The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: December 22, 1977
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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"X" in "Christmas"

SsOK for Some

- ne of the big beefs at this time
of the year is the common use of the
letter "X" in place of the letters
"Christ", in spelling the word
"Christmas"., Many people don't,
like it and to others it makes no
.-W: why'? " ' :. :: '
A typographer making up a
page with the word "Christmas" in a
line, uses the letter "X" as an
abbreviation because there is only
so much space in any particular line
of type and sometimes the letters
' Christ", just simply won't fit.
There isn't room
This is what happened to the
baby Jesus when he was born: there
was no room at the inn for his
mother and father' to spend the
night, so he was born in a stable.
To many, many people today,
there is no room in their lives for the
baby Jesus, so it matters little to'
a them, at Christmas or -any other'
time of the year, whether "Christ-
mas" is spelled with an "X" or the
letters "Christ". .
Throughout the mathematical
world, the letter "X" stand for the
unknown. Since mathematics is an
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important factor in the lives of all of
us, we're familiar with that use of
the letter. It's one of the first things
a student learns when he goes to
taking algebra in school. "X" is the
Using this principle, it is proper
for increasingly large numbers of
people throughout, the world to spell
"Christmas" with 'an. "X". Since.
Christ is'unknown in their lives, they
feel right at home spelling "Christ-
mas" with an "X".
When we here at The Star spell
"Christmas" with an "X", it's
because the full word won't fit in the
space allotted. All of the other
reasons for using this abbreviation
does not fit in our case.c
The point is, whether or not one
spells the word with an "X" or as it
should be, it is an important
reminder at this, time of the year
that the Christ be known for what he
..is: the one sent -by God to be the
Saviour of the 'world. It doesn't
matter how you spell "Christmas",
as long as the "X" isn't the unknown
quantity in our life and so long as we
have room for him in our everyday
living. .

The special session of the Flor-
ida Legislature which was held last
week wasn't a total financial loss to
the tax payers. .
, From what we read, it cost those
of us who plunk down our four cents
on the dollar every time we buy
something, $20,000 to hold that one
day session.
S The session was called for the
expressed purpose of deciding what
to do about Senator Ralph Poston for
his conviction of using his position
for the benefit of a company he
owned and to decide what to do
about those Legislators who' have

by Karen Barnes

I like the Christmas season.
Because there is a reason. It is
th6 Christ Child's birthday.
What else is there to say. ..
Let us all remember the
leaning of this Christmas
with carol singing, and cele-
brate Christmas in glory in-
stead of just a story.

refused to file their disclosure
The session rightly decided they
could do nothing with the recalcit-
rant Legislators, because, they too
have rights. They have the right to
oppose the requirement in the courts
and at the same time enjoy immun-
ity from any penalty until the courts
decide the matter.:
The session wasn't a complete
loss to the taxpayers because the'
lawmakers fined Senator Poston
$500.00 for his indiscretion.
The one day session cost us tax
payers only $19,500.

Wise to Look At Your TV Viewing Habits

By Bishop Rene Gracida
Television has been charac-
terized as the "single most
formative influence in shaping
people's attitudes and val-
ues." People in the television.
industry are visionmakers for
the great mass of Americans
who voraciously consume
most of what television tells us
our world is all about.
Those visions beamed and
broadcast into our family
rooms can be uplifting or
destructive. They can inspire,
elevate and stimulate us to
greatness and. accomplish-
ment both as individuals and
asa community. Or they can
provide us with drivel and
crass models for violence,
dehumanized sex, and hedon-
istic materialism. Our daily
television viewing experi-
ences, frequently passive and
uncritical, have a cumulative
effect on us from early child-
hood until old age:
In the words of one televi-
sion critic,"'"In'its best mo-
ments, television is' the
strength, intelligence, and
compassion of millions united
simultaneously in emotional
experiences while viewing
great entertainment on great
"At its worst, television is
the hawker of deceptively
advertised merchandise, an
exploiter of the innocence of
thirty millionAmerican chil-
dren, and a purveyor of the
brutish elements of sex and
the sadistic elements of.vio-

It is wise to look at our
personal viewing habits and
the effect of our family's
viewing habits on the family
unit itself. Indiscriminant and
excessive viewing can be a
handicap to the moral,'mental
or spiritual health of a family.
As parents, and even as
children, we have a Christian
obligation to protect -and
maintain the strength and.

If a fellow doesn't get h
1.for Christmas:known in the next few
just going to have to' take pot luck an
the best..
I don't really want anything spec
about all a person could ask for alrea
light of that situation, I'll just tell
things I definitely don't want.
I see where the going thing these
pet hermit crab. The hermit crab ha
the pet rock on the list of most wanted
still don't want one.
In the first place, I wouldn't kno
feed it and in the second place, just
time I would get attached to it, our ca

Cub Scouts Met Thursday

, Cub Scout Pack 47 met for
its monthly Pack meeting last
.Thursday at the Scout Hut.
The Hut was decorated for
Christmas with decorations
made by the boys at their
weekly den meeting.
Den I presented a Christmas
program assisted by their den
mother, Mrs. Charlotte Ned-
ley. Everyone joined in as
they played Christmas carols
on kazoos.
There were four boys who

earned the advanced engineer
activity badge. They we're
David 'Anderson, Stanley Pe-
ters. Michael Farmer and
Derrick Fields. Tony Kemp
earned. the silver arrow
badge. One bobcat badge was
awarded to Lawrence Kemp
from Den I.
Cubmaster Perry McFar-
land stressed the importance
of parent participation as the
Cub cannot advance well with-
out it."

Andy Griffith

Hears Group
On a recent tour in the Carolinas
area. playing at a chain of Holiday
Inns. the local music group "Sweet
Rock" had a celebrity in one of their
audiences. Andy Griffith. "the Sheriff
of Mayberry". caught "Sweet Rock's"
act and posed with two members of the
band the next morning.
Shown in the photo are Buddy
Hamm. leader of the band, Griffin and
Billy Blackmon.

Writes to Santa
This little girl was one of many who wrote
letters to Santa Claus which are being
published in this issue of The Star, in the

integrity of the family.,
Parents should conscien-
tiously use Christian discre-
tion in what they allow their
children to watch. A trap
many parents fall into is
substituting the TV for a
With television industry lax-
ity in the commitment to
television as a, family med-
ium, and the increase of pay

TV as a pipeline for strictly�
"adult" entertainment into
the homes, the. moral pres-
sures on families in regards to
television viewing are becom-
ing more and more demand-
ing with each new program
Do not let television control
you. After all, the real objec-
tive of commercial TV is to
create a meeting place for

consumers and advertisers.
Rather, learn to control the
use of television within the
home. . .allow it to serve the.
purposes of the family. Be
alert to programs suitable for
viewing and discussion by all
family members, making TV I
viewing an opportunity for
growth and solidarity.
Don't permit the tube to be a;
plug-in-drug. Addiction can be

would catch him and make a mouthful out of our
[is wants , pet hermit crab. Houdini likes sea food ... and'
days, he is pizza, and strifgt eans,-and just about anything
id hope fior which is sitting o-n top of the stove which he isn't
supposed to get into.
;ial. Ihave So, no hermit crabs, please.
ady. So, in Another thing I don't want for Christmas is a
you a few Cadillac, a Lincoln or a Mercedes.
I know they are, again becoming cars of
days is a prestige, what with the price 'of gasoline and all,
s replaced but I still don't want one for Christmas.
gifts, but I If I had one of these beautiful, sleek,
comfortable, divine automobiles, I would die a
>w what to natural death if someone was to scratch, dent or
about the otherwise maim the outside of such an outstand-
at, Houdini ing machine. My old heart just wouldn't stand
the grief and shock. So, please, don't give me a
Caddy, a Lincoln or a Mercedes.
S I didn't think you were in the first place, but I
want to head off any generous gift-giver before
he gets carried away.
I don't want any socks for Christmas. I.
already have one blue and one brown pair
without holes in the toes, so any more socks
would just lie in my dresser drawer and take up
space for the size 16� shirts I may get.
I don't want another bath robe I have one,
which I seldom wear, so another would just be:
too many. Frenchie and I live in the house alone
most of the time now, since daughter number
last is away in school most of the time. Anybody
gwho has all their children gone from home knows
that a bath robe is just excess baggage. When
that time arrives, it is accepted procedure to;
parade through the house in one's undershorts if
,* he feels led to do so . . . and I feel led on
occasional trips from the bedroom to the:.
I could use another pair of shorts, though.
Don't lure me to a certain drive-in movie in
Los Angeles, Calif., with the promise of free
admission to the movie which happens to be
There's a catch to that free admission. I see
where one has to eat a worm in order to gain free;
entrance and I'm afraid I would have no.
stomach for a bag of popcorn after I got in, if I'
made it in for free.
Don't offer me a free trip to Disney World.
Don't offer it, that is, if you don't want me to take
it, because I would accept that gift in short order.
Don't give me any after shave smellum for:
Christmas. You messed around-last Christmas
' | and didn't give me enough to last until this
Christmas, and I had to break down and buy a.
" r | new bottle about a week ago, so I have plenty to
do for a while.
Don't fail to give me .a kind word for
Christmas. Between being editor and a City'
iri wanted to Commissioner, kind words are hard to come by,,
slivered to the and I could use one or two of these a week during

right place, so she brought it in person and
placed it in the Santa pouch at The Star office.
The letter writer is Crystal Kennington,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Kennington,
III. -Star photo

the year.
Don't do anything during the holidays which
would keep you from having a Merry Christmas.
I just couldn't stand it if you didn't.

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. Thursday, December,22, 1977

Board Says It Can't Increase Offer

Puts Final Approval On 3% Salary Increase

* 0 .*

Sending Out Checks This Week

The Gulf County School
Board decided in special ses-
sion last Friday morning, to
'stick by its offer of- a ,three
percentsalary increase and to
pay the first $8.00 on a hospital
insurance premium for its
Teaching staff. The Board took
the action following a public
� hearing Thursday afternoon,
1t. which both the teacher
. -,representative.' and the
Board's bargaining agent
spelled out the position of each
. group before any interested
citizenss who wished:to appear.
Apparently not many citi-
zens were interested, as only
about one third of the 32 people
present in the. audience were
not' affiliated with the school
system in some manner or
Superintendent Walter Wil-
der told The Star Tuesday
-morning that the checks were
being written that day to
present the teachers with their
pay increase of three percent
retroactive to August 1 of this-
year. The teachers should
receive the pay bonus prior to
'Bert Wagnon, Executive Di-

rector, Gulf Coast Uniserv,
gave the position of the tea-
cher group when he stressed
to the Board (who has not been
involved in the bargaining
sessions) that the teachers
had first asked for a 12 percent
increase in salary and full
funding of "a single. person
hospital insurance policy,
which would amount to around
$26.00 :a month under the
present group plan.
"We have since scaled 'ur
wage increase request down to
eight percent and now are
down 'to four percent, along
with a provision that the
School 'Board pay half the
single. insurance policy. We
feel the Board can do some
cutting in other items in order
to give this pay increase".
Wagnon went on to.say that
increasing the pay increase
from the three percent rec-
ommended by the Special
Master to four percent would
cost the county an additional
$24,800 over the year. Later
questioning of Wagnon re-
vealed that he had included
the difference between the
$8.00 suggested by the School
Board for insurance, to the

$11.43 asked by the teachers
for insurance.
Wagnon suggested the
Board do some selective cut-
ting in such areas as capital
outlay, purchased services,
and supplies in order to meet
the four percent increase and
the insurance benefit. The
teacher representative point-
ed out that the Board had
budgeted more than $300,000
in these items. .
Wagnon pointed out that
inflation increased prices by
6.7 percent last year alone but
that Gulf County teachers had
received an average of only
three percent wage increases
over each of the last, three'
Temple Watson, the School
Board's bargaining represen-
tative, gave the rebuttal to.
Wagnon's position for the
Board, stating, in effect, that
there was very little money in
any of the budget with Which
the School Bodrd could do as
they wanted.
"There's nobody sitting at
this table", Watson said, "that
doesn't want the teachers to
have more money," He then


Richard Zyski Takes Over

Local Hospital Managemeni

Richard Zyski, a one- administration from Wil- served as hospital admin
time administrator of Mu- liam and 'Mary and 'a 'tratorfor a year and a h
nicipal Hospital has come master in hospital adminis- He then went to Big Sto
back to that position after a tration from the Medical Gap, Virginia for a bet'
little more than a year of College of Virginia. job with a larger hospit
serving a larger hospital in The new administrator "That was a big mistake<
Big Stone Gap, Virginia as served for three'and a half Zyski said. "I found ou
administrAtor. -.- years in the United States had come to like Port
Zyski is replacing David Army Medical Corps with Joe and its people a
Dunham, who resigned the rank of Captain. He made up my mind to t
from the Hospital to take a served in Germany and back here if the opporti
position with a larger hos- Vietnam. ity ever arose.
pital in Atlanta, Ga., re- Born in Washington, D. :The opportunity arc
cently,. .. C., Zyski was raised in and.he is back.
Zyski hasw a bachelor northern Virginia. Zyski and his wife, She
Degree in English and a ,Zyski first came to Port. rie are making their hoi
master.degree in; business . St.. Joe early -in 1945 and at 1031 Long Avenue.

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Celebrate Christmas with.
traditional good cheer and happiness.

The Athletic House

We will be closed for vacation
until January 16

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.School Board members listen intently to a presentation of Bert Wagnon in Sewell. Wavlon Graham and Fred Greer. Kenneth Whitfield is hidden behind
a public hearing held Thursday afternoon of last week. From left to right are: the speaker. -Star photo
Superintendent Walter Wilder, and Board members', Gene Raffield, Paul

reeled off a string of figures in
the various budget categories
Wagnon had suggested more
money for salaries could be
taken from. -Watson told the
audience that nearly every
expenditure' in the various
budget items were required by
the State of Florida. He point-
ed out that the state money
received must be spent in-the
areas for which it is designat-
Watson said, "We don't pay


Port St. Joe's Sharks put on
a fast break *charge in the
second quarter Friday night,
netting 28 points to the Florida
High Demons' 18 to take a
narrowr:-38 34ilead into the
dressing room .at intermiss-
In the second half the De-
mons came back, 'playing
their game and out-scored the
Sharks, 22-13 in the last period
to send the Sharks to the
showers with a 74-67 defeat..
Robert Thomas fired 19
points for the home team to
lead the way in scoring.
Cleveland Riley chalked up 16
points and Larry Merritt 13.
Fred Pavalko led the De--
mons with 21 points. .
Score -by Quarters:
Port St. Joe -/10 28 16 13--67
Florida High 16 18 18 22-74

Xmas Program
at Oak Grove
The youth choir of the Oak
SGrove Assembly of God
Church will present a special
Christmas program Friday
night at 7:15 p.m., in the
church auditorium.
The youth choir is inder'the
direction of Regina Ellis.
Local boys home from col-
lege and other cities, including
Mike Leavell and Craig Pip-
pin, will be participating in the
musical program.

the best salary in the state,
nor do we pay the lowest". He
gave a list of seven counties in
north Florida which paid less
salaries than does Gulf.
Watson continued to come
back to the theme that about
the only money the county had
to use for teacher pay in-
creases is local county tax
money. He pointed out that a
formula for distribution of
state money adopted in the
past few years has penalized

Lose to

9-3-21; Hunt, 7-1-15; Smith,
8-3-19; Bedell, 4-3-11; Alston,
2-2-6; Johnson; 1-0-2.
/ PORT ST. JOE-Thomas,
9-1-19; Riley,. 5-6-16; Merrett,
6-1-13.;. Chip, Pollock, 2-610;;
Chuck Pollock, 2-2-6.


City Hall Close
Government offices in the
City will be closed today
'through Monday for the
Christmas holidays.
Both the City Hall and the
County Courthouse will be
observing these closing dates
to give county and city em-
ployees a long Christmas holi-
day- week end.
Both buildings and all their
departments will be open
again on their regular sche-
dule Tuesday morning.

County Cancels

Board Meeting
The Gulf County Board of
Commissioners will' suspend
its regular meeting scheduled
-for Tuesday, December 27,
-according to the Chairman,
Jimmy Gortman.
Gortman said the meeting'is
being suspended because of
the Christmas holidays.
The next meeting of the
Board will be held on Tuesday,
January 10 at 9:00 a.m.

We Don't Say We Have the Best

OYSTERS in the world

We'll Let You Do That.

To Reserve Your Bushel


Indian Pass

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Gulf County to the point of
creating a financial hardship
in many areas. Healso point-
ed out that Gulf County was
levying all the schooltagxes the -
state would allow'~ liem to.

fOr Jim Woodham!11

Superintendent Walter Wil- The Gulf County Sheriff's office said early Tuesday
der said, "We tried work a morning that Jimmy Woodham, who disappeared on the
five percent wage increase Apalachicola River Sunday morning, still hasn't been found.
into the budget'plans for this Woodham disappeared at about 9:30 a.m., Sunday
year but it just wouldn't. fly. , morning when he told the friend he was camping with that he
Nobody is trying to deny the was going to go get the water out of his boat, which had filled
teachers a fair increase, but from the downpour of rain last Saturday night. When
the money just isn't available Woodham didn't come back, the friend went to the side of the
from *the sources we have to river and saw the boat, with the motor running, going around
depend on for financing." in circles. Woodham was nowhere in sight.
The pair were camping on the bank of the Apalachicola
The' Board's action Friday River; about two miles east of Howard's Creek, according to.
morning finalizes c6ntract ne- the' Sheriff's Department. - ..
gotiations for the 'current Woodham is.a resident of St. Joe Beach and is. ai
school year. "The teachers employee of St. Joe Paper Company, in charge of the Meter,
will probably not .ratify the Department. ' . .
agreement", Wilderx said, " Assuming that Woodham had fallen int the river and
"but it is the very best we can- drowned, dragging operations were started Sunday and are
.do.at this time and 'the'Board still under way. The operations, are being conducted by the
has the final word of what will Gulf County Sheriff's Department, the Florida Marine Patrol
be,>under,theAules o.fhe state )aandVthe Game apd. Fresh, Water Fish Commission. -S
negotiation procedure." " :

City Declares War.

On Roaming Canines

One of the biggest problems
the City of Port St. Joe has
been having recently, is a
bushel of complaints about
people letting their dogs roam
free, littering up yards, turn-
ing over garbage cans, threa-7
tening people out for, walks
and making a general nui-
sance of themselves'.
The City has an ordinance
against allowing dogs to roam.
free, but for the past several
months, the City has been
without the -services of a dog,
catcher and without a vehicle
to chase the canines with.
Recently a new dog catcher
was hired and another.vehicle
prepared for the task and
pressed into service. The new
vehicle has proved adequate

and the new dog catcher is
working ,out fine.
At last count, there were at
least 25 stray dogs which had
been caught and were incar-
cerated in the City dog pound.
On Wednesday of last week,
several street employees were
pressed into . service in a
one-day round-up of stray
dogs, with several vehicles,
.and people roaming the
streets searching for the dogs
running loose.
As a result of the round-up,
14 dogs were impounded in the
one day.
. Mayor Frank Pate said;
"We're not gathering up dogs
because we hate dogs or
because we can make money
with the fine to get them out of

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the pound. They are being
impounded because we have
received so many complaints
in the past. It would suit us
'fine if people would keep their
dogs under control and we
didn't have to catch a single
one. This is what the ordi-
nance is designed to accon-,

of Tohiday
enjoiyE.d OuT
continue to

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Hams ' . 129

Fresh Pork Lb.-
Lb. 99' Boston Butts 88

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Pan Sausage 29� Sliced Bacon 55

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Hunt's-15 Oz. Can


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Domino lOX

Reg. $1.19 Vicks
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Reg. $1.70 Vicks
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Kraft Asst. Colors - Mini .
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81/4 Oz. Dole Crushed

12 Oz. Carnation. Hot
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4-5 Bu. Box Grapefruit

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Blue Bonnet Qtrs.


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T te following iare selected sugar, pineapple & lemon
recipes, from- the files of juice. Chill about 15 minutes,
Frenchie, Ramsey. Many or longer if needed. Tear angel
- people have requested she food cake in small pieces. Line
.share some of her favorites, a large mixing bowl with wax
SNOW'BALLCAKE paper.. Beat 2 envelopes
1 ig. angel food cake Dream Whip as per instruc-
2 pkgs. unflavored gelatin tions on back of box. Mix with
4 T.-coldwater gelatin mixture, pecans and
1 cup boiling water cherries. It will be thick.
1 cup sugar Place a layer of cake pieces,
6 to 8 chedries, sliced .and a layer of filling alternate-
1 'cup pecans, chopped ly, ending with a layer of cake
1 no. 2 can crushed pineapple pieces. Cover with Wax paper
(do not drain) and place in refrigerator for at
Juice of 1 lemon least two hours, obr overnight.
4 envelopes Dream. Whip Remove from bowl and beat
.1 can angel flaked coconut other .Dream Whip and ice
SDissolve gelatin in 4 T. cold cake allover and sprinkle with
- .Water, add the boiling water, ',coconut and refrigerate.

SMrs. Bessie Dykes, 64,,

Succumbs to Long Ilness

Mrs. Bessie Dykes, 64, a
long time resident of Oak
Grove passed away last Wed-
nesday morning in the Muni-
cipal Hospital of Port St. Joe
following a lengthy illness.
Survivors include; one son,
James R. Dyked of Wolfe City
Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Gra-
cie Franklin of De Soto,
Texas; and a sister, Mrs.
Rosie Lynn of Oak Grove.

Funeral services were held
last Saturday in the Oak
Grove Assembly of God
Church with the Rev. David
Fernandez officiating. Inter-
ment followed in the Green,
Head Cemetery in Green
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Fune-
ral Home of Port St. Joe.

2 'sticks Parkay margarine
2, cups brown sugar
2 'cups broken pecans.
4 cups Rice Krispies
1 can coconut '
2 8 oz. boxes pitted dates, cut
Powdered sugar. .
Melt together sugar and
butter. Mix well butter, sugar,
dates and coconut. .Cook 6
minutes only over medium
heat. Cool and stir in broken
pecaris and Rice Krispies. Let
cool and make into small
balls. When thoroughly cold,"
roll in powdered sugar.
2 cup butter ,
4 T. sugar
i tsp. vanilla
1 cup flour '
1 cup ground pecans
Powdered sugar
Cream'. butter and sugar,
add vanilla, nuts and flour.
"Shape into balls the size of a,
marble. Bake on cookie sheet
40 to 50 minutes at 300 degrees.
Roll in powdered sugar while
hot. When cool, roll again in '
powdered sugar. Note: brown
on bottom only.
1 cup Crisco
1/2� cup. sugar
2 eggs, ' -
2 to 3 T. ginger
5 to 6 cups self-rising flour
Cream Crisco and sugar..
add eggs and beat well. Add
ginger and mix well. (From
here on, mix like making dum-
plings). Pour mixture into a
container of flour and knead
until hard. Roll out on a
floured surface, until about'
I" thick. Cut with cookie
cutter or top of water glass.

Bake at 325 degrees until done
Do not brown.
1 cup Tang
1 cup instant lemon tea
I cup sugar
.14 tsp. cinnamon
14 tsp. allspice
Shake in jar and use. Deli


FHP Estimates 29 Will

Blend sweetened condensed Ji I i
milk, lemon juice and lemon
rind and set aside. Sift flour, It is estimated ti
baking powder and salt .. persons will die in F
Cream butter and brown traffic accidents during
sugar well. Blend in oats and hour Christmas holiday
sifted ingredients.. Press half said the Florida Hi,
of the crumbs in a well-greas- Patrol today .
ed 8 x 12-inch pan.' Spread "Drivers face greater
lemon-milk mixture over, the gers of vehicle accident
--* 1--gtrs of vial riacd

Traffic Accidents

hat 29'
Sthe 78

er dan-
ts dur-

Friday, December 23 and ends
at midnight Monday, Decem-
ber 26.
Beach said a maximum
number of troopers will be
patrolling the highways and
auxiliary troopers will be used
extensively in an effort to curb

eluded by saying, "Enjoy the
yuletide season, but when you,
are in your automobile, take,
every precaution. Leave ear-
ly, avoid heavy traffic when-
ever possible, keep a watchful
eye for pedestrians and above:
all, if you drink, don't drive."

clous not. crumo layer ai lu LUWci wo u ing the month of December. the state's auto deaths, "but in
. H� SE PE '- ' .-"'. remaining crumbs. Pat down than any other month of the the final analysis, it will take - - )
- HERSHEY PIE slight and bake in a 350 year," advised Colonel El- the cooperation-of every dii-
1 8oz. bar or 8 1-oz. bars He;: degree oven for 25 minutes. drige Beach. director of the ver if we are to lower the
shey candy ' . Cool in pan 15 minutes. Cut Patrol. ' predicted holiday death to-
1 pkg. slivered. 'almonds .i "t'a san , 'ie ' ral The first British monarch to
Spkg.(toasted) . onds into barsand keep refrigerat- This year's official count- tal." visit the United States
Large (10 oz.) Co'ol Whip' ed in a covered container., down begins at 6:00 p.m., The Patrol Commander con- was George VI in 1939.
; .Melt chocolate over - hot. M a
'water, let cool: add almonds& & , " _*
cool whip. Spoon into graham: .ig " r U. F
cracker crust &.chill. I' " a V' T

One-third lb. candied cherries
One-third lb. candied pine-i,
-apple .
1 lb. chopped nuts " . .
1 can sweetened cond: milk ,i
1 Ig. box vanilla wafers :
(crushed fine)
I tsp. vanilla
1 box raisins
1 box shredded coconut
Combine all ingredients and I
pack into a large container '
and chill. May later be turned
out and: sliced. Or you may
wishto pack. it into several
small coffee cans (with each
end cut out).
1 can sweetened cond. milk
One-third cup lemon juice
: tsp. grated lemon rind I
1i,'c. sifted flour ' '
1 tsp. baking powder'
1'" tsp. salt - ' '
Two-thirds cup butter
1 cup dark brown sugar.
1 cup old-fashioned oats

Airman James Dandy

Assigned to Lowry

. Airman James T. Dandy,
son of Mr. and Mrs. James
F. Dandy of 600 Marvin Ave.,
Port St. Joe has been assigned
to Lowry AFB, Colo., after
completing Air Force basic
During the six weeks at
Lackland AFB. the airman
studied the Air Force mission
organization and customs and
received special instruction in
human relations. Completion
of this training earned' the
individual credits towards an
associate in applied science

Look howmuch more we have in.

store when you buy a

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Micro Menus cook-
book included..
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with Better Homes
'and Gardens Test
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and test all recipes.

Enjoy the latest in
cooking convenience
Automatic, digital MEALTIMER* clock lets"
you set up to'60 minutes of continuous
cooking or defrosting time. The solid-state
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Whirlpool designed circuitry
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St. Joe Hardware

Phone 227-1717

203 Reid Ave.

degree through the Commu-
nity College of the Air Force.
Airman Dandy will now
receive specialized training in
the munitions and weapons
maintenance field. *
The airman is a i grad-
uate of Port St. Joe Jr. Sr.
High School.
, /

Amn. James Tony Dandy

Yletile Tree

as Origins in

Primitive Beliefs
SHow about decorating
your tree with apples and
round wafers this year?
They may not be as color-
ful as the glittering balls
and ornaments yotirnormal-
ly use, but they're more in
keeping'with the early me-
thods of tree-trimming.
SThe tree is a symbol of
immortality., the apples
stand for sin, and the round
wafers mean redemption.
That, at least, is the way
Christians after the 15th
century saw it.
Over the years, the reli-
gious aspects of the tree
gave way to pure 'decora-
tion. The apples were re-
placed by ornaments; the
wafers, by stars, moons,
men and animals.
The tree itself is steeped
in traditions that date back
to even earlier times.
In the cold North, primi-
tive men watched the ap-
proach of winter with fear.
They saw the sunlight
dwindle, the days grow
short and the fields freeze
up. There seemed no hope
of another harvest.
Evergreens alone 'attest-
ed to the return of light and
life and the revival of the
sun god.


Let peace reign in your heart,
Let joy abound!
Throughout the earth
Let love be found!
B.A., Marilyn, Pam, Mark Phil and Eva Collier
401 Garrison Ave.






THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.

THURSDAY. DEC. 22, 1977



PAGE 25 THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 2L 197.7

Annual Christmas Play.
The Highland View Metho- annual Christmas play.this
'dist Church will present their . Thursday night, .Dec. 22, at.
. 8:00 p... The play, entitled
: 'The .CobblWrs. Guest", was
Don't Let� . written by Lorrinne and Fred
This Happen Pooley.
. To YouJ The congregation extends

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The world is aglow
with happiness and
good cheer. Have a
merry Christmas!

Sammy Patrick
Property Appraiser

S -"/ " "', ,- Wariibest wish fdr ai
bright and happy holiday season. May the
peace and joy of Christmas be yours today
and every day of the year.



of Circuit Court

It's, our fond hope that this

Christmas season shines with
peace and love for all mankind.
Have a very safe and happy
- holiday. It's been a pleasure
; "serving you!



St. Joe Paper Company always extends
itself to wish everyone in the area a "Merry
Christmas" each and, every year with a
display placed on the lawn of the Chateau on

Highway 98. This year's -edition of their
Christmas greeting was put up Friday
morning and will express its holiday wishes
through New Year's. -Star photo

City Made Beautiful

This Christmas decoration can be seen on
the front porch of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Griffin
at Woodward Avenue and 10th Street. The.
decoration is one of many beautiful scenes



In the past few weeks, I
have had reports of unlicensed
insurance companies or their
salesmen trying to sell insur-
ance to Florida residents.
Their targets seem to be

whicfidot the city during the yuletide season
every year. This decoration and others about
the city are equally as beautiful at night.
--Star photo

'special segments of-'the pop-
ulation, such as law enforce-.
ment agencies, prison in-
mates, churches and em-
ployee groups.
The kinds of insurance these.
companies and agents are
offering include health
insurance and investments in
insurance company annuities.
Even when we stop the
illegal sales of insurance in
Florida, we may not be in time'
to help unwary insurance

consumers who have already
been .involved in such transac-
tions. These consumers have
neither the protection of
Florida insurance laws nor the
Department of Insurance if
unlicensed companies fail to
pay claims
Floridians should exercise
caution when buying any
insurance plan from agents
and companies they. do not
know, personally or by

Let the trumpets sound! It's Christmas!
May all the joys and blessings of the sea-
son be yours. We're wishing you a very
happy holiday.
.. . . . . . .. . . . . ...'. ... ... .. .. . .. ..

bae yor efartt


For all of our friends this Christmas, a
very special wish that brightness, excite-
ment and love - the true spirit of the season
- be yours at this joyous time of year!

The Sugar Plum Tree

Gift Shoppe and Florist

Billy and Carol Rich



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TE STAR, PortSt. Joe, F.

. . Bal


THURSDAY, DEC. 22; 1977

Mis' Devereaux Beatrice Lay and

odney Allen United In
.odnf e y A Il n ' * " ll

The marriage of Miss Deve-
reaux Beatrice Lay and Rod-
ney Findley Allen, Jr. was
solemnized' on Saturday, the
twenty-sixth' of November, at
eleven o'clock in the morning
in the First United Methodist
Church of Port St. Joe. The
Reverend Johnie- McCurdy
was the officiating minister in
the double ring- ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Ray
"'Dean of Port'St. Joe and the
late Mr. Devereaux Berry
Lay. The bridegroom is the
son of Mrs. Rodney Findley
Allen, Sr. of Manitou Springs,
Colorado, and .the late Mr.
Allen. ' ' -
A prelude of organ music by
'Mrs. Mark Tomlinson, aunt of
, the bride, included "Jesu, Joy
'of Man's Desiring" by Bach,
'"0 Perfect Loe" by Joseph
Barnby, and."Wedding Song"'
by - Paul Stokey. "The Tri-
--umphal March" by G.F. Han-'
del was played as processional
and recessional.
The wedding vows were
Spoken before the altar cen-
tered with an arrangement of
apricot gladiolus, gold, bronze
and rust chrysanthemums,
and jade palms.
On either side of the altar
were 'seven- branched brass
candelebra with lighted ivory:
candles. Two large Boston
ferns were placed within the
chancel rail. The family pews
were designated by bronze
-and champagne satin bows.:
Escorted by her father, the
lovely bride wore a gown of
candlelight Qiana with a
gracefully flowing skirt, ga-
< there into a fitted bodice
'accented' with ..shoulder shir-
ring, square'neckline and full
flared Bishop sleeves. A dain-'
. ty cluster of fall flowers was

worn in her hair. She carried a
bouquet' of talisman roses,
daisies, ivory carnation, plu-
mosa fern and baby's breath,
with streamers of ivory lace
ribbon tied with love knots.
Attending the bride as ma-
tron of honor was her sister,
Mrs. John Christo, III of
Panama City. She wore a leaf'
:green autumn floral velvet
:*skirt wjth a long sleeved ivory
blouse. Her "colonial nosegay
of apricot carnations and dai-
sies, rust mums and pom
porms, was interspersed with
streamers of bronze and gold
Miss Kelley Christo, niece of
the bride, flower girl, wore a
solid leaf green velveteen
jumper with a long sleeved
ivory blouse. She scattered
autumn flower petals from 'a
petite natural wicker basket,
eritwined with amber, bronze.
and champagne ribbons.
Serving. the groom as best
man was the bride's uncle,
Mr. Morgan- Jones. The
groomsmen were Mr. John
Christo, III, brother-in-law of
the bride, of Panama City, Mr.
Chesley Fensom, also -from
Panama City, and Mr. Mark
Tomlinson, uncle of the bride.
The mother of' the bride
.:chose for her daughter's wed-
ding a gown of amber crepe
printed with deep 'pink and
ivory roses. Her corsage was
ivory rosebuds. , :
Mrs. Charles Brown direc-
ted the wedding.
Immediately following the'
wedding ceremony, Mr'. and
Mrs. Herman Dean entertain-
ed with a reception at, the St.
'Joseph Bay Country Club.'
Greeting the guests at the door
were Mrs. Charles Brown and
'Mrs. Mark Tomlinson, aunt of

the bride.
The bride's book was kept
by Mrs. Alvin. Huff, of Men-
den'hall, Mississippi, cousin of
the bride. This table held an
arrangement of fall flowers
and was covered with, a gold
cloth overlaid with gold lace.
The bride's table was cen-
tered with a 'three tiered
wedding cake, embossed in
apricot and.- decorated with

autumn flower:
gracefully sep
white columns. F
silver candelabr
lighted tapers,
ettes of daisies a
fall shades. Autur
were placed in si
either end of the
The groom's tE
a chocolate cake
cascade of fr


s, each tier grapes. A silver punch bowl
arated with contained tropical punch and
'our branched a beautiful urn, decorated
a held white with grapes and leaf designs,
and epergen- was filled with champagne.
and mums in The refreshment table was
mn leaf mints arranged buffet style with a
Silver bowls on,' delicious assortment of hors
table. d'oeuv'res served, from an
able featured open cabbage leaf rose on a
topped with a silver tray; shrimp mold, ham
posted malt and bite-size biscuits, egg
salad, relishes and crackers,
barbecued sausages and
.M ' Assisting as hostesses were
y. " Mrs. Paul Fensom, Mrs. Wil-
Sliam Altstaetter, Mrs. Edwin
S' Ramsey, Mrs. George Suber,'
a: Mr. W.H. Howell, Jr., Mrs.
Alfred Joines, Mrs. Chesley
Fensom, Pamana City, Mrs.
William Mills, Blakely, Geor-
gia, Mrs. John Bussman,
Temple Terrace, Mrs. Deda
.. : Gilbert, Mrs. Ralph Swatts,
Sr., Mrs. Myrtle Childers,
Mrs. Nobie Stone, Mrs. H.R.
Brinson, Mrs. Gus Creech,
Mrs. GeorgeAdkins, and Mrs.
Charles B. Smith.
Dainty rice bags, made of
ivory nylon tulle, were pre-
sented to the guests by Miss
Kelley Christo, niece of the
bride; and Misses Beth and
Paula Presnell, cousins of the
Mrs. Allen chose for her
travelling costume an autumn
plaid blouse and wheat color-
ed.pants. Her corsage was a
bronze silk flower. After a,
short wedding trip, the couple
will reside in Green Mountain
Falls, Colorado.
Out of town guests .other
.than those participating in the
wedding were: Mrs. Paul
Strong, Miss Dorothy Jones,
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Hoy, Mrs.
Mary LaBarge, Jennifer and
Dennis, Mrs. James Mendel,
Mrs. Harry Kirby, Mrs. Deda
Sheffield, Mrs. Hume Cole-
man, Tallahassee; Mrs. Brian
Sanders, Elizabeth, Tristan
and,Carter, Orlando; Mr. and.
Mrs. Phillip Dean, Melrose;'
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Roberts,

THE STAR. Port St. Joe. Fla.

Card of Thank.
The family of (Aunt) Bessie
Dykes of Oak Grove wishes to
express our sincere thanks to
everyone during her stay in
the hospital and during the
time of her death.
To the Drs. Poonai, the
nurses, and other hospital
employees, to our friends and
neighbors who sent flowers
and brought food. To Rocky
Comforter and Dennis Harcus
at the funeral home, we will
always appreciate and re-
member the love and kindness
shown by everyone.
Gracie and Ray Franklin
James and Debbie Dykes
and son.; '
Rosie Lind
Daisy and Amos Kelly

Atlanta, Ga.; Miss JoBeth
Hammock, DeFunia.k
Springs; Mrs. Robert Nobles,
Ocala, Mrs. John Christo, Jr.,'
Mrs. Glenn Windham, Mrs.
Chesley Fensom, Stacy and
Paul, Panama City; Mr. and
Mrs. John Busiman, Laura
and Amy, Temple Terrace;
Mrs. Roger McDariel, Al-
bany, Ga.; Mrs. Doug 'Fine,
Denver Colorado;' Mrs. Wil-
liam Mills and Christopher,
Blakely, Ga.; Mr.. Billy Sim-
mons, Pensacola; Mr. .and
Mrs. Alvin Huff, Amy Patri-
cia, Jimmie Beth and Paula
Presnell, Mendenhall, Miss.
Immediately following the
rehearsal of the Lay-Allen
wedding, Mr. and Mrs. Her-
man Dean entertained the
wedding party atftheir home
on. Patton's Bayou.
.The home was decorated
throughout with arrange-
ments of fall flowers. In the
living and dining rooms, open-
ed en suite, tables were placed
for the supper guests, which
included: Mr.. and Mrs. Mor-
gan Jones, Mrs. and Mrs.
Chesley Fensom, Mr. and
Mrs. John Christo, III and
their daughter, Kelley, Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Brown, Mr.
and Mrs. Mark Tomlinson,
Rev. and Mrs. Johnie McCur-
dy, and the honored couple,
Miss Devereaux Lay and Mr.
Rodney Allen..

THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 1977


Dar Chapter Approves

Three New Members

Mrs. William B. Simmons,
Registrar of St. Joseph Bay
Chapter DAR has received
notice that National Board
DAR approved three mem-
bers for the chapter at the
December 7th meeting, in
Washington, D.C.
Mrs. Ida Maud Marshall of
Apalachicola, Mrs. William J.
Rish of Port St. Joe and Mrs.
Elizabeth W. Thompson of
Mexico -Beach will be wel-


Wedding Plans
'Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Patten
announce the forthcoming
marriage of their -daughter
Sonja Seletta, to. Airman Ro--
bert Lewis this Friday even-
ing at 6:30 p.m.
The ceremony will be: con-
ducted at 165 Robbins Ave. No
invitations are being sent but
the couple extends an invita-
tion to everyone to attend.

I wish to express my sincere
appreciation and my heartfelt
thanks to everyone, for your
prayers, visits, cards, floral
offerings and other gifts; you
so graciously, extended during
my recent illness.
Vera Lowry and family

comed as new chapter melr;
bers at the Christmas meeOnA
this afternoon. +;
Chapter membership is' aow
47. Other members welcomed
this year are Mrs. W. O'
Cathey, Jr. and Mrs. William
F. Fite of Mexico Beach, and
Mrs. V. M. Hoffman of Apa-


Corner Third Street and Baltzell Avenue
STANLEY E.YOUNG, Ministerof Music & Youth
Sunday School .................... 9:45 A.M.
Morning Worship Service .........:.. 11:00 A:M.
Church Training ....................... 6:30 P.M .
Evening Worship Services ........... 7:30 P.M.
Prayer Meeting (Wed.) ............. 7:00 P.M.

"Come and Worship God'with Us"
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RAGE 4B. THE STAR. Port St. Joe. Fia. THURSDAY, DEC. 22. 1977

SGood tings to
;.all our friends.
Wishing you all the
foys of Christmas!

I Harmnd 0 .
i Tax Collector



Miller's Bait & Tackle

Fishing and Hunting Supplies

Free Coffee to Early Customers

Highway 71 - Wewahitchka
(old White's CurbMarket)
Just North of Land's Landing Road

IJmLiJCI JL X-C1.1 *
'li ing all of owu finse fsatn
and fabhonik ti bsLt of s�us'n-
l\ tni fo'z kiE L-oilday Szaion.
14 than You fou yo0ou Loyal *I

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KENT'S Appliances
& Service

Dr. Shirley Simpson will celebrate her
birthday -on Christmas Day. To'mark the
occasion, her office staff treated her to dinner
last week, celebrating the Doctor's birthday
anid 10 years of practice here in Port St. Joe.

adults an

Pensacola Hosts One of

Oldest Camellia Shows

Hosts for the occasion were, standing, left to
right:. Celine Fowler, Jean Mims, Wanna
Grace and Virginia Arnold. Dr. Simpson is
seated at the table. -Star photo

Sboy, Eric Ramsey, was captivated with the
'Sho nSmokey Bear cookie jar he found on a shelf in
ppa local store. Personal knowledge of Eric
makes us believe he was more interested in
stmas time is shopping time for the cookies which should be in the jar.
d "wishing time" for kids. This little -Star photo

Last Minute Letters

to Santa Claus

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
Please bring me a Baby
Alive, Baby clothes, music
box and a lot of surprises.
I will leave you some milk
and cake.
Donna Brownell

Dear Santa,
My name is Bill Ramsey
and I am four years old. I
would like for you to bring me
a Big Wheel. Bring Chris a
cowboy gun, and my little
brother, Eric, a cowboy gun
too. Thanks.
Bill Ramsey

It has been estimated that
about 2.5 billion copies of
.the Bible have been sold in
the world since 1816.

Your gentle face and patient
smile, with sadness we recall.
You had a kindly word for
each, and died beloved by all.
the voice is mute and stilled
the heart, that loved us well
and true. Ah, bitter was the
trial to part, from one so good
as you.
You are not forgotten loved
one, nor will you ever be. As
long as life and memory last,
we will remember thee.
We miss you now, our hearts
are sore, as time goes by we
miss you more. Your loving
smile, your gentle face, no one
can fill your vacant place.
Wife- Elizabeth williams
Daughter- Elaine Peters
and grandsons

You Are Cordially Invited to Attend


Baptist Church
Corner Long Ave. and 16th St.

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

Rev. J. C. ODUM,

Jerome Cartier,
Minister of Music

The annual renewal of one of
the oldest and largest camel-
lia shows in the south will be
held in Pensacola January 14
and 15.
The 36th edition of the show,
staged by the Men's Camellia
Club of Pensacola, the first
all-male camellia organiza-
tion in the nation, is expected
to attract exhibitors from
across the lower half of the
nation from North Carolina
across to California.
According to show chair-
man Navy Cmdr. Jantes B.
Sherrouse, between eight and
ten thousand camellia enthu-
siasts will troop the huge
display hall to view the flower
world's prizes.
The weekend showcase tra-
ditionally puts on display be-
tween three to five thousand
blooms of 500 varieties by
more than 200 amateur and
professional camellia grow-
"Normally," said Sher-
rouse, "the exhibitors came
from the nine states of North
and South Carolina, Georgia,
Tennessee, Mississippi, Ala-
bama, Louisiana, Texas, and,
of course, Florida."
"Because of the camellia's
unique and universal appeal,"
he continued, "we have had
exhibitors in the past from as
far away as California. We're
not ruling out entries from
that far away again this

We wish all of our
wonderful custom-
ers a truly holy
Christmas season.

South Georgia Granite Co.
All Types of
Cemetery Work

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the members of the

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

Corner 20th St. & Marvin
For information
call 229-6969
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The 1978 event will show-
case 25 classes and categories o
of camellias in three divisions.
Division one will have 11
classes or categories for ama-
teurs displaying named varie-
ties in a grown protected
environment. Division two
will spotlight 12 classes or
categories for amateurs show-
ing named varieties in .a
grown non-protected environ-

Division three will be made
up of two classes of seedlings
and mutations open to ama-
teur and commercial growers.
The two-day display of the
flower world's gems will be
held in the Pensacola Munici-
pal Auditorium. There will be
no charge for admission. Show
hours will be from 3:30-9:00
p.m. on Saturday; 1-6:00 p.m.
on Sunday.


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Here's hoping your Christmas
is auto-matically wonderful!
Drive safely over the holidays
and enjoy all the warmth and
merriment of the season.

1 St. Joe Motor Co.


May the simple country
joys of Christmas be yours! Happy
holidays to you and your family!

St. Clair Funeral Home

Comnvenent x Service

Fast and friendly prescription service is always
available. We carry a large supply of prescription
drugs along with remedies that can be purchased
without prescriptions. We also maintain a complete
record of your prescription purchases and can
furnish you with a copy instantly for income tax


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THE STAR, Port St. Joe. Fla. THURSDAY. DEC. 22, 1977


SPoinsettias Are Easy to Root

THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 1977

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.

After poinsettias have dis-
played their colorful "bracts"
for the holiday season, cut-.
tings from these plant can be
easily rooted for use as indoor
plants or outdoor landscape
S;When poinsettias are
pruned, usually in March or
April when the bracts or
leaves have faded, hardwood
cuttings 6 to 12 inches long can
be rooted in a container or
outdoors in the soil, according
to University of Florida orna-

mental horticulturists.
"Home gardeners can root
cuttings easily by inserting
about three-quarters of each
'woody cutting into the soil and:
pressing the soil firmly
around the base of the cut-
ting," says Dr. Thomas J.
Sheehan, professor with the
UF's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences.
Soil should be kept moist at
1ll times. Mulches around the
cuttings will help maintain
proper moisture, soil temper-

ature and weed-free condi-
tions for rooting and growth.
Sheehan says tip or soft-
wood cuttings can also be
taken from branches 'from
May to September. These can
be rooted under mist or in any
container. Since the .cuttings
are tender, it is improtant that
the humidity remain high
around cuttings. Covering the
container with. polyethylene
film will be ideal, but do not
expose it to the full sun.
"This plant will grow quite
satisfactorily in a range .of
soils, .including sand, muck,
marl, rocky soil and clay. In
spite of its wide adaptability,
the poinsettia responds well to
good card," Sheehan.explains.
A complete fertilizer in
which the nitrogen, phospho-
rous and potash are in a 1-1-1
ratio such as 6-6-6 or 8-8-8 is
satisfactory for poinsettias. A
6-6-6 fertilized should be used
at the rate of 1 poundss per
100 square feet per applica-
tion. Usually, Sheehan ex-
plains, three applications per
year are recommended, with
the first in the spring the
second ini June and the last in
the late fall.
"This last fertilized applica-
tion promotes large bracts
with good color and hleps
promote root growth during

Unpruned poinsettia (left) and pruned plant (right).

: . . ^ .,

Poinsettia cuttings. Hardwood (left) should be from" 6 to 12 inches
long; softwood (right) 4 to 6 inches long.

the winter months. Occasion-
ally, a fourth application will
be required in mid-summer if
the early application is fol-
lowed by extremely heavy
rains," he says.
The IFAS professor recom-
mends pruning poinsettias in
late winter or early spring
after blooming is over or after
the danger of frost has passed.
They should be cut back to
within 12 to 18 inches of the
ground unless they have been
frozed below this point, in
which case they should be cut,
back to the "live" wood.
A compact plant may be
obtained at flowering time,
rather than one with a few
long, unbranched canes, if the

plants are pruned several
times during the growing sea-
son. After the new growth is
about 12 inches long, it should
be cut back, leaving 4 leaves
on each shoot.
"This operation shoulfdbe
repeated every time the new'
growths develop until about
'September 10. Pruning in this
manner will produce a nice
compact .plant with many
flowers. Pruning after Sep-
tember 10. Pruning in this
manner will produce a nice
compact plant with many
flowers. Pruning after Sep-
tember 10 may interfere with
flowering, as these plants set
their buds after October 10,"
Sheehan explains.
Poinsettia bloom is affected

Seals Only Support

of Lung Association

The only: support of the
National Christmas Seal Cam-
paign of the Voluntary Health
Assocaition, West Florida
Lung Association is from the
voluntary giving of citizens
throughout the eight-county
area of the panhandle which
includes: Gulf, Bay, Washing-
ton, Holmes, Walton, Oka-
loosa, Santa Rosa and Es-
These voluntary contribu-
tions support the many activi-
ties of the association on a
year round basis.
Emphysema is a leading
cause of disability and is
increasing each year. The
American Lung Association
has made great strides in the
study and research of asthma
and allergy in children.
Much time and money is
spent annually in schools,
official agencies, hospitals,

doctor's offices, industry, col-
leges and universities on the
hazards of cigarette smoking,
which is the leading cause of
lung disease.
The 1977 Christmas Seals
represent the drawings of
elementary school children
from all 50 states. Every
contribution to Christmas
Seals will boost their good
health. It's a matter of life and

"Praising all alike, is praising
none." John Gay


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Practice of Podiatry and Foot Surgery

Diseases of the Feet and Legs

705 E. 6th Street
Panama City, Florida

Office Hours
By Appointment



S-.----- - Our Christmas gift
?. . to you: continued service
and good cheer throughout the year!

Mike & Tina's Pizza
S .Mexico Beach

Cloteal Butrke Lucille Pierce

ur Christmas Wishes
May you enjoy the Best Wishes for a
healthy and Happy Holiday Season in the
comfort of family and friends.
Come to See Us --
We've Moved to 302 Third St.

Wanda & Dickie Brown

The warmest of
wishes to our fine
patrons. We thank
them for their sup-

Charles H.
Your Electrolux Rep.

'.~ ~1.4"'~

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 1977

Corned Beef Hero

Joseph Had Important

Role In Christmas Story



All hail the Corned Beef Hero,'.a satisfying protein-packed
repast for many a casual (and carefree) meal! Don't be put off
.by its heroic proportions, as this big inviting loaf can be cut
.into pieces as generous or slender as appetites prefer. Lean,
J.flly-cooked canned corned beef, one of.the "good things that-
iome in small packages," slices neatly and easily when the 12
oz. can is well chilled before opening. A zippy spread adds a bit
of juicy succulence and distinctive flavor to this specialty sand-
wich. It's quick to mix with chili sauce, mayonnaise, mustard
and ripe olives from the cupboard shelf. Add lettuce, tomatoes
-and let the hero come to the rescue of hearty appetites.
Corned Beef Hero
1/3 cup chili sauce 1 loaf Italian or French
1/4 cup mayonnaise bread, sliced lengthwise
1/3 cup chopped Libby's I can (12 oz.) Libby's
Ripe Olives Corned Beef, chilled:
3 tablespoons prepared and sliced
mustard 6 lettuce leaves
6 tomato slices
Combine chili sauce, olives, mayonnaise and mustard to,
-'nake a sandwich dressing. Spread both the halves of the sliced
bread with' the dressing. Arrange lettuce, tomato and sliced
corned beef on one half; top with other half. To serve, slice
loaf diagonally and pass the extra dressing. Yields 4 to 6 gen-
erous slices.
Note: 4 to 6 hard rolls may be substituted for bread loaf.

ISee The St. Joe Boys

4 --

Wayne Richburg
Tommy Thomas
704w. 15th St.
Panama City
7wr=1, 1.

at Ralph Swatts
Tommy Thomas
2435E. 15thSL
Panam C
, . .. "-

Against the humble dra-
ma of that first .Christmas
in Bethlehem, the figure of
Joseph and his experience
of anguish, hardship and
heroic 'devotion are often.
overlooked. But Joseph
played an integral role 'in"
the Christmas story; he led
Marn to Bethlehem, named
the Child "Jesus" as the an-
gel had told 'him and pro-
tected the mother and her
Child from danger.
: Scriptural accounts are,
scant on detail about Jos--
eph, but he is referred to as
a "just man" in Matthew's'
writings, and it is implied
'that he ' adhered scrupu-
lously to Judaic and civil
You can imagine his hor-
ror, then, when. after a 3-
month visit with her cousin
Elizabeth,.;,Mar)y .returned

to 'him, pregnant with a,
Child hehad not sired.
Then, in the height.of his
desperation, an angel ap-
peared lto him in a dream
with good news: "Fear not:
to take unto thee Mary thy
wife: for that which is con-
ceived in her is of the Holy
Spirit. And she; shall bring
forth a Son, and thou shalt.
call His name Jesus: for He
shall save His people from
their sins". .
At that moment, Joseph,
must'have, felt a little be-
wildered. . . but immensely
relieved. From then on, it
seems that he trusted Mary
wholeheartedly. Evenwhen
it was time for him to travel
to Bethlehem for the cen-
sus, he would not leave her.
He brought Mary with him,
despite the fact that it was
'. aonlogurrn.y-a bout.eighty'



Ladies' Thursday Nite League
The Ladies' Thursday Night
League met on December 15.,
On lanes one and two, Ralph
and Henry's won, four games
.from the Wobder Bar. Ruby
White and Laura Sewell tied
for high game with a 122 score
for Ralph and Henry's. Ruby.
had the high series of 358..Pat
. Muller led the Wonder Bar
.with a 147 high game and 369

.Mir J

high series.
On lanes three and four, St.
Joe Telephone and Telegraph
won three games from the
Surefoots. Nett Henderson
was tops for St. Joe Tel. & Tel.
with a 155 game and 437 series.
Rhonda Gainous led the Sure-
foots with a 164 game and 354
Highland View Motors won
three games from the Play-

AG. E 6B

H. V. Motors
William's Alley Kats
St. Joe Te. & Tel.
Ralph and Henry's
Wonder Bar

W .L
S47 9
46 10
37 19
32 24
20 36
19 37
17 39
6 50

'-'4 '".
I ~*'
~ 4

Starling Oil Co. and Smith's Shell

Offer their thanks for your reception after

being out of business for a year. We

appreciate your business.

Merry Christmas.

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miles-and the time for her
to give birth was drawing
.Upon their arrival in
Bethlehem, 'there was no-
thing but trouble. Think
how\ disappointed Joseph
must'have been when he
could not find a room for
Mary to deliver her first
Child, After hours and
hours of searching, he man-
aged to locate a stable;
where she could at least
have some privacy.
There, Mary gave birth
to Jesus ... apd both she
and Joseph must have been
overjoyed. Imagine Jos-
eph's pride when he
showed shepherds, and his awe at
the visit of the Magi, with
their expensive gifts.
According to nonbiblical '
accounts, Mary and Joseph
remained happily in Beth-
lehem for about a year. But
they .were troubled by re-
ports that the jealous King
Herod was inquiring
about their Son's identity
and whereabouts.
An angel came to him in a
dream again, saying: "Arise
and take the young Child
and His mother, and flee
into Egypt and 'be thou
there until I bring thee
word: for Herod will seek
the young Child to destroy
"Trusting the dream, Jos-
eph obeyed unquestioning-
ly and led Mary and the
Child to Egypt.
In light of all these early
events, it seems that Joseph
must have been an extra-
ordinary man - one who
.was not afraid of responsi-.
bility, who confronted
problems head on, who was
unflinchingly devoted to
his family, and obedient to
the will of Cod. 2-; .'

girls on lanes five and six.
Joyce Gainous had a 151 high
game and Barbara Mongold
had a 375 high series for H. V.
Motors. Susan Bigelow was
tops for the Playgirls with a
173 high game and 430 high
On lanes seven and eight,
the Kats won four games from
Raffield's. Bertha Clayton led
the Kats with a 170 game and
460 series. Lillian Anderson
was tops for Raffield's with a
137 game and 366 series.

TIHE STAR. Port St. Joe. Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 22. 1977


Motorcycle XL 350 Honda, fOR STANLEY HOME
like new; 1 year old, call 229- PRODUCTS
6420. ltp 12-22 Call Betty GilBert,
' 2 story doll house. B. A. . tffc7-16
Roberts,. 557'2nd Ave., High- ------
land View. Itp 12-22 DRY cleaning carpets is
"easier, faster and safer with
Five 14" diameter pines. HOST. Rent our machine. St.
First $12 takes. 648-5470. Joe Furniture. 227-1251.
1tI 12-22 - fe10-23

For Your
Wanda Brown,
tfc 4-2

Living room suite and din-
ing room suite. Call 227-1311 or
J -48-5319. tfc 12-1E

_ WIG SALE-$5.00 and un
l er For appointment, call 227
S 311. , tfc:12-1E

15" RCA portable. TV, exc
cond. $50. 648-5332. tfc 12-14

| Christmas gift: "The Story
f Bible", by Pearl S. Buck,
.$7.95. The Star, 306 Williams

7 "The Great Tide", written
by Rubylea Hall, former resi-
dent of Port St. Joe, will be
available at. the following
places and will make a very
nice gift for Christmas gifts:
1. Buzzett's Drug Store.
2. Campbell's Drug Store
3. Pauline's Restaurant
4. Hickory House Restaurant
5. Economy Motors & Garden
Center; 301 Hwy. 98
6. Gulf Sands Restaurant.
Mexico Beach : '
7. Mexico Beach Grocery
S8. Kerigan Kargo Gift Shop.
Mexico Beach ,
9. Also, Mrs. Eunice.H. Bring
'son, 216 Sixth St., Port St
S ",3tp 12-

SFree Christmas Gifts-
':Lovable, 8-weeks old kittens
Furry, warm and cuddly. Give
'your child a pet (free) for
Christmas. 2 white males,
white female, 1 orange tabby
male, 1 black tabby female
229-6153 or pick. up at 109
Yaupon St., Port St. Joe.
.tfc 12-i

Firewood for sale. $50.00 per
: truck load. Call 229-8829.
: " 'tfc ' 1-2'

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

8"' x 20' house boat. Sleeps
8 four.229-6788. tfc 11-17

S Polaroid camera with focus
Slash. flash attachment. Will
- make a good Christmas gift.
- Call 229-6506.

5 Free puppies to good home.
648-8965. Itc 12-22

For Rent: 3 bdrm., 2 bath,
i full carpet, central heat & air,
with fireplace and appliances.
e Security deposit required Call
229-6394 or after 6:30 p.m., 229-
y 6945. 1313 Marvin Ave. tfc 12-8

3 BR furnished trailer, cen-
tral h' & a, washer, dryer,.
carpet. Overstreet. 648-5873.
tk 10-13

One or two bedroom trailers
for rent on Canal St., St. Joe
. Beach. 648-5650. tfc 5-12

For' Rent: Hospital beds,
electric or manual control.-
- Call 227-7471. tfc 6-30

Two BR house for rent on
, Duval St. Oak Grove. 229-
6961. tfc11-17

For carpets cleaned the way
S. professionals do it-at a frac-',
r tion of the cost, rent Rinse N
Vac, the portable steam car'
pet cleaning system. Avail-
. able at Western Auto, phone
9 227-1105, 219 Reid Ave.

Why live in the crowded
r city? Move your mobile home
to peace,- quiet and tran-.
4 quality. Water,; garbage collec-.

, - ' - .. tions,.yard mowed, live lei-
Books: The Living Bible, surely. Gulf privileges. Only.
The Way, The Children's Li VA approved mobile home
The park in Gulf County. .Ski
ing Bible, Soul Food, Taylor's rze meadows Traler Park
Bible'Story Book for Children, 9 miles southeast of Port St.
Self-Help Edition for the Liv- Joe on Hwy."S-30. Come out
ing Bible. The Star, 306 Wil- and enjoy the quiet. Call229-
liams Ave 6105.. tfc 9-29

Froggy Pen Holder, a gift
just right for special friends.
(Paper-Mate pen and froggy..
holder, $2.98). See at The Star,
306 Williams Ave.

1973 Honda motorcycle, ex:
cellent cond. $500. 229-6303.
tfc 11-10

19' boat and trailer, 85 h.p.
motor, works good. Excellent
for offshore fishing. If inter-
ested, call 229-6506.

One Duncan Fife dining
room table with 6 chairs. Call
229-6111. tfc 11-10

1972 750 Honda chopper.
Custom frame, Harley wheel,
, .extended front end. $800. Call
: 648-5152. tfc 11-10

Custom-made wooden name
Plaques, for mail boxes, front
; gates, door posts,;etc. Econo-
my Motors & Garden Center,
4' 301 Hwy. 98, HV, 229-6001.

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

DRAPERIES-Ready made
and custom made. Large sel-
ection of swatches to choose
from. Roche's Furniture and
Appliance Store, .209 Reid
Ave., phone 227-1730.

No need for wet carpets.'
Dry clean them with HOST.
Use rooms right away. Rent
machine. St Joe Furniture,
S227-1251. .tfc 10-23

* St. Joe Beach duplex. Un-
furnished, min. 6 mo. lease. 2
bdrm.. I bath - $110.00 per
mo.: 1 bdrm.. bath - $100.00
per mo.
E. B. Miller Realty
tfc 11-17


Furnished 2 BR apartment
on Gulf. Ski Breeze Camp-
sites. Port St. Joe. 229-6105.
tfc 10-13

Furnished large 1 BR apt:
Auto heat and air. 229-6777
after 6 p.m. tfc 10-13

2 BR apt., furnished, 8th St.
Nice neighborhood, hot water
and garbage disposal furnish-
ed. Private entrance. Phone
648-5153. tfc 10-13

Beach cottage for rent. 227-
1549. tfc 12-8

For Rent: 3 bedroom, I bath
furnished house, at Beacon
Hill. Call 229-6961. tfc 11-10


W1're Here For You. T
Each office is independently owned and operated.


Older home in excellent' Look
condition; 3.bdrms. - den or home i
'4 bdrms., bath, liv. rm. - bdrms
dining. Fericed yard. Rea- "screen
sonably priced. 1610 Long .arport
Ave ,
,106 B
The home you have, been liv. rm
waiting for! 3 bdrm - 2 bath den. Ca
corner- lot, completely ed, fen
fenced in yard for children an offe
and pets-living- room, din- sell P
ing room and large private
screened porch 'convenient- Nipe
ly arranged for easy :enter- x 167'
tainmnent. 1911 Long Ave. excelle
Are you looking for more i ly roou
than a home? Come see this en.. he
4 bdrm:r, 2 bath home w-, and wi
.cen. h-ac, plus the added air. 211
luxury of your own pool. At
a price you can afford. 304 Attr
:12th St., corner of Long Ave. convey
. ' -- , bdrms
Almost new custom-built 1315 Li
home, 3 bdrnms. 2 ceramic
tile baths, quality carpeting
and vinyl. Picture-book kit- Com
cheri with more than ample y ts
cabinets. Lovely sunroom, many
paved double drive with .pt
2-car gar. Cen. h-ac plus . ,
many extra. 2112 Long Ave. ' odu


HOME! 5 acres with large family
roomy 3 bdrms. - 2 'bath baths.
home. Land is fenced and be boui
cross-fenced for' cattle, gether.
hogs, chickens and your
own garden plus a swim- -
ming pool too! Just 20 miles Wont r
north on Hiway 71. -with
_____ pony-
Six acres with spacious home
dble. wide mobile home. Joe on

ing for a nice brick
n a quiet location? 3'
. - 112 baths. Big
porch plus double
t. 1912 Juniper.

Bellamy Circle, large
., 3 bdrms., 2 ba. +
carpet, nice landscap-
ced backyard. Make
er. Owner anxious to.
rice reduced.

masonry home.on 92'
lot. .212 years old; in
'nt cond. 3 bdrms. 112
liv. rm.. dining -fam-
m. large kitchen. Has
eat and all. duct work
ring to 'add central
10 Long Ave.

active small home,
nient location, 3
.,1 bath. Priced right.
ong Ave.

portable home on 2 love-
3bdrm -2 bath.with
extras. Cen. h-ac, car-
throughout, garage,
hop, chain link fence
d back yard area. 815

m., dining rm., big
room, 3 bdrms, 2
fully carpeted. Can'
ght separately or to-
"Mexico Beach.

relief from City living
lots of room for that
-2 ACRES + 3 bdrm
about 6 miles from St.
Hiway 71.


Duplex: 1 bdrm-bath - 2
bdrm-bath or could be easi-
ly adapted to a single family,
home on nice ' lot, St. Joe
Beach 2 biks. from ,Gulf.
Reasonably priced.

Looking foray a permanent
home in a vacation atmo-.
sphere? We haye a 3 bdrm
11. bath home: Beautiful."
large lot 100' x 285'.' You
must see this to appreciate.

Several nice beach lots to
choose from.

MOBILE home on lovely
lot, spacious liv. room, 3.
bdrms, den or dining rm.,
modern kit. 3 blks. from

Mexico Beach motel com-
plete with heat, a-c, park-'
ing. call for information.



. Reg. rReal Estate Broker

3 bedroom house with nice. .Nice beach house on large
family room, chain link fence lot. 2 BR, $18.000.00. Call 648:
around back yard, garden 5315.
soace. 508 9th Street. 229-6082

or 643-5138. tfc 11-2.4

New brick home at 106 Yau-
pon Ave., 3 BR, 2 bath, dining
room, living room, den and
kitchen. Call 227-1302 or 227-
1151. _ tfc 10-7

3 BR. 1 bath, living room,
separate dining room, den,
large kitchen with eating area,
large lot, 619 Garrison Ave-
nue. phone 227-8751. tfc 5-12

Large 3'bedroom, 2 bath,
large utility room, living
rm. & den. 'central air &
heat, on 11' lots on corner.

Three bedroom house, in
good condition in Oak
Grove. A good buy at only

Beach lot at Indian Pass
Beach, well located and
priced right. Only $6,500.

Look ing fnr a weekend

3 bedroom masonry home at
St. 'Joe Beach, 2 full baths,
dining room, large living;
kitchen and den with fire-'
place. 1.800 sq. ft. living area,
150' x 180' lot. Call 648-5457.,
tfc 11-3

Three bedroom masonry
house at 105 Bellamy Circle.
Call 227-1607 after 5:00 p.m.
tfc 10-13

retreat on the Dead Lakes?
We have a nice one bedroom
cottage on 6 lots near Cy-
press Lodge. Only $7,000.

A triangular lot on north-
side Highway 71 opposite
Courthouse. Zoned light in-
dustrial, contains approx.
9700 sq. ft. with 237 ft.
frontage on Highway. Only

Reg. Real Estate Broker.
221 Reid Ave. 227-1133

ty.' 523

commercial proper- .: For 'Diafting, louse"plans ..
Third Street. Call .etc,call64-5639.. 2tp2-22 "
',a4if. ; d i. ___'" *' i *o

2 z9r-08. . . . tp-12-8

3 BR house, 2 baths,_3 lots on'
Palm Blvd. For informationn
call 227-1112. tfe1-4'

3 BR house at 2005 Long
,Ave. Call 229-6573 after 5 p.m.
tfc 7-28
S75' x ~t5' zoned lot at Mexico
Beach. Phone 229-2763. tfc 8-25

Cottage, 2 BR, 2nd Ave.,
Highland View, corner lot,
$5,000 firm. 648-5332. tfc 12-15

New brick home, 3 bed-
rooms, 2 baths, fireplace,
large garage. Call 229-6979
after six p.m. tfc 9-22

Block and stucco house at
504 16th St., corner lot.
Almost an acre of land, 3'
bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, liv-
ing room, dining room, kit-
chen, family room with
stone fireplace and utility
area. Two car garage and a
two-story storage house. By
appointment only. Phone
229-7222 or 229-8236. 4tp 12-8

Wanted: Teaching Super-.
visor for Adult Activity Cen-
ter for mentally retarded
adults. Must have BA or BS
degree, teaching experience
with handicapped. Back-
grounds or degree in behavior-
al psychology and supervisory
experience preferred. Inter-
ested persons call 229-6327.
Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456.

Needed: Director for Activi-
ty Center for Retarded Adults.
Minimum requirements: 4 yr.
college degree, two years
work experience with admini-
stration and supervisory
duties. Some knowledge of the
needs of. the retarded, a sin-
cere desire to work with the
retarded, and must be willing
to relocate in the Gulf ,Co.
area. Submit resumes to: Gulf
Co. Association for Retarded,
Citizens, Board of Directors,
P. 0. Box 206, Port St. Joe,
Fla. 32456. tfc 12-15

Starting income open.
Based on qualifications. Earn
high income in sales 'with
management opportunities.
$800 - $1200 a month to start.
Metropolitan Life. Equal. opp.
employer. Phone 785-6156.
tfc 11-24

enced in delivery, collections
and meeting public. Must be
neat and energetic. Salary de-
pends upon qualifications.
Send resume to: Box 308, Port
St. Joe. tfc 12-8

Newly painted '68 6 cyl.
Kais jeep. Phone 227-1271.
tfc 12-15

1969 Pontiac Lemans, runs
good. new tires, air cond.,
radio and heater. Call 227-1366
or 229-8051 after 4:30 p.m.
tfc 12-8

1973 Olds Regency 98, load-
ed. good cond. 600 Marvin
Avenue. tfc 12-22

1966 Chrysler New Yorker,
hard top sedan in good physi-
cal and mechanical cond. Call
Bob Fox at 229-6901. Itc 12-22

1972 Malibu. Midnight
brown, air conditioning, pow-
er steering. AM 8-track. Good
condition. Call 229-6616. tc-12-8

For Quick Results
Use the Classifieds

Septic tanks cleaned out.
. Phone 229-8327
tfc 12r22.

Special Prices
Free Estimates
Also Awnings, Screen Rooms,

2517 West 10th Street
Phone 769-3163
Panama City
.tp 12-22

Carpentry & Plumbing
Houses or Any Buildings
229-8715 .
tfc 10-13

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

Painting & Remodeling
Reasonable Rates
Free Estimates
Phone 648-5204
tfc 12-8

Piano tuning and repair.
Free estimate. 227-1278.
tfc 12-8

New Roofs &
Roofs Repaired
Free Estimates
Call 648-5322., Ralph Thompson
S, 4tp 12-8

Carpentry Work Done
Reasonable Rates
' Jimmy Johnson


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

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



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ALLEN'S CABINETS Private .ihstructio0ls on
S328 7th Street. `: .d clarinetsax aiid .t.er.wood-
SHighland View : . winds, Hou r or �-hbur lesions : s:
binets; furniture, vanities, available. Contact 22-6676. for
further informationon: Donald
Call 229-8476 Durham. c 929
tfc 12-1
Psychological Services for Aluminum screens and doors,
yone with problems in day- carpentry, house repair, mill-
day living. Gulf County work, roof repair and re-roof-
idance Clinic, Port St. Joe. ing.
7-2691. (24 hr.) tfc 4-28 SMITH & SON WORKSHOP.
Phone 229-6018
Port St. Joe

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

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

GE Dealer
New & Used Appliances
For Services or Parts
Call 229-6394
tfc 4-28

Furniture Stripping &
. Refinishing
Reliable and Reasonable,
Call 648-5152
Behind Mexico Beach
Shopping Center
tfc 6-2

tfc 7-22
Front End Loader
Backhoe Work
tfc 3-31

1306 Woodward Ave.
Hours: Tues.-Fri: 5-8 p.m.'
Saturday 11a.m. -7p.m.
tfc 7-14

will buy your old car.
Phone 227-1654 .
for information.
24 bur
52tp7-14 - "

Kitchen Cabinets-
Vanities--Mill Work
Cabinet Hardware & Tops
White City, Hwy. 71
Glen Combs
Shop 229-6017 or
tfc 9-1'


SRespondent. Husband,
Petitioner Wile.
'Lot 19, Lake Crystal Trailer Park
Columbus, Georgia 31904
Petition for Dissolution of Marriage in
*the above named cause has been filed in
'the above styled Court. and you are
commanded to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, on FRED N.
WITTEN. Petitioner's Attorney, whose
address is 303 41h Street. Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456 and whose post Office
address is P. 0. Box 87, Port St. Joe;
Florida 37456, on or before January 11,
1978,. and file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before service 'on
Petitioner's Attorney or 'immediately
Ihereafte'; otherwise a default may be
.entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of the
Court at Port St. Joe, Gulf County,
Florida, this 12th day of December, 1977.

IN RE: The Adoption of
a child.
5109 Appleton Avenue *

Jacksonville, Florida 32201. '
Petition for the Adoptio of the ab6ov �"
named minor has been filed in the ab6ov
styled Court and you are commandedf:i
serve a copy of your written deftnsestlf
any, on FRED N. WITTEN, Petitioner.
Attorney, whose address is 30; FoWik ,
Street, Port St. Joe, .FPloridp '324S6 and :
whose post office address is P.O. BO80-,'
Port St. Joe. Florida 32456, on of before
January 2, 1978, and file the original with
the Clerk of tis Courteither efre
service on Petitioners' Attorney. or
immediately thereafter: otherwise a
default maybe entered against youf:. "
the relief demanded in the Petitibn.: ' .
WITNESS my hand and seal of-the
Court at Port .St. Joe. Gulf County, .
Florida , this tith day of Oeceber i f.
DEPUTY CLERK � 3t 121 5;

The Gulf County School Board yqI
receive bids until 9:00 A.M. ES.,
January 3, 1978, in the office of t1 e
Superintendent of Schools on six W()
manual typewriters-' 4 Royal Type-
writers, (beige), manual, 6106-00409,
11 8316912, 11.8274106. and 11-8311297;-
2 Royal Typewriters (beige) manual 44#.
118544998 and 11-8679338. Prospective
bidders contact the Port St. Joe HighO
School office for an appointment: to
inspect the typewriters. "
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids. Bids for individual uqits
or any number of the group will'be
considered. Please mark your bd .
envelope "SEALED BID--Tyiewriter".
B. Walter Wilder 2 12-1$.


Phone 229-8757 Lawn & Gardening Needs
�tfc 5-9 Feed - Lawn Mower &
: __ � ... -.Small Engine Repairs
Economy Motors &
Garden Center
301 Hwy. 98 H.V.
otfc 4-28,

""I think it woas something* o I ..,
Wouldn't You Really R2-1
Ratl;her Have Cable TV?z

Going Fishing? i kills for
Stop here first Up to Six lOfnths,:
for a complete andsovesyouobout l00 yeo0
line of For Cable TV incolypstntrorvice.
',o .Vf able T V Use of Sprayer treewith

Fishing Tackle lsttiJo purchase of Rid-A-Aug
-Hurlbut. Supply Phone 229-7232" HURLBUT SuPPLY" O.;
OreVisit Tltepho Company 306 Reid Aenue
306 Reid AV. 'e . .Bsiness Office "3Pt St. Floridao

Got Storage Problems ?

Sell those items you no longer need

or want with a classified ad. Drop

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Keith Neel Annapolis Nominee.

Senator Richard Stone has
announced the nomination of
Keith Montgomery Neel to the
U. S. Naval Academy at
Annapolis-for 1978;.
There were 1,000 applicants
from all over the State of
Florida. Of, these,'* 10 were
nominated after being inter-

. viewed by a Commi
.Nominations made up
tary leaders, business
and women. and re
leaders of the State.
Keith is a senior at I
Joe High School where
participated in the N
Honor Society, varsity

of mi
ss m

:y To

Class Schedules


atGulf Coast.

of' ball. Letterman's Club. He is
ili- in Who's Who among Ameri-
en can High School Students and
us the Society of Distinguished
American Students.
St. Keith is the the son of Mr.
as and Mrs. H. B. Neel. 1810
al Marvin Ave.
at Final appointments to the
Academy are made by the
Academic's admission office
after the nominee has met all
of their requirements. both
academic and medical.These
will be finalized in thie spring
of i97g.


TheStarMakes Great
.Christmas Gifts! ' Kith N-el

TIIF ST.\A, Port St. ,'e. Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 1977


Guidance Clinic Sets Parent Workshop

The Gulf County Guidance
Clinic announces that it will
conduct a "Parent Effective-
ness Workshop" to, begin on
Thursday.- January 12. at
seven o'clock.
The purpose of this work-,
shop is for professionals to
instruct' parents in developing
effective techniques to raise
their children 'and' to improve
their child's development.
This program is open to any
interested parents who wish to
add to their skills as a parent,.
The.program is not particu-
larly for parents who are

having problems with their
children. though specific
problems can be discussed.

The workshop will be con-
ducted on eight consecutive
Thursday. beginning Thurs-
day. January 12'and ending on
March 1. This workshop will"
he conducted by professionals
and will take place in the
:Clinic building at 311 Williams
Avenue in Port St. Joe. The
cost for this program is $3.00
per session to cover the cost of
materials that will be distri-
buted for reference.

Interested parents should
call the Gulf County Guidance

The Yule Log
The Persians gave the
Yule log its name. It was
the custom in Persia to cut
down a tree and cut a sec-
tion from its trunk. The
section was round, and
marked off into four seg-
ments representing the four
seasons of the year.
This "calendar" was turn-
ed like a wheel and was

Clinic at 227-1145 to register in
advance of the program.

called a Yole. The log from:
which it was cut ,wat
known as the Yole log.
With every season, the.
wheel was turned and a
great fire kindled. The Yole
log was placed in this fire,
. as the people prayed for
good fortune during the
coming season.

. Class schedules are now
available from Gulf Coast
Community College which
outline the credit courses
being offered during the
i spring term, Jan. 12-May 12.
. The 21-page schedule book-
let may' be picked up from
the Registrar's Office or
'from, Student Services.
. Monday through Friday from
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Although 'the . 16-week
spring term begins Jan. .12,
early registration for some
students was held' Dec. 5-9.
Those students plan to'
graduate in May, 1978.
Registration for all other
students will be held Jan.'
9-13. ,Evening . students
. register Jan.r 9 from 6-8 p.m..
SBit the real beauty of:
*registrat ion, explained'
Harold "Conrad, college
registrar, is that no one will
be allowed' to pay their fees
until Jan. 18. "This will give
people a; little time to re-
cuperate from Christmas and
New Years.,
-' Conirad pointed out that this
year's spring schedule in-
.eludes over 270 different
course offerings. 140 'of which
are being offered at night 'for
evening students. .

S "And'there were in the'
S same', country shepherds'
Abiding in the Reld. keeping
*watch over their flock by
So begins the scriptural
account of the most thrill-
ing announcement ever
made to mankind: the birth
of Jesus. It was not made,
interestingly enough, to the-
rich and powerful or even
to one of the many prophets
that the tiny country of Is-
rael seemiled to produce in
such iabindance during
Biblical times.
The "good news" that the
Messiah had at last come
to a waiting world was first
announced to" ' group of
shepherds tending their
flock through the night,.St.
Luke tells us. Even though
Christ was probably not
born during the winter,
', when we traditionally cele-'
brate iHis hirthl (scientists.
believe that it actually oc-'
curred in the springtime)
the shepherds 'were prob-
'ably doing their best to
keep warm in the chill night
air; one can imagine them
huddled around a fire, per-
haps making the lonely
hours pass with occasional

'.'Our evening enrollment
last 'semester was the largest
in thecollege's history," said
Conrad., "s we have ,ex-
panded the evening 'course,
offerings for thit spring."
In the Career Studies area,.
such courses will .be offered '
as: Introduction to Data Pro-
cessing, Restaurant .Manage-
ment.- Mone ,': and. Banking%
Real Estate Princioles and'
Practices. Air' C.n,.itioning'
and Heating Theory and
Fundamen'lals,' and - 15
business . � administration
In the more traditional aca-
dminic areji. such evening.
courses will. he.: offered as:
Understand" ' the Arts,
Principles .a.. "Economics.
Basic English. Basic Frenchr
Conversation, Philosophy of
F.thics. Beginning Tennis,
Itroduction to 'Government.
Psychology of Childhood and
Youth. History of Religion.
Marriage and Family Living.
and First Year Spanish.
For further information re-
garding course offerings or
registration procedures. :tele-
phone or visit the Office of
Studenrt Services. GGCC.
709-155f: ,

ews' " f Christ's 'Birth

First Told to Shepherds

Suddenly, there is a daz-
zling sight; so dazzling that,
St. Lukat tells us, "they were
sore afraid". The angel that
appeared� in the midst of
them sought to reassure
them, saying "Fear not:
for,. behold, I bring t you
good tidings of great joy,
which shall be to all
people". .
, The angel describes the
Christ Child to the awe-
struck shepherds and soon
they see an even more daz-
zling sight... a multitude
of the heavenly host prais-
ing God.'
With the' words of the
.angels echoing in their ears
- "Glory to, God ,in the
highest, and on earth peace,
good will toward men" -
the .amazed shepherds de-
cide that they,.will go into
Bethlehem nand see' this
wonderful event.for them-
selves. And si 'they went to
Bethlehem "with haste", the
scriptures say, to find Mary
and Joseph with the Christ,
Child lying-in a manger,-
No further mention is
made of those shepherds in
the scriptures . . . they ap-:
pear. on the horizon at a
momentous time in history,
only to disappear.

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Christmas means many things: laughing children, smiling Santas,

the color of poinsettias and pines. It's a time for warmth and gentleness,

kindness and good feeling. May all of the season's finest joys be yours

this yuletide. We're hoping just the nicest kinds of things come your way!

A very happy Christmas to everyone!

St. Joe Paper Co.


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We're making the most of the
holiday spirit by wishing you
the best greetings of the season.

St. Joe Machine Shop

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 1977

Yule Spirit Could Save Lives

The Florida Highway Patrol
this week said the Christmas
spirit, practiced throughout
the year, could be a life saving
factor on the state's highways.
Colonel Eldrige Beach, di-

rector of the Florida Highway
Patrol said, "The approach of
the Christmas season brings a
new lift to everyone's spirits.
This is reflected by an attitude
of being more courteous,


410 Reid Ave.

Phone 227-1151

Frank and Jean

friendlier and more aware of
the importance of life. If
motorists would carry this
.attitude over into their driv-
ing, traffic accidents could be
reduced and many lives could
be saved."
The Patrol commander em-
phasized the importance of"
'courtesy in driving by saying
that "in reality every violation
of the traffic law is a discour-
teous act toward other drivers
on the highways and a dis-
courteous act in traffic could
mean an accident."
Beach concluded by saying,
"Don't leave this attitude of
goodwill on the sidewalks or in
the shopping carts. Extend it
to, your driving the year
'round-it could be the life
saving factor for you and

There Is A Time Limit for Correcting

Errors Made In Social Security Payments

Many people are unaware
that there is a time limit for
making corrections in the
earnings reported to their
social security record, said
Dave Robinson, social
security representative for
Gulf County.
This limit, or statute of
limitations as it is called,
begins to run after the year
the wages were paid or self-
employment income is
earned. The year can be a
calendar year or it can be a
fiscal year. And, after three'
years, three months, and 15
days have passed after that
year, no changes can be made
in reported earnings except
under specified conditions,
and this is why social security
encourages people to check
their social security record

every three years or so. This is
especially important for
people who have more than
one job or who change jobs
ofter. By checking, the worker
can insure that all of his or her
earnings were reported.
Social security has a free
postcard form which can be
used to check a person's
record' This form, available
at any social security office
and at many post offices, is
completed and mailed to
social security headquarters.
In return, the sender will
received a report of earnings
credited to his or her record. If
the person's own records don't
agree with the reported
earnings, he or she can con-
tact social security to get 'the
matter straightened out.
Robinson said that there

I Heard The Bells On


Silver bells, jingle bells,
sleigh bells... it's hard to
imagine Christmas without
some sort of chiming or )
ringing. But bells were not
initially part of the holiday (' r ,-
celebration. ". 2
The first large bell for a
Christian church was in- for
st in Italy, about the hours ' for no particular death knel
5th century A.D., and the reason. joyous peal,
custom of Christmas bell- But the most important death of
ringing really didn't be- part of the tolling occurred birth of the
come firmly established during the hour before To the pe
until the Middle Ages, in midnight on Christmas dle Ages, t
England. Eve, when the bells were Christmas I
In that era, Christmas rung as if someone were song of the
chimes began at vespers on dying. At midnight the first holy n
the first Sunday of' Advent.
and were repeated on suc-
cessive Sundays. Then; on
each of the last three morn-
ings before Christmas, the
bells announced the ap-
proat h: of0the" big day'
From sunset on Decem-
ber 24 to sunset oni D'ecem-
I ber 25, bells could be heard
every hour. Occasional
peals rang out in between

1 changed to a
, announcing the
Satan and the
e Christ Child.
ebple of the Mid-
he sound of the
bells recalled the
angels on that

were exceptions to the time
limit. An earnings record can
,be revised after the limit.
To correct a fraudulent
To correct a mechanical,
clerical, or other obvious
To correct errors in cred-
iting earnings to the wrong
person or the wrong period.
To transfer items between
social security 'and the rail-

road retirement system.
To add wages paid in a
period by an employer who
made no report of any wages
paid to' the worker.
To add or remove wages in
accordance with a wage
report filed by the employer
with the Internal REvenue
To add self-employment
income in a taxable year if it
can be shown that a self-
employment tax return was

filed for that year before the
time limit ran out.
To add self-employment
income previously deleted as
being wages, under certain
Interested people can get
more information about the
time limit or get a free
postcard form at the Panama
City social security office,
located at 30 West Govern-
ment Street. The telephone
number is 769-4871.

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St. Joe Furniture & Appliances

207 Reid Ave. Phone 227-1251


Hi there! Thanks for
bringing your business
our way. We hope you ;
have a happy holiday ' , '
season and we look
forward to working with
you in the future as we
have in the past. We
enjoy your patronage.

From all of us at 4

First United

Methodist Church
Constitution and Monument
Port St. Joe, Fla.
CHURCH SCHOOL ....................... 9:45 A.M.
PREACHINGSERVICE .......... 11A.M.& 87:00 P.M.
CHOIR REHEARSAL (Wednesday) ........ 7:30 P.M.

Lots of good wishes coming your
way! Have a bright, happy Christmas
with friends and family. We've en-
joyed serving you!

SEARS Catalog Merchant'

Leon- Mary Pollock

Christmas time, with all its glistening
splendor! Let's renew the spirit ofpeace
and joy in our hearts! A blessed, happy
holiday to one and all!

The Sub Shop

We hope the holidays bring you Peace and Happiness as

we enjoy this most holy of seasons. We offer you all of our

wishes for the Christmas Season and for always.

St. Joseph Telephone & Telegraph Co.

Dear Santa Claus,
I have been a good little girl.
I am only three yrs. old. I want
you to bring, me a bicycle,
baby heartbeat, pots and
My little brother Brad wants
fire truck, tractor.
I love you
Carolyn Stephens
1020 Garrison Ave.
Dear Santa,
My name is.Cody Thomas, I
am 6 years old and in the first
grade. I live at 283 Av.e D Port
St. Joe. Santa I would like for
you to bring me lots of gifts
and toys for Christmas.-Such
as: a motorcross bike, a
cowboy suit, with cowboy
boots, guns, games, a basket-
ball, a six million dollar man,

a green machine, a train set,
and lots of lovely toys to play
with. Santa! .I almost forgot I
have a little baby brother:
name "Toby" he also wants
lots of lovely toys for Christ-
mas, and please bring Toby a
motprcross tricycle too. Toby
andI will leave you some cake
and coffee on the table by the
Thanks Santa and See you
Cody and Toby Thomas.

Dear Santa,
My name is Christy Smith
and I am 4 yrs. old. I have
been a very .good girl this
year. I would very much like
to have these things especially
for Christmas- a sit and spin, a

play stove, sink and refrigera- Christmas.
tor, a baby tipsy tumble and a Your friend
rub a dub dolly and some doll Christy Smith

I wish everyone a Merry
Christmas and a Happy New
Year. I wish Jesus a Happy
Birthday, because if not for
Him, there wouldn't be a

Dear Santa Claus,
For Christmas please bring
me a worm piggy bank where
a worm comes out and gets the
penny and nickle, a baby bed

Christmas In

The U.S. Today

Although people may be-
moan the passage of such
charming Christmas cus-
tomas chopping down the
Christmas tree and bring-
ing it home on a sled, none-
theless there are still many
delightful other rituals
being observed today
throughout the United
. In many a town and city,
youngsters will be donning
robes and cardboard wings
to enact the Nativity story
before friends and family
in the, annual Christmas
Many churches today
hold candlelight services as
a highlight of the holiday
season, with sacred music
and Christmas carols per-
formed by their choirs.
Churches and organiza-
tions alike have made bas-
kets of food for the less
fortunate a Christmas tra-
dition, and many make a
practice of collecting toys,
for under-privileged

And although Americans
may not be able to trek into
the woods to chop down
their own trees nowadays,
what many are doing is
much more conservation-
minded:: displaying live
Christmas trees in their
homes for the holidays,
then- donating them to
parks for replanting!
Speaking of displays, to-
day's electric lights, enable
us to create dazzling ,out-

door decorations during the
holiday season. Neighbor-
hoods now vie with one
,another to put on the most
colorful,' imaginative dis-
plays that often attract
sightseers from miles
And while we may com-
plain about the increasing
commercialization - of
Christmas, more and more
Americans are taking the
time and effort to ,make
their holiday gifts.
Door-to-dobr caroling
may not be the practice to-
day, but there are many
church groups and clubs
that make it a point to go
caroling at hospitals and
convalescent homes, bring-
ing holiday cheer.

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 1977

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Send The Star to A Friend

for my biby dolls, a baby doll
that turns a somberset. stretch
Armstrong and Strech
Monster, Snow Cone machine-.
a bubble gum bank with
Mickey Mouse face and with
real bubble gum. Franken-
stein punching bag, green
machine, hula hoop.
Your friend
Wendy Kay Johnson
521 9th St.
Dear Santa,,
My name is Crystal Ken-
nington and I'm 2'2 yrs. old. I.
have been a pretty good little
girl this year and so has my
baby sister, Alice, who is 8
months old. For Christmas,
please bring me a musical
monkey, a tricycle, wagon,
piano, and a guitar. My sister
would likd to have a musical
monkey, some clothes, and
squeaky toys:
We will leave you some milk
and cookies around the tree.
Thank you Santa.
We Love You,
Crystal and Alice
Dear Santa,
My name is Vince E. Taylor,
Jr. and I am 2 years old. I
have been a good boy and for
Christmas I want you to bring

Phone 227-1416

me a swing set, fire truck,
train, sit-n-spin, boat, and
many other things. I will leave
you some cookies and milk
under the tree.
Vince E. Taylor, Jr.

Dear Santa,
Please bring me some
boxing gloves. I boxed my Dad
and he boxed me back and his
hand hit my mouth and I bit
his thum. My cat wants some
cat food in his stocking.
Merry Christmas.
Mark McWaters
and Prince Albert
McWaters (cat)

Dear Santa,
My name is Chris Ramsey,
and I am four years old. I
think I have been a pretty
good boy this year. I. would
like a motorcycle, a 'cowboy
hat, a holster, and a cowboy
vest, and a cowboy gun.
Please bring my baby brother
something too because he
can't write you a letter.
I love you,
Chris and Wesley Ramsey


Hope you have just the
brightest, happiest kind . " ...''
of Christmas. You've been '
great to us over the year,
and we've enjoyed serving ..::.". 9
you! Here's to a happy
holiday for everyone! ''i

Economy Motors :

and Garden Center Jazz Feeds


A yuletide complete with ever-
greens, gaiety, and love is our
greatest wish for this Christmas
season. Happy- holidays.

The Rish's'

Carol, Billy Joe,.

Jay, Cathy

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May the feeling of peace be with you throughout this
holiday season and for all the years to come. We give you
our thanks and the best wishes for a wonderful holiday!

Renfro Auto Parts

Wishing you all of the blessings of the Holiday Season to you and your
loved ones. We hope that you will aways find Peace and Contentment,
guided by that everlasting light that leads the shepherds in the fields to the
manger. Have a happy and holy Christmas season.

Citizen's Federal Savings and Loan Assn.
of Port St. Joe


merriment of the holiday season are
yours for Christmas and always.

Early's Hardware

Hardware House

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, aked Beans were mentioned for thefirst time in
rs. S. M. Child's "The Frugal Housewife" in 1829.


, During this

Holy Season

commemorating the Birth of

the Child in Bethlehem, may

you find the source of joy,

and hope for peace eternal.

Rocky and Hortense


THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY., DEC. 22, 1977

Dear Santa, Dear
My name is Sherry Renee My
Creel. I am 7 years old, and I would
live at St. Joe Beach. and a
I have been a good girl this
year and would like for you to Mic
leave these toys under our tree
for me 'when you come to my Dear
house Christmas Eve night- a My
Dolly Pardon doll, Barbie whatI
town house, Barbie beauty bicycle
center, Hush Little Baby, and
a baby horse, and some extra Ant
Barbie stuff.
.I will leave milk and cookies
on the kitchen table. Dear
I love you, lance,
Sherry Creel cars,
- stock
Dear Sant, oran
I am glad that you are alive machi
and tell Rudolph and the rest' arms
of the reindeer that I hope I ha
thay drive well. Fly careful year..
and I want a Charlies Angles
poster and I especially want a Lov
special 'Farrh Faccet 15 foot Mic
poster "and a bing bag of her 1303
and a Stretch Armstrong and I
want a Farrh Faccet BOOK! Dear.
Please. I ha
My name is John Ballard candy
S -- .candi
Dear Santa, police
My name is James. I went, ,1
you to bring me these toys: big cookie
tinker toys, ribbet fun, 'play and R
douh barber shop, and a play
.snake. . Lovi
T , Ran
Thank you very much 1303 M,

name is ,Michael. I.
like toys for Christmas
hael Lewis

name is Anthony. This is
I want for Christmas- a
e and a viewmaster.
hony Dixon

ase bring me an ambu-
2 apples, some racing
toy chest, . fill my
ing with candy and
ges, an .ice 'cream
ine, a BB bun, a stretch
;rong, and Mr.'Machine.
yve been a good boy this

hael Ramsey
Marvin Ave.

ve been a good boy this
Please bring me two
y canes, 2 apples, 2
es, 2 ambulances, 2
cars, and Mr. Machine.
will leave you some
es and milk for a snack
IC Cola.
dy Ramsey
Marvin Ave.

James Pate ... __
Dear Santa, Pear Santa,
My name is Kevin. I want a . My, name is Lawrence
stretch armstrong, two CB Kemp: Santa, I will leave you
watches, swat gun, snow sled, something to eat.
16 ga. shot gun pith a. cope, I please want Oscar Gold-
- faria4hf .t - gpo :, :;lar:li 'men exploding briefcase also
' angles poster, faviab. facet. scar goldmen.-six million
been bag. dollar man with binoic grip

Kevin Weech

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The Christmas tree is all decked out:
The merry carollers sing and shut;
We'd like to take this chance to say
Have a happy holiday!

Sylvachem Corp.



Peters Laundry continued
their winning streak by de-
feating Taunton's of Wewa-
hitchka in the Washington
Recreation Center on Dec. 15.
The final score in that game
was 109-65, the half-time score
showed Peters Laundry in the
lead, 48-29.
David Langston scored 34
points. Amos Pittman scored
18 points and grabbed 14
rebounds, while N.,Peters Jr.,
D. Nixon, and R. Peters hit 16,
12 and 12 respectively.
Two players hit in double
figures for Taunton's, led by
T. Gray with 24 points and C.
Gray with 10 points, while B.
Rouse led with 12 rebounds
and R. Carter with 11
This game made Peters
Laundry's record 3-0 this
season. Merry Christmas to
the Community of Port St. Joe
says Nathan Peters, 'Jr.


and a dinosaur kit. ,

Dear Santa,
I would like a Easy Bake
oven, a little professor, a
lite-brite, and a T.V. favorites

I'll have you some milk and
cookies on the table on Christ-
mas night.
Zeresa Jones
816 Marvin Ave.

As fervent as children
Let all of us pray
For a kind, loving world
With each coming day.

Ralph and Henry's

Standard Service


All the good wishes for a Merry
Christmas. We hope that you will
enjoy the hope, and love that are part
of the holiday season.



May n.E angEL of
MEsi �loid mind on you
and #iotet you and
youL family C~kdt-
nzai anid aLwaydi

Dessie Lee Parker
Supv. of Elections

Happy Holiday Wishes to all our
wonderful customers. We enjoyed doing business with you and
we hope that we can continue our fine relationship throughout
the years to come.

Wewahitchka State Bank

"A Gulf County Landmark"

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Names of Second Six Weeks Honor Roll

THE STAR, Port St. Joe. Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 1977

Students Released by Port

SWe are singing
with joy this holiday season as We extend
our best wishes to,all of our friends for a
happy Christmas.

The Tomlinson Agency

Insurance-- Abstratts,

Hope anew was born for

all mankind that night

in Bethlehem - may all

your hopes be fulfilled

this Christmas season.

J. Lamar & John Miller

Port St. Joe, Fla.

The Gulf County School
Board met in special session
on November 22, 1977 with the
following members present:
J. K. Whitfield, Chairman;
Gene Raffield; Waylon
Graham: Fred Greer; Paul
The Superintendent was
, The Chairman called the
meeting to order.
On motion and second, the
board unanimously approved
the lowest and best bids of
Commercial Supply Com:r
-py, P-:.R.-Harrel-and Sons.
Share Corp., Tallahassee Gro-
cery, Daffin :Mercantile,
Phillip .Meat Company, Swift
Sales, Havatampa Wholesale,
Prime Services, Taylor
Chemical, Allen Foods, on
foodstuff for the lunchroom
within the county. Copies of all
bids are on file in the Superin-
tendent's office.
The Superintendent recom-
mended joint Administrative
Positions for the Port St. Joe
Elementary School and the
Highland View Elementary
School. On motion and second,
all voted YES to advertise
these positions.
On motion, and second, the
board unanimously approved
the following transportation
Pay mileage to Mike Trish
to transport a student to a
regular bus stop in his private
Make minor changes in bus
stops at Mexico Beach and
Cape San Blas.-
Whitfield recommended

The Christmas. holidays
closed out the first two six
week periods of the school
year. As the term ended, the
office of. Principal Ken Her-
ring released the following list
of names as those who were
eligible to be placed on the
honor roll.'
Those students who m.de
all "A's" for the six week
period were as follows:
7th GRADE-Stewart Ed-
wards and Towan Peters.
8th GRADE-Jan Clenney,
Lori McClain and Danny Mc-
9th GRADE-Laura Collins-
worth, Teresa Cox, Steven
Hughes, John Kerigan, Dina
Parker and Donnie McArdle.
10th GRADE-Pamela Co-
ney and Phyllis Cumbie.
11th GRADE-Karen Col-
.linsworth, Yvohne Guilford,
Dawn Meyers and Teresa
12th GRADE-Alice Goff,
Suzanne Hammock, Deanna
Taylor and Kenneth Turner.
Students making the proper
grades to appear on the "A"
and "B"' honor., roll were as
7th GRADE-Benja Brown,,

Jeffery Murray. Teresa Nic-
hols. Carlton Wilkinson and
Paula Tankersley.
12th GRADE-Diane Free-
man. Kim Ernst. Gregg Cha-
son, Teresa Fortner. Cassan-
dra Dixon, Karen Gray. Tere-
sa Jolley. Linda Lynch, Karen
Little. Julane McFarland,
Charles Kilbourn. Phonda
Heath. Audrey King, Keith
Neel. Chip Pollock. Gary Min-
ger. Johnny Scheffer. Teresa
Sweet. Deborah Stutzman.
Harold Tullis. Gary White.
Mano Whitehead and Delores

St. Joe Hi
Mike Bouington. Kim Dupree.
and Kaylen Biggins.
8th GRADE-Vickie Barn-
hill. Kip Alsteatter. Curtis
Gilbert. Barbara Grace. Shan-
non Greek. Billy Griffin, Chris
Hicks. Pat Kerigan, Melinda
McArdle. Pat May, Michelle
Ullmen. Mark Wester, Eliza-
beth Ward. Gaynell Stephens.
Delbert White Eagle. Janine
Pierce. Patty Raiford, Margie
Schoelles and Laurie Simon.
9th GRADE-Paula Besore,
Christine Batson, Leslie Cos-
tin. Tammy' Butts, Deborah-
Dunnigan. John Bush, Paula
Hutchinson, Elaine Isaacks,
Linda A. Jackson, Neva Ja-
nowski. Francis LeHardy,
Tina Pierce and Donna Pat-
10th GRADE-Clara Allen,
Tim Beard, Jan Corbey, Gay
Ford. Becky Glass, Dusty
May, Ronald Minger, Geanise
Osburn, Sheila Scott, Evelyn
Sweet. Gregory Phillips, Ber-
nie Wester, Mark Watts, Bar-
ney Amerson. Tonya Allen,
Tanya Cannon, Matt Groom,
Phil Collier and Mike Cassani.
llth GRADE-- Woody
Jones, Rbdney Herring, Bob
Lange, Sandra Martin, Bernie
Pridgeon, Tracie Norwood,

Graham as Chairman of the The board requested that
Board, motion seconded by Raffield attend the' National
Sewell. All voted AYE. School Board Meeting in
On motion by Sewell, sec- April, 1978.
onded by Raffield, the board There being no further
unanimously appointed Greer business, the board adjourned
as Vice-Chairman. to meet again December 6.

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Phone 639-2225
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May all ofthe
wishes of this holiest of seasons be with
you. May you always find peace and

K&D Television & Sound
Neil, Virginia, Dennis & Kenny Arnold

Your Radio Shack Dealer

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Here's hoping that you
and your loved ones
will know every joy.
at this Yuletide season.

Barber Shop

Happiest greetings
and wishes for a
Christmas season
to everyone.

St. Joe Stevedores

Lots of holiday surprises with lots of special

things to do ... All of the fun that Christmas

brings... That's our holiday wish to you. Have a

wonderful Christmas Season!

Apalachicola Northern Railroad Co.

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Follow Smokey's advice-
break your matches!

.THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 1977

The first stewardess was Miss Ellen Church, a registered
nurse, who Welcomed 11 passengers aboard a flight from
Oakland, Calif., to Cheyenne, Wyo. in 1930.

"It is :beauty that begins. to please, and tenderness that
completes the charm." Bernard De Fontenelle
P "1

wonderful patrons the gifts of
peace and love for the Christmas
season and always. We have
enjoyed doing business ith you
and, hope to continue to do so.

Wayne, Maxine,

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Dear Santa,
I'm 11 years old in 6th
grade. What I like for Xmas is
movies sets, B.B. Gun, 10
speed )wheels, pool table,
games set, watch, games, I
have been Good Boy. I'm 11
"yrs old. and getting my lesson
and my mother and father and
I will leave you some cake and
Ice Cream on Table?
From Tim Dawson
244 Ave C

- Dear Santa.
I iave been good Boy all
year long what I like for Xmas
is pool table, ping ball
machine, B. B. G. I will have
you some milk and Cookies on
table I'm in 3th grade andlike
very much if you would bring
me this and don't forget my
mother would like gifts and
,':presents to.
. From Kevin Dawson
244 Ave C

' Dear Santa,
I have been good girl I'm 9
. :yrs. old in 5th grade what I
like for Xmas is Baby Come
,Alive, watch, bicycle, easy
bake oven, radio I have 4 yrs.
old brother home name
Patrick he likes bicycle,
wagon, train and he promise
to be a good boy.
From Sabrina Dawson
:244 Av.e C . .

Dear Santa,
My name is April Joy Allen:
and I: have been good this
year.Well as good as can be.
expected! I am four years old-
and as I can only spell my
name my mommy is writing
this letter for me.
... Here, is a AsL. of.,the
-'thhingsrwiug d lllEgor'you't&
bring to me. The rest I'll leave
up to my Daddy and Mommy
because I know you don't have
a lot of room on your Sleigh or

of the time. I want a record
player, and a play stove,_anda
doll I can play in the bathtub
with, and a puppy. I have
,moved to a new house at 201
21st St.
Mama and daddy will have
you some sweets. Thank you.
Stephanie Gilley Mont-
, P.S.- I also want my two
front teeth

Dear Santa,
My name is La'Toya Lewis
and I am two year old, and
haye been a good little girl,
and here's my Christmas list.-
:Lil mixter set, vanity set,
ironing set, tea set, penny
potter set, mop, big wheel, peg
"desk, pot and pan, ABC block,
view master, clothes, toy box.
Baby this-n-that until next
year I will continue to be good.
Thank you.
Love Sa!.
La'toya Lewis

Dear Santa,
My name is Bill Wyatt Jr.
I'm 2 yrs. old and this is what I
would like for you to bring me
for Xmas, a big wheel, peg
desk, viewmaster, toy box,
cap guns,-, truck, 'and some
clothes. And for La'Toya and
the rest of the family to be
happy. Merry Xmas.
Bill Jr. :

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There's no place like home for the holidays!
May you and your family enjoy a bright
and merry yuletide!

Diana & Walter Wilder
& Family

a lot of time either. So here"
goes. I want a Barbee Doll, a
pink Baby carriage, a baby
bottle for my Baby, and a
typewriter for cute little girls.
I love you Santa
April Joy Allen
892 Hayes Ave, H. V.

Dear Santa,
I amj only 21/2 yrs old so my
mommy is doing the writing
for me. Santa I have been a
good little girl so will you
please bring me a doll, and a
swing set, and blocks, and a'
pretty dress so I can look
pretty for my daddy, and
Santa please bring my sister
Melissa some Toys too. I will
leave you some milk and
Teresa Noel Bishop'
Rt. 3 Box. 101-D

Dear Santa,
My name is Biddy Lewis. I
have been a good girl this
year, and I would like for you
to bring me a Lite-Brite, a
shovel, and a new stroller.
Thank you very much.
,Heather (Biddy) Lewis,
879 Second Ave., H.V.
Dear Santa,.
My name is Lewis Donn
Miles II and I am four years
old. I have been a good little
boy and I would like for 'you to
.bring me a B.B. gun and a
bunch of B.B.'s. a little "hot,
wheel" to ride, a big Tonka
truck, a fire truck set. And I
would like a Stretch Arm-
strong if you have enough
room on your Sleigh.
Tell'all the reindeer hello for
I love you, Santa
Lewis Donn Miles fT
k.... .. .'xthSt H.V,.

Dear Santa,
My name is Tammi. I amn 5
years old. I niust admit I have
not being the best little girl of
all. But I would like:these toys
for Christmas: Baby That-A-
Way, Baby Come Back,
Family Play House, Watch,
Baby Birthday, chalk board,
Raggedy Ann Baby. You can
bring me more than I ask.for
if you wish! Merry Christmas
to all and may God blesp.
Tammi L. Thomas
261 Ave C

Dear Santa;
I like Santa. I no you like me
and bing me a toys? and I will
be good? Will you bing my
little Sister.. a toys? and I
want you to bing us a lot of
I lives 621.

Dear Santa Claus,
I want a typewriter, rocket
wagon, Donny and Marie,
Milky' the milk cow, view-
master, sno-cone machine,
look magnetic play table,
traffic cycle.
That is all I want.
Tara Best
240 Ave G

'Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl most


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Hoping you have
lots of happiness

this ChristmasI

Plumbing Service

Christmas is the sound of bells, the laughter of
children, the glow of candles and the scent of pine.
Christmas is the joy of families and the happiness
of friends. We hope your Christmas has love,
warmth and laughter.

St. Joe Hardware Co.

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Here's wishing you the brightest, happiest

Christmas to all our patrons arid their

families. Your support has been wonderful!

Basic, Inc.

A Holy Christmas to Everyone. We hope that remembering

the true meaning of Christmas will bring you Peace and

Happiness as you rejoice in the Birth of Our Saviour.



Sarah Lamberson - Harold Dorman - Scott Lamberson
Rick Lamberson - Dick Lamberson



Maurice Godwin - Mike Kahl

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THE STAR. Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 1977



The Wednesday night. La-
dies League met on Diec, 1A.
Renfro won four. games
from Murphys on lanes one
and two. Cathy Howell led
Renfro with a 177 game and-
458 series. Lou, Mork bowled a
167 game and 436 series for
On lanes three and four,
Apalach Selects took four
games, from Bbwen's Cow
Girls. Kathy Qhumney bowled
a .147 game, and 372 series for
Selects. Edwina Bowen led
Cow Girls with a 139 gam and
'Lou McDonnell a 336 series.
On lanes five and six, Pepsi
Cola won three games from St.:
Joe Furn. Pat Natchschein led
Pepsi Cola with a big 215 game

.Have .you., ever' seen a:
poinsettia? It's a beautiful,
red flower with a yellow
center, that. people like to
decorate with at Christmas-
There is a lovely legend
about how. the poinsettia
came to be and it begins in
.Mexico, a country that is
just south of the United
There was a young boy

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and 498 series. Bertha Cl
bowled a 192 game an
series for furniture.
On lanes seven and
Florida Bank took t
games from Container
Chris Lightfoot led Fla.
With a 155 game and 420 s(
Betty Hardin bowled a
.game and 394 series for
trainer Div.
'St Joe Furniture . 39!'
Fla. Bank .. 36
Pepsi Cola 36
Murphy's 29
Renfro ,28'
Container Div. 26
Bowen's Cow Girls 16
Apalach Selects ..13 i

*m1 Beginning on January 3,
1978, the CETA office of this

teen the ages of 16 and 21.
i.. This new programwill be
It aimed at the hard to',employ
South, assisting themnin tran-
| sitionri from school to work.
3 Also. assisting them in com-
pleting the requirements for
graduation from,,high school;
There are presently ten
ayton positions to be filled.
d 430t -Two recreational assist-
ants: one in Port St. Joe and
eight, one in Wewahitchka.
three -Two construction assist-
Div, ants.
Bank --One health clinic assistant
series. in Port St. Joe.
a 168 '-One administrative as-
Con- sistant in Port St. Joe.
. -One receptionist and as-
sistant in Port St. Joe.
L -Two aides for senior citi-
zens association: one in Port
16 St. Joe and one in Wewahitch-
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20 -One dietary trainee in
Port St. Joe.
28' All of the above positions
30' will work 28 weeks at 10 hours
40 a week and 11,weeks at 40
42� hours per week, except for the

church. without a gift, he
knelt outside a window and
began to pray. We don't
know what Manuelito said,
but perhaps he was telling
the Holy Infant how sorry
he was that hedid not have
a gift to offer. For that is
what prayer is, you' know;
talking to God.

As he rose to his feet, he
noticed a beautiful red
flower growing in the very
spot where he had' knelt.
Amazed,' he bent down to
examine the flower. He had
never -seen one like it
Suddenly he realized that
this lovely flower was a gift
from heaven, an answeri to
his prayer! .
Joyfully,. Manuelito
plucked the flower and car-
ried it inside, to lay before
the altar.
And that is why the poin-
settia is known as "The
Flower of the Holy Night"
in Mbxico.

two aides for senior citizens
who will work 39 weeks at 20
hours per week.
All applicants must meet
the eligibility requirements
established by the Office of
Manpower Planning and the
Department of Labor. Each
applicant will be interviewed
by the CETA counselor and
participants will be identified
by the CETA staff based upon
the demonstrated need ,for
Applications will be accept-
ed in the CETA office in Port
St. Joe on December 19. 20. 27,
28 and 29. All applicants will

'who was, yery sad, one
Christmas Eve: You see, in
his little town' it was the
custom to offer gifts to the
Christ Child. People would
come "to the church on
Christmas Eve and place'
their gifts upon the altar.
But Manuelito, as we
'shall call him, was very
poor. He had no gift, to
bring before the Infant
Too shy to go inside the

Greg Burch Taking

Part. In Art Exhibit

-Gregory Burch, son of R. L.
Burch, 1908 Cypress Avenue,
Port St. Joe. is participating in
the current art exhibition at
The University of West
Florida's art gallery on the'
Pensacola campus.
� The exhibit honors students
.who are chosen by the art
faculty and who have, during
the preceding quarter, de-

be informed as to their status
before January 3, 1978.

monstrated work of a con-
sistant quality. The show
offers the public an oppor-
tunity to view the work done
by UWF art students during
the quarter.
Burch is an art education
major in UWF's Alpha
The University of West
Florida is an upper level
institution admitting junior,
senior and graduate students,
located on 1,000 wooded acres
in northwest Florida.




in having so many great friends and patrons. Have a happy


Florida First National Bank

at Port St. Joe

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Corner of Fourth St. & Second Ave.

SUNDAY SCHOOL ..................... 9:45A.M.
WORSHIP SERVICES..:.. 11:00A.M.&7:30P.M.
CHURCH TRAINING (Sunday) ......... 6:30 P.M.
MID-WEEK PRAYER (Wednesday) .... 7:30 P.M.
Nursery Provided Rev. William N. Stephens,

The Legend of The

Very FirstPoinsettia
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Christmas is that wonderful time of year

when we can greet all of our friends and wish

them the best of the season. We are fortunate

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