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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: July 21, 1977
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Industry Deep Water Port Fine People Safest Beaches in Florida

Graduation Hinges On New Test
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With action taken by the
Gulf County School Board in a
special meeting last Friday
afternoon, a student must do
more than make passing
grades in order to receive a
high school diploma beginning
with the 1979-80 school year.
Juniors in the 1978-79 school
year must take a standardized
literacy test to see if they have
absorbed enough of the know-
ledge they have been exposed
to during their years in school
in order to'be classified as
functional literates.
The test, called the Pupil
Progression Plan, has been
mandated by the state and
involves more than just test-
ing of juniors. It also involves
testing other students in
grades 3, 5 and 8 to see if they

are, learning anything in
.school. If the student fails the
test in the lower grades, the
school must provide remedial
studies in order to help the
student to pass the standard-
ized tests. In the case of the
junior who fails the test, he
can take it again as a senior. If
he passes, he receives his
diploma. If he fails, he re-
ceives a certificate of attend-
All of this testifig came on
the heels of a return to the
basics in education in Florida
schools where a student will
be taught to read by letters
and sounds and figure by
number concepts as well as
have an emphasis placed on
In effect, the testing and

The Church of the Nazarene,
located at the corner of Niles
Road and Long 'Avenue, is
currently holding revival ser-
vices. The services are 7:00
p.m. nightly, and will con-
clude with the Sunday morn-

If all preliminary budget
requests from various de-
partment heads are honored
by the, County Commission,
Gulf tax payers will be faced
with an additional three mills
of taxes during the coming
year.d The only alternative
would be a generous visit from
the tooth fairy. Going on past
spending philosophy of the
Commission, neither is very
likely to happen.
Various department heads
under the County Commission
have- filed requests...for-.an-.
additional $231,970.74 to oper-
ate for the coming fiscal year
as the County Commission
gets set to draw up its finan-
cial plan to finance the year
beginning October 1. One of
the biggest reasons for the'
fund hike is that all 'county
hourly paid employees are
asking for an increase in pay
of 55c per hour during the next
year. Other increases are
asked for because of higher'
insurance,, energy and, a need
for equipment or repairs to
what the county already owns.
Leading the pack in fund
requests is the County Road
Department, which is asking
for an additional $48,361.48 to
go with the $420,195.00 spent
by the department last year.
Second on the list requesting
more 'funds is Gulf County
Sheriff Ken Murphy, who is
requesting an additional $45,-
826.30. Other than salary in-
creases, bo th the Sheriff and
Road Department say they
have a dire need for some new
or additional equipment. The,
Road Department needs $26,-,
152.00 to make the final pay-
ment on two new trucks
purchased this year and the
Sheriff says he needs $17.000 to
pay for new equipment (most-
ly new cars) and another
$17.000 for added expenses.
The General Fund, of
course, is asking for the most
new money, but it finances the
operations of several opera-
tions in the Courthouse. The
General Fund increase would



Representative Billy Joe
Rish recently requested the
Florida Highway Patrol to
assign another Highway Pat-
rolman to the Gulf County
Rish said the ever increas-
ing traffic, especially on High-
way 98 and Highway 71,
requires all the assistance
possible in trying to cut down
on accidents.
Rish advised that Colonel
- Eldridge Beach, commander
of the Highway Patrol, agreed
with him that another trooper
was needed to help relieve the
present troopers in the area
and to give the county around
the clock protection. Accord-
ing to Rep. Rish's office the
new trooper should be in the
area and working in 30 to 60

new 'diploma structure will
identify whether a student has
learned what was put before
him during his, 12 years of
school or whether he just went
to school for 12 years In the
lower grades, it should point
out trouble spots with students
and aid in correcting the
problems before the student
matriculates through school
without learning:
In addition to adopting the
new plan, the Gulf County
School Board agreed to Friday
to beef up its requirements for
graduation and require an
additional credit in language
arts (English, etc.) in the last
three years of school. An
additional credit in math will
also be required as well as
increased emphasis on social

ing service at 11:00 a.m., July
24, followed by dinner on the
Rev. Harold F. Gravvat,
evangelist in the Church of the
Nazarne, is the guest speaker.
He is a native of Illinois, and
has spent many years in the
ministry, where he helped to
organize two churches,
Now, in full-time evange-
lism for the past 13 years,
Rev. Gravvat is a student of
the Scriptures and has an
effective and- relevant mes-
sage for everyone.
This is his second visit to the
Church of the Nazarene here
in Port St. Joe, and the con-
gregation is proud to be able to
invite the community ot join in
the services, and have the
chance to meet this wonderful
holiness speaker.

It Was Our

In last week's paper in the
story on the County Commis-
sion meeting, The Star stated
that the County pays for the
bonds of the Highland View
Water and Sewer District
board of directors members.
This was in error.
The County approves of the
bonds before they are pur-
chased but the bond fees are
paid by the water district. ,

Harrell Holloway, Director
of Administration, told The
Star. "The test won't be all
that hard. it will be on about a
seventh or eighth grade level.
Any student who successfully
passes his school work while
in the classroom should be
able to pass the test. It will
show. however, if he has
absorbed anything he has
been exposed to during his
school years."
In other actions by the
School Board, they:
-Employed Carey Floore
as maintenance coordinator
for the entire county. He is to
coordinate all maintenance
purchases and direct main-
tenance personnel throughout

It' aBudget Time

Rev. Harold F. Gravvat

Plant Union

Ratify Contract
Negotiations have been con-
cluded between the Port St.
Joe Container Division and
the United Paperworkers In-
ternational Union, Local 379,
announced Troy Jones, presi-
dent of Local 379.
The Union ratified a three
year contract, which will ex-
pire July 13, 1980.

be $122,106.96 if all requests
are met.
Offices under the General
Fund asking for increases
included the following:
-Tas Assessor, an addi-
tional $3,772.00 for expenses,
salary increases and personal
-Mosquito Control, an ad-
ditional $7,131.52 to finance
gasoline price increases and
purchase new equipment.
-Board of County Commis-
sion. $6,935.00 to pay for
.higher .inisucance costs' and
workman's compensation.
-Courthouse Maintenance,
an additional $13,000 to pay
higher utility costs and an
'additional $5,000 for mainten-
ance. .
-Superintendent of Elec-
tions, an additional $610.00 to
pay for part time help.
-Veterans Service and Civ-
il Defense, a combined in-
crease of $8,438.52 to finance
salary increases for the direc-
tor, secretary and several
other minor increases in oper-
ational costs.
-General Fund Contracts.
This: is the fund which the
county pays for matching
services from such as the
forestry program, TB care,
Medicaide, and membership
in area joint operations. An
increase is being asked to pay
for' the county's share of
funding the emergency room
.(Continued on Page 3)

the county
.-Agreed on the method of
paying coaching supplements.
-Adopted a state code of
conduct which gives students
due process and sets mini-
mum standards in certain
areas of deportment.
-Set a project priority list
for capital expendutiures
which included eliminating
the temporary trailer class-
robms at Port st Joe St. Joe
Elementary school and reno-
vation of the old band room
ani dressing room into use-
abfi space.

This car was struck in the side when its driver, Dana
Wilson Collins, pulled into Reid Avenue. -Star photos

S'Three Suffer

Slight Injuries

Three people suffered from second vehicle, headed

Michael Burke was the driver of this auto which was
travelling south on Reid Ave.

cuts, abrasions and bruises in.
a two car accident at the
intersection of Reid Avenue,
and Fourth Street Monday
during the noon hour. Accord-
ing to police records, the
accident was reported at 12:50
p.m. .
Patrolman James Graves,
investigator of the accident,
said a car driven by Dana
Wilson Collins pulled out into
Reid Avenue into the path of a


driven- by Michael Burke.
Burke's car struck the Collins
vehicle in the left front door,
damaging both vehicles heav-

Both drivers, Burke and
Collins and Gerald Lee Col-
lins, a passenger in the Collins
vehicle, were taken to Munici-
pal Hospital by Gulf County
Volunteer Ambulance Service
for treatment.

Cats ad ogs Cause More

Problems Than People Do
Thao" l-m'seo e0.

Prolific cats took the spot-
light at the City Commission
meeting Tuesday night, with a
delegation from Sixth Street
wanting something done about
the herd of cats which is
t king over the neighborhood.
'Mrs. Myrtice Chason, acting
a$ spokeswoman for the four
residents of the area said the
area is apparently a dumping
ground for unwanted cats.
"There are new ones every
day and they are becoming a
nuisance and a danger", Mrs.
-,`Chason said. All of the delega-
tion told of having to wage
unending war against fleas on
their property, brought by the
cats. Another problem is the
Number of felines which are
literally over-running the

Street Superintendent Dor-
ton Hadden said it was almost
impossible to catch a cat with
their dog catching rig, but that
they had been successful in
thinning out the population in
other areas. Hadden said if the
residents of the area would
call when the cats are around,
some of his people would come
and help get rid of them.
Another related problem
was a dog problem which has
been faced by Mrs. Helen
Baldwin on Palm Boulevard
for some time. Mrs. Baldwin
had reported to several of the
Commissioners that large
dogs had literally torn up her
yard and flowers she had
planted over a period of

several weeks. "I don't know
whose dogs they were", she
Both Hadden and Mrs. Bald-
win said repeated efforts had
been made to.catch the dogs
but when the dog catcher hit
the street in his truck, the dogs
would scatter in all directions.
Hadden said he thought he'
had a plan to get the dogs out
of Mrs. Baldwin's yard and
planned to put it into operation
when they came back again.
While these problems are
weighty ones to the people
involved, the Commission had
the weightier matter of hiring
the right engineering firm to
correct mistakes made and
work left undone at the Waste-

water Treatment Plant during
its construction. Hiring of the
firm was a requirement of the
Federal Government before a
$4 million grant would be paid
the City for construction of the
pollution abatement facility.
After interviewing some 25
firms, from Miami. to St.
Louis, Mo., the firm of Russell
and Axon, with district offices
in Tallahassee was interview-
ed in person Tuesday night,
with district office manager
David Scott and Rod Westall
present for the interview.
The new firm will be charg-
ed with completion of several
items still on the uncomplete
punch list from the initial
contractor, modifications of
the incinerator to make it
work and recommendations to
stop the settling pond dike
from leaking.
Mayor Frank Pate- ques-
tioned the engineers closely at
the direction of the Commis-
sion, making it clear the
Commission expected any
suggestions made by the en-
gineers to work or the engin-
eers would be responsible for
correcting the mistakes. "We
have gone through this before
and don't wish to get caught
with paying for the mistakes
of others again", Pate said.
"We're not trying to be hard to
get along with, but we expect
to get what we pay for".
Scott said his contract ex-
plicitly stated they would
stand behind their work and
would accept responsibility
for any mistakes they might
The Commission still hasn't
signed a contract with the
firm. A study will be made
(Continued on Page 3)

Tides for the coming week in
the Port St. Joe area are listed
below. The tide times are
furnished by the U.S. Weather
Bureau station in Apalachi-



High Low'
12:33P 8:30P
4:58 A 6:24 P
4:41A 3:21P
5:14A 3:53P
5:52A 4:36P
6:42A 5:23P
7:31A 6:14P

Sullivan New Rotary President

Jerry Sullivan took over as president of the Port St. Joe
Rotary Club at their regular meeting last Thursday.
Sullivan, second from left in the photo above, is presented
retiring president, Ted Cannon with a past president's pin.
Also shown in the picture are treasurer George Y. Core, left
and secretary Bill Crawford, right.
Newly elected directors for two year terms were
Chauncey Costin, Bill Lyles, Frank Pate and Leon Pollock.
In taking over his duties as president, Sullivan named his

committeemen for the coming year and expressed a desire
for the club to be very active during the next 12 months. "I'd
like for us to become more active in community service" he
said. One of his points of concern was to get the Boy Scouts.
active once again. The Rotarians have been sponsors of the
Scouts for many years. Sullivan also asked for the club to
take an active role in educational activities explaining free
enterprise and called for creation of an "Outstanding
Rotarian" award to be presented each year.
-Star photo

15c Per Copy


2.1 Inches Welcome

A slow, soaking rain made a welcome appearance
here in Port St. Joe Sunday night and all day Monday,
ending a long drought, but still not spilling all the moisture
needed to alleviate the drought-like conditions which have
prevailed here since mid-May.
Accordirnfgtb bur offictatl-hMficial weather man, Bill
Simmons, the immediate area had precipitation of 2.1
inches in the rainfall for this week. This is the first time
we have experienced this much rain at one time since
March 6, when 2.3 inches fell and virtually ended the
rainfall for Port St. Joe until the rain the first of this week.
SActually, we had experienced our average rainfall
through :June"i, Simmons said, "but it was spotty".
According to Simmons, Port St. Joe has had 19.2 inches
thus far this year, through June, which he says is average.
The problem is that during June, we had only two-tenths
of an inch. April and May were not much better. Until the
rain fell this week, we had received only a half inch of
precipitation during the month of July.
With an average rainfall of about 60-70 inches for the
year, the average through the first six months of this year
adds up to 19.2, or a little less than one third of our annual
The rains the first of the week were the slow soaking
kind and was quickly soaked up by the thirsty ground.
Hardly any was left standing in puddles after the rainfall
was over. While some locations in Northwest Florida
reported damage from the rain, there was none here and
even if there was, hardly anybody would have said
anything about it. The rain was too welcome for any
complaining about anything.

Revival Services at

Church of Nazarene

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JULY 21, 1977

New Tests Check On

Teacher and Student

new Pupil Progression Plan assurances will far outweigh any
y mandated by the State of shortcomings frn the new method
and adopted last Friday by of deciding whieer or not Johnnie
f County School Board could has an education. The plan can be
ell be the vehicle we need to modified in the future to make it
encourage a proper educa- completely fair for all students.
ing provided for pupils in Under the plan, a student is
schools. At least the new plan tested in the third, fifth, eighth and
ike a high school diploma 11th grades. If hedoesn't pass the
)mething. Now, as those who tests in the lower grades, he is held
high school graduates know, back and provided remedial instruc-
t be sure the diploma means tion. If he doesn't pass in the 11th
g except the fact that he has grade, he gets one last chance at the.
d school for 12 years. In test as a senior: If he still doesn't
ises, the performance of the pass, he doesn't receive a high
es makes one wonder if the school diploma, he receives a certif-
holder has ever seen the icate of attendance, which is what
f a school before, many diplomas amount to now.
other side effect of the new Some of the drawbacks are that
be to test the teacher. In the a student can pass every subject for
rents have asked for some 12 years of schooling, fail the llth
way to test the pe-'formance ra fnd.ho receive a diplo-
icher.-The-new PPP plan ma. Too, many-industries offer jobs;'
lo this. only to those with a high school
)led with the recent swing diploma. Some industries may want
the basics in education, we to relax this requirement a little.
)ur schools begin to turn out The tests aren't all that' hard,
I students once more. Here but they are designed to find out if
tate of Florida, we saw a the student learned anything in his
only recently where the years in school and if he has basic
as of Tallahassee high motor skills. If a student has been
ranked .in the lower 25 passed in school for 12 years, he
for the most part in the should be able to pass the tests. If he
rom 12 years in school. doesn't, there is strong reason to
new plan has its drawbacks, suspect there's something wrong
we think the benefits and somewhere.

Needs Revitalizing

We need, here in Port St. Joe, a
revitalization of our business com-
munity. We don't know what it will
take, but we need a business shot in
the arm, and we suspect that the one
giving the "shot" will need to be the
business people themselves.
As a business community, we're
allowing our local business to drift
off to the big malls and shopping
centers with only a faint whimper of
"where did it go". Our community
deserves better than this. We de-
serve to grow and be vital just as the
malls and shopping centers are.
We can't altogether blame the
, purchaser, though he stands to
shoulder his share of the blame. The

malls and shopping centers are
actively courting the buying public.
They don't offer the best prices;
they can't with their high overhead
and rent. They are doing it with
pizzaz and promotion and the local
business community here and in
other small towns are sitting back
and letting the large malls and
shopping centers scoop the cream
off the top of the buying public's
It's time we did something about
it here in Port St. Joe before Port St.
Joe is merely a bedroom community
with a sizeable purchasing power
which it must take to the large
centers of commerce.

"The Miracle Goes On"

On Tap Sunday At LABC
"The Miracle Goes Oh", a account of the beheading of The film comes to an ex
new feature length dramatic missionaries, John and Betty ing climax with John appe
film, will be shown at Long Stam, by rebels in China. He ing in Century II Auditori
Avenue Baptist Church on then surrendered his life to in Wichita, Kansas, wh
July 24th at 7:00 p.m. God for service and daily, Ronn 'iuff leads a 185 vo

"The Miracle Goes On" is
the life story of a composer
John W. Peterson, a resident
of Phoenix, Arizona, where
music is played and sung
throughout the free world and
John Peterson himself is a.
prince among men! "The
Miracle Goes On" tells his
... Converted while a Kansas
farm boy, John, at age 16,
read the beautiful, terrible

weekly, monthly, through the
years, John Peterson has been
a faithful, consistent, dedi-
cated Christian whose testi-
mony through music touches
the lives of millions.
This film, a feature length
drama, traces the life of John
Peterson through those boy-
hood days in Kansas, military
service as a World War II pilot
flying the Himalayan Hump
into Burma, student days at
the Moody Bible Institute and
much, much more.


choir, a 65 piece concert
orchestra, Doug Oldham,
Dave Boyer. Lillie Knauls, the
Peterson Trio, and TRUTH in
a never-to-be forgotten con-
cert of Peterson music.
"The Miracle Goes On" is
more than the testimony of a
man-it is a stirring and thrill-
ing tribute to the faithfulness
of God who works continuing
miracles in a life that is
You owe it to yourself to see
this film.

The welcome rains which came to the area Sunday afternoon, night and
Monday were in the gathering stage Saturday evening. This picture was made
about 7:30 Saturday afternoon, looking out over the bay as the sun was going


Course Held
Slimnastics began Tuesday
night of this week at the Wash-
ington Recreation Center. In-
structor Elaine Peters states
you may join her at the '"en-
ter each Tuesday night at 7:30
p.m. or may register with the.
Gulf County Recreation De-
partment at 229-6119. Anyone
over 18 years of age may

Story Hour

at Library
The St. Joe Public Library
will present a story hour
- featuring two filmS_ oip'Mon-
day, July 25 at 2:30 in the
afternoon. '
The films will be "Little
Rascals". and "Winnie the
Pooh". Admission is free and
open to the public.
The following Monday at the
same time, a puppet play will
be presented, "The Three
Billy Goats Gruff";

The first world globe was
made in 1491. It showed
Japan in the mid-Atlantic be-
tween Europe and Africa on
the right and India and Asia
on the left.


Dear Wesley,
For all the many years that
you have been printing The
Star, I have never before writ-
ten a letter to the Editor.
There are a few things con-
cerning the recent flare-up in
our local ambulance operation
that I feel the public is entitled
to know.
In my recent audit of both
ambulance squads, the one
here in Port St. Joe and the
one in Wewahitchka, the only
thing I was looking for was, is
the county purchasing legally
and is the seller selling legal-
ly? I never questioned why the
local Squad leader had re-
fused to give ambulance ser-
vice to a 91 year old lady who
had been bed ridden for
several years or why ambu-
lance service was denied to a
heart attack victim to Talla-
hassee. Or why when he was
called to North Port St. Joe
sometime ago he asked if this
elderly lady couldn't be car-
ried by auto to the hospital.
These things I didn't know
about at that time or instead of
just an audit I would have
been running an investigation
at the same time.
Let's take a look at some of
the above mentioned things.
My understanding of the heart
attack victim in this case was
he needed to go to Tallahassee
and the ambulance squad had
a policy of not traveling more
than 50 miles from Port St.
Joe. I'll not question why this
was denied but, after arrange-
ments had been made with a
local funeral home for one of
its coaches, oxygen was need-
ed and again he was contacted
for a tank of oxygen and his
reply was that he only had two

A couple of weeks ago, grandsons number
one and two sidled up to me here at the office and
said, "Papaw, we want a job so we can make
some money. Do you have anything we can do?"
In this day and time, how can you turn down
a couple of boys who are willing to work to make
a buck? I tell you now, it surprised me. Usually,
they come in the office, all hot and sweaty from
playing or riding their bikes to town and it's,
', Papaw, give us a quarter to buy a cold drink,
please". At least, I get the "please". So, when
they 'want to work, I can do nothing less than
provide them something to do.
So, I told them I would put them on the
payroll to stuff papers on Wednesday afternoons.
We print our paper in two sections and put them
together Wednesday afternoon as we mail them
out. They aren't officially on the payroll. They
just stuff papers, sweep up the floor and spend
the afternoon between jobs playing cowboys and
indians around the presses, in the stock room
and over and under the big rolls of newsprint
stacked in our press room.
I imagine some of you have received their
handiwork in the mail. If your second section of
the paper is upside down or backwards, that's

. * to the Editor

bottles of oxygen, one for each
ambulance and that he might
need them before they return-
ed. My statement is this,
oxygen was needed immedi-
ately and neither of the two
bottles he had on hand may
have been needed elsewhere
that night. After some 21/2
hours delay, arrangements
was made to secure oxygen
elsewhere and the funeral
coach was on its way to Tall-
ahassee. The lady from North
Port St. Joe was transported
to the local hospital by one of
the local funeral home coach-
es and my understanding is
that she died the next day. I
could give other instances
called to my attention but time
and space will not permit. I'll
be glad to discuss these and
other similar cases with any-
Lets get back to the reason
for the audit. Were we legal in
purchasing directly for the
local ambulance squad from
one of its officers? Lets see
what the law has to say.
Florida Statues of 1975, page
445, Chapter 11, item 1 & 3
reads. 112.313 Standard of
conduct for public officer and
employees of agencies.
1-Definition-As used in this
section, unless the context
otherwise requires, the term
"public officer" shall include
any person elected or appoint-
ed to hold office in any agency,
including any person serving
on and advisory body.
ployee of an agency acting in
his official capacity as a pur-
chasing agent, or public offi-
cer acting in his official

down and filtering through the storm clouds which were gathering. Notice the
bright sun spot on the bay where the sun was shining bright through the
low-lying dark clouds. -Star photo



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capacity, shall either directly
or indirectly purchase, rent,
or lease any realty, goods, or
services for his own agency
from any business entity of
which he or his spouse or child
is an officer, partner, director,
or propreitor or in which such
officer or employee or his
spouse or child, or any com-
bination of them, has a mat-
erial intest.
I believe from this law and
its definition that a fifth grade
student could interpret it. In
fact I believe an ignorant
person like myself could inter-
pret it the true meaning of this
very simple law. I refer my-
self as an ignorant person as
the former squad leader
before a courtroom of people
made the following statement,
What the people need to do is
get ignorant people like Mr.
Kennedy off the board and
keep them off.
Anyone wishing to contact
me personally for proof of the
valadity of any audit or state-
ments I have made I will be
glad to do so at any time.
-s- Leo Kennedy

Dear Mr. Ramsey,
I am sorry I did not get to
see you when I went to The
Star. Mrs. Ramsey, Miss Cat-
herine Ramsey and Ms. Shir-
ley were very nice to Mrs.
Gorham and me.
I like those big machines.
Ms. Shirley surely can work
her machine fst. .,
Miss Catherine told me all
about the machines. I liked
that. Thank you..
Warren Renfro


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because our two apprentice paper stuffers
just haven't quite got the hang of it yet. They're
trying, however, and it should be only a short
while until we can graduate them to experienced
paper stuffers.
Now, they get the salary in addition to the
occasional, "Give us a quarter for a drink,
Not bragging, you understand, but they are,-
some of the best eight and nine year old help we
have ever had down here at The Star. "-At+

Bob King and Roy Gibson were telling of.
their recent trip to the mountains of North
Carolina last week. They went up there to get
away from the heat and found it hotter there than
it was here in Port St. Joe.
The two took their wives for a week of
mountain living which normally means walks in
the scenic woods, golf, horseback riding and
such sports. Do you know what they spent their
time doing? Fishing! Both of them live right
across the street from St. Joseph'Bay and only a
hop, skip and a jump from three rivers
abounding in fresh water fish and they travelled
all the way to the mountains to go fishing.
I wanted to tell you about that, but the main
thing I wanted to tell you about was the bait they
used. I haven't talked to Bob King yet to verify
this, but according to Roy Gibson, they used
kernels of fresh corn for bait and it worked just
like catalpa worms. Roy said they caught a few
nice bass and a fine string of bream using the
corn for bait.
I'm going to try that one the next time I go to
the river.

I was ashamed of citizens of the United
States shown on TV and reported in the news-
papers, looting stores in New York when the,
lights went out last week. That's no way for"1
people in a civilized nation to act. They were
looting, and as if the word "looting" isn't bad
enough, it also means they were stealing
something which belonged to someone else. In
most of the cases interviewed, the people who
were the victims of the thieves had worked all
their lives to build up what they had, only to have
some scum break in and steal their merchandise
the minute the lights went out.
The thing which appalled me was the
televised interviews with those who had done
the looting. Many of them seemed to think it was
allright to take something which belonged to
someone else. Some of them even made the
statement that they thought God had caused the
power failure to give them the opportunity to get
some of the things they wanted.
Just for the record, God never did anything
to set the stage for people to steal. As a matter of
fact he strictly prohibited it in one of the 10
commandments-. He said, "Thou shalt not steal".
That's pretty plain.
After seeing what people do in New York .
when the lights go out, I'm glad I don't live there.
As a matter of fact, I don't even have a desire to
visit there now. I had rather spend the rest'
of my life right here in Port St.. Joe than spend"
one day in New York.
I remember when the big hurricane came a
couple of years ago and many people left town.
There wasn't one single report of something
being stolen while so many people were out of
town during the emergency.
That's the way things should be.


$100,000 Will be Trimmed.

First Draft of

City Budget

Tops $2 Million


The first draft of the budget
for the City of Port St. Joe for
fiscal year 1978 came in at
$2,880,103, of $100,000 more
than the City had anticipated
revenue to fund. The Commis-
sion met -in a special session
Monday night to lop this
$100,000 out of the new budget
and consider a needed in-
crease in water and sewer
rates. A need for increased
wages for City personnel,
increased electric and gaso-
line charges and climbing
insurance rates make the"
increase necessary in order
. for the systems to pay for their
own operations.
A huge chunk of the new
proposed budget is made up of
' loans and grants to finance
P water and drainage projects
in the City during the coming
fiscal year. $1.4 million for
water improvements and a
$289,000 grant for drainage
work has swollen the budget
above its natural state.
Thiscoming year, the gen-
eral fund budget started off at
$1,137,309, but has been trim-
med some $70,000 and will be
trimmed more before it rea-
ches the final state, according
to Clerk Mike Wright. Last,
year's general fund budget
was $869,797.
The Water and Sewer bud-
get 'talking figures for fiscal
1978 was $1,742,794, up from
the $1,725,460 of last year. $1.4
million of both budgets is the
Farmers Home Administra-.
tion loan for the new water
tank, forced water main and
doubling the size of the water
treatment plant. This leaves

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only $342,794.00 for actual,
Clerk Wright pointed out to
the Commission Monday that
the water and sewer rates will
have to. be increased to make
the services self sustaining for
the coming year. Last year,
the General Fund had. to
contribute money to the water
operations to keep it solvent.
Another cause for concern in
the future is the garbage
collection rates. With the forc-
ed changes coming -up, in
garbage .disposal mandated'
by the state Department of,
Environmental Regulation,
the expense of this service is
bound to increase, causing an
increase in service charges.
The amount of these in-
creases has not been deter-
mined as yet.

The Commission is going
with the same tax revenues
this coming year as were
levied last year. The budget in
.its final form is expected to
fall into line with the same
revenues as last year.
- Last year the City levied
5:13 mills in ad valorem taxes
and it is expected the same tax:
rate will be levied this coming
A certification of millage
from Samuel A. Patrick, coun-
ty Tax Assessor says the City
will have taxable property
valued at $55,460,180 as com-
pared with $55,381,963 last
One increase the Commis-
sion is determined to make
this year is an increase of the
minimum wage paid City
employees to $3.00 per hour.

From Page 1 -

More Trouble

during the next two weeks of
the proposed contract pre-
sented by the engineering firm
to see if the Commission
desires to make any changes
before it is signed.
Theengineers were selected
by a committee of engineers of
local industry along with the
City's Wastewater plant man-
ager, Bob Simon.
Three bids received by the
Commission were disposed of
at Tuesday's meeting.
The City received a bid of
$195.00 from St. Joe Natural
Gas to purchase a surplus
addressograph machine from

the City. The bid was held up
for a few days until an
appraisal can be made of the
equipment. 'If the price is a
fair one, it will be accepted.
* Anders Equipment Com-
pany, of Blountstown was
awarded a bid for a new bush
hog. Anders bid was $1,115.00.
St. Joe Motor Company was
awarded a bid for a new 14
yard dump truck. The bid of
St. Joe Motor was $25,359.55.
,The Board agreed to change
the next meeting date from
August 2 to August 9. Some of
the Commissioners had to be
.;ut;of town on August 2. ".

From Page 1 -

Budget Time

doctor at Municipal Hospital,
$17,334; $10,000 more for the
Northwest Florida Regional
Library and various other
amounts for various opera-
tions in which the county
-Tax Collector Harland
,Pridgeon wants an additional
$13,750, more than half of
which would purchase his
office a new vaildating ma-
-Port St. Joe Ambulance
Squad is requesting $1,754.00
more than they received last
year. This is to pay for
training, supplies and addi-
tional fuel costs.
-Extension Director Cubie
Laird wants $195.00 more to
pay for increased telephone
Add to that 55c per hour
increase in pay for all em-
ployees paid out of General,
Fund and you have another
$28.600.00 for salaries, $4,-
763.16 for Retirement and
$3,157.26 for Social Security.
According to county finance
officer. Jerry GQtes. the 55c
wage increase "asked for by

county hourly paid employees
will cost the county $60,517.42
or .6 mill.
The other requests for in-
creases asked for by the
department heads would cost
an additional 2:2 mills if fully
The Commission is holding a
public hearing Monday night,
July 25, beginning at 5:00
p.m., in which each county
department head will be given
15 minutes to give reasons
why his request for money
should-be honored. Each de-
partment head will be given 15
minutesto plead his case.

We wish to take this oppor-
tunity to extend our heartfelt
thanks to our many friends for
their expressions of sorrow
and comfort during the death
of our father, the Rev. Lewis
S. Barnes, Sr. Thanks are
offered also for the beautiful
flowers, cards and food.
The Family of
L. S. Barnes. Sr.

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

St. Joe Auto Parts
i PA i Phone 227-2141 201 Long Ave,
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A young family's mobile,
home was recently burned to
the ground, with all their pos-
sessions. The couple, Ken arid
Wanda Mann, have two chil-
dren, a girl and a boy. Mr.
Mann is employed by Wewa-
hitchka Hardware. They have
found a furnished home in
which to live, but still are in
need of linens, towels, dishes,
cooking utensils, other house-
hold items and clothing. Sizes
which the little boy wears are:
five or six slim pants, size six
shirt and 10'2 shoe. The little
girl wears a seven or eight
pants, a 10 top and 13'1: shoe.
Mrs. Mann can wear either a
seven or eight dress, a 6 2-7
shoe. Mr. Mann wears a 34-32
or 36-32 pants, medium shirt
and 10D shoe.
Mrs. Lynda Gregg, Vista
Volunteer for Gulf County,
asks that the people of the
county open their hearts to
this young family because fire
can happen to anyone, even
Please bring your dona-
tions to the Vista Volunteer's
office at the food stamp build-
ing on Higl way 98 on Thurs-
day. between the hours of nine
a.m. to three p:m., or call
229-6854 or 229-6229 and they
will be picked up.

The regularly scheduled
City Commission meeting of
August 2. 1977, will be changed *
to August 9, 1977, at 8:00 p.m.
Michael J. Wright,
City Auditor
and Clerk 2t

The first umbrella in the
U.S. is believed to have
been used in Windsor Conn.
in 1740. It produced a riot
of merriment and derision.

Many activities are provided for youths in the Port St.
Joe area by the annual summer recreation program,
sponsored jointly by the City of Port St. Joe and the Gulf
County Recreation Department. In the photo above.
counsellor Jerri Lewis instructs Chris Adkison in the proper
way to hit a tennis ball. -Star photo

Gulf County's First
Beginning 31 Years of
Continuous Service

Hortense & Rocky Comforter

Telephone 227-3511

Say You Sow It In The Star

the members of the

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

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


Suntan lotion,
First Aid Supplies

Suntan lotions and creams, insect
repellents, first aid supplies and cold
remedies are now on sale at low prices '
for summer.


Drive-In Prescription Windowc j
Phone 227-5111

THE STAI, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JULY 21, 1977

Bridal Couple is Feted

With Round of Parties

I Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ar-
. .rant and Mr. and Mrs. Charles
: Norton honored Miss Ida
- Louise Copenhaver and James
: Lee Ginter, with a dinner
p party on Wednesday, July
13th, at the Norton residence
6n St. Joseph's Drive.
Yellow and white flower ar-,
: rangements were used
throughout the house, and.
'guests were served from a.
dining table covered withy a
white linen cloth and appoint-
mnents of gleaming silver.
""Mrs. Wayne Hendrix and
Mrs. Tom Parker invited the
..younger set to bring two
favorite recipes to add to the
collection of Ida Louise Cop-
*enhaver, bride-elect. The
--7 appy event was held at the
Hendrix beach cottage, Thurs-
day, July 14th, at 10:00 a.m.
.The colorful buffet table fea-
tured yellow and white flowers
Hirranged in a pitcher, and.
spiked with wooden kitchen
utensils, which were present-
ed to the bride, along with a
recipe file and a corsage of
measuring spoons.
Mr. and Mrs. Irvine Ginter


: On Berry

SDean's List
SCarl Guilford of Port St. Joe
Shas been named to the spring
z quarter Dean's List for aca-
Sdemic achievement at Berry
:' College.

SMr. Guilford, son of Mr. and
SMrs. Carl A. Guilford, Over-
Sstreet, is an English major at
Berry, located in Mount Ber-
Sry, Ga.
r To be named to the Dean's
List, a Berry student must
earn an average of 3.5 or
higher on a 4.0 (straight-A)
Sale with a class load of at
least 12 quarter hours.
Berry College is an indepen-
dent, coeducational college
near .Rome, Ga., offering
liberal arts, science and pro-
fessional programs as well as
specialized 'graduate pro-
grams in education and busi-
ness administration. Founded
: in 1902, the college is located
on 30,000 acres of campus and
adjoining lands.

New Bethe

Sets Wome

The New Bethel AME
Methodist Church has set its
annual women's day drive for
the third Sunday in August,-
the 21st. Mrs. Christine White
and Mrs. Gillie McNair are



The United Methodist
Women will be conducted a
festival this Saturday, July 23,
at the social hall of the First
United Methodist Church. The
festival will be from 10 a.m.
until four p.m. Hamburgers
and homemade ice cream will
be served from 11-2:00 p.m.
Various things will be offer-
ed at the festival including a
garden shop, hanging baskets,
household goods, clothes, toys,
books and games.

Mr. and Mrs. Alford Ram-
sey announce the birth of a
son, Wesley Erington, July 8,
at Municipal Hospital.
Paternal grandparents are
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley R.
Ramsey, Sr. of Port St. Joe.
Maternal grandparents are
Fred Rudd of Jacksonville and
Nell Smith of Port St. Joe.

of Middletown, Ohio, hosted
the rehearsal dinner, honoring
their son, James Lee Ginter
and his bride-elect, Ida Louise
Copenhaver, at the St. Jos-
eph's Bay Country CQ on
Friday, July 15, at 7:30 p'.m.
Tables were covered with
white 4inen cloths and' decor-
ated with candle-lit arrange-
ments of. mixed summer
flowers and white wedding
Forty guests, including the
wedding party, parents of the
bride and. groom, relatives,
and out-of-town friends at-
tended the dinner.
The W. T. Moseley home on

'Constitution Drive, was the
setting for a buffet brunch
honoring Ida Louise Copen-
haver and -her fiance, James
Ginter. Hosting the affair with
the Moseleys, were Mrs. Mil-
ton Anderson, Mrs. Charles
Brock, Mrs. Tom Coldewey
and Mrs. Chauncey Costin.
Forty guests, relatives, and
out-of-town friends attended
between the hours of 11 and 12.
Guests helped themselves
from a buffet table, decor-
ated with colorful fruits and
vegetable flowers, and were
-seated at individual tables
covered with white linen
cloths and centered with mix-
ed arrangements of summer

Mr. and Mrs. Archie Shackleford, Jr.

Fran Ellis Danny Powell


The Reverend and Mrs. Cliff
Ellis, former residents of this
city, announce the engage-
ment and approaching mar-
riage of their daughter, Fran,
to Danny Powell, son of Mrs.
Edna Powell and the late Ross
Powell of Purvis, Mississippi.
Miss Ellis is the grand-
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D.
Fleming of Panama City, and

1 Church

n's Day

chairman and co-chairman
respectively. This year's
theme is "Prayer, the Sustain-
ing Force of Christianity".
Speaker for, the morning
occasion will be Mrs. Mary
Baker, a professor at Pensa-
cola Junior College. A skit,
"The Five Powers of Pray-
ers" will be performed at the
evening service. The day will
begin with Sunday School at
9:45, followed by morning
services at '11:00, and con-
cluded with evening ser-
vices at 6:00. Free plate lunch-
es will be served immediately
following the: morning ser-
Everyone is Port St. Joe and
the surrounding area is cor-
dially invited to attend, wor-
ship and share fellowship.
Leading up to Women's Day
will be a "Gospel Jubilee",
consisting of soulful spiritual
singing, instrumentals on the
guitar, cornet, flute, piano,
Featured on the program
will be the Adult Holiness
Choir, Kenneth Turner and
Cora Quinn, "The Evening
Doves", children and adult
quartets, Steve Osborne, Rev.
Willie C. Carr, "The Primitive
Baptist Young People's
Choir" and the New Bethel
Baptist Young,People's Choir.,
The jubilee will be this Sun-
day, July 24, at the New Bethel
A.M.E Church at 6:00 p.m.
Abraham Evans is master of

An "Old Fashioned" Slave
Time Convention" is being
planned for a later date at the
Washington Recreation Cen-
ter. Please check your next
week's paper for the exact
time, date, and price of tic-
Women of the church en-
treat everyone,'to participate
in all of these 'activities.

M. C. Ellis, Sr. and the late
Mrs. M. C. Ellis of San
Antonio, Texas.
She is a graduate of Mt.
Olive Attendance Center,
Jones County Junior College,
and the University of Southern
Mississippi. She has worked
on her MRE degree at the New
Orleans Baptist Theological
Grandparents of the pros-
pective groom are Mrs. Euna
Wilaon and the late T. C.
Wilson, Sr., and the late Mr.
and Mrs. Willie Powell, all of
Purvis, Miss.
He is a graduate of Purvis
High School and the Univer-
sity of Southern Mississippi.
He is presently working on his
Master's degree in School
Administration at the Univer-
sity of Southern Mississippi.
Vows will be exchanged on
August 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the
Lake Como Baptist Church in
Bay Springs, Mississippi.

In the sanctuary of the Zion
Fair Baptist Church, Ann
Marie Bailey and Archie
Shackleford,. Jr. were united
in marriage in a double ring
ceremony before the Rev. C.
P. Price, June 4 at 6:00 p.m.
Mrs. Mary Norman, aunt of
the groom, sang several nup-
tial selections of the bride, and
was accompanied by her son,
Michael, pianist. Both are
from Orlando.
The bride, escorted to the
altar by her brother, was
attired in a formal empire
styled floor length gown~,of
satin accented with a floral
lace dickey which fitted into
the gently scooped neckline.
Her matching floor length
hooded cape of ivory chiffon
was trimmed with white dai-
sies. The gown was designed
and made by the aunt of the
bride, Mrs. Lula McNeal. She
carried a nosegay of red roses,
yellow and white daisies,
baby's breath and yellow rib-
Miss Latric Henderson, cou-
sin of the bride, of Jacob,
served as 'maid of hono-SbTe
wore a floor length yellow
gown with a matching long
sleeve yellow silk jacket, en-
hanced with a yellow and
white floral design. Her head-
piece was of baby's breath
attached 'to a white ribbon.
She carried a bouquet of
spring flowers enhancing the
color scheme of yellow and
Connie Roberson, cousin of
the groom, and Katrina Mc-
Neal, cousin of the bride,
served as bridesmaids. They
wore identical yellow formal
gowns fashioned with a dia-
mond shape above the waist-
line. They wore baby's breath
in their hair with white ribbon,
and carried a bouquet of
yellow and white daisies ac-
cented with yellow ribbon.
La'Cheryl Bailey, sister of
the bride, served as flower

There's hardly anything so satisfying as creating a
good salad; inventing the recipe; being a little daring,
letting all kinds of good things meet in the salad bowl.
When it comes time to stir up the dressing, try this
trick: add a couple of generous dashes of Worcestershire
sauce. Give the dressing a stir or a shake and taste it. If
it needs another shot of Lea and Perrins, don't hesitate;
Worcestershire is a natural for dressings. Always shake
dressing vigorously before use and, whenever possible,
make it at least an hour ahead.
In the following Ham and Macaroni Salad, slivers of
pink ham, diced red apple and flecks of diced green
pepper add not only color and crunch, but they con-
tribute their own characteristic flavor to bland macaroni.
4 cups cold cooked macaroni
1/2 pound sliced cooked ham, slivered
1-1/2 cups diced red apples
1 medium-sized green pepper, diced
2 tablespoons chopped scallions
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon original Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
In a large bowl combine macaroni, ham, apples, green
pepper and scallions. Blend mayonnaise with Worcester-
shire sauce, salt and lemon juice; pour over macaroni
mixture; mix well. Serve garnished with small ham
cornucopias and sliced hard-cooked eggs, if desired.
Yield: 4 portions.

girl. She was attired in a floor
length gown of yellow polyes-
ter trimmed in yellow and
white lace. She wore baby's
breath in her hair, and carried
a yellow basket containing
yellow and white rose petals
which she dropped by each
pew as she preceded the bride
down the aisle.
Mark Norman, cousin of the
groom, served as ring bearer.
He wore a white tuxedo and a

Ann Marie Bailey and Archie Shackleford,

Jr. Wed In Double Ring Ceremony

yellow carnation boutonniere.
Archie Lee Shackleford,
cousin of the groom, served as
best man. He wore a white
carnation boutonniere. Uly-
ssee Hutchinson and Arion
Ward. friends of the bride and
groom, served as ushers. They
all wore yellow and white
The bride's mother chose
for her daughter's wedding a
floor length gown of yellow
polyester with a waist length
overlay. She wore a yellow
and white orchid corsage.
The groom's mother was
attired in a yellow and white

two-piece dress. She wore a
yellow and white orchid cor-
The reception followed in
the Zion Fair Baptist Church
fellowship hall which was
decorated throughout in the
shades of yellow and white.
The guest book, presided
over by Linda McGee, was
placed on a table covered in a
yellow cloth trimmed with
yellow and white flowers.
Serving were Carrie Brown,
Vickie Winfield, Joyce Baxter,
Cathy Chambers and Cynthia

The three-tiered wedding
cake, decorated in yellow arid
white topped with 'the tradi-
tional bride and groom was
centered between two ar-
rangements of yellow and
white spring flowers. The
table was covered with a
yellow cloth, overlaid with a
white lace cloth.
The refreshment table was
dressed with a designed yel-
low cloth. Refreshments
served included punch, mints
and nuts. Yellow rice bags
were given to each guest by
Renae Norman of Orlando and
Cynthia Price.

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY. JULY 21, 1977 PAGE FIVE

Miss Elizabeth Tigner


Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth
Charles Tigner of.Seale, Ala-
bama, announce the engage-
ment of.their daughter, Eliza-
beth Leigh, to Russell Elbert
Baxley of Eufaula, Ala. and
Port St., Joe. The prospective
groom is.the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Elbert Baxley of Port St.
Joe and Mrs. Odom Baxley of
. The bride-elect is the grand-
daughter of Mrs. John William
Duncan and the late Richard
Louis Pitts of Pittsview and
Mrs. Kenneth Crawford Tig-
ner and the late Mr. Tigner of
Seale. She is an honor grad-
uate of The Lakeside School in
Eufaula where she was home-
coming queen, class beauty,
cheerleader and served in the
student: government associa-
tion. Miss Tigner is presently
a junior in the College of Arts

Film at

Oak Grove&

"Devil at the Wheel", a
motion picture, will be shown
July 30, a week from this
Saturday, at 7:00 p.m. at the
Oak Grove Assembly of God
Youth pastor, Phillip Hall,
of Marianna, invites everyone
in the community to witness
this film, an exciting motion
picture that shows the power
of faith in Christ to change and
restore a defeated life.
"Devil at the Wheel" is an
incredible true story of a
teenage boy whose life of
crime was interrupted by an
astonishing Christian conver-

Bake Sale

The Highland View United
Methodist Church will conduct
a bake sale this Saturday, July
23 in downtown Port St. Joe.
The bake sale will be from
10:00 until everything is sold,
with tables to be set up in front
of Bill's Dollar Store on Reid
Proceeds derived from the
sale will be used to defray
costs of an air conditioner for
the church.

and Sciences at the University
of Alabama, majoring in his-
toiry. She is a member of Chi
Omega social sorority.
Mr, Baxley is the grandson
of Mrs. Joseph Coley Baxley
and the late Mr. Baxley of
Cottondale, and the late Mr.
and Mrs. James Edward
Odom of Parker. He is a grad-
uate of Eufaula High School
and attends the University of
Alabama where he will be
graduated in December from
the School of Commerce and
Business Administration. He
is a cadet in the Army Re-
erve Training Corps- and will
begin a two year tour of duty
in January. He is a member of
Sigma Nu fraternity;
The wedding will be at 6:00
P.M., E.D.T. August 13 at,
Trinity Episcopal Church in.

Miss' Sharon R'


Mr. and Mrs. Martin H.
Bowman of Port St. Joe
announce the engagement and
approaching marriage of their
daughter, Sharon Rose, to
Gary Carl Larson, son of Carl
B. Larson and Mrs. Donald
Dean O'Conner of Orlando.
Miss Bowman is employed
at Disney World in Orlando.
Her fiance is employed with
Products by Cameo in Orlan-

By: Dr. Robert J. Black
Ext. Urban Horticulturist
Grass clippings, potato peel-
ings, onion tops and other
vegetative waste material can
be made into a valuable soil
conditioner and plant food for
fall garden beds by remaining
in a compost heap this sum-
Compost can be used sev-
eral ways. It provides a good
usable soil amendment for the
garden and is certainly much
less expensive than peat. In-
corporated into the soil or
around plants it is beneficial
in improving soil tilth, friabi-
lity, water holding capacity
and nutrient retention. Also,
compost is used on the soil
surface as a mulch to control
weeds and conserve moisture.
Or, you can mix your compost
with soil and use it for potting
As vegetative materials-
materials which will rot or
decompose-become avail-
able, place them in layers
between layers of soil in a pre-
pared frame or bin. Materials
such as leaves, waste from
fresh summer vegetables in
the kitchen, straw and saw-
dust make excellent compost,
yet are normally heaped into
garbage cans.
Choose an out-of-the-way
location for the compost area,
since the heap may appear
untidy. Choose a location that
is convenient to the gardening
area and to the kitchen door.
Usually, the small area behind
the garage and between the
utility room and the neighbor-
ing fence is ideal for framing
and constructing the compost
Decomposition of the plant
matter will require heat and
moisture for quick brreak-
down. The summer sun will:
provide the heat, but it will
be the gardener's responsi-
bility to soak the compost area
from time to time for the mois-
A light sprinkling of fertili-
zer between layers of added
compost will aid in decomposi-

tion and replace the nitrogen
used in breaking down raw
materaisl into compost. Ani-
mal manures are rich, val-
uable garden soil additives
and may be used in lieu of soil
between the layers of com-
post. The heat generated by
the manures will induce quick-
decomposition of raw com-
Some manures, particular-
ly cow manures, may also add
undesirable weeds to garden
beds when the compost is
applied. However, the value it

offers to garden soils far out-
* weighs the need to eliminate
manure-induced weeds.
The compost should be turn-
ed with a garden fork from
time to time to aerate and to
promote even decomposition.
The summer months, when
heat is present, are the best
time for decomposition and
compost preparation. Usually
a compost prepared in the
summer is ready for fall gar-
dening or for a spring soil
conditioner and plant food.

Savings Bond Sales

Are Up In June

Sales of Series E and H
United States Savings Bonds
in June were $18.3 million-up
$4.8 million over June of 1976.
January through June sales
totaled $101 million-an in-
crease of $6.7 million over the
same six months last year.
The state attained 47.8 percent
of its annual sales goal June
J. Ted Cannon, volunteer
Gulf county -Savings Bond
Chairman, reported June
sales in the county were
$9,425. The county reached"

50.6 percent of its annual sales
as of June 30.
The County Chairman noted
that the Series E Bond repre-
sented 95.6 percent of the state
Savings Bond sales. The
Series H Bond which account-
ed for 4.4 percent of the sales
is a current income bond. The
Chairman pointed out that
many thousands of wage earn-
ers in Florida are taking ad-
vantage of the tax deferral
privilege offered by the E
Bond and the Payroll Savings
method of purchase.

Davis'Celebrate 50th

Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Davis observed afternoon to express their congratulations to
their golden wedding anniversary Saturday .the long time residents of Port St. Joe.
afternoon at a reception held at the St. James The children of Mr. and Mrs. Davis were
Episcopal Parish House. Friends and relat- hosts at the reception.
tives of Mr. and Mrs. Davis called during the -Star photo





ose Bowman


The couple will be joined in
marriage at Mead Gardens in
Winter Park on August 27 at 10
a.m. All friends and relatives
of the couple are invited to


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PAGE SIX THE STAR~Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JULY 21, 1977

A. L. Hardy On Destroyer

Coffee Streusel Cake

.' :

While the word"cake"comes to usfrom Middle English, it may
have had an earlier origin in Old Norse. From the earliest daysof
civilization, man has always considered cake as a food for the
gods as well as for himself.
Today, there are so many favorites that it isdifficult to choose
one to fit the occasion. But if you are looking for something a
little different to add to your collection, try this coffee flavored
streusel cake.
14 cup butter, softened I tablespoon Nescafe
% cup firmly packed I cup chopped nuts
brown sugar
3 tablespoons unasifted flour
2 cups ialed flour I teaspoon salt
3 1' cup sugar 2 eggs
i4 cup Nescafe % cup milk
3 teaspoons baking powder cup butter, melted
STREUSEL TOPPING: In small bowl, combine butter, brown
sugar, flour, Nescafe and nuts; mix well. Set aside.
CAKE: Preheat oven to 325F. In large bowl, combine flour,
sugar, Nescafe, baking powder and salt. Add eggs, milk and
butter, beat until well blended. Pour into greased 8" square
;-baking pan. Sprinkle reserved Streusel Topping evenly over top
of the batter.
BAKE at: 325F. TIME: 35-40 minutes
Cool slightly; cut into 2' x 2" squares and serve warm.
Makes sixteen 2" squares.

Nav.\ Chief Master-At-Arms
Aubrev L Hardy, son of Mar-
guriteB Hardy of Wowahitch-
ka. is serving as a crewmem-
her aboard the Navy's newest
destroyer. the USS Peterson,
which was commissioned July
9 in Pascagoula, Miss.
Hard.\ is one of more than
250 officers and enlisted men
assigned to the Peterson. His
ship is of a multi-mission
design, capable of operating
alone or in support of large
carrier task forces. Primarily
designed for antisubmarine
warfare. ASW), she is armed
with tA lightweight five-inch
guns. ASW torpedo tubes and
an ASW rocket launcher. Ad-
ditionally, his ship is capable
of carrying a light multi-pur-
pose helicopter for long range
detection and attack of sub-
The Peterson is the seventh
ship in her class. She is named
for Navy Lieutenant Com-
mander Carl J. Peterson, who
was killed in action in Viet-
nam. LCdr. Peterson was
decorated for heroism while
commanding a river patrol
boat squadron in the Mekong
Hardy's ship is 563 feet long,
displaces 7,800 tons and can
travel at speeds in excess of 30
knots The Peterson will be
homeported in Norfolk, Va.,
Chief Masteir-At-Arms
Hardy is shown with one of his
crev. aboard the Peterson. He
joined the Navy in June, 1951.

Legal Advertising

NOTICE is hereby given that on Ihe
7Th day of June 1977 pursuant to d Writ
of01 Eeculion issued in Ine Counly Court
of Gulf County Flor.oa. Case No 7 36 in
cause of J 0 Strouo d b a Stroud's One
Slop, Plainhtf. vs Tnomas "Tommv '
Prescott, Defenoani I. KEN MURPHY.
Sher.II of Gull County. Florida, have
Slevied upon tne property of tne deten
danf., o w.t
1966 Buck. 4 door ID.444396H139777
On the 15in day of August. 1977 at
TWO o'clock .n Ihe allternoon on fne
:steps of the Gull County Courthouse.
Pori Sl Joe. Florida. I w.II oiler for sale
said properly for caih 10 Ihe highest
idaler subecl 10o all prior aliens, if any. to
'al..ly said Writ of Execution.
s Ken Murphy
-Snerlif, Gulf County, Florida
4t 7-21
July 25,1977
The following County officials have
been notified by letter to appear before
Ine Board of County Commissioners of
Gull County, Florida, as set-out below on
Jui v25 1977 to present Budget requests.
I Ward McDaniel Wewa ambulance,
5:00 P.M.
? H L Anderson St. Joe Ambulance,
i 15 opm.; 3. C. R. Laird, Extension
D.recito, 5:30 P.M.; 4. Dessie Lee Par-
kr Supervisor of Elections, 5:45 P.M.;
SSamrnmy Patrick Tax Assessor, 6:00
P.M.; 6. Dr. W. T. Weathington -County
' Health Dept., 6:15 P.M.; 7. Harland 0.
Pridgeon Tax Collector, 6:30 P.M.;
S. Albert Tha.nes x Veterans, Civil De.
S ense, 6:45 P.M.; 9. Jane Patton -
County Library, 7:00 P.M.; 10. Ken
Murphy- Sheriff, 7:15 P.M.; 11. Tommy
F. Pits Mosquito Control, 7:30 P.M.;
12. Lloyd Whitfield Road Dept., 7:45
P.M.; 13. O'Neil McDaniel Courthouse
Operations, 8:00 P.M.; 14. Mary Elliot -t
SSenior Citizens, 8:15 P.M.; and 15.
'George Y. Core Clerk of Courts, 8:30
SWe request the public to attend this
meeting to voice your opinion in matters
concerning these Budgets.
.s- Everett Owens, Jr. Chairman
; Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
Section 865.09, Florida Statutes, the
undersigned persons intend to register
With the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gulf
SCounty, Florida, four weeks after the
first publication of this notice, the ficti-
tious name or trade- name under which
they will be engaged in business and in
Which said business Is to be carried on,
- the Sampler Shop, located at 1306
1 Woodward Avenue, Port St..Joe, Fla.
2- a2S6. owned by Doris J. Presnell..
4tp 6-30
:: otice Is hereby given pursuant to
Section 253.115, Florida Statutues, that
Shi Board of Trustees of the Internal
In provement Trust Fund of the State of
lorida has received an application
'-: rom Ralph W. Shoemaker, Route 3, Box
S57A Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, for a
ease by the Trustees of 7,375 square
feat, more or less, of sovereignty land
appurtenant to his riparian ownership on
'tle. intracoastal Canal, in Section 5,
!2"rtwnship 6 South, Range 11-West, Gulf
:,r.,bunty, Florida, for the/ purpose of
a ,4onstructing a boat slips and docking
r tatllity.
Objections to the leasing of this sub-
merged land should be filed In writing

with Mr Edward H Ceoerholm Bureau
of State Lands, Deparlment of Nalural
Resources. Crown Building 202 Blount
Street, Tallahassee, Floriia 32304. on or
before 5 00 p m on the 71h day of
August, 1977

Notice .i ner-ebv gi,.n nhal 'he Soara
of Counil Commissioners of Gulf Coun
ty FloriDa w' i consider me adoption of
an ordnance w.In tne toilow.ng ti.le on
the9thoayo August 1977 a is regular
meeting a' 9 UO o'clock A M E D T i
fne Counly Commissoners Meeinar
Room in Ine CourinoLise in Pori 51 Joe
By: -s- Everett Owens, Jr., Chairman
4t 7.14
Notice is hereby given that the Board
of County Commissioners of Gulf Coun-
ty, Florida, will consider the adoption of
an ordinance with the following title, on
the 9th day of August, 1977, at its regular
meeting at 9:00 o'clock A.M., E.D.T. in
the County Commissioners Meeting
Room in the Courthouse in Port St. Joe,

r vTi r F -rAT .

Port S

of Dix

The Dixie Youth Baseball
Tournament got underway
Tuesday evening after being
delayed one day by heavy
rains on Monday. Marianna,
Chattahoochee, Donalsonville,
Ga. and Port St. Joe are
competing in the double elimi-
nation tournament all week
long at the local field on Tenth
In the first night's action,
Port St. Joe downed Donal-
sonville 7-0, and Chattahoo-
chee defeated Marianna 5-0.
Pitching a two-hit ball game
for St. Joe in its winning effort
was Alan Sisk. Sisk also led
the hitting for St. Joe All-Stars
with a home run and a single;
other players getting hits
were: David Bearden with a
double, Frankie Williams with
three singles and a single each
by Billy Williams, Mitch
Burke, Ernie Bryan and Pat
Kerigan. Ashley got the only
two hits for the Donalsonville
club with two singles off Sisk's
Wednesday night Marianna
and Donalsonville played in
the losers bracket game, and
Port St. Joe and Chattahoo-
chee competed in the winner's



A select shot tournament
was held this past Sunday at
the St. Joseph Bay Country
Club, reports Marvin Shim-
fessel, tourney chairman.
First and second place had
to be determined in sudden
death playoff. The team of
Wayne Ernst, Bill Whaley,
Evelyn Murdock and Clyde
Whitehead won the tourney as
Clyde Whitehead ran in a 25
feet putt for a birdie on the
first extra hole. They and the
second place team consisting
of Jim Harrison, Waring Mur-
dock, Mildred Kennington and
Gannon Buzzett, both had six
under par- 66's.
Three teams tied with 68,
four under par, for third place.
Teams were: Billy Barlow,
E. F. Gunn, Frances Mer-
chant, Meta Buzzett W. A.
Jones, David Gaskin, Faye
Cox, Mike Wright Jim
"Shank" Costin, George Cox,
Janet King and Bill Merchant.
Costin's team won third place
by winning one second extra
hole, with Janet King tapping
in a five footer of a birdie.

B', Eereit Owens, Jr., Chairman / -/ have a
4t7-14 nice weekend...

Ca'r',-d lood service: Gulf County
Senior Citizens Assoc., Inc. 120 meals
per day.
Two (2) vans: with heat and a-c.
Minimum 12 passenger.
Bid specifications are available from
Mary Elliott, Gulf County Recreation
Department; Robert Moore, attorney,
Third St., Port St. Joe; or Mrs. Annie
Gaskin, Wewahitchka.
All bids must be post marked by July
'30, 1977.
2t 7.14

will buy your old car.
Phone 227-4917
for information.

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THE STAM-Port, St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JULY 21, 1977

Recreation Program Director John Clenney Tosses Out First Ball of Tournament

AS OF JUNE 30, 1977


Savings and Loan Association

of Port St. Joe


Mortgage Loans and Other Liens on Real Estate ......................
All Other Loans ................ ..................... ..... .......
Real Estate Owned and In Judgment .................................
Loans and Contracts Made to Facilitate Sale of Real Estate ...........
Cash on Hand and in Banks ........... ............. ..........
Investments and Securities . .... . .................... ........ .
Fixed Assets Less Depreciation ......................................
Deferred Charges and Other Assets ............... ...................

$ 7,107.556.32


TOTAL ASSETS .................................. $10,633,510.05


Savings Accounts .. ............... ........................
Advances from Federal Home Loan Bank .............................
Other Borrowed M oney . . . . ......... .............................
Loans in Process . . . . ......... .................................
Other Liabilities .....................................................
Specific Reserves ......................... ...........................
G general R deserves . . . . . ..... ........................ ...........
Surplus . . . . . . ........ . ......................................

$ 9,645,723.66



TOTAL LIABILITIES and NET WORTH ........................... $10,633,510.05


C. G. COSTIN, SR., President; CECIL G. COSTIN, JR., Executive Vice-Presi-
dent and Attorney; FRANK HANNON, Vice-President; CHARLES. J.
STEVENS, JR., Secretary-Treasurer; ELOYCE PRATT, Asst. Secretary-
Treasurer and Bookkeeper.


Daily ................ 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Friday ............. 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
4 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
SClosed Saturdays

Phone 227-4646


MARION P. WILLIAMS ...... Office Secretary
CAROLYN M. YOUNG ................. Teller
RUTH W. PATTERSON ................ Teller

401 Fifth Street

Member: Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation
Member: Federal Home Loan Bank System



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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 Service ........... 11:00 A.M.
Church Training ...................... 6:30 P.M.
Evening Worship Service .............. 7:30 P.M.
Prayer Meeting (Wed.) .............. 7:00 P.M.

"Come and Worship God with Us"

R Mod


t. Joe Wins In First Round

ie Youth Baseball Tourney

bracket. These games were day night. Playing at 8:00 will remaining winning teams will Admission to the tourna-
played too late to get results be the losing team in the compete for the tournament ment is 50 cents for children
for today's paper. The winner winner's bracket and the win- honors with a possibility of a and $1.00 for adults. The con-
of the Port St. Joe Chatta- ning team in the loser's brac- Saturday night game, since cession stand will be offering a
hoochee ball game Wednes- ket. the tourney is double elimina- variety of snacks and cold
day will draw a bye Thurs- Friday night at 8:00 the two tion. drinks for those in attendance.



- PAGE EIGHT THE STAR. Part St. Joe. Fla. THURSDAY, JULY 21. 1977

Tavia Copenhaver Serving

As Intern In Sikes' Office

Tavia Copenhaver, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. L. L.
Copenhaver of 1904 Monument
Ave.; is serving as an intern in
the office of Congressman Bob
Sikes in Washington, D.C. this
summer. Tavia is presently a
senior at Auburn University,
Auburn, Alabama, where she
is majoring in political
science. She is an officer of the
Phi Mu sorority and the Public
Realtions Director for the
Panhellenic Council. Tavia is
also active in the Auburn Uni-
versity Student Government
Association, serving in her
second term as a senator, as
the chairman of the budget
and finance committee, and as
a communications board.
Miss Copenhaver is employ-
ed under the Lyndon Baines
Johnson Congressional Intern-
ship Program for active col-
lege students. This program
enhances the individual's
knowledge of congressional
operations by placing out-
standing students in the con-
gressional environment, dur-
ing which time they attend
House sessions and various

committee meetings, and per-
form staff related assign-
ments. Tavia has been in

Washington, D.C. since early
June and will return to Port
St. Joe in mid-August.

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Men of War Smart!!

Sharks and other such crea-
tures of the deep can quickly
clear the surf, but a rather
innocuous looking organism
can accomplish the same feat.
The Portuguese man-of-
war, sometime inaccurately
called a jellyfish, floats on the
surface of the water draping
scores of tentacles into ;the
depths. The Florida Medical
Association warns that these
tentacles, sometimes as long
as 50 feet, contain venom-

injecting surfaces for killing
prey which can be dangerous
to unwary swimmers.
The "stingers" feel like hot
iron to the bather who comes
in contact with them. There is
immediate pain, burning, and
in severe stings there may be
a feeling of tightness in the
chest with nausea after a
minute or so. The muscles
may cramp, and feel as
though every muscle in the

body is contracted.
The stung areas should be"
flushed with water while med-
ical help is on the way. The
skin.may be rubbed with a-
cloth or sand. Better yet,,
lathered and shaved with a;
safety razor to remove veno-6
mous particles.
Persons may be dangerous-
ly affected by the man-of-war
toxin and all persons stung<
should have prompt medical,

How much should you
weigh? There's, no exact
figure. Each of us is differ-.
ent. But there are some ave-,
rages that will help you arrive
at your proper poundage, give
or take five to 10 pounds.
Calories are units of energy
found in food. If you eat more
calories than your body can
use in its normal, daily activi-
ty, the excess is stored as fat.
Most people leading moder-
ately active lives need 15
calories per pound to main-
tain their desired weight. For
instance-if your 'desired
weight is 150 pounds-150 x 15
equals 2,250.
If you're overweight, you'll
have to cut down on your
calorie intake, but not neces-
;sarily on the amount of food.
Just eat more low-calorie
foods and shun the gravies,
creapied dishes, rich desserts,
fried entrees and alcoholic
There are approximately
:3,500 calories in each pound of
,stored fat. To lose one pound
:per week, consume 500 fewer
calories each day than if you
already were at your desired
-weight. For instance-if your
desired weight is 150 pounds
and is maintained by consum-
ing 2,250 calories a day, cut
down to 1,750. To lose two
pounds a week, cut down to
S,250' calories a day. It is
usually is unwise to try to lose
more than two pounds per
If you are more than 10
'pounds overweight, see your
doctor before launching a do-
it-yourself diet.
You are more likely to stick
to your diet if you balance and
vary your menus, selecting
from the four bread categories
of: Milk Group (milk and
cheese); Meat Group (beef,
weal, lamb, pork, poultry,
eggs and fish); Vegetable-
Fruit Group, ahd Bread-
Cereal Group. You also need
butter, margarine, fats or oils,
but in moderation.
Exercise while dieting helps
tone up the muscles and
tissues .and helps burn stored
calories. If you want to go to a
salon or gym, go ahead but
beware of over-exertion. Or
you can exercise at home.
Crash diets aren't much use.
You can take off pounds, but
the diet is usually so bizarre
that you cannot stay on it the
.rest of your life, and those
pounds will creep back.
'The AMA recommenda-
tions for losing weight are con-
tained in a pamphlet prepared
by the AMA's Department of
Foods and Nutrition.


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The map shown above shows the location
of the off-shore fishing reef, which was
established through efforts of the Port St. Joe
Jaycces. Work was begun on the reef in-1964.
Fish of many varieties abound on the reef and
is a favorite spot for fishermen. However,
many people have difficulty in getting their
boat atop the reef. Perhaps the map furnished
by the Jaycees will aid in its location.


A revolutionary new discovery

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Two Port St. Joe installations reduced power bills by 17%
over three month period

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Phone 229-6863


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of the

I Gulf County Commission

The Board of County Com-
missioners of Gulf County,
met on June 14, 1977, in
regular session with the fol-
lowing members present:
Everett Owens, Jr., Chair-
man; Otis Davis, Jr.; Leo
Kennedy, Billy Branch, and
Jimmy, Gortman. Others pre-
sent were: George Y. Core,
Clerk; Jerry T. Gates, Finan-
cial Officer; Fred N. Witten,
Attorney; Lloyd Whitfield,.
Road Superintendent; Tommy
Pitts,, Mosquito Control Super-
visor and Mack White, Deputy
The meeting came to order
at 9:00 a.m. Comm. Davis
opened the meeting with pray-
er, followed ,by the pledge to
the flag.
The minutes of May 24, were
read, approved and adopted.
Wayne Childers discussed
the Gulf County Association
for Retarded Citizens pro-
gram; he said that the pro-
J gram is financed on a Feder-
al State and local matching
basis; that the program must
now come up with the local
funds. He requested a dona-
tion of $400.00 from the County
with the balance of the funds
coming from the City,, School
Baord and private donations.
There was a motion by Comm.
Branch, seconded by Comm.
Gortman, and unanimously
carried that the County pay
$400.00 of the amount due.
Rick McWilliams, North-
west Florida Water Manage-
ment District, appeared
before the Board and discuss-
ed the District program. He
told the Commission that the
program is funded by Federal,
State and ad valorem taxes,
but that the District has been
advised that the counties in
West Florida have requested
that no taxes be levied for this
Mrs. Jane Patton informed'
i the Board as to a nuinber of
furniture. equipment and sup:.
ply items that are needed for
the new library that no bids
were received for. She stated
that she has quotations from
several firms on these items,
which were presented and
studied. There was a motion
by Comm. Kennedy, seconded
by Comm. Branch, and un-
animously carried, that Mrs.
Patton purchase said items
from the lowest and best
quotation, which is Bay Office
Supply, Inc., except that the
copier not be purchased at this
Robert Nations, Florida
Engineering Associates, noti-
fied the Board that the re-
quired "sign" that must be
erected at the construction
site of the Oak Grove Water
and Sewer project has not
been displayed and that work
cannot commence until this is
done. Mr. Nations then pre-
sented a bill for the field engi-
neering in the amount of
$1,800.00. There was a motion
by Comm. Gortman, seconded
R-by Comm. Branch, and unan-
,imously carried that this bill
fbe paid.
Robert Bates' representing
1the proposed Tri-County
Regional Planning Council
discussed the possibility of
Gulf County joining Bay and
Walton counties in forming
this proposed Council. He said
that membership would be
composed on one person from
each city and two from each
county. After discussion, there
was a motion by Comm.
DaVis, seconded by Comm.
Branch, and carried, that
Comm. Kennedy casting the
only dissenting vote, that the
attorney prepare a resolu-
tion showing this Commis-
sion's intent as to joining this
proposed Council. Copy of
Resolution 77-12 is on file in
the Clerk's office.
Comm. Kennedy stated that
he is not in favor of joining a
council with Walton or Bay
County, and the Board should
stay in the present council or
-not' be a member of any
\ The Clerk read a letter from
the State Department of En-
vironmental Regulations as to
a warning notice, dated Jan-
.uary 14, 1977, as to the July 1,
1977 expiration of all tem-
porary operating permits for
garbage pits. The Board said
its Committee has almost
completed a plan to be sub-
mitted to the State.

The Board accepted an ex-
tension agreement for re-
moval of fill dirt from J. C.

Laurimore, recorded in O.R. portation Corp., RR 7 and 8 by
Book 71, page 50. Court Order. As this com-
The Road Superintendent pletes the 1976 Tax Roll, I wish
having been instructed by this to be released from same.
Board .to secure additional The Board voted unani-
borrow pit easements at the mously to release 'the Tax
Stone Mill Creek .pit, Neal Collector from the 1976 Tax
Land and Timber Company Roll, subject to audit.
offered an additional two The Chairman authorized
acres at $400.00. Upon motion Elizabeth M. Cumbie to be the
by Comm. Davis, seconded by custodian of his facsimile and
Comm. Branch, and unani- to stamp all papers, warrants,
mously carried, this offer was letters, etc. that requires his
accepted. Easement recorded signature, beginning June 20,
in O.R. Book 71, page 51. 1977.
After a lengthy discussion The Municipal Hospital re-
as to the Highland View Water ported that the emergency
and Sewer District, there was room costs $3,710.00 for May.
a motion by Comm. Branch, The Board instructed the
seconded by Comm. Kennedy, Clerk to pay one half this bill
and unanimously carried, that under the agreement with the
this Board request the Gover- City of Port St. Joe.
nor to abolish 'this district The Board was notified that
(H.B. 61-2212) and whatever gasoline prices to the County
method of replacing this dis- has increased 11i cents, mak-
trict would be at no cost to ing regular cost 51.9 cents and
Gulf County. supreme 55.4 cents, effective
It having been reported to June 2, 1977.
this Board that M. O'Neil Mc- The Road Superintendent
Daniel, Courthouse Superin- notified the Board that Wayne
tendent, has suffered a heart Stewart has been.suspended
attack and will be off the job one week without pay.
for several weeks. The Board The Clerk informed the
then informed Charlie Pres- Board that according to the
ley, assistant to Mr. McDan- State Department of Admini-
iel, that he will have full station Gulf County has lost
responsibility for this job population. The Board said it
during Mr. McDaniel's illness. is believed that we are in-
The Board entered into a creasing in population. Be-
discussion with reference to cause certain funds coming to
budget matters for the next the county are based on popu-
budget year. The Chairman lation, the Board requested
called for a meeting with the the attorney to look into this
Road Department and Mos- matter.
quito Control employees on The Board discussed the
June 20,; .1977, at 7:00 p.m. excessive costs for the court-
The Board instructed the house utilities. The Clerk re-
Clerk to notify the two ambu- ported that this item cost $46,-
lance Squad Chiefs to be 191.20 for the past seven (7)
present at the next meeting. months. After a lengthy dis-
The following applications cussion, the Board said that
for employment were re- efforts must be made to
ceived and examined by the reduce this expense and that
Board: Debbie Yvette Wea- the School Board and the non-
therspoon, Leonard Ray Bail- county offices should begin to
ey, Robert Gene Hutchison, pay for the utilities they use.
Andrew Lee Laurimore, Ran- The Chairman said the School
. dy Dewayne -Hall, Vanessa ,Board has already been con-
Whitley, Donell M'. Pittmian, tacted on this matter.

Serene Marilyn McKnight,
Sidney D. Weatherspoon, and
Cynthia Renee Atkins.
. The Northwest Florida
Planning and Advisory Coun-
cil advised the Board that the
Board of County Commission-
ers of Bay County, has applied
for LEAA funds for the esta-
blishment of a Medical Exa-
miner's Center for the Four-
teenth Judicial Circuit.
The City of Port St. Joe
informed the County that the
contractor for the Oak Grove
Water and Sewer Project is
planning on using type one
cement in the manholes and
lift stations, but that type two
is recommended because of
the longer life and resistance
to corrosive sewer and gases.
The Board said the engineer
will be contacted on 'this
The Department of Trans-
portation notified the Board
that a survey of traffic at SR
30-A and C-384 does not war-
rant four-way stop signs as
was heretofore requested by
this Commission.
The Board requested its at-
torney to lqok iito the legality
of paying insurance premiums
for employees that are no
longer on the payroll.
The Board discussed the
increase in the boiler and
machinery insurance from
$376.00 to $469.00.
The Honorable Harland 0.
Pridgeon, Tax Collector,
made a report on the 1976 tax
roll and requested that he be
released form said roll, to-wit:
I was charged on the 1976
Tax Roll, $1,948,116.69; Pro-
perty' appraiser has added
$820.52; penalties added
$1,681.28; sub total $1,950,-
618.49; under charged on tax
roll $119.97; total $1,950,738.46.
I have remitted the follow-
ing amounts to the different
departments of State, County
and Municipal Government:
1. School Board $927,327.59;
2. General Fund $457,657.32;
3. Fine and Forfeiture $113,-
808.40; 4. Certificates of In-
debtedness, I & S Fund $68,-
706.57; 5. Gulf County Health
unit $19,494.95; 6. St. Joseph
Fire Control District $5,-
385.23; 7. Tupelo Fire Control
District $1,092.09; 8. City of
Port St. Joe $270,819.13; 9.
City of Wewahitchka $17,-
257.17; sub total $1,881,548.45;
discounts earned $67,324.55;
E & I list approved $1,578.61;
uncollected $286.85; and
TOTAL $1,950,738.46.
General American Trans-

The Board discussed a train-
ing program for Bridge In-
spectors to be held in Panama
City in October. The Chair-
man said more information is
needed on this school.
A discussion was had with
reference to litter and gar-
bage being strown on the
beaches, especially in the area
of the new convenience store
at St. Joe Beach. It was
decided to place garbage cans
on the beach in the area of this
store on a trial basis to see if
the cans Will be used. Comm.
Kennedy requested the attor-
ney prepare an ordinance pro-
hibiting littering of public
beaches, roads and parks.
E. F. Gunn filed daily work
reports no. 41 to 57 for the
library project and no. 1 to 5
for the Oak Grove Water and
Sewer project.
Upon motion by Comm.
'Kennedy, seconded by Comm.
Davis, and unanimous vote,
the Board adopted the follow-
ing budget amendment in the
Mosquito Control Budget.
A transfer of $176.55 in funds
was made from the small tools
account to the equipment ac-
Upon motion by Comm.
Branch. seconded by Comm.
Gortman, and unanimous vote
the Board approved payment
to Architect, Charles A. Gas-
kin, in the amount of $642.70
and contractor, Kolmetz Con-
struction Co., in the amount of
$36.515.00 on the library.
Civil Defense Director Al-
bert Thames told the Board he
would like to make two per-
sonal appointments which
would involve no pay. He said
that he would like to nominate
Rune Liliquist as the Deputy
Director of Civil Defense and
Mrs. Louise Hamm as the
Executive Assistant of the

Civil Defense. Comm. Ken-
nedy moved the recommenda-
tions be accepted. Comm.
Gortman seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-.
Comm. Kennedy reminded
the Board that they need to
continue fighting the return-
ing of primary roads to the
Comm. Kennedy stated that
he had been advised to buy no
more tires, spare parts, and
other inventory items in the
parts department. Upon ques-
tion, Road Superintendent
said that this was his under-
standing. Comm. Kennedy
said he would like the Board to
authorize the Road Superin-
tendent to keep the minimum
parts necessary to continue
operating. The Road Superin-
tendent said Comm. Davis had
informed him not to buy any-
thing unless it was necessary
and not to build up the inven-
tory. The Chairman stated the
Board would authorize the
purchase of necessary parts to
keep the Road Department
Comm. Owens stated that
discussions were being held by
the hospital with a doctor who
would move to Port St. Joe
and operate the emergency
room for $52,000. In addition,
he said he would work with the
Emergency Medical Techni-
.cians. Comm. Owens said the
City would like to know if the
County would commit them-
selves to this arrangement forx
a year. Comm. Kennedy
stated he Would not agree to a
year commitment. Comm.
Branch said he would agree to
the County paying one-third of
the cost, the emergency room
one-third of the cost, and the
city one-third. The Board
agreed this proposal would be
All payrolls for the month of
May were approved as paid.
The Clerk reported the
amount of fines and bonds
collected for the month.
There being no further busi-
ness, the meeting adjourned.
Everett Owens, Jr., Chairman
Attest: George Y. Core, Clerk

Pursuant to notice given at
the County Commissioners'
meeting of June 14, the Board
of County Commissioners of
Gulf County, met on June 20,
in special session with the
following members present:
Chairman Everett Owens,
Jr.; Billy Branch; Jimmy
Gortman and Leo Kennedy.
Also present was Financial
Officer Jerry Gates and a
number of employees from the
Road Department and Mos-
quito Control Department.
The Chairman announced
that the meeting had been
called at the request of Comm.
Branch to discuss employee
pay raises and fringe benefits.
The employees present told
the Board they would like a 55
cents an hour increase in pay
which would give the heavy
equipment operators a wage
rate of $5.00 per hour. The
Board discussed this matter at
length with the employees
agreeing that it would be
considered at the budget hear-
Comm. Branch told the
Board that Mrs. Marty Ray
and Alva Kemp were request-
ing an adjustment in their
salary in addition to any pay
raise the Board might give.
In addition, the Board dis-
cussed sick leave policy, over-
time pay, and the insurance
fringe benefit provided the
After a lengthy discussion of
all these matters, the meeting
Everett Owens, Jr., Chairman
Attest: George Y. Core, Clerk

Pursuant to Notice given at
the County Commissioners'
meeting of June 14, the Chair-
man, Everett Owens, Jr., and
Comm. William R. Branch
met with Jerry Ballard and
Danny Garland. F.H.A. repre-
sentatives. Steve Nations,
Florida Engineering Asso-
ciates. and E. F. Gunn, Clerk
of the Works for the Oak
Grove Water and Sewer pro-
ject. George Y. Core. Clerk.

You Are Cordially Invited to Attend


Baptist Church

Corner Long Ave. and 16th St.

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

Rev. J. C. ODUM,

9:45 A.M.
11:00 A.M.
5:45 P.M.
7:00 P.M.
7:00 P.M.

Jerome Cartier,
Minister of Music

was als, present.
The meeting convened at
1:15 p.m. in the County Com-
missioners Room.
The Chairman called on Mr.
Gunn for an oral report on
matters that should be
brought to the attention of the
engineer and F.H.A.
Mr. Gunn reported on the
following items:
1. There has been no ap-
proved progress chart fur-
nished. The contractor and
clerk of the works are to keep
a chart on the progress of the
job. (The Chairman asked
that a chart be kept).
2. A change order should be
issued to change the wet-well
as contractor desires: this will
entail additional cost, but will
make a better job. (Engineer
to issue memo of authoriza-
tion.) As-built plans will show
this change.
3. The contract provides
that damages to pavement -
sidewalks shall be replaced by
contractor under the unit
price of pipe; however, there
is no such price listed. (The
'Engineer said the Contractor
must do this type work without
additional costs.)
4. No wage scale posted.
(F.H.A. said not required.)
5. The highway permit has
not been received.
6. The required posters
have not been received.
(F.H.A. to being on June 23.)
Comm. Owens asked what
was the requirements to con-
nect to the system. (As per
Southern Standard Plumbing

THE STAR. Port St. Joe, Fla.


Honored Recently

The Gulf County School Food Service
personnel honored Mrs. Edna Alford and Mrs.
Etna Gaskin with a social recently during
their in-service training course.
Mrs. Alford was honored for her 30 years
of service in the Wewahitchka school lunch-

Steve Pierce Will Attend

Birmingham-Southern College

Steve Pierce, a recent grad-
uate of Port St. Joe High
School has been admitted to
Birmingham-Southern Col-
lege beginning with the fall
term September 4.
Mr. Pierce, who will major
in mathematics, is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. William Pierce

of Port St. Joe. He has re-.
ceived a scholarship recently
awarded by Birmingham -

The oldest of breads may be
sourdough bread, which dates
back to 4000 B.C.


room, where she is manager. She was
presented with a silver casserole dish as a
token of appreciation.
Mrs. Gaskin was honored for her 10 years
of service as School Food Service Director& :
She has held this position since the retirement
of the late Calvin Mattox. She was presented a:
beautiful patio flower cart and a potted-
cactus. She will be returning to the classroom
in the fall to teach home economics. -

First United

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

CHURCH SCHOOL...................9:45 A.M.
PREACHING SERVICE ...... 11 A.M. & 7:00 P.M.
CHOIR REHEARSAL (Wednesday) .... 7:30 P.M.

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