the First United Methodist
Church Chapel of Panama
City. All friends of the couple
are invited to attend the cere-
mony.


CARD OF THANKS
Once again, we find our-
selves reminded of the bless-
ing of having great friends and-
Sneighbors who care. We are so
grateful for each act of co-
cern and sympathy expressed
during the ordeal of losing our
brother, Earl Hatcher.
For the flowers, cards,
phone calls, food and visits we
are thankful, keeping in mind
that it is truly wonderful to be
part of a community of people
who really care.
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Antley
\ & Family
:-:.Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hatcher
and Family


Joe. The groom's parents are
Mrs. Beth Lawrence of Pan-
ama City and Raymond Law-
rence of Port St. Joe. He is the
grandson of Mrs. Garland
Larwence of Chattanooga,
Tenn. and the late Mr. Law-
rence of Port St. Joe, and Mrs.
Eunice Carter and the late J.
L. Carter of Vernon.
The impressive ceremony
was performed before a heart-
shaped candleholder flanked
by candelabra extending the
entire width of the choir loft,
all holding burning tapers.
Wicker baskets placed on


either side of the elevated
nave held arrangements of
white mums and greenery.
The family pews were marked
with blue satin bows and
burning tapers.
Billy Rich of Port St. Joe
rendered prelude selections on
the organ prior to the cere-
mony. He also played the
traditional processional and
recessional and accompanied
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Namy-
nanik as they sang the bride's
selections.
Given in marriage by her
father, the bride was radiant


in an Alfred Angelo original
gown of peau de soie. The high
stand-up neckline was finished
with dainty pearl buttons and
lace. The cap sleeves had a
design of embroidery with.
appliques of lace and pearls.
The front of the dress was
scattered with appliques of
lace extending to the hem. Her
chapel length veil of imported
illusion flowed from a caplet
headpiece adorned with tiny
seed pearls.
She carried a white satin
covered Bible, topped with
shasta daisies and roses, with
flowing white satin ribbon
streamers.
Miss Tavia Copenhaver of
Port St. Joe was maid of
honor. She wore a blue floor-
length gown of polyester crepe
with a cowl collar and long set
in sleeves. Her headpiece was
a sophisticated turban by Jean
Muir of. the same fabric and
color. She carried a nosegay of
white roses and daisies with a
small burning candle in the
center.
Bridesmaids were Mrs.
Donald Capps of Warner
Robins, Ga., sister of the
bride, Miss Joy Parker of
Tallahassee, sister of the
bride, Miss Leisa Hinote of
Opelika, Ala., Miss Paula
Namynanik of Panama City
and Miss Lisa Melton of Port
St. Joe. They were attired
identical to the maid of honor.
Eric Freeman of Port St.
Joe served the groom as best
man. Groomsmen were Eddie
Summers, Ray Lawrence,
David Lawrence, both
brothers of the groom, Tres
Parker, brother of the bride,
all of Port St. Joe and Keith
Kolmetz of Chipley.


Mrs. Parker chose for her
daughter's wedding a floor-
length gown of beige silk with
long sleeves and matching
belt. She wore a cymbidium
orchid. Mrs. Lawrence,
mother of the groom, wore a
mint green gown with match-
ing accessories.
Mrs. B. W. Wilder, the
bride's maternal grand-
mother was attired in a floor
length gown of blue knit crepe.
Mrs. Tom Parker, Sr., pater-
nal grandmother, wore a floor
length gown of blue dacron
polyester. Mrs. Garland Law-
rence wore a floor length
-floral gown with a cymbidium
orchid corsage. Mrs. Carter
chose a pink dress with a
matching jacket.
RECEPTION
Immediately following the
ceremony, the bride's parents
hosted a reception in the social
hall of the church.
Mr. and Mrs. Parker wel-
comed guests to the reception.
Mrs. David Ambrose and
Mrs. Warren Yeager register-
ed the guests in the bride's
book.
The circular bride's table
was covered with a white floor
length dotted swiss cloth. Cen-
tering the table was a four-
tiered wedding cake, an ori-
ginal creation of Miss Joy
Parker, sister of the bride,
and her maternal grand-
mother, Mrs. B. W. Wilder.
The cake was served by
Mrs. Bill Fleming and Mrs.
Jimmy Wilder, aunts of the
bride.
The groom's table was cen-
tered with a comical choco-
late cake. It was flanked by
blue candelabra and the table
held baskets of matchbooks,


mints and nuts. The groom's
cake was served by Mr. and
Mrs. B. W. Wilder, Jr., aunt
and uncle of the bride.
The refreshment table held
arrangements of daisies and
carnations in various shades
of blue. Completing the table's
appointments were trays of
dainty sandwiches, fresh fruit
in a watermelon basket and
assorted hors d'oeuvres. The
coffee was served by Mrs.
Larrie Anchors of Port St. Joe.
Punch was served by Mrs.
Bruce Parker of St. Joe
Beach.
Miniature blue satin rose-
buds containing the tradi-
tional rice were picked from
the white tree and given to the
guests by Miss Joni Shores
and Miss Paula Tankersley of


Port St. Joe.
Others assisting in caring
for the guests were Mrs.
James Tankersley, Mrs.
Robert Whittle, Mrs. Hubert
Richards, Mrs. Terry Hinote
of Opelika, Ala., Mrs. Will
Ramsey of Chattahoochee,
Mrs. Barbara Parker and
Mrs. Dick Benton of Tallahas-
see.
The bride chose for travel-
ing beige chino knee pants
with contrasting blouse. She
wore her mother's orchid cor-
sage. Following a trip to
Disney World, the young
couple will reside in Port St.
Joe.
Pre-nuptial parties included
a lovely coffee at the Copen-
haver home, given by Mrs. L.
L. Copenhaver, Mrs. James


Tankersley, Miss Tavia Cop-
enhaver and Miss Paula Tan.
kersley.
-A kitchen shower at the
Shores' home on St. Joe
Beach, hosted by Miss Joni
Shores, Miss Janis Schwei-
kert and Miss Lisa Melton.
-A delightful luncheon at
Bay Point Country Club in
Panama City. Hostesses were
Mrs. Wayne Hendrix and Miss
Judy Hendrix of Port St. Joe.
-A bridesmaid luncheon in
the Anchors -home on Wood-
ward Avenue. Hostesses were
Mrs. Larrie Anchors and Mrs.
Jean Atchison.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond
Lawrence hosted the rehear-
sal dinner prior to the wedding
rehearsal at Pier 98 Rest-
aurant in Port St. Joe.


Aline's Coiffures

is happy to announce two additions to their staff


CAROL NORTHCUTT

formerly of The Razor's Edge, Panama City.
She is certified in the Sebring style of hair
cutting and specializes in both men and
women's hair styles.


DEBBIE BURNS

for your complete hair care and styling



For Appointment Call 227-7616

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You Are Cordially Invited to Attend


LONG AVENUE

Baptist Church

Corner Long Ave. and 16th St.


SUNDAY SCHOOL ...................
MORNING WORSHIP ................
CHURCH TRAINING ...............
EVENING WORSHIP ................
PRAYER MEETING (Wednesday) ....


Rev. J. C. ODUM,
Pastor


9:45 A.M.
11:00 A.M.
5:45 P.M.
7:00 P.M.
7:00 P.M.


Jerome Cartier,
Minister of Music


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THE STAR, Port St. Joe. Fla. THURSDAY, MARCH 31. 1977


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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 1977 PAGE FIVE



-Methodist Ladies First Fashion Show Is AWhopping Success Wednesday


SThe social hall of the First
.4 United Methodist Church was
transformed into a beautiful
setting for a lovely Fashion
Show and luncheon staged by
,,.,the United Methodist Women
at 12:30 p.m. last Wednesday,
March 23.
Tables placed in a semi-
circle in the room were all
alloom with an array of.
African violets, grown by UM
women. A tasty luncheon was
served preceding the show


-Now,







Telestials
The Oak Grove Assembly of
God will be having its home-
Scoming this Sunday,April 3,
announced Rev. David Fer-
nandez, pastor. Sunday School
( will begin at 9:45 a.m.
S T. H. Spence: will be the
f morning speaker for the occa-
Ssion. Dinner on the grounds,

SObserving

J Silver
-. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. "Bill"
Parker will be observing their
Stwenty-fifth wedding anni-
versary on April 3.
Miss Patti Parker and Mrs.
SCarol Faison, daughters of
Mr. and Mps,.lrker, will be
hosting ag'lebratiqn,on.TgV
day afternoon, April 3,'ftr t
two to four p.m. to honor their
' parent at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Neil K. Arnold, 110
Sunset Circle, Port St. Joe.
S A ceremony to renew their
wedding vows will be at 2:30
p.m. Miss Parker and Mrs.
Faison invite all their friends
and relatives to come and
Help the couple celebrate their
silver wedding anniversary.

NOTE OF APPRECIATION
The family of Mrs. Inez
^ Rhees wishes to thank every-
one for their thoughtfulness
during her recent death. The
First United Methodist and
Sthe First Baptist Church did
an excellent job in providing
food. Many thanks for the
Flowers, memorial contribu-
tions to the First United Meth-
dist organ fund, and for the
Sprayers offered.
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Ramsey
and Family
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Ramsey
and Family


while the guests enjoyed
music with Elizabeth Tomlin-
son at the piano..
The perfectly outfitted
models appeared from behind
a screen and were escorted by
dashing young Hannon Capp
Smith to center stage in front
ofa beautiful seven foot white
Easter tree, complete with
Easter bunny and woods vio-
lets underneath,
Janet King, narrator for the.


at Oak Grove

will be served following ser-
vices.

The evening speaker will be
Lloyd Riley. The Telestials, a
well-known religious group,
will be the guest singers. They
are homebased in Nashville,
Tenn.


fashions, charmed the aud- Madeline Swatts and daugh-
ience with her vivid descrip- ter, Charlene; Brad Thurs-
tion of the very pretty fas- bay; Mary Margaret Bray,
hions as the models made Paul Tankersley, Cathy Rish
their way down and around and Trish Tapper.
the staging area. Ida Ethel Modeling for Costin's De-
Brown and Edith Stone were apartment Store were Ida Ethel
at the piano to set the stage for Brown, Pat Costin, Donna
Each category with music suit- Walker, Melody Smith, Holly
able for the occasion. Lyons and Tiffany Carr.
Betty Robers was stunning.
Modeling for Boyles Depart- in her "From the Attic" out-,
ment Store were Linda Wood fits of bygone days as she
and daughter, Catherine; brought back a glimpse of the
30's and 40's with chiffon,
a 'sr sequins and beads.
Hair styles and the Merle
Norman make-up look were
presented by Aline's Beauty
.'Salon using local models: Pat
Costin, Terry Brown, Trish
Tapper, Linda Wood, Eva
Maddox, Madeline Swatts,
Teresa Cannon, Miriam Harr-


FIRST B

CHUI
Corner Third Street
REV. BILL HEA
STANLEY E. YOUNG, M
Sunday School ........
Morning Worship Sereiice
Church Training ......
Evening Worship Service
Prayer Meeting (Wed.) .

Church "Come and Wor,


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ison and Karen Lynn. Guests
were presented samples of
Merle Norman cosmetics as
favors, compliments of
Aline's.
A choral group from Port St.
Joe Elementary under the
direction of Virginia Harrison
presented a program of out-
standing selections.. This
group was made up of about
25 students from the fifth and
sixth grades.
Door prizes were awarded
at intervals during the show
which added much to the
enjoyment of the guests. Door
prizes were contributed by the
following: Buzzett's Drug
"Store, Aline's Beauty Salon,
Costin's Department Store,
Campbell's Drug Store,
Hedy's Florist, St. Joe Hard-
ware Co., St. Joe Furniture


APTIST

RCH
and Baltzell Avenue
ATON, Pastor
minister of Music & Youth .
............... 9:45 A.M .
S .............. 11:00 A.M .
............... 6:30 P.M .
S.............. 7:30 P.M ,
............. 7:00 P.M .
ship God with Us"


Co. The Beehive, Western
Auto, Smith's Pharmacy, The
Sugar Plum Tree Gift Shop


and Idle Hour Beauty Salon.
The St. Joe Singers from the
Port St. Joe High School under


the direction of Ann Aldridge
closed the show with a great
program of music and songs.


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Mr. Hart Wed
Miss Sandra Charlene Var-
num and.William Randy. Hart
were united in marriage
Monday afternoon, March 28,
at four o'clock.
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Billy Varnum of
Port St. Joe. The groom is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis P.
Hart of Beacon Hill,
The 'couple will make their
home in Texarkana, Texas.


GUESTS VISIT COSTINS
Recent guests of Mr. and
Mrs. C. G. Costin, Sr. were
Mrs. Duane Williamson and
daughter, Kim, Mrs. Mark
Lyons and daughter Michelle,
Mr. and Mrs. Neal Wood and
Mr. and Mrs. Benny Hendrix
of Birmingham, Ala.


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THE STAR. Port St. Joe, Pla. THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 1977


SBank's Color Book Contest Winners Announced


eGE SIX


A BROKEN.MATCH...
S4OWS THAT SOMEONE A
WANTED TO BE "lE
SURE IT WAS
EaO OUTr
T I


38 Youths

In Olympics
Thirty-eight youths travel-
led to Tyndall Air Force Base
to compete in the district
special olympics.
Approximately 17 partici-
pants received first place
ribbons.
Those who helped in coord-
inating plans for local youths
to attend the olympics were
Elaine Peters, C. L. Ash,
Adrian Gant and Patti Groos.
David Lewis 'is the county
coordinator.


Florida First National Bank President,
Ted Cannon, presented cash awards Thurs-
day to winners in a coloring contest,
sponsored recently by the bank. Cannon is


Week End

Tourney
Peter's Laundry is sponsor-
,, ing a Washington Recreation
Center Basketball Tourna-
mwent this weekend, March 31-
'April 2. Five county teams will
be in the tournament and one
From Marianna.
SCompeting from Port St. Joe
will be Peter's Laundry,
Northside Warriors and
Chocolate City. Taunton's and
Fisher's of Wewahitchka will
be in competition, as well as
Jacob of Marianna.
Taunton's will go up against
Peter's Laundry in game one;
Northside Warriors vs. Fish-
Ser s in game two; and Choco-
late City against Jacob in
game three. Schedule for
March 31 will have the first
Game and 6:45 p.m. and game
two at 8:30 p.m. Friday night--.
at6:45, entrants in game three
Swill go up against each other,
Sand game four (winners of the
Friday night's games) will be
at 8:30 p.m.
Finals of the tournament
Swill be Saturday night, with
Sthe losers' consolation game
at 6:45, and the championship
Game at 8:30 p.m.
Admission will be 25 cents
for students and 50 cents for
adults, announced W. J. Rob-
inson, Recreation Center
Director.


SeaBees to Meet

In Sarasota
The mid-year reunion and
convention of the Florida Sea-
bee's will be held at The Lime
Tree Inn on Lido Beach in
SSarasota, on April 22 and 23.
A banquet and, entertain-
ment for all Seabee's and
Queen Bee's will follow the
afternoon meeting. For more
information on the reunion
another Seabee activity in
Florida please contact:
' Navy SeaBee Veterans of
SAmerica, P. O. Box 2942, Sara-
sota, Fla. 33578.


Sharks H


With TwC


shown above presenting awards in the first
and second grade division to Patricia Dees,
first place winner: Pam Cotter, second and
Angie Smith, third.
I.'" i -... .

L '- "


In this photo, Cannon congratulates first Annette Minger, show their satisfaction at
place winner Angel Barbee in the third and being second and third place winners.
fourth grade category, while Sandy King and -Star photos


ANNOUNCEMENT


I have associated myself
with the Top of the
Gulf Restaurant


Mildred Kitchens


In the "older children's" group, Pam Davidson, second and Marcia Stoutamire,
Sullivan was presented first place prize; Paul third.


Clients at the GARC center also partici-
pated in the coloring contest and Cannon
presented prizes to Bernice Turnipseed, first;


Little League

& Softball
SSeasons Are Just
Around the Corner

We Have

Gloves

Ba lls

Bats

Shoes, etc.


Check Our Line of
Golf, Tennis, Weights,
Ping Pong equipment, 0
etc.





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o ,t S o z, S L i a d 4 6


BANrKAMrICraII


Murphy McGee, second and Agnes Griffin,
third.


[ave Perfect Week of Play


SConference Victories


Behind the two-hit, six
strike-out pitching of Duane
: McFarland, the Sharks down-


CARD OF THANKS
-We wish to thank our friends
and relatives for all the kind-
Sness shown to us in the recent
Death of our loved ones.
SYour prayers, concern,
flowers, food, cards and love
will always. be remembered.
May God bless each of you.
The Family of
Lilla E. Odom

CARD OF THANKS
N.yWe wish to take this op-
Sportunity to thank everyone
- for the cards, letters, flowers,
g food and other kindnesses
Shown us during the illness
. and hospitalization of Mrs.
SMorris. Your prayers in our
: behalf were very much appre-
ciated.
Mr. and Mrs. Mel Morris


ed the Chattahoochee Yellow
Jackets 8-3 last Tuesday, to
run their conference record to
2-0. The Sharks pushed across
six runs in the second inning to
take control of the game early.
The Sharks were led at the
plate by Jay Fleming and
Craig Weimorts, both having a
double and two RBIs.

The Sharks traveled to
Blountstown Friday to play
the Tigers in another con-
ference game. Craig Wei-
morts provided most of the
offense for the Sharks. Wei-
morts had two singles, a home
run, scored all three runs, and
had a stolen base. Keef Pettis
had two singles and one RBI to
aid the Sharks.
Pettis pitched his fifth con-
secutive complete game to run
his record to five wins and no
losses. Pettis scattered five
singles, while walking none
and striking out 13 Tiger


batters. He has allowed only
three runs in 35 innings, only
one of them earned.
The Sharks record is now at
8-2.
Port St. Joe played Wewa
Tuesday night at Shark sta-
dium (game statistics not
known at press time). The
team travels to Panama City
to Panama City Christian
School today at 4:30, and will
entertain Florida High Friday
night at 7:00 at Shark stadium.


THREE HOME GAMES
SLATED NEXT WEEK
Next week the Sharks have
three more homegames. They
will host Bay High on Tuesday
at 7:00; Panama City Chris-
tian Thursday at 7:00; and
Blountstown Friday night at
7:30.
This gives home fans an
excellent opportunity to view
the Shark outfit in action on
one of these nights. Please try
to attend and support the
team.


Follow Smokey's advice-
break your matches!


First United
Methodist Church
Constitution and Monument
Port St. Joe, Fla.
JOHNIE W. McCURDY, Minister
CHURCH SCHOOL ..................... 9:45 A.M.
PREACHING SERVICE ...... 11 A.M. & 7:00 P.M.
METHODIST YOUTH FELLOWSHIP... 5:30 P.M.
CHOIR REHEARSAL (Wednesday) .... 7:30 P.M.'"


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Legal Advertisements


V NOTICE
The Board of County Commissioners
of Guf.County wil receive sealed bds
from any peron, company, or corpora-
tion interested In selling the County the
following described personal'property:
HIghway, sign construction mater-
Slals. Please submit unit prices for
material suitable for sign construct.
lion and sign mounting.
Bds will be received until 9:00 o'clock
AM., E.S.T., April 1r2, 1 at the office
tme Clerk of Circuit Court, P. O. Box
9M, Fort St. Joe, Pla. 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reflect
any and all bids.
BOAROof COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
5- Everett Owens, Jr.,
Chairman 2)3.31
NOTICE
The Board of County Commissioners
of Gulf County will receive sealed'bli
from any person, company, or corpora.
tion interested in ling te County the
following described peronar prorty:
Two ()- yd.- Gasoline Powered
Dump Trucks
or
Two (2)-14 yd. dieel powered
dump rucks
Trucks as per specs on file In Clerk
of Circuit Court's Office, P. O. Box
94, Port t. Joe, Florid 3U26
Bds will be reclved until 7:00 o'clock
P.M., E.S.T., April 26, 177, at the office
of the Clerk of Circuit Court, P. Box
IN, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.
BOARD of COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
'GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
213-31


preliminary Investigation, the Commis-
sion finds that It has reasonable cause to
believe the Instant petition is sufficient
as required by Fla. Admin. Code Rules
8H-3.07, 3.08, 3.09. and 3.10.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
pursuant to Fla. Admin. Code Rules
1H-3.17 and 3.18, a public hearing will be
conducted by a hearing officer of the
Public Employees Relations Commls-
skimotn questions concerning representa-
tion and unit determination.
Before: R. T. Donelan, Jr., Hearing
Officer
Date: April 7, 1977; Time: 9:30 a.m.
At: Conference Room, Fire Station,
Port St. Joe, Florida
All interested parties will have an
opportunity to appear in person or
otherwise and present testimony and
other evidence regarding these issues.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that all
prehearing motions should be directed
to:
Leonard A. Carson, Chairman, Public
Employees Relations Commission, 2003
Apalachee Parkway, Suite 300, Tallahas-
see, Florida 32301.
ISSUED this 2d day of March, 1977.
4- Judy R. Collins,
Deputy Clerk
cc: Victor Hansen, Attorney for
Respondent
James McArdle, Representative for
Petitioner
Roy 0. Scherer
NOTICE TO RECEIVE BIDS
The Gulf County School Board will
receive bids until 5;00 p.m., EST, April
S, 1977, In the officeof the Superinten-
dent of Schools oh (1) 1963 Ford Model
8750, a-cylinder school bus, B75FU-
MIleM Thil uhilrli mlu hA n t th


and administer the activities
schedule.
6. Develop and administer surveys
to determine wants and needs of
the people as well as the re-
sources available for meeting
these needs.
7. Conduct these duties in concert'
with the Advisory Board.
III. Supervision
1. Supervise hourly rate employees
workJng in the program.
2. Assist in the supervision of groups
working out of their own organi-
zational structure where their
activities are related or coordi-
nated.
3. Assist In the supervision of adult
education classes developed
through this program.
4. Supervise such maintenance and
custodial work as is related to
Sthe operation of the program.
IV. Salesmanship.
Promote understanding of the
community-school services con-
cept. Help people understand the
alms, objectives, and goals of the
program, and sell the idea of the.
need for service of people to other
people.
V. Communicating
Maintain a constant open and
positive flow of information con;
cerning the program to the parti-
-cipating agencies and the public.
VI. Human Relations Building
Develop an understanding of all
the people in each community.and
work to lead them into a know-
ledge and understanding of one
another.
Assignment:
To be determined by the Advisory
Board.
Requirements:
To be determined by the Advisory
Board. (But must coordinate with em-


M W . -- u ... p lo y m e n t p o lic ie s a n d r e g u l a t ion s o f
BID NO. WWPI0 Wewahltchka High School auto mech- ployment policies and regulations of
The City o Port St. J, Florida, anics shop. eachparticipating agency.)
invites bids on the following described The Board reserves the right to reject Salary:
Invites bids on the following described a t r o mib To be set by the Advisory Board.
items: any and all bids. Please mark your bid To be set by the Advisory Board.
4 e .-W x x 20' angle, 316 S envelope "SEALED BID-BUS."2t24
2 ea.--4-c' x 12' angle, 316 S-S B. Walter Wilder, Supt.
Sae0 ea.-Nine-sixteenths' I.D. x 10 K1 2t 3-24
S"O.. Alon316-SSspacer -- IN THE CIRCUIT' COURT, FOUR-
O.D. x IVA" long, 316 3S spacers TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF
1 o.-'" x 2" x 12"flat bar, 316 S-S Applications will be accepted in the COUNTY.
2 e.-W x 4" x3" x 12 angle, 316 S-S office of the Superintendent of Schools in
3ea.--"Ak x"x 3"x 12'angle, 316S-S the Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida IN THE INTEREST OF:
40 ea.-%" flat washers, 316 SS until 5:00 P.M. EST, April 5, 1977, for one CATHY -OVERMAN, PATRICIA ANN
40 ea.-%" lock washers, 316 S-S Community Services Director for the OVERMAN, THOMAS DWAYNE
120.-" N. C. heavy duty nuts, 316 Wewahitchka area. OVERMAN, Children.
S-S GULFCOUNTY NOTICEOFSALE
12 ea.--" O. D. x 12' rod, 316 S-S JOB DESCRIPTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I,
1 ee.--' O.0. x 12 rod, 316 S-S Title: Community-School Services Co- Ken Murphy, Sheriff of Gulf County,
4 ea.--W x 2* x 6' flat plate, 316 S-5 ordinator Florida, under and by virtue of a Writ of
BiBdsshallbesealed n anenvelopeand Primary Function: Under the direction Execution heretofore issued out of the
.plainly marked "Bid No. WWPI06". All and cooperatively with the Advisory above entitled Court, in the above
bids must be F.O.B., Port St. Joe, Board, to plan, organize and imple- entitled cause, having levied upon the
Florida, and approximate delivery date meant a program of desirable com- following personal property, situate,
shown. Bidders are requested to submit munity activities which meet the lying and being.In Gulf County, Florida,
bids in item sequence and totaled. The real and expressed educational, re- to-wit:
City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to creational, and social needs of Gulf One 2-door refrigerator freezer
accept or reflect any or all bids, waive County citizens. One Kitchen Wall Cabinet
any formalities and to choose the bid Malor Responslbilites: One Wood Heater
deemed best to meet the City's needs. I. Organizing One Black and White Television, Por-
Bids must be good for 30 days after 1. Organizing educational, recrea- table Model S 505533867
opening. tional and social activities to One 8-Track Tape Player
Bids must be submitted to the City meet the needs of children, youth Two Record Players and Stand
Clerk's Office, P. O. Box A, Port St. Joe, and adults. Three Chest of Drawers
Florida 32456, on or before 5:00 P.M., 2. Making schedules which coordi- One Book Shelf
E.S.T., April 5, 1977. Bid opening will be nate activities, facilities and Mr. Coffee No. II
Shield at the Regular City Commission agencies. One Sabre Saw
Meeting April 5, 1977, at 8:00 P.M., 3. Caring for and storing equipment. Three Lamps
SE.S.T., in the Municipal Building, Port 4. Developing and implementing an One End Table
SSt. Joe, Florida. information system, utilizing Linens
:s. Michael J. Wright.. mass media and other Informa- Blankets
City Auditor and Clerk it 3.31 tional systems, to keep the public Dishes
S___ aware of programs and ac-ivities Silverware
: STATE OF FLORIDA available. Pots and Pans
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RELATIONS I. Administering and that upon the Ilth day of April, A.D.,
COMMISSION 1. Know, interpret and put into ef- 1977, during, the legal hour of sale,
: Case No. H-RD-773001 feet such policies of the various namely, 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon, on
7" JAMES L. McARDLE, participating agencies as have said day, at the front door of the
Petitioner, bearing upon the program. Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Gulf County,
Sand 2. Prepare and administer a budget Florida, I will offer for sale and sell to
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, for the operation of the program, the highest bidder for cash, in hand, the
Respond nt. 3. Recommend competent person. above described property, as the pro-
SNOTICEO DIE TIFICTION ,hoy rae ery pf Waller F Overman o satsly
"- n~i l i'----f -' -;-.---I=.-sad Exec vtbengad Propart'o'be- sold
The above named Organization has 4 Keep time sheets and 'prepare at sale as suolecl to any and all existing
filed a Oecertiflcatwin'Ptltion pursuant and submit payroll forms for liens..
Fto Fla. Admn. de Chapter SH-3, a those employed. -s- Ken Murphy, Sheriff
. copy of said petition is attached. After a S. Assign facilities, adjust conflicts Gulf County, Florida 4t 3-17


THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 1977 PAGE SEVEN


II
Bowling




n News


Winter Mixed League
The Winter Mixed League
met on March 22, with Fiesta
Food Store taking three
games from Team 2, on lanes
one and two. Bill Henderson
led Fiesta with 198 game and
505 series. James Hicks bowl-
ed a 187 game and 474 series
for Team 2.
On lanes three and four, a
Team 8 took four games from
St. Joe Paper Co. Steve Wom-
bles led Team 8 with a 168
game and 476 series. Rick
Bond led St. Joe Paper Co.
with a 160 game and 424 series.
WJOE Whammos took three
games from Sylvachem on
lanes five and six. Norma
Hobbs bowled a 180 game and
488 series for, WJOE. Bill
Whitfield had a 195 game and
496 series for Sylvachem.
On lanes seven and eight,
Dairy Burger took three
games from 4 Beacons. Harry
Lowry led Dairy Burger with _
a big 242 game and 578 series. ."
Fred Kleeb bowled a 180 game
and 507 series for 4 Beacons.


Standings:
Dairy Burger
Sylvachem
WJOE Whammos
Team 2
4 Beacons
Fiesta Food Store
Team 8
St. Joe Paper Co.


W L
73 31
65 39
64 40
55 49
52 52
42 62
37 67
28 76


Winter Mixed League
The Winter Mixed League
met on March 24, with Ralph
and Henry's taking three
games from Renfro. Sheila
Stoutamire led Ralph and
Henry's with a 151 game and
Susan Bigelow a 387 series.
Berta Claytbn bowled two 189
games and a'506 series for
Renfro.
Lanes three and four had
Loonies .taking three games
from Highland View Motors.
Connie Ross bowled a 143
game and 391 series for Loon-,
ies. Sandra Brock led H. V.
Motors with a 142 game and
Joyce Gajnous a 382 series.
:Oh :1ani'es five-a'n'd'~ls; Red-
Hot Mamas took three games
form Bowen's Cow Girls. Gin-
nie Whitfield led '.Red Hot


Mamas with a 168 game and
457 series.- Edwina Bowen
bowled a 136 game and Pat
Hutchinson a 362 series for
Cow Girls.
Surefoots took three games
from Tomlinson Abstract on
lanes seven and eight. Rhonda
Gainous bowled a 111 game
and 309 series for Surefoots:
Norma Hall had a 104 game


and Margie Martin a 288
series for Tomlinson.


Standings:
Renfro
Ralph & Henry's
H. V. Motors
Loonies
Bowen's Cow Girls
Red Hot Mamas
Surefoots
Tomlinson Abstract


W L
82% 21%
80 24
66% 37%
64 40
49 55
30 74
25 79
18 86


Sunrise Service

On Easter Sunday,'April 10,
there will be an Easter Sun-
rise Service at 6:30 a.m. at
Port St. Joe High School foot-
ball field. Again, all of the
community is encouraged to
participate in these Easter
worship services.


p--~~


Ladies' Sheriff's Auxiliary Formed


A recently formed organi-
zation for women, the Gulf
County Sheriff's Women's
Auxiliary, will benefit Gulf
County. These women will
serve as volunteer matrons in
the Gulf County jail.

They have received train-
ing through Gulf Coast Com-
munity College and have re-
ceived Basic Law Enforce-
ment Auxiliary standards
which included 28 hours in
first aid training, classroom
law enforcement training and
training on the firing range.
This group of six women will
be charter members and are
deputized as Special Deputies
foir Guf County.,:,.

Pictured above are: stand-
ing, Sheriff K. E. Murphy,


Rhudine Jackson, Captain
Wanda Brown, Secretary and
Treasurer, Otheda Gable. Sit-
ting: Diane Reagan, Barbara


Creel, and co-captain Linda
Koelle.

Anyone interested in joining


this organization may contact
the Sheriff's Department for
applications, or anyone of the
members.


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PAGE EIGHT THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 1977



Ground Covers Can Add Beauty,



I 2 Reduce Maintenance of Your Yard


Interesting contrasts in tex-
ture and color may be brought
into your landscape by the use
of ground covers. Not only are
these materials an asset to the
beauty of your grounds but
also can reduce maintenance
problems.
Ground covers may be
divided into two categories.
Living materials would in-
clude such plants as vinca,
English and Algerian ivies,
liriope, daylilies, confederate
jasmine and honeysuckle to
name just a few. Non-living
materials usually are types of
gravel or rocks although in a
broader sense we include such
materials as leaves and pine
needles.
Ground covers are an asset
to easy maintenance because
they are often used in areas
which are difficult to maintain
in low or other planting areas.
Such areas may be strips of
ground between sidewalks and
drives or walls. Steep slopes
associated with ditches and


areas of dense shade where
grasses will not perform ade-
quately may be planted with
ground covers to reduce main-
tenance as well as making
these areas more attractive.
The difficult time of ground
cover culture is the first year.
During this time the area
must be kept reasonably free
of weeds and well watered.
Once the plants have become
established only occasional
maintenance is necessary.
Some of the most adaptable
ground covers are native
Florida plants-aritillery
plant, Carolina yellow jess-
amine, coontie or zamia,
dicondra, several ferns, sela-
ginella and wedelia.
If your home is in a location
where salt is a problem and
grass difficult to grow, include
salt-tolerant ground covers in
your landscape. Some of the
best are coontie, dichon-
dra, climbing fig, fig-mari-
gold, Algerian and English
ivy, shore-juniper, lantana,


lily-turf, lippia, liriope and
wedelia.
Many ground covers are ex-
cellent for shaded areas: artil-
lery plant, bugle-weed, coon-
tie, ferns, ivies, lily-turf, li-
riope, pepperomia, selaginel-
la, wandering jew and wede-
lia.
Several ground covers can
be used as effectively as
flowering annuals for spring,
summer and fall colors and
they have the advantage that
most are perennials. For
spring and summer flowering
consider bugle-weed, caltrops,
yellow jessamine, daylilies,
confederate jasmine, lantana,
periwinkle, purple setcreasea
and wedelia. Cuphea, lantana,
lippia and wedelia provide fall
and winter color.
South Florida is especially
rich in exotic ground covers.
Some of the most popular are
wedelia, zebrina, blood leaf,
rhoeo, ferns, kalanchoes,
bromeliads, aloes, ajuga and
dwarf varieties of carissa.


Bulbous plants like crinums,
spider lilies, amaryllis and
daylilies are also popular.
Some of the exotic ground
covers can be damaged or
killed by low temperatures
and thus are not permanent in
central or north Florida.
Check with your local county
extension agent for those
ground covers most adaptable
for your area.
Make your landscape more
attractive by using ground
covers effectively and enjoy
your bonus of reduced mainte-
nance.


Jimmy Kilbourn

Died Yesterday
It was learned just as The
Star was going to press yester-
day afternoon that Jimmy Kil-
bourn had died following a
lengthy illness.
Funeral arrangements will
be announced by Comforter
Funeral Home.


The Port St. Joe Ministerial
Association announces the fol-
lowing Good Friday Com-
munity Worship Service to be
held at First Baptist Church in
Port St. Joe, Friday, April 8,
beginning at 11:30 A.M. to 3:00
p.m. The theme of the wor-
ship service will be based on
the Seven Last Words of
Christ.
There will be seven different
local ministers speaking in
30-minute intervals during
this time period.-
Rev. Bill Heaton, pastor 6f
First Baptist Church, will
begin speaking at 11:30 a.m.
on "Father, Forgive Them".
The second speaker, Rev. Sid
Ellis, will be speaking on
"Today thou shalt be with me
in paradise". The third speak-
er, Rev. Johnie McCurdy, will
speak on "Woman, Behold
thy Son." "My God, My God,
why hast Thou forsaken Me,"
will be the topic of Rev. J. C.
Odum, the fourth speaker. The
fifth speaker, Rev. Charles


Price, will speak on "Thirst".
The sixth speaker, Rev. Law-
rence Cox will speak on "It is
finished," and finally, Rev.
Bill Stephens will speak on


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commend my spirit."
The entire community is
invited to attend this worship
service.


with a 476 series. Marguerite
Scheffer led the Play Girls
with a 381 series.
St. Joe Furniture is still
holding on to a slim first place
lead by winning three games
from Florida Bank. Bertha
Clayton had a 502 series for
the Furniture team. Cathy
Blackburn had a 422 series for
Florida Bank.
Standings: W L
St. Joe Furniture 74/ 291/
H. V. Superettes 74 30
Alley Kats 64 40
Florida Bank 54 50
Pate's 47 57
Pepsi Cola 361/ 67/2
C&G 35 69
Play Girls 31 73


.Pop-up camper, hardtop,
$500. Call Wewa, 639-5249.
2tp 3-31

S1971 4 Season travel trailer,
19' self-contained, loaded.
$500. Call 653-9760.
3tc 3-31

Better Boy, Patio and
Homestead tomato plants;
sweet banana and bell pepper
plants. Call JearnStebel, 229-
4304 after 4p.m. tfc 3-31

YARD SALE
Friday Saturday, 9-6. Lots of
bargains. 209 2nd Ave., High-
land View. Itp 3-31

GARAGE SALE
Thursday and Friday from 8-4
at 706 Woodward Ave. Baby
clothes, as well as children
3ahd adult's clothing. Itc 3-31

One metal shower and one
fabricated stove exhaust hood
with filter inserts. $20.00 for
both. 229-6875. 2tp 3-24

Cox fold-out camper, sleeps
6, built-in stove, sink and ice
box, extras included all kit-
xhen equipment and bedding.
eAll ready for camping. In ex-
cellent condition. 229-6144,
Cecil M. Pettis, 1015 Marvin


Ave., Port St. Joe.

Mc's Pawn Shop
SHomestead tomato
5c ea.; cabbage plants
large asst. of guns and
Turquoise jewelry, o:
off; many more items i
102 5th St.
S Highland View


Caladiun bulbs are
able at The Star office
ties of pinks and reds

Membership in S
Country Club, dues pa
March. Call Apalachice
:9S3.
DRAPERIES-Read
and custom made. Lar
section of swatches to
from. Roche's Furnitu
Appliance Store, 209
Ave., phone 227-5271.


.650 yard trammel n
:yd gill net. Call 227-83

S"'The Great Tide", a
ful hardbook edition is
sixth printing, one of FlI
most famous historical
written by Rubylea Ha
mer resident of Port St.
ino on sale at Cam
Drug Store, Buzzett's
Store, Pauline's Resta
Economy Washeteria
tact Mrs. Eunice H. B
229-4171. Ideal for gifts
*
I will demolish i
garages for materials
6402. t


For All Your

Mary Kay


NEEDS
Call Wanda Brown
229-6132 days
229-6149 evenings
or come by 518 1st St.
and pick
up your cosmetics
from my inventory.
tfc 3-17


Sunbeam cannister vacuum
cleaner. Excellent condition.
rfl,11 a =o, l O


tfc 2-17


DRY cleaning carpets is
easier; faster, ans safer with
HOST. Rent our machine. St.
Joe Furniture, 229-1251.
tfc 10-23

One large stainless steel re-
frigerator, one white refrig-
erator. For information call
648-5272. tfc 3-10

FOR STANLEY HOME
PRODUCTS
CaV Betty Gilbert
648-7534


2tp 3-24 tfc7-15
One six ft. & 12 ft. tandem
P wheel flat bed trailer. All
plants, welded construction, $350.00.
,3c ea.; Call 648-3600 after 1:00 o'clock.
d rifles. tfc 2-3
ne-third
for sale. Kubota Most flexible de-
pendable diesel tractor in its
class. Six basic models from
3to 3-24 12 1hp to 30 hp. Two quarter
wheel drive in 2, 3 or 4
e avail- cylinders all these standard
.Varie- features; live hydraulic sys-
tem, 3 point hitch, P.T.O.'s
and many others, priced from
t. Joe $2,364 available with large
lid thru selection of emplements. Bay
ola, 653- Lawn, Leisure, etc. 2841 Hwy.
tfc 3-3 77 N Panama City. Phone
y made 769-5616.
rge sel- 7 2-
choose Custom-made wooden name
ire and plaques, for mail boxes, front
Reid gates, door posts, etc. Econo-
my Motors & Garden Center,
tfc 3-10 301 Hwy. 98, HV, 2296001.

tet, 400 CB Radios, Johnson, Craig,
105. Surveyor, antennas, base sta-
tfc 1-27 tions, terms available. West-
ern Auto. tfc 3-4
beauti-
Sin its
orida's Firewood for sale, short
novels 2x4's. You load pick-up truck,
ll, for- $10. We load and deliver dump
Jo is truck full, $25. 229-6380. tfc 10-7


WANTED
Car pool to UWF on Tues-
day and Thursday nights from
5:15 9:45 CST. If interested
call 227-3161.


, Jo
pbell's
Drug
lurant,
or con-
rinson,

tfr 4-7'
houses,
s. 229-
fc 3-3


1975 Ford F-100 pick-up, 360
V-8, power steering, 28,000
miles. $2,400 as is. Call 653-
9760. 3tc 3-31


1975 Cougar XR7,
shape, extra clean. For
information call 229-691
6:00.

1971 VW camper, "po
Call 229-2206. t
For Sale or Trade f&
Pick-Up: 1975 Datsun p
4-speed, ac, white
wheels, wide tires, radio
tool box. O. M. Taylor
5497. t

1973 Chevy pick-up
r&h, ac, ps, pb, auto. t
camper top, $2,500.00. Ca
3600 or 234-9426. t


good


Lot 50' x 150' with 2 BR
mobile home, corner 7th &
Fortner. J. K. Dorsey, Rt. 3,
Cairo, Ga. 1-912-872-3462.
2tc 3-31


More Large three bedroom house.
3 after Located in corner with 1%
lots. Many extras. Fully car-
it 3-31 peted, central air and heat,
large 'den, living room with
p-top" fireplace, kitchen, garbage
f 3-24 disposal, large laundry room,
or Old screened back porch, sprink-
)ickup ler system in yard. Also utility
spoke house. Very private. Must see
io and to appreciate. For appoint-
r. 648 ment call 229-4136. tfc-3-31
S3-10 For sale by owner, 2 large

truck, bedroom, 2 bath, carpeted, on
tran. 1/4 acres of land, chain link
ras.' fence. 639-2878. 2tc 3-24


l1l 648-
fc 3-10


For Rent until June 1, one
bedroom and private bath.
528, corner of 6th St. and
Woodward Ave. It 3-31

Nice trailer lot at St. Joe
Beach, Columbus St. Call 229-
3107. tfc 3-31

mobile home sites at
Rustic Sands Campground.
Mexico Beach. $30.00 month.
Laundry and rec hall. 648-3600.
tfc 12-9

For Rent: One 2 BR house
on Duval St. at Oak Grove,
also one 3 BR furnished house
on Beacon Hill. Call 229-6961.
tfc 12-16

1 BR trailer and 2 BR trailer
at St. Joe Beach, Canal St. For
more info call 648-5650. For
Sale: 1967 extra clean Impala
Chevrolet, good cond., for
more information, call 648-
5650. tfc 1-6

NO need for wet carpets.
Dry clean them with HOST.
Use rooms right away. Rent
machine. St. Joe Furniture,
229-1251. tfc 10-23

Public address system.
Owned by the Port St. Joe
Kiwanis Club. A new system
operable on either battery or
current. Call Ken Herring,
227-5281 for rental. tfc 3-3

Why live in the crowded
city? Move your mobile home
to peace, quiet and tran-
quility. Water, garbage collec-
tions, yards mowed, live lei-
surely. Gulf privileges. Only
VA approved mobile home
park in Gulf County. Ski
Breeze Meadows Trailer
Park. 9 miles southeast of
Port St. Joe on Hwy S-30.
Come out and enjoy the quiet.
Call 229-6105. tfc 5-6


New brick home, 3 bed-
rooms, 2 baths, fireplace, 1,800
sq. ft., $35,000. Call 229-8119.
tfc 2-10


3 BR house, 2 baths, 3 lots on
Palm Blvd. For information
call 227-2181. tfc 11-4

Lot for Sale: St. Joe Beach,
nice yard, with facilities for
trailer. 75' by 150' depth. For
information call 227-8241 or
229-6129. tfc 1-20

3 BR, 2 bath home, fully
carpeted, large closet space.
Chain link fence. Phone 229-
6652 or can be seen at 106
Bellamy Circle. tfc 3-3

VETERANS $300 down.
We have 2 new brick homes
for sale in Wewahitchka.
These homes have 3 BR, 2
baths, central heat, carpet,
garage, etc. FHA and conven-
tional financing available.
Call collect 205-794-6711
Dothan. An equal housing op-
portunity builder. tfc 9-23

New brick home at 106 Yau-
pon Ave. 3 BR, 2 bath, dining
room, living room, den and
kitchen. Call 227-2291 or 229-
5302. tfc 10-7


FOR SALE: 7 acres
near Dead Lakes.

1.6 acres at White
bank of canal.
E. Tom Pridgeoi
Phone 229-6950


Beach cottage on De:
at St. Joe Beach. For ii
tion call 229-6953 after


NOTICE
NOTICE
As of this date, I will no
longer be responsible for debts
incurred by anyone other than
myself.
-s- Raymond W. Roberts
4tp 3-10


of land,


City on


There will be a regular
communication of Port St. Joe
Lodge No. 111, F. & A.M.,
every first and third Thursday
at 8:00 p.m.
R. C. CHANDLER, W.M.
F. E. Brogdon, Sec.

R.A.M.-Regular co., a-
tion on St. Joseph Chapter No.
56. R.A.M. 1st and 3rd Mon-
days, 8 p.m. All visiting com-
panions welcome.
J. L. SIMS, H.P.
E. William McFarland, Sec.

There will be a VFW meet-
ing the third Tuesday of each
month in the American Legion
Hall. tfc 6-19




- mi]- 1-L ~

Furnished apartment for
rent, 510 8th St. Call 229-6895
before 5:30; 229-6827 after
5:30.


Furnished apartment at
Mexico Beach, 2 BR, living
room, dinette, kitchen, bath,
near water. Wall to wall car-
pet. Low year round rates,
$110.00 per month. Call day
227-3151 or night 648-3157.
tfc 3-24

Apartments for rent at St.
Joe Beach. Call 229-3107 after
5p.m. tfc 3-24





Nicely furnished 2 BR
house, queen size furniture,
carpet, screened breezeway,
closed garage, chain link
fenced yard, auto. heat and air
cond. 229-6777 after 6 p.m.
tfc 3-3

2 BR furnished house for
rent in town. Call 227-4421.
tfc 3-10



Business Ogp


$800 to $1,000
In A Month
while in training. Base guar-
4tc 3-10 antee plus commission. Ex-
panding National Security
Sota St. Corporation. Need several
nforma- quick learners to train now for
5 p.m. management positions in 30 to
tfc 2-24 90 days. To qualify call 1-575-
9165. Itc 3-31


Star Classifieds Reach Over ,


2,300 Families Each Week!



____________ 3~ ___________


Trees taken down, trimmed
and removed. Yards cut also.
Call Johnson's Tree Service.
227-7772. 3tp 3-31


Wewa Builders Inc.
Commercial Residential
Repairs and Remodeling
Custom Fiieplaces
Let us cover your house
in rough sawn cedar.
No maintenance required.
Adds insulation to exterior
walls. Cheaper than alum-
num siding.
639-5316
8tc 3-24

Wewa Custom Cabinets
Specialize in all formica
covered cabinets. All type
wood grain available or
natural wood finish.
Free Estimates
639-5316
8tc 3-24


FOR TV REPAIRS and
Zenith Sales see K&D TV and
Sound at 301 Reid Avenue. Call
227-2071. tfc-1-27

All types carpet and vinyl
flooring installed. 10 years
experience. For free measure-
ment and estimate, call Ron-
ald Ross, 229-6822. tfc 3-3

LEWIS FLOOR CLEANING
All Types
229-6482 or 229-6447
tfc 9-20

Septic Tanks Pumped Out
Carefoot Septic Tank
229-8227, 229-2351,
and 229-6694.
tfc 7-1

Carpentry Work Done
Reasonable Rates
Jimmy Johnson
Phone 227-7657
tfc 8-19


GLEN'S CABINET SHOP
Kitchen Cabinets -
Vanities Mill Work
Cabinet Hardware & Tops
White City, Hwy. 71
Glen Combs
Shop 229-6017 or
229-6530



Complete Wood Shop
Custom Cut Lumber
Want to Do It Yourself?
Then come see us for Stan-
ley tools, hardware, paneling,
paint, lumber.
Earley's Hardware &
Building Supply


FILL DIRT
Front End Loader
Backhoe Work
C. R. SMITH & SON
229-6018
tfc 3-31


For Prayer Needs
Call 648-6260
Night or Day
For body,-soul or spirit
tfc2-3

Professional help with emo-
tional problems and-or con-
cerns. Gulf County Guidance
Clinic, Port St. Joe. 227-2691 or
227-7586. tfc 11-14


ST. MACHINE CO.
Machine Work Welding
506 First Street
Phone 229-6803
Machinist on duty all day
Every Day

Lawn mowers, tillers and
garden tractors repaired.
Economy Motors & Garden
Center, 301 Hwy. 98, HV,
229-6001. tfc 8-5

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Meets
Fri. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 4 p.m.
St. James Episcopal Church
Parish House
tfc 4-24

Tires Now Installed
FREE
In Our Own
Auto Service Center
Western Auto Assoc. Store
227-2281
3-4 tfc

0
Lawn & Gardening Needs
Feed
Lawn Mower &
Small Engine Repairs
Economy Motors &
Garden Center
301 Hwy. 98H.V.
229-6001
tfc 8-5


REPAIRS
Aluminum screens and doors,
carpentry, house repair, mill--
work, roof repair and re-roof-
ing.
SMITH & SON WORKSHOP
Phone 229-6018
Port St. Joe
tfc 7-22



Painting, Carpentry &
Masonry work done
Jimmy Griffin
Call 229-1711
tfc 3-3


"Ithink it was something I ate."



kills bugs for
up to six months,
and saves you about 100 yearly
irtostl pest control services.
Use of Sprayer free with
purchase of Rid-A-Bug
HURLBUT SUPPLY CO.
306 Reid Avenue
Port St Joe Florida



Wouldn't You Really
Rather Have Cable TV?




For Cable TV
Installation In Port St. Joe

Phone 229-7232-
Or Visit the Telephone Company
Business Office


Tri-State

Home Builders

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Fl IA. VA or Colik.
Fillancim-,
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W ttfc 8-5


Ministerial Association


Plans Easter Services


Wed. Night Ladies' League
Last Wednesday night,
March 23, Williams Alley Kats
won all four games from C &
G. Norma Hobbs paced the
Kats with a 549 series and
Marian Deason, also of the
Kats, had a 523 series. Debbie
Burns rolled a 376 series for C
& G.
Pate's and Pepsi Cola
squared off and Pate's came
out with a three-game win.
Peggy Heacock had a 437
series for Pate's. Trudie Pate
(sub) had a 436 series for
Pepsi Cola.
Brenda Livings led the
Superettes in a three-game
win over Bowen's Play Girls


Bowling News


misc.
FOR SALE


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Specials for March 31 April 2
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EVERY PACKAGE. YOUR DOUBLE ASSURANCE
SOF TENDER DELICIOUS MErATI


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YOU HAPPEN TO GET A PIECE OF MEAT THAT IS
BELOW OUR STANDARDS PLEASE RETURN IT
AND WE WILL CHEERFULLY REFUND YOUR
MONEY


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PAGE TEN


THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 1977


)i
sow .Nw --w. -M -W 0 0 o ow0ww MW -." 1 40


MINUTES.

of the


Gulf County Commission


:The Board of County Com-
missioners of Gulf County,
niet on February 22, 1977, in
regular session with the fol-
lowing members present:
Everett Owens, Jr., Chair-
man; Jimmy Gortman; Billy
Branch and Leo Kennedy.
Others present were: George
Y. Core, Clerk; Jerry Gates,
Finance Officer; Ken Murphy,
Sheriff; Lloyd Whitfield, Road
Superintendent; and Tommy
Pitts. Mosquito Control Super-
visor.
The meeting came to order
at 7:00 p.m. Comm. Gort-
man opened the meeting with
prayer, followed by the pledge
to the flag.
The minutes' of the meeting
of -February 8, were read,
approved and adopted.
Pursuant to notice to re-
ceive bids to supply furniture
ind equipment for the new
library building, the following
four bids were received:
S1. Alabama Contract Sales,
$22,474.25; 2. Boyd Brothers,
Inc., itemized; 3. Newton
Seating Co., $23,920.00; and
4. Wible Associates, Inc., par-
tal bid, $i4,261.00.
There was a motion by
Comm. Gortman, seconded
by-Comm. Branch, and unani-
mously carried, that all bids
be held until the next meeting
to allow time to study the bids.
Tlie'Chairman requested Bill
Simmons, Mrs. Jane Patton,
and Tommy Pitts to study all
bids and make their recom-
mendation to this Board as to
the lowest and best bid. This
Committee said they would
make their report on or before
the next meeting date.
Charles Harris of Red Bull
Island informed the Board
that Conning Drive as well as
oiher streets in Red Bull
Isliid are in dire need of
maintenance. The Chairman
said that the county only does
work in the city upon request
by'rthe;ity, th3t :the city of"
Wewahitchka will present its
road request to the county
within a few days and the
county will follow said re-
quest. The Mayor of the city of
Wewahitchka being present
said that the city is interested
in; paving the streets in Red
Bull Island as pointed out by
Mr. Harris. Edward Don Veal
presented a petition from 34
residents of Red Bull Island
requesting the county pave
Conning Drive.
Employees from the Road
Department and Mosquito
Control Department being
present, they asked if the
Board has made a decision on
their request to be allowed one
full day annual leave for each
month worked. Comm. Ken-
nedy said he has already re-
commended that this request
be'granted. He then made a
motion that the county give
each of these employees one
full day per month as sick
leave, with no limit on the
number of days an employee
can build up and hold in
reserve and if an employee
retires with built-up sick
leave, he be paid one-fourth
day for each day he has
coming to him. Comm. Branch
said the county should not do
this type thing in the middle of
a fiscal year, but that it should
be done at the beginning of the
year during annual negotia-
tions with the employees.
Comm. Gortman said he was
for the men 100 percent, but
could not go along with the
motion because it seemed to
be so mixed up he will require
time to study the question in
order that every person con-
cerned would know exactly
what the decision is. The
Chairman declared the motion
dead because of no second.
Comm. Gortman moved to
table this matter until a
special meeting of March 4,
1977, at 7:00 p.m. The Chair-
man.called a special meeting
for, March 4, 1977, at 7:00 p.m.
Mrs. Beth Fuselier discuss-
ed poor financial condition of
the. Port St. Joe Municipal
Hospital. She said that the city
cannot continue to operate the
'.lOspital unless the county give
gives it some financial aid.
She said that the hospital is an
absolute must for our county.
She suggested that the county
t. up a one cent sales tax to
be paid to the hospital but not
toleyy ad valorem tax. There
was a very lengthy .discussion
with no decision being made.


The following applications


for employment were re-
ceived: Eddie E. Carpenter,
Glenn Faron Bishop, Ernest
C. Harden, William V. Tootle,
Jerry Neal Garrett, David
Earl Cooper, Harold Kenneth
Armstrong and John Robert
Tuttle.
Frank Graddy reported (by
letters) as to the increase in
the statement of values on the
courthouse and jail as re-
quired by the insurance com-
pany, to-wit: Courthouse, con-
tents, and heating and cooling
from $950,000.00 to $1,045,000,
an increase of $95,000.00, with
a 10 percent discount or $940,-
500.00 value. He said the
premium would be increased
from $1,796.00 to $2,086.00. The
jail and contents would 'be
increased from $261,000.00 to
$287,000.00. The premium
from $690.00 to $806.00. Com-
missioner then moved the
Board -follow the recommen-
dation of Mr. Graddy, County
Insurance Agent, and allow
the increase of 10 percent in-
values as it seemedthe Board
had no other choice since the
old policy expired February 1,
and the Board needed to move
or have no coverage at all.
Comm. Branch seconded the
motion but stated he would
like to see the Board consider
other alternatives in the com-
ing year. Upon vote the motion
passed as Comm. Gortman,
Branch and Owens voted Aye.
Comm. Kennedy voted Nay
stating he felt the Board
should self-insure and save the
$3,000.00 in premiums, assum-
ing any risks that might occur.
Upon motion by Comm.
Gortman, seconded by Comm.
Branch, and unanimously
carried, the Board approved
payment of $5,197.70 to Grif-
fin Construction Co. as the
final payment on the re-roof-
ing and renovation to the old
courthouse.
Maj. Tom. Garrison, Fresh
Water Fish and Game Com-
mission, appeared before the
Board as requested to discuss
fishing from the Dead Lakes
spillway structure, and prob-
lems area citizens are having
with beavers. Comm. Gort-
man stated his major concern
was that someone was going to
drown or get hurt from fights
that occurred on the structure.
In addition, he stated that
area was being polluted and
littered unnecessarily and
people were catching more
than their limit of fish with no
enforcement from the game
commission. He said he be-
leived fishing should be allow-
ed off the dam or in boats
within a certain distance of
the spillway structure but nob
directly off the structure un-
less it was fenced to keep
persons from falling in the
water. Major Garrison stated
he would help in any type en-
forcement of non-fishing pro-
vided the county would adopt
an ordinance or fence the
area. Rep. Rish stated he was
trying to obtain funds for a
railing that would allow fish-
ing without people standing on
the road with the danger of
getting run over. The Board
felt this would be the best
answer especially if a railing
could also be extended around
the spillway structure. Major
Garrison agreed to work with
Rep. Rish toward this goal by
appraising the commission of
the need for safety measures.
Major Garrison then told the
Board that beavers were an
unprotected animal and can
be shot without violation of
game laws. He said that he
could also authorize up to 25
steel traps or night hunting
with a light and gun if the
Board decided this action was
needed. The Board agreed to
inform property owners that
the beavers were an unpro-
tected animal and informed
Major Garrison they would
get back with him if further
action was needed.
The Board 'discussed job
classifications and wage rates
with Boad employees Bob
Davis and Alva Kemp in an
attempt to clear up misunder-
standings arising as a result of
Mr. Kemp's job classification.
The Board discussed the mat-
ter at length without making
any changes in job classifica-
tions or wage rates.
The Board received a letter
from the Florida Panhandle
Health Systems Agency re-


questing $1,386.00 to allow the


agency to be eligible for
matching funds from Health
Education and Welfare. The
Clerk informed the Board that
they failed to budget any funds
for this.purpose.
The Board discussed pre-
cinct voting line changes as
requested by the state and
authorized the Attorney to
work this matter out with the
Division of Elections.
After,. approval by Road
Superintendent Lloyd Whit-
field, Comm. Gortman moved
the Board accept a road right
of way easement from Wewa-
hitchka' State Bank in Section
35, Township 5 South, Range
11 West as recorded in O.R.
Book 69, page 739. Comm.
Kennedy seconded the motion
and it passed unanimously.
At this time Chairman
Owens asked to be excused
from the meeting and relin-
quished, the chair to Vice-
Chairman Gortman.
Upon motin by Comm.
Branch,' second by Comm.


Kennedy, and unanimous vote
the Board approved a utility
permit for Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative on Wetappo Drive
and Ocklawaka Road in We-
tappo Creek Estates.
Upon motion by Comm.
Kennedy, second by Comm.
Branch, and unanimous vote
the Board authorized payment
in accordance with Florida
Statute 394.459 (11) to the Bay
County Sheriff's Department
for transportation for Gulf
County residents from the
Medical Center of Bay County
to the State Mental Hospital at
Chattahoochee.
Upon motion by Comm.
Kennedy, second by Comm.
Branch, and unanimous vote,
the Board accepted an ease-
ment for road right of way
from S. C. and Elaine M.
Pridgeon and James and
Frances Martin in Section 11,
Township 7 South, Range 10
West as recorded in O. R.
Book 69, page 738.
The Board agreed to deve-
lop the five-year secondary
road program at the special
meeting of March 4, at 7:00
p.m. after conclusion of the
discussion with the employees
concerning additional annual
leave.
The Board received a letter
from the Department of
Transportation informing the
Board that SR S-30 was not
eligible for placement of the
Federal Aid Primary System
or the Federal Aid Secondary
'System. Comm. Kennedy and
Attorney Rish offered to look


further into this matter.
The Board received notifica-
tion that the Northwest Flor-
ida Planning and Advisory
Council had increased dues
from 11 cents per county resi-
dent to 15 cents per county
resident for a total of $1,638.00
annual dues. The Clerk re-
minded the Board that only
$1,200.00 had been budgeted
for the Council as the Board
had no idea the dues would be
increased. Comm. Branch re-
quested this matter be tabled
until the next meeting to allow
time to find out if the Council
would accept the $1,200.00 as
budgeted. In addition, Comm.
Branch requested the Clerk
write the Council to see if the
City of Port St. Joe and the
City of Wewahitchka are
members and if they are also
charged 15 cents per resident
resulting in double assess-
ment for the residents of the
cities.
Upon motion by Comm.
Branch, second by Comm.
Kennedy, and unanimous vote
the Boad adopted Resolution
77-4 which endorses and sup-
ports the efforts of the North-
west Florida Water Manage-
ment District to acquire the
necessary financial support
for the construction of a head-
quarters facility, an Environ-
mental and Water Resource
Training center and a Region-
al Environmental Library..
Upon request of Tommy
Pitts, Mosquito Control Direc-
tor, Comm. Kennedy moved
the Board adopt the following


budget amendment: decrease
the equipment budget by
$605.00, and transfer it to the
insurance account.
Comm. Branch seconded
the motion and it passed unan-
mously.
Road Superintendent Lloyd
Whitfield reported that he
could probably only use two-


thirds of the dirt offered by
Ralph Shoemaker for road
building purposes which
might create problems for Mr.
Shoemaker in completing his
boat slip. After discussion the
Board directed Mr. Whitfield
to discuss the matter with Mr.
Shoemaker and have an
agreement prepared by the


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Board.
Mr. Whitfield then told the
Board disciplinary action was 4
necessary for a road depart-
ment employee and, he was
recommending a two week
layoff without pay. Comm.
Branch moved the disciplin- '
ary recommendation of the


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cepted and filed in the em-
ployee's personnel record.
Comm. Kennedy then moved
this motion be amended with a
requirement that the em-
'p!oyee appear before the
Board at its next regular
meeting. After discussion,
- Chairman Gortman an-
nounced that Comm. Ken-


nedy's amendment died for
lack of a second. Chairman
GoVtman then called for a
second to Comm'. Branch's
original motion. After failing
to receive a second, Chairman
Gortman announced he was
relinquishing the chair to
Comm. Branch to second the
motion. Comm. Gortman then
seconded the motion and it


passed with Comm. Gortman
and Branch voting Aye, and
Comm. Kennedy voting Nay.
Comm. Kennedy told the
Board that the Kentucky
Landing Road needed mainte-
nance.
Comm. Kennedy told the
Board that in conversation
with persons who knew the
Highland View Water system


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he had learned it was not
operating at full capacity. He
said the system could be
restored and reworked to fur-
nish better water for Highland
View and have enough water
to furnish the beaches. He re-
commended the Board look
further into this matter.
Comm. Kennedy said he had
received requests from both
ends of the ocunty that the
night meeting time be moved
back from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30
p.m. and recommended the
Board take this action.
The Board authorized At-
torney William J. Rish to ad-
vertise to correct a mistake
made in 1972 on an easement
in Twin Lakes Subdivision.


The Board authorized the
Attorney to negotiate for an
easement for a pumping sta-
tion in Oak Grove with Mr.
Jesse Anderson.
Comm. Branch told the
Board he would like employee
policies adopted which would
result in less confusion be-
tween different county de-
partments and the county em-
ployees.
Comm. Branch requested
Road Superintendent Lloyd
Whitfield assign two men per-
manently to the shop area
until the present clean-up is
finished.
Comm. Branch moved the
Board advertise for street
marking materials. Comm.


THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 1977


PAGE ELEVEN


Plans Complete for Annual


Mexico Beach Lin g Ding


-All preparations are com-

Kennedy seconded the'motion
and it passed unanimously.
After question by Comm.
Branch, the Attorney inform-
ed the Board they could name
any unnamed streets in the
county by resolution passed at
a Board meeting.


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Ling Ding Fishing Tourna-
ment which commences Fri-
day, April 1, and concludes
Saturday, May 14. Mrs. Birdie
Hamilton is in charge of the
tournament and all informa-
tion concerning charter boats
and prizes may be obtained
from her at 648-9295 days, 648-
4522 nights.
Prizes, totalling $2,063, in-
clude several charter boat
trips, merchandise, cash and
lodging. Charter boats are
available for half-day and day
fishing trips, from the Hide-
away Harbor Marina, Mexico
Beach Marina and Mac's
Marina. Entry forms for the
tournament are available at
each marina.
Bay County, Gulf County
and local merchants are parti-
cipating in donations, and
include: Wewahitchka State
Bank, Raffield Fisheries of
Highland View, Gulf Cabana
Motel, Ebb Tide Motel, Gulf


View Motel, Mexico Beach:
Motel, Florida First National
Bank, St. Joe Motor Co., St.
Joe Paper Co., Basic Magnes-
ia, Hannon Insurance Agency,
Cecil Costin Agency Earley's"'
Hardware, St. Joe bowling
Lanes, West Florida Gas and
Fuel, Carr's Auto Sales, all of
Port St. Joe; Woods Fisheries,
Highland View; Marine Elec-
tronics, Panama City; Keri-
gan's Kargo, Wayside Beach
Supply, Mexico Beach Gro-
cery Shell Shack, Thompson
Realtor, Mexico Beach Corp.,
Chris Gift Shop, Union 76,
C-Surf Restaurant, Big Gator
Trailer Park, Hollanday
Motel, Daiwa Tackle Co.;
Hideaway Marina, Mac's
Marina and Mexico Beach
Marina, all of Mexico Beach..
The tournament is sponsor--
ed annually by the Mexico:
Beach Chamber of Comrn
merce. For further informa-
tion, write P. O. Box 13382,
Mexico Beach. 32410.


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Lunchroom Menus
Monday, April 4
Ham and cheese sandwich,
hamburger with bun, French
fries, English peas, lettuce,
tomatoes, pickles, mayon-
naise, catsup, peach, cobbler,
milk.
Tuesday, April 5
Spaghetti, hamburger with
bun, lettuce, tomato, pickles,
mayonnaise, catsup, French
fries, jello with whipped top-
ping, rolls, milk.
Wednesday, April 6
Hot dog with bun, battered
fried fish with bun, tartar
sauce, baked beans, cabbage
slaw, brownies, milk.,
Thursday, April 7
Fried chicken, rice with
gravy, string beans, cran-
berry sauce, fruit cup, rolls,
milk.
Friday, April 8
Hamburger with bun, lasag-
na, French fries, lettuce, tom-
ato, pickles, peanut butter de-
lights, whole kernel corn,

Bay County

Testing Area


Dewayne Jenkins

Jenkins

Reporting to

West Point
Dewayne Jenkins has re-
ceived an offer of admission
from West Point Military Aca-
demy. Dewayne is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. David Jenkins of
Carrabelle. The Jenkins lived
in Port St. Joe for 12 years
before moving to Carra-
belle in 1971.
Dewayne's father is employ-
ed with Vitro Services and his
mother is secretary at Carra-
belle High School. He has two
sisters, Melanie and Denise.
He will report to West Point
July 6th, for Cadet basic train-
ing.


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milk.

Port St. Joe Elementary and -
Highland View Elementary::
Lunchroom Menus
Monday, April 4
Hamburger with bun,.
French fries, lettuce, tomato,
pickles, mayonnaise, catsup;:
English peas, peach crisp;:
milk.
Tuesday, April 5
Spaghetti, whole kernel
corn, tossed salad, jello witi.
whipped topping, rolls, milk".
Wednesday. April 6
Battered fried fish with bun,
tartar sauce, baked beans,,
cabbage slaw, brownies, milk::
Thursday, April 7
Fried chicken, rice with:
gravy, string beans, cran-'
berry sauce, fruit cup, rolls,
milk. -
Friday, April 8
Chili dog with bun, Frenichb
fries, lettuce, tomato, pickles,:
peanut butter cake with icing,"
milk.

Schools

t Students


The Diagnostic and Re-
source System of the Bay
County Public School System.
is sponsoring a free screen-
ing program for children ages
two to five on Saturday at the
Springfield Medical Center,
3808 East Third Street in
Springfield, from 10:00 a.m. to-
4:00 p.m. CST.
Volunteer professionals in
the areas of vision, hearing,-.
speech and language develop-
ment, physical development,
and learning readiness will.
test children to determine .if.
problems exist in these areas. :
If a problem is detected,-:
parents will be given informa-:
tion on how they can have-
their children evaluated in.
depth.
Each child who is screened
must be accompanied by a
parent or legal guardian .in:
order to provide necessary:
personal and medical history :
and to authorize permission-
for screening.
Interested persons may call
Earnestine Gainer at 769-1431,
ext. 257, for more information..

Pvt. Brown

Assigned to

Ft. Benning
Army Private First Class
Michael L. Brown, son of Mrs.
Frenzella DeLaney, 1992 Dafl
las St., Philadelphia, Pa,,
recently was assigned to the
197th Infantry Brigade at Ft.
Benning, Ga.
The private, a truck driver
with Company C of the bri-
gade's 197th Support Bdtta:-
lion, entered the Army"' it
October, 1976. "
Pfc. Brown is a 1976 gr4dui:
ate of New Boston (Tex.) IHigh
School.
His father, Billy C. Quifrii,
lives at 227 Avenue D, Port St:'
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