The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: December 21, 1978
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Industry Deep Water Port Fine People Safest Beaches in Florida

151 Per Copy

The Perfect


Gather the family round the tree.
Exchange gifts of warmth and affection.
Let your house ring with laughter and
sparkle with lights and conversation.
Now begins the magical season of
lov4, kindness and good feeling.
It a time for revelry, for
sharing simple pleasures. It
is our fond hope that the
very special spirit of the
Christmas season remains
with you all year long.

Wishing you Happy Holidays

Wesley R. Ramsey
Frenchie Ramsey

William H. Ramsey Charlie A. Fennell Catherine Ramsey
Shirley Ramsey Carol Ramsey Richard Coffey

Stephen Coffey



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How Do You Spell


One of the big beefs at this time
of the year is the common use of the
letter "X" in place of' the letters
"Christ'" in spelling the word
"Christmas". Many people don't
like it and to others it makes no
A typographer,, making up a
page with the word "Christmas" in a
line, uses the letter "X" as an
abbreviation because there is only
so much space in any particular line
of type and sometimes the letters
"Christ", just simply won't fit.
There isn't room.
This is what happened to the
S baby Jesus when he was born: there
was no room at the inn for his
mother and father to spend the
night, so he was born in a stable.
To many, many people today,
there is no room in their lives for the
baby Jesus,, so it matters little to
them, at Christmas or any other
time of the year, whether "Christ-
mas" is spelled with, an "X" or the
letters "Christ".
, : Throughout the mathematical
world, the letter "X" stands for the
unknown. Since mathematics is an
important factor in the lives of all of
us, we're familiar with that use of
the letter. It's one of the first things
a student learns when he goes to
taking algebra in school. "X" is the
Using this principle, it is proper
for increasingly large numbers of
people throughout the world to spell

"Christmas" with an "X". Since
Christ is unknown in their lives, they
feel right at home spelling "Christ-
mas" with an "X".
When we here at The Star spell
"Christmas" with an "X", it's
because the full word won't fit in the
space allowed. All 'of the other
reasons for using this abbreviation
does not fit in our case.
The point is, whether or not one

spells the word with an "X" or as it
should be, it is an important
reminder at this time of the year
that the Christ be known for what he
is: the one sent by God to be the
Savious of the world. It doesn't
matter how you spell "Christmas",
as long as the "X" isn't the unknown
quantity in our life and so long as we
have room for him in our everyday

4 w

St. Joe Paper Company's Christmas display says it best

Expresses Gratitude and Support for Vazquez

Dear Mr. Ramsey,
We .would appreciate this
opportunity to express, our
gratitude and support to Dr.

Vazquez. various members of our fam
We have, within the last six ily.
months, made several visits to On each occasion, Dr. Va
our local emergency room, for quez has proven to be ver

Says Thanks LETTERS

for H ospitalto the Editor


n- competent, as well as interes-
ted and gentle.
z- Before residing in Port St.
ry Joe, we have had experiences
with many doctors of large
cities and hospitals.
Dr. Vazquez has been, in our
opinion, as knowledgable as
they, with much more com-
passion than most.
We want to stand on record
during this time of controver-

sey, as stating that Port St.
Joe has three wonderful doc-
tors, who have served our
community well, for many
years, and continue to do so,
today. We now have Dr.
Vazquez, who possesses a skill
and humaness, within him
that Port St. Joe should work
diligently in keeping.
Rev. and Mrs. Don V

S President Jimm y Carter an-
nounced Friday night that the
United States was shoving another
of its faithful friends out in the cold.
That's some Christmas gift to give
the Nationalist Chinese! It sounds to
us much like the old threat of giving
a kid a bundle of switches for
Christmas if he isn't good. In, this
case, the one who should be getting
the bundle of switches for his
behavious is the one doing the
We know that the mainland
Chinese have tacked a proviso onto'
their conditions for resuming rela-
tions. That proviso is that we
abandon the Nationalist Chinese on
Formosa. Abandonment of a friend

A Layman's View

Bible Notes

Luke 2:1-17
To me there is no passage so.
beautiful and important as the
account of the birth of Jesus in
the second chapter of Luke.
May the reading of this bless
'you at this Christmas time.


Criticism is cheap
because of the abun-
dant supply and the
limited demand.

' Nw *v //f
. .
to satisfy an avowed enemy seems
foolish to us.
It would seem to us that we
should have learned our lesson in
years past about this business of
abandoning friends. We get them
out on a limb with all sorts of
promises, then saw the limb off
behind them. No wonder we are
finding it increasingly harder to
persuade other nations to stand by
us. They all suspect that we will
leave them hanging in a precarious
position at some point of time in the
future. .
If a person or a nation can't
standby a proven friend, what hope
has he for a secure future?

upon them, and the glory of
the Lord shone round about
them; and they were sore
And the angel said unto
them. Fear not: for, behold. I.
bring you good tidings of great
joy. which shall be to all
people. For unto you is born
this day in the city of David a
Savior, which is Christ the
Lord. And this shall be a sign
unto you: Ye shall find the
babe wrapped in swaddling
clothes, lying'in a manger.
And, suddenly there was
with the angel a multitude of
heavenly hosts praising God
and saying. Glory to God in
the highest, and on earth
peace, good will toward men.
And it came to pass as they
were -gone away from them
into heaven, the shepherds
said one to another. Let us now
go even unto Bethlehem, and
see this thing which is come to
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
% hen'fThe. had seen it they
made known the saying which
was told them concerning the

"And it came to pass in
those days, that there went out
a decree from Caesar Augus-
tus that all the world should be
taxed. (And this taxing was
first made when Cyrenius was
governor of Syria.) And all
went to be taxed to his own
city. And Joseph also went up
from Galilee. out of the city of
David, which is called Bethle-
hem: (because he was of the
house and lineage of David:)
to be taxed with Mary his
espoused wife. being great
with child. And so it was, that.
while they were there, the
days were accomplished that
she should be delivered. And
she brought forth her first
born son and wrapped him in
swaddling clothes, and laid
him in a manger: because
there was no room for them in
the inn.
And there were in the
same country shepherds abid-
ing in the field, keeping watch
over their flock by night. And,
lo. the angel of the Lord came

Dear Mr. Ramsey,
I have lived and practiced
medicine in the city of Port St.
Joe for eleven and a half years
now, and wish to say thanks to
- all of you, the Hospital, its
present and past administra-.
tors. Mr. Zyski and' Miss
McLane, for helping to make
this the best place in the world
to live and work.
I am happy and satisfied
with the present administra-
tion, the Hospital board, and
the staff of the Hospital and
wish you all a Merry Christ-

Letter To

Santa Claus
(This letter arrived at The
Star too late to be placed
with the other letters print-
ed in this week's issue. We
,couldn't disappoint the
young writers, however, so
here it is, out of place, but
in the paper.)
Dear Santa.
I'm going to tell you what I
want for Christmas. I want a
kick and go and a babby wet
and care and I want a choo
choo train and I want a
Charley Brown record too and
I want a puppy and I want a
play icebox too and I want a
play sink too and Charley
Brown book and news Kats too
that all.
This is
Stephanie Gilley
Dianne Montgomery


High and low tides for St.
Joseph's Bay for the upcom-
ing week are shown in the
table below. The information
is furnished by the U.' S.
Weather Bureau station in
High Low
Thursday 12:49A 10:51 A
Friday 8:02P 10:18 A
Saturday 7:10P 9:14 A
Sunday 7:09 P 6:00 A
Monday 7:26P 5:16 A
Tuesday 7:55P 5:45A
Wednesday 8:33P 6:20 A
Thursday 9:13A 7:00 A



WITH CHRISTMAS just a couple of days off,
can New Years be far behind? And with the
advent of New Years can one expect to see a
football game or two on the tube?
One person, especially, here in Port St. Joe,
who is awaiting the New Years day games is
Carl White. You know Carl. If you don't you
should. Carl is as big as a grizzly bear, but he has
a grin spread across his face which assures one
he is really just a great big pussycat.
Carl graduated from the University of
Alabama and played football there for "The
Bear". He now teaches building trades at Port
St. Joe High School.
The other day, Carl was in St. Joe Hardware
getting some supplies for his classes and he and
Jimmy Costin got to speculating on who was
going to be the national champion after New
Years day. Carl is a rabid Alabama fan. He
thinks "The Bear" really can walk on water. But
Carl doesn't have much faith in. the Crimson Tide
becoming national champions. "Just you wait
and see", Carl surmised, with a shake of an
extended finger on the end of a hand the size of a
king-size pizza, "Even if Alabama beats Penn
State, which they are going to do, the writers will
all vote for Southern Cal and Alabama will be
robbed of a national championship again."
Have faith, Carl. Don't despair. If "The
Bear" has a track inside enough to allow him to
walk on water, he can also manage for a writer's
vote to be cast for Alabama, whether or not the
writer wishes it. Alabama will be number one. At
that point, Carl's eternal smile will spread from
ear to ear for at least a few days.

THERE WAS a time when we here at The
Star and maybe two or three others owned the
only good cameras in this area. Our numbers
were few and we had calls daily and even into the
night by people who needed a picture made. We
still do, but not to the extent as in the past. Unless
we just possibly couldn't go at that time, we
usually lacked up our trusty Roleiflex or Minolta
and trundled off to take a picture for someone.

By: Wesley R. Ramsey

Now, there is a rash of good cameras in Port
St. Joe. You'd be surprised at the people who
have purchased themselves a good camera and
gotten into the interesting, pleasureful and
satisfying hobby of taking pictures. It's hard for
us to go anywhere anymore but what we run into
two or three people present with fine cameras
taking their pictures and thoroughly enjoying
themselves. A
I'd be willing to guess that taking pictures
with a good camera is equally as satisfying and
enjoyable as sitting in the woods all night
listening to the hounds run in a fox hunt. And,
even though a good camera costs a good piece of
money, it's still cheaper than keeping up hound

I TOLD you the other week I was trying to
get into shape for Christmas by losing a pound or
two in anticipation to the feasting at the
I've quit all that.
Last week I read a piece in the paper which
said "Fat is fashionable. According to a survey
carried by one of Britain's biggest shirt makers,
women seem to prefer a man with just the
slightest suggestion of a paunch." I qualify, so
I'm not going to disturb things-
I saw A. B. Pratt downtown Friday and told
him about this revelation and he said, "Humph!
If that was true, I couldn't fight 'em off.
However, I want to tell you that I have a few
other attributes which will protect me from
having to become the lothario of Gulf County."
Come to think of it, I don't have to fight my
way down the street, either. I have the paunch,
but that's as far as it goes.
Maybe A. B. and I should move to Britain.
where we'll be in big demand. The only thing is,
the rest of us couldn't stand the pressure.
CHRISTMAS IS just around the corner, as
we said, but this year we'll have to content
ourselves with listening to recordings of the
Vienna Boys Choir. The law finally caught up
with them. They will not be performing in
person. It's against the law to have adolescent
boys working on a holiday. After all these years,
we find this out. Funny, I thought Christmas was
a "holy" day, not a "holi" day.
Too, the American Jewish Congress wants
all Christmas observances banned from public
schools on grounds they hurt non-Christian
children and violate the constitutional principle
that such schools be religiously neutral.
How, pray tell, can a reference to God or his
son Jesus Christ, hurt anybody? About the only
ones I know who are hurt by the mention of t
Christmas, are those who ignore it.



Wit- Wl PHONE 227-1278 IN COUNTY-ONE YEAR, S.00 SIX MONTHS, $3.00 THREE MONTHS, $127.50
l Published Every Thursday at 306 Williams Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida OUT OFP rfUNTY-S7.00 OUT OF U.S.-One Year, 9.00
By The Star Publishing Company PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456
Second-Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 TO ADVERTISERS-In case of error or omissions In advertisements, the publishers do not hold
Themselves liable for damage further than amount received for such advertisement.
Wesley R. Ramsey ..... ...... Editor and Publisher
William H. Ramsey ...... ............ Production Supt. SECOND-CLASS POSTAGE PAID The spoken word Is given scant attention; the printed word Is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word'
t S Frenchie L. Ramsey ......'............ Office Manager ATPORTST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 barely asserts;the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printedword remains.
Shirley K. Ramsey .......................... Typesetter


THE STAR, Port St. Joe. Fla. Thurs&3, Decembee 21, 1978

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe. Fla. Thursday, December 2

Peninsula Developers Ask for Water

Three Hurt In Past Week In Automobile Accidents

County and City law enforcement agen-
.cies report three automobile accidents in the
vicinity during the past week, which sent
three people to the hospital for treatment.
The first of the collisions happened last
Friday afternoon at the intersection of Reid
Avenue and Highway 71 at about 4:20 p.m.
According to investigating officer James
Graves, Terence Gregory Abrams of 1106
,Monument Avenue was travelling west on
Highway 71, when a second vehicle, driven by
*G. F. Miller of Port St. Joe came through the
intersection off Reid Avenue and hit Abrams'
car in the side.

Graves said Abrams swerved left in an
attempt to avoid the accident, but was.
There were no injuries reported.
-The second accident happened Sunday at
about 1:00 p.m., on County Road 20, known
locally as the old CC road.
According to Gulf County Deputy: Sheriff,
Joe Johnson, Michael Cannon of Port St. Joe
was driving his car east on the road, with
three' passengers along with him, Johnson
said Cannon said he lost control of the car on a
curve after it hit a stump, and overturned.

The accident happened about four miles
east of County Road 386, the Overstreet Road.
The Port St. Joe unit of the Gulf County
Volunteer Ambulance Service went to the
scene and took Cannon to the hospital with
back, head and internal injuries.
Passengers in the car, Richard Cannon,
Earl, Williams and Tony Boyd were not
injured, apparently.
The accident was investigated by Florida
Highway Patrol Trooper. Pendleton of Pana-
ma City.-
Monday afternoon, both Julius W. Shack-

leford of 240 Avenue D and Robin Jackson of
303 Avenue E were taken to' Municipal
Hospital by Gulf County Ambulance when
they sustained injuries in a crash at the
intersection of Avenue D and Peters Street.
According to investigating officers, How-
ard Rogers and James Graves, Jackson, who
was travelling on Peters Street, failed to yield
the right of way, causing the accident.
Approximately $2,500 in damages, were
inflicted on Shackleford's vehicle and $850 to
Jackson's car.
Both men were charged with failure to
have a drivers' license.

Gene Raffield Appalled At Hard Poverty In Nigeria

Gene Raffield, manager of
Raffield Fisheries here in Port
. St. Joe, gave an interesting
-talk to the Kiwanis Club
Tuesday on a recent trip he
"made to Nigeria and Egypt to
sell his.seafood product.
Raffield said the worst part
of the trip was being away

St. Joe Paper Company
will begin shutting down its
mill Saturday for the holi-
days, according to Robert
Nedley, an executive with
the firm.

Nedley said the mill will
begin shutting down Satur-
day and will be closed by
7:00 p.m., Saturday in
order to allow its employ-
ees to spend Christmas

from home on' Thanksgiving
day. He said he spent Thanks-
giving with a small American
community in Nigeria.
Raffield said his party of 13
people first stopped in Lagos,
Nigeria, where they landed at
an airport "about like Raffield
International here at Jones

with their families.
Nedley said the mill
would be down all week
long on Christmas week.
Minor maintenance and
repairs would then be
made on January 1, 2 and 3,,
with the mill resuming
operations on Thursday,
January 4.
"These are our plans as
they now stand", Nedley

Homestead". He described
Lagos as a city of 12 million
people in an area about the
size of Gulf County.
He was introduced to the
phrase "dash money" which
is the tip one has to give
everybody if they make any
progress. He said it took him
two hours to get through
immigration, when a $10 bill
would have 'dashed' him
through in 10 minutes he found
out later.
He described Nigeria as an
unbelievably poor nation
where sewer systems and
electric lights are almost
unknown. "We had a tele-
phone i.nd TV in our hotel
room", he said, "but there
were no TV stations and
nobody with a phone to call, so
they were useless". He said
the only contact'with the
outside world was a radio
which could pick up two
foreign short-wave stations.
Raffield described Nigeria
as a nation of 110 million

people in an area about the
size of Texas. "And all of those
people are hungry", he said.
"Nigerians spend 99c of every,
$1.00 they earn just trying to
get enough food to eat".
The nation has 200 lan-'
guages and 500 political par-
As an example of their
economy, Raffield said the
average Nigerian makes
about $200 a year. Gasoline
costs him $1.75 a gallon,
chickens $4.00 each and pea-
nut butter $8.25 a jar. He said
mullet, which he was selling to
them by the boatload, sells for
$1.25 a pound.

The speaker said women
were used to unload the fish-
from the ship,i which they
carried ashore on their head.
"They unloaded'a million
pounds of fish,in a day and by
the time they :were through, it
had already been picked up by
the people who took it home
for food. It didn't make it to

the market."
Raffield said the well-to-do
in Nigeria made their money
selling ,slaves over a century
ago. Raffield said, "A black
South Carolina official in our
group said he wanted to look
up the former slave-dealing
family who sold his ancestors
and thank him for selling his
'roots' a long time ago."
From Nigeria, the party
went to Egypt, which he said
wasn't much better off. They
too, are desperate for food.
"Visiting Egypt made me a
better American", Raffield
said. "There I stood in the
pyramids, the beautiful tombs
and impressive buildings of a
civilization of over 5,000 years
ago and even today the nation
has troubleproviding the bare
necessities for its people. Here
in. America we are only 200
years old and our people are
blessed with plenty." -
The club was presented with
an appreciation plaque by the
Girl Scouts for sponsoring the
local Troop. The presentation

was made by District Repre-
sentative Mrs. Harriett My-
ers, local leader, Mrs. CUrtis
Lane and Girl Scouts Theanne
Younge and Mitzi Young.

Class of '69 to

Plan Reunion

Robert Nobles, the class
president of the Class of 1969,
has called another meeting of
any seniors graduating with
the class.
Nobles has set the meeting
for Saturday, December 23 at
7:00 p.m., in the Florida'
Power Lounge.
The purpose of the meeting
is to begin organization of
plans for a 10-year class
reunion to be held next year.
Nobles said any and all
seniors of the class of 1969 are
invited to attend the meeting
and take part in -the plans for
the reunion.

A Tallahassee corp
with land holdings
Joseph Peninsula, exj
an interest Tuesday ni
building a fresh water p
across the Bay to the
sula and purchasing
water from the City.
L. Glenn Stubbs,
Tallahassee, a represe
of Cape San Blas Partn
Ltd., told the Comm
Tuesday night his corp
owns some 43 acres of I
the Peninsula which cai
developed due to a 1
water supply and inab
get potable water from
Stubbs told the Comr
his group has a firm int
in constructing the eig
pipeline at an appro
cost of $350,000 and sul
water to their subdivisi
State Park and other pc
developments on the
sula, if the City can
and is willing to sell
Stubbs said their en,
anticipated they would
up to 75,000 gallons of
per day.
Mayor Frank Pate sp
the Board in telling
that the City would be
ested in getting a j
customer if the system
provide the volume. Cc
siofler Tom Coldewe
gested the City get wit
engineers, currently
ing the water treatment
expansion to see if the C
the water to sell.
Stubbs told the Boa
group would pay for
pipeline and installation
only thing they want tt
to obligate itself for
furnish the treated wal
set a price on how mucl
be charged.
Mayor Pate told Stul
City's engineer would 1
tacted and he would
touch with their engine

1, 1978



oration an answer.
pressed A change in one of the City's
eight, in ordinances was introduced
pipeline and read for the first time
Penin- Tuesday night.
fresh The change would allow
home owners to use schedule
Jr., of 40 PVC pipe for sewer outfall
native from a building to the City's
iership, mains. The ordinance now
mission requires cast iron pipe.
oration The change would allow the
land on PVC only from and beyond
nnot be five feet from the building.
ack of A clean-out plug would be
)ility to required at the connection
wells, with the City main and a
mission plumbing permit would be
rested required for installation.
ht inch The ordinance change will
iximate be read the second time for
applying adoption at the next meeting.
potential In other business matters,
Penin- the Commission:
furnish -Appointed Clerk Charles
1 them Brock as their CETA commit-
tee representative.
g-Received bids on several
gid neers pieces of equipment for the
wneea Wastewater Treatment Plant
and took the bids under study.
-Increased pay for volun-
oke for teer firemen from $3.50 to
Stubbs $4.00 per fire answered.
would Offices Set
y sug- H lid
th their O days
it plant County and city offices
:ity has will observe the Christmas'
holidays by being closed
for a day or two during the
ird his Christmas season. -
all the The City Hall will be
Dn. The closed Friday of this weelk
he City and Tuesday of next week
is to. to allow employees some.
ter and time off.
h would The Gulf County Court-
house will be closed on.
bbs the Tuesday of next week.'
be con- Other county employees-:
be in will be off Friday and
er with Tuesday.

Billy Joe Rish serves as master of ceremonies at dedication ceremonies Friday afternoon

Tribute Paid Former

Mayor In Unveiling
y g

This plaque marks the tribute paid to former Mayor Joe L. Sharit and John Robert Smith

Tribute was paid to a former Mayor of
'Port St. Joe last Friday afternoon, when a
monument was dedicated to the memory of
Joe L. Sharit, who served the City in a
leadership capacity for many years.
The monument and the dedication were
the ideas of the Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club and
especially one of its members, John Robert
Smith. Although it wasn't known to Smith
until the plaque on the monument was
unveiled, he also came in for his share of the
Sharit was honored at the occasion since
it was through his efforts that the street was
four-laned when it was built back in the 1930's.
Sharit prevailed on the State Road Depart-
ment at that time to build the four lane street
to make the approach to the city one of beauty
and utility.
Since that time, John Robert Smith has
dedicated himself to seeing that Sharit's
wishes for the appearance of the median strip
were carried out. Much of the actual work he
has done himself. Other parts of the work he
has personally supervised and led his civic
club, the Kiwanis Club, in much of the
building of flower beds, planting shrubs and
keeping them, tended.
At the ceremony itself, which was attended

by about 75 people and 'officials, tribute was
paid to former Mayor Sharit for his long and
fruitful service to the betterment of the City of
Port St. Joe. Not only was Sharit a long-time
Mayor and Commissioner for the city
government, he also held many important
positions in and around the city. He was Vice
President in charge of the Apalachicola
Northern Railroad, the St. Joseph Telephone
and Telegraph Company, President of the
Florida First National Bank at Port St. Joe
and a former Florida State Senator. He was
known andrespected throughout the state and
was usually able to get things done for Port
St. Joe.
Present Mayor Frank Pate said of Sharit:
"He was a great man. He did many things for
our community. Some of these things will
never be known. I hope our city, county, and
state will continue to produce great men such
as Sharit who will stand for what is right,
regardless of the cost."
Cecil Costin, Jr., spoke for the Sharit
family and said, "Mr. Sharit was instrumen-
tal in building many things in our city. There
was the Municipal Hospital, its later
expansion, the Centennial Building, baseball
parks and many other things. He was
dedicated to growth and progress in the City
of Port St. Joe."

Gannon Buzzett, president of the Kiwanis
club said the club and its members was proud
to have hAd a part in beautifying the median
and was very proud of their former member
and what he had meant to their club and to the
Shirley Ramsey, president of the Garden
Club, who has collaborated with Smith in
further beautification of the median said:
"The median as it now appears stands as an
example of proper planning. Our city, the
citizens and government can be proud of what
has been accomplished. The Garden Club is
proud to have been a part of this
Former Representative Billy Joe Rish
served as master of ceremonies for the
dedication and paid tribute to John Robert
Smith for his interest and hard work in what
has been accomplished. Rish led Smith and
Cecil Costin, Jr., to the side of the monument,
where they unveiled the bronze plaque which
faces the monument. Rish announced to the
audience, then, that Smith's name, which was
at the bottom of the plaque was a surprise to
Smith and had been arranged by the Kiwanis
Club and the City Commission as a tribute to
someone who would "give us a push now and
then and get this thing done."

John Robert Smith and Cecil G. Costin, Jr., unveil plaque while Billy Joe Rish watches


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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 21, 1978

Supervisor of Elections Verifyg Names

l1ecall Petition Filed Asking for

Ouster of Four Commissioners

Four of Port St. Joe's City Commission-
ers received an early Christmas present late
last week, when a threatened recall petition
was filed with City Auditor and Clerk Charles
Brock. The petition 'was filed by Nathan
Peters, Jr., who signed an affidavit that he
was the leader of the group which worked up
the petition.
The, petition started a series of legal
maneuvers to recall Mayor-Commissioner
Frank Pate. and. Commissioners James B.
SRoberts, Wesley R. Ramsey and John Robert
SSmith. Commissioner Tom. S. Coldewey was
not included in the recall charges.
.The initial petition, containing some 340
names, listed a series of nine charges against
the four Commissioners, which the:petition-
ers felt were serious enough to demand recall.
The charges included:
S-Failure' to take necessary, action to
'restrain wanton dissemination of patients'
hospital records.
-The Board failed to correct rapid and
relentless deterioration of the Municipal
-The Board failed to answer questions

asked at the August, 1978 hospital Board
-The Board continued to evade the issue
of renewal of the contract of Emergency
Room physician, Dr. Joseph V. Vazquez.
-The Board failed to take immediate
action on the recommendation of the people to
.fire Dr. Vazquez and Richard Zyski (the
Hospital administrator).
-The Board accepted a petition not
presented by anyone at the November, 1978
Board meeting.
-The Board exhibited personal animos-
ity against a large faction of the people of
Port St. Joe.
-During a time of turmoil, the Board
failed to call special meetings or hold regular
meetings from August 8, 1978 to November 14,
1978 in order to seek solutions.
-The Board was evasive in the location
of the November 14, 1978 Board meeting.
The procedure' for the' recall move to
make, which was initiated last Thursday,
would require that the petition, as presented
last week, contain at least 10 percent of the

names of the registered voters of Port St. Joe.
There is some uncertainty at this time as to
just how many names this would be. but
estimates are that it would-take. about 300
valid names to meet the requirements of the
law. Supervisor of Elections. Mrs. Dessie Lee
Parker is out of town for two weeks, so no
definite number of names needed for the
petition could be obtained. After presentation
to Clerk Brock, the petition must go to Mrs.
Parker's office for verification of the
signatures as those of registered voters
within the City of Port-St. Joe.
Mrs. Parker has up to 30 days to verify
the names, after which time they will be
presented to the Commissioners affected by
the petition. The Commissioners will then
have five days to answer the charges.
After the Commission answers the
charges, the petitioners must then secure
another petition which must contain 15
percent of the registered voters within the
City. The second petition would then have its
signatures verified and presented to the
Commission, who then must set up a recall

I Beast of RealBurden
'' A camel is known as a beast of burden, but this brute
t probably thinks Gene Raffield is a burden which carries his

election if the petition meets the require-
ments of the law.
'The Commission is entitled to use several
legal steps along the way of the procedures
for filing the petitions and calling for the
If the petitions are prepared properly and
the election results show the majority of the
people within the City wish to have the four
Commissioners removed from office, they
will then be removed from office. If the
election fails to get this mandate from city
electors, the Commissioners, of course, would
remain in office.
The' recall petition is the most recent
move by a group of people who have been
vocal in their opposition to the Commission,
who also serves as the Board of Directors of
the Municipal Hospital, since July, when the
Board asked Dr. P. V. Poonai and his wife,
Dr. Anila Poonai. to move out of space they
had occupied in the Municipal Hospital for
two years. The Poonai's have since built a
new office building at the corner of Third
Street and Long Avenue and moved into
Still the controversy rages.

reputation jjist a bit too far. (ene rode the camel in the Far
East recently. where he went on a trip to peddle the product
he is known throughout this area for mullet. While Gene
wasn't astride a camel, he managed to sell a pound or two of

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A Christmas Dance will be
held at' the Washington Re-
creation Center on December
25th from 10 until two a.m.,
sponsored by the Washington
Recreation Center Board of

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 21, 1978

Xmas Dance

Devastation, a band out of
the Tampa area, will be the
featured attraction. You bet-
ter be ready because Devasta-
tion is blowing away audi-
ences all over with their funky
rock 'n' roll explosion. This

eight-piece horn band has the
right moves and the tight
grooves to get the house up on
their feet and dancing. Their
energetic stage manner and
vibrant vocals compliment
dynamic musical arrange-
Tickets may be purchased
from any member of the WRC
Boad of Advisors for $4.50. To
reserve a table call 229-8323.
All proceeds will go to the
Washington Recreation Cen-

GARC Board
Participates In
Last Saturday the board of
directors of the Gulf County
Association for Retarded Citi-
zens participated in an orien-
tation and training session.
The session was led by Linden
Thorn, Executive Director of
the Florida Association for
Retarded Citizens, and is
being offered to local ARC's
throughout the state.
There to gain information
about their duties and respon-
sibilities as board members
were Chester Gant, Robert
Moore, Rita Sanders, and
Rev. Larry Wells.

a very few students through-
out the United States who have
achieved and maintained a
high scholastic average and
can meet the Department of
the Army's rigid physical
requirements. It covers the
cost of tuition, books, labora-
tory fees, and a monthly
subsistence allowance.
Beginning in September of
1979, Woodrow plans to attend
Florida State University in
Tallahassee where he will
major in Medical Technology.
Upon graduation from college,
he will be commissioned as a
second lieutenant in the Uni-
ted States Army.

r is ing 1 ou anO ]ours

Celebrate Christmas in style! We
want to take a moment out of the
* holiday rush to thank you for your

Aline's Coiffures

May the, peae Of.that blessed aight;
be with you and yours. We're wishing
you much joy!

St. Joe Machine Co.

tI .Issings

of C hristmas

Light the Christmas



with sprigs of pine-! As
you gather together

friends to celebrate

the time-honored

traditions of this

joyous season,





your hearts be filled

with peace and

harmony. We're

wishing you a

Christmas glowing

with old-fashioned

warmth, child-like

radiance and every

"Unto them an angel
appeared saying ... 'He
is born ... the Prince of

St. Joe Auto Parts
Dick Rick Scott

Harold --Vaughn Sue

St. Joe Paper Company

Woodrow Jones Gets Scholarship


First United
Methodist Church
Constitution and Monument Ave.
Port St. Joe, Fla.

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

Woodrow A. Jones, Jr., the
son of Mr. and Mrs.' W.A.
Jones of 106 Bellamy Circle,
was recently awarded a four
year Army ROTC scholarship.
This scholarship is the accu-
mulation of many hours of
hard work and dedication by
Woodrow in such areas as
classroom work, athletics,
community activities and in-
dividual dedication.
It is a reflection not only of
himself, but also of his par-
ents, teachers, and commu-
nity. Scholarships of this
nature are competitive, and
are awarded annually to only

THE STAR. Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 21, 1978

Inside of Home Badly Damaged

Fire Strikes Hurlbut

Home F
Fire gutted the home of Mr. and Mrs. M
Friday at noon. The home, located on Eighth
gutted inside by the fire, which apparently s
kitchen while the Hurlbuts were eating dinner
The dining room began to fill with smc
Hutlbut ran to the kitchen only to find a wall
The fire department was called but by the
there, the home, which was built 6f heart pine v
the rear of the home. Quick action by the fire
confined the fire to the damaged parts dov
managed to bring the upstairs portion of the
control before the entire home was destroyed

riday at Noon
1. K. Hurlbut Fire damage was confined to the rear section of the'
Street, was home, but heavy smoke and water poured on the fire
tarted in the damaged the remainder of the inside of the home and its
r. furnishings.
Highland View's fire department was called to the blaze
oke and Mr. for stand-by, but the local department quickly controlled the
in the room conflagration, after pouring a great deal of water on the
burning home.
In the top photo, firemen are shown bustling around,
time they got getting their hoses to the worst part of the fire. In the photo
xas blazing in below, fireman Joe Badger shoots a stream of water into the
e department upstairs section, which was also heavily damaged.
wnstairs and Heavy smoke from the home hampered the firemen in
home under their operations until they began to bring the fire under
inside, control.
-Star photos

We want to thank everyone
in Port St. Joe and surround-
(Ag communities for the help
a hown us during the fire that
destroyed our home. The Fire
Departments were superb al-

so so many others who volun-
teered to help out.
Truly Port St. Joe is a
wonderful place to live. To the
many that sent, lovely gifts
and for, the many phone calls,
offering help, we thank you

'from the bottom of our hearts.
May God bless every one of
Miles. Lizamae and Ken
Say You Saw It In The Star

May the message of hope and peace He
brought us on that first holy night
spread throughout the year.

Florida Boy Seafood
401 Garrison Ave.
The B. A. Collier Family

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As we hang our
stockings, we're
wishing you the
happiest of holidays.

Dessie Lee
Supervisor of Elections

Jim Gregg Featured In

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Phone 648-8900 Mexico Beach

Rhmstmas Blessinqs

May the Child King horn in Bethlehem that starry night
shower His love and blessings on you this Christmas seasup.
May peace reign in your hearts!

St. Joe Hardware Co.

from The Gull's Cry
Volunteer work in any job
can be hectic and time con-
suming, but for Jim Gregg, a
sophomore student .in the
nursing program at Gulf
Coast, volunteer work is the
best way to go.
Gregg, 36, and a veteran in
the U.S. Army, is a registered
Emergency Medical Techni-
cian (EMT). He has been with
the Gulf County volunteer
ambulance service since they
started in 1974 and has served
as director of the service for
the last year and a half.
In addition to his work with
the ambulance service, Gregg
has been a scrub technician at
Port St. Joe Municipal Hospi-
tal, which adequately quali-
fies him to teach EMT classes
for a Gulf Coast extension
facility at Port St. Joe.
Forty man hours of volun-
teer work can be hectic, but
Gregg enthusiastically re-
plies, "I enjoy it."

A portion of the nursing
curriculum includes teaching
kindergarten children what it
is like to go to the hospital.
Gregg goes beyond this and
takes cub scouts and girl
scouts on tours of the ambu-
lance service.
"This is to lessen their fears
in case they ever have to ride
in one," he adds.
Gregg was recently appoint-
ed to the Advisory Board of
Emergency Services for this

To Celebrate
In honor of the fiftieth
wedding anniversary of Mr.
and Mrs: Broward Wood their
sons and daughters request
the pleasure of your company
on Sunday, December 31 from
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at their home
in Dalkeith.
No invitationsare being
sent but all friends and
relatives are invited to attend.

area. He is the recipient of the
Junior Service League Memo-
rial Scholarship. ,
Gregg will graduate in May
as a registered nurse and
plans to continue his education
with a master's degree in
pediatrics nursing (working
with children) as his goal.
"The more education I have
the better nurse I can be."
Jim and his wife Lynda,
have two daughters, ages 13
and 11.

I want to thank all the good
people of Port St. Joe who
contributed on the color TV
for my daughter Eathel. She is
enjoying it so very much. God
bless each one of you.
Mrs. Annie Porter

SeasoA: Greetings



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PAGE EIGHT THE STAR, Port St. Joe. Fla. Thursday, December 21, 1978

IWins Five Ribbons In

State Flower Show

Mrs. Ralph Nance exhibited
her prize-winning floral ar-

rangements last Thursday at
the December meeting of the

Port St. Joe Garden Club.
The State Flower Show of
the Florida Federation of
Garden Clubs was held recent-
ly in Orlando, with hundreds
of entries from the 12 districts
represented. The flower show
used a Christmas theme for
the show, with arrangers in-
terpreting different aspects in
.their designs. Mrs. Nance is
shown at right with her ar-
rangement of citrus fruit,
entered in the all fresh mater-
ial category, interpreting the
"Hues of Christmas," and
took a third place ribbon.
The miniature arrange-.
ment at left, took a blue ribbon
and Best of Show in Minia-
tures. The entire arrangement
is only three and a half inches
high, actually smaller than
the photograph.
In addition to these two
prize winners, Mrs. Nance
won another blue ribbon and
two red ribbons (second
place) in the miniature cate-

Best of Show in Miniatures in State Flower Show


Corner of Fourth St. & Second Ave.
Welcome Friends
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.
Nursery Provided

Mrs. Nance admires citrus arrangement.

Stanley Hughes

Final Plans Told

Mr. and Mrs. Wilm
Stanley have announce
final wedding plans fo
daughter, Diane, to Jan
Hughes, son of Mr. an
Henry, K. Hughes of A

her A. The marriage will take
ed the place at 3:00 p.m. Saturday,
r their December 23, at the First
mes 0. United Methodist Church of
d Mrs. Port St.,Joe. The ceremony
klbany, will be performed by the
Reverend Johny McCurdy.
Father Fausto Stampiglia will
be assisting.
S No local invitations are
being sent, but all friends are
invited to attend the wedding
and reception.

Jennifer Kristine Johnson

Jennifer Is

One Year Old
Jennifer Kristine Johnson
celebrated her first birth-
day, Sunday, December 10,:at
the home of her grandmother,
Mrs. Sadie Gilbert of Apalach-
Helping Jennifer to cele-
brate were her sister, Wendy,
and cousins, Susan and Sam-
my Gilbert. Jennifer's parents
,are Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Johnson of Port St. Joe.

Mr. and Mrs. James E.
Gaddis of Mexico Beach, are
proud to announce the engage-
ment and approaching mar-
riage .of their daughter, Ter-
resa Ann, to George Robert
Capps, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.
L. Lindsey of Port St. Joe, and
the late Fletcher Capps.
Terresa is a 1978 graduate of

Lavetta Best

Marks Birthday

Port St. Joe High School, and
is now employed with Florida
First National Bank at Port
St. Joe.
Robert is a 1975 graduate of
Port St. Joe High School, and
is now employed with St. Joe
Paper Company.
The wedding will be an
event of January 12, 1979 at
8:00 p.m. at the Beach Baptist
Chapel, St. Joe Beach.
No local invitations are
being sent. All friends and
relatives, of the couple are
invited to attend the wedding.

We're joining the jolly
/ old elf in wishing you a
very merry holiday.
Thanks for being such
wonderful customers.
We appreciate your



with Party
Lavetta Yvonne Best cele-
brated her fifth birthday De-
9 7 cember 13 at the home of her
grandparents. Friends and
relatives helped her celebrate
the occasion.
She is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs: William Earl Best of
Port St. Joe. Grandparents
are Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Best
and Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Fennell
Lavetta Yvonne Best all of Port St. Joe.

Two British explorers, Dixon Denham and Hugh Clapper-
ton, were the first men to cross the large and dangerous
Sahara Desert._


Let the beauty of this Blessed
Season be in your hearts.

Tomlinson Gulf Service


NOVEMBER 13, 1978 thru JANUARY 12, 1979
for Their Subscribers

Contact Your Local Telephone Business

Office Today for More Information

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Telegraph Company




THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 21, 1,978



and Lounge

Jaycees Bring A Merry

Christmas to 16 Kids

Port St. Joe's Jaycees brought Christmas to 16
underprivileged children of the Port St. Joe area Saturday
afternoon, with a shopping trip followed by a Christmas
party held in the St. James Episcopal Church Parish House,
complete with refreshments, presents and a visit from Santa
t*ssODs.#DsDeDsmessee9 ..s# ee..*EOes#sesOesEs

The First
Pentecostal Holiness Church
Invites You to Worship with Them
Ernest A. Barr, Pastor

SUNDAY SCHOOL ... ..............
MORNING WORSHIP .................
EVENING WORSHIP ...................
WEDNESDAY NIGHT .............

9:45 AM
7:00 PM
7:00 PM

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 21, 1978

Each year the Jaycees use money earned by various
projects throughout the year to perform this kind deed for all.
the underprivileged children they can find in the area.
Jaycees and Jayceettes took the 16 children on a
Christmas shopping tour Saturday afternoon, furnishing
each child with $20.00 to spend on Christmas presents. The
Jaycees help guide the young children in spending' their
money wisely.
After the shopping tour all of the kids were taken to the
Parish House where refreshments of cookies, punch, candy
and fruits were furnished or their charges to enjoy and put
on a big Christmas party. The highlight of the afternoon was
a visit from old Santa Claus, who gave toys and goodies to all
the kids present.
In the top photo, the kids are shown crowding around
Santa under the Christmas tree for a heart to heart talk with
the old gentleman and to receive the many gifts passed out by
the red suited favorite of all boys and girls. Those who
couldn't get close enough to suit them were helped by the
Jaycees to get just a little closer so they could touch and be
touched by Santa Claus.
In the bottom'photo, one brave youth has crawled up in
Santa's lap to converse just a little better with his favorite
man at this time of the year.
-Star photos

I want to take this opportu-
nity to express my gratitude to
my friends for their cards,
visits and calls during my stay
in the hospital, and a special
thanks for the continuing
concern being shown during
my recovery.
I also wish to thank Dr. P.V.
Poonai as well as the Gulf
County Ambulance Squad who
did a fine job and were
especially kind to my entire
family through a frightening
Becky Weston

It's the season to greet friends
old and new with Christmas
greetings of joy and happiness.




Funeral Services Held Saturday for Gus L. Miller

Hospital in Pensacola follow-
ing an extended illness.
He was a native of Geneva,
Alabama and a long time
resident of Port St. Joe.
Survivors include; two sons,
three daughters, four bro-
thers, five sisters, 17 grand-
children and eight great
Funeral services were held
at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, De-
cember 16 in the Zion Fair
Baptist Church of Port St. Joe
with the Rev. Charles Price
and Rev. R.A. Rogers officiat-
ing. Interment followed in the
family plot of Forest Hill
Cemetery of Port St. Joe.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Fune-
ral Home of Port St. Joe.

Mr. Gus L. Miller, 63, a passed away Saturday, De-
resident of Port St. Joe, cember 9 in West Florida

E. F. Gunn's Mother Dies

Mrs. Sallie H. Gunn, 81, a
resident of Apalachicola pas-
sed away early Thursday
morning in Wakulla Manor
Nursing Home following an
extended illness.
Mrs. Gunn was a resident of
Apalachicola for 54 years, and
was a member of the First
Baptist Church of Apalachi-
Survivors include; two sons,
E.F. Gunn of Port St. Joe and
O.L. Gunn of St. George's
Island; one brother, George
Harper of White City; four
sisters, Mrs. Belle Zacharias
of Andalusia, Ala., Mrs. Nell
Law of Andalusia, Ala. Mrs.

Last Rites for

A. C. Tousignant
Mr. Albert Charles Tousig-
nant, 71, a resident of Panama
City passed away Friday
afternoon in Gulf Coast Com-
munity Hospital of Panama
City following an extended
He was a native of New
Hampshire and had been a
resident of Panama City for a
short time.
Survivors include: his wife,
Mrs. Jeannette Tousignant of
Panama City; four daughters,
Mrs. Florence Walker and
Jean Tousignant of Panama
City, Mrs. Margaret Ray of
Port St. Joe and Mrs. Jose-
phine Lowe of Tucson, Ari-
Nine sons, Loren Tousignant
of Chicago, Ill., Pat Tousig-
nant of Braceville, Ill., Oscar
Tousignant of Panama City,
Russell Tousignant of Pana-
ma City, Charles Tousignant
George Tousignant, Bobby
Tousignant, Jercy Tousignant,
and Donnie Tousignant all of
Kankakee, Ill.
Graveside services were
held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday in
Holly Hill Cemetery of Port St.
Joe with the Rev. David
Fernandez officiating.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Fune-
ral Home.

Hattie Brown of Dothan, Ala.,
and Mrs. May Sellers of
Lockley, Ala.; eight grand-
children and eight great
Funeral services were held
at 3:00 p.m. Saturday in the
First Baptist Church of Apa-
lachicola with the Rev. Win-
ston McNeil officiating. Inter-
ment followed in the family
plot of Magnolia Cemetery in
All services were under the
direction of Comforter, Fune-
ral Home of Port St. Joe.

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The choir boys sing,
The church bells ring,
The soft snows fall,
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Corner Third Street and Baltzell Avenue. ..
STANLEY E. YOUNG, Minister of Music & Youth
SUNDAYSCHOOL .................. 9:45A.M.
CHURCH TRAINING ................. 6:15 P.M.
PRAYER MEETING (Wednesday) .... 7:00 P.M.
"Come and Worship God with Us"

May all that is bright and merry be
yours this Yuletide!

Athletic House

323 Reid Ave.

Phone 227-1291




STHE STAR, Part St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 21, 1978

iNazarent Church Yule Pi
The Church of the Nazarene mas program, Saturday, De-
wilf present its annual Christ- cember 23, at 7:00 p.m.

Christmas Blessings

All the happiness
of the season be with you and
yours, with Peace on Earth,
Good Will to All.

Stephens Vault and
Monument Co.


This year's program, "A
Christma4;3ourney", is a play
that deals with the first
Christmas, as well as a
presenftadi'Christmas cele-
The play is written and
directed by Mrs. Carol Dur-
ham, member of the local
congregation. -
The Nazarene Church, lo-
cated at Long Avenue and
Niles Road, wishes to invite
everyone from the area, to
join with them, Saturday
night, for a time of celebration
of our Lord's greatest gift, in
word and music.
There will be .refreshments
following the program.

Women Meet
The Women's Auxiliary of
First Pentecostal Holiness.
Church, Garrison Avenue,
held their Christmas Party
Monday, December Scrip-
ture Christmas story was read
by Mrs. Betty Barr. Members
of the Senior Girl Auxiliary
were also present and read
Also during the party,
Christmas carols were sang
and gifts were exchanged.

-Shower Fetes

A bridal shower was given
by the Women's Auxiliary of.
the First Pentecostal Holiness
Church in the fellowship hall
for Miss Debra Watford of
White City, a December bride.
Relatives and ladies of the.
church were present.' The
bride and groom are presently
residing in Panama City
where he is employed.


Mrs. Stone

Hosts Meet

of Circle
Mrs. Edith Stone was hos-
tess for the Christmas meet-
ing and party of Mission
Group II of the First United
Methodist church. As the
fourteen members arrived
they were served delicious
Christmas refreshments from
a beautifully decorated buffet.
Mrs. Stone presented a
meaningful Christmas pro-
gram, "The Advent Wreath"
with five, candles and. the
lighting of the first three of the
Mrs. Eunice Brinson pre-
sided over the business meet-
The meeting was dismissed
with the benediction.



The Gulf County Association
for Retarded Citizens has
received additional telethon
pledges from the following
$5.00 contributors; J.C.
Clayton and Peter Dixon.
$10.00 contributors; James
Hanlon, Jimmy Sims and John
$25.00 contributors; Edwin
Williams and Walter Wilder.
Also, Ray Likely has in-
creased his pledge from $50.00
to $100.00.
The G.C.A.R.C. again would
like to thank all the commu-
nity members who helped
them raise their 1978-79 local
matching funds. Persons still
needing to submit their dona-
tions should mail them to the
G.C.A.R.C. at P.O. Box 296,
Port St. Joe.

its destination or to a routing
point". Collier said the Postal
Service is now offering a new
service, that of express mail.
With this service, any mail
entered in an express mail
post office by 5:00 p.m., will
arrive at another express mail
office by noon the next day or
the sender gets his mail

service free. Collier pointed
out that every office doesn't
have this service. The closest
express mail point to Port St.
Joe is Panama City.
Guests of the Club last
Thursday were Bill Ebersole
of Rome, Ga., and Wheelettes
Karen Lynn and Traci Nor-

Rotarian Len Collier, Port
St. Joe's Postmaster- told
Rotarians of some of his
experience in the Department
and of the operation- of the
local Post Office and the
Department .in general at
their regular meeting.
Collier has been in the
Postal service in the Atlanta,
Georgia area since. 1954. He
said he was selected by the
Department to be Postmaster
of the local office from a field
of 47 applicants from all over
the United States. None of the
applicants were local people.
Collier said the selection of
administrative posts within
the service is now awarded on
merit rather than by political
appointment as it wvas for
many years. "There is a
thorough screening process by
which applicants are consi-
dered", he said.
The Postmaster said the
Department has faced finan-
cial problems for several
,years but that it now looks as
if the Department will operate
in-the black by next year, if
inflation is kept under a nine
percent rate.
Collier said most mail delay
problems today is caused by

Schools Close
for Holidays
Superintedent of Schools, B.
Walter Wilder annouces early
dismissal of schools in Port St.
Joe on Friday, December 22.
Port St. Joe Elementary will
begin dismissal at 12:00 noon.
Port St. Joe High will be
dismissed at approximately
12:15, and Highland View
Elementary 'will be dismissed
at approximately 12:40.


Each petal, each leaf, a wish from.
us to you for the best Christmas
ever, abloom with happy friends and
loved ones.

Hedy's Florist

May the spirit of the Holy
Night bless all.

Earley's Hardware
and Building Supply

Rejoice and be glad!
The Savior has
come! Let us
proclaim His glory!

Property Appraiser

Have a bright
and happy
holiday! We'd
like to take this
opportunity to
thank you for
shopping with us
throughout the
year. We hope
you'll continue to -
do so in the
future. Fr

Roche's Furniture & Appliance

.... ........ ........ N OW
....... .... ..

K'Itchen Open Da'I

from 6 A.M. to 2 P.M.

Come and inspect our newly remodeled facilities.

C'/iristatas! ,'Ct iti season
bring us a glimmer of-t/ic
fun aid errit'citet it /tdd
for us as cdildret!




transportation problems. "In
the past we had a very good
Star Route network which
transported the mail. Due to
extreme high costs, this me-
thod of transportation was
changed causing mail to go to"
central offices for dispatching
rather than going directly
from the local Post Office to


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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 21 1978


SWe want you to feel

Sat home! Warmest

i7/ Christmas


We're Here ForYou.- E. B. MILLER REALTY
Each office is independently owned and operated.


Almost new brick home 3
bdrms, 1% baths, plus en-
closed play area easily con-
verted to den. Central heat,
Ig. window a-c. 2004 Juni-

Quiet residential neighbor-
hood- 3 bdrm, 1 bath mas-
onry home on 2 lots. Kitchen
includes range & refrig.
Large screened porch 1023
Woodward $27,000.

Brick and wood construc-
tion. 3 bdrm, 1/ bath,.living
rm, dining rm, screened
porch front & back, double
carport w-storage, on cor-
ner lot 1912 Juniper.

Room for a large family 4
bdrm, 2 ba., living rm,
dining rm, large den, porch
& utility area, new roof.
Nice corner lot 1201 Palm

. Lots of room 3 bdrm, 2 full
baths, living rm w-fireplace
den, large kitchen, cen h&a,
on pretty corner lot. Has
been termite treated and
repairs made. 1101 Garri-
son Ave.

Nice location 3 bdrm, 3
bath home. 30'x48' kitchen-
family rm. combo w-fire-
place. Cen. h&a, carpeting,
drapes & fenced yard 1313

Not even a year old still
under warranty FHA ap-
proved..3 bdrm, 2 bath brick
home. Living rm w-fire-
place, dining rm, large den,
cen h&a. Excellent location
106 Mimosa.

Nice starter home 2 bdrm,
1 ba., living rm, den or 3rd
bdrm. Bedrooms freshly
painted. 523 7th St. $18,950.


Looking for your dream-
house? We have it! Beauti-
ful Spanish-style 3 bdrm, 3
bath home. Great rm w-im-
pressive fireplace. Swim-
ming pool & patio area
enclosed w-privacy fence
off living area. Lovely en-
trance patio. Lots of arches
and genuine tile roof. Spa-
cious 2 car garage. Grand

Beautiful. mobile home ta-
stefully decorated and com-
pletely furnished. 3 bdrm, 1
bath, living rm, kitchen-din-
ing area, & lovely 12x38'
den. Come see for yourself -
it's nice!

1 year old a modern brick
home to fit your lifestyle. 3
bdrm, 2 bath, living rm, den
& utility storage. Cen h&a,
and carpeting thruout. Why
bother w-the hassle of build-
ing when this may be just
what you want!

A view of the Gulf from
stilts. Almost new 2 bdrm, 1
bath, eat-in kitchen, living
rm. Furnished except for
linens and dishes. Double
carport under house or con-
structed for additional liv-
ing quarters. 15th St.

Mobile home ready for a
new owner. Everything in-
cluded from vacuum to lots
of wicker on your 24'x16'
Florida rm-den w-elec. fire-
place. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, living
rm, eat-in kitchen. You'll
have to see this for yourself.

Nice corner lot quiet neigh-
borhood. Furnished 2 bdrm,
i bath mobile home. Come
see Ovlhat1-peace and quiet
can do for you.

Lovely beach home. 3 bdrm,
2 bath, living rm w-fire-
place, dining, kitchen w-all
the extras, cabana rm w-
shower, office, covered
patio w-greenhouse area,
cen h&a, Circle Dr.

2 blocks from the Gulf ex-
cellent 75x150' lot. Mobile
home w-3. bdrms, 1 bath,
completely furnished. Only
$12,000. 7th St.

Dock your boat in your own
back yard! Beautiful 3
bdrm; 2 bath home on canal.
'Living rm w-cathedral ceil-
ing and fireplace, separate
dining rm, large patio,
double garage 36th St.


Just 1 house back from the
beach. 2 bdrm, 1 bath home
w-garden area in back.
Work in your garden, then
go for a swim!

Income property or convert
, to single family dwelling.
Recently remodeled duplex
2 bdrm. bath and 1 bdrm,
bath. New well. and septic
tank being installed, new
wood skirting. Good loca-
tion, walking distance to the

Use your own final touches.
Partially finished 3 bdrm,
1V/ bath home, large living
rm, kitchen and family rm
combo, garage & utility rm.
On 75x100' cleared lot. Ad-
joining corner lot may be
purchased with home.

2 bdrm, 1 bath home on
corner lot. 1 block from the
beach. New 12x19' den. l0x
12' storage shed-workshop
in back.

Hate to be cooped up? Relax
on your 16x60' screened
porch in rain or shine! This
2 bdrm, .1 bath furnished
mobile home has it.

Home plus income large
rustic beach home, 4 bdrm,
large living rm w-fireplace,
veranda. Plus 1 bdrm rental

Remodeled 4 bdrm, 2 bath
home on beautiful 75x186'
lot. Two extra lots avail-
able. All new siding, new
roof, new aluminum win-
dows, large double carport,
underground sprinkler.

1st St., between 4th & 5th,
two cleared lots with build-
ing easily converted to a
beach house. A bargain at
$16,000.00. If you've been
looking for a place at the
beach, better see this soon.

Beautiful 2 year old brick
home in fine location on 1/2
acre lot w-9 large pecan
trees. 3 bdrm, 2V/ bath, den
w-fireplace, cen h&a, carpet
& vinyl thruout. This is a
fine home looking for a new
owner. Just off W. River Rd,
1 block from IGA Store.

Privacy and plenty of room.
Almost new brick home on
1%/4 acre, 3 bdrm, 2 bath,
living-dining area, large
den w-fireplace plus a 1
bdrm, 1 bath apt. w-living
rm & kitchen under the
. same roof. Use the apt. for
your mother-in-law or as a
master bdrm suite.

Brick 3 bdrm, 2 bath home,
garage, chain link fence.
Low down payment, ar-
range own financing, sell
will take a 2nd mortgage.

1% acres Nice 3 bdrm, 2
bath home w-living rm, din-
ing rm, utility and deep well
and pump.

Only 2 years old 3 bdrm, 2
bath, large eat-in kitchen,
living rm, cen h&a, carport
w-utility rm, and 9x12' stor-
age shed in back. Walking
distance to the beach.

Room for all your pets -
horses, cows, chickens! 5
acres fenced and cross fenc-
ed. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, country
kitchen, large den. Plus
your own swimming pool.
Come see how nice country
living can be.

Mexico Beach 5 plex on
beach side of Hwy. 98. Cur-
rently rented. A good in-
vestment and income, too.

White City 24x80' steel
bldg. with office in front on 2
lots fronting Hwy. 71. Suit-
able for any business: boat
and motor sales, bait shop,
manufacturing, storage,
etc. Owner will sell below
cost of replacement. Buy
equity and assume existing
9 percent mortgage:

6100 sq. ft. brick building in
Port St. Joe suitable for
offices or shops with re-
modeling. Call for further

Commercial lots. 90x190'
and 90x120' in Mexico Beach
Business Center. Large
commercial lot -275' front-
age Hwy 98, 320' on canal.
Strategic corner on sea-
going canal.

GULF AIRE Overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Mexico between St. Joe
Beach and Beacon Hill. Water and sewer lines are being installed now.
Underground utilities and street paving will begin after the first of the year.
Don't let this golden opportunity to be part of this lovely subdivision pass you
buy. Call our office today. Landscaping has begun.


Patty Miller Associates Sherrie Zyski

648-5011 After Hours 229-8494

1829 Hwy. 98 MEXICO BEACH

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


-164' waterfront property. Con-
tact (904) 932-4213, after 6 p.m.
or R. E. Bellow, 311 Valencia,
Gulf Breeze, 32561. 4tp 12-21

Lot at Beacon Hill, 100x50',
cash or terms. 648-5315.
tfc 11-30

Two bedroom frame house,
new inside, only $9,000, large
lot. See at 520 3rd St., or call
229-8708. 4tp 11-30

sell this 3 bedroom house in
very good condition for only
$700.00 down, plus closing
cost. Contains large sewing
room or utility room, plenty
of storage, carport, screen-
ed porch. FHA approved.
Refrigerator and stove in-
cluded. 515 Eighth St.

REDUCED $3,000.00. 3bed-
room 4 ho 1
bath v, i- hen h
fireplace a nd
den. cellent neighbor-
hood. 125' x 225' corner lot.
221 Reid Ave. 227-1133
tfc 12-7

1973 Pontiac Grand Safari
wagon, power steering, auto
transmission, am-fm, excel-
lent condition. $1,395. 648-8203.
tfc 12-21

1965 International Scout, 4-'
wheel drive, new tires, new
clutch, mechanically perfect.
$950. 648-5494. tfc 12-21

1976 Ford Custom 500, 460
V-8, dual exhaust, at, ac,
engine and interior in excel-
lent cond., exterior needs
paint. Will sell as is $1,350 or
with paint job, $,W5(.. 229,-6929.
tfc 11-2

1971 Maverick, good cond.,
reasonably priced. Call 227-
1643. tfc 11-16

1971 Ford pickup, 8' body,
V-8, a.c., a.t., runs good, $900.
Call Vic Burke 229-8118 White
City. 3tp 12-7

1978 Yamaha 125, 6 months
old, $700.'648-5873. ltc 12-21

Himalayan Persian kittens,
weaned. In time for Christ-
mas. CFA. 229-8339. ltc 12-21

One 14-kt. gold necklace
with nine diamonds, $50. 648-
5332. ltc 12-21

Brunswick table-top air
hockey game. Weekdays,
Monday Friday after 3:30,
227-1825. 2tc 12-14

Two bedroom furnished
trailer, $3,995. 229-6961 or 648;
8971. 2tc 12-14

Moving, must sell-20x32'
houseboat with screened-in
porch, new cypress deck,
aluminum siding, $2,500. 14'
tri-hull boat, 50 h.p. Mercury,
$1,200. Call 227-1270. tfc 12-7

Regulation size pool table in
good condition with all equip-
ment. Call 229-8372.
S, 2tp 12-14
1 Sears automatic washer.
Good condition, $150. Phone'
229-6010 or 229-6927. tfc 11-30
Custom-made wooden name
plaques, for mail boxes, front
gates, door posts, etc. Econo-
my Motors & Garden Center,
301 Hwy. 98, HV, 229-6001.'

New and used lawnmowers
for sale. Lawn mowers, tills
and garden tractors repaired.
Economy Motors & Garden
Center, 301 Hwy. 98, HV.
229-6001. tfc 4-28

Beauty shop equipment.
Call 229-8118 or 229-8153.
3tp 12-7

6 FT. x 10 FT. OR ROUND. We
deliver and assemble. Terms,
available. WESTERN AUTO,
219 Reid Ave. 227-1105.
tfc 4-6

DRY cleaning carpets is
easier, faster and safer with
HOST. Rent our machine. St.
Joe Furniture. 227-1251.
tfc 10-21

Call Betty Gilbert

tfc 7-15

1975 Honda MC 360 cc, very
good condition, low mileage,
$825. 229-6132. tfc 11-9

"The Great Tide", written
by Rubylea Hall, is now avail-
able again which will make
wonderful Christmas gifts and
upon requests these books will
be wrapped and ready for
mailing by calling Mrs. Eu-
nice H. Brinsbn, 229-8663. Also
"The Great Tide" will be on
sale at the following places:
Pauline's Restaurant,
Ready Arts & Crafts Shop.
Pate's Service Station -
Smoke House Restaurant,
Gulf Sands Rest, M.B.,
Mexico Beach Gro., M.B.
Fiesta Food Store, M.B.
Kerigan's Kargo, M.B.
4tp 12-7
DRAPERIES-Ready made
and custom made. Large sel-
ection of swatches. to choose
from. Roche's Furniture and
Appliance Store, 209 Reid
Avenue, phone 227-1730.

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


R.A.M.-Regular convoca-
tion of St. Joseph Chapter No.
56. R.A.M. 1st and 3rd Mon-
days, 8 p.m. All visiting com-
panions welcome.
E. William McFarland, Sec.

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


Pressers and counter help.
Apply in person at Charles
Fabricare Cleaners, former-
ly Pollock's Cleaners, 107 2nd
St., Port St. Joe. Apply Sat-
urday, Dec. 30, between two
and five p.m. Mr. Charles T.
Anderson will be taking ap-
plications. 2tc 12-21


For your Christmas baking
needs, call Mrs. Lollie. 229-
8079. It 12-21

Re-roofs, new roofs, shingles
or build-up
919 Kraft Ave., Panama City
SPhone 785-1608
4tp 12-21

Alcoholics Anonymous
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Sunday 4:00P.M. EST
St. James Episcopal Church

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

Charles H. Stephens'
227-1622 or 229-8032

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

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



Sears Catalog Sales
Leon Pollock, Owner
410 Reid Avenue

Septic Tank Cleaning
Phone 229-8007
tfc 11-30

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

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

Going Fishing?
Stop here first
for a complete
line of

Fishing Tackle

Hurlbut Supply
306 Reid Ave.

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

Kitchen Cabinets -
Vanities Mill Work
Cabinet Hardware & Tops
412 Monument Ave.,
Port St. Joe
Glen Combs
tfc 1-4

Call us for prices on any
American made new 1979
model car, pick-up truck or
648-8236 8tp 11-16

Lawn & Gardening Needs
Feed Lawn Mower &
Small Engine Repairs
Economy Motors &
Garden Center
301 Hwy. 98 H.V.
tfc 4-28

Wouldn't You Really
Rather Have Cable TV?

For Cable TV
Installation In Port St. Joe

Phone 229-7232
Or Visit the Telephone Company I
Business Office


2 bedroom furnished trailer
at St. Joe Beach. 648-5873.
Itc 12-21

Rooms for Rent: Reasonable
rates. Men only. If interested,
call 229-6753. 2t 12-14

For Rent: 1 two bedroom
house in Oak Grove; 2 & 3
bedroom houses at Beacon
Hill. 229-6961. tfc 10-5

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

.Daily Weekly -
Monthly Rates
Air Conditioned
302 Reid Ave. 229-8723

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

1 bdrm. efficiency apart-
ment, all utilities included. Ski
Breeze Campsite. 229-6105.
tfc 8-31

2 bdrm. furnished apart-
ment, will be vacated Aug. 31.
All utilities included. Ski
Breeze Campsite. 229-6105.
tfc 1-4
For carpets cleaned the way
professionals do it-at a frac-
tion of the cost, rent Rinse N
Vac, the portable steam car-
;pet cleaning system. Avail-
able at Western Auto, phone
227-1105, 219 Reid Ave.
( tfc 3-16

Oyster bar & flea market.
business. Real good location.
Could be a real money maker.
Would consider trade for any-
1 thing-good lease on property.
Other interest reason for sale.
Call Bill Corbin, Sr., 674-5055,
Blountstown. trc 12-7

Coons, wild cats, otters. Call
997-3021. 4tp 12-21

Troopers are making one
last effort to keep traffic
fatalities in 1978 from exceed-
ing the 1977 total said the
Florida Highway Patrol re-
Funds from a special fede-
ral grant are being divided
among the 21 counties which
indicate a 20 percent increase
in traffic deaths over the
preceding year.
Patrol Director Eldrige
Beach announced that troop-
ers will be paid overtime
wages to patrol extra hours.
This will be the same as if
additional men were being
added to the present force.


Records for the first nine
months of 1978 show that
Bradford County traffic
deaths rose from one to nine or
an 800 percent increase, Dade
County led with 112 deaths
through September of 1978'as
compared to 69 during the
same nine month period in
Patrol records also show
that interstate roads are by
far the safest way to travel.
"Drivers are reminded
again," said Beach, "that they
must also do their part by
operating their vehicles in a
safe manner."


Interstate Roads Are

the Safest Way to Travel


Shooting Supplies

Scopes -- Mounts Slings- Ammo

Clips & Powder Shotgun Barrels

REMINGTON 742,760 and 700



Gun Smith on Duty We Buy, Sell, Trade
](Lay-Aw 4--ailable)

Ped's Gun Shop

Atlantic & Alabama St. Joe Beach


SCHOOL Construction or Remodeling
of Facilities.
The Gulf County School Board antici-
pates the construction or remodeling of
facilities In the near future.
if your firm desires to be considered
for architectural services for this pro-
ject, please submit Standard Form 251
by 9:00 A.M. (EST) January 9, 1979.
it will not be necessary for the archi-
tects to attend this meeting. You will be
notified of the time and place for an
interview if your firm is selected to be
If you have further questions, please
call the offices of the Gulf County School
Board, Port St. Joe, Florida.
-s- B. Walter Wilder,
Superintendent 3t 12-21
Case No. 78-160
Address Unknown
an action to recover personal property-.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on FRANKLIN R.
HARRISON, attorney 'for Plaintiff,
whose address is DAVENPORT, JOHN-
SON, 406 Magnolia Avenue, Panama
City, Florida, and file the original with
the Clerk of the above-styled court on or
before February 12, 1979; otherwise a
judgment may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Com-
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
said Court on the 13th day of Decem-
ber, 1978.
Clerk of said Court
By: -s- Susan E. Bigelow,
Deputy Clerk 4t 12-21
Case No. 78-139
,M. C. WOOD, an individual, d-b-a
an individual, et. al.
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
December 14, 1978, and entered in Case -
No. 78-139 of the Circuit Court of the
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for
Gulf County, Florida wherein M. C.
Wood, an individual d-b-a Wood's Fish.
series, is Plaintiff and Harvey Arthur,.
'a-k-a Harvey Arthur Kornbluth, Is De-
fendant, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the front door of the
Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe,
Florida,at 11:00o'clockA.M., E.S.T.,on
the 5th day of January, 1979, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to-wit:
1 diamond ring of approximately
2.07 carats; 14kt gold chains of ap-
proximately 877 dwt
,DATED this 18th day of December,
A.D. 1978. "
-s- George Y. Core,
Clerk, Circuit Court
Gulf County, Florida '


Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old. and I want
a watch, a Dancrella doll. and
my address is 252 Ave. B. I
wood like some surprizes too. I
love you.
Priscilla Ward

Dear Santa Claus,
SI need a Go Cgrt and a Skate
bord a stretch Monster. I am 8
years old I am a Good boy.
Collins Hamilton

Dear Santa Claus,
I Wish for the freedom forse
and a tape recorder and a Go
Cart, a Bicycle and. Stretch
Armstrong and a Digitial
. I 'live at the Way Ministe-
ries. I am a Good Boy All the
tim. I thank you for anything

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 21. 1978

you Bring me.
Scott Hopkins
Age 7

Deare Santa
. would you please get me
these Toys. a real white poodle
puppy, and a Superstar fash-
ion face, and a green machine,
and a dancerella, and a pair of
panty' hose, and a Jewelery
box wit a Ballerina in it, and
some Sandles with high hills,
and some Jewelery.
My name is Stephanie Wil-
son I live on Madison Street in
oke grove.

Dear Santa,
I want a set of drumes an I
want a pear of boots an I want
a picture of Rudulph an I am 7
years old an I want a Stretch


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arm Strong an I want a picture
of Santa an I am a good boy,
but Some time me an my
brother Fight but I still Love
Randall Weston

Dear Saint Nick,
I want a dump truck and
Star Wars' and a Stretch
Monster and a Drag line. I
Love you. I live in a orionge
.house in white City.
My name is Russell Watson.
I will leave you some

Dear Saint Nick,
I am 7 years old. I live at 204
13th Street. I want a Bicycle
and sum surprizes and do not
forget Mom and Dad and Tom
and Jinny.
Tracy Simmons

Dear Santa,
I Love you Pleas Bring me a
kitchen set, and baby doll and
a teb
I.live at 149 Ave. F. I am a
good girl. I am in the second
grade. Happy Christmas to
Ketha Morning

Dear Santa,
I want a Dancerella doll and
a Bicycle, and a Gocart and I
want a watch and a Teeset,
and a Skat board please bring
me thes toys. I am a good girl.
I am 7 years old, I Love You.
Pamela Denise Julius

Dear Santa,
, My name is Cody Thomas. I
am seven years old, I attend
Faith Christian school.
For Christmas, Santa, I
would like a pool table, a gun
set of Starsky and Hutch, 'a
R-2 D-2 set, a watch, and a
football set.
I also have two brothers
named Toby Thomas and
Brian Jenkins. For Toby, he
would like a racing set, a
Shaun Cassidy guitar and
microphone, a train set, and
lots of books with pictures.
Now, for my little baby
brother Brian who's only two
month's old Santa, we would
like for you to bring him a
baby swing. Brian, Toby, and
I will. lave you a large slice of
cake and a tall glass of milk to
during on the living room table.
~ oking forward .for
Cody Thomas
Toby Thomas
Brian Jenkins

Dear Santa,
I Love you. Plese Bring me
sume toy's a Baby Alive. and a
puzzle and a lots of ballons and
Creepy Crawler you eat.
Please bring My family some
preastes too.
Kelly Sue Carpenter
I am 8 years old

Dear Santa Claus,
I live at 508 9th Street I am. 7
years old I am good most of
the time.'
I want dancerella doll and a

puppy and some clothes.
Becky Grubbs

Dear Santa,
I live at Mexico beach. I
have been good. I *ant a
aligater and shoes and lots of
toy's too. and I want a oat and
gun and an hat and a car.
Merry Christmas.
Cheyne Greek

Dear Santa,
I Want a Baby Come Back
Please bring it, Santa. and I
Want a Sewing machine too. I
.leve at 215 ave F Port St. Joe,
Fla. and I bin a pretty good
girl Please Bring me a Watch.
I am in the Second grade. My
teacher Name is Miss Whit-
from Bridget Riley

Dear Saint Nick.
Ples bring me thes toys. I
wod like to have a Strech
Munster. and a Starwars. and
I Love you and I live on 14th
Street,in a duplex apartment I
am 8 years and in the 2nd
Paul M. King

Dear Santa Claus,
Please Bring me some toys,
starwars, walkie talkie set.
I am in second grade I am a
good boy some time. I am 7
year old. I live in Port St. Joe,
Fla. I live on ave A
Oscar Jones

Dear Saint. Nick,
I wish for the micrnot
collection. and the freedom
forse, and a playdough set,
and a building factroy, and a
speedliner,. I Live on six
street. in White city. My name
is George Newsome and I am
seven Address Rt. 1 box 188

Dear santa I Live on Marvin
Ave. 1303. I mind my mother
and father. I Love my Brother
but sometimes we fight.
Would you please bring me

wishes to one and all!

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these toys.
I want all the Micronot
collection, Charleis Angels
toys, Star wars people space-
ships and robots toys, beegle
puppy, Bike, guitar, shotgun
and shells, I have been a
pretty good boy.
Michael Ramsey

Dear Saint Nick,
I want some Creep Crawler
you eat, Baby alive, Barbie
doll, .bicycle Basket, Jewlery
Thank you
I am seven years old I have
been a preety Good Girl I live
in Port St. Joe, 308 16 st.
Kristin Lee Totman

Dear Santa, /
Please bring me these
things, I want a typerider a
taperecorder. too a baton case
and a suit I want some
suprises too I live in Dalkeith.
Merry Christmas.
Tracy Melvin

Dear Santa calus,
I live on 7th St. and my
house number is 520. I want a
watch. and a scooter too and I
love you. and I want a Plane
and 'I want a gun and a
.Godzilla and a rubber snake.
Please bring me these toys
.Matt Durham

Dear Santa Claus,
I live at 1010 Garrison Ave. I
am 7 years old. Please Bring
me these things. A rain coat, a
puppy, a recorder, tape play-
er, bike. Do not forget About
my Mother Father and my
Debby Renea Tomlin-

Dear Santa,
My name is Crystal Smith
and I am five years old. I go to
Faith Christian school and I
have been a good girl.
I would like for Christmas, a

other gifts please.
Don't forget all my cousins
and my mommy. I will leave
you some milk and cake,
Thank you.
La'toya Lewis

Baby Wet n Care, Baby this n
that, Doll Clothes, Doll Strol-
ler, Boat, Mixer, Blender, and
vacuum cleaner.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies.
Crystal Lynn Smith

Dear Santa Claus,
For Christmas I would like a
20 inch bike, some jewelry, a
wall Stationary Organizer, a
U.F.O. stuffed animal, a Pin
Weaving kint, some clothes,
and a set of World book..
Love always,
Teresa Jones

Dear Santa Claus,
I wish you a very Merry
Christmas. For Christmas I
want a basketball goal, a
football player; a Nerf football
and a U-drive it car.
I will leave some cake under
the little Christmas tree.
Would you please bring my
little brother, Eric, a magic
marker, and a rubber football.
Bill Ramsey

Dear Santa,
My name is La'toya Lewis
and I am three years old, and
been a very good girl. And I
would like for you to bring the
following gifts please.
. A training bike, typewriter,
record player, Baby doll, tea
set, baby stroller, and a lots

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The Board of County Com-
missioners of Gulf County,
Florida met November 28 in
regular session with the fol-
lowing members present:
Jimmy 0. Gortman, Chair,
man, William R. Branch, Leo
Kennedy, Douglas C. Birming-
ham and James L. Tanker-
sley. Others present were:
George Y. Core, Clerk, K.E.
Murphy, 'Sheriff, William J.
Rish, Attorney, Lloyd Whit-
field, Road Superintendent,
and Tommy Pitts, Mosquito
Control Director-Administra-
tive Assistant.
The meeting came to order
at 9:00 a.mr. The Attorney
opened the meeting with pray-
:er, followed by the pledge to
',the flag.
The minutes of November
14, 1978, were read, approved,
and adopted.
The Chairman announced
that the first business would
be that of seating the two new
members of this Board, Doug-
las C. Birmingham and James
L. Tankersley.,Whereupon,
the Clerk did then administer'
the Oath of Office to the two
new members. Mrs. Birming-
ham and Mrs. Tankersley
presented their husbands with
,their nameplates that will
Identify their seats at the
Commissioner's table.
Pursuant to legal notice
callingfor sealed bids for the
purchase of one new 35-ton
lowboy trailer. A copy of the
bids received are on file in the
Clerk's office.
After making a study of all
:bids, there was a motion by
"' Commissioner Kennedy, se-
'cond by Commissioner
SBranch, and it was unani-
mously carried to accept the
low bid of Felts Trailer and
: Equipment Company at,
$11,134.21, providing it meets
:all specifications and that the
-next lowest bid.that meets the
-specifications be accepted if
J.he first lowest bid fails to,
meet specifications.
S The Chairman asked the
Attorney if the Board could
legally rescind the action ta-
ken at its meeting of Novem-
. ber 14, 1978, wherein all bids
received for the purchase of
one track type tractor were-
rejected and at this meeting
.reconsider those same bids,
providing this Board saw fit to'
rescind said previous action.
The Attorney ruled that the
Board could not rescind that

THE STAR. Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 21. 1978

action at this late date; how-'
ever, it could re-advertise for
the same equipment.
The Chairman then told the
Board that because of infor-
mation received after the
adjournment of the meeting of
November 14, 1978, as to the
additional cost involved in
repairing one of the present
tractors, which would cost
more than $10,000.00, he had
changed his mind about re-
pairing the old tractor and
now thinks it best to purchase
a "new tractor. After discus-
sion, there was a motion by
Commisioner Branch and a
second by Commissioner Bir-
mingham to rescind the action
taken at the "meeting of No-
vember 14, 1978; to repair the
old tractor. The vote was
unanimous to rescind.
. Commissioner Branch
moved to' advertise to pur-
chase a new tractor, using the
same specifications as reject-
ed at the last meeting, bids to
be received December 12,
1978, at 9:00 a.m., seconded by
Commissioner Birmingham.
Vote: Aye Branch, Birming-
ham, Tankersley and the
Chairman. Nay Kennedy.
A delegation from Over-
street requested the County to
consider the Special Fire Dis-
trict Referendum Election
that was held during the
General Election to be null
and void because the election
was not advertised according
to law. After being advised
by the Attorney, the Chairman
announced that the County
will levy no special taxes
based on the results of said
Gus Griffin and other home
owners living on Cypress Ave-
nue in the City of Port St. Joe
requested the County to pave
the two blocks of said avenue
that is unpaved. He stated that
he has heretofore made this
same request to this Board
and was told that he should go
to the City of Port. St. Joe
because the street is a 'City
street; that he then went to the
City only to be referred back
to this Board by the City.
Commissioner Branch told the
delegation that the County
follows its priority list in
-paving roads and city streets;
that up until the present time.
all secondary road and street&"
paving was done by the State
Department of Transporta-
tion, but that this responsibi-

lity now belongs to the County.
He stated the street in ques-
tion is listed as number thirty
on the priority list last adopt-
ed, but that the County is
considering updating this
priority list and has requested
the City of Port St. Joe and the
City of Wewahitchka to give us
a copy of their updated prior-
ity lists. The City of Port St.
Joe has filed its new list and it
shows Cypress Avenue as its
priority 'number one and this
list will be used in determining
the updated list for the Coun-
ty. Griffin then told the Board
that it should accept the offer
of the City to pay one-half the
cost to pave Cypress Avenue
and.pave it as soon as possi-
ble. There was a motion by
Commissioner Kennedy to
pave Cypress Avenue with the
City' of Port St. Joe paying
one-half the costs and to pave
Canning Drive in the City of
Wewahitchka with the City of
Wewahitchka paying one-half
the costs. Motion seconded by
Commissioner Tankersley.
*Vote: Aye Kennedy and
Tankersley. Nay Birming-
ham, Branch and the Chair-
man. Commissioner Branch
said he was very concerned
about thecondition of Cypress
Avenue and directed the Clerk
to write a letter to the City of
Port St. Joe requesting a
meeting to discuss the paving
of this street.
Frahk, 'Graddy, Gaskin-
Graddy Insurance Agency,
discussed the County Fleet
Policy and informed the
Board that it appears that
several pieces of equipment
can be removed from the.
policy before it is renewed.
After studying this policy, the
following items were re-
moved: Property Record No.
100-91, 100-118, and 100-299.
Florida Engineering Asso-
ciates presented the Final Pay
Estimate Number Nine of the
Contractor for the Oak Grove
Water and Sewer Project in
the amount of $49,765.28. He
then recommended that the
Board determine any liqui-
dated damages to be assessed
against the Contractor be-
cause that amount would be
deducted from the: amount
due. The Boardi directed the
Attorney, Engineer aria E.F.
-Gunn, the Clerk oithe Works,
to make a recommendation on
this matter. The Attorney said
a meeting of these three will


of the

Gulf County Commission




Blessings to All

Let's be merry! It's time for holiday fun! Gather the family
together and share in a warm, wonderful yule. We wish you
and yours the best Christmas ever.




"God rest ye merry, gentlemen"!

Blessings bountiful we wish for thee

upon this fair and Holy Season.

SFlorida First National Bank

at Port St. Joe FDIE


be held November 30, 1978, to
study the daily work reports in
order to make a recommenda-
Robert Nations presented
copies of percolation tests
made on the lots in Sunnywood
Estates Subdivision and pre-
sented said plat for final
approval. The Board said it
will inspect the streets in said
subdivision before acceptance
of .the plat.
The School Board informed
the Board that it is consider-
ing developing a portion of its
land at the Port St. Joe High
School into a recreation com-
plex and requested a County
Commissioner to serve on a
committee to plan this pro-
ject. Commissioner Gortman
was appointed to serve on the
The Board approved pay-
ment of $1,200.00 to the.City,
representing the County com-
mitment to supplement Dr.
Manuel Luna, the medical
doctor in Wewahitchka.
The Property Appraiser
presented certificates of cor-
rection and requested they be
accepted. A copy of the certi-
ficates is on file in the Clerk's
There was a motion by
Commissioner Branch, se-
conded by Commissioner Bir-
mingham, and it was unani-
mously carried to approve
these requests.
E.F. Gunn filed his daily
inspection reports number 355
through 364 on the Oak Grove
The Board executed the
Mutual Aid Agreement with
the Florida Panhandle Re-
gional Emergency Medical
Service Management Organi-
zation, Inc.
The Road Superintendent
reported that he expended
$5,138.07 for maintenance of
secondary roads for the month
of October.
The following inventory
items were transferred from
the Veteran's Service Office to
the Civil Defense: Property
Record No. 240-3 Chair and
240-11 Chair (only).
Rod Fulmer informed the
Commission that his plans are
progressing for the construc-
tion of a Health Care Center in
Port St. Joe; that he will
request the County to create a
Gulf County Health Facility
Authority, which is one of the
necessary legal steps to se-
cure his financing and at- a
later date to issue Industrial
Bonds for the facility. After

discussion, there was a motion
by Commissioner Kennedy,
seconded by Commissioner
Branch, and it was unani-
mously carried, that Resolu-
tion 78-26 be and is hereby
adopted. A copy of the Resolu-
tion is on file in the Clerk's
The Chairman appointed the
following to the Gulf County
Ambulance Committee: K.E.
Murphy, H.L. Anderson, C.L.
Clark, and Ruby Gilbert. The
Squad Chiefs of Port St. Joe
and Wewahitchka are exboffi-
cio-non-voting members.
The Chairman announced
that the Board will now reor-
ganize for the new year and
called for nominations for a
Chairman and Vice-Chair-
Commissioner Birmingham
nominated Commissioner
.Branch as Chairman and,
there being no other nomina-
tions, he was unanimously
Commissioner Gortman
nominated Commissioner Bir-
mingham as Vice-Chairman
and, there being no other
nominations, he was unani-
mously elected.-
The Chairman did then
make the following assign-
ments: Commissioner Ken-
nedy, Mosquito Control, Dele-
gate to Apalachee Planning
Council; Commissioner Gort-
man, Road Dept.; Commis-
sioner Birmingham, Wewa
Ambulance, Wewa, Health
Dept., Old Courthouse, and

Alternate Delegate to Apala-
chee Planning Council; Com-
missioner Tankersley, Vete-
ran's Administration, Libra-
ry, Civil Defense, and Port St.
Joe Health Dept.; and Com-
missioner Branch, Court-
There was a motion by
Commissioner Gortman, se-
conded by Commissioner Ken-
nedy, to retain all department
Supervisors, the Attorney, and
all employees as now employ-
The Sheriff reported that a
complaint filed with the Equal
Employment Opportunity
Commission has been settled
with the ruling in favor of the
Sheriff's Department.
The Sheriff then reported on
the progress being made in his
Civil Defense Program. He
said the program on the local
level has been good in every
respect; however, important
items of information from the
State Headquarters are very
slow in reaching Gulf County.
The Chairman thanked the
members for electing him,
Chairman and promised to
work very closely with each
Commissioner in solving
every problem possible. He
.urged each Commissioner to
make every improvement
possible in their areas of
responsibility and to handle
all routine matters as they
occur and' not wait until a
Board meeting.
There being no further busi-
ness the meeting adjourned.


Christmas carols sung

sweetly bring wishes of
joy and love to all. 2

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 21, 1978


SSharks Lose Two Games

Each by Mere Two Points


Port St. Joe's basketball
Sharks are tough this year,
but they learned over the past
week that there are other
tough teams in the area this
Last Thursday night, the
Chattahoochee Yellow Jack-
ets, which have been the door
mats for district teams for the
past several years, turned the
other cheek and slapped the
Sharks with a 65-64 upset. The
Jackets trailed the entire
game, but surged ahead with
24 points in the final period,

while the Sharks were stag-
gering to produce only 13.
. Chattahoochee is tenth
ranked in the state while Port
St. Joe is sixth ranked in 2-A.
The Sharks had a 37-25 lead
at half time. The Jackets
unshielded their stinger in the
last period to score 24 points
before the Sharks were able to
stop them.
Willie Boykins led the Shark
scoring with 15 points. Tony
Larry added 14 and Cleveland
Riley 12.
Copeland paced the Jackets

with 24 points.
Score by quarters:
Port St. Joe 18 19 12 13--63
Chattahoochee11 14 16 24-65
PORT ST. JOE-Riley, 5-2-
12; Pollock, 3-1-7; T. Larry,
6-2-14; R. Larry, 3-0-6; Boy-
kins, 7-1-15; Parker, 0-5-5;
Taylor, 1-0-2; Thomas, 1-0-2.
CHAT.-Copeland, 10-4-24;
Jones, 9-4-22; Jackson, 2-0-4;
Allen, 3-3-9;.Reed, 1-0-2; Mil-
ler, 0-0-0; Booth, 1-1-3; Shaw,
Friday night, the Sharks lost
to Florida High in Tallahas-
see, by two points in overtime.
The Sharks and Demons were
tied at 54-54 when the regula-

tion game was over. Collier,
the game's leading scorer, put
in a 1lyup to knot the score at
the end of regulation play as
the buzzer sounded. In over-
time, Hunt hit a short jumper
with four seconds left to take
the win for the Demofs.
The Sharks jumped off to a
22 point first period, but at the
half the Demons had pulled
ahead 35-29. The Sharks
bounded back with a seven
point margin in the third
period, with both teams play-
ing stout defense in the last
Chuck Pollock led the Shark
scoring with 16 points. Tony
Larry added 14, Robert Larry

11 and Cleveland Riley 10.
Phillip Collier led the De-
mons with 22 points.
Score by quarters:
Port St. Joe 22 7 17 8 6-60
Florida High 15 20 11 8 8-62
PORT ST. JOE-Riley, 5-0-
10; Pollock, 8-0-16; T. Larry,
7-0-14; R. Larry, 5-1-11; Boy-
kins, 2-0-4; Parker, 1-0-2; Cox,
FLORIpA HIGH-Hunt, 5-0-
10; Collier, 9-4-22; Parker,
7-0-14; Lodman, 5-4-14; Berry,
The Sharks will be idle over.
the holidays and resume play
on January 2, when they host

December to February Is

The months of
February make
tional tree-plan
Florida. Already
of Forestry has
million trees for
production or ya
tion; a million o
last week.
For landowni
ordered trees fr<
commercial nu
O'Meara, Refo
pervisor for tl
some important
The single m
rule when hand
Seedlings lift
nurseries are
bundles' of up t
'Before the bund
shut, the roots ai
water and su
To avoid moisi
they are purcha
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in the shade, ai
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ery. If you keel
for over three da
ing information
attain the best s
Stand the bux

Tree-Planting Season
f December to and water thoroughly. When time as you plant.
up the tradi- laying them back down, ele- Soil moisture is another
ting season in vate one end of each bundle critical factor. Homeowners
y the Division about a foot to allow the can insure moisture on yard
sold over 41 excess water to drain. Failure trees by watering but that
use in timber to do so, or watering too isn't the case when you're
ard beautifica- frequently (once every three planting several acres. For
of them in the days is sufficient) can cause that reason the DOF nurseries
the roots to decay. will hold your trees until
ers who have conditions are right.
om the DOF or Even with the correct care, Don't wait for rain before
series, John trees should not be left in ordering your supply of seed-
restation Su- bundles over two weeks, lings, however, because the
he state, has When you plant, be sure quantity is limited. Contact
tips. there is plenty of water at the your local Division of Forestry
lost important planting site. Keep the roots office, or your county forester
Ailing seedlings moist after they are removed for information about availa-
P THE ROOTS from the bundles by placing ability of species, prices and
them in a pail of water or in a delivery schedules.

ed from DOF
packaged in
to 2,000 trees.
dles are wired
re soaked with
rounded by
g material.
ture loss after
based, the bun-
ept closed and
nd planted as
e after 'deliv-
p the bundles
ys, the follow-
will help you
survival rate.
ndles on end

canvas bag covered with
moist sawdust. It takes the People once believed that
roots only a few minutes to dry rowan trees warded off
out, so remove them a few at a witches.

May your Christmas br
basketful of love tied with
ribbons of joy!

Thames Jeweler,
Mary and Albert Tham

302 Reid Ave.


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holidays... Christmas.

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poinsettia in the living room... they're all part of the fun and
excitement that's Christmas. Have a very happy holiday

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St Joseph Telephone &

Telegraph Company

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 21. 1978



Tests Coming Up

The Panhandle Area Educa-
tional Cooperative Test Coor-
dinators met recently to select
dates to administer the Cali-
fornia Test of Basic Skills to
kindergarten through ele-
venth grade students. The
Test Coordinators represent
school districts from the nine
P.A.E.C. counties.
P.A.E.C. helps the counties
administer the testing pro-
gram by housing, delivering
the tests and preparing them
for scoring. Jerry Sullivan,
P.A.E.C. staff member, coor-
dinates the program. The
Washington County School
District Computer Center, in
cooperation with the Florida
Department of Education,
scores and prints the test
A tentative schedule for
testing students, subject to
each school district's appro-
val, is as follows:'
Holmes County, March 5-16;
Franklin, March 19-30; Jack-
son, March 26 April 6;
Washington, April 2-13; Gulf,
April 2-13; Calhoun, April
9-20; Walton, April 16-27, and
Liberty, April 23 May 4.



AF Award
Meritorious service at Tyn-
dall AFB, has earned the third
award of the U.S. Air Force
Commendation for Technical
Sergeant Edward D. Stedman,
son of Mrs. June Stedman of
933 Seventh Ave., Terre
Haute, Ind..
Sergeant Stedman, a con-
struction equipment techni-
cian, was presented the medal
at Sheppard AFB, Tex., where
he now serves with a unit of
the Air Training Command.
The sergeant is a 1966
graduate of Gerstmeyer Tech-
nical High School. His wife,
Jennifer, is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. James Stafford
of 1207 Palm Blvd., Port St.

Christmas Omien
.A white Christmas pre-
sages a prosperous year.


The simple pleasures of Christmas! May you and your family
share in all its wondrous joys. It's been a pleasure serving you
throughout the year.

Citizens Federal

Savings and Loan Asso.
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returned to senders, if possible, or delayed by
postage-due procedures.
When the return address is placed on
envelopes bearing holiday greetings, it also
helps remind friends of one's current address.
And, if the family to whom a holiday
message is sent moved more than a year ago,
it cannot be forwarded. With a return
address, Postmaster Collier says, such letters
are returned to the sender with a notation that
forwarding "order" has expired.

a kidney transplant or preli-
minary surgery if certain
conditions are met; Medicare'
coverage can continue for 36
months following transplant,
or longer if the transplant
For more information about
these important changes in

Medicare protection, contact
the Panama City Social Secur-
ity Office, located at 30 West
Government Street. The tele-
phone number is 769-4871.

May the Peace of Christ
Be with You!

Merry Christmas! Health,
Wealth and Laughter be
yours now and through the
New Year!

Hannon Insurance

Postmaster Advises Use of

ZIP for Fast Yule Delivery

The inspiring :' r
message of the Holy Season: Peace
on Earth to Men of Good Will!

Raffield Fisheries, Inc.

The wintry world in all

its splendor brings memories of
Christmases past: the bright days, the cheery

nights, the yule fires burning. May all the

joys of this special season be yours this Christmas.

*y 9, .

Apalachicola Northern Railroad Company


Postmaster Collier is reminding customers
that for the best service this Christmas
season they should use ZIP Codes, place their
return address in the upper left corner of the
envelope and use proper postage.
By following these suggestion," Postmaster
Collier says, "customers will be assured good
mail service this holiday season." It is
important, the Port St. Joe postmaster says,
that families "double check" envelopes and
cards to be certain that proper postage is
affixed. Envelopes without postage will be


Medicare Program Pays

for Kidney Treatment

Several important changes
in the Medicare program for
people with permanent kidney
failure went into effect Octo-
ber 1, 1978, David Robinson,
Social Security Representa-
tive for Gulf County, said
Workers insured under so-
cial security or their depend-
ents are eligible for Medicare
protection if the worker or
dependent requires dialysis or
kidney transplant because of
permanent kidney failure.
The changes include: Medi-
care coverage can begin the
month a course of dialysis
begins if certain conditions
are met; Medicare can pay
100 percent of the cost of home
dialysis equipment if certain
conditions are met; Medicare
can help pay for almost all
home dialysis supplies, includ-
ind disposable items; Medi-
care can help pay for periodic
support services to assist a
person to remain on home
dialysis if furnished by an
approved hospital or facility;
Medicare coverage can begin
the month a person is admit-
ted to an approved hospital for

May good health,
happiness and
prosperity decorate
your Holidays.,

The Hickory


Cl .diMo. ndoayf nd Tuesda-y-
Dec. 25 and 26



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Pdp~~l ~i

Mrs. Sylvia Costin, extreme left, and some of her third graders
Mrs. Sylvia Costin, extreme e left, and som e of her th ird graders

Mrs. Sylvia Costin Instructs Her

Third Grade Pupils In Reading

by Martha Sanborn
All third graders who attend
Port St. Joe Elementary
School have the privilege of
studying reading in an indivi-
dualized program directed by
Mrs. Sylvia Costin who began
her teaching career in 1956.
A graduate from Florida
State University with a B.S. in
Elementary Education, Mrs.
Costin has done post-graduate
work at the University of West
Florida. A highly skilled
teacher, Mrs. Costin was
asked by the State Depart-
ment of Education to lead
parent teacher groups in
consultation skills in several
cities throughout the state;
the activities were highly
Mrs. Costin is a member of

the P.T.A., the Gulf County
Education Association, arid
the United Teaching Profes-
sion. She is deeply dedicated
to her task of teaching reading
skills to the third graders. One
of her colleagues said of her,
"Caring for the children and
making school a happy place
is her best skill of all."
Having an active interest in
her community, Mrs. Costin is
involved in many different

activities. She is a member of
the First Baptist Church
where she teaches a Sunday
school class and serves on
sundry committees. She is a
member of the local DAR
chapter. She is also a member
of'the Pi Beta Phi fraternity.
Her family life is just as
busy as her professional life.
She ha' four children, two of
whom are still at home so that
her involvement in school

Pvt. Michael E. Burke

Completes Basic Training
Pvt. Michael E. Burke, son Fort Dix, N.J.
of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Burke Michael will be home for
of White City, has just corn- Christmas and then will be
pleted his basic training at stationed at Fort Belvoir, Va.


Mike is in the Army Reserve.


activities is from a parent
angle also. Her husband,
Ashley, and their children,.
Marion, Robert, Leslie, and
Mark have many good reasons
to be very proud of her
professional and civic accom-
During the past few weeks,
Mrs. Costin and her third
graders have been actively
preparing for the Christmas
season. The students have
been learning the skills of
cutting and pasting as well as
coloring and creating. Each
students has made his own
stocking; each has decorated

his own plaster mold orna-
ment. Mrs. Costin's students
have also participated in a
"Letters to Santa" program
promoted by Mrs. Kent, spon-
sor of the "Purple Wave", the
high school newspaper.-
By participating in these
festive activities, the students
have increased their own
pleasure, and excitement cha-
racteristic of the season and
have provided joy for others
as well.
Mrs. Costin is an active
member of the Beta Beta
chapter of Delta Kappa Gam-

THE STAR. Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 21. 1978

Select Children's Toys to

Minimize Injury Hazards

Physicians of the Florida
Medical Association urge
adults to consider several
factors when selecting gifts
for children this holiday sea-
Each year thousands of
children suffer serious injury
from hazardous toys, and
most are the result of adult
carelessness in purchasing.
When selecting toys,. Florida
doctors suggest following
some simple guidelines. Make
sure the toy is safe no sharp
edges or parts, or pieces that
can be swallowed for children
under eight, make sure all
paint is non-toxic, and try to,
avoid toys that may be more
dangerous when broken. Try

Sgt. Davis


to Eglin
U.S. Air Force Sergeant
Marvin J. Davis, son of Mr.
and Mrs. John H. Davis of 301
Avenue B, Port St. Joe, has
arrived for duty at Eglin
Sergeant Davis, an opera-
tion systems management spe-
cialist with a unit of the
Tactical Air Command, pre-
viously served at' Ramstein
AB, Germany.
The sergeant is a 1974
graduate of Port St. Joe High

Potatoes were unknown in
Europe until the Spanish
conquistadors found the
Incas eating them in South

to purchase toys that are
durable and those that are
imaginative. Respect a child's
intellect, self esteem and
creativity when purchasing

By spending a bit more time
and thought on gift selections,
you can help insure a happy
and healthy New Year.


?, WEaRs

Hoping that Christmas and
the New Year bring you joyful
hours, pleasant memories and
much happiness.
Sugar Plum Tree

Gift Shoppe and Florist

319 Reid Ave. Ph. 229-6010

A Christmas wish for all our friends: May
all the joys the season lends find their way
around your tree and-brighten up your


Supply Co.

Pvt. Michael E. Burke

You can save energy if you
unplug your electric dish-
washer between washing and
drying. Let dishes drip dry
in. the machine.

Christmas is the time for old friends to get together. Why not
stop in and visit us? We wish you and your family the
happiest holidays ever. It's been great getting to know you
over the past year.


A time to gather together in celebration of

the meaning of His birth and the beauty of

His love this is the true spirit of


Renfro Auto Parts

Buddy Renfro Mary Helen Renfro John Simmons Eugene Burkett






Eugene Burkett

John Simmons

Buddy enfroMary Helen Renfro

PAGE EIGHTEEN THE STAR. Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 21, 1975

Mistletoe... An Excuse to Steal A Kiss

To most people, mistletoe
means an excuse to steal a
kiss at Christmas time. But
that's just one of many tradi-
tions that have been associat-
; d with this curious, parasitic
plant, according to the cur-
rent issue of National Wildlife
m magazine.
"For centuries, people all
over -the world have consi-

dered mistletoe to be a charm
against disease, witchcraft,
and infertility," says the bi-
monthly publication of the
National Wildlife Federation.
Mistletoe superstitions pro-
bably came about because of
the'unusual and rather eerie
way in which the plant grows.
Mistletoe flourishes in
clumps on the trunks and

branches of various hardwood'
trees, where it robs its host
tree of water and nutrients.
Ofter, the host tree is so
weakened that it dies. But
since mistletoe can produce
its own food when necessary,
the parasite remains green
and moist.
Because they were unable to
explain how mistletow grew,

Public Notices

... ROBERT J. JONES and wife, ROBER-
whose last known address is:
1009 Nana Avenue '
Orlando, Florida 32809

CATED IN Gulf County, Florida:
Lot Eleven (11), Block One (1),
Kentucky Landing Subdivision, Unit
No. 1, Neat Lumber & Manufacturing
SCompany, Developers, as per plat on
file in the office of the Clerk of Circuit
Court, Gulf County, Florida, in Plat
Book 2, page 35.
has been filed against you, and you are
required to file a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Carroll L.
McCauley, attorney for petitioner, P.O.
Box 3567, Panama City, Florida 32401, on0

or before January 15, 1979, and file the
original with the clerk of this court
either before service on petitioner's
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the petition.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of
this court on December 8, 1978.
By: Susan E. Bigelow
Deputy Clerk 4t.12.16
The City Commission of the City of
Port St. Joe will conduct public hearings
concerning the submission of a preappli-
cation for a Community Development
Block'Grant, administered by the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban
Development. These hearings will be
held in the Commission Meeting Room,
Port St. Joe City Hall at 8:00 P.M., on
December 19, 1978, and January 2, 1979.
3t 12-14

Notice is hereby given that the
'undersigned, Betty Boucher desires to
engage in business under the fictitious
name of Overstreet Boat Docks, Over-
street, Florida in Gulf County.
Notice is further given that the
undersigned intendss to register such
fictitious ame with the Clerk of Circuit
Court of such county.
Dated this December 7,.1978.
Owner and extent of Interest: Betty
Boucher, 100 percent.
4tp 12-7
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
invites bids on a 32' x 120' addition to an
existing 32' x 1.44' galvanized tin build-
ing. Specifications may be obtained
from the City Clerk's Office, P.O. Box A,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Bid opening
will be held at 8:00 P.M., E.S.T.,
December 19, 1978.
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
invites bids on the following described
1 Nephelometric Turbldimeter (Port-
Specifications may be obtained from
the City Clerk's Office, P.O. Box A, Port
St. Joe, Fla. 32456. Bid opening will be
held at 8:00 P.M., E.S.T., December 19,
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida,.
invites bids on the.following described
I Electronic Toploading Balance
Specifications may be obtained from
the City Clerk's Office, P.O. Box A, Port
St. Joe, Fla. 32456. Bid opening will be
held at 8:00 P.M., E.S.T., December 19,
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
invites bids on the following described
1 Water Jacketed Incubator
Specifications may be obtained from
the City Clerk's Office, P.O. Box A, Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456. Bid opening will
be held at 8:00 P.M., E.S.T., December
19, 1978.
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
invites bids on the following described
1 Analytical Balance '(Single Pan)
Specifications may be obtained from
the City Clerk's Office, P.O. Box A, Port
St. Joe, Florida. Bid opening will be held
at 8:00 P.M., E.S.T., December 19, 1978.
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
invites bids on mechanical joint ductile
iron pipe and accessories. Specifications
may be obtained from the City Clerk's
Office, P.O. Box A, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. Bid opening will be held at 8:00
P.M., E.S.T., December 19, 1978.
The City of Port St. Joe, 'Florida,
invites bids on hand tools and equip.
ment. Specifications may be obtained
from the City Clerk's Office, P.O. Box A,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Bid opening
will be held at 8:00 P.M., E.S.T.,
December 19,1978. 4tc 12-7

ancient civilizations believed
the plant had supernatural
powers, says National Wild-
life. Peasants in both England
and Japan believed that bar-
ren women would be able to
conceive after eating mistle-
toe. The Walos of Africa
attached mistletoe leaves to
their bodies, confident that
they would then be protected
from injury. The Swedes
carved sword handles from
mistletoe branches to ward off
witches, while other Euro-
peans wore mistletoe corsages
to guarantee a successful
Mistletoe is hot a very tasty
plant. In fact, although there
are more than a thousand
varieties throughout the
world, only one animal -- the
tiny Australian mistletoe bird
-- relies solely on mistletoe for
food. But medical history
reveals that despite its tasts,
mistletoe was often fed to
ailing patients by physicians
who thought it had curative
French physicians used mis-
tletoe as an antidote oir
poisons. And one 17th century
British physician observed
that the plant is "good for the
grief of itch, sores, toothache,
-and the biting of mad dogs and
venemous beasts."
Even as late as the mid-
1700's, National Wildlife re-
ports, many European medi-
cal authorities thought mistle-
toe would cure epilepsy. Since
mistletoe attaches itself so
firmly to a tree that it cannot
be blown down, they reasoned,
an epileptic could not fall
.down if.he consumed the plant
As it was thought that
mistletoe possessed magical
powers, it's not surprising that
the plant was long forbidden
in Christian churches. It was
thought to be tainted with

heathenism. But the Druids -
the woodsy priests of the
ancient Celts -- considered
mistletoe-to be a warm refuge
for the woodland spirits dur-
ing the cold weather. They
gathered and hung the plant
throughout their dwellings.
This primeval practice may
be the origin of the western
tradition of decorating homes
with greenery at Christmas
Centuries ago, on the sixth
day of a new moon, a white-
robed priest armed with a
golden sickle could be seen
harvesting mistletoe. The

Many Ways

of Gifting

The practice of exchang-
ing gifts at Christmastime
may be connected with a
similar ancient Roman
practice on New Year's
However, most theologi-
ans trace the custom to gifts
brought to the Infant Jesus
by the Wise Men.
Dutch children fill wood-
en shoes with food and
water for St. Nicholas and
his horses. On Christmas
morning, good children find
that Nicholas has filled the
shoes with small toys and
candy. Bad children find
them stuffed with sticks,
Italian children look io
the Magi themselves for gift
bringing. On January 6th,
the Three Kings, or a help-
ful "witch," Befana, will
leave treats for those who
are good and tricks for the

Druids believed the plant was
too sacred to be collected by
just anyone. Traditions
change, of course, and today
anyone willing to venture out
into the woods can gather
mistletoe with a pair of prun-
ing shears.
But some traditions change
very little. A kiss under the
mistletoe dates all the way
back to Norse mythology,
which dedicated mistletoe to
the Goddess of Love.


Rev. J. C. ODUM,

Jerome Car.ier,
Minister of Music

Christmas offers us a jolly opportunity to wish all the
Santas who shop with us a very happy holiday season.
Thank you for your patronage.

St. Joe Motor Company



Behold! The Child sleeps at peace among the animals. Let us

pray for the comfort and inner joy that comes with love and

sharing. A blessed, happy Christmas to all.

St. Joe Papermakers

Federal Credit Union

S530 Fifth Street


-I Wjn

Here's Santa's

"Christmas Special"

loaded with best

wishes for a jolly



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THE STAR. Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, Decembier 21, 1978;

You Are Cordially Invited to Attend


Baptist Church

Corner Long Ave. and 16th St.

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

,Dear Santa,
As you already know my
name is Lavetta. I want you to
bring me a bicycle, organ,
:walking doll, stuffed animal:
*watch, cheerleader suit, se-
same Street records, kiss doll,
color crayons, and clothes.
Gee! thanks Santa.
Lavetta Best

'Dear Santa,
Please bring me these toys
S for Christmas:
A bicycle, Star Wars toys,
guitar, Charlie's Angels toys,
Godzilla, and robots. Or bring
me some nice surprises. I will
leave you some candy if there
is any left.
Randy Ramsey
Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Kyle Griffin. I
live at 2008 Cypress Ave., and
I am five years old.
I want a bicycle, a.pair of
boot skates, outrider skate
board, and space helmet.
i have tried to be a good boy,
but sometimes it has been:
I love you very much, and I
want you to be good to all my
There will be a special treat
waiting for you beside my
Please be careful and come
to see me next year.
Dear Santa Claus,
I want a bicycle, a R2D2, a
i bean bag, a sleeping bag,
some guns, a cowboy suit and
some clothes. I will leave you
some milk and cookies.
Steven Duane Odom
Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy. For
Christmas I want a big gun,
Run holster, golves, black
Ward, drums, airplane,
crane, jeep, watch, mini bike
and helmet, other goodies. I
will leave milk and cookies for


The Christmas Tree
In Germany, the Tan-
nenbaum, or Christmas tree,
is decorated with hand-
carved toys amidst great
secrecy. On Christmas Eve,
lighted candles are placed on
the tree, to the delight of
In Poland, lighted candles
are also traditional on the
;*Christmas tree, along with
brightly colored paper or-

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Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Erin Leigh
Oliver and I have been a very
good girl this year.
For Christmas I would like
you to bring me a baby, some
matchbox cars, a pretty mon-
key and some surprises. Bring
something for my brothers
I will leave you some milk
and cookies under the Christ-
mas tree.

Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Lisa Atkins, I
am 5 years old. I have been a
good girl this year. I want a
doll, Boots, Record Player,
Jumpin-Jimmy, Stilts and a
surprise for Christmas.
I will leave something under
the tree for you.

Dear Santa,
My name is Sherry Creel I
am 7 years old and I live on St.
Joe Beach. I have been a good
girl this year and so I would
like for you to leave the
following toys under my
Christmas tree for me this
year, a U drive it car, an
operation game, a Play Doh
Fuzzy Pumper, a drowsy doll,
a baby stroller and a surprise.
I will leave you a snack on
the table.
I love you,
Sherry Creel

Dear Santa,
It's pretty obvus what I need
for Christmas. I need two new '
front teeth. Can you manage
Thank you,

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl. I
want a walking doll, a teddy
bear, an easy bake oven and
clothes for Christmas.
My little sister, Shelly,
wants a doll too. She's a good
girl too. Thank you. We'll be
waiting for you.
Wendy Weston
Dear Santa,
My name is Bobby Nobles,
five years old, and I live in

Ocala, Fla. I will be spending
Christmas with my grandpar-
ents in Port St. Joe so will you
please bring my bicycle and
B.B. gun there. I have a sister
Missy who is one and would
like a baby and a baby buggy
for Christmas. We have been
good this year'
Dear Santa Claus,

I love you and your wife, I
will see you Christmas, have a
very nice Christmas eve.
I am writing this special for
you and your wife. For
Christmas I want:
Baby that-away, record
player, bicycle with basket, a
drum set, baby doll buggy,
baby hi-chair and a lot of
- My baby sister Jennifer
wants a tea set and baby doll.
With love,
Wendy Johnson age 5

Dear Santa,
I been very good boy I'm 5
years old. What I like for you
to bring me for Xmas is Big
well, Tonka trucks, trains,
clothes, fruit, nut, candy and
don't forget my family, and
my teacher Mrs. Mary Gra-
ham. I leave cookies, milk on
talbe for you.
Patrick Dawson
To Santa

Dear Santa,
I love you. Please bring me
a pool table and a big loader
construction set. I am in first
Ken Monette.
Thank you.
Thank you,
I will leave you some
cheese. I also want a digital

THE STAR. Port St. Joe. Fla. Thursday, December 21, 1978 PAGE NINETEEN

Counterattack Christmas Pounds

Counterattacking those high
caloried Christmas goodies
with a vigorous exercise pro-
gram could be dangerous to
people who ordinarily lead
less physically active lives,
advises an exercises expert at
Florida State University.
Guilt-ridden overeaters who
feel compelled to hit the track,
sidewalk, or basketball court,
and who are not accustomed
to heavy, prolonged exercise,
may not only be asking for
trouble, but they also may be
wasting their time, according
to Dr. Charles Riggs, and FSU
exercise physiologist.
Diet-dropouts have a legiti-

mate reason to seek ways to
counterbalance the annual
avalanche of holiday calories,
but jumping into an exercise
routine may be disastrous to
the uninitiated, Riggs said.
Entry into' the world of
exercise should always begin
in a doctor's office, he said. No
matter how innocent the form
of exercise may seem to the
individual, it may be just'the
thing for which a person's
body is completely unsuited.
Also, aside from their poten-
tial for inflicting injury, fur-
ious hops into exercising usu-
ally don't do a very good job of

what face-stuffers like to think
they do, offset an over-abun-
dance of calories, Riggs said.
The main reason for this
stems from a tendency to quit
too soon, he said. Apparently,
"stickability" is rare among
seasonal athletes, who often
overdo, or what could prove
worse, do wrongly, exercises
which may be totally incom-
patible with their degree of
physical fitness.
Some holiday gluttons may
appease their consciences
more quickly than others, for
instance, and others may
succumb to early fatigue of
injury. What starts out as a

noble stab at self-improve-
ment often winds up shelved
for another year, Riggs points
"Infrequent plunges into
calisthenics or other exercise
may burn off a few calories,
but they don't provide the kind
of exercise necessary to tone
the heart and the whole
cardiovascular system. Keep-
ing the heart in top shape is
the key to total fitness,

including prolonged weight
control," said Riggs.
Holiday revelers bent on
coming to terms with their
bulges would do well to make
regular exercise a part of
their New Year's resolutions,
Riggs said. He recommends
starting slowly, and building
up to a good pace at whatever
exercise one chooses, whether
it's walking, running, swim-
ming or playing racquetball.

The Signs of Christmas

Christmas brings to all a
sense of wonder and admira-
tion. These feelings are kept
alive through the beautiful
legends explaining many
holiday traditions.
The story of the poinsettia
takes place in Mexico in a
little town where the custom
was to offer Christmas Eve
gifts to the Christ Child. A
poor young boy, too shy to
go to church without a gift,
knelt outside the church
window and began to pray.
When he rose to his feet, he
noticed a beautiful red

denly, he realized the lovely
blossom was *a gift from
heaven to answer his pray-
ers! Quickly, he took the
flower inside the church and
laid it before the altar. To
this day, the poinsettia is
known in Mexico as the
"Flower of the Holy

Another Christmas
legend explains the robin's
red breast. It is said that the
robin pulled a thorn from
Christ's crown in an attempt
, to relieve some of the pain of
the crucifixion. In doing so,
a drop of blood fell on the
robin's chest, and remained
there forever.

the members of the

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

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

flower growing in the spot
where he had knelt. Sud-





Keep your vehicle in good repair by
visiting us often! We wish you a
wonderful holiday season.

Ralph & Henry's Standard

Service Station

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Come, let us adore Him! He holds out.
the promise of peace and joy for all

Mary Linda's

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4 May the sights
and sounds and
smells of Christmas brig
joy to your heart and
peace to your being.


Wewahitchka State Bank

A Gulf County Landmark



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