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: April 14, 1977
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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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






The Gulf County Commis-.
sion decided Tuesday morning
to fold its tent and evacuate
the campground of thUNorth-
west Florida Planning and
Advisory Council, following
the lead of Bay and Walton
counties. The Commission had
been considering the move for

While other people in the
area were busily planting
gardens Saturday, the Gulf
County Sheriff's Department
was busily harvesting one.
The Department was plucking
some 250 marijuana plants
from the ground, which some-
one had so lovingly and care-
fully planted some three or
four weeks previous.
Sheriff Ken Murphy said the
marijuana farm was discov-
ered about three weeks ago by
St. Joe Paper Company for-
esters, working in a fertiliza-
tion operation near Over-
street. Murphy said the plants
were carefully cultivated and
planted in an area with some
planted pines about two miles
north of Overstreet and about
100 yards off the highway. The
young plants had grown to
4 some six to 10 inches high
during the three weeks they
were being surveyed by the
Sheriff's Department.
S Murphy said that while his
Deputies watched the patch
periodically during the past
three weeks, they were never
able to catch anyone on the
scene. "Since the stuff was
getting near maturity, we
decided we had better pull it
up before someone sneaked in
and collected it", the Sheriff
Sheriff Murphy estimated
the plants would be worth
$8,000 to $10,000 on the street
after the plants, planted over
a quarter acre area, were
harvested. "These guys were
smart", Murphy said, "They
planted the stuff in an area
which St. Joe Paper was

at least a month, but a
meeting held in Marianna
Monday, in which it was
revealed that NWFPAC was
$200,000 in debt and going
deeper in debt every week, the
Commission decided they
would end the county's rela-
tionship with that organiza-

fertilizing by aerial applica-
tion, so they not only had free'
w -

The Commission officially
ended their association with
NWFPAC by letter, written by
Chairman Everette Owens to
Governor Reubin Askew and
the association, severing the
Owens letter stated that the

cultivation for their crop, they
also had free fertilization".

Mac White, left, and Sheriff Ken Murphy examine some
of the marijuana plants being cultivated in a plot at
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Commission wishes to become
a member of a smaller asso-
ciation and petitioned the
state to form the Coastal
Regional Planning Council
with Walton, Bay, Gulf and
Franklin counties as mem-
In his letter, Owens pointed
out that the four counties had
"like interests, the same vis-
ual features and the .same
While Owens letter called
for the new association to be
formed, the Marianna meet-
ing had it pointed out by
William Henderson, deputy
secretary of the Florida De-
partment of Administration
that all member counties (in-
cluding those who have dropp-
ed out) are responsible for the
debt of NWFPAC and that
another Council will not be
formed until the debt is paid.
Henderson's words carried
considerable weight since the
lion's portion of the funding
for such associations is from
state and federal sources.
Jerry Gates, the county's
finance officer attended the
meeting in Marianna.Monday
and reported to the Commis-
sion that, "in addition to the
debt of $200,000, the NWFPAC
has borrowed $50,000 from
banks". Gates said a lot of
unanswered questions were
raised at the meeting includ-
ing, "How can they do this?"
Gates warned the Commis-
sion that Bay County is still
looking for a weighted vote in
any new association. "The
reason they pulled out of!.
NWFPAC was not because
they were going into debt, but
because they i t they did not
have power influence in
the organizat ", Gates said.
It may just Pe an exercise in
futility to. do so, but Otis
Davis, Ji-:, made a motion to
endorse Owens' letter, pull out
of NWFPAC and declare that
Gulf County is not responsible
,for the outstanding debts of
the organization, "We paid
our share for their representa-
tion", Davis said. "We met
our obligation with the NWF-
PAC and that ends our respon-
sibility", he said. Mr. Hender-
son, representing the state,
feels otherwise.
The entire board voted for

- Davis' motion with the excep-
tion of Leo Kennedy who said
he felt a new organization
should also include Wakulla
and Jefferson counties.
In a related item of busi-
ness, the Commission had a

letter from Barry Boswell,
director of NWFPAC inviting
the Board to a workshop to be
sponsored by the organization
to discuss area county prob-
lems with meeting state solid
waste disposal guidelines.

You're Never Too Old

to Try Something New
In this day and age, one would think that almost
everyone has flown at some time in their life. Maybe almost
everyone has, but pioneer resident and octagenarian "Miss

The Commission ratified its
actions of t0 days ago when it
agreed, in a joint meeting with
the City Commission of Port
St. Joe, county doctors and
county ambulance service di-

rectors to participate in fi-
nancing full-time emergency
medical service at Municipal
Tuesday's vote was the
same as that at the meeting-
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Zola" Maddox has never, in her words, "had my feet off the
ground". She remedied that situation Saturday, by taking a
30-minute ride in a helicopter. Miss Zola mounted the
helicopter at St. Joe Beach and was. chauffered over the
beaches area for about 30 minutes. When she landed, Miss
Zola was bubbling over about "those little ants, doll houses
and match boxes" down on the ground. Miss Zola must have
liked her first experience in the air because she said she was
ready to go again. -Star photo

Two Candidates File for One Office

Two prospective candidates
have already qualified for
election in the City's up-
coming primary election in
May, according to City Clerk

Play Ball!

The Dixie Youth Baseball season opened here in Port St.
Joe Monday afternoon, with play in progress in all three
baseball fields in Forrest Park at one time.
The Dixie Youth program here in Port St. Joe provides a
recreational outlet for more than 200 boys between the ages
of eight and 15 each summer and is manned by volun-
While the older boys get serious about the game, the
younger boys, part of whom are shown here in first day
photographs, just dig in and enjoy themselves. So do the
parents, they seem to have as much fun as do the youngsters.

Michael Wright.
Both candidates have filed
their qualification papers in
one Commission group, Group
II. Also up for election this
year is Commission Group I
and the Mayor-Commission
Sammie K. Williams, of 1805
Marvin Avenue became the
first to file his qualification
papers, announcing his can-
didacy for City Commission
Group II.
Williams is employed by. the
St. Joseph Telephone and Tel-
ephone and Telegraph Com-
pany. He is a graduate of
Georgia Southwestern with a
BS Degree in Business Admin-
The other candidate for

Group II is the incumbent,
Wesley R. Ramsey, who quali-
fied Tuesday to seek a second

Ramsey is publisher of The
Star and has been a resident of
Port St. Joe for 31 years. He is
just completing his first term

Unfair Labor Charges Dismissed

The City of Port St. Joe had
several unfair labor charges
filed against the City dismis-
sed this past week by the
Public Employee Relations
Council. There were several
unfair labor practices filed
against the City, with the
over-riding charge being one
which stated the City was
failing to negotiate in good
PERC dismissed all charges
as having no basis. Though the

City has not been notified in'
writing of the dismissal, they
have been notified by tele-
phone that the charges have
been dropped.
PERC will now review a:
petition which has been filed
by a group of City employees
to decertify the bargaining
unit of Laborors Union 1306
and examine the possible
grounds for calling a new
election among City em-

Hospital Board Employs

Emergency Room Doctors


This young Dixie Leaguer, playing in his first game, is
the virtual spirit of Dixie League. He's alert and ready for
anything which comes his way. -Star photos

The Hospital Board of Municipal Hospital
took final steps at their regular meeting
Tuesday night to provide full emergency
room coverage at the institution.
Board chairman, Gerald Sullivan pre-
sented a plan which had been worked
up by administrator David Dunham, in which
physicians stationed at Tyndall Air Force
Base will cover the emergency room around
the clock from 5:30 Friday afternoon through
6:30 Monday morning for a fee. Dunham had
arranged for the services-of three physicians
to cover the service for three week ends, a
month and Dr. P. V. Poonai, a local physician
will perform the service the remaining week
end during the month. The three contrasted
physicians will alternate, with one doctor on
the scene each week end.
Emergency coverage during the week
at night, will be provided by local doctors
alternating their services.
Dunham said the contracted doctors will
begin their service this week end, which will
make constant medical care available at the
hospital during the week end and provisions
for a doctor to be in service during an
emergency during week nights.
When the hospital governing board was

notified by local doctors that they would no
longer be able to provide full coverage for the"
emergency room as of April 1, the governing
board immediately began to search -for
doctors to perform the service and enlisted
the aid of the County to help pay for the extra
At Tuesday's meeting, a suggestion was
made to hire a Physician's Assistant to care
for the service under the sponsorship of two
local doctors. Dr. P. V. Poonai argued against
the plan as "being a backward step". Doctors
Wayne Hendrix and Shirley Simpson had
agreed to sponsor the PA, to help the hospital
keep its emergency service open.
Arrangements had been made for either
the PA or the doctors from Tyndall to begin
work in the emergency service. The govern-
ing board opted to employ the physicians as
opposed to the Physician's Assistant.
Emergency room service during the day,
during regular doctor office hours is being.
covered full time by Dr. P. V. Poonai, who
maintains an office in the hospital.
This problem seemed almost insur-
mountable two months ago, but the hospital is
now able to offer better emergency room
service than it ever has in the past.

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Should We or

Shouldn't We?

The state seems to be dividing
:up into two camps: one camp would
restore at least a part of the present
Capitol building to a point in past
history and the other camp would
-:tear it down in deference to the new
Capitol building which is nearing
S A number of people would tear
down a portion of the Capitol
? building and restore it to its former
: appearance as sort of a museum.
v Some would restore it to its appear-
H ance in 1902 and others would leave
. what was there in 1923.
S With so many different facades
- in the past history of the Capitol
building, we can hardly see the
Historic significance of maintaining
Sthe old building.
We are told two things: we are
Told that the old building, including

L No Longer.

With no disrespect to Andrew
Young, our U.S. Ambassador to the
SU.N., he must have a larger mouth
Show than he had the day he first
assumed his national post in gov-
ernment. As many times as he has
found his foot crammed firmly in his
:* mouth, it could not have helped but
stretch it a bit, at least.
S Young's latest faux pas was to
i blurt out to a British interviewer
:that his nation "almost invented
racism". If you are a private
individual, you might voice such
Thoughts and get away with them.
When you represent an entire na-
: tion, one should watch what he says
More carefully. If he can't control
his temper or his outbursts of
accusations, he should voluntarily
*'beome a private citizen again so he
eon say what he pleases, when he

the dome, has been cutup and added
to so many times as to actually be
dangerous. We are told, also, that it
will cost $13 millUa to renovate it.
Based on past experience, by the
time this $13 milkipjis spent, it will
add up to nearer $26 million.
What we haven't been told is
that it will cost an additional several
million dollars a year to maintain,
operate and pay utilities on the
building if it is renovated and kept as
a museum, sight-seeing attraction, a
usable building or whatever.
We feel the state would be
money ahead and not miss one thing
in the future in the way of esthetic
beauty or nostalgic history if the
building is torn down and the state
moved to the new Capitol as it was
intended at the inception of the new
Capitol plan.

A Preacher

One thing Mr. Young did do that
not many politicians have done
lately, was to apologize for his
remark to the British Ambassador
Ivor Richard.
Richard reprimanded Young by
reminding him, "'you should know
that you are no longer a congress-
man or a preacher".
Richard was,,restrained in his
Ambassador Richard could also
have reminded Young that racism
has been a part of man's way of
living ever since there has been
different races and that the practice
isn't limited to any nation, state or
hemisphere. That' doesn't make it
right or wrong; it's merely the way
it is.

jSenator Chiles' Assistant

SWill Listen to Problems

S"f you are experiencing
-difficulties with a federal
:agency and are frustrated
:about what to do, we will help
Zyou get your problems

HRS Wants

to Expand

: A town meeting will be
:sponsored by the Department
:pf health and Rehabilitative
~,~erices in Port St. Joe to
invite local citizenry partici-
5ation in identifying unmet
:human services needs of Gulf
SThis is an effort on the part
;of HRS to provide appropriate
and improved services to the
,eligible clients in this area.
SThe meeting is scheduled
jor Thursday, April 21, at 7:30
.in the County Commission
'Room at the Gulf County
-Courthouse here in Port St.

straightened out."
With this comment Senator
Chiles urges citizens of Gulf
County to get in touch with his
assistant, Bo Johnson, when



Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege is presently trying to
establish an Extension Center
at Apalachicola. A meeting
will be held Monday, April 18
at 6:00 p.m. at. Apalachicola
High School to work out a
course schedule.
Anyone interested in enroll-
ing in any courses should
attend the meeting, and re-
commend the type of courses
that he or she desires. In order
to best serve the needs of the
area, prospective students
should state their particular
course needs.

he visits this area on Tuesday,
April 18th.
He will be in Port St. Joe
from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.
in the County Commissioner's
Room of the Gulf County
Johnson will be in Wewa-
hitchka from 2:30 p.m. until
3:30 p.m. in the City Hall.
"I know many people have
delays and mixups with Social
Security, Medicare, Veteran's
Administration, Workmen's
Compensation and other areas
of federal government and
many times we are able to
assist. Often, we deal directly
with the agencies in Washing-
ton and slice through the red
tape or the breakdown in
communications. I hope peo-
ple will drop by to talk with Bo
about their problems or to
express their views on current
legislation," the Senator no-
The Senator's North Florida
office is in the U.S. Post Office
and Courthouse Building,
Room 24 110 East Park
Avenue, Tallahassee. Phone -

Mrs. Sharon Gaskin
county elected not to partici-
pate in the program this year.
Selection of the Gulf County
candidate was a difficult pro-
cess for all three are outstand-
ing teachers who consistently
demonstrate superior ability
to inspire love of learning in
their students.
In the 1975-76 school year,
her first year of teaching,
Mrs. Gaskin gave added di-
mension to the physical edu-
cation at Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary School by introducing a
perceptual motor develop-
ment program and the station
concept of teaching. Also, she
organized and taught a coun-
ty-wide gynmastic- )program
for primary, intermediate,
and advanced students.
Transferring to Wewahitch-
ka High School in September
1976, she became the first fully
qualified woman physical edu-
cation instructor to join its
faculty. During the current
school year she has given
greater status to women's
athletics by coaching varsity
sports for girls. In addition to
setting high standards for
team sports, she has stressed
the importance of developing
individual skills for lifetime
recreational activities and
physical fitness. She has or-
ganized and implemented an
electives-type physical educa-
tion program and has written
outlines for all her course
The Teacher of the Year
program does not attempt to
single out any individual as
'the best teacher but to honor



THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY. APRIL 14, 19771

one who is representative 6f
all good teachers, From the-,
county nominations received
by Commissioner of Educa-
tion Ralph Turlington, one
individual will be chosen Flor-
ida Teacher of the Year 1978
and will become the state's
candidate for National Teach-
er of the Year honors. The
national program is sponsored
by the Council of Chief State
School Officers, Encyclopedia
Britanica Company, and Lad-
ies Home Journal.

Urged to Plant Gardens

As grocery prices continue
to spiral, food stamp recipi-
ents are being advised to
increase their purchasing po-
wer by planting vegetable

"Not all recipients have a
garden spot, of course," said
Edward W. Davidson, South-
east regional food stamp di-

rector, "but those who are so
lucky can certainly make
their coupons last longer by
growing vegetables."

Davidson reminded reci-
pients that they can use their
food stamps to purchase gar-
den seed and plants. In fact,
he added, these are the only
two nonfood items that can be

legally purchased with food
Those interested in planting
vegetable gardens were ad-
vised to contact their county
extension agents for details.
Not only will the office provide
anyone with information on
growing vegetables, but also
bulletins on all phases of

Apalachicola Bridge Damaged

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The John Gorrie bridge, spanning the Apalachicola River between
Apalachicola and Carrabelle, has been closed to truck traffic indefinitely
by DOT officials. A semi-truck, with an hydraulic auger sitting on back,
struck the bridge Tuesday causing extensive damage to the drawbridge
span. The auger was too tall and became entangled in the overhead span,
bending both the span and the auger.
4 Both marine traffic and vehicular traffic are affected, as the bridge
V is only able to open at certain times, and now has a load capacity of 6,000
pounds. The 41-year old drawbridge will be opened for marine traffic only
between 8:00-9:00 a.m. and 12:30-1:30 p.m. "It's not opening the bridge
that disturbs us but getting it closed," said Spangenberg, district mainte-
nance engineer for DOT. "It's like handling a dozen eggs."
Flagmen will direct traffic 24 hours a day on the one lane of traffic
'which is open.
SSpangenberg said the bridge was damaged "critically", and declined
to estimate the date the bridge would be repaired or the monetary value
of the damage. An unofficial DOT estimate set the amount in excess of


of the

Mrs. Sharon Tillman Gas-
kin, physical education in-
structor at Wewahitchka High
School, has been selected as
Gulf County's Teacher of the
Year according to School Su-
perintendent Walter Wilder.
Mrs. Gaskin, who formerly
taught at Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary School, was one of three
nominees from the county.
The final selection was made
by a district-wide screening
committee composed of per-
sonnel representing each
school in the county.
Nominees included Mrs.
Gaskin, Miss Catherine Ram-
sey, English teacher at Port
St. Joe High School, and
Herman Jones, science teach-
er at Highland View Elemen-
tary School. Two schools in the


What is a poor fellow to do?
Over the past years we have been bombard-
ed with "evidence" that this and that causes
cancer. Don't stay out in the sun too long, it may
cause cancer: this admonition to the people of a
state which makes a pretty good living selling
sunshine to those without it. Then we had various
scares of cancer agents in various foods, from
cranberry sauce to sugar substitutes, including
charcoaled steaks, tuna fish and red food dye.
I had almost made up my mind to just go to
bed and stay there to avoid the various dangers
from cancer. I sure didn't want it and I guess
those who have it didn't particularly want it
either. But, if I were to go to bed and isolate
myself from the world, surely cancer would pass
me by and I would die from something easy like
a heart attack, kidney failure, or some puch
"easy" disease.
Now, even that safeguard from cancer has
been taken away. A story in the papers the other
day said pajamas may cause cancer. What's a
fellow to do? I'm now convinced that just about
anything can cause cancer. I appreciate the
warning, but it certainly didn't do my peace of
mind one bit of good.

Governor Reubin Askew has taken on a new
tack to get his extra penny added to the state
sales tax. Like a boxer, he has found a soft spot
and has started pounding away with jabs and
The Governor now says that the money for
improving the impossible roads which dot
northwest Florida can only be financed by
adding a penny to the sales tax. Since the roads
in the remainder of the state seem to be in pretty
good shape, I can't help but wonder how we ever
financed them with our former meagre re-
It might be that Gulf County is a pawn in the
Governor's plan to get his extra penny levied this
year. Two weeks ago, the Department of
Transportation announced that a new bridge
would be built over the canal at Overstreet,
replacing an ancient wooden floating bridge. The
new bridge is scheduled to be built some time in
late 1978 or early 1979.
Along with the, Governor's blackmail of
better roads tied to the extra sales tax levy was a
hint of the need for new and refurbished bridges
in the F1handle. Could it be that the Overstreet
bridge l be wiped out if the extra penny isn't
approve for the sales tax? Have we been
tantalized with a carrot on a string? It will be
interesting to wait and see.

Another candidate for sales tax levies are

advertising by all media and other services such
as doctor's calls and appointments, lawyer fees,
rent, etc.; services which we had normally come
to consider as tax free.
The Florida Press Association put out a big
bulletin on this tax, naturally, and I saw
editorials against the tax all over this area in
some member newspapers, suggested by the
FPA to fight the idea.
It would probably be hard to drum up much
opposition to sales tax levies being placed
against advertising merely because such an act
would give outside publications, such as mailers,
magazines, out-of-state newspapers, and so
forth, an unfair advantage over Florida-based
advertising media. Not many people would
identify with this situation even though they
would eventually be paying the tax through
increased prices of goods to cover the advertis-
ing tax. The advertising will generate its own
income to pay the bill through increased
business; the advertising sales tax would not.
When it comes to paying tax on a visit to the
doctor's office, a stay in the hospital, a piece of
surgery performed, services of a lawyer and
other trade specialists, it gets right down to a
personal thing with a lot of people. Because of
this, we predict that the tax will not pass.

Candy ads are now being attacked by the
people who would censor television as being
harmful to children. They seem to think there is
something inherently bad about, pointing out to a
child that candy tastes good. Those people who
have nothing else to do except think up such
trivia as this might be interested in knowing that
my eight-month-old grandson already knows
that candy is good, and he hasn't even started
watching television yet. He'll eat all he can get.

Television ads for candy don't convince a
child to purchase candy; they merely make the
child come to a decision as to whose candy he
will buy.
Surely these people can find something
better to occupy their attention.

Big league' baseball has started another
season, with even more millionaires playing the
game. It used to be that we watched the games
and thought we were watching someone who just
happened to get paid pretty good for doing
something he liked to do above everything else ..
.play baseball. Now, it takes some of the
adventure out of the game when we realize that
were it not for a million bucks paid over a period
of time, many of the better ball players may very
well be doing just what we do for a living.

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 1977


Funeral Services Held

Saturday for A. S. Chason

Ary Sheffer Chason, 76, a
resident of 307 20th St., died
Friday morning, April 8, in
Bay Memorial Hospital after a
brief illness. Mr. Chason was a
native of Libery County, a
long-time resident of Gulf
County, and was employed
with Apalachicola Northern
Railroad from 1920 until his


Services for

T. L. Mincey
Funeral services for .Mr.
Thomas L. Mincey, 69 of
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
who died last Thursday in
Oklahoma City were held at
the graveside in Holly Hill
Cemetery Wednesday after-
noon at 4:00 p.m. with Rev.
Bill Willson officiating.
Mr. Mincey was a native of
Sylvania, Ga. and had been a
resident of Oklahoma City for
-the past 12 years. He is
survived by a daughter, Mrs.
Margaret Moore and a grand-
daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Bixler.

retirement in 1970. He was
telegraph operator, express
agent and freight agent at
Survivors include: his wife,
Mrs. Susie Chason of Port St.
Joe; a daughter, Mrs. Juanita
Mull of Lindale, Ga.; a son,
Williston L. Chason of Port St.
Joe; a foster son, Woodrow W.
Green of Dorchester, S. C.;
seven grandchildren; and a
sister, Mrs. Iduma Sumner of
Funeral services were held
at 4:00 p.m. Saturday at the
First United Methodist
Church, with the Rev. Johnie
McCurdy officiating. Inter-
ment followed in the family
plot of Holly Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Fun-
eral Home of Port St. Joe.

J. W. Willis

Is Taken

by Death

both of Port St. Joe. Funeral services for John
St. Clair Funeral Hoine of W. Willis, 66, of Port St. Joe,
Port St. Joe was in charge of who died Friday afternoon,
all arrangementswere held Monday afternoon'
all arrangements. at 3:00 p.m. in the First
SBaptist Church. Rev. Billy E.
Mrs. Gentry Heaton officiated at the ser-
vices. Interment followed in'
Died April 5 Holly Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Willis was a native of
In Calhoun BBlakely, Ga., and had.been a
resident of Port St. Joe for the
Mrs. Lermend Gentry, 84,a past 40 years, moving here
resident of Graceville, died from Donalsonville, Ga. He
April 5 in Calhoun General was a veteran of WWII and a
Hospital. Mrs. Gentry was a member of the First Baptist
native of Florida, a long-time Church.
resident of Graceville. Survivors include: a son,
Survivors include her John W. Willis, Jr. of Colum-
daughter-in-law, Mrs. Juanita bus, S. C.; two daughters,
Gentry of White City; two Mrs. Don Demsky and Mrs.
grandsons, Monty Gentry of Connie Evans, both of Garden
White City and Albert Gentry City, Michigan; one brother,
of Kingman, Arizona; and R. E. Willis of Donalsonville,
several great grandchildren. Ga.; four sisters, Mrs. Lois
Funeral services were held Thomas of Donalsonville, Ga.,
at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April Mrs. E. J. Rich, Sr., Mrs.
7, at Comforter Funeral Home Sally Hill and Mrs. Myrtle
Chapel with Elder Gene Mel- Davis, all of Port St. Joe; and
vin of the Church of Latter five grandchildren.
Day.Saints, officiating. Inter- ISt. Clair Funeral Home of
ment followed in the family: Port St. Joe was in charge of
plot of Holly Hill Cemetery. all'a rangements.

Revival Starts Monday

The White City Baptist
Church extended an invitation
this week to everyone in this
area to attend their revival
services which will begin Mon-
day of next week and continue
through Friday. Services will
be held at 7:30 p.m., each
Rev. Don Smith, Pastor of

lot of them, 41 in fact. The four spent their
I; sh for Su per second day of holiday from school fishing in
Their "secret hole". From left are: DeWayne
These young men may not have a string Brant, Tim Harvey, Bob Jones and Stan
of exceptionally large fish, but they did have a Brant. -Star photo

NMM Ward withU. S. Sixth Fleet

Navy Machinists Mate First
Class Roland L. Ward, son of
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Ward
of Wewahitchka, participated
in the U.S. Sixth Fleet opera-
tion, "National Week XXII".
He is a crew member

Gulf Bond Sale

Behind Goal

aboard the replenishment oil-
er USS Kalamazoo, home
ported in Mayport.
"National Week XXII" was
an eighty-day exercise involv-
ing more than 30 Sixth Fleet
ships, 18 aircraft squadrons
and a Marine battalion land-
ing team. The exercise includ-
ed simulated combat opera-

tions, emphasizing anti-
submarine and air defense,
amphibious warfare End lo-
gistics support elements at
The exercise took place in
the Tyrrhenian and 'Ionian
Seas, near Sicily.
He joined the Navy in April

the Cove Baptist Church in
Panama City will be the
evangelist and Stanley Young
Minister of Music of the First
Baptist Church will be direct-
ing the music.
The pastor of the church,
Rev. B. P. Koelle, says the
church extends an invitation
to everyone to attend.

A nursery will be provided
for small children.

The longest cave in the world
is in Kentucky. It is the Flint-
Mammoth cave system, 144
miles long.

NAPA has been providing top quality
vehicle parts for over 50 years. Besides
long experience and a reputation for
quality, NAPA offers you something
more-the expertise of its count-
er people. 9
People behind NAPA counters, un-
like those at mass merchandisers and
discount stores, are trained to give you
friendly and courteous advice on every-
thing from simple adjustments to major
repairs., ALM
So, if you seek advice as well as top-
quality parts, visit your local NAPA 4NAPAI
store. The person behind the NAPA
counter knows.


St. Joe Auto Parts, Inc.
Phone 227-2141 201 Long Ave.

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Show for

ST'he Wewahitchka Branch of
Sth American Cancer Society
SisAponsoring a Talent Show on
Thursday evening, April 28th,
,_ati 7:30 p.m. (CST) in the
"WNiwahitchka High School
.',Cdmmons, with Tom Hipps,
"'well-known TV personality
frCm Panama City, as Master
otCeremonies. Refreshments
wtjl be provided by the Wewa-
1itchka Woman's Club ,and
.Wewahitchka JayCettes.
All proceeds from this show
w wl go to the 1977 Cancer Fund
D'ive. The theme for this
Sypr's drive is "I Care"-so
: siow that you care by coming
.b.t and supporting this very
worthy cause. The entertain-
mqent will be great, so an
egoyable evening is pro-
nrised, stated the Cancer
' tickets will be on sale soon
ayd will be $5.00 for adult
couples and $1.50 for children.
ticketss may also be pur-
ciased at the door.



THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 1977

Miss Marion Britt and Michael

Wayne White United In Marriage

If your lawn looks like the .
.t of a World War II movie,
tnen now is the time to begin.
fAnd to aid you in your re-
s~oration, Landscaping for
homeowners a non-credit \
-ort course will begin at Gulf Mi
^oast Community College Candlelight vows uniting
Thursday April 21. Miss Marion Joyce Britt and
'This five-week course will Michael Wayne White were
rleet each Thursday from 7-9 exchanged iri theFirst Baptist
p1m. in Room Ill of the Church of Port St. Joe. The
Science Building. The instruc- Wedding was an event of
tIr is Howard Gray, a noted Saturday, March 5, and was
hlcal landscaper. performed by the Rev. Billy
iHeaton, pastor of the church.
SCost of the course is $12. Candlelight and sonia roses
Anyone interested in this self- formed the major decorative
sapportivecommunity service interest banked with stan-
cburse should contact the dards of mixed spring flowers.
4Cfice of Continuing Educa- Focal points were the tree
n, 769-1551. candelabpas Which held burn-
.ma ." ::-. ',/ :.. :
inda Ann Wade-

-aniel Miller Engaged
-WA, Nellie Ann Wade has their pastor, Rev. Claude E.
altnoun'ed the engagement McGill, officiating.
approacmgi fIl5arriage of No local invitations are
daughter, Ann being sent, but all friends and
"Runnie" to Dahiel J. er, relatives are invited to attend.
s& of the late Mr. and Mi'
Dovle J. Millerof Port St. Joe. ",
Mjss Wade is also the daugh-
ti of the late Lindsay Wade.
aduate ot Wewahitchka
IQgh School a id a recent
gt~duate of Florida State Uni-
v.grsity, where she. received
1i1 B A. in crimriinology.
iler fiance is a graduate of
l~rt St. Joe High School, and
ii:employed with Basic Mag-
rjsia. Inc.
lThe couple will be joined in
niarriage on Friday, May 27,
S7:00 p.m. at the Glad
d1lings Assembly of God
urch in Wewahitchka, with

garden Club
eet Linda Ani Wade .
Meeting f

Nhe Port St. Joe Garden
C~ib will meet today at 3:00 C Us
,n. at the Garden Center on
Eighth Street. On the business
agenda will be the reading of $
t4 by laws of the organiza- it he
ti h Also slated will be the
section of a new slate of
6diicers for the upcoming r th -
.Aear. Those elected will be or e d
ifitalled in ceremonies during
tz May meeting. Cabinet Hardv
f tlembers are requested to
tirng floral arrangements Self-closing
3ng spring flowers currently
b 6ming in their yards and Door Pulls
f$-densA Visitors are extend- Drawer Slid
eZ an especial invitation to
~end and to join the club.

Iharon Wood -

hn Adams C
Ir. and Mrs. Elmo Ford of
6ort St. Joe announce the
marriage of their daughter,
aronWood, to John Quincy
,lams, on Saturday, April 9. G Ie Wl i
fMr. Adams is the son of Mrs.
Mildred E. Adams and the late i
led C. Adams of Clearwater. Highway 71
Rn e couple is residing in
Tallahassee. ,~sy-- + .w.-' s.n s.". m $,

r. and Mrs. Michael Wayne White

ing ivory tapers. Family pews
were marked with white satin
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Britt.
The bridegroom is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Louie Wayne
White, all of Port St. Joe.
SBilly Rich of Port St. Joe,
organist, provided nuptial se-
lections.throughout the cere-
The bride, escorted to the
altar by her father, was
eegant p a, formal wedding
gbwn ofcandlelight silk or-
ganza designed by Queen Fit.
The bodice and sheer yoke
with Victorian neckling fea-
tured lace appliques and scal-
loped imported dainty peau d'
Veniselace interspersed with
tiny bidal pearls. The billowy
shepherdess sleeves were en-
hanced with a wide band of the
lace and pearls. Appliques of
lace and pearls were lavishly
scattered over the skirt and a
ruffle of the lace bordered the
hemline extending into a Ca-
thedral' train. Her exquisite

veil of English illusion edged
with the lace and attached to a
satin Camelot cap intricately
worked lace and pearl motifs.
She carried a cascade of
candlelight roses, tulips and
stephanotis, with flowing
white satin ribbon streamers.
Mrs. Ruby Sue Knox of Port
St. Joe served as matron of
honor. Serving the bride as
bridesmaids were Mrs. Ralph
Roberson of Port St. Joe, Miss
Joy Parker of Tallahassee,.
and Miss Corine Moody of,
Panama :City.. :Miss Stacey
Tharpe served' s' junior'
The attendants wore identi-
cally designed formal gowns
of chiffon in rainbow colors.
The bodice of the dresses were
overlaid with a double cape
effect that outlined a deepJ
rounded neckline. The skirt:
was highlighted with three
tiers of chiffon and fell from a
softly sashed highrise waist-
line. Each carried three long
stemmed candlelight roses
with ivory ribbon and babys

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Sthe members of the

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

C ner 20th St. & Marvin
\ For information
\ call 229-6969
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les Bath TopS

Leslie Wilder served as
flower girl and Stephen White,
brother of the groom, served
as rirgbearer.
Wayne White of Port St. Joe
served his son as best man.
Groomsmen were Gregg
Knox, Gary White, brother of
the groom, Mac White, uncle
of the groom, all of Port St.
Joe and Charles Britt, brother
of the bride of Panama City.
Mrs. Britt chose for her
daughters wedding a full
length pink gown featuring a
matching jacket. To accent
her ensemble she was pre-
sented a corsage of candle-
light sweetheart roses.
Mrs. White, mother .of the
groom wore a dress of apricot
with a matching jacket. The
dress was accented with a
corsage of candlelight roses.
Immediately following the
ceremony, the brides parents
hosted a reception in the social
hall of the church.
Mrs. Pam Lawrence regis-
tered the guests in the bride's
Center of interest at the
brides table was the three
tiered cake with a flowing
fountain of colored pink water.
The cake was served by Mrs.
,l1 Cathey.
The bride chose a three
piece suit for her travelling
costume to Disney World. The
couple will reside in Port St.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Wood
of Port St. Joe Beach are
proud to announce the birth of
their daughter, Jamie Rebec-
ca, on March 28 at Bay
Memorial Medical Center. She
weighed nine pounds, 4A
Maternal grandparents are
Mr. and Mrs. John L. Daw-
kins of Wewahitchka, and
paternal grandparents are
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wood of
Port St. Joe Beach.

Cancer Crusade Gets Underway

at Kick-off Breakfast Saturday

The 1977 educational and
fund raising crusade of the
Gulf County Unit of the Amer-
ican Cancer Society will get-
under way Saturday, April 16
when the more than 100 volun-
teers for the house to house
canvas and other workers are
being encouraged to attend
the kick-off breakfast at the
First United Methodist
Church at 9:00 a.m. Volun-
teers who will be attending the
breakfast are asked to call
Mrs. Harry Hallinan, house to
house chairman, so that prep-
arations can be made to serve
SThose attending the break-
-fast will be'given their packets
containing life-saving mater-
ial on the details of cancer.
Joe St. Clair, Crusade Chair-
man; Mrs. Harry. Hallinan,
house to house chairman and
Dave May, business chair-
man, hope that everyone will
respond with a generous dona-
tion when volunteers knock on
doors in the St. Joe area. The
1977 goal is $2,700 and the
golden goal is $2,900.
The MYF of the First United
Methodist Church is making

We, the family of Ary S.
Chason, wish to express our
sincere appreciation for your
sympathy, your prayers, food,
and beautiful flowers during
our recent time of sorrow.
May God bless each of you.

plans for a road block to be assist in raising money for
held Saturday as they offer to the American Cancer Society. ?



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Thursday, April 14
OUTLET PRICES- ..... $1.98 yd.
Discontinued Patterns 25' each.
Half price on all others.

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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
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Students Police Beach

Friday, April 1, the sixth grade class of Highland View
Elementary School picked up garbage from St.'Joe Beach.

They succeeded in filling a pick-up truck with trash.
The students were paid with money from a Florida
Department of Education pini-grant which was developed
Sby their teacher, Herman Jones. During the school year the
students have participated in many environmental activities
in and around Gulf County.' -Star photo

Paper Company Fetes Supervisors

at Safety Awards Dinner Thursday
SSupervisory personnel of the Elmo Ford, 104 months; and Safety Engineer with Liberty a most informative program
St. Joe Paper Company were Sonny Sherrill, 255 months. Mutual Insurance Com- on the problems of communi-
honored with a steak dinner Riley Johnston, a Regional pany, Atlanta, Ga., presented rating with fellow employees.
Thursday'evening, April 7, at
the Centennial *Building. A
-group of some 80 supervisors
attended the dinner.
Welcoming remarks were r.
made by Harold Quacken- I
bush, Production 'Manager
and later by Tom Coldewey,
Vice President of Operations.i ..
.Wendell Whitaker, Safety ,
Tvafrnaaf'l9 atf- k

Director, presented 29 Certifi-
cates of Appreciation, for Out-
stinding Supervision to in- i
dividual supervisors for the
-number of months they had
led their departments without A
a lost time injury. Among the
recipients of these certificates
were the following supervisors
who had better than five years
,without a lost timeA.injury _
occurring under their super-
vision: Ed Wynn, 76 months,, .... SJPC Supervisors are shown with awards

Paul Bount, 151 months; G: L.
rKennington, 82 months; Wil-
liston Chason, 86 months;,
Gordon Garris, 109 months;
Ralph Nance, 258 months;

Y. Wimberly, Al Smith, Sonny Sherrill, Bob
Johnson, Elmo Ford, Buck Garrett, T. F.
Preston and G. L. Kenhington. Seated, left to
right, are: Earnest Lightfoot, Ralph Nance,
Clinton Peterson, Harold Chafin, Roy Burch,

0Miltp Chafin, Baynard Malqne, Leo Shealy,
g Y is s and Billy' Fleming. Not
pictured, but receiving certificates, were: Ed
Wynn, W. C. Robinson, Clyde Brogdon, Paul
Blount, Cecil Lyons, James Ward, Williston
Chason, Curtis Hammond, A. J. Strickland,
Gordon Farris and Bob Faliski.

late pudding, milk.
Thursday, April 21
Stew beef with vegetables,
tossed salad, green butter
beans, cornbread, apple crisp,
Friday, April 22
Cheeseburger with bun,
potato salad, tomato slice,
English peas, choc-o-dip bar,

Film Set at

Mexico Beach
"Africa Next Door" is the
film to be shown at Mexico
Beach Chamber of Commerce
Building on Monday, April 25,
at seven p.m. Another film
will be shown in conjunction
with the above, under the aus-.
pices of the Bay County Public
Library system.
There is no charge and all
are invited.

Our thanks to friends and
relatives for their thoughtful-
ness, food, flowers,and many
acts. of kindness shown us
during the illness of J. D.
Mrs. J. D. Davis
Dorothy Davis Lewis "
Margie Davis Cannavina
Joseph J. Davis
Joyce Davis Rushing

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Corner Third Street and Baltzell Avenue
STANLEY E. YOUNG, Minister of Music & Youth'
Sunday School ..................... 9:45 A.M.
Morning Worship Servtice ............. 11:00 A.M.
SChurch Training ........ ..... 6:30 P.M.
.Ey ignjg Wprship Servyce ..'.. .. ."; y ;30 P -
SPrayer Meeting (Wed.) ..... .. 7:00 P.M.
"Come and Worship God with Us"
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New Merchandise

Arriving Daily

Hanging Baskets

Potted Plants

Fresh and Artificial

Gifts Cards Crystal
Floral Arrangements
for Every Occasion

iSSugar Plum Tree
Florist & Gift Shoppe
319Reid Ave. Phone 229-6010
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Port St. Joe High School
Lunchroom Menus
Monday, April 18
Submarine sandwich, but-
tered corn, lettuce, tomato,
pickles, peach pie, milk.
Tuesday, April 19
SSpaghetti with grated
cheese, cole slaw, choc-o-dip
bars, rolls, milk.
Wednesday, April 20
Hamburger with bun, string
beans, lettuce, tomatoes, pic-
kles, French fries, spiced
cake, milk.
Thursday, April 21
Oven fried chicken, rice
with gravy, English peas,
jello, orange juice, rolls, milk.
Friday, April 22
Pizza, French fries, tossed
salad, chocolate pudding,
Highland View Elementary &
Port St. Joe Elementary
Lunchroom Menus
Monday, April 18
Turkey roll sandwiches, let-
tuce, tomato, pickles, mash-
ed potatoes, turnips, cran-
berry sauce, peanut butter
cookies, milk.
Tuesday, April 19
Lima beans with'ham, rice
with tomato gravy, lettuce,
tomato, fruit cup, cornbread,
Wednesday, April 20
Submarine sandwiches,
chipped lettuce, tomatoes,
onion rings, sweet vinegar oil
dressing, string beans, choco-

507 10th St.

Phone 229-8111

Port St. Joe, Fla.
This brochure is published by the Board of
Funeral Directors,and Embalmers for Florida in
cooperation With Ihe Office "of the Attorney
General and the Division of Consumer Services,
Dept. of Agriculture, and is available to you at no
cost and with no obligations.

-SJPC photos

Harold Quackenbush, Production Manager of St. Joe
Paper Co. extends welcoming remarks to the supervisors.

Three Port St. Joe Women
Make FSU Dean's List

Three Port St. Joe women
made the Dean's List for the
winter quarter at Florida
State University, Tallahassee.
The Dean's List is an honor
roll of students whose grades
average 3.5 out of a possible
4.0 for all courses taken during
the quarter.
Natned to the List were Jan


Course Offered
Basic Bookkeeping, a non-
credit course will begin at
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege Tuesday, April 26.
This six-week course will
meet each Tuesday in Room
115 of the Science Building
from 7-9 p.m. Cost is $14.
Anyone interested in this
self-supportive, community
.service course should contact
the Office of Continuing Edu-
cation, 769-1551.

Swans communicate with a
loud, trumpet-like sound.

M. Hammock, Charlene Jo
Hobbs and Grace L. Quacken-
bush, all of Port St. Joe.

Live Entertainment
Friday and Saturday Nights 9-2
Free Admission

Specializing In

Fresh Seafood and
Choice Western Steak

OPEN: Friday, 5 pm til
Saturday 3 pm til 2 am
Sunday, 11 am to 3 pm

Centennial House
Restaurant and Lounge
Now Managed by Speedy Morris
Apalachicola, Florida
1000 Bluff Road Phone 653-9913
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Highland View

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Do You Know....

How much a funeral costs?
How caskets are priced?
How many different types of
caskets are available?

S Why Don't You Know?

DOES YOUR FAMILY know what kind of
funeral service you want, or where you
would like to be buried?
Why Don't They Know?

For a Free Copy of the
"Consumer Information Facts
All About Funerals"

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undersigned, desiring to engage in
business under the ficllhious name of
Webb Wrecking. Inc., ;n the City of Port
SSt Joe. Florida intends to register the
said name with the Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Gulf County, Florida
Dated at Chicago, III. this 7th day of
March. 1977.
By Harold Gordon, Vice President.
414 14
For Sale at Public Auction two parcels
of land in Gull County, Florida. One
parcel containing forty (401 acres of
timber land, another parcel containing
approximately twelve (12) acres in
Wewanltchka. Florida on State Road 71.
This property will be sold at public
auction at 11:00 A.M., on the 29th day of
April, 1977 at .the South door of the
-:Wewahitchka State Bank Building,
ewanitchka.' Florida. The executor of
the Eslale of Estelle Harris Griffin shall
have 'he authority to reject any and all
offers for such property Further infor
mation may oe obtained from David C
Gaskn. Attorney for the Estate of
Estelle Harris Grilf.n. at P 0 Box 185.
"' wahitchKa. Florida, 6392266
-S. Silas R Stone,
-Executor of tne Estate of
Esteile Harr.s Grltin
2T4 14
IN RE Tne Marriage of
Wnose aadress is
SP O Box 720
c-o Kalmez Hotel
Clinton. Oklahoma
YOU ARE NOTIFIED Inat an action
for D.ssolution of Marriage has been
filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses. ,f
any, lo ll on Cecl G. Costin, Jr., 221 Reid
Avenue, Port St. Joe,- Florida 32456,
Pettlloner s allorney, on or before May
16. 1977. and ine the original with the
C lerk of this Court either before service
"on petitioner's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief.
demanded in the complaint or petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on Anr,il 11, 977.
As Clerk of the Court
4t 4-14
IN RE Estate of
: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that the admin-
'.islralton of the estate of Inez M. Rhees,
deceased. File Number 77.5, is pending
*' ithe Circuit Court for Gulf County,
SFlorida, Probate Division, the address of
Which is Gulf County Courthouse, Port
4-t, Joe, Florida'32456. The personal
representative of the estate is Edwin D.
S"Rayisey whose address is 1403 Constitu.
4Ion Drive, Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456. The
Same and address of the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
, All persons having claims or demands
sainst'the estate are required, WITHIN
THIS NOTICE, to file with the clerk of
ihe above court a written statement of
3iny claim or demand they may have.
- jach claim must be in writing and must
Indicate the basis for the claim, the
STiame and address of the creditor or his
.igent or attorney, and the amount
claimed If the claim is not yet due, the
:ate when it will become due shall be
:Sated. If the claim is contingent or
.iiliquidated, the nature of the uncer-
t inty shall be stated. If the claim is
ecured, the security shall be described.
'3he claimant shall deliver sufficient
S'opies of the claim to the clerk to enable
:the clerk to mail one copy to each
:personal representative.
All persons interested in the estate to
*yhom a copy of this Notice of Admini.
-stration has been mailed are required,
OF THIS NOTICE, to file any objections
they may have that challenges the
:validity of the decedent's will, the
qualifications of the personal represen-
% tative, or the venue or jurisdiction of the
;:Date of the first publication of this
fot.ce of Administration: 4-14-77.
s: Eawin D. Ramsey,
AA Personal Representative of the
Estate of Inez M. Rhees, Deceased.

THE STAR. Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY. APRIL 14. 1977

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Winter Mixed League
SThe Dairy Burger took the
.championship for the Winter
Mixed League Tuesday, April
.5, as the winter bowling
season ended.
SSt. Joe Paper Co. took three
: games from Fiesta Food Store
Son lanes one and two. David
Howell led St. Joe Paper with
a 181 game and 494 series. Nett
Henderson bowled a 191 game
and 464 series for Fiesta.
-Lanes three and four had
Team Two and Team Eight
each taking two games. Doug
,Hicks led Team Two with a 191
r;fgame and James Hicks a 494
:series. Steve Wombles had a
.184 game and 505 series for
" Team Eight.
Four Beacons took three
games from Sylvachem on
lanes five and six. Fred Kleeb
led 4 Beacons with a 169 game
and 479 series. Mary Whit-
field had a 180 game and Bill


Whitfield a 471 series for
On lanes seven and eight,
WJOE Whammos took four
games from Dairy Burger.
Norma Hobbs led WJOE with
a 184 game and 484 series.
Ann Brooks had a 190 game
and 506 series for Dairy
Standings: W L
Dairy Burger 76 36
WJOE Whammos 70 42
Sylvachem 67 45
Team 2 59 53
4 Beacons 57 55
Fiesta Food Store 44 68
Team 8 42 70
St. Joe Paper 33 79

Thursday Nite Ladies' League
The Thursday Nite Ladies'
League ended the winter bowl-
ing on April 7, with Ralph and
Henry's taking the champion-
Loonies took four games

from Renfro on lanes and and
two. Wanda Pate led Loonies
with a 175 game and Sue
Parrish a 417 series Brenda
Livings bowled a 157 game
and 454 series for Renfro.
On lanes three and four,
Ralph and Henry's took three
games from H. V. Motors.
Tomi Scheffer led Ralph and
Henry's with a 164 game and
425 series. Sanra Brock
bowled a 171 game and 415
series for H V. Motors.
On lanes five and six.
Bowen's Cow Girls took three
games from Surefoots. Pat
Hutchinson led Cow Girls with
a 157 game and 420 series.
Elsie Parker had a 144 game
and 336 series for Surefoots.
Tomlinson Abstract took
three games from Red Hot
Mamas on lanes seven and
eight. Margie Martin bowled a
149 game and Norma Hall a
363 series for Tomlinson.
Wanda Walker bowled a 113
game and 295 series for Red
Hot Mamas.
Standings: W L
Ralph & Henry's 84 28
Renfro 82'1 29 2
H. V. Motors 7112 4012
Loonies 71 41
Bowen's Cow Girls 56 56
Red Hot Mamas 33 79
Surefoots 28 84
Tomlinson Abstract 21 91

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Cecil G. Costin. Jr.
221 Reid Avenue
Port St Joe. Florida 32456
Telephone 904 227 4311
2tC4 I4
The Gull County School Board will
receivebids until 00a m EDT May 3
1977. in the office of the Superintendent
of Schools on (1) 1955 Cnevrolet Dump
Truck. No 255A01764u. Tnis vencle may
be seen at tne Wewahichka High School
auto mechanics snop
The Board reserves the right to relec
an. and all bids Please mark your Did
envelope "Sealed Bid-Dump Truck "
B Walter Wilder. Supermnlnenet
21 4.21
Notice is hereby given that the first
primary of the election of the following
will be held at the City Hall Fire Station
'in the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, on
Tuesday, May 10. 1977: One Mayor.Com-
'missioner. One Commissioner Group
One (1) and One Commissioner Group
Two (II). The polls will open at 7:00
A.M., and will close at 7:00 P.M., E.D.T.
Wnen tnere are more tnan Iwo canpi
aales loray one ollice ar. nitnq r shall
rece.ea marortl\ of the loial votes cast
for such ollice. then another election
(shall be held two weeks from the date of
the first election, or May 24, 1977, at
which time the two candidates receiving
the largest number of votes in the
former election shall be voted on again.
4t-4.14 City Auditor and Clerk
Absentee Ballots for the Regular
Election to be held May 10, 1977, may be
applied for in person or be mailed from
the City Clerk's Office, Port St. Joe,
Florida, at any time during 20 days prior
.to Election until 5 days before the
Election, (15 days) April 20, 1977, until
5:00 P.M., E.D.T., May 5,1977. If there is.
a Run.Off Election, absentee Ballots
may be applied for from May 11, 1977,
until 5 00 P M E D T May 20, 1977.
Completed Absentee Ballots must be in
the City Clerk's Office by 5:00 P.M.,
E.D.T., May 5, 1977, for the Regular
Election and by 5:00 P.M., E.D.T., May
20, 1977, if there is a Run-Off Election.
4t-4.14 City Auditor and Clerk .

tne Board of County Comm.ss.oners of .
Gull Counly. Florida. at the.r regular
meeting on March 22, 1977. adopted a
resolution closing, vacat.ng ans aoan
zoning all interest Ihey m.ght have rad
in and to Ihe following descriteo
drainage ditch
" That cerlan I2 looteasemenl lying
between Lots 9ana 10, Block B. Twin
LaKes Subdivision Unit No 2. ana
extending from Lake V.ew Drive to
Lake Como. Gull Countf. Florida
according to the offlc.al piat Ihereol
on 1ie in Ihe Oftice of tne Clerk of tne
Circu.t Court of Gulf Cournt Florioa
Dated this 23rd ayd 01 March, 1977
Everett OAens. Jr
George Y. Core, Clerk

Persons wishing to file as candidates
for City Commissioner in the election to
be held for the office of the following:
One Mayor Corrmiss;oner. one Con-.,
rr..'sioner in Group One and' one Corn
m.ss.oner in'broup Two of irr. C-1, of
Porl St Joe, Floriaa rr.nu- do so on.or
before April 20, 1977. Forms for filing are
available in the City Clerk's office,
Municipal Building, Port St. Joe, Flor-
City Auditor and Clerk 2t-4.7

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Wed. Night Ladies' League
The Wednesday Night
Ladies' League finished its
bowling season on April 6. St.
Joe Furniture won first place
for the third straight year by
taking four games from the
Superettes.' Brenda Mathes
paced the Furniture team
with 199 game and a 481
series. Brenda Livings rolled
a 431 series for the second
place Superettes.
Pate's and the Alley Kats
split two games each, and the
Alley Kats finished in third
place. Marian Deeson had a
434 series for the Kats. Betty
Hardin paced Pate's with a 440
series and a 177 game.
C & G won three games from
Pepsi Cola, with Janet Mur-
phy rolling a 402 series. Betty
Fain led Pepsi Cola with a 432
Florida Bank won four
games, from the Play Girls.
Christine Lightfoot rolled a 182
game and a 473 series for the
Bank. Marguerite Scheffer led
the Play Girls with a 384
Standings: W L
St. Joe Furniture 82k ,29Y/2
Superettes .: ;35
Alley Kats '70 42
Florida Bank 59 53
Pate's 50/z 61/2
C&G 40 71/2
Pepsi Cola 37% 76/
Play Girls 31 81

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'U 'U I

Carmon R. Simmons, Fire
Control Coordinator, in the
Panama District-Division of
Forestry, has recently been
promoted to District Investi-
gator in a five county area.
This area includes Gulf, Bay,
Calhoun, Liberty and Franklin
Simmons started his career
in forestry some 20 years ago
as forest ranger in Santa Rosa

County and has worked his
way through the ranks to his
present position. He is mar-
ried, has two children, three
grandchildren, and lives with
his wife, Telie, in the Forest
Park area of Panama City.

[O have a
nice weekend...


Sportsmen's Association

A Re-organizing Saturday
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The man's Association will be
holding a re-organizational
meeting this Saturday after-
noon at six p.m. at the Cen-
tennial Building. Supper will

Lightning Hits

be served during LtnC meeting.
Personnel of the Floridap
Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission will be present to
answer any questions the pub-
lic might have. Any past
members or those interested
in joining the association are
urged to attend this meeting.

Schneider Home Quarterback

Club Plans

The Port St. Joe Quarter-
back Club will be holding its
17th Annual Softball Tourna-
ment this Friday and Satur-
day at the local softball sta-
Proceeds from the event
will be used to help purchase
needed equipment for the
wrestling team of the high

On Tuesday, April 5, at 2:30
a.m., lightning struck the resi-
dence of John and Helga
Schneider at Overstteet. It
damage to the home, destroy-
S ed the power service entrance
and wiring, burned out the
'"x- water pump, refrigerator and
A cut to the forehead was
suffered by Mrs. Schneider
when she and Max, the family
dachshund became mixed up
in the darkness.

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offices in Port St. Joe
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First United

Methodist Church
Constitution and Monument
S Port St. Joe, Fla.

CHURCH SCHOOL ..................... 9:45 A.M.
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Eight Local Boys Now Active On

Three College Baseball Teams

Five Port St. Joe young men
playing in the same college
baseball game sounds a little
unusual, but, true it is. Hunt-
ingdon and Livingston col-
leges are both in Alabama and
met in competition recently
with five Port St. Joe boys on
the two rosters. Bubba Har-
mon, pitcher; Jim Belin, first
baseman and Ken whittle
shortstop for Huntingdon and
Denzil Weimorts, catcher and
Kenny Weimorts, center field
for Livingston.
Huntingdon won the ball
game behind the pitching of

Harmon who wentthe full nine
innings giving up only four
hits. Jim Belin helped the
cause with one homerun, his
sixth of the season, two singles
and three RBI's. Ken Whittle
also contributed with three
singles. All three of the local
boys are hitting well above the
.300 percentage mark.
Huntingdon was especially
proud of the win since Living-
ston participated in the Na-
tional Tournament last, year
and retained the same team as
the year before with the
exception of one iglyer, Nor-

ris Langston, also of Port St.
On Livingston's team, Ken-
ny Weimorts is the leading
hitter from his center field
position and Denzil Weimorts
is the starting catcher. On
Livingston's freshman team
are two more Port St. Joe
products, Sandy Sanborn on
the pitching staff and John
Owens, infielder.
One other local boy playing
college baseball is Mark Wim-
berly, pitching for the Auburn
If this writer may editorial-
ize for a moment, we think it
one heck of an accomplish-

ment for a community the
size of ours to have eight boys
playing in the ranks of college
baseball and giving all us
folks back home something to'
be mighty proud of.

We wish to sincerely thank
the ambulance squad for the
kind and careful care they
rendered Carol when they
rushed her to Bay Memorial
Medical Center. God bless you
all. Also a special thanks to
the nursing staff at Municipal
Carol and Paul Wood
and daughter

John Sowers, ardent baseball fan, was recognized by the being congratulated by Coach Gerald Lewter. The team
: Sharks team Tuesday night, prior to their game here with presented Sowers with a Shark baseball cap and a free
Owensboro, Kentucky. Sowers, who attends all practice season pass, as well as several other gifts and mementoes.
sessions and home games, is shown in the photograph above

Sharks Take Three

Week; Lose to Bay,

Using strong pitching and
timely hitting, the Sharks
pushed their record to 14-3.
; The Sharks entertained Bay
High last Tuesday and were
tagged with their third loss.
The Sharks downed Bay ear-
lier in the season 4-3. Duane
cFarland held Bay to five
;hits, while striking out nine
'Tornadoes, but several field-
ing errors kept McFarland in
S Bay took a 6-1 win back to
Panama City. Craig Weimorts
led the Sharks at the plate.
w.-ith two doubles.

Panama City Christian Cru-
Saders came to Shark stadium
-Thursday night and the
Sharks downed'the Crusaders
,8-2, behind a strong pitching
performance .by Harlen Had-
dock. Haddock allowed only .. .
Iwo hits, both singles. Had- .--Sl
dock also had a big night at the
?plate with a triple, a double
'and five RBI's. R. D. Davis ......... ""
ad a double and a single. The Craig Weimorts crosses home pl
Sharks collectively had 10 Haddock's double deeD into center

Conference foe Blountstown
visited St. Joe Friday and
were defeated 6-0, as the
-Sharks ran their conference
record to 5-0. Keef Pettis,
senior right-hander, upped his
record to 8-0 as he allowed
only two singles, while fanning
14 Tiger batters. R. D. Davis
and Tim Hatcher led the
hitting attack with two hits
each. St. Joe had nine hits.

The Sharks entertained
Bowling Green, Kentucky,
Monday night at Shark sta-
dium. Bowling Green brought
a 10-1 record to town. Behind a
strong defense and.good pitch-
ing by Duane McFarland, the
Sharks downed the Purples,
4-2, to win their 14th game.
McFarland allowed five hits
.,,and one earned run. Harlen
Haddock had another big
pight with the bat, with three
singles and two runs batted in.
Craig Weimorts and Chuck
Hatcher each had a run batted
The Sharks committed six
fielding errors to pave the way
for the Owensboro, Ky., team
to take a 4-1 win Tuesday
Keef Pettis scattered five
hits through five innings, but
'numerous errors kept him in
trouble. Pettis' record fell to
8-1 for the season.
SHarlen Haddock continued
-his hitting streak with a
-double, a single and drove in
.the only Shark run. Craig
tWeimorts was 2-3 and scored a

iThe Shark's squad will
travel to Tallahassee to play
'lorida High Saturday in a
crucial conference game. The
,harks overall record is 14-3,
while they are undefeated in
conference play, 5-0.
On Monday the Sharks,
r.:till be on the road again,
traveling to Apalachicola.
Game time will be 4:00.
Rounding off road travel will
',e a game against Chipley
,jext Thursday.

*oston was once known as
:Beantown because it was fa-
Xm6us for its baked beans.

Wins During


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Here's why:
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( easier mowing in
close spots.
SExtra large grass
bag-holds 6
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vacuum ac-
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extra clean.
Get your
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Pitcher Duane McFarland, left, is congratulated by his
team mates after his win against Bowling Green, Kentucky
Monday night. -Star photos

All Snapper mowers meet
A.N.S.I. safety specifications.
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St.Joe awe Phone 227-8111
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First baseman Harlen Haddock stretches for the throw as an Owensboro runner barely
makes it safely to first.

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All medicines are dangerous
if not kept. from the reach of
children, but one drug parents
might not consider dangerous
can be deadly if taken by
small children.
Common "iron pills" or
tablets, prescribed for iron-
deficiency anemias and very
commonly for pregnant wo-
men, are dangerous and could
prove fatal if ingested by
small children attracted to the
medication because of its
bright candy-like appearance,
warn the doctors of the Flor-
ida Medical Association.
Children have died from
swallowing as few as a dozen
of the tablets, with symptoms
of iron poisoning developing
within an hour or so after
Iron poisoning is an acute
emergency requiring imme-
diate medical treatment as
soon as symptoms are recog-
The FMA warns parents,
and all adults, to keep medi-
cines out of reach of small

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hold a charge for you in that car, Firestone will replace
it FREE with proof of purchase, providing the battery
has not been damaged due to accident or abuse
Commercial or marine use excluded
If these Firestone batteries fail to hold a charge in
normal passenger car service within the first ninety
(90) days alter purchase, any Firestone battery retailer
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1977

IContfnued from Page 1)

County Bails Out

all the Board voted "aye" with
the exception of Otis Davis,
Jr., who felt the move was just
encouraging more welfare.
In a related item, Chairman
Eveiette Owens suggested the
County institute a charge for
ambulance service, now exist-
ing on free-will donations and
county tax money. Owens said
most hospital insurance pro-
vides a flat fee for ambulance
service which the county could
be getting if a bill was sent.
Owens' suggestion ran into
troublein just a short while.
Billy Branch made a motion
to table the decision until the
next meeting "until we can get
more information about what
we would be getting into".
Branch's motion died for:lack
of,a second. .
Leo Kennedy then made a
motion to begin preparation of
an ordinance to allow the
charges to be made. When it
was evident:a second was not

going to be made, Owens
vacated the chair and second-
ed the motion. When acting
chairman Jimmy Gortman
called for the vote, only Owens
and kennedy voted in favor
and Branch, Davis and Gort-
man voted "nay".
Clerk George Y. Core said
he had received a letter from
Wewahitchka with 24 signa-
tures, opposing the County's
move of providing financing
for emergency room doctors.
The Oak Grove Water and
Sewer system came up for
some, discussion Tuesday,
with the contractor saying he
is ready to begin construction
just as soon as an easement
can be furnished for a piece of
property to install the sewer
lift station. "This is where the
work will begin", contractor
James Newkirk of Roswell,
Ga., said.an O s
Chairman Owens had, an


easement in his possession he
said he had just secured from
Jesse Anderson in Oak Grove
for 15 square feet for the lift
station. Newkirk said this
wasn't enough room. The
Commission said the ease-
ment joined the.road right of
way and would provide plenty
of room to work.
Newkirk agreed under these
circumstances and said- he
would get. to work immediate-
ly with the construction.
The Commission is to have a
pre-construction conference
with Newkirk today.
In other matters of business,
the Commission:
-Rescinded previous action
to dig a ditch by Buddy Gay's
property in Dalkeith because
they had already dug a ditch
for the property a few months
ago. Gay wanted a second
-Took under advisement a
letter from the Coastal Zone
Management Division which
was planning to make the
Apalachicola River Bay area,
Including the River area from
the Brothers River to the Bay,
.St. Vincent Island, St. George
island and East Bay as a
seafood sanctuary area for the

FFD Camp for Jr.

The Division of Forestry of Forests.
the Florida Department of This challenging and unique
Agriculture and Consumer week-long co-educational en-
Services is looking for high vironmental awareness camp,
school and junior high' stu- within the natural woodland
dents for a week long stay at setting of Florida's State For;
any one of Florida's two State est is available to each of
Florida's high and junior high
School students through the
Coastal Zone area which Summer Program of Envir-
stretches from Cedar Key to omnemtal Activities. The
New Orleans.
New means. awareness camps, one at
Blackwater River Forest and
-Agreed to allow the HRS another at Withlacoochee,
to hold a public hearing in the provide exceptional outdoor
Courthouse for the organiza- experiences and opportuni-
tion to seek out ways to be of ties.
more service to welfare recip- during the week long ses-
ients in the county. They also sion, each student is a mem-
agreed to furnish office space br of a fi to eight person
to a HRS Worker who would field team. Much of the teams'
work full time in the area time will be spent deep within
seeking out people the HRS the forest's ecosystem as the
might serve. student becomes involved in
-A letter from the Depart- environmental explorations.
ment of Environmental Re- e o
ment of Environmental Re- As the outdoor activities pro-
sources congratulated the gress, the teammate share
county for beginning with new found insights about the
plans for solid waste disposal world around themselves.
and urged the county to "hur-
ry up". The county has 30 For further information con-
more days to come up with tact your local Division of
plans under the DER ruling. Forestry District Office.

Surfboard, 6'8" Bing, 1 year
old, like new. Phone 229-6333.

14' boat, 6 h.p. motor and.
; trailer. $450. 648-6538.
3tp 4-14

One Farm-all Super C trac-
.tor. 229-4031. : 2tc,4-14

1975 model Kimbal baby
grand piano, ebony finish, last
chance at $1,450.00. Phone 229-
1581 after 5:00. Utp 4-14

Skill circular saw, 6"2". In-
cludes variety.of blades. In
: perfect condition. $16.00. Call
229-4681. tfc 4-7
Miscellaneous items. Friday
and Saturday, 9-5, 445 2nd
Ave., Highland View.

No. I Drive In Theater
Friday Saturday
April 15and 16
SThis ad this program will
admit 2 for the price of one.

Memorial contributions to
the American Cancer Soci-
'ety help in, many, ways.
They support cancer re-
Ssearch and public education
as well as other programs.
All contributions should
be sent to your local office of
ethe American Cancer Socie-
ty. Contributions should be
.,accompanied by the full
.name of the deceased, the
name and address of the
family member to whom a
memorial card should be
sent and the donor's own full
name and address.
Mail your memorial con-
* 'tributions to Mrs. Jean
,Atchison, Treasurer,
-American Cancer Society,
Box 275, Port St. Joe, Fla.

water pumps, new pumps and
parts, home or marine use,
easy do-it-yourself repairs.
Economy Cash Store, Apa-
Stchicola. 653-9416.
? DRAPERIES-Ready made
apnd custom made. Large sel-
ection of swatches to choose
from. Roche's Furniture and
Appliance Store, 209 Reid
ve., phone 227-5271.
r tfc 3-10

'Better Boy, Patio and
Homestead tomato plants;
sweet banana and bell pepper
plants. Call Jean Stebel, 229-
4304 after 4 p.m. tfc 3-31

."The Great Tide", a beauti- s
'ful hardbook edition is in its,
sixth printing, one of F!orida'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.
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DRY cleaning ca
easier,' faster, ans sa
HOST. Rent our mac
Joe Furniture, 229-12

Two lots on Marvin Ave.
Phone 229-6792. 9tp 4-7

Our home at 2116 Long Ave-
nue. 2,500 square ft.. of living
area; three bedrooms, 2
baths, 2 dens, large kitchen,
living and dining room, 2
utility rooms, double carport.
Ideal location. Call Benton
Hamm at 639-2781. tfc 4-7
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tf C 4-7 iLx r UUIm nUUC, AJ Db,. i
bath, dining, living room,
rpets is kitchen:. Highland View,
afer with -'across highway from :bay.:
*hine. St. $18,000. $6,000 down, terms on
151. balance. Call 769-2531, Pan-
tfc 10-23 ama City. '3tc 4-7

One large stainlesssteel re-
frigerator, one white refrig-
erator. For information call
648-5272. tfc 3-10

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

Custom-made wooden name
plaques, for mail boxes, front
gates, door posts, etc. Econo-

my Motors & Garden Center,.
301 Hwy. 98, HV, 229-6001.

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

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

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

For All Your

Mary Ka'

Call Wanda Brow
229-6132 days
229-6149 evening
or come by 518 Is
and pick
up your cosme
from my inventor

Wanted paperboys
lahassee Democrat,
area. Also need a subs
deliver bundles to carr
week end out of the
Phone 227-7081.

Wanted: Good home
week old part bull dog

PRODUCTS Job Wanted: Sitting elder-
Call Betty Gilbert ly or children. Days only,
648-7534 Monday thru Friday. Call 227-
tfc 7-15 8141 after 7:30 p.m. 3tp 4-7

Well paying rental apart-
ment house, close to shopping.
$10,500 down.

2 BR Pacemaker mobile
home and garage, on land-
scaped lot in White City. Fine
,garden area. $2,000 down.
SUnited Farm Ageney,'Inc.
Reg. Real Estate Broker
Beacon Hill Beach
648-4800 or 648-5297
Sltp 4-14

New brick home, 3 ,bed-
rooms, 2baths, fireplace, 1,800,
sq. ft.; $35,000. Call 229-8119.
tfc 2-10

Large three bedroom house:
Located in corner with 1'
lots: Many extras. Fully car-
.peted,, central air and heat,
large den, living room with
fireplace, kitchen, garbage
disposal, large laundry room,
screened back porch, sprink-
ler system in yard. Also utility
house. Very private. Must see
to appreciate. For appoint-
ment call 229-4136. tfc-3-31

Lot for Sale: St. Joe Beach,
nice yard, with facilities for
y trailer. 75' by 150' depth. For
information call 227-8241 or
229-6129. tfc 1-2n
3 BR, 2 bath home, fully
vn carpeted, large closet space.
Chain link fence. Phone 229-
gs 6652 or.can be seen at 106
t St. Bellamy Circle. tfc 3-3

etics 3 BR house, 2 baths, 3 lots on
ry. Palm Blvd. For information
f 3-17 call227-2181. tfc 11-4

VETERANS $300 down.
We have 2 new brick homes
for sale in. Wewahitchka.
ThesehImes have 3 BR, 2
baths, central heat, carpet,
for Tal- garage, etc. FHA and conven-
r.in to tiona t'-'inancing available.
in town Call collect 205-794-6711
titute to
Dothan. An equal housing op-
'iers one
month: por4fity builder. tfc 9-23
New brick home at 106 Yau-
2tp4-14 pon Ave. 3 BR, 2 bath, dining
room, living room, den and
for five kitchen. Call 227-2291 or 229-
Spuppy. 5302. tfc 10-7

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

Three bedroom house,
Oak Grove, insulated, good
cond. Only .$10,000.00.

Well constructed two bed-'
room house in Highland
View. To sell for only $7,000.

Large four bedroom house
in Jones Homestead on 1%
acre of land. $26,000. .

Small two bedroom house
on six lots near Cypress
Lodge on. Dead Lakes. A
'bargain at $7,000. :

Two bedrooin house on
about 1 acre near Bryant's
Landing. To sell furnished
for only $12i500.

Excellent trailer, 3 bed-.
rooms, den and large living
room, landscaped, com-
pletely and tastefully fur-
nished. Low taxes, in nice
location, $19,000.
Reg. Real Estate Broker
221 Reid Ave. 227-3491
After hours'call 229-5641 or
2tc 4-7


Furnished small' 2 'BR
house, auto. heat, washer and
dryer, 229-6777 after 6 p.m
tfc 4-14

Beach cottage for rent. Call
648-5144 or 227-4421. tfc 4-7

72 Cutlass, new paint, re-
cent tune up and transmission
overhaul, p.s., am stereo, air
cond:, $1,100. 229-6333.
2tp 4-14

1970 Montego MX, 4 door,
air cond., power steering,
auto., radio, vinyl top, good
cond., $895. Call 648-5497 or
648-7569., 2tc 4-14

1965 Pontiac 4 dr., excellent
running shape. $450.00.. Dr.
Grace, 227-5331 or 227-3341.
tfc 4-7

1971 VW camper, "pop-top"
Call 229-2206. tfc 3-24
1975 Ford F-100 pick-up, 360
V-8, power steering, 28,000
miles. $2,400 as is. Call 653-
9760. 3tc 3-31
For Sale or Trade for Old
Pick-Up: 1975 Datsun pickup,
4-speed, ac, white spoke
wheels, wide tires, radio and
tool box. O. M. Taylor. 648-
5497. tfc 3-10

1973 Chevy pick-up truck,
r&h, ac, ps, pb, auto. trans.,
camper top, $2,500.00. Call 648-
3600 or 234-9426. tfc 3-10

Nice trailer lot at St. Joe
Beach, Columbus St. Call 229-. '
3107. tfc 3-31

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 3-3

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

mobile home. sites at
Rustic Sands Campground.
Mexico Beach. $30.00 month.
Laundry and rec hall. 648-3600.
tfc 12-9

NO need for wet carpets.
Dry clean them with 'HOST.
Use rooms right away. Rent
machine. St. Joe Furniture,
229-1251. tfc 10-23

2 BR furnished apa:
for rent in town: Call 22

LOST: Female black kitten
in Oak Grove area, around
March 30. Reward. 229-8397.
2tc 4-7
Whoever found two metal
tennis racquets at the Bank
last Friday night, please re-
turn them to Jim Mashburn.
Reward offered. Leave mes-
sage at 227-2711, ext. 264, or at
229-3196. l p 4-14

For General Electric mobile
radio products in Tallahassee,
Fla. Excellent benefits and
salary. Phone 904-385-1121 for
interview appointment or mail
resume to P. O. Box 3475,
Tallahassee, Fla. 32303.
2tc 4-14

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. Brogrlon, Sec.
R.A.M.-Regular c,,. a-
tion on St. Joseph Chapter No.
56. R.A.M. 1st and 3rd Mon-
days, 8 p.m. All visiting com-
panions welcome.
J. L. SIMS, H.P.
E. William McFarland, Sec.

There will be a VFW meet-
ing the third Tuesday of each
month in the American Legion
Hall. tfc 6-19


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

Trees taken down, trimmed
and removed, Yards cut also.
Call Johnson's Tree Service.
227-7772. 3tp 3-31..

Wewa Builders Inc.
Commercial Residential
Repairs and Remodeling
Custom Fireplaces
Let us cover your house
in rough sawn cedar.
No maintenance required.
Adds insulation to exterior
walls. Cheaper than alum-
num siding.
8tc 3-24

S Wewa Custom Cabinets
Specialize in all formica
covered cabinets. All type
wood grain available or
natural wood finish..
rtment Free Estimates
27-4421. 639-5316
tfc 3-10 8tc 3-24

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

All types carpet and vinyl
flooring installed. 10 years
experience. For free measure-
ment and estimate, call Ron-
ald Ross, 229-6822. tfc 3-3

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

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

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

Kitchen Cabinets -
Vanities Mill Work
Cabinet Hardware & Tops
White City, Hwy. 71
Glen Combs
Shop 229-6017 or
tfc 4-7

Complete Wood Shop
Custom Cut Lumber
Want to Do It Yourself?
Then come see us for Stan-
ley tools, hardware, paneling,
paint, lumber.
Earley's Hardware &
Building Supply
Hwy.98W. tf4 8-5 229-2763"

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

Front End Loader
Backhoe Work.
tfc 3-31

Call Louise Varnum
Apalachicola 653-8056
15 percent discount on all
fabrics and naugahyde a limit-
ed time. tfc 4-14

Furniture Stripping &
Reliable and Reasonable
Call 648-5152
Behind Mexico Beach
Shopping Center
tfc 4-14

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

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

Lawn & Gardening Needs
Lawn Mower &
Small Engine Repairs
Economy Motors &
Garden Center
301 Hwy. 98H.V.
tfc: 8-5

I .] 1 A %'A w, i i)l1%.

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

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

Painting, Carpentry &
Masonry work done
Jimmy Griffin
SCall 229-1711
tfc 4-7

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THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 1977 THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.


of the

Gulf County Commission
g- _

The Board of County Com-
missioners of Gulf County,
met on March 22, in regular
session with the following
members present: Everett
OWens, Jr., Chairman; Jim-
my Gortman; Otis Davis, Jr.;
William R. Branch and Leo
Kenneay. Others present were
Clerk George Y. Core, Finan-
cial Officer Jerry Gates, At-
torney William J. Rish, Road
Superintendent Lloyd Whit-'
field, Mosquito Control Super-
visor Tommy Pitts and Sheriff
Ken Murphy.
The meeting came to order
at 7:00 p.m. Rev. Otis Stall-
worth opened the meeting
with prayer, followed by the
pledge to the'flag
The minutes of the meet-
ing of March 8, 9 and 15, 1977,
were read, approved and
SThe Chairman welcomed
the visitors, and said the meet-
"ing is being held in the Court-
room to accommodate the
:great number of visitors pre-
: -The Chairman announced
that the first business will be
lto consider awarding a con-
tract for the construction of
the Oak Grove Water and
Sewer facility; that the Com-
mittee appointed by this Com-
miission to study all bids re-
ceived on March 8, and re-
commend the lowest and best
bid, have recommended that
;this Board accept the bid of
Newkirk Construction Corp.,
Rosewell, Ga. at $228,117.00 be
accepted and that Chairman
of this Board, the Engineer,
Clerk of the Works, and New-
'kirk hold a pre-construction
conference within 10 days and
that a contract be executed at
that time.
The Board employed E. F.
Gunn as Clerk of the Works at
$150.00 per week;
The Chairman announced
that the meeting is now open
as a public hearing for the
.purpose of considering the
-closing, vacating, and aban-
doning of a ditch easement,
to-wit: that certain 12 foot
Easement lying between Lots 9
and 10, Block "B", Twin
'Iakes Subdivision, Unit 2 and
extending from Lake View
Drive to Lake Como; that a
notice of public hearing has
been advertised according to
law. Resolution 77-5 author-
izing the closing of said road
was adopted, upon motion by
Comm. Gortman, second by
Comm. Branch, and unani-
mous vote, with no objections
from the public.
Rev. B. P. Koelle of White
City requested the Board to
consider the establishment of
a recreational facility for the
White City area. The Chair-
man said a location must be
found before anything can be
done. He appointed the follow-
ing committee to secure a site,
to-wit: Comm. Branch, Rev.
Koelle and Roy Lanier.
Dick Lamberson, Port St.
Joe Ambulance Squad Chief,
read a report of the Gulf
County Ambulance Advisory
Committee with reference to
the impact on the ambulance
squad of the April 1st closing
of the emergency room of the
'Municipal Hospital. The re-
port shows the following three
apparent alternatives.
1) Paid ambulance drivers
and additional expenses for
'taking all patients to the Bay
Medical Center, $33,000.00;
2) Pay physicians, week
ends only, $65,520.00, pay phy-
sicians, Monday through
Thursday, $62,400.00 for a total
of $127,920.00;
3) Employ emergency M..
D. (including insurance) at
The Committee recom-
mended option three. Mr.
Lamberson said that his vol-
unteers cannot take time off
from their employment to
make continuous three-hour
trips to Panama City.
The Chairman said that the
hospital situation and espec-
ially the emergency room
dilemma has been discussed
and considered for several
months, that each member of
this Board wants to see the
emergency room remain
open, but that the county has
not offered financial aid be-
Cause there are no funds
available at this time.
Mrs. Beth Fuselier said the

ing funds but have pledged
this money to other budget
items; that if the county
comes up with some money, it
will be from taxes, which
means that if the people of
Gulf County want the emer-
gency room, they will have to
pay for it, so all we will have to
do is to make up our minds.
Gerald Sullivan, City Com-
missioner and Chairman of
the Hospital Board, said that
the City of Port St. Joe has
accepted its obligation to pro-
vide hospital services to the
people of the city, county, and
the entire area, that the city
continues to put its funds into
the hospital budget because
receipts to the hospital are not
sufficient to pay its expenses;
that it has now reached a point
that if the emergency room is
to remain open, the county
must join the city in paying
the expenses. He requested
the county to pay one-half the
cost of operating the emer-
gency room from now until
September, during which
time, a permanent plan can be
worked out.
Mrs. Wanda Brown, presi-
dent of the Port St. Joe Gulf
County Chamber of Com-
merce, told the Board that the
Chamber has become very
concerned over the possibility
of not having emergency room
facilities available; that the
Chamber promotes tourism
and seeks new industry as one
of its main projects, but with-
out emergency room facilities
at our hospital, it will be hard
to encourage tourists or new
industry to locate in Gulf
County. She said she has
looked into this problem and
finds that the hospital is not
losing money at this time and
the problem in this matter of
the emergency room is the
doctors. She then said that the
only"'eas6h aill these people
have comet to te County Com-
missioners tonight is because
there is no other place to go
after the City Commissioners
announced that the emer-
gency room will close on April
Ken Herring, Principal,
Port St. Joe High School,
urged the county to help keep
the emergency room open. He
said he has no suggestoins
unless the county borrow the
necessary money and then tax
the people for it.
Bob Phillips urged that the
emergency room be kept open
at whatever cost. He said that
the same emergency room
had saved his life and the next
life saved may be your child's.
The Chairman called on Dr.
Weathington, Gulf County
Health Officer, to inform the
Board as to what the Trustees
of a hospital can require a
doctor to do. Dr. Weathington
said the Trustees or Hospital
Board sets the rules for doc-
tors to work by providing they
are on the staff. He said it was
now the policy of most all
hospitals to employ doctors
just to handle the emergency
Others speaking on this
matter were: Mrs. Joyce Wil-
liams, D. R. Brown, Jim
Gregg and E. L. Fleming.
After much consideration,
the Chairman announced that
this Board will meet with the
physicians, City Commission-
ers, the President of the Am-
bulance Committee, and the
two squad chiefs to work out a
solution to this serious prob-
Mrs. Wanda Brown, presi-
dent of the Chamber of Com-
merce, presented a box of new
brochures to be used by the
Chamber in advertising the
County. She thanked the
Board for its contribution
toward paying for this mater-
ial. She stated that because
of the county's financial help,
additional brochures were
purchased, which made a
savings of 12 cents each.
A letter was read with re-
ference to the Department of
Transportation having noti-
fied the Board that the way-
side park at the West Arm
bridge on SR 71 would be
closed, providing the county
would not take over its opera-
tion, the Board agreeing to
take this park. The Depart-
ment cannot deed this pro-
perty to the county because of
a reverter clause in the origi-

nal deed, but offers to give a

was the low bidder on the
Kemp and Roberts Cemetery
roads at $28,685.00.
The Road Department re-
ported maintenance of second-
ary roads cost $2,118.92 for the
month of February.
Upon motion by Comm.
Davis, second by Comm. Gort-
man, and unanimous vote, the
Board agreed to advertise for
office supplies and equipment
for the new library, bids to be
received April 12, 1977, at 9:00
The City of Port St. Joe
requested the installation of a
culvert across Cypress Ave-
nue. The Road Superintendent
was instructed to attend to this
matter. The City then notified
the county as to the water fees
for Oak Grove as follows:
minimum (up to 4,000 gallons)
$8.50 with an anticipated es-
calation to $9.00 within the
near future. $1.63 per thou-
sand gallons over the mini-
The Board discussed a
request from the Port St. Joe
High School for speed mark-
ers between the high school
and Garrison Avenue. The
State Road Department ad-
vised that the local authori-'
ties must take care of this
Standard Oil notified the
County that gasoline has in-
creased by one cent.
The Board authorized David
Dunham, Hospital Adminisra-
tor, to use the County Com-
mission Room on April 13, for
a meeting of the Hospital Sys-

long-term lease, which will
require a resolution request-
ing the lease. The Board re-
quested the Attorney to look
into 'this matter; that the
county does not want the park,
it only wants to see the park
remain open.
The Department of Trans-
portation notified the Board
that protective guard rail
across the Dead Lakes bridge
will cost $20,000.00. The Board
requested its Attorney to seek
state funds that can be used
for this project.
Th' Department of Trans-
portation presented the county
a quit-claim deed for the
George Gaskin State Park
located on SR 22-A at the
Apalachicola River. Upon
motion by Comm. Davis,
second by Comm. Branch and
unanimous vote, said deed
was accepted. Recorded in OR
70, page 10.
The Department of Trans-
portation notified the Board
that Coggin & Deermont, Inc.

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teams Agency.
The following applications
for employment were re-
ceived: Donald Wayne Ray,
Charlene Gray, E. J. Land,
James Veston Hicks, Robert
Franklin Cantley, Elia Coop-
er, and Shirley Jean Bryant.
Lawrence L. Williams and
Tony Werden requested the
County to supply "lights" for
the Dead Lakes Dam.
The Chairman said the
Board has recently made a
decision to discontinue light
service on the bridge because
of the cost in maintaining
them. Comm. Gortman said it
would. take about $300.00 to
turn the lights on again and
the county will be responsible
for maintaining them. There
was a motion by Comm.
Davis, second by Comm. Ken-
nedy to install a meter at the
dam for this service. The
following voted: Aye, Davis,
Kennedy, Gortman and
Branch; Nay, the'Chairman.
The Corps of Engineers noti-
fied the Board that a report on
the feasibility of providing
erosion control to protect SR
22-A at Apalachee Bend on the
Chipola River cut-off shows
that SR 22-A can best be pro-
tected by moving the road
about 500 feet north; that the
Engineers cannot participate
in this type work. After discus-
sion, the Commission request-
ed its Attorney to pursue this
matter in an effort to get some
help for the land owners along
Apalachee Bend, whose pro-
perty is eroding into the river.

The Department of Trans-
portation notified the Board
that a project is now being
planned to construct a bridge
across the Intracoastal Water-
way at Overstreet, with feder-
al funds of 75 percent and state
funds of 25 percent.
Upon motion by Comm.
Kennedy, second by Comm.
Davis, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to accept an
basement for dirt from Bobby
Lee Borders. Recorded in 0.
R. 70, page 72.
The Board received a letter
from Marty Ray, Mosquito
Control Secretary, requesting
a four months' maternity
leave of absence effective
April 21, 1977. Comm. Ken-
nedy stated he could not
understand why a four months
leave of absence was req-
quired. Mosquito Supervisor
Tommy Pitts stated that Mrs.
Ray had said she would only
take the leave if it was needed.
Comm'. Branch then moved
the Board grant the request
and continue to pay Mrs.
Ray's insurance premium of
$20.97 per month during the
leave. Comm. Gortman
seconded the motion. Comm.
Kennedy then moved the
motion be amended to allow
only a 60 day leave of absence
and the employee be required
to pay her own medical in-
surance while on leave.
Comm. Davis seconded the
amendment. Upon vote the
amendment failed with Com-
missioners Kennedy and
Davis voting Aye and Com-

missioners Owens, Branch,
and Gortman voting Nay. The
Chairman then called for a
vote on the original motion
and it passed with Commis-
sioners Branch, Owens and
Gortman voting Aye. Com-
missioners Davis and Ken-
nedy voted Nay.
Upon motion by Comm.
Branch, second by Comm.
Gortman, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved
budget amendments. in the
local mosquito control budget
as presented by Director Tom-
my Pitts. Five hundred dol-
lars was transferred from the
equipment budget to the con-
tract work budget.
Mosquito Control Director
Tommy Pitts told the Board
his employees had requested
he inquire as to the status of a
credit union for the employ-
ees. The Attorney stated he
was working on this matter
with existent credit unions and
would shortly know the status
of the alternatives. He sug-
guested that one employee
from each Department meet
with him to study the alterna-
tives and make a recommen-
dation to the other employees.
B. M. Janowski requested
the Board pursue, on a federal
level, having Highway. C-30
designated as a scenic route.
The Board told Mr. Janowski
that the Department of Trans-
portation had stated at the
five-year secondary road
meeting that a sign could be'
put up stating that C-30 was a
scenic route as long as it was

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not called scenic 98. Mr.
Janowski stated the sign
would not have to refer to 1
Highway 98 as long as it-
notified travelers that it was a
scenic thru route that did not
dead edd in the woods some-
place. The Attorney agreed to
check further into the matter.
Mr. Janowski also stated
that final plans were being
made to transfer 38 acres at
Dead Mans Curve from fed-
eral ownership to county own-
ership but that the dunes on
this property were being des-
troyed by motorcycle riders.
He said he felt the Board could
adopt some type of enforce-
ment rules against this des-
truction of property once the
county obtained the land.
Road Superintendent Lloyd
Whitfield told the Board he
had the specifications for the
14 yard dump trucks and
would like for the Board to
advertise to receive bids to
purchase the two trucks. After
a discussion of the costs,
Comm. Kennedy moved the
Board advertise to receive
bids for purchase of two 14
yard dump trucks with bids to
be presented on gas and diesel
engines to be opened Tues-
day, April 26, at 7:00 p.m.
Comm. Davis seconded the
motion. The motion passed ,
with Commissioners Davis,
Owens, Gortman and Kennedy
voting Aye and Comm. Branch
voting Nay. Comm. Branch
stated he felt the Board should ,
advertise for diesel only in this
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Corner Long Ave. and 16th St.

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Former Resident, Leon Hobbs Is

Osceola's Deputy Supt. of Schools

Leon T. Hobbs, a former
resident of Port St. Joe, has
been appointed to the post of
Deputy Superintendent of
Schools in the Osceola (Fla.)
County School District.
Hobbs, a 1964 graduate of
Port St. Joe High, has held
many different positions with
the Osceola School District
prior to this appointment.
Past positions which he has
held were teacher, assistant
principal, principal, adult edu-
cation supervisor, and direc-

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tor of vocational education.
In addition to being a mem-
ber of the St. Cloud Rotary
Club, Hobbs is a member of St.

Cloud F & AM 221, President
of the Osceolo Scottish Rite
Club and a member of Bahia
Shrine Temple of Orlando.


Leon's mother is Shirley T.
Hobbs of Port St. Joe, and is
the son of the late Major C. N.
Hobbs. He currently lives in
St. Cloud with his wife, Ann
Marie, and their two children,
Gregand Rebecca.

Brooks Named As

District Forester

Jerry Brooks, 25, originally
from Chesterfield, Illinois, has
been appointed to serve as
District Forester in the Pan-
ama District-Division of For-
This district includes: Bay,
Gulf, Calhoun, Liberty arid
SFranklin counties.
Brooks will have 65 person-
nel under his direct super-
vision plus the responsibility
of over i/ million acres of
forest woodlands.
He received his B.S. degree
in Forest Management from
Southern Illinois University
and almost immediately
thereafter, moved to Floria
where he was employed by the
Division of Forestry in the
Bradenton area. In just three
short years, Brooks has
served as Forest Ranger, Ur-

ban Forester, Forest Super-
visor and Northern Foresta-
tion Coordinator at the Chief-
land Nursery until his recent
appointment in Panama City.
Forestry officials state that
"Brooks is one of the most
promising young men we've
ever seen and we know he can
do the job!"
He is married to the former'
Darci Walbring, from Quincy,
Illinois, a Secretarial Science
Major. The couple enjoy hunt-
ing and fishing as hobbies.

Snakes never close their eyes
because they have no eyelids.

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County Commission

Jerry Brooks has been named as District
Forester for this area. He replaces Richard
(Dick) King who recently retired. In the photo

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large a truck even though
initial costs would be higher,
the operational costs would be
Comm. Kennedy requested
the Road Superintendent cor-
rect a drainage problem in the
beaches area and at Burgess
Comm. Kennedy reported
that the State of Alabama was
giving a 10-year ad valorem
tax exemption to industry
which was luring many busi-
nesses away from Florida to
Alabama. He said he would
like the legislature to consider
this matter and for everyone
to think about making this
option available on an indivi-
dual county basis.
Comm. Gortman -reported
that easements for a ditch for
Buddy Gay are expected to be
obtained soon and he would
like to see the Board complete
the work while other work is
being done in the area.
Comm. Gortman reported
that there are numerous junk
cars on county rights of way
^which need. tb be posted for
Comm. Gortman said he
would like the Board to look
into solutions for the problem
of loose dogs brought to the
attention of the Board at the
last meeting. Comm. Branch
stated he would like the Board
to consider adopting some
type of mild enforcement or
identification procedure. The
Chairman suggested specific
regulations be presented to
the Board for consideration.
The Attorney said he would
obtain copies of ordinances in
effect in other counties for the
Commissioners to study.
Comm. Gortman said he
would like to make the recom-
mendation that the Road
Superintendent assume more
of an administrative role and
put his assistant Bob Lester
directly in charge of person-
nel, equipment, and opera-
tions after the Road Superin-

tendent had developed the
work schedule. After further
discussion, Comm. Davis
moved Road Superintendent
Bob Lester be placed in
charge of all personnel, equip-
ment, and operations in the
County Road Department, ef-
fective April 1, 1977, with the
Road Superintendent in
charge of administration,
planning and coordination of
the work schedule. Comm.
Kennedy seconded the motion
and it passed unanimously,
Comm. Davis said there was
a severe drainage problem in
Wewahitchka between the
property of Nils Millergren
and O. C. Johnson. He said
easements were being obtain-
ed so the problem could be
Comm. Davis told the Board
he would like permission to
replace a culvert at Mrs.
Laura Hinton's on Hwy. 22 in
Wewahitchka. He said Mrs.
Hinton will purchase the cul-
vert to replace, one that has
caved in. The Board author-
ized replacement of the cul-
Comm. Davis requested the
Board continue working on a
drainage problem at Whitfield
Acres in Overstreet. :
Comm. Kennedy discussed
the ramifications of the Sun-
shine Law with the Board as
presented at the County Com-
missioners' Convention.
Road Superintendent Lloyd
Whitfield reported that he had
met with the Army Corps of
Engineers at the Gulf County
Canal and there was approxi-
mately /2 mile of levee that
had to be rebuilt.
The Finance Officer report-
ed to the Board that the light
bill at the old courthouse had
increased by over $400,00 in*
one month. Comm. Gortman
said he would check into the
There being no further busi-
ness, the meeting did then

Meat And Potato Pie


Stick with tradition for stick-to-your-ribs goodness. Get out
your rolling pin and create a meal-in-a-pie.
A hearty meal, Meat and Potato Pie skimps on nothing ex-
cept cost. Not only is this main dish easy on the pocketbook,
it's also easy on the cook. Preparation is quick and simple and
can be done well in advance of serving.
Enriched self-rising flour makes it a success, with a crust
hearty enough for a meat filling yet light and flaky. Since
self-rising flour contains baking powder and salt, there's less
mixing and measuring. Because it is enriched, you get B-vita-
mins niacin, thiamin and riboflavin plus the minerals, iron
and calcium .to say nothing of the nutritional bonanza of
the filling.
SMeat And Potato Pie
one 9-inch pie
2 cups enriched self-rising 1 envelope dry onion
flour* soup mix
2/3 cup shortening 1/2 teaspoon allspice
4 to 8 tablespoons cold 1/4 teaspoon pepper
water 1 package (12 oz.) frozen,
1 pound ground beef shredded hash brown.
1/2 cup water potatoes, defrosted '
Ketchup, optional
Cut shortening into flour until pieces are the size of small
peas. Sprinkle with cold water a tablespoon at a time, mixing
lightly until dough begins to stick together. Press into a ball;
divide in half. Roll one portion on lightly floured surface into
10-inch circle. Place in 9-inch pan. Combine meat, 1/2 cup
water, onion soup mix, allspice and pepper, pack lightly into
pie shell. Layer potatoes on top. Roll out remaining dough.
Arrange pastry on top of filling, seal and flute edges. Cut design
on top of pastry. Bake in preheated 3500F. oven about 1 hour,
or until lightly browned. Serve with warmed ketchup.
*Spoon flour into dry measuring cup; level. Do not scoop.

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nel of the Forestry Department.



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