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FORTY-FIRST YEAR, NUMBER 17
Industry Deep Water Port Fine people Safest Beaches in Florida
PORT ST. JOEIFLORIDA URSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1977
Man Charged In Shooting
50 Shots Fired Into
According to Sheriff Ken
Murphy, members of his de-
partment and Chief of Police
J. H. Glass of Wewahitchka,
' answered a call to a shooting
incident at the Cherokee
Tavern, south of Wewahitchka
late Christmas night, which
resulted in the arrest of Carl
Lester of Wewahitchka.
-1 G'1od Ye
A Good Ye
Looking over the news stories for 1977
here in Port St. Joe and Gulf County, it-
appears as if 1977 was a good year for this
part of Florida and the United States. In
deciding the 10 most important news
stories to hit the public over the past year,
six of those stories in the top 10 were all
good news. There were three news stories
which were definitely bad news and two
stories which were not good nor bad, but
were unwelcome toqat least part of the
people and good news to others.
In our judgement, the most important
news story to our people started off as bad
and wound up to be good. In November,
workers of the St. Joe Paper Company
Papermakers and Electrical Workers
unions filed notice that they would strike
the mill due to labor disputes over a
working contract. The good news was that
the unions and conypany got together at the
eleventh hour and settled their differenc-
es, averting a strike. Definitely good news.
The second most important story was
Also good news. Eighteen men and women
were arrested by a combined law enforce-
ment investigation for smuggling $1.2
million dollars-wort of marijuanasinto-the
country through the Gulf County Canal.
The operation was seized before the pot
could get out to the market and later on in
the year,. 13 of those arrested entered
guilty pleas in court. It was good news that
this illegal operation was caught in the act.
Bad news struck on the third most
important news item.which showed up in
The Star's files. Two men were killed'on
Port St. Joe and Gulf County streets and
highways. George-Lee Thomas, Jr., was
killed when his motorcycle struck an
automobile at the intersection of Avenue D
and Battle Street here in Port St. Joe. The
second fatality happened at Beacon Hill
when David Tyler of Keystone Heights was
knocked from the rear of a pick-up truck
and ran over by a pulpwood truck.
The fourth story falls in the category.
of not welcome. The Judicial Qualifica-
tions Commission recommended that
/ County Judge David Taunton be removed
from office on five counts of improper
conduct. Taunton has since appealed the
JQC decision to the State Supreme Court,
with no verdict as yet.
Number five is another of those not
welcome stories. Telephone rates, water
and garbage rates all took an increase
during the year. A story later in the year
said electric iates would also rise, but a
later story announced a reduction in
Right up there in the top ten stories
has to be the story of local doctors
resigning from the Hospital Emergency
Room during the. past year, creating an
emergency in itself. This had to be
classified as bad news. Things worked out
pretty well, however, as the County joined
in and helped to finance an Emergency
Room doctor to serve the need created by
the local doctors' decision.
The big snow of last February has to
be included as good news. It may have
been bad news for some mothers who had
to clean up the slush tracked in the house,
but, remembering the holiday everyone
had playing in the snow puts this story in
the good news column. The snow made the
top ten stories since it just doesn't snow
here all that often. Instead of just a
weather condition, it was news to us here
in the Panhandle.
Another bit of good news to make the
top ten was the record land sale recorded
here in the county in November. A total of
26,000 acres was sold for an estimated
$11.2 million to three Arizona corporations
who plan to develop the land into
producing farm land. The sale was the
biggest ever recorded in the county in a
Also in the top ten good news category
was the start and completion of the new
library building here in Port St. Joe. The
Corrine Costin Gibson Memorial Library
is Port St. Joe's first library building and
has proved to be a very useful addition to
the city and county.
Bad news which made the top ten was
the paving of four streets here in the city
under tho state Secondary Road paving
program. How can paving of four streets
Cherokee Tavern :
Lester was taken into structure.
custody by Chief Glass, Capt. According to Sheriff
Jim Buchanan. and Deputy Murphy. Lester fired approxi-
Sheriff Guy White on a charge, mately 50 shots through the
of shooting into an occupied walls of the tavern from a
high-powered rifle, a shotgun
and several' handguns, while
the establishment was open
for business and occupied.
Several occupants were der
trained in the building for 20 to
30 minutes before Lester could
be taken into custody. Officers
at the scene seized two (2)
1, .12-gauge shotguns, a high-
powered rifle and five hand-
, r. 1 guns.
Lester was arraigned before
Judge David L. Taunton the
be bad news? It falls into this category
simply because the state is going out of
this paving business and leaving the
responsibility up to.the county. Since the
county will probably not have the money
available for paying that the state does,
the four streets just paved will probably be
the last we'll see here for quite a while.
And, that's bad:news.
YEAR'S TOP HEADLINES
SJANUARY-Ken Murphy sworn in as
Sheriff... Walter Wilder takes over school
leadership Two Men Arrested for
Counterfeiting $20 Bills. John Clenney
New Recreation Director ... .Oil Spill In
Bay Oak Grove Water and Sewer
FEBRUARY-Rich's Super Market
Sold Historians Push for Museum
Expansion ... Mrs. Minnie Howell Retires
After 40 Years of Teaching Coliseum
Leak Costs $64,000.
MARCH-Wanda Brown Starts Sec-
ond Term as Chamber President Mrs.
Swatls Heads Historical Society. One
Day Wildcat Strike Hits Sylvacher .
.-Band Earns -Superior.-rling--Qualifies
for State 'Chtst .. Towan' Peters of
Highland View$County Spelling Champ...
DOT Promises New Bridge for Overstreet.
APRIL-County Bails Out of NWF-
. PAC .'.. W. P. Comforter Dies County,
Joins "Apalachicola. Committee" .. .
"Shark Baseballers Win Conference On
MAY-Credit Union Starts New Build-
ing ... McArdle Jaycee President .
Liquor Dealers Want Longer Hours .. ,
Ramsey Wins, Pate, Coldewey, Unopposed
... Band Excellent In State ... County
Passes Ordinance Regulating Mobile
Home Hook-Ups 117 Graduate from,
High School Bill Godwin New FHP
JUNE-City.Explores Full-Time Fire
Department Receives $375,000 In
Grants Steve Gibbs Breaks Neck In
Accident (saved from drowning by Bobby
Plair and Billy Deeson). Commissioner
Kennedy Starts Ambulance Uproar .
Fish Kill Smells Up City Softball.
JULY-Gulf Farmers Eligible for
Disaster Loans New City Warehouse
Completed ... Bob Moore Lions President
Work Started On Water System
Improvements... Highland View Stirred
Up Over Water System : Hospital
Accredited for Two Years... Boyles Goes
Out of Business. .. It Rained 2.1 Inches
for First Time In Two Months,... Sullivan
Rotary President School Budget $4.8
AUGUST-Construction Stops On Oak
Grove Water and Sewer ... County Adopts
Budget of $2,367,270.39.
Service Marks Fourth Year of Service .
$90,918 Workman's Compensation Bill
Jolts County Commission Vandals
Damage New Pier Roof... 100,000 Gallons
of Tall Oil Spilled As Tank Ruptures At
Sylvachem Lightning Shuts Down
Power for Day in Much of City. Jim Cox
OCTOBER-Students Take Pupil Pro-
gression Test ... Historical Society Wants
Constitution Revision Meeting Held Here.
.. Contract Signed for Drainage Project In
City Debra Stutzman Homecoming
Queen... Jimmy Gortman Takes Over As
County Commission Chairman.
NOVEMBER-Natural Gas Goes to
Highland View $2,024,421.67 In Tax
Bills Mailed'Out Special Master
Recommends 3 Percent Pay Hike for
Teachers .. University of Florida Says
City Has 20 Less People New Phone
Numbers Introduced City Gets $3.64
Million In Sewer Plant Grant ... Teresa
Fortner Junior Miss ... Waylon Graham
School Board Chairman.
DECEMBER-Teachers, Board Re-
ject Special Master Report ... Herschell
Hill Third FHP Trooper In County ... FSU
37 Gators 9 93 Percent Pass
Communications Test; 59 Percent Pass
Math Exams... School Board Approves 3
Percent Salary Increase Sends Out
Checks Richard Zyski Takes Over
following day and was re-
leased on his own recog-
This arsenal of firearms was taken from Carl Lester of was arrested on charges of shooting into an occupied
evrhllitclhka by Gulf County Sheriff's Deputies when he structure. -Sheriff Dept. Photo
Dillapidated houses and un-
sightly dwelling areas came to
the attention of the City Com-
mission Tuesday afternoon of
last week. Four specific loc-
tions have been brought to the
attention of the Commission,
with requests. that something
be done about the conditions
which now prevail.
The Board has bben asked to
do something about cleaning
up or removing two houses in
North Port St. Joe. One of the
dwellings, in a bad state of
repair and empty, is located
on Robbins Avenue; another is
on Avenue E and in about the
Complaints have also been
filed with the Board about the
Jaycee Glenn Kent is shown making up a buted the toys to several families of under-
box of toys for:underprivileged children privileged children during the aftern:-.n,
Saturday afternoon. The Jaycees-then distri- making Christmas just a littler brighter.
unkempt condition' f a dwel-
ling on Garrison Avenue and
another on Woodward Avenue
in the City.
Mayor Frank Pate instruct-
ed acting Board attorney,
Fred Witten to research the
Thanks to local Jaycees and
area toy donors, 27 less for-
tunate children had Christmas
made a little merrier this
"Toys for Tots" were distri-
buted on Christmas Eve by the
Jaycees and local community
The Jaycees wish to thank
everyone who donated toys
and assure them the toys went
to a good purpose.
Jaycees participating in this
year's project were David
Lewis, Ed Larrabee, Larry
McArdle, Richard Cassani,
and project chairman Glenn
included Mrs. Larry McArdle,
Joel Barbee and Steve
casualty of the Christmas season last Thursday afternoon.
I isa was trying out a new skateboard near her home, when
S kate B oa rd B iltes the skateboard went one way and Lisa went another. Result.
one broken leg. Here Lisa is loaded on a litter by the
Lisa Gant, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gant received Volunteer Ambulance service for a trip to the hospital.
one of her Christmas presents early and became the first -Star photo
Ordinance governing these
situations and give the Com-
missioners guidance in the
After a while,- Witten re-
ported on the procedure whicrT
must be followedd and the
agreed that the present proce-
dure is too time-consuming
and, .cumbersome. _-Mayor
Pate, with the approval of the
Commission, then instructed
Clerk Mike Wrighl to begin
taking steps against the four.
instances in the various' coi-
plaints under the present or-
dinance and instructed Witten
to come up with a draft of
some changes for the present
ordinance to make it more
The present ordinance calls
for at least a 30 day notice
before any action can be-taken.
by the City. It also calls for an
inspection of the property
cited in any complaint by a
committee named by the Ma-.
The Commission had run
into the unwieldly ordinance
last year, when they attempt-
ed to follow its guidelines in
requiring the property owner
to clean up the burned out
Shell service station on Mon-.
ument Avenue. Changes in the
ordinance were discussed at
the time, but no action was
taken on the matter.
As the year drew to an end
last week, the Commission
awarded bids for the purchase
of two motor vehicles, after
receiving a total of seven bids;
Tommy Thomas Chevrolet
of Panama City was awarded
a bid on the purchase of an
intermediate'model Nova poa
lice.car. Thomas' bid wag
Carr's Auto Sales was the
successful bidder on a new
intermediate size station wa-
gon for use by the Wastewatei
Treatment Plant. Carr's bidpof
$5,651.59 hinged on Cari 'f
agreement to take care ot
'warranty work.at his expense:
Carr agreed to the deal.
Just as The Star was prepar-
ing to get on the press Wednes-
day afternoon, Captain Jim
Buchanan of the Gulf County
Sheriff's Department said the
body of Jim Woodham had
been located. Buchanan said
he had no details as to where
the body was found or who
located it, since the details
hadn't been flashed to the
Sheriff's Department at the
Woodham had been missing
and presumed drowned since
Sunday, December 18. He was
last seen as he prepareA to go
empty water from his boat.
Unkempt Dweling Areas
Draw Attention of Board
_ _i_ _
-PAGE TWO THE STAR. Port St. Joe. Fla. THURSDAY. DEC. 29., 1977
T- -THE STAR "-
POSTOFFICE BOX 30 PHONE '27"3,61
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456
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The spehm ward -s given scant attet Re prihdd word is *ougN UMly weighd. The spoken w ord barely
IaWiesJ lsm piines wed mh raughly c.nv ces. The spoken nerd is loS, uSe pimle word remains
aft" K. RainM ...................... -Typeeter, Subscriptlods.
"POSTOF.ICE BOX 3. PHONE22i-31 6
PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA 324
SCONDCLASS POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE.6FLORIDA X4%
EDITORIAL SUBSCRIPTION IVARIAY PAYABLE IA(ANC
: COyNTY-ONt YBAR*six SIX MOS.. O P-1 THREE MOS.. S.V i 0
Help for DisablF C- F U.S.-ne yw, .IsO
S TOsAtWAMI- h of caehra of mw omr crfwin ,ninrntj twpbli m Conot olwl "oves li 6 "
"The cost of helping dis fabled r workers' wage Search for
Amer cans has become a massive What do we do about it? Do we
but mostly invisible disappearance stop paying those who.are unable to Woodhant
of dollars from the pockets of the work? We think not. There are very
nation's taxpayers, workers M andt: i few Americans tt wiho would d. advocate Contd bu
businesses", a news story read the such a move A. person who cannot'
l: other day. p work still has to live. In many cases, The sears ls still criotini-
The problem has largely been he has a family who also needs the ing for Jim Woodham of St.
hidden by concern over the stability wherewithal to feed, clothe and SJoe Beac who disappeared
*-- ',--- *- ; :
of the whole SOeial Security system shelter themselves. 18. Woodh m disappeared
and is largely the cause of 'that We think a closerscrutiny of just near his campsite on }he
wIatr ou astve Huhroen
"The cost of helping disabled y. worker disabled' and more efforts to bankSearch fore Apalachic01
= It-is estimated thatthe disability match a disabled person toa job he where
SAmericans this year will total $116 porting, would aid the disabled more een or he from since.
billion. By 1983, the disabliity'tab.is and would give the taxpayer the Accordin to Gulf Coupty
expected to be $26 billion, or most of relief he needs' in order to survive Sheriff e Murphy, the
buthe recently approved incrsappeae in him stop paying thoelf. whosearch unable oodham has
S o dollars from the pay kets by work work? We could qualthink n ot. Theredisabilitre y te y
Station's taxpayers, workers and.. few Americans who would advocate, C rnti e biSr
businesses", a news, but the thought of apply- the Sheriffs Department'and
he disability insurance pr ing fork still has to liem neve. Ientered our head AuxiliThe ary, Civs stil Defense, Flor
Ot gram suffers from many prob until we readthe story from which iada Marine Patrol, Florida
lems: neproilem hasitargely been he has a fmily who also Wneeds the a .
-.. aoCor. tenc otary soa cracer, nlc rps of Engineers and civil-
In short, the disability payments would almost surely qualify us for an volunteers
are the straw that is breaking the sttota disabilityButeed, we have aln aysn ee
SSocial Security camel's back aystemd worked at a job we can do. Others Fat is the most concentrated
A and .is -largely the' cause of 'that We, think a closer'scrutiny of just near his campsite on lhe
instability. wh6 is disabled and more efforts to banks of ihe Apaiachicoia
It ing to make thatthe disability match a dio the sabmead if they wer e to ource of food ento .he
.supplies 9 calries per grar
:E checks which were sent to 2.8 million can perform, niaking him hself-sup wateroutoffit. Hehasnotbeen
ity payments each and every year, do so, our nation and its wag e while protein and carbohy-
by farillion. the largest chunk of a earned would give ch better th e Accordin de u 4 calories per
expected to be $26 billon, or most of relief he needs in order to s ive Sheiff Murphy, te
the recently approved increase in himselfms ee
| Social Security-payrments by work' We could qualify for disability ^ ^ S
Users and businesses alike. payments, but thethought of apply- the Sheriff's Department'and
The disability insurance pro ing for them neverenteed -our head Auxiliary, Civil Defense, Flor-
gs gram suffers from many prob' until we read their story from which "ia Marine. Patrol, Florida
lems: inequities, arbitrary rulings this subject was taken. We have a Game and Fresh Water Fish
and, molassgehsltpnio h lontURch'OIN iitw^ l
,aY. iA > ^ j ju -T^ `
In short, the disability payments would almost surely qualify us for ian volunteers.
,^ are the straw that is breaking the total disability.,But, we have always
z3 Social Security camel's back and worked at a job we can do. Others' Fat is the most concentrated
|beginning to make the Social Secur- can do the same and if they were to s e 9 cdlo'riper'gramI
.s ity payments each and every year, do so, our nation and its wage while protein and carbohy-
^: by far the largest chunk of a earners would be much betteroff. drate piov pe, 4 calories per
-- ; A Layman's View
That the federal government
,. now is going to undertake to
' discover why American students
increasingly can't read is news
Enough to raise an eye. And dou-
iible the irony. Here it is, 1978, 20
Years after Sputnik, the event that
induced the government to spill into
-: education billions of dollars, which
Shave spawned schools, teachers and
even more students, and where are
,-we? Less educated by the year. And
the government now proposes to find
S Joseph Califano, secretary of
Health, Education and Welfare,
announced the government's new
:undertaking. One will recall that
z:z almost three months ago the College
s"Entrance Examination Board pub-
-'lished its findings on the very
,-,question Califano now, intends'to
.study. We are told HEW's effort will
ibe "more comprehensive."
. Two million dollars will be
--pumped into the National Institute of
3 Education, whose charge it will be to
H"know who is not performing well,
-why they are not performing well,
how this failure affects students'
lives and what... can (be done) to
2- improve their basic skills," The NIE
will go about this "child by child,"
according to Califano, presumably
tracing the reason for a student's
test scores back through the school
curriculum and into his or her home
in order to ascertain what factors
had a bearing on the students'
All that is preposterous on its
face, inasmuch as $2 million is being
asked to buy answers, some of which
may not exist, from the keepers of
economics, sociology, psychology,
genetics, education and education-
alese. But no matter. The NIE will
flood itself with answers, and after
the flood we should beware of the
The deluge would consist of
HEW's instructions, guidelines and
the like on how minimally skilled i
student must be in order to be
certified as '"ompetent". It is
boggling to imagjie the new regula-
tions that might entangle a school.
It is education we are talking
about, and the decline in education
we are concerned about. But it
seems not tohave occurred to
Califano that education is basically
a local responsibility and the peda-
gogical limits of the federal gov-
ernment are mny, .
(Reprinted with permission
from the Santa Ana Register)
SLetters. *, to the Editor
How to Toilet Train You
SDear Sir, pie who walk their dogs and.
We have a big problem with don't clean up after them? Our
careless people who walk their lawn and carpets is constantly .
: dogs. Would you please put being messed up! Plus our
: this in The Star? shoes!
SHOW TO TOILET TRAIN A.-Thisisu big problem for
PETS everyone concerned-the dog
-:Q.-What can we do about owner and his neighbors
the careless, thoughtless peo- alike! There's no excuse for
;an owlir innl to think of his
neighbors. The owner should
clean up after his pets (dogs,
etc.) Owner should simply
carry a small shovel and a
paper bag with them when you
nake doas for their walks.
It's time to sit down and
nmke iup a list of New Year's
reoluliios. since the first day
of the lne .ear is only four
dais in the future.
In these times it might be a
uiiid idea if e;ah of us set out
;i list of resolutions. after
mniih thought, whichh we plan
In Ir' v and keep during the
Even if %e don't keep the
resolutions nFe make up. at
le.;It making them will cause
i11 Ip ;iipi" o I think about our
illatioin ;anld what He need to
di a.lhoilt it.
By WESLEY R. RAMSEY
It is now 360 days until Christmas. Even so, it
will be approximately five days before Christ-
mas until I get around to doing my Christmas
Christmas 1977 is over and done with. Even
the Christmas tree has been taken down and
tossed out. All of the turkey and ham is gone and
we are all back to sandwiches, hamburgers and
cereal for breakfast until the next holiday, which
We started eating Christmas dinner at our
house Thursday evening. Frenchie's brother and
his wife came in Thursday afternoon from
Georgia to spend Christmas with u, a we
.-started .feasting. '' -"-* .
Our big Christnas dinner was Christmas
Seven, when 28 people gathered at our house to see
What they could do to a baked ham, a fresh ham,
baked, a smoked turkey and a baked turkey,
along with the trimmings. Luckily, they did it
justice. By Monday noon, there was only a plate
'full of assorted sliced turkey and ham left. A
By Billy Norris
see this thing which is come tc
pass, which the Lord has
made known to us. And they
came with haste, and found
Mary, and Joseph, and the
babe lying in a manger. And
when thpv had seen it they
UKE2:1-17 the inn made known the saying which
To me there is no passage so And there were in the same was told temconcerning this
beautiful and important as the country shepherds abiding in child.
account of the birth of Jesus in the field, keeping watch over
the second chapter of Luke. their flock by night. And, lo,
May the reading of this bless the angel of the Lord came T
you at this Christmas time. upon them, and the glory of T ides
"And it came to pass! in the Lord shone round about
those days, that there went out them; and they were sore
a decreee from Caesar Aug- afraid. And the angel said unto High and low tides for St.
ustus. that all the world should them, Fearnot: for, behold, I Joseph's Bay for the upcom-
be taxed. (And this taxing was bring you good tidings of great ing week are shown in the
,first made when Cyrenius w was jo which shall be to all table below. The information
governor of Syria). And all people. For unto you is born is furnished by the U. S.
went to be taxed to his own this day in the city of David a Weather Bureau Station in
city. And Joseph also went'up Savior, wiich is Christ the Apalachicola.
from Galilee. out of the city, of Lord. And this shall be a sign High Low
David. which is called Bethle- unto you: Ye shall find the Thurs.,Dec. 29 9:51A
hem: (because he was of the babe wrapped in swaddling Fri.,Dec.30 12:15P 10:09A
house and lineage of David:) clothes, lying in a manger. Sat.,Dec.31 12:33P 10:04A
To be taxed with Mary his And suddenly there was with 11:39P
espoused wife, being great the angel a multitude of Sun.,Jan.1 12:42P 10:05A
with child. And so it was, that, heavenly host praising God 7:35 P
while -they were there, the and saying, Glory to God in Mon.,Jan.2 6:31P 8:55 A
days were accomplished that the highest, and on, earth Tues.,Jan.3 6:32P 5:OOA
she should be delivered. Andp peace, good will, toward men. Wed., Jan. 4 6:50P 4:39A
she brought forth her first And it came to pass as they
born.son and wrapped himin were gone away from them
swaddling clothes, and laid into heaven, the shepherds "Life is a jigsaw puzzle with
him in a manger: because said one to another, Let us now most of the pieces missing."
there was no room for them in go even unto Bethlehem, and Anonymous
Voice of Experience -Speaks Out
Dear Mr. Ramsey: .
I've written The Star two
times before this about the
prison system here at FCI,
Well Mr. Ramsey, I'll he
home in 2 more months and 8
days. on a 3 year sentence,
and I've served 31 months on
that sentence now.
And I want to say crime
doesn't pay one bit, for I'm in
here for (NMVTA) it means
National Motor Vehicle Trans-
portation Act. and believe me
the money I received for those
cars. I couldn't spend it for I
was in jail.
And Mr. Ramsey, I read in
other papers where young
people is pulling bank rob'-
beries and getting 25 years to
life, and now I; see how lucky I
am and I thank God for the 3
years I did receive. Here is a
poem I wrote about prison the
name of it is "Prison Is". Well
sir. I hope to keep receiving
The Star for it is a good paper
so keep up the good work.
Thank you very much
Frozen ponds, a cloudy sky,
Icy winds howling by,
A lonely building in a barren
Built of stone, steel and
A place where laughter
And the voice of children
Where animals ride and
Where shotguns gleam
And big dogs stalk.
Cold damp cells with naked
Endless corridors behind
Pillows of boots and beds
Whispered prayers in a
Endless nights of torment
Where broken hearts
become searing flames,
And shattered dreams, like
Upon burdened souls of
piece of ham between two slices of whole wheat
bread spread generously with mustard tasted
mighty good after all of that rich Christmas
Sunday, the number at the dinner table had
dwindled down to 10 and we had a big standing
rib roast for dinner.
Christmas shot our grocery budget for the
next month, but we ate high on the hog while we
were about it.
I never knew the pages of The Star were so
influential. They get things-done or not done in
u ''You remembibr I (oidyou"';j.'at' Want a
-,tIAinoln, a Cadillac or a Mercedes fo~ Christmas.
Well, I didn't get either one, which goes to show
you just how influential these pages are. Nobody
even offered or hinted that they would give me
either* of these fine wheels for Christmas. I
wasn't even shown a picture.
All the grandchildren were over at our house
Christmas Eve to open their presents from under
s the tree and pandemonium reigned for about 30
Things worked out pretty well Christmas
Eve. There was only one gift lost in the shuffle,
which is pretty good when you get a bunch of
people around a Christmas tree opening gifts.
Something gets lost at our house nearly every
Six of the grandsons had walkie-talkies
under the Christmas tree and-they were instant
hits. For about an hour after the presents were
opened, you would have thought there was a
truckers' convention around our house with all
the "10-4's", "Come back good buddy", "Do you
read me?" and "Over and out' which was aired
from the back yard to the front yard and back to
the living room. We even had to chase one 0
grandson out of the bathroom where he had
locked himself in to broadcast to his cousins
strategically placed about the homestead.
Our table has stalls for only eight head, and
the kitchen table will seat about five-six, if you
know one another real well-so eating was an
experience. People were spread all over the
house eating the goodies which had been
whipped up by Frenchie and the daughters and
daughters-in-law. Everything went off pretty
well. there were only four glasses of tea spilled
in the whole operation.
Christmas started with our family at the
Long Avenue Baptist Church last Wednesday
night, where the church and its members had a
bring-a-dish Christmas dinner. After eating
Christmas dinner from Wednesday evening
through Sunday noon, that ham sandwich
Monday tasted doubly good.
What would taste good right now is a good
big bowl of beans with a slab of cornbread, all of
which is.fattening and Frenchie won't fix it for
Comes New Years Day, I'll get that turkey
and sweet taste out of my mouth when the
blackeye peas and hog jowl is served along
with the cornbread. That's also a tradition
around our house.
New Year Day will be a welcome one for me.
After that, it'll be cottage cheese for a month
to repair all the ravages to my waistline caused
Thank goodness it is 360 days more until, the
next Christmas, or I would be rolling like a ball,
rather than trying to walk down the street.
THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 1977
Georgia Man Picked Up Selling Fireworks
Normally about this time be fewer during the holiday
every year, local-law enforce- season this year. Sheriff Ken
ment officials receive many Murphy reports that his de-
complaints 'oncerning the use apartment has arrested 29 year
of fireworks, and reports of old Michael T. Morris of
injuries caused by the use of Bru ,
fireworks. Brunswck, Georgia, and
chargedd Morris with selling
Maybe the complaints will illegal fireworks.
The arrest took place Wed-
nesday (Dec. 21) in Highland
View as Morris was making
s:ops at businesses throughout
the county. During the arrest,
Captain Jim Buchanan and
Deputy Raymond Watson of
the Gulf County Sheriff's De-
apartment, seized an estimated
$3,000.00 to $4,000.00 worth of
illegal fireworks and confis-
cated a 1972 model auto-
In addition to the fireworks
charge, Morris was charged
with possession of marijuana
and possession of narcotics
paraphanalia. Morris was
lodged in the Gulf County jail
and later released after
posting a $2,068.00 bond.
"Games lubricate the body
and the mind."
%l,,rkh 4 lfi-callted during the ('hrisIt as
iholidavs. -Sheriff Dept. Photo
Of all the presidents% Thomas Jefferson is considered the
:greatest connoisseur of fine foods. He had an active interest
in sampling differenttypes of food and spent money freely to
set the most elaborate table in Washington. lie is credited
with introducing many European delicacies and was partic-
ularly fond of dishes such as Beef Wellington. This recipe for.
:,Beef Wellington and many other American beef favorites can
be found in "The Bicentennial Beef Cookbook" available for
$2 from the Beef Industry Council, Dept. 76, 444 N. Michi-
e-'gan Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60611.
31/2 to 4-pound beef
Pa story* *
Place tenderloin pn rack in and .arrange on top. Brush
L' Oai' oal'pah.'" Do :dbt tdp' n'd sides ;'ith egg. If
\). .flF kfePr.I "MDb?-Ai-t: cdvi, ":dtired,' heckk iitemial Item-
Roast in a preheated hot perature by inserting roast
oven (425 F.) allowing a to- meat thermometer, being sure
tal, depending on size of roast, bulb is centered in thickest
of 20 to 25 minutes for rare; part. Bake in a hot oven
25 to 30 minutes for medium. (425 F.) for 30 minutes. Let
Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes before carv-
stand 30 minutes. Prepare ing.
pastry as directed and roll
into an 18 x 14-inich rec- *Pastry; for
tangle, /4 inch thick. Spread Beef Wellington
*,pat6 over surface of pastry.
Place the tenderloin length- 3 cups flour
wise, top down, in middle of 1/ teaspoon salt
pastry. Bring the long sides. % cup lard
of pastry up to overlap on /2 to .% cup cold water
'the bottom of tenderloin; Sift together flour and salt.
brush with egg to seal. Trim 'Cut in lard to form a fine
the ends of 'pastry and fold even crumb., Add water, 1
over; brush with egg to tablespoon at a. time, until
Seal. Transfer pastry-wrapped dough just holds together.
'meat, seam side down, to Shape into a ball and roll on
baking sheet. Cut decorative 'a lightly floured board or
shapes from pastry trimmings pastry cloth.
Sale Starts December 29
Port St. Joe, Fla.
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ORDERS FROM HEADQUARTERS
WE HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO CLEAN UP
OUR INVENTORY TO BEGIN 1978!
I FLOOR SAMPLES
LAMPS SO CHAIRS PICTURES- TABLES CHESTS
I OVER-STOCKED SLIGHTLY
SLIGHTLY SOILED TEMS DAMAGE
According to Sheriff Ken
Murphy, his Deputies have
arrested 34 year old Robert
John Eisenhart, of Millers-
ville, Penn., on the charge of
Burglary of a Dwelling.
Eisenhart was arrested by
Capt. Jim Buchanan and
Deputy. Sheriff 'Raymond
Watson around mid-night on
Decemberi12th, in the area,of
U. S. Highway 98 and First
Street in Highland View, just
minutes after a' reported
house burglary on Beacon Hill
Found in Eisenhart's pos-
session were several items
taken in the break-in, which
totaled ani approximate value
Currently Eisenhart is being
held in the Gulf County jail,
under a $1,000.00 bond.
The Gulf County Sheriff's
Department arrested 26 year
old Ronnie Kenneth Wood of
Highland View, Saturday,
December 24th, charging
Wood with attempted Sexual
battery, according to Sheriff
The arrest came after an
investigation conducted by
Sheriff's' Deputies of a
reported attempted rape on a
local woman. The name.of the
victim is being withheld.
Wood was arraigned the
following day before County
Judge David Taunton, and is
being held in the Gulf County
jail under a $1,000.00 bond.
Al Fall and Winter Merchandise Reduced
All Fall and Winter Ladies'
* All Fall and Winter Men's Wear
* All Fall and Winter Boys
and Girls' Wear
All Sale items Cash
ACCESSORIES- BEDM-NG ROOMS BEDDING
MOSTITEMS AREONE OFA KIND
PRICES GOOD ONLY ON IN STOCK
MERCHANDISE NO SPECIAL ORDERS
FANTASTIC BARGAINS- HURRY FOR BEST VALUES
S:DON'T MISS YOUR FAVORITE ITEM
(apt. Jim Ruchanan. Sheriff Ken Murph.
anid' Deputy Raymiond Watson inspect fire-
8 ounces liver sausage
or liver pate
1 egg, beaten
Port St. Joe
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THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 1977
THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.
Sister of Mrs. George Cooper Dies
; AGE FOUR
vi 'Miss KatI
S Mrs. Mack S, Wilson of
'Brundidge, Alabama, an-
nounces the engagement and
Forthcoming marriage of her
daughter, Kathleen Wilson, to
SDonald Benjamin Maddox,
Sson of Mr. and Mrs .Dave B.
Maddox of Port St. Joe.
Miss Wilson is the daughter
of the late Mack S. Wilson of
SBrundidge, Alabama, and the
granddaughter of Mrs. Carlos
C. Culpepper and the late Mr.
: Culpepper, and Mrs. Coley H.
Wilson and:the late Mr. Wil-
Sson, all of Brundidge. She is a
graduate of Pike Liberal Arts
School in Troy, Alabama, and
is currently a senior at Troy
State University, ;mWajoring.ln-
the field of Health, Physical
Education, and Reiereation,
:'--with. double minors in English
SMr. Maddox is the grand-
i son of Mrs. L. B. Duke and the
Horticulturists and nursery-
men have provided the home
owner with thousands of
plants for purchasing, says
Florida Nurserymen and
Growers Association (FNGA).
Many of them are either
native or have escaped and
One plant that has a lot of
color at this time of year is the
native yaupon. It is a, holly.
Although you may not have
seen the plant in the wilds of
the woods, you are certain to
recognize the cultivated
cousin, Ilex vomitoria variety
nana. This fine-leafed holly is
not too attractive in its native
state. It does bear small red
fruit but not in the abundance
of the. other hollies. The culti-
vated variety lends itself to
severe pruning- while the
native specimen is lanky and
somewhat unruly. For some of
the natural effect of iiifor-
mality, the native one can
easily be used in very dry
areas with great effect.
American holly is another
specimen plant that is fre-
quently seen growing in the
undisturbed areas. It has
given rise to many of the
cultivated species. East
Palatka is a cultivated variety
that resembles the native
species but does not require a
male for pollination.
The native American holly
is a large tree. It can attain a
height of over fifty feet and be
completely covered with
bright red berries during the
winter season. It is a pyra-
midal shaped tree with
elegant beauty. The branches
and leaves are excellent for
Zamia is another w'6ll
known native plant -widely
propagated by the nursery-
men, says the Florida 1Nur-
serymen and Growers
Association (FNGA). This
plant was once used as_ a
source of flour for making a
primative form of bread by
the Indians. Coontie is the
common name applied to the
plant by many native Ffor-
idians. The plant can be found
in the wild and it grows in the
driest of soils or in a live oak
hammock. There are great
clusters of fruit produced.in a
club-like: seed pod. The seed
are a bright orange and as the
pod matures, it spills out the
orange, colored seed. They
may be scattered by rodents
and then germinate when the
summer rains occur.
Cordia is a native tree. It is
small of stature but very
attractive. The foliage is ever-
green and the-flowers are
ruffled and pure white. There
is a red variety that grows in
the southern part of the state.
Both trees are salt tolerant.
Neither will tolerate extreme
The native erythrina is
called Cherokee bean. At this
time of year the plant hangs
heavy with the orange and
black seeds. Gather a few of
the seeds and plant them. Like
the coontie this plant seems to
thrive on the very dry soils. In
the spring months it will.
produce masses of bright
carmine'red flowers on a tall
slender spike. It is not unusual
for the plant to go dormant
during the driest of seasons.
Never fear, however, for it has
an enlarged root that can store
water for survival.
Some of the most unusual
native plants are the fly traps.
Although not like the Venus fly
trap, these are quite attrac-
tive. Look for them in low
damp wet places. Some of
them are called pitcher plants
for they are hollow and collect
insects down in the throat.
Travel to some of the parks
and other undeveloped areas
to enjoy many of the attrac-
tive native plants of Florida.
Remember it is against the
law to collect many of them.
Mrs. Ernest (Zellema)
Stallings of Mobile, Alabama
died in Mobile on Friday,
December 23. Mrs. Stallings is
the sister of Mrs. George
Cooper of P6rt St. Joe.
Funeral services were held
on Monday, December 26, at
Radney's Funeral Home,
Many of Our Most Popular Plants
and Shrubbery Have Native Roots
late Mr. Duke of Bainbridge,
Georgia, and Mrs. Fred Mad-
dqx and the late Fred Maddox
of Port St. Joe. He is a grad-
uate of Port St. Joe High
-School and Marion Institute
and is employed by the St. Joe'
Paper Co., Woodlands Divi-
sion, and White Gold Band,
Inc. of Port St. Joe.
The wedding will be Jan-
uary 13, at three p.m. at the
home of the bride at 523 North
Main Sitreet in Brundidge,
Alabama. The vows will be
witnessed by the immediate
families, but a -reception will
follow at 3:30 p.m., also at the
home of the bride, at which all
: friends and relatives are cor-
dially invited to attend asno
formal invitations are being
After a short honeymoon
trip the couple will reside in
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Masons set Installation
R C. Chandler, out-going lation of officers will be
Worshipful Master of Port St. onr December 29,
Joe Lodge No I., F&AM has members of the Lodge
announced that a joint instal- members of St. Jos
: Chapter No. 56, Royal A
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT Masons participating.
Mr. and Mrs. Tooraj
Dadkhah-Zaitooni, Hatties- Mr. Chandler urged tha
burg, Miss. announce the birth members ,of each body
of a son, Allen, on 'Nov. 23. present for the ceremo
' Mrs. Dadkhah-Zaitooni is the and to participate in
Former Nancy McInnis. covered dish dinnerwhich
-r.nrGn-arents are Mr and precede the install
Mrs. James J. Mclnnis of Port'
St. Joe and Mr. and; Mrs.
Karim Dadkhah-Zaitooni of
Ahwaz, Iran. Great-
grandmother is Mrs. J. C.
Killingsworth of Hattiesburg.
C Aor typographical
Limited Quantities. All Items Advertised Available For Sale at Normal Sales Rate.
O .. ..- -Nvy
-* NOW FEi
The dinner portion of the
meeting will commence at
7:00 p.m., EST, in the local
Masonic Lodge building on
Fast and friendly prescription service is always
available. We carry a large supply of prescription
drugs along with remedies that can be purchased
without prescriptions. We also maintain a complete
record of your prescription purchases and can
furnish you with a copy instantly for income tax
Drive-In Prescription Window
Tough vinyl is constructed to give you maximum service with a
minimum of care. And they wipe clean so easily. Just unroll and use..then ."
enjoy your beautiful floors.
SO. YD. SO. YD:
WMAS uAMGC FPLCESSTEMS
Scvc a FIREPLACE
Non Yu ncan hkua the l flrsnle Younvuealw -m l
DR. LARRY L. HODSON
ANNOUNCES THE OPENING
of his office for the
Practice of Podiatry and Foot Surgery
Diseases of the Feet and Legs
GULF COAST PODIATRY BUILDING
705 E. 8th Street
Panama City, Florida
Preachers Is Coming I
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WEST BUILDING MATERIALS CENTER
5400 E. Hwy 98PARKER, Panama City 763-1739.
7:308:00 r-F 8:(00-4:00 Sat. 10-2 Sun
TIE STAR, Port St. Joe. Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 29. 1977
Festive Christmas Partyfor DAR Held
In Tapper Home Last Wednesda
SMrs. George Tapper was mas membership party of DAR at her home on Consti- December- 21. Mrs.
Hostess for the annual.Christ- Saint Joseph Bay Chapter tution Drive, Wednesday, Daniell Campbell o
AT DAR MEETING-From left to right: Mrs. George
Tapper, hostess; Mrs. Elizabeth W. Thompson and Mrs.
William. .1. Rish, new members and Mrs. Francis D.
WEST BUILDING MATERIALS CENTER
S 5400 E. Hwy 98 PARKER, Panama City
' 7:30-8:00 m-F 8:00-4:00 Sat. 10-2 Sun
('ampbell. guest of honor. Mrs. Campbell is vice-pre
General. National Society, Daughters of the Am
Francis ,-anna, Vice-president General
f Mari- National Society DAR,. was
the guest of honor.
The lovely Tapper family
Some was beautifully be-
'decked for the Yuletide
season. Tall red poinsettia
plants graced the wreathed
entrance Logs ablaze in the
fireplace were a welcome
bight as the guests entered on
the cold, windy first day of
SAn exquisite Nativity scene
hn the entrance hall was a
.eminder of the true meaning
of and reason for Christmas-
Sthe birth of Christ. Arrange-
rients of holly, native short-
'leaf pine and camellias en-
htanced by candlelight graced
the party rooms.
SMrs. Tappet welcomed the
guests as they arrived. Mrs.
P aulFensom, Chapter regent,
'presented them to Mrs.
"'ampbell. Mrs. Campbell is
C ell known to Saint Joseph
'Bay Chapter The Chapter
organized during her term as
B ate Regent and with her help.
Sr.Mrs. Tom. Owens, vice-
regent, presided at the guest
registry where the Chapter
charter was on display. The
parchmentnt charter with 35
*sident :member names, inscribed was
erican signed by Mrs. Campbell and
photo had been framed for this
occasion. It will hang per-
manently in the Corinne
Costin. Gibson Memorial
In the festive dining room
Chapter officers and com-
mittee chairmen presided at
the coffee service and assisted
with the guests. These
included Mmes. Herman
Dean. George Suber, Nobie
Stone, Mark Tomlinson,
William Simmons. William S.
Quarles. Jr.. Charles B.
Smith, Charles Norton and
Miss Trish Tapper and Miss
Leslie Costin and Junior
members Miss Mazie Stone
and Miss Octavia Copenhaver
served coffee frappe from the
frosted silver punch bowl.
Others assisting with re-
freshments were Mrs. B. Roy
Gibson, Sr., Mrs. Benny
Roberts, Mrs. W. O. Cathey,
Jr. and" Mrs. Roy Smith.
Miss Mary Suber was pre-
sented and accepted for
Chapter membership pending
approval of her paper by the
Saint Andrew Bay Chapter
of Panama City was. repre-
sented by the regent, Mrs. H.
L. Hinkle. Miss Julia Criglar
.and Mrs. John Packard were
present from Chipola Chapter,
Seventy members; pros-
pective members and guests
enjoyed this gala holiday
Mrs. William J. Rish and
F_ MEMOEKlAR AME Nott e;ponblo
SN lEort ti"gnphlcal
Limited Quantites, All items Advewtisd Available FoiSale at Nor lI Sales Rate.
Angie's First Birthday
Angie Griffin, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Griffin,
celebrated her first birthday
Mrs. Elizabeth W. Thompson
were welcomed as new
members of Saint'Joseph Bay
Dec. 16th with a clown party in
the home of her grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Moore.
Several of her friends
helped her enjoy the day with
gifts and refreshments.
SAngie is also the grand-
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 0.
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Americans spend about
$3.6 billion a year on paint to
maintain and repair their
homes, according to the U. S.
Bureau of the Census.
The largest painting now in
existence is probably "The
Battle of Gettysburg," com-
pleted in 1883 after 2 1/2
years work by Paul Philip-
poteaux (France) and 16:as-
sistants. The painting is 410
feet long, 70 feet high and
weighs 11,792 lbs.
Corner of Fourth St. & Second Ave.
SUNDAY SCHOOL .................... 9:45A.M.
WORSHIP SERVICES ..... 11:00 A.M. & 7:30 P.M.
CHURCH TRAINING (Sunday) ......... 6:30 P.M.
MID-WEEK PRAYER (Wednesday) .... 7:30 P.M.
Rev. William N. Stephens,
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
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THIE STAR. Port St. Joe. Fla. TtII'ISDAY, DEC. 29!; 1!77
"- schedule lists the Blountstown
"Sharks Resume gamme as away,. however the
games have been rescheduled
age Schedule to her, as a result of Blounts-
".. Schedutown being in the state cham-
-. The Sharks will be back to pionship football playoffs.
.playing'basketball after a long' .Local fans will also be able
,' rest over the Christmas holi- to witness their next game at
:-:,days. They face Blountstown home 'against Chattahoochee
.'at home on Tuesday night-, on Friday, Jan. 6. Game time
: Jan. 3,'with tip-off at 7:00. The is also 7:00.
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''li THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT
,:COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DIS-
,TRICT OF FLORIDA
Marianna Civil No. 770240.
', NOTICE OF MARSHAL'S SALE
.. .,THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Z. W. JONES'and CATHERINE JONES,
S his wife,
0' -.MOTICE is hereby given that under
".nd by virtue of a Final Decree of Fore.
closurd rendered on the 71h day of
*l ecember, 1977 by Ihe Uniled Stales-
b:ilnstrict Courl for the Northern District
pf Florida, Marianna Division. In the
-case above style in favor of the Plain
inff, the undersigned appointed In said
'. decree will on Feoruary 16, 1978. at 2:30
.- M E S T., o'clock in front of the
personal service of process in the 'tate
of Florida is not practical, and you have
not voluntarily appeared; therefore, on
your failure to answer or file defenses,
the Court may proceed against you as
absent defendants) the same as if you
had been personally served with process
within the, State of Florida, but the
adjudication shall, as regards you as
absent defendant(~) without appear-
ance, affect only the property which is
the subject of this action. This orders is
entered pursuant to Title 28, Section
1655, United States Code, and is to be
published in the Port St. Joe Star once
each week for six consecutive weeks,
commencing December 29, 1977.
ORDERED this ISthdayof December,
United States District Judge
."'uit County Courtnouse aoor in ine city 61 12-29
bI'Port St. Joe. Florida, offer for sale
landl sell at public outcry to the highest IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOUR-
,ydider for cash Ihe following mortgaged TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
.'T.operly. situate, lying, and being In STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
]'V:Olf County. Florida, and described as GULP COUNTY.
i.. tommencing at the Northeast cor IN RE: The Marriage of ,
" ner of Section I and running thence BETTY J. HAMILTON SEGERS. Wife,
--*Soulh a distance ol 70.00 feet thence Respondent.
S South 88 degrees 33 minutes West a And .
distance of 619.04 feet; thence-South MICHAEL D. SEGERS, Husband,
'A1 degree 27 minutes East a distance Petitioner.
o. 332.50 leel to the point of begin NOTCE.OFSUIT
ning. thence Soulh I degree 27 min : T; Betty J Hamillon Segers
ules East a distance of 80.00 feet .. 433. S. EI.Paso. ,
t ,:hence South 88 degrees 33 minutes Colorado Springs. Cold. 80961
West a distanceof 150.00feet; thence YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
North 1 degree 27 minutes West a Petition for Dissolution ol Marriage
along the East rignh of way ol Apollo has been filed against you and you are
-Sir eel a distance of 80.00 leel. hence required to serve a copy of your Answer
North 88 degrees 33 minutes East a or other response to the Petition on
distance ol 150 00 feet to the point of Petitioner's Attorney
beginning ROBERT M MOORE. ESO ,.
Said property lying in the Northeast P.O Box 248
'' quarter o Section 1. Township 8 Port St Joe. Florda 32456
S' South. Range I1 West. Gull County. and file the original thereol In the Circuit
Florida Court Clerk's Otlice. Gull County Court
SALE SUBJECT TO CONFIRMA house. Port St. Joe. Florida. 32456. on or
T.ION OF THE COURT before the 27th day of January, 1971 If
Method of Payment. Cash. Postal youfail lodosoa Final Judgment for the
Money Order or Cerlifled Check, pay. reel sought may be granted by Defaull
'.ale to United Slates Marshal DATED this the 21st day of December.
12; aled: 1 1577 1977
S411229 GEORGE Y CORE.
Clerk ol Circuit Court
'IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT By S Margaret B Core.
S'COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DIS Deputy Clerk 41 1229
TRICT OF FLORIDA. MARIANNA
S DIVISION IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOUR
S Marianna Civil Aclon No 770246 TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
THE UNITED. STATES OF AMERICA, STATE OF FLORIDA. IN AND FOR
'" Plaintill. GULF COUNTY IN RE The Mar
S ROBERT L FORD and MICHAEL WALDEN.
FAYE FORD. his wile. Respondent Husband.
Delendants ,nd SARAH WALDEN.
ORDER FOR SERVICE OF Pelit.oner Wile
PROCESS BY PUBLICATION NOTICE
'TO ROBERT L FORD and TO MICHAEL WALDEN
*' FAYE FORD. nes wife Lot 19. Lake Crystal Trailer Park
S On sworn motion of Plainlitl's atlor Columbus, Georgia 31904
ney that your address and residence are YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a
unknown, you are ORDERED to appear P.ti.ion lor Dissolution of Marriage in
*,- plead on or before February 22. 1978. Ihe above named cause has been tiled in
*m1.J lile your defenses to .pfa4cJilffs. .th above stvled Courl and ypu.qre
Sai~l*,l .- t ket.4e ia ScJi!
g afes D.'lrlci r'CourTI I1reF sR Parr .*rlton deienses. l'any, on FREIN:-
-..- enue. Tallahassee. Florida 32301. Ihls WITTEN, Petlioner's Attorney. whose
e... eng an action by Plaintill to enforce a address is 303 4h Street, Port 51 Joe.
mortgage lien against you on real estate Florida 312456 and who.e post ollice
in Gulf County, Florida. to wit address is P 0 Box 87. Port St Joe.
Lot twenty two 122), Block One Flor:ia 32.i6 on or before January II.
Thousand Twenly two (1022). Mill 197 ann ile the or.qnal with the Clerk
S view Aadiion to the City ol Port St ofl n.- Court e.iner before service on
Joe,'Florida. Unit No 3. according peri.ton.r's Attorney or .mme 'atle
toplat tereol recorded in Plat Book thereafter. o!herws.e a celault nrr.a De
; 2 Page 53, of the Public Records of entered against you for the relief
,. Gulf County, Florida. demanded in the Petijion.
I It appearing after diligent search that WITNESS my hand and seal of the
,you are absent defendantss, your Court at Port St. Joe. Gulf County,
Residence and address are unknown, and Florida. this 12th day of December. 1977.
"'"'" "GEORGE Y. CORE
S; CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURTt
W INNER BY: MARGARET B. CORE
DEPUTY CLERK 31 12 15
Nov. 25-Dec. 3
FRANK W. BASSETT
Route 4, Box 43
Spanish Fort, Ale.
Tidings of the
on to all of our fine
ends and patrons.,
We enjoy doing
business with you.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. F3UR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA,' IN AND FOR
IN RE: The Adoption of
RICHARD CLARKE HANCOCK. III,
TO: RICHARD HANCOCK, JR:
5109 Appleton Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32201
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a
Petition for the Adoption of the above
named minor has been filed in the above
styled Court and you are commanded to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if
any, on FRED N. WITTEN. Petitioners'
Attorney, whose address is 303 Fourth
Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 and
whose post office address is P.O. Box 87.
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, on or before
January 2, 1978, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Petitioners' Attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
,default may be entered against you for
,the relief demanded in the Petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of the
Court at Port St. Joe, Gulf Cpunty,
Florida, this 12th day of December, 1977.
GEORGE Y. CORE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: MARGARET B. CORE
DEPUTY CLERK 3t 17 15
,..l; I)IIn 'MclF.'rll nd and Keith
1rt'!,ofr thiir Christimas holidays
Ke ith iarnes. along with the aid of his
father. Jerlry broughtiii this six point buck ,
Ihe it vI SJai t cck. ':s a result of their hunt,
Oh, l ,AnmIIIe iien (canme home| Tuesday
.fili tii iil ni si \p k ijh i L fi ne Ilt; i% poiln t.
I ,k. k.i4 ill lit Ri er ts aiI) near" the
'Itiver Styx. -Star photo
from the Ed Ball Reservation last Thursday
afternoon. The two bagged ahbuck during the
(hristmas holidays last .year too, while
hunting in the Reservation. Jerry drove the
car: Keitl did the shooting. -Star photo
13 Take Shpping Tour
children went shopping on
Thursday, Dec. 22. Port St.
Joe Jaycees' provided each
child with $15.00 to spend as he
Funds for the .shopping
spree were provided by pro-
jects conducted during the
Jaycees participating in the
shopping spree were Ed Lar-
rabee, Steve Barnold, Larry
McArdle, David Lewis and
Glenn Kent. Also helping were
Mrs. Larry McArdle and Mrs.
Brenda Mayerlan, wife of
project chairman Sisi
.After the shoppers had ex-
hausted their resources as
well as their chaperons, they
were treated to a party at the
Episcopal fellowship hall. A
visit by Santa Claus and punch
and homemade cookies topped
off the exciting afternoon and
13 tired but happy children
were returned home.
Recycle Unit Is Coming
The Reynolds Aluminum
mobile recycling unit will
launch the new year in
Apalachicola with two stops
Every other Tuesday. Jan 10
ana 24 from 11:30 A.M.-1 P.M.,
the public will receive 17 cents
a pound for their recyclable
aluminum at the County Dock,
Boat Base. Avenue "E" and
With the cooperation of con-
cerned. ecology-minded citi-
zens. the' Reynolds Metals
Company received top.honors
in the Keep America Beauti-
ful. Inc. (KAB) National
Awards Program on Dec. 1 in
Reynolds was recognized
for its leadership in aluminum
recycling, one of the country's
Since the inception of its:.
aluminum recycling program
in a pilot effort in 1967,
Re nolds has recycled more
than 464 million pounds of
aluminum. The company has
paid out more than $64 million
to the public.
At present, Reynolds is re-
cycling more than half of the
'cans it manufactures.
Dave Vardell, District:
Manager, Reynolds Alumi-
num Co., said, "We are
looking forward to another
successful year of aluminum
recycling in 1978."
You Are Cordially Invited to Attend
Corner Long Ave. and 16th St.
SUNDAY SCHOOL ................... 9:45A.M.
MORNING WORSHIP ................ 11:00 A.M.
CHURCH TRAINING ................. 5:45P.M.
EVENING WORSHIP ................ 7:00 P.M.
PRAYER MEETING (Wednesday),... 7:00 P.M.
Rev. J. C. ODUM,
Minister of Music
See The St. Joe Boys
4 1 ;
Wayne Richburg at Ralph Swatts
Tommy Thomas Tommy Thomas
704w. 15th St. 243 E. 15th St.
Panarn City Pana maCity
Notice of Annual Meeting
Of Members of
Citizens Federal Savings & Loan
Association of Port St. Joe
The annual meeting of members of Citizens Federal Savings
and Loan Association of Port St. Joe will be held on
Wednesday, January 18, 1978, at 2 o'clock P.M., E.S.T., in the
office of the association at 401 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe,
Florida, for the purpose of electing directors for the ensuing
term, and to transact'any other business which may legally
come before said meeting.
SC.J. Stevens, Jr.
.... ..... ... :, ,~;i Secre-tary -Treasurer
-- su~" rt r ,---;.su.rgn
Citizens Federal will be closed for business at 12 o'clock noon
on, Wednesday, January 18, 1978, in order to hold the annual
meeting of members.
*NuuuunutuIoaIMNumuIianIn HIIiHuIMInISiIUtuialliHiiNiDIMIiMUUIUHtii IIIIIiNHhIlIg
Thanks to Our Friends and Customers
in Gulf and Franklin Counties We Have
Had Our Biggest Year Ever and We
We'll Be Here to Serve
You During 1978
ROCHE'S ,Furniture and
l ROCHE'S Appliances
209 Reid Ave.
Merrill Sherrill. . .. $250.00
Carolyn L. Coffey ......... $250.00
Mary Ellen Davis ....... $250.00
These winners all received a $25.00 Savings Bond.
Florida First National Bank
at Port St. Joe
Constitulion and Monument
Port St. Joe, Fla.
JOHNIE W. McCURDY, Minister
CHURCH SCHOOL ... ..................... 9:45 A.M.
PREACHINGSERVICE ..........11A.M. &7:00 P.M.
METHODIST YOUTH FELLOWSHIP ... 5:30 P.M.
CHOIR REHEARSAL (Wednesday) ....... 7:30 P.M.
Of Our Christmas Guessing Game
S Florida state economists' Consumer expendit
Share predicting continued rise significantly av
strong growth- for the state's nine percent gains in
economy during the next two. 1978. Tourism is exp
years, theFlorida Chamber of continue to bestrong
Commerce said recently. prompted by an is
Surges in the construction national economy.
industry are expected to con- Florida's economic
tinue into and throughout 1978. is favorably optimistic
Employment in construction, many respects surpa
will be increasing at near 25 performance expected
percent peryear through 'the national economy.
forecast period. Multi-family Florida lagged wel
construction will recover sub- the nation in its pa
Sstantiallv from the collapse it recovery, and it was'
suffered during the 1973-75
late: 1976 when empl
lIE STAR. Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 1977 PAGE SEVEN
Predicted for State In 1978 by Florida State Economists
and to be
ic and in
d in the
income, and construction ac-
tivity began to again pick up
considerably. The most not-
able turnaround occurred in
the construction sector, as
employment levels posted
gains for .the first time since
INCREASES IN VALUE
The average value of farm-
land in Florida rose seven
percent for the year ending
February, 1977, and is now
valued at $783 an acre.
According to the Florida
Chamber of Commerce, fed-
eral statistics indicate the- average size farm of 385 acres
average dollar value per acre ten years ago.
by state now ranges from $94' According to the 1974 Census
in Nevada to $2,051 in New of Agriculture,Florida re-
Jersey with the U.S. average ported 34.937 farms down from
being $456. the 35.586 reported in 1969.
According to a recent fede- Small farms (under 10 acres)
ral agricultural report, the have seen a dramatic increase
average Florida farm was '" in Florida during this time, up
valued at $302.200 in February -.. almost 40 percent in number.
of this year, compared to HOL'SEHOLD INCOME
$282,200 in 1976. Nationally, CLIMBS
the average farm unit was The average Florida house-
valued at $191,200 this year, up hold had an income of $13,808
from $163,200 last year. after all taxes were paid last
The average farm in Florida year, according to Sales Man-
is 431 acres as compared to an agement Magazine. While the
U.S. average household
buying income last year was
$15.895. the Florida Chamber
of Commerce reported it was
.'*1 an increase of $950 over
The average household size
in Florida during 1976 was 2.68
persons, a decline from the
average size of 2.71 reported
in 1975. The national average
household size in 1976 was 2.92
The construction industry
gained 2.800 employees during
July. a jump of 1.5 percent
from June and ten percent for
the year. Construction is now
at its highest level since
March of 1975 when it was
Finance, insurance and real
estate and manufacturing are
.the most likely industrial di-
visions in which employment
might be expanded by state
action including changes in
regulations, tax structure, etc.
This was the indication in an
analysis the Department re-
leased during the summer.
These sectors would seem the
best targets for special de-
velopment attention. Both pay
above average earnings and
respond to economic develop-
ment policies since they fre-
quently serve multi-state map-
kets and, therefore, must
make decisions about where to
locate new or expanded opera-
Nine of the nation's fifteen
fastest growing metropolitan
areas are in Florida. Between
1970 and 1975, the South and
the West claimed the fastest
growing metropolitan areas
according to a report released
RAL SATE *OR AL
1973 Honda motorcycle, ex-
ellent cond. $500. 229-6303.
House trailer and lot. Also
pick-up camper with tie down
and jacks, $275. Brooks An-
derson, 207 Madison St., Oak
Grove. 2tp 12-29
17 cu. ft. refrigerator; 2-dr.,
coppertone, good cond., $85.
Call 648-5238 after 5:30.,
New breeders needed if quali-
fied. 7,000 buyers, highest
prices. Call 305-856-1897 or
write "Puppies", c-o Edw.
Davis, Pres., 444 Brickell,
Suite 650, 'Miami, Florida
33131. (Include phone)
1970 Mercury Marquis, will
make a good mill car or fish-
ing car, with a little work ,nd
ingenuity could "become a
,Classic. Dial 229-6378.
Living room suite and din-
ing room suite. Call 227-1311 or
648-5319. tfc 12-15
WIG SALE-$5.00 and un-
der. For appointment, call 227-
.1311. tfe 12-15
15" RCA portable TV, exc.
cond. $50. 648-5332. tfc 12-15
Firewood for sale. $50.00per.
truck load. Call 229-8829.
Books: The Living Bible,
The Way, The Children's Liv-'
ing Bible, Soul Food, Taylor's
Bible Story Book for Children,
Self-Help Edition for the Liv-
ing Bible. The Star,,306 Wil-
Froggy Pen Holder, a gift
Just right for special friends.
(Paper-Mate pen and froggy
Shoulder, $2.98). See at The Star,
S306 Williams Ave.
and custom made. Large sel-
. section of swatches to choose
from. Roche's Furniture and
Appliance Store, 209 Reid
.Ave., phone 227-1730.
CB Radios, Johnson, Craig,
Surveyor, antennas, base sta-
tidns, terms available. West-
Sern Auto. tfc 3-4
One Duncan Fife dining
room table with 6 chairs. Call
flash, flash attach
Make a good Chris
Call Betty Gi
8' x 20' house b
S tfc 4-28
DRY cleaning carpets is
easier, faster and safer with
HOST. Rent our machine. St.
Joe Furniture. 227-1251.,
$2 BUYS ALL OF THIS $2
SOur Introductory Offer
1 Indian, Head Penny
1 Liberty Nickel
1 Buffalo Nickel ag-g
1 Large Penny eng.
5 WW 111943 Pennies
5 W.B. Pennies
Before 1,920 ag
1- Wooden Nickel
1 Cana. Proof Penny
1 1968 S Penny (unc)
,. Rare 1,960-D Small
2 S Mint Pennies
Plus Free Twe $ Bill
Plus Our Free Gift
Plus Our Free Brochure
JIM DeNINNO & CO.
Suite 5, Pike Bldg.
Scranton, Pa. 18508
Mobile home for rent: New 2
bdrm. completely carpeted.
and furnished. .Cn. h-ac, lo-
cated near Indian Pass: Call
3 BR furnished trailer, cen-
tral h & a, washer, dryer,
carpet. Overstreet. 648-5873.
One or two bedroom trailers
for rent on Canal St., St. Joe*
Beach. 648-5650. tfc 5-12
For Rent: Hospital beds,
electric or manual control.
Call 227-7471. tfe 6-30
Two BR 'house for rent on
Duval St.. Oak Grove. 229-
6961. tfc 11-17
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.
Why live in the crowded
with focus city? Move your mobile home
ment. Will to peace, 'quiet and tran-
stmas gift. quality. Water, garbage collec-
tions, yard mowed, live lei-
,surely. Gulf privileges. Only
VHOME VA approved mobile home
TS park in Gulf County. Ski
gilbert Breeze Meadows Trailer Park
9 miles southeast of Port St.
tfc 7-15 Joe on Hwy. S-30. Come out
and enjoy the quiet. Call 229-
oat. Sleeps 6105. tfc 9-29
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, tillers
and garden tractors repaired.
Economy Motors & Garden
Center, 301 Hwy. 98, HV.
229-6001. tfc 4-28
No i.-;ed for wet carpets.
Dry clean them with HOST.
Use rooms right away. Rent
machine. St. Joe Furniture,
227-1251. tfc 10-23
St. Joe Beach duplex. Un-
furnished, min. 6 mo. lease. 2
bdrm., 1 bath $110.00 per
mo.; 1 bdrm., bath $100.00
E. B. Miller Realty
3 bedroom masonry home at
St. Joe Beach, 2 full baths,
dining room, large. living,
kitchen. and den with fire-
place. 1,800 sq. ft. living area.
150' x 180' lot. Call 648-5457.
50x172 commercial proper-
ty. 523 Third Street. Call
3 BR house, 2 baths, 3 lots on
Palm Blvd. For information
call 227-1112; tffe 11-4
E.,B. MILLER REALTY
We're Here ForYou.TM
Each office is independently owned and operated.
PORT ST. JOE
4 bdrm, 2 bath home, cen.
h-ac. Swimming pool, fen-
ced yard, large den. This is.
a home with room for a
growing family. 304 12thSt.
2 Wooded lots, chain link
fence, 3 bdrms, 2 baths,
oversize den, garage work-
shop. Plenty of privacy. 815
A good starter home for
anyone. 3 bdrms:, 1 bath,.
convenient location. Priced
right, 1315 Long Ave.
New Deluxe Home, 3 bdrms
2 baths with many extras.
Kitchen cabinets and stor-
age galore. Double garage
and paved drive. Cen. h-ac,
carpeting and vinyl thru-
out. This home is well worth
the money. 2112 Long Ave.
Brick 3. bdrm, 1/: 'baths,
corner lot in quiet location, 2
large screen porches, paved
drive with double carport,
bdrm, 2 bath home practi-
cally mainteaiinee, free-con-
struction. Chain link fence,
privacy screen porch. Good
closet and, storage space.
1911 Long Ave.
3 Bdrm, 2 bath, large living
,room. Carpeted thruout.
Fenced yard patio area off
living room. Price reduced.
106 Bellamy Circle.
21 Year old 3 bdrm 1 / bath
in fine condition. Large
area. Will FHA or VA. 2110
Well maintained older home'
looking for a new owner. 3
bdrms. & den or 4 bdrms,
bath, living room. Fenced
yard with storage building.
1610 Long Ave.
2 Bayfront lots with 2 bdrms built home on two nice lots
bath house with drapes. adjoining Elementary
Window a-c., screen porch. School. Stove & drapes.
150 ft. frontage, 110 ft. deep.' Carpeting and vinyl flooring
202 Bayview Drive. throughout. 104 Victoria
3 Bdrms. 1 bath, recently
How about a getaway place for weekends? Brand new
"A" frame brick and wood construction. 3 bdrm 1 bathi
electric heat. "Cute as a bug" on lovely wooded lot.
2 ACRES-6 miles no. on together.
Hiway 71. 3 bdrms. 1 bath.
Comfortable home with fire- 5 ACRES-20 miles no. off Hi-
place. Large pond where the wy. 71. Large family home,
deer come to water. 3 bdrm 2 bath home with
den living rm. dining rm.
and lovely big kitchen. Fen-
6 ACRES-fenced on 386A in ced cross fenced for cattle,
Mexico Beach. Double wide ponies. chickens and garden
mobile home on property YOU NAME IT. Plus your
also for sale separately or. own swimming pool.
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.,
Several nice beach lots to
Duplex 1 bdrm & bath one
side, 2 bdrm & bath other
side on nice lot. Columbus
St.. St. Joe Beach.
Retirement or permanent
home. Well built 3 bdrm 112
baths. 2 blocks from beach
on large wooded lot. 1st St.,
Eldon B. Miller, Realtor
- Patty Miller, Associate
3 bedroom house with nice
family room, chain link fence
around back yard, garden,
-space. 508 9th Street. 229-6082
or 643-5138. .. tfc 11-24
I New brick home6adt106 Yau-
?pon Ave., 3 BR, 2 bath, dining
room, living room, den and
kitchen. Call 227-1302 or 227-
1151. tic 10-7
3 BR. I bath, living room,
separate dining room, den.
large kitchen with eating area.
large lot. 619 Garrison Ave-
nue, phone 227-8751. tfc 5-12
Three bedroom masonry
house at 105 Bellamy Circle.
Call 227-1607 after 5:00 p.m.
* Nice beach house on large
lot, 2 BR, $18,000.00. Call 648-
Highland View, corner lot,
$5,000 firm.:648-5332. tfc 12-15
New brick home, 3 bed-
rooms, 2 baths, fireplace,
large garage. Call 229-6979
after six p.m. tfc 9-22
75' x 115' zoned lot at Mexico
Beach. Phone 229-2763. tfc 8-25
Block and stucco house at
504 16th St., corner lot.
Almost an acre of land, 3
bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, liv-
ing room,idining room, kit-
chen, family room with
stone fireplace and utility
area. Two car garage and a
two-story storage house. By
appointment only. Phone
229-7222 or 229-8236. 4tp 12-8
Starting income open.
Based on qualifications. Earn
high income in sales with
$800 $1200 a month to start.
Metropolitan Life. Equal. opp.
employer. Phone 785-6156.
'11 ,., '
HELP WANTED: Experi-
.-enced in delivery, collections
-,and meeting public. Must be
neat and energetic. Salary de-
pends upon qualifications.
Send resume to: Box 308. Port
St. Joe. tfc 12-8
Needed: Director for Activi-
Sty Center for Retarded Adults.
Minimum requirements: 4 yr.
college degree,- two years
work experience with admini-
stration and supervisory
duties. Some knowledge of the
Needs of the retarded, a sin-
cere desire to work with the
retarded, and must be willing
to relocate in the Gulf Co.
area. Submit resumes to: Gulf
Co. Association for Retarded
Citizens. Board of Directors,
P. 0. Box 296, Port St. Joe,
.Fla. 32456. tfc 12-15
Furnished 2 BR apartment
on Gulf. Ski Breeze Camp-
.sites, Port St. Joe. 229-6105.
Furnished large 1 BR apt.
Auto heat and air. 229-6777
after 6 p.m. tfc 10-13
Newly painted '68 6 cyl.
Kais jeep. Phone 227-1271.
1969 Pontiac Lemans. runs
good, new tires, air cond.,
radio and heater. Call 227-1366
or 229-8051 after 4:30 p.m.
1973 Olds Regency 98; load-
ed, good cond., 600 Marvin
Avenue. .tfc 12-22
WANTED: Pants, to Boy
Scout uniform. 25" waist. 229-
6336. ltc 12-29
Tired of hauling your own
rubbish? Garbage collection
service offered twice each
week in south Gulf County.
Call 670-8941., Tri-County Re-
fuse. 4tp 12-29
For Drafting, house plans,
etc. call 648-5639. 2tp 12-22
CAREFOOT SEPTIC TANK
Septic tanks cleaned out.
Painting & Remodeling
Piano tuning and repair.
Free estimate. 227-1278.
New Roofs &
Call 648-5322. Ralph Thompson
Carpentry Work Done
Front End Loader
C. R. SlIITH & SON
KENT SERVICE CO.
New & Used Appliances
For Services or Parts
3 BR furnished house at St.
Joe Beach. 648,5873. tfc 12-29
Beach cottage for rent. 227-
1549. tfc 12-8
For Rent: 3 bedroom, 1 bath
furnished house at Beacon
IHill. Call 229-6961. tfc 11-10
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. C. CHANDLER, W.M.
F, E. Brogdon, Sec.
LEWIS FLOOR CLEANING
229-6482 or 229-6447
Carpentry & Plumbing
Houses or Any Buildings
328 7th Street
Cabinets, furniture, vanities,
Psychological Services for
anyone with problems in day-
to-day living. Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Port St. Joe.
227-2691. (24hr.) tfc 4-28
Aluminum screens and doors,
carpentry, house repair, mill-
work, roof repair and re-roof-
SMITH & SON WORKSHOP
Port St. Joe
BILL'S CAR CRUSHER
will buy your old car.
52tp 7-14 e
tion of St. Joseph Chapter'No.
56. R.A.M. ist and 3rd 4on-
days, 8 p.m. All visiting com-
J. L. SIMS, H.P.
E. William McFarland, Sec.
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
Section 865.09, Florida Statutes, the
undersigned persons intend to register
with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gulf
County, Florida, four weeks after the
first publication of this notice, the ficti-
tious name or trade name under wMich
they will be engaged in business and in
which said business is to be carrie' on,
BEACH AUTO BROKERS, St. Joe
Beach, Alabama at Gulf St., P. O. Box
963, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Owner:,Pope
Fendley, P. O. Box 963, Port St. Joe, FL,
BID NO. 235
The City of Port St. Joe requests bids
on the following items:
Various Sprinkler Heads, galvaniZed
Specifications may be obtained from
the City Clerk's Office.
Bid opening to be January 17, 1978.
MICHAEL J. WRIGHT,
City Auditor and Clerk 2t'12-29
ST. JOE MACHINE CO. -
Machine Work Welding
506 First Street
Machinist on duty all day
Private instructions -'on
clarinet, sax and other wobd-
winds. Hour or '-hour lessons
available. Contact 229-6676 fot
further information. Donald
Durham. tfc 9-29
Complete Wood Shop
Custom Cut Lumber
Want to Do It Yourself?
Then come see us for Stan-
ley tools, hardware, paneling,
Earley's Hardware &
Hwy. 98 W. 227-1763
For Quick Results
Use the Classifieds
THE SAMPLER SHOP
1306 Woodward Ave.
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 5-8 p.m:
Saturday 11a.m. 7p.m.
GLEN'S CABINET SHOP
Vanitien Mill Work
Cabinet Hardware & Tops
White City, Hwy. 71
Shop 229-6017 or
Say You Saw It In The Star
THE STAR. Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY; DEC. 29, 1977
Gators Off to Wobbly Start; Now Stand 2-2
For over 5,000 years, RX has sym-
S bolized man's weapons against
used the magic eye of Horus;
SGod of Day, as a charm to guard
Them against ills and suffering.
'Centurils later, the eye reap-
S peared in a form similar to our
* "4'1 and evolved gradually into
its present RX. But your doctor
doesn't depend on Horus or
Jupiterr..he relies on your Rexall
S Pharmacist and theimproved
drug. products your pharmacist
stocks. You, too, can rely on
Rexall brand products.
Ph. 227-3371 317 Williams
Convenient Drive-in Window
Plenty of Free Parking
SSmokey Says. -,
A BROKEN MATCH...
SHOWS TAT SOMEONE
WANTED TO BE V
SURE It WAS.
.>* M '
.Jeff l ;alton aInd( Tniinna Rond bra\ ed the cold last week
to go mullet fishing and brought home these nine beauties.
41- Wr- I. ..Mlfl, snai t ih .11
-- The two boys caught the fish
' Follow Smokey's ad docks nrc St..lo Paper C'omp
break your matches!
:FIRST BAPTIST '
Corner Third Street and Baltzell Avenue
REV. BILL HEATON, Pastor
:STANLEY E. YOUNG, Minister of Music & Youth
Sunday School .................... 9:45 A.M.
Morning Worship Service ............1100 A.M.
.Church Training ...............:;.:. 6:30 P.M. C
Evening Worship Services ............ 7:30 P.M.
Prayer Meeting (Wed.) ............... 7:00 P.M. ,
"Come and Worship God with Us"
with, snatch hooks off he oil
any. -Star photo
By Dean Modling
The varsity Wewahitchka
Gator basketball team got off
to a wobbly start, with a
record that now stands at 2-i
The Gators dropped their firsf
Children riding their new,
Christmas toys- on residential.
roadways increase driving
danger warned the Florida
Last year in Florida there
were 116 children under the
age of 10 years killed in traffic
accidents. Of that number, 57
were pedestrians and six'were
riding bicycles and.tricycles.
Colonel Eldrige Beach,
director of the Patrol sai ,
"Weare encouraged that tie
1976 figure is a decrease of 59
from the previous year when
172 children were killed which
included 81 pedestrians and 17
parents should teach children
';* to. ride their new Christmas
bicycle or tricycle away from,,
streets or highways which will
continue to reduce the chance
of accidents whilethey learn"
Young riders' should under-
stand the dangers of riding
'bicycles along roadways in
today's traffic and should be
taught to ride on the right side
of the road as near the edge as
possible. Early training may
form habits that will help
youngsters to respect the need
for rules and regulations that
will carry into later years as
Many Still Don't
In spite of intensive efforts
to locate potential recipients
during the.past .four. years,
social 'security believes that
many people who could 'bene-
fit from it don't know about
the supplemental security in-
come (SSIT program, ac-
cording to'Dave Robinson,
social security representative
for Gulf County.,
.. SSI makes monthly pay-
ments to people 65 or older, or
blind, or disabled who don't
have much income and don't
have many resources.
One of the key points is that
there is no age limit for a blind
or disabled person. Even
children can receive SSI pay-
ments, although parents' in-
come and resources are con-
sidered when deciding if a
child under 18, or, under 21 if a
student, is eligible. Once a
child reaches 18,. or 21 if a
student, he or she is consider-
ed an adult and only his or her
own income and resources
The maximum Federal
monthly SSI payment is
$177.80 for an individual and
$266.70 for a couple. Robinson
cautioned that notU all people
get this much because other
income can cause a reduction
and a person living in someone
else's household'also receives
a reduced payment. On the
other hand, some people get a
higher amount because they
live in a state that adds to the
There is a limit on what a
'person can own and still be
eligible for SSI payments. But,
not everything counts towards
this limit, which is $1,500 for
an individual and $2,250 for a
couple. A home does not count
and neither does a car of
reasonable value, nor most
The important thing is that
people who may be eligible for
SSI should know about it.
People who know of someone
who may benefit from SSI
should suggest he or. she
contact social security to
learn more about the
program. The Panama City
social security office has free
pamphlets describing SSI in
more detail. They can be
obtained by calling or visiting
the office located at 30 W.
Government St. The telephone
number is 769-4871.
In Spanish no word begins
with an "s" followed by
another consonant, and a
Spanish speaker trying to
pronounce Spanish in English
will normally say "Espanish."
home game against the Apa-
lachicola Sharks on Dec. 6,
The Gators won their second
game on Dec. 8. a home tilt _
against the Bristol Bulldogs.
The Gators came up with a. E
double overtime victory, 68-66.
-The next Friday, December
9, the Gators travelled to
Grand Ridge to. take on the -
Indians. In a game where two
Indians were removed with
serious injuries, the Gators -
were beaten, 71-56.
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With a 1-2 record, the Gators
returned home to face the
Freeport Bulldogs on Tues- -
day, Dec. 13. It was a game
where Wewa was either in the
lead or within four through-
out. The Gators pulled ahead '
to stay in the fourth period, "
winning 76-65. -
That was the last conference .
game for the Gators in 1977,
but they participated in a
Christmas tournament held in It' a st '78!
Chipley. Also participating s l
in the tournament held Dec. 16 -=' .. "
and 17 were Altha and Vernon. -B,
and17 weib bade nbon. Before it's too late,
In the basketball double-. e lb
,header the first night. Vernon
downed Aitha with a field goal 5 Ww'rwishing all gnno l hodr -
in the last two seconds of the V VW e 'n igall g~ od cheer
game. Wewa dropped their
first game to Chipley, 62-50.
The Gators returned Satur- Each day of the new year
day night to take on the Altha
Yellow Jackets. Having To all our loyalfriends!
another bad third quarter, the T all o loyal fe
Gators lost 77-71. However,
one record was set: the high-
est number of points scored in
one game by the Gators this
Games coming up in early .--
January are: Jan. 3, Sneads,
home; Jan. 5, Apalachicola,
'away; Jan. 6, Greensboro,
home; and Jan. 10, Panama
ity Christian, home nama Bill LyleS nd Staff at
The Gator roster includes:
Nate Dozier, Willie Hill, Ira W R d i
McFann, Robert Wright,
Clyde Gray, Lewis Wright,W J E Radio
Greg Mathes, Ken Whitfield
and Ray Myers.
Billy Joe Rich Jr.
Announces His Purchase of
from Kenneth Rich
Effective January 1
The Store Will be Closed
Monday Tuesday Wednesday
to renovate and re-stock throughout
and take inventory.
Many Items Going for
% price and Less
Sugar Plum Tree
Florist and Gift Shoppe
Phone 229-6010 319 Reid Ave.
Re-Opening for Business
Thursday, January 5
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205 Third Street
Prices Good Thru Saturday, Dec. 31
Ti iZ =W
SQuantity Rights Reserved
S5Lbs. or More
cut up fryers
. .. .Ib. 45'
Fresh Tender sc
Fryer Drumsticks LB.79
Orange Flavor I
. 32 Oz.
to >-. IA PO rd.:;.. .' '':'.:-- :
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GIGA C.S. or W.K.
Port St.- Joe, F~la..
THE STAR, Port St. Joe. Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 1977
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There were many beautiful decorations celebrating
Christmas around the city during the holidays, as is
evidenced by these two photographs taken by The Star
photographer last Tuesday night.
The top photograph is taken in front of the home of James
Heath on Madison Street in Oak Grove. The nativity scene
was only one lighted group of figurines decorating the Heath
yard. The bottom photograph, showing Santa Claus and
Rudolph gaily waving to passersby, was taken at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Parker on Woodward Avenue. Many other
homes had decorations to rival these, but just a few could be
shown here. Now begins the task of taking down all the
ornaments and storing them for next year.
Gulf County Schools
Tuesday, Jan. 3
Hamburger with bun, toma-
to and lettuce, French fries,
Wednesday, Jan. 4
Fish with tartar sauce, toss-
ed salad, buttered corn, bread,
cake with icing, milk.
Thursday, Jan. 5
Spaghetti with meat sauce,
cabbage slaw, fruit dessert,
Friday, Jan. 6
Chicken salad in lettuce cup,
tomato wedge, carrot stick,
buttered green peas, crack-
H & R Block is looking for a responsible individual
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Radiators Are Our
on the car 2896
3ff the car *1850
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Radiators Cleaned & Repaired
* Fnr $16.50
* We repair auto air
All Work Guaranteed
l November 15, 1977 thru January 15, 1978
St. Joseph Telephone & Telegraph Company
Will Install A
Color Phone Extension
(Desk or Wall)
For Their Subscribers
WITHOUT SERVICE CONNECTION
You need only to pay a small monthly extension charge of $1.65
per month for residence extensions or $2.00 per month for
Contact Your Local Telephone Business Office Today
for More Information
St. Joseph Telephone
& Telegraph Co.
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Quality built times at
of your Firestone
Plus $1.72 F.E.T.
and old tire
"A" size 5-rib design.
Site Black White F.E.T.
A78-13 $19.95 $22.95 $1.72
B78-13 22.95 24.95 1.82
C78-14 23.95 26.95 2.01
D78-14 24.95 27.95 2.09
E78-14 26.95 28.95 2.23
F78-14 28.95 30.95 2.37
G78-14 29.95 31.95 2.53
H78-14 31.95 33.95 2.73
G78-15 30.95 32.95 2.59
H78-15 32.95 34.95 2.79
L78-15 34.95 37.95 3.09
All prices plus tax and old tire.
m 178-14, C78-14.
Deluxe Champion $E34
SSu -Belt" Plus .88 to
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Su pU oWBet and old tire.
Size A78-13 Whitewall
Plus $1.73 F.E.T. and
Plus $2.42 to $2.65
F.E.T. and old tire.
450 H78-14 15:
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PATE'S SERVICE CENTER
214 Monument Ave. Phone 227-1291
5 10 Fifth Street
Port St. Joe
Specials for Dec. 28-31
USDA Food Stamps
Our Exclusive Label
Extra Value Heavy Beef
Our Extra Value Heavy
Shidr Roast Lb.'88
Extra Value Heavy
Rump Roast Lb.79
a. CA Lean ..
Lb 69c Brisket Stew 39b.
5 Pounds or More
Ground CHUCK Lb
Lykes'Hickory Ranch__ Our Extra Value Hea
Sliced C --rChuck, 9
SBacon Chuck 7
USDA Choice Heavy Western Beef ZZ
II $1 59 'LIVERSS Gb. 69b
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I BEEF LIVER Lb. 69c
USDA Choice Heavy Western
Rib Eyes Lb.' 298 PIG FEET
USDA Choice Heavy Western PIG LIVER Lb.
N.Y. Strips Lb. 319 NCK BONES
3.9 NECK BONES
Lb. CHICKEN BREAST
bIGChoice Cut LE
THIGHS & LEGS
3 Pounds or More Pan
I Heavy Beef
5 Oz. Gleem-Reg. 92'
Regular Irish Juicy Navel
POTATOES 10 Lbs. 89C ORANGES
Tray Pak Lb. 4
2 for 35'
RED DELICIOUS APPLES
Lb. $ 1
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LAWN & LEAF BAGS
Fine Fare .
100 count $1.88
48 count $1.05
16 ounce 99W
22 ounce $1.01
32 ounce 87C
22 ounce 710
49 ounce $1.27
5 lb., 4 oz. $2.07
32 ounce $1.55
22 ounce $1.31
16 ounce 47c
29 ounce 690
30 ounce 75.
16 ounce 490
15V4 ounce can 530
32 ounce 72c
46 ounce 790
32 ounce 71
180 count 610
jumbo roll 59C
4 rbtl pkg. 79'
200 count 49c
5 count 91
8 count $148
25 Sq. Ft. Roll 43"
25 ounce 68C
Miracle Whip qt. $1.39
Mayonnaise qt. $1.47
Mustard 9 oz. 33c
Catsup 14 oz.51c
Peanut Butter 18 oz. $1.23
Cane Syrup 24 oz. $1.37
Fruit Cocktail 17.oz. 53c
Cut Green Beans. 17oz.39c
Golden Corn 17oz.37c
Del Monte -- --...-.. -. -
Sauerkraut 17 oz. 37c
Macaroni & Cheese 7 oz. 37c
15 oz. $1.07
s 16 oz. 55c
V2 Gal. 69c
100 Ct. $2.59
48 Ct. $1.33
16 oz. $1.51
23 oz. $1.39
64 oz. $2.81
32 oz. $1.43
49 Oz. $1.49
5 lb., 4 oz. $2.51
32 Oz. $2.79
22 Oz. $2.01
29 Oz. 81c
16 Oz. 57c
32 Oz. 83c
46 Oz. 83c
100 Ct. 65c
jumbo roll 73c
4 roll pkg. 99c
200 Ct. 67c
5 Ct. $1.09
8 Ct. $1.53
25 sq. ft. 47c
7.5 sq. ft. $1.21
32 Oz. $1.05
25 Oz. 71c
3 14 Uz. Kej
3 Lb. Bag 49
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M11 Swift's Premium Beef'
T-Bone Steak Lb Rebel Smoke
7' Swift's. Premium Beef 169 ge Swift
SLCubed Steak Lb. 1 .2 C Sir
Short Ribs Lb. '69_' P' Fores
Hormel Beef $49 Swift's Premium USDA
Rib Steak 12 Oz. Chck teak Ru
Swift's Premium Beef C ctC Loin C
gal. Beef Liver Lb49 lb. 99 Por
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Happy New Year USDA Good Heavy Beef
IEAHOG ROUND Ilb. 3
Sor lolen Cream
SOWLS ST EAK I. i3
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CHEEZ WHIZ 99 C MNo STEAKS '* 1"
Kraft Sharp or Garlic Sea Pik Frozen $41Q
Delergeo) SQUEEZE A S iK ,"z DEVILED CRAB pak
size TV ChiFr oe l33 12oz.
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jar Cozy Kitchen Frozen German
Chiffon I 75C Choc., Choc. or
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I| WHIPPED EO .b 75 hcoconUT CMKES ,-
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Giant BIRTHDAY CAKE : siz Sl
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S e COLLARD GREENS 2 :1z
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BE CLOSED SUNDAY, HEW YEAR'S DAY-
8 P.M. iNe Year's Eve and WlH be oapR Monday, Ja1. 2, 1978
rate Savings in '78
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_28-31, 1977 .w..tydb ud""
s Premium Beef b 19 Colonial sugar
s Premium Beef
!Eye Steak LbCoa$219 lonil S U.
loin Steak Lb. $ 39
'k Steak Lb. $119
np Roast Lb. 89
k.Chops LB 99 l
limit 1 wih i$10 ormore additional urnease
SAVORY lb. C
BACON 32 at.
limit 1 with $10 or more
Rn .d A
6 e' Chunk Lo lh
TOMATOES lb. 48C
S01101 ,. 59 B
Crisp Pascal l da i
CELERY a ~" 1
CUGUMBERS b.- 4 8
oZ. pkg. Cello Red w i
lADISH or8 3 ima
Large Bell ane TATO CHIPS
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