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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: December 24, 1981
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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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 over us all will shine a star sending
its gleam of hope to the world.

The Star Publishing Company


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Editorials and Opinions

Christmas! Bah! Humbug!
Charles Dickens made this
observation concerning Christmas
famous in his book "A Christmas
Carol" and the character of Ebene-
zer Scrooge to mean the epitome of
meanness and selfishness.,
As a matter of fact, the name
"Scrooge" has, through the years,
become synonymous with a bad
attitude. Scrooge has evolved from a
proper name to an adjective mean-
-ing ornery, tight-fisted, not caring,
selfish, cynical. Where Charles
.Dickens dreamed up the name of
Scrooge, we'll never know, but even
:the name sounds like the definition
-we now put to it.
There are a lot of Scrooges
:around these days. Some don't even
mknow they are Scrooge-like. Mention
.the word Christmas in almost any
.polite Christmas gathering of people
:and someone will come up with the
attitude of "Christmas! Bah! Hum-
Do they mean they don't care for
'hristmas? Do they mean they are
not in favor of worshipping the birth
bf the Christ Child?
We think not.,
When a person takes the attitude
'f "Christmas! Bah! Humbug!"
today, we think they are just
exasperated with what Christmas
has come to mean through the years.
Rather than being a season of
worship and celebrating the birth of'
Jesus Christ, Christmas has come to
mean a period of commercialization
and celebration. A time to party;
an excuse for imbibing to excess; an
excuse for placing most of our
attention toward a pagan-type cele-
bration of what should be a holy day
for everyone.

Like the rest of the nation, Gulf
County will close out a year of
uncertainty in just a few days. The
year has been one of ominous
predictions of hard times and
uncertainty.all the way through. We
have seen the backbone of our
nation, the large automobile and
housing industries fall on hard
times, which resulted in hard times
for many, many other firms and
trades which supported these basic
Here in Gulf County, while we
awaited with foreboding the coming
economic crunch, we can be thank-
ful it didn't really come until the last
two months of, the year, and then
without the devastating effects it has
had in other parts of our nation.

We're not opposed to giving
gifts, Santa Claus, Christmas trees,
gay decorations, being happy, feast-
ing with loved ones, etc. We think all
of that is good and can go right along
with the proper emphasis of Christ-
mas, if it is done in the manner of
worship, love, and good will toward
Jesus added a new command-
ment for those of us who are
Christian. He said to love one
another, as Christ has loved us. If we
give gifts through love, we have
loved those we present them to. If we
give gifts because we. are expected
to or because we expect a gift in
return, we have joined the legion
who declare, "Christmas! Bah!
During the days when Dickens
wrote "A Christmas Carol", Christ-
mas had become such a commer-
cialized and exploited holiday that
the government' of England consi-
dered making it just another work
day. Dickens was not only introduc-
ing the character of Scrooge and
using this character to define the
attitude of his day, he was also
introducing Tiny Tim and defining
Christmas as it should be.
Dickens wrote a novel of pro-
test; protest of. the treatment this
most. holy of holidays was receiving
from the people of his day.
During this Christmas season,
may we all refrain from the.
"Christmas! Bah! Humbug!" atti-
tude and assume the attitude of
Handel's "Messiah" which uses the
words of Isaiah in proclaiming
"Hallelujah to the Lord God omnipo-
This is really what Christmas is
all about.

The crunch, when it came
devastating to those families
were directly affected by it. So
they are concerned, the cr
'struck with more harshness
they cared for.
Along with the cut-backs i
here at year's end, we have als
some progress in our ecox
picture and a promise of even
things to come, possibly as ea
the new year.
We have had a reasonably
year, while the remainder o
nation and world has been
with turmoil.
With this ip mind, we f
comparatively easy to wish (
one a Merry Christmas and e
them to have it.

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Watching the World Go By

Offers Salute for Moral


Bah! Humbug!

The critics have tried to
depict them as a power-mad
group of radical religionists
who seek to dominate Ameri-
can life. The big guns have
launched an offensive against
Moral Majority. Even Senator
Barry Goldwater has become
a sniper against them.
Moral Majority simply
seeks to unify the moral and
spiritual forces of the nation to
oppose evil and unrightous-
ness. They urge the use of the
ballot box to help reach their
It is ironic tonote that their

loudest critics are masters in
the art of unifying their forces
to achieve their own social,
political, and economic goals.
Now they are condemning
those who try to unify their
forces to achieve moral and
spiritual goals. Such critics
are guilty of a brazen type of
double-faced hypocrisy.
As a reminder of what
Moral Majority represents,'
consider what they are for and
Moral Majority is for: God
and Country; decent TV pro-
grams; strong defenses for

America; Bible
prayer in the sc
and integrity in
and society.
Moral Majority
Pornography on
and in magazines
of unborn babiE
spending more
afford; Humanisi
atheism, and (
being taught boys
This is not the e
but it is enough
accurate profile o


reading and phy behind the movement.
hools; honor They are not trying to force
government their ideas on anybody. They
are trying to sell them to the
y is against: people. They are not seeking
the screen to dominate but to penetrate.
s; the killing This has been the American
es-abortion; way of doing things for
Government generations. -
than it can So, as you watch the world
m, socialism, go by, judge issues and
communism movements by the quality of
s and girls in life they propose- not by the
loud voice of powerful hu-
entire picture manists.
i to get an Again, I salute Moral Ma-
f the philoso- jority.

month of December than any
other month of the year. The
spirit of Christmas, should
: ,; extend to our attitudes about.
driving and walking by being
Beach said a maximum
e, was number of troopers will be
which 'patrolling in an effort to curb
far as accidents, fatalities and in-.
runch juries during the holiday
than period. There were 40 people
killed in traffic crashes during
the Christmas holiday period
n jobs last year with careless driving
o seen being the leading contributing
nomic cause with 12. There were five
better drivers that had been drinking
and seven driving while intoxi-
rly as cated.
Colonel Beach concluded by
stable saying, "With the coming
Af the holiday periods in which alco-
faced hol is freely served, every
person who has. a chance to
ind it prevent one of their drinking
relatives or friends from,
every- driving should take the op-
3xpect portunity to do so and help
save a life."

People Who Have December Birthdays Make It Rough for Gift Buyers

IT OUGHT TO BE against the law
for anyone to have a birthday in
I have a daughter, Carol, who has a
birthday on December 7 and a wife,
Frenchie, who has a birthday on
December 14.
It's hard enough for my limited
imagination to come up with one timely
gift idea around Christmas time
without having to go through the agony
of deciding what would make two
welcome gifts in one month.
My imagination just isn't geared
along these lines. I have trouble
deciding on what would be a nice gift
for a person.
I think it will be easier to select a
gift for Frenchie in the future. I do
believe she is starting through her
second childhood, which will make a
gift of some small toy the ideal gift for
either Christmas or her birthday.
The other night, I came home and
there was Frenchie sitting on the couch
playing with a doll. Trying to be polite
and not wishing to raise any embarras-
sing questions, I kept my mouth shut. I
wasn't going to ask why the doll and
where did it come from.

Frenchie volunteered and said,
"Look what Carol, Catherine and Shelly
got me for my birthday", as she
proudly held up the doll and a box of
doll clothes.


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"Uh, huh", I said. Then, with
misgivings, I asked, "What are you
going to do with it?"
"I have always wanted a doll like
this, so I am going to put it up and keep
it", came the reply in a tone of voice
which said "What did you expect,
I don't know what the future holds.
Do women, who get on the downside of

40 all want dolls? Is it a natural thing? I
know of very few men who want a toy
truck at that age, although I know of a
few who would accept a real truck with
a four-wheel drive, a gun rack in the

rear window, a tool box on-the back, a
CB radio inside and a long antenna
outside, air conditioning, power brakes
and steering and a stereo.
I know men who wait that, but
that's only a natural want for a man.

IT WAS A TWO DOG night last
Friday night here in Port St. Joe.
I'll bet you don't know what a two

dog night is.
Back when I was a boy in the ice
and snow of Oklahoma in the winter
time, we had a small terrier dog by the
name of "Dirty". "Dirty" wasn'* really

dirty, we just named her that for some
unknown reason. "Dirty" came to
Florida with us when we moved and
lived to a ripe old age. "Dirty" was one
of those dogs which think they are
human and own the family.
In the winter time, when one of
those howling, windy, ice and saow
nights would come along, brother Will
and I would get into a major
disagreement to see who had the

privilege of having "Dirty" sleep under
the covers at his feet. "Dirty" normally
slept at the foot of the bed, but when the
weather hovered in the zero neighbor-
hood, we raised the covers and "Dirty"
scooted under and went down to our
It kept "Dirty" warm on those cold
nights and kept our feet warm in the
There were nights, though, in which
we needed two "Dirty's". It was that
cold. Will needed a "Dirty" and I
needed a "Dirty". That's what you call
a two dog night.
Since I no longer have a "Dirty"
around not even a replacement I
have to leave the heater on around 60
degrees or so on those two dog nights.
Such an arrangement keeps us
warm, but it still isn't like having
"Dirty" sleep at your feet.

other day. I read where it is more
important to keep your head well
covered in the wintertime than it is to
keep your body well bundled up.
This article I read said the body is

thick enough to protect the blood
circulating through the trunk of your
body in freezing weather. The trick to
avoid freezing or other damage in
extremely cold weather is to keep the
blood in the body warm. Keeping the
blood flowing will prevent your freez-
The blood is next to the surface in
the head, so it is susceptible to freezing
temperatures. This calls for a hat or
some sort of cover.
I have never been a hat wearer. I
hardly ever wear even a cap.
Last Christmas, one set of my
grandchildren gave me a "Bear
Bryant" hat for Christmas and I have
worn it only a few times since then. It
had to get cold for me to put on a hat.
I have found that hat right handy
recently. When I get out to do my
walking at about 9:00 p.m. or later, that
hat on my thinning locks feels pretty
good. I have been wearing it regularly
So, if you see a stranger in a hat
walking the streets at night, between
8:30 and 11:00, don't shoot. It might be
me. You just don't recognize me
because I have on my hat.

High and low tides for St.
Joseph's Bay for the upcom-
ing week are shown in the tide
table below, furnished by the
U. S. Weather Bureau in Apa-
lachicola. Times are based
on a 24-hour clock, and height
is feet above or below the

mean water line.


High HL Low Ht.
2106 1.3 700 -.4
2141 1.3 736 -.4
2214 1.3 810 -.4
2247 1.3 848 -.5
2319 1.3 923 -.5
2355 1.2 952 -.4
1024 -.4
30 1.1 1052 -.3


By Adolph Bedsole
Pastor, Wewahitchka
First Baptist Church
The Moral Majority has
become a favorite whipping
boy for humanistic liberals
(and some others) in Ameri-
ca. However, it is going to
require more than whipping-
boy tactics to silence that
Moral Majority leaders are
already thoroughly familiar
with the vindictive lashes of
the ultra liberal critics of
morality and the traditional
characteristics that made us a
great nation.
When Moral Majority first
appeared on the scene, the
movement was considered a
fly-by-night, flash-in-the-pan
type of thing by her critics.
But instead of fading out, they
have grown stronger. Really,
they are just beginning to flex
their muscles and by all-
indications will soon be able to
deliver a considerable clout.


Predicts 35

Will Die
It is predicted that 35 people
will die in Florida traffic
accidents during the 78-hour
Christmas holiday period,
said the Florida Highway
Patrol this week.
This year's official count-
down begins at 6:00 p.m.,
Thursday, December 24, 1981
and ends at midnight, Sunday,
December 27.
Colonel Eldrige Beach, di-
rector of the Patrol said,
"Drivers face greater dangers
of vehicle accidents during the

It Was A Good Year

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 24, 1981

St. Joe Paper Makes

Several Promotions

St. Joe Paper Company
President and Chief Executive
Officer, J. C. Belin, announced
last week that in a meeting of
the Directors of the Company
held December 17, E. Tom
Ford, Robert Nedley, and
Harold Quackenbush were
named Vice Presidents. The
three newly-elected officers
have been active in Company
management for a number of
years. They reside in Port St.
Joe. Ford has served as Sales
Executive and will assume the
post of Vice President of that
Department. Nedley is Vice

President in charge of Mill
Administration, and Quacken-
bush, Mill Production Man-
ager, is moved to the position
of Vice President in charge of
Paper Mill Operations.
In a meeting of the Di-
rectors of the St. Joe Contain-
er Company held earlier, W.
Francis Hudson was elected
President, replacing J. C.
Belin who has served in that
capacity since the. Company
was formed in December 1979.
Hudson had been Vice Presi-
dent of all Container Company
operations. Belin remains a

director and will continue in
an active role in management.
St. Joe Container Company is.
a wholly-owned subsidiary of
the Paper Company.
Others chosen for executive
posts are: Howard Brainin,
Dallas, Vice President, South-
west Region; Thomas D&i-
can, Atlanta, Vice President,
Southeast Region; David
Hartman, Hartford City, In-
diana, Vice President, Mid-
west Region; Donald
McNelly, Rochester, New
York, Vice President, North-
east Region; James Sry,

Union, New Jersey, Vice
President, Marketing; Mrs.
Dorothy Peeples, Assistant
Secretary. Except for Mrs.
Peeples, the others named to
top posts have had a long
.tenure in management with
the Container Company.
Stanley D. Fraser of Jack-
sonville was named to the
Executive Committee.
Belin stated that the posts in
both companies were filled to
meet the steadily-growing
demand for aggressive man-
agement to provide continued
leadership in both companies.




11 Years of No Pedestrian Fatalities

The City of Port St. Joe has
earned an Award of Merit for
its eleventh year with no
fatalities in the American
Automobile Association's 42nd

annual Pedestrian Safety In-
ventory, it was announced
The Award is one of the 276
top citations presented by

AAA clubs across the country.
According to Hampton Dunn
of the Peninsula Motor Club,
AAA, 2,798 cities and 27 states
participated in the AAA sur-

vey which evaluates and re-
cognizes pedestrian safety
achievements of participating
communities for the previous
calendar year.

The Award was presented to
Port St. Joe Police Chief Roy
Robinson and Mayor Frank
Pate by Dunn on Tuesday of
last week.

Police Catch Juvenile Attempting Break-In

Port St. Joe Police arrested
a 17-year-old- juvenile early
Thursday morning, after wit-

nessing the boy allegedly
attempting to break into Cos-
tin's Department Store.

Patrolmen Bill Rice and
Durwood.Smith were on rou-
tine patrol Thursday morning

Direct Deposit of Social Security

Checks Provides Advantages

Direct deposit of Social
Security or Supplemental Se-
curity Income (SSI) checks
into an account in a financial
organization provides many
advantages to those receiving
these checks, David Robinson
Social Security field repre-
sentative for Gulf County, said
Among the most important
benefits of direct deposit are:
A person never has to worry
about a check being stolen or
lost; travel arrangements can
be made without having .to
cbiosider when the check WilF
arrive; transportation costs
can be reduced; there is no
waiting line to cash or deposit
a check; direct deposit will fit

with already existing plans for
people who already have a
checking or savings account;
it is safer to keep money in a
checking or savings account
than to carry large amounts of'
cash; a checkbook and cancel-
led checks provide written
records of expenses and re-
ceipts that bills were paid;
money earns interest in a
savings account.
For direct deposit, a person
can choose a commercial
bank, savings bank, savings
., anJiloan association, Federal
or State chartered credit
union, or similar institution.
Before deciding on a particu-
lar financial organization, a
person should find out how it

will handle direct deposit.
To arrange for direct de-
posit, a person should com-
plete form SF-1199, available
at the financial organization.
A Social Security or SSI check
contains all the information
needed to fill out the form.
People who choose direct
deposit should remember to
* notify Social Security of any
address change so they will
continue to receive notices
about their benefits.
More information about di-_
rect deposit can be obtained at
the Panama City Social Se-
curity office, located at 30
West Government Street. The
telephone number is 769-4871.

about 1:30 a.m., when they
spied the boy at the back door
of Costin's. The two officers
quickly approached the store
building ,to investigate.
Patrolman Rice said that
when the two officers came
upon the scene, the boy,
ducked down behind a large
garbage container and tried to
hide. In his haste, a tire iron
was left sticking in the back
door of the store, where a hole
had been knocked in the door.
Officers Smith and Rice said
a hole had been punched in a
rear door panel of the building
in an apparent attempt to

break out the panel and gain
entry to the store.
Officers Rice and Smith
apprehended the young boy
and charged him with burg-
lary, possession of burglary
tools and carrying a concealed
weapon. The concealed wea-
pon was said to be an open
The boy was 'taken to the
Gulf County 'Sheriff's office
where he was questioned and
found to be a juvenile. He was'
then turned over to the
Department of Youth Ser-

Sing a

The AAA pedestrian pro-
gram, unique in the nation,
focuses attention nationwide
on pedestrian safety needs by
stimulating interest on 'the
local level in pedestrian-
related programs. Recogni-
tion is given to cities and
states that have demonstrated
successful pedestrian safety
programs. Pedestrian death
and injury records are among
the determinants used to rate
the cities.
All communities participat-
ing in the AAA program are.-
judged with others of compar-
able size and characteristics.
Program areas evaluated in-
clude maintenance of accident
records, safety legislation,
enforcement, traffic engineer-
ing, quality of school traffic
safety programs and active
public information and educa-
tion programs.
'"A bore is a person who talks
when you wish him to listen."
Ambrose Bierce

Gulf Sands


SSt. Joe Beach

Will Be

Wed., Dec. 23

For the Holidays

Due to Remodeling

Hopefully, We Will Be

Opening January 1, 1982

song of joy this Christmas

season and fill your world with

happiness for the coming year.



Savings and Loan Association



THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 24. 1981

Your Friened, Jerry

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Dear Santa,
My name is Angela St. Clair.
I live in White City and I have
a pet goldfish it's name is
goldy. I have been good this
year. I am 8 years old. I want
a Tippy Toes doll and some
Your Friend,
Angela St. Clair
P.S. you can also be sure you
will get some milk and cook-

Dear Santa,
I want a go-cart for Christ-
- mas arid a rubies cube and I
have been good. I have lots of
friends and one girl friend. I
feel happy and sometimes
: sad.
From Bobby

Dear Santa,
SI live in Florida. My teacher
is Mrs. Funderburk. She's real
nice. My name is Sherrin. I
am 8. Here's my list: baton,
electronic baseball game, pet
dog Beauty, cowboy hat, west-
ern Barbie riding horse, Bar-
bie dream patio and pool.
Your friend,
SherrinE. Hill
P.S. I've been good too.

Dear Santa,
My name is Paula Cunning-
: ham. I want a doll. I love
S CHRISTMAS! I want a good
dog! I want a cat.- I want
YOU! I want a puppy. I want
Love! I love. you!
Your Frin
Paula Cunningham
Dear Sata, .
I am in 3rd grade. I am 8
years old. I live in Port St. Flo.
on Balboa Str. I want a AM
FM raido.
S Yur friend, David

1 Dear Santa,
I want skates. I am a good

girl. I clean my room. I do my
share of the housework. I
wash the dishes so please may
I have my skates?
Thank you Santa,
Stepheine Brown

Dear Satn,
I want a car. I want a race
track. My teacher is nice to
me. My school is good and my
friends. My room is funny with
Pat. My room is goodmwith my
cat and Santa doll. *
Love, David Taylor

Dear Santa,
I want a radio with a
microphone, boots, a cash
register, and a baton suit. I
am a good girl but I don't
clean up my room. I always do
mind though. I will try to do
better next year. Thank you
for the toys.
Deborah Whittington

Dear Santa,
I want a bike. And a reel and
tackle box. I live in Florida. I
live at 140B. I am going to
Tesn. I like TV. My Favorite
Month is December. The best
to me about December is
Your friend, Rowdy

Dear Santa,
I want a doll that grows long
hair and a few more. I think
you know my name. I'll tell
*you if you want me to. Well,
I'll tell you. It is BARBARA
and now you know me. I love
you Santa. I must close.
Love, Barbara

Dear Santa, ,
I have been good this year. I
want a motorcycle. And a
rubic cube to. I feel good about
Christmas this year. I have a
lot of friends but not a lot at


'Tis the season... never a Christmas morning, never the old year ends, but
someone thinks of someone, old days, old times, old friends.
May all the joys of the past, return again this happiest of times... Christmas!



bring my special cousins, my
aunts and great aunts, my two
grandmother, two grandfa-
ther and my mother and
father and mommy carrie
Thanks, La'Trina

Dear Santa,
I want a Barbie swimming
pool. And also I want a Barbie
moterhome. And also I want
some Strawberr Shortcake
skates. Thank you.
Love, Angel Barr

Dear Santa,
Please bring me a pretty
curls doll and a make-up set
,Ad a watch and a western
Barbie and western Ken and
Jordach Doll and barbie

Dear Santa,
My name is Peter. I live in
Mexico Beach Florida. I go to
school at Highland View Elm.
I like Christmas very much
and all I want is a little
General Lee.
Your friend, Peter

Dear Santa,
My name is La'Trina Yvetta
McNeal. I am three years old.
I go to school at Wash. site.
Santa, I have been a fairly
good girl. I would like you to
bring me a sweet little doll,
walking doll, bike, tea set,
pots and pan set, blackboard,
skates, watch and lots of other
gifts and toys. Oh, Santa


clothes and clothes for myself
and also Barbie remote con-
trol car and also Crayola belt
and crayola earrings and key
chain and an apple dumpling
doll or apricot doll and a
typewriter if possible and any
other thing you thing I may
With love, Candy Foster
P.S. Thank you for every-
thing. P.S.S. I need a pair of
cowgirl boots also thanks!

Dear Santa,
I am five years old..I go to
school and I am a good boy.
My name is Ben and I want a
big four wheel drive like a
Ford. A transam, a big truck
like Travis and a wrecker that
pumps up tires, a Dukes of
Hazzard with Dukes that go in

the cars. A gun with bullets to*
go hunting with Dad and a big
big battleship. I live in a house
with my Mommy, Dad, Sissy
and Fonda. I leave you some
cookies my mommy made. I
love you.
Ben Nunery

Dear Santa Claus.
My name is Brian. I would
like to have go-cart, motor-
cycle, and a three wheeler.
Love, Brian

Dear Santa Claus
My name is Lenora. I would
like to have skates, a calcula-
tor, and baby doll. We love you
Santa and our teacher Mrs.
Floore. Merry Christmas.
Love, Lenora Jones

'14 JL

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 24, 1981 PAGE FIVE

George Tapper Donates Site for New Hospital

Gives BMC 20 Acres of Property On

Garrison Avenue for Medical Complex

Richard H. Malone, Executive
Director of Baptist Medical Center and
President of Baptist Medical Center of
Port St. Joe, Inc., is pleased to
announce this week that George. G.
Tapper, retired executive and resident
of Port St. Joe, has generously
contributed 20 acres of land in Port St.
Joe to be dedicated as the site of a new
hospital which will eventually replace
the existing Gulf Pines Hospital.
The property is located on the
southern end of Garrison Avenue, on
the east side of the street. The center of
the donated property lies just across
the street from the access road going
into the old St. Joseph Cemetery.
Gulf Pines Hospital, formerly the
Port St. Joe Municipal Hospital, was
purchased by BMC in October of this
year. At the time of the purchase, it was
announced that BMC planned to build a
new hospital and professional buildings
within five years with the present
facility being returned to the city.
According to Larry Read, assistant
administrator of BMC, work has
already begun on a feasibility study of
the property with plans being made for
utilization of the space in the best
) manner. "Just as soon as this study is

completed early next year, we plan to
begin work immediately on construc-
tion of the professional building or
buildings", he said.
At a dinner held Thursday at noon
in which the deed for the land was
officially turned over to BMC, Malone
said, "On behalf of the entire BMC
family, I want to express our grateful
appreciation to Mr. Tapper for this
donation which will enhance the quality
of life for the citizens of Port St. Joe and
surrounding communities".
"This donation will help us to
maintain the delivery of excellent
patient care that Baptist Medical
Center is dedicated to at Gulf Pines.
This is one more example of Mr.
Tapper's generosity to his fellow man.
Baptist Medical Center looks forward
to a continuing association with Mr.
Tapper whose reputation throughout
Florida and the United States proves
him to be a man who placed the welfare
of others abpve self," Malone said.
Tapper made a few remarks at the
presentation in which he said: "I have
had my wife worried. She finally asked
me, 'George, is anything wrong? One
doesn't usually do these things until just
before or just after he goes'. I want

everyone to know, I'm in good health.
I'm making this donation from partly a
selfish motive. I want to be sure there is
a good medical facility here in case I
might need it in the future."
Tapper, a lifelong resident of Port
St. Joe, is a former Gulf County
Commissioner and served as both State
Representative and Senator of the Gulf
County area. Noted for his civic
involvement, he is a charter member
and past president of the Port St. Joe
Rotary Club and has been instrumental
in the direction that Port St. Joe will be
taking in its future growth.
A prominent member of the
Catholic community, Tapper was
appointed by President Jimmy Carter
to attend the investiture of Pope John
Paul II. Last month, he was invested in
the Equestrian Order of the Holy
Sepulchre of Jerusalem, at St. Mi-
chael's Church. in Houston, Texas.
Membership in the order, which was
founded in the 11th century, is the
highest papal award which can be
conferred on clergy and laity alike.
"George G. Tapper exemplifies the
Baptist Medical Center philosophy of
"dedicated to the glory, of God and the
service of man," said Malone.

Richard Malone, Executive Director of Baptist Medical Center of Jacksonville, second from left, receives the deed for 20
acres of property from George Tapper. Mr. Tapper donated the land for a site for a medical complex and new hospital to be
built by Baptist Medical Center. Looking on are Mrs. Tapper and Trish Tapper. Star photo

Mrs. Far
Members of the Keen Agers,
SSeniors Group met at the
-home of Mr. and Mrs. B. J.
-Farley, Beacon Hill, on De-
cember 17th.
A Christmas program was
.presented with devotions in-
cluding the scripture Luke 2,
:inspirational poetry, prayer.
.This was followed by the
:Christmas; story "Christmas
Three Days Late" and singing
*Christmas carols.
The Christmas project of
hand made handkerchief were

CHRISTMAS is a'coming
and music's in the air.
Beautiful the carols
we'hear most everywhere;
Candles in the windows
and'Christmas trees aglow;
Packages beneath-them,-
most every where you go.
Christmas is a'coming
Just watch the girls and
Just hear their happy laughter
and all the gladsome noise,
and hear the cheery greetings
of shoppers on the street,
In and out of centers(
wherever you may meet.
Christmas is a'coming
to celebrate the Birth
Of a precious little Baby
Who came to Bless the
Who many, many years ago
was born in Bethlehem,
With Angels hov'ring over
and Shepherds on the
The Wise Men heard the
and to the Manger came,
Bringing gifts in homage
Sto the Infant King,
And here's the inspiration
for gifts to those we love
In honor of our Jesus Who
brought true Love from
Christmas is a good time,-
the best of all the year.
Christmas is a fun-time;
a time of ready cheer.
Enjoy the Choirs and stories;
the messages they bring,
And let's remember Jesus
Who is the King of Kings.
Maybel Stone Swatts

ley Hosts Keeners LIMI RIGHS 4
displayed to be taken to the The next meeting of the
Apalachicola Rest Home as organization will be held
tlft-C th. On r fiinit Januar 21 at the Beach L 1

guts to tne seior ci izens
Delicious refreshments
were served by the hostess.


Ends On

Baptist Chapel, St. Joe Beach,
who sponsor the community of
beaches membership.


In City

Dove Jan. 4 Jan. 13
Hunters in) Florida have Congressman Earl Hutto's
until January 4- the end of office announced this week
mourning dove season- to that his District Admini-
match their skills against the strator Earl Hadaway will be
fast, erractic-flying game in Port St. Joe on Wednesday,
bird. January 13, 1982 in the Gulf
".Moui r d. County Courthouse, Commis-
Mournig doves are diffi- sioners Hearing Room, be-
cult to shoot because they are tween the hours of 10:00A.M.
quick in flight and also twist and 2:00 P.M., EST.
and turn," said Fred W. .
Stanberiy, director of the Hadaway will meet with
Division of Wildlife for- t ,,,,anyonehavingaproblemrwit
Game and Fresh Water Fish the Federal Government.
Commission. Anyone desiring assistance
from Congressman Hutto may
Stanberry said since the meet with Mr. Hadaway or
mourning: dove's flight ma- they may contact the District
neuvers offer a special chal- Office in Panama City, Post
lenge to hunters, it has proven Office Box 459, Panama City,
to be one of the.most popular Fl. 32401, (904) 763-0709, Mon-
game birds sought in Florida. day through Friday..



Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc.
311 Williams Avenue
4 Port St. Joe
Call 227-1145 for Appointment


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*t *




h' In the past few weeks, there
has been much speculation that
Libyan terrorists have crossed
our nation's borders to
assassinate the President and
key administration officials.
At his December 7th press con-
ference, President Reagan
asserted that there is concrete
evidence to point to such a
diabolical plot despite denials
by-Libyan strongman Colonel
' M'ammar al Qaddafi. Many
might ask who is Qaddafi and
why are our nation's relations
with Libya so strained?
On September 1, 1969, a
.group of, young military of-
ficers led by Mu'amriar al
Qaddafi seized power in a
bloodless 'coup against the
Libyan monarch, King Idris.
The revolutionaries took ad-
vantage of their fellow coun-
trymen's discontent with the.
corrupt regime of King Idris,
the slow pace at which new-
found oil wealth was being
redistributed to the masses,
and the perceived contamina-
tion of Islamic values by
Western influences. One can

say that the Libyan revolution
might have been an omen o;
the one which would take place
in Iran nearly a decade later.
Qaddafi's ideology, which
is a curious blend of Arab na-
tionalism, Islamic fundamen-
talism and socialism, enables
this dictator to have a firm grip
on the nation's 2.5 million in-
habitants, despite his claim
that government has been
abolished in Libya. More im-
'portantly, Libya's oil wealth
has enabled Qaddafi to satisfy
the material needs of his fellow
countrymen and export his
ideology to foreign lands.
Libyan oil reserves are now
estimated at 23.5 billion
barrels, which is comparable to
the size of the reserves held by
the United States. The U.S.
imports approximately 475,000
barrels of oil per day from
.Libya which accounts for 8%
of our oil import needs.
Although oil imports are
down, Libya can expect to
receive $15 billion in oil
revenues for this year.
As I have mentioned,

The shooting down of two
Libyan jets over the Gulf of
Sidra by U.S. forces reversed
our nation's indecisive
response to similar situations
which have plagued us since
the close of the Vietnam war.
Peace cannot be obtained
through meekness, but only
through strength.
Cranberry Molded Salad
Nancy's recipe this week is
by Mrs. Meldrirh Thomson,
Jr., wife of the former Gover-
nor of New Hampshire.
1 6 ounce package red Jello
2 cups boiling water
I, can whole cranberry sauce
1 cup drained, crushed pine-
V2 cup broken nuts
sour cream
Dissolve Jello in boiling water.
Add cdianberry sauce, pineap-
ple and nuts. Chill until firm,
stirring several times. Unmold
on lettuce. and serve with sour

The Gipfel
The topmost ornament
on a Christmas tree is
called a gipfel.

There Are Many Legends About Christmas

There Are Many Legends About Christmas

Libya's oil revenues have
allowed Qaddafi to.engage in
military adventurism, espe-
cially in Africa. In 1979, the
Colonel placed troops in
Uganda to defend another
fellow despot, Idi Amin.
Despite these efforts,
Qaddafi's troops were defeated
and were forced to withdraw.
Recently, Libyan troops
withdrew from Chad after a
year of occupying territory
within Chad's borders. In ad-
dition, during Qaddafi's ten-
year reign, he has made
numerous overtures to other
Arab nations such as Tunisia,
Syria and, ironically, Egypt to
form a pan-Arab union.
Qaddafi has also funded
numerous terrorist organiza-
tions such as the Palestine
Liberation Organization and
the Irish Republican Army,
which have wreacked havoc
throughout the world in the
name of their causes. He has
also sent out assassination
squads to kill Libyans in exile
who have spoken out against
Congress has numerous
pieces of legislation before it
which would terminate our na-
tion's oil imports from Libya. I
wholeheartedly support efforts
to end our continued trade
which finances Qaddafi's
military adventurism and ter-

An angel noticed the
child and took pity upon
her. Brushing the earth
with a wing, the angel
called the little girl's atten-
tion to where her tears had
Much to the child's
wonder, a plant at her feet
began to bud and then
unfold into lovely, white
flowers. The little girl
quickly plucked the flowers
-here was a gift worthy of

the Babe!
She placed them at the
feet of Jesus. As His tiny
feet touched the blossoms,
suddenly the petals turned
Thus was born the
Christnias rose, so the
legend says.
Yet another legend cen-
ters around plants: a deli-
cate bedstraw plant, strewn
with tiny white flowers, is

said to have been mixed
with the hay in the manger
where the Infant Jesus lay.
The white flowers were
miraculously turned to
gold that night, and ever
since then the plant has
been known as Our Lady's
Another legend explains
how thelamb got its woolly
coat. The story says that a
little lamb was among the
animals in the stable on
Christmas Eve; Thinking

that the Christ Child must
be cold, wrapped only in
swaddling clothes and lay-
ing upon straw, the little
lamb nestled by the Infant,
to shelter Him from the

The Infant touched the
little lamb, and its coat was
transformed into soft,
curly wool. Since then, the
legend says, all sheep
proudly wear a warm and
woolly coat.

Their way was not easy. His birth was humble and hard. Let's
recapture in our hearts the spirit of love and tranquility they
experienced that first Christmas day. Peace be unto you and
all mankind at this holy season.


Florida National Bank

at Port St. Joe

504 Monument Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456,
Auto Bank: Highway 98, Port St. Joe Beach, Florida 32456.

Member: FDIC

I oboly

Let the glad

tidings ring

out and let

us rejoice!





The Yuletide season brings thoughts of Christmases
gone by...and thoughts-of friends like you. We sincerely
hope that you enjoy the happiest of holidays!

Carl, Billie Jean and Staff at

SCampbell's Drug Store

There are many beauti-
ful legends associated with
Christmas. Perhaps one of
the loveliest is that of
the Christmas rose, also
known as the Helleborus.
According to tradition,
the rose first bloomed on
Christmas night. It seems
that a little girl was out-
side the stable on that very
first Christmas, weeping
because she had no gift for
the Holy Infant.



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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 24, 1981


House Plants Have i

It Rough In Winter
By Roy Lee Carter County Extension Director

House plants often are con-
fronted with adverse growing
conditions during the winter
months. The following are key
factors in keeping house
plants healthy, particularly
during winter.
All house plants must have
light. The best light is a
southeastern exposure of fil-
tered, never direct sunlight.
Attempt to locate the plant in
a permanent location, as
constant moving exposes
plants to changing light condi-
tions. Too much light or direct
light often causes burning of
plant foliage.
House plants are often over-
watered while a few may be
under watered. Try to water
as the plants need 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 characteristics
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 prob-
ably too much water has been

given over a period of time
causing damage to the root
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 a 55 to 65 degree
night temperature. Avoid
placing plants near heat
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
from time to time, syringe the
plant's 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 soil should be loosened
from time to time, being sure
not to drain the root system.
Plan to repot plants in spring
when growing conditions are
Most house plants require

Holiday Treats From The Sea
"Tis the season to be jolly. ." and that means sharing
good times with friends and family. The casual get-togethers
as well as formal affairs of the season call for festive foods.
Shrimp and smoked fish team together to spotlight any buf-
fet in Hot Shrimp Caribbean Style and Smoked Fish Dip.
These are two recipes which you'll want to add to your
"special occasion" list of favorites. Both are quick and easy
/1toprepare, yet outstanding in flavor appeal.
Best wishes for a happy holiday season from Florida De-
partment of Natural Resources.
For additional 'free recipes write: Seafood/DNR, 3900
Commonwealth Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32303.
1 pound cooked, peeled and 1 can (4 ounces) small,
deveined shrimp whole mushrooms, drain-
Let peace ring out for all this 4 cup margarine or butter ed
Smedium-size green pep- 1 teaspoon garlic OR.onion
holiday season and bring the per, cut in strips salt
% medium-size red pepper, 2 teaspoons chopped fresh
true joy of Christmas to you and cut in strips* or frozen chives
Melt margarine in chafing dish or frying pan. Add shrimp,
your loved ones. pepper strips, and mushrooms. Sprinkle with salt. Heat thor-
oughly, stirring as needed. Sprinkle chives over top. Serve
hot on toast rounds or spear with picks. Makes 8 to 12 ap-
petizer servings, depending on size of shrimp.
Pimento strips may be substituted for red pepper if
St. Joe Natura I 1 cup flaked smoked mullet 4 teaspoon paprika
2 packages (8 ounces each) 5 to 6 drops liquid hot pepper
cream cheese, softened sauce
G Sas I nc. 1 tablespoon lemon juice, Chopped fresh or frozen
a m.y vn 2 teaspoons horseradish chives or parsley
Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add lemon juice, horse-
radish, paprika, and hot pepper sauce; mix Well. Fold in fish.
Chill. Excellent if made a day ahead and refrigerated over-
night. Spoon into serving dish; sprinkle chopped chives or
Parsley around edge of dish. Serve on crackers, toast, or
crispy vegetable slices. Makes about 22 cups dip. (AFNS)

The Blessings of Peace to you and your 1
family during this Christmas Season.

Earley's Hardware

little fertilization during
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 used for
cleaning the leaves. Rinse
washed leaves with clear
water to remove soap film.
Keep plants attractive by
removing dead leaves and
faded blooms.

Grass stains can some-
times be removed from'
clothing with just a few
drops of rubbing alcohol.

Chorus Sings for Christmas
Friends and family of music those attending. direction of Miss Ann Aild--.
students from Port St. Joe The concert was under the ridge.
High School, Port St. Joe
Elementary School, and High-
land View Elementary School
were entertained last Thurs-
day night with a Christmas
concert. Selections included
traditional, classical and
several "just for fun" num-
bers, much to the delight of

We're sending you good wishes, brimming with joyous
for a wonderful Yuletide.

David and

Joyce Moore at



204 Monument Ave. Phone 227-1199

An old-fashioned
greeting bringing you
the best wishes for the Holiday Season.


Funeral Home



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Dear Santa Claus,
My name Zyris. I would like
. have bicycle, motorcycle,
gun. We love you Santa and
"'tir teacher, Mrs. Floore.
Love, Zyris

Dear, Santa Claus.
My name is Greg. I would
like to have Go Cart, air gun,
and pellet gun. We love you
Santa and Mrs. Floore. Merry
Love, Greg

Dear Santa Claus.
My name is Daniel. I would

.THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 24, 1981

like to have star wars case, would like to have roller
bicycle, and three wheeler., skates, barbie doll, and bi-
We love you Santa and our cycle. We love Santa and
teacher Mrs.. Floore. Merry teacher Mrs. Floore. Merry
Christmas. Christmas.
Love, Daniel Hughes Love, Shereka

Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Harmon. I
would like to have football,
cash register, and bicycle. We
love you Santa and Mrs.
Floore. Merry Christmas.
Love, Harmon

Dear SaClaus,
.My -name is Shereka. I

Peace on Earth May the Blessings
of the Season Be With You Always.

WJOE Radio

Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Phil. I would
like to have a go-cart, bicycle,
and a ring. We love you Santa
and our teacher, Mrs. Floore.
Merry Christmas.
Love, Phil Gentry

Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Ray. I would-
like to have remote control
car, basketball; and race
track. We love you Santa and
our teacher Mrs. Floore.
Merry Christmas.
Love, Ray

Dear Santa Claus.
My name is Devon. I would
like to have motorcycle, pellet
gun, and go-cart. We love you
Santa and our teacher, Mrs.
Floore. Merry Christmas.
Love, Devon

Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Joyce. I would
like to have skates, bicycle,
and barbie doll. We love you
Santa and our teacher, Mrs.
Floore. Merry Christmas.
Love, Joyce Marie Peterson

Dear Santa Claus,
My name' is 'Theresa. I
would like to have skates,
bicycle, and a baby doll. We
love you Santa and our
teacher Mrs. Floore. Merry
Love, Theresa Skyles

Dear Santa Claus,
My name is La Juan. I
would like to have a go-cart,
motorcycle, and football. We
love you Santa and our
teacher Mrs. Floore. Merry
Love, La Juan Quinn

Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Timothy. I
would like to have go-cart,
motorcycle, and a bicycle. We
love you Santa and our
teacher Mess Floore. Merry
Love, Timothy Whitfield

Dear Santa,
My name is Crystal L.
Smith. I am 8/ years old. I
have been a good girl this
year. I would like an Atari
game, a guitar, a simon game,
a match me game, a merlin, a
strawberry shortcake doll and
garden house and a straw-
berry shortcake bake shop. I
will leave you some cookies
and milk under my Christmas
Your friend, Crystal L. Smith

Dear Santa,
I would like a tent, sumer-
sault dog, and an airplane set.
I have been a good boy. Please
bring Erica and Jolynne
something nice too. I will
leave you some milk and
David Goodson, age 6

Dear Santa,
Please bring me a electric
football game, Stomper wild
Mountain, Buddy L adventure
set, and rifle and pistol set. I
have been a good boy and I
love you.
Stephen White, Age 8

Dear Santa,
Ikwant a very good friend. I
want a little car. My teacher is
Sa good teacher. My school is a
good pretty school. My room is
very pretty inside. It is a good
school inside.
From Jeffrey

Dear Santa Claus,
I like Christmas. I want a
AM and FM radio. I am eight
years old. I live in Hays
Avenue 6th Street. I am very
happy about Christmas. I like
school very much.
Your friend truely, Patty

Dear Santa Clause,
I like Christmas a lot. Santa,
I want a pretty cut and grow, a
Golden dream Barbie, Barbie
remote control car, Barbie
swimming pool, Barbie light

me a remot control Fire bird, I
want 410 gun. I want a race
car set. I want Star Wars
Melenem Falcon.
I love you, Jeff
Dear Santa,
My name is Kellie Moree. I
am 7 years old. I am in the
second grade at Port St. Joe
Elementary, School. Please
give me a swing set.
I love you, Kellie

Dear Santa,
My name is Anthony
Thomas. I am 8 years old. I
am in the second grade at Port
St. Joe Elementary School. I
want a motorcycle, I want a
b-b gun, I want a watch.
I love you Santa, Anthony

Dear Santa,
My name is Anthony Perez
up case, fresh and fancy, Davis. I am 8 years old. I am
Barbie swimsuit and clothes in the second grade Port St.
and baby clothes. Oh,- and Joe Elementary School. I
Santa, I am in third grade. I go want a pellet I want a go cart,
to Highland View Elementry. I want a juke box.
My teacher is Mrs. Funder- I love you, Perez
burk. My P.E. teacher is
Coach. We call her coach. We Dear Santa Claus,
know her name, but we rather My name is Crystal Causey.
call her coach. My. name is I am 2 years old. I have been a
"Carol Sims". I am eight good girl. I help my Moma
years old. wash dishes and help her take
Your friend, Carol care of my brother Shannon.
Shannon is 1 year old. I also
Dear Santa, help my Nanny cook and wash
This is what I want for dishes
Xmas, calculator and cowboy
fort of wood, and Darth Vader
X wing fighter, 8 storm
troopers, Dukes of. Hazzard
car, with Bo aid Luke, Darth :-
Vade and Luke Skywalker,
also a four wheel drive truck
that changes tires, 4x4 moun-
tain set, pool table, and most
of all (Rebel Go Cart), 410
Gun, Archery set, remote
control jeep and Dukes of May the S
Hazzard play set, and Dukes yours and hi
of Hazzard car case. Big
Model General Lee. That's all
I guess. Thank you.
With love, Bud Foster
P.S. Dukes of Hazzard Race
Set and Barn Buster

Dear Santa, C
My name is Jeff Newberry.
I am 7 years olde. I am in the
Second grade at Port St. Joe
Elementary School. Please
bring Hot Wheels cars, bring

For Christmas I would like
to have the following things: a
black baby doll and a white
one, too, a shopping cart, a See
and Say Game, a tea set and
pots and pans to go with it. I
would like fpr you to leave me
a stuffed Tweety Bird in my
stocking along with lots of
suprises. Santa, please bring
Shannon lots of suprises to. He
has been a good boy. We will
leave some milk and cookies
under the tree for you.
Love, Crystal Causey

Dear Santa,
My name is Marlo Thomas.
I am 8 years old. I am in the
second grade at Port St. Joe
Elementary. I want bike and
hungry hungry hippos.
I love you, Marlo

Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Norman Gerald
(Jerry) Martin Jr. and I'm 11/2
years old and I've been a real
good boy this year. So Santa
hear is the things I would like
to have this Christmas. A
riding car, some trucks and
car, a van, Donald Duck, a
jeep, snoopy telephone, a
rocking chair, cowboy shirt
and hat, guns and lots of
surprizes. I love you Santa and
I will leave you some milk and
cookies under my tree.

St. Joe Papermakers
Federal Credit Union


We hope your Christmas
is filled with Joy
and Happiness.

Renfro Auto Parts
Brent, Bryan, John,

Barbara, Buddy, Mary H.



African Methodist Episcopal Church
146 Avenue C Phone 227-1213
Rev. James W. Williams, Pastor

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

"God Our Father, Christ Our Redeemer,
Man Our Brother"

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Dear Santa,
I have been "pretty good"
this year so I would like you to
bring me a rainbow umbrella.
I would also like to see my

Papa and Nana Davis for
Christmas. Do you think you
could stop at 2101 Palm Blvd.
in Port St. Joe and give them a
ride up here to Kingston, N.Y.

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May the spirit of the Christ Child
strengthen and brighten your life and
bring countless blessings to you.



Christmas Bessin

Christ the
Savior is .....
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us sing His 1

Pauline's Restauran
P8i Restauran .

Santa Claus and I will leave
you some milk and cookies
under my tree.
Love, Michelle
Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Lacrethia. I
would like to have a baby doll,
doll bugg, and piano. We love
you Santa and our teacher
Mrs. Floore. Merry Christ-
Love, Lacrethia
Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Bobby. I would
like a small pool table, and a
cartridge for my Microvision
(any), a Rubix Cube, and
some little Hot Wheels (Turbo
Mustang), and some sur-
prises. I am 8 years old.
My sister's name is Missy.
She is four years old. She
would like a tape player and
some tapes(3), a special tape,
Davy Crockett. And a doll,
(Pretty Cut and Grow), a pad
and some pencils, (with her
name on them).
P.S. We will be in Port St. Joe
this Christmas at Grandma's
Missy and Bobby
Dear Santa,
.My name is Davina Sey-
mour. I am 7 years old. I am in
the second grade at Port St.
Joe Elementary School. I
want please a Pretty cut and
doll, swimming pool, jukebox,
swing set, and a kitten, remote
control Firebird, go cart,

diamond ring, mini cycle and
mini bike.
I love you. Davina
Dear Santa,
My name is Etasha Thomas.
I am 8 years old. I am in the
second grade at Port St. Joe
Elementary School. I want 2
dolls and skates.
I love you. Etasha
Dear Santa.
My name is Ernest Lee
Exum Jr. I am 7 years old. I
am in the second grade at Port
St. Joe Elementary School.
Please bring me a bicycle, a
racing car set. I have been a
good boy. Please bring me a
pocket knife. I will leave you
some cookies.
I love you Santa, Ernest
Dear Santa,
My name is Tori Thompson.
I am 8 years old. I am in the
second grade at Port St. Joe
Elementary School. I want a
go cart, dirt bike, teddy bear,

THE STAR. Port St. Joe, Fla.

pellet gun, hungry hungry
hippos. I love you Mom and
Dear Santa,.
My name is Jason Lee. I am
in the ? grade at Port St. Joe
Elem itary School. Please
bring me a go cart, racing car
set. Please bring my mother a
ring. Pocket knife. bb gun.
I love you Santa, Jason Lee
Dear Santa,
My name is Jason White. I
am 7 years old. I am in the 2
grade at Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary School. Please bring
me a bicycle Schwinn, dirt
bike. remot control boat.
I love you. Jason
Dear Santa,
My name is Mary Ann Byrd.
I am 7 years old. I am in the
second grade at Port St. Joe

THURSDAY, DEC. 24, 1981

Elementary School. Please
bring me a little kitten. I will
give you some cookies and
milk. Will you bring me a
pretty cut and grow? I love
you Santa.
Love, Mary Ann


Dear Santa,
My name is Lee. I am 8
years old. I am in the second
grade at Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary School. I want a b b
gun, and guitar.
I love you Santa, Lee


Presbyterian Church
Sixteenth Street and Forrest Park Avenue
Phone 227-1756
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE ............10:00A.M.
Study in the Gospels, Wednesday 7:00-7:45
Welcome to Everyone
Phone 229-6857

I Christmas Blessings S

Like the Wise Men of old, let us worship the new-
born Prince of Peace-may He bless you and yours.

Mary Linda's

Beauty Salon

in your sleigh? I haven't seen
them since our vacation last
My daddy wants you to
bring him a bushel of fresh
oysters. They're hard to find
up here. Mommy would like
some turnip or collard greens,
(the way Nana cooks 'em.)
Merry Christmas to you,
Santa and to all our family and
friends in Port St. Joe.
Summer Rose Davis, age 21/2
P.S. We want some snow too!
Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Kristen. I would
like to have a go-caart,
make-up, and bicycle. We love
you Santa and our teacher,
Mrs. Floore. Merry Christ-
Love, Kristen Nichols

Dear Santa,
My name is Mark Weston. I
am 7 years old. I am in the
second grade at Port St. Joe
Elementary School. I want
Star Wars, watch, procket
knife, hot wheels, go cart, cat
and trampoline.
I love you Santa, Mark
Dear Santa,
My name is Tom Moore. I
am 7 years old. I am in the
second grade at Port St. Joe
Elementary School. I want a
pocket knife.
I love Santa, Tom
Dear Santa Claus,
My name is William. I would
like to have a bicycle, go-cart,
and basketball. We love you
Santa and our teacher Mrs.
Floore. Merry Christmas.
Love, William
Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Chris. I would
like to have bicycle, play-
house,,and qash.~egigter. We
love you and our teacher Mrs.
Floore. Merry Christmas.
Love, Chris Quinn
Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Michelle. I
would like to have baby doll,
big wheels and bicycle. We
love you Santa and our
teacher Mrs. Floore. Merry
Love, Michelle Rayand

Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Sherry. I would
like to have skates, a go-cart,
and make-up. We love you
Santa and our teacher Mrs.
Floore. Merry Christmas.
Love, Sherry Ludlum

Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Jennifer Mi-
chelle Martin and I'm three
years old, I have been a real
good girl this year, so hear is
the things I would like this
Christmas: A baby doll, a doll
play pen, snoopy telephone, a
rocking chair, puppy, Bugs
Bunny, Cowgirl shirt and hat,
tea set and lots of surprizes. I
would also like my Uncle Gene
to get me a bike. I love you

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Like the Wise Men of old, let us bring our gifts before the
Holy Child. May the star of that first Christmas night guide
us all with its holy light to peace on earth.

Apalachicola Northern

Railroad Co.
L 11]1tot


THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THIURm VY. DEC. 24, 1981

Dear Santa,
What I like for Xmas is
trains, trucks, and Duke Haz-
zards set. Santa, I have been
very good boy all year long. i
will leave some cake and milk
on the table for you and Santa
I see you Xmas and don't
forget my teacher, she would
like some special to.
Love. Patrick Dawson

Dear Santa,
I love you Santa Clause. My
name is Brandy White and I

am 3 years old. Thank you
dear Santa Clause for giving
me a coloring book. I want
Tippee-Toes, Hungry-Hungry
Hippos, some baby dolls and
baby highchair. Thank you
Santa Clause. My boyfriend
Chris .wants a race car, a
football game, a car and a
jeep. My cousin Matthew
wants some drums and some
plastic toys and that's all he
wants. Hurry up and come, I
can't hardly wait.
Love, Brandy White

Dear Santa,
My name is Andrea McCul-
ley. I am 7 years.old: I am in
the second grade' at Port St.
Joe Elementary School. I
want a Pretty cut and grow
doll. Please give me a kitten,
go cart and trampoline. I will
give you some cookies? I love
you very good Santa.
.Love, Andrea

Dear Santa,
My name is Sybil Under-
wood. I am 7 years old. I am in
the second grade at Port St.
Joe Elementary School.
Please bring me a pretty cut
and grow doll, ring, Barbara
case make-up, Barbara motor
home, ,Ann. Andy doll, big-
trampoline. I love you Santa, I
know you love me!

Dear Santa,
Please bring me a Baby
Cries for You and a record
player with a microphone and
some records. Also a Barbie
Make-up Kit and a Mickey
Mouse puzzle and also some
new clothes. Also please fill
my stocking with lots of
Love, Julie Stewart
P.S. I love you Santa.

Dear Santa,
I would like for you to bring
me a pretty bike with a
basket with pretty flowers 6n
it and lots of cute clothes and a
pretty curls doll and Golden
Dreams Barbie and a curling
iron and blow dryer and some
make-up and please bring my
Sissy Bug a trycycle too.
Thanks, Bianca Gay
Age Four

Dear Santa Claus, *
Hi! My name. is Patricia. I
thought I might give you a few
ideas about what I would like
. to have for Christmas: cas-
sette recorder-player, AM-FM
clock radio and dual alarm
feature, backgammon set,
western Barbie, Dallas,
Adult's Unisex Jet Jogges
(skates), boat shoes, ballerina
shoes. I will love you always.
Love, Patricia

Dear Santa:
My namine is April Rich. I am
three years old. I would like
for you to bring me. a baby
doll, watch, a bake and serve
set. I have a little brother
named Justin, he is one year
old. Please bring him a
rocking horse, trucks. I will be
at my Nanny's house. (I have
two nannys). I love you Santa.
April Rich

Dear Santa,
I want a Star Wars Storm
trooper and I want a baby doll
with a bottle and my sister,
Jennifer, wants a baby doll too
but no bottle cause she will
lose it. My momma wants a
record and my daddy wants a

new little turtle boat. Give
Miss Vivian a good prize but
no rabbits. Miss Donna and
Miss Bertha gets a book. I am
always good.
Stephanie Gaddis. age four

Dear Santa Claus:
My name is Brad Causey. I
am 5 years old. I have been a
good boy. I would like for you
to bring me these things for
Christmas; Dump truck, see
and say game, wagon, clothes,
and lots of suprises. I have a
little brother named Brian.
Please bring him lots of
suprises too.
Love, Brad Causey

Dear Santa Clause,
I would like these things;
Follow me, Hit 'N Missle,
Merlin, Hip-pocket baseball,
cycle loop set, firebird, elec-
tronic battleship, two men
skeet shoot, tin can alley. I
love you Santa Clause.
Love, Jason Lee

Dear Santa,
Please bring me a doll, baby
carriage, and a busy bath. I
have been a good girl.
I will leave some goodies
under the tree.
Erica Hamm, age 19 months

Dear Santa,
I need some drums, not girl
stuff, I don't like that. I would
like Santa to bring me some

clothes, and a Pumpkin Farm.
And bring Brandy, my cousin.
some girl stuff. I've been a
real good boy.
I love you. Matthew White

Dear Santa Claus,
I have been a very good girl
this year. Will you bring me a
pretty baby doll, powder puff,
record player with records,
necklace and bracelet, some

lip gloss and a Golden Dream
Barbie doll? I will be looking
for you Christmas Eve night.
I love you, Carolyn Stephens

Dear Santa,
I am a very good girl so
please bring me a bike, a doll
and a baby bed.
I love you, Jolynne Parker
Age 2



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Brotherhood Bombs

Apalachicola Five, 93-76

Number one ranked Bro- more excitement to the game
.therhood travelled to Apa- with two Gorilla Slam dunks.
lachicola last Wednesday Brotherhood went on to win
night to play Apalachicola the game, 93-76.
.,Walk On. Brotherhood had
four of the five starters to go in
double figures with all scores CARD OF THANKS
: led by Sandy Quinn, 28 points,
followed by Darrell Ward with To the staff of Gulf Pines,
22 points, Bruce Jones with 16, the Doctors, the nurses, the
and Calvin Cherry scoring 14 respiratory therapists, and
and Calvin Cherry scoring 14 the maintenance people.
points. Brotherhood ran up Thank you for all of your
their scores in the middle kindness while I was in the
the fourth quarter when they hospital. I appreciate all the
came out of their zone and candy, the cookies, the visit
went man on man. from Santa Claus, the glasses
Bruce Jones added a little of juice and all of the games
^ 7 ] everyone played with me.
Thank you again for all of
your attention and help and
also for overlooking the extra
The hood ornament on noise.
a Rolls Royce is known Love,
as the Spirit of Ecstasy. Jennifer Michelle Gaddis


of the

Gulf County Commission

The Board of County Com-
mission met November 2, 1981
in special budget session, duly
advertised, with the following
members present: Chairman
Jimmy 0. Gortman, James
Tankersley, Douglas Birming-
ham, Eldridge Money, and
William R. Branch. Also pre-
sent were: Clerk Jerry Gates,
Sheriff Ken Murphy, Civil
Defense Director Bill Lamar,
Admin. Assistant Tommy
Pitts and Road Supt. Lloyd
Whitfield, and Attorney Wil-
liam J. Rish.
The meeting came to order
at 7:00 p.m.

Comm. Money opened the
meeting with prayer and
Clerk Gates led the pledge of
allegiance to the flag.

The Chairman announced
that the meeting was now open
for public comment. After
pubhc comment, Comm.. Tan-
kersley moved the Board
tentatively adopt the' budget
for the county's operations
which budget called for an 8
percent millage increase over
the rolled back rate, for the
general operation, a 556 per-

cent millage increase over the
rolled back rate for the Tupelo
Fire Control District and p 156
percent millage increase over
the rolled back rate for the St.
Joseph Fire iControl District
Fund. Comm. Money second-
ed the motion and it passed
There being no further
business, the meeting ad-

The Board of County Com-
mission of Gulf County, Flori-
da, met November 10, 1981 in


a public body corporate,
STATE OF FLORIDA, and the several
Taxpayers, Property Owners and
Citizens thereof, including Non-
residents owning property or
subject to taxation their ein, and
All Others having or claiming any
right, title or Interest in property
to be affected by the issuance of
the Bonds descrlld in the Complaint,
and All Others to tbe affected in any
way thereby,
You, and each of you, and the State
of Florida, through the State Attorneys
for the First, Second, Third, Fourth,
Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth,
Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth, Thirteenth,
Fourteenth, Fifteenth, Sixteenth, Seven-
teenth, Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and
Twentieth Judicial Circuits of Florida,
are hereby required to appear before
this Court in the Chambers of the
undersigned Circuit. Judge at the Leon
County Courthouse in Tallahassee,
Floida, on the 28th day of January, 1982,
at 3 o'clock P.M. and show cause, if any
you have, why the prayers of the'
Complaint filed in the above-styled
cause should not be granted and the
Bonds and proceedings validated and
confirmed as therein prayed. The Bonds,
to be Issued by the Plaintiff herein are
described as follows:
$150,000,000 FLORIDA HOUSING
REVENUE BONDS (the "Bonds") to
make loans to lending Institutions to
enable them to finance the construction
of new multi-family rental housing
projects in each of the sixty-seven
counties in the State of Florida for
persons and families of low incomes as
more fully described in the Resolution of
the Governor and Cabinet of Florida (the
"Resolution") as the Governing Board.
of the Division of Bond Finance of the
State of Florida Department of General
Services (the "Division") where said
Resolution, dated November 3, 1981,
annexed to the Complaint as Plaintiff's
Exhibit 2, authorizes the issuance of the
Bonds. The Resolution provides that the
Bonds, in aggregate principal amountof
not to exceed One Hundred Fifty Million
Dollars ($150,000,000) for the purposes
set out In this Resblution, the Trust
Indenture, and the Loan Agreement,
shall bear Interest at such rate or
rates, shall be dated, shall be
subject to redemption or shall mature on
such date or dates and in such years and
amounts, and may be sold in series to be
designated aiphabethically as shall be'
provided by subsequent resolution of the
Division adopted prior to the sale of the
Bonds. The'Bonds are to be issued In
coupon or in registered form-without
coupons, shall be substantially in the
form provided in the Trust Indenture,
and shall be subject to other terms and
conditions as provided In the Resolution
and the Trust Indenture. Said Trust
Indenture and said Loan Agreement
were attached to and incorporated by
reference into the Resolution. The Bonds
shall be issued pursuant to the provi-
sions of the Florida Housing Agency
Finance Act (Chapter 420, Part VI,
Florida Statutes, as amended in 1981)
and the State Bond-Act (Chapter 215,
Florida Statutes).
The Clerk of this Court is directed to
cause a copy of this Order to be
published once each week for three (3)
consecutive weeks, commencing with
the first publication, which shall not be
less than twenty (20) days prior to the
date set for the said hearing herein, in
newspapers of general circulation pub-
lished in each of the sixty-seven counties
In the State of Florida.
Chambers at Tallahassee, Leon County,
Florida, this 4th day of December, 1981.

Circuit Judge


3t 12-10

I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the foregoing Order
and Complaint have been furnished by
certified U. S. Mail to the Honoralile
Curtis A. Golden, State Attorney for the
First Judicial Circuit of Florida, P.O.
Box 12726, Pensacola, Florida 32575;
Honorable Donald S. Modesitt, State
Attorney for the Second Judicial Circuit
of Florida, P.O. Box 1841, Tallahassee,
Florida 32302; Honorable Jerry M. Blair,
State Attorney for the Third Judicial
Circuit of Florida, P.O. Box 1546, Live
Oak, Florida 32060; Honorable T.
Edward Austin, State Attorney for the
Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida, 600
Duval County Courthouse, Jacksonville,
Florida, 32202; Honorable Gordon G.
Oldham, Jr., State Attorney for the Fifth
'Judicial Circuit of Florida, County
Office Building, Third Floor, P.O. Box
1086, Tavares, Florida 32778; Honorable
James T. Russell, State Attorney for the
Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida, 416
Pinellas County Courthouse, Clear-
water, Florida 33516; Honorable Stephen
L. Boyles, State Attorney for the Seventh

Judicial Circuit of Florida, Courthouse
Annex, Room 302,125 E. Orange Avenue,
Daytona Beach, Florida 32017; Honor-
able Eugene T. Whltworth, State At-
torney for the Eighth Judicial Circuit of
Florida, P.O. Box 1437, Gainesville,
Florida 32602; Honorable Robert Eagan,
State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial
Circuit of Florida, P.O. Box 1673,
Orlando, Florida, 32802; Honorable
Quilllian S. Yancey. State Attorney for
the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Florida,
Hall of Justice Blilding, Bartow,
Florida, 33803; Honorable Janet Reno,
State Attorney for the Eleventh Judicial
Circuit of Florida, Justice Building,
Room 600, 1351 N.W. 12th St., Miami,
Florida, 33125; Honorable James A.
Gardner, State Attorney for the Twelfth
Judicial Circuit of Florida, 2078 Main
Street, Sarasota, Florida, 33577; Honor-
able E. J. Salclnes, State Attorney for
the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of
Florida, County Courthouse Annex,
Tampa, Florida, 33602; Honorable
James .P. Appleman, State Attorney for
the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit of
Florida, P.O. Box 385, Marianne,
Florida, 32446; Honorable David H.
Bludworth, State Attorney for the
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida,
P.O. Box 2905, West Palm Beach,
Florida, 33402; Honorable Kirk C.
Zuelch, State Attorney for the Sixteenth
Judicial Circuit of Florida, 302 Fleming
St., Key West, Florida, 33040; Honorable
Michael J. Satz, State Attorney for the
Seventeenth Judicial Circuit of Florida,
600 Broward County Courthouse, 201
S.E. 6th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida,
33301; Honorable Douglas L. Cheshire,
State Attorney for the Eighteenth
Judicial Circuit of Florida, Brevard
County Courthouse, 400 S. Street,
Titusville, Florida, 32780; Honorable
Robert E. Stone, State Attorney for the
Nineteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida,
P.O. Drawer 4401, Ft. Pierce, Florida,
33454; Honorable Joseph P. D'Alessan-
dro, State Attorney for the Twentieth
Judicial Circuit of Florida, P.O. Drawer
D, Ft. Myers, Florida, 33902, this 4th day
of December, 1981.
Attorney for Plaintiff
Room 453, Larson Building.
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
(904) 488-7481'

ty Commission of the City of Port St. Joe.
Florida. at its regular meeting on January
5, 1982, at 8:00 P.M., EST. in the Municipal
Building, 5th Street. Port St. Joe. Florida.
will consider the adoption of an Or-
dinance with the following title:.

All citizens are invited to attend and be
By: Is/ Frank Pate. Mayor-Commissioner
Attest: L. A. Farris. I
City Auditor and Clerk 2t 12-17
The City of Port St. Joe. pursuant to the
Consultants' Competitive Negotiation
Act. hereby gives notice of its intent to
hire a professional engineer, or engineer-
ing firm for the purpose of assisting the
City with the necessary engineering on
the following project.
Implementation of parts of the 201 Plan
pertaining to the following:
(a) Work on City Pump Station and
(b) Stabilize lagoon dike.
(c) Dredging lagoon and work on ef-
fluent structures.
(d) City influent measuring device.
(e) Rehabilitate the domestic City
sewer system.
More particular details of the. project
may be obtained by contacting the Office
of the City Clerk and obtaining a copy of
the 201 Plan.
Any qualified person or firm shall have
until 8:00 P.M.. January 5. 1982. to submit.
proposals to the City.
Is/ L. A, Farris.
City Auditor/Clerk 3t 12-17
IN RE: The Marriage of
TO James E Warlord e :
1101 Avalort, Aparlmenl t" '
El Paso. Texas
Petition for Dissolition, of Marriage has
been filed against you an'd you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your Answer or
other response to the Petition on Peti-
tioner's Attorney:
P. 0. Box 248
Port St. Joe. Florida 32456
and file the original thereof in the Circuit
Court Clerk's Office, Gulf County Cour-
thouse. Port St. Joe,-Florida 32456, on or
before the 31st day of December, 1981. If
you fall to do so. a Final Judgment for the
relief sought may be granted by default.
DATED this the 30th day of November,
Clerk of Circuit Court 4t 12-3
By: Is/ Tonya Allen, deputy Clerk

Good Eatin'

Almost everyone in northwest Florida says there's no
better eating than a mess of fresh turnips and cornbread.
Paul Blount may not be able to invite all of the Panhandle,
but he can feed all of his neighbors on Hunter Circle off the
turnip which he is displaying. He grew the 14 pound beauty,
which-measured 27 inches In circumference in his back yard.
" e e- PStar photo

Bank Meeting Postponed

Florida National Banks of
Florida, Inc., has announced
that C. A. Cavendes, Sociedad
Financiera, had proposed, and
Florida National had agreed,
to postpone indefinitely the
special meeting of Florida
National shareholders sche-
dules to be held on December
17, 1981.

-, '-I

Postponement followed dis-
cussions that are underway
between Cavendes, Sociedad
Financiera, and Chemical
New York Corporation.

St. Joe Branch.


Wewahitchka State Bank

MEMBER Port St Joe and
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regular session with the fol-
lowing members present:
Chairman Jimmy 0. Gort-
man, William R-. Branch,
Eldridge Money. James -L.
Tankersley. and Douglas C.
Birmingham. Also present
were Clerk Jerry Gates, Sher
iff Ken Murphy, Civil Defense
Director Bill Lamar. Road
Supt. Lloyd Whitfield, and
Admn. Assistant Tommy
The meeting came to order
at 9:00 a.m.
Attorney Rish opened the
meeting with prayer .and
Clerk Gates led the pledge of.
allegiance to the flag.
Upon motion by Comm.
Tankersley, seconded by
Comm. Money and unanimous
vote, the Board approved the
minutes of October 13, 1981.
The Chairman announced
that the Board would now hold
a public hearing, duly adver-
tised, to consider changing the
name of Wimico Drive in
White City. to Sealey Drive..
Roy V. Harper, Sr. presented-
a list containing eleven names
against changing of the name
of the street. and stated the
majority of the property
owners living on the street do
not want the name changed.
Mrs. Dot Creamer stated her
family would like the name
changed because her father
was an early settler in the
area and especially in this
area because that's where the
children were raised. Comm.
Money stated he understood
the feelings, of the family and
moved the Board change the
name of Wimico Drive to
Sealey Drive and name
another street in the subdivi-
sion Wimico Drive. Comm.
Tankersley seconded the mo-
tion. The motion passed with
Comm. Tankersley, Money
arid Gortman voting aye.
Comm. Birmingham -voted
nay and Comm. Branch-voted
nay, stating he could not vote
to change the name because
the people living on the street
objected to it. Comm. Tan-


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kersley then moved that no
more street names be changed
.until a public hearing is held.
Comm. Money seconded the
motion and it passed unani-
Jerry Brooks, District For-
ester, presented the annual
report of the activities of the
Division of Forestry in Gulf
County for the fiscal year
Upon motion by Comm.
Tankersley, second by Comm.
Branch, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved Resolu-
tion Number 81-21, supporting-
the Florida Division of For-
estry's.request for additional
funds and personnel and urged
the Governor and the Legisla-
ture to take the action neces-
sary. to meet these needs.
Ivey Bailey. representing
Time Energy Corporation,
told the Board that an energy
audit of the courthouse by his

corporation had revealed that
installation of equipment
manufactured by his company
could save the county- 29
percent on utility bills per
year or approximately
$22,378.00. Mr. Bailey said the
county could purchase the
equipment out right for about
$15,000.00 or his company
would install the equipment
for one-half the dollar savings
per year for five years. Admn.
Assistant Pitts told the B9ard
there were other companies in
this same. business that the
Board might want to consider
and he felt the Board should do
nothing until the air condition-
ing system in the courthouse is
in good working order. Comm.
Birmingham requested Mr.
Pitts check the references in
the proposal and report back
to the Board. Doug Buckof the
Apalachee Regional Planning
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Council also agreed to help the
Board with this matter.
Attorney Fred Baggett re-
presenting Material Transfer,
Inc.. requested the Board
allow the company to issue
Industrial Revenue Bonds,
which would be tax free to the
purchaser, to finance the
installation of a dock and
Wharf facility in Gulf County
for the purpose of receiving
and transporting coal for
Seminole Electric Company.
Attorney Rish advised the
Board they would have no
financial risks in this matter
and that -industrial revenue
bonds were used in other
counties to develop new in-
dustries. Upon motion by
Comm. Tankersley, second by
Comm. Birmingham and un-
animous vote, the Board ap-
proved Resolution Number
81-22, regarding the official
action of the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida relative to the
issuance of dock and wharf
revenue bonds in an amount
not to exceed $20,000,000 for
the purpose of acquiring,
constructing, equipping, and
developing a dock and wharf
facility for Material Transfer,
Inc. and further authorizing
the execution and delivery of
an agreement by and between
the C'unty and Material
Transfer, Inc.
Chairman Gortman ap-
pointed Comm. Money,
Comm. Branch and himself to
serve on the 'property ap-
praisal adjustment board
along with school board mem-
bers Paul Sewell and Fred
Greer. Chairman Gortman set
Monday, November 23rd, at
6:00 p.m., as the date for the
meeting to hear petitions
before the Board.
Attorney Rish told the
Board that at the last Board
meeting of October 27, 1981,
they had reached an agree-
ment with Property Appraiser
Joyce Williams to fund her
office in the amount of
$86,500.00. He said Mrs. Wil-
liams had called him the next
morning stating she could not
accept the agreement between
her and the Board, especially
with the condition she could
not hire anew employee. The
attorney advised the Board
they had approved a budget of
$86,500.00, the property ap-
praiser had agreed to, that
amount, and unless Mrs.
Williams appeals that figure it
will stand as the action of the
Doug Buck, Apalachee Re-
gional Planning Council, told
the Board that counties sur-
rounding the river are sup-
porting the Board, by resolu-
tion, in their attempts to
reopen Corley Slough. Comm.
Birmingham then moved the
Board adopt the same resolu-
tion. Comm. Tankersley sec-
onded the motion and it passed
Ray Lopez appeared before
the Board to request the Board
check to see if Ike Duren's
improvement of his property
and the county right of way
violates any Board policy.
Comm. Branch stated that it is
Board policy to cover pipe on
county. right of way for any
citizen of the county, that he
has no objection to Mr.
Duren's improvements, that
Mr. Duren, made a large
investment in pipe to be,
placed in a county owned
ditch, which is usually the

type of thing that the county is
asked to do for an individual.
He said the county covered the
pipe which is'standard Board
policy for anyone in the county
wishing to cover a ditch for
driveway safety purposes, or
improvement. Mr. Lopez then
requested the Board make a
motion that, in the future, the
county cover only 20 feet of
pipe for driveway purposes.
The Board took no action on
this request.
Ray Lopez asked the attorn-
ey if the Board had obtained
the deed for the Beaches Fire
Department lot. Comm. Birm-
ingham moved Cecil G. Cost-
in, Jr., the owner of the lot
purchased by the Board, be
given 30 days to transmit the
deed to the Board or the Board
file suit to recover the same.
Comm. Tankersley seconded
the motion and it passed
Ray Lopez asked if the
Board had received a reply
from the Department of
Transportation concerning the
Board's request that no pas-
sing lanes be installed on
Highway 98. at the Beaches.
The Clerk agreed to check 'on
this matter.
Attorney Rish presented the
Board with the consent order
prepared by the Department
of Environmental Regulation
concerning regulations for the
operations of the Gulf County
Sanitary Landfills.
Attorney Rish presented a
performance bond from
American Fire and CAsualty
Company guaranteeing that
Costabella Development Cor-
poration would pave Gulf
Pines Drive on or before
November 10, 1982. "-
Admn. Assistant Pitts told
the Board he had received
permission from the Depart-
ment of Transportation for the
county to install 4-way stop
signs and "no trucks allowed"
signs on the county roads in
Ward Ridge and the Board
could now proceed with a
public hearing concerning this
Mrs. Era Luckie Daniell
notified the Board, by letter,.
that she was retiring from her
duties as a clerk at the Health
Department, effective No-
vember '4. Comm. Birming-
ham moved the attorney p*re-
pare a resolution honoring
Mrs. Daniell's retirement.
Comm. Money seconded the
motion and it' passed unani-
Road Supt. Lloyd Whitfield
notified the Board that after
311/2 years of employment with
the county that he will be
retiring, effective December
31, 1981. Comm. Birmingham
moved the attorney prepare a
resolution honoring Mr. Whit-
field's retirement. Comm.
Money seconded the motion
and it passed unanimously.
Comm. Money moved the
Board rescind the actiontaken
earlier at the meeting to
change the name of Wimico
Drive to Sealey Drive. Comm.
Tankersley seconded -the
motion and it passed unani-
mously. ,Comm. Money moved
the west end of Wimico Drive
be changed to Sealey Drive
and the east end of Wimico
Drive remain Wimico Drive.



Comm. Tankersley seconded
the motion and it passed with
Comm. Money. Tankersley.
and Money voting aye. Comm.
Branch and Birmingham
voted nay.
Comm. Branch asked
Admn. Assistant Pitts if the
paving problem at Second
Avenue in Beacon Hill had
been resolved. Mr. Pitts re-
plied that the contractor was
studying the problem.
Comm. Branch asked
Admn. Assistant Pitts if he
had received a response from
the counties inquiry as to the
Federal government's release
of the lighthouse property to
the county. Mr. Pitts stated he
had received no response.
Comm. Branch asked
Admn. Assistant Pitts if he
had received the permit for
construction of the boatslip at
Indian Pass. Mr. Pitts stated
he had received a response
from the Department of Na-
tural Resources, but had not
received the permits for con-
struction nor comments from
all governmental agencies in-
Comm. Branch inquired as
to the date of the final budget
hearing. Clerk Gates reported
that it would be November
16th at 7:00 p.m.
Chairman Gortman inform-
ed the Board that the Area
Agency on Aging is going to
require that the Senior Citi-
zens meals Program consist of
T.V. dinners for the partici-
pants.; He stated that the
present system of preparing
the dinners locally is economi-
cal, nourishing, and enjoyed
by the participants. He re-
quested the Clerk write the
Director of the agency oppos-
ing the change and send a
copy to all counties in the
State of Florida.
Comm. Tankersley moved
Admn. Assistant Pitts file
application with the Depart-
ment of Natural Resources for
grant funds available to con-
struct artificial fishing reefs.
Comm. Money seconded the
motion and it passed unani-
Comm. Tankersley told the
Board he had. received nu-
merous complaints about the
over population of alligators
and he requested the Clerk
notify the Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission that
he wishes they would open the
season for the legal hunting of
alligators by the general popu-
Comm. Branch asked if the
resolution in support of the
state purchasing all M. K.
Ranches land bordering the
river in Gulf County include
Willis Landing. The Clerk
stated it included all lands
bordering the rivers in Gulf
County including Willis Land-
Comm. Branch asked
Admn. Assistant Pitts if he
had heard from the Cable T.V.
Company concerning installa-
tion in Highland View. Mr.
Pitts stated he had received no
Chairman Gortman asked
Admn. Assistant Pitts if he
had heard anything concern-
ing the permit to install an
additional boat ramp at the
end of Highway 22. Mr. Pitts

crease in millage over the
rolled back rate and the
purposes for which the ad
valorem tax revenues are
being increased. After public
comment, question, and dis-
cussion, Comm. Branch
moved the St. Joe Fire Control
budget Ad Valorem tax re-

venue be reduced to $13,000. #
Comm. Money seconded the
motion and it passed unani-
Comm. Tankersley then
moved the following budget be
adopted. Comm. Money sec-
onded the motion and it passed

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stated he had heard nothing-
from the permitting agencies
to date Chairman Gortman
told the board that he wanted
the County to consider in-
i creasing the amount of pro-
perty owned by the county at
) the park at the end of Highway
22 to be used for additional
parking space.
Chairman Gortman told the
Board he,was cancelling the
meeting of November 24th;
due to the Thanksgiving holi-
There being no further
business, the meeting did then

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
November 16. 1981 in special
budget session duly adver-
tised, with the following mem-
bers present: Chairman
Jimmy 0. Gortman, William
R. Branch. Eldridge Money,
James L. Tankersley, and
Douglas C. Birmingham. Also
present were Clerk Jerry
Gates, Attorney William J.
Rish. Road Supt. Lloyd Whit-
field, Admn. Assistant
Tommy Pitts, Sheriff Ken
Murphy, and Civil Defense
Director Bill Lamar.
The meeting came to order
at 7:00 p.m.
Attorney Rish opened the
meeting with prayer and led
the pledge of allegiance to the
The Chairman announced
that the purpose of this
meeting was for the final
adoption of the budget and the
millage levy. The Board dis-
cussed the percentage in-


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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 24, 1981

Constitution Museum Getting New Exhibit

Replica of Constitution Hall, Four Signers Ready by Spring
Port St. Joe's Constitution had built the hall for the signers. "We can find pictures
1 l Museum will soon have a new Constitution Convention when of only 16 of the signers", Mrs.
addition completed which will they learned it would be held Ehrbar said; "or we would
display the signing of Flor- here. The building was to be place pictures of them all in
ida's first Constitution which used, after the Convention, for the hall."
W i was drawn un here in Port St a city hall. convention center Mrs. Ehrbar and four of her

Workers at the Constitution Museum here in Port St. Joe director, as Robert Raymond Reid; Candace Scott as
place themselves at the spot which will be occupied by four William Duval and David, Woolf as Thomas Baltzell.
manikins to be placed in a replica of Constitution Hall just Hastings, Woolf and Scott are employees of the state
constructed in the museum. From left to right are: Bob museum department, who have been working on the display
Hastings as David Levy Yulee; Luther Ross, Museum here. --Star photo

Two Vehicles Collide On Hwy. 98

Two people were examined noon, according to Florida
for injuries suffered in an Highway Patrolman Bill God-
accident last Thursday after- win.

This photo shows the damage done to the
rear of an automobile driven by Kenneth

Godwin said a 1968 sedan,
driven by Kenneth Creech,
was struck from behind by a

Creech, after it was struck from the rear on
Highway 98 in an accident last Thursday.

pick-up truck on Highway 98
about two-tenths of a mile
west of St. Joe Beach Thurs-
Godwin said his investiga-
tion showed that both vehicles
were travelling in a westerly
direction on Highway 98, with
Creech travelling about 20 to
25 miles per hour.
The Creech venicle was
overtaken by a 1981 Chevrolet
pick-up truck driven by John
Anderson of Port St. Joe.
Trooper Godwin said when
Anderson realized Creech was
travelling at a slow rate of
speed, it was too late for him
to stop and avoid hitting the
automobile from the rear.
Creech was taken to .Gulf -
Pines Hospital with 'back,
injuries and Dianne Sasser, a
passenger in the Anderson
vehicle was taken to the
hospital with a broken nose.
Both were transported by Gulf
County Volunteer Ambulance.
Godwin estimated damages
to the pick-up truck were
$2,000 and the sedan was
totalled out.
Trooper Godwin charged
Anderson with failure to main-
tain control of his vehicle.

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Joe in 1838 on or near the site
where the Museum now
The new addition is a replica
of the hall in which the
Constitution was signed by the
56 delegates attending the
Constitution Convention con-
The old city of St. Joseph


for the

Public buildings and ser-
vices in Port St. Joe will
begin closing down today
(Thursday) for the Christ-
mas holiday period. Most
of the public services will
be closed all day today with
others closing at noon and
remaining closed the re-
mainder of the week.
Offices in the Gulf Coun-
ty Courthouse will be clos-
ed all day, today and
Friday, and will be open for
business again on Monday
The Port St. Joe City Hall
will be closed all day today
through Monday of next
week. The City Hall will be
open again on Tuesday,
December 29.
Banks in Port St. Joe will
close at noon today and will
remain closed until Mon-
day morning. Neither of
the commercial banks will
offer any service this after-
noon, Friday or Saturday.
The United States Post
Office will close today at
noon and will remain clos-
ed until Monday morning.
Postmaster Tom Sapp said
there will be someone in
the Postoffice Thursday
afternoon and Saturday
morning for emergency.,
service, such as receiving
late arriving parcels, etc.,
but the service 'windows
will not be open.

Shannon Is Three
Shannon Jo Gortman cele-
brated her third birthday
recently with a party at her
home. Several of her friends
attended the party to help her
celebrate. She is the daughter
of Donna Jo Davis.

and community building. The
city of St. Joseph charged the
state of Florida $1,000 rent for
the use of the building for six
weeks, for drafting and adopt-
ing the state constitution.
Presently, the convention
hall has been reproduced,
with authentic period furni-
ture placed in the hall.
According to Mrs. Elizabeth
Ehrbar, Museum Exhibits Su-
pervisor of the Department of
Natural Resources, the con-
vention hall replica will have
four manikins placed. inside
which will depict four of the
signers, David Levy Yulee,
Robert Raymond Reid, Tho-
mas Baltzell and William
Duval. Two of the manikins
will be animated and will
speak, giving some of the
history of the signing. Mrs.
Ehrbar said the manikins will
be in place around March of
next year.
In addition to the manikins,
the names and a short biog-
raphy of all 56 delegates will
be placed in the hall, including
16 pictures of some of the

co-workers, Bob Hastings, Lu-
ther Ross, David Woolf and
Candace Scott have all been in
Port St. Joe this week, putting
the finishing touches on the
replica of Constitution Hall.

We Will Close

at 12 Noon

December 24

Christmas Eve

The Office Will Be Closed

December 26
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Last Rites for Iva H. Williams

Iva H. Williams, 80, of resident of Gulf County for 62
Howard's Creek, died Friday years, and was a member of
night in Port St. Joe. She was a the First Baptist Church Mis-

sion of Howard's Creek.
She is survived by: a son,
William C. Williams of How-
ard's Creek; two daughters,
Mrs. Marguerite- Farris and
Mrs. Jewel Coody, both of
Port St. Joe; two brothers,
Wilbert P. Hardy of Key
Largo, and Etley Hardy of
Gainesville; Nina Beauchamp
of Coral Gables, and Hattie
Waits of Miami, seven grand-
children and 11 great-grand-
Services were held at 3 p.m.
Sunday at the First Baptist
Church in Port St. Joe with the
Revs. Orville Reynolds and
Jimmy Spikes officiating.
Active pallbearers were
Lowery Wilhite, Tom Mang-
mrn, Emory Stephens, Buck
Dormany, Billy Johqson and
Don Simmons. Honorary pall-
bearers were Burley Parker,
Walter Brown, Robert Tra-
wick, Rudy Pippin, Jr., Cecil
Costin, Sr., Mark Arthur, J.
M. Marbury, Arthur Nixon,
Stets Pridgeon, Bernard Prid-
geon, Byrd Parker, Sam Te-
eter, Nathan Tew, Braxton
Ward, Jenks St. Clair, Joe
Badger, Bob Nobles, Alden
Farris, George. Suber, Harry
Ford, Ralph Swatts, Billy
Howell, Tom Parker, Jr.,
Jimmy Cox, Jiggs Pridgeon,
Troy Jones.
Burial was in Holly Hills
Cemetery. All arrangements
were under the direction of
Gilmore Funeral Home.

E.J. Is 75
E. J. Rich celebrated his
75th birthday recently, with a
surprise birthday dinner at his ,
home on Monument Avenue. I
Rich was treated to the
surprise and the dinner by his
children and grandchildren,
who were all present to wish
him a happy birthday.

Pictured: left to right Mailtt Dillion, Gary Bartels, Clark Downs.
Tim Robinson and center, Diane Hull.

Playing at St. Joe Bowling Lanes
Christmas Party Dec. 25 and 26
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set aside as much as $2,000.00 from
your income for your own Individual
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Four lots, corner lots and 2
bdrm. house trailer, White Ci-
ty. For information call
227-1576 or contact Roy V.
Harper. 4tp 12-10

3 bdrm., 1 ba., den, side-by-
side .refrig/freezer, stove,
heaters, chain link fence
around back yard. 1408 Long
Ave. Call 229-8877. 3tc 12-10.

Two bedroom house for sale.
229-8570. tfc 10-18

5 yr. old brick home, 3 bdrmn.
2 ba., liv. rm., din. rm., fam.
rm., breakfast area, ch/a,
range, refrig., dishwasher,
Fla. rm., 2 car garage w/open-
er, 18'x36' pool, cypress
privacy fence, shallow well
pump. Cypress Ave. Call
229-401 for appt. tfc 11-12
New Home: 3 bdrm., 2 ba. &
6 acres of land, Overstreet,
$50,000. Call after 4:30 p.m.
227-1538. 4tp 12-3

Two lots in Wewahitchka
* located on Chipola Street. Call
St. Joe Papermakers Federal
Credit Union for details.
227-1156. 4tc 12-3

Land for sale, lots or acres.
Call 639-5439. 2tp 12-24

Economy transportation:
1966 and 1969 VW Beetles, $595
each. 229-6593. 2tp 12-47

1980 Sports Mercury Capri,
very clean, low mileage. One
owner, tachometer, stereo,
a/c, power steering, auto.
transm. 227-1379. 2tp 12-17

Wanted: Riders, or to share
a ride to Tyndall AFB daily.
Call 229-8924. ltp 12-24

Employment Wanted:
Hoisecleaning, care of elder-
ly, any other work. Call
229-6846. 6tc 12-17

Help Wanted: Waitresses,
housekeepers, cooks, dish-
washers. Apply at St. Joe
Motel, ask for Mildred.
2te 12-24

Princess House Gifts. Fine
crystal, china and flatware;
or have a home party. Call
229-8072. tfc 11-26
Need single volume from
older set of World Book En-
cyclopedia? Call 229-8173 after
5p.m. 2tp 12-10

Youth size bed w/mattress,
$45. Call 227-1278 or 229-6808
after 5 p.m.
Pecans for sale, $1.00 whole,
$3.50 lb. shelled. Call Doris
Gwaltney, 229-8380. 2tc 12-10
71 Sunliner motor homp, 24',
sleeps 6. Self-contained, good
cond. thruout. 44,000 miles,
$6,000 firm. Mexico Beach.
648-5662. tfc 11-12

CB's, antennas, CB sup-
plies, for the hunter. Radio
Shack, K&D TV & Sound.
tfc 11-12

36' shrimp boat, 671 Detroit
diesel, single ring. 229-8570.

AKC reg. apricot female
poodle, 3 months old, has been
wormed and has had shots.
$100. Call 639-2807.
Ladies: Do you need a
Christmas gift for the man on
your list? We have fishing and
hunting maps for sale. The
Star, 306 Williams Ave. Phone
Announcing the sale of "The
Great Tide", by Rubylea Hall,
former resident of Blounts-
town and Port St. Joe, il-
lustrated with 17 pictures, be-
ing used in this book showing
some of the historical places
in this area now available at
the following places and will
make an ideal Christmas gift.
Pauline's Restaurant
Sugar Plum Tree & Florist:
Ready Arts and Craft Shop
Campbell's Drug Store
St. Joe Furniture & Appliance
,TheStar -
Gulf Sands Restaurant, M.B.
Fiesta Food & Gift Shop, M.B.
Mexico Beach Grocery
2tp 12-10
1978 Honda CX:500. Excel.
cond. 6,000 miles, one owner.
$2000 firm. 648-5662. tfc 11-12

Complete Restaurant
Equipment Package. Will sell
as pkg. or build restaurant
and install equipment. For
sale or lease of entire rest-
aurant. Call 904/265-3471 or
265-3366. tfc 12-3

Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to
Section 865.09, Florida 'Statutes, the
undersigned persons intend to. register
with the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Gulf
County. Florida, four weeks after the first
publication of this notice, the fictitious
name or trade name under which they will
be engaged in business and in which said
business is to be carried on. to-wit:
125 Bellamy Circle
Port St. Joe. Florida
Terry Cutler. Owner
4tc 12-17

Services Corporation is considering the
construction of a building, boat basin and
other facilities within Gulf County,
The corporation has requested that the
Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida. consider a moratorium
on taxes on its improvements for a period
of ten years.
The Board of County Commissioners
will consider this request at its regular
meeting on January 12, 1982, at 9:00 A.M..
E.S.T.. in the County Commissioner's
Room in Gulf County Courthouse, Port St.
Joe, Florida.
All interested citizens are invited to ap-
pear and be heard.
Dated this 8th day of December. 1981.
By: Isl Jimmy Gortman. Chairman
Attest: is/ Jerry Gates. Clerk

2t 12-17C
The Gulf County Board of County Com-
missioners will be accepting applications B
for the position of Gulf County Mosquito B
Control Director. Applications and Infor- a
nation concerning the job are available P
at the Clerk's Office, Gulf County Court- g
house, and at the Mosquito Control Build-
ing, 1001 Tenth Street. Port St. Joe.
The successful applicant must be a
graduate of four (4) year college or univer-
sity with a degree in the basic sciences or-
engineering. Requirements for college it
degree may be waived if applicant has C
wpoven saiislactoy *woil experience
'er.od ol-" aF-ae,-1,i yea' e i.'-'or..---
assist.ng in direcing a larqe w.:.r- pro-
gram in the mosquito or arthropod con-
trol field.
3t 12-17

Notice is hereby given that the Board of
City Commissioners, of Port St. Joe,
Florida,'will be In session on January 19.
1982, at 8:00 P.M., at the Municipal
Building, for the purpose of hearing from
any person or persons that wish the op-
portunity to make oral and written sug-
gestions regarding possible uses of
revenue sharing funds, to-wit:
Balance on Hand ....... -0-
Revenue F/Y 81/82 $70.200.00
Interest FY 81/82 .. 1,000.00
ANTICIPATED ....... $71.200.00

/s/ L. A. Farris,
City Auditor/Clerk

2t 12-24

BID NO. 270
The City of Port St. Joe will receive
Sealed Bids in the City Clerk's Office. Ci.
ty Hall. Port St. Joe. Florida, until 8:00
P.M.E.S.T.. January 4, 1982.
1. Gasoline Regular
2. High Detergent Oil (Case of 24/1
quart containers)
3. Detergent Oil (Cases of 24/1 quart
4. Non-Detergent Oil (Cases of 24/1
quart containers)
5. 'Diesel Fuel
These products to b6 used in City
Vehicles during the year 1982. Tanks,
Pumps and Air Compressor to be furnish-
ed by successful bidders. All prices
should be quoted F.O.B., Port St. Joe and
bids submitted must be extended by item
and totaled. The City of Port St. Joe
reserves the right to accept or reject any
or all bids received.
Isi L. A. Farris,
City Auditor and Clerk 2t 12-24
CASE NO. 81-261
IN RE: Forfeiture of the following
described property, 1974
Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Serial
Number 1H57H4R422755,
license tag number Alabama
TO: John L. Burke
Rt. 1
Robertsdale, Alabama 36567
Motion for a Rule to Show Cause will be
filed In the above styled Court concerning
forfeiture of a 1974 Chevrolet Monte
Carol, VIN number 1H57H4R422755. Ala-
bama tag number GMW453. which was
seized by the Gulf County Sheriff's
Department at Port St. Joe. Gulf County.
Florida on February 2. 1981. The an-
ticipated filing date for said Motion for
Rule to Show Cause is January 22, 1982.
Assistant State Attorney
2t 12-24


Notice is hereby given that the Board of
City Commissioners, of Port St. Joe,
lorida, will be in session on January 19,
982. at 8:00 P.M.. at the Municipal
Building. for the purpose of hearing from
ny person or persons that wish the op-
ortunity to make oral and written sug-
estions regarding possible uses of
funds. to-wit:
General Fund ....... $ 956,649.00
Water & Sewer Fund 507,553.00
Oak Grove W/S Fund 23,350.00
Wastewater Plant ... 2,906,584.00
TOTAL ............. $4,394,136.00
s/ L. A. Farris,
City Auditor/Clerk 2t 12-24




107 Yaupon. 3 bdrm.. 2 ba.. heat
pump. many extras and good assume.
mortgage. $50.000.
Reduced, negotiable, assumable
12.5% 1st mortgage on this executive
type home for the man on the move.
See this to appreciate. 100 Mimosa.
No. 102.
Price Reduced to $29,000. 1305 Mar-
vin Ave., 3 bdrm., 1 ba., home in good
location; fenced back yard, gas heat,
carport, storage shed. No. 104.
4 bdrm., 2 ba., with 2 A/C, gas heat, on
2 lots, carpets, drapes incl., stainless
steek siding, chain link fenced 'jack
yd. Only $12,000 down, balance at
12% oyer 10 yrs. 506 8th St. No. 105.
Lg. house, 3 bdrm., 1%'/ ba., liv. rm.,
din. rm., & kitchen combo, carport,
newly painted thruout. 1501 Monu-
ment. No. 106.
Office or store bldg., Income proper-
ty, 1 side open, 1800 sq. ft. on Reid
Ave. Owner fin. No. 107.

2 bdrm., 1 ba. frame house financing
available. $11,300.00. No. 601.
17.8 acres east side of Hwy. 71 north
of downtown. May divide Into 5-6 acre
plots. No. 602.

4 miles from Wewa on Dead Lakes.
Complete.campground at $395,000.
Owner finance. Lots from $4,500 to
$8,500, other parcels available.

3 acres on Hwy. $5,000 an acre.
1980 Commander mobile (14x70'), 3
bdrm., 1Vi ba., furnished, can. gas
heat. Assumable mortgage, trailer
Three lots, approx. V, acre each on
waterfront at Wetappo Creek. $9,000
each, owner may finance.

1980 Champion mobile home (12x48'),
2 bdrm., 1 ba., on nice lot (75x150').
Oak Street. $8,500 down, assume ex-
isting mortgage.
Beautiful 3 bdrm.. 1 ba. modern
design home wtheated swimming
pool. Enjoy the view of Gulf from side
deck. Call us today to see what you're
missing! $115,000.
3 bdrm., 1 ba. house on 2 ig. lots.
wood fenced yd., Oak & Americus.
$47,000. No. 201.

Partially finished house $19,000. 1
blk. from beach, 3 bdrm., 1 ba. Adja-
cent lot also available. No. 204.
1 bdrm. 1 ba. trailer. 75x150' lot.
$12,500. Pineda St. No. 205.
2 bdrm., 1 ba. trailer w. fireplace, lots
of fruit trees 1 blk. from beach.
$19,000. No. 208.

Highland View 3 well placed lots
on U.S. 98. Room for most any type
business Including parking space.
Approx. 183 ft. on U.S. 98.
Fully equipped store bldg. on 3'/
acres on Hwy. 30, will finance. No.
Convenience store St. Joe Beach
1,536 sq. ft. on IVI lots w/concrete
slab floor for expansion. No. 402.
2,700 sq. ft. building on First St. in
Port St. Joe on 3 lots. No. 403.
2 lots on Reid Ave. 60'x90'. No. 404.

Lg. 4 bdrm., 2 ba. B-autiful Gulf view,
great sun deck, $75,000 with good
assumable mortgage.
2 bdrm., 2 ba. stucco house on Hwy.
98 (north .side), great view of Gulf.
3 bdrm., 1 ba. on 3 lots, fireplace,
newly carpeted. $36,000. No.804.

Nice & neat. 3 bdrm.. 2 ba. stucco
house on nice lot in qreat location.
27th St.
Investment Opportunity: Triplex. 2
units are 2 bdrm.. 1 ba.: one unit is 3
bdrm.. 1 ba. Located near beach.
Super owne* financing.
Cute one bdrm.. 1 ba. house near the
beach. $37.500.
2 bdrm. duplex. sundeck & good view
of the beach. $49,000 owner financ-
ing. 20% down, No. 302.
4 bdrm.. 2 ba. cen. h/a. Ig. llv. rm.. 2
formal din. rms., den w/fireplace on 2
lots canal location with boat dock.
No. 303.
Grand Isle. 3 bdrm.. 1 ba. wood
privacy fence, can. h/a wheat pump.
Ig. garden area. only $48.000. No. 304.
1 bdrm. duplex on Hwy. $38.500. 20%
down. owner finance. No. 305.
2 beautiful lots 75x112' ea.. total
-150x112'. Nice and grassy with septic
2 bdrm.. 1 ba. home overlooking the
Gulf just across hwy. Hwy. 98 & 3rd
St. $44.000. No. 306.
REDUCED. 3 bdrm.. 2 ba. stucco
house on nice lot. partially furnished.
Assumable mortgage. $45,000. No.
Nice 2 bdrm.. 2 ba. home on Hwy. 386.
can see Gulf from yd. $52.000
Move in with low down payment. Only
$250 mo. pmts. on existing mortgage.
3 bdrm. frame house on 4th St.
Duplex, brand new. 2 bdrms.. 1 ba.
each side, unfurnished. 7th St.
Excellent rental opportunity. Attrac-
tive 2 bdrm.. 1 ba. duplex. located on
39th St. Furnished, close to Gulf.
Nice selection of houses & apts. now
available for rent. Call for more info.

401 Madison, 2 bdrm., 1 ba., partially
furnished, chain link fence, $10,500.
Spanlb.i design 2 story, 4 bdrm., 2%
ba.. Ig. den, liv. rm. w/fireplace, dble
garage. 101 % assumable mortgage.
Some beautiful lots still available at
11'/A% interest, 25% down.

Jones Homestead
4 bdrm.. newly remodeled Ig. kitchen,
1'/I acres, completely chain link fenc-
ed. $48,500.
3 bdrm.. newly remodeled home on Ig.
lot, $5,000 down,. balance over 20 vear

Compare this house at 128 Barbara
Dr. In Ward Ridge. 4 bdrm.. 2 ba..
dble. car garage on 2 75'x150' lots.
approx. 90% complete. Only $47.200.
House has a $9,000 assumable mor-
tgage at 11%.
3 bdrm.. 1%/ ba. home w/swimming
pool & 6' privacy fence Call for more
info. $43.500.
New Listing: Great buy! 1 bdrm.
trailer and lot. Only $4.000.
Perfect getaway place or comfortable
permanent home. 12x60" mobile
home on 1 acre. chain link fence &
chicken or turkey pens. Ig. screen
porch. fruit trees. 3 wells. Priced
Bay Front. 5 acres on state road 30
near Presnell's. 251' on bay frontage.
Shady lot at Howards Creek. $3.000.
No. 703.

ARCHIE BARBEE ........ 648-5392
JIM CLEMENT ........ 648-5482
ALISA DUREN ........... 648.5635
BOB & JEAN FALISKI .... 229-6653
RHONDA HEATH ........ 227-1782

House for Rent: 2 bdrm.,
c/ha, 2 lots, fenced, furnished,
in town. Call 229-6036 or
229-6157. 2tp 12-24

Deluxe 4 bdrm., 2 ba. home,
cen. h&a, carpeted, for lease.
Call 648-5011. tfc 12-3
3 bedroom house at St. Joe
Beach. 2 bdrm. apartment in
Port St. Joe, both unfurnished.
Call Charles at 229-8282 or
after 4 p.m. 670-8417.
tfc 12-17

Unfurnished 2 bedroom
house at Jones Homestead.
Call 227-1674 after 5 p.m.
2t 12-10

For carpets cleaned the way
professionals do it-at a frac-
tion of the cost, rent Rinse N
Vac the portable steam
carpet cleaning system.
Available at Western Auto,
phone 227-1105, 219 Reid Ave.

Mobile home sites, efficien-
cy apt. and campers for rent
on beach. By day, week,
month or year. Ski Breeze
Camp Sites. Call 2294-6105.

Nd need for wet carpets.
Dry clean them with HOST.
Use rooms right away. Rent
machine. St. Joe Furniture.

Thames Hotel, day, weekly,
monthly rates. 302 Reid Ave.

Apartment for rent at Mex-
ico Beach on beach side. Year
round rent available. Call
648-8215. tfc 11-5

One bedroom furnished
trailer for rent at St. Joe
Beach. 648-5306. tfc 10-8

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.

The John C. Gainous Post
10069, Veterans of Foreign
Wars will hold its regular
meeting at the St. Joe Motel,
Port St. Joe, the second Tues-
day and the fourth Thursday
of the month at 7:30 p.m.

The Disabled American
Veterans, Port St. Joe Chapter
62, will meet the first Monday
each month at 7:30 p.m. at St.
Joe Motel. tfc 6-4

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 Ladies' Auxiliary of the
V.F.W. meets the second
.Tuesday and the fourth Thurs-
day of each month at 7:30 p.m.
in the Fla. Power Lounge.



Joe Betsy the name that
is synonymous to painting.
433-5356. 12tc 12-10

-babysit on the weekends at
my home. Call 227-1398 or
come by 120 Westcott Circle.
2tp 12-10

Need Repairs?
Small engines, sm
pliances, vacuum d
and fishing reels. 648-
M. Gilbert

? ,
iall ap-

4tp 12-10

Walls washed and cleaned
by husband and wife, also in-
terior and exterior painting,
windows cleaned, reliable
workers. Mr. Sollars. 227-1490.
tfc 1-7-82

Weddings Portraits
Phone 2294922
tfic 12-10

Air Conditioning Heating
Refrigeration Appliance
Parts and Service
Electric Plumbing -
Appliance Repair
All Brands
Norris Daniels
Phone 229-8416
106 Bellamy Circle
tfc 4-16

Church Supplies

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


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

[ i

AVON-- Buy or Sell
Call district manager, Claudia
Walters, Panama City,
871-5523. tfc 10-8

Alcoholics Anonymous
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Sunday, 4:00 P.M., E.S.T.
Tuesday, 8:00 P.M., E.S.T.
Tuesday, 8:00 P.M., E.S.T.
St. James Episcopal Church

Sewing Notions & Patterns
Hwy. 98 at Beacon Hill
Hrs.: 9:00-5:00 E.S.T.
tfc 6-4

Machine Work Welding
506 First Street
Phone 2294-803
Machinist on Duty All Day
Every Day
Tanks Cleaned and
Portelet Service

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

All Forms of Insurance
322 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
Phone 229-8899
tfc 11-12

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

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

Complete Bookkeeping Service
Including All Required
Tax Forms
Reasonable Set
Monthly Fee
Wauneta Brewer
116 Monument 229-8536

18 Yrs. Experience
Ira J. Nichols
319 6th St., Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
tfc 6-4

Port St. Joe Beach
Gunsmithing Blueing
New & Used Guns Scopes

B & J Electrical &
5101st St., Port St. Joe
Phone 229-8075
In Wewa on Tuesdays
4tc 6-4



-Commercial Building
-Residential Building
--Cabinet Work


P. O. BOX 456
tfc 7-2

Leon Pollock, Owner I ""'W -'" "-'
410 Reid Avenue 306 Reid Ave.

The Sewing Room
N -grt; 410A Reid Ave. NOrl.
p ff Port St. Joe, Fla. OANs

"Quality Fabric at Affordable Prices"

A good buy at $12,900. 12% owner
financing available. 523 3rd St.

Lg. duplex Each apt. contains 3
bdrms. and 1 bath. One apt. com-
pletely furnished and the other par-
tially furnished. All for $45,000. 1616
Long Avenue. $10,000 down with
owner financing available at conve-
nient terms.

Excel. investment as vacation retreat
or primary residence. Indian Pass
Beach. Assumable mortgage & owner
financing available. $37,500.


Roy Smith Associates Karen King

221 Reid Avenue


Residential Wiring,
Air Condition Repair
and Installation
Phone 229-8075




Now at

The Star
306 Williams Ave.
Our New


& Supply ao

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Sears Catalog Sales





'A Come, let us adore the newborn King! May
the joy of Christmas dwell in every heart!

i St. Joe Drugs



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MGulf Pines Hospital Thanks
Community for Its Support

On behalf of all the em-
ployees of Gulf Pines Hospital,
I would like to thank the entire
community for their support.
Approximately 150 hardy
souls braved the elements to
attend our open house on
Saturday, December 12th.
We were extremely pleased
and flattered that such a large
group expressed their interest
at our "tree lighting" cere-
mony and our open house.
We pledge ourselves to

Live Nativity

Members of the First United Methodist Church put a
living Nativity scene on display Monday evening, for the
Christmas season. The Nativity scene was to be presented
Monday and Tuesday evening for anyone who wished to come
by and see the display.

Students of fifth and sixth grades are shown at the
Highland View Elementary School last Tuesday night, as

The men of the church worked throughout the week end
putting up the stable scene and have put several live animals
in the display, including a donkey, goats, and sheep. The
display drew large crowds Monday night, when this picture
was taken, and was expected to draw large crowds Tuesday
night also.
Above is the Nativity scene, with the live characters
playing the parts of the Bible story of the birth of Jesus.
From left to right, in costume, are: Rodney Allen, Mike
Groos, Tony Hubbard, Jeffery Furr, Lynn Blick, Hubert
Richards, John Miller and Jake Tankersley. -Star photo

they sang Christmas carols in a Christmas program given at
the school. The chorus was directed by Ann Aldridge.

Fensom Is Promoted at Southwest Forest

Chesley S. Fensom has been
promoted from superinten-
dent of manufacturing to
manager of maintenance and
engineering services for
Southwest Forest Industries'
Panama City Mill Division,
according to J. M. Ros, Jr.,

vice-president and general
manager of that division.
A native of Port St. Joe,
Fensom attended Port St. Joe
High School and Auburn Uni-
versity, where he received the
bachelor of industrial engi-
neering degree in 1967.

In his new capacity, Fensom

Chesley S. Fensom


S* i


We hope the Yule
season is festive
Sfor all our won-
derful friends!
S Gulf County Veterans i
Service Officer
* OBiO0*iOMe

will be responsible for the
planning and implementation
of the division's maintenance
and engineering programs.


Closing for

The following schedule will
be observed by the Public
Library during the Christmas
Close at 3 p.m. on Christmas
Eve, closed on Friday and
The Library will open again
on Monday, December 28, at
1:00 p.m.

serving community needs to
the best of our ability now and
in the future. Each of us
dedicate ourselves to meet
this need.
The Municipal Hospital,
now Gulf Pines Hospital, will
always be grateful to the
residents of Port St. Joe and
the surrounding area for the
privilege of serving them.
R. M. Castle, Sr.
Interim Administrator

We pray for the blessings of
the Infant Jesus upon you and
your loved ones at Christmas.


Funeral Home

burn brightly
in your heart
this Holiday
Season .



and Appliance Co.

sease i best

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May the peace of Christmas be in all
hearts this the most joyous of seasons.
Happy holidays to you.

Home-Owned by David May


THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 24, 1981

Clearing Site for New Firm
Work has started on clearing the site of the new Material Transfer, Inc.,
plant being built on the Gulf County Canal here in Port St. Joe. The plant will
handle barge shipments of coal to be used as fuel for Seminole Electric's new

Petty Officer 1st Class Henry T. Hobson '"memorable experience". Here Hobson
reported to the Navy Blue Angels Flight poses in front of one of the A-4 Skyhawk jets
Demonstration Squadron in December, 1979. used by the Blue Angels in their demonstra-
.The former Port St. Joe resident called tions.
becoming a-member of the famed squadron a -Air Force Photo

Local Man Is Member

.of Navy's Blue Angels

Navyman Henry T. Hobson
believes in trying things he's
never done before. He's now
an angel.
The son of Henry and Ruby
Hobson of Port St. Joe isn't.
playing a harp though, he's an
aviation machinist's mate
helping maintain the A-4 Sky-
hawk jets of the Navy's Blue
'Angels Flight Demonstration
"I thought being a member
of the 'Blues' would be some-
thihng different, and if I
haven't tried something be-
fore, I'll try it just to see what
it's like," he said.
: "I'm a jet mechanic here,
not just a 'parts changer.'
There are about 70 mainte-
nance people in the squadron
representing more than 600
years of experience with the
aircraft, and it's really good
working with such profes-
The Blue Angels are a team
of Navy and Marine Corps
pilots and enlisted men who
travel around the United
States demonstrating the
quality of naval aviation.
The maintenance team Hob-
** son is a member of has a
proud tradition. In the 35
years the squadron has been
performing, the maintenance
team's efforts have kept the
Blues from ever having to
cancel a performance due to
equipment failure.
"It may be a little corny, but
we all have a common goal
here: getting all six planes up
for an air show," Hobson
-"We're not worried about
who stayed late or who came
in on their day off, we just
want those six planes in the
"It's important to us to have
all our aircraft in top condi-
tion, but the six we use in the
show are the ones that count-
everybody sees those six
'bluebirds,' Hobson related.
Since the squadron began,
performing in 1946 an esti-
mated 146 million people have
seen their air shows. The
Blues travel to 50 cities in the
United States and several

more in Canada each year.
"We meet a lot of people
when we're on the road," said
the '1965 graduate of Port St.
Joe High School. "I've met
senators, movie stars, and
just about anyone there is to
meet. Public relations is a big
part of our job and we try. to
talk with everyone we meet on
the road."
"Wherever we go the people
are so receptive that all we see
is the good side of a place.
They really roll out the red
carpet for us."

The 34-year-old Navyman
first applied for the Blues in
1973 while he was stationed at
the Naval Air Facility in San
Nicolas, Calif., and was inter-
viewed by a squadron main-
tenance chief petty officer. He
was told he met the Blues
criteria, but there were no
openings on the team. In 1977
he applied again and was
turned down because of a
weight problem. One year and
several pounds later the petty
officer first class was accept-
ed into the squadron.

Advertise Your Service
in the'

guimness & & (vice D(iectori
Send $10 to Chamber of Commerce,
Box 964, or call 227-1223 between 9-11:30
Ad Deadline January 8
Paid for by Wewahitchka.State bank

irt l tniled Melodit CuL c I
Constitution and Monument Ave.
Port St. Joe, Florida
CHURCH SCHOOL ........................ 9:45 A.M.
MORNING WORSHIP ...................... 11:00A.M.
EVENING WORSHIP .... .................. 7:30 P.M.
CHOIR REHEARSAL (Wednesday). .......... 7:30 P.M.


Corner Third Street and Baltzell Avenue
SUNDAY SCHOOL ..................... 9:45 A.M.
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE ........... 11:00 A.M.
CHURCH TRAINING .................... 6:00 P.M.
EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE ............ 7:00 P.M.
PRAYER MEETING (Wednesday) ...........7:00 P.M.
"Come and Worship God with Us"

electric generating plant in Palatka, which will start some time about the third
quarter of next year. The facility will ship out a 100-car trainload of coal each
day to the utility plant when it is completed and in operation. The plant is being
located betv een Basic, Inc., and the City's Wastewater Treatment Plant on the
Canal. Shipment of machinery for the plant is scheduled to begin arriving at the
site early next year. -Star photo

Wins Stocking

Renee Reeves was presented a giant Christmas stocking
at Great Day store here in Port St. Joe Monday by store
manager, Sherie Rogers. Mrs. Reeves, above, right, won the
stocking in a Christmas promotion by the store.
--Star photo

Letters to Santa...

DEAR Santa,
I would like an Atlanta
Falcons football jersey no. 31,
shoulder pads, Atlanta Fal-
cons football- helmet, 'Kenny
Rogers 8-track tape, and some

From Michael Ramsey
Dear Santa,
I want a Jeep race track, a
Mr. Microphone, and some
From Randy Ramhsey

.1. Irr.f'

Corner 4th & Parker Ave.
Invites You to Worship Services
Rev. Paul Griffin, Pastor
SUNDAY SCHOOL .................... . 10:00 A.M.
MORNING WORSHIP ................... 11:00 A.M.
EVENINGWORSHIP ................... 6:00 P.M.
WEDNESDAY ............... 7:30 Prayer Meetings
Nursery Provided

The First
Pentecostal Holiness Church


Invites You to Worship with Them
Ernest A. Barr, Pastor
SUNDAYSCHOOL ...................... 9:45 A.M.
MORNING WORSHIP ................... 11:00 A.M.
EVENING WORSHIP .................... 7:00 P.M.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT ........ ............ 7:00 P.M.

Smith Chapel A.O.H.
Church wishes to thank the
donator of the "Cross" found
on the porch of the church. It
has been consecrated to God,
and God is going to bless
Elder Azalee Johnson

Merry Christmas

& Happy New Year

Camden, Arkansas

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GCCC Courses Here

Gulf Coast Community Col- B. ,
lege will offer several classes
in Port St. Joe during the
upcoming spring semester,
according to GCCC Dean of
Instruction Bob McSpadden.
Registration will be held at
the main campus in Panama
City on Jan. 5 and classes will .
begin on Jan. 7. Students may
also register at'the first class . -
meeting of each course.
Offerings in Port St. Joe y
include Freshman English II ""
from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. on
Wednesday, Western Civili--
zation II from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m.
on Tuesday. College Algebra '
from 6:30 tO 9:15 p.m. on
Tuesday. Introductory
Chemistry from 6:30 to 9:15
p.m. on Thursdays. GeneralP
Psychology from 6:30 to 9:15
p.m. on Mondays, and Intro-

tion from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. on
All times are local and, all May His birth liye ever
classes will meet in 'the Port in the hearts of men.
St: Joe High School.
For more information, stu- 4
dents may call Port St. Joe 4 BADCOCK
coordinator Beverly Rich or
Gulf Coast Community Col- Furniture
lege at 769-1551. Fur ture

Praise Service

at A.O.H. Chapel .
There will be a Christmas
Praise Service on Friday and |
Saturday night, Dec. 25 and 26. P
The service will be featuring
Mr. Rufus Wood and Company
of Panama City. Everyone is T
cordially invited to attend at 7
7:00 p:m. nightly at Smith
Chapel A.O.H. Church, 106
Robbins Ave., Port St. Joe.

Masons Will

Install Officers
Port St. Joe Masonic Lodge
No. 111 F&AM will hold an
open installation of officers at
the Masonic Lodge Dec. 28 at
7:00 p.m.
All mason and their families We wish to extend to you our best
are invited. There will be a wishes for a healthy,,happyChristmas
covered dish supper'.' 4 wishes or a heal hapyCritas
Seaonandn ari Tnvon.q New Ye ar- S

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