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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 24, 1987
Frequency: weekly
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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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FIFTIETH YEAR, NUMBER 17


THE STAR


Industry-Deep Water Port-Fine People-Safest Beaches in Florida
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1987


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And it came to pass in those days, that there went
out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world
should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when
Cyrenius was governor of Syria).
And all went to be taxed, everyone into his own
city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the
city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David,
which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the
house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary
his espoused wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days
were accomplished that she should be delivered. And
she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him
in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger;
because there was no room for them in the inn.
And there were in the same country shepherds
abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by
night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them,
and the glory of the Lord shone round about them;
and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not; for
behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which
shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in
the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this- shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the
babe wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a
manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a
multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and say-
ing, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace,
good will to men.
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away
from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to
another, Let us now':go even unto Bethlehem, and see
this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath
made known to us.
And they came with haste, and found Mary, and
Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when
they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying
which was told them concerning this child. And all
they that heard it wondered at those things which
were told them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered
them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glory-
ing and praising God for all the things that they had
heard and seen, as it was told unto them.


Comments


Hunker Down with Kes


Ho! Ho! Holy Night!

Perry Como, mistle toe, snow-
balls, opening presents and an old
fashioned sleigh ride. A new bike,
trimming the tree, a stable, chestnuts
roasting by an open fire and the thrill
of getting something you've wanted
for months. Ho, Ho, Ho! and lots of
candles, egg nog and nutmeg, string-
ing popcorn, football bowl games,
Tonka trucks, a warm fireplace and
stockings hung with care. Christmas
shopping!
B- Grandfather's flannel shirt, Hall-
mark cards, memories of Christmas
past, Gene Autry, changing out bulbs,
Norelco shavers and "get the Kodak


THE STAR


PAGE TWO


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24,1987


by Kesley Colbert


ready, Myrtle, the kids are coming
down the stairs." Old friends, new
friends, good friends, family, Charlie
Brown's Christmas special, shep-
herds, drawing names, holiday greet-
ings, diamonds are not my best friend
and pine needles clinging to the
carpet. Open me first, a Christmas
wreath, Bah Humbug, boiled custard,
"The lights are supposed to be
flashing" and don't tear the paper-
we'll use it again next year. Last
minute Christmas shopping!
Silver bells, milk and cookies,
"did you get the batteries?", George
Bailey, homecoming, Daddy looked a


COLBERT


lot like Santa, fruit baskets and
napkins with Christmas tree imprints.
"I didn't know it needed batteries",
Scrooge, stick on bows, peppermint
candy canes, Sears Roebuck catalog,
nativity scenes, baby's first Christ-
mas and "Honey, open this one
tonight-it's kind'a special." Bob
sledding, toy soldiers and teddy bears,
I thought I heard something on the
roof, swaddling clothes, making chil-
dren bright, "turn the bad side to the
wall", and a great big Christmas
morning thank you Daddy hug. Last
second Christmas shopping!
It's a Wonderful Life, Grand-
mother's cranberry sauce, pretty
ribbons, visions of sugar plums,
anticipation, the bright and morning
star, eight tiny reindeer and "Is it
bigger than a bread box?" Not even a
mouse, North Pole, waiting for the
kids to go to bed, switches, Caesar
Augustus, "If it is for the house-it
doesn't count", a Ronco veg-i-matic
and a partridge in a pear tree. The
good silver ware, Kris Kringle,
"Sorry, the circuits are all busy,"
Timex watches, angels, a new car is
out of the question and sweaters-big,
bulky, turtleneck sweaters, mostly
red. "And another thing, Dad, how
does Santa get inside when there is no
chimney?" Just before midnight
Christmas eve shopping!
Alvin and the Chipmunks, home,
"Clothes don't count", favorite niece,
Mattel toys, the Grinch didn't get
Christmas after all, Lottie Moon,
wisemen and all I want for Christmas
are my two front teeth. A Norman
Rockwell painting, Star of David, the
Salvation Army, Alleluia, "I thought
you got Aunt Jane something," son of
God, putting a swing set together and
joy to the world. Bethlehem, King
David, peace on earth, deck the halls,
heavenly host, no payments until after
the first, good will toward men and the
man from Galilee.
The, lily of the valley, Hosanna,
Mary, Joseph, espoused, manger,
foretold by the prophets, King of
Israel, eastern star and promise of
Abraham. No room in the inn, infant
king, Daniel understood, lowing cat-
tle, long expected, John 3:16, star of
the morning and go, tell it on the
mountain. This day is born, sore
afraid, fear not, good tidings and
great joy, the first noel, the first
Christmas cantata and Dad, tell me
what Christmas is really all about.
Luke chapter two. He opened
Heaven's door, prince of peace,
Messiah, the annointed one, chief
cornerstone, only begotten son, Im-
manuel, rock of ages, everlasting
light, lamb of God, Lord of Lords and
King of Kings. Suffering servant. And
of His kingdom there will be no end.
And every knee shall bow. And every
knee shall bow.
Merry Christ X
Kesley

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"WAMMOR-W. 11 _MP;"TAsBy: Wesley R. Ramsey.


We're All Ready for Christmas Day at Our House


HO! HO! HO! MERRY Christ-
mas! I thought we weren't going to
make it at our house this year, what
with the rush the two or three weeks
prior 'to Christmas day, but I'm
pleased to report, that although
it is still a couple of days til
Christmas, the decorations are up,
some of the dinner is cooked, the
paper is out, and I'm foot loose and
fancy free for the next few days.
Along about the second or third
week prior to Christmas, when the
work started piling into the office and
the shop to do, when the paper and the
others we print became larger than
usual, occupying a lot of extra time,
when the programs at the church
started taking more time than usual
and the rounds of parties started, I
had my doubts there for a while that


Christmas would occur this year in a
normal manner.
It isn't even Christmas Eve yet,
and almost all my Christmas shop-
ping is done, the gifts are wrapped
'and even the Christmas tree is
decorated and the lights lit.

I HAD A LITTLE bit of unwel-
come input to the situation this year,
telling me the same things were
happening; the same responsibilities
were there to take care of; the same
decorations were going up this year as
in the several years past; there was
only two more gifts to purchase this
year than last and the cooking started
earlier.
This little bit of unwelcome input
advised me that the tasks seemed
greater, the decorations later and
harder to get to, the gift-buying, the
church programs, the getting things
done so we could close down the office


for a few days of relaxation-all of
this just seemed longer and more
hectic this year than previously
because I was just getting older.
That'll never be! I admit the clock
needs winding more often than it
formerly did and the calendar is
getting thinner, but I don't feel any
older. I still think the hassle is just
greater this year than last.
++ +++
THE DECORATIONS IN the
house have progressed very Well this
year.
The Christmas tree was up a
whole two weeks prior to Christmas
day. Of course, it wasn't decorated
until a few days later but it was
up!
The stuff has been put on the
mantle, the manger scene has been
put on the table in the den, the
tumbling Santas have been placed on
the coffee table and the ceramic


lighted Christmas tree is doing its
thing in the middle of the stereo.
The wreath has been hung at least
three times at the front door. Each
time it is hung, Frenchie decides it
doesn't look right and has me take it
down to either add to or take away.
One of those take downs was so I could
be instructed in raising the hanger by
three inches to "get it placed where it
should be". After the three inches
were removed from the hanger, I
couldn't tell any difference in eye-
'balling the wreath. But such is
decorating for Christmas around our
'house.
It may look like a cyclone went
through at times, but the Christmas
decorations have to be just so.
+ ++++
FRIDAY NIGHT of last week, to
be exact about the time, I went into
the bathroom for my nightly shower to
prepare for bed and I noticed that
even the bathroom had been prepared


for Christmas.
Do you decorate your bathroom
for Christmas? Frenchie decorates
ours.
I knew we were ready for the big
day when I noticed, the potted
poinsettia reposing on top of the
commode water tank. The shower
curtain had been changed from the
brown one to a white one which had a
mural on it. The mural was a
cut-away scene of a home on the night
before Christmas. Outside, the snow
was half was up the mail box and
the evergreens were covered with
snow.
Even the toilet paper was in the
holiday motif. Printed on the roll was
"Ho$ Ho!" in alternating colors of red
and green. Holiday toliet paper seems
to me to be carrying Christmas too
far, but we've got it!
In keeping with the holiday spirit
of not making anybody mad, the "Ho!
"Ho! Ho!" in alternating colors of red


One reads from right to left and the
next one from left to right, this is so
you can hang the paper on the holder
with the loose end going either over
the top or under the bottom and it'll be
correct. For, you see, you can read the
message printed on the paper half
right and half backwards regardless
of which way the paper is hung.
The only thing which has made
the holiday anything less than perfect,
was the shower I took that Friday
night.
Just as I lathered up and started
letting the water tumble over me,
rinsing off the soap, Frenchie decided
to turn on the dish washer.
Somehow, there isn't sufficient hot
water to take a shower and run the
dish washer at the same time, with
desired results.
I thought that snow cascading
down on the shower curtain scene had
moved in my shower stall.
Merry Christmas!


St. Joseph's Bay Tides


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SUBSCRIPTIONS INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
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z/ Published Every Thursday at 304-306 Williams Avenue, PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 Out of u.s -One Year. $16.00 plus .80 tax
P" Port St. Joe, Florida
by The Star Publishing Company TO ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the
Second-Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than amount
0 Wesley R. Ramsey ..... Editor and Publisher SECOND-CLASS POSTAGE PAID received for such advertisement.
AT, O -- William H. Ramsey ........ Production Supt. AT PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully
kcWS p, -renchle L. Ramsey. ........ Office Manager weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly con-
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The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 24, 1987 Page 3A


SHAD

PHANTRY
by Wendell Campbell



Dear Santa .
MY CHRISTMAS LIST this year is not too long, Santa. It is, however,
very important and I would like everything I ask for, please.
-The first thing I want is for my family and I to be healthy and
happy. That's not asking too much, is it Santa?
-The next thing I want is a town to live in that is loaded with
wonderful and caring people. It can't be too big, Santa, because you know
big towns often become cold and unfriendly.
-Another thing I want is a nice home for me and my family to live in.
It doesn't have to be a mansion, but big enough and comfortable enough
that we can enjoy, living in it.
-This Christmas, Santa, I want just a few close and loving friends.
You know the kind of friends I'm talking about, Santa; I want the friends
to be the kind I can love and share the joys and sorrows of life with.
-How about giving me a job this Christmas, Santa, that I enjoy and
can work at as hard and long as I want to? It would be nice to have a
business of my own so I might be able to receive exactly what I put into it.
-I would like to have a dog for my sons and a cat for my daughter. I
know they are a lot of trouble, keeping them out of the house and fed, but,
together, we can take care of that.
-Another thing I want, Santa, is hope. Give me lots of hope for
myself and my family and our future. Hope will keep us working and
looking to the future.
-This Christmas, Santa, give me love and understanding. I want to
love people and have them love me in return, especially my family and
friends. Let me love the spirit of Christmas and enjoy giving more than
receiving.
That's about it for this Christmas, Santa. You know, after reading my
list, I find that I have all of the things I asked for. I consider myself a very
lucky fellow.
In lieu of the above, Santa, I ask for one thing: Will you bring peace
and goodwill to everyone this Christmas? It's the one thing that mankind
needs more than anything and we would all be forever grateful.
MERRY CHRISTMAS and Happy New Year!


Methodist Church Presents Nativity Scene


In what has become an annual event much looked forward to by the com-
munity, the United Methodist Church has again presented its live nativity scene
to celebrate the Christmas season. Members of the church are shown above as
they re-create the manger scene, with Mary, Joseph, the baby Jesus, the
shepherds from the fields and the wise men. Each year members of the church


work diligently to construct the stable, and transport animals to be used in the
nativity. For several days during the days before Christmas, the live nativity is
performed for the enjoyment of the community to come and witness the scene,
and contemplate. on the true meaning of the Christmas season.


DER Hits St. Joe Forest Products with $10,000 Fine

Levy Agreement Reached After Spill, of 68,000 Gallons of Caustic Soda Escapes System


A St. Joe Forest Products execu-
tive expressed dismay late last week
that the Department of Envorinmen-
tal Regulation would levy a fine
against the local paper manufactur-
ing firm for an accidental spill of a
hazardous substance, but they did-
$10,000 worth of fines, to be exact.
The paper company was hit by the
fine from DNR following a spill of
some 68,000 gallons of sodium hydrox-
ide. The chemical spill occurred while
the solution was being unloaded from
a barge into a holding tank on SJFP
property.
The executive affirmed he. was
, puzzled over the fine levy because the
mill reported the spill, started clean-
up action immediately and kept the
chemical from getting into an area
where it could cause pollution. "The
only reason I can see for the fine was
because the spill happened on a
Saturday evening and we didn't report
it until Monday morning".
Environmental specialist, Lewis
Taylor was told of the spill Monday
morning and immediately reported
it to the DER. When DER arrived on
the scene, St. Joe Forest Products
crews had already diluted the spill


Rotarians
Rotary Club committees will be
spending most of next week getting
ready for the annual New Year's Eve
Ball in the Centennial Building.
According to Peter Rosasco, the
building will be decorated in a manner






















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Cage Game
Cindy's Darlin' Dolls jazz classes
performed during half-time for the
Port St. Joe Varsity basketball team
on Friday, December 11.
Pictured are the girls who parti-
cipated in the performance. They are,
back row, left to right: Casey Witten,
Angie Griffin, Solitaire Pincus, Dusty
Daniels, Amy Buzzett and Kristie
Lowrey. Middle row, Julia Six,
Amanda Bateman, Bonnie Belin and
Anna Duren and Racheal McCroan.
t Front row, Krystal Tharpe, Cristin
Duren and Courtney Edmondson.


with water and covered it with sand to-
promote absorption. Some of the
chemical reached the bay, but DER's
investigator was satisfied with clean-
up efforts when he arrived on the
scene. They said there was no damage
to the bay because of the dilution
actions taken by paper mill workmen.
The bulk of the caustic soda was
neutralized by injections of acetic
acid, which DER investigators said
was effective.
In addition to paying the levied
fine, the St. Joe Forest Products
people must provide additional train-
ing and provide emergencymanage1-
ment measures in case' of future
spills.
Additional testing of the affected
area will also be required.
The chemical evidently leaked out
of the fill pipe where it apparently
ruptured underground.
The operator noticed the gauge
was not recording what should be
coming into the storage tank, but
thought the gauge was only malfunc-
tioning. It wasn't until after the load of
chemical had been emptied from the
barge that it was discovered there


Getting Re.
to provide a pleasant atmosphere for
the crowd gathering to usher in the
new year in a pleasant atmosphere.
"We've also made arrangements
for a good band to provide some easy
dancing music for the evening in


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was a leak somewhere.
There was no health hazard
involved in the spill even though the
caustic is a strong chemical used in
the bleaching process at the mill. It


can burn skin if direct contact is
made. DEIR officials even said most of
the chemical was contained where it
could do little to no harm to the
environment.


Garbage Pick-up Times Are

Changed Due to Holidays
The sanitation department of the City of Port St. Joe has changed the
jirmal garbage pick-up mutine in order t-allow its workers to take the
Christmas and New Year's holidays off. In orderito facilitate the collection
route, customers are being notified of the, changes in order not to inconve-
nience anyone.
CHRISTMAS WEEK SCHEDULE
Anyone normally having their garbage picked up on Thursday, should
have their garbage collected on Wednesday, December 23. Those who
usually have their garbage collected on Friday, will have Saturday,
December 26 pick-up service.
NEW YEAR'S WEEK SCHEDULE CHANGES
During the New Year's week, Thursday and Friday's pick-up times
will be moved up one day. Thursday, December 31's garbage will be picked
up on Wednesday, December 30, and Friday, January's garbage will be
picked up on Thursday, December 31.




ady for New Year Ball


order to keep up the tradition of
greeting the new year with a festive
atmosphere", Rosasco said.
"There were approximately 150
couples who attended the ball last
year and they had a wonderful time",
the ball chairman said.
In addition to welcoming in the
new year in a congenial atmosphere,
the ball also raises funds to finance
Rotary Club charities adopted at the
beginning of each Rotary year. "This
year, the ball will be a benefactor to a
movement by Rotary International to
vaccinate all children of the world
against polio by the year 1990". The
club has pledged $2,000 to the
program, labeled "Polio Plus" for the
current year.
Bill Crawford, in charge of the
"Polio Plus" project for the local
club, says polio is still a very real
menace for young children throughout
most of the third world. "It cripples 12
children every minute and we want to
be a part of stopping this waste of
humanity", Crawford said. Already
children in much of the third wprld
have been immunized against the
disease. One of these nations is the


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Port St. Joe 55, Rutherford 53
Darrin Calloway sank a five-foot
jumper with only two seconds left in
the game Saturday night, to give his
team a two point win over the
Rutherford Rams and earn a fifth
place finish for his team in the
Holiday Classic basketball tourna-
ment at the Mosely gym in Panama
City.
After being behind by 12 points at
one time in the game, the Sharks
fashioned a 55-53 win for their second
win in three games in the tournament.
The Sharks and the Rams were
tied at 53-53 at the end of the
regulation game to force the Sharks
into their second overtime game in the
tournament. They lost an overtime


contest to Florida High in their
opening game of the series.
Calloway not only was the hero of
the game with the Rams, he was also
the high point man for the evening,
scoring 25 points. The Sharks, nor-
mally a good free throw team, had
their chance against the Rams,
scoring 15 points on 17 attempts.
Curtis Beard was the only other
Shark scoring in double figures, with
12 points.
The Sharks are now 3-4 on the
season.
Score by Quarters:
Port St. Joe 8 14 7 22 2-55
Rutherford 12 8 23 10 0-53
PSJ-Beard 6-0-12, Calloway 7-11-
25, Julius 3-2-8, Smith 2-0-4, Barnes


0-0-0, Cherry 1-2-4, Langston 1-0-2.
RUTH.-Gainer 4-0-8, Coward 7-2-
16, Reed 0-0-0, Williamson 1-0-2, Kyle
1-0-2, Jones 4-0-8, Mack 1-0-2, McEn-
tire 6-0-12, Ceasar 1-0-3.
Fla. Hi 79, Port St. Joe 71
Port St. Joe's Sharks lost for the
second time this year to Florida High
in the opening round of the Holiday
Classic basketball tournament in
Panama City last Thursday night. In
both games, the Sharks tied the score
in the waning seconds of the regula-
tion play, only to be shut down in the
overtime period by the Demons.
The Sharks stayed close all
through the regulation game. The
Demons' largest lead was at the
half-time break, when they led by nine
points.
But the Sharks had three players
scoring in the double figures in
battling the Demons to a tie at the end
of the regulation game.
Curtis Beard, who had 18 points
for the night, had six of those points
in the final seconds of regular time. In
the final seconds of the fourth period,'
he bucketed two three-point shots to
send the game into overtime.
In the extra period, the Demons
scored 10 of their 20 free throw points
to put the game on, ice while the
Sharks were managing only two
points.
Beard fouled out with eight
seconds left in regulation play, after


tying the score, and couldn't take to
the court during overtime.
Willie Smith was the leading
Shark scorer for the night, with 23
points. Russell Cherry had 10 more for
Port St. Joe.
Scure by Quarters:
Port St. Joe 14 19 20 16 2-71
Florida High 19 23 10 17 10-79
Port St. Joe 64, Blountstown 61
The Sharks kept their hopes alive
in the losers bracket Friday night, by
edging the Blountstown Tigers for the
second time this season, 64-61. The
Sharks threw their most balanced
attack of the season against the
Tigers, with four players scoring in
the double digits.
Curtis Beard paced the Sharks
with 16 points.. Russell Cherry had 14,
Darrin Calloway added 13 and Willie
Smith chalked up 10.
The Sharks had only seven
opportunities at the charity stripe and
made good on six of them.
The Sharks had a narrow two
point lead at half time when the Tigers
put on a run in the third period scoring
18 points to take a five point lead. The
Shar';s came pounding back in the
final period to out-score the Tigers
-22-14 and win the game.
Score by Quarters:
Port St. Joe 12 19 11 22-64
Blountstown 10 19 18 14-61
PSJ-Langston 1-0-2, Beard 8-0-
16, Barnes 0-0-0, Julius 4-1-9, Smith


4-2-10, Cherry 7-0-14, Pryor 0-0-0.
B'Town-Davis 5-2-12, Kearce 0-0-
0, Everett 5-0-12, Clark 4-2-10, Sim-
mons 8-3-19, Best 0-0-0, Garlin 4-0-2.
Gatlin 4-0-2.
PSJ-Beard 6-4-18, Calloway 3-0-
6, Julius 2-1-5, Smith 10-1-23, Barnes
2-0-4, Cherry 5-0-10, Langston 2-0-5,
Hamilton 0-0-0, Pryor 0-0-0.
FLA. HI-Lester 8-10-28, Wash-
ington 5-4-15, Harris 4-0-8, Owens
10-6-26, T. Washington 1-0-2.

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Page 4B The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 24,1987


MINUT]
The Board of County Commis-
sioners of Gulf County, Florida met
November 10, 1987 in regular session
with the following members present:
Commissioners Douglas C. Birming-
ham, Eldridge Money, Nathan Peters,
Jr., Billy Branch, and A.B. Traylor.
Others present were: Attorney Wil-
liam J. Rish, Civil Defense Director -
Administrative Assistant Larry
Wells, Road Superintendent Bob
Lester, Mosquito Control Director
Sam Graves, Jr., Clerk Benny Lister,
Deputy Clerk Maurell Cumbie, Build-
ing Inspector DeWayne Manuel and
Sheriff Al Harrison.
The meeting came to order at 9:00
a.m.
The Administrative Assistant
opened the meeting with prayer and
led the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Upon motion by Branch, second
by Traylor, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the minutes of
October 13, 1987 and October 27, 1987,
regular meetings.
Pursuant to advertisement to
receive. sealed bids on employee
uniforms, the following bids were
received:
Aratex Services, Inc., Thomas-
ville, Ga., Executive Garments 11
suits, changing 5, $6.00 each; Indus-
trial Garments, 11 suits, changing 5,
$5.00 each. No emblem charge, prices
good for two years.
Apex Services, Tallahassee, five
changes per week $5.75 per man,
$212.75 per week. Includes two lines
jackets whiqh we furnish and wash for
the employee at no additional charge.
One time charge of $29.00 to cover
emblem and make up cost.
Domestic Uniform and Linen
Supply, Inc., Panama City, $5.25 per
week after the first week, per
employee. First week we issue six
uniforms and charge $6.30.
Upon motion by Branch, second
by Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board directed the Administrative
Assistant, Road Superintendent, and
Mosquito Control Director study the
bids and make a recommendation at
the end of the meeting, if possible, or
at the next meeting.
Pursuant to advertisement to
receive sealed bids to purchase six
pagers for the Beaches Fire Depart-
ment, the following were received:
J&S Communications, $2,118.00;,
Highland Communications, $2,322.00;
and Motorola Communications,
$1,980.00
Upon motion by Money, second by
Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board accepted the low bid, provided
it meets specifications. The Board
requested the Beaches Fire Depart-
ment verify if bid meets specifica-
tions. The Administrative Assistant
was directed to forward bids to
Beaches Fire Department President
Evan Williams.
Melissa Marlowe, Coordinator,
Gulf County Literacy Volunteers,
reported the program is having great
success with tuto;s-and teachers for
prospective 4dlents; however, since
the libra;rXas 4ow closed' on
Saturday diie-o budget problems the
program needed to relocate (location
must meet VISTA requirements).
School Board Member Waylon Gra-
ham present, stated he would be
willing to pursue this with the School
Board at its next meeting on Novem-
ber 17 to find available office space for
a tutoring site. Ms. Marlowe agreed to
attend this meeting.
Waylon Graham reported there is
going to be a serious problem with the
entry road to Sylvachem Corporation,
off the Industrial Road. He stated he
had been informed St. Joseph Tele-
phone and Telegraph Co. is construct-
ing a new building in the triangle in
the middle of the entry road arid
fencing, off road detouring around
triangle. There will only be the one
curved road for entry and exit and
drivers of trucks turning in on this
road will not be able to see oncoming
traffic. He said he thought additional
culvert was needed for the entry road.
He stated Peters and -Money report
there is a drainage problem in this
area. Money said it will be three or
four months before construction be-
gins. Upon Board inquiry, the Road
Superintendent reported there was a
traffic problem with vehicles travel-
ing South turning into this entry road.
After discussion, Branch agreed to
contact the City of Port St. Joe Mayor
Pate regarding this. The Attorney
reported the City of Port St. Joe and
St. Joe Paper Company have maps of
the roads in this area. The Chairman
directed the Road Superintendent
review the road and drainage, in
order to make a recommendation at
the next meeting.
Marion Hough inquired if the
Board had received a response from
its letter to the Gulf County Health
Director concerning suggestions on
the Board's involvement in holding
public meetings providing inform-
ation on aids. The Board replied it had
received no response. Ms. Hough
announced debates on the aids virus
will be held at the Port St. Joe High
School.
Upon motion by Branch, second
by Money, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the Administrative
Assistant's recommendation and let-
ter to the Florida Association of
Counties that the Board would only
pay the amount of regular dues ($750),
not the special assessment ($750).
The Clerk reported he received
the Port St. Joe Ambulance inventory
for fiscal year 1986-87.


Upon submission by the Clerk of
the County Agent's budget amend-
ment request to cover overdrawn
expenses, due to an error made by
Clerk Lister in calculating Extension
employees salaries, Branch moved
the Board grant this request. Peters
seconded the motion and it passed
unanimously. Peters moved, since an
error was made by the Clerk, a letter
of apology be sent to Mr. Carter.
Money seconded the motion, stipulat-
ing it was for the Clerk. The Chairman
and Commissioner Branch stated the
Board had nothing to apologize for.
Peters clarified his motion was for the
Clerk to write a letter of apology. The


ES... County
Clerk stated he would take care of the
apology. Upon vote, the motion passed
with Branch voting no and Peters,
Money, Traylor and the Chairman
voting yes. The Chairman directed the
Clerk to write a letter to all
Constitutional Officers and Depart-
ment Heads advising them it was
their responsibility to ensure that
their budgets were not overspent.
The Clerk presented a resolution
concerning three over-expended funds
and the 1986-87 budget amendments,
requesting the Board review and
consider approval at the next meet-
ing.
The Clerk'stated upon Branch's
request he was submitting a written
financial report on the Highland View
and Beaches Water System.
The Clerk reported the following
would affect all county commission-
ers and salaried employees.
Every several years there are 27
pay periods in a year (bi-weekly). The
county commission (also constitu-
tional officers) salaries are set by
Florida Statute cannot be exceeded;
therefore, to be paid correctly the
bi-weekly payroll needs to be reduced.
After Board discussion, Branch
moved the Board request the Clerk
prorate the salaries, beginning No-
vember 1987. Money seconded the
motion and it passed unanimously.
The Chairman suggested the Clerk
write the affected personnel explain-
ing this.
Greg Prebble, of Baskerville-
Donovan Engineers reported the con-
tracts for construction of the White
City Boat Ramp will be complete in
the next few days and requested the
Board approve the Chairman execut-
ing the contracts at that time, pending
the Attorney's review. Upon motion
by Branch, second by Money, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved
this request.
Greg Prebble of Baskerville-Don-
ovan Engineers, reported the follow-
ing on permitting the Minimum
Security Work Camp Site:
DER Permitting of Wastewater
Treatment Plant to be located at Work
Camp Site. Test wells indicate good
water quality on portion of property
near White City and bad quality at
FICO Farms. Requested DER write
letter that a 50 foot buffer around
wastewater treatment plant would
satisfy requirements; however, DER
says site not suitable due to high
ground water situation. Baskerville-
Donovan is confident the site will be
approved as the .Soil Engineers
Ardaman and Associates report indi-
cates site is suitable., and the soil
report was employed in the design of
'the facility.
Upon motion by Branch, second
by Traylor, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the following request
for utility permit variance, as submit-
ted by the Building Inspector. Appli-
cation for Utility Permit No. 87-81,
Gulf Coast Electric Co-op, Wewa-
hitchka. Construct and: maintain a
three phase primary line. water
'crossing'1i'the Dead Lak"'S9lllway
Bridge between the East sideiand the
West side of Bridge.
Upon motion by Money, second by
Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved advertising to adopt
a Mechanical Code Ordinance as the
Building Inspector reported the Board
has never adopted this required code.
The Building Inspector read a
letter to the Board and requested it be
entered in the minutes regarding Fire
Safety Codes. A copy of the letter is on
file in the the Clerk's office.
The inspector recommended the
Board adopt two codes and advertise
to hire a Certified Fire Inspector.
Upon motion by Branch, second by.
Traylor, ,and unanimous vote, the
Board tabled it for study. ,
The Building Inspector requested
permission to attend a Fire Inspection
Course to be certified at least to
approve plans. Upon motion by
Peters, second by Money and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved this
request.
The Road Superintendent report-
ed Cecil Costin, one of the subdividers
of St. Joe Beach Unit 8, inquired of the
Board's final plat approval as the
final asphalt pouring would be com-
plete today and they were completing
grassing the should ers. Upon request
of the Chairman, Manuel reported on
compliance with lot size, etc. The
Board discussed only the preliminary
plat had been submitted, no final plat,
and the Board had no one particular
employee verifying the subdividers
met all subdivision ordinance re-
quirements at this time.
The Chairman directed the Build-
ing Inspector and Road Superinten-
dent work together to verify all work
complete and in compliance with
subdivision regulations. The Chair-
man directed the Administrative
Assistant write the subdividers notify-
ing them they need to submit a final
plat. Branch suggested the Board
consider hiring its engineering firm to
verify subdividers meet all county
subdivision requirements and pass
the cost on to the subdivider. The
Chairman directed the Administra-
tive Assistanit contact a representa-
tive of Baskerville-Donovan Engine-
ers to obtain cost information and
requested the Attorney research the
legality of passing the cost to the
subdividers. Everyone to report their
findings at the next meeting.
The Mosquito Control Director


reported the Board received the
permit for the Five Point Landfill,
requesting the Board approve pro-
ceeding with opening. Upon motion by
Branch, second by Money and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved.
Upon motion by Branch, second
by Money, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the Mosquito Control
Director hiring a' DCT student to
assist with office work.
Upon motion by Branch, second
by Money and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the Mosquito Control
Director's request to fence in an
additional area adjacent to the
building and move equipment from
the Mosquito Control Building to this
outside area.


Commission
The Mosquito Control Director
reported the City of Port St. Joe will
havy employees working on Veteran's
Day, which would necessitate the
Mosquito Control Department em-
ployees working and asked for the
Board's approval. Upon motion by
Traylor, second by Money and
unanimous vote, the Board approved.
The Mosquito Control Director
reported on November 7, Alan Royal
completed his six month probationary
period. On this date he was given the
fifty cents per hour raise. His base
rate at this time is $5.30 per hour.
The Road Superintendent report-
ed his department's employees were
requesting to work on the Veteran's
Day Holiday and be off the following
Monday. Upon motion by Traylor,
second by Moneyand unanimous vote,
the Board approved this request.
The Mosquito Control Director
reported his department's employees
requested if the department worked
on the Veteran's Day Holiday to be
allowed to take off the day after
Thanksgiving. The Board approved.
The Road Superintendent report-
ed there were five or six bridges that
needed repair per the State Depart-
ment of Transportation Bridge In-
spector. The Road Department has
repaired on bridge, is present repair-
ing another. The Chairman directed
the Superintendent post "Cross at
Your Own Risk" signs on the bridges
unsafe for vehicular traffic and place
all of the bridges in the departments
work schedule to complete repairs.
Upon Branch's suggestion, the Chair-
man directed the Administrative
Assistant write the School Superin-
tendent advising of those bridges
needing repair so they may identify if
any are on school bus routes. The
Chairman also directed the Road
Superintendent submit this list to the
Board at its next meeting, along with
a cost estimate to repair.
The Administrative Assistant re-
ported the Road Superintendent,
Mosquito Control. Director, and he
recommended the Board approve the
low bidder Aratex, at $5.00 per
uniform, to furnish employee uniform
rental services. Upon motion by
Peters, second by Traylor and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved the
recommendation.
The Building Inspector reported
he had the methodology, but the
county needed manpower and time to
complete the numbering of houses
throughout the county. Branch moved
the Board proceed doing whatever
necessary to name all the streets and
number all houses outside municipali-
ties, with the Administrative Assist-
ant to oversee the project to be sure it
is pursued. Traylor seconded the
motion and it passed unanimously.
Branch suggested the Board try to
hire someone to perform this work.
The Board agreed and the Chairman
directed the Administrative Assistant
proceed immediately, with support
information from the Building Inspec-
tor.
The Admninistrative Assistant
presented pictures of the modular
Drivers License Office in Bristol
submitted by Dan Watford, Depart-
ment of Highway Safety & Motor
Vehicles, Division of Drivers License.
The Board approved the Attorney
proceeding with the variance request
to the City of Port St. Joe to allow the
trailer to be located within the city
limits.
The Administrative Assistant pre-
sented copies of minutes researched
by the Deputy Clerk concerning the
Board's previous action on removal of
road signs from public right of way,
suggesting he and the attorney utilize
this information to prepare a pro-
posed ordinance, as previously re-
quested by the Board. Branch discus-
sed permitting the installation of
signs. The Chairman stated he was
opposed to permitting every sign, just
have a footage requirement. After
discussion by the attorney of having
no permitting unless a sign doesn't
meet footage or size requirement, the
Board agreed for the attorney to draft
a proposed ordinance. The Chairman
directed the Road Superintendent
submit information concerning foot-
age requirement.
Upon request of the Administra-
tive Assistant for verification that all
work is complete on construction on
the Overstreet and Howard's Creek
Fire Department buildings prior to
final construction payment, Chair-
man Birmingham and Traylor stated
they would notify the Administrative
Assistant when work was complete on
the fire stations.
The Administrative Assistant
brought the following to the Boards
attention, stating a decision doesn't
have to be made today, however the
Board needs to consider if the County
or the Apalachee Regional Planning
Council is going to perform annual
hazardous waste verifications.
Letter from Apalachee Regional
Planning Council concerning the
Council's budget for FY 87-88 Work
Program and possible contracting
with the Council to perform hazardous
waste verifications.
Upon motion by Branch, second
by Traylor, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the Administrative
Assistant's request that a letter from
Baskerville-Donovan Engineers con-
cerning their statement of work for
the Local Government Comprehen-
sive Planning for the 1987-88 year be
placed back in the agenda package of
the next meeting for Board review
and discussion at the next meeting.


Upon recommendation by the
Administrative Assistant, motion by
Traylor, second by Branch, and
unanimous vote, the Board agreed for
the Chairman to execute a Statement
of Understanding between Gulf Coun-
ty and the Red Cross.
Upon motion by Branch, second
by Traylor, and unanimous vote, the
Board agreed to write the Governor's
office of its opposition to its recent
appointment of Fred Kleeb to the
Apalachee Regional Planning Council
for the following reasons. Gulf County
budgets monies to help fund the
(Continued on Page 5)


Tax Reform

Act of 1986

By: Wayne T. DeWitt, C.P.A.
The Tax Reform Act of 1986 is the
most sweeping revision of the tax code
in its seventy-three year history. The
Act reduces the top tax rate paid by
individuals from 50 percent to 28
percent, the lowest maximum rate
since 1931 as well as the lowest rate
among major industrial nations. The
top tax rate for corporations is
reduced from 46 percent to 34 percent.
In order to pay for these lower rates,
the law eliminated many credits and
deductions for both individuals and
businesses.
The- law has been designed to
provide true tax reform to remove
over six million of the working poor
from the tax rolls and to end
preferences that allowed profitable
corporations and wealthy taxpayers
to pay little or no tax.
Many taxpayers will see little
change in their tax bills and may
wonder what all the "reform" and
"simplification" talk was about. The
big change will come in how tax
liability is calculated. Income that
was not taxable under prior law
becomes taxable; items that were
deductible no longer are. And the
phase-in and phase-out rules for many
of the law's provisions will complicate
both tax planning and tax preparation
during the coming years. In passing
this law, Congress did accomplish
true tax "reform". However, the idea
of "simplification" got lost in the
process.
Changes on the plus side include
lower tax brackets, a higher standard
deduction, and higher amounts for
personal exemptions. The minuses
are the deductions lost for, sales tax,
the two earner deduction, personal
interest expense, the capital gains
exclusion, and passive activity losses.
Also, only medical expenses that
exceed 7/2 percent of adjusted gross
income are deductible for 1987 versus
a five percent floor in past years.

(Continued on Page 5)


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MINUTES
(Continued from Page 4)
Planning Council. This appointee is a
former county employee terminated
by the Board of County Commission
several years ago; therefore, there.
would not be a good working relation-
,ship between him and the Board. The
Chairman and Branch requested the
Administrative Assistant write this
letter today.
The Board having previously
appointed Peters and Money to
formulate a standard policy regard-
ing employee uniforms the following
report was received.
Money stated since the county
only pays 50 percent of cost of uniform
he has the following recommend-
ation:
Employees are to wear clean
uniforms each day with proper names
on uniform. Uniform shirt to be
buttoned. If uniform worn on days off
from work, the employee is responsi-
ble to have it clean to wear to work.
Peters asked the Attorney to read
his recommended Dress Code
"Employee Uniforms" and it be
entered in the minutes. A copy of the
dress code is on file in the Clerk's
office.
There was discussion of clarifica-
tion of head stocking. Upon motion by
Peters, second by Money, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed to add
this dress code to the personnel
procedures. Birmingham requested
department supervisors make a copy
of the dress code available to every
employee and are to report any
problem with employees abiding by
these requirements.
Peters requested a letter be
entered in the minutes addressed to
him from William W. Hinkley. A copy
of the letter is on file in the Clerk's
office.
Peters moved the Board approve
him attending a Community Develop-
ment Block Grant Workshop in
Tallahassee on November 23 and the
county pay for registration and
mileage. The motion died for lack of a
second.
Peters requested the Board pur-
chase a television and VCR for the
purpose of conducting safety meet-
ings for the Road Department and
Mosquito Control Department. He
stated he would be willing to conduct
these meetings at alternate depart-
ments and Sylvachem will allow the.
films to be used free of charge. The
Administrative Assistant reported he
had located this type equipment at
under $500 bidding limit. The Chair-
man discussed advertising within the
county's employees for a safety
director for the longevity of the
program. The Board agreed to
proceed with Peters proposal until a
decision is made on a Safety Director.
Upon motion by Peters, second by
Money, and the following vote, the
Board approved naming the road that
leads to Forest Hi# Cemetery Martin
Luther King Roadl Branch voted no,
stating he's likeV to know if the
majority pf the people using the road
want the name -changed. Money,
Trayloq,. Peters, nd (he ,hairman
voted yes.
, Peters discussed theipossibility of
adopting an ordinance to increase
court filing fees in the Clerk's office
with the monies being used to
purchase courthouse security equip-
ment. After discussion with the
Chairman and the Clerk, Peters
requested the Clerk obtain a copy of
Bay County Board of County Com-
missioner's ordinance imposing an
additional court fee used to purchase
security equipment and report at the
next meeting.
The Chairman requested the
Attorney write Representative Tram-
mell and Senator Barron inquiring if
there are any grant monies available
to improve and increase the size of the
Health Department buildings within
the county.
Upon suggestion by the Chair-
man, motion by Branch, second by
Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved a Notice be posted
announcing the Board will receive
applications from employees of the
Road Department, Mosquito Control
Department, and County Depart-
ments in the Courthouse that wish to
work as Safety Director on a
part-time basis and the Board will
hire a director at its next meeting.
The Administrative Assistant was
directed to write a memo and post it.
The Chairman reported upon
request of the School Board that the
County Commissioners appoint mem-


SThe Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 24,1987 Page 5B



Patrol Says 88 Will Die On Highways


Alcohol Use Will be Big Factor In Christmas


The Florida Highway Patrol
released its prediction concerning
highway traffic deaths for the upcom-
ing Christmas and New Year's

J. C. Kennedy

Promoted to

Lt. Colonel

James C. Kennedy, son of Tal-
madge and Catherine Kennedy of Port
St. Joe, has been promoted in the U.S.
Army to the rank of lieutenant
colonel.
Kennedy is a Doctrine Division
branch chief at Fort Benning, Ga.
He is a 1976 graduate of Troy State
University.


CARD OF THANKS
The family of Dorothy Mealer
wishes to express out gratitude to Dr.
Barroso, Dr. Serai, the nurses and the
entire staff of Gulf Pines Hospital for
their kindness shown to us during our
final stay with our Mother. A special
thanks to nurses Tina & Shirley.
Thanks.
We love you all!
The Mealer family


Tax Reform
(Continued from Page 4)
Miscellaneous deductions starting in
1987 are only deductible to the extent
that they exceed two percent of
adjusted gross income. Of course, the
Act made more changes than enum-
erated above, but these changes are
the ones that will affect many of the
nation's taxpayers.
As previously mentioned, simpli-
fication was not one of the accom-
plishments of the Act. Therefore, as
the weeks go by, I will attempt to
simplify the explanation of the
changes to assist in the preparation of
you 1987 income tax return. Next week
I will begin with the changes made in
the deduction for interest expense.


bers to a County Recreation Commit-
tee, he appointed Branch and Traylor.
The Chairman directed the Adminis-
trative Assistant write the School
Superintendent of these appoint-
ments.
The.Chairman requested a letter
be entered in the minutes from Walter
Wilder. A copy of the letter is on file in
the Clerk's office. -
The Chairman directed the Ad-
ministrative Assistant write the
Board of County Commissioners
Department employees, whose offices
are located in the Courthouse, ap-
prising them the Board is closing the
Courthouse on the day after Thanks-
giving due to requests of Constitution-
al Officers; stipulating employees
take one day 6f leave time if they wish
to be off and offering the same to
county employees working in the
courthouse.
The Chairman requested the
Attorney write the Governor, Cabinet
Members, State Representative for
this District, Speaker of the House of
Representatives, and President of the
Senate concerning State Agencies not
cooperating with te County on State
Mandated Programs. He stated the
County invests a lot of money in
meeting their requirements and then
the agencies turn us down.
There being no further business,
the meeting adjourned.


holiday period. Both holidays are
likely to claim a total of 88 lives;
many as a result of alcohol-related
accidents.
Troopers feel as many as 46 may
die during the 102 hour period
beginning 6 p.m., Wednesday, De-
cember 23, and ending midnight,
December 27. Forty two are predicted
to lose their lives on Florida's
highways over the 102 hour period
from 6 p.m., Wednesday, December
30 until midnight, January 3.
"Even a few 'social' drinks can
impair a person's ability to drive,"
according to Colonel Bobby R. Bur-
kett, Director of the Florida Highway
Patrol. "A person can be impaired
well before reaching the level of legal
intoxication." Seventy-four percent of
the traffic deaths during this period
last year were alcohol related.
The Florida Highway Patrol notes
that, because alcohol often increases
confidence while decreasing judg-
ment and self-criticism, people who
have had a few drinks may find it
difficult to assess whether their
driving skills have been affected.
The week of December 13-19 has
been designated "National Drunk and
Drugged Driving Awareness Week,"
to alert the public during the holiday
season to the threat to life and limb
posed by combining alcohol or drugs
and driving.
In observation of this awareness
week, the Patrol encourages motor-


ists to follow these safety tips:
-If you are drinking alcoholic
beverages, limit yourself to one drink
or less per hour. Your body needs
about one hour to eliminate the
alcohol in one drink.
-Try to finish your last drink at
least an hour before you think you
might be driving.
-Eat before, you drink any
alcoholic beverages. Snacks can slow
down the rate at which your body
absorbs alcohol.
-Plan to use the "Designated
Driver" approach: One person in a
group sticks to nonalcoholic drinks
during the evening. This person drives
the others home. At the next gather-
ing, another person refrains from
drinking alcohol and the responsibi-
lity is rotated.
The Patrol reminds motorists that
one drink equals 12 ounces of b'er,
five ounces of table wine, or .one and
one-half ounces of 80-proof liquor.
Colonel Burkett also noted that
nearly 75 percent of all drivers and
passengers killed in last year's
Christmas and New Year's holiday
periods were not using seat belts, even
though they were available. "Seat
belts do save lives. The majority of
those killed last year could be alive
today had they buckled up," he stated.
"Our main objective is to reduce
the needless loss of lives and human
suffering that results from traffic
accidents. Enforcing DUI laws will be
our top priority during these holiday
periods," concluded Colonel Burkett.


S...And To All A Good Night


Sugar plums and sugar canes
and packages wrapped with joy...
are just the stuff that dreams are
made for every girl and boy.


May all your Christmas dreams come true
as we extend our thanks to you!




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To all,
we wish health,
happiness and good cheer,
now and throughout
the coming year.
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Page B The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 24,1987


Mistletoe: A Parasite with A Romantic Reputation


by Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Agent
Mistletoe is the name giveri to
represent several different plants
which are all members of the family
Loranthaceac. It has been used as a
yule tide decoration for centuries; The
soft woody plant, with its dark green
oval foliage and white berries,
symbolizes peace and love. The norse
belief may have been the origin of this
symbolism as it was said that men
who met in battle under mistletoe
would stop their fighting and kiss and
make-up. The tradition of kissing
under the mistletoe may have also
originated from the Druids who
consider the mistletoe sacred. They
believed that it held magical virtue
and was a remedy for evil. The priests


very quickly and lives about two
years, after which it usually dies from
mechanical breakage or excessive
shade. Eventually the tree is weak-
ened and will decline in health and it is
robbed of its nutrition by the clinging
mistletoe.
There are many species of this
plant growing throughout the world
but.the most common mistletoe in the
United States is phoradendron scro-
tinum which is a native to the
southeastern part of the country. It is
usually referred to as the eastern
mistletoe. Mistletoe is very difficult to
control because a portion of it grows
into the trees tissue. Breaking away
the mistletoe is ineffective as it will


redevelop at the point of removal and
produce another clump. The most
successful method of control is to cut
out the infected branches when they
appear. The cuts need to be at least
one foot below the point where the
mistletoe attracts.
Today the mistletoe remains a
desirable decoration for the holiday
seasons. Most people think of its
attractive white berries and ever-
green foliage in this decorating
context and are surprised to hear of
its injurious threats to the tree
parasitized. The plant also has
poisonous properties and should be
kept out- of reach of small children
who may attempt to eat the berries.


DANIEL W. DUNCAN, Pastor


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ROY LEE CARTER
would cut pieces of the oak tree on
which the mistletoe grew and offer
them along with two white bulls as a
sacrifice to pagan Gods. Twigs with
berries were hung above doors to
indicate that past grievances and
hatreds were forgiven and it was used
in amulets, bracelets and rings to
ward off evil and protect against
witchcraft, poisoning and evil. My
information for this article was
provided by Extension Horticulturist
Dr. Robert J. Black.
These customs and beliefs have
carried over to its use at Christmas
time to encourage,passion by way of
kissing. Hanging up the white berries
was subtle challenge to kiss the
suspecting or unsuspecting individual
who stood beneath it.
But mistletoe is actually a para-
site of several deciduous trees includ-
ing pecan, oak and maple. This means
that mistletoe depends on the host tree
for mechanical support, water and
food materials carried in the trees
stems without returning any benefits
to the tree. It grows up the trunks,
limbs and twigs of these trees, but is
usually found at the canapy where it.
can obtain the sunlight it needs.
Mistletoe has roots which obtain
nutrients from the host it parasitizes
rather than from the ground as is
usually the case. The seeds are
produced in the berries that are
covered with an adhesive pulp.
Certain birds eat these berries and the
sticky pulp clings to their beak and
feet and is carried and deposited on
twigs and branches. The seed is also
spread in the bird's excrement. The
berries are also naturally shed and
can adhere to lower branches. After
adhesion, the seeds germinate and
end outt roots which penetrate the
bark anti enter the water and nutrient
conducting tissue of a tree. After the
young plant is established it grows


School to Offer

Adult Courses

Gulf County School Board will
offer non-credit Adult Lifelong Learn-
ing courses beginning the first or
second week in January of 1988.
Possible course offerings include:
typing, computer, art, piano or other
areas of instruction in which sufficient
interest is indicated. For a class to be
initiated, there must be a minimum
enrollment of ten students.
Classes will be of a three hour
duration and will meet twice a week.
There will be a nominal fee of $25.00
per semester, though some courses.
that require specific books or mater-
ials might be slightly more expensive.
For more information and regis-
tration, call 227-1744, Gulf County
Adult School, in Port St. Joe after
January 4, 1988.


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Church to Observe
Its Homecoming
The members of the Philadelphia
Primitive Baptist Church will be
celebrating their first "Church Home-
coming" on Sunday, December 27 at
11:00 a.m. The speaker for the
occasion will be Raymond Addison,
former member of the church who
currently resides in Miami with his
wife Sandra and daughter, Sharonda.
The pastor and membership
cordially invite everyone to come for
a time of praise and remembrance.



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The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 24, 1987 Page 7

Say You Saw It In The Star!


Members of the Gulf County chapter of the Panhandle
Alcoholism Council met in the St. James Episcopal Parish
House last Friday for their annual Christmas dinner. New
officers for the coming year are installed and introduced at
the dinner. Those heading up the local operation for fiscal
1988 are shown above. They are, left to right: Christine
Burkett, alcohol technician-secretary; Robert Wilford,
executive director; Beverly Linton, corporate board
representative; Father Jerry Huft, board president;
Carolyn Carpenter, alcohol counselor, II and Mark Cleland,
alcohol counselor, IHI.


Social Security

Maximum Payments

On the Increase


The annual earning base-the
maximum amount of earnings that
counts for Social Security-will in-
crease to $45,000 for 1988, up from
$43,800 for 1987., In addition, the 1988
tax rate for employees and their
employers will increase to 7.51
percent, up from the 1987 rate of 7.15
percent.
The increase in the wage base is
based on the change in average
earnings levels from 1986 to 1987. The
tax rate increase was already .a-part
of the Social Security law. The
effective tax rate for self-employed
people will rise from 12.3 percent to
13.02 percent for 1988.
The increase in the tax rate will
amount to $7.20 a month for a person
earning $2,000 a month.
Other Social Security figures are
scheduled to increase in 1988 as well.
The annual exempt amount used in
the annual earnings test will increase.
The annual earnings test in the
measure used to determine whether a
person who works will receive bene-
fits during the year.
The 1988 annual exempt amount
for people 65 through 69 will be $8,400,
up from the 1987 amount of $8,160. The
1988 exempt amount for people under
65 all of 1988 will be $6,120 up from the
1987 amount of $6,000.
A person whose earnings do not


exceed the annual exempt amount
will receive all benefits for the year. A
person's benefit is reduced by $1 for
each $2 of earnings above the exempt
amount. The annual earnings test
does not apply once a person reaches
70.
The amount of earnings needed to
earn a quarter of coverage the
measure of Social Security. work
credit will be $470 in 1988, up from
$460 for 1987. In 1988, a worker will
-earn four quarters of coverage if his
or her annual earnings are $1,880 or
more.
More information about Social
Security taxes and benefits can be
obtained at any Social Security office.


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1!f The simple pleasures of Christmas!
May you and your family share in all
its wondrous joys. It's been a pleasure
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Page 8B The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla.- Thursday, December 24, 1987


Jason Mathes Has Second Birthday


Approved a supplemental pay
position for Sharon Gaskin as JV
volleyball coach at Wewahitchka High
School.
Approved Diana Julius' time be
extended from 51/2 hours to 61/ hours
per day effective October 19, 1987.
Approved Brenda Stallworth's
time be extended from 51/z hours to 61/2
hours per day, effective October 19,
1987.
Accepted the resignation of Susan
Thomas as custodian at Wewahitchka
High School effective October i4, 1987.
Approved the employment of
Frank Earley as student bus mecha-
nic at Wewahitchka Bus Barn begin-
ning October 15, 1987 for 3/2 hours per
day at $3.35 per hour.
Approved the employment of
Donald Newsome as student bus
mechanic (DCT) at the Port St. Joe
Bus Barn beginning October 5, 1987
for four hours per day at $3.35 per
hour.
On motion by Raffield, second by
Graham, the board approved the
following transportation matters for
"the 1987-88 school year:
Approved to move a bus stop from
the corner of Highway 98 and 2nd St.
to the corner of Highway 98 and 3rd St.
Approved a contract between the
Gulf County School Board and the
Gulf County Guidance Clinic, KIDS,
Inc. for transporting students K-6
from Port St. Joe Elementary School
to the Gulf County Guidance Clinic.
On motion by Graham, second by
Redd, the board approved the follow-
ing program matters:
Approved a proposal for pre-kin-
dergarten program for speech lan-
guage delayed three and four year
olds.
Approved School Health Services
Plan for the 1987-88 school year.
On motion by Raffield, second by
Redd, the board approved the follow-
ing items as surplus and should be
removed from property record: one
1972 International bus No. 26, ID No.
136270H237586; one 1967 Chevrolet
Truck No. 13, ID No. CS147A143383;
one 1968 Chevrolet truck, No. 2, ID No.
CS148S207802; one Chevrolet truck No.
3, ID No. CS147A143369; one 1970


The world in
solemn stillness lay
To hear
the angels sing.
-Edmund Hamilton Sears

Sub Shop


Jason Mathes celebrated his
second birthday with a party on
December 11.
He is the son of Harold and Kim


Mathes of New Ellenton, S.C. Grand-
parents are Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Mathes, Sr. and Mrs. Cora Sue
Robinson all of Port St. Joe.


MINUTES... Gulf County School Board
The Gulf County School Board Chevrolet van, ID No. GE261U127438; James Hanlon to attend Florida
met in regular session on November 3, one 1970 Ford van No. 9, ID No. School Board Association Education
1987 at 5:30 p.m., at the Gulf County E14GHJ93147. Finance Conference in Tallahassee on
Courthouse in Port St. Joe. The Approved the transfer of bus No.. November 5-6, 1987.
following members were present: Ted 26 and truck no. 13 to the Gulf County Approved Chairman Ted Whit-
Whitfield, Waylon Graham, Gene Board of County Commissioners to be field to serve on the Gulf County
Raffield, Oscar Redd. Board member used by the mosquito control. Multiagency Coordinating Council
Hanlon was absent. The Superinten- Trucks no. 2 and no. 3 and vans no. until such time as a new chairman will
dent was also present. 9 and no. 10 will be advertised to be be elected on November 17, 1987.
Chairman Whitfield presided and sold to the highest bidder. The board reviewed the probable
the meeting was opened with prayer On motion by Graham, second by need to incur a short term loan for the
by Redd, followed by the pledge of Redd, the board accepted the recom- purpose of defraying operating ex-
allegiance to the flag. mendation submitted by the insur- peases until such time as local tax
In accordance with Florida Sta- ance committee to remain with funds are collected.
tute, the board advertised policy Horace Mann and maintained current Board member Redd expressed
changes in the local newspapers. The coverages. concern with continued reports of
public was given opportunity on this On motion-by Graham, second by theft at both high schools taking place
day to provide input. There were no Raffied, the board approved the during the school day. He raised the
response from the public. On motion following bid matters: question of the possibility of putting
by Raffield, second by Redd, the Approved the lowest and best bid monitors where the thefts are taking
board voted unanimously that the from Masters Farm Supply and Nasco place.
policy changes be adopted as adver- for equipment and materials on There being no further business,
tised. Federal Project 230-15980-8-1JH2. the meeting adjourned to meet again
Harrell Holloway, city commis- Approved School Food Service on December 8, 1987 at 9:00 a.m.
sioner, met with the board with a Bid No. 87-2 as follows:
request that they consider becoming a Quarterly Bids (Frozen-Chilled:
part of a community service program Processed Foodstuffs).
which provides a county-wide recre- Daffin Mercantile Company; Eli
national director. The Superintendent Witt Wholesale Center, Phillips
reported that he will schedule a Meats; P.R. Harrell and Sons; T.T.
meeting with the City and County Todd Company.
Commission in the near future. On motion by Graham, second by
Chairman Whitfield named Gene Redd, the board approved the use of
Raffield and Oscar Redd to represent school buses -for emergency evacu- 1
the school board in setting up this ation and approved school buses be
program. used to transport clients from Bay St.
Johnny Linton, representing the Joseph Care Center to medical
band program, met with the board facilities in Blountstown. 4 1
requesting their assistance in provid- The Board also endorsed Thurs-
ing some type security for band day, April 28, 1987, as Just Say "No"
students' instruments in the stadium to Drugs day by the Port St. Joe Just
during football games. The board Say "No" committee.
agreed to honor this request. The board set November 17, 1987
On motion by Redd, second by at 5:30 p.m. for their organizational
Graham, the board voted unanimous- meeting.
ly that the minutes of October 6, 1987 The board reviewed each cost
be approved, center's budget. No action necessary.
On motion by Graham, second by On motion by Graham, second by
Raffield, the board voted unanimous- Redd, the board voted unanimously
ly to approve the following personnel that the bills be paid.
matters for the 1987-88 school year: On motion by Raffield, second by
Approved a request from Iris Graham, the board approved the U
Regina Chesser for a leave of absence following matters:
for the remainder of the 1987-88 school Approved an out-of-state field trip
year for medical reasons, for Mrs. Colbert's fifth grade class at
Approved the employment of Lori Highland View Elementary School on N OW r la C
Price for a teaching position at Port November 17. ew m an
St. Joe Elementary School for the Accepted Annual Progress Re-
remainder of the 1987-88 school year, ports from all schools.
effective October 19, 1987. Approved for board member


constructionn


With reverence and rejoicing,
we exult in the glory of the holiday.
May the spirit of Yuletide be yours.


GILMORE FUNERAL HOME


Jason Mathes


E0 HOLY NIGHT








The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 24, 1987 Page 1C


Dam's Removal Spawns Suit


Water District, State of Florida,


J.William McCartney, executive
manager of the Northwest Florida
Water Management District said
Monday his agency still has not been
served with papers naming the
District as a co-defendant with the
State of Florida in a suit. The suit has
been filed in Gadsden County, accord-
ing to McCartney, "but we haven't
received our notice as of this date".
The suit was reportedly filed last
week, according to a story in the
Panama City News-Herald, which
names several landowners on the
shores of the Dead Lakes, as the ones
filing the suit. '
The legal action is asking for
damages caused by receeding water
following the removal of the Dead
Lakes Dam.
McCartney said the last portion of
the dam was to have been removed
Monday of this week.
Water has drastically receeded in
the lakes as a result of the dam being
taken out and 35 property owners say
it has made their properties* less
appealing, deprived them;of riparian
rights and made their doc( and boat
ramps unusable.
McCartney says there is some
^ question about who owned the land
prior to the dam being installed in the
first place. "Some of those people
may have been trespassing on state
land in the first place", he pointed out.
Another point made by McCart-
ney was that the water level of the
lake will be about what it was when
the dam was in place about 60 percent
of the time.
The Water Management director
said the big mistake was made in
placing the dam iA place to begin with
without making some.of the intensive
studies now required before such a
structure can be built. "If it were built
correctly in the first place, or


properly surveyed, it may have been a
more acceptable structure. The Lakes
are now getting just what they have
needed for a long time-a good
flushing out. You'll see a tremendous
improvement in their productivity in


Being Asked for Damages
the future", he said. voted, unanimously, to remove the
The dam was removed after an structure and charged the Northwest
overwhelming majority of voters Florida Water Management District
from Gulf, and Calhoun counties with the responsibility for obtaining
expressed a desire to have it removed, necessary permits and having the
Both houses of the Florida Legislature tumbler dam taken out.


Dixie Youth League Reaps Double Benefits


The Port St. Joe Dixie Youth
Baseball league was the recipient of
the "fruits of labor" of Robert
"Teedy" Nobles and Mike McDonald.
Both of the men are employees of
Florida Power Corporation which
rewards the civic endeavors of their


employees by donating money to the
organizations which their employees
contribute their time.
In the photograph above, Teedy
gives a check for $750.00 to OUie Stutz-
man, president of the Dixie Youth


May your holiday be joyou .in everyway.



MILLER AGENCY


Baseball League. Looking on are Billy
Stephens, purchasing agent for the
league, and Mike McDonald, right.
The check represented the many
hours which both Nobles and
McDonald have donated to the local
youth baseball program.


Governmental

Offices Closing

for Holidays

All county government offices
located in the Gulf County Courthouse,
and the City Hall of the City of Port St.
Joe will be closed all day Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday in observance of
the Christmas holidays.
The offices will reopen for business
on MoInday morning, resuming normal
operating hours.


ERAld ANqElS SINq,



'GORy TO ThlE


NEwbORN KiNq.


DRIESBACH
CLEANERS


ThANk IOU 1?R YOUR kiNd sUppoRr.


Mid-Winter
Property Sale

CREEKWOOD
a beautiful Wetappo Creek
Development


,- Creekwood is on County Road 386 3 miles north of Overstreet where
the new bridge is being built
- Wetappo creek is beautiful and deep (12 to 30 feet) and connects to in-
tracoastal canal, East Bay and Gulf of Mexico.
We are now offering to you, your choice of one of our 22 beautiful building
lots at $7,500.00 per lot. With each purchase you will be deeded at no addi-
tional cost a creek front recreational lot of your choice on a 1st come 1st
choice basis.
Building Lots $7,500.00
* Paved streets
* Underground electricity
* Street lights
* Paved boat ramp use
* Size 1/2 acre or more
* Warranty depd & title insurance
* Owner financing as little as 10% down 10 years at 12% interest or 5
years at 10% interest.
Recreational lots no charge (with purchase of building lot)
* 75' or more front on Wetappo Creek
* on graded road
* Electricity
* It is understood that this is a recreational lot only and not being sold as
a buildable lot.
"Country living now at Its very best"

ERA PARKER REALTY
Highway 98 and 31st Street
Mexico Beach,- FL
648-5777
After Hours: Cathey Hobbs 648-5653 or Moira Rice 648-5286







Page tC The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 24, 1987


Babe Revealed Reality of Second Coming

Rev. Sid Ellis Tells Rotarians of the Importance of the Christ Child's, Birth


Rev. Sid Ellis came out of his
retirement retreat last Thursday to
bring the Rotary Club his annual
Christmas message at their regular
meeting. Ellis, a former member of
the local club remarked that after
having reached his 70th birthday and
having given the Christmas message
in about every way it could be given,
he was a little hard-put to present the
gift of God in a different way. He
managed, however,' to add new light


to the Christmas story just as he has
done for the last 15 years or so.
Ellis asked the question, "What's
so special about a baby being born
2,000 years ago?" Then he proceeded
to tell the Rotarians how that
particular baby was different from
the millions which have been born
before and since that particular baby.
Ellis pointed out that God made
man in his image at the beginning of


man's residence upon earth. "Man
went 'ph-f-f-t' after he was made in
God's image, but that wasn't the fault
of God. It was the fault of man. Man
was still made in God's image".
Ellis then went on to explain that
what was so special about that little
baby born 2,000 years ago, was that it
was God being born in the image of
man. First God man made man in his
image and then God transformed
himself into man's image".

Ellis said it was his belief that
God did this to cause man to repent,


re-think, re-structure and start his life
style all over in a new way. "God was
telling man he had better begin
making preparations for the second
coming. His first coming in the Christ
child was to provide an ultimate
reason for the second coming".
Ellis said, in summary that the
real message of Christmas was that
man had best be making preparations
for this second coming because it was
a promise, not a threat. Those who
have adopted the proper relationship
with God will welcome the second
coming. Those who have not made
preparations will regret it.


W:;?eaic&uvte&nlc and,























ComforterFuneral Home

Rocky, Ann, Nicholas and Julia


and Bright


SChristmastoAIll!
It's a pleasure
doing business with you.










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The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 24, 1987 Page 3C

Have A Merry Christmas!!


Oreetings of the cSeason...
0 ...Andthe
0.00 *...And the
wy~A .^ \ Q-


Getting the Spirit
Gulf Pines Hospital administration handed out cash prizes for the best
decorated room doors Friday. In the photo at top right, Pat Kline accepts
first prize from administrator Paul Fitzgerald for the ambulance service. At
top left, Kathy Middleton accepts second prize for administration and the
two photos at bottom show third prize being divided between housekeeping
and nursing staff. Accepting for housekeeping are Melba Darnell, Rhonda
Weeks, Ellen Kyser and Jeanette Barnhill. Representing the nursing staff
are Barbara Weeks, Shirley Dixon and Gerry Moore.


1


Copies
Available at
The Star Publishing
OFFICE SUPPLY
304 Williams Ave.


Fire Department and Gulf County Rescue. squad
members Bernie Pridgeon, Tommy Ford, Frankie
Williams, Hal Hinote and Billy .Griffin inspect damage to


the Pelt mobile home with R. L. Tull, who was credited
with containing the fire until the department could arrive
on the scene.


Fire Damages Mobile Home


Fire of an undetermined origin
singed the Christmas joy of Mr. and
Mrs. Mitchell Pelt around the edges
Monday morning.
The fire started in the kitchen
area of their Jones Homestead mobile
home and caused considerable dam-
age to the kitchen and wall areas of


the home before it was put out by Port
St. Joe volunteer firemen.
R. L. Tull, who lives in the vicinity
of the mobile home, noticed smoke
coming from the home and attacked
the flames with a fire extinguisher.
Tull knocked the flames down in the
kitchen area and tore off a section of
the outer, skin of the home to get at a
smoldering fire inside the walls. Tull
was credited with keeping the fire
under control with his extinguisher
until the fire department could arrive
on the scene.
The home sustained some burn


damage and considerable smoke
damage.
In the photo above, firemen are
checking the dwelling to make sure
the fire is completely out and
assessing the damage.

Library Closing
For the Holiday
The Gulf County Public Library in
Port St. Joe will be closed December
24, 25, and 26 in observance of the
Christmas holidays.


Happiness is...
Christmas! And good
friends like you!
Thanks for the privilege
of serving you.


One of the joys of Christmas is
expressing our gratitude and appreciation
to good friends like you.






St. Joe Papermakers Federal Credit Union


HURLBUT SUPPLY


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Page 4C The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 24,1987


Toward Understanding


Christmas Traditions Change

by The Rev. Jerry R. Huft ity and the mystery of early childhood Epiphany, or enlightenment, is cele-
shtaed The other date is more joyous rated on January sixth and marks


DAR HOSTESSES-Left to right, Mrs. Paul Kunel, Watts, Mrs. George Core, Mrs. Myrtle Childers and Mrs.
Mrs. James Heathcock, Mrs. Charles Nortop, Mrs. Bobbie Betty Fensom.


DAR Enjoys Annual Christmas Tea


The Charles Norton home on St.
Joseph Drive with traditional wreaths
and red velvet bows at the windows
and doors was welcoming for the one
hundred members and guests arriv-
ing for the annual St. Joseph Bay
Chapter Daughters of the American
Revolutions' Christmas Tea.
Mrs. Norton, Mrs. Paul Kunel, the
chapter regent, and Mrs. James
Heathcock, chapter vice-regent'and
program ,chairman greeted the


Engagement

Is Announced

Mr. and Mrs. W. Tracy Pierce of
St. Joe Beach are pleased to announce
the engagement and approaching
marriage of their daughter, Tina
Rene' Pierce of Fort Walton Beach, to
Brian Edward Volk'.of Shalimar.
Brian is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David
R. Volz, Sr. of Shalimar.
The bride-to-be is a 1981 graduate
of Port St. Joe Jtr.'-Sr. High School and
a 1985 graduath of Bryan College,
Dayton, Tenn. Tina is currently'
employed as Fronj esk Supervisor
by Holiday Inn at Fort Walton Beach.
Theprospective-bridegroom is a
1980 graduate of Choctawhatchee
High School in Fort Walton..Brian is
currently empployed by Florida Gas
and Electric Equipment Company in.
Fort Walton .
The wedding is planned for
February 14, 1988 at the First United
Methodist Churchjn Port St. Joe.

1- O ,'.A,








FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
508 Sixteenth Street
SUNDAY WORSHIP ...... 10 a.m.


Nursery Available
ADULT SCHOOL ........ 11 a.m.
The Rev. Dr. Elmer I. Braden, Pastor
PASTORAL COUNSELING
227-1756


0.1a:5:2223


TEMPERANCE



GOOONES-8
FArTH

HIGHLAND VIEW
CHURCH of GOD
319 Sixth St., Highland View
"Where Jesus Christ Is King
& God's Love is An Everflowing
Fountain"
SUNDAY SCHOOL.... 10:00a.m.
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 a.m.
EVENING WORSHIP.. 6:00 p.m.
WED. EVENING ...... 7:00 p.m.
PASTOR
REV. ROBERT RATHBUN


guests.
The hospitable and lovely home
was beautifully decorated for Christ-
mas with arrangements of holly,
grapevine wreaths and baskets of
pine. The serving table with its
bountiful trays of holiday refresh-
ments was centered with an arrange-
ment of holly and red carnations.


Junior members of the chapter served
spiced tea and coffee frappe'.
The tea is given for prospective
members and chapter friends. Mem-
bership in the society is open to those
with a direct ancestor who contribu-
ted to the .Cause of American
Independence 'during the Revolution-
ary War years, 1776-1789.


Kids Share

for Christmas


Linda Singleton of St. Joe Beach
and Marvin Atwell of Wilmet, Ala.
announce the engagement and ap-
proaching marriage of their daughter,
Melissa Atwell to Charles Thursbay,
son of Cathey and Ralph Hobbs of
Mexico Beach and Earnest and Donna
Thursday of Cottonwood, Ala.
Melissa attended Rutherford High
School in Panama City and' is
currently employed .with Parker
Bayou Traveler.'


This year, students in the Port St.
Joe Elementary School participated
in making Christmas a little merrier
for many people.
In conjunction with the HRS,
students in grades kindergarten


Charles attended Port St. Joe
High School and is presently employ-
ed with Sheffield Service Center.

The wedding will take place at
6:00 p.m. on January 16, 1988 at the
First United Methodist Church of
Mexico Beach. A reception will follow
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Parker, grandparents of the groom.
All friends and relatives are
invited to attend.


College Shutting Down for Holidays


Gulf Coast Community College
will be closed for Christmas holidays
beginning December 24. The college
will reopen January 4.
Advising for the spring semester
will begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan.


SYe Olde
Bargain Barn
Gift Shop
102 Reid Ave.
We Carry A Good Line of
Toys What-Nots Tools
Clocks Pictures Candy
Canes Christmas tree Decora-
tions Lamps Planters
Wrought Iron Plant Holders *
Radios Bearcat Scanners *
Wall Hangings Jewelry Toy
Chest Pillows Mexican
Plaster Animals Mexican Vases
Handmade Picture Frames *
Brass Children's Furniture (like
Swings, Rockers and Beds) Plus
Much More!
Come See Us! We'd Appreciate
Your Business!!
thru Dec.


5. An appointment card will be
necessary to register until 12 noon.
From noon until 8 p.m., students may
register without an appointment card.


Melissa Atwell and Charles Thursbay


Not long ago a friend said, "You
know the song about the twelve days
of Christmas? That song has always
bugged me, what does it mean?"
This was a reminder to me that a
lot of the meaningful traditions of
Christians have lost their importance
in our secular age. Even the word
"Christmas" has been robbed of its
significance by commercial pres-
sures.
At one time, everyone knew that
Christmas, the celebration of Christ's
Mass, was a time when believers
came together to receive Holy Com-
munion. This was done in remem-
brance of the mighty acts of God in
providing for our salvation.
This mass, or Communion service
marked the beginning of the twelve
days of Christmas.
,. These twelve days come in'the
first month of winter, a particularly
dismal time in most of the northern
hemisphere. Even so this season lends
itself to feasting. Animals that were
., costly to feed through lean months
could be preserved in the cold, so the
farmers prepared them and the
people celebrated with joyful eating.
The twelve days of Christmas
include two other important, remem-
brances from the infant days of our
Savior's live. A tradition arose among
Christians to remember the babies
who were killed by Herod as he tried
to protect himself from the infant
king. This was a day of remorse, when
people reflected on their own mortal-


through six, brought food, articles of
clothing and toys to share with others.

The students thank the HRS for
this opportunity., to share in the real
meaning of Christmas.


It cos on January first, the eighth the end of Christmas for another year.
It comes on January first, the eighth the end of Christmas for another year.


day after the Lord's birth. This was
the day Mary took her infant son to the
temple for circumcision. On this day a
service took place that made her
ceremonially clean, and the child was
officially named.
The last day of Christmas comes
on the eve of the Epiphany. Epiphany
means "manifestation" or "appear-
ing." This is the day the Church
remembers the manifestation of
Christ to the Wise Men. It has always
been associated with light because
this was the day that the light of Christ
was first seen by Gentiles. The


--.Our secular society has turned
this all around. The after Christmas
sales start on Christmas day and the
January white sales start on Holy
Name day. By the time Epiphany
arrives, the Easter candy is coming
out.
In the middle of all this, some of
us are trying to remember the
traditions of our fathers, as they
received them. I invite you to join
others who are resisting secular
influences. Make your holidays holy
days.


A Comfortable Christmas
Orbie B. Franklin, Jr., left, is being presented with a new Franklin
recliner given away by St. Joe Furniture Company in a Christmas season
promotion. Store owner, Wayne Taylor is shown congratulating Franklin.




- Season's Greetings
to each customer and friend who has made my shop a
success. I look forward to serving you in the coming year.
Open Monday Thursday of Christmas w( k. '

Brooks Barber Style Shop
MERRYs 309 Monument Avenue P'APPY NEW





GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE

SCHEDULE OF COURSES -

SPRING SEMESTER
PORT ST. JOE
Course # Class Time Day Name of Course
ENC 1101 6:30-9:15 p.m. Thurs. Freshman English I
ENC 1102 6:30-9:15 p.m. Tues. Freshman English II
MET 1010 6:30-9:15 p.m. Tues. Intro. to Meteorology
ACG 1011 6:30-9:15 p.m. Wed. Principles of Acct. II
MAT 0033 6:30-9:15 p.m. Thurs. Fundamentals of Algebra
EUH 1001 6:30-9:15 p.m. Tues. Western Civilization II.


REGISTRATION
Port St. Joe Elementary School
January 7,1988 at 6:00 p.m., EDT
Temple Watson, Coordinator


Cateh the Sl rit Constitution and Monument
Port St. Joe
THE UNMTEDMETHOOIST CHURCH

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
SUNDAY SCHOOL.... 9:30 a.m. EVENING WORSHIP... 7:30 p.m.
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00a.m. BIBLE STUDY,
METHODIST YOUTH WEDNESDAY ..... 9:30 a.m.
FELLOWSHIP ... 5:30 p.m. THURSDAY ...... 7:30 p.m.
I
REV. ENNIS G. SELLERS, Pastor GLYNN KEYS, Youth/Music Director


We wish you many Christmas moments of love.

The Petal Shoppe
Carol and Mary
319 Reid Ave. Phone 229-8343


YOUNG SANTAS-Left to right are Clay Cox, Danien Byrd, Bryan Butts and Tim Hatcher.
*. t


Engagement Announced of

Melissa Atwell, Charles Thursbay









The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 24,1987


SDear Santa Claus


Letters to Santa Claus written by Gulf County children.


A Holiday Wish to One and All!


W Tullis' Garage
Edward and Sons


May friendships and peace be your
greatest gifts this holiday time.
:^.. .____


ST.
305 Reid Ave.


Merry Christmas and thanks.
JOE BAR & PACKAGE STORE
Phone 229-9912


May your
Christmas be a
bright, shining
package of
b love and laughter.-



f



Thanks, friends,
for your many
kindnesses.




PAULINE'S
RESTAURANT


Dear Santa,
I want a teddy Bear and a Scooter
and a bike, and a whale float and a
radio. I have been pretty good.
Love
Chris Hinson

Dear Santa,
I have tried to be good this year.
I would like to have a baby that
talks, play makeup, and a new bike.
And maybe some other stuff. I'll leave
you some cookies and milk.
I love you,
Melissa Haun
Age 5

Dear Santa,
I like Yod and Your Elves. I like
their Work. I Want a "An American
Tale" VCR movie. I Want a jumprope.
I Want a snake Mountain. I Want a
"ALPHIE" Computer.
From Jason Gainnie
1st Grade
Dear Santa,
I'm Michale King I'm 5 year's old.
Am A good little Boy, I wont Santa to
bring me white tear bear, House Boat
and A white Horse. and A Chain saw.
bring my Mom a bag-full of nursing
things. bring my Daddy-a black horse.
Thanks,
Michael

Dear Santa,
Please send me a Bycyle, a
transformer, a B.B. Pistol and Box of
BB's and a toy car and a basketball,
my name is Channon I am 6 years old
I live at Howard Creek.
Love,
Channon Whitfield
P.S: Santa now don't my bycyle.

Dear Santa Claus,
I love you Santa and I am going to
bring you cookies. Please give my a
tape player, G.I. Joe stuff, an army.
speaker, cowboy clothes and cowboy
hat.
Have a good trip and I love you.
Samuel Littleton
age 4

Dear Santa,
I've been very good this year
please bring me a skate board and
some army clothes.
Merry Christmas,
-Matt Cabawiss
1st grade

.Dear Santa, ... ,.. ... ...
My name is Matthew. And I love
you very very much. I am 8 years old.
I have been good this year. I will leave
you something to eat. It will be on the
table. And please put a letter on the
table for me.
Love.
Matthew White

Dear Santa,
I love you. My name is Adam. I
have been very good this year. I would
like some toys. And we are going to
leave you something. Please put me
something in ihy stocking. I am 5
years old.
Love, Adam White
Dear Santa,
i want a Barbie house and a
Bicycle, playhouse, two pair of shoes,
I want a microwave, school Bag and a
pink car that has a gas pedal. I will
leave you some pepsi and potato
chips.
Tammy Taylor
first grade
Dearest Santa,
My name is Mallory Paige
Griffith. I live at Robins AFB,
Georgia. My mommy and daddy are


writing this cause I have not learned
how to do that yet.
Mommy and daddy said that I
should write you to let you know what
I wanted for Christmas. If I mess up
please excuse me cause this is my
first Christmas and I am only seven
months old.
Santa, I just love bright, shiny
toys, and Santa if you could see fit I
would just love a stick pony with a
bright red nose! Santa, please bring a
bone for my best friend Shamrock
cause she has been a good girl too.
Thank you Santa. Have a merry
Christmas and a happy New Year!
I LOVE YOU!
Mallory Paige Griffith
P.S. There will be apple juice and
strained peaches under the tree for
you.
Dear Santa,
I want a scooter, a Football
outFit. and bring sume diamond
earings ror my mom.. I have been a
good Boy all yeaR. I Live on 9th
stReet I hope you -hive a merry
christmas too
Love Jason allen
Dear Santa,
I would like some pants and some
shoes and a sweter and a puzzle and
some barbie things a babie blanket
piggy bank some socks a barbie car I
would also like a dress that I can were
a long time.
Love Sheila

Dear Santa,
My name is Joshua McCulley and
I am 6 years old. I want the following
things for Christmas: a scooter, a
crash helmet for my Scooter, Lazer
Tag Academy Gunset, transformers,
clothes, a scate board, a sonic ranger,
a remote control car, and a guitar. On
Christmas Eve I will have milk and
my mom's homemade cookies for you
when you get here.
Your Buddy,
Joshua McCulley

Dear Santa,
I Want a gun and a computer. and
a Bicycle, Hunting Boots, car house,
one front tooth. I will leave you some.
milk and cookies, under tree.
Tina M. Taylor
frist Grade
Miss Barlow


Copies
AVAILABLE AT
The Star
306 Williams Avenue


DANIELS SERVICE COMPANY
Norris and Shirley Daniels


Christmas is...


o one and all
go our hopes for
peace on earth and
joy in your hearts.



Gulf
Electronics
301 Reid Avenue
Phone 227-1813


A time of joy... the spirit of giving...
holiday laughter... festive fun.... warmth
and cheer...and a time for us to
express our thanks for the privilege of
knowing and serving you in the past.

GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD


N'



'N


Walter Wilder, Superintendent
Waylon Graham, Chairman
Gene Raffield, Vice Chairman
Oscar Redd
Ted Whitfield
James Hanlon


May the spirit of
joy and peace abide

with you and yours.


/


May your home be filled with all the oy

of the Holiday Season.

ERA PARKER REALTY


May you rejoice
in the spirit of Christmas.
From All of Us at NAPA Auto Parts
Dick, Rick, Scott, Eddie, Buddy, Stan


When all is said and

done, it's customers

like you who make us

proud to be of service.

We hope you have the,

best holiday ever!


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Page 6C The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla.- Thursday, December 24, 1987


"Toys for Tots" Program Benefits 58 Children


By: Gene Dickey
Bikes, trikes, and hundreds of
toys filled the Port St. Joe High School
, Saturday as the Jaycees hosted their
annual Toys for Tots Christmas party.
Over 20 children and their parents
attended the party and were greeted
by Santa Claus. Comments project
chairman Tom Watson, "A total of 58
children were on our lists, and several


families picked up toys from my
house. Jaycees will deliver the
presents to several families with the
remainder to be distributed by HRS at
their annual Christmas party. A
special thanks to Larry's Bike Shop
who helped us with donated supplies
to finish our repair efforts. Joe Demo,
Steve Branson, and the entire crew of
Mexico Beach Electric did a fine job


repairing and painting the donated
bikes. Santa helpers Irene Acree,
Debra Watson, Cindy Deeson, Teresa
Watson and Jeanie Acree and friends
all worked very hard to make
Christmas for the children. WJBU,
The Star Publishing Co., Bill's Dollar
Store, Saveway, Port St. Joe Police
Department, Gulf County Schools,
Piggly Wiggly and especially Santa


- Public Notices -


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
Case No. 87-134
WEWAHITCHKA STATE BANK,
etals.,
Plaintiffs,
Vs.
M. G. HENDRICK and Wife,
FRANCES B. HENDRICK,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a Final
Judgment dated December 1, 1967, in Case No.
87-134, of the Circuit Court, Fourteenth Judicial.
Circuit, in and for the County of Gulf, State of
Florida, in which WEWAHITCHKA STATE BANK
And PARIS W. CARTER and Wife, MARY E.
CARTER, are the Plaintiffs, and M. G. HEN-
DRICK and Wife, FRANCES B. HENDRICK, are
the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash, in the Lobby at the Gulf County
Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:30 A.M.
(Eastern time), on Friday, January 15, 1988, the
following described property set forth in the Final
Judgment of Foreclosure:
Commencing at the SW Corner of the NWV4 of
Sect. 38, T3S, R10OW, and extend a line E along
the halt section line a distance of 258.18 feet to
a concrete monument; thence S10122'25" E a
distance of 44.67 feet to a point on the N R/W
'line of Brockette Road (same being a paved
county road) for POB; from said POB extend a
line N10.22'25" W a distance of 254.67 feet; run
thence E 210 feet; thence run S10122'25" E


250.14 feet to the N R/W line I
described road; thence run E alor
of said road to POB.
DATED this the 18th day of De
BENNY C. LISTER,
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tonya Knox, Deputy Clerk


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 87-214
SAMMY PARKER,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ACTION LAND CLEARING & SITE DEVELOP-
MENT CO., and PUBLIC BANK OF ST. CLOUD,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Action Land Clearing & Site Development Co.
104-3080 Boggy Creek Road
St. Cloud, Florida 32769
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED an action to
impose and foreclose a lien against personal pro-
perty described as:
1983 Pontiac 2-door automobile;
VIN#2G2AP37H5D2259069
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your Answer or other response to
the Complaint on Plaintiff's Attorney: ROBERT
M. MOORE, P. 0. Box 248, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456, and file the original thereof in the Circuit
Court Clerk's Office, Gulf County Courthouse, Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456, on or before the 7th day of
January, 1988. If you fail to do so, a Final Judg-
ment for the relief sought may be granted by
Default.
DATED this the 2nd day of December, 1987.
BENNY C. LISTER,
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tonya Knox, Deputy Clerk 4t 12/10/87



to the above NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
ng N R/W line THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County School Board
member, 1967. proposes to amend and adopt policies, as provided
for in the Administrative Procedures Act, for the
purpose of bringing said policies into compliance
with Florida Statutes and State Board of Education
12/24,12/31/87 Rules.
Summary: The following is a brief description of
each proposal change of Chapter 6GX23.
2.2211 A change is necessary to agree with organi-
zational chart.
2.222 A change is necessary to agree with organi-
zational chart.
2.2311 A change is necessary to agree with organi-
zational chart. ,
2.250 Workers' Compensation procedures require
|| s seat belts.
2.4121 A change is necessary to agree with organi-
L national chart.
31LE 4.22 FEFP reports must be taken four times
SES each year.
4.311 Entrance requirements are needed for Pre-
Kindergarten Handicapped Program.
5.3234 Authorization is needed to utilize non-
certified expert personnel as instructors.
5.3241 Appropriate expenses for selection of per-
sonnel may be allowed.
5.365 Authorization is needed to utilize Adjunct
set-up. Instructors.
set-u .5.98 Workers'Compensation procedures require
ner seat belts.
6.78 Workers' Compensation procedures require
seat belts.
7.51 School Board must annually review and ap-
treet prove attendance areas and nontransporta-
>rida tion zones.
7.532 Job title change and update, of responsi-
< bilities is needed for Coordinator of Opera-
tions.
: 7.634- Bus Driver qualifications;,-physician
designation, and duties need to be updated.


"THE MIRACLE CENTER"

NEW COVENANT MISSIONARY WORLD OUTREACH CENTER...
The Family Church
252 Avenue E Port St Joe, Florida Church Phone 229-8137
Pastor: Rev. Napoleon Pittman


SUNDAY
11:00 A.M ..... Morning Worship
4:00 P.M......... Youth Service
6:00 P.M. ..... Evening Worship


MONDAY FRIDAY
12:30 P.M.... Intercessory Prayer
WEDNESDAY
6:30 P.M.......... lst-6th Grade
7:30 P.M. Bible Study & Fellowship


"A CHURCH WITH A VISION"
WJBU AM 1080 Tune In Every Sunday Morning at 8:45






JERNYL N. HARPER
Licensed Real Estate Broker
411 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe, FL
(904) 227-1428

PORT ST. JOE
NEW LISTING CONSTITUTION DRIVE: Impressive two-story colonial 4 bd., 3 bath brick home
w/beautiful view of St. Joseph Bay. Formal liv. rm., din. rm, glassed in Fla. rm., Ig. kitchen wilots of
cabinets. Features Include beautiful f.p., sep. laundry wlcabinets I sink, recessed lighting, cen. inter-
corn music system and much more. PICTURE PERFECT. $185,000.

CAPE PLANTATION
SEEN EVERYTHING Wait until you see this new 3 bd., 2 bath w/cedar siding. Lovely screened
porch overlooking golf course, ceiling fans in liv. rm. & master bdrm. $115,000.
A NEIGHBORHOOD SET APART FROM THE REST Very unique new 3 bd., 2'/2 bath, two story
home featuring cedar siding. Master bedroom downstairs wlstudy & deck overlooking beautiful lake
8-golf course. Celling fans, stone f.p., wall paper In kitchen & baths. Absolutely lovely. $115,000.
ALMOST READY Lovely 3 BR. 2 be., Ig. Florida rm wisllding glass doors. Vaulted ceiling in great
rm. & din. rm.. wall paper in kitchen & baths, laundry rm. has dbl. sink. Enclosed sun room has hook-
- up for Jacuzzl. This home is located adjacent to the Costin Air Park. Only $98,500.
CAPE SAN BLAS
BREATHTAKING PRICE REDUCED A pleasure to show this townhome with 2 BR, 21/A bath.
sundeck at water's edge, also deck off master bedroom, beautifully decorated w/wall paper accents
& dramatic view of the Gulf of Mexico. $82,500. One unit just off the Gulf only $69,900. Owner anx-
ious. You'll like what you see.
HOME & THE BEACH Secluded single family homes under construction in beautiful Silva
Estates. Enjoy miles of magnificent, uncrowded beach. Prices starting at $106,800.
WEWAHITCHKA
COUNTRY LIVING WITH PRIVACY 3 bedroom, 2 bath double wide mobile home, has added
garage and large front porch. Kitchen has island stove and double wall oven. Central heat and air.
Situated on 3 large lots. MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE. $49,000.
VACANT PROPERTY
ASSUMABLE 1 acre waterfront lot at Stonemill Creek Estates. Small equity wlpayments only
$105.89 per month.
LARGE WOODED lots at Red Bull Island Subdivision In Wewa. Mobile homes okay. Owner may
finance. $3,500 each.
CAPE RETREAT Oversize gulf view lots at Cape San Bias. Owner financing. $30.000 each.
GREAT LOCATION Beautiful restricted subdivision at Cape Plantation near golf & fishing. Prices
start at $16,500 W/possible owner financing.
BEAUTIFUL GULF VIEW Lots w/underground utilities starting at $25,000. Cape San Bias.
ACREAGE
CAPE PLANTATION Ten acres. Owner will consider selling all or part. $13,00 per acre. Zoned light
commercial.
OVERSTREET
CANAL FRONT 2'/ acres MOL wlapproximately 100' on deep water intercoastal canal for boat
docking. 2 bedroom, 1 bath house needs handyman's touch. Lots of trees. $50,000.
NEW LISTINGS
ST. JOE BEACH 75'x150' residential area. Mobile.homes okay. $7,800.
WOODED LOT Nice neighborhood, 75'x150' on paved street. $9,700.
SIMMONS BAYOU Approximately 11/z acres, beautiful trees, Bay View. Located east side of
Highway C-30. $16,500.
RED BULL ISLAND Five lots zoned residential. Owner may sell separately. Mobile homes okay.
$20,000 for all.


Economic Impact: These proposal
no direct costs associated with i
These changes/additions place in
current administrative actions and
IF REQUESTED, A HEARING W
AT:
Time: 5:30 P.M., E.T.
Date: TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 1!
Place: Board Room, Gulf County S
fice, Gulf County Courthouse, High
Joe, FL 32456.
The entire text of the proposed r
spected during regular office ho
County School Board Office, Gull
house, Highway 71, Port St. Joe, F
Special legal authority under which
authorized and the law being impli
terpreted are made specific.
The addition and changes are pro
Watson, Director of Support S
Earley, Coordinator of Operation
Director of Instructional Services;
Coordinator of Special Services an
consideration by B. Walter Wild
dent.


Ils will result in
implementation.
formal policy
d procedures.
NILL BE HELD

988


hway 71, Port St.

rules can be in-
urs at the Gulf
f County Court-
FL.
h the adoption is
emented and in-

iposed by C. T.
services; C. A.
s; H. Ramsey,
and B. Bidwell,
id approved for
er, Superinten-


Amendments:
Rule Title
2.2211 Selection Procedures
2.222 Duties and Responsibilities
2.2311 Qualifications and Selections
2.250 Use of Seat Belts
2.4121 Line Relationships
4.22 District Policy
4.311 Entrance to Pre-Kindergarten and Kinder-
garten
5.3234 Non-Certified Instructional Personnel
5.3241 District Policy
5.365 Adjunct Instructor
5.98 Use of Seat Belts
6.78 Use of Seat Belts
7.51 Purpose/Entitlement/Attendance Areas
7.532 Coordinator of Operations
7.534 Bus Drivers
2t 12/10 & 12/17
IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
DOUGLAS M. KENT,
Husband/Petitioner,
vs.
PAMELA G. KENT,
Wife/Respondent,
Case No. 87-232
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: PAMELA G. KENT
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion for dissolution of marriage has been filed
against you and you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses to it, if any, to DAVID C.
GASKING, ESQ., Attorney for Husband/Peti-
tioner, whose address is Post Office Box 185,
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465, on or before the llth
day of January, 1988, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before service on Peti-
tioner's Attorney or immediately thereafter, other-
wise a default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint or petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on
the 14th day of December, 1987.
BENNY C. LISTER,
Clerk of Circuit Court
(SEAL) 4tel2t17/87

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
INSTALLATION OF LAGOON DIVERSION CUR-
TAINS FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT
PLANT AERATED LAGOON
W.W.T.P. BID NUMBER 205
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
Notice is hereby given that the City of Port St.
Joe, Florida will received sealed bids at the office
of the City Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, Florida until
2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 15, 1988 for the in-
stallation of Lagoon Diversion Curtains for the
Wastewater Treatment Plant Aerated Lagoon.
Then, all bids will be publicly opened, read aloud
and recorded.
All construction will be located in Gulf County
at the site of the City of Port St. Joe's wastewater
treatment plant aerated lagoon.
The project includes the installation of three
diversion curtains installed across the path of flow
within the aerated lagoon so as to achieve better
detention time, aeration and mixing within the
lagoon. Three sections comprising approximately
3,930 feet of curtain will be required, installed to a
full water depth of 20 feet.
The proposal document shall include a bid
bond/security in the amount not less than five per-
cent (5%) of the bid amount in the form of a Bid
Bond or certified check. Successful Bidder shall
also be required to furnish a separate Perform-
ance Bond and Payment Bond in the amount of one
hundred percent (100%) of the bid amount.
Upon review of the Bid Proposal Documents,
the City will determine whether or not to award the
project. If awarded, the project will be awarded to
the responsive Bidder with the best combination of
technical and cost proposals and taking into con-
sideration, the performance history of the Bidder's
diversion curtains at other installations listed by
the Bidder. By accepting the Invitation to Bid, the
Bidder accepts the sole judgement of the Owner in
determining the best overall proposal.
Plans, specifications and other contract
documents are on file and may be examined at
either the office of Parrish Engineering, Inc., 1130
N. W. 23rd Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32609
(904/377-6668) or at the City's wastewater treat-
ment plant in Port St. Joe, Florida.
Copies of the plans and specifications may be
obtained by contacting Parrish Engineering, Inc.
at the above address. Charges for the plans and
specifications are ten dollars ($10.00) and are not
subject to refund. All requests for plans and
specifications must be accompanied by a check or
money order in the full amount of the purchase.
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
/s/ L. A. Farris, City Clerk
2t 12/17/87


PLRHNTtT ION


are to be commended for their support
and help in the project. The commun-
ity made this possible by their
generosity. On behalf of the Jaycees I
wish everyone a Merry Christmas and
a Happy New Year, you have already
made this a Merry Christmas for 58
children and the Port St. Joe
Jaycees."
After Toys for Tots the Jaycees
wound out the year with a social. A
special thanks to Mexico Beach
Electric for donating all the meat for
the project and preparation of the
food.


OBITUARIES:

Rites Wednesday

for Clinton Cox


Clinton E. Cox, 84, 1307 McClellan
Avenue, died Monday morning at Gulf
Pines Hospital.
Cox had been a resident of Port St.
Joe since 1952 and owned and
operated a grocery store in Highland
View for many years. He was a
member of Port St. Joe Masonic
Lodge No. 111 and was a member of
the First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Alice
Cox of Port St. Joe; two sons, James
C. Cox of Port St. Joe and L. Eugene
Cox of Paris, France; two daughters,
Mary C. Graham of Youngstown and
Ranza Cox of Port St. Joe; two
brothers, Norman Cox and Leo
Cox both of Tallahassee; two sisters,
Ollie Harins and Maude Watts, both of
Sopchoppy; seven grandchildren and
two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held
Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the First
Baptist Church of Port St. Joe with the
Rev. Howard Browning officiating.
Burial will follow in the family plot at
Holly Hill Cemetery with Masonic
services conducted by Port St. Joe
Lodge No. 111.'
Gilmore Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.

Margaret Sykes

Margaret Ann Sykes, .36, of
Hosford passed away last Thursday in

Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. She
was a native of Gulf County and had
lived in Hosford for the past several
years.
She is survived by: her children,
Frances *Inez Sykes and Ruth Ann
Sykes of Hosford; one brother, Wayne
Sewell of White City; three sisters,
Marie Davis of Oak Grove, Reatha
Nelson of Lynn Haven and Lucy Clark
of Bayou George.
Funeral services were held Satur-
day at the Telogia Assembly of God
tChrch with the Rev. Ricky Nelson
officiating.' Interment followed in
Hosford Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral Home
of Port St. Joe.




RENTALS
Starfish Gulf Aire Subd. -1 bd. &
loft, 1 ba., w/d, ch/a. $325 mo.,
plus util.
3 bd., 1 ba., unfurn. house, 36th
St. in Mexico Beach, w/d, ch/a,
$550 mo. plus util.
3 bd., 2 ba. unfurnished house,
Selma St., St. Joe Beach. Swim-
ming pool, $600 mo. plus util.
2 bd., 2,ba. mobile home on 2 lots,
unfurn., w/d, ch/a. $355 mo. plus
util.
Unfurnished small house in Mex-
ico Beach. $240 mo. plus util.
Coronado Townhouse, furn., $485
plus util; unfurnished $385 plus
until.
3 bd., 2 ba. duplex, St. Joe Beach,
unfurn., w/d. $500 mo. plus util.
2 bd., 1 ba. furnished mobile
home, Mexico Beach. $200 mo.
plus util.
2 bd., 2 ba. furnished townhouse,
37th St., Mexico Beach. $375 mo.
plus util.

Gulfaire Realty,
Inc.
648-5716


DID YOU KNOW?
Considering the income
tax benefits of home
ownership, that if you
are currently paying
$500.00 per month rent,
you are giving away a
home worth
approximately $80,000.00.


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way.




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COMPANY, INC.

411 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(904) 229-8795 RB 0043519


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Corner of Fourth Street and Second Avenue

Welcome Friend
SUNDAY SCHOOL .................................. 9:45 A:M.
WORSHIP SERVICE ........................... 11:00 A.M. & 7:00 P.M.
CHURCH TRAINING (Sunday) .............................6:00 P.M.
MID-WEEK PRAYER (Wednesday). .......................... 7:00 P.M.
NURSERY PROVIDED JIMMY CLARK, Pastor


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PLfNftTIONe

Golf Course and Runway Lots for Sale

FOR RENT: New 3 bedroom 2 bath home

on golf course. LEASE OPTION

AVAILABLE.

CONTACT

JERNYL N. HARPER


Licensed Real Estate Broker
Phone 9041227-1428


411 Reid Ave.


ner 10th Street and U.S. Hwy.
Mexico Beach, Florida 32410
(904) 648-5146


See One of Our Friendly, Well-Qualified Salespeople


Ellen F. Allemore, Broker 648-8939
Salespeople
Joy Holder 648-8493
Preston Wingate *- 648-8565
N. F. Allemore, Jr., 648-8939
Bobble Miller 648-8398
Pat Critser 648-8883
Nancy Mock 227.1322
Flo Melton 229-8076

BEACH FRONT TOWN HOMES
9815 Hwy. 98: Lovely 2 bd., 2 ba. furnished,
$104,500. Unfurnished, $99,000.
9821 Hwy. 98: Beautifully furnished 2 bd., 2%'
ba. townhome. $105,000 unfurn., $115,000 furn.
9811 Hwy. 98: Spacious 3 bd., 21/1 ba.,
townhome wlf.p., nicely furnished, Reduced to
$125,000.
9735 Hwy. 98: Roomy 3 bd., 2V be. townhome,
completely furnished wif.p. $135,000.
Ward St.: WATERFRONT, half of dupleXi'3 bd., 2
ba., furnished, f.p., NICE! $140,000. ,
GULF AIRE
New Llstingsll P r.P t ant lot, quiet
street, super price ?10sod
Beacon Road: Vaca rt i|d tion, great
price, $15,000.
New Listing: 208 Periwinkle Dr. Attractive 1 level
home, cathedral ceiling, 3 bd., 2 ba., screen
porch, deck, Ig. utility workshop, landscaped
yard. $81,300.
Gulf AIre Lot: gulf view lot, nice, $34,000.
Gulf AIre Dr Beautiful 3 bd., 2 ba. stucco home.
cathedral ceilings, tiled f.p., hearth & foyer, 2
car garage, $125,000.
Gulf Aire Dr.: Good corner single family lot,
$25,000.
Beacon Road: Nice single family lot, good
neighborhood. $28,000.
Beacon Road: Two large single family lots,
$19,500 ea.
309 Buccaneer Road. Beautiful wooded vacant
lot close to pool & tennis courts. $22,500.
219 Gulf AIre Dr.: Nice large lot with gulf view.
Single family or duplex, was $30,000. Reduced
again to $28,500.

Sea Pines & Beacon Rd.: Lovely 3 bd., 2 ba. fur-
nished brick home, Ig. garage. Reduced
$105,000.
Gulf Aire Dr.: Duplex, 3 bd., 2 ba. ea. side, excel.
construction, $76,500 per unit.
Gulf Aire Dr.: Duplex, triplex or single family va-
cant lot, $22,900.
CAPE SAN BLAS
Bayside: Secluded, gorgeous view from head of
bay. New 2 bd., 2 ba. cypress home. jacuzzi.
many amenities. 1,150' x 100' lot from road to
bay. $145.500.
CAPE SAN BLAS
Cape Dunes New Listings
Unit 3A: Waterfront spacious 4 bd., sitting room,
4 ba., fp, custom interior, wet bar, private Gulf
view from hot tub on deck. $149,900.
Unit 4A: Gulf view from Ig. deck. 3 bd., 3 bae.
new, nicely furnished, microwave, fp, concrete
pilings, $103,900.
Unit 5: Gulfside/view, 3 bd.. 3 ba., all amenities,
fp. unfurnished, $98,900.
Unit 9: Great buy, view of Gulf. 2 bd., 2 ba., 'ur-
nished, $87,900. Unfurn.. $82,500.
ST. JOE BEACH
Alabama Very nice 3 bd. 2 bea. mobile home,
ch/a. screen porches, fully fenced, landscaped.
$45,000.
New Listing: Columbus St., Very nice 3 bd 2 bea.
obile home, looks brand new Super price,
S$34,500!
New Listing: Magellan St. 2 bd., 2 ba. Ig. front
screen porch, V/ bik. to beach, completely
redecorated inside & out. Beautifully furnished.
All new appli.. ceiling fans & more. Great buy,
$54.900
New Listing: Bay St.: Big 3 bd., 2 ba. furn.
modular home on 2 lots. 1 '2 biks to beach,
ch&a, cedar siding, $69,500.
New Listing: Ponce de Leon, Lg. 3 bd., 2 ba. 2
story home, decks, ceiling fans, screen porch,
sep. 2 car garage w/workshop, greenhouse, ex.
quisite landscaping on 2 lots. $147,450
New Listing: Selma St.: Super nice Ig. double
wide furnished 3 bd 2 ba. trailer on 1%' lots,
with Ig. utility house Immaculate. Reduced to
$49,950
Corner of Americus & Desoto: Mobile home
park 9 units, good Investment. $125,000.
Corner of Americus & Balboa: 3 bd., 2 ba. trailer,
1 block to beach. $38,200
New Listing: Corner of Balboa & U.S. 98 Gulf
Pointe No. 1: Beautifully furnished 2 bd., 2%/
bath condo, great price. $79,900.
Coronado Townhomes. 2 bdrm, 1' I ba.
dedicated beach. Unobstructed view All
amenities. Furnished $84,900; unfurnished,
$74.500.
3 lots Pineda St. 1st block, $55,900.
New Listing: U.S. 98 between Cortez & Desoto: 3
bd. 2 be., unobstructed Gulf view. Gas, can.
h&a, great buy. $62,000.


Charline Hargraves 648-8921
Margaret Carter 648-5884
Mary Jane Lindsey 229-8560
Brenda Guilford 648-5435
Glenna Holten 648-8195
John Maddox 648-8899
Opal Everette 648-8409
Dot Craddock 648-5486


Balboa St.: Speakers, music system in lovely,
comfortable 24'x60' double wide 3 bdrm., 2 be.
modular home, screened 12x32' front porch,
f.p., c/ha. Watch the birdp feed from glassed
12x22' Fla. rm., as no ,aint brush needed!
150'x150', 1% blocks from beach. Was $65,000,
Reduced to $62,500.
Balboa St.: Great Investment 2 nice 2 bdrm., 1
ba. houses, clha, on 50'x150' lots $95,000 or
will ,sell separately.:._:
Between Coronado & Balboa Streets: 50' lot on
Hwy. 98, $40,000.
Between Coronado & Balboa Streets: Nice 50'
lot on Hwy. 98, $35,000.
PORT ST. JOE
1314 Garrison Ave.: 2 bd., 1 be. Good starter
home, $37,000.
230' on U.S. 98, with commercial bldg. & shed.
Interested? $134,900.
St. Joseph Bay Country Club: 3 bd., 2'% be..
Reduced to $64,400. 2 bd., 1'A ba., $53,400.
Fireplace, tile baths,.other amenities. Peace,
quiet & the golf course.
Ward Ridge: Beautiful 3 bd., 2 be. brick home
wlswimming pool, deck, fp, quiet area. $110,000.
Highland View, 305 Parker St.: 2 bd., 1 be. on 2
lots. $39,900.
White City, Sealey Dr.: 3 bd., 1 bi. frame & brick
home, wlgreenhouse, stor. shed, fruit trees, 4
stall horse barn, chain link fence, set up for ex-
tra home with septic tank, power pole, many
possibilities. Peace & quiet on 6'!/ acres.
$85,000.
White City on Hwy. 71: 3 bd., 1 bea., %' acre,
recently redone, fruit trees. Reduced, $36,000.
White City: On Hwy. 71: 2 bd., 1 ba. trailer on 1
acre with fish pond, good buy, $15,000.
Cape Plantation: Lovely 3 bd., 2'! ba. brick
home under construction. $115,000.
Cape Plantation: 3 bd., 2 be.. very comfortable,
peace & quiet. $100,000.
BEACON HILL
Corner of 3rd St. & U.S. 98, 100' of waterfront,
$105,000, Reduced Terms.
Corner of 3rd St. & 3rd Ave.: 2 lots, sell together
for $18,500. Reduced Terms.
Periwinkle: 3 bd., 2 ba., waterfront, owner finan-
cing available. Good investment, $150,000.
New Listing at Beacon Hill Bluff: Lg. 4 bd., 2 be.
home, ch&a. totally furnished, gorgeous decor,
screen porch, deck, landscaped, $149,500.
Then assure your fantastic view Buy the
waterfront lot across highway at $65,000.
2nd Street 3 blocks from beach, 2 bdrm., 1 ba,
4 lots, $46,000.
3rd Ave.: Nice 14x60' Scot 1984 mobile home, 2
bdrm, 1 be. custom built masonite siding,
shingle roof, other extras. $35,000.
MEXICO BEACH
Grand isle, KIm Kyov: Two good building lots,
each 75'xllS'. Cleared and high. $10,000.00 ea.
28th St.: 2nd from beach, super gulf view, 3 bd.,
2 ba., brick home, glass porch, great price.
$99,500.
New Listing: 404 Sth St.: 2 bd., 2 ba., can. h&a,
mobile home, 2 screen porches, Ig. outside utili-
ty house, very nice, on Ig. lot. $44,500.
35th St.: 2 bd., 1 be., 56'x14' furnished mobile
home. NICE! $35,000.
Third St.: 2 blocks from beach. Neat & comfor-
table 3 bd., 2 be., mobile home, screen porch,
fireplace, furnished, stoneware dishes,
silverstone cookware & many more extras.
Reduced to $36,000 from $43,500.
12th St. Business Center commercial lot 2nd
from highway. $35,000.
13th St. Business Center: Vacant lot, $28,000.
Grand Isle, Nan Nook: 3 bd., 1 be., f.p. w/effi-
ciency apt., lots of extras. $87,000.
Louisiana St.: Trailer lot, no utilities, $14,000.
Hwy. 386A: 87.5' highway frontage by 194' deep
commercial. $29,900.
SUNSHINE ACRES
Sunshine Farms: Beautiful pines on 5 acres,
stumped, with driveway & pond. $28,000. Terms.
Hwy 386 frontage: approx. 2 acres w/14' mobile
home, 2 bd., 2 be., shed, comfortable, $27,500.
Lot 4: approx. 1 acre, 386 highway frontage.
$5,900.
WEWAHITCHKA
On Hwy. 71 just inside city limits. Beautiful 2.11
acres and 3 houses. Variety of fruit bearing
trees. $65,000.
Honeyvillle: Lovely 3 bd., 2 be. brick home nesti-
ed in oak trees. Pecan tree, peach, azalea &
scuppernong vine on 1.2 acres. $74,900.


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The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 24, 1987 Page 7(1


Mobile home and Ig. lot for sale,
Mexico Beach w/good owner financ-
ing. 12x65' 2 bd., 2 ba. $29,500. Call
648-5716 days, as for Bill or 871-5486
evenings. 4t 12/24/87


4 bedroom, 2% bath house on 4 land-
scaped lots. Can be seen at 907 16th St.
For more information call 227-1730 or
229-6127 after 6. tfc 12/17
Only $4,000 down and assume mort-
gage, no closing cost. 2 bdrm., 1% ba.
townhouse on Mexico Beach, excel.
cond. with great gulf view. For sale by
owner. 904/893-8386.
tfc 12/17
4 BR, 2 bath, great room, Ig. f.p.,
fenced, 2 wells, pond, ch&a, off Hwy.
71, 15 minutes from Port St. Joe.
$57,500. Days 229-911, nights 229-8706.
tfc 10/15
3 BR, completely remodeled home,
Ig. lot, fruit trees, between St. Joe &
White City. Call 648-8664 week days,
weekends and evenings call 227-7468.
tfc 10/15
Reduced Price. 2 bdrm., 2 ba. lux-
ury piling home. Located in a C-zone
(non-flood zone), exclusive neighbor-
hood, bay access & gulf access in sub-
division, Peninsula Estates, Cape San
Bias. Also lots for sale, terms avail-
able (in same subdivision). Excellent
investments. Call 227-1689 after 6 p.m.
tfc 11/5
Nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath home for
sale on Selma St., St. Joe Beach. Call
648-5315. tfc 10/8
Lots for sale on Cemetery Road, 1
mile from Overstreet, owner finance.
Call 229M6961. 10/1/87-12/31/87
5.08 acres of land on Charles
Avenue, White City. For more infor-
mation, call 227-1462 anytime.
4tc 12/17




'82 Trans Am, T-top, full power,
built in c.b., eagle GT's, silver.
2296144 -.. .... -.....
1981 Chevy Camaro, 350 V-8, a.t.,
p.s., p.b, a/d, am/fm stereo cassette.
Good condition. More information call
after 6:00 p.m., 648-8383. tfc 12/10
Ford 79 one ton delivery van. Can be
seen at Danley Furniture, 401 Reid
Ave. 227-1798. tfc 12/17
'76 Toyota Celica, good gas mileage,
a/c. $600.648-8155. tfc 11/19
1980 Olds Cutlass, excel, cond., ac,
ps, etc. $2,495. 648-8314. tfc 10/22


Body glove wet suit, size small, ex-
cellent condition. $125. Call 229-8978.
Washer for sale, $75. 648-8815.
PIANO FOR SALE
Responsible part to assume small
payments. See locally. Call credit
manager at 205-471-8927 anytime.
2t12/24
1986 Honda 350X ATC, excel. cond.
$1,550. 648-5049.


Mobile home for sale by owner with
owner financing. 1985 Fleetwood,
14x50' on Mexico Beach. 2 bd., 1 ba.
$8,900. Call 648-5716 days, ask for Bill
or 871-5486 evenings. 4tc 12/10
3M "VQC" III copier in working
condition. 227-1296. tfc 11/5
6 stool home bar with back bar,
draft beer dispenser, complete in-
ventory including glasses, etc. Has to
be seen to be appreciated. Priced for a
quick sale. 227-1296. tfc 11/5

For sale: Grocery business and
8COP hquor license. Only serious in-
quiries. Only written inquiries consi-
dered. Write: Dept. K, Box 308, c/o
The Star, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
tfc 8/6/87
Must sell: 28' Chris Craft cabin
cruiser, needs some cosmetic work,
runs great, older model, $3;150.
648-8155. tfc 11/19



A 3

Winter Rental wanted for Nov. '88 to
April '89. 15 mile radius from Port St.
Joe and golf country club. Call
229-6875.
2tc 12/24





HIRING! Government jobs your
area. Many immediate openings
"Without waiting list or test. $15,000W-
$68,000. Call (602) 838-8885. EXT 5783.
5tp 12/3

Bookkeeper position available at
Wewahitchka Medical Center, Inc.,
full time. Duties include all aspects of
bookkeeping, federal reports, account
for all monies, etc. Applications will
be- taken through December 24th at
5:00 p.m., and may be picked up at the
Wewahitchka Medical Center, M-F,
8:00-5:00. 2t 12/17


CHILD CARE TEACHER NEEDED
Kids Instructional Day Service is
accepting applications for a child care
teacher. Min. req.: H.S. dip. or equiv.,
completion of all H.R.S. child care
screening, health assessment, com-
pletion of 20 hr. course. Applicants
with experience will be given prefer-
ence. Continuing training will be re-
quired. Salary is $3.35/hr. with vary-
ing weekly schedule. Apply to: Edwin
R. Ailes, Exec. Director, K.I.D.S., 309
Williams Ave., P.S.J., FL 32456.
E.O.E. Itc 12/24/87


Class Title: Clerk Typist Specialist;
position no. 41960, salary range $411.05
- $652.34 Biweekly. Minimum qualifi-
cations: One year of secretarial or
clerical work experience, and attain-
ment of a typing score of at least 35
correct words per minute on the Dept.
of Administration's typing test; OR
possession of a certified professional
secretary certificate.
Vocational/technical training in the
area of secretarial science or of-
fice/business studies can substitute at
the rate of 720 classroom hours for the
required work experience.
A high school diploma or its equiva-
lent can substitute for the required
work experience.
Competitive-proficiency exam only.
Location: Gulf County Public Health
Unit/Port St. Joe. Submit application
to: Helen R. Montgomery, 502 Fourth
Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. H.R.S.
is an Equal Opportunity Employer/
Affirmative Action Employer
2t 12/24


The American Legion Post 116,
meets the first Monday night of each
month at 8 p.m. tfc 11/26
Alcoholics Anonymous,
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meetings
Sunday 4:00 P.M.; Tuesday 8:00 P.M.
Thursday 8:00 P.M. (Step Study)'
All times eastern
AL-ANON
same times as above. For further AA
information, call 648-8121.



COSTIN INSURANCE AGENCY,
Inc.
AlTForms of Insurance
422 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
Phone. 229-8899 thru 12/87



REMODELING Home or Business
New or Old, Let Me Do It All
17 yrs. exp. Free Estimates
Jim Scoggins, 229-8320
tfc 11/5


THE LAUNDRY ROOM
408 Reid Ave. 229-6954
Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m. 8 p.m
Sun. 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
Self service or drop/off
thru 12/87





There will be a stated com-
munication the 1st & 3rd Thurs-
day of each month, 8:00 p.m.
H. B. Neel, W.M., C.C. Peterson,
Sec.
tfc 1/22/87


Stop here first for a complete
line of
Fishing Tackle
HURLBUT SUPPLY
306 Reid Avenue


Mexico Beach 2 bdrm., 1 ba. unfur-
nished house. Stove & ref. Year round
rental only. Also 2 bdrm., 1 ba. duplex
unfurnished St. Joe Beach. Stove &
ref. Year round rental. Call Charles
229-8282 after 5, call 670-8417.
tfc 12/24/87
Mobile home rental: 2 bedroom, 1
bath, Ig. lot, $285 per month plus
deposit. Call 648-5716, ask for Bill.
For Rent: 3 bedroom trailer, fur-
nished, with central heat, Gulf Shore
Court, St. Joe Beach. Call 648-8211
after 6 p.m. tfc 11/12
Apartment for rent, 2 bdrm., ch&a,
carpet, unfurnished. Call Phil at
229-8409 or Kenny at 229-6509 after 6.
For Rent: Mini-warehouse storage.
For more information call 229-6200.
thru 12/87
Nice 2 bedroom, 1 bath trailer, 2
blocks from beach. Call 648-5361.
tfc 11/19
Warehouse space with office. Ap-
prox. 850 sq. ft. Suitable for contractor
or small service business. 227-1100
days only. tfc 11/19
One bedroom, 2 bath apt. for rent,
Mexico Beach. 648-5200. Couples only,
no pets. 4tc 12/10
2 bedroom trailer, furnished and
trailer space. To seel call 227-1260,
Highland View. 4tp 12/17
2 bdrm., spacious apartments, easy
to heat and cool. Reasonable deposit
and rent. No pets. Call 227-1689 after 6
p.m. Best deal in town, save on utility
bills! tfe 11/5


C.R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clear-
ing, septic tanks, drain fields, fill
dirt-
Rt. 2, Box AIC, Port St. Joe
'" Phone 229-6018
; tfc 11/12/87



JOHN F. LAW
LAWYER 1-265-4794
22 Years Experience
Workers Compensation, Occupa-
tional Diseases, Injuries and Ac-
cidents. No charge for first con-
ference.
tfc 1/88


We Buy, Pawn, Sell or Trade

Guns
Indian Swamp Campground
Highway C-387 Howard Creek
tfc 10/1

i.


LITTLE COUNTRY
STUDIO
Portraits Weddings
Good pictures at good
prices!!
227-7469








I think it was something I ate.



kills bugs for up to
six months.
and saves you about $100 yearly
In costly pest control services.

Hurlbut Supply Co.
306 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida
thru 12/87


Let's Knit Yarn Shop
Hwy. 386 Overstreet 4 miles north on Overstreet Hwy. |

S Yarns Notions Knitting Machines
Free Lessons .
OWNERi JEAN MIMS 648-5270


Rentals: 1-2 and 3 bedroom houses
& townhouses for rent. Now available.
6 months to 1 year lease required. Call
or stop by for complete information.
ERA Parker Realty, Hwy. 98 at 31st
St., Mexico Beach, FL 904/648-5777.
tfc 11/5
Year round rentals furnished and
unfurnished. Also mobile home
spaces. Call 648-5000. tfc 10/15
3 bedroom townhouse at Barrier
Dunes, Cape San Bias. Fully furn.,
beach clubhouse, pool, tennis courts.
$450 month. 1-386-2572 (h), 1-222-6891
(w). tfc 11/12
2 bedroom trailer, c/h/a, garden
tub, Ig. fenced yard, Mexico Beach.
Call 648-8211 after 6 p.m. tfc 12/10
Apartment for Rent: Unfurnished, 2
bedroom, $335.00 per month. 808
Woodward Ave. Very nice. Energy ef-
ficient. Lease-Option available.
227-1428. Jernyl N. Harper, Lic. Real
Estate Broker. tfc 12/10
FOR RENT OR LEASE
A nice, clean, redecorated duplex
with new carpet & vinyl, ceiling fans,
ch&a, washer hookup, 2 big bedrooms
with bath, NE corner Hwy. 98 and 28th
St., Mexico -Beach, 2 blocks from
shopping area. $300 per- -month.
904/385-7714 weekdays, 904/386-6004
evenings and 904/648-8789 weekend
evenings. tfc 11/5
Room for rent: By day, week,
month. Air cond., TV. Thames Hotel.
229-8723. 302 Reid Ave. thru 12/87
Trailer on private lot, 1 bedroom.
Call after 7 p.m., 227-7212. tfc 11/12


Available at
0o \ -S THE STAR
OFFICE SUPPLY
304 Williams Ave.



Wauneta's Accounting
& Income Tax
Wauneta Brewer St. Joe Beach
648-5043
1987 Paid




25% off
Paints, Greenware,
Bisque & Finished Goods
during month -of December
Elizabeth's Ceramics
5 mi. south of Wewahitchka
on Highway 71





SPACEVIEW
SATELLITE
SYSTEMS





Sales, Service and Installation
FCC Licensed Technicians
FRANK RITCH 227-1590


Now Open
130 Gulf St. St. Joe Beach
10 to 6, Tues. thru Fri.,
Saturday by appointment
Owners: Gayle & John Tatum
tfc 11/12/87


2 bedroom beach cottage; garages,
screen porch, nice yard, furnished.
Court St., St. Joe Beach. $300.
229-8549. tfc 12/17
Yearly rental, Mexico Beach. Fur-
nished, 2 bd., 1 ba. luxury town-
house. $375 month. 904/893-8386,
please leave message. tfc 12/17
Large 2 bedroom apartment,
remodeled bath & kitchen, 648-8295.
tfc 12/17
No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St. Joe Fur-
niture, 227-1251. thru 12/87
St. Joe Beach: Large 1 bedroom
duplex, partially furnished, 1 blk.
from beach. Deposit, no pets. $210
monthly. 229-8747 or 227-1450. tfc 10/22
2 bdrm., 2% ba. luxury townhouse,
across from beach. $425/mo. 648-8314.
Furnished Ig. 1 bedroom apt. h&a,
no pets. Nicely furn., 2 bdrm. house,
screened breezeway, closed garage,
fenced yd, w/d, carpet, h&a, in town.
No pets. 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfc 11/5
Year round rentals, nice 1, 2 & 3
bedroom homes or townhomes, furn.
or unfurn., choose a gulf front or quiet
residential location. Call or stop by for
complete information, ERA Parker
Realty, Mexico Beach, Hwy. 98,
648-5777. ,tfc 11/5
For Rent: 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double
wide mobile home, Mexico Beach.
Furniture, w/d, has fenced yard on 2
lots. No pets, deposit required, 6
month lease. Call 229-6553. tfc 11/12


[BRIGGS & STRATTON]

Authorized Dealer
Bob's Small Engine
Repair
St. Joe Beach, FL
Lawnmowers Chainsaws
* Edgers Weedeaters Outboards
648-5106
tfc11/26




BAY VIEW SEPTIC
TANK SERVICE
WE RENT PORT-O-LETS
PUMP SEPTIC TANKS
DONNIE SMITH
ROUTE 2, BOX AIC
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
229-6018
52tc 2/19



SEARS IS AS CLOSE AS YOUR
TELEPHONE!








Sears Catalog Sales

227-1151
Leon Pollock, Owner
410 Reid Avenue



ST. JOE
CUSTOM BUILDERS




* Commercial Building
* Residential Building
* Cabinet Work
Gen. Con. RG 0033843
GLEN F. COMBS 227-1689
P. O. BOX 456
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
thru 12/87


ITADE SEtSRI SI


HANNON REALTY, Inc.
221 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe, FL
(904) 227-1450
FRANK HANNON, Broker
SALES ASSOCIATES
Margaret Hale 648-5659 Roy Smith
Broker-Salesman
Frances Chason 229-8747
Ann Six 229-6392
HOMES
Port St. Joe: Duplex, freshly painted, new appliances, excellent investment for rental income.
Owner financing. $48,500.
Port St. Joe: New Listing: Lovely almost new brick home in good neighborhood. Spacious 2
bedroom 2 bath, Florida room, 2 car garage, satellite dish, fenced yard. Must see to appreciate.
$65,000.
Port St. Joe: New Listing: Large historic home with modern conveniences. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths,
fireplaces, central heat & air. built-in kitchen. $125,000.
Port St. Joe: 3 bedroom, 1 bath masonry home in perfect condition. Central heat & air, mini
blinds, ceiling fans, many other features. $55,000.
St. Joe Beach: Perfect for large family recently built 5 bedroom, 3 bath frame home on 2 lots.
New kitchen, central heat & air, fireplace, carpet & parquet floors. OwAer transferred. Price
reduced to $68,000.
PFrt St. Joe: Owner anxious: Eager to sell this nice 3 bedroom, 1s bath home with large kitchen,
garage, nice neighborhood. Must see to appreciate. Many other features. $55,000.
Port St. Joe: Mane an offer on this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home close to schools. Has many features:
large master bedroom, separate dining room, central heat & air, ceramic tile bath, well kept yard
with fruit trees, carport.
Beacon Hill: Charming 2 bedroom furnished cottage, new carport, fenced yard. Perfect for
retired couple.
White City: 3 bedroom home on 1 acre, fruit trees. $24,000.
North Port St. Joe: Good rental property, 2 bedroom, I bath house with enclosed porch. House in
good condition. $17,200.
Mexico Beach: Easy living in 6is energy efficient cottage close to beach. Has central heat & air,
fan, fireplace, ceramic tile in bath & kitchen, asking $50,000. Owner will listen to offers.
Mexico Beach: Make an offer on this nice shaded lot with 3 bedroom, 2 bath trailer. Has larger
undeveloped lot next to it. Close to beach.
Oak Grove: Possible owner financing on this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, screen porch, outside
storage. $37,000 asking price. Make an offer!
St. Joe Beach: 2 bedroom, I bath, central heat & air, carpet, new kitchen, deck, gulf view. Only
$49,500.
North Port St. Joe: 2 houses in good condition, $30,000.
North Port St. Joe-3 bedroom, 1 bath,.remodeled kitchen, new roof. Now only $12,500.
Oak Grove: Good rental property, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, den, carport. Only $21,500. '
St. Joe Beach: 2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home, nice shaded lot, $31,500.
St. Joe Beach: Extra large, 4 bedroom, 2 bath home. Brand new carpet, new kitchen, only 2 blocks
from beach. $42,000.
LOTS
St. Joe Beach: 2 lots on high ground. $13,500 each. Owner will listen to offers.
Ward Ridge: 2 lots 75'x185' each to be sold together. $16,000.
Mexico Beach: Owner wants to sell. 2 lots beachside of Hwy. 98. Can be used commercial, make
an offer.
Mexico Beach: Texas Drive, $10,000.
St. Joe Beach: Price reduced on lot. Corner Coronado & Americus, now only $13,500.
St. Joseph Shores: 80' Gulf Front, Hwy. 98 to water.
Port St. Joe: Close to business district 50x170', $8,000.
St. Joe Beach: Large tract 231' on Highway and waterfront.
White City: Canal lot reduced to $28,000.
FOR RENT
St. Joe Beach: Very nice home with fireplace, new kitchen, perfect for large family: 5 bedrooms, 3
baths. $500 per mtnth.


REEVES FURNITURE &
REFINISHING SHOPPE
REFERENCES FREE ESTIMATES Phone 229-6374
CALL AND TALK TO US ABOUT GETTING YOUR FURNITURE REFINISHED
TO LOOK LIKE NEW.
Across from Duren's Economy Store, Highway 98
thru 12/87


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Page 8C The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla.- Thursday, December 24,1987


Dear Santa Claus


Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Brandon Burkett an
I love you very much. I want you t
bring me an electric car, a big truck
can push and some clothes. I wil
leave you some milk and cookies.
Brandon Burkett
Dear Santa,
How are you? I am fine. Will yoi
bring me a playhouse and a red truck?
I Love you,
Luke Logue
Dear Santa,
I am only 3 yrs old so my mama
wrote this letter for me. I will leave
you some cookies under the tree for
Christmas I have been a pretty good
boy. I want a big truck and a trailer
with a racing car on it. I want a'pop
gun.too. Merry Christmas Santa and
Love You.
Love,
Preston
Dear Santa,
My name is Shannon. I live on
Main Street. I want a boll and a bike
and skates. I Love you Santa But I be
bad. I will be good.
Dear Rudolph,
Please give this letter to Santa foi
me. My name is Timothy Miller. I an
9 years old and in the second grade
Mrs. Funderburk is my teacher. I try
to be good for her but I will try harder
I would like a bike, a reel and Rod, a
B.B. and Pelit gun and a tackle box
And please give my brother and sister
and parents and Mrs. Funderburk
something special too.
Love Timothy
Dear Santa,
I have a sister and my name is
David and my sister's name is
August. I want a scooter and a desk
and a big pound puppy. Me and my
sister want a nerf indoor golf. I want
Mouse trap. I want some skates. I live
on 1031 Long Ave. I am 7 years old. My
sister is 11:years old.
David


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qHoliday.


We wish you
all the blessings
of the season.
It's been a
delight doing
business
with you.
HEDY'S
Florist
& Gifts


Dear Santa,
My name is LaShea and I'm 312
years old. I've got a baby sister
named Amber and she's 7V/2 months
old. Our mommy says that we have
been real good this year.
What I'd really like for Christmas
is for my Paw paw to get all better so
that he doesn't have to keep going to
the hospital everyday. But mommy
says that I have to ask God for that.
What I would like for Christmas is
a bicycle with training wheels for me
and a wagon for Amber so I can pull
her behind my bike. And, maybe, if
you have enough, twin baby dolls for
both of us.
Thank you very much, Santa.
Merry Christmas,
LaShea
Dear Santa,
My name is Janie Flint. I've tried
to be good. If you will, I'd like for you
to bring me ,some dress boots and
socks and clothes. And some new toys
to play with.
Love,
Janie
P.S; Don't forget to bring something
for Skeeter and Granny.
Dear Santa,
I want pretty presents. Like a
sink, stove, refrigator. I love you. I
have been very good.
Love
Danielle Smith


Dear Santa,
I am three years old I would like
to have a bike and a my buddy doll
and a telephone.
Jeremy Owens
Dear Santa,
I am seven years old I would like
to have a scotter a radio and a my pet
moster.
Jamie Clayton


..for hope i6 born again today


MAA you bask in the glory
of His eternal love.


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Dear Santa Claus


Letters to Santa Claus written by


Preetingsof the-,

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Season.


Gulf County children.


What Clay wants for Christmas:
Jeans $12.00, Nerf golf set. Monster
Mash, Telephone (Garfield), Rollor
Skates, money $7.00, trampalene.
Thank you. P.S. Have a Merry
Christmas.
Dear Santa,
I got to brothers. I'm 8 years old. I
want a bick fer Christmas.
love,
Tommy
Dear Santa,
Santa My name is Danny Raffield
I'm 8 years old. May the 19 1 will be 9
years old. I live in White City and I
have a read car and a gree car. I what
\ a little three wheeler and a bike.
Dear Santa,
My name is Stephanie Leigh
Lawrence. And I live on 1034
Woodward Avenue. This is what I
want, a bike and a stroller and that's
all.
your friend Leigh
Dear Santa
I Love you. Santa I won't a scooter
and a roller racer for Christmas.
santa I live on cypaess Avenue, 1910
my home is green and white. my
mother won'ts a dimondce ring
Love
Stephanie
to Santa,
From Josh
Dear Santa,
I want a bike and a now
hotsickele. I want a sled for christ-
mas. I have been bad about 3 or 1
times a day.
Dear Santa,
My name is Miranda. And were I
live is 208 10th Street. And what I want
for Christmas is a scooter. And a
skate board. And a tea set.
Love,
Miranda
Dear Santa,
I am 7 year old. I got I sister and 2
brother and one big dad and a step
mom and real mom. I don't know


Samantha Nichole Hancock

Has First Birthday
Samantha Nichole Hancock cele-
brated her first birthday recently. She
is .the daughter of Alvin and Sonja
Hancock.
Grandparents are Jack and Linda
Levins and Alvin and Linda Hancock
of Georgia. Great grandparents are
Mr. and Mrs. L.Z. Henderson of Port
St. Joe.


Well seasoned wishes for a holiday
filled with joy. It has been our great
privilege to know and serve you.


Dear Santa,
I want a doll and hot looks adid a
little baby cabbage Patch and a phone
and a ring


From Crystal
I have been a very Good Girl 1
am 6 years old


what my brothers and my sister want
for christmas. I want a talking baby
doll. goodbye.
Love
Crystal
Dear Santa,
I live at Port St. Joe, Florida on
Avenue D. I have two brothers. I want
some skates and I want a bike and a
clown Cabbage Patch. I am 7 years
old. Love Santa I am good
Love Tenelya,
I Love You.
The End
Dear Santa Claus,
I want a choo-choo train and a
baby and a teddy bear. I want two
Barie and Barbie ice cream shoppe. I
want a mommy Barbie and a Daddy
Barbie, and a Sissy Barbie and a
bubble Barbie and a granny Barbie,
and a Barbie house like Sissy's. I want
a kid's bowl and a kid's cabbage patch
and a little kid's key, and a green
bunny rabbit.
I luv you,
Amy Canington
age 3
Dear Santa.
I want a Rocker Barbie and
Barbie Ice Cream Shopp and Peaches
and Cream Barbie also Jewel Secrets
Barbie and a Barbie car. I Ken
RocLer and Baby Julie, and a Corn
Silk Cabbage Patch kid that Talks.
and the Heart Family, also a Will
Puffalump, and Jewel Secrets Whit-
ney. and a Jean Skirt, and at Last a
Pink and Purple Bike.
.Love,
Sabrina Canington
age 7
Merry Christmas!
Dear Santa,
Hi I would like commoder, Laser
tag, and a bmx bike, a play shoo k
gun, and a play knife, a play sword,
and a football, cracker in my bed,
trouble, and ghost busters, and
voltron, Transformers, construes, and
control car bazooka, a ballon that
make noise.
Love,
Travis Canington age 11

Dear Santa Clause,
Please send me a Funtime Barbie
and a Baby Hether. I would like to
have a computer and a rocking horse.
4(A rocking horse for my sister.)
Please send me a puppy. I would like
to have a set of new books.
Thank you,
Tasha Powell age 8
Dear Santa,
Please send me a 3 remote control
cars. Cars. Transformer. I would like
to have a toy gun and a memery
game. Please send me a 60 piece
puzzle and a set of plastic candycanes.
Please send me a poster.
.. T h a z 'l y o t .
Aaron Wimberly age 5
Dear Santa
Please bring me a beating heart
doll. Also pleasebring me lots of other
presents. There are so many toys to
choose from; I can't decide which
ones I like the most. So I will be happy
with the ones you bring me. Please
bring some presents to my family
also. I love you Santa. My name is
Heather Fox.

Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Ashley Burkett and I
love you very much. I want you to
bring me a 3-wheeler, radio and some
black shoes. I will leave you some
milk and cookies.
Ashley Burkett


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Page 10C The Star, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December 24,1987


Dear Santa Claus
A\^ WIN


Letters to Santa Claus written by Gulf County children.


Ho Ho Ho! Santa,
How's Mrs. Santa been treating


"THE CHURCH AFLAME IN PORT ST. JOE"

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
102 Third Street

* Evangelistic Worship Services Christ Centered Youth Program
SRegular Bible Study An Exciting Place to Attend
Ministering. to the Where Everyone is Welcome
Total Family Regular Services
Fully Graded Choirs Sunday & Wednesday
HOWARD BROWNINGj Pastor JAMES ENFINGER, Music & Youth



"A Place for the Whole Family"
FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe, Florida


SUNDAY
9:45 a.m........ Sunday School
(for all ages)
11:00 a.m ...... Morning Worship.
6:00 p.m...... Evening Worship


WEDNESDAY
6:00 p.m.......... Young People
7:00 p.m ........ Prayer Meeting


Pastor: Fred A. Goebert Church Phone: 229-6707
Sponsor of Faith Christian School: Three year old kindergarten through Eighth Grade


you? In this letter I'm not gonna tell
you what I want, because you're real
busy this time of the year. At least I
think you are! When you come to my
house on Christmas eve and no-one is
there, come on over to my grandmo-
thers. There we will give you some
warm cookies and milk. Well I'm on
my way to my grandmas house.
Your friend,
Erin
P.S. See ya on Christmas.

Dear Santa,
My name is Austin and I am 19
months old. I don't want much for
Christmas only more Pound Pup-
pies, a ball and 10 minutes alone in the
back of my Papaw's shop so I can
explore on my own.
I will leave you some goodies
under the Christmas tree.
P.S. Please don't forget my Bubba
and sister.
Love,
Austin Horton

Dear Santa,
I hope I have been a good girl this
year. I want a very special toy, and it
is a Barbie house. And I want some
more toys and you probably know
what they are. Santa, I love you very,
very, very much.
Love,
Gretchen Stevens







Sunny Side Up
by Emily Roche









It was a little boy from Texas
who marched up to Santa Claus
and asked, "What can I do for
you?"
When you are half-right,
remember, you are also half-
wrong.
Remember the good old days
when kids asked for electric trains
rather than a satellite station.
Here it is Christmas again -
when you buy this year's presents
with next year's money.
Visit with all the folks at
Roche's Furniture &
Appliance Store &
SEmily's Gifts
and try Emily's special chocolate
cookies.
Merry Christmas and Happy New
Year to all our friends and
customers. May your lives be fill-
ed with peace and good will.


Dear Santa Claus,
Please bring me, rocking horse,
goodies, dolly with carriage, stove
and sink, piano, jack in box, sticker,
toys! "I love you! Santy Claus OK!"
Asha Baisden
20 months old
Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Stacy Carpenter. and
I'm 6 years old. I can't wait until
Christmas. I want a talking Cabbage
Patch, clothes, and other toys for
Christmas.
Stacy Carpenter
Dear Santa:
I've been a pretty good girl this
year is what my mommy said and I
would like you to bring me a Grubby
(to go with the Teddy Ruxpin you
brought me last year), Alphie II,
Funbrella, Flashlight, and a baby
doll. Also, if you have any extra
talking Alf's I would like one of those
too. Thank you Santa and have a safe
trip.
Audra Browning
P.S. My mommy's been real good this
year too and could you bring her
something special.


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shapes and sizes! To our
customers and their families
go our thanks and best Yuletide '
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COME HOME!
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sisters, COME HOME to celebrate
the good news,
the birth of
Christ, our Savior.



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20th St. and Monument Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida
Father Thom A. Crandall, pastor
CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE:
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Christmas Day ................ 10:00 A.M.


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