The star
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 Material Information
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 26, 1991
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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1508 HWY 431-5


USPS 518-880




Gulf Prison Facing A Further C

Indications Are No Inmates Will Be Received for.
Gulf County Commission Chairman, Billy Traylor, told his 1992. The structure is complete, with only final preparations to
Board in a special meeting last Thursday afternoon, that for the be made to receive the anticipated 300 inmates at the institu-
* second time in two weeks, the new Gulf County Correctional In- tion. ,
stitute has been placed even further back on the back bmrner. "Now, Senator Bruner tells me tie DOC is looking at delaying
Traylor said that for the second time this month, Senator the opening of the prison by at least 18 months," Traylor told the
Vince Bruner has reported the Florida Department of Corre,- Commission Thursday. If this schedule is followed, the prison
tions has delayed opening of the new multi-million facility near will sit idle at least until June of ,193.
Stone Mill Creek. Two weeks ago, Senator Bruner's administra- '"We spent a lot of our county's money buying land, training
tive assistant, Monica Lemieux said the project had been de- personnel and paving roads to that prison site in the anticipa-
layed from an anticipated opening in April to probably July of tion of receiving some $21 million in extra business each year


The gates are still standing wide open at the Gulf Correctional zor wire compound and concrete buildings for at least another 18
Institution, near Stone Mill Creek because there's nobody inside months. Bruner said last Thursday he had just received word that
the new 300 inmate prison. According to information received occupancy of the new prison would be delayed because of the
from Senator Vince Bruner, there won't be anybody inside the ra- state's budget crunch.

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Hold Your Discarded
Wrappings 'til Thursday
The first thing most people
are going to think of doing on
Christmas morning, after all the
hustle and bustle of opening gifts,
is to gather up the wrappings and
make a trip to one of Gulf
County's two solid waste compac-
tors. right?
Well, don't waste your time.
The compactors won't be open to
receive trash and it's illegal for
you to dump there if they aren't
open and the attendant present
* All of this information is by
way of Sam Graves, who will re-
main director of the Mosquito
Control Department until Janu-
ary 1. After January 1, Graves
will be retired and then it will be
another director's responsibility
to tell you these things.
The compactors will remain
closed Tuesday and Wednesday,
at both ends of the County.
Thursday morning, both compac-
tors will be wide open, just wait-
ing for your many garbage bags
full of spent wrappings.

Model Train Show
Is Re-Scheduled
Larry McArdle and Ron Luck-
ie were forced to cancel their
scheduled model train show in
the Fire Station on Williams Ave-
nue, Saturday afternoon.
The cancellation was due to
illness and the show will go on,
Saturday, January 4, at the same
location, according to McArdle.
The train show was first
shown last year and proved to be
a popular attraction.
'We'll be at the Fire Station
on January 4, from 10 a.m., to 4
p.m., for all model train buffs and
people who just want to see the
trains operate," McArdle said.


Hit Phone


Two burglaries late last week
are still unsolved, Police Chief
Carl Richter told The Star this
week. Chief Richter said the two
break-ins occurred within 48
hours of each other, but the de-
partment does not know, yet, if
they are related.
During the night last
Wednesday, burglars broke into
the St. Joseph Telephone and Tel-
egraph Company office complex
on First Street, but apparently
didn't take anything of very much
'We can't determine how they
entered the building, but after
they got inside, they just general-
ly ransacked it and took a few
small Christmas presents from
under a Christmas tree in one of
the offices," Richter said.
Phone Company officials said
there wasn't as much damage as
there could have been, but the
thieves left a big mess to get
cleaned up.
Friday afternoon, burglars
broke into the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Tommy Davis in Ward Ridge
and took a quantity of jewelry
from the home.
Again, Richter said the de-
partment has no clues to sub-
stantiate an arrest as yet, but
said both burglaries were still un-
der investigation.
Richter said there Is a reward
for anyone who can furnish the
department with information
which will help convict those re-

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and jobs for about 275 people," Traylor said.
'We've fulfilled our commitment. Now the state is trying to
back out and not meet their end of the bargain," the chairman
snapped as he expressed an attitude of chagrin and disgust at
the DOC decisions. Gulf County purchased 200 acres of prime
property to locate the prison complex on, and paved, at county
expense, the road leading to the site, as well as built a bridge
across a small creek.
"I feel that if necessary, we should go to Tallahassee and ex-
press our disappointment to the Department of Corrections and
do everything we can to get them to live up to their bargain,"
Traylor said. The Chairman had a lot of company in expressing
his indignation, as the entire five-man Board expressed a will-
ingness to travel to Tallahassee and even go so far as to take
DOC to court to require them to begin operation of the prison on
a more timely schedule.
As the first step of a chain of events to show their displeas-
ure at the turn of events, the Board agreed, unanimously to
adopt a resolution expressing their disappointment to DOC.
'"We're going after getting the prison open by whatever means are
at our disposal," Traylor said.
The County Commission is getting closer to hammering out a
deal with M&O Sanitation of Panama City to take over the solid
waste collection and disposal operations of the county, charging
the various customers served a fee for the collection.
At the last meeting M&O left the discussions with the expres-
sion that the County should bill customers for the service. Han-
sel Osborne, general manager for the firm said his company
would do the billing and collecting for an extra $1.15 per cus-
tomer, but they had rather the County do it. 'That's still a lot of
service for less tlfan a $10.00 bill," Osborne told the Board
' T h u r s d a y .- ..-- II ;I . .."
Osborne admitted he still didn't have tonnage committed
from the Bay County incinerator to accept Gulf County solid
waste but intimated he didn't see any problem with securing the
service. "They need and they want Gulf County's solid waste to
burn," Osborne said. "In the event we don't get space in the in-
cinerator, we already have space guaranteed in the Jackson
County landfill, which we could use at no additional cost to Gulf
County customers."
Osborne also quieted some objections to his commercial
rates by noting, 'Those customers are now paying the City of
Port St. Joe to collect their garbage and Gulf County is paying
tipping charges at the incinerator. Under these rates, the cus-
tomer would be paying all costs involved with disposing of his
waste, just like residential customers."
In other business matters which needed taking care of before
closing down for the holidays, the Commission:
-Awarded a bid to Fisher Construction Company of Wewa-
hitchka to construct an addition to the Beaches Fire Department
building at a cost of $28,285.
-Agreed to an arrangement requested by Sam Graves, long-
time director of the Mosquito Control Department. Graves is
stepping down in retirement after the first of the year, after be-
ing with the department ever since it was organized, over 40
years ago. He has been director for the past nine years.
-Agreed to place recycling containers at both solid waste
compactor sites in the County for residents to place their segre-
gated items for recycling. The containers will be placed at both
the Industrial Road site near Port St. Joe and at the Wetappo
site near Wewahitchka.
-Agreed to serve official notice on all owners of signs placed
on county rights-of-way, to remove the signs or have them re-
moved by the County.

Government Star Will

Centers Print On

Holiday Hours Tuesday
Government operations The Star will observe
throughout Gulf County will all a holiday publication
be closed for the Christmas hol- a holidaule again net week.
idays, but all are fncheduleg a in order to have the paper
different schedule distributed by the Post Of-
The Gulf County Court- fice by the normal publica-
house will be closed only for tion day [Thursday).
Christmas Eve and Christmas In order to meet this
Day. The Courthouse will be schedule, the paper will go
open for business as usual on to press Tuesday after-
Thursday. noon and be placed on
newstands and in the Post
In Port St. Joe, the City office that afternoon.
Hall will be closed for three The advanced deadline
days in observance of Christ- and publication schedule
mas. The City Hall will be open will be the last one for a
all day Christmas Eve, but will while,
close Wednesday, Thursday and The Star offers its
Friday to observe the holiday, thanks for the cooperation

Port St. Joe Police Department officer, Tim Hightower, checks The Wewahitchka City Hall
for clues and finger prints on a door which was forced open inside will be closed on Christmas Day
the St. Joseph Telephone and Telegraph Company office building and the day after, Wednesday
on First Street Thursday. and Thursday.

It has received during
these changes in our nor-
mal schedule.

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Hunker Down with Kes

The Richest Man in Town


jumped Into my throat except for
the fact that it had stopped beat-
ing about five minutes ago. The
light from the lone 60 watt bulb
hanging from a nail driven Into
the hay loft cast eerie shadows
across the floor of the barn. It
didn't really light the place up
much but that was no matter. I
didn't need to see my Dad's face
to know that we were in deep
He'd half drug Leon down

here. David and me, obeying his
command, were close on their
heels. He didn't throw Leon down
or shove him. he simply let go of
him In a very quick, business-like
fashion. Leon dropped to a bale of
hay. The light was good enough
to see the fear in his eyes, the
same fear I know that was reflect-
ed in mine. We were in deep, deep
My father reached for his
belt. I knew it!

This Thing Which

Has Come to Pass

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
And so it was, that, while they were there, the
days were accomplished that she should be deliv-
ered. 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 be-
hold, 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 mul-
titude 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 Bethle-
hem, and see this thing which has 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
uL 4Wthey had seen it, they made known abroad
tr '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,
glorifying and praising God for all the things that
they had heard and seen, as it -was told unto

Now, It's Time to 'Ho! Ho! Ho!" and Bring on the Celebration

NOW THAT YOU have this is-
sue of The Star in your hand, I
am officially ready to begin cele-
brating Christmas. It has been a
hectic week, gathering, making
up, and getting out two newspa-
pers so we can take off a day or
two for Christmas without having
the need to assemble a newspa-
per hanging over our heads.
It's times like these which
make me lose any and all ambi-
tions to print more than one is-
sue of The Star each week. One is
Printing early kind of cramps
my. style in writing this column.
Christmas hasn't happened yet,
because today is only Tuesday.
Since Christmas hasn't hap-
pened, I can't write about my ad-
ventures with Santa Claus and
12 grandchildren.
If you look at the dateline on
this page, however, you might go
to wondering if you missed
Christmas. The dateline reads,

'Thursday, December 26,1991."
You didn't miss it though. It's
still to come.
dle of putting this issue together,
we paused here at the office and
in the printing plant and cooked
up a dinner for everyone to feast
on. We had grilled steak, barbe-
cued sausage, ribs and chicken,
baked beans and all the trim-
Everything ground to a halt
while we gathered around the 12-
inch boards thrown up on top of
seven rolls of newsprint, to make
a table, and chowed down good

and proper. Shad Phantry and
Old Kes came by and collected a
whole year's wages in one sitting
at the table.
Kes couldn't eat for wonder-
ing what he was going to write in
this week's column. Actually, he
came up with a good idea, but he
said he couldn't imagine what to
say about it From out of Kes's
thundering gray matter, which
thinks about such things all the
time, came the question, "What
would we be doing at this time of
the year if Jesus Christ hadn't
been born?"
You see what I mean about

Wendell Campbell, alias Shad
Phantry, had the correct answer,
though, when he quipped, 'We'd
all probably be too busy fighting
each other to stop and enjoy our
turkey and dressing"
"want" for Christmas in his col-
umn last week, which I can readi-
ly and easily relate with.
Wendell said he wanted to get
enough socks for Christmas that
he would be able to reach in his
sock drawer and have a clean
pair each and every morning.
Who doesn't?
Wendell had just as well wish
for a Rolls Royce to carry his
spray tank in, as to wish for that
many pairs of socks.
But, I can tell Wendell how
he can get that many pairs of
socks with no trouble at all. All
he has to do is quit throwing
them away when his toes come
through the front of his socks. I
have a drawer full of socks. I just

don't have a drawer full of socks
without holes in them.
I nearly have that problem
licked, though. I have stopped
buying anything but dark blue
and dark brown socks. Then, if a
sock gets a hole in it, I can put
the good one back until another
pair gets a hole in one sock and I
still have a pair.
socks and I am waiting to see
what Kesley does with the subject
of how we would be celebrating
Christmas if Jesus hadn't been
born that day a long time ago in
Bethlehem. If it hadn't happened
we probably would never have
heard of Bethlehem. The shep-
herds would still probably be dir-
ty, grimy, stinking, herders of
sheep, rather than the favored of
the Lord.
I'll wager that if Jesus had
not been born on that day, we
wouldn't even have Santa Claus
in our holiday line-up.

But, enough of that I'll leave
that subject to Kes, if he decides
to develop It.
SO, RIGHT NOW, with the
last paper out before Christmas
day with the schedule of
meetings all cancelled until after
the holidays. .with the regular
routine winding down to a idling
situation and with everyone un-
derstanding why one isn't on the
job or taking'care of things which
need taking care of, I'm going to
stop right here and sign off on
this blurb, slip into my sweater,
turn out the light, shut down the
computer, turn down the heat,
turn off the light and steal away
uptown to get my Christmas
shopping done before Wednesday
In the meantime, if anything
happens, it can wait until after
And you you have yourself
a very Merry Christmas and enjoy
yourself... Hear?

-THE STAR- Postmaster:
oU W Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue The Star
" IP-^AtPort St. Joe, Florida 32456-0308 Post Office Box 308
by The Star Publishing Corrpany
Second-Class Postage Paid at Port St Joe, FL Port St. Joe, FL 32456-0308
Phone 227-1278
Wesley R. Ramsey........... Editor & Publisher
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In County-$15.90 Year In County-S10.60 Six Months
Out of County-$21.20 Year Out of County-$15.90 Six Months
TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertise-
ments, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage fur-
ther than amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thought-
08 fully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thor-
oughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.

SSt. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
Dec. 27 12:33 a.m. H .5 9:01 a.m. L .2
Dec. 28 5:17 a.m. L .1 5:33 p.m. H .9
Dec. 29 4:24 a.m. L -.2 5:59 p.m. H 1.1
Dec. 30 4:53 a.m. L -.4 6:42 p.m. H 1.3
Dec. 31 5:28 a.m. L -.6 7:17 p.m. H 1.4
----- Jan. 01 6:19 a.m. L -0.6 8:08 p.m. H 1.4
_-- -- Jan. 02 6:58 a.m. L -.07 8:51 p.m. H 1.4 }

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SEtaoin Shrdlu

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Ka-bang! Dad hadn't both-
ered to ease the door shut. He
slammed it so hard the hinges
rattled. My heart would have


"Dad, it's cold in here."
I couldn't believe David Mark
said that I couldn't believe that
any of us would say anything at a
time like this. Dad didn't even act
like he heard him he was pull-
ing that big two Inch wide, size 38
belt out of those loops.
'Course, I know what Dave
was thinking. It was cold in here.
Can you imagine how this was
going to sting? I did have my
jacket on, but back there where it
mattered all I was a'wearing was
a pair of Tuff Nut jeans and my
Fruit of the Looms. Those jeans
were not as tough as the name
"Dad, it's the day before
Christmas." Leon was begging
Of course, Leon was the old-
est he was going to be first. Dad
didn't get on us much. He left
most of that to Mother. But when
Dad got upset, he didn't do any
talking, he didn't allow you to say
much either. You messed up, he
whipped you. Life wasn't too com-
plicated for my father. None of
that "this hurts me more than It
does you" stuff. When he pulled
that belt off, he was aiming to
teach you a lesson. As he moved
toward Leon I remembered some-
thing else, with Dad there was no
I looked up and saw his face
in the half lift. It's strange, I can
still see that face after all these
years. I could see the hurt, the
disappointment and the anger, all
at the same time. 'Course, that
Christmas Eve of long ago, mostly
I saw the anger. This was going to
be one we could tell our grand-
children about.
We hadn't really done noth-
ing. That's what I couldn't under-
stand. We weren't even fighting
We'd been up to the store most of
the afternoon. Old Dorace Massey
came, by. Or Messy Door as we
called him. He was all bent over,
walked with a limp, wore those
old clothes, had a terrible scar on
his face. And those hands he
had the worst looking hands I'd
ever seen. Look like a dog had
chewed on them, That old tow
sack he was a'car ying today had
him bent almost to the ground.
He was a nobody. We'd made fun
of him before. You know, it was
just something to do.
We'd walked home bent over
and dragging one leg. Leon would
hold up his hands and reach for
us. We'd pretend to be scared and
jump back from "Messy Door".
Dad was on the porch when we
came limping up. I don't know
how long he'd been a'watching
He flew off that porch,
grabbed Leon and said, "Barn." I
could tell by the tone of that one
word he wasn't playing. That's
when my heart stopped.
-I still couldn't understand.
He'd heard us make fun of people
before, I know he had! Mother
would always get on us but Dad
just let it pass.
'"Why, Dad?" Whewl David J
was a lot braver than me. He al-
ready had Leon by the arm and
(See KESLEY on Page 3)



Wendell Campbell

Is There Really

A Santa Claus?
"Daddy, daddy!" my youngest son exclaimed as he raced into
the house almost out of breath, "I've got to talk to you. It's impor-
tant!" It was about two weeks before Christmas six or seven years
"Hold on there, partner," I said, trying to settle him down a
bit. "Get your breath and we'll talk about it."
"Dad, Shelley and I were just talking to Joey about what we
wanted Santa to bring us and he said there ain't no Santa
Claus!" His eyes were as big as two saucers and he continued as
soon as he caught his breath.
"He said that Santa was just something grownups made up
to trick kids into being good and making good grades when they
get in school and he says reindeer can't fly and if they could they
couldn't pull all that sleigh and toys and a fat old man and if
there was a Santa he couldn't get all the toys in a sleigh for all
the kids in the world. Dad, he said there was almost a million
kids in the world and there wasn't room in a sleigh for that many
toys and if there was Santa couldn't make that many stops in
one night."
Before I could reply he continued. "I told him we left cookies
and milk out for Santa each Christmas Eve and he ate them and
he said that you are the one who ate them and Dad, you know
what else he said?" he continued, his voice now as serious as an
Alabama lad buying a bus ticket home from Chicago.
"No," I answered, as serious as I could, "what else did he lie
to you about?"
"Dad, he said that you were Santa Claus and you bought all
our presents and put them under the tree after we went to bed.
Is it true, Dad? Are you really Santa Claus?"
'Well now," I said slowly, giving myself time to put all the
charges in perspective, "those are pretty strong statements, espe-
cially coming from a boy no older than Joey. What do you think?"
I asked.
"I don't know, Dad. That's why I'm asking you." That made
sense so I measured my words carefully and this is what I told
"Son, don't believe what Joey has told you. There is a Santa
Claus. Millions of people believe in God and they haven't seen
Him. Do you believe there is a God?" I asked.
'Yessir," he replied. "I know there is a God, but what about
Santa Claus?" he deeply probed. "Is there a Santa Claus?"
'"Well, Son, I'm about to tell you about Santa and I want you
to listen carefully and not ask any questions until I get through.
Will you do that?"
'Yessir, I will," he replied, now somewhat settled.
'Well, Son, there is a Santa Claus, I don't care what Joey or
anyone else says; he does exist. Let me tell you how it all started.
"Many, many years ago, when Jesus was born, God decided
he needed someone to help the people of the world celebrate the
birth of his Son, so he picked Santa Claus.
"The reason he picked Santa Claus," I continued, "was be-
cause he lived in a remote-place where he could work, without in-
terruptions, on the toys all year long so they could be ready for
Christmas. He also had some helpers and a magic sleigh and
some reindeer that could fly. Those reindeer are probably where
the Wright Brothers got the idea for the first airplane...I'm not
certain about that because I never knew them.
"Anyway, Santa was dispatched each Christmas Eve to deliv-
er presents and toys to all the girls and boys in the world so they
could continue a tradition started by the Wise Men who first
brought gifts to Baby Jesus the night he was born.
"As the world continued to grow, Santa realized he had a
problem on his hands. There were more and more children and
he was fast becoming short of help. It was then that he devised a
plan so he could provide toys and gifts to all the people in the
world. This is what he did.
"He asked all the parents to help him deliver the presents to
all the little girls and boys. He told them that he would provide
the money if they would go to the stores and buy them, wrap
them and, on Christmas Eve, if he hadn't made It to their hone,
to place them under the tree for the children. Almost all the par-
ents agreed and to this day still help Santa.
"Now, Son, as far as there being a real Santa Claus, there is
one because I have seen him. So has Jed. He doesn't come that
often because he is very busy, but someday, if you're lucky, you
may get to see him, too. Now, do you understand?"
"I think so, Dad, but I have one other question. If It vWasn't
Santa, then who ate the cookies and drank the milk .1 left last
"Son, I can't tell a lie. It was your mother!" .

Health Council Ala

The Big Bend Health Council
has become increasingly alarmed
over the last few years with the
decreased funding for the tradi-
tional public health responsibili-
ties of prevention, environmental
er health services, and health edu-
Prevention is the least expen-
sive and most productive inter-
vention that can be provided in
any society. Good prevention re-
sults in the elimination or de-
crease in numbers of vaccine pre-
ventable diseases, illness or early
detection and thus more success-
ful, less costly treatment Both
citizens and visitors to Florida

All Lit Up for Christmas
The Rocky Motley home, located on 21st Street, is all lit up for the
holidays. If you look closely enough, you may even see a pig or two!

Kesley---from Page 2
was fixing to start. He hesitated. fqr an able bodied man, but boys,
He hesitated IVd never known : his heart is pure gold."
Dad to do that. ,, Dad paused, he wasn't use to
He studied for a minute or so, giving speeches. "When you saw
then sat Leon gently back down him today I bet he had a tow sack
on that bale of hay. "Boys you with him. He was headed to the
know why Mr. aissey limps?" C4 nninghams. He takes'em
We were too stunned to say .so mething every Christmas."
anything. I knew the Cunninghams. We
"He took a bullet frQm a Ger- .we re poor but they didn't have
man soldier at Omriaha Beach ear- nothing.
ly on the morriing of:June 6, ,';) ""Boys, I don't mind you pok-
1944. You are, too young now to l ,g fun at some people, shoot,
understand, but some ,day you'll 'some deserve it. but don't ever let
know what he Was doing there Mire catch you throwing off on Mr.
and why it wa.,important. You Massey again." .
guys know Toummy McFadden?" 'Yes, sir."
He didn't waitfoir an answer. 'Yes, sir."
Sure we knew- !. McFadden, he 'Yes, sir."
worked, at the'Co op. "One night *:.. 'You see, you guys think
In front of the movie house Mr. about giving, once a year. Arid I'm
Massey pulled him out of the afraidld you give mostly In hopes of
path of an automobile. Tommy 'getting something in return. Mr.
was unhurt, Mr. Massey was Dbrace Massey doesn't have to
knocked all the way up to the get 'ready' for Christmas, he's
sidewalk in front of the drugstore. spent his whole life giving."
Most folks didn't think he would With that he was gone head-
live, he's never been able to ;ed back to the house., "
straighten his back since that "He didn't whip uis!" Leon
" night. He picked up the scar on couldn't believe it.
his face trying to break up a fight I felt my heart. yesi itwas go-.
between Hollis Bratcher and Ron ing again!
Glisson. Most folks would'a just :' "It's a Christmas miracle!"
stood by and let'em kill each oth- Dave was close to tears.
er.. Those ugly hands yopu,.w.ere I don't know If It was a mira-
making so much fun *of.came: ".e'or not but I know that night
"hen he beat down a burning up- .ch'angied my thinkfrig forever" on
stairs bedroom door to' get the Christmas giving and- getting and
Wadley girls out before the fire on who's special and who's not.
got to'em. His clothes are not the Merry Christmas,
best. these are tough times even Kesley

irmed Over Cuts

have a right to expect clean wa-
ter, food, air and generally a safe,
disease free environment.
The results of these budget
cuts can be seen, as county pub-
lic health units have no funds to
provide the second dose of mea-
sles vaccine for children. No state
funds are available for sanitary
nuisance or rabies control. No en-
vironmentalist is available to in-
vestigate in some counties, when
millions of gallons of raw sewage
are leaked. Food safety has no ep-
idemiology, no one to review inci-
dence, distribution, or control of
disease. It is not surprising that
salmonella poisoning is at an all
time high.


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Mrs. Stokoe Hosts

DAR Christmas Tea

The annual St. Joseph Bay and gold Christmas wreath.
Chapter, Daughters of the Ameri- The party room held a table
can Revolution Christmas tea covered with a white Battenburg
was held at the home of Mrs. Ge- lace banquet cloth over red linen.
rald Stokoe, December 18. Coffee frapp6 was served from a
Greeting the guests in the silver punch bowl. The other end
foyer were Mrs. Archie Gardner, of the table featured a five-
Regent, and the hostess, Mrs. branched silver candelabrum
Jerry Stokoe. with red candles. In the back-
The foyer featured a gold Ma- ground was a Christmas tree with
donna on a marble stand sur- gold, white, and red ornaments.
rounded by gold leaves and red Serving this table were Mrs. Roy
camellias. Smith, Cathy Rish Bode, Mrs.
The hostesses, Mesdames Perry Adkison, and Miss Mazie
Paul Fensom, W.O. Cathey Jr., Stone.
and R.W. Childers ushered the Carved wooden camels with
guests into the dining room the three kinds of the Orient from
where the refreshment table was the manger scene were displayed
covered with an embroidered and on the stand of a pier mirror. Soft
crocheted panel cloth made by Christmas music was played by
the retired Dominican nuns. Ann Comforter during the hours
Mrs. George Core, a hostess, of the party. Traditional urns of
served coffee from an antique sil- poinsettias were placed through-
ver service. out the house. Many out of town
The den was decorated with guests attended the tea.
brass candle holders holding red
tapers, red poinsettias, and repli- Hostesses for this festive oc-
cas of Santa Claus from six differ- casion were Mesdames R.W.
ent countries. The toy soldier of Childers, George Core, W.O. Ca-
the March of the Wooden Soldiers they Jr. Charles Norton, Paul
from the Nutcracker Suite was on Fensom, Charles Brown, and Ar-
a pedestal surrounded by a white chief Gardner.

Liberty Manor Enjoys

Christmas Party

The Liberty Manor communi-
ty held their annual Christmas
party on December 17th. This
gave the residents the golden op-
portunity of meeting their new
manager's husband, Tony Ste-
phens, and also to meet their new
maintenance man and his wife,
Mr. and Mrs. Terry Watson. It
was a nice turnout, especially
with the exceptionally good cooks

Card of Thanks
I would like to thank Estelle
Golden for having a Christmas
luncheon for all the Howard
Creek senior citizens and also,
the women's auxiliary for furnish-
ing all the fruit.
Edna Laramore
Site Manager

at the Manor. They enjoyed tur-
key and plenty of good food to ac-
company it. Plates were delivered
to those unable to attend.
-Charles Pace was in atten-
dance, feeling better after a short
stay at the hospital.
Drawings were held. Katie At-
kins, Gracie Dunlap,' Creva
Thompson, and Annie Lane won
gift certificates, and Nancy Evans
won a turkey.
The evening of December
18th, Pastor Goebert and the
Faith Bible' Church sang Christ-
mas carols to the residents. The
songs were beautifully .sung and,
enjoyed by all. -
Liberty Manor, along with
Jerry Stokoe and the senior citi-
zens, wish everyone a merry
Christmas and a healthy and
prosperous new year.

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Accomplishments or Failures

Elizabeth C. Jones, M.D.

As 1991 comes to a close many people will give thought to the
year that has passed, and will think of accomplishments and fail-
ures throughout the year. This self assessment is good and can be
applied with equal benefit to the family. Has the family done well
throughout the year? Have the happenings in 1991 been negative
or positive to overall family operations? Is there anything you can
do in 1992 to improve family relationships and functions?
There are a few basic health concepts I would like to offer for
consideration as you give thought to your families.
1. Obesity is probably the number one health problem in the
country today. It takes concerted long term planning, cooking and
shopping to achieve optimum weight for all in the family. It is a con-
stant battle, but one well worth winning. It prevents health prob-
lems that develop as a result of obesity.
2. Smoking is bad for your health and the health of those
around you. The marked increase in lung cancer is directly related
to smoking.
3. Illicit drugs are unhealthy for people, families, and society in
4. Casual sex is unhealthy. Irin 1991 Florida reported 32,205
cases of gonorrhea, 728 cases of hepatitis and 2,567 cases of pri-
mary syphilis.
5. Automobiles are unhealthy. The automobile causes more
death and disability than anything else in our society. Few among
us would be willing to give up this form of transportation so it be-
hooves us to use extreme care an" operate the vehicles cautiously.
Children seem in danger of losing' the use of their legs disuse
atrophy. Your child does not need to be driven two blocks to his
friend's house. /
6. Television can be unhealthy.' The educational and entertain-
ment values of television can be negated by the violence and poor
role models presented not to m- nation the poor food and exercise
habits that develop.
As the new year arrives, give thought to each of the topics men-
tioned above. Think how you as .a parent can influence your family
in a positive way and make 1992:better than 1991.



December 27
and 28

"It's not the big things in life that make the difference, but the small
ones." After having a close call this past summer with my mother, I
-started to reflect upon her life and how It has affected me. Her heart
was the problem, "out of rhythm heartbeat." Mind you, this is the very
same heart that brought love Into our home. A heart that shared the
hurt of a boy growing up. A heart that felt the pains of childhood,
from being sick and healing one's wounds, to giving confidence In
one during times of uncertainty. A heart that shared In my triumphs
and Joys of life. A heart that gave the courage to go dOT and face
the world. A heart that came'to my side when I was defeated and
gave me the power to try again. A heart that flows with the love that
only a mother can give. ,To my mother, Patty Louise "Russ" Nacht-
Love, Buddy Nachtshelm

Carrie Elizabeth Duncan


Dr. and Mrs. Daniel W. Dun-
can and Mr. and Mrs. James
Bentley Roberts, Sr. of Port St.
Joe, announce the engagement
and forthcoming marriage of Car-
rie Elizabeth to James Bentley
Roberts, Jr.
The prospective bride is the
granddaughter of Mrs. Velma Wil-
liams Duncan and the late Daniel
Victor Duncan, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Francis Loden, and the
late Evelyn Loden, all of Hamil-
ton, Alabama.
The bride-elect graduated
Port St. Joe High School. She also
attended Judson College, Gulf
Coast Community College, and
Haney Vocational Technical Col-

lege. She plans to graduate in
May. She plans to pursue a ca-
reer in Interior Design.
The prospective groom is the
grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd
G. Roberts of Port St. Joe, and
Mr. and Mrs. Basil E. Kenney of
Lynn Haven. He is a graduate of
Port St. Joe High School. He at-
tended Bryan College in Dayton,
Tennessee, graduating with a
B.S. Degree in Business Adminis-
tration. He is presently employed
by St. Joe Forest Products in Port
St. Joe.
The wedding is set for June
20, 1992, at the Long Avenue
Baptist Church of Port St. Joe at
6:00 p.m.

Monday thru Saturday
December 30 thru January 4

Will reopen Sunday January 5
with Sunday Buffet at 11 a.m.

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It's A Boy for
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Kenneth and Diana Dykes
are proud to announce the birth
of their son, Kenneth Allen
Dykes, Jr. Allen was born Decem-
ber 9 at Gulf Coast Hospital
weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces,
and was 19.5 inches long.
He was welcomed home by
his two big sisters, Christa Noel
and Kari Nichole.
Allen's maternal grandpar-
ents are Elzie and Shirley Wil-
liams of Port St. Joe. Paternal
grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
Kenneth L. Dykes of Grand Ridge,
and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Reynolds
of Jesup, Georgia.


Watch Night
Services Slated
Watch Night Services will be
held at Hickory Hollow Church,
Pine Street, Overstreet, beginning
at 8:30 p.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 31. Everyone
is cordially invited to attend. Re-
freshments will be served.



Friday &

" *

* Dance Friday
The Bjountstown Singles
Club is sponsoring a dance at the
W.T. Neal Civic Center located on
Hwy. 69 North in Blountstown.
Sonny Morris and the County
Gold Band will be providing the
music for your evening of enter-
tainment The dance begins at
7:00 p.m. CT and continues until
11:00 p.m. CT. Door prizes will be
awarded. Admission is $3.50 per
For more information, call B.
Newsome at 904-674-8470.

Buffet Suggestions
Serve hot food from chafing
dishes or warming trays that
maintain the food's internal tem-
perature at 140*F. or above. Nes-
tle serving dishes for cold foods
into a bed of crushed ice. Prepare
small platters for replenishing the
serving table in advance. Store
them in the refrigerator at 40*F.
or below or in the oven at 220-
2250F. Don't add fresh foods to
dishes or platters containing
foods that were already out


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Local Red Cross Volunteers

The American Red Cross was
founded in 1881, nearly 112
years ago, by Miss Clara Barton.
In 1900 the U.S. Congress char-
tered Red Cross; and in 1905 re-
vised that charter and even today
we are governed by it. Although
required by the Congressional
charter to provide certain servic-
es, Red Cross has never received
funding from the U.S. Govern-
ment. Every local chapter is en-
couraged to provide any service of
an emergency nature that its hu-
man and fiscal resources will al-
low as long as it does not dupli-
cate the efforts of others.
Your Central Panhandle

Chapter attempts to do this and
tries not to say no to anyone, al-
though sometimes they must.
Following is a listing of those ser-
vices Red Cross is called upon to
give most frequently:
Small Disasters (primarily
house fires); Assistance to Mili-
tary Families; Health Services
(first aid, CPR, etc.); Blood Servic-
es; Aids Education; First Aid Sta-
tions; Information and Referrals;
and other miscellaneous services.
Gulf County key volunteers
are David Richardson, Verre Ga-
skin, Veralyn Lewter, and David

Wake Up, Santa...

Santa will be here if Mrs.
Weston's kindergarten class of
Highland View Elementary has
anything to do with it! December
17th, the students gave their
presentation of Wake-up Santa.
The auditorium was filled to
standing room only as the class
delighted and amazed the audi-
ence with their talents and abili-
Wake-up Santa is the story of
how Santa almost slept through
Christmas Eve due to the brok-
en alarm clock. After Mr. Tick-
Tock (David Hopper) could not re-
pair the clock, everyone tried to
awaken Santa (Austin Horton).
The efforts of the following were
to no avail: Mrs. Santa (Jennifer
Haun); iSanta's elves (K.W. Wes-
ton, Danfel York, Micah Dodson,
Molly Garrett, Thomas,_ Hayden,
Brittany Crocker, Brandon Bur-
kett, and Glen Haney)! the ani-
mals (Brandi Yynn, Meggle
Boone, Jeffrey Wilson,' Jake Syl-
vester, Nic Burow s,:Shaiia Col-
lier, and Stephanie Strayer); and
the Reindeer master (Shawn Re-
ynolds). It was only the Eskimo
children (Billy- Raker and Ashley
Sanders) who had the secret to
awaken Santa. They were. chil-,
drer;r, and Santa always hears the
children ''-
As a wise Santla knows, EVE-
RYONE should always take the

time to listen to the children.
The class wishes everyone a

very Merry Christmas and Happy
New Year!

The Disney GangIs

Ready for Christmas
Mickey Mouse and Pluto are all decked out in their season's best on the
lawn of Dewana Johnson, located on Juniper Avenue.

Festive Fixings for the


We wish you all a Christmas of wall-to-wall
wonder and joy. Thanks for your patronage!


When 'holidays roll around,
you can spend more time for en-
joyment and less time preparing
meals. Quick and deliciously dif-
ferent seafood dishes make this
With little effort, seafood of-
fers endless possibilities for im-
pressive, delectable hors
d'oeuvres, light lunches, or even
sensible snacks when you need to
rush things along.
Happy Holiday Shrimp
approx. 80 hors d'oeuvres
1 pound raw, peeled, deveined,
shrimp, fresh or frozen
1/4 cup margarine or butter
1/2 teaspoon chopped chives
I clove garlic, minced
I teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons sherry
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan
Thaw shrimp if frozen. In a
10-inch skillet, melt margarine;
saute chives and garlic until ten-
der. Add shrimp and simmer two
to three minutes, stirring occa-
sionally or until the largest
shrimp is opaque in the center
when tested by cutting in half.
Add sherry and sprinkle cheese
over shrimp. Serve warm.
(See FESTIVE on Page 6)



May they be yours
now and throughout
the year.

Gulf County
School Board

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for freedom from oppression
and peace on earth.

A happy, joyous Noel to all.



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Wednesday from 5:00 to 6:16
p.m. CT, beginning January 8.
Registration begins January
6. Contact the Civil Engineering
Department at 769-1551, ext.
5887 or 872-3875.

To Install Officers
An installation of officers for
1992 of the Port St. Joe Lodge No.
111 F.&A.M. will take place on
Saturday December 28 at 6:00
p.m. at the lodge building. All ma-
sons and their families are invit-
ed. A covered dish dinner will be
served, followed by the installa-
tion ceremonies.

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Stuffing Turkey Is Risky Business

The cavity of the bird insu-
lates the stuffing from the cold
temperature of the refrigerator
and can keep it in a temperature
range that encourages bacterial
growth. It's okay to prepare the
dry stuffing ingredients the day
before, cover them tightly and
leave them at room temperature
but perishable Ingredients such
as butter, mushrooms and oys-
ters should be refrigerated. Com-
bine the ingredients and stuff the

bird just before the turkey goes in
the oven. If your bird is pre-
stuffed and frozen commercially,
do not thaw it before cooking.
Carefully follow package direc-
tions for the storage and cooking
of these products. It's safer to
cook stuffing outside the bird
than to cook it in the turkey cavi-
ty. Be very careful to extend cook-
ing times per directions to ensure
safe stuffing. Never cook a stuffed
bird the night before.

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Holiday Crab Stuffing
approx. 8 servings
or 4 cups stuffing
1 pound crab meat, fresh or fro-
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup chopped green pepper
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 cups herb-seasoned stuffing
3 eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Thaw crab meat if frozen. Re-
move any remaining shell or car-
tilage from crab meat Cook on-
ion, celery, green pepper, and
garlic in oil until tender. Combine
stuffing mix, eggs, parsley, salt,
pepper, cooked vegetables and
crab meat; mix thoroughly.
Spoon mixture into a well greased
baking dish. Bake at 350F for 20
to 25 minutes.
Rock Shrimp Ornaments
approx. 40 hors d'oeuvres
3/4 pound cooked rock shrimp
2 packages (3 ounces each)
crjam cheese, softened
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons horseradish
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 cup chopped fresh parsley
Finely chop rock shrimp.
Cream the cheese; add lemon

juice, horseradish, pepper sauce
and rock shrimp. Mix thoroughly.
Portion rock shrimp mixture with
a tablespoon; shape into small
balls. Roll In parsley. Chill.
Oyster Surprise
approx. 36 hors d'oeuvres
1 pint (16 ounces) oysters, fresh
or frozen
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup margarine or butter
2 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons half and half
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup ketchup
I tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
Thaw oysters if frozen. Drain.
Remove any remaining shell par-
ticles from oysters. Season with
salt and pepper. Melt margarine
in skillet. Combine eggs and
cream. Dip oysters in egg mixture
and dredge lightly in flour. Fry
oysters in margarine five to seven
minutes or until browned, turn-
ing once during cooking. Drain
on absorbent paper. Combine re-
maining ingredients in a separate
saucepan; heat until hot. Arrange
oysters on a serving platter and
pour hot sauce over oysters. In-
sert a wooden pick in each oyster
and serve immediately.

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he killed recently while hunting at Saul's Creek.
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Kenneth Whitfield
Joseph Kenneth Whitfield,
67, of Wewahitchka, passed away
Wednesday morning, December
18, in Bay Medical Center follow-
ing a brief illness. A lifelong resi-
dent of Wewahitchka, he attend-
ed Georgia Military College and
Texas A&M University.
He served in the U.S. Air
Force, and worked for the Wewa-
hitchka State Bank, retiring as
bank president. He was a mem-
ber of the St. John's Episcopal
Church, and for many years an-
nounced the local football games.
Survivors include his wife,
Marlene Whitfield of Wewahitch-
ka; two sons, Joseph Kenneth
Whitfield III of Jacksonville, and
Jason Matlock Whitfield of Wewa-
hitchka; two daughters, Vicki
Whitfield Beatty of Wewahitchka,
and Kendyl Whitfield Sparkman
of Jacksonville; eight grandchil-
dren, five great grandchildren:
two brothers, Ernest Whitfield
and Alfred Whitfield, both of We-
wahitchka; and one sister, Shir-
ley Whitfield Cosgrove of Alexan-
dria, Virginia.
Funeral services were held
Friday at the First United Metho-
dist Church of Wewahitchka, con-
ducted by Father Jerry Huft and
Rev. William A. Parsons. Inter-
ment followed in the family plot
at Jehu Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the
St. John's Episcopal Church or
r the Gulf County Library.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch

Roy D. Batson
Roy D. Batson, 62, of Wewa-
hitchka, passed away Sunday
night, December 22 In Gulf Coast
Convalescent Center following an
extended illness. A native of Flo-
rala, Alabama, he had been a res-
ident of Wewahitchka for the past
50 years, and worked as a fishing
guide. He also was an auxiliary
deputy with the Gulf County
Sheriffs Department.
Survivors include his daugh-
ter, Elaine Batson Harless, two
grandsons, Christopher Ray Bat-

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Merry Christmas
and many thanks.

son and Michael Lewis Vickers,
all of Wewahitchka, one brother,
Marvin D. Batson of Kissinmmee,
and two sisters, Lucille Mullinax
of Port St. Joe, and Ellie Hall of
Graveside funeral services
were held Tuesday at Jehu Ceme-
tery, conducted by the Rev.
Charles Pettis. Interment fol-
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch

Card of Thanks
Thank you Dr. Wayne and
Staff for the good care Troy re-
ceived during his illness.
Thank you for your kindness.
The Jones Family

@ St. Joe Forest Products greets visitors to the City with
this giant Christmas tree in lights on top of the paper mill.


All Gulf County landfill sites

and compactor stations will

be closed December 24 and

25, 1991, and January 1,

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Here s hoping yours is a great holiday.

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1st Annual Gulf County Classic

Port St. Joe

Sharks Mauled In Mosley Holiday Classic

Defeat Wewahitchka 86-67 In Final Game for Only Port St. Joe Victory

Bay High avenged a defeat at
the hands of the Sharks earlier in
the week in the Coliseum and the
state-ranked Rams pounded the
Gulf County visitors in the Mos-
ley Invitational tournament late
last week, before the Sharks final-
ly defeated the Wewahitchka Ga-
tors in their final game for their
only win in the tourney.
Bay High jumped on the
Sharks Friday night, after the
Sharks had handled them on
their own turf, 78-57 last Friday
night, and chalked up an 84-70
win for the Tornadoes' first victo-
ry of the season.
The Sharks fouled like it
didn't count in the contest, giving
the Bay High team 22 of their 78
points from the free throw line.
The Tornadoes had 28 opportuni-
ties from the charity stripe and
missed on six.
The first half was a disaster
for the Sharks, as they fell behind
by 13 points just before the rest
The Sharks bounded back in
the last half, pulling to within
four points near the end of the
third, quarter. Jason Maxwell,
who paced the team with 12
points for the game, sank a pair
of three pointers and Alaric Allen
netted one.
The Sharks made another
run at victory in the final quarter
and cut their deficit to only five
points on another Maxwell long-
distance shot, but the 'Tornadoes
put on a scoring surge to ice the
Des Baxter was the only oth-
er Shark scoring in double fig-
ures, with 10 points.


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Chris Myers paced the Torna-
does with 16 points.
PSJ-Maxwell 4-1-12, Addi-
son 3-3-9, Alexander 3-1-7, Nick-
son 3-2-8, Allen 4-1-9, Williams
2-0-4, Baxter 4-1-10, Quinn 1-0-
2, Smith 1-1-3.
BAY-Morgan 5-2-12, Kovale-
ski 2-9-10, World 4-3-11, Wad-
dell 1-0-2, Curry 7-0-14, Lawson
4-4-12, Myers 6-4-16, Brown 1-0-

The Rutherford Rams showed
no mercy as they trounced the
Sharks Friday night, and put a
34 point licking on the Port St.
Joe team by the final whistle.
The Rams had a 14 point
lead at the end of the first quarter
and upped that margin by 21
more points in the second stanza.
The only bright spot of the game
for the Sharks was the final peri-
od, when they out-scored, the
Rams, 28-20.
It was their second defeat at
the hands of the state-ranked
Rams this season.
The Rams' big gun, Temus
McClary scored 16 points in the
first half and sat out the entire
second portion of the game.
McClary and Marlon Phillips each
had 16 points to lead their team
The Sharks had only two
players scoring in double figures.
Jason Maxwell paced the squad
for the second game in a row,
with 13 points. Arion Nickson
added 10.
An indication as to what kind
of game it was for the Sharks was
the fact the Sharks had 15 oppor-
tunities from the free throw line
and were able to count only four.
Maxwell continued his long
range shooting, chalking up nine
points with three long-range
bombs. Alaric Allen, Des Baxter,
Damon Walker and Sandy Quinn
had one each.
Score by Quarters:
PSJ 15 8 12 28-63
RAMS 29 29 19 20-97
PSJ-Maxwell 5-0-13, Addi-
soni 1-1-3, Alexander 4-0-8, Nick-
son 5-0-10, Allen 4-0-9, Williams
0-0-0, Walker 1-03, Baxter 1-0-3,
Quinn 2-0-5, Smith 0-3-3, Thom-
as 3-0-6.
RAMS-Alston 6-1-13, Tra-
verso 3-3-11, Phillips 7-2-16,
Shefrield 1-0-2, Lewis 1-0-3,
Reede 6-0-13, McClary 7-2-16,
Edwards 3-4-10, Deberry 5-3-13.

The Sharks got their only win
of the Holiday Classic, defeating
the Wewahitchka Gators, 86-67
in the only game the two teams
will play with each other this bas-
ketball season.
The Sharks jumped off to a
four point lead at the end of the
first period and went on to out-
score the Gators in every quarter,
on their way to their second win
of the season.
The Sharks, who are 2-3 for
the season, had Jason Maxwell
scoring a season-high 27 points
to lead the team offense. Three
other players also scored in dou-
ble figures, with Alaric Allen chip'
ping in 16 points and Arion Nick-
son and Letron Alexander each
adding 12.
Mark Jones paced the Gators
with 21 points. Corwin Anderson
added 14 and Chris Jackson 12
for the Gators.
Maxwell had seven three-
pointers for the Sharks. Alaric Al-
len, Antwione Allen and Terrance
Williams each had one. Mark.
Jones had the only three-pointer
for the Gators.
Score by Quarters:
PSJ 16 21 25 24-86
Wewa 12 17 15 23-67

GCCC Registering
for Spring Semester.
Registration for tlEe spring se-
mester at Gulf Coast Community
College will begin Monday, Janu-
ary 6, 1992. Registration for
courses in Port St. Joe, Wewa-
hitchka, Apalachicola and Carra-
belle will be held on January 6 at
6:00 p.m. Registration locations
are Apalachicola High School,
Carrabelle High School, Port St.
Joe Elementary School, and We-
wahitchka High School.
Courses offered in Apalachi-
cola include: Introduction to Mi-
crocomputer Usage, Freshman
English I and Religions of the
Port St. Joe courses include:
Western Civilization I, General
Psychology, and Principles of Nu-
Wewahitchka courses in-
clude: Western Civilization II,
General Psychology, Fundamen-
tals of Oceanography, Word Pro-
cessing with WordPerfect and
Typewriting II.

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No one would think of play-
ing tackle football without wear-
ing shoulder pads and a helmet.
Yet, far too many youngsters
play contact sports, without
wearing protection for their
mouths. This results in all too
many cases of split lips, broken,
chipped and knocked out teeth.
For example, 52 percent of all
football injuries occur in unpro-
tected faces and mouths.
The best way to prevent all
this mouth damage, is to wear a
mouth protector. Bars across
football helmets don't do the
same job. They don't protect the
teeth and jaws from an upward
blow on the chin only from a
blow straight against the face.
Dental injuries to football
players wearing proper mouth
protectors have been almost

completely eliminated.
Most old-style mouthguards,
such as those we see boxers us-
ing, are not very easy to wear be-
cause they are bulky. Talking is
just about impossible. Many
players prefer to talk and be
comfortable and risk the chance
of injury rather than wear one.
However, a modern mouthguard,
made to an accurate model of a
boy's mouth doesn't interfere
with mouth breathing, stays in
place when the mouth is
opened, allows clear speech and
is comfortable.

Prepared as a public service
to promote better dental health.
From the office of: FRANK D.
MAY, D.M.D., 319 Williams Ave.,
Phone 227-1123.

PSJ-Maxwell 10-0-27, Addi-
son 2-1-5, Alexander 6-0-12,
Nickson 6-0-12, A. Allen 7-1-16,
Williams 1-0-3, An. Allen 2-2-7.
WEWA-McGlon 2-0-4, Bar-
low 0-1-1, Hill 3-3-9, Jackson 4-
4-12, Anderson 6-2-14, Jones 8-
4-21, Lawton 4-0-8.

Sharks Will Host

Their 1st Annual

Cage Tournament

Four Game Scheduled on Tap for
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Port St. Joe basketball fans -t o Sr
should get their fill of watching POrt St. Joe Sharks
round ball the remainder of this wom uto &
week, as the Sharks will be host- E,
ing their first Christmas tourna- I
ment in many years here in the
R. Marion Craig Coliseum.
The Sharks are hosting what
has been identified as the First
Annual Gulf County Classic. -
There will be eight teams in-
volved in the three day event,
which begins Thursday and runs
through Saturday. Playing in the
tournament will be the Sharks, .-
Pensacola Catholic, Ponce de
Leon, Apalachicola, Marianna,
Panama City Christian School,
Freeport and Chattahoochee.
Four games will be on tap for
opening day Thursday, pitting
Chattahoochee and Marianna in First annual Gulf County
the first tip-off at 3:30. Apalachi- BasketbalCassic
cola and Pensacola Catholic will
follow at 5:00 p.m.. in the second T 0A c
game. Then Freeport meets Pana- TPA Office Is
ma Christian at 6:30 and Ponce losed for Holidays
de Leon goes against Port St. Joe Closed for Holidays
in the nightcap at 8:00 p.m. The JTPA/Job Service Office
Four more games will be on will be closed from December 23,
tap for both Friday and Saturday, 1991 until January 6, 1992. for
beginning at 3:30, with games at job information, call the Job Ser-
5:00, 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. vice office in Apalachicola at 653-
See the game bracket for the 9790 or the JTPA office in Pana-
three days of play, adjoining this ma City at 769-3321,
article. Happy holidays!


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Highland View Elementary
School was the place to be last
Tuesday, December 171. Mr. John
Reynolds Gardiner, a young chil-
dren's author, spent an entire
day with the students and staff.
Prior to his visit, grades three
through six either read or had
their teacher read to them, his
most popular book. Stone Fox.
Mrs. Arnold's fourth grade
Chapter I students spent an en-
tire six weeks studying the book.
The students worked on projects
provided by LEAP, literature en-
richment activities for paper-
backs. The activity packet for
Stone Fox provided many learning
experiences. The students espe-
cially enjoyed illustrating their fa-
vorite scene from the story and
writing an opinion about the four
main characters. A mobile was
then made to display the work
and to stimulate the interest of
other students who might see
Parents of Chapter I students
were invited to be a part of the
program. Mr. Gardiner shared
with them his struggles and dis-
couraging experiences in school.
He told of being a poor spelling
and English student whose writ-
ings were continually red marked
by his teacher. It was not until
age 28 that Mr. Gardiner would
' feel confident enough to put his
creativity to work writing stories.
Stone Fox is based on a
Rocky Mountain legend told to
Mr. Gardiner over a cup of coffee
in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Though
Stone Fox and other characters
are purely fictional, the tragic
ending to the story reportedly
happened. the story describes the
fearless efforts of its young 10-
year-old hero as he and his dog
desperately try to save his ailing
grandfather's farm.
Johri Reynolds Gardiner, an
engineer by professioti, has also
worked aa writer adapting chil-
dren's stories for television. Stone
Fox is also a movie made for fami-
ly viewing.
A native of Los Angeles, he
has also lived in' West Germany,
Central America, and the state of
Idaho, where he first heard the
legend that is the basis for Stone
Fox, his first published work. He
has published two other books,
Top Secret, and General Butterfin-
gers. All three books are written
for the nine and 10 year old read-
er, but are enjoyed by all age
I* Mr. Gardiner, his wife Gloria,
and their three daughters, Carrie,
Alicia. and Danielle live at St Joe
Beach. The girls are third, fourth

and fifth grade students at High-
land View Elementary. Mrs. Gar-
diner volunteers many hours at
the library and in kindergarten.

Mr. Gardiner and his family
will be moving to Houston, Texas,
after Christmas. The students
and staff will dearly miss them.

Highland View Elementary
thanks Mr. Gardiner for the en-
riching experiences he provided
to the students.

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Age 7
Dear Santa,
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me a micro machine muncher,
.some sonic flashers, some army
vehicles that make sound, a hi-
ways and byways set, a remote
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arrow. My little sister Shelley
wants a baby that drinks a bottle,
and a high chair and stroller for
it. I will leave you some milk and
cookies on Christmas Eve.
Dear Santa,
I would like a doll, a walking
puppy, and art supplies. I would
also like some snow for Christ-
Thank you.
Margaret Gibson
Age 6
Dear Santa,
I would like a swing set and a
Ninja Turtle stuffed animal. And
a check up center.
Merry Christmas Santa,
Dear Santa,
Hey Santal How are you? Will
you be dropping by my house for
Christmas? Well let me tell you
what I want. A bicycle, clothes,
jewerly, money, and a super nin-
tendo. If you get me that I'll have
you cookie and milk in the Jiving
room. ONly one thing, I (don't
have a chimney on top of my
house. Get my friend Dan a man.
P.S. Merry Christmas Grand-
ma, Mom and Tyrone.
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have been good. Here is a list of
things that I want for Christmas.
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The Day Before Christmas

The Sad Tree
By Alicia Gardiner
One day there was a tree that
no one liked. So one day this ea-
gle made a nest bn the tree. The
tree had green I4aves and a tall
trunk. The tree said, 'Thank you
for the green leaves and a tall
trunk." That eagle said, "I'm a
magical eagle and I help the sad
trees; and now I must go to help
the other sad trees." So a person
cam and chopped the tree and
that was the best Christmas tree
with bright lights on it. It had
candy canes and presents for eve-
ryone. There was a feast and

Christmas cookies and lots of
Santa's Workshop
By John Gainous
One day a little boy was walk-
ing in the woods. It was almost
Christmas and his family was
very poor. They would not have a
tree or gifts. Oh! How he wished
for these things. It started to
snow so the boy hurried home
again for supper. His family had
little food and no money. The
next day as Christmas Eve. That
night the boy decided to stay up
and wait for Santa! Then he saw

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the most magical thing. Santa
was outside Then the boy went
outside and touched Santa's
sleigh! Then the boy and his fami-
ly were turned into elves and
zapped to Santa's workshop!
When Santa Was Sick
By Mary Harmon
One day Santa got sick on
Christmas Eve. So Rudolph with
.his magical nose went to see San-
ta and make him feel better. So
he went. And Rudolph said a few
magical words. Santa felt better.
All of the reindeer saved the day.
Santa made Rudolph the head
The Day I Saw A Big Fat Man
Dressed In Red
By Cassy Egler
It was one day before Christ-
mas when I heard a noise in the
living room. I was very young
then and I didn't know any bet-
ter. So I got out of bed and tip-
toed to the living room. I saw a
big fat man dressed in red! He
had rosy cheeks and a big belly.
He was putting presents under
the tree with a little elf to help
him. The elf was dressing the tree
and putting candy in our stock-
ings. After that I saw him and his
elf disappear in the clouds.
This Is My Christmas Tree
By Megan Johnson
This is my Christmas tree.
My Christmas tree is tall in green.
Its got a lot of presents under it.
It has lights and Christmas bells
on it. We give it aspiring for its
headaches. That's what my
Christmas tree looks like.
Santa Fell Out of His Sleigh
By Nicole Smith
One Christmas Eve Santa
was getting his sleigh ready.
The he was on his sleigh on
the way to my house. But on his
way, he fell out of his sleigh. The
reindeer kept going to deliver the
Poor Santa! He landed smack
on the top of a spiked palm tree.
He let out a yelp! The reindeer did
not know that Santa had fallen
out, so they kept going!
That night I waited until I
could not wait any more. When I
woke up to my surprise, Santa
had come and I missed it! The
reindeer found Santa where he
had fallen.
So there was a Santa after
What Christmas Means to Me:
By Jesse Everett
Christmas is for caring, shar-
ing, giving and loving but not to
receive. It's where your friends
and relatives get together and cel-
ebrate Christmas. What we do is
we go to my grandma's and fix a
big dinner. We open our gifts to-
gether. We see- good Christmas
movies. Sometimes we even go on
a trip to Ohio and Michigan.
The Christmas Story
By Amanda Marquardt
There stood a little house iii
the woods. The family sat down
on the chairs after a hard day.
The two little kids, Laura and
Mary, asked Pa to tell them a sto-
ry. So the kids sat down on Pa's
lap. He said it was called The
Christmas Story.
It was Christmas Eve and a
little girl named Jana was sad be-
cause her father went to town,
and town was a long way from
Jana's home. "All I wish for is to
have my father back home tomor-
row," said Jana. But she didn't
know that her father was already
at town.
The next day it was Christ-
mas morning. Jana woke up and
her father was putting a present
under the tree. And that was the
best Christmas Jana ever had.
'The end," said Papa. "It's time to

go to bed," said Mama.
The Day Santa Got Busted
By Ricky Lamberson
One Christmas Eve morning
Santa was getting his sleigh
ready to go and deliver toys to the
children. Well, he was flying
along in the sky. O.K. Then, San-
ta sees this sigh and it says: 45
m.p.h. There was a sky cop
watching for speeders and next
thing you know, Santa was going
55 miles per hour. The sky cop
caught Santa for speeding. Then
the cop took Santa to jail. So
Santa thought and thought. Then
he said, "I got it." He called a cop
over and said, "Do you want to
see some magic?" The cop replied,
"Sure!" Santa pulled out some
magic toys from his bag. He said,
"I will make a key appear in my
hand." Then he said "Voila. The
key has appeared." Then he
opened the jail door and scram-
bled to his sleigh. Then he started
to deliver Christmas presents to
the children.
The Christmas Poem
By Mark Ayers
It's nice to think of Christmas
And all of the joy it brings,
All of the wonder and friend-
My heart just seems to sing.
It's nice to see the windows
All filled with light and cheer.
It's nice to think of Christmas
The one the shepherds knew.
When God gave his only be-
loved son
To save me and all of you.

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Supply Course
Pvt. Randall D. Gant has
completed a unit supply special-
ist course in Fort Jackson, South
During the course, students
received instruction in the main-
tenance of stock records and the
procedures necessary to receive,
store, issue, and ship supplies
and material.
He is the son of Gwen Lowery
and Staff Sgt. Ernest Gant, Sr.,
both of Port St. Joe.
. The soldier is a 1990 gradu-
ate of Port St. Joe High School.




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Large Variety of

Camellias Coming

Into Peak of Bloom

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Long-Lasting Varieties Make Good Cut Flowers

By Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
This Is the time of year when
many varieties of camellias are at
their peak of bloom. The season
of bloom varies with variety from
fall to early spring. Some varieties
tend to produce flowers profusely
for a short period, while others
tend to open fewer blooms at a
time, but over a longer period.
Weather conditions may greatly
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The flowers of some varieties
fall from the plant too soon after
opening. This is especially true
for some of the semi-double
types. Others tend to hang on
and dry up on the plant. There
are advantages for both types.
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ly last longer and make better cut
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afraid of damaging the plants.
When plants are very small, few if
any blooms should be cut. The
blooms may be twisted off with-
out injury to the terminal growth
bud, if done carefully. Such
blooms are good for floating in a
shallow container when plants
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Is Where The Heart Is
Especially at Christmas, and
throughout the year, may
every heart and home be
warmed by the spirit of
contentment that this season
brings, and blessed with the
joy of sharing it with loving
family and friends.
We appreciate your kind
patronage and look forward
to being of service in the
coming year.


flowers is not harmful. Having
flowers to give friends, to have in
the house, to wear as corsages,
and to enter in flower shows is a
large part of the pleasure of grow-
ing camellias. Even though a ter-
minal bud is removed with a
bloom, these are usually buds in
the axils of leaves that can grow
and make new shoots.
While camellias are not tropi-
cal plants, temperature rather
definitely determines the area in
which they can be grown success-
fully. The condition of the tree at
the time of a freeze largely deter-
mines the extent of the injury.
Maturity is one of the most im-
portant factors in determining
cold resistance. This means that
plants should not be growing im-
mediately prior to exposure to low

temperatures. For this reason,-
nothing should be done to en-
courage growth late in the sea-
There is some difference
among varieties in susceptibility
to cold injury of both plants and
blooms. Flowers of the formal or
imbricated type are more easily
damaged by cold, and this means
that single, semi-double, anemo-,
ne, and peony types are more de-
pendable after freezes occur.
Open flowers and partly open
flowers are always damaged if fro-
zen. If the buds are cut the day
after a freeze and there has been
damage, the buds will have dark
centers. Such buds may open
into fairly good, flowers, but when
completely open they will have
dead centers.

Mullet Restriction

Ruling Struck Down

By Marine Fisheries

Proposed Rule Would Have.Severely
Impacted Commercial Fishermen

A proposed Marine Fisheries
Commission (MFC) rule that
would have severely impacted
commercial mullet fishing was
declared invalid earlier this week
by a state hearing officer.
The proposed rule would
have prohibited fishing for mullet
one or two weeks per month dur-
ing five months of the fall run
season. Organized Fishermen of
Florida (OFF), an association of
commercial fishermen, chal-
lenged the rule earlier this year.
The controversy centered on
the current SSBR (spawning
stock biomass ratio) the per-
centage of fish in. a stock relative
to what would have been there if
it had not been fished. To have a
healthy stock, that figure should
be at least 35 percent. The MFC
had asserted that the SSBR for
mullet ranged from 15.3 to 22.4.
OFF hired experts who showed
that the SSBR for mullet was al-
ready at or above the 35 percent
OFF Executive Director Jerry
Sansom noted that, "the MFC
chose the worse case scenario.
They constantly used the lowest
figures to plug into the SSBR
model. If they were accurate, the
whole mullet fishery would be
dead already." According to the
MFC, they considered a, wide
range of scientific views, all of
which were defensible, and took
the "conservative" option.
After the administrative hear-
ing in early October, both parties
were confident that their side had
scored the most points with
Judge Joyous D. Parrish. But
Parrish's recent ruling against the
MFC cited three main factors for
invalidating the proposed MFC
rule. .
*The MFC did not use the
best biological and economic in-
formation available, and exceeded
its rule making authority.
*The MFC arbitrarily in-
creased the proposed closure pe-
riods without scientific data to

support the increases, or by rely-
ing on flawed data. The Commis-
sion used "conservative" SSBR
model parameters at every option,
resulting in unrealistic and unre-
liable statistical data.
*The MFC's economic impact
statement failed to address the
long-term and short-term impact
of the closure on small business-


1 peace and contentment
be yours during this
) holiest of seasons.

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Sleep In -eavenly

May the warmth of
his everlasting love
inspire you during this
happy, holy season,
as you experience
a peaceful, joy-filled
Christmas. We truly
appreciate the
opportunity to be a
part of this wonderful

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Flower shows help increase
the interest in camellias. It is nice
to win ribbons at flower shows
and many would like to know
what they can do to have a better
chance to win. In the first place,
select flowers that are as nearly
perfect as possible. This means
that blemishes should be reduced
to the minimum. Next to cold,
wind probably does more damage
to camellia blooms than any oth-
er factor. One way to reduce wind
damage is to use spring-type
clothes pins to pin back leaves
and twigs likely to damage flow-
ers. Freshly opened flowers are
best for entering in shows. If sta-
mens are present, they should
not be brown. Select flowers typi-
cal of the variety so far as shape
and color are concerned. Large
size is usually helpful. The flower
should be: free of spider webs,
dirt, etc. The foliage should be
free of scale and in good condi-
tion. If flowers have to be kept a
few days, they should be held in
cold storage at a high humidity.

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Spaceport Florida Developing Fuel

Working With Panhandle Firm to Build Liquid Hydrogen Facility

The Spaceport Florida Au-
thority announced recently that it
Is working withAir Products and
Chemicals, Inc. toward the 'devel-
opment of a new liquid hydrogen
production facility in Northwest
Florida. An agreement has been
signed between the Spaceport Au-
thority and Air Products to pur-
sue location of the new project on
property where an existing Air
Products chemical manufacturing
facility is located in Pace, near
The new facility will be capa-
ble of producing up to 30 tons of
liquid hydrogen per day as a pro-
pellant for launch vehicles; for

testing of cryogenic rocket en- tionally
gines and components; and for conduct
other government and commer- Tow
cial uses. The multimillion-dollar location
facility will generate 30-40 new Authori
jobs and involved nearly two Florida
years of construction activity be- Florida
fore liquid hydrogen production and loc
commences in early 1994. represei
'The Spaceport Authority is. tives an
pleased that Air Products has se- ble, inc
elected Pace as the target location revenue
for their liquid hydrogen facility," velopm<
said Edward O'Connor, Executive and th
Director of the Authority. "By Prograr
creating a supportive environ- Air
ment for space enterprise, Florida Inc.. a
has become recognized interna- the wor
A A A A A A A A A A A A A, A A

as an ideal location to
t space-related business."
ward ensuring the facility's
in Pace, the Spaceport
ty has been working with
Senator Pat Thomas, the
Department of Commerce
cal economic development
ntatives to identify incen-
id other assistance availa-
cluding Spaceport Florida
e bonds, the Economic De-
ent Transportation Fund
e Sunshine State Skills
Products and Chemicals,
Fortune 200 company, is
old's largest supplier of liq-

uid hydrogen, and a major sup-
plier of other industrial gases,
chemicals, process equipment,
and environmental and energy
systems. The company currently
employs more than 450 people at
locations throughout the state of
Florida. Air Products' current an-
nual payroll in Florida is more
than $17 million.
The Spaceport Authority is a
public corporation created by
Florida's Governor and Legisla-
ture in 1989 to stimulate and as-
sist space enterprise develop-
ment, including industry,
research and education.

Cookie Recipes Sure to Satisfy Any Sweet Tooth

Silent Night, Hol Night

A hush fell over the world that night, and our
Savior was born. In celebration of His coming, we
wish you all a Christmas of peace and happiness.

D3ill 'cWood insurance

Everyone, it seems, loves
cookies and who can resist the
special treats that appear during
the Christmas season? From Ger-
man'Lebkuchen and Dutch Spe-
culaas, redolent of fragrant spic-
es, to the melt-in-your-mouth
delicacy of Greek Kourambledes
and Norwegian Spritz Cookies,
* the 'variety of shapes and sizes,
tastes and textures, seems to be
You may want to consider
baking an assortment of holiday
cookies to have on hand for serv-
ing to unexpected holiday guests;
what could be easier than putting
on a pot of coffee and opening up
a tiniof cookies? Or you may want
to package up several dozen as
gifts friends, neighbors and co-
workers will all be delighted to re-
ceive a sampling of your culinary






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Assemble the cookies in bas-
kets lined with red or green nap-
kins, in small holiday shopping
bags or boxes (always use waxed
paper or cellophane as a liner), or
package them securely in tins.
The recipes below are for
cookies in the shape of traditional
Christmas symbols. While the
preparation process is more in-
volved than that of simple drop
cookies, the procedures are ex-
plained clearly and are not undu-
ly difficult.
You and your loved ones -
are sure to be pleased with the
results when you invest an after-
noon in creating Stuffed Stock-
ings, Pistachio Wreaths or Vien-
nese Christmas, Trees.
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
1/3 cup butter or margarine
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
Food coloring (3 colors)
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Fleecy Icing
*Stir together flour, baking
powder, and salt. In a large mixer
bowl beat shortening and butter
or margarine till butter is sof-
tened. Add sugar and beat until
fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and
beat well. Add flour mixture and
beat till well mixed. Divide dough
into thirds. Tint each third with
S- sixe to eight-drops of different food
coloring. Cover and chill about 1,
hour or till easy to handle.
*On a lightly floured surface
roll each third into a 9x6 inch
rectangle. Cut each into nine 3x2
rectangles. Sprinkle about 1/2
teaspoon each of the chocolate
pieces and nuts lengthwise down
the center of each rectangle.
Bring long sides together, pinch-
ing to seal. Pinch ends to seal.
Form into a stocking shape.
*Place seam side down on an
ungreased cookie sheet Bake in
a 325 oven for 15 to 20 minutes
or till done; Remove and cool..
Spread with Fleecy Icing to make
.cuff, heel, and toe. Makes 27..
Fleecy Icing: Combine 1/2
cup"sifted powdered sugar, 1 tea-

spoon softened butter or marga-
rine, and enough milk (about 2
teaspoons) to make it spreadable.

Once considered to be as val-
uable as precious gems, ginger is
one of the spices most closely as-
sociated with Christmas baking.
From crinkled, chewy molasses
cookies to crunchy gingersnaps,
you can choose from a wide varie-
ty of ginger-flavored cookies to
mold or cut into shapes, or, .sim-
pler yet, to slice or drop onto bak-
ing sheets.
Although gingerbread has a
long history, medieval ginger-
bread would be virtually unrecog-
nizable today.
The recipe below can be used
either for gingerbread houses or
cookies. One advantage of work-
ing with this type of study dough:
Children can roll and re-roll it re-
peatedly and the cookies will still
taste delicious. The dough can be
stored for up to two weeks in the
refrigerator anid, if,stored airtight,
the cookies will keep at least a
2 1/2 teaspoons.ground ginger
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinna-
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
.1/2 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup molas ,,.
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 large egg.
3 cups unbleached or white pre-
sifted all-purpose flour
Mix together the ginger, cin-
namon, cardamom, nutmeg,
cloves, baking, soda, salt and set
Melt the butter in a small
saucepan. Remove from the heat
and stir in the molasses and sug-
ar. Beat in the spice mixture com-
pletely, then the water, then the
Place the flour in a large bowl
and make a large well in the cen-
ter. Pour the butter mixture into
the well. Stir about a quarter of
the flour, the part closest to the
center, into the molasses mix-
ture. Stir in half the. remaining
flour, then the rest. When all the
flour has been incorporated,. turn
the dough out onto a board and
knead just until smooth. Roll the
dough into a ball, wrap in plastic,
and refrigerate overnight or up to
2 weeks.
When you're ready to bake
your cookies, preheat the oven to
350 and grease the baking
sheets. Roll out some of the
dough 1/8" thick, keeping the
rest well wrapped in plastic. Cut
into shapes with a 5-inch cookie
cutter. Bake the cookies on the
sheets for 12 minutes. Remove
from the oven, gently lift off the
cookies with a spatula, and cool
them on a rack. Make the rest of
the cookies the same way. Deco-
rate the cooled gingerbread with
Royal Glaze or leave plain.
Makes about 80 medium-sized
Makes about 2 cups
This icing will become very
hard. To avoid a naturally grayish
tone that develops during prepar-
ation, add to portions that you
want to keep white a slight
amount of blue vegetable color-
ing. Do not use blue in any icing
that you plan to color yellow,
orange or any other pale, warm

3 1/2 cups confectioners'

Beat until stiff, not dry:
2 egg whites
Gradually, add the sifted sug-
ar and:
Juice of one lemon
1 to 2 drops glycerin
until it is of a good consistency to
be spread. Cover with a damp
cloth until ready to use.


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from electric to
natural gas

water heating!

There is one time when it pays to be in
hot water, and that is when you switch from
an electric water heater to a more efficient
and economical natural gas water heater.
You will enjoy being in hot water and at the
same time save more than $200 per year
when you make the switch. Our company of-
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$225 just for switching from an electric water
heater to a natural gas water heater.

For more information contact:

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301 Long Ave. 229-8216

OhetordIs Come

It brings us great joy to celebrate with
friends so loving and true. Have a safe,
healthy, and happy holiday.

Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty
Harmon Heavy
The Harmon Family

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Gulf County Senior Citizens Center
in its continuing effort to
serve our seniors
is offering foot care at the Gulf County Senior Citizen Center
on Monday, January 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
by Dr. Stephen Gross
Avenue D 12Port St. Joe


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Quick sale: Mexico Beach, as-9
sumable 9% mortgage. Stilt home fin-A
Wished up and down, 2 bath, 1300.sq.
ft. on 75'x150' fenced lot. 648-8176.
2tc 12/26
3 bedroom, 2 bath brick home
in Gulf Aire Subdivision. Unfurnished
except for stove, long term rental. No
pets. Call Gulf Aire Rrealty, 648-5716
for details. 3tc 12/19
Country living overlooking We-
tappo Creek, 3 bdrm., 2 ba. 1500 sq.
ft. living space, 15x26' grand room,
ch&a, fireplace, 2 car garage, 2 util.
bldg., 2 covered porches, one 14'x26'
open deck, swimming pool w/privacy
fence, beautiful landscaped on 2 1/2
acre lots with c/l fence. $56,500. Call
648-5323 for appt. tfc 12/12
14' wide mobile home on 1/2
acre lot. Airport Road, across from
Jones Homestead, $25,000. Call Billy
Carr, 229-6961. tfc 12/12
Owner financing. Two bedroom,
1 bath, mobile home, 90% remodeled,
new septic tank, city water, lot
75'x100'. Down payment $1,000, pay-
ments $252.05. Located in Beacon
Hill. Call 227-7411. 6tp 12/5

2 bdrm. trailer on 3/4 acre, adja-
cent to Wetappo Creek, fenced, Ig.
screen porch, storage bldg., $19,000
assume. mortgage. 229-8581 or 227-
'1566. tfc 12/5
50x150 lot w/2 BR, 14x60 MH
and all improvements. $21,500.
Americus St., St. Joe Beach. Financ-
ing Available. Call 648-5323.
tfc 12/5

1, 2 and 3 BEDROOM
(Rental Unit Available)
Cape San Bias, Florida
(904) 229-2777
-624, .-3964
i. 12/5'

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50x100 lot w/12x60. MH, 16x20
shop, all improvements. $21,500. 4th
and 2nd St Beacon Hill. Financing
available. 648-5323. tfc 12/5
Road, 1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9
miles south of Wewa. Owner financ-
ing. Call 229-6961. tfc 5/23/92
3 bedroom house, on 1 1/2 lots
at 512 9th St., Port St. Joe. 647-
8614. tfe 11/21

For Rent: 2 bedroom, 1 bath. On
4th St., Beacon Hill. Call 229-6961.
tfc 12/19
For Rent: Studio apartment, fur-
nished, 647-8481. tfc 12/12
Unfurnished 14' wide mobile
home, Jones Homestead area, $200
month. Call Billy Carr, 229-6961.
tfc 12/12

Furnished trailer and trailer lot,
227-1260. 4tc 12/12
2 bedroom, 1 bath trailer, fenced
yard, partially furnished, washer/
dryer, $100 deposit, $250 month.
639-5538. tfc 12/12
Country living overlooking We-
tappo Creek, 3 bdrm., 2 ba. 1500 sq.
ft. living space, 15x26' grand room,
ch&a, fireplace, 2 car garage, 2 until.
bldg., 2 covered porches, one 14'x26'
open deck, swimming pool w/privacy
fence, beautiful landscaped on 2 1/2
acre lots with c/l fence. $375 unfur-
nished, $450 furnished. Call 648-
5323 for appt. tfc 12/12
Brand new 2 bedroom, 2 1/2
bath unfurnished townhouses. 508
9th St. No pets. Call 1-576-1125 day
or 1-893-1586 evenings. 4tc 12/5
House for rent: at Howard
Creek, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, $200 per
month plus deposit. Call 1-256-1217.
tfe 12/5
1 bedroom apartment, carpeted
and well furnished. Good neighbor-
hood. 1505 Monument Ave.
S: tfc 11/28
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Furnished 2 bedroom mobile
home, St. Joe Beach. $275 month.
648-5323. tfc 12/5
Triplex, 2 bdrm., 2 ba. on the
Gulf, Cape San Bias. $375 month
plus utilities. Call 227-1322.
tfc 12/5
Mobile home spaces for rent. Call
827-7261, Howard Creek. tfc 12/5
Duren at 229-6031 and leave mes-
sage. tfc 12/5
The Phantry Hotel, Rooms Pri-
vate baths or dormitory style. Daily or
weekly rates. Will renovate to your
taste for lease. 302 Reid Ave., Port St.
Joe, FL 229-8723. tfc 12/5

* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & re-
frig., cen. h&a, screen porch, car-
port & laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove
& refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
tfe 12/5
Office Space for Lease: Spa-
cious, clean, well located office in con-
venient part of town. Lease required.
Call 227-7378. tfc 12/5
Warehouses, small and large,
some with office, suitable for small
business, 229-6200. tfc 12/5

No need for wet carpets. Dry
clean them with HOST. Use rooms
right away. Rent machine. St. Joe
Furniture, 227-1251. thru 12/90

Cater to Senior Citizens

'"Sun & Sand
Mobile Home Park (386-A)
1100N. 15th St.,
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Call (904) 648-8201 ,* 1/s

1987 K.5 Blazer, full power, 4-
wheel drive, 229-8156. tfc 12/12

Part Bassett, small brown male
dog, spayed black and brown medium
size pooch, white long-haired female,
2 part lab, black bird dog. 2 blackklt-
tens. Call Bobby Hayes, 229-8427.
Please read this ad to see if one
of these dogs that was picked up by
the county pound is yours. Both are
healthy and friendly. 1 light brown
chow type male; 1 boxer type bulldog
They were picked up at Highland
View Elementary. Please go get them
as soon as possible or they will be
killed. That is a fact. ltp 12/26
Christmas Puppies: Schipperke,
6 available for Christmas gifts. Male
and female, Wormed and first shorts,
weaned and ready for delivery Christ-
mas week. $300. 229-8737.


stallation, sanding, refinish. Oak, ma-
ple, heart pine available in 1.5"
widths through 6". 10 years profes-
sional experience. 653-2253.
4tp 12/26
Spruce up your pet for the holidays.
Boarding service available. 653-8218.
2tc 12/19
ER? Don't throw it away. Get yourself
some free beer money. I'll pick it up &
deliver some money. Call now, Swing-
arm Jm, 647-3116. tfc 12/5,

All Forms of Insurance
422 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
Phone 229-8899

tfe 12/5

408 Reid Ave. 229-6954
Mon. Sat., 8 a.m. 8 p.m.
Sun. 10 am. 6 p.m.
Self service or drop/off

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Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box A1C, Port St. Joe
Phone 229-6018
tfc 12/5

We Buy, Pawn, Sell or Trade

Indian Swamp Campground
Hwy. C-386, Howard Creek
tfc 12/5

LAYWER 1-265-4794
24 Years of Experience
Worker's Compensation, Occupa-tional
Diseases, Injuries and Accidents. No
charge for first conference.
tfc 12/5

29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks Body
& Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
tfc 12/5

All Types Yard Work. Mowing,
raking and trim. Reasonable. 229-
6435. tfc 12/5
Sewing and Alterations: drapes,
complete outfits, repairs. Call Daisy,
atAline's, 229-6600. tfc 12/5
^Port St. Joe Lodge No. 111
y/ Reg. Stated Communication
So lst and 3rd Thursday of ea.
month, Masonic Hall, 207 Reid Ave.
James Brooks, W.M.
Fred Nehring, Sec.
tfc 1/2
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meetings: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 4:00 p.m. & Tuesday 8:00
All meetings at St. James
Episcopal Church, all times eastern
For further AA information
call 648-8121.

Bookkeeping Service
Tax Returns A Specialty
302B Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
(904) 229-8581
tfc 12/5

All Types Roofing and Remodeling
30 years experience
Lie. #RB0030039, RC 0038936
"Where Quality Is Higher
Than Price"
tfc 12/5

New Installations & Service
Fall Special ,
Heater Check $15.00
Owner: Rull C. Lay, P. 0. Box 841,
Port St. Joe
Stn 11/14

Need It
Rent It
St. Joe Rental-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Port St. Joe 227-2112
tfc 12/5

Remodeling SandBlasting
Decks New Construction
Free Estimates 648-5886
Mike Taylor P.O 0. Box 13459
Uc. #RG0051240 Mexico Beach, FL
pd. hruJmn. 92

Small Engine Repair

Lawn Mowers
Weed Eaters
Chain Saws \
328 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe tfc 12/5

Happy Holidays! SENIOR
"If It SOOTS Your Fancy!" SCOUTS
PROFESSIONAL QUALITY $ 49.95 Call Anytime Mo.-Sun.

GLENN'S PAINT Rebuild Wrecks
LENN/S AINT Body & Window Work
: Expert Painting
& BODY SHOP Free Estimates
503 First Street Port St. Joe Insurance Claims
Phone 227-7133 tfc 12/5

Narcotics Anonymous
Meetings Monday Nights
8:00 p.m. at 302 Reid Ave.,
Information: Call (904) 229-6506

PAYS! Call 227-1278 to place
yours. $3.50 for first insertion,
2.00 a week for consecutive runs,
plus 5U per word for all over 20.

Phone 227-1782
Cuts, Color, Frosting, Perms
Betty's Beauty Salon
"A Family Salon"
311 Madison St. Betty Heath
Oak Grove Owner/Mgr.
tfc 12/5

Residential Interior
Commercial Exterior
Painting & Wallpaper Services
Reliable, Dependable, tfc 12/5
Quality Custom Work
Free estimates Lic. #90373
227-2737 15 yrs. experience
Leave message

Thomas Heat/
10 Years Experience
All Types of Services
Commercial, Residential
Major Appliance Service
Call 648-3045
tfc 12/5


Independent Sales Representative
211 Allen Memorial Way o Port St. Joe
(904) 229-M4460 tfc 12/


Sears Catalog Sales

410 Reid Ave. tfc 12/5

Women's Support Group, 7:00
p.m. Monday St. James Episcopal
Church. 227-1145 or 227-1128.

Wauneta's Accounting
& Income Tax

Wauneta Brewer St. Joe Beach

Helping Hand

Thrift Shop
Good donations
Proceeds to Missions
201 Hwy. 98
(across from Hull Station)
4tp 12/12

6' U 8 BilloQuaranta
Homes Outhouses
Old-Fashioned Quality
Commercial Buildings
Hand-Nailed Craftsmanship
Log Cabins Additions


RENT-A.L, Inc.
Small Engine Repairs
Chain: saws
Small Engine Sales
We now make chains
for most chainsaws.
706 1st St. St. Joe
Bob Ridgley,
tfc 12/5

Harmon's Heavy Equipment Co.
Specializing In Black Top Soil
648-8924 or 648-5767 if no answer tc12/

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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA tfc 2/5 904/229-6821

Hot Roofing, Built-Up, I-Ply System
Free Estimates
Phone (904) 229-6201 PAT TOUSIGNANT

Terry Parrish Construction Company

New Homes
Additions & Remodeling
All Your Building Needs


For Free Estimates, Call 229-8589

221 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe, FL
(904) 227-1450
State Certified Residential Appraiser #0001273
Frances Chason 229-8747
Charles Shoaf 227-7429 Doris Strickland 229-8988
New Listing: Duplex apartment 2 BR each masonry Good condition o 50' x 170'
lot. Excellent buy at $25,000. .
104 21st St.: Very nice, recently updated brick home, 3BR/2ba, living room, dining,
den with fireplace, new roof, central h/a, large kitchen, garage, covered patio,
outside storage and fenced yard $77,900.00.
139 Westcott Circle: Why build when you can walk into this lovely, immaculate 3
(split) bedroom, 2 bath home with large great room, fire place, dining room, 2
car garage and many amenities too numerous to mention. Landscaped back
yard has privacy fence and screen enclosed pool with connecting walkway and
patio: A must see $105,000.00.
419 18th St.: Spacl, /l Vl.'t b9me with lots of built-is, living room
with fireplace,a ,hfBm Mfn ,N A tfkdt,d, fenced back yard and workshop
located in nice neighborhood on comer lot. $72,000.00
712 Woodward A -.}a 1.% tpiboe, central h/air, located on comer
lot, outside sto & f .Ra r urbInmbnt home. $33,000.00.
1402 Long Ave.: Well kept 2 BR/1 bath home with c/h & air plus 2 rental aptsl 2 bd/
1 bath each. All for $59,500.
1314 Garrison Ave.: 2 BR, 1 bath home with double carport on 1 1/2 lots, fenced
back yard. $35,000.
1101 Constitution Drive: BAYFRONT Lovely two story, 3 BR, 1 1/2 jath home.
$126,000.0. REDUCED TO $99,000.00.
517 4th St.: Charming older 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in great condition, new roof,
517 1/2 4th St.: Apartment building with two furnished apartments, each two bed-
room, 1 bath. A Great Investmentl Rent from apartments could make your mort-
gage payments. Good rental record. BOTH FOR ONLY $50,000.00. Reduced
to $55,000.00.
230 7th St.: Price reduced on this newly painted 3 bedroom, 1 bath home with deck
and outside storage. Good starter home, good rental investment.
105 Hunter St.: 3BR, 1 bath with extra room which could be 4th BR, living room, din-
ing room, den, screened porch, privacy fence, carpet, ch/a on 2 lots.
201 Iola St.: 2 BR, 2 bath, living room, kitchen, closed in back porch. $19,900.
Corner of Deer and Perch: 2 BR, 1 bath ?obile home, furnished, ch/a, utility build-
ing with washer and dryer on 2 lots, covered outside patio or car port. $27,000
Comfortable 4 bedroom, 2 bath home located on waterfront with 3+ acres, outside
storage building with full bath. Beautiful grounds. Must see to appreciate.
Between 3rd and 4th Street, Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach: 3 BR, 2 ba home with large
glassed in front porch. Completely furnished. $125,000.00. *
3rd Ave., Beacon Hill: Two bedroom, 1 bath home, 3 blocks from the Beach, ideal
for young couple or retired couple, 1 1/2 lots, fenced in yard with fruit trees,
quiet neighborhood. $45,000.00.
Corner 7th St. & Maryland Ave., Mexico Beach: Owner anxious to sell this 3 bed-
room, 1 bath stilt house on extra large comer lot. Assumable mortgage and pos-
sible owner financing. Only $50,000.00.
Ponce De Leon, St. Joe Beach: Nice 2 bedroom, 2 bath 14'x70' mobile home with
sun deck and screened porch on two 75'x150' lots. Central heat & air, all appli-
ances. $45,00.00.
1908 & 1910 Long Ave.: 2 nice high lots, 60x140 and 68x172.
Cape San Bias: 270 ft. prime Gulf frontage 600 ft. deep. Will sell or all part.
Gulf Aire: single family residential lot, Gulf Aire Drive $17,900.
Mexico Beach, 43rd St.: Nice canal lot w/city dock across street, 71'x90'. $39,000.
Ward Ridge: 2 corner lots, Barbara Drive & Tapper Avenue, $18,000.
Howard Creek: 1.7 acres MOL $6,000.00. Owner will subdivide.
Chlpola Cut Off PRICED FOR QUICK SALE 3 lots ONLY $8,000.00.
St. Joseph Shores: Owner will listen to offers on this 3 acres with 231 ft. of highway
Port St. Joe: 520 3rd St. 50x170. $8,000.00.
Port St. Joe: 301 Woodward zoned commercial, 75x150. Reduced to $10,000.00.
Mexico Beach: Texas Drive. Nice home lot 100'x100'. $10,000.00.



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*News from Wewahitchka Elementary How the Mice Turned
SBy Linda Whitfield k th Christmas Clock

ywu tIJU asonw to ism '.yvwi
There is good news and bad
news. The bad news is, according
to the National Wildlife Federa-
tion, American hrew away 31 bil-
lion aluminum. cans last year;
enough to circle the earth almost
100 times! The good news is that
we recycled 55 billion aluminum
cans. The sixth grade students in
Mrs. Lori Price's room want to en-
courage people to continue recy-
cling, especially during the
Christmas season when people
tend to be more extravagant. To
help stress their recycling mes-
sage, the students built a three-
dimensional Christmas tree from

several nunare aluminum cans.
The tree stands about three feet
tall and was featured in the an-
nual Christmas parade last Sat-
"Stone Soup"
The second grade classes of
Miss Joyce Quinn and Mrs. Sue
McDaniel have worked on a play
as the culminating event for their
unit on nutrition. Miss Patsy vid-
eoed the children so they could
see themselves as actors.
"Caroling Around the School"
All the classes at WES have
gotten an opportunity to sing
their favorite carol on the video.
Fsah morning this week. Miss

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CASE. NO. 91-251
TO: DAVID B. LANGSTON If living, and If not liv-
ng to his heftr, successors and assigns and
pres claiming by, through or under him:
283 Avenue D
Port St. Joe, Florida.
c/o Alfred Wirm, Esquire
Post Office Box 2842
St. Petersburg Florida 33731
Franklin and Zack Street
Tampa. Florida 33602
301 4th Street
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a Mortgage on the following property in Gulf
County. Florida: '
Commencing at a St. Joe Paper Com-
pany monument marking the North-
west Corner of South Half of Section
1, Township 9 South, Range 11 West;
thence N89141'45"E along the North
Une of said South Half a distance of
466.01 feet to an Irqn rod on the East-
erly Right of Way Line of County Road
No. 30, said Right of Way being 66:00
feet in width; thence S5630'5OW along
said Right of Way Une 830.94 feet for
the Point of Beginning thence
N89'41'45"E, 217.81 feet; thence
S6B"30W'W. 75.54 feet; thence
S89I41'45"W. 217.81 feet to a point on
said Easterly Right of Way Line of
County Road No. 30; thence
N630'50'W along said Right of Way
UAne, 75.54 feet to the Point of Begin-
ning, being located in Section 1,. Town-
ship 9 South. Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida. Lot 12, Unit IX. Bay-
co Unrecorded.
Description: Parcel 1
A 10 foot wide non exclusive ngress
and egress easement for access to St.
Josph Bay along a portion of the
Southerly Boundary of Treasure Bay.
a subdivision of a portion of fractional
Section 14. Township 9 South, Range
11 West, Gulf County, Florida. accord-
ing to the plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 3, Page 32, in the Public Records
of Gulf County, Florida, and being
morcipartliulariydescrlbed as follows:

Commence at a concrete monument
marking the Southeasterly Comer of
Treasure Bay and thence go
N8918'39'W along the Southerly
Boundary of Treasure Bay for a dis-
tance of 375.95 feet for the Point of'
Begging. From said Point of Begin-
ning departing said Southerly Boun-
dary line go S1524'53'W for a dis-
tance of 10.34 feet; thence go
N8918'39PW, parallel with the South-
erly Boundary of Treasure Bay for a
distance of 281.41 feet. more or less,
to the water's edge of St. Joseph Bay;.
thence go NOO*4121"E along said wa-
ter's edge for a distance of 10.00 feet
to a point on the Southerly Boundary
of Treasure Bay; thence departing said
water's edge go S89'18'39"E for a dis-
tance of 284.04 feet to the Point of Be-
Description: Parcel 2
A 10 feet wide non exclusive Ingress
and egress easement for access to St
Joseph Bay along a portion of the
Northerly Boundary of Treasure Bay, a
'subdivision of a portion of Fractional
Section 14, Township 9 South, Range
11 West, Gulf County, Florida, accord-
ing to the plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 3, Page 32, in the Public Records
of Gulf County, Florida and being
more particularly described as follows:
Commence at a concrete monument
marking the Northeasterly Corner of
Treasure Bay and thence go
N8918'39PW along the Northerly
Boundary of Treasure Bay for a dis-
tance of 254.12 feet for the Point of
Beginning. From said Point of Begin-
nrng continue N89-18'39W along
d Northerly Boundary for a dis-
tance of 311.81 feet to a point on the
water's edge of St Joseph Bay, thence
departing said Northerly Boundary
Line go N0041'2"E along said wa-
ter's edge for 10.00 feet; thence de-
parting said water's edge, go
S89*18'39"E, parallel with the North-
erly Boundary of Treasure Bay for a
distance of 314.44 feet; thence go
S1524'53'W for a distance of 10.34
feet to the Point of Beginning.
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it
on John L. Gloello, Plaintif's attorney, whose ad-
dress is P.O. Box 1987, Panama City. Florida,
32402 on or before the 16th day of January, 1992
and file the original with the Clerk of this court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiffs attorney or imme-
diately thereafter, otherwise, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in the
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on the 17th day of December, 1991.
Gulf County
Clerk of Circuit Court
BY: /s/ Tonya Knox
DeputyClerk e .. J a 9 d
,Publish: December 26, January, 2, 9, and 16.
F1991. 1" "" ^' -"*"*


Open competitive: closing date
12/28/91. Class Title/Code: Public
Health Nutritionist Supervisor/5220.
Pos. #54543, *WPending Classifica-
tion Approval"* Salary range
$817.45 $1,394`98 biweekly. page
grade: 088.
Minimum qualifications: Must be
licensed as a dietician/nutritionist in
accordance with Chapter 468, Florida
Statutes, or be eligible to practice die-
tetics in accordance with Chapter
21M, Section 48.001, 48.002, or
48.003, Florida Administrative Code,
and have 2 years of professional expe-
rience in public health nutrition.
A master's degree from an ac-
credited college or university in public
health *nutrition, dietetics, food and
nutrition or food service management
may substitute for one year of the re-
quired professional experience.
NOTE: This is a responsible, pro-
fessional position requiring the exer-
* cise of considerable planning and
judgment for the coordination, opera-
tion and evaluation of the Gulf/
Franklin County WIC and Nutrition
Location: Port St. Joe/Gulf
Program: Gulf County Public
Health Unit
Submit application to: James M.
Cersosimo, Jr. D.O.
502 Fourth St., Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida 32456.
Telephone number: (904) 227-
1276. 2tc 12/19

LPN's needed all shifts, competi-
tive salary. Apply in person at Bay St.
George Care Center, Eastpoint, FL or
phone Jan Lambert, DON, 670-8571.
t4tc 12/5

Help Wanted: build fences, oper-
ate, maintain tractors and bush hog,
generallaborer. Call 227-7506.
tfc 11/28

We are searching for a person
with an excellent attitude, strong
work ethic, exceptional people skills
and an inquisitive intellect. This per-
son must desire a long term career in
Dental Assisting here in Port St. Joe.
Send resume' to: Frank D. May,
D.M.D., 319 Williams Ave., Port St.
Joe, FL. No phone calls please.
tfc 11/28

NURSES We have available:
One RN position; one LPN position. If
you prefer part-time at present and
full-time later please call to discuss.
Bay St Joseph care Center, 229-
8244. tfc 12/5

Experienced tax preparers & re-
ceptionist wanted for tax season. Re-
fresher course given. Permanent sea-
sonable work available. Call collect at
785-0482. tfc 11/21

Immediate Openings: Calhoun
Correctional Institution located in
Blountstown, Florida on the pristine
Apalachicola River, within 1 hr. drive
of the Gulf of Mexico and the state
capitol, Is currently recruiting for Sr.
Registered Nurse-F/C positions.
Salary range, $1,072.69-
$1,349.94 (salary range negotiable).
Optional salary incentives include:
$80.00 bi-weekly shift differential, 1
1/2 overtime pay, on-call duty pay,
on-site mobile home space for a cost
of $2.00 per month, with water, sew-
erage, and lawn maintenance provld-
ed free.
Additional benefits: Retirement
paid by the State of Florida, excel.
State Health Insurance Coverage at
reduced premium cost. Special dental
health coverage and rates. Twenty six
(26) paid annual and sick leave days,
ten (10) paid holidays. Free continu-
ing educational courses offered by
State University $500 annual allow-
ance for job related professional de-
velopment courses.
Minimum qualifications: license
as a registered professional nurse in
accordance with Florida Statute 464
or eligible to practice nursing in ac-
cordance with Fla. Administrative
Code 210.8.27 and 1 yr. of profession-
al nursing experience; or a bachelor's
degree from an accredited college or
university with a major in nursing
and licensure as a registered nurse in
accordance with Florida Statute 464
or eligible to practice nursing in ac-
cordance with Fla. Administrative
Code 210.8.27.
Please send a State of Florida ap-
plication to:
Personnel Office, Calhoun Cor-
rectional Inst., P. 0. Box 2000,
Blountstown, FL 32424.
An Affirmative Action/Equal Op-
portunity Employer. tfc 12/5

Wanted: Home or homesite on
Cape San Blas, prefer Gulf to road.
Call or write: Sottrel 708-530-0623,
15 W 684 Patricia Lane, Elmherst, IL
60126 20tp 10/3

Want to Buy:
USED tractor and
bush hog and used
table saw for
Call I. W. Duren
4tp 12/19

Two TVs color 19", $65 and $75.
work great Console $85; VCR $75.
647-3116. Itc 12/26

1986 14'x60' mobile home, 2
bdrm., 1 bath, cen. h&a, skirting &
porch, $5,800 cash. 647-3178, leave
message. 2tp 12/26

1989 14'x70' North River mobile
home, 2 bdrm., 2 bath, Ir, kitchen,
until. room. Includes cen. h/a, power
pole, concrete steps. Call Renee dur-
ing day at 229-6112 or evenings, 639-
5519. 4tp 12/26

Tires, pair of Michelin P205/75
R14XH, good tread, $50. 647-8260.
Itp 12/26

Computer desk with shelves for
monitor printer etc. $40. Call 229-
6543. Itp 12/26

Recognized safe & effective by U. S.
Center for Veterinary Medicine
against hook, round, & tapeworms in
dogs & cats. Available O-T-C at Bar-
field's Lawn & Garden, 229-2727.
10tc 12/19
DOG FOOD ***, Specifically formulat-
ed for hunting dogs, field competitors
& growing pups. Barfield Lawn &
Garden, 229-2727. 8tc 12/12

CINE: Promotes healing and hair
growth to any mange, hot spot, or
fungus on dogs & horses without ster-
DEN, 229-2727. lOtc 10/31

To buy or sell Avon call Sarah
Kemp at 229-6495 after 5 p.m. or
weekends. thru Dec. 91

Electrolux and all other vacu-
ums, repairs and sales, bags, any-
thing for any vacuum and any central
built-in vac's. Callaway Vacuum, Tyn-
dall Parkway, Panama City, FL
32404. 763-7443. tfc 12/5

Port St. Joe Western Auto now
honoring Panama City Western Auto
Co. store advertised tire sale prices.
Sears Card now at Port St. Joe West-
ern Auto. Discover TOOl 227-1105.

FREE: Eight lesson Bible study.
Postage and envelope supplied.
Send request to Bible Study, P. 0.
Box 758, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
tfc 12/5

PAYS! Call 227-1278 to place
yours. $3.50 for first insertion,
$2.00 a week for consecutive runs,
plus 54 per word for all over 20.

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One Christmas Eve, Santa
was very late in arriving at the lit-
tle village of Snowflake, the last
stop on his annual trip around
the world.
Fortunately, all the children
of the village were asleep, so they
didn't know that Santa had been
As the village slept, animals
gathered at the town square to
discuss the situation. It was al-
most 6 o'clock, the hour when the
children traditionally arose on

few days is hard to bear.
Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christ-
mas and a Happy New Yearl
School will resume for teachers
and staff on January 6 (Monday)
and on Tuesday, January 7th for
students. Everyone have a safe

Christmas morning.
'There are going to be some
pretty disappointed youngsters
around here," commented the cal-
ico cat. 'You can say that again,"
growled the German shepherd.
You see, on Christmas Eve all the
animals of the village would for-
get about their usual rivalries
and speak to each other.
Just then, a robin landed on
the square. "Santa's on his way!"
he chirped. The animals barked,
mewed, squealed, and crowded
over this good news".
'Wait a minute," grunted the
pig. "It may be too late. The chil-
dren will be getting up soon."
"If we could only keep them
in bed a little longer," whinnied
the horse. But how, the animals
Suddenly, a field mouse
squeaked excitedly. "I know We'll
go into all the houses and turn

back all the clocks"
The animals applauded this
idea, and soon all the field mice
of the village were scurrying into
homes and clambering up he
clocks. They moved back all the
hands a half hour, just enough
time for Santa to finish his
It wasn't long before Santa
did arrive. When he heard about
what the field mice had done, he
laughed heartily and thanked
them. Then he went to work put-
ting presents under every tree.
Just as the clocks began to
strike six, Santa climbed into his
sleigh and flew off, waving good-
bye to the animals of the village.
As the children happily
opened their presents, the ani-
mals settled down for a nap. They
were tired from waiting up all
night for Santa, and the field
mice were the most tired of all!

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Patsy and her TV crew visit four
classrooms and have them since
one song on the video. Then,
thanks to technology, we viewed
in in about five minutes.
Christmas Band Concert
on the Green
What a pleasure. to have the
Wewa High Jr. and Sr. Concert
Band perform for us during this
week before Christmas. Mr. Terry
Stryker, Band Director, has taken
this band to greater heights than
they have ever been before. When
introducing Mr. Stryker, Mr. Kel-
ley said that "In my 25 years in
Gulf County, this is the best band
that we have ever had and we
owe it all. to Mr. Terry Stryker."
The band spotlighted several solo-
ists, trios, and sections of the
band with lively Christmas mu-
sic. We appreciate their coming
and playing for us.
The Six Lindas
In one's classroom, it is not
unusual to have a student or two
with the same first name. In our
school, there are six staff mem-
bers named Linda! All I guess are
'baby boomers' and I do remem-
ber my mother telling me that
"Linda" was the most popular
name during that era. (Much like
Jennifer, Heather, are popular
,now.) Here they are: Nurse-Linda
Taunton Chan; PE Aide, Linda
Teresa Redd; 4th Grade teacher,
Linda Husband Lawrence; ESE
Teacher, Linda Tripp Atchison;
3rd Grade Teachers, Linda Tre-
main, and Linda Whitfleld.
WES Has Christmas Parties
and a Movie
On Friday, the last day of
school for the first semester, all
classes had Christmas parties the
last 45 minutes of the day. That
morning, the movie Prancer was
shown to the entire school.
Teachers watched as they started
averaging grades, and doing other
last minute jobs. The parties were
super nice, thanks to all the par-
ents who pitched in.
WES Expresses Sympathy to
Whitfield Family
The faculty and staff of WES
would like to express its sympa-
thy to all members of the Whit-
field family for the loss of Mr. J.K.
Whitfield and his mother, 'Miss'
Pearl Whitfleld. Miss Pearl was
the Home Agent in Gulf County
for a long number of years. Ken-
neth was a school board member
for about 11 years and was Presi-
'dent of Wewa State Bank. Any
death is sad, but ,two members of
the same f~ajlyJ, the span of 4


1302D Hwy. 98: 2 bd., 1 1/2 be., townhome, com-
pletely turn. kitchen, good view, $53,000.
312 Georgia Ave., mobile home with Dc
porch & utility rooms.e t o
Robin Lane, nice residential area, 108'xl10' lot, B
Corner of Hwy. 98 & 26th St 2 story duplex, 2 bd.. A
1 bea, each unit, gulf view, comer lot, $75,300. Jo
111 South 38th St. A TRUE HOME at the beach 3
bd., 2 ba., cen h&a. Stucco spells EASY MAINTE.
NANCE. Appliances and furniture INCLUDED.
$96400- Reduced $89,500. BEACH I
139 PALM ST.: IMMACULATE! Home on stilts, 2 home on
bd., 2 1/2 ceramic tile baths, liv. room AND family $175,000
L., spacious decking. Screened picnic area nd BEACH I
paved parking ground level. $B3,600, $89,900. dral ceilin
Mexico Beach, Grand Isle: Corner lot, 72'x115, WATERF
$11.500. bd. 1 ba.
104 N. 27th St: Stucco & block home, 3 bd., 2 be. End of 3
liv./dining combo, Fla. rm., master bd., ch&a, front homr
privacy fence, walk to Beach. $62,500. ling throu
4th St.: 3 bd., 1 be. COMPLETELY RENOVATED porch. $4
this year. Great for first home or retirement home. Great we
4 609. $46,000. MAKE OFFER. Gulf of IM
131 Pine St. Pretty residential lot, excellent neigh. bd., 1 be.
borhood, houses only, $12,500. 38th St.
109 Circle Dr.: Great view of Gulf. 3 bd., 2 ba., home, sp
brick home, spacious enclosed sun room, Ig. deck 2 ba., co
& patio, con. h&a, partially furnished, carport, $115,000
$95,000. Beachfro
16th St lot, Beach access approx. 500', level resi- room, 2 1
dental lot located on small pond. Possible owner fi- to $79,90
nancing, $23,500. Townhor
310 Maryland Ave.: Mobile home on very Ig. lot, nished, s
split plan, 2 bd., 2 be., deck, screen porch, fenced, $96,500.
a quiet area, $36,400. Seashon
508 Georgia Ave.: MOBILE HOME LOT cleared unit w/fir
off with 1,000 gal. septic tank, power pole, water fum., $12
hooked up. $417,690 $17,000. MAKE OFFER. Cortez S
37th St., Brittle #21 & #22,2 bd., 2 ba., excel. ren- bd., 2 1/2
tale, completely furnished, just steps to pier & gulf. es, $122,
$63,000 each. Gulf AIs
Brittle #15,37th St. Completely furn., 2 bath, 2xbd., 1 2 b., n
townhome, close to Gulf. $63,000., .,98134Hw
PierRosd, 2bd., 1 1/2 ba., sunken liv. rm., deck w/ $159,900
great view, $73,500. 9821 Hw
Pier Road: 2 bd., 2 be. furnished townhome, 800'. $98,500
fish from pier or swim in gulf. SW,000. MAKE
. Texas St, 100'x108' vacant lot w11050 gal. septic 400-C G
tank in place for 3 bd. home. $12,500. court &
Georgia Ave. Quality built "Peachtree Tall Oaks" triplex, 31
mobile home, 2 bd., -2 ba., w/new 3 ton air .cond., r, e
landscaped, deck,-0,900. Third reduction, to home. $7
$35,000. 41oe.$7
100-. waterfront with 66' +- across highway. 412BGul
Zoned commercial. b .,est,
127 Miramar Dr.: OWNER SAYS SELL! Beach- ties. $79
side duplex, excel. location, beautiful view from ta. $,
your screen porch, 400' to beach, or walk to Canal Gulf 'Ali
Park 2 bd., 1 bea. each side, paved parking, Ig. until. $29,000.
rm., $4.40,00. REDUCED TO $125,000.00. Gulf Air
Corner of 386 & U.S. 98. Uniquel On bluff over- $30,000.
looking the Gulf. Well kept furnished stucco con- GulfAime
create block home. 3 bd., 2 be.. great room w/ Prime Lo
fireplace, dbl. carport. A must see for $114,000. Beacon I
4th & Fortnmer: Great View; spacious home w~Sig S Pi
deck, Ig. liv. rm w/fp, farn. rm., dr, kit. w/applL, new SaP
carpet & tile. 3 bd., 2 ba. master bath has dresing MARKET
area w/walk-in closet. PLUS 2 bd. fum. apartment, Beaon I
Owner Anxious. $95,000. Nicreso
Corner of 13th & Hwy. 98, vacant lot, zoned for Gulf An
business, 90x190', $120,000. $17,900.
Robin Lane: Vacant lot, owner anxious, $10,000. Beacon I
Sea St: 1 corner lot with adjoining lot, vacant, Gulf AIr
zoned for mobile homes. $28,500 total for the two. sewer tap
37th SL, 2 bd., 2 ba. townhome, end unit, beautiful- Bucaa
ly furnished, near pier, OWNER ANXIOUS, low traffic
$69,500, make offer. Gulf Airm
37th St, Vacant lot, 75'x100'; nice building lot, lot, $21,56
close to beach, pier, beachside, $59,900. Beacon
1810 Hwy. 98, Great Rental Investment. One 2 Poriwinkl
bdrm., 2 bath apartment, one one bdrm., 1 bath apt. area, $19
Reduced to $85,500:
41st St. Beach"lde: Unit in four plex. Neat as a Gulf Air*
pinl Furnished; 2 bd., 1 1/2 ba. Very affordable, pool area.
$54,500. Gulf Aire
117 40th SL Apt. 2:2 bd., 1 be., furnished, close 1 bd., lb
to beach, Reduced to $37,900, make offer. $155,000
Hwy. 98: Great buy for home across street from bd. units
beach. Nice 2 bd., 1 1/2 ba. townhomes, furnished. Gulf Airs
$48,500 ea. or $146,000 for all 3. 1 SOLD. of 6 units,
12th St Business Center: commercial lot 2nd Gulf Air
from highway. $35,000. construct
S Gulf Aim
CANAL FRONT lot, $22.9
Hwy. 98: 125' canal front frontage..
Residentialtcommercial (across from Canal Park).
Unique 2 level home, wooded landscaped lot, Corner o
privacy fence, decks, partial owner financing. Cal OF ROOI
for appt.'$162,000. bd., 1 ba.,
Prime location for fishermen and beach lovers, FIXER UP
126 Miramer Dr. CANAL FRONT SINGLE FAMILY comer lot,
RESIDENCE w/dock, walk to beach, completely fur- 124 SEL
nished, owner built, 3 bd., 2 be. single family reel- w/mlrrore
dence. $215,000. 2 full be.,
C MIremar Dr, canalfront townhome, very nice, to- repair). 8
tally fum., 2 bd., 2 1/2 be. w/dock, $ 10,0190 RE- DECK. $8
DUCED TO $100,000. Sants An
partially fe
2 lots $8,500 ea. Third Ave. between l t& complete
St., Houses or mobile homes. $49,B0.
2nd Ave.: Three lots, 50'xlO0' with septic tanks, Alabamae
$13,750.00 each or $39,500 for all three. Owner fi- $13,500.
nancing available. Corner B
Beacon Hill Estates: Lucia Ave., nice residential Skyline m
lot, 100'x120', $13,000. den, withI
Beacon Hill Estates: Hwy. 386, residential lot, h/sa, I. db
age. Land
100'x120(. $17,000. $44,00.
Beacon Hill Lots: 3rd Ave. Between 1st & 2nd St. 240 Sant
Owner financing, 20% down. $7,000 each. 4
60rx1e nannliving. Liv
50'x00'. around 0
4th Ave. & 3rd St., Newly remodeled & redeoorat- $65000.
ed 3 bd., 1 bae. home on 3 lots. Reduced to Bay St.
$67,000. Call for details. bath mo
2nd Ave. & 4th St.: 2 lots 50'x100' each, cleared, on level,
$22,500 for both. vacation r

Choose 1 of 2 lots available, corner of 3rd St. & 4th 5912 Geo
Ave. or corner of 3rd St. & 3rd Ave. $13,500 ea. 2 oar gara
Faulk & LucIa-Large vacant comer lot 120x100', Comer G
zoned for homes, short distance to beach. $15,000. beach. 2
6th St, 2 1g. vacant lots zoned for houses, $32,000 appliance
total, duced to
4 wooded lots, $20,000. Comer o
1985 double wide 3 bd., 2 ba. mobile home in the cldean, wel
center of 3 lots. $42,900. port, nice
3rd Ave.: Nice 14x60' Scot 1984 mobile home, 2 Cormr ol
bd., 1 ba. custom built masonite siding, shingle $14,000
roof, other extras. $35,000. S04..

len F. Allemore, Broker
ot Craddock 648-5486
Joy Holder 648-8493
irenda Lynn 648-8215
ohn Maddox 648-8899
>an Smithwick 648-5374

FRONT BARGAIN! End of 33rd St. Older
2 lots. Save $20,000. Now priced at
FRONT RESIDENCE, 3 bd., 2 be., cathe-
g & fp. in liv. rm., deck, $136,900.
RONT SEA SILO: 2 bd., 1 ba. upstairs, 2
down, deck Assumable loan. $99,600.
3rd SL: Beautiful view from older beach-
me situated on 2 lots, heart of pine panel-.
ughout home. 2 bd./1 ba. plus carport &
98,830- $175,000 Special Pricel
terfront InvesitentI Total of 3 lots from
texico to Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach with 2
older house, $135,000.
Luxury by the Pier #3, beachfront town-
ectacular view, newly furnished, 3 bd., 2 1/
mpletely furnished, 40,00 REDUCED
. Make offer.
snt townhomer, Jax oeech. 2 bed-
/2 bath, fully futI,*l6 Reduced
ie 9709. Beachfront townhome, nicely fur-
swimming pool & tennis court privileges.
e #1 and #3, Beautiful 3 d., 2 1/2 be.,
place, good storage, closet space, un-
t. End Triplex at St. Joe Beach: Lg. 3
2 be., covered deck, good layout, fireplac-
900. Middle Unit Available, .
STownhome: 9733, Waterront 2 d., 2
icely and completely furnished, $95,000.
y. 98:Absolutely beautiful -3 bd. 2 1/2 ba.. ,
1y. 98: beautiful 2 bd., 2 1/2 ba. townhome.
unfurnished, $105,000 fumished.

ulf Aire Dr.: Easy walk to beach. Tennis
swimming pool facilities. Lovely home in
bd., 3 bath, stone fireplace, garage & oth-
ies. Ideal for yr. round living or vacation
iff AIrke Dr.: 1/2 duplex. Unique 3 bdrm., 2
tom designAdlh erFsthedral calling,
oh/a, garage'AlTwlioes. Many ameni-
e Dr.: multi-family or single family lot,
e Dr.: Comer lot' with view of water,

Dr.: 2 lots available. $17,000 ea.
t facing the gulf, 60'x180', $50,000.
Road: Nice vacant lot, $22,500.
a Dr. Vacant lot, nice, BACK ON THE
, $28,000.
Road, good vacant lot, $22,500.
dental lot, $17,900.
e Drive: Good single family vacant lot,
Road: One large single family lot. $19,500.
SDrive: Multi or single family vacant lot,
p pd., Readyl $17,200.
er Dr.: Extra Ig. vacant lot, beautiful trees,
Area, $35,000.
Dr.: Close to pool & tennis courts,.vacant
Road: Vacant lot, good location, $19,500.
e Dr.: Vacant lot, located in slow traffic
* Dr.: Vacant lot close to tennis court &
Dr.: Triplex, two 3 bd. 2 be. units and one
e. unit, very nice, good investment, all 3 at
or will sell individually for $69,900 ea 3
& $34,900 1 bd. unit.
Drive: 2 triplexes 1 bd. w/loft each, total
furnished. $38,900 ea.
Dr.: Duplex, 3 bd., 2 ba. ea. side, excel.
on. $69,900 per unit.
Dr.: Duplex, triplex or single family vacant

f Alabama Ave. & Balboa St. PLENTY
M ON 2 LOTS, 14'X70' mobile home, 2
, ch&a, front & rear decks, $39,900.
IPER FrCMS u 2 bd., 1 ba.. ,If
d walls, vaulted selling, stone f.p., 3 bd.,
kit/dining, Inside utility rm., POOL (needs
ena: 3 bdrm., 1 be. stucco. 75'xi70'
nced lot. $37,500.
o St.: A must seel 1988 3BR, 1 bath MH,
y fenced. Beautifully landscaped.

St. Nice lot for home or mobile home.
ay St. & Alabem: 24'48 quality built
mobile home. Formal liv. rm. & din. rm.,
kitchen. Comes with all appliances. Cn.
I. garage, offers workshop and super stor-
dscaped, chain link fenced yard, 40,004.
Mkean offer.
l Anna St.: Home for family or weekend
., din. rm., kit., 2 1g. bd., 2 be., wrap-
ck Septic system allows another bd.
rive by to see this attractive 2 bedroom, 2
ie home with large screen porch & deck
wooded lot. Completely furnished for your
treat or permanent residence. $38,500.

irgia Ave., 2 bd., 2 ba. mobile home with
ige,1g. deck, nice yd. $42,500.
utuf St & Americus Ave.: 1 block frmo
bd., 2 be. 14'x70' mobile home, ch/a, al
as, double garage on 2 lots, $42,00, Re-
f Canal & Alabama. Partially furnished
ll-maintained 3 bd., 2 ba. double wide, car-
yd. w/fruit trees & shade trees. $45,000.
I Americus & Selmi, 3 lots available. 2 at
ea. & 1 at $15,500. Owner financing. 1


Corner 10th Street and U.S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410

(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478

Coronado & U.S. 9: Unobstructed gulf view. Co.
ronado #4, 2 bd., 1 1/2 be. townhome, ch&a, total
elec., NICEI $7,600. Reduced to $89, 0.
Pinhed St.. 4 lots in first block to beach, $20,000
Hwy. 9, between Pine & Canal Streets: Lot,
beautiful view, Reduced to $25,000.
Columbus St., nicely furnished 3 bd., 2 ba. mobile
home, 11/2 blocks to beach, $40,000.
St. Joe Bech, Coronado #7, 2 bd., 1 1/2 be.
townhome, unrestricted gulf view, furnished, nice.
Reduced to $65,000. Meke offer.
Corner Sante Anna & U.S. Hwy. 9L 4 bd., 2 be.
or possibly could be converted into 2 rental units.
$7,0001 Now $60,000. MAKE OFFER.
w.98 between Balboa & Magellan. Develop.
et! 3/4 of block plus 1 lot. Look to the future. Su-
per investment. $330,000.
St. Joseph Shores: Great buy for home across
street from beach. 2 bd, 1 1/2 ba. townhome, fum.,
$48,500 or $194,000 for al 4.
Corondo Townhomes: 2 bd., 1 1/2 be., dedicat-
ed beach. Unobstructed view. Al amenities. Fur-
nished $84,900; unfurnished $74,500.

1310 Monument: Beautiful home, excel.
neighborhood, lovely landscaped yard, 2 lots, home
completely renovated 7 years ago. Liv. rm
w/fireplace & panelled walls, very g.' famr rm.,
kitchen w/dining, 4 bds. Cal for more details
906 Garison Ave. "Good Cents home with lob of
amenities. Nice yd & neighborhood. New roof,
Entrepreneur alertl Business for sale, Sub Shopl
Excel. location, comer of Hwy. 98 & 4th SL
Business & equipment only, $1161M.0 $30,000.
Oak Grove: Zoned commercial, corner of Duval &
2nd. Bldg. has can. h&a, may be used as grocery
store, cafe, beauty parlor, church, eto. $0,00 .
Back on Marketl 1101 Conetituon Dr.: Bayfront
lovely.2 story beautiful view, 3bd., 11/2 ba., Ig. lot. :
Was $125,000, reduced to $99,000 ---,.... ...
2012 Long Ave. 4 bedroom, 2 bath with in ground
"pool Completely fenced. $67,500. .
Cape Plantation: 103 Plantation Drive: A great '
home for the golfer 3 bd, plus a bonus room, 2 1/2
be., 2,000 sq. ft. approx. Small equity & assume,
2011 Juniper Ave.: Walking distance to schools &
churches, 3 bd., 2 be., appli & p, fenced back yd.
206 10th SL: 3 bd., 1 ba. home, new kitchen cabi-
nets, carport, near churches, nursing home.
L39, 3 for
income. $48,900.
517 10th St.: Nice sold starter home, 2 bd., 1 be.
on 2 1/2 lots. Room to expand. Reduced to
Oak Grove: 2 lots, mobile home w 3 bd., 2 be.
2004 Juniper Ave.: Comfortable 3 bd., 1 1/2 ba.
brick home, just redone, swimming pool, 1 1/2 lots,
good price; 85,000.
Marvin Avenue: Vacant lot, 75'x175', no back door
neighbors, $17,500.

Two 3 acre parcels on Wetappo Creek: with
septic tanks. $15,000 each with good owner
4 cleared lots on. Hwy. 384, over 1 acre each,
$8,800 $12,500, one with stocked oatfish pond.
Good ownerfinancing..
Sunshine Acres: Land available only 10 ml. to
beach, unrestricted quiet area, low taxes, $7,000.
Intacoeastal Canal Frontage: Lot 1, 1.02 A -
$28,000; Lot 2, 1.08 A $28,000; Lot 3 1.35 A,
ntracoastal Canal frpnt, 1 + acre with well and
septic tank, $20,000.
SUNSHINE FARMS on Hwy. 36. 4 miles north of
Hwy. 98,5.68 acres, $17,000.
SUNSHINE ACRES: 10 mi. from' Mexico Beach,
2.1 acres, $12,000.
2 lots with septic tank approx. .5 acre, ready to
build, on county road 386,3 miles north of Over-
street bridge, $11,000 ea. Owner financing availa-
Overstreet Approximately 2 acres loaded wArees.
300' along west side of Daniels Rd., $9,000.
Sunshine Farms: 4.94 acres on main road,
Sunshine Fanna, approx. 4 mi. to beach, 3 acres,
Overnseot Hwy. 386 before bridge, 1.47 acres,
septic tank, light pole, well, $15,000.

3 bd., 2 bae. home w/garage; Ig. workshop w/elec.;
Ig. storage shed/greenhouse with sprinkler system.
Assumable mortgage. $42,580.
Wewahitchka: 22 pjus acres, wooded, pretty,
HOWARD CREEK: 62x130' vacant lot, $7,300.
Howard Creek: Great fishing, year round living, 3
ba.. 1 be., mobile home, furnished, storage shed,
well, screened porch, $32,500. 1 Acre cleared.
WHITE CITY: Roomy 2 bd. home w/caport &
screen porches, on Volunteer St, $26,500.
White Chy: 3 bd., 1 ba. home. approx. 1/2 acre, re-
cently renovated, attractive yard.
WHITE CITY: 3 bd., 1 bea., approx. 1,900 sq. ft., fire-
lace, lots of amenities, nice lot located on Charles
Ave. $57,500.

Hghlmnd View: Immaculate 3 bedroom, 1 bath
home. Kitchen comes equipped with appliances
including washer/dryer. Screen porch, storage
house, and fenced back yard. $49,500.
1988 douewde mobile home on 3 lots. th St
Custom features, deck, chain link fence, $33,000.
building behind russ plant, Appiox. T aWe
bldg. and 3 phase power to site. $33,500.

Private 100' on beach. 1.66 acres vacant property
$49,100. Reduced to $122,000.





WV hen does a new year begin? It
really can begin at different times.
The beginning of anything special
/ can be thought ofas a new year. The
start of a marriage or the birth of a
child can mark a new year in a
\ person's life. When the spring
arrives and flower's begin to bloom.
i ..it is a new year. When we break
ground for a new school... it is a
new year. When our town celebrates
-/ its anniversary... it is a new year.
We're proud of the hometown folks
look forward with anticipation to
each moment in their lives and in
, the life of the community in which
we live... because we're proud of
our hometown.

Permit No. 3
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Sale Begins Thursday, Dec. 26
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* New MFC Shrimping Rules Take Effect January 1

The Governor and Cabinet
approved on November 26, the
following Marine Fisheries Com-
mission proposed comprehensive
statewide rules for shrimping in
Florida, which will take effect
January 1. 1992. These rules re-
peal, amend, or readopt numer-
ous statutes and special acts (lo-
cal laws), are intended to
eliminate inconsistent, piecemeal
local regulation of shrimp har-
vest, and provide specifications
for shrimp gear and harvest
New Shrimping Rules:
*sets a recreational daily bag
limit of five gallons of shrimp,
heads on, per person or vessel,
whichever is less, and requires
recreationally harvested shrimp
to be landed in a whole condition
(heads on)
*allows recreational fisher-
men to use only landing or dip
nets with an opening no larger
than 96 inches around the perim-
eter, cast nets, push nets, one
frame net with an opening no
larger than 16 feet around the pe-
rimeter, legal shrimp traps, beach
or haul seines no greater than
100 feet in length, and an otter
trawl with a headrope length not
greater than 16 feet and a perim-
eter around the leading edge of
the net not greater than 48 feet
allows recreational fisher-
men to use a cast net in conjunc-
* tion with non-metal poles to bait
shrimp under certain conditions
*allows harvesters of live bait
shrimp to only use a roller frame
trawl with neither the upper or
lower horizontal beams greater

than 16 feet in length, vertical
bars shielding the trawl opening
spaced no more than 3 inches
apart, no more than two such
trawls to be towed by a single ves-
sel at any time, and a minimum
net mesh size of 5/8 inch bar
measurement in the net body and
1/2 inch bar measurement in the
net bag (live shrimp harvesters in
state waters of Brevard through
Nassau counties including all
areas of the St. Johns River
where current law permits are
also allowed to use a legal otter
trawl; live bait shrimp harvesters
in Volusia County are allowed to
use legal wing nets)
*requires harvesters and
dealers of live bait shrimp to use
live wells of certain specifications
on board vessels and during land
transport and storage
*prohibits harvesters of live
bait shrimp from operating as a
food shrimp producer or recrea-
tional harvester on the same trip,
requires shrimp harvested as bait
to be sold as bait, prohibits har-
vesters of live bait shrimp from
transferring such shrimp to an-
other vessel in state waters, and
prohibits harvesters of live bait
shrimp from possessing more
than 5 gallons of heads on dead
shrimp aboard vessels at any
*prohibits food shrimp pro-
ducers statewide from possessing
more than 47 heads on/70 heads
off shrimp per pound (except sea-
bobs), from using a brine box to
'separate shrimp from bycatch,
and from operating as a live bait
shrimp producer or a recreational

f 7508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
5 SUNDAY WORSHIP.........................10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL............................. 11 a.m.
tr S N *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children

Nursery Available
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor

Catch the SAMri

Constitution andLMonument
Port St. Joe

Sunday School........ 9:45 a.m. Evening Worship......7:30 p.m.
Morning Worship.....11:00 a.m. Bible Study
Methodist Yo'uth ------Weti-esday;.; ..'.T..;.93 a.ni.:
Fellowship............ 5:30 p.m. Thursday. 7:30 p.m.


harvester on the same tripi per-
sons harvesting shrimp in state -
waters may use a single try net
with a headrope length not great-
er than 10 feet in inshore waters
and 20 feet in offshore waters
and a perimeter around the lead-
ing edge of the net not greater
than 30 feet in inshore waters
and 60 feet in offshore waters if
such net is pulled immediately in
front of another trawl or trawls or
is not in any way connected to
another trawl (such net shall also
have a legal mesh size)
*allows food shrimp produc-
ers to only use the following gear:
Escambia through Franklin
counties (inshore waters) a roll-
er frame trawl with neither the

upper or lower horizontal beam
greater than 16 feet in length,
vertical bars shielding the trawl
opening spaced no further than 3
inches apart, and no more than
four such trawls to be towed by a
single vessel at any time; a single
otter trawl with a headrope length
not greater than 50 feet and a pe-
rimeter around the leading edge
of the net not greater than 150
feet, or two otter trawls, each
with a headrope length not great-
er than 25 feet and a perimeter
around the leading edge not
greater than 75 feet (two legal
trawls may be connected and
each attached to a sled as long as
the trawls are continuously sep-
arated at least 10 feet apart dur-

Introducing Girl Spout Troop #242
Girl Scout Troop #242 has been very busy this year with sever-
al projects. They have been out and about the community spread-
ing Christmas cheer. First row, from left, Chrissy Gibson, Anna
Tankersley, Joanna Watkins, and Stephanie Gibson.
Second row, from left, Heidi Wells, Mary Amerson, Karissa
thomas, Amy Canington, Heather Hayden, and Rachael Watford.
Back row, from left, Bunny Miller, Troop Leader, with grandson,
Corey Wiggins, and Cynthia Wells, Assistant Leader. Not shown:
Barbara Lawder, Assistant Leader. -

ing trawling); minimum net mesh
size 3/4 inch bar measurement
in the net body and 5/8 inch bar
measurement in the net bag (in
any trawl with a rigid turtle ex-
cluder device (TED), the section of
netting surrounding the device
shall have a mesh size no smaller

than 1/2 inch bar measurement
and shall be no more than 50
meshes in total length). Rules for
other Florida counties may be re-
viewed at the office of the Marine
Fisheries Commission, 2540 Ex-
ecutive Center Circle West, Suite
106, Tallahassee, Florida 32301.

The Priceless Benefits of Water

Consider the priceless bene-
fits of water. It makes all life pos-
sible. It cures thirst, cools brows,
tastes delicious, costs little and is
widely available.
Water is not only the healthi-
est drink in the world. It can also
be a valuable aid in losing weight
and keeping it off. Health experts.

recommend that all dieters, re-
gardless of their weight or physi-
cal shape, drink at least 64 ounc-
es, or eight glasses of water, as
part of their daily regimen. Water
purifies the system, supplies
needed elements to al parts of the
body, and helps ease hunger
pangs between meals.

The Family Church
252 Avenue E, Port St. Joe, Florida Church Phone: 229-4137
Pastor: Rev. Napoleon Pittman
Worship: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. For Prayer or Counseling, Call or
WEDNESDAY Write the Church.
7:30 p.m. Bible Study & Fellowship
Sponsor of New Covenant Christian Academy K-4 thru 6th Grade

You are always welcome and visitors are desired at
St. James Episcopal Church
309 Sixth Street Port St. Joe

++ Each Sunday......... 7:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School....................... 9:45 am.

The REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor

"The Exciting Place to Worship"

[ J First Baptist Chuirch
102 Third Street
SPort St. Joe, Florida



JEFF BARNES,. Youth/Music Diregtor

We Want You To Be
Part of the Friendly Place

BIBLE STUDY 9:45 a.m. EVENING WORSHIP ...........7:00 p.m.
MORNING TRAINING................. 11:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH TRAINING ...................5:45 p.m.
Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue

Min. of Music
& Children

Min. of Education
& Youth

11 a.m. Sunday

JUST FOR TODAY: I will try to live through this day only,
and not tackle my whole life's problems at once. I can do
something for 12 hours that would appall me If I felt I had to
keep it up for a lifetime.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will be happy. This assumes to be
true what Abraham Lincoln said that, "Most folks are as hap-
py as they make up their minds to be."
JUST FOR TODAY: I will try to strengthen my mind. I will
study. I will learn something useful. I will not be a mental
loafer. I will read something that requires effort, thought and
JUST FOR TODAY: I will adjust myself to whatever is,
and not try to adjust everything to my own desires. I will
take my "luck" as it comes, and fit myself to it.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will exercise my soul two ways. I will
do somebody a good turn, and not get found out. I will not
show anyone that my feelings are hurt; they may be hurt,
but today I will not show it.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will be agreeable. I will look as well
as I can, dress becomingly, talk low, act courteously, criticize
not one bit, not find fault with anything and not try to im-
prove or regulate anybody except myself.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will have a program. I may not fol-
low it exactly, but I will save myself from two pests. Hurry
anid indecision.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will have a quiet half hour all by
myself, and relax. During this half-hour, sometime, I will try
to get a better perspective of my life.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will be unafraid. Especially, I will
not be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful; and to believe that
as I give to the world... so the world will give to me.
-Dr. Williams S. Hendrie

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The church meets at the corner of
20th Street and Marvin Avenue.
P.O. Box 768 Port St. Joe, FL 32456

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7 p.m. Wednesday




Giddy Up, Giddy Up Giddy Up, Let's Go!

Christmas yard decorations are limited only
by-the limits of one's imagination. In this display
of Santa and his reindeer, someone has utilized
three pieces of firewood, a few small branches

and some twigs, along with a cardboard box.
The only "art" in the display is the painting of
Santa Claus on the figure in the sleigh. It boosts
the season effectively.

been good this year.
I go to Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary School. I would like to hae a
big bike and two baby dolls and a
Love always,
Krystal Gathers
Dear Santa,
I want a singing mermaid doll
and a kitchen with lots of food
and dishes. I would also like to
have my three front teeth, a bath
time Barbie and please bring
Josh and David something nice
Age 6
Dear Santa,
For X-mas I would like a new
bike. Some toys and a swing set
and a etch-a-sketch. My birthday
is 3 days before X-mas. David's
leaving milk and a moon pie so I
won't leave any. I am 2 years old
now 3 by X-mas.
Travis Anthony Hopper
Dear Santa,
I want a Barbie car and a
Barbie doll. I have been good and
would like a bike.
Latrice Larry
Dear Santa,
I have been good this year. I
would like a Ken and Barbie for
Christmas. I love you!
Bethany Haiston

Dear Santa,
Will' you bring me a power
wheel for Christmas. Mrs. Nobles
doesn't know what it is but I.

know you do. I love you Santa!
John Gay.

Rejoice In All .His

Creations Both

Large And -Small
Christmas is the perfect time to offer our thanks
to God for his many gifts and the beauty that is
all around us. It's also the perfect time for us
to express our gratitude to you!

Happy Holidays!

The Tread Mill
Jeff, Kim, Dustin :
and Staff

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SLetters to Santa...

Dear Santa,
I am seven years old. I'm in
second grade at Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary School. I have been good
this year.
I want a pellet rifle.
your friend,
Joshua Smith
Dear Santa Claus,
I am seven years old. I am in
second grade at Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary School. I have been good
this year. Please bring me a BMX
bike and get my Dad some new
tools and get my moma new key-
board and get my brother a new
bike. ..
; Josh Dandy
I am eight years old. I am in
second grade at Port St Joe Ele-
nentary School. I have been good
this year. I want a bike a walkie-
talkie and ajuck box.
Love always,
Shelton Leslie
Dear Santa,
I am seven years old. I am in
second grade at Port St. Joe El.
School. I have been good this
I want a toy gun set.
Love always,
Benjamin Henderson
Dear Santa,
For X-mas I want a bike some
ninja turtles toys, A swing set I
would like some other toys also. I
will leave a moon Pie and milk
under the tree.' I am 5 years old.
My name is David Aaron Hopper.
Dear Santa.
I love you. Please bring my
sister something she wants. She
has been pretty good. I have been
pretty good too. I want a space
shuttle that moves up and down.
I also want a train.
Kale Guillot

Dear Santa,
My name is Leslie Pope. I have
really been a good girl this year. I
would like to have lots and lots of
toys for Christmas but especially
a pink corvette that I can drive
and a baby doll that cries. I will
be sure to leave some cookies and

milk under the tree
love you Santa.
Love ya,

for you. I

Dear Santa Claus,
I am seven years old.
I am in second grade. I



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glorious time of year when feelings of brotherhood prevail
and the spirit of peace On earth and harmony
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Dear Santa,
I want a four wheeler. A shot-
gun. I want a bike and a new
knife. What I want the most is a
Dear Santa,
What I want from Santa is
some new clothes. And I want a
swim pool. And I want a trampo-
line. And I want a pool table. And
have a Merry Christmas.

Dear Santa:
I have been a good boy. I
would like the following things for
tool box, tackle box, BB gun.
I will try to have some cookies
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
Thank you,
Daniel York

Dear Santa:
* I have been a good boy. I
would like the following things for
Mario 3, Nerf Bow-n-arrow,
I will try to have some cookies
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
Thank you,

Dear Santa:
I have been a good girl. I
would like the following things for
Barbie, power wheel, bike.
I will try to have some cookies
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
Thank you,
Stephanie Strayer

Dear Santa:
I have been a good girl. I
would like the following things for

The peace of
God, which
passeth all
ing, shall
keep your
hearts and
minds through
Christ Jesus.
(Philippians 4:7)

S During this holy time,
it is our wish for all
mankind that peace
prevail throughout the
world and love and

together in our hearts
and spirits. We hope
you enjoy a very
special Christmastide,
and accept our thanks
for your kind support.

Mary Linda's
Styling Salon

Christmas: I will try to have some cookies
Mermaid, Barbie, Agogo. waiting for you Christmas Eve.
I will try to have some cookies Thank you,
waiting for you Christmas Eve. Ashley Sanders
Thank you,

Molly Garrett
Dear Santa:
I have been a good boy. I
would like the following things for
4 wheeler.
I will try to have some cookies
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
Thank you,
Nic Burrows

Dear Santa:
I have been a good boy. I
would like the following things for
car, puppy.
I will try to have some cookies
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
Thank you,
Shawn Reynolds

Dear Santa:
I have been' a good boy. I
would like the following things for
gun, handbcuffs.
I will try to have some cookies
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
Thank you,
K.W. Weston

Dear Santa:
I have been a good girl. I
would like the following things for
Barbie, bean bag, T.V.
I will try to have some cookies
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
Thank you,
Meggie Boone

Dear Santa:
I have been a good girl. I
would like the following things for
Barbie, mermaid.
I will try to have some cookies
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
Thank you,

Dear Santa:
I have been a good girl. I
would like the following things for
mermaid, clothes, babies.
I will try to have some cookies
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
Thank you,
Shanna Collier

Dear Santa:
I have been a good boy. I
would like the following things for
power wheels.
I will try to have some cookies
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
Thank you,
Thomas Hayden
Dear Santa:
I have been a good yod. I
would like the following things for
Mario 3.
I will try to have some cookies
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
Thank you,
Billy Raker

Dear Santa:
I have been a good boy. I
would like the following things for
bike, Ninja, firetruck.
I will try to have some cookies
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
Thank you,
David Hopper

Dear Santa:
I have been a good boy. I
would like the following things for
dirt bike.
I will try to have some cookies
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
Thank you,
Brandon Burkett

Dear Santa:
I have been a good girl. I
would like the following things for
cat, dog, train, Ninja, bike,

Dear Santa:
I have been a good boy. I
would like the following things for
hot wheel, bow-n-arrow.
I will try to have some cookies
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
Thank you,
Austin Horton

Dear Santa:
I have been a good boy. I
would like the following things for
I will try to have some cookies
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
Thank you,
Glenn Haney

Dear Santa:
I have been a good girl. I
would like the following things for
Barbie, cia, bike.
I will try to have some cookies
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
Thank you,
Jennifer Haun

Dear Santa:
I have been a good boy. I
would like the following things for
I will try to have some cookies
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
Thank you,
Jake Sylvester

Dear Santa:
I have been a good girl. I
would like the following things for
doctor kit.
I will try to have some cookies
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
Thank you,
Brandi Lynn

Dear Santa,
I have been a pretty good boy.
I want a bicycle and a radio
on the bicycle, and a radio for my
bedroom. I want a Nintendo nad
games and a painter and Football
and please bring little Robert a bi-
cycle too.
Thank you.
Stephen Hoover
P.S. I love you.

Dear Santa,
My name is Lee and I have
been a good boy. I would like for
you to bring me a truck, my
budy, a game, a airplane, a sing-
along cassette player, some
blocks and whatever else you see
that I may like. And Santa if you
eat all your dinner, you can have
a snack at my house.
Love always,
P.S. You don't have to bring me a
duck shoot game because paw
paw has one in his closet.

Dear Santa,
My name is Joni Grice. I have
been a good girl. Would you
please bring me a watch, a nin-
tendo, a Oopsie Daisy, a ring, a
barking puppy, and a bathtime
barbie. And please bring my sis-
ter some nice things to.
Love Your Friend,
Joni M. Grice

Dear Santa Claus,
I have been good. For Christ-
mas I want a baby doll, A barbie,
A tree house. A swing, some new
clothes and a watch.
your friend,
Brooke Grice
Dear Santa,
Hi, my name is Tristan I am 6
yrs old. I have been a pretty good
kid this year. And I would like for
you to bring me a nintendo game
some guns a desk to do my
school work on some shoes and
clothes that is all for now. I will
be a good boy for my mom.
Thank you Santa

Tristan Darna
P.S. Please bring my little broth-
ers something to.

Dear Santa
Hello, my name is Sean and I
am 3 1/2 yrs old. I would like for
you- to bring me a bike, some
guns, clothes and lots of toys. I
have been a very good boy this
Thanks Santa
Sean Chehardy Jr.
P.S. We will leave you some cook-
ies and milk on the table.

Dear Santa
My name is Brandon I am 2,
and I would like lot's of toys and
a riding toy the most I love to
ride. I will be a good boy for my
mommy. And bring my mommy
and Daddy something to. I Love
you Santa.
Brandon Chehardy

Dear Santa,
I will leave you some cookies
and milk on the dining room ta-
ble. Please bring me some candy
and toys. Thank you.
I love you,
Zeke Stevens
Age 2

Dear Santa Claus,
Will you please bring me a
trampoline and a go go dog?
Thank you Santa.
I love you and miss you San-
ta. I will see you at the fire sta-
tion. Please don't forget my birth-
day is Christmas also.
Mylissa Brake
4 yrs. old

Dear Santa,
I have been good. Will you

bring me a trampoline? I want a
machine gun!
Donnie Brake, Jr.
first grade
6 years old

Dear Santa,
I want shoes and socks, a
new basketball and some 4-10
shells, 22 shells, and a sleeping
bag, sweat suit.
Write back!
Joshua Young

Dear Santa,
I won't the little mermaid
watch, little mermaid sleepbag,
the little mermaid suit, the little
mermaid bathing suit. Bring Brit-
tany Middleton a suit.
I love Santa.




Merry Christmas.
We appreciate
your support,

Port St. Joe


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Dear Santa
I would like to have a Ninja
Turtle sleeping bag. And some
Turtle socks and underware and
Ninja Turtle shoes and shoe
strings and I want my own bed-
room and lots of candy canes and
I love you Santa.

Dear Santa,
My name is Misty and I'm 4 yrs.
olc. I would like you to bring me a
rub-a-dub doggie, a ring, Wendy
Walker doll, clothes, bicycle tire
pump, a barbie doll house and a
barbie doll (to go with it), a jack-
et, and anything else you want to
bring me. Tell Rudolph hello for
me and I'll leave you some milk
and cookies.
Love you,
Misty Tomlinson
Age 4


Dear Santa,
I want a power wheels barbie
car. I would like a Barbie House
and a baby want-ta-walk. A new
bike and a Chalk board and
Chalk also Some new clothes and
shoes. I will leave milk and cook-
ies. I am 5 years old.
Stephanie Odessa Strayer
Dear Santa,
I want a play four wheeler
and a Ninja turtle thing. Please
get my dad some clothes and my
mom some clothes too.
Collins Abrams

Dear Santa,
I want a Barbie and clothes
for her. I also want a magna-
Rebekah Farmer
Dear Santa,
I love youl Please come give
me some toys for Christmasl I
would ike a racing track and rac-
ing cars tool Some snow fell off

your sleigh when I saw youl
Sammie Manning

Dear Santa,
I want a big foot and some
clothes for Christmas. I would
also like a drum (not for school).
Bo Lenox
5 years old
Dear Santa,
I have been very good. I
would like a racing car for Christ-
mas. Please remember my Mama
and Daddy.
Jimmy Foster

Dear Santa,
I want a Thumbelina doll. I
also want a Barbie truck. Please
bring Mary a little rattle.
Melissa Nixon
Dear Santa,
I want a Ninja turtle and I
want a wallet for my father be-

cause his is torn up.
Brett Tarpley
kindergarten '
Dear Santa,
I would like a bike for Christ- '
mas and a Barbie with clothes.
Please bring my mommy some-
thing nice.
NaBrisha McGowan
Dear Santa,
I love youl I want a fire truck
and a new jacket. Please my
brother a fire truck tool I've been
a little good '
Victor Hamilton

Dear Santa,
I love you Santal I want a
Nintindo for Christmas. I have
been good this year. Please bring
my little friend some toys. He
doesn't have any.
Stephen Besore
Dear Santa,
I would like a Porsh car. I
also want a computer for Christ-
mas. I have been real good this
B.J. Pierce

Dear Santa,
I love you! I want a Barbie
camp-out van. I also want a mag-
ic nursery baby. Can you please
bring my momma and dad some-
thing. Will you bring my sister
something too.
Becky Belin

Dear Santa,
Please bring me a remote
control race car and its yellow. I
want a machine gun like at the
dollar store. I want.2 one for my
brother. I've been good! .
Randall White -
... .Kindergarten ""*...

Dear Santa,
I want a good toy. ,You
brought me a pool table last year
but it got broken. My little baby
sister wants baby sister toys. I
also want an alligator thing you
slide on.
Jarvis Givens
Dear Santa,
Please bring me something. I
want a real tool bench. I've been
gooder than Julia but she wants
a baby doll.
Preston Wigsten

Dear Santa,
I want a play shot gun and
machine gun to pretend like I'm
hunting. I also want a play skate-


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board. I need some new clothes. I
have been pretty good!
Charlie Sewell
Dear Santa,
I want a four wheeler for
Christmas. I also want some
blocks to play with. I've been
good this year
.James MArdle
Dear Santa, '
My name is Josh .Lollie and
I'm to little to write, you. so my
Aunt. Sandra is writing for me. I
would like some ;toys I can play
withinside, and some clothes. My
list will be bigger next year when
I'm a little bit older.,
Joshua, ollie-
10 months old

Dear Santa,
My name is Ashley Burkett
and I live in Highland Viewi ;I
want a Boom Box, Dirt.Bike, M.C.
Hammer and New Kids tapes, a
keyboard and a computer. If you-
have any extra cowboy boots I,;
would like to have a pair. I will
leave you 'some' milk' and cookies
under the tree. :. ,:.
Ashley Burkett, .
7 years old
Dear Santa,
My name,, is Brandon ,Burkett
and I live in Highland View. I
want a dirt bike, guitar, cowboy
clothes and boots, and a play ri-
fle. I've been good almost all year.
I will leave you some milk and
cookies under the tree.
Brandon Burkett
5 years old
P.S. If you have any little cowboy
hats I would like to have one.

My name is Randi Chancey
and :I live in' Highland View. I
want a Baby Wanna Walk and
some other little, toys. I've been
good& almost all year. I will leave
some milk and cookies under the
Randi Chancey
2 years old

Dear Santa,'
My name is Jessica Chancey
and I live in Highland View. I'm
not to sure about what I want so
just bring me a few toy and brign
me lots of candy so me and my
daddy can eat it. I will leave you
some milk apd cookies under the

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Snowballs and .leighbells. Ice skates .and icicles.
Carols and choirs. Winter is special in our special
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Dear Santa,
I saw you in the Mall. Please
bring me a Go-Go Kitty, a Baby
Alive, and that's all. If you come
to my hosue I will leave you some
Kayleigh Lewis
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I am four years old now. I
have been a real sweet girl. Please
bring me a walking doggy, a baby
doll that walks, and a bicycle.
The Learning Center

Dear Santa Claus,
I am eight years old. I am in
second grade at Port St. Joe
Elem. School. I have been good. I
love you Santa and Mrs. Claus,
thank you. I live in Pine Ridge.
My address is 400 Jeffrey Dr.
Can you please give me a ring
and necklace and a bracelet and
a doll and some Barbies and a

Barbie car.
Your friend,
Candese Bangas

Dear Santa Claus,
I am nine years ole. Im in
second garde at Part Sat Joe Ele-
mentary. Plese bring me Atari
and turtles.
Your friend,

Dear Santa Claus,
I'am seven years old. I am in
second grade at Port St Joe Ele-
mentaey School. I have been good
this year. Please bring my brother
Travis some Magic Tricks. Bring
my brother Andrew some toys
and my sister Angela some toys.
Bring Sabrina some Barbies.
Bring me some skates.
You'r friend,
Amy Canington

Dear Santa,
I am seven years old. I am in

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and wonderful friendship.

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second grade at Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary School. I have been good
this year. Please bring me a horse
and a red wagon too and I want a
trampolene. If you get all the
things I want thank you very
much. Love Meliss Martin. Happy
Christmas to you!
Your friend,
Melissa Martin

Dear Santa Claus,
I am eight years old. I am in
second grade at Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary School. I have been good
this year. I am going to leave
some milk and cookies. I want a
Magic Nursery doll and a Magic
Nursery pet and some barbies
cloths and some barbies and
some cloths and that's all.
Love always,
Carla Money

Dear Santa Claus,
I am eight years old. I am in
second grade at Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary Schol. I have been good
this year. Please bring me a bike
and baby sitter Skipper and Ken
and Beach Boys tape, and to be
in the third grade.
Love, always
Jennifer Summers

Dear Santa Claus,
I am seven years old. I am in
second grade at Port St. Joe
School. I have been good this
year. I would like you to bring me
a make up box and some more
make up and some dolls and a
four wheeler or bike and I want
Jeff not to have to have surgery.
Sarah Gammill

Dear Santa Claus,
I am seven years old. I am. in
second grade at Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary SchooL I have been good
this year. I want a Barbie doll.
Love always

Dear Santa Claus,
My Name is Brittany Reeves. I
am eight years old. I am in Mrs.
Funderburk's second grade class.
I go to Port St. Joe Elementary
School. I have been very good this
year. Please bring me a new Ten
Speed, Baby Alive, Gold necklace,
Gold earrings, Gold ring with a
heart an a four wheeler.
Love always,

Dear Santa Claus,
I am seven years old. I am in
second grad at Port St Joe Ele-
mentary School. I have been good
this year I want my footballs.
Love always,
Thomas Lee

Dear Santa Claus,
I am eight years old. I am in
second grade at. Port St. Joe
Elememeintary School. I have
been good this year.
Please eat my milk and cook-
ies. I want a poodle from you and
your elves. And please eat my piz-
Love always
Ahmad Skanes

Dear Santa Claus,
I'm eight years old. I'm in sec-
ond grade. I go to Port St. Joe
Elementary School. I have been a
pretty good girl this year. My
name is Heidi. Please bring me a
Barbie house for Chistmas. And
bring my Mom a new dress. Bring
my Dad a new set of pajamas.
And bring my sister three Barbies


arrow and a remote control car.

and six sets clothes.
Love always,
Heidi Wells
Dear Santa,
I am seven years old. I am in
second grade at Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary School. I have been a
good girl this year. It's been good
at Port st. Joe. I hope we live here
for ever. Please eat my milk and
cookies. I want a poodle from you
and your elves. And please eat
my pizza.
Love always,

Dear Santa,
I am seven years old. I am in
second grade at Port St. Joe
Elem. School. I have been pretty
good this year. Please bring me a
dirt bike, a remote control Big
foot and some candy, a Hammer
tape and a Vanilla Ice tape and
some Dinosaurs and a Yo Yo Ball
and a scooter.
Love always,
Cody B. Nobles

Dear Santa Claus,
I am seven years old. I am in
second grade at Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary School. I have been good
this year. please eat out cookies
and milk, I want Turtles II and a
boom box and a B.M.X.
your friend,
Ken Peak

Dear Santa Claus,
I am eight years old. I am in
second grade at Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary School. I have been a
good boy this year and I always
will be a good -boy. I want a turbo-
fist, a turbo graphics 16 and a
Love always,
Name Prince

Dear Santa,
I am eight years old I am in
second grade. I I go to Port St.
Joe Elementary School. I have
been good this year. I make A's
and B's.
Please give me a turbobandit,

Tyndall Federal

Credit Union

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fast tracks, four wheeler and an a
free style bike.
My name is Massey Lovett.
Love al ways,
Dear Santa,
I am in second grade. It is
fun. I Live in White City. I Love to
hunt. Us boys and girls Love to
play with toys. We have been
good so bring us a lot of toys. I
want a four wheeler, a typewriter
some skates with a row of tires, a
scooter, a bicycle, helment, my
three wheeler fixed and something
nice for my moma and my dad. I
want to see my dady Robert I
Love him so much.
Love always,
Rob Dykes

Dear Santa,
I am eight years old. I am in
Port St. Joe Elementary School. I
have been good this year.
Please bring me a bow and

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arrow and a remote control car.
Love always,
Alex Richards
Dear Santa,
I'm seven years old..
Sometimes I been bad. Some-
times I been good. And I like toys.
I live in Port St. Joe, Florida.
I love my mom and brother
and dad. Please bring me lots of
Love always,

Dear Santa,
I want a fire truck, a bike, a
jeep power wheel, some clothes, a
little T.V., a ball, a cup with a top
on it, a chalk board, a play tele-
phone, some books, new shoes,
and some little cars and trucks.
My sister Stephanie is leaving
some milk and cookies so I won't
leave any, cause if you eat too
much you'll get a tummy ache.
J.D. Strayer


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Dear Santa,
I am three years old and I
have been real sweet. I will leave
you some gingerbread cookies
when you come to my house.
Please bring me a play school,
play Christmas tree for my room,
and a play rider.
Leah Taylor
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been a sweet girl this
year. Please bring me a camera, a
doll that can talk, and some play
Elizabeth Gibson
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been very good this
year. Please bring me a Barbie
car, a Barbie car for my doll too,
and a bone for my dog Casey.
Katie Hoffman
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I am four years old. I have
been a good boy this year. I
would like to have a wagon, a toy
razor, and a real watch that tells
time. I will leave you some cook-
ies out Christmas Eve.
Andrew Furr
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been a sweet girl this
year. Please bring me a singing
mermaid doll, a Go-Go Puppy,
and a Baby Alive. I live at St. Joe
Heather Lee
The Learning Center

Dear Santa Clous,
I am eight years old. I am in
Port St. Joe Elementary SChool. I
have been a good boy thislyear. I
want a turbofist and a Ninja Tur-
tles Boxing game and next a bow
and arrow.
Love always,
Santiel Chambers

Dear Santa:
My name is Brent Butler.
I want a guitar so I can sing
and my Mam-Ma can dance.
I would like another bird to
play and fight with Pepper.
Come down our chimney or
though the living room door.
Leave me a bfg wheel at the
door and a Hair Do Dollie for my
sister, Julie.
Brent Butler

Dear Santa Claus:
Hil My name is Jessica Ni-
chole Plair and I'm 5 years old.
For Christmas I'd like a bicy-
cle, some tennis balls to play ten-
nis with and a telephone that re-
peats everything I say.
For my little 10-month-old
brother, Charles, I'd like a little
blue telephone he can talk into.
Merry Christmas,
Jessica Plair
P.S. I've tried to be very good this

Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Michael Padgett
I am 4 1/2 years old. I want a
bike, Tonka truck, Captian Plan-
et, WCW wrestlers, school bus,
and hot wheel cars for Christmas.
I will leave you some choco-
late chip cookies by the tree.
Michael Padgett

Dear Santa Claus,
Thank you for all the toys
youleft for me last year. I like
them a lot. This year I would like
to have a baby doll, stroller,
swing and cradle. I just know my
babies would love them. Also, a
nintento, some play dishes, and
new clothes. I think I have been a
good girl this year. I tried to be. I
will leave you some cookies by
our Christmas tree for you to en-
Merry Christmas, Santal
Savanna Smith
Age 5

Dear Santa Claus,
Thank you for all the toys
you left me last year. I really love
my bike. This year I think I have
been a good boy and would like to
have a basketball, a baseball and
bat, a Tonka front end loader so I
can plya with my dump truck to-
gether in the dirt, a play chain
saw and tools, so I can help my
daddy, a nintento and some new
clothes. Merry Christmas, Santa!
I will leave some cookies by our
Christmas tree for you.
Jesse Smith
Age 4
Dear Santa,
I have been, real good this
year. Please bring me a baseball
and a bag, a new gun, and a new
thermos for my lunch box and
that's all.
Justin Lyons
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy.
Please bring me a Gameboy,,a lit-
tle bear, and lots of toys. Santa,
tell Rudolph hi for mel
Daniel Garcia
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I like you very much. L, saw
you in te Christmas parade but
did not get to talk to you. Please
bring me a Baby Alive, Baby Wa-
terwalk, and Snoozy Snapshot
Megan Todd
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been a real good boy.
Please bring me lots of presents
like a G.I. Joe, Lego Maniac, and
a suit of army clothes.
Robert Doster,
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been a real good boy
this year. Please bring me an air-
plane, a race car, and a remote
control boat
Justin McCroan
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I am a sweet little girl. I
would like to have a washer and
dryer for my doll house, a Barbie
house, and a vacuum cleaner.
Kaleigh Goodson
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I am a good girl. Please bring
me a Santa hat, a play refrigera-
tor, and a Baby Alive.
I love you, Santa,
Amanda Kriner
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I am a nice girl. Please bring
me a swimming doll, Beetle Juice
suit, and I think that's all.
Audrey Cobb
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been real sweet at my
houe and at pre-school. I mind
my teacher and my mom. Please
bring me a Choo-Choo and a
track, wrestling man, and that's
Zachary Williams
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been pretty good this
year. Please bring me a Super-
man, a new swimming pool, and
a Christmas book.-
Kenny McFarland
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been real good this
year. I would like to have a new
dinosaur book, a stuffed Stego-
saurus dinosaur, and a bicycle.
Jeffrey Pitts
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been a sweet girl this
year. Please bring me a trampo-
line, Little Mermaid doll, and an
Easy Bake Oven.
Ashton Ard
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy. I
would like to have a 101 Dalma-
tian's stuffed dog, an art easel so
I can draw, and a play crane.
Stephen Dykes
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been a sweet girl. ,I
would like to have a television in
my own room, a beige lean back
chair, and a Sleeping Beauty cos-
tume. Please check my Santa
good behavior sticker card.
Rachel Bixler

Dear Santa,
I have been a good little boy.
Please bring me a four wheeler
and a motorcycle man.
Mica Ashcraft
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I am three years old. I have
been real sweet this year. Please
bring me a Ken doll, a snowman,
and a baby doll that walks.
Candace Branch
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me a doll
house, a kitchen set just like
Candace has, and a little Sesame
Street playhouse.
Emily Rqffield
The Learning Center
Dear Santa,
I saw you in Panama City. I
like your white beard! Please
bring me a baby doll that walks,
a baby doll that opens her
mouth, and a Little Miss Mermaid
Anna McFarland
The Learning Center


Letters to Santa...

He Is Born!
We join you in rejoicing in the miracle of His birth.

The Gilmore Family
& Staff





Dear Santa Claus,
I want some Barbie's and
Barbie clothes. I want a new gym-
nastics suit. I want some new
clothes. And I want a real cooking
set with food and drinks, too. A
play stocking and some play tea.
And some work books and some
coloring books. Also some play
candy and a camera, and some
girl lego blocks. And some mark-
ers for Christmas. I want Little
Miss Make-Up and Little Miss
Magic Hair, a bottle, some dia-
pers, and a baby that when you
feet it, it burps and tinkles. And a
baby carrier and a baby pacifier,
and a Cabbage Patch curling hair
with lots of baby clothes, also
play pictures. And a new back-
pack 'cause my backpack broke.
And I want some boots and new
shoes and some purses. And a
baby cover, some books and I
want a Jelephone that when you
put batteries in it, it makes noise,
and a baby car seat. And some.
play lights and some shelfs to put
stuff on, and a diaper bag, wet
wipes, play baby medicine, baby
powder, baby shampoo, some
play keys.
Amy Canington
2nd grade

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I would like a
Big Gun, Some big and little cars
that light-up. I would also like
some lego pirate ships. And maby
I'm only 3 but, I want a walkman.
I know this because I listen to my
brothers all the time. For that
walkman I would like some tapes.
I like all kind of tapes but I prefer
Teenage Mutent Ninga Turtles.

That's another thing, I want some
Ninga turtles tool And if you can,
get my daddy another Big truck. I
love you, and I've been a pretty
good boy this year so please bring
as many of these things as you
can. I will leave you some of my
mommy's delicious homemade
cookies and milk. Bye!
Andrew Canington

Dear Santa,
I'm only three months old so
really I don't know what I want,
well I do what I want is'food but
that's not a suitable Christmas
present so just bring me anything
you think I should have. I love
you and I guess I've been an O.K.
little girl for my age but, if crying
is counted as something wrong,
I'm sorry I can't help myself but
maybe I can brib you into giving
me something with milk and cook-
ies, I've heard that you like those.
Well, guess I better go because
it's time to eat. Byel
Angela Canington

Dear Santa,
Hi, how are you? My name is
Sabrina Canington and I'm 11
years old. What I would Ike for
Christmas is...A ten speed (pink
and grey), an alarm clock, a new
curling iron, a million Bucks
(sike) cloths, boots (not cowboy
boots), a white pair of Sam and
Libby's, a walkman, a Meriah
Carey tape, a Paula Abdul tape, a
single cassette of Guns and Roses
"Don't cry tonight," and an ABC's
tape (stands for Another Bad
Creation), and some reeboks.
I would also like a converta-
ble car but I doubt you can afford
it with my sister's Christmas list
(Hal). Well, gotta go I'll leave you
milk and cookies.
Sabrina Macheri Canington

Dear Santa,
My name is Justin Catrett.
I'm 4 years old and been fairly
good this year. What I really want
for Christmas is a set of Ninja
Turtles, with a van, a skateboard,
a race track and some trucks.
I have a little brother named
Jason, he's 1 1/2 and he needs a
Big Wheel, so he'll stay off mine.
And you can bring him some
more toys too.
We'll leave you some cookies
and milk under the tree.
Justin & Jason
Dear Santa,
I wish to have a merry Christ-
mas. I want to have a set of G.i.
Joe men and cars. I want a New
Bike. And I want a B.B. gun. And
that's all I want.

Dear Santa,
I would like a drit bike. I
would like a four wheeler. I would
like a trackter. I would like a
farm. I would like a camp grand.
Kevin Allis

Dear Santa,
I would like a t.v. and a poolt-
able. I would also like an outfit
and a purse to go with it. I think I
have been a good girl. I hope I get
all my presents. I hope Santa will
come to my house.
Princess Likely

Dear Santa,
I want a racetrac. I want Hot
Shot. I want Super Nintendow. I
want gameboy. I want a new bike.
to Santa,

Dear Santa,
What I want for Chirstmas is
a game boy. A nintendo tape. A
bike and a nocoltrol airplane. A
racing car. A football for Chirst-

Dear Santa,
What I like to get for Christ-
mas. I would like a water baby. I
would like a horse. I would like a
juggle gmy. I would like. a com-

Dear Santa,
I want a camra. Plus a watch,
calculator. Plus a full stocking. I
want a lot for Christmas. Even a
race car set.

Dear Santa,
My favorite holaday is Christ-
mas. I hope I get a race car. I'll
get something for my brother.
When I wake up I'll wake up my
brother. I hope I have a good

Dear Santa:
I have been a good boy. I
would like the following things for
knee pads, skateboard, con-
nect 4, baseball game, football
game, shoulder pads, Nerf bow-n-
I will try to have some cookies
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
Thank you,
Jeffrey Wilson

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Dear Santa,
I want a Ninetno with 3
games. I want a bat, the power
pad, and I want a baseball card
set too. I want a football card set
too. I would ike a G.I. Joe.
Dear Santa Claus,
Please bring me a Stacey doll,
swing set and a big doll house. I
live at 111 Monica Drive Ward
Ridge and my name is Victoria
Thank you,
Dear Santa,
We are 4 year olds and in
K.I.D.S. Pre-K class. We are being
very good and are excited about
your coming. You can call Mrs.
Pam, Miss Mary or Miss Becky to
find out how good we've been.




Our best wishes to
all for a beautiful
holiday season and a
fun filled New Year.
It has been a pride
and a pleasure doing
business with you.

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Can't wait to see you Friday. We
have a long list so read carefully.
We love you, Santa.
K.I.LD.S. Pre-K
P.S. Oh yes, don't forget our
teachers they're trying hard to
be good tool
Aaron Little: basketball, Ninja
turtles, go-kart
Chris Watson fire truck,
puzzles, corvette. Ninja turtles
Travis Burge Go-kart, wres-
tle-mania set, Nintendo tape
Amber Walker baby doll, bi-
cycle, and shoes
Kendall Hicks Barbie cor-
vette, bicycle, Barbie doll
Johna Pittman crawling
baby doll,. Barbie doll house,
Mylissa Brake Cabbage
Patch kid, trampoline, and a bicy-
Dewny McGe6 Ninja Turtle
II video tape, BB gun, Mickey
Lena Hunt Barbie Corvette,
bubble camera, yo-yo, walking
Garrett Garland Ninja tur-
tles, go-kart, Nintendo tape, 4-
Channing Beard pet snake,
basketball and goal, a BB gun
Chad Lucas tractor, dump
truck and a BB gun
Nicole Sands white corvette,
baby doll, yo-yo walking kitty
Andrea Gayor puppy, Cab-
bage Patch kid, go-go walking
Nikki Jenkins Baby Alive,
bicycle, and a Barbie
Amanda Childers skates,
baby doll, bicycle
Pharen Frazier Barbie cor-
vette, Barbie doll, and a bicycle
Devonte Pace Ninja turtles,
motorcycle, two cars
April Murray rocking.horse,
baby doll, and a Playskool doll
Lacey Franklin Barbie doll,
bicycle, doll house
Sacorion Yates Barbie and
Ken dolls, Barbie corvette, LA
Ryan Wood Ninja turtles
and vehicles, He-Man and Battle-
Sissy Smith "Go-Go" walk-
ing pup, "Yo-Yo" walking kitty,
Barbie doll
Lisa Steiber-Brown baby
doll, stove
Kandi Walker doll, skates,
Ronnie Bishop remote con-
trol car, dump truck, tractor.
Dear Santa,
Please bring me a singing
mermaid, a mermaid watch and a
Barbie doll. Some Barbie clothes
and a necklace. Mommy made
homemade cookies for you when
you come to my house.
Brittany Crocker
Highland View
Dear Santa Claus,
I want a truck that makes
noise, some Ninja turtles and a
pellet gun, blue jeans with lots of
pockets and new sneakers. I tried
to be good this year. I have cook-

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Highland View
Dear Santa Claus,
Thank you for my toys.
Please Santa Claus bring me a
policeman motorcycle, a police-
man helmet, a red wagon and Er-
nie's friend Bert.
My big brother Sam has been
being good and I am good tool
Merry Christmas Santa
Ethan Littleton
age 2 1/2
Dear Santa,
For Christmas please bring
me rocking horse, Playskool doll
house, and a baby doll.
April Murray
607 Maddox St.
Dear Santa,
My name is Kaleigh Goodson.
I have been a very good girl this
year. I would like for you to bring
me a big bicycle, a Barbie doll
house wtht lots of Barbies, a sing-
ing little mermaid doll, some
clothes, and something special
for my little cousin Justin. I will
leave some milk and cookies un-
der the tree for you and Rudolph.
Dear Santa,
I no what I want for Christ-
mas. I want a football and a base-
ball glove and a bat and ball, a
gun and a new basketball and a
basketball goal. And a race car.
And pare a boxing gloves and
punching bag.
Dear Santa,
I've been a good little girl. Will
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all the boys and girls have been
good. I want a Barbie doll, Christ-
mas tapes and more stuff. Mom-
ma an dme will put out your milk
and cookies. What do you want
for Christmas, Santa?
I love you,
4 years old
Dear Santa,
I would like to have a real dog
if Santa would get me one. There
is a doll I want him, he is pretty.
If I get a real dog his name would
be Polly or Panther. I like dogs so
much that I would not care what
kind it is. I would like a cowboy
hat and a cowboy boats too.
Your friend,
Dear Santa,
I have a few things I want for
christmas. I would like scamps
the cuddle pup. I would like a
nintendo game boy with a game
in it.
Dear Santa,
I want game boy golf. And
something under my bed. I can't
think of anything else. I will give
you cookies and milk. Merry
Dear Santa,
What I really want for Christ-
mas is a gator football. I would
really like some new skates. I
want a color blaster too. I also
want a new nintendo tap. Maybe
a new basketball would be nice.
0 Thank you,
Dear Santa Claus,
I want a 4 wilder and a hubba
craft. A bike and 3 pound box
and some arrows and a little
dump truck. and a trampiline
and a hurricanes suit that says
hurricanes are number #1.

Dear Santa,
I would like a super nintedo.
Santa I will leave some milk and
cookies. I would like some new
clothes. And a new t.v. How I love





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