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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: December 25, 1980
Frequency: weekly
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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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The Spirit of Chrstmas
Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of
mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous
in mercy, is to, have the real spirit of Christmas -
if we think on these things there will be born in us
a Savior and oyer us all will shine a star sending
its gleam of hope to the world.

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Editorials and Opinions



Christmas Deserves Our Protection and Worship

The other day, General Alexander Haig,
President-elect Ronald Reagan's selection as
Secretary of State made this statement.: "In a
few years, we Americans must .. make a
decision as to whether or not we will continue
to seek a world order hospitable to the
Christian-Judeo values and interests of today
or to abrogate that order to values and
interests distinctly different from our own."
What does this statement have to do with
What is Christmas?
Christmas is that time of the year which
reminds us or should remind us of the
birth of God's Son in the world in Bethlehem.
Whether we realize it or not, most of the world
does not celebrate Christmas, because most of
the world does not believe in Jesus Christ as
the Son of God. Most of the world believes in a
god, whether it be Muhammad, Allah, Buddha
the Devil or some other god, but few,
relatively speaking, believe in God and his
Son, Jesus Christ.
What General Haig's statement tells us is
that if the Christian-Judeo world doesn't take
care of the present and prepare for the future,
the Christian-Judeo world could be overcome
by those other forces who seem to believe in
their form of religion far more zealously than

do those who claim to be Christians or Jews.
Christmas, then, as holy a celebration as
it is to us, is not guaranteed a permanent place
in our world as an open, joyous celebration.
The Bible tells us God will always be with us
and we suppose Christians will continue to
celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the
ultimate gift, at Christmas-time, but we could
be relegated to doing it in a furtive manner
rather than the manner in which we now
Christmas is one of those precious things
which need our protection, our commitment
and our worship.
The Bible also speaks of the anti-Christ,
and it could well be that these other so-called
religions are, indeed, the anti-Christ. We are
warned by God's word to resist the anti-Christ
and we feel there is no better way to do this
than by the open and unashamed observance
of Christmas as the day God stepped down on
Earth to be with His children in human form.
As the condition of our world grows more
tense and the future of the Christian-Judeo
communities grows more tenuous, we think it
our duty, our best line of defense for God's
word that we celebrate Christmas by recalling
the birth of our Saviour, rather than in some
devilish manner which has become so popular

in recent years.
We wish you all a Merry Christmas, and

we feel it will be so for you if you observe it in
the manner it was meant to be.

High Priests of Ignorance

The nation's most efficient demolition squad has decided
:to work over the Florida school system.
The feds see something wicked in awarding high school
:diplomas only to students able to read, write and figure. So
:the U.S. Justice Department has joined a suit against
:Florida's Functional literacy test.
SThis thing has a history dating back to 1974 when Sam
Owens ran a little test on the public school students in
fGreensville County in Virginia. When 35 percent couldn't
hack it, Owens decided that he had to do something about it
as superintendent of schools. With the backing of a black
member of the school board, an essential since 65 percent of
the county's students were black, he abruptly halted social
He instituted testing as a requirement for promotion.
That meant that some students would put in the time with
only a certificate, not a diploma, to.show for it. But that was
Sthe way it would have to be, said Supt. Owens, to get out of the
'counterfeit diploma business.
In his words, "You could pick up the papers and read the
News across the United States. The students just didn't have
the skills: I just got tired of it .. it's just like if I've got a
- garden, I want good tomatoes and butterbeans. Well, I've got
Sa school system, and I want good students. Most parents
agree with me. Most every parent wants their child to learn."
That sort of thinking impressed the 1976 Florida
Legislature. So, joining about 35 states which were similarly
impressed, Florida mandated systematic testing for students
as they made their way through the grades. For those who
couldn't hack it, the Legislature provided-funds for catch-up
instruction. By 1979, those awarded a high school diploma
would have to prove first that they could function in society.
Well, that hasn't happened yet. The testing las
proceeded on schedule, but diplomas still are freebies.
The reason is a federal court order, resulting from a suit
- brought in the names of black students. The decision in that
case makes a great deal of sense.
The court held that the students could not be held
accountable until the 1985 June graduation. The reason is
simple enough. Florida schools were massively integrated in
1970. Only those students who had attended a racially
integrated system for a full cycle of 12 years should be
subjected to withheld diplomas. Otherwise, said the court,
the test discriminated against students whose education was

launched in inferior segregated schools.
Makes sense. But by then, testing had revealed the scope
of Florida's problem. About 4,200 students, 4.5 percent of the
total graduating class in 1979, had not proven functional
literacy. The total included 100 in Alachua County. All those
students were granted degrees anyway.
Blacks, sure enough, had more trouble with these tests.
On the first go-round, 20 percent did not pass on three tries,
compared to 1.9 percent of whites. For that reason, blacks
ask some pungent questions about the whole procedure. Are
educators testing the right things? Is the test culturally
U.S. District Judge George C. Carr, ruling in Tampa in
mid-1979, declared the Florida system is not culturally
biased. He was convinced, said Judge Carr, that "the skill
objectives of the Florida test are adequately evaluated by
test items and that the test has adequate content validity."
Only a naive non-educator would defend testing as a
perfect instrument. But it does provide good approximations.
It is hard to believe that Florida blacks, who must function in
a largely white society, benefit from a system which grants
counterfeit degrees. Or the contriving of a testing system
which permits two levels of performance-one for blacks and
one for whites. Or a separate testing system adapted to black
Testing for common everyday functions is needed on the
same level for everybody. The ability to write a check is not a
cultural skill. Nor reading instructions to put a toy together.
Nor filling out a job application. Nor understanding a
purchase order. Nor figuring out the duration of a 600 mile
auto trip.
So testing is useful. And the federal government should
keep its cotton picking hands out of it.
The mistake is Florida's. Instead of waiting for the 1983
implementation date set by Judge Carr, it got anxious and
appealed. So the case is before the 5th Circuit Court of
So the feds moved in to oppose testing. As usual, the
approach is just as sticky as the inside of a hot marshmallow.
The Justice Department questions whether any test can
measure skills. It says Florida should prove the in-grade
instruction matches the questions on the test. It says Florida
should prove the test does not discriminate. And delay and
(Continued On Page 3)

Can You Remember Your Most Memorable Christmas Season?

School lesson Friday night, in prepara-
tion to my teaching job Sunday
morning, and I ran across a question
the lessor writer had written which
asked, "What was your most memor-
able Christmas?"
That gave me a thought for this
column this week.
One of my more memorable
Christmas "happenings" is teaching
my class on Christmas. I teach the
:more mature men, age 55 and up. There
aren't too many men in my class, since
in Long Avenue Baptist Church, there
aren't too many men who will admit to
being over 55. Just to set the record
straight, were I not teaching this class
and was only a student in Sunday
School, I would be in the under 55 class
of men who aren't old yet, but are old
enough to realize that my class is the
last one in the line. When you get to my
class, you don't go any farther.
Most of the men in my class are old
enough to be my father, with the
exception of a few honest men who
admit to their age, such as Dave
Maddox and Bob Jackson. In a class by

himself, is George McLawhon, whom
everyone knows is a perennial 39 ...
like Jack Benny.
If you don't think a bunch of mature
men will keep you on your toes when

i i

studying for a Sunday School lesson,
you should try it some time.
I have to start studying on Friday
now, because since he retired, our
recent pastor, J. C. Odum is also a
member of my class. *That makes
preparing to teach rough.
BUT BACK TO the column for this
week. Studying the Sunday School

lesson and the question asked made me
pause to think back as to just what was
my most memorable Christmas. With
the things we have today, yot, would
think that would be hard to do. The

hardest thing to do in these days and
times is to come up with a gift idea for
some loved one which they don't
already have and which would make
their Christmas memorable.
There are not many people around
today who remember when an apple
and an orange in a stocking hung up the
night before made the Christmas

I guess the Christmases I remem-
ber most other than those in which my
own children were involved were the
ones back when I was a child in the
mid-30's. At this time in my life, Santa

Claus was an active and welcome man.
No matter how hard times were, he
always came. There were times
when my Daddy was working at just
anything he could get to make a couple
of dollars to feed us five boys, but
Christmas always came and with
Christmas, Santa Claus always came.
Many Christmases, there was a red
wagon for all of us to claim at

Christmas, but it still came.
The best thing I remember about
Christmas as a little boy was the store
next door to my uncle's service station,
where my Daddy worked at the time.
This store would get in great boxes
of huge oranges, big Washington
apples, and large boxes of bulk peanut
brittle, twist hard candy and an
assortment of hard candies at Christ-
mas time. The storekeeper would cut
the tops off the boxes, which seemed to
be about the size of an egg crate and
would display all that fruit and
Christmas candy in bulk in those boxes.
Talking about making a little boy's
mouth water. Those open boxes, sitting
side by side in front of the candy case in
the general store would do it every
And a good portion of that
delectable sight would wind up in our
Christmas stocking on Christmas mor-
I SUPPOSE MY most memorable
Christmas was the time we received
our first bicycle.
I say "we" because that bicycle

was for my brother Will, and myself to
share. Getting a bicycle in those days
was the epitome of a Christmas
morning; especially if you had wanted
a bike as long as Will and I had. We got
down the Sears catalogs to look at the
balloon-tired beauties for three or four
years before we finally got one.
The one we received didn't have the
tank under the crossbars with a horn in
it; it didn't have a light on the front; it
didn't have a basket on the handlebars,
nor a chainguard. It was just a plain
bicycle, but it had balloon tires and
steer-horn handle-bars and it would
take us for a ride.
Will and I had the bicycle as our
sole possession on alternate days. On
the days when neither of us could ride
because we had done something wrong
and Momma took it away from us, we
would spend that day taking it apart,
cleaning the bearings and greasing it
We took good care of that bicycle
because we had wanted it for so long
and it was so unlikely that we would get
it. Too, it made our most memorable
Christmas a reality.

St. Joseph's

Bay Tides

High and low tides for St.
Joseph's Bay and their respec-
tive heights, given in feet, are
shwon in the tide table below.
The information is furnished

by the U. S. Weather Bureau
in Apalachicola.



Time Ht.
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1951 .6
1912 .7
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY. DEC. 25, 1980

Gautier Faces FBI

Charge of Extortion

track facility is a combined effort of the Gulf County School Board, the County
-i r Commission and the City Commission of Port St. Joe, and will be located next to
Const& ru CtHion rrcO ress the football stadium, at the intersection of Long Avenue and Niles Road. It will
serve the track program for the schools,.and will serve local amateur runners
The proposed track facilities for the community are progressing, as is as well.
shown by the photograph above of county equipment grading the track site. The -Star photo

John H. Gautier, 22, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
last Wednesday by the Feder-
al Bureau of Investigation and
charged with extortion.
Gautier allegedly wrote let-
ters to several businesses and
charitable organizations,
threatening bodily harm if
they did not send him money.
Lawrence G. Lawler, spe-
cial agent in charge of the FBI
agents in Jacksonville, said
FBI agents from Panama City
made the arrest Tuesday of
last week.
Gautier has been held on
federal charges of extortion
by mail. He offered no resis-
tance when taken into custody
at his residence, Lawler said.
Lawler said each of the
letters, which were handed
over to the FBI after they
were received, demanded ran-
som payments amounting to
"thousands of dollars" or
harm would befall the addres-
see or members of his family.
The businesses and chari-
ties, which the FBI would not
identify, paid no money, Law-
ler said.

School Board Hikes

Millage for Building

The Gulf County School Board met
in special session last Thursday and
made a decision to hike its tax rate for
the coming tax year by .45 mill. The
increase was made necessary, for one
year only, to finance construction of an
addition to the Linton Elementary
School site in Wewahitchka.
"This was a hard decision to
make", said School Superintendent
Walter Wilder, "But our lowest bid for
the project came in about $100,000 more
than the money we had available for the "
project. The Board felt the project was
necessary and decided to hike the
village rate for one year only to
provide the necessary funds to go
The board had some $860,000
available for the project in state
supplied capital outlay funds. Their
lowest bid on the planned project, along

with architect's fees, came to nearly
$960,000, with Kolmetz Construction
Company of Panama City the low
Wilder said the one year levy would
provide enough funds to go ahead with
the construction project.
Wilder said the Board made their
decision to increase the millage by .45
mill and wrote into their motion that in
next year's mill levy, the millage would
be cut by at least one full mill. The
,.Board is allowed by law to levy up to
two mills for construction purposes,
without a referendum.
Wilder pointed out, "If the Board
had not taken this action, we would
have lost this $860,000 in state money.
We can't carry it over to another time,
waiting for more money to come from
another source for the construction
project. It is earmarked for construc-
tion only, so we were really caught in a

bind in this matter."
The School Board has made plans
to construct 12 new classrooms, a
multi-purpose cafeteria and make
minor renovations to the present Linton
School in their construction program.
The Linton site now contains four
classrooms. The enlarged school will
house students in K-3 and possibly K-4,
depending on the number of children
who report for school when the building
is completed.
The new construction will replace
several antiquated and inadequate
rooms at the old Wewahitchka Elemen-
tary School site on Highway 71. The
gymnasium and all of the newer rooms
at the present elementary site will be
utilized by the higher elementary
school grades.
The hike in millage will cause the
School Board's mill rate to increase
to 7.988 from last year's rate of 7.55.

Five Sharks Are All-Stars

Five members of the 1980
Shark football team were
named to the Gulf Coast
Athletic Conference all-star
- team last Wednesday evening
in the annual meeting of the
conference officials. In addi-
tion, two members f the
Sharks' squad were played on
the honorable mention st.
Class AA state cha ipion
Wakulla, placed the .most
players on the honors team,
with seven from the .last
year's squad receiving nom-
ination to the all-star team.
The conference includes
Wakulla, Blountstown, Port
St. Joe, Florida High and
Havana. The coaches of those
teams voted for the all-star
Members of the first team
offensive squad are: Anthony
Simmoris of Havana; Jake
Tankersley and Rozelle Jen-
kins of Port St. Joe; Cuyler
Ingram, Charles Moore, Brian
White and Allen Savell of
Blountstown and Kenny Ros-

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The first team defense in-
cludes: Doyle Yancey of Ha-
vana; Ron Sneed and Kelvin
Jeff of Florida High; David
Bray, Ashley Abrams and
Chuck Stephens of Port St.
Joe; Harry Bush and Terry
Mayo of Blountstown and
Scott Baker, Daniel True and
William Sapp of Wakulla.

Each tedm also had at least
two players on the honorable
mention list: Jerry Monlyn,
Greg Bailey, Mike Mayo and
Medgar Sherrof of Blounts-
town; Ron Sanders, David
Palmer and Carmon Cook of
Florida High; Wesley McGriff
and Rod McBride of Havana;
Tim Stutzman and Gene
Floore of Port St. Joe and
Ozzie Walker, Doug Keller,
Greg Rosier, Parrish Bar-

High Priests

(Continued From Page 2)
delay and delay, according to Justice attorney Irving
Gornstein, "I have no idea how long."
Plain and simple, the Justice Department is jumping to
the defense of mediocrity. Justice's high priests of ignorance
do not give a toot whether a diploma is.remotely related to
performance. To hell with any effective effort to improve
education. School is like a 12-year prisom term; put in the
time and pick up a discharge paper.
The feds proffer a quintessential bureaucratic response
which does to education what Colonel Sanders does to
chickens. It proves the wisdom of the California humorist
who said Washington is several miles square, about as tall as
the Washington Monument, and surrounded on all sides by
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wick, Ricky Williams and
Rouse Pigott of Wakulla.
War Eagles coach J. D.
Jones, who is 41-7 in his four
years at Wakulla, was named
the conference's Coach of the

Gautier, who was being held
at the Bay County Jail in
Panama City, was scheduled
to appear before a U.S.
magistrate on Wednesday of


last week in Panama City. If
convicted, he could face a
maximum penalty on each
coont of 20 years in jail and a
$5,000 fine.

The Joy of the

Christmas Season Is


God's Gift to Mankind.
Won't You Accept This Gift Today?
John 3:16, Acts 16:31

BIBLE STUDY ......................... 9:45 A.M.,
MORNING WORSHIP ................... 11:00 A.M.
CHURCH TRAINING .................... 5:45 P.M.
EVENING WORSHIP ................... 7:00 P.M.
WEDNESDAY .......................... 7:00 P.M.

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SUNDAYSCHOOL ..................... 9:45A.M.
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PAGE FOUR THE STAR, Pert St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY. DEC. 25, 1980

Wewa Elementary

Lists Honor Roll

Helping Fight Cancer

The Quantum Society, a Senior Science
Club at Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High School,
recently raised money for the American
Cancer Society by selling lollipops. Above are
shown Lisa Ray, a member of the Society,

and Charles Osborne, faculty advisor,
presenting Mrs. Wesley R. Ramsey, member
of the Board of Directors of the Port St. Joe
Unit of the American Cancer Society with a
check for $, 0.50. -Star photo

Social Security May Pay Sum

at Death of Covered Worker

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Whenever a family member
dies, one of the survivors
should inquire to see if social
security benefits may be
payable on that person's re-
cord, David Robinson, Social
Security Field Representative
for Gulf County, said recently.
"It is important to apply
promptly, because in some
cases benefits cannot be paid
for months before the month
of application," Robinson
sid. This pertains to widows
and widowers who wish to
start benefits before they
reach 65.
If the worker had credit for

enough work covered by social
security, benefits can be paid
to: unmarried children under
18; 18-22 if full time students;
over 18 if disabled before 22; a
mother or father caring for a
child under 18 or disabled; a
widow or widower 60 or older;
a disabled widow or widower
50 or older; a dependent
parent 62 or older.
A survivor's divorced wife
can receive the same benefits
as a widow if.the marriage
lasted ten years or more. This
time limit does not apply to a
divorced wife caring for an
eligible child under 18 or

In addition, there is a $255
lump-sum death payment that
can be made upon the death of
a person who worked and
earned enough credits.
When applying, it is helpful
for the person to have certain
proofs available, including:
worker's social security num-
ber, proof of age for appli-
cants,-proof of marriage for
widows or widowers, child-
ren's birth certificates, in-
come tax forms or returns
for the two years before death,
.proof of support for parents.
Do not delay applying.

Wewahitchka has released
their honor roll for the last six
All A's
First grade: Devon Avri-
gian, Tanya Blasidell, Amber
Julson and Mitchell Yarrell.
Second grade: Brandi Arm-
strong, Holly Hays, Amy
Smith, Heather Whitfield and
Amy Waldorff.
Third grade: Sherry Burns,
Alice Causey, Jennifer Groom
and Alicia Peterson.
Fourth grade: Aimee
Lister, Patti Mathes, Tracey
Melvin and Sebrina McGill.
All A's and B's
Rita Hunter, Chris Johnson,
Stacy Larkins, Allen Linton,
Veronica Pickron, Shawn
Scott, Sandy Sullivan, Sig
Muina, Tommy Raffield,
Donna Bellew, Kelly Nations,
Jason Miller, Holly Herring,
Kimberly Burns, Marcy Holy-
field, Angela Goodrich and
Kristy Melvin.
Second grade: Stephanie
Stephens, Sheila Bishop, Kat-
rina Nunnery, Tamela Wil-
liams, Monica Worth, Mike
Sewell, Angie Johnson, Mat-
hew Birmingham and Leila
Third grade: Ray Strick-
land, Mandy Clayton, Cathy
Nappier, Tammy Nichols,
Kaite Palmer, Darlene Pear-
son, Robin Strange, Kathy
Veasy, Shelly Adkins, Kim
Kemp, Amy Linton, Darryl
Lister, Tracy Nations, David
Rich and David Smith.
Fourth grade: Michael Gra-
hl, Juan Muina, Donna Lister,
John Hudson, Tony Muina,
Dorothy Simpson, Margaret
Smith, Byron Stewart, John
Gortemoller, Jenny Julson,
Sonja Williams, Brandi Strip-
ling, Linda Mayhann, Tricia
Ward, Pearl Fisher, Shea
Carter and Patty Fowler.
Fifth grade: Renee Gorte-
moller,tracy Hedges, Tammy
Kelly, H.L. Lawrence, Mere-
dith Lister, Berry Eubanks,
Haywood Shealy, Pamela D.
Williams, Sharner Bostick,

Kelli Hanlon, Brandi Johnson,
Kevin Land, David Lister,
Angela Rogers and Melinda
Sixth grade: Eric Bidwell,
Dwayne Flowers, Lisa Fort-

ner, Pam Gortman, Michelle
Martin, Lisa Adams, Mary Jo
Bishop, Lilia Muina, Billy Joe
Smiley, Paul Groom, Preston,
Porter, Buddy Cooper and
Laura King.


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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 1980


THE STAR, Port St.. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 1980 PAGE FIVE

*Davis Goes to

Jail for 25 Years

Chumney Found Innocent

Chester F. Davis was found Boo" Bass of Wewahitchka. burglary charge and 15 years
guilty last Thursday in Circuit The two trials were the only in jail for the sexual battery
Court of burglary of a dwelling ones which went to court in a charge, with the sentences to
and sexual battery and Tom- docket of 14 cases. run concurrently. There was
my Chumney was found in- Circuit Judge Fred Turner no pre-sentence investigation
nocent of a charge of man- assessed a penalty against in the case since Davis was
slaughter in the killing of "Boo Davis of 25 years in jail for the already ol parole for similar
charges in Walton County.
A jury found Tommy Chum-
ney innocent in the shooting
death of Bass, ruling that
Chumney had shot in self
defense. Chumney was re-
Four of the cases on the
docket were continued to the
January 19 session of court.
These included, Raymond F.
Gross, burglary of a struc-
Sture; Larry Garganus, ag-
gravated assault against a
police officer; William F.
Rogers, burglary and Michael
Dunn, dealing in stolen pro-
[Two of those charged failed
to appear in court and capias
summons were issued against
them. Failing to appear to
r answer charges were: Gene
Franklin, obtaining lodging
with intent to defraud and
Darrell A. Gaskin, burglary.
Four of the cases were
dismissed by the court. These
O he lssi.i)s of i i e b included: Charles Causey, ag-
Iof Ili. Ih,;l'! hrot'gravated assault; Richard A.
oatUr -I)(' h hol J('lr Ihr~, h! Chambers; grand theft; Mack
The Staff at Arthur Hall, accessory to
Burglary and Leon G. Leslie,
accessory to burglary.
Aline's Coiffures Joe Frank Stephenson en-
'A line s C Jiffu tered a plea of guilty to a
lesser charge of aggravated
assault with a firearm before
his case, charging him with
attempted murder, went to

Star Will

Be Early

Next Week
The Star will come to you
a day early again next
week, as the newspaper
will be printed a day early
because of the New Year
holiday period, in which the
Post Office will not deliver
mail, along with The Star,
on our normal mail date.
Again, the publishers
must ask that all advertis-
ing and news copy be in our
office by Monday noon, in
order that the paper may
be prepared for printing in
time to meet the advanced
publication date.
The Star does this each
year to give our employees
some time off around the
holidays so we may enjoy
them more. We hope you
enjoy your holidays as
much as we plan to enjoy

Id Sou
BACON b. 99

PAGE SIX THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 1980

Sharks Maintain Perfect Record With Tourney Wins

Port St. Joe's basketball
Sharks are still undefeated as
they take a Christmas break
-in their season.
The Sharks won both of their
games in a Christmas tour-
:nament last Friday and Satur-
:day, defeating Trinity of
:Montgomery, Ala., in the
:preliminary and Mosley of
XPanama City in the cham-
:pionship game Saturday

The Sharks put their sharp-
shooters to work Friday night
to dump the Trinity team,
76-57. The Trinity team,
coached by Port St. Joe's Ken
Whittle just couldn't handle
the Sharks, who out-scored the
Trinity team in every quarter.
Ricky Larry led the Shark
attack with 22 points. John
Pittman added 21 and Jerry

Filmore had 19 for the Sharks.
Williams led the Trinity
team with his 21 points.
Score by quarters:
Port St. Joe 14 20 17 25-76
Trinity 12 12 14" 19-57
PORT ST. JOE-Larry, 9-2-
22; Pittman, 10-1-21; Givens,
0-0-0; Thomas, 0-0-0; Garland,
3-2-8; Filmore, 9-1-19; Pace,
2-0-4; Jenkins, 1-0-2.

Tupelo Soil Conservation

Dist. Reports Good Year

TRINITY-Stewart, 3-1-7;
Williams, 9-3-21; Portis, 6-0-
12; Holding, 2-0-4; Nesbitt,
2-3-7; McDowin, 1-0-2; How-
ard, 1-2-4; Brooks, 0-0-0; Tank-
ersley, 0-0-0.
In the preliminary game
Friday night, the Dolphins
edged the Wewahitchka Ga-
tors, 53-49, to earn a chance at
the Sharks for the champion-
ship Saturday night.
The Gators' Bowers put 15
points on the board and
Borntrager added 14. Taunton
was the only other Gator

scoring in double figures with
12 points.
Mosley's Clayton and Mike
led the winner's scoring with
17 and 16 points respectively.
The Gators had a slim 28-25
lead at half-time, but a last
period surge by the Dolphins
and a cold third quarter by the
Gators spelled defeat for the

Bowers, 7-1-15; Taunton, 5-2-
12; Jones, 2-0-4; Nobles, 0-0.
MOSLEY-Rybsky, 2-4-8;
Clayton, 8-0-16; White, 0-0-0;
Levans, 04-00; Destival, 0-0-0;
Reed, 1-0-2; Goodin, 0-1-1;
Kelly, 3-2-8; Mike, 8-1-17;
Bruson, 0-0-0; Schrenker, 0-1-
1; Lindsey, 0-0-0.

Gators. Saturday night, the Sharks
Score by quarters: bumped the Dolphins, 49-47 to
Wewa 14 14 8 13-49 win the tournament. The
Mosley 12 13 10 18-53 Sharks were behind going into
WEWAHITCHKA Born- the lastperiod, after produc-
trager, 2-4-8; Grice, 3-0-6; ing only nine points in the

third period. The last period
was the Dolphin's turn to go
cold, aided by a stiff Shark
defense, while the Sharks
poured 14 points through the
nets to erase their four point
Jerry Pittman forced a
crucial jump ball in the final
seconds of the game under the
Mosley goal to preserve the
Shark victory..
Pittman and Jerry Filmore
led the Shark scoring with 15
points each. Ricky Larry
added 13.

Donald Clayton led the
Dolphins with 16 points.
Score by quarters:
Port St. Joe 14 12 9 14-49
Mosley 10 16 13 8-47
PORT ST. JOE-Larry, 5-3-
13; Pittman, 6-3-15; Givens,
0-0-0; Thomas, 1-0-2; Garland,
2-0-4; Filmore, 7-1-15; Jen-
kins, 0-0-0.
MOSLEY-Rybczyk, 0-00;
Clayton, 7-2-16; Briggs, 1-0-2;
Evans, 5-0-10; Goodin, 1-02;
Kelly, 2-0-4; Mike, 4-3-11;
Schrenker, 1-0-2; Brunson,
0-00; Lindsey, 0-0.

The Tupelo Soil and Water There
Conservation District filed its conserv
annual report this week, re- district.
porting an active year of soil Aro
'and water conservation im- tAppror
provements. vices of
The Conservation District vices
was formed in October, 1946, the past
acres in
by the people of Gulf County meant tre
:fr the purpose of providing tions
,an organized procedure for as-
sisting individuals with agri- The di
cultural and non-agricultural servatio
problems which are related to acres an
soil and water conservation. 1,101 ac
The district now covers 13 hayland,
counties. and recr


are 11 soil and water
ation boards in the

aimately 70 coopera-
me furnished the ser-
the district through
year with some 1,200
evolved in improve-
atments and applica-

istrict provided con-
in planning on 101
Id adequately treated
res of pasture and
cropland, woodland
nationn lands.

The district supervisors feel
their highlight has been mak-
ing the public familiar with
what the district is trying to
accomplish. Through the in-
formation program, more re-
quests are received each year
for district assistance in re-
lated soil and water conserva-
tion problems.
Terry Smith is the district
conservationist. Gulf County
district officials include:
Hugh Semmes, Lewis Jamer-
son, Lloyd Whitfield, Otis
Davis, Jr. and Joe Thomas.

Services Held for Mrs. Myrle Davis

MMrs. Myrtle Davis, 83, of Senk, Orlando, Fla., Mrs. Joe, and Mrs. Lois Tho
Port St. Joe, died in Orlando Sophia Webb, Tampa; three DonalsQqpville, Ga.; s
;Wednesday. She is survived sisters, Mrs. E.J. Rich, and grandchildren. Funeral
iy two saughters, Mrs. Sara Mrs. Sally Hill both of Port St. ices were held Saturday
a.m. at the First Prebyte
Church of Port St. Joe
S. Rev. John Stuart official
Interment was in the P
Cemetery near Blakely, G
3 p.m.
St. Clair Funeral Home
in charge of all arrangemf

Many gifts are wished for you: Son of Wewa
good health, good cheer, good Resident Die
friends and family near.
Ronald Wayne God
43, a resident of New Orl
La., passed away sudd
Tuesday morning at his h
He was a native of Carrab
and lived in Panama Ci
number of years prio
moving to New Orleans a
months ago. he was empl
1ky,+16-A- Vy '^fRVr

at 10


S .

ty a
r to
i few

by me Army Corp uof Engin-
eers, and worked on the
Dredge Boat U. S. Langfitt.
Survivors include; his wife,
Mrs. Shirley M. Godwin, New
Orleans; one son: David God-
win, New Orleans, 'three
daughters: Carol Boone, Nor-
man, Oklahoma, Rhonda Sue
Godwin, Panama City, Teresa
Godwin, New Orleans, his
mother, Mrs. Mary Barlow,
Wewahitchka, one grandchild,
Lee Walker, Norman, Okla-
homa, two step brothers,
Bobby Barlow, Wewahitchka,
Joe Barlow, Chapman, Ala.
Funeral services were held
at 2:00 p.m. CST Friday at the
Cypress Creek Baptist
Church, conducted by the Rev.
Cicero Tucker, and the Rev.
Fred Melvin. Intermerit fol-
lowed in the family plot,
Cypress Creek Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.

Hannon Insurance


Mr. and Mrs. Robert H.
Beatty have announced the
engagement and approaching
marriage of their daughter,
Rebecca, to Stephen Kenneth
Norris, son of Mr. and Mrs.
H.W. Norris of Wewahitchka.
The bride-groom is a 1979
gradaute of Wewahitchka
High School and is presently
employed at St. Joe Paper
The bridegroom-elect is a
1978 graduate of Wewahitchka
High School and is presently
employed at St. Joe Paper
The wedding will be held
January 2,1981, at6:30 p.m. at

the First Baptist Church of
Wewahitchka. No local invi-
tations are being sent but all
friends and relatives of the
couple are invited to attend.
Grandparents of the bride-
elect are Mr. and Mrs. Perry
L. Ludlam and Mr. and Mrs.
Leroy Stephens of Wewa-
hitchka and Mr. and Mrs.
Andy Lovrencic of Washing-
ton, Pa.
Grandparents of the groom-
elect are Mr. and Mrs. W.H.
Norris of St. Mathews, South
Carolina and Mr. and Mrs.
W.C. Bradham of Sumter,
South Carolina.


Rebecca Beatty to Wed Mr. Norris

House Plants Often Meet Bad

Growing Conditions In Winter

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 1980


The Fitst
Pentecostal Holiness Church
Invites You to Worship with Them
EnesAt A. Barr, Pastor
SUNDAY SCHOOL ..................... 9:45AM
MORNING WORSHIP .................. 11:00AM
EVENINGWORSHIP ................. 7:00PM
WEDNESDAYNIGHT ................. 7:00 PM


Even as Wise Men sought out the
Holy Babe so long ago,
Let wise men now, seek the peace
He gave to all mankind.


House plants often are con-
fronted with adverse growing
conditions during the winter
months. The following are key
factors in keeping plants
healthy, particularly during
All house plants must have
light. The best light is a
southeastern exposure of filt-
ered, never direct sunlight.
Attempt to locate the plant in
a permanent location, as
constant moving exposes
plants to changing light con-
ditions. Too much light or
direct light often courses burn-
ing of plant foliage.
House plants are often over-
watered while. a few may be
under watered. Try to water
as the plant needs it. The best
key to watering is to allow the
top of the soil in the pot to
become fairly dry prior to
watering, then water well,
soaking the soil. Most house

plants, depending on size of
pot, location, type of soil and
size of plant will need weekly
waterings. A lack of water will
cause yellowing and wilting of
plants. However, these same
symptoms are characteristic
of too much water. If leaves
are wilted due to lack of
water, they will become turgid
after a good watering. If the
leaves do not become turgid
after a watering, then pro-
bobly too much water has
been given over a period of
time causing damage to the
root system.
Winter heat in homes is
often very hard on house
plants. The ideal temperature
for most plants in the home is
from 65 to 75 degrees during
the day, and 55 to 65 degree
night temperature. Avoid
placing plants near heat sour-
Humidity or moisture in.the
air is necessary and beneficial
to most tropical house plants.
A 40 to 60 percent relative
humidity is ideal, yet this
cannot be provided in homes
during winter, as heating
systems dry out the air. To
increase the indoor humidity
for time to time, syringe the
plants foliage with a fine
spray of water. Another
method of increasing the
humidity is placing the pots on
gravel, which is covered with
water. Place the pots on the
pebbles, being certain that the
bottoms are not sitting in the
House plants must have a
loose, well-drained soil. Pack-
ed soils should be lessened
from time to time, being sure
not to drainage the root
system. Plan to repot plants in
spring when growing con-
ditions are best.
Most house plants require
little fertilization during the
winter since rapid growth is
not made'at this time. Feeding
once every two months will be
adequate for most plants.
Avoid drafts and provide
fresh air. Plants do not like
locations which expose them
to cold or hot air, They also
suffer from gas fumes and
products of incomplete com-
bustion, which makes fresh
air essential during winter.
Clean the plant's foliage by
washing with warm water.
You may add a drop or two of
detergent to the water for
cleaning the leaves. Rinse
washed leaves with clear
water to remove soap film.


We will be

closed Thursday,

December 25

MERRY Uto share

CHRISTMAS Christmas Day
with our


We will be. open Friday
tuo .serve you
at the usual hours

May your day be blessed

with joy and peace

Florida First National Bank
at Port St. Joe
504 Monument Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (904) 229-8282
Member FDIC



Final wedding plans for
Carolynn Besore and Travis
Scott Burge have been an-
The wedding will be an
event of December 27, at 6:00
in the evening at the First
Baptist Church of Port St. Joe.
All friends and relatives of
the couple are invited to
Rev. Bill Heaton will be
officiating the ceremony.

Opera to be

Humperdink's holiday fav-
orite, "Hansel and Gretel,"
will be the first live broad-
cast of the 1980-81 Metropoli-
tan Opera Broadcast season
on Saturday afternoon, Dec-
ember 27, at 1:00 pm CT. It
will be heard locally over
radio station WKGC-FM90.
The cast will include Jud-
ith Blegen as Gretel; Branda
Boozer, in her Metropolitan
Opera broadcast debut, as
Gertrude; Rosalind Elias as
the Witch; and Allan Monk
as Peter. Richard Woitach
will conduct. The opera will
be performed in"English.
As the opera is in two acts,
there will be a single inter-
mission feature, Opera Quiz.
It is particularly approp-
riate for "Hansel and Gre-
tel" to be the first live
braodcast of the 1980-81
season, since it was on
Christmas Day, 1931, that
"Hansel and Gretel" became
the first complete opera ever
to be broadcast live from the
WKGC-FM 90 is non-profit,
non-commercial, and is a
service of Gulf Coast Com-
munity College.

Wedding Cancelled
The wedding of Miss Bar-
bara Sue Brown and Jay
Stevens, scheduled for Jan-
uary 2, 1981, has been cancel-

Five Place

In Library

Four Port St. Joe and one
Wewahitchka person received
mentions from the Northwest
Regional Library System this
past week for their efforts in a
writing contest sponsored by
the library system.
The prizes were awarded in
a creative writing competi-
tion, with categories in adult
short story writing, children's
short story and poetry.
Port St. Joe writers receiv-
ing certificates in the competi-
tion were Laura Collings-
worth, Bill White Eagle, Joel
Strait and Margaret Biggs.
The Wewahitchka winner was
Virginia Roberts, who receiv-
ed a second place and an
honorable mention placement.


All the blessings of this
holy season be yours!


West Florida Gas Company




PAGE EIGHT THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 1980

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The first home now for sale in Gulf Aire.
Deluxe 3 bdrm., 2 bath, carpeted, drapes,
fireplace, cathedral ceiling, central h&a.
Large existing mortgage can be assumed.
By appointment only.

Owner Says Sell Now! Price reduced from
$44,500 to $39,000. This solid home as 1,920 sq. .
ft. It would cost $57,600 today to build brand
new at $30 a square foot, not counting the lot
and a half in an excellent location. Land area
totals 127% ft. on Garrison and is 180' deep.
Room for large garden, swimming pool,
tennis court or whatever. If you need more
room, a nicer home, or change in locale, this
is a real bargain. 1101 Garrison. No. 102


NEW LISTING: Ideal home
for newlyweds, retired, or
small family. Clean and
neat as a pin, 2 bdrm., 1 ba.
hardwood floors, with built
ins. This home has been well
maintained. Beautiful 125'x
170' lot with a boat house
and storage bldg. Assum-
able loan and owner will
finance balance after small
down pmt. Call to see this
one today. 521 10th St.
$22,500. No. 105.

Homemakers dream-3
bdrm., 1h ba. home, fully
carpeted, separate dining
rm., Ig. den, has drapes,
refrig., stove & dishwasher.
Nice large lot. 1910 Cypress
Ave. Assume existing loan
or refinance at $37,500. No.

Payments on this 3 bdrm, 1
ba. home are only $138.77
monthly. Take advantage of
Owning your own home. The
rooms are large and have
-been recently painted.
There's 1,111 sq. ft. of living
.area. Owner will finance at
10 percent interest. 523
-Third St. No. 111.
itargainrior handyman. 3
bdrm., 11 ba. fenced yd,
unique design. Assumable
loan. With a little elbow
grease this could be a show-
place. $19,500. 1508 Long
Ave. No. 113
Corner lot with nice 3
bdrm., 2 ba. house. Lg. liv.
rm & comfortable den.
Chain link fence, stor. shed,
shallow well and pump. 619
Marvin Ave. $37,500. No. 104

Take root in a 2 bdrm, 1 ba.
home on fenced lot. Liv. rm.
with fireplace, din. rm, re-
modeled kitchen, utility
house in back, new cen. h&a'
Call for more info. 527 10th
St. $25,000. No. 106

Beautiful executive home
on THREE landscaped lots.
3 Ig. bdrms, 28' liv. rm.,
garage and double carport.
Lots of extras, including Ig.
screened Fla. rm. and 2
workshops. 602 17th St. No.
107. $59,500.
Nice shady city lot, 516 7th
5287th St. 2 bdrms., plus 1
small child's rm, 1 ba., liv.
rm with fireplace, dining &
kitchen combo, front
screened porch, unfurnish-
ed. $17,000.
Excel. opportunity for a
Young couple to own their
own home and have. income
from the property paying
the mortgage. 3 furnished
rental units in addition to
main house. Owner financ-
ing available. Come find out
the details! $46.00. No. 100.

Executive Home.: 2 story, 4
bdrm., 2 ba., carpeting,
outstanding quality drapes,
Ig. lot, fireplace, 2 car
garage, cen. h&a. Shown by
appt. only to qualified buy-
ers. One of the nicest homes
in town.

Two beautiful acre lots at
Wetappo Estates, not far
from the Canal. No mobile
homes. Financing avail-
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Beautiful brand new 3 bdrm
2 ba. home on 6 private
acres. Modern "country"
living at its best. Priced in
the mid '50's. No. 012


2 lots, chain link fence,
grass, landscaping, storage
sheds, carport. 12x65' mob-
ilehome in excel. cond. with
cen. h&a. A most comfort-
able arrangement. No. 110.
4 bdrms., 2 kitchens, could
be used at 2 apts. or a
boarding hose. Room ga-
lore for te- entire family,
good gardclaspace and utili-
ty house. Quiet dead end
street. $15,000.00. No. 103.
Clean and sharp, 1 bdrm.
with child's rm, fully furn.
mobile home on corner lot in
Oak Grove. Well insulated,
gas central heat. Owner will
finance, $7,500. No. 108.
Be protected by Century
21's Home Protection Plan
when you purchase this
lovely 8 bdrm, 2 ba., cen.
h&a, fully modern home
only 1 blk. from beach.
$40,000. No. 602.
Observe the beauty of the
Gulf! This newly construct-
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servation deck for viewing
and sunning. 2 bdrms, insul-
ated thruout. Call for more
info. $39,500. No. 601

200' on Intracoastal Canal,
3.7 acres. mile from
paved Hwy. 386. A beautiful
property for anyone who
wants to tie up his boat in
his own backyard. $30,000.
No. 800.

Price cut $10,000.00 for 8.5
acres on Hwy. 386 near
Overstreet. Cleared. Wants
to sell. Owner will finance
. No. 802.

Almost 2 acres fronting on
Wetappo Creek. High and
dry with horseshoe bank
overlooking creek. Owner
may subdivide. $27,000. No.
Shady lot at Howard Creek.
Just a few minutes walk
from the boat landing.
$3,000. No. 805
Perfect acre in Overstreet
for your new home. High, no
marsh. Not far from the
Intracoastal Canal. $3,500.
No. 806

Approx. 1 acres, located
at Mexico Beach. City water
available. No. 801.

5 miles south of Wewa, off of
Hwy. 71, cute 3 bdrm., 1 ba.
frame house located on good
size lot, utility shed goes
with house, gas heat, 2 a.c.
window units, very clean &
well kept. Great price at
only $18,000.

Mobile home for sale. 24'x
56'. 3 bdrm., 2 ba., partially
furnished, cen. h&a, excel.
cond. Only $12,500. No. 021.

This 1/ acres is already
fenced in with a new chain
link fence. Raise your own
food in an ex. Ig. garden
spot. The exceptionally Ig.
kitchen is 12'x18' with a new
range & refrig., dbl. sink
and new butcher block coun-
ter top. 3 of the 4 bdrms. are
12x14', the other one is
14x14. Ideal for the Ig.
family. Call today to see this
lovely home. No. 109.

2 bdrm., 1 ba. trailer with
woodburning fireplace and
outdoor patio located on
beautifully landscaped lot
and a half with many fruit
bearing trees. Can be seen
by appt. $23,000. No. 200.

3 bdrm., 2 ba. beauty on 2
lots, extra insulation thru-
out, carport, storage bldg.,
chain link fence. Less than 2
yrs. old. Will sell below re-
placement cost. (Ponce de
Leon). $47,500. No. 204

This most attractive beach
home is located 1 blk. from
beach and is priced to sell. 2
bdrms., 1 ba., liv. rm., din.
rm., kitchen, cen. heat, well
insulated, utility house and
fenced in back area. Canal
St. $22,500. No. 205.

Absolutely immaculate,
charming beach cottage,
professionally decorated &
ully furnished with superb
taste. 2 bdrm., 1 ba. and kit-
chen is a homemaker's
dream. On stilts among the
pines. 75'x150' lot. $38,950.
No. 206

Use your own skills and
imagination to complete a
partially finished house. 3
bdrms., 1% ba., liv. rm, din.
rm, garage with utility rm.,
only 1 block from beach. Ad-
jacent corner lot also avail-
able. $19,000. No. 207
Super nice beach cottage, 2
bdrm. den, or 3 bdrm., 2
ba. on U. S. 98, across from
beach. Unique design. Car-
pet & vinyl floors. Lg. utili-
ty rm, board privacy fence.
Sharpest cottage on beach.
$42,500. No. 208
Need more room? Beautiful
beige brick home on east
side of Hwy. 98. Lovely nat-
ural wood interior. 3 Ig.
bdrms., 2 baths, den with
magnificent view of Gulf.
Huge bay windows, sun
deck. Fenced dog run. 25'
kitchen-dining rm., util. rm,
very Ig. living rm with fire-
place. No. 209.

SACRIFICE, Owner says to
reduce the price on this 3
bdrm., 1% ba. mobile home
located on a 75x150 lot, 1%
blks. from the beach. It was
$12,500 now $10,500 for a
quick sale. Don't miss this
super bargain. Present loan
can be assumed. No. 201.
75'x150' lot, 1 blocks from
beach, includes well, septic
tank, and power pole. Nice
garden spot, ready to move
your mobile home on. No.
Business for Sale: Con-
venience store, St. Joe
Beach, corner Bay & Ameri-
cus. 1,536 sq. ft., 10 door
walk-in cooler, paved drive e-
way on 1/ lots with con-
crete slab ready for expan-
sion or other business. Call
for details. No. 700

30'x90' commercial lot on
corner of Reid Ave. & 5th St.
Across alley from City Hall.
Priced right and owner will
finance. $12,000. No. 703

31/ acres, close to town,
with store bldg., fully equip-
ped, including Ig. commer-
cial cooler, counters and is-
land shelving. Plenty of
room for expansion. Owner
may finance. Make offer.
No. 701.


We're Here


This spacious house has 3
roomy bdrms. with dbl.
closets in ea. rm, 1 ba., liv.
rm, kitchen & din. combo,
den, single car garage, utili-
ty rm. $29,500. No. 500.

Plenty of rm, indoor and
outdoor. 4 bdrm. unfurn.
home on over acre of
good land. Pecan tree,
grape arbor and chain link
fence. Extra liv. rm. & bath
apt. adjoining. Big plus is a
barn, 2-story. Equip. to
farm Ig. garden area. All
this for only $28,000. No. 501.

Valuable property on beacn
side--3rd lot from beach!
Completely furnished dup-
lex on 28th St. 1 bdrm., 1 ba.
on each side. Call for more
info'. $47,000. No. 401
Live within walking dis-
tance of beach in a furn. 2
bdrm., 1 ba. mobil home
on 75'x112' corner lot. Utili-
ty shed in back with wash-
ing machine. 2 blks. from
beach at a nice affordable
low price-$17,500. No. 402.
2 bdrm. comfortable well
built home 1% blocks from
beach. Carpeted, refrig. &
stove, cen. heat, on 50x125'
lot. $24,500. No. 405 .
2-3 bdrm. mobile home on
attractive fenced lot 2 blks.
from beach. Completely fur-
nished including washer &
TV. EXTRA 56' screened
rch! EXTRA 40' boat
house. Available immedi-
ately. No. 406.

A Ig. selection of excel.
bldg. lots in Mexico Beach,
St. Joe Beach, Beacon Hill,
plus Gulf Aire lots. No. 900.
Gulf Aire Excel. invest-
ment potential. Buy now,
build later or let it increase
in value each year. Only a
few front lots left.
168' Gulf front, 164' on U.S.
98, over 250' deep. Ideal for
investment or unique loca-
tion for a beach home. No.
Two gorgeous dry acres of
tall pines and shrubbery
with 205' fronting on the
highway and bay. Just be-
yond the old salt works
marker. Owner will sell all
or 100' either side. Finan-
cing available. No. 10
70' on the Gulf, ideal build-
ing site, beautiful beach for
front yd., no traffic, great
surf and fishing. Bargain at
$14,000. No. 11
3 bdrm., 2%z ba. on 2
fenced lots-plenty of rm.-
lots total 125' front by 100'
deep. Peaceful quiet loca-
tion 3 blks. from U. S. 98. 3rd
Ave. between 4th & 5th
2 story house with sun deck
on U.S. 98, gives you a
beautiful view of the Gulf.
Completely furns. deluxe 4
bdrm., 2 ba. home. Ready
for occupancy. $65,000. No.

New Listing: 3 bdrm., 1 ba.
mobile home, on 2 beautiful
high & dry lots in Beacon
Hill, property completely
enclosed wth a wooden
fence, plenty of space for
kids or dogs. $25,000. No.

1067 sq. ft. living area plus
enclosed garage. New
house, stone & stucco out-
side. Carpeted & vinyl thru-
out. Beautiful barn wall
panelling. 3 bdrm., 2 ba.,
modern kitchen includes
built-in range and wall over,
dishwaser. Located on 100x
165' lot on Charles Ave. Can
be seen anytime. Call today.
No. 022.

PATTY MILLER, Realtor Assoc.

JIM CLEMENT 648-5482
Realtor Associate Associate

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

1829 Hwy. 98 MEXICO BEACH

Two bedroom house in Oak
Grove, $7,500.00. Call 769-8826
in Panama City or 229-8254.
4tc 12-4

For Sale by Owner: 3 bdrm.
block house with 2 baths.
Located on Long Ave. near
schools. For more information
call 227-1313 after 5 p.m.
tfc 11-14

Beacon Hill, two lots, fenced
yard 3 bdrm., 1 b. double
wide trailer. $25,000. 229-6961
or 648-8971. tfc9-25

Lot for sale by owner at
Selma Street, St. Joe Beach.
75x180' plus. Call 648-8954.
tfc 12-25

If you are a home owner, you
could be eligible to borrow up
to $50,000 and you could use
the money for any purpose.
Call us today 769-1535 James
H. Crews, Licensed Mortgage
Broker, 6242 E. Hwy. 98,
Panama City. tfc 12-4

The V.F.W. will meet every
second Tues. and fourth Thur-
sday of each month at Paul-
ine's Rest. at7 p.m. tfc 5-31

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

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

The Disabled American Vet-
erans, Port St. Joe Chapter 62,
will meet the first Tuesday
and third Thursday of each
month at 7 p.m. at Pauline's
Restaurant. tfc 9-4

Large 2 bedroom trailer at
St. Joe Beach for rent. 229-8929
or 648-5306. tfc 12-18

For Lease: downtown Apa-
lachicola store building,
approx. 1,000 sq. ft. Call 653-
9656 for information. 3tc 12-4

Thames Hotel, day, weekly,
monthly rates. 302 Reid Ave.
229-8723. tfc 11-13

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

Furnished 2 bdrm. house,
auto. heat, no pets; furnished
large one bdrm. apt., auto
heat, no pets. 229-6777 after 7
pm. tfc 11-8

For carpets cleaned the way
professionals do it-at a frac-
tion of the cost, rent Rinse N
Vac, the portable steam car-
pet cleaning system. Avail-
able at Western Auto, phone
227-1105, 219 Reid Ave.
tfc 3-16

2 furnished apartments,
Main St., Wewahitchka. 639-
5843. tfc 10-23


Mexico Beach
St. Joe Beach
Furnished cottages,
from $140 per mo. to
$300 mo.
Marguerite Wainwright
900B E. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach

Two bedroom apt. and
campers for rent on Beach. By
day, week, month or year. Ski
Breeze Camp Sites. Call 229-
6105. tfc 11-20

Extra Orange Bowl ticket.
Best offer. 227-1364.

To Buy or Sell
For Gulf or Bay counties. Call
collect 871-1649 or write Dist.
Sales Mgr. Margaret Rick-
man, P. O. Box 10403, Parker,
FL 32401. tfc 8-21

1977 Marietta mobile home,
2 bdrm, 2 ba., Ig. master
bdrm. with double vanity and
stepdown tub in bath, cen. air,
economical nat. gas heater &
range. Will sell furnished if
desired. 229-6758 or 648-5063.
tfc 10-23

Need someone to care for
elderly lady nights, some
days. 229-8625. Itp 12-25

Want to buy lot for mobile
home. Write to Fred Robert-
son, Rt. 2, Box 245, Lot 25, Gulf
Breeze, FL 32561, or phone
932-5927. 4tp12-4


Own a Western Wear Store
and capitalize on the hottest
fashion trend for men and
women. Now you can have
your own extremely profitable
business featuring western
shirts, hats, belts and buckles,
jeans, boots, etc. by more than
150 famous names such as ...
Levi's, Wrangler, Lee, Calvin
Klein, Acme, Dingo, H-Bar-C
and Rockmount Ranchwear.
Inventory, Fixtures, Supplies,
Training plus an exciting
Grand Opening can be yours
for only $19,500 complete. For
full details call Mr. Courtney
904-733-6959 COLLECT.
2t 1-15

If you would like to have
your car or truck washed by
Christmas, call 227-1573.
Itp 12-25

24 Hr. Service
Residential, Commercial,
Rewiring, Repairs, Ser-
vice Change.
1406 Long Ave.
tfc 11-13

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

Septic Tank Cleaning
Phone 229-8007
tfe 11-30

Supplies & Service
Call 648-8363
tfc 8-21

Psychological services for
anyone with problems in day-
to-day living. Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Port St. Joe.
227-1145. (24 hrs.)

Church Supplies
Music Records Tapes
Rubber Stamps
Hospital & Funeral Flowers
Gifts Bibles
Gifts Bibles
Sound Studio Recording

115 Hunter St., Oak Grove
Port St. Joe, Fla.

' -frfa.^Of- f~fd'49fd

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 237.081, Florida Statutes, the Gulf
County school Board, by action approved at its meeting on December 19, 1980, a
tentative 1980-81 Gulf County School Board Budget, a summary of which budget is
hereinafter set forth. The proposed ad valorem tax millage levies are 6.274 for the
Operating Budget, 1.00 for Capital Improvement, and .713 for Debt Service.
The Gulf County School Board shall meet on December 29, 1980, at 5:00 P.M.,
E.S.T., at the School Board Meeting Room, Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe,
Florida, for the purpose of a public hearing concerning the aforesaid tentatively
.adopted budget.
A. Balances on hand beginning of year: 1. Cash .............. $ 13,190.54
B. Receipts, State and Federal .............................. $3,099,954.23
Local Funds ........................................... 882,459.00
Other Sources ............................................. 145,185.00
TOTAL RECEIPTS AND BALANCES ..................... $4,140,788.77
C. Proposed Expenditures:
1. Instructional Services ... ........................ $2,325,763.36
2. Instructional Media ................... .. .. ..... ... 250,821.76
3. General Administration ..................... ....... 290,603.43
4. School Administration .............................. 332,043.00
5. Fiscal Services ...................................... 79,063.00
6. Transportation Services ................................ 218,202.00
7. Operation Services ..... .............................. 307,923.00
8. Maintenance Services ................................. 128,941.00
9. Central Services ............. ........... ...... .... 9,629 .7
10. 'Community Services .................................. 12,000.00
OUTGOING TRANSFERS ............................ 89,366.06
RESERVES ..................................... 96,431.41
A. Cash Balance' ....................................... $ 315,783.62
B. Receipts:
State Sources ................. .................... .. .. 308.908.20
Local Sources .............................................. 98,525.00
Incoming Transfers ................................. .. 59,376.06
C. Proposed Expenditures:
Debt Service ........................ ...... ........ $ 416.314.01
Outgoing Transfers ..................................... 51825.00
Balances ................................................... 314,453.87
A. Balances ................................ .... ....... $ 792,043.28
B. 1. Anticipated Receipts, State & Local .................... 304,046.57
2. Reserve for Encumbrances ................. ...... 37,479.63
TOTAL RECEIPTS AND BALANCES ...................... $1,133,569.48
C. Proposed Expenditures:
1. Total Capital Outlay ........... .. ............. .... $1,133,260.82
2. Balance .......... :.......................... ... 308.66
A. Balance .......................................... .. $. 19,535.43
B. 1. Anticipated Receipts, State & Federal ................. 501,716.73
2. Local Sources ............................. ... .... 140,000.00
TOTAL RECEIPTSAND BALANCES .................. .... $ 661,252.16
C. Proposed Expenditures .............................. ..... 374,095.09
Federal ........................................... .... 249,316.73
Reserves .......... ......... .................. ...... 3.7,840.34
TOTALLUNCHROOM EXPENDITURES .............. ... $ 661,252.16

A. District Operating ............ 6.274
B. Capital Improvement ......... 1.000
C. Debt Service ................. 713 """
TOTAL .....................7.987 l
Complete details of each separate part of the school budget summarized
above are on file and are available for public inspection at the office of the County
Superintendent of Schools at the County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, and will be
available for such public hearing together with all supporting statements and
information. All interested persons are cordially invited to participate in this
public hearing and discuss the School Program and budget for this County for the
ensuing year.
BY: B. WALTER WILDER, Superintendent
It 12-25

Will do babysitting or house
cleaning, Monday Friday.
227-1393. Itp 12-25

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


Sears Catalog Sales

Leon Pollock, Owner
410 Reid Avenue

PQrt St. Joe Beach
Gunsmithing Blueing
New & Used Guns Scopes
tfc 10-2

Alcoholics Anonymous
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Sunday 4:00 P.M. EST
St. James Episcopal Church

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

Call 229-8939 or 648-5306
tfc 8-14


"lhmnk it was something I of*e"

kills bugs for
up to six months,
and saves you about $100 yearly
in costly pest control services.
Use of Sprayer free with4
purchase of Rid-A-Bug
306 Reid Avenue |
Port StL Joe, Florida

-I I I I I -- -- i--r

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PAGE NINE THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 1980


Tri-Rivers Waterway Dev-
elopment Association will hold
its 1981 annual membership
meeting at the Capital City
Country Club in Tallahassee
at 6 p.m., January 22.
It will be the first time in
more than ten years that the
three-state association has
held its biggest event of the
year in Florida.
Attendance is open to every-

one. However, resei
$15 each, must b
advance by conta
Tri-Rivers office al
2232; Dothan, Ala.
(205) 792-8611. The
tion fee covers coc
Tom C. Parry, p
Mississippi Chem
pany will be feature
Col. Alfred McDona

Waterway Group Meeting In 1

rvations at district engineer with the of the cost and fuel savings of Cooperatives, Agricultural system. The Board of Direct-
e paid in Mobile District, U. S. Army barge transportation. Cooperative Development In- ors will meet briefly im-
acting the Corps of Engineers, will re- Parry is a native of Moultrie ternational, the Potash and mediately after the dinner
t P.O. Box port on the status of the and holds a business degree Phosphate Institute, Graduate meeting.
S36302 or Apalachicola-Chattahoochee- from the University of Institute of Cooperative Bishop said the meeting is
e registra- Flint Waterway, and mem- Georgia. He worked with Leadership, Mississippi being held in Tallahassee this
tails and bers of the three-state gov- Ernst and Ernst, Certified Foundation of Independent year to make it easier for
ernors' task force are ex- Public Accountants in Atlanta Colleges, Andrew Jackson Florida members and guests
resident of pected to be present. and later served as comp- Council of Boy Scouts of to participate. He emphasized
ical Com- President E.E. Bishop, Sr. troller of Consolidated Tele- America, Mississippi Eco- that non-members will be
d speaker. of Dothan will serve as master phone Company in Moultrie nomic Council, Yazoo (Miss.) welcome all three sessions, as
ald, deputy of ceremonies, before joining Mississippi Chamber of Commerce and long as reservations are made
Mississippi Chemical Com- Chemical in 1955. He became the Bank of Yazoo City. in advance.
pany operates terminals of the president of the company in Florida directors of the
ACF Waterway at Sneads, 1973. Shippers and towboat opera- association are J.C. Gissen-
Fla.; Bainbridge, Ga.; and The speaker is serving this tors who use the waterway daner, Chattahoochee; E.H.
rch Eufaula, Ala. The company, a year as chairman of the will meet at 4 p.m. with Strickland, Bristol; Alva Mer-
irh cooperative with farmers as Fertilizer Institute. He is also representatives of the Corps of cer, Greenwood; and Ernest
-2 13 members, makes a policy of a member of the board of Engineers and the Coast L. Padgett, Marianna.

locating facilities only along
waterways to take advantage

executive committee of the
National Council of Farmer

Guard to discuss channel
maintenance and the marker

Rev. Corley Speaks to Rotary

Defining Names of Jesus

Rev. Ted Corley, pastor of
the Long Avenue Baptist
Church spoke to the Rotary
Club last Thursday, telling the
Christmas story.
In his address, Rev. Corley
spoke on the significance of
the name of Jesus, saying
"names were very important
to the Hebrews and described
the hopes of parents for their
children for the future".
Rev. Corley pointed out that
Jesus is referred to in the
Bible as "Counselor", "Migh-
ty God", "Prince of Peace",
"Everlasting Father" and
"Jesus", all of which have

significant meanings and in-
terpretations for the salvation
of mankind.
The speaker pointed out,
"All of these names were
given to Jesus by God, him-
self, for a specific purpose,
and that purpose was to
identify His Son as the Saviour
of the World.
The names given Jesus
identify Him as one able to
solve problems, one involved
in the creation of man and the
world, a balm for a world
which doesn't know peace,
and the father of mankind.
The name "Jesus" identifies

- Public Notices -

IN RE: The Estate of
the administration of the
M. Hatcher, deceased, fil
Is pending in the Circuit
County, Florida, Probate
address of which is Gulf
house, Port St. Joe, Flor
Personal Representative
Hatcher, whose address I
58, Wewahitchka, Florid
name- and address of
Representative's attorney
All persons having clain
against the estate are req
of the above Court a written
any claim or demand th

URT OF THE Each claim must be in writing and must
IAL CIRCUIT indicatethe basis of the claim, the name
F COUNTY, and address of the creditor or his agent
or attorney, and the amount claimed. If
IN PROBATE the claim is not yet due, the date when it.
will become due shall be stated. If the
S claim is contingent or unliquidated, the
natureof the uncertainty shall be stated.
STRATION If the claim is secured, the security shall
VING CLAIMS be described. The claimant shall deliver
T THE ABOVE sufficient copies of theclaim to the Clerk
ER PERSONS to enable the Clerk to mail one copy to
ESTATE: each Personal Representative.
IOTIFIED that All persons Interested in the estate to
estate of Mary whom a copy of this Notice of Admini.
e number 80-26 station has been mailed are required
Court of Gulf within THREE (3) MONTHS FROM
County Court. TION OF THIS NOTICE, to file any
ida 32456. The objections they may have that challenge
is Charles H. thequalificationsof the Personal Repre-
s Route 1, Box sentative, or the venue or jurisdiction of
da 32465. The the Court.
ns or demands Date of the first publication of this
ulred WITHIN Notice of Administration: December 18,
FROM THE 1980.

with the Clerk
en statement of
ey may have.

303 Fourth Street

Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Attorney for Personal Represe
Notice is hereby given pun
Florida's Fictitious Name Stat
the undersigned intends to regis
the Circuit Court Clerk, Gulf
Florida, the fictitious trade nam
which the undersigned will be e
in business, as follows:
Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe,
Wayne Parrish, 50 percent, a
Parrish, 50 percent.

Notice is hereby given that pur
Section 865.09, Florida Statu
undersigned persons intend to'
with the Clerktf the Circuit Coi
County, Florida, four weeks a
first publication of this notice,
tious name or trade name under
they will be engaged in business
which said business is to be car
DIRT, 412 Monument Avenue,
Joe, FL 32456.
Owner: Charles H. Stephens,
percent; and Curtis C. Lane, 50 p

The City of Port St. Joe,
requests bids for one (1) Variab
Drive. Specifications may be 0
from the City Clerk's Office, P. C
Port St. Joe, Florida. Bid open
held January 20, 1981, at the
meeting of the City Commisslo
City Auditor-Clerk
BID NO. 260
The City of- Port St. Joe,
requests bids for one (1) Garbag
Specifications may be obtained
City Clerk's Office, P. O. Box A,
Joe, Florida. Bid opening to
January 21, 1981, at the regular
of the City Commission.
City Auditor-Clerk
The City of Port St. Joe,
requests bids for one (1) Motor.
cations may be obtained from
Clerk's Office, P. O. Box A, Port
Florida. Bid opening will I
January 20, 1981. at the regular
of the City Commission.
City Auditor-Clerk

2tc 12-18


suant to IN PROBATE
ute that In Re: The Estate of
County, deceased.
Ronald the administration of the estate of
nd Kay George W. Estridge, deceased, file
number 80-29, is pending in the Circuit
4tc 12-4 Court of Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which Is Gulf
County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida
rsuantto 32456. The Personal Representative is
tes, the Willie Lee Estridge, whose address is P.
register 0. Box 392, Wewahitchka, Florida 32465.
urt, Gulf The name and address of the Personal
ifter the Representative's attorney are set forth
the ficti- below.
er which All persons having claims or demands
s and in against the estate are required WITHIN
D FILL OF THIS NOTICE, to file with the Clerk
Port St. of the above Court a written statement of
any claim or demand they may have.
Sr., 50 Each claim must be in writing and must
percent. indicate the basis of the claim, the name
4t 12-11 and address of the creditor or his agent
or attorney, and the amount claimed. If
the claim is not yet due, the date when it
Florida, will become due shall be stated. If the
le Speed claim is contingent or unliquidated, the
obtained natureof theuncertainty shell be stated.
). Box A, If the claim is secured, the security shall
ng to be be described. The claimant shall deliver
regular sufficient copies of the claim to the Clerk
n. to enable the Clerk to mail one copy to
each Personal Representative.
2t 12-25 All persons interested In the estate to
whom a copy of this Notice of
Administration has been mailed are
Florida, required within THREE (3) MONTHS
Port St. file any objections they may have that
be held challenge the qualifications of the
meeting Personal Representative, or the venue
or jurisdiction of the Court.
Date of the first publication of this
Notice of Administration: December 25,
Florida 1980.
the City
t t. Joe s WILLIAM J. RISH
be held 303 Fourth Street
meeting Port St. Joe Florida 32456
meeting 904-229-8211
Attorney for Personal Representative
2t 12-25
2t 12-25

him as God's salvation for
man's problems.
Guest of the club was Dr.
Rick Morley of Panama City.

New York City's first elec-
tric sign-six stories high
and ablaze with 1,200
lights-was erected in 1900
to advertise Heinz's "57



A Christmas dance featur-
ing "ZEAL" will be held at the
Washington Recreation Cen-
ter on December 25 from 10 to
2 a.m.
ZEAL is a seven piece band
rising into prominence by
naturally being everything the
name implies, on or off stage.
Tickets may be purchased
from members of the Wash-
ington Recreation Board of
Advisors. To reserve a table
call 229-8401 or 229-8559.
All proceeds will go to the
Washington Recreation Cen-
ter program.


Wishing you serenity and happi-
ness this Christmas and always.

The Sub Shop


Came He to earth
with gentle message: Love
brings joy to all!

Early's Hardware

and Building Supply



Hwy. 98 at 31 st St.

Mexico Beach, Fla. 904-648-5777
"Real Estate Specialist for Over 30 Years". Call us for Ji
information on these as well as a large inventory of lots
offered for sale in Mexico Beach and surrounding
areas. Rentals weekly or monthly.

Small mobile home with extra room on Beachside duplex. Good investment. 2
ideal lot. Furnished. 2 blks. from Gulf. bdrm. & 1 bdrm. apt. Completely
Fortner Ave. furnished. Hwy. 98 & 29th St.

New 2 bdrm. duplex on beach side, Great starterhome or vacation retreat.
completely furn. Good rental property Coy m. b. home completely
Cozy 2 bdrm. blk. home, completely
or two family retreat. 41st St. remodeled. Carpet, cypress panelling,

For discriminating 'buyers only. This cement drive, pl. sun deck. Storage
custom built home has all the wanted bldg., kit. appliance. Great location.
features. Lg. rms. includes 3 bdrm., 2 Reasonable priced. 26th St.
ba., 2 car garage, great rm., kitchen,
screen porch, cen. h&ac, on 2 lots. 36th Luxury mobile home, short walk to
St. beach. Sun deck, porch. Must see to
St. appreciate. Priced in the low 20's. 4th
Enjoy magnificent view with unique St.
floor plan designed for living mostly up- Nice and spacious family home on
stairs overlooking the beach. Kit., den c and spaces a 3 bdrm., 2 full bal.,
with fp, 2 bdrm., be. upstairs; 2 bdrm. landscaped lots. 3 bdrm., 2 full bal.,
with, a2 bdrm. band storage d stairm. built in kit., snack bar. Fla. rm., carpet,
. a nd storage downstairs. cen. h&ac, corner Fla. Ave. & 3rd St.

Stilt house, 2 bdrm., near good fishing, Charming permanent or vacation
nice secluded lot not far from beach, home, nice residential area, 3 bdrm.,
nice secludedlot porch, boat house, too many
Hwy. 386A, extras to list. Completely furnished.
"Cadillac of Mobile Homes"-Price re- 20th St.
duced Take advantage of 2 bdrm. duplex, furnished, 1 blk. from
the owner's improvements and begin beach. Furnished. Hwy. 98 at 27th St.
instant living in this homemakers
dream. Furnished, storage bldg., new BEACON HILL
h&ac unit. Must see. 8th St.
New ,sti, Super Buy. On Bluff. Per-
Two story cottage with sun deck, 1 Ig. anent r tvievfiilf. in-
bdrm., equipped kit., heat pump & ac, cludesol r er ,s oea proper-
storage bldg., downstairs unfinished, ty to b1i y 'iomWb-lretreat.
Landscaped lot. Virginia Ave.
Lovely brick home on 3 lots-near Double-wide mobile home on 2 nice lots.
beach. Lg. 4bdrm. 2 ba. with all extras. 3 bdrm. Make an appointment to see
Landscaped, fenced yard. Sea St. this one. Selma Ave.

New Listing. St. Joe. Move your
family into this 3 bdrm. home by paying
small down pmt. and owner financing
at 12 percent interest. House has 9 rms.,
free-standing fireplace, kit. appli. appl.
plus dishwasher, washing machine,
dryer, fenced back yd. and Ig. storage
house. Call for details and appt. 9th St,

Prestigious home on 3 beautifully land-
scaped lots. 3 bdrm. brick construction
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Immaculate, 3 bdrm. frame home on 2
lots in nice neighborhood. Centrally
located to school, churches & town.
McClellan Ave.
Bargain price 3 bdrm. frame home-
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Mini-farm, 3 bdrm., 2 ba., c.b. home.
extra Ig. rms. 5 acres of land, 6 mi.
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Rare Business Opportunity. This in-
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8 unit Motel plus nice 2 bdrm., 2 ba.
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African Methodist Episcopal Chu
146 Avenue C Phone 22
Rev. James W. Williams, Pastor

SUNDAY SCHOOL .................... 9:30
MORNING WORSHIP ................. 11:00
EVENING WORSHIP ................ 6:00

"God Our Father, Christ Our Redeemer,
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Presbyterian Church
Sixteenth Street and Forrest Park Avenue
Phone 227-1756
Study in the Gospels, Wednesday 7:007:45

Welcome to Everyone

Phone 229-6857



We're aglow with good
wishes for you as Christmas
time draws near!

The Finishing Touch

Port St. Joe

The peace of Christmas touches even
the most humble of His creatures.


Clay and Caroline
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 1980

State Gives

Approval of

Property Roll

Acting Property Appraiser
Charles Brock said late last
week that the State Revenue
Department has officially ac-
cepted his latest version of a

Offices Are

Closing for

Port St. Joe will shut
down operations for Christ-
mas Day, with virtually
every business and service
taking the holiday.
The county and city
government operatoins will
begin shutting down Wed-
nesday, when the Port St.
Joe City Hall will be closed.
The City Hall and the Gulf
County Courthouse will
both be closed Thursday
and Friday.
Both centers of govern-
ment will be open for
busienss as usual Monday
and will be closed next
Thursday for the observ-
ance of New Year's Day..

property roll for Gulf County
and the taxing machinery can
begin to get into gear in the
Tax bills have been delayed
for two months because of
failure by the Revenue De-
partment to agree with the
Appraiser's figures as to what
a just property value for Gulf
County is.
Brock said the new TRIM
Bill requires him to send out
letters to each property own-
er, explaining to them what
their property value is and
what taxes will 'be levied
against it during the current
tax year.
The letters will also contain
the dates of hearings set by
taxing bodies in the county,
where the final version of
village to be levied will be
aired in a public meeting.
"We can't get the letters out
until the taxing bodies get us
their certified millage rate",
Brock said, estimating the
village rates would be in his
office within a two week
The letters should be sent
out within two weeks and that
will start the tax billing
process into motion.



The Thursday Night Bowl-
ing League had a covered dish
Christmas Party December 18
and bowled with the following
On lanes one and two Pepsi
Cola won three from Earley's
Hardware. Pat Sasser's 168
was high and 45 pins over her
average. Team mate Kathy
Simmons had a 166 game and

463 series. They bowl for
Pepsi. On Earley's Wanda
Pate had a 163 game (36 pins
over her average) and 429
series. Joyce Gainous had a
153 game and Margie Martin's
120 game was 24 pins over her

Murphy's won four from
Dollar General on lanes three
and four. Lou Mork was high
for Murphy's with 179 game
and 474 series. Dollar Gen-
eral's Rhonda Gainoup was
high with a 152 game (32 pins
over her average) and 406
On lanes five and six the
Sandpipers won three from St.
Joe Furniture. Irene Burkett
bowling with a 120 average
had a 151 game and 421 series.
Carolyn Wright had a 178
game, Marian Deeson had a
169 game and Marguerite
Sheffer had a 417 series, they
make up the Sandpiper team.
On St. Joe Furniture Brenda
Mathis' 193 game was 49 pins
over her average and Toby
Gray's 165 was 45 pins over
her average. Peggy Heacock

Johnson Appointed to *

Crime Deterrent Post

picked up the six-seven split
and bowled a 164 game.
On lanes seven and eight
Highland View Motors swept
four from Renfro. HVM's
Sandra Brock's 170 and 159
game will improve her 129
average. She had a 446 series.
Team mates Mary Whitfield
had a 161 game and 460 series.
Bertha Clayton had a 169
game and 444 series. On
Renfro Cheryl Elder was 21
pins over her average with a
133 game.
Pepsi Cola 47% 12
HVM 431 16%
St. Joe Furniture 39 21
Sandpipers 36% 23%
Murphy's 29 31
Dollar General 19% 40%1
Earley's Hardware 13 47
Renfro 12 48

entering the Criminal Justice
System as possible; To reduce
the criminal recidivism rate
of substance abusers through
treatment and rehabilitation
by reducing their use; to
reduce the human and fiscal
cost to society and the Crimin-
al Justice System.
T.A.S.C. maintains an open
network of communications
with all treatment facilities in
Florida, and one of the many'
facets of Johnson's position
will be to link the proposed
client with the unit best
adapted to aide the client.

Oh, the magic of Christmas! The tree's lights aglow, soft carols in
the air, the gathering of family and friends-all contribute to the
spirit of warmth and revelry. We wish you a Christmas filled with the
old-fashioned joys of the season.

George Duren and all the employees at

wish you a very merry and very meaningful Christmas.

Wishing you joy! <5" 'TIw

Pauline's Restaurant


Bouquets of best Christmas
wishes and blooming good
times ahead!

Happy Holidays from
Rhonda and Hedy

Hedy's Florist

Walter K. Johnson of 521 9th
St. has recieved an appoint-
ment as Cooridnator-Court
Liaison for North Florida
T.A.S.C. (Treatment Alterna-
tives to Street Crime). John-
son will head the office out of
Marianna and work in Jack-
son, Washington, Calhoun,
Holmes counties.
Johnson is a graduate of
both Gulf Coast Community
College and the University of
West Florida.
The goals of T.A.S.C. are to
identify and refer to treat-
ment as many substance
abuse invovled offenders


THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 1980 PAGE ELEVEN

Dear Santa,
My name is Christy Smith. I
am 7% years old. I have been
a good girl, this year. And I
would like for you to bring me
a clue game, and a Straw-
berry Shortcake doll, and a
bakeshop and a snailcart. And
a dolly pops doll and lots of
surprises. I will leave you
some cookies and milk under
my tree Merry Christmas.
Christy Smith
Dear Santa,
A dart gun, please.
My old one is tore up.
Thank you.
Davy Young
5 yrs. old
Dear Santa,
My name is Wendy Groos. I
live at 118 Wescott Cir. I have
been very good. I'm in the 4th
grade this is what I want: a
sew perfect, lots and lots and
lots and lots of horses, a doll
to ride them and last but not
least a woodsy airport. I love
you. Wait here's a picture of
Love Wendy
Dear Santa Claus,
How is everything at the
North Pole. I was wondering if
you had a extra set of drums

you could bring to me. I have Dear Santa,
ben a fairly good boy and if it I want a doll. Heath wants
is not to much trouble, could a backhoe. Daniel wants a
you throw in a great big gun big-dig. I want a stove and
that will kill a bear. And I just sink. Thank you santa for the
wanted to let you know that I toys.
love suprizes too. Love Hope and Heath Daniel
Well I know that you are

busy, so I'll say good bye, See
you Christmas.

St. Joe Branch

Wewahitchka State Bank

Will be Closed

12:00 Noon on Christmas

Eve thru Christmas Day


at 12:00 Noon on New Year's

Eve and thru New Year Day

Come by -
and enjoy Fmrtcake and Coffee
with us through the Holidays

Dear Santa,
I want a barbers and a
cloths and a football and a
barrettes and shoes and two
pair hose and I we put some
cookies and milk on the
table. Please bring my sister
a barber doll.
Love Mrs. Kristie Hall
Dear Santa,
I want a truck and a car
and a football and a racing
track I will leave some
cookies and milk and don't
forget mom and my dad and
I want a bathing suit and
woad care for a race car.
.Love Heath and don't
forget Mrs. Baxlee and Mrs.
Baxlee and Cindy.
Love Heath
Dear Saint.
I want a holly hobby
watch. And a pair of boots
that zip and all some and
little pocket on the boots. nad
a rug maker. and some ear
rings. a barbie called beauty

barbie. and some barbie
your friend
Margie Taylor
Dear Santa Claus
I have been good Please
bring me a am fm 8 track
stereo. fresh and fancy make
up kit. I want some knee high
skirts. and I want some
overalls, and I want some
pants that tie at the bottom.
a dress that has a flower in
the pocket and I want some
boots. please bring me a rug
Yours truly
Rose Mary Saylors
Dear Santa,
I am a real good boy. I
want some trucks, racing
car. Remember mommy,
daddy, Heath and grand-
parents. I love Mrs. Baxley
and everybody.
I will leave you something
to eat.
Love, Zane Macomber

Dear Santa
My name is Vanessa
"Mess Up" Mamoran. I am 3
yrs. old. I want a barbie doll
house, dolls dog has fleas
game, big record player and
a lot of junk and a lot of

candy. I am gonna leave you
something to eat.
I Love you,
Mess up
Dear Snata,
I want roller skates. Anne
does too.
Love Christy


0 .

Dear Santa Claus,
My name is William Ed-
ward Lundy.
I'm in the 4th grade and I
live at Mexico Beach. I want
a z 50 r motorcycle.
Your friend Eddie

o 0

S. may'Peace dwell within
your hearts bringing bountiful
joy to you and yours this most
beautiful of seasons . Christmas.


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Little Ralph, age four
P.S. Give Rudolph my love.

Dear Santa,
This year I am 4 years old
and I have moved from
White City to St. Joe on Palm
Blvd so don't forget. I have
tryed very hard to be a good
girl and I would like a Barbie
doll with long hair and alot of
surprises. My sister Kim has
been good too and she wants
a watch, and alot of Barbie
stuff to. Remember Jason this
year. I almost forgot I want a
Big Wheel too.
I love you
Wendy Whitfield
age 3

Dear Santa Claus
I want a Dolly-pop, and I
want merlin, And I want
pierced earrings, And I want
Crissys hair grow up. My
Brother wants a dirt truck
that's a four wheel drive. And
a car with a wheel in the
middle and it is a gold hot
wheel car.
My brother also wants a
superman shirt, And a super-
man sleeping bag. We will
leave you some cookie and
milk. Eric and I have been
very good. And how has been
Mrs. Santa? If she is well
that is good. Merry Christ-
Smaqa Love, Deby and Eric. '

Dear Santa
My name is Norman Ger-
ald Martin Jr., I'm named
after my Daddy but you can
call me Jerry. Santa I am
only six months old, but I
would love to have some
small toys that is very soft, I
was born very special to my
family and to Sis Betty Santa
and I have to play with soft
toys, so please bring me
some, I will get my sister
Michelle to leave a extra
piece bf cake for you.
Love Jerry
Dear Santa
My name is Jennifer
Michelle Martin, and I am
two years old. I have been a
pretty good little girl this
year so Santa these are the
things I would love to have
this Christmas. A Swing Set,
a Mickey Mouse, a Baby
Doll, some grocery, pots
and pans, a Swing for my
baby doll, and a toy chest for
all my new toys.i Santa
please don't forget me, I will
leave some cake and milk
under my tree.
Love Michelle
Dear Santa Claus,
I want the Millennium
Falcon, and Boba Fett, Re-
bel Soldier. Snowtrooper,
and Taun-Taun. I also want a
Police Rescue set.
Thank you.
Signed, Pete Snow

Dear Santa;
I am writing you this
letter, to say I love you, I
love Christ. Christmas time i
love most of all.
I love all the toys I. get,
Santa i am six years old, I
want a spin-out, fire truck
Merlin. And some B-B's for
my gun. Lots of candy and
Santa please hurry for
Christmas is almost here.
Earl Hood
P.S. I have my Christmas
tree in the yard, in front of
the door, you keep warm and
come see me.

Dear Santa Claus,
I have been a good girl. I
would like you to bring me a
baton, purse, toaster, blend-
er, and a big wheel. I am
only 3 years old. I can't write
so my babysitters daughter
is writing this. Her name is
Sharon. I live at 109 Moncia
Dr. Ward Ridge, Florida. I
will have the cookies and
milk ready for you Merry
Christmas Santa Claus.
Jessica Ann White

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PAGE TWELVE THE STAR, Port St. Joe. Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 1980

Dear Santa Claus,
My name is J. Lee John-

son. I have been a good girl
all this year. Because I help

my mother every day. I live
in Port St. Joe. I'm nine
years old. I live on Bellamy
Circle. I go to school at the
Elementary school. I really
like my teacher. Her name is
Mrs. Belin. I hope you get
her something nice and
pretty. Because she has beeti
a very nice teacher. And I
really like her. I want for
Christmas is a racing set. I
love all my sisters and one
brother. We have a Christ-
mas tree in our class room.
I'm in the fourth grade. I
want a very Merry Christ-
mas most of all. I hope you
have one to. My mother is
very nice and sweet. So is my
Your friend
J. Lee
Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Chris Walding.
I am 9 years old I am in 4th
grade I want bank shot
game. I live in Port St. Joe
my school elementary school
I wanta pellet gun and some
pellets and a box of 20-2
Your friend Chris
Merry Christmas

Dear Santa Claus,
My name is David Davis.

and I love you and I am in the
4th grade and I want a snow
speeder real bad please get it
for me. and a Millenium
Flacon.and a race track and
a prothunder 22 My brother
wants a tetacan and I want a
gocart my mama wants a
caot. My dad wants a
canvote to and that's all for
now by by.
Your friend
David Davis

Dear Santa Claus,
My name is John Elder Hi!
I've been a good boy this
year because I help my
mommy. I would like some
roller skates! A night and
glow snake track! radio con-
trolled R2-D2 and a tie
fighter droid factory a im-
perial cruiser. Radio con-
trolled boat. I need a cowboy
hat or new bike set. A
bulldoser to play with on
Your pal, John Elder
P.S. My teacher is Mrs.
Belin. I go to Port St. Joe

Dear Santa Claus,
My name is George New-
some. I'm in the fourth grade
and my teacher's name is
Mrs. Belin. For Christmas I
would like a Millennium
Falcon, A Snow Speeder, an

X-Wing fighter, Y-Wing
fighter, and a ten speed bike.
My mother's name is Dor-
othy Newsome, my father's
name is George Newsome,
my brother's name is David
Newsome, my sister's name
is Stacey Newsome. And we
wish you a Merry'Christmas.
Your friend,
George Newsome

Dear-Santa Claus,
My name is Kristin L.
Totman. I live on Long Ave.
right across from the Long
Ave Baptist Church. I go to
school at the Port St. Joe
Elementary school. I am in
the fourth grade. My
teacher is Mrs. C. Belin. I
am a library aid at school I
work on Monday. I am 9
years old my sister is 3 I
would like some toys.
Love, Kristin

Dear Santa Claus,
My name is James John-
ston. I have a sister that been
good. And she is in 8th grade.
I'm in 4th grade and I have
been good too I live at
Mexico Beach. And I want a
pelet pistol and a Sunt Team
America bike siat and a dirt
bke and some jeans. That's
not all I want a remote
control car that's two feet
long and can go off road.
Happy Chritams to you.
Your friend
David Johnston

Dear Santa Claus,
My name is La Cheryl
Bailey. I go to elementary
school. I'm in Mrs. Belin's
fourth grade. I have got four
sister and two brother. I live
on Ave C in Port St. Joe,
Florida I want a typewriter,
skates, recorded playset.
record and watch.
your pal,
La Cheryl Bailey

Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Jinnie Jullius.
I want sone Disco Skates.
and a doll and baggy pants
and a watch. I an in Mrs.

Bleins. 4th grade. She is a
nice teacher, and I go to Port
St. Joe Schol.
Your best pal,
Jinnie Julius

Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Russell Cherry
I wish you to bring me a
gocar to ride in. I wish you
can bring it. and I wish you a
merry christmas and a
happy new year.
Your friend,
Russel Cherry

Dear Sant Claus,
My name is Mark Me
water. I arr in the fourth
grade. I live on 229 8th st. I
want a bulldoser and an tonk
off road racer and twin cloud
car, and in my stocking a
snail battle ship.
My brother Luke wants a
tonney trin and a furry dog
and a coloring book.
Your chum,
Luke Thomason
Mark McWaters

Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Mathew Dur-
ham. I would like a new
speeder. I would also like a
Millenium Falcon, and a
tanka toy it also has a man
named big luke. And I would
like some Star Wars people.
Please Santa I would also
like some kind of race track.
I would also like some snap
together modles. I would like
a rain coat. I would also like
a skate board. But Santa I
know you can't affordable
these things, but I would like
some of these things and also
have a Merry Christmas.
Your friend,
Mathew Durham

Dear Santa Claus,
My name, is Gerald Daw-
son. I have been a good boy
in school and I been helping
my grandmother, and will
you get me a bike and
monster machine.
MY teacher's name is Mrs.
Belin and she teaches me a
lot in school every day.
I hope you have a Merry

Your friend, Gerald
Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Cyrus Riley. I
want a Data Race Race
Track and the Millenium
Falxon, the Star Bird Star
bird Command Base, and the
Star bird Intruder, and a
service center. I'm in the
fourth grade, my teacher is

Mrs. Belin. I make all A's
and B's. I hope hope I get a
the toys I ordered.
Your friend
Cyrus Riley

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most happy Christmas time!


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Dear Santa
Pleas bring me a bobby
doll pleas i hav been a good
girl most of the time. i will
leave you some milk an
cookies and i love you very
Merry Christmas

Dear Santa
I have not been good if I
tell the truth will you bring
me some presents I will
never ever do it a gain but
only one time.
Love Pam Bowen
Dear Santa,
I've been a real good boy

this year. I sure hope you've
been watching me.
I want a play robot, boots,
and a trampolean.
Please bring my sister
Shannon a pretty dolly.
My dog Freckles would
like a bone.
Remeber Natalie Santa
she wants a dolly. She's a
nice little girl.
Bring my mon and dad
something nice.
Also, be real nice to Mr.
and Mrs. Baxley and Cindy
because-their good to me.
Thanks Santa your a nice
man. I'll leave you some
white cake and kool-aid.
Bert Cain
5 years old
Marvin Avenue

SDear Santa
I am going to leave some
cookies on the table I am
going to be good. I would like
a doll and a beach ball and a
bating suit and a another doll.
I am 6 years I Love you
Santa I Love Mommy and
Daddy and Bert. Don't forget
S Mr. and Mrs. Baxley and
Love Shannon Cain
'Sno-foolin' ure
wish you all the Dear Santa:
I am four years old and
happiest of have been a good boy. I
holidays! .would like for you to bring
me a band, a saw and a train
we will bake a cake for you
and leave it and some milk
on the table. I also want
some little Knoch-about
I O' britches like my papa.
SC .) Brad Lemieux
Dear Santa:
SC My name is Kelly Burkett
S. and Iam 4 years old. have a
Brother hMichael, whois 1!M
years old. Please bring me a
barbee doll van, some barbie


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323 Reid Ave.

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401 Reid Ave.

dolls a barbie car and some
Please bring Michael a train,
chips motorcycle, a tool set,
a big truck and some sur-
prises.Ne have been good.
We love you,
Kelly and Michael Burkett

Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old. I live in
Ocala, Florida but will be
visiting my grandparents for
Christmas. I would like some
skates, and microvision. My
sister Missy.is 3 years old.
She would like a sewing
machine and a doll. We both
want some games of any
kind. And some surprises.
We have been good this year.
Bobby and Missy Nobles
of Jacksonville

Dear Santa,
I love you very much.
Please remember how good I
have been.
I want a doll and a tea set.
Don't forget mommy and
daddy and chris. Remember
Mr. and Mrs. Baxley and
Cindy. I live on Long Ave,
will leave yu some hot
chocolate and cake. Be care-
ful going back to. the north
Deann Horton

Dear Santa,
Please stop in Kingston,
New York and leave me lots
of toys and snow. My mom,
dad and I want to go sleigh
riding. Do you think you
could stop up north first to let
me ride in your sleigh? You
could drop me off at 2101
Palm Blvd in Port St. Joe,
Fla. to visit my Nana and
Papa Davis. I really want to
see them. That would be my
best present ever.
Summer Rose Davis
19 months-old
Ps. Please bring my dad a
bag of oysters

Dear Santa Claus,
We would like for you to
bring us each a "Saxa-
phone" Horn just like C.H.'s,
some football cleats and a
motorcycle. We would also
like lots of nice clothes! We
have been pretty good little
boys this year and will leave
you some cookies and milk
under the tree.
Merry Christmas
Michael and Christopher

Dear Santa,
My name is Brandy White
and I live at 2005 Palm Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Fla.. I have
been a sweet girl this year, I
even help my mommy clean
our house and cook, and I'm

only 2 years old. Please
bring me a Strawberry
Shortcake doll for Christmas
also a baby carriage, a
drum, a record player with a
microphone and some re-
cords. And Santa, please
leave a gun and some little
cars in my stocking, so when
Stephen comes over to play,
he'll have something to play
with. Stephen is my uncle but
he's only seven years old. My
mommy said she will leave
something yummy for you to
eat. I love you Santa Clause.
Brandy White

Dear Santa,
My name is Lavette, I
want a speak n spell, simon
merlin, skates, trouble, doll,
watch, games, bike, type-
writer and bring mama a
coat and a gold necklace,
she'll love it thanks.
Lavetta Best

Dear Sante Clause,
I have been a good boy,
would you please bring me. a
kadet train rifle, elf racer
car, bike, sown speeder
empire strike back, and
some surprise.
I Love you Sante Clause
sign Stephen White
age seven
Port St. Joe

Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Bridgette
Godfrey and I am 2 years
old. Please bring me a swing
set. Some toys, and a "Little
People" doll for Christmas. I
have been a good girl this
Love, Bridgette

Dear Santa,
I am writing you this
letter, to say I Love you, I
.LoveChrist. Christmas time.
I love most of all.
I Love the toys I get Santa.
I am eleven year old. I want
a B-B gun with a scope a
merlin, plus one and a
warm-up-suit. Lots of candy
in my stocking. Our Christ-
mas tree is in the yard front
of the door. Santa please
hurry, Christmas is only two
and four days away.
Love, Chris Cutler

Dear Santa,
I have been a very good
boy. Sometimes when my
mother tells me to empty the
garbage cans, I do it. I want
a Turbo dx bike, B.B. gun, a
sirt bike, a rose for mother
and a watch for dad.
your friend
Deon M. Joseph

Dear Santa,
Will you bring me an
electronic touchdown, taun
taun, and a x-wing fighter.
Randy Ramsey

Dear Santa Siaus
We want you to bring us
some star wars men and
race cars set and lots of
other surprises. We have
been good boys.
We love you.
Jerry and Joey Newberry

Dear Santa,
I am a boy six years old
who loves you very much. I
am in the first grade at Faith
Christian School. I make
good grades and have been
good all year, so would you
please bring me an electric
train or a race car set. Some
surprises would be nice too.
My mother will leave some
cookies out for you, so bring
her something nice. Tell
Mrs. Santa Clause hello for
Love Michael Hammond

Dear Santa,
I am sending you my
Christmas list because I
have been very good. I clean
my room and help my
mother. I am in the second
grad and am seven years
old. I would like for you to
bring me a barbie doll with a
wardrobe and a bicycle. I
will be looking for you on
Christmas eve.
Love Leanna Kay Harcus

Dear Santa,
I am two years old, Santa
and I am a good boy. I want a
riding tractor, a truck and a
camper with a boat. I will
share my m and m's candy
with you when you come.
Thank you, Santa
Love Donald Wade Har-
cus Jr.

Dear Santa,
I ahve tried to be a good
girl. I live at Howards Creek.
Don't forget my family.
I want a dolly, black shoes
for church.
Remember Mr. and Mrs.
Baxley and Cindy. They are
pretty nice.
I will leave some milk and
cookies. I am three years
Love Jolyn Hall

Dar Santa,
My name is Perez and I
have been a good boy
sometime but I wish you
would bring me a b.b. gun
race car set, a watch and a
Skateboard. Merry Christ-
mas .
from Perez Davis
Ave. C 324

Dear Santa
I Love you.
I am seven years old. My
teacher is Miss Whitfield.
My name is Rachel Mc-
Culley. We have are Christ-
mas tree up. My best friends
is Nicole and Trisha and
Terri and Mollie.
Love Rachel
125 Monica Dr.

Dear Santa,
I have ben good. please
send me some skates. I am 8
years old. Miss Whitfield is
my teacher. and I want a
barbie doll. and stage show.
I love you 'my name is
Skathy Hanlon
Thank you

Dear Santa,
I want some blue jeans a
lot of toys and a lot of clothes
I want a barbie doll and tea
sets. I want a tens speed
smaller home and garden


doll house some skates I live
an Ave A
Nicole L. Smith

Dear Santa
Michael is a good boy. he is
in grade 2 Miss Whitfield. is
his teacher. I want a stir-
prise. I am 8 years old.
I Love you
Michael Gathers
162 Ave. F

Dear Santa,
I been good in school. I'm
in 2 grad. And I had a good
time in school. I want a sur-
prise for Christmas.
Terri Howard.

Dear Santa
I was good this year I hope
you will bring me a gocart
and a tenspeed thank you
your friend Archie

Dear Santa,
I am seven years old. I
want a set of truchs. I have
been good in school. I am in
second grade, and I have
been doing good work in
Love Charlie Taylor

Dear Santa
I ahve been good please
get me a doll house called
smaller home and garden
and a barbie doll to and baby
cries for you thank you Santa
Donna Durham

Dear Santa,
I been good in school. bring
me some good presents I
love you.
from Pat Bennett

Dear Santa,
My name is Trisha Phillips
an my teacher name is Miss
Whitfield an I want a soft
touch baby doll an a ten
speed an a baby come back.
A stove, barbie doll house
and P.J.'s.
Thank you Santa
326 Petes Street

Dear Santa
I am seven years old. I
was good I want a racing
set and a ten speed bike, and
a b.b. gun.
Anthony Thomas
147 Ave. A

Dare Santa Claus
I want a present for my
mama. And all so my daddy
wants a new belt: I want
some nice presents. I love
you Santa Claus.

Love Wanda Adams
Overstreet Fla. P.O. Box 265
I live next to the cementary

Dear Santa,
I am eight years old and I
have been good I want a pear
of skates and a go cart and a
Barbie doll and a tea set soft
touch and a camera and a
surprise and a Merry Christ-
mas to you.
Love Mollie Skipper

Dear Santa Cluas
My name is Priscilla Ward
I live in Port St, Joe, Fla. and
I am in the 4th grade. My
teachers name is Mrs. Belin.
She is the nicest teacher I
ever had. Oh yeuh I make all
a and b. My little sister any
my uncle are in the 2nd
grade and they make all a
and b but my big sister she
was smart now she made a D
and a F but make sure you
bring me this a watch, disco
skates and some games.
Now don't forget my brother
something. Hey my brother
birthday was the 15th of Dec.
bring me some more toys I
ask for. i almost forgot my
address is 252 Ave B. if you
need some help call my
mother and father.
Your friend

With Love

Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Randall West-
on. I've ben a .good boy all
this time and I live on 9th
street my house is going to
have a Santa on the porch
now lets get to what I want
for Christmas. I want a
Millenium falcon and I want
an Imperial Crulser and I
want the Droid Factory and
Patrol Que-Bacha and a bike
and I am 10 years old.
Your friend

Dear Santa,
My name is Cathie Clift. I
helped Mrs. Belin alot. I
have been a good girl,
because I help people when
they are sick. I want a watch
and a baby doll an some
shorts. Bring Mr. and Mrs.
Jerry Clift something for
Christmas and bring Mr. and
Mrs. Belin something that
they would like. May I have a
bike for Christmas and a real
horse so good by a Merry
Christmas Sata Claus.

Your friend
Cathie Clift

9 .. .
May your Christmas be filled with
the music of laughter, love and

K & D TV and Sound

Your Radio Shack Dealer

Wise IT1en
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 1980

Dear Santa
I am going to be good for
ever bring me a racing track

and remote control racing galaxey space ships all of the
car and a bran new car football players wied west
carrier and bank shot space figures 106 cars a truck that
carries car a car that jumps a
fine Alabama Shirt re-
member Cindy's kitty susie.
Love Scott


Sweet holy Child of Christmas
bringing forth to each of us the
spirit of love and the hope of



Dear Santa,
My name is Todd and I
live in Orlando I am going to
be visiting my nanny and
pawpaw in Port St. Joe for
Christmas so please don't
forget where I will be. I love
you. Santa I sing so bright
and clear. I sing your songs.
I want lots of presents.
Love Todd Sherrill

Dear Santa,
Will you bring me these
things. Hit n Missle, Twin
Pod Cloud Car. Luke Sky-
walker (X-Wmg Pilot). Re-
bel snow soldier.
From Michael Ray Ramsey

Dear Santa,
What I like for Christmas
is show'n tell, bicycle, truck,
fruits, nut an candy an santa
don't forgets my teachers
Mrs. Vivian, Mrs. Sue, Mrs.
Bretha they like some very
special. To I have been very
good boy all years long. I will
leave milk an cookies on the
table for you and I see you
Patrick Dawson

Dear Santa.,
I am 2 years and 8 months.
I would like you to bring me
a kitchen set, tea set, pots
and pans, bycicle, black-
board and toy box, protrol
motor cycle clothes, and a
lots of toys for imy cousin,
lots of gifts for my momy
and daddy and grand-

Thank you!
Love, Letrina Yvetta
Dear Santa,
My name is Johnny Gainer
Jr. my friends call me J.J. or
Puff. I have been a good boy
because mama told me that
Santa won't bring bad boys
nothing. I want a Record
Player, Saw, Truck, and
something to ride on for
Christmas. I will leave you
some milk and cookies on the
Yours truly,
Johnny Gainer Jr.
P.S. Santa please don't for
get my cousin Eric who live
in St. Joe, also my cousin
KeKe who live in Wewa and
Reggie who live in Dade
City, Fla. Please bring them
something special just for me.
Dear Santa,
I have been a very good
boy this year. Will you please
bring me a 4X4stamper; gun
set; tractor; parking garage
set; anda new football. I am
four years old. Be looking
forward to seeing all the
pretty toys you bring Dec.
I Love you
Brad Stephens
Dear Santa,
I have been a very good


Dear Santa,
Please when you go to St.
Joe leave my friends Bob
Quarles and Hannon Smith a
really neat present. Give my
cousin Chris Martin some-
thing pretty and don't
forget to go by my Papa and
Nana Lightfoot's she makes
good cookies. When you get
to Wyoming don't forget me

and my sister and my friend
Sherrie Munn. The only
special thing I want is a tape
Kelly Lightfoot
Dear Santn:
I am six yeras old and I
want a BB gun and a go car.
Brian Lemieux


Wishing you joys to remember, memories to treasure, and love
all around this Christmas!

Apalachicola Northern Railroad Company

girl this year. I am six years
old and want you to please
bring me a baby doll; sewing
machine; typewriter; cash
register and lots of other
things. Be looking for ward
to seeing all the pretty toys
you leave for me Dec. 24th.
I Love you
Carolyn Stephens

My name is Layth West. I
will be 1 year old Dec. 24th. I
Really don't want much for
Christmas. My granddady
wants to get me a real pony.
But since I am so small, my
daddy said that I could have
a bouncing harse. I hope you
remember me on my first
Christmas at home.
I love you

1 ;

I -

Dear Sante
I want a old time rocking-
chair. And some clothes. And
some boots. And a camera.
And espesacely meralen.
And a surprise or too.
please give me what I want.
Please wrte me back.
Love Michelle
Dear Santa
I wanted to write you a
little nate to tell you what I
want for Christmas.
1. I would like to have a
racing track
2. I would like to have a pin
ball machine
3. I would like to have a
football game and I would
.like to have a Tonka pickup
Thank you for reading my
Lee Cannon

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 25. 1980

Shanika Resigns Post With Health Systems

Gregory R. Shanika, Ex- join the Presentation Health appointed Acting Director in industry. lege of Hospital Administra- Task Force for the Develop- Florida and one of
ecutive Director of the Flo- System with corporate of- September 1977, and, at the Shanika obtained his Mas- tors, American Hospital As- ment of Uniform Procedures in the country to n
rida Panhandle Health Sys- fices in Sioux Falls. The age of 33, was selected ters Degree in Health and sociation, American Health for Appropriateness Review. status. He was al

teams Agency (FPHSA) since
December l977, has resigned
from the 18-county health
planning agency to accept
the position of Corporate
Planner with a South Dakota
health organization.
Regional Council Chair-
man Ed Gray, III, has
appointed Associate Direct-
orWilliam C. Sullivan as In-
terim Director while the 30-
member volunteer govern-
ing body conducts a search
for a new director.
Shanika will depart from
the Panama City based
Agency in early January to

Presentation Health System
is a multi-facited Catholic
Hospital Group that includes
four hospitals, two nursing,
retirement.homes and a
shared services program
that serves a five state area.
The organization provides
group purchasing and con-
sulting and educational serv-
ices to more than 100 hospit-
'als, nursing homes, schools
and clinics.
Shanika joined the North-
west Florida Agency in May
1976 as Assistant Director for
Project Review and Institu-
tional Assessment. He was

Dear Santa,
My name is latoya Lewis
and.I am 5 years old. I have
been a very good girl in
school and also at home with
my mother doing house
work. I am asking a small
favor for a bike and a baby
that cries, camera, speak
and spell and a ragged ann
doll and some clothes, and
don't forget Lil Bill and
Chaka, my god-brother and
god-sister and I will leave
you some milk and cake.
Love ya, Latoya Lewis

SDear Santa Claus,
My name is Bruce Brake. I
ahve been a good boy this
year. I took out the garbage
and I want a gocart for
Christmas and five dollars
for gasoline and some B.B.s.
Your friend
Dear Santa,
*,. My. name is Chris Cox. I -
il`vet 103uMcClelliand-Ave,
I would like a Miami Dol-
phins football uniform, and a
junior size football, and a
racing track. I would also
like a drum.
Love, Chris
Dear Santa,
My name is Clay Cox. I
live at 1013 McClelland Ave.
I would like a football suit, a
Mr. Mouth, and a Dr. Drill
and fill, and a drum. I have
been a good boy, My brother
Chris has been good too.
Love, Clay

Executive Director in Dec-
Prior to joining the Ag-
ency, he had been Executive
Director of the Northwest
Florida Comprehensive
Health Planning Council in
Pensacola. He also worked
in other health planning and
financial positions in private

Hospital Administration
from Washington Univer-
sity, St. Louis, and was
graduated Cum Laude from
the University of Missouri
with a degree in Business
He is a member of many
professional organizations
including the American Col-

Planning Association and
Shanika was elected secre-
tary and treasurer of the
Florida Association of
Health Systems Agencies,
Chairman of the Florida
Association of Legislative
Liaison Committee, Chair-
man of the Florida Statewide

During his tenure as Ex-
ecutive Director, Shanika
guided the Agency in obtain-
ing full designation status as
one of 205 health systems
agencies in the country
serving the health planning
needs of local citizens. The
agency was the first in

mental in having
City selected as t
the August 1981 1
Health Planning C
More than 400 1
ficials from throu
Southeast are ex
attend the five d
conference Augus
Panama City Bea

the first 10
receive this
lso instru-
he site for
Region IV
health of-
ighout the
expected to
ay annual
;t 9-13 on






A Christmas that sparkles and glistens ... a Christmas
where every child's wish comes true ... a fairy-tale
Christmas . that's our wish for you!

Wewahitchka State Bank

and St. Joe Branch

you happy


Ray, Minnie and Cameron




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The Board of County Com-
mission of Gulf County, Flo-
rida, met this date, December
1, 1980 in special budget
hearing' with the following
members present: Chairman
James L. Tankersley, El-
dridge Money, William R.
Branch; Jimmy 0. Gortman,
and Douglas Birmingham.
Also present were: Sheriff
Ken Murphy and Deputy Clerk
Jerry Gates.
Commissioner Gortman
opened the meeting with pray-
er and led the pledge of alle-
giance to the flag.
Mrs. Eda Ruth Taylor, Tax
Collector-Elect, present the

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 1980

proposed Tax Collector's bud-
getin the amount of $97,261.22.
During discussion Commis-
sioner Gortman requested
Mrs. Taylor furnish him with
a list of personnel and salaries
in the Tax Collector's Office.
Commissioner Birmingham
requested Mrs. Taylor furnish
him with a breakdown of
travel expenses for the office
for the past year and the
projection for the current
year. Commissioner Branch
then moved the exclusion of
dues to the Tax Collector's
Association, in the amount of
$581.00 and he suggested that
these dues for all elected

officials, including county
commissioners, be paid for
the elected officials, provided
the attorney ruled that it was
legal for the Board to make
this stipulation. Commis-
sioner Gortman seconded the
motion and it passed unani-
Dr. W.T. Weathington, and
Clerk Helen Montgomery pre-
sented the Gulf County Health
Department budget request in
the amount of $120,707.00, with
$37,727.00 to be funded by Gulf
County and $82,980.00 to be
funded by the State. Commis-
sioner Birmingham requested
Dr. Weathington to provide
travel vouchers for all em-
ployees for the past year.
Commissioner Gortman asked
Dr. Weathington if the County
funded one third of another
sanitarian's salary would the
state fund the other two thirds
and allow the county to hire
another sanitarian. Dr.
Weathingtom said the State
determined personnel needs
based 'on population, growth,
etc. and unless they deter-
mined Gulf County needed
another sanitarian then the
whole salary would have to be
paid by the county. Commis-
sioner Birmingham then
moved the Board tentatively
adopt the budget as presented,
except for the $1,921.00 in-
crease in travel expenses.
Commissioner Gortman sec-
onded the motion and it passed
Mr. Oscar Redd, Wewa-
hitchka Ambulance Squad
Chief, presented a budget of
$29,950.00, which included
$12,000.00 for a new chassis to
replace the general motors
chassis which had failed to
perform. Commissioner Birm-
ingham moved the Board
tentatively adopt the budget
as presented. Commissioner
Gortman seconded the motion
and it passed unanimously.
The Clerk presented the St.
Joe Ambulance budget in the
amount of $18,700.00. Commis-
sioner Branch moved the
Board table the brudet hear-
ing until the squad chief could
be present to discuss it.
Commissioner Money second-
ed the motion and it passed
Mr. Charlie Brock, Property
Appraiser, presented the Pro-
perty Appraiser's budget in
the amount of $72,474.00. Com-
missioner Branch moved the
Board tentatively accept the


of the

Gulf County Commission

budget, with the exception of
dues in the amount of
$1,020.00. Commissioner
Birmingham seconded the
motion and it passed unan-
Mr. Ken Murphy, Sheriff,
presented his budget request
in the amount of
$403,067.63. The Sheriff stated
the budget included salaries
for three correctional officers.
Commissioner Gortman asked
the Sheriff for a list of the
deputies and there followed a
discussion of the salaries. The
Sheriff stated he now had
eight deputies and his salaries
were not competitive with
other law enforcement agency
salaries. After discussion,
Commissioner Birmingham
moved the Board tentatively
approve the Sheriff's budget
in the amount of $403,015.63.
Commissioner Gortman sec-
onded the motion and it passed
Mr. Bill Lamar, Civil De-
fense Director, presented the
Civil Defense budget in the
amount of $18,306.87. Commis-
sioner Gortman moved the
Board tentatively accept the
budget including an 8 percent
increase in salaries as figured
in all of the other budgets.
Commissioner Birmingham
seconded the motion and it
passed unanimously.
Jerry Gates, Clerk-Elect,
presented a budget in the
amount of $81,703.69 for the
Clerk of the Circuit-County
Court and a budget in the
amount of $41,473.94 as Clerk
to the Board of County Com-
missioners. Commissioner
Birmingham moved the Board
tentatively accept the budget
proposals. Commissioner
Gortman seconded the motion
and it passed unanimoulsy.
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Gortman, seconded by
Commissioner Birmingham,
and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved a
budget request in the amount
of $162,906.57, heretofore pre-
sented to the Board by Admin-
istrative Assistant Tommy
There being no further
business, the meeting was
adjourned until December 3,

James L.TIankersley, Chair-
George Y. Core, Clerk.
The Board of County Com-
mission of Gulf County, Flo-
rida, met December 3 when in
special budget hearing with
the following members pre-
sent: Chairman James L.
Tankersley, Eldridge Money,
William R. Branch, Jimmy 0.
Gortman and Douglas C.
Birmingham. Also present
were: Sheriff Ken Murphy and
Deputy Clerk Jerry Gates.
Commissioner Gortman
opened the meeting with pray-
er and led the pledge of
allegiance to the flag.
Mrs. Vicki Abrams, Di-
rector, Gulf County Activity
Center, presented the budget
request in the amount of
$2,050.00 for the Gulf County
Association for Retarded Citi-
zens. Commissioner Gortman
moved the Board tentatively
approve this request. Com-
missioner Kennedy seconded
the motion and it passed
Mr. Edwin R. Ailes, Ex-
ecutive Director, Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, presented
the budget request of the
Guidance Clinic in the amount
of $3,000.00. Upon motion by
Commissioner Branch, second
by Commissioner Gortman,
and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved
this budget request. The

Chairman then appointed
Commissioner Money to re-
place Commissioner Branch
on the Board of Directors of
the Gulf County Guidance
Mrs. Tunnie Miller, Alcohol-
ism Counselor, presented the
budget request from the Pan-
handle Alcoholism Council, in
the-amount of $3,500.00, which
included $1,500.00 for a prior
year that was budgeted but
never received. Commis-
sioner Commissioner Birm-
ingham moved the Board
tentatively accept the request.
Commissioner Gortman sec-
onded the motion and it passed
Mrs. Verna Totman, Project
Director, Senior Citizens Ass-
ociation, presented the budget
request in the amount of
$3,000.00 on behalf of the
Senior Citizens Association.
Commissioner Birmingham
moved the Board tentatively
accept this budget request.
Commissioner Branch sec-
onded the motion and it passed
Road Superintendent Lloyd
Whitfield presented a budget
request in the amount of
$567,715.95. After discussion,
Commissioner Branch moved
the Board approve a total 8
percent increase in the Road
and Bridge budget after the 7
percent salary increase given
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,County Minutes

in the middle of last year's
budget was funded and added
to the Road Department bud-
get. Commissioner Gortman
seconded the motion. Commis-
sioner 'Birmingham then
moved to amend the motion

to accept the Road Depart-
ment budget as presented,
except for the new equipment
request in the amount of
$114,600.00, making the total
approved $453,115.95, pending
a salary .increase. Commis-

Continued from Page 16

Greetings of the Season
,I' fth I

A ki..-

sioner Branch, second by Predct Bloody New YearPromoted to
Commissioner Birmingham,
and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved It is predicted by the January 4, 1981. period. New Year's Day had Staff Sergea
the budget request of County Florida Highway Patrol that Colonel Eldridge Beach, the most killed with nine
Judge David Taunton in the 36 people will die in traffic director of the Patrol said, people dying." Ronald E. Adkison, so
amount of $850.00. crashes during the New "During the 102 hours of the "Why not make the most Mr and Mrs Shellv Adkl

sioner Money then seconded
the amendment to the mo-
tion. Upon vote the amend-
ment was passed, effectively
killing the motion with the
following Vote. Commissioner
Money, Birmingham, and
Tankersley Yes. Commis-
sioner Branch and Gortman -
Mr. Fred J. Kleet, County
Veteran's Service Officer,
presented a budget request in
the amount of $12,095.20, and
then reduced it to $11,752.76,
due to the responsibilities of
Fuel Allocation Officer being
transferred from him. Mr.
Kleeb then discussed the re-
sponsobilities and importance
of the Fuel Allocation Office
with the Commission and
offered his assistance to the
new fuel allocation officer.
Commissioner Branch then
moved the Board tentatively
approve the budget request as
adjusted by Mr. Kleeb. Com-
missioner Money seconded the
motion and it passed unani-
Mr. Roy Lee Carter, Exten-
sion Agent, presented the
budget request for the Exten-
sion Service in the amount of
$19,846.18. Commissioner
Birmingham moved the Board
tentatively approve the re-
quest. Commissioner Gort-
man seconded the motion and
it passed unanimously.
Mr. Russel Foster, Director,
Northwest Regional Library
System, along with local citi-
zens Mrs. Marlene Whitfield,
Mrs. Emily Simmons, Mrs.
Ann Matlock and Mrs. Rose-
nia Kilbourn presented the
library budget request in the
amount of $36,490.00. After
discussion, Commissioner
Branch moved the Board
tentatively grant an 8 percent
increase in the local library
funding on the County's last
year contribution of 22,000.00,
in addition to Dr. Tom Gib-
son's gift. Commissioner Gort-
man seconded the motion and
it passed unanimously.
Mrs. Cora Sue Robinson,
Supervisor-Elect, presented
budget request on behalf of the
Supervisor of Elections in the
amount of $38,803.50. After
discussion, Commissioner
Birmingham moved the Board
tentatively approve the re-
quest. Commissioner, Money
seconded the motion and it
passed unanimously.
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Birmingham. Second
by Commissioner Money, and
unanimous vote, the Board
tentatively approved the
County Attorney budget in the
amount of $7,790.00, the Jury
Commission budget in the
amount of $200.00, and the
Circuit Court Operations bud-
get in the amount of $9,724.00.
Upop motion by. Commis-
sioner Branch, second by
Commissioner Birmingham,
and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved
the Courthouse Operations
budget of $11,022.50 in Port St.
Joe and $7,341.00 on the
County Building in Wewa-
Upon motion by Commis-

Year's holiday period unless
drivers change their way of
operating their motor ve-
The official 102 hour holi-
day, December 31, 1980 and
ends at midnight, Sunday,

PFC Jones Completes

Course At Ft. Benning

Private First Class Wood-
row A. Jones Jr., son of Mr.
and Mrs. W.A. Jones of 2111
Juniper Ave., Port St. Joe,
recently completed One Sta-
tion Unit Training (OSUT) at
the U.S. Army Infantry
School, Fort Benning, Ga.
OSUT is a 12-week period
which combines basic com-
bat training and advanced
individual training.
The training included
weapons qualifications
,squad tactic, patrolling,

landmine warfare, field
communications and combat
operations. This qualifies the
soldier as a light-weapons
infantryman and as an in-
direct fire cewman.
Soldiers were taught to
perform any of the duties in
a rifle or mortar squad.

It's unually wise when
frying to put the oil into
an already heated pan.


1979 New Year's holiday
period, 31 people died in
traffic crashes."
"Careless driving led in
contributing causes, (11),
with drinking second (10).
Fourteen drivers and eleven
pedestrians died in the 1979

important New Year's reso-
lution of them all to be alive
next New Year's Day by
improving your knowledge
of road rules and practicing
them every day of the
coming year," concluded
Colonel Beach.

n of

of Wewahitchka, has been
promoted in the U.S. Air
Force to the rank of staff
Sergeant Adkison is an
inventory management spe-
cialist at Moody Air Force
Base, Ga.

o oLy Nichit


St. Joe Auto Parts

Dick, Rick, Scott, Sarah, Eddie, Buddy

There being no further
business, the meeting ad-
James L. Tankersley,
George Y. Core, Clerk


May your holidays be like the
Christmas flower: Bountiful,
bright and beautiful!

St. Joe

Motor Co.


Peace to all men of good will.

Campbell's Drugs
Billie Jean, Carl and Staff


Through a child's eves . the miracle
that is Christmas will never diminish.

Renfro Auto Parts

Buddy, Mary, Eugene, John and Barbara

L A'


In this season of remembrance of the birth of the Holy Child, let family and
friends be joined together in communal love and praise unto His name.

Citizen's Federal

Savings and Loan Association


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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 1980

Hunting Season Drawing to An End

The third phase of the
statewide dove season and
deer hunting in almost all
areas of the state will end
January 4, according to the
Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission.
"Hunters should be careful
to note January 4 on their
calendars as the last day for
hunting deer and turkey
except in the Northwest

region," said Fred W. Stan-
berry, director of the divi-
sion of Wildlife for the
On that date deer season
will end in the Northeast,
Central, South and Ever-
glades regions. Deer hunting
will be permitted through
January 25 in the Northwest
region except that portion
generally occupied by the

Escambia River swamp
(boundaries of the area are
Also closing on that date
will be the wild hog season in
Palm Beach and Alachua
counties and those portions
of Collier, Dade and Monroe
counties opened in Nov-
The bear season will also
close in Baker and Columbia

Stanberry said the turkey
season will also end in all
regions of the state except
for the Northwest, where
gobblers only may be taken
ip Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson
and Wakulla counties thro-
ugh January 25.
Quail and squirrel season
will continue to be open
statewide through March 1.

Opening and closing dates
on specific wildlife manage-
ment areas may differ from
general hunting season dates
and hunters are reminded to
contact their nearest Com-
mission field office for de-
Counties in the Northwest
region include Escambia,
Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Wal-
ton, Holmes, Jackson, Wash-

ington, Bay Calhoun, Gulf,
Liberty, Franklin, Wakulla,
Leon, Gadsden and Jeffer-
The author of a letter
retains the same literary
rights in it as if it were a
shot story, poem or novel.
It is therefore illegal to
publish someone else's letter
without his permission, even
if it was written to you.


Shrimp Takes On An Italian Accent
For The Holidays
Fun filled holidays provide an excellent time to try adven-
turesome meals with an ethnic flavor. What better way to
entertain friends or to treat the family than to introduce
shrimp one of the all-time best-loved foods in an old-
time favorite such as lasagna.
Shrimp Lasagna exemplifies the versatility of this popular
shellfish. Though the recipe requires only 3/4 pound of
shrimp, it will provide 6 servings, proving that it can be easi-
ly included in even very moderate budgets. Medium shrimp,
31 to 35 count per pound, is recommended for best value.
Shrimp provides high quality nutrition at a minimum of'
calories, which is another holiday plus.
This delightful recipe features typically Italian seasonings
and includes generous amounts of mozzarella, Parmesan,
and cottage cheeses. It requires only 35 minutes baking time
and can even be baked ahead of time for convenience.
Have happy holiday dining with fresh and delicious
3/4 pound cooked, peeled, 1 teaspoon salt
and deveined shrimp, 1 teaspoon sugar
fresh or frozen 1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons margarine or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
butter 1/2 pound lasagna noodles
3/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup sliced pitted black
1 large clove garlic, minced olives
2 cans (8-ounces each) toma- 2 cups shredded mozzarella
to sauce cheese
1 can (6-ounces) tomato
paste 1 pint large curd cottage
1/2 cup water cheese, drained
3 teaspoons basil 3 tablespoons grated Parme-
2 teaspoons oregano san cheese
Thaw shrimp if frozen. Set aside 12 shrimp for garnishing.
Cut remaining shrimp into pieces 1/2-inch long. Melt
margarine in saucepan. Add onion and garlic; cook until
tender, but not brown. Add tomato sauce, tomato paste,
water and seasonings; mix well. Simmer 25 minutes to blend
flavors. While sauce is simmering cook noodles according to
package directions or until desired tenderness. Fold cut
shrimp and 1/2 of the sliced olives into sauce. Layer 1/3 of the
noodles, mozzarella and cottage cheese, and sauce into a
2-quart shallow baking dish. Repeat 2 times. Garnish top with
reserved shrimp and olives. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Cover baking dish with foil and crimp it to edges of dish.
Bake in moderate oven, 350F., for 20 minutes, remove foil
and bake 15 minutes longer. Let stand 15 minutes before serv-
ing. Makes 6 servings.
SFor additional recipes write: Seafood DNR, 3900 Com-
monwealth Blvd., Suite 905, Tallahassee, Florida 32303.

As the church spire towers majestically over the woods all blanketed in
white, we extend a heartfelt wish that your Christmas be rich in the joys of
friendship and love.

St. Joe Paper Company