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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: April 21, 1977
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Industry Deep Water Port Fine People Safest Beaches in Florida

Suggests 6% Salary Increase

Special Master Files Report

On Teacher School Board Impasse

After closing fact-finding hearings on
April 5, Special Master Frederick
Samuels has issued a report to the Gulf
County School Board and the Gulf
County Classroom Teachers Associa-
tion (CTA);.
The fact-finding process provided
each party with the opportunity to
present evidence and testimony on
contractual issues still in'dispute.
In iis awards, Samuels granted the
teachers a six percent pay increase
retroactive to the expired contract. At
'the present, the School Board was
offering five percent while the CTA
proposal is approximately seven per-
Billy Barlow, Chief Negotiator for

CTA, commented, "We feel that the'
fact-firiding process has cleared the air
and that a settlement can be made
based on the Special Master's report.
Barlow, a teacher at Port St. Joe
Elementary, further added "the ac-
ceptance of' the report by the School
Board would require a small amount of
funding arid that it would go a long way
toward the mutual goal of :better
relations between the school bEard and
the teachers.
A .second award made by the
Special Master dealt with an increase
in the group insurance program. At the
present, the School Board will pay up to
$5.00 per month for family coverage
and $3.82 monthly for the individual
coverage of group insurance. The

award raised these amounts to $10.00
and $6.00 respectively.
Samuels concluded his report by
stating, "It is sincerel) hoped by the
Special Master that the findings and
recommendations presented herein will
provide a basis for settlement of the
impasse between the School Board and
the Association and that such settle-
ment would lead to the creation of a
positive and harmonious employee-
employer relation in Gulf County."
Florida Statute 447 provides that
both sides meet and discuss the report.
If no agreement is reached, then a
public hearing \fill be conducted by the
School Board at which time both parties
are required to explain their positions
with respect to the fact-finding report.

Formal Discrimin action Complaint Filed

Against City Charging Unfair Practices
gans Ci rp n"g,*.* ..,.,C7* *.

A formal complaint
has been filed with the Equal
Employment Opportunity
Commission's District Office
against the City of Port St. Joe
by Marion Clay Daniels,
whose address was listed as P.
O. Box 203 on the complaint.
Daniels' complaint says he

Nine-year-old Bryan Bige-
Slow was taken to Municipal
Hospital Sunday afternoon by
':Gulf County Volunteer Am-
bulance Service for treatment
after he was struck by an
automobile while riding his
mini-bike in the Beacon Hill
According .to information
received from the boy's par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Blair
Bigelow, the young boy was

was discriminated against on
July 21, 1976, when he was
passed over for a job opening
for. which he says he was
In his complaint, Daniels
described his discrimination
in this manner:. "I applied for
:employment 7-21-76 and was

riding his bike in the vicinity
of his home'one'block north of
Highway 98 on the'Overstreet
Road, when' he ventured' out
into the street and into the
path of an on-coming auto-
mobile. '
'Young Bigelow was kept for
a few hours at the hospital for
observation before being re-
leased. He suffered severe
bruises and was thoroughly
shaken up by the experience.

not hired. A white man was
hired approximately two
.weeks later who was less
qualified than me. The City
Manager, Mike Wright, told
me I could not have the job
because I did not have a
chauffeur's license. The white
man'they hired did not have a
chauffeur's license either, but
MikeWright told me he would
get it "someday". City Com-
missioner Bennie Robert (sic)
said I was "over-qualified"
and would not like the job. He-"
said I should leave town and
get a job as a salesman."
The job in question was a
CETA position, which is fund-
ed for a six month period by
the federal government.
Clerk Wright said the period
for the job in question was to
run through February of this
year. "Daniels told me he
wanted a part-time job to

december, when he expected
to go back to school", Wright
said. "Since he could not work
for the full contract of the
position, we couldn't hire
him", Wright continued.

Drama Class

Offers Comedy -L
The Drama Class of the Port
St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High School will
be presenting 9 thr,ee-act
cothfiy, "'Count Drafila", at
7:30 Thursday (tonight) and
Friday nights in the Commons
Area. Admission is $2.00.
Leading performers are '
Scott Lamberson and Phoebe
Barlow. Mrs. Marlin Whit-
field is the director, with
Christy Taylor serving as Stu-
dent Director.
The public is cordially in-

Week End Fires Strike Car, Truck and Boat

'Fireman Joe Badger puts water on the burning sedan owned by Z. W. Jones in a Sunday
afternoon fire at 111 Apollo Way.

This pick-up truck and camper shell were totally destroyed by fire Sunday morning
near the State Park on St. Joseph's Peninsula.

The Volunteer Fire-Department responded to three fires
during the past week, in this area.
Sunday morning, a pick-up truck owned by R. R. McCall
of Valdosta, Ga., burned. The blaze occurred on State Road
S-30, approximately four miles west of the state park
entrance. The fire was apparently the fault of a rear brake
locking and overheating. The resulting fire destroyed the
truck and a camper shell attached to the truck.
Another vehicle blaze occurred Sunday afternoon when a
sedan, owned by Z. W. Jones burned in his driveway at 111
Apollo Way. Jones said he had just parked the car and gone
inside when he saw it on fire.
A shrimp boat docked at Woods' Fisheries, caught fire
Monday morning as a result of heat set off by a cutting torch
being used on deck. The fire started when grease and oil
under the deck overheated. Damage was held to a minimum
as firemen were hampered by cramped space, making it
difficult to extinguish the blaze. The boat, the "Mary
Catherine" was owned by Eugene Twiss of Pensacola.



I 5 '

Volunteer fireman Skip Turner checks for sparks in the
hold of the "Mary Catherine". -Star photos

Another Step
Florida Power Corporation took another
step in their expansion program here in Port
St. Joe this week with the arrival by rail of a
230 KV transforiner which was installed at
their transmission 'station on 10th Street
Tuesday. The huge piece of equipment is

shown being unloaded from the flat. car
Tuesday by a rigging firm from St. Peters-'
burg. In the inset photo, Greg Herring,
Florida Power employee and local manager
Jim Cox are looking at some of the test
gauges which were put on the machine when .'
it arrived last Thursday. The big transformer::-
weighed 227,000 pounds. You don't push that
kind of weight around very easy.-Star photos .'

Summer Sewage

Rates Are Applied

Order Given to Clean Up Burn

The City Commission voted
Tuesday night to put its regu-
lar summer sewer rate
charges into effect, beginning
May 1 and continuing through
the month of September. The
new rates will be reflected in
the June 1 water bill and will
continue through the bill re-
ceived in October.
The City normally charges
20 percent of the water bill to
arrive at sewer service char-
ges. To compensate for water-
ing of gardens and, lawns
during the summer months,
water which does not go
through the sewer system, a
lower sewer rate has been
instituted each summer for
the past several years.
Under the summer rate
reduction, a customer's an-
nual water bill is computed
and averaged. The customer's
summer sewer charge is bas-
ed on his average monthly
usage of water rather than on
his month's consumption.
The water rate is not affect-
ed by the special summer
The summer rate will be
applied to each customer with-
out his having to ask for it.
Two weeks ago, the Com-
mission wrote a letter to the
owner of the burned out Shell.
Oil station property here. in

Port St. Joe that the provi-
sions of the City's ordinance
was being applied in his case
and that he had 30 days to
clean up the property or the
City would clean it up and levy
a charge against the owner.
At Tuesday's meeting, the
Commission was in receipt of
a letter from Starling Oil
Company of Panama City
asking the City to go ahead
and clean up the site and bill
the firm.
Mayor Frank Pate, who
operated a business from the
site before the fire, has been
reluctant to have the City
clean up the property since
there would be those who
would think the City was doing
it for him. "I still don't think
the City should actually clean
up the property with our
crew", he said Tuesday night,
"even though I want it cleaned
up in the worst way".
Pate went on to suggest that
the City secure someone to
clean up the property and bill
Starling for the service. "If he
refuses to pay, which I'm sure
he won't do, we can always
apply a lein against the pro-
perty for the bill".
Pate's suggestion was ac-
cepted by the Board. Clerk
Mike Wright was instructed to
inform Starling of the Com-
mission's decision also notify-

ing Starling there was only.
two weeks left on his notice to,
Another facet of this prob-
lem is that the portion of the
building left standing, but in
a damaged condition is owned
by R. D. Prows of Port St. Joe.
Prows has said he will da
anything the City asks him to
concerning the building.
City building inspector, E.
F. Gunn has told the Commis-
sion the building cannot be'
satisfactorily repaired.
City attorney Fred Witten
advised the Board they could
not condemn the building
without first getting an ap
praisal of the building's con-:i
edition by a disinterested party
of three appraisers. Witten
said the City must appoint orne
of the inspectors, the property
owner a second man and the
two appointed must appoint a
third to assist them..
The Commission agreed to
go through the procedure in an
attempt to have the building
condemned and torn down.
This inspection will probably
take place within the following
Fire Chief Bascom Hamm
notified the Commission of the
need for a fire plug in th'e
alley between 12th and 14th
(Continued on Page 81t:'


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PAGE TWO THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 1977

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for dame further thn amount received for such advertisement.

The spoken word is give scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word Is lost; the printed word remains.


Is the Presidei

Issuing A Thre

:President Carter has issued a counter by the
S~fieat against the American people Americans
If increase gasoline taxes.by 10c a these tax reduc
Gallon per year for the next three on them, that e
years unless the American people backfire. The
tart using less gasoline. Suggesting realizes that re
Ethe tax is bad enough, but when it adding another
i comes in the form of a threat, the penny. And, if o0
iPresident may find cooperation with the average A
"his plan to conserve energy less than pay less, not
: :popular or palatable, re-arranged.
Too, the av<
Americans, we think, realize realizes that
That some sort of measures need to
:be taken to conserve energy, but in what giseo
They don't take kindly to threats. As determine how
Sa matter of fact, threatening in the He knows that
,matter of energy conservation may use to a o
"just backfire and cause an even allowed under
greater use. most surely w
The President has sweetened his unless the schoc
threat in recent days by promising to federal plan.
'to turn a portion? of 'the planned' 'We think "th
gasoline taxes over &to the states and will: 1) demand
communities to reduce ad valorem money paid in
land sales taxes. He would use the promised, and, 2
gasoline tax, collected from the over its local go
:average American to relieve taxes means financing
paid on property and at the sales paid into local

Look Again

We're pleased as punch that a
:new high rise bridge is to be built at
"Overstreet over the Intracoastal
'Canal. The bridge already there
s serves the purpose, but its nature
leaves it too vulnerable to accidents
,and also being impassable to vehicu-
ialrtraffic during times of storm and
*high water. The bridge is practically
:;useless during times when the
,people who reside in the beaches
-area need to evacuate because of an
:impending storm. Since the same
Situation exists with Highway 98 at
Highland View, the people of the
"beaches area must pack up and
Sleeve at the first threat of a storm
,and cannot afford the luxury of
Waiting to see what is going to
We are all for the bridge. We
:sa'y, the sooner it is built, the better.
S What we can't understand is
:how the DOT suddenly becomes

1 Letters.

e3ear Mr. Ramsey,
I have been receiving the St.
~ oe Star for six months now,
"and I surely enjoyed reading
:the things you put in there. It
Helps me remember what
'home is still like for I live at
"Highland View, or I did live
there.Now I live behind a high
'fence and barbed wire with
:gun towers in the Florida
U orrectional Institute, Talla-
:hassee, for having taken
someone's car across the state
line, and received three years
Eto serve before being released.
So the reason I'm writing
.you this letter is to see if you
.would remind all the teen-
Eagers around St. Joe that it's
:not worth getting put behind
'baPsfor the rest of their lives,
for it's rough living in a place


average American.
have had so many of
:tion schemes pulled
even this ploy might
average American
reducing one tax and
doesn't save him a
ne-is to reduce taxes,
merican expects to
just :have his tax

rage American now
every dollar which
ishington, no matter
vill have Washington
it is to be spent.
sales tax money now
schools may not be
a federal plan, and
ill not be allowed
ls are run according

ie American people
d a reduction in tax
when a reduction is
2) demand autonomy
Government, even if it
g it with local taxes

flush enough to build a high rise
bridge at Overstreet when for years,
they have been saying they don't
have the money to replace the
totally inadequate bridge at High-
land View. The traffic count over the
bridge at Highland View is hundreds
of times more than the count at
Overstreet. The reliability of the
Highland View bridge is also a thorn
in the side of the driving public who
must use Highway 98 every day to go
to and from work, school, the doctor
and other necessary trips in every-
day living.

We would not have the DOT
scrap their Overstreet plans in favor
of the Highland View bridge, but we
would urge that they look in that
same place where they found the
Overstreet money to see if some-
thing can't be done for the Highland
View situation.

*. to the Editor

with all men. You can't see
Mama or Daddy for months at
a time because I know how it
is, for I have only a year left
before I get out. Mr. Ramsey,
I've learned my lesson. So will
you please tell all the teen-
agers around St. Joe that it's
not worth it to steal, because
you are going to get caught
one way or another, no matter
where you go or hide. And
once again, keep up the good
work you are doing to make
The Star a better paper.
Sincerely yours,

Clarence Milton Fitzgerald,
Jr. A-N 98432-131
Box P.M.B.
Tallahassee, Florida 32304
(Ed.'s Note: I appreciate

your letter. However, I believe
I would be unable to express it
any better than you have, for
the voice of experience speaks
louder than anything.)

Dear Editor:
In reply to Mr. Kimmell
may I suggest that he must
have been listening to the
plaintive cry of his seagulls, or
the music of his four inch
waves because he does not, in
any way, refute anything that
I stated in my letter to the
editor. He states that he made
the motion to have the citizens
comments deleted and re-
placed by one which imposes a
time limit of eight days on any
subject which the citizens may
wish to air. I merely suggest-
ed that the council look into

All Aboard for Six Flags

The Senior High youth of Long Avenue Baptist Church,
including their singing group, "Jubilation" took a week end
trip to Six Flags in Atlanta, Georgia over the week end. In the
photo above, the group poses beside the Trailways bus
chartered for the trip just before they took off at 5:00 a.m.,
Saturday morning. The youths spent most of the day
Saturday in Six Flags, then came back to Ozark, Alabama
Sunday, where the musical group presented a concert for the
Ozark First Baptist Church. They arrived back home about
midnight Sunday. In the small photo, the kids are shown
loading their luggage un the bus. -Star photo



Port St. Joe's branch of the
Gulf County Volunteer Ambu-
lance Service has grown over
the past two years in capabil-
ity and equipment, local
Squad Leader Dick Lamber-
son told the Rotary Club last
Thursday at their regular
Lamberson said the local
Squad: now has .16 registered
emergency medical techni-
cians on call, each with 81
hours of advanced instruction.
Lamberson stressed that all
local operating EMT's have
been tested and approved by
the State of Florida. In addi-
tion, Lamberson said the
squad operates two ambu-
lances and one rescue vehicle.
He pointed out that the emer-
gency vehicle stays with a
registered EMT at all times
for immediate response on a
call. "This has proved very
beneficial to the patient on
several occasions".
The speaker said the local
service had been able to
secure grants to install a new
communications system
which gives the service the
capability of transmitting vi-
tal functions of the patient
directly to the hospital for
.immediate diagnosis in the
field. He pointed out that while
the ambulance has this ser-
vice, there is no full time
doctor as yet on duty to
receive and diagnose the in-
formation. "This is still in the
future, but we are ready for it
in both equipment and train-
ing", Lamberson pointed out.
The squad chief said the
local ambulance service had
338 runs in 1976. Breaking this
down the response activity
even more, Lamberson said 42
of these calls were non-emer-
gency and 34 traffic accident
calls. He said heart related
emergencies were the number
one cause of ambulance runs
here in the Port St. Joe area.
Lamberson pointed out that
the service personnel were in
a constant training and re-
training program each week.
"We need mostly your support
and more members," the
squad chief pointed out. "We
are continually having to keep
our squad up to date and to
train new personnel to allow
for turn-over", he said.

the matter and shorten the
time limit. If you are not
trying to equate our council
with the State or Federal
Government who do you make
such a silly statement.
On the tax structure of other
cities notably Panama City,
you go into strict detail.
Please remember we pay our
water to a private corpora-
tion. We have a six percent tax
imposed by the electric com-
pany which is returned to the
city. We have no sewage
system and when it is install-
ed will you refute my state-



I'm still in shock!
I waited until the last minute to mail in my
income tax return, just like millions of other
Americans. The amount paid on the amount
earned is what put me in shock.
SI was talking to Joe Alligood down at the ANi
Railroad the other day and he'asked it'e if I had
sent in my return as yet. I told him, "No sir, I
was waiting until the last day. Uncle Sam doesn't
pay me interest for paying early, so I will just
keep that money as long as I can".
Joe said, "You must owe some tax. I had a
rebate, so I got mine in way back in January".
Joe was right; I owed tax money.
I remember when the tax bill was due back
on March 15. It wasn't a bit easier then to come
up with a made up return on the deadline and the
tax bill didn't hurt less, or more.
I don't really remember why the paying date
was changed to April unless the Government
wanted tax filing day and April Fool's Day all in
the same month, so we wouldn't mebs up two

ment that every householder
will have to pay $700 to $1,000
to be connected to the main
and what will be our yearly
maintenance fee. If we are
going to have a continuing
dialogue let us be as open as
possible and not imply by in-
nuendo that which is not
entirely truthful.
Your reference to the Krem-
lin and Pravda smacks of
McCarthyism and intimida-
tion and as such deserves to be
On the bad roads question
you shrug it off by saying that
they will be fixed in the dim
and distant future-what
about the past years of neg-
lect. On the question of the
Government Inspectors inves-
tigation may I just say that
those who have spread that
malicious lie will be made to
eat humble pie and forced to
make a public apology when
the true facts are known.
You wax retorical about the
many benefits of tourists with
your four inch waves, your
beach umbrellas, your scuba
diving and children enjoying
themselves. May I ask you a
simple question? "What about
a rainy or foggy day or during
the winter months, then how
do we enjoy your heavenly
pastimes?" You are in effect
telling the tourists to make
their own enjoyment. Where
you make the comparison
between the beach and
Dante's Inferno is beyond my
comprehension. The Inferno is
something that you and your
cohorts can eliminate. The
beach thank goodness is one
thing that will outlast your
interference. When you reply
to this letter please confine
yourself to facts, like is eight
days too long a period to
inform council "yes or no".

Has the council overspent its
budget and by how much. How
much was spent on roads in
the past year?
Why are so many motels
and other business firms
changing hands? Do you or do
you not agree that our sense of
priorities are all wrong. Do
you agree or not that Mexico
Beach is far too small to hold a
City Charter, that we would be
like Beacon Hill better off dis-
You brought tears to my,
eyes with your lyrical descrip-
tion of the seagulls and crabs
-but please in your reply
stick to facts. You say you love
Mexico Beach and for that I
applaud you, but let's not
forget the people are its great-
est asset. So why not broaden
your love to encompass the
citizens and their welfare. I
honestly appreciate Mr. Kim-
mell's letter no matter that it
completely ignores the issues.
It shows that one committee
man at least has interest in
what a citizen has to say about
the current situation.
Believe me sir, I also love
Mexico Beach, else how would
I come from Canada and build
a retirement home in this
area. My only concern was to
steer a Town Council which
seems to be interested in only
one project from what' I
consider is a collision course
with disaster.
Your reference to four inch
waves lapping the shore intri-
gues me. You must have mis-
taken your bath tub for the
Gulf waters because in the last
six months that I have been
here the average height was
slightly more than four feet.
I like your P.S. Imitation is
the sincerest form of flattery.
John Hearty

months with such pranks against the populace.
Or, maybe the Government was a little over
sensitive to having the people file their taxes on
March 15, then hit them, 15 days later with the
phrase; "April Fool!"
S, Anyhow, the deed is done. The return is filed
and a check enclosed. Now, if the check just
doesn't bounce...
Taxes aren't over with for another year,
though. From what I read, we all will not be
through earning the money to pay our 1977 taxes
until some time next month. The latest statistics
are that the average American pays out one
third of his annual wages for taxes on all levels.
That means we will have not earned enough
money to pay this year's taxes until around the
middle of May. So, get busy, people; Uncle Sam
needs the money.

The Equal Rights Amendment fell short of
the necessary votes for approval in Tallahassee
last week and Senator Lori Wilson virtually
sewed up its chances for never being revived by
publicly calling all those who voted against the
bill "sons of -------". Being a woman, Senator Lori
should know that one attracts more flies with
honey than they do with vinegar. Many men and
women have made themselves rich providing the
"honey" women use to attract and hold a man in
their clutches.
I sort of wish the amendment would have
passed. If it had, that would also guarantee that
men would have equal rights with women an
area in which unequal rights most often are
found. A woman can conjure up a few tears, bat
her eyes a couple of times, come close to a faint
or turn a shoulder and she can have the most
powerful man in the world at her beck and call,
ready, willing and eager to do as she wishes.
That's power!

I was counting on my $50.00 tax rebate from
the government to buy me a new pair of Sunday
shoes. Now, I read where I'm not going to get it.
President Carter took some advice and came to
the conclusion that the rebate would be
inflationary and put an unnecessary bind on the
national budget.
I need a new pair of Sunday shoes, and a
good pair of leather footwear costs nearly $50.00
these days. I wonder how many other men were
looking forward to their $50.00 to buy a pair of
shoes? This latest move by Carter could very
well depress the shoe industry, along with the
textile industry, which is presently crying for
tariff relief to stave off the building competition
from cheaper materials being shipped into the
country from overseas.
Textile workers can't blame the overseas
producer for the lower price. The wages paid in
the United States are the highest in the world and
can remain that way only by the people of this
nation buying what was made in this nation.
Personally, I don't purchase anything I know
is made out of the country, just as I don't
purchase anything which isn't sold in Port St.
Joe unless I cannot get it here.
If those textile workers didn't drive to their
protest meetings in Volkswagens or Mercedes or
Datsuns, I could have sympathy for their wishes.




' W. P.Comforter, Taken

- Suddenly by Death Friday

W. P. (Pete) Comforter, 64,
died suddenly Friday at his
Mr. Comforter was a native
of Apalachicola and was the
owner-operator of Comforter
Funeral Home here in Port St.

Joe. Mr. Comforter had esta-
blished the service, Port St.
Joe's first funeral home, in
1945. He was a member of the
Knights of Columbus, St. Jo-
seph's Catholic Church, the
VFW and the American Le-

Survivors include his
widow, Hortense Bobe Com-
forter; a son, W. P. (Rocky)
Comforter, Jr., both of Port
St. Joe; a sister, Mary Cather-

W. P; Comforter
ine Johnson of Pensacola; and
an uncle, Will Duffy, of Mem-
phis, Tenn., and several nieces
and nephews.
Requiein mass was said at
11 a.m., Monday at St. Jos-
eph's Catholic Church with
Msgr. William Crowe and the
Rev. Fr. David O'Shea con-
Burial was in Holly Hill
Rosary was said at seven
p.m., Sunday in the Comforter
Funeral Home Chapel.
Riley, Southerland and
Smith Funeral Homes were
offering their services.

Funeral services for Charles
F. Noble, age 50, of Port St.
Joe were held Wednesday
afternoon at 3:00 p.m. in the
Long Avenue Baptist Church,
with Rev. J. C. Odum, officiat-
ing. Mr. Noble died in the

Charles F. Noble

early morning hours of
Monday. Interment will. be
held Friday in Washington, N.
Mr. Noble was a native of
High Point; N. C., and had
been a resident of Port St. Joe
for the past nine years. He was
a veteran of World War II and
the Korean War, a member of
Long Avenue Baptist Church,
and an employee of the U. S.
Department of Interior,
Bureau of Sport Fisheries and
Wildlife, and was manager of
the St. Vincent National Wild-
life Refuge, Apalachicola.
He is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Dorthy Noble; two
daughters, Nancy and Rose
Marie Noble; one son, Freddie
Noble, all of Port St. Joe; one
brother, Frank Noble of Bel-
haven, N. C.; and two sisters,
Mrs. Marjorie Spencer of Ral-
eigh, N. C. and Mrs. Eliza-
beth Jones of Norfolk, Va.
St. Clair Funeral Home of
Port St. Joe was in charge of
all local arrangements.

Appeal Made for Funds

to Send Band to State

Dear Readers:
As a past president of Port
St. Joe Band Parents Associa-
tion, I am asking that all
former members and friends
of the band to help our present
band go to State. If you have
been a band member you
. know the hours of hard work
and the fun involved in putting
together a superior band.
Many of us have not been
members but our fun comes
on Friday nights, parades,
concerts, and the pleasure of
listening to a really good band.
This band has worked hard
and deserves the honor of
going to State. I think they
also deserve the help of all of
us who feel any kind of
interest in what they do. If
each former member and any
other interested person would
make a small donation (even a
dollar each would add up) it
would be a tremendous.help in
financing the trip.
The band is working to
finance the trip themselves,
primarily by having a fish fry
April 23. I would like to
encourage everyone to help by
eating fish and-or sending a
donation, preferably both.
Donations may be given to

any band parent or sent to:
Mrs. Anita Register, Treas.
Band Parents Assoc.
1615 Palm Blvd.
Port St. Joe, Fla.
Thank you,
Ela Sutton
President, 1967-69


Host Cantata

Norman Hair, Chairman of
the Division of Fine Arts at
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege, will present a cantata
here in Port St. Joe on April 26
at 7:30 p.m. The cantata will
be held at the First Presbyter-
ian Church, with the Youth
Choir of the Wallace Memorial
Presbyterian Church of Pana-
ma City performing. In addi-
tion to being the director of the
Youth Choir for his church,
Mr. Hair is the conductor of
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege's Orchestra and directs
the College Singers.
Rev. Bob Bay, pastor of the
local church, extends an in-
vitation to everyone to attend.
Refreshments will be served
following the performance.

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Retarded Children

By Cathy Hanlon
GARC Publicity Chairman
The first local organization
of parents and friends of men-
tally retarded people came in
to being in the early 1930's.
The National Association for
Retarded Children was found-
ed in 1950 and in 1973, the
name was changed to the
National Association for Re-
tarded Citizens. Today NARC
includes over 1,750 local units
in 50 states and territories,
working cooperatively on
behalf of all mentally retard-
ed children and adults.
You might ask what is
mental retardation? The men-
tally retarded person is one
who, from childhood, matures
at a below average rate and
has great difficulty in learning
ing, social adjustment and
economic productivity.
But the Gulf.Association for
Retarded Citizens is doing
something for our retarded
citizens. Already is business is
our Adult Activity Center.
Also in the works are other
activities we hope to accom-
plish over the next few
months, such as volunteers to
advise and aid parents in the
solution of their problems with
their retarded children and to
coordinate their efforts and
activities, and to set up an
active liason with the local
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concerning our organization,
or mental retardation, please
call, 229-6327, 229-3601 or 648-

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and we will be able to learn
from the students as they
learn from us," Tucker said.
As legislative interns the
FAMU students will each
work 15 hours per week with a
specific committee of the
House of Representatives
from April 5 through June 3.
Howard G. Knight, Execu-
tive Assistant to the Speaker
for Cabinet Affairs, will co-
ordinate the program. He
called this session "one of the
most promising in the history
of the State of Florida."
The interns, all government
and political science majors

include a local Port St. Joi.
student, Joseph Smily."
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right, Howard Knight, execu-
tive assistant for Cabinet Af-
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Ponce de Leon; Donald West-
field, Miami; Frederick Allen,
Fort Lauderdale; Brenda
Jones, Tallahassee; Rep. John
Hill (D-Miami), Majority
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St. Joe; Charles Fields, Oka-
humpka; Dr. Rodney Bur-
rows, FAMU government pro-
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 1977

Donna Walding and Rick

Robertson Exchange Vows

SDonna Phenicie Walding
and Rick Robertson were
united in marriage March 26
at three p.m. at Memphis
Baptist Church. The Rev.
Robert Watts performed the
: Mrs. Kenney Givens played
nuptial selections on the or-
gan. including "Love Is A
Many Splendored Thing,"
"The Wedding Song," "You
Are So Beautiful" and the
?'Lord's Prayer."
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Phenicie of
Dothan, Alabama, and the-
groom is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. E. L. Robertson of Port
St. Joe.
Given in marriage by her
father, the bride wore an
:-antique satin gown featuring a
,hood trimmed in seed pearls
and lace. The gown also had
an empire waistline and full
skirt. Pearls and lace edged
the Victorian neckline and
long fitted sleeves. She car-
ried a bouquet of yellow rose-
buds, white carnations and
baby's breath centered with a
white orchid.
Attending the bride were
Mrs. Jim Crewasman of
SGainesville, and Miss Dale
SArnold of Dothan, Ala. They
wore yellow quiana gowns,
with daisies and baby's breath
:in their hair. They carried
bouquets of daisies and
baby's breath.
i The flower girls, Marcie
5 Wilford and Heather Holland,
wore dresses of yellow bro-
cade taffeta trimmed with
white lace. They wore match-
Sing bonnets and carried bas-
kets filled with yellow an
S.white carnation petals.
SMr. Robertson served as his
Sson's best man. Usher
groomsmen were Joe Peeples
and Chuck Phenicie, and ring
bearers were Dusty and Clint
Following the ceremony, the


Require i

By: Dr. Robert Black

Ext. Urban Horticulturist
:' Daylilies are one of the love-
-li t herbaceous perennials
grown in Florida. Not only do
they survive under minimum
-care but they are also avail-
able in a wide selection of
.colors from oranges and yel-
lows to pinks and purples.
Daylilies can be classified
into three groups according to
their growth habit: deciduous,
;semi-evergreen and ever-
green. The dbrmant varieties
have foliage that dies back to
the ground in winter. They will
.survive in Northern Florida,
.but do not receive enough cool
'weather in.South Florida. Al-
though' some dormant varie-
:ties may grow in South Flor-
ida most do not do well. The
i,;Nergreen varieties, which
:haMe foliage which remains
S green during winter, gener-
-ally do best in areas which
iave mild winters. Evergreen
.Yarietie- generally do well in
S.uth Florida.
'Da:,lies may be propa-,
:.gated by seed or division.
"elected varieties are repro-
;dixced by division because
:.iriations in seedlings are so
:.great Daylilies may be plant-
d o-r iiansplanted anytime,
:;'oe e, .r, best results are ob-
.ained if they are transplant-
:ed ater- flowering. Plants
:sh~uid be spaced 12 to 18
:i.Jhes apart and planted at
h same depth they were
SSince d:,ylilies are replanted
:mly every five to 10 years it is
`important to prepare the
plantingg bed properly. Lilies
:grnp best in a well-drained
)il which has good aeration
fnd water holding capacity.
'Sandy soils usually have good
aeration but poor water hold-
Jng capacity while clay soils
generally have good water
jflding capacity and bad.
nration. Two to four inches of
beat moss or similar material
incorporated to a depth of six
to eight inches in a sandy soil
will increase the water hold-
nig capacity. One inch of per-
lite or similar material incor-
porated into clay soil will
increase the aeration. Two
and one-half pounds of 8-8-8
fertilizer per 100 square feet or
an equivalent amount of
another fertilizer should be
incorporated into the soil.


Revival Services at White City

Revival services will be held
at the White City Assembly of
God Church beginning this
Sunday, April 24, at 7:00 p.m.
Rev. Jimmy Williams will be

Mrs. Joines

Hostess to.

Group I
Mission Group II of the First
United Methodist Church met
with Mrs. Alfred Joines on
Monday, with 15 members
present. Mrs. Edith Stone
opened the meeting with a
prayer. Mrs. Chauncey Cos-
tin, Chairman, presided over
the business meeting, remind-
ing members that May would
be this group's month of acti-
vities, also of the projects in
which the group is participat-
Mrs. Essie Williams gave a
most interesting program on
"One Woman's Witness."
The meeting was dismissed
with the UMW benediction.

Mr. and Mrs. George L.
Kennington III, proudly an-
nounce the birth of their
daughter, Alice Wanda. She
was born on Wednesday, April
13 at 10:05 a.m. at Gulf Coast
Community Hospital and
weighed seven pounds, one
Also welcoming Alice home
are her sister, Crystal, and
proud grandparents, Mrs.
Mary A. Neel and Mr. and
Mrs. G. L. Kennington, Jr., all
of Port St. Joe.

Elizabeth Louise McConnell Ronald Dewey Herring

Will Wed

Mr. and Mrs. Charles E.
McConnell of Chickasaw, Ala.,
announce the engagement of
their daughter, Elizabeth
Louise to Ronald Dewey Her-
ring, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Kenneth D. Herring of Port St.

Mrs. Rick Robertson

bride's parents entertained
at a reception in the church
fellowship hall.
'After a wedding trip to
South Florida, the couple is
making their home in Gaines-
ville Where the groom is
manager of Western Sizzlin
Steak House.

Pre-nuptial parties included
an after:-rehearsal dinner
given by the groom's parents
at the Western Sizzlin the
night before the wedding; a
miscellaneous shower given
by Mrs. Talmadge Tew at the
church; and a lingerie shower
given by Miss Dale Arnold.

Easy to Grow,

im:ii um of Care

One inch of water should be
applied once or:twice a week
until the plants are well esta-
Once daylilies are establish-
ed they.require minimal care.
They should be fertilized twice
a year at the rate of 21/2 pounds
8-8-8 or equivalent fertilizer
per 100 square feet. Fertilizer
should be applied evenly, kept
off the foliage and watered in.
Daylilies can withstand dry
conditions but will need to be
watered during prolonged
droughts. They grow well in
sun or semi-shade.
When daylilies become so
crowded that flower produc-

tion is reduced it is time to
divide them. Dig up the
clumps and with a sharp knife,
sever the rhizome between the
fans of leaves. Leaves should
be cut back to within four to
six inches of the crown. Re-
,plant the divisions as des-
cribed above.
For the best display, plant
10 or more plants of the same
color in informal groupings or
plant daylilies in groups of
three or more in bays of infor-
mal shrubbery. Daylilies,
which range in size from two
to four feet, have many other
landscape uses and can add
color and interest in many
landscape situations.

Scholarship Available

At Gulf Coast College

A $300 scholarship has re-
cently been made available to
students accepted into the
respiratory therapy techno-
logy program at Gulf Coast
Community College.
According to Lester Morley,
dean of career studies at Gulf
Coast, the program is design-
ed to prepare- students for
certification as respiratory
therapy technicians and may
be taken at either the one-
year certificate or two-year
degree level.
"The job market for those
properly trained in health-
related professions re-
mains high," commented
Dean Morley, "but our train-
ing facilities force us to accept
students on a limited-access
basis which means prospec-
tive students should apply

The program is being offer-
ed by GCCC in conjunction
with the Bay Memorial Medi-
cal Center and is being co-
ordinated by Miss Julie Cor-
nelison, a registered respira-
tory therapist.
Approximately 75 percent of
the training required under
the program will involve clini-
cal experience at the hospital.
The .deadline for those
applying to the program is
May 16 .and those accepted
with become eligible to apply
for the scholarship.
Applications and requests
for additional information
should be addressed to Dean
Lester Morley at GCCC.

Shop the Classifieds!

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the members of the

Church of Christ
Invite you to meet with them:
Sunday Morning Bible Study ............ 10:00 A.M.
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Captain and Mrs. Henry L.
Cassani U.S.N. (Ret.) of St.
Joe Beach announce the en-
gagement of their daughter,
Sharon, to Ronald Emerson
Clarke, son of Mr. andAMrs.
Ronald N. Clarke of South
Weymouth, Mass.
Miss Cassani is a 1973 grad-
uate of Flour Bluff, Texas high
school and attended Florida
State University, and will
graduate with honors from
Salem State College, Salem,
Mass. in June, 1977, with a
degree in History Secondary
Education. Among her activi-
ties at Salem State, she was a
two-year captain of the
women's varsity volleyball
team and a lobbyist on a
public interest group concern-

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Mr. Clarke is a 1973 grad-
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sity June 16, 1977, with a
degree in Government. At
Harvard he is a four-year
member of the track team in
field events. Mr. Clarke is also
involved in the Harvard intra-
mural program and is an
organizer in local and national
election campaigns.
The couple plans to pursue
careers in education and poli-
tics. A July 30 wedding is
planned at Friendship Chapel
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mouth, Mass.


Mon. thru Sat. 9 to 6 CST
Phone 785-3429 for Appt.
1032 Grace Avenue

Miss McConnell is a grad-
uate of Vigor High School,
where she was Hdmecoming
'Queen, "Miss Friendship", a
senator in the Student Council,
head cheerleader, and a
member of the National Honor
Society. Libba is presently
attending Livingston Univer-
sity working on her B.S.
degree in elementary educa-
tion. At Livingston she has
been a basketball cheerleader
and a member of the Baptist
Student Union. She is now
serving as the secretary of the
Student Government Associa-
tion, and was listed in "Who's
Who in American Colleges and
Mr. Herring graduated from
Port St. Joe High School in
1973, where he participated in
football, basketball and base-
ball. He served on the Senior
Executive Board, Key Club,
Letterman's Club, and was a
member of the National Honor
Society. Ronny now attends
Livingston University on a
four year scholarship where
he is a graduating senior,
majoring in biology.
SThe wedding g will'take place
on June 11,'at the First Baptist
Church in Chickasaw. All
friends and relatives of the
,couple are invited to attend.

ministering and singing night-
The pastor, Rev. Bobby
Taylor, extends a cdrdial in-
vitation to everyone to attend.

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items as razor blades,
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snacks, and other items. Cur-
rently Hospitality Shop is open
from 9-12 in the mornings, and
1-4 p.m. The Auxiliary would
also like to have the Shop open
from 7-9 p.m. at night. If any-
one would like to volunteer the
operate the shop during this
hours, the Auxiliary would
greatly appreciate it. They.
are in need of new members
and workers.
The Auxiliary extends its
thanks to its associate mem-
bers (those who are not able to
participate in the working
functions of the auxiliary).
These members are: Glen
Williams, B. Roy Gibson, Jr.,
Citizen's Federal Savings &
Loan, First National Bank, T.
S. Coldewey and Sylvachem
Corp. Making donations are
Peggy Stevens and Mrs. E.

Bake Sale to

Help Girl Scouts
A bake sale will be held this
Saturday, April 23, by the Jr.
Girl Scout Troop 247. The sale
will be held in front of Smith's
Pharmacy in downtown Port
St. Joe. Another location will
be set up at the Mexico Beach
Proceeds derived from the
sale will be used for a week
end camping trip.


Miss Christine Bailey has
announced the engagement
and approaching marriage of
her daughter, Ann Marie,
"Ammy",.to Archie Shackle-
ford, Jr., "Beasley", son of
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Shackle-
ford, Sr. of Port St. Joe.
The bride-to-be is the grand-
daughter of Mrs.' Carrie
Bailey and the late Crawford
Bailey of Port St. Joe. She is a
1976 graduate of Port St. Joe
Jr.-Sr. High School, and is
presently attending Gulf Coast
Community College as a fresh-

DAR Select Students

forAnnual Awards

Miss Dawn Anchors

D awVn An hurs romJn- ed

"'.'Miss Venus" at Troy

Dawn Anchors, a Troy State
University junior from Port
St. Joe, was crowned "Miss
Venus 1977" last Tuesday
night. Miss Anchors won the
title over 27 other contestants
Swho had been nominated by
campus social fraternities.and
sororities as part of "Greek

She is a member of Kappa
Delta sorority and was spon-
sored by Sigma Chi fraternity.
First runner-up was Julie San-
ford of Troy. Second runner-
up was Belva Myers of Com-
pass Lake, Fla.

Sammy C. Parker, Jr., Port
St. Joe High School, Tina
Carol Harbuck, Wewahitchka
High School, and MarzettaM.
Galvin, Chapman High
School, have won the Daugh-
ters of the American Revolu-
tion Good Citizenship awards
for seniors in their respective
schools. The awards are given
for leadership, dependability,
service and patriotism. The
winners are selected by mem-
bers of the senior class and
i'high school acuityy,
Mrs. George Core, DAR
Good Citizens Chairman for
St. Joseph Bay Chapter pre-
sented the Good Citizens pins
and 'certificates at the April
meeting. Winners gave a short
talk on "What Good Citizen-
ship Means to Me".
Mrs. Tom Owens, Vice
Regent, and Program Chair-
man of St. Joseph Bay Chap-
ter has been notified that the
chapter received the Contin-

ental Congress Award for
; "Use of the National Theme in
Program Titles" from DAR
National Program Commit-
tee. The award will be pre-
sented at the State Board
meeting in May. The national
theme for the year is from
Proverbs 22:28, "Remove not
the ancient landmark which
thy fathers have set".

e" wish t6o'take ttis oppor-
tunity to express our thanks
for the flowers, cards, visits,
food and kindness extended us
during the death of our father
and brother.
The Family of
J. W. Willis

Shave ae
nice weekend...

The future bridegroom is
the grandson of the late W.
Jones and Mr. and Mrs.
Williams of Orlando, and the
late Nick Shackleford and
Mrs. Fannie Shackleford of
Vernon. He is a 1976 graduate
of Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High
School, and is presently em-
ployed at Basic Magnesia In-
The couple will exchange
vows June 4, at Zion Fair
Baptist Church at six p.m. No
invitations are being sent, but
all friends and relatives are
invited to attend.
Montgomery -

Gilley Vows

Are Given
Larry, Terri and Stephanie
Gilley together with Bobby
and Tim Montgomery are
pleased to announce the mar-
riage of their parents, Helen
Richards Gilley and Robert
Lenard Montgomery, Sr. on
April 9, in Donalsonville, Ga.
A reception hosted by Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Williams is being
held Saturday, April 23, dur-
ing the hours of 3:00 5:00 p.m.
at the American Legion Hall
on Williams Ave. Robert and
- Helenariiletall. their, friends
and relatives to join them.


' THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 1977


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Group I

Mission Group I of the First
United Methodist Church met
in the home of Mrs. Rex
Buzzett. Mrs. Floyd Roberts
opened the meeting with pray-
Mrs. Jerry D'Angelo
brought points of interest
about Bishop Kenneth Good-
son, his trip to Liberia and his
family. Program chairman,
Mrs. Robert King, tied her
thoughts and lesson in to the
program about Susanna Wes-
ley's life.
Fifteen members and one
guests, Mrs. Lee McDaniel,
were present. The meeting
was closed withthe benedic-
tion. The next meeting will be
with Mrs. Herman Dean.

Methodist Men

Cook Spaghetti
The Methodist Men's Club of
the First United Methodist
Church will sponsor Spag-
hetti Supper at the Church
Fellowship Hall Friday even-
ing April 22. Supper will be
served from six to nine p.m.
Plates will be $2.00 for
adults and $1.25 for children.
Tickets may be purchased at
the door, or from members of
the Men's Club.

Cub Scouts Plan

Rummage Sale
Cub Scout Pack 47 will have
a Rummage Sale on Saturday,
April 23. Anyone wishing to
donate articles for this sale
are asked to bring donations
by the Scout Hut on Thursday
from 3:30 till 4:30 p.m.
If you. have anything to
donate and are unable to bring
it by the Scout Hut, please call
229-6153, 229-6473 or 229-6369
and it will be picked up.
A special thanks to the Mun-
icipal Hospital staff and to the
Drs. Poonai for their special
care during my operation and
Dewey Davis

Archie Shackleford, r.

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Mr. and Mrs W. C. Robinson

Observe 25thAnniversary

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Robin- the afternoon with the couple.
son celebrated their 25th wed- The celebration was hostedby
ding anniversary April 17' at ple's children, mo-
their home at Stone Mill
Creek. gene Smith, Carolyn McNeil
Family and friends shared and Sharon Robinson.

Do You Know....

How much a funeral costs?
How caskets are priced?
How many different types of
caskets are available?

Why Don't You Know?

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funeral service you want, or where you
would like to be buried?
Why Don't They Know?

For a Free Copy of the
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All About Funerals"

Come by or Call

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507 10th St. Phone 229-8111
Port St. Joe, Fla.
This brochure is published by the Board of
Funeral Directors and Embalmers for Florida in
cooperation with the Office of the Attorney
General and the Division of Consumer Services,
Dept. of Agriculture, and ii available to you at no
cost and with no obligations.

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. THE STAR. Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY. APRIL 21. 1977

Cancer Drive Started Here with Breakfast

SSaturday, April 16 was a big
day for the Port St. Joe unit of
Sthe American Cancer Society
:when volunteers met for an
inspirational and detailed pep
talk by Sally Bond, district
director of the Cancer Society,

to begin the .1977 house to
house crusade.
Rev. Johnie McCurdy, pres-
ident of the Port St. Joe unit;
Joe St. Clair, crusade chair-
man and Ken Herring, one of
the best chefs in town, prepar-

ed breakfast an
attending the k
fast at the Fir
thodist Church.
Mrs. Harry
Mrs. Jessie The
house crusade

SRev. Johnie McCurdy, left, "supervises" Clair, as they prepare break
Chefs Kenneth Herring, center, and Joe St. Cancer Crusade workers.

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served those ported that more than 100
k-off break- workers would be participat-
United Me- ing in the canvas to reach
every home in the Port St. Joe
allinan and area as they solicit donations
as, house to and distribute life-saving
airmen, re- materials on the details of
S'. Some of the money given to
the ACS has been used and will
continue to be used to help
local cancer victims in their
needs for transportation,
room and board, drugs and
many other ways. These aids
are administered through the
Gulf County Health Depart-
ment and by Mrs. Polly
Crusaders will be working
the Port St. Joe area until
,- ,,. Tuesday, April 26. If your
home is missed or you need
Si:.,K information, a list of chair-
men and captains is listed
City chairman, Barbara
Hallinan; area captains: Oak
Grove, Audrey Anderson;
Ward Ridge, Trixie Rich;
Simmons Bayou, Elvita Can-
non; Indian Pass, Sue Wea
thington; Jones Home-
Sstead, Margaret Moore; White
City, Peggy Jo Stripling;
Howard Creek, Edna Lara-
Smore; Highland View, Nadine
Branch; St. Joe Beach, Karen
t for the Davis; Beacon Hill, Sheridan
Star photo Hand; Overstreet, Betty
Boucher and Mexico Beach,
Dana Aigerer.
North Port St. Joe area
chairman, Jessie Thomas and
co-chairman and captain, Gil-
lie McNair.



to Meet

Capt. Merle Harbourt of the
American Waterways Opera-
toars, Inc., will address the
annual meeting of the Tri-
Rivers Waterway. Develop-
ment Association in Dlthan.
Alabama Tuesday, April 26.
Col. Charlie Blalock, district
engineer, will report on the
status of the Apalachicola,
Chattahoochee, Flint ,Water-
The dinner meeting will
begin at six p.m. CDT at the
Olympia Spa, five miles south
of Dothan on Highway 231.
President R. H. McSwean of
Abbeville said he hopes a
large group will be present
from Port St. Joe and Gulf
County to assert their support
for orderly development of the
waterway in Georgia, Florida
and Alabama. He said at-
tendance is open to everyone.
SReservations should be
made in advance by calling or
writing the Tri-Rivers office,
P. O. Box 2232, Dothan,. Ala.
36301; (205) 792-8611. The $10
registration fee may be paid in
advance or during a reserva-
tion period between five and
six p.m. at the meeting.
Capt. Harbourt is expected
to talk about the.advantages of
barge transportation to agri-
culture and industry. A 34-
year veteran of the U. S.
Coast Guard, he joined the
staff of the American Water-
ways Operators, Inc., a non-
profit trade association, in
January, 1974. He makes his
headquarters in New Orleans,
where he is in touch with most
of the shippers and towing
companies doing business on
the inland waterways which
connect with gulf ports.
Col. Blalock came to Mobile
in June, 1976, as district engi-
neer with the U. S. Army
Corps of Engineers, which is
responsible for the opera-
tion of locks and dams, dredg-
ing and snagging for naviga-
tion, maintenance of recrea-
tional facilities and other en-
gineering activities on the
McSwean said approximate-
ly 100 members and guests
usually attend the annual
meeting. In addition to the
planned program, he said,
time is allotted for questions
and discussion.

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The Board of County Commissioners
of Gulf County will receive sealed bids
from any person, company, or corpora-
tion interested in performing the follow-
ing described repairs:
Repairs on D-5 Tractor. Specifica-
tions on file in Clerk of Circuit
Court's Office, P. 0. Box 968, Fort
St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Bids will be received until 7:00 o'clock
P.M. E.S.T. April 26, 1977 at the office of
the Clerk of Circuit Court, P. O. Box 968,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The Board
reserves the right to reflect any and all
-s- Everett Owens, Jr.
Chairman It 4-21
Addendum-No. 1 for Project 1,2, & 3
1. Proposals: Sealed proposals for the
construction, including the furnishing of
all materials, machinery, labor and
equipment, water, heat, utilities, trans-
portation and other means necessary for
construction of the buildings) listed
below (hereinafter called the projectt")
pursuant to a loan contract between St.
Joseph Telephone & Telegraph' Com-
pany (hereinafter called the "Owner")
and the United States of America, by the
Administrator of the Rural Electrifica-
tion Administration (hereinafter called
the "Administrator") and designated as
Project 1, 2 &3 composite bids only will
be received by the Owner on or before
2:00 o'clock P.M., E.S.T., May 12, 1977,
at its office located at Port St. Joe,
Florida, at which time and place the
proposals will be publicly opened and
"PROJECTS"-1) C.D.O. Building
Addition at Blountstown, Florida; 2)
C.D.O. Building Addition at Beacon Hill,
Florida; 3) C.D.O. Building Addition at
Wewahitchka, Florida.
2. Obtaining Documents. The Plans
and Specifications together with all
other necessary forms and documents
for bidders may be secured from
Charles A. Gaskin, Architect at State
Road 22, Wewahitchka, Florida upon
paymentof seventy-five dollars ($75.00)
which payment will be refunded to each
bona fide bidder within ten (10) days
after the bid opening. Additional sets of
Plans and Specifications may be obtain-
ed upon payment of thirty-five dollars
($35.00) which payment will not be
subject to refund. The Plans and Specifi-
cations may be examined at the Office of
Charles A. Gaskin, Architect and The
Owner. A copy of the loan contract may
also be examined at the office of the
3t 4-21
Notice is hereby given that the City
Commission of the City of Port St. Joe
sitting as the Board of Adjustment will
hold a public hearing at the City Hall,
Port St. Joe, Florida, at 8:00 P.M.,
E.S.T, Tuesday, May 3, 1977, to deter-
mine whether the City will authorize a
deviation to Zoning Ordinance No. S for
variance to allow operation of a gift shop
in the garage at 1306 Woodward Avenue
which is located-on S'/2 Lot 24 and N 47' of
Lot 23, Block 79.
-s- Michael J. Wright,
City Auditor and Clerk 2t 4-21
Notice is hereby given that the City
Commission of the City of Port St. Joe
sitting as the Board of Adjustment will
hold a public hearing at the City Hall,
Port St. Joe, Florida, at 8:00 P.M.,
E.S.T., Tuesday, May 3, 1977, to deter-
mine whether the City will authorize a
deviation to Zoning Ordinance No. 5 for
variance of three feet on the East side of
Lot 15, Block 36, in order to construct a
garage on the existing home of this
-s- Michael J. Wright,
City Auditor and Clerk 2t 4-21
Pursuant to Section 13 of Chapter 717,
Florida Statutes, entitled "Florida Dis-
position of Unclaimed Property Act",
notice is hereby given that the persons
listed below appear to be the owners of
unclaimed personal or intangible pro-
perty presumed abandoned. THIS DOES
Account Number G.0063-0012; Apparent
Owner, Williams, Hurdls A. and Ada F.,
Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456
Information concerning the amount or
description of the Property and the
names and address of the holder may be
obtained by any person possessing an
interest in the property by addressing an
inquiry to GERALD A. LEWIS, State
Comptroller, Abandoned Property Sec-
tion, Capitol, Tallahassee, Florida 32304.
Be sure to mention account number,
name and address, as published in this
notice. Unless proof of ownership is
presented to the holder by June 24, 1977,
the property will be delivered for
custody to the Comptroller of Florida.
Thereafter, all further claims must be
directed to the Comptroller of Florida.
2t 4.21

collection containers to Lisa Melton, Kip
Alstaetter, Sydna Anchors and Donna Patter-
son. Rodney Herring, not in picture, was also
out bright and early to aid in the group efforts
obtain donations. -Star photo

The City of Port St. Joeannounces that
professional consulting services will be
required in connection with the waste-
water utility system of the City. The
services may include studies, prepara-
tion of federal and state grant and
permit applications, financial analysis
and recommendations, preparation of
bidding documents, managing the re-
sulting construction. Engineering shall
include but not limited to:
1. A regional 201 feasability study for
water and sewage.
2. Reduction of B.O.D. and suspended
solids of waste water plant effluent
to conform to with N.P.D.E.S. Stan-
dards at all times.
3. A method of handling clarifier skim-
. mings.
4. A method of handling sludge economi-

cally to conform with D.E.R. and
E.P.A. rules and regulations.
5. A method to. eliminate-foam and
foaming potential from entering .the
Gulf County Canal.
6. A method to reinforce the dike around
pond subject to approval of D.E.R.
and E.P.A.
7. A feasibility study of infiltration and
correction of Port St. Joe collection
system and upgrading the city's main
pumping station.
8. A study of outfall pipe, parshall fume
and appertainences to prevent turbu-
lence and foam.
9. A study of valves between clarifiers
and lagoon.
10. A method of by-passing the pond in
case of a failure of the dike or for re-
pairs to the pond.


Set In


A slow pitch softball tourna-
ment will be held in Wewa-
hitchka during the week end of
April 29 May 1. Tauntbn
Brothers are sponsoring the
tournament. Entrance fees
are $35.00 and two restricted
fligHt softballs.
The tournament is designed
for 16 men's teams and 12
women's teams. Competition
is to be held strictly to "B"
and "C" class teams.
Anyone interested in enter-
ing their teams in the tourna-
ment should contact David
Taunton at the County Court-
house, phone 227-2381 or any of
the Taunton Brothers of
Wewahitchka, phone 639-2281.
Teams will be accepted on a
first come basis.





Also other services that may bee,
required from time to time by the City.
Interested engineering firms are re-
quested to visit the site and review the
necessary engineering before submitt-
ing the Federal GSA Standard Form 254,
a letter of interest and proof that the
firm is licensed to provide engineering
services in Florida. Consideration is
confined to firms with experience in
major industrial and domestic treat-
ment processes.
Closing date is 10 days after date of
Submission should be made to The
City of Port St. Joe, P. O. Drawer A, Port
St. Joe, Fla. 32456, Attn: Mr. R. E.
Simon, Plant Manager.
Published April 21, 1977.

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Several members of the MYF of the First
United Methodist Church were out early last
Saturday morning to man road blocks to raise
funds for the American Cancer Society.
Shown is Rev. Johnie McCurdy, 1977 Presi-
dent of the St. Joe Unit of the ACS, as he gives


Sharks Sport 6-0

-Record, Leading

Conference Play

The Sharks ran their con-
ference record.to 6-0 with a big
9-3 win over Florida High in
Tallahassee last Friday. Keef
Pettis started on the mound,
but was relieved by Duane
McFarland in the fourth inn-
ing. McFarland went the re-
mainder and. picked up the
The Sharks put together
three back-to-back triples in
the second inning to push
across five runs. Triples were
by R. D. Davis, Craig Wei-
morts and Wade Stoutamire.
Stoutamire collected three
hits for the day.
Using their younger play-
ers, the Sharks downed Apa-
-lachicola 7-5 Monday in Apa-
lach. The Sharks led 7-0, going
into the seventh behind the
steady pitching of frosh Steve
.Peak, but several hits pushed
across five runs. Haddock
pitched the final three outs to
pick up a .save. Tim Beard,
Blane Cox and Craig Wei-
morts each had two hits, with
Beard collecting three RBI's.
St. Joe's overall record is 16-4,
while the-conference record
stands at 6-0.
The Sharks play 'Chipley
there today at 4:00 p.m. They
return to Shark stadium Sat-
urday with a chance to win the
Gulf Coast Conference with a
win over Chattahoochee at
1:00. Support the Sharks in
their efforts to become Con-

ference Champs for 1977.
Tuesday night, April 26, St.
Joe will go up against
Wakulla. This night has been

The Board of County Com-
missioners of Gulf County,
Floria, met on March 31, at
the fire station in the City of
Port St. Joe with the follow-
ing members present: Eve-
rett Owens, Jr., Chairman;
William R. Branch; Leo Ken-
nedy; Otis Davis, Jr.; and
Jimmy Gortman. George Y.
Core, Clerk; William J. Rish
and Fred N. Witten, Attor-
neys, were also present.
The following City Com-
mission of Port St. Joe were
present: Frank Pate, Jr.,
Mayor; Gerald Sullivan; Wes-
, ley Ramsey; Bennie Roberts
and Mike Wright, City Clerk.
Others present were: David
Dunham, Hospital Admini-
strator; Dr. Joseph P. Hen-
drix, M. D., Dr. Wayne Hen-
drix, M.D., Dr. Bernie Orr,
M.D., H. L. Anderson, Presi-
dent of Gulf County Ambu-
lance Committee and Dick
Laihberson, Port St. Joe
Squad Chief. The meeting
came to order at 7:00 p.m.
The Chairman announced
that this meeting is called for
the purpose of making a deci-
sion as to whether or not Gulf
County will participate in pay-
ing the expenses of employ-

ing emergency room physi-
cians to keep the emer-
gency room at the Port St. Joe
Municipal Hospital open on
After lengthy discussion be-
tween all parties present and
being advised by Dr. Joseph
P. Hendrix, M. D. and Dr.
Wayne Hendrix, M. D., that
the only solution to keeping
the emergency room open is
for outside physicians to be
employed for week end duty.
Commissioner Branch
moved that the county share
the expenses of. employing
emergency room physicians
for week ends on a 50-50 basis.
No second.
Commissioner Kennedy
moved that the county share
the expenses of employing
emergency room physicians
for week end service on a 50-50
basis, except that the county's
share will not exceed more
than $5,000.00 in any one
month,, and that the county
adopt an ordinance establish-
ing fees for ambulance ser-
vice and that said fees will be
applied to the county's ex-
penses in this matter. Motion
seconded by Comm. Gortman.
Vote-AYE: Kennedy, Gort-
man, Branch, and the Chair-

You Are Cordially Invited to Attend


Baptist Church
Corner Long Ave. and 16th St.
SUNDAY SCHOOL .................... 9:45A.M.
MORNING WORSHIP ................. 11:00 A.M.
CHURCHTRAINING ............... 5:45 P.M.
EVENING WORSHIP ................. 7:00 P.M.
PRAYER MEETING (Wednesday) ....' 7:00 P.M.

Rev. J. C. ODUM,

S-rome Cartier,
Minister of Music

man. NAY': Davis.
The meeting adjourned at
10:15 p.m.


Summer Play Plans Being Made

The Gulf County Recreation
Department is presently plan-
ning summer-time activities
to be offered for elementary,
young adults and adults. John
L. Clenney, Director, stated


declared "Little League
Night." Any Little Leaguer
wearing his uniform to Shark
stadium will be admitted free.
Coaches are invited to bring
their entire team.

Ling Ding!

The annual Mexico Beach
Ling Ding Fishing Tourna-
ment is currently underway,
with the final day of competi-
tion being May 14. At that time
prizes will be awarded in the
various categories of fish.
Contributors for the tourna-
ment are: Raffield Fisheries,
Woods Fisheries, St. Joe Bowl-
ing Lane and Lounge, Marine
Electronics, Wewahitchka
State Bank, West Florida Gas,
Carr's Auto Sales, Mex Elec-
tric Co., Hide-away Harbor
Marina, Cecil Costin, Jr.,
Hannon Insurance Agency, St.
Joe Motor Co., St. Joe Paper
Co., St. Joseph Telephone Co.,
Basic Magnesia, Inc., Flordia
First National Bank at Port
St. Joe, George G. Tapper
Co., Billy Joe Rish, Citizen's
Federal Savings and Loan
Association, Gardner's Rexall
Store Carl Guilford.
Also contributing are: Shell
Shack, Gulf Cabana Motel,
Chris's Gift Shop, Mexico
Beach Service Center, Ebb
Tide Motel, C-Surf Restau-

rant, Elizabeth Thompson,
Realtor, Guilford Charter Ser-
vice, Hudson Charter Service,
Davis Charter Service, King
Charter Service, Edgewater
Campsite, Gulf Sands Restau-
rant, Gulf View Motel, Mexi-
co Beach Grocery, Wayside
Snack Bar, Kerigan's Kargo,
Mexico Beach Corporation.
Other 'contributors are:
Scheffer's Grocery, Wayside
Beach Supply, "Ms. Dorothy"
Shrimp boat, Earley's Hard-
ware, Driftwood Motel, Mr.
DoNut of Parker, Big Gator
Trailer Park, Hollanday
Motel, Mexico Beach Motel,
Daiwa Tackle Co., Mac's
Marina, Commercial Bank of
Panama City, Surfside Motel,
WJOE Radio Stattion, Byrd
and Son, Bay National Bank,
Top of Gulf Restaurant, Fiesta
Food Store, Cathey's Hard-
ware, Highland View Super-
ette, Ben Watson, Daffin Mer-
cantile, Jim Heathcock,
Sylvachem, Sandmant Apart-
ments, and Art Graphics -


Is Burn

The best treatment for a
slight burn is an antidote
available in every home-
plain water.
The doctors of the Florida
Medical Association advise
that a first degree burn should
be immersed in plain cold
water or held under cold
running water for about 10
minutes, followed if needed by
a dry dressing.
Second degree burns, which
are brighter red, mottled and
often produce blisters, should
be treated with the same
simple first aid.
Third degree burns are
more serious and should be
simply covered with a thick
sterile dressing while medical
attention is sought.

Is A Republican In Your Future?

SStiles Brown, Chairman of
the Republican party of Gulf
County, in a talk with the
,Editor of The Star this week,
:made an interesting point.
S He says that the monopoli-
izing of the news media, par-
.licularly T.V. by Jimmy Car-
ter, gives people 'distorffe
' iew of what is happening in.
?the political arena in this

country, and in support of
giving you the total picture,
thought you might be interest-
ed in knowing the results of
the special elections for state
legislative seats which have
been held around the country
since the November general
Through April 1, Republi-
cans fared as follows:

Iowa-Won two Senate and
one House seat previously
held by Democrats;
Missouri-Took two of the
three previously Democratic
Senate districts up in a special
New York-Won one state
- Sentate-.-ddist.ict -- previously
held by a Democrat;
Maine-Retained a Repub-

lican Senate seat and won a
previously Democratic seat in
the lower House in special
Pennsylvania-Retained a
Republican seat in the lower
Alabama-Captured a pre-
viously 'Democratic House
seat in Mobile, for Alabama's
first GOP legislator;
Georgia-Won a House seat
previously held by a Demo-
crat, also replaced Andrew
Young in the Congress with a
Minnesota-Took one lower
House seat from the Demo-
crats, also captured a Demo-
crat Congressional seat;
Michigarf-Retained a Re-
publican Senate seat in a
special election.
The only other special leg-
islative election in this period
resulted in a failure to take an
open Democratic seat in the
California Senate.

First United
Methodist Church
Constitution and Monument
Port St. Joe, Fla.
CHURCH SCHOOL .................... 9:45 A.M.
PREACHING SERVICE ...... 11 A.M. & 7:00 P.M.
CHOIR REHEARSAL (Wednesday) .... 7:30 P.M.



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Follow Smokey's advice--
break your matches!


Plus $1.72 to $2.01 F.E T per tire and 2 old tires
Whitewall F.E.T.
Sizes price .(per tire)
D78-14. E78-14. F78-14 2 for $62 $2 09 to S2 37
G78-14.15, H78-14,15 2 for $68 $2 53 toS2.79
L78-15 2 for $74 s3 09

"A" size
5-rib design.

All prices plus tax and 2 old tires.
Blackwalls $4 less per pair.

Prices in this ad available at Firestone Stores. Competitively priced

that everyone's suggestions
are needed because the pro-
gram may be enriched with
your suggestions or requests
for activities. In order to best
meet the total community's

needs, everyone's suggestions
are needed.
If you have any tips or
requests you wish to offer,
please call 229-6119 or write P.
0. Box 206, Port St. Joe.



Corner Third Street and Baltzell Avenue
STANLEY E. YOUNG, Minister of Music & Youth
SundaySchool ......................... 9:45A.M.
Morning Worship Service .............. 11:00 A.M.
Church Training ................... .. 6:30 P.M.
Evening Worship Service .............. 7:30 P.M.
Prayer Meeting (Wed.) ................ 7:00 P.M.
"Come and Worship God with Us"
*E'C' --' ^ *- L- n



I 1SBR78-13
Plus $2.06 F.E.T and old tire.
Other sizes and blackwalls
low priced, too!

wherever you see the Firestone sign.

I I^W S"

of the

SGulf County Commission

p itirestone



Phone 229-1291 216 Mon. Ave.






Depedon him for prompt attention
Small your drug and prescription
needs WHENever you call

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"Of all substitutes, a sub-
stitute speaker is worst."
Kin Hubbard

THE STAR. Port St. Joe. Fla. THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 1977

(Continued from Page 1)



Streets, on the west side of
Monument Avenue. Hamm
pointed out that there are
points in this area which are
presently 300 plus feet from a
fire hydrant.
The hydrants which serve
Highway 98 residents are all
located in the alley in this
Mayor Pate noted that fire
hydrants are 'required only
each 500' feet and suggested
the Board study this matter a
little further before installing
more fire plugs.
Water Superintendent Goul-
den Scott told the Board a fire
plug costs about $700 installed.
Clerk Mike Wright present-
ed the Commission with finan-
cial reports for the various
City operations for the first
half of the fiscal year. All the
reports showed the City to be
in sound financial condition
with revenues and expendi-
tures all' adhering to the
planned budget.

Summer Color Annuals

By Dr. Robert Black
Ext. Urban Horticulturist
University of Florida
Annual flowers that provide
bloom soon after planting
offer the Florida gardener an
inexpensive source of garden
color for the summer months.
Some can be planted right
where you want them to bloom
for rich displays of color.
Florida's hot and rainy sum-
mers are tough on many vari-
eties of annuals but others
seem to thrive on the heat. So,
with this important consider-
ation in mind, here's a selec-
tion of three colorful and
relatively carefree summer
Marigolds. The wide selec-
tion of marigolds offers the
gardeners a real treat. Cul-
ture is very easy, as heat,
drought and pests are tole-
rated well by these flowers.
Plants thrive in sun or partial
shade. You can grow mari-
golds from seed which sprout
in a few days or from stated
plants available at garden
shops. New varieties bloom in

two months and continue to
flower for several months.
Marigolds are excellent for
flower borders and for edging
if dwarf varieties are used.
They also make fine cut
flowers, especially types with
odorless foliage. Check your
seed catalog .or garden store
for the newest marigold varie-

Portulaca or rose-moss is
hard to beat for summer gar-
dens. It is a favorite flower for
edging, borders, rock gardens
and in window boxes. The
small plants form a ground
cover of bright rose-like
flowers in white, yellow,
orange, rose and red colors.
Flowers are single or double,
one to two inches across. You
can sow the tiny seed directly
where you want plants. Plant
on a well-drained site in full
sun and do- not overwater.
Seed sprouts in a few days and
plants flower in several
months. Flowers only open
fully when in bright sun and
plants bloom for only a few
weeks. For continuous 'color

all summer, you might want to
sow seed each month. Try
portulaca in that dry area of
poor soil where-few other
flowers thrive and you'll be
surprised how well this small
flower grows.
Another summer toughie is
celosia, commonly called
cockscomb. These old-fashion-
ed favorites come in two
forms--crested and plumy.
Both forms grow well in hot
summer months and can be

planted by seed or as trans-
plants. Seed germinate in a-
week and plants will bloom
when two months old. Colors
include pink, purple, orange,
yellow and red on dwarf or tall
plants. The large crested vari-'
eties have flower heads mea-
suring six to 10 inches across.
Plumed varieties are specta-
cular in form and provide a
dramatic display of garden
color as well as unusual cut
flowers or dried bouquets.

SSI Payments Are Available for

Retarded People Get Booklet

A leaflet explaining how
Supplemental Security In-
come (SSI) payments can help
mentally retarded people is
available at social security
offices. The SSI program
makes monthly payments to
people with little or no income
and limited resources who are
disabled or blind or 65 or over.
The leaflet, Supplemental
Security Income for Retard-
ed People, explains. how re-

tarded children as well as
adults may be eligible for SSI
disability payments.
The leaflet is free on request
at the Panama City social
security office at 1316 Harri-
son Avenue.
The SSI program is admini-
stered by the Social Security
Administration, an agency of
the U. S. Department of
Health, Education and Wel-

Only One Opponent

for Commission Race

With the deadline for pros-
pective candidates to qualify
for the City Commission elec-
tion in May drawing to a close
yesterday afternoon, prospec-
tive candidates were conspic-
uous by their absence.
Only one race, the Commis-
sion seat in Group Two had
more than one candidate qual-
ified. Incumbent Wesley R.
Ramsey will be opposed by
Sammie Williams. In Group I,
with incumbent Tom S. Col-
dewey qualifying for re-elec-
tion and in the Mayor-Com-
mission post, with incumbent
Frank Pate qualifying, there
were no contestants as of

press time yesterday after,
The Municipal election will
be held on May 10.

The odds on a coin falling
heads 50 consecutive times
are so great that it would
take a million men tossing
coins 10 times a minute and
40 hours a week-and then
it would happen only once
every nine centuries!

SComforter Funeral

Gulf County's First
Beginning 31 Years of
Continuous Service
Hortense & Rocky Comforter

Telephone 227-3511
:... ... ..:

Boman over-cab pickup
.camper. In good condition,
-sleeps four. $800.00. 227-7296,
can be seen at 1312 Palm Blvd.
S. 2tp 4-21

Iike new 1976 Coachman 27'
travel trailer, a-c, self-con-
tained with Reese hitch and
electric brake controls. Call
648-7534. '. ;-2tc 4-21-

CB radio whip antenna;
102" fiberglass complete with
spring and bumper chains;
used' only 7 months. $15:00.
229-6929 or 227-4321. Itp

FREE Puppies to good
home. 648-6642. Itp 4-21

One complete freezing unit
for 10 x 12 walking freezer,
vWith factory door. Call 229-
6321. Itp 4-21

All sorts of odds & ends at
the Bryan's, behind Mexico
Beach Shopping Center, Fri-
day & Saturday, April 22 & 23,
all day. Itc 4-21

No. 1 Drive In Theater
Apalachicola, Fla.
Friday Saturday
April 22 and 23
2 Big Shows!'
and A Surprise Movie
This. ad on this program
only will admit 3. for the
:price of one. Movie Starts
7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions to
the American Cancer Soci-
ety help ir many ways.
They support cancer re-
search and public education
as well as other programs.
SAll contributions should
be sent to your local office of
the American Cancer Socie-
ty. Contributions should be
accompanied by the full
name of the deceased, the
name and address of the
family member to whom a
memorial card should be
Sent and the donor's own full
'name and address.
Mail your memorial con-
tributions to Mrs. Jean
rAtchison, Treasurer,
ZAmerican Cancer Society,
*Box 82, Port St. Joe, Fla.

I will demolish houses,
garages for materials. 229-
S6402 .tfc3-3
..Surfboard, 6'8" Bing, 1 year
old, like new. Phone 229-6333.
2tp 4-14
"Home" central air condi-
tioner, 34,000 BTU, used one
summer. Excellent condition.
$300. 639-2807. No collect calls.
One Farm-all Super C trac-
tor. 229-4031. 2tc 4-14

DRAPERIES-Ready made
and custom made. Large sel-
ection of swatches to choose
from. Roche's Furniture and
Appliance Store, 209 Reid
Ave., phone 227-5271.
tfc 3-10

Ca4 Betty Gilbert

tfc 7-15

"The Great Tide", a beauti-
ful hardbook edition is in its
sixth printing, one of Florida's
most famous historical novels
written by Rubylea Hall, for-
mer resident of Port St. Joe. is
now on sale at Campbell's
Drug Store, Buzzett's Drug
Store, Pauline's Restaurant,
Economy Washeteria or con-
tact Mrs. Eunice H. Brinson,
229-4171. Ideal for gifts.
*tfc 4-7

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

Custom-made wooden name
plaques, for mail boxes, front
gates, door posts, etc. Econo-
my Motors & Garden Center,
301 Hwy. 98, HV, 229-6001.

CB Radios, Johnson, Craig;
Surveyor, antennas, base sta-
tions, terms available. West-
ern Autno tfr 3-4

Wanted paperboys
lahassee Democrat,
area. Also need a subs
deliver bundles to carr
week end out of the
Phone 227-7081.

Job Wanted: Sitting
ly or children. Day
Monday thru Friday.
8141 after 7:30 p.m.

In Oak Grove, corner pro-
perty with commercial build-
ing and dwelling. Phone 229-
6875. 2tp 4-21

Woodland lots with access
to Wetappo Creek. $2,500.00,
$250.00 down.

SWoodland lot at Beacon
Hill Beach, $1,700.00 cash.

4 plex, year round rental
in Port St. Joe. $7,000.00

United Farm Agency, Inc.
Reg. Real Estate Broker
Beacon Hill Beach
648-4800 or 648-5297
Itc 4-21

Two, lots on Marvin Ave.
Phone 229-6792. 9tp 4-7

Our home at 2116 Long Ave-
nue. 2,500 square ft. of -living
area; three bedrooms, 2
baths, 2 dens, large kitchen,
living and dining room, 2
utility rooms, double carport.
Ideal location. Call Benton
Hamm at 639-2781: tfc 4-7

Six room house,- 3 BR, 1
bath, dining, living room,
kitchen. Highland View,
across highway from bay.
$18,000. $6,000 down, terms on
balance. Call 769-2531, Pan-
ama City. 3tc 4-7

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

Large three bedroom house.
Located in corner with 112
lots. Many extras. Fully car-
peted, central air and heat,
large den, living room with
y fireplace, kitchen, garbage
disposal, large laundry room,
screened back porch, sprink-
ler system in yard. Also utility
wn house. Very private. Must see
to appreciate. For appoint-
gs ment call 229-4136. tfc-3-31
st St. Lot for Sale: St. Joe Beach,
nice yard, with facilities for
etics trailer. 75' by 150' depth. For
ry. information call 227-8241 or
tfc 3-17 229-6129. tfc 1-20
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-
for Tal- tional financing available.
in town Call collect 205-794-6711
titute to Dothan. An equal housing op-
'iers one -portunity builder, tfc 9-23
3 BR house, 2 baths, 3 lots on
414Palm Blvd. For information
tp all 227-2181. tfcll-4
g elder- Beach cottage on DeSota St.
s only, at St. Joe Beach. For informa-
Call 227- tibn call 229-6953 after 5 p.m.
3tp 4-7 tfc 2-24

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

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

Furnished small 2 BR
house, auto. heat, washer and
dryer, 229-6777 after 6 p.m.
tfc 4-14

Beach cottage for rent. Call
648-5144 or 227-4421. tfc 4-7

Furnished apartment for
rent, single or couple. 227-3261.
tfc 4-21

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

Nice trailer lot at St. Joe.
Beach, Columbus St. Call 229-
3107. tfc 3-31
Public address system.
Owned by the Port St. Joe
Kiwanis. Club. A new system
operable on either battery or

current. Call Ken Herring,
227-5.R1 for rental tfc 3-.
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 1-1
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

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

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


For General Electric mobile
radio products in Tallahassee,
Fla. Excellent benefits and
salary. Phone 904-385-1121 for
interview appointment or mail
resume to P. O. Box 3475,
Tallahassee, Fla. 32303.
2tc 4-14
To buy or sell, call Sarah
Skinner, Rt. 4, Box 868, Pan-
ama City, FL 32401. Telephone
collect: 1-769-0334 or write.
5tc 4-21.

Secretary-Bookkeeper for
Gulf Co. Guidance Clinic.
Bookkeeping and typing skills,
(35 wpm), exp. desirable.
Salary negotiable. 311 Wil-
liams Ave., P. O.'Box 400, Port
St. Joe, Fla. 32456, 227-2691.
ltc 4-21

1973 VW Super Beetle, in
excellent condition, $1,350.00.
227-7296, can be seen at 1312
Palm Blvd. 2tp 4-21

72 Cutlass, new paint, re-
cent tune up and transmission
overhaul, p.s., am stereo, air
cond., $1,100. 229-6333.
2tp 4-14

1970 Montego MX, 4 door,
air ,cond., power steering,
auto., radio, vinyl top, good
cond., $895. Call 648-5497 or
648-7569. 2tc 4-14

1965 Pontiac 4 dr., excellent
running shape. $450.00. Dr.
Grace, 227-5331 or 227-3341.
tfc 4-7

1971 VW camper, "pop-top"
Call 229-2206. tfc 3-24

1973 Chevy; pick-up truck,
r&h, ac, ps, pb, auto. trans.,
camper top, $2,500.00. Call 648-
3600 or 234-9426. tfc 3-10

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.
F. F Rroedon Spc.
R.A.M.-Regular cwr. .-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

Aluminum screens and doors,
carpentry, house repair, mill-
work, roof repair and re-roof-
Phone 229-6018
Port St. Joe
tfc 7-22
Wewa Builders Inc.
Commercial Residential
Repairs and Remodeling
Custom Fireplaces
Let us cover your house
in rough sawn cedar.
No maintenance required.
Adds insulation to exterior
walls. Cheaper than alum-
num siding.
8tc 3-24

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

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
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

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

Kitchen Cabinets -
Vanities Mill Work
Cabinet Hardware & Tops
White City, Hwy. 71
Glen Combs
Shop 229-6017 or
tfc 4-7

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
.Hwy. 98 W. tf 8-5 229-2763

Pest Control Service
tfc 4-21

Polyester Outlet
All 100 pct. Double Knit,
'.$1.98 yd: :
Hwy. 98, Highland View
(Formerly Roberson's
tfc 4-21

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

Call Louise Varnum
Apalachicola 653-8056
15 percent discount on all
fabrics and naugahyde a limit-
ed time. tfc 4-14

Fri. at 8p.m., Sun. at 4 p.m.
St. James Episcopal Church
Parish House
tfc 4-24
Tires Now Installed
In Our Own
Auto Service Center
Western Auto Assoc. Store
3-4 tfc
Lawn mowers, tillers and
garden tractors repaired.
Economy Motors & Garden
Center, 301 Hwy. 98, HV,
229-6001. tfc 8-5
For Prayer Needs
Call 648-6260
Night or Day
For body, soul or spirit
tfc 2-3

Furniture Stripping &
Reliable and Reasonable
Call 648-5152
Behind Mexico Beach
Shopping Center
tfc 4-14

Front End Loader
Backhoe Work
tfc 3-31

Lawn & Gardening Needs
Lawn Mower &
Small Engine Repairs
Economy Motors &
301 Hwy. 98 H.V.
tfc 8-5

Painting, Carpentry &
Masonry work done
Jimmy Griffin
Call 229-1711
tfc 4-7

"Ithink it was something I ate."


kills bugs for
up to six months,
and saves you about $100 yearly
in costly pest control services.
Use of Sprayer free with
purchase of Rid-A-Bug
306 Reid Avenue

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


T r i'- S"f -a t e

Home Builders

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April 21-26, 1977
Port St. Joe, Fla.

Chuck Roast

Chuck Steak
5 ib. or more
Grnd. Chuck

Shldr. Roast
Shank Portion
Tender Ham
79 Lb. Whole or Half

Lb. 59

L. 88




Limit 1 with food order


Sirloins LB. 1.31
T-Bones L. $1.4
Sirloin Tip $1.2
Rump Roast LB. 9
Round Steak- Top Round
| Bottom Roundm $19B.
1 LBa.


Ham Slices
Qtr. Breast
Wings & Bad
Chic. Necks
Otr. Thighs

LB. $1.29
LB. 59C.
LB 79C
ks LB. 39C
3 LB. 39
L 49CA



3 Lb.




17 Oz.


- p0ct



10 Lbs.


* Bell Pepper Ea.1J


Bunch 29 .







,.0 $109

Pkg. 89
tl 39



13, Lb

I ~ _

I i6,) OZ
boxi'', t

OMET 14 Oz.

4 /* 1 00



Gulf Cc

The Gulf County School
Board met in regular session
on March 8, 1977, with the
following members present:
Gene Raffield, Paul Sewell
and Fred Greer. The Superin-'
tendent and Attorney were
The meeting was opened
with the invocation by Raf-
field, and followed by the
pledge of allegiance.
Board member Greer nomi-
nated Raffield as acting
Chairman. Sewell seconded
the motion. All voted Yes.
On motion by Greer, second-
ed by Sewell, all voted Yes to
approve the minutes of Febru-
ary 8 and 18.
The Superintendent present-
ed a change order covering
the installation of a 280 gallon
tank at the new building
trades building at Port St. Joe
High School On motion by
Sewell, second by Greer, the
motion carried.
Board architect, Charles
Gaskin, met with the Board to
discuss the various contruc-
tion projects within the sys-
The matter of the damaged
roof and floor of the coliseum
at Port St. Joe High School
were discussed. The Board
Attorney was instructed to
review all the legal aspects
and to proceed with legal
action to collect damages.,
On motion, second, and all
voting Yes, the Board ap-
proved a Resolution request-
ing a plant survey of the
schools in the county, begin-
ning the week of October 3,
1977. Copies of the Resolution
are on file in the Superintend-
dent's office.
On recommendation of the
.Superintendent, motion and
second, the Board unanimous-
ly approved the request that
Louise and Patricia Engle

w*t V^4 *



THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fli. THURSDAY. APRIL 21. 1977


of the

unty School Board

attend Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary School; that Mike Black-
burn attend Adult School pro-
vided written stipulations are
met; that Robert Dykes
attend Adult School.
The Superintendent present-
ed letters of suspension from
Edwin Williams, Assistant
Principal. Port St. Joe High
School, regarding infraction of
rules at that site. Copies are
on file in the Superintendent's
Motion was made, second-
ed, and unanimously passed
that the Board accept the
lowest and best bids on food-
stuff for the school lunch-
rooms from Swift Fresh Meats
Company, Share Corporation,
Commercial Supply, Phillips
Meat Company, Tallahassee
Grocery, Selig Chemical
Company, Daffin Mercantile,
P. R. Harrell Son.
The Board unanimously ap-
proved the highest bid of
Wewahitchka State Bank on
time deposits in the amounts
of $125,000.00 and $300,000.00.
Motion was made, second-
ed, and unanimously passed
that the Board advertise for
sale one 1963 used school bus
no. seven, located at Wewa-
hitchka High School.
Copies of all bids are on file
in the Superintendent's office.
On recommendation of the
Superintendent, motion and
second, all voted Yes to
changes in the bus routes at
the Roberts Cemetery area
and the beach area; and to re-
arrange bus routes of Nun-
nery, Fortner and Cleckley
whereby the Cleckley bus
would begin to pick up stu-
dents from the landing area to
compensate for overloading
on the Nunnery and Fortner
On recommendation of the
Superintendent, motion and

second, all voted Yes to class-
ify Lester Gortman as Gen-
eral Maintenance rather than
Maintenance Helper accord-
ing to the Salary Schedule.
On recommendation of the
Superintendent, motion and
second, the Board unanimous-
ly approved a new Commun-
ity Services position for the
Wewahitchka area to begin in
May, 1977.
On motion and second, all
voted V6s to appoint Betty
Gainous, Lois Miller and Deb-
bie Tankersley as Title I
Teacher;. Aides; and place
Betty Cleckley on full-time
bus driver duty.
Motion was made and
seconded that the Board ap-
prove a recommendation that
equipment over four years
old, valued below $500.00 and
not being used, be placed on
the county property inventory
and removed from Title I. All
voted Yes.
On recommendation of the
Superintendent, motion and
second, the Board unanimous-

IPort St. Joe

SSchool Lunch


ly approved a facsimile sig-
nature for the Superintendent
pending approval from the
State Department of Educ'a-
tion. I
The Superintendent present-
ed a proposed in-school sus-
pension program to the Board.
On motion and second, the
Board unanimously approved
this program.
The Board is in the process
of investigating and install-
ing a county-owned account-
ing system. Details on this:
system will be brought before
the Board at the April meet-
The Superintendent was
directed to contact the City of
Port St. Joe regarding the
possibility of constructing a
two-field softball complex.
The Superintendent report-
ed that the Sheriff's Depart-
ment had put an attendant on
duty at the Wewahitchka Ele-
mentary School site.
Motion was made and
seconded, with all approving a
change in the Common In-
Service Day from March 21 to
March 18.
On recommendation of the
Superintendent to have June 8,
declared as make-up day due
to the day missed because of
inclement weather.
According to the required
February F.T.E. (Full Time
Equivalent) count, the county
reflects a loss of 74.78 F.T.E.
under the projection for the
1976-77 school year. This dis-
crepancy will result in a sub-

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rolls, biscuits and milk.

Friday, April 29
Spaghetti with cheese toast,

cabbage, carrot and tomato
salad, peaches with peanut
butter and cranberry sauce
and graham crackers.

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Monday. April25
Fried turkey sandwich. let-
tuce and tomatoes. French
fries, peaches, peanut butter
and cranberry sauce, graham
crackers and milk.

Tuesday. April 26
Barbecue beef on rice.
green peas and carrots, oat-
meal cookies, orange juice
and rolls.

Wednesday, April 27
Hamburger with bun,
french fries, whole kernel
corn. lettuce, tomato, pickles,
brownies with peanuts.

Thursday. April 28
Pork chops, lima beans,
tossed salad, fruit cup, corn-
bread and milk.

stantial loss of State funds for
this academic year.
On motion and second, all
voted Yes to pay bills, which
were placed in the official
minute book.

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undersigned, desiring to engage in
business under the fictitious name of
Webb Wrecking, Inc., in the City of Port
St.:Joe, Florida, intends to register the
said name with the Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Gulf County, Florida.
Dated at Chicago, Ill. this 7th day of
March, 1977.
By: Harold Gordon, Vice President.
4t 4-14
For Sale at Public Auction two parcels
of land in Gulf County, Florida. One
parcel containing forty (40) acres of
timber land, another parcel containing
approximately twelve (12) acres in
Wewahitchka, Florida on State Road 71.
This property will be sold at public
auction at 11:00 A.M., on the 29th day of
April, 1977 at the South door of the
Wewahitchka State Bank Building,
Wewahitchka, Florida. The executor of
the Estate of Estelle Harris Griffin shall
have the authority to reject any and all
offers for such property. Further infor-
mation may be obtained from David C.
Gaskin, Attorney for the Estate of
Estelle Harris Griffin, at P. O. Box 185,
Wewahitchka, Florida, 639-2266.
-s- Silas R. Stone,
Executor of the Estate of
Estelle Harris Griffin
2t 4-14
IN RE: The Marriage of
Whose address is
P. O. Box 720
c-o Kalmez Hotel
Clinton, Oklahoma
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for Dissolution of Marriage has been
filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Cecil G. Costin, Jr., 221 Reid
Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456,
Petitioner's attorney, on or before May
16, 1977, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before service
on petitioner's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on April 11, 1977.
As Clerk of the Court
4t 4-14
IN RE: Estate of
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that the admin-
istration of the estate of Inez M. Rhees,
deceased, File Number 77.5, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which Is Gulf County Courthouse, Port
St, Joe, Florida 32456. The personal
representative of the estate is Edwin D.
Ramsey whose address is 1403 Fonstitu.
tion Drive, Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456. The
name and address of the personal repre-
Ssentative's attorney are set forth below.
All persons having claims or demands
against the estate are required, WITHIN

THIS NOTICE, to file with the clerk of
the above court a written statement of
any claim or demand they may have.
Each claim must be in writing and must
indicate the basis for the claim, the
name and address of the creditor or his
agent or attorney, and the amount
claimed. If the claim is not yet due, the
date when it will become due shall be
stated. If the claim is contingent or
unliquidated, the nature of the uncer-
tainty shall be stated. If the claim is
secured, the security shall be described.
The claimant shall deliver sufficient
copies of the claim to the clerk to enable
the clerk to mall one copy to each
personal representative.
All persons interested in the estate to
whom a copy of this Notice of Admini-
stration has been mailed are required,
OF THIS NOTICE, to file any objections.
they may have that challenges the
validity of the decedent's will, the
qualifications of the personal fepresen.
tative, or the venue or jurisdiction of the
Date of the first publication of this
Notice of Administration: 4-14-77.
-s- Edwin D. Ramsey,
As Personal Representative of the
Estate of Inez M. Rhees, Deceased.
Cecil G. Costin, Jr.
221 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Telephone: 904-227.4311
2tc 4.14
The Gulf County School Board will
receive bids until 9:00a.m., EDT, May 3,
1977, in the office of the Superintendent
of Schools on (1) 1955 Chevrolet Dump
Truck, No. 255A017644. This vehicle may
be seen at the Wewahitchka High School
auto mechanics shop.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids. Please mark your bid
envelope "Sealed Bid-Dump Truck."
B. Walter Wilder, Superintendent
2t 4-21
Notice is hereby given that the first
primary of the election of the following
will be held at the City Hall Fire Station
in the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, on
Tuesday, May 10, 1977: One Mayor-Com-
missioner, One Commissioner Group
One (1) and One Commissioner Group
Two (II). The polls will open at 7:00
A.M., and will close at 7:00 P.M., E.D.T.
When there are more than two candi-
dates for any one office and neither shall
receive a majority of the total votes cast
for such office, then another election
shall be held two weeks from the date of
the first election, or May 24, 1977, at
which time the two candidates receiving
the largest number of votes In the
former election shall be voted on again.
4t-4.1.1 City Auditor and Clerk
Absentee Ballots for the Regular
Election to be held May 10, 1977, may be
applied for in person or be mailed from
the City Clerk's Office, Port St. Joe,
Florida, at any time during 20 days prior
to Election until 5 days before the
Election, (15 days) April 20. 1977, until
5:00 P.M., E.D.T., May 5, 1977. If there is
a Run-Off Election, absentee Ballots
may be applied for from May 11, 1977,
until 5:00 P.M., E.D.T.. May 20, 1977.
Completed Absentee Ballots must be in
the City Clerk's Office by 5:00 P.M.,
E.D.T., May 5, 1977, for the Regular
Election and by 5:00 P.M., E.D.T.. May
20, 1977, if there is a Run-Off Election.
4t-4-14 City Auditor and Clerk

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Monday. April 25
Chicken salad. English peas
with carrots, sliced tomatoes.
pear pie, crackers, bread and

Tuesday. April 26
Barbecue beef on rice.
string beans, tossed salad.
peanut butter bar. rolls and

Wednesday, April 27
Hamburger with bun, let-
tuce, tomatoes, pickles, may-
onnaise, catsup, mustard,
whole kernel corn, sweet po-
tato pie and milk.

Thursday. April 28
Lima beans with ham, rice
and tomato gravy, lettuce,

Did you know that one 12-oz. package of corn muffin mix
makes enough batter for a great big platter of baked
chicken? Add only salt, water and dill weed for a quick
trick of a coating on Batter-Baked Chicken. At serving
time each piece is cloaked on top with an unbelievably
good corn meal crust. So crispy on the outside and so
juicy inside, Batter-Baked Chicken is simply great!

One 12-oz. pkg. Flako V2 teaspoon dill weed
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3/4 cup water broiler-fryer chickens,
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Combine all ingredients except chicken in large bowl; mix well.
Dip skin side of chicken into batter, coating only one side. Place
chicken, batter side up, on two foil-lined and greased large shal-
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, APRIL 21. 1977

Do's and Don't's for Motorists

Some do's and don't's for
motorists who happen upon
the scene of an accident which
"'has just occurred were re-.
leased by the Florida Highway'
Patrol today.

Colonel Eldrige Beach, Pat-
rol director said, "The first
few seconds or minutes are
the most important, not only
for possibly saving a life but
for preventing other vehicles

fast means you get through fast.
Here's why:
Rear catcher for
easier mowing in,
close spots.
Extra large grass
bag-holds 6
vacuum ac-
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Get yours
Be Snapper

from becoming involved."
-Do stop at scene unless'
there are two or three other
vehicles already stopped.
-Do offer assistance, es-
pecially if you have had first
aid or medical training. Flor-
ida's Good Samaritan Act will
help protect you from being
-Do ask others to notify the
nearest law enforcement
agency. Many have citizen's
band radios.
-Do light warning flares if
you have any.
-Don't stop your vehicle on
the roadway; park on the
shoulder or median with your
emergency-flashers on.
-Don't attempt to move in-
jured people without proper
help unless there is danger of
fire or other cars.
-Don't attempt to stop
other vehicles approaching by
standing in the road, especi-
ally at night with a small
flashlight. Wave from the side
and be prepared to run for the

Hanna, Moree

Serve Area

Firefighting duo in Gulf
and Franklin counties are
Rangers Ira Hanna, 27, and
Mike Moree, 25. They both
reside at the Division of For-
estry-Fire Headquarters site
at Odena and are in the
process of completing their
Advanced Rangers Training
Course, which includes fire
spotting from an aircraft.

The rangers have four years
each in forestry, and are
working for supervisors posi-
Hanna is married to the
former Martha Whitehurst
from Gulf County and Moree
is married to Linda Scheur-
mann from Louisiana. Both
couples have two children

Gregory Completes Course

Army Private Greg V. Gre-
gory, son of Robert Gregory,
718 S. 57th St., Tampa, recent-
ly completed a 14-week tele-
communications center spe-
cialist course at the Army
Signal School, Ft. Gordon, Ga.
Students received training
in basic communications prin-

Ira Hanna, left, and Mike Moree, fire- are stationed at the Odena Forestry site.
fighters for Gulf and Franklin Counties. They Div. of Forestry photo

: 1. 6M Ronald Herring On LU Dean's List
All Snapper mowers meet
A.N.S.I. safety spcificatn. Ronald D. Herring of Port for the winter academic quar- be, maintained during the make the honor's listat LU.
r t IJo lw ea 203 Reid Ave. St. Joe was named to the ter, according to the office of quarter with the student tak- Ronald is the son of Mr. and
S J e w Phone 227-8111 Dean's List at Livingston Uni- the registrar. A 2.25 average ing a minimum course load of Mrs. Kenneth Herring of Port
versity, Livinigston, Alabama, on a three-point system must 15 quarter hours in order to St. Joe.

ciples to include operation and
maintenance. Pvt. Gregory
entered the Army in Septem-
ber, 1976.
He is a 1976 graduate of King
High School, Tampa.
His mother, Mrs. Bennie J.
McNeil, lives at 183 Avenue D,
Port St. Joe.

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your budget stretched drum
tight? If you're tired of
trying to squeeze blood out of
a financial turnip, and the
thought of starting a nest egg
makes you chicken out -
here are several ways of
beating the spending syn-
One method is to give
yourself a chance. That's
right. Each day gather all
your loose coins and.deposit
them in a safe place. Then,
once each week, place your
mini-bonanza in a savings
account. You'll be surprised
how quickly your nickels and
dimes turn into dollars and
Or you could cut out an
extra expense, ;such as
smoking, and put the money
you don't spend in the bank.
You'll breathe easier
knowing it's there.

If you should be the'
recipient of a windfall, don't:
spend it, stash it. Christmas'
bonuses, tax refunds, cash
gifts and dividends do you-
more good when they're'
earning interest.
You might put a certain
amount in your account on'
every national holiday, a'
relative's birthday, or better
yet, your birthday.
Some people even charge..
themselves for indulging in a
bad habit. One man fined
himself each time he bit his-'
nails. He not only cleaned up
his act, he got richer doing it.'
Building a program of.
regular savings is not dif-
ficult, indeed, it can be
automatic. You don't have to
be wealthy, or even slightly
iwell-to-do. You just need a
plan, a goal, and a little will
power. When your money is
drawing interest, you can't
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1 tablespoon horseradish
/2 teaspoon dill weed, crushed
1 cup all-purpose flour :
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Dash pepper
Grated Parmesan cheese
Chopped parsley
Fat for frying
Thaw fish if frozen. Skin fillets and cut into serving-size
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