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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 20, 1979
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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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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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1979


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We want to wish you all of the Blessings

of this holiest of holidays... Christmas.


The Star Publishing Company


Wesley R. Ramsey


Frenchie L. Ramsey


Willie Ramsey


Shirley Ramsey


Catherine Ramsey


Charlie Fennell


Carol Ramsey


Stephen Coffey


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Editorials and Opinions


''HE STAR


PAGE TWO


THURSDAY, DEC. 20. 1979


Even Commercial Christmas Is Religious Experience


-. Christmas too commercialized?
Columnist Charley Reese says, "Bah,
'humbug!"
If it takes a "commercialized Christmas"
to remind people the world over of the birth of
our Saviour, Jesus Christ, then we say it's
worth the price. Even though primarily many
people think of giving gifts at Christmas time,
there is also a crash program of telling people
just what Christmas is all about, using the
Scoummercial vehicle to evangelize the world
j about the truth of the coming of Christ into the
world to be the unspeakable gift for the world.
It's hard to walk into a store these days, to
N perform the "commercial" practice of
purchasing a gift for a loved one for Christmas
without hearing, "Joy to the World", "It Came
Upon the Midnight Clear", etc. These alltell of
t the coming of Christ into the world on this
special day.
t Do people hear the songs? Do they connect
the birth of Christ with Christmas day? We
thinkk they do. The information to those who
,have not heard or do not believe may be
subtlel, but it is there and people cannot help
but hear it. Whether or not they believe is up to


them, as it is with all Christian decisions.
Even evangelist Billy Graham preaches the
simple gospel that "it is up to you to accept or
reject."
Reese went on in one particular column he
wrote on the subject of the commercialization
of Christmas by stating: "If Christmas is a
religious experience, then nothing anyone else
does can affect it. Religious experiences are
internal affairs of the human heart, untouch-
able by the outside world."
Jesus Christ, the shepherds and the early


Christians, all had outside influences against
their acceptance and belief far more potent
than the commercialization of Christmas, and
still, they believed, they preached and they
promulgated the word all over the then-known
world.
The Bible tells us that God moves in
mysterious ways to get his way with people. Is
it too much to expect of God to feel he could
use the commercialization of Christmas -
using the very human instinct of wanting to
receive or give a gift as a vehicle to spread


his truth about the world?
While we wouldn't try in any manner to
put down the unselfish work of missionaries of
all Christian faiths to convert the world, we
would have to believe that the advent of
Christmas in the Christian world does far
more than they, collectively, to inform the
world that we are worshiping, and celebrat-
ing, the birth of our Saviour on this most holy
of all days in our world.
Even if we do the celebrating with the
giving of gifts.


Jaycees Did A Fine Job With Christmas Parade


While they got off to a late start, due to a
need to re-organize their troops, we think the
Port St. Joe Jaycees did an outstanding job in
producing our Christmas parade this year.
: We have heard nothing but compliments
onthe parade during the past two weeks since
the event, and we have nothing but praise to
offer from this corner.
The floats, the bands, the marching


groups, the special entries, all blended into a
parade worth watching and being a part of.
Our Jaycees are all young men, just
starting out in life, making it necessary that
they work a full day to keep their young
families together. Still, they found the time
and energy to work at night and on week ends
to produce a fine parade for an appreciative
audience.


There's no getting around the fact that if
our people will dedicate themselves to making
this a better community, through Christmas
parades and other civic projects, we can have
the finest community of its size anywhere. We
applaud the Jaycees and their unselfish giving
of their time to their community.
During the coming year, could we all
pledge to follow their unselfish example?


p receiving Social Security Checks?


's Easy to Have Them Deposited .


It is easy for people who get
social security or supplemen-
tal security income checks to
arrange to have their pay-
ments deposited directly in a
checking or savings account,
David Robinson, Social Secur-
Sity Field Representative for
SNORRIS Gulf County, said recently.
" Luke 2:1-15 tidings of great joy, which
:.Key Word: Heaven manifes- shall be to all people. All a person has to do is to
Se contact.his or her financial
SAnd t came to pass in in For unto you is born this day institution bank, savings
Hliose days, that there went out in the city of David a Saviour bank, savings and loan asso-
~ecree from Caesar Augus- which is Christ the Lord. And citation; or similar institution,
hus. that all the world should --: all be .j or .
be taxed. (And this taxing was ye shall find the boabe apped credit unibn and iask for
first madhe -n ing was in swaddling clothes, lying in a directs deposit form SF-1199.
m when y s was manger. And suddenly there
governor of Syria.) And all as wt su a .. Completing the form only
wient out to be taxed, every of the heavenly host praising authorizes deposits in the
bie into his own city. And God and saying, Glory to God account. Only the beneficiary
loseph also went up from in the highest, and on earth or his or her authorized
lplilee, out of the city of peace, good will toward all representative can make with-
Nazarety, into Judea, unto the men drawals.
city of David, which is called n
Bethlehem; (because he was In today world of constant It is a good idea for the
of the house and lineage of pressure it is easy to forget person to ask the financial
SDavid:) to be taxed with Mary that nearly two thousand organization how it will handle
:his espoused wife, being great years ago here on earth our and report check deposits and
with child. Saviour Jesus was manifested
And so it was, that, while (born) physically. And He Music
.they were there, the days were wasn't just born, He lived. Music Sunday
accomplished that she should And He didn't just live, He
:.be delivered. And there were died. And He didn't just die, at First Baptist
in the same country shepherds He rose again. And He didn't
abiding in the field, keeping just rise again, He ascended The adult choir of First
watch over their flock by into Heaven. And He didn't Baptist Church will present
night. And lo, the angel of the just ascend into Heaven, John W. Peterson's "Night of
Lord came upon them, and the PRAISE GOD, HE CARRIES Miracles" Sunday night at
glory of the Lord shone round BELIEVERS WITH HIM! 7:00 p.m.
about them: and they were Now, isn't that the best Al Yancey, minister of
sore afraid. And the angel said Christmas gift you can re- music and Bill Heaton, pastor,
unto them, Fear not: for ceive? Believe on Jesus to- extend a cordial invitation to
behold, I bring you good day! the public to attend.


if there is any service charge.
Direct deposit has several
advantages, Robinson said.
Among them: No standing in
line to cash or deposit checks;
money is available immedi-
ately in the person's account
even when he or she is away
from home; no check cashing
problems because the money
goes directly into an account;
no worry about losing a check
or having it stolen.
More information about di-
rect deposit can be obtained at
any finrncWil-organization.or.
from the Panama City Social
Security Office, located at 30
West Government Street. The
telephone number is 769-4871.


SALTY
SALLY


Christmas Tree Is Up, Packages Are Wrapped...


Come On Santa!


BY THE TIME you read this, I will.
have the Christmas tree up, the spirit
will be rising, the last paper before
Christmas will be out and I'll be ready
for old Santa to come down our
chimney.
Santa will have a tight squeeze
getting down my chimney, however,
because we have one of those double
walled metal type chimneys inside the
stone chimney to our fireplace, and it
would be even a tight squeeze for
-Robert Whittle.
I'M GOING to enjoy Christmas this

year. All of the grandsons and the one
lone granddaughter are now big enough
sto understand about Santa Claus, but
still not old enough to let on they
understand. Some of them are now at
:the age where they think something
:besides a hand-painted oyster shell
S converted into a paper weight will
make a fine Christmas gift. At their age
now, a hug around the neck will do old
Papaw just fine.
They all gather at our house on
Christmas Eve to open presents, and
the uproar which results you couldn't
believe. The mess left by the multitude


of unwrapped gifts means a special trip
to the land-fill the next morning. We
always wait until the next morning to
take that trip because something
always gets lost in the melee and has to





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be searched out of the discarded
wrappings the next day.
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR are
our last holidays until July 4. So, with
this thought in mind, we want to wish
all of you a "Merry Christmas".
THE MAYOR of Rushville, Ohio,
has personally gone out and issued
invitations for everyone in his town to
come to his house on Christmas Day for


Christmas dinner.
The Mayor trudged from door to
door, offering his invitation, in person,
for everyone in town to join him for the
big feast. If everyone comes, the Mayor


will have 277 extra people sitting at his
table on Christmas Day. That's sort of
calling for duty beyond the call of duty
for a turkey.
It will guarantee there will be no
turkey sandwiches or turkey hash in the
days to follow.
I'M NOT TRYING to give Mayor
Frank Pate any ideas. If Frank were to
try something like that here in Port St.
Joe, I just imagine we would either


have a new Mayor the next day, or a
bachelor for a Mayor. Evelyn would
skin him alive. If the Mayor of
Rushville, Ohio is still married to the
same wife, it would be a surprise to me.


CHRISTMAS IS USUALLY synon-
ymous with snow for some reason or
other. Here in Florida, we don't have
a white Christmas very often. As a
matter of fact, I don't imagine we have
ever had a white Christmas. I have
never heard of one.
We are susceptible to some cold
weather on Christmas day, however,
even though it is usually a balmy day
here in the Panhandle. We're eligible


for a cool to cold day on Christmas day
because winter officially starts Satur-
day. According to the calendar, Satur-
day is the beginning of winter and the
shortest day of the year. Saturday will
still be 24 hours long, you understand;
the sun just comes up later and sets
earlier than at any other day in the
year.
Whatever you have to do in the day-
light hours Saturday, do it in a hurry,
because you don't have much time.
+++
CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS have
filled up the town during the past
several days. The streets and stores are
full and the next few days will probably
be hectic in downtown Port St. Joe, just
as it will be with every other town in the
nation.
If you need a jug of milk or a loaf of
bread, you had better get up early and
get to the store, as the Christmas
shoppers will slow up your progress as
the day wears on.
I went up town last Friday, to get
Frenchie a present for her birthday and


I had to wait for the red light to cross
the street. That's something you don't
usually have to do in Port St. Joe. As a
matter of fact, I usually wait for the
green light to come on to cross the
street. This lets the cars waiting at the
red light to get out of the way. I don't
want to get caught half way across the
street when the light changes and
chance getting run- over.

CHRISTMAS BRINGS out the
drinkers. An article in the paper
Saturday said scientists have discover-
ed a drug which keeps a drinker from
getting drunk. The drugs used to treat
persons on drugs,.to keep the drug from
affecting their brain, the target of
drugs.
The article said research has
shown the alcohol also affects the brain,
making the drinker drunk.
Using our analytical powers, we
must conclude that alcohol is also a
drug, since the affected areas and the
drugs to combat the effects are the
same. We properly outlaw drugs but
license the sale of alcohol.


St. Joseph

Bay Tides
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


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Published Every Thursday at306 Williams Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida OUT OF CnUNTY-57.0W OUT OF U.S.-One Year, 59.00
SByThe StarPublishingCompany PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456
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Wesley R. Ramsey .................. Editor and Publisher
SECOND-CLASS POSTAGE PAID
William H. Ramsey ...................... Production Supt. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word
WS Frenchie L. Ramsey .................... office Manager AT PORTST.JOE,FLORIDA 24 barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.
Shirley K. Ramsey ........................ Typesetter
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Apalachicola.


Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Tuesday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday


High
10:56 P
11:38P
12:20 A
12:59 A
1:24A
9:42 P
7:09P
6:58P


Low
8:42 A
9:27A
10:06 A
10:39 A
11:00AO
10:50A
10:03 A
6:51A












uGulf Homeowners May be



Eligible for FmHA Loans


To Upgrade Condition of Homes


Rural homeowners in Gulf
County who need to upgrade
their homes may be eligible
for financing from the Farm-
ers Home Administration
(FmHA).
Claude W. Goolsby, Jr.,
FmHA County Supervisor,
said that in addition to financ-
ing the purchase of homes, the
Agency also has funds avail-
Sable to families who already
own homes that need insula-
tion-weatherization improve-
ments.
FmHA will offer loans for
energy conservation improve-
ments to all rural families of
low or moderate incomes who
cannot obtain adequate com-
mercial credit and are other-
wise eligible for FmHA loan
(* assistance.
Goolsby said that this is not


a new loan program, but a
part of the total loan program
FmHA has had for a number
of years. However, the Agency
is stressing the need to
conserve energy and help
families combat today's high-
er cost of home energy.
Improvements designed to
save energy, such as installing
additional insulation, storm
windows and doors, caulking,
and in some cases modifying
heating systems will, in many
cases, save more than enough
to repay the loan funds
borrowed for the improve-
ment according to Goolsby.
In addition to energy con-
servation, repair loans may
also be used to remove health
and safety hazards such as
repairing roofs, providing sa-


How Today's


Christmas Tree


Came to be


Why do we have Christ-
mas trees? The custom can
be traced to the early pagan
days of Northern Europe.
Natives used holly, ever-
green, and mistletoe to dec-
orate their homes at mid-
winter. The greens were
thought to encourage the co-
habitation of friendly spirits
during the winter solstice.
European Christians en-
joyed the color and fra-
grance of the greens and
continued the practice long
after the pagan significance
was forgotten.
Pageant plays as we know
them todaydeveloped from
,.the miracle plays of the
( | iddle Ages. These pro-
grams depicted 'religious
stories and moral themes.
Because they were per-
formed in churches, scenery
was kept to a minimum. The
entire garden of Eden was
represented by a fir tree with
apples tied upon it. Soon, it
became known as the Para-
dise Tree. Ironically, this
present-day symbol of the
Nativity originated as a rep-
resentation of the Fall of
Man. In 1450, when secular
.plays were banned, the sym-
bolic tree was brought into
Athe home as an object les-
son. The evergreen symbol-
ized morality, and the ap-
,ples, sin. Later, cookies and
sweets were hung as a re-
minder of the "sweetness"


of the Savior's Redemp-
tion. Decorative treats were
expanded to include candy
canes and popcorn chains.
Later, the moralistic charac-
ter of the tree gradually
faded as glittering orna-
ments and figures took the
place of apples and wafers.
Legend attributes the first
lighted tree to Martin
Luther's 16th century at-
tempt to recreate the beau-
tiful, snowy evergreens of
Germany. Candles were ori-
ginally used on such trees
and were later replaced by
electric facsimiles. Through
the years, lighting designs
have been revised to today's
preseiintkvarieties.. .
The tradition of decorat-
ing Christmas trees in the
United States began in 1776
during the American Revo-
lution, when Hessian
soldiers brought the custom
from their native Germany.
A short while later, in 1804,
a Christmas tree was men-
tioned as part of a holiday
celebration at Fort Dear-
born, Illinois. With little ob-
jection, the traditional tree
became an integral part of a
19th century Christmas and
the practice of decorating
holiday trees has continued
ever since. Today, more
than two-thirds of Ameri-
can homes have a beautiful
tree as part of their holiday
decorations.


NOTICE

Sale of Used Vehicles

The St. Joseph Telephone
& Telegraph Company

will sell the below listed vehicles:


No. 202 E14AHU21990
'74 1%T Ford Van


$ 950.00


No. 405 390 V-8, F25 HK528710
'73 Ford %T F250 Truck $1325.00

No. 411 CCQ144AI78207
'74 Chevrolet PU $1150.00
No. 419 6 cyl. CCQ145A145362
E-W SP-11, Side Pak Utility Body
'75 Chevrolet Truck PU $1575.00
The price is listed above and payment will
be cash or certified

These vehicles can be seen at the Supply
Complex in Port St. Joe, Fla.

The above units are publicly advertised and
wili be sold on first come, first served basis

CONTACT: Bernard 0. Wester,

Supply Manager
St. Joseph Telephone & Telephone Co.
229-6737 or 229-7263


nitary water and waste dispo- for assistance, est rate down to as low as one
sal systems, and upgrading The current rural housing percent per year.
electrical wiring. Applicants interest rate is ten percent for More information may be
must own and live in their moderate income applicants, obtained at the FmHA County
homes on a farm, in the open Families with lower incomes Office located at 1137 Harrison
country, or in rural town of up may qualify for a subsidy that Avenue, Panama City, or by
to 20,000 population to qualify can reduce the effective inter- calling 769-8997.


THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 1979


Brown Dist. Republican Representative
Mr. Bill Taylor, State Chair-
man of the Republican Party I ANI
of Florida announces, from his IGHLAND VIEW
Tallahassee office, that Stiles
Brown, the County Chairman A T T HU
of the Gulf County Republican BAPTIST CHURCH
Party has been selected to Corner of Fourth St. & Second Ave.
serve as the County Chair-orerf fourth t econdAve
man's Representative for all Welcome Friends
of the counties in the first
Congressional District of Flor- SUNDAY SCHOOL ..................... 9:45 A.M.
ida. WORSHIP SERVICES ..... 11:00 A.M. & 7:30 P.M.
This appointment makes CHURCH TRAINING (Sunday) ......... 6:30 P.M.
Brown a member of the State MID-WEEK PRAYER (Wednesday) .... 7:30 P.M.
Executive Board, which deter-
mines policy for the State Nursery Provided BRO. JERRY REGISTER
Republican Party. _


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PAGE THREE










THE STAR, Port St.-Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 1979


/. 5


ur good health, for instance, can't
bought. You owe it to yourself
I Jour family to safeguard it.
ur biggest helper in this important
ensure is your family doctor. Don't
ai until aches and pains put you
sile sick-list. Visit him regularly
ircheck-ups and advice. And if
|i need a prescription filled, rely
'our .pharmacist. His friendly,
i1pt and knowledgeable service
ill; help keep that one precious
session money can't buy .. .
0, uw t mMncv
BUZZETT'S
DRUG STORE
l'h 229-471 317 Williams







horse Aweigh," theme
ng of the U.S. Navy, was
written ;in '906 by three
il0ors on shore leave.


GARC eTdethon Raises


Florida First National


Will Be


CLOSED

At 12:00 Noon on

Christmas Eve

and All Day

Christmas Day

December 25


FLORIDA FIRST
NATIONAL BANK


at Port St. Joe


.9


i Member FDIC


S30% Discount
On All
Flowers and
Shrubbery
In the Greenhouse
and Nursery
Now thru
S6Chris tmas

We Have
Japanese Persimmon Trees,
Paper Shell Pecans, Fruit Trees,
Poinsettias

Register for
FREE POINSETTIA
to be given away, Mon., Dec. 24

Butler Greenhouse
Butler s and Nursery

648-8926
Bay Street and Highway 98
ST. JOE BEACH


$3,328.11


Davis man the telephones during the Citizen's telethon held recently.
Gulf County Association for Retarded -Star photo


The Gulf County Association
for Retarded Citizens would
like to thank the people who
helped raise $3,378.11 during
the third annual fund raising


telethon on the weekend qf
December 7 and 8.
All money contributed will
be used for matching funds for
the state and federal grants.


by Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
Christmas shopping can be
quite a challenge to your
brain, as well as your budget.
In addition to the considera-
tion of cost, there is always
that old'question of what to
give. For some of those on
your list, plants might offer a
nice solution. A healthy vigor-


Tofl Free

Number for

Medicare
Medicare Part B beneficia-
ries served by Blue Shield of
Florida, the Part B claim
processor for all areas of
Florifda except Dade and
Monroe Counties, will have
access to a toll-free number in
the Medicare B processing
center-beginning November 1,
1979.
TheV toll-free number ter-
minates in the Blue Shield
Medicare B processing center
in Jacksonville and will be
available to Part B beneficia-
ries for information on the
status of Medicare B claims or
for general information. The
toll-free number is: 1-800-342-
7586. Hours of operation will
be from 7:30 a.m. until 4:45
p.m., Monday through Friday.
The volume of 'calls is
expected to be heavy and
many may experience diffi-
culty at first in reaching the
toll-free number. Medicare B
officials suggested beneficia-
ries might try to call earlier or
later in the day if they have
problems getting an open line.
Medicare Part B is the
medical-doctor bill portion of
the overall Medicare pro-
gram. It primarily serves
senior citizens, age 65 and
over. Blue Shield of Florida is
expected to process nearly 8
million claims under the pro-
.gram in 1979.


our plant usually is a welcome
addition for either home or
landscape. But, before you
rush to your favorite nursery,
you should consider what to
look for and what to avoid in
plant selection.
Whether you're shopping for
a gift plant for a friend, or for
an addition to your own
collection, you should choose
Your purchase carefully.
Plantascome in a wide range of
S-grades, conditions, and stan-
dards, and it's sometimes
hard to tell which one has the
best chance for survival.
Usually, better plants will
cost you more money. But,
this isn't a hard and fast iule.
When nurseries have sales,
they may offer top quality
plants at bargain prices. The
important thing is to be able to
tell what quality is. Our
information on plant selection
was provided by Extension
Urban Horticulture Specialist,
Dr. Robert Black, of the
University of Florida's Insti-
tute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences.
If you visit a nursery which
tags plant according to the
standards of the Florida Divi-
sion of Plant Industry, you'll
have a much easier time
deciding on quality. A "Flor-
ida Fancy" is an extremely
healthy, vigorous plant well
shaped, with good strong
branches and dense foliage. A
"Florida number one" is a.
healthy, vigorous plant with a
good shape and a good supply
of leaves.
All other plants are labeled
"number three" while these
are the cheapest plants, they
also have the poorest chance
of survival. If your nursery
doesn't classify plants this
way, or if you buy gift plants
from a supermarket, discount
store, or similar outlet, you'll


need to be able to identify
vigorous healthy plants on
your own.
Look for compact, rather
than spindly plants, an abund-
ance of foliage is usually a
good sign. A spindly plant
without a good supply of
leaves may be the victim of
various leaf spot diseases or
insect problems which have
caused leaves to fall off. Make
sure the leaves have a good;
uniform color. Check tips of,
leaves for brown or yellow
discoloration. Inspect the
trunk and branches to see that
they are well-formed without
cracks, peels or scars.
Carefully examine each
plant for any signs of insect or
disease problems. Some
things to look for are speaking


State Attorney Leo C. Jones
recently promised quick, cer-
tain and thorough prosecution
of those charged with shoplift-
ing. "Stealing is no game,"
the veteran prosecutor de-
clared adding "and hurts us
all because the merchant
must add this cost to the
prices he charges us."
The shoplifting law covers
more than simply walking out
of a store with unpaid for
merchandise. Those who al-
ter, remove or switch price
tags may also be charged with
shoplifting, Jones said. "The
crux of the matter is that it is
unlawful, to deprive the mer-
chant of the sale of the item
stolen," Jones explained.
Laws prohibiting shoplift-
ing, Jones said, provide acce-
lerating penalties for repeated
convictions. The first convic-
tion, except for specific items,
including firearms, may re-
sult in penalties up to 60 days
in jail and.a fine of $500. The
second conviction is punisha-
bel by up to one year in jail
and a fine of $1,000. The third,
and each subsequent convic-
tion is punishable as a felony,
and is punishable by up to five
years, in a state prison and a
fine of up to $5,000.
Theft of firearms, fire ex-
tinguishers, and other speci-
fied items is a felony, and is
punishable by up to five years


on the leaves, which indicated
spider mite injury, curled or
distorted. leaves, caused by
APHID injury, and small
bumps on stems and under-
sides of leaves, resulting from
a scale problem. Common
disease problems often show
up in yellow or brown leaves.
Rotting stems and brown
roots. Check the soil to make
sure it has good color, and
hasn't been to heavily com-
pacted. Pickl each plant up and
make sure that rbots adiii't'
growing out of the bottom of
the pot
If you follow these basic
guidelines for selecting gift
plants, your living Christmas
presents should provide many
years of enjoyment for those
who receive them.


in a state prison and a fine of
$5,000.
Jones noted that merchants
and their employees are pro-
tected by law when appre-
hending shoplifting suspects.
If there is reason to believe
that shoplifting has occurred,
the suspect may be held for a
reasonable length of time, or
until the police arrive. Jones
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reasonably suspected shoplift-
er who. resists a merchant or
store employee is subject to
one year in jail and a $1,000
fine."

Try washing windows
with a crumbled up piece
of newspaper dipped in
water. There's something
in printer's ink that
makes windows shine.


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Monday, Wednesday, Friday in Port St. Joe
412 Monument Avenue Phone 227-1684
Tuesday and Thursday in Wewahitchka at
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Meet Friday Night


The Port St. Joe City
Commission will meet Fri-
day night at 8:00 p.m., in
the Commission meeting
room.
Friday's meeting will
take the place of the
regular meeting which was
scheduled for Tuesday of
this week. The meeting was
postponed due to items to


be considered which had a
time element involved.
The next meeting of the
City Commission will also
be changed, since the regu-
lar meeting falls on Janu-
ary 1, New Year's Day.
The first January meet-
ing of the Commission will
be held on Thursday, Janu-
ary 3, at 8:00 p.m.


We owe the potato to the farmers of the Inca empire.


* Ambulance personnel, Dennis Harcus, Barbara Weeks as Jo O'Barr, Trooper Bill Godwin and Carl O'Barr look on.
:and Madelyn Swatts place the injured driver on a stretcher, -Star photo


A truck, bringing automotive parts
I Renfro Auto Parts Company, here in
ort St. Joe, overturned early Tuesday
ning about two miles north of Port
Joe.
1v According to the Florida Highway
' Patrol, the truck, driven by Albert
r wis Turner of Marianna, ran off the
Right shoulder of the road. Turner lost



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Consumers have a special
reason to be cheerful this
holiday season. They will save
an estimated $429 million
S- "because the federal excise tax
on telephone bills declines on
; January 1, 1980, according to
w H. Higdon Swatts, Customer
a Services Manager of St. Jos-
eph Telephone & Telegraph
.. Company.
In an annual process set in
Smotion by Congress several
Years ago, the tax has been
declining by one percent each

Guidance Clinic

M'ollecting
Brand Labels
Save Campbell's, Swan-
S son, V-8, and Franco Ameri-
can product labels and give
them to the Gulf County Guid-
Sance Clinic. A collection box
has been placed in the lobby of
Sthe Clinic, located at 311 Wil-
a llns Avenue.
The Clinic is trying to collect
S 60,000 labels, to exchange for a
= film projector. They empha-
size that your help is impor-
', tant, they can't do it without
=your help.
Contact the Clinic at 227-
1145 if you have any further
S questions.


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1 Excise Taxes



ver Phone Bills


Januaryj This time it /drtopsO 1ustomors of the nation's 1,500
'from" three percent of'the -Independent telephone co i-
phone bill to two percent. The panies, according to estimates
levy will be eliminated on by the U.S. Independent Tele-
January 1, 1982. phone Association. The re-
The estimated difference mainder of the savings some
between what telephone cus- $360 million will go to Bell
tomers would have paid at the System customers. .Swatts
three percent rate, and what stated that the Independent
they actually will pay at the companies serve more than 33
new two.percent level, makes million telephones one of
up the tax savings for consu- every five in the country.
mers.
Some $69 million of the total
$429 million will be saved by /
Santa Claus

Is Coming to

St. Joe Beach
Hey kids! Santa Claus is
coming to town. The Beaches
Fire Department is loaning 1
Santa Claus one of its trucks
on Christmas Eve to ride all
through St. Joe Beach and
Beacon Hill. He wants to be
sure he has everyone's last /
minute orders for his trip that
night.
So kids (grownups too), on
December 24 from 2:00 to 4:00
in the afternoon watch for
Santa coming by your house
and get out to see him. And
remember to be Good!


" Congress first imposed the
excise-fax during Wqrld War I
as a "temporary" measure. It
was repealed briefly after the
war, but was reinstituted
during the Depression. It has
continued ever since. Rates
have ranged as high as 15
percent on local service and 25
percent on long distance calls.
The tax stood at 10 percent
from 1954 to 1972.


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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 20. 1979


PAGE SEVEN


SArea Oysters Bound



Back from Threat


Florida oysters took a blow
to the mid-section during the
past few weeks, when several
people in the Dothan and
Mobile, Alabama areas be-
came ill with hepatitis and a


mild form of cholera, pointing
a suspecting finger at raw
oysters they had eaten as the
possible cause.
Since that time, the Florida
Department of Natural Re-


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Fresh Cut Flowers

Poinsettias

0 Christmas Cactus
Hanging Plants

Dish Gardens

Large Potted Plants

Norfolk Island Pines

Don't forget Christmas cards
and Party Goods


Sugar Plum Tree .

Florist and Gift Shoppe
Phone 229-6010 319 Reid Ave.

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sources has conducted ex-
haustive tests in the prime
suspect area of Wakulla Coun-
ty as well as the main oyster
production areas for the state
in Apalachicola Bay, to either
pin-point the possible area of
infection or give a clean bili of
health to the oyster industry,
which is in full swing during
this time of the year.
The investigation and daily
tests have revealed that oys-
ters from Apalachicola Bay
are safe to eat like oyster
eaters like to eat them raw.
Jimmy McNeill, owner of
Indian Pass Seafood Com-
pany, Gulf County's only
oyster producer of any size,
told The Star this week the
news stories are seriously
damaging the sales of oysters.
"People are afraid to eat them
and there's absolutely nothing
wrong with our oysters",
McNeill said. McNeill also has
oyster holdings in Apalachi-
cola Bay, as well as Indian
Pass Lagoon, which lies in
Gulf County.
McNeill joined Apalachicola
producers this week in asking
for some official declaration
that Apalachicola and Lagoon
oysters have never been sus-
pect of causing illness and are
perfectly safe to eat.
. The tests, conducted over a
period of several weeks in 70
oyster-producing areas of Ap-
alachicola Bay failed to show
any signs of pollution which
could cause illness. The pro-
ducing waters were declared
as unpolluted and meeting
state health standards for
shellfish production.
Harry Harper, information
officer of the DNR said, "It
could have been caused by a
boat emptying its sewage. All
we know is that the waters
aren't polluted now".
The National Center for
Disease Control in Atlanta has.
said that 10 people in Albany,
Ga., and Mobile, Ala., con-
tracted hepatitis from oysters
harvested near Bob Sikes Cut
in Apalachicola Bay last Sep-
tember. Three cases of a mild
form of cholera were reported
contracted by people who had


"Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a micro-
scope." Josh Billings


checks from Joey Blan, at right, president of
the Jaycees. and David Horton, at left, squad
chief of the Port St. Joe Unit, Gulf County
Ambulance Squad. The Jaycees donated $50
The Special Equipment Fund for Munici- to the fund, and the Ambulance Squad
pal Hospital is growing steadily. In the photo, donated $218.00 from the proceeds of a fund-
Dr. Shirley Simpson, is shown receiving raising project. -Star photo


eaten oysters from Oyster Bay
in Wakulla County in Novem-
ber.
SHOW FAITH
Tuesday of this week, the
State Cabinet showed their
faith in the quality of oysters
from Apalachicola Bay and
Indian lagoon, by eating raw
oysters, furnished by the
producers, on the Capitol
steps in Tallahassee at noon.
Governor Bob Graham said,
"They're delicious. I know
they're clean. I can assure the
public that they can eat them
without any fear of getting
sick."
As an observation of the
problem, there were 13 people
who were reported made ill by
eating suspected contaminat-
ed oysters of the thousands
who wait for this time of the
year annually, to enjoy their
favorite delicacy.
In all probability, more
people than this 'ere made ill
from eating too many of the
delicious shellfish.


OBITUARIES:

Death Takes Jack K.

Pridgeon Last Friday
Jack Kimbal Pridgeon, 70, 0., Sam and John
died last Friday evening in a Pridgeon, all of Wewahi
Panama City hospital. He was three sisters, Mrs. Aln
a native of Buckhorn and had Jones, Wewahitchka, M
been a lifelong resident of Gulf cah Coln, San Diego,
County. He was the owner of and Mrs. Minnie Ola M
several businesses in Wewa- iel. Wewahitchka: an


hitchka during his lifetime
and was a member of the First
Baptist Church of Wewahitch-
ka.
He is survived by: his wife,
Mrs. Hazel Pridgeon, Wewa-
hitchka; two sons, Jerry K.
and Ronald Pridgeon, Wewa-
hitchka; one daughter, Mrs.
Jackie P. Greene, Panama
City; three brothers, Harland


Henry
itchka;
ia Lee
4rs. Mi-
Calif.,
McDan-
d five


grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
Sunday in the First Baptist
Church of Wewahitchka with
Rev. Adolph Bedsole officiat-
ing. Interment was in the Jehu
Cemetery.
St. Clair Funeral Home of
Port St. Joe was in charge of
arrangements.


Funeral Services Held

for Alford Strange


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Mr. Alford Pick Strange, 75,
died last Thursday evening in
a Bay County hospital. A
native of Gulf County he had
lived here all of his life. He
was the retired water depart-
ment superintendent for the
City of Wewahitchka.
He is survived by: his wife,
Mrs. Mable Beatrice Strange
of Wewahitchka; four sons,
Thomas Strange, Wetumpka,
Ala., William Strange, Salem,
N.C. and Charles and Alford/
P. Strange, Jr., both of
Wewahitchka; one daughter,
Mrs. Beverly Pitts, Wewa-
hitchka; two sisters, Mrs. Nell
Strauss of Panama City and
Mrs. Annie Weeks of Wewa-
hitchka; two nephews, Robert
Weeks of Wewahitchka and
Edward Weeks of Port St.
Joe; four nieces, Mrs. Nell
Smith, Wewahitchka, Mrs.
Maxine Weaver of Panama
City. Mrs. Vilura White of
Panama City and Mrs. Mittie
Nutter of Portland, Maine; 14
grandchildren and four great
grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
last Saturday in the United
Pentecostal Church of Wewa-
hitchka with the Rev. Allen E.
Crabtree and Rev. Charles
Tharpe officiating. Interment
was in the Roberts Cemetery.
St. Clair Funeral Home ot
Port St. Joe was in charge of
all arrangements.


Christmas

Pageant
More than 20 children parti-
cipated in a Christmas pa-
geant held at the St. Joseph's
Catholic Church Sunday eve-
ning.
The pageant, which featur-
ed the Christmas story of the
birth of the Baby Jesus, was,
followed by a party for
parishioners and friends and
a visit from Santa Claus.
Presiding over the event,
was a visitor from the East, a
handsome camel, loaned by
Rev. Ellis and the congrega-
tion of St. James Episcopal
Church. -
In the photo, the children
shown in the nativity scene
are, left to right: Andrew
Smith (first shepherd); Jamie
Kaiser, (second shepherd);
Hannon Smith, (Joseph);
Pamela Bowen, (Mary); Tim-
othy Kerrigan, (third shep-
herd, back to camera.


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FRANCES C. "Inky" Parker, Realtor AssOC.
CATHEY P. THURSBAY, Realtor Assoc.,
After hours 648-8200
LILA GIBSON, Realtor Assoc.


Port St. Joe- 3 BR, 11/2 ba., formal
liv. & din. rm., den, new carpet thru-
out. Drapes included. Ideal for fami-
lies, close to schools, In nice neigh-
borhood. $37,500.00.


GEORGE T. BOOKER, Realtor Assoc.,
After ho-nrq. 648-5489
ERNESTINE ALEXANDER, Realtor Assoc.,
Lynn Haven area. 904-265- ai
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Mrs. Brown Hosts 4


Presbyterian Women


Mrs. Sidney Brown was
hostess to the Women of the
Church of the First Presbyter-
ian Church Monday, Decem-
ber 10.
Mrs. John Stuart gave the
devotional based on Luke 1:
26-56, the story of the virgin
birth.
Mrs. Harold Beyer, presi-
dent, gave a report on the
circle projects for 1979. A
covered dish supper for the
Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe


Presbyterian Churches was
planned for Wednesday, De-
cember 12 at 6:30 p.m. ,
Mrs. Beyer will be hostess
for the January meeting and
Mrs. Brown will give the
devotional.
Those attending the meeting
were Mrs. John Robert Smith,
Mrs. Tom Ely, Mrs. A.E.
McCants, Mrs. Robert A.
Neidhardt, Jr., Mrs. Leslie
Spillers, Mrs. Hugh White, Jr.,
Mrs. Stuart and Mrs. Beyer.


Miss Wanda S. Leach


Engaged


Wanda S. Leach of Butner,
North Carolina announces the
engagement of her daughter,
Pamela M. Leach of Jackson-
ville to Charles Daniel Wall of
Jacksonville, former resident
of Port St. Joe. The bride-elect
is also the daughter of the late
William K. Leach, Sr.
Pam is a graduate of South
Granville High School in
Creedmoor, North Carolina
and Duke Medical Center,.
School of Electroencyshalo-


graphy (EEG). She is present-
ly employed by Jacksonville
Neurological Clinic as an EEG
Technologist.
Dan, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Wall of Port St. Joe, is
a graduate of Port St. Joe
High School and Valdosta
State College. He is presently
employed by Genuine Parts
Company as Assistant Sales
Manager.
The couple is planning a
March wedding.


Mrs. Stone Hostess

to Methodist Circle


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We're wishing you just the nicest kind of Christm
f be filled with laughter and good cheer. And may
-. feeling continue throughout the year.


WJOE Radio


Mrs. Nobie Stone was hos-
tess to the United Methodist
Church Mission Group II on
Monday for the annual Christ-

Christmas

Program at
OakGrove
The Oak Grove Assembly of
God Church youth department
will present a Christmas pro-
gram entitled "Didn't Jesus
Shine?". The program will
take place Sunday, December
23 at 6:15 in the main
sanctuary of the church.
A cast of over 30 young
people will be involved in the
singing and acting of the
program which revolves
around Jesus' words "I am
the Light of the World."
Rev. David Fernandez, pas-
tor of the church, invites
everyone to come and worship
during this holiday season.


nas. May it
the good


mas party and meeting. On
arrival, the seventeen mem-
bers and two visitors were
greeted by Mrs. Stone and
invited to a beautiful Christ-
mas buffet.
Mrs. Roy Taylor, chairman,
presided over the business
meeting, and Mrs. Stone gave
a review of the book "My
Favorite Chri ft oa 'bory' y
Roy Rogert *MlK c'f s.flthe
true meaning of Christmas
and a beautiful re-telling of
the first Christmas.
Mrs. George Adkins invited
the group to meet with her in
January.

Wedding Is

Postponed
The wedding of Sherry
Raffield and Mike Cross,
planned for December 22, has
been postponed to another
date.
Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Raf-
field of Eufaula, Ala.


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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 1979


School


News
by Steve Sullivan


Mayor Frank Pate, at left, looks on as Hampton Dunn, award last week to Police Chief Roy Robinson.
vice president of Peninsula Motor Club, presents a safety -Star photo


Port St. Joe has earned the 1978
Pedestrian Safety Citation from the
Peninsula- Motor Club (AAA) for its
achievement in the prevention of
pedestrian fatalities and injuries. This
is the City's ninth consecutive award
from the AAA, marking a full year with
no pedestrian fatalities.
According to Hampton Dunn, Vice
President of the motorists' organiza-
tion, the Pedestrian Safety Citation is
one of 350 top citations to be presented
by AAA clubs across the country in the
federation's 40th annual Pedestriaa
Safety Inventory, a unique program in
the nation. A record number of more


than 2,750 cities participated, repre-
senting 80 percent of all cities with
populations in excess of 25,000. The
AAA survey evaluates and recognizes
outstanding pedestrian safety achieve-
ments of participating communities for
the previous calendar, year.
Dunn said Port St. Joe has the
longest pedestrian safety experience of
any community in the State of Florida.
The AAA pedestrian program
focuses attention nationwide on pedes-
trian safety needs and attempts to
stimulate local interest in pedestrian
related programs. Recognition is given
to cities and states that have deter-


Recipe for a* Merry Christ-
mas! Beaches VFD
A cup full of blessings Beache VF
of cheer a full'measure,, Sets Election
A small pinch of cafe Sets EleCtion
add six ounces of pleasure.
A handful of gladness The Beaches Fire Depart-
plus two of delight, ment will hold an election of
Stir in some true rapture officers on Thursday, January
-d warm 'ill ustright 3, at 7:30 p.m. All adult
Now taf Beach
it thing d to'
With an icing of friendship ad The meeting
to serve this NOEL! be held at the Beach Baptist
Submitted by Betty Johnson Chapel


OPEN HOUSE-Louise Schwelkert, at left, treasurer,
and Rella Wexler, secretary, get together before the
Christmas party of the Sea Oats and Dunes, awaiting the.
arrival of other members.


mined superior achievements in their
pedestrian death and injury records
and have conducted effective pedes-
trian safety programs.
Yet, Dunn noted, pedestrians still
account for nearly one-fifth of all traf-
fic fatalities, a fact often ignored in
traffic safety planning.
Communities in the AAA program
are judged with others of comparable
size and characteristics. Program
areas evaluated include maintenance
of records, safety legislation, quality of
school traffic safety programs and
active public information and educa-
tion programs.


Tuesday, December 11, the
wrestling team took on the
Bay High Tornadoes .for the
Sharks first home match. The
junior varsity Sharks won
over all, but the varsity lost.
Then Thursday, December 13,
the wrestling team traveled to
Panama City to wrestle the
Rutherford High Rams. Both
junior varsity and varsity lost
over all. Wrestling is not a
popular sport like football,
basketball, or baseball, but
they work just as hard as any
other player in any other
sport. I would like to see more
people come out and support
the wrestling team.
Tuesday, December 11, the
basketball teams traveled to
Panama City to play Bay
High. Then Thursday, De-
cember 13, the basketball
teams played Chattahoochee,
and Friday at school they
played Florida High. The
varsity won all their games,
and the junior varsity lost only
to Bay High.
Everyone is getting in the
Christmas spirit. Mrs; Car-
tier's art classes have been
painting Christmas scenes on
the glass tripods and windows
of the school, and the artwork
is very good. Thurdfy, De-
cember 20, starting at 7:30
p.m. there will be a Christmas
choral and band conceit in the
commons area at school. All
people are invited to come and
listen; it promises tobe a good
show. To everyone who comes
please feel free to walk around
and see the artwork of these
talented students.
School .will turn out Friday,
December 21, for Christmas


Garden Club Has


First Yule Party


The Sea Oats and Dunes;
Garden. Club, encompassing
Overstree,, Beacog Hill,. St.
Jo Beah 'and. Mexico, Beach,
held its first Christmas party
since organizing, in the home
of president Louise Kessel, of
Mexico Beach. All members
brought plants for inter-
change, and were each pre-
sented with a "goodie bag"
containing several hand made
items as well as articles
presented by the nearby banks
and businesses.
Several members were out-


- Public Notices


Warm Wishes for a
Cozy Christmas


Employees of


West Fla. Gas Co.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, CASE NO. 78.174
SARAH J. GILMORE,
Plaintiff.
vs.
ROBERT J. JONES and wife,
ROBERTA B. JONES,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT to a final judgment in
foreclosure, the Honorable GeOrge Y.
Core, Clerk of this court, will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
public sale, the following described
property:
Lot 11, Block 1, Kentucky Landing
Subdivision, Unit No. 1, Neal Lum-
ber & Manufacturing Company,
Developers, as per plat on file in the
office of the Clerk of Circuit Court,
Gulf County, Florida, in Plat Book 2,
'page 35.
The sale will take place at 11:00 A.M.
on the l1th day of January, 1980, on the
North front door of the Gulf County
Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida.
GEORGE Y. CORE,
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Susan E. Bigelow
(SEAL) 0t 12.20
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF GULF
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice Is hereby given that I, Ken
Murphy, Sheriff of Gulf County, Flor-
ida, pursuant to Florida Statutes 828.073,
'Disposition of Animal," will offer for
sale at public auction, the following
animal belonging to H. E. Powell,
Overstreet, Florida.
One (1) Sorrel Quarter Horse with
white stockings on back legs.Animal
Is gelding and 6 years of age, ap-
proximately 800 pounds.
Said sale will be held on the 2nd day of
January, 1980, on the front steps of the
Gulf County Sheriff's Department at
11-.00 a.m. (EST). The animal may be
viewed by contacting personnel at Gulf
County Sheriff's Department between
the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
daily. Beginning bid must cover expense
incurred in housing animal during dis-
position period.
-s- Ken Murphy,
Sheriff, Gulf County, Fla.
It 12-20
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY.
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of
ANNIE MARIE REGISTER GRIFFIN,
deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
the Administration of the Estate of
Annie Marie Register Griffin, deceased,
is pending in the Circuit Court of Gulf
County, Florida, Probate Division, the


address of which is P. O. Box 969, Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456. The Co-Personal
Representatives of the Estate are:
Margaret D. Griffin, whose address is
Boy 154, Sumatra, Florida 32335 and
Silvia Clark, 119 College Avenue, P. 0.
Box 1915, Panama City, Florida 32401.
The name and address of the Co-Person-
al Representative's Attorney are set
forth below.
All persons having claims or demands
against the Estate are required WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE, to file with the Clerk
of the above Court, a written statement
of any claim or demand they may have.
Each claim must be In writing and must
indicate the basis of the claim, the name
and address of the creditor or his agent
or attorney, and the amount claimed. if
the claim is not yet due, the date when it
will become due shall be stated. If the
claim is contingent or unliquidated, the
natureof the uncertainty shall be stated.

If the claim is secured, the security shall
be described. The claimant shall deliver
sufficient copiesof the claim to the Clerk
to enable the Clerk to mail one copy to
each Co-Personal Representative.


All persons Interested In the Estate to
whom a copy of this Notice of Admini-
stration has been mailed are required
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FROM
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLIC.
TION OF THIS NOTICE, to file any
objection they may have that challenges
the validity of the Decedent's will, the
qualifications of the Co-Personal Repre-
sentative or the venue or jurisdiction of
the Court.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OB-
JECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
Date of the first publication of this
Notice of Administration: December 20,
.1979.
-s- Margaret D. Griffin
-s- Silvia Clark
Attorney for Co-Personal Representa-
tives
RISH & WITTEN, P.A.
303 4th Street
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
904-229-8211
William J. Rish
Fred N. Witten
2t 12-20


With mistletoe and holly
may this Christmas be
jollyl

Sharronn' Sunshine
Snharron $ Ceramics


of-state for the holiday season,
but close to 30 members were
on hand to partake of the
refreshments ofpunch; coffee,
Russian tea, 'candies and
cookies. Open house was held
from 6 to 8 p.m., CST.
During the November meet-
ing, the lucky number was
chosen for the presentation of
the hand made afghan, and
this was won by member
Margaret Meeker. The next
meeting will be held on
Tuesday, January 8, at 9 a.m.,
CST in the Mexiep Beach
Chamber of Commerce.

Gospel Concert

At Temple
The A.O.H. Temple will be
sponsoring a gospel" concert
Saturday, December 22 at 7:30
p.m.
The concert will be held in
the Washington Recreation
Center, with singing groups
from Mobile, Ala., Panama
City and other points.
Tickets to the sing are $1.00,
according to ticket chairman,
Mrs. Charlie Mae King. Rev.
Elder McNeel is pastor of the
church.


holidays. I hope everyone
enjoys this holiday out of
school, and I hope you all have
a safe holiday as well. I see
everyone being nice, kind and
friendly during this season in
anticipation of Santa Claus.
It's a pity the Christmas spirit
can not last all year.
As for me, I have been a
good boy, so Santa, I have got
an extra large stocking hang-
ing over the fireplace so
please drop in a G.I. Joe,
Stretch Armstrong, a Mickey
Mouse watch, and lots of other
goodies.

Our alphabet evolved from
old Phoenician script.


Schools

Let Out

Friday

Gulf County Schools wll.
let out Friday at 1:00 p.m.,:
for the beginning of tw6-'
weeks of holidays for the.
students and teachers.
According to Superinten.-
dent Walter Wilder, the
annual two week Christ-:
mas holiday period will
continue until MondayZ
January 7 when classes
will resume again.
The Christmas recess'
will be the last holiday the,
schools will have until the
spring holidays in April. '




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May all your childhood dreams of this
happy season come true!

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bring you a
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wishes for a happy holiday



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Wewa 'Gators' Mar Sharks' Week


Port St. Joe's Sharks earned
two wins and took a loss on
their record during the past
week of play and gained
consideration in state rank-
ings, as the result of their
season start. The Sharks still
are not in the top 10 in the state
in class 2A, but received
recognition this past week as
one of the teams in the
honorable mention column.
This past week saw the
Sharks win over Chattahoo-
chee, Florida High and lose to
Wewahitchka.
Port St. Joe's Sharks went
on a tear in the first and third
periods here last Friday night
to trounce the Florida High
Demons 77-56.
' The Sharks had three play-
ers scoring in double figures,
with Ricky Larry leading the
way with his 18 points. Roland
Givens had 14 and Jeff Hinote
13 in the game, which saw
every Shark on the floor score.
The Sharks had a command--
ing 38 to 23 lead at half time.
Florida High put on their only
run of the game in the third
period when they put 20 points
on the board, but the Sharks
answered their effort in the
same period with 23. The
Sharks out-scored the Demons


in every stanza.
Kenny Parker was the top
scorer for the Demons with 25
points.
Score by quarters:
Port St. Joe 22 16 23 16-77
-Florida High 8 15 23 16-56
PORT ST. JOE-Larry, 9-0-
18; Parker, 3-0-6; Gant, 3-0-6;
Pittman, 4-0-8; Thomas, 1-0-2;
Harris, 1-0-2; .Jenkins, 3-0-6;
Givens, 7-0-14; Hinote, 6-1-13;
Cherry, 1-0-2.
FLORIDA HIGH-Parker,
12-1-25; Sanders, 2-0-4; Tyson,
5-0-10; Perry, 8-1-17.
Port St. Joe's Sharks started
off with a rush and a gush last
Thursday night and put the
skids under state-ranked
Chattahoochee, 77-70, on the
Jackets' home court.
Ricky Larry pumped in 26
big points to lead the Shark
scoring. Castledera Gant ad-
ded a big 20 points while
hauling in eight rebounds .in
the game. Kenny Parker was
the only other Shark scoring in
double figures with 12.
John Pittman led the Shark
defensive work on the boards
with 13 rebounds. Coach Jim
Belin was happy over the
board work of Gant, Pittman
and Hinote in the Sharks'


winning effort.
The Sharks jumped off to a
19-12 lead in the first period
and pumped 17 more points
through the nets in the second
stanza. Chattahoochee wasn't
standing still all this time.
They rebounded with 24 big
points in the second period to
tie the score at half time. The
Sharks rebounded in the sec-
ond half, running up a seven
point margin to win the game.
M, Anold was the Jackets'
big man under the hoop with
18 points.
Score by quarters:
Port St. Joe 19 17 22 19-77
Chat'chee 12 24 16 18-70
PORT ST. JOE-Larry, 11-
4-26; Parker, 6-0-12; Gant,
7-6-20; Pittman, 2-3-7; Harris,
0-1-1; Jenkins, 4-1-9; Hinote,
1-0-2; Thomas, 0-0-0.
CHAT.-Arnold, 9-0-18; Mc-
Millian, 4-2-10; Montgomery,
4-1-9; B. Booth, 4-0-8; Cope-
land, 4-0-8; Jackson, 3-1-7;
Allen, 3-0-6; E. Booth, 1-0-2;
Jakes, 1-0-2.
After chalking up four wins
in a row, after losing their
opener to Rutherford in the
season opener, the Sharks
stumbled and fell to Wewa-
hitchka Tuesday night, here


on the:Sharks' home court.
The Gators bumped the
Sharks out of the win colunm
by seven points, defeating the
Sharks, 72-65 in a close game.
The Sharks had the edge on
the Gators, 31-28, at half-time,
but the Gators roared back in
the second half with 44 points
answered by only 35 from the
Sharks.
Memphis Keith had the hot
hand for the Gators, pouring
32 points through the nets, to
lead both teams in scoring.
The Sharks big guns of
Ricky Larry, Ken Parker,
Castledara Gant and John
Pittman, all scored in double
figures with 16, 17, 12 and 10
points respectively.


The loss pushed the Sharks
record to four wins and two
losses, while the Gators added
another win to their string for
a 3-1 record.
The Tuesday night game
ended the schedule for both
teams until after the holidays.
Score by quarters:
Wewahitchka 8 20 22 22-72
Port St. Joe 12 19 15 20--65
PORT ST. JOE-Larry, 8-0-
16; Parker, 8-1-17; Gant, 6-0-
12; Pittman, 5-0-10; Jenkins,
1-0-2; Givens, 1-0-2; Hinote,
3-0-6.
WEWAHITCHKA Born-
trager, 7-0-14; Grice, 4-0-8;
Keith, 13-6-32; Scott, 0-0-0;
Taunton, 8-2-18; Jackson,
0-0-0.


One of the joys of Christmas is the celebration of the
Nativity. It is our wish that this spirit of Christmas pervade


your holiday season, and the new year. -Starphoto.


Tupelo Soil Dist. Has Active Year


vice, Gulf County added two
participants, including some
53,000 acres to the protected
areas in the county.
The two new participants
are MK Ranches and FICO
Farms. MK operates an ex-
tensive farming operation in
the Dalkeith and Howard
Creek areas, while FICO


Church Cage League Breaks
Season for the Holidays
The third week of the season by Pentecostal Holiness over
iw First Baptist take a win Long Avenue Baptist by the
y ten points over Beach score of 84 to 55. Three men for
aptist by the score of 63 to 53. Pentecostal hit the double
he winners had three men in mark with Mike Todd hitting
double figures, Ronnie Hogan, for 32, Greg Todd, 24 and
9, Bill Dodson, 18, and Hal Ronnie Robershaw with 18
inote with 16 points. Beach points. Long Avenue had two
aptist also had three men in men in the double column,
he double bracket. They Martin Adkison with 26 points
*ere, Chip Pollock, 19, Matt and Fred Witten with 13.
room,. 14 and Chuck Pollock
oith 12 points.. The church league will
The second game was won break for the holidays but will
begin play again on January
7, 1980.


'Farms is involved in cattle
and farming operations in the
Overstreet area.
These two farms have in-
creased the employment sta-
tus in Gulf County by creating
more jobs.
In addition to these two
large farming operations join-
ing the Soil Conservation
District, the report showed the
following improvements made
in the agriculture operations
in the District.
-Conservation plans pre-
pared or revised for 798 acres.
-Assistance provided to 42
district cooperators.
-Services provided to 58
cooperators.
-Assistance given in the
installation of one or more
practice to 28 cooperators.
-Six units of government
and their agencies assisted.
-Fifty acres of cropland
adequately treated.'
-More than 265 acres of
pasture and hay land ade-
quately treated.
-More than 250 acres of


woodland adequately treated.
-More than 500 acres of
wildlife land treated.
The purpose of the district is
to provide and organize pro-
cedures for assisting indivi-
duals with agricultural and
non-agricultural problems
which are related to soil and
water conservation.
Gulf County officials in
the district are Hugh Semmes,
Lewis Jamerson, Lloyd Whit-
field, Otis Davis, Jr., and
Steve Shoaf.


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May the joy of the season warm
your hearts, and our beautiful
carpet warm your floors.


Finishing Touch
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toys. And Clother
thank you
Milissa Ann Martina
age 6
Dear Santa,
I'm really excited about you
coming this year. And its
kinda of late for me to be
writing to you, and I hope this
reaches you in time, cause
your all the way up there at
that North Pole. But all I want
is a Big mickey mouse suit
and a Z-28. But my dad said
you don't deliver cars.
Please try,
Love,
Rena W.

Dear Santa,
I am three years old and I
have been a good girl. If you
come to my house in White
City, please bring me a
choo-choo train, a nurse kit, a
toy stove with dishes, and a
toy telephone. Bring my sister
Kim a doll. Leave an Incredi-
ble Hulk -for Jason at his
house. Bring Triqia some
Barbie stuff and a Trans Am
for Pam. Bring Steve a
ballgame.
Love,
Wendy Whitfield
age 3
Dear Santa,
My name is Sherry Renee


CAIEd


THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 1979


PAGE ELEVEN


Christmas No Time for Depression


By EDWIN R. AILES
Executive Director
Gulf County Guidance Clinic
Sad thoughts are not wel-
come during the holiday sea-
son, but millions of Americans
find sadness unavoidable dur-
ing this time of the year. The

Creel. I live at St. Joe Beach
on the corner of Gulf Street
and Alabama Ave. Santa, I am
9 years old and I have been a
pretty good girl this past year,
would you please leave these
toys under the Christmas
tree: a doctor drill and fill,
some play-doh, a Barbie per-
fume maker, a bicycle, a
electric cash register, gym
rings, and a exercise mat. I
will leave a treat for you under
my Christmas tree.
Love,
Sherry Creel

Dear Santa Claus,
I hope you have. a Nice Trip
I Love you So Much.
I want refrigator a sink
and a stove play food. I been a
good girl.
Your friend
Wendy Kay Johnson age
6

Dear Santa,
I would like for you to bring
me some toys and clothes. I
would really like to have a
little motorcycle and some
guns.
I have been a good boy and I
love you.
SEAN
Dear Santa,
I would like a play house, a
baby grows up, a mini oven,
some games, a camera, a
mother helper game, a toy
chest, a table and chairs.
Some furniture for my play
house.
I have been doing good in
school and have been a good
girl. I will leave you some
cookies and milk.
Crystal Lynn Smith

Dear Santa,
I love you. I almost cried
because I love you so much.
Would you please bring lots
of toys for good boys and
girls?
I've got a pretty Christmas
tree.
I .want 1youi to be .sure. and
brNgik'.-me''-stclucig. T Want
you to look up and see the
angel on top of our Christmas
tree.
Love,
Jenny
Dear Santa;
I love you very much and
hop you love me too. I know I
have -been bad but I'm being
good now.
Will you bring me a bicycle
and a big 4 wheel drive truck?
When I saw you in the mall I
ask for a big semi-truck, but
I'd like to trade that in for a
4-wheel drive truck.
Will you bring me that bike I
always wanted?
I promise I'll be good from
now on!
I love you,
Jason White
5 years old


Christmas and New Year's
holidays are noted for being a
peak period for mental de-
pression.
The World Health Organiza-
tion claims that mental de-
pression is so widespread and
so serious that it accounts for
more human suffering than
any other illness. In the United
States, it is estimated that 15
to 30 million Americans suffer
from mental depression, and
many of these people find the
holidays to be especially diffi-
cult times.
Why is depression so com-
mon during this most happy
season? Here are some possi-
ble reasons. First many peo-
ple are without families and
feel especially lonely during
this family-centered time.
Other people recall and miss
their lost loved ones. Some are
saddened when they must be
away from home during the
holidays. Others regret having
been inconsiderate to their
families or feel unable to
share other people's happi-
ness during the holiday sea-
son. Many will find that
painful childhood memories
are stirred by the festivities.
Those who'feel badly about
themselves may find the holi-
days to be a painful period of
self-evaluation. For many, the
holidays are a period of
looking back with disappoint-
ment and guilt and ahead with
anxiety and fear.
Whatever the reason for the
increased mental depression
during the holidays, people do
not have to suffer. It is not
necessary for people to be
ashamed of their feelings, and
not accurate for them to feel
that they cannot be helped.
Mental depression usually re-
sponds very well to treatment.
The symptoms of mental
depression include feeling of
sadness, hopelessness and
helplessness. Nervousness,
loss of energy, lack of interest,
fears, and an inability to
concentrate often occur. Sleep
disturbances, significant.
weight gain or loss, headaches
and other unexplained aches
and pains are also very
common.
For those of us who are
experiencing the happiness of
the holiday spirit, mental
depression may be difficult to
accept and understand. Very
often a concerned relative or
friend will be the first to
recognize that a person needs

CHRISTMAS TREE
Ashine with lights, a Christ-
mas tree
In all its tinsel and filigree
opened my eyes at the peep of
day.
Walking to lonliness, I knew
That there was nothing
without you,
and I wept, and the wind swept
sky wept too.
Like a candle lighted
against the dawn,
Lost, overwhelmed, but
burning on,
The little tree battles vali-
antly,
Standing between heart-


break and me.


help. It is this kind of concern
and love that should be even
more obvious during the holi-


day season. Gulf County Guidance Clinic
For help for yourself, your encourages you to call for an
loved ones or your friends, the appointment at 227-1145..


Bright, Live Plants Will


Give Home A Festive Air


By: Dr. Robert J. Black
Ext. Urban Horticulturist
University of Florida
A bright, colorful azalea,
Christmas begonia, chrysan-
themums or a gaily decorated
poinsettia, cyclamen or
Christmas pepper added to the
other decorations in the home
give the holiday season a
festive air.
These Christmas plants can
be enjoyed not only during the
holidays but will remain at-
tractive far into January and
even February if properly
cared for. Care of Christmas
plants, whether a colorful
cyclamen, a long-lasting ka-
lanchoe, or a cheerful Christ-
mas begonia, is easy. Faith-
ful attention will add days and
even weeks of life to any of
these popular Christmas
plants.
Temperature has an im-
portant influence on the length
of time a flowering house
plant will remain attractive.
The poinsettia is especially
sensitive to chilling, and a
prolonged chill will cause it to
lose its leaves. The plant


should be placed in the coolest
part oT the room, but not in a
cold draft. This means away
from radiators and other
sources of heat.- A tempera-
ture of 65 degrees at night is
satisfactory but 60 degrees is
still better for most of the
flowering potted plants. In
fact, cyclamen like a 50
degree night temperature.
The method of watering
many times determines the
life of a plant. Many drown
their plants by watering at
regular intervals, not consi-
dering whether the plant
needs it. Plant roots need air
as well as water, and exces-
sive amounts of water do not
allow a place for air in the soil.
Overwatering literally
smothers the plant roots.
Proper watering calls for a
little thoughtfulness and often
exercise of restraint. Water
should be applied in sufficient
quantities to thoroughly soak
the soil in the pot and no more
given until the soil approaches
dryness again. Plants should
be checked for dryness daily
but not watered if the soil is


still moist.
Remember that most holi-
day plants have been out of a
greenhouse a short period.
The difference between a
greenhouse environment and
a typical indoor room is usu-
ally considerable. In the home
provide as much natural light
as possible. A dark bedroom,
hall, entrance foyer or living
room does not have optimum
growing conditions. Place
your plants where they ie-
ceive the morning sun. Poor
light will cause leaf drop.
Although the humidity in a
house is not easily altered,
plants will do best in an area
of the house where the humid-
ity is the greatest. This is
usually in the cooking area 'It
often helps if plants are set on
pebble-filled saucers with
water maintained at a level
just below the base of the pot
By giving your Christmas.
pot plants the best envir6ot-
mental conditions of proper
temperature, adequate watWr
and good light, they will
furnish an attractive displT
for a longer time.


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the New Year
at the


St. Joseph's Bay


Country Club

Monday night, Dec. 31
9:00 P.M. til

Party Favors
Appetizers
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Breakfast at 1:00 AM
For Reservations call 227-1757
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someone to fill that job, or want to buy, rent or sell
anything from aardvarks to zeppelins, chances are that
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E. B. MILLER


REALTY


we're Here
Each office isindependently Io

PORT ST.

?, 'Great starter home. 2 bdrm,
A1ba., liv. rm., din. rm., den
-iPind detached garage with
utility house. Very low
; maintenance requirement.


.-Z206 9th St. TERRIFIC
family home, over 1900 sq.
t. of living in the middle of,
HREE beautifully land-
'eaped lots. Large kitchen,
rate dining room with
,y window, sunken living,
.room with huge ballast
,!s*todie fireplace and French
0oors onto a large deck
'orch. Three lg. bdrms, two
baths, dressing room, one of
Rdrt St. Joe's best buys.
~ a us today.

A .great location for chil-
r ,n: Convenient to schools.
,Almost 1600, sq. ft. living
spe. on nice corner lot. 3.
r baths. Let us show
,you the rest. 2111 Palm.


30x90' commercial lot on
corner of Reid Ave. & 5th St.
4icross alley from City Hall.
-'Priced right and owner will
:,i finance.

Nice lot and nice home, 3
V Mrms, 1 baths with sep-
arate dining room, drapes,
g'carpets, and stove, FHA
approved, small down pay-
ment.


Some lots purchased for investment, some !
for building now! What are your plans?
LONG TERM RENTALS
or You.,T T We have 3 nice homes in
nd and operated. Port St. Joe and 2 in Mexico
Beach. Call our office for
JOE additional information.

New Listing 2 bdrm., 1 OVERSTREET
bath home on fenced lot. 2 acres (1 cleared, 1 with
Living rm. with fireplace, pine trees), plus 12x60' furn.
dining rm, remodeled kit- mobile home with added
chen, utility house in back. acreen porch. If this is waht
A nice place to take root! you've'been looking for,
give us a call.
3 bdrm. 2 bath on corner rlot INDIAN PASS
with 1g. living rm & big cornm- 1.99 acres. 150' on SR30 to
portable .den. Chain link Indian Lagoon. Approx. 650'
fence. storage shed, shallow depth. An ideal building
well & pump. 619 Marvin. site, cleared and filled.

1,120 sq. ft. home. 3-bdrm, 1 BEACH LOTS
ba., 2 a-c's, furnace, cy- BA L S
press panelling, 2 car car- A large selection of excel-
port, screened breezeway. lent building lots in Mexico
1105 Palm. Beach, St. Joe Beach, Bea-
5 con Hill. plus Gulf Aire lots.
1.1 acre commercial loca- Commercial lots 90x190',
tion, corner Butler Rd. & U.. 120'x90' in Mexico Beach
98. Excellent motel, gas Business Center. Large
station or store site. But- commercial lot 275' front-
ler's Rest. sign located in age on Hwy. 98, 320' on
middle of this tract. Call for canal strategic corner on
further details, seagoing canal.

Neat as a pin, new listing, 2 168' Gulf Front, 164' on U.S.
BR and den or 3 BR, 1 ba., 98, over 250' deep. Ideal for
carpeted and wallpapered, investment or unique loca-
fenced back yd. with pecan tion fqop,beach home.
and fig trees, quiet and im- h
maculate, priced for a quick
sale. Call to see this jewel at WHITE CITY
1306 McClellan Ave. 'New Listing On Charles.
Ave.. well cared for 3-4


3 bdrm, 2 ba., den, back-
porch, storage shed. On 1Vz
Ig. lots in excellent location.
This home has been com-
pletely redecorated and is a
pleasure to see. 1101 Garri-
son.


- MEXICO BEACH -


Almost new 2 story home
with fine view of Gulf. Right
on U.S. 98 on highest ground'
in Mexico Beach. 4 bdrm, 2
.. garage, includes refrig-
iistove, washer, dryer, car-
,'lpeting and drapes. No sign
b,,in property. Call for appt.

.i2x54' furn. mobile home on
t50xl50' lot just 1 block from
the beach. A spacious floor
apt.an, 2 bdrms, 1 bath,
kitchen w-dining area, and
; Jiv. rm. A nice place to live
S1ihfid nice price, too. $21.000.

DEDeluxe, blue ribbon home. 3
,ibdrms, 3 baths, double in-
's;ulation, fireplace, swim-
ming pool. Paved drive,
vaulted ceiling. This is a
: home you can be proud of
f or many, many years.
"Tenn. Ave.


Furn. 2 bdrm., 1/ bath
mobile home on 75x112'
corner lot. Utility shed in
back with washing mach-
ine. Nice and affordable, 2
blocks from beach. $19,000.
Duplex completely furn. on
28th St. Valuable property. 1
bdrm, bath on each side, 3rd
lot from beach.

2 bdrm. ir obile home, comp.
furnished with added screen
porch. Ready for occupancy
and only $15,500.00. Georgia
St., between 6th & 7th.

Charming 3 bdrm, 2 bath
home on 1' canal lots with
boat dock. Vaulted ceiling
and fireplace in large den
overlooking canal. Priced
below replacement. Cen.
h&a. commodious double
garage.


- ST. JOE BEACH-


SUse your own skills and Ador
imagination to complete a bdrsm
partially finished house. 3 chen
bdrms, 1% baths, living rm, built-
dining rm, garage 'with ated
utility rm, only 1 block from Hous
the beach. Adjacent corner
lot also available. 75'x1
ba. n
SBeautiful, level corner lot a ha]
with 3 bdrm, 1 ba. home, excel
furn., has the potential to be
a showplace and only one 3 cle
block from the beach. Pine DeSo
ane Americus, $27,500.00. ing b
with
INCOME PRODUCING Well.
, PROPERTY-Duplex-2 alrea
blocks from the beach. Let
your money work for you.
Come talk to our salespeo- Mobil
Spe about this investment lots.:
property. do li,
r -" parti
Fantastic opportunity! include
Beige brick home on east Ency
Side of Hwy. 98 with huge Barga
bay windows, 3 Ig. bdrms,.
den, utility rm, 25' kitchen- Exce
dining rm, very Ig. living 2 ba
Fla. rm. with brick fire- garage
place wall. Cedar-lined clo- Land
sets. Chain link fenced yard. swim
Also adjoining acre & 100' perm
beach lot. Over 3 acres alto- Cour
gether. Will sell separately! point



648-5011


able and affordable, 2
is, 1 ba., liv. rm., kit-
& dining combo with
*in bookshelves. Situ-
on 75x150' corner lot.
e is only 4 yrs. old.

50' lot with 3 bdrm, 1/
mobile home, block and
If from the beach. An
lent buy at $12,500.

ared & grassy lots on
to St..just off 98. Exist-
ildg. which is livable.
bath & terrazo floor.
septic tank. 'light pole
dy in. $33.000 cash.

le home on 12 high dry
3 bdrm, 1 bath, expan-
ving room. a-c. well.
ally furnished." even
des set of World Book
'clopedia. Selma St.
ain at $12,500.
1. construction. 3 bdrm
th brick with double
ge, laundry rm. den.
escaped lot with 18x36'
Lming pool. A beautiful
Lanent home. corner
t and Alabama. By ap-
ment only.


r h" i'd home. Carpeted,
aluminum windows, back
screened porch. On 2 Ig.
lots.' Two .metal outbuild-
ings. In 20's.

Super buy, extra large lot
100'x211', 2 bdrm, 1 bath,
concrete block home, large
eat-in kitchen; block stor-
age bldg., plenty of space
for a Ig. garden. Adjoining
lot may be purchased also.
$13,500.

$6,000 down, 9 percent inter-
est, term negotiable; for a
$32,000, 4 bdrm, 2 ba., living
rm, dep w-fireplace, partial
central'b-a. 34'x13' new shed
on 34'x35' concrete slab, and
on a 144'x469' lot.
BEACON HILL
Deluxe 4 bdrm, 2 bath
home, fronts on U.S. 98. 2
story with sun deck with a
beautiful view of the Gulf.
Completely furnished,
ready for occupancy.

HIGHLAND VIEW
S So comfortable-Large
live-in kitchen with refriger-
tor. built-in range, dish-
washer,, eat at bar. New.
heating and cooling system.
Huge..master bedroom, nor-
mal second. On two lots. In
the 20's.
COMMERCIAL
Reid Ave.-Ideal location
for hotel or could be con-
verted to shops or offices.
6100 sq. ft. brick building.
Heavily reinforced interior
columns kitchel facilities.
30 rooms, 17 baths. With or
without bar. Financing
available at 10 percent.

CAPE SAN BLAS
Approx. 200' on St. Joseph's
Bay, State Rd. 30-E to the
bay, $24,325.00 with terms
and 9 percent interest.

2 large tracts available at
the right price: (1) .one mile
from turnoff on the Cape:
(2) over 4000 feet fronting
the Gulf. extending to Hwy.
30. towards Indian Pass
from the curve. Signs on
property.

Gulf Front, 1500 feet on the
water, same on U.S. 98, 31
acres, outstanding oppor-
tunity for further develop-
ment. Very reasonable. $83
per front ft.


ELDON B. MILLER, REALTOR

PATTY MILLER Realtor Assoc.


ASSOCIATES
Sherrie Zyski 229-8494 Jim Clement 648-5482
After Hours:

Sandra Clenney 229-6310 Donnie Lange 229-8004


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

1829 Hwy. 98 MEXICO BEACH


Highland View: Lots for
sale, reasonable. Cash or
terms. 229-6788.
Lots for sale in White City.
10 percent down and $35.00
per month. 229-8491. 4tp 11-29

3 beautiful wooded lots, 2
blocks from the beach. $4,500
ea. Call 229-6573 after 5 p.m.
tfc 11-22
For Sale by Owner: 3 bdrm.
block house with 2 baths.
Located on Long Ave. near
schools. For more informa-
tion, call 227-1313 after 5 p.m.
tfc 11-15






Wanted to Buy: Port-a'crib
in good cond. Call 229-6626.
ltc 12-20
Wanted to Buy: Electric hot
water heater, under 40 gals.
229-6961. tfc 11-29





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.
J. L. SIMS, W.M.
J. P. Cooley, Sec.

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. E. WEEKS, H.P.
E. William McFarland, Sec.

The V.F.W. will meet the
second Tuesday of every
month at 7:30 p.m. at But-
ler's Restaurant. tfc 5-31




Yard Sale this Saturday
. from 9-5 on the corner Hwy, 71
and Laurimore St. in White
City.


IDLE HOUR
BEAUTY SALON
402 Third St.
Specializing in
Permanents Coloring
Shaping All Your Hair Needs
Owner, Betty Heath
Phone 229-6201 for Appt.
tfc 11-15

Smitty's Air Cond. &
Electric Contractor
Franchised dealer for Fedder
window units & central air
conditioning complete with
duct system. Residential &
commercial, wiring.
For Free Estimates, Call
648-5024 or 648-5650
tfc 11-1


We Deliver o
We Will Load Y
FILL DIRT, CL
BUILDERS SAND
OYSTERSHELLS F
Call John C. Griffin,
for Gulfside Contr
639-5215


L'pholster Wo
Guaranteed
Call 227-1469, Louise
tf

Alcoholics Anony
Port St. Joe Serenit
Sunday 4:00 P.M
St. James Episcopa



Ft EL
Electrical
Contracting & W
Commercial Res
Dependable Fre
Over 25 years exp
Licensed Insured
(to meet area requi
0. M. TAYL(
St. Joe Beach


REL STTE MIC.FO At


Pro-line open fisherman,
deep v-hull, motor and trail-
er. Call 229-6413. tfc 12-20

One RCA 21" color TV, $200;
ladies' diamond princess rign
white gold, $400; ladies
pierced earrings, 12 carat,
$500: call 648-5332. ltc 12-20

I will be baking for Christ-
mas. Call 229-8079. Mrs. Lollie.


40 h.p. Johnson. Conta
Plair.
1976 Suzuki 100, in
shape, $350; 10' alumin
boat, $75. 648-5329.

moon nom, i~ou, ous'


Mobile home, 12x6o, comp.
furnished. Call 648-9920.
2tp 12-20

Yamaha 250, $650. 648-5873.
tfc 12-6

AVON
To Buy or Sell
Call Avon Dist. Mgr., Mar-
garet Rickman, 286-5360
write P. 0. Box 10404, Par-
ker, Fla. 32401
tfc 11-29

Remington shotgun barrels
and rifle clips on sale at Red's
Gun Shop, corner Atlantic &
Alabama, St. Joe Beach.
tfc 11-8

23' Chriscraft, plus 283
Chevrolet engine, 3 spd. auto
transm., $600. 229-8570.
tfc 10-11

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

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


MILLER HOME
IMPROVEMENTS
Remodeling, Painting and
Carpet, Floor and Roof Brac-
ing, Roofing, Gutter Work and
Room Additions. Free esti-
mates.
Paul Miller
229-6266
402 Battle Street

Dependable, experienced
babysitting in my home. Mon-
day Friday. 8-5 or 6. Call 229-
6506 anytime.
CAREFOOT SEPTIC TANK
Septic Tank Cleaning
Phone 229-8007
tfc 11-30


Dr
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Aou. complete Wood Shop
AY, Custom Cut Lumber
DR SALE Want to Do It Yourself?
Sales R. Then come see us for Stan-
actors ley tools, hardware, paneling,
paint, lumber.
tfc 11-1 Earley's Hardware &
Building Supply
rk Hwy.98 W. 227-1763

Varnum Psychological services for
fc 12-6 anyone with problems in day-
to-day living. Gulf County
mous Guidance Clinic, Port St. Joe.
y Group 227-1145. (24 hr.)
. EST
I Church SMALL APPLIANCE
REPAIR
Irons, toasters, blenders, cof-
fee makers, hair dryers,
,) ovens, fryers, etc. Other ap-
pliance work also. Contact G.
L. Sullivan. 116 Westcott Cir-
firing cle. Port St. Joe, after 5 p.m.
tfc 5-17
identical
e Estimates
erience

events)
OR
648-5497j


Wouldn't You Really
Rather.Have Cable TV?




For Cable TV
installation In Port St. Joe
,-Yur.1d ,' l A- ,
Phone 229-7232
Or Visit the Telephone Company
Business Office tfc 1-4


Going Fishing?
Stop here first
for a complete
line of

Fishing Tackle
Huribut Supply
306 Reid Ave.


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

Black Powder Hunters:
Red's Gun Shop has good
stock of guns and accessories
at discount prices. Also pyro-
dex powder. Corner Atlantic
and Alabama, St. Joe Beach.
tfc 11-8


2t 12-13
46' mobile home, excel.
act Jeff cond., well equipped and fur-
tfc 8-30 nished nice. 1 double bed, 1
bunk bed, 2 window a-c units.
excel. Great camp or home. Must be
um Jon moved to your lot. Price re-
duced. ERA, Parker Realty,
it 12-20 Mexico Beach, 648-5778, after
hours, 648-8200. 2t 12-13


2 apartments on beach, 2
bedroom furnished, nice view,
new carpet, winter rates. 648-
5000 or 648-5488. 2tc 12-20

Cottage on Mexico Beach,
waterside of highway. Contact
Ike Duren, 648-5129 or 648-5635.
tfc 12-6

Furnished 2 bdrm. house,
auto. heat, no pets; Furnished
large one bdrm. apt., auto
heat, no pets. 229-6777 after 7
p.m. tfc 11-8
Facing Gulf on St. Joe
Beach (beach house with
wagon wheel), large panel liv.
rm with fireplace, 2 bdrm.,
carpet, furnished, ch&a. Call
Mrs. Smith at Beach Grocery
648-5024 or J. McGlon at 1-385-
2620. tfc 11-15
One 3 bdrm., 1 bath house at
Beacon Hill. Call 229-6961.
tfc 12-13

For carpets cleaned the way
professionals do it-at afrac-
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


RED CARTER'S GUN SHOP
Port St. Joe Beach
Gunsmithing Blueing
New & Used Guns Scopes
tfc 11-8 -

BACKHOE WORK
OR RENTAL
Charles H. Stephens
227-1622 or 229-8032

ST. JOE MACHINE CO.
Machine Work Welding
506 First Street
Phone 229-6803
Machinist on duty all day
every day

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


SEARS IS AS CLOSE AS
YOUR TELEPHONE!









Sears Catalog Sales

227-1151
Leon Pollock, Owner
410 Reid Avenue


Efficiency apt., ideal for
single person, located on
Gulf of Mexico. Everything
furn. including elec., gas,
air cond. Deposit and 1 pet
allowed in home. Ski Breeze
Camp Sites. 229-6105. tfc 11-15

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


Public Notices

BID NO. WWPI43
The City of Port St. Joe,
Florida. requests bids for 2-
75 h.p. Aerators. Specifica-
tions may be obtained from
the City Clerk's Office, P. 0.
Box A. Port St. Joe, Florida.
Bid opening to be held De-
cember 21. 1979.

BID NO. WWPI44
The City of Port St. Joe,
Florida, requests bids for 800'
of Power Cable. Specifications
may be obtained from the City
Clerk's Office, P. 0. Box A,
Port St. Joe. Florida. Bid
opening to be held December
21. 1979..
2t 12-13


REWARD for information
leading to the arrest and con-
viction of person or person
who stole 5 cases of drink
bottles from storage shed at 7
Oaks Gospel Supply, 115 Hunt-
er St., Oak Grove.
It 12-20






1970 Chevrolet, / ton truck,
small V-8, auto. transm., $450.
648-5065. tfc 12-20

1975 Ford 1 ton F-100 Ran-
ger, real nice, low mileage,
equipped with camper shell,
sliding rear window. See at
813 Marvin Ave., Port St. Joe
or call 229-8000 after 5 P.M.
tfc 10-25
1977 Olds Cutlass, V-6, load-
ed, good gas mileage, good
cond. $3,495. 648-5183.
tfc 12-13

1979 Pinto station wagon,
luggage rack, sport wheels,
am digital clock radio, 4-spd.,
low mileage, gets great gas
mileage. Priced to sell. 227-
1336, after 6, 229-6929. tfc 12-13


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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 1979


PAGE THIRTEEN


treat Command


of Teaching Skills


A Delta Kappa Gamma
Feature
Always .E demonstrating
ereat command of many pre-
cise skills, Mrs. Sara Fite is
one of Gulf County's most
-versatile educators.
Mrs. Fite received her BS
degree from Florida State,
college for Women, now
'.S.U. She is certified in the
areas of math, health, physi-
cal education, reading and
eementary school.
Her versatility is realized in
-er teaching record. During
the seven years she taught in
Franklin County, Mrs. Fite
Caught math and physical edu-
cation, participated in the
-ore curriculum, and served
as guidance councilor.
For a quarter of a century
Irs.-Fite contributed greatly
pprograms in Gulf County.
BShe taught in both Port St. Joe
(#and Highland View Elemen-
tary Schools. During her years
.at Port St.. Joe Jr.-Sr. High
School this flexible teacher
taught math, physical educa-
tion and English as well as
:serving as the remedial read-
ing teacher., At its inception
she was the Gulf County




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LO-RAN ENTERPRISES


SARA FITE
Teacher of the Gifted.
Mrs. Fite has served the St.
James Episcopal Church as
Sunday school teacher, super-
intendent, and church organ-
ist. She is currently a choir
member and Vice-President
of the Women of St. James.
Her status is that of a semi
retired educator, but she stays
active and involved. She is the
Gulf County Hospital-Home-
bound Teacher. She holds
membership in the Florida
Retired Teacher Association,
the National Retired Teachers
Association, Florida Hospital-
Home-bound Teachers, and is
serving as the President of
Gulf Retired Teachers.
In addition to professional
interests, Mrs. Fite enjoys
beach combing, travel, and
bridge.
Mrs. Fite is the wife of the
late Clyde A. (Skinny) Fite.
They have three children, Bill,
itfid the twins, Martha and Jo-
Anne..Bill-is-working toward a
S DNS at the University of Ala-,
bama where he is teaching.
Martha, a CPA, is controller
,! at Embry Riddle Aeronautical
S University in Prescott, Ari-
zona.. JoAnne is an R.N. and
artist who is currently show-
ing in Fort Walton Beach.
Mrs. Fite's intense interest
S in her students, her efficient
use of her many talents, and
her unique flexibility have
made this educator an excep-
tional one with her students
gaining great benefits
25 A member of the Delta
Kappa Gamma Society Inter-
national, Mrs. Fite is an active
member of the Beta Beta
chapter.


Bowling


New,


The Thursday night ladies
league met December 13 with
the following results.
Bertha Clayton was high
bowler for Highland View
Motors with a high game of 179
and a high series of 455.
Bertha also picked up a 5-2-10
split.
Murphy's was led by Lou
Mork's 169 high game and
Janet Murhpy's high series of
447.
Eleanor Williams took all
for Williams Alley Kats with a
high game of 158 and a high
series of 434.
Marion Deeson was high
bowler for Sandpipers with a


high game of 185 and a high
series-of 521. Carolyn Wright
picked-up a 2-4-10 split.
Pepsi Cola was led by Kathy
Woods with a high game of 221
and a high series of 553.
Renfro's was led by Clara
Miller's high game of 159 and
high series of 406.
Rhonda Gainous took all for
the Surefoots with a 157 high
game and a 381 high series.
Royal Flush was led by Lee
Strayer's high game of 136 and
high series of 367. Vicky
Deeson picked up a 7-10 split


for Royal Flush.
Standings
H.V. Motors
Murphy's
Alley Kats



Sandpipers
Pepsi Cola
Renfro's
Surefoots
Royal Flush


Window washing? Peg
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Maybe I will get all the things
I ask for.
Love,
Matt Durham
204 13th Street
Dear Santa Claus
I hope you can come to my
house. I whant a billfood. And
I whant some surprise to. And
something for Tom and Jenny.
And Mom and Dad. My tree is
going to be bright.
Love,
Tracy Simmons

252 Avenue B
Dear Santa Claus,
I want you to bring me a pop
corn machine and 'some
games and some boots and
some surprise too. Marry
Christmas.
Love,
Priscilla
Jones Homestead
Dear Santa Claus,
I want a Barbie case and
Barbie and Barbie shoes and
Barbie clothes.
Love,
Michele Taylor

131 Bellamy Circle
Dear Santa Claus
Be careful when you come
here. For Christmas I want a
new bike and some shoes. Also
I want a ball for myself. I hope
you have a nice trip to Florida.


Also I want a bear with a
ribion. And I want a Happy
Christmas.
Love Always,
J. Lee Johnson

Avenue E
Dear Santa Claus,
Please send me some toys
for Christmas like a football
set and a calculator and some
clothes and that's all I know.
Love,
Eric Lewis


Route 1
Wewahitchka
Dear Santa Claus,
I want a TV and a race car
track, and a mo cantraled
(remote controlled) car and a
Vic for Christmas.
I Love You.
Randy Chancey

117 Avenue B
Dear Santa Claus,
I want a bike and a baby saw
they prays and a baby kiss and
a pop corn and a baby crawl
and that's all.
Love,
Carolyn Smith
404 2nd Street
Dear Santa Claus,
I have been good this year. I
will be glad when you cone.
Santa, I want a bike. Will you
bring me one?
Love,
James Purswell
1628 Palm Boulevard
Dear Santa Claus,
I hope you havp a good trip
to Florida and bring me lots of
things. I like you and I can't
wait for you to come!
Love,
Leanne Heaton
520 3rd Street
Dear Santa Claus,
I hope you can come see me.


I will leave some cookies for Have a Merry Christmas.
you. If you can bring me a Love, 1#
roadracer. I hope you can. Kathryn Kelley


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tend our hearty thanks to the customers who have been so good

to us during the past year. To all, a very merry holiday season

and the happiest of New Yearsi


A Christmas wish: That you find

serenity in a quiet place, a loving

Si face, within your heart.


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A New Year's Wish
Let us be joyous, with
hope that springs from faith
that we and all mankind- can
work toward a new, year
with "goodwill to all."
Let us work. And let us
pray to that Great Spirit,
Father of all, that He will
guide us along our path, al-
ways.



















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For, as Charles Dana
wrote to Virginia seventy-
four years ago:
"The most real things in
the world are those that
neither children nor men can
see .. Only faith, fancy,
poetry, love, romance can
push aside that (curtain and
view) and picture the super-
nal beauty and glory be-
yond ..."


;Western Auto
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Dave May, Owner .

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Dear Santa,
I want a go-cart for Christ-
mas. Thank you.
Kevin Bradley
Dear Santa,
I would .like to have a
basketball goal and a football
and a soccerball.
Neil Goodsor.
Dear Santa Claus,
I want clothes, jackets,
shoes and a race set. An elec-
tronic touchdown and a digital
derby.
Stone Swatts
Dear Santa,
I love you very much. So
much that I think you are real.
Well, I just want to tell you
that I want a moped, a racing
set and a bike.
Love,
Arthur North, who loves Santa

Dear Santa,
I would like to have some
skates and a gold belt, some
games and three pairs of blue
jeans. I have been a good girl.
Love,
Mary Marshall

Dear Santa,
I don't have much to say,
but I do have a little to say
about Christmas. Christmas:
is my best day. I hope it is
your best day. This is what I
want to say Happy Christmas


to everyone.
I want a pair of skates and a
bike. Don't forget to bring my
brother something for Christ-
mas. I'll try to stay up for
Christmas to give you a piece
of cake and something for you
to drink.
Bye,
This lovely girl,
Valerie Hamilton

Dear Santa Claus,
I want some clothes and
skates, a purse and a diamond
ring.
Love ya always,
Lisa Fernandez
Dear Santa,
I hope you are fine. I am just
fine. I want a record player for
Christmas. Will you get my
mother and daddy each a
watch. And a pin (that says
Cindy on it) for my teacher to
wear. I also want a bike to
ride.
Yours truly,
Teena Whitfield
Dear Santa,
I have been a good little girl
so, I want a record player, a
bicycle, some clothes and
some boots for Christmas.
And everybody have a Merry
Christmas.
Love,
Alicia Strader
Dear Santa,
My name is Tammie Black-
well, ram in the sixth grade.
My teacher, Miss Belin is very
nice, she is very pretty. All her
class likes her! She doesn't
spank people very much.
Now down to business! I
hope you can hurry and bring
these gifts.
I would like a pretty dress
for my Mother, a pair boots
for my sister Tina, a typewrit-.
er for Peggy, a pack of colone.
for my Dad, and a bone for my
dog.'
I bet it is cold up there! Say
hey to all your deer, and give a
kiss to them. Now when you
start delivering presents don't
run into any trouble you hear!
Yours truly,
Tammie Blackwell
P.S. I want some skates, and
a trans-am! Silly me, I
don't know how to drive!
Dear Santa,
I want a two man tent and
sleeping bag.
From Rickie Causey

SWhat I Want for Christmas
All I want for Christmas is
some clothes and some skates
and a game and my name is
Jeanette Stallworth.

Dear Santa,
I want these things:
1) go cart
2) twenty-two gun
3) 8-track tapes John Denver
4) A new stereo.
Signed Eckley Sander

Dear Santa Claus,
I just decided I would write
and let you know what I would
like. to have for Christmas
present. There is one thing I
have always wanted and that
is a trampoline. And another I


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would like to have is about five
brand new pair of courteroy
jeans and about five or six
shirts that would match with
the jeans.
I sure do wish I could go to
the North Pole so I can see. I
bet it is real cold up there in
the North Pole. That is
another thing I would like to
do, that is to go visit you.
There is a lot of people that
do not believe in you. But that
is one thing that I have always
believed in and I always will,
no matter what anyone else
has to say or do about it. There
is no one in this world that can
take the Christmas spirit out
of me. I will always believe in
you Santa and I hope every-
body else does too. Bye, Bye










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Santa.
Love always,
Connie Hoover
Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year. I want a watch, a
dummy and his case, and stuff
Cookie Monster. Well I guess
that is all I want.
Love,
Pat Hayes
Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want skates
and a stereo for Christmas. I
also want some clothes.
Friendly,
Monica French


THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 1979


Dear Santa,
My name is Sandra Bewey. I
have been a good girl for the
past week. I'm writing this
letter to tell you what I want
for Christmas. I've been be-
lieving in you for the last 12
years. I would like a one step,
disco skates, record, money,
cowboy suit and some games.
Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want a hope
chest and a game of Chinese
checkers. And to be able to
give gifts to my parents,
family and my teachers. And
for everybody to have a happy
Christmas. Merry Christmas


to you.
Bye,


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Donna Creech


Dear Santa,
I want a motorcycle, foot-
ball set, and a racing set also
some clothes. Bring my-sister
something too.
Douglas Robinson
Dear Santa,
I've been good. These are
the things I want a grows up
doll and I will put cookies and
a knife, and dancerella and a
pink panther and a new bike.
Love,
Christy Melvin


S everywhere, may
..- .you and yours

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holiday season.









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favorite customers. Here's hoping Santa makes
them all come true! A very happy holiday to you
and your family!


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A wish that your Christmas blooms
with happiness, love and caring.


Gulf Service Station
Aubrey and Phil Tomlinson


We've been riding high on the
great friends we've made
throughout the year! Thanks and


Christmas to all!


Letters...


to Santa Claus


From
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Dear Santa,
I would like to have a shoot-
out in space, star wars -fi-
gures, army suit, bristle
blocks, some play guns and a
archery set.
I love you Santa,
Jason Lee
Dear Santa,
I would like some tennis
shoe skates, a skipper, a
Barbie doll car, some Barbie
doll clothes, a doll, some doll
clothes, some diapers.
I love you Santa.
Patricia Lee
Dear Santa,
Please bring us each a dune
buggy, a tractor, a robot and a
motorcycle helmet. We would
also like to have a rocky horse.
We have been good little boys
and will leave you cookies and
milk under the tree.
Love,
Michael &' Christopher Mock
P.S. We love M&M's, too!
Dear Santa,
I am 3/2 years old, for
Christmas I would like an X-
wing fighter, a big dump truck
and some other good toys. My
little sister Erin is I please
bring her a riding toy and a
baby doll. Have a Merry
Christmas.
Love,
Corey Dupree
P.S. Don't forget I don't live in
Jacksonville any more, I live
in Port St. Joe now.
Dear Santa,
My name is Deby. I want a
barbie kitchen set. I want a
little trampoline. My brother
Eric wants a snoopy skooter
and a dump trucl. And please
bring it to o'rgi'Mat my
grandmas and grandpas. I
will leave you some cookies
and milk.
From Deby and Eric
Dear Santa,
Please bring me some toys.
I have been good all year.
I would like a My Baby Beth
doll, a kitchen set, Good
Puppy, a Silly Sammy Sea-
gull game, a necklace and
bracelet and food to go with
my kitchen set.
Santa, -do you love me? I
love you.
Alison Lowrey
4 years old
Dear Santa,
My name is Kelly and I am 3
years old.. My brother's name
is Michaeland he is 11 months
old. We both have been very
good. Please bring me a
Barbie doll, Barbie house,
Baby Wet and Care, play
makeup and lots of surprises.
Please bring Michael a riding
toy, blocks, a big truck and
some surprises.
We love you,
Kelly & Michael Burkett


Peace be unto you and all mankind at this Holiday
Christmas Season.


dI Renfro Auto Parts

Buddy, Mary Helen, John, Eugene & Vickie


Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Lisa Atkins. I
am six years old and in the
first grade. I have been a good
girl this year. I would like for
you to bring me a bike, skates,
Sweetie Face doll, doll stroll-
er, snoopy dog, and som esur-
prises for Christmas, I will
leave something under the
tree for you.
Love,
Lisa

Dear Ho Ho,
I am Julie Johnson and I
have been a good' girl, and I
want you to bring me a baby


doll and a crib, clothes, frig-
erator, doll house and a tea
set, please. My friend, Sharon
Miller wrote this for me. I
can't write yet cause I am only
3.
P.S. I have a fireplace this
year so I won't leave the door
open.

Dear Santa,
Please bring me some
skates a 10-speed bike and
tape recorder. A Sorry game,
Happy Day game and a jump
rope. I have been good girl,
so please bring me what I
asked for. Don't forget my


May you drink with true friends from the
Christmas cup of good cheer!l

St. Joe Accounting
Wanda Brown


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GRI'TINGS of the SEASON



















Have a -galloping, high-spirited good time journeying
back to the remembered joys of Christmases past!




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There's a twinkle in his eye and a

broad, broad grin; The jolly old elf

P ^ is at it again. He's loaded with gifts

and plenty of cheer; For the big day

is just about here. And raising his

finger to accent his greeting,- He

wishes the shoppers whom he's

been meeting, A Christmas that's

merry, sparkling and bright, Filled

with laughter, love and delight!

We join with Santa in wishing

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brother, bring a bicycle, a
football set and a walker
talker.
Yours truly,
Doretha Clemons

Dear Santa,
My name is Bobby Nobles
and I am 6 years old. I live in
Ocala, Florida but will be
visiting my grandparents ifi
Port St. Joe for Christmas.
Would you please bring me a
football alarm clock and dug-
fle bag. I would also like some
games to play. My sister
Missy is 2 years old and she
would like a shopping buggy
and stove. We have been good
this year.
Bobby


FIRST

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Corner Third Street and Baltzell Avenue
REV. BILL HEATON, Pastor

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MORNING WORKSHOP SERVICE .... 11:00 A.M.
CHURCH TRAINING ................. 6:00 P.M.
EVENING WORSHIP SERVICES ..... 7:00 P.M.
PRAYER MEETING (Wednesday) .... 7:00 P.M.
"Come and Worship God with Us"


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Public


Notices
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR
COMMUNITY SERVICESDIRECTOR
Applications will be accepted In the
office of the Superintendent of Schools In
the Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Fla., until
5:00p.m., Dec. 20,1979, fora community
services director for the Wewahitrhka
area; college grad preferred.
Primary Function: Plan, organize and
Implement a program of desirable
community activities.
Major Responsibilities: Organizing
educational, recreational, and social
activities for all ages; making schedules
which coordinate activities, facilities
and agencies; caring for and storing
equipment; developing, and Implement.
ing a public information system.
Administering: Know, interpret and
put Into effect policies of the participat-
ing agencies; prepare and handle a
budget; recommend hourly-rate em-
ployees; keep time sheets, prepare and
submit payroll; assign facilities, adjust
conflicts, and administer activities'
schedule; develop and administer sur-
veys to determine wants and reds of the
people all in concert with advisory
board.
Supervising: Supervise employees;
help related groups. to organize; help
supervise adult education classes; su.
pervise maintenance and custodial
work.
Salesmanship: Promote understand-
ing of community-school services' con-
cept. Help others understand alms,
objectives, goals of program.
Communicating: Maintain constant,
open, positive flow ot information about
the program.
Human Relations Buildilg: Develop
understanding of the area people and
help bring them closer together.
Assignment and requirements are to
be determined by advisory board.
Salary: Begnninning, 11,500. Apply at:
City Hall, Box 966, Wewahitchka, FL
32465, Ph. (904( 639-2405. 2tc 12-13
NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
Board of County Commissioners, at Its
regular meeting on January 8, 1980, at
9:00 A.M., E.S.T., in the Commissioners
Meeting Room at Gulf County Court-
house, Port St. Joe, Florida, will
consider the adoption of an Ordinance
which will be in substantially the
following form:
AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING
THAT I1 SHALL BE UNLAWFUL
FOR TH, OWNER OR OCCUPANT
OF ANY LOT, TRACT OR PARCEL
OF LAND, WHETHER UNOCCU-
PIED OR OCCUPIED, TO SUF-
FER, MAINTAIN OR PERMIT TO
REMAIN THEREON ANY ACCU-
MULATION Of DEBRIS, DE-
CAYED VEGETABLE MATTER,
FILTH, DANGEROUS TREES,
RUBBISH OR TRASH, ABAN-
DONED VEHICLES, REFRIGER-
ATORS OR OTHER HOUSEHOLD
ARTICLES, ANY UNOCCUPIED
HOUSE OR STRUCTURE WHICH'
IS MORE THAN 50 PERCENT
DESTROYED BY DECAY, DE-
LAPIDATION, FIRE OR OTHER-
WISE, OR ANY EXCESSIVE
GROWTH OF WEEDS OR UNDER-
BRUSH, OR GROWTH OF
NOXIOUS PLANTS, IN ANY UN-
INCR PORATED AEA OFGULIF
COUtY, WITHIN FEET OF
'C" ANY RESIDENCE, -COUNTY
ROAD, OR CITY STREET; RE-
QUIRING REMOVAL OF ANY
SUCH CONDITION; PROVIDING
FOR PENALTY FOR VIOLATION;
PROVIDING FOR NOTICE TO
OWNERS OR OCCUPANTS FOR
VIOLATIONS; PROVIDING FOR
METHOD OF SERVICE OF SAID
NOTICE; PROVIDING FOR THE
ABATEMENT BY THE COUNTY
OF THE AFOREMENTIONED
NUISANCE CONDITIONS; AND
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE.
Dated this 10th day of December, 1979.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: Doug Birmingham
Chairman
Attest: George Y. Core
Clerk
FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
Section 865.09, Florida Statutes, the
undersigned persons intend to register
with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gulf
County, Florida, four weeks after the
first publication of this notice, the ficti-
tious name or trade name under which
they will be engaged In business and n
which said business is to be carried on,
to.wit:
THE FLOWER COVE
229 8th Street
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Clay Thomason, 50 percent owner.
Caroline Thomason, 50 percent.
Publication dates on November 29,
December 6, 13, and 20, 1979.
4t 12-6


Dear Santa Claus,
I want a football set and a
racing set for Christmas and
an aces of the sky arcade and
an 88-piece cowboy and Indian
set. Thank you.
Ken Monette

Dear Santa,
This is what I would like for
Christmas. Spider Man and
Hulk pinball, Emergency res-
cue set, Mickey Mouse gum-
ball machine, wacky water
flashlight, rascal acrobat set
and silly putty. Merry Christ-
mas.
Randy Ramsey, age 5

Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Christy McDan-
iel and I have been a good girl
this year. I would like a baby
alive and a kissing Barbie
doll, a tape recorder and a
super Barbie car.
My sister Kendra would like
a Barbie doll and car, a doctor
kit, and anything else you.
might bring her.
Bring my sister Kara some-
thing.
Love,
Christy, Kendra, Kara
McDaniel

Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Jennifer Mich-
elle Martin and I'm one year
old, and I've been a very sweet
& good little girl this year.
Santa for my Christmas this
year I would like some dolls to
play with, a talking tele-
phone and a talking cb radio. I
also would like a wonder
bucky horse, a red wagon, a
grocery cart, a doll stroller to
push my dolls in. I also would
like lots of surprises from you
Santa, and I leave you some
cake and milk under my
Christmas tree.
I've been really good Santa
so please don't forget me
Santa. I love you.
Michelle Martin

Dear Santa,
My name is Richard Coffey.
I have been good and for
Christmas I want a box of
shotgun shells, 4.10 and a race
car set, an axe, a coleman
lantern, a compass, a cam-
pers cooking stove, a train set,
a mini bike, And a go cart.
yours truly Richard Coffey

Richard is an 11 year old
Star employee, and this was
his first typesetting job, set-
ting his letter to Santa Claus.
Good job, Richard.

149 Avenue C
Dear Santa,
I have been a very good boy
all year long. Santa what I like
for Christmas is a Hot Seat,
fire truck, dump trucks, fruits,
nuts, candy and Santa, don't
forget my teacher, Mrs. Vi-
vian Bateman. She would like
something special to. Santa, I
live at 149 Avenue C. I will
leave cookies and milk on
table for you.
Love,
Patrick Dawson


Dear Santa,
This is what I would like for
Christmas, Comand control,
big detour, Buck Rogers and
Twiki, Star Fighter, Little
Professor, Calculator, cas-
sette recorder, 2 blank tapes,
silly putty.
Michael Ramsey, 8 years old
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Dear Santa,
I would like a baton, a tram-
poline, two cheerleader pom-
poms, a cheerleader suit, a
magical musical thing, a Ken
doll, Barbie doll clothes, Oper-
ation game, Mousetrap game,
jewelry box and jewelry,
Mork and Mindy dolls, Mork
from Ork egg, Look and Love
dolly, little suitcase.
I have been a good'girl and I
love you. Bring my Daddy a
choo-choo train and my
mother a doll house with the
furniture like in the catalog.
Love,
Kim

Dear Santa,
I have been good have I?
Can I tell you what I want for
Christmas. This is it. I want a
whoopsie doll and a cat and a
pink panther or a twety bird.
and I will put some crackers
and milk on the table. Don't
forget Mrs. Baxley.
Love,
Missy McLeod

Dear Santa,
My name is Scott. I am 5
years old. I want a horse, heli-
copter, cars, I'll tell you what
I'll leave you some cookies
and milk.
Love,
Scott Boykin

Dear Santa, -
My name is Tracy. I am 8
years old. I am excited for
Christmas. Please don't forget
Mrs. Baxley. I have been good
this year. For Christmas, I
want a mini wave oven, Cover
girl Darci, Candi, Baby magic
Tender Love, sewing mach-
ine, blender, jewelry, clothes,
shoes. I will leave you some
cookies and milk.
Love,
Tracy Melvin

Dear Santa,
I want a sewing machine. I
have been a good girl. I will
leave you some cookies and
milk.
Love,
Shannon Cain *

I Love Santa
Dear Santa,
I want some cars. I will put
cookies and milk out. I am
five.
Love,
Heath Macomber

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy. My
name is Brian Lemieux. I live
on McClellan. Please bring me
some toys and cloths. Don't
forget my Mommie and dog.
Love,
Brian


Squeaky but sincere good wishes for a
Christmas full of high notes!


Wayne Smith Shell

Wayne, Maxine, Tonya and Inga Smith


Dear Santa,
My name is Brad Lemieux. I
live on McClellan Ave. I have
been a good boy most of the
time. Please bring me a red
chain saw and a red rifle gun
like my papa's.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies.
Love,
Brad

Dear Santa,
My name is Jolyn Hall.
Please bring me a doll and
some more toys. I will leave
you some milk and cookies.
Love,
Jolyn

Dear Santa,
My name is Bert Cain. I live
in Wewahitchka with my
Mommie, Daddy and sister. I
have been a good boy. Please
bring me a big truck and some
little trucks and train. I will
leave you some cookies and
milk. Don't forget Mr. Baxley.
Love,
S Bert

Dear Santa,
My name is Zane. Please
bring me some toys and
trucks. I will leave you some
milk and. cookies.
Love,
Zane Macomber


Dear Santa Claus,
I want you to bring me a
Mickey Mouse book and a
puppy. Lay him in Angel's
bed. Please, please, please
bring me a puppy. Bring me a
telephone and a trampoline.
Love,

5 yrs. old.. .

Dear Santa,
Please bring me a telescope,
a microscope, and a micro-
phone.
Thanks,
Thad Barr
10 yrs. old
P.S. Please bring my sister,
Angel, a puppy.


Rev. J. C. ODUM,
Pastor


JEROME CARTIER,
Minister of Music


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Dear Santa, Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Chris Raffield Iim nine years old.
and I'm 3 years old. I would I hope you have nice day I
like to have a new tricycle hope you have a nice trip I
because mine broke. I also Love you so much. -
want a chain saw and a real I want a joe-i-joe man and I
guitar to play in church. I want a. walkie-talkies and I
have been a pretty good boy. want sucker man. and a pooif
We will leave you something tadle.
special to eat. Your best friend.
Love you Santa, From. Norman Walter
Chris Johnson. a good boy.



You Are Cordially Invited to Attend

LONG AVENUE

Baptist Church

Corner Long Ave. and 16th St.

SUNDAY SCHOOL ................... 9:45A.M.
MORNING WORSHIP ................11:00 A.M.
CHURCH TRAINING ............... 5:45 P.M.
EVENING WORSHIP ................ 7:00 P.M.
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY. DEC. 20, 1979


Avocados were first grown by Indians.


First

Presbyterian Church
Sixteenth Street and Forrest Park Avenue
Phone 227-1756

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE ....... 10:00 A.M.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS .... 11:00 A.M.

Welcome to Everyone


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JOHN M. STUART, Pastor
Phone 229-6857


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To every blooming one of our
patrons: MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Hedy's Florist


May your holidays be safe and
happy. We're glad to be of service
to you.

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Wishing you a bright and
shining yuletide! Stop in and
visit us over the holidays.

The

Sugar Plum Tree
Florist and Gift Shoppe


The Board of County Com-
missioners of Gulf County,
Florida, met October 29, 1979
in special called session, with
the following members pre-
sent: Douglas C. Birming-
ham, Chairman, William R.
Branch, Jimmy 0. Gortman,
and Leo Kennedy. Others
present were: George Y: Core,
Clerk, William J. Rish, Attor-
ney, and Tommy Pitts, Admi-
nistrative Assistant.
The meeting came to order
at 6:00 p.m. The Attorney
opened the meeting with pray-
er, followed by the pledge to
the flag.
The Chairman announced
that this meeting was called to
consider three emergencies
and that the press and radio
station were notified of the
meeting.
The Chairman announced
that the first business would
be to consider renting a
portion of the Wewa Ambu-
lance Building to the Wewa
Medical Center, Inc. for a
period of about 90 days;
second, to reconsider the
Mexico Beach application to
install a water line through
Beacon Hill; and third, to
reconsider the application of
the St. Joe Natural Gas
Company to install gas pipe
lines across County streets in
St. Joe Beach.
Oscar Redd, representing
the Wewa Ambulance Squad,
and Andy Thomas, represent-
ing the Wewa Medical Center,
Inc., appeared before the
Board. They informed the
Board that the Wewa Ambu-
lance Squad has agreed to rent
the conference room and the
west one-third of the ambu-
lance storage area to the
Wewa Medical Center, Inc. for
a period of about 90 days. They
said this space would be used
for a clinic and would not, in
any way, interfere with the
Ambulance Squad's. opera-
tions; that the County would
be paid $200.00 per month; and
the Wewa Medical Center,
Inc. would pay all utilities of
the entire building during the
time it was rented. Redd said
the Ambulance Squad would
require the following items be
agreed .upon and -placed in a
'contract. .. ...
,Nothing about the building
will be altered; except tem-
porary partitions may be
used;
The Wewa Medical Center
pay for any and all damages
caused by their use of the
building.
The renter shall furnish its
own liability insurance;
There shall be no smoking in
the building;
No nails to be used in the
walls;
There shall be no drugs left
in the building overnight;*
If the Medical Center's
operations interfere with the
Amublance Squad's Program
in any way, the Medical
Center shall vacate the build-
ing within 24 hours, upon
written notice from the Ambu-
lance Squad.
Redd then requested the
Board to take favorable action
on this proposal and that the
rent money be used to, pur-
chase equipment for the de-
partment. He also told the
Board that the following am-
bulance committee had been
appointed to oversee this
operation: Oscar Redd, Nils
Millergren, and George W.
Jones.
There was a motion by
Commissioner Kennedy, se-
conded by Commissioner
Branch, and it was unani-
mously adopted, that the
County rent the Wewa AmbulP
ance Building as per the above
agreement. Commissioner
Branch stated that even
though he voted for this
motion, he did it only because
the ambulance squad had
agreed to the rent of the
building, but that it was
against his thinking.
Honorable J.T. Heathcock,
Mayor, and Eldon Miller,
Commissioner, Town of Mex-
ico Beach, and Rowe Sudduth
and C.C. Harrison, Jr., repre-
senting Gulf Aire Subdivision,
appeared before the Board
and requested the Mexico
Beach application to install a
water supply line through
Beacon Hill and ending at Gulf
Aire Subdivision be granted at
this time. This application was
before the Board at its last
meeting of October 23, 1979,
with final action being contin-
ued. The Mayor told the Board
that it was very urgent that
the application be approved
and a permit issued. He gave
several reasons as to why this
matter has become an emer-
gency; included in those rea-
sons was that pipe for the job
has already been purchased at
a very good price, but if the
application was held up, the
pipe would be released and
that to re-purchase the pipe at
this date will cost an addition-
al $7,000.00.
The Chairman informed the
Mayor that the Board held up
action on this matter at its last
meeting because it was the


understanding of this Board
that adequate fire protection
would be included for Beacon
Hill, but that the latest plans
do not call for fire hydrants,
only the "T's" and gate valves
for future installation of the
hydrants. He said he thought it
would be good to discuss the
original understanding before
approving the application.
The Mayor said that the Town
of Mexico Beach did not have
the funds to supply the fire
hydrants at this time; that
each hydrant costs about
$600.00. Commissioner Branch
said that the hydrants must be
installed at the same time the
line was constructed.
The Board questioned the
Mayor as to why the line
would end at Gulf Aire, rather
than going on to St. Joe Beach.
The answer was that Mexico
Beach did not have the water
capacity to serve St. Joe
Beach at this time; however,
when an additional well was
drilled and connected to the
system, St. Joe Beach could be
served. The Mayor said the
only reason Beacon Hill was
offered water at this time was
because .the owners of Gulf
Aire were going to purchase
water from Mexico Beach
and construct their own trans-,
fer line from Mexico Beach;
following 98 to Gulf Aire; that
they. were going to use a 6"
main line for this purpose, but
the people of Beacon Hill
requested they be permitted to
hook-up to this line. To serve
Beacon Hill, the transfer line
was changed to a ten inch line
and relocated from U.S. 98 to
First Avenue, thereby allow-
ing water service to people on
both sides of First Avenue.
Commissioner Branch
made a motion, seconded by
Commissioner Kennedy, that
this Board hold to its original
understanding that adequate


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IGulf County Commission


statutes of the State of Florida
and the requirements and
regulations imposed by the
Department of Revenue.
We further certify that it is
hereby -ordered that upon
completion of this certificate
and the attachment of the
same to the herein described-
assessment roll as a part
thereof, that the said assess-
ment roll be delivered to the


property appraiser o4 this
county, on the day that this
certificate is dated, who sh
adjust the said assessment
roll in accordance with the
decision'of the Property Ap-
praisal Adjustment Board and
make all required extensions
on the roll to show the tax
attributable to all taxable
property contained therein
(Cont. on Page 19)


mously passed.
Commissioner Branch then
moved that a permit be issued
to cut the streets in" Beacon
Hill and that one set of "as
built" plans of all Gulf County
work be filed with this Board
when the construction of the
water line was completed.
Vote: unanimously carried.
Stuart Shoaf, Vice President
of St. Joe Natural Gas Com-
pany, requested the Board to
reconsider his application to
construct a natural gas pipe
line system in St. Joe Beach.
After discussion, there was a
motion by, Commissioner
Branch, seconded by Com-
missioner Gortman, that the
Board issue a permit to cut
across Americus Avenue and
all streets between said Ave-
nue and U.S. 98 and to cut
across all dirt streets. Cpm-
missioner Branch told the
Board that all paved streets.
included in this, motion were
due to be resurfaced some-
time after the pipe line
construction. This motion pas-
sed unanimously.
There being no further
business, the meeting ad-
journed.
The Board of County Com-
missioners met on November
2, 1979 in special session of the
Property Appraisal Adjust-
ment Board with the follow-
ing members present: Chari-
man Douglas C. Birmingham,
Leo Kennedy and James L.
Tankersley. Others present
were Attorney William J.
Rish, Clerk George Y. Core,
School Board member Fred
Greer and School Board mem-
ber Gene R. Raffield.
The meeting came to order
at 10:00 a.m.
The Property Appraisal Ad-
justment Board adopted A
Certificate of Property Ap-
praisal Adjustment Board,
Gulf County, Florida.
We, the undersigned, as and
constituting the Property Ap-
praisal Adjustment board of
the above' named county, do
hereby certify that after ap-
proval of the following des-
cribed assessment roll by the
Department of. Revenue, all
hearings required by Florida
Statutes have been held and
that said Property Appraisal
Adjustment Board is satisfied
that the Real Property and
Tangible. Personal Property
and Inventory in the above
named count includable on
such assessment roll meets all
requirements imposed by the


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With its rich red

petals and biilht

green stems, the

poinsettia serves

as a fitting

symbol of the
wonder and

beauty of this

special season.

We hope that like

this Christmas

flower, your

holidays bloom

with color,

excitement and

mirth. May you

and your family

share in every

happiness.


L.


The First
Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 GARRISON AVE.- PORT ST. JOE
S Invites You to Worship with Them
Ernest A. Barr, Pastor

SERVICES
SUNDAY SCHOOL ............ 9:45 AM
MORNING WORSHIP ............... 11:00AM
EVENING WORSHIP ................ 7:00 PM
WEDNESDAY NIGHT.................. 7:00 PM






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fire protection be furnished to
Beacon Hill at the time of
construction. Commissioner
Kennedy made a substitute
motion that if Mexico Beach
would furnish and install six
hydrants, the Board would
issue the permit. Seconded by
Commissioner Gortman.
Vote: Aye Kennedy and
Gortman. Nay Branch and
Birmingham. This substitute
motion failed. Vote on original
motion: Aye Branch and
Gortman. Nay Kennedy and
Birmingham.
In a discussion that followed
this vote, the Mayor said he
could not promise the Board
the hydrants; that his Com-
mission would first have to
vote on the question. Rowe
Sudduth stated that because
this project had reached the
point that it was now an
emergency situation, he would
pay for the installation of four
hydrants. Commissioner Ken-
nedy moved that the Board
accept the four hydrants offer-
ed by Sudduth and that the
citizens of Beacon Hill pay for
all additional hydrants. Mo-
tion seconded by Commission-
er Gortman. Vote: Aye -
Kennedy and Gortman. Nay -
Branch and Birmingham. Mo-
tion failed.
Sudduth then told the Board
that when the next four
hydrants, as called for in
stage two of the Beacon Hill
plans, were needed and if
Mexico Beach could not pay
for the hydrants, he would pay
for them.
There was a motion by
Commissioner Branch, se-
conded by Commissioner
Gortman to accept the agree-
ment that Mexico Beach in-
stall four hydrants during the
first stage of the construction
and also install four hydrants
during the second stage of
construction. Vote: Unani-


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, Minutes of the Gulf County Commission


May this Christmas bring the
light of hope to guide the way
to a better world for all.


St. Clair


Funeral Home


(Cont. from Page 18)
pursuant to law.
The following figures are
true and correct to the best of
our knowledge and belief:
1. Taxable value of initial
(x) Real (x) Personal Pro-
perty Assessment Roll as sub-
mitted by Property Appraiser
to the Property Appraisal
Adjustment Board. $129,065,-
254.
2. Net change in taxable
value due to actions of the
Board. -$0.-
3. Taxable value of (x) Real
(x) Personal Property As-
sessment Roll incorporating
all changes due to action of the
Property Appraisal Adjust-
ment Board. -$0.--
In witness whereof we have
subscribed this certificate and
caused the same to be attach-
ed to and made a part of the
above described assessment
roll and a copy thereof spread
upon the minutes of this the
2nd day of November, 1979.
There being no further busi-
ness, the meeting adjourned.
Douglas C. Birmingham,
Chairman
Attest: George Y. Core, Clerk
The Board of County Com-
missioners of Gulf County,
met on November 13, in regu-
lar session with the follow-
ing members present: Doug:
las Birmingham, Chairman;
Jimmy 0. Gortman; William
R. Branch; James L. Tankers-
ley-and Leo Kennedy. Others
present were: George Y. Core,
Clerk; K. E. Murphy, Sheriff;
William J. Rish, Attorney;
Tommy Pitts, Administra-
tive Assistant and Lloyd Whit-
field, Road Superintendent.
The meeting came to order
at 9:00 a.m. The Attorney
opened the meeting with pray-
er, followed by the pledge to
the flag.
Frank Graddy, Controlling
Insurance Agent for the Coun-
ty, appeared to discuss the
statement of values used in
the insurance coverage for; the
Courthouse and the County
building in Wewahitchka. He
told the Board that the in-
creased values used for the
new policy beginning October
.14, 1979, for the building in
Wewahitchk and beginning
August 29, 1979 for the Court-
house were the minimum the
insurance company would
accept. Comm. Branch said
the Board had heretofore
voted to keep the same cover-
age as last year. After discus-
sion, there was a motion by
Comm. Tankersley, seconded
by Comm. Gortman, to ap-
prove the. values used in the
t nbh"poli'_apd to payte pez,,,
mium of $2,439.00 for the
Courthouse and $849.00 for the
building in Wewahitchka.
Vote: Aye-Tankersley, Gort-
man and Birmingham. Nay-
Branch and Kennedy. The
Clerk was instructed to pay
these two premiums.
Hannon Insurance Agency
presented an insurance policy
on workmen's compensation
for the renewal date of Nov-
ember 12, 1979, in the amount
of $41,982.00. Upon motion by
Comm. Gortman, seconded by
Comm. Tankersley, and unan-
imous vote, this bill was
approved and ordered paid.
Robert Nations, surveyor
and agent for Sunnywood Es-,
tates Subdivision, Unit Two,
requested the Board to take
final action on said subdivi-
sion. The Chairman asked if
the proper corrections had
been made on the plat as to the
business lots. Mr. Nations said
that the owner of the subdivi-
sion was removing the busi-
ness lots from the plat and this
change would be made on the
plat before it was signed by
the Chairman. The Board then
questioned Mr. Nations' about
the drainage structures in the
subdivision. He told the Board
that a drainage problem did
exist during extremely rainy


weather on the southwest for the Port St. Joe 201 Facil-
corner of the plat; that the ities Plan, had made an analy-
dedication did not show a plan sis on the inclusion of White
for drainage. The Chairman City in the Port St. Joe Plan
recommended that the sub- and found that to include
division owners be required to White City would cost approxi-
provide the necessary ease- mately $150,000 to $200,000,
ments for adequate drainage; with the Environmental Pro-
that this matter of drainage tection Agency funding 75
should be taken care of before percent of the cost and the
any of the lots were sold, County's share being about
which would prevent the fu- $37,500 to $50,000. Comm. Ken-
ture owner from becoming nedy informed the Board that
angry at this Board because of the Apalachee Planning Coun-
rain water standing in their cil had included this project in
yard and having no place to its comprehensive plan and
run off. After lengthy discus- would pursue this subject.
sion, there was a motion by Mr. Pitts informed the
Comm. Kennedy, seconded by Board that the owners of Cape
Comm. Gortman, to approve Breezes Subdivision had com-
this plat, subject to the owners pleted the streets in the sub-
of the property being respon- division and they were not the
sible for all drainage pro- best but were acceptable
blems. Vote: Aye-Kennedy, under the subdivision rules.
Gortman and Branch. Nay: He further told the Board that
Tankersley and Birmingham. a water system had not been
Honorable Samuel A. Pat- installed at this time. There
rick presented the County a was a motion by Comm. Tan-
deed for a fire station site at kersley, seconded by Comm.
Overstreet, including a 25 foot Kennedy, and was unanimous-
access road right of way. Mr. ly passed to approve Cape
Patrick informed the Board Breezes Subdivision. ',
that this property was a gift to The Administrative Assist-
the County and the fire depart- ant discussed the list of Board
ment. There was a motion by policies as adopted by the
Comm. Gortman, seconded by Commission over the past
Comm. Branch, and it was years and asked if the Board
unanimously carried, that the intended to make any changes
'deed be accepted. The Chair- before putting them into book
man thanked Mr. Patrick for form. The Board decided that
his generosity in making this some of the policies might
gift to the County. Deed require updating; that each
recorded in O.R. Book 79, member should make a study
Page 784. of the policies and give their
The Board advertised to sell recommendations andt a later
certain junked typewriters meeting o
and the following bids were
received: The Administrative Assist-
Walter M. Kitchen offered ant informed the Board that
$11.00 for One (1) Royal the Contractor for the St.
Manual S-N KMG13-4526486; Joseph Telephone and Tele-
Willie M. Burrows offered graph Company cut across a
$5.50 each for the following: paved street without a permit;
One (1) Royal Electric S-N the street being one that the
EDE-21-5815560X and One (1) County said could not be cut.
Smith Corona Manual S-N He said that the Contractor for
5S-336016. the Telephone Company also
Upon motion by Comm. disregarded the approved
Branch, seconded by Comm. location for a cable on the
Kennedy, and unanimously Pleasant Rest Cemetery Road
carried, these three bids were and installed the cable on a
accepted. location on the right of way
The Gulf County School where the Road Department
Board informed the Board equipment might damage the
that Community Services Dir- cable in maintaining the
sector's salary has been ap- drainage ditch, which is a part
'proved for an increase of 6.7 of the road system. The Board
percent, providing the County expressed its disgust in learn-
and City participates in fund- ing of action by the Telephone
ing the increase, which is Contractor and turned the
$302.82 for the County. The matter over to its Attorney
Board gave its approval, pro- and instructed him to get this
viding the County's share of matter straightened out, even.
the increase can come from if it required the issuing of an
the $4,500.00 now in the arrest warrant for the person
budget, but that the County responsible.
can not increase the $4,500.00 The Attorney reported temrn-
payment during this budget porary success with the De-
yea,^ ',. ;',' partitent of Environmental
-The w-;#ard -eeptedi-an--Regulation in working out an
agreement by Southern Corn- agreement to allow continued
munication and Electronics, operation of all existing sani-
Inc. of Panama City to main- tary landfill operations in the
tain the County two-way radio County until at least six
equipment. months after the City of Port
Upon motion by Comm. St. Joe receives an operating
Branch, seconded by Comm. permit for its new facilities.
Gortman and unanimously
carried, the Board voted to Comm. Tankersley reported.
pay Gulf Asphalt, Contractor that the new Wewa ambulance
on Project A, B, C, 1253-2, in that has been giving so much
the amount of $319,617.04, as mechanical trouble was now
approved by the County Engi- operating to some degree of sat-
neer, Barrett, Daffin and isfaction, but that this am-
Carlan, Inc. bulance required a two-way
The County Medicaid bill- radio system. He requested
ing for the month of October in that the rent funds that would
the amount of $890.73 was be received for the Wewa Am-
ordered tabled, bulance Building be set aside
The Farm Agent filed his to purchase the radio system.
October monthly report. The Board agreed to this re-
The Mosquito Control Super- commendation. He then re-
visor reported that inventory commended that the wheel-
item 70-30, drill, had been chair ramp at the south en-
junked. Upon motion by trance to the Courthouse be
Comm. Branch, second by replaced, using a design that
Comm. Tankersley, and unan- would make it easy for a
imous vote, this item was wheelchair victim to use. The
ordered removed from the Chairman ordered this taken
inventory records, care of.
The Mosquito Control Super- Comm. Tankerlsey asked
visor informed the Board that what progress had been made
he purchased a drill to replace on securing a survey of the
number 70-30 which cost County road intersection be-
$169.95 and that amount tween the property of Mims
should be transferred from his and Burrows at Overstreet.
contingency account to new The Clerk reported that the
equipment. Upon motion by surveyor had been unable to
Comm. Kennedy, seconded by locate the land descriptions
Comm. Gortman, and unani- involved and; therefore, had
mous vote, the Board author- not begun the survey. Robert
ized this transfer. Nations, a surveyor, being
Tommy Pitts, Adminstra- present, informed the Board
tive Assistant reported that that he had made a survey of
Russell and Axon, Planners the Burrows property and that


THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 20. 1979


Keen Agers Serves Older


Residents of Beach Areas
At their regular December The Christmas program will share the fellow
meeting, the Keen Agers be provided by the B.Y.W. holiday season.
group will have a Christmas young women's group, and
social. It is scheduled for will include table games and ,, ,
Thursday, December 27 at also refreshments.
2:00 p.m. in the Beach Baptist This group of Keen Agers is
Chapel social room, St. Joe organized for the benefit of -
Beach. residents of the beach areas .s


said property was marked
with proper corner stones;
however, the County road
equipment destroyed the
markers while -grading 'the
roads. Comm. Branch asked
what a survey would prove, if
anything, and what would the
Board do about it. He said that
the road would not be moved
because it was constructed
according to a survey. No
further action,taken.
Comm. Kennedy informed
the Board that there was a big
hole in the highway in the
Simmons Bayou area. The
Chairman said if he thought it
should be fixed, to issue a
work order just as he would on
any other Road Department
work. Comm. Kennedy said a
work order had already been
issued. He also told the Board
that nothing had been done
about a drainage problem in
the Simmons Bayou. He said
that the water on the north
side of the highway could not
move in either direction;
therefore, it should cross the
highway where it would then
find its way to the bay. The
Road Superintendent was in-
structed to look into this
problem.
Comm. Kennedy then told
the Board that proper railroad
warning signs be erected on
the crossing at First Street in
Port St. Joe. The Administra-
tive Assistant was directed to
work up a cost estimate.
Commissioner Kennedy
suggested that the Board
change its policy of paying
less per diem and mileage
than do the other constitution-
al officers in the courthouse.
No action taken.
Comm. Branch questioned
the availability of the Title IV
funds for the fire departments.
He was advised these funds
should be available in Decem-
ber. He then asked if the junk
yard ordinance and the land
swap between John Maddox
and the County and Charles
Cleckley and the County have
been advertised for a public
hearing. These advertise-
ments have not been published
due to a problem in describ-
ing the land involved. He
asked why the ambulance
door had not been replaced.
He was informed that the door
had been on order five weeks.
The Chairman informed the
Board that the Road Depart-
ment and Mosquito Control
Department worked on Vet-
eran's Day; therefore, these
employees will take a day off
later in the year.
The Chairman discussed an
offer to the County for a long
term lease of an air landing
strip in Wewahitchka and
asked if the County would be
liable in any way. The Attor-
ney said the County would be
liable just as 'it was for all
other county property. The
Administrative Assistant was
directed to make a report on
the cost of a landing strip and
the Federal Aviation Admini-
stration requirements.
The minutes of October 4,
and October 19, were read,
approved and adopted.
On motion by Comm. Ken-
nedy, seconded by Comm.
Tankersley, Resolution 79-25
was adopted. The Resolution
authorized the execution of a
traffic signal agreement be-
tween the State of Florida, De-
partment of Transportation
and Gulf County.


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TWENTY


THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 1979


MINUTES

of the


Board of Public Instruction


he Gulf County School
rd met in regular session
jJogember 7, 1979 with the
g members present:
Greer, Chairman; WaY-
'Graham; J.K. Whitfield;
:Gene Raffield.
"rd member Sewell was
lSuperintendent and Di-
orof Administrative Af-
were present.
Meeting 'opened 'with
eld requesting a motion
approval of the minutes. All
elYES on motion by
in and second by Whit-
to approve the minutes of
Sb2,1979 and October 25,
,e board, reviewed the
ktruction report from
d Architect Gaskin on the
,:'Mechianics Facility at
v a iitchka. On motion by
itfield, second by Graham,
| bbard voted unanimously
tend the completion date
Sdaysdue, to rain.
1"Personnel Matters .
ii recommendation of the
'eriptehdent, motion by
Infield, second by Graham,
following personnel mat-
were unanimously ap-
ved:.
maintenance and Custodial -
ploy Elenora Turner as
todian, Lester Gdrtman as
intenance worker, part -
S e, place Edna Strange a
-,t;ime custodian;
ort St. Joe High School -
ice Ernest Williams on
ht hour day basis as
cher aide, place May Dell
ttis on contractual pay
ewahitchka High School -
proved 'Jerry Kelley as
tial sponsor to receive
I gpensatory pay;
wahitchka Elementary
,ool approve Betty Hus-'
I' as; Principal Designee
i e 1979-80 school year:
approve Brenda Butler to
..m&nsport T:MR students to
iwahitchka in her private
icle 'at a rate of' 17 cents
i ile;
signations -accept resig-
gnis ,pf Ann' Sherry Her-
ix Coastline Norton, Melba
r6wn. '
StudeiatMatters
On recommendation of the
iperintendent, motion by
grahamm, second by Whitfield,
'Sltoted YES to approve the
iolowing student matters:
transfer Stephanie Gilley
m Port St. Joe Elementary
bool to Highland View
ementary, transfer Thad
.arr from Port St. Joe Elem-
tary School to Highland
" iew Elementary, grant per-
a'i sion for Irish Garland to

Fwas the Law!
J4"Whosoever shall be
found observing any such
y as Christmas and the
e, .either by forbearing
tbor, feasting, or any other
iay upon such account as
toresaid, every such per-
on so offending shall pay
Ifor each offense five shil-
ltgs as a fine to the
iCuntry."
'Law passed by the Pil-
_9ffms in 1659.


continue her education at Port
St. Joe High school.
Kindergarten report cards
After, reviewing a proposed
kindergarten report card, the
board unanimously approved
the report card on motion by
' Graham and second by Whit-
field. Copies are on file in the
Superintendent's office.
FDLRS Project Application
On motion by Whitfield,
second by Graham, the board
unanimously approved the
Florida Diagnostic and Learn-
ing Resources System appli-
cation. This program identi-
fies exceptional children, and
planning educational pro-
grams for such children.
Transportation'
The Superintendent pre-
sented an Agreement between
the Gulf Coast Community
College and the Gulf County
School Board whereby the
School Board would furnish
two buses to transport stu-
dents to Gulf Coast, with Gulf
Coast reimbursing the'School
Board for one-half the costs
for operating the buses. Co-
pies are, on file in the.
Superintendent's office.
The Agreepent was unani-
mously approved on motion by
Graham and second by Whit-
field: .
On. motion by Graham,
second by Whitfield, bus stop
changes were approved as
follows: stop at Hale resi-
dence at Mexico Beach, stop
at Beacon Hill Tower 'on
Highway 98, stop between
relay tower and Armstrong-
residence at Beacon Hill.
On recommendation of the
Superintendent, motion by
Whitfield, second by Graham,
the board unanimously ap-
proved a Micro-filming pro-
cess to 'preserve permanent
educational records. A copy of
this proposal is on file in the
Superintendent's office.
Supt. Report
On motion .by Whitfield,
second by Graham, the board
unanimously approved a bro-
chure concerning facts re-
garding the Gulf County
School System being distri-
buted. -
The board discussed the
Wewahitchka Elementary
School Site Renovation, and
the location of the site.
The board appointed Whit-
field to serve on the Gulf
County Community Services
Committee for the Wewa-
hitchka a. ea.
Presented a letter of appro-
val from the Southern Asso-
ciation of Colleges and Schools
regarding the elementary
schools in the Gulf County
School System.
There being no further
business, the board adjourned
to meet again Novemer 20,
1979 for board reorganization.
The Gulf County School
Board met in special session
on November 20, 1979 with the
following members present:
Paul Sewell; Gene Raffield;
J.K. Whitfield: Waylon Gra-
ham.
Board member Greer was
,absent.
On motion by Whitfield,
second by Graham, the board
unanimously appointed Paul
Sewell as Chairman of the
Board.
On motion by Graham,
second by Whitfield, all voted
to appoint Gene Raffield as


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vice-chairman.
Transportation Matters
The board received two
requests to use school buses
for non-school activities. On
motion by Graham, second by
Whitfield, all voted YES to
approve the requests of both
.organizations provided they
correspond with board guide-
lines.
There being. n'o further
business, the board adjourned
to meet again December 4,
1979.


Plants have an important
role to play in interior designs.
For centuries people have
used plants and flowers to
enrich their homes and busi-
nesses. People realize and
appreciate the atmosphere of
warmth and life created by
plants.
Sometimes plants may
serve as a transitional ele-
ment. This may be between
outdoors and indoors, or be-
tween two rooms or two levels
inside the home.
The repetition of plants
from room to room helps to
unify areas. Plants, either
foliage or flowering types,
may alter the strong architec-
tural lines of a room. A space
may seem extremely harsh,
cold and very formal without
living plants.
. Plants are not always used
in accessory positions. Flow-


ering plants and floral ar-
rangements can be a focal
point of a room the position
often reserved for a fine piece
of art. The arrangement can
be simple as one flower or a
single plant specimen if it is
displayed strikingly enough.
Never be afraid to experiment
with plants and flowers, be-
cause their effects in a decor
can be pleasantly surprising.
The use of plants is marked-
ly influenced by certain key
environmental factors.
Among them are light, temp-
erature and humidity. If the
conditions for optimum
growth do not exist, the
homeowner has two choices.
He can move the plants to
areas where their growth
needs can be satisfied or he
can try to adjust the environ-
ment to meet their require-
ments.


Probably no other factor
will be more challenging than
adjusting the light level. All
house plants require light, but
not all require the same
intensity of light. Some, like
the ferns, philodendrons, afri-
can violets and sansevierias
grow well with indirect light.
Those with highly colored
leaves such as croton and
coleus and 'the succulents and
some of the flowering house
plants grow best in full
sunlight.
The light intensity in many
homes is usually too low to
meet the needs of many
plants. In such cases, supple-
mental artificial lighting can
be used. Standard cool white
and warm white flourescent
lamps are good sources of
artificial light. Most plants
grow well and are attractive
in appearance when placed


under a combination of cool
white and warm white floure-
scent lamps or cool white and
grow-flourescent lamps.
The proper temperature is
important for the growth of


house plants. Most house
plants will do well at an
average day temperature of 65
to 70 degrees, and about 10
degrees lower at night.


the members of the


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Sunday Morning Worship .............. 11:00 A.M.
Sunday Night ......... ........... 6:00 P.M.
Wednesday Night ................... 7:00 P.M.

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Fresh
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Fresh Frozen Boneless
TURKEY BREAST
USDA Heavy Western
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Grade 'A' large Cheese Lb. 1.69
BAKING HENS DilmoreCountrySmoked
Pork Sausage
Lb. 59 Lb. $1.69
10 lb. box $15.99
$ 59 C Necks, Drumsticks, Wings L b
Lb. $Il5 TURKEY PARTS Lb. 49


5 Lbs. or More
Grnd. Chuck Lb.$59


Power Pak
Weiners 690
Power Pak Lb.
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HAM

$8.88


3 Lb. Hbrm<
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Choice "
Chicken Breast 69


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8 Oz. Philadelphia
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Choice Chicken
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Can $619


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Christmas Candy
15 Oz. Bush's


Lb.


Specials for:
Dec. 19-24


510 Fifth Street
Port St. Joe, Fla.


Light Crust

Flour


5 Lb.
Bag


with $16
or More)


Limit I
Order


Delmonte C.S. or W.C. -
Corn No. 3o0 Can 39C
Fine Fare $ 09
Towels2/I109


Extra Fancy Mixed
Fruit e


Box


Regular Mixed Box ........ $6.88
Archway
Christmas Cookies


18 Oz. Kraft
Jelly.


SGallon Peak While I tLasts Gallon Fine Fare
Anti-Freeze39 Bleach-


F n- ~15 Oz. Bush's f
Cream 00
re Chili Hot Beans 3/ 100
9 Cnrnntinn 119 Pnaki f


Kraft 12 Oz. Light & Lively
CHEESE SINGLES


25 Oz. Mighty High
Strawberry Shortcake
Mrs. Smith's Gold. Deluxe
Piimnlin Cnatard AA 07


$29
$927


$159 Hot Cocoa Mix
32 Oz. Fine Fare
Dish Liquid


2/4 Oz. Underwood
Deviled Ham
16 Oz. Fine Fare
Coffee Creamer


$139

853
39


4 Roll Fine Fare
Tissue


89c


Kiwanis Club Claxton $ 0
Fruit Cakes 00


69
1 3"Brd


14 z. Borden
Eagle Brand
MILK
Can88


Have You
Registered for
$100 Worth
Free
Groceries
to be Given
Away Saturday
0
2 Liter
Coke. RC or
Diet Rite


.Pep peridge F-r -t .. h Large Assortment of a
BePepperidge Farmr
Pineapple Cream Cake $2 Eveready Batteries
Golden Ripe Fresh Fla.Christmas Fruit ender 59C I
Bananas Lb.29 0Fresh Flao Chr Frui Pole Beans Lb.
S Fresh Frozen Navel Oranges ($9.50 box) 4 for 3 Lb. Bag
S Cranberries 69 Fresh Florida 9 Onions Lb. -ro
sweet Extra Fancy Hamlin Oranges ($6.50 box) 18 for Crisp Stalk
SPotatoes b. 15' C Fi t iLrge ($8.50 box) 18 for Clry Stalk 29'
SCnadian $ R95 u R U.S. No. I White 10 i
..RutabagasI iBxLb.19'C.MarsheGrapefruit$ Box $650 tatoes B
Reg. Mixed Golden S OI50
Firm Head Fruit Box Marsh Grapefruit Box $650 Firm Head Green
$Lettuce 39 Delicious e Box 1650s Cabbage LB 19 j
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Thursday, Friday and Saturday duri
will receive a FREE CHRISTMAS C
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Onion Soup Mix..
IGA Bleach.....
Ivory Detergent..
IGA
Early June Peas..
IGA Tomato Sauce
Peperidge Farm
Stuffing Mix....


m amlon 730


" m 303 Cans 3I/1
" a M Can*,,3I$l
x 0 8 69C.


USDA GRADE-A FROZEN
Baking Hens ..
TABLERITE LEAN FRESH
Pork Hams (.TM17-
USDA CHOICE TABLERITE BONELESS
Chuck Roast...
USDA CHOICE TABLERITE BONELESS
Shoulder Swiss
Muchmore Sliced Bai
Lykes Red Hots ....
Bologna THICK SLICED Sunnylan
Ham Sausage SMITHFIELD
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Prestone Anti-freeze I .aon. $439

Meadow Gold Asst. Flavors $ 59
ICE CREAM .. GALO
Morton Pies UMPKINOR...o 79
Deluxe Apple Pies t.os.m%E$M1"
Deluxe Apple Pies (MRS.SMITHS) SIZE
IGA Whip Topping ..... : 69*

IGA Pecan & Pumpkin Pies...... sI'*12
IGA Mini French Rolls 11 CT. PK. 99*
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AY CHRISTMAS DAY!!
kich's IGA, Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka, would like to show
by having LUCKY BUGGY DAYS
I store hours. Every 15 minutes, some lucky winner


DAVID RICH'S
FOODLINER ....
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka
Home-Owned and Operated
Prices Good Dec. 19-24


BULK RATE
U.S. POSTAGE
8.4c PAID
Permit No. 3
Wewahitchka, Fla.


. HOLDER


IS4GE. This is our way of saying Have A Very Merry
ear I.

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Let Us Prepare Your


Christmas
Turkey, 8-10 Ibs.
Dressing, 3 qts.
Giblet Gravy, 1 qt. Cranb


Dinner
$2388
erry Sauce, 1 lb.


Fresh From Our Bakery Asst. Pies and Cakes


Let Us Create A Special


Coke for You


Rich's Is Your Exclusive Dealer for


F-R-M Feeds
In This Area.
All Feeds for Domestic
Animals


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5 b.. bag


Large Crisp Heads
Lettuce...
Florida Vine Ripe
Tomatoes.
Sweet Florida
Navel Oranges.
Fla. Round
Juicy Oranges.
5LBa. 98'


$1...08
. . Ib I


Ruby Red Pink
Grapefruit....


$168


$128


Large Variety of Living Makes a Nice Christmas Gift
HOUSEPLANTS


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CAULIFLOWER
MUSHROOMS
BROCCOLI


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SHELLED PECANS Q.


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Fancy Ga. Red
Sweet Potatoes.
Washington State Extra Fancy Red La
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Apples ....... o / 1 T
Yellow Onions.I o 48 C


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URNIPS
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by the Shipping Box


ORANGES .. Box
NAVEL . Box
GRAPEFRUIT. Box
TANGELOS .. Box
TANGERINES Box


$650
'950

$650o
$80oo0
$750


Extra Fancy Christmas
MIXED FRUIT
Navels Grapefrit $
Tangeles Apples Box
Kumquats
Farmer's Shipping Box of
MIXED FRUIT
Oranges, Grapefruit, $688
Tangerines, Apples 6 ea.


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Lykes or Sunnyland
Half 18
HAMIb. $.118
Lykes. or Sunnyland
Center 15
Ham Roast 1b.


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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.


THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 1979


G'ettes and their "big sisters": from left,
Lisa Atkins and Marcia Stoutamire, Angela
St. Clair and Pam McClamma. Wendy
Weston and Connie Plair, Angel Barr and
Patty Raiford, Carolyn Stephens and Cindy


Thanks for let-
ting us serve you!

COOPER'S
BARBER SHOP


,.1


Good heavens! What a beautiful
time of year! May you share in all
the joys of the season.:

GEORGE Y. CORE
Clerk of the Court


Dunlap, Maria Perry and Sherry Huggins,
and Niki Eaker and Nancy Stoutamire. In the
background are guests, Leona Stoutamire,
Mrs. Bill Summers, Mr. and Mrs. Red Todd
and Mrs. Ernest Barr. -Star photo


G'ettes Prepare Dinner for

Their "Big Sisters"
The G'ettes of the First Pentecostal Holiness Church The G'ettes prepared the
honored their "big sisters" Christmas meal themselves
with a 9gristmas dinner last with help in serving from Mrs.
Tuesday night. Bill Summers and Mrs. Leona


l greet- Energy Saving Bonds

Go On Sale Jan. 1


The Treasury Department
recently announced that the
new Series EE savings bonds
which go on sale effective
January 1, 1980, will be called
United States Energy Savings
Bonds, Series EE, and will
receive a L, percent bonus if
held to maturity.
The interest rate on U.S.
Energy Savings Bonds, Series
EE, will be increased from 6.5
percent to 7 percent for bonds
held for the full 11 years to
maturity.
The interest rate on U.S.
Energy Savings. Bonds, Series
EE, will be increased from 6.5
percent to 7 percent for bonds
held for the full 11 years to
maturity. Series E bonds that
have not finally matured and
U.S. Savings Notes ("Free-
dom Shares") will also re-
ceive the 1 percent bonus if
they are held for,11 years from
the date of the first semian-
nual interest period that be-
gins on or after January 1,
1980.:-0o.hds and notes re-
deemed earlier will not re-
ceive the bonus.
The Tedesignation of the
bonds as Energy Savings
Bonds is intended to help focus
attention on the national goals
of reducing energy consump-
tion and increasing domestic
supplies. The bonds were
known as Defense Bonds
before and after World War II
and as War Bonds from 194i to
1945 reflecting the national
concerns of those times. The
Energy Savings Bonds will
assist in financing the large
Federal energy expenditure
required in the coming years.
After June 30, 1980, all U.S.


Savings Bonds bought through
payroll savings plans will be
Energy Savings Bonds, Series
EE. Series H and HH Savings
Bonds will not be affected by
these changes.


Stoutamire.
Honored guests were Mr.
and Mrs. Red Todd and Rev.
Ernest Barr and Betty Barr,
G'ette director. The girls
exchanged gifts with their big
sisters, and enjoyed a time of
fun and games afterwards.


TAKEU AU.OIO
OHNIU.C


O oLy NicT


Sweet Babe of Peace
let us rejoice in your
coming!

) Dessie Lee
Parker,
Supervisor of
Elections


Retired

Teachers

Hear About

New Taxes
The Gulf Retired Teachers
recently held their December
meeting at the home of Miss,
Netta Niblack on St. Joe
Beach. The program centered
around taxes and what the
average citizen can do about
them. Those seeming of gneat-
est interest to the group were
Health, Care Cost Contain-
ment, the Tax Limitation
movements, and the Windfall
Profits Tax. There was also
discussion on the proposed tax
on 50 percent of Social Secur-
ity and the 50 cents gas tax.
The "Small Safers Equity
Act" as opposed to the Fed-
eral Regulation Q was also
brought up.
The next meeting will be
held at the home of Mrs. Nobie
Stone on Reid Avenue on Feb-
ruary 11. The program is
entitled "Restored Treasure"
and will be in charge of Miss
Niblack who, will tell of the
advantages of the Chinese
approach to old age.


For the first time on that holy night the world was
filled with peace and good will. May the'gentle joys
of this blessed season be with you and your family
this Christmas and always.


St. Joe Machine Company


'Best ishes

for holly and
mistletoe everywhere,
every day of your
Holiday!

Aline's Coiffures,

Inc.


JOy TOIA
A songfest of cheers
wings of the season!


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