The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: February 24, 1977
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Industry Deep Water Port Fine People Safest Beaches in Florida

15c Per Copy


Florida Power Expanding

Sub-Station, Transmission

Will Double Port St. Joe's Power Supply

A major construction project which
will bring more electric power into Port
St. Joe is currently underway by
Florida Power Corporation, according
to Jim Cox, local manager for FPC.
The project, started in 1974, was
stopped by the Arabian oil embargo
. which triggered a cost crunch with.
utilities throughout the nation.
According to Cox, the project
involves stringing a new transmission
Line which will carry 230 KV into the
City and provide an ample power supply
for current and future expansion.
Presently, the utility has a line which
brings in 69 KV from Apalachicola and
a second transmission line which ties in
with Gulf Power in Panama City and
supplies a source of 115 KV. The new
transmission line originates in Craw-

Cox said the new line, which more
than doubles the power supply to Port
St. Joe, will be completed sometime
late this year. He pointed out that the
new line, while capable of, supplying
more than the city's needs, will not
ward off any future power emergencies
such as occurred in January of. this
year when the hard freeze struck
Florida. "This shortage of power was
caused by not having enough gen-
erating capacity to supply such an
intense demand at one time", Cox said.
This. problem, too, is due some
relief this spring or early summer,
when Florida Power will put its new
nuclear plant on the line, capable of
generating 742,500 KW.
Cox said the company is also

making plans to construct a new
sub-station near Beacon Hill to serve
the Beach area. Cox said the plans will
progress to completion if circum-
stances do not change between now and
the projected starting time of late
summer. "We need the new sub-station
to better serve the Beaches area which
is growing and shows a need for more
electric service", Cox said.
The local manager said the firm is
also trying to convert more and more of
its generating capacity to coal and
nuclear power to save on fuel in short
supply and provide power at less cost.
He said presently the company uses 88
percent oil in its fuel demands and by
the end of this year will use only 48
percent. By the end of this year, their
fuel needs will be met by 28 percent
nuclear fision and 14 percent coal.

City's First Traffic Death In '77

Dies In Cycle Accident

-m 'George Lee Thomas, Jr., 23,
became Port St. Joe's first
traffic death in 1977 when he
....- died Sunday from injuries
S--- sustained in an accident Sat-
i" urday afternoon.
S -- .' -'- According to Assistant Po-
S. lice Chief Roy Robinson,
.. ... Thomas collided with an au-
S-- tomobile driven by Cora Powe'
I.- ..of 249 Avenue E at 4:34

Workmen erectsteel in sub-station expansion program Court Term

Ends with No

Gen. Peterson to Address Chamber Cases Tried

The Port St. Joe Chamber of
Commerce members will
meet Monday night at 8:00
p.m., for their annual dinner,
according to Chamber presi-
dent, Wanda Brown.
The banquet, for all mem-
bers of the organization, will
be held in the Port St. Joe High

Port St. Joe's basketball
Sharks begin the play-off ser-
ies this week which deter-
mines the teams which will go
to the state tournament in
Three area teams, Chatta-
hoochee, Blountstown and-
Port St. -Joe will compete in
the play-off District Tourna-
ment which will be held in
The tournament will begin
Friday night, with the Sharks
drawing a bye in the opening

Road Blocks

to Help with'

Medical Bills
Three road blocks will be
held this Saturday in down-
town Port St. Joe. Monies
collected will be used to
assist in the hospital bills of
Bob Ridgley, who is cur-
rently in the intensive care
unit of Tallahassee Memor-
ial Hospital.
Mr. Ridgley recently un-
derwent open heart sur-
gery Jan. 22, and since then
he has had double pneu-
monia and undergone the
amputation of one foot.
The road blocks, (to be
held at the two traffic lights
on Hwy. 98 and the one on
Reid Ave.), are being
spearheaded by concerned
friends. A special account
has been set up at Florida
First National Bank, and
donations may be made
there. Mr. Ridgley is an
employee of Phillip's "66".

School Commons. Area with
the Lions Club catering the
Guest speaker for this
year's event will be General
Carl D. Peterson, command-
ing officer of Tyndall Air
Force Base. General Peterson
will tell the Chamber mem-

round. Blountstown will meet
Chattahoochee at 7:00 p.m.,
CST on Friday, with the
winner to meet Port St. Joe
Saturday night at the same
time to determine the District
Class AA winner.
The Sharks have won once
and lost twice to the Tigers in
the regular season and have
defeated Chattahoochee in
every meeting with the Yellow
The following week will be
the Regional Tournament.

bers what Tyndall Field and
the new runway means to this
area from a business stand-
point and about the creation of

I,. ,

Gen. Carl D. Peterson

the new Magistrate Court,
along with new regulations of
the installation.
General Peterson is a native
of Minneapolis, Minn. He has
served overseas in England,
Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia
and Vietnam.
He has served at various air
force bases in the States and
as instructor in several
schools operated by the Air
Force. He has held several
commands in his Air Force
A new Board of Directors
will be installed at Monday
night's dinner.
New directors to be installed
include Gerald Sullivan, Jean
Atchison, Willie Ramsey and
Merchant's Association chair-
man, Billy Rich, Jr.
The new directors will serve
along with hold-over directors
Bob Fox, Higdon Swatts,
Wanda Brown, John Miller,
Wendell Whitaker and David

Only one case was thought
to be ready for trial when the
spring term of Circuit Court
opened here in Port St. Joe
Monday morning. Four cases
were pending, with two defen-
dants scheduled to be tried
together and the other two
cases continued until May 2.,
Forest Bordaux Elliott and
Stanley Winfield were to be
tried together on a charge of
Grand Larceny stemming
from the alleged theft of a
After getting ready to try
the case, drawing and seating
the jurors, the case was Nolle
Prossed Tuesday morning and
the defendants released.
The case was to come to
trial Monday morning, but a
key state's witness was un-
available at the time. Prose-
cutor Paul Griffin asked
Judge Smith to continue the
case until the next morning in
an attempt to get the witness
to court. Tuesday, the witness
was. still unavailable causing
the State to ask for the motion
to Nolle Prosse.

Saturday afternoon at the Battle Street. Thomas
intersection of Avenue D and riding a motorcycle.

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Shown is the motorcycle on which George Lee Thom
was riding when he was struck by a car. -Star ph(

Bank Announces Appointment of Six New Officers

Promotions were announced
this week for six employees of
the Florida First National
Bank at Port St. Joe. The
announcement was made by
J. Ted Cannon, President aid
Board Chairman of the bank.
Cannon said the promotions

were made in recognition of
the capabilities and service of
the employees involved and to
re-organize the bank's officer

Glen W. Williams has been
promoted to the office of

Vice-President and Cashier of
the bank. Williams has been
placed in charge of the bank's
internal operations.

Mrs. Verna Smith, a veteran
employee at the bank was
named Vice-President. Mrs.

Smith has been in charge of
the bookkeeping division for
several years.

Three Assistant Vice-Presi-
dents were appointed by Can-
non and the Board of Direc-
tors. They are Verna Burch,

another veteran of the bank;
Charles Measamer and San-
dra Swatts. Both Mrs. Burch
and Measamer have been
working in the loan depart-
ment, while Mrs. Swatts is
employed in the bookkeeping


Mrs. Gwen DeWitt has been
elevated from her record
keeping duties to the position
of Assistant Cashier.

All of the employees have
already assumed their new
duties in the bank's operation.


was Robinson said Thomas was
travelling east on Avenue D
when his cycle struck the left
front fender of the Powe car
which was crossing the Battle
Street intersection. Thomas0 ,
: as thrown for about 30 feet
where he landed on the pave-
Gulf County Volunteer Am-
bulance Squad EMT's arrived
on the scene and tentatively
diagnosed internal injuries, '
head injuries and a broken ,
right arm. Thomas was taken ,
to Municipal Hospital, then '
transferred to Bay Medical-
Center in serious condition. He
died the next day as a result of :
the injuries.
Robinson said the accident
is still under investigation and
that no charges will be filed
until the investigation is com-
plete, probably later in the :
Robinson was assisted in his
investigation of the accident
by Patrolmen Bob Lightfoot
and Oscar Jones.

Funeral services for George
Thomas will be held this
afternoon at 2:00 p.m., from' :
Zion Fair Baptist Church with
Comforter Funeral Home in
He is survived by his wife,
Shirley J. Thomas; two sons,
Arcolia and George Lee, III;
parents, Mr: and Mrs. George
Lee Thomas, Sr.; two sisters,
Mrs. Charlene Fontain and
Mrs. Toni M. Dixon; four
brothers, Tommy W., Terry
D., Dennis T. and Gary C.
Thomas and his grandmother,
Mrs. Charlie Mae King.
Interment will be in Forest
ots Hill Cemetery.

City Crews

In Spring

It was spring round-up
time for real for City
employees yesterday mor-
ning, as the entire crew
was occupied trying to
catch a horse which didn't
want to be caught.
A horse, which belonged
to Peggy McFarland wan-
dered into the paper mill
area and led the prospec-
tive horse wranglers a
merry chase up and down
the AN railroad tracks for
a good while Wednesday
morning before he was
ever brought to bridle.
Nobody could ever figure
out what this particular
horse found so fascinating
about the paper mill or the
railroad, but it seemed
determined to stay in the
vicinity. Possibly it spied a
cute donkey engine some-
where nearby.


Sharks Make District

Tourney Debut Saturday

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 1977

Published Every Thlturdy at 306 WI
By The Star Pub
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"-. Three energy experts predicted
1ist week that America is going to
,,.-_ave to change its life-style. They
predictedd homes heated to 65 de-
: agrees would be a luxury, people
Should have to live in smaller houses
Sor apartments, travelling would be
Sat a premium, smaller bathtubs and
Sa severe cut-back on energy use.
In short, the future life-style
E described by these experts would be
similar to what it was before the
Turn of the century when people
rarely travelled more than a few
Smiles a year, wood heaters, fire-
5 places and an occasional heater
5 kept one spot in the house warm
Z while the rest was cold. Kerosene
Stamps furnished a sparse light and
: Ethe bathtub was a wash tub behind
Sthe kitchen stove at night.
S In short, these professors pre-
i dict that ur life-style.,will be worse
: .than that-off.the present emerging
nations, who are desperately trying
Sto catch up to ours.
S We think the predictions are far
too gloomy, even if our sources of
energy do not change during the
S:next 50 to 75 years. While we can see
some need for changes, we see no
Need for such a bleak future as these
: en paint.

SDecision N

S The decision of our local physi-
cians to resign from the Emergency
SRoom of Municipal Hospital didn't
Sgo over too well with the people,
From what we have heard during the
S past few days. To say the decision
-::was unpopular is to put it mildly.
S We can't say we like it either,
S-but a man knows what he can do and
Shouldn't try to do more than he can
Comfortably accomplish. No man or
S woman operates or performs well
when he is tired, ill or hurting. We
g want the physician treating us to be
a.able to perform at his best.
-. This isn't to say we approve of
*r their decision. We don't. However,
. we can't sit in judgment of the
. doctorss and their: capabilities.
The only thing which bothers us
Si 1he possibility that the Emergency



0Eounty Me

S iThere is a possibility the settlement and fr
e'unty Commission could and Mosquito Cot
4ave accomplished something ees who wanted a
sl its regular meeting Tues- of their sick pay

~aiy night, but conversation ISLAND
gind activities by the audience Residents of I
kept them from doing so. In land, a subdivisi
9 one of the most loosely run city limits of '
Meetings in months, the Board wanted a street p
Ssat in session for five and a too slick to drive
Half hours, with only a few rainy weather.
accomplishments to show for land is a subdivis
S their labors. been settled in I
he two major points of years and is gro
controversy and confusion dents.
S.were requests from residents Charles Harris
'-if'Red Bull Island for paving as spokesman f(
on a major road serving the and was aided by

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word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
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We have faith in our technolo-
gists. We must remember that an
automobile hadn't been heard of at
the turn of the century. The gasoline
engine was a novelty and certainly
not a source of travel or very much
usefulness in other applications
either. Electricity was a luxury,
central heat was only the possession
of the very rich and even a modern
space heater, whether it be oil, gas
or electric, was unheard of.
What we are trying to say is,
that our technicians brought us from
this bleak existence in the past to
our present opulence and we see no
reason why they cannot again come
up with applications of materials not
now known or develop little-used
technology to even better our life-
America is a nation where every
scientist available is constantly
searching for a better mousetrap
;nd they usually find it.
We look to the future with
confidence, confident that scientific
technology will make as many
improvements in our mode of living
as it has in the past 50 years. For
those of us who have been here for
those 50 years, we can testify that
the changes have been considerable.

ot Popular

Room at the hospital may have to be
closed. Of course, it isn't used all
that much, but when a person needs
emergency medical treatment it's
nice to have a place to go, nearby, to
get the treatment.
While the Hospital Board an-
nounced the Emergency Room at
the hospital would be closed on April
1, that's the worst which can happen.
The Board has said they will be
working constantly between now
and then to come up with a solution
which the people can afford and
which will keep the ER open and
functioning. There is a great possi-
bility the ER will be closed tempo-
rarily, but even then, every effort
will be made to re-open it as soon as
possible, staffed with competent
medical personnel.

Reigns at


om the Road
ntrol employ-
Red Bull Is-
on inside the
aved which is
ve on during
Red Bull Is-
ion which has
the past two
wing in resi-

;, who acted
or the group
a half dozen

others asked the County to
re-arrange its paving priori-
ties to move the road closer to
the top of the paving list. Since
the Island is only recently
settled and since the road
paving programs are set up in
five year increments, the Is-
land road is naturally not very
close to the top of the list.
Chairman Everett Owens
finally told the Island citizens
that their subdivision was
located inside the City of
Wewahitchka and any re-
quests would have to come
from them. Presumably any
changes in paving priorities


would have to be made inside
the City of Wewahitchka also,
which is due no more paving
for two or three years, after
the current fiscal year.
Wewahitchka's Mayor, Ed
Bandjough, who was present
at the meeting said his City
Commission would be meeting
Thursday night to re-align
their paving priorities to be
presented to the county prior
to the March 4 meeting with
the State Department of
Transportation. He said the
Commission would discuss the
Island problem at that time.
Employees of the Road De-
partment and Mosquito Con-
trol were at the meeting in
force Tuesday night, wanting
changes and clarification of
the sick leave rights.
The term "sick leave" was
recently changed to "annual
leave" and there was some
confusion about the rights of
the employee.
Presently, employees of
both departments earn one
half day a month in sick leave
(or annual leave) and can
accumulate up to 12 days.
From the confusion of the
presentation by the em-
ployees, it seemed they want-
ed to revert back to the term
"sick leave" and get credit for
one day a month with no limit
to the time they could build up.
Commissioner Leo Kennedy
made a motion to give them
this and also pay any retired
employee one quarter day's
pay for each day sick leave he
had accumulated upon his
retirement. Kennedy's motion
died for lack of a second.
Commissioner Jimmy.
Gortman. then suggested the
Commission study the situa-
tion and request until the next
meeting and give a definite
answer and policy at that
time. Gortman's suggestion
was agreed to by the Board
with the decision to be made in
a special meeting already
called for on Friday, March 4.
Major Tom Garrison had
been called to the meeting to
discuss several problems, but
could offer a definite solution
to only one of them.
The Board, especially
Commissioner Gortman has
been concerned, with the safe-
ty and numbers of fishermen


The Gulf County Recreation
Department sponsored a
seventh and eighth grade Bas-
ketball Tournament in the
Port St. Joe Elementary
gymnasium February 10-17
The eventual winners, the
Bruins, came out of the loser's
bracket to win the tourna-



The body of Aubrey Glass,
age 57, of Wewahitchka, was
pulled from the waters of the
Chipola River by searchers, a
victim of drowning.
According to Gulf County
Sheriff Ken Murphy, Glass
was fishing in front of his
home Tuesday afternoon,
when his wife saw him fall out
of the boat, flounder around in
the water. She went for help
and when she returned, he had
Search operations were
started Tuesday afternoon
and continued on until dark
with no success. The search
team resumed its efforts early
Wednesday morning and
found Glass' body at 11:30
Wednesday morning, about
100 yards down stream from
where he had disappeared,
lodged in some bushes, about
six inches under the water.
The search operation was
carried out by the Sheriff's
Department aided by the
Sheriff's Auxiliary, Civil De-
fense, the Florida, Marine
Patrol and the Game and
Fresh Water Fish Depart-
Funeral arrangements will
be announced later by Com-
forter Funeral Home.

Film Shown to

Rotary Club
The story of Social Security
was shown to the Rotary Club
at its meeting last Thursday,
in a film which related the
story of the retirement pro-
gram from its inception in 1935
to the present day and the
programs it has to offer to
people covered under the plan.
The narrator stated that
Social Security came into
being as the people began to
move from the farms to the
cities in great numbers.
Social Security came out of
the depression and paid its
first benefits in 1940.
Guests of the club were
Keyettes Sandra D-ixonc and
Phyllis Willis and'Dr. Richard
Morley of Beacoi Hill. ,'-

Then, after this happens, we see the DER
stepping back in and forcing the county to put Everybody these days is poking fun at those
"Green Boxes" throughout the county for people who marvel at the food and talk of the South. Just
to dump their garbage in. This will put the you wait until they get a taste of that hoe-cake,
county in the collection business to empty the boiled peanuts, fried chicken, turnip greens
boxes each day and haul the refuse to the one buttered grits, okra and black eye peas. After
approved land fill, which happens to be at this happens you will really see an emergency.
Buckhorn in the extreme north end of the county. We can see where there will not be enough of this
More expense. traditional Southern fare for us Southerners.
All of these-things seem to have happened That will probably be the spark which lets
after the reapportionment of the Legislature,.,. off another Civil War. ,,.. ,, ^

crowding around the draw-
down drain at the Dead Lakes.
"It's a dangerous situation",
Gortman said, "with people
fighting, littering, shooting
and falling into the water", he
Major Garrison answered
that .people get excited and
tense anywhere there is game
congregating "and that's a
fine place to fish", Garrison
said..He pointed out that his
group could do nothing under
existing laws except police the
anti-littering law more dili-
gently and keep a closer check
on limit violations.
The Board asked him to do
that and aid Representative
William J. Rish in securing
financing for a cat-walk at the
site as well as on the Dead
Lakes bridge. Garrison said
he would do so.
It also seems that beavers
have infested the county and
are giving problems at cul-
verts, drain ditches and in
Garrison said that while
Florida has a no trap law, he
can give permission in special
cases for a person to set out 25
traps to catch beavers where
they are a nuisance. "I have
even given authority in iso-
lated cases for certain persons
to use lights and shotguns to
hunt them at night", Garrison
The third problem was that
the Commission wanted Gar-
rison's help in opening up the
ends of Virginia Cut and
Corley Slough on the Apalachi-
cola River. The creeks were
stopped up by the Corps of
Engineers in their river work
and do not flow freely any
Garrison said he would urge
the Corps to re-open the
,sloughs in question.
The Board also received
four bids on furniture and
fixtures for the new Port St.
Joe library.
Chairman Owens gave the
bids, which were listed by
item, to District Librarian
Mrs. Jane Patton, Bill Sim-
mons, chairman of Port St.
Joe's ad hoc library planning
board and Tommy Pitts, Mos-
quito Control supervisor for
tabulating and a recommen-
dation as to which was the
lowest and best bid.

The winning team consisted
of Darren Garland, Alan Sisk
Beaman, Melvin Martin, Lar-
ry McClamma, Eugene Raf-
field and Gilbert Givens (not
The Wildcats, runner-up
members, were: Otis' Stall-

worth, Olie Wayne Rhames,
Melvin Riley, Jefferey Harris,
Stephen Trammell, Darriell
Givens, Craig Hamm (not pic-
tured) and Billie Merchant
(not pictured).
Larry McClamma was
selected as the tournament's
Most Valuable Player.

Wow! Gulf County faces an expenditure of
from $250,000 to $500,000 to install a system
to handle our garbage. The Department of
Environmental Protection says we can no longer
bury it in the ground where we now bury it,
because the water table is too high and pollutants
from the decaying garbage will get in the
underground water supply.
Do you know how much money that is?
That's more than half the tax dollars the County
Tax Collector bills out each year. Of course, this
will be a one-time expenditure, but it is still
sizeable for a county the size'of Gulf.
It's no consolation to know that we are not
the only county in this position. The fact that
nearly every other county in the state is faced
with the same problem will only serve to make
the machinery to do the necessary job higher in
price because of the intense demand. Larger
counties may have pollution from garbage, but
we fail to see the need for such expensive
services in small counties such as ours.
John Williams, the representative of DER
who came bearing the sad news to us, claims we
will be able to operate our garbage collection and
disposal system cheaper once the required
system is installed. We can see that, since there
won't be as much garbage to handle.
Now, there are several land fills located
conveniently throughout the county. If the DER
forces its mandate, we can see only one pit
operating and the only other garbage collection
here in the City of Port St. Joe, with the outlying
areas adding to an already vexing problem of
dumping their garbage on just any vacant
property they happen to come to.
We believe the garbage situation will be
worsened rather than helped.



Recreation Cage Winners

placing the voting strength of that body in the
hands of the large counties with the little.
counties left little more than a whisper in our
state law-making body.

The Sumter County Times, down in Bush-
nell, published this article on its editorial page
recently. We thought you might enjoy reading it.
"The other night I was listening to Walter
Cronkite and the News and, as was usual for the
past several days, different ones were taking
pot-shots at the country-southern President
Carter, you know, sparring around, tongue-in-
cheek, straight-faced. Then the newsmen left
Carter and, as if loath to leave the subject, they
started talking about the South in general.
"Now the South has been included in the
United States for some time and doesn't qualify
for the new kid in town but they've just
discovered us and for pure old news fodder, I
think we're going to equal Watergate.
"They couldn't get over how solicitous the
gas station attendants were ("Back up suh 'n
let me check your tires") about the gourmet
food in the South ... (Fried chicken, okra, grits .
. can you imagine when they find out about
boiled peanuts and pilau, that is, per-low, why
they'll probably put out a special news cast!)
"And then it hit me. I laughed and laughed -
'scuse me, I mean, laffed and laffed. Hey, folks,
we're famous! Southernism has become a
national sensation. If you eat grits and turnip
greens, if you take your shoes off when you get
home, if you go fishing if you say "ya'll" or
"howdy", if you're a Southerner you're the
object of national amazement.
"Watch the news and see what fascinating
things they'll discover about us next!
'Bye ya'll gotta go now an' stir up my


SLast Rites Held Thursday

for Richard H. McIntosh

Funeral services for
Richard H. (Dick) McIntosh,
age 89, of Port St. Joe, were
held Thursday afternoon at
2:00 p.m. in the St. James
Episcopal Church of Port St.
Joe, with Rev. Sidney Ellis,
officiating. Interment was in
the Holly Hill Cemetery.
Mr. McIntosh, a native of
Marietta, Ga., had been' a
resident of Port St. Joe for the
past 20 years. He was a
director of. Florida First
National Bank at Port St. Joe,
a member of and past Vestery-
man of St. James Episcopal
Church. Prior to coming to
Port St. Joe, he was widely
known as General Manager of
the Alabama State Fair
Authority in Birmingham,
Alabama and a 40 year mem-
ber and past President of the
International Association of
Fairs and Exhibitors. He was
also a veteran of Word War I.
Memorials may be sent to
the St. James Episcopal
Church of Port St. Joe.
He is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Sara McIntosh of Port St.
Joe; a daughter, Mrs. Frank
S. White of Birmingham, Ala.;
a granddaughter, Mrs.
Howard Cater of Birming-
ham, Ala. and three great

Active pallbearers were: J.
Lamar Miller, Roy Gibson,
Tom Coldewey, Dr. Robert
King, Gannon Buzzett and
Billy Joe Rish.
Honarary pallbearers are
Vesterymen of St. James
Episcopal i Church and
Edward Ball, Glenn Williams,
Jake Belin, Robert Fox,
Charles Brock, Robert King,
Bill Alstaetter, Henry Camp-
bell, Jack Hammock, Ted
Cannon, Frank Hannon, Dave
May, Cecil Costin, Sr., Ashley
Costin, Jimmy Costin, Walter
Dodson, Welton Roche, Dr.

Wayne Hendrix, George Core,
Sam Beachum, Ferrell Allen,
Wayne Ashley, Glen Holly,
Walter Duren, Lamar Hardy,
Bob Faliski, Charles Wall,
John Howard, Ken Bateman,
Robert Nedley, George Tnp-
per, Ed Nelson, Tom Mosely,
Tom Parker, Jr., Bill Quarles,
Sr., Wesley Ramsey, Fred
Witten, Billy Rich, Silas R.
Stone, Richard Toney, Charles
Weber and Winston Wells.
All services were under the
direction of St. Clair Funeral

Mrs. Alma King, 47,

Taken by Death Feb. 14

Mrs. Alma King, 47, a resi-
dent of Port St. Joe, died
Monday, February 14,.at Bay
Memorial Medical Center.
Mrs. King had been a resident
of Port St. Joe for the past 50
years, and was a member of
the New Bethel AME Church.
Survivors include: one son,
Felton Lewis; three grand-
children and six great grand-
children, all of Port St. Joe.
Funeral services were held
Sunday, Feb. 20, at 2:00 p.m.

at the New Bethel A.M.E.
Church with the Elder White
officiating. Interment follow-
ed in the family plot of Forest
Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Fun-
eral Home of Port St. Joe.

Butter can be kept frozen up
to a month.

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, FEB. 24. 1977

Motorists Urged

to be Aware

of Pedestrians

Every motorist should be
acutely aware of the pedes-
trian who uses a white cane
remembering that the sounds
of traffic are the only cues the
visually handicapped pede-
strian has said the Florida
Highway Patrol recently.
"With approximately 30,000
legally blind citizens in Flor-
ida, drivers must be constant-
ly alert for blind pedestrians.
Although many visually han-.
dicapped persons have learn-
ed to use the cane to be a safe
traveler, they need the cooper-
ation of others," said Colo-
nel Eldrige Beach, director of
the Florida Highway Patrol.
According to Florida sta-
tutes, a white, red tipped cane.
signifies a person is legally,
blind. Any motorist approach-
ing a blind person with such a
cane is required to take all
necessary precautions to,
avoid injury to the blind:
Some ways motorists can.
help make traveling safer for
the blind are:
-Always check both direc-
tions for pedestrians and ve-
hicle traffic before backing
out of driveways or leaving

parking spaces.
-Be sure to pull up to but
not over the crosswalk lines.
-Yield the right-of-way to
all pedestrians.
Anyone assisting a blind
pedestrian across the street
should let him hold their elbow
and walk at a normal pace.
Colonel Beach concluded by
saying, "Drivers need to be
aware of the white cane as an
-instrument of safety an self-
help for the blind and give the
visually handicapped the
respect and consideration
they deserve."

Capt. Chester Takes Officer Course

Army Reserve Captain Ben-
nie Chester; Jr., of Titusville,
recently completed the com-
mand and general staff offi-
cer course, nonresident-resi-
dent, at the U. S. Army Com-
mand and General Staff Col-
lege (CGSC), Ft. Leaven-
worth, Kan.
The graduates complete the
first half of the course by
correspondence or through the
U. S. Army Reserve School
attendance. They then attend
a period of resident instruc-
tion at the CGSC.
The course is designed to
prepare selected officers for
high positions at division and
command levels.
Capt-. Chester was commis-
sioned through the Reserve
Officers' Training Corps pro-

Church Softball Class to Hold

League Forming
There will be an organiza-
tional meeting for the pur-
pose of forming this year's
church softball league. All
persons who are interested
are urged to ineet with the
Recreation Director, John
Clenney, in the recreation
office upstairs in City Hall at
seven p.m. Friday, Feb. 25.
At this time officers for the
league will be elected.

Rummage Sale
The Junior Class of Port St.
Joe High School will be con-
ducting a Rummage Sale on
Saturday, March 12. Anyone
interested in donating any
items to the Class are urged to
call Judy Williams, Minnie
Likely or Alice Machen.
Proceeds obtained from the
sale will help finance Junior
Class activities.

gram at Florida Agricultural
and Mechanical College in
Tallahassee, where he re-
ceived his B. S. degree in 1964.

wood Drive, Titusville.
His mother, Mrs. Ernestine
P. Chester, lives at 185 Avenue
B, Port St. Joe.

Capt. Chester and his wife, His father lives at 2066
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PAGE FOUR THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 1977

Rep. Rish Addresses DAR;


: The February meeting of
tie Saint Joseph Bay Chapter
S the Daughters of the Ameri-
can Revolution was held in the
Ijrt St. Joe Garden Center,
Wednesday, February 16, at
S The meeting was presided
Oer by Mrs. Thomas A.
wens, Vice Regent in the
absence of the Regent, Mrs.
P'aul S. Fensom. The DAR
itual was led by Mrs. George
r' Suber, and the pledge of
alegiance to the flag of the
unitedd States by Mrs. W. B..
Simmons, Jr. There were 15
members present and two
6ests-Mrs. James T. Mc-
Sieill and the Honorable Wil-

Ibout Constitution

liam J. Rish, member of the
State of Florida House of Rep-
Since Febrtiary is American
History Month, the Society
was very fortunate to have
Mr. Rish address them on
"Our Constitution, A Land-
mark to Preserve, Protect and
Defend". This carried out the
national theme of the NSDAR
for 1976-1977 -"Remove not
the ancient landmark which
thy fathers have set".-Pro-
verbs 22:28.
Mrs. Ralph A. Swatts intro-
duced the speaker, Mr. Rish,
who pointed out that the
Constitution was written by
our forefathers to unite a

country just emerging from a
Revolution and divided into 13
states with their own laws and
customs, and form one
government for their mutual
advantage and protection.
The Constitution has sur-
vived the ravages of wars,
depressions, domestic up-
heavals, and corrupt politi-
cians, and it is up to us to
preserve it, and it has pre-
served us, to protect it as it
has protected us, and to de-
fend it as it has defended us.
Mrs. Nobie H. Stone gave
the National Defense report
and quoted from an article by
Lt. Gen. Willard Pearson,
USA (Ret.), Superintendent of
Valley Forge Military Aca-

demy, on 'Valley Forge-
Then and Now", wherein he
said that "Now, as of then, we
need the same spirit, the
steadfastness of purpose and
perseverance that triumphed
at Valley Forge nearly 200
years ago-it is what a nation
has in its heart, its spirit,
rather than in its hands, which
makes it strong".
Mr. Rish was presented a
flag of the United States of
America by the membership.
A delicious lunch was
served by the members of the
Port St. Joe Garden Club and
following a short business
session, the meeting was ad-

Mrs. Ralph Swatts, Sr. presents gift to Billy Joe Rish. Looking on is Mrs. Tom Owens.

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Mission Group II of the
i; United Methodist Women met
Tuesday, February 15, at 7:30
p.m. in the home of Mrs.
Kennedy Herring, with the
chairman, Mrs. Pruvis
Howell, presiding.
Mrs. Howell opened the
meeting with prayer, then
conducted a business session
during, which reports were
given, and projects discussed
for the year. The program was
presented by Mrs. Nobie
Stone entitled "Are You Boxed
In?", using scripture taken
from Isaiah and Romans. She
closed with prayer.
Mrs. Herring served re-
freshments to the 12 members
and three visitors present.
The next meeting in March
will be held in the home of
Mrs. Purvis Howell, at 101
Allen Memorial Way.

Mrs. George Cooper signs the guest book as Larry Anchors, Miss Childers, Janet Anderson and Myrtle Childers look on.

Miss Childers Honored with Tea

On Thursday, February 17
Miss Becky Childers, bride-
elect of George Caleel, was
honored with a tea at St.
James Episcopal Parish
House. Miss Childers was
lovely in a fushia street length
dress, complemented with an
orchid presented to her by the
hostesses. She and her

mother, Mrs. Ronald Childers,
greeted approximately 75
guests, as they arrived.
The refreshment table,
which featured the bride's
chosen colors of red and white,
was centered with tulips, frost
carnations and pom-poms in-
terspersed with jade, ar-
ranged in a silver and crystal

epergne, the hostesses' gift to
the honoree. The table from
which spiced tea and cran-
berry punch were served was
accented with a silver basket
filled with red and white
camellias. Guests were served
miniature sandwiches, mints,

nuts, a variety of dainty
cookies and other confections.
Hostesses for'the occasion
were: Jean Atchison, Larry
Anchors, Janet Anderson,
Elizabeth Thompson, Gay
Weeks, Jacque Price and Sara

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



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


Drive-In Prescription WindoW
Phone 227-5111

Miss Gertrude Boyer was
hostess to Mission Group II of'
United Methodist Women on
Monday. Refreshments were
served to the 12 members
prior to the meeting.
Mrs. Chauncey Costin,
Chairman, called the meeting
to order and Mrs. Nobie Stone
opened the meeting with
Committee reports were
given and there was a discus-
sion of the projects for Mission
Mrs. Stone presented the
program in the form of a skit
with members participating.
The theme "Service and Res-
ponsibility" was presented as



Recently members of Girl
Scout Troop 248 celebrated the
troop's birthday with a skat-
ing party at Silver Circle
Skating Rink in Panama City.
Girl Scouts and their guests
attending were: Cynthia Mil-
ler, Cathy Rish, Becky Ken-
nedy, Cynthia Rogers, Lynn
Stephens, Gaynell Stephens,
Kim Dupree, Holly Graham,
Shirley Ford, Stacy Barbee,
Lisa Porter, Lori Ray, Tommy
Harper and Sharon Miller.
The girls were chaperoned by
Mrs. Bunny Miller, troop lead-
er, Mr. Stephens and Mamie
Lou Harper.

it applies to each individual to
cheerfully and responsibly
perform his service, so that no
one person feels the resporlsi-
bility to perform all services,
and concluded with the
thought: Imagine a world
where every person asks for
an opportunity to serve and
never makes excuses."
Mrs. Costin invited the
group to meet with her for the
March meeting.

Gospel Sing
at White City
A gospel sing will be held at
the White City Assembly of
God Church this Friday night,
February 25, at 7 :45. Paul
Davis and the Representa-
tives will be featured singers.
Rev. Bobby Taylor, pastor,
extends an invitation to every-
one to attend.

Mr. and Mrs. John S. White
of Caryville, are proud to
announce the birth of their
son, Clinton Durrell, born
February 15, weighing eight
pounds, four ounces.
Proud grandparents are Mr.
and Mrs. John M. White, Mrs.
Jonnia S. Harvell, and the
Late W. D. Sykes, all of Port
St. Joe.

Say You Saw
In The Star


Mrs. Harrison Gives Tips On Violets


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Potted Plants

Hanging Baskets
Fresh Flowers



SSugar Plum Tree
*19 Reid Ave. Phone 229-6010

The Port St. Joe Garden
Club met recently at the
Garden Center located on
Eighth St.
Mary Harrison presented an
interesting and informative
program on "The Care and
Growing of African Violets".
Topics included in the pro-
gram were the proper light-
ing, soil requirements, mois-
ture needs, propagation of,
and the exhibiting of African
violets in shows. She brought
several varieties demonstrat-
ing the versatility of the

After the program, Elaine
Jackson, president, presided
over a short business meeting.
Hostesses for the occasion
were Mrs. George Suber and
Mrs. Nobie Stone.
The next meeting of the club
will be on.Thursday, March 10,
at the Center. Jo Arbogast and
Helen Baldwin will present a
program on spring flower ar-
rangements from your yard,
which should be very interest-
ing. Ladies of the commun-
ity are invited to attend.
Mrs. Harrison is shown
with some varieties of violets.


Corner Third Street and Baltzell Avenue
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Sunday School ...................... 9:45 A.M.
Morning Worship Ser~vice ........... 11:00 A.M.
Church Training ................. ... 6:30 P.M.
Evening Worship Service ............ 7:30 P.M.
Prayer Meeting (Wed.) ................ 7:00 P.M.
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Miss Boyer Hosts

Mission Group II

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employees of Florida First National Bank.
While the girls opened their gifts, cake and
punch were served.
The two honored mothers-to-be are shown
as they look at the large array of gifts they

Mrs. Fred Walton was sur- Avaryee Martin. Mrs. Walton
M arks 80 praised Monday, when mem- was celebrating her eightieth
Ma 0 bers of her Sunday School year.
Y ea s class at Long Avenue Baptist In the photo, Mrs. Avaryee
YearS Church, gave her a birthday Martin presents a slice of cake
party in the home of Mrs. to Mrs. Walton, seated.



The Guidance Clinic of Port
'St. Joe High School wishes to
notify parents concerning pro-
spective colleges,
In the Spring many Seniors
and their parents receive in-
formation concerning col-
leges and career training
schools. The majority of these
schools are legitimate and
have a good reputation. How-
ever, parents are urged to
carefully check the creden-
tials and reputation of schools
before signing a contract or
admission agreement.

Fire Ant


by Cubie Laird
Gulf County Extension Agent
The Environmental Pro-
tection Agency is allowing
treatment of land with Mirex
for the imported fire ants in
coastal counties by aerial
treatment. However counties
with a 12 mile zone parallel to
the coast, or any inlets there-
from, are excluded from
aerial treatment.
. The following counties
(which include Gulf) are af-
fected by the 12 mile zone, and
treatment cannot be made
within these counties: Bay,
Brevard, Franklin,.Gulf, Lee,
Pinellas, Sarasota and Wakul-



A Spring Fashion Show and
Luncheon will be held on
Wednesday, March 23, at 12:30
p.m. in the Social Hall of the
First United Methodist
Fashions, lunch, music and
entertainment are planned
and sponsored by the Metho-
dist Women, with the coopera-
tion of Boyles' Department
Store and Costin's Depart-
fifent Store.
Tickets are $3.50 and may be
obtained from any of the
women of the Methodist
Church or by calling 229-4171
or 227-5491.
The Methodist Women hope
that everyone will come to this
festive event and welcome
Spring by lunching with
friends and seeing the latest



The St. Joseph Historical
Society will hold its annual
dinner meeting in the Port St.
Joe Garden Club Center Feb-
ruary 26, at 7:30 p.m.
An interesting evening is
planned for the occasion. The
highlight of the meeting will
be an address by W. Robert
Williams, Director of Florida
Archives, Tallahassee. Mr.
Williams is a native of Grace-
ville, former business man,
member of the Florida House
of Representatives and Sen-
ate. He is a member of several
professional organizations
and immediate past president
of the National Association of
State Archives and Records.
Mr. Williams will be intro-
duced by State Rep. William
J. Rish. All members and
invited guests are urged to
attend this important meet-

Kenneth Herring, Principal
of Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High
School asks that anyone need-
ing to visit the high school for
any reason must check in at
the front office and get a pass.
This is not to discourage
visitors but to eliminate un-
necessary visiting during
school hours.
Mr. Herring would appre-
ciate your cooperation in this

have a
nice weekend...

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 1977 PAGE FIVE,

Mexico Beach Chamber Plans Film Showing

Films are to be presented to
the residents and visitors of
Mexico Beach, under the aus-
pices of the Bay County Lib-
rary, Northwest Regional Lib-
rary System, without charge.
"The Fabulous Florida
Keys" will take you on the
"Overseas Highway to the
southermost city of the con-
tinental U.S:' when driving
'over the seven-mile bridge
with the Atlantic Ocean on one
side and the Gulf on the
other. ." For 21 minutes you
will be fascinated by many

attractions shown, including
the sportfishing, culture and
charm of this area.
"St. Vincent, the Island, the
Dream, the Man" depicts the
national wildlife refuge in the
Apalachicola Bay area. The
'unspoiled wilderness, rare
sights and sounds at St. Vin-
cent Island' will hold your
attention for another 14
Remember the time and
date: come to the Chamber of
Commerce Building, Monday,

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PAGE SIX THE STAR, Port St. Joe. Fla. THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 1977

Gulf Coast Sets Series

James Williams Dies In Accident

Committee Supervisor Are of career Seminars
Dr. J. J. Hollomon, a local Career Lab, the
obstetrician,.will be the first in attempt to conduct
Sf a series of guest speakers to on a particular
Conduct career seminars at each week.
-. *Glt-f C1oast nrnmrnlnitv Col-

Recently a committee was
elected to assist in the
e, managementt and direction of
ehe recently completed Wash-
hagton Recreation Center
Complex. The members were
elected in a special election
asy citizens of North Port St.
: .Elected to serve on the
'committee were Nathan
Peters, Jr., Calvin Pryor,

Samuel Stallworth, Phyllis
Willis and Willie Otis Smith.
Selected to serve as alternates
were Clarence Monette, Eli-
jah Smiley, Reverend Stall-
worth, Thelma Lewis and L.
C. Clark.
Officers elected by the
committee were: Nathan
Peters, Jr., President; Calvin
Pryor, Vice President; and
Phyllis Willis, Secretary -
There will be a meeting
March 14 at the Washington
Recreation Center office room
for the purpose of constructing
a Constitution and By-laws

for the Center. All officers and
committee members are
urged to be present.
The election of the com-
mittee was conducted by the
Gulf County Recreation De-
partment. The Washington
Recreation Center will be run
under the direction of the Gulf
County Recreation Depart-
ment with the assistance of
the North Port St. Joe Citi-
zens Committee.
Willie James Robinson was
appointed to the position of
Recreation Supervisor of the
Center, after consideration of
all applicants.

Dr. Hollomon, will speak
March 7 on career oppor-
tunities in the medical field
from 7-8 p.m. in the Career
Lab of the Learning Resource
Marvin Urquhart, a local
attorney, will follow Hollo-
mon. He will speak March 11
from 10-11 a.m. on law related
Both seminars are open to
the public.
Additional seminars are
scheduled for the remainder
of the year. According to Dean
Catherine Nix, director of the

college will
ct a seminar
career field

"We would also like t;
remind everyone that the
career lab is open each week-
day from 8-4 CST and we have
on hand all sorts of informa-
tion on hundreds of career
fields," said Nix.
Among the materials avail-
able in the Career Lab are
vocational biographies, .occu-
pational guidance maga-
zines, filmstrips, videotapes
and books on career fields.
The lab also has recently
.received 50 cassette tapes
where people working in vari-
ous career fields discuss their-

James Williams, 54, a resi-
dent of Port St. Joe, was killed
in an automobile accident
Friday, February 11 at
Quincy. Mr. Williams, a long
time resident of Port St. Joe,
was an employee of St. Joe
Paper Co.
Survivors include: his wife,
Mrs. Rosa Lee Williams; four
step-daughters, Mrs. Diane
Julius, Mrs. Patricia Ann
Brown, Mrs. Rebecca Dixon,
all of Port St. Joe, and Mrs.
Rosina Pittman of Tampa;
one step-son, Ben Pace, Jr. of
Port St. Joe; 12 grandchil-
dren; six brothers, Patty Byrd
of Apalachicola, David Byrd
of New Jersey, Zyon Byrd of
New York, Nathaniel Byrd of
Texas, Evan Byrd of Fernan-
dina Beach and Lee Byrd of
Jacksonville; one sister, Miss
Willie Belle Byrd of Fernan-
dina Beach.

Funeral services were held
at 2:00 p.m. last Friday, Feb-
ruary 18, at The First Born
Church, with Elder Dixon
officiating. Interment follow-

ed in the family plot of Forest
Hill Cemetery.
All services were dnder the
direction of Comforter Fun-
eral Home. -

Funeral Services Held Sunday

for Father of Mrs. Hazel Sims

William Chesley Gay, 77, of
Rt. 1, Kinard, died Friday,
February 18 at his home after
a lengthy illness. Mr. Gay was
a farmer and a member of the
Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Minnie, Lea Gay of
Kinard; five daughters, Ar-
lene Jones of Climax, Ga.,
Nettie Wood of Blountstown,
Elvia French of Panama City,
Hazel Sims of Port St. Joe and
Juanita Sullivan of Tallahas-
see; three brothers, Sam Gay

of Altha, Tobe Gay of Wewa-
hitchka, Harry Gay of Pensa-
cola; four sisters, Florence
Pitts of Frink, Estelle Temple
of Blountstown, Allive Gay of
*Blountstown, Lola Gay of
Altha; 17 grandchildren and 40
great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
Sunday, February 20 at 3:30
p.m., from the Martin Funeral
Home Chapel, Blountstown,
with Rev. Claude McGill offi-
ciating. Interment was- in
Clarksville Cemetery,


SLegal Ads
Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
S countyy, Florida, at their regular meet-
.i;-a'g on March 22, 1977, at 7:00 P.M.,
E.S.T., at the County Commissioners
R6om In the Gulf County Courthouse,
,.tort St. Joe, will consider the advisa-
i "-llty of closing, vacating and abandon-
-:lhg any interest the County might have
,rn and to the following described
d" drainage ditch:
f,;' That certain 12-foot easement lying
:',' between Lots 9and 10, Block B, Twin
Lakes Subdivision, Unit No. 2, and
extending from Lake View Drive to
-ZCiLake Como, Gulf County, Florida,
according to the official plat thereof
Son file in the Office of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida.
S The Commissioners will welcome
-;.-comments of any interested parties
.,regarding the proposed abandonment.
, By: Everett Owens..Jr., Chairman
,Attest: George Y. Core, Clerk
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The Board of County .Commissioners
of Gulf County will receive sealed bids
r'am any person, company, or corpora-
tion interested in selling the County the
following described personal property:
ONE (1) Portable monitor-defibrill-
Specifications on file in the Clerk of"
.Circuit Court's Office, P. 0. Box 968,
4 Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456.
: Bids will be received until 9:00 o'clock
A.M., E.S,T., March 8, 1977, at the office.
of the Clerk of Circuit Court, P. 0. Box
968, Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456.
The.Board reserves the right to reflect
any and all bids.
-s- Everett Owens, Jr., Chairman

The Board of County Commissioners
of Gulf County will receive sealed bids
.f4lom any person, company, or corpora-
tion interested in selling the County the
following described personal property:
S TWO (2) Pair MAST I Anti-Shock
Specifications on file in Clerk of
Circuit Court's Office, P. 0. Box 968,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Bids will be received until 9:00 o'clock
A.M., E.S.T., March 8, 1977, at the office
of the Clerk of Circuit Court, P. O. Box
968, Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all-bids.
-s- Everett Owens, Jr., Chairman
2t 2-24
We the undersigned, being duly sworn,
do hereby declare under oath that the
names of all persons interested in the
business or profession carried on under
PAIRS at 1025 Long Ave., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, and the extent of the
interest of each, is as follows: Billy J.
Griffin, 100 percent.
-s- Billy J. Griffin
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We the undersigned, being duly sworn,
do hereby declare under oath that the
names of all persons interested in the
business or profession carried on under
TION CO., at 1901 Long Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456, and the extent of the
interest of each, is as follows: Ollie J.
Stutzman, 100 percent.
-s- Ollie J. Stutzman
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NOTICE is hereby given that under
and by virtue of a Final Decree of
Foreclosure rendered on the 8th day of
February, 1977 by the United States
District Court for the Northern District
of Florida, Marianna Division, in the
case above styled in favor of the
Plaintiff, the undersigned appointed in
said Decree will on March 30, 1977, at
1:00 P.M. o'clock E.S.T. in front of Gulf
County Courthouse door in the City of
Port St. Joe, Florida, offer for sale and
sell at public outcry to the highest bidder
for cash the following mortgaged pro-
perty, situate, lying, and being in Gulf
County, Florida, as described as fol-
The South 15 feet of Lot 8 and all of
Lot 10, Block 4, Pine Ridge Addition
to Wewahitchka, Florida, a sUbdivi-
sion of part of Sections 23 and 26,
Township 4 South, Range 10 West,
Gulf County, Florida, according to
the official platthereof on file In plat
book 2, page 8, Public Records of
Gulf County, Florida.
'.*. Method of Payment: Cash, Postal
jloney Order or Certified Check, pay-
able to United States Marshal.
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 1977'




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The Board of County Com-
missioners of Gulf County,
Florida, met on February 8,
1977 in regular session with
the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Everett
Owens, Jr., Otis Davis, Jr.,
Leo Kennedy, W. R. Branch
and Jimmy Gortman. Also
pjiesent were Clerk George
Core, Sheriff Ken Murphy,
Att. William Rish, Finance Of-
ficer Jerry Gates, Civil De-
fense-Veterans Director Al-
bert Thames, Road Supt.
Lloyd Whitfield, Mosquito
SControl Director Tommy
SPitts and St. Joe Ambulance
SSquad Chief Dick Lamberson.
Frank Graddy presented the
SBoard the insurance policy on
Sthe county vehicles for the
''" upcoming year. He stated that
:.the coverage was the same
that was in effect in 1968 and
'the replacement value for the
::building had increased consi-
derably. The Board requested
..Mr. Graddy to furnish infor-
Smation as to how much this
would cost in premium in-
Screase. Comm. Branch then
: moved the matter be tabled
until the next meeting to allow
time for further information to
Sbe presented to. the Board.
SComm. Gortman seconded the
't motion and it passed unani-
: mously.
He stated that the premium
had increased from $10,821 to
S$14,032.00 due to a rate in-
crease. in the bodily injury
Section of vehicle coverage.
He stated that the Board could
expect a return of some of the
Premium increase due to the
Good experience rate the
SBoard had built up as a result
Sof a small number of claims
over the past three years. Mr.
SGraddy then told the Board
that the insurance companies
will no longer write fire insur-
:: ance on the courthouse, jail,
and contents unless the values
Share increased by 10 percent.
l~,r. Charles-Dunht, Depart-
ment of Tra. por,tation,'told
: the Board he would like to
p, report on the status of the
: secondary road program and
request the Board he would
like to report on the status of
Sthe secondary road program
and request the Board begin
study on its new 5-year pro-
gram to be presented at the
annual meeting in March. Mr.
SDunn reported that priorities
1 (Mitchell Road) and 2 (Chi-
Spola Ave.) were completed;
priority 3 (22-A, Highway 71 to
Dead 'Lakes Dam) all at
Wewahitchka had been. let;
priority 4 (Niles Road) had
been deleted due to Oak Grove
Water and Sewer construc-
tion; priority 5 (Santa Anna),
6 (Selma St.), 7 Atlantic St.), 8
(Canal St.) all of St. Joe Beach
were to be let for bids in June;
priority 9 (16th St.), 10 (8th
St.), 10A (10th St.), 11 (Long
SAvenue), 15 (Avenue A), 16
(Industrial Road) all at Port
St. Joe were ready to let for
bids. He added priority 12
S(Broad St.), 13 (Harbor St.),
14 (Bay St.) had been deleted
and were already paved. He
said the Board could antici-
pate the following funds for
the 5-year program; 1977-78,
S$282,000; 1978-79, $290,000;
1979-80, $298,000; 1980-81, $306,-
000; 1981-82, $314,000. The
SBoard thanked Mr. Dunn for
this information and agreed to
set up a workshop to prepare
new priorities. Commissioner
SKennedy told Mr. Dunn he
weld like to see the Depart-
ment of Transportation re-
classify old 98 as a scenic
highway and be put back on
the primary system. Mr. Dunn
stated that the Department of
" Transportation had been put
: in a position of returning even
: more roads to the county for
maintenance instead of taking
any back but he would report
this request to Tallahassee to
the proper authorities.
Barry Boswell, Northwest
Florida Planning and Advi-
sory Council, presented Gulf
County with the completed
copies of the subdivision re-
. gulations as adopted by the
Board. Mr. Boswell stated
that 200 copies were available
for distribution to developers
s who were interested in subdi-
viding property in Gulf
County. The Board thanked
Mr. Boswell for providing this
:: service to the Board through
his agency and at no addition-
al costs to the Board.

Dick Lamberson, St. Joe
2:iAmbulance Squad Chief, pre-
sented a report on the activi-

ties of the St. Joe Ambulance
Squad for 1976. The Board
thanked Mr. Lamberson for
his efforts and those of the
many volunteers who make
the ambulance service one of
the best and least expensive to
operate in the state. Mr. Lam-
berson then told the Board he
would like to advertise for bids
to purchase two pair of MAST
trousers for shock victims and
one cardiac monitor defibril-
lator for cardiac victims.
Comm. Kennedy moved the
Board advertise for bids on
these items to be opened
Tuesday, March 8, 1977, at9:00
a.m. Comm. Davis seconded
the motion and it passed unan-
Mr. Lamberson then told the
Board he wanted to clarify the
position of the ambulance ser-
vice as being one of an emer-
gency nature only. He stated
that the ambulance could not
be used for a hauling service
for persons who were unable
to provide their own transpor-
tation for medical attention,
when such medical attention
was not an emergency. He
stated the ambulance service
had been asked many times to.
transport persons to Bay
Memorial Hospital when they
had driven their own car to the
St. Joe Municipal Hospital, or
had been driven by a relative,-
and who were not in need of
emergency treatment. He said
that routine hauling took the,.
ambulance and the volunteers
away for a possible critical
situation, in addition to being
away from their jobs and
families without pay. Comm.
Gortman said he felt the
EMTs were qualified enough
to make the decision on
whether the medical attention
needed was an emergency.
The Board suggested this
matter be discussed further at
the ambulance directors'
meeting to be held February
15;-at 7s30 p.m.oThe Chairman.-
announced he was-appointing
Commissioner Leo Kennedy
as his replacement on this
Robert Nations, Sr., Florida
Engineering Associates, Inc.,
told the Board he had com-
pleted a study of the expenses
involved in supplying water to
the beaches area. He stated
his calculations were that a
system could be built for 750,-
000.00. He said a water bill of
$10.00 per month could furnish
the water, maintain this .sys-
tem, and could finance repay-
ment of the 750,000 if the
loan were for 40 years at an
interest rate of five percent.
He said the system would not
include sewage disposal or
adequate fire protection. He
said fire hydrants would be
placed but water pressure
available would depend upon
total usage and well capacity
at the time the water was
needed for a fire. He said this
would be cheaper than operat-
ing a well as in 1971, a survey
he prepared showed that it
cost $14.92 per month on a
state-wide average to operate
a well. Mr. Nations said the
area to be served begins at the
county line at Beacon Hill and
extends to the south border of
St. Joe Beach. Mr. Ralph
Shoemaker, beach resident,
stated that the persons living
in St. Joe Beach and Beacon
Hill want a water and sewer
system. Comm. Owens stated
he would like to table this
matter for further study to
allow the Board to survey the
citizens. Comm. Kennedy
stated that he had surveyed
this area when he was on the
Board before and found the
residents responsive to a
water system and he would
like to proceed with the plans.
After further discussion,
Comm. Branch moved the
Board table this matter and
meet with the residents of the
beaches area on Saturday,
March 5, 197at 700 p.m. EST in
the county commission room
to discuss this matter. Comm.
Davis seconded this motion
and it passed unanimously.
Mr. Nations told the Board
that he was in receipt of their
letter requesting that he ad-
vertise the Oak Grove Water
and Sewer System project to
receive bids for construction
using PVC pipe and, as an
alternate, cast iron pipe. He
sated he needed to know just
what portion of the system the

Board wanted to bid as cast
iron alternate. He stated that
if the sewer mains were to be

cast iron then the Board would
not be able to afford the
project under the present
financial arrangements. The
Chairman stated the Board
had asked for this alternate at
request of the City of Port St.
Joe who uses cast iron inside
their city limits. The Board
felt since the city was already
set up to maintain this type
system it would be an advan-
tage for Oak Grove to have the
same system' ic ,case an
arrangement could be worked
out for the city to maintain the'
Oak Grove System. After fur-
ther discussion, the Board
directed Mr. Nations to bid the
system for PVC pipe construc-
tion only as designed for the
Oak Grove Water and Sewer
Project since the alternate bid
would be impractical due to
the high cost of cast iron pipe.
The Board received the
medicaid and nursing home
billing for the month of
December, 1976.
The Board received re-
quests from Wallace Sprinkler
and Supply Company and
Tracy's Landscaping Ser-
vices, Inc. to furnish sprink-
lers and landscaping for the
new library building in Port
St. Joe.
The Board received notifi-
cation from Eglin Air Force
Base that the hazardous area
at Cape San Bias would be
posted in this area warning
vehicular and pedestrian
travel of the danger.
The Board received monthly
reports from the Gulf County
Health Department, County
Road Department and County
The Board received notifica-
tion of rate increases on tele-
phones now being used by the
The Board received notifica-
tion from the bureau of work-
men's compensation that as of
January 3, 1977 the bureau
administratively accepted
and began payment of perma-
nent disability benefits in the
amount of $96.00 per week to
Board employee, Glenn W.
The Board received a resol-
ution from the St. Joseph
Historical Society requesting
the Board's support in having
an addition built to the present
Constitution Museum to be
dedicate exclusively to the
telling of the story of Florida's
first constitution. Upon motion
by Comm. Davis, second by
Comm. Kennedy, and unani-
mous vote the Board agreed to
write the Society offering their
support in this venture, and to
send copies to our area legis-
The Board received a letter
from Sheriff Ken Murphy con-
cerning the application for
former Deputy Sheriff James
A. Williams for unemploy-
ment compensation.
Upon motion by Comm.
Gortman, second by Comm.
Kennedy, and unanimous
vote, the Board accepted an
easement as recorded in OR
Book 69, page 594 for road
right of way from Marion J.
Smith and Margie O. Smith on
Lot 28, plat of Gulf County
The Board received the final
billing from Griffin Construc-
tion Company in the amount of
$5,197.70 on re-roofing and
renovation of the old court-
house at Wewahitchka. The
Board requested this bill be
held until the building could be
inspected. In addition, the
Board requested the Clerk
write Mr. Griffin asking that

he repair the leaks in the Port
St. Joe courthouse and rein-
spect the recent roofing job
done by his company on the
courthouse in Port St. Joe.
The Board received the
following employment appli-
cations, David Lee Barnes,
Julius Wesley Shackleford,
Jim Dykes, Billie Thomas
Hansan, Eric Lamar McNair,
Willie James McNair, Ed-
wena Howell Lawrence,
Vicke Darlene Boyd and Joy
M. Gay.
The Board approved the.
Deputy Sheriff's blanket
surety bond of Safeco Insur-
ance Company as presented
by Sheriff Ken Murphy.
The Board received infor-
mation from Health & Rehab-
ilitative Services concerning
Emergency Medical Service
Training Funds. The Board
requested this information be
sent to ambulance squad
chiefs Ward McDaniel and
Dick Lamberson.

Road Superintendent Lloyd
Whitfield notified the Board
that Doyle C. Stewart had
been set up to loader operator
on a permanent basis at a rate
of $4.45 per hour.
The Board received a letter
fom the City of Port St. Joe
stating that the minimum ex-
pense for a water and sewer
system in the Oak Grove
district would be in the neigh-
bordhood of $8.50. The letter
stated that this minimum bill
would likely increase to $9.00
in six months. A minimum bill
would be based upon 4,000
gallons a month consump-
tion. Any excess beyond 4,000
gallons would be billed at the
rate of $1.02 per 1,000 gallons
for water and .61c for sewer. A
minimum bill of $8.50 added to
the cost of $5.50 for retiring
the bonds and interest would
add up to a minimum bill of
$14.00 per month. It was
pointed out that the. City of
Port St. Joe would service all
meters, sell the water, bill for
and collect all monies, and do
routine maintenance for the
$8.50 per month. Chairman
Owens said that if the City put
one meter on the system that
the estimated charge for
water and sewer only would be
$6.25 and would include no
billing, collecting, or mainte-
nance. After further discuss-
sior, Comm.' liehedy saidfhe'
felt the Board could save
money by maintaining the
system and doing the billing
and collecting providing it
could be done without hiring
additional personnel. Comm.
Kennedy then moved the
Board buy water and provide
sewer service from the City of
Port St. Joe through one big
meter, make each resident
read their own meter, send the
bill into the City of Port St. Joe
and have the Board maintain
the system. After discussion
the motion died for lack of a
second. Comm. Davis moved
the Board accept the offer of
the City of Port St. Joe of $8.50
per month to provide water
and sewer, billing and collect-
ing, and routine maintenance
for the Oak Grove Water and
Sewer System. He said that if
at any time in the future the
Board goes into the water and
sewer business elsewhere in
the county that Oak Grove be
included for billing, collecting
and maintenance purposes.
Comm. Branch seconded the
motion and it passed unani-
mously. Comm. Kennedy said
he wanted the record to note
that he voted aye reluctantly.
The Chairman said that the
$14.00 per month water and
sewer bill might be more than
some people in Oak Grove
wanted. He suggested the
Board write each resident now
that the exact price was
known and get their opinoin on
the matter. Comm. Kennedy
stated he felt the Board should
go ahead and put in the
system. The Board agreed to
accept bids as advertised for
March 8, 1977 at 10:00 a.m.

Ralph Shoemaker told the
Board he was going to have
approximately 4,000 cubic
yards of dirt at Overstreet
that the Board could have
provided the dirt could be used
and an agreement could be
worked out with the Board. He
said the boat slip would be
approximately 50 weet wide x
12 feet deep x 130 feet long and
that core borings were now
being made to see if the dirt
would be acceptable for road
construction. Comm. Branch
moved the Board accept the
dirt provided the core borings
were acceptable and subject
to an agreement being worked
out with the county. Comm.
Kennedy seconded the motion
and it passed unanimously.
Albert Thames, Veterans-
Civil Defense Director, told
the Board that the civil de-
fense generator was now in-
stalled in the trailer and
painting would be completed
soon. He requested that the
Board allow him to hire part
time help and suggested that
he be allowed to hire Mrs.
Becky Weston as she was
already certified for civil de-
fense. Comm. Gortman said
that he wanted the Board to
allow Mr. Thames to hire
Becky Weston as part time
help and would make a motion
to that effect if necessary. The
Chairman. said the Board
would grant him that author-
ity. Comm. Davis asked how
much part time help was
needed. Mr. Thames replied
that one or two days a month
should be sufficient unless he
and his secretary were re-
quired to be out of town at a
convention. The Board auth-
orized Mr. Thames to hire
part time help as long as his
budget was not exceeded.
Tommy Pitts, Mosquito
Control Director, told the
Board he would like to post-
pone opening of bids on a
steam cleaner until March 8,
1977, to allow time for the
specifications to be approved
by the state.
Mr. Pitts also told the Board
that the committee on sani-
tary landfill would be meet-
ing with the Department of
Environmental Regulation at
the mosquito control building
Tuesday, February 15, at
10:00 a.m.
Comm. Kennedy discussed
drainage and road problems
in Overstreet, White City and
Pott St. 3 joe --
Comm. Gortman told the
Board that a ditch running
down the lower Dalkeith road
needs cleaning out.
Comm. Gortman moved the
Board write the Gulf County


THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 1977

School Board requesting they
purchase a culvert to be
placed at Mrs. Marion Mims
house in Overstreet, to be
installed by the Board, to
allow safe. entrance of the
school bus into her yard.
Comm. Kennedy said he
would second the motion pro-
vided the culvert be removed
if Mrs. Mims discontinued
driving the bus. After discus-
sion, the motion passed unani-
The Board discussed job
classifications and salary
rates of Board employees Bob
Davis and Alva Kemp. The
Board requested the Clerk
write these .employees re-
questing their presence at the
next meeting of February 22,
1977, to discuss this matter.
Comm. Branch told the
Board he wanted the Chair-
man to appoint a committee at
the next meeting to look into
the possibility of developing
recreation parks in White City
and the beaches area.
Comm. Kennedy told the
Board there was a big hole
between the sidewalk and
pavement on Avenue C that
needed repair. He also dis-
cussed a drainage problem at
Mrs. Sue Lewis's. Comm.
Kennedy told the Board he
wanted the Board to make a
decision on whether or not the
annual leave for the em-
ployees should be extended.
The Board felt the proper time
to consider this matter would
be during negotiation with the
Comm. Gortman asked the
Attorney when Majij Garri-
son of the Game and Fish
Department was going to be
present to discuss fishing at
the Dead Lakes spillway. The
Attorney said that Major
Garrison was supposed to
have been at this meeting but
would attend the next meet-
ing. Comm. Davis said he
would like the Board to write
Major Garrison and suggest
he also discuss methods of
controlling beavers who have
dammed culverts and farm
land in the Wewahitchka area.
Comm. Davis reported that
the Board had received a
letter from the Health and
Rehabilitative Services detail-
ing improvements needed to
make the old courthouse suit-
able for leasing by that-
agency. The Board-suggested
the Attorney see if an agree-
ment could be worked out
where the agency could pay
for the improvements and the
rent applied to the cost of the
improvements until paid for.

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Davis Observes Display:

ENGINEERING WEEK-Aerospace engineering prt
fessor Bill Sherling (right) and L. C. Davis, member of the
Student Engineers' Council, arrange displays for Engineers
Week at Auburn University. The display in Ramsay Hall
alerts students to speeches by Harvey C. Jones, director of
utilities for Disneyworld, James Martin, NASA Viking
project manager, and Henry Hartsfield, NASA Shuttle astro.
naut and Auburn graduate. The display also contains
information on entering the structures contest, the frisbie
golf match, and the "build a better catapult" contest during
the week of activities;February 20-26. L. C. (Craig) is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Davis, Sr. of Port St. Joe.

Comm. Davis told the Board
that the St. Joe High School
parking lot needs asphalt re-
placement and he would like
the Board's permission to
deliver a load of asphalt to be
spread by school board em-
ployees. The Board granted
this request.
Comm. Davis said the
Wewahitchka area needs
another ambulance for stand-
by while the main ambulance
is making calls. The Board
agreed and said plans would
be made to purchase a
Upon motion by Comm.
Branch, second by Comm.
Davis, and unanimous vote
the Board authorized the At-
torney to seek federal disas-
ter funds for Gulf County
farmers and fishermen.
Upon motion by Comm.

Kennedy, second by Comm.
Branch, and unanimous vote,
the Board authorized the At-
torney to negotiate with the
federal government in ,an
attempt to allow the Board to
purchase the lighthouse pro-
perty at Beacon Hill.
The Attorney reported iat
negotiations by him and the
Hon. Samuel Patrick, Tax
Appraiser, would allow ihe
Gulf County tax roll to be
accepted by the State Revenue
Department without reevalua-
tion of all property.
Upon motion by Comm.
Davis, second by Comm. Ken-
nedy, and unanimous votethe
Board adopted Resolution 77-3,
which authorized Gulf Coun-
ty's participation in the
Florida Windstorm Under-
writing Association.

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act on your information."
The National CB Radio
Posse was the brain-child of
Chief Ferguson whose depart-
ment is located at a major
crossroads near Akron, Ohio,
Bath Township. "There are
not enough police to cover
every street and highway. So a
lot of good people feel its time
they made the streets safe
again. They are reporting
crimes as they happen. We are
able to send aid to motorists
quickly because of reports by
CB radio to our station. Lives
are being saved. Criminals
are being caught and jailed
and all because a man or
woman picks up the "mike"
and calls on the emergency
channel (9). The CB Posse got
started because some CB'ers
wanted to do a bit more by

organizing into community
radio patrols. We encouraged
this because we and thousands
of other police and sheriffs
departments can use trained.
"eyes. and ears".
"In our case we designed an
emblem to wear, a metal
shield, car tag and asked for
volunteers throughout the
nation to carry first aid kits,
flares, warning flags, a flash-
light and other equipment.
These are items that everyone
should carry as a safety rule
anyway. The CB Posse mem-
ber is not a police officer. His
or her role is to use the radio.
Patrol, to aid a motorist or
request aid be sent. In one
southern city, 1,900 calls were
logged in one month that
resulted in the arrest of a
rapist, burglar, a number of
armed robbers, murderer and
many rescue missions to dis-
tressed motorists.
"Like the Marines, the
National CB Radio Posse is
looking for a few good men
and women who want to help


via radio as unpaid "eyes and
ears" of their own community
police. Our program is a
national one. We have chap-
ters springing up in many
parts of the nation. We have
chartered the National CB
Posse as a non-profit frater-
nal organization with modest
dues for benefits and services
provided members. Every-

Capt. Gerald S..Arenberg, CB Posse Training Officer is
shown at the monitor at the National Headquarters. "I
probably log 20 or 30 emergency calls each day for assistance
and it's gratifying to know. that CB had made Smokey a word
that means a friend nearby."

thing from a special ID card
and emblem to a death benefit
if a member is killed while
assisting any police officer or
fire fighter."

For membership informa-
tion write: Smokey Bear 1, CB
Posse Headquarters, 1100 NE
125th Street, Miami, Fla.

State Treasurer and Insur-
ance Commissioner Bill Gun-
ter announced today that his
local service office located in
Panama City which provides
service for Gulf County assist-
ed in the recovery of $15,582.87
which 'was returned to the
policyholders. This refund re-
suited from questions being
asked individual citizens who
.took the time to contact the
Commissioner's representa-
tive who visits Port St. Joe on

each second and fourth Thurs-
day at 10:30 a.m. EST at the
County Judge's Office in the
Gulf County Courthouse.
Did you know that by simply
calling or writing the Com-
missioner's service office
located in Panama City, 231 E.
Fourth St., P. O. BOx 1339,
phone '3-4601, and making an
appointment to meet his repre-
sentative during his visit to
your city, the following valu-
able services are available

: "Friday, February 25, corner
3ird St. & 2nd Ave., Highland
View, 9:00 ?. Couch, boat,
plenty of goodies, including
Sink depression.

Cox fold-up camper, sleeps
6, stove, ice box, sink included.
All camping extras left in it
including bedding and cooking
utensils. 229-6144. 1015 Marvin
Ave. tp 2-24

Massey Ferguson tractor
Sfor sale at $4500. Only 600 hrs.
Faye Goodman 229-2578 after
6:00. tfc 2-17

.-.1975 Kimball 5'3" grand
Piano. Perfect for church
work or home use. Ebony
finish. Priced to sell at $1,750.
Call 229-1581. 2tp 2-17

Auto. washer, several re-
frigerators, one stainless steel
refrigerator, portable dish-
washer, older model, arm
chair, several bricks, blocks,
timber, roofing, etc. Make
bffer. 648-5272. tfc 2-10

Kubota Most flexible de-
.pendable diesel tractor in its
Class. Six basic models from
S12 hp to 30 hp. Two quarter
wheel drive in 2, 3 or 4
Scylinders all these standard
features; live hydraulic sys-
tem, 3 point hitch, P.T.O.'s
and many others, priced from
:$2,364 available with large
selection of emplements. Bay
'Lawn, Leisure, etc. 2841 Hwy.
:.77 N Panama City. Phone
7tc 2-17

SControl hunger and lose
,weight with New Shape Diet
iPlan and Hydrex Water Pills
E:at Campbell's Drug. 4tp 2-10

Want Better Health?
Shaklee food supple-
ments and vitamins, all.
completely natural. All
Household products biode-
gradable. Further infor-
mation, call 229-1591.
4tp 2-10

Sunbeam cannister vacuum
eaner. Excellent condition.
ball 648-5272.
tfc 2-17

reduce safe & fast with
kI-Bese Tablets & E-Vap
SSwvater pills". Campbell's
'jMugs. 4t 2-3

One six ft. & 12 ft. tandem
wheel flat bed trailer. All
welded construction, $350.00.
Call 648-3600 after 1:00 o'clock.
tfc 2-3

-Firewood for sale, short
2x4's. You load pick-up truck,
$10. We load and deliver dump
tuck full, $25. 229-6380. tfc 10-7

650 yard trammel net, 400
yd. gill net. Call 227-8305.
tfc 1-27

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

CB Radios and marine elec-
tronics sales and service. 106
Monument Ave,, phone 229-
8100. Open daily five p.m. to
nine p.m., Saturday, eight
a.m. to five p.m. tfc 10-7

Call Betty Gilbert

Custom-made wo
plaques, for mail b
gates, door posts, E
my Motors & Gard
301 Hwy. 98, HV, 2

Masonry house for sale. 617
Marvin Ave. Contact 639-5747
after 4:00 p.m. or 639-2605
before 4:00 p.m.

VETERANS $300 down.
We have 2 new brick homes
for sale in Wewahitchka.
These homes have 3 BR, 2
baths; central heat, carpet,
garage, etc. FHA and conven-
tional financing available.
Call collect 205-794-6711
Dothan. An equal housing op-
portunity builder. tfc 9-23

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

NewT hricr hnom at 10 VYau-.

tfc 7-15 pon Ave. 3 BR, 2 bath, dining
room, living room, den and
oden name kitchen. Call 227-2291 or 229-
'oxes, front 5302. tfc 10-7

etc. Econo-
len Center,

I will demolish houses,
garages for materials. 229-
6402. tfc 3-3

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

"The Great Tide", a beauti-
ful hardbook edition is in its
sixth printing, one of Florida's
most famous historical novels
written by Rubylea Hall, for-
mer resident of Port St. Joe, is
now on sale at Campbell's
Drug Store, Buzzett's Drug
Store, Pauline's Restaurant,
Economy Washeteria or con-
tact-Mrs. Eunice H. Brinson,
229-4171. Ideal for gifts.
tfc 1-13

12' galvanized canoe trailer,
229-6961. tfc 12-23

Beach cottage on DeSota St.
at St. Joe Beach. For informa-
tion call 229-6953 after 5 p.m.
tfc 2-24

12' x 60' mobile home, par-
tially furnished, carpeted, 2
BR, 1 acre of land, cleared and
part landscaped, in White
City. Complete with new deep
well and pump, 10 x 10' utility
bldg., with concrete floor.
Phone 229-5692 after

New brick home,
rooms, 2 baths, firepla
sq. ft., $35,000. Call 22

Lot for Sale: St. Joe
nice yard, with facili
trailer. 75' by 150' dep
information call 227-

Priced to Sell-3.7acres
on State Rd. 386-A in Mexi-
co Beach. Less than one
mile to the beach, $8,500.

Two bedroom redwood
vacation house. 1/4 mile
from beach. Owner will
finance, $12,500. Shown by
appointment only.

Two lots, 100' x 108' each
on California Drive. City
water and nice neighbor-
hood. Owner will finance.
$2,500 each.

1312 acres, State Road
386, (between Overstreet
and Wewa). 512 acres on
south side, 8 acres on north
side. Over 2,000 feet high-
way frontage.
Phone (904) 648-3141
2tc 2-24

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

tfc 1-13 R.A.M.-Regular c,,. ,a-
tion on St. Joseph Chapter No.
3 bed- 56. R.A.M. 1st and 3rd Mon-
ce, 1,800 days, 8 p.m. All visiting com-
29-8119. panions welcome.
tfc 2-10 J. L. SIMS, H.P.
E. William McFarland, Sec.
ties for There will be a VFW meet-
pth. For ing the third Tuesday of each
8241 or month in the American Legion
tfc 1-20 Hall. tfc 6-19

3 BR unfurnished house for
rent. For more information
call 648-5315. ltp 2-24

For Rent: 2 BR, 12 bath, 12'
x 65' plush mobile home, fur-
nished. Ski Meadows Trailer
Park. 229-6105. tfrv 9.-9

Why live in the crowded
city? Move your mobile home
to peace, quiet and tran-
quility. Water, garbage collec-
tions, yards mowed, live lei-
surely. Gulf privileges. Only
VA approved mobile home
park in Gulf County. Ski
Breeze Meadows Trailer
Park, 9 miles southeast of
Port St. Joe on Hwy S-30.
Come out and enjoy the quiet.
Call 229-6105. tfc 5-6
For Rent: One 2 BR house
on Duval St. at Oak Grove,
also one 3 BR furnished house
on Beacon Hill. Call 229-6961.
tfc 12-16
mobile home sites at
Rustic Sands Campground.
Mexico Beach. $30.00 month.
Laundry and rec hall. 648-3600.
tfc 12-9
For Rent: 3 BR furnished
trailer, carpet, washer, dryer,
dish washer, Overstreet. 648-
7581. tfc 2-3
1 BR trailer and 2 BR trailer
at St. Joe Beach, Canal St. For
more info call 648-5650. For
Sale: 1967 extra clean Impala
Chevrolet, good cond., for
more information, call 648-
5650. .tfc 1-6

CARPET Cleaning with
HOST couldn't be easier. Just
brush and vacuum for clean,
dry carpets. Rent our HOST
machine. St. Joe Furniture.
229-1251. tfc 10-23

For carpets cleaned the way
professionals do it-at a frac-
tion of the cost, rent Rinse N
Vac, the portable steam car-
pet cleaning system. Avail-
able at Western Auto, phone
227-2271, 219 Reid Ave.
NO need for wet carpets.
Dry clean them with HOST.
Use rooms right away. Rent
machine. St. Joe Furniture,
229-1251. tfc 10-23

Public address system.
Owned by the Port St. Joe
Kiwanis Club. A new system
operable on either battery or
current. Call Ken Herring,
227-5281 for rental. tfc

FOR RENT: Furnished
large 2 bedroom house. auto-
matic heat, carport, laundry
and storage room. Call 229-
6777 after 6 P.M.

Beach cottage for rent. Call
648-5144. tfc 9-2

1966*Chevrolet van (no. 23V,
I.D. no. G1256P114279), $500.00
Call 229-7263. Can be seen at
500 1st St., St. Joseph Tele-
phone & Telegraph Co. Con-
tact B. O. Wester. 2tc 2-24

1974 Chevrolet pickup with
camper shell. Good condition
with V-8 engine. 229-8332, or
229-6058. 2t 2-24

1966 VW Bus, $400.00. Call
648-5319. l'tp 2-24

1973 Olds 98. Full power,
excellent condition $1995. Call
648-5477 after 6 p.m.
tfc 2-17
1975 Granada, Silver with
red interior. Excellent condi-
tion. Call 648-5272.
tfc 3-3


One bedroom apartment for
rent, 1506 Long Ave. 229-6688.
tfc 2-24

2 BR apartment for rent.
229-6538. tfc 2-3

Furnished apartment for
rent, 510 8th St. Call 229-6895
before 5:30; 229-6827 after


Cooks and waitresses. Must
have own transportation. Call

$200.00 weekly stuffing en-
velopes. Already stamped and
addressed. Free supplies.
Send self addressed, stamped
envelope to: Diversifed, 1206
Camden Drive, Richmond, VA
23229. 2tp 2-24


Wanted to Buy: 14' or 15'
boat trailer. 229-6961.
tfc 12-23

Use the


for Quick



L and L Repair
and Rental
for Repairs to Washers, Dry-
ers Refrigerators, Air Condi-
tioners and all appliances,
plus rental of large and small
tools. Sandblasting done also.
Call 648-5272 tft=e

Professional help with emo-
tional problems and-or con-
cerns. Gulf County Guidance
Clinic, Port St. Joe. 227-2691 or
227-7586. tfc 11-14

Sell me that unwanted gun,
highest cash paid, regardless
of age, make or condition.
Also buying extra barrels and
Red Carter, Gunsmith
St. Joe Beach
tfc 1-6

Tires Now Installed
In Our Own
Auto Service Center
Western Auto Assoc. Store
3-4 tfc

Septic Tanks Pumped Out
Carefoot Septic Tank
229-8227, 229-2351,
and 229-6694.
tfc 7-1

Carpentry Work Done
Reasonable Rates
Jimmy Johnson
Phone 227-7657
tfc 8-19

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

Kitchen Cabinets -
Vanities Mill Work
Cabinet Hardware & Tops
White City, Hwy. 71
Glen Combs
Shop 229-6017 or
tfc 1-13

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

Aluminum screens and doors,
carpentry, house repair, mill-
work, roof repair and re-roof-
Phone 229-6018
Port St. Joe
tfc 7-22

For Prayer Needs
Call 648-6260
Night or Day
For body, soul or spirit
tfc 2-3

Lawn mowers, tillers and
garden tractors repaired.
Economy Motors & Garden
Center, 301 Hwy. 98, HV,
229-6001. tfc 8-5

Fri. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 4 p.m.
St. James Episcopal Church
Parish House
tfc 4-24.

Sharron Sunshine
Now open for all your
ceramic needs
Call 227-8716
or come by the shop at
Jones Homestead.
Firing also done.
3t 2-3

For Your
Painting &
Wallpaper Needs
Phone 227-5716.
12tc 1-6

Lawn & Gardening Needs
Lawn Mower &
Small Engine Repairs
Economy Motors &
Garden Center
301 Hwy. 98 H.V.


- Ia l il. I IR D -
II--litI'lllml. l

tfc 8-5

All Types
229-6482 or 229-6447
tfc 9-20

All types carpet and vinyl
flooring installed. 10 years
experience. For free measure-
ment and estimate, call Ron-
ald Rpss, 229-6822. tfc 12-2

Zenith Sales see K&D TV and
Sound at 301 Reid Avenue. Call
227-2071. tfc-1-27

Painting, Carpentry &
Masonry work done
Jimmy Griffin
Call 229-1711
tfc 2-3

"Ithink it was something I at."


kills bugs for
up to six months,
andsavesyou about $100yearly
in costly pest control services.
Use of Sprayer free with
purchase of Rid-A-Bug
306 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe. Florida

Wouldn't You Really
Rather Have Cable TV?

For Cable TV
Installation In Port St. Joe

Phone 229-7232-
Or Visit the Telephone Company
Business Office

Dr. Shirley Simpson

Announces that her

medical offices

Will be Closed


Insurance Commission Aids In

Local Recovery of $15,582.87



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PAGE TEN THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, FEB. 24. 1977

Fishing Season At St. Vincent

Refuge Manager Charles
Noble reminds sportsmen that
the fresh water fishing season
opens again March 1 on St.
Vincent National Wildlife Re-
fuge. The season will be from
March 1 through October 31 of
this year.
St. Vincent National Wild-
life Refuge is a 12,350 acre
island nine miles southwest of
Apalachicola. Three hundred
sixty acres of the island are
fresh water ponds, small
lakes, and connecting creeks
-this is the area in which
fresh water fishing is found.
This is considered primitive
area fishing.
Approaches to the fishing

Win Award

: Port St.'Joe Jaycees brought home an
award from the District Jaycee Winter

Conference last week end. Jaycee President,
Abe Miller, left and Larry McArdle, are
shown with the award which was presented
them for their Junior Miss program project.
Miller, McArdle and Ed Larabee, along
with their wives attended the conference.

area are on the east end of the
Island. The use of boat motors
is not permitted in the fresh
water fishing area. Signs
along the east end of St.
Vincent Island near West Pass
direct one to the fishing area.
Small boats may get to the
fishing area through an outlet
creek from the lakes which
drains in to Apalachicola Bay
or a small boat may be carried
overland about % of a mile
along a jeep trail. Both routes
are marked with 'Entrance to
Fishing Area' signs.
Passage through the access
creek from Apalachicola Bay
to the chain of lakes one
*through five is more difficult

than in previous years since a
new water level control dam
has been constructed about
100 yards down creek from the
old dam. No permit is needed
to enter the fishing area.
Florida license and fishing
regulations apply except that
night fishing or live minnows
is not allowed
A leaflet providing infor-

mation, regulations, and a
map of St. Vincent National
Wildlife Refuge may be ob-
tained from the refuge office
located at 44 Avenue E, Apa-
lachicola, or by writing the
Refuge Manager, St. Vincent
National Wildlife Refuge, P.
O. Box 447Apalachicola, 32320.

Shop the Want Ads!

the members of'the

Church of Christ
invite you to meet with them:
Sunday Morning Bible Study ........... 10:00 A.M.
Sunday Morning Worship ............. 11:00 A.M.
Sunday Night .......................... 6:00 P.M.
Wednesday Night .................... 7:00 P.M.

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

Quarterly Divic

.National Banks of Florida,
Inc. announced that the Board
of Directors last week voted
the first quarter dividend on
common stock of .09, payable
March 31, 1977to shareholders
1:6f, record March 10, 1977. This
rie.,presents a 12.5 percent in-
'-'rease over the previous divi-

al Banks Pay

lend of 9c

dend rate.
The announcement was
made following the Florida
National's. quarterly direc-
tors' meeting by John H.
Manry, Jr., President and
Chief Executive Officer for
the 1.6 billion dollar bank
holding company which owns
32 banks state wide.

Legal Advertising

Gulf County Board of County Commis-
Gulf County Courthouse
'Port SI. Joe. Florida
:Separatesealed BIDSfor Ihe onstruc
l(on of Oak Grove Water and Sewer
system will be received by Gulf Counly
Board of County Commissioners at the
Officeof The Board until 10:00 a.m. Day-
I: 'liht Savings Time) Tuesday, March 8,
1977, and then. at said office publicly
opened and read aloud.
*.sisting of Advertisement for Bids, Infor-
nation for Bidders, BID, BID Bond,
-TIONS, Payment Bond, Performance
ADDENDA, may be examined at the
following locations:
Dodge Plan Room. Tallahassee, Florida
Dodge Plan Room, Pensacola, Florida
Dodge Scan, Atlanta, Georgia
Copies of the CONTRACT DOCU-
MENTS may be obtained at the office of
the Engineers located at 28 Eglin Pkwy.,
SS.E., Unit 4, P. O. Drawer 1708, Fort
Walton Beach, Florida 32548 upon pay-
"ment of $25.00 for each set.
Any BIDDER, upon returning the
and In good condition, will be refunded
his payment, and any non-bidder upon so
' returning the CONTRACT DOCU-
M 'ENTS will be refunded $15.00.
; :February 3, 1977
Board of County Commissioners
Gull County
Port St Joe, Florida 32456
BID NO. 219
U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development
Project No. CDBG 2-11
City of Port St. Joe, Florida
S.Separate sealed bids for Sewer System
SExtension for Millview Addition Unit III
: will be received by City of Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456at the office of City Auditor
Sand Clerk until 4:00 o'clock P.M. E.S.T.
March 1, 1977, and then at said office
-publicly opened and read aloud.
S:The Information for Bidders, Form of
SBid, Form of Contract, Plans, Specifi-
catlons, and Forms of Bid Bond,
Performance qnd Payment Bond, and
other contract documents may be exa-
mined at the following:
SCity Auditor and Clerk's Office
Municipal Building, P. O. Box A-
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
-'Copies may be obtained at the office of
City Auditor and Clerk located at Port
St. Jo0, Florida 32456 upon payment of
"t25:00 for each set. Any unsuccessful
.bidder, upon returning such set prompt.
ly and in good condition, will be refunded
his payment, and any non-bidder upon so
returning a set will be refunded $25.00.
-The owner reserves the right to waive
-any Informalities or to reject any or all
Each bidder must deposit with his bid,
security In the amount, form and subject
to the conditions provided in the Infor-
-mation for Bidders.
::Attention of bidders is particularly
.called to the requirements as to condi-
tions of employment to be observed and
minimum wage rates to be paid under
he contract.
SNobidder may withdraw his bid within
30 days after the actual date of the
S6perating thereof.
= January 25, 1977
City Auditor and Clerk et 2-10
BID NO. 220
S"U. S. Department of Housing and
S Urban Development
'Clty of Port St. Joe, Florida
.:Project No. CDBG 2-1
Separate sealed bids for Heating and
Ventilation for Washington High Gym-
ShaSiurm will be received by City of Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456 at the office of City
.Auditor and Clerk until 4:00 o'clock P.M.
E.S.T. March 1, 1977, and then at said
office publicly opened and read aloud.
-.' The Information for Bidders, Form of
6d, Form of Contract, Plans, Specifi-
S ii*ations, and Forms of Bid Bond, Per-
formance and Payment Bond, and other
contract documents may be examined at

32 oz. Returnable U "1 ".oi


Flavors 4/88' .

Sthe following: .
City Auditor and Clerk's Office
Municipal Buildng, P. O. Box A
SPort St. Joe, Florida 32456
Copies may be obtained at the office of
City Auditor and Clerk located at Port
St., Joe, Florida 32456 upon payment of
$10.00 for each sef.i'Any iunsucessful
bidder,.qpon returning suct set prompt-
ly and in good condition, will be refunded
his payment, and any non-bidder upon so
returning such a set will be refunded
The owner reserves the right to waive
any informalities or to reject any or all
Each bidder must deposit with his bid,
security in the amount, form and subject
to the conditions provided in the Infor-
mation for Bidders.
Attention of bidders is particularly
called to the requirements as to condi-
tions of employment to be observed and
minimum wage rates to be paid under
the contract.
No bidder may withdraw his bid within
30 days after the actual date of the
opening thereof.
February 4, 1977
S-a- Michael Wright,
City Auditor and Clerk 3t 2-10

BID NO. 222
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
invites bids on the following described
crawler tractor:
(1)-New Crawler Tractor with fol-
lowing minimum specifications:
ENGINE: Shall be a four cylinder, four
stroke cycle diesel. Shall have a pistol
displacement of not less than 300 cubic
inches. Shali produce at least 62 flywheel
horsepower. Shall be equipped with dry
type air cleaner with primary and safety
STARTING SYSTEM: Shall be equip-
ped with a 12 volt direct electric starting
system and be equipped with glow plugs
for cold weather starting.
POWER TRAIN: Shall be equipped
with a torque converter and a plane-
tary power shift type' transmission
which will permit unrestricted speed
and direction changes under full toad.
Shall have at least 3 forward and one
reverse speeds, capable of at least 6.9
MPH forward and 3.1 MPH reverse.
STEERING: Steering and braking shall
be controlled by a foot pedal for each
track. Clutches shall be multiple-disc
type that are spring actuated and
hydraulically released.
'UNDERCARRIAGE: Track roller
frames shall be full length box section
type with 6 rollers per frame. Length of
track on ground shall be at least 81.5
inches. Track shoes shall be at least 25
inches wide. Track gauge shall be 65
inches. Track rollers and idlers shall be
lifetime lubricated. Track links shall be
sealed with cone shaped discs between
bushings and link counterbore.
DOZER: Shall be equipped with an
outside mounted dozer blade that is at
least 110" wide and at least 29 inches
high. Shall be equipped with a hydraulic
tilt cylinder capable of tilting dozer
blade 12.5 inches right or left.
double valve system and hydraulic relief
pressure shall be at least 2500 PSI.
WINCH: Shall be equipped with a rear
mounted winch with cable and hook.
CANOPY: Shall be equipped with
ROPS Canopy with front sweeps.
Engine enclosures, vandalism protect.
tion group, accelerator decelerator,
pull hook, back up alarm, and front
warning horn.
Bids shall be sealed in an envelope and
plainly marked "Bid No. 222". All bids
must be F.O.B., Port St. Joe, Florida,
and approximate delivery date shown.
Bidders are requested to submit bids in
item sequence and totaled. The City of
Port St. Joe reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all bids, waive any
formalities and to choose the bid deemed
best to meet the City's needs. Bids must
be good for 30 days after opening.
Bids must be submitted to the City
Clerk's Office, P. O. Box A, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, on or before 5:00 P.M.,
E.S.T., March 1, 1977. Bid opening will
be held at the Regular City Commission
meeting March 1, 1977, at 8:00 P.M.,
E.S.T., in the Municipal Building, Port
St. JOe, Florida.
-s- Michael J. Wright
City Auditor and Clerk 3 2-10

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A booklet explaining the
value of social security to
young people is available at
the Panama City Social Secur-
, ity Office at 1316 Harrison
The illustrated 16-page pub-
lication shows how young
workers build social security

disability and survivors pro-
tection as well as retirement
and Medicare protection for
themselves and their families,
according to Dave Robinson,
Field Representative for Gulf
Single copies of the booklet,

"Social Security Information
for Young Families", are free
on request, Robinson said.
The Social Security Admin-
istration is an agency of the U.
S. Department of Health,
Education and Welfare.

When your vehicle parts have worn out,
you've probab': learned to head for your local
'NAPA store for top quality replacements. But
what do you do when something on your vehi-
Cle needs machine work?
The answer is the same. Your local NAPA
store features a machine shop that offers a .
long list of machine work equal in quality to
NAPA parts.
Your NAPA machine shop can grind your
valves, turn your brake drums, repair ignition
and distributor units, rebore and rebuild
engines, press axle bearings and much more.
-Topquality repair work and top quality NAPA
parts spell more miles for your car and more
savings for you. So check with your NAPA
store for both parts and machine work.

St. Joe Auto Parts
Phone 227-2141 201 LongU ve.

we help keep America moving

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 1977 PAGE ELEVEN

Social Security Also Provides Benefits for Young

Winter Mixed League
The Winter Mixed League
met in action on February 15.
WJOE Whammos took four
games from Dairy Burger on
lanes one and two. Jim Mash-
burn (sub) led WJOE with a
169 game and 481 series.
Harry Lowry bowled a 177
game and Ann Brooks a 487

series for Dairy Burger.
On lanes three and four, 4
Beacons won three games
from Sylvachem. Fred Kleeb
bowled a 236 game and 606
series for 4 Beacons. Shirley
Hicks led Sylvachem with a
200 game and 534 series.
On lanes five and six, Fiesta
Food Store won four games

You Are Cordially Invited to Attend


Baptist Church

Corner Long Ave. and 16th St.

SUNDAY SCHOOL ...................
MORNING WORSHIP...'.............
CHURCH TRAINING ...............
EVENING WORSHIP ...............
PRAYER MEETING (Wednesday) .....

Rev. J. C. ODUM,

5:45 P.M.
7:00 P.M.
7:00 P.M.

Jerome Cartier,
Minister of Music


" News

L- -IB

from St. Joe Paper Co. Jo
O'Barr (sub) and Bill Hender-
son bowled 178 games and Bill
a 461 series for Fiesta. David
Howell bowled a 169 game and
485 series for St. Joe Paper Co.
On lanes seven and eight,
Team 2 won four games from
Team 8. James Hicks led
Team 2 with a 200 game and
536 series. Steve Wombles
bowled a 184 game and 442
series for Team 8.
Standings: W L
Dairy Burger 61 19
Sylvachem 52 32
WJOE Whammos 49 35
Team 2 48 36
4 Beacons 40 40
Fiesta Food Store 33 51
St. Joe Paper Co. 25 59
Team 8 24 60

Wed. Night Ladies' League
Highland View Superette
moved, back into first place
after a long absence. Ann
Brooks (sub) paced the Super-
ettes to a four game sweep
over St. Joe Furniture with a
454 series. Bertha Clayton
rolled a 180 game and a 466
series for the Furniture team.
The.Alley Kats and Pate's
tangled on lanes three and
four and the Alley Kats came
out on top winning four games.
Elanor Williams was high
bowler for the Kats with a 470
series. Norma Hobbs, also of
the Kats, had a 195 game.
Peggy Heacock led Pate's

with a 443 series.
Florida Bank also swept all
four Wednesday making the
Play Girls its victim. Christine
Lightfoot was high bowler for
the Bank with a 471 series.
Syndey Taylor paced the Play
Girls with a 396 series.
C & G and Pepsi Cola met on
lanes one and two. Janet
Murphy had a 171 game and a
411 series to lead them in a
four game sweep. Toby Gray
rolled a 358 series for Pepsi
Standings: W L
Superettes 62 22
St. Joe Furniture 60% 23%
Alley Kats 53 31
Pate's 39 45
Florida Bank 39 45
C&G 31 53
Pepsi Cola 29% 541/
Play Girls 22 62

Thursday Nite Ladies' League
The Thursday Nite Ladies'
League met in action on
February 17
Red Hot Mamas took four
games from Tomlinson Ab-
stract, on lanes one and two.
Ginnie Whitfield led Red Hot
Mamas with a 132 game and

i Port St. Joe

I School Lunch


Port St. Joe High School
Lunchroom Menus
Monday, Feb. 28
Pizza, hamburger with bun,
French fries, string beans,
lettuce, tomato, pickles, may-
onnaise, catsup, fruit cup,
Tuesday, March 1
Roast beef with noodles,
hamburger with bun, English
peas with carrots, French
fries, lettuce, tomato, pickles,
mayonnaise, catsup, peaches
with cookies, rolls, milk.
Wednesday, March 2
Cheeseburger with bun,
chili with beans, cole slaw,
French fries, lime jello,
crackers, milk.
S Thursday, March 3
Creamed chicken on rice,
hamburger with bun, French
fries, lettuce, tomato, pickles,
green butter beans, peanut
butter chews, bread, rolls,
Friday, March 4
Hoagie burger, whole kernel

corn, potato chips, cinnamon
rolls, milk.

Port St. Joe Elementary and
Highland View Elementary
Lunchroom Menus
Monday, Feb. 28
Pizza, string beans, potato
chips, tomato slice, fruit cup,
Tuesday, March 1
Roast beef with noodles,
English peas with carrots,
tossed salad, peaches with
cookies, rolls, milk.
Wednesday, March 2 '
Cheeseburger with bun, cole
slaw, green limas, lime jello,
Thursday, March3
Creamed chicken on ripe,
green butter beans, tossed
salad, peanut butter chews,
rolls, bread, milk.
Friday, March 4
Hoagie burger, whole kernel
corn, French fries, cinnamon

Sharks Wind Up

Season With

12-8 Record

Port St. Joe's Sharks wound
up their cage season Monday
night in winning fashion, de-
feating the Apalachicola
Sharks 66-47.
The Sharks had lost to
Rickards of Tallahassee, 77-69
last Friday night..
The Sharks ended their reg-
ular season with 12 wins and
eight losses.
The Sharks suffered a rough
middle half in their game
against the Redskins last Fri-
day and couldn't make up the
deficit in the first and last
periods. Trailing 32-24 at half-
time, the Sharks fell even
farther behind in the third
period, then came back with a
29 point production in the last
John. Thomas scored 25

Painting Course

Is Offered
Learning to Paint with Oils
and Acrylics, a non-credit
short course, will be offered in
Apalachicola beginning
March 9.
This six-week course will
meet each Wednesday from
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mrs, Jeanne
McDermott will serve as in-
structor. Cost of the course is
For further information con-
cerning this self-supportive
community service course,
contact the Office of Continu-
ing Education, 769-1551.

points to pace the Sharks
while Raymond Rogers had 13
and Sidney Nixon 11.
James Dukes led the Red-
skins with 21 points.
Score by quarters:
Port St. Joe 10 14 16 29-69
Rickards 9 23 24 21-77
PORT ST. JOE-Thomas,
12-1-25; Nixon, 3-5-11; Rogers,
6-1-13; Lawrence, 2-1-5; Riley,
1-3-5; Fennell, 1-0-2; Larry,
RICKARDS-Neal, 3-0-6;
Tookes, 0-0-0; Dyreson, 5-1-11;
Davis, 0-0-0; Fitz, 0-1-1; Bur-
nette, 0-0-0; Stephens, 3-1-7;
Dukes, 9-3-21; Williams, 9-1-
19; Mitchell, 5-2-12.

Monday night's 66-47 win
over the Apalachicola Sharks
ended the regular season for
the Sharks with the exception
of the play-offs which get
under way this week end.:
The Sharks jumped off to a
22-11 lead in the first period,
and with the exception of a
second period which saw only
four points scored for the
Sharks, went on to an easy
victory over their Franklin
County counterparts.
Robert Thomas led the
Sharks with his 22 points and
Sidney Nixon added 16, in. the
winning effort. Tim Davis led
Apalachicola with 12 markers.
Score by quarters:
Port St. Joe 22 4 12 28-66
Apalachicola 11 13 9 14-47
PORT ST. JOE-Thomas,
10-2-22; Nixon, 7-2-16; Rogers,
2-2-6; Lawrence, 1-1-3; Riley,
1-0-2; Fennell, 0-2-2; Roberts,
2-3-7; Larry 4-0-8.
1-3-5; Joseph, 2-1-5; Wils6n,
4-2-10; Davis, 5-2-12; Brewer,
4-1-9; Lorick, 2-0-4; Walker,

368 series. Pam Barbee bowl-
ed a 131 game and 362 series
for Tomlinson.
On lanes three and four,
Bowen's Cow Girls won three
games from Surefoots. Pat
Hutchinson led Cow Girls with
a 142 game and Lou McDon-
nell a 372 series. Rhonda Gain-
ous bowled a 123 game and 346
series for Surefoots.
On lanes five and six, Ren-
fro won three games from
Loonies. Bertha Clayton bowl-
ed a 166 game and 467 series
for Renfro. Connie Ross had a
150 game and 394 series for
On lanes seven and eight,
Ralph and Henry's won three
games from H. V. Motors.
Sheila Stoutamire led Ralph
and Henry's with a 158 game
and 411 series. Donna Roberts
(sub) bowled a 154 game and
409 series for H. V. Motors.
Standings: W L
Renfro 67/2 16%
Ralph & Henry's 63 21
H. V. MOtors 501 331
Loonies 48 36
Bowen's Cow Girls 44 40
Red Hot Mamas 27 57
Surefoots 2 63
Tomlinson Abstract 15 69

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