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Sun Coast Gondolier (Newspaper) - December 8, 1977, Venice, FloridaSun coast gondolier the Vole of Tho South county vol 33, no. 90 a 58 pages second class postage paid of Venice Florida 33595 Tel. 813 484-2611 thursday december 8,1977 published twice weekly�?15chere is your Chance to ask what s up Doc if you have a persistent cough with an unknown cause an ache or pain that wont go away or an interest in your Well being and ways of maintaining it the future has something Good in store for you. Realizing that this is the age of the Vitamin the Era of exc Erise and the Century of concern about health and health care Venice Hospital is sponsoring a lecture series on a Broad variety of health related subjects. The weekly talks will be delivered by local doctors who Are volunteering their time and knowledge to acquaint residents with information in such areas As Cataract surgery cancer care and treatment nutrition childhood behaviour problems and a Host of other medical topics. Participants will be Given an Opportunity to ask questions of the doctors who Are All specialists in the Fields they will discuss. The series will begin wednesday dec. 14, at 7 30 . In the Venice Community Center. It will continue weekly through april 26. Francis j. Furey chairman of the Community relations committee of the hospitals develop ment and Public relations Council noted the program has received the full cooperation and support of the hospitals Board of trustees and its medical staff. Jerry Kinder Venice hospitals director of development and Public relations expressed his Hope that area residents will use the series to broaden their awareness of medical advances and the recognition and treat ment of health problems. Of the Public can be better educated on a variety of things regarding their health a Kinder said a they will hopefully take better care of he stressed that the program will help acquaint people with Means of a avoiding medical problems in the first place or ways of alleviating discomfort if a problem is di<5covered.�?� 1 be program is the first of its kind in the country. Because the City has waived the Standard fee for use of the Community Center and because the physicians will receive no enumeration for their talks the series is free to the Public. For a Complete schedule of dates and topics see Page 6 of today a Sun coast gondolier. Here a to your Good health. Council victors by m. B. To Corlane Sun coast gondolier staff writer election Day has come and gone and the closing of the polls ushered Only two candidates into office with the third contender As yet unnamed. Although two of the contested City Council seats were won by a Clear majority in tuesdays election the third contest failed to net a majority of votes for any candidate necessitating a Runoff election for that seat. Frank Proctor Winner in the contest for the three year term had 1,239, or 55 percent of the total votes. The Venice planning commission chairman bested William Granger and John Pettenger. This was Pettenger a third try for a Council seat. . Bob Anderson victorious candidate for the two year Tern won 1,287, or 57 percent of the votes in the race against his two opponents. William Gibson and James of Guin were Defeated in that race. This was Andersons second bid for office. A Runoff election will be held dec. 20, according to City clerk Steve Albee for the one year City Council term. The votes on that ballot totalled 2,326, with 913 favouring George Wayne two Down one to go in fact draw More than half his votes from that precinct. 900 for or. Lewis Saunders and 513 for John Kalajian. Kalajian did not receive enough votes to earn a place in the Runoff. In an election that saw a Granger the runner up for the poor turnout despite Clear three year term and at age 26 one weather following on the heels of of the younger candidates had an Early morning rain Only 31 816 votes. Pettenger Drew third percent of the 7,503 registered place with 217. Voters went to the polls. Second place for the two year precinct #21, with the Church term went to Bill Gibson with 858 of the Epiphany As its polling votes followed at a distance by place had the largest turnout 24-year-old Jim of Guin with 130 with 37 percent of its registered votes. Voters showing up to cast ballots. Gibson was thought to be a the newly elected councilmen Strong contender because of the will take office Jan. 1, 1978, the condominium support and he did same Day councilman John a i Vickerts resignation becomes inside today effective. I it Falls to the three new members along with mayor Case Bridge scene. P 40 councilman . A a Berry i ring Ifird 49 Walker and Eugene Caffrey to i Uoss Meo replacement to fill the p entertainment8-9 one year Post being vacated by i fishing38 Vickers. I Flea Market ads ____20-41 i car Scrano to most of the candidates who ran i z in the election have indicated i North port.30 their Hope that Vickers replace i obituaries .14 Niento will be chosen from the i real estate 42 thru 49 ranks of the unsuccessful i Cimon in ,. It to Coute uders. Such a person they i p y Init. 49 have said has shown an interest i society. 25-26-27 in holding a City government i sports10-11-12 position by a sticking his neck out to run for office. Weather where did All the people go a Gray skies followed by a cold snap brought Venice a spell of weather reminiscent of some of those Chilly Days up North and suddenly the usually Active beaches along the Gulf were deserted by All except a Stalwart few. Photo by Sandy Gray Parks Board chairman suggests ride into Sunset she gives it a Good pull mighty Muscles required to heave open the door some doors Bear signs warning that they swing both ways but a local resident avers the Venice Post office doors hardly swing at All. Bill Miller told the Sun coast gondolier he recently spent three afternoons at the downtown facility in connection with a service club project. He spent much of his time he noted helping senior citizens open the heavy doors into the Post office lobby. Miller wondered if perhaps something be done to make the Gates a bit More cooperative especially in View of the upcoming Christmas Holiday. Arms Laden with gifts and packages ready to be mailed can to easily negotiate a stubborn door. When contacted. Postmaster Doug Arnall Lent a sympathetic ear to the problem. He said hell Call the buildings owners who Are private individuals and ask them to adjust the doors. In the meantime Post office goers might do Well to eat their wheaties. Dec. 1 dec. 2 dec. 3 dec. 4 dec. 5 dec. 6 dec. 7 High Low rain 81 81 78 76 79 78 74 71 69 58 51 53 68 37 .00 i r. .00 .00 .00 1.30 .00 rain for the week. 1.30 rain the the month 1.30 rain for the year 45.36 temperatures and rainfall Are recorded Al 8 daily on the Dales shown Lor the preceding 24 hour period by Sheri Bridges 5un coast gondolier news editor the chairman of the county Parks and recreation Board stunned the Sarasota county commission tuesday when he said the advisory panel no longer serves a viable function in local government operation. Arne Carlson head of the seven member Parks Board told commissioners he and his colleagues feel they do not play an Active role in decision making regarding Parks and recreation and consequently question the panels justification. A a we be reached the conclusion there a not much use for the Board the Way its operating now a Carlson said. A we done to feel we re functioning in a fashion that needs our time. A when a major project is considered in the Community the Board Isnit consulted a he continued citing As an example the county a negotiations with Venice to take Over the City a recreation program. Carlson said the Parks Board was not asked for input or in any Way involved in the agreement. A we re not saying there a Mything wrong with the system it might be a Wise one because it receives input from other agencies a the chairman added. A but with such a system the question arises a what do we the recreation panel do a he mentioned the states Sunset Law which provides for phase out of unnecessary agencies and said a maybe we be reached the Point where its time to close up this particular Carlson a statements evoked shocked looks from the commissioners. Commissioner Jim Neville who was serving a commission term when the advisory Board was created was especially distressed by the recreation panel chairman a remarks. He said he recalled a time in the past when the advisory Board was a right in the Middle of All business concerning Parks and continued on Page 4 Mac backers Maine a Promise need Community s help to keep it members of the Manatee Junior College Mac and hoc committee have an itch they re trying to scratch. The spearheads of the drive to establish a College facility in Venice Are trying to raise additional funds needed to keep the Brickyard Campus operating. Several weeks ago the committee assured a jct a Board of trustees that South county residents were willing to support a Community College to the tune of $50,000 seed Money. Classes have been in session for nearly a semester the course schedule will be doubled in january but the coffers Are still $18,000 Short of the promised amount. Ellen Kansman chairman of the and hoc group said contributions came in at a steady flow during the Early part of the fund raising Campaign. However she added now that people see the College in operation they apparently think Money is no longer needed. Those people Are absolutely incorrect mrs. Kansman admonished. State funds will not be registration has begun for a jct a Spring term which begins Jan. 4. Students May sign up for classes Between 8 30 . And 7 30 ., monday through thursday and 8 30 . Until 3 . On Friday. Although registration does not end until Jan. 4, students Are advised to enrol As soon As possible to eliminate the possibility of a desired class being closed. Available until next school year so the facility must operate in the interim with seed Money. A some people have said of they Don t want my $20 or $25�?that�?Ts not enough to bother with a but All contributions of any amount will be greatly appreciated a mrs. Kansman continued. She stressed the value of the local Branch Campus saying it is an asset not Only to graduating High school seniors but also to business people looking to increase their knowledge and upgrade their educations. The courses presently in session and those planned for next semester offer students a Chance to either take a course a for the fun of it a or work toward a decree. They include classes in mechanical skills such As drafting As Well As the basics of English math and science. Mrs. Kansman noted the and hoc committee is currently looking for a service or civic organization to coordinate the fund raising Campaign. Many pops have pledged proceeds from Money raising projects to the colleges efforts but the chairman said some of the projects themselves have neved materialized. Mrs. Kansman urged that anyone looking to assist a worthwhile cause consider Mac in Venice. Those looking to make contributions or help with fund raising should Call the and hoc committee at 485-7366. Swimmers seek seasonal Sanctuary this Christmas Why not give a swimmer a Home Venice will play Host to 24 swimmers from the University of Iowa dec. 18 through Jan. 10. Ranging in age from 18-22, the Young men from the College swim team will Complete their Winter training at the South county Myca on Center Road. The Young men need Homes where they can spend their time off and eat two Home cooked meals a Day. Places have been found for most of the swimmers but there Are still a few left who need somewhere to stay. They re looking for generous residents to open their hearts and Homes to them during the Christmas season. Financial assistance May be arranged. For More information Contact Mark Cook at 474-8512

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