The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: August 4, 1977
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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industry Deep Water Port Fined People Safest Beaches in Florida

15c Per Copy

Looking In Gift

Horse's Mouth

3 D o the past few years, with the Stone family atten)pting to sell it to someone who
Landm ark B eing Torn D o n would move it off the choice commercial property it now occupies. Since the
house was a bit large to be moving, and no takers were available, workmen are
As long as most people who live in Port St. Joe can remember, the old Stone now tearing it down. Starting from the inside several weeks ago. their progress
house has stood at the corner of Fifth Street and Highway 98. For years the has now advanced to the point where the windows and doors are gaping holes in
Stone family lived in the home, which became a landmark in the city. Built long the outside walls of the once-proud old dwelling.Iln just a short while it will be
before there was ever a paved road in the town, the building has been vacant for gone. -Star photo

School Board Asked to Foot Bill

The Gulf County School Board is "looking
a gift horse in the mouth" as the old saying
goes, largely on the reluctance of member
Paul Sewell to accept an offered gift of $8,000.
George G. Tapper of Port St. Joe has
made an offer to the School Board that the
majority think they cannot refuse., Tapper
has offered to rent the Board his former
contracting site as a bus storage and repair
depot and furnish office space for their
maintenance superintendent in the Ward
Ridge City Hall for a rental of $8,000 a year for,
two years.
The catch is that Tapper wants the Board
to place the, $8,000 per annum rental in an
escrow account, in the School Board's name,
earmarked for use to purchase playground
equipment for the', Port St. Joe Elementary
School after a period of two years. Tapper has
offered to "sweeten the pot" with $8,000 of his
own money, to give the Board a total of $24,000
to develop d playground at the Elementary
What Tapper has done is to offer the bait
of use of his facilities and $8,000 of his cash to
entice the School Board to put $16,000 into
playgrounds at the Elementary School.
Sewell says, "The only think which
disturbs me is taking $16,000 and putting it
totally into Port St. Joe Schools and not
spending an equal amount in the Wewahitch-
ka or Highland View areas."
Board chairman Kenneth Whitfield, a
long-time member of the Board and a

resident of Wewahitchka, expressed his full
support of Tapper's plan and told Sewell,
"I'm strongly in favor of the action. I don't
have any qualms about where the money is to
be spent. We didn't turn down a half million
dollars because we could spend it only in
Wewahitchka and I don't think we should
hesitate a minute with this deal."
Board member Gene Raffield expanded
on Whitfield's remarks to inform Sewell that
the Board had received money from another
philanthropic source a few years ago which
gave Gulf County a half million dollars which
could be spent only in Wewahitchka. "The7
in-service teacher training aspect of that
grant gave nearly every teacher in Wewahit-
chka the opportunity to get a master's degree
at no. cost to them. This wasn't available at
Port St. Joe. We didn't hesitate to take
advantage of the opportunity."
Sewell was still reluctant to possibly
alienate some portion of the county by putting
such emphasis on the local playground but
agreed to go along with the plan if an
agreement could be drawn up to protect both
parties involved.
Chairman Whitfield remarked, "We
couldn't have it any other way and I'm sure
Mr. Tapper would insist on an agreement of
our intentions being drawn up."
So maybe, in two years or so, the sand bed
behind the Elementary School will evolve i ito
a playground.

In an agenda of 18 items of utility bills for the county G. Costin, Jr., to research the
business, the School Board Courthouse, since the School Board's responsibility in the
had four items of business Board occupies the building matter which could cost the
.facing 4.-fi-action- 'Tuesday -,with its administrative lqBoard' approxintly'
which were important matters and the Cotity feels the'.s b ,' .. a year.
to the county school system.'2 are getting too high' for it, to Gostih told the Board Tues-
.The Gulf County Commis- absorb totally. -day that, the law says the
sion has asked the School The School Board had in- 'County is required to furnish
Board to pay-20 percent of the structed their attorney Cecil space and utilities for the

quarters of the Superintendent
in years past. Costin said, ".'I
would say they do have the
right-to require you to pay, buf
I feel it is absurd to take
money out of one tax support-
ed office and give it to
The School Board agreed to

Police Say It's "Business As Usual"

Don't try to take advantage of the good nature of
lawmen in Gulf County and think they will not give you a
ticket for speeding .in view of the steep fined levied for
moving offenses in Florida these days.
Many law enforcement agencies throughout the state
have adopted a "go slow" slogan in the issuance of tickets
for traffic violations since the fine leaped to $57.50 late last
month. Here in Gulf County, it's "business as usual'
according to local law enforcement.
Police Chief H. W. "Buck" Griffin and Sheriff Ken
Murphy say their departments will continue to make their
usual number of arrests for traffic violations in spite of

the increased fines. The Star could not contact Florida
Highway Patrolman Bill Godwin about the matter, but
since FHP brass have officially said they will not slow
down in this activity, it is presumed that Godwin will be
just as diligent as ever in trying to slow down traffic.
Highway Patrol records show that many drivers are
slowing voluntarily in face of the increased fines, making
their jobs easier.
The state Legislature, in an attempt to get money for
auto insurance rebates to good drivers, jumped the traffic
fines from $25.00 to $55.00. Legislators added another $2.50
to the $55.00 for' a fund that will compensate victims of
violent crimes in the state.

meet with the County Com-
mission and discuss the mat-
.. Board Chairman Kenneth
Whitfield suggested the School '
Board might want to consider
retaining the services of an
architect on a full-time advi-N
sory basis in much the sameNo
manner as they presently
retain the services of an
Whitfield noted that the
Board has a lot of buildings
which need repairs, remodel-
ing and construction in the
future. Whitfield argued that
with an architect under re-
tainer, technical advice would
be obtained in these construc-
tion projects without having to
go the whole route now requir-
ed by the State Department of
-hiring an architect, having
plans drawn and approved by
the State and involving con-
siderable expense.
"I feel we could save money
as well as provide the system
with a needed service", Whit- Mrs. Willie Mae Danlell, right, was expressed the School Board's appreciation for
fiels said. presented with a plaque of appreciation Tues- the 31 years of, service Mrs. Danlell has
Whitfield went on to say he day evening at the School Board meeting by provided to the school system. Mrs. Danlell
was thinking in the range of Superintendent Walter Wilder. The plaque has now retired. ---Star photo
$100 a month as a retainer fee
which would "Give us the S '
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Burglars Hit Cases At Plea Day Monday

R lLI dJY.

Shop Area
Burglars broke into the
shops of the Apalachicola
Northern Railroad Sunday
,night and thoroughly ransack-
ed the facilities before making
off with several valuable tools
and a small amount of cash
from the candy, machine.
According to local police,
.the break-in occurred some-
time between 10:45 and 6:20
during the night Sunday. A
candy machine was broken
into and a soft drink machine
withstood'their attempts to get
at the coin can. An undeter-
mined amount of change was
The burglars also went into
the tool room and main office
of the building and took sev-
eral items.
Their big haul came when
they entered the trainman's
shack and took eight walkie
talkie radios and batteries,
valued at approximately
The burglary was investi-
gated by Port St. Joe Patrol-
man Larry O'Shall and Gulf
County Sheriff's Captain Jim

Eighteen cases were sche-
duled for hearings or trial at
Plea Day Monday as Judge
Larry G. Smith presided over
the session.
Of the 18 defendants up
before the court, seven will be
back in court today to give
further information and de-
cide whether or not to try,
release or set fines for the
several defendants. Seven of
those entering pleas had their
trial dates set for Monday,
August 15. Five cases were
continued to a later date by
the Court.
Of the seven who were
ordered back into Court today,
four were absent from the
Plea Day proceedings Monday
and the Sheriff was ordered to
pick them up for the hearing
Appearing before the Judge
today to give further informa-
tion will be:
William L. Penamon, char-
ged with possession of mari-
juana; Mary Sue Parks, pas-
sing a worthless check; Char-
les Pittman, burglary of a
structure; James Thomas
Williamson, possession of
marijuana and possession of

paraphernalia; James R.
Johnson, aggravated battery
and burglary with intent to
commit an offense; James
Wilburn Causey, aggravated
assault, and Bill Lee Obry,
burglary of a structure.
Not present for the Monday
hearing were Pittman, Wil-
liamson, Johnson and Causey.
A Capias was issued in each of
the cases.
The seven cases to go on
trial next Monday include:
Joseph Quinn, charged with
passing a worthless check;
Charles Keith Brown, posses-
sion of hallucinogenic drug;
Angela M. Fisher, aggravated
battery; Rqckey Grinslade,
aggravated assault; Charles
Walter Thomason, burglary
of a structure; Bobbie Wayne
Hitchcock, burglary of a
structure; and Douglas E.
Hicks, burglary of a structure
and possession of burglary
Cases continued to a future.
date were:
John Anthony Wood, posses-
sion of marijuana; James
Gary Godwin a-k-a James
Gary Nolind, possession of
marijuana; Douglas Ralph

Nolind, possession of ma*ii
juana; Homer Lee Goff, burg-
lary and Gary Lee Borders;
possession of marijuana.
Three civil cases were to bei
(Continued on Page 2)

Physical Set.:-

for Grid Players
Varsity football players are
to report for physical at Dr.
Wayne Hendrix office on Wed-
nesday, August 10 at 8:30 A..
10 at 8:30 a.m.
This is for players in the
10th, 11th and 12th grades
only. :
Football practice will begin
Monday, August 15 for all var-
sity players. :
Those players that cannot
make this time will have to ar-
rangb for their own physical at
their own expense.
Junior high football physi-
cals will be given the following
Wednesday, August 17th, at
Dr. Wayne's office. Players
are to' report at 8:36 that
morning. Practice will begin
August 22 at 5:00 p.m.

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THE STAR. Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY. AUGUST 4. 1977

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Fly Over

We're making progress.
According to a story on the front
page of Sunday's Tallahassee Dem-
ocrat, the Confederate flag will fly
taongside the American flag and the
Florida state flag in front of the new
Capitol building. And the suggestion
even carries the blessings of the
black legislators now serving in
state government, according to the

Another legislator, Rep. Arnett
Girardealu of Jacksonville, says it is
-just as proper that if we are going to
*accept the fact that the Spanish were
Here, that the French were here and
That the British were here,; then we
should also accept the fact, that the
-Confederacy was here. We couldn't
.agree more.
If flying the Confederate flag
Feets no more opposition than it has
already met, anUtJis hoisted aloft in-
front of the new eapifol, it will be the
first time the old flag has been given
=such recognition since May 10, 1865,
When federal troops entered Talla-
Shassee and took it down.
There is really no rebellious
=overtones in flying the flag over the
capitol. The south is definitely going
:to remain a part of the Union, so far

Drink Fl

The gays have called for their
number to stop buying 'Florida
grange juice. They are taking the
action in objection to the battle Anita,
3Bryant waged against favored treat-
-mnent of gays in Miami recently. The
*ays feel the boycott of Florida
range juice will hurt Miss Bryant,
'vho is the goodwill ambassador for
.the Florida Citrus Commission.

'Now everybody who claims to be
straight" can join Miss Bryant's
Objection to the life-style of the gays
3y drinking even more orange juice
than ever. This would not only tell
-Ihe world that you disapprove of
heir unnatural sex habits but you
ilso object to having their life-style
-hoved down your throat and being
told to like it whether you do or not.

iPlea Day&.

,ried Monday of this week, but filed by Marth
two were settled and the other land against J
5vas continued to a later date. Mangum and S
SCases settled were a civil
tuit entered by Lynn Kathleen
)avis, et al" against Dr. J.V.
iphilpot and Dr. J. Wayne F 1t
..endrix. The Municipal Hos-
pital and Dr. Shirley Simpson

*ere also a part of the suit, but
Oiey had been dismissed from Tides forth
Ie case in earlier action. The St. Joseph's I
,;atter was settled late last below. Tide inf
_week before Court convened nished by the
31onday. Bureau station
6' cola.
; Andrew J. Hall had filed a
mechanic'ss lien against Wan- Thurs.
ell E. Butler and Cathy Fri.
butler. This case was also Sat.
settled before Court convened Sun. ...
0onday. Mon.
4Aisuit for damages resulting Tues.
from an automobile accident Wed.

ite Flag to


as we can see. Sihce our Capitol is
the ,center of Florida government,
we think it should'ilso be the center
of our state history and the Confed-
eracy is a part qoqpr history.
In the past 10 to 15 years, the
sight of the Confederate flag has
stirred anathenta o*mong some of
our black ,citizens;.. Others have
accepted the flag-for what it is, a
relic of the past.
We think it well to be reminded
of the past; even the slavery of the
past. Reminding us of what has been
is the best yardstick available to see
how far we have come and to
measure just how far we still need to
go in providing human rights for our
We think it's about time we stop
hiding our past under a bushel and
be proud of bur accomplishments. A
great part of the world hasn't been
able to abolish slavery. A, greater
part of the world still has not seen fit
to make it possible for all men to
seek their own level and ability.
Flying the Confederate flag reminds
us that ours is one nation and one
state that has made progress in this

orida OJ

An unprecedented sales of Flor-
ida orange juice is one way the
average person, who keeps this
nation going each and every day can
assert himself and strike a blow for
all normal red-blooded American
people who are not involved in
unnatural sex activities, looting
other peoples' business houses dur-
ing adversity, killing, maiming and
robbing people needlessly and other-
wise making life miserable for the
majority of us who behave ourselves
and want to live a peaceful life.
Miss Bryant spoke out and laid
her future on the line for us. We can
give her support by merely buying a
can or two of orange juice several
times a week.
You have to drink something -
make it Florida orange juice.

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Gospel Sing
at White City
A gospel sing will be held at
the White City Assembly of
God Ch4rch this Saturday
night,/August 6th, at 7:30 p.m.
Sam Spence and the Spen-
Taytions will be the featured
The pastor, Rev. Bobby
Taylor, invites everyone to

have a
nice weekend...

It'9s Defi n in el. l Watermelon-country is usually thought of in this area pounder last Friday to show it off. He said he planted the
as being up around Chipley, Blountstown, GraceVille, and melon on St. Joe Beach and did nothing to it but fertilize
over in that area. George Ramsey and E. J. Rich proved and water it. E. J. Rich grew the two melons he is holding
M elon Coquntry this past week that Port St. Joe and the Beach is also in the right photo in his back yard on Monument Avenue.
watermelon territory. Ramsey, left, brought in this 58 The largest one weighed 56 pounds.

StateN $$

for Local

The Constitution Museum inr
Port .St. Joe has received ak-
Legislative appropriation of
$80,000 in State funds for
construction of a new building.
The appropriation measure"
was spearheaded by Rep.,
Billy Joe Rish, D-Port St. Joe.
The interior of. the new t.
building will be designed in an
attempt to recreate the sign-.
ing of Florida's first Constitu- I
tion, which took place in. the
old city of St. Joseph, near the
.wesgen t teof Port-St. *oe,,. I.

S'Rsh'said he stressed flk
historical significance of the
Constitution Museum as he
urged the Legislature to fund
`the new building. L1'
"Today Florida is one of the
most populous states in the
country. We have achieved
great industrial and economic
growth in a relatively short
period of time," he said'. "But
it all started when that first
Constitution was proclaimed
in St. Joseph."
"As the Legislature pre-
pares to move into its new
multi-million dollar Capitol
building, it is only right that it
should fund the. addition to the!
Constitution Museum. These
Museum's new building will
help to insure that we don't'
forget the heritage that made
such things as the new Capitol




It isn't really the young and active men who
keep this town operating every day; it's the
retired men who are the spark. There's men like
George Suber, Floyd Roberts, Morgan Jones,-
Marvin Huey, Ralph Swatts and many others
who are around and about, giving advice,
keeping things operating and sticking their nose
into everything going on.
You could count Roy ~Irwin.in this number,.
but he has gone back to work Witih'ei w Power:
Guard affiliation, so you can't:call hliiif officially"
retired. And Bernard Pridgeon can't be officially
called retired, since he is busy running the REA
up in the north end of the county. I just wish they
would pay him a nickel or two along, so he could
stop complaining about being broke.
Two men are busy each and every morning,
cranking off the town and getting things started.
They're officially retired. They have no jobs, but
they, are into everything. There is hardly a
-business in town which isn't visited by one or the
other each morning to see that everyone is on the
job. These two men are Harry Ford (Model T)
and my daddy. Harry Ford takes our side of town
and checks us all out each morning and daddy
gets the other side. He gets around to us
frequently, too, and sees that We are at work and
not sitting down on the job.
For the past two weeks, poor old Harry Ford
has had to pull double duty. Daddy has been laid
up for two weeks now after undergoing a hernia

* to the Editor

Thinks Charter Violated

Dear Editor:
Recently I wrote to Mr .
Charles F. Tunnicliff, Staff
Attorney, Department of Com-
munity Affairs, State of Flor-
ida, concerning what I though(
were charter violations by
present and former town offi-,
cials of Mexico Beach. Some
'of the questions to Mr. Tunni-
cliff are as follows:
The main question con-
cerned the number of council
positions which should be on
the November 1977 ballot. The
Mayor and Council have
stated that only two positions
will be on the November
ballot, e.g., positions IV and V
which are the positions nor-
mally due on the ballot in the
odd numbered year. The main
controversy is over positions
I, II, and III. Due to actions by
the council on May 16, 1977,
positions I, II, and III are
filled by appointments. The
charter provides that seats
vacated by resignations will
be filled by appointment by
the council until the next
regularly scheduled election,
which in this case would mean
November, 1977. If the charter
is followed, all five positions
will-be-on the November 1977
ballot. Mr. Tunnicliff has
checked, with members of the
Atttok'ney General's staff and

supports my view.
Another question to Mr.
Tunnicliff concerns plans for a
town sewer system and plans
to buy the water system now
operated by a private corpor-
ation. The town charter makes
provisions for a sewer system
but states that before such
project is undertaken the pro-
ject and method of financing
will be voted upon and ap-
proved by two thirds of the
voters. Although I will support
a well planned sewer system,
the project has never been put
on the ballot. The town has
spent thousands of dollars for
plans and property owners are
being taxed retroactive from
January 1, 1976, for a sewer
and water system. There are
no provisions in the town
charter for buying the water
system. I do not have an
answer to this matter yet but I
am sure Mr. Tunnicliff will
say that provisions of a Spe-
cial Acts Charter are subject
to a very narrow interpreta-
tion and should be. followed as
written or else changed by
voter referendum and act of
the legislature.
Out of two appointments to
the Mexico Beach Town Coun-
cil, one councilman registered
to vote in Bay County three

days before he was appointed
and another councilman regis-
tered to vote one day before he
was appointed. Section 5 of the
town charter specifies that
.. .town councilmen shall be
qualified electors and free-
holders of said town and shall
have resided therein at least
one year." Mr. Tunnicliff has
indicated that although office
holders are no longer required
to be freeholders, he knows of
nothing which has changed
residency requirements for
office holders. Although voter
registration is only one proof
of residency, both appoint-
ments are questionable.
We have a political situation
here in Mexico Beach which is
a disgrace to the American
form of government. This has
to be changed. Much could be
changed if only the town offi-
cials would seek and follow the
advice of the town attorney.
Unfortunately, this is not the
case. Change will require
qualified candidates to run for
office, work, money, court
actions and the support of the
community and the press.
Residents and property own-
ers can no longer afford to bie
Marvin L.-(Bob) Hale

operation. This left all of that morning duty to
poor old Harry. He's getting too old for all that
responsibility, but I have to say he has borne up
under the chore very well.
Daddy needs to get back on the job and
relieve Harry some. Harry was late getting down
to town Monday to do his week's washing. He
usually puts the clothes in the washeteria across
the street from The Star, then comes across the
street and starts 9its'off to work. Monday, ie
a didn't show up. The nly thing I can figure is: 1)
He decided to wear dirty clothes for another
week; 2) He washed another day, or; 3) he was
too tired after being in charge of the town by
himself for two weeks and he just couldn't make
it Monday.

I remember one time when my kids were.
little, we lived over on Marvin Avenue and as the
kids grew bigger, they crowded us out of that
But while we lived there, we purchased a
new power lawn mower with which to cut the
lawn. It was a fine lawn mower, with a four horse
motor, made of cast iron rather than the pot
metal and aluminum of today. It was a fine
mower. It was a fine mower, that is, until one
day I went out to cut the grass and the mower
was coated in cement and the gas tank full of the
same cement. The material had eaten the mower
up, ruined the gas tank and literally dissolved
the electrical system of the machine.
I said then that no other kids in the world
could think of doing such a thing. Surely this
would be the only time in my life this would ever 4
happen to me.
I was wrong.
Last summer, at the end of the season, I
found a riding mower on a close-out sale and
bought it. It was a 'fine mower, with an eight
horse power motor, cushion seat and heavy duty
The other day I stepped out into the garage
where grandsons Randy and Chris had been
playing earlier, and you should have seen my
still practically new, riding, cushion seated lawn
mower. The engine was covered with dirt and
most of a 50 pound bag of lime which had been
lying in the garage to be used as needed on the
The only difference with the two almost
identical happenings was that I discovered the
latest one immediately after it had happened and
was able to clean it all off and save the mower.
Who says history doesn't repeat itself? The
only thing that didn't repeat itself was that the
grandsons didn't get their little seats tanned with
a belt like my sons did 18 years earlier.
But don't get the mistaken idea that I spoil
the grandsons, because I don't.

A more astute observer of nature than I says 4
the mocking birds have quit singing and the
martins have bunched up and headed south. This
means that dog days are here.
If they will bring a little more rain, as usual,
dog days will be welcome this year.

Bill Barlow and I spent Friday night and
Saturday on the river trying to gig a frog 'and
catch a fish. If you happen to go, please take a
bucket of water with you. The river needs it.


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Department's summer program are shown at right. Front
row, from left: Chris Adkison, runner-up in 11-13 group;
Rodney Hamm, winner of age 10 and under: Jed Campbell,
runner-up in age 10 and under; and Bob Jones, runner-up age
14 and over. Back row. from left: City Commissioner Benny
Roberts; tennis Instructor Jerri Lewis; Jake Tankersley,
winner 11-13 group; Rodney Herring, winner 14 and over
group; Sheila Stoutamire, winner of girl's competition,
Debbie Hamm, runner-up; and John Clenney, Recreation
shown below. Various age categories competed for top
honors to end the summer season of golf for the younger set.
Kneeling, left to right: first flight winner with a 69, Chris
Adkison; runner-up first flight, Tim Stutzman; and second
flight winner with a 83, Rodney Hamm. Standing, from left:
City Commissioner Benny. Roberts; championship flight
runner-up (66), Johnny Stansel; championship flight winner
(58). Danny DeWitt; instructor Bill Barlow; second flight
runner-up (84), Marty Hamm; assistant Instructor Steve
LaFrance; and Recreation Director John Clenney.
-Star photos

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be held at Overstreet Bible
Church each evening from
8:00 9:30 EST, the week .of
August 8-12. There will be



Bible classes for adults, as
well as for the youth and
younger children.
Everyone in the area is
cordially invited to attend.


George R. Padgett, 47

Died Tuesday Morning
George Randall Padgett, the Pleasant Ridge Baptist
age 47, died Tuesday morning Church.
in the Tallahassee Memorial Interment will follow in the
k Hospital. Pleasant Ridge Cemetery,
Mr. Padgett had been a ,,Westville.. ,
resident of Port St. Joe for the ;. Clair'Funeral Home of
. ..:--St:,lair Funeral Home of
past 34 years, moving here Port St. Joe is in charge of all
t from Vernon. He was a native arrangements.
of Geneva, Alabama. arrangements.
Padgett was employed by
the City of Port St. Joe in the Last R ites
Wastewater Treatment Plant. Last RI tes
He was a member of the Held for
First Baptist Church and a rel r
veteran of the Korean War.
Mr. Padgett is survived by M rs. Alien
his wife, Mrs. Allie Marie
Padgett of Port St. Joe; two Mrs. Lora Guerry Allen, age
sons, Richard L. Padgett and 59, of Port St. Joe, died
Jerry S. Padgett, both of Thursday, July 21, in a Pensa-
Panama City; his mother, cola Hospital after a lengthy
Mrs. Mattie E. Padgett of illness. She was a former
Westville; two brothers, Carl- resident of Tallahassee. She
ton H. Padgett and Donald E. was a retired employee of the
Padgett, both of- Westville; Department of Health and Re-
two sisters, Mrs. Lonnie Bell, habilitative Services for the
Sr., of Port St. Joe and Mrs. State of Florida.. She was of
Sam Neel of Carrabelle. the United Methodist faith.
Funeral services for Mr.
Padgett will be conducted this Survivors include her hus-
morning at 11:00 a.m., from band, Ferrell Allen, Sr., of
the First Baptist Church with Port St. Joe and two brothers,
Reverend Bill Heaton officiat- T. M. and Theo Guerry, both
ing. The body will lie in state of Lake City.
from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., CST, at Funeral services were con-
ducted at 3:00 p.m., Sunday,
July 24, by the minister of the
SH. Epperson First Methodist Chuz _of
e Lake City in the Chapel oN
SDies Suddenly Sherrill- Guerry Funeral
SHome. Burial was in the
Monday P.M. Forest Lawn Cemetery of
SLake City.
Howard Epperson; 61, resi-
dent of St. Joe Beach, died
unexpectedly Morday after- Services Held
noon. R l' o r
He was an employee of St. uesday for
Joe Paper Company and was a M r
long time resident of St. Joe Mrs. Arnett
Mr. Epperson is survived by Mrs. Roxie W. Arnett, 78,
his wife, Mrs. Margaret S. died Saturday in Municipal
Epperson of St. Joe Beach; a Hospital. She was a native of
son, David of Pace; two Geneva, Ala. and had been a
daughters, Mrs. Dorothy resident of Port St. Joe for the
Watts of Yulee and Mrs. past 50 years. She attended the
Josephine Sparague of Akron, First Baptist Church.
Ohio; two brothers, Dixon She is survived by three
Epperson and Artie Epperson, daughters, Mrs. Dadie A.
both of Sylacauga, Ala; one Chandler of Decherd, Tenn.,
sister, Mrs. Faye Morris of Mrs. Marguerite A. Tootle of
Sylacauga, Ala.; nine grand- Port St. Joe, and Mrs. Virgie
children. A. Atwell of St. Joe Beach; a
Time and place of the son, David C. Arnett, Jr. of
funeral will be announced Heytown, Ala.,; seven grand-
later by Comforter Funeral children and three great
. Home. grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Funeral services were held
held at 4:00 p.m., Friday from Tuesday afternoon at 2:00
the Comforter Funeral Home p.m. E.S.T. in the First Bap-
,* Chapel with the Rev. Bill tist Church with Rev. Billy
Heaton and Rev. William Heaton and Rev. William E.
Smith officiating. Interment Smith, Jr. officiating. Inter-
will follow in the family plot of ment was in Holly Hill Ceme-
Holly Hill Cemetery. tery.
All services will be under St. Clair Funeral Home of
the direction of Comforter Port St. Joe was in charge of
Funeral Home of Port St. Joe. all arrangements.

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 1977

Miss Ida Louise Copenhaver and

James Lee Ginter Are Married

SIda Louise Copenhaver and
James Lee Ginter were united
in marriage with a double ring
ceremony in the sanctuary of
the St. James Episcopal
Church, at four o'clock in the
afternoon on Saturday, July
16th, with the Reverend Van
B. Davis of Pensacola, offi-
.The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Cop-
enhaver, and the bridegroom
is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Irvine Ginter of Middletown,
The organist, Mrs. Clyde
File, presented a program of
traditional wedding music
prior to and during the cere-
Vows were exchanged, in a
candle light setting before an
altar graced with mixed sum-
mer .flowers, candelabra
trees and baskets of summer
flowers completed the garden-
like setting.
The bride, given in marri-
age by her father, Lawrence
Copenhaver, descended the
aisle in a formal length gown
of candle-
of candle-light chiffon, the
'gaceful empire bodice was
covered with a double capelet
collar, flowing to a deep V in
the back, and emphasizing the
train. A self fabric rose and
bow at the neckline, ending
with streamers and self rose-
bdds and a matching chiffon
hat, completed the bride's
She carried a nosegay bou-
quet fashioned of baby's
breath, white daisies and yel-
low rosebuds.
The maid of honor, Octavia
Copenhaver, sister of the
bride, was attired in a match-
ing dress of aqua chiffon and
carried a basket of mixed
summer flowers accented in
:The groom had as his best
man, James Fletcher of Mid-
deletown. Ohio, and his ushers
were Geoffrey Simpkins, cou-
sin- of the groom, of Middle-
town, and Larry Copenhaver,
brother of the bride.
, The mother of the bride,
Mrs Lawrence Copenhaver,
chose a floor length gown of
blue crepe, overlaid with
matching blue chiffon. Mother
of the groom, Mrs. Irvine
Ginter, chose a floor length
green voile gown, with self-
matching flounce to the hem-
line. Mrs. Octavia Copen-
haver, grandmother of the
bride, was attired in teal blue
knit. and Mrs. Sherman Vice,
grandmother of the groom, in
a multi-flowered voile.
Following the ceremony a

Mrs,,James Lee Ginter

reception was held at the St.
Joseph's Bay Country Club.
Tables at the club were cover-
ed with white linen and decor-
ated with candelabras and
baskets of mixed bouquets,
also small tables throughout
the room were similarly de-
Presiding at the bride's
book was Mrs. Larry Copen
haver, sister-in-law of the
bride. Greeting guests at the
front door were Mrs. Charles
Brock and Mrs. Chauncey
Costin. Presiding at e
bride's table were Mrs. Mil-
ton Anderson, Mrs. Tom Cold-
ewey and Mrs. Paul Fensom.
The groom's cake was served
by Mrs. Charles Arrant and
Mrs. Charles Norton, and
punch bowl by Mrs. Joseph
Hendrix and Mrs. William
Mosely. Also assisting were
Mrs. Wayne Hendrix and Mrs.
Tom Parker.
The bride left for her honey-
moon in a traveling suit of sea
foam gabardine. After a trip
to St. Simon's Island, Ga., the

" Long Avenue

Baptist Church

Sunday, Aug. 21 7:00 P.M.

couple will be at home in
Columbus, Ohio.
Out-of-town guests for the
wedding included: Mr. and
Mrs Sherman Vice, Eugene
Simpkins, Mrs. James Flet-
cher, Lee Ann, Ginger and
Kimberly, all of Middletown,
Ohio: Miss Erica Scurr and
Miss Barbara Sobala of Col-
umbus, Ohio; Gen. and Mrs.
Andrew Rollins of Dallas,
Tex.; Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Mc-
Lain, Peggy McLain, Mrs.
Emory Battle and Mrs. Octa-
via Coe'nhaver of Nashville,
Tenn.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert
D'Agnostino and Joseph, of
Wilmington, Delaware, Mrs.
Donald Fisher and Steve, of
Texarkana, Texas; Mrs.
James Young, of Douglas-
ville, Ga.; Robert Zanes of
Washington, D.C.; Mrs.
Robert Burns of Grosse Ile,
Michigan; Miss Julie Smith of
California; Mrs. Ruth Sinclair
and Mrs. Lois Puig of Cocoa;
Mrs. Jerome Johnson of Des-
tin; Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Copenhaver of Tallahassee;.
Mrs. Mayhew Dodson, Mr.
and Mrs. Vincent Currie, Dr.
and Mrs. Fred Braden, Jen-
nifer and Laurie Beth, Dr. and
Mrs. Elmer Davis, Mr. and
Mrs. Ronald Yeakle, Mr. and
Mrs. Douglas Burks, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Brockett, Mrs.
and Mrs. William Wilson, Mr.
and Mrs. John Monroe, Mr.
and Mrs. Russell Stewart, Mr.
and Mrs. Marian McDowell,
Mrs. William Lihz and Mrs.
Harold Grimes, all of Pensa-

From the American
Medical Association
That plump, healthy, happy
youngster may grow up into a
fat, unhealthy, unhappy older
child, and later into a fat adult
who is prey to all of the physi-
cal ailments that are a part of
Faulty eating habits start-
ed in early childhood often are
the cause of overweight adults
in later life, says the Ameri-
can Medical Association.
All too many mothers, with


Magic" at

The Northwest Regional
Library System will present
the puppet show "Monster
Magic" at White City Baptist
Church, Wednesday, August
10, at 2:00 p.m.
The cast of characters in-
cludes a young girl, a shark, a
big-eyed monster and a Big-
foot. Come and see Pat rescue
her father from a magic spell.
The puppet show is free and
everyone is invited to attend.
There will be a collection of
books to be checked out. Sub-
jects requests are encouraged
to provide books of interest to
the community. Books are
also available by mail. Call
the main library in Panama
City, 785-3457, with your re-

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also a convenient ingredient to use in various recipes such as the
coffee raisin and nut loaf cake. The loaf cake is an excellent
choice for a family picnic get-together or a party bazaar.
Here is the is the recipe as developed in the Nescaf Test Kitchens.
3 cups unsifted flour V/ cup Nescafe
3/2 teaspoons baking 1. cup vegetable
powder shortening
1 teaspoon salt 3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon 1 egg
rind 1 cup raisins or
1V2 cups milk currants
1h cups sifted 1 tablespoon Nescafe
confectioners' sugar /4 cup chopped nuts
2 tablespoons milk
LOAF: Preheat oven to 350*F. In large bowl, combine flour,
baking powder, salt and lemon rind; set aside. In large measur-
ing cup, combine milk and Nescafe stirring, constantly until
Nescafe is dissolved; set aside. In another large bowl, combine
shortening and sugar, beat until creamy. Stir in reserved Nes-
cafe mixture and egg. Stir in reserved flour mixture until
moistened. Stir in raisins or currants. Spread mixture intd
well-greased 9" x 5" x 3" loaf pan.
BAKE at: 350*F. TIME: 60-65 minutes
Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan. Frost while warm with
GLAZE: In small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, milk,
Nescafe and nuts. Blend together well.
Makes: one loaf.

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the best of intentions, nag
their children into eating more
than they want to eat. The'
healthy, fat baby who remains
chubby as he grows into pre-
school and first grade years
becomes less attractive as an
individual. And the habit of
eating more calories than nec-
essary is likely to remain the
rest of his life.
The parent who thinks the
child should lose weight
should seek expert help on
how he should lose it. If it fits
your doctor's counsel, here
are some tips to help your
youngster lose weight.
-Weigh once a week and
keep track of the weight. Use
the same scale and wear
approximately the same cloth-
-It isn't necessary to cut
out all desserts and snacks, as
long as their calorie count is
included in the daily total.
Fresh fruits are good for
Keep a supply of raw car-
rots, radishes, celery sticks
and pickles for more snack-
ing. Tomato juice or clear
bouillon can serve for drinks.
Cut out rich salad dress-
ings; instead use vinegar and
lemon juice.
Trim fat from meat, take it
easy on the butter, substitute
skim milk for whole milk. But
be sure to serve plenty of
fruits and vegetables.
The most important factor
in helping the obese child to
reduce poundage is to handle
it naturally. Don't make a

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point of telling the child he is
on a reducing diet. Just serve
the meals naturally and as a
matter of course. Avoid nag-
ging the child about his weight
and his diet. It will only make
him more rebellious and more
included to snack on the sly.

Port St. Joe

That "Plump" Child May

Grow Into A Fat Adult


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Phone 227-7311

First Course in 10 Years

In Port St. Joe

The First Session of the


A greater belief in yourself and in your own abilities.

How to get your ideas across quickly and to the point.

To be at ease in front of a group, think and speak on your feet. Say what you intent to
say in the manner you intend to say it.

Improve your memory in general, become more mentally alert and develop power
of concentration.

How to motivate and inspire people. To lead instead of drive.

Sell yourself, develop a better personality, increase your enthusiasm and learn
when to stop talking.

Think constructively, solve personal and business problems.

Gain new interests, friends, and get more enjoyment out of life.

7 P.M. TUES., AUGUST 9th

Meeting Room in rear of Fire Station


Mr. and Mrs. Chris Earley
of Port St. Joe announce the
birth of a son, Bryari Christo-
pher, on July 28 at Bay ,
Memorial Hospital. The new"-'
arrival weighed nine pounds.
Grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. J. B. Hattaway of Port 1s
St. Joe and Mr. and Mrs.
Barnie Earley of MexicQ
Also welcoming the new
baby home was his older
sister, Dana.

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Across from the Airport

Port St. Joe, Fla.

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Renfro's softball team defeated Florida Bank Thursday
afternoon 9-5 to win the St. Joe Men's Open Softball League
championship. Renfro's overall record for the season was-
23-1. Pictured, kneeling, from left, are: Bubba Harmon,
Wayne Parrish. Warren Yeager, Jim Mashburn, Mike Cross
and Buddy Renfro. Standing, from left: Jerry Parrish,
Robbie Sanborn, Donald Jean Thomas, Ken Weimorts, Steve
Macomber, Ray Lawrence and Mike Todd. Team members
not pictured are Denzil Weimorts, Norris Langston and
Jackie Evans. -Star photo

Mr. and Mrs. James M.
Mock announce the birth of
twin sons, Michael Lee and
.James Christopher on July 25
at Bay Memorial Hospital.
Maternal grandparents of the
twins are Mr. and Mrs. Cecil
H. Lyons, Sr. Paternal grand-

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GR78-14 55.00 47.00 2 69
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JR78-15 65.00 54.00. 313
LR78.15 68.00 55.00 328
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Ellis In Navy


Navy Personnelman Second
Class Graham Ellis, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney G. Ellis
of Port St. Joe, recently par-
ticipated in naval operations
off the east coast of South
He is serving as a member
of Attack Squadron 176, home-
based at the Oceana Naval Air
Station in Virginia Beach, Va.
While deployed, his squadron
was embarked aboard the air-
craft carrier USS America.
He was one of 6,500 Navy-
men aboard five-ship U. S.
Navy task force taking part in
the six-week deployment. The
Navy ships and aircraft were
joined by units of the Brazilian'
armed forces for the training
Additionally, he had the
opportunity to visit several
Brazilian coastal cities during
the cruise..

Lawrence In

All-Star Game
Ray Lawrence will partici-
pate in the annual High School
all-star game in Gainesville
Saturday at 7:45 p.m. He will
be playing for the north pquad i
which will.Meet.he alL-stais
from the southern portion of-
the state.
One of two. men from this
district to participate in the
annual contest, Lawrence will
be in Gainesville all week. He
and 31 other boys will make up
the north squad, which will be
coached by Coach Culbreth of
Godby High in Tallahassee.
Ray received several honors
at the local school and did an
outstanding job on the Sharks
varsity squad for three years.
Lawrence was selected by
the coaches from this area to
participate in the all-star
game. He will attend the
University of Florida this fall
on a football grant-in-aid con-

Bible School At

Highland View
The Highland View Metho-
dist Church will be conduct-
ing Vacation Bible School next
week, August 8-12, Monday
through Friday, from 4:30-
Classes will be provided forI
children ages four to 12.\
All children are invited to1
attend, and participate in the
fun filled activities.

parents are Mr. and Mrs.
James C. Mock, all of Port St.
Joe. Paternal great grandpar-
ents are Mrs. Inez Mock of
Marianna and Mrs. George
Miester of Altoona, Pa. Pa-
ternal great grandmother is
Mrs. Myra Croyle of Holidays-
burg, -Pa.

Granddaughter of Brocks

to Marry In California

St. Augustine's Church in
,Pleasonton, California, will be
'the setting for the August 27
wedding of Sharon Ann Quin-
dimil and Christopher Todaro,
both residents of the town.
Sharon is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs.' John Quindimil
of Pleasahtoft, and the grand-
daughter of Mr. and t Mrs.
Charles Brock of Port St. Joe.
-She is a 1976 graduate of

Amador Valley High School.
Christopher, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Anthony Todaro, also of
Pleasanton, graduated from
Amador High in 1973. He is
now employed by the Batten
Construction Co.
The couple will exchange
nuptial vows at one p.m.
before the Rev. Pat Reider.

They plan to

"Slave Convention'

Washington Cente

The time has been set for a
"mock" old fashioned slave
convention at Washington Re-
creation Center, sponsored by
the women of New Bethel
A.M.E. Methodist Church.
iThe convention will be next
Thursday, August 11 at 7:30.
All members of the church
are expected to participate.
Please get in touch with your
captain and inform her of the
part you are to play.
Tickets can be purchased
'from any member of the

church. If yo
person with
Mrs. Christin
Gillie McNair
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Henry T. Stripling of P.O. Box
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promoted to his present rank
while.serving with 2D Mariile
Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
He joined the Marine Corps
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, AUGUST 4,1977

Attending Three Week

Camp At fBlackwater

- Students from Gulf County-
as shown from left to right:
Terry Baxley, Bobby Groome
and Retha Tiller are attending,
a three-week work learning
camp at Blackwater River
State Forest Environmental
Center located approximately
20 miles northeast of Milton.
Instructors are furnished by
the Division of Forestry under
the Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services.
The objectives of this pro-
:gram are:
'." A. The accomplish needed
"conservation work on public
B. To provide gainful occu-
S nation for 16 through 18 year
Qold male and female enrollees
f. rom all social, economic,
-ethnic and racial back-
; grounds.
C. To develop an under-
:standing and appreciation in

,,Signs Contract
The state agreed last week
'to a five-year contract with aI
' rampa concessionaire to pro-
vide food and beverages to T.
1. Stone Memorial St. Joseph
Peninsula State Park visit-
The agreement is with
Robert L. Solano, president of
Koolee, Inc. of Tampa, who
operates concessions in. three
other state parks.


all participants of the natural
Enrollees are gaining exper-
ience in such areas as timber
management, erosion control
and wildlife management.:
The program is administer-
ed through the local Compre-
hensive Employment Train-
ing Act program.

Green Thumb
Program Plans
A .new federal organiza-
tion, Farmers Union Green
Thumb, Inc., is beginning
operation in Gulf County.
Green Thumb, a public ser-
vice employment and train-
ing program, will aid and
assist low income families and
senior citizens.
The object of Green Thumb
will be to employ older low-
income rural persons to carry
but community betterment
and conservation projects and
strengthen existing com-
munity services and special
out-reach services
Anyone interested in Green
Thumb should contact Portia
Byrd; area foreman, at 229-
6148. Area sponsors (assist-
ance) are Mary Elliott, 229-
6119, and Mrs. Buchanan, who
is located at Wewahitchka
City Hall.

Rotary District Gov.

Visits Locid Club

Bill Smith of Talahasso,
District Governor of Rotary
District 694 paid his annual
official visit to the Port St. Jge
club last Wednesday night.
The official visit was held at
the St. Joseph Bay Country
Club where dinner was served
to, the Rotarians and the
District Governor.
At the annual visits, it is
customary for all committee
chairmen of the local club to
report to the District Gover-
.nor what their plans for activi-
ty' are for the coming year.
District Governor Bill Smit
is founder, president and
chairman of the board of
Southeastern Surgical Supply
Company. He is involved in
Scouting and is currently a
state vice president of the Boy
Scouts. He holds the Silver
SBeaver award.
Smith is a native of Geor-

gia; a long-time resident of
Tallahassee and a veteran of
World War II
He was the committee
chairman for the inauguration
of Governor Reubin Askew.


White Family

Plans Reunion
CHIPLEY-The two surviv-
ing children of the late Charles
Edward (Charlie) White and
the late Dora Miller White,
Era White and Essie Taylor,
met with several grandchild
dren of the couple Sunday,
July 24, to make plans for a
family reunion.
The planning session was
held during the James Lewis
(Jim) Miller reunion at New
Hope southwest of Vernon.
Mrs. White was the daughter,
of Mr. Miller and his late wife,
Mary Lassitter Miller.
The White family meeting
has been tentatively set for
Sunday, September 4, at
Blocker Memorial Church in
Greenhead. All family con-
nections and friends are urged
to attend.
Final plans for the reunion
are to be announced in the
very near future according to
Lloyd White of Chipley.


"Meeting of the City Commission for
the purpose of discussion of the proposed
uses of Federal Revenue Sharing Funds
for Fiscal Year 1977 78 will be held
August i August 16, and September 6,
1977, at'8:00 P.M., for persons wishing to
Issue written or oral comments. Meeting
will be held in the City Commission
Room, City Hall.
-s- Michael J.,Wright,
City Auditor and Clerk 3t 8-4
IN RE: The Marriage of
whose address is
225 First Court
Orange Grove Project
Mobile, Alabama
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 Iton Cecil G. Costin, Jr., 221 Reid
Avenue, Port. St. Joe, Florida 32456,
: Petitioner's attorney, on or before Sep-
tember 6,. 1977, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before
; service on Petitioner's attorney or im-
-mediately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on July 28, 1977.
As Clerk of the Court
By: -s- Margaret S. Core,
As Deputy Clerk 4tc 8-4

SDon't Let
]/ This Happen
To You!

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Radiators Cleaned & Repaired
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We repair auto air
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Servi. e
525 N. Cove Blvd.
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Mr. and Mrs. John Williams
of Port St. Joe are proud to
announce the birth of their
son', John Keith, Jr., on Sun-
day, July 24. He weighed in at
seven pounds, 3% ounces.
Maternal grandparents are
Mr. and Mrs. Warren G. Lynn
of Port St. Joe. Paternal
grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. W. J. Williams of Tren-
Materal great grandmother
is Mrs. Ola Walker of Apalach-
icola, and paternal great
grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. John Williams of Tren-

Gospel Sing at

Highland View
The Highland View Church
of God is having a gospel sing
this Friday night, August 5, at
7:30 p.m. Everyone has a
special invitation to come and
hear "The New Born Visions"
from Bascom.

Steve Cloud to
Preach Sunday-

This Sunday, August 7,
Steve Cloud *ill be preaching
at both the morning ant,
evening worship services aW
the Highland View Baptist
Church. Steve is the summer
youth minister. ,
The pastor, Bill Stephens,
will be away for his family
reunion at Toccoa, Ga. He has
been invited to preach at the
historic Old Liberty Baptist
Church at Madison, South Car-
olina this Sunday.
The pastor extends a warm
welcome to the many friends
of Steve Cloud to come and
hear him preach this Sunday.





. .--

3" U ed reg. size mattress,
sets, $20.00 per set. Badcock
SHome Furnishing Center, 414
2Reid Ave.,iTPort St. Joe.:


1973 Yamaha MX360, good
condition, $400.00. Phoni e227-
5271 days. tf.c 6-,30

Books-Select from .t-iou-


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

3 BR, 2 bath, LR, DR, break-

T:r'anf .... "errsands of paperbacks up"t $2 'last room, large, family room,
Transferred overseas. Must value, your choice e25c. ,ew walk-in pantry, washer, dryer,
sell '76 travel trailer, self- ardbacks up to $14 values,. refrigerator, stove, dishwash-
contained. Call.29-8107. our choice $1. Will swap on a' er, central h-a, w-w Icarpet,
te 8-4 2 for 1 basis. Edgewater garage, on.2 lots. Chain link
Shoppes, Mexico Beach.. fence in back. 815 Woodward
GARAGE SALE tfc 5-12 Ave. Call 229-8145. tfc 5-5
1014 Marvih Ave.. Thursday .. : : .... .. .
1014indnia ""' Mv A.T sy'- 0 Perfect family home-with
d F; "9^ p :"": 2' :. N 'ew and used lawnmowers pool! 4 BR with 2 full baths.
sofa '" nd 'for sale. Lawn mowers, tilers "tchen (with buitt-ins),
c FrenchbProvencial sofa and arden acto'c ba h b.uii-.i,
Solid rosewodri onomy ining
Center, 301 OHwy, h t 9idi 0 maini
$1,400. 101 Sea St., Mexico .2 2 1 tfe 428 'roomis:Cliain link fenced back
. Beach, 648-5332. 2tp' yard. Double corner lot. Cen-
S,, F Your tral h-a. By owner. $47,500.
Fi .T II ;nS M. T.' : Port St. Joe. 229-6303. tfc 7-14

machine with desk- cabinet. C; Cosmeti
22948173. tfc 8-4 Call
S anda Br
Garage Sale: .Odds and ; 229-6132
l.ends,.What.'nots,. shoes,'
clothes. Corjinafion refrig- .
erator freezer, cheap. 1610 CB Radios, Johi
Monument Ave., Friday and Surveyor, antenna
Saturday, August 5and6. 9:30 .tions, terms avail
7:00. ern Auto.

Garage Sale:1014 'Marvin
Ave. Living room drapes, den
'drapes, cornice boards, cur-
tain rods, kitchen utensils,
reasonably priced. Thursday
and Friday, August 4 & 5,
begins at 9 a.m.

One 16" x 60" white cast iron
,bath tub, left hand. $40. 229-
1331 or 6484750. tfc 7-28

Country Club membership.
Phone 229-6119 or 229-6310.
tfc 7-21

Call Betty Gilbert
-.' '' tfe7-5

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

Just arrived: New shipment
S plants, including variety of
cacti, ivy, begonias, prayer
' plants, ferns, plants suitable
for hanging baskets and many
S others.:- Economy Motors &
Garden Center, 301 Hwy. 98,
Highland View. Call 229-6001.
tfc 5-5

1974 trailer, 2' x 65' Regent,
on two lots land, 3rd St.,
Highland View. $8,000. 227-
3016. 4tp-7-14

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

and custom made
section of swatche
from. Roche's Fu
Appliance Store,
Ave., phone 227-52


es :' 3 B, 1 bath, living room,
separate dining roomm: den,
own large kitchen with eating
2 ''' area, large lot. 619 Garrison
f. '4-28 Avenue, phone'227-8751.tfc 5-12
nson, Craig, House, appears small from
is, base sta- outside, large inside, approxi-
lable. West- mately 2,300 sq. ft., 3 BR, 2
tfc 3-4 baths, living room, dining
a room, family room & utility
Ready made room, carpet and custom
.Large sel- drapes throughout, lots' of
s to choose closet space, recently re-
rniture and novated, new roof, kitchen
209 'Reid with 17' new birch cabinets,
271. dish washer, garbage dis-
tfc 3-10 posal, newly painted, fenced
back yard. 229-8173 or 229-6321
or see at 1031 McClellan Ave.
Stfc 4-28

Two bedroom block house
with 12' x 20' "third bedroom
or den." Call 229-8136 for ap-
pointment to see. Itp8-4

Cottage and two lots, 211 2nd
Ave., Highland View. Corner
lot, 648-5332., tfc 8-4

1976 mobile home for sale on
St. Joe Beach. Two screened-
in porches on 10' x 16' cement
slab. Must be seen to appre-
ciate.' 648-7696. ltp8-4

3 BR.,1 bath frame house, .2
acre lotf.White City, $6,800.00.
229-6464, ltp 7-28

3 BR house at 2005 Long
Ave.' Call 229-6573 after 5 p.m..
tfc 7:28,

Two-story house for sale in
Oak Grove.. Call 229-6432 or see
occupants at 138 2nd Ave.
tfc 7-28

3 BR house in White City on
two lots, $8,000.00 cash or
terms, 229-6015. 4tp 7-7

3 BR, 2 story, 3 baths, 3,000
sq. ft. living space on the
bayou. Call 227-7221, 1902 Mon-
ument Ave. tfc 7-7

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 exceptionally
'nice 2 BR ,house, queen size
furniture, carpet, automatic
heat, air cond., screen, porch,
closed garage, large' fenced
yard. 229-6777 after 6 D.m.


74 model Queen Craft boat
with 20 h.p. Mercui motor,
elec. start, Mini Kota.555 foot
control elec. motor, swivel
seats, galv. trailer, used very
little. Call after 5:00 229-5296;

FOUND: On St. Joe Beach-
small black and white female,
mixed breed dog with collie
markings, wearing white belt
collar., 385-0026 or 648-5148.

Mini ranch farm. Approx. 5 tfc8-4 tfc 8-4
acres.' 1 mile from Gulf.
Double-wide trailer-3 BR, 2;
full baths-terrific flooryplans Akut m ie se 6
Stall, horse and tack. Canal on'
3 sides. Partially cleared and'
fenced. Well, septic tank
water ahd electici 974 Chevolet NovaCustom ..
clouded. $35,000 Mexico ach 0 oor vinyl roof, air con- ROOF TURBINE VENTS REPAIRS
229-6303. f 7-14 ".nn. and lw m g LE m seeS and doors,

________________ ___ .___ _- 229-5631 work, roof repair and re-robf-

Furnished cottage at St. Joe
Beach. Call 648-5144. tfc 8-4

Attention: Vitro TDY men
and Oak Grove construction
men. We now have two camp-
ers and one apartment for
rent. These units completely
furnished including linens, all
three air conditioned. Come
see at Ski Breeze Camp Sites.
9 miles southeast of Port St.
Joe on Hwy C-30. tfc 8-4

197'3 Pinto Runabout. Auto-
matic transmission, air condi-
tioned, tape deck. Call 229-
2076. tfc 8-4

1977 Gremlin X, automatic,
4,100 miles, $300 down and
take over payments or best
offer. Call 229-6386. ltp 8-4

1969 Camaro,'$600. Can be
seen at St. Joe Motor Co., or
call 227-3737, from 8-6.

1969 Plymouth Fury I-4 dr.,
, power brakes, power steering
and-air. Good cond., 1 owner.

$650.00. 227-7586. tfc 7-28
2 BR furnished mobile.. .
BR furnishd m ile : ::1973'T-Bird, full power and
home, central heat & air,.,T- fulpowerand
$135.00' month. Duval Street, "loaded with options $2,950.00.
Oak Grove; Call 229-6895. For more information call
before 5:30Cpm. 2 "'either 229-4877 or 648-5260.
befoIre 5:3.0 p.m. tfc 7-28

No need for wet carpets. 1 Chevelle 30engine, air
Dry clean them with HOST. conditioning, power steering,
Use rooms right away. Rent
machine. St. Joe 11urniture power brakes, radio, 8 track
229-12I5e .S. Jo tc0I-23 stereo. Asking $1,000.00.
-...229-1251. tf Phone 229-6666 or may see at
1015 Woodward Ave. 4tp7-14
Mobile home sites at Rustic
Sands Campground. Mexico 1976 Chevy "Bonanza" van,
Beach, $30.00 month.,iautndry 1 h van,
,Beach, $3000 andry at ac ps pb, am-fm radio,
an rec hall. 648-3600. 1 ape deck, carpet. Call 227-
rt.) 241'between 8 am and 5 pm,
Why live in the crowded after 5 pm, call 229-6129.
city? Move your mobile home tfc 7-14

to peace, quiet ana tran-
quility. Water, garbage collec- .:3
tions, yard mowed, live lei-
surely. Gulf privileges. Only
VA approved mobile home par
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
Office space,- available
around September 1st. Con-
tact H. Higdon Swatts at 229-
7222 or 229-6300. tfc 5-19

For carpets cleaned the way
professionals do it-at a frac-
tion of the cost, rent Rinse N
Vac. the portable steam car-
pet cleaning system. Avail-
able at Western Auto, phone
227-2271, 219 Reid Ave.
One or two bedroom trailers
for rent on Canal St., St. Joe
Beach. 648-5650. tfc 5-12

For Rent: Hospital beds,
electric or manual control.
Call 227-7471. tfc 6-30
One bedroom apartment
with large den and fenced in
yard. 229-3906. tfc 7-28

R.A.M.-Regular convoca-
tion of St. Joseph Chapter No.
K56. R.A.M. 1st and 3rd Mon-
days, 8 p.m. All visiting com-
panions welcome.
Aj J. L. SIMS, H.P.
f E. William McFarland, Sec.

There will be a regular com-
'munication of Port St.. Joe
*Lodge No. 111, F. & A.M.,
every first and third Thursday
at 8:00 p.m.
'' F. E. Brogdon, Sec.

Gulf County Guidance Clinic
is accepting applications for a
Teacher's Aid. 'Applicants
must have a H.S. diploma.
Advanced training & previous
experience available. Appli-
cation deadline 8-20-77. Sen
resume to: P. 0 Box 400, Port
St. Joe, Fl. 32456. ltc 8-4

.2 728 ing.
FILL DIRT Phone 229-6018
Front End Loader Port St. Joe
Backhoe Work tfc 7-22
229-6018 .
tfc 3-31 Complete Wood Shop
tfc'3-3*1*''. .' r. A .ji.*1.

Septic Tanks Pumped Out
Carefoot Septic Tank
.. c7-1

All Types, .',,
229-6482 or 229-6447
tfc 9-20

For All Your Printing Needs
of Any Description
Call The Star
306 Williams Ae.

BRYAN'S Automotive
Repair Shop
Truck & Marine
Repairs Also
(Located behind Mexico
Beach Shopping Cenier

Wouldn't You Really
Rather Have Cable TV?

For CableTV
. Installation In Port St. Joe

Phone 229-7232'
Or Visit the Telephone Cobmpany
Business Office

mti .l %

lo] Iumm Tim.Mn aM

Want to Do It Yourself?.
Then come see us for Stan-
ley tools, hardware, paneling,
paint, lumber.
Earley's Hardware &
Building Supply
Hwy. 98W. 229-2763
tfc 8-5

1306 Woodward Ave.
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 5-8 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. -7 p.m.
tfc 7-14

Pest Control Service
tfc 6-2

-GE Dealer
New & Used Appliances
For Services or Parts
Call 229-6394
tfc 4-28

Lawn & Gardening Needs
Feed Lawn Mower &
Small Engine Repairs
Economy Motors &
Garden Center
301 Hwy. 98 H.V.
tfc 4-28

FOUND: A key ring cgn-
taining three keys, (ignition
and trunk key for Clhrysler
and a gas key) at St. Joe
Beach. May be claimed at the
office of .The Star, 306 Wil-
liams Ave.

Machine Work-- Welding
306i 6',i.i^ t St'Str'" <
Phone 2294803..
Machinist on duty all'day-
every day'.

Carpentry Work Done
Reasonable Rates
Jimmy Johnson
Phone 227-7657
-. tfc.-9.

Psychological Services for
anyone with problems in day-
to-day living. Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Port St. Jbe.
227-2691. (24hr.). tfc4-28

Zenith Sales see K&D TV and
Sound at 301 Reid Avenuie. Call
227-2071. tfc 7-28

Roof Trouble? A
Call O'Donnell Roofing Co.
We do shingles & built-up. 30
yrs. experience. Licensed
and bonded. Also remodej-
ing and repair.
Phone 763-5234
25tc 5k5

Kitchen Cabinets-
Vanities Mill Work
Cabinet Hardware & Tops.
White City, Hwy. 71 i
Glen Combs '
Shop 229-601i0or .

Furniture Stripping &
Reliable and Reasonable
Call 648-5152
Behind Mexico Beach
Shopping Center
tfc 6-2

Cozy 1 bedroom frame
home on 2 lots, 1 block from
highway at Highland View.

Stucco covered block du--
plex, yearly rental, $15,000.

3 BR frame in Oak Grove
section, shaded quiet atmo-
.sphere. $2,500.00 down. 34 x
212 block building for home
"or business, fenced. $3,500.
down or both for $4,500.00.

Spacious 4 BR country
home near St. Joe, $26,000.

1i2 story 3 BR plus with
extra beachJot. Beacon.
Hill. $10,000 aon.

550' x 150' fenced lot with a
2 BR well insulated country
home. Near waterway at
White City, $9,000.
3 lots facing highway ad-
jacent\ to the above for
$1,50Q each for two and
$2,500 for corner lot, or.
$13,000 takes four lots and

Lots for $250 down at new
development with access to
Wetappo Creek.

100' x 350' lot on Water-
way. $7,000.

Acre lot on river at Wewa-
hitchka. $2,500 down.
"Reg. Rea! Estate Broker
Beacon Hill Beacb
or 648-5297

Mc's Pawn Sliop-5,000 &
I 15,000 BTU air conditioners,
assortment of shotguns and Mc's Pawn Shop-Home
rifles, home 8-track stereo and 3 lots; also new 12' x 68' 3
tape players, turquoise jewel- bedroom, 2 bath trailer. Will
ry, one-third off; and many sell pawn shop and home sep-
more items to choose from.. arately. 229-6193. 4tc7-28
102 5th St., Highland View.
-4tc 7-28

"I think it was something I ofate."

kills bugs for
up to six months
and savs you about $100 yey
in costly pest control services.
Use of Sprayer free wit
purchase of Rid-A-Bug"
306 Reid Avenue
Port St Joe Fl.orida

AYr ,*;[ ;:,- *

m 0 Zol M 1 100, 941 k


Parade Monday Starts VBS at Highland View

For over 5,000 years, RX has sym-
bolized mdn's weapons against
disease. The ancient f-gypfiahs
used the magic eye of Horus,
God of Day, as a charm to guard
them against ills and suffering.
-eenturles later, the eye reap-
peared in a form similar to our
"4" and evolved gradually into
its.present RX. But your doctor
doesn't depend on .Horus or
Jupitern..he relies on your Rexall
Pharmacist and the improved
drug products your pharmacist
stocks. You, too, can rely on
Rexall brand products.

Ph. 227-3371 317 Williams
Convenient Drive-in Window
Plenty of Free Parking

(Continued from Page 1)

availability of an architect at
our meeting when we needed
him for advice or to answer
questions concerning pro-
blems we have continually
with our buildings", the chair-
man said.
Charles Arthur Gaskin, a
Gulf County architect, who
was present at the meeting on
another matter.said, "Such an
arrangement would give you
an architect's advice and cov-
er his expenses for paper
work, phone calls and office
work in matters of advice or
small drawings. When you go
to build, you will still have to
hire an architect in the stipu-
lated manner". Gaskin went
on to say that the School Board

can use its own labor and
design facilities to construct
buildings up to $100,000 in
value. "You would save con-
siderably in this area", he
The Board then took the
advice of Gene Raffield to
table the matter until a later
date and to get more informa-
tion as to what other counties
are doing in this area.
The Board "was concerned
over the fact that their people
had been required to serve on
their negotiating team last
year and hadn't been paid
extra for the approximately 50
hours of negotiating.
Members of the negotiating
team were Harrel Holloway,
Temple Watson, Edwin Wil-
liams, Harry Herrington,
Howard Blick, Ken Herring,
Hugh Semmes, Clayton Woo-
ten and Cecil G. Costin, Jr.
Superintendent Walter Wil-
der said, "You have expressed
a concern for what you may
owe these people and I would
like to know what you want me
to do in the matter."
There was some disagree-
ment as to whether or not the
people should even be paid for
the extra work. Paul ,Sewell
said he felt the negotiations
were part of the job for these
management personnel and
were due no extra pay. He
later made a motion to pay
them for the extra hours based
on their regular hourly pay.
Waylon Graham took the po-
sition that the negotiating was
not in the job description of the
men involved and they should
be paid for the extra work
which came at times they
would normally be off.
Superintendent Wilder told
the Board they would have to
consider the fact that some did
more work than others. "The
Wewahitchka principals, for
instance, worked only about
six hours each in the bargain-
ing", he said.
Harrell Holloway stated
that most of the bargaining

Monday, August 8, a parade
will start. off the Highland
View Baptis.t Church Vaca-
tion Bible School. The parade,
at 10:30 a.m., will also have
the Highland View fire truck
participating. Refreshments
will be served at registration


Ralph P. Nance, above left, retired
Monday. from St. Joe Paper Company, after

was done by himself, Watson
and Williams. "We called on
the- other principals when
their schools would be affect-
ed and the other times they sat
in for information and moral
The Board decided to poll
other counties in the area and
see what they did in the
matter before making a final
The Board has approached
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege and asked the college to
pick up two-thirds of the cost
of running the bus daily
between Gulf Coast and Port
St. Joe and the college and
Wewahitchka. "We get no
state matching funds for this
service". Wilder said. He also
noted that Gulf Coast gener-
ates over $100,000 annually
from state sources for the Gulf

36 years of service with the company. Nance
was Instrumnent Foreman of the Instrument
Department pon his retirement. In the photo
above, W. B.Simmons, Technical Director at
the mill is handing Nance his retirement
papers and fishing him well in the future.

County students riding the bua
to attend the college.
The college has countered
with a proposal that they will
pay half the busing costs. '
The Board decided Tuesday
to accept the college's offer
and take another look at the
service next year.
In other items of business,
the Board:
-Told contractor Henry
Kolmetz they expected to have
use of the new Vocational
Educational building in Port
St. Joe by the start of school.
Work has been delayed by the
receipt of the wrong materials
in several key places. Kolmetz
said the building would be
finished by August 15.
-The board accepted bids
on kitchen equipment for the
Wewahitchka Elementary
cafeteria for $25,000,; accepted

the Merita Bread bid to fur-
nish the lunchrooms bread for
the coming year and contract-
ed with Sunshine Dairy Coop
to furnish milk.
-The board accepted the
resignation -of Mrs. Betty
Hines as art teacher at Port
St. Joe High School and hired
Jim Belin as physical educa-
tion director at Port St. Joe
Elementary School.



Classes begin each evening
at 6:30. Every member of the
family can be a part of this
Bible School in group study
and planned activities fpr pre-
school, children's one, chil-
dren's two, jr. and sr. high.

Adults will be studying A'
Study from the Book of Pro
Rev. William Stephens, pas-
tor, extends a welcome tv,
friends and neighbors of the
church to join in this study of
God's Word.



Price Sale

All Cable TV installation charges

reduced by /2 until 5 PM, August

15, 1977

(This offer limited to homes within 300 feet of an accessible
CATV Cable.)

Payments and application for Cable TV

installations can be made at the

Telephone Company Business Office.

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.

e ,

A revolutionary new discovery

so vital in today's high cost of living.

Two Port St. Joe installations reduced power bills by 17%

over three month period

Write or telephone, Ernie Gohoam, Port St. Joe, Florida (712 Woodward Avenue)
Phone 229-6863




Limit 1 with $10
or More Order

August 3 through 9
Port St. Joe, Florida

Heavy Beef Heavy Beef End Cut
Round Steak Rump Roast I Pork Chops

Center Cut Pork Our Best: Thin Side Meaty
Pork Chops Sparq Ribs Loin Ribs,

49 Oz.

limit 1 with $10 purchase

Heavy Beef
Chuck Steak

Meaty Lean Pork

Budget Sliced

Our Ovn Pan-

Top and Bottom

4 Lb. Box IGA
Bacon Ends FRANKS$

Lb. 99 ak59

5 Lb.


RC Cola or
Nehi Flavors


Plus Bottle Deposit


'\Iu 4



,. -

10 Pound Bag Irish


STender Yellow
Squash h Lb.19c
S ,', sh !-- *'',*


3 Lb.

BREAD 3z99 9 55a
cWMRS k2/$ 100 TURNIP GREENS 2/89


8 Inch



5 Lb.






Cups 79

Pkgs 2/79


12 Oz


(REG. $1.59 VALUE)
* (REG. $1.79
a Os.




$2.15 VALUE)

Quantity Rights Reserved!

I Ik

5 Lb.



180 ct.

2 9

5 Lb.
Bags 58t

17 Oz.
Ca ns





THE STAR, Port St. Joe. Fla. THURSDAY. AUGUST 4.1977


of the

Gulf County Commission

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The Board of County Com-
missioners of Gulf County,
met on July 12,1977, in regular
:session with the following
members present: Jimmy
Gortman, Vice-Chairman;
William R. Branch and Leo
Kennedy. Others present
were; George Y. Core, Clerk;
Jerry T. Gates, Finance Offi-
cer; William J. Rish, Attor-
i- hey; K. E. Murphy, Sheriff;
Lloyd L. Whitfield, Road Sup-
erintendent, and Tommy
Pitts, Mosquito Control Super-
The meeting came to order
at 9:00 a.m. The Attorney
opened the meeting with pray-
er, followed by the pledge to
the flag.
SThe minutes of May 23, June
14, 20, 21 and 28 were read,
approved and adopted.
The Vice-Chairman an-
bounced that Comm. Owens is
absent due to his wife being in
the hospital in Pensacola and
that Comm. Davis is absent,
'.'recuperating from a head
,'., injury suffered when a tree
,'-:fell on him.
The Chairman said the first
..business would be the consi-
deration of accepting one of
the three bids received on
June 28, for a new steam
cleaner and pressure washer
: for the Road Department.
., There was a motion by Comm.
Branch, seconded by Comm.
..Kennedy, and unanimously
carried, that bid No. Two,
:.from Coastal Auto Parts Co. in
the amount of $2,112.00, be
accepted and that a purchase

order be issued.
Ed Leuchs, Department of
Administration, introduced
Coon-Bottom Glenn of Jack-
son County, who advised the
Board as to action heretofore
taken by Jackson, Calhoun,
Gadsden, and Franklin Coun-
ties, as members of the Apa-
lachicola Committee. He also
discussed state requirements
as to a Comprehensive Plan
and the requirements for the
appointment of a Planning
Commission. He said that
Jackson County appointed
each member of its Board,
plus two at large electors,
and two at large alternates
and he then suggested that
Gulf 'County consider this
same type' action. After
lengthy discussion it was de-
cided that no decision be made
on this matter until each
member has had time to study
these requirements.
The Board. discussed the
Apalachicola River planning
and upon motion by Comm.
Kennedy, seconded by Comm.
Branch, and unanimously
carried, that Resolution 77-14
be adopted.
Resolution 77-14 stated Gulf
County's intention to join with
five other counties: Calhoun,
Franklin, Gadsden, Jackson
and Liberty, which form the
Apalachicola River Basin.
They will share common pro-
blems, opportunities and chal-
lenges to the Apalachicola
River, and oppose construc-
tion of a dam.
An application and certifi-

cate for payment due the con-
tractor on the library build-
ing, in the amount of $24,-
253.00, and due the architect,.
in the amount of $408.99, was
presented for payment. Upon
motion by Comm. Branch,
seconded by Comm. Kennedy
and unanimously carried, that
said bills be paid.
The Engineer for the Oak
Grove water and sewer pro-.
ject filed his estimate no. one
for partial payment to the con-
tactor, Newkirk Construction
Corp., in the amount of $33,-
380.40. The Clerk reminded the
Board that Newkirk Construc-
tion 'Corp. has assigned all
payments due under the. Oak
Grove contract to Dependable
Insurance Company, Inc. and
that the Attorney has exa-
mined the assignment and
advised that the Board should
make all payments jointly to
Newkirk Construction Corp.
and ,Dependable Insurance
Co., Inc. and mail the pay-
ments to Rucker and Asso-

Legal Advertising

CASE NO.77-122
Plantlhil "

SEDDIE SHELLEY, Individually,
TO: Eddie Shelley
Carpenter Road
East Fishskill (Hopewell Junct.)
New York 12533
Shellbuilt Construction and Deve-
lopment Co. Inc.,
22 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036
an action to Impose and enforce a lien on
the following property in Gulf County,
Beginning at the SW corner of Sec-
ti on 11, T95, R10W, Gulf -County,
Florida; thence N 0 degrees 16 min.
utes 3 seconds E along the West line
of said Sec. 11 for 1873.61 feet to a
point that is 3406.39 feet from the NW
corner of said Sec. 11, thence S 89
degrees 43 minutes 57 seconds E for
555.53 feet to a curve concave to the
West having a radius of 1288.92 feet,
a delta angle of 2 degrees 56 minutes
58 seconds and a chord bearing of S
13 degrees 17 minutes 5 seconds W,
thence run along said curve for an
arc distance of 66.35 feet, thence N
89 degrees 38 minutes 47 seconds E
for 1430.38 feet, thence N 0 degrees
21 minutes 13 seconds W for 76.69
feet, thence N 89 degrees 38 minutes
47 seconds E for 466.69 feet thence N
0 degrees 21 minutes 13 seconds E
for 157.29 feet, thence N 89 degrees
38 minutes 47 seconds E for 511.27
feet, thence N 29 degrees 56 minutes
40 seconds E for 26.55 feet, thence S
60 degrees 3 minutes 20 seconds E
for 410.00 feet, thence S 29 degrees 56
minutes 40 seconds W for 19.03 feet,
thence S 60degrees 3 minutes 20 sec.
onds E for 476.00 feet, to the easterly
line Of Gulf County, Florida; thence
S 29degrees 56 minutes 40seconds W
along said County line for 4481.49
feet to the Northerly r-w line of SR 30
(66' r-w) being a curve concaved to
the North, having a radius of 2342.62
feet, a delta angle of 16 degrees 18
7 minutes 143seconds, a chord of 664.36
feet and a chord bearing' of S 83 de-
grees 24 minutes 37 seconds W,
thence run along said curve for an
arc distance of 666.61 feet to a point
of reverse curvature having a radius
of 1841.03 feet, a delta angle of 14
'degrees 0 minutes 0 seconds, a tan-
gent distance of 226.05 feet, and run
along said curve, being the Norther-
ly r.w line of SR 30 (66' r-w), for an
arc distance of 449.85 feet, thence S
176 degrees 45 minutes 30 seconds W,
along the Northerly r-w of SR 30 for
899.84 feet to the West line of Sec. 14
T9S, RIOW, Gulf County, Florida,
thence N 0 degrees 16 minutes 3
seconds E along said section line for
2846.94 feet to the p.o.b. All lying and
being in Sections 11 and 14, T9S, RIO
W, Gulf County, Florida, containing
S162.71 acres more or less in Section
11, and 161.15 acres more or less in
Section 14.
has been filed against you, Eddie Shelley
and Shellbuilt Construction and Develop-
ment Co. Inc., jointly and severally, and
each of you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if any, to
it on
P. 0. Box 248
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Plaintiff's Attorney, on or before the 26th
day of August, 1977, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's Attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise, a De-
fault will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court on the 22nd day of July, 1977.
Circuit Court Clerk
--13y: T. G. Scheffer, Deputy Clerk
4t 7-28

The Gulf County School Board is now
receiving lob applications for the posi.
tion of School Food Service Manager of
Wewahitchka Elementary School. Inter-
ested persons may secure applications
at Wewahitchka Elementary School,
*Viewahitchka High School, 'or at the
office of the SuperitIendent of Schools.
Prospective applicants are encouraged
to study carefully the job description
posted in all Gulf County Schools and
available at the office of the Superin-
Interested persons who have addition-
al questions may contact Temple Wat-
son at the School Board office in the
county courthouse or telephone 229-6124
or 227-8211.
Applications must be received in the
Office of the Superintendent of Schools
by 5i00 P.M., E.D.T., on Friday, August
5, 1977.
The Gulf County School Board is an
equal opportunity employer.
2t 7-28
NOTICE is hereby given that on the
25th day of June, 1977, pursuant to a Writ
of Execution issued in the County Court
of Gulf County, Florida, Case No. 77-36 In
cause of'J. 0. Stroud d-b-a Stroud's One
Stop, Plaintiff, vs. Thomas "Tommy"
Prescott, Defendant, I, KEN MURPHY,
Sheriff of Gulf County, Florida, have
levied upon the property of the defen-
dant, to-wit:
1966 Buick, door ID 444396H139777.
On the 15th day of August, 1977, at
TWO o'clock in the afternoon on the
steps of the Gulf County Courthouse,
Port St. Joe, Florida, I will offer for sale
said property for cash to the highest
bidder subject to all prior liens, if any, to
satisfy said Writ of Execution.,
-s- Ken Murphy
Sheriff, Gulf County, Florida
4t 7-21

Notice Is hereby given that the Board
of County Commissioners of Gulf Coun.
ty, Florida will consider the adoption of
an ordinance with the following title, on
the 9th day of August, 1977, at its regular
meeting at 9:00 o'clock A.M., E.D.T. in
the County Commissioners Meeting
Room In the Courthouse in Port St. Joe,
By: -s- Everett Owens, Jr., Chairman
Notice is hereby given that the Board
of County Commissioners of Gulf Coun-
ty, Florida, will consider the adoption of
an ordinance with the following title, on
the 9th day of August, 1977, at its regular
meeting at 9:00 o'clock A.M., E.D.T. In
the County Commissioners Meeting
Room in the Courthouse in Port St. Joe,
By: -s- Everett Owens, Jr., Chairman
4t 7-14

ciates, Inc., the agent for De-
pendable Insurance Co., Inc.
There was a motion by
Comm. Branch and seconded
by Comm. Kennedy that the
provisions in the assignment
be approved and the Clerk is
hereby instructed to follow the
provisions of said assign-
ment, and that paypnent one,
in the amount of $33,380.40 be
paid jointly to Newkirk Con-
struction Corp. and Depend-
able Insurance Co. Inc.
The Engineer, Florida Engi-
neering Associates, Inc., pre-
sented its certificate for par-
tial payment one, in the
amount of $17,780.72, allow-:
ing credit for $10,245.76, here.-
tofore paid, making the total
amount now due $7,534.96. The
Engineer also presented his
statement for field engineer?
ing in the amount of $300.00.
Upon motion by Comm,.
Branch, seconded by Comm..
Kennedy, and unanimously
carried, both of these bills
were ordered paid.
Inspector's daily reports no
68 through 77 on the library
and no. 16 through 25 on the
Oak Grove project were filed."
Albert H. Stafford, Chairi
man of the Highland View'
Water and Sewer District,
appeared before the Board
with reference to previous
action taken by this Commist*
sion in requesting the Gover-
nor to abolish the Highland
View Water and Sewer Dis-
trict. He told the Board that if
it wanted to get into the water

business in Highland View
that he would give it to the
County, but if the Board did
not want to operate this water
business, then in that case,
just quit interfering in the
affairs of the District. He then
accused Commissioner
Branch of using his authority
as a County Commissioner to
influence decisions concern-
ing the District. He said
Commissioner Branch had a
right and was welcome to look
into matters concerning the
District when he was acting as
a citizen of Highland View, but
not when he was acting as a
County Commissioner.
He then told the Board that
his Board had recommended
certain citizens to the Gover-
nor for appointment to fill
vacancies however, some-
one changed this list and
included names that had not
been agreed on by the District.
He said he attempted to learn
who changed the list but no
one would tell him. Commis-
sioner Branch said that he
thought the District Board
Members should have a cross-
section of thinking throughout
the community just as the
Board of County Commission-
ers have where one commis-
sioner cannot select the other
four who serve with him.
Commissioner Branch asked
Mr. Stafford how he thought
appointments to the district
should be made. Mr. Stafford
said if someone had an inter-
est in the district, they should
go to him and he would put

their name on a list of inter-
ested persons for future ap-
Commissioner Kennedy
gave the history of the district
as he was the commissioner
that introduced the resolution
requesting the Legislature to
create the district.
Commissioner Branch as-
sured Mr. Stafford that he had
no argument with him.
Mrs. Linda Boggs, repre-
senting the publisher of a
publication that will advertise
Gulf County, asked the Board
if it has made a decision as to
purchasing an advertisement
for this publication. She said
the ads run from $50.00 to
$450.00. Commissioner Branch
said this matter should be
given further thought before
making a decision.
Honorable Harland 0. Prid-
geon, Tax Collector, told the
Board that he can no longer
get a maintenance contract on
his NCR Validating Machine
because the company has
discontinued making these
machines and parts for their
repairs. He said that NCR is
now making a new version of
this equipment which costs
$6,400.00; that he cannot col-
lect taxes without the use of a
validating machine, there-
fore, he is requesting the
Board to approve this item in
his budget when the budgets
are considered. Commissioner
Kennedy said he would like for
the Collector to continue using
his present machine until it
breaks down and then do

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Baptist Church

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

Rev. J. C. ODUM, Jerome Cartier,
Pastor Minister of Music

whatever has to be done to
continue collecting taxes. The
Chairman said this request
will be considered at the
budget work session.
Bryant Hand appeared be-
fore the Board representing
the BPC Committee of Wewa-
hitchka and asked for a pro-
gress report on certain street
work that was heretofore re-
quested by his committee. He
also requested that a culvert
be installed on the Morgan
Farm Road in the Methodist
Hill section. The Chairman
said he has inspected this site
and a culvert is urgently
needed to prevent flooding of
several home sites. The Road
Superintendent was instructed
to put this projection his work
program. The Board was then
requested to mow the grass on
the street right of way in

Williamsburg Subdivision and
to pave the street from Mor-
gan's Lane to the Williams-
burg Subdivision Road. Mr.
Hand then asked the ClerVi
how a jury is selected; that he
needed to know because it
appears that some of hi.,
people are never called for'
jury service. The Clerk re-
ported as follows:
Step 1; The Jury Commisr
sion (not the County Commis-
sioners) which is appointed by
the Governor, requires the
Supervisor of Elections to
prepare an alphabetical list of
each registered voter in the
Step 2: By executive order,
the Chief Circuit Judge of the
Circuit, sets out the procedure
to follow in preparing a list of
names to be placed in the jury
box; said Order directs the

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Jury Commission select any:
number as a beginning name,
or as the first name to be
*'placedon a list, and then using
7 4 any series of numbers (such
,'as every 17th name there-
after) to complete the list. The
Jury Commission never looks
at the master list to see whose
name will be used until after a
Deputy Clerk of Court types
the list, using the name used
and the date of the list placed
opposite the-name. This me-
thod shows the Court, the Jury
Commission, and the Public
each name used and the date it
was used. The completed list
is signed by the Chairman of
the Jury Commission and then
presented to the Circuit Judge
for his approval. After being
approved by the Circuit
Judge, the list is then recorded
into the Circuit Court Minutes.
Step 3: After the list of
names- are recorded in the

Minutes, a photo copy of the
list is made. The Circuit Judge
or the County Judge, with the
Sheriff or his Deputy, and the
Clerk or his Deputy take this.
list (copy) into the Courtroom
where each name is cut off the
list (making one name on one
small strip of paper) .and
placed into the jury box. The
jury box is in custody of the
Clerk, the key to the box is in
the custody of the Sheriff. The
box and envelope containing
the key are always sealed with.
the signatures of the Judge,
Sheriff and Clerk. The Judge
always inspects the envelope,
seal and the jury box seal to be'
sure the seals have not been
Step 4: At a future date,.
always 10 days before a trial is
scheduled, the Judge, Sheriff
and Clerk meet in the Court-
room, the Clerk bringing the
jury box and the Sheriff

bringing the key. The Judge
opens the box and proceeds to
draw a predetermined num-
ber of names that will com-
pose the Venire list. These
names are placed on the
Venire in the order they are
drawn from the box, being
typed by the Clerk, who then
delivers said Venire to the
Sheriff for .service, which
means, the Sheriff will pre-
pare a jury summons for each
name on the Venire and
deliver that summons to the
person by mail, using what-
ever address is shown on the
Supervisors records, which is
included in the master list of
,., Step 5: On the day of Court,
all names on the Venire are
called by the Clerk in order
that the Court may know
which persons are absent, if
any. All persons answering
this call are then sworn by the
Clerk and thereafter ques-
tioned by the Court as to their.
qualifications. At this point
some may be excused for
various reasons. All those not'
excused remain in the Court-
room to be called as members
of a Jury to try the case before
the Court.
Step 6: The Court instructs
the Clerk to call the first six
names on the Venire list that
are in the Courtroom who are
now prospective jurors. The
Attorneys trying the case can
then excuse a certain number
of these prospective jurors. As
one is excused the next name
on the Venire is called. When

all Attorneys involved in the
trial are satisfied with the
prospective jurors and an-4
nounces to the Court that they,
accept these Veniremen be-;
fore them in the jury box, the
Court then instructs the Clerk
to swear the jury. The Clerk
then pointed out that the,,
Attorneys select the jury; not,
the Court, not the Sheriff, and,
not the Clerk. He further
stated that a person cannot;
volunteer to serve on a jury
because if this was allowed, it
would constitute a selection of '
a name to be used and that a%'
United States Supreme Courti
decision prevents the selectionri
of a name to be included or
excluded on a list of names to .
be placed into a jury box. "
Mr. Hand thanked the Clerk,
and said that under the systenr'
used it is easy to see why some"
names are never drawn. He
then questioned the Board asw
to how a road can be closed.'
The Attorney answered that'
after a petition is filed with the"
Board, a Notice of Intent is
published and a date set' for a.
Public Hearing. It was then
made known that Commis
sioner Davis has closed a road,
running through his property.
that has been used by thq
public for many years. Com-.
missioner Kennedy said he
will inspect this site. Mr. Hand
then thanked the Board for itp.
help and invited the Commis-,
sioners to attend their meet,
ings at any time. .;
The Board discussed thke
need to lengthen the culverts

on SR-22 to coincide with the
. new roadbed that has been
widened. The Attorney said
the Department of Transpor-
tation will do the necessary
work to correct this dangerous
situation at a cost to our
secondary road funds, in the
amount of $18,000.00. Where-
upon, there was a motion by
Commissioner Kennedy, se-
conded by Commissioner
Branch, and unanimously car-
ried that the following resolu-
tion 77-15 be adopted. The
resolution requests the De-
partment of Transportation to
correct the dangerous situa-
tion of the culverts. A copy of
this resolution is on file in the
Clerk's office.
Joseph N. Garrett and Al-
bert Whittington, members of
the Board of Commissioners
of Highland View Water and
Sewer District, presented
their bonds, in the amount of
$1,000.00 with the Continental
Insurance Company and the
same was duly approved by
this Commission.
The following applications
for employment were re-
ceived and ordered filed: Sara
Margrette Simmons, James
Earl Gathers, and Emma
Ruth Powell.
The Municipal Hospital filed'
its statement for emergency
services for the period ending
June 26, in the total amount of
$3,525.00, with the County
obligated to pay one-half the
amount due or $1,762.00. Upon
motion by Commissioner
Branch, seconded by Com-

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.

missioner Kennidy, and unan-
imously carried, the Clerk will
pay this statement.
The Department of Trans-
portation notified the Board
that SR-71 in W'ewahitchka,
from Pine to First Street, was
completed on Junie 17, 1977.
By letter, the Cit)! of Port St.
Joe requested that -a meter
bypass be constructed at the
master meter site on Niles
Road for the Oak Gt ove Water
and Sewer Project; that the
City will furnish all material
required if the Coimty will
authorize the contractor to do
this work. The BoariI said it
has heretofore agreed to have
this done. The Board said it
would talk to the Engi neer to
see if he has already iidvised
the contractor.
The Board voted to adver-
tise for a Public Hearing to be
held August 9, 1977, a\t 9:00
A.M. on the adoption of an
ordinance relating to Musical
or Entertainment Festivals
and a second ordinance p)ro-
hibiting the operation of mo. tor
vehicles on certain public
beaches in the County.
The Ambulance Committee',
at its meeting of July 11, 1977,
requested the Clerk to deter-
mine a statement of policy as
to future purchases for the two
ambulance services. After dis-
cussion, there was a moticn by
Commissioner Kennedy, se-
conded by Commissioner
Branch, and unanimously car-

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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.
Sunday Morning Worship ............. 11:00 A.M.
Sunday Night ............. ............ 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Night .................. 7:00 P.M.

Corner 20th St. & Marvin'
For information
call 229-6969


ried, that purchasing policy
for the two ambulance squads
continue as heretofore autho-
rized to purchase all of his
requirements; that the best
prices available be a deter-
mining factor in each pur-
chase, except in an emer-
gency and that items used
over and over, such as gaso-
line be purchased in the
County, if possible. All items
over $300.00 will be advertised
for and bids will be received
by this Board.
The Chairman discussed the
continued absence of the ne-
cessary easements for the
paving of the Stoke's Fish
Camp Road. He suggested
that a survey of the existing
dirt County road be made in
order that each land owner
will know exactly how many
feet of right of way he will be
required to give. No decision
was made as to how this
survey would be paid for.
The Mosquito Control Su-
pervisor reported that it now
appears that all land owners
involved will give the neces-
sary easements for the Butler
Bay Project. The Board in-
structed him to proceed with
this project as soon as the
easements are in hand. He
then informed the Board that
the only sure solution to
prevent citizens from dump-
kng their garbage on the Lister
Circle Road, running from
S&R-22A to the West Arm of the
Dtead Lakes, is to close the
road. He said it leads to a
priv ate boat landing; that the
ownt'rs are requesting the
road be closed, and that the
road 13erves no purpose, ex-
cept aia a lovers lane and a
place to dump garbage. The
Attorney advised that a writ-
ten petition from the land
owners requesting the City to
close this road is the only
proper waly to approach the
closing of tkhe road. He said
this is a City' of Wewahitchka
matter and the County has no
jurisdiction in closing a city
street or road.
The Attorney informed the
Board that he hl's prepared
easements to secure addition-
al width, from 30 ieet to 60
feet, for the Stone M'ill Creek
Road. The Chairman handed
these easements to the. Road
Superintendent and requested
That he have the land o 'ners
execute them. The Attorney
then read the new law pra'hi-
biting driving on sand dun es
within the construction set-
back line established by thke
State and on file in the Clerk's
Mr. Canty Jones request ted
information as to the mini-
mum and maximum ages : for
Volunteer Ambulance D ri-
vers. The attorney advise ed
that a Volunteer Ambulanice
Squad can adopt its own ag ie
limits and the only State
requirement is that the driwe r
have a valid drivers licensed
for this purpose. Mr. Joties
then questioned the Board as
to the membership of the
CETA Board and why more of
his people have not bee -n
employed. It was determine -d
that of the latest employer. it
under this program six wer, e
from his people. He theta i
questioned as to why none had I
been employed in the Court-
house. The Chairman said the
Board has only hired one
person in the Courthouse in'
the past two years and this
person had worked on the
same position under a tem-
porary program. Comrris-
sioner Kennedy requested the
Road Department to remove
the overhanging limbs on
Battles Street and Avenue E in
the City of Port St. Joe.
Commissioner Kennedy dis-
cussed the courageous and
noteworthy stand by .Mrs.
Anita Bryant of the Fic rida
Citrus Commission in oppos-
ing homosexuality. He said
that it has been reported by
National News Stories that
Mrs. Bryant would lose her
job with the Florida Citrus
Commission because of her
Christian position in this rmat-
ter. Upon motion by Comm nis-
sioner Kennedy, seconded by
Commissioner Branch, and


Corner Third Street and Baltzell Avenue

STANLEY E. YOUNG, Minister of Music & You Tn
Sunday Schobl ......................... 9:45 A.h %.
Morning Worship Service .............. 11:00A.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"

unanimously carried, the At-
torney will prepare a resolu-
tion supporting Mrs. Bryant's
position against homosexua-
The Board discussed a com-
plaint about the odor of gas in
Oak Grove. In an inspection of
the area no such odor was
The Board discussed the
replacement of two septic.
tanks at Sunland Recreation
Park that were damaged by
County equipment. It was
reported that two new tanks
have been installed and are
now in use. Upon motion by
Commissioner Kennedy, se-
conded by Commissioner
Branch, and unanimously car-
ried, Smith and Sons, the.
Contractor who installed the
two new tanks will be paid
$1,200.00, as per agreement
with the State Park Service,
who will repay the County.
The Finance Officer re-
minded the Board that all
budget requests have been
filed in his office; that in order
to meet deadlines as to adopt-
ing a budget, that the Com-
mission should begin studying
these requests at the earliest
date possible. The Chairman
called a special work-shop
budget session for July 14,
1977, at 5:00 p.m. and for July
25, 1977, at 5:00 p.m.
The Attorney reported that
in an effort to locate a suitable
location for a sanitary land
fill somewhere in the south-
ern part of the County, he has
entered into negotiations with
officials of the St. Joe Paper
Company; that a location with
a 21 foot elevation has been
found within a few miles of
Port St. Joe; that if, this
location can be approved by
the State and obtained by the
County, it would mean that
garbage from Port St. Joe and
throughout southern Gulf
County would not be required
to be transferred to a site six,
miles north of Wewahitchka.
The Chairman thanked the
Attorney for his efforts in this
matter and requested him to
push this project as fast as
Commissioner Branch re-
minded the Board that the
Assistant Road Superinten-
dent should have better trans-
portation and suggested that
a new vehicle be purchased
for him at this time. He asked;
if funds were available to
purchase a new pickup truck.
The Clerk said there were
unexpended funds in the -bud-
get for equipment, but that
these funds are earmarked for
two dump trucks that are on
order. The Road Superinten-
dent said it appears the deli-
very on the dump trucks may
be as late as December.
Finance Officer Jerry Gates .
requested the Board make a
decision on the proposal by,
Provident Insurance Com-
pany to reduce the premiums
for the medical insurance.,
Commissioner Branch moved
the Board accept the proposal
to increase the deductible
from $75 to $100 and change
the accumulation period for
the group, which would reduce
the premium for employees
only from $29.65 to $25.32 and
for dependents from $53.33 tq ;
$49.77. Commissioner Ken- :
nedy seconded the motion and,-'
it passed unanimously.
Commissioner Branch said
there is a need for a County,
building to be located at the
Beach to be used as a voting
precinct and for other pur-,
poses, such as a Community
Building. He said the Port St.
Joe High School Building
Trades Class will build the
county such a building, pro-
,iding the County furnishes all
n materials. The Board discus-
se'd this proposal. The Chair-
men said additional informa-,
tior,' is required before a
decision is made.
All payrolls for the month of
June were approved as paid.
The Clerk reported the
amount of fines and bonds
collected for the month.
There being no further busi-
ness the meeting adjourned.
Jimmy 0. Gortman,
Vice-Chair man
George Y. (Core, Clerk








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