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: February 23, 1978
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Gulf County Circuit Court
Convened' onday morning of
this week 'n the Courthouse.
Even though there were 17
cases.on the docket, none of
the cases were tried by jury.
SJudge' tarry. G. Smith ;was
i6esldingon' the bench.-. "-
S Six of the persons up for
trial entered guilty pleas dur-
ing their day in court Monday
S and all now face pre-sentence
Investigations .by the Court
before sentence on their
crimes can be assessed.
S A'change in the complexion
of the cases before the Judge
was noted in Monday's docket.
There were only. two cases
before the Court on marijuana
charges. ,.
Of the other 11 cases before
the Court, three were continu-
ed to a later date, four were
f released or nolle pressed and
four were released when no
information was filed against
Entering guilty pleas were:
Kenneth William Mathis,
grand larceny; David Lee
Smith, uttering forged in-
strument; Kenneth Carl Con-
rad, petit larceny; Jim Dykes,
resisting an officer without
violence; Robert John Eisen-
-4' hart, burglary of structure,
and Ricky Wood, resisting
officer without violence.
Caiss continued t :a Jafif
or-t qfiirt Ifnpliigi-Did
Benton Lindhart, marijuana;
S Willie Lee Jones, burglary and
Johnny Mack Harrell, burg-
Released from charges or
nolle pressed were: Douglas
Ralph Nolind, marijuana;
Ethel Mae Williamfs, aggra-
vated battery; Charles Max-
well Fisher, grand larceny,
and Ricky Wood, disorderly
Released because of a lack
of information filed against
them were: Ethel Mae Wil-
liams, aggravated child
.'abuse; Ethel Mae Williams,
aggravated assault; David
Lee Smith, Jr., 'conspiracy to
commit a felony and Gene
Daniels, gambling house.


Enter ...

S' The Port St. Joe Sharks take
their first step toward the
State Tournament this week
end, when they enter the
District 3, Class AA tourna-
ment to be held in Chattahoo-
chee. Only three teams, Port
St. Joe, Chattahoochee and
Blountstown, are involved in
this tirst round of play.
Friday night, the Sharks
will meet the Blountstown
Tigers at 8:00 p.m. Saturday
night, Friday night's winner
meets Chattahoochee at 8:00
p.m., for the DiStrict cham-
There are changes in the
play-off system this year.
Another step has been added
to the play-down series, with
only four teams ultimately
going to the state tournament.
The winner of the District
tournament will meet the
winner of District 4 Tuesday
night at 8:00 p.m., at the
District 4 site, yet to be-
named. Teams in District 4
:- are Havana, Wakulla, Florida
High and North Florida Chris-
The winner of the Region
tournament, then, will com-
.- pete in the Sectional tourna-
ment next Friday night, to
pick the team from this part of
the state which will go to the
state competition.

Drainage Work,

Water Tank,

DOT employees J. L. Anderson, left, and James Miller, r Highland View drawbridge. The bridge was knocked out
right; work in the early morning hours Wednesday Tuesday afternoon when a gust of wind hit the open span
re-aligning the machinery which raises and lowers the pushing the 250-ton bridge odt of kilter. -Star photo

Traffic Halte ... Again


Traffic 'flow to the north of Port St. Joe
was abruptly halted Tuesday afternoon and l
remained halted until 7:30 Wednesday mor-
ning, when the capricious Highland View
drawbridge again went out of commission. P
According toClayton Brown, a repesen- -
tative of the Department of Transportation,
the bridge was beirig opened for a boat to pass
under Tuesday .afternoon at 4:50 when the
high winds which were sweeping the area at
the time, caught the span in the air and :-, "
whipped it back into a full stand position- too
quick, knocking the entire bridge out of line. i
Structural damage was also reported by ,
Brown, who said the force of the span being
snapped back cracked the four-foot square .
concrete pillars to which the draw span was .i.
fastened. The force of the wind also pushed _A p' .
the span out of line a half inch, making its
closure impossible.
Brown said the draw span and its
attached structure weighs 250 tons.
DOT crews went to work immediately
after the bridge became stuck open and
worked throughout the night, shifting the
.bridge back the half inch it had moved, so the -
span could be closed and traffic resume once
: During the period of. time between ,
STuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, Big cracks are shown in the photo above in one of the foundation blocks
traffic north and south on Highway 98 had to under the Highland View bridge following its incapacitation Tuesday after-
be re-routed by way of Wewahitchka. noon. -Star photo

Rish Chosento Head Up Council

State Representative Billy
Joe Rish (Democrat Port St.
Joe) has been chosen to head
the Florida Legislative Law
Revision Council. Members of
that state-wide panel met in
an organizational session in
Tallahassee last week, and at
that time voted unanimously
to make Rish chairman of the

12-member Council. It is the
Council's job to review the
state's laws, and to recorn-
.mend needed reforms to the
Florida Legislature.
Council members, appoint-
ed by House Speaker Donald
Tucker, Senate President Lew
Brantley, and the Florida Bar,
include legislators, practicing

Washington's Birthday

Sale This Week End

Port St. Joe merchants
will be observing the real
Washington's Birthday this
week end with a big sale in
the downtown area.
The Washington's Birth-
day sale event is an annual
presentation by the mer-
chants and allows them the
opportunity to clean out all
fall and winter stock and
affords their customers an
opportunity to get some
real bargains.

In cooperation with the
sale, the City Commission
has agreed to allow the
parking meters to be hood-
ed for the three day event,
Thursday through Satur-
day, allowing free parking.
A special section has
been prepared by the mer-
. chants and placed in this
week's issue of The Star to
promote their big sale


The City's construction sup-
ervisor, E. F. Gunn turned in a
report to the Commission
Tuesday night, stating that the
drainage work on 20th Street,
which is designed to take care
of excessive water in the
eastern section of the City, is
98 percept complete. Gunn
reported in a written report.to
Clerk Mike Wright that the
construction work is complete
with only several minor things
yet to be done.
Best report of all, Gunn
stated that the system works
as it was planned to do. In a
test last week, the drainage
system drew down the County
ditch alongside the Court-
house by three and a half feet
in just a short, while. This
reduced water level in the
ditch is designed to allow
room for excessive rain water
falling in the area "to be
impounded, thus reducing
Tommy Pitts, the County
Mosquito Control Supervisor
says he now plans to deepen
the ditch, making it even more
efficient .for impounding and
carrying off drainage water,
according to Clerk Wright.
There is only one.fly in the
'd L .tion
'promised to use its big, cranes
to remove the broken concrete
bridge over the canal on Palm
Boulevard and, as Clerk
Wright put it, ;'They stole
their big cranes out of town(in
the middle of the night, with-


out removing the broken
bridge". The bridge has not
already been removed be-
cause neither the City nor the
County has anything large
enough to pick it up with.
Another progress report has
the new 500,000 gallon water
tank 98 percent complete and
now working in the system.
The tank is full and operating,
giving the southern section of
the City more water pressure
and providing additional wa-
ter storage capacity. The new
tank has more capacity than
all previous storage facilities
in-the City combined.
The small water storage
tank at Long Avenue and 10th
Street will be taken out of
service, dismantled and taken
Clerk Wright also reported
that contractors had complet-
ed installation of the huge
meter which will serve the
Oak Grove community. It is
ready to go into the system
when it is completed in mid-
Wright said that only minor
"housekeeping" remains to be
done at the new storage tank
"Mexiico heah 'is 'also con-
sidering installation of a sew-
age collection system and
piping their effluent to the
Port St. Joe treatment plant.
Mexico' Beach Mayor Bob
Hale met with some of the
Port St. Joe Commissioners


Monday night to discuss the.
possibility of their using the
local facilities.
The City has told Mexico
Beach that they can and will
handle the sewage treatment.
St. Joe Hardware Company
made a request to the Board
Tuesday night to consider
vacating the alley in Block 10
in the City, as they are
arranging for the purchase of
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Kids Get A

School Holiday

Thurs., Fri.:
On Thursday and Friday
of this week, all teaching
personnel in Gulf County
will be participating in In-
service Training activities
that are a part of the Dis-
trict's Comprehensive Pro-.
gram of staff development.
Teachers will be involved
in workshops on reading,
discipline, motivating pro-
blem learners and other
topics designed to improve
teachinzg-competencies: -
Usually there are at least
four in-service days yearly
that are common district-
wide. 'One was held int
November, and the last one
is scheduled for March 17.

Measure Would Control

Activities In Gulf County

A measure facing the State Legislature in
its spring session would drastically limit
activities along the coastal areas of Florida,
even to the point of allowing no development.
The legislation, entitled the Coastal Zone
Management program would bring all coastal
areas of the state, primarily Northwest
Florida, under the scrutiny of the Department
of Environmental Regulation.
The proposed program, authored by the
DER, was primarily designed to conserve
and preserve Florida's natural beauty and
coastlines. The many provisions contained in
the program point to regulatory .control of
over 80 per cent of the land area in,the state.
On a chart, shown recently to the Traffic
and-, Transportationi Club at a meeting in.
Panama City, areas which were shaded red
on the chart are called "vital areas" where no
development can be made. Areas shaded.
yellow are termed "conservation areas"

where development may or may not be
permitted. If permitted, it has to comply with
"the special precaution" provision. Areas
shaded green may be developed if "the
development is consistent with resource
Gulf and Franklin counties.are colored red
and yellow over their entire area on the map.
This indicates that Gulf and Franklin counties
are mandated for no development or areas
where development may or may hot be,
permitted. Other 'area counties have Bay
County colored principally yellow and red,
with a small amount of green: Okaloosa
County is colored about 98 percent yellow.
At a meeting held in Panama City
Tuesday, Representatives William J. Rish,
Earl Hutto and Senator Pat Thomas publicly
expressed their opposition to ,the 'bill and
pledged their efforts toward working for its

attorneys, two Florida law Meeting last week for the
school deans, and a.member purpose of outlining their im-
of the state Public Service mediate goals, Council mem-
Commission. bersvoted to first solicit input
Commenting on his selec- from' various state agencies
tion as chairman, Rish re- and members of the judiciary,
marked, "I'm real honored and 'then to begin work on
that a group of such important cleaning up- antiquated and
people chose me to act as their confusing state statutes.
leader. We have a lot of work : State Senator Mattox Hair
to do, but I look forward to (D) Jacksonville' was elected
serving the people of Florida as the Vice-Chairman of the
in this capacity." : Law Revision Council.

Fire Destroys Home,

Damages Another.

Fire of undetermined origin
destroyed one home and dam-
aged another in North Port St.
Joe in the early morning hours
The blaze started in the
residence of Frankie Lee
Hopps at 241 Avenue A and
spread to the home of Robert
Lewis, next door, before the
blaze was discovered. The
alarm was sounded, calling

out the Volunteer Fire. De-
partment at 4:50 A.M. yester-
day morning. By the time the
Fire Department got onto the
scene; both dwellings were
The Hopps home was totally
destroyed and the Lewis home
was extensively damaged.
According to witnesses at
the site, Hopps was not at
home when the fire started.

Port St. Joe volunteer firemen Mark
Lamberson, left, and Lawrence Martin are
shown with a fire hose as they wet down hot

spots on the interior of a residence on Avenue
A which burned early Wednesday morning.


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THE STAR. Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 1978

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Word of Caution Should

be Aimed at State

SNaturally we had a call from
Superintendent of Schools Walter
Wilder after last week's editorial
informing us that the steps taken by
the School Board in implementing
the state's edict about how much a
student should know and will know
before he can 'be advanced in a
grade or receive a high school
diploma were mandated by the State
S Department of Education, not the
Gulf County School Board. We knew
that. The School Board has gone
Right by the guidelines set out by the
State Department, adopting their
S We don't argue with that. As a
matter of fact, we are not arguing
with what steps the School Board
S has already taken, even though in
some parts of the program, they
- have already gone just a slight bit
: ver and beyond what is required
this year. We're not opposing the
steps, we're just concerned about
the speed. Implementing the State
program is a big step for our,
students to take, and possibly our
"go slow" admonition should be
aimed at the state rather than the
SSchool Board.
Our schools were many years
getting into the position they are now
S in and the correction cannot be done
over night, even though we would

dearly love to see it done.
Last week's edition of the Gads-
den County Times carried a similar.
editorial, written by that paper's
editor, Collins Conner.
Ms. Conner said, "... the flack
will get worse atthe end of the year
when parents are rudely awakened
to the fact that if their little Johnny
can't read, their little Johnny won't
be promoted."
That's so here in Gulf County,
Ms. Conner went on to say,
"None of us can expect Gadsden's
children, with a few band-aid steps
mid-year, to receive Yale accept-
ance in May.
"But we can expect, with band-
aids this year, an ace bandage next
year and three body casts and a
great dose of Merthiolate the year
after, that our children, bit by bit,
will find their educational-wounds
healing. .
,"With enough parent and educa-
tor attention, Johnny might even
learn his math and reading skills
well enough to correctly calculate
the doctor bill."
That's the results we all want.
We're just skittish to the fact that we
may, in haste to correct too much
too soon, cause even more damage.
Let's look carefully before we step.

Revision Doomed

It appears even more to us that
the new draft of the state Constitu-
tion is doomed to voter rejection.
At a week end meeting of the
Florida League of Cities, held in
Tallahassee Thursday and Friday,
the FLC overwhelmingly passed a
resolution opposing nearly all of the
new amendments drawn up by the
Revision Committee. The chairman
of the Revision Committee, Sandy
D'Alemberte, said there would be no
changes made on the basis of the
resolutions passed by the FLC. Since

the FLC membership is made up of
city officials throughout the state,
and all parts of the state were
represented at the meeting, the
document is doomed to failure at the
We think this is proper, since the
Commission was charged with ex-
amining the Constitution and re-
coiimending any changes which
may be needed. They were not
charged with the responsibility of
re-writing the Constitution, which is
largely what they have done.

Letters to the Editor. .

Praises Emergency Services

: Dear Mr. Ramsey,
Sunday night, Feb. 12, about
11:00 p.m., I had to call the
ambulance to my father in
:White City. He was having
Severe pains in the left side of
his chest. The Sherriff's Dept.
called EMT Dennis Harcus in
.White.City and sent him to-the
'house until the ambulance
could arrive. Mrs. Ruth Ham-
lmond, EMT, of White City,
also came to the house. The
.EMT's that arrived with the
ambulance were Catherine
:Golden, David Horton and
Rudy Rodriguez.
I wish to commend every
,ohe of these people. They were
very concerned, very well
trained and very efficient.
:When we arrived at the hos
Spital, the nurses were ready
for my father and were just
great. They called Dr. Vaz-
quez and he came as soon as
possible. He was very tho--

rough with his examination
and very concerned that I be
aware of everything going on.
It turned out that my father
had a very painful attack of
pleurisy, but if it had been a
heart attack, he could not
have received' better care
anywhere else, I feel the
County and City could not
have spent our tax money on

any more worthwhile project
than our excellent ambulance
service (staffed by unpaid
volunteers) and our excellent
stand-by doctor, Dr. Vazquez.
My sincere thanks to the
EMT's. Dr. Vazquez and all,
the nurses at Port St. Joe
Municipal Hospital..
Very truly yours,
Mrs. Peggy L. Heacock

Cookie Sale Stccess

Dear Mr. Ramsey,
As our annual Girl Scout
Cookie sale for the Apalachee
Bend comes to a close I want
to take a minute to tell you
how much we appreciate the.
coverage you gave our sale.
The sale was very success-
ful with all cookies ordered by
troops being sold to our
friends in Gulf County. We
appreciate their support and

feel your reports gave us
introductions to our neighbors
that we needed. *
On behalf of 194 girls, their
troop leaders, and troop cook-
ie chairmen I say "Thank
Ruth W. Lucas
Wetapo Neighborhood
Cookie Chairman


From the High School


February 21, 1978
Last Wednesday, the Key.

Mrs. Frary

Is Taken

By Death
Mrs. Pearl Painter Frary,
74, a long-time resident of Port
St. Joe, passed away Tues-
day morning in the Municipal
Hospital, following a lengthy
Mrs. Frary was a native of
West Virginia and moved to
Port St. Joe in March of 1938,
and was a member of the St.
James Episcopal Church.
Survivors include: her hus-
band, Ted Frary of Port St.
Joe; a sister, Mrs. Zella
Uceny of Long Beach, Calif.;
four nieces,, Mrs. Norma
Decker of Hartsville, S.C.,
Miss Elizabeth Williams and
Mrs. Joan Rennie, both of
Detroit, Mich. and Mrs. Edith
Barlich, Long Beach, Calif.;
and three nephews, Robert
Pearsol, C. B. Pearsol and
John G. Pearsol, all of Long
Beach, Calif.
. Funeral services were held
at two p.m. Wednesday in the
Comforter Funeral Home
Chapel with the Rev. Sidney
Ellis officiating. Interment
followed in the family plot of
Holly Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Fun-
eral Home, Port St. Joe.

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the property to build a new
hardware store. They plan to
use the entire area, eliminat-
ing the need for an alley in the
The Block in question is the
block between Williams and
Long Avenues, directly behind
the present site of the hard-
ware store.
In other actions, the Com-
-Awarded a bid to Seymour
Electric in the amount of
$8,000 to furnish material for
lighting the new softball
-Awarded a bid to City Iron
Works of Panama City in the
amount of $3,400 to install a
new bar screen at the Waste-
water Treatment Plant. I


High and low tides
Joseph's Bay for the
ing week are shown
table below. The infor
is furnished by the
Weather Bureau Stal





3:31 P

Club held their annual election
of new officers. Tom Bouing-
ton was elected President,
Chuck Pollock, Vice Presi-
dent; Vic Gilbert, Secretary;

and Bob Jones, Treasurer.
Joey Whitehead was unani-
mously voted in as a new
The Quarterback Club is
sponsoring a Seafood Buffet
on March 18 in the Port St. Joe
High School Commons Area.
The price of.the tickets is $2.00
each, and you can purchase
one from any member of a
high school athletic team.
Plans are being made by the
National Honor Society for
attending the District meeting.
on March 4. At the meeting,

Itlooks as if Gulf County is going to get it in
the neck again if we don't keep our eyes and ears
open. In the past few years, the Set-back Law hit
us a good one by placing stiff regulations on
waterfront construction and beach side develop-
ment. This was conveniently done after most of
South Florida had already been developed and
all the eggs harvested ft mihe goose which laid
the golden ones.
Up here in North Florida, we don't want the
kind of development which they have in South
Florida. We tend to lean toward the more
leisurely life, but we do want enough develop-
ment to provide the necessary activity to provide
jobs for our children as they grow up. We want
our share, but we don't think; even without any
controls, that we would be as greedy as the
developers of South Florida were.
Now comes another cuff behind the ears -
this time from the Coastal Plains Development
Commission, who have taken upon themselves
the job of seeing that the sea shores and the
estuaries remain wild, natural and unmolested.
Up here in this part of Florida, we recognize
the need for the estuaries, the flats in the bays
and the scenic seashore. This is our selling point.
Also, the fishing industry these areas produce
provide us with many jobs.
It has been found, however, that some
development can still be experienced and these
marine breeding areas still produce what they
were designed by nature to produce.
Coastal Plains has mapped out the state,
outlining what portions of North Florida can be

A Layman's View

By Billy Norris

God, in Psalm 15, has given
an important insight for all
people as to where we live. He
is speaking of the present (the
physical here and now) and of
the future (the spiritual hea-
ven). Listen to His words.

Verse 1, "Lord, who shall
Sabide in thy tabernacle? Who
shall dwell in Thy holy hill?"
Abide means "to continue in a
permanent state." To dwell
means "to inhabit." So the
for St. question is who can walk with
upcom- God and who 'can live with
in the God. Now we see the answer.
nation Verse 2, "He that walketh up-
U. S. rightly and worketh righteous-
tion in ness, and speaketh the truth in
his heart." Verse 3, "He that
Low backbiteth not with his tongue,
7:52 A nor doeth evil to his neighbor,
7:39 A nor taketh up a reproach
7:24 A against his neighbor." Verse
6:46A 4, "In whose eyes a vile per-
6:24A son is condemned; but he
9:30P honoreth them that fear the
11:36P Lord. He that sweareth to his
own hurt, and changeth not."
1:06A Verse 5, "He that putteth not

out his money to usury, nor
taketh reward against the
innocent. He that doeth things
shall never be moved."
Verse 2 says we know what
is right and we'should do it (on
the word "truth" we are
reminded in the New Testa-
ment that Jeus said He is
Truth). Verse 3 is very import-
ant. Don't hold anything
against anyone (neighbor).
Verse 4-You know Christians
sometime uphold an evil per-
son's deeds. God says we are
to honor a good person's
deeds. And that we are to
uphold (sweareth to) the truth
even though we may be criti-
cized (hurt) by our steadfast-
ness and not to change our
mind. Verse 5 means to use
your money or influence to
obtain a bribe against some-
one. We are not to accept gifts
to another's hurt. Then, the
glorious promise "we shall not
be moved." We will dwell
forever with God.

Poison ivy rash can be recog-
nized as clusters of small
blisters of various sizes, on
reddened shiny skin.

the Society members will
meet students from other high
schools and will discuss ways
that they run the organiza-
tion at their own schools.
Now for the good news of the
week: No school Thursday or
Friday this week. I'm sure you
already knew that, but since
the amount of school news was
depleted by 40 percent be-
cause ofno schoolThursday or
Friday, I had to use to fill in
some space.
Well, Mr. Ramsey's readers
keep sending him spools and

he thinks it's because they like
his column and want to let him ,
know it. But, because of a tip
from a very reliable source, I
know the real reason. It's
because all these people, after
seeing how he wrote a whole
column about wooden spools,
figured that he is still at the
mental age where he likes to
make those little tractors
from spools. By the way, what
ever happened to those Bat-
man utility belts that you
could get for $2.00 and five

developed, what portions can be partially
developed and what areas must be left alone.
Naturally Gulf and Franklin counties fall in that
area which Coastal Plains say must be left
alone. It's interesting to note that of all the
counties which lie in Northwest Florida, only
Gulf and Franklin would receivethis designa-
Stion. "
It's going to take the efforts of all of us to see
that we get a fair shake out of this latest assault
on our assets to see that we are not made the
brunt of the dreams of some agency or other who
thinks we can eat scenery or wear saw-grass and
live in mud flats with no development at all.
This area seems to be the favorite target for
all the so-called ecologists in the nation.
We get right back to the fact that another
government agency is attempting to tell us what
we can do or cannot do with property which we
as individuals in Gulf County have paid our
hard-earned money for and continue each and
every year to pay heavy taxes upon. If the
government agencies continue to stipulate what
our property can be used for, they should be
expected to reimburse the land owner for the
investment lost and the taxes paid, while
anticipating the increased worth of the property
a person happens to own.
In our opinion, the Set-Back law, the
Aquatic Preserve status of most of our Bay and
other government regulations more than ade-
quately protect the land and water areas of Gulf
County without further encroachment by yet
another government agency.

After years of supporting him, we are now
disappointed in our Senator, Richard Stone.
In a recent visit to Port St. Joe and a public
hearing in the Gulf County Courthouse, Senator
Stone told all who were there that he would be
voting against the ratification of the Panama
Canal treaties unless certain changes were made
in the documents.
To our knowledge, no changes have been
made, but Senator Stone has changed his mind,
and has said he will vote for the treaties when
they come to a vote in the Senate, 'possibly in a
few days.
Stone said then and still acknowledges that
by far the majority of the citizens in the State of
Florida are against the treaties. This sentiment
still prevails even in the face of a high-powered
politicing of the State by such luminaries as
General Westmoreland, who toured the state last
week in favor of the treaties.
What is the big secret as to why Senators,
formerly against the treaties are shifting gears?
Why are they so adamant against the treaties
one month and for them the next? What is being
kept from the people?
President Carter, in a speech last week
stated that "Ratification of the treaties would be
best for the United States and for the nation of
He didn't say why this move would be best
and we would like to know .. why?
Perhaps if we knew, we too would change
our mind. In the meantime, the speeches,,the
changes and the secrecy serve only-to make us
more suspicious.

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Bible Notes


A Sure

Sign of

It may not feel like Spring,
what with the cold snap we
had here in Port St. Joe
Tuesday and Wednesday, butP
the signs of Spring are defin-
Itely there.
These three boys came up
with the first inkling that
Spring can't be very far away.
The sap is beginning to rise -
in the boys, even if it hasn't
started yet in the trees.
These three boys came
home Monday afternoon and
surprised their parents with
an old-fashioned butch hair-
cut, after nearly a life-time of
long hair.
The young men, who are
trying to set a new trend in
hair styles are, Joey White-
head, left; Rick Taylor, center
and Blaine Cox, right.
-Star photo

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 1978

Kiwanis LearnsAbout Girl Scouting

Showing off their,trophy won in the District play-offs in are: Candy Pittman, Coach Rick Williams, Stephanie Russ,
Chattahoochee last Friday are members of the Sharkettes, Martha Adkison, Mary Deli Adkison, Beth Pollock, Diana
S Port St. Joe High School's girls' basketball team. From left Sealey and Connie Stoutamire. -Star photo

Havana Bumps Sharkettes



According to Sheriff Ken
Murphy, Joe Gene Wood, age
31, of Laurel, Mississippi, was
arrested 15 miles north of Port
St. Joe on Highway 71, by
Deputies Guy White and Ray-
mond Watson. Wood is wanted.
in Mississippi for embezzle-
Sheriff Murphy stated that
Wood and a female compan-
ion stopped at a service sta-
tion in Port St. Joe and tried to
sell some tools. The service
station attendant became sus-
picious and called the Port St.
Joe Police Department, who
in turn notified the Gulf Coun-
Sty Sheriff's Department.
Deputy White met the 1978
Buick north of White City and
assisted- by -Deputy- Raymond '
Watson, stopped the vehicle. A'
'. check with the police depart-'
ment in Laurel, Mississippi
determined Wood had ope-.
rated a service station there,
and closed up the station last
week, and took all the re-
Wood is presently in the Gulf
County jail awaiting extradi-
tion to Mississippi.

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Port St. Joe High's Shark-
ettes took a 4-10 record to
Chattahoochee:last week end




to enter the District 3 tourna-
ment and came away a win-
ner. The Sharkettes downed
Chattahoochee, 43-35 to take
the District championship.
Chattahoochee had a 22-24
lead at half-time and built up a
five point lead in the third
period before the full court
press of the Port St. Joe girls
melted the Chattahoochee
lead and salted away the win
for Port St. Joe.
Candy Pittman led the Port
St. Joe scoring with 15 points.
Ctanhanie Russf Dianen QSenl

The Port St. Joe Sharks ),,"epn.an" I '.. .. *.
closed out their regular bas- and Mary Dell Adkison each
ketball season here Monday added eight points.
night with a 63-48 win over the
Apalachicola Sharks. a k
Port St. Joe started off cold,
scoring only six points in the Sh ar
first period against 10 for the
visitors. At half-time, how-
ever, the Sliarks were ahead E n terin
with a 25-22 lead and stayed in
front the rest of the game, Port St. Joe High School's
building on their lead in every baseball Sharks were rained
period., out of their season opener
Cleveland Riley paced the. Saturday, when a. double hea-
Shascoringa't'tack'Followed r d been scheduled
by Chip Pollock with 'points aginsMofitiello.
and Leon Pollock and Tony Today, the Sharks will enter
Larry each contributed 10. a three day Florida High
Rodney Brown and Marty Invitational Tournament in
Brewer each had 14 points for Tallahassee, along with Flor-
Apalachicola. ida High, Godby, Lincoln,
.The win, left the Sharks with Choctawhatchee and Nice-
a 13-14 mark for the season. ville.
Score by quarters: The Sharks will enter the
Port St. Joe 6 19 16 22-63 tournament this afternoon at
Apalachicola 10 12 10 16-48 6:30 p.m., against Florida
PORT ST., JOE-R. Thom- High. Their schedule from
as, 3-2-8; Riley, 8-2-18; L. that point on will be deterrin-

Pollock, 2-6-10; C. Pollock;
6-1-13; K. Thomas, 1-2-4; Lar-
ry, 5-0-10.,
7-0-14; Lorick, 3-0-6; Joseph,
4-0-8; Brewer,,6-2-14; Walker,
1-0-2; Bankston, 2-0-4.

Gulf Will


In Olympics
Gulf County will again par-
ticipate this year in the "Spe-
cial Olympics." A special pro-
gram on the olympics was
aired on Wednesday night,
explaining what the "Special
Olympics" are all about.
All those interested in vol-
unteering to help with Gulf
County's Special Olympics are
urged to call the Gulf County
Area Retardation Center, 229-
6327, and give your name or
The County games will be
held March 24, at the Wewa-
hitchka High School, an-
nounced David J. Lewis, Gulf
County coordinator.

The sixth national census,
taken in 1840, showed
that the population of
the U.S. was 17,069,453.

You Are Cordially Invited to Attend


Baptist Church
Corner Long Ave. and 16th St.

SUNDAY SCHOOL ................... 9:45A.M.
MORNING WORSHIP ................ 11:00 A.M.
CHURCH TRAINING ................. 5:45P.M.
EVENING WORSHIP ............... 7:00 P.M.-
PRAYER MEETING (Wednesday).... 7:00 P.M.

Rev. J. C. ODUM,

Jerome Cartier,
Minister of Music

Tuesday night, the Shark-
ettes entered the Class AA
Regional tournament in Hav-
ana and lost to Havana,
68-41, to end their bid to enter
:the state tournament.
Havana jumped off to a big
34-14 bulge at the end of the
first half and led the scoring
the rest of the way to put Port
St. Joe out of contention.
Stephanie Russ led the
Sharkettes with 17 points.
Dianne Sealy added nine
The Sharkettes ended their
season with a 6-10 record.

The Kiwanis Club heard a
presentation at their regular
meeting Tuesday, as to just
how funds are used from Girl
Scout fund-raising activities
such as the annual cookie sale
and fund drives.
Mrs. Betty Jane Ebel, exec-

SMeeting for

Dixie Youth
Everyone interested in
working in the Port St. Joe
ixie Youth Baseball pro-
gram this year is asked to
attend the meeting to be held
at the Fire Station Conference
Room at 5:30 p.m. today.
The'meeting will be to elect
officers, validate coaches and
to talk over league rules.
For more information call
229-6119 or come by the Re-
creation fDepartment upstairs
in the City Hall.

Softball Teams

There will be a meeting for
softball coaches, managers,
players, sponsors, etc. in the,
Fire Station Friday, Feb. 24 at
6:30 p.m.
All people interested in
forming the Port St. Joe Men's
Open League and the Port St.
Joe .Church League are en-
couraged to attend.
For more information call
229-6119 or come by the Re-
creation Department up-
stairs in the City Hall.

utive director for the Apala-
chee Bend Council outlined
just how their money was used
in administration, planning,'
services for volunteer work-
ers, salaries, housing, etc.
All of the money collected in
fund drives are used on a

Tennis Team

Starts Practice
The tennis team will be
using the 8th St. tennis courts
Monday through Friday from
three to six p.m., February 22
through April 12.
The high school tennis
teams will be practicing at
this time, and request the
courts be kept open at these
times. They express their co-
operation to the public in this

I would like to take this
opportunity at my retirement
to thank the Management of
the St. Joe Paper Company for
providing me with employ-
ment and a comfortable liver
'ing for me and my family for
the past 27 years.
During these years there
have been some good times
and some bad times but it
seems the good times far out-
number the bad times.
I have enjoyed working with
a great bunch of..jen and
working for fair and under-
standing supervisors...
I'll miss all of you but will
visit you if I may from time to

council level, with about $250
allocated for each Troop in the
Locally, the fund drive
monby is used to provide
program materials, supplies,
preparation for activities, lit-
erature and training for lea-
The Girl Scout Council sup-
ports a staff of eight full time
and one part time employees
to serve the 15 counties in the
District. There are 224 Troops,

serving 4,800 girls, and 500-600
volunteer workers in the Dis-
Mrs. Ebel said the Gulf
County area currently needs'
to raise $900 per year to
adequately fund the Girl Scout
activity in the county.
The Kiwanis Club is con-
templating taking on sponsor-.
ship of the Scouts.
Guests of the club were Key
Clubbers Mike Cassani and
Bob Jones.




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not be paid for.. .take up to 10 years to pay. Phone now
or visit and we'll start talking about your loan today.
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ed by their success or lack of
The tournament is being
played at the Florida State
University baseball stadium.
'If the Sharks wih Thursday,''
they will go against Niceville"
Friday at 6:30.
The Sharks have two more
games on their schedule for
the coming week, both of
which are out,of town. Mon-
day, the Sharks travel to
Panama City to meet Mosley
High at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday,
the Sharks will travel to
Marianna for a 3:30 p.m.,

First United

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

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The St. Joseph Bay Chapter
t-Daughters of tthe American
Revolution met Wednesday,
.February 15, to observe
.."Amerlcan History Month".
The luncheon meeting was
held at the Garden Center on
,Eighth Street, where a de-
lightful meal was served by
members of the Port St. Joe
Garden Club to members and
a number of visitors.
In addition to Mrs, Padl
Fesom, delegates to the For-
Ida State Conference Daugh-
Sters of the American Revolu,
tion will include Mrs. Thoma'
Owens, vice-regent; and two
Sof the new members, Mrs.
Elizabeth Thompson and Mrs.
V. M. Hoffman, Jr. Also at-
tending will be Mrs. Herbert
Brouillette. State officers will
Sbeelected at this conference
to be held at Clearwater
:: ]Bach, March 2, 3 and 4.
Mr..' Charles Norton, pro-
'gram chairman, announced

Wilsons to

Observe 25th
The First Peantecstal Holi-
ness Church is honoring Rev-
erend and Mrs. William J.
Wilson on their 25th wedding
Refreshments will be served
in the fellowship hall at 2001
SGarrison Ave. All their friends
are invited to come between
r.,.tbe hours of 3:00 and 5:00,
Sunday, February 26, to help
3"6eim celebrate.

Gopel Sing

at Wewa

There will be a gospel sing
Saturday, February 25, at 7f 00
p.m., CST, at the College Park
.z Church of God in Wewahitch-
Ska. Featured singers will be
Sthe King's Messengers from
Panama City.
Shelby Jeter, pastor, ex-
| tends a special invitation to
'--everyone to attend. -


Banquet Held

The Pentecostal Holiness
Girls' Auxiliary held their an-
nual Father-Daughter ban-
quet on Friday, February 10,
celebrating Valeatine's Day.
Each girl brought her father
as her date.
Clarice Wilson and Maxine
Money served while fathers
and daughters chatted
through dinner. They were en-
tertained by three of the
G.A.'s. Cindy Dunlap and
Sherrie Huggins sang selec-
tions, accompanied by Ruth
Plair on the piano.
Nearly all of the members
were in attendance at the

Pentecostals to

Hear Singers
The First Pentecostal Holi-
ness Church invites everyone
to come and hear "The Spen-
taytions" from Panama City
:on Saturday, February 25, at
.7:00 p.m.
:: The church is located at 2001
"Garrison Avenue. William N.
rWilson, Jr., pastor, encour-
ages everyone to attend.

iNames Left

ff Honor Roll
:: The names of students mak-
Tag the "' and B" honor roll
eor the tid six weeks period
.were left off the list published
Elast week in The Star,
I'*" Ninth grade: Christine Bat-
es.on, Christopher Batson,
paula Besore, John Bush, Ter-
esa Cox, Deborah Dunigan,
:Barbara Deeson, Tammy
SButts, Steve Hughes, Elaine
.sfssacks, Neva Janewski, Deb-
:is Patterson, Tim, Montgom-
*'ry, Dina Parker, Cathey Mc-
Farland, Donnie McArdle,
:Kathleen Lyles, Tina Pierce,
EMark Powell, Vicky Sapp,
,Mary Sewell, Rita Stafford,
monna Bailey, Otis Stallworth,
:ind Keith White.

Names not turned in by the
.high school for publication
.were Otis Stallworth and
Seith White, who also tmde,
S je honor roll for the seieis-

the results of the recent Amer-
ican History Essay Contest on
the subject "Growing Up In
Colonial America", and pre-
sented three students who
shared their essays: Tonya
Cross, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Marvin Cross, second
place winner, seventh grade;
Lori Ray, the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Albert C. Ray, first
place winner, seventh grade;
and Margie Schoelles, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Orin
Schoelles of Mexico Beach,
first place winner, eighth'
grade. Margie was also first in
the seventh grade contest last
year, and was wearing the
badge that was presented to
her at that time.
The three essays were quite
well written and well read,
depicting scenes and events in
early America. They wrote of

the simplicity of life at that
time, and the strictness of
religion and family life.
Mrs. Fensom announced, a
two week DAR trip to South-
ernj Spain, very reasonably
priced. Those who are inter-
ested may call her for more
During the business session,
the group voted to give a
bronze medal to the outstand-
ing ROTC student each year,
and'voted a change in the by-
laws to add two officers, cor-
responding secretary and his-
Other guests attending the
meeting were Mrs. Orin
Schoelles, mother of one of the
students; Mrs. Diana Stanton
and Mrs. Aleen Franz. Hos-
tesses were Mrs. Paul John-
senMrs. Roy Smith and Mrs.
Ralph Swatts,.Sr.

Ms. Linda Greene

Feted with Shower

A small reception honoring
Ms. Linda Greene and Willie
E. Scott was hosted by Ms.
Martha Jackson at her home,
at 233 Avenue D. Ms. Greene
and Mr. Scott were united in
marriage last Saturday, Feb-
ruary 18, and have gone away
for a week's travel.
The shower was held last

Thursday afternoon.
Shown in the photo above,
from left, are: Alberta Doz-
ier, Martha Jackson, Marie
Fennell, Janet Stansel, Clara
Hutchins, Andrea Griffin,
Linda Greene and Mary El-
-Star photo

Band Boosters Having

Spaghetti Supper Fri.

The Band Boosters are
sponsoring a spaghetti supper
Friday, February 24 in the
Commons Area at the Port St.
Joe High School. Tickets are,
being sold by the Boosters and
band members. Serving time
will be between 5 and 8 p.m.
with admission being $1.50 per
A free band concert will be
the highlight of the evening for
those attending.
Money derived from this
activity will be used to help
with uniformexpenses as well
as help'he band with financial
responsibilities such as travel.
if you haven't purchased a

Miss Alicia Stq~es

To Wed Soon

Plans are being revealed for
the engagement and ap-
preaching marriage of Miss
Alicia Stokes and Mike Ham-
Parents of the young couple
are Mrs. Janice Stokes, 'Mr.
Leroy Stokes, Mrs. Elizabeth
Miller and Mr. Jack Ham-
The wedding will be an
event of Saturday, March 4, at

The family of. the late Mr.
James Hall would like to
express their gratitude to
those who did so much for the
during the loss of their loved
The Hall Family

the First United Methodist
Church in Port St. Joe.

Mrs. Brinson

Hostess to

UMW Group
Mrs. R. H. Brinson was
hostess to Mission Group II of
the First United Methodist
Church on Monday, with 10
members present.
Reports were given on the
work being done on a room at
the church and also from the
kitchen committee.
Mrs. Alfred Joines gave an
interesting program on "What
the Cross Means to Me."
The hostess for the March
meeting will be announced at
a later date.
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ticket, come on out anyhow;
there will be plenty of food for
all and tickets at the door.
Blue and Gold
Banquet Friday
Cub Scouts of Pack 47, will
hold their annual Blue and
Gold Banquet Friday evening
at 7:00 p.m., at the First
United Methodist Church So-
cial Hall.
All Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts,
their parents and invited
guests are invited to attend
this annual celebration of the
founding of Cub Scouts in

PAGE FOUR THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 1978

Wining Student Essays

Are resented to DAR


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.
Evening Worship Services ............. 7:30 P.M.
Prayer Meeting (Wed.) ............... 7:00 P.M.
"Come and Worship God with Us"

Help children put away their
toys by making it part of
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY. FEB. 23, 1978


.Services at

Special services are being
r held tonight, Friday and Sat-
urday nights at the First
United Pentecostal Church in
SHighland View, announced
Rev. Larry Wells, pastor.
Thursday and Friday night
services will feature Rev.
Larry Jones of Panama City;
Saturday night, the Lamar
Sego Family, of Macon, Ga.,
will be featured singers.
The pastor extends a special
invitation to the public to
attend these services, nightly
at 7:00. The church is located
on 10th Street, Highland View.


Ida Copenhaver Ginter Selected

As Oustanding Citizen for 1977

Ida Copenhaver Ginter, St. Joe, was elected by the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Columbus, Ohio Jaycees as
Lawrence Copenhaver of Port one of the Ten Outstanding

The Lamar Sego Family

Scout Program Growing;

Needs Better Facilities

Raymond Rogers

Pvt. Rogers

Completes Basic
Private Raymond A.
Rogers, Jr., son of Mr. and
Mrs. Raymond A. Rogers, Sr.,
has graduated from basic
training at the Army Training
Center at Fort Dix, New Jer-
sey. He is now stationed at
Aberdeen, Maryland, where*
he is in AIT training. He is in
the field- of auto mechanics.
He is a 1977 graduate of Port
St. Joe High School.

Dear friends, I want to
thank you for all the beauti-
ful cards, gifts, letters and
wonderful phone.calls I have
received during my stay in the
hospital at Lake Wales. They
have made my stay seem
much shorter. You will never
know how much knowing that
I have such thoughtful friends
has helped me.
I am out of the hospital but
I will be in Waverly for a few
more weeks.
Thank you again, I sure am
looking forward to coming

The R6tary Club,, sponsors
of Troop 47, Boy Scouts of
America for 38 years, were
chided by Chet Hebert, Scout
Executive for needs of the
Troop which need to be pro-
Hebert said Scouting was
growing in' the Lake Sands
District, principally in the
Gulf Coast Council, of which
Port St. Joe is a part. He
pointed out that Troop 47 in
Port St. Joe was, the oldest
troop in continuous operation
in the Council. During its 38
years of operation, it has
served 680 boys and seen 29
reach the rank of Eagle Scout.
It has been sponsored by the
Rotary Club all these years.
Hebert pointed to the need
for an adequate meeting place
for the local troop and cooper-
ation with the Council in fund
raising activities. The Club
has been exploring.ways for
securing a better meeting
place for the past year.
Hebert said the Cub Scout


Guitar lessons will be taught
in the Music Dept. at the High
School by Ms. Ann Aldridge.
The lessons will be on Tues-
days from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
beginning on the 21st of Feb-
ruary. The fee for this activity
will be $10 per month,
Registration will be held on
the first night of classes. Call
229-6119 or come by the Re-
creation Dept. upstairs in the
City Hall for more informa-

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

program in Port St. Joe is
strong. "Some of these boys
are now moving into Scout-
ing", he said. The speaker
stated that there is now a need
for a new Cub Master. He said
Perrv McFarland who has

held the post for three years,
is resigning.
Guests of the club were Dr.
Richard Morley of Panama
City, Perry McFarland, and
Wheelettes Jo Anne Harrison
and Denise Bond.

Ida Copenhaver Ginter

.. .. 7 ....... ,7 ..... .... ...
Mission G l T Cub Scouts Treated
Mission Group I' Metl .
., ,with Skating Party
M"" v ith Mrsv -Miller

y.VIUJIlJ.C Port St o Joe Cub Sco.. n.JILJ .U
d Port St. Joe Cub Scouts in

Mission Group I of the First
United Methodist Church met
February 21, at,9:30 a.m. ion
the home of Mrs. J. Lamar
Miller, with Mrs. L. P. West aS
hostess. Fourteen members
were present.
Mrs. Ed Ramsey opened the
meeting with a.thought for the
day and prayer. Mrs. Johnie
McCurdy reminded members
of memorials and thoughts of

Blue Lake.
Appreciation was given by-
Mrs. Paul Blount for the help
with the reception for new
members. Mrs. W. L. Alstaet-
ter gave the program, from
Charles Allen's book "God's
Psychiatry The Ten Com-
mandments." 3
The next meeting will be
with Mrs. 0loyd Roberts.

Den One and Den Two were
rewarded with a skating party
last Saturday, Feb. 18, at the
Silver Circle Skating Rink in
Panama City. These Scouts
were so rewarded because
they had the largest number of
relatives attending the month-
ly pack meeting with them.
Den Two won in December
and Den One in January.
Scouts attending the party

Attending banquet, left to right: Richard McClain, Tommy Ford, Allison Smith, Step-
Coffey, Tim Gibson, Marty Williams, Randi hen Coffey and Michelle Lucas.

Kneeling, left to right: Tommy Williams,
Jimmy Walding and Kenny Kennington.
Standing: Eva Collier, Konya McCall, Donna

Jones, Karen Griffin, Vicki
McClain and Paula Ward.

Children of LABC Are

Honored with Banquet

The children's department
of Long Avenue Baptist
Church was entertained with a
valentine banquet on Tuesday,
February 14. Hosts and hos-
tesses for the occasion were
the department teachers and
various mothers.
The room was beautifully
decorated with greenery, can-

dies and valentines. Miss Pau-
la Ward was the recipient of a
.box of candy as a door prize.
Special guests for the occasion
were Rev. and Mrs. J. C.
Odum and Jerome Cartier.
After the meal, Rev. Odum
presented a special message
to the children.

The First
Pentecostal Holiness Church
Invites You to Worship with Them
William Wilson, Pastor
SSUNDAYSCHOOL ....................... 9:45 AM
MORNING WORSHIP ..................... 11:00AM
EVENING WORSHIP .................... 7:00 PM
WEDNESDAY NIGHT ................... 7:00 PM

Barlow, Traci

Barlow, Traci

No Appointment Necessary
Full Selection of Poses
I No Age Limit
All Work Guaranteed

were: Warren Re Step-
hen Coffey, Richard Coffey,
Tommy Ford, Jay Rish, John
Sullivan, Herman Jones, Sean
Dowis, Greg Dowis, Chris
Pate, Paul Nedley, Roy Caus-
ey and Tony Kemp.
They were chaperoned by
Cubmaster Perry McFarland,
Den Mothers Diane McFar-
land, Charlotte Nedley and
Dawne Ford.
After the skating pariy, they
enjoyed lunch at Burger King.
A good time was had by all.

Some ancien3,people believed
r:tht their spait jw d ba'-
.born as flowers.

Young Citizens of the Year for
The award winners were
chosen on the basis on initia-
tives taken, sacrifices made
and results achieved to ac-
complish objectives that will
benefit the community. Also
considered were professional
or career activities and ac-
complishments as well as
personal and family develop-

Ida Ginter is an information
scientist and senior associate
editor for Chemical Abstracts
Service. She has been active in
the Columbus Area Leader-
ship Program as a participant
and board member, and she
initiated and coordinated a
program to enable working
women to participate in com-
munity service activities of'
the Junior League of Colum-

Now In Apalachicola

Automatic Transmission
City Rebuilt General
Prces"Cannon Oil Repair
West Hwy 98 653-9489

Stephens Memorial Service

All Types Cemetery Work

301 1Sth Street
PORT ST. JOE, FLA. 32456


Corner of Fourth St. & Second Ave.

bUNDAYSCHOOL ........... ......... 9:45 A.M.
WORSHIP SERVICES..... 11:00 A.M. 8&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,

Chai Sereebutra, M.D.

announces the opening

of his office full time for

General Surgery


General Practice

March 1, 1978

Office Hours:

Monday and Saturday 9 til 12

Tuesday thru Friday 9 til 5

Telephone 653-8871 or 653-8872
Apalachicola, Florida

LIMItt 1 Per person 2 Per Pomily
Additional Subiects $3.95
Groups $1.59 Per Person

Living color Portrait

March 1 & 2
Wed. & Thurs.

Bill's Dollar Store
Port St. Joe, Florida

Photo Hours:
10-1, 2-5






The Snapper Tiller has
balance. Instant deptli
adjustment. Fin-
gertip controls.
*With a few simple
attachments, con-
verts to a multi-purpose
garden tractor.

St. Joe Hardware

203 Reid Ave. Phone 227-8028

Plus 50c Film Clarg

For A


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Phone 22993


y The tural
Beaches Volun
;i:i' apartment is go
., ;. a he .



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




: h.22743371 317 Williams
Convenient Drive-in Window
S', .Plenty.of Free Parking

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i s:12' x 52' mobile home, 2
'i: bdrm., 2 bath, unfurnished,
'. $2,800 648-5152. tfc1-26

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

i 12'- aluminum boat with
:'trailer, $150. Call 648-8295.
Stfc 1-26

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

C,. ;: all Betty Gilbert
6'' : 648-5047
tfc 7-15

SFor Your
,; Call
;,..-: Wanda Brown
Stfc 4-28

,; No need for wet carpets. Dry
I' :clean them with HOST. Use
Srooms right away. Rent
; .machine. St. Joe Furniture,.
-1 227-1251. tfc 10-23
,, ,
SCustom-made wooden name
S: plaques, for mail boxes, front
:gates, door posts, etc. Econo-
: my Motors & Garden Center,
301 Hwy. 98, HV, 229-6001.
New and used lawnmowers
ifor sale. Lawn mowers, tills
and garden tractors repaired.
SEconomy Motors & Garden
; Center, 301 Hwy. 98, HV.
S 229-6001. tfc 4-28

; IDRAPERIES-Ready made
and custom made. Large sel-
election of swatches to choose
': from. Roche's Furniture and
Appliance Store, 209 Reid
Ave., phone 227-1730.

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

Books: The Living Bible,
S.Te Way, The Children's Liv-
S ing Bible, Soul Food, Taylor's
i -iBible Story Book for Children,
Slf-Help Edition for the Liv-
i. g 'g Bible. The Star, 306 Wil-
h' i:ams Ave.

.Will demolish buildings or
garages for the material.
phone 229-6402, Woodie Busby.

'"rloggy Pen Holder, a gift
.jst right for special friends.
j.aper-Mate pen and froggy
holder, $2.98). See at The Star,
306 Williams Ave.

Gulf County
teer Fire De-
>ing to get its

first fire truck Friday, Febru-
ary 24, thanks to a special
Florida Division of Forestry

Clinic Offers

24-Hr. Service

The Gulf County Guidance
Clinic announces that profes-
sionals from the Clinic are
available on a 24-hour per day
basis for counseling and psy-
chological evaluations. Any
one in need of smoeone to talk
with because of family con-
flicts, feelings ofnervousness
and anxiety, or feelings of
loneliness and depression may
call the Clinic at any time, day
or night.
Regular'Guidance Clinic
hours are from 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m., Mondays through
Friday so that people may
arrange for appointments at
those times. After working
hours persons may call the
Clinic and the Clinic's answer-
ing system will then refer
them to a staff member they
may talk with.
Interested persons or agen-
cies may also call the Clinic at
any time to request services
for others. The Clinic's phone
number is 227-1145

14' aluminum Jon boat with
trailer, 10 h.p. motor, $125;
1977 7 h.p. Sears deluxe out-
board, $150; rotor tray for CB
tower, $9; new 6-band portable
radio, $16; CB base, D-104
mike, $75; 7% reel to reel
stereo tape recorder,, $25. 229-
6907. 1lt2-23

14' boat; motor and, trailer.
Rosa Lee Williams, 311 Ave.
C, or call 229-6665. itp 2-23

Charter Country Club mem-
bership. Call 648-8295.
2te 2-23

assistance program.
The keys to the new fire
truck will be turned over to a
delegation of Gulf Countians,
led by State Rep. Billy Joe
Rish, D-Port St. Joe, by Flor-
ida Commissioner of Agricul-

Karate Lessons

Start March 2
Karate lessons will begin on
March 2. They will be held in
the Stac House. The instructor
will be Sonny Young, Second
Degree Black Belt from Tyn-
dall Air Force Base. Sonny
has. been teaching for about
ten years and comes highly
Times will be as follows:
Ages 6-16 from 8:30-9:30 on
Thursday and 5:00-6:30 on
Saturday; Ages 17 and over
from 9:30-10:30 p.m. on Thurs-
days and 6+30-8:00 p.m. on
The Satutrday classes will be
conducted only when the in-
structor is available. This will
be announced each Thursday
Registration will be on
March 2 from 7:30 to 8:30 at
the Stac House, and the $8.00
fee will be due then. For more
information call 229-6119.

No. 1 Drive In Theater
Apalachicola, Fla.
Friday Saturday
February 24 & 25
SBig Double Feature!
Movie starts 7:15 p.m.

1966 Willis jeep, V6, 4-wheel
drive, new trans., points &
plugs, and throwout bear-
ing. $800. 25 2nd St., Highland
View after 3:30. 2tc 2-23

ture Doyle Connor and Divi-
sion of Forestry Director John
The 10 a.m. ceremonies will
be held at the Division of
Forestry's Tallahassee Dis-
trict Office, 1214 Tower Drive.
SThe fledgling department
will receive a 4-wheel drive
300-gallon "quick response"
mini-pumper which is one of
10 pumper fire trucks being
constructed by the Division
under a cooperative agree-
ment between the Florida
Division of Forestry, Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services,
Tanks for the trucks are
built at Sumter and Union
Correctional Institutes while
Division employees renovate
surplus military and forestry
vehicles. for mating with the
After completion, the newly
manufactured vehicles are
leased 'on a materials-costs
basis for 50 years to rural fire
departments such as Gulf.
Beaches as low cost units.
The Division of,Forestry
accepts applications from the
rural departments which qua-
lify for this project under the
federal Rural Community
Fire Protection Program.

ches to Receive Fire Truck


Cottage, 2 BR, 2ind Ave.,
Highland View, corner lot,
$5,000 firm. 648-5332. tfet 19
tfc 12-15

New brick home at 106
Yaupoi 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

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



3 bdrm, 1 bath, living-dining
area on 2 beautiful lots total-
ing 190' x 126' ft. Storage
shed, workshop, utility
room. Excellent buy for
starter home. 212 12th St.

4 bdrm, 1V baths, plenty of
room for large family;
aluminum siding, grape ar-,
bor, chain link fence back
yard, 1,600 sq. ft. Priced
right, 518 8th St.

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

Well maintained older home
tooui w Ter. 3
bc or ms,
ba i ivi rm.
C e r u ew
lo n 1610

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.

3 bdrm, 2 bath, large living
ioom. 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 Av"

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.

For Sale or Lease-Excel
lent 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.

6 ACRES-fenced on 386A in
Mexico Beach. Double wide
mobile home on property
also for sale separately or

2 Bayfront lots with.2 bdrims
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 bath
electric heat. "Cute as a
bug" on lovely wooded lot.

Delightful, well-built 2 story
home with rental apart-
ment below. Indian Pass

Well-built, roomy 3 bdrm
beach house, corner of Pine
& Americus, St. Joe Beach.

Beauty parlor or workshop
or extra room attached to
well-built, year-round insu-
lated 2 bdrm home. Com-
pletely furnished, 15th St.,
Mexico Beach.

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 1lv
baths. 2 blocks from beacl
on large wooded lot. 1st St.,
Mexico Beach.'

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.

Eldon B. Miler, Realtor Patty Miler, Associate


New brick home, 3 bed-
rooms, 2 baths, fireplace,
large garage. Call 229-6979
after six p.m. tfc 9-22

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

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


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

'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

IE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 1978

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

LOST: Beige fur cape with-
out collar. Furchgotts label in
neck. Reward. 227-1331.



IN RE: The Marriage of
Husband, Respondent,
TO: Lawrence Andrew Kosier
Box 27, c.o Frank Kosier
South Kortwright, New York 13842
a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your Answer
or other response to the Petition' on
Petitioner's Attorney:
P. O. Box 248
Port St Joe, Florida 32456
and file the original thereof in the Circuit
Court Clerk's Office, Gulf County Court.
house, Port St. Joe, Florida, on or before
the 16th day of March, 1978. If you fall to
do so, a Final Judgment for the relief
sought may be granted by Default.
DATED this the 10th day of February,
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: MargaPet B. Core,
Deputy Clerk 4t2.16

IN RE; The'Marriage of
band, Respondent,
Wife, Petitioner.
TO: Johnnie Frank Caphart

Wanted: Companion for
elderly lady in Apalachicola.
Could accept couple. For de-
tails phone 227-1531.
tfc 2-23

WANTED: Newspapers for
ongoing, fund-raising project.
Drop by Gulf Co. Adult Activi-
ty Center, 113 Main St., or call
229-6327 for pick-up.
2tc 2-16


Furnished 2 bdrm apart-
ment, corner 14th St. & Palm
Blvd. Call 227-1520. Itc 2-23

For Rent: 2 bedroom fur-
nished Irailer. Call 648-5873.
tfc 2-9

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.
Joe on Hwy. S-30. Come out
and enjoy the quiet. Call 229-
6105. tfc 9-29

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

For Rent: A one bedroom
house in town; also a beach
cottage for rent. Call 227-1549.
tfc 2-2

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 com-
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.

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
$180.00 weekly mailing cir-
culars. Start immediately. Op-
portunities, Dept. A82, Draw-
er D, Huntington, TX 75949.

Carpentry Work Done
Reasonable Rates
Jimmy Johnson
Phone 229-8757
tfc 2-2
Machine Work Welding
506 First Street
Phone 229-6803
Machinist on duty all day
every day

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.) tfc 4-28

Front End L.
Backhoe W


Septic tanks cleaned out.
Phone 229-8227
tfc 12-22

Carpentry & Plumbing
Houses or Any Buildings
229-8715 tfc 2-2

Aluminum screens and doors,,
carpentry, house repair, mill-
work, roof repair and re-roof-
Phone 229-018
Port St. Joe tic 7-22

328 7th Street
Highland View
Cabinets, furniture, vanities,
Call 229-6207

tfe 1:


will buy your old car.
tf 3-Phone 227-1654

Sr Al 24 so a
ICE o. Ae 4

All Types
229-6482 or 229-447
tfc 9-20

Architectural Drafting
House Plans, Plot Plans, Etc.
Call Larry Tate
4tc 2-9

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 98W. 227-1763
tfc 8-5

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

Kitchen Cabinets-
Vanities Mill Work
Cabinet Hardware & Tops
White City, Hwy. 71
Glen Combs
Shop 2294017 or

c.o Mamie Caphart
Rt. 1, Box 151
Cottonwood, Alabama 36320
a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage
has been filed against you and you are
requested to serve a copy of your
Answer or other response to the Petition
on Petitioner's Attorney:
P. O. Box 248
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
and file the original thereof in the Circuit
Court Clerk's Office, Gulf County Court
House, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, on or'
before 9 March 1978. If you fail to do so, a
Final Judgment for the relief sought
may be granted by Default.
DATED this the 2nd day of February,
Clerk of Circuit Court
-s- Margaret B: Core 4t 2.9

Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to Section 865.09.
Florida Statutues. 'the under-
signed persons intend to regis-
ter with 'th Clerk of the
Circuit Court. Gulf County.
'Florida; four weeks after the
first publication of this notice.
the fictitious name or trade
name under which they will be
engaged in business and in
which said business is to be
carried on. to-wit:
Joe Beach. Alabama at Gulf
St.. P. 0. Box 963. Port St. Joe,
FL 32456. Owner: Pope Fend-
lev. P. O. Box 963. Port St. Joe.
FL. phone 648-8236.
4tp 2-2

The Gulf County School Board will
receive bids.until 9:00 a.m. on March 7,
1978 in the office of the Superintendent of
Schools on two (2) stoves( (1) Universal
Chef, LP gas, 6 burner, 2 ovens, grill; (2)
Universal Chef, LP gas, 10 burners, 2
Prospective bidders should contact the
Wewahitchka Elementary School office'
for an appointment to Inspect the stoves.i
The Board reserves the right to reflect

any and all bids. Bids for individual units'
or both units will be considered. Please
mark your bid envelope "Sealed Bid -
B. Walter Wilder,
Superintendent 2t2-23
the administration of the estate of
Aubrey Ellis Rowell, deceased, File
Number 77.19, is pending In the Circuit
Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which Is Four.
teenth Judicial Circuit, Port St. Joe;
Florida. The personal representative of
the estate Is Bay National Bank & Trust
Co. whose address Is Panama City,
Florida. The name and address of the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All persons having claims or, demands
against the estate are required, WITH IN
THIS NOTICE, to file with the clerk of
the above court a written statement of
any claim or demand they may have.
Each claim must be In writing and must
indicate the basis for the claim, the
name and address of the creditor or his.
agent or attorney, and the amount
claimed. If the claim Is not yet due, the
date when it will become due shall be
stated. If the claim Is contingent or un-
liquidated, the nature of the uncertainty
shall be stated. If the claim is secured,
the security shall be described. The
claimant shall deliver sufficient copies,
of the claim to the clerk to-enable the
clerk to mail one copy to each personal
All persons interested in the estate to
whom a copy of this Notice of Admini.
stratlon has been mailed are required,
OF THIS NOTICE, to file any objections
they may have that challenges the
validity of the decedents will, the qual.
fications of the personal representative,
or the venue or jurisdiction of the court.

Date of the first publication of this
Notice of Administration: February 23,
By: -s- Nelson Taylor
As Personal Representative of the
Estateof Aubrey Ellis Rowell, deceased.
-s- Mayo C. Johnston
406 Magnolia Ave.
Panama City, Fla. 32401
Telephone: 763-8421
21 2.2?

EN that the Board of County
Commissioners, at its regular
meeting on March 14, 1978, at
9:00 A.M., in its regular
meeting room at the Gulf
County Courthouse, Port St.
Joe, Florida, will consider the
adoption of an ordinance
amending Ordinance 75-3
'(Gulf County Plat Law) pro-
viding'for a minimum size lots
and width of streets where a
subdivision is provided with
central water and sewer. The
title to said ordinance will be
in substantially the following
An ordinance amending Or-
dinance No. 75-3 by adding'
thereto an amendment to
Article 4, Section 3.3, provid-
ing for the size of lots for
single family residences and
multi-family residences in
subdivisions having central
water and sewer systems
and providing the width and
surface for streets in subdi-
sions containing central
water and sewer and provid-
ing an effective date.
Dated this 22nd day of
February, 1978.
Board of County
Gulf County, Florida
By: James Gortman,
Chairman 2t-2-23


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STORE HOURS: 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Billy Rich's IGA

Prices Good Mr. & Mrs. Billy Rich, Jr. Owners
Feb. 22-28 Mr. & Mrs. E. J. Rich, Sr. Founders 1945





SOUP l oz. 3/89'
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16 Oz.

11/4 Oz.

Kraft 7/4 Oz. Size

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3/$ 100




J'al ":r:~':
~ :::

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 1978


of the

Gulf County Commission

The Board of Count
missioners of Gulf C
Florida, met January
regular session with
S lowing members pi
Jimmy O. Gortman,
man, William R. Bran
Kennedy, and Everett
Jr. Others present
... George Y. Core, Clerk
Gates, Finance C
William J.;Rish, Att
STommy Pitts, Mosqui
trol Supervisor, Lloyd
field, Road Superinte
and C. E. Daniell,
The meeting came t
Sat 7:00 p.m. The Clerk
.the meeting with pray
led the pledge of allegi
S", the flag.
SThe minutes of Jamn
:were read, approve
: adopted.
SThe St. Joe Natur
Company, Inc. filed it!
cation for a utility pe:
':construct and maintain
-distribution line on all
Sin Highland View. C
S -Costin, Jr. discussed t
plication and assure
=Commission that all
: rules and regulations
Z"followed. Thomas H.
IManager of the gas
:informed the Board t
':.has gone over the'plai
:'the County Road Supe
'dent, who is present tc
:his recommendation
;time. Lloyd Whitfield,
:'=Road Superintendent,
-mended the permit be
.and requested that ga
::be jacked under the
;rather than cutting thi
nent, if at all possibi
.where it is necessary
::across the paved street
they be replaced to
3ririginal condition' as s
'possible. Mr. Costin a:
Knox assured the Boa
recommendation will
lowed. There was a mo
"'o omm issione r Br
seconded by Commis
wensens, and it was
'-mously carried, tha
: permit be issued subject
County regulations
: Tom Levins, Oak (
*pree.nted, a petitions
ingT112 names' 6f Oak:
-citizens protesting th
ejected cost of waterand
:for residents of the are
:Levins stated that s
S :residents from Oak
S'were present and thi
:they had been misl
'believe that Oak Grove
,be furnished water and
for $10.30 per month fo
.' gallons minimum bil
Chairman stated that ]
appointed a commit
'Commissioners Brani
Owens, and Finance
'.Jerry Gates to meet w
City Clerk and two City
missioners to discuss tl
posals that had been m
the City of Port St
concerning the expected
The Chairman stated th
committee had riot re
-back to the Board a
would d now ask for the
to clarify the situation
missioner Branch and
requested that Fi
Officer Jerry Gates ma
presentation. Mr. Gates
that he had studied th
'' posal by the city and
i present the Board w
independent view of the
t.t' tion without express
opinion as to what the
.should do. He state
proposal was made d
From the budget of'the
Port St. Joe Water and
SFund and the Commiss
had seen and obtained
of these budgets for stu
all figures quoted by th
S of Port St. Joe in arrivil
cost of the water and
:had been validated. Mr.
stated that the City of P
-Joe had offered the Co
tee the same minimum
.City residents, which
-$3?60-. Water- .90 cent
-thousand gallons for t
74,000 gal.; plus $2.16 -
-.54 cents per thousand f
lst.4,000 gal., for a
S Minimum bill of $5.76. '
Minimum Bill would be
-$3.40- Surcharge for i
:collecting, minor maint
*? for a total of $9.16 plu:
': Bond pmt., making the
mum Bill $14.66.
": In addition, all wate:
S :1,000 gallons would be at
,6f $1.08 per thousand g
.and .64 cents per th(
:.gallons for sewer.
Mr. Gates stated the
hBad bargained with th
and was able to hav
: ininimum charge reduc
-.9.00 water and sewer 1
the first four thousand g
A further reduction wa
.all usage over 1,000 g
: Would be at the minimum
f .90 cents per thousa
:water and .54 cents per
:sand for sewage.
.-; Tom Levins stated th
was less than the reside
S :-Oak Grove had been to
S:the price had been misl
because the Bond Pa
had been omitted. Mr.

y Com- said that the Bond Payment Boar
county would be $5.50 for a minimum devel
y 24 in bill of $14.50. Joe Brooks truck
the fol- stated he just did not have the quito
resent: income to afford the water and said
Clair- sewer. from
ch, Leo Commissioner Kennedy which
Owens, then presented'calculations equip
were: showing that the City could daily
;, Jerry sell the water and sewer for must
officer much less than the proposal reser
torney, and still make a profit. Com- opera
to Con= missioner Gortman suggested met
d Whit- that Commissioner Kennedy '"eic
endent, .meet with the City to see if this in ,T
Deputy rate could be obtained. Corn- wh6o
missioner Kennedy stated that the' I
o order he would not meet with the meant
opened City by himself. Commis- vel)ic
rer and sioner Branch stated he to h
ance to thought the present proposal TheI
was fair and had been arrived whatE
uary 10 at after hours of negotiations requi
d, and with the City but he would be to re
willing to meet with the City then
al Gas Commission to see if Con- go ba
s appli- missioner Kennedy could ob- peop
rmit to tain a more favorable rate. second
n a gas Commissioner Owens stated the"
streets that the proposal by the City ment
ecil G. was based on the revenue and search
;his ap- expenditures in the water and Tofiit
ed the sewer fund and was in line .empl
County with the rate being paid by tha'tt
will be City residents. He stated that on a
Knox, the City had agreed to keep to re
'firm, separate records on Oak Sheri
that he Grove and they would be open Depa
ns with for inspection. He, stated the vehic
erinten- City has also agreed to re- read
Make negotiate the proposal if these search
at this records indicated' that the (ndte
County rates charged were too high. meet
recom- After further discussion, the the
issued Board voted to have Commis- prm
as lines sioner Kennedy and Branch rema
streets, meet with the City to discuss Cont
e:pave- Commissioner Kennedy's pro- used
le. and posal. rescu
to cut The Board discussed an that
ts; that offer by Pilot Equipmnent search
their Company to gi\e credit' for ganiz
;oon as parts returned that were.pur- ment
nd Mr. chased for the hydraulic ex- Ch;
id this cavator that burned preclud- prese
be fol- ing use of the parts. Finance. in the
)tion by Officer Jerry Gates reported No.
anch that Pilot Equipment $1f91
sioner Company had felt the: parts Rehc
unani- were part of the trade-in on moti
at the the new excavator but were Bran(
t toall willing to give the Board a miss
being credit for the parts, less 10 per unan
cent for the prepaid freight chant
Grove, charges. After discussion with Ste
ontain- the Road Superintendent, the the -
:Gr'die Board requested that the Se.we
e pro- Clerk write Pilot6;Equipment lates
Sewer Company and request a full Sewe
ca. Mr. refund or a return of the parts. Drive
several E. R. Williams, President of This,
Grove the Beaches Volunteer Fire line r
ey felt Department, informed the Drive
led to Board that their organiza- toap
would tional meeting had been held; line o
sewer officers elected; by-laws 4. th
ir 2,000 adopted; and the Department south
I. The is now ready to set up shop and r
he had providing this Commission Lots
tee of gives its approval and pro- and 1
ch and vides equipment and op- the
Officer rating funds. After discus- prepa
ith the sion, .the Chairman said that He th
y Com- this Fire Department is within follow
he pro- the boundaries of the St. 'cuttir
ade by Joseph Fire Control District; open
t. Joe therefore, it must follow the $4,682
d costs. special law establishing the cusse
hat this District, which provides that proje
;ported the three Fire Commissioners 'avail
nd he must make their recommen- this'd
report dation to the Board of County comp
SCon- Commissioners as to all the f
Owens matters pertaining to Fire Bond
finance Departments under this fees,
ake the special law. He requested Mr. cies.
sstated Williams to work directly with may
ie pro- William R. Branch, one of the the in
could Fire Commissioners and that Proje
ith an Mr. Branch and the other two Comr
situa- Fire Commissioners then secob
ng an make their recommendations Bran
Board to this Board. Mr. Williams carrit
*d the told the Board that the City of the E
directly Port St. Joe had offered to to ne
City of loan a 1950 model fire truck to tract(
Sewer this department for a six extra
sioners month period, providing the The
copies department will insure the quest
dyand truck and' keep it in good Thefi
he City operating condition. The appoi
ng at a Chairman assured Mr. mem
sewer Williams that the Fire Com- Direc
Gates missioners will take care of Tomr
'ort St. accepting this equipment. Jacki
ommit- Charles Hood, a Ceta em- McDa
bill as ployee assigned t6 the County and J
Swas: Road Department, requested The
ts per that his rate of pay be in- partrr
he 1st creased .22 cents per hour, lowing
Sewer- which would give him equal and'r
for the pay of his helper. After tory-:
total lengthy discussion, the Board and -
To this was advised by the Finance The E
added Officer that all Ceta em- Upc
billing, ployees are under a contract sionei
., etc., which cannot be amended, but Comn
s $5.50 that the Board can correct this unani
Mini- matter in the writing of the Boarc
next contract. Commissioner that'(
r over Branch then made a motion, for th
ta cost which was seconded by Corn- landfi
:allons missioner Kennedy, that the then
ousand County pay the extra .22 cents permi'
to Mr. Hood and Dan Daniels Sanit
Board and that this extra .22 cents be Horn
e City paid from the regular county 'Port
re the payroll. It was then pointed secur
edtoa out that there are 15 Ceta site.
bill for employees working under The
allons. the same contract. Commis- fire-b
is that sioner Branch withdrew his mond
gallons motion, stating that he was notifiv
m cost under the impression that only is bei
md for these two employees would be struct
r thou-, affected and further stated this n
that the contract was unfair 71. Th
at this and should be corrected. The' pipe
ents of Board agreed to make this ready
ld but correction in the next Boar
leading contract.'-. owne-

lyment Albert Thames, Civil De- permit
Gates fense Director, advised the Geo

d that .a situation has
loped concerning the two
:s assigned to the Mos-
Control Department. He
these two vehicles came
the "excess" program,
h does not allow its
iment to be used on a
operational basis, but
be used and kept in
ve for search and rescue
t ions He said that he
with the Director of the
ess equipment" program
illahassee this morning,
has now agreed to allow
mosquito Control Depart-
t to keep one of the
:les and return the other
e Civil Defense Office.
Board said it will file
ever justification papers
red under this program
lain the one truck. They
requested Mr, Thames to
ck to the excess property
le and plead for the
id truck to remain with
'Tosquito Control Depart-
, which has organized a
:h and rescue squad, with
my Pitts as Chief and his
oyees as crew members;
:his squad is standing by
24' hour basis, prepared
respond to calls by the
ff and the Civil Defense
irtment and the two
:les in question have al-
). "been equipped for
:h and rescue operations.
1 After the close of the
ing, Mr. Thames advised
Clerk that he now has
ission.for both vehicles to
ain' with the Mosquito
rol Department, to be
as a back up search and
iesquad organized within
ch and rescue squad or-
ed within that depart-
irles Gaskin, Architect,
rnted Change.Order No. 1,
e amount of $4,769.54 and
2. in. the amount of
1.93. on the Courthouse
Ovation Project. Upon
on by Commissioner
ch, seconded by Com-
ioner Kennedy, and
imouslv carried, both
ge orders were approved.
ve Nations, Engineer for
Oak Grove Water 'anid
r Project, presented his
t plan for supplying
r and Water along Roche
i in Rochelle Subdivision.
plan showing the sewer
running west down Roche
e from Monument Avenue
oint opposite the dividing
f Lots 13 and 14 and 3 and
en running north and
, and then turning east
runningg down the rear of
4, 5, 6, and 7 and 10, 11, 12,
3. He said this is the plan
Board directed him to
are at the last meeting.
en estimated the costs as
vs: Sewer without open
ig $14,945.00; Sewer with
cutting $16,430.00; Water
2.00. The Board then dis-
ed the total costs of this
ct; the maximum funds
able, amount spent to
ate, amount necessary to
plete this job,- including
'ees for the Engineer,
Attorneys, inspection
and possible contingen-
It appearing that there
not be sufficient funds for
stallation of Roche Drive
ct, there was a motion by
nissioner Kennedy,
ended by Commissioner
ch, and unanimously
ed that the Board direct
engineer and the Attorney
egdtiate with the Con-
or for a price on this'
e Board discussed the
ion of the Credit Union.
allowing employees were
inted to serve as
bers of the Board of
:tors: Marty Ray,
ny Pitts, Dallas Presley,
ie Lee Collins, O'Neal
aniel, Virginia Campbell,
ames Buchanan.
Mosquito' Control De-
ient requested the fol-
g equipment be junked
moved from his inven-
No. 70-184. Grease Gurt
lo. 70-211, Lawn Mower.
Loard gave its approval.
in motion by Commis-
r Branch, seconded by
nissioner Kennedy, and
imously carried, the
1 authorized and directed
G. T. Pitts be the agent
ie County to apply for
ll permits. Mr. Pitts was
directed to apply for a
iffo operate the County
ary Landfill at Buck
-aa'd as soon as the new
St. Joe site has been
ed, to file for this new

landowner of the new
reak road near the Ray-
Parrish home on S.R. 71
ed the Board that a pipe
ng shipped for the con-
ion of a culvert where
ew road intersects S. R.
e Chairman said that the
is now on the site and
to be installed. The
d .requested the land-
r to secure the necessary
it from D.O.T.
irge G. Tapper filed his

NJROTC Cadets Attend Navy Boot Camp

The Port St. Joe High School
NJROTC unit made its second

SCadets Sammy Young, Jack
Kerigan, Will Howard, Jeff
Walton, Steve Osborne, Bar-
ney Amerson, Jr., Tom Dykes
(Bay High), J. J. Pippin and

intent to abandon certain por-
tions of Unit 1 and 2 of Wards
Ridge Subdivision and'the
entire plat of the "Nook"
Subdivision. The Board re-
quested the Attorney to check
on this request.
The Board authorized the
following names to be placed
on the list of persons eligible to
visit the warehouses of the
Federal Surplus Property
Utilization Program: All
County Commissioners, the
Sheriff, and Civil Defense
The Board executed a con-
tract with the Gulf County
Guidance Clinic for the
present fiscal year.
A firetube boiler report
from the Continental Insur-
ance Company-was received.
The recommendations in this
report will be carried out.
The Board received notice
from the Gulf Coast Com-
munity Hospital requesting
information as to a patient.
that may, be indigent. The
Board considered this matter
(patient account no. 68747)
and determined said patient
not to be indigent.
The Bay Memorial Hospital
filed its bills for the following:
Sally Ann Clark- $221.18 and
Lucille Williams-$331.77. The
Board determined these two
patients not to be indigent.
D. W. Mayne, Division of
Drivers License, requested
outside door keys to the Court-
house and to the Drivers Li-
cense Office for the DEK Re-
presentatives in their job of
repairing and maintaining the-
photo;equipment. The Board
said it could riot grant this
request, 'that anytime it, is
necessarN to service this
equipment before or after
hours, arrangements can be
made for one of the custodial
personnel to open the doors
and remain with the DEK
Representatives until they
have finished their work,
which is the same arrange-
ment worked out with other
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens Association filed its quar-
terly report for the period
ending December 31, 1977.
The Building Inspector filed
reports no. 10 through 15 on
the Old Courthouse Job and
no. 136 through 146 on the Oak
Grove project.
Applications for employ-
ment were received from the
following: Debra P. Kearns,
Sharon Weatherspoon, Debbie
Weatherspoon, Beverly Dan-
iels, Tammy Lewis, Beverly
Shackleford, Faye Causey,
Patricia Fleeman, Jean
Thompson and Donna Her-
The Board executed a con-
tract with St. Joseph Tele-
phone and Telegraph Com-
pany' to provide and main-
tain a 20-station reporting
system for the Wewahitchka
Ambulance service.
The Board discussed the
possibility of replacing the
Stone Mill Creek bridge. A
study is being made on this.
The Board discussed the
right of way 'for a road run-
ning from S.R. 386 to the Gau-
tier Cemetery. The Road
Superintendent said the ease-
ment for the road appears to
cross the property of Donnie
Martin, who says the road
must be constructed south of
the present location. The
Superintendent was instruct-
ed to select a new location to
serve this cemetery.
Commissioner Branch dis-
cussed the need to do addition-
al work on the Fish Hatchery
Park Road. He said the Coun-
ty had done some work on.the
surface of the road, but if it is
not primed, all this work will
be of no benefit. Upon motion
by Comm. Kennedy, seconded
by Comm. Branch, and unani-
mously carried, the Road Sup-
erintendent was directed to
prime this road as soon as
Commissioner Branch said
he continues to receive com-
plaints that loggers are block-
ing County roads and using the
roads as loading platforms.
He said these operations are
causing damage to the roads.
The Board directed the Road
Superintendent to remove all
such operations from the
roads and if anyone refused to
move, that the Sheriff be noti-
There being no further'busi-
ness. the meeting adjourned.
-s- Jimmy O. Gortman,
Attest: George Y. Core,

annual trip to the Recruit
Training Command in Orlan-

Russell Martin prepare to go
into the water to practice
emergency lifesaving techni-
ques at sea, using their pants
as floatation aids.

do, the week of Jan. 28 Feb. 4.
Thirty-one cadets (including
three Ar Force JROTC cadets
from Bay High School in
Panama City; went to "boot
camp" along with Naval
Science Instructor Cmdr.
David Humphres and chape-
rones James McGee and
Marion Mims.
Training instructors assign-
ed by the Naval Training Com-
mand were Seaman Sweazy
for the boys and Seaman
Kaper for the girls.

During the week, the unit
took part in military drill, ate
in the Recruit mess hall and
lived in a Navy barracks.
*They received training in fire-
fighting, damage control, per:
sonal hygiene, first aid and
survival at sea.
At the conclusion of the fire-
fighting phase of training,
every cadet had the oppor-
tunity to use a fire hose and
put out a large oil fire in a
confined shipboard space,
Another period of training,
not as fondly remembered as.
the firefighting; was the
chemical warfare class,
where the entire unit was sent
into a tear-gas filled compart-
ment wearing a Mark-5 gas
masks. Going into the cham-
ber wasn't too bad; it was
being ordered to take off the
gas mask that nearly pro-
'voked a mutiny.
Everyone received instruc-
tior and practical training on
water survival. Even though
the day was a cool 55 degrees,
the pool was heated and the
cadets enjoyed getting in the
water and utilized everyday
wearing apparel to remain
afloat for extended periods of
The week was capped off
with an early Friday morning
personal and barracks inspec-


Am 5.

1- -

SThese young cadets prac-
tice fire-fighting techniques in
the close confines of shipboard

space, as part of their
ing exercises held in (

tion for the male cadets. This
was an experience which will
be long remembered. The in-
spection was conducted by the
NTC personnel who put the
cadets through the same paces
as the regular recruits.

Thp Port St. Joe NJROTC
cadets did an outstanding job
throughout the week, and re-

: --

ceived many complimentary
comments from the Naval
Training Command staff
members, pertaining to mili-
tary drill and conduct. All of
the cadets are looking for-
ward to making a return trip
to boot camp next year, bit
most expressed a desire to
omit the tear gas chamber
from the agenda.

I, ^2 Gulf County

A /School Lunch

Menus i
CI,._Z_ ___.

Motuday. February 27
Spaghetti with meat sauce
and cheese, turnips, field
peas. garlic bread and milk.
STuesday. February 28
Tuna salad, sliced tomato,
buttered corn. crackers, pie
and milk.
Wednesday. March 1
Chicken pot pie. cranberry

sauce, buttered peas. jello '
with orange juice, bread andd '
Thursday. March 2
Fish with tartar sauce,
French fries, cabbage slaw, .
bread; cookie and milk.
Friday, March 3
Country fried steak, English
peas with carrots, tossed sa--
lad. peaches, rolls and milk.

T3C Chester L. Mathis

, IIn Mediterranean Tour

Navy Boiler Technician
Third Class Chester L. Mathis,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Grady 0.
Mathis of 1311 McClelland
Ave., recently participated in
the combined naval exercises
"National Week XXIV" and
"Sardinia 78" in the Mediter-
ranean Sea.
He is serving as a crew-
member aboard the destroyer
USS Blandy, homeported in
Norfolk, Va.
These multi-national man-

euvers began in the lonian Sea
with "National Week XXIV."
Elements of the U. S. Sixth
ir train- Fleet joined units from Italy,
Orlando Germany, Canada and the
United Kingdom for simulated

combat'operations, emphasiz-
ing anti-submarine and air
defense, amphibious warfare
and logistic support at sea.
"National .Week" support-
ed "Sardinia 78," an amphi-
bious landing exercise in
southern Sardinia, conducted
by the Italian Navy and
Marines, along with Spanish
and U. S. Navy and Marine
units. Additional participants
included German, British,
Canadian and Italian Air
Forces, plus Italian, Spanish
and U .S. surface ships and
A 1974 graduate of Port St.
Joe High School, Mathis joined
the Navy in November, 1975.


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