The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: January 26, 1978
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Industry Deep Water Port Fine' People Safest Beaches in Florida

15' Per Copy

Petition Charges County

Has Misrepresented Rates

According to a petition pre- the water and sewer budget of even in the face of Gates'
sented to the County Commis- the City of Port St. Joe at insistence thatitwas the same
sion Tuesday night by Tom length and feel the rates as being paid by the City's
Levins, residents of Oak charged' are fair and not water and sewer customers,
Grove-112 of them at least -i.excessive". Gates reported with the exception of the
feel they were mis-led by the, that on his inspection of the service charge. This objection
county in the rates which City's budget, the rate will be came for nearly an hour from
would be charged for their '.about a "break even" deal for Leo Kennedy, who seemed to
new water and sewer service, the City. "They won't be think the City should sell the
Levins told the Commission ,
that residents had been orig-
inally advised their minimum
bill would be $10.30. "Now we City should sell Oak Grove water
read where it will be $14.50",d s s r 25
he said. at 50' and sewer service for 25'
Levins said, "I wasn't mis-
led. I knew the $10.30 was only per thousand gallons." -Kennedy
for the service and the pay-
ment for the mortgage would ,
have to be added to it, but
there, were many who didn't making any money at this water to the County in bulk for
understand this." .price", Gates said. 50c per thousand and provide
County Finance Officer Jer-: The finance officer went on bulk sewage pick-up for 25c
ry Gates reported that the to point out that part of the per thousand gallons.
charge was an educated esti- City's water and sewer opera- Kennedy argued, "Placing
mate 'since we didn't really tion is paid for by revenues Oak Grove on the system isn't
know how much the rate other than those received going to add any expense to
would be at the time". 'from the system. "This is the their system except maybe


S' appropriate to paint a replica of the Shark
:School Spirit mascot on the side of the tank facing the
football stadium. A crazy fool painter rode a
Since the City's new 900,000 gallon, hos'n chair for a couple of days last week,
S ($3o.000fri water tank has been"constructed' putting ith shark in place and applying the
across Long Avenue from the Port St. Joe, finishing touches to the new water tank.
High School football stadium, it seemed -Starphoto

Flim Flam Man

'Gates then took the floor to'
explain to the eight or 10
residents of Oak Grove .pre-
sent what the charges would
be and how they were arrived
at. Gates explained that the
rates would be the same as
charged in the City of Port St.
Joe with the addition of $3.24
per month per customer ad-
ded to each bill to take care of
repairs, service, billing, book-.
keeping. and other services
connected with operating the
The City's offer came to a
total of $9.00 for service and
maintenance. The County will
add $5.50 for the bond pay-
ments, making a total mini-
mum bill of $14.50 per month.
'Gates said, "We went over

reason the $3.24 service
charge is added to the Oak
Grove rate", Gates said, "so
Oak Grove will not be subsi-
dized by Port St. Joe tax
SEveryone in the audience
from Oak Grove seemed satis-
fied that the rate was a fair
:one and wanted the water. One
resident, Joe Brooks, said the
Rate was faith, but that he just
couldn't afford the service
with his limited retirement.
income. "Things are going up
every day", he said, "and my
income stays the same. I just
'can't afford it."
One resident of Oak Grove,
who also happens to be a
County Commissioner did
think the rate was'too high,

buying a few more gallons of
water each month." He said,
"From research I have made
from other cities (he would not
say which cities, when asked)
the City can treat water at 10c
per thousand and distribute it
for 10c per thousand. They are
now paying 12c per thousand
for raw water. They can sell it
to the County for Oak Grove at
50c and make 18c per thousand
gallons profit."
Kennedy's figures were his
own and were not taken from,
the City's water and sewer
costs and revenues.
Commissioner William
Branch then asked Kennedy
who would do the meter
reading and collection of the
Kennedy said, "Any person

could read the meters in a half
day and one other person
could make up the bills in a
day There should be no
maintenance for 30 years
since the system is new."
Gates then said the City is
already selling bulk water and
sewer service to Ward Ridge
at the same rate as offered to'
Oak Grove with a 20 percent
surcharge. "They do no main-
tenance or bookkeeping for
Ward Ridge", Gates pointed
Kennedy never did say on
what basis or authority he was
basing his figures. He said he
felt the City should sell Oak
Grove water and sewer at a
(Continued on Page 8)

A public hearing is in pro-
gress today at the Courthouse
here in Port St. Joe to take
testimony regarding the for-
mation of another bank.
The office of Comptroller
Gerald Lewis will have a
representative at the hearing
to take the testimony of local
people as to whether there is
or is not a need for another
bank in Port Si. Joe.
The hearing had originally
been scheduled' for early De-
cember, but the illness of a
key member of the new bank-
ing organization caused its
SA group of local business
men and citizens have filed for
a charter for the Bank of Port


Schools in the Port St.:
Joe area will be dismissed
next Tuesday, Jan. 31, ac-
cording to the following
schedule: Port St. Joe Ele-:
mentary, 12:30 p.m., Port
St. Joe High School, 12:46
p.m. and Highland View:
Elementary, 1:00 p.m.
The early dismissal 'is:.
due to a required in-
service workshop involv-'
ing both elementary facu'-:
ties on the afternoon of the

St. Joe, a state bank, to
operate here. The group con-
sists of Frank Hannon, Cecil
G. Costin, Jr., Dr. Wayne
Hendrix, Silas R. Stone, Ed-
win Williams, James B. Rob-
erts and Gannon Buzzett, all of
Port St. Joe and Bill Grant of
The hearing will be held
today in the Commission
meeting room at the Court-
house from 9:00 a.m., to 5:00
The group tried, unsuccess-
fully, several years ago to get
a national bank charter to
operate in the city, but the
application was turned down.
This latest attempt is to
secure a state bank charter.

The Gulf County Sheriff's
Department has arrested 24-
year old James M. Quattle-
baum, Jr., of 700 Highland
Court, Newport News, Virgin-
ia,' on two charges of grand
theft by fraud and one charge
of obtaining property by false
According' to Sheriff Ken
Murphy, Quattlebaum was us-
ing fraudulent schemes in the
Wewahitchka area to obtain
hundreds of. dollars from el-
derly residents.
"Quattlebaum would pre-
sent himself, 'usually to an
elderly widow, as an exter-
minator, and conduct an in-
spection of the victim's home,
. at no charge. After the in-
spection, he would convince
the resident that the home was
infested with termites or other

insects," Sheriff Murphy sta
stated. "On several occa-
sions," Sheriff Murphy said,
"Quattlebaum made the vic-
tims believe that their attic
was infested with small
snakes, by showing the victim
a live snake and stating that
he had found the snake in their
attic.. The people would pay
almost any amount for the
extermination procedure."
Quattlebaum's arrest took
. place Monday, January 16,
after he had attempted to cash
several large checks at the
Wewahitchka State Bank and
bank employees became sus-
picious, and notified the Sher-
iff's Department.
Quattlebaum is currently
being held in the Gulf County
jail under a $10,000 bond.

GC Testing Feasibility of Campus Here

Studies are now being made in Port St.
Joe and Apalachicola to test the feasibility of
locating a branch campus of Gulf Coast
Community College in Gulf County.
According to GCCC president, Dr. Larry
W. Tyree, a positive indication that such a
facility would be beneficial to residents of
Gulf and Franklin counties could result in a,
request for funds being made to the Florida
legislature during the coming session.
"Our District Board of Trustees has di-
rected us to gather all the data we can con-
cerning the number and type of services we
could be providing potential students living in
the easternmost portion of our district," said
Dr. Tvree.

.GCCC already offers courses in Wewa-
hitchka, Port St. Joe and Carrabelle and,
according to Dr. Tyree, "there is an increas-
ing demand for more courses by more
Dr. Tyree pointed out that the feasibility
study would consist of telephone and mail
surveys as well as interview with community
"Those familiar with Gulf Coast know
that the educational services we provide are
for people of all ages and ambitions.
Therefore, it is crucial to us that we obtain the
responses of as large a cross-section of each'
community as possible," he said.
Dr. Tyree added that anyone not con-

tacted by College officials was welcome to
write to him directly to express their views.
The feasibility study will be carefully
reviewed by GCCC's governing body, three of
which are citizens of Gulf county, before
further action is taken.
Board Chairman George G. Tapper has
long held the view that educational opportun-
ities should be made as convenient as possible
to the residents of Gulf county and has
supported the bus service which runs daily
between GCCC's Panama City campus and
the Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka high
"I share Mr. Tapper's enthusiasm for our
outreach programs and I should like to assure

the people of Gulf and Franklin counties that
Gulf Coast Community College will continue
in its commitment to meet their needs to the
fullest 'possible extent, regardless of the
study's findings," commented Dr. Tyree.
No decisions have as yet been finalized
regarding the size or location of the branch
campus "but", concluded Dr. Tyree, "these
are details that we could quickly resolve
should the people who would be served by
such a facility let us know they'd like to have
A questionnaire concerning the proposed
branch campus is found on page eight of The
Star. You may fill it out and return it to the
office of Dr. Tyree.

Kent Tapped by Jaycees As Outstanding

Burn Mortgage

First Baptists marked a special day
Sunday, when they burned the mortgage on
their new pastorium, built a few years ago on
Palm Boulevard. The mortgage was burned

at the morning worship services of the church
Sunday morning. Shown doing the honors are,
left to right: Pastor Billy Heaton; Cecil G.
Costin, Sr.. who has probably burned more
church mortgages than any other person in
town and Chairman of the Deacons, A. V.
Bateman. -Star photo

Glenn Kent became Port St.
Joe's 17th Outstanding Young
Man Saturday night, as the
Port St. Joe Jaycees conferred
the honor on one of their own
at the annual DSA banquet.
Past president Jim Cooley
presented the award, to Kent
after the Jaycees and their
guests had enjoyed a steak
supper at Butler's Restaurant
and had been entertained by
an inspiring address by Rep-
resentative William J. Rish.
Cooley said this year saw
many ballots cast in the
decision of who would receive
the important award, a nation-
wide project of the Jaycees.
Kent has been a resident of
Port St. Joe for five years and
has' been a member of the
Jaycees for just a little over
two years. During this time he
had distinguished himself as a
young man who is willing to
get things done and gets
involved in community pro-
During the past year, Kent
had been extremely active
with the Jaycees in several
projects which were designed
to help someone or to raise
funds for Jaycee programs

which were of comfort or aid
to individuals or groups, of
people in the community.
Kent was a leader in the
drive to raise funds for Cystic
Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy
and chaired the Jaycees an-
nual Toys for Tots campaign
of the Jaycees. He was largely
responsible for more than 30
children receiving toys and
goodies for Christmas, who
would have gone lacking had it
not been for the Jaycee pro-
In accepting the award,
Kent said, "I haven't been
here for very long. I am here
now, and I'm going to stay
here. I'm going to raise my
family here, so I'm going to do
what I can to make it a better
place to live".
Representative Rish en-
larged on the outstanding
young mpn theme in his
address, speaking on the sub-
ject, "If I were going to be
outstanding, I would want to..
He then enlarged on four
points, stating, "I'd take a
stand on everything which
faced my community after
getting myself informed. Rish

hit hard on the need for Next, the speaker said, "I than anyone else." The speak-
citizens to get themselves wouldn't be a critic of my er said he most admired a
informed on the issues. opponent or think I was better (Continued on Page 8)

Jim Cooley, left, presents the Outstand-
ing Young Man award to Glenn Kent, right, at

the Distinguished Service Award banquet of
the Jaycees Saturday night. -Star photq


Bank Charter

Hearing Today

*.', ~ F K

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 1978


^^- THE STAR -
Published Every Thursday at 306 Williams Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida
By The Star Publishing Company
Second-Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, Florida 324S6
V Wesley R. Ramsey ................. Editor and Publisher
WSP William H. Ramsey ................... Production Supt.
Frenchie L. Ramsey ................... Office Manager
Shirley K. Ramsey.......................... Typesetter


OUT OF COUNTY-7.00 OUT OF U.S.-One Year, S9.00
TO ADVERTISERS-In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold
themselves liable for damage further than amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is give scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word
barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.


Road Crisis Coming Up

A Lucky

Young Man
Carl Beard was an extremely
lucky young man last Wednesday
when the truck he was driving
slammed into the opening span of
the drawbridge at White City. The
cab of the truck ran up under the
lifting span, pinning Beard inside for
nearly an hour.
The accident happened just as The
Star was going to press last Wednes-
day, so all details of the accident
could not be obtained.
It still has not been determined
what caused the truck to hit the open
span. Beard had stopped for a soft
drink at one of the stations in White
City and was travelling very slow
when he hit the open bridge. "I tried
to stop". Beard said, "But the truck
just wouldn't stop."
Beard was treated for a cut tendon
on his thumb and many bruises and
He was lucky.
The photo at left shows the
extensive damage to the front and
cab section of the truck which Beard
was driving.
-Star photo

In Gulj

The boys from the State De-
*p artment of Transportation were in
town last week to officially tell
S county and city government that
after 1980 there would be no more
state participation in road building
S in the county.
Not only that, but the DOT men
'7-told the county that they would be
responsible for all road work on
State Road 22 from Wewahitchka to
Panama City and the Overstreet
Road. These two roads would no
longer be considered state primary
roads after 1980. They would be
county roads.
After this magical date (unless
Something happens in the mean-
S time) the state will be responsible
o nly for Highway 98 and Highway 71.
Gulf County has been able to.
build several miles of much-needed
aved roads during the past 25 years
'with the state secondary road pro-
gram. The program also maintained
most of the secondary paved roads
'*: until the past few years, when the
maintenance money for this purpose
Swas turned over to. the County

How Can Y

Gulf County and its municipali-
ties are continually receiving epis-
tles from the state and federal
governments stating they will re-
ceive less revenue sharing funds in a
.particular year because they are
.losing population. The most recent
case of this was this year, when
revenue sharing funds were cut back
Sfor Gulf County and its municipali-
SRight on the heels of this
pronouncement was an article in the
News Herald last Friday which
.stated that Bay County was growing
Son a pace with the state as a whole.
:*:Their rate of growth was near the
t:-op in the state.
Further on down in the commu-
nication was a short paragraph to


Praises Medical Care Here

Dear Editor,
To the community and two
of Port St. Joe, and the sur-
rounding areas, we, the par-
ents of Cynthia Yvette Lee,
Mr. and and Mrs. Lee of 844
Gibson Street, Titusville,
would like to express our deep-
est gratitude to the Doctors
Poonai; and to let you all know
that you all have doctors in
your community that you
should thank God for.
?N'The reason for this state-
ment is that Cynthia has been
it and out of Jess Parrish
Memorial Hospital in Titus-
ville, Fla., eight times (under
the care of different doctors),
and going to specialists since
1975, and her condition still
wasn't diagnosed. While visit-
ing my sister and her husband
here for the Christmas holi-
day, Mr. and Mrs. Willie
Allen, Dorothea, my sister,

recommended Dr. Poonai, so I
took Cynthia to him, and with-
out a full examination diag-
nosed her case. I would like to
thank him and the hospital
staff for a job well done. May

God bless each one of you is
our sincere prayer.
With best regards.
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Lee
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Allen
Cynthia Yvette Lee

Art Association Planning

Water Color Show In March

March 6 is the entry date for
the Panama Art Association's
annual Transparent Water-
color Show in Panama City.
All adult artists in the tri-state
.area of Florida, Georgia and
Alabama are eligible to enter.
The show will be open from
March 12th to March 31st at
the Municipal Auditorium in
Panama City. Ribbons and
purchase awards will be an-
nounced at the March 12th
grand opening ceremony.

A $5.00 entry fee entitles
each exhibitor to enter three
(3) paintings. All works must
be in transparent watercolor
(no ink, acrylic, tempra, etc.),
securely framed, and for sale.
Artists wishing to enter the
Transparent Watercolor Show
may write for entry blanks
and complete rules to the
Chairman, Annual Trans-
parent Watercolor Show,
Panama Art Association, P.O.
Box 883, Panama City, Fl


Commission at the urging of a vocal
group of the County Commissioners
Association, who kept bleating for
the opportunity so they could play
politics with road' work.
It would appear now, as if the
County Commissioners Association
has bleated too long and too loud.
Surely, their overtures were at least
partially responsible for the most
recent turn of events.
With the new program, a portion
of the current construction money
will come to the county. But, if the
county is able to get only a few miles
of roads paved or re-surfaced each
year with money available; if they
must maintain a backlog of 10 to 15
years worth of work to be done in the
future; if they have to continually
shuffle priorities just to keep the
sorely needed projects patched up;
how is the county going to manage to
maintaintwhqt roads we have, plus
the two major arteries which are to
be handed them in the future?
We can easily see a road crisis of
great intensity for Gulf County in the
near future.

ou Fight It?

the effect that Gulf County was
experiencing a growth of 9.4 per-
cent. Not a reduction, mind you; a
To top it all off, these figures
were released by the same people
who were cutting back on revenue
sharing funds because we "were
losing population".
The only way we can prove thai
population isn't diminishing, but ir
fact is growing, is to conduct a
census of our own. But we can't takE
a census with our own people: we
must call upon the federal govern.
meant to conduct a special census
The cost would be more than is being
lost in revenue sharing funds.
How can you fight a deal like

Clerk Mike Wright Outlines City

Activities In Talk to Kiwanians

City Clerk Mike Wright put-
lined some of the projects
underway in the City of Port
St. Joe, some of the joint pro-
grams of the City and the
County and some of the pro-
blems which face the City in
the future. Speaking before
the Kiwanis Club, Wright said
the City is currently in good
condition but faces an uncer-
tain future.
Several grants of federal
and state funds were received
by the City during the past
year and put to work on pro-
jects. The primary grant re-
ceived was the $3.6 million re-
ceived from the Environmen-
tal Protection Agency, which,
was promised in 1970. This
money is currently invested
earning the City approifinate-
ly $300,000 a year in interest.
Other grants received were
$280,000, which is being spent
for drainage work in the east-
ern section of town, $29,000 in
recreation funds received
from the State which is being
spent on a new softball com-
plex behind the high school
and should be complete in
early May; the last phase of
the recreation facilities in
North Port St. Joe is being
In addition to the grants, the
City has borrowed $1.4 million
from the Farmers' Home Ad-
ministration, which is being
used to install a water main
south of the present water
tanks to the new tank, con-
struction of the new tank at a
cost of $360,000 and doubling
the size of the water treat-
ment plant to give it a
capacity of one million gallons
of treated water per day.
Wright said the City has
made great strides in healing
past animosities between the
City 'and the County which
have existed for a long period
of time. "As a result, we are
getting and giving excellent
cooperation with the County
in several projects including
the softball fields and the
Hospital Emergency Room
service",.Wright said. In addi-
tion, the City makes available
equipment and facilities which
the county needs regularly.
The City Clerk reported that
the City and County have
reached a tentative agree-
ment for furnishing water and
sewer service to Oak Grove at
a reasonable rate which will
not cost the City taxpayers
money. He reported that City
employees have decided not to
affiliate with any union during
the past year, and the City had
up-graded its pay scale and
fringe benefits better than
they had ever been before.
The minimum salary now paid
by the City is $3.00 per hour.
Concerns of the City hinge
mostly on growth, or the sup-
posed lack of it, according to
Wright's report. He said the'
State claims the City has lost
200 in population since the last
national census and this re-
duces revenues to the City
from state and federal reve-
nue sharing funds. "We face
increased expenses in gar-
bage disposal on mandate
from the state; our insurance
premiums are increasing and
state and federal governments

are making more and differ-
ent requirements each and
every month which increases

our costs," Wright said. "This
means that one of our con-
cerns for the future is money",

he concluded. Suzanne Hammock, Duane
Guests of the club were Key McFarland and Wade Stouta-
Clubbers Julane McFarland, mire.



The power of the press is exhibited once
again ... I am now up to my eyeballs in wooden
thread spools.
Last week, I couldn't find one anywhere;
now. I have them running out my ears.,
Last Wednesday evening, I had just arrived
home and was in the process of eating a bite of
supper when the phone rang. A kind lady from
North Port St. Joe (she didn't say who she was)
asked me, "Do you really need some spools? I
have some you can have if you need them".
I thanked the lady and said, "I don't
particularly need them now. I was just
reminiscing about how useful they were for kids
to play with and for grown-ups to fix things with
and now they are no more."
Thursday afternoon, I took off for Jackson-
ville for the quarterly meeting of the Home
Mission Board of the Florida Baptist Convention
and got back Friday night about 9:30. The first
thing which greeted me was a box of wooden
sewing thread spools which people had brought
in during the afternoon Thursday and all day
I received spools from Mrs. Ann Till, Mrs.
Emory Stephens, Mrs. A. E. Joines, MVrs. W. B.
Simmons, Mary Herring, Mrs. Dave Maddox,
Mrs. L. E. Thursday and Mrs. Fred Walton, and
I now have a shoe box full of wooden spools of all
sizes. If I have forgotten anyone who sent spools,
please accept my apology.
Mrs. Wayne Buttram, a friend of ours, had
even called from Quincy to find out if I had
located some spools. She had a supply she would
send me if I still needed them.
So. if the screen door handle ever breaks, if
the knob falls off the dresser drawer, if I need a
weight on the end of a light cord, or another spool
for my scotch tape dispenser, or the grandsons
talk me into making them some tractors or
trucks. or if any of you happen to need a spool for
any reason or other, just call on me. I have a
plentiful supply and will be glad to share.

I saw a headline in the paper Saturday
morning which read, "Ramsey Not Quite So

Parent Advisory Council

Meeting Sat., Jan. 30

There will be a District Title
I Parent .Advisory Council
meeting, Monday, January 30,
at 3:00 p.m., at the Gulf
County School Board's Staff
Development Center, located
at the Gulf County Court
House in Port St. Joe.
The purpose of this meeting
is to familiarize parents with
the Title I program in all three
elementary schools in the
county and discuss the rules
and regulations involving the
Title I program, with special

emphasis on the duties and
responsibilities of the school
and district Parent Advisory
Plans for a workshop teach-
ing parents how to make and
use instructional materials for
use with their children at
home will also be discussed.
The highlight of the meeting
will be a filmstrip explaining
the State-wide Assessment
Program and a discussion of
its importance to Title I
students and parents.

Crazy Anymore". Hey! That's good news isn't
it? It's at least good news to me.
If you want to dispute this news, you'll have
to go somewhere other than here, because I
didn't make the statement. It was. made by
someone else. As a matter of fact, I wasn't even
told about this new development before I read it
in the paper.
It wvas just as much news to me as it was to
you, but I won't argue with it.

I read a piece in the paper recently which
said teachers in the state are "resigned" to
eventual testing. I think the word "resigned"
might be a little weak to apply in this situation; I
feel they more or less accept the fact that testing
will be a thing of the future, but I cannot see
them as being "resigned" to the fact.
I think it is unfortunate that such a
proposition should be made right on the heels of
the release of the state-wide functional literacy
tests, which showed a large percentage of the
students-throughout the state are not getting
what they need in mathematics. Possibly some
would construe these two things as suspicion that
the teachers were at fault in Johnny's not being
able to handle his sums as he should.
I can't argue against testing teachers. I feel
that anyone in such a sensitive job should take
periodic tests, just as doctors, lawyers, crafts-
men who work with life and death situations such
as utility linemen and workers should to make
sure they maintain their proficiency.
Testing teachers to conduct a witch hunt
would be distasteful to me and we feel it would do
our state little good.
If Johnny couldn't figure his sums properly
in Gulf county, or Gadsden county, or Duval
county, we might be able.to lay the blame at the
feet of the teachers. Since the high rate of failure
was prevalent throughout the state, I would be
more prone to lay the blame at the feet of the
ones, who choose the curriculum and the text
books, rather than the one who teaches them.
In all probability the blame can be
distributed among those who fail to see that a
student does his homework properly at home.
And, even then, if this is the fault, why didn't a
high percentage of the kids fail the communica-
tions tests also?
Since many kids who do well in math in
school failed the tests, it has to be either the
curriculum or the language of the tests
themselves. Perhaps the test writers failed their
communications testing in putting forth lan-
guage for the math problems which was just a
little foggy as to just what the test writer was
looking for. Maybe the directions for the problem
didn't "communicate" in clear terms what the
test' wanted in the way of an answer.
Since the kids passed the communications
tests with flying colors, it hardly seems they
were unable to comprehend what was written
down for them if it was done properly.
Since none of us have been able to seetthe
tests, even this supposition can only remain a



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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 1978 PAGE THREE


Jerry Gainer, 68, Dies

Suddenly at Home

Jerry Gainer, 68, a long-
time resident of Port St. Joe,
passed away suddenly at his
home, Monday, January 16.
Mr. Gainer was a retired
employee of St.-Joe Paper Co.
Survivors include: his wife,
Mrs. Essie Mae Farmer of
Port St. Joe; sons, Edward
Gainer of Newark, N.J.,
Mansfield and Johnny Gainer
of Port St. Joe, Willie Lee
Gainer of St. Petersburg, and
Henry Gainer of Detroit,
Michigan; two daughters, Ms..
Ella Mae Gainer of Port St.
Joe and Ms. Mary L. Gainer of
Newark, N.J.; three sisters,
Mrs. Melvina Clemmons and'
Mrs. Lou Effer Speights, both
of Marianna and Mrs. Celia
Cuttino of Newark, N.J.; four

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Cassani Dies
Lena Margaret Cassani,
mother of Capt. Henry L.
Cassani of Port St. Joe, died
on January 18, in Quincy,
Massachusetts after a long
illness. Mrs. Cassani was a life
long resident of Quincy, Mass.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Louis S. Cassani, her
son, Capt. Henry L. Cassani of
Port St. Joe, her daughter,
Lois Jeanne Cassani of North-
boro, Mass. She is also sur-
vived by three sisters, Mary
Martell of Quincy, Mass.,
Carol Bersaii of Quincy,
Mass. and Angie Davenport of
Cape Cod, Mass. She is also
survived by nine grandchil-

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brothers, Mansfield, Wesley
and Nathan Gainer, all of
Detroit, Mich., and Benjamin
Gainer of Newark, N.J.; 18
grandchildren and four great
Funeral services were held
at two p.m. last Saturday,
Jan. 21, in the Mount Carmel
Baptist Church, with the Rev.
L. Baker officiating. Inter-
ment followed in the family
'plot of .Forest Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Fun-
eral Home, Port St. Joe.

'James Hall

Died Friday of

S Brief Illness

James Hall, 77, a resident of
Port St. Joe, died Friday.
following a brief illness. Mr.
Hall was a retired employee of
Alberta Crate Co.
He is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Maggie Hall of Port St.
Joe; five sons, Leslie, Kinchen
and Mack Hall, all of Port St.
Joe, Harry J. Hall of Chanute,
Ill. and Charles Hall of Port-
land, Oregon; a. step-son,
Charlie C. Frena of Augusta,
Ga.; two.daughters, Annie S.
Field of Port St. Joe and Army
Jane Hall Of Wilmington,
N.C.; 18 grandchildren; 13
great grandchildren; and one
Step grandchild.
Funeral services will be
announced at a later date by
Comforter Funeral Home,
Port St. Joe.



, Jan. 26

Jan. 27

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Girl Scout Cookies Go On Sale Fri.

Girl Scouts in the Wetapo
Neighborhood will join other
troops from Taylor to Holmes
counties in their annual Big
Bend area cookie sales on
Friday. January 27 at three
o'clock. Brownies, Juniors,
and Cadettes will be ringing
doorbells from Friday until
February 11th, offering six
different varieties of cookies:
mint, shortbread, peanut
butter patties, peanut butter
sandwich, sandwich cremes,
and a new variety of Snow
All cookies will sell for $1.25
a box. There will be no
pre-ordering before the sale
Many Girl Scout projects
and activities are financed by
your purchase of Girl Scout
cookies. Each troop receives
12'2 cents per box of cookies
for their projects locally.
Camp certificates are
awarded to help pay the way
to a resident summer camp.

Mrs. Gilbert Retiring
Ruby Gilbert, shown above, is retiring from the Gulf
County Health Department, announced Dr. W. T. Weathing-
ton. County Health doctor. Mrs. Gilbert has been a fixture
with the Health Department for the past 30 years, and has
directed the activities of the Thomas Meriwether branch
office in Wewahitchka. Her retirement will become effective
on January 31. -Star photo

Gregg Is EMT

ofthe Week

.Jim Gregg, the leader of the
Port St. Joe squad, is the
featured member of the ambu-
lance squad this.week.
Jim joined the squad when it
was formed and has been an
active member ever since. He
has served as supply officer
and assistant squad chief be-
fore taking over his present
duties as squad chief.
Jim is a Florida'registered
Emergency Medical Techni-
cian and has found a new
career for his life due to his
association with the squad and
reaching the status of EMT:
' Gregg has been an em-
ployee of tfe Municipal Hospi-
tal as a surgical assistant. He
is now in the process of
furthering his career in medi-
cine by enrolling in the Gulf
Coast Community College
School of Nursing. Meanwhile,.
he is working part time at the
Municipal Hospital as a nurs-

ing assistant. and heading up
the ambulance squad. In his
spare time, he is teaching an
EMT course for new squad

Other monies from the cookie
sale are used by the Apa-
lachee Bend Council to sup-
port their two camps, Camp
for All Seasons near Talla-
hassee and Camp Eleanor
near Panama City.
Girls who grow up in Scout-
ing grow up with a code of
friendship, loyalty, service
and honor. This serves them
well in their future years as
mothers, homemakers, or
career women. Girl Scouting
teaches girls of all races and
creeds to work together for the
common good. They learn how
to get along with one another,
to become better citizens, to
be of service to*their com-
munity, and to accept re-
When you buy Girl Scout
cookies, you help today's girls
grow into happy, resourceful,
responsible women. You are
helping build a better America
of tomorrow, and making the
advantages of Scouting avail-

able to more girls. You are tomorrow's reality. Please,
helping make today's dreams make a dream come true--

Convenient A Service

Fast and friendly prescription service Is always
available. We carry a large supply of prescription
drugs along with remedies that can be purchased
without prescriptions. We also maintain a complete
record of your prescription purchases and can
furnish you.-with a copy instantly for income tax


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News. .

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Can you name three Tran-
scendentalists? give the
chemical formula for am-
monia? name all the states
that seceded from the Union?
I thought I could; but that was
before last week's semester
tests. I guess all my teachers
read last week's column and,
after grading my tests are
now doubting if I truly am
functionally literate.
Last week, I wrote that the
Key Club and Keyettes were
selling dogwood trees for $1.00
each. Well, now they're selling
something else: tickets to a
fish fry. The tickets are only a
dollar apiece and you can get
them from any Keyette or Key
Club member; but I would
really appreciate it if you
bought them from me, since I
was the guy who told you
about it. The fish fry will be
this coming Monday, the 30th;
buy your tickets NOW.
The ROTC unit is planning
to go through one week of

Navy boot camp at the Naval
Training Command in Orlan-
do next week. While at N.T.C.,
the cadets will receive exten-
sive instruction on swimming
and survival, personal hy-
giene and first aid, firefight-
ing, obstacle course, and drill
with a Navy drillmaster. Ap-
proximately 40 cadets will
take part, leaving Sunday
morning and returning Sun-
day afternoon.
Before closing, I would like
you, the reader, to take a look
at the heading of this column.
Still no picture, still no jazzier
title, still no larger type. You
have to say, my column is a lot
more interesting and informa-
tive than Mr. Ramsey's: have
I ever insulted your intelli-
gence by writing a column
about wooden spools and cigar
boxes? But his column is
always on the second page.
That only proves that in this
business, it's not what. you
know, but who you know.

First United

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


PAGE FOUR THE STAR. Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 1978

Miss Marion Ann Costin and Willie

Carr, Jr. Are United In Marriage

Miss Marion Ann Costin and
--Willie Carr, Jr. were united in
-marriage in a double-ring
candlelight ceremony on Fri-
,dayt, December 30, at, 7:00
Sp.m. in the sanctuary of the
:First Baptist Church;of Port
St. Joe. The Rev. Bill Heaton
,and the Rev. Rusty Fulford
:performed- the- evening cere-
--The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Ashly M Costin
df Port St. Joe. The bride-
groom is the son of Mr. and
. ?rs. Freddie, M. Branch of
V- Wewahitchka.
Nbi ptial organ music for the
.occasion was provided, by
Mrs. Lavinia Heaton.
SMrs. David Fernandez, ac-
companied by Billy Rich, Jr.
9 D the piano, sang "'More",
Su"aWalk Hand in Hand", "Whi-
ither Thou Goest" and "The
=Lord's Prayer".
Given in marriage by her
-father, the bride descended
the aisle in a formal length
gown of white organza and
Z peau de ange lace..The.sweet-
Sheart necklined gown featured
'Aheer yoke fashioned in peau
de ange lace. Sheer bishop
sleeves accentuated with lace
appliues were caught at the g
prris t with lace cuffs. The -.
-A-line skirt sprinkled with
lace bands, fell from the
empire Waistline to floor
length, extending into a chapel
fengtl train.'To complete the
Shook, the bride wore a chapel
length mantilla edged in
snatching peau de angelace,
A attached to a juliet cap. Mrs.. Willie Carr, Jr
The bride wore a match
SThe bride wore a matched Todd Parrish, cousin of the scroll form by the Misses
=et:of. pearls which were
taerte fornher a granparent For her daughter's wedding, Jill Strait, Julie Allenand Lee
er fiternal grandparents. '
To complement them, she Mrs. Costin chose a formal Miller.
W ore tiny :pearl earrings, gown of emerald green jersey The focarpoint of the church
Sihich were a gift of the bride- featuring an empire waist, was a large wrought-iron can-
whic were a gift of the bride. ur e Ir d t o
Sgroom. ,. softly folded at the necldine. dletree featuring numerous
SShe carried her moth's Her outfit was complemented candles and interspersed with
She carried hear mother's
White lace covered Bible. i by a pink rosebud corsage. fresh greenery. White love
tide the Bibleshe carried a Mrs. Branch chose a formal birds were placed high in the
i inty lace handkerchief, gown of teal blue featuring tree. The tree was flanked by
hichhad been made for her long sleevesand a cowl neck- many additionalcandelabra,
line. She also wore a corsage each decorated with green-
randmorei by an o80-yearold
o man. The handkerchief has of pink rosebuds. ery, centered by huge white
carriedin thewedding The maternal grandmother, satin bows..
f her randoth, h Mrs. Herschel H. Parrish Each of the church windows
otherand her hunter t r 'o wore a formal gown of avo- held tall, single candlesticks,
other and her a amt.Toppingd t
e Bible was a velopy cas cad green, permanently complemented with .fresh
cading bouquet, cened wh pleated skirt banded by lace. greenery, white satin balls
a white orchid. Surrounding For her corsage she wore and love birds. On either side
white carnations and babies of the altar were baskets:
he orchid were miniatur car- breath. Mrs. C. G. Costin, Sr., containing white gladioli and
nations, stephanotis and bab paternal grandmother, wore a daisies. Huge green ferns'
4& breath. paternal g
e bride's attendants were formal gown of pink knit, com- added additional beauty to the
her sister Leslie Costin, maid plemented by a corsage of scene.
of honor; Debora Branch white carnations and babies RECEPTION
sister of the groom, mtron of breath. Paternal grandmother Following the ceremony, a
hibnor; Renee Costia, Allison of the groom, Mrs. B. A. reception was held at the
Cpstin, Stephanie Parrish, Peters, wore a street length home of Mr. and Mrs. C. G.
usins of the bride, and Gail print dress and matching Costin. St., paternal grand-'
Rogers. jacket. She too wore 'white parents of the bride. The home
Tgheattendantswere identi- carnations. was beautifully decorated in
The attendants weresidenti- Guests were presented a the bride's chosen colors of
call attired in long dresses of special wedding thank you in cranberry, pink and white.
FCanberry quiana, featuring
etipire waists and long
Wieves. They wore matching
roebuds in their hair. Each
attendantt carried a colonial.
nosegay of red roses and cran-
berry tipped carnations. Fea-
tiired in the'center of each
arrangement was a dainty
Oilier bell, a gift of the bride.
i'The flower girl, Miss Shan-'
.en Kae Parrish, cousin of the Enjoy the
bride, wore a long dainty gown
if white organza. Her only.
:rinament was a dainty silver N ew I ok
hlt a gift of the bride. She e lo
carried a white basket of rose
.IFreddie M. Branch served, We've just finished '
hs son as best man. Ushers D.
were Robert Ashley Costin, redecorating.
,brther of the bride, Freddie
E2: Branch, brother-in-law of _L
* fle groom, Steve Blackmon,
Don Hewitt and Mark Settig. Beginning January 30,
3Tinior ushers were Mark Cos-
'tin, brother of the bride and

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The bride's book was pre-
sided over by the Misses
Carolyn Carr, Kim William-
son and Mrs. Neal Wood,
cousins of the bride.
The bride's cake, punch,
coffee and groom's cake were
presided over by many friends
and relatives of the young
couple. Mrs. William A. Alt-
staetter and Mrs. James E.
Costin served as special floor
Among the out-of-town
guests were: Mr. and Mrs.
Mel Magidson, Sr., Mr. and
Mrs. Mel Magidson, Jr. and
Clay of Atlanta; Mr. and Mrs.
D- A. Williamson, Kim and
Tom. of Mt. Brook, Ala.; Mr.
and Mrs. Neal Wood of Bir-
mingham, Ala.; Mr. and Mrs.
Herschel H. Parrish, Sr. of
Orlando; Mr. and Mrs. Her-
schel H. Parrish, Jr., Step-
hanie, Todd and Shannen-of St.
Augustine; Mr. and Mrs.
Bruce Luthy of Dover, Ohio;
Trey Carr of Tallahassee; Mr.
and Mrs. David Carl Gaskin,
Ms. Annie Gaskin, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Graddy, Linda
Kent. Cosetta Walsingham,
Matt Whitfield, Mr. and Mrs.
Oscar Redd, Mr. and Mrs.
David Redd, Mr. and Mrs.
Jack Blount, Mr. and Mrs.
DeWayne Manuel and Vans,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Greer and
Mrs. Nils Millergren, all of
Wewahitchka; Mrs. Mary Ann
Christo, Mrs. Leonard Mes-
sick. Lori and Lisa, Mr. and
Mrs. John Berryman, Mrs.
Ernest Spiva and Susan, all of
Panama City; Mrs. William J.
Mills of Blakely, Ga.; Mrs.
Walt Dickson of Nashville,
Ga.: Mrs. Wesley Carr of
Auburndale, Ala.; and Mrs.
Dave Kempl of Chipley.
The couple is at home in
Wewahitchka following a brief
honeymoon to Disney World
and St. Augustine.

Edith Manieri -

Rick Godfrey

Are Married
:Mr.:and Mrs. George Md-
Lawhon announce the mar-
riage of their daughter, Edith
Manieri, to Rick Godfrey, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Elmore M.
Godfrey, III. The wedding was
an event of Friday, January
20, at one P.M.
The bride's parents honored
the couple with a small recep-
tion in their home on Monu.
ment Avenue, with immediate
families attending.
The couple and her daugh-
ter, Cheyenne,will be residing
on Palm Boulevard.

eight, with

v from Liso's
t, Jan. 30

Cmdr. Humphrey Speaks to DAR

"We (the United States)
have done wonders in keeping
other nations of the world
These were the words of
Commander David Humphrey
who spoke to the members and
guests of the St. Joseph Bay
Chapter, Daughter of the
American Revolution at their
January meeting held last
Wednesday, January 18, at the
Garden Center. of Eighth
Street, following a delightful
luncheon served by members
of the Port St. Joe Garden
Commander Humphrey,
Commander and Instructor of
the Naval R.O.T.C. at the Port
St. Joe High School, was
presented by Mrs. Nobie H.
Stone, Chairman of National
Defense, to speak on the
subject "Strength of Pre-
paredness". Being educated
at the Georgia Military-
Academy in Atlanta and in
Charlestdn, South Carolina, as
well as serving as a member
of the Naval R.O.T.C. in
Pensacola and making two
Viet Nam tours, the speaker
was well qualified to develop
this subject.
Of the two words,
"Strength" and "Prepared-
ness", Commander Humph-
rey said that Webster did a
good job defining them. He
said that the willingness to use
our strength is part of our
character as a nation; that we
must have compassion, but at
the same time we must be
militarily tough; that we must
be firm; that we must do what
is right to do; that we must let
other nations know for sure
that we can and will use our
strength if provoked to do so.
He said further that Science
and Technology have taken
away from us the ability to
stand back and wait, and have
brought us to the Atomic Age;
that if war broke out today,
either we are ready or we are
not ready. Immediate action
is required and there is no
time to get ready. He said that
scientific development is so

Mrs. Nobie Stone.'Mrs. W. O. Cathey, Jr. and Commander Humphrey.

fast that we have to keep
moving to keep up with it; that
a super weapon today may be
wholly undependable tomor-
row; that strength and pre-
paredness are so important
That everybody owes a couple
of years to military training,
women as well as men, and
that military people should be
given the same respect they
commanded before Viet Nam.
He said we should know what
is going on in government and
spoke of the danger of selling
to Russians high technology
computers. Quote, "The cost
of defense is 'high. If we.don't
pay it, we can lose our
Relative to his work in Port
St. Joe, Commander Hum-
phrey said that there are 223
high school units acorss the
nation; that there are some
fine units in this area includ-
ing boys and girls, and that

unless this, unit can be built up
to 100 members, it will be
disbanded. At the close of his
-speech, Mr. Stone presented to
him an American flag, a gift of
the chapter.
Mrs. Paul Fensom, Regent,
welcomed the guests and ex-
pressed appreciation to Mrs.
Copenhaver, Sr. for some
lovely geneological books
which are now in the new
library. She also announced
that the St. Joseph Bay char-
ter is now hanging in the
multi-purpose room of the lib-
Mrs. Billy Quarles thanked
members for clothes and
school supplies for DAR
Schools and announced that
the chapter has given to each
Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson,
Mrs. W. F. Fite and Mrs. V. M.
Hoffman, Jr. were approved
as delegates to the Florida

Conference DAR in March.
Hostesses for the January
meeting were Mrs. George
Core, Mrs. W. F. Fite and Mrs.
Gannon Buzzett.


3rd Birthday
Bennon Cordell Thompson,
Jr. celebrated his third birth-
day on Sunday, January 22.
Helping him to celebrate
were: his sister, Felisha;
brother, Tori; cousins,
Ronald, Rhonda, and Robin;
his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Bennon Thompson, Sr.;
maternal grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. John W. Whitley,
Jr,; and paternal grand-
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cullen
Thompson, Sr., all of Port St.


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TIE STAR. Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JAN. 26. 1978 PAGE FIVE

Municipal Hospital Auxiliary Is

Recruiting Members for Service

ii The Municipal Hospital
Auxiliary held its first meet-
ing of the year last Friday,
January 20.
Many plans for the upcom-
ing year were discussed and
more volunteers are desper-
ately needed to carry out these

Mrs. Adkins Is

Group Hostess
Mrs. George Adkins was
hostess to Mission Group II of
the First United Methodist
Church for its January meet-
ing. Eleven members were in
attendance and. one visitor,
Mrs. Octavia Copenhaver.
Mrs. Chauncey Costin pre-
sided over the business meet-
ing. Members were remind-
ed that February is activities
month for this group.

Fay Gardner InstalledAs Noble

Grand by Rebekah Lodge 22

The installation ceremony,
for Mrs. Fay Gardner and her
supporting staff of officers
was conducted by Melody
Rebekah Lodge 22 in the
Masonic Lodge Hall here in
Port St. Joe Saturday evening,
January 21, in an open candle-
light service.
The party area of the Hall
was resplendant under the
glow of candlelight with large
floral arrangements of Red
Roses. the chosen flower of the
Noble Grand, artistically ar-
ranged at balanced focal
points with the open Bible
beautifully decorated as the
focal point of the Noble Grand
Mrs. Linda Fay Smith re-
gistered the guests, as her son
John Wayie Smith gave out
the programs of the evening
-' schedule:
Jamie Lester and Charles
Smith were the candle
SMrs. Elizabeth Jones pre-
'"sided at the openings of the
Lodge and her message was
one of gratitude to her officers
and members for assisting her
in the promotion of a very
successful year. She pre-
sented Mrs. Marianne Peter-
son, District Deputy President
and her staff, Mrs. Jessie

Hilton, Deputy Marshal,
Shirley Webb, Deputy
Warden, Mrs. Hazel Sims,
Deputy Recording Secretary,
Mrs. Dicie Kilpatrick, Deputy
Treasurer, Mrs. Doris Smith,
Deputy Chaplain, Mrs. Joyce
Williams, Deputy Musician,
Mrs. Estelle Parramore,
Deputy Inside Guardian, and
Dorothy Smith, Deputy Out-
side Guardian.
Mrs. Merle Weeks, the new
Vice Grand, gave the obliga-
tion charge to the Junior Past
Noble Grand, Elizabeth Jones
and pinned the Past Noble
Grand Jewel on Mrs. Jones.
The. following elective
officers were installed from
the floor: Noble Grand Elect
Mrs. Fay Gardner; Vice
Grand Elect Merle Weeks;
Financial. Secretary Elect
Aline Hightower; Recording
Secretary Elect Shirley
Webb; Treasurer Elect
Maxine Roberson. The follow-
ing appointed officers were
installed in like manner:
Warden Lois Daniels; Con-
ductor Addie Goodson; Chap-
lain Marie' Wynn; Musician
Joyce Williams; Color Bearer
Mamie Lou Dare; Inside
Guardian Nadine Branch;
Outside Guardian Fannie
McMillian;. Right support to


Corner Third Street and Baltzell Avenue
STANLEY E. YOUNG, Minister of Music & Youth
Sunday School ........................ 9:45 A.M.
Morning Worship Service .......... 11:00 A.M.
Church Training ....................... 6:15 P.M.
Everng Worship Services ............ 7:30 P.M.
Prayer Meeting (Wed.) ............... 7:00 P.M.
"Come and Worship God with Us"
" )'

the Noble Grand Jeanette
.Lee: Left Support to Noble
Grand Jessie Owens; Right
Support to Vice Grand Hazel
Sims; Left Support to Vice
Grand Violet Harrison; Right
Altar Bearer to Chaplain Mrs.
Onnie Herring.
Micky Gannie, Grandson of
Mrs. Fay Gardner was Bible
Bearer for the obligation Cere-
mony for the elective Officers.
Myrna Fernandez charmed
the listeners by singing "The
Love of God", the song chosen
by the Noble Grand as her
favorite song, she was accom-
panied by Kimberly Weech at
the piano.
Rev. Dave Fernandez gave
the invocation.
Nelson Gardner presented
his wife with a lovely bouquet
"of red American Beauty roses
and the daughter Mr. and Mrs.
Wayne Gable also presented
their mother with a bouquet of
red roses.
SMrs.'Fay Glirdndr in her
acceptance speech expressed
her deep gratitude to all those
who had said "yes" in the way
of placing her in this position
of service and asked for their
continued support during her
year as Noble Grand. She
thanked her committees for
making the evening so enjoy-
able. She also introduced the
State Rebekah President,
sister Essie Nagel and told
how honored the group was to
have her at her installation.
Sister Essie had driven from
Tampa, Florida, all day Satur-
day to be able to attend the
installation of Officers for
Melody 22. Mrs. Gardner also
introduced her family and her
guest. The Vice Grand Merle
Weeks introduced her hus-
band, Early Weeks and her
guests. Mr. and Mrs. George
The Noble Grand names as
her Bible Verse, Psalms 19:14,
"Let the words of my mouth,
and the meditation of my
heart be acceptable in thy

Mrs. Edith Stone gave the
program from Hunt's "The
Light of the World" and also a
reading of "One Solitary Life"
by W. 0. Deskins.
Mrs. R. H. Brinson invited
the group to meet with her in

New officers for the Melody Rebekah Lodge are shown as
they were installed Saturday evening. Seated, left to right,
are: Merle Weeks, Vice Grand; Fay Gardner, Noble Grand
and Marie Wynn, Chaplain. Standing, from left, are: Joyce
Williams. Musician: Lois Daniels, Warden; Shirley Webb,
Recording Secretary; Aliene Hightower, Financial Secre-
tary: Jeanette Lee, R.S. to N.G.; Mamie Lou Dare, Cofor
Bearer: Hazel Sims, R.S. to V.G.; Maxine Robinson, Trea-
surer: Onnie Herring, Right Altar Bearer to Chaplain; Eliza-
beth Jones. Jr. Past Noble Grand; Jessie Owens, L.S. to
N.G.; Addie Goodson, Conductor; Fannie McMillian, Outside
Guardian: Nadine Branch, Inside Guardian and Violet
Harrison, L.S. to V.G. -Star photo

sight, O Lord, my strength,
and my redeemer." Mrs.
Gardner chose as her Motto:
Pray and Visitation. Her
Guides were the Holy Bible,
Ritual and Constitution. Her
Project: To launch a member-


in the Downstairs Hall after
the installation was com-
pleted. Visiting lodges for the
occasion were: Lynn Haven,
Parker, Panama City, and

Miss Wanda Broome


hip drive, and recruit new James Broome and Helen
members for 1978. Her Em- NOTE OF APPRECIATION Rogers, formerly of Panama
lem: Open Bible and Dove; We wish to take this oppor- City, proudly announce the
er flowers, the Red Rose and tunity to thank everyone for engagement and approach-
,ily; her songs. "How Great their donations, from friends ing marriage of their daugh-
'hou Art" and .JThe Lo.ve of .and churchesAinthePort-St. --(iWandlIa BroniB to'James
'od"t and her Watchwords. Joe area, when our home McClendon of Homosassa.
'riendship, Love and Truth, burned recently. Final plans will be an-
Refreshments were served Melvin & Betty Seawright nounced at a later date.

If you would like to donate a
few day or evening hours each
month to a very worthy cause
please call one of the follow-
ing: Louse Parker at 227-1861,
Betty Gilbert at 648-5047,
Emma Joines at 227-1686 or
Grace Meyer at 227-1536 or
stop by the Hospitality Shop at
the hospital and leave your


I wish to thank all who were
so nice to me during my stay
in the hospital, beginning with
the ambulance drivers and
attendants for their prompt
response to call, their kind and
loving care. I want to thank
Dr. Poonai and the hospital
staff and all the workers for
their kind and pleasant
I thank my friends for their
visits, calls, cards, candy,
cookies, flowers and many
other acts of thoughtfulness
-and love. Most especially the
many prayers for me.
I have said many times

name and phone number.
Workers are needed to help
with patients, run the Hospi-
tality Shop, help with the
grounds beautification and
numerous other areas.
If you have any items that
you would like to donate to the
Hospitality Shop, please call
any of the above persons or
drop them off at the shop.

before but I am going to
repeat it-- the best people in
the world live in Port St. Joe
and Wewahitchka, Gulf Couty,
May God bless each one and
keep them in his care is my
earnest prayer.
Ella C. Smithy


-Call -


Flowers "

Pot Plants

6 Cut Flowers


Gifts -
We have just returned
from market and have
new gifts arriving daily.

Gifts Cards Party Goods

SSugar Plum Tree
Florist and Gift Shoppe

319 Reid Ave. 229-6377-


We're finally winding down our

-preparations for opening Port St. Joe's

newest department store.

We'll beOpen

Friday, March 3


234 Reid Ave.

Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 1978


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Port St. Joe's basketball
Sharks banged out an inrpres-
sive high-scoring win over
Apalachicola Monday night.
The Sharks defeated the
Apalachicola quintet 70-58.
The 'Sharks out-scored their
southern neighbors in every
period. The local team had a
32-19 lead at half-time.
Robert Thomas, who made
the top 10 in scoring in the
state last week, paced the
Shark attack with his 28
points. Leon and Chuck Pol-.
lock each had 11. Terry Larry
and Cleveland Riley each put
10. through the nets.
Marty Brewer led the Apa-
lachicola team with 14 points.
Score by quarters:
Port St. Joe 14 18 18 20-70
Apalachicola 7 12 21 18-58

Tuesday night, the Sharks

:s Play .500 Ball

were. knocked out of the win Port St.Joe 13 12 17 13-55 week. Ti
column by a strong Wakulla Wakulla 10 16 22 10-58 comes h(
team which is boasting a 13-2 game in
mark on the season. The Sharks face a two ame day the

The win came hard for the-
War Eagles, having to come
from behind in the final mo-
ments of the game with four
free throws in order to gain
their 58-55 win.
Chip Pollock led the Shark
attack with his 18 points.
Robert Thomas added 16.
Fred Elbert of Wakulla led
both squads with his 25 point
The Sharks had a one point
deficit at half-time, but fell
behind by five points in the
third period scoring which
they were never able to over-
Score by quarters:

schedule during the coming Mosley.

night, Wewahitchka
ere for a 7:00 p.m.,
the Coliseum. Mon- .
Sharks will travel to


Corner of Fourth St. & Second Ave.

SUNDAY SCHOOL ..................... 9:45A.M.
WORSHIP SERVICES ..... 11:00 A.M. &7:30 P.M.
CHURCH TRAINING (Sunday) ......... 6:30 P.M.
MID-WEEK PRAYER (Wednesday) .... 7:30 P.M.

Nursery Provided

Rev. William N. Stephens,

Port St. Joe High School
Eincipal. Ken Herring, and
distant principal Edwin G.
lliams look on as Mrs.
rah A Riley, Senior Coun-
lor, makes final plans with

. _I The biddy basketball league
will see action this afternoon
-..at 2:45 in the Port St. Joe
-Elementary School gym To-
.day's games will pit the Cel-
::tics against the Pistons, and
the Knicks against the Roc-
SZ*ets. On Tuesday of next
~ek, January 31, the Celtics
11 ill face the Rockets, and the
TCnicks will battle the Rockets.
Church Basketball
SThe church basketball lea-
..gue continues its season on
Monday nights, at 7:00 p.m.,
'in the elementary school gym
SInterested persons may still
sign up for slimnastics for
women The course meets in
''the evening and the morning,
enabling more women in the
"community to participate.
Evening classes are held Mon-
day and Tuesday nights from
5:15-6:15, and Thursday night
from 6-30-7:30 Morning class-
:e:s meet on Monday. Wednes-
-lav and Friday from 9:00-

7" Don't Let
This Happen
To You!

ee Us First....
Radiators Are Our
Only Business!!

Complete Radiator

on the car 0

off the car 180
Radiators Cleaned t Repaired
For $16.50
We repair auto air
conditioning condensers.
All Work Guaranteed
90 Days.


'I ii

525 N. Cove Blvd.
(Acroos From Bay Memorial Hosp)

Presidential Classroom parti-
Tracie Norwood and Char-
lotte Jenkins will attend class
four beginning February 11.
Valeria Wynn and Stayce

10:00 Fees for the course,
held in the Centennial Build-
ing. are $5.00 per month.
Kathy Craig is the instructor.
Girls' Gymnastics
Jennifer Hendrix, instruc-
tor. has three classes for girls

The Gulf County Recreation
Department is considering the
sponsorship of Karate classes
here in Port St. .oe. In order
to do so. we need to know how
many in our community would
be interested in participating
in this sport.
You can let us know by
calling the Recreation Depart-

By Dean Modling
It was an off week for the
varsity Gators, but the junior
varsity and girls' team each
played one game.
The B team played at home
against Rosenwald of Pana-
ma City, last Thursday, Jan.
19. In an earlier game, Wewa
had won, and they once again
won. 39-37.
At the half, the score was
tied 13-13, but Rosenwald led
after the third quarter 28-23.
That third quarter saw three
technical fouls being called.
two on Wewa and one on
During the fourth quarter,
Wewa caught up, passed, and
held on for the victory; even
after having to play with four
people with :04 to go. This ran
their season record to 8-5.
The Lady Gators travelled
to enemy territory to take on
Sthe Port St. Joe Sharks. It was
a field day for St. Joe, with St.
Joe racking ip a 44-19 victory.
The Gators seemed to have
trouble passing to each other
on the court. Having them
intercepted aided St. Joe in
getting a 10-0lead at the end of
the first quarter.

.See The St. Joe Boys

Wayne Richburg
Tommy Thomas
704 w. 1th St.
Pnama City

at Ralph Swaits
Tommy Thomas
2436 LE. 1St. S
Pfuwo Cty

Trammell will attend class
six. This activity involves one
week on Capitol Hill in Wash-
ingior,. D C for each partici-
pant. where they will be in-
structed in governmental af-

interested in gymnastics. The
classes meet each Thursday
at the Centennial. Building,
with beginners at 3:30, inter-
mediate at 4:30 p.m. and ad-
vanced at 5.30. Cost is $8.00
per month.
For further information con-


This is the third year of
participation for the local high
school in this program. Mrs.
Sarah A. Riley, Senior coun-
selor, is the coordinator

tact the Gulf County Recrea-
tion Department at 229-6119,
or come by the office, located
upstairs in the City Hall.


High and low tides for St.
Joseph's Bay for the upcom-
ing week are listed in the table
below. The information is fur-
nished by the U. S. Weather
Bureau Station in Apalachi-

ment at 229-6119 or writing us cola.
a note to P 0. Box 206.
SWe need to hear from a good Friday
number of people in order to Sitrda y
sponsor this activity. This will Sunday
be open to men, women, boys,
and girls The instructor will Monday
be from the Karate Club in Tuesday
Panama City. Wednesday


12:49 A
v 5:22P

9:06 A
';9'14 A
:8 A -*.
8:39 A

7:03A 0C
2:26A -

The Gators gotbetter, but Rosenwald- 9 4 15 9-37
could never outscore the
Sharks in any quarter. Wewa- 0 3 4 12-19
Wewa- 7 6 10 14-39 Port St. Joe- 10 10 816-44

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 ........... ........... 6:00 P.M.
Wednesday Night .................... 7:00 P.M.

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


The Opening of

Marshall & Simmons'
Electrical & Plumbing Service

All Type'Home Appliance Work -
7 Any Type Electrical Wiring Work
Any Type Plumbing

Located at
109 4th St. Highland View

Owned & Operated by

Bus. 227-1602 or

229-8044, 229-6996


Consolidating domestic subsidiaries of the
Consolidating domestic and foreign subsidiaries of the
Fla. First National
Name of Bank

cf Port St. Joe

In the state of Florida at the cl6se of business on December 31,
published in response to call made by Comptroller of the Currency. under title 12. United States Code. Section. 161.
Charter number 14902 National Bank Region Number Sixth


Statement of Resources and Liabilities

Cash and due from banks.......... ... .. ........ ... .................
U.S. Treasury securities ........... ..... ............... ...........................
Obligations of other U.S. Gov't. agencies and corps................ ............. .........
SObligations of States and political subdivisions ........ ...... .....................
Other bonds, notes, and debentures ....... .............. ............... ............
SFederal Reserve stock and corporate stock .... .......... .... .... ........... .......... ....
Trading account securities................ .. .... ................................
Federal funds sold and securities purchased

ousands of dollars
4, 124,

under agreements to resell .................. .. .................... .. .... .. 1, 900,
Loans, Total (excluding unearned income) ................. 5,688,
Less: Reserve for possible loan losses ....................... 104,
Loans, Net ........... .. .... ... ........... ..................... .5,584,
.Direct lease financing .. ................................................... .........NONE
Bank premises, furniture and fixtures, and other assets representing bank premises .............. 360,
Real'estate owned other than bank premises ........................ .... ....... ............ 3,
Investments in unconsolidated subsidiaries and associated companies .................. ...... NONE
Customers' liability to this bank on acceptance outstanding .................. .............. NONE
Other assets...... .. ....... ................................................. ... ......149,
TOTAL ASSETS .......... ...... ..... ........................ 14,573,
Demand deposits of individuals, prtnshps., and corps.. ............ ........... ............. 6,770,
Time and savings deposits of individuals,
prtnshps., and corps. .... ......... .. .... .... ....... .... ..... 2, 571,
Deposits of United States Government. .... ............. ............................. 106,
Deposits of States and political subdivisions ............... ...................... ..... 2, 893 ,
Deposits of foreign govts. and officialinstitutions ... ... .'.-'.. .;..:- .. .. ..... NONE
Deposits ofi orimercial banks:.............................................. ..... .. NONE
Certified and officers' checks. ..................................... .................... 138,
TOTAL DOMESTIC DEPOSITS........................................... 12,478,
Total demand deposits ............... .............. 7,479
Total time and savings deposits ......................... 4.999 I
Total deposits in foreign offices .................. ....................................... NON
TOTAL DEPOSITS IN DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN OFFICES .......................... .12,4 / 8,
Federal funds purchased and securities sold

under agreements to repurchase ..... ................ ..... .....................
Liabilities for borrowed money ........................ ....................................
Mortgage indebtedness ................... ...................................
Acceptances executed by or for account of this bank and outstanding ......... ............
Other liabilities ..................................... .... .... .. .. .............. .... ..
TOTAL LIABILITIES (excluding subordinated notes and debentures) ........................


Subordinated notes and debentures ...................... ................................ NONE
Preferred stock No. shares outstanding NONE (par value) ...................... NONE
Common stock- a. No. shares authorized 16, 000,
b. No. shares outstanding 16 ,000, (par value) ........... 400,
Surplus ............................. ........................ ..................650
Undivided profits ................... ........... ..................... .............. 605,
Reserve for contingencies and other capital reserves ......................................... 20,
TOTAL EQUITY CAPITAL .................. ........ .... .......................... 1,675,
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY CAPITAL ................................................................14,573,

Average for 30 calendar days ending with report date:
Cash and due from banks ........................................................
Fed. funds sold and securities purchased under agreements to resell ........................
Total loans ................... ..............................................
Time deposits of $100,000 or more in domestic offices ................. ... .............
Total deposits ............ : ................. ................... .................
Fed. funds purchased and securities sold under agreements to repurchase ...................
Liabilities for borrowed money ............... .... .................................
TOTAL ASSETS ...... ......................... ... .......... .................
Standby letters of credit (outstanding as of report date).......................................
Time certificates of deposit in denominations of $100,000 or more (outstanding as of report date) .....
Other time deposits in amounts of $100,000 or more (outstanding as of report date) ............ ....


Glen W. Williams
Vice President & Cashier
of the above-named bank do hereby declare that this Re-
port of Condition is true and correct to the best of my
knowledge and belief.

0.- ~Azed V-* 2

/ Sinature
January 24, -1978

We, the undersigned directors attest the correctnessiof this statement of resources and liabilities. We declare that it has
been examined by us, and to the best of our knowledge and belief is true and correct.


z/41; e

ending. from left. are: Charlotte Jenkins. Valerie Tr:nim.11ll and assistant principal Edwin G: Williams. Seated
Principal Ken Hlerring. Tracie Norwood. Stayce is Mr, s.ih l-% Riley. guidance counselor.

udents Plan Trip to Washington

recreation Calendar of the Week

Classes Forming

for Karate Course

Gator "B" Squad, Girls,

Active During Week

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I -



Wednesday Nite League Renfro. Jia OBarr (sub) led
The Wednesday Night Lad' Pepsi with a 183 game and 507
ies'League met on January 18 series. Leading Renfro were
at St. Joe Bowling Lanes. Sydney Taylor with a 155
St. Joe Furniture won four game andCathy Howell with a
'games from Murphy's. Faye 433 series
Capps led St. Joe Furniture St. Joe Paper Company Con-
with a 183 gameand 466 series trainer Division won four
Janice Martina bowled a 147 games from Bowen's Cowgirls
game and 417 series for Mur- on lanes seven and eight.
phy's. Debbie Burns picked up Betty Hardin led the Contain-
a 4-7-10 split. er Division with a 154 game
On lanes three and four, and Betty and Lila Gibson
Florida Bank won three each had a 394 series. Lou
games,from Apalach Selects. McDonnell bowled a 156 game
Tomi Scheffer bowled a 193 and 360 series for the Cow-
game and 441 series for Flori- girls.
S., da, Bank. Diane Rogers hada.. ..Standings
148 game and 418 series for the Team W L
Selects. St. Joe Furniture 481/1 191/2
On lanes 'five and six, Pepsi Pepsi Cola 45 23
Cola won three games from Florida Bank 43 25

Renfro 34 34
SJPC Container Div. 34 34
Murphy's 31 37
Bowen's Cowgirls 18 50

Thurs. Nite Ladies' League.
The Thursday Night Ladies'
League met in action on Jan.
On lanes one and two, the
Wonder Bar and Highland
View Motors split, with two
games each. Doris Johnson
had a 126 high game for the
Wonder Bar. Lynn Lyle had a
178 high game and 413 high
series for H. V. Motors.
St. Joe Tel. & Tel. defeat-
ed the Kats for four games.
Nett Henderson was tops for
St. Joe Tel. & Tel. with a 156
high game and 430 high series.
Wanda Pate had a 145 high
game and Bertha Clayton had
a 403 high series for the Kats.
On lanes five and six, Ralph
and Henry's won four games
from the Playgirls. Ruby
White led Ralph & Henry's
with a 164 high game and 432
high series. Tomi Jo Scheffer
(sub) had a high game of 138
and Mary Murray had a high
series of 376 for the Playgirls.
The Surefoots took three

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i Gulf County

i School Lunch

ti, Menus

tun nm

Monday, Jan.30
Meat loaf. rice with gravy,

games from Raffield's on
lanes seven and eight. Hanna
Justice had a high game of 135
and Elsie Parker had a high
series of 355 for the Surefoots.
Joan Peterson was tops for
Raffield's with a 129 game and

337 high series.
H. V. Motors
William's Alley Kats
St. Joe Tel. & Tel.
Ralph & Henry's
Wonder Bar

57 11
53 15
44 24
37 31
26 42
22 46
21 47
12 56

turnips, fruit pie, cornbread.
Chicken pot pie with peas
and carrots, tomato wedge.
biscuit with butter, jello, milk.
Wednesday, Feb. 1
Hot dog, buttered corn. cole
slaw. cookies, milk.
Thursday. Feb. 2
Fishburger. French fries,
lettuce, tomato, cake, milk.
Friday. Feb. 3
Spaghetti with meat sauce,
cabbage slaw. green beans,
cookie, bread, milk.
These menus are subject to
change due to the availability
of foods.

ForQuick Results
Use the Classifieds

THE STAR. Port St. Joe. Fla.

THURSDAY, JAN. 26. 1978

Masonic Lodge Gospel Sing

to Present

Special Awards
Joseph J. Pippin, the Wor-
shipful Master of Port St. Joe
Lodge No. 111, has announced
that a specially called meeting
of the lodge will be held at 7:00
p.m. tonight, Thursday, at the
local hall.
The meeting has been called
to present awards for the
many years of service of a
number of the members.
Among those to be honored at
the meeting will be George C.
Adkins. who will be presented
with a 50-year pin and certifi-
cate. along with a lifetime
paid membership card. In
addition to the 50-year award,
a number of 25-year awards
will be presented.
All Master Masons who are
members of the local lodge, or
of other lodges in the Fourth
Masonic District, F&AM, are
urged to be in attendance for
these ceremonies.

at Wewa
The College Park Church of
God. Wewahitchka, will be
hosting a gospel sing at their
church, this Saturday night,
Jan. 28, at seven p.m., C.S.T.
Featured singing group will be
the "Calvary Trio", of Kinard.
Refreshments will be served
following the services. Rev.
Shelby Jeter. pastor, extends
an invitation to everyone to

On January 17. 1978. Gulf
Broadcasting. Inc. filed with
the Federal Communications
Commission. Washington,
D.C. its application to assign
FM Broadcast Station WGCV,



Call 227-1115


Port St. Joe, Florida (operat-
ing on 93.5 mhz., Channel 228)
to North Florida Broadcast-
ing Corporation. Officers,
directors and-or stockholders
of Gulf Broadcasting, Inc..are
Donald Crisp and Caryl M.
Vassie. Ronald E. Goodin,
Betty June Angel and Donal4
L. Chagle are officers, direc-
tors and stockholders of North
Florida Broadcasting Corp. A
complete copy of the applica-
tion is available for public
inspection Monday through
Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m at
Station WJOE, Niles Road,
Port St. Joe.
3t 1-26

BID NO. 237
The City of Port St. Joe
requests bids for one (1) Oil
Fired Portable Vapor Clean-
er. Bid opening to be held
February 7. 1978. Specifica-
tions may be obtained from
the City Clerk's Office. P..O.
Box A. Port St. Joe. Florida.
-s- Michael J. Wright. :
City Auditor and Clerk
2t 1-26


Enclosed two-wheel trailer,
can be used for camping. Call
Apalachicola 653-9268.

12' aluminum boa
trailer, $150. Call 648-

17.1 cu. ft. 1974 Philc
refrigerator with upper
er. Excel. cond. $17
Wewa 639-2608 after

Used refrigerator
condition. Must sell. C
S,5p.m. 229-8194.

12' x 52' mobile h
bdrm., 2 bath, unfui

Couch, 3 cushions, vinyl
plastic covered, 6' in length.
Very good cond., $60. 229-6557.
ltc 1-26

Marine hydraulic trans-
mission, a Borge Warner with
221 reduction, $350. Call 648-
5065 after 10 a.m. and before 8
p.m. Overstreet. tfc 1-26

Antley flute model 40, open
hole with B foot gold plate.
Excellent playing condition,
$200. 648-5812. Itc 1-26

1972 Honda 175 motorcycle,
$200. 229-8601. 2tp 1-26

GE 40" range, minute
minder, 2 ovens (small &
large), with timer. $75. 648-
5428. St. Joe Beach.
tfc 1-26

S For Rent or Sale: 1973 Dol-
phin mobile home, 2 bdrm., 1
bath, cen. heat & air, com-
pletely furnished and carpet-
S ed. Call 229-8456. tfc 1-19

Will demolish buildings or
garages for the material.
Phone 229-6402, Woodie Busby.
tfc 1-12

8' x 45' trailer, 1 BR with
hiie-a-way couch. Good cond.
$1,800.00. Will finance part to
responsible party. Also 8' x 24'
trailer for rent. See Vie Burke
in White City. 229-8118.
3tc 1-12

1973 Honda motorcycle, ex-
cellent cond. $500. 229-6303.
tfc 11-10

Books: The Living Bible,
The Way, The Children's Liv-
ing Bible, Soul Food, Taylor's
Bible Story Book for Children,
Self-Help Edition for the Liv-
ing Bible. The Star, 306 Wil-
liams Ave.

Froggy Pen Holder, a gift
just right for special friends.
(Paper-Mate pen and froggy
holder, $2.98). See at The Star,
306 Williams Ave.

DRAPERIES-Ready made
and custom made. Large sel-
%~ election of swatches to choose
from. Roche's Furniture and
Appliance Store, 209 Reid
SAve., phone 227-1730.

Firewood for sale. $50.00 per
truck load. Call 229-8829.'
tfe 11-24

2tp 1-26
it with .PRODUCTS
8295. Call Betty Gilbert
tfc 1-26 648-5047
tf. 7-1.5
o 2-door
r freez- For Your
75. Call MARY KAY
5 p.m. Cosmetics
5 p.m.
2tc 1-26 Call
Wanda Brown
in good 229-6132
all after t4-28
tfc 126 New 5.h.p.. rotor tiller. $200:
1974 Honda 360..4.000 miles,
lome, 2 $550. 648-5214. 2tp 1-19

tfc 1-26

No need for wet carpets. Dry
clean them with HOST. Use
rooms right away. Rent
machine. St. Joe Furniture,
227-1251. tfc 10-23

Custom-made wooden name
plaques, for mail boxes, front
gates, door posts, etc. Econo-
my Motors & Garden Center,
301 Hlwy. 98, HV. 229-6001.
New and used lawnmowers
for sale. Lawn mowers, tills
and garden tractors repaired.
Economy Motors & Garden
Center. 301 Hwy. 98, HV.
229-6001. tfc 4-28

DRY cleaning carpets is
easier, faster and safer with
HOST. Rent our'machine. St.
Joe Furniture. 227-1251.
tfc 10-23

CB Radios, Johnson, Craig,
Surveyor, antennas, base sta-
tions, terms available. West-
ern Auto. tfc 3-4

enced in delivery, collections
and meeting public. Must be
neat and energetic. Salary de-
pends upon qualifications.
Send resume to: Box 308, Port
St. Joe. tfc 12-8

1976 Chevy Camaro, radio,
heater, air, good cond., low
mileage. 648-5637. tfc 1-26

1976 Vega, 23,700 miles, one
owner. Take up payments.
648-8945. 2tc 1-19

1969 Pontiac Lemans, runs
good, hew tires, air cond.,
radio and heater. Call 227-1366
or 229-8051 after 4:30 p.m.
tfc 12-8
1966 Chrysler New Yorker,
hard top sedan in good physi-
cal and mechanical cond. Call
Bob Fox at 229-6901. tfc 1-5

Say You Saw

It In The Star


1Wre Here For You.,
Each office is independently owned and operated.


3 bdrm home on 2 park-like
lots, custom drapes & al-
most new carpet. Lots of
extras. 815 Woodward.

Deluxe home at reduced
price excellent buy at
today's high cost of con-
struction. This home has all
the extras you would build
yourself. 2112 Long.

Well maintained older home
looking for new owner. 3
bdrms & den or 4 bdrms,
bath, dining-living room.
Carpeting throughout. New
loan can be assumed. 1610

Newly-weds or senior citi-
zens come see this 3 bdrm

one bath home in convenient
location, nice lot and a price
you can afford. 1315 Long.

Brick home, 3 bdrms, large
rooms, nice corner lot, good
location. Lots of extra fea-
tures. 1912 Juniper.

3 bdrm, 2 bath, large living
room. Carpeted thruout.
Fenced yard, patio area off
living room. Price reduced.
106 Bellamy Circle.

2 year old 3 bdrm, 1%' bath
in fine condition. Large
comfortable kitchen-dining
area. With FHA or VA. 2110
Long Ave.


2 Bayfront lots with 2 bdrms
bath house with drapes.
Window a-c., screen porch.
150 ft. frontage, 110 ft. deep.
202 Bayview Drive.

3 Bdrms 1 bath recently

built home on two nice lots
adjoining Elementary
School. Stove & drapes.
Carpeting and vinyl flooring
throughout. 104 Victoria

How about a getaway place for weekends? Brand new
"A" frame brick and wood construction. 3 bdrm 1 bathi
electric heat. "Cute as a bug" on lovely wooded lot.
For Sale or Lease-Excellent store location. 222 Reid
Ave. $30,000. Rent or lease negotiable.


3'. A. in Overstreet. Dbl-
wide mobile home. 4 bdrms,
2 baths, large den, built-in
bar. Excellent condition.

2 ACRES-6 miles no. on
Hiway 71. 3 bdrms. 1 bath.
Comfortable home with fire-
place. Large pond where the
deer come to water.

6 ACRES-fenced on 386A in

Mexico Beach. Double wide
mobile home on property
also for sale separately or
5 ACRES-20 miles no. off Hi-
wy. 71. Large family home,
3 bdrm 2 bath home with
den living rm. dining rm.
and lovely big kitchen. Fen-
ced cross fenced for cattle,
ponies, chickens and garden'
YOU NAME IT. Plus your
own swimming pool.


Mobile home with 2 added
rooms on nice landscaped
lot making a total of 3
bdrms, den, bath, large
living room, completely fur-
nished. Tennessee Ave.,
Mexico Beach.

Several nice beach lots to
choose from.

Duplex 1 bdrm & bath one
side, 2 bdrm & bath other
side on nice lot. Columbus
St., St. Joe Beach.

Retirement or permanent
home. Well built 3 bdrm 1/
baths. 2 blocks from beach
on large wooded lot. 1st St.,
Mexico Beach.

Eldon B. Miller, Realtor

- Patty Miller, Associate


Spanish design, 3 bedroom
house, 2 baths and large
family room with stone fire-
place..504 16th St. Contact
Higdon Swatts at 229-7222
days, 229-6300 nights.
tfc 1-26
Three bdrms., 1 bath, large
living room, extra large kit-
chen with adjoining sun room,
built-in appliances, air condi-
tioning, carport, utility room,
chain link fence. Call any time
229-6642. $26,000.00. 3t 1-12

Extra large comfortable
home, including large block
barn, located on 2.65 acres of
land fronting on Highway 71 in
White City. House has 4 bed-
rooms, 2 complete baths, large
living room, kitchen, large
family room with fireplace,
screened-in porch and car-
port. Phone 648-5614 after 4
4tp 1-12

New brick home, 3 bed-
rooms, 2 baths, fireplace,
large garage. Call 229-6979
after six p.m. tf 'Q-22

75' x 115' zoned lot at Mexico
Beach. Phone 229-2763. tfc 8-25

3 bedroom masonry home at
St. Joe Beach, 2 full baths,
dining room, large living,
kitchen and den with fire-
place. 1,800 sq. ft. living area.
150' x 180' lot. Call 648-5457.
tfc 11-3

3 BR house, 2 baths, 3 lots on
Palm Blvd. For information
call 227-1112. tfc 11-4

New brick home at 106
Yaupon Ave., 3 BR, 2 bath,
dining room, living room, den
and kitchen. Call 227-1302 or
227-1151. tfc 10-7

3 bedroom house with nice
family room, chain link fence
around back yard, garden
space. 508 9th Street. 229-6082
or 643-5138. tfc 11-24

Three bedroom masonry
house at 105 Bellamy Circle.
Call 227-1607 after 5:00 p.m.
tfc 10-13

A triangular lot on north-
side of Highway 71, opposite
courthouse. Zoned light in-
dustrial, contains appox.
9700 sq. ft. with 237 ft. on
4-lane highway. A good buy
at $8.000.
Three bedroom house, in
good condition in Oak
Grove. A good buy at only

Beach lot at Indian Pass
Beach, well located and
priced right. Only $6500.

Looking for a weekend re-
treat. on the Dead Lakes?
We have a nice one bedroom
cottage on 6 lots near Cy-
press Lodge. Only $7,000.
Reg. Real Estate Broker
221 Reid Ave. 227-1133
3tc 1-12

Cottage, 2 BR, 2nd Ave.,
Highland View, corner lot,
$5,000 firm. 648-5332. tfc 12
Nice beach house on large
lot, 2 BR, $18,000.00. Call 648-


3 BR furnished house at St.
Joe Beach. 648-5873. tfc 12-29

For Rent: 3 bedroom, 1 bath
furnished house at Beacon
Hill. Call 229-6961. tfc 11-10


Septic tanks clean
Phone 229-8221

All Types
229-6482 or 229-64

Painting & Remodeling
Reasonable Rates
Free Estimates
Phone 648-5204
tfc 12-8

Piano tuning and repair.
Free estimate. 227-1278.
tfc 12-8
Psychological Services for
anyone with problems in day-
to-day living. Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Port St. Joe.
227-2691. (24 hr.) tfc4-28

Front End Loader
Backhoe Work

tfc 3-31

GE Dealer
New & Used Appliances
For Services or Parts
Call 2294394
tfc 4-28

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
227-1105. 219 Reid Ave.
Why live in the .crowded
city? Move your mobile home
to peace, quiet and tran-
quility. Water, garbage collec-
tions, yard mowed, live lei-
surely. Gulf privileges. Only
VA approved mobile home
park in Gulf County. Ski
Breeze Meadows Trailer Park
9 'miles southeast of Port St.
Jo'ion Hwy S-30. Come out
and enjoy the quiet. Call 229-
6105. tfc 9-29
Two BR house for rent on
Duval St., Oak Grove. 229-
6961. tfe 11-17

tfc 12-22 Carpentry & Plumbing
ANING Houses or Any Buildings
47 tfc 10-13
tfc 9-20

328 7th Street
Highland View
Cabinets, furniture, vanities,
Call 229-8476
tfc 12-1
Aluminum screens and doors,
carpentry, house repair, mill-
work, roof repair and re-roof-
Phone 229-6018
Port St. Joe
tfc 7-22

will buy your old car.
Phone 227-1654
.for Information.

52tp 7-14 T aues


3 BR furnished trailer, cen-
tral h & a, washer, dryer,
carpet. Overstreet. 648-5873.
tfc 10-13

R.A.M.-Regular convoca-
tion of St. Joseph Chapter No.
56. R.A.M. 1st and 3rd Mon-
days, 8 p.m. All visiting coin-
panions welcome.
J. L. SIMS, H.P.
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.

Machine Work WeldingI
506 First Street
Phone 229-6803
Machinist on duty all day
every day

Complete Wood Shop
Custom Cut Lumber
Want to Do It Yourself?
Then come see us for Stan-
ley tools, hardware, paneling,
paint, lumber.
Earley's Hardware &
Building Supply
Hwy 98 W. 227-1763
tfc 8-5

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

Kitchen Cabinets- .
Vanities--Mill Work
Cabinet Hardware & Topl
White City, Hwy. 71
Glen Combs
Shop 229-6017 or
tfc 9-1

Going Fishing? k s for
Stop here first Up to six months
for a complete and savesyou about $100 yeay
linetof For C, i TV in costly t onto s s.
Use of Sprayer free with
Fishing Tackle lnstoliotiont. Joe purchase of Rid-A-Bug
u but Supply Phone 229-7232 HURLBUT SUPPLY tO.i
urlbu Suply Or Visii .he telephone Company 306 Reid Avenue
306 Reid Ave. Business Office Port St. Joe dF



THE STAR. Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 1978

tects the health of our community P arty for
W i and helps make life longer and
fS t~Lfc" more comfortable. If you're unde-
cidedabout you future, consider M rs. G gilbert
a career in Pharmacy. It's a field
of importance, responsibility, and Mr and Mrs. Nils Miller-
Schallenge...overflowingwithgrati' green are honoring Mrs Ruby
fying personal rewards. Gilbert with a retirement
S-R X P party at their home in Wewa-
n Y R ouREXALL PHARMACY hitchka on Highway 71. Sun-
S, day. January 29. from three
BUZZETT'S until five p m. CS.T.
A pharmacist dailyBUZZET S Mrs. Gilbert has been with
Apharmcistdaily ssisnts the ic DRUG STORE the Gulf Counts Health De-
and injured by dispensing to them apartment at the Thomas Mer-
the most advanced medicine in Ph. 227-3371 317 Williams p artment at the Thomas Meri-
the world. Through his product,ether Branch for 30 ears.
he eases the pain of tragedy, pro- Convenient Drive-in Window No invitations are being sent
Plenty of Free Parking locally but all of Mrs Gil-
__ b '.- ,f rin d Iq divLC

Continued from Page 1.... .

Petition Charges County

lesser charge than that offer-
ed in the City of Port St. Joe
"because our use of the ser-
vices is not going to cost them
one dime."
Commissioner Everett Ow-
ens got into the discussion late
in the game and pointed out
that "The firm rate we have
negotiated with the City is less
than the original proposal four

years ago and more water is
allowed in the minimum
Owens pointed out that the
service alone was quoted at an
estimated $13 00 to $15.00 a
month when residents of the
community were polled as to
whether or not they wanted
the service "At that tiiie. of
130 residents polled, only
seven said they didn't want

Young Man

man who could disagree with-
- out making a personal enemy.
Rish said. "I would try to be
positive in my outlook and be a
booster of my community".
He pointed out that "God has
blessed this country of ours
and we keep it strong by
Ieeeping our particular little
niche a fine place! to live and a
vibrant community."
"Next". Rish said, "I would
ask for God to help me every
day to be a better citizen."
Rish, known as a Methodist
lay speaker, said, "I recom-
mend reading the Bible and
having prayer every day. If I
were to aspire to be outstand-
ing in my community. I'd
want God on my side".

Jaycee President. Larry
McArdle presided over the
banquet and award meeting.
He presented several club
awards to Jaycees for their
outstanding activity and par-
ticipation during the past
Receiving awards were
Steve Kramer. Datid Lewis.
Glenn Kent. Wayne Childers.
Joey Blan. Ed Larabee, Bill
.Herring. Marshall Nelson,
Karl Bowen and Raymond
McArdle also gave out
awards to Representative
Rish. Charles Osborne. Wilton
Kent. Radio Station WJOE
and The Slar flr-'being of
assistance to the club during
the year

the serve ice". Ow.ens said
"We weren't trying to sell to
Oak Grove. we were tr. ing to
give a service the people said-
they wanted. It would have
been less trouble to us if we
hadn't gotten into the pro-
ject "
Chairman Jimmy Gorlman
wound up the discussion by
telling Kennedy he would ap-
point him to go back to the
City Commission and see if he
could negotiate a lesser ser-
vice rate. Commissioner Billy
Branch said he would go along
with Kennedy. "even though I
think we got a fair deal and as
good as we will get "
Kennedy said he would meet
with the City in just a few days,
and try to sell his proposed
rate to them
In the meantime. E. F.
Gunn, inspector for the County
on the Oak Grove project, said
the target date for getting the
system into operation is the
first of April
"I'm not saying it will,
definitely be ready by that
time". Gunn said. "but that's
the target date "
The City of Port St. Joe,
meanwhile, has obligated it.-
self for a $5,000 master meter
for the facility and will as-
sume the expense of installing

~;* /:f


A building dedication service will be held
this Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Beach Baptist
Chapel. The services will mark the dedication
of a new sanctuary and educational buildings
for the' beach church.
Rev. C. Byron Smith will deliver the
dedication ceremony at 1:30 announced Rev.


We wish to express our Bead
deepest gratitude to all our
friends and neighbors for Revival ser
flowers,' food and cards of Wednesday, F
Sympathy sent at the time of continue thr
the loss of our husband and Febr-ary 5,
father, Peck Boyer. Baptist Chape
It is such a comfort to know Joe Beach.
so many people share our loss. Jerry Moor
.Gladys Boyer and family City, will be th
gelist, and w
nightly at sev

- William Smith. pastor. Rev. C. Byron Smith
was pastor of the First Baptist Church of POrt
St. Joe when members of that church felt the
need to establish a mission church at the
beach. Since that time the church has grown
and flourished, as evidenced by the new
~~CItf --I^A ur, fA J d--u S--I- IA'-I~ 0'

ilIll Jlers anl friends aret
attend the worship and dedicat
this Sunday.

al Services At

h Baptist Cha1
vices will begin Rev. William S
February 1, and invites everyone
rough Sunday, munity to attend
at the Beach -services. Nurse
1, located at St. will be available

we, of Panama
e featured evan-
ill be speaking
'en p.m.

Week End Revival Continuing

at White City Assembl- of God
: Weekend revival services Sal. r.,u.e and the Spen-
S will continue this weekend at Taytions will be ministering
the White City Assembly of again in song and word at the
S' God Church, and will be held 7:30 services. The pastor,
Friday, Saturday and Sunday Rev. Bobby Taylor, invites
nights, Jan. 27, 28 and 29. everyone to attend.

Our words of th
inadequate when
and think of all
cards, letters, thi
our county, and
encouragement t
much to us during
and death of o
loved one. Your
always be a sour(
tion to us.
John Stric
and the Leste

ln ited to IN MEMORY OF
ion services WADEB. NEEL
"Loving Memories"
-Star photo Your gentle face and patient
smile ,
With sadness we recall
You had a kindly word for
S each
pel And died beloved by all.
The voice is mute and stilled
3mith, pastor, the heart
in the com- That loved us well and true,
these revival Ah, bitter was the trial to part
ry facilities From one so good as you.
You are not forgotten, loved
'HANKS Nor will you ever be,
anks seem so As long as life and memory
n we ponder last
the prayers, We will remember thee.
e churches of We miss you now, our hearts
the words of are sore,
hat meant so As time goes by we miss you
g the illness more;
ur precious Your loving smile, your gentle
kindness will face,
ce of inspira- No one can fill your vacant
ikland We love you.

r Family

Lines In Highland View

ert s r en s are in e

to Lay

St. Joe Natural Gas Com-
pany was given permission to
put their gas distribution lines
in Highland View Tuesday
night, at the regular meeting
of the Gulf County Commis-
The local utility. which
started pushing its gas trans-
mission lines toward Highland
View last November. pledged
to put any cut streets back like
they found them, immediate-
ly. The matter of what would
be done with cut streets was a
sensitive matter with the
County Commission, since
they have had problems in this
area with installation of the
Oak Grove Water and Sewer
Commissioner Billy Branch
asked gas company manager,
Tom Knox, if they planned to
cut the streets or jack the lines
under in their construction
Knox replied that they
would jack the lines under the
streets where they could, but
would cut a narrow four-inch
slit in the pavement where'
they must cut, "and put it
back with asphalt before we
quit for the day".
Gas company owner, Cecil
G. Costin, Jr., said the firm
has planned to moveto High-
land View for the past several
years, but have just now found
it economically feasible to do
so. Costin said, "We will
extend our service to Highland
View with what has proven to
be the lowest residential rates
in the state and we will abide
fully with your construction
One problem with the instal-
lation was that there was no
map of the area or of the
water system buried under-
"We don't know where
many of the pipes are, but we.
will make every effort to avoid
cutting one", Knox said. "If
we break a pipe, we will get it
repaired as quickly as possi-"
ble in order to work the least
hardship possible on the resi-
Evan 'Williams, represent-i
ing the St. Joe Beach Fire,
Department was told by the
Board Tuesday they would get
a fire truck into running
condition for them, then ad-
vised Williams to contact the
St. Joseph Fire Control com-
missioners for any further
Williams told the Board that
the City of Port St. Joe' had
loaned them a 1950 Dodge fire
truck pumper for use until
they could get another truck.
He said the truck needed a
tune-up and battery and asked
the county to furnish this and
to insure the truck.
Williams was told that the,
County would get the truck
'running, but that any financ-;
ing for the Department was at
the discretion of the St. Joseph
Fire Control District commig-
sioners and he should work
through them.
The County had two dis-
pleased CETA employees on
their hands Tuesday night.
Charles Hood said he and
one other CETA employee
deserved a 22c an hour raise,
to bring them up to the
minimim paid by the county to
their regular employees after
they have served their proba-
tionary period. Hood said he
had been wi the county for
nearly a year and felt he

$80.000 to buy a new one,
although the one which burned
was practically new, itself.
The problem was that some
new parts had been ordered
for the old machine just before
it burned, to the tune of
$899.00. After the machine
burned, they didn't need the
The firm which sold the new
machine, sold the parts to the
county and offered a trade-in

on the old machine.
The parts were given back
.to the salesman and credit.
was asked for. The firm said it
could not give full credit, but
must subtract a 10 percent
service charge. All this after
selling the county two $80,000
machines within a period of
less than three years.
The County has balked and
said, "send us a full rebate or
the parts".

4t ^"7

Workmen are currently on the last leg of the drainage are shown adjacent to the south end of Garrison Avenue,
project currently being constructed to alleviate the water across from 20th Street, as they prepare ditches for laying
problems in the eastern portion of the city. These two cranes pipe. -Star photo


Would You Like A GCCC Campus Here?

Dear Gulf/Franklin County Friend:

The Gulf Coast Community College District Board of Trustees has
requested that a survey be made to determine the interest of
citizens in your area relative to opening a branch campus of the
college in Port St. Joe. Please take a few minutes to complete
the following questionnaire. Simply check (X) all appropriate
answers to each of the questions. Mail your completed question-
naire to us IMMEDIATELY,

1. In what county do you live? B.

2. What is your age? Less than 18

ay Gulf Franklin

18 years or older

3. Do you have a high school diploma or its equivalency? Yes No

4. Do you expect to continue your education? Yes No

5. Are you presently enrolled at Gulf Coast Community College?
Yes, for credit courses)
Yes, for non-credit courses)

6. What is your educational goal?
To earn a high school diploma
To take non-credit courses for my own recreation or self-improvement
To take credit courses to improve job skills
To take credit courses to change career fields
To take credit courses to qualify for a promotion
To earn a 2-year college degree
Tq earn a 4-year college degree_

7. Would you take credit courses if offered by Gulf Coast Community College
at a branch campus in Port St. Joe? Yes No

8. Would you take non-credit, recreational, self-improvement courses if
offered at a branch campus in Port St. Joe? Yes No

9. Would you be interested in attending on a full-time basis? Yes No
Would you be interested in at least 2 courses? Yes No

10. What time of day would be MOST convenient to you?




11. What type(s) of courses would most interest you?
General education Technical
Business Health
Art Math/Science
Human relations_ Other (please list)

Mail to:

Gulf Coast Community College

5230 W. Hwy. 98 Panama City, Florida 32401

Your Wife and Family

M* I, '-


Gas Company Given Permission

should be increased in pay
since he regularly drives a
truck and his helper draws
more pay than he.
County Finance Officer Jer-
ry Gates said the CETA
salaries are requested from
the Federal Government for a
year at a time and the present
contract calls for the amount
of money Hood was now
receiving. "We can't change
the contract until Septem-

ber." Gates said.
Commissioner Branch ask-
ed the finance officer and the
Board to study the matter and
see if some equity of pay can
be arrived at which could be
financed by the county.
Recently the County had an
expensive piece of machinery
to burn. Since-the machine
wasn't covered with insur-
ance.they had to come up with

. !'F

SPleamin d S I

Your Home-Owned Family Food Store Our Store Is

Your Store

Billy Rich's IGA

Prices Good
Jan. 26-31

Mr. & Mrs. Billy Rich, Jr. Owners
Mr. & Mrs. E. J. Rich, Sr. Founders 1945



3 Lb$ 09

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of the

Gulf County Comr

The Board of County Com-
S missioners of Gulf County met
S .January 10 in regular session
-with the following members
.present: Jimmy O. Gortman,
Chairman, William R.
Branch, Leo Kennedy,
.Everett Owens, Jr., and Otis
Davis, Jr. Others present
were: George Y. Core, Clerk,
S Jerry Gates, Finance Officer,
S William J. Rish, Attorney,
: Lloyd Whitfield, Road Super-
intendent, Tommy Pitts, Mos-
quito Control Supervisor, and
SC. E. Daniell, Deputy Sheriff.
The meeting came to order
:at 9:00 a.m. Reverend Johnny
.McCurdy, Pastor, First
-.United Methodist Church of
:Port St. J6e, opened the
:meeting with prayer, followed
Sby the pledge to theflag.
S-The minutes of December
-13, 1977 were read,'approved
: and adopted.
: The Board discussed
-meeting with City officials of
Port St. Joe to work out all
-necessary agreements as to.
ihe Oak Grove Water and
Sewer System operations. The
:Chairman said that, in an
;'effort to save time, he ap-
1-points Commissioners Branch
Sand Owens as a Committee to
.:meet with the proper City
:-.officials for 'the purpose of
-.determining all workable pos-
s. ibilities or proposals from the
'city for operating the Oak
:Grove System. He said the
:report from this Committee
Swill be studied by this Board
before we meet with the City
to finalize ,a contract. Com-_
missioner Kennedy suggested
that the Committee consider
that each Oak Grove customer
':read his meter, thereby creat-
ing a saving on operational
:e: Pursuant' to Notice to re-
:-ceive bids for six (6) tone and
: oice pagers, the following bid
::was received: General
-Electric Company. Six G.E.
:-Model AH05BWL Pagers,
1 i 1'575.00. Upon motion by
c .:Commissioner Owens, second-
:"'ed by Commissioner Kennedy,
:and unanimously carried, the
::Board accepted this bid and
:placed a purchase order for
this equipment.
Mrs. Dessie Lee Parker
-inforied the Board as toiwMe
need for maintenance of a
ditch at Overstreet near the
home of Bruce Parker. The
: Road Superintendent was in-
S Raymond Parrish requested
':the County to reopen the ditch
o:'n the west side of SR 71 near

Cypress Creek where a dirt
road intersects the highway.
He said that the people con-
structing the dirt road filled in
the ditch and did not use a
culvert to allow the water to
pass this point. The Chairman
said the landowner that con-
structed the ditch has
promised to place a culvert at
this point to alleviate this
Mr. Parrish then requested
the County to cover some
garbage that has been de-
posited on his property. The
County instructed the
Mosquito Control Supervisor
to take care of this after
.securing Mr. Parrish's per-
mission in writing.
By letter dated December
22, the City of Wewahitchka
invited the County to join with
its employees in forming a
credit union. After discussion,
that included the possibility of,
the Basic Magnesia em-
ployees also joining 'the
Chairman requested that each
County employee be contacted
to determine the number in-
terested. The Road Superin-
'tendent, .Mosquito Control:
Supervisor, and the Finance
Officer' are to conduct "the
survey. the Clerk informed:
the Board that is the County"
authorizes payroll deductions'
for credit union members, it
will require an updated
computer payroll program
that will cost approximately
$2,000.00. He said the present
payroll program does not have
the capacity to add 'another
Bud Poucher, Agentfor the
County in preparing an OEPD
application, asked the Board if
it has the names for the OEPD
Committee. The Chairman
'said the list has not been
A. O Boyett and several
other residents of Port St. Joe
Beach appeared before the
Board and discussed the pos-
sibility of establishing a fire
department at St. Joe Beach.
He said that more than enough
St. Joe Beach residents have
signed up to serve in any
capacity needed; that the
State Forestry people have
indicated fire fighting equip-
ment may be avaijable.i. the
very neat fiiuure-that-can- )e
donated to-the County; and
that until such time water is
available, it will be necessary
to use a pump to pick up water
from an existing well that is
not in use. He then asked the'
County to establish a Volun-
teer Fire Department at St.
Joe Beach as soon as possible;

I Public Notices

IN RE: The Marriage of
;.THOMAS E. STUCKI, Husband,
".TO: Thomas E. Stuckl
71 Fourth Street
S Ward Ridge, New Jersey 07075
-a Petition for Dissolution 6f Marriage
has been filed against you and you are
,, required to serve a copy of your Ans-
werr orother response to the Petition on
.Petitioner's Attorney:
P.O. Box 248
Port. St. Joe, Florida 32456
S and file the Original thereof in the
S Circuit Court Clerk's Office, Gulf County
Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, on or
before the 16th day of February, 1978. If
Syou fall to do so, a Final Judgment for
"the relief sought may be granted by
S- DATED this the 12th day of January,
* 1978.
Clerk of Circuit Court
SBy: -s- Margaret B. Core,
DeputyClerk 4t1-19
:Cate No. 77-169
t Defendants.
S a corporation, whose last known
address was:
SP.O. Box 2929
S Clearwater, Florida 33517
S-: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
j.for breach of contract and money
Judgment has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy of your
SWvritten defenses, if any, to it on Honor-
Swble Cecil G. Costin, Jr., plaintiff's
2 attorney whose address is 221 Reid
SJAvenue, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, on or
e: before February 20, 1978, and file the
I: original with the Clerk of this Court
Slther before service on plaintiff's
: attorney or immediately thereafter;
S3)therwise a default will be entered
: against you for the relief demanded in
: Ihe Complaint.
: WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
:tourt on the 17th day of January, 1978.
-As Clerk of the Court
'1By: -s- Tomi Jo Scheffer,
: AsDeputy Clerk (SEAL)
4t 1-19

: JACK PRIDGEON, the holder of the

following certificates has filed said
certificates for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate numbers and
years of issuance, the description of the'
property, and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 1, Year of Issuance,
1975; and Certificate No. 1, Year of
Issuance, 1977. Description of Property:
Lots 1 and 3, Block 16, Beacon Hill
Name in which assessed: Phillip
Clymer, 8040 Woodal Apt. 3, Norfolk,
All of said property being In the
County of Gulf, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate or certificates
shall be redeemed according to law the
property described in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the highest
bidder at the court house door on the 13th
day of February, 1978, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 11th day of January, 1978.
.s- George Y. Core,
Clerk of Circuit Court of
Gulf County, Florida
4tc 1-12

Marianna Civil Action No. 77-0246
FAYE FORD, his wife,
FAYE FORD, his wife
On sworn motion of Plaintiff's attor-
ney that your address and residence are
unknown, you are ORDERED to appear
or plead on or before February 22, 1978,
and file your defenses to Plaintiff's
Complaint with the Clerk of the United
States District Court, 110 East Park
Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, this
being an action by Plaintiff to enforce a
mortgage lien against you on real estate
in Gulf County, Florida, to-wit:
Lot Twenty-two (22), Block One
Thousand Twenty-two (1022), Mill-
view Addition to the City of Port St.
Joe, Florida, Unit No. 3, according
to plat thereof recorded in Plat Book
2, Page 53, of the Public Records of
Gulf County, Florida.
It appearing after diligent search that
you are absent defendantss, your
residence and adr are unknown, and
personal service of process in tne wTare
of Florida is not practical, and you have
not voluntarily appeared; therefore, on
your failure to answer or file defenses,
the Court may proceed against you as
absent defendants) the same as if you
had been personally served with process
within the State of Florida, but the
adjudication shall, as regards you as
absent defendant (s) without appear-
ance, affect only the property which I'
the subiec ot t ts action. This order is
entered pursuant to Title 28, Section
1655, United States Code, and is to be
published In the Port St. Joe Star once
each week for six consecutive weeks,
commencing December 29, 1977.
ORDEREDthis 15th day of December,
United States District Judge

Fla. THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 1978 discussion, the Board deter-
mined that none of these
patients were indigent and
directed that the hospital be so
informed and also to inform
1 them that Board policy will be
to give the hospital written
(IS approval of an indigent
patient prior to admittance to
the hospital.
The following applications
for employment were re-

m ssion Lemieux, Wilma Ruth
Leonard, Mary Ellen Davis,
Carole Kahl, Nancy Mock,
Barbara Bond, Glynna Stitt,
Melba Baxter, Stevie Black-
that the organizational mon, B. R. Williams, and
meeting will be held Janruary Carol Ramsey.
19 at 7:00 p.m. After dis- E. F. Gunn filed his daily
cussion, there was a motion by inspection reports no. 1
Commissioner Kennedy, through 9 on the Old Court-
seconded by Commissioner house and Health Centers
Branch, and unanimously Projects and no. 118 through
carried, that the County re- 135 on the Oak Grove Project.
quest available firefighting Honorable K. E. Murphy,
equipment from the Foresty Sheriff, requested the County
Department. The Attorney to adopt an ordinance provid-
called the Office of the Secre- ing for increased fees for
tary: of Agriculture in service of civil papers. There
Tallahassee and requested was a motion by Commis-
that the next surplus firefight- sioner Davis, seconded by
ing equipment be earmarked Commissioner Owens' to ad-
for St: Joe Beach. The At- vertise for a public hearing on
torney reported that such this matter. The vote was:
equipment has been promised AYE- Davis, Owens, and Gort-
by Honorable Doyle Conner, man. NAY- Branch and Ken-
Secretary of Agriculture. nedy. The Chairman directed
E F. Gunn, County Building the Attorney to advertise for
Inspector,, reported that for this public hearing.
the ar conditioning system in Mrs. Joyce Williams re-
the old courthouse to operate quested the Board to relieve
economically, the two stair- her of the duty of being in
wells, at the front entrance charge of the concessions at
should be closed off. He said the Courthouse. After being
this .will require a change advised of this matter the
order. He then told the Board Board directed as follows:
that some new wire will be Offer the concessions to the
required because in pulling soft drink, candy, and cigar -
the wire that is now in the ette people; requiring each of
building, the insulation is them to pay the county the
crumbling off, which means profit from each machine.
this wire must be replaced. If the people now serving.
After- discussion, the Board and owning the machines
directed Mr. Gunn to report refuse to accept their offer,
these matters to the Architect then, and in that event, offer
and hai.e him prepare the the total concessions to the
necessary change order. Mr. firm that has the concessions
Gunn then advised the Com- at the Paper Mill.
mission that he finds three 'If neither of these solutions
electrical- service switch can be worked out, all con-
panels being used; the first cession equipment will be
servic-e'is a 600 amp. 'box removed from the Courthouse.
connected to a second 200 'The Board discussed its
amp. box which is connected plans for solid waste disposal
to a third 200 amp. box. He sites. Tommy Pitts and the
explained that this situation Attorney reported that they
must be corrected. The Chair- are pursuing plans to establish
man and Commissioner Ken- a site near Port St. Joe. The
nedy said they would meet Board directed the Supervisor
with Mr. Gunn at the Old to apply to the D.E.R for the
'Courthouse to inspect this necessary application to
syste6n operate the new pit in the
Mr Gunn then discussed the same method the present pits
paving in front of the Library, are operated .
informing the Board that the Upon motion by Commis-
contractor has offered to in- sioner Kennedy, seconded by
stall a three inch pipe across Commissioner Branch, and
the road and then buildup the unanimously carried, the
surface to eliminate the Board agreed to advertise to
sudden rise that is causing the purchase a tractor for the
trouble. He said this will not Mosquito Control Depart-
correct the problem and that ment; the bid to'include cash
'the thvf.e;.J ich: pipe would'. price withtrade-in and time
always~ s be-sitpped up. The --payments, with'the trade-in as
Board asked Mr. Gunntomeet down payment and the
with the Architect to deter- balance to be paid annually in
mine what must be done to three installments.
correct this problem. The Board discussed the
Steve Nations, Engineer, need to replace one of the
Oak -Grove Water and Sewer Health Nurses that is retiring.
Project, presented a plan for The Health Director informed
serving Rochelle Estates Sub- the Board that the replace-
division with Water and ment must be selected from a
Sewer, but explained that list of qualified applicants as
even though this plan will submitted by the Department
work, he is not satisfied with of Health and that he will
it. He said there is a better make his recommendations to
plan, but that it will be more the Department as soon as the
expensive. The plan presented list is received.
will require the last 200 feet of The Chairman reported that
laterals to be cast iron pipe; John Robert Smith has again
that the ditch must be cleaned requested the County to fi-
by hand, rather than machine nance a portion of the beautifi-
cleaned. An alternative cation project on S.R. 71 in
method would be to end the front of the Courthouse. There
one main trunkline at Manhole was a motion by Commis-
"A" and then begin two main sioner Davis, seconded by
trunklines at this point, Commissioner Kennedy, and
running across the lots on unanimously carried to pay up
each side of the street to the to $400.00 on purchase of
Srear of the lots and then shrubbery to be planted be-
running down the rear of the tween the railroad crossing
lots to the east lots in the sub- and Knowles Avenue.
division. This method will cost Commissioner Davis moved
an additional $7,975.00 The to accept easements from the
Board instructed Mr. Nations landowners on the Howard
to work up plans on this Creek Road. No second.
alternate method, time. being Commissioner Branch dis-
of the essence. cussed the requirement of a
The Engineer presented culvert for the Butler Bay
Partial Payment Estimate Drainage Project where it
No. 5 in the amount of crosses S.R. 386. He said this
$10,978.73, payable to Depend- culvert will cost about
able Insurance Company, Inc. $1,600.00 and the present bud-
After being advised by the get does not provide for this
Attorney, there was a motion expenditure. After discussion,
omeymissionerwsa Commissioner Davis moved
seconded by Commissioner the Board direct the Mosquito
Davis, and unanimously Control Supervisor to proceed
carried, that this request be with this project even though a
approved and paid and that permit has not been applied
Partial Payment Estimate for because this project was
No. 4 in the amount of approved by the Department
$9,418.34, approved by the of Health several years ago,
Board at its meeting of De- but could not be constructed
Boar at its meeting of De- e e t
member 13, be paid to Depend- due to the proper easements
able Insurance Company, Inc. pot being available. Commis-
Chevron USA, Inc. advised sioner Kennedy seconded the
the Board that the price of motion and it passed with
gasoline has been reduced .01 Commissioner Davis, Ken-
cents as of January 6. nedy, and Branch voting Aye.
The Board approved pay- Commissioner Gortman voted
ment of $1,444.44 for Emer- Nay, stating that the permit
agency. Room Physician Ser- should be obtained before the
vice for the month of De- work is started.
member. The Board tabled the The Chairman directed the
request for payment of $785.00 Road Department to check on
for malpractice insurance. the need for a culvert on S.R.
The Board received a letter 22A near the Hamm property.
from Benny H. Landers with The Chairman discussed an

reference to past litigation in agreement with the City of
Gulf County. The Board said it Wewahitchka, whereby the
has no jurisdiction in matters City uses the County patching
of litigation. truck on Fridays.
The Medicaid billing for the The Chairman informed the
month. of December was Board that the people in
$713.50. This bill was tabled. Meek's Subdivision have re-
The Board received a bill quested a boat ramp be con-
from the Bay Memorial Hospi- structed on the easement the
tal for John Daniels in the County holds in that subdivi-
amount of $1,105.90, the sion. A survey will be made on
hospital stating that he was an this request. The Chairman
indigent. The hospital also then informed the Commis-
notified the Board that Sally sion that the School Board was
Ann Clark and Lucille displeased because it was
Williams, both of Gulf County, denied permission to use the
have entered the hospital and Courtroom for one of its recent
are considered to be indigent; meetings. The Clerk was di-
therefore, the County will be rected to give a copy of a court
billed for these patients. After order to the School Board,

pertaining to this matter.
The Road Superintendent
was directed to replace and
relocate the electric light
pole at the George Gaskin
County Park.
The Board discussed a re-
quest by Hughey Williams for
the County to pay for a survey
of his property because the
survey was needed by the
County in order to locate its
Butler Bay drainage ditch on
the south boundary line.
Commissioner Gortman re-
moved himself from the Chair
and made a motion that the
County pay $150.00 on this
survey. Motion seconded by
Commissioner- Kennedy and
unanimously carried. Com-
missioner Branch said that he
voted in favor of the motion
but he opposed the method it
was brought to the Board. He
said this matter should have
been voted on prior to the
survey being made.
Commissioner Kennedy in-
formed the Board that certain
logging operations in the
County are using County roads
for loading platforms, thereby
blocking traffic and also doing
damage to the roads and
ditches. He then told the
Board that some of the paving
on Long Avenue and Avenue
"A" has not been satis-
factorily completed. The
Clerk was directed to set up an
inspection.of these streets by
the D.O.T. and the County.
The Board of County Com-
missioners of Wakulla County
informed the Board that it is
not pleased with, nor is it
willing to accept the proposal
that the State must oversee
local government on Coastal
Zone Management. Commis-
sioner Branch said he attend-
ed a meeting in Apalachicola
on the Coastal Zone Manage-
ment..Plan and that he is in
disagreement with the entire
concept as it was proposed.
After. discussing this matter,
the Board voted to oppose the
plan as now written. The
Chairman was directed to
write to the Bureau of Coastal
Zone Planning voicing opposi-
tion to their plan.
The Board received the
Department of Transporta-
tion's preliminary uniform
system of traffic controls for
school areas.
The Board discussed plans
by Mexico Beach for pumping
its sewage to the Port St. Joe
plant,, which would provide
services for Beacon Hill and
St. Joe Beach when water and
sewer systems are installed in
these areas.
Hon. Harland 0. Pridgeon,
Tax Collector, notified the
Rnnrd that he has been di-

214 Monument Ave.

Department Commander William R.
"Bo" Williams, Commander of the Depart-
ment of France, The American Legion,
shakes hands with President Jimmy Carter at'
the Arc of Triomphe in Paris on January 4
after the President had placed a wreath at the
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Behind

rected by the Department of
Revenue to refund ad valorem
taxes to Monica L. Stone in the
amount of $327.78 for the tax
years 1974 and 1975. Upon
motion by Commissioner
Davis, seconded by Commis-
sioner Kennedy, and unan-
imously carried, the Board
approved this refund and
Directed the Clerk to prepare a
check to Mr. Pridgeon for said
The Board voted to pay Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative,
Inc. $36.50 for installing lights
at the City Hall in Wewa-

President Carter is French President Giscard
d'Estaing, and looking on is Department
Adjutant Edward Drayton who also received
a presidential hand-shake. Commander "Bo"
Williams is presently on active military duty
with the United States Army in Europe, and is
the son of Mrs. Alyce M. Slowe of Port St. Joe.

The Board reappointed the
following to the District II
Manpower Planning Advisory
Board, to-wit: Public Repre-
sentative, Jerry Gates; and
Agency Representative,
Douglas Birmingham.
The Board discussed the
possibility of securing addi-
tional right of way easements
on the Spade Bluff Cemetery
Road. The Chairman said the
landowners have agreed to
give additional easements,
providing funds become avail-
able for this project.


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