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: July 27, 1978
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Industry - Deep Water Port - Fine People - Safest Beaches in Florida


They're Off

and Running

William J. (Billy) Davis,.
Jr., was the last candidate
topay.his qualification fees
Tuesday and round out the
field of 10 candidates who
will seek election or re-
election during the Sep-
tember primaries. '
All are Democrats, so the
September primaries will
end the election year for
local candidates.
Davis signed up to run
against Fred Greer, School
Board member from Dis-
trict 1, who is seeking his
. second term of office.
Neither Kenneth Whit-
field nor Gene Raffield,
School Board 'members
. from Districts Two and
SFive; respectively, will
have opposition. Both have
qualified for re-election
during the past week.
Both County Commission

William Davis signs his qualification
- papers as the last' person to qualify
Tuesday. Supervisor of Elections, Dessie

Moore. Taunton defeated
Moore in the second pri-
mary four years ago.

Lee Parker. right and Mrs. Glenda Pugh,
. clerk, help Dais' with his forms.
- . --Star photo

Moore had been appointed
to the position by Governor
Askew after the death of

veteran county judge Sam
P. Husband.
They're off and running.

The County Commission
*stopped work on the new
"Gulf-Aire" subdivision at St.
Joe Beach Tuesday night until
they can get some of the
"guarantees" promised by the
developers, in writing, as
County Commissioner Ev-

Must Cut

Services or

Raise Cash

The City Commission me
Monday' ~gfitg int:specia
4 session to study the proposed
budget for the coming year.
Clerk Mike Wright told thi
Commission that inflation
higher, fuel and insurance
costs had caught up with thi
City and that if they wished ti
maintain the present City
services at the ,present leve
and give a' five percent in
crease, in wages, the City
would need to bring in mor
Wright told the Commissiox
that present sources of reve
nue at the rate received las
year would be $80,000 short o
- , meeting the same budget as
last year.
Wright pointed out tha
there would be-more property
taxes available due to an
increase in valuation of cer
tain properties, but that the
City could pot receive mor,
property? pax dollars without
advertising their intentions

{ County



The County Commission
starts on the task of working
up a new financial plan for the
coming fiscalfyear' tonight, i'
a session which begins-at-5;0(
p.m., in the Commission meet
ing room.
County Finance Officer
Jerry Gates said sizeabh
requests for budget increases
have been received by thi
Board. Of 19 budget category
ies, only two, County Cour
and Wewahitchka Ambulanci
Squad has not -asked for ax
The increase requests range
from a request -for an addi
tional $459,000 from the Road
Department down to an addi
tional $21.00 by the Clerk':
Last year's county budge
totaled $1,574,858.84. Request
for the coming fiscal yea
' which starts October 1 are fo
a total of $2,177,989.34.
Commissioners say they ar
determined to keep the ta:
dollar revenue about the sam
next year as this. If they holi
true to this' statement, their
will be something akin t
blood-letting tonight, when
they take-the cutting axe to th
several requests.

t For the past several years, the
S. Commission has bu p'd" the
d same amount of property tax
dollars each year, resulting in
e a miniscule lax reduction for
those whose property has
e remained as it was the year
e before.
y 'Wright presented several
S'alternatives to the Board,
- provided they did not wish to
y . cut services. The bottom line
e alternative is to cut services
somewhat or secure more.
1 revenue.
t To cut services in order to
f balance the budget, Wright
suggested several ways mon-:
ey could be saved in the Police
Department operation, gar-
t bage department and several
y smaller, cuts.
- Wright said, "You asked me
e to look at these departments
e and suggest ways we could cut
t without hurting too much, and
there is no way to cut without
it hurting somewhere".
Wright pointed out that the
cuts called for by the Commis-
sion to balance the revenue
would result in several chang-
es which would be considered
drastic, including changing
the manner of collecting gar-
bage to a curbside pick-tip to
eliminating several personnel.
On the revenue side, Wright
said the same revenue bal-
i ance .could be realized by
9 increasing revenues in the
e Water and Sewer Department,
n garbage collection depart-
0 ment and possibly a removal
- of the present $6.00 utility tax.
", Any of these items or a
e combination of reductions can
s make these departments self-
e sustaining on their own reve-
- nues and thus balance the
t budget", Wright said.
e During the next two or three
n weeks, the Commission will
look at the alternatives, try to
e come up with some of their
- own and meet later to come to
d an agreement. One agreement
- is made before the budget
s inspection work begins-the
budget will be balanced.

r QB Club Will
Meet Monday
x The Quarterback Club will
e hold a meeting Monday at 7:00
d p.m. in the Commons Area at
e Port St. Joe High School.
o All members are urged to
n attend. An election of officers
e to serve for the 1978 - '79 year
will be held.

Gulf County Ambulance Service EMT's give aid to Kisha
Locke and Faith Dady, 'after they were.struck by a car, while

riding the bike in the foreground Tuesday afternoon. Neither
girl was hurt seriously. -Star photo

Two Young Girls Shaken Up After

Being Hit by Automobile Tuesday

Two young girls were hit
by a car driven by Mrs. Frank
Pate in Highland View Tues-
day afternoon at 2:55 p.m.,
according to Florida Highway
Patrol Trooper Bill Godwin.
The two young girls, Kisha
Locke, age 11, of Ponce De
Leon and Faith Dady, age 12,
of Highland View, were taken

to Port St. Joe Municipal
Hospital by Gulf County Vol-
unteer Ambulance and treated
for bruises and, abrasions and'
Trooper Godwin said his
investigation showed the two
girls were on the Bay side of
Highway 98 at Bay View Drive
in Highland View, on a bicy-

Port Plan

Another step was taken this week toward
securing new port facilities here in Port St.
Joe to handle barge and ship cargoes in and
out of Port St. Joe.
George G. Tapper, chairman of the local
Port Authority said the organization this
week authorized the Apalachee Planning
Council to advertise for the services of an
engineering firm to do design and engineering
layout for a new port'facility here. The new
port, to be located on the property west of
Highway 98, south from the mouth of the Gulf
County Canal, will handle foreign as well as
intra-state barging cargo, according to plans
of the Port Authority.
The Port Authority had already designat-
ed the Planning Council as the organization to
handle all the administrative duties pertain-

cle. The girls waited for a car
headed south on Highway 98,
then dashed into the road 'to
cross it, into the path of Mrs.
Pate's car, which was headed
north on 98.
Mrs. Pate locked her
brakes, skidding on to the
shoulder of the road:
The two girls were thrown to

the shoulder of the road and
rolled down a small embank-
ment after the impact.
Trooper Godwin said there
would be no charges filed in
the accident.
Sheriff's Deputies Joe John-
son and Carmelita Gant as-
sisted in the investigation.

seats up for election have a
field of three candidates
In the District Two post,
being vacated by Otis Da-
vis, Jr., Douglas Birming-
* ham, W. C. Robinson and
Jack Pridgeon, who quali-
fied Monday, will face the
decision of the voters.
In County Commission
District Four, incumbent
Everett Owens, Jr., will try
for his second four-year
term against James Tank-
ersley and Walter Graham.
Graham was the man Ow-
ens defeated four years
ago, anl qualified to seek
The County. Judge race,-
which does its qualifying in"
Tallahassee, wound up
with a two-man field,
Judge David Taunton and
Port St. Joe attorney Bob

August 1

also noted the. developers had:
promised to dedicate the:
beach front property west of-
Highway 98 to the property
owners, but the County has
nothing in writing to this
effect. ."We don't want ari-
,other 'St. Joe Beach' " Rish
said. .
Commissioner Owens then
stated, "I suggest we shut this
thing down until we get somne-
thing in writing".
And that's just what they
Robert Nations presented a
second plat for acceptance as
a subdivision located just
south of Wewahitchka and
owned by Clint McLemore.
The presentation triggered a
disagreement between Na-
tions and Commissioner Billy
Branch suggested that the
Board receive the preliminary
plat aridgive it to Administra-
*tive Assistant, Tommy Pitts
for study for compliance with
the subdivision law before
accepting it.
Nations, obviously miffed,
asked the Board, "Is this
going to be a regular thing? It
is getting to be a constant
problem to get plats passed.'
You don't even have an engin-.
eer to look at what we bring in
and our plats are prepared by
licensed surveyors arid engin-
eers and drawn up according
to your subdivision laws. But
you keep changing rules on me.
every time and I don't know
what to expect next. Just draw :
me up a set of guidelines to go
by and I can follow them and-
(Continued on Page 2)

Set As

Registration Close

Prospective electors who
wish to cast their ballot in
the September primaries
have until August 12 to sign
up, according to Mrs. Des-
sie Lee parker, Supervisor
of Elections for Gulf Coun-
Mrs. Parker said that
anyone who cast their vote
in the last election, or who
has already signed up
with the Supervisor need
not sign up again. New
residents of the county, or
those who have reached the

voting age of 18 since the
last election need to regis-
ter before the August dead-
line in order to vote.
Prospective voters in the
Port St. Joe area should
sign up in the office of the
Supervisor in the Gulf
County Courthouse.
Those living in the We-
wahitchka area may sign
up with Mrs. C. W. Norton
at Lakeside Florist and
Gift Shop. Mrs. Norton is a
Deputy Supervisor serving
the north end of the county.

Work Authorized

ing to the construction of the port.
In addition, the Port Authority has
designated Tapper, its chairman and B. Roy
Gibson, Vice-President of the Apalachicola
Northern Railroad to attend a seminar in
Dothan, Alabama next Wednesday to hear a
presentation on present and future import-
export possibilities for the Tri-State area. The
seminar is being hosted by the Tri-Rivers
Authority. Port St. Joe is the designated deep
water port for the Authority.
In related action, work is progressing
toward making plans for a ceremony here in
Port St. Joe on Friday of next week, when
Department of Transportation and govern-
ment dignitaries will be here for the

ceremonial staking of the center line of the
new high level bridge which will be built over
the Canal at Highland View, to replace the old
trouble-haunted draw span which has carried
traffic over the canal for the past 40 years.
On hand for. the ceremony will be
Lieutenant Governor Jim Williams, who was '
instrumentaLin getting the bridge approved
and securing feasibility study funds for the
new port facilities; DOT Secretary Tom
Webb, and representatives for Congressman
Bob Sikes, and Senators Lawton Chiles. and
Richard Stone.
All of the state delegates to Washington,
D.C., have expressed their willingness to
support a request for any Economic Develop-
ment Administration grants which may be

available for port construction.
.The ceremony will begin next Friday at
11:30 with a short program. A free fish fry,
dinner will be served to everyone who ig in
attendance. Everyone is invited and a special
invitation is being sent out to government'
officials in all adjoining counties.
The ceremony will be held at the site of
the new bridge, with the program to be set up
on the old drive-in theatre site just on the
north side of the present bridge.
A movement for the new bridge was
started some five or six weeks ago, when a
large number of local people gathered in the
Coliseum of the Port St. Joe High School to
tell government officials of the need for the
new bridge.

erett Owens stated he learned
this week that 18 septic tanks
were being put into the devel-
opment, after the county had
been told the development
would be served by a central
sewer system, and the plat
accepted on that premise,
Robert Nations, a member
of the engineering firm of
Florida Engineers Associates,
who had surveyed the subdivi-
sion and presented their plat
to the Board, said the De-
partment' of Environmental
Regulation had forced the
temporary installation of sep-
tic tanks until at least 18
homes had been built in the
"DER wouldn't, allow the
sewer system until the homes
had been built because such a
system would not work with-
out at least 18 or 20 homes
feeding into it', Nations said.
"The septic tank permits are
all temporary and will be
revoked when enough homes
are built to go on the sewer
treatment system", Nations
Owens said, "I understand
that, but they didn't advise
this board of a change in their
plans or notify them of their
intention to put in septic tanks,
even temporarily. I'm not
against the development, but
it puts this Commission in an
embarrassing spot when we
approve, a site for a sewer
system and then learn on the
street they are installing sep-
tic tanks."'
Commissioner Billy Branch
said, "It was the developer's
responsibility to keep us in-
Attorney William J. Rish

County Stops

Pro f


Su division

Wants Explanation for

. Planned Septic Tanks

:-4~Bz.>. ~ ~ -~


THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1978


Year Can Prove to be

Port St. Joe s Best

With the announcement last
iTMednesday that a new high level
L bridge for Highland View had been
. approved by the Department of
E Transportation for Highway 98
j across the Gulf County Canal at
, Highland View, the odds were
5 becoming better that 1978 can prove
' to be the best year Port St. Joe has
" had since the paper mill came here
: back in 1937.
: Several things hinge on con-
? struction of the bridge, which will
' being new jobs to the area, giving
� local youth a choice of maybe
H staying near home or going away to
� find their future.
Things looked good for estab-
lishment for a deep water overseas
j� transport port here in Port St. Joe as
' well as an extensive seafood related
1 group of processors, service centers,
and other marine facilities here. :.
all based on whether or not we could
get the bridge replaced.
The bridge was not the key to
some development, but it ,was the

W.. writers Sc

We have yet to read a columnist,
editorial writer or, publication since
:Andrew Young's latest vocal gem
- which suggested that he should be
allowed to stay on President Car-
Sler's team operating out of the White
: Even many times liberal News-
Week magazine has faken the view-
point, along with its writers who
express an opinion over their signa-
ture each and every week say Young
: in public when he stated America
has jails filled with political prison-
; ers.
Columnist,Jack Kilpatrick said
-Young may have pulled off some
'diplomatic bonuses in some parts of
Africa, but his mouth has more than

key to realizing the full potential of
what these facilities could. mean to
our town and county.
We know there was considerable
influence used in getting the bridge
approved. Many points were used
up. We're just glad there were those
in our area who had the influence-to
use and were willing to put it on the
line where it was necessary.
We're not, one of those who
proposes growth above all. We don't
think we need a Panama City, a
Pensacola or a Tallahassee here -
certainly not a Jacksonville or
Miami. We think the area could
easily take care of at least another
5,000 to 10,000 people, which would
give us a good, sound community
with enough potential to have most
of the services we could ever want or
.Many of us have waited for
nearly half a life-time for such a
year as 1978 to come along. We hope
people of the area continue to
cooperate to this end and that we are
not disappointed again.

ore Young

eroded what good he may have
performed in the past.
As George Will put it in News-
week, Young's duty is to put in a
good word for the United States in
his duties as UN ambassador. It is
not to express his- editorial view-
point. He is not allowed, under' his
job description the luxury of doing.
Will says if he cannot support
and enhance the reputation of this
nation, he should quit or be fired.
Nobody in the United States
disputes Young's right to say what
he wants about this or any other
nation. There are, however, certain
limitations about what he can say as
the United States' ambassador to the
UN. Either he should abide by' these
limitations or go.

'- Rowe Sudduth, one of the
:.three partners developing
,-"Gulf-Aire" subdivision at St.
hJe Beach, spoke to the Rot-
:ary Club Thursday, explaining
,:some of the development
--plans of the firm which is
owned by Sudduth, Creschel
:Harrison of Marianna and
-TTm Wilkinson, also of Mari-
:arna. The subdivision will be
-handled by Realtor E. B.
S Sudduth said the develop-
zment will be well done to
::protect the investment of ev-
-eryone. The subdiVision has
been laid out by Willard
:-Burke, who designed Bay
:Point in Panama City.
The new subdivision, which
.will cater to the better dwel-
.iings, will begin by selling lots,
:with restrictions written by
3the seller. The speaker said
:the complete development will
,:0ntain tennis courts, a swim-

ming pool, shuffle board and Marianna and E. B. Miller of
other recreational facilities. Mexico Beach.

The first phase of the devel-
opment will contain 49 lots and
will be located on the highway
front, with an unrestricted
view of the Gulf of Mexico.
Sudduth said work is pro-
.gressing now to install a water
and sewer system, paved
streets and underground utili-
ties for the site. He said
eventual plans are to utilize
the sanitary services of the
City of Port St. Joe, but for the
time being, the development
will operate its own systems.
Contracts were to be let this
week for 'grading, stabilizing
and draining the streets in the
subdivision prior to installa-
tion of the utilities.
Guests of the club were Dr.
Richard Morley of Beacon
Hill,. Bill Ebersole of Rome,
Ga., Creschel Harrison of

A Layman's View

2 Corinthians 5:21 (KJV)
Key Word: God Loves Me
"For he (God) hath made him
(Jesus) to be sin for us (you
and I), who (Jesus) knew no
sin; that we (you and I) might
be made the righteousness of
God in him (Jesus)."
The central truth in the
Bible is "GOD IS LOVE." The
verse above expresses this
love, sets forth the cost of this
love to God, and gives the
result of this love. Jesus was
made sin, our sin, so we could
be made righteous (upright

Writer Feels Commissioners

Discriminating In Poonai Case

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By The Star Publishing Company
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Frenchie L. Ramsey .................. Office Manager
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OUTOF COUNTY-. 06 ' OUTOFPu.S.-One Year. $9.00
TO ADVERTISERS-In case of error or omissions In advertisements, the publishers do not hold
themselves liable for damage further than amount received for such advertisement.
.The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word Is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word
barely asserts; the printed word thoroughlyconvinces:The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.

In a preliminary. meeting
prior to their regularly sch<
duled meeting Tuesday nigh
the Commission interview
three of 10 applicants the
have received for the office (
Veterans Service Officer.
: Interviewed were: F p
Kleeb of St. Joe BeaW*,
retired Air Force Warran
Officer, Dexter Norwood of SI
Joe Beach, a retired Air Force
Sergeant, and Henry Cassan
of St. Joe Beach, a retire
Navy Captain.
Still to be interviewed i
special session at 8:30 p.m
tonight are: Claude F. Hanlor
Andrew Hall, Frederick Aller
Bobby Batson, Robert Drury,
Myers Boring and Dicki
Brown' All of the applicant
except Brown, are veterans o
retired service men.
-In answer to a question
Chairman James Gortmai
advised the Board Herber
Johnsori, state director of Civi
Defense reported there would
be no change in relationship
between the County and Civi
Defense, with the office of
Sheriff Ken Murphy taking
care of the CD duties.
-Charley Presley was ap
pointed voting machine cust
todian due to' the death o:
former custodian O'Neal Me
Daniel. Presley will be sent to
the Automatic Voting Machim
factory for training next week
-The U.S. Corps of Engin
eers advised the Board per
mits had been applied for to
allow the Corps to maintain
the mouth of Corley Slough
Work would start as soon as
the permits were received.
-Advised Raymffond Par
rish of White City the DOT'
would not agree to drainage
changes on Highway 71 re
quested by Parrish. The
Board agreed to try again.


143 Ave. E
Port St. Joe, Fla.
July 18, 1978
Letter to the Editor and and
open letter to the Port St. Joe
City Commission:

- From Page 1 -



bring in just what you want
the first time."

Branch said, "We do have
an engineer to look at the plats
(Pitts) and we passed this
regulation some time ago, to
require Pitts.to approve a plat
before we did. He knows more
about what he is looking at
than we do, and is better able
to see if it complies with our
rules and regulations. We're
having problems we don't
need to have in our subdivi-
sions which haven't been suf-
ficiently investigated before
they were approved in the
Nations then claimed the
Board had changed its rules
for nearly every plat he has
presented recently. "Such ac-
tions cost our clients money
and they get mad at the
Commission about it", Na-
tions said.
The Board stood pat and
advised Nations to give his
prospective plats to Pitts be-
fore presentation to the Board
in the future to prevent any
further delays. in rejection
or delay by the Board.

Dear Sirs:
Recently, the Port St. Joe
City Commission issued an
order demanding that Dr.
Poonai remove his practice
from offices within St. Joe
Municipal Hospital. The Com-
mission graciously gave him
30 days .to accomplish this
task. That decision was not
only biased but also self-cen-
tered and irresponsible.
On July 18th, at another
commission meeting Dr. Poo-
nai requested an extension of
this time limit, and was
granted an extension of 90
*days. However, many ques-
tions still linger in the minds
of the citizens of this city. Mr.
Commissioners:: If your meet-
ing had not been flooded with
citizens, and patients of Dr.
Poonai, would you have gran-
ted the extension? Your ir-
responsible act did not take
into consideration the health
and well being of Dr. Poonai's
patients, who are, supposedly,
the people you serve. These
patients would have been
without the assistance of the
one physician who treats all
individuals equally, regard-
less of race or socio-economic
status. Mr. Commissioners:
We, the citizens who elected
you to public office, hope that
Dr. Poonai's skin color or the
class of people he treats had
nothing to do with your deci-

ig Last Tuesday night, I was harassed by
e- several of those at the City Commission meeting
t, asking for an extension in the hospital for Dr. P.
d V. Poonai. Those doing the harrassing, including
y 'the spokeswoman for the group, Mrs. Joyce
Williams, were claiming I had not reported the
meeting of the Hospital Board of July 11
d -correctly.' They said I owed Dr. Poonai an
~t apology.
t. This claim was made in spite of the fact that
e I was at the meeting and knew what went on, and'
"i none of those claiming my reporting was
d incorrect, were present at the meeting.
Since last Tuesday's meeting, several of the
n half dozen or so visitors who were at the meeting
., have come to me and corraborated my story as
n, printed on the front page of The Star of July 13.
Y, Fortunately or unfortunately, I must wear
e two hats at hospital meetings. But, after nearly
s 30 years of wearing the jounalistic hat, I think I
r know at least how to report the facts as they
unfold in any given event and think I do so almost
as a reflex action. When I'm involved, I strive
even harder to keep the third person eye of the
n newsman on any story written.

d TO GIVE THEM the benefit of the doubt, I
p went straight to Dr. Poonai after Tuesday's
l meeting and asked in a semi-private encounter
f with the Doctor, "Dr. Poonai, do I owe you an
apology? Has my news story in some way
offended you in such a manner I need- to
- apologize?"
- Dr. Poonai, in his gracious manner, shook
my hand, patted me on the shoulder and said,
"My friend, you don't owe me anything".'
Le Since I have always been on good terms with
Dr. Poonai, and have tried to remain so, I didn't
- think I owed him an apology for reporting what
- actually happened.
o Mrs. Poonai came up at about this time and
n said, "The only thing about the story that might
` be questionable is that some people may not
s understand our working arrangement at the
Hospital. We did not occupy space free, since we
- served in the emergency room to pay for our
office space."
- Mrs. Poonai may be correct. I am sure many
e of you don't realize the arrangement which was
made with the Poonai's concerning their hospital
suite of offices when they came here. It was
printed in this paper, but there was no emotional
controversy over the matter at this time, so you
probably didn't notice the deal which had been
Here it is,' spelled out, for everyone to see
and recognize that the Hospital Board is not
trying to toss them out on their ear and that the
f Poonai's are not backing down on their agreed

n IN THE DEAL the Poonai's came to Port St.
Joe to occupy the hospital wing as office space
for one year, rent free. The Hospital put
equipment in the suite, which the Poonai's were
to purchase at a future date. They were
guaranteed they would make at least $50,000 the
first year. If they didn't, the Hospital would pay
them the difference. At Dr. Poonai's request, the
$50,000 guarantee was broken down to 12 equal
payments to be made monthly, with Dr. Poonai

before God).
When I think on this love of
God for me I literally become
weak from the greatness of it.
My sin Jesus cleansed. I am
the righteousness of God in
This love is what will change
your life. Just ask God to
share it with you. He will
because He has already pro-
vided the way.

"Nothing is more common
than a fool with a strong
memory." C. C. Colton

sion. We would also hope that
the rumors of extreme favori-
tism existing within the hospi-
tal administration are not
true. And finally, Mayor'
Frank Pate, we will not soon
forget how you adjourned the
meeting before your consti-
tuents could speak. Mr Com-
missioners: We would like to
know that if our names were
Tapper or Rish or any other
"worthy name" in the com-
munity, would you have still
'closed the meeting so abrupt-
ly? Mr. Commissioners: The
citizens of Port St. Joe would
like to know this as we plan to
make our next move based on
the answers that you give us.
We are asking that the City
call a meeting for the purpose
of airing out these differences
and so that the people who
elected you can be heard. (We
have that right.) There are
things going on behind the
back of the citizens of Port St.
Joe that they are not aware of.
Such as some hospital proce-
dures among other things. etc.
These problems are long past
time for investigation. Please
have this meeting at a place
large enough to hold the
people that will be showing up.
Not one that you know'will not
hold enough for people to be
able to hear.
Raymond Addison

since the meeting you refer to
was the first request the
Board had to extend Dr.
Poonai's time. There was no
indication of the large crowd
attending the meeting. The
only one who suspected the
request was coming was
Chairman Frank Pate and he
knew only a few hours before
the meeting. In all likelihood
the permission would have
bgen granted. Dr. Poonai has
asked for very few things
during the past two years he
has been here that he didn't
get. -Ed.)


to reimburse the Hospital at the end of the year,
if he was paid more than the minimum
Dr. Poonai didn't have to make the first
draw. They began to make their minimum
salary the first month they were here.
At this time, all local doctors, with 'the
exception of Di. Joe Hendrix, who had bad back
problems at the time, covered the emergency '
room, free of charge to the hospital. The four
doctors divided up the week nights and week
ends among themselves. Dr. P. V. Poonai wound
up with two nights a week and two week ends a
month, since his wife never pulled emergency
room duty as a regular thing. Her husband took
her turn.
Dr. Poonai covered the ER during the day,
while in his hospital offices. So, the only thing Dr.
Poonai did for the hospital that first year, which
other doctors were not also doing for the hospital
free of charge, was to cover the ER during the
day, when he saw an average of 1.2 patients per

LATER ON things changed. First, Dr.
Simpson had to drop her ER service due to
health reasons. Two Tyndall Air Force Base
doctors were hired to cover week ends and for
the first time the hospital had to pay 1fr ER
coverage. Dr. Vasquez was .later hired for the
ER. Then Dr. Wayne Hendrix had 'his heart
attack, causing another re-arrangement of ER
duties. Dr. Vasquez covered during each week '
end, Monday and Wednesday nights. Dr. Poonai
continued to cover during the day and on
Tuesday and Thursday nights.
The doctors from Tyndall and Dr. Vasquez V
were paid for their ER services. Dr. Poonai had
agreed with the Board to continue to cover as
restitution for his office space in the south wing
of the hospital.

NOW THE BOARD feels, as it told Dr.
Poonai, that they think it is in the best interest of
the hospital that he move his offices out. This
came after several months of deliberation over
the medical situation here in South Gulf County.
Dr. Poonai had even purchased property on
which to build an office.
It wasn't a hasty or emotional decision. It
was a decision made with the knowledge of the
hospital situation, which is strained, to say the
least. The Board felt and still feels that based on
the first hand knowledge they have about the
situation, the best interest of the Hospital, Dr.
Poonai and the people who use the services of
both will best be met in this manner.
Dr. Poonai "has lived up to his agreement
with the Hospital Board. The Board has also
lived up to its agreement with the Drs. Poonai.
It is now felt that it is time to make a new
That, too, is our view of the matter. You will
always find our view on this page, regardless of
whether The Star happens to have four or 24
pages in its issue of the week. What you find on.
the other pages of this newspaper will be strict
reporting of news stories, with no embellishment
of opinion, unless it is signed by the person
expressing the opinion.

a m

(You have no problem. All
you have to do is to take a
small amount of your time to
examine the minutes of the
Hospital Board, or attend its
meetings. You see, the Hospi-
tal Board serves without pay
and are governed by Sunshine
Laws. They would be foolish to
jeopardize themselves with a
violation of 'this law and I
think you will admit there are
no foolish men on the Board.
As for your first question,
there is no way to answer it,

Letter of

For two weeks swimming'
lessons were held for over
thirty children at the Costin's
pool on 2005 Constitution
Drive. Thanks to Cecil and
Margaret Costin children of
the community have had the
opportunity to take swimming
lessons. On behalf of the
community, the parents of
those involved and myself, we
would like to express our
sincere thanks to )e Costin's
for their generosity and phil-
anthropic service to their fel-
low man. MayGod bless you!
Lenny Watson,
Swimming Instructor


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Bible Notes



- _THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY.

I HuttoDisappointed Over Bill Veto e . GS

Representative Earl Hutto had the problems worked out wish we could have worked it the statutes. referenced in the against another agency he
,' (D-Panama City) has expres- as it passed the House in 1977 out and I hope it will be done in bill to refer to state level would first have to get the

sed keen disappointment over
the veto of his bill to prohibit
state agencies from engaging
in costly, litigation at tax
payers' expense.
' The Governor's veto of
House Bill 141 marked the
second time this measure has
been vetoed. Governor Reubin
Askew also vetoed it in 1976.
"I concurred in his veto of
jhe earlier bill because there
were -some inconsistencies
that developed in the amerida-
. tory process," said Hutto.
."But I worked with the Gover-
nor's' former legal aide Don
Middlebrooks and thought we

'Tames L. Harper, 63, a
long time resident of White
City passed away suddenly..
Thursday afternoon in White
Mr. Harper was a native of
Andalusia, Alabama, a retired
carpenter, a member of the
White City Baptist Church and
a veteran of .World War II.
Survivors include:, his wife,
Mrs. Edna. Harper of White,
City; two sons, Gene Harper
of Atlanta, Ga. and -Raymond
Harper of White- City.; two
daughters, Mrs. Sarah Sever-
son of Titusville and Mrs.
Elizabeth Alcorn of Falton,
Texas; a- brother, George.
Harper of White City; five

Franklin Kenneth Chason,
91, a resident of Wewahitchka,
-passed away Sunday after-
noon following an extended
4* Mr. Chason had been a
resident of' Wewhaitchka for
the papt. 38 years. He was a,,
retired' employee of the State
Road !ept! and a member of
the Glad Tiding Assembly of
God Church of Wewahitchka.
Survivors include:' his wife,
.Mrs. Sarah Jane Chason of
Wewahitchka; two sons, Tho-
mas K, 'Chason of Atlanta,
Ga., and William Chason of
Wewahitchka; two daughters,
Mrs. Elvia Hersley of Atlanta,
Ga., and Mrs. Peggy Harper
of White City; four grandchil-
dren, two great grandchil-
dren; and one brother,. Ira
Chason of Green Cove
Graveside funeral services
were held at 2:00 p.m. Tues-
day, July 25 in the Pleasant
Rest Cemetery of Overstreet

the future."
Orne of the reasons given for
the veto was that "agency"
would include local govern-
,ments, but Hutto said that
"agency" is clearly defined by

- Another reason listed was
the multi-jurisdictional nature
of the executive branch. The
veto message stated that foi
the Governor to take action

approval of the Administra-
tion Commission. "That isn't
necessarily correct," stated
Hutto. "The Constitution
states that 'the supreme exe-
cutive power shall be vested in
a governor.' "

but died in the Senate."
Hutto said the same bill,
which sets up a.procedure for
settling these inter-agence dis-
putes by the Administration
Commission (composed of the
Governor and Cabinet), sailed
through both the House and
Senate this year without a
dissenting vote.
He said none of the Gover-
nor's staff contacted him
about their problems with the
bill or appeared to testify
before the committees when it
was considered. "They admit-
ted they had been negligent on
this bill," stated Hutto, "but I

sisters; Mrs. Sally Gunn of
Medart, Mrs. Nell Law pf
.Andalusia, Ala., Mrs. Rose
Sellers of Red, Level, Ala.,
Mrs. Bell Zacliarias of Anda-
lusia, Al]., and Mrs. Hattie
Brown of ndiara,'Pehn.; also
seven grandchildren.
Funeral :services were held
at 2:00 p.ms, Sunday, July 23 in
the White City Baptist Church
with the Rev. J.B. Ansley
officiating. Interment fol-
'lowed in the family plot of
Holly Hill Cemetery in Port St.
'All services were under the
direction of Comforter Fune-
ral Home.

with the Rev. Lessie M. Knee
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Fune-
ral Home.r

Attaway Dies

^11 iPensacola
Carah Pippin Attaway, long
'time resident of Gulf County
passed away Friday, July 14
in Pensacold where she had
lived for the past five years.
She is survivedI by five
children, Mrs. Sallie Fair-
cloth, Mrs. Tercie Causey and
George Attaway all of White
City, Kaye Attaway of East
Point, Buford Attaway of Pen-
sacola, 19 grandchildren, .49
great grandchildren and 16
great great grandchildren.
Services were at Travelers
Rest in Clarksville, Sunday
July 16 under the direction of
Faith Chapel Home of Pensa-

JULY 27. 1978

to stump Here

State Senator Jim Glisson of
Eustis, candidate for the De-
mocratic nomination for Lieu-
tenant Governor in this fall's
election, will campaign
aboard "The Sunshine Ex-

J press," a flatbed truck .in
� which he is criss-crossing the

Beach VFD


Presenting Musical At Chapel

The touring choir of the First Baptist
Church of Hilliard will present "The Clown"'
at the Beach Baptist Chapel. "The Clown" is
a musical drama with salvation as its theme.

The 45 member choir will be at the Beach
Baptist Chapel on Friday, August 4, at 8:00
p.m. The public is invited to come support this
choir acting and singing for the Lord.

Pedestrian Highway

Deaths Show A Decline
Pedestrian deaths for 1977 Colonel Eldrige Beach, Pa- on ther part, drivers
totaled 493, a slight drop from trol director said, "'Although vehicles have the res
the previous year's total of 504 most pedestrians were killed ty to use due car
said the Florida' Highway through some improper action pedestrians are press
Patrol recently.
Final figures on how pedes-
trians fared during 1977
showed that the over 65 age
group hadthe larger' number
of persons killed with 148.
The 15 - 24 group had 85"
pedestrians killed as did the 45
-64 group. Age group 5 - 14.had
the most injured, 1,529 with
the 15 - 24 group next with
There were twice as many
males killed as females, 328 to
165. ,
One out of every five pedes-*
'trians killed was crossing the
-roadway where 'there was no
intersection or crosswalk. I
Thirty-four percent of the
victims were killed or injured
by stepping into the path of
moving motor vehicles.

The Gulf County Beach Vo-
lunteer Fire Department
would like to thank the mer-
chants and citizens for their
donations and participation to
our recent Flea Market and
Bake Sale. The response was
good, but more funds are
needed to fill the needs of the
Plans' are being made to
have another such sale in
-approximately two weeks. We
again want to ask for dona-
.tions. If you have items to
donate please call these num-
bers for pick up, 648-5678,
648-5258, 648-5044 and 648-8936.

The family of James L.
Harper wishes to express our.
sincere appreciation and gra-
titude to all of those who were
so kind and thoughtful through
the loss of our father.
' We extend a special thank
you to the people of the White
City community for all of your
thoughtful deeds and close-
ness shown to our family and
especially, our mother in our
time of need.

of motor
ponsibili-, --
e where A dog's food should never be
ent." served hot or chilled.

state, in Port St. Joe beginning
at 7:00 a.m. July 29.
Glisson will be speaking and
shaking hands with voters at
the paper mill.
Glisson, 39, a central Flor-
'ida businessman serving, his
second term in the Florida
Senate, is the running mate of
Florida Attorney General Ro-
bert L. Shevin, the leading
candidate for the Democratic
Party nomination for gover-
nor in this fall's statewide
election. The first primary is
on September 12.
"There are a number of
major issues facing Floridians
in this election," Glisson said,
"including the need to be
tough with criminals, to bring
more jobs to our state, and to
improve our education sys-


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Baptist Church
Corner Long Ave. and 16th St.

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

Rev. J. C. ODUM,

Jerome Cartier,
Minister of Music .'


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STHE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1978

attended Marion Institute. He
is presently self-employed
. with Dixie Sea Products.
. ,;z ~The wedding ceremony will
Stake place on September 9 at
' 4:00 P.M. EST in the First
S United Methodist Churcdi,
SPort St. Joe. All friends and
relatives of the couple are
invited to attend.






SMiss Vicki El]

'The Reverend and Mrs.
J;W. McCurdy announce the
Sefgagenment and approaching
marriage of their daughter
Vicki Ellen McArthur to Bar-
S ron. Eugene Abrams, son of
- Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Abrams
of Port St. Joe.
S. :Ms. McArthur is a graduate

len McArthur

of Bay County High School and
Florida State University with
a bachelor of science degree in
social work. She is presently
employed 'through Retarda-
tion Program Office at Flor-
ida State Hospital.
Mr. Abrams is a graduate of
Port St. Joe High School and

Michael and Chris Mock

Michael and Chris Mock

Celebrate First Birthday

Michael. and Chris Mock,
twin sons of Mr. 'and Mrs.
James Mock celebrated their
first birthday with a party
Tuesday, July 25. Cake, punch
and ice cream were enjoyed
by all.
Those helping them cele-
brate were: Jamie Parrish,
Katie Mock, Jason White, Alli-

son Williams, Chris' Bucha-
nan, Fannie Clements, Brad
and Bryan Lemiuex, Grace
Myer, Kelly Burkett, Natalie
Baxley and Francie Garrett.
Maternal grandparents of
the boys are Mr. and Mrs.
Cecil Lyons. Paternal grand-
parents are Mr. and Mrs.
James C. Mock.

Wash Sat.
The 1979 Senior Class of Port
St. Joe High School is planning
a trip to the Bahamas as their
senior trip next year. Class
members. will be putting on
many fund-raising projects
during the coming year for the
A car wash will be held this
Saturday, July 29, from 9:00
a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the corner
of Fifth St. and Reid Avenue
to raise funds.

Natalie Baxley
Miss Natalie Nichole Baxley
celebrated her second birth-
day with a party at the home
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Danny Baxley of Overstreet.
Natalie was two on July 24.
Maternal grandparents are
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Winters of
York, Pennsylvania and pa-
ternal grandparents are Mr.
and Mrs. R.B. Baxley of Port
St. Joe. Great grandparents
are Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
Radle of Marietta, Pennsyl-
vania and Mr. and Mrs. N.E.
Dees and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
Baxley of Port St. Joe.


George C. Dykes Family

Holds Family Reunion

Natalie Baxley

Mr. and Mrs. George C.
Dykes had a family reunion
with their children and their
families and friends on July
15, 1978 at the, Centennial
S.Their children, were: Mr.
and Mrs. C.J. Hart and family
of Cottonwood, Ala., Mr. and
Mrs. Philip Dykes and family
of Dothan, Ala., Mrs. Francis
Ringer of. Tampa, Mr. and
Mrs. Ernest Rhames and fam-
ily of White City., Mr. and
Mrs. George F. Dykes- and

family of Starburg, Va., Mr.
and Mrs. Mack Dykes and
family of Ashford, Ala., Mr.
and Mrs. Johnny Dykes and
family of Cottonwood, Ala.,
and Mr. and Mrs. Edward D.
Smith and family of Port St.
Guests were Mrs. Ruby
Butler of Cottonwood, Ala. and
Gary and Fredia of Starburg,

Mr. and Mrs. P.B. Fairley of
Moss Point, Mississippi have
announced the engagement
and approaching marriage of
their daughter Teresa Eliza-
beth to Rickey Neil Randall,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Gaspard
White Randall ofPascagoula,
The bride-elect's grand-
parents are Mr. and Mrs.
Wilbur L. Smith of the Frank-
lin Creek Community and the
late Peter Broscoe Fairley
and the late Mrs. Edith Fair-
ley Woodruff. She is the
great-granddaughter of Mrs.
Susie Rowan of Chattahoo-
Miss Fairley is a 1976 grad-
uate of Moss Point High
School and a. 1978 graduate pf
Jackson County Junior Col-
lege with an associate degree
in applied science. She is
employed by Management Re-

cruiters of Pascagoula.
The prospective bridegroom
is the grandson of Buford
Larkin Haddox of Franklin-
ton, Louisiana and the late
Mrs. Haddox and the late Mr.
and Mrs. Felix Franklin Ran-
dall of-Columbia, Mississippi.
Mr. Randall is a 1974 gradu-
ate of Pascagoula High School
and attended Jackson County
Junior College. He is employ-
ed as a commercial fisher-
Vows will be solemnized
September 16 at 7 p.m. at First
Baptist Church in Moss Point
with Dr. Van H. Hardin offi-

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Dr. and Mrs. T. Wayne
Conger are happy to announce
the birth of a son, Gregory ,
Wayne. Greg was born at
12:07 p.m.,on Friday, July 14
at Bay Memorial Medical
Center, weighing in at 8
pounds, eleven and one-half
Maternal grandparents are
Mr. and Mrs. Grady Player of-
Port St. Joe. Paternal grand-
parents are Mr. and Mrs.
James E. Conger of Miami.

Miss Teresa Elizabeth Fairley

To Wed

the members of the

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

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


Retirement Center

Motel St. Joe


New Ownership & a new image for the

citizens of Gulf County.

SThere shall be a place for the elderly citizens of Gulf County to not
only reside, but also to center their activities.

Our changing image shall encompass total, services to our elderly
residents to include:
* Private & Semi-Private Rooms
* Maid Service
� 2 Nutritionally Planned Meals Per Day
* Planned Social & Religious Activities
W Non-emergency Medical Services
* 24-hour Security & Emergency Call System
0 Transportation'Services
& Many other services designed to meet
the average daily living requirements
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Rates begin at $250.00 per month.

For More Information, Call or See

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Government subsidies soon to be available.

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1978




Kathry.N.a nce, Supervising
Teacher at the Gulf County
/ Adult Activity Center, and
Essie Bailey, a .volunteer at
the .Center, are seen holding
: one of the Center's recent
craft projects. Clients at the
SCenter have been learning to
macrame, - and have made
several plant hangers. Mrs,
Bailey has been helping to
teach horticulture and the
care-of house plants.
!Persons interested in volun-
teering at the Center may call
229-6327 after August 8, when
the Center reopens following
j summer vacation. In the
', photo, Ms. Bailey, left: places
one of the macrame holders on
Sa flower pot held by Ms.
--Star photo

Amn. Weeks
to TyndaU
Airman John M. Weeks, son
of Mr. and Mrs. John W.
Weeks of Wewahitchka. has
been assigned to Tyndall AFB,
for duty in the U.S. Air Force
fuel specialist, field.
The airman, who recently
completed basic training at
Lackland AFB, Tex., studied
'the Air Force mission, organi-
zation and customs and re-
ceived special instruction in
human relations. Coinpletion
of this training earned the
individual credits toward an
associate in applied science
degree through the Commu-
nity College of the Air Force.
Airman Weeks is a 1977
graduate of Wewahitchka
High School.
I want to thank my friends
for. the cards, visits and
prayers in my behalf during,
my recefit stay in the Munici-
pal Hospital.,
Your thoughtfulness was a
big factor in my speedy recov-


Will Byrd

Celebrates First
William Wilkie (Will) Byrd,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Byrd
of Altha celebrated his first
birthday on.Tuesday, July 18.
Refreshments of cake, ice.
cream and punch were served
to the many relatives and
Attending from Port St. Joe
were Mrs. Troy McMillian,
Tami McMillan and her son
Russel. Will is the grandson'of
Mr. and Mrs. Troy McMillian,
Jr. of Port St. Joe.


Corner Third Street and Baltzell Avenue
STANLEY E. YOUNG, Minister of Music & Youth
SUNDAYSCHOOL ....................9:45A.M.
CHURCHTRAINING ................. 6:15 P.M.
PRAYER MEETING (Wednesday) .... 7:00 P.M.
"Come and Worship God with Us"


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The theme of Port St. JoeLibrary's story hour this past
Tuesday centered around teddy bear. Many of the
youngsters attending the story'hour brought their favorite


Worms i
The time is here, says
Florida Nurserymen and
Growers Association for in-
sects to plague the lawn'.
Most lawns have been ferti-
lized within the past month or
so and that is an invitation to
the ' insects. Tender green
grass is' more desirable than
old tough stringy grass.- The
season of worms is upon us.
There are two worms that
literally eat the grass into the
ground. Both are active dur-
ing the hot, summer months.
One is the tropical sod web-
-Nworm. The other is the army-
'worm. Both have chewing
mouthparts and literally eat-
notches in the blades of grass
which tell you that they are
' present. -
Tropical sod webworms are
very small. It is not unusual
for the average person to be
totally unaware of their pres-
ence. One of the first indica-
tions of an invasion is the dirty
gray small moth that hovers
over the grass. On occasion
they will also hide in the
shrubs around the house. If
you walk through the grass
and they flutter out in front of
you, then look for the problem
to develop.
The moth lays small eggs on
the blades of grass. As soon as
the worm hatches, it begins to
feed. Since it is barely visible
to* the naked eye, you may
miss the first stages. In a few
days a white web will show up
in the grass as well as areas
that appear to have been cut
by a mower set down in the
middle 'of the yard. Now you
,need to examine this area
very closely. Part the grass
and look for a small green
. worm curled up in a tight C.
A There may be green excre-
ment of grass from the leaves
present. The worm will be
right on top of the soil. If you
Find quite a number, get busy
and spray with-Sevin. Another
treatment will be needed in
about ten days.: Continue
spraying throughout the sum-
mer months.

bear along. Here they display them for The Star,
photographer. As you can see, teddy bears come in all
shapes, sizes and colors. -Star photo

men Warn" of

Attacking Lawns
The armyworm is quite It is easily recognized. T
large. In fact, this worm may will be a. V right in the mi
reach at least an inch or more. of the head: Some may ha
Compared to the small size of black strip down each i
the sod webworm, it is a giant. The rest of the worm will

ve a

grayish brown.
There is, a difference be-
tween the feeding habits of the
sod webworm and the army-
worm. The sod webworm feed
only at night. Use a flashlight
and walk out on the grass to
see the worm in action, says
Florida . Nurserymen and
Growers Association. On the
other hand, the armyworm
may feed during the day as
well as at night.

Hanging Baskets.

Potted Plants ...

Outdoor Plants..

We Deliver!


..... $400Up


$1l00-Up ;


Statement of Reso)rces and Liabilities

Cash and due from banks...... .................... . . ............ ........
U.S. Treasury.securities .... . . ....... .......................................
Obligations of other U.S. Gov't. agencies and corps .. ... ............................
Obligations of States and political subdivisions .............. ... .......................
Other bonds, notes, and debentures .. . .... . . .................................
Federal Reserve stock and corporate stock .................... . .......... .. ....
Trading account securities . .. ........... .. ...... .................. .. .....

thousands of dollars
.500 .
32, :

Federal funds sold and securities purchased.
under agreements to resell .... ..................................................... 500,
Loans, Total (excluding unearned income) ................ 5 ,849,
Less: Reserve for possible loan losses...................99,
Loans, Net ... .. .. ......... .................. : ......................... 5, 750,
Direct lease financing ..... ..... ................ ......................................... NONE
Bank premises, furniture and fixtures, and other assets representing bank premises ............. 366 ,
Real estate owned other than bank premises'.......................... ..... ...... 3
Investments in unconsolidated subsidiaries and'associated companies ................... NONE
Customers' liability to this bank on acceptance outstanding ................................ NONE
Other assets. ............. ... .. ... .. ...... ..............................60
TOTA ' ASSETS . . .... ................... . ........ 1 ,
-Demanddeposits of individuals. prtnsnps . and corps ..'. .T.............. . ...... ....... .f QA
Time and savings deposits of individuals, /.' ' .. .
prtnshps., and corps.... .. ... . .. .. . . ....... ... .. . ................................
Deposits of United States Government ..... ...... . ........................... . ... . 9 .
Deposits of States and political subdivisions . .. . . .. ..... ............................ .
Deposits of foreign govts. and official institutions ............................................... NONE
Deposits of commercial banks ............ ....... ................................. NONE
Certified and officers' checks ........... ......................................... 20 ,
TOTAL DOMESTIC DEPOSITS ............................................... 12 117,
Total demand deposits .................................... I6,.930 ,
Total time and savings deposits .......................... 1 5,187 ,i
Total deposits in foreign offices ................... ................................... NONE
TOTAL DEPOSITS IN DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN OFFICES ............................ 12, 117n
Federal funds purchased, and securities sold

under agreements to repurchase ... .. ...... ....... . .................
Liabilities for borrowed money ..............................................................
Mortgage indebtedness and liability for capitalized leases.................. : ..................
Acceptances executed by or for account of this bank and outstanding .......................
Other liabilities ...... ..... . . . . . . . ............. . .. .. ... . . .............. ........
TOTAL LIABILITIES (excluding subordinated notes and debentures) ...........................
Subordinated notes and debentures ............... . . .. . . . ......
Preferred stock No. shares outstanding NONE (par value) ...................
Common stock a. No. shares authorized 16 , 000,
b. No. shares outstanding 16, 000, (par value) .....................
Surplus ........ . ........... ............................. ............
Undivided profits ......................... ... .......................... " ................ ....
Reserve for contingencies and other capital reserves. ........ ... ..........................
TOTAL EQUITY CAPITAL .......... . ........ . . ............. . . .... ................ . ......
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY CAPITAL..... ..; ................................... ;....
. Average for 30 calendar days ending with report date:.
Cash and due from banks.. ....... ... .............. . ..................
Fed. funds sold and securities purchased under agreements to resell ..... ...............
Total Jloans ....................................... . ................... ................
Time deposits of $100,000 or more in domestic offices .................. ....... .......... .........
Total deposits .............. ...... .. .........................................
Fed. funds purchased and securities sold under agreements to repurchase ....................
Liabilities for borrowed money ........................... ............... . . ...........
TOTAL ASSETS . ............................................. ........
Standby letters of credit (outstanding as of report date) .. ........................
Time certificates of deposit in denominations of $100,000 or more (outstanding as of report date)...
Other time deposits in amounts of $100,000 or more (outstanding as of report date) ................




, Glen W. Williams
Vice President & Cashier
of the above-named bank do hereby declare that this Re-
port of Condition is true and correct to the best of my
knowledge and belief.

July 19, 1978

We, the undersigned directors attest the correctness of this statement of resources and liabilities. We declare that it has
been examined by us, and to the best of our knowledge and belief is true and correct.



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Our want ads
bring buyers
and sellers

Tracy & Ming Pierce

Invite Y.ou to Visit

Ming's Greenhouse

& Nursery

at St. Joe Beach -\
Corner of Georgia & Magellan

We carry the largest & best

variety of plants in this area.

Cacti & Succulents ...... 69� Up

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PAGE SIX THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1978

Baseball Team

Loses Tourney

Port St. Joe's Dixie Youth
tournament, team lost two
-tough ball games to Blounts-
* :town Thursday and Friday of
last week to end their chances
Sin the play-offs. Earlier in last
week, they had defeated Chat-
tahoochee 6-2 and Blountstown
'11-4 behind the pitching of'Bo
Thursday night, Blounts.
. town downed Port St. Joe 4-2.
David Pace and David Beard-
en shared the pitching for St
Joe. In Friday night's game,
Michael Walding and Bo
Burke' were on the mound for
St. Joe, as they lost to Blounts-
town 5-3.
Blountstown advanced to
the District tournament in
* Dnalsonville, Ga., and lost to
Chipley 2-0. Donalsonville
downed Marianna 4-3 in the


Bill Gunter

Offers Aid
Bill Gunter, State Insurance
" Commissioner, announced re-
cently that 450 people contac-
ted the Panama City Service
Office during the month of
The Service Office assisted
in the recovery of $52,628.94
which was returned to policy-
Citizens with questions and
complaints -about insurance
can receive assistance by
calling (904) 763-4601 in
Panama City. The Office is
located at 231 E. 4th St. and
provides services for Bay,
Gulf, Franklin and Walton
Additionally, a representa-
tive of Commissioner Gunter's
office visits Port St. Joe each
second and fourth Thursday at
10:30 a.m. EST in the county
judges office.

left to right: Norris Langston, Wayne Parrish, Jimmy Griffin
and Greg Todd. Standing, left to right, Leslie Gainous, score-

keeper, Jerry Parrish, Bill Dodson, Mike Todd and Chuck
Pollock. Several of the team members were not present when
this photograph was taken. -Star photo

Local Softball Team Wins

Sub-District Tournament

Renfro Auto Parts slow
pitch softball team won the
Sub-District Class 'B' tourna-
- ment held this past week with
a tournament record of 4 and
0. While going through the
tourney they defeated Bad-
cock's of Panama City 6-1,
Kendricks Plumbing 20-7,
\ Tyndall No-Names 16-4 nhd
... , ' ^ *>* ". *, 11-4
Leading hitters for Renfro
were: Steve Macomber .643,
Jim Mashburn .615, Jerry
' " " , i 'Parrish .600, and Mike Todd
.~f. f 563. The team will now ad-
vance to the District Tourna-
merit this weekend to be held
in Ft. Walton Beach.
Members of the team are
Jim Mashburn, Jerry Parrish,
,' . .. Craig Weimorts, Talmron Sisk,

Mike Todd, Ken Weimorts, lock, Chip Pollock, Warren
Jimmy Griffin, Bubba Har- Yeager, Steve Macomber,
mon, Bill Dodson, Greg Todd, Buddy Renfro and Wayne
Norris Langston, Chuck Pol- Parrish.


Presbyterian Church
Sixteenth St.
Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 AM

Welcome to Everyone

The so-called inert gases were discovered by Scottish
chemist Sir William Ramsay.


Corner of Fourth St. & Second Ave.
Welcome Friends
SUNDAYSCHOOL ..................... 9:45A.M.
WORSHIPSERVICES..... 11:00A.M. &7:30P.M.
CHURCH TRAINING (Sunday) ......... 6:30 P.M.
MID-WEEK PRAYER (Wednesday) .... 7:30 P.M.
Nursery Provided

Follow Smokey's advice--
break your matches!

Local Girls Enjoy

Gymnastics Program

The gymnastics program,
held in the Centennial Build-
ing, has proved to be quite a
success with the young girls.
In the top photo, instructor,
Jennifer Hendrix, demon-
strates a split, with the aid of
Traci McClain, left, and Jean-
nie Anderson. On the balance
beam in the center photo are:
Stacey O'Shall, Vicki Barlow
and LeeAnn Clenney. In the
bottom, petite Randi McClain
does seemingly effortless
back flips on the trampoline.
-Gymnastics is offered
through the Gulf County Re-

The minimum inside finished
depth of a clothes closet
should be 24 inches.

creation Department.

' First United

Methodist Church
Constitution and Monument Ave.
Port St. Joe, Fla.
JOHNI E W. McCURDY, Minister

CHURCHSCHOOL ........................9:45 A.M.
PREACHING SERVICE ..........11 A.M. &7:00 P.M.
CHOIR, REHEARSAL (Wednesday) ......... 7:30 P.M.
r photos '
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This summer we may not be
able to use several of our
largest, most efficient plants.
The result will be higher
electric costs.
You can help.
Keep your air conditioning
thermostat at the highest
comfortable setting,
preferably 780 to 800�.

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4*.&1 Power

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



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SIn Your Home or Office
Every Day

Refills available for every calendar in
stock. , Pocket and Desk
Boxes of 100. Legal and letter size, one-
third or one-half cut.

Made by Panasonic.

by Swingline. Staples to fit most popular-
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1978


THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1978

*RA A- A---

x5' x 165' lot with 2 bdrm. --
trailer, 12'x60'. Phone 227-1782 Madsor
after 4:00p.m. 4tp 7-27 Madlso
9, call 2
3 bdrm. house, 1 bath, liv. 3 bed
rm, den with fireplace, Flor-. Oak Gr
ida room, kitchen & dining price re
area, located on large lot, 1400 days or
Monument Ave. $34,900. Phone
229-8828. 4tc-7-27

Looking for your dream Mobile
house? We have it! Beauti- block,
ful Spanish-style 3 bdrm., 3 Mexicc
bath home. Great room with
impressive fireplace. Swim- 3 bdrn
ming pool and patio area home,
enclosed with privacy fence cus. 1
off living area. Lovely en- Well
trance patio. Lots of arches Beach
and genuine tile roof. Spac-
ious 2 car garage. Lots o
- fortabl
Large rustic beach home: 4 home
bdrms, large living room den, 1
with fireplace. Custom cabi- escapedd
nets, in kitchen, veranda. from I
Plus a one bdrm. rental
cottage. St. Joe Beach. Fuinis
Home - plus - income. $9,500.

Deluxe Mobile Home: 2 Five-p
bdrms, 2 bths, carpeted, nears
drapes, completely furnish- invest
ed w washer & dryer. Large Severs
insulated utility house, choose
chain link fence. 8th & Geor-
gia, Mexico Beach.
3 bdrn
Cute as a bug, beach cottage 'new, i
brand new on landscaped lot totalli
with fruit trees. Completely maner
furnished, ready for occu- Corne
pancy. Recently added ellan,
glassed & screen porch. mos
$16,000. Beacon Hill. mosx
2 bdrm, I bath, 2nd lot from Gulf. 2
highway. Gulf St., St. Joe chen.
Beach. ___

Excel. cond., 1974 mobile Partially
home on 2 improved lots .1 bath,
,Cortez St. Many improve- rcm, kitc
ments, 10x10' storage shed, combo. G
landscaped. A true value at on 7
$17,600. St. Joe Beach. $18,500 a
ner loti
with hon
-.,ExcellenLbuy.in 2.bedroom...-.h. ,
mobile home with screen
Small b
porch, completely furnish- some rei
ed. Georgia Ave., Mexico some re
Beach. $14,000. beach. 1
at $14,50

Looking for a real bargain,
Come see this mobile home
.with lovely setting on canal.
Lovely yard w-patio over-
looking water. Furnished
and ready to move into.
Owner moving to S. Florida.
See this today. $7,500.00.
Land leased at $40.00 per

Mobile home with 2 added
rooms on nice landscaped
lot making a total of 3
bdrms, den, bath, large
living room, completely fur-
nished. Tennessee Ave.,
Mexico Beach.

Duplex - 1 bdrm & bath one
side, 2 bdrm & bath other
side on nice lot. Columbus
St., St. Joe Beach.


Large 60
added ti
bile hon
Santa Am
Joe Beac

Almost n

bath bri
lot, centi
place, pi
Mexico B

2 nice
beach. I


1313 Marvin Ave., fireplace
in roomy den, 3 bdrms, 3
baths, carport, utility room,
in nice location, lots of
room, fenced yard.

105 Bellamy Circle, 3 bdrm,
1 bath, cone. block home,
needs some work, painting,
a nice livable home priced
in the 20's.

Income duplex, '2 bdrm, 1
bath, liv-rm, kitchen-dining
codmb. up & down. 228/2 7th
St.. Bargain. $15,000.00.

In quiet residential area. On
large landscaped lot. 3
bdrms, 2 baths, kitchen w-
dishwasher, disposal, oven-
range. Has cen. vacuum
sys., inter-com, 320 ft.
sprinkler system, deep well.
102 Yaupon.

3 bdrm, living, dining, stor-
age room (can be made into
nice den, utility room, nice
neighborhood on 2 lots, 1017

2 excellent residential build-
ing lots on Westcott Circle.
Drive by and see these, then
give us a call.

Older ho
lot. 3 bd
rm, large
big scre
room. Ow

221 9th S

unity Grocery, 509
n St., Oak Grove. After
29-6656. 2tp 7-27

room frame house in
ove, locatedon Iola St.,
easonalble. Call 229-7222
229-6300 nights.
tfc 7-27

We're Here For You.T
Each office is independently owned and operated.


e home on nice lot '2
from U.S. 98 20th St.,
o Beach. $18,000.

m, 1 bath comfortable
corner Pine & Ameri-
block from beach>
cared for. St. Joe

f room' in this com-
e 3 bdrm, I bath
with large spacious
ot beautifully land-
I. Pine St. 1'2 blocks
J.S. 98.

hed trailer and lot,

lek currently rented,
rater on 40th St. Good
il nice beach lots to

-m brick home, nearly
n excel. c6nd. On 2 lots
ng 150' x 150'. A per-
nt home to be proud of.
r.of Georgia and Mag-
St. Joe Beach.

;t new stilt-house on
100' lot overlooking
2 bdrms, bath, big kit-
15th St., Mexico Beach

finished 3 bdrm,
home, large living
ien and family rm
garage & utility rm,

Newly redecorated & re-
mo led cmm, ath
locate n kplk-liets,
excet f Ost rer me.
517 10th St.
2 lots on Neptune. Owner
will sell one or both, priced
right. Second block from
beach. $5,500 each.
Almost new 3 bdri, 2 bath
comfortable home with car-
port & laundry room. On
State Hiway S30B. Conven-
ient, ready to move into.

2 story home with sun roof
and balconies. Beautiful
view. 2 bedrooms, upper
floor. Complete separate
apartment lower floor, built
to last. A home plus income.
Brand spanking new 2 bed-
room, bath; living - dining-
kitchen area. Carpeted &
vinyl, central h&a. Ready
for occupancy. $24,000.
131' on Hwy. 71, 444' deep.
Nice 3 bdrm, 2 bath home.
Deep well & pump. Approx.
one and one-third acres.

$2,000 down payment will
buy this brick home on
Charles St. (Assume exist-
ing mtg., seller. with take
2nd mtge) 3 bdrm, 2 bath, w-
laundry room.

K 100' cleared l0t. vv W vvtnA i - riItM i
s is. Adjoining cor- Almost new brick home-
may be purchased 13/4 acres. Over 3,500 sq: feet
ne. , - "'' of living area. This one is.,
two homes in one-3 bdrms
each house, needs' 2 baths, liv. rm, din. rm,
pairs % block from kitchen and den in main
00' x 75' lot, bargain area and under same roof a
10. 7th St., Mexico lovely Apartment w liv. rm -
din. rm, kitchen combina-
tion. Large bath and dress-
0x15' screen porch ing rm area. Central heat
o comfortable mo- and air, city water.
me on excel. lot. DO GL^
nna & Alabama, St. DOUGLAS
ch. $20,000. LANDING
How about a getaway place
new beach cottage, 2 for weekends? Brand new
ath, living room, "A" frame brick and wood
kitchen combo. 8th' construction. 3 bdrm, 1 bath
electric heat. "Cute as a
bug" on lovely wooded lot:
it, extremely well- Reduced.
ted new 3 bdrm, 2 * DAL ETH
ck home on large DALKIETH
ral heat & air, fire- Country living at its best.
priced right, 7th St., I%'/ acres with 3 bdrm, 1
Beach. bath, living rm, den, screen-
ed porch. Cen. h-ac and
< carpeted.'
lots convenient to
Priced right. ACREAGE

E; Good highway access, 7
acres on State 386 with
me on large corner mobile home. 1/2 mile from
rm, 2 baths, living Highway 71. $15,000.00.
e kitchen, den, and
een, porch off liv. HIGHLAND VIEW
owner has treated for $3,000 down, owner will fi-
.1101 Garrison Ave. nance balance at 81/2 per-
cent. See this starter home
t., 2 bdrm, 1 bath, at your convenience. 208 2nd
e w stove, refrig., Ave.

dishwasher, 2 window a-c's,
curtains and carpets. New
panelling, new plumbing,
screen porch.,

Need more room? 3 bdrm, 2
bath, liv. rm, combination
Ige den & dining area, fire-'
place with gas logs, excel-
lent buy. 1014 Garrison.

Brick home. 3 bdrms, large
rooms, nice corner lot. good
location. Lots of extra fea-
tures. 1912 Juniper.

104 Yaupon-New brick
house. 3 bdrms, 2 baths, liv.
rm, din. rm, den with fire-
place. 2-car garage panelled
can easily be converted to'
large recreation room.

Large, comfortable, older
house on 2 lots. 4 bdrms, 2
baths, big den, liv. rm, din.
rm, new roof, 1201 Palm

Investment potential-2 bay
front lots facing U.S. 98.
Total 150' front x 110' deep
with fire damaged cottage-
price reduced to $i2,500.00.

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


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

Excellent double-wide Tif-
fany, partially furnished.
Buy equity and take over

Two large corner lots for
sale at Ward Ridge. Call 229-
8092. 4tp 7-13

2 BR home with good size'
porch and utility room, on 75'
x 150' lot. Stove and refrig-
erator included. $19,000. 648-
5315. tfc 3-23

Three BR home, large din-
ing and kitchen area, bath,
den, two screened porches.
Includes stove, refrigerator,
'window ac. Carpeted, 1, lots.
$14,000. 516 9th St. See any
time. tfc 5-18

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

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

2 bedroom house at 520 3rd
St., has recently been re-
modeled. Two air condition-
ers, fenced 'in yard, utility
house. 229-6217. tfc 6-29

3 bedroom house in White
City, 1 acre of land, price-
flexible. 229-8118 or 229-8153.
4tc 7-13

July 31, '8 a.m. till
dark. On Bay St., St. Joe
Beach, double-wide trailer.
Sheets, bedspreads , curtains,
tablecloths, doilies, clothes,
shoes, dishes, pots & pans,
macrame, plants, vacuum
cleaner, hair dryer, pictures,
laimp. ' -Itp7-20


Quilt tops for sale. Mrs.
McKelvain, 1314 Garrison
Ave., phone 229-6687. It 7-27

15 cu. ft. Frigidaire refrig-
erator & freezer combination,
avocado green. $150.00. 648-
5258. ltp7-27

New Yamaha guitar for
sale. Call 229-8421. $tp 7-27

Suzuki T-500 motorcycle. '75
with windjammer 3 Fairing.
Good cond., $800. 648-5694.
4tp 7-27

Panasonic microwave oven.
Less than 1 year old. Call 653-
9206. . ltc 7-27

Free puppies, part shepherd
and bulldog. 648-8965.

Bull dog puppies, % Eng-
lish, % pit. Only nine, six
males, 3 females. Call 229-
6664R to get your pick of the
,litter. 2tp 7-13

Sears go cart, good cond.,
$125. Call Tres Parker, 227-
1861 after 5 p.m. tfc 7-27

"The Great Tide", written
by Rubylea Hall, former resi-
dent of Port St. Joe, will be on
sale at the following places,
and it is in its sixth printing:
Campbell's Drug Store
Pauline's Restaurant
Phillip's Gulf Service Station
Hickory House
Gulf Sand Restaurant, beach
Mexico Beach Grocery, M.B.
Kerigan's Kargo, M.B.
Fiesta Food Store, M.B.
Mrs. Hubert Brinson, 216 6th
St., Port St. Joe. 229-8663.
- .. .... 3tp7-13

For Sale: Charter member-
ship for St. Joseph's Bay
Country Club. Dues paid thru
July. For information call
229-6418. tfc 6-29

24' x'44' double-wide mobile
home, partially furnished,
$7,000. Call 229-6490 after 4
p.m. tfc 6-1

AND BAKE SALE. July 28 &
29, Fri. & Sat., all day. 2116
Long Ave., across from ele-
mentary school. Raising funds
for the Way Ministries. Silver,
jewelry, wigs, baked goods,
beauty supplies, stereos,
radios, furniture, toys, flower
arrangements, macrame, car,
golf clubs, baby items, plants,
coffee makers, clothes. Much,
Much More! Ya'll come.
These items are nice - no
junk. 3t 7-13

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

Call Betty Gilbert
tfc 7-15

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

Avion camping trailer. Can
be seen at Presnell's Fish
Camp, Simmon's Bayou.
Phone 227-1821. 3tp 7-13


Asphalt Driveways &
Parking Lots
Phones: Home'648-8212
Mobile YR5-4794
Thomas L. Brock, Owner
4tp 7-27

All types carpet & vinyl floor-
ing. Free Estimates. Call 229-
6929, Mike Kahl. tfc 7-27

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

The Cod-Sealing of a mobile
home roof is a necessity to
protect your home from the
leaks and rot caused by rain,
wind' and heat. A properly
applied coat of Cool-Seal will
also serve to insulate your
h6me and reduce the high cost
of air-conditioning. So, don't
wait until the brown spots
appear on your ceiling, Cool-
Seal NOW.
For Free Estimate
Call 229-8372
tfc 6-8

Painting & Remodeling
Reasonable Rates
Free Estimates
Phone 648-5204
tfc 12-8

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

Lawn & Gardening Needs
Feed - Lawn Mower &
Small Engine Repairs
Economy Motors &
Garden Center
-^. ..... no 11 1

All types yard work per-
formed. Call 229-6327.;
4tc 6-15

328 7th Street
Highland View
Cabinets, furniture, vanities,

Septic tanks cleaned out.
Phone 229-8227

, tfc 12-22

Front End Loader
Backhoe Work
tfc 3-31

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

Free Estimate
Call anytime - 24 hr. Service

Elliott & White Roofing
We specialize in re-roofing. All
types roof and roofing repair
work. Free Estimates. Larry
Elliott at 227-1470 or Lonnie
White, 227-1880. 4tc 6-29

Kitchen Cabinets-
Vanities - Mill Work
Cabinet Hardware & Tops
White City, Hwy. 71
Glen Combs
Shop 229-6017 or
]I" II tomb

Psychological Services for
anyone with problems in day-
to-day living. Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Port St. Joe.
227-1145. (24 hr.)

Carpentry Work Done
Reasonable Rates
Jimmy Johnson
Phone 229-8757
tfc 2-2

Complete Wood Shop

Custom Cut Lumber
Want to Do It Yourself?
Then come see us for Stan-
ley tools, hardware, paneling,
paint, lumber.
Earley's Hardware &
Building Supply
Hwy 98W. 227-1763
tfc 8-5

Going Fishing?
Stop here first
for a complete
line of

Fishing Tackle

Hurlbut Supply
306 Reid Ave.

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

6 FT. x 10 FT. OR ROUND.
We deliver and assemble.
Terms available. WESTERN
AUTO, 219 Reid Ave. 227-1105.

Custom-made wooden name
plaques, for mail boxes, front
gates, door posts, etc. Econo-
my Motors & Garden Center,
301 Hwy. 98, HV, 229-6001.
New and used lawnmowers
for sale. Lawn mowers, tills
and garden tractors repaired.
Economy Motors & Garden
'Center, 301 Hwy. 98, HV.
229-6001. tfc 4-28

Complete line of utility
houses and green houses.,
Custom buildings, insulated
& panelled.
Located at intersection of
U. S. 319 & 98 at Medart
Office- 926-3606
or 984-5218- Home
Mae Jones, Owner,

1973 Plymouth, 2 dr., $950.
a.t., p.s., p.b., air. 108 West-
cott Circle. 229-8800. Itp

1974 Ford Country Sedan
station wagon, V8, auto, fac-
tory air, p.s., p.b., cruise con-
trol & luggage rack. 229-6132
or 229-6149. ltc 7-27

1968 Ford Fairlane, 6 cyl.
auto, good tires, new inspec-
tion sticker, trailer hitch, $475.
227-1568. tfc 7-6

1962 pickup truck, Chevro-
let; also 1967 Chevrolet sedan,
new tires, runs good. Call 648-
5179. 2tc 7-20

For Rent Year Round: Fur-
nished 2 bdrm cottage, Vz
block from beach at' St. Joe
Beach. Can be seen Saturday,
July 29. Call 904-482-3884 after
5p.m. 3tc7-27

2 BR furnished trailer at St.
Joe Beach. 648-5873. It 7-27

Cozy apartment for rent.
Nice neighborhood, 510 8th St.
Hot water and garbage in-
cluded. No children please.
648-5153. tfc 8-3

For Rent: Nice shady lot on
Columbus St., St. Joe Beach,
for mobile home parking. Call
229-8000 after 5 p.m. $40
month, tfc 7-20

Living room, bedroom, kit-
chen, bath & breakfast nook,
adult only. 227-1352. tfc 7-6

A one bedroom house in
town, furnished. Call 648-5144.
, tfc 6-29

1 furnished beach cottage
for rent. Call 648-5144. tfc 6-29

Furnished 3 BR, 2 BR and 1
BR houses for rent. Phone 229-
6777 after 7 p.m. tfc 3-23

No need for wet carpets. Dry
clean them with HOST. Use
rooms right away. Rent
machine. St. Joe Furniture,
227-1251. tfc 10-23

Why live in the crowded
city? Move your mobile home
to peace, quiet and tran-
quility. Water, garbage collec-
tions, yard mowed, live lei-
surely. Gulf privileges. Only
VA approved -nobile home
park in Gulf . " i. Ski
Breeze Meadows Trader Park
9 miles southeast of Port St.
Joe on Hwy. S-30. Come out
and enjoy the quiet. Call 229-
6105. tfc 9-29

For carpets cleaned the way
professionals do it-at a frac-
tion of the cost, rent Rinse N
Vac, the portable steam car-
pet cleaning system. Avail-
able at Western Auto; phone
227-1105, 219 Reid Ave.
tfc 3-16

Apartment for rent. Prefer
people on retirement. Phone
229-8365, 524 4th St. 3tp 7-27

R.A.M.-Regular convoca-
tion of St. Joseph Chapter No6.
56. R.A.M. 1st and 3rd Mon-
days, 8 p.m. All visiting com-
panions welcome.
E. William McFarland, Sec.

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

Wanted: Lawns to mow, any
size. Call Greg Pierce at 229-
8870 or Bryan Ernst at 229-
8052. ,.- tfe 6-15

23,000 btu air conditioner;
80,000 btu wall furnace, 19'
travel trailer. Phone 227-1274.
3tp 7-27

For Sale: 1974 50'x12' Fla-
mingo mobile home, excellent
condition. $4,000. Johnny Wat-
son, call 229-6698. 2tp 6-27



Several years ago the Coast
Guard was involved in a
search and rescue mission
which should provide a good
lesson for all mariners. Three
people, two men and a woman,
left a Caribbean island one
bright morning in a motor-
ized, inflatable boat on a 30
mile trip to a neighboring
island. When the engine failed
enroute, the men decided to
swim for shore. They were
never seen again.
The woman stayed in the
boat for three days while the
Coast Guard searched for the
craft. Although the search
planes occasionally flew so
close that the woman could
see the pilots, they did not spot
her. Realizing that her dark
bathing suit and the grey
rubberized boat might be hard
to distinguish from the water,
she decided to provide some.
contrast the next time a plane
flew over. When she saw a
plane coming on the next day,
she stripped off her bathing
suit. The sharp-eyed Coast
Gurad searches picked her up
on their first pass over the
The lesson provided by this
story is obvious: either go to
sea with a beautiful woman or
carry proper distress signals
because it is extremely diffi-
cult for any rescuers to spot a
small craft against a wide
expanse of open ocean. Ac-
cording to Coast Guard statis-
tics, however, only 30 per cent
of all recreational boaters on
coastal waters cprry distress
signalling devices.
Because too few people are
putting the "good idea" of
carrsa ,.tress signals into
practice, the Coast Guard
may require all vessels carry-
ing six or less passengers and
all recreational boats oven 1
feet in length to carry proper
distress signalling devices.
Almost two million' pleasure
and charter fishing boats will
be affected.

"Ithink it was something I ate." I

kills bugs for

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

Eldon B. Miller, Realtor - Patty Miller, Associate Realtor

Route 3, Box 167A - Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456

30I 1 Hwy. 98tr..
229-6001 t Wouldn't Yoo Really
_tfc_4-_ Rather Have Cable TV?

will buy your old car.

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24 hour installation In Port St. Joe
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1978


Aphrmanncistdaily assists thesick
and Injured by dispensing to them
the most advanced medicine in
the wordd. Through his product'
he eases the pain of tragedy, pro-

teott thehealth of our community
Mad helps inake lfe longer and
more comfortable. If you're unde-
cided about r future, consider
a career in Pharmiacy. It's a field
of importance, responsibility, and
tying peumulal rewards.

Ph. 227-$371 317 Williams
Convenient Drive-in Window
Plenty of Free Parking

Government Will Make Up School Lunch Fund Cash

The U.S. Department of
Agriculture will make cash
payments totaling $3,644,027 to
schools in Florida td make up'
for a shortfall in food dona-
tions for school lunches. The
funds are. part of a national'
payment of $47,026,743 an-
nounced by Assistant Secre-
tary of Agriculture for Food

and Consumer Services Carol
Tucker Foreman.
Thecash payments are to be
used only to purchase foods
that are produced in the
United States and that meet
specifications of the school
lunch and breakfast pro-

Ms. Foreman said, "The
National School Lunch Act
provides- that States are to be
given a specified value' of
donated foods for each lunch
served in their schools. If they
are not provided all the foods
programmed in their state,
they are given cash payments
to make up the difference.

"For the 1978 school year
the value of donated foods was
programmed at 12.75 cents
per lunch. As of May 15, the
foods actually donated and'
scheduled to be donated a-
mount to approximately 11.05
cents a lunch. Therefore, the
Department is making cash
payments of approximately

1.70 cents a lunch for the 4.2
billion lunches being served
this year. The per lunch
amount will vary from state to

The notice announcing that
the cash payments will be
made appeared in the Federal
Register of June 20.

John Feted At
Birthday Party
Master John Keith Wil-
liams, Jr., son of Mt. and Mrs.
John Keith Williams, Sr., of
Port St. Joe was honored with
a birthday party Saturday,
July 22 in Trenton at the home
Sof his uncle and aunt, Mr. and
Mrs. Marcus Read.
* Disneyland Characters
were displayed for the setting.
. Maternal grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. Warren Lynn and
son, Jay, of Port St. Joe were

also in Trenton over the
weekend to help celebrate
their grandson's first birth-
day. Paternal grandparents
are 'Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Wil-
liams of Trenton. Maternal
great grandmother is Mrs. Ola
Walker of Apalachicola. Pa-
'ternal great grandmother is
Mrs. Rilla Williams of Tren-

Tides I

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" ",;*, .t( , ,, '... o- ,' . : .,.._. .,,,f ol',io,

Almost Completed
P. L. Watson, left, contractor, and E. F. Gunn, inspector,
check out the last lift station in the new Oak Grove water and

Shade Trees Will

Warm, Cool

Your Hoine



Service Center
214 Mon. Ave. Phone 227-1291

Our forefathers had the
right idea when they planted
trees to help keep their homes
cool in the summer and warm
in the'winter.
With the advent of modern
heating and air conditioning, a
lot of. the "old ways" were
discarded. But the high cost of
energy nowadays has people
searching for ways to trim
their utility bills.
. The Florida Division of Fo-
restry, Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Servi-
ces, says take a tip from our
grandparents. Let nature do
what it did for centuries
before technology finally de-
livered us from. the discom-
forts of our climate.
Three smart things home-
owners can do to use -their.
energy supply wisely around
the house are:
Make the heating and cool-
ing systems work as efficient-
ly as possible, and use them
conservatively; Use other
energy sources such as the sun
and wind; Take steps to
reduce energy needs in the
home by controlling the ef-
fects of climate on the house
itself. Trees and other land-
scape plants can help do all
these things.
Shade trees planted around
a house provide cooling shade
during the summer. They also
give off cooling vapor through
transpiration. One study pub-
lished by the U.S. Department
of the Interior showed that a
beech tree standing 'alone in
the open releases 75 to 100
gallons of water into the
atmosphere during a summer
In the winter the trees drop
their Jeaves and allow the
warming effects of the sun to
come through. Windbreaks of
evergreens on the north and
west sides of a house serves to
break up cold winter winds. It
takes twice as much fuel to
heat a house at an outside
temperature of 32 degrees F.
with a wind of 12 miles per
hour as it does for the same
temperature with wind at
three miles per hour.
Windbreaks do their best job
if growing a distance from the
house that is equal to about 1�
to 2� times the height of the
structure they're protecting.
Reliable tests have shown that
a windbreak of trees which
diminishes the impact of a
winter wind is going to make a
substantial difference (up to
30 degrees) in the amount of
heating fuel needed.
For more information con-
tact your local forester or

arborist. Let Mother Nature
help us solve our energy

sewer system, getting it ready to operate. Gunn said the final
repair work is almost completed and ready to operate. When
asked if it would be ready by the end of the week, Gunn
replied, "I'm not going to say that. Every time I do, it takes a
month to what is left to do". -Star photo


Summer Fun

Starts Here!
visit the Athletic House
and equip yourself for /





(904) 648-5103

I Athletic House
323 Reid Ave.

Try out a Whirlpool

room air conditioner

for size, and price

When the going gets hot, leave it to
Whirlpool to cool you and the prices down.

12,000 BTU/Hr.
HIGH EFFICIENCY * 115 volt * Deluxe Front *
Energy Saving Options (intermittent fan and adjust-
able thermostat) * 3-speed fan * 2-way air direction *
2-way air changer control (Exhaust and Fresh air) *
COMFORT GUARD" control helps maintain comfort
level you select * Slide-out Chassis for faster
Model AEF-120-2


Keep your cool with a
Whirlpool Room Air Conditioner

3 Reid Ave. Phone 229-8028

10,000 BTU/Hr.
* 115 volt * Deluxe Front * 3-speed
fan * Energy Saving Options (inter-
mittent fan and adjustable thermos-
tat) * 2-way air direction * Air Changer
control (exhaust) * Insta-Mount for
fast installation * COMFORT
GUARD" control helps maintain com-
fort level you select
Model AEF-100-2



25,000 BTU/Hr.
* Deluxe Front * 3-speed fan * Energy
Saving Options (intermittent fan and
adjustable thermostat) * 4-way air di-
rection * 2-way air changer control
(Exhaust/Fresh air) * Slide-out Chas-
sis for faster installation * COMFORT
GUARD' control helps maintain com-
fort level you select
Model AEF-250-3









No Dealers

Port St. Joe,

We Reserve

Limit. Rights

510 Fifth Street
Cigarettes Excluded from Limit Deals

Specials for

July 27

thru August 1

32 Ounce Jar

a' naise

Limit I with $7.50 or more Food Order U

Se l

Frying Chicken IrChoi ce
Qrtd Thighs 48Siroins Lb.$198
Frying Chicken Lb. Choice
Qrtd Breast 58C Rib Eyes ,Lb. $2
5 pounds or more I b. Choice
CHOICE DRUMSTICK79 Chuck Steak 128

B d l d






88 Oz.


Necks 3/48b
Necks 3/4801

Choice Boneless
Roast Lb.




Rib Stew
Brisket Stew

Choice Boneless

Lb. 79c
Lb. 49'


4 Roll Delta

Dairy Foods

Dixie Home
Pot Pies 4/991


13 Oz. Totina

Limit 2 Please


American Single Wrap
Chees Fine Fcare
Cheese .1ILb.

Fine Fare
8 oz. cup

1 Lb. Pkgs. 2/990

Crunchy or Smooth
PEANUT Fine Fare

15'/a Oz. Penny
14 Oz. Fie Fan




16 oz. Jar
10 oz. Tropicana
Fine Fare Gallon
Big Rolls Delta


Lily Tumbler
18 Oz.
Glen Park
Fine Fare

18,C. 67c

Pkg. 99-

42 Oz.

Fine Fare 13 nz.

Glad - 10 count


Fine Fare Abrasive with Chlorine

Reg. $2.47
C.P. 100 count Reg. 99c


Fresh Firm


3 Lb. Bag



Fresh Ears
Sweet Corn


Firm Green

*I1Lb. Cello 0
S| Carrots 2/9
63 Golden Ripe
2 z. 63 Bananas ,
39C 2Lbs.49' I

Big Variety
Healthy plants
for home
and yard

Lb. 29'


3 Lbs.990

Sweetheart 20 Oz. Loaves 2 9
BREAD 2/99'

Hburger or Hot Dog Buns
Fresh Daily
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10 Lb. O


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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla, THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1978

Muzzlers and Archers

-^Need Special $5 Permit

Several years ago, the archers of Florida

Commission with a proposal. In exchange for
a special fee permit, give them an opportun-
ity to pursue their sport at time when they
would not be competing against modern
S firearms.
Since then, archers have paid an additional
$ 5 to hunt during any special archery only
Season. The system has proven so successful
that recently the muzzleloaders of the state
approached the Commission with a similar
Beginning/this fall, archers and muzzle-
loaders who wish to hunt during any special
muzzleloader, archery or primitive weapons
hunt will'be-required to buy a $5 archery or
muzzleloader permit.
"Statewide, this peans the permit is
required for the archery season September 9
. through Ocitber 1 and the primitive weapons
only season in the Northwest Region January

Dessert Takes The

27 through
ry, direct
"On any
has special
tive weapon
der permit
and hunti
son archer
loading- g
wishing to
area with
to have


No need, to worry about the menu when you serve these
luscious, Fruited Parfaits' for dessert., They're 'made of
layers of fruit, ice cream or whipped topping and your
' favorite, fruit flavor Jell-O brand gelatin, all kitchen-
handy ingredients. Take advantage of fresh fruits in season
and substitute the sweetened fruit for the canned or
frozen variety.
.l:packtg (3a oz;) fruit flavor gelatin, any flavor -
. 1 cup boiling water
1 cup cold water*
3/4 cup drained canned or frozen fruit or sweetened
fresh fruit
1 cup (1/2 pt.) ice cream, any flavor**
*Or measure drained fruit syrup and add water or ginger
'' ale to make 1 cup.
**Or use 1 cup prepared whipped topping.
Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Add cold water. Chil
until slightly thickened, Place fruit in parfait glasses. Top
with a layer of ice cream, then fill glasses with gelatin
Chill until set, about 1, hour. Garnish with prepared
whipped topping, if desired. Makes about 3-1/2 cups o0
. 5 servings.

In old' Siam it was considered bad luck if the king could
not stand on one foot during a special three-hour ceremony.

h February 11," said Fred Stanber-
or of the Commission's Division of

Wildlife management area which. The Board of County Com- Paul Farmer informed the
il archery, muzzleloader or primi- missioners of Gulf County, Board as to his use of the
ons hunts, an archery or muzzleloa- Florida met on July U, 1978 in services of the County Service
t, wildlife management area stamp regular session with the fol- Office in his needs as a
ng license Will, be required," he lowing members present: disabled veteran. He urged
ng license be requJimmy O. Gortman, Chair- the County to assure him that
man; Otis Davis, Jr.; William a Veteran's Officer will be on
ng to a list in the 1978-79 Florida R. Branch; :Everett Owens, the job at all times. He then
Handbook, there are 34 wildlife Jr.; and Leo Kennedy. Others recommended that the pre-
ent areas open for special pre-sea- present were: K.E. Murphy, sent secretary be retained by
ry hunts, nine with special muzzle- Sheriff, C.E. Daniell, Deputy the new service officer when
un seasons and 11 with social Sheriff, William J. Rish, At- he is employed. B.A. Pratt and
weapons ind t with special torney, George Y. Core, Clerk, others recommend that the
weapons hunts Jerry Gates, Finance Officer, Board reconsider its decision
permits apply to .these hunts, Lloyd Whitfield, Road Super- to employ a full time Service
said. During the general season intendent, Tommy Pitts, Ad- Officer with no secretary and
November. 11, any sportsmen ministrative Assistant and to keep the full time secretary
6 hunt on a wildlife'management Mosquito Control Director, and replace Mr. Thames.with
a primitive weapon would not have and Albert Thames, Civil De- a part time officer. They also
the special rimipnmlve weapons fense - Veteran's Officer. stated that the best plan for
the special .primitive weapons The meeting came to order Civil-Defense was for it to be
* at 9:00 a.m. Reverend Johnie under the Sheriff's Office. The
McCurdy, Pastor, First Uni- Chairman assured Farmer
Alligator fted Methodist Church, opened and all other interested par-
lhrs the meeting with prayer, fol, ties that the service in both the
lowed by the pledge to the Civil Defense and Veteran's
.* flag .Office will be as good or better
Presenting The minutes of June 27,1978, thanthe present operation.
" were read, approved and Commissioner Kennedy told'
�Nwe ," d ,a o adopted. the Board that he thought the
S"lliSance Bob Bracewell informed the people of the County will have
- , Commission that the Howard better service, under the pre-
P. ro le r . 1 \Creek paved road has been ,sent organization. He then,
le damaged by a 'heavy tractor -made a motion to rescind the
. r - I being" operated on the pave.- 'previous action taken in this
In 'less than two months, ment. He said that the owner matter and to leave the office
close to 5,000 gallon s of the tractor, who is unknown as it is, except to replace Mr.
close to 5,000 callsconcerning at this time, should hbe re- Thames, who has resigned,
nuisance alligators have come quired to make the necessary effective July 15, 1978. No
into the offices of the Game repairs because the taxpayers second.
and .I if Water Fish Com- of this County should not pay Sheriff K.E.. Murphy as-
mission. for' such a foolish mistake sured all present that under
"It is not unusual for one of made by .an ,irresponsible . his directions, Gulf County
our regional offices to handle person. He then said that a will enjoy one of the very best
20our regional offices to handle logging truck became stuck on Civil Defense Organizations
20ormoe calls a dayregard- the Saul Creek Road and possible. He said he is plan-
ing alligator problems," said caused three foot trenches' in ning a twenty-four hour radio
Colonel Robert M. Brantly, the road and made no effort to and warning service. He said
executive director of the Corn- correct this situation. He also he will take advantage of all
emission : , . told that, the area at the training courses and seminars
"Because of relatively little County boat landing is in'need available to assure that 'his
Because of relatively little of maintenance. Commissio- Civil Defense units are quali-
danger from small alligators, ner Davis said he would look' fled to handle any situation.
the Commission normally is into these matters. , ' Ed Leuchs, Executive Di-
taking action only on those It was called to the attention rector, Apalachee Regional
cases involving animals over of' the Board that log trucks Planning Council, appeared
four feet in length. Even at have begun to use some of the before the Board and assured
thateet nly engthose. veinstances streets in Highland View in the Commissioners that the.
that, only those instance their logging operation in that letter from the Council dated
where the gator appears to area, causing the streets to June 20, 1978, and signed by
offer threat to human or fall apart. The Board directed' Charles R. McCloy wasj not
domestic animals is matter the Road Superintendent to the position nor written at the'
assigned to a control agent. notify these truck drivers not direction of the council. He
"We believe those under to use the Highland View said that McCloy was a new
four feet pose no significant streets because they are con- employee and did not under-
our ee t pose no signiued.ican structed for light.traffic only. stand the subject he was
danger," .he continued. In, The Board discussed the writing about. Leuchs presen-
-falrt,,we-are,.kept extremely'-debplorable condition ' f ji"' ted'a list of eight 'rojects'for
busy haFndling 'just the larger, streets in Oak Grove. Auto- -the Council to pursue during
more aggressive ones." mobiles are' getting stuck the next fiscal year and re-
Since 'May 10 when the when entering or leaving the quested that the Board list the
nuisance alligator control yards. Commissioner Owens projects as to priority. After
� gament a ito effect reported that the Contractor: each project was explained,
program went into effecthas promised toike the the Board set the following
statewide, close to 500 alliga- necessary repairs just as soon priorities: Economic Deve-
tors have been taken by as the waterlines have all been lopment, Local Government
licensed trapper agents, the tested and accepted. Mr. E.F. Comprehensive Planning, Ru-
S majority of them over six feet, Gunn, County Building Inspec- ral Development Coastal
S in length tor, reported that. the water- Zone Management Local-
in engt. lines are being tested at this Plan, Comprehensive Plan-
In some areas, the agents time; that several leaks have ping (HUD), Criminal Justice
d have a backlog ofcomplaints been determined,,whichmust e (LEAA), Energy Planning,
r and it can take, three days be found and corrected. He did F and Areawide Water Quality
from the time a complaint is not, know how long this will (208 Planning). Leuchs said
received and investigated[ un- take, due to the fact that the the Council recommends that
treeived and investigated testing pump became inopera- each County attend to its own
til the trapper arrives . tive during the 'testing this coastal planning.
"However, if there is .an date and must be repaired or Honorable William J. Rish,
immediate danger, a wildlife replaced before further tests Attorney, advised the Board
office will be, dispatched to can be made. _ as to necessary items that are
handle the problem," he ad-
d~e~d. , ... . .W,% 71 110 .. ' NL . ""'

- Public Notices -

Notice is hereby given that in accord-
ance with the Order of the 'Circuit Court
in this Estate, dated the 20th day of July,
1978, the Personal Representative of this
Estate will offer for sale and sell at
public outcry 'to the highest and best.
bidder for cash, at the main front doo 6f
the Gulf County Courthouse between the
hours of 11:00 o'clock A.M. and 2:00
o'clock P.M., on the 8th day of Septem.
ber, 1978, the following described real
property of said Estate located in Gulf
County, Florida.
Commence at the Southeast Corner of
Lot 1, Block 1, of Lake Heights Sub-
division, Unit 1, according to Plat
thereof on file in Plat Book 2, page 29,
Public Records of Gulf County, Flor-
ida which is the Point of Beginning;
thence run Westerly along the South
line of Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Block 1 of
said Subdivision a distance of 227.4
feet to the Northeast Corner of Lot 7,
Block 1, of Lake Heights .Subdivision,
Unit 2, according to Plat thereof on file
in Plat Book 2, page 34, Public Records
of Gulf County, Florida; thence, run
Southerly along the East line of Block
I of said Subdivision a distance of
318.36 feet to 'the North right of way
line of Pope Avenue of said Subdivi.
sion; thence run Easterly along the
North right of way line of said Pope
Avenue a distance of 138.55 feet to the
West right of way line of State Road
No. 71; thence run Northeasterly along
the West right of way line of said State
Road to the Point of Beginning. Said
tract of land lying In the'SWI/4 of the
SE', of Section 11, T45, RO10W, AND.
tract of land in the SW'i of SE'/, of
Section 11, T4S, R10W bordered on the
North by Lake Heights Subdivision,
Unit 1 as shown by plat thereof on file
In the office of Clerkof Circuit Court of
Gulf County, Florida In Plat Book 2,
page 29; on the West and South by
Lake Heights Subdivision, Unit 2 as
shown by plat thereof on file in the
office of Clerk of Circuit Court of Gulf
County, Florida in Plat Book 2, page 34
and on the East by State Road No. 71.
Lots 7,8,9,10 and 11, Block 1, and Lots
6 and 7, Block 2 of Lake Heights Sub-
division, Unit 2, according to plat
thereof on file in office of Clerk of
Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida,
in Plat Book 2, page 34.
The W'/2of S'/2of S' of NE'/A of SE'/a,

Section 11, T4S, R10W.
Each of the lots described in Parcel 2
will be offered Separately and then col-,
lectively to determine which is the
highest bid. All sales will be subject to
confirmation by the Court; a. deposit of
the bid will be required at the time of the
This notice given this 20th day of July,
Personal Representative of the Estate of
Aubrey E. Rowell, Deceased.
By: -s- Mary E. Cooper,
Trust Officer 4t 7.27
The Gulf County Board of County Com-
missioners will have a Public Meeting on
Thursday, July 27, at 5:00 p.m., in the
County Commission Room at the Gulf
County Courthouse for the purpose of
discussing the proposed budget for
1978.79 fiscal year. The discussion will
include the proposed use of all funds,
especially Federal Revenue Sharing and
AntiRecession Fiscal Assistance. the
Public Is requested to attend and
comment as to the proposed uses of
these funds.
11 7-27
Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to Section 865.09,
Florida Statutes, the under-
signed persons intend to regis-
ter with the Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court, Gulf County, Flor-
ida, four weeks after the first
publication of this notice, the
fictitious name or trade name
under which they will be en-
gaged in business and in which
said business is to be carried
on, to-wit:
Name of.Business, Stephens
Vault and Monument Co.;
Location of Business, 412 Mon-
ument Ave.; Owner, Charles
H. Stephens; phone 227-1622 or
4t 7-20

Sealed bids are being ac-
cepted at Florida First Na-
tional Bank at Port St.-Joe on
a 1974 Fiat. For information,
call Mrs. Burch at 229-8282.
2t 7-20


of the

Board of Public Insi

I -


The Personal Representative of the

Estate of Boyd Borders of Wewahitchka, Florida,

announces a dosed bid sale of the alcoholic beverage

license and real property of the Estate, as follows:

License which can be increased to an 8COP License for
use anywhere in Gulf County.
2. Lots 8, 9, 10 and 11, in Block 11, Gulf County Land Com-
pany Subdivision, Gulf County, Florida.'
3. Approximately one (1) acre on the Chipola River as des-
cribed in Official Records Book 9, page 313 of the Public
Records of Gulf County, Florida.
4. Border's Home and approximately one (1) acre in the City
of Wewahitchka, Section 25, Township 4 South, Range 10
West, reflected in Deed Book 17 at page 196 of the Public
Records of Gulf County, Florida.
A. Each bid must contain a description sufficiently clear to
designate the specific property bid on and contain the name, address,
and telephone number of the individual bidder.
B. The successful bidder will be responsible for paying the
appropriate Deed Stamps and taxes on any parcel purchase and for
paying the real property taxes for the entire year of 1978.
C. The real property is sold, as is.
D. The successful bidder on each parcel must deposit
twenty-five (25 Pct.) per cent of the total amount bid with the
Personal Representative upon notification by the Personal Represen-
tative that the individual is the. successful bidder.
The balance of the amount bid will be due and payable the
Personal Representative within three (3) days after the approval and
confirmation of the sale by the Circuit Court.
E. The successful bidder for the' Alcoholic Beverage License
must be prepared to pay the entire amount bid upon notification that
the individual is the successful bidder. The successful bidder will be
entirely responsible for obtaining the appropriate approval from the
Division of Beverage.

All bids must be forwarded to the Estate of Boyd Borders,

c/o P. 0. Box 248, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, on or

before Friday, July 28, 1978. Any questions concerning any

of the property should be directed to the same address.


I .

the Clerk was ordered to pay
the $400.00.
A discussion was had with
S reference to the resignation of
Mr. Albert T. Thames as Civil
Defense Director and Vete-
rans Service. Officer. It was
decided that the Sheriff's De-
partment assume full respon-
sibility for Civil Defense of
July 16,1978; that Mr. Thames
be requested to remain on
truc ion duty through July 31, 1978, to
assist the Sheriff in any way
possible. Thames being pre-
sent, agreed to remain on duty
required for th'e Oak Grove through July 31, 1978, as
bond closing which hasbeen requested. The Board then
scheduled for July 21, 1978, at discussed the position of se-
2:00 p.m., at the Barnett Bank cretary to the Civil Defense
Building in Tallahassee. After and Veteran's Office. Comn-
fully advising the Board, there missioner Kennedy made a
was a motion by Commission- motion to make no change as
er Owens, seconded by Corn- to the secretary until the
missioner Kennedy, and it was Board is assured the new
unanimously carried, that all Veteran's Officer is capable of
unpaid bills for the Oak Grove operating the Office without a
Water and Sewer System be secretary. This motion re-'
paid-and that two resolutions ceived no second. After fur-
be approved and adopted. their discussion, there was a
Resolutions 78-15 and 78-16 are motion by Commissioner
on file in the Clerk's Office. Owens, seconded by Commis-
The Board discussed House sioner Branch, that the posi-
Bill 1131 which was passed in tion of Secretary to the Civil
the recent Legislature. This Defense Office be abolished as
bill provides that operations of July 16, 1978, and the
and maintenance responsibili- position of Secretary to the
ty of a County for any roads Veteran's Service Officer be
under itsj jurisdiction which abolished fourteen (14) days
extend into and through any after the new Veteran's Ser-
incorporated area shall be vice Officer is certified. Vote:
limited to the roadbed, curbs, Aye - Owens, Branch, and the
culverts, drains, and other Chairman. Nay - Kennedy.
drainage appurtenances and .(Commissioner Davis had
shall not include sidewalks. A been excused from the meet-
'copy to be mailed, to' all ing prior to this action.)
municipalities. The .Attorney reported as
The Building Inspector filed follows: He had been directed
daily .report number 255" by the Chairman to determine
through 269 on the Oak Grove if the Sheriff's Department
Project.- could legally operate Civil
The St. Joseph Fire Control Defense Department for the
District Commissioners re- County Commissioners, but at
commended the'following dis- the same time the County
tribution of tax monies collec- Commissioners have full re-
ted on the 1977 tax roll. City of sponsibility for Civil Defense
Port St. Joe, $2,040.00; White as charged under the Statutes.
City Fire . Department, After contacting the State
$1,020.00; and Beaches Fire Authorities, an appointment
Department $1,020.00. The was made with, the State-
Board voted' to make this Director -of Civil Defense,
distribution. Kenneth Johnson. Johnson
The Tupelo Fire Commis- agreed that the plan for the
sioners recommended that Sheriff's Department to be in
$300.00 of the 1977 tax monies charge of Civil Defense in Gulf
be disbursed by said depart- County would receive his ap-
ment. The Board approved proval and. his Department
this distribution. would assist this program in
,The Board approved pay- every way possible.
ment of the following two, The Civil Defense Director
bills: , reported that the Ambulance
Fire Hose, Nozzle, etc. for hita guide wire to the Ham
$515.70 from ,Panama Fire Radio Tower, causing the
Equipment and Supply Com- tower to crash to the ground.
pany. He said that the County has no
Dr. P.V. Poonai, M.D., insurance to cover this type
$75.00 for Eddie Peak who had accident because County e-
an accident on fire truck. equipment caused the accident.
The County Agent reported The Sheriff was requested to
the following two inventory look into the possibility of
items junked and the Board adding an extension arm to his
directed that they be removed tower for, the use of the Ham
from- the active list, to-wit', Communjgations..
S " n - n an "eAon K e
;50-9: Pr6jector - '$119.95 andro n - ds,
50-10 Screen - $14.95. ' ' -' ,eUssed-the reqiired'.replace-
The Commission having ment bf one unit in the
heretofore requested Neal Courthouse heating and cool-
Land and Timber Company to ing system. He said that Leo
sell the County clay from a Leob and Associates has been
two acre pit, eight feet deep, contacted to inspect the sys-
received an easement to re- tern and inform the Board
move this clay over a five year what is required to correct the
period, at a cost to the County system; that the Board has
of $400.00. Upon motion by now been notified that one
Commissioner Branch, secon- liquit heat exchanger must be
ded by Commissioner Owens, replaced at an approximate
and unanimously carried, this cost of $2,000 and for the best
easement was accepted and future operation, a vacuum

pump should be purchased
and used to reduce the heat in
the condensor tubes. Having
been without air conditioning
this summer, the Board voted
unanimously to declare this an
emergency matter and to
instruct Leo Loeb and Asso-
ciates to install the liquid heat
exchanger and the furnish the
proper vacuum pump.
The Board discussed its
promise to open the George
Cooper ditch on the Cutoff
River. Being advised that
because the type soil and the
river flow direction has
caused undermining in this
same location, the County
must have a hold harmless
agreement from the owners
and that the owners' must
secure the necessary permits
before the County can com-
mence work.
Tommy Pitts, Administra-
tive Assistant, told the Com-
mission that it is time to plan
the road and street work for
next year. He then discussed
an application for federal
assistance for planning and
treating the erosion problem
at the Pleasant Rest Cemetery
Bridge across Wetappo Creek.
Additional right of way will be
required. The Board asked
that he begin contacting the
land owners to determine if
the right of way will be
donated to the County.
The State Department of
Health and Rehabilitative Ser-
vices filed its corrected state-
ment on Ann Tomlin in the
amount of $193.53 and a state-
ment for all Medicaid patients
for the first five months of
1978, in the amount of
$5,192.98. These statements
were ordered filed.
Commissioner Branch dis-
cussed the need to make an
inventory check on the Road
Department equipment. He
said it appears that we are
carrying many items on our
inventory records that have
been traded and junked. The
Chairman said this will be
The Road Department was
instructed to install speed
signs along Alabama and
Americus Avenue in St. Joe
The Board discussed com-'
plaints as to the absence of an
emergency room doctor at the
local hospital.
The County was- advised
that the price of gasoline
increased by one'half cent on
July 6, 1978.
Financial Officer Jerry
Gates. reported to the Board
that an inquiry had been
received from the Department
of Revenue requesting the
Board remark upon the bud-
get proposal of the Honorable
Samuel A. Patrick, Property
Appraiser, prior to July 15.
After studying the budget, the
Board requested-that the De-
partment of Revenue be noti-
fied that the Board would
tentatively approve the same
budget request as the previous
year which was $51,928.00.
The Chairman set Tuesday
night, July 18, as a tentative
budget workshop to begin at
7:00 p.m. In addition, the
Board agreed to'interview
candidates for the position of
County Service Officer at that


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