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: March 2, 1978
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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County Gets Its Last

Secondary Paving

Broken Bridge Removed

No sooner had last week's
paper hit the streets Wednes-
day afternoon when a repre-
sentative of Square D Con-
struction Company put his
hand high in the air and said,
"We haven't left town ... here
we are over here behind these
Square D, which had just
completed cbistruicion ot the
drainage projeie o(ff GarriS;d -
Avenue, had promised to use
their giant crane to move this
concrete footbridge which
crossed .a drainage canal on
Palm Boulevard.
The bridge had fallen in
about a year ago from un-.
known causes, and both, the
County and City have been
unable to move it because they
had no machinery big enough'
to pick it up with.
.Square D had ;to borrow
some equipment from the City
Sof Port St. Joe during their
project and as payment, the
City fathers 'said, "You just
use your big crane to remove
that broken footbridge and
that will be payment enough.";
Square D accepted the deal
and week before last they
wounds down their project
here. It appeared as if they
had stolen 'away in the night,
since last Monday morning,
they were gone.
This prompted City Clerk
Mike Wright's observation in
last week's Commission meet-
ing, "They hve stolen away
in the middle of the night".
It wasn't so.
Square G's man came out of
the woods Wednesday night,
waving' his arms and crying,
"Here we are, down in the
woods working."
They removed the bridge, as
promised, Friday afternoon.
Clerk Wright apologized to
Square G, profusely.

Alarm System Changed

As far as the ordinary
citizen who needs the services
of the. Fire Department is
concerned, nothing has chan-
ged. As far as the Fire
Department is concerned,
plenty has changed. -
A new dispatch system was
installed by the City this week, -
which is designed to give

quicker response of the De-
partment and take occasional
confusion out of pinpointing
the location of a fire.
In the past, when a citizen
called the Fire Department, 11
telephones rang-one in City
Hall and 10 in the homes of
individual firemen. You can
understand the confusion

Auditors Offer Good Report On

Records of City and Hospital

A Ernst and Ernst of Jackson-.
ville, auditors for the City and
Hospital returned their report
on findings from a recent
:audit late last week.
S The audits report'that the
records in both operations are
in fine shape. The report
shows that the records are
well kept by accepted prac-
It wouldn't be an audit with-

out some criticism, however,
and the auditors, in effect say
about a few minor bookkeep-
ing practices, "The manner
you are using is all right, but it
isn't quite the way we would
do it."
As a report, the auditors
report that the affairs and
records of the City and Hospi-
tal are well managed and well

caused by 12'people answering
the phone at different inter-
Now, a single telephone in
the Police Department dis-
patch office rings when the
fire phone is dialed and the
City dispatcher answers and
ascertains the location of the
fire. The dispatcher, in turn,
alerts the firemen.
The whole alarm system
should operate more smoothly
according to Fire Chief Bas-
com Hamm and City Clerk
Mike Wright, who dreamed up
the new system.
The new alarm system will
aid those firemen with phones
in their homes, also. Now,
when the fire phone rings in
the middle of the night, it isn't
someone with a wrong number
or wanting some information.
When the phone rings, it
means, "get up and get ready
to go".

': The Department of Trans-
:ortation notified the County
Commission by letter last
'pight that they are officially
d6t taking any more second-
~ y road projects to perform
fpr the county. January 1 of
this'year was the cut-off time
gicording to the letter which
Smine from DOT District Di-
r'tor, James Lee, of Crest-
0 ew.
rThe Commission had been
liping that they had entered a
viquest for 'resurfacing the
Iildustrial.Road coming into
0ort St. Joe before the dead-
I4e came upon them, after
4i ich th'e 'State would no
Itfiger be doing paving work in
tle county. The fifth and sixth
cent gasoline tax money, for-
Zrrly used for this purpose, is
now turned over to the county
for the same purpose. But, the
road will not be paved-under
the state program at least.
Lee told the Board in his letter
that some of the survey work
would be paid for by the state,
but no paving.
The state will complete all
jobs they started -before the
January 1 deadline, but- all
other programs in the coun-
ty'p five year plan will have to
be seen after by the county.

Smith Home

destroyeded In

Highland View
SOn Monday night of this
week, at' 12:45, the Highland
VieW Fire Department was
called to the resident of Jim-
my Smith on Bay View Drive.
Fire department personnel
reported. that the contents of
Sthe home were a total loss, and
.as yet the cause of the fire is

Commissioner Leo Kennedy
offered the opinion that this
manner of distribution of
funds would save the county
money and give them more
road paving for the dollar

number of "free" hours each
month, as well as earning a
reduction on engineering fees
when their services were re-
quired on a project.
Nothing was finalized by the

Responsibility forPaving,

Maintenance Is Now Ours

available. He said, "Only
about 34 percent of the secon-
dary money available to the
county is used for paving
purposes. The remainder goes
for.engineering aid adminis-
Commissioner Branch coun-
tered with the observation
that, "Nothing has changed.
The state has mandated that
we still have to build roads to
their specifications. The only
change is that we now have to
hire the engineers and pay for'
the administration."
As the talk of the new
system of road building made
its rounds of the table, Com-
.missioner Branch observed,
"We're going to have to hire
an engineer and we can't pay
for him out of this gas tax
revenue unless he is working
directly on roads".
Everette Owens then sug-
gested the county employ an
engineer on..a.xetainer, with
the sentiment of the Board
seeming to lean toward em-
ployment of Florida Engineer-
ing Associates of Gulf County
as their engineer. .
Robert Nations, Jr., a rep-
resentative of the firm,.was
present at the meeting and
said they were performing a
like service for Franklin and
Calhoun County for a fee of
$125.00 a month, which entitl-
ed each county to a certain

Board' on their new role as
road contractors for Gulf
County's road needs in the
The Board does filly under-
stand that they have new'
responsibilities, which include
complete responsibility for the ,
condition of every r6ad in Gulf

County, with 'the exception of
Highway .98 and Highway,71.
The State has offered to
conduct courses in the new
responsibilities of the county
in the near future.
Commissioner Leo Kennedy
saw the future as one in which
the county would save some
two-thirds of the cost of its
paving projects by doing the
work with the county's own
Chairman Jimmy .Gortman
reminded Kennedy the state
requires that future roads
paid for by state money be
contracted. The county will be
allowed to build only. projects
costing less than $50,000.00,..
which isn't much of. a road
these days.

Bids Called for

Sunland Expansion
.State Representative William J. Rish stated this
week that a call for bids has been issued by the State of
Florida for a major construction project at Sunlandi
Recreation Center on St. Joseph Peninsula near Port St.
Joe, Rish said the project is expected ;to cost
approximately $600,000.00. .
The addition to the center, which has been in
'operation for about four years, now,swill add a dining
and kitchen area, two additional cottages, additional
walklwa3s and various other installations on 'the Gulf
and Bay sides of the county road which bisects the .
The center already has swimming and beach
activities facilities near the Gulf of Mexico, with three
.cottages, a multi-purpose building anda swimming pool..;
On the Bay side of the property are camping, cook-out
and beating facilities.
This latest bid letting, scheduled to be received on .
March 20, is the fifth phase of the construction project.
The bids will be received in the offices of, the:
Department of General Services in Tallahassee.

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Thieves Take

Narcotics from

Doctor's Office
Port St. Joe Police and Gulf
County Sheriff Department
investigators are investigat-
ing a forced entry of the office
of Dr. Wayne Hendrix this
week, according to Police
Chief H. W. Griffin.
Griffin said the thief or
thieves entered the doctor's
office Sunday night by a
window and took an undeter-
mined amount of drugs and
narcotics. The burglars left by
the back door to the building,
according to Griffin.
"We have no leads as yet",
Griffin said, but stated that
investigators from both de-
partments are working full
time in trying to solve the
"The thieves apparently
knew what they were looking
for", Griffin said.

Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle Conner watches the Beaches. At the rear of the truck are County
while Gulf Beaches Fire Chief James Ramsey, in driver's Commissioner Billy Branch, Evan Williams, BFD president
seat; A. O. Boyette, department vice-president and and Charles Weber, BFI second vice-president.
Representative William J. Rish check out a new fire truck for

"Mini-Pumper" Being Made Up by

Forestry Division for Beaches VFD,

The second step in a plan that will
assist rural areas to better protect
themselves from fire was implemented
in Tallahassee last week when the Gulf
County Beaches Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment was presented a 275-gallon "mini-
pumper" fire truck by the Florida
Division of Forestry.
Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle
Conner and Division of Forestry Director
John Bethea handed over the keys for the
renovated military excess vehicle to a
delegation from the Gulf County commu-
nity that included fire chief James
Ramsey and State Representative Billy
Joe Rish. Gulf County Beaches is located
on the coast between Port St. Joe and
Bay County.
The 4-wheel drive truck, fully equipped
with pump, hoses, emergency warning
lights and siren, is valued at about

$15,000, but will only cost Gulf County
Beaches approximately $2,500 because
all the work involved in the renovation
and construction was done by cooperat-
ing state agencies. Division of Forestry
(DOF) rangers in Bradenton and Madi-
son counties converted and painted the
1952 Kaiser chassis, while inmates at
Union Correctional Institute manufac-
tured and installed the tank and body.
The vehicle was the second put into
service through the DOF program which
makes the trucks available on a 50-year
lease to any qualifying area which
applies. Bethes said that more than 40
other fire departments have requested
"This type of army vehicle is available
in reasonable quantity in the excess
program," said Bethea, "and with the
assistance of the Department of Offender

Rehabilitation in the construction of
tanks and the refurbishing of the trucks,
together with what our organization can
do, we hope to get out quite a number of
"The program, whereby the Division of
Forestry and the Department of Agricul-
ture cooperate with the local communi-
ties certainly affords fire protection in
areas where heretofore they have not had
adequate protection," Commissioner
Conner said upon turning over the keys.
"This-has always been a real serious
problem in our rural communities."
"The Forestry people, for a long time,
have been in thetusiness of trying to help
local communities, especially the volun-
teer fire departments, obtain equip-
ment," said Rish. "It's a darn good
program and I'm going to support it all
the way."



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It's going to be interesting to see
whether or not the beaches area in
Gulf County will be allowed to be
developed to any extent;
The beaches have always been
here, of course, and we think they
are some of the best in Florida.
Certainly the fact that there is no
dangerous undertow here is a big
selling point.
For the past few years, we have
seen probably the most intensive
development of our beach area. Only
this year this past month, as a
matter of fact the first planned
subdivision development of any size
and magnitude was announced for
the St. Joe Beach-Beacon Hill area.
We think this is the first of several
which will be initiated in the next
few years.
They'llbe initiated, that is, if the
regulators can be kept in check to a
reasonable degree. Here in Gulf


THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 1978



We Need

Done Abo

We received an anonymous
letter this past week, but we can't
print it because it wasn't signed,
making it against our policy to
re-print it.
We can express the sentiment of
the letter under our own nom de
Splume here in these editorial col-
The letter, in short, expressed a
concern over the Highland View
bridge: a concern of many of us for
quite some time.
The Department of Transporta-
tion had a perfectly reasonable
explanation for the latest break-
down, which closed Highway 98 all
night and the most busy part of an
afternoon, due to a malfunction.
They said the wind caught the open
span and jammed it out of adjust-
ment. The point is, these logical
explanations have to be used all to.
-: frequently here of late, leaving the
implication that the bridge is now
too delicate to depend upon.
The Highland View bridge is in a
peculiar situation. It provides the


mut Bridge

only feasible route of escape for
people on.the beaches, or for people
leaving this area going west, in case
of a disaster. If a break-dowp
happens to coincide with a bad
storm coming through these parts,
as they are periodically prone to do,
there will be a great number of
people in a bad fix. They will almost
be in the same condition as the
Highland View bridge.
Representative William J. Rish
has used up many of his points in
trying to get something permanent
done about the bridge. Senator Pat
Thomas, and we feel sure, Rep. Earl
Hutto and Sen. Dempsey Barron
have also tried, but to no avail.
The truth of the matter is, thatL
most of the state road money is
being spent down state and we seem
to be getting what crumbs happen to
be left up here in the Panhandle.
:If' the Department of Transport
station is listening, please take notice
that we need something done about
the bridge pronto. As a matter of
fact, we needed something done
some time ago.

County, we want our beaches area to
be developed, but still maintain a
balance which will allow local
people access and use, as well as
preserve our sport fishing attract-
The most recent threat to any
development at all to Gulf County is
the Coastal Zone Management,
which would virtually stop all devel-
opment of any kind, from a railroad
spur to a repaired dock or pier, from
being accomplished. In other words,
if the Coastal Zone has its way, Gulf
County every inch of it will look
virtually the same 50 years from
now as it does today. Under their
plan, areas npw developed could not
be changed without permission.
Other areas either' must receive a
permit to change or must remain as
they now are.
Chew on that one for a while and
see how you like it.

Should Canal be Governed by

Salt or Fresh Water Fishing Rule

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Finally, the matter was
resolved by agreeing to issue a
call for commercial fishermen
in the area to meet with the
Board at their next meeting to
help come up with a solution
which serve the desires of
sport and commercial fisher-
men alike.
The City of Wewahitcha will
have a second ambulance
stationed in their city in the
near future, following action
of the Board Tuesday night.
The Commission agreed
unanimously to call for bids
for a new modular-type vehi-
cle, similar to the one in Port
St. Joe.
Attorney Williamr J. Rish
advised the board that Whit-

ing Andrews of the state
emergency board would be in
Port St. Joe yesterday to help
the County write up a request
for matching fund grants to'
help purchase the ambulance.
The state will pay for half the
cost of the new vehicle.
Wewahitchka has been ser-
ved by one vehicle since the
ambulance service went into
operation nearly three years
ago. They are still using their
original ambulance.
In addition to the new
ambulance vehicle, the Com-
mission again unanimously
agreed .to instruct architect
Charles Arthur Gaskin to be-
gin drawing up plans for
construction of a new ambu-


A controversy has come up
about where one applies salt
water fishing rules and where
does one apply. fresh water
fishing fishing rules in the
Gulf County Canal, which.
connects St. Joseph Bay with
the Intracoastal Waterway.
The question was raised be-
fore the County Commission
meeting Tuesday night,.when
Board attorney William J.
Rish said commercial fisher-
men had queried him about
the official ruling.
General discussion was that
a line has traditionally been
set at the Highland View
bridge and has served as .a
"gentleman's agreement" for
many years.
Attorney Rish said.,that
fishermen of the area are.now
concerned because people
have come in from the outside
and abused the "gentleman's
agreement" by putting) out
purse seines in the canal to
catch spawning mullet. '
Commissioner Billy Branch
quickly settled the problem by
making a motion that( the
Departnmet :of Natural Re-
sources be requested to set the
line at the bridge. Otis Dtvis,
Jr., seconded the motion and
the discussion started.
Commissioner Ever tte
Owens balked at approving
the motion because he thought
setting such a line was the
responsibility of the DNR.
'Wha.t about the speckled
trout fisherman' who uses the
canal?" he asked. "*hat
about the people who flounder
in the stream? Should they
now be required to purchase a
fishing license to fish just
above the bridge?"
Commissioner Davis then
suggested, "Why don't we just
close the canal above the
bridge to net fishing?-"
Attorney Rish said such a
move would require an act of
the Legislature and the Board
should be sure of 'what it
wanted before calling for an

Bottle it.
This pretty weather we mean. With the
kind of experience we have been having
over the past four or five months, it won't
be around for very long and you may
want to look at a pretty day in the near
If you have it bottled, it will be read-
ily available.

Last week, a picture of three young
men getting their hair cut to a burr fas-
hion heralded the nearness of Spring. If
the young men start doing unusual (for
them) things, it's usually a sure sign.
I ran into another sure sign this past
week, even though the weather was just a
little nippy.
The newest sure sign is that the older

New DNR Plan Could

End Development In Gulf

Bob Ellzey, Superintendent
of the Apalachicola Northern
Railroad Company here in
Port St. Joe, warned the
Rotary Club last Thursday of
some drastic requirements
which a new coastal zone plan
could have on Gulf County.

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thank my


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Port St.,
thank you
ness to u
loss of
Lenox of

"Pale Moon Flower".

A Pest or Is It Beneficial, Usef

The Indians called it "Pale
Moon Flower" because of its
small yellowish-green flowers
that bloom in the spring giving
Soff a slight nightly fragrance-
but is Florida's famous
SSpanish moss beneficial, or is
it just pest? There seems to
be plenty of difference in
opinions about that.
First of all, Spanish moss is
not a true moss at all, but a
member of the pineapple
family. Botanically speaking,
it's really a rootless air plant,
taking food from the air and
nothing directly from the tree
except support, says the
Florida Division of Forestry,
Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services.

The moss anchors itself to
the bark after birds and the
wind have carried its seed to a
convenient home. It's not
limited to live trees- dead
ones or even telephone poles
will do- but many people have
observed the moss often dies
without the benefit of the vital
shade given off by a live tree.
Spanish moss is not a para-
site, although some citizens
say that it's more detrimental
to their trees than beautiful.
Most complaints about the
moss come from homeowners
who fear loss of limbs, weak-
ening or death for their orna-
mental trees. A thick layer of
wet moss can break off limbs,
although this may be just one

of nature's ways of tree
Once on a tree, the moss can
shade out lower leaves and
stifle lower growth. Because
of that same principle, nur-
serymen often drape Spanish
moss over wire supports to
shade young plants- and often
spread a thin, fleecy layer
over the tender plants to,
protect them from frost
Early Florida settlers cured
and ginned the moss by hand,
and used it for bridles, saddle
blankets, and horse collars.
For many years, it had a
reputation as a quality up-
holstering material because
the black, horsehair-like fiber

inside th
terior is
Moss g
passed aw
hold corn
pecially c
nauba wa

yman 's View

Ellzey said the new plan,
being fostered by the Florida
Department of Natural Re-
sources was not a mandatory
requirement from the Federal
Government's Environmental
Protection Agency, but is a
voluntary option of the state.

By Billy Norris

Bible Notes

S1:6, 8, 9, 14 Christ for you all, that your
)RD: THE RESUR- faith is spoken of throughout
SSPIRIT the whole world." Verse 9,
,"Among whom re"For God is my witness,
the called of Jesus whom I serve with my spirit in
Verse 8, "First I the gospel of his Son, that
God through Jesus without ceasing I make men-
tion 'of you always in. my
ard of Thanks Verse 6 establishes who the
Christian is. The Christian
many kind people of belongs to Jesus Christ. Verse
Joe, we wish to say 8 tells us that Christians as a
i for your thoughtful- group and a Christian as an
s at the time of the individual should live their
our Brother and faith in a manner that causes
in-Law, Willie D. the whole world to speak about
Memphis, Tn. it.
he Bryant and Verse 9 says, "For God is
enox Families
ox Families y witness." In Verse 8 we
read where the world is wit-
nessing our faith walk, or
physical walk, with Jesus.
Here we see God is witness of
st our spiritual walk. It is our
spirit that worships God. Now
will manifest itself physically
but the physical realm is not
where worship begins. If it
e spongy gray ex- begins there it will also end
Sso springy and there.
S iWe need very much to
ins in Florida understand that there is, a
way, but it still may physical world and a spiritual
imercial promise in world: Jesus in John 4:24 says,
s, inks, and es-
,ar wax. Its greatest "God is a spirit: and they that
:ar w Its greatest worship Him must worship
e could be as a cheap Him in spirit and in truth."
substitute for car-The born again believer must
ax, an imported car
x, an i d c come to know that his spirit
agent from South has been resurrected by faith
in Jesus. It is with our
resurrected spirit we worship
the almighty God!
And to fulfill the last part of
Verse 9 of constant prayer is a
spiritual accomplishment.
Prayer is "A request to God in
the name of Christ by the
Spirit's help."

The speaker said the propo-
sal, which would allow the
state to manage the future of
all coastal lands in the state,
still has to be approved by the
State Legislature in order to
become law.
The new proposal would
regulate the future of every
foot of property along the
coasts of Florida in the future.
Some areas would not be
restricted so much as others,
but all lands would be re-
stricted for development in
some manner.
Ellzey pointed to a coded
map of Gulf County, which
had areas and their degree of
control stipulated and pointed
out that all property in Gulf
County which was not already
developed would be under the
designations of no develop-
ment at all or permits requir-
ed from the DNR before
limited development could be
He pointed out that even
some areas now. developed
were placed in a static posi-
tion by the plan, which means
that nothing more could be
done. He pointed out that not
even a railroad spur track
could be built to some areas
now industrialized under the
new plan. Nor could drainage
be provided to some present
residential areas where flood-
ing is a threat.
Ellzey said he had been
made aware of the proposal at
a recent meeting of the Trans-
portation Committee of West
Florida at a Panama City


High and low tides for St.
Joseph's Bay for the upcom-
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table below. The information
is furnished by the U. S.
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lance headquarters in Wewa-
hitchka, to be built adjacent to
the old Courthouse building.
The new building would
contain two parking stalls for
the vehicles and a meeting
Wewahitchka currently is
using a portion of the City Fire
Station for their headquarters,
but City needs of their building
is crowding out the ambulance
service and the new machine
would not fit into one of the
stalls now available.
The new headquarters will
be built in next year's budget.
In other items of business,
the County Commission:
-Heard a report from Hen-

ry Cassani of St. Joe Beach
that he had been appointed the,
Red Cross Disaster Chairman'
for Gulf County.
-Accepted a road easement
near First Street in Highland
View from M.C. and Buddy
-Received word that a new
fire truck would be delivered
to St. Joe Beach within two to
three weeks by the Depart-
ment of Natural Resources.
-Agreed to examine six
bids received for a crawler-
type tractor until the next
meeting to ascertain which
would be the best deal for the
county. The bids ran in the
neighborhood of $45,000 td'





men are beginning to talk about fishing,
especially about the annual spring bass
season which usually stirs not a small
amount of interest in these parts and
among our men.
I'm beginning to get the same symp-
toms. I saw a pile of paper trimmings
laying in the floor the other day and I
reached for a broom to sweep them up.
When my hand clasped around the round,
wooden handle of the broom, my arm
started jerking backward in a reflexive ac-
tion. I couldn't figure what the problem
was there for a while. I thought maybe I
'may be having a seizure of some sort or
Then I recoginzed the pattern my
arm was jerking back in the same manner ,
it always does when my hand is wrapped
around the smooth butt end of a fishing
pole and a big ol,d.,40nd-painted bream or
a yearling bass latches onto:'the other end. ,
My arm just instinctively jerks backward,
just as it did the other day when I picked
up that broom by its smooth wooden han-
Another sure sign of spring.

Spring also means that the schools be-
gin having holidays. When the kids begin
to get their spring rowdies, the teachers
can't stand to stay cooped up with them in
the classroom for extended periods without
a small R and R time slipped in between.
Last week end was one of those days..
The teachers went to In Service on Thurs-
day and Friday and the pupils were allow-
ed to let off a little steam.
Wednesday night, our two oldest grand-
sons were down here at the office helping
to stuff papers. As the task neared its end,
they said, "Papaw, we don't have to go to
school tomorrow, so we're going to come
home and eat supper with you and Memaw
Well, we appreciated the invitation.
Since young Bill was also present, waiting
for his mother to take him home, he had
to chime in with, "I want to go too!"
And so, they all came.
We had a feast.
There were hot dogs, big orange soda
pop and french fries, along with a 32
ounce bottle of ketchup.
A feast like that is almost worth not
having to go to school the next day.

Young Woody Jones, a very exceptional
student comes down to our place one day
a week, for a work experience, arranged
by his teachers at the High School.
Woody and I have a running battle to
see which one can "cut" the other in the
best manner during the day. Woody, at
times, takes this battle to his column he
writes each week of happenings at the
High School.
Recently, Woody made some disparag-
ing remarks about my recent column about
wooden spools and the flood of spools I
have received in the mail since. Woody
made some remark about the mentality of
an editor who would spend his time think-
ing and writing about spools and the toys ,
one could make with them.
I got one up on Woody the other day.
After his column, I just made Woody a
tractor out of one of the many spools I
had on hand and gave it to him.
He couldn't figure out how to work, it.
So now, Woody, whats so mentally deficient
about, writing about spools?

Chew On That

.. Is It J

- .?- .

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 1978


funeral Sevices Mondy for John C. Sowrs, 71
Funeral Services Held Monday for John C. Sowers, 71

John C, Sowers, 71, a resi-, work for them in 1937.
dent of 1302 McClellan Ave.,
died unexpectedly Saturday "Survivors include: his wife,
morning. Mr. Sowers was a Mrs. Pauline Sowers of Port
long time resident of Port St. St. Joe; a daughter, Mrs. Jeri
Joe, and was a retired shift 'McRae of Mobile, Ala.; a step-
engineer .with the St. Joe :daughter, Mrs Virginia Wil-
Paper Company, coming .to' son of Crestview; a brother,

W. M. Sowers and a"sister,
Miss Ethar Sowers, both of
Winnfield, La.; five grand-
children; one great grand-
child; five step grandchildren
and three step great grand-

Funeral services were held
at three p.m. Monday in the
First Baptist Church, Port St.
Joe, with the Rev. Bill E.
Heaton 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.

C: Cubmaster Perry McFarland, left, pas- Pam Jones, Dawne Ford, Charlotte Nedley
.seg out gifts'to workers, Diann McFarland,- ',and Jewerline Farmer.

asB,.i.f-i.i1 ,Dirm .i ifl:ff.-^- i -
Den 2 Ikit spells ou4t, "Blue and Gold". Greg Dowis, Jay Rish, Tommy Ford, Asst.
From. left: Edward Whaley. Stephen Coffey, Den leader Pam, Jones, Herm'an Jones, Rick
Richard Coffey, Den leader Dawne Ford, .Cramer, Paul Nedley and Jon Sullivan.
-~. .t" -

Charlie A. Gaskin Taken by Death

Charlie A, Gaskin, 63, a life- ;,Bank and was chairman of the
time resident of Gulf County board at the time of his death.
passed away Thursday in the He was a member of the
Tallahassee Memorial Hos-. iFlorida Pulpwood Associa-.
pital following a brief illness. 4 '.ioniand was a wood dealer for
Mr. Gaskin was in the bank- them. He was on the board of
ing, farming and timber busi- 'directors for the Florida Cat-
ness. He was the past presi- tleman's Association, -was on
dent of theWewahitchka State the Board of Advisors for the
F. lorida- Dept. of Forestry and
M other f IMrs. 'i long-time member of the
M O ther Of Mrs. Agriculture Stabilization Con-
S'servation Services He was
ClemenS Dies also a member ofthe Westside
Mary Etta Jonson, a'i- 'cBaptist Church. .
Mary Etta Johnson a res urvivorsi include -his wife,
-dent of Bloomfield, Missouri, ,Mrg Rosie Gaskin; a son,
formerly of East Prairie, Charles A 'Gaskin both of
Missouri, passed away, ,. -
February 17 at the home of her r
son after a short illness.
Survivors include: four .. The
daughters; Mrs. Tom '
(Martha) Clemens, of Port St. PentecoStal H
Joe, Mrs. Marvin (Dorothy) .
Richardson of Kansas, Zelma: 2001 GARRISON AV
Groom of Aldridge; ,Missouri '.
and Dollie Matthews of Car- Invites You to W
bondale, Illinois; three sons, William Wi
Norman Johnson of Bloom-
'field, Missouri, Clyde Johnson SER
of California, and Virgil i SUNDAY SCHOOL.......
Matthews of Utah; sixteen MORNING WORSHIP ..
grandchildren and. 18 great EVENING WORSHIP ...
grand children, two, residing I WEDNESDAY NIGHT ....
in Port St. Joe, Kaye and
Shannon Parrish. .

Wewahitchka; two daughters,
Mrs. Sue Dickens of Wewa-
hitchka and Mrs. Vera Marie
Thomas of Palatka; two brot-
hers, Rudy Gaskin of Wewa-
hitchka and Jessie Gaskin of
Folkstown, Ga.; eight grand-
children and one great grand-
Funeral services were held
Saturday in the First United
Methodist- Churich, Wewa-
hitchka, with the Rev. Gene
White and the Rev. Jim Fillin-
gim officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in the family plot of
Jehu Cemetery, Wewahitch-

holiness Chur

worship with Them
Ison, Pastor

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9:45 AM'
7: 060 PM"'
7:00 PM

Den I prepares to mix the ingredients
which make a flag in a Blue and Gold banquet

skit. From left: Lawrence Kemp, Greg
Dowis, Sean Dowis and Paul Dowis.

Costumed Webelos tell jokes. From left: Fields, Brad Pridgeon, Dante McGee and
Michael Farmer. Ken Kenninglon, Michael David Anderson. -Star photos
Huggins. Timothy McFarland, Derrick

Cub Scoutts Observe

Blue and Gold Banquet

The Cub Scouts'made their The Cubmaster had certifi- Cubs of Pack 47. The first;,
wn entertainment and the Cates of appreciation for the: second and third place win-
ub's mothers made the good Rotary Club, ;Hward Blick;, ners and the first and second
Dod for the annual Cub Scout the City of Port St. Joe, The place in Webelos will partici-
lue and Gold banquet held Star, the Methodist Church, pate in the Panama City
ist Friday night in the social Radio Station WJOE, Emory event.
oms-of the First United Stephens, St. Joseph Tele-
tethodist Church; phone and Telegraph Corn-
The social hall was decor- pany and Mr. and Mrs. Theo Savi- you
ted with crafts that had been Bishop for giving special aid mIney.That's
lade by the Cubs in their Den and 'services to the Cubs Reason N 1 why
meetings. They also had on during the past year. we should do
display some of the projects Gerald Sullivan, president yourtackes."
whichh they had participated in of the Port St. Joe Rotary yOu ax
during the year. Club, presented the Pack with
Cubmaster Perry McFar- a new charter for the coming
nd, who is stepping down as year. He also had good words
ie chief Cvb this year, served to say about McFarland's
s master. of ceremonies for three years of leadership and
ie evening. McFarland pre- presented him with a gift
rented gifts to the Den Moth- which had been furnished by Henry W. Block
. ... -r..... T.... .,A .. the Pack. We arp incmn taxy Mnialists

The Cubs and their guests
were entertained with skits
presented by the three Dens of
Cubs and Webelos.
The boys are now preparing
for the annual Pinewood Der-
by which will be held in the
Panama City Mall March 18.
The Cubs will make their own'
cars from kits with the help of
their parents. There will be
local run-offs between all the

trs, mra. Hierman (Junes, rs.
Tom Ford and Mrs. Robert
NeQley. He also gave gifts to
Leadership assistants Diann
. McFarland and Jewerline/



A reading workshop for
Parents of Title I students will
hbe held at Port St. Joe
Elementary School on Wednes-
day, March 8 from 2:30 to 4:30
; p.m.
Title I teachers from Port
SSt. Joe Elementary and High-
land View Elementary
Schools will be present to show
:parents how,to make instruc-
tional games and other mater-
;. ials to be used at home with
S their children.
All parents of Title I stu-
dents at Highland View Ele-
Smentary and Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary are urged to attend.


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 Gbd. with Us',






We ask the right questions.
We dig for every honest de-
duction and credit. We want
to leave no stone unturned to
make sure you pay the small-
est legitimate tax.


PHONE 229-8536




Mrs. Robert H. Trawick Named

As Grand Esther of Florida

At the meeting of Gulf
.-.Chapter 191, Order of the
Eastern Star, held in the
Masonic Hall on the evening of
February 14, the Chapter ob-
served "FRIENDS' NIGHT",
-ann annual event in this and in
the other chaptersin this area.
At this time there were many
visitors from Gorrie Chapter
S inApalachicola; Wewahitchka
Chapter, and from several
chapters in the Panana City
S area. A special program was
Planned for this occasion
S honoring the Friends, and
gifts were presented to them.

| Hospital Au
SDonate W

The Hospital' Auxiliary met
o: n February 22nd at 9a.m. in
the conference room of the
hospital with' 12 members
present. Mrs. Louise Parker,
President, openedthe meeting
by calling on Mrs. Ira Gorham
:: for prayer. A regular business
S.session followed, general
.: reports were given, member-
-- .ship dues collected, hospital-
- ity shop needs and supplies
discussed and cared for, and
old business disposed of.

Eastern Star

February 14 was an evening
that will long be remembered
in Gulf Chapter, because for
the first time in the 43 years of
its history one of its members,
Mary Jane Trawick (Mrs.
Robert H.) had been selected
to serve as a Grand Officer.
She was presented in the East
where Worthy Matron Maybel
Swatts announced her ap-
pointment by the incoming
Worthy Grand Matron, Mrs.
Betty Boyer of Winter Park to
serve as the next Grand
Esther--Queen Esther--of the

xiliary Will

eel Chairs
Under new business, a
regular meeting date was set,
that being the last Wednesday
of each month at nine a.m. So
remember members!
With great pleasure and a
purposeful need in mind the
Auxiliary voted to purchase
two wheel chairs to present to
the hospital for use with the
More volunteers are


Sets Installation Women

SThe Gulf Chapter 191, Order
of the Eastern Star, is having
their open installation this Sat-
urday, Mai-ch 4, at 7:80 p.m.
announced Merle and Earlie
W eeks, Worthy Matron and
Everyone is invited to at-
tend the installation.

:Chicken Supper

Served at Beach
The Mexico Beach Chamber
S' of Commerce will be having a
chicken supper this Saturday,
SMarch 4. Tickets are on sale
Sfor the supper at $2.50 for
adults, and $1.50 for children.
S Monies raised will be used
S for advertising purposes. The
-. supper will be held at the
Chamber Building, located
behind the Mexico Beach Gro-
c ery, from five to eight p.m.,

S The Gulf County Volunteer
Ambulance Squad would like
to express a note of thanks to
Tomp Bryan and Al Cathey,
both of Mexico Beach, for
assistance in repairing one of
our ambulances that we had
stationed at Beacon Hill last
week while the Highland View
SBridge was out of order.
Al opened his Hardware
SStore in order for us to get
some parts and Tom worked
Into the wee hours of the
morning getting the vehicle
back in operation.
Thanks men, we appreciate

Jim Gregg

Met Feb. 21
United Methodist Women's
Group Three met in the home
of Virginia Harrison Tuesday,
February 21.
Betty Herring called the
meeting to order. Rene Huie
opened with prayer followed
with an inspiring devotional
using God's love as her theme.
Some valentines were read
and discussed. Then she led
the group into all aspects of
God's love in our world.
Jim Gregg with the vol-
untary Ambulance Service
was on hand to give the group
information about this
service. Many questions from
the members were put to him
for clarification. Everyone
learned much about the work
of this wonderful service to
our people in the county.
Fourteen members and
three visitors were present.
Delightful refreshments were
served by the hostess.

Carol Wise

to Perform

at M.B.
Miss Carol Wise of Port St.
Joe will present a message in
religious songs Sunday morn-
ing at nine a.m., CST, at the
Mexico Beach Methodist
Church. Miss Wise will be ac-
companied by Mary Ann Pen-
Pastor, Charles M. Parker,
extends a cordial invitation to
the public to attend.

Grand Chapter of Florida. She
will be installed along with the
other Grand Chapter officers
at -the next session which will
be held in Tampa in April.
Following her introduction by
the Worthy Matron she was
given a standing ovation and
was then congratulated by
Past Grand Patron, Aubrey
Dykes, of Panama City, and
welcomed to the Grand
Chapter Family.
It is with the greatest pride
that Gulf Chapter 191 an-
nounces this appointment.
Mrs. Trawick has been out-
standing in the Order of
Eastern Star since she be-
came a member a number of
years ago. She has filled many
stations, including that of
Worthy Matron, and has
always done her work beauti-
fully. On more than one oc-

casion she has brought honor"
both to herself and to the'
chapter, having served for two6
years as Grand Representa-
tive in Florida and Wisconsin
and representing Florida i":
the Wisconsin Grand Chapteir-
session, and later serving as
Grand Chapter Chairman of-
the Cancer project in Florida;;
She has attended many of the
Grand Chapter sessions and is
known and loved throughout.
the state. ,
Gracious and friendly to all
and most deserving, Gulf
Chapter's Mary Jane will
reign as Queen Esther for thNe
next year. During this time
her queenly duties will take'
her to chapters throughout the:
Grand Jurisdiction. Back-
home, her sisters will know
that she is giving her best and,
will be very, very proud!

Kiwanians Plan

Fund-Raising Idea
The Port St. Joe Kiwanis foryouth work in the commu4-
Club has settled on the date of ity by the club. ,
Saturday, May 6 for their One of these activities wil
annual pancake days. The be the Girl Scouts. The Kiwaig-
special event will be held this ians voted Tuesday at there.
year in the Duren building at regular meeting to become
the corner of Highway 98 and sponsors of Girl Scouting in
Second Street. the Port St. Joe area. There
Intofijunction with the pan- are six troops in the area, and
cake days, the Kiwanians will it takes approximately $100.R0
be holding an auction of a year, per troop, to sponsor
"treasures" which others their activities..
have grown tired of. During The Kiwanians also adopted
the next two months, the a resolution :supporting and
Kiwanians will be gathering testifying to the need for a
up good items from anyone nursing home here in Port St.
who wishes to contribute them Joe. The resolution will be
for the auction, which will also filed as support for a home.
be held in the big building. now seeking approval of need
from the Panhandle Medical
Kiwanians Gene Raffield Council. This approval must
and George Duren are respon- be given before the home can
sible for pick-up of any arti- be approved.
cles which anyone cares to Guests of the Club were Key
donate. Clubbers Kevin Pettis, John
Proceeds from the pancake Anderson, Debbie Stutzman
days and auction will be used and Mary Dell Adkison.

Five Members of Local


Mrs. Paul Fensc
of St. Joseph Ba
'DAR will be atte
Florida State C
Daughters of the
Revolution which w
Clearwater Beach
and extend through
Attending the confe
Mrs. Fensom will
Thomas Owens, v
Mrs. Lila Brouill
Mrs. Elizabeth T
Mrs. V. M. Hoffm
expected to join th
According to Mrs
the presiding office
Mrs. John Dean Mi
Regent, who vi
Joseph Bay Chapt
vember and pre
beautiful program
Schools". Chapter
will remember tha
also guest speak(
organizational m
1975. Mrs. Milton ik
ing the second year
successful term of c

Attending State Meet

om, regent a new slate of officers is to be water Beach, St. Joseph Bay
y Chapter elected at this time. Chapter will be well repre-
ending the Delegates and visitors are sented at this important con-
3onference especially looking forward to ference as Mrs. Fensom gives
American the key-note address by Mrs. the annual report of the
ill open at Phyllis Schaffley, Chairman chapter.
March 2, of National Defense, NSDAR.
h March 4. Mrs. Schaffley has con-
arencewith tribute many excellent In old Bohemia, it was
I be Mrs. articles to the DAUGHTERS thought that throwing an
ice-regent, OF THE AMERICAN empty pot on a cross-
roads would cure a fever.
lette, and REVOLUTION magazine, and roads would cure a fever
'hompson, is nationally known for her
ian, Jr. is opposition to ERA and to the
em there. Panama Canal treaty. Mrs.
s. Fensom, Nobie Stone, St. Joseph Bay
er will be Chapter chairman has based a
ilton, State number of her monthly re-
sited St. ports to the chapter on Mrs.
;er in No- Schaffley's articles, and rela-
'sented a tive to the ERA quoted her in
on "DAR the meeting held February 15
members as saying that ERA can do
t she was nothing for women that has
er at the not already been done; that it s
meeting in would take away many of the
s complet- precious rights that women Tax Ref
of a highly are now enjoying.
office, and With five delegates in Clear-

News. .

From the High School


The big news this week was
the basketball team going to
Regional playoffs in Havana
on Tuesday night. There were
pep rallies at the high school
Monday and Tuesday, which
really showed how much the
student body supported the
Two big events are coming
up this Saturday:
The Student Council is spon-
soring a dance in the Port St.
Joe High School Commons
Area. The St. Joe Singers will
be performing and admission
is $1.50 per person, $2.50 per
couple. The dance will last
from 9:00- 12;00 p.m.
Members of the National

Honor Society will be attend-
ing the District Meeting in
Marianna. While at the meet-
ing, a few of the members will
be participating in the Brain
Brawl, which is a "battle of
the brains" between the dif-
ferent schools in the district.
St. Joe High is a sure favorite
to win because of a brilliant
young man who is on the team.
Modesty forbids me to go into
more detail, except that his
initials are W. J. Thought it
was you for a second there,
didn't you, Bob? What else can
I say? It's terrible knowing
how really great you are and
being too modest to tell any-
body about it.

Rev. Eugene Cox

at Overstreet
Rev. Eugene Cox of Houl-
gate, France, will give a pre-
sentation on his missionary '
work at the Overstreet Bible
Church this Sunday night,
March 5, at 8:00 p.m. (EST).
"Gene", formerly of PoPt
St. Joe, has been serving the
Lord with the Evangelical Al-
liance Mission in France since
1970. He is home for a short
time of deputation ministry in
the churches. His wife and
four children have remained
in France at this time, but will
accompany him on furlough
next year.

und Sale

Buy Now

and get
savings up to

30% off

We have the newest line of

wallpaper from France.

We also have lights by

Progress and all Nutone products.


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210 16th St.

Phone 229-6506

Conveenti S service

S Fast and friendly prescription service is always
available. We carry a large supply of prescription
S drugs along with remedies that can be purchased
S without prescriptions. We also maint i a con.plete
S record of your prescription purchases and can
furnish you with a copy instantly for income tax


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SPhone 227-5111

BaseballTeamHas It Rough In Tournament

The Sharks were unsuccess-
ful in two attempts in the
Florida High tournament held
last week in Tallahassee.
On Thursday night, the
Sharks'played Florida High
and lost 8-7. The Sharks led 7-4
going.into the last inning, but
the Demons fought back for

four runs in the last inning.
Duane McFarland was the
losing pitcher. Leading hitters
were Craig Weimorts with a
home run and a double; Wade
Stoutamire and Bascome
Roberts with two singles each.
R. D. Davis should be given
credit for an outstanding

catch in centerfield. Coach
Lewter called it, "The finest
catch I have seen in high
school baseball."'
The Sharks returned to Tal-
lahassee Saturday to play a
losers bracket game against
Choctawhatchee of Fort Wal-
ton Beach, and were tagged

with a 10-1 loss. Numerous
errors kept the Shark pitch-
ers, Harlen Haddock, David
Fowler and Freddy Woullard
in trouble. Haddock was
credited with the loss.
The Sharks were held to four
base hits against the Indians.
Tim Beard, Bascome Roberts,

Wade Stoutamire and Craig
Weimorts each had a hit.
The Sharks were to play
Mosley Tuesday and Marian-
na Wednesday, but results
were not known at presstime.
Next wepk the round bailers
play Wewa Tuesday, Chatta-
hoochee Thursday and open
their home schedule next Sat-
.id l.., a iht inarnst Mosnelr,

tedr by Havana Five* age
Sharks Eliminated by Havana Five Boys Baseball

The Port St. Joe basketbff
Sharks had a spark of hope
started that possibly they
could advance to the state
tournament, even after a
break-even season. It could

ones with I
pound ba

have happened. The Sharks
state championship came af-
ter just such a season.,
In Havana Tuesday night
for the Regional tournament
game against the Gladiators,

the Sharks had their
dream bubble burst b
na's patented run-and
The Sharks held the
tors for the first three

bass run in the lake. But. .. along cam
A eaut father, Bill Rich, the next day to lay c
Stcatching the fine bass. You may be I
and Tony Rich, shown above (the confused over who actually did the ca
hair) say they caught this big seven but there's no argument about the fa
ss in Lake Wimico last Friday, anyone would be proud to have land
that it's getting time for the spring beauty. -Sta

growing with their tenacious defense;
iy Hava- and even took the lead at the,
I-gun of- end of the third period.
In the last stanza, however,
Gladia- both teams tried to out run the
periods other, and the Gladiators won,
69-65. i!
The Gladiators had been,
. blowing teams out of the gym
-. all year with their fast-break
!..-,' tactics. The Sharks put on
their press defense and had.
S them slowed to a six point;
o margin in the first period. The-
S second saw both teams on
even terms and the pressing
;.-. >; Sharks pulled ahead, slightly,
-i& in the third.
1 The Sharks had used a last
AP period surge against Blounts-
S town and Chattahoochee to
advance in the play-offs, but
S Havana used the same tactic
'. Tuedsay night to knock them'i
S.? Robert Thomas paced the
Sharks, as he has most of the,
year, with his 21 points. Chijp
Pollock followed with 13 point
i and his brother Chuck netted
15. Terry Larry had 10 points:
H Alex Bunion had 24 points tb
lead Havana.
Score by quarters:
SPort St. Joe 14 19 16 16--6
X -Havana 20 19 12 18-69
PORT ST. JOE-Thomas,
: 8-5-21; T. Larry, 2-4-10; Riley,
S1-2-4; L. Pollock, 4-5-13; C.
netheir Pollock, 6-3-15; R. Larry,
laim to 0-2-2.
ike us; HAVANA-W. Bunion, 10-4-
itching, 24; Knight, 2-3-7; McGriff,
Ict that 5-3-13; A. Bunion, 6-5-17; Mc-
ed this Bride, 1-2-4; Gaines, 0-2-2;
r photo McGriff, 1-0-2.

Hopefuls Must

Sign Next Week
All young boys wishing to
play Little League or Pony
League this year, must regis-
ter next week, Mon-Fri.,
March 6-10. Registration will
be held in the Recreation
office upstairs in the City Hall.
John Clenney, player agent,
reminds all that everyone
must register to play, whether
you played or not last season.
Registration fees for this
season will be $10.00 for each
player, or $15 for parents with
two or more children playing
Little League or Pony League.
For more information call
229-6119 or come by the Re-
creation office.


THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 1978

Wewa's Gators

Finish Season

By Dean Modling
The varsity and junior var-
sity basketball Gators finish-
ed up their season; the var-
sity with a loss to Greensboro
in tournament play, and the
junior varsity with a victory
over Altha in regular. season
On February 13, after com-
ing off a victory over Carra-
belle, the two Gator teams
travelled to Freeport for their
second game. With such offi-
ciating tactics as throwing up
the ball diagonally on a jump,
both teams lost.
Returning hpme on the 16th,
the Gators faced the tough
Grand Ridge Indians. It being
the last home game didn't help
any. The junior varsity blew a
first quarter lead, while the
varsity was behind all the
With three members of the
junior varsity moved up, the
varsity Gators travelled to
Panama City Christian on
Feb. 17.

the Gators still won handily.
Returning on the 24th, Wewa
had to face Greensboro one
more time. With most of the
first string out, Wewa still
played a good game, but
Greensboro was operating at
full power and won easily.
That put the varsity team at
7-12 on the regular season and
1-3 in tourney play.

Dr. Havlik

Speaking at

First Baptist
Dr. John Havlik, Director of
Evangelism Development of
the Southern Baptist Hon*e
Mission Board, will be speak-
ing at the First Baptist Church
this Monday night, March 5, at
7:00. Dr. Havlik is speaking
throughout the area in observ-
ance of Home Mission Week,
March 5-9.

"Self-control is at the root of
all virtues." Samuel Smiles

You Are Cordially Invited to Attend


Baptist Church
Corner Long Ave. and 16th St.

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

Rev. J. C. ODUM,

Jerome Cartier,
Minister of Music

Recreation Department Schedule

S Tennis lessons, by Roscoe
SLynch, a member'of the Gulf
Coast tennis team, will be
offered on Tuesdays and
Thursday from one to five
If you are interested in
taking lessons call 229-6119.
According to John Clenney,
recreation director, the more
people to respond, the less
charge there will be for the
Karate lessons will begin
tonight, March 2, at the Stac
House. Instructor for the
course will be Sonny Young, a
second degree black belt from
Tyndall Air Force Base.

Classes will be as follows:
ages six to 16, from 8:30 to 9:30
p.m. on Thursdays and 5:00 to
6:30 on Saturdays; ages 17 and
over will be from 9:30 to 10:30
p.m. on Thursdays and 6:30 to
8:00 p.m. on Saturdays. The
Saturday classes will be con-
ducted only when the instruc-
tor is available, and will be
announced each Thursday
Registration will be tonight
,from 7:30 to 8:30 at the Stac
House, and the $8.00 fee will be
due then.
Girls gymnastics meets on
Thursday at the Centennial
Building. Beginners meet at
3:30, .intermediates at 4:30,

and advanced at 5:30. Instruc-
tor is Jennifer Hendrix.
Ann Aldridge, choral direc-
tor at the high school, will be
conducting guitar lessons on
Tuesday nights. The classes
will be held from 7:00 to 8:30
p.m. in the music room at the
high school. Fee is $10 per
The church basketball lea-
gue will play Monday night, at
7:00, at the Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary School gym.
Baton lessons, by Faye El-
liott, are being held Monday
and Wednesday, from 2:45-
4:45 at the Centennial Build-

ing. Cost is $8.00 per month.
Slimnastics for women is
being offered several days a
week for the convenience of
women in the area. Night
classes are offered Monday
and Tuesday from 5:15 to 6:15,
and Thursday from 6:30 to
7:30 p.m. Morning classes
meet on Monday, Wednesday
and Friday from 9:00 to 10:00.
Instructor for the course is
Kathy Craig, and the fee is $5
per month.
For more information con-
cerning any of these classes
call the Recreation Office, 229-
6119, or drop by their office,
located upstairs in the City



THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 1978

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bolized man's weapons against
disease. The ancient Egyptiabs
used the magic eye of Horus,
God of Day, as a charm to guard
them against ills and suffering.
." tenturis later, the eye reap-
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.r [a N rnRIInUl There will be a meeting for
softball coaches, managers,
BUZZETT'S players, sponsors, etc. in the
DRUG STORE Fire Station March 3 at 7:00
p.i. 227.3371 317 Williams All people interested in
Convenient Drive-in Window forming the Port St. Joe Men's
I Plenty of Free Parking Open League and the Port St.
Joe Church League are en-

SMiss Warrior",

:Renee Martin, Is

Tourney Pick

S The Northside Warriors
i': insored a basketball tourn-
e-y the weekend of February
:17-19. Highlight of the tourney
was the crowning of "Miss
Warrior 1978", little Miss
Renee Martin, the grand-
Sdaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam
MeQueen, residents of Port St.
Friday night, the Chocolate
"City Cougars led by the shoot-
ing of Quinn, Alexander and
:Leslie who combined for a
~total of 66 points, with 24, 22
and 20 respectively, to whip
.'Peters Laundry 91-83. Pittman
:And Williams each added 32
points for Peters Laundry.
In the nightcap the host
Northside Warriors beat
Wewahitchka 104-75. Charles
Beachum led six players in
double figures for the War-
riors with 32 points, followed
by K. Lowery with 18, Lang-
ston 17, Fennell 14, Barnes 11
and Sims 10. Leading scorers
for Wewahitchka were C.
Fisher 20, J. Fisher 19, Re-
four 16 and Rouse 12.
Saturday night, Peters
Laundry defeated Wewa 87-82,
behind the shooting of Ray-
:mond Peters and George Wil-
liams, with 26 and 23 points
I: In the second game the
:Cougars defeated the War-
riois in a double overtime
episode by the score of 109-102,
-led by Quinn's 42-point per-
formance. The Warriors were
,ed by Beachum with 21.
On Sunday evening, Peters
: Laundry defeated the War-
v;;r. iors 89-78, led by David
:Langston with 23, Pittman 17,
Williams 14 and N. Peters 11.
Norris Langston led the War-
riors with 17 points as Beach-
um and Sims added 14 each.

What's What

i Club Meets'

The What's What Club held
'their monthly meeting on Fri-
'day night, at the home of Jim
Sand Jo Sealey.
SPlans were discussed for an
:upcoming vacation. Heavy
'hors d'oeuvres were served as
S refreshments.

On Sunday night in the first
game of the finals, the tigers
of Peters upset favored Choco-
late City by the score of 90-81.
David Langston led Peters
with 30 points. Chocolate City
was led by Larry with 30. On
Wednesday night, Chocolate
City defeated Peters Laundry
for the title.
Sandy Quinn was named the
tournament's Most Valuable
Player. Amos Pittman of
Peters Laundry threw the bas-
ketball the length of the court
from behind the outline on the
other end against the back-
board, for a basket, bringing
the sell-out crowd to their feet
applauding in disbelief.
The Warriors havgextended
their thanks to everyone who
made the tourney a success,
with a special thanks to Willie
James Robinson and staff for
their help and support.

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First United

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

courage to attend.
For more information call,
229-6119 or core by the Re-
creation Department up-
stairs in the City Hall.

Outstanding Cager

Al Lewis, the grandson of
Mrs. Lela Gant, and Mr. and
Mrs. John Lewis of Port St.
Joe, has been an outstanding ..
basketball player this past
season for the East Laurens,
Ga. basketball team.
LeWis, a 6'1" senior for the
high school team has been
named "Mr. Falcon" in recog-
nition of his basketball ability.
He has averaged 22 points a
game and 10 rebounds this
Al is the son of Mrs. Naomi
G. Lewis of.Dublin, Ga. Al Lewis

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libraries of the Northwest
Regional Library System.
Star of "American Enter-
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well-known to many people for
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Trek" TV series. He also has
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leading economists have
praised the films, which are
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Petroleum Company, for
"combining the vividness of
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accuracy and balance of a
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Americans are known for

many things. But if there's one
term which occurs over and
over when discussing the
American people it's enter-
prise. Ours is the first society
.to adopt innovation as a way of
life. The slogan has been
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has been woefully little infor-
:mation on one of our major
strengths-- the American
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>7we grow so fast? How did we
;become, in 200 years of inde-
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"Land"- the story of this
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"People"-- a look at the risk-
takers behind our system. The
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Films Available at Public Library


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.

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attack with 18 points. Robert
Thomas added 14.
Curt Garrett led the Tigers
with 13.
Score by quarters:
Port St. Joe 9 9 16 18-52
Blountstown 13 10 13 7-43
PORT ST. JOE-Thomas,
6-2-14; T. Larry, 3-2-8; Riley,
40-8: L. Pollock. 0-00: C.

Pollock, 6-6-18; T. Larry, 2-0-4.
1ett, 6-1-13; F. Jackson, 4-1-9;
S. Jackson, 4-1-9; Bailey, 0-0--
0; Snowden, 4-4-12.

SSaturday night, Robert Tho-
mias, Cleveland Riley and
Chuck Pollock went on a scor-
ing spree and completely de-
IG .

Sharks pose with their Disict trophy after the game.
Kneeling, from left to right are:~lon3 Larry, Darin Thomas,
Terry Larry, Kelvin Rouse, Charles Gathers and Mike
Harris. Standing: Coach William Lane. Chuck Pollock,


molished a tough Chattahoo-
chee team to win the district
crown, 93-58.
The Sharks completely bot-
tled up the Jackets' big gun,
Charles Whaley, to cut off
much of their scoring threat.
The Sharks jumped off to a

Kenny Thomas,
Thomas. Ke\in

16-10 margin in the first period
and led 36-28 at half-time.
In the second half, the
Sharks put on their big drive,
scoring 28 points in the third
stanza and 29 in the finale
while holding the Jackets to 14
and 16.

Cleveland Riley. Chip Pollock, Robert
Watts. Kenny Parker and Coach Mike
-Star photo

After the third period was
only minutes old, the outcome
of the game was never in
The Sharks had five of the
eight who saw action scoring
in the double figures. Robert
Thomas led the rout with 22
points, followed by Cleveland
Rilov with 20. Chucir Pnllock
with 16, Terry Larry with 11,
and Chip Pollock with 10.
Score by quarters:
Port St. Joe 16 20 28 29-93
Chattahoochee10 18 14 16-58
PORT ST. JOE-Thomas,
9-4-22; Larry, 1-9-11; Riley,
8-4-20; L. Pollock, 6-4-16; C.
Pollock, 5-0-10; Watts, 0-1-1;
Thomas, 1-1-3; Rouse, 1-1-3;
Larry, 3-0-6.
land, 5-2-12; Copeland, 6-2-14;
Jones, 2-0-4; Thomas, 4-0-8;
Whaley, 4-0-8; Jackson, 1-0-2;
Reed, 1-0-2; Dickson, 4-0-8.

Dixie Youth

Hunts Workers
Everyone interested in
working .in the Port St. Joe
Dixie 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 Department upstairs
in the City Hall.
^ __ ,* _

Robert Thomas scores two of his 22 points against t
Chattahoochee Yellow Jackets Saturday. -Star pho




Port St. Joe's basketball
Tiger Sharks went into the
District Tournament last Fri-
day night, facing a Blounls-
tpwn foe which had beaten
them during-the regular sea-
- son on one occasion and a
Chattahoochee five which had
bested the Sharks at all three
meetings during the season.
The Sharks faced a bleak
future in the play-offs, bdt
came from behind. to defeat
Blountstown and completely
routed the Chattahoocheee
Yellow Jackets who had been
so tough against them earlier.
Friday night, it looked as if
the Sharks old nemesis, the
Blountstown Tigers, were go-
ing to make the Sharks'
tournament entry a onre-night
Early in the second period,
the Tigers had 18 points on the

board and the Sharks
able to manage only r
Then Chip Pollock began
get free throw opportun
pnd hil on five of six to put
Sharks back-Into content
The Sharks continued
defense the Tigers and m
an occasional basket, cut
the Tiger lead to only
points at half time.
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period scoring and at the
of the period Cleveland IR
and Robert Thomas hit
kets to bring the Sharks
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stanza off with a lay-up for
Sharks, giving them a
point lead.
Chip Pollock then sank
quick jumpers and the St.
press heldthe Tigers in ch
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe. Flai.








The Board of County Com-
missioners of Gulf County,
Florida met February 14 in
regular session with the fol-
lowing members present:
Chairman Jimmy 0. Gort-
man, Everett Owens, Jr., Leo
Kennedy, and William R.
Branch. Also present was
Attorney William J. Rish,
Deputy Clerk Jerry Gates,
Road Superintendent Lloyd
Whitfield, and Mosquito Con-
trol Director Tommy Pitts.'
'Reverend Larry Wells,
Pastor of the United Pente-
costal Holiness Church of
Highland View, opened the
meeting with prayer and led
the pledge of allegiance to the
The minutes of January 24,
1978, were read, approved and
Frank Graddy, Gaskin-
Graddy Insurance Agency,
appeared before the Board to
discuss the fleet policy on the
County vehicles. He stated
that the County was now
carrying the liability, insur-
ance only and might want to
consider comprehensive
coverage on some of the most
expensive vehicles. After dis-
cussion, the Board requested
Mr. Graddy obtain a quote on
rates for comprehensive
coverage on the two diesel
dump trucks, the diesel
tractor, the hydraulic excava-
tor, the 1978 pick-up, and the
SSupervisor's vehicles-
Sparky Raffield appeared
before the Board to report that
the Daniels road has been
closed almost continuously the
last four months due to wash
:outs. In addition, he stated; a
road running by his property
1350 feet long has been im-
passable for over six months.
He stated he had tried to work
with Commissioner Otis Davis
and Road Superintendent
Lloyd Whitfield and had not
been able to get the road fixed,
and this had prompted him to
appear before the Board. He
Presented pictures taken at
:different dates of the roads in
question. Commissioner
Kennedy stated he had visited
the site and the roads had been
impassable entirely too long.
Road Superintendent Whit-.
:field stated he had been-
-i wanting to spread lime on thel
roads to harden them but had
been working on other pro-
Sjects at the Board's direction,
He stated that the Board'
would have to advise him to
leave the other project if he
were to go directly to this one.
The Board stated that-roads
that are impassable which
provide passage to occupied
homes should receive top
-/priority and requested the
Road Superintendent to repair
this road as soon as possible.
Mr. Raffield thanked the
Board and then requested the
Board help him solve a drain-
S .age problem that was effect-
ing his neighbors,.%and the
roads due to a build up of dirt
on. his property. The Board
a:. greed to work with Mr.
Raffield on this problem. .
Mrs. Dolly Hidle appeared
: before the Board concerning.
: drainage on her property at
S Howard's Creek. She stated a
culvert had been movedturn-
Sing water onto her property.
.Commissioner Branch asked
if a new ditch easement being
:" obtained in the areaL would
: : help the problem. Road Super-
intendent Whitfield stated this
new culvert would help the
drainage. Mrs. Hidle stated
she was going to have to block
the culvert to keep water off of
her property. The Road Super-
intendent stated this .would
cause water to back up on
S someone, else's property,
Other residents present from
: the Howard's Creek area
stated the Board needed to do
something about the drainage
problem in the area. The
Board agreed to work to
alleviate problems in this
: Steve Nations, Florida En-
S gineering Associates, appear-
ef before the Board represent-
ing developers Rowe Sudduth
Sand C. C. Harrison, Jr. He
stated that a development is
: being planned which will be
the finest development this
County has ever had. He then
S. presented a sketch of the
proposed development at St.
Joe Beach. He stated the
developers would put in a
water and sewer system and
pave all streets. He stated the
S.only problem was that in most
: cases the lots were smaller
than those called for in the
"_: subdivision regulations. He
-said that in some cases Cali-
fornia Style Townhouses
,. would be built and the wall
between the townhouses be-
: 'comes the lot line which
necessitates .smaller lots. He
stated the developers were
requesting the Board grant a
: variance in this matter.
After study of the sketch,
*- -Comm. Branch asked if the
street along the back line of
the property could be extend-
ed from one property line to
the other to allow access to the

back lots without having to go

THE STAR. Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, MARCH 2. 1978

to Highway 98. The developers
stated an easement might be.
provided for this purpose.
After a general discussion of
the ownership of the utility
plant, recreation areas,- fire
protection, etc,, the Board dis-
cussed ways a variance could
be granted. The Attorneysug-
gested the Board consider
changing the subdivision law
to allow for smaller lots in
these type developments. He
stated that whatever decision
the Board made would involve
a public hearing. Comm. Ken-
nedy moved the Board adver-
tise for a public hearing on
March 14, 1978, to consider
adding a section to the sub-
. division regulations allowing
60' x 120' lot sizes for single
family residences with a cen-
tralized water and sewer sys-
tem provided by the developer
and allowing miilti-family
dwelling lot sizes to be con-
sidered on an individual basis
in other developments con-
taiing a centralized water
and sewer system. The motion
died for lack of a second.
Comm. Branch then moved a
workshop to set up to study
this development with the
developers and their engineer
present. Comm. Kennedy
seconded the motion. The
motion passed with Commis-
sioners Branch, Kennedy and
Gortman voting aye. Comm.
Owens. voted nay. The Chair-
man announced that the meet-
ing would be held at 5:00 p.m.,
EST,'on Friday, February 17,
in the County Commissioners
E. F. Gunn, Building In-
spector, recommended to the
Board that ceiling tile in the
Wewa: Health. Clinic be, re-
placed in three rooms. He
stated specifications called for
painting the tile but some of it
could not be painted. He stated
the roofing contractor did not
want to assume responsibility
for replacing the tile partially
damaged due to the heavy
rains while the roof was being
repaired. -He stated the Con-
tractor felt the tile was in bad
shape already. Commissioner
Owens suggested Mr. Gunn
contact the Contractor to see if
the money allocated for paint
*in the contract" cold be
applied toward replacing the
ceiling in cooperation with the
roofer. The Board agreed to
this suggestion.
Mr. Gunn stated he had been
meeting with the Contractor to
discuss problems at the
Library concerning the road
pavement,, windows, and
carpet. The Board authorized
Mr. Gunn to continue to work
toward a solution to these
Commissioner Owens told
the Board he had been
meeting with the Oak Grove
Contractor concerning
Rochelle Estates and the Con-
tractor stated he ,would do the
job at the same unit price as
originally agreed to in the
contract. Engineer Steve
Nations stated the Contractor
could be required to add the
system at the unit price if the
Board so desired, but he
wasn't sure if there was
enough money for the addi-
tion. Mr. Nations agreed to
arrive at an exact price for
this addition as soon as
possible .
Commissioner Owens re-
ported that there were two
other problems in the area
that he would like to see
,corrected. First, Mrs.
Padgett's sewer line on
Hunter Street, running from
Duval Street, should be
'brought to the.south corner of
her lot instead of the north
corner. Secondly, a bank of
sand and logs deposited
during construction on Mr.
Talmadge Kennedy's prop-
erty at Second Avenue needs
removal. Mr. Gunn agreed to
take care of these problems.
Buck Dormany, Howard's
Creek, told the Board he would
like to draw a map of the
Howard's Creek Area to be
used in discussing drainage
problems. Mr. Dormany then
illustrated the problem caused
bythe river filling up a pond
and escaping through a cul-
vert to other areas in Howards
Creek. Mr. Dormany stated
this problem occurs once pr
twice every year and always
happens when' the river
reaches 21 feet at Blounts-
town. He stated the problem
could be eliminated by build-
ing a roadbed up four feet for
the distance of 130 feet. He
stated this would act as a dike
preventing the water from
reaching the culvert. Mr. Dor-
many also said the water was
/ inch higher in this years
flood than in the 1965 flood and
just did reach across the main
highway into Howard's Creek.
He suggested the Board consi-
der building this' road up
slightly if, and when, it is ever
resurfaced. The Board agreed
to study these proposals in an
effort to reach solutions to the
drainage problem in Howard's
Mr. Dormany stated he
would also like to see the

Board change the Howard's
Creek voting precinct from
Honeyville to White City until
sueh time as Howard's Creek
has its own precinct. He stated
it was. much closer to White
City and would allow more
people an opportunity to vote.
Commissioner Kennedy
stated that ten years ago the
law required that precincts be
changed only in an off-election
year. commissioner Gortman
stated that Mrs. Dessie Lee
Parker, Supervisor of Regis-
tration, was attempting to
establish a voting precinct in
Howard's Creek and he would
check with her on this matter.
Bud Poucher, City of Wewa,
stated he had been working on
obtaining grant funds for a
medical center to be built in
Wewahitchka. He said he had
been told funds were available
:only for renovation, not new
construction. He said he would
like Jto know how much the
County could distribute to the
$150,000 basic cost of a build-
ing. Commissioner Kennedy
asked if ambulance facilities
would be included. Mr.
Po'~cher stated it would be a
complete medical center in-



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eluding ambulance facilities: weeks ago and he had told Mr.
Commissioner Gortman asked Perdue that the paving was
how long would the County unsatisfactory. He stated this
have to investigate the situa had been omitted from the
tion. Mr. Poucher stated that minutes of the last meeting
he needed to know something and that he wanted it included
by Friday as the building Aas a matter of record. Com-
needed to be completed by missioner Branch stated that
July to be ready for the -since that time the problem
doctors they were consider- had been corrected with the
ing, who would be graduating help of James Buchanan,
in June. Financial Officer DOT, and Attorney Rish. He
Jerry Gates stated there was requested the Board write Mr.
no money in this year's budget Buchanan thanking him for
for such a facility, that the his efforts in this matter.
Board could provide money by The Clerk reported that Bill
cutting individual budgets or 'Lee, DOT, had agreed to
eliminating financing for answer any questions the
certain items and transferring Board had about the admini-
the money to the City of station of the 5th and 6th
Wewa. He added that the cents gasoline tax. Commis-
Board had discussed building sioner Branch stated he would
an ambulance building for like to know if the Board can
Wewa, similar to the one in St. begin immediately' charging
Joe, on numerous occasions an engineers salary to the
The Board had not proceeded program and he would like to
since the members of the know for certain if they intend
ambulance squad had indi- to finish resurfacing of In-
cated a preference for the dustrial Road.
facility to be included in the Upon question by Harland
City of Wewa Medical Center.' Pridgeon, the Board stated
Commissioner Gortmian that the heating unit and the
stated the Board will help all radiators at the old courthouse
they can but it would be would be removed by the Road
impossible to arrive at a set of Dept.
figures by Friday. The Board received a letter
Upon motion by Commis- from the Department of Ad-
sioner Owens, seconded by ministration outlining enum-
Commissioner Kennedy, and eration districts to be used in
unanimous vote the Board the Census Bureau's 1980 Cen-
approved partial payment sus Count. The letter pointed
estimate No. 6 in the amount out these were closely in line
of $10,205.24, payable to De- with theelection precincts and
pendable Insurance Company, were subject to change by the
bonding agency for the Oak Census Bureau if. they were
Grove Water and Sewer Pro- found not to be the most
ject. useful. Commissioner Ken-
Commi ssione r Branch nedy moved the recommenda-
stated that he, Road Suprin- tions be accepted subject to
tendent Lloyd :Whitfield, and change if needed. Commis-
DOT Engineer V. W. Perdue sioner Owens seconded the
had inspected the recent motion and it passed unani-
paving on Long Avenue three mously.

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Owens, seconded by
Commissioner Branch, and a
favorable 3-1 vote, the Board
approved the annual re-
inspection fee of $27.50 for
termite control with Howell
Exterminating Company in
the Ambulance Building.
Commissioner Kennedy voted
The Board received a letter
from the Regional EMS Or-
ganization requesting a
$375.00 commitment into the
program making the County
eligible for at least $3,000
worth of equipment from a
grant application being sub-
mitted by the agency. Com-
missioner Kennedy moved the
Board write a letter of ap-
proval for the project and
consider the request for funds
at the 1978-79 budget hearings.
Commissioner Owens second-
ed the motion and it passed
The Board received a letter
from HRS requesting a lease
to be worked out with the
Board for occupancy of reno-
vated offices at the old Court-
house. The Board agreed to
make an offer as soon as
possible. The Board discussed
maintenance services at the
old courthouse and was re-
minded that a CETA Position
had been obtained for this
service. The position is now
filled by B. R. Williams who
had agreed to the arrange-
ment to provide the service as
the renovation was completed.
The Board received notice
of the transfer of Hal
Summers, District Conserva-
tionist, and the subsequent
appointment of David
"Terry" Smith as his replace-
ment, effective March 13.
The Board received notice

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of $936.00 due Gulf Coast
Community Hospital for indi-
gent patient Josephine W.
Smith. The Board ordered this
bill filed.
The Board received notifica-
tion of a proposed fresh-
saltwater line being establish-
ed on the Gulf County Canal at
the Highland View Bridge.
The Board tabled this request
until information concerning
the matter could be obtained
from the Attorney.
The Board received a re-
quest for $150.00 from the West
Florida Resource Conserva-
tion and Development Project
to be used toward meeting
budgeted expenses. The Board
tabled this request since no
funds were budgeted for this
The Board approved pay-
ment No. one in the amount of
$37,475.00 to Griffin Construc-
tion Company for Courthouse
The Board received notice
of taxes due on Motor Fuel in
the amount of $17.97 due to an
inventory shortage. The Fi-
nance Officer reported that
the tax was due to an error
made by the Road Depart-
ment Bookkeeper in carrying
his inventory forward. He
stated the tax was for on-
highway vehicle use and the
County had no vehicles that
used diesel fuel on the high-
way at the time of the short-
age and that the assessment
should be challenged. Com-
missioner. Owens moved the
Board request an administra-
tive hearing to protest the
assessment. Commissioner.
Kennedy seconded the motion
and it passed unanimously.
The Board received notice
of a Public Sportsmans hear-
ing in Panama City on Feb-

ruary 14, to be held by the
Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission. Commissioner
Gortman requested the Board g
write Representative Rish re-
questing that steps be taken to
place the Game Commission
ack under legislative control.
The Board received notice
that the Northwest Regional +
Library System had nominat-
ed Dr. Tom Gibson for re-
cipient of the Outstanding
Citizen Award for 1977-78. The*
Board wholeheartedly en-
dorsed this nomination and
requested the Attorney pre-
pare a resolution in support of
this nomination.
The Board approved the
hospital bill in the amount of
$1,444.44, for Emergency
Room physician services. In
addition, the Board requested
that the Clerk write for infor-
mation concerning outstand-
ing debts collected since
termination of the Board pre-
vious agreement.
The Board received a letter
from the Department of En-
vironmental Regulation:con-
cerning the Department's re-
quirements for the construc-
tion and maintenance of drain-
age ditches.
Upon motion by Commis- .
sioner Branch, seconded by
Commissioner Kennedy, 'and
unanimous vote, the Board
accepted an easement for two
60 ft. road right of ways in
Overstreet from Samuel A. *
Patrick, as recorded in O.R.
Book 73, Page 248.
The Board received employ-
ment applications from Edna
Marie Mayette and Wanda
Sue Pate.
The Board received Title
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The Board received a letter
of organization from the Gulf
Sz-County Beaches Volunteer
Fire Department. The letter
c contained a list of the officers
S elected and the nomination of
James Ramsey as Fire Chief.
C commissioner Kennedy
-" i moved, the organization be,
S..accepted as a volunteer fire,
department in the St. Joe Fire
Control District; that all
'purchases be authorized by
-,Fire Chief Ramsey and al
invoices paidfrom the St. Joe
Fire Control Funds with distri-
S bution allocations to be made
to each fire department in the
S district after all taxes are
: collected. Commissioner
Branch sounded the motion
; and it passed unanimously.
-,: The Bord received a letter
From Evan Williams, Presi-
.dent, Gulf County Beaches
Volunteer Fire Department,,
.,requesting a building be estab-
lished in thebeaches area as a
-,shelter for firefighting equip-
ment and as a meeting and
community center. The Board
told Mr. Williams they had*
been working on this project
and would continue to do so.
The Board received notice
of a credit memo of $899.00
from Pilot Equipment Com-
a* any to be used on purchases
rom the company.
.. The Board received a re-
.. quest from Pilot Equipment
SCompany for specific records
Sas to oil consumption and
number of engine hours on the'
S.hydraulic excavator. The
Board agreed to comply with
this request.
The Board received a ire-,:
quest from Mayor Bob Hale,
SMexico Beach, for a joint
meeting with the Commission
and the City of Port St. Joe to

discuss preliminary plans con-
cerning sewage disposal for
the beaches area. The Chair-
man appointed Commissioner
Branch to attend this meeting
'at 6:30 p.m., Monday night,
February 20. Other Commis-
:;sioners were invited to attend.
SThe Board filed a copy of a
telegram to Governor Reubin
Askew requesting Federal
Assistance m Gulf County due
o the floods.
The Board filed a letter
from Larry Tyree, President,
Gulf Coast Community
College, expressing gratitude
to the Board for support of a
Port St. Joe Center of the
The Clerk was instructed to
file the January Medicaid
County- Billing.
The Board wrote a letter of
appreciation to Ed Johnson,
Overstreet, for his volunteer
efforts in landscaping at the
new library.
The Board received Notice
of Revision of the Florida
Coastal Management
Program Workshop Draft, to
be available in March for the
Commission's study.
The Board received notice
of a direct contract by the
District II-A Mental Health
Board with the Panhandle
Alcoholism Council to provide
comprehensive alcohol ser-
vices in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf,
Holmes, Jackson, and Wash-
ington Counties.
The Board received notice
of issuance of:a variance of
coastal construction setback
requirements from Cecil G.
Costin, Jr. between 100 and 170
feet east of DNR range monu-
ment number R-12, Gulf;
County, Florida.
The Board received the
December, 1977 and January,

1978 report of labor and other
expense maintaining second-
ary roads in the County.
Upon request by Commis-
sioner Branch, the Board
agreed to express apprecia-
tion to the City of Port St. Joe
for use of a.truck for the Gulf
County Beaches Volunteer
Fire Dept.
Commissioner Branch re-
quested the Board write a
letter of support to small
counties meeting in Live Oak
on February 21, to discuss the
hospital indigent bill. The
Board requested that the time
and place of the meeting also
be obtained.
Commissioner Branch
asked who: has responsibility
for allocating vehicles to dif-
ferent departments under the
excess property program. The
Board's .consensus was that
Civil Defense Director Albert
Thames would have the re-
sponsibility. Mr. Thames then
came to the meeting and told
the Board, that fire depart-
ments have the No. 1 priority,
that he put in an application
for 15 trucks, five for the he City
of Port St. Joe, five for the
County Road Dept., and five
for various other County
functions. Commissioner
Branch said his main concern
was that the Road Dept. had
transported the vehicles and
was in bad need of trucks but
the Road Dept. had not re-
ceived any of the trucks. Mr.
Thames stated only five
trucks had been received and
the Road Dept. had been
offered one only to turn it
down.due. to the repairs it,
needed. Mr. Thames stated
this truck was then offered to
the City of Port St. Joe who
repaired it and is now using it.
Commissioner Owens request-

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ed that all future assignments sewer. The Board agreed to
of equipment by Civil Defense discuss this at a later date.
be reported to the Board. The Commissioner Gortman told
Board agreed that this would: the Board the City of Wewa-
eliminate the confusion. ; hitchka is requesting the
Commissioner Branch re- Board construct a bridge on
ported that H. T. Causey had Canning Drive in Red Bull
requested the County Com-, Island. The Board agreed to
mission help him in any way consider this upon written
they would due to his recent,. request from the city during
sickness. The Commission the five year secondary road
agreed to check with organize,. program planning.
tions that could help Mr, Commissioner Gortman re-
Causey as they had no funds, quested each Commissioner
budgeted for this type ex have a budget report on their
penditure. ,- respective departments at the
Commissioner Branch next meeting.
stated that according to cerj( Commissioner Gortman
tain manufacturers, specific~ ; presented each Commissioner
tions for. the mosquito control;, with a written policy he had
back-hoe might limit some, prepared,concerning tardi-
companies from bidding, ness at work and unexcused
Mosquito Control. Supervisor ..absences. The Commission
Tommy Pitts stated that the,,, discussed the matter and
specifications were written for,,Co mission er Gortmtan
the type machine he felt'was ,,stated that he would like for
needed for the work and this the Board to consider adopting
might have caused the con-;bthis or some other policy to be
cern. He said the specifica-, used as :guidelines. so that
tions did not limit any com-f-, everybody would know where
pany from bidding and the, they stand. Commissioner
Board would take all bids and Kennedy stated the present
could purchase the machine policy would work if it was
they felt was the most,j enforced properly. Commis-
economical. sioner Gortman then stated he
Commissioner Branch would like to poll the Board to
suggested that the County. see if they felt the present
Commission purchase a 'policy was working. Commis-
plaque forMrs. Ruby Gilbert -sioner Kennedy said yes, if it
in commemoration of her 'was enforced properly. Corn-
many years of dedication and missionerr Owens, Commis-
service to the Gulf County sioner Branch, and Commis-
Health Department. ,:sioner Gortman all said no,
Commissioner Gortman .the present policy was not
asked the Clerk to have the working. Commissioner Gort-
Attorney contact Larry White, 'man then said he was going to
Army Corps of Engineers, organize a workshop so that
concerning maintenance on this problem could be worked
the Gulf County Canal. 'out.
Commissioner Gortman re- Commissioner Kennedy
quested each Board member, 'stated that he had received
to consider the old Courthouse several calls concerning a mix
being hooked up to the city: up in the street signs at Park

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, MARCH 2. 1978

and Parker Street in Highland
View. Commissioner Branch
stated this apparent mix up in
the street names had been
corrected and the street signs
were in the correct place
according to the plat recorded
in the Clerk's office. Commis-
sioner Kennedy said he felt the
name of one. of the streets
should be changed since the
street names were similar.
Commissioner Kennedy re-
ported that the work on the
Crooked Road in Wewa' needs
completing. In addition, he
stated that crops are being
planted right next to the road
obstructing drainage.
Commissioner Kelnedy
stated he had reports that
loggers were still blocking the
road at Sauls Creek. The Road
Superintendent agreed to
check into the matter. '
Commissioner Kennedy
said he and Commissioner
Branch had been appointed to
a committee on the Oak'Grove
Water and Sewer System and
he is going to ask the City to
reduce the minimum gallon-
age from 4,000 to 2,500 and
knock off the surcharge. He
said the minimum bill would
then be as follows': $2.25-
Water, 2,500 gallosi; '$1.35-
Sewer, 2,500 gallons; for a
$3.60 Minimum; plus $2.50 for
collecting, billing, and main-
tenance and $5.50 fori bond
payment; for a total bill of
$11.60. He stated this 'would
probably effect 36 families
who would not use the: mini-
mum 4,000 gallons and would
allow them to afford the bill.
The Board stated they were in
favor of this proposal and
would like for Commissioner

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Kennedy and Commissioner
Branch to negotiate for this
with the City. Commissioner
Branch stated he would go
with Commissioner Kennedy
to negotiate with the City.
Commissioner Kennedy then
moved the Board endorse
taking this proposal to the City
of Port St. Joe. Commissioner
Branch stated the previous
committee had no endorse-
ment of the Board but went on
a volunteer basis to negotiate
with the City and he felt this
proposal should be taken on a
volunteer basis for negotia-
tion. Commissioner Gortman
said that Commissioner
Kennedy's proposal had the
full support of the Board.
Commissioner Kennedy stated
this was not apparent to him.
Commissioner Branch stated
he had volunteered to go with
Commissioner Kennedy and
would remain ready to go.
Commissioner Kennedy
stated he was not going with-
out support of the Board in
favor of the motion. Commis-
sioner Gortman then relin-
quished the Chair to second
the motion so that a vote could
be taken. Commissioner Ken-
nedy voted aye. Commission-
er Gortman voted nay, stating
Commissioner Kennedy had
the full support of the Board.
Commissioner Owens voted
nay, stating that there are
many people in the city limits
of Port' St. Joe that are
required to pay a 4,000 gallon
minimum bill and he would
like the city to treat the Oak
Grove residents and the city
residents on an equal basis.
He added that Commissioner
Kennedy has his support if he
can get this proposal adopted.
Commissioner Branch voted
nay, stating that he would still
volunteer to go to the City with
Commissioner Kennedy with
this proposal and that no one
on this Board was against this
Commissioner Owens stated
he would like for each County.
Commissioner to go drive over
Monica Drive in Ward Ridge.
He stated that approximately
25 people live on the street and
it is in bad need of repair. He
said he would like for each
Commissioner to come up
with a suggestion of ways to
improve the road if it cannot
be resurfaced right away.
There being no further busi-
'hess, the'meeting adjourned.



Eldon B. Miller, of Century
21 E. B. Miller Realty in Gulf
County and Mexico Beach,
whose office recently af-
filiated with Century 21, joined
140 other Century 21 affiliated
brokers, owners and man-
agers at a Century 21 New
Broker Management
Academy at the Registry
Hotel in Irvine, Calif., on
February 12- February 16.
The week-long seminar is an
educational academy de-
signed to introduce the new
Century 21 affiliated brokers
and managers to all the
advanced marketing tools and
systems that Century 21 offers
to help brokers and sales-
people serve their client's
needs. The orientation is the
first in a series of concen-
trated management seminars
and workshops Century 21
provides to increase effective
management growth.
Century 21 is an. interna-
tional real estate sales organi-
zation composed of more than
5,200 affiliated, independently
owned real estate offices in 35
regionalcenters throughout
the United States and Canada.
Eldon B. Miller joined the
other attendees for a tour of
Century 21 International
Headquarters in Irvine, Calif.,
where the attendees were
introduced to the executive
staff which monitors, develops
and implements new pro-
grams to aid the brokers and
salespeople to better serve
'their client's needs,
Intensive workshops cover-
ing each area in the successful
operation of a real estate
office were held throughout
the week. Miller was pre-
sented with a certificate of
course completion following
the seminar.
Miller states that in his
opinion it was time well spent
in getting the latest up to the
minute information on real
estate transactions.

"No man does anything
from a single motive."
SSamuel Taylor Coleridge

New Regulation Insures Better Quality
Something new has been added to the can of fresh shucked
oysters or clams that the Florida Department of Natural Re-
sources wants you to know about. That something is a month
and day clearly marked on the container indicating the last
date that a can of shucked oysters or clams can be sold as
fresh. It's called open-dating and has been used on milk and
dairy products for several years. The open-dating system
insures that the consumer is purchasing a fresh wholesome
product and, like milk, allows several days after the expi-
ration date for the consumer to safely use the product at
home. The majority of cans of fresh shucked oysters and
clams now sold in Florida markets carry open-dating. The
open-dating, regulating products processed in Florida, is but
another way in which the Florida seafood industry is striving
to bring the best quality seafood to you the consumer. Pur-
chase a can of fresh shucked oysters with confidence and sur-
prise your family with delicious "Scalloped Oysters and
2 pints oysters, fresh or frozen ]/4 cup sliced green onion
1 can (1 pound) cream-style corn one-third cup margarine
1 egg, beaten or cooking oil
/4 cup chopped pimiento 2 cups coarsely crushed
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce saltine crackers
teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons chopped
'/B teaspoon pepper parsley
Thaw oysters if frozen. Drain oysters. Combine oysters,
corn, egg, pimiento, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper;
mix well. Saute onion in margarine until tender but not
brown. Stir in cracker crumbs and parsley. Place one-third
of cracker mixture in a well-greased 1-quart casserole.
Cover with half of oyster mixture. Repeat layers. Top with
remaining one-third of cracker mixture. Bake in moderate
oven, 350 degrees F., for 30 minutes or until thoroughly
heated. Makes 6 servings.
For more seafood recipes, write: Seafood, DNR, Crown
Building, Tallahassee,- Florida 32304.

SAVE $1.34

Limit 6 with
$7.50 Order

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Free income tax help will be
available for senior citizens
'and low income groups next
S Monday night, March 13.
Groups, organizations or in-
dividuals in this area wishing
free assistance with income
tax problems will be assisted
by VITA.
VITA is an organization of
students trained at Gulf Coast
Community College, sponsor-
ed by the IRS and local chap-
ter of the National Associa-
tion of Retired Persons and
National Retired Teachers
SVITA instructors are in-
tended to, assist low income,
elderly and other persons
-needing assistance in the pre-
paration of their 1977 tax
returns. Tax benefits for older
taxpayers include filing re-
quirements, extra exemp-


tions, sale of a residence,
credit for the elderly and
types of reportable and non-
reportable income. VITA aid

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.

will be given directly to indivi-
duals at the Port St. Joe High
School Commons Area on
March 13, six to nine p.m.

Advertising Workshop

Can Help Your Sales

Are you getting the best
possible mileage out of your
advertising dollars? Adver-
tising can build sales volume
at a lower cost per sale than
any other method if it is pro-
perly planned and budgeted.
The University of West Flor-
ida's Small Business Develop-
ment Center is presenting a
six-hour workshop designed to
assist small business in ad-
The workshop will be con-
ducted on Monday, March 7,

and Tuesdpy, March 7, from
6:30-9:30 p.m. This workshop
will meet at the Port St. Joe
High School.
This program is free. All
interested persons are urged
to contact 769-1551, ext. 290, to
register; however, walk-in
attendees are also welcome.
This is another in a series of
business workshops sponsored
by your Chamber of Com-
merce, the University of West
Florida, Gulf Coast Commun-
ity College.

Free Income Tax Help

for Senior Citizens

Say You
It In

The Star!



Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
Section 865.09, Florida Statutes, the
undersigned corporation intends to reg-
ister with the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf
County, Florida, four weeks after the
first publication of this notice, the ficti-
tious name or trade name under which it
will be engaged in business and in which
said business is to be carried on, to.wit:
(Name of Business( Wewa Drugs
(Address of Business), P. 0. Box 986,
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
(Owner) Jackson-Hurst Drugs, Inc.
4t 3.2
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.0. 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 fail to
do so, a Final Judgment for the relief
sought may be granted by Default.
DATED this the 10thday of February,
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Margaret B. Core,
Deputy Clerk 4t 2.16

IN RE: The Marriage of
band, Respondent,
Wife, Petitioner.
TO: Johnnie Frank Caphart
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. 0. 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

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 oens, 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.
The Board reserves the right to reject
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,

Daniels' Greenhe
Highway 71 W
Ferns, begonias, cac
others, some tropics
ginger lily. 229-6239.

SOld used Army bu
can be seen at Pr
Fish Camp. $3.00 ea.



Have You Tried Sh
Food supplements
hold products, make
Call me and I'll call

white City
ti, many
als. Free

5tp 3-2

nk beds,

3tc 3-2

! call


D-up, etc.
on you.

2tp 3-2

,1977 71/ h.p. Sears deluxe
outboard, $150; rotor tray for
CB tower, $9; new 6-bandport-
.atleradio, $16; 7 2 reel to reel
stereo tape recorder, $25. 229-
6907. It 3-2

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

S 12' x 52' mobile home, 2
bdrm., 2 bath, unfurnished,
S $2,800. 648-5152. tfc 1-26

Marine hydraulic trans-
mission, a Borge Warner with
S221 reduction, $350. Call 648-
5065 after 10.a.m. and before 8
p.m. Overstreet. tfc 1-26

Call Betty Gilbert
tfc 7-15;

For Your
S Wanda Brown
29 tfc 4-28

S Noi-need for wet carpets. Dry
clean them with HOST. Use
d0oms right away. Rent
,, chine. St. Joe Furniture,
-1251. tfc 10-23

Ctustom-made wooden name
-' faques, for mail boxes, front
gates, door posts, etc. Econo-
liy Myotors & Garden Center,
3: Hwy. 98, HV, 229-6001.
Neew and used lawnmowers
fir sale. Lawn mowers, tills
'-iiad garden tractors repaired.
Economy Motors & Garden
eelter, 301 Hwy. 98, HV.
3946001. tfc 4-28

'.DRAPERIES-Ready made
and custom made. Large sel-
election of swatches to choose
fiom. Roche's Furniture and
SAppliance Store, 209 Reid
Ave., phone 227-1730.
Froggy Pen Holder, a gift
just right for special friends.
(Paper-Mate pen and froggy
holder, $2.98).See at The Star,
306 Williams Ave.

14' bass voat with 55 h.p.
Chrysler, Pflueger trolling
motor and let down anchors.
.$1,400. 229-6334. 1tp 3-2

For Sale, Moving: Complete
bedroom suit, 4 pcs.; refrig-
erator, trash compactor,
movie camera, projector and
screen; new mail box com-
plete with stainless steel
stand; household goods (odds
and ends). Call 229-6049 after
5;15. Itp 3-2

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

12' aluminum boal with
trailer, $150. Call 648-8295.
tfc 1-26

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

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

Will demolish buildings or
garages for the material.
Phone 229-6402, Woodie Busby.
tfc 2-2,


The interim Board of Direc-
tors of the Northwest Florida
Mental Health Center, Inc. is
seeking qualified applicants
for the position of Executive
Director. The interim Board is
supervising the merger of the
Bay County Guidance Clinic,
Inc., the Holmes-Washington
Guidance Clinic, Inc., and the
Northwest Florida Mental
Health Center, Inc. Merger is
expected to be complete after
March 31, 1978, at which time
the interim Board will assume
full corporate control of the
Center. Essential qualifica-
tions for the position are
1. a master's degree or hi-
gher in a mental health
2. four years of increasingly
responsible mental health
experience (a doctoral
degree can be substituted
for 3 years of experience)
Letters of inquiry and applica-
tion should be sent to:
Dr. Edward Deluzain, Chm.
Executive Director Search
Northwest Florida Mental
Health Center, Inc.
640 E. 15th St.
Panama City, Fla. 32401
Deadline for receiving appli-
cations is March 18, 1978. The
Northwest Florida Mental
Health Center, Inc. is an equal
opportunity employer.

$180.00 weekly mailing cir-
culars. Start immediately. Op-
portunities, Dept. A82, Draw-
er D, Huntington, TX 75949.
4t 2-23

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For Rent: 2 bedroom fur-
nished trailer. Call 648-5873.

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

SrWe're Here ForYou..T
S@ Each office is independently owned and operated.



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, 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, 11/2 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.

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

212 year old 3 bdrm, 112 bath
in fine condition. Large
comfortable kitchen-dining
area. With FHA or VA. 2110
Long Ave.

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.


Rustic beach home, 4 bdrms
1 bath, Ig. liv. room with
fireplace. Custom built cab.
in kitchen. Guest house in
rear, 1 bdrm, bath, good
rental, needs repairs. 207'
Coronado St., St. Joe Beach.

Mobile home on 75'x112/2'
lot, furnished. Priced to sell.
Mexico Beach.

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

2 bdrm, 1 bath home, com-
pletely furnished. Beauty
parlor attached to home, all
equipment included. Price
reduced, 15th St., Mexico

Unimproved lots and com-
mercial property. Call for

Well-built, roomy 3 bdrm
beach house, corner of Pine
& Americus, St. Joe 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 11/
baths. 2 blocks from beach
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.


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

For Sale or Lease-Excel
lent store location. 222
Reid Ave. $30,000. Rent
or lease negotiable.

31/2 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


3 bdrm., i bath trailer. Ideal
for fisherman's retreat, on
two leased lots, $4,000.

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.


2 story house, 1,900 sq. ft.,
on 2 lots totalling 50x150'.
Needs repair. Deep well &
pump. Exc. potential. 136
2nd Ave.

Eldon B. Miller, Realtor Patty Miller, Associate


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

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

1975 Fiat X-19, ac, am-fm,
8-track, hardtop convertible.
Call 229-8043 before 5 p.m.
tfc 3-2

1966 Willis jeep, V6, 4-wheel
drive, new trans., points &
plugs, 'nd .thrbwout 'bear-
ing. $800.215 2nd St., Highland
View after 3:30. 2te 2-23

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.

No. 1 Drive In Theater
Apalachicola, Fla.
March 3 and 4
As Advertised on T.V.!
Movie starts 7:15 p.m.

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




Our want ads
bring buyers
and sellers


Carpentry Work Done
Reasonable Rates
Jimmy Johnson
Phone 229-8757

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 229-6018
Port St. Joe tfc 7-22

ork. 328 7th Street
& SON Highland View
Cabinets, furniture, vanities,
tfc 3-31 etc.

Reasonable Rates
Evenings Mon.-Fri.,
All Day Saturdays
Call 229-8404

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

Call 229-6207
tfc 12-1

will buy your old car.
Phone 227-1654
'for information.


52tp 7-14 MWC3
Lawn & Gardening Needs
Feed Lawn Mower &
Small Engine Repairs
Economy Motors &
Garden Center
301 Hwy. 98 H.V.

All Types
229-6482 or 229-6447
tfc 9-2C.
Machine Work Welding
506 First Street
Machinist on duty all day
every day

Complete Wood Shop
Custom Cut Lumber
Want to Do It Yourself?
Then come see us for Stan-
ley tools, hardware, paneling,
paint, lumber.
Earley's Hardware &
Building Supply
Hwy98W. 227-1763
tfc 8-5

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

Kitchen Cabinets-
Vanities Mill Work
Cabinet Hardware & Tops
White City, Hwy. 71
Glen Combs
Shop 229-017 or
tfc 9-1

tfc 4-284.W '
"Ithink it was something I oat"

-Wouldn't You Really PL4.1 .R
Rather Have Cable TV?
kills bugs for
.Going Fishing? kills bu.s for
Stop here first up to six monthi [
for a complete 0^ -r and saves youoboutS10Oyearly
line of For Cable TV ios"' "lypstcontrol services
SrUse of Sprayer free with
Fishing T c e Installation In Port St. Joe purchase of RA-Bug
Fishing Tackle ,

S urlbut Supply i Phone 229-7232 HURLBUT SUPPLY CO.
SHurlbt Supy I Or Visit the Telephone Comptny 306 Red Avenue
S 306 Reid Ave. I Business Office Port St. e.Florida

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, WITHI N
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-
stration has been mailed are required,
OF THIS NOTICE, to file any objections
they may have that challenges the
validity of the decedent's will, the quali-
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
Estate of Aubrey Ellis Rowell, deceased.
-s- Mayo C. Johnston
406 Magnolia Ave.


Panama City, Fla. 32401
Telephone: 763-8421
2 2-23
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-&
(Gulf County Plat Law) pro-
viding for a minimum sizelots
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

S' Recently enacted legislation
assures sufficient financing
for the social security system
into the 21st century, accord-
ing to Dave Robinson, Social
Security Representative for
Gulf County.
The additional income pro-
vided by the new law virtually
eliminates the financial pro-.
blems faced by social security
during the past few years;
At the same time, the addi-
tional cost to most- workers
will be moderate, Robinson
stated. For example, under

The Wednesday Nite Ladies'
S league met on February 15
where on lanes one and two St.
Joe Furniture won four games
from Pepsi Cola. Bertha Clay-
ton and Brenda Mathes led St.
Joe Furniture with 167 high
games and Bertha had a 454
series. Kay Katynsky bowled
a 150 game and Pat Nacht-
shein had a 391 series for
Pepsi Cola.
On lanes three and four, Fla.
Bank worn three games from
SContainer Div. Cathy Black-
burn (sub.) led Fla. Bank with
. a 178 game and a 453 series.
Betty Hardin bowled a 198
game and a 482 series for the
Container Division.
On lanes five and six, Cow
Girls won three games from
Apialach Selects. Lou McDon-
nell led Cow Girls with a 140
game and a 378 series. Joyce
Monroe bowled a 144 game
and a 337 series for Selects.
On lanes seven and eight,
SMurphy's won three games
from Renfro. Janice Martina
bowled a 159 game and a 402
series for Murphy's. Bette
Wheeler led Renfro with a 141
Game and a 402 series.
St. Joe Furn. 62/2 21/2
Pepsi Cola 54 30
Fla. Bank 54 30,
Renfro : 47 37
SMurphy's 43 41
Container Div. 35 49
Cow Girls' 21 63
Apalach Selects 19/2 641

The Thursday Night Ladies
League met at St. Joe Bowling
SLanes ,on February 16.
On lanes one and two, H.V.
Motors won four games from
the Playgirls. Lynn Lyle was
tops for H. V. Motors with a
176 game 'and a 458 series.
Mary Murray had a 148 game
and Susan Bigelow had a 418
high series for the Playgirls.
On'lares three and four, the
Kats won four games from
Raffields. Jo O'Barr led the
Kats with a 186 high game and
a 523 series. Bertha Clayton
picked up the 4-10 split. Gracie
SSchutz was tops for Raffields
With a 138 high game and a 353
On lanes five and six, St. Joe
Tel. and Tel. won four games
from the Surefoots. Cathy
Blackburn was tops for St. Joe
Tel. & Tel. -with a 181 high
game and 1 452 series. Hanna
Justice led the Surefoots with
a 138 high game and a 361 high
On lanes seven and eight,
Ralph and Henry's and the
Wonder Bar split two games.
Melba Barbee was tops for
Ralph & Henry's with a 165
high game and a 466 high
series. For the Wonder Bar,
Lisa Given had a 175 high
game and Doris Johnson had a
390 high series.
H.V. Motors 69 15
Williams Alley Kats 64 20
St. Joe Tel.&Tel. 59 25
Ralph & Henry's 45 39
Pate's Surefoots 28 56
Raffield's 27 57
Playgirls 25 ,59
Wonder Bar 19 65

The Wednesday night
Ladies League met on Feb-i
ruary 22.
Murphy's won four games
from Container Division on
lanes one and two. Janice
Martina led Murphy's with
170-401. Betty Hardin bowled
f 159-428 for Cont. Div.
On 'lanes three and four,
Pepsi Cola won three games
from Apalach Selects. Kay
Katynsky led Pepsi with 172-

the old law, a worker with 1978*
average earnings of $10,800
would have paid taxes of
$1,201 in 1987 on average
earnings estimated to rise to
$18,600 by that year. Instead,
under the new law, his 1987 tax
will be about $1,311, an in-
crease of only $130 for the year
over,what he would have paid
under the old law. This is
about $2.50 more a week. -
The first year the social
security tax rate will -be
higher under the new law than
under the old is 1979. The'

422. Diane Rogers 145-372 for
On lanes five and six, St. Joe.
SFurn. won four games .from
Renfro- Bertha Clayton led
Furn. with 219-568. Trudy Pate
and Cathy Howell each bowled
a 146 game and Cathy a 403
series for Renfro.'
On lanes seven and.eight,
Fla. Bank won three games
from Bowen's Cow Girls.
Chris Lightfoot bowled 179-441
for Fla. Bank. Ann Till 137-326
for Cow Girls.

St. Joe Furn.
Pepsi Cola
Fla. Bank
Container Div.
Bowen's Cow Girls
Apalach Selects

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amendments raise the 1979 tax.
rate for employers and em-
ployees each to 6.13 percent
from 6.05 percent. The rate
will increase in steps until it
.reaches 7.65 percent in 1990
and after. Under the old law it.
was scheduled to increase to
7.45 percent in 2011 and after.
., Under the new law, as under
the old, the maximum yearly
earnings subject to the social
security tax will rise. The 1979
maximum will be $22,900 in-
stead of $18,900. Additional
increases are scheduled until
the maximum reaches $29,700
Sin 1981 under the new-law,
instead of $21,900 under the old
law. After 1981 the maximum
will increase automatically as
average earnings rise, as it
does now.
The 1978 tax rate will be 6.05
percent, the same as it would
have been under the old law.
A worker who has average
earnings, about $10,000 in 1977,
will pay total social security
taxes of $605 in 1978, the same
amount payable under the old
law. A worker earning. $17,700
or more in 1978 will pay a total
of $1,071 '
Under the old law the self-
employmnent tax rate of 8.10
percent for 1978 was scheduled
to rise to 8.35 percent in 1981.
Under the new law it will be
9 30 percent in 1981. Additional
increases are scheduled until
the rate reaches 10 75 percent
in 1990 and after.
The most important of these
changes the method of calcu-
lating benefits continued in
the 1972 social security
amendments. This change will
have its-greatest impact to-
wards the end ofithis century.

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The Thursday Night Ladies
League met at St Joe Bowling
Lanes for the last night of the
season on February 23.
On lanes one and two, the
Wonder Bar--won four games'
from Raffields. Trudy Pate
was tops for the Wonder Bar
with a 147 high game and a 397
high series Gracis Schutz led
Raffields with a 128 high game
and a 320 high series.
On lanes three and four, St.:
Joe Tel. & Tel. won four.
games from the Playgirls.
Nett Henderson was tops for
St. Joe Tel. & Tel. with a 166
high game and a 435 high
series. Susan Bigelow led the
Playgirls with a 166 high game
and a 400 high series.
On lanes five and six, H.V.
Motors won four games from
Ralph and Henry's with a 159
high game' and a 410 high
On lanes seven and eight,
the Kats won four games from
the Surefoots. Wanda Pate
had a 191 game and Jo O'Barr
had a 455 high series for the
Kats. Hanna Justice was tops
for the Surefoots with a 138
high game and a 365 high
H.V. Motors 73 15
Williams Alley Kats 68 20
St. Joe Tel. & Tel. 63 25
Ralph & Henry's 45 43
Pates Surefoots 28 60
Raffields 27 61
Playgirls 25 63
Wonder Bar 23 65


The new provision ensures
that.wofkers will receive a
stable proportion of their pre-
retiremerit earnings in future
For more information about'

the changes in the social
security law, contact the local
social security office, 30 W.
Government Street; Panama
City The telephone number is
769 4871

March Winds

Offer Hazards

Wind gusts on open high- the effects of cross winds.
ways can cause tricky steer- Likely spots are bridges and
ing and loss of control for heavily wooded areas which
motorists cautioned the often block' cross winds for a
Florida Highway Patrol. short distance and add to the
SColonel Eldri.ge Beach, gusty effect of strong winds.
Colonel Eldrige Beach, Sudden gusts can also be
director of the Patrol said Sudde t an a b
"Gusty winds which can be expected when passing or
: being-passed by large trucks
expected this time of year are or buses. by large trucks
definite traffic hazards watch for potential trouble
Strong gusts of cross winds on for pots and should your vehicle
the open highway can force a spots and should your vehicle
teopen highway can force a be forced off the roadway onto
aeoss the teradway r the shoulder, keep a firm grip
across the center line, es on the steering wheel apply
specially small light-weight the brakes gradually and con-
automobiles, motorcycles and tinue with two wheels on the
mobile home trailers. shoulder until your speed is
Drivers should be alert for reduced Never jerk the wheel
locations along the highway when steering back onto the
which are possible danger highway," concluded Colonel
spots where they might expect Beach.

(I fGulf Count, i

: Sthool Lunch

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Monday, March 6:
Hot dog with bun, French
fries, lima beans, orange
juice, cookie, milk.
Tuesday, March 7
SChili with beans, cabbage
and carrot slaw, chocolate
cake, crackers, milk.
Wednesday, March 8
Barbecue chicken, rice with
gravy, mustard greens, cran-
berry sauce, rolls, milk,
peaches. ''. -
Thursday, March 9
SHoagie sandwich, lettuce
and tomato, whole kernel
corn, fruit pie, milk.
Friday, March 10
Tuna salad on lettuce,
French fries, English peas,
'tomato wedge, bread, rpilk.
Menus are subject to change
due to availability of food.

A specially coated low-
fat grain can be fed to
cows who will produce low-
fat beef and skim milk.


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The Gulf County School
Board met in regular session
on January 3 with the follow-
ing members present: Waylon
Graham, Chairman; _J. K.
Whitfield; Gene Raffield;
Fred Greer, Paul Sewell.
The Superintendent was
The meeting was opened
with the invocation by
Graham, and followed by the
Pledge of Allegiance.
On motion and second,
minutes of December 6, 1977
and December 16, 1977 were
unanimously approved.
The board received bids on a
time deposits the amounts of
$100,000.00 and $100,000.00,
each for (60) days. On motion
and second, all voted yes to
award the highest and best
bids to the Florida First
National Bank dated Decem-'
ber 9, 1977 and the Wewa-
hitchka State Bank dated
December 22, 1977. Copies of
all bids are on file in the
Superintendent's' office.
On motion and second, all
voted YES to grant the re-
quest of Ms. Marjorie White
that her children ride the
school bus from 6th Street.
The board discussed alter-
ing a bus stop at the Mexico
Beach area in order that
students would not have to
cross, Highway 98. On motion
and second, this alteration
was approved.'
On motion and second the
board unanimously approved
the resignation of Henry
Cassini, teacher in the Navy
Junior ROTC Program at Port
St. Joe High School effective
January 1, 1978.
On motion and second the
board unanimously approved
applying for .funds under
Public Law 81-874 where by
the School Board would re-
ceive funds under the Federal
Impact Program for students
who attend Gulf. County
Schools that are militarily
The board received' a re-
quest that Delores Wilkinson
be allowed to attend spring

semester at Gulf Coast Com-
munity College on early ad-
missions basis. On motion and
second, all voted YEA.
The Board discussed the
hospitalization insurance bids.
All bids will be rejected and a
request to re-bid will be

Board members were pre-
sented with a list of board.
meeting dates for 1978.
All members were given
copies of all school budgets.
Payment of bills is recorded
in official board book.

Cloud On Dean's List

Stephen Cloud, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles W. Cloud of
Port St, Joe has been named to
the Dean's List at Mobile
College for the FAll semester
1977. The Dean's list is com-
posed of students who have

attained at least a 3.0 average
while taking a minimum of 15
semester hours.
Mobile College is a four-
year liberal arts college af-
filiated with the Alabama
Baptist State Convention.

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future, we have now made our operation a familyly affair". This will
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