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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: December 25, 1997
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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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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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1997


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SIXTIETH YEAR, NUMBER 17


Shipment of


Paper Loaded
Headed from FCPC to Italy
For the second time in slightly less than a
month, a freighter has moored along the docks of
Florida Coast Paper Company to pick up a load of
linerboard for export to Italy.
The freighter "Caneio Arrow" (sister ship to
"Pine Arrow" which docked here late last month)
docked around noon Monday after waiting for the
fog to lift outside St. Joseph's Bay channel for sev-
eral hours.
Florida Coast Paper Company General Manager '.
Ferrel Allen considered the vessel's arrival to be "a
good Christmas present."
Allen has painted a rosy picture for Florida
Coast Paper Company production through 1998.
much of which is based on projections for a strong Ni
export market for the mill's light weight linerboard
product.
Local stevedores began loading 3,732 tons of
linerboard roll stock onto the ship around 3:30
Monday afternoon and worked through to the wee
hours Tuesday morning (approximately 2:20 a.m.).
In all, 1,563 rolls were hoisted into the ship's cargo
bays via giant loading cranes that tower over and
between the bays.
As pointed out in earlier issues of The Star,
Florida Coast Paper Company has concentrated its
efforts on diversifying their product line In order to
poise it in a position to take advantage of the flex:-
bility of today's paper market.
Allen has praised the company's employees for
joining together with management to expand the
product line to include the lightweight linerboard,.
as well as a line of paper bag products.
Allen said the company is doing this in an effort
to minimize down time by being able to take a
favorable production position as market demands
shift and prices fluctuate.
Production Control Super-visor Joyce Baxley,
told The Star Tuesday morning that five to six
barges-shoukLdbe.at.d6nckside ea jyA.-.lJa"n ryIo,','o -0
load more export linerboard. The shipment will be
bound for Egypt and will consist of approximately
2.000 tons of roll paper product.


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PSJPD-"No Shooting New
Year's Eve" .... More on Page 3A
Guidance Clinic
to Merge ............ Details on 3A :
St. Joe Corporation Stock
To Split............ See Story on IB
Sharks to.Host Gulf County
Classic .......... Sports on 8A
What's to Eat? ... See Page 6A


Arizona Has

A Safe Year
255,000 Man
Hours Accumulated
Employees at Arizona
Chemical's Port St. Joe plant have
surpassed one year without a
lost-time accident. This safety
milestone represents more than
255,000 safe work hours for
employees without missing a
work day due to an injury
received on the job.
"This achievement'is primari-
ly the result of employees taking
personal ownership of their own
safety and of the safety -program
at the plant," said Rick Cimino.
safety specialist. "The leadership
of Ben Rainy has been instrumen-
tal in the safety program. I look
forward to our team reaching
another year without a lost-time
(See SAFE on Page 3)


The Port St. Joe Lions Club
fulfilled their pledge to the Gulf
Coast Community College Foun-
dation on Wednesday, December
17. by presenting Dr. Bob
McSpadden a check in the
amount of $6.000. Shown with
Dr. McSpadden are Rock Salzer.
president of the Port St. Joe Lions


Club and Judge Robert Moore
and Boyd Pickett, member of the
Lions Club. This contribution to
the Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege Foundation will be matched
by the state of Florida to create a
$10.000 endowment which will
be used for the technical support
of the Gulf/Franklin Center in
Port St. Joe.


Early New Year's Deadline!
Because of ourobservance of the upcoming "New Year's"
holiday, it will be necessary for the January 1st issue of The
Star to go to press early. Therefore, any person or business
wishing to submit news Items or purchase other advertising
space should be aware of the early deadline.
Items will only be received until Monday, December 29th
at 5Q00 p.m. The Star cannot assure the publication of any
submission after that time.


Rock Salzer, GCCC President Bob McSpadden, Boyd Pickett and Robert M. Moore


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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1997


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 lin-
eage of David) to be taxed with Mary his espoused
wife, being great with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days
were accomplished that she should be delivered. And
she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him
in. swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger;
because there was no room for them in the inn.

And; there were in the same country shepherds abiding
in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the
glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they
were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not; for behold, I
bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all
people. For unto,you is born this day in the city of
David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this
shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find, the babe
wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was'with the angel a multitude of
the heavenly host praising God and saying, 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 heav-
en, the shep- ,
herds ,said one I
to ,other, Let
us now go even
unto Bethlehem,
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 manriger. And when
they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying
which was told them concerning this child. And all they
that heard it wondered at those things which were told
, them, by the shepherds.

But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in
her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and
praising God for all the things that they had heard and
seen. as it was told unto them.


L-0


#UtNKER DOWN WITH ES


BY KESLEY COLBERT


I Holy Ghost of Christmas Past


I shared this very special,
story with you several years.
ago. I hope you don't mind if we
visit it again. Uncle Ryne always
called the experience his -Close
SEncounter Of The Real Kind".
The snow had come suddenly
last night. I couldn't help but:
think of the gus at school. They'll
be happy. .All they had talked
about the whole week before
Christmas vacation was whether
it was going to snow or not.
Mother said she reckoned it was a
good five inches.
Well, to be honest, the snow
wasn't all they talked about. The
Hinson brothers were bragging all
over school about the new bikes
they were going to get. Dennis
Fitzgerald went on and on about
that Roy Rogers double holster set
Mir. O'Conrnell had in his front
window. Karl Pinson wanted a
Swiss Army knife. I
And Alan Hinshaw laid it on
thick about something called an
E-rector set. I didn't even know
,what an E-rector set was. Didn't
care! Of course. Alan spouted off


* on how it was brand new and you
could build all sorts of things. He
also said the complete set cost
lots of money. Shucks. his dad
owns the sawmill. He can get arn -
thing he wants.
1 wish I'd a'brought my cap,
it's colder up on this mountain
than I thought it'd be. I just left in
too big of a hurry. This is where I
come to think. Anrid I'e got a heap
of thinking to do what with
Christmas Day being tomorrow
and all. We're, getting nothing
again this year. Mother said,
"Ryne. I'm sorry, it's 1934, there's
a depression. Someday you'll
understand. If your' dad hadn't
.a-" "
That's when I got out'a there.
That's the same thing she said,
last year. Is this de-pression going:
to last forever? And the Lord
knows it's not Mom's fault. She's
doing all she can do. She'll work
for anybody, doing anything they
need ..... .there just ain't no,
work. Period.
And I don't care about some
silly old presents either. I don't
want nothing. But Billy has
talked about a toy train and I'd
give my right arm if I could get
Coleen that Raggedy Ann doll she
keeps a'studying on in that Sears
book . well ... reckon I
ain't being completely honest


here. I'd love to hale a new bike.
A Western Flyer. Red. I'd wheel
into school and park right
between Jeff and Chuck. Wouldn't
that be grand!
I'll tell you something else.
Someday I'm going to have
money. And I'm a'going to build
.my mother the biggest house
you've ever seen. Going to build it
right out on this hill for everybody
to see. You know how it works-
all 'the money folks build out on a
"gentle crest". The rest of us live
in the hollers between. Our house
is way back up in the holler.
Shoot a mile, who am I trying
to fool carrying on like that. I ain't
got a chance. Why do guys like
Alan Hinshaw get all the luck?
Nobody cares about us. Why, I'd
leave in a minute ifT-
"Hello, son." '
I near 'bout jumped out of my
skin. I didn't hear nobody come
up.
"What's your name?"
"Ryne, sir. Ryne Bernier."
How did he get up here without
me hearing him? How did he
know about my secret place?
"How old are you, son?"
Well, I don't make a habit out
of talking, to just anybody. But
this guy "felt" o.k. He was dressed
in overalls, looked as common as


me. And he wasn't a real old man.
actually he looked kind a young-
in an old sort'a wav Timeless.
You know what I mean? His eves
were remarkable-gentle and
fnendlv. and he likes me. Kids
can tell about things like that.
"Twelve, sir. :... .
"Are you sure, about that,
* R yrie?', ,'" ... '.' '
S"Well. I'm eleven, but my
birthday is just next month." He
smiled like he knew I got it right.
"What are you' doing up.
here?"
You all know the mood I'm in.
I gave, him both barrels. Told him
everything-except the part about
me wanting a bicycle. I figured he
Might think I'm selfish. He never
said a word except for when I was
telling him how I wished I could
carve out a wooden train for Billy.
He said I could do it-it would
just take a little practice-that he
used to be a carpenter himself .
.. he kinda smiled ajnd said he'd
never carved out a train though.
I also upset him a little when
I got down to 'the part about
nobody caring a whit for;a nothing
boy like me and his younger
brother and sister,/ He looked me
right in the eyes, didn't scare me
mind you,.but ift sure got my
(See KESLEY on Page 3)


I've Had Some Fine Christmas Days in the Past and Hope to Again


HERE IT IS Christmas Eve
and I still haven't left hints here
and there about what I want for,
Christmas. I suppose I had better
get cracking if I want anything
special.
Actually. I don't know of a
thing I want or need. If I have a
day of kind words and well wish-
es I will be satisfied.
I never thought I'd see the
day when I didn't lust for some- -
thing special at Christmas-time. I
suppose that comes along with
becoming "mature". Mature even
sounds kinder and more gentle
than the adjective, getting old.
It wasn't that way always..
When I was a kid all of us broth-
ers [four of 'em] would look for
the Sears catalog to come and
wear it out looking over the good
things we wanted old Santa to
bring to us. Of course we knew
we wouldn't likely get all we want-
ed but we took sort of a 'shotgun'
approach to that choosing our
'wants' for Christmas, so Momma


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and Daddy .could Find something
real easy which we wanted for
Christmas.
We made it convenient, so to
speak.

I REMEMBER ONE year in
particular when we still lived in
Oklahoma and Daddy had come
here to find work building the
paper mill.
Daddy sent us a radio. No
longer would we be forced to use
the old hump back model with
the toggle .switch on the side. No
longer would we be stuck with be-
ing able to bring in only KVOO,
Tulsa. We could get several sta-


By Wesley Ramsey


tions on that new radio.
The new radio came by Rail-
way Express and my brother Will
and I rode our bicycle down De-
pot Hill to the train station at the
south end of town to .fetch that
radio home.
Well, it had snowed the night
before and Depot Hill was known
locally as a hill that would test
the mettle of any bicycle rider to
get back up; and we had to come
back up, loaded with that radio.

WE GOT THE radio, bal-
anced it on the handlebars and
started back up Depot Hill. We
assaulted the hill straight on, and
wound up going back down to get


a new start. The: hill was slick
from the dampness of the snow,
as well as being steep!
Will and I pondered over how
we were going to get that radio-
and the bicycle--back up that
hill. Finally, we hit on the idea of
one pushing the bike and one
balancing the radio on the han-
dlebars and following a back and
forth route, made it up the hill fi-
nally.
Was it worth it?
You betl We listened to Okla-
homa City for about five minutes,
to Del Rio, Texas for another five
minutes and two or three min-
utes to Little Rock, Arkansas .
then we switched it to the old fa-
vorite, KVOO, Tulsa.

THEN, ON ANOTHER Christ-
mas, we spent with our cousin in
Seminole, Okla. Momma and
Daddy. were going to Texas to see
Momma's parents for Christmas
along with Uncle Connie and
Aunt Della. We all left Shamrock
together but it was close quarters


with all of us in that car.
We boys were let off at the
end of the road to our cousin's
house, which happened to be
down a slick clay hill. We made it
after a few stops along the way,
walking and carrying our
presents.
Along the way we ran into a
bunch of boys looking at a snake
which had just swallowed a few
eggs. One of the boys struck the
snake, breaking one of the eggs
inside the snake. That was an im-
portant stop!

OUR COUSIN HAD a fine tree
house built in a huge oak tree in
his back yard. That tree house
was the focus of our adventure
each time we would go to visit our
cousin.
It was unseasonably warm
and we put in to beg Aunt Edna
to let us sleep in the tree house
that night. Well, she finally re-
lented after a period of begging
and pleading.
The next morning, we awoke


to find ourselves under a blanket
of snow which had fallen during
the night.
That was a perfect Christ-
mas. It snowed, we received some
good presents, plus, got to spend
it with our favorite cousin.'

I'D LIKE TO have a Christ-
mas similar to that one, again.
Probably, the Christmas I'm
expecting to have will' serve as a
reasonable facsimile.
All of the family will be
present at our house Christmas
Eve. One grandson is visiting his
in-laws out in California and one
is arriving home after more than
two years spent in Germany, so
they'll sort of trade places at the
dinner table.
All of my children, with the
men [women] they'married will be
there along with their children
[and wives], so it'll be a BIG fami-
ly Christmas at our house.
I hope it will be the same at
your house!


-THE STAR-
USPHS 51880
Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Second Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL
Wesley R. Ramsey ... Editor & Publisher; President
William H. Ramsey ... . .... Vice President
Frenchie Ramsey .. . Treasurer, Office Manager
Shirley Ramsey ........ Graphic Design/Bookkeeper


Postmaster:
Send Address Change to:
THE STAR
Post Office Box 308
Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308
Phone (850) 227-1278

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SUBSCRIPTIONS INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
IN COUNTY $15.00 IN COUNTY $10.00 SIX MONTHS
OUT OF COUNTY $20.00 YEAR OUT OF COUNTY $15.00 SIX MONTHS
TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements
the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than
amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.


SSt. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
\ December 26 6:10 a.m. L -0.3 8:16 p.m. H 1.2
p December 27 6:39 a.m. L -0.4 8:50 p.m. H 1.3
December 28 7:14 a.m. L -0.5 9:26 p.m. H 1.4
December 29 7:52 a.m. L -0.6 10:05 p.m. H 1.4
December 30 8:32 a.m. L -0.6 10:46 p.m. H 1.4
December 31 9:11 a.m. L -0.6 11:27p.m H 1.3
January 1 9:52 a.m. L -1.2


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 1997 PAGE 3A




New Year s'



Eve Request

From Port St. Joe Police Chief Leffert


to


Port St. 'Joe Police Chief Jay
Leffert has issued concerns over
what appears to be a custom
which began years ago-one that
may jeopardize the safety and
well-being of the community.
Specifically, many persons,
have engaged in unlawfully firing'
handguns and shotguns into the
air on New Year's Eve' along
Martin Luther King Boulevard in
North Port St. Joe.
Last New Year's Eve alone,
officers discovered over 400
rounds of ammunition had been
fired into the air. By the grace of
God, no persons were injured by
falling or misguided bullets,
according to Leffert.


. For the, safety '.of the
Community, 'this practice cannot
be allowed to continue. Therefore.,
this year officers from the Port St.
Joe Police Department and Gulf
County Sheriffs Office will be
assigned to 'patrol along the
' streets to prevent its occurrence
from happening again.
"It is bur sincerest wish that
we. all have a; safe, peaceful and
uneventful holiday and New
Year's Eve," Lefferit said, "but, we
respectfully and 'humbly ask the
assistance of our community in
helping to stop this extremely
dangerous and unsafe practice."
"We sincerely thank everyone
:for helping us to reach this goal,"
he concluded.


Building Takes Shape


At Gulf/Franklin Site


When steel to construct the
Gulf/Franklin Center of Gulf
Coast Community College began
to arrive a few weeks ago. after
delivery dela'ts, job supervisor
Greg Walters of North Bay
Construction Company said con-
struction would move ahead fairly
rapidly.
Judging from the progress
made since that day. he obviously
wasn't kidding either. Steel fram-
ing for all three of the complex's
pods is in place and workers are
beginning to install the metal roof
on one of the buildings.
Walters said that he expects
the roofing systems to be in place
on all three pods and walkways
within about 30 days. From there
work will get underway on the
stud walls and brick \eneer.
Classes are scheduled to open
with the fall semester 1998. The
main focus of the complex will be
to. profit college courses leading
tfo'a degree associated with cor-
rections training.
Other college classes, previ-
ously taught from local high
schools, will also be offered
through the college extension.
Another area of educational
opportunities available through
the Gulf Coast Community


College center is vocational train-
ing.
Trustee Ralph Roberson com-
mented. "The Board of Trustees
recognizes a substantial need for
vocational training in Gull" and
Franklin counties and we're going
to address these needs as best we
can with the resources available."
Gulf County commissioners
passed a resolution in October
requesting assistance from Gulf
Coast Community College in pro-
tiding vocational training for the
county.
Trustee George Duren was
quoted in the October 30th issue
of The Star stating. "Vocational
training is essential for industries
relocating and for high level of
expertise and pay for community
members."
Gulf Coast Community
College held a town meeting
November 11 at Port St. Joe High
School to discuss and evaluate
the educational needs and .goals,
of community members.
During the board's December
12 meeting, several minor change
orders were approved on the
$1.75 'million Gulf/Franklin
Center. Most of these, revolved
around new Department of
Education building code require-
ments and were. minor in nature.


Police Make Two Arrests


., During a routine traffic stop
on December 21st at approxi-
mately 4,00 in the morning, Alvin
D. Chambers, 30, of Panama City,
was arrested for driving with a
license suspended or revoked.
* In making routine licensure
checks., Officer Chris Tramel
learned that Chambers had an
outstanding arrest warrant for'
attempted sexual battery and
false .imprisonment, which had


been issued by Bay County.
Following the arrest, a rou-
tine inventory search of
Chambers' Lincoln Town Car
revealed a plastic bag containing
a substance that tested positive
for crack cocaine. Officers also'
seized a loaded .380 automatic
pistol. Chanibers 4was charged on,
all violations.

At the intersection of Avenue


Kesley (From Page 2)


attention. "Don't say that, Ryne.
W And don't you ever believe it for a
minute. Of such is the Kingdom of
Heaven."
We didn't talk much longer.
He stood up and placed his hand
on my head-guess he was won-
dering why I was out here bare-
headed. He didn't say nothing
about my cap and I played like I
didn't notice that awful scar on
his hand. He said 'he had to go
and that I'd better hurry home-a
storm was coming.
Ha! I had him there! Listen,
I'd lived in these hills all my life.
Too clear and crisp. The storm
had done passed through. He did-
n't know as much as I thought he
did. "Hey, Mister, you're plum
wrong about--"
He was gone. I looked all
around. I couldn't even find his
tracks. Well, never mind, but I
sure wished I'd asked his name.
It started snowing even before
I got to Calumet Creek. And I got
a little turned around where the
trail forks behind the old Sutton
place. Dark was setting in. The
wind was howling now and I was-
n't exactly sure where I was. If I
could find a tree or a rock that I
could recognize ....... .I could-
n't be lost, the house has got to be
i close by! I climbed upon a little
,cliff and there was the light
from the barn. Thank goodness,
I was home in ten minutes.
Mother was all over me, "Son,


come look, you won't believe it!"
You could have knocked me
over with a feather! Billy was on
the floor, pulling the finest wood-
en train I ever saw between the
legs of that old cane bottom chair
Uncle Wyatt let us have. Seven
cars with a red caboose! Perfect!
And Coleen was a'hugging
Raggedy Ann so hard I don't think
either one of them could breathe.
"Son, he stopped by right
before the storm hit. Asked for a
drink of water. Said he'd picked
these things up a while back and
wondered if we'd have any use for
them. He said you were all right
and that you would be home
soon. Land sakes, he was gone
before I could even thank him
proper. Ryne, do you know-"
"Mother, how long has the
barn light been out?" The evening
had been so unusual neither of us
even noticed I had interrupted her
in mid-sentence.
"Son, that old light hasn't
worked in years."
I made a dash for the back
door. I had to see for myself. It
was so dark out there I fell over
the bicycle parked right slap dab
in the middle of our back yard.
The brand spanking new
bicycle.
Western Flyer.
Red.
Merry Christmas,
Ryne and Friend


D'and Battles'Street in the early
morning hours of December 20th.
Officer Chris Tramel conducted a
traffic stop and subsequent arrest
of Mark D. Kilbourn. 36. of Port
St. Joe ..
'Kilbourn was charged with
driving under the influence and
driving with a. suspended or.
revoked license. ,.
Also, during a routine search
for inventory, marijuana was dis-
covered within the GMC pick-up
.truck Kilbourn was operating,
resulting in subsequent charges.
against him.


Safe


(Cont'd from Page 1)
incident.". .
At the Port St.. Joe, plant,
employees volunteer and recruit
one another ,to serve on various
safety teams that review safety
standards, and then determine
how the plant can best. operate
within those guidelines.
One of those, teams is
involved in the safety awareness
process,, a peer observation pro-
gram that reinforces safety and
corrects at-risk behaviors. The
Central Safety Committee also
plays an integral role at the Port
St. Joe facility.
Plant Manager Dave Garrett
said, "Throughout Arizona
Chemical there is a strong belief
that all accidents are preventable
and an accident-free workplace is
achievable, and I am pleased to
say that our Port St.'Joe plant is
a strong example of that safety
belief. I congratulate everyone's
contribution to our solid safety
performance."
The Port St. Joe facility
employs about 100 people and is
also a member of the Chemical
Manufacturers Association. As a
member, the plant participates in
the CMA's Responsible Care* pro-
gram.


Gulf County








to Merge


With Life Management
The Board of Directors of the
Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc.
has announced that it-will accept
an invitation from Life Manage-
men t Center of Northwest Florida,
Inc. :,to enter .into a corporate,
merger effective July 1, 1998.


Gulf County Guidance Clinic,
Inc. was established over 30 years
ago as a private non-profit corpo-
ration. Its primary mission has
,been to provide outpatient behav-
ioral healthcare services to chil-
dren and adults experiencing dif-
,ficulties ranging from minor life
adjustment problems to severe
mental health concerns.

Life Management Center of
Northwest Florida, Inc. has an
outstanding 43 year history as a
non-profit behavioral healthcare
corporation providing comprehen-
sive' services to the communities
Sof Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes,
Jackson and Washington coun-
ties.

Gulf County Guidance Clinic
Sand Life Management Center have
ihad a long and productive affiliate
relationship. Both organizations
.....are looking forward to serving the
a regional community together. It is
expected that this merger will fur-
'J'ther enhance the efficiency and
-quality of services throughout the
'"1 area.


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Christmas Lights

The entire community is all decorated, up and ready for
Christmas, from the city Christmas tree [top photo] to the
street lights on the newly refurbished Reid Avenue [bottom
photo]. A tour of the city will reveal many more beautiful
sights created with lights. The displays are limited only by
the resident's imagination. They run the gamut from Tom-
my Davis' gigantic project, to a lit radio tower at the home
of Mrs. Bernard Pridgeon, to a team of "gators" pulling San-
ta's sleigh at the home of Judge Robert .M. Moore. Take a
tour of the city and see these and many other beautiful
sights.


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Weight Control for


Life Program Set


Clinic Offers

"Parenting

After Divorce

Class" In '98
Gulf County Guidance Clinic,
Inc. has announced that it will
offer its next "Parenting After
Divorce' classes on Saturday,
January 17, 1998 and Saturday,
February 21, 1998.
These two training sessions
will be held at -the Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Inc. Wellness
Center from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Each class will examine how par-
ents can help themselves and
their children overcome the pain
and di's' ;don of divorce.
Talking with your child about
divorce, developmental issues,
visitation, behavior concerns, and
dealing with typical emotions will
all be topics of discussion.
Professional counselors from
the Gulf County Guidance Clinic,
Inc. will conduct these three hour
Saturday workshops. Interested
parents are asked to call the Gulf
County Guidance Clinic, Inc. at
227-1145, and ask for the
"Parenting After Divorce Cburse."
Advanced registration is
required. A nominal fee will be
charged. A booklet will be provid-
ed, and a certificate of attendance
will be awarded.


I' Edwin R. Alles, Executive
Director of the Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Inc. has
announced it is accepting partici-
pants in the next "Weight Control
for Life Program" scheduled to
start on Thursday, January 22.
Potential participants are
encouraged to contact the clinic
now and register immediately so
that individual interviews can be
completed prior to starting the
group.
According to Mr. Ailes, the
purpose of the "Weight Control for
Life Program" is to provide indi-
viduals with psychological and
behavioral techniques for weight
loss and weight loss management.
Hypnosis and techniques of
behavior modification combined
with basic nuu-itional information
are provided to assist individuals
with managing their weight on a
permanent basis. ,
Ailes, a licensed psychothera-
pist and certified hypnotherapist.
stated that the program at the
clinic is designed to help individu-
als in "developing the skills of
effective weight loss and lifetime


weight management."
He also stated that partici-
pants in past weight control
groups have reported their satis-
faction in maintaining significant
weight losses. Effective weight
maintenance enhances physical
and emotional health.
Anyone interested in the Gulf
County Guidance Clinic "Weight
Control for Life Program" should
contact. Mr. Alles at 227-1145.
Participants will be interviewed
individually and then seen on a
weekly, basis in small groups at
the clinic's Wellness Center.
Enrollment is limited, so potential
participants should call the clinic
and register immediately.

Grahams to Observe
50th Anniversary
Walter and Ruth Graham will
celebrate their 50th wedding an-
niversary with a reception at
White City Baptist Church on
Saturday, December 27th, from
3:00 to 5:00 p.m. All friends and
relatives are invited to attend.


Savannah 'Pippen
Savannah Is Two!
Savannah Pippen celebrated
her second birthday on Sunday,
rDecember 21st with a party at
her home. Helping her celebrate
was her brother, Jon Charles Pip-
pen.
She is the daughter of Jon
and Donna Pippen of Wewahitch-
ka. Savannah is the grandchild of
Bert and Janie Lanier, of Wewa-
hitchka, Charles Pippen, of
Blountstown, and Joyce Pippen of
Altha.


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Billy and Dorothy Barlow, of
Port St. Joe, are happy to an-
nounce the engagement and
forthcoming marriage of their
daughter, Vicki L. Barlow, to6'i
Danny P. Turner, the son of Pete
and Diane Turner of Vestavia
Hills, Alabama and the grandson
of Ms. Mildred Masters. ;
Vicki is a graduate of Port St.
Joe Jr./Sr. High School and Troy
State University. She is presently
employed at AmSouth Bank in
Birmingham, in the Technology
Project Services department.
'Mr. Turner attended the Uni-
versity of South Alabama, and he
is currently employed as General
Manager for the Tom Williams
,Autom.otive 'Goup in Biirrning-
ham. After, they are married, the
couple plan to reside in Birming-
ham, Alabama.
The wedding ceremony will be
performed on January 31, :1998
in Ocho Rios. All family members
and close friends are warmly in-
vited to attend.


GCCC Will Begin Spring

Semester Classes in Gulf


The Spring 1998 semester at
Gulf, Coast Community College
will begin Thursday. January 8th.
Registration for courses in Port
St. Joe and Wewahitchka will be
held on Tuesday, January 6th at
6 p.m. Registration locations will
be at the Gulf County School
Board in Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka High School.
Courses to be offered in Port
St. Joe include: Developmental
Psychology, English Composition'
II, Principles of. Financial
Accounting 1, Western Civiliza-
tion II, Algebra and General
Psychology. Understanding Visual
Art and Western Civilization I will


ijo a Ln;riJd to attend kin SEcond Jfnuna/

New Year's Eve Gala

9:00 p.m. December 31st until 1:00 a.m. January 1st
Eastern Standard Time


1600 Constitution Drive Port St. Joe, Florida


be offered at Wewahitchka.
GCCC will offer a number of
courses through, independent
study. Video tapes and audio cas-
settes for these courses are avail-
able at the Gulf County Library,
Port St. Joe Instructional Services
Office and Wewahitchka High
School Library.
Contact Temple Watson at
Port St. Joe High School, 227-
1259 (after 5 p.m.), or George Cox
at Wewahitchka High School,
639-2496 (after 5 p.m.) or GCCC,
872-3847 for details.


River-Michael Les Sewell
Look Who's One
River-Michael Les Sewell, the
son of Mike and.Dawn Sewell, will
turn one year old on January 4th,
1998. River is the grandson of
Sam and Ellen Peterson and Pat
and Jimbo Nunery.

eold 7Tolerant C titr
Satsuma Orange, Sweet & Tart
Kumquat, Lemon, Grapefruit. Fresh
fruit also available, pecans, grape,
blueberry, apple, Japanese persim-
mon. Bradford pear, live oak, hollies,
large selection ofcaniellias, and
landscape plants.

UF.-


There's no reason to drive to Panama City!
For Your Holiday Needs, see us FIRST!
We have many new gift ideas for
anyone on your Christmas list. Warm
Holiday
We also.have all the bottled spirits and Greetings
egg nog needed to put the rosie in
anyone's cheeks. El Governor
Through Dec. 24, bring this ad in and receive Motel &
20%/ off Selective Items. Gift Shop
Call about the Holiday Special for Christmas
and New Year's. 6:00 a.m. 11:00
We have a great holiday room p.m. CST
package; a great gift idea. 850-648-5757
GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE. for reservations


WE WAHITCHKA STATE BANK


CbMSISMAS HOLIDAY HOIUNS
Wednesday Dec. 24th
Close at Noon

Thursday Dec. 25th Closed

Friday Dec. 26th
Lobby Closed
Drive In Open 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon


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Live Entertainment, Heavy Hors D'oeuvres, Door Prizes, On-Site
Photographer, New Year's Party Favors, Silent Auction, Complimentary
Champagne, Cash Bar Black Tie attire is optional

Ticket Price:
$25.00 per person/$50.00 per couple
Tickets may be purchased from
The Tapper Company in Port St. Joe, Kids Port in Apalachicola, any Junior Service
League member, or call 227-1111


REMEMBER OUR ATM's ARE AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY
FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE!
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Terry Gingerich, owner of Heart's Desire, is pictured above:
at the December meeting of thePort St. Joe Garden Club. ,
The theme for the program was christmas customs and cele-
brations using greenery, flowers and accessories. A luncheon
was enjoyed by guests and members followed by a short
business meeting; hostesses were Rena Huie and Sally
Gainous.


For All Your
Printing Nccds .
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Publishing Co.
(850) 227-1278


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COloring

Winners
I i what is hoped toi
be an annual event for
children of the area, the, .
three shown at left were
winners in The Star's
Christmas coloring con- .
test. Each received, a
check for $25.00 for their
efforts. .
Shown from left. are -
Alex Jones of Wewa- L
hitchki, Brittany N. Can- "
non, and Carolyn Marley, '
both of Port St. Joe. .^ I :. Li


Local UDC M

A Cupful of C
A lovely Christmas tea was
held for the United Daughters of
the Confederacy, Apalachicola
Chapter #826, on December 9th.'
Elizabeth Strang hosted the affair
at her home in Gulf Aire.
The members present includ-
ed Jean Heathcock. Sue Weath-
ington. Mazie Stone. Betty Lewis,
Joyce Faison. Jane Forster, Eliza-
\ beth Stokoe, Ida Ethel Brown and
hostess Elizabeth Strang.
Several special guests from


embers Enjoy

hristmas Cheer
Tallahassee, representing various
chapters of the organization from
around the area, were able to at-
tend the tea. These included Hel-
ene Wermey, Jane ,Chastain and
Sue Cowger, representing Anna
Jackson UDC Chapter #224, and.
Eloise Cain, : representing the
UDC chapters .of St. Andrew .Bay,
and Panama City. ,
The tea's delicious refresh-
ments were served by the mem-
bers of the Apalachicola Chapter
of UDC.


Recording the Hands of the Future
To further the safety of the area's children, GT Corn spon-
sored the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's (FDLE) pro-
gram of fingerprinting children at GT Corn's Fifth Street (Port
St. Joe) Phone Store on Friday, December 19th.
In the photo above (standing from left). Brad Price is shown
looking on as FDLE Special Agent Chris Rigoni and partner clean
up his son, Brandon, following his "printing". : ,
Brandon was one of approximately 50 children who took part
in the fingerprinting program. "As part of our commitment to
the communities we serve, GT Com is proud to have sponsored
such a worthwhile program," stated John Vaughan, vice presi-
dent.


Leo G. Shealy, Sr.
Leo G. Shealv. Sr.., 74, of Port.
St. Joe, died Thursday. December
18, at his residence. Born in Apa-
lachicola, 'he -moved to Port St.
Joe in 1945. He was a pulpmnill
supervisor for St Joe Paper Com-
pany. was a member of the First
United Methodist Church and
was a veteran of1 \WWI. serving inr
the U S Air Force.
Mr. Shealy is survived by two
sons. Gil Shealy and wife Lynida
of Wewahitchka and Alan Barber
and wife Susan of Marianna: two
daughters. Janie S. Jansenius
and husband Robert of Panama
,City. Anne B. Johnson and hus-
band Jay of Oxford. Mississippi;
five grandchildren- Haywood
Shealy, Joseph Jansenius. Drew,
;Johnson, Meg Johnson .and
Funeral servicesi,- for Mr.
Shealy were conducted on Sun-
day. December 21. at 3:00 p:m.
EST in the First United Methodist
Church of Port St. Joe with Pas-
tor Jessie Evans and Pastor Oli-
ver Taylor officiating. Interment
followed in Holly Hil Cemetery.
'The following gentlemen served
as pallbearers: Billy Joe Rish.
Harold Quackenbush. Lamar
Hardy. Leonard Belin. Tom Park-
er. Hubert Richards and Williston
Chason.
In Ileu of flowers. those who-
wish may make contributions to
the Parkinson's Foundation or
the First United Methodist
Church in memory of Mr. Shealy.
All funeral arrangements were
Conducted by Gilmore-Souther-
land Funeral Home.

John Wilton
"Killer" Stanley
John Wilton "Killer" Stanley.
Sr., 77, of Dalkeith. passed away
'Thursday, December 18, at the
home of his son, Ronnie Lee
Stanley. He was a Florida resi-
dent most of his life and a resi-
dent of Gulf County for; the past
25 years. He was a soldier during'
WWI.I. a retired Lieutenant with
the Panama City Fire Depart-'
ment, and a Mason until his
, move to Gulf County.
Survivors include his four
sons: John Wilton Stanley, Jr.,









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William Franklin Stanley, and
Ronnie Lee Stanley-all of Dal-
keith, and Lonnie Harold Stanley,
of Parachute, Colorado. He has
seven grandchildren: Bryce Stan-
ley. Kyle Stanley, Missy McMul-
ion, Chasity Stanley, Frankie
Stanley, Jr., Stephen Stanley.
and Kala Stanley; three great-
grand-children: Joshua. Stanley,
Jacob Stanlev, and Joshua
McMullun; and three brothers:
William M. Stanley Jr. of Talla-
hassee. Max Stanley and Wayne


GT Com Employee Appreciation Day.
Thursday, December 18 during an extended lunchtime, GT
Com employees in Port St. Joe, Blountstown, Apalachicola,
Perry and Florala were treated to "Holiday Cookout" parties in
their honor. ,
The event drew to a close what has been a challenging year
for the company and its employees. A lunch, centering around
barbecue catered by Sonny's, was served and followed by raffles,
just plain fun, and other surprises.



,Jump Start the Day with..,

Lowfat Carrot Cake Muffins


Stanley. both of Panama City. Searching for a satisfying
a ws p e b hi morning treat that's both tasty
He was predeceaseda by his and lowfat? Look no further than
ley. and three sisters: Wn Telle Ir- LouaJt Carrot Cake Mufins to sat-
. Wynona Kent. and Juanita isy your breakfast yearning. The
Martin. secret to reducing the fat in these
Funeral services were held muffins is using prune puree in
MoFuneral seervice22.s at 1rehe:00 place of the oil traditionally used.
a.m. CST, at the Dalkeith" Baptist No one will-guess that these
Churc'h,'-conducted .by -the -_Rev.' .moist, flavorful|-m. fIfnasar-lowiin
John Clenney.. Interment followedc' fat. Like a traditional carrot cake,
at Roberts Cemetary in Honey- these muffins are studded with
ville. bits of pineapple and a hint of cin-


Those who wish may make
contributions to Bay Medical
Center Hospice. The funeral and
arrangements were directed by
Comforter Funeral Home, Wewa-
hitchka Branch Chapel.

Ernest Carter-
Ernest Carter, 72, of 'White
- City, died Thurday. December 18,.
in a local hospital. Mr. Carter was
born in Wausau and was a re-
tired welder.
'He is sur-ived by his wife
Maxine: one daughter. Lisa Lollie
and husband Roy: one son. Rich-
ard Rogers: three brothers: J.B.
Carter. Archie Carter. and Buford
Carter; two grandsons: Joey and
Patrick Mastro. ,
Funeral services for Mr Cart-
er were conducted on Saturday,
December 20. at 2:00 p.m. EST In
the First 'Pentecostal Holiness
Church of Port St. Joe with Rev.
Richard Beavers and Rev. Lewis
Rogers officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Holly Hill Cemetery. The
following gentlemen served as
pall bearers: Max Fleming. Char-.
lie Day, Frank McKeithen,
Charles Evereti. Roy Lollie. Sr.
and Dit Butler
All funeral arrangements
were conducted by Gilmbre-
Southerland Funeral Home.


namon. Served warm with a thin
layer of reduced-fat cream cheese
and a frosty glass of milk, break-
fast can truly be healthy and dell-
clousl
For more lowfat recipes, send
a stamped, self-addressed, busi-
ness-size envelope to: Decadent
Desserts/SM, P.O. Box 10157,
Pleasanton, CA 94588..
4 cups grated carrots (spooned'
Snot packed IntocUp)
2'cups sugar ,
1 caq ,(8. ounces) crushed
pineapple '
1 cup prune puree"
4 large egg whites
2 teaspoons vanilla
;2 cups flour :
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup golden raisins (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Coat 18, 2 3/4-inch muffin fin
cups with vegetable cooking
spray: set aside.
In large bowl combine 'car-
rots. sugar, pineapple, prune
puree, egg whites and vanilla: stir
to blend thoroughly. Add remain-
ing ingredients; mix completely.
Stir in raisins, if using.
Spoon batter Into prepared


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Bake about 20 minutes until pick
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Turn onto rack to cool completely.
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*Prune Puree: Combine 1-1/3
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Nutritional information per serLing:
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New Year's Eve on the Beach!
FREE LIMO


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9 p.m. to 3 a.m. EST
Sponsored by: Lookout Lounge, Toucan's,
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Co-sponsored by: Buena Vista & Driftwood Motels
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If you are interested in having a personal or family recipe
published, or if your dining establishment would like an
opportunity to be invovled on the restaurant page, please
call us at 227-1278 or 229-8997! Hope you enjoyed our
edition of this new section.


Eggnog for the-
Holidays
Ingredients:
3 eggs
1/4 cup sugar
,1/8 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tbsp. vanilla
3 cups of milk, chilled
dash of nutmeg
Preparation: Beat eggs well,'
until light and fluffy. Gradually!
stir in sugar and salt. Then slow-
ly beat in vanilla. Stir in milk that
has' been well chilled. Sprinkle
each glass of eggnog with nut-
meg, if desired.

Christmas
Eve Punch
Ingredients:
1 (32 oz.) bottle cra iberiyjuice ,-
cocktail
1 (46 oz.) can unsweetened
pineapple juice
2 cups orange juice ,
2/3 cup lemon juice -
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. almond extract
1 (33.8 oz.) bottle ginger ale,
chilled
Preparation: Combine first six
ingredients: chill. To serve, add
ginger ale, stirring well.


COOKBOOKS


The 1997' Scallop Festival at
St. Joseph Bay Cook Book is avail-
able at the Gulf County Chamber
of Commerce and at the Antique
Mall in the Port Theatre. Proceeds
from the sale- of the cookbook
benefit Friends of the St. Joe
Library. Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce and the St. Joe Bay.
Writers Group.
For more information, contact
the Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce at 227-1223.

The Port St. Joe Garden Club
has published a cookbook
(recipes from the members). They
are now on sale from any club
member for only $10.00. The
books promise to make a great
Christmas gift for a friend or loved
one. The proceeds from the cook-
books will help to defray the cost
of the upkeep of the club's build-
ing and the beautification of the
grounds on Eighth Street.


Need Your Recipes
One of the Spring projects at
Bay St. Joseph Care Center is to
produce a cookbook with recipes
from residents, family and staff
Smemnbers. They ask that you bring
your favorite recipes to Susan
IcHugh In the Admissions Office
or to Julie Donnick, Social
Services Director. Susan will be
contacting regional artists to do
the cover and add beautiful art-
s work to the book.
Hopefully, it will be completed
and .available for sale by March
1st. So, get your recipes In soon!
Proceeds from the cookbook sales
will go to the center's activities
program.


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WE'RE PLEASED AND PROUD TO SERVE FINE FOIK LIKE YOU
AND ARE GRATEFUL, FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP AND SUPPORT.
WISHING YOU AU, THE JOYS OF CHRISTMAS AND EVERY
HAPPINESS IN THE YEAR AHEAD. NOEL!

The Fish House Restaurant
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Mexico Beach


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*Ill ChillISU 1r -40U. AnfaU. jo. ao i ce r om n# n *** *'I *. 11a, 1 illy
beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Matthew 3:17
*This Child is God-become-man. But when the fulness of the time was
come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law.
Galatians 4:4
*The Child became man to save us. Thou shalt call his JESUS: for he shall
save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21
*This Child lived a perfect life. Who did no sin, neither was guile found 10
his mouth. I Peter 2:22
*This Child was crucified but rose from the dead. Remember, that Jesus
Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead. II TImothy 2:8
*This Child Is now reigning In heaven. It is Christ that died, yea rather, that
is risen again, who Is even at the right hand of God. Romans 8:34
*The Child will come again to judge the world. For the Son of man shall
come In the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward
every man according to his works. Matthew 16:27
-This Child wants to give Himself to youl Who gave himself,
for us, that he might redeem us from all Iniquity. Titus 2:14


Breakaway Restaurant
"On the beautiful Apalachicola River, Waddell Rd."

NIGHTLY SPECIALS
Wednesday Special Ribeye Steak...............,$8.95
or Surf & Turf $12.95
Thursday Shrimp or
Flounder Special ......................... $8.95
(30 shrimp)
Good Food & Drinks
at Good Prices
Open 5:00 10:00 Wednesday Saturday '
Closed Sunday thru Tuesday -


SOUP,
Sweet potato soup with tender crayfish tails
SALAD
Orange, spiced walnuts and dried cranberry salad.
ENTREES
Pan fried jumbo stuffed shrimp and eggs with shoestring pota-
toes, toasted English muffin & fresh fruit garnish $12.95
Normandy apple omelet served with grilled grits, toasted eng-
lish muffin & fresh fruit garnish $7.95
Roasted cornish game hens with cranberry orange dressing,
mashed potatoes and ginger carrots $11,1.95
Fresh thyme crusted pork loin with an apple raisin cornbread
stuffing, served w/ grilled potato, & brussel sprouts $12.95
Sauteed soft shell crab stuffed w/wild mushrooms, placed on a
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-3600 Urges Drivers to be Prepared

r land Help Keep the Highways Safe
, 1 : ,,. i : ~~


Receive Awards
Recently the Port St. Joe Fire Department presented awards recognizing the efforts of four of its
firemen. Receiving awards were from left: Tan Smiley, Ken Bland, Buddy Cumbie and Richard Burkett.,


Thank Helpers in
Dolphin Stranding
and Recovery
The staff at St. Joseph
Peninsula State Park would like
to thank all of the agencies and
individuals that helped out with
tha dolphin stranding on Sunday
and Monday, December 14 and
15.
Surf and weather conditions
on those days made recovery
efforts difficult at best, and the
equipment, food and support that
many individuals- and agencies
provided made a difficult, if not
impossible, task possible.
.. I would like to thank the
American Red Cross and The
Salvation Army in particular,
along with the Gulf County
Emergency Management and the
Gulf County Search and Rescue
teams for the equipment and sup-
port they provided.
The food that was provided by
local volunteers and private ven-
dors was appreciated. and proba-
bly prevented several cases of
hypothermia and overexposure
due to the weather conditions
that prevailed.
I believe many of the people


The National Safety Council
estimates that more, than 65,000
in the United States will be killed
or injured in automobile acci-
dents during the Christmas anrid
New Year's holiday weekends.,
A recent survey sponsored by
Allstate Insurance Company arid
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
I(MADD) reports that nearly 79
percent of Americans believe our
Highways are less safe during the
IThanksgiving to' New Year's pen-
,od. According to MADD, more
,than 17,000 people were killed
'and more than one million were
-injured in the United States last
year because of drunk drivers.
To help keep the roads safe
for everyone, 3600 Communica-
tions reminds motorists to use
their cellular phones toi report
emergencies. roadside hazards
and erratic driving.
Travelers should call *DUI to


Winners of Wewahitchka Parade
The Wewahitchka Chamber of.Commerce is shown presenting prizes for the best floats in the busi-
ness and church division of their Christmas parade. In the photo at left, Chamber president Kenny.
Strange presents Mary Ellen Gortman of the Flower Boutique her prize check for having the best float
in the business division. In the photo at right Tricia Hjort, left, and Christy Nunnery receive the prize
for the United Pentecostal Church, winner of the church division.


involved felt the sense of
community spirit that I felt, and it
quickly became obvious to me
that this spirit and determination
would get the job done regardless
of any obstacles that might be


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Have construction or
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Is plastic roofing being used successfully in
our area?


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General Electric is being used extensively in
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and is lightweight, flame resistant, mildew
resistant and retains color. This low mainte-
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.f-s Sincere best wishes and a round of
; good cheer to all the great folks that .
stopped by this year.

SHappy Holidays!



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encountered.
I feel changed as a result of
this incident, and I feel a
community pride that is difficult
to express. I am thankful that I
live and work with people that can
pull together and provide the
assistance and support that was
seen in this recovery effort.
The number' of dolphins

GCCC "Patient
Care Assisting"
Gulf Coast Community
College will be offering a "Patient
Care Assisting" class in Gulf.
County, scheduled to begin
January 26, 1998. The 18-week
/course will prepare students to
work as certified nursing assis-
tants and home health aides.
GCCC's Office of Career
Development is offering scholar-
ships through the Job Training
Partnership Act for eligible indi-
viduals to attend the training.
Members of the "Patient Care
Aissting" class who haven't yet
earned a diploma or GED will be
connected with the local adult
education program. Their case
managers will work closely with
them to ensure that they get the
help they need to achieve their
goals.
Those interested in applying
for a JTPA scholarship, to attend
the PCA class can call case man-
ager Jan McDonald at 229-6854.
The deadline for applications is
January 20, 1998.

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saved Sunday and Monday is
important,. but it should be
understood that a great deal will
also be learned from those ani-
mals that did not survive. I,believe
that as a result of this unusual.
experience, we may gain a great
deal of insight intqi a uniquee
species of animal and its habitat.
which is the world we live in..
Thank you one and all for an
outstanding job. It would not have
been possible without you.
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Assistant Park Manager,
St. Joseph Peninsula
State Park


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reckless drivers and crimes in
progress, not for directions, road
and weather conditions or other
general information.)
3600 offers a few tips and
urges drivers to be prepared when
traveling to their holiday destina-
tions.
"Travelers should remember
to pack a charged battery for their
cellular phone along with emer-
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number of the location they're
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Director of Market Operations for
3600 in Florida. "The most impor-
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PAGE SA THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. DEC. 25. 1997


Sharks Will Host Classic


Win One,

ST. JOE 71, FAMU HIGH 61
Friday, December ,19
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks j
opened the Jackson County
Christmas Tournament with a
first round win over FAMU High. ',1
The Tiger Sharks jumped out to .
an early 26-10 lead by the end of
the first quarter, but only scored
six points in the second quarter
taking a 32-23 lead into halftime.
FAMU High also outscored
the Tiger Sharks 23-14 in the
third quarter bringing the game to
a 46-46 tie. Port S.t joe dominat-
ed the final period, outscoring the
Baby Rattlers 25-15 for.a 71-61
win.
James Daniels led the Tiger
Sharks offensively with 17 points.
Tyson Pittman added 16 points
for Port St. Joe (5-2).
"We played well offensively in
the first and fourth, but not so
well in the second and third," said
Coach Vernon Eppinette.
ST. JOE 26 6 14 25 71
FAMU 10 13 23 15 61


Lose One in Grand Ridge Tournament


.Ag Ur


'97-'98 PSJ Tiger Sharks Basketball Team
Team members in; the front row, from left, are: Darius' Chambers, Rod Chambers, Kyle
Adkison, Mosi Quinn, Keion McNair and Lance Larry. Back row, from left, are: Clay Smallwood,
Kedrick Larry, Jermaine Lewis, James Daniels, Travis Woullard, Jeremy Dixon, Tyson Pittman
and Travis Jenkins.


1997 LADY SHARKS-Kneeling, from left: Megan Johnson, Lacey Johnson, Nikki Royster and
Princess Likely. Standing, from left: Katie Kilbourn (injured list). Angela McDowell, Emily Thompson,
Evette Gant, Bonnie Belin, Tynetta Towner and Courtney Lenox.


Spring Turkey Quota Hunt


Applic nations Available Soon


Sportsmen who want to be
among the first hunters in the
woods during Florida's spring
turkey hunting season should
pick up a spring turkey quota
hunt application beginning
December 29th.
Spring turkey applications
will be available from Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission
(GFC) offices and tax collectors'


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offices. Spring turkey applications
are not available from sub-agents.
.,Prospective quota hunters
must submit a spring turkey
application to the GFC's quota
hunt office in Tallahassee,
January 5th through 14th. The
GFC will only accept applications
via postal or express mail service
and will not accept any applica-
tions before January 5.
After the random drawing, the
GFC will issue any remaining per-
mits on a first-come, first-served
basis.
Turkey hunters on most pub-
lic wildlife management areas
(WMAs) and private land do not
need a spring turkey quota hunt
permit. However, permits are
required on: Andrews, Apalachi-
cola Bradwell Unit, Big Shoals,
Camp Blanding, Caravelle,
Champion International, Econ-
fina Creek, Flying Eagle, Goethe
Forest, Half Moon, Jennings
Forest, Kicco, Ocala Lake Delancy
Unit, Ralford, Richloam, Seminole
Forest, Seminole Ranch, Prairie
Lakes, Tosohatchee and Twin
Rivers WMAs and on the Dupuis
Wildlife and Environmental Area.
Meanwhile, the GFC also is
offering a new hunting concept
called special-opportunity hunts.
The agency established 50 of
them this year to provide quality
turkey hunting opportunities with
low hunter intensity.


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Special-opportunity turkey
hunts will take place on the Ft.
Drum WMA in Indian River
County (three hunts, five hunters:
per hunt, 20,858 acres, $50); the'
Lake George WMA Dexter/Mary
Farms Unit in Volusia County.
(three hunts in three zones,'
twelve hunters per hunt with four,
hunters per zone, 13,223 acres
divided into three 4,400-acre
zones, $175); and the Triple N
Ranch WMA in Osceola County)
(three hunts, five hunters per:
hunt, 8,957 acres, $175).
A non-refundable application-
fee ($5 for one person, $10 for a
group of two) must accompany
each special-opportunity hunt'
'application. There are no excep-,
tions. Hunters may apply as'
many times as they like. The GFC
will issue special-opportunity
spring turkey hunts by random
selection from applications that
come in from January 5 through
4:30 p.m. January 30.
Selected applicants will
receive invoices for their permits.
If a hunter does not pay the
invoice by February 21, he.will
forfeit his permit and the GFC will
issue it to another hunter through
a second random drawing.
Residents who are under age
16; residents who are over age 65;
residents iri the military and sta-
tioned out of state and home on
leave for 30 days or less; or. resi-
dents certified totally and perma-
nently disabled can receive free
special-opportunity permits if
selected, however they must pay
'the application fee.
Hunters who have lifetime
sportsman's licenses, lifetime


ST. JOE (71) Adkison 4,
Chambers 9, Daniels 17, Dixon 7,
Jenkins 5, Larry 7, Pittman 16,
Quinn 6.
FAMU HIGH (61) Walker 8,
Hall 6, White 7, Harrell 6, Hudson
22, Griffin 5, Peters 5, Juniors;2.
ST. JOE 68, RUTHERFORD 71
Monday, December 22
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
went to 5-3 on the season after a
71-68 loss to Panama City's
Rutherford Monday night in the
North-South Classic hosted by
Grand Ridge.,
The Rams (7-3) got off to an
early lead, closing the first period
with a six point lead, 16-10.,
Although the Tiger Sharks
matched them point for point in
the second and fourth quarters,
and gained a three point advan-
tage in the third, they were not

Gators Beat

C. Mosley
WEWA 45, MOSLEY 43
Friday, December 19
The Wewahitchka Gators
improved to 4-5 on the season
with Friday night's win over Class
6A Mosley.
The Gators trailed 15-8 at he
end of the first quarter, but
outscored the Dolphins 16-9 in
the second quarter to tie the game
24-24 going into .the half.
Wewahitchka .held off a! Mosley
fourth quarter rally for the win.
Luke Taunton led the Gafors
offensively with. 21 points and
four three-pointers. Cecil Jackson.
added 12 points for Wewa.
WEWA (45) --Jackson 12, Vann
2, Jones 5, Morris 3, J. Taunton
2, L. Taunton 21.
MOSLEY (43) Hines 11, Myers
3, Guidas 12, Hooks 10, Wilder 3,
McGonagil 4.1
WEWA 8 16 15 6 45
MOSLEY 15 9 8 11 -43
Upcoming Games
The Wewahitchka High
School Gators basketball team
are scheduled to participate in the
Bronson Tournament December
: 29th through the 31st.

hunting licenses or five-year
hunting licenses are also exempt
from the cost of special-
opportunity permits but not
exempt from the application fees.
Exempt hunters will receive
invoices, but the permit is free.
Special-opportunity spring
turkey hunt applications will be
available December 29 from all
GFC regional offices. Sportsmen
can call the GFC's Quota Hunt
Office at (850) 488-8573 to
request an application.


able to pull out enough for the
win.
Offensively for St. Joe, 55 .of
their 68 points came from leading
shooters Tyson Pittman and
James Daniels. Pittman had a
game-high 31 points, while
Daniels was next in line with 24
points.
Port St. Joe had beaten
Rutherford 76-72 in their
December 16th meeting in Ram
territory, and the teams will pos-
sibly meet again next week in the
Gulf County Classic.
ST. JOE 10 18 21 19 68
R'FORD 16 18 18 19 71
ST. JOE (68) Quinn 2,
Chambers 2, Adkison 2, McNair
4, Daniels 24, Dixon 3, Pittman
31.
R'FORD (71) Jones 17, D.
Heard 15, Sherfield 17, Miller 12,
Jenkins 10.

Continuing ,n the tourney,
Port St. Joe was scheduled to play
Tuesday morning at 11:30 EST
against the loser of Monday
night's Malone vs. Milton game,
and if the Tiger Sharks win, they
were to play again Tuesday after-
noon at 5:30 EST. The results
were unavailable at press time
due to the early holiday deadline.


"Birds of Prey`"
Presentation
The Apalachicola, National Es-
tuarine Research Reserve is
pleased to announce the first of
its 1998 Guest Lecture Series-
"Birds of Prey". "Birds of Prey"
will be presented by Betsy Knight,
a wildlife rehabilitation expert, on
Monday. January 26.
The presentation will begin at
7:00 p.m. and continue through
8:00 p.m. at the Apalachicola Na-
tional Estuarine Research Re-
serve. The reserve is located at
261 7th. Street, Apalachicola.
Anyone interested in attending
can contact the reserve at (850)
653-8063.


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for a checkup, he wil
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is any evidence of gur
This is one of the m
tant parts of his ex
because gum disease
cause of tooth loss in
He will use a p
probe, a small measure
ment that he will slip
space between the g
and your teeth. This i
is marked in millimete
note the depth of the
each side of the tooth
mine how much dama
ria may have done in !
the gum lining from a
teeth.
He will also note if
been any loss in the t


Host Gulf County Classic
The Tiger Sharks will host the
Seventh Annual Gulf County
Classic Basketball' Tournament
on Monday, Tifesday and
Wednesday, December 29th to
31st.
Varsity high school teams
coming to "The Dome" to compete
will include Panama City
Rutherford, Lake City Columbia,
Panama City Bay, Brooksville.
Central, Panama. City Mosley.
Havana, and Wakulla.
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Probing For


Gum Disease

our dentist or the supporting bone. Use of a
II probably periodontal probe in assessing
ee if there damage from gum disease is
m disease. completely painless and essen-
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The Five Point and Wetappo
Landfills will be closed on Thursday
and Friday, December 25 and 26,
but will reopen on Saturday,
December 27, 1997.

They will afso be.' closed on
Thursday, January 1, 1998, but will
reopen on Friday, January 2, 1998.
21c, December 18 and 25, 1997


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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOB, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 1997


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 1997 PR jE 1B


St. Joe Corp. Announces Stock Split

Offering a Portion of Common Stock for Sale to General Public


On December 16, St. Joe Cor-
poration and the Alfred I. duPont
Testamentary Trust (the Trust)
(NYSE:SJP) jointly announced
that the St. Joe Corporation has
filed a registration statement In
connection with a proposed pub-
lic offering of a portion of St. Joe
common stock currently held by
the Trust.
St. Joe also announced a
three-for-one stock split of its


Imagine a visit to several of
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common shares for stockholders
of record at December 26, pay-
able January 12, 1998.
Of the 21,291,900 shares of
St. Joe common stock currently
held by the Trust, the offering will
include 4,000,000 shares (or
12;000,000 shares on a post-split
basis), or approximately 22 per-
cent of the Trust's holdings. Mor-
gan Stanley Dean Witter, Merrill
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mission.
Other feature-length stories
that appeared included stories'
about a hunting trip for the Osce-'
ola wild turkey subspecies in the
Fort Drum Wildlife Management
Area, a look at how pot hunters
and looters are destroying Native
American archaeological sites on
state lands, how peacock bass
have adapted to some south Flori-
da waters and the outstanding
wildlife art of Florida artist
Charles Rowe.


& Jerrette Securities Corporation
and Raymond James & Asso-
ciates, Inc. will act as the manag-
ing: underwriters in the offering.
St. Joe ,currently has 30,565,937
shares. issued and outstanding
and after the split will have
91,697,811 shares issued and.
outstanding. After the sale, the
Trust will retain control of ap-
proximately 56 percent of St.
Joe's outstanding common stock.
St. Joe will receive no proceeds
from the sale.
The Trust is selling a portion,
of its St. Joe stock, which cur-
rently constitutes a substantial
portion of the value of the Trust's
investment portfolio, in order to
diversify its investments.
A registration statement re-
lating to the common stock has
been filed with the Securities and'
Exchange Commission but has
.not yet become effective. The:
common stock may not be sold
nor offers to buy" be accepted
prior to the time the registration
statement becomes effective. This
press release shall not constitute
an offer to sell or the solicitation
of an offer to buy nor shall there
be any sale ofthe common stock
in any state in which such offer,
solicitation or sale would be un-
lawful prior to registration or
qualification under the securities
laws' of any such state.


Chris White Wewa Science Winner


A new era was ushered in
when Chris White won the overall
award at the annual Wewa High
School Science Fair. One interna-
tional award winning project, by
Charlie Cole was replaced by an-
other, done by Chris White, that


went to the International Science
Fair last year. Chris' proi' t, enti-
tled ")Down and Dirty". involved
measuring rates of erosion on the
Chipola River. He won out over
approximately 200 other projects
on display at the, science fair,


which was participated in by stu-
dents from grades 7 through 12.
Josh Baxley won second
place overall with his, project in
which he measured the rates of
pollution at various sites around
Wewa, and his project was eriti-
tled "Which Section of Wewa Has
the Most Airbomrn Pollution?". A
middle school student, Judith
Husband, won the third place
overall award with .her project,
"Which Type of Insulation is Most
Effective?" :
The participants were judged
in one of two categories, senior
division and junior, division, as
well as overall, The winners for
the senior division were as fol-
lows: 1st-Chris White, .with
"Down and Dirty"; 2nd-Josh
Baxley, with "Which Section of
Wewa Has the Most Airborn Pol-
lution?" and 3rd-Jack Husband,
with "Which Type of Grafting Will
Unite Stems Fastest?".
In the junior division, the fol-
lowing students placed in the
competition: 1st-Juidith Hus-
band, with "Which Tple of Insula-
,lion is Mlost Effective?"; 2nd-
Gregory Barnett. with "What Ef-'
fect do Different Environments
have on Plant Growth?" and
3rd-Sarah Grimes, with "Com-
paring Acids arid B cases on
Household Product's?".
In addition to the 1st through
3rd place winnei-s'in .each dici-'
sion, the following students will
Also represent Wewa' High Schorl
al the Regional Science Fair to be
held at Chipola Junior College on
February 23rd and 24th: (senior
division) Patrick Kerrigan, Brad-
ley Shavers, Myron May, Jeremy
Cain and Dawn Gortman, as well
as Lindsey Car ter, Sean Kerrigan,
Brook Grice, Jesse Knee and Ni-
cole Hall, all of which are in .the
junior division.
(IN PIC-1st row (L-R) Judith
Husband, Gregoiry Barnett, Sarah'
Grimes, Chris White 2nd row .(L-R)
Don Rich (science fair sponsor),
Jack Husband, Josh Baxley)


Explore Florida and Never Have

To Leave the Comfort of Home


His Precious


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lightning cometh
S- out of the east and
shineth even unto
the west, so shall
be the coming of
,, the Son of Man.

S Matthew 24:27

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helping to keep us on a roll! With

best wishes for a merry season.




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Dear Santa,
This year for Christmas I
would like, a bike, a nintendo 64
with games, a computer, Nascar
stock cars, and the parts of Hot
Wheels World that I don't have
yet. Thank you.
Love Andrew Canington (age 9)

Dear Santa,
My name is Angela and I'm 6
years old. For Christmas this year
I would like a nano baby, life size
princess, nintendo 64, and Bar-
bie motor home. Thank you.
Love Angela Canington


Dear Santa,
I want a train ;set I want a
crazy car I want a flrweheeir and
get stufe for all the boy's and grils
Love Britton Brown (age 7)

Dear Santa,
I want a racing car and I
want a Spider man and a car with
it. Please remember to bring my
family some presents.
Love 1Tynalin Smiley (age 7)

Dear Santa,
I want a talkgirl and some
skates
Love Renee Lewis (age 7)

Dear Santa,
I want a fore wheeler .and a
crazy car but give the needed peo-
ple pranzats.
Love Mason Adkison (age 7)

Dear Santa,
I want toys for the needy and
I want a larg bike and bring my
sister a bubble gum machine, my
brother wants a new bike too.
Love Jamila Lewis (age 7)

Dear Santa,
I want a pool and and malld
mall and a raig for my mom ane
clos for my Dad :
Love Jasmine Fennell (age 7)

Dear Santa,
I want a walkman and two
Hanson tapes. A remot control
car. A garnet ring (size nine.) And
for everybody to be happy!!!
Love Jessica Jones (age 9)

Dear Santa,
I hope you Bring me a train
Set, 2 Bestwar, Shos, Sony paly
Stashin, game :Stooit, Moddle
Moder, camcorder, camra,


TEEDY Bear, a cookou clok woo-
din car.
Love Timothy Maestri (age 8)

Dear Santa,
I hope you Have a meery cris-
mas and a Happy new year San-
ta. and I like a Triple Beast War,
mammy Kind!
Love Carl Beard (age 8)

Dear Santa,
I want a Tandem I want a
play stayshue I want a byke I
want a volcano blast
Love Coleman Jenkins (age 7)

Dear Santa,
Please help the needy I hope I
been good Well this what, I want a
motor boat, a mountion bike and
a hot shot hot wheel vocan blow-
out set
Love Matthew Wright (age 7)


Dear Santa,
I want a tyco Rebound
leave cookies and milk fc
Please bring my Grandadd:
a nice present. Don't forge
rest of my family, Santa.
some fruit
Love De Sean North (ag


d I Will
or you.
y Steve
get the
I want

e 7)


Dear Santa,
Please bring Me a bike and a
volcano blast and a radio car. .
Love Matthew Gannon (age 7)

Dear Santa,
I want a typewriter and I
want to help the needy children. I
will have your milk and cookies
Love Devin Guillot (age 8)

Dear Santa,
S -. I want.,a crazy car,,.and fligth
-litgh for my bike ;; ,
Loye, The, Nelson's-we will
leave you milk and cookies
Love Bryce Nelson (age 7)

Dear Santa,
I want a t.v. and vcr to. and
the Hanson CDS including
Snowed in. and some movies to.
Spice World CD.
Love Courtney Ward (age 7 1/2)

Dear Santa,
I want a pair of rollerblades
and a little toy jet. and a 4 whleer
Love Tommy Wilson (age 7 1/2)

Dear Santa,
I wish I could have a vido'


game. I wish I could have some
more race car models. I wish
stars will sparkle at Christmas
eve. The newest Gator jacket.
Love Alex Jones (age 8)

Dear Santa,
I hope you. have A nice
ChRIstMAS
Love James .
James D. Lejeune (age 6)

Dear Santa,
I want a gigaPet and a train
made out of wood. .
Love Sarah Hiscock (age 6) -

Dear Santa,
I would like a telescope, air
walks, skateboard, and a sur-
prise. '.-.:
Love Ashley Sander (age 11 1/2)

Dear Santa,
I want the new Power ranger
Made of cars, and a sand art kit ...-
Love Eckley Sander (age 6)

Dear Santa,
I want a Nintendo 64 with
007 Goldeneye for Christmas
Love Austin Horton (age 11)

Dear Santa,
I want a computer a finger-


nail set a cd player a cowgirl out-
fit barbie dolls cabbage patch
Love Brittany N. Cannon (age 5)

Dear Santa,
new pooh, Tyco Rebound, Jeff
Gordon race set with pit stop, re-
mote control Boat
Love Trey Humphrey (age 6)

Dear Santa,
I love youl Thank You for The
letter an I wll leave You a table of
milk and cookies. Your welcome
for The leaf.
Love Marissa (age 6)

Dear Santa,
. I miss you. Please come to my
house. Please bring me some
thing that I like, Such as a prin-
cess, Barbie or a bike.
Love Michelle Hiscock (age 4)

Dear Santa,
I hope you have A .nice
ChRIstMAS
Love James
James D. Lejeune (age 6)

Dear Santa,
I want a gigaPet and a train
made out of wood.
Love Sarah Hiscock (age 6)


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OES GOD ANSWER YOUR PRAYERS? When you
p y do you believe God will hear and answer? Jesus told us in
Matthew Chapter 21, verse 22, whatsoever we may ask of God,
,and believe, we shall receive. Our faith in God should be the
same kind of faith we exercise when we turn on the light
switch or open a water faucet. God wants us to exercise our
faith in Him without question. When we do that, He responds
and great things happen!
Dr John R. Rice, publisher of The Sword of the Lord, once
told me he and his wife were trying to start his old car one cold
morning. After they had pushed and shoved the old automobile
until they were both out of breath, he sat down on the running
board to rest. (Cars had running boards then).


He said he got up and went into the house, and began to
pray. H;e said "God, you know I am trying to serve you with this
old automobile. I know you own everything in this world and
you know I need a dependable way to get around. I know you
want me to serve you, so please give me the tools I need. I
really need an automobile that I can depend upon ."
About that time his wife came and told him he was wanted
on the phone. One of the city's automobile dealers was on the
phone. He said, "Dr. Rice, I have been wanting to do something
to help your ministry. I'd like to give you an automobile." That
gentleman gave Dr. Rice a new automobile. (Or was it God?)
I know God answers prayers. I had been trying for a long
time to quit smoking. I just could not do it. I started praying that
God would take the habit from me. But weeks passed, and I
kept on smoking. Then one Sunday evening as we returned
from church, I reached for my cigarettes and the pack was
empty. I told my wife, "With God's help, I will do without next
week!" I have never wanted another cigarette since that
moment. God answered my prayer as soon as I laid the
cigarettes down.
May we know God's Word and His Promises. May we
have the faith to lean on those promises. God is faithful. We can
rely Him and on His promises. He answers our pray ers of faith.


SSisee The Star On Line at

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'0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
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MEETS
Bible Study: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
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"I have come that (you) might have life,
and have it more abundantly."'
John 10:esus
John 10:10


Dec. 28 Worship service at 10 a.m.
Rev. J. C. Odum, pastor emeritus, preaching


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Oliver F. Taylor
Visitation Minister, First
United Methodist Church


In Luke 2:10-11 we
find, "And the angel said
to them, 'Be not afraid,
for behold I bring you
good news of great joy
.which will come to all the
people; for to you is born
this, day in the city. of .
David a Savior, who iis
Christ the Lord.:'


Every


Christmas


Christ is born once again
in my life. If I.live to be,


one hundred, I'll never be too old to receive this
miracle. God continues to offer this gift to me,'
and I'll alwaysaccept it..
My Christian parents passed on this tradi-
tion of the birth of Christ within our home.-
Some who claim to b,e Christians don't have this
great joy. They claim they are mature or too, old
to participate in the joy liKe a child.. ,
My faith will not permit me to become too oid
to celebrate the birth of Christ. The good riewis" of
great joy still thrills my life. Merry Christmas to
all.


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 1997 PAGE 3B

St.George Island

Women's sRetreat


MEDITATIONS OF A



By LOWELL F. ADAMS
Prayer Does
Change Things
"all things whatso-
ever you shall ask in
prayer,; believing,
you shall receive"
Matthew 21:22


pro\1dmg leadership and preach-
ing for women's retreats, spiritual
renewals, church revivals and
camp meetings. She is a well,
known ,'platform. speaker at the
United Methodistt Conference
Center at Leesburg.
Jan was,,.educated at King
College in Bristol, Virginia. at the
University of California r at
Riverside and at the St.
Peteburg Theological Seminary
,.inSt. Petersburg. She has a B.A.
in Religious Education and a
/Master's, Degree,_ in Judaic
Studies. She is currently complet-
ing her course work for her PhD.
in Old Testament.
The Jan McCray Ministries,
Inc. is a faith ministry with a 15
member board, who oversee and
advise. Jan preaches and, teaches
full time. She preaches the gospel
on secular radio 'in the Tanipa
Bay area five days a week, has a
tape ministry, counsels when
time permits and goes on a regu-
lar basis to Kenya, Africa to serve.
among the Maasal tribe.'


Come and worship with us at,:

FAITH BIBLE CHURCH


801 20th,STREET PORT ST. JOE


This column is provided as a service of the 3Sun Couni dGuiance Cnic,. Inca. a professional counseling
and mental health center It is not intended to replace psycnological counseling or treatment services.


Dear Counselor:
The closer I get to the holiday
season, the more anxious and
sad I become. I know I am sup-
posed to be happy and thankful
to celebrate the "real meaning of
Christmas," but I just haven't felt
this way. Are these feelings
unusual?
Signed,
Sad at Christmas
Dear Sad,
Although I would need to
know more about your personal
circumstances, I can safely tell
you that it is not "abnormal" or,
"unusual" for individuals to be
anxious or sad during the holi-
day season. Many people report
approaching holiday depression
with symptoms that include sad--
ness, apathy, inability to enjoy
usual activities, sleep distur-
bances, overeating or excessive
drinking, forgetfulness and/or
minor illness or physical symp-
toms during the holidays.
There are many different
causes for these feelings over the
holidays including: physical
fatigue. unrealistic expectations.
changes in routine, increased
interaction with friends and rela-
tives, reliving memories of previ-
ous holidays, financial pressures
from gift giving and feeling unap-
preciated.
Certainly people are more at
risk when they already experi-
ence emotional or health difficul-
ties, financial concerns, family
stressors, lack of social support
or recent experiences of loss
through death, divorce or trau-
ma.
Depression tends to worsen
when people isolate themselves
and/or become more inactive. It's


important that you plan to be
* with others and that you get an
opportunity to talk about your
feelings. You can do this with
.friends or family that you trust,
clergy, physicians or professional
counselors.
Maintain your activity level
and get plenty, of exercise.
Practice good health habits by
eating properly, getting enough
sleep and limiting the consump-
tion of alcohol. Maintain reason-
able expectations about the holi-
days.
Establish a reasonable holi-
day budget and stick to it. Don't'
over-extend yourself with social
commitments and remember that
holiday depression is "normal"
and temporary.
The holidays are a time for
spiritual renewal and a time for
sharing our love and faith with
others. If you find this increas-
ingly more difficult, do not hesi-
tate to contact the Gulf County
Guidance Clinic to set up some
short-term counseling. We. also
'have a 24 hour emergency ser-
%ice. It can be reached through
our same office number (227-
1145). Best Wishes!
Sincerely,
Edwin R. Alles, M.S.
Licensed Marriage and
Family Therapist, Certified
School Psychologist-
Note: Please address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Avenue. Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone
to 227-1145.


Come and Be Blessed!
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin, Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday Sc iool ............................ .........................10 a.m .
M morning Service ................................................ 11 a.m .
Tuesday Bible Study ................................................ 7 p.m .
Thursday Praise & Worship .............................. 7 p.m.
"BECAUSE \Y'E CAN DO YOU GOOD!
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor
4: 12; 11



Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
(1/10 mile north of Overstreet Road)


The Church of Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Sunday School ......................... .......................... ...... 9 a.m CDT
W orship Service .................................................................. 10 a.m CD T
W wednesday Bible Study ....................................................... 7 p.m CDT



F, irst,United Methiodist Church
11 1 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
M morning Church ..................................... 9:00 a.m CT
C children's Church ............ .....................9:00 a.m CT
S C church School ......................................10:15 a.m CT
S Monda i Night BiOle Study....................5:30 p.m. CT
CHRISTIANITY ON THE MOVE
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424 Office Phone: 648-8820


229-6707


m... Sunday School...............................10:00 A.M .
j! j Morning Sric.......................1.....1 00 A.M.
/ Evening Service.......................... 6:00 P.M.
-*4; Wednesday Prayer Meeting........7:00 P.M.
Bill Taylor, Pastor Rogeri Louks, Assistant Pastor
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IFCA


\ I / The fricndliy place to worship!
First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a m &:u-.31) pm.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Adult Prayer & Bible Study, TeamKids (grades 1-6) at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all time' ccutal
NURSERY PROVIDED FOR ALL SERVICES
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776



^ r-':'st Baptst Chrc hh
1 "02 THIRD STREET,* PORT ST. JOE
E Dennis Pledger Buddy Coswell
Sr Interim Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
Worship Service ................... 8:30 am
Sunday School .................... 9:45 am
Worship Service . . . . .11:00 am
Disciple Training. ... .. ........ 6:00 pm
Evening Worship .................. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...... .. 7:00 pm
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S A^ % FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
W )s=v= CHURCH
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756

SSUNDAY WORSHIP......................10 a.m.
; USA N1 ADULT SCHOOL .........................11 a.m.
*SUNDAY SCHOOL *,Young Children, Nursery Available
Pastor;, Rev. Dr. Lewis, W. Bullard



S.Por t* 6 i .
S THE UNfTED METHODIST CHURCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
:Sunday School .........9:45 am. Methodist Youth.'.'
Morning Worship ....1 :00,a.m. Fellowship .;........6:00 p.m.
) :-.. Evening Worship .;.....7:30 p.m.
S(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice.:,
Rev. Jesse Evans Wednesday ..,.;..;....7:30 p.m.
PASTOR : Choir Director, Robert E. :Downs, Jr.
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Visit Us! Upstairs First Union Bank Buildiing
Sunday Worship 10 A.Miand 5 P.M.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: ?27-2583 Church: 227-1180
http://www.homtown.com/grace


The St. George Island United
Methodist Church will sponsor a',
one day Women's Retreat on
Saturday, February 7, 1996 from..
9:00 a.mn. until 2:30 p.m. '
The featured keynote speaker
will be Jan McCra\ from St.
Petersbri-g. a.n ordained minister,
evangelist, and Bible teacher. The.,
fee to attend this one-day retreat
will be S10 per person and will .
include a coffee break and lunch.
The retreat will be held at the St.
George Island United Methodist
Church,:.located at 201 E. Gulf .
Beach Drive, on St. George Island.
Registration will begin at 9:00
a.m., and deadline for reserva-
tion's is January 13, 1998.
Registrations should be mailed to:
Marsha Smith, Coordinator
Women's Retreat, St. George
Island, United Methodist Church,
HCR Box 14, St. George Island,
Florida 32328. (Make registration
checks payable to St. George
Island United Methodist Church.)
Jan McCray speaks through-
out the United States and abroad


Chris mas


long Avenue
BAPTIST CHURCH
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Dear Santa, dear Santa,


I want a crazy car and fligth
litgh for my bike
Love, The Nelson's-we will
leave you milk and cookies
Love Bryce Nelson (age 7)

Dear Santa,
I want a t.v. and vcr to. and
the Hanson CDS including
Snowed in. and some movies to.
Spice World CD.
Love Courtney Ward (age 7 1/2)

Dear Santa,
I want a pair of rollerblades
and a little toy jet. and a 4 whleer
Love Tommy Wilson (age 7 1/2)

Dear Santa,
I would like a telescope, air
walks, skateboard, and a sur-
prise.
Love Ashley Sander (age 11 1/2)

Dear Santa,
I want a computer a finger-
nail set a cd player a cowgirl out-
fit barbie dolls cabbage patch
Love Brittany N. Cannon (age 5)

th Dear Santa,
I want a Nintendo 64 %with
007 Goldeneye for Christmas
Love Austin Horton (age 11)

Dear Santa,
I wish I could have a vido
game. I wish I could have some
more race car models. I wish
.stars will sparkle at Christmas
eve. The newest Gator jacket.
Love Alex Jones (age 8)

ve. Dear Santa,
new pooh, Tyco Rebound, Jeff
Gordon race set with pit stop, re-
mote control Boat
Love Trey Humphrey (age 6) '

Dear Santa,
I love you! Thank You for The
letter an I wil leave You a table of
milk and cookies. Your welcome
for The leaf.
fo T Love Marissa (age 6)


I miss you. Please come to my
house. Please bring me some
thing that I like, Such as a prin-
cess, Barbie or a bike.
Love Michelle Hiscock (age 4)

Dear Santa,
I want the new Power ranger
Made of cars, and a sand art kit.
Love Eckley Sander (age 6)

Dear Santa,
My name is Chloey McLeod. I
am only nine months old. I have
been a very good girl this year. I
had to have a little bit of help
writing you this letter. Please
bring me a rocking horse, a cozy
coupe car, some baby dolls, and
if it's not too much to ask, please
leave my mommy and daddy
something. I will leave milk and
S cookies under the tree for you.
Please tell Rudolph I love himl
Love Chloey


PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 1997


I have been a very good girl. I
Would Like swimming ariel, oop-
Ssy daisy, in Line Skates and some
, other stuff.
I love you.
Kristin Posey
P.S. also bring something for my
brother, Please

SDear Santa,
* I know you are very buisy to-
day. I just want 14 things for
christmas.
1. Pocket Knife, 2. Big Brown
Teddy Bear, 3. Barbie's Kichen
Littles food mart, 4. 2 packes of
hair tyes, 5. 2 packes of scrunch-
ies, 6. 12 new goosesbumps
Books, 7. Dome Tent so I can go
camping, 8. A Bell from a rain-
deers harness, 9. A Bike Basket,
10. and a Box of my own legos,
11. An art Kit, 12. Crayons, 13.
Markers, 14. Colard penciles.
Thank You Sant
Ashlea Morin

Dear Santa,
I wan't a My Size Rupunzal
Barbie and a Cabbage Patch fun
water baby and a music studio
and a make your own stamps kit
and a magic stroller baby and
some surprizes. And Beanie Ba-
bies.
Thank you.
Amanda Davis

Dear Santa'
I have been a good Boy this
year.
I want a. trampolin and a
army jeep to ride in. and a guai-
tar, and a new bike and that is
all.
Love,
(Bubba) Charles Smith Jr. (age 6)


Dear Santa,
I've been a real good boy this
year Santa could you please bring
me a trumpet, computer, power
Ranger Turbo toy, and that's all.
Love David Keith Wilson (age 5)

Dear Santa,
I love you all I want for
Christmas is my family to be to-
gether for my daddy is a truck
driver thak you Santa claus.
thank you
LOVE Tabitha Hardy

Dear Santa,
this is what I want for Christ-
mas
1. Bead Maker; 2. T.V.*; 3.
V.C.R.*; 4. telephone*; 5. Jeans;
6. Shirts, turtle necks!; 7. Shoes,
Boots; 8. radio*; 9. tape record-


er*; 10. sand Art*; 11. camera*,
12. Mountain Bike*; 13. Back
pack*; 14 Jackets; 15. Barbie,
Ginger; 16. roller blades*; 17.
Splash Time Doodle Bear*; 18. All
activity cases...
19. tickle me Elmo*; 20. fly
away home; 21. Hair die; 22. Je-
werley box*; 23. real Jewerley*;
24. Book's*, 25. Gigapet**; 26.
real talken Bubu*; 27. water bot-
tle with my bike; 28. a kitty cat;
29. I want Rugrats friends*; 30. I
want a unbrella*; 31. covering
Books; 32. craynes...
Some more things!
33. A new helmet*; 34.
squid*; 35. A deck of card's; 36. A
Ducan yo-yo*; 37. Uno* 38.
purse, walet*; 39. Benie baby*;
40. Binoculars; 41. telescope*;


With tidings of comfort
and joy, we extend our
heartfelt wishes to all.


7 May your holiday season be

filled with happiness and
good cheer.


Take time to considertour
blessings and remember
those less fortunate.










Arizona Chemical


#7)>


42. computer*; 43. shy dancer's;
44. slinky*; 45. key change ; 46.
kite; 47. vase's; 48. Inintendo
64***; 49. cup's; 50. Pads of
Paper*; 51. candy jar; 52. Boom.
box*; 53., Rugrats pajamas; 54.
play doh*; '55. paint and marker'
set...
56. star coastal ; 57. Dear
diry*; 58. Winney the Pooh*; 59.
gater golf*; 60. jenga; 61. Talk,
girl; 62. California Roller*; 63.,
Wheel a fortune*; 64. Hungrey,
Hungrey Hippos*; 65. pins; 66.
Batterys*; 67. take care of m.
twins***.
Thank you' Santa! I hope I get
most of it!
unsigned
P.S. Mary Christmas. I am eight.


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Arizona Chemical
Sponsors Recycling
of Christmas Cards
In a continuous effort to pro-
mote environmental awareness,
the Environmental Stewardship
Council at Arizona Chemical's
Port St. Joe facility is sponsoring
a recycling program for old
Christmas cards. The cards will
be collected and sent to the St.
Jude's Ranch for Children in
Boulder City, Nevada.' The ranch
is for at-risk, needy-children.
Collection points for the
cards will be the guard house at
the Arizona Chemical plant, the
Gulf County Public Library, The
Star office, Port St. Joe City Hall,
Citizens Federal Savings and
Loan's Mexico Beach and Port St..
Joe branches, Wewah itchka, State
Bank's Port St. Joe and Wewa-.
hitchka branches and Durehis:i
Piggly Wiggly.
"The Christmas cards will be
cut and made into cards once
again or ornaments that are sold
to the public through the ranch
store," said Steve Lawrence,
council chairman, "The children
are given 15 'cents per card for
their effort as spending money
they learn to earn. The children
4 are encouraged to donate a por-
tion of the money, they earn to
others in need.": ,
The Environmental Steward-
ship Council is an employee led
committee. The Council recently
was selected by a Florida environ-
mental trade show as one of its
1997 environmental award win-
ners. Arizona Chemical's parent
company, International Paper,
has indicated that this employee
team is a best practice through-
out the entire corporation.
The Council's. mission is to
help each employee act as an en-
vironmental steward both at work
and at home by promoting envi-
ronmental responsibility and rec-
ognize that effectual environmen-
tal stewardship begins with
environmental responsibility and
results in environmental leader-
ship.
The Port St. Joe plant em-
ploys about 100 people and is a
member of the Chemical Mariu-
facturers Association.


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 1997 PAGE 5B

Sims Completes

Basic Training


Liberty Manor
Residents Enjoy
Christmas Dinner
On Friday, December 19, the
residents of the Liberty Manor
Apartment Complex enjoyed a,
Christmas dinner, hosted by Dar-
lene Felts, manager, and Larry
Chism. maintenance.
IOver 40 residents and friends
turned out for the party, and the
evening was culminated by a visit
'from Santa, who had presents for
everyone.


Installation of
Officers, 1998
All friends and neighbQrs of
Masonry are invited to attend a
covered dish meal, which will be
held in the Lodge Hall, located at
214 Reid Avenue, on Saturday,
December 27th. The meal will be-
gin at 7:00 p.m. EST. If there are
any questions, please contact the
Lodge Secretary at 648-5440


Navy Airman Recruit Ken-
drick T. Sims, son Of Betty A. and
Daniel Sims Jr. of Wewahitchka
and 1997 graduate of Wewahitch-
ka High School. recently complet-,
ed LI.S. Navy basic training at Re-
cruit Training 'Command; Great
Lakes, Illinois.
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Sims completed a variety of
training which included, class-
room study and practical instruc-
tion on naval customs,' first aid,
fite fighting, water safety and sur-,
vival, and shipboard and aircraft
safety : An emphasis is also
placed on physical fitness.
Sims and other recruits also
received instruction ori.the Navy's
core valies-honor, courage, and
commitment-and how to apply
them in their military perfor-
mance' and personal conduct.
Sims joins 55.000 men and wom-
en who will enter the Navy this
year from all over the country.
Men arid wornen train togeti-
er from their first day in the Navy
just as they do aboard ships and
at shore commands around the'
world. To reinforce the team con-


cept, Sims and other recruits also
,were trained in preventing sexual
harassment and ensuring equal
opportunity.
Even as the naval service gets
smaller over the next few years,
highly motivated young people
like Sims are still finding an op-
portunity to improve their knowl-
edge and education as they be-
come part of the most highly
technical naval force in history.
This year alone, the Navy will
have more than 57,000 job open-
ings and opportunities which in-
clude. guaranteed training. For
more information on an exciting
career in., the Navy, call 1-800-
USA-NAVY or visit them on the
internet at www.Navyjobs.com.

T For All Your Office
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A Christmas WI

For You

A> We're hoping that your season bring
Lots of glad tidings and beautiful th
The warmth of family,
The blessing of friends,
Plus peace and joy
That never ends.
May all your hopes and dreams come
That's our Christmas wish for yo

Sincerely,

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To all Our valued patrons, we extend.
our warmest-wishes for a very
Merry Christmas and a prosperous year.


Buzzett's Drug Store
317 Williams Avenue Port St. Joe
Convenient Drive-Through Window
Revlon Cosmetics Carlton Cards Russell Stover Candies
229-8771










Warm wishes for a wonderful season to all our friends.
We appreciate your.support!


9ear e-4 4ete Za^!
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A .


Will Sponsor Stress
Management Seminars
The Christian Community
Development Fund is sponsoring
(at no cost to the public) a
series of seminars on stress man-
agement in the Gulf County area.,
The seminars will be conducted
by Ed Dennis, Clinical Services
Supervisor, and Ned Ailes,
Executive Director, of the Gulf
County Guidance Clinic.
These seminars are conduct-;
ed on-site at various locations
throughout the community and.'
are tailored to the needs of the
attending population. Presenta-
tions can be one to six hours.
depending upon the needs of the
attendees, and scheduled from
one to six sessions.
If you are interested in stress
management for your organiza-
tion, or if you wish to attend a
scheduled seminar for yourself,
you may contact the Gulf County
Guidance Clinic at 227-1145.


H: Happy Ho[idays!


"Witf/ r0w T ank&









PAGE 6B THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. DEC. 25. 1997


'Twas The Night B
Port St. Joe residents have decorated for Christmas and
have the lighting displays to prove it! Nearly every street is


hthe
Holy Spirit
shine into your
heart to bring
you peace, joy
and love
throughout the
holiday season
and into the
new year.


Here's hoping the
holidays are filled with the
best of everything
for all our friends and
neighbors, everywhere.
We appreciate your
patronage and sincerely.
look forward to seeing you
in the future.


Happy Holidays!


MILLER AGENCY, Inc.

:CHEVRON PRODUCTS


before Christmas
ablaze with the holiday motif and is a sight to behold. The
most decorated, hands down, is the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Tommy Davis at Ward Ridge. You owe it to yourself to go by
the Davis' house and see their extensive lighting display.
-Shown above is a small portion of the elaborate showing
which does not forget the reason for the season. The smaller
photograph depicts nursery rhyme characters riding on a
carousel in the front yard of the Johnson's home on Juniper
Ave.


'97-'98

Shark Talk:
By: Sabrina Hanson


As the last week of school
came to a close before the
Christmas holiday, students
exchanged gifts to friends and
prepared for final exams.
The National Honor Society
showed their holiday spirit in a
special way. Members brought,
toys to school throughout the
week. During the holiday, the
toys will be distrib-
uted throughout the
community to the
less fortunate. Their
generosity will be
appreciated.
Senior t-shirts
came in this past
week. This year's
seniors rushed to
Mrs. Turner's room
eager to receive their
shirts. The next day.
seniors were seen -in
the halls wearing the
shirts.
The boys varsity
basketball team con-
tinues to make Port St. Joe
proud. Last Tuesday, the team
went up against Rutherford.
Their hard work and determina-
tion paid off, yet again, as they
victoriously scored 76-72. Keep
up the good work!
The Lady Sharks also were
victorious in their match against


Freeport. The Sharks won 37-33.
Way to go, ladies
On December 29-31, the
Tiger Sharks will host the
Seventh Annual Gulf County
Classic. Teams participating are
Bay High. Rutherford, Mosley,
Wakulla. Havana, Lake City
Columbia and Brooksville
Central.
The Sharks will
begin the competi-
tion as they face off
against Wakulla at 8
'p.m. on December
29. Come out and
support the Tiger
Sharks!
NJROTC cadets
are hard at work
preparing for the
upcoming field meet
in February. Jason
Holmes. a former.
cross country run-
ner,. is supervising
the after school
physical training. With his PT
knowledge and the dedication of
everyone involved, the ROTC unit
should come out on top in the
meet.
Until school starts up again,
Merry Christmas and Happy New
Year from everybody at Port St.
Joe High!


" ? eie~~ethde


OF PEOPLE WHO'VE

BEEN GOOD TO US!

We want to thank you for being a top-shelf customer,
all year long, and we hope you and your family enjoy
a very tasteful and fulfilling season!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


DAVID RICH'S


Wewahitchka


Port St. Joe










THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 1997 PAGE 7B


v RATES: 14
Line ads: $3 50 for first 20 words, $2 00 for
each additional week, plus 51 for each add.-
tional word per week. Call 227-1278 to place
yours.
DEADLINE:
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. .


I-II,


AUCTION Every Friday Night,
7 p.m. EST at Old Port Theatre Antique
Mall, PSJ. Christmas Shop 'til midnight!
Wade Clark Auctions,
850-229-9282.
10% Buyers Premium.
AB1239, AU 1737 AU1 74Tc /27
TC 11127





1986 Blue Toyota Tercel, 92,000 miles,
good condition, $1,600. 827-6872 after
5 p.m. Itp 12/25

1992 Mercury Sable GS. Call after 5
pm. 850-653-9243, $3,995. 2tp 12/18

GO CART 1996 one seater, 5 hp
engine, live axle & roll bar, has not had
much use. $625.00. Call 648-4222 after
5. tfc 12/4

GO-KARTS! Barfleld's Lawn &
Garden, 229-2727. 4tc 12/4

1997 Toyota Tercel, tinted windows,
am/fmr cassette, sport fin, must sell,
227-2551 or 227-1156. tfc 12/4





MEXICO BEACH, HWY. 98, 2 bdrm., 1
1/2 ba., townhouse, all appliances, 1
year lease, $500 month, $500 security,
850-233-3629. 3tc 12/18

2 bedroom trailer, $275 month plus
utilities, 315 Bonita, Highland View.
647-3875. tfc 12/11

For Rent: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, pool,
garage, 124 Selma, St. Joe Beach, $750
month. First and last plus cleaning
deposit. 647-3461 or 1-612-416-3711..
tfc 12/11

Two bedroom furnished trailer in
Highland View, $225 month, $150
deposit. 22771260. tfc 12/4

Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Affordable
housing for the elderly and the hand-
icapped.
Cen. h &a, ',laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., stove & refrig., fur-
nished, fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts. on
site i i
S. Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.; r,
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
tfc 12/4

For Rent: quaint building, clean, small,
easy to decorate, ideal for small wed-
dings, receptions, dinners, great rates.
For information call 227-1278, or 227-
1776. tfc 9/25

Apartment for rent, Hwy. 98, Mexico
Beach, Lg. upstairs 2 bdrm. cable,
water, garbage furnished, $500 month,
$500 deposit. optional lease. 648-4384
or 648-5139. tfc 12/4

For Rent: Several beach front and gulf
view executive type homes and town-
homes available at off-season monthly
rates until April 1, 1998. For complete
details call Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, Inc. 648-5777 or 1-800-874-
5073. tfc 12/4

Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfc 12/4

Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc 12/4

One bedroom apartment. Call 229-2727
or 229-9000. tfc 12/4

1,200 sq. ft. office space, located on
Hwy. C-30, $750 month, includes utili-
ties. Call 227-1774. tfc 12/4

Storage Units Now Available! Bayou
Storage serves Cape San Bias, Simmons
Bayou and the Port St. Joe area. 5x10,
20x10 and 10x20. Located next to Todd
Land Development in Simmons Bayou.
Call 229-8397 or 227-2191 (weekends).
tfc 12/4

One and two bedroom apartments. 2
blocks from beach. Beacon Hill, reason-
able. Call 912-246-1250. tfc 12/4


UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
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, dishwasher
& stove, fully carpeted. No pets.
FURNISHED
*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.


tfc 12/4


Safe 'N Dry Storage
$25 month
302-B Reid Ave., PSI FL
850-229-9000



Storage

Units

229-6200


Cleaning woman for my home once a
week. Call 227-3511. Itc 12/25

CNA's, 3-11 & 11-7 shifts, both full and
part time. Call Jean at 850-653-8844
Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. 4 p.m. 2tc 12/25

Job Notice: The City of Port St. Joe is
accepting applications for the following
position: WATER PLANT OPERATOR,
$6.85/HOUR. Application and job
description may be picked up and
returned to the Municipal Building, 305
Fifth Street, Port St. Joe,; Florida 32457.
Application deadline January 9, 1998.
The City of Port St. Joe enforces a Drug-
Free Workplace Policy and is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. 2tc 12/25

Telephone Sales: local manufacturer
needs individuals to sell our equipment
to il companies, car washes, conve-
nience stores & dealers & distributors.
Phone sales experience desired but not
required. Call 850=-227-2057, ext. 23,
or send resume to: GHC, Inc., P. 0. Box
373, Port st. Joe, FL 32457. 2tc 12/18

Experienced nail tech needed. For
very busy salon on St. George Island.
850-923-3500. tfc 12/11

Taking applications for weekend night
security/grounds keeper. Must be 21,
own transportation and phone. Apply in
person between 9 a.m. 3 p.m. Monday
- Friday, El Governor Motel, Mexico
Beach. 3tc 12/11






Washer, $40; dryer, $40. Call 648-8575.
Itc 12/25

Electric stove 30", bone color, works
good, $50. Call 227-3425. Itc 12/25

Queen sleeper sofa, $125; ex. Ig. teal
stuffed chair and ottoman, $125; both 3
years old & comfy. Long antique buffet,
$125. Other furniture also.647-3461.
2tp 12/18

FREE CASH GRANTS! College, Scholar-
ships. Business. Medical bills. Never
Repay. Toll Free 1-800-218-9000, ext.
G-9513. 4tp 12/18

Large two bedroom mobile home for
sae renovation npt completed., 6,000
As iS '.'64.-5229. ,






Adorable lab mix puppies, ready
Christmas Eve. 648-8903. 2tc 12/18

GOLDEN RETRIEVER pups, AKC reg.
champion bloodline, $250 each. 229-
6681 after 5 p.m. 3tc 12/18

There's a BIG difference in liquid worm-
ers. Ask BARFIELD'S LAWN & GARDEN
(229-2727) about ALL NEW HAPPY
JACK LIQUI-VICT. Discover the differ-
encel 6tc 12/18

Have a heart. Save a life, adopt or foster
a dog for Christmas abandoned because
she's pregnant blue tick hound; big &
beautiful, part Dalmation pup 12
weeks, vet checked, first shots, on
heartworm, sweet little miss. Gorgeous
golden retriever; sweet, gentle, honey
colored little mutt about 12 weeks old.
Weimaraner, baby female, will: be' exe-
cuted if not placed in a home.
Temporary or permanent homes need-
ed. Call 227-1103 or 647-4047.
2tp 12/18





1985 14x70' 2 bdrm., 2 ba. mobile
home w/3 acres of land with 2 out-
buildings,: deep well, Ig. deck in White
City, $39,000. 827-2838 after 5 p.m.
1.1 4tc 12/18

Lots on Dead Lakes, West Arm Section.
Call 639-5920. tfc 12/4


3 bdrm., 2 ba. home with swimming
pool, garage, $750. First ,and last
months' rent, located at 124 Selma St.,
St. Joe Beach. Call 647-3461 or 229-
6704. tfc 11/27

3 BR masonry home with large in-
ground pool, $69,500. MUST SELL!
229-9282 Days, 229-2580, evenings.
tfc 12/4

Home for sale by owner: brick home, 1
1/2 lots, nice neighborhood. 4 bed-
rooms, 2.5 baths, family room, sun
room. Formal living & dining room.
Custom kitchen & breakfast nook, hot
tub, swimming pool, large deck, fenced
in back yard. 2700 sq. ft. heating &
cooling. Location 103 20th St., PSJ
(904) 229-8409. By appointment only.
tfc 12/4

For sale by owner: two story new home,
2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2 bath, mas-
ter bdrm., 22'xl6' with garden tub,
sunken den w/fireplace and home the-
atre system with surround sound. Front
and rear porch, 12'xl6' util. shed. By
appt. only. 101 Yaupon, 229-6411.

Two bdrm., 1 ba. mobile home for sale
on 1 1/2 lot at Beacon Hill. Owner
financing. $35,000. $5,000 down. New
appliances, new air cond. Call Billy
Carr, 227-2020 or 227-6556.
tfc 12/4


Beautiful town home. BJar-nr Dunes.
completely redone. Can see oce.in f rom
all 3 decks. Many extras, some furnf-
ture stays. Call 227-3351. tfc 12/4,;

3 bedroom, 1 bath brick home on shad-:
ed corner lot in Highland View. Cen:;
h/a, fireplace, new carpet in living area,
utility room, storage and boat shed,'
$42,500. 227-1604. tfe 12/4'

TAKE OVER PAYMENTS, 96 16x80
Cavalier Zone 3 mobile home, 3 bd., 2
ba., deck, garden tub & many extras,
acreage available. 227-2521 or 229-
8002. tfc 12/4

Spacious 3 bdrm., 2 ba. manufactured
A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double ..ide
mobile home on 75'xl50' lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, a-kingr
$55,000. Call 647-3292. tfc 11/6


House for Sale: 2 bdrm., 1 ba. vinyl sid-
ing, septic tank, all utilities hooked up,
9235 Cockles Ave., Beacon Hill. 850-
592-5071. 8tp 11/6
Perfectly kept. 2 bdrm/den or third
bdrm 2 bath home by Gulf of Mexico.
Approx. 1750 sq. ft. Too many ameni-,
ties to list. Call for details & appt. by
owner. 229-8674. tfc 12/4

1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekvlew Subd., with septic
tank & well. $2,500 down, $132.16 mo.
Call George, 229-6031. tfc 12/4

3 bdrm., 1 ba. house w/fireplace, cen.
h&a on 1/2 acre lot at Howard Creek.
$35,000. 827-2128. tfc 12/4

SAY YOU SAW IT IN THE STAR!




NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that St. Joseph Land
& Development Co. the holder of the following Tax
Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of
Issuance, the description of the property., and the


riu.r. in nicr, 11 ] : [4 .- [- ;1 a .:.1 *.
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r,. i .- ,',1 i: .l ru ,c,= l'*'?
'Application No. 97-22
R.E. No. 01077-000 .
Description of Property:
LEGAL DESCRIPTION n rEgi0rire -iL l Ithle rIL.rur, ei'ti
Corner of Section 13. 'T.. ,- rl; ":.:.i.]i, 9
West; thence running W.-:l ,i.r i, 1r,1- rj,: h t.-.:.un],Ir'
l\nr ..l il ,:u.:.n .3 11i i I I -: ,' l i [ ri:e
run 20,,iJ- 1:,,, l.-. l.:.r U ie .ini l B rinir,,r t iher,.e
nI- r. -.' ,u d I' f e r| r.. r.- r i ', ; [. O %6 z1 2 ;) le e t LO -. -n .:e
run North 210 feet; ther,,.- run E-.i; 210 i e : I-.. e
Point of Beginning, and being in 'the Northwest
Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 13,
Township 6 South, Range 9 West. .
Name in which assessed:
J. T. Murff, and J. T. Murff, Jr.
All of said property being in the Gulf County, State of
Florida. \
Unless such certificate -Ih il i redeemed according
to law, the property Oei,,ibt-d in such certificate will
Sbe sold to th ,, nin- -i ,l,-,_J r in i.e I-ron, L:-.bt. .ti the
,1l C,:.J-ril'. ... r. h-',u.. e ti I l Xi :: rM M 1 on
' -.'.In-i s,. ~le ne u1 .1 I ,:.1 Iit-u.arn 19.- ,
L ".i 1 [ hi: li :'l1 n i ,* .:. [ [ *= .. T In e i .I ] ,:" -
BENNY C. LISTER T ., .
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
Deputy Clerk
4tc. December 18 and 25, 1997, and January 1 and'
8, 1998.


CABLE TV ASSETS FOR
SALE BY RECEIVER
The Receiver of the, assets of Rigel' CSSF Joint
Venture ("Rigel CSSF") appointed pursuant to the
Order of the United States District. Court for The
District of Massachusetts ("Court") dated. March 18,
1997, is offering for sale certain real property located
In Port St. Joe, Ilorida and assets used or useful in
cable television systems serving residents in the
Georgia counties of Appling (City of Surrency),
Brantley (City of Hoboken). Bullock (Portal) Burke
(Midville and City of Sardis), Chatham .(Port
Wentworth), Effingham (City of Guyton), Glascock
(City of Gibson)., Jefferson (City of Stapleton), Lee
(City of Smithville), Sumter (City of Leslie and City of
Plains and Cobb/Lake Blackshear/Desoto), and the
Florida County of Gulf (Port St. Joe).
The Receiver has entered into an Asset
Purchase Agreement ("Agreement") dated September
17. 1997. subject to approval of the Court, to sell
substantially all of the assets of Rigel OSSF for a cash
purchase price of $2,800,000. The' Receiver will
entertain higher or better offers equal to or greater
than $2,850,000. Interested purchasers should sub-
mit higher or better offers to the Receiver in writing
by 5:00 p.m. on or before January 29. 1998. Parties
submitting higher or better offers will be required to
deposit with the Receiver $200.000 in certified funds
as a refundable deposit towards the purchase price
and provide satisfactory evidence of the ability to pay
in cash the balance of any offer to .purchase the
assets. Parties submitting higher or better offers will
be required to appear at a hearing to be held on
February 5, 1998 at 400 p.m. at the United States
District Court. John W. McCormack Building. U.S.


Post O11icte .rad C-n.r.,u.-u Boston. Massachusetts.
Thne -.et ,m:-rlls e,i by the Receiver consist of
the ;l',.hi.,.tri Ii re pr-pei. h-, e U rJ ro perv r :.. -
e ,j i [ '. : it.I St er-i[ P.:.r i_ l i:.-e F]. .n.mn .:.n- ll
L -. :.1 ar-,. Ilic l- b 'il.lifr vid re- pr.:p: -n ildrnu"rd
as Lot 1, Block 11 and Lot 3, 51.:.:k ,I I ,:.Il I,!C mof
Port St. Joe. Florida, accordirne, r..r. e ,.: 'ii marp.
thereof on file in the Office cl i-.: Clerk ,: C. liuit
Court. Gulf County. Florida and headend receiving
site location on Niles Road in Port St. Joe. Florida:
and (2) personal property: Satellite dishes, e a-ih .-
tions. towers, power supplies, descramblers, -r. ..-.
tors., scramblers, antennas, equipment racks., taps.
line splitters, receivers, coaxial cable, amplifiers, and
other equipment necessary for providing cable televi-
sion services, customer lists, headed leases,
Crossing Agreements. Pole Attachment Agreements
and copies of all records 'including billing and other
databases.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, prospective pur-
chasers should immediately contact:
F..:.be ri J M :cini, Receiver
;Z1.? I` Ser..-r Group. Inc:
170 Westminster Street
Suite 701 .
Providence, RI 02903
Tr enpr,,:,r., li, i 40 1 .'1 3,) "
F a.x 1il 45 4 .,:].l
4tc, December 18 and 25. 1997, and January 1 and
5; 1998. '

T. L. JAMES PARK RENOVATIONS
PROJECT #00210
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
The Wewahitchka .City Commission will receive
sealed bids from any qualified person, company or
corporation interested in constructing the following
project:
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
T. L. JAMES PARK RENOVATIONS
Project involves renovation of an existing restroom
and constructing a new tennis and basketball court.
Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble-
Rish, Inc., 402 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe. Florida
32456. (850) 227-7200. The bid must conform to
Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public entity
crimes.
Completion date for this project will be 90 days from
the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to the
successful bidder.
Liquidated damages for failure to complete the pro-
ject on the specified date will be set at $100.00 per
day.
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed
bid, the bid number and what the bid is for.
Bids will be received until 4 00 p.m. Central Time, on
Monday. January 12, 1998. at the Wewahitchka City
Hall. Second Street, Wewahitchka, Florida 32465,
and will be opened and read aloud on Monday.
January 12. 1998, at 6:30 p.m. Central Time at the
City Commission Meeting. The Board reserves the
right to reject any and all bids.
Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $50.00 per
set and is non-refundable. Checks should be made
payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC.
2tc, December 18 and 25, 1997.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 97-72
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of
DORA JONES s/k/a
DORA COMER JONES.
*deceased.

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of DORA
JONES, deceased File Number 97-72, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida. Probate
Division, the address of which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456: The name and address of the Persona
Representative and her attorney are set forth below.
All interested person are required to file WITHIN
THREE, (3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. (1) All claims
,i.ioii tme 1 te and (2) any objection by an Inter-
: '-.1 perrun r:.n whom notice was served that chal-
lenges the validity of the Will, the qualifications of the
Personal .Representative, venue or jurisdiction of the
Court. .
ALL CLAIMS., DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
DATE of the first publication of this Notice of
Administration is December 25, 1997.
/s/ William J. Rish
WILLIAM J. RISH
RISH, GIBSON & JONES, P.A. ,
206 E. 4th Street
P. 0. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(904) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL.BAR NO. 0066806
. fMirrnie J Likel%
rtirJNIC LiKCLI
316 .-,nue B
P.:..,i Joe. FL 32-156
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
2tc. December 25, 1997 and January 1. 1998.

s NOTICE OF SALE
FANTASY PROPERTIES. INC.
RT. 3 BOX 156
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456
ITEMS ABANDONED IN SELF STORAGE UNITS
BY:
JERRY GRIFFIN
MARION HOUGH
MISC. CLOTHING, MISC. HOUSEHOLD
GOODS, MISC. FURNITURE. MISC. PER-
SONAL ITEMS
SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE STORAGE FACILITY
AT N. 20TH ST., MEXICO BEACH. SATURDAY, JAN-
UARY 17. 1998, AT 9:00 A.M.
2tc, December 25; 1997 and January 1, 1998.

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DEADLINE:
Tuesday at 11:00 .a.m. -----


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA.
IN RE: ESTATE OF PROBATE DIVISION
ERNEST LONGMIRE, FILE NO: 97-73
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of ERNEST
LONGMIRE. deceased,. File Number 97-73-CP, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County.
Florida. Probate Division, the, address of which Is
Gulf County Courthouse. 1000 Fifth Street, Port
St. Joe. Florida 32456. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom this notice Is served
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the personal repre-
sentative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are
required to file their objections with'this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM..
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is served with-
in three (3) months after the date of the first publi-
cation of this notice must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER.
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is Dec. 25, 1997.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 3246
Telephone: (904) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070
Personal Representative:



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5241 West Lake St., Apt. 2-A
Chicago, IL 60644
2tc., December 25, 1997 and January 1, 1998.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF PROBATE DIVISION
JAMES HARLON CURLEE, FILE NO: 97-69
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of JAMES
HANLON CURLEE, deceased, File Number 97-69-
CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida. Probate Division, the address of which is
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street, Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom this notice Is served
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the personal repre-
sentative, venue, or Jurisdiction of this Court are
required to file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is served with-
in three (3) months after the date of the first publi-
cation of this notice must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS-
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is
Dec. 25. 1997.
Attorney for Personal Representative:.
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98'
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Telephone: 1(9,-l 227.1 159
Florida Bar No 6-'9070P
Personal Rcpreertatue
Betty Jean Curlee
130 Pine Street 2
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
2tc, December 25, 1997 and January 1. 1998.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS
BANK OF PORT ST JOE.
Planuiff ,
vs. CASE NO. 97-324'
GREGORY LE.MAR BU.iRYrTT and ile.
MONICA LYNN BURKErT and
TRANSOUITH MORTGAGE CORPORATION.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE -
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN thri une unaiersigned.
Clerk of C'rcut Court uf Gull Counry Florida, pur-
suant to the Final Judgment of mortaage rireclo-
sure entered in this cause, will sell at the Front
Door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St.


Joe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m, on January 23, 199t,
the following described parcel of.real property, to-
wit:
Lot Eleven (11), Block One Hundred
Twenty-one (121), of Unit No- Nine (9), St.
Joseph's Addition to the City of Port St.
Joe, Florida, according to the official map
on file in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit
Court. Gulf County. Florida, in Plat Book
2, Page 12..
In accordance with F. S. 45.031 (21) e -uc ce, ir'l
high bidder, if other than the Flinr.uii ;hhall .:.
with the Clerk a deposit equal to five (5) percent of
the final bid or $1,000.00, whichever is less. The
balance shall be paid to.the Clerk within twenty-
four hours of the sale; otherwise the Clerk shall
readvertise.the sale and pay all costs of the sale
from the deposit. Any remaining funds shall be
applied toward the judgment. The successful high
bid shall be explosive of the Clerk's registry fee and
documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title,
THIS NOTICE dated this 17 day of December,
1997.
BENNY C. LISTER
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /a/ M. Vaughian
Deputy Clerk
2tc. December 25. 1997 and January 1, 1998,
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Board of City
Commissioners sitting as the Board of
Adju-urnenit will h.:.ld a public hiring Tuesday,
.J.r uaryt 6 \1'96 at 6o00 pm ,. determine
whether the Cir will lauthonie gdrunir a arance
.1 txEent lee 1201J :rn the ruithcrly proprr' line
in order to construct an addition to Zion Fair
Baptist Church, Lots 28 and 30, Block 1004.
/s/Pauline Pendarvis
City Clerk
2tc, December 25, 1997 and January 1, 1998.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA.
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 97-208-CA
BANK UNITED,
Plaintiff.
vs.
RAYMOND HOLLAND and WILMA B.
HOLLAND, his wife; and UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure
dated November 21. 1997. and entered in Case No.
97-208-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth
Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf Cour.h. Florida,
wherein BANK UNITED, Is Plairulf and RAY-
,MOND HOLLAND and WILMA B. HOLLAND, his
wife; and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, are
defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at the front door of the Gulf County
Courtho.use at 1000 5th SreeL Port Saint Joe.
Gul'Counrt. Flonda 32457. at II 00 Cd.:.ck a m .
E S T. on the 121h d.av of Jaruar,'. 199IA. thie Iol
lsing decnb.d proprrtv as e[ forth in '.id Oirdcr
or Fir,5 ,Judgmnrnt. to-.t
LOT S BLOCK H H'OF FOREHAND S SEC
OND ADDmION TO HIGHLAND VIEW
ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT
THEREOF ON FILE: IN THE OFFICE OF,
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT,
GULF COUIPNTY FLORIDA. PFLiT BOOK I
AT PAGE 30 FROM OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 80. PAGE 198. PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
If you are a person with a disability who


Recover the Spirit of the Season
' . By Pledging to Give the Gift of Life!


Has your holiday season been
'K )reduced to mad scrambling at the
n'mall, feet-numbing waiting in
endless lines and earnest prayer
'that the toy of the moment is still
on the shelf?
This year you can recover the
Strue spirit of the season by joining
"t 'the National Kidney Foundation's
S..'Holiday Resolution Campaign
o .urging all Americans to sign organ
donor cards. This campaign offers
an opportunity to help thousands
who are waiting in different kinds
.:,o' .of lines praying that they survive
to receive the prize on the shelf-
a new organ, the gift of life.
According to the National
Kidney Foundation of Florida
more than 50,000 Americans are
waiting for life-saving organ
transplants (kidney, liver, heart,
lungs, bone marrow and pan-
creas), and nine to 10 people die
each day while waiting for a donor
organ.
In Florida alone, nearly 1,500
people are on the waiting list., If
more organs were available, peo-
ple in need would spend less time
on the waiting list and more lives
would be saved each day.
"The holiday season is an
excellent time to consider organ
donation because it is the ulti-
mate gift," says Samantha
Springs, president of the National
Kidney Foundation of Florida. "It's
'also a way of bringing your family
together for a meaningful discus-
sion. At the time of donation, it's
the next of kin who must sign a


needs any accommodation ii order It' p.Tiruup3'
in tils proceeding, you are entuh:d at no c,-,[ i,)
you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please
contact the Court at (904) 229-6113 within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this Notice; if you
are hearing or voice impaired, call Florida Relay
S-rice (800) 955-8770.
DATED i PF.,rt St Joe Flinda. on Nov. 25,
BENNY C, LISTER,
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tonya Knox
As Deputy Clerk
SMITH & HIATT, P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
S 2691 UI: .- ijl:l a.,.i Park Boulevard, Suite 303
Sif r... L.iu.le,-a d rL 33301 A a r ....
2tc. December 25; 1997 and January 1, 1998.


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donation consent form; So your
family needs to know your wish-
es."
The National Kidney Founda-
tion of Florida provides free organ
donor cards and a brochure
addressing commonly asked
questions about donation.
The National Kidney Founda-
tion of Florida is one of 51
Affiliates of the National Kidney
Foundation, Inc., the nation's
largest voluntary health agency
dedicated to the prevention, treat-
ment and cure of kidney diseases.
The foundation is committed
to ensuring that every American
who needs a transplant receives
one. For more information and a
free organ donor card, call the
National Kidney Foundation of'
Florida at (407) 894-7325 or (800)
927-9659 outside the Orlando
area.
25 FACTS ABOUT
ORGAN DONATION
The success rates of trans-
plant surgery have improved
remarkably, but growing short-
ages exist in the supply of organs
and tissues available for trans-
plantation. Many Americans who
need transplants cannot get them
because of these shortages. The
result: some of these people die
while waiting for that "Gift of Life."
Each year, the National
Kidney Foundation develops spe-
cial public education programs
aimed at increasing public aware-
ness of the need for organ and tis-
sue donation. Learning more
about organ and tissue donation
will help every American to make
an informed decision about this
important issue.
Here are some facts everyone
should know:
(1) More than 50,000 U.S.
patients are currently waiting for'
an organ transplant; more than
2,000 new patients are added to
the waiting list each month.
(2) Every day, about 9 to ten
people die 'while waiting for a
transplant of a vital organ. such
as a heart, liver, kidney, pan-
creas, lung or bone marrow.
(3) Because of the lack of
available donors in this country,
in 1996, 1,814 kidney patients,
954 liver patients, 746 heart
patients and 385 lung patients
died while' waiting for life-saving
organ transplants.
(4) About 10 percent of the
patients currently waiting for liver
transplants are young people
under 18 years of age.
(5) Acceptable organ donors
can range in age from newborn to
65 years or more.
(6) Acceptable organ donors
are those who are "brain dead"
(whose brain function has ceased
permanently) but whose heart
and lungs continue to function
with the use of artificial life sup-
port. Brain dead is a legal defini-
tion of death.
(7) An estimated 10,000 to
14,000 people who die each year
meet the criteria for organ dona-
tion, but less than half of that
number become actual organ
donors.
(8) Vital organs may be recov-
ered and transported thousands
of miles to a transplant center for
transplantation. This is due, in
part, to advances in preservation
techniques. Following are the
approximate preservation times
for a variety of organs and tis-
sues.


Kidney .......
Liver ........
Heart ..........
Heart/Lung...
Pancreas .
Corneas ......
Bone Marrow ..

Skin .. . .
Bone ........


.up to 72 hours
.up to 18 hours
.up to 5 hours
.up to 5 hours
.up to 20 hours
.up to 10 days
.varies by indi-
vidual program
.5 years or more
.5 years or more


Heart Valves .5 years or more
(9) Donor organs are matched
to waiting recipients by a national
computer registry, called the
National Organ Procurement and
Transplantation Network (OPTN).
This computer registry is operated
by an organization known as the,
United Network for Organ Sharing
(UNOS), which is located in
Richmond, Virginia.
(10) Currently there are 54
organ procurement organizations
(OPOs) across the country, which,
provide organ procurement ser-
vices to some 281 transplant cen-
ters.
(11) By federal mandate, all
states must have some form of
"Required Request" legislation,
which requires hospitals within.
the state to set up a protocol for
offering the next-of-kin of some-
one who has died the option of
donating the organs and tissues


of the deceased..
(12) By signing a Uniform
Donor Card, an individual indi-
cates his or her wish to be a
donor. However, at the time of
death, the person's next-of-kin
will still be asked to sign a con-
sent form for donation.
It is important for people who
wish to be organ and tissue
donors to tell their families about
this decision so that their wish
will be honored at the time of
death. It is estimated that about
35% of potential donors never
become donors 'because family
members refuse to give consent.
(13) All costs related to the
donation of organs and tissues
are paid for by the donor pro-
gram. Rarely, a family receives a
bill by mistake. If this happens,
families should contact the hospi-
tal or procurement agency imme-
diately.
(14) There were 5,411 cadaver
donors in the U.S. in 1996, which
represents a small increase over
the total of 5,347 in 1995. Living
donors increased from 3,260 in
1995 to 3,400 (estimated) in
1996.
(15) Donior organs and tissues
are removed surgically, and the
donor's body is closed, as in any
surgery. There are no outward
signs of organ donation and open
casket funerals are still possible.
(16) Organ donation has been
low among minority groups. In
1996, 603 African-Americans,
464 Hispanic-Americans and 83
Asian-Americans donated organs,
compared with 3.853 Caucasian-
Americans.
(17) Organ transplant recipi-
ents are selected on the basis of
medical urgency, as well as com-
patibility of body size and blood
chemistries, and not race, sex or.
creed.
(18) Advances tri surgical
technique and organ preservation
and. the development of more
effective drt4gs -tb'prevent rejec-
tion have improved the success
rates of all types of organ and tis-
sue transplants.
(19) About 83 percent of the
kidneys transplanted from cadav-
ers (persons who died recently)
are still functioning well at one
year after surgery. The results are
even better. for kidneys trans-
planted from living related donors
because of more closely matched
organs. One year after surgery, 94
percent of these kidneys were still
functioning well.
(20) Following are one-year
patient' and organ graft survival
rates:'
[Organ: Patient Survival
Rate/Graft Survival Rate]
Kidney cadavericc) 94.1%/
83.2%; Kidney (live donor) -
97.2%/91.9%; Pancreas-91.9%/
73.8%; Liver 81.6%/73.4%;
Heart 82.3%/81.5%; Heart-
,Lung 69.3%/69.3%; Lung -
76.9%/75.9%;
(21) Following is a comparison
of the numbers of organ trans-
plants done in 1996 and the
numbers of individuals who
remained on the national waiting
list as of April 1997:
Organ 1996 1997
Kidney 11,099 36,148
Kidney/Pancreas 850 1,565
Pancreas 172 334
Liver 4,058 8,447
Heart 2,342 3,777
Heart/Lung 39 222
Lung 805 2,452
Total: 19,365 52,945
(22) Of the single kidney
transplants' performed in 1996,
3,389 were from living donors and
7,710 were from cadaver donors.

Another 850 kidneys were trans-
planted in combination with pan-
creas transplants.
(23) An estimated 50 bone
marrow transplants are per-
formed each month in the U.S.
Marrow is collected from volun-
teer donors under anesthesia by
aspiration from a pelvic bone. The
majority of bone marrow trans-
plants are done for leukemia.
(24) In 1995, there were
44,652 corneal transplants done
In the U.S. The number of
Americans on waiting lists for
corneas averages as high as 5,000
at any given time. Corneal trans-
plantation results in improved
vision in nearly 95 percent of
those who undergo the procedure
because of corneal disorders.
Corneas are acceptable for dona-
tion regardless of abnormalities in
vision.
(25) Virtually all religious
denominations approve of organ
and tissue donation as represent-
ing the highest humanitarian
ideals and the ultimate charitable
act.


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I've been extra-specially good
this year. Even my mommy and
daddy and school teacher say sol
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lots to tell you about., I made, my
bed and cleaned the floor almost
every day. I fed my dog arid' gave
her lots of playing and fun time. I
learned tons of new stuff at
school, like math and did all my
homework on time. I gave out i
bunches of hugs to my family and
I didn't even get mad at Billy or
Jonathon.
Here's my, list of toys 'n stuff
that I've been Working hard for all
year long! motorcycle, play boat,
firetruck a car, arind a new bike.

P.S. I'll leave your, favorite
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Dear Santa,
I've been extra-specially good
this year. Even my mommy and
daddy and school teacher say so!t
I've been all year long and have
lots to tell you -about. I made my
bed-and cleaned my room almost
every day. I fed my rabit playithr
and gave him/her lots of playing
and fun time.,'I learned tons of
new stuff at school, like ort to mir
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I gave out bunches of hugs to my
family and I didn't even get mad
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Foot.' Please bring my brother and'
my dad and me a present.
Love, Michael Johnson
Dear Santa,
I want a drum set, a Tyco
Robot car, some Fila tennis shoes,
some green Michael Jordans, a
basketball goal and a Play
Slat ion.
Iove, Thomas Sims
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I w'anl Roller Blades, a skate-'
board, and a basketball goal. I
want some tools, a camouflage
watch and boos.
Iove, Shane Knox
Dear Santa.
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A Tyco Rebound, and a, speed-
whelel. :
Iovc, Ricardo Gainer
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Dear Santa,
We are writing this from our
class at K.I.D.S. We are in Mr.
Katrina, Ms. Tina arid Ms.
Elizabeth's Pre-K class. We've
been really busy learning .lots of
Christmas songs and' lots of other
things. We have been doing a.
great job minding, listening, and
learning:so please brings some :
great toys.
Daniel5 Fowler-Boat and
trailer, a record;, Arion. Ward-
) Bicycle and drums; Kadedria
Gathers-skate doll, and a mer-
maid; Christopher Foxwprth-
watergun ad a bicycle; Airren
Mills-skate"doll and a mirror.
Ashleigh Rouse-a doll and a
comb; Brianna Addison-water'
baby and play station; J.J.
Alexander-remote control and
race car; John Dennis-volcano
blow-up and choo-choo train;,
Alex Godwin-lots of toys; Roman
Quinn-Batman Jeep and Tickle
Me. Elmo; Shaquetta Lewis--
Casey Cartwheel and skate doll.
Kaitlyn Graham-skate doll
and a barbie: Samantha
Nicodemus-California roller girl
and truck; Marquez Quinn-
Talking Bubba and drums: Chad
Clark-Bow and Arrow and hand-
cuffs: Jered Robershaw-Big
dinosaur; Chey-anne Chehardy-
skate doll and barbie; Cassie
Tullis-lots of toys.
Milk and Cookies will be walt-,
ing on the table. Thanks.
Pre-K K.I.D.S.
Dear Santa:
I have been a really good girl
this year. I would like a toy I can
ride on and a toy farm. I will leave
milk and cookies for you on
Christmas Eve.
Love. Kamron Po ...

Dear Santa.
I've been extra-specially good
this vear. Even my mommy and
daddy and school teacher say so!
I've been all year long and have
lots to tell you about. I made my
bed and cleaned my room almost
every day. I fed my dog and gave
him/her lots of playing and fun
time. I learned tons of new stuff at
school, like art and did all my
homework on time. I gave out
bunches of hugs to my family and
I didn't even get mad at Mom or
Dad when they got rude.
.'Here's my list of toys 'n stuff '
that I've been working hard for all
year long 100 tish.,
Love, Eckley
P.S. TI'l leave your favorite
cookies and milk by the table

Dear Santa.
I've been extra-specially good
this year. Even my mommy and
daddv and school teacher say so!
I've been all year long and have
lots to tell you about. I made my
bed and cleaned my room almost., ,
every day. I fed my cats dogs and
gave him/her lots of playing and
fun time. I learned'.tons of new
stuff at school, like reading and .


did all my homework on time. I


gave out bunches of hugs to my
family and I didn't even- get mad
at Mom or Dad when I losusges
Here's my list of toys 'n stuff
that I've been working hard for all
year long I wat ale suv toys.
Megan
P.S.. I'll leave ,your favorite
cookies and milk by the table!

Dear Santa,
I want a Transformer, some
markers, a remote control air-
plane and a remote jet. -
Love, Christopher Cochran '

Dear Santa,
I want a Play Station, a
.Batman toy and a Beast Warrior.
Love, Jacobie Chambers

Dear Santa,
I want a playhouse, a work-
ing-out Barbie, a computer Barbie


and a tea set. Thank you.
Love, Danielle Jenkins
Dear Santa,
I want a Toy Story movie. I
-want a play angel too. Thank you.
* -I've been very good girl.,
Love, Cyndi Floyd
--Dear Santa,
Want an angel toy. I want a,
little bear. and some stuff to play
with inside. I want some
Christmas toys, something to
write with: That's all. I've been a.
r ally good girl. :
Love, Kal-a Parker

Dear Santa.
S* I've been extra-specially good
thi year. Even my mommy and
daddy and school teacher say so!
I've been all year long and ,have ,
lots to tell you about. I made my'


bed and cleaned my room. I
learned tons of new stuff at
school, like reading and did all my
, homework on time. I gave out
bunches of hugs to my family and
I didn't even get mad at MOM or
dad when they gat rude.
Here's' my list of toys 'n stuff
that I've been working hard for all
year long! babe mod home thak
you for that and I will like I love
you Santa Claus in the North Pole
Santa Claus I love you agin a
gutur thak you.
Tabitha
P.S. I'll leave your favorite
cookies and milk by the living
room!
Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me a candle set,
a barbie, a Bingo game, a Rosie
doll, clothes, and a game. Bring


my brother and stepsisters some
toys too. XOXOXO Thank you.
Victoria Hightower

Dear Santa,
I want some Barbie roller
blades, a Rapunzel Barbie, some
earrings, a bracelet and a ring.
Love, Kimrberly Blankenship
Dear Santa,
Please bring me a doll and a
dog that barks. I want some new
clothes and new shoes.
Love, Nesa Papineau

Dear Santa,'
Would you please bring me a
bicycle and skates. I would like to.
get a game of Candyland. I want
some surprises 'tool I've been a
real good girl.
Love, Megan Gentry


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Dear Santa,
I've been extra-specially good
this year. Even my mommy and
daddy and school teacher say so!
I've been all year long and have
lots to tell you about. I made my
bed and cleaned my room almost
every day. I fed my dog and gave
him/her lots of playing and fun
time. I learned tons of new stuff at
school, like art and did all my
homework on time. I gave out
bunches of hugs to my family and
I didn't even get mad at MOM or
Dog on when he/she bit me.


Mommy and daddy.
Love, Andria


Here's my list of toys 'n stuff
that I've been working hard for all
year long! I binn wcking on a gol
carat and the summ thainge.
Love, Jessie
P.S. I'll leave your favorite
cookies and milk by the table!
Dear Santa,
I want a little Rapunzel
Barbie doll. I want a Princess
Mermaid Ariel Barbie doll too. I
want some sweat pants and
shirts. I want just any kind of
babydoll, it doesn't matter. I want


Dear Santa:
I have been a good boy this
year. I would like you to bring me
three movies and three toys. I will
leave you milk and cookies on
Christmas Eve.


Love, Austin Stuart
Dear Santa:
I have been a good boy this
year. I would like cowboy boots
and a motorcycle and a remote
control fire Engine. I Will leave
you milk and cookies on
Christmas Eve.
Love, Eric


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a Barbie dresser, and some play
dough.
Love, Chellsey O'Neill
Dear Santa,
Please bring me a Chnstmas
big doll, and a Rapunzel. I would
also like some surprises. I will
clean up my room.
Love, Marisa Gliem
Dear Santa,
I want a, Barbie house and a
stroller for my baby doll. I want o
help my mom do the dishes.
Love, Stephanie Clay
Dear Santa,
I've been extra-specially good
this year. Even my mommy and
daddy and school teacher say sol
I've been all; year long and have
lots to tell you about. I made my
bed and cleaned my room almost
every day. I fed my cat and gave
him/her lots of playing and fun
time. I learned tons of new stuff at
school, like time and did all my
homework on time. I gave out
bunches of hugs to my family and
I didn't even get mad at Dad .6r
Moma when she got mad at mee.
Here's my list of toys 'n stiff
that I've been working hard for all
year long! monstr thuck I w6t
90001$ Gecot Baskit Ball and ,
Baskgod.
Brandon
Dear Santa, .
I've been. a: really good boy
this year and for Christmas I, want
a talking Barney, a little red
wagon, a rockey horse, Mickey
Mouse and Elmo. Mommy, says
I've. been really good so if you
want to leave me some more stuff
that'll be OK. -
Love, Justin Martin
P.S. I will leave you and Rudolph
some milk and cookies under the
tree.
Dear Santa,
I want a skateboard and I
want a super Nintendo and a new
bike. I have been good. ,
Love, Jacob
Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy. I
would like the following things for
Christmas:. Gym Swing Set,
Swimming Pool, Basket Ball Goal,
tickel me Elmo, Walkie Talkie,


Basket Ball, Cars and Trucks,
Lawn Mower.
I will try to have some cookies
waiting for you' Christmas Eve.
Thank you.
Darren Stewart

Dear Santa,
I would like a 4-wheeler and a
remote control jet, a phone and a
little buzz and woody. Stay warm
and toys for my brother and sis-
ter.
Love, Tommy Wilson (age 7 1/2)

Dear Santa,
I want a bike with two wheels
and I want a wagon.,
Love, Colby

Dear Santa,
I've been extra-specially good
this year. Even my mommy and
daddy and school teacher say so!
I've been all year long and have
lots to tell you about. I made my
bed and cleaned hase almost
every day. I fed my dog and gave
him/her lots of playing and fun
time. I learned tons of new stuff at
school, like to played and did all
my homework on time. I gave out
bunches of hugs to my family and
I didn't even get niad at mommy
or Daddy when they made me
clene car.
Here's my list of toys 'n stuff
that I've been working hard for all
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I have been good. And I am a computer if you have one!
doing very good in school-help- Love Jaylen Pittman
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Dear Santa,
I've been extra-specially good
this year. Even my mommy and
daddy and school teacher say sol
I've been all year long and have
lots to tell you about. I made my
bed and- cleaned my room almost
every day. I fed, my dog and gave
him/her lots of playing and fun
time. I learned tons of new stuff at
school, like I reAD and did all my
homework on time. I gave oput
bunches of hugs to my family and
I didn't even get mad at my sister
when she Bit me.
Here's my list. of toys 'n stuff.
that I've been working hard for all '
year long! reell and rod.
Love, Bobby Creamer


Dear Santa,
I've been extra-specially good
this .year. Even my mommy and
daddy and school teacher say so!
I've been all year long and have
lots to tell you about. I made my
bed and cleaned my .roou. I
learned tons of new stuff at
school, like reading and did all my
homework on time. I gave out
bunches of hugs to my family and
I didn't even get mad at mom or
dad when they kise me.
S Here's my list of toys 'n stuff
that I've been working hard for all
year long! mosthee gokt bagb.
Matthew
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I have been a good girl this
year. I would like a bike and the
dolls that talk to each other. I will
leave milk and cookies for you.
Love. Haley Porter

Dear, Santa Claus,
I want a train made out of
wood and a track made out of
wood too arid a gigapet And a
beads and necklaces set.
Love, Sarah Hiscock

Dear Santa:
I would like some toys for
Christmas, because I have been a,
very good boy. Please bring me a
firetruck, power ranger and a
computer. I am 4 years old and I
go to Faith, Christian Preschool. I
love you, Santa.
Jeremy Harcus
Dear Santa:
I am 3 years, old and have
been good, so will you please
bring me a power ranger, a bat-
man sleeping bag and some sur-
prises. -
Love, Gauge Combs
P.S. I will, leave you some
homemade cookies.
Dear Santa:
My name is James Cawthron
and I am,, 7 years old. For
Christmas I would like you to
bring me a 5 speed bike, a 'new
desk, a ,Sony Playstation or com-
puter, a pellet rifle, a big chapter
book, and a Power Ranger Sega
game. I also have a baby brother.
His name is Dallas Bird, and he is
9 months old. Could you please
bring him some Baby toys and
some Baby Disney things for his
room?
Love, James
Dear Santa.
For Christmas, I want a CD
and the movie, Jingle All The
Way. My name. is Evan Branch
and I am five years old. I have
been good by my sister has been
a little good.
Love Evan

. ,Dear Santa,
My name is Brittany Cannon
and I am five years old. I would
like a CD player, a cowgirl suit
and a cowgirl hat. I have been a
good girl and so has my mom.
Please bring me some candy tool
Love Brittany .

Dear Santa.
I am going to leave you some
milk and cookies. Please bring me
a present for Christmas. ,My
name is Victoria Rouse and I am
five years old. Don't forget my 4
sisters because they are special
Love Victoria

Dear Santa.
My name is Timothy Caswell
but my mommy calls me Edward.
I am 5 1/2 years old. Thank you
for the toys you gave me last
year. Please bring me a pirate
ship because my other one is
broken. All of the children in my
class made your face with a bal-
loon nose! It -is cute.
Love Tim


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I would likeia Sega for Christ-
mas because I want to play a IL*
game and so does my mama. I
promise to leave you some milk

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trying to be good so could you
bring me a Teddy Bear. You can
bring me anything else but it has
to be a toy!
Love Melanie

Dear Santa,
I love you and I want a bike
Santa, I want a cash register.
Santa you have been so sweet.
Please bring my sister and me a
special present. My name is Jan-
netta Peters and I am 5 years old!
Love Jannetta


Dear Santa,
Thank you for


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the toys you


gave me last year Would you
please bring me a big toy dino-
saur that make noises Don't for-
get my sister, she is 1. My name
is Austin Brake and I am 5 years
old!
Love Austin


Dear Santa,
My name is Jasey Powell and
I am 5 years old. I want a go-cart
and a helmet. Mrs. Gail said we
need them to be safe. I also want
a power wheel-that is a semi-
thing that carries sandi
Love Jasey


K ar Santa.
o, 'l`Phave been -a very good boy
my mom said. Please bring me
,,-ree toys for Christmas. Remem-
'. ber mysisters too-they are spe-'
S cil!!
Love Allen

Dear Santa,
My name Is Willie Quinn and
I want a bike for Christmas. I
need a helmet too. I need a "Tin-
do"ll Please come and see my
brother Chad too.
Love Willie

Dear Santa,
I want toys for Christmas and ,
I', want you to remember my
bi-others Tyrone' and Terrance. I
love you Santa!! I have a Christ-
mas tree up all ready, for you! I
love the toys you gave me last
year! ..
.t Love Lakeva ,

D'ear Sarnta,
SI want a Teddy bear and an
owi, old, Pooh-the'one Christo-
pher Robin had. I also want Tiger
arid Rabbit. My name is Sara
HofTman and I have been very,
good! Don't forget piglet too.
-Love Sara
Dear Santa, :
SI've been extra-specially good
this year. Even my ,mommy and
daddy and school teacher say so!
i've been all year long and have
lots to tell you about. I made my
bed and cleaned my room almost
every day. I fed my cats and gave
him/her lots of playing and fun
time. I learned tons of new stuff at
school, like redeing and did all my
homework on 'time. I gave out
bunches of hugs to my family arind
I didn't even get mad at Bruth or
Sisr when he/she rgue.
Here's my list of toys 'n stuff
that I've been working hard for all
year long! Ted Ber a Bicke and a
Basket-kort, and a 100000000
Dolrs's and a go-cart.
!" Love, Brennis
P.S. I'll leave your favorite
cookies and milk by the bi pe-hol

Dear Santa,
I would like some gymnastics
stuff for Christmas and I would
like some Barble clothes. I love
you and I will see you at Panama
City in the mall. My brother Dave
and I are going to. have our pic-
-ture made.
Love Amelia,

Dear Santa,
My name is Melanie Powell
S..and I am 5 years old.. I have been ,


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wherever you go.
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Dear Santa,
I've .t::i extra-specially good
this year. Even my mominy and
daddy and school teacher say sol
I've been all year long and have
lots to tell you about. I made my
bed and cleaned my .room. I
learned tons of new stuff at
school, like riteing and did all my
homework on time. I gave out
bunches of hugs to my family' and
I didn't even get mad at mom or
dad when he/she hit me.
Here's my list of toys 'n stuff
that I've been working hard for all
year long! DoK Board Bike Far
tuck cur pen.
Charles
P.S. I'll leave your favorite
cookies and milk by the Kooc
Keye Jorel

Dear Santa,
My name is Ashleigh Lewis
;and I am 5 now but I will be 6
when Christmas comes. PLEASE
bring me pink bike with horses
on it and' no training wheels. I
also have to have a helmet to
wear.
Love Ashleigh

Dear Santa,
My name is Khrysten Keys
and I am 5 years old. I want a big
doll the same size as me. It is a
Rapunzel doll. I also want a wag-
on that is different colors. I also
need a helmet for my bike. Mrs.
Nobles said, I have been very
good!
Love Khrysten

Dear Santa,
My name is Shyanne Headley
and I am 6 years. Merry Christ-
mas and Happy New Year!! I
would like some special presents
for Christmas. Please remember
my brothers tool
Love Shyanne

Dear Santa,
I' change my mind about
shopping Barbie I want a game
boy with the little meRmaiD tape.
Love Tiffany ann Lemois

Dear Santa,
I am six years old. I Changed
my mind. I wanta babba Bear
for.Christmas And A shopping
BarBie
I Love you Santa
Danielle Lemois

Dear Santa,
I was hoping to get a CD
player, for Christmas. My mama
said to Leave milk and cookies for
you. My name is' Megan Crutch-
field. Is it true that If your a bad
kid you'll bring them a lump of
coal? Well, I've tried my hardest
to be good this year. I love you
and Merry Christmas!
Love Megan Crutchfield
P.S. I'll Leave the cookies and
milk. Promise!

Dear Santa
I want cool shopping Barbie
Doll Ocean Barbie Kira. Wedding


Day Barbie Princess Canopy Bed
Magic Stroller Baby Baby Tum-
bles Talking Arthur Casey Cart-
wheel Dress-me D.W. Dress-Me
Arthur Pooh Musical Hide 'N Seek
Arthur Goes To The Library Game
Pooh Country Phone Pooh 100
Acre Wood Pooh Poppin' Piano
Wiggle 'n Walk Pound Puppies
Take, Care of Me Triplets Sweet
Dreams Baby
I Love You to
Baby Shop Milk Bottle
Baby shop car seat Gerber
stroll and Go Snookums Bear Bag
Doll Rapunzel Barbie
Savan Beth

Dear Santa,
I wish you could grant us all
world peace and long lives. I wish
for the sick to be healthy and the
old to 'live well not poor. I know
each year you bring a lot of gifts
to all in the world, and Santa
your a good man. If you could
bring these gifts to all this year I
would be oh so happy and thank-
full.
Thank you Santa
N. Ames, Port St. Joe

Dear Santa Clause,
I really like you giving every-
body presents. And everybody
likes you. I hope you bring me the
bow and arrow that I want. Are
you coming to my house at Mexi-
co Beach or granny's house in
Georgia.
These are the presents I
would like for Christmas.
video tapes. 4 wheeler, re-
mote control car, Nintendo tapes,
train set, fire truck, Bed for my
dog, pillow for my dog, Ball for
my dog, Remote control for nin-
tendo.
Merry Christmas, Santa
Clause Have a very good Christ-
mas
Love Cody (5 yrs. old)

Dear Santa,
I've been a good boy. I want a
batmobile, remote control fire
truck, Buzz lightyear.
Love Trevor

Dear Santa,
My name is Marissa Weather-
ly a, big doll I SaiD pink. a train
an I want it Yellow and I want
anD I want it red. a teddy Bear
anD I want it Brown.
Marissa

Dear Santa.
my name is Trev Crutchfield.
I want a Volcano blast, a Big
Dumq truck, and FrontenD Load-
er, AND a Surprise. From my
DaDDy, I have Been a good Boy.
Love Trey


Dear Santa.
My name is Lisa Davis. .1
want a baby doll that says moma
I'm hungry, and dream doll
house, some baby cloths, a Sabri-
na doll, a little Mermaid Doll,
some clothes for me and that's
about all., I will leave you some


milk and cookies on the table by
the Christmas tree.
Thank you.
Lisa Davis

Dear Santa,
I want a:
What Whant
giga pet dog, babby cokker
spaniel, Fringer nail fun Slon,'
Gabege Pack Paint en faces, Prity"
Pritl Prensanes, barshentehh.
babby, Fake money, Nosey nora,
talkgril, Carnie tosh nursy, Cal-
leles handfree phone, the one in
the middel is the grenn kangaro,
Miack Store, MallMadness.
Dear Santa their si hot coco
and one cokeke and a Pise of'
home made bread on the marks,
benich
Your friend Christina Rae Poole

Santa Clause:
How are things at the North
Pole? Will you come by our house
and give me some presents like I'
want you to get me? I want ;a
wagon, a make-up kit, a barbie,
doll, some glasses, a pencil, a bal-.
lerina doll, and a bike.
I will have cookies and milk
out for you.
Michelle Hiscock

Dear Santa,
NMy name is Nicholas Dwight
Lewis. I'm almost two years old


but if you ask my mom she might
say that I am two going on twelve.
I have been very good this year,
well most days as my daddy
might say. For Christmas I would
like a Barney, a Little Tikes Play
Yard, a Tickle Me Elmo, a 4x4
Jeep, and anything else that you
might can fit in your sleigh. My-
mom says please nothing that
makes loud noise. I will be at my
Nans house so please be sure to
come and see me there. She has
a chimney for you to come down,
I'll make sure that the fire is put
out. Bye-Bye Santa.
Nicholas


Dear Santa, .
I want a set of football shoul-
der pads and leg pads and the
Quads. And last but not least
NFL QB Club 64.
Your Freind Zeke
P.S. I belive in you.

DEAR SANTA CLAUS,
I'VE BEEN PRETTY GOOD
THIS YEAR! I WANT A T.V. AND
V.C.R. FOR CHRISTMAS! PLUS I'
WANT A SABRINA DOLL, MEN IN
BLACK MOVIE, JINGLE ALL THE.
WAY MOVIE, WILD AMERICA,
MOVIE, BRYN WHITE C.D., AND


A HANSON C.D.
YOUR FRIEND,
Candace N. Branch

Dear Santa,
I have been a pretty Good
Boy this year. Please bring me a
Toy Truck, spiderfnan' blaster,
Trampoline, buildup blocks, re-
mote, control car, cfack, back car,
Golden Beetle Borg, Bass fishing
Game, some Hot Wheels and nas-
car's. Love you Santa.
Matthew Roberts
P.S. I will leave some milk and
cookies For you.


I. -; V:


Christmas is coming and we hope it brings,
Loads of glad tidings and wonderful things.
We know we've enjoyed a very good season,
And people like you are expressly the reason.
So it's full-steam ahead because gratitude's due,
Along with our very best wishes to each one of you!


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. DEC. 25, 1997


Dear Santa,
I've been extta-specially good
this year. Even my mommy and
daddy and school teacher say so!
I've been all year long and have
lots to tell you about. I made my
bed and cleaned My R almost
every day. I fed my my dog and
gave him/her lots of playing and
fun time. I learned tons of new
stuff at school. like mom and did
all my homework on time. I .gave
out bunches of hugs to my family
* and I didn't even get mad at My
mom or My,bay when She is Nis
Here's my list of toys 'n stuff
that I've been working hard for all
year long! I dinn good I want a
pickup cikes and I woot a go cart
and a Big Box lick the Box that is
the saam Box and a bomld.
Sarah
P.S. I'll leaver your favorite
cookies and milk by the table!

Dear Santa,
My name,is, Kiystal Keigans. I
am 6 years old. I have been very
good this year.
I would like a tickle-me-Elmo,
a Barbie doll, Books, and some
new videos.
Love Krystal

Dear Santa,
I have been very good this,
year. I would like for you to visit
my house and bring me. a Baby
Go Bye Bye and a Magic Baby
Stroller.
I will leave you milk and
Cookies. Thank you!,
Love Savannah Fenaes

Dear Santa,
I want a giga pet,'dog A real
Baby playpen A real Baby stroller.-
Dream phone," inger,-dail fun sa-
lon and baby Doll
Love Lacey

Dear Santa,
I want a walkman with head-
phones. A remote control car. A
real computer. A real garnet
ring-size 9 and necklace. A blue
gameboy. Two Mirah Carry tapes.
Two Hanson tapes. And another'
pair of jeans, ,
Loye Jessica
P.S. I live in Wewahitchka. Flori-
da..

Dear Santa, !
I have been' 'a gpod boy.'I
want a Gigapet. solar power
K'nex, rain boots, a real tool set,'
clothes, a science set. a 10 speed
bike, walkie talkie's, marbles, my


own T.V., two super Nintendo
controllers, tackle box with tackle
and a fishing'pole.
I will leave cookies and milk.
T.J.

Dear Santa,
I am 3 1/2 months old. I have
been a really good girl. Will you
please bring me a baby doll and a
big teddy bear for me to sleep
with. I will leave you some milk
and cookies under the tree. I love
you Santa.
Love Savannah Gibson

Dear Santh.
I want a Mini Bat. I want a
Flute Outfit. I want a 5-Piece
Drumset. I want a Snare Drum-
Kit. I want a .3-Pickup Electric
Guitar. I .want 'a Guitar Stand. I
want a Sub Assault-New.' I want a
Spider-Man web Blaster. I want a
X-Man waterwars Plavsd. I want
a Slammln' Shot Clock Basket-
ball. I want a CommLink II Blast-
er.
Santh Pot my Name my box
Tyrone

Dear Santa,
My name is Tyrone Dawson.
I've been a very good boy this
year. I make very good grades in
school, and I help my parents out
around the house all the time
with everything. So would you
please bring me the following
things, for Christmas:
Gold & Power Staff, -Ten-
Speed, Guitar, Drum Set, VCR,
Television, Movies, Watch, Spi-
derman armwrist, Clothes, Mi-
chael Jordan clock, Giggle Pack
"YShoe:" 'Computer within 'games.
. .Beelde._Bod... gun4, Play_ Station..
Power-Ranger gun, Remote Con-
trol cars, Power-Ranger Flip Head
Remote Control trucks, 4 base-
ball bats, baseball, Jukebox, Cas-
sette tapes (Rap).
I'll have lots of goodies for
you to eat at my house.
Tyrone Dawson

Dear Santa,
I've been extra-specially good
"this year. Even my mommy and
daddy and school teacher say so!,
I've been all year long and have,
lots to tell you about. I made my
bed and cleaned my room almost
every day. I fed my dog/cat/fish
and gave him/her lots of playing
and fun time. I learned tons of
new stuff at school, like redeing
Time and did all my homework on
time. I gave out bunches of hugs,


to my family and I didn't even get
mad at mom when she wip's me.
Here's my list of toys 'n stuff
that I've been working hard for all
year long! Book's present's 100
toy's shtreing 100 doinlo's Bike
Football uniform basket hoop vito
games trhoman tree house ree
and rod.
Love, Aaron

Dear Santa,
I have been a good little girl.
Helping mom around the house..
And I would like something in
turn such as a bookbag forl
school. I now I want get it from
you but that is what I would like.
Love Amanda Matthews

Dear Ho Hol
I WANt-New CAr, New
clothes, New shoes. I have been
very very good!
Julie

Dear Santa,
I don't want anything I got All
I Need before Christmas.
Amy Chavous

Dear santa,
I Whant a Trampolena for X-
mas., and I whant a university
Barbie Please. Thank you. I Love
you;
unsigned

Dear Santa,
I would like a trampoline. Ga-
tor Barby, A stocking full of can-
dy, baby born, super nail creator,
phone, and a puppy. I love you.
Kortney Presnell

dir Santua claus look at your Pre-
sint can you git me a remote con-
frol motorcicyol
utisigned

Dear Santa,
I want a yak bak I want a 10-
speed bike I want a Spiderman
web blaster. I want a X-man wa-
ter playset. I a spider man. I want
a ,watch I want a pitts bright
watch. I want a lakers watch. I
want a dallas cowboys watch I
want a superman play set I want
a bat man. I, want a giga pet, tam-
ogetchi
sighed Terrance


Dear Santa,
I am only two years old, so
my mommy is writing this for me.
I have been a good boy this year.
Please bring me a rock-rock pony,
and a choo-choo train.
Love Travis Lucas

Dear Santa,
I have been a nice girl this
year please bring me baby born,
my new born baby, triplets,. giga
pet.
Love Amanda Lucas


Dear Santa, ,
For Christmas I would like to
liave a super Nintendo 64. A giga
.et, Kitty. A Space Shuttle.A Nin-
tendo tape.
I will leave you. some milk
and cookies
Mike Padgett


Joyce Britt &

her Gulf Sands Family

wish everyone a

Merry Christmas

and would like to announce they will be

Closed Dec. 24-Jan.1

They will reopen

Jan. 2 at 3:00 p.m.


Gulf Sands Restaurant


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Dear Santa, the Hanson cd including snowed
I have been good most times, in Hanson cd. Teen Courtney bar-
I want a DOG. bie and a electric toothbrush. and
Brandi Oakley Santa one more thing before we
are through thanks a lot and
Merry Christmas to you
Dear Santa, CourtneyWard


How are yourreinaeeraoing?'
I hope it isn't too cold. I have
been good this year and I would
like a Nintendo 64, a train set, a
sonic game for the Nintendo, Hot
Wheels garadge, Jurassic Park
electric racing, hotwheels cars, a
gigapet, my own VCR, a big T.V.,
for my room. 2 Beast wars,a bicy-
cle, and 3 fish in a fish tank.
Hope to see you Christmas
Evye.
Gene


Dear Santa.
I have been a good girl. 1
want a magic baby stroller and a
Rapunzel barbie and a Kick out
barbie and Crazy Curls Doll.
I will leave you a snack.
Thank you Santa.
Love Emilee Fenaes

.Dear Santa,
I have been pretty good this
year. I would like a cd player BB
gun, Super Nentendo, Talking
Bubba and Clothes My name is
Charles Gainous and I am five
years old
Love Charles
P.S. And a new hat.


Dear Santa,
I have been. a good girl this
year, so please leave me a bike, a
giga Pet, some. skates, a tent, a
Stroller baby, a sleeping Ernie, a
'treasure chest, and rug rat stuff.
' and I will leave you some treats
Jordon Plair

Dear Santa,
I want a super Nintendo
Thanks, Terrence Matthews


Dear Santa. '
My name is Austin and I am
4 years old. I would like to have a
turbo banking jet that you pedal.
a flying airplane, a hot wheels car
wash. and a game. Please leave
something for my pet Smut. I will
leave you some milk and cookies
by the Christmas tree.
I love you.
S, .Austin


Dear Santa,


I wish I could have a tether-
ball set. Because last time I have
one I knock it out of the ground. I
live in Wewahitchka. I go to We-
wahitchka Elementary school.
Santa you and your elfs better get
working. Our tree looks good at
night. -Some more nintendo
games. Westle boots too. More
racecar models, to go. with the
good will race car models.
Love Alex Jones
PRS. You better come by here.

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year Please bring me a tie die
doodele bear. I will leave you
some milk and cookies.
Love Samantha Kay Fenaes

printed already above this line

Dear Santa. '.
SPlease get me some: toys' for
my baby brother. He needs a rat-
tlel I would like to have a dentist
barbie for Christmas! I have been
good this year-Mrs. Nobles said
so!
Love Malesa


Dear Santa, .
I've been extra-specially good
this year. Even my mommy and
daddy and school teacher say sol
I've been all year long and have
lots to tell, you about. I made my
bed and cleaned my rum almost
every day. I fed my dog and cat
and gave him/her lots of playing
and fun time. I learned tons of
new stuff at school, like redeeding
and did all my homework on time.
I gave out bunches of hugs to my
family and I didn't even get mad
at mom or dad when they tatle
Here's my list of toys 'n stuff
that I've been working hard for all
yearlong! swimerere tuilss brbey.
Kristi Neill Posey
Dear Santa,
I have been very good this
year. When my Mom and dad tell
me Santa is watching I straighten
up and am very good. I know I've
already told you but in case
you've; forgot. I'd like a Cool
'Shoppin Barbie, a Nail Salon,
and a swingset. I love you Santa!!
Be careful on your trip. I'll leave
you a Coca-Cola and some
M&M's. '
..., Love always,
Ashton Davis (age 4)

:,Dear Santa,
What I would love for you to
bring me for Christmas is a bike,
Sega. baby roller skate and some
games. Love you 'Santa.
Deshauna Williams

Dear Santa,
What I would love for you to
bring me for Christmas is a poll,.
Wagon, Stuff Animals, play tele-
phone. and I will have cookies
and milk waiting. Love you Santa.
Trianna B. Lockley








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Dear Santa,
I would love for you to bring
me some toy trucks, cars, Stuff
Animals, Toy animals, and a Re-
mote Control Cars. I love you
Santa.
Chad Quinn JR.

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me Casey Cart-
wheel with the pom-poms, and
Magic stroller baby. I also want a
piano! I will leave you some milk
and cookies.
Love Natalie Wood
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me a make-up
set Barbie House, a vaccum
cleaner and 1 baby doll and that's,
all. I will leave you some milk and
cookies.
Love Raney Besore
The Learning Center'

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this
year. Please bring me Race Track,
Basketball Goal,' Bike and some
computer games. Also, a' few sur-
prises. I will leave you some milk
and cookies.
Love Blaine Bush
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this
year. Please bring me a Remote
Control Jet and a Hot Wheels
Garage. I will leave you some milk
and cookies.
Love Daniel'May
The Learning Center


Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me some


checkers. Thank you. I will leave
you some milk and cookies.
Love Samantha Taylor
The Learning Center


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the coming year,
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Charlotte Pierce, Chairman /
Caroline Norton, Vice Chairman
David Byrd
Mary Pridgeon /
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Dear Santa, Dear Santa,
I've been a really good boy My Name is Meredith-Lyndset
this year. I would like a tackle Todd.
box, a fishing pole and for Natha-a sx old
nial to be at my Nana's for Christ- I am 6 six years old. ive been
Smas good this year. I Would like a
drum set and a doll. and a AnAs-
Alway's a good boy. tasia. Puzzle'. thanks Santa. how
Brandon do you get ,up and. down 'The
chimney.
Dear Santa claus, I love you. :
I want a tv. and vcr., and all Meredith


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 1997 PAGE 9C


Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this
year. Please bring me a sword
and a great big empire. I will
leave you some milk and cookies.
Love Tyree Clark
The Learning Center-

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this
year. Please bring me a buzz
lightyear and a bike. I will leave
you some milk and cookies.
Love Jameson Vaughn
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me a Little.
Miss Mermaid Doll, some zoo arii-.'
mals,, and some pretty clothes. I
will leave you some milk and
cookies.
Love Sarah Pippin
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been a very good girl.
Please bring me A guitar, hoppin


poppin spaceballs, and socker
poppers. Some candy and a baby
doll. I will leave you some cookies
and milk.
Love Katie Lacour
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,,
I have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me a, 4-
wheeler,a Casey Cartwheel, and
some building blocks. I will leave
you some milk and cookies.
Love Lacey Strickland
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this
year. Please bring me a Hot
Wheels Car Wash, Power Rang-
ers, and bring my little sister a
Barbie Doll. I will leave you some
milk and cookies.
Love Jacob McCroan
The Learning Center

Dear Santa, '
I have been a. good girl this.
year. Please bring me little white


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and cookies.
Love Rachel Jones
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this
year. Please bring me 1. A pool
table, 2. A Real Talking Bubba, 3.
A Power Ranger Set, 4. A Gator.
Golf Game, 5. and some presents
for my sister. I will leave you
some milk and cookies.
Love Matthew Pope
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this
year. Please bring me a yak bak,
crazy car, indian t-pee, talking
Woody, and Great Adventure Wild
Western town. I will leave you
some milk and cookies.
Love Reis Nelson
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me Barbie and
Ginger, Barbie's Motorhome, and
Cool Shopping Barbie. I will leave
you some milk and cookies.
Love Megan Gannon
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year. Please. bring me a magic
stroller, Baby, and a Sand Art
Kit.. I will leave you some milk
and cookies.
Love Emily Rose Fenaes
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I 'have been a. good girl this
year. Please bring me one of those
bears with a bottle! I waat Pretty
tap shoes. I will leave you some
milk and cookies.,
Love Evan Brumbaugh
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me a Barbie
Motor home, a stuffed reindeer, a
babydoll, dress-up clothes, and a
Barbie. Thank you. I will leave
you some milk. and cookies.
Love Caitlin Rich
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me a BoLrgle. I
will leave you some milk and
cookies.
Love Torie Burgess
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me a Barbie
house, Hugga Bear, Barbie Kelly
doll, Kellly clothes, and Brush
Teeth Cabbage Patch Doll. I will
leave you some milk and cookies. ,
Love Adrian Browning
The I.earnino Center

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this


A guiding star.
A heavenly chorus.
The Wise Men's search.
The Shepherds' awe.
And, in the manger,
the newborn King.

As the sacred story is told
anew, may the boundless
blessings of Christmastide
bring comfort and joy to
you and your loved ones.
Rejoicing too, we warmly
send glad tidings and
heartfelt thanks to all our
neighbors. Noel!


Elizabeth W.
Thompson, Realtor
Jay Rish

Brenda Miller

Joy, Bea & Debbie


year. Please bring me a bicycle, a
Hotwheels Volcano Blowout set,
and a football uniform. I will leave
you some milk and cookies.
Love Jared Taylor Arnold
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this
year. I would like you to bring me
a big truck and cars. I will leave
cookies for you and Rudolph.
Love Chris Wells

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year. I would like you to bring me
a wooden truck and a Barbie doll
house. I will leave cookies for you
and Rudolph.
Love Caitlin Gilley

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this
year. I would like you to bring me
Rugrats and trucks. I will leave
cookies for you and Rudolph.
Love Cody Grantham


Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year. I would like you to bring me
lots of Barbie stuff. I will leave
cookies for you and Rudolph.
Love Patricia Johnson

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this
year. I would like you to bring me
Michael Jordan things and a re-
mote control car. I will leave cook-
ies for you and Rudolph.
Love Duncan Kelly

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year. I would like you to bring me
Rugrats and a Barbie Jeep. I will
leave cookies for you and Ru-
dolph.
Love Alyssa Parker

Dear Santa,
I have been good this year. I
would like you to bring me TV,
Pico, and Barbies. I will leave
cookies for you and Rudolph.
Love Courtlan Batson-Lee


Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this
year. Please bring me a remote
control trantrum car, power
wheel 4 wheeler, helicopter, and
some trucks. I will leave you
some milk and cookies.
Love Brandon Peak
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this
year. Please bring me a spider-
man web blaster and a power
ranger megazord. I will leave you
some milk and cookies.
Love Levi Strickland
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been a good little girl
this year. Please bring me an E-Z
Bake oven, Angel Barbie, Ariel
Slumber Tent, See N Say Whoo
Says, and Farm Families. I will
leave you some milk and cookies.
Love Emily Sandhu
The Learning Center


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vehicle with a selection from Chevrolet, Jeep,

Plymouth, Chrysler and Dodge.


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to. I want more than that. I have Pet, a doll, and lots of surprises.
to go. Love Kari Stephens
Your friend-Tori Layfield


D,:c7r Santa,
I have been good this year. I
would like you to bring me Sleep -
N-Snore Ernie and a wagon. I will
leave cookies for you and Ru-
dolph.
Love Kyran.Batson

Dear Santa,
I. have been a good girl this
year. I would like you to bring me
Rugrats, Playdough, and Barbie
stuff. I will leave cookies for you
and Rudolph.
Love Tiara

Dear Santa,
I have been good this year. I
would like you to bring me Easy
Bake food and Barbie's Jeep. I,
will leave cookies for you and. Ru-
dolph.
Love Tayler Byrd

Dear Santa,
I have been good this year. I
would like you to bring me Sony
Play Station and a digilel Drum'
Pad. I will leave cookies for you
and Rudolph.
Love Chazten Byrd

Dear Santa,
I did not want nothing.
Love,
Areme ntries

Dear Santa,
My name is Blade. I want
Killer Instinct, Raptor Hand to
Hand game, I am special. I also
want a limo car. and a tyco Re-
bound and a puppu and a bike
and.9 games For Game Boy.
'Yours truly,
SBlade,

Dear Santa Claus,
I am a girl because you, are~ a :
Santa Claus, and I am an girl I
haye not been bad. I've been ,a
goo8 girl.
I want a Pool and a Big ball
and a Fun Pad and some dolls to
put on my bed and a rabbit.
I want a new room and a sis-
ter and a new T.A. and a bed and
a doll.
Love Shadae Thomas

Dear Santa,
My name is Samone I want a
Pool and a Big ball, and a Fun
Pad and Some dolls to put on my
bed. and a rabbit. and I want a
new room and a sister, and a dog,
and a cat and a new T.V.:and a
VCR and a new home.
Love always,
Alesha Samone Smiley

Dear Santa,
I been a good boy. Santa,
Santa will you please let and
Mom and Kim come. I miss them
very much. I don't know if you
know this, after this year at the
29th is my birthday.
Love always,
Jonothon

Dear Santa,
,My name is Barbara Rae, and


I Know you are a wonderful San-
ta. Yes, you are. Okay, Let's go
on. I want you Please Santa.
Okay I want a Santa and Some,
puppies. Thank you. very much
Okay My Mom said she wants
a bed. Thank you. very much.
Love Barbara Rae
Happy Christmas. .Love al-
ways.

Dear Santa,
My name is Reggie and I'm 7
years old and I have a brother a
sister. And I wish I could see You
and I want a Nintendo 64 Game
Boy. The games I want for my
Nintendo 64 are the game Street
Fighter, a football game and I,
want a T.V. for my Nintendo 64
and a GigaPet And I want it to be
a dog.
Your friend,
Reggie Turner

Dear Santa,
My name is Haley. I'm 7
years old. I have a little sister.
Her name is Katie. She is-.only 3
years old. And my parents are 28
and 30 My dad likes football, ho-
key, and sports. (also Sport
games.) My mom likes pots. pans,
and best of all she Likes clothes.
And my sister likes stuffed ani-
mals, and other toys. Oh I am go-
ing to ask you some questions
and then I'lltell you what I want.
Okay... .I" I'm bad will I get coal.
Now I want a Giga pet, Barbie,
trampoline, a mouse pad (for my
computer) a big folder arid note-
book, Barbie clothes, about ten
* Kens. (Barbie)
Yours, truly-Haley Wood
,P.S. Merry Christmas

Dear Santa,
My name is Jackee. My
mom's name is Alicia. My dad's
riame is Howard. This is what 1
want for Christmas. I want Barbie
and Ginger and a Tiedie Doodle
bear and a ring and a pair of dia-
mond earrings and a Chnstmas
tape and a Baby So Real.
Yours always-Jackee

Dear Santa,
My name is James. I live at
the beach. I want the Crashback
anda gocart and Nintendo 64 too.
Well! Maybe a new Sega and a
Playstation with the game the
Need for Speed
Yours truly-JaTmes

Dear Santa,
My names -is Jordan.' My
Mom's name 'is Debi. My Dad's
name is Jeff. My sisters name is
Brittany. I want a Nintendo 64.
And a Jurrassic Park set. And
new Roller blades. if you have a
enough time I want a new bike
and A model Farrarri.
Yours truly--Jordan.

Dear Santa,
My name is Tori. I have been
good. I have a big sister and a lit-
tle brother. I have got a loving
Mom and dad. I have a dog and a
cat. I have a wonderful family.
How are you doing?. How .is
your wife? I want a doll. toy dog


Dear Santa,
My name is James. my
Mom's name is Terri. My Dad's
name is Mike. My brother's name
is Dallas. I want a 5 speed bike
and I want a PlayStation and a
big chapter book and a Sega Pow-
er Rangers game.
Love James

Dear Santa,
My name is Crystal and the
people in my family are Dee,
Fred, me, Mike, Aaron and Lin-
nie. and What I Like to do is hula
hoop and Jumprope and swim
and go to school and to do art
and to do homework. What I
Want for Christmas is roller-
blades and Triplet Baby and a
Gigapet and a doll. I am 7 years
old. and I want a computer.
Love Crystal

Dear Santa,
The people in my, family are
Teresa and Michael and me. We
got us a new house. I Like it be-
cause people care about us. Peo-
ple give us stuff. Our sink was
leaking and Tina bought us a new
one. That was nice. I want a Su-
per Nail Creation.,
Love always-Jessica


Dear Santa, ,
I want a pair of Rollerblades.
Love Justin Squire

Dear Santa,
I would like a barbie doll and
lots of surprises..
Love Kodi Blackwell

Dear Santa,
I would like for you to. bring
me a bicycle, a race car, and a
train.
Love Anton Garland

Dear Santa,
I would like for you to bring
me a baby doll,a barbie doll Jeep,
and a teddy bear.
Love Kawana Fisher

Dear Santa,
I would like to have a police
and helicopter airplane, a fire-"
truck, and a motorcycle.
Love Brandon Struggs

Dear Santa,
SI: would like to have. a.bike,
skates, and a motorcycle.
Love Donald Naylor

Dear Sahta,
I would like to have a Santa I
Claus teddy bear, a reindeer, and ;
a Hot Wheels Carwash.
Love Zack LaRue

Dear Santa.
I would like.a Little Mermaid
Giga Pet, a Barbie Folding Pretty
House, and lots of siurprises.
; Love Jessica Brake

Dear Santa,.
I would like to have a Giga


Dear Santa,
I would like a Giga Pet, Upsy
Diasy Baby Doll, and a Skipper
Barbie Doll. My brother would
like a wagon.
Love Kasie Thompson

Dear Santa,
I would like to have a barbie
doll, a Upsy Diasy Doll, and a
New Baby That away.
Love Miranda Kilbourne


Barbie Doll 'and a Barbie closet
and Barbie's house and a real
Christmas tree..
Love Shabrica Fisher

Dear Santa,
I would like a dog, a cat, and


lots of toys.
Love Angela Griffin

Dear Santa;
I would like a toy motorcycle.
Love Sidney
L


Dear Santa,
I would like to have a remote
control car,, a remote control air-
plane, and a remote firetruck.
Love Jesse McCroan,

Dear Santa,
I would like a bouncy baby, a
tumble baby, and lots of sur-.
prises..,
Love Michelle Hendricks

Dear Santa,
I would like Tyco Rebound,, a
go-cart, and a 4-%\ heeler.
Love Rakeem Quinn

Dear Santa,
I would like to have Tantrum
car, a Batman, Robin, Batgirl mo-
vie, and a Star Wars sound toy.
Love Calder Mahan

Dear Santa,
Iwarit a jeep for Barbie: Can I
please have it? I have been very
good, I want a my siz Barbie, and
some Barbie Doll Clothes and a


J,


of the Season


,Vishing

beautiful


.you all that's bright and

all through this wondciful'


time of year and beyond.

Many thanks to all our friends, who

helped make our year a shining success.





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Dear Santa,
I would like to have a baby
doll, a mermaid, and a castle.
Love Desara Quinn


Dear Santa,
I have been good all year. I
wish Santa will bring a EZ bake
oven and a Magx strolr baby, and'
a play house and a basket ball


goal and a baby dill pempn and
VCR and hair boos.
Love Camelia Gainer
Dear Santa Claus,
I have been good all year.
love you too Santa Claus. I hop
you have a good da. I love you
vere muth. I want a mackup cas
a lot uv babe dols.
Love Paige Nickel

Dear Santa,
I would like a trumpet, 6 tur
bo toys, and a full supply o
:marshmellows. '--
Love David Wilson

Dear Santa,
I would like a Play Station,
big batman, and a dog that is
real.
Love. Chris Thomas

Dear Santa,


I would like a BB gun, roller
Blades, pants aand a tool set. i,
have ben good this yer. My broth-:
ers have ben good too.
Love Cecil Linton

Dear Santa Claus.
I want a four wheeler anbd a
go, cart and a fire bird cae. I want
a rebound car, too. I have been a
good boy Santa. Thank You Santa
Claus.
Love Gage Davidson


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God bless you and yours
at this holy time of year.




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CLERK OF THE COURT


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Garnished with happiness, wrapped in love,
And enjoyed with the blessings
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a Dear Santa Claus,
May I have a go cart and a
jeep? I have been good in class. I
love Santa Claus. My brother wot
a truck and a pool and a bike and
I a trampoling and a compootr. I
p wot a baby doll and a pup dog, It
ui is fam Kayla Williams. I no what I
, wot a pone.
unsigned

Dear Santa Claus,
I would like a toy. It is off of
- Spider Man. It is the action fig-
f C ure. I would also like a go cart.
, i' Pies bring a puppy too. I have bin
good in class.
,Love Jacob Causey

a Dear Santa Claus,
s;G. I would like a babe doll. I like
i babe dolls. Santa Claus, will you
bring ne a doll for Christmas?
Rapt Up in the paper.
Love Whitney Melvin


* Dear Santa,
I have
would like
and a diamo
and a rill. h
ples hure u
my stuf.
Love


been a good boy. I
a 10 millions dollars
n ring for my girlfrin.
rse.,i love you Santa.
Lp on the list. i wont
:Jaycbb Davis


Dear Santa,
I want a pone and' a Barbe
jeep and a Little Mermaid Barbe.
SPies bring my Mama a gift too.
' Also bring my. Daddy, Megan,
Krystal, and Tiffany a gift. I am
glad that it is Jesus's Birthday.
V Love Chelsev Pettis
Dear Santa,
I would like ,a Magic. stroller
Babby Florlda Gator outfites with
shoes teady Bear new Bag insa-
lated sandart canon swaters ear-
rings Angelpen new pjs toys
Jessica Husband
Dear Santa,'
PLEASE BRING ME A BAT-
BAN AND A BLUE DIVING
WHALE ANG A TELESCOPE AND
LOTS OF SURPRISE'S.
Love LEVI RICHTER (5 yrs. old):
P.S. IVE BEEN GOOD.

Dear Santa,
Please bring me a Basketball
goal and a, Basketball, some
Sharks to play with at bath time
and Lots ofsuprises.
Love Dusty Richter (3 yrs. old)
P.S. mom saidI've been good
since our Last visit at the mall.


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... And aq time: to say 'thank you" to all the
cherished friends we've made this year.
Happy Holidays! .. ,



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FABRICATING, Inc.




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Dear Santa CLaus,
I have been good all year. For
Christmas, may I have a kareoke
and a giga pet and one' more
thing-a Hanson tape. That's'all I
can think of now.
Loe Stephane Barrett

Dear Santa Claus,
I like you bcus you are good
to me. I see you in the mal. We sit
on Santa Claus. I wont a pet tab,-
bit. My sister wonts a pet snake. I
wont a note tablet too.
Love Ashley Stephens L
t
Dear Santa Claus, '
I, have been good all yer. I
want a pup and a klttn and a
fake fingmels and a ril poni and a
ril bune and a ster and a new rel
friend and a new house.
Love Tara Palmer

Dear Santa,
I have been 'a good boy. I
would like bike and four wheelr.,
Also, bring me a belt for my three
wheeler. I wish I had a battered
" pack truck
I love u. '- '"" '.
Jamie Vickers

Dear Santa Claus,
.I want a Daist Barbe with
Kele in it. Dear Santa Claus, I
want a swimming doll. Dear Santa
Claus, I want Bunny game.
Love Flelicia Trese

Dear Santa, .
.I would like some monry and
I wold like. a'play Barbe doll and
sum pencils. Also a Barbe doll ve-
hicle and a Crismas tree. What I
'rille wand In ml teacher. I love
You Santa.
Amanda Lee Shipman:

Dear Santa Claus,
May I have 6 things'? A blcy-
cle, a water botl, training wheels
thas gos on the bicycle, a camfloj
jakit and a lost world truck. If
you want too, bring me and my
:brother something else.
Love Hunter Causey .,


To All the Gulf County People,

from County Commissioner

District 3, Tommy Knox, wife Joni,

and son Shane.





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