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The star
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Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Port St. Joe Fla
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Helping Mother Nature


JUNE 22, 2006


Yo, Ho, Ho in Port St. Joe

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Strange things happen when Scott
Lamberson slips into his pirate suit.
Kids follow him through the Piggly
Wiggly parking lot inquiring about Peter
Pan.
Old men act young again and 70-year-
old women bat their eyes and say they're
single.
"When you put that pirate costume on,
people become weird," said Lamberson, ...
a Port St. Joe High School Science teach-
er who moonlights as Captain Morgan
Garrison Reid each year during Port St. f
Joe's Independence on the Coast celebra-
tion.
It might be Capt. Reid's assured pirate
swagger, or the lure of his noble ancestry,
which draws so many admirers.
Capt. Reid's family was among the first j
to settle in the lost city of Saint Joseph, a
onetime boomtown destroyed by two hur-
ricanes and a yellow fever epidemic.
He leads a band of roguish followers, r
known as the Pirates of Saint Joseph, who
return to Port St. Joe every July 4 to crash
the party in Frank Pate Park.
Joining Capt. Reid this year are 11 F
pirate men, women and wenches skilled in
navigation and the art of the blade.
There's Charity Rackham, whose name
belies a fiery spirit, Grey Beard, a weap-
ons expert of noble birth and Black Jack
Barbosa, a young man named for his gam-
bling prowess.
Though their arrival will be heralded
with cannon fire, the salty crew is not bent
on destruction.
These are clean living pirates who abide
by a strict code of ethics no drinking or ,
smoking while in costume, no foul language Ne
or off-color behavior, no dangerous sword-
play when in the presence of kiddies. A k
Lamberson, who leads the group's
executive pirate council, insisted on mak-
ing the pirates family-friendly when he
co-founded, with local businessman Gary
White, the pirate troupe in 2000. 4
In their first performance, the pirates Contributed Photo
arrived by ship, invaded the park and were The Pirates of Saint Joseph Bay will be featured at this year's Independence on the Coast celebra-
chased back onboard by city policemen. tion. From left: Morgan Adams, Capt. Jack, Charity Rackham, and Tera (The Terror) Turner.
For Liunberson. something in the prem-
ise -arang false,. and he vowed to make someI
changes........ .
"Why are people coming down to be
invaded.'" wondered Lamberson. "We need
to make tJus a celebration.
In keeping with the troupe's family
friendly \values. Lamberson and his fellow
pirates drafted a complex back-story, adding
references to Saint Joseph and placing the
pirates' actions in a nobler context.
As descendents of the citizens of Saint
Joseph. the pirates would return not to
invade the city. but to share the wealth they
accumulated during the year.

(See PIRATES on Page 9A)


School Grades Reflect Improvement


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Possibly the best way to consider the letter
grades for Gulf District Schools starts with the
math found in the number 50.
Among the county's six public schools,
three, or 50 percent, earned higher marks this
year compared to last as the Florida Department
of Education released school grades for all 67
counties last week.


Port St. Joe Middle School, the lone county
public school to achieve an A or B since school
grades were implemented as part of the A+
education plan in 1999, paced the county by
bouncing back to an A from the B grades of the
past two years.
Wewahitchka Middle School, which had
slipped from an A to a C last year, arced back
up to a B.
The county's middle schools reflected a


Gulf County School Grades Through the Years

2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999


Wewahitchka Elementary
Port St. Joe Elementary
Port St. Joe High
Port St. Joe Middle
Wewahitchka High
Wewahitchka Middle


B B A B C
A B A C C
C B C C C
A A A B B
C B D C C
A n/a n/a n/a n/a


statewide trend which has 87 percent of
Florida's middle schools easily the highest
percentage at any level achieving marks above
a C this year.
And Port St. Joe High School rose from
last year's D to a C this year.
Those three schools qualified to earn
School Recognition dollars, $100 per student,
which are awarded to schools that improve one
letter grade or earn an A for the school year.
"We are proud," said Port St. Joe Middle
School principal Juanise Griffin. "We are very
excited. It was a happy day last week. We set
some goals and we knew we were going to do it.
Everybody put their best effort into it.
"We are going to have a celebration when
we all get back together."
School grades are determined through
a formula in which results from the read-
ing, writing and math portions of the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT), are
combined with a host of other factors particu-
larly the learning gains of the lowest-perform-
ing students.

(See SCHOOL GRADES on Page 7A)


School Board



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Numbers
By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
D'oh.
Gulf County School Board members faced
a new reality during a Tuesday workshop when
presented with indications that preliminary
budget numbers out of Tallahassee wildly over-
estimated by some $800 million how prop-
erty values in the county would rise this year.
The problem comes from the Florida
Department of Education's funding formula and
its link to fluctuations in local property values.
When making projections during the spring leg-
islative session, state education officials exam-
ine the previous one or two years rather than
five- or 10-year trends.
As any property owner in the county could
testify, property values have dramatically spiked
upward the past two years, reflected in DOE
budget numbers which had total taxable prop-
erty value in the county ticking in at over $3.6
billion, an increase of roughly $1.3 billion com-
pared to last year.
That is on par with increases seen the pre-
vious two years.
However, as any realtor in the county could
attest, the real estate market has softened 'the
past year and tentative numbers from Property
Appraiser Kesley Colbert and the emphasis
here is on tentative indicates the property val-
ues will rise by less than half that amount when
the preliminary tax rolls are certified at the end
of this month.
While the DOE will adjust its numbers
based on that tax roll in mid-July, county finan-
cial officer Sissy Worley prepared School Board
members for new reality in millage rates likely to
be a result of that adjustment, with the required
local effort millage dropping by less than a tenth
of a mill, instead of the more than half a mill
indicated by the early DOE numbers.
A mill equals $1 for every $1,000 of taxable
assessed property value. Of the four key compo-
nents in the formula for funding public schools
in Florida, three of those components, including
the largest. required local effort, are established
in Tallahassee.
The school district must levy the required
local effort to receive -state-funds'for public
schools.
"They (the DOE) are nowhere close, we are
talking about eight hundred million dollars,"
said Superintendent Tim Wilder.
The crimp for the School Board comes in

(See SCHOOL BOARD on Page 7A)

Cape San Bias Beach

Renourishment


Moving Toward Vote

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
The date is set, ballots are in the mail, and
last Saturday the final public forum was held.
Now it is up to the residents of St. Josephl
Peninsula to decide.
The topic in question is the formation of
three Municipal Services Taxing Units (MSTUs)
that will repay a $12 nullion bond set to be
issued by Gulf County for restoration of a nine-
mile stretch of beach on the gulf side of St.
Joseph Peninsula.
Formation of the MSTUs will be decided
by Gulf County's first mail-in balloting. Ballots
were mailed to qualified peninsula residents
June 16.
The deadline for ballots to be received by
Supervisor of Elections Linda Griffin's office is
7 p.m. E.T. on July 6.
The percentage of contribution by property
owners to the local match on the project is
based on property proximity to the gulf.
Gulf-front property owners will foot 70
percent of the local match not covered by other
sources, while gulf-front interior property own-
ers will pay 25 percent and bayside property

(See FINAL MEETING on Page 11A)


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Mexico Beach Initiates Crosswalk Education


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The debate has been
rendered mute. The focus
right now is to educate.
That's the message from
Mexico Beach public safety
Chief Brad Hall this week
as the city gains a handle
on the recently-installed
crosswalks at a handful
of spots along U.S. 98
which have brought some
confusion and controversy.
"No matter your
viewpointonthe crosswalks,
they are here and they are
not going to go away," Hall
said. "We need to make
them work.
"This isn't a political
message, nor is it a personal
message. This is completely
about personal safety for
everybody who lives and
visits Mexico Beach."
Hall and his department
have had a flyer printed
up which spells out
the dos and don't of
crosswalk etiquette and
will be distributing them
throughout the summer.
While they have placed
brochures at various places
in town, such as the Mexico
Beach Welcome Center and
CDC offices, the brochure
focuses its aim on those
motorists or pedestrians
who Hall and his team
find not adhering to the
Miss Manners dictates of
crosswalk safety.


"That's our biggest
problem, people not being
aware of what they need to
do," Hall said.
And motorists and
pedestrians should be


the bright white crosswalks
with their vivid day-glow
signage.
"Drivers have to
be careful, they need to
watch and observe," Hall


crossing the road within
the crosswalks.
In spirit, Florida law
indicates that only traffic
within the lane that
pedestrians) is walking


using either the shoulder
or the middle of the road.
"Nobody is supposed to
pass a vehicle stopped in
the roadway," Hall said.
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aware, Hall and public
safety officers can be
tolerant and patient with
those unsure of proper
procedures, but don't try
to assert a failure to see


said. "If they don't see (the
crosswalks), they are not
paying attention."
Proper etiquette can be
broken down to basics for
pedestrians and motorists.
For motorists, a key is
found in simple rules of
thumb.
While Florida statutes
are convoluted and
vague about crosswalk
regulations, drivers
must yield, by slowing or
stopping, to pedestrians


through must stop, but
Hall notes that U.S. 98 is a
two-lane ribbon in Mexico
Beach.
"When someone enters
the crosswalk, both lanes
should stop," Hall said. "It's
two lanes, not a six-lane
road. It only takes a few
seconds to traverse from
one lane to the next."
Further, vehicles behind
any that slow or stop to
allow pedestrian traffic can
not pass the front vehicle,


anticipate a stop, forcing
a vehicle to pass on either
side, is simply an indication
that the driver was following
too closely, Hall added.
It's not all on motorists,
though.
"Pedestrians have a
liability, too," Hall said.
The first is to use the
crosswalks, not traverse
U.S. 98 at will while not
within the boundaries of
the crosswalk.
During a recent


interview with local media,
Hall observed one man who
ignored the crosswalk in
front of Toucan's Restaurant
and instead walked across
U.S. 98 a few yards away.
"That's a perfect
example of what not to do,"
Hall said.
Additionally,
pedestrians should not
step into the crosswalk in
front of a car which is too
close to properly yield in
short don't step into the
crosswalk when a car going
30 mph is mere feet away.
"I call that the common
sense factor," Hall said.
The overall goal of the
campaign is to avoid the
type of activity observed by
Hall and his officers during
Memorial Day weekend,
when the crosswalks,
newly-installed, created
havoc and confusion for
motorists and pedestrians
and in turn potential safety
hazards.
While discussions with
the Florida Department of
Transportation concerning
the possible elimination
or moving of one or two
crosswalks and the potential
for installing sidewalks in
some areas are ongoing, the
FDOT, which installed the
crosswalks at the urging
of the Mexico Beach Civic
Organization, has made
it plain that enforcement
and education in the
responsibility of the city.
"We are going to work
on enforcing them and
educating people about
them," Hall said of the
crosswalks. "I don't want
to live with the fact that we
didn't do anything."


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The system will allow
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patrol car, while remaining
in the field instead of at the
station.


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By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
The Port St. Joe City
Commission handled a
lengthy agenda Tuesday
night, covering a mix from
sex offenders to golf carts.
Commissioners read for
a second time and adopted
an ordinance providing
residential restrictions for
certain sexual offenders.
An ordinance covering
the use of golf carts in
Port St. Joe was also read
a second time and adopted
unanimously.
However, the golf cart
ordinance will not go into
effect, according to city
attorney Russell Scholz,
until 30 days after the
ordinance is passed and
signage pertaining to golf
carts is installed on all
streets where the carts will
be allowed.
The second reading of
an ordinance governing
removal of trash
and garbage passed
unanimously, after several
changes requested by
audience members were
included in the language.
Lengthy discussion
between Scholz, council
members and the audience
resulted in the addition
of wording covering items
such as sofas, beds, desks
and other bulky household
goods added to the removal
of white goods.
These types of items,
plus yard and garden waste
larger than four feet, will
require a special pickup,
requested by the property


owner, for an additional
charge.
Further, landlords will
now be responsible for
large debris like household
goods left at the curb by
departing tenants.
Explanations of the
new rulings are to be sent
out in city water bills.
Several ordinances
annexing land parcels
of just over one acre to
almost 50 acres all passed
unanimously, along with
accompanying ordinances
for small scale map
amendments and zoning
changes to the annexed
parcels.
Council member Benny
Roberts asked if the council
could require developers
of newly-annexed land
to include parks in the
developments.
"We're developing
everywhere and we aren't
making them [developers]
do anything. People
shouldn't have to get in
the car and drive three
miles to let a kid out to
play," Roberts said.
Council members
Rachel Crews and John
Reeves seconded Roberts's
sentiments, with Scholz
reminding the council
that 'developments of 10
to 20 acres in Port St.
Joe fall under economic
development criteria
because of Gulf County's
designation as a rural
area, of critical economic
concern, and that all these
developments must be
reviewed by the council


during planning, so parks
could be requested.
City manager Lee
Vincent asked for
confirmation of Mayor
Frank Pate's proposed
allocations for funds netted
from the sale of the Port St.
Joe Marina to The St. Joe
Company, which passed
unanimously, though not
without protests from
Roberts.
Pate had previously
recommended that the
funds from the sale of
the marina be divided as
$1 million for a new city
hall; $1 million for a new
community center/civic
center, with the remainder
of the money spent on a
park system along the bay
area.
Roberts felt the money
would be better spent on
water and sewer work on
Palm Boulevard, or to help
pay for the city's portion
of the city-county inter-
local agreement on the
annexation of WindMark
Beach which requires
the city to run water and
sewer lines to Overstreet
and White City within the
year.
Pate argued that if
the city held the money
for a period of time and
earmarked it for these
projects, the city could
obtain grants to add to
the funds, and that' the
agreement with the county
would be paid for with
grants, loans, and other
methods.
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Vincent announced
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and recommended that
the city identify a project
that would meet the
requirements and apply
for it.
All council members
were in favor and passed
the motion to apply for the-
funds.
The city is in the
process of remodeling
the bathrooms in the
Centennial Building and
will readdress all the fees
and deposits required for
renting the space.
The council was
particularly concerned
about damage to the
facility by people renting
it, and wanted the city to
review its procedure for
checking on the-physical
state of the building both
before and after someone
rents the space.
Vincent reported
that his meeting with
the Governor's Office
of Tourism, Trade and
Economic Development
last week was very
successful in expediting
the permitting process
for the new Sacred Heart
hospital.


He said the permitting
process was being "pushed
through double time,' with
all state agencies fast-
tracking the process.
However, the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers


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the expedited process,
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Lobbying for Comm


Last week's discussion among county collars.
commissioners concerning the hiring of a That would be spending money to make
paid lobbyist to represent the county in the money, for the county and taxpayers.
marbled halls of Tallahassee, as reported The chasm between cents and common
by staff writer Lisa Logan, seemed much sense on display last week was another
like firing darts feather forward. fascinating reminder that the Commission
This is not a slight toward former state meeting room for that matter not just in
Rep. Bev Kilmer, long a friend of Gulf the county sometimes feels like a planet
County and one of its staunchest advo- orbiting miles from the world swirling
cates in Tallahassee during her time in the around outside.
Florida House of Representatives. While Commissioner Nathan Peters
And it is not to dismiss out of hand talked about affordable housing in his dis-
what a lobbyist can bring to the table, trict and a proposal to free up land to meet
The fourth floor of the Capitol, where the pressing need for shelter
each end of a long hallway opens into the from the economic storms The chasm
chambers of the two legislative branches of which batter homeowners cents and c
state government, is where business gets these days, other commis- sense on di
done, bills are brokered. sioners talked about identi- week was a
Having a voice in that din could prove fying. land in Honeyville for cinating ren
useful in seeking legislation and more a pet cemetery. the Commi
importantly appropriations which could We don't know about the om
benefit the county. the vested interests of ing r m ...
But in the grand scheme of things, owners of the deceased feels like a
just as talking about pet cemeteries when pet, but surely commis- orbiting mil
the county doesn't really have an effec- sioners, as the re-elec- world swirl
tive means of controlling animals when tion cycle of the next two outside.
they are alive, to consider spending tens years kicks into gear, have
of thousands each year lobbyists don't a vested interest in such
arrive during blue light specials on a lob- things as affordable -ha-uing.
byist represents misguided prioritizing. As with tax relief, providing fiscally attain-
For all a lobbyist could bring, Gulf able homes for the vast number of working
County already starts with several spot- folks who now call Gulf County home is
lights shining from Tallahassee it is a about maintaining the demographic status
rural county of critical economic concern, quo which has returned commissioners to
an Enterprise Zone for economic develop--office, in the cases of two commissioners,
ment. again and again.
There are friends in Tallahassee, But it is those folks who are most
though term limits will cycle some of the, threatened by what has occurred in this
strongest voices out, which is what makes -county over the past four, or five years, as a
the race for Allan Bense's much more speculative real estate market drove prices
important than simply succeeding a popu- into the stratosphere and local govern-
lar, professional and steady politician who ments elevated tax bills in the updraft.
championed Northwest Florida for eight They are the teachers who educate
years, in the schools. They are the employees at
The payoff of a lobbyist, though, the local supermarket. They are the police
isn't clear, particularly in the light of a officers and emergency medical personnel
Commission that must come to grips with who protect lives. They are the nurses and
profligate spending not continue it and doctors who will man a new hospital.
commissioners whp seem to face myriad People who make living wages which
more pressing matters. are proving increasingly insufficient in a
If commissioners want to see some market where a hefty military retirement
bang for their buck, hire a chief financial and a second income aren't enough of a life
officer or county manager and charge them preserver to prevent drowning in a sea of
with bringing spending into line, to bring red, as the School Board has discovered.
taxes down to a palatable level for the blue And as more and more of those folks


Mr. Willard Didn't Have A E


Folks, it was no- a laughing matter. And
yet, I couldn't help myself I %as watching a
weather report with much interest as tropical
storm Alberto was lumbering toward shore
Just a little south of us last week. The "on
the spot" from Cedar Key "right in the path
of the impending storm" professional weath-
ercaster, decked out in his hooded rain gear,
was explaining emphatically about the perils of
the incoming tempest. "This thing could really,
grow as it approaches land. It could to to a
full blown hurricane at any moment!" He near
'bout shouted so we could hear him over the
raging seas, the relentless wind, the crashing
downpour-
Except there was no' rain! I sat my cereal'
bowl down and peered a little closer at the
;screen. I couldn't really see any.waves. And
the palm tree just over the shouting guys left
shoulder didn't have one palm even twisting in
the wind.
I got to laughing out loud! This guy was
going for some kind of television Emmy. He was
reporting wind that wasn't really blowing hardly
at all, rain that apparently only he could see'
and a storm that he seemed bent and deter-
mined to "talk"' into a hurricanes
S I reckon vhen you're in the big storm tele-
vision business you've got to "make do" with
-whatever comes along.
The "coverage' switched to Emily or Sally
,or.Brenda Jane (I took a bite of Cocoa Puffs
and missed the intro) on St. George Island. She
shouted about the. wind and the tide and the
,evacuation of the low lying areas and the clos-
ing of the bridge.....but not one strand of hair
was out of place. And she didn't even bother to
'put on the hooded jacket.
Mother called from Tennessee, "Son, are
you alright?"
A cousin called from Portland, Oregon,
"Kesley, this one looks pretty bad., How close is
it to you?
Leon called, "If that thing blows yall all
away, can I have your golf. clubs?"
Listen, you know I'm not making light here
of any hurricane past, present or future. We
have all seen much to "up close and personal"
the horrors and damage wrought by a real


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storm.
And certainly we all believe in prepared-
ness. And if we err, let's do it on the side of
caution. But putting the entire nation on notice
over a rainstorm seems to be a little over kill to
me. I'm sure)I'm wrong here, but it appears to
me that some of these weather r-eporters can't
wait for "the big one" so they can get right in
the middle of our living rooms with their color
coordinated rain slickers.
I hope we're not settling into a danger-
ous trend with the news media's treatment
of impending hurricanes. It goes to the, "cry-
ing wolf' syndrome. They "super prepare" us
over anything that blows in the Gulf of Mexico
enough times, somebody is going to get jaded
and NOT BE READY when the real thing
comes!
Mr. Willard Joe Simpson used to sit up on
the porch of Woodrow Kennon's Mercantile, Dry
Goods and Grocery Store and pontificate for
hours on end about the "no good levee" up near
the Rutherford cut off on the Big Sandy River.
"It's going to flood the whole Greenup Valley one
day. You mark my words...."
I wasn't but ten or eleven. And I don't
remember all the particulars. But I do remem-
ber that Mr. Willard Joe was almighty sure that
levee was going to break "the very next time we
get any amount of rain." This was in the late
'50's and the first hundred times he warned
us, I think folks actually went out and threw
a few sandbags up against the backside of the
earthen works when. enough rain North of us
gave rise to the river.
Mr. Willard Joe was about as steady as
the 2:10 express out of Memphis. He'd hunker


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are driven from the county for areas where
wages and home prices are more in synch,
the political landscape shifts under the
feet of commissioners who seem more
comfortable standing in place, anchored in
another time.
As June, the self-imposed deadline
for some kind of affordable housing policy
for the Commission, ends, the vacuum of
leadership from elected officials county
and municipal on the subject of afford-
able housing remains.
To turn a phrase, Peters' proposal to


secure 40-plus acres from
The St. Joe Company for
mixed used housing in his
district was just a drop in
the bucket.
At one time, two years
ago, Gulf County was pro-
claimed ahead of the curve
compared to other counties
facing a crunch on afford-
able housing, but nearly
24 months later the curve
sometimes appears to be
flattening.
And finding, solutions
ever a community .issue,


requiring local governments to abandon
competing agendas and long-smoldering
animosities in the spirit of preserving the
small-county fabric that has nurtured
generations.
The county, the cities of Port St. Joe
and Wewahitchka, the School Board and
The St. Joe Co., they are the major players
- we could name several mid-majors who
must work collegially to make affordable
housing happen.
There has been enough discussion,
more than enough confrontation and ver-
bal hand grenades: the time has arrived for
action to ensue.
'Ihe economic dynamics at work in the
county have raised the bar by which the
public assesses their elected officials, just
as the public schools have had to deal with
ever-increasing standards from the state.
And given the tenor of discussion in
the community, the public voters are
running- out of patience as they wait for
their elected representatives to make the
leap,


flooded Jacket
down over by the keg of twenty penny nails, cut
him off a plug of Brown Mule and go to talking
some kind of geology, seismology, ramparts,
slide angles, molecular consistency, ground
faults, water seepage, current strengths, water
tolerance language that I didn't really under-
stand. But it sure sounded right to me! I think
Mr. Willard Joe had been off to that mechanical
drawing school up in Paducah. He was a right
smart fellow for our neck of the woods.
The big July floods of 1960 actually caused
some folks to pack uip and evacuate the val-
ley. They moved their cattle, horses, hogs and
sacred belongings! Of course, the levee did hold.
It took over a week to get everybody moved
back! And there was a smidgen of mumbling
about how crazy Willard Joe Simpson had been
since birth.
The very next spring it rained for fifteen
straight days. I remember Dad and Uncle
Womack filling sand bags and helping "shore
up" the levee. Mr. Willard got his wagon and
was moving families to higher ground. That
levee never budged. It took two weeks for the
Big Sandy to get back to normal.....and another
week or so for the valley folks to do the same.
Some of the men began to openly question
Willard Joe up on Woodrow's porch. They fig-
ured a levee that had withstood the last couple
of lashings was good for the long haul. Mr.
Willard didn't waver. He declared we "had been
lucky this time. The next big rain could take out
the whole valley!"
But the talk quickly turned to hog prices
and the Cardinals chances of winning the
National League Pennant..... Mr. Willard Joe
had effectively been moved to the back burner.
I was in college several years later and far
removed from the comings and goings of things
"back home" when Mom called. "Son, it has
been terrible. The levee gave way. The whole
valley is flooded. Nobody was prepared....."
I immediately thought of Mr. Willard Joe
Simpson. I didn't know then, and I don't know
now, whether he helped or hurt the people who
lived in the path of that terrible catastrophe!
Respectfully,
Kes


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Keyboard Klatterings
Only a Drill
The recent appearance of Tropical.Storm
Alberto in the Gulf of Mexico produced another
stark reminder of the vagaries of living on the coast
while also offering one question.
What do Stephanie Abrams, Jim Cantori and
the rest of the Weather Channel gang do when there
isn't a storm brewing that they can transform into
the cataclysm of the century?
Yes, Alberto arrived just 10 days into hurricane
season and the past couple of years have produced
plenty to invoke the jitters, but honestly, is there
a point at which Stephanie and Jim become little
more than Chicken Little?
To observe vacationers flocking to the beaches,
which in these parts remained relatively calm and
unscarred by waves or wind, is to underscore some
of the ingrained skepticism which ran counter to
the breathless coverage at a half-dozen or so spots
along the Florida coast.
Stephanie may be the Weather Channel's pin-
up girl, but the stony pronouncements of every-
thing Alberto where will it land, how strong will it
be, how far out do rains and winds extend seemed
almost as annoying as Britney Spears crying about
her life to Matt Lauer.
All apologies to John Stossel but can. we
catch a break.
But the reality was that regardless of how
overblown the coverage, that the storm season is
underway was sufficient to cause the butterflies to
flutter for those familiar with coastal living the past
few years.
Particularly, the past two years, when Florida
became the tropical pifata, absorbing storm after
storm.
There are only so many times you can travel
to the Piggly-Wiggly or IGA, only so many times
you can stock up on water and non-perishables
and batteries before it becomes a kind of numbing
dance, like shuffling to the prison chow line.
The routine becomes numbing and stokes a
sense of dread.
Part of this comes from the very nature of hur-
ricanes, which we have come to learn all too well
the past couple of years.
No matter how many times the experts tracked
Alberto, created cones of certainty and zones of
wind and rain, we have found over the past couple
of years that when it comes to hurricanes, there
is a large credibility gap between the experts and
reality.
Boiled down, they don't have a clue where the
thing is going hundreds of miles of warnings were
issued for Alberto, a pansy among tropical storms
nor what kind of punch will be delivered.' :
Folks have pretty much resigned themselves to
the reality that hurricanes will do what they want,
When they want and predictions are better made
by Kreskin.
This sense of the unknown, that even the most
modem -methods of meteorology come up short
against these powerful monsters, stokes a boogey-
man-in-the-closet mentality to which anyone living
on the coast is vulnerable.
Adding to the sense of dread as June
approached and Alberto fired was the reality that
the scars of yesteryear remain with scientists pre-
dicting ever-greater potential for savage wounding
in the months ahead.
Any drive.through Pensacola reveals.a city con-
tinuing the long struggle back from Ivan, with large
swaths of construction zones, roads still under
repair and empty spaces where once commerce and
lives thrived.
New Orleans is an even scarier case.
Reading newspaper reports and watching tele-
vision cc.erae about the aftermath of Katrina
creates a sense of helplessness when it comes to
SMother Nature turning angry.
Katrina and Rita scattered lives throughout
the Southeast, with local officials tracking the
enormous influx of displaced folks into areas like
Atlanta, Birmingham and Memphis.
Simply put, there are former Parish populations
in New Orleans now calling the capital of Georgia or
Alabama home and will be permanently.
Additionally, the rebuilding of this aged and,
frayed city, as well as other parts of the Louisiana
and Mississippi coast, goes on as residents live in
FEMA shotgun shacks and try to restore lives left
in pieces.
Incredibly enough, that rebuilding moves for-
ward while the region is gripped in drought an
almost cruel turn of events for a batteredcoast.
Even closer to home, the healing wounds are
evident, whether at Alligator Point or Two Mile
in Franklin County or the ravaged beaches of St.
Joseph Peninsula in Gulf County, where houses
still dangle precariously from the bluffs in several
spots.
We need no reminders of what hurricanes are
capable of even a relatively tame tiger such as
Dennis has the potential to wreak havoc on a bay,
on a community, on an industry.
So while the roar of the coverage of Alberto may
have seemed at times as over the top as Pee Wee
Herman, the argument is easily made that all the
Weather Channel and other outlets were reflecting
was the deep angst felt by residents along the Gulf
Coast and neighboring climes.
Whether you've lived here all your life or moved
in a few years ago, the reality is that hurricane
season will never be viewed the same, that angst
always a mere tropical depression away.
And we have all learned that there is simply no
way to over-dramatize the potential for destruction
and ripping lives from the pilings as demonstrated
by hurricanes.
Having lived in Tornado Alley in the Midwest
during my young life permits the statement that
understanding the wreckage from a tornado comes
only when one of those funnels has weaved down
the street.
Similarly with hurricanes when they blow
through the neighborhood, listening to the roaring
winds and pelting rains, the debris flying against
the window panes, one comes to understand the
concept "there but through the grace of God go I."
Sure, the media coverage can sometimes seem
like overkill and a dash of leavening is often
required, as it was with Alberto.
Better a breathless Stephanie, however, than a
lackadaisical viewer in the cross-hairs.
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Hail to the Fourth


Tibor R. Machan
One reason I con-
sider the Declaration of
Independence such a mar-
velous document is that it
states better than anything
else the fundamental prin-
ciples of a free society.
First, the Declaration
makes clear that signers
held the truths stated to be
self-evident, which is differ-
ent from considering them
to be self-evident. That's
a subtle distinction most
people miss, saying falsely
that the signers believed the
truths were in fact self evi-
dent. "Holding" them to be
so for purposes of making
a declaration and "believ-
ing" them to be so is not the
same by a long shot.
Second, the signers
made it clear that howev-
er human beings came to
be-whether God or Nature
created them-they have
certain unalienable rights.
And "unalienable" is a cru-
cial term here-no one can


lose those rights so long as
he or she is a human being.
Which means no govern-
ment creates them and no
government can take them,
be it a monarchy or democ-
racy or theocracy. If one's
rights are unalienable then
one has them, no matter
what.
Third, the rights we
have are ours not as citizens
but as human beings. Our
citizenship makes a differ-
ence but not as to whether
we have those rights but
concerning their protection.
Governments are instituted
so as to secure the rights we
have, so citizenship comes
with the legal infrastruc-
ture that gets those rights
secured. Other people have
those rights, too, but not
being citizens of a country
in which they are properly
secured makes a big differ-
ence-that's why millions
have kept flocking to these
shores. Not because they
would gain the rights when


they get to America but
because they were prom-
ised proper protection of
their rights. (Of course,
because the government
has from the start gone way
beyond its proper powers,
becoming not a protector
but violator of individual
rights, those dreams are
now in shambles.)
Fourth, contrary to
what too many prominent
scholars hold, the rights we
have are prohibitions, not
entitlements, because they
forbid anyone from violat-
ing our sovereignty. The
government comes in after
this fact has been properly
acknowledged, as an agen-
cy established or instituted
to make sure those rights
are given proper protec-
tion. Government is indeed
established in line with
these rights-we have the
right to our lives, liberties,
etc., and the correspond-
ing right to secure them by
means of a legal authority


that is itself bound by those
rights. Our only entitle-
ment is to having our rights
secured, nothing more. So,
the rights we have are not
only to be secured by the
legal authorities but those
very authorities may never
violate those rights. This
is very important and not
awfully difficult to under-
stand: a police officer, for
example, has the job to
protect us but that protec-
tion must not itself involve
attacks upon us. Police offi-
cers must perform their
job without violating the
principles they arehired to
defend.


Fifth, there are impli-
cations for foreign policy
from our having the rights
we have by virtue of our
human nature. The main
one is that no war of aggres-
sion can be justified since
that would mean the gov-
ernment has lost its proper
authority. That authority
is confined to securing the
rights of American citi-
zens, not to violating any-
one else's. Sure, govern-
ments of free societies are
duty bound to protect the
rights of citizens but they
are also duty bound not to
violate the rights of anyone
else. This follows from the
Declaration's recognition
that all human beings have
the basic rights it lists.
Sixth, and this is
also nearly forgotten, the
Declaration makes clear
that if a government, like
a police officer, systemati-
cally breaches the princi-
ples by which it is sup-
posed to conduct itself,
the citizens may abolish it,
too. Indeed, it states they
have the duty to do so.
That's like saying if our


body guards have become
corrupt and instead of pro-
tecting us, they are now
bossing us around, we not
only may but ought to fire
them. Governments, like
body guards, have limited
authority and power and
if they fail to act accord-
ingly, they must be shown
the door. It may be compli-
cated to do this-and the
Declaration acknowledges
this too-but nonetheless,
that's what needs to be
done.
A Declaration is not a
full blow political philoso-
phy. The declaration of the
American founders makes
clear, however, that indi-
viduals have certain basic
rights they may hire gov-
ernment to secure for them
and that government must
keep to its job, period.
That implies a free society
with strictly limited govern-
ment.
Too bad it is still only
but a sound idea, far from
a reality!


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Golf Carts
and D.A.V.I.D., which
identifies photos of licensed
Florida drivers and vehicle
ownership.
Officers will also be
able, with the new system,
to complete incident
reports, interview cards,
crash reports and traffic
citations, and to obtain
vital local data from the
safety and convenience of
the patrol car.
"This grant will finish
installing the equipment
in our last police vehicle,"
said Mexico Beach Director
of Public Safety Brad Hall,
"giving us five vehicles total,
and will upgrade the system
for voice recognition."
The two main benefits
of the system for the police
department, according to
Hall, are officer safety and
community development.
The computers and
software will allow an
officer to conduct vehicle
registration checks and
personal checks of known
drug traffickers, suspicious
persons and vehicles, etc.,
providing a high lever of
safety for the officer.
Officers will be able to
conduct these checks from
the patrol unit through
computer voice recognition,
without removing their
hands or eyes from the
vehicle or person they have
stopped.
The officer will simply
speak out loud into a
microphone and the
computer system will check
the information, then recite


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it to the officer, without the
officer having to manually
type in commands for the
same information, or push
buttons while driving.
Along with the upgraded
system, patrol cars will
also have printers installed
inside so the officer can
actually input data into
various forms and print
out things like accident
reports.
"This knocks down
the time involved in
writing forms from about
20 minutes to about five
minutes," said Hall. The
system will also print traffic
citations, "so no more
illegible hand written traffic
tickets," he laughed.
The system will also
allow officers. more time to
be out in the community,
instead of returning to the
office to fill out paperwork,
since, as Hall described
it, "their cars are now the
office."
In the future, Hall's goal
is to use the system to send
computer generated calls
from headquarters to the
patrol cars. The Mexico
Beach Police Department
currently provides 24-
hour emergency response
while working single unit
patrols.
Officer communications
and dispatch is provided
through the Bay County
Sheriff's municipal channel
that is shared with the
cities of Parker and Cedar
Grove.
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substantially decrease
congestion on the municipal
channel, said Hall, by
allowing patrol officers to
access criminal databases
while in the field. This will
reduce the need for non-
emergency radio traffic,
clearing the channel for
officer emergencies.
The grant also
represents a $16,000
savings for the 2006-07
budget before it even goes
into effect, Hall said.
The grant and
expenditures are "not
candy," he explained. "The
state will spend the money
no matter what. If we didn't
apply for it, someone else
would get it."
Golf Carts
They are creeping along
the roads, wending their
way into daily life all along
the Forgotten Coast.
"They" are golf carts,
and most of the towns in
Gulf and Franklin Counties
are researching laws and
writing ordinances to
govern the ever-increasing
use of golf carts on public
thoroughfares.
A new Mexico Beach
ordinance currently in the
approval process states
that golf carts can be used
on city streets in assigned
areas of town, except on U.S.
98 and on 15th Street.
The carts may utilize
15th Street to get from one
side street to the next, but
cannot travel down 15th for
any distance.
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state law.
Hall contacted the
Florida Department of
Transportation before
writing the ordinance to see
if the carts could cross U.S.
98 to get to the beach, and
his request was denied.
So, in Mexico Beach, no
golf carts are legally allowed
on any section of U.S. 98.
According to Hall, the
ordinance came about
through requests of older
people who wanted to
access the beaches.
"These people do not
drive, but they can't walk
that far to the beach and
need a way to get there. The
use of golf carts is about
convenience," he said.
In order to legally
operate a golf cart on
Mexico Beach city streets,
the cart:
Must be registered
with the Mexico Beach
Police Department;
Must have a valid
sticker issued by the city's
police department; and
Must not be modified
in any way.
Cart operators (drivers)
must:
Have a valid driver's
license (no children or
underage drivers will be
allowed); and
Follow all the regular
"rules of the road,"
including signaling, full
stops, and all driving
regulations required by any
motor vehicle operator.
When a golf cart driver
is stopped for a violation,
the driver will be cited by
city police.
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After two citations on
a particular golf cart, the
registration of the cart will
be suspended.
If anyone operates
a cart with a suspended
registration, the owner of
the cart will be cited with
a $250 fine and the cart
registration will be revoked
for one year.
"It doesn't matter who
is driving the cart when
it is stopped by police,"
said Hall. "The citations go


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School Grades


This year showed there
were four times the number
of high-performing schools
- those achieving an A or B
- statewide compared to seven
year ago, with three of every
four schools considered an A
or B school.
Those numbers were
touted by Gov. Jeb Bush last
week, the governor noting that
progress had been significant
despite the fact that standards
have been raised three times
since the 1999 implementation
of the A+ plan.
The bar will be raised again
next year when the science por-
tion of the FCAT becomes part
of the school-grading formula,
as do the gains of the lowest-
performing students in math
and those juniors and seniors
re-taking the FCAT to quali-
fy for a standard high school
diploma.
"I am particularly pleased
to see that 87 percent of our
middle schools are high-per-
forming," said Education


Commissioner John L. Winn.
"This is because of significant
improvements made by stu-
dents in reading and mathe-
matics this year on the FCAT."
Take the case of the coun-
ty's middle schools.
In Port St. Joe, Griffin and
her faculty came up a mere
four points short of an A last
year.
"We knew we could get
back up;" Griffin said. "We just
have the dedication. It's our
faculty. We are a close group
and they are very dedicated."
To close that four-point
gap, Griffin and her team
implemented a new reading
program and. several teachers
sought certification in reading.
"I have a faculty that goes
out and does what they have
to do to better educate our stu-
dents," Griffin said.
At Wewahitchka Middle
School, principal Pam Lister,
with approval of Superintendent
Tim Wilder and the School
Board, added an additional


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reading-endorsed teacher, who
put additional focus on eighth-
grade reading.
"We knew .we needed
to focus there," Lister said.
"Tracking kids year to year
is important. We are trying to
identify any area where we can
improve."
That additional focus was
evident in eighth-grade FCAT
results and with a strong show-
ing by seventh-graders the
seventh grades in the county
were particularly impressive
this year the trend is up for
Lister and her team.
"I am pleased with our per-
formance, but we have room to
grow and we have the staff to
do it," Lister said.
The learning gains of the
lowest-performing students in
this case, a. mere two or three
students is what prevented
Port St. Joe High School from
jumping back to a B after slip-
ping to the county's lone D
school last year.
Port St. Joe High School


was the lone county school with
under 50 percent of its lowest
quartile of students demon-
strating learning gains in FCAT
reading for example, 73 per-
cent of such students at Port
St. Joe Middle School showed
learning gains in reading, con-
tributing to the achievement of
an A.
At the high school, though,
the percentage was 45 percent
- the equivalent of two to three
students and that meant that
despite achieving sufficient
overall points to earn a B, the
high school lost a letter grade.
"We have never moved
(those lowest-performing stu-
dents), going back four, five, six
years," said principal Duane
McFarland. "We are going to
work on it. We are a B school
and we are going to work to
move those kids along."
The high school has
received board permission to
hire a full-time reading teacher
and the district has also placed
former Port St. Joe Elementary
School principal Chris Earley,
who has held just about every
job in the district save superin-
tendent, into a position where
he will serve as a mentor for


teachers or administrators
who are struggling or in need
of input from an objective pair
of eyes.
The variables of the school
grade formula not to men-
tion local issues such as hiring
and retaining quality teachers
as the district faces turnover
and new faces in administra-
tion are seen elsewhere in the
district.
Port St. Joe Elementary,
which maintained the C grade
of the past two years, was just
six points shy of a B grade,
the result of less-than-stellar
results from the writing por-
tion of the FCAT.
Even though 29 percent of
the students at Wewahitchka
High School were at the high-
est level of reading achieve-
ment a stout number the
school slipped from a B to a C
this year because of slippage in
other areas of the FCAT, par-
ticularly writing.
The results of the Florida
Writes! were also a key fac-


tor in Wewahitchka Elementary
School's drop from the dis-
trict's lone A school last year to
a C this year.
"I'm not disappointed at
all," Wilder said, before allud-
ing to the turnover of more
than 30 instructional positions
prior to the 2005-06 school
year. "I know the amount of
changes that took place in the
district and where. I am real
proud of Port St. Joe High
School because of the turnover
they have had.
"I'm extremely proud of
our teachers, our non-instruc-
tional personnel. It takes a tre-
mendous effort. I have more
respect for the effort then when
I took this job, because I can
see it from all angles.
"We will be an honor roll
district. We have to find the
right pieces to the puzzle. We
are going to learn ard learn
and learn. It takes time to build
it, but we're going to build it."


School Board


a proposal which was to be
brought forward during the
workshop to examine funding
for a replacement to district
offices bursting at the seams,
either through renovation at
the existing site or the con-
struction of new offices on an
unidentified location.
"This place is not commu-
nity-friendly," Wilder said.
The reasons for locating to
new acreage goes beyond pro-
viding additional storage space,
room to expand technology and
more appropriate office space
for district staff and the board;
it is also aimed at bolster-
ing vocational or workforce
training provided by the high
schools.
"All of this came out of a
discussion on how to get work-
force training at (Port St. Joe
High School)," Wilder said.
The gist of the preliminary
proposal would be to move
district offices to a new loca-


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tion and use the existing space
to expand Port St. High School
to provide vocational training,
as well as to save more than
$200,000 by relocating the
Gulf Academy second-chance
school instead of building a
new facility.
"The vision is to have voca-
tional training at both ends
of the county and have kids
graduate who are ready for the
workforce," Wilder said.
Given the early DOE num-
bers it was hoped that the dis-
trict could secure the funding
for new offices this year alone,
without having to raise the mill-
age rate and while still meeting
all the facility needs identified
by school administrators.
What board members
must decide now is what to do
with the millage number under
their control that for capital
outlay.
If the overall millage
remains unchanged from last


year, the board would levy suf-
ficient funds to only begin the
process of moving district offic-
es for example, a three-year
plan of raising roughly a mil-
lion per year for a new facility
- while still meeting the most,
but not all, of identified bricks
and mortar needs in the six
public schools.
Affordable Housing
During the workshop,
board members also consid-
ered legislation passed during
the recent regular session of the
Florida Legislature and how it
might impact the district's abil-
ity to create affordable housing
for educational staff.
The legislation provides.
school boards with flexibility
for using lands owned by the
district but deemed surplus
or not useable for educational
purposes due to location or
other factors to provide afford-
able housing for district per-
sonnel.


NOTICE OF CITY OF PORT ST. JOE CITY

COMMISSION MEETING FOR APPROVAL OF

VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION OF PROPERTY


The City of Port St. Joe City Commission proposes to hold a public hearing to
consider adoption of Ordinance No. 353 which will consider action on a Peti-
tion for Voluntary Annexation of property into the City of Port St. Joe. The title
of the ordinance is as follows:

AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE VOLUNTARY ANNEXA-
TION OF CERTAIN LANDS ADJACENT TO THE SOUTHERN
BOUNDARY OF THE CITY LIMITS; PROVIDING A LEGAL DE-
SCRIPTION OF THE LANDS TO BE ANNEXED;\PROVIDING FOR
THE REDEFINING OF CITY BOUNDARIES TO INCLUDE SAID
LANDS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

The property to be annexed is located generally in Section 13, Township 8
South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida. A complete legal description of
the property.by metes and bounds measurements and a copy of the ordinance
can be obtained at the Clerk's office.

The public hearing for the adoption of the Ordinance will be held on Thursday,
July 6, 2006 at 6:00 RM. at City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. A first reading of the Ordinance
will occur at the same time and location on June 20, 2006. Copies of the Ordi-
nance are available for public inspection at City of Port St. Joe City Hall located
at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.

The hearing may be continued from time to time as may be necessary.

Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide
comments in writing to the City Commissioners of the City of Port St. Joe at
City of Port St. Joe City Hall 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. Transactions of the public hearing will not be recorded. Persons wish-
ing to appeal any decision made during the hearing will need a record of the
proceeding and should ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the
testimony on which the appeal is based. Any person who wishes to attend
and requires assistance may call the City Clerk's Office at (850) 229-8261 ext.
114.
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District officials have
approached the Community
Development Corporation,
the county's affordable hous-
ing advocate, about potentially
contributing to a Community
Land Trust which is in the
design phase.
The district is exploring
the potential for either selling
or swapping a portion of, the
9.7 acres it owns in Highland I
View with an eye toward creat-
ing affordable housing for staff
at both ends of the county.
"This is real good time
because there is a push," said
Dannie Bolden, executive direc- ) S
tor of the CDC. "The develop-
ers (willing to participate) are
there. It's a question of hav-
ing a group willing to facilitate
affordable workforce housing.
"There are great opportu-
nities (in the bill) for public- ff ti
private partnerships to bring Cll FE' e2
about affordable housing."
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actively explore their options -- .
with an eye toward moving the
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The Direct Effect Project and Michael Lister Charities presents:


The Second Annual Gulf County Young Filmmakers Workshop


Sponsored by Gulf
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People often complain
about how little there is for
young people to do in our
community. And they're right.
Aside from school and sport-
ing activities, the young people
of Gulf County have very little
to do, and almost no oppor-
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program will enable the young
people of rural Gulf County
to get a glimpse of creative
careers in the larger outside
world, expanding their vision,


broadening their horizons.
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instruction and experience of
workshops in writing, produc-
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marketable skills such lay-
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and audio/video recording and
editing. At the conclusion of
the workshops, there will be a
premiere night for sponsors,
parents, and members of our
community at large to provide
a forum for young people to
showcase their talents and the
work they've done in the pro-
gram.
The success of this com-
munity initiative will be mea-


sured by ongoing community
support, the number of par-
ticipants, decreased juvenile
delinquency, and increased col-
lege attendance and higher job
placement. Registration and
survey forms used for tracking
the results of the program will
not only include demographic
information, but goals, edu-
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areas of interest.
The Direct Effect Project
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is the community outreach
program of Michael Lister
Charities, a 501(c)(3) not-for-
profit organization recognized
by the internal revenue ser-
vice.
Partnering with the Direct
Effect Project of Michael Lister


Ministries in this worthy
endeavor are private individu-
als, local businesses, and com-
munity organizations, includ-
ing The Gulf County Breeze,
local schools and colleges.
Every summer issue of
The Gulf County Breeze will
include "Production Notes," a
special section dedicated to this
initiative that will detail spon-
sors, activities, and feature the
young people involved.
This community program
has the potential to make an
enormous impact. Help us


help the young people of Gulf
County. We can make a dif-
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help.
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questions, don't hesitate to
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make a donation, mail it to
Michael Lister Charities, PO.
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32465.


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The treasure would not be after watching the Disney fran-
stolen booty, but formerly bur- chise's first feature, The Curse
ied coins and trinkets that the of the Black Pearl.
pirates uncovered in remote "Not only is he cool, he's
locations, witty and humorous," said
Lamberson took his per- Davis of Capt. Jack.
sona's middle and last names, Davis acknowledges that
Garrison and Reid, from two he's "too southern" to master
men who helped frame the the character's British accent,
Florida Constitution during though he said he does "talk
the 1838 convention in old piratey" while in costume.
Saint Joseph. To achieve Capt. Jack's
More specifically, he took look, Davis surfed the Internet
the names from the Port St. for tailors skilled in period
Joe street signs that bear their dress. Most of his costume,
names. including his tricorn hat, was
"That's what noncreative custom made, and Davis esti-
people do they look for mates the price of his ensem-
words," said Lamberson. ble at nearly $3,000.
The other pirates adopted "My costume is probably
the names of famous pirates of as close as any that you could
antiquity and crafted personal find to the costume in the
histories with some help from movie," he said.
the executive pirates. So close, in fact, that dur-
To give themselves an air ing a visit to Disney World's
of authenticity, the pirates Not Scary Halloween Party,
purchased real cannons, guns Davis, in all his Capt. Jack
and swords, and assembled glory, signed autographs and
snappy costumes, was shadowed by Disney secu-
Lamberson purchased rity.
his jacket from Goodwill and Davis insists that his
his mother made alterations pirate antics are all in fun, a
and added gold trim. chance to entertain kids and


Black Jack Barbosa, Capt. Jack, Capt. Morgan Garrison Reid and Grey Beard draw their weapons.


like to become more involved
in community service activi-
ties.
Lamberson expressed his
wish to visit children's wards
and to found a scholarship for
graduating seniors.
He acknowledges, howev-
er, that he might have "painted
himself into a corner" with his
troupe's pirate theme.
"You'd have to be in cos-
tume to give a scholarship
away, and that would look
weird at graduation," noted
Lamberson.
With only two weeks to go


before July 4, the pirates are
readying themselves for the
big day.
They have planned several
festival activities, including a
treasure finding contest, pirate
feast and children's pirate cos-
tume contest, sponsored by
The Star.
Davis is preparing by
watching The Curse of the
Black Pearl over and over,
and is counting down the days
until its sequel, Dead Man's
Chest, hits theaters July 7.
The pirates plan to ask
the manager of the Regency 11


Theater in Panama City if they
can arrive in pirate garb.
In the sequel's preview,
Capt. Jack's costume appears
similar to the one he wore
in the first movie, a fact that
gives Davis great relief.
His wife, Carol, a.k.a. the
pirate Morgan Davis, was wor-
ried about another $3,000
expenditure.
For now, Davis is satis-
fied that he can wear his Capt.
Jack costume for at least
another 4' of July.
"I'll probably keep it like I
got it more or less," he said.


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"It's not quite theater
;grade, but it's close enough,"
'said Lamberson, who is less
meticulous about his appear-
ance than fellow pirate Tommy
,Davis, a.k.a. Captain Jack.
Davis' commitment to
,achieving the look of The
'Pirates of the Caribbean's
Captain Jack Sparrow, played
'by Johnny Depp, has earned.
.him jeers from his fellow
:pirates.
S "He's not just a little bit
,excited, it's to the point of per-
,version," quipped Lamberson,
who notes that his entire cos-
*tume costs less than one of
'Davis' boots.
Davis, who joined the
:pirates four years ago, adopt-
*ed the Capt. Jack persona


promote wholesome values.
He believes that the pirates
make a difference in children's'
lives, citing several instanc-
es where children opened up
during their interactions with
the crew.
"We look for the ones
who are a little bit shy, a
little behind the scenes, and
try to engage them," noted
Lamberson.
The pirates have stock-
piled a collection of pirate
jokes that they try out on the
children, such as: "Where is a
pirate's favorite place to eat?"
Answer: "Arrghbys."
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Cox & Associates, Port St. Joe's 2006 Dixie Youth Major League 1t place team, par- hne Wins Rain-Called Race


ticipated in the 1st place district tournament in Hiland Park last week. The tournament
consisted of 8 district teams in double elimination. Port St. Joe swept the series with a
5-0 record. They ended their season with an overall record of 14-6.


Back row, left to right: Coach William Thursbay, Manager Sandy Quinn, Coach Bill Deeson
Standing, left to right: Dorian North, Roman Quinn, Luke Leonard, Josh Henderson, TJ Deeson, Bryan
Powell, Thomas Gainous Bottom row, left to right: Cotton Thurbay, Javarri Beachum, Chase Royal,
Tiquan Lang


Sharks Split Versus Bainbridge


Port St. Joe played
Bainbridge, GA, twice, splitting
the games, on June 13, 2006
at the Chipola Junior College
after East Gadsden failed to
appear. The first game lasted
only one-and-a-half hours,
finishing 3-1 Bainbridge. The
second game was tipped in the
Sharks' favor 4-2 when it was
called off due to weather in the
bottom of the fourth inning.
Port St. Joe acted as home
team for the first game and
visitors for the second.
Jamie Bird pitched for
the Port St. Joe Sharks six
innings the first game. Bird


gave up two earned runs in
the top of the first inning,
resulting from two singles and
a triple. Coach Bullock said of
Bird's tweaked performance,
"He started working ahead in
the count and started getting
the ball down in the strike
zone and he had a lot of suc-
cess. He pitched out of some
difficult jams." Bird struck
out three Bainbridge players.
Bainbridge only scored once
more that game after their
lead off batter hit a triple in
the sixth inning.
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inning of the first game. He
closed efficiently, three-up
and three-down, striking out
one. Austin Peltier pitched all
four and one-third innings of
the second game, striking out
one, and kept Bainbridge from
earning either of its two runs.
"All of our pitchers did well
enough to win the game," said
Coach Bullock.
Offensively, the Sharks
didn't get started until the sev-
enth inning of the first game
when Rodney Besore was
driven in by Travis Hopper's
double to center field. Hopper
forced the pitcher to throw
10 pitches, intelligently foul-
ing strikes and taking balls
until smashing an inside fast-
ball pitch to riehl-center field.
"Travis refused to get out... It
was one of the best AB's lar
bat) I've seen on this i.e:;m
Hopper went 2 for 3 in the
first game.
The Sharks continued to
put runs on the board dur-
ing the second game, scoring
two runs in the top of the
first. Warren Floyd bunted for
a base .hit and was.scored
when Mica Ashcraft hit a home
run along the third-base foul
line, following his single. Floyd
became later hit a double over
the Bainbridge centerfielder's
head the second game and
scored again on a pass ball.
Besore. w1ho hit two s.inile
tlhrouch both gamines. also
scored another run alter being
driven in b\ Corbii \Vickery
who went 1 for 2 In the second
game.
Matt Gannon got one sin-
gle, as did Jamie Bird. Matt
Wright was walked twice.


racing. It's no big deal."
Dale Earnhardt, Jr finished
third, his best ever at Michigan.
He drive his No 8 Chevy with
a retro paint scheme from his
grandfather's racing days.


Pos.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.


Driver
Kasey Kahne
Carl Edwards
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Greg Biffle
Reed Sorenson
Jimmie Johnson
Casey Mears
Jeff Gordon
Kurt Busch
Kevin Harvick


Wallace.
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guy win.
The Milwaukee Mile is up
next for the Busch Series.


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It was raining at the start of
the race and raining at the end.
Officials called the Michigan
race with 71 laps to go.
"We took two tires there
once and passed some cars on
pit road and then we were able
to get past some cars on the
track," said Kahne, who started
his No. 9 Evernham Motorsports
Dodge from the pole.








David Gilliland with Team direc-
tor Kenny Francis

"He's definitely grown as
a race driver," Evernham said.
"He understands what he needs
to do. He understands that these
races are longer."
Kahne, earning a series-
best four I h Victory of the season
and his third from the pole,
said, "It's pretty crazy to win
in the rain and be in the right
place there at the end. But we
did have the best car."
Carl Edwards finished sec-
ond with this being his highest
finish this season.
Tony Stewart was involved
in a crash in lap 22 when he was
nudged by Jeff Green.'
"Jeff was a little eager, prob-
ably," Stewart said. "That's just


NASCAR CUP SERIES STANDINGS
Rank +/- Driver Points Behind Starts Poles Wins Top 5 Top 10
1 -- Jimmie Johnson 2295 Leader 15 1 3 7 12
2 -- Matt Kenseth 2221 -74 15 0 2 9 10
3 +2 Kasey Kahne 2051 -244 15 4 4 6 10
4 +2 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2020 -275 15 0 1 5 7
5 -2 Mark Martin 1989 -306 15 0 0 2 8
6 -2 Tony Stewart 1928 -367 15, 0 1 7 8
7 -- Jeff Burton 1888 -407 15 1 0 3 9
8 -- Kevin Harvick 1849 -446 15 0 1 5 7
9 Denny Hamlin* 1809 -486 15 1 1 3 6
10 +2 GregBiffle 1807 -488 15 2 1 3 8


Last Chance to Sign Up for Annual Port
St. Joe Athletic
Mountain High Running Camp Department Golf

(Bristol, Va.) Mountain High Running Camp announces the Toume e
last opportunity for high school cross country runners to sign The third annual Port
up for one of the two week sessions in July. The camp, which St. Joe High School Athletic
features instruction by world class Kenyan and American run- Department Golf Tournament
ners and coaches, is the best running camp deal because it will be held Aug. 5 at the St.
Joseph Bay Golf and Country
offers free Reebok shoes to all campers at the same cost as most Club.
other camps. Shotgun start will be at
The camp is held July 10-15 and July 17-22 in the Blue 9 a.m. Entry fee is $50 per
Ridge mountains of Bristol, Virginia and this year features a person.
staff including: Fernando Cabada, who this spring broke the an tournament is a four-
Aineric:an Record for 25k; elite Kenvans David C(heroinme and lunch ~ill be served.
Solomon Kaidle: elite American FaslI Bizuneh. and elite Slovak Cash prizes will be aw\ard-,
Petra Staskova amnon, others. The camp is open to middle and ed for first. second and third
high school runners of all abilities. place and there will be door
For more information and for an application log onto www. prizes. information or
For more information or
mountainhighrunning.com or call camp director Scott Simmons to register call Bill Ramsey
at 276-466-7174. at 227-4403 or Coach John
Palmer at 774-1424.



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will be at Infineon Speedway.
Unsponsored Rookie
wins at Kentucky
Speedway
David Gilliland broke
the streak of Nextel Cup
drivers wining the Busch
series race since last
November. |
"I've been doing a lot
of pinchirig misell justto
make sure it's real the past 1l
two days," Gilliland said.
"It's really a huge accom-
plishment, just a dream
come true for me."
Former Cup Driver
Jerry Nadeau is mentor-
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who decided in January to
drive a Chevrolet for Clay
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Final Meeting


From Page 1A


owners 5 percent.
Millage rates are capped at
six, four, and two mills, mov-
ing from gulf to bay, respec-
tively.
A mill represents $1 for
every $1,000 in assessed tax-
able property. The overall cost
of the project is pegged at $15-
$20 million.
On Saturday members
of the St. Joseph Peninsula
Beach Advisory Committee
(SJPBAC) held the second of
two town hall meetings at St.
Joseph's Bay Country Club
to give the public, especially
residents of the project area, a
minal opportunity to ask ques-
tions, discuss and debate the


pros and cons of the multi-
million dollar, long-term proj-
ect.
Michael Dombrowski, the
coastal engineer spearhead-
ing the project, gave updated
information on permit appli-
cations, potential "borrow
areas" for sand, and construc-
tion costs.
He told the 50-60 people
who attended that his com-
pany had started permit appli-
cations with U.S. Fish and
Wildlife and Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission, the state and fed-
eral agencies which will decide
what constraints, if any, will
be placed on the project in


terms of impact to wildlife and
turtles.
According to Dombrowski,
potential sand borrow areas
are still being tested, but sev-
eral sites have been located
containing sand closely match-
ing current beach sand color,
but with slightly larger grain
size.
"This is a good thing,"
said Dombrowski, "because
we might not need as much
sand as originally estimated."
He told the crowd that bor-
row area C, currently under
examination, was only about
one mile offshore, which would
allow sand to be dredged and
sent to the beach through a


Paula Pickett, Director of Gulf County Tourism Development Council, answers audience question at
Saturday's town hall meeting..


SAudience members take advantage of their final opportunity to ask questions before the July 6
voting deadline.


pipeline, instead of having to
dredge the sand, load it onto
a barge, haul it to shore, then
spread it on the beach, a more
costly procedure.
Most of the project's
construction costs, accord-
ing to Dombrowski and Phil
Flood, Florida Department
of Environmental Protection
Beach Project Manager, will
come from dredging costs,
which fluctuate over time due
to rising fuel costs and avail-
ability of dredge equipment.
According to Flood,
dredging equipment is cur-
rently very scarce because of
all the beach projects under-
way throughout the state.
Dombrowski reminded
the audience that when costs


are finalized, if the project
initially comes in over budget,
the project will be revised to
stay within budget parame-
ters, and will be reviewed and
periodically adjusted through-
out the project.
In response to audience
questions, Flood stated that
the Florida Department of


Environmental Protection,
plus numerous state and fed-
eral agencies, will look at and
evaluate each step of the pro-
cess throughout the life of the
project.
Modeling will be required,
he said, as part of the permit-
ting process, to answer ques-
tions such as whether removal


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of sand from borrow sites will
increase erosion in the future,
a major problem encountered
by the city of Destin with their
beach project.
"There doesn't seem to be
any 'show stoppers' out there,"
said Flood, "but the project
is not a done deal because of
environmental impacts yet to
be determined."
Areas of possible .impact
to be studied range from
turtles, reefs and erosion to
beach mice, shore birds and
possible shipwrecks in the
borrow areas.
Gulf County manager
Don Butler also addressed
the audience, detailing the
county's commitment to the
project in providing money
for stabilizing Cape San Bias
Road to support 100 public
parking spaces in three beach
access locations, plus three
dune walkovers and public
restrooms at public access
points.
Money for the projects is
already included in the coun-
ty's proposed 2006-07 budget,
Butler said.
But he also reminded
people that the Gulf County
Commissioners will make the
final decision on the bond after
results of the mail-in vote have
been tabulated.
Butler added that he
thought the commissioners
probably would approve the
project at the county com-
mission meeting following the
vote, if the vote was favorable.
The earlier straw poll con-
ducted by SJPBAC at the urg-
ing of county commissioners,
which highlighted a 90 percent
approval from respondents,
was non-binding.
The July 6 vote will be.
Laurel Eiler, spokesper-
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Wednesday 6/28. .6:43 a.m.. .8:46 p.m.

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Chattahoochee 39.51 n/a
Blountstown 15.0 1.41 n/a
Wewahitchka 12.60 n/a
OCHLOCKONEE RIVER
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Concord 23.82 n/a
Havana 25.0 11.86 n/a
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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, June 22, 2006 SECTION B


Giving Mother Nature a Hand


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
There's an almost mystic quality about the
way Barbara Eells handles animals.
Perhaps it is her Native American heritage.
perhaps it is simply the empathy of an extraor-
dinarily attuned individual who cares deeply.
Whatever "it" is, it bolsters' her bond wir-
animals, domestic and wild, so well that she
has served orphaned and injured animals for
almost 40 years.
Her house and yard are filled with dogs
and cats, birds, squirrels, opossums and peli-
cans, deer, hawks, owls, eagles and vultures.
That's just right now.
As she describes it, over the years she
has cared for everything "from A to Z with the
exception of anything poisonous," including
raptors, song birds, shore birds, and mammal
large and small.
Eells grew up in the Port St. Joe/St. Joe
Beach area, with her family, in town for more
than 90 years, building two landmark houses
in Port St. Joe.
The Eells family home is still at the corn r
of 10th Street and Monument, and the Nedley
family home is between 11th and 12th Streets
In 1958 Eells says her father gave the fam-
ily a choice of building another home in town or
moving to the beach.
With three siblings, the choice was easy.
laughs Eells.
So in 1958 family members all pitched
in and built the beach cottage where she now
lives.
The original family lot plus several adjoin-
ing parcels that Eells has purchased over the
years are now Eells's wildlife sanctuary.
She returned to Port St. Joe in 1968.
coming home to teach physical education at
Highland View Elementary School.
In 1995 she began sending birds and small
animals to Betsy Knight, her mentor and direct -
tor of the Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary in Altha
in Calhoun County.
People at the sanctuary were "bird people."
as Eells describes them, ones who worked with
and rehabilitated raptors, among other birds.
Eells became interested, and began send-
ing so many animals to Knight that Knight sug-
gested Eells just keep them and rehab them in
St.,Joe Beach.
Since then Eells has held state and federal
permits for wildlife rehabilitation, and works
under Knight's federal special purpose permit
as part of the educational program of the Big
Bend Sanctuary, using animals and raptors to
educate the public about wildlife.
Eells is currently working on securing her
own "special purpose educational live speci-
men" permit for the educational program which
will permit her to permanently keep educa-
tional wildlife at her facility.
S She recently received a small grant from
the St. Joe Community Foundation to pay for
constructing regulation-sized cages, which she
now has.
"Barbara is everything here att Big Bend
since I came here in 1995," says Knight. -I


couldn't do what I've done without Barbara. so much with education.
She's just taken on such a load. Not only is she "Barbara handles birds beautifully. I don't
literally half of Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary, but know what I'd do without her."
she handles all the other things, and she does
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Marie Loganffhe Star
Amelia the recovering eagle watches with a keen eye.


Goals
Her goal for rehabilitating animals is two-
fold, says Eells.
One is simple rehab, which means to take
in orphaned or injured wildlife, heal them and
then release them.
The second is the education of the public
about wildlife, their needs and habitats, and
how humans can successfully interact with
them.
Lately she has been low-key in taking in
animals because of family matters, but it was
ordy recently that she did not tend animals
full-time, even while holding a regular full-time
Job.
In 1990 she and three other women started
the area's well-known Turtle Patrol.
Since that time Eells has been affection-
ately known as "The Turtle Lady," working with
a handful of residents who help her patrol the
beaches from Tyndall Air Force Base to Indian
Pass and all along St. Joseph Peninsula.
They mark turtle nests and crawls, count
nests and hatchlings, working in the pre-dawn
hours and late at night to help the giant sea
turtles that use this area's beaches as a primary
nesting site.
Eells's main duties are rehab, sea turtling
(locating and marking nests and crawls, and
tending to hatchlings and nesting females),
counting sea birds on shore three times each
month, performing necropsies on turtles, dol-
phins and the like, and monitoring eagle nests,
like one on Cape San Blas, where she has
frequently seen the baby eagle playing on a
sandbar.
"The reward of doing all this is to see
something released back in to the wild, healthy
and strong," says Eells. "After seeing, watching
and working with these magnificent creatures,
how anyone cannot believe in God, I just don't
know."
Eells describes her work as "my way of
serving my Lord and my community. I could
do other things, I know, but I feel this is my
niche."
It is not a particularly easy niche to fill.
It is round-the-clock, day-in, day-out,
including night duty, and the expense comes
strictly out of Eells's pocket. She receives no
state or federal assistance or reimbursement,
and only occasionally receives "a few little
donations." she adrrits.
She will, however, graciously accept dona-
tions whelh they come, which go toward food for
the animals. All donations are tax-deductible
because the Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary, of
which Eells's facility is half, is a 501(c) 3 non-
profit organization.

The Sanctuary
Eells's home and rehab center are not a
public facility and are not open to the public,
although she does, from time to time, allow
controlled access for special purposes.
But gaining access to the area takes some
qtuck moves and fancy footwork because Eells
has to run a furry gauntlet anytime she goes
(See MOTHER NATURE on Page 2B)


SHIP Program Revs up for New Fiscal Year


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Last year, Gulf County's State Housing
Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program
helped 12 families achieve their dreams
of homeownership, rehabilitated homes
throughout the county and improved the
quality of life of elderly residents.
But before he can revel in SHIP's
success, program administrator Dannie
Bolden must first close a widening
information gap.
"A lot of people don't know what
the SHIP program is, and if they do,
they don't know how to access it," said
Bolden.
In a nutshell, the SHIP program,
administered by the Gulf County
Community Development Corporation
(CDC), provides county residents with
affordable housing through purchase
assistance and rehabilitation programs .
The purchase assistance program
provides interest free second mortgages of
up to 11,615toqualifiedhomebuyerswho
meet the state's income requirements.
Homebuyers may use SHIP funds
to purchase a new or pre-owned home,
build a home, or purchase land on which
to build.
A person may qualify for assistance if
he or she earns up to 120 percent of the
median income, which for a family of four
is $43,000.
The rehabilitation program provides
funds to qualified applicants seeking to
rehabilitate existing homes using licensed
contractors.
With the new fiscal year beginning
July 1, Bolden hopes more residents will
apply for SHIP loans; a process he notes
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'has been streamlined. by SHIP program
manager John Tremont.
This year's SHIP allocation will be
$315,000, a sum enhanced by funds
recovered from SHIP ,recipients who
received cash back from refinanced
mortgages or who ceased to occupy their
home as a primary residence.
A notice of funding availability will be
posted in local media outlets shortly after
July 1, with the announcement slated to
appear in The Star's July 6 issue.
The notice will tell, interested
participants where to pick up SHIP
applications and list a deadline generally
two weeks for when the applications"
must be turned into the CDC office at.
301 1st Street, Room 104.
Loan requests are approved on
a first, come first served basis. SHIP
administrators will stage a rehabilitation
loan lottery around the end of July
or beginning of August in the county
commission meeting room.
In addition to the 12 families
SHIP helped last year with purchase
assistance, the program financed 13
home rehabilitations.
The SHIP program conducts initial
housing inspections of qualified homes
and works with local contractors to
determine how much they can accomplish
within the boundaries of the program's
budget.
Last. year's rehabilitations were
sprinkled throughout the county and the
results were often dramatic.
"We have had homes with termite
damage, homes where water was coming
through the roof, structures collapsing.
We were able to help these folks, and


sometimes, we think, just in time," noted
Tremont.
Many of the homes were populated
by elderly residents, who saw their
quality of life increase dramatically with
the addition of showers or handicap
accessible bathrooms.
For.those families it could not help
directly, the SHIP program lent financial
support to the non-profit Christian
Community Development Fund (CCDF),
which rehabilitated 10 homes using
a volunteer labor force and charitable
donations.
Tremont described the SHIP/ CCDF
partnership as "very. very cost effective.
especially for smaller jobs."
SHIP has also partnered with the
USDA on other rehabilitation projects.
"We have a variety of ways where
we can layer our money with other
programs to implement a larger number
of rehabilitation projects," noted Bolden.
Already in the works this year are
additional partnerships with Habitat for
Humanity and the Oak Grove Assembly
of God Church.
The SHIP program has purchased
two lots on which Habitat is scheduled to
build, and will provide additional funds
for construction costs.
The SHIP program has pledged another
$25,000 to an Oak Grove Assembly of
God project that will build a new home
for Linda Farmer and her family.
Farmer, whose husband died last
year, has a 26-year-old daughter who
is severely handicapped. The family
previously lived in a dilapidated trailer in
Highland View.
To aid faith-based organizations such


as the CCDF and Oak Grove Assembly of
God, the SHIP program submitted a series
of new strategies to the Florida Housing
Finance Corporation, which requires a
three-year Local Housing Assistance Plan
to be amended annually.
The SHIP program received the
Florida Housing" Finance Corporation's
approval to partner with other nonprofit
organizations to support home
construction and rehabilitation projects.
The SHIP program also plans to initiate
a Foreclosure Prevention program, which
provides a safety net, in the form of
financial support and budget planning,
for SHIP recipients facing eviction.
All SHIP recipients are required
to attend Homeownership Education
workshops designed to inform homebuyers
of the procedures involved in acquiring a
home. The workshops provide information
on a host of topics, including household
budgets, credit remediation and home
inspections.
The workshops, held monthly at the
CDC office, are available to not only SHIP
recipients, but everyone interested in
purchasing a home or desiring to get a
'handle on their home finances.
Bolden thanked the County
Commission for their continued support
of the SHIP program, and encouraged
county residents to make use of the
program's resources.
To those daunted by the SHIP
application, Bolden extended the support
of the program's staff.
"For those folks who need help, we'll
be there to assist them," he said.


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Mother Nature


outside.
Inside the house, Bella
the beagle and Puppy try to
beat her out the door, while
Marybelle the hound looks on
from her bed on the sofa,
and Zeus, the 12 year old
Doberman, hobbles stiff-legged
across the kitchen, trying to
follow Eells.
Smokey and Jibber-
Jabber (the cats) run around
trying to escape prancing dog-
gie feet, while a young mock-
ingbird that Eells has recent-
ly released screams from
the back deck railing for his
daily serving of blueberries in
water.
As Eells extricates herself
from the indoor menagerie,
she crosses the enclosed front
porch, stopping to speak to
the pair of budgies chirping in
their cage, and checking on a
baby opossum snoring away in
a large box.
The opossum named
Possum suffers from meta-
bolic bone disorder, a debili-
tating bone condition caused
from lack of minerals in his
diet when he was a baby.
It has caused his tiny
claws to splay on his front
feet, on legs that turn straight
up at severe angles at the
elbow joints instead of grow-
ing straight, as they should.
He's now a permanent
member of the Eells family
for the remainder of his short
life. Opossums, said Eells,
only have a normal life span
of three to four years, and
Possum is about one year old.
Eells slowly walks down
her four front steps she suf-
fered a knee accident some
years back and pads bare-
footed along a narrow path
leading from her front door
across the side yard to the
street, heading to the holding
area behind the house, some
fifty or so feet away.
It's very quiet and peace-
ful in the back, hot, just a hint
of breeze stirring. Inside the
yard, most of the grass has
been worn away, and her bare
feet mold easily to the shifting
sand, her silver toe ring twin-
kling in the sunlight.
Old twisted live oaks, 20-


foot palmettos, palm trees,
fruit trees, and other mis-
matched vegetation give shade
and snacks for an ever-chang-
ing assortment of animals.
First stop is George, the
14-year old pelican with half a
wing missing.
George, according to
Eells, is a rather grumpy edu-
cational bird who sometimes
dances for people, if he is in


From Page IB

Two months ago this bald
eagle was found in western
Gulf County, severely wound-
ed.
Eastpoint veterinarian
Dr. Hobson Fulmer operated
on the eagle, which had been
deliberately shot, amputating
a major portion of the left
wing.
The surgery itself was rare,
according to Eells, because


female, the eagle was grow-
ing more and more listless,
and rehabilitators feared for
its life.
"After a few weeks of
depression, I told this eagle
- I call her Amelia 'your baby
is fine, your mate is taking
good care of your baby, so
you can just relax now and
concentrate on getting well,' "
explains Eells. "And from that
moment on, this eagle began
to respond better and began to
eat, and is now doing fine."
In a few more weeks the


Marie Logan/The Star
Barbara Eells feeding Amelia the eagle.


the mood.
She had another pelican
named Gracie, but:Gracie died
some time ago at the age of
10.
George is not very happy,
and. waddles around his pen,
as far away as, he can get,
staring from profile with one
beady, red-rimmed eye.
Next stop is' the eagle's
cage, the bird looking healthy
and very imposing.
Eells eases the door open
and moves inside to lay an
uncooked Cornish hen on her
feeding pad. Moving slowly in
order not to agitate her, Eells
eases back out and secures
the pen door.


federal law states that all rap-
tors whose eyes, wings, legs or
talons are so damaged that the'
bird cannot use the body part
if released back into the wild,
must be euthanized.
But after consulting with
Dr. Hobson, officials of the
multiple government agencies
involved with the eagle shoot-
ing decided to try to save the
bird.
So after surgery the bird
was turned over to Eells for
rehabilitation.
For several weeks the big
bird was depressed, barely
eating and not making prog-
ress.
Thought to be a young


now healthy, but permanently
crippled, raptor will be sent to
the Audubon Center for Birds
of Prey in Maitland, to spend
the rest of her life in controlled


conditions as part of the rap-
tor educational program.
The adjacent pen holds
two very wary great horned
owls, Old Blue Eyes and
Goldie.
Goldie, the female, is
considerably larger than Blue
Eyes, scuttling into a corner
of the pen, ears up, feathers
fluffed. Blue Eyes runs back
and forth, obviously uneasy,
but not quite as aggressive.
Old Blue Eyes is the only
known blue-eyed great horned
in the world, according to
specialists from Florida Fish
and Wildlife and U.S. Fish and
Game, Migratory Bird Species
Department.
Eells said the owl does not
see well and has calcification
on his left wing, hindering his
flight, so will probably remain
permanently in captivity. His
age is unknown, but he has
been with Big Bend Sanctuary
for eight years.
Wildlife experts believe
the blue-eyed trait is genetic,
although no one can find a
record of any other blue-eyed
great horned.
Goldie, who has been with
Eells and Blue Eyes since last
fall, is missing her "wrist" on
her left wing. Her age is also
unknown.
A great horned owl's life
span is estimated at 25 to 30
years under optimum condi-
tions.
Great horned owls Are the
eagle's only natural predator,
sometimes challenging eagles
for their nest and stealing
their young.
Pound for pound per
square inch, the owl's talons
exert more pressure than any
other raptor, including the
eagle, even though the eagle is
considerably larger.
A male eagle stands about


31 inches tall, with a wing
span of about 80 inches, while
a great horned owl's wings
span about 44 inches on a 22-
inch frame.
Across the yard is another
raptor pen where Mako, the
red-tailed hawk holds court.
A big bird with a wingspan
of over four feet, Mako came
to Big Bend from Auburn
University 10 years ago.
He is a frequent "instruc-
tor" in Eells's educational pro-
grams, and is also expected to
live 25 to 30 years under ideal
conditions.
Most of the raptors at
Eells's facility wear jesses,
leather straps tied around the
legs that hang down and act as
leashes when Eells is handling
them. Jesses are generally
not removed once placed on
the birds.
About 30 feet away is
another pen with two barred
owls in it.
One will soon be released,
but the other, a little female
named opv (pronounced OPE-
VA), lives with Eells.
Opv was one of a pair of
nestlings that tumbled out of
a felled tree five years ago.
She suffered a broken shoul-
der and soon became part-of
Eells's educational menagerie.
In 2001, while Eells was
conducting a "show and tell"
program at St. Andrew's State
Park in Bay County, a chief of
the Muskogee tribe and his
clan members were also at the
state park.
"They were fascinated with
the owl," remembered Eells.
"and they came over, formed a
circle around the owl and nie
under the pines, and held a
naming ceremony for the owl.
They called her Opv, which


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Mr. and Mrs. John Maxwell and Mr. and Mrs. Unester
Creamer are happy to announce the upcoming wedding of their
children Cecilia Danielle Maxwell and William Garrett Creamer.
The ceremony will take place on June 23, at 7:00 p.m. at the
Eastpoint Church of God. Reception to follow at the Fire Station
in Eastpoint. All family and friends are invited to share in our
celebration.

Smith-Quinn Wedding


Craig Conoley Wedding


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"Celebrating 50 Years"

Davis and Leona Stoutamire celebrated their 50th Wedding
Anniversary on March 23 aboard Royal Caribbean's Sovereign
of the Seas.
Congratulations and Best Wishes for many more years
together!


James
and Nancy
Craig of
Brewton, Ala.
announce the
engagement
and forthcom-
ing marriage
of their daugh-
ter, Jennifer
Kay, to Kevin
Joseph .
Conoley, son '
of Roy and 1.
Janet Conoley
of Mexico
Beach.
Jennifer
is the grand-
daughter of ... .
Mr. and Mrs.
John Morrison, the late Mr.
Archer Lee Cooper, Mrs.
Jeraldine Craig and the late
Mr. Kenneth Max Craig all of
Birmingham, Ala.. Kevin is
the grandson of Mrs. Ruby
Gautreaux and the late Mr.
Claude Gautreaux of Port St.
Joe and the late Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Conoley, Sr. of Mexico
Beach.
The bride-elect is a 2001


graduate of
SPort St. Joe
High School
and a 2005
s u in in a
cum laude
graduate
of Florida
State
University,
earning her
Bachelor of
Arts degree
in com-
munica-
t, tion. She
is currently
employed
with The
A b 1 e
Trust in
Tallahassee.
Her fiance is a 2000
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School and a 2005 graduate of
Florida State University, earn-
ing his Bachelor of Science
degree in business manage-
ment. He is currently employed
with Ferguson Enterprises in
Panama City.
A September wedding is
planned.


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Lo\e fills a lifetime and a lifetime begins this hour when
the two of us: Terrace Shanaya Smith and Desmond Lamar
Quinn begin a new life together. Come celebrate with us as we
exchange marriage vows on Saturday, June 24, 2006, at 3:00
PM at Zion Fair Baptist Chhurch. 260 Ave C in Port St. J.oe, FL.


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Give us a call and set up an appointment
to get your vehicle in top running condition.

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Fireworks, Food, Fun & Entertainment


atly 4th 2006


Pirates

Arriving at 2:30 p.m.


Kid's Pirate Costume Contest at 3:00-4:00 p.m

Mystery of the Pirates of St.Joseph Bay 4:00-5:30 p.m.


Feast with the Pirates 6:00-7:00 p.m.


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Establishedl 1937 Srvinq Gulf country and surrounding areas for 68 years


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Available now for adoption from the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society -
Lucy and Ethel, a hound mix pups, (pictured); Prince,
Yellow lab mail, Tater, a nine month old red bulldog, Max
and Mindy, four month old chocolate lab beauties, one 15
week old beagle pup (first shots); Jeter, a grown black lab
male, Betsy, a hound mix four and a half months old; Five,
four month shepherd/lab mix pups (first shots), Jasper, a
six-month-old bulldog pup; Hound Pups 4-and-a-half months
old (first shots), Molly, a nice white female bulldog; Gidget,
4-month-old white English female pup. Always kittens. Come
see.
Please remember to visit Faith's Thrift Hut, Thursday,
Friday and Saturday.


Supportthe "Pet of the
Week" by advertising here.

Only $15 per week
Call advertising
227-1278 n
for more information


Please do not feed
the wild dolphins in
the bay. Remember to
stay at least 50 yards
away from wild dol-
phins. Use binoculars
to watch them play.


GIVING


1 Happy 60th Wedding

HANKS Anniversary


pet of the


Deomes 0. Aplin
Deomes O. Aplin died on
June 17, 2006, while on a trip
to Virginia. He was preceded
in death by his wife, Nadine
Aplin.
He is survived by his
sons Randall Aplin and wife
Diane, of Springboro,Ohio and
Ronald Aplin and wife 'Cathy,
of Richmond, Virginia.
He has two granddaugh-
ters, Kelly Fisher and Katie
Johnson both of Richmond,
Virginia. He has four grand-
sons, Greg Watson of Austin,
Texas, Bradley Watson of
Frankfurt, Germany, Douglas
Watson of Fort Campbell,
Kentucky, and Christopher
Watson of Dallas, Texas. He
has 13 great grandchildren.
Those who wish may make
donations to Gulf County
Ambulance Service, 1000
Cecil G. Costin Blvd., Port St.
Joe, FL 32456.
Graveside funeral services
will be held at 11:00 a.m. EDT
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
at Pleasant Rest Cemetery,
conducted by the Rev. Brent
Vickery. He will lie in state at
the Comforter Funeral Home
from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday.
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.


Claire Marie Dawson
Claire Marie Dawson,
73, of Wewahitchka, FL., for-
merly of Tampa Bay, FL, was
called home by her Heavenly
Father on Saturday, June 10,
2006. She was a member
of First Baptist Church of
Wewahitchka where she sang
in the choir, her passions were
playing the organ, bingo, and
bowling.
Beloved wife of the late
Daniel A. Dawson (1999) and
daughter of the late James
E. Anderson and Lucille M.
Beerman (1998).
Loving mother of Cindy
L. DiFatta of Alken, SC., cher-
ished grandmother of John
P DiFatta Jr., of Panama City
and Michael A.. DiFatta of
Aiken, SC; she is also survived
by her sister, Adele Mazzola of
'Ramsey, NJ.
Memorial Services and
Interment will take place in
Alken, NC. Condolences may
be directed to her daughter at
848-B Westover Dr. Aiken, SC
29803.
Local services provided by
Comforter Funeral Home.

Mr. Billy Edward Rowan
Mr. Billy Edward Rowan,
83, passed away on Wednesday
afternoon, June 14, 2006 at
Bay Medical Center in Panama


City. He was born on January
28, 1923 in Memphis, TN,
the son of Gilbert and Willie
Rowan, and served in the
Army, Air Force and Civil
Service until his retirement
in 1971. He was a mem-
ber of the Tupelo Masonic
Lodge of Wewahitchka and
the Consistery of Panama City.
Bill had lived in Panama City
or Wewahitchka for the past
35 years.
Bill was preceded in death
by his former wife, Verna
Whitfleld Rowan. He, is sur-
vived by his wife, Edna Penton
Myers Rowan; daughter, Billie
Gordon and husband Dale;
son-in-law Harry Carlton; step-
daughters, Sherry Hardebeck
and husband Kregg, Sandra
Fitzgerald and husband Henry,
Sheila Murphy and husband
Michael, Pam Massimiani and
husband
Craig, Dana Hart and hus-
band Howard; six grandchil-
dren, Wendy Hampton and
husband Michael, Cathy Harris
and husband Kenny, Daniel
Carlton and wife Lisa, Jennifer
Carlton, Scott Gordon, and
Heather Allen and husband
Wayne; fourteen great-grand-
children; and a host of nieces
and nephews.
The funeral service was
held at 12:00 p.m. CDT
Saturday at the Honeyville
Methodist Church in
Honeyville, FL., conducted
by the Rev. Michael Murphy.

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Interment followed in the fam-
ily plot in Roberts Cemetery in
Honeyville.
All services are under
the direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.

Rayphael Lenn Tull
Rayphael Lenn Tull, 84,
of Port St. Joe, passed away
Sunday, June, 18.
He was born on November
5, 1921 in Texas. Mr. Tull
was a welder by trade, and a
member of the Kingdom Hall
in Port St. Joe Beach. He is
preceded in death by one son,
Ralph Pelt; one brother, Billy
Joe Tull; his first wife of 51
years, Margaretta Tull,; and
his second wife of five years,
Vera McCroan.
Mr. Tull is survived by
four sons, Gene Pelt and wife
Rita, Steve Pelt and wife Mary,
Dalton Tull and wife Mae, and
Darrell Tull and wife Rhonda;
one brother, Agnold Tull; three
sisters, Mary Nixon, Georgia
Maness, and Nancy Payne; 13
grandchildren; and several
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for
Rayphael Tullwillbe conducted
at 2:00 EDT on Thursday, June
22, at Kingdom Hall, Port St.
Joe Beach. Interment will fol-
low in the Holly Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends
at the funeral home from 5:00-
6:30 on Wednesday, June 21.


Grandma's Kitchen
Now Open!
Serving a full breakfast buffet to the public.
7 am til 9 am Monday thru Friday

riandma's Kitchen
Is located in the Port St. Joe Senior Center
120 Library Drive (next door to the library)


ty


Dine-in, take-out, or catering on your site.
Fax service available

Call 229-8466 for information or directions
(All proceeds go to support Gulf County's elderly)


Expressions of sympathy may
be submitted and viewed at
our online obituaries link:
www.southerlandfamily.com


Lynda Whitfield
Mrs. Lynda Whitfield, 58,
of Port St. Joe, Fla., went to
be with our Heavenly Father
on Saturday, June 3, 2006, at
her residence with her family
by her side. She fought a cou-
rageous battle with breast can-
cer and she was an inspiration
to all. She was a devoted wife,
mother and grandmother.
Lynda was a member of the
First Baptist Church of Port
St. Joe. She was the owner
and operator of Valeria's Cut-
N-Kurl for 34 years in Panama
City, Fla.
She is survived by her
husband, Robert Whitfield;
her mother, Valeria Whitfield
of Panama City, Fla.; three
daughters, Kim Hallmon and
husband Hal of Panama City,
Fla., Leslie Pippin of Panama
SCity, Fla., and Laurel Riley and
husband Marty of Port St. Joe,
Fla.; one son David Whitfield
of Tallahassee, Fla.; six grand-
children, Kheyndra and Korrie
Peak, Brittany Pippin, Katie
Byrd, and Philip and Hannah
Riley; two sister, Sarah


Buffmgton and husband Bob
of Marietta, Ga., and Debbie
Knight and husband Jim of
Greenhead, Fla.; one brother,
Jerry Findley of Fort Walton
Beach, Fla.; two sisters-in-
law, Jean Fortner and Barbara
Whitfield, both of Port St. Joe,
Fla.; one brother-in-law, Ted
Whitfield Jr. and wife Kay of
Wewahitchka, Fla.; two nieces,
Kathy Reiger and Teresa Davis;
eight nephews, Jeff Buffigton,
Jimmy and Jason Ruthven,
Brandon Findley, Mitch
Former, and Jeff, John and
Joseph Whitfield; and a host
of great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by
her father, Homer Findley; and
her brother, Larry Dean.
The family would like to
express a special thanks to
Covenant Hospice, a prom-
ise well kept. Funeral services
were at 3 PM EDT on Tuesday,
June 6, 2006, at the First
Baptist Church of Port St. Joe,
with visitation from 1 to 2:30
PM EDT at the church, with
Rev. Bren tVickery and Craig
Brannon officiating. Interment
followed at the Pleasant Rest
Cemetery in Overstreet. The
family received friends from
5-7 PM CDT on Monday, June
5, 2006, at Heritage Funeral
Home.


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Hamm Family

The family of Craig Hamm wishes to thank everyone
for the flowers, cards, food, and prayers during this dif-
ficult time. A special thanks to the Hope Family Worship
Center members and Rev. Mark Sturdivant for their sup-
port. Thanks to Rev. David Fernandez for his kind words.
We ask for continued prayers for the family and especially
Craig's children.


Stallworth

Brenda Stallworth expresses sincere gratitude to
everyone that has shown kindness through the giving,
lending a helping hand, prayers, and words of support.
Special thanks are offered to the community organiza-
tions, churches, families, relatives and individuals for the
abundance of love and concern that has been given since
the fire in my home.
May your reward be great for the love, compassion,
and physical and financial support that this community
has rendered to my family and me.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!




Sherrill Family

Thank You, Dear Friends

The family of Merrill "Sonny" Sherrill would like
to thank all of our friends that have reached out to us dur-
ing this most difficult time. Your thoughtfulness, prayers,
cards, visits, and food is most gratefully appreciated.
Sonny loved his country, his church, his God and the
people of Port St. Joe very much. The family wants every-
one to know how much we appreciate everything that has
been done for us and love you all.

The Family of Sonny Sherrill
Jeanette Sherrill
Elaine Handley
Benny Sherrill
And Families


Mr. Cleveland and Dorothy Bailey will celebrate
and rededicate their marriage on Saturday, July 1, at
2:00p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church. Everyone is invit-
ed to come and celebrate in this joyous occasion.


To have your Wedding,

Anniversary or Birthday photo

printed in color there will be a

$10.00 Fee. Deadline is Monday
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First United Methodist Church


Welcomes Pastor Mac Fulcher


We welcome Malcolm
(Mac) W Fulcher as the
incoming Pastor along with
his wife, Beckie.
Mac is the son of a U.S.
Army Major and was born in
Eustis, Virginia. He attended
schools in Virginia, Germany,
Tennessee, and Alabama. He
completed his undergraduate
work at our own Huntingdon
College in 1983 and gradu-
ated from Asbury Seminary in
1986. He also attended Fuller
Theological Seminary for doto-
ral studies. He has been in full
connection with the Alabama/
West Florida Conference since


1986 and comes to us from
Gulf Breeze Methodist Church
near Pensacola as a part of the
Pastoral Core Team.
Mac is married to
Beckie (Weldon) Fulcher of
Montgomery, Alabama. They
will celebrate their 35h wed-
ding anniversary this summer.
Beckie has taught elementary
school in Florida for 19 years
and is now a consultant for
Safon Publishing.
Mac and Beckie are the
proud parents of three chil-
dren, Rachael Bedell (hus-
band of David) of Gulf Breeze,
Mac Fulcher of Burmingham,


Alabama, Campus Pastor
to International students at
U.A.B., and Micah Fulcher (wife
Jessica) of Brewton, Alabama.
Micah is the Youth Pastor at
1st Presbyterian Church in
Brewton. The Fulchers have
two granddaughters; Madilyn
(8) and Cameryn (5) who also
live in Gulf Breeze.
Among the hobbies Mac
enjoys are golf and fishing and
he adds that he would be inter-
ested in getting better at both.
Please give them a warm
Port St. Joe welcome, drop by
for a visit or give them a call.
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Panama City, FL-
Covenant Hospice is seeking
compassionate volunteers in
Bay and Gulf counties who
are interested in making a dif-
ference in the lives of patients
with life-limiting illnesses and
their families. A volunteer
training workshop will be held
Thursday, July 13 from 8 am
- 5 pm at Covenant Hospice's


Education Center located at
107 W 19th St. in Panama
City.
Volunteers are needed for
patient/family support, nurs-
ing home visits, bereavement
support, fundraising events,
PA.W.S. (Pets are Working
Saints) and much more. The
program is free and open
to the public. Breakfast and


lunch will be provided.
The contributions made
by volunteers allow Covenant
Hospice, a non-profit organi-
zation, to continue to provide
a very special kind of care. To
register or to learn more, call
Shelley Frazier at 785-3040.


Covenant Hospice Holds Blood Drive


With NW Florida Blood Center

Panama City, FL- Covenant Hospice along with the NW Florida Blood Center will be holdinEg
a blood drive on June 29th from 9 am 2 pm at the Covenant Hospice parking lot located at 107
West 19th St, in Panama City. All Blood types are needed with an elevated urgency for blood types
A+, O+, O-. Donors will get a free T-shirt and lunch \ill be provided. Please come .oin us and
help give the greatest gift of all to members of your commumly. the gilt of lWe For more informa-
tion please call, Cindy Messer at 785-3040.


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He wants us to have an abundant life,
But it can't be done with credit cards and
strife.
Stop being flighty buying things on a
whim,
Knowing all the time, you can't pay for
them.
According to a survey I read the other day,
An average family has 4 credit cards and
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METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and9Monument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724


Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School:10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00p.m.
Evening Worship: 7:00 p.m.
\. All Times are EST


Rev. Malcolm "Mac" Fulcher
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Deborah Loyess
Directorof Children Ministries


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FOR YOU AT:
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Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Mike Westbrook, Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.
Pastor 18213


ScCaitholo Church of Gulf Couity

St. Joseph Parish
20th & Monument, Port St Joe, FL, 227-1417
All Mass times EDT:
Saturday: 4:00 pm, Sunday: 9:30
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30 am
Wednesday: 5:30 pm
En Espanol: 8:00 am, last Sunday of Month
St. Lawrence Mission
788 N Hwy 71 Wewahitchka, FL
Sunday: 11:0p am (CDT)


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Siod Wodrsip Serices: 8.00 a.m. & 9:30 am. CST
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Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist churchh
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Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


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"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
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"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romans 16:16

The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. CT


church of Christ
at the Beaches
Established 33 AD in Jerusalem


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Sunday Bible Study 10:00am EST
Sunday Worship 11:0am EST
Wednesday Bible Study 7:30pm EST
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311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
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Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
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[First Baptist Church
J-. 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE

Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers, Minister to Students ,
Sunday School ................... .9:45 am
Worship Service ........... 8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training ................ .. 6:00 pm
Evening Worship .. ... .. ... 7:00 pm
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MEXICO BEACH
SLocated at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Studl' Sundays at 9:00 a.m. tall ages)
Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
Reverend Eddie LaFountain


CP 'fi& "4A Reformed Voice
t iwn. in the Community"

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Sunday School ......... ....... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship..................... 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service .......... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ............ 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Night (Bay St. Joseph) 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse.Fellowship.... 6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
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8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Holy Eucharist With Healing Tuesdays at 12 noon
Holy Eucharist Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.


Child Care Provided for at 11:00


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Meeting Schedule for Local Government


Gulf County School Board
The School Board meets once a month, typically the
second Tuesday of the month, though during the summer
that schedule is subject to change. Meetings are typically
conducted at district offices located on Middle School
Drive in Port St. Joe, though during the school year the
board conducts one monthly meeting at high schools at
each end of the county.
The School Board's next regularly scheduled meeting
is at 2 p.m. ET on June 30 in the board meeting room.
This meeting will mark the end of the fiscal year. The
board's initial budget meeting will be held 2 p.m. ET on
July 20.
Postings of all School Board regular and special meet-
ings and workshops can be found at the district offices.

City of Port St. Joe
The Port St. Joe City Commission conducts regular
meetings twice a month, on the first and third Tuesdays of
the month at 6 p.m. ET in the Commission meeting room
on the second floor of City Hall on Cecil G. Costin Blvd.
near Reid Avenue.
Postings of all City Commission regular and special
meetings and workshops can be found at City Hall. .


City of Wewahitchka


City of Wewahitchka
The Wewahitchka City Commission conducts regu-
lar meetings twice a month, on the second and fourth
Monday of each month at 6 p.m. CT in the first floor
meeting room at City Hall.
Postings of all City Commission regular and special
meetings and workshops can be found at City Hall on
Second Street.

Board of County Commissioners
The Board of County Commissioners conducts regu-
lar meetings twice a month, at 6 p.m. ET on the second
and fourth Tuesdays of each month in the Commission
meeting room located in the Robert Moore Administrative
Building next to the County Courthouse on Cecil G.
Costin Blvd.
Postings of all regular and special meetings and work-
shops can be found at the Robert Moore Administrative
Building.

City of Mexico Beach
The Mexico Beach City Council conducts its regular
monthly meeting at 7 p.m. CT on the second Tuesday of
each month in the Civic Center located behind the busi-


ness district on 30t and 31st Streets.
Postings of all regular and special meetings and work-
shops can be found at City Hall, located on 14th Street, or
the Civic Center.

County Economic Development Council
The EDC conducts a monthly meeting, typically dur-
ing the lunch hour of the first Tuesday of the month at
Sunset Coastal Grill. For more information contact the
EDC at 229-1901.

Budget Hearings
Local residents and taxpayers should be aware that
summertime brings the budget process to government
entities around the area. All the listed governmental bod-
ies will be conducting budget workshops and hearings
throughout the coming months.
We will post the times and places of all budget meet-
ings, but the information will also be available at the loca-
tions listed for finding meeting and workshop agendas.,

A note to civic organizations and other groups in
the area: submit meeting times and locations to the
newspaper and we will publish them each week on
this page.


Gulf County Chamber of Commerce Information


At the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce, we
like to keep our services cur-
rent and meaningful. We are
always on the lookout for ways
to improve what we do for our
members and the community
overall. Our mission, "to be
an advocate for existing busi-
nesses and the community, a
conduit for pursuing positive
developments, and a catalyst
for cooperation," can only be
met with ongoing, intentional
effort. We change and adapt
as required to meet our mem-
ber's needs. When we make
changes, we want to make
sure members are aware of
the new or improved services
we're offering.


First, we are in the pro-
cess of contacting our busi-
ness members to remind them
that we have space available
in our office lobby to display
their brochures and business
cards. This space is available
at no cost to our members. It
is surprising just how many
tourists and locals visit the
office to find out who offers
services they need. Also,
when we receive phone calls
requesting information we use
members' brochures, busi-
ness cards and website data
to give up-to-date information
to callers.
We are also in the process
of improving and updating our
website. Member's response to


sending in logos and updating
current information has been
remarkable. Our goal will be
to make sure the site really
meets the needs of both visi-
tors and members with a site
that is both professional and'
engaging. We want gulfcham-
ber.org to be an unmatched
local resource for community
and business information.
,This service is also available
to our members at .no addi-.
tion charge. We also present
the opportunity for advertis-
ing your business through the
purchase of banner ads which
are most reasonable in price.
Finally, long-time events,
Independence on the Coast
and our Scallop Festival will


undergo some changes this
year. After years of a two-day
event for July fourth activities
this year the festivities will
all occur on the Fourthl This
change was brought about by
the fact that the fourth is actu-
ally on a Tuesday and a four
day event (Sat. Tues.) was
just not feasible. This year the
Chamber Board plan to honor
business enterprise in Gulf
County, so for the first time,
local businesses, groups and
organizations will have the
.option to have display space
at the event. We feel that this
will be a, great opportunity
for local Chamber members
to sponsor a fundraiser for
their organization and/or to
promote their business. As
always, the Independence on
the Coast celebration will offer
great food, entertainment and
fantastic fireworks. The 10th
Annual Scallop Festival will
move to the week-end before
Labor Day for 2006! This move
will coincide with the Mexico
Beach Kingfish Tournament in
hopes of attracting more visi-
tors to both events. Both festi-
vals are prominent events for
our area and we are looking
forward hosting this year as
always. Volunteers are unpor-
tant to both festivals and are


very much needed. If you can
help with either one please call
the chamber at 227-1223. The
Pirates of St. Joseph
Bay are asking for help
also as they will be major
sponsor of all pirate activi-
ties. Call Scott Lamberson or
Tommy Davis for information


on how you can help them
this year.
We value your insights, so
please never be shy about shar-
ing with us your ideas about
how to improve Chamber ser-
vices.


Emerald Waste Service


"Formerly Big Wheel"

The employees of Emerald Waste Service (formerly Big
Wheel and Waste Recyclers) will observe, the 4h of July Holiday
on Monday July 3rd in order to have time with their families;
the schedule for the 4h of July week will be as follows:
Monday 3 pickup will move to Tuesday July 4 for North Port
St. Joe. Garrison and Marvin to 22'"' St.. all circles off Garrison
and side streets, also 2". 3'". and 41 between Woodward and
Long Ave.
Tuesday July 4 will move to Wednesday July 5 for South
Port St. Joe, from Cecil Costm Blvd.. Woodward to Highway 98.
Long Ave. to Wardridge, Elementary School area, Contennial
area ard Old Hospital zone.
Thursday and Friday (July 6 and 7) will return as usual for
all residential routes. and "please have carts out night before
pickup. 2' to 3' from curb or alleyway.
Commercial garbage will be scheduled from Tuesday thru
Friday.
Thanks and enjoy your holiday.
Chester Davis. Supervisor


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JULY
Independence on the Coast, July 4, Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka
"Best Blast on the Beach," July 4, Mexico Beach
Timber Island Yacht Club Youth Fishing Class
and Tournament, July 8, Timber Island Yacht Club,
Carrabelle
Fourth Annual Bayou Bash Fishing Tournament,
Port St. Joe, July 29


Mexico Beach


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Blast on the Beach

The Special Events of Mexico Beach committee is
getting geared up for another Independence Celebration.
The events are geared to everyone, young and old. This
year, Mexico Beach will have a sandsculpture contest, the
Firecracker 5K walk/run, a kids fishing tournament and a
fantastic display of fireworks shot off of the Mexico Beach
pier.
All of the events throughout the year as well as local
donations pay for the fireworks and all of these activi-
ties.
"This year, our fireworks will be shot off of the pier
at 9:00 PM (ct) and we are excited about the new kinds
of product that our pyrotechnic has chosen" says Lynn
Marshall of the Special Events committee. "We want to
appeal to all ages and have activities that all can enjoy."
The schedule of events

BEST BLAST ON THE BEACH-MEXICO BEACH


MONDAY, JULY 3
Sandsculpture Contest -
On the beach in front of Sunset
Governor Motel
Registration at 8:00 AM (ct)
Bring the family for the fun!
Hotdogs sold at Sunset Park


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Tuesday, July 4
Firecracker 5k Walk/Run-
Maryland Park -off of 7th street
Registration 6:00-6:55 A.M. (ct)
Race Begins-7:00 A.M. (ct)
$10 to enter -free t-shirt and cash prizes!

Children's Fishing Tournament
Canal Parkway-No charge
9:00-11:00 AM (ct)
Bait, snacks and hotdogs provided.
Bring your own pole or you can purchase one at the
tournament.
FIREWORKS SHOW-9:00 CT
Shot of the pier -can see from any where on the
beach!


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Next Movie Schedule July 20


AUGUST
Third Annual Port St. Joe High School Athletic
Department Golf Tournament, St. Joseph Bay Golf and
Country Club, Aug. 5
MBARA Annual Kingfish Tournament, August 25-
26, Mexico Beach


Seaside
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Seaside Repertory Theatre,
Northwest Florida's premier
professional theatre com-
pany, is proud to announce
its new and exciting summer
programming that gets kids
out of the audience and onto
the stage. Camp Showtime, a
weekly theatre camp for chil-
dren, runs Tuesdays Fridays,
through July 21. Additionally,
a free performance of Robin
Hood runs every' Monday
through July 31 at 7:30pm,
entertaining kids of all ages
as the Seaside amphitheater
is transformed into legendary
Sherwood Forest. For infor-
mation on these programs
and the Rep's entire summer
schedule, call 231-0733 or
visit www.seasiderep.org.
Camp Showtime is a
weekly theatre camp for kids
ages 6 12. The camp will
be an opportunity for chil-
dren from throughout our
community and visiting the
area to come and study with
the Rep's professional actors
for one week and learn the
fundamentals of set design,
costuming and acting. Each
class will produce a tradition-
al fairy tale to be performed
for the public at the end of
their training week. The pro-
gram will run for seven weeks
from June 6 July 21. Camp
Showtime is produced in part-
nership with the Mattie Kelly


Repertory
Arts Foundation, and is spon-
sored by Publix Super Market
Charities and the Damroth
Foundation. Please call the
Rep box office at 850-231-
0733 for pricing and more
information.
Membership discounts
may apply to Camp Showtime
reservations. Ticket subscrip-
tion packages are available
for multiple show discounts
for ticketed events through-
out the Rep's 2006 Season.
Information regarding dis-
counts through membership
and subscriptions can be
obtained by calling the office
at 850.231.0733 or visiting
the website at www.seasid-
erep.org Seaside Rep's 2006
Season has been sponsored by,
Design and Design Services of
Florida.

Seaside Rep brings mur-
derously funny British farce,
Loot, to the stage

Santa Rosa Beach, FL
June 16, 2006 Seaside
Repertory Theatre, Northwest
Florida's premier profession-
al theatre company, is excit-
ed to bring the murderous-
ly funny British farce, Loot,
to the Meeting Hall Theatre
stage. Loot, by Joe Orton,
will run Wednesdays through
Saturday at 7:30pm, through
July 22. Tickets are $25, and
member discounts apply. To


SEPTEMBER
Music in the Park, Each Thursday night at 6 pm (CT)
in Sunset Park, Mexico Beach
Annual Scallop Festival, Labor Day Weekend, Port
St. Joe
Annual Kingfish Shootout, Sept. 25-26, C-Quarters
Marina, Carrabelle





Theatre Presents


purchase tickets and to find
out how to save by becoming
a member of Seaside Rep, call
850.231.0733 or visit www.
seasiderep.org.
Seaside Rep's production
of Loot is directed by Artistic
Director, Craige Hoover, and
features an all-star cast made
up of Bruce Collier, Dustin
Harding, Teance Blackburn,
Dustin Brown, Christian
Philippone and David Hayes.
The production of Loot is spon-
sored by Destin Commons,
and the 2006 Season is spon-
sored by Design and'Design
Services of Florida.
With subversive wit, Loot
showcases the provocative
playwright Joe Orton, who has
been hailed as equal parts
Oscar Wilde, Monty Python
and Quentin Tarantino. This
biting British comedy spins
a frenzied web of conspira-
cies fueled by greed, lust and
hypocrisy. Set in England
in the mid 1960's, Loot fol-
lows the fortunes of two inept
young thieves, a seductive
and murderous nurse, and
an unsuspecting, pious patri-
arch. Against the backdrop of
a funeral, the thieves rob the
bank next to the funeral parlor
and return home to hide the
money. Upon the arrival of a
comically brutal and corrupt
Inspector, the plot twists .,as
the guilt-ridden group tries to
keep him off their trail. Under


the guise of a classical farce,
and with language reminiscent
of Wilde and George Bernard
Shaw, Orton creates a hilari-
ously sinister world, satiriz-
ing mid-twentieth century atti-
tudes and perceptions. Loot
has been described as a 'mas-
terpiece of black farce,' and is
as stinging and funny today
as when it first spilled from
the wicked pen of notorious
English playwright Joe Orton.
Also showing at Seaside
Rep is Robin Hood, running
every Monday through July
31 at 7:30pm in the Seaside
Amphitheatre. Bring a blan-
ket or lawn chair. Admission
is free.
Camp Showtime, a weekly
theatre camp for kids ages 6
-12, runs Tuesdays through
Friday, June 6 July 21.
Spots are still available
throughout the summer. The
cost is $225 for the first child
and $100 for each addition-
al child. Multiple week and
member discounts also apply.
Call 850.231.0733 for more
information and to enroll your
child.
Please visit www.seasid-
erep.org for more informa-
tion on the Seaside Repertory
Theatre's entire 2006 sea-
son, which is sponsored by
Design and Design Services of
Florida.


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Port St. Joe Police Department News Report


On June 5, Demetrius L.
Riley age 20 of Wewahitchka,
was arrested for violation of
court ordered probation. Riley
is on probation for burglary
and violated probation by being
in possession of a controlled
substance; cannabinoids.
Riley was transported to the
Gulf County Jail to await first
appearance.
OnJune 12, atapproximately
8:10 pm Sherri L. Hamilton age
26 of Port St. Joe, was arrested
for aggravated child abuse.
Hamilton was arrested and


transported to the Gulf County
Jail to await first appearance.
On June 17, at
approximately 11:58 pm Daniel
W. Walker age 41 of Eastpoint,
was arrested on an active warrant
from Okaloosa County. Walker
was stopped for a traffic violation
and further information revealed
he had a warrant for his arrest.
Walker was transported to the
Gulf Count Jail to await first
appearance.

FIREWORKS
The City of Port St. Joe has


adopted ordinance in Article IV
section #34-106 regarding sale
of fireworks, section #34-107
regarding permission for use and
section #34-108 regarding illegal
possession of fireworks. Article
IV section 34-106 regarding sale
of fireworks states that, "It shall
be unlawful for any person to
sell or keep or expose for sale
within the city any fireworks,
firecrackers, torpedoes or other
devices designed for the purpose
of making noise or illuminated
display which contain gunpowder
or other combustible ingredients,


except cap pistols."
Article IV section 34-108
regarding possessing and/or
exploding fireworks states, "It
shall be unlawful for any person
to possess any fireworks of the
character described in section
34-106 within the city; or to
discharge or explode any of
such fireworks within the city,
unless such act of discharging
or exploding is performed under
the direction, supervision and
control of the Chief of Police and
a permit has been issued by the
city commission."


The State of Florida has
laws regarding the sale, use and
possession of fireworks, which
are defined in FSS 791. Florida
Statute 791.05 regarding the
seizure of illegal fireworks states,
"Each Sheriff, or his or her
appointee, or any other police
officer, shall seize, take, remove
or cause to be removed at the
expense of the owner, all stocks
of fireworks or combustibles
offered or exposed for sale,
stored, or held in violation of
this capture."
The Florida Statute 791.06


states the penalties for violations
of this capture. FSS states,
"Any firm, copartner ship, or
corporation violating the
provisions of this capture shall
be guilty of a misdemeanor of
the first degree, punishable as
provided in s. 775.083 or, in the
case of individuals, the members
of a partnership and the
responsible officers and agents
of an association or corporation,
punishable as provided in s.
775.082 or s. 775.083.


Bronson Announces New ID Spoofing Protection


TALLAHASSEE -- Florida
Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson is announcing that
governor Jeb Bush has signed
into law legislation that prohibits
commercial telemarketers from
using a new technology that
disguises their identity.
Bronson proposed the anti-
ID-spoofing measure during
the 2006 legislative session and
quickly won unanimous support


from lawmakers. ID spoofing
is when a caller can pretend to
be someone else by falsifying the
number or name that appears on
the recipient's caller ID display. In
some cases it can even allow the
caller to change his or her voice --
for example, from male to female,
or adult to child.
The technology isn't new;
it has been used for years by
people with a specialized digital
connection to the telephone


company. For example, law
enforcement, collection agencies
and private investigators have
used this method in the course
of business activities but the
introduction of Voiceover Internet
Protocol (VoIP) service has made
it much easier for the average
person or business to spoof using
caller ID.
"This is just one more use
of modern technology to take
advantage of consumers by hiding


one's identity to scam them or
get access to consumers who
otherwise might not answer the
phone," Bronson said. "There
is no legitimate reason for a
telemarketer to use this service."
Bronson says consumers need
to be extremely cautious about
giving out personal or financial
information. He reminds people
to refrain from giving out social
security numbers, banking or
credit card information, passwords
or even birth dates. Spoofers


have been known to use names
and phone numbers of legitimate
businesses in order to get people
to provide this information,
making them potential victims
of identity theft, credit card and
bank account fraud. Bronson
recommends that consumers no
longer rely on caller ID. They
should simply hang up and look
up the number of the company in
the phone book or on a statement
and call back to ensure they are
talking to a legitimate company


representative.
Violators of the new anti-ID-
spoofing law can face fines of up
to $10,000 per violation. Anyone
who wants to find out more or
file a complaint can call the
Department's Consumer Hotline
at 1-800-HELPFLA (1-800-435-
7352) or for Spanish speakers, 1-
800-FL-AYUDA (1-800-352-9832)
or log onto the Department's
Division of Consumer Services
web site at www.800helpfla.com


Recall Information


Pressure Cookers Sold By
Qvc
QVC is recalling Welbilt
Electronic Pressure Cookers
sold nationwide from March
2001 to April 2001. The lid
on these pressure cookers can
open prematurely posing a burn
hazard.
The recalled electronic
pressure cooker was sold under
model number PC501. The name
"Welbilt" is located near the
control panel.
Consumers should contact
QVC at (800) 367-9444 between
7 a.m. and 1 a.m. ET any day,to
receive a refund of the purchase
price or visit http://www.qvc.com/
asp/frameset.asp?nest=/recalls.
htmlr&cm re=HP- -COPYRIGHT-


_-PRODUCTRECALL&qic =y
More info at www.recalls.org.
H&m Girl's Water Shoes
Pose Falling Hazard
H&M is recalling Girl's Water
Shoes sold in the Northeast U.S.
and California between March
2005 and May 2006. Though
these shoes are marketed for
use around water for traction,
they become extremely slippery
when wet. This poses a risk of
slipping and falling on smooth,
hard surfaces such as tile.
These are pink and blue
shoes with a multi-colored trim.
A label inside the shoes reads
364430 and MADE IN CHINA.
Consumers should return
them to any H&M store for a full'
refund.


Consumers can contact
H&M toll at (877) 439-6261
between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET
Monday through Friday, or visit
www.hm.com. More info at www.
recalls.org.
Swivel Rockers Sold At
Lowe's Stores
Lowe's is recallingHerrington
Swivel Rockers sold nationwide
at Lowe's stores from October
2005 to February 2006. The
recalled swivel rockers can be
assembled incorrectly, causing
them to break at the base or tip
over backward easily. This poses
a fall hazard.
The rocker is part of the
Herrington collection of patio
furniture. The item number,
119178, is printed on the


rocker's packaging and on the
assembly instructions.
Consumers should return
them to any Lowe?s store for
a full refund. Consumers can
contact Lowe?s stores at (866)
259-8170 anytime, or visit http:/
www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?acti
on=pg&p =AboutLowes/recalls.
html.More info at www.recalls.
org.
Hammock Stands Sold At
Lowe's Stores
Lowe's is recalling
Garden Treasures Foldable
Steel Hammock Stands sold
nationwide from December
2005 to March 2006. The welds
attaching the arms to the frame
of the hammock stand can fail,
allowing the hammock to fall.
The recalled hammock
stand is black steel, is foldable,
and has two wheels. The item
number, 226724, is printed on
the box.
Consumers should return
the stands to any Lowe?s store


to receive a full refund.
Consumers can contact
Lowe?s stores at (866) 208-0827
anytime, or visit http://www.
lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=p
g&p=AboutLowes/recalls.html.
More info at www.recalls.org.
Vision Fitness Treadmill
Consoles
Vision Fitness is recalling
2006 Model Year Premier
Console (sold with Vision Fitness
treadmill frames)sold nationwide
from September 2005 to October
2005.Due to a programming
defect with the console, the
treadmill can unexpectedly
increase in speed and elevation
when the User Programs 4 or
5 are set for longer than 30
minutes. If this happens, the
user could fall.
The consoles were sold with
Vision Fitness treadmill frames
and control the operation of
the treadmill. 2006 Premier
Consoles can be identified by
the word Premier or T9700HRT


printed on the console face
under the Vision Fitness logo.
These consoles were sold under
model numbers TCFP6, TCPP6
and C9700H6. Model numbers
are printed on the underside of
the console and located on the
serial number tag. The following
serial numbers are included in
the recall: Model TCPP6: Serial
numbers TC175B05060002
through TC175B05080480.
Model TCFP6: Serial numbers
C176B05060002 through
TC176B05080309. Model
TC9700H6: Serial numbers
TC184BQ5070012. through
TC18405080143.

Consumers should contact
the retailer where purchased or
Vision Fitness at (800) 335-4348
between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
CT Monday through Friday to
make arrangements for a return,
repair or replacement console.
More info at www.recalls.org.


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TRANSPORTATION PLANNING MEETINGS

(THE PUBLIC IS INVITED)
Bay County Transportation Planning Organization (TPO)
Wednesday, June 28, 2006 at 3:30 p.m.
Panama City City Hall Commission Chambers

The agenda will include the following topics:

1; PUBLIC HEARING Endorsement of FY2007-2011 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
2. Amendment of TPO's FY2006 TIP to include Grand Lagoon Bridge Project Development and
Environmental (PD&E) Study
3. Endorsement of FDOT Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) Highway Component Cost Feasible Plan
Project Priorities
4. Endorsement of Transit Development Plan (TDP) Update
5. Approval of Bay County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board and Endorsement of
2006 Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan (TDSP) Minor Update
6. Election of TPO Chairman and Vice Chairman
The Nominating Committee for Chair and Vice Chair will meet prior to the TPO meeting on
Wednesday, June 28, 2006 at 3:15 p.m. in Panama City Commission Chambers
7. Status Report on US98/23rd Street Interchange Design and Discussion of Project Priority Ranking
8. Annual Review of Citizens' Advisory Committee (CAC) Membership
9. Public Forum. This is an opportunity for the public to address the TPO regarding transportation
issues.

The TPO's Advisory Committees will meet as shown below on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 in the
Panama City City Hall:

* Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) 10:30 a.m.
The Nominating Committee for TCC Chair and Vice Chair will meet on Wednesday,
June 28, 2006 at 10:15 a.m. in Panama City Commission Chambers
* Citizens' Advisory Committee (CAC) 1:30 p.m.
The Nominating Committee for CAC Chair and Vice Chair will meet on Wednesday,
June 28, 2006 at 1:15 p.m. in Panama City Commission Chambers
* Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) 12:00 p.m.

Agendas are available on the TPO's website at www.wfrpc.dst.fl.us/bctpo. Direct questions or com-
ments to Mr. Nick Nickoloff at 1-800-226-8914, ext 212, or nickoloffn@wfrpc.dst.fl.us.

The TPO will make reasonable accommodations for access to the meetings in accordance with the
Americ-an wikth Disabilirte_; Act and for language requirements other than English. Please notify Ms.
Elire Roberts of access or language requirements at 1-800-226-8914, ext 218, at least 48 hours in
advance.

Announcement: The Bay County Intergovernmental Coordination Committee for Roadway
Concurrency Management will meet on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. in the Panama
City City Hall Conference Room behind the Commission Chambers. Contact Mr. Jason Pannanen
at 784-4025 for :addl'nal nJ n],:,rrr.ar.on.
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Volunteering Offers Teens


Rewarding Summer Experience


Panama City, FL- Are
you a teenager looking for
a special way to spend your
summer? Covenant Hospice
is seeking teen volunteers
who are interested in mak-
ing a difference in their com-
munity. High school students
are invited to attend a free
Volunteer Training Workshop
on Tuesday, June 27th, from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Covenant
Hospice Education Center,
located at 107 West 19th Street
in Panama City.
The training workshop
prepares teens (grades 9 12)
to volunteer with hospice in
many areas, including patient
companionship, nursing home
visits, life reviews, office work,


fundraising events and run-
ning errands. The workshop
also provides information on
the Faith in Action program,
which enables volunteers to
assist non-hospice patients
who need support in the com-
munity.
Teen Volunteering...
Can satisfy school and
scholarship programs that
require students to perform
community service hours.
Enhances a resume and
college or scholarship applica-
tions.
Increases leadership and
communication skills.
Fills their time with posi-
tive, constructive activities.
Gives insight into the lives


of others and teaches valuable
life lessons.
"Volunteering is a great
way for teens to meet new
friends, help others and learn
about careers in healthcare,"
said Shelley Frazier, volun-
teer manager for Covenant
Hospice.
Covenant Hospice is a
non-profit organization dedi-
cated to caring for patients
and their loved ones during
times of life-limiting illnesses,
regardless of their ability to
pay. To register or to learn
more information, call Shelley
Frazier or Kristin Brown, at
850-785-3040 or toll-free at
866-785-3040.


The L2 Gallery at Seaside hosts


Watercolor Master Clii


Seaside, FL While water-
color paintings often depict
flowers and still life, Clint
Herring's work is anything but
still. His subject matter is often
children and the very essence
of that child comes through
his painstaking brush strokes
and precise detail. The person-
alities of his subjects almost
jump off the canvas. Herring's
talent lies in his perfection of
contemporary American real-
ism through the medium of
Watercolor, a most unforgiving
medium in which to work.
Herring's interpretation of his
subject matter is truly impres-
sive. Herring states, "My work,
which is primarily in the
medium of transparent water-
color, depicts the unspoiled
essence of the subject and the
intense emotion it stirs in me.
A resigned wisdom, solitude,
and lack of worldly things are
Embodied in my subject mat-
ter. It is not only the initial
visual attraction, but also the


characteristic and mood of the
subject that I try to share with
the audience."
Herring finds much of his
inspiration in the hills of the
Carolinas and the villages of
the Bahamas. The architec-
ture, environment and resi-
dents of these areas are the
evident influences in his most
recent work. In this show
Herring displays a collection
of studies from the: Islands
of the Bahamas and the rural
American countryside. This
is without a doubt his most
mature work to date, as his
mastery of watercolor leads
the viewer to question whether
the work is a photograph or a
painting.
Schooled in the visual arts
at Auburn University, Clint
Herring is master watercolor
artist with national acclaim. He
currently resides in Auburn,
Alabama with his wife, Cristen,
and daughter, Cara.
The L2 Gallery at Seaside


nt Herring
invites you to view Herring's
work as the featured artist this
month in the gallery. The avail-
able show work will be online
following the show at www.
TheL2Gallery.com.
ARTIST RECEPTION:
Clint Herring will be on
hand to elaborate on his work
Saturday June 24h from 5
8pm.
The public is invited to the
Artist Reception. The show is
hosted by gallery owners Jeff
& Tracy Lewis. Music, wine
and art provided.
HERRING'S SHOW:
The show runs from June
24 July 8, 2006.
The L2 Gallery is located
'in Seaside on Highway 30-A,
half way between Destin and
Panama City Beach at 123
Quincy Circle in the Ruskin
Artist Colony. For questions or
directions, please call the gal-
lery at 850.231.1091


Port St. Joe Middle School is an "A" School

The Florida Department of Education released school grades today and it's offi-
cial...
Port St. Joe Middle School is an "A" School.
For more information visit http://www.fldoe.org
Congratulations Port St. Joe Middle School students, parents, teachers and staff!


Attention Middle Faith Christian School Fourth

School Parents! Nine Weeks 2005-2006 Honor Roll


We are working on sched-
ules for the 2006-2007 school
year. Please call 227-3211 and
notify us if your child will NOT
attend Port St. Joe Middle
School in August.
Also, if your child plans
to attend Port St. Joe Middle
School in August and has not
registered, please come by the
front office. The office is open
Monday through Thursday
from 7:00-3:30.

Hey Middle

School Parents!
We are in need of par-
ents to serve on the School
Advisory Council for 2006-
2007 school year. If you
are interested, please email
our principal, Juanise
Griffin at MACROBUTTON
HtmlResAnchor jugriffin(gulf.
kl2.fl.us or call 227-3211.
Thanks!

Cheerleading


Registration
Gene Raffield Cheerleading
registration will be held
Monday June 26, Tuesday
June 27 and Friday June 30,
at the Stachouse from 6:00-
8:00 PM.
Any questions please call
Teresa Thursby @ 227-9845
or Natalie Strickland @ 229-
9466.


All A's
First Grade
Morgan Bell
Jackson Cordell
Alison Gay
Dell Pickett
Cameron Smith
Second Grade
Emma Beightol
Kaleb Hamm
Taylor Matincheck
Lael Parker
Third Grade
Caitlin Godwin
Elisha Vereen
Fourth Grade
Allen Davis
Fifth Grade
Mary Caitlin Bouington
Hayden Renshaw
Sixth Grade
Tiffany Burch
Erin Kennedy
Eighth Grade
Dillin McGhee
Tenth Grade
Trevor Burch
A's and B's
First Grade
Kaitlyn Baker
David Davis


Samantha Ford
Joseph Kerigan
Kerigan Pickett
Elijah Sarmiento
Second Grade
Kyle Bouington
Jacquelyn LaLuzerne
Ty Royal
Third Grade
Coy Burke
Marcel Duarte
James Austin Wiley
Fourth Grade
Lauren Costin
Morgan Kennington
Christian Laine
Jarret LaLuzerne
Danielle Matincheck
Lexie McGhee
Katherine Nelson
Malachi Parker
Bethany Taylor
Fifth Grade
Chase Royal
Sixth Grade
Trisha Davidson
Rachel Jones
Seventh Grade
Nate Taylor
Ninth Grade
Nate Taylor


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227-1812


NOTICE OF CITY OF PORT ST. JOE CITY

COMMISSION MEETING FOR APPROVAL

OF RE-ZONING FOR A 20 ACRE PARCEL OF

.PROPERTY

The City of Port St. Joe City Commission proposes to hold a public hearing to
consider adoption of an Ordinance which will approve the Re-Zoning of a 20 acre
parcel of property to Residential R-3. The title of the Ordinance is as follows:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, RELAT-
ING TO-AND AMENDING THE ZONING CODE; AMENDING THE
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE ZONING MAP; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF
ANY CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABIL-
ITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing to consider the adoption of the Ordinance will be held on Thurs-
day, July 6, 2006 at 6:00 RM. at the City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The first reading of the Or-
dinance will occur at the same location on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at 6:00 RM.
Copies of the Ordinance are available for public inspection at City of Port St. Joe
City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.

The hearing may be continued from time to time as may be necessary.

Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide com-
ments in writing to the City Commissioners of the City of Port St. Joe at City of Port
St. Joe City Hall 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd,- Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Trans-
actions of the public hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any
decision made during the hearing will need a record of the proceeding and should
ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the ap-
peal is based. Any person who wishes to attend and requires assistance may call
the City Clerk's Office at (850) 229-8261 ext. 114.



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A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Monday, June 19, 2006 at
10:00 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both
public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and act on the following:
1. Approve Minutes May 15, 2006
2. Final Plat Approval B.J. Heard & Chris King Baywoods Parcel ID #06230-000R 4.5 acres in Section 25, Township
8 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 11 unit development subject to all Federal, State and Local
development regulations, stated and unstated. ':
3. Final Plat Approval William J. Smiley Buckhorn Ranch :A Parcel ID #01186-1 00R 10 acres in Section 3, Township
6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 20 unit development subject to all Federal, State and Local
development regulations, stated and unstated.
4. Final Plat Approval William J. Smiley Buckhorn Ranch 1 B Parcel ID #01186-300R 20,acres in Section 3, Township
6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 40 unit development subject to all Federal, State and Local
development regulations, stated and unstated.
5. Preliminary Plat Approval -D.L. & Betty Owens Scarlet's Place Parcel ID #01359-365R & 01359-370R 10 acres in
Section 35, Township 3 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 28 unit development subject to all Fed-
eral, State and Local development regulations, stated and unstated.
6. Preliminary Plat Approval Dennis Stockard a subdivision Parcel ID #04250-000R 1 24 acres in Section 16, Town-
ship 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 3 unit development subject to all Federal, State and Local
development regulations, stated and unstated
7. Preliminary Plat Approval Randy Raffield a subdivision Parcel ID #03101-050R -1.74 acres in Section 19, Township 8
South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida a subdivision subject to all Federal, State and Local development regulations,
stated and unstated.
8, Variance Patricia McNair Parcel ID #06269-065R .5 acres in Section 19, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida Permission to leave house in current position on Gulf side lot.
9. Variance Gary Smith Parcel ID #06269-029R .85 acres in Section 18, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County,
Florida Minor Replat.
10. Public Hearing -Large Scale Land Use Change St Johns Village of Gulf County, Inc. St Johns Village Parcel ID
#01368-800R & 01369-000R 107.52 acres in Section 35 & 36, Township 3 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida
Changing Agricultural Land Use to Residential Low Density.
11. Public Hearing -Large Scale Land Use Change Jerald D. Gaskin Parcel ID #01570-000R & 01553-000R 143.54 acres
in Section 11, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida Changing Agricultural Land Use to Residential Low
Density.
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13. St. Joe/Arvida for WindMark Beach DO/PDP
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Pirate Lore, Imagination Fuels Expansion


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
After nearly seven years
in the restaurant business
in Port St. Joe, chef Kathy
Whittemore, owner of Beluga
Cafe at 108 First Street,
decided it was time to
take another step upward,
capitalizing on the area's
development, expansion, and
future growth potential.
She plans to accomplish
that with a new name for
her restaurant, a different
look and decor, an expanded
menu, and more emphasis on
dinner.
It already seems to be
working.
Whittemore and a partner
opened the Panhandle Palate
in spring of 2000, on the
corner of Reid Avenue and
Second Street, with four
tables under a deep porch
roof and two tiny bistro tables
inside.
In less than a year,
her partner sold out to
Whittemore, who renamed
her place Beluga Cafe.
Already her wide
assortment of custom
sandwiches, large salads,
fresh-baked quiches, and
homemade soups had become
instant hitsi with town locals.
She also gained a growing
reputation as a caterer.
In August of 2002, she
was, invited to move into one
side of the newly renovated
building around the corner,
,at Reid and First Street,
which she quickly did.
Her new location
expanded her inside seating
.capacity to 28 seats, and gave
her equally as much outdoor
seating, because the property
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included a concrete patio on
one side.
The new architectural
details of the building gave
the impression of colonial
tropics, and business boomed,
with her fan base following
her around the corner, and
newcomers discovering her by
word-of- mouth advertising.
Now she is ready to
evolve again, and believes
her customers will enjoy the
changes.
The first major difference
will be the name, said
Whittemore.
She is renaming the
restaurant Billy Bowlegs Grill
and Grog, capitalizing on
local pirate lore for a more
regiorial tie-in.
Although she had chosen
the name "Beluga" for its
nautical connection and
expensive connotation (think
beluga caviar, the most costly
in the world) and "Cafe" for its
upscale, bistro chic allusion,
Whittemore said the name
never really resonated with
customers.
"For the most part,
customers just never got
the same meaning from the
name as I did," she reflected.
"It often created confusion,
with people asking 'What's
a beluga,' and thinking that
'cafe' meant a down-home
style of cuisine."
As the first restaurant in
the area to serve quiche, that
was not exactly the image she
wanted to establish.
So with an expansion and
change, she felt a new name
was appropriate.
"As I considered names, I
thought a pirate theme would
be fun and entertaining, yet
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done in such a style as to still
be elegant and sophisticated,"
said Whittemore.
After asking dozens of
customers, locals and visitors
alike, she found "almost
everyone I've asked has used
one phrase consistently,
and it's been the exact same
phrase: 'It sounds like fun.'
"We're pulling .from the
history of the real-life pirate
William Augustus Bowles,
known as Billy Bowlegs,
who actually lived and plied.
his trade in this immediate
region," said Whittemore.
"So many people in our
area, including me, have a
fascination with the idea of
pirates along the Forgotten
Coast, so I thought we'd
indulge ourselves with a little
fantasy and fun, and good
food at the same time."
Accordingto Whittemore's
research, .Billy Bowlegs was
described as "a scoundrel,
pirate extraordinaire, and
notorious bad boy," who lived
in the late 1700s.
He came originally to
Pensacola from Maryland at
age 15 as a member of the
British navy.
Stranded in Pensacola, he
spent most of the remainder
of his short life as a pirate in
the St. Marks-Ochlockonee
Bay-Tallahassee-St. George
Island area, finally being
captured and dying in 1805
at the age of 42.
But Whittemore is adding
a unique twist that will strike
a chord with a lot of people.
"Our model for Billy
Bowlegs is artist and cover
model Cherif Fortin, who with
his business partner Lynn
Sanders, was at our grand
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opening in this location in
2002," said Whittemore,
adding many will remember
Fortin, who captured a
number of imaginations that
summer.
"Lynn is sending us a
large portrait of Cherif
dressed as a 'gentleman
private' smiled Whittemore,
"which will be our inspiration
for the elegant pirate theme."
According to Whittemore,
the name change is already
official; she is just waiting
on new outdoor signs and
artwork for the new menus
to make the changeover
complete.
Then there was the
chance to really expand from
mainly a lunchtime eatery.
Although Whittemore has
been serving dinner three
nights since 2002, a large
number of her regulars do
not think of the restaurant as
a dinner destination.
So with the change, she
will be expanding her dinners,
capitalizing on Port St. Joe's
only outdoor patio dining.
"We finished adding
the arbor over the patio in
September," said Whittemore.
"We now have lighting and a
sun cover, and will continue
to add more seating and
landscaping consistent with
a pirate's tropical paradise
theme. We're going to start
slowly, but we want to add
live music maybe once a
month."
The restaurant's seating
capacity has increased with
the completion of the patio.
She can nov. seat up to 45
under the arbor, with an
additional eight on the side
porch and six moire at the
frr'it. in1 addilioni to the 28
seats inside ':'
The outdoor expansion
also gives Whittemore the
option. of handling on-site
catering for special occasions,
reunions, business even ts and
even wedding receptions.


Moving from the limited
dinner selection, Whittemore
has expanded evening dining
choices significantly, with
more regional dishes, seafood,
pasta, pork, and international
entrees.
Another primary
difference in Whittemore's
offerings, is, literally, her
food.
She does not use anything
pre-packaged, which means
food already seasoned,
breaded, cooked, etc, that
simply needs reheating.
"I make everything from


scratch when each ticket is
turned in," said Whittemore.
"Each meal is made fresh to
order.
"That means it may take
a little more time to prepare,
but it is well worth the wait."
She said one customer
just recently told her that
Beluga was the only place
she can eat in town because
she has severe food allergies
"and here [Beluga] everything
is prepared fresh."
Whittemore also makes
her own desserts, including
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Times, Richard Pickering and i ,"
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Judge Upholds Gallagher's



Plan To Smoothly Transition


TALLAHASSEE- Tom
Gallagher, Florida's chief finan-
cial officer, said today that a
judge reaffirmed her approval
of the Department of Financial
Services' plan to protect and
to smoothly transition nearly
330,000 policyholders with
Atlantic Preferred, Southern
Family and Florida Preferred
insurance companies to
Citizens Property Insurance
Corporation on July 1. The
three insurers are subsidiar-
ies of the Tampa-based Poe
Financial Group.
"We remain focused on
protecting policyholders and
ensuring they have continu-
ous coverage this hurricane
season," Gallagher said.
"Tropical Storm Alberto was
an important reminder of the
need to protect our homes and


our families, and our transi-
tion plan was developed with
this in mind."
At a hearing today in
Tallahassee, Leon County
Circuit Judge Janet Ferris
heard a recent emergency
motion filed by Pbe officials
regarding the three insurers
they formerly managed. Filed
last week, Poe's motion alleged
the department's transition
plan should have required
Citizens to use Poe's affili-
ates Poe & Associates, Poe
Managers, and Mariah and
pay fees to service policies
being assumed'by Citizens.
In response, the depart-
ment refuted Poe's assertion
because Poe's affiliates had
long provided the employees,
facilities and equipment nec-
essary to operate the three


insurance companies the judge
had ordered into liquidation.
The department's response is
attached.
On May 30, Judge Ferris
signed orders directing the
department to take control of
the three insurance compa-
nies' operations and to liqui-
date the companies' assets to
pay outstanding claims. On
June 1, the judge approved a
transition plan to help hom-
eowners who were covered by
one of the three Poe companies
to automatically transition to
Citizens Property Insurance
Corporation on July 1.
For more information,
policyholders can contact the
Department of Financial Services
at 1-800-342-2762 or log onto
www.fldfs.com.


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their skills when they par-
ticipate in the 80+ educa-
tional programs and 52 con-
tinuing education courses
offered in conjunction with
the 2006 Southeast Building
Conference (SEBC).
SEBC, the South's largest
building and education con-
ference, is a national leader in
educational offerings espe-
cially superintendent train-
ing. Continuing education
courses separates the average
building industry personnel
from the professionals.
"As builders become more
aware of the positive impact
that well-trained superinten-
dents have on customer satis-
faction, they are sending their
construction managers to
the Residential Construction
Superintendent (RCS) class-
es in greater numbers," says
FHBA's Director of Education
Suzanne Cook, CAE. "SEBC
is a great place for super-
intendents to conveniently
access all eight classes in a
short period of time."
The RCS series of courses
is geared toward field super-
intendents and can benefit
current site personnel wish-
ing to excel in this position.
Registration for this
and other exciting courses
being offered at SEBC is now
underway.
Also, delegates will enjoy
visiting the record-breaking
1,000 building industry prod-
uct and service exhibits on
the tradeshow floor.
Additional 2006 SEBC
highlights include:
Record Breaking
1,000+ Exhibits showcas-
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home construction prod-
ucts and services,
Meet the Experts-
on-site construction experts
answering
specific questions regard-
ing hurricane mitigation,
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built by Central Florida
companies to showcase the
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living,
eZone- energy effi-
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reflecting the
nation's growing green
building interest,
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popular college basketball
analyst and
ambassador Dick Vitale,
and
AURORA and EXCEL
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most innovative building
professionals and companies
in design and
marketing.
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home construction pro-
fessionals from a 12-state
region, including: Alabama,
Arkansas, Florida, Georgia,
Kentucky, Louisiana,
Mississippi, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Tennessee,
Texas, and Virginia. For more
information, visit www.sebc-
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meeting scheduled for June 27, 2006.
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July 11,2006.

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address and phone number on the site. This also helps
if you need to file a complaint later.
Once you have that information, visit www.bbb.
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A FREE LUNCH? Jacob Stuart, who works from home, has discovered a way to acquire high-tech freebies through the Internet. Some
of the things he has garnered online include an iPod, a new television, an Xbox and a Mac Mini.


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Take advantage of new marketing strategy


By DAN SERRA
Freedom News Service
You've seen the ads flash-
ing on the Internet or popping
up in your e-mail telling you a
free gift card, laptop, iPod or
even Xbox 360 is yours for the
asking.
Naturally, under the adage
that nothing in life is free, you
draw the conclusion that it's
a scam.
That may be a bit hasty.
Although there are scams
out there, it is possible to get
something for free but it's
not easy.
The companies involved
in these programs want some-
thing in return: your e-mail
address and your money. You
need to sign up with advertis-
ers' offers, such as a movie-
rental plan or credit card, and
then get a half-dozen or more
other people to sign up. It's a
new type of marketing strategy
on the Internet called "lead-
generation," where companies
give you something for free
if you and your friends buy
a product or service. Call it
the new generation of network


marketing.
Does it work?
Yes, if you don't mind
reading a lot of ads, respond-
ing to a handful and persuad-
ing your friends to sign up.
Just ask Jacob Stuart,
a ;31-year-old Web developer
in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Stuart started gathering free
loot in July 2004. During the
next year he received a Dell
PC, an Xbox, a flat-panel TV a
Mac Mini and an iPod Photo,
all free for signing up for offers
and getting others to sign up.
But Stuart didn't just reply
to a pop-up ad or e-mail. He
made a game plan.
First, he lined up other
people who would agree to
sign up with him. Through
a growing number of forums
and Web sites such as www.
freeipodguide.com, he found
people to exchange referrals
with him.
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where folks help each other,"
he said. A virtual "you scratch
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though Stuart signed up and
tried about a dozen offers, he
ended up canceling them all,
which many people do.
He advises others to also
first make a game plan.
"Never just sign up for an
offer on your own," he said.
"Find somebody who can give
that referral."
This type of online mar-
keting has taken off during
the past year. One marketer,
Gratis Internet, has been mak-
ing so much money at it that
it is No. 18 on Inc. magazine's
list of fastest-growing private
companies. It reported sales
growth of 2,350 percent in
three years.
Gratis started in 2000 with,
one Web site and now owns a
dozen of the freebie sites giving
away a variety of merchandise,
including designer handbags
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"Users have become more
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Tight Credit Union Margins Getting Tighter


A leading financial consul-
tant shared strategic tips with
Florida credit union executives
today on how to respond to
tightening margins.
Jared Cahill, National
Director of Alliances for John M.
Floyd & Associates, Inc. (JMFA)
of Baytown, TX (near Houston),
addressed a breakout ses-
sion at the Annual Convention
& Exposition of the Florida
Credit Union League (FCUL)
in Orlando (June 14-17). He
spoke on "How to Survive in
a Low-Margin Environment."
(Cahill Photo: http://www.jmfa.
com/executive.aspx?id=41)
JMFA, an FCUL Endorsed
Partner for its full range of
products and services, was
one of the official sponsors of
the meeting themed "Shake.
Rattle.Roll." The event attracted
more than 1,200 credit union
managers, board members and
industry vendors. (JMFA at
Booth # 400.)
The Florida League rep-
resents more than 4 million
consumers (member-owners)
who receive all or part of their
financial services from Florida's
credit unions. At the beginning
of 2005, there were about 229
credit unions in Florida with
assets of $35.6 billion.
Credit Union Competition &
Survival
Cahill took his audience on
a financial tour, noting that the
Treasury yield curve has flat-
tened, which portends tighter
margins for credit unions.
"If short-term rates eventu-
ally exceed long-term rates, an
inverted yield curve is produced,
which can be detrimental to the
overall health of the economy. A
recession will typically follow by
about nine months. Additionally,
rising interest rates reduce loan
demand.
"Margins are getting tight-
er; asset and liability pricing


elasticity is declining and com-
petition is getting stiffer," stated
Cahill. "As short-term interest
rates rise, credit union bottom
lines will be squeezed ever more
tightly, requiring some of them
to reshape their asset/liability
portfolios, to boost non-inter-
est revenue and to invest in
developing a sales and service
culture that better markets and
cross-sells products and servic-
es to their members and poten-
tial members," he said.
Cahill is a former vice
president of the Credit Union
Assn. of New Mexico subsid-
iary that develops, markets and
manages fee-based services to
that state's credit unions. He
also organized, chartered and
managed the community-based
Saguache County Credit Union
in Crestone, CO from 1994-
2000. He previously provided
merger, acquisition and con-
sulting services to mid-market
companies and individuals, was
a VP-Commercial Lending for
MBank Dallas, N.A., where he
managed a $300 million com-
mercial loan portfolio.
Bottom Lines Need Fee
Income
"One of the specific chal-
lenges in the past six or
seven years has been the abil-
ity of spread income to gen-
erate a positive bottom line,"
he observed. "In other words,
credit unions have experienced
an increasing reliance on fee
income to break even. From
1990 to 1997, return on assets
(ROA) less non-interest income
ranged from about 0.2 percent
to 0.6 percent. However, since
1998, ROA less non-interest
income has been very close to
zero, and in both 2003 and
2004 was actually negative by
-0.2 percent.
"Based on the economic
outlook and rate trends for the
past two economic expansions,


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credit unions may be looking
at an average reduction in their
2005 ROA of 46 basis points
or 0.46 percent," Cahill con-
cluded.
Quoting from CUNA's
2005-2006 Credit Union
Environmental Scan (Escan),
the leading strategic planning
resource for the credit union
movement, he stated: "Strong
core deposit competition from
banks and other non-bank
financial institutions will lead
to additional pressure on fund-
ing costs during this rising rate
environment."
Cahill suggested that credit
union executives should be "less
concerned about peers and
more anxious about competi-
tors. And consolidations and
mergers are only driving up the
ante," he added. "To survive
and thrive, credit unions must
increase non-interest income,
lower operating costs, grow and
be competitive," he emphasized.
Surprisingly, Escan reported
only about 69% of credit union
CEOs surveyed rank "increas-
ing fee income" as "critical" or
"very important."
Cahill advised a concerted
effort to increase non-interest


income (NII) by enhancing fee
income, such as an overdraft
privilege program. Seek product
income from such sources as
Credit Disability Insurance and
Credit Life Insurance. Prevent
overall performance leaks by
lowering fee waivers and charge-
offs. Add new products and ser-
vices, and increase income by
cross-selling more products to
every member encountered.
Operational, financial and
delivery systems re-engineering
should be re-evaluated, he said,
noting the JMFA expertise. The
firm also is recognized nation-
ally for its training, incentive
and earnings enhancement pro-
grams, as well as its product,
service, pricing and technology
improvement consulting ser-
vices.
CUNAs Center for Research
& Advice Escan reports that
overall, only 48% of credit
unions have such fee income-
producing, overdraft privilege
programs.
Credit Union Competition &
Survival
"A project to increase non-
interest income will bring the
quickest value," he asserted.
"Studies show it is faster than


account acquisition, sales and
service or expense reduction
projects.
Credit unions, which have
grown capacity at about 15%
a year while growing only 8%,
can lower operating costs by
attracting more members and
services to soak up over-capac-
ity," he said.
To succeed in a low-margin
environment, credit unions and
their leadership also can work
harder to:
.Improve productivity;
.Optimize cost of human
capital;
Reduce costs of new prod-
uct launches;
Reduce full-time equiva-
lent expense.
"The financial terrain is
tough; the competition is tough,
and you can't change either
one," Cahill conceded. "But you
can change your operating style,
your commitment to growth and
to member services. And those
efforts will have an immediate
and flattering impact on both
your short-term and long-term
performance."
About JMFA
JMFA, a leading provider
of non-interest income prod-


ucts for more than 30 years,
has provided performance
improvement programs in more
than 2,000 financial institu-
tions, adding billions of dol-
lars in increased pre-tax earn-
ings for clients in 49 states
and Central America. The firm
has implemented more than
1,000 variations of its JMFA
Overdraft PrivilegeR, and is a
strategic alliance provider for
CUNA Strategic Services and
more than 20 state credit union
leagues and associations for the
program.
About FCUL
The Florida Credit Union
League is a Tallahassee, FL-
based statewide trade asso-
ciation offering a myriad of
dues-supported services to its
members, including education
and training, political action,
compliance support, infcrma-
tion and more. The League also
provides access to a variety of
financial services-related prod-
ucts through their wholly-owned
subsidiary the FCUL Service
Group, Inc.
JMFA Overdraft PrivilegeR
is a registered trademark of
John M. Floyd & Associates,
Inc.


Attorney General Signs Tobacco Agreement


Attorney General Charlie
Crist today announced an agree-
ment with Chevron Products
Company under which the
chain will implement new
procedures to reduce tobacco
sales to minors. The agree-
ment will affect the company's
919 Florida stores and more
than 9,300 outlets nationwide.
Crist and 27 other attorneys
general signed the agreement.
The Chevron settlement
is the tenth such agreement
produced by an ongoing multi-
state enforcement effort in
which Florida has actively par-
ticipated. Previous agreements
cover all 7-Eleven, Wal-Mart,
Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid
stores and all gas stations and
convenience stores operating
under the Conoco, Phillips 66,
Exxon, Mobil, BP Amoco and
ARCO brand names in the par-
ticipating states. The agree-
ments provide measures to
reduce sales of tobacco prod-
ucts to minors by the nation's
top detail chain (Wal-Mart), the


top two drug store chains (CVS
and Walgreens), the largest oil
company (ExxonMobil) and the
biggest retailer of tobacco prod-
ucts (7-Eleven). Combined, the
agreements cover more than
70,000 retail outlets across the
nation.
"Every time a young
Floridian is prevented from
purchasing tobacco products,
that child's chance for a healthy
life is improved," said Crist. "I
am pleased that yet another
major retailer has agreed to
intensify efforts designed to
curtail teen tobacco use."
Launched in 2000, the
multi-state enforcement effort
by the attorneys general focuses
on retailers with poor records
of selling tobacco products to
minors. Undercover inspec-
tions showed minors were able
to buy tobacco products at sev-
eral Chevron stores.
The enforcement pro-
gram's goal is to secure the
companies' agreement to take
specific corrective actions. The


agreements incorporate "best
practices" to reduce sales
to minors, developed by .the
attorneys general in consulta-
tion with researchers and state
and federal tobacco control
officials.
The agreement announced
today requires Chevron to
implement practices that will
prevent youth tobacco retailing
at each of its company-owned
stores. Chevron will also take
steps to prevent youth access
to tobacco at its franchise out-
lets in the participating states,
including providing annual
notices of the importance of
complying with youth access
laws, requiring franchisees to
report violations to the corpo-
rate office and modifying fran-
chise agreements to provide
that violations of youth access
laws may constitute grounds
for termination or non-renewal
of the franchise agreement.
The attorneys general have
long recognized that youth
access to tobacco products


ranks among the most seri-
ous public health problems.
Studies show that more than
80 percent of adult smokers
began smoking before the age
of 18. Research indicates that
every day in the United States,
more than 2,000 people under
the age of 18 start smoking
and that one-third of those per-
sons ultimately will die from a
tobacco-related disease. Young
people are particularly suscep-
tible to the hazards of tobacco,
often showing signs of addic-
tion after smoking only a few
cigarettes.
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violations of state tobacco laws
or the multi-state agreement
can file complaints by calling
Attorney General Crist's fraud
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EXQUISITE 4BR/4BA home in
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located on St. George Island. This
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MLS # 110802.......... $1,299,000

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MAGNIFICENT wooded 1.32 acre POPULAR area due to land
lot across from the Apalachicola elevation and its close to boat
Bay located in Eastpoint. Enjoy launch and bay. Lot is located
wonderful sunsets from an unob- one block off of Hwy., 98 in
structed view. Carrabelle.
MLS # 107581 ............... $440,000 MLS # 108411 ..........$125,000


FANTASTIC 3BR/2BA home located SPACIOUS 3BR/2BA home located
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schools and downtown. scapedproperty boasts the natural
MLS # 110774 .................. $349,000 look.
MLS # 200076................ $329,000


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short distance. to boat launch and ment three blocks from bay and
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MLS #108377............ $139,500 and golf course.
MLS # 107486......... $144,900

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The 2006 Southern Accents Showhouse at WindMark Beach was created to lived up to it surroundings. Its packed with ideas to
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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years







Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, June 22, 2006


Buying
By Charles J. Kovaleski
Rising home prices
throughout Florida and
the rest of the country has
meant an increase in the
number of unmarried home
buyers-a number that has
risen to 8 percent from 5
percent in 1993, according
to the National Association
of Realtors.
Most unmarried cou-
ples buy homes together for
the very practical reason of
saving money; others want
to show a commitment to
one another; still others
may simply not believe in
the institution of marriage.
But how wise is it to
own a home without being
married? Married couples
are protected by hundreds
of federal laws dealing with
property ownership, gift giv-
ing and inheritance, among


a Home: Tips for Unmarried
others. Unmarried couples, you each own half the house her portion of the house is initially, property ov
however, must draft their and are each responsible determined in the deceased can choose to hold title
awn rules of home owner- for the loan. owner's will. revocable living trust.
ship with the help of a real The decision can have Partnership agree- living trust can be cha
estate attorney well versed significant consequences ment. Unmarried buyers or revoked, much like
n tenancy or domestic part- as life goes on-if one of are increasingly opting for to determine who rec
lership agreements. the partners dies or if an a partnership agreement, title to the property
Like a pre-nuptial unmarried pair splits up. which details who pays for an owner dies. Once
agreement, a tenancy agree- A real estate attorney can expenses, the mortgage, owner dies, however


ment basically puts in writ-
ing such details as who
paid the down payment,
who is contributing what
to the monthly mortgage
payments and repair costs,
and what happens if the
relationship ends or one of
you dies.
How the title on your
new home is listed on the
property's deed is one of
the most important deci-
sions an unmarried cou-
ple makes when buying a
home. Ideally, both names
should be on the mortgage
and the deed, which means


help you determine which
title option is best for your
specific living situation.
Title options for unmar-
ried buyers include:
Tenants in common.
Under this arrangement
buyers own an equal or
unequal percentage inter-
est in the property, which
they can separately sell or
bequeath to their heirs.
Most unmarried couples
chose to take title to prop-
erty in this way. If one owner
dies, the decision about
what will become of his or


taxes and utilities, and
how an eventual house sale
would be organized. If two
buyers split up, leaving only
one to pay the mortgage,
a partnership agreement
might require the non-pay-
ing buyer to give up a por-
tion of the proceeds when
the house is sold. Other
provisions might include
multiple appraisals to
determine buy-out figures
should one partner wish to
sell to the other.
Living trust. Although it
is more expensive to set up


vners
e in a
The
hanged
a will,
:eives
after
e the
, the


living trust becomes irrevo-
cable, and the successor's
trustee, such as an adult
child or bank trustee, takes
over and administers the
trust assets.
If you have any ques-
tions about how to take
title to your property or
how it will affect your estate
planning goals, you should
consult with your real
estate attorney either before
or immediately after you
close on your new house.
Remember that in the event
one of you dies, it will be


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FBA Students to Attend Camp


TALLAHASSEE While
Florida's construction
industry continues to be
plagued by labor shortages,
the Florida Home Builders
Foundation is doing its part
to help fill thevoid. Thisweek
more than 50 high-school
students from throughout
Florida will travel to
Haines City to participate
in the Future Builders
of America Leadership
Training Summer Camp,
and fine tune their skills
in preparation of one day
becoming members of
Florida's second largest
economic engine.
The Future Builders
of America (FBA) is the
workforce development and
student leadership arm of
the not-for-profit Florida
Home Builders Foundation.
FBA links students in
area schools with the
local building community,
and introduces them to
rewarding careers in the
residential construction
industry.
The FBA Camp, slated
for June 16 18 at the FFA
Training Center in Haines
City, will teach students
valuable skills and offer
them an opportunity
to have an exciting
time enjoying Florida's
natural environment and
participating in recreational
activities.
Among the educational
classes students will attend
are:

Please do not feed
the wild dolphins in
the bay. Remember to
stay at least 50 yards
away from wild dol-
phins. Use binoculars
to watch them play.


Construction 101
(Instructor: Tammy Lynch,
Morrison Homes)
Ma s o n r y
(Instructor Al Herndon of
Masonry Education
Foundation)
Computer Aided
Design (Instructor: Ed
Dion, Dion Builders of
Tallahassee)
OSHA Safety
on Construction Sites


(Instructor: Jeremy
Bendorf,


OSHA


Instructor)
Adirondack Chair
Building (Instructor:
George Milliken,
Teacher, Travis
Technical Center)
Business Ethics
(Debbie Emmons, Home
Gallery in Punta Gorda)
Students attending
the FBA Summer Camp
represent the following
Florida counties: Desoto,
Charlotte, Collier, Flagler,
Manatee, Polk and Tampa.
While the FBA Summer
Camp is a highlight,
students also enjoy a variety
of beneficial opportunities
throughout the school year,
including: field trips, hands-
on experience, interaction
between students and
building professionals, field
trips, and scholarships for
higher education.
Currently there are
49 FBA Student Chapters
from Pensacola to Miami
comprised of more than
1,000 students.


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850-227-1900


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, June 22, 2006 R


Couples
too late to change how title
is held.
Charles J. Kovaleski
is president of Orlando-
Fla.-based Attorneys' Title
Insurance Fund, Inc., (The
Fund) the leading title insur-
ance underwriter in Florida
and the sixth largest title
insurance company in the
country. Acknowledged
as the Florida residential
real estate expert, The
Fund has been in business
for more than 50 years
and supports a network
of more than 6,000 attor-
ney agents statewide who
practice real estate law
and issue title insurance.,
The Fund underwrites
more than 300,000 title
insurance policies for own-
ers and lenders in Florida
every year. For more infor-
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Once upon a time, and not Suburbia looa
so very long ago, landscaping landscape pi
the new American home was the surround
as easy as throwing out some ronment. T
grass seed and planting a cou- that are wild
pie of shade trees on either less water t(
side of the front walkway, com- above all, re
plimented by a row of shrubs tenance. In
lined up against the founda- their Saturda
tion. At least, where I grew Though
up that's how it appeared. It these are goo
was the look of New Suburbia, can afford to
a look promoted in the slick company tha
color magazines my mother changes happy
read, and it presented an ideal More lik
that many a dad spent their little money
Saturday trying to achieve, here and their
The contest to see whose plants into
lawn can be the greenest and we go out sh
the most weed-free has grown things. The
tired. Slow though we may be we end up wi
to change, today's (and yester- that may nol
day's) savvy homeowners are the existing
turning away from the New done this, to


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ing soil erosion and observing
Water conservation are impor-
tant environmental issues that
affect our homes, our com-
munities, and other communi-
W ^ ties too. Trees and shrubs,
and requesting count. groundcovers, mulches, and
Is that respect It pays to have a land- driving surfaces will work
ig natural envi- scape plan, especially if your together in a properly designed
ey want yards budget is limited. And, unless landscape and become a cohe-
fe friendly, take you have a lot of gardening sive unit, instead of a scatter-
maintain, and knowledge or a lot of time to ing of plants stuck in here and
uire less main- research plants, soil condi- there. A good designer allows
iort, dads want tions, water regulations, etc., for proper spacing of plants so
back. it pays to pay for a plan. Many the landscape matures beauti-
ost of us agree a do-it-yourself homeowner fully. This helps guard against
goals, few of us has planted a tree without the inclination to plant for the
ire a landscape ever looking up to see whether 'now' effect, without regarding
can make these power lines would be an issue what the landscape will look
n overnight, in the future. A good designer like in a couple of years.
y we sneak a will take into account not only Back to the shopping cart.
it of the budget what kind of plants you desire, With a landscape plan in mind,
throwing a few but also the topography of you can still satisfy the need
le buggy when your property, how the sun to buy a few plants here and
pping for other moves around the home, and there, but now you can do it
downside is that the conditions of existing soil. with a goal in mind. Let's say
impulsive buys A good designer will take into you are working with an exist-
have a place in account the entire property, ing landscape, and your goal is
landscape. I've and work up a plan for all of to get rid of about half of the
many times to it. This is because minimiz- existing turf. You've decided


to begin with the area under
a large shade tree where the
grass never does well anyway.
Since you have a plan, you
already know the boundaries
of the bed, and have taken
steps to kill or remove whatev-
er grass or weeds were there.
Now you are ready to begin fill-
ing the bed with plants accord-
ing to you budget, time, and
energy level. Even if your bud-
get isn't limited, buy only what
you have the time and energy
to plant, and don't think you
have to fill up an entire space
all at once. Plant what you
can, but do mulch the rest of
the prepared area to maintain
moisture and help keep the
weeds down until the plants
fill out. As you are finishing
one area, think ahead to what
you want to do next, and be
preparing that area as time
allows. Don't get too far ahead
of yourself,
Planning is number one
of the seven principles of xeri-
scaping, or, as I prefer to call it,


Common Sense Landscaping.
I would have personally saved
myself hundreds of dollars
and tons of guilt over the years
if I started with a plan, instead
of starting with a trip to the
garden center.
If you don't feel like
you did your dad justice for
Father's Day last Sunday.
make it up to him by invest-
ing in a landscape plan that
will free him forever from the
chains of New Suburbia. Of
course, he might spend the
next year (or five) planting new
beds, but the incentive, and
the goal, is that some day he
will get up on Saturday morn-
ing and go fishing, instead of
mowing the lawn. That's the
plan, anyway.
Questions? Comments?
Opinions? My e-mail address
has changed! E-mail me at
kc.kelley@mchsi.com


After the Hurricane, Watch Out for the Mold


Industrial Hygienists
Offer Free Online Brochure
on Fighting Mold
Fairfax, VA When hur-
ricanes strike, the damage
can be massive. But, once
the initial problems are han-
dled, some less obvious but
equally troublesome problems
can occur. One of these is
mold growth caused by water
and moisture that may linger
behind walls and in places


that are out of sight and out
of mind. Mold needs mois-
ture to grow and becomes a
problem only where there is
water damage, high humidity,
or dampness. Mold can begin
growing in moist areas within
48 hours, so drying indoor
areas that may be waterlogged
or flooded is critical.
To assist homeowners
and business owners who
are struggling to make their
homes habitable again after


hurricanes or flooding, the
American Industrial Hygiene
Association (AIHA) has made
a free brochure, The Facts
About Mold, available online.
Concerned property owners
can learn about the health
effects of mold as well as
how to detect and stop mold
growth by visiting www.aiha.
org, and clicking on Consumer
Brochures in the left column.
Hard copies of the brochure
are also available call AIHA at


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703-849-8888.
How Do You Stop Mold
Growth?
Controlling excess mois-
ture is the key to prevent-
ing and stopping indoor mold
growth. Keeping susceptible
areas in the home clean and
dry is very important. Ventilate
or use exhaust fans (vented to
the outdoors) to remove mois-
ture where it accumulates,
particularly in bathrooms,
kitchens, and laundry areas.
Clothes dryers should be vent-
ed to the outside. Repair water
leaks promptly, and either dry
out and clean or replace water-
damaged materials. Lowering
humidity indoors helps pre-
vent condensation problems.
To lower humidity during
humid weather, use air condi-
tioners and
dehumidifiers. Proper
exterior wall insulation helps
prevent condensation from
forming inside during cold
weather.
For small mold problems,
use detergent and water to
wash mold off hard surfaces,
and dry completely. Replace
moldy porous or absorbent
materials (such as ceiling tiles,
wallboard, and carpeting). If


you do not see mold growth
but notice a musty odor, mold
may be growing behind water-
damaged materials, such as
walls, carpeting, or wallpaper.
When cleaning mold, wear
gloves, eye protection, and a
dust mask or respirator to pro-
tect against breathing airborne
spores (an N95 dust mask or
respirator may be purchased
in hardware stores). If you
have health concerns, consult
your doctor before doing any
mold cleanup.
Health Effects of Mold
Small amounts of mold.
growth (such as mildew on
a shower curtain) are not a
major health concern, but no
mold should be allowed to
grow and multiply indoors.
While most people have no
reaction when exposed to
molds, large quantities of mold
growth may cause nuisance
odors and health problems for
some people. People who may
be affected more
severely and quickly than
others include infants and
children, the elderly, pregnant
women, individuals with respi-
ratory conditions or allergies
and asthma, and individuals
with weakened immune sys-


tems, such as chemotherapy
patients or people with auto-
immune diseases.
Allergic reactions and irri-
tation are the most common
health effects for individuals
sensitive to molds. Flu-like
symptoms and skin rash may
occur. Molds may also aggra-
vate asthma. In rare cases,
fungal infections from molds
may occur in people with seri-
ous immune disease. 'Most
symptoms are temporary and
eliminated by correcting the
mold problem.
When to Call a
Professional
Consumers dealing with
extensive mold growth in their
homes may wish to consult
with a professional experi-
enced in mold evaluation
and remediation. Industrial
hygienists are among the pro-
fessionals qualified to assess
mold contamination. Visit the
American Industrial Hygiene
Association (AIHA) Web site
at www.aiha.org and click on
Consultants/Consumers to
search for mold professionals
in your state.


LANDINGS AT WETAPPO CREEK, a St.Joe HomeStead Piup.lrii f.utr.r., eight
remaining lots with water and road frontage, ranging in size from 2.5 acres to nearly
20 acres. Located just off the intracoastal watenvay, rhi p'i. p.'rrn offers deep water
access and is perfect for the boating enthusiast. Fish, cast and. kayak -- ,.r.oppc' is a
rare find among Florida's jewels.

Prices starting at $449,500.
For more information on Landings at Wetappo Creek, contact Mitch Burke at 850.229.2906.


... g THE HAMMOCKS AT ST. JOSEPH.BAY, a.St.Joe HomeStead P:r-.rti, offers 2.2
acres in Gulf ,C....uJIr and features its own half-acre private island, 150' f bay frontage and
is located less than 10 minutes from downtown Port St.Joe and Cape San Bias. The natural
S' : Oak hammock and abundance ofSabal Palms on this broad waterfront parcel a m a mke:
The Hammocks at St.Joseph Bay the ideal location to build your'dream home for year-
round living or weekend getaways.

Prices. lrii. at $795,000.
HFor more information.on The Hammocks at St. Joseph Bay, contact Mitch Burke at 850.229.2906.

LAKE WIMICO PRESERVE, a St.Joe FloridaWild Property, othtt, flio .: 1o+/- acre
tracts adjacent to Florida's Box R Ranch Wildlife Management Area. Located on the
border of Gulf and Franklin Counties, this property 5, NJLi, cci.t to Lake Wimico and is
two miles fiom St.Vincent Sound.

Prices starting at $970,000.
For more information on Lake Wimico Preserve, contact Tom Berger at 1.866,335.1507.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Storage Units 1249 Highway
22, Wewahitchka, FL
#88 Robert Kinney,
?20 Keith Fowler
will be open June 17 and
merchandise removed if rent not
brought up to date.
Publish June 15 & 22, 2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF PROBATE
DIVISION
WYBURN H. BURROUGHS FILE
NO. 06-36-PR
Deceased.

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of
the estate of WYBURN H.
BURROUGHS,
deceased, File Number
06-36-PR is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this
notice is served who have objec-
tions that challenge the validity
of the will, the qualifications
of the personal representa-
tive, venue, or jurisdiction of
this Court are required to file
their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is served within three (3)
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file
their claims with tis Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS
AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this Notice is June 15, 2006.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Florida Bar. No. 699070


Personal Representative:
Marsha Burroughs
210 Pelham Rd. #208C
Telephone: (904) 227-1159
Ft. Walton Beach, Fl. 32457
Publish June 15 & June 22,
2006

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED
BIDS

CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA,
FLORIDA

The City of Wewahitchka will
accept sealed bids to rebuild a
46RE Transmission for a 1997
Dodge Van. All materials and
labor must be furnished and
warranty must be specified. All
bids must be clearly marked
DODGE TRANSMISSION
SEALED BID" and must be
received by the City Clerk at the
City Hall in Wewahitchka prior
to 4:00 PM (CT) on Monday,
June 26, 2006. Bids will be
opened during the Regular
City Commission meeting on
Monday, June 26, 2006. The
City of Wewahitchka reserves
the right to award the bid to
the lowest and best price in the
opinion of the Wewahitchka City
Commissioners.

Gwen Exley
City Clerk
Publish June 15 and 22, 2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY
Case No. 05-321 CA

Fremont Investment and Loan,
Plaintiff
Vs.
Anthony Lee Peterson A/K/A
Anthony Lee Peterson, Jr., et.,
al., Defendants

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
Notice is hereby given pur-
suant to a Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated 2/7/06,
and entered in Case No. 05-
321CA, of the Circuit Court
of the Fourteenth Judicial
Circuit in and for Gulf County,
Florida, wherein FREMONT
INVESTMENT AND LOAN, is
a Plaintiff-and ANTHONY LEE
PETERSON A/K/A ANTHONY
LEE PETERSON, JR.; TANISHA
JAMES PETERSON; DAVID
TAUNTON; ABIGAIL TAUNTON;
UNKNOWN TENANT 1;
UNKNOWN TENANT 2 are the
defendants. I sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash, at
'11:00 on 6/29/2006 the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment,
to wit:
LOT 25, OAK GARDENS
SUBDIVISION AS
RECORDED IN A PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGE 21 PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk


As Clerk of the Court
Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

In accordance with the
American with Disabilities Act,
persons needing a reasonable
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should, no later
than seven (7) prior, contact
the Clerk of the Court's disabil-
ity coordinator at 8502296111,
1000 C. G. COSTIN BLVD. RM
302 PORT ST. JOE FL, 32456. If
hearing impaired, contact (TDD)
via Florida Relay System.
Publish: June 15 and June 22,
2006

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The City of Wewahitchka Board
of Commissioners will hold
a Public Hearing and Final
Reading of Ordinance No. 2006-
1024L on Monday, June 26,
2006 at 7:15 PM central time
to consider adoption of an ordi-
nance with the following title,
to wit:
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING
THE ISSUANCE OF NOT TO
EXCEED $1,323,980 WATER
AND SEWER SYSTEM REVENUE
BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES,
SERIES 2006 PROVIDING FOR
THE FORM OF SUCH NOTES;
PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT
THEREOF AND ENTERING
INTO CERTAIN COVENANTS
AND AGREEMENTS WITH
THE OWNERS THEREOF;
PROVIDING FOR THE
NEGOTIATED AND PRIVATE
SALE OF SUCH NOTES;
FINDING THE NECESSITY
OF A NEGOTIATED SALE;
APPROVING THE SALE OF
SAID NOTES TO THE ORIGINAL
PURCHASER; AND PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The Ordinance No. 2006-1024L
in its entirety may be inspect-
ed at the Office of the City
clerk during regular business.
hours, 8 AM 4 PM central time
Monday-Friday. All interested
parties may appear at the meet-
ing to be heard with respect to
this proposed Ordinance.
Gwen Exley, City Clerk
Publish June 15 and 22, 2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION

CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC
F/K/A CHASE
MANHATTAN MORTGAGE
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff
Vs.
ALLEN LINTON, et. Al,
Defendants

Case No. 2006-129-CA
Division

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure datedJune


06, 2006 and entered in Case
No. 2006-129-CA of the Circuit
Court of the FOURTEENTH
Judicial Circuit in and for
GULF County, Florida wherein
CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC
F/K/A CHASE MANHATTAN
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
is the Plaintiff and ALLEN
LINTON; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ALLEN LINTON
N/K/A CRYSTAL LINTON;
TENANT #1 N/K/A JOHN DOE;
TENANT #2 N/K/A JANE DOE
are the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder
for cash at LOBBY OF THE
GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE
at 11:00 AM, on the 29T day
of June, 2006, the following
described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment:
LOT 8, BLOCK "S",
RISH SUBDIVISION,
BEING AN UNRECORDED
SUBDIVISION OF THE
NORTH-HALF OF THE
SOUTHEAST Y. AND THE
NORTHEAST Y4 OF THE
NORTHEAST V OF SECTION
36, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH,
RANGE 10 WEST, GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE
NORTHEAST CORNER
OF SAID SECTION 36,
RUNNING THENCE
SOUTH 90 DEGREES, 00
MINUTES, 00 SECONDS,
WEST, ALONG THE NORTH
LINE OF SAID SECTION
36 (SAID NORTH LINE
ALSO BEING THE SOUTH
RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF A
60.00 FOOT INGRESS AND
EGRESS EASEMENT) FOR
A DISTANCE OF 774.10
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.

THENCE CONTINUE
SOUTH 90 DEGREES, 00
MINUTES, 00 SECONDS,
WEST, ALONG SAID NORTH
LINE FOR tA DISTANCE
OF 213.28 FEET TO A
POINT ON THE CURVING
EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY
LINE OF JIM RISH STREET
(A PRIVATE 60.00 FOOT
ROAD), BEING CONCAVE
TO THE WEST, HAVING A
RADIUS OF 487.00 FEET,
A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 21
DEGREES, 55 MINUTES,
37 SECONDS, AND BEING
SUBTENDED BY A CHORD
BEARING SOUTH 06
DEGREES, 20 MINUTES,
44 SECONDS, EAST,, FOR
185.24 FEET; THENCE
LEAVING SAID NORTH LINE
RUN SOUTHEASTERLY
ALONG SAID CURVING
RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR
AN ARC DISTANCE OF
186.37 FEET TO A POINT
OF NON-TANGENCY;
THENCE SOUTH 09
DEGREES, 04 MINUTES, 22
SECONDS, WEST, ALONG
SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF
WAY LINE FOR A DISTANCE
FOR A DISTANCE OF 8.94


Gulf County Board of County




Commission Meeting Minutes


FEET; THENCE LEAVING
SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF
WAY LINE, RUN NORTH 89
DEGREES, 59 MINUTES,
26 SECONDS, EAST FOR
A DISTANCE OF 126.56
FEET; THENCE NORTH 01
DEGREES, 18 MINUTES,
02 SECONDS, EAST, FOR
A DISTANCE OF 192.96
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.
CONTAINING 0.58
ACRES MORE OR LESS,
AND BEING SUBJECT
TO THE FOLLOWING
60.00 FOOT PRIVATE
ROAD, FOR INGRESS
AND EGRESS, WHICH IS
MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED IN THAT
CERTAIN WARRANTY DEED
WHICH IS RECORDED
IN OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOKS 284 AT PAGE 290,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH THAT
CERTAIN DOUBLEWIDE
MOBILE HOME
LOCATED THEREON,
SERIAL NUMBERS
BC03AL0132359A AND
BC03AL0132359B.
ID#BC03AL0132359 A/B
PARCEL ID#: 02632-150R.
A/K/A 125 PRESBYTERIAN
STREET, WEWAHITCHKA,
FL 32456
WITNESS MY HAND and
the seal of this Court on June
7, 2006
/s/Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
Publish: June 15 and June 22,
2006

FOR SALE
The Northwest Florida Regional
Housing Authority will accept
sealed bids until the close of
business on Friday, June 23,
2006 for vehicles listed below.
Bids will be publicly opened and
read at 10:00 a.m. on Monday,
June 26, 2006 at the Central
Office of the Authority at 5302
Brown Street, Graceville,
Florida. The successful bidder
will be determined by the high-
est offer and will be notified
immediately upon completion of
bid opening process. The suc-
cessful bidder shall be prepared
to complete the purchase by
the end of the business day on
Monday, June 26, 2006. For
additional information, call 850-
263-4442, est. 5316
Chevrolet Astro Van 1994,
114,300
Chevrolet Lumina 1997
157,300
Chevrolet Lumina 1997
144,400
Ford Pickup F150 XLT -
1995 155,000
Ford Pickup F150 XL
1997 197,000 Ramp
Tailgate & Tool Box
Dodge Pickup 2001 -
89,000 Ramp Tailgate &
Tool Box
The Authority reserves the right
to reject any and all bids.
Publish June 15 and 22, 2006

LEGAL NOTICE
SPECIAL MAIL BALLOT
REFERENDUM ELECTION
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN ,THAT THE GULF


COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD
WILL MEET AT 10:00 A.M.
ON JULY 5TH, 2006 IN THE
OFFICE OF THE SUPERVISOR
OF ELECTIONS, 401 LONG
AVENUE, PORT ST. JOE,
FLORIDA TO PERFORM THE
LOGIC AND ACCURACY TEST
FOR THE ES&S M100 SCANNER
TO BE USED IN THE SPECIAL
MAIL BALLOT ELECTION ON
JULY 6, 2006. THE BOARD
WILL RE-CONVENE AT
4:00 P.M. JULY 6, 2006 TO
CANVASS ALL MAIL BALLOTS
AND ABSENTEE BALLOTS
RECEIVED BY THE ELECTIONS
OFFICE. THE BOARD WILL
CONSIDER THE LEGALITY
OF ANY QUESTIONABLE
MAIL BALLOTS RECEIVED BY
THAT TIME FOR DEFECTS
APPARENT UPON THE FACE OF
THE VOTER'S CERTIFICATE.
THE BOARD WILL STAY IN
SESSION UNTIL ALL BALLOTS
RECEIVED BY 7:00 P.M.
ELECTION DAY, JULY 6, 2006
ARE EXAMINED, CANVASSED
AND PROCESSED.
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED
TO ATTEND THIS MEETING
AND ARE WELCOME TO
INSPECT ANY MAIL BALLOT
VOTER'S CERTIFICATE AND
TO BE PRESENT DURING
THE PROCESSING OF MAIL
BALLOTS. HOWEVER,
PURSUANT TO F.S.101.6104
AND 101.68(2) ANY CHALLENGE
TO A MAIL BALLOT MUST BE
MADE TO THE CANVASSING
BOARD PRIOR TO THE BALLOT
BEING REMOVED FROM THE
VOTER CERTIFICATE MAILING
ENVELOPE.
Publish June 22 & 29, 2006

SPECIAL MAIL BALLOT BOND
REFERENDUM JULY 6, 2006
The testing and seal-
ing of the ES&S M100 voting
machine to be used for the
July 6, 2006 Special Mail Ballot
Bond Referendum Election, will
be held on Wednesday, July 5,
2006 at 10:00 A.M. at the office
of the Supervisor of Elections
located at 401 Long Avenue,
Port St. Joe, Florida
The public is invited to
attend.
Publish June 22, 2006

NOTICE OF INTENT

Pursuant to Section 121.055,
Florida Statutes, the Gulf
County Board of County
Commissioners intends to des-
ignate the position of Road
Department Superintendent
as Senior Management Class
under the Florida Retirement
System, effective July 3, 2006.

/s/ Carmen McLemore,
Chairman
Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris,
Clerk
Ad: #2006-077
Publish: June 22 and June 29,
2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
COURT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY

IN RE: The Estate of -

LOYAL LAWRENCE JONES,
CASE NO.: 06-16PR
Decedent.


/

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the
Estate of LOYAL LAWRENCE
JONES, File No. 06-16PR, is
pending in the Circuit Court of
Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is 1000 Fifth Street, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456. The name
and address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are as
set forth below.
ALLINTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this
Notice is served who have
objections that challenge the
qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue, or
jurisdiction of this Court, are
required to file their objections
with this Court within the lat-
ter of three (3) months after the
date of the first publication of
this Notice or thirty (30) days
after the date of service of a copy
of the Notice on them.
All creditors of the Decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against Decedent's
Estate on whom a copy of this
Notice is served, within three
(3) months after the date of the
first publication of this Notice
must file their claims with this
Court within the latter of three
(3) months after the date of the
first publication of this Notice or
thirty (30) days after the date of
service of a copy of this.Notice
on them.
All creditors of the Decedent
and persons having claims or
demands against Decedent's
Estate must file their claims
with this Court within three (3)
months after the date of the first
publication of this Notice.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS,
AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first pub-
lication of this Notice is June
22, 2006

Keith L. Jones
Personal Representative
411 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456


Timothy J. McFarland, Esquire
P.O. Box 202
326 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FL Bar No.: 0984868
(850) 227-3113
Attorney for Personal
Representative
June 22, 29, July 6 & 13, 2006

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION
NOTICE OF APPLICATION

The Department announc-
es receipt of an application for
permit from St. Joe Land and.
Development Company, File No.
23-0221735-002-DF, to impact
0.45-acre of wetlands to provide
infrastructure associated with
the proposed Bv'"iw EsFtates
:, I.. l',i.i:,n Tobe pr.:p.:i,,ze. proj-
;.:r li .:-;ited or Hi.. a' 98
ir. P n -rt .i:oe *: e.:r ,.: r 13,
Township 08-South, and Range
11-West, Longitude 85 17'


58.68" West, Latitude 29 47'
12.63" North, in Gulf County.
This application is being
processed and is available for
public inspection during nor-
mal business hours, 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except legal holidays,
at the Northwest District office
at 160 Governmental Center,
Pensacola, Florida 32502-5794.
Publish June 22, 2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY

IN PROBATE
IN RE:
The Estate of
JANIS A. MINZNER,
CASE NO.: 06-44 PR
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:

The administration of the
estate of Janis A. Minzner,
deceased, File Number 06- 44
PR, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Gulf County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address
of which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and that personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is served within three
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS.AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
"All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is June 22, 2006.
/S/ALLAN L. MINZNER,
Personal Representative
/S/S. RUSSELL SCHOLZ,
ESQ.,
RISH, GIBSON, SCHOLZ &
GROOM, P.A.
FL BAR NO.:0224839
116 Sailor's Cove Drive
P. 0. BOX 39
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457
850 229-8211
iTTrj)R!j', FOR .PERSONAL
RLF rtE_ E rATFV'
June 22,.& 29, 2006


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MARCH 28, 2006
REGULAR MEETING
continued

BUILDING OFFICIAL / LEAVE
OF ABSENCE
Chief Administrator But-
ler discussed a request from
Building Official Brad Bailey for
a Leave of Absence (Item #6 re-
moved from the Consent Agen-
da), and recommended that the
Board approve a 30-day L.O.A.
Commissioner Peters motioned
to approve this recommendation,
and Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion for discussion:
After discussion, the motion.and
second were amended to reflect
that Lee Collinswbrth will be the
interim Building Official during.
this time period (at Building Of-
ficial rate of pay). The motion
then passed unanimously.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
/ 9-1-1 COORDINATOR
Emergency. Management
Director Nelson introduced new
Emergency Management/9-1-1
Coordinator Ben Guthrie, and
the Board welcomed him to Gulf
County.
T.D.C. BEACH ACCESS /
BEACH RENOURISHMENT -
DUNES DRIVE
T.D.C. Director Pickett pre-
sented a proposed drawing of
a Dunes Drive beach access
point with 100 parking spaces
(includes a C. R. 30 spillover,
a bathhouse, and a walkover
to the beach) in conjunction
with the St. Joseph Peninsula
Beach Nourishment Project for
the Board's approval. Upon mo-
tion by Commissioner Barnes,
second by Commissioner Peters,
and unanimous vote, the Board
approved this proposal.
T.D.C. BEACH ACCESS I
BEACH RENOURISHMENT -
CAPE PALMS PARK
T.D.C. Director Pickett pre-
sented a proposed drawing of
Cape Palms 'Park, stating' it
currently qualifies as a second-
ary access point and in order to
make it a primary access point
in conjunction with the St. Jo-
seph Peninsula Beach Nourish-
ment Project, the parking needs
to be expanded to 100 spaces
(an additional 29). Upon motion
by Commissioner Peters, second
by Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the' Board ap-
proved this proposal.
COMMUNITY RATING
SYSTEM (C.R.S.) / FLOOD
RATING
Planner Richardson stated
that the County went through
their floodplain management
review last week and, through
the assistance of the Build-
ing Department, G.I.S., Road
Department and Public Works
. Department, the County's rating
was lowered from a 9 to an 8,
which will be about a 10% re-
duction in flood insurance rates
for floodplain homeowners (not
in an "x" zone). Upon motion
by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Barnes,'
and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed for the Chairman to ex-
ecute' the necessary documents
that must be submitted.'
IMPACT FEE WORKSHOP
Planner Richardson reported
that the Impact Fee Workshop is
scheduled for April 11th, and
inquired about a time. Upon
motion by Commissioner Wil-
liams, second by Commissioner
Barnes, and unanimous vote,
1. i


the Board agreed to hold the
workshop on April 11th at 5:00
p.m., E.T.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
APPROVAL
Planner Richardson stated
that the Comp Plan should be
ready for adoption by the Board
on April 1th.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING /
DEVELOPERS
Commissioner Traylor
discussed the need for afford-
able housing in Gulf County,
reporting that an out-of-state
j.d ,:-1:.pe ; :..'n-sidering a 300-
ac.- rl.:.-iit'e housing tract
in Overstreet. He then read an
article it'.,m P:,Tr. 6ba-.:r. C..i,-ir.
about rr.e I.:..: e.. rnr,nir.i re.
quiring that 11% of each devel-
opment be designated for afford--
able housing, and stated that
Gulf County should consider a
similar plan. After discussion,
Dannie Bolden, of Gulf County
C.D.C., discussed a meeting that
.was held today with several local
developers regarding affordable
housing. He stated that some of
the issues discussed were' credit
situations for homeowners, in-
centives for developers (i.e. in-
frastructure, etc.). After further
discussion, the Board agreed to
consider these issues.
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM
Upon inquiry by Commis-
sioner Peters about the S.H.I.P.
Program Citizen Advisory Com-
mittee, Dannie Bolden stated
that Plan revisions will be
needed this year, and the Gulf
County C.D.C. will be seeking
citizen input in preparing it. He
stated that the final plan will be
presented to the Board for adop-
tion.
PORT ST. JOE HIGH
SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM /
RECOGNITION
Commissioner Peters re-
ported that he and Commission-
er Williams attended the Port
St. Joe High School Football
Banquet, and the F.H.S.A.A.
and Coaches presented certifi-
cates to each County Commis-
sioner for their assistance to
the State Champion Sharks.
Commissioner Peters then pre-
sented certificates to Chairman
McLemore and Commissioners
Traylor and Barnes.
SPECIAL PROJECTS
PAYMENTS.
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved
the following Special Projects
payments:
Dist. 1 Gulf County Exten-
sion Service 4H Club
$ 200.00
Dist. 2 Gulf County Exten-
sion Service 4H Club
$ 200.00

(End)

AFFORDABLE HOUSING /
DEVELOPERS
Upon inquiry by Commis-
sioner Williams, Commissioner
Traylor reported that the afford-
able housing percentage that
Palm Beach County requires is
11%. Commissioner Williams
then discussed that the Board
approved a 157-unit subdivision
tonight, and if they had this pol-
icy, it would equal 17 affordable
housing units. After discussion,
Commissioner Traylor discussed
that his main concern is with St.
Joe Company.
GROWTH MANAGEMENT
*t'


WORKSHOP
Commissioner Williams pre-
sented an agenda for, a Growth
Management workshop that he
and Chief Administrator Butler
will be attending, stating that
the Florida Association of Coun-
ties has requested that he be a
panelist and facilitator in this
workshop.
TOWN HALL MEETING -
WHITE CITY
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed that U. S.. Congressman
Boyd's representative Bobby
Pickels attended the White City
.:., Mall1 mdl I.: ;.n
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prr.-J rhaL r Ir p..: ;1: "- ** 111 ,.
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them to re-assess the White City
area within the next 60 days.
2006 LEGISLATIVE DAY
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed that he will be attend-
ing the 2006 Legislative Day
in Tallahassee tomorrow, and
presented a proposed funding
request letter for the Stumphole
area to Speaker of the House
Bense. Upon motion by Com-
missioner Williams, second
by Coinmissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board ap-
proved this letter.
INDUSTRIAL TRAFFIC /
SAND PIT HIGHLAND VIEW
Commissioner Williams re-
ported that he talked with the
Department of Community Af-
fairs regarding i the. property
(the property-is part of St. Joe
Company's D.R.I.) that is being
tsed to re-route industrial traf-
fic from Red Fish Street to the
Sand Pit.behind Highland View.
He stated that the road would
be used for a 3-5 year period for
industrial traffic, and when the
road is no longer needed, the
County would reassume the
property for conservation pur-
poses (park, etc.).
BUTLER BAY ROAD
Commissioner Williams re-
ported that he requested contin-
gency plans from the developers
(New Orchard Group) to show
whdre their. driveways would be
etc., if the County keeps Butler
Bay Road, but has not received
a response.
2006-07 BUDGET PROCESS
Commissioner Williams
requested that the Board hold
workshops with the County
Departments prior to holding
the regular budget workshops,
in order to discuss future plan-
ning, etc.
HONEYVILLE STORM
SHELTER AND PARK
Upon inquiry by Bill Stitt of
White City, Chairman McLemore
reported that Honeyville Park
will be open in approximately 2
weeks. He stated that the plans
for the shelter are approximately
95% complete, and the Board
will then be ready to advertise to
receive sealed bids for construc-
tion of the shelter.
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM /
INSURANCE
Dannie Bolden, of Gulf
County C.D.C., thanked Com-
missioners Peters, Williams and
Barnes for attending the meet-
ing last week regarding insur-
ance. He stated that they will
host a county-wide presentation
regarding insurance issues (pos-
sibly on each end of the county),
and he discussed his concerns
about the effect hurricanes have
on the local insurance rates and
availability.
COMMUNITY RATING


SYSTEM (C.R.S.) / FLOOD
RATING
Chief Administrator Butler
discussed the efforts of Plan-
ner. Richardson in preparing
the information which helped to
reduce the County's flood insur-
ance rating (with the assistance
of the departments earlier men-
tioned by Planner Richardson).
The Board commended Planner
Richardson for his work on this
project.
E.O.C. IDENTIFICATION
CARDS
Emergency Management
Director Nelson requested that
each Commissioner come to the
E.O.C. after the Board meeting
to have their identification badg-
es prepared.
BUDGET AMENDMENT /
IMPACT FEE STUDY
Upon inquiry by- Commis-
sioner Peters regarding the bud-
get amendment for the Impact
Fee Study (Item #4 removed.
from the Consent Agenda), Chief
Administrator Butler discussed
that the Board had agreed to
pay for the study from the funds
budgeted for the grant writer,
but a grant writer has now been
hired and must be paid from
those funds. After discussion,
Commissioner Peters motioned
to amend the General Fund
budget by reducing cash to be
carried forward and increasing
the appropriate line item in the
amount of $67,200.00 to pay for
the impact fee study. Commis-
sioner Williams seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY
APPROVAL ST. JOE
COMPANY
Commissioner Williams
discussed the request from St.
Joe Company for the Board to
grant them a variance to al-
low Timber Road to have a 54-
foot right-of-way, instead of 66
(Item#9 removed from the Con-
sent Agenda). After discussion
by members of the Board, this
matter was tabled for further
review.
COUNTY ROAD
ENCROACHMENT
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed the issue regarding the
County road that encroaches
.onto Gene Hanlon's property
(stating that this area is in a
swamp), and he discussed that
the Board should just consider
abandoning the roadway. After
discussion, the Board tabled
this matter for further review.
ROADWAY ABANDONMENT /
RAFFIELD FISHERIES
Chairman McLemore / dis-
cussed the road'going into Raf-
field Fisheries, stating that it
is a paved, gated road. After
discussion by members of the
Board, Commissioner Williams
motioned to begin the aban-
donment process on this road.
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed 4-0,
with Commissioner Barnes ab-
staining due to family involve-
ment with the Raffield's.
There being no further busi-
ness and upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, the meeting
did then adjourn at 7:09 p.m.,
E.T.
CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK


RED HILLS



2006 Southern Livingand Progressive Farmer"



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MW without notice. Access to this property is prohibited without the express consent of St Joe or Its agentVolId where prohibited by law Equal Housing Opportunity
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TLC Lawn Service
S "Every yard needs a little TLC"

~229-6435
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Weed Round Up Sprinkler Systems
Trimming, Fertilizing Installed & Repaired
Licensed and Insured


SKilgore's
BRICK PAVERS
& TILE

Driveways, Patios, Pooldecks,
Retaining Walls, Stonework &
Granite Countertops
Office: (850) 229-1980
Cell: (850) 258-4312

Free Estimates
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Cleaning Specialist
CARPET CLEANING
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UPHOLSTERY CLEANING
24 HOUR WATER EXTRACTION
RV'S CARS TRUCKS VANS
LICENSED AND INSURED
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL


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COMPANY REAL
ESTATE APPRAISAL &
CONSULTING SERVICE
A Financial Service Institution
Residential Vacant Land* Commercial Appraisals

JAMES E. "JAMIE" LESTER

Real Estate Appraiser & Broker
Master Degree Business Administration
State Certified Residential Appraiser
License#RD-0001087
Broker License#BK532115
"PROVIDING A QUALITY SERVICE TO A
QUALITY COMMUNITY"
Including Consulting Assignments Market Analysis
Feasibility Studies Finances Investments
Eminent Domain Estates Tax Purposes

850-639-4200
Fax 850-639-9756
Serving Gulf, Franklin, Bay, Calhoun,
Liberty, & Jackson Counties Specialty
Assignments State Wide


Rod & Reel Repair
Bluewater Outriggers
Port City Shopping Center
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Vinyl Siding & Gutters
Doors Windows
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Cell 850-596-8234 Tel 850-229-5445
Remodeling Decks Boardwalks
Painting Roofing Pressure Washing
Doors & Windows Kitchens & Baths
Free Estimates Local References


Coastal & Native '
Landscapes


IRRIGATION
INSTALLATION & REPAIR
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Landscape Design &
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850-927-4090
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with a focus on native and naturalized plants. We offer
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Inlays- Borders and Medallions
Installation Sanding and Refinishing Repair Custom
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ZD home furnishing, clothes
(plus size) and much
PETS & ANIMALS MERCHANDISE more...
Pt. St. Joe 691 Duvall St
2100- Pets 3100- Antiques Fri & Sat 7am-? Wedding
2110 Pets: Free to 3110 Appliances stuff, cake stuff, all kinds of
Good Home 3120 Arts & Crafts
2120 Pet Supplies 3130 Auctions stuff!
;,2130 Farm Animals/ 3140 Baby Items Pt.St. Joe 104 Nautilus Ct
Supplies 3150 Building Supplies Sat 8am-2pm. Toys, elec-
2140 Pets/Livestock 3160 Business trick scooters, air hockey ta-
Wanted Equipment ble, misc.
3170 Collectibles
3180 Computers
T 3190 Electronics
3200 Firewood
2100 3210 Free Pass It On 3260
3220 Furniture Herbalife Products www.
3230 Garage/Yard Sales getslimdown.net www.
Dogs & Cats 3240- Guns gethookedonhealth.net
For Sale? 3250 Good Things to Eat brendarosefranklin@char
3260- Health Fitness ter.net 1-866-779-2659 -
3270- Jewelry/Clothing (618) 462-5465 Lose 30
3280 Machinery/ lbs in 30 days. Cellular nu-
Equipment triton, targeted health. Anti
3290 Medical Equipment skin care.
3300 Miscellaneous going in care.
3310 Musical Instruments
S3320 Plants & Shrubs/
Supplies
3330 Restaurant/Hotel 3280
3340 Sporting Goods Craftsman Large Band
3350 -Tickets (Buy & Sell) Saw, table saw, planer,
and wood lathe. Asking
CE $1350 for all call 229-6435
There are specific Flori-
da Statutes applicable 3110
to the sale of dogs and WASHER/DRYER in good
cats within the state or WAcondon, $ n g -3300
transportated into the condition, $75 each. Call 3300
nstia~tefrth rose o 850-227-8225, 227-5770 or GE Pot Scrubber 800 dish-
state for the purpose of 648-5081 ask for Dan or washer, Whirlpool double
selling. Diana. oven, self cleaning with
Please research Flori- electronic control system,
da Statute 828.29 (Dogs Magic Chef 5 burner gas
and cats transported r cook top. All three like
and cats transported or n $5 f t
offered for sale; heah new, $750 for all, 5 ton
offered for sale; health 3120 Ruud CA/C, make offer,
requirements; consumer
guarantee) before Ceramic Molds for sale. 850-227-1753
you offer for sale a cat Over 700. $2-$5 each. In Steel Buildings
or dog. good shape. Excellent for
business,. schools, or 4 ONLY- 40X60, 50x80,
home. Call850-653-8393 80x100, 100x250. MUST
MOVE. Call Today! Selling
To Place For the Balance.
To Place FF 1-800-411-5869 Ext 104

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Pedic Jumbo Pillow Top
in The Mat/Box set, Warranty, List
I$890 sell $244. 850-
528-1422 or 850-528-5426
Times
EMPLOYMENT
lassifieds 3230 4100- Help Wanted
Call Port st o 2 Pm 4110- Restaurants/Clubs
zPortSt.WJoe 102 Palm 4120 Sales/Telemarketing
~CallBreeze Way. New Jones 4130- Employment
Holmestead Subdivision. Information
(850) 747-5020 SAt 6/24 8am-? Plus size
adult, pre teen, and teen
Or clothing, antique items,
hshld, AR Books, old juke- I
1(800) 345-8688 box w/records (early b
70's-80's) too much to list.

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For Classified
In-column Advertisers
All ads placed by phone are read back to the adver-
tiser to insure correctness. The newspaper will as- Deep Clean Auto Detail.
sume correctness at the time of the read-back proce- Pick up and Drop off for an
dure unless otherwise informed, unsurpassed clean. Call
850-227-4476 or .827-4295

Please

OLD MAIDS BY THE BAY
your ad INC cleaning service. Resi-
dential, vacation rental.
Pressure washing. Call
Advertisers are requested to check the advertise- 229-1654. Leave message.
ment on the first insertion for correctness. Errors
should be reported immediately.
The News Herald will not be responsible for more WBL
than one incorrect insertion, nor will it be liable for D&D's LAWN SERVICE.
any error in advertisements to a greater extent than Reliable Mexico Beach
the cost of the space occupied by the error, couple will landscape,
& mow. Storm Clean Up.
Any copy change, during ordered schedule consti- Also Available for Port St.
tutes a new ad and new charges. Joe, Wewa & The Cape.
Dan & Diana 227-8225 or
The News Herald DOES NOT guarantee position of 648-5081 or 227-5770
ANY ad under any classification.


I 4100 4100 4100 4100 1 4100
Drivers Cashier
WAdministre alker's Dixie Dandy,
AdministrativeAdministrative 2176 US 98 Hiland
AdministrativeAN View.Apply in person.
Office Assistant- Perm/ AN General ViewApply in person.
Part time. Data Entry & MS EARN AS YOU General
Receptionist Computer skills a must. LEARN
Start your career off right 850-639-5551 Career! AmeriGas HVAC Installer needed im-
with the St Joe Companyl Enland Tran rt Pr an mediately for HVAC. top
St Joe is currently search- England Transport Propane pay, insurance benefits,
ing for a part-time recep- now offers is accepting applications call Emerson Cooling &
tionist; hours are Sat 9-6 On-the-job CDL Training for a Service Techni- Heating, 229-9400
Sun 12:30-6 in Port St Joe No credit check clan for our Apalachico-
Qualified candidate will Automotive No co-signers la location. Individual will General
ha a rk No down payment! install, repair, and
ave 1-2 years wok expe- Advanced Auto Parts is Toll-Free maintian propane gas JOB NOTICE
sional and friendly MS Of- currently seeking applica- 1-866-619-6081 systems, appliances and The City of Port St. Joe is
fice skills are also re- tions for position of PT equipment. Require- accepting applications for
quired. We offer great pay sales Associate in Port St Drivers ments include a high the following positions:
and an excellent benefits Joe. Advanced offers com- school diploma(or equiv-
package! petitive pay, flexible sched- talent a valid class B, PATROLMAN I
ules, & Significant benefits DRIVER CDL with hazmat and DOQ or $29,083/year
Please submit Resume via program for PT. Success- TRAINEES tanker endorsements, a (If Certified w/Experience)
fax to 229-7952, mail to ful applicants must be great driving record and
rebeccastandi gej2oe friendly, have auto parts NEEDED NOW! satisfactory completion Applications may be pick-
com or visit careers.ioe. knowledge & Dependable, Werner needs entry level of DOT physical, drug ed up and returned to the
com to submit an. online Also Be Customer, Team, Semi drivers. No exp. re- test & background Municipal Building
application & resume. & change oriented. Inter- quired. Avg. $36K + 1st yrl check, Complete bene- 305 Fifth Street
Please notate on resume ested applicants should 60% home nightly/weekly, fits package and com- Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
FT or PT. apply in person at Ad- CDL training in your area. petitive wages. Please Application period will
Equal Opportunity vanced Auto Parts at 201 1-866-280-5309 fax resume to Sales & be opened until
Employer Monument Ave, Port St Service Manager positions are filled.
Pre-Employmerit Drug Joe FL. Drivers 850-653-8225 The City of Port St. Joe
Screening Required enforces a Drug-Free
USA Genearal Workplace Policy and is
USA eneralan Equal Opportunity/
READY MIX Affirmative Action
Domestic Now hiring Class A&B IMMEDIATE Employer.
CDL Ready Mix drivers.
vGulf County Senior Cti- Excellent benefits and OPENING:
Administrative es ti no wages. Apply in person Part Time Maintenance/
A itizen's Association is now04 10W
hiring for the folln 1001 Cecil Costin Blvd. Handyman needed for
hiring for the following Port St. Joe, FL Geri-Care Assisted Liv- Healthcare
Sales Assistant positions: 850-229-8858 ing and Beacon Villa
The WinMark Beach Homemaker USA EOE Retirement Center. Flex-
Sales Center in Port St Joe *Custodian/Meall ible hours, great work Busy Medical
is currently searching for a Delivery environment, rewarding Office
Sales Assistant to provide and meaningful job. We
excellent customer service All employees must are looking for a hard
in the real estate industry pass a criminal back- working, committed per- Seeking Full time, profes-
FL Real Estate license pr pass a criminal back-& Drivers son who is comfortable sonal office personnel.&
FL Real Estate license pre-ground check & drug working with elders, CNA or MA Computer and
ferred but not required. screen. Contact Debbie Wand for Localnowlg eers r Comp er- ke o bn
Must be flexible regarding at 850-229-8466 or a- Wanted for Local Compa- knowledgeable of basic clerical experience neces-
schedule and posses in- pty850-229 6 or ny Home every night. 1 electrical and plumbing sary. Must have excellent
termediate MS Office co- ply @ GCSCA, 10 i- year ex. Clean MVR. Class repairs, able to handle people skills. Inquiries
puter skills. Most of all r A & B license. $300 Sign- heavy lifting, and can please contact 850-227-
qualified candidate must On -Bonus after 90 Days. assist with driving our 7070 to apply.
be friendly, outgoing and 769-9136. Senior passenger van
when needed. This em-
professionallployee will report to our AVC
Please submit Resume via Assisted Living Adminis- EARN $$$ F
fax to 229-7952, email to trator. The right candi- SUMMER
rebecca.standige joe. date must pass a back- S R V
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com to submit an online screening. We are an FREE GIFT WIT
application resume. equal opportunity em-
EqualOpportunity player. If interested, CALL CHERI MAX
Equal Opportunity .please call Deborah
Employer D Ferguson at
Pre-Employment Drug 850-647-4000.
Screening Required THURSDAY r

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local vet. Reliable pet sit- MaL Manley, CAl, AARE,Auction Coordiator with exceptional sales &
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Assistant
Project Manager
St Joe Towns & Resorts
has been recognized as
the nation's premier devel-
oper of resort and residen-
tial communities. The St
Joe mission is to plan, de-
velop, build, and operate
master-planned residential
and resort communities,
by offering real estate ser-
vices to a broad spectrum
of customers. Currently,
St. Joe Towns & Resorts is
seeking an Assistant Proj-
ect Manager for the Port St
Joe area. The APM will
manage all elements of
business planning, entitle-
ments, planning, design
and construction of resort
residential communities.
General. knowledge of
project management, fea-
sibility analysis, and cost
benefit analysis are essen-
tial. Must have excellent
communication and
multi-tasking skills. Mini-
mum 4 year degree and 5
years of combined techni-
cal training and related
project management expe-
rience required. Engineer-
ing or construction educa-
tion preferred. Basic
knowledge of Auto CADD
and MS Project a plus.
We offer great pay and an
excellent benefits pack-
age.
Please fax your resume to
850-229-7952, email to re-
becca.standige@ joe.com
or visit careers.joe.com to
submit an online applica-
tion & resume.
Equal Opportunity
Employer
Pre-Employment Drug
Screening Required

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Healthcare

Omni Home care is cur-
rently accepting applica-
tions for a Per Diem RN as
well as a Per Diem Home
Health Aid to cover the fol-
lowing service area. Port
St. Joe, Appalachicola,
Mexico Beach,
Wewahitchka, and
Carrabelle. Please contact
Sarah Monahan at
850-215-4061

Management


Office Mgr
Extensive work load.
Quick Books, A/P A/R.
etc prefer experience,
would consider bright
candidate willing to
learn who is available
40 hrs. per week. Call
George Duren,
229-6031. All applica-
tions held in confidence

Professional


CLOSING
COORDINATOR
Do not miss out on this ex-
citing opportunity to work
for one of Florida's best
employers! WindMark
Beach Sales Center in Port
St Joe has an immediate
opening for a Closing Co-
ordinator. Individual
should have previous real
estate closing and title
work experience or mort-
gage experience. Attention
to detail and the ability to
handle multiple tasks in a
fast-paced environment re-
quired. We offer great pay
and an excellent benefits
package!

Please submit Resume via
fax to 229-7952, email to
rebecca.standige(@joe.
com or visit careers.ioe.
com to submit an online
application & resume
Equal Opportunity
Employer
Pre-Employment Drug
Screening Required.

Professional


PROJECT
COORDINATOR
St Joe Towns & Resorts is
currently seeking a Project
Coordinator in Port St Joe.
The PC manages the work
of project teams including
contractors and consult-
ants and reports to the
Project Manager. Respon-
sible for managing project
scope, budget and sched-
ule for approved projects.
Experience in evaluating
consultant proposals, con-
tracts, processing invoices
and negotiating change
orders preferred. MS
Word, Excel, Outlook com-
puter skills required. Do
not miss out on this excit-
ing opportunity to work for
one of Florida's best em-
ployers! We offer great
pay and an excellent ben-
efits package!

Please fax your resume
to 850-229-7952, email to:
rebecca.standige@joe.
com or visit careers.joe.
com to submit an online
application and resume.
Equal Opportunity
Employer
Pre-Employment Drug
Screening Required.


Handyman
Port St. Joe Area
-Plumbing
.Electrical
.Painting
-Light Framing
-Yard Work
JOEY BARBEE
850-229-6147
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Oil-Related

Youngquist Brothers, Inc.
Excellent Job Opportunity
in South Florida! Positions
Available: -Drillers
*Derricks *Floor Hands -
Excellent benefits package
available after 90 days.
Fax resume 239-489-4545
or contact Cliff at
239-489-4444. MUST
PASS PHYSICAL & DRUG
TEST. Drug Free
Workplace



Professional

Receptionist/ Reserva-
tionist for established real
estate office on Mexico
Beach, Computer exp req.,
Some weekend duty, and
public relations exp. a plus
call Parker Realty 850-648-
5777 or fax 850-648-5779.
Technical

Employment Opportunity
in South Florida! Land
Based Deep injection well
contractor has the follow-
ing opening: Cementing
Supervisor. Duties and Re-
sponsibilities: Coordinates
and oversees cementing
service line work at the
well site. Provides the
planning necessary for the
job by providing instruc-
tionsto the crew and
equipment used. Directs
the activities of the crew
during the rigging up an
rigging down at a location.
Coordinates the clean up,
repair, and preparation of
equipment for the next job.
Top pay plus benefits, ve-
hicle allowance relocation
expense. Fax resume
239-489-4545 or contact
Dan at 239-489-4444.
MUST PASS TEST. PHYSI-
CAL & DRUG TEST. Drug
Free Workplace
Trades

Arizona
Chemical Mfg
Our Port St. Joe, FL fa-
cility, is currently hiring
laborer positions. Posi-
tion requirements in-
clude: being able to
work with diverse
teams, work well with
management and peers.
Be willing to promote
into higher jobs as op-
portunities arise, -and
willing to work on a rota-
ting basis (shift work).
Five yrs industrial mfg
experience desired.
Starting pay is $13.85
per hour. Qualified ap-
plicants should apply'at
the Workforce Center,
Gulf/Franklin Center,
3800 Garrison Ave., Port
St. Joe, or at the Work-
force Center, 625 Hwy
231, Panama City, FL.
Deadline to apply is
Fri. June 30, 2006. No
applications will be ac-
cepted at the manufac-
turing facility in Port St.
Joe. Aritona Chemical
is an equal opportunity
employer, M/F/D/V.


4100
Need A Helper
or A Chore Person
Call Myriam@ 227-9496
Real Estate

Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach Inc. is looking for
an experienced Sales
agent. Please call to dis-
cuss 850-648-5777
Trades

Immediate opening P/T
maintenance/handy man
needed for Geri-care As-
sisted living,, in Beacon
Villa Retirement Center.
Flexible hours. We are
looking for a hard working
person who is comfortable
working with elders,
knowledgeable of basic
electrical & plumbing re-
pairs, able to handle heavy
lifting, and who can assist
with driving our senior pas-
senger van when needed.
This employee will report
to our administrator. The
right candidate must pass
a background check and
drug screening. We are an
EKE employer. If interest-
ed, please call at
647-4000.

Trades

JOB NOTICE

The Gulf County Board
of County Commis-
sioners is accepting ap-
plications for one
full-time Laborer for our
Road Department. Start-
ing salary is $10.35 per
hour. This is a bar-
gaining unit (Union) po-
sition with full benefits.
Applications and a com-
plete job description are
available in our Human
Resources Office (1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd., Port St. Joe), or
at:
www.gulfcounty
government.com
Applications will be ac-
cepted until 5:00 p.m.,
E.T. on June 23, 2006 at
the Gulf County Human
Resources Office. For
more information,
please contact Human
Resources Director De-
nise Manuel at (850)
229-5335.

Gulf County enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace
Policy and is an Equal
Opportunity/ Affirmative
Action Employer.



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General


GULF COAST
COMMUNITY
COLLEGE
Culinary Specialist re-
sponsible for planning, or-
ganizing and directing the
activities of the college
food service operation.
Requires A.S. degree in
culinary arts/related field &
5 yrs. exp. in a.similar op-.
eratiori; comparable train-
ing & exp. may substitute
min. requirements. Salary
range begins $23k. Open
Until Filled. Additional info:
http://dept.gulfcoast.edu/
jobs. GCCC is an EA/EO/
M/F/Vet employer.


General

Have you heard the
news??!?


The "World Fa-
mous"
Toucan's Res-
taurant &Lounge
on Mexico Beach is hav-
ing "Growing Pains!"
All positions avaialble.
High salary w/plenty of
incentives. Housing is
available for Managers
only.
Call 850-648-4301 for
interview.
Mon-Fri. 8 am-5pm CST


General

Now Hiring Experienced
Servers Amanda's Bistro
Apply in person, between
2-4pm. 2904 Hwy 98, Mex-
ico Bch 850-648-5102




4130

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Ads in this classifica-
tion may or may not re-
quire an investment or
may be multi-level mar-
keting opportunities. We
do not recommend giv-
ing credit card .or bank
account information out
over the phone. Always
research the company
you plan to do business
with BEFORE investing.


$100K/100 Days CASH
Simply returning phone
calls. Not a job, not MLM.
No selling, no explaining.
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Advertising Sales Pro
Wanted Top Commissions,
experience required. For
phone interview, Mr.
Haggerty, 877- 665-6618


Clerical
Administrative
Earn $12-$48/hour. Full
benefits. Paid training. Var-
ious Government Positions
Available. Homeland Secu-
rity, Law Enforcement,
Wildlife and more.
Call 7 days
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Earn Up To $550 Weekly
Working through the gov-
ernment. Part-time, no ex-
perience needed. Call to-
day! 1-800-488-2921 ask
for Dept. L.


Fire Your Boss! Tap into
the "Webucation" trend
and earn $1000 $5000
per week! We train, you
earn. www.4at-home- prof-
its.biz 866-391-7279


Flexible Home Data Entry
Work $420/part time,
$800+/full time per week.
No Experience Necessary.
Computer required.
1-800-360-1272.


Local Work at home: Love
scented candles? A fun
way to earn extra income.
For information and to reg-
ister to win FREE candles
www.candlemomz.com
850-892-2629
Must Sell! Established
route. Unique school pro-
gram. Minimum invest-
ment. $9250. Call Today
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Now Hiring For 2006
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starting. Avg. Pay $57K
year. Federal benefits,
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tion may or may not re-
quire an investment or
may be multi-level mar-
keting opportunities. We
do not recommend giv-
ing credit card or bank
account information out
over the phone. Always
research the company
you plan to do business
with BEFORE investing.

Serious
Entrepreneurs.
Do You Have the Drive,
Desire, and Passion to
Make Some Real Money
From Your Own Home
Based Business. If So Call
(800)587-9046 Ext. 9931




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REAL ESTATE FOR RENT
6100 Business/
Commercial
6110 Apartments
6120 Beach Rentals
6130 Condo/Townhouse
6140 House Rentals
6150 Roommate Wanted
6160 Rooms for Rent
6170 Mobile Home/Lot
6180 Out-of-Town Rentals
6190 -Timeshare Rentals
6200 Vacation Rentals






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(8501229-8014


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In Port St, Joe


814-7400

New Commercial Office
and warehouse storage for
lease in St. Joe commerce
park located on Industrial Rd.
(FL Hwy 382) behind Arizona
Chemical. Each space consists
of an office, bath, storage
closet and warehouse with
10' roll'up door. Convenient
t6 all locations, 1/2 mile off
Hwy 98. 1000 sq. ft. each
space. $550 per month. 12
month leases. One monthly
security deposit.
Office (850) 229-8014
Home (850) 229-8030
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REAL ESTATE FOR
7100 Homes
7110 Beach Home/
Property
7120 Commercial
7130 Condo/Townhouse
7140 Farms & Ranches
7150 Lots and Acreage
7160 Mobile Homes/Lots
7170 Waterfront
7180- Investment
Property
7190- Out-of-Town
Real Estate
7200 Timeshare



7100




2 BR 1 BA Port St.Joe.
Corer lot with bay view.
REDUCED $215K
850-762-3252
www.forsalebyowner.com/
20589028


2 br, 1 ba Cottage home
on .25 acre lot at 605 Mar-
vin Ave, PSJ. Almost com-
pletely remodeled and re-
wired with- beautiful origi-
nal hardwood floors, new
carpet, new tile, and new
A/C. Reduced $189,000.
Call 850-814-1040.


100 Sunset Cr. PSJ, This
luxurious home offers Bay
view, formal living/dining
rooms, breakfast room,
custom built kitchen
w/appliances, family room,
3 b r, 2 ba, .5 ba w/ mud
room, laundry room, secu-
rity, & sprinkler systems,
hurricane shutters, home
warranty, 2544 sf, $590K,
MLS# 108138 Call Gary
Poole Coldwell Banker
899-1134 or 769-8971


6100

CONTRACTOR'S
WAREHOUSE
unit 1250 SF/ office bath-
room 12x12 roll up door,
located at the corner of
Pondarosa Pines & Ruth-
erford in Jones Home-
stead. $650 a month in-
cludes util. 1 year lease
+1 mo. rent dep. 647-2715
after 6pm.


LARGE WAREHOUSE ap-
proximately 850sf. Has of-
fice & restroom $450 per
month. 850-814-7400




6110

Gulf Aire: 1br, lba, wash-
er/dryer, privacy fenced
yard, pool, private beach,
tennis court, pets ok,
i6-S. + ,.p Call 639-2690




S6130

Mexico Beach 2 BR 2 BA
Brand New! Condo, 0.5
mi. to Mex. Bch, Pool,
$980 mo Call Brian
404-663-0226




61404

2 br 1 ba house on 2 lots,
Small but Cute, Clean &
efficient. Has large kitchen,
CH&A, & large front deck,
1 Block from St Joe Bay,
$700mo, Call 227-5301 or
227-6297


Gulfaire: 1 br, 1 ba TH, +
loft, all appliances including
washer/dryer. Pool & ten-,
nis courts. $700mo/+ dep.
850-648-8007


Very Nice 3 br, 2 ba,
fenced in yard, newly re-
modeled, nice neighbor-
hood, close to schools,
NO PETS! references A
MUST. $850/mo. 1st, last,
and sec. required. Call
850-227-7125 or 227-5453


Wewahitchka: 3 br, 2 ba,
with fenced in yard. in
Dalkeith area, close to sev-
eral boat ramps, less than
1/2 mile off Hwy 71. No
smoking, no Pets, refer-
ences req'd. $800
mo/+$500 (1st & last)
dep, 1 year lease. Call
850-647-2552




617o

2 br, 1 be newly remod-
eled. Lawn maint. included
$495 per month + $250 de-
posit. Call 850-227-9350





2 br, 1.5 ba Mobile Home,
well maintained, less than
2 blks to beach, $750 mo.,
Unfurn'd. 205 Louisiana
Dr., Mexico Beach. Call
Sundance Realty 648-8700


The owners have moved
to Tennessee and are
committed to selling this
property at auction.
Top-of the-line hurricane
shutters make this home
as secure as it gets.
Walking distance to
beach and golfing on
Santa Rosa Beach on
Emerald Coast. 2068
sqft. brick home sits on
.35 acre corner lot.
Many first class ameni-
ties including gourmet
kitchen, immaculate in-
side, manicured out-
side. 10% off buyer's
premium. Call for terms
and down payment in-
formation
800-479-1763
John Dixon &
Associates
www.johndixon.com
In Association with
Realty One Services
Grayton Beach Florida.
FAL#AU2049
By Owner, 2/3 br, 2 ba,
house sits on 2 lots,
Whitfield Landing Road.
59 secs to Wetapo Boat
Ramp. Moving, Must Sell!
Asking $189K. 648-5450.
Mexico Beach Property
Reduced as much as 50%!
Seller need to sell. Take
advantage of the buyer's
market. Lowest prices in
years. See the top 25
Deals out of over 600 list-
ings: www.mexicobeach
sales.com Courtesy of
Zack Childs, Sundance
Realty, 850-819-0833.
Mexico Beach, 3 br 2 ba,
garage, pool, new roof &
carpet, fresh paint, FP,
$238,500, Pelican Walk
Real Estate 850-647-2473
PSJ:. For Sale by Owner.
Brick 3 br, 2 ba home, split
bdrm. plan. Excellent
cond. 2 car garage, Gulf
Aire, Call 850-647-8229
WEWAHITCHKA W. River
Rd. Two adjoining % acre
lots for sale in Circle J Es-
tates. Cleared and ready to
build. Property deed re-
stricted. Close to public
boat ramps and only 25 mi-
les from Panama City. Ask-
ing $55,000 each. Danny
Raffield 850-258-6874 Port
Realty Inc. 227-7979.
WEWAHITCHKA-135
Pineview Dr. 4 br, 3 ba,
brick home located in Cir-
cle J Estates on over
acre. Pool and patio area
A/pr'acyv fen.:e garage.
:.n ly jrr,n-,niv ifr,- do/jr, ..
town $265,000. Call Danny
Raffield 850-258-6874 Port
Realty, Inc. 850-227-7979.
WEWAHITCHKA-Pineview
Dr. Seven beautiful Y2 acre
wooded home sites for
sale. Located in Circle J
Estates. Deed restricted.
Close to public parks and
boat ramps. Asking
$37,000. Danny Raffield
850-258-6874 Port Realty,
Inc. 850-227-7979.



1 7110
Cape San Bias Great
Gulf View. 4/4.5 custom
home. A must see for
$975,000. Call Diane
Peevy at Port Realty 850-
527-2580. Owner/Agent
Cape San Bias- By Owner
Great Waterfront Home on
St. Joe Bay, 3 br, 2.5 ba
Custom Home. A Must see.
for $975K. 850-229-8334.
Panama City Beach cus-
tom contemporary home
with approx. 3900sf. 4 br, 3
ba with office, enclosed
pool/hot tub, 3 car gar.,
over 100ft of bay frontage,
near the new Pier Park.
Asking $1,690,000.00 Ju-
dith Bohn owner/realtor
Prudential Shimmering
Sands-850-814-6925 or
850-235-1433 MLS351009
Port St. Joe Pre- construc-
tion opportunity 2BR/
$414,000, 3BR/ $479,000
Buy now and save Call Di-
ane Peevy at Port Realty
850-527-2580



7130.
Panama City Beach Wild
Heron 3/2 approx. 2000sf
condo at Linkside. Nicely
Furnished. Great buy at
$649,900. Call Diane
Peevy at Port Realty 850-
527-2580. Owner/Agent
Pelican Walk 2 br, 2 ba +
den. 1650sf, completely
remodeled. $625,000.
Owner 770-231-7504
Treasure Island 2 br, 2 ba
lower floor, beautifully fur-
nished for sale by owner.
$535,000 770-231-7504



7150
45X155 Lot, block to
beach & intercoastal, Port
St. Joe, $145K. Panhandle
Realty 850-259-1904.
For Detailed Information
on The Top 15 Lot Deals in
Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach & Windmark Beach.
Visit: www.mexicobeach
sales.com. Two Top Picks
have gone under contract
the first week they were
picked this month. Pick #1
on 6/6/06 & Pick #9 on
6/8/06. If you are looking
to buy, it is a great time.
Provided by Zack Childs,
Sundance Realty 819-0833


3 Bedroom Home
Santa Rosa
Beach, Florida
640 Ridge Rd.
Saturday, July 1st,
2:00pm


8230 Sailboats
8240 Boat & Marine
Supplies
8310 Aircraft/Aviation
8320 ATV/Off Road Vehicles
8330 Campers & Trailers
8340 Motorhomes


5.18 Acres
Can possibly be divided
into 1/2 acre lots, Over-
street area, Sunshine
Farms Sub, $200k
Call William Wittington
819-2004
ERA Neubauer RE
Howards Creek: 11, half
acre lots, cleared, sur-
veyed, paved road. Owner
financing. Also 3.5 acres
paved road & surveyed.
Call 827-2918
LAND FOR SALE
3 lots for sale in Chipola
Landing Subdivision, cor-
ner of Douglas Landing
Rd. and SR 381 in
Dalkeith. Lots 5 (.54 ac), 6
(.63 ac) & 7 (.65 ac)
$30,000 each or discount
for all three together. Call
229-8375 or 227-5552
Mexico Beach Lot,
175x100, walk to beach,
$189K. Motivated Seller
850-596-2057 or
850-271-1453
One acre in Whispering
Pines Subdivision
Eastpoint. Just minutes
from the gulf, St. George
Island, and Apalachicola.
S95,000 Call 850-899-5490
850-653-9095
Port St. Joe Lot
75x150 Stone Dr. 105,000
Call 227-1717.
ST JOE BCH, By Owner,
Lot on Nautilus Dr, utilities
in place, ex-flood zone
short walk to beach
$260,000, 850-229-9054
ST JOE BEACH lot for
sale. 75x173ft, Cleared,
fenced, & utilities in place.
Covered boat or RV park-
ing, Near Windmark bch,
423 Gulf St. $185,000obo,
850-249-9483

St. Joe
WoodLands

Where inland meets the
Gulf of Mexico deep in
Florida Hill Country. It's
"Old Florida" at its best.
Live oaks and long-
leafs, fields and pines,
rivers and bays. Land in
Northwest Florida for
your own farm, ranch or
homestead

Multiple lifestyle
opportunities, only one
number to call.

JOE.com I
Keyword: Land
1.866.JOE.LAND
(1.866.563.5263)


STJOE*

IF YOU DON'T KNOW
JOE,
YOU DON'T KNOW
FLORIDA



7160
Overstreet Area Owner Fi-
nancing avail 2br, 2 ba
MH, Wetappo Creek, deep
water, boat ramped, dock
permit applied for, work-
shop, porch, $169K. Also
avail 1br, Iba MH $139K
Call 478-960-0800



I 7170-
Intercoastal Waterway
Waterfront lots approx 1.5
acres. Just min to beach.
$196,900. Call Diane
Peevy at Port Realty 850-
527-2580
Overstreet Area Owner fi-
nancing avail. Wetappo
Creek Deep water, boat
ramp, dock permit applied
for. $125K Call
478-960-0800



Overstreet, boat ramp,
deep water, Wetappo
Creek, dock, 8 lots, 20%
owner financing Investor's
dream $499,000 Call
478-960-0800
Waterfront Home North-
west Florida Boaters Para-
dise near Destin. 100 feet
on bayou with deep water
dock 4 br 3 br $845,000.
Call 850- 582-3549 www.
forsalebyowner.com-ID
20609931



7190
Silver Lakes, California
Open Water! Includes
plans for 3600 sq. ft.
Dream Homel Reduced to
$399,000. Call Bryan at
(800) 407-4442








AuiTOMOTIMARINE

8100 Antique & Collectibles
811Q Cars
8120 Sports Utility Vehicles
8130 Trucks
8140-Vans
8150 Commercial
8160 Motorcycles
8170 Auto Parts
& Accessories
8210 Boats
8220 Personal Watercraft


30'x10'x10'..,$280-$330.
Call Caryn 404-643-6971




8330 |

For Sale By Owner, 1996
35' Coachmen Travel Trail-
er, $9000. Can be seen lo-
cally at Bayou Storage,
9am-4pm. 850-229-8397.


11111


Thursday, June 22nd

8-11 am & 2-5 pm

Port St. Joe McDonald's
Students...Military...Senior Citizens...Everyone Welcome! Stop by for
a guaranteed interview at Port St. Joe McDonald's. There are a variety
of openings. Whether you are looking for a career path or just extra
income, talk to us on Thursday, June 22. Find out how enthusiasm and
a customer-pleasing attitude can help you join the team at the world's
largest food service retailer.

BENEFITS



Full or Part Time Free Uniforms
Flexible Schedules Professional Leadership Training
On The Job Training Meal Discounts
Competitive Wages Stock Purchase Plan
Advancement Opportunities Paid Vacation
401k Plan Fun Employee Outings
SInsurance Incentive Programs
Wage Reviews twice per Year College Tuition & Book Reimbursement
S Flexible Scheduling

Vf~ i\ Go to: McFLORIDA.COM to apply online K

CASPERS Port St. Joe McDonald's is an equal opportunity employer
G R O U P committed to a diverse workplace I'm Iovin' it
MEM00


1985 Mercedes
Benz 300D,. 4 door se-
dan, excellent mechani-
cal condition, excellent
leather interior. 350 tur-
bo diesel, great tires,
slightly faded gold
paint. 850-653-2825





Ford Escort, '98
very clean, 55,500 miles,
850-648-8764


To Place An Ad
in The Times
Classified
Call
(850) 747-5020
or
1 (800) 345-8688




8130

Chevrolet Silverado '03
V8 4.6 litre, 1 owner
15,900 original miles,
AT/PS/PL, bed cover liner,
$15,800 Call 850-227-5107
or 229-6343

Chevy S10 XTCab '01, au-
tomatic, fully loaded, bed-
liner, 77K miles. Asking
$7500 Call 850-229-8651




S 8160

YAMAHA 250 '05 Virago
cruiser, Garage kept, 2650
actual miles, bike is like
new, black, windshield, 50
miles per gallon! Asking
$2695 obo, Call 850-229-
1202 or 850-227-4272. Se-
rious inquires only




8210

1992 21' Mako Cuddy
cabin T-top, closed-in.
Priced reduced Full of
upgrades & amenities. 200
Yamaha, dive platform,
Furuno GPS plotter, Sitex
fish finder, Loran Trim tabs
& more. Great condition.
Must see to appreciate.
$16,500. 850- 228-9092.

18ft Sun Tracker bass
buggy Pontoon Boat.
40hp Suzuki motor, runs
great, trolling motor, &
-e, galvanized trailer.
5 0 "Call' 'Keh 647-5770
or 527-9280' -

Century Walkaround '00;
25FT 2000 Yamaha V6 250
HP saltwater series, 2001
Aluminum float on trailer
$28,995 Call 850-697-4080
or 850-591-5899

Key West BR, '05; 19.6' 05
Yamaha with T-Top, 150hp
4 stroke with SS prop 65
hrs.'05 performance alumi-
num tandem trailer with
brakes $23,500 firm. Call
229-883-2424 or
229-347-6757.

OCEAN KAYAKS, new
and used sit-on-top kayaks
for sale at Happy Ours
Kayak & Canoe Outpost.
We are located at 775
Cape San Bias Rd. or call
850-229-1991 for infor-
mation.

Tidecraft '73 15' with 40hp
Mercury. Motor has less
than 15hrs on it. Asking
$2000. Call 850-229-8651


America's Mini

Storage
141 Commerce Drive
New Covered Boat and RV
Storage Slips
$125.00 per month any
size unit Covered Slip
$50.00 per month -
Non Covered Slip
New Facility Gated -24
Hour Access Locationl
Location! -1/2 mile from
beach, public boat ramp
Off Hwy 98- Behind
Arizona Chemical New
Commerce Park 3.5
Acres easy Access,
Lots of Room.

850-229-8014
850-258-4691 Cell




8240

Dry Boat Storage
FOR RENT! Exclusive
Carrabelle Boat Club.
Safe, state-of-the-art mari-
na. Enjoy The Luxurious
clubhouse and facilities.






The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, June 22, 2006 l1(


I


ny time is a good time
A J for Florida guavas and
papayas. These tropi-
cal treats are avail-
able most of the year, even in
the middle of winter. Include
them in a salad, dessert, or
main dish and get a little taste
of paradise without buying a
plane ticket.
"People associate the exot-
ic, romantic taste of tropi-
cal fruits with good times,"
said Florida Agriculture
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson. "Serving fresh
Florida guava and papaya
makes any meal or get-togeth-
er more festive."
If you've never tried these
juicy, eye-catching fruits, then
you've been missing out. Pear-
shaped and wonderfully large,
-papayas are prized for their
silky, buttery-soft flesh and
delicately sweet, musky fla-
vor. The flesh varies in color
from yellow to orange-pink to
rose and is so tender it can be
scooped out and eaten with a
spoon. The central cavity is
,filled with round black edible
seeds whose peppery taste is
often likened to watercress or
nasturtiums.
Guavas are small round,
,oval, or pear-shaped fruits
with thin yellow skin that may
,be blushed with pink. The
flesh may be white, salmon-
colored, or even rose-red and
,tastes a little like strawberries
with a hint of lemon. The thin
rind is fully edible.
Fresh guavas and papayas
used to be difficult to find in
American grocery stores, but
now they are readily available.
Florida is a major U.S. sup-
plier of tropical fruits. Over
.20 varieties are commercially
:grown in the state, and plant
researchers and scientists are
busy developing more varieties
that are well suited to Florida's
unique soil and climate.
"Growers and scien-
tists are working to meet an


increasing demand
for tropical fruits-in
Florida and around
the nation," Bronson
said. "As people are
becoming more health
conscious, they are
eating more fresh pro-
duce, and they are
looking for variety.
Tropical fruits have
been enjoyed around
the world for genera-
tions, but many people
in this country are just
now discovering how
delicious and nutri-
tious they can be."
Loaded with fiber,
vitamins, minerals, and
antioxidants, papaya
is one of the healthi-
est fruits you can eat. It pro-
vides folate, potassium, and a
whopping 150 percent of your
recommended daily allowance
of vitamin C. Papaya is filling
without being fattening, so it's
great for people who are work-
ing to control their weight: A
cup of chopped fresh papaya
has just 55 calories and is free
of sodium and cholesterol.
Guava is another nutri-
tional powerhouse, packed
with fiber, vitamin A, and five
times more vitamin C than is
found in an orange. Guava is
one of the few fruits containing
lycopene, a potent antioxidant
that helps lower the risk of
heart disease and certain can-
cers. A cup of chopped fresh
guava has only 84 calories.
When shopping for papa-
yas, look for fairly large, yel-
low-skinned fruit that yields
slightly to gentle palm pres-
sure. Stored at room temper-
ature, papayas that are still a
little firm and green will ripen
and be ready to eat in a couple
of days. Avoid papayas that
are too soft or whose skin is
bruised or shriveled.
When selecting guavas,
look for fruit that is free of
cuts and bruises. Ripe guavas


tro, chopped
1/2 cup flour
Saut6 onion, red pep-
per, garlic, and jalapenos in 2
tablespoons of butter. Remove
from heat and cool slightly.
In a bowl, mix together onion
mixture, eggs, shrimp, bread-
crumbs, papaya, salt, pep-
per, lime juice, mustard, and
cilantro. Form mixture into
patties approximately 3 inch-
es across and 1 inch thick.
Pour flour on plate and lightly
coat patties. Melt remaining 2
tablespoons of butter in skillet
and fry patties over medium
heat for 3 to 4 minutes on
each side, or until golden and
crispy. Makes 15 cakes.


emit a strong, sweet, fruity fra-
grance, and the shells will give
to a gentle squeeze. ,To ripen
firm guavas, let them sit on the
kitchen counter for a day or
two. Keep in mind that guavas
are thin-skinned and delicate
and should be handled with
care.
Ripe guavas and papayas
can be stored in a plastic bag
in the refrigerator, but if you
want to enjoy the best flavor,
limit their time in the fridge as
much as you can. Rinse under
cool running water before eat-
ing or preparing.
And just how do you eat
a papaya or guava? First up
is the papaya: Cut it in half
lengthwise, scooping out the
peppery seeds. (You can add
the seeds to fruit salad or your
favorite creamy salad dress-
ing for a little extra zing.) Eat
the flesh with a spoon or cut
it into slices; it tastes great
plain or sprinkled with lemon
or lime juice. If you want
to get a little bit fancier, you
can add ripe papaya to salsas,
smoothies, milkshakes, and
marinades. Green papaya can
be baked in the oven and eaten
like winter squash.
Fresh guavas can'be eaten
out of hand or sliced into fruit


NOTICE OF CITY OF PORT ST..JOE CITY

COMMISSION MEETING FOR APPROVAL OF

VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION OF. PROPERTY

The City of Port St. Joe City Commission proposes to hold a public hearing to
consider adoption of Ordinance No. 354 which will consider action on a Petition
for Voluntary Annexation of property into the City of Port St. Joe. The title of the
ordinance is as follows:

AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION
OF CERTAIN LANDS ADJACENT TO THE SOUTHERN BOUNDARY
OF THE CITY LIMITS; PROVIDING A LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE
LANDS TO BE ANNEXED; PROVIDING FOR THE REDEFINING OF
CITY BOUNDARIES TO INCLUDE SAID LANDS; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The property to be annexed is located generally in Section 18, Township 8 South,
Range 10 West, and Section 13, Township 8 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County,
Florida. A complete legal description of the property by metes and bounds mea-
surements and a copy of the ordinance can be obtained at the Clerk's office.

The public hearing for the adoption of the Ordinance will be held on Thursday, July
6, 2006 at 6:00 P.M. at City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin,:
Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. A first reading of the Ordinance will occur at
the same time and location on June 20, 2006. Copies of the Ordinance are avail-
able for public inspection at City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.

The hearing may be continued from time to time as may be necessary.

Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide com-
ments in writing to the City Commissioners of the City of Port St. Joe at City of Port
St. Joe City Hall 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Trans-
actions of the public hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any
decision made during the hearing will need a record of the proceeding and should
ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the ap-
peal is based. Any person who wishes to attend and requires assistance may call
the City Clerk's Office at (850) 229-8261 ext. 114.

Exhibit A


















Publish June 15 & 22, 2006


salads. Widely available in
supermarkets, canned guava
shells and guava paste are
common ingredients in des-
serts. In Cuban cooking,
guava shells are often served
stuffed with sweetened cream
cheese, and guava paste is
used to fill turnovers. Guava
juice is a popular ingredient in
fruit punches, and guava jelly
tastes terrific on an English
muffin or toast.
Peppered Papaya And
Shrimp Patties
4 tablespoons butter,
divided
1 small Florida onion,
chopped small
V2 Florida red pepper,
chopped small
1 teaspoon Florida garlic,
minced
1 to 2 Florida jalapeno
peppers, finely chopped
2 Florida eggs
1 pound Florida shrimp,
pureed
3 to 4 cups breadcrumbs
1 Florida papaya, peeled,
seeded, chopped -- salt and
pepper to taste
2 teaspoons Florida lime


Tropical Fruit Medley
1 Florida papaya, seeded
and sliced
1 Florida mango,
chopped
4 Florida red bananas,
sliced
1/2 pound Florida lychees,
peeled and seeded
Juice of 2 Florida pas-
sion fruit
1 large Florida annona,
pulped and strained, reserve
juice
Mix together fruits and
top with strained juice from
passion fruit and annona. Stir
gently and serve. Yield: 4 serv-
ings


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MAP AMENDMENT LAND

USE CHANGE;

The City of Port St. Joe City Commission Proposes to adopt by ordinance the fol-
lowing:

ORDINANCE NO. 356

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES
REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO
AUTHORITY UNDER STATE STATUTES SECTION 163.3187, SPE-
CIFICALLY CHANGING PORTIONS OF PARCEL ID #-06076-000R
AND PARCEL ID #-03039-000R, 20 ACRES OF A TRACT OR PAR-
CEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING PART OF SECTION 18, TOWN-
SHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, AND SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 8
SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM AGRI-
CULTURAL TO RESIDENTIAL HIGH DENSITY (R-3); AND PROVID-
ING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

The public hearing for the adoption of the Ordinance will be held on Thursday, July
6, 2006 at 6:00 PM. at City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. A first reading of the Ordinance will occur at
the same time and location on June 20, 2006. Copies of the Ordinance are avail-
able for public inspection at City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.

The hearing may be continued from time to time as may be necessary.

Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide com-
ments in writing to the City Commissioners of the City of Port St. Joe at City of Port
St. Joe City Hall 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Trans-
actions of the public hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any
decision made during the hearing will need a record of the proceeding and should'
ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the ap-
peal is based. Any person who wishes to attend and requires assistance may call
the City Clerk's Office at (850) 229-8261 ext. 114.



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50¢ For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Subscribe to The Star 800-345-8688 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 TABLE OF CONTENTS quote quote id quote name JUMP —— From Page 6A From page 6A Subscribe to The Star Call 227-1278 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Opinions 4A Letters to the Editor 5A Sports 10A Society News 2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement 8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services 14B I NDEX A Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET 227-1278 Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET 747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1B V ISIT T HE S TAR ONLINE AT WWW STARFL COM XXXXX XXXXXX YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Almost four years to the month since the city of Port St. Joe cut the ribbon on a glistening new $21 million water plant answers to questions about water quality remain largely elusive. And a preliminary report from the company that designed the plant offers little beyond general suggestions, lacking in speci cs on achieving goals and offering no indication of the costs to the city for success. Utility rates have risen more than 50 percent while the water distribution system has expanded to include almost all the southern end of the county, from White City and Overstreet to Cape San Blas. The city has received federal grants and state appropriations but has still taken on millions of dollars in debt while constructing the new water plant, expanding the distribution system and the ongoing replacement of some 20 miles of aging pipe. But as they discussed “staying the course” with a locked-in-by-ordinance 5 percent hike in utility rates come October, commissioners expressed frustration with upping the price on what Commissioner William Thursby characterized as a “tainted product.” Port St. Joe resident Ann White seemed to speak for Salt-Air farmers’ market this Saturday By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The Salt-Air Farmers’ Market might just be the best-kept secret in Port St. Joe. The bi-weekly event held the rst and third weekend April through December gathers in City Commons Park adjacent to City Hall and offers fresh produce, arts and crafts and entertainment. The market, which promotes a sustainable food system on the Forgotten Coast, features four or ve farmers who travel in from South Georgia and North Florida with seasonable fruits and vegetables that include corn, peppers, tomatoes, melons and pineapple. It’s not uncommon to see homemade pies and breads as well as organic options for the health-conscious. Other vendors sell crafts that include pillows, jewelry, crochet work and hand-made pottery. The event, along with a 501(c)(3) nonpro t, was founded by volunteers at Gulf County Chamber of Commerce. The market started in 2007 and was originally found in Frank Pate Park, but with the addition of the gazebo next to City Hall, the festivities relocated to City Commons Park. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com A federal lawsuit led earlier this year against the Board of County Commissioners and three former and current commissioners individually was withdrawn last week. Marie Mattox, the attorney for the political action committee Citizens Improving Gulf County and its president, Jim Garth, led the motions with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District in Florida. The lings announce the withdrawal of the lawsuit. The case was subsequently dismissed with prejudice, meaning the same claims against the same individuals and the BOCC can not be reled. “I am pleased the matter has been resolved in the favor of the county,” county attorney Jeremy Novak said. County Commissioners Warren Yeager and Carmen McLemore were also defendants in the lawsuit, as was. former commissioner Bill Williams. “I could have a lot of comment, but I have tried to take the high road through all this, and I think I will stay with that,” Yeager said. “(The outcome) is what it is.” Allegations against a Port St. Joe citizen, Lois aka Christine or Christy McElroy, also were dismissed. The lings by Maddox indicate By TIM CROFT 227-7827|@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Board of County Commissioners’ renewed pledge of civility was tested during Tuesday’s regular meeting. Barbed comments were exchanged among commissioners, former commissioners and staff during a testy meeting that included debates on a jail inspection and the removal of the old Bay Medical/ Beacon Hill Living sign in Beacon Hill. During a period of calm early in the 140-minute meeting, commissioners received an update on legal issues pertaining to redistricting and countywide voting as well as a recap and proposed path forward for beach restoration on St. Joseph Peninsula. The county and the federal decree under which elections are conducted was not affected by a recent U.S. Supreme Court that struck down a section of the Voting Rights Act, said attorney Michael Spellman, the county’s counsel on election matters. The federal decree put in place in Gulf County in 1986, Spellman said, fell under the jurisdiction spelled out in Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The Supreme Court decision affected only Sections 4-5 and, in Florida, ve counties under the mandates of those sections. Commissioners approved 3-2 (Smiley, McLemore dissenting) to spend $8,000-$12,000 for Spellman to research whether voting districts are suf ciently “compact,” the rst prong to a motion to overturn the federal decree. By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com In July 2012, Gulf County was rocked by the news that 32-year-old Everett Gant had been fatally shot at the Pine Ridge Apartments off Garrison Avenue in Port St. Joe by Walton Butler. Gant died six weeks to the day after being shot between the eyes with a .22 caliber ri e. Butler was charged with second degree murder with a rearm, evidencing prejudice based on race, or a hate crime speci cation. According to the arresting af davit, Butler acted as if “inconvenienced” when put under arrest, saying he could not understand the problem as he “had only shot a (racial epithet).” In the ensuing year, the case has seen a series of starts and stops and in the most recent developments, Butler has invoked Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law and plans to contend that deadly force was his last resort and that he is entitled to immunity from arrest and prosecution. The fateful day Last year, on the evening of July 30, Butler, his mother and friend Robert Lynn Sr. were at Butler’s apartment when neighbor Pamela Rogers, a white female, came to the door with a black child to get a soda, according to statements in the case le. Butler answered the door and announced to Lynn that it was, “Pam and a little (racial epithet).” Offended, Rogers, who was babysitting the child for a friend, immediately left the premises and went to a residence several units away. During a subsequent interview with Gulf County Sheriff’s Deputy Ricky Tolbert, Rogers said Butler and Lynn “talk in plain language” and said they made racial remarks “all the time.” Tolbert asked Rogers why complaints hadn’t been led with the apartment owner, but Rogers indicated they wouldn’t do any good because Butler had lived there for so long. ‘Stand your ground’ at center of hearing Thursday, AUGUST 15, 2013 YEAR 75, NUMBER 44 EVERETT GANT WALTON BUTLER Civility tested as BOCC debates signs, jail Four years on, still few answers on water for PSJ Federal suit against BOCC withdrawn SALT-AIR FARMERS’ MARKET FRESH IDEAS SPECIAL TO THE STAR The Salt-Air Farmer’s market takes place at City Commons Park rst and third Saturdays from April to December. Farmers will take custom orders for those interested in speci c fruits and veggies. See FRESH A5 See FEDERAL A5 See WATER A5 See BOCC A2 See HEARING A8 First day of school B1 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . A4 Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . A6 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Community . . . . . . . . . . B1 Society . . . . . . . . . . . . B2 Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Classi eds . . . . . . . . . B7-B8

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The beach nourishment project, consulting engi neer Michael Dombrowski said, was a success that is now seeingsome loss of sand in the southern end of the project, closest to the Stump Hole. Additional sand initially had been placed in the southern section with the idea that much would ac crete to the northern sec tion. Indeed, four years after completion of the project, the southern sec tion has lost 65 percent of its sand while the north ern section had gained 19 percent. Dombrowski proposed reforming the Beach Advi sory Committee, examin ing a scope of work, costs and potential funding sources to continue the nourishment work. Temperatures rose as the meeting turned to commissioner concerns, and Commissioner Joanna Bryan revisited two is sues raised at a previous meeting — a meeting that also included a call to re turn to the Pledge of Civil ity commissioners entered into last year. Bryan moved for the county to proceed with re moving a sign in Beacon Hill that is out of compli ance, not located on the permitted land, is in a county right-of-way and has been left in disrepair for several years. The sign formerly marked the entrance to a Bay Medical Center facil ity that once operated at the site of Beacon Villa as sisted living facility, owned before foreclosure by for mer Commissioner Bill Williams. Commissioners voted to remove the sign at a previ ous meeting, provided Wil liams was given 10 days to provide any proof of own ership as all county pa perwork indicated the sign belonged to Bay Medical, which did not want it. Commissioner Carmen McLemore asserted Bryan “misled” commissioners on ownership of the sign — Williams lobbed the same charge; both times Bryan answered, “I am not going to let that lay; I did not mis lead anybody” — and sug gested the board reverse itself and provide Williams a 70-day window to bring the sign into compliance. “Am I to understand the board now wants to keep the sign?” Bryan said. “A dangerous precedent is being set here.” Williams also provid ed a letter from Sacred Heart Bay Medical Center — Bryan questioned the representation from Wil liams in securing the let ter — indicating the sign reverted to Williams upon the termination of the lease agreement with Bay Medical. Jeremy Novak said the land use agreement with the county had expired, raising issues of legal ity over compliance, and McLemore moved to ex tend the agreement. Commissioners ap proved that motion and the 70-day window to bring the sign in compliance 4-1, Bryan dissenting. They did so after hear ing from one neighbor. “The sign is an eye sore; it is blight,” Sharon Winchester said. “It has degraded over time. Com missioner McLemore, it’s not in your neighborhood ... Commissioner Bryan is trying to do her best for District 3. “Commissioner (Ward) McDaniel, you promised the sign would need to go last week.” Bryan added that the sign has been blighted for years, constituents want it removed and Williams has had plenty of time and opportunities to solve the problem. “The sign should not have been allowed in the rst place,” Bryan said. The edge in tone con tinued as Bryan said she wanted to have an inspec tion of the jail. The jail carried liabil ity issues, had not been inspected in recent years and the county could se cure a free inspection through a contact with the Florida Sheriff’s Asso ciation she had been made aware of. She said an annual in spection was required, through the Department of Corrections has not been enforcing that require ment in recent years. “At least it shows we are doing something,” Bryan said, noting the jail budget is over $1 million. “I’m concerned about the liability to the county, and I am concerned about my role in that liability.” Jail administrator Michael Hammond dis agreed, recommending against an inspection, adding the county can not afford to meet Model Jail Standards, the template against which an inspec tion would gauge the jail. He and Commissioner Warren Yeager argued that small counties typically will not meet inspections, and Yeager wondered why bring attention to any de ciencies when the jail has been operating without incident. “We have a jail that doesn’t have an issue, and you are pressing the is sue,” Yeager said. Bryan said she could and would ask for the in spection as an individual commissioner; Hammond said no one would enter the jail for an inspection without a vote of the full board or approval from county administrator Don Butler. Bryan questioned whether Hammond would refuse a commissioner and inspector entrance; Hammond repeated his previous statement. The BOCC entertained no motions. THE SPECIAL TY MEDICAL CENTER V ince n t I v e rs, M.D B C I M C S S KIN CAN CER c a n b e p r es e n t w i tho u t y o u k no w in g i t CALL t o d a y f o r a s k in c a nce r s cr e e nin g. www .iv ersmd.com VINCENT IVERS, M.D 301 T w entieth Str eet P ort St. Joe, FL 32456 850-227-7070 Mon T ue Thurs & Fri 9 am 6 pm W ed & Sat 9 am 2 pm ALL MAJOR INSURANCE A CCEPTED S ER VI CES 2 6 0 +25 5 2+% ) ,) ) )+2 52 2-) 5 ) 5 1 1 2+ ) 5 ) 2 ) $ 4! ) ,20 ) 6 (" 5 2 2 0 2 1 ) 2 1 55 + -2 0 0 2 ) 20 2 2 ) 16 ) ) 2 2 ) 5 50 2 ) 2+ ) ) 0 -6 1 2 2 2 ), )+ 1 20 ) 2 -2 + 4 )+ 4 3 21 2+ 2 ) ) ) 0 -6 -6 ) 5 $ ) 5-" 4 2 ) 0" ) 2 5 -6 ) 5 + 22+ -) 2 0 ) ) 6 / 4 2 ) +) ) 6 2+ 6 ) 50 ) 6 / -, 5 52+ 52 2 6 2+ +, + ) 6 ) 1 ) 2 -6 ) 5 ) 2,# -2 -6 ) 5 %" 2 5 5" 5 ) ),22 + 2 22 )+2' $ 2 4 5) 6 ) 0 ) 6 ,2+ ) 5 4 2 ) ) + 1 6 Public Notice Dear Property Owner: Please be advised that your property TRIM Notice will be mailed out on August 22, 2013. This notice is to inform the taxpayer of the follo wing: 125244' 0+ 2 *+20+* 2.5 # 1+ (42)/ 12)1 taxing authority is responsible for the tax es le vied and the amount of tax liability o wed to each taxing authority on a yearly basis. Please read it carefully '4 4 ) 5 + 1 + 2 + ' + +* '4 + ' + 2 1 1 + present year assessed v alue and proposed tax es. '44 )5'+ 1+ '5 + 2. 1++ 2 ( *0+ change for the upcoming year 244 2)+ 1+ *'+! 25+! '* 4)'2 '44 ( *0+ 1+'20 12)1 the taxing authorities will hear from the public. Y our TRIM, as stated, “THIS IS NO T A BILL ”, is v ery important! This is the time to re vie w your assessment. The taxpayer has (25 days) from the date 1+ 2)+ 5'24+* *2) 21 1+ ''2+ 12 1+ '+5+ or to le a petition with the Clerk of Court to be heard by the V AB (V alue Adjustment Board). 4+'+ + 1+ 25+ + 2+ '+5+ 2 *20 1+ +2* '.+ 1' + +)+2 +* #.)2'4/ (244 What if I feel my T axes ar e too high? 1+ + '2+ 1' 32*2)2 + 1+ '5 + '+ required to pay only the v aluation of the property + + *+ + 5 2 +* ( 1 + 2 2 0 1 2 2+ & *2 2 ) 1 2) 1 + 42 +* 2)+ .++4 + '+ + )+2 +! 1' + 1+ 201 2)+ 22 the proper taxing authorities by attending the scheduled b udget hearings listed on 2)+ .)+ )' (+ '2')+ 4+'+ 1+2'+ )'44 ,%%! (+++ 1+ 1 '5 '* 5 *' 101 2*' Sincerely Mitc h Burk e, CF A Gulf County Property Appraiser Coastal Community Bank ofcials charged with fraud by feds By CHRIS OLWELL 747-5079 | @PCNHchriso colwell@pcnh.com PANAMA CITY — Three area bankers are expected in court Thursday in response to a federal grand jury indictment charging them with a dozen crimes. U.S. Attorney Pamela Marsh announced the indictments against Donald Terry Dubose, 65, of Panama City Beach; Elwood Ladon West, 39, of Monroeville, Ala.; and Frank Alfred Baker, 61, of Marianna, on Wednesday af ternoon. Dubose and West were executives with Coastal Commu nity Investments, a holding com pany that controlled Panama City Beach-based Coastal Community Bank and Port St. Joe-based Bay side Savings Bank before they failed in July 2010. Baker was a Coastal attorney and its largest shareholder. The three are accused of rip ping off millions of dollars from a Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) program designed to en sure banks could nd loans from other banks.   Under the Temporary Liquid ity Guarantee Program, which was created during the onset of the Great Recession to help stabilize the economy, the FDIC would pay a lender who could not recoup a loan made to another bank, similar to how the FDIC repays depositors if their bank fails. According to the 19-page in dictment, which had been sealed until Wednesday since the grand jury returned it July 9: In October 2007, Dubose and West, as Coastal’s chief executive ofcer and chief nancial ofcer, respectively, sought a loan from another bank for $3 million with the common stock of both banks used as collateral. They got the loan, but when it came time to repay they were unable. By October 2008, the loan went into default and the lenders stood to take control of the stock in the banks used as collateral, which would have rendered their shares worthless. Under pressure from the lender, Dubose, West and Baker sought to borrow money from a third bank, CenterState Bank of Florida, under the FDIC program. But to qualify for the program, Coastal’s outstanding debt had to be unsecured, and it wasn’t. So, the indictment says, the bankers convinced the FDIC that they had not used any collateral on the initial loan, CenterState loaned Coastal the money to re pay its debt, Coastal failed to re pay CenterState and in August 2010 the FDIC paid out nearly $4 million to cover Coastal. In the meantime, as Coastal continued to deteriorate, Dubose duped investors into buying his stock in the bank by misrepre senting the nature of the stock and the nancial health of the bank. Coastal even loaned investors money to buy his stock. After the banks failed, Du bose and his wife sued the FDIC, claiming, among other things, they were owed a pension. The suit was dismissed. The three men are charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud against the FDIC, seven counts of wire fraud, three counts of making false statements to the FDIC and one count of aiding and abetting a false claim against the United States. Each count of conspiracy and wire fraud carry maximum pris on sentences of 30 years, and the other counts are each punishable by up to ve years in prison. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gayle Littleton will prosecute the case. 3 bankers indictedTERRy Y B a A R n N ER | News Herald le photo Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. personnel move equipment into the closed Coastal Community Bank branch on U.S. 98 in Panama City Beach in July 2010. Federal and state regulators seized the bank. Local A2 | The Star Thursday, August 15, 2013 BOCC from page A1

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OPINION www.starfl.com A Section When caller ID rst arrived on the scene it seemed like a godsend to many people: Now you could easily identify who was on the line and ignore unwanted calls, whether from telemarketers, an ex-boyfriend or an unfriendly collection agency. But as often happens, unscrupulous individuals soon began manipulating the technology to defraud people by pretending to be someone else. Their scheme is called caller ID spoo ng and disturbingly, its perfectly legal in many cases. Heres how caller ID spoo ng works and what precautions you should take to avoid being victimized: For a very low cost, businesses and individuals can use widely available caller ID spoo ng software to generate calls that alter the telephone number and/or name which appear on the recipients caller ID screen. Police, private investigators and collection agencies have used legal spoo ng services for many years. Others who might have a legitimate reason to hide their identity when making a call include domestic violence victims and doctors returning patient calls who dont wish to release their private telephone numbers. Beyond that, the lines of legality begin to blur. The Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009 prohibits anyone from transmitting misleading or inaccurate caller ID information with the intent to defraud, cause harm or wrongfully obtain anything of value. Violators can be penalized up to $10,000 for each infraction. Unfortunately, such penalties havent dissuaded many scammers. One common scam involves spoofers pretending to represent a bank, government agency, insurer, credit card company or other organization with which you do business. They count on you being reassured after recognizing the companys name on your screen. Under the pretext of warning about an urgent situation (breached account, late payment, pending insurance claim, missed jury duty summons, etc.), the spoofer will try to coax you into revealing personal or account information, supposedly to verify their records. Often these are robocalls, where a recorded voice asks you to stay on the line to speak to a representative or call another number for more information. Do not. If you suspect the call might possibly be genuine, contact the company yourself at the toll-free number found on your card, account statement or the companys website. You should never reveal your full Social Security number, mothers maiden name, credit card number, passwords or other private information over the phone unless you initiated the call yourself. Someone possessing such information could use it to gain access to your existing accounts to withdraw or transfer money, raise credit limits or snoop around your recent activity, among other intrusions. ID thieves also can use your personal information to open new credit accounts (e.g., credit cards, mortgage or car loan), create a new identity or even obtain a job fraudulently. Often, you wont even realize somethings wrong until a collection agency or the IRS starts hounding you for unpaid bills or taxes. Another common caller ID spoof involves hacking into someones voice mail account. Many cellphone users never bother to set up passwords on their voice mailboxes. And, since many voicemail systems grant access to callers phoning from their own number, a hacker could easily spoof your number and gain access to your messages. Bottom line: You wouldnt give your personal information to a stranger on the street. Take the same level of precaution with strangers on the phone or online. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter. com/PracticalMone y Dont Get Spoofed by Rogue Callers This is not a story about grandchildren. Youll have to write that one yourself. And may I suggest Green Eggs and Ham I Am if youre looking for background material. This is a tale of growing and learning; its about enlarging horizons and eye popping rsts. Its the unbelievable wonderment of discovering whats over the next hill. And Im not talking about the grandkids growth. Weve had the troops from one son or the other down here for going on two weeks now. You talk about a rise in the noise level. And the intensity level. And the alert level ... and, most especially, the fun level! I noticed the crayon scribbling on the bathroom wall right off. I started to say something but decided against it. I had a pretty good idea from the height of the blue lines who the culprit was. The long owing indigo scrawls apparently represented the sky. And the red marks could have been a forest re. Im not sure about the orange and black ... unless she was angling for a Halloween motif. It was a little too abstract for my taste but the talent was obvious. DADDY, you would have killed us if we had done that! Probably. But this is a different day. I was thinking a dark oak frame around the scribbling would accent the priceless drawing. It was just a bathroom wall for goodness sakes! We dont exactly entertain a steady stream of dignitaries over at the house. If someone doesnt like my decorations ... they can go outside. Ive been a large horse. A bucking horse. A runaway horse. A talking horse. A one eyed-horse. And a sick horse. I lost every race. Didnt buck off one soul. Got my broken hind leg splinted and taped up a dozen times. And ate at least that many apples. Ive climbed Pikes Peak so many times my ngernails are worn to a nub. Ive fallen into-and been pulled out ofthe Cascade River so often gills are growing into my cheeks. Ive chased Rumblestilskin and Bad Louie from Marshal Dillons jail in El Paso to Big Nose Kates Hotel and Eatery in Deadwood City so many times the Butter eld Overland Stage Company is giving me frequent yer miles. Heres one youda never made me believe until I saw it for myself. I have four granddaughters ranging from age three to six. That sugar and spice and everything nice is a piece of bunk! Completely false! An exaggerated gment of someones idyllic imagination! My sweet, very polite and extremely mild mannered wife has aptly renamed the twins seek and destroy. If one of the little darlings picks something up and the other one wants itwatch out! The pulling contest is on! They will bash and bang till someone is crying. I have solved the problem by buying two, or three, of everything. I havent seen a baseball game in two weeks. But I have yelled O Toooooodles a thousand times. I can distinguish at a glance Princess Ariel from Princess Tiana. Ive listened to talking frogs, dogs, worms, dinosaurs, trees and M & M looking characters. Ive hunted for buried treasure with Jake and the Never Land Pirates. And my grandchildren have introduced me to River Monsters and the Turtle Man. Ive combed dolls hair. And held their bottle. And helped them get over the chicken pox. The broken bed was an accident. We were running for our lives! The dreaded Galactic Star Ship from Allitrunda was almost upon us! Our only chance was the magic ying carpet in the bedroom. We leaped for safety a little too hard. It was only the headboard and a couple of slats.. DADDY, you would have killed us if we had done that! Probably. But Im getting almighty tired of my sons reminding me of what I might have done. They need to loosen up a little. Life gets shorter as you get older. Its not always about order and propriety, proper decorum and good sense. Those things are important and no one is saying they dont have a place. But lets not go overboard! Plus, that is their job, not mine. When the dust settled from the falling bed thudding to a roaring stop and their big eyes realized no one was about to be whipped, timed-out or even admonished ... the laughter pealed out from deep inside those precious little souls. Lets do it again, KK. Lets do it again! We soon had a game going of who could climb up the crooked bed the fastest. Growing older doesnt hold many highlights. You have to take them where you can nd them. Not many people grab me by the ears anymore, hold me close and say, Where did all those wrinkles come from? You ought to see them light up when I fall down on the oor on all fours and declare, Whos riding Tornado rst this morning? Whats a little mark on the wall or some spilt chocolate milk on the sofa. Ive seen a blue zillion baseball games. One afternoon we broke out the old Lincoln Logs and built a fort that would have made Davy Crockett proud. And long after they have gone home. When things are quiet and calm ... and dull. I plop down on the magic ying carpet and drift off to sleep with Lets do it again K. K., Lets do it again. ringing in my ears. Somebody still needs me. Respectfully, K.K. There are those of us who watch the cooking shows on television with the same intensity that folks in the South watch college football. Personally, I nd the competitive cooking shows interesting and lled with characters having attitudes and behaviors that come close to professional wrestling back when it was real (or at least I thought it was). You can nd chefs with tattoos, crazy hair and all kinds of things pierced that could seemingly get in the way when knives start chopping and pans start ying. They put their aprons on and go at each other in a kitchen, cooking to be judged by a panel of experts who are often just as colorful as those doing the cooking. It seems like most of the amateur chefs in these competitions have stories that are supposed to make you feel sorry for them and want them to win the competition. Things like the ghost of their mother telling them to Go back into the kitchen or having a dream about the secret ingredient in Uncle Earls Barbecue Sauce. Sometimes the stories are truly sad, but those of you who watch these shows know what I mean. In addition to cooking, you get a soap opera, a little professional wrestling and one of those afternoon shows where the host brings in a couple of whack jobs to yell and scream at each other and admit to things they shouldnt have even thought of doing. One of the shows I nd most entertaining is the one where the contestants get a basket of stuff they arent expecting and are asked to make an appetizer, entre or dessert. As many folks know, the things in the basket are usually ingredients you have never heard of, never seen on a grocery store shelf or just plain dont go together. Most of us have been cooking out the basket all our lives and never really thought of it that way. In other words, we often are faced with the option of either going to the grocery store or making do with what we have. Also, you might have situations where theres too much week at the end of the money you have to feed yourself and the kids and be happy about it. So you go hunting in the pantry or the kitchen cabinets and you often need a stool or a chair to nd the food that has been hiding way back in the back things you have forgotten about or havent taken to the can food drive at church. For some folks, they just cant cook without a recipe or step by step instructions, for others, its an adventure. These professional cooks on television are always creating these absolutely gorgeous meals that seem so simple. These beautiful chefs usually never even break a sweat. If they would just let me, I could come up with some really good cooking shows that folks would nd interesting. For example, let Rachael Ray or Giada De Laurentiis start their cooking show normally then let about ve kids loose in the kitchen. Put one in a bouncy chair on the island, one in a walker, one crawling and maybe a pair of twins about ve years old. The object is to make the meal and take care of the children without screaming or leaving. About the time Rachael Ray sticks a paci er in the mouth of the one on the island and picks up the wooden spoon to hand to the one in walker for the 100th time, open the door and let two or three big dogs come help. Now that would be exciting You could also have other events going on such as the power going out, the pipes under the sink breaking and an army of ants nding their way to the sugar bowl. Entertainment is what it would be. Better yet, let a man try to do it. Folks seem to love Reality TV, that is reality for a lot for folks. The other night in my basket (or pantry), I found a bag of dried black-eyed peas, some Quick Grits (they werent mine), a can of peaches in heavy syrup and a jar of maraschino cherries. After doing the quick soak on the peas and cooking the Quick Grits that I did not buy, I opened the peaches and pulled out a few cherries and mixed all of my ingredients together. In my mind, I thought I could get all of these things to stay together and pull off dollops to fry or bake as fritters. The mixture was not sticking together. A friend asked what I used as a base. If that means, How did you get the stuff to stay together? Ill tell you I could not at rst. I started with a little corn starch, which didnt help much. Then I began toasting slices of Ezekiel Bread to smash up and use as bread crumbs. With a name like Ezekiel Bread, I was hoping for a miracle. I got one. I took dollops of the mixture, dipped them in egg and coated them in Bisquick. They made nice looking baked fritters that I served to my children with peach preserves. Mama would have been proud. I do not recommend doing this at home and no, I do not have a recipe. What I do know is that every day we get a basket full of stuff that we arent expecting and are not so sure what to do with. We open it and do our best that is all we can do. Find more stories and a picture of my fritters at www.CranksMyTractor. com. Whats in the basket? CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert JASON ALDERMAN Page 4 USPS 518-880 Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Roger Quinn Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six months Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 Allitrunda Is a Sub-Planet Of Triax Directory lls the bill Dear Editor, There is a saying when something is offered for nothing it is generally worth just that nothing. However, there is an exception to this rule. It concerns free copies of the Forgotten Coast Phone Directory 2013/14 published and distributed by Pioneer Telephone Directories, Corp., located in Dothan, Ala. This is not just a telephone directory. This handy publication includes not only crossreferenced telephone numbers, but informative advertisements, maps, zip codes, emergency preparedness information and much more. So, for those who might put this yearly small directory on a shelf for future use, it is suggested it be explored rst. You will be glad you did I promise. Marjorie Parker Port St. Joe Letter to the EDITOR Thursday, August 15, 2013

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many when she asked com missioners whether there was a “dead end in sight.” “The water we have now is not drinkable,” White said. “We pay a good price for it, and then many of us go out and buy bottled water, so we are paying twice. “Do we have any hope of getting good water any time soon?” In many ways, the city has been buffeted by out side forces throughout the path to present. The Northwest Florida Water Management Dis trict, seeking to take as many residents in the re gion off the coastal Flori dan Aquifer as possible to prevent saltwater intrusion, partnered with the city with a vision of creating a region al water supplier. The vision remains within the district ofces. The district assisted in the purchase of the freshwater canal that links the Chipola River to the city’s water plant and provides the sur face water source. The vision is that the city might one day serve every where from Mexico Beach to Apalachicola. To use that water, more caustic than deep well wa ter, the city charted relative ly new treatment processes, with CDM Smith designing the system and Siemens providing the equipment. A plant in Dalton, Ga., is the closest clone in the country to the city’s system, city manager Jim Anderson said. And from the outset, the city has had issues provid ing clear water from the tap. Problems with the plant, treatment protocols, main tenance and upkeep of a new system and equipment were compounded by a water distribution system that in parts dated to the Depression. The combination of the caustic water, old pipes and treating chemicals com bined to turn the water redto-brown in large swaths of the distribution system — one of the headaches throughout has been the randomness of problems. Though the city’s en gineers said they noted a “potential” for problems because of old pipes, the extent and intractability of those problems — which scoured washed clothes, rendered water unpalatable and clogged up home water lters, among other side ef fects — seemed to catch all off guard. The rates the city has been charging for water, as well as ongoing problems of quality, were also spurred from outside City Hall, in cluding a town hall meeting before a standing-roomonly crowd at the Centen nial Building. The Board of County Commissioners, specical ly former commissioner Bill Williams, publicly assailed the city for its water and prices and during a pan-fry ing of Mayor Mel Magidson in one meeting said the city could not justify its rates without a rate study. That study in turn high lighted that based on the cost of producing a gallon of water combined with the debt the city was taking on with infrastructure, the city was actually charging less than it should to meet its bills. “It turned out to be a good thing,” Magidson said. “(The rate study) told us what we needed to charge.” Anderson said, “It is un fortunate that rates are go ing up, but it has been effec tive (in addressing debt).” However, the water qual ity issues that continue to plague the system undercut arguments for maintain ing the current rate struc ture, as commissioners acknowledged. “Any price increase is hard to swallow,” Commis sioner Phil McCroan said. The anticipated report on pilot testing from CDM, delayed for at least two months before its release two weeks ago, provided little insight into solution. “They have general sug gestions, but no costs or specics,” Commissioner Rex Buzzett said. The bulletin from the report is that in addition to iron from various source —in places unidentied — there is also manganese present in water coming from the plant. Manganese, as with iron, can be a source of “dirty” or “dark” water, the report notes. Manganese was also the critical issue in Dalton after its plant came online, Anderson noted. Once the plant addressed and solved the manganese issue, the water clarity improved dra matically, he said. The report recommends additional testing to iden tify treatment solutions for the manganese in nished water — without specics or costs — as well as to con tinue the replacement of ag ing pipes. The report also noted several issues beyond the system main distribution system — galvanized mains in homes and businesses and seasonal users — and provides suggestions for ad dressing them, but without costs. “In summary,” the re port details, “the discolored water problem in PSJ is a multi-dimensional problem that requires multiple strat egies at the (Surface Water Treatment Plant), distribu tion system and within the customers’ homes. “Testing will be per formed that will result in a recommendation for a change in corrosion control chemical feed and/or pro cess changes to reduce the instances of red water in the distribution system.” Buzzett has pushed for CDM, in partnership with the city’s engineers, Preble Rish, which has coordinat ed the plant construction and infrastructure improve ments, to provide more concrete information and a path forward. Buzzett said last week that no one on the commis sion has been more outspo ken or more aggressive in pushing for answers from the various experts — from the state down — the city has relied upon. The goal is for a full work shop before commissioners in the coming weeks. He said he would con tinue to “pound sand” until solutions are found. “We’re going to get it done,” Buzzett said. “We are going to hold feet to re.” In t e re s t e d in q u i t t in g t o b a c c o ? P l e a s e c o m e t o o u r u p c o m i n g F r e e T o o l s t o Q u i t se s s i o n B e c a u s e N O W i s t h e b e s t t i m e t o q u i t S a c r e d H e a r t H o s p i t a l o n t h e G u l f P o r t S t J o e F L T u e s d a y Au g u s t 2 0 2 0 1 3 T i m e : 5 : 3 0 – 7 : 3 0 p m E S T W e w a h i t c h k a L ib r a r y 3 1 4 N 2 n d S t T u e s d a y Au g u s t 2 7 2 0 1 3 T i m e : 2 :0 0 4 :0 0 p m C S T F r e e N i c o t i n e Pa t c h e s G u m A n d / o r l o z e n g e s f o r p r o g r a m pa r t i c i pa n t s T o R e g is t e r o r f o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n p l e a s e c o n t a c t ( 8 5 0 ) 4 82 6 5 0 0 o r b n u c c i o @b i gben d a h e c o r g U O O K T U O R V F U ¤ FEDERAL from page A1 a defamation suit could be led against McElroy in state court. “This has been an ex pensive and painful pro cess,” McElroy said, noting she had spent $11,000 in at torney’s fees. “I’m just one girl with a voice exercis ing her First Amendment rights.” McElroy said she also would pursue a public ac counting of how much the county and commissioners spent in defending what she called “baseless claims.” The withdrawal stems from a defense permitted all elected ofcials: legisla tive immunity. Legislative immunity provides free speech immu nity for words and actions taken by elected ofcials during the course of “legis lative” debate, provided the words and actions do not constitute criminality. The immunity prohibits elected ofcials from be ing held liable for actions or words during the course of public meetings. Fortythree states have such pro visions in law. The lawsuit alleged that the BOCC, Yeager, McLemore and Williams abused their power and il legally retaliated during public meetings against the PAC and Garth for exercis ing protected First Amend ment rights. The lawsuit alleged McElroy coordinated with the BOCC in the attacks. Local The Star| A5 Thursday, August 15, 2013 SPECIAL TO TT HE STAR Farmers bring fresh produce from around Florida and Georgia for the event. John Parker, volunteer coordinator and the market’s treasurer, has worked the event the past ve years. He and his wife, Carlene, sell tie-dye clothing at the event and, have watched the market grow in size and the amount of vendors increase. “There are locals who are religious about coming by,” Parker said. “We also love new ideas and new input.” Parker said though there is a regular clientele at the market, there is always room for more and welcomed anyone with a hand-crafted product to get in touch if they are interested in exhibiting. He’s also looking for entertainment acts who might be interested in showcas ing their talents. Previous entertainers included local Christian-rock band ThirtyThree and various DJs. Parker said attending farmers will take custom produce orders and deliver the fresh foods during the following market. Parker and the market’s advisory board have enjoyed working in tandem alongside other big area events. During the Centennial Celebration, Salt-Air featured local artists, they’ve paired with the annual chili cook-off, and plans are being made for a Christmas market to be held in early December. “It’s a good thing for the city,” Parker said. “It gives us added value and gives tourists somewhere to go.” The Salt-Air Farmers’ Market will run this Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET. Those interested in setting up a tent can contact John Parker at 404-906-2637. Ven dors must provide a tent, table and chairs. The fee is $10. FRESH from page A1 TT IM CC ROFT | The Star Four years since the opening of a new $21 million water plant the city of Port St. Joe continues to be plagued by water quality issues. WATER from page A1 By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star.com Mexico Beach is on the hunt for a city clerk. Again. After just a month on the job, Sharon McGhee re signed her position as city clerk last Monday. At a special meeting the last week of July, Mayor Al Cathey recommended not to continue McGhee’s em ployment and reminded the council that he had not voted for her initially. “I have 40 years of expe rience dealing with people. I won’t discard my instincts,” said Cathey at the meeting. “I don’t think we made the right choice.” Cathey said the learning curve was bigger than he anticipated and felt that the new clerk wasn’t progress ing quickly enough in her duties. McGhee said that her knowledge of the role was based on the job ad she originally read along with bits and pieces she picked up from city employees. McGhee spoke of get ting “conicting informa tion” when it came to the job’s responsibilities and expressed frustration at the lack of an organized proce dural document. No vote was taken on McGhee’s employment dur ing the meeting and Coun cilwoman Tanya Castro en couraged her fellow council members to be supportive of the new employee. The resignation came several weeks later putting the city right back where it started, in need of a clerk. In an attempt to avoid further conicting infor mation, the council held a special meeting on Monday to nalize the responsibili ties of the position. They built a new list by adding on responsibilities to the ver sion they’d written in 2005, though Cathey noted that it would not be possible to list all duties of the city clerk. They also did their best to separate which responsi bilities would go to the city clerk and what would go to the accounting clerk. Cathey asked if former city clerk Debbie McLeod might ll in again on week ends so that city doesn’t fall too far behind with its administrative tasks but no decision was reached. City Administrator Chris Hubbard said that bank statements and budget ad justments were far behind schedule leaving the city’s books outdated and likely inaccurate. “We have no idea how much money is in the bank account,” said Hubbard. The council will revisit applications they received for the last round of stafng and planned to re-list the job advertisement online as “open until lled.” A special meeting was scheduled to review the ex isting applications. Mexico Beach city clerk resigns

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Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com O UTDOORS www.starfl.com Section Section A Monda y T hursda y 6:30A M 7PM (EST ) F rida y S a tur da y & S unda y 6:30A M 8PM (EST ) BWO Sca l l op H e a dq u a r ters : TIDE T ABLES MONTHL Y A VER A GES T o nd the tides of the f ollo wing ar eas subtr ac t the indica t ed times fr om these g iv en f or AP ALA CHIC OLA: HIGH L OW C a t P oin t M inus 0:40 M inus 1:17 East P ass M inus 0:27 M inus 0:27 T o nd the tides of the f ollo wing ar eas subtr ac t the indica t ed times fr om those g iv en f or C ARR ABELLE: HIGH L OW B ald P oin t M inus 9:16 M inus 0:03 WEEKL Y ALM ANA C Da t e H igh L o w % P r ecip T hu A ug 15 85 77 40 % F ri, A ug 16 85 77 50 % S a t A ug 17 84 77 40 % Sun, A ug 18 85 77 40 % M on, A ug 19 87 77 50 % T ues A ug 20 86 78 40 % W ed A ug 21 86 77 60 % A P AL A CHIC OL A B A Y W EST P ASS S T J OSEPH B A Y SPONSORED BY Inshore/Bay Offshore/Bottom Trout and red fish are on the move again We are seeing good fish still on the flats early and finding deeper holes by late afternoon. The water is crystal clear at Diamond hole and around Fire Tower sites this week. Eagle Harbor is reporting good flounder catches on live bull minnows. Scallops season is still in full effect. Better sized shells and more of them are starting to be reported. Great numbers of shells are coming in from the Presnell’s channel and close to Black’s Island. Smaller shells are thick in the no-name channel and around Treasure Bay. Page 6 FIDDLER CRABS What do you know about these marsh dwellers? By Tom Baird Special to The Star The salt marshes that fringe St. Joseph Bay are characteristic of low energy environments with a shallow sloping substrate and little wave action. These are also among the most productive environments on earth and most of our commercial sh, shrimp, crabs, clams and oysters rely on estuaries and salt marshes as nursery grounds. Our salt marshes likewise support countless other forms of life that may not end up on your dinner table, but which are nevertheless important to the workings of the entire system. One of these life forms is the active and comical ddler crab. Nearly everyone who visits our marshes, whether at the Stump Hole, or Salinas Park, or the state park, is familiar with the ddler crab. From small children to adults, people are always captivated by the small armies of ddler crabs moving over the ats at low tide, and if they listen can hear them clicking as they scurry over objects and each other. Fiddler crabs are not insects, but are true crabs with ten legs and an outside skeleton made of tough chitin. Like other crabs the ddler must shed this exoskeleton periodically to grow. The ddler crab derives its common name from the over-sized claw of the male, which often weighs half that of the entire crab. The female has two pinchers or feeding claws of the same size and so can eat with both “hands.” The male has a single, regular-sized feeding claw paired with the one enormous claw. This relationship, combined with the waving motion of the large claw by the male, has been likened to a ddle and a bow, hence the common name for the crab. The ddler crabs feed at low tide. At that time herds of the animals emerge from their burrows and parade out of the marsh grass to feast on diatoms and other organic matter left by the receding tide on the mud ats. If you reach down and scoop up some of the sand on the ats, there doesn’t seem to be much food value. However, because this zone is washed by the tides, there is a rich store of bacteria and algae between the grains of sand. If the sand or mud is moist, you may be able to clearly see the tiny claw marks at the surface. What happens is this – using one or both feeding claws, the animal stuffs some of the sand into its mouth, sort of like a miniature wad of tobacco. Water stored in the gill chamber is used to dissolve and sift out the edible material. The sand grains are indigestible, and so are periodically spit out in a neat, round ball. Bend down and look closely where crabs have been feeding for a time. The ats are often covered by tiny, white balls of sand slightly smaller than a B-B. These were spit out as the crab fed. Herein lays the ddler crab’s value. These animals are able to convert a microscopic, dif cult to assimilate source of food into concentrated, walk-around form (themselves) that can be used by a wide variety of other marsh and sea creatures. Stalking the mud ats are the rails or marsh hens. They race over the mud, snatch up a ddler crab and proceed to gulp it down while the rest of the herd rushes for cover or sometimes, just ignores the whole drama. Other birds, like gulls and willets, prey on ddler crabs. Since an adequate supply of water in the gills is necessary for feeding, the ddler must periodically re ll its gill chamber at the waters’ edge. There it may fall prey to blue crabs that have been observed to leave the water for a short distance to grab a plump ddler. Fishermen who go for sheepshead or red sh know that ddler crab is good bait. Fiddlers dig burrows for protection. These may go down more than a foot and end in a small chamber at the water table. Temporary burrows are also dug. The males defend and court from these burrows. The claw waving of the male is to attract a female and bluff off other males. Sounds are also produced by tapping the ground and rubbing legs together. This combination of visual and acoustic signals serves to keep the species separate, and there may be two or three different species of these crabs inhabiting a cross section of a marsh. Each species of ddler crab has their own peculiar set of courtship movements and sounds. Some stretch the large pincer to the side and extend it in front of the body. Others wave the pincer in circles over the body while the body is raised. Courtship claw waving differs by species in waves per minute, jerks per wave and accompanying curtsies, acoustics, and leg movements. A curtsy is described as rising up on 8 legs and lowering to the ground. Take a moment to quietly observe some male ddler crabs near their burrows and you’ll be able to see different claw waving patterns of different species. At the approach of high tide, the ddlers plug the entrance of their burrows with a ball of sand or mud and remain in the chamber until low tide. Likewise, the ddlers remain dormant in the chambers during cold winter days. It has been observed that when cleaning their burrows, ddler crabs may deposit their trash down the entrance to their neighbor’s burrow. On the night that hatching will occur, the incubating female emerges from the burrow carrying the eggs underneath her and releases the larvae at the water’s edge. Development occurs as a drifting planktonic larva that is heavily preyed upon by shes. Eventually, those larvae that survive will attain the adult form and colonize the marshes. Because ddler crabs are arthropods like insects, pesticides that wash into canals and creeks from lawns affect them in the same harmful way. Insecticides kill crab larvae and alter the reproductive systems of the adults. Chemical pollution is an insidious threat to all marine life – sedentary invertebrates being hard hit. Likewise, seawalls don’t offer much place for ddlers to burrow. Fiddler crabs came to be before man imposed straight lines on the gentle curves of the shore. Tom Baird has been a sheries biologist, high school and community college teacher (oceanography and microbiology), director of a science and environmental center, teacher of science and principal in Pinellas County as well as an educational consultant. He retired from the Florida Department of Education and he and his wife divide their time between Tallahassee and Cape San Blas. Bowhunting eld day for Internet course in Bay County Special to The Star The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is sponsoring a bowhunting eld day in Bay County on Aug. 24 for serious archers who have taken the online portion of the course. Instruction is from 8 a.m. until noon CT at the FWC’s Northwest Regional Of ce, 3911 Highway 2321 in Panama City. The purpose of this class is to provide advanced instruction to bowhunters on such topics as the fundamentals of bowhunting, safety, hunting techniques, stalking, trailing and sportsmanship. Even though it is not required in Florida, completion of a bowhunting class is required in at least 14 other states before a person can purchase a bowhunting license. Participants must have completed the online National Bowhunter Education Foundation course and bring the of cial NBEF Field Day Qualifying Certi cate with them. In addition, participants should dress for hunting and bring their own archery equipment, including bows and arrows ( eld points or target points), pen or pencil and a packed lunch. People interested in attending this course can register online and obtain information about future bowhunting classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafet y or by calling Hunter Safety Coordinator George Warthen at the FWC’s regional of ce in Panama City at 265-3676. Thursday, August 15, 2013 MALE FIDDLER CRAB FEMALE FIDDLER CRAB

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA S PORTS www.starfl.com A Section SOC CER SOC CER CER SOC Port St. Joe Y outh Soccer registration for the fall soccer season will be held on Friday August 16th and 23rd from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm, Saturday August 17th and 24th from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon at the ST AC House. The ST AC House is located on 8th street in Port St. Joe. Boys and Girls ages 4 to 14 or (8th grade) are invited to play soccer Players must be at least 4 years old before August 1st in order to play Bring a copy of your child’ s birth certi cate to the registration. No experience is necessary Registration fee is $60 per player A limited number of scholarships available. Coaches, referees and sponsors are needed. Please sign up at the time of registration! " $ # $ $ $ #$ $ $ " $ $ $ $ # $ $ T o learn ho w y ou can suppor t our community ’ s univ ersity contact M ar y B eth Lo vingood at (850) 770-2108 or mblo vingood@pc.fsu.edu. THE CAMP AIGN FOR OUR C OMMUNIT Y ’S UNIVERSIT Y E ndo wment for T omorr o w ’ s J obs $4 ,50 0, 000 $50 0, 000 $1,50 0, 000 $2,50 0, 000 $3 ,50 0, 000 $4 ,50 0, 000 $0 $1, 000 000 $2, 000 000 $3 00 0, 000 $4 00 0, 000 $5 00 0, 000 GO AL Star Staff Report Port St. Joe Youth Soccer registration for the fall season will be held 5-7 p.m. ET on Fridays, Aug. 16 and 23, as well as 9 a.m. until noon ET Saturdays Aug. 17 and 24, at the STAC House. The STAC House is located on Eighth Street and boys and girls ages 4 to 14 (or eighth grade) are invited to play. Players must be at least 4-years-old before Aug. 1 in order to play. Bring a copy of your child’s birth certi cate to registration. Coaches, referees and sponsors are needed. Please sign up during registration. For more information visit the league on Facebook or email JustinG@StJoeBay.com. Star Staff Report Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School football players will be in the community beginning this Saturday for the annual sale of “Shark Cards” to raise funds to support the Tiger Shark program. The “Shark Card” can be purchased for $10 and it provides discounts to 1920 local businesses and restaurants. “They are all local,” Coach Chuck Gannon said. Football players, varsity and junior varsity, will be out selling the cards this weekend. After Saturday, the cards may also be purchased at the school front office and Ramsey’s Printing and Office Supply on Reid Avenue. This weekend, the program will also have a table in front of the Piggly Wiggly to sell cards. In addition, the program continues to sell banners to be displayed on game days at Shark Field. For information or to purchase a banner, call Gannon at the school, 229-8251. Star Staff Report Sign-up for the Gene Raf eld Football League will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET this Saturday at the Port St. Joe re house on Williams Avenue. Please bring a fee of $60 and, if the player was not a member of the league last year, a copy of his birth certi cate. Every player must have a physical exam prior to playing. The league requests this be done as soon as possible. Equipment distribution will be done immediately following registration so the player must be present. Port St. Joe will eld teams in two age brackets in 2013: the Dolphins (ages 7-9) and the Jaguars (ages 10-12). If there are suf cient numbers, a second team in either or both age divisions could be elded. That decision will come after registration when coaches determine the number of players. There will be a second registration period on Saturday, Aug. 24. League ofcials urge parents to take advantage of the rst sign up day as expectations are the turnout will be high. Those who sign up rst will have the most and best equipment to choose from. Everyone who wishes to play must register no later than 1 p.m. ET Aug. 24. No applications will be accepted after that date. This means there will be no late sign-ups. If you have any questions whatsoever, contact Matt Herring at 247-9842 or Dona Sander at 227-4839. Special to The Star Over 25 boys and girls took part recently in a oneday Indoor Baseball Camp held at the Washington Recreation Center. The camp sponsored by R. A. Driesbach, Sr. Lodge #77 Knights of Pythias was aimed at helping youth develop such skills as throwing, elding, hitting and base-running. Former Port St. Joe High School Star and Chipola College Baseball Coach Tyrone Dawson and Sir Knight Kenneth Monette spent the day teaching youngsters the game of Baseball. “I am happy to have the opportunity to give back to my community and motivate and inspire young kids to dream big,” Dawson said. Youth attending the camp had an opportunity to try multiple positions on the team which enhanced respect for teammates and the skills needed for various positions. Emphases were placed on setting a positive example and the importance of respecting other team members and coaches. The camp was also designed to promote team play, sportsmanship, hustle, and to have fun. The Knights of Pythias was born in Washington, D.C. in the year 1864, just after one of the greatest Civil Wars in the world’s history. It came to bring order out of confusion, peace out of chaos, and to restore Patriotism and Unity through the principles of Friendship, Charity and Benevolence, as exempli ed in the lives of Damon and Pythias. For more information about the Knights of Pythias, visit www.kightsofpythias .com Thursday, August 14, 2013 Page 7 Knights of Pythias sponsor one-day baseball camp PSJ Jr./Sr. High ‘Shark Card’ blitz begins Saturday Registration for Gene Raf eld Football begins Saturday PSJ fall youth soccer registration begins Friday SPECIAL TO THE STAR

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Local A8 | The Star Thursday, August 15, 2013 Butler took his mother home to St. Joe Beach and upon returning to his apartment, the child’s mother confronted him and asked if he had, in fact, used a racially insensitive word toward her son. According to Butler’s statement, he said, “That’s what he is… a little (racial epithet).” In his statement, Butler seemed confused as to why the woman found this so upsetting. The child’s mother left, and sometime later, Butler and Lynn were visited by Kenneth Dunham. Together they played a dice game and gambled for $1 a game. As Dunham left, he warned Butler and Lynn that people in the apartments weren’t happy with the way he spoke to Rogers and that he’d heard someone would be coming to pay him a visit later. Lynn went on to say that, according to Dunham, someone was coming over, “to kill both of them.” Shortly after Dunham left, Rogers returned to the apartment and asked Butler for some peppermint candy. She chastised him for using the racial slur toward the child and left his home in tears. In Rogers’ statement, she reported that her boyfriend, Everett Gant, saw her in tears and went toward Butler’s apartment. Dunham reported going with him and hoped he could calm down the situation. After Rogers left, Lynn said he fell asleep in a chair and Butler made dinner. A short time later, Gant, who is black, showed up at the sliding glass door at the rear of Butler’s residence. Dunham said Gant and Butler had not had previous issues, and Lynn told police he’d never seen Gant before. Dunham told deputies the man who made threats toward Butler and Lynn was in fact the father of the boy with Rogers, not Gant. Butler reported that Gant pounded on the door and yelled physical threats. Butler approached the door, and what happened next is in dispute. Butler and Lynn told police Gant opened the sliding glass door and attempted to come into the house, but Dunham, who was right behind Gant, told a different story and said Lynn was on his knees and pulled open the door. “He’s always on his knees because he gets drunk and can’t walk,” Dunham told deputies. “This was all a setup.” As Gant made his way into the apartment, Butler grabbed a nearby .22 caliber ri e, pulled the trigger, and red, hitting Gant between the eyes. Gant fell in the doorway, half inside and half outside of the apartment. Dunham said he tried to pull Gant out, but ran for cover when Butler began reloading the weapon. Butler said in his statement the gun didn’t always work, but he was glad it red. He feared what would have happened otherwise. Minutes later, Gant had regained enough consciousness to crawl out of the residence and onto the back porch. Butler shut the sliding glass door, “so insects wouldn’t get inside the apartment.” The aftermath Encouraged by Lynn, Butler called 911 immediately and reported the incident. He then sat down and ate part of his dinner. EMS was on scene seven minutes later. When Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent arrived on scene, he called Butler before approaching the residence. Butler told the of cer that he had put up the gun. After Butler had given his statement, Tolbert told the shooter he was being taken to jail for his safety. “There’s a bunch of people gathering up around here that’s not very happy,” Tolbert said. Deputies also spoke with Pamela Silcox, who works in the Pine Ridge ofces. She had seen Butler and Lynn earlier in the day. Investigator Greg Skipper asked her if the men appeared to be intoxicated or under the in uence. “My personal opinion, that’s a daily thing,” Silcox said. “They are their everyday self.” She went on to say that anytime she had stopped by the apartment, morning, noon or night, there is always beer around. In his statements to police, Dunham had reported drinking beer during the evening. The trial, originally scheduled for May of this year, was rescheduled to July and then continued to September after an unexpected motion was led before the hearing. On Jan. 4, Butler was analyzed by Dr. Michael T. D’ Errico, Ph.D., who determined Butler’s IQ level to be 81. According to a notice of intent to rely on a mental health defense other than insanity, Butler’s IQ falls near the upper limit of the borderline range of intellectual functioning. These ndings will be used along with the “Stand Your Ground” law to state that Butler only shot Gant to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself and that he is entitled to immunity from arrest and prosecution. The IQ analysis also will be used to explain the behavior and actions after the shooting. The next hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. ET Sept. 9-10 at the Gulf County Courthouse. 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C OMMUNITY www.starfl.com B Page 1 Section “Trivia Fun” with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is a weekly feature in The Port St. Joe Star. 1) It takes 20 seconds for food to reach your stomach, but how long until the brain realizes it’s there? Same time, 90 sec, 5 min, 20 min 2) Jamaica Blue Mountain is often regarded as being the best “what” in the world? Wine, Coffee, Bottled water, Hand cream 3) “Four Corners” is where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and which other state intersect? Utah, Montana, Oklahoma, Nevada 4) At what stage in his life did King Arthur take the Excalibur (sword) out of a stone? Young boy, Teen, Middleaged man, Deathbed 5) What was the couple’s last name to complete the rst car-crossing of the Canadian Rockies? Brooks, Cook, Werner, Glidden 6) Which company invented the word “processor” in 1965? Tandy, IBM, GE, VW 7) What does “terebi” mean in Japanese? TV, Tube, Tub, Tower 8) Atlantis is supposedly beneath which ocean? Atlantic, Southern, Paci c, Indian 9) In what year was the Panama Canal opened? 1914, 1922, 1936, 1947 10) What’s a whole number called? Euclid, Oscar, Integer, Frit 11) What were Jason and the Argonauts searching for? Shangri-La, Holy Grail, Beelzebub, Golden Fleece 12) Fusion-jazz combines jazz and? Rock, Country, Soul, Bluegrass 13) What color boxing trunks was Muhammad Ali partial to? Red, White, Black, Gold 14) When did the rst Cannes Film Festival open? 1946, 1951, 1960, 1974 ANSWERS 1) 20 min 2) Coffee 3) Utah 4) Young boy 5) Glidden 6) IBM 7) TV 8) Atlantic 9) 1914 10) Integer 11) Golden Fleece 12) Rock 13) White 14) 1946 Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia Guy.com Thursday, August 15, 2013 Updated apiary policies will help manage bees By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.co m Honeybees have been a buzz word in Wewahitchka in recent months. Last Friday, a meeting was called at the Gulf County Extension Of ce to discuss ongoing issues related to honeybees invading neighborhoods and swimming pools in Wewahitchka. The meeting, hosted by Extension Director Roy Lee Carter, reviewed the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s of cial apiary policies and a list of best management practices that beekeepers in the area should follow. Carter’s intentions were to ensure that everyone “was on the same page” when it came to doing their part to avoid bee-related issues in the area. A new version of the apiary policy will roll out within 90 days and will require that all area beekeepers follow speci c guidelines regarding eligible hive locations, bear depredation control and beekeeper responsibilities. The group included County Commissioners Carmen McLemore and Ward McDaniel. Other attendees included Jamie Ellis of the Entomology and Nematology Department at the University of Florida, local beekeepers and members of the Plant and Apiary Inspection from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer services. McLemore said that he’d been getting phone calls from Wewahitchka residents complaining of bee infestations. His concerns were for those in the community who are allergic to bee stings and are unable to go outside. “There are more and more bees,” said McLemore. “We have to do something.” Area beekeepers explained that bees naturally go to the closest water source if farmers do not provide it near the hives. Professional beekeepers know to keep small pools of water nearby their hives in order to keep the bees from traveling. Best practices like these have FWC investigating gator taking By TIM CROFT 227-7827|@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.co m The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating the legality of the taking of as many as two alligators from Lake Wimico. According to Lt. Stan Kirkland with the FWC, the agency launched an investigation after receiving a complaint last week. The event occurred sometime in the past two weeks, Kirkland said. “We have launched an investigation and are going through the process,” Kirkland said. “We are taking this seriously.” The complaint is focused on whether and how the gators were taken. The recreational season for alligator harvest – for which the state issues more than 3,000 permits annually, Kirkland said – does not open until later this week and continues through November. Kirkland said some private entities are issued permits to take gators. “Essentially there are private landowners that have permits year round,” Kirkland said. The investigation is focused at least in part on whether a private permit was used to take the gators impermissibly. “It is still early in the investigation,” Kirkland said, adding that additional details would not be available until the conclusion of the investigation. The investigation may or may not be related to a recent trip taken on Lake Wimico by several county-paid individuals during non-work time. That trip was mentioned during a recent BOCC meeting and was the subject of a separate anonymous complaint to this newspaper, which contacted the FWC and received information about its investigation. Jennifer Jenkins, executive director of the Tourist Development Council, who mentioned the excursion brie y during a BOCC meeting, said FWC of cers had contacted her regarding her trip. Jenkins said she was on her own time and the trip was not part of any contract involving the TDC. The TDC had examined the potential of creating a “sizzle reel” as part of a pitch for a gator harvesting television show that would spotlight a county business, which County Commissioner Carmen McLemore had discussed during public meetings, but discussions had never gone beyond the preliminary stage. A similar project involving the South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Department – part of a pitch for a television show spotlighting rural departments – was recently undertaken and the resulting “sizzle reel” is part of a pitch to broadcast television networks. See BEES B6 By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.co m Whoever said that school is all work and no play should visit Port St. Joe Jr./ Sr. High School. Students were back in school this week and celebrated the rst day with a little bit of friendly competition as the Shark Dome temporarily became a makeshift Thunder Dome for a round of Wacky Olympics. Students in grades 7-12 competed against one another in a series of events that included ships and sailors, which involved mimicking certain movements upon command. Failing to do the correct movement kicked players to the sidelines until only one person or team remained. Schools always do their best to ensure students are Students celebrate the rst day of school ‘WACKY OLYMPICS’ WES LOCHER | The Star To celebrate the rst day of school, each grade competed in a series of wacky Olympic events that included “Ships and Sailors.” Teams stacked Oatmeal Pies on the head of a teammate before gobbling them down to win. See WACKY B6

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First United Methodist Churc h of P ort St. J oe psjumc.or g J oin us each Sunda y at 9:00AM EST for W orship at the W ater or 11:00AM EST or our Sanctuary Service. Aug. 18 Aug. 25 Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Psalm 150 Psalm 146 Psalm 88 Psalm 22 Great Ser vice F air Price Q ualit y I n t er nal M edicine S of t T issue/Or thopedic Sur ger y D en tistr y Clean and Spacious F acilit y Albert By as, DVM Stephen Collier DVM 300 L ong A v e PSJ FL 32456 850-229-6009 M onda y -F rida y 8:00 AM 5:30 P M ANIMAL HOSPIT AL of P or t S t Joe 24-Hour Emergenc y Ser vice For Our Current Clients Society Judy, Tony Barbee celebrate 50th wedding anniversary Angel Barbee and Daryl Parker are united in marriage I am sure you are familiar with soybeans, but probably not in the way we’ll describe it. If you frequently visit health food stores, or the health food section of your supermarket, you’re bound to have seen this vegetable in its dried form. It’s a substitute for meat in many dishes, and it’s used to enhance the nutritional value of numerous foods. Surprising as it may seem, the soybean is a nutritious and versatile green vegetable. While we’re all fairly familiar with the many uses of dried soybeans, most of us haven’t had much exposure to fresh soybeans. My information was provided by retied Extension Vegetable Specialist Jim Stephens. There are two main types of soybeans. The one cultivated most frequently is the agronomic or eld soybean. It represents 99 percent of all soybeans grown in our country. The second type, which we’re emphasizing, is the vegetable soybean, which is grown for fresh or green mature consumption. The vegetable type is about one-and-a-half to three times larger seeded than the eld type. While few Americans think of soybeans as a vegetable, it has been used as a vegetable in Asia for over 1,000 years. The varieties suitable as a vegetable are different from those used as a eld crop. Major vegetable varieties are “Verde”, “Disoy”, “Bansei”, “Gaint Green”, Fuji”, and “Seminole”. Aside from their good taste and high yield, green soybeans have excellent nutritional value. Fresh soybeans are very high in vitamin c, and they’re also high in protein, containing about three times the protein of milk and about half that of red meat. Fresh soybeans are relatively high in calories, because of their seven percent fat content. Fortunately, this is good quality vegetable fat. Soybeans also contain sizeable amounts of other vitamins and minerals. As with most fresh vegetables, soybeans should be eaten as soon after harvest as possible. Eating quality and nutrition value begin to decrease within several hours after the beans are picked. You’ll have an easier time removing the seeds if you place the unshelled beans in boiling water for about three minutes. This will soften the pods, and allow the tender beans to be split out by hand. As a gardenfresh vegetable, soybeans can be prepared like any other fresh shelled beans. Soybean seeds also make excellent bean sprouts. For more information on edible soybeans contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 639-3200 or visit our website: http://gulf.ifas.u.ed u or www. http://edis.ifas.u.ed u and see Vegetable Gardening in Florida by James M. Stephens, Vegetable Production Handbook for Florida, Vegetable Gardening Guide or IFAS Publication SP 103/VH 021: Florida Vegetable Garden Guide. ROY LEE CA rR TE rR County extension director Add edible soybeans to your garden collection Dianne Semmes, President of GFWC Wewahitchka Woman’s Club, Inc., is shown with Lindsey McCrary, BA, the Salvation Army Victim’s Advocate. The GFWC Wewahitchka Woman’s Club, Inc. donated 41 children’s gift bags, 21 women’s gift bags, plus numerous other hygiene products to assist the Gulf County Domestic Violence program. SPECIAL TO TT HE STAr R WE wW AHITCHKA WOMAN’ sS CC LUB MAKE sS DONATION TO GULF CC OUNTY DD OME sS TIC VIOLENCE Star Staff Report An All-Class Reunion for Wewahitch ka High School will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19. Everyone in the community is invited, so make plans to come and enjoy seeing old friends and catching up with one another. We would like to get the word out to everyone, so please pass along this infor mation to any classmate/friend that you have contact with. The reunion will be held at the Hon eyville Community Center in Honeyville beginning at 10:30 a.m. CT. If you would like to attend please send a check for $17 (per person) to Dianne (Lester) Semmes, 1730 CR 386 North, Wewahitchka, FL 32465. If you need further information or would like to assist in any way, please contact Dianne at 639-5345 (home) or 2276425 (cell), or via email: Wewamama@ yahoo.co m Food and beverages will be provided, but donations of desserts are requested. Wewahitchka High School all-class reunion 2013 Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe High School Class of 1973 will begin their 40th class re union at 6 p.m. ET Friday, Sept. 27 at Frank Pate Park with an “Old Fashion” Pic nic. Pictures will be taken at sunset on the city pier. The celebration will continue Saturday, Sept. 28 with a friendly round of golf (at approximately 12 noon) for those interested. (Others are thinking of try ing their skills at paddleboarding in the bay.) The reunion will come to an end at 5 p.m. Satur day with a dinner at Ron nie B’s. Any classmate who has not been contacted please contact Lee Anna Parrish at 850-227-5647 or par rishteacher@yahoo.co m PSJHS Class of 1973 reunion

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Lik e us on F acebook & F ollo w us on T witt er /emer aldc oast .jobs @EC oastJ obs Special to The Star Vaccinations are a frighten ing thing for children, and we assure them they will “out grow” feeling that way, when in reality, the leading cause for adults not getting the vaccina tions they need is being afraid of the needle. Children’s vac cinations are kept up to date mostly as a result of the school requirements. As adults, we have to keep up with the recommendations from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and make ourselves go get the care that we need. Simply put, mak ing time for health care, wheth er it’s a check-up, lab work, or vaccination, prevents having to make time for being sick. Let’s look at a few of the im munizations recommended for people 50 and older. Flu Shot Inuenza, commonly called the “u shot”, is recommended every u season, beginning about September through to the following March. The u can be debilitating, especially to older adults, leading to com plications such as ear and si nus infections. Extreme cases can be deadly. Pneumonia Shot The pneumonia vaccina tion protects against 23 types of pneumonia. Most of us didn’t even know there are that many types, much less how to pre vent them. Pneumonia is a major cause of death among older adults, especially those with chronic health conditions. One shot every ve years if you have a chronic health condition or one at or after age 65 if you don’t, will keep you safe. Shingles Vaccination Shingles are a painful, red, burning rash that can lead to permanent nerve damage and misery. Anyone who has had chicken pox is at risk of getting shingles. There is a safe, ef fective vaccination, and every person over age 60 is encour aged to have it. TDAP Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis vaccine is required during school age years, and then we tend to not think of it again. Pertussis, known as whooping cough, is on the rise again, and we can help prevent that with boosters. Each adult is encouraged to get a booster every 10 years. Two Silent Killers We know that high blood pressure, also called hyper tension, is known as the silent killer because so many people have it and never know. Sta tistics say one of every three Americans, regardless of age, race or gender, is affected by high blood pressure, which includes adults, teens and children. There is another “silent kill er” that may not be as familiar. High blood pressure, along with diabetes, can lead to many health complications in cluding kidney disease. Kidney disease, in the early stages, may have no signs or symp toms. The only way you would know would be to have a blood or urine test that showed poor ltering by the kidneys. The kidneys are easily dam aged by high blood pressure or diabetes, and there may be no signs or symptoms to let you know that something is going wrong. Learn your family his tory, talk about the health of those who have passed away. Even closely connected fami lies sometimes don’t think to share health related informa tion, so be the one who starts that conversation. You may be able to help oth ers in your family, as well as yourself. If you know you have a family history of high blood pressure, diabetes, or kidney disease, especially if you have a relative on dialysis, you should make certain your health care provider knows and is monitor ing your kidney health. Early treatment can prevent or delay kidney failure, and testing for kidney disease is easy. Manag ing your diabetes or high blood pressure, especially if you have both conditions, is the key to keeping your kidneys healthy. Making sure you eat healthy, cut back on salt, keep your blood sugar under control, and take your medication as directed will help. Make sure you learn what your numbers should be. If you don’t know, your health care provider can help you with that information. To determine if you are eligible for the MyGULFCare program, please call 227-1276 ext. 132 or 229-5606 to speak to one of our staff members. If you would like more in formation about vaccinations, which to get and which to avoid, check with your primary care provider. For more infor mation about health care top ics, including Knowledge, Nu trition, Exercise, and Wellness (K.N.E.W.) You! Plan to attend our monthly group health coaching events. Each month we will discuss a different well ness topic that will help you better manage your health. Our next class will be 5:15 pm – 6:15 p.m. ET Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf. We will have dinner and talk about Healthy Eat ing and Shopping on a Budget. Contact MyGULFCare staff if you plan to attend at 227-1276 ext. 132 Special to The Star Dr. Alan Wool ery of Sacred Heart Medical Group will discuss the warn ing signs of demen tia and ways of cop ing with the disease in those you love at 10 a.m. ET Sept. 19 at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf’s Conference Room. A question and an swer time will be available for additional questions. Woolery is a board-certi ed family physician with specialty training in geri atric medicine. He recently relocated from Middle, GA where he was the direc tor of the family medicine residency program at Houston Medical Center. Woolery gradu ated from the Okla homa State Univer sity College of Os teopathic Medicine and has extensive training in geriat ric medicine. He serves on the edito rial board of several peerreviewed geriatric medi cine journals and has pub lished extensively in the area of geriatric medicine. Woolery currently serves as a hospitalist at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf. The AARP estimates 2529 percent of caregivers of persons age 50 or older pro vide assistance to someone with a memory problem or a disorder better known as dementia. Pre-registration is re quested for the seminar, which is sponsored by Sa cred Heart’s SeniorSpirit membership program. Space is limited. Please call Paulina Pendarvis at 229-5603 to register. Sacred Heart Senior Spirit is a free program for persons 55 and older. Ben ets include free screen ings, seminars, special in-patient benets such as three free guest meal tick ets (up to $6) per hospital stay, a monthly calendar of events detailing all Senior Spirit events, and discount ed pre-paid lab coupon program. AL aA N WOOLERY Sacred Heart doctor to present ‘Spotting Signs of Dementia’ MyGulfCare recommends must-have adult vaccinations

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FAITH Page B4 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com SOUTHERLAND F AMIL Y FUNERAL HOME (850) 229-8111 (T rad iti ona l Ser vic es 192 8 BCP ) Mor nin g Pra y er & Hol y Com mun ion Sun day ... ... ... ... ... 10: 00 A.M The Re v Lou Lit tle Pri est Ser vic es T emp ora ril y at Sen ior Cit ize ns Cen ter 120 Lib rar y Dri v e An Unc han gin g F ait h In A Cha ngi ng W orl d COMFOR TER FUNERAL HOME (850) 227-1818 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 (850) 229-9596 Sunday School ............................ 10 a.m. Sunday Morning W orship ........... 11 a.m. Sunday Evening W orship .............. 6 p.m. W ednesday Evening Ser vice ....... 7 p.m. T OUCHING LIVES WITH THE LO VE OF JESUS 6pm www .fbcpsj.or g www .fbcpsj.or g SUNDA Y : Sunday School 9:15 Morning W orship 10:30 Evening W orship 5:00 1601 Long A ve Port St Joe, FL 32456 (850) 229-8691 W E DN ES DA Y : Family D inner 5:30 Prayer Meeting 6:30 Student Ministr y 6:30 Children s Ministr y / Choir 6:30 A dult Choir 7:30 MINISTR Y S CHEDULE Dr Geof fre y Lentz P astor Bobbi Lassiter Minister to F amilies Ann Comforter Dir ector of Music 1001 Constitution Dr 850.227.1724 www .psjumc.or g Sunday Schedule 9:00AM EST W orship on the W ater under the sails on St. Joseph Bay 11:00AM EST Sanctuary Service with Special Children s time. 1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL ( 850) 648.1151 www .livingwateratthebeach.com WEEKL Y SCHEDULE SUND A Y 8:00 A M W orship a t Sunset P ark ( on the sa nd) 10:00 A M Bible S tudy a t 1602 H igh w a y 98 MOND A Y 7:00 P M Lif etr ee C af Join the C on v ersation WEDNESD A Y 10:00 A M 2:00 P M O pen House C o e e & C on v ersation T o c ontac t w orship leader : (850) 648.1151 or l w cpast or@f a irp oint .net Special to The Star How pets interact with humans will be explored at Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, Aug. 19. The program, titled Whats Your Pet Trying to Tell You? explores how animals think and interact with humans. In an exclusive lmed interview, an animal communicator will share accounts of conversations with household pets. People with pets often say they communicate with their animals, said Lifetree representative Craig Cable. This program provides an opportunity to share those stories and to discover what science tells us about the capacity of animals to interact with humans. Admission to the 60minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is located at 1602 U.S. 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint. net. The Christian looks to the future with joy in their life. They know when this lifes over there will be no more trouble and strife. The fool says in his heart there is no God. Ask him where hell spend eternity, when he leaves this earthly sod. Many will laugh it off and say they are happy living their life of sin. But the laughter of a fool conceals emptiness within. A life with no meaning, and no future at the end. Thats all it will be without Jesus, and a life lived in sin. But folks there is hope, Jesus is coming back again. Ask forgiveness and accept Him as your Savior and Hell forgive your sin. You will be eternally blessed and look forward to the end. The crystal river in heaven beats the lake of re, my friend. Billy Johnson Paula Joan Bass Brewer, age 72, passed peacefully Aug. 4, in Pensacola, surrounded by the ones she laughed with, lived for and loved. She was born to Paul and Esther Bass on Sept. 30, 1940, in Port St. Joe. She married the late Jerry C. Brewer of Richmond, Ind., Feb. 7, 1959, and had made Gulf Breeze her home since 1979. Paula was a kind and gentle soul who had an intense love for family and a passion for kayaking and other outdoor events. She was looking forward to her rst greatgrandchild to be born in January. Paula was predeceased by her husband, Jerry; son, Jerry Paul; mother and daddy, Paul and Esther Bass; sister, Anita; and brother, Steven. She will be remembered in love and her memories will be deeply cherished by her family and friends: daughter and son-in-law, Lita and Troy Basham, Pensacola; grandchildren, Stephen and Joshua Bowers, Pueblo, Colo.; Ashley (Dustin) Hicklen, Pensacola, FL; soul mate and best friend, Fred Grif n, Howard Creek, FL; sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Fred Joines, Lakewood, Colo.; sister-inlaw, Joyce Ketring, Dayton, Ohio; special nieces and nephews Kelly (Christoph) Joines, Slade (Shanna) Joines, Shane (Emily) Joines, Brendan, Sierra, Hunter, Lucas, Ivy; Ashlea Scarabin, Ayden, Joseph; Debbie Charnock and Brian Ketring. Family graveside services will be held at Jehu Cemetery. In lieu of owers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Paula Joan Brewer PAULA JOAN BREWER George W. GW Dykes Sr., age 73 of Apalachicola, born Feb. 7, 1940, in Port St Joe went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 6, 2013. He had been a resident of Apalachicola for 52 years and was a commercial sherman. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Ruby L Dykes; his children: Kathy Creamer (Dennis) of Eastpoint, George W. Dykes Jr., of Apalachicola, Connie Polous (Dewitt) of Eastpoint, Sabrina Webb (Mitchell) of Apalachicola; his grandchildren: Eric Polous (Heather), Wesley Creamer (Stephanie), Pamela Cox (William), Savanah Dykes, Tiffany Creamer (DJ), Dona Harrell (Casey), Latoya Dykes, and Tyler Webb; and 12 greatgrandchildren; his mother: Johnnie M Dykes; his sisters: Dora Coulter (Arthur), Jeanine Peterson ( Lawrence), Lee Collie; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Dykes and his brothers: Marvin and Glenn Dykes. The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. E.D.T. on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at the Assembly of God Church in Apalachicola with interment following in Holly Hill Cemetery. All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home. George W. GW Dykes Obituaries Thursday, August 15, 2013 Communicating with pets explored at Lifetree Caf The Christian and the fool Bessie Mae Dozier was born on March 5, 1925 in Leon County, Florida. She was educated in the Leon County School system. She moved to Apalachicola, Florida at an early age. She wed Henry Lee Dozier and moved to Port St. Joe. On August 3, 2013 Bessie was called home to be with the Lord. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends and people of the community. Leaving to cherish her loving memories are her husband, Henry Lee Dozier; her daughter, Olivia Daniels (Theodore) of Port St. Joe; grandson, Walter Seabrooks (Charlotte) of Port St. Joe; granddaughter, Yolanda N. Daniels of Pensacola; cousins, Essie Mae Giddens, Lorine Bank (Bobby) and Annie Laura Johnson, all of Apalachicola; and a host of other family and special friends. All services were under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home. Bessie Mae Dozier

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Guffey is a graduate of Wewahitchka High School and Haney Technical Cen ter. He holds a Florida Electrical Con tractor’s license and has 20 years of ex perience in the electrical trade, mainly in maintenance roles. Waites is a graduate of Bay High School and previously worked with Over street Electric, performing underground and high-voltage distribution work, and with Wise Electric. Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative is part of the Touchstone Energy national alli ance of local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives providing high standards of service to customers large and small. More than 70 em ployees serve more than 20,000 meters and 2,500 miles of line in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Walton and Wash ington counties and in the municipalities of Wewahitchka, Ebro, Lynn Haven, White City, Fountain and Southport. Special to The Star Kerigan Marketing As sociates Inc. announced this week Sara Backus has joined the Port St. Joebased marketing and ad vertising agency as senior designer. Backus will lead all graphic design and art direction for the company’s creative services, which include website design, corporate identity and multi-media advertising. A Panama City native, Backus returns home after spending a few years in the soulful mid-South expand ing and honing her craft. In Memphis, she served as senior designer at Counterpart Communica tion Design for six years. While there, she worked on a wide range of big brand accounts including P&G, FedEx, International Paper, xpedx, and Accre do, as well as many small businesses and received regional, national and in ternational awards for ex cellence in design. Previously, she worked in the tourism industry as an in-house designer at I1 Internet Group. Backus joins the four-person team of web developer Bryan Baird, ofce manager Re nee Orand and owner Jack Kerigan. “Leading the creative direction for our agency comes with great expecta tions. I’ve always believed in nding talented people,” Kerigan said. “And we received re sumes from design profes sionals all over the coun try, Los Angeles to New York; people that knew this area and said living on Cape San Blas would be paradise. I feel very fortu nate to have found some one like Sara. She is a dis ciplined designer and easy to work with. She’s already t in well with our team. “As director of market ing for Community Coffee, I worked with The Rich ards Group and creative director, Mike Renfro, known for his work creat ing the Chick-l-A cows, Motel 6 Tom Bodett and the Hummer campaign. With that foundation I’ve tried to bring a similar lev el of professionalism to our smaller accounts.” Kerigan Marketing serves as agency of record for Tyndall Federal Credit Union and Florida State University Panama City. Backus holds a bachelor of ne arts in graphic de sign from Harding Univer sity in Searcy, Arkansas. More information is available on the company’s website at keriganmarket ing.com/about/sara. MIKE WAITES JA mM EY GUFFEY GCEC welcomes new employees Backus joins Kerigan Marketing Associates Special to The Star PANAmM A CITY — Gulf Coast State College’s District Board of Trustees recently elected new leadership for the 2013/2014 term. Ralph Roberson suc ceeds Denise Butler as chair of the board effec tive July 25. Roberson was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott in December of 2011 to the District Board of Trustees at the College. Roberson, of Port St. Joe, is a certied public accountant and has been the owner of Roberson and Associates P.A. since 1997. From 1993 to 2001, he served on the Board of Trustees of Gulf Coast State College. Roberson has been a member of the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce since 1987, the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce since 1986 and the Florida Institute of CPAs since 1979. From 1985 to 2006, he was a member of the Rotary Club of Port St. Joe, where he served as presi dent and director, and he is also a past member of the Association of Florida Colleges. He received an associate degree from Tal lahassee Community Col lege and bachelor’s degree from the University of West Florida. Special to The Star Gulf Coast jobseekers and employers now have an even more enhanced tool at their disposal to assist them in nding suitable jobs, lo cating training opportuni ties and identifying skilled candidates. The Gulf Coast Work force Board, which provides workforce services to Bay, Franklin, and Gulf counties, recently launched a new website bringing numerous enhancements to individu als seeking jobs and em ployers seeking employees. All of the services continue to be provided at no charge to job seekers and employ ers. The website, developed by Kerigan Marketing As sociates, is www.workforce center.org Users will notice a dif ferent look and feel when they visit the site. The site features a new layout struc ture, important information highlighted by a revolving image carousel, a prominent navigation bar, portals for job seekers and employers, easy-to-understand content, easy-to-locate contact infor mation for all of the region’s Workforce locations, and in teractive features. KK EY INTERA cC TIVE FEATURES FOR E mpMP LOYERS OO NLINE J J OB O O RDER F F OR mM : This feature will allow em ployers to quickly submit their open positions for posting on the state’s larg est job bank, www.employ orida.com. This feature alone can save businesses hundreds to thousands of dollars in help wanted ads each year.I I NTEGRATION WITH S S O cC IAL MEDIA: Employers can sign up for the Workforce Cen ter’s monthly e-newslet ter, join Linked In, Twitter or Facebook and become part of the conversation about the local workforce, employment services, and human resources. Emp EMP LOYER S S ATISFAcC TION S S URVEY: Employers can give condential feedback on the performance of our staff and programs in or der to help us improve our service.T T HE W W ORKFOR cC E CENTER H H EL pP ED MY COmpMP ANY: This feedback form can help our staff identify success sto ries for use in future publi cations or videos, which is a great way to showcase your company and how the part nership with the Workforce Center has helped you. KK EY FEATURES FOR JOB SEEKERS HH OT J J OBS: The Hot Jobs section of the Workforce Center’s new website will now be updated daily! These selections of jobs are ones local employers are in a rush to ll. CALENDAR OF E E VENTS: With the new calendar feature, job seekers will never miss an opportunity to sharpen their skills and enhance their job search with free employment workshops and mini-job fairs held at the Workforce Center.I I NTEGRATION WITH S S O cC IAL MEDIA: Job seekers can sign up for the Workforce Center’s monthly e-news letter, join Linked In, Twit ter or Facebook to receive daily job listings and oth er helpful labor market information.J J OBSEEKER S S ATISFAcC TION S S URVEY: Jobseekers can give condential feedback on the performance of work force staff and programs. I I F F OUND A J J OB: This feed back form can help our staff identify success stories for use in future publications or videos, and is another great way the Workforce Center can celebrate your success with you! Gulf Coast Workforce Board launches new website Roberson elected GCSC board chair

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B6 | The Star Thursday, August 15, 2013 well-fed, and additional events had the kids stacking Oatmeal Pies on a team member’s forehead and then consuming the entire stack to win or dangling donuts above a hungry teammate and helping them coordinate a hands-free feast. Physical activities required teammates to stand back-to-back, holding a ball between them, and then navigating the length of the basketball court to drop it in a bucket. The festivities were ended with an old fashioned game of tug-of-war. Seniors dominated the majority of the events and showed everyone that they intended to end their high school careers on the highest note possible. Classes on the rst day were only 10 minutes in length as both students and staff eased back into the routine. Other events during the day included a hypnotist and a pep rally to get the school spirit going. been undertaken, but not all beekeepers follow the guidelines. The group assumed that the issue was coming from out-of-towners who come in for a few weeks at a time, mainly during the “tupelo ow.” Some beekeepers bring hives in from California, Wisconsin and Michigan. They stay for six to eight months before heading to another destination. Beekeepers are sup posed to register their hives with the Florida De partment of Agriculture and even those with one hive are required to do so. A list of registered bee keepers is available on the agency’s website and bee keepers not on the list can be reported. The beekeepers agreed that part of the problem is that the exact number of bees in the county is cur rently unknown. According to Jeff Pippin with the Florida Depart ment of Agriculture, area bees are on the decline. In 1950, Gulf County had around 5.5 million bees, but 2013 estimates show the number closer to 2.5 million. Pippin is eager to bring new beekeepers to the area but wants to ensure that they follow the appropriate guidelines. “People need to real ize the importance of bees and the lack of them,” said Pippin. “Here, there are always bees, so people don’t realize that there are fewer.” Pippin inspects and cer ties hives for nine coun ties in Florida and said he and his team had already inspected over 24,000 hives this year. He said that bees are coming in at such a high rate that he’s mak ing attempts to double the amount of inspectors. There are 3,200 bee keepers currently regis tered in Florida and the number is climbing. In addition to over crowding, local beekeep ers also face extreme com petition. Several farmers reported having hives poi soned, destroyed or stolen. To help combat the behav ior, new agricultural laws will ne offenders $10,000 for the molestation of one beehive. In Wewahitchka, hon eybees collect nectar from the blossoms of the white Ogeechee tupelo tree. These trees are distribut ed along the borders of riv ers, swamps, and ponds in remote wetlands of Geor gia and Florida. These blossoms last two to three weeks in April and May and are the primetime for bees to cre ate the unique honey. Locally, that time frame is known as the “tupelo ow.” Around 1,000 drums of tupelo honey are produced each year in Gulf County with a market value of $4 million. 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CLASSIFIEDS Thursday, August 15, 2013 The Star | B7 94517S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1493 Application No. 2013-33 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06267-600R Description of Property: Lot 25, Paradise Gulf Paradise Bay, as per plat thereof recorded in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Rudolph J. Forte, Jr., Nicholas Brauning and Thomas J. Huber All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 28th day of August, 2013. Dated this 23rd day of July, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk July 25, August 1, 8, 15, 2013 94519S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1587 Application No. 2013-32 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06291-080R Description of Property: Lot 16, Surfside Estates II, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3 at Pages 46 and 47 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Michael R. McNew and Nancy Hanks-McNew All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 28th day of August, 2013. Dated this 23rd day of July, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk July 25, August 1, 8, 15, 2013 94649S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Nicole Seybold the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 798 Application No. 2013-34 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 R.E. No: 03391-012R Description of Property: TRACT “A” Commence at a concrete monument marking the Northeast covner of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 31, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence run South 119.50 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 89 degrees 55 minutes 55 seconds West 175.54 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING continue South 89 degrees 55 minutes 55 seconds West 174.57 feet to a concrete monument on the Easterly right-of-way boundary of Palmetto Street, thence run North 00 degrees 02 minutes 26 seconds West along said right-of-way boundary 169.84 feet to the Southerly right-of-way boundary of Forest Street, thence run South 89 Degrees 57 minutes 31 seconds East along said Southerly right-ofway boundary 174.57 feet, thence run South 00 degrees 00 minutes 26 seconds East 169.51 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 0.68 of an acre, more or less. Name in which assessed: Valerie Dodds All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 4th day of September, 2013. Dated this 30th day of July, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013 94651S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Nicole Seybold the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 799 Application No. 2013-35 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 R.E. No: 03391-013R Description of Property: TRACT “B” Begin at a concrete monument marking the Northeast corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 31, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence run South 119.50 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 89 degrees 55 minutes 55 seconds West 175.54 feet, thence run North 00 degrees 00 minutes 26 seconds West 169.51 feet to the Southerly right-of-way boundary of Forest Street, thence run South 89 degrees 57 minutes 31 seconds East along said right-of-way boundary 175.56 feet, thence run South 49.68 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 0.68 of an acre, more or less. Name in which assessed: Valerie Dodds All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 4th day of September, 2013. Dated this 30th day of July, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013 94677S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-434-CA CADENCE BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. JEROME C. WILLIAMS, JR. a/k/a JEROME WILLIAMS and KARI N. DYKES, AND GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 25th day of July, 2013, in Case Number 11-434-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein CADENCE BANK is Plaintiff, and JEROME C. WILLIAMS, JR. a/k/a JEROME WILLIAMS, KARI N. DYKES, and GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder at the front lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., Eastern Time on the 29th day of August, 2013, the following described real property, as set forth in the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: Lot 25, Block A, Integras Rehabilitation Phase II, according to the Plat thereof, As recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 2, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida AT THE TIME OF THE SALE, THE SUCCESSFUL HIGH BIDDER OR BIDDERS, AS THE CASE MAY BE, SHALL POST WITH THE CLERK A DEPOSIT EQUAL TO 5 PERCENT OF THE FINAL BID. THE DEPOSIT SHALL BE APPLIED TO THE SALE PRICE AT THE TIME OF PAYMENT. THE SUM REMAINING DUE AND OWING AFTER APPLICATION OF THE DEPOSIT SHALL BE PAID TO THE CLERK IN CERTIFIED FUNDS NO LATER THAN TEN (10) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF SALE. Creamer’s Tree Service Licensed & Insured. Free estimates. 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B8 | The Star Thursday, August 15, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS 1116035 1113601 4510161 4510160 1113086 160 Properties 65 Offerings August 27th & 28th 11:00 a.m. Atlanta, GA Holiday Inn Atlanta 4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. GAL # 2034; FLAL # AB-1488 Information 800.479.1763 johndixon.com A B S O L U T E* A UC T I O N 4515281 RENTALS 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322Contact Randi Dempsey (850) 697-5300 www.seacrestre.com www. rst tness.com/carrabelle PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALS SEACREST REAL ESTATE, INC. 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THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER, OR BIDDERS, AT THE SALE WILL BE REQUIRED TO PLACE THE REQUISITE STATE DOCUMENTARY STAMPS ON THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record, as of the date of the lis pendens, may claim the surplus. DATED this 26th day of July, 2013 REBECCA L NORRIS Clerk of the Court Gulf County, Florida By: B. A. Baxter As Deputy Clerk August 8, 15, 2013 94681S In The Circuit Court Of The Fourteenth Judicial Circuit In And For Gulf County, Florida Case No.: 13-47CA Prosperity Bank, Plaintiff, vs. Little River Camp, LLC a Florida limited liability company, Paul W. Groom, II, Matthew D. Birmingham, William J. Smiley, Ovation on Cape San Blas Homeowners’ Association, Inc., a Florida corporation, Seven Springs Lake Homeowners Association, Inc., a Florida corporation, and Beach to Bay, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in the above-captioned case, will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as: EXHIBIT “A” PARCEL1 Lot 89, Block, Ovation on Cape San Blas Phase II, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page(s) 61, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. PARCEL 2 An undivided One-Half Interest in and to the following described property: That part of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 36, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, lying East of State Road 71, Less and Except Twin Lakes Subdivision, Unit 1, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 42, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, and also Less and Except Lots 3 through 10, Block 4, of Twin Lakes Subdivision, Unit 2, an unrecorded subdivision. Also being described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 36, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, and run South 30 feet to concrete marker; thence turn right 90 degrees and run along the South boundary line of Transfer Landing Road a distance of 300 feet for the Point of Beginning; thence continue along the same line to the point of intersection of the South boundary line of said Transfer Landing Road and the East boundary of State Road No. 71; thence run Southeasterly along the East boundary line of State Road No. 71 to a point of intersection of said East boundary line of State Road 71 and the North boundary line of Land Drive; thence run Easterly following the Northerly boundary line of said Land Drive to the point of intersection with the Southwesterly boundary line of Azalea Drive; thence run Northwesterly following said Southwesterly boundary line of Azalea Drive to the point of intersection with a Westerly extension of the South boundary line of Lot 11, Twin Lakes Subdivision, Unit 2, Unrecorded; thence run East to the Southeast corner of Lot 11; thence run North along the East boundary line of Lots 11, 12 and 2, of said Twin Lakes Subdivision, Unit 2, Unrecorded, to the Point of Beginning. and Lot 11, 17, 37, 40 and 41, Block A, Seven Springs Lake, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page(s) 17, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. at two separate public sales (Parcel 1 and Parcel 2), to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the North door of the Gulf County Courthouse, in Port St. Joe Florida, at 11:00 AM Eastern Time on August 29th, 2013. Any person other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens claiming an interest in any surplus funds from the sale, must file a claim for said funds with the clerk of court within 60 days from the date of the sale. DATED this 25th day of July, 2013. Rebecca Norris CLERK OF COURT By: B.A. Baxter Deputy Clerk August 8, 15, 2013 94679S In The Circuit Court Of The Fourteenth Judicial Circuit In And For Gulf County, Florida Case No.: 12-265CA Prosperity Bank, Plaintiff, vs. Paul W. Groom, II, Jubilation Homeowners Association, Inc., and any unknown parties, including any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees and spouses, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against Paul W. Groom, II, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in the above-captioned case, I will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as: Lot 55 Jubilation Phase II, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 12, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM ET on August 29, 2013. Any person other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens claiming an interest in any surplus funds from the sale, must file a claim for said funds with the clerk of court within 60 days from the date of the sale. DATED this 26th day of July, 2013. Rebecca Norris CLERK OF COURT By: B.A. Baxter Deputy Clerk August 8, 15, 2013 94771S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 13-42-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF MABLE JEAN SHOOTS Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of MABLE JEAN SHOOTS, deceased, whose date of death was June 19, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal represen-tative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is August 8, 2013. Personal Representative: DONALD W. SHOOTS 2708 Minnesota Ave. Lynn Haven, FL 32444 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Tel: (850)-227-1159 August 8, 15, 2013 94743S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 12-57PR Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM H. LINTON, JR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of WILLIAM H. LINTON, JR., deceased, File Number: 2012-57-PR is pending in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The name(s) and address(es) of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representative’s attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s Estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is August 8, 2013. Personal Representative: Mike Linton c/o Mallory Law Firm, P.A. 1008 Harrison Avenue Panama City, FL 32401 Attorney for Personal Representative: MALLORY LAW FIRM, P.A. Sherri Denton Mallory FL Bar No. 0699136 1008 Harrison Avenue Panama City, FL 32401 (850) 747-8131 August 8, 15, 2013 94863S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, will on September 5, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statues, offer for sale, and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder, the following described real property situated in Gulf County, Florida: Real Property Lot 1 of ST. VINCENT POINT, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page(s) 22, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. P ersonal Property Together with all rights, easements, appurtenances, royalties, mineral rights, oil and gas rights, crops, timber, all diversion payments or third party payments made to crop producers, and all existing and future improvements, structure, fixtures, and replacements, that may now or at any time in the future, be part of the real estate described above (all referred to as “Property”). The term Property also includes, but is not limited to, any and all water wells, water, ditches, reservoir, reservoir sites and dams located on the real estate I and all riparian water rights associated with Property, however established. pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure upon Default entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is CENTENNIAL BANK, successor in interest to WAKULLA BANK, Plaintiff, vs. DAVID J. DRUMMOND, Defendant. and the docket number of which is 2012-CA-000260 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim with the clerk of the court within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 7475338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711 or email ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court this 2nd day of August, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF COURT GULF COUNTY, FL By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk August 15, 22, 2013 94867S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2012-CA-000097 Trustmark National Bank Plaintiff, vs. Matthew Wayne White a/k/a Matthew W. White and Sarah Anne White a/k/a Sarah A. White; Tyndall Federal Credit Union; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated July 30, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA000097 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein Trustmark National Bank, Plaintiff and Matthew Wayne White a/k/a Matthew W. White and Sarah Anne White a/k/a Sarah A. White are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Rebecca L. Norris, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DESK OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED AT 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on September 5, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT “A” A PORTION OF SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 11; THENCE ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 11, SOUTH 89 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 01 SECONDS EAST, 50.94 FEET; THENCE NORTH 26 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 27 SECONDS EAST 2375.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 63 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 33 SECONDS EAST, 1143.01 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING A POINT ON THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF CHARLES AVENUE; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 63 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 33 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 255.44 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH 63 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 33 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 74.48 FEET; THENCE) NORTH 27 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 58 SECONDS EAST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 365.09 FEET; THENCE NORTH 62 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 08 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 74.49 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 27 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 52 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 365.75 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 at (850) 747-5338, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, call 711. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk of Court Submitted by: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE’, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, FL 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 12-240215 FC01 TNB August 15, 22, 2013 94965S PUBLIC NOTICE Weems Memorial Hospital is seeking proposals for a Healthcare Information Services Technology Contractor, with the ultimate goal of implementation, configuration and management of the day-to-day operations in Healthcare Information Technology Services. The Service Contractor must be available 365 days a year and 24 hours a day. The request for proposal documentation can be obtained from http://www. weemsmemorial.com/p/emplo yment.aspx. Proposals must be received NLT 5:00pm EST, August 30, 2013. Proposals received after this time will not be considered. All packages must be sealed, must clearly state “Weems IT Bids”, and must be delivered to Michael Moron, 33 Market St. Ste. 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320. Please contact Ray Brownsworth for questions about proposal submission details: (850)653-8853 or rbrownsworth@weemsme morial.com. Heather Guidry Administrative Assistant George E. Weems Memorial Hospital 135 Avenue G Apalachicola, Fl 32320 850.653.8853 ext. 101 August 15, 22, 2013 Missing Dog Small black dog missing since Monday night. His name is Toby. Very friendly. Majority black shih-tzu with a white belly and paws. About 12lbs. Please call 404-379-8284, 850-227-7828 or email sfellers@ bellsouth.net. We miss and love him so much! Thank you!! Text FL59327 to 56654 Internal Revenue Service Public Auction Under the authority in Internal Revenue Code section 6331, the property described below has been seized for nonpayment of internal revenue taxes due from Terry R. & Marilyn B. Vincent. The property will be sold at public auction as provided by Internal Revenue Code section 6335 and related regulations. Date of Sale: September 5th,2013 Time of Sale: 10:00 A.M. Registration 09:30 A.M. Location of Sale: Calhoun County 20859 East Central Avenue, Blountstown, FL 32424 Only the right, title, and interest of Terry R. & Marilyn B. Vincent in and to the property will be offered for sale. If requested, the Internal Revenue Service will furnish information about possible encumbrances, which may be useful in determining the value of the interest being sold. Description of Property: The real property has a street address of 20565 NE Lee Farm Rd., Blountstown, FL, 32424. It contains a minimum of 20 acres of land with a single family residence on it. Parcel ID # 08-1N-08-0000-0009-0100 Payment Terms: 20 % payment of the successful bid within one hour of the conclusion of the sale and the remaining funds are due no later than September 27th, 2013 by 03:00 P.M. All payments must be by cash, certified check, cashier’s or treasurer’s check or by a United States postal, bank, express, or telegraph money order. Make check or money order payable to the United States Treasury. For more information, please contact Sharon W. Sullivan Internal Revenue Service 7850 SW 6th CT MS 5780 Plantation, FL 33324 Tel (954)740-2421 or e-mail Sharon.W.Sullivan@irs.gov or visit our website www.irsauctions.gov Cue’s Quality Used Furniture and Dollar Store Introducing a new line of mattresses-made in USA by Symbol Mattress Company, King set $499 (10 yr warranty), Queen Set $289 (5 yr warranty), Full set $259 (5 yr warranty) and Twin set $189 (5 yr warranty) 1425 Hwy 71 S. Wewa. 850-639-2343 Text FL59722 to 56654 Cust Supp/Client Care Barber The Navy Exchange in Panama City seeks a dependable barber to perform a variety of barbering services for military and civilian personnel. Must be a graduate from an accredited school of barbering or cosmetology and posess a valid FL state license. Commission opportunity and eligible for excellent benefits. Including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, 401K and pension. Online application at: www.navy-nex.com For more information, call 850-235-3309. Web ID#: 34260817 Install/Maint/Repair DISPATCHERS AND BILLING CLERK National cleaning and outsourcing company needs experienced staff for above positions for a large, luxury property in the Santa Rosa Beach area. Dispatchers -$10 $12 per hour, shifts from 8am to 10pm, weekends required. Billing clerk needed to process invoices to customers daily and other related duties. Voluntary benefits available after 90 days. Send resumes to: nikki.bernal@theservicecompanies.com We are a crime and drug free workplace and an EOE Web ID#: 34261565 txt FL61565 to 56654 Install/Maint/Repair Small Engine Mechanic Apply in person, St. Joe Rent All, 706 1st St. Web ID: 34262101 Logistics/TransportJob Announcement Drivers WantedTri-County Community Council, Inc. is accepting applications for Drivers for the Bay Area Transportation Program. Great Benefits. DUTIES: Transport riders to a pre-determined location. REQUIREMENTS: Must be 23 years of age and have at least 5 years driving experience without violations. Must have an CDL Driver’s license or be willing to obtain, agree to physical and background screening. Applications may be obtained at 1021 Massalina Dr, PC. (ask for Vince or Don) (850) 769-2140 or on the agency website at: www .tricountycommunity council.com. Applications must be submitted by August 19, 2013. Successful applicant will be subject to pre-employment drug test. Only qualified applicants will be considered. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DRUG AND SMOKE FREE WORKPLACE. Web ID#: 34218621 Text FL18621 to 56654 For Rent Duplex 2 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath, Large Kitchen & Family Room, Swimming Pool, Game Room, T.V., Laundry Room. Fully Furnished, includes Elec Power & Water, garbage pickup. $1,100 month. + $300 dep. Location: C30 1 mi East pass Raw Bar on left. 770-639-6203 or 850-227-3361. Mexico Bch: 2BD & 2.5BA, furn townhome, beachside, CH&A, DW, W/D, fans throughout, reserved parking. $975/mo + first/last. Call Brenda 850-227-5380 or Gil 201-895-4255 Text FL61361 to 56654 Year Round Rental 3bd/2ba, 4 blocks from beach, huge fenced in yard w/garage. 1st/last/Sec. Pet friendly. References required. 850-348-7774 Harley Davidson Softail Nightrain (FXSTB), 2001, Looks great, runs great! Many upgrades. 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Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 TABLE OF CONTENTS quotequote id quote nameJUMP From Page 6AFrom page 6A Subscribe to The StarCall 227-1278For your hometown paper delivered to your home!Opinions4A Letters to the Editor5A Sports 10A Society News2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services14B INDEXA Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET227-1278Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1BVISITTHESTARONLINEATWWW.STARFL.COM XXXXX XXXXXXYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Almost four years to the month since the city of Port St. Joe cut the ribbon on a glistening new $21 million water plant answers to questions about water quality remain largely elusive. And a preliminary report from the company that designed the plant offers little beyond general suggestions, lacking in speci cs on achieving goals and offering no indication of the costs to the city for success. Utility rates have risen more than 50 percent while the water distribution system has expanded to include almost all the southern end of the county, from White City and Overstreet to Cape San Blas. The city has received federal grants and state appropriations but has still taken on millions of dollars in debt while constructing the new water plant, expanding the distribution system and the ongoing replacement of some 20 miles of aging pipe. But as they discussed staying the course with a locked-in-by-ordinance 5 percent hike in utility rates come October, commissioners expressed frustration with upping the price on what Commissioner William Thursby characterized as a tainted product. Port St. Joe resident Ann White seemed to speak for Salt-Air farmers market this SaturdayBy WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The Salt-Air Farmers Market might just be the best-kept secret in Port St. Joe. The bi-weekly event held the rst and third weekend April through December gathers in City Commons Park adjacent to City Hall and offers fresh produce, arts and crafts and entertainment. The market, which promotes a sustainable food system on the Forgotten Coast, features four or ve farmers who travel in from South Georgia and North Florida with seasonable fruits and vegetables that include corn, peppers, tomatoes, melons and pineapple. Its not uncommon to see homemade pies and breads as well as organic options for the health-conscious. Other vendors sell crafts that include pillows, jewelry, crochet work and hand-made pottery. The event, along with a 501(c)(3) nonpro t, was founded by volunteers at Gulf County Chamber of Commerce. The market started in 2007 and was originally found in Frank Pate Park, but with the addition of the gazebo next to City Hall, the festivities relocated to City Commons Park.By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com A federal lawsuit led earlier this year against the Board of County Commissioners and three former and current commissioners individually was withdrawn last week. Marie Mattox, the attorney for the political action committee Citizens Improving Gulf County and its president, Jim Garth, led the motions with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District in Florida. The lings announce the withdrawal of the lawsuit. The case was subsequently dismissed with prejudice, meaning the same claims against the same individuals and the BOCC can not be reled. I am pleased the matter has been resolved in the favor of the county, county attorney Jeremy Novak said. County Commissioners Warren Yeager and Carmen McLemore were also defendants in the lawsuit, as was. former commissioner Bill Williams. I could have a lot of comment, but I have tried to take the high road through all this, and I think I will stay with that, Yeager said. (The outcome) is what it is. Allegations against a Port St. Joe citizen, Lois aka Christine or Christy McElroy, also were dismissed. The lings by Maddox indicate By TIM CROFT227-7827|@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Board of County Commissioners renewed pledge of civility was tested during Tuesdays regular meeting. Barbed comments were exchanged among commissioners, former commissioners and staff during a testy meeting that included debates on a jail inspection and the removal of the old Bay Medical/ Beacon Hill Living sign in Beacon Hill. During a period of calm early in the 140-minute meeting, commissioners received an update on legal issues pertaining to redistricting and countywide voting as well as a recap and proposed path forward for beach restoration on St. Joseph Peninsula. The county and the federal decree under which elections are conducted was not affected by a recent U.S. Supreme Court that struck down a section of the Voting Rights Act, said attorney Michael Spellman, the countys counsel on election matters. The federal decree put in place in Gulf County in 1986, Spellman said, fell under the jurisdiction spelled out in Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The Supreme Court decision affected only Sections 4-5 and, in Florida, ve counties under the mandates of those sections. Commissioners approved 3-2 (Smiley, McLemore dissenting) to spend $8,000-$12,000 for Spellman to research whether voting districts are suf ciently compact, the rst prong to a motion to overturn the federal decree.By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com In July 2012, Gulf County was rocked by the news that 32-year-old Everett Gant had been fatally shot at the Pine Ridge Apartments off Garrison Avenue in Port St. Joe by Walton Butler. Gant died six weeks to the day after being shot between the eyes with a .22 caliber ri e. Butler was charged with second degree murder with a rearm, evidencing prejudice based on race, or a hate crime speci cation. According to the arresting af davit, Butler acted as if inconvenienced when put under arrest, saying he could not understand the problem as he had only shot a (racial epithet). In the ensuing year, the case has seen a series of starts and stops and in the most recent developments, Butler has invoked Floridas controversial Stand Your Ground law and plans to contend that deadly force was his last resort and that he is entitled to immunity from arrest and prosecution.The fateful dayLast year, on the evening of July 30, Butler, his mother and friend Robert Lynn Sr. were at Butlers apartment when neighbor Pamela Rogers, a white female, came to the door with a black child to get a soda, according to statements in the case le. Butler answered the door and announced to Lynn that it was, Pam and a little (racial epithet). Offended, Rogers, who was babysitting the child for a friend, immediately left the premises and went to a residence several units away. During a subsequent interview with Gulf County Sheriffs Deputy Ricky Tolbert, Rogers said Butler and Lynn talk in plain language and said they made racial remarks all the time. Tolbert asked Rogers why complaints hadnt been led with the apartment owner, but Rogers indicated they wouldnt do any good because Butler had lived there for so long.Stand your ground at center of hearingThursday, AUGUST 15, 2013 YEAR 75, NUMBER 44 EVERETT GANT WALTON BUTLER Civility tested as BOCC debates signs, jailFour years on, still few answers on water for PSJ Federal suit against BOCC withdrawn SALT-AIR FARMERS MARKET FRESH IDEASSPECIAL TO THE STARThe Salt-Air Farmers market takes place at City Commons Park rst and third Saturdays from April to December. Farmers will take custom orders for those interested in speci c fruits and veggies.See FRESH A5 See FEDERAL A5 See WATER A5 See BOCC A2 See HEARING A8First day of school, B1 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . .A4Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . .A6Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . .A7 Community . . . . . . . . . . B1Society . . . . . . . . . . . . B2Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . 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The beach nourishment project, consulting engineer Michael Dombrowski said, was a success that is now seeingsome loss of sand in the southern end of the project, closest to the Stump Hole. Additional sand initially had been placed in the southern section with the idea that much would accrete to the northern section. Indeed, four years after completion of the project, the southern section has lost 65 percent of its sand while the northern section had gained 19 percent. Dombrowski proposed reforming the Beach Advisory Committee, examining a scope of work, costs and potential funding sources to continue the nourishment work. Temperatures rose as the meeting turned to commissioner concerns, and Commissioner Joanna Bryan revisited two issues raised at a previous meeting a meeting that also included a call to return to the Pledge of Civility commissioners entered into last year. Bryan moved for the county to proceed with removing a sign in Beacon Hill that is out of compliance, not located on the permitted land, is in a county right-of-way and has been left in disrepair for several years. The sign formerly marked the entrance to a Bay Medical Center facility that once operated at the site of Beacon Villa assisted living facility, owned before foreclosure by former Commissioner Bill Williams. Commissioners voted to remove the sign at a previous meeting, provided Williams was given 10 days to provide any proof of ownership as all county paperwork indicated the sign belonged to Bay Medical, which did not want it. Commissioner Carmen McLemore asserted Bryan misled commissioners on ownership of the sign Williams lobbed the same charge; both times Bryan answered, I am not going to let that lay; I did not mislead anybody and suggested the board reverse itself and provide Williams a 70-day window to bring the sign into compliance. Am I to understand the board now wants to keep the sign? Bryan said. A dangerous precedent is being set here. Williams also provided a letter from Sacred Heart Bay Medical Center Bryan questioned the representation from Williams in securing the letter indicating the sign reverted to Williams upon the termination of the lease agreement with Bay Medical. Jeremy Novak said the land use agreement with the county had expired, raising issues of legality over compliance, and McLemore moved to extend the agreement. Commissioners approved that motion and the 70-day window to bring the sign in compliance 4-1, Bryan dissenting. They did so after hearing from one neighbor. The sign is an eyesore; it is blight, Sharon Winchester said. It has degraded over time. Commissioner McLemore, its not in your neighborhood ... Commissioner Bryan is trying to do her best for District 3. Commissioner (Ward) McDaniel, you promised the sign would need to go last week. Bryan added that the sign has been blighted for years, constituents want it removed and Williams has had plenty of time and opportunities to solve the problem. The sign should not have been allowed in the rst place, Bryan said. The edge in tone continued as Bryan said she wanted to have an inspection of the jail. The jail carried liability issues, had not been inspected in recent years and the county could secure a free inspection through a contact with the Florida Sheriffs Association she had been made aware of. She said an annual inspection was required, through the Department of Corrections has not been enforcing that requirement in recent years. At least it shows we are doing something, Bryan said, noting the jail budget is over $1 million. Im concerned about the liability to the county, and I am concerned about my role in that liability. Jail administrator Michael Hammond disagreed, recommending against an inspection, adding the county can not afford to meet Model Jail Standards, the template against which an inspection would gauge the jail. He and Commissioner Warren Yeager argued that small counties typically will not meet inspections, and Yeager wondered why bring attention to any deciencies when the jail has been operating without incident. We have a jail that doesnt have an issue, and you are pressing the issue, Yeager said. Bryan said she could and would ask for the inspection as an individual commissioner; Hammond said no one would enter the jail for an inspection without a vote of the full board or approval from county administrator Don Butler. Bryan questioned whether Hammond would refuse a commissioner and inspector entrance; Hammond repeated his previous statement. The BOCC entertained no motions. THESPECIALTYMEDICALCENTER VincentIvers,M.D.BCIM CSSKINCANCERcanbepresentwithoutyouknowingit. CALLtodayforaskincancerscreening. www.iversmd.com VINCENTIVERS,M.D.301TwentiethStreet PortSt.Joe,FL32456850-227-7070Mon-Tue-Thurs&Fri 9am-6pm Wed&Sat 9am-2pmALLMAJORINSURANCEACCEPTED SERVICES PublicNoticeDearPropertyOwner: Pleasebeadvisedthatyourproperty TRIMNotice willbemailedoutonAugust22,2013. Thisnoticeistoinformthetaxpayerofthefollowing: taxingauthorityisresponsibleforthetaxesleviedandtheamountoftaxliability owedtoeachtaxingauthorityonayearlybasis.Pleasereaditcarefully. presentyearassessedvalueandproposedtaxes. changefortheupcomingyear. thetaxingauthoritieswillhearfromthepublic. YourTRIM,asstated,THISISNOTABILL,isveryimportant! Thisis thetimetoreviewyourassessment.Thetaxpayerhas(25days)fromthedate ortoleapetitionwiththeClerkofCourttobeheardbytheVAB(Value AdjustmentBoard). WhatifIfeelmyTaxesaretoohigh? requiredtopayonlythevaluationoftheproperty. thepropertaxingauthoritiesbyattendingthescheduledbudgethearingslistedon Sincerely, MitchBurke,CFA GulfCountyPropertyAppraiser Coastal Community Bank ofcials charged with fraud by fedsBy CHRIS OLWELL747-5079 | @PCNHchriso colwell@pcnh.com PANAMA CITY Three area bankers are expected in court Thursday in response to a federal grand jury indictment charging them with a dozen crimes. U.S. Attorney Pamela Marsh announced the indictments against Donald Terry Dubose, 65, of Panama City Beach; Elwood Ladon West, 39, of Monroeville, Ala.; and Frank Alfred Baker, 61, of Marianna, on Wednesday afternoon. Dubose and West were executives with Coastal Community Investments, a holding company that controlled Panama City Beach-based Coastal Community Bank and Port St. Joe-based Bayside Savings Bank before they failed in July 2010. Baker was a Coastal attorney and its largest shareholder. The three are accused of ripping off millions of dollars from a Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) program designed to ensure banks could nd loans from other banks.   Under the Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program, which was created during the onset of the Great Recession to help stabilize the economy, the FDIC would pay a lender who could not recoup a loan made to another bank, similar to how the FDIC repays depositors if their bank fails. According to the 19-page indictment, which had been sealed until Wednesday since the grand jury returned it July 9: In October 2007, Dubose and West, as Coastals chief executive ofcer and chief nancial ofcer, respectively, sought a loan from another bank for $3 million with the common stock of both banks used as collateral. They got the loan, but when it came time to repay they were unable. By October 2008, the loan went into default and the lenders stood to take control of the stock in the banks used as collateral, which would have rendered their shares worthless. Under pressure from the lender, Dubose, West and Baker sought to borrow money from a third bank, CenterState Bank of Florida, under the FDIC program. But to qualify for the program, Coastals outstanding debt had to be unsecured, and it wasnt. So, the indictment says, the bankers convinced the FDIC that they had not used any collateral on the initial loan, CenterState loaned Coastal the money to repay its debt, Coastal failed to repay CenterState and in August 2010 the FDIC paid out nearly $4 million to cover Coastal. In the meantime, as Coastal continued to deteriorate, Dubose duped investors into buying his stock in the bank by misrepresenting the nature of the stock and the nancial health of the bank. Coastal even loaned investors money to buy his stock. After the banks failed, Dubose and his wife sued the FDIC, claiming, among other things, they were owed a pension. The suit was dismissed. The three men are charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud against the FDIC, seven counts of wire fraud, three counts of making false statements to the FDIC and one count of aiding and abetting a false claim against the United States. Each count of conspiracy and wire fraud carry maximum prison sentences of 30 years, and the other counts are each punishable by up to ve years in prison. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gayle Littleton will prosecute the case.3 bankers indictedTERRy Y Ba A Rn N ER | News Herald le photo Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. personnel move equipment into the closed Coastal Community Bank branch on U.S. 98 in Panama City Beach in July 2010. Federal and state regulators seized the bank. LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, August 15, 2013 BOCC from page A1

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OPINION www.starfl.com ASectionWhen caller ID rst arrived on the scene it seemed like a godsend to many people: Now you could easily identify who was on the line and ignore unwanted calls, whether from telemarketers, an ex-boyfriend or an unfriendly collection agency. But as often happens, unscrupulous individuals soon began manipulating the technology to defraud people by pretending to be someone else. Their scheme is called caller ID spoo ng and disturbingly, its perfectly legal in many cases. Heres how caller ID spoo ng works and what precautions you should take to avoid being victimized: For a very low cost, businesses and individuals can use widely available caller ID spoo ng software to generate calls that alter the telephone number and/or name which appear on the recipients caller ID screen. Police, private investigators and collection agencies have used legal spoo ng services for many years. Others who might have a legitimate reason to hide their identity when making a call include domestic violence victims and doctors returning patient calls who dont wish to release their private telephone numbers. Beyond that, the lines of legality begin to blur. The Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009 prohibits anyone from transmitting misleading or inaccurate caller ID information with the intent to defraud, cause harm or wrongfully obtain anything of value. Violators can be penalized up to $10,000 for each infraction. Unfortunately, such penalties havent dissuaded many scammers. One common scam involves spoofers pretending to represent a bank, government agency, insurer, credit card company or other organization with which you do business. They count on you being reassured after recognizing the companys name on your screen. Under the pretext of warning about an urgent situation (breached account, late payment, pending insurance claim, missed jury duty summons, etc.), the spoofer will try to coax you into revealing personal or account information, supposedly to verify their records. Often these are robocalls, where a recorded voice asks you to stay on the line to speak to a representative or call another number for more information. Do not. If you suspect the call might possibly be genuine, contact the company yourself at the toll-free number found on your card, account statement or the companys website. You should never reveal your full Social Security number, mothers maiden name, credit card number, passwords or other private information over the phone unless you initiated the call yourself. Someone possessing such information could use it to gain access to your existing accounts to withdraw or transfer money, raise credit limits or snoop around your recent activity, among other intrusions. ID thieves also can use your personal information to open new credit accounts (e.g., credit cards, mortgage or car loan), create a new identity or even obtain a job fraudulently. Often, you wont even realize somethings wrong until a collection agency or the IRS starts hounding you for unpaid bills or taxes. Another common caller ID spoof involves hacking into someones voice mail account. Many cellphone users never bother to set up passwords on their voice mailboxes. And, since many voicemail systems grant access to callers phoning from their own number, a hacker could easily spoof your number and gain access to your messages. Bottom line: You wouldnt give your personal information to a stranger on the street. Take the same level of precaution with strangers on the phone or online. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter. com/PracticalMoneyDont Get Spoofed by Rogue CallersThis is not a story about grandchildren. Youll have to write that one yourself. And may I suggest Green Eggs and Ham I Am if youre looking for background material. This is a tale of growing and learning; its about enlarging horizons and eye popping rsts. Its the unbelievable wonderment of discovering whats over the next hill. And Im not talking about the grandkids growth. Weve had the troops from one son or the other down here for going on two weeks now. You talk about a rise in the noise level. And the intensity level. And the alert level ... and, most especially, the fun level! I noticed the crayon scribbling on the bathroom wall right off. I started to say something but decided against it. I had a pretty good idea from the height of the blue lines who the culprit was. The long owing indigo scrawls apparently represented the sky. And the red marks could have been a forest re. Im not sure about the orange and black ... unless she was angling for a Halloween motif. It was a little too abstract for my taste but the talent was obvious. DADDY, you would have killed us if we had done that! Probably. But this is a different day. I was thinking a dark oak frame around the scribbling would accent the priceless drawing. It was just a bathroom wall for goodness sakes! We dont exactly entertain a steady stream of dignitaries over at the house. If someone doesnt like my decorations ... they can go outside. Ive been a large horse. A bucking horse. A runaway horse. A talking horse. A one eyed-horse. And a sick horse. I lost every race. Didnt buck off one soul. Got my broken hind leg splinted and taped up a dozen times. And ate at least that many apples. Ive climbed Pikes Peak so many times my ngernails are worn to a nub. Ive fallen into-and been pulled out ofthe Cascade River so often gills are growing into my cheeks. Ive chased Rumblestilskin and Bad Louie from Marshal Dillons jail in El Paso to Big Nose Kates Hotel and Eatery in Deadwood City so many times the Butter eld Overland Stage Company is giving me frequent yer miles. Heres one youda never made me believe until I saw it for myself. I have four granddaughters ranging from age three to six. That sugar and spice and everything nice is a piece of bunk! Completely false! An exaggerated gment of someones idyllic imagination! My sweet, very polite and extremely mild mannered wife has aptly renamed the twins seek and destroy. If one of the little darlings picks something up and the other one wants itwatch out! The pulling contest is on! They will bash and bang till someone is crying. I have solved the problem by buying two, or three, of everything. I havent seen a baseball game in two weeks. But I have yelled O Toooooodles a thousand times. I can distinguish at a glance Princess Ariel from Princess Tiana. Ive listened to talking frogs, dogs, worms, dinosaurs, trees and M & M looking characters. Ive hunted for buried treasure with Jake and the Never Land Pirates. And my grandchildren have introduced me to River Monsters and the Turtle Man. Ive combed dolls hair. And held their bottle. And helped them get over the chicken pox. The broken bed was an accident. We were running for our lives! The dreaded Galactic Star Ship from Allitrunda was almost upon us! Our only chance was the magic ying carpet in the bedroom. We leaped for safety a little too hard. It was only the headboard and a couple of slats.. DADDY, you would have killed us if we had done that! Probably. But Im getting almighty tired of my sons reminding me of what I might have done. They need to loosen up a little. Life gets shorter as you get older. Its not always about order and propriety, proper decorum and good sense. Those things are important and no one is saying they dont have a place. But lets not go overboard! Plus, that is their job, not mine. When the dust settled from the falling bed thudding to a roaring stop and their big eyes realized no one was about to be whipped, timed-out or even admonished ... the laughter pealed out from deep inside those precious little souls. Lets do it again, KK. Lets do it again! We soon had a game going of who could climb up the crooked bed the fastest. Growing older doesnt hold many highlights. You have to take them where you can nd them. Not many people grab me by the ears anymore, hold me close and say, Where did all those wrinkles come from? You ought to see them light up when I fall down on the oor on all fours and declare, Whos riding Tornado rst this morning? Whats a little mark on the wall or some spilt chocolate milk on the sofa. Ive seen a blue zillion baseball games. One afternoon we broke out the old Lincoln Logs and built a fort that would have made Davy Crockett proud. And long after they have gone home. When things are quiet and calm ... and dull. I plop down on the magic ying carpet and drift off to sleep with Lets do it again K. K., Lets do it again. ringing in my ears. Somebody still needs me. Respectfully, K.K. There are those of us who watch the cooking shows on television with the same intensity that folks in the South watch college football. Personally, I nd the competitive cooking shows interesting and lled with characters having attitudes and behaviors that come close to professional wrestling back when it was real (or at least I thought it was). You can nd chefs with tattoos, crazy hair and all kinds of things pierced that could seemingly get in the way when knives start chopping and pans start ying. They put their aprons on and go at each other in a kitchen, cooking to be judged by a panel of experts who are often just as colorful as those doing the cooking. It seems like most of the amateur chefs in these competitions have stories that are supposed to make you feel sorry for them and want them to win the competition. Things like the ghost of their mother telling them to Go back into the kitchen or having a dream about the secret ingredient in Uncle Earls Barbecue Sauce. Sometimes the stories are truly sad, but those of you who watch these shows know what I mean. In addition to cooking, you get a soap opera, a little professional wrestling and one of those afternoon shows where the host brings in a couple of whack jobs to yell and scream at each other and admit to things they shouldnt have even thought of doing. One of the shows I nd most entertaining is the one where the contestants get a basket of stuff they arent expecting and are asked to make an appetizer, entre or dessert. As many folks know, the things in the basket are usually ingredients you have never heard of, never seen on a grocery store shelf or just plain dont go together. Most of us have been cooking out the basket all our lives and never really thought of it that way. In other words, we often are faced with the option of either going to the grocery store or making do with what we have. Also, you might have situations where theres too much week at the end of the money you have to feed yourself and the kids and be happy about it. So you go hunting in the pantry or the kitchen cabinets and you often need a stool or a chair to nd the food that has been hiding way back in the back things you have forgotten about or havent taken to the can food drive at church. For some folks, they just cant cook without a recipe or step by step instructions, for others, its an adventure. These professional cooks on television are always creating these absolutely gorgeous meals that seem so simple. These beautiful chefs usually never even break a sweat. If they would just let me, I could come up with some really good cooking shows that folks would nd interesting. For example, let Rachael Ray or Giada De Laurentiis start their cooking show normally then let about ve kids loose in the kitchen. Put one in a bouncy chair on the island, one in a walker, one crawling and maybe a pair of twins about ve years old. The object is to make the meal and take care of the children without screaming or leaving. About the time Rachael Ray sticks a paci er in the mouth of the one on the island and picks up the wooden spoon to hand to the one in walker for the 100th time, open the door and let two or three big dogs come help. Now that would be exciting You could also have other events going on such as the power going out, the pipes under the sink breaking and an army of ants nding their way to the sugar bowl. Entertainment is what it would be. Better yet, let a man try to do it. Folks seem to love Reality TV, that is reality for a lot for folks. The other night in my basket (or pantry), I found a bag of dried black-eyed peas, some Quick Grits (they werent mine), a can of peaches in heavy syrup and a jar of maraschino cherries. After doing the quick soak on the peas and cooking the Quick Grits that I did not buy, I opened the peaches and pulled out a few cherries and mixed all of my ingredients together. In my mind, I thought I could get all of these things to stay together and pull off dollops to fry or bake as fritters. The mixture was not sticking together. A friend asked what I used as a base. If that means, How did you get the stuff to stay together? Ill tell you I could not at rst. I started with a little corn starch, which didnt help much. Then I began toasting slices of Ezekiel Bread to smash up and use as bread crumbs. With a name like Ezekiel Bread, I was hoping for a miracle. I got one. I took dollops of the mixture, dipped them in egg and coated them in Bisquick. They made nice looking baked fritters that I served to my children with peach preserves. Mama would have been proud. I do not recommend doing this at home and no, I do not have a recipe. What I do know is that every day we get a basket full of stuff that we arent expecting and are not so sure what to do with. We open it and do our best that is all we can do. Find more stories and a picture of my fritters at www.CranksMyTractor. com.Whats in the basket? CRANKS MY TRACTORBN Heard HUNKER DOWNKesley Colbert JASON ALDERMANPage 4 USPS 518-880Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Roger Quinn Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six monthsHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERSIn case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 Allitrunda Is a Sub-Planet Of Triax Directory lls the billDear Editor, There is a saying when something is offered for nothing it is generally worth just that nothing. However, there is an exception to this rule. It concerns free copies of the Forgotten Coast Phone Directory 2013/14 published and distributed by Pioneer Telephone Directories, Corp., located in Dothan, Ala. This is not just a telephone directory. This handy publication includes not only crossreferenced telephone numbers, but informative advertisements, maps, zip codes, emergency preparedness information and much more. So, for those who might put this yearly small directory on a shelf for future use, it is suggested it be explored rst. You will be glad you did I promise.Marjorie ParkerPort St. Joe Letter to the EDITORThursday, August 15, 2013

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many when she asked commissioners whether there was a dead end in sight. The water we have now is not drinkable, White said. We pay a good price for it, and then many of us go out and buy bottled water, so we are paying twice. Do we have any hope of getting good water any time soon? In many ways, the city has been buffeted by outside forces throughout the path to present. The Northwest Florida Water Management District, seeking to take as many residents in the region off the coastal Floridan Aquifer as possible to prevent saltwater intrusion, partnered with the city with a vision of creating a regional water supplier. The vision remains within the district ofces. The district assisted in the purchase of the freshwater canal that links the Chipola River to the citys water plant and provides the surface water source. The vision is that the city might one day serve everywhere from Mexico Beach to Apalachicola. To use that water, more caustic than deep well water, the city charted relatively new treatment processes, with CDM Smith designing the system and Siemens providing the equipment. A plant in Dalton, Ga., is the closest clone in the country to the citys system, city manager Jim Anderson said. And from the outset, the city has had issues providing clear water from the tap. Problems with the plant, treatment protocols, maintenance and upkeep of a new system and equipment were compounded by a water distribution system that in parts dated to the Depression. The combination of the caustic water, old pipes and treating chemicals combined to turn the water redto-brown in large swaths of the distribution system one of the headaches throughout has been the randomness of problems. Though the citys engineers said they noted a potential for problems because of old pipes, the extent and intractability of those problems which scoured washed clothes, rendered water unpalatable and clogged up home water lters, among other side effects seemed to catch all off guard. The rates the city has been charging for water, as well as ongoing problems of quality, were also spurred from outside City Hall, including a town hall meeting before a standing-roomonly crowd at the Centennial Building. The Board of County Commissioners, specically former commissioner Bill Williams, publicly assailed the city for its water and prices and during a pan-frying of Mayor Mel Magidson in one meeting said the city could not justify its rates without a rate study. That study in turn highlighted that based on the cost of producing a gallon of water combined with the debt the city was taking on with infrastructure, the city was actually charging less than it should to meet its bills. It turned out to be a good thing, Magidson said. (The rate study) told us what we needed to charge. Anderson said, It is unfortunate that rates are going up, but it has been effective (in addressing debt). However, the water quality issues that continue to plague the system undercut arguments for maintaining the current rate structure, as commissioners acknowledged. Any price increase is hard to swallow, Commissioner Phil McCroan said. The anticipated report on pilot testing from CDM, delayed for at least two months before its release two weeks ago, provided little insight into solution. They have general suggestions, but no costs or specics, Commissioner Rex Buzzett said. The bulletin from the report is that in addition to iron from various source in places unidentied there is also manganese present in water coming from the plant. Manganese, as with iron, can be a source of dirty or dark water, the report notes. Manganese was also the critical issue in Dalton after its plant came online, Anderson noted. Once the plant addressed and solved the manganese issue, the water clarity improved dramatically, he said. The report recommends additional testing to identify treatment solutions for the manganese in nished water without specics or costs as well as to continue the replacement of aging pipes. The report also noted several issues beyond the system main distribution system galvanized mains in homes and businesses and seasonal users and provides suggestions for addressing them, but without costs. In summary, the report details, the discolored water problem in PSJ is a multi-dimensional problem that requires multiple strategies at the (Surface Water Treatment Plant), distribution system and within the customers homes. Testing will be performed that will result in a recommendation for a change in corrosion control chemical feed and/or process changes to reduce the instances of red water in the distribution system. Buzzett has pushed for CDM, in partnership with the citys engineers, Preble Rish, which has coordinated the plant construction and infrastructure improvements, to provide more concrete information and a path forward. Buzzett said last week that no one on the commission has been more outspoken or more aggressive in pushing for answers from the various experts from the state down the city has relied upon. The goal is for a full workshop before commissioners in the coming weeks. He said he would continue to pound sand until solutions are found. Were going to get it done, Buzzett said. We are going to hold feet to re. Interestedinquittingtobacco? Pleasecometoourupcoming FreeToolstoQuit session. Because NOWisthebesttimeto quit. SacredHeartHospitalonthe Gulf,PortSt.Joe,FL Tuesday,August20,2013 Time:5:307:30pmEST WewahitchkaLibrary 314N.2ndSt. Tuesday,August27,2013 Time:2:00-4:00pmCST FreeNicotinePatches GumAnd/orlozenges forprogramparticipantsToRegisterorformoreinformation,pleasecontact(850)482-6500or bnuccio@bigbendahec.org FEDERAL from page A1a defamation suit could be led against McElroy in state court. This has been an expensive and painful process, McElroy said, noting she had spent $11,000 in attorneys fees. Im just one girl with a voice exercising her First Amendment rights. McElroy said she also would pursue a public accounting of how much the county and commissioners spent in defending what she called baseless claims. The withdrawal stems from a defense permitted all elected ofcials: legislative immunity. Legislative immunity provides free speech immunity for words and actions taken by elected ofcials during the course of legislative debate, provided the words and actions do not constitute criminality. The immunity prohibits elected ofcials from being held liable for actions or words during the course of public meetings. Fortythree states have such provisions in law. The lawsuit alleged that the BOCC, Yeager, McLemore and Williams abused their power and illegally retaliated during public meetings against the PAC and Garth for exercising protected First Amendment rights. The lawsuit alleged McElroy coordinated with the BOCC in the attacks. LocalThe Star| A5Thursday, August 15, 2013 SPECIAL TO TT HE STARFarmers bring fresh produce from around Florida and Georgia for the event.John Parker, volunteer coordinator and the markets treasurer, has worked the event the past ve years. He and his wife, Carlene, sell tie-dye clothing at the event and, have watched the market grow in size and the amount of vendors increase. There are locals who are religious about coming by, Parker said. We also love new ideas and new input. Parker said though there is a regular clientele at the market, there is always room for more and welcomed anyone with a hand-crafted product to get in touch if they are interested in exhibiting. Hes also looking for entertainment acts who might be interested in showcasing their talents. Previous entertainers included local Christian-rock band ThirtyThree and various DJs. Parker said attending farmers will take custom produce orders and deliver the fresh foods during the following market. Parker and the markets advisory board have enjoyed working in tandem alongside other big area events. During the Centennial Celebration, Salt-Air featured local artists, theyve paired with the annual chili cook-off, and plans are being made for a Christmas market to be held in early December. Its a good thing for the city, Parker said. It gives us added value and gives tourists somewhere to go. The Salt-Air Farmers Market will run this Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET. Those interested in setting up a tent can contact John Parker at 404-906-2637. Vendors must provide a tent, table and chairs. The fee is $10. FRESH from page A1 TT IM CC ROFT | The StarFour years since the opening of a new $21 million water plant the city of Port St. Joe continues to be plagued by water quality issues. WATER from page A1By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star.com Mexico Beach is on the hunt for a city clerk. Again. After just a month on the job, Sharon McGhee resigned her position as city clerk last Monday. At a special meeting the last week of July, Mayor Al Cathey recommended not to continue McGhees employment and reminded the council that he had not voted for her initially. I have 40 years of experience dealing with people. I wont discard my instincts, said Cathey at the meeting. I dont think we made the right choice. Cathey said the learning curve was bigger than he anticipated and felt that the new clerk wasnt progressing quickly enough in her duties. McGhee said that her knowledge of the role was based on the job ad she originally read along with bits and pieces she picked up from city employees. McGhee spoke of getting conicting information when it came to the jobs responsibilities and expressed frustration at the lack of an organized procedural document. No vote was taken on McGhees employment during the meeting and Councilwoman Tanya Castro encouraged her fellow councilmembers to be supportive of the new employee. The resignation came several weeks later putting the city right back where it started, in need of a clerk. In an attempt to avoid further conicting information, the council held a special meeting on Monday to nalize the responsibilities of the position. They built a new list by adding on responsibilities to the version theyd written in 2005, though Cathey noted that it would not be possible to list all duties of the city clerk. They also did their best to separate which responsibilities would go to the city clerk and what would go to the accounting clerk. Cathey asked if former city clerk Debbie McLeod might ll in again on weekends so that city doesnt fall too far behind with its administrative tasks but no decision was reached. City Administrator Chris Hubbard said that bank statements and budget adjustments were far behind schedule leaving the citys books outdated and likely inaccurate. We have no idea how much money is in the bank account, said Hubbard. The council will revisit applications they received for the last round of stafng and planned to re-list the job advertisement online as open until lled. A special meeting was scheduled to review the existing applications.Mexico Beach city clerk resigns

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Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A Monday-Thursday6:30AM-7PM(EST) Friday,Saturday&Sunday6:30AM-8PM(EST) BWOScallopHeadquarters: TIDETABLES MONTHLYAVERAGESTondthetidesofthefollowingareas,subtracttheindicatedtimes fromthesegivenforAPALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW CatPoint Minus0:40 Minus1:17 EastPass Minus0:27 Minus0:27 Tondthetidesofthefollowingareas,subtracttheindicatedtimes fromthosegivenforCARRABELLE: HIGH LOW BaldPoint Minus9:16 Minus0:03 WEEKLYALMANACDate High Low%Precip Thu,Aug.1585 77 40% Fri,Aug.16 85 77 50% Sat,Aug.1784 77 40% Sun,Aug.1885 77 40% Mon,Aug.1987 77 50% Tues,Aug.2086 78 40% Wed,Aug.2186 77 60% APALACHICOLABAY,WESTPASS ST.JOSEPHBAY SPONSORED BY Inshore/Bay Offshore/BottomTrout and red fish are on the move again We are seeing good fish still on the flats early and finding deeper holes by late afternoon. The water is crystal clear at Diamond hole and around Fire Tower sites this week. Eagle Harbor is reporting good flounder catches on live bull minnows. Scallops season is still in full effect. Better sized shells and more of them are starting to be reported. Great numbers of shells are coming in from the Presnells channel and close to Blacks Island. Smaller shells are thick in the no-name channel and around Treasure Bay. Page 6FIDDLER CRABSWhat do you know about these marsh dwellers?By Tom BairdSpecial to The Star The salt marshes that fringe St. Joseph Bay are characteristic of low energy environments with a shallow sloping substrate and little wave action. These are also among the most productive environments on earth and most of our commercial sh, shrimp, crabs, clams and oysters rely on estuaries and salt marshes as nursery grounds. Our salt marshes likewise support countless other forms of life that may not end up on your dinner table, but which are nevertheless important to the workings of the entire system. One of these life forms is the active and comical ddler crab. Nearly everyone who visits our marshes, whether at the Stump Hole, or Salinas Park, or the state park, is familiar with the ddler crab. From small children to adults, people are always captivated by the small armies of ddler crabs moving over the ats at low tide, and if they listen can hear them clicking as they scurry over objects and each other. Fiddler crabs are not insects, but are true crabs with ten legs and an outside skeleton made of tough chitin. Like other crabs the ddler must shed this exoskeleton periodically to grow. The ddler crab derives its common name from the over-sized claw of the male, which often weighs half that of the entire crab. The female has two pinchers or feeding claws of the same size and so can eat with both hands. The male has a single, regular-sized feeding claw paired with the one enormous claw. This relationship, combined with the waving motion of the large claw by the male, has been likened to a ddle and a bow, hence the common name for the crab. The ddler crabs feed at low tide. At that time herds of the animals emerge from their burrows and parade out of the marsh grass to feast on diatoms and other organic matter left by the receding tide on the mud ats. If you reach down and scoop up some of the sand on the ats, there doesnt seem to be much food value. However, because this zone is washed by the tides, there is a rich store of bacteria and algae between the grains of sand. If the sand or mud is moist, you may be able to clearly see the tiny claw marks at the surface. What happens is this using one or both feeding claws, the animal stuffs some of the sand into its mouth, sort of like a miniature wad of tobacco. Water stored in the gill chamber is used to dissolve and sift out the edible material. The sand grains are indigestible, and so are periodically spit out in a neat, round ball. Bend down and look closely where crabs have been feeding for a time. The ats are often covered by tiny, white balls of sand slightly smaller than a B-B. These were spit out as the crab fed. Herein lays the ddler crabs value. These animals are able to convert a microscopic, dif cult to assimilate source of food into concentrated, walk-around form (themselves) that can be used by a wide variety of other marsh and sea creatures. Stalking the mud ats are the rails or marsh hens. They race over the mud, snatch up a ddler crab and proceed to gulp it down while the rest of the herd rushes for cover or sometimes, just ignores the whole drama. Other birds, like gulls and willets, prey on ddler crabs. Since an adequate supply of water in the gills is necessary for feeding, the ddler must periodically re ll its gill chamber at the waters edge. There it may fall prey to blue crabs that have been observed to leave the water for a short distance to grab a plump ddler. Fishermen who go for sheepshead or red sh know that ddler crab is good bait. Fiddlers dig burrows for protection. These may go down more than a foot and end in a small chamber at the water table. Temporary burrows are also dug. The males defend and court from these burrows. The claw waving of the male is to attract a female and bluff off other males. Sounds are also produced by tapping the ground and rubbing legs together. This combination of visual and acoustic signals serves to keep the species separate, and there may be two or three different species of these crabs inhabiting a cross section of a marsh. Each species of ddler crab has their own peculiar set of courtship movements and sounds. Some stretch the large pincer to the side and extend it in front of the body. Others wave the pincer in circles over the body while the body is raised. Courtship claw waving differs by species in waves per minute, jerks per wave and accompanying curtsies, acoustics, and leg movements. A curtsy is described as rising up on 8 legs and lowering to the ground. Take a moment to quietly observe some male ddler crabs near their burrows and youll be able to see different claw waving patterns of different species. At the approach of high tide, the ddlers plug the entrance of their burrows with a ball of sand or mud and remain in the chamber until low tide. Likewise, the ddlers remain dormant in the chambers during cold winter days. It has been observed that when cleaning their burrows, ddler crabs may deposit their trash down the entrance to their neighbors burrow. On the night that hatching will occur, the incubating female emerges from the burrow carrying the eggs underneath her and releases the larvae at the waters edge. Development occurs as a drifting planktonic larva that is heavily preyed upon by shes. Eventually, those larvae that survive will attain the adult form and colonize the marshes. Because ddler crabs are arthropods like insects, pesticides that wash into canals and creeks from lawns affect them in the same harmful way. Insecticides kill crab larvae and alter the reproductive systems of the adults. Chemical pollution is an insidious threat to all marine life sedentary invertebrates being hard hit. Likewise, seawalls dont offer much place for ddlers to burrow. Fiddler crabs came to be before man imposed straight lines on the gentle curves of the shore. Tom Baird has been a sheries biologist, high school and community college teacher (oceanography and microbiology), director of a science and environmental center, teacher of science and principal in Pinellas County as well as an educational consultant. He retired from the Florida Department of Education and he and his wife divide their time between Tallahassee and Cape San Blas.Bowhunting eld day for Internet course in Bay CountySpecial to The StarThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is sponsoring a bowhunting eld day in Bay County on Aug. 24 for serious archers who have taken the online portion of the course. Instruction is from 8 a.m. until noon CT at the FWCs Northwest Regional Of ce, 3911 Highway 2321 in Panama City. The purpose of this class is to provide advanced instruction to bowhunters on such topics as the fundamentals of bowhunting, safety, hunting techniques, stalking, trailing and sportsmanship. Even though it is not required in Florida, completion of a bowhunting class is required in at least 14 other states before a person can purchase a bowhunting license. Participants must have completed the online National Bowhunter Education Foundation course and bring the of cial NBEF Field Day Qualifying Certi cate with them. In addition, participants should dress for hunting and bring their own archery equipment, including bows and arrows ( eld points or target points), pen or pencil and a packed lunch. People interested in attending this course can register online and obtain information about future bowhunting classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling Hunter Safety Coordinator George Warthen at the FWCs regional of ce in Panama City at 265-3676. Thursday, August 15, 2013 MALE FIDDLER CRAB FEMALE FIDDLER CRAB

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORTS www.starfl.com ASection SOCCER SOCCER CERSOC PortSt.JoeYouthSoccerregistrationforthefallsoccerseasonwillbeheldon Friday,August16thand23rdfrom5:00pmuntil7:00pm,Saturday,August17thand24th from9:00amuntil12:00noonattheSTACHouse. TheSTACHouseislocatedon8thstreetinPortSt.Joe.BoysandGirlsages4to14or (8thgrade)areinvitedtoplaysoccer.Playersmustbeatleast4yearsoldbefore August1stinordertoplay.Bringacopyofyourchildsbirthcerticatetotheregistration. Noexperienceisnecessary.Registrationfeeis$60perplayer.Alimitednumberofscholarships available.Coaches,refereesandsponsorsareneeded.Pleasesignupatthetimeofregistration! Tolearnhowyoucansupportourcommunitysuniversity,contactMaryBethLovingoodat (850)770-2108ormblovingood@pc.fsu.edu.THECAMPAIGNFOROURCOMMUNITYSUNIVERSITYEndowmentforTomorrowsJobs $4,500,000 $500,000 $1,500,000 $2,500,000 $3,500,000 $4,500,000 $0 $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $3,000,000 $4,000,000 $5,000,000 GOAL Star Staff ReportPort St. Joe Youth Soccer registration for the fall season will be held 5-7 p.m. ET on Fridays, Aug. 16 and 23, as well as 9 a.m. until noon ET Saturdays Aug. 17 and 24, at the STAC House. The STAC House is located on Eighth Street and boys and girls ages 4 to 14 (or eighth grade) are invited to play. Players must be at least 4-years-old before Aug. 1 in order to play. Bring a copy of your childs birth certi cate to registration. Coaches, referees and sponsors are needed. Please sign up during registration. For more information visit the league on Facebook or email JustinG@StJoeBay.com.Star Staff ReportPort St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School football players will be in the community beginning this Saturday for the annual sale of Shark Cards to raise funds to support the Tiger Shark program. The Shark Card can be purchased for $10 and it provides discounts to 1920 local businesses and restaurants. They are all local, Coach Chuck Gannon said. Football players, varsity and junior varsity, will be out selling the cards this weekend. After Saturday, the cards may also be purchased at the school front office and Ramseys Printing and Office Supply on Reid Avenue. This weekend, the program will also have a table in front of the Piggly Wiggly to sell cards. In addition, the program continues to sell banners to be displayed on game days at Shark Field. For information or to purchase a banner, call Gannon at the school, 229-8251.Star Staff ReportSign-up for the Gene Raf eld Football League will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET this Saturday at the Port St. Joe re house on Williams Avenue. Please bring a fee of $60 and, if the player was not a member of the league last year, a copy of his birth certi cate. Every player must have a physical exam prior to playing. The league requests this be done as soon as possible. Equipment distribution will be done immediately following registration so the player must be present. Port St. Joe will eld teams in two age brackets in 2013: the Dolphins (ages 7-9) and the Jaguars (ages 10-12). If there are suf cient numbers, a second team in either or both age divisions could be elded. That decision will come after registration when coaches determine the number of players. There will be a second registration period on Saturday, Aug. 24. League ofcials urge parents to take advantage of the rst sign up day as expectations are the turnout will be high. Those who sign up rst will have the most and best equipment to choose from. Everyone who wishes to play must register no later than 1 p.m. ET Aug. 24. No applications will be accepted after that date. This means there will be no late sign-ups. If you have any questions whatsoever, contact Matt Herring at 247-9842 or Dona Sander at 227-4839.Special to The StarOver 25 boys and girls took part recently in a oneday Indoor Baseball Camp held at the Washington Recreation Center. The camp sponsored by R. A. Driesbach, Sr. Lodge #77 Knights of Pythias was aimed at helping youth develop such skills as throwing, elding, hitting and base-running. Former Port St. Joe High School Star and Chipola College Baseball Coach Tyrone Dawson and Sir Knight Kenneth Monette spent the day teaching youngsters the game of Baseball. I am happy to have the opportunity to give back to my community and motivate and inspire young kids to dream big, Dawson said. Youth attending the camp had an opportunity to try multiple positions on the team which enhanced respect for teammates and the skills needed for various positions. Emphases were placed on setting a positive example and the importance of respecting other team members and coaches. The camp was also designed to promote team play, sportsmanship, hustle, and to have fun. The Knights of Pythias was born in Washington, D.C. in the year 1864, just after one of the greatest Civil Wars in the worlds history. It came to bring order out of confusion, peace out of chaos, and to restore Patriotism and Unity through the principles of Friendship, Charity and Benevolence, as exempli ed in the lives of Damon and Pythias. For more information about the Knights of Pythias, visit www.kightsofpythias .com Thursday, August 14, 2013 Page 7Knights of Pythias sponsor one-day baseball campPSJ Jr./Sr. High Shark Card blitz begins SaturdayRegistration for Gene Raf eld Football begins Saturday PSJ fall youth soccer registration begins Friday SPECIAL TO THE STAR

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LocalA8 | The Star Thursday, August 15, 2013Butler took his mother home to St. Joe Beach and upon returning to his apartment, the childs mother confronted him and asked if he had, in fact, used a racially insensitive word toward her son. According to Butlers statement, he said, Thats what he is a little (racial epithet). In his statement, Butler seemed confused as to why the woman found this so upsetting. The childs mother left, and sometime later, Butler and Lynn were visited by Kenneth Dunham. Together they played a dice game and gambled for $1 a game. As Dunham left, he warned Butler and Lynn that people in the apartments werent happy with the way he spoke to Rogers and that hed heard someone would be coming to pay him a visit later. Lynn went on to say that, according to Dunham, someone was coming over, to kill both of them. Shortly after Dunham left, Rogers returned to the apartment and asked Butler for some peppermint candy. She chastised him for using the racial slur toward the child and left his home in tears. In Rogers statement, she reported that her boyfriend, Everett Gant, saw her in tears and went toward Butlers apartment. Dunham reported going with him and hoped he could calm down the situation. After Rogers left, Lynn said he fell asleep in a chair and Butler made dinner. A short time later, Gant, who is black, showed up at the sliding glass door at the rear of Butlers residence. Dunham said Gant and Butler had not had previous issues, and Lynn told police hed never seen Gant before. Dunham told deputies the man who made threats toward Butler and Lynn was in fact the father of the boy with Rogers, not Gant. Butler reported that Gant pounded on the door and yelled physical threats. Butler approached the door, and what happened next is in dispute. Butler and Lynn told police Gant opened the sliding glass door and attempted to come into the house, but Dunham, who was right behind Gant, told a different story and said Lynn was on his knees and pulled open the door. Hes always on his knees because he gets drunk and cant walk, Dunham told deputies. This was all a setup. As Gant made his way into the apartment, Butler grabbed a nearby .22 caliber ri e, pulled the trigger, and red, hitting Gant between the eyes. Gant fell in the doorway, half inside and half outside of the apartment. Dunham said he tried to pull Gant out, but ran for cover when Butler began reloading the weapon. Butler said in his statement the gun didnt always work, but he was glad it red. He feared what would have happened otherwise. Minutes later, Gant had regained enough consciousness to crawl out of the residence and onto the back porch. Butler shut the sliding glass door, so insects wouldnt get inside the apartment.The aftermathEncouraged by Lynn, Butler called 911 immediately and reported the incident. He then sat down and ate part of his dinner. EMS was on scene seven minutes later. When Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent arrived on scene, he called Butler before approaching the residence. Butler told the of cer that he had put up the gun. After Butler had given his statement, Tolbert told the shooter he was being taken to jail for his safety. Theres a bunch of people gathering up around here thats not very happy, Tolbert said. Deputies also spoke with Pamela Silcox, who works in the Pine Ridge ofces. She had seen Butler and Lynn earlier in the day. Investigator Greg Skipper asked her if the men appeared to be intoxicated or under the in uence. My personal opinion, thats a daily thing, Silcox said. They are their everyday self. She went on to say that anytime she had stopped by the apartment, morning, noon or night, there is always beer around. In his statements to police, Dunham had reported drinking beer during the evening. The trial, originally scheduled for May of this year, was rescheduled to July and then continued to September after an unexpected motion was led before the hearing. On Jan. 4, Butler was analyzed by Dr. Michael T. D Errico, Ph.D., who determined Butlers IQ level to be 81. According to a notice of intent to rely on a mental health defense other than insanity, Butlers IQ falls near the upper limit of the borderline range of intellectual functioning. These ndings will be used along with the Stand Your Ground law to state that Butler only shot Gant to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself and that he is entitled to immunity from arrest and prosecution. The IQ analysis also will be used to explain the behavior and actions after the shooting. 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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com BPage 1SectionTrivia Fun with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is a weekly feature in The Port St. Joe Star. 1) It takes 20 seconds for food to reach your stomach, but how long until the brain realizes its there? Same time, 90 sec, 5 min, 20 min 2) Jamaica Blue Mountain is often regarded as being the best what in the world? Wine, Coffee, Bottled water, Hand cream 3) Four Corners is where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and which other state intersect? Utah, Montana, Oklahoma, Nevada 4) At what stage in his life did King Arthur take the Excalibur (sword) out of a stone? Young boy, Teen, Middleaged man, Deathbed 5) What was the couples last name to complete the rst car-crossing of the Canadian Rockies? Brooks, Cook, Werner, Glidden 6) Which company invented the word processor in 1965? Tandy, IBM, GE, VW 7) What does terebi mean in Japanese? TV, Tube, Tub, Tower 8) Atlantis is supposedly beneath which ocean? Atlantic, Southern, Paci c, Indian 9) In what year was the Panama Canal opened? 1914, 1922, 1936, 1947 10) Whats a whole number called? Euclid, Oscar, Integer, Frit 11) What were Jason and the Argonauts searching for? Shangri-La, Holy Grail, Beelzebub, Golden Fleece 12) Fusion-jazz combines jazz and? Rock, Country, Soul, Bluegrass 13) What color boxing trunks was Muhammad Ali partial to? Red, White, Black, Gold 14) When did the rst Cannes Film Festival open? 1946, 1951, 1960, 1974 ANSWERS 1) 20 min 2) Coffee 3) Utah 4) Young boy 5) Glidden 6) IBM 7) TV 8) Atlantic 9) 1914 10) Integer 11) Golden Fleece 12) Rock 13) White 14) 1946Trivia FunWilson CaseyWC@Trivia Guy.com Thursday, August 15, 2013Updated apiary policies will help manage beesBy WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.com Honeybees have been a buzz word in Wewahitchka in recent months. Last Friday, a meeting was called at the Gulf County Extension Of ce to discuss ongoing issues related to honeybees invading neighborhoods and swimming pools in Wewahitchka. The meeting, hosted by Extension Director Roy Lee Carter, reviewed the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions of cial apiary policies and a list of best management practices that beekeepers in the area should follow. Carters intentions were to ensure that everyone was on the same page when it came to doing their part to avoid bee-related issues in the area. A new version of the apiary policy will roll out within 90 days and will require that all area beekeepers follow speci c guidelines regarding eligible hive locations, bear depredation control and beekeeper responsibilities. The group included County Commissioners Carmen McLemore and Ward McDaniel. Other attendees included Jamie Ellis of the Entomology and Nematology Department at the University of Florida, local beekeepers and members of the Plant and Apiary Inspection from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer services. McLemore said that hed been getting phone calls from Wewahitchka residents complaining of bee infestations. His concerns were for those in the community who are allergic to bee stings and are unable to go outside. There are more and more bees, said McLemore. We have to do something. Area beekeepers explained that bees naturally go to the closest water source if farmers do not provide it near the hives. Professional beekeepers know to keep small pools of water nearby their hives in order to keep the bees from traveling. Best practices like these have FWC investigating gator takingBy TIM CROFT227-7827|@PSJ_Startcroft@starfl.comThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating the legality of the taking of as many as two alligators from Lake Wimico. According to Lt. Stan Kirkland with the FWC, the agency launched an investigation after receiving a complaint last week. The event occurred sometime in the past two weeks, Kirkland said. We have launched an investigation and are going through the process, Kirkland said. We are taking this seriously. The complaint is focused on whether and how the gators were taken. The recreational season for alligator harvest for which the state issues more than 3,000 permits annually, Kirkland said does not open until later this week and continues through November. Kirkland said some private entities are issued permits to take gators. Essentially there are private landowners that have permits year round, Kirkland said. The investigation is focused at least in part on whether a private permit was used to take the gators impermissibly. It is still early in the investigation, Kirkland said, adding that additional details would not be available until the conclusion of the investigation. The investigation may or may not be related to a recent trip taken on Lake Wimico by several county-paid individuals during non-work time. That trip was mentioned during a recent BOCC meeting and was the subject of a separate anonymous complaint to this newspaper, which contacted the FWC and received information about its investigation. Jennifer Jenkins, executive director of the Tourist Development Council, who mentioned the excursion brie y during a BOCC meeting, said FWC of cers had contacted her regarding her trip. Jenkins said she was on her own time and the trip was not part of any contract involving the TDC. The TDC had examined the potential of creating a sizzle reel as part of a pitch for a gator harvesting television show that would spotlight a county business, which County Commissioner Carmen McLemore had discussed during public meetings, but discussions had never gone beyond the preliminary stage. A similar project involving the South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Department part of a pitch for a television show spotlighting rural departments was recently undertaken and the resulting sizzle reel is part of a pitch to broadcast television networks. See BEES B6 By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.com Whoever said that school is all work and no play should visit Port St. Joe Jr./ Sr. High School. Students were back in school this week and celebrated the rst day with a little bit of friendly competition as the Shark Dome temporarily became a makeshift Thunder Dome for a round of Wacky Olympics. Students in grades 7-12 competed against one another in a series of events that included ships and sailors, which involved mimicking certain movements upon command. Failing to do the correct movement kicked players to the sidelines until only one person or team remained. Schools always do their best to ensure students are Students celebrate the rst day of school WACKY OLYMPICSWES LOCHER | The StarTo celebrate the rst day of school, each grade competed in a series of wacky Olympic events that included Ships and Sailors. Teams stacked Oatmeal Pies on the head of a teammate before gobbling them down to win. See WACKY B6

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B2 | The Star Thursday, August 15, 2013 Dandyisagreatlittle,outgoingdog.Hewalksverywellonhisleashandknowsthecommandofsit, maybemore.Dandygetsalongwellwithothersmalldogsandevencats.Helovesattentionofkidsand adultsalike.Dandyiskennelandhousetrained.Thissweetlittleguywouldmakeagreatfamilypetor seniorcompanion. Ifyouareunabletoadoptatthistime,perhapsyoucouldfosterormakeaDonation.Allpetsadopted fromSJBHSwillbecurrentonvaccinations andspayed/neutered.Pleasedonothesitate toemailtownsend.hsdirector@gmail.comor adoptbaystjoe@gmail.comorcalltheSt.Joseph BayHumaneSocietyat850-227-1103andask forMelodyorDebbie!Applicationsareavailable atwww.sjbhumanesociety.orgWerequireall potentialadopterstocompleteanapplication form.Adoptionfeesincludeourcostofspay/neuter andcurrentvaccinations. OurhoursfortheshelterareTuesday-Saturdayfrom 10am-4pm! Faith'sThriftHutisalwaysinneedofdonationsalso, andalltheproceedsgodirectlytosupporttheanimalsinourcare!ThehoursforthestoreareThursdaySaturdayfrom10am-3pm.Volunteersarealwayswelcomeatbothourstoreandourshelter!Ourstoreand shelterlocationis1007TenthStreetinPortSt.Joe!Hopetoseeyoualltheresoon! www.sjbhumanesociety.org Ifyouaremissingapetorwanttoadoptanewpet,pleasecheckwithyourlocalHumaneSocietyorShelter. FollowusonFacebook:St.JosephBayHumaneSociety www.sjbhumanesociety.orgIfyouaremissingapetorwanttoadoptanewpet,pleasecheckwithyourlocalHumaneSocietyorShelter. FollowusonFacebook:St.JosephBayHumaneSociety 4514866SponsorthePetoftheWeek!forONLY$15perweek $60permonth CallToday WayneKnight227.1290orKariFortune227.7847 Jazz:TheMusicoftheSoul FeaturingArtLong,Jazzsaxophonist,playing ALoveSupremebyJohnColtraneandthesanctuary choirsingingComeSundaybyDukeEllington. Hallelujah:TheSoundtrackofLife FeaturingAnnComforter&GeoffreyLentzsinging HallelujahbyLeonardCohen ACountryPsalm:LearntoLament FeaturingthePraiseteamsingingUncloudedDay &ISawtheLight AGospelSongPrayingwithJesus FeaturingtheNashvilleGospelSinger/Song-writer JerrySalley.Jerryssongshavesoldover14millionrecords world-wideandreviewedaprestigiousDoveAward.FirstUnitedMethodistChurch ofPortSt.Joe psjumc.org JoinuseachSundayat 9:00AMESTforWorshipattheWateror 11:00AMESTorourSanctuaryService.Aug.18 Aug.25 Sept.1 Sept.8 Psalm150 Psalm146 Psalm88 Psalm22 GreatService-FairPriceQualityInternalMedicineSoftTissue/OrthopedicSurgeryDentistryCleanand SpaciousFacility AlbertByas,DVM StephenCollier,DVM300LongAve PSJ,FL32456 850-229-6009Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:30PM ANIMALHOSPITALofPortSt.Joe24-HourEmergencyServiceForOurCurrentClients SocietyJudy, Tony Barbee celebrate 50th wedding anniversary Angel Barbee and Daryl Parker are united in marriage I am sure you are familiar with soybeans, but probably not in the way well describe it. If you frequently visit health food stores, or the health food section of your supermarket, youre bound to have seen this vegetable in its dried form. Its a substitute for meat in many dishes, and its used to enhance the nutritional value of numerous foods. Surprising as it may seem, the soybean is a nutritious and versatile green vegetable. While were all fairly familiar with the many uses of dried soybeans, most of us havent had much exposure to fresh soybeans. My information was provided by retied Extension Vegetable Specialist Jim Stephens. There are two main types of soybeans. The one cultivated most frequently is the agronomic or eld soybean. It represents 99 percent of all soybeans grown in our country. The second type, which were emphasizing, is the vegetable soybean, which is grown for fresh or green mature consumption. The vegetable type is about one-and-a-half to three times larger seeded than the eld type. While few Americans think of soybeans as a vegetable, it has been used as a vegetable in Asia for over 1,000 years. The varieties suitable as a vegetable are different from those used as a eld crop. Major vegetable varieties are Verde, Disoy, Bansei, Gaint Green, Fuji, and Seminole. Aside from their good taste and high yield, green soybeans have excellent nutritional value. Fresh soybeans are very high in vitamin c, and theyre also high in protein, containing about three times the protein of milk and about half that of red meat. Fresh soybeans are relatively high in calories, because of their seven percent fat content. Fortunately, this is good quality vegetable fat. Soybeans also contain sizeable amounts of other vitamins and minerals. As with most fresh vegetables, soybeans should be eaten as soon after harvest as possible. Eating quality and nutrition value begin to decrease within several hours after the beans are picked. Youll have an easier time removing the seeds if you place the unshelled beans in boiling water for about three minutes. This will soften the pods, and allow the tender beans to be split out by hand. As a gardenfresh vegetable, soybeans can be prepared like any other fresh shelled beans. Soybean seeds also make excellent bean sprouts. For more information on edible soybeans contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 639-3200 or visit our website: http://gulf.ifas.u.edu or www. http://edis.ifas.u.edu and see Vegetable Gardening in Florida by James M. Stephens, Vegetable Production Handbook for Florida, Vegetable Gardening Guide or IFAS Publication SP 103/VH 021: Florida Vegetable Garden Guide. ROY LEE CArR TErRCounty extension directorAdd edible soybeans to your garden collection Dianne Semmes, President of GFWC Wewahitchka Womans Club, Inc., is shown with Lindsey McCrary, BA, the Salvation Army Victims Advocate. The GFWC Wewahitchka Womans Club, Inc. donated 41 childrens gift bags, 21 womens gift bags, plus numerous other hygiene products to assist the Gulf County Domestic Violence program.SPECIAL TO TT HE STAr R WEwW AHITCHKA WOMANsS CCLUB MAKEsS DONATION TO GULF CCOUNTY DDOMEsSTIC VIOLENCE Star Staff ReportAn All-Class Reunion for Wewahitchka High School will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19. Everyone in the community is invited, so make plans to come and enjoy seeing old friends and catching up with one another. We would like to get the word out to everyone, so please pass along this information to any classmate/friend that you have contact with. The reunion will be held at the Honeyville Community Center in Honeyville beginning at 10:30 a.m. CT. If you would like to attend please send a check for $17 (per person) to Dianne (Lester) Semmes, 1730 CR 386 North, Wewahitchka, FL 32465. If you need further information or would like to assist in any way, please contact Dianne at 639-5345 (home) or 2276425 (cell), or via email: Wewamama@ yahoo.com. Food and beverages will be provided, but donations of desserts are requested. Wewahitchka High School all-class reunion 2013Star Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe High School Class of 1973 will begin their 40th class reunion at 6 p.m. ET Friday, Sept. 27 at Frank Pate Park with an Old Fashion Picnic. Pictures will be taken at sunset on the city pier. The celebration will continue Saturday, Sept. 28 with a friendly round of golf (at approximately 12 noon) for those interested. (Others are thinking of trying their skills at paddleboarding in the bay.) The reunion will come to an end at 5 p.m. Saturday with a dinner at Ronnie Bs. Any classmate who has not been contacted please contact Lee Anna Parrish at 850-227-5647 or parrishteacher@yahoo.com.PSJHS Class of 1973 reunion

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LocalThe Star| B3Thursday, August 15, 2013 Tuesday,August Startingat$6forthefirst 25words .25ea.additionalword AddaPhoto$6 AddaBox$3 AddArtwork$4 A B C D EDailyNewsandNewsHerald: -Deadline-Thursday,August15th -Published-Tuesday,August20thSantaRosaPressGazette,CrestviewNewsBulletin,DestinLog,WashingtonCountyNews, HolmesCountyNews: -Deadline-Friday,August16th -Published-Wednesday,August21stApalachicolaTimes&PortSt.JoeStar: -Deadline-Friday,August16th -Published-Thursday,August22nd WaltonSun: -Deadline-Tuesday,August13th -Published-Saturday,August17th StayConnected!LikeusonFacebook &FollowusonTwitter /emeraldcoast.jobs@ECoastJobs Special to The StarVaccinations are a frightening thing for children, and we assure them they will outgrow feeling that way, when in reality, the leading cause for adults not getting the vaccinations they need is being afraid of the needle. Childrens vaccinations are kept up to date mostly as a result of the school requirements. As adults, we have to keep up with the recommendations from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and make ourselves go get the care that we need. Simply put, making time for health care, whether its a check-up, lab work, or vaccination, prevents having to make time for being sick. Lets look at a few of the immunizations recommended for people 50 and older. Flu ShotInuenza, commonly called the u shot, is recommended every u season, beginning about September through to the following March. The u can be debilitating, especially to older adults, leading to complications such as ear and sinus infections. Extreme cases can be deadly. Pneumonia Shot The pneumonia vaccination protects against 23 types of pneumonia. Most of us didnt even know there are that many types, much less how to prevent them. Pneumonia is a major cause of death among older adults, especially those with chronic health conditions. One shot every ve years if you have a chronic health condition or one at or after age 65 if you dont, will keep you safe. Shingles VaccinationShingles are a painful, red, burning rash that can lead to permanent nerve damage and misery. Anyone who has had chicken pox is at risk of getting shingles. There is a safe, effective vaccination, and every person over age 60 is encouraged to have it. TDAPTetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis vaccine is required during school age years, and then we tend to not think of it again. Pertussis, known as whooping cough, is on the rise again, and we can help prevent that with boosters. Each adult is encouraged to get a booster every 10 years.Two Silent KillersWe know that high blood pressure, also called hypertension, is known as the silent killer because so many people have it and never know. Statistics say one of every three Americans, regardless of age, race or gender, is affected by high blood pressure, which includes adults, teens and children. There is another silent killer that may not be as familiar. High blood pressure, along with diabetes, can lead to many health complications including kidney disease. Kidney disease, in the early stages, may have no signs or symptoms. The only way you would know would be to have a blood or urine test that showed poor ltering by the kidneys. The kidneys are easily damaged by high blood pressure or diabetes, and there may be no signs or symptoms to let you know that something is going wrong. Learn your family history, talk about the health of those who have passed away. Even closely connected families sometimes dont think to share health related information, so be the one who starts that conversation. You may be able to help others in your family, as well as yourself. If you know you have a family history of high blood pressure, diabetes, or kidney disease, especially if you have a relative on dialysis, you should make certain your health care provider knows and is monitoring your kidney health. Early treatment can prevent or delay kidney failure, and testing for kidney disease is easy. Managing your diabetes or high blood pressure, especially if you have both conditions, is the key to keeping your kidneys healthy. Making sure you eat healthy, cut back on salt, keep your blood sugar under control, and take your medication as directed will help. Make sure you learn what your numbers should be. If you dont know, your health care provider can help you with that information. To determine if you are eligible for the MyGULFCare program, please call 227-1276 ext. 132 or 229-5606 to speak to one of our staff members. If you would like more information about vaccinations, which to get and which to avoid, check with your primary care provider. For more information about health care topics, including Knowledge, Nutrition, Exercise, and Wellness (K.N.E.W.) You! Plan to attend our monthly group health coaching events. Each month we will discuss a different wellness topic that will help you better manage your health. Our next class will be 5:15 pm 6:15 p.m. ET Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf. We will have dinner and talk about Healthy Eating and Shopping on a Budget. Contact MyGULFCare staff if you plan to attend at 227-1276 ext. 132Special to The StarDr. Alan Woolery of Sacred Heart Medical Group will discuss the warning signs of dementia and ways of coping with the disease in those you love at 10 a.m. ET Sept. 19 at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulfs Conference Room. A question and answer time will be available f or additional questions. Woolery is a board-certied family physician with specialty training in geriatric medicine. He recently relocated from Middle, GA where he was the director of the family medicine residency program at Houston Medical Center. Woolery graduated from the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and has extensive training in geriatric medicine. He serves on the editorial board of several peerreviewed geriatric medicine journals and has published extensively in the area of geriatric medicine. Woolery currently serves as a hospitalist at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf. The AARP estimates 2529 percent of caregivers of persons age 50 or older provide assistance to someone with a memory problem or a disorder better known as dementia. Pre-registration is requested for the seminar, which is sponsored by Sacred Hearts SeniorSpirit membership program. Space is limited. Please call Paulina Pendarvis at 229-5603 to register. Sacred Heart SeniorSpirit is a free program for persons 55 and older. Benets include free screenings, seminars, special in-patient benets such as three free guest meal tickets (up to $6) per hospital stay, a monthly calendar of events detailing all SeniorSpirit events, and discounted pre-paid lab coupon program. ALaAN WOOLERYSacred Heart doctor to present Spotting Signs of Dementia MyGulfCare recommends must-have adult vaccinations

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FAITHPage B4This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com SOUTHERLANDFAMILY FUNERALHOME(850)229-8111 (TraditionalServices1928BCP) MorningPrayer&HolyCommunion Sunday...............10:00A.M.TheRev.LouLittle,PriestServicesTemporarilyatSeniorCitizensCenter, 120LibraryDrive AnUnchangingFaithInAChangingWorld COMFORTER FUNERALHOME (850)227-1818 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 (850)229-9596 SundaySchool............................10a.m. SundayMorningWorship...........11a.m. SundayEveningWorship..............6p.m. WednesdayEveningService.......7p.m. TOUCHINGLIVES WITHTHELOVE OFJESUS 6pm www.fbcpsj.org www.fbcpsj.org SUNDAY:SundaySchool-9:15 MorningWorship-10:30 EveningWorship-5:00 1601LongAvePortStJoe,FL32456(850)229-8691WEDNESDAY:FamilyDinner-5:30 PrayerMeeting-6:30 StudentMinistry-6:30ChildrensMinistry/Choir-6:30AdultChoir-7:30 MINISTRYSCHEDULE Dr.GeoffreyLentz Pastor BobbiLassiter MinistertoFamilies AnnComforter DirectorofMusic 1001ConstitutionDr. 850.227.1724 www.psjumc.org SundaySchedule9:00AMEST-WorshipontheWater, underthesailsonSt.JosephBay. 11:00AMEST-SanctuaryService withSpecialChildrenstime. 1602Hwy98,MexicoBeach,FL(850)648.1151www.livingwateratthebeach.comWEEKLYSCHEDULESUNDAY -8:00AM-WorshipatSunsetPark (onthesand) 10:00AM-BibleStudyat1602Highway98 MONDAY -7:00PM-LifetreeCaf. JointheConversation WEDNESDAY -10:00AM-2:00PM-OpenHouse Coee&ConversationTocontactworshipleader:(850)648.1151orlwcpastor@fairpoint.net Special to The StarHow pets interact with humans will be explored at Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, Aug. 19. The program, titled Whats Your Pet Trying to Tell You? explores how animals think and interact with humans. In an exclusive lmed interview, an animal communicator will share accounts of conversations with household pets. People with pets often say they communicate with their animals, said Lifetree representative Craig Cable. This program provides an opportunity to share those stories and to discover what science tells us about the capacity of animals to interact with humans. Admission to the 60minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is located at 1602 U.S. 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint. net.The Christian looks to the future with joy in their life. They know when this lifes over there will be no more trouble and strife. The fool says in his heart there is no God. Ask him where hell spend eternity, when he leaves this earthly sod. Many will laugh it off and say they are happy living their life of sin. But the laughter of a fool conceals emptiness within. A life with no meaning, and no future at the end. Thats all it will be without Jesus, and a life lived in sin. But folks there is hope, Jesus is coming back again. Ask forgiveness and accept Him as your Savior and Hell forgive your sin. You will be eternally blessed and look forward to the end. The crystal river in heaven beats the lake of re, my friend. Billy JohnsonPaula Joan Bass Brewer, age 72, passed peacefully Aug. 4, in Pensacola, surrounded by the ones she laughed with, lived for and loved. She was born to Paul and Esther Bass on Sept. 30, 1940, in Port St. Joe. She married the late Jerry C. Brewer of Richmond, Ind., Feb. 7, 1959, and had made Gulf Breeze her home since 1979. Paula was a kind and gentle soul who had an intense love for family and a passion for kayaking and other outdoor events. She was looking forward to her rst greatgrandchild to be born in January. Paula was predeceased by her husband, Jerry; son, Jerry Paul; mother and daddy, Paul and Esther Bass; sister, Anita; and brother, Steven. She will be remembered in love and her memories will be deeply cherished by her family and friends: daughter and son-in-law, Lita and Troy Basham, Pensacola; grandchildren, Stephen and Joshua Bowers, Pueblo, Colo.; Ashley (Dustin) Hicklen, Pensacola, FL; soul mate and best friend, Fred Grif n, Howard Creek, FL; sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Fred Joines, Lakewood, Colo.; sister-inlaw, Joyce Ketring, Dayton, Ohio; special nieces and nephews Kelly (Christoph) Joines, Slade (Shanna) Joines, Shane (Emily) Joines, Brendan, Sierra, Hunter, Lucas, Ivy; Ashlea Scarabin, Ayden, Joseph; Debbie Charnock and Brian Ketring. Family graveside services will be held at Jehu Cemetery. In lieu of owers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Paula Joan Brewer PAULA JOAN BREWERGeorge W. GW Dykes Sr., age 73 of Apalachicola, born Feb. 7, 1940, in Port St Joe went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 6, 2013. He had been a resident of Apalachicola for 52 years and was a commercial sherman. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Ruby L Dykes; his children: Kathy Creamer (Dennis) of Eastpoint, George W. Dykes Jr., of Apalachicola, Connie Polous (Dewitt) of Eastpoint, Sabrina Webb (Mitchell) of Apalachicola; his grandchildren: Eric Polous (Heather), Wesley Creamer (Stephanie), Pamela Cox (William), Savanah Dykes, Tiffany Creamer (DJ), Dona Harrell (Casey), Latoya Dykes, and Tyler Webb; and 12 greatgrandchildren; his mother: Johnnie M Dykes; his sisters: Dora Coulter (Arthur), Jeanine Peterson ( Lawrence), Lee Collie; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Dykes and his brothers: Marvin and Glenn Dykes. The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. E.D.T. on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at the Assembly of God Church in Apalachicola with interment following in Holly Hill Cemetery. All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home. George W. GW Dykes ObituariesThursday, August 15, 2013Communicating with pets explored at Lifetree Caf The Christian and the foolBessie Mae Dozier was born on March 5, 1925 in Leon County, Florida. She was educated in the Leon County School system. She moved to Apalachicola, Florida at an early age. She wed Henry Lee Dozier and moved to Port St. Joe. On August 3, 2013 Bessie was called home to be with the Lord. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends and people of the community. Leaving to cherish her loving memories are her husband, Henry Lee Dozier; her daughter, Olivia Daniels (Theodore) of Port St. Joe; grandson, Walter Seabrooks (Charlotte) of Port St. Joe; granddaughter, Yolanda N. Daniels of Pensacola; cousins, Essie Mae Giddens, Lorine Bank (Bobby) and Annie Laura Johnson, all of Apalachicola; and a host of other family and special friends. All services were under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home.Bessie Mae Dozier

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LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, August 15, 2013 Ourlocalrealestateexpertshaveidentied whattheyfeelarethebestvaluesaroundandare oeringthemtoyouinRealEstatePicks! (Inthissection),Discoverthebestrealestatevalues inMexicoBeach,PortSt.Joe,Apalachicola, CapeSanBlas,St.GeorgeIsland,Carrabelle andsurroundingareas. RealEstatePicks BestValuesonthe ForgottenCoast 4514466 MOTIVATEDSELLER! SELLYOURLISTINGSHERE! (850)814-7377 (850)227-7847SOLD DailyLunch &Dinner Specials OPEN7Days11:00AM-10:00PMET7008Hwy.98 St.JoeBeach,FL 32456 (850)647-6167 Member FDIC 33WestGardenStreet Pensacola,FL32502850.202.9900or1.877.962.322417SEEglinParkway FtWaltonBeach,FL32548850.244.9900or1.866.362.3224 www.beachcommunitybank.com Special to The StarGulf Coast Electric Cooperative is proud to announce the addition of Jamey Guffey and Mike Waites to its staff. Guffey and Waites are electricians who will mainly work on the electric and water distribution systems of Tyndall Air Force Base. Guffey is a graduate of Wewahitchka High School and Haney Technical Center. He holds a Florida Electrical Contractors license and has 20 years of experience in the electrical trade, mainly in maintenance roles. Waites is a graduate of Bay High School and previously worked with Overstreet Electric, performing underground and high-voltage distribution work, and with Wise Electric. Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative is part of the Touchstone Energy national alliance of local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives providing high standards of service to customers large and small. More than 70 employees serve more than 20,000 meters and 2,500 miles of line in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Walton and Washington counties and in the municipalities of Wewahitchka, Ebro, Lynn Haven, White City, Fountain and Southport. Special to The StarKerigan Marketing Associates Inc. announced this week Sara Backus has joined the Port St. Joebased marketing and advertising agency as senior designer. Backus will lead all graphic design and art direction for the companys creative services, which include website design, corporate identity and multi-media advertising. A Panama City native, Backus returns home after spending a few years in the soulful mid-South expanding and honing her craft. In Memphis, she served as senior designer at Counterpart Communication Design for six years. While there, she worked on a wide range of big brand accounts including P&G, FedEx, International Paper, xpedx, and Accredo, as well as many small businesses and received regional, national and international awards for excellence in design. Previously, she worked in the tourism industry as an in-house designer at I1 Internet Group. Backus joins the four-person team of web developer Bryan Baird, ofce manager Renee Orand and owner Jack Kerigan. Leading the creative direction for our agency comes with great expectations. Ive always believed in nding talented people, Kerigan said. And we received resumes from design professionals all over the country, Los Angeles to New York; people that knew this area and said living on Cape San Blas would be paradise. I feel very fortunate to have found someone like Sara. She is a disciplined designer and easy to work with. Shes already t in well with our team. As director of marketing for Community Coffee, I worked with The Richards Group and creative director, Mike Renfro, known for his work creating the Chick-l-A cows, Motel 6 Tom Bodett and the Hummer campaign. With that foundation Ive tried to bring a similar level of professionalism to our smaller accounts. Kerigan Marketing serves as agency of record for Tyndall Federal Credit Union and Florida State University Panama City. Backus holds a bachelor of ne arts in graphic design from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. More information is available on the companys website at keriganmarketing.com/about/sara. MIKE WAITES JAmMEY GUFFEYGCEC welcomes new employeesBackus joins Kerigan Marketing AssociatesSpecial to The StarPANAmMA CITY Gulf Coast State Colleges District Board of Trustees recently elected new leadership for the 2013/2014 term. Ralph Roberson succeeds Denise Butler as chair of the board effective July 25. Roberson was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott in December of 2011 to the District Board of Trustees at the College. Roberson, of Port St. Joe, is a certied public accountant and has been the owner of Roberson and Associates P.A. since 1997. From 1993 to 2001, he served on the Board of Trustees of Gulf Coast State College. Roberson has been a member of the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce since 1987, the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce since 1986 and the Florida Institute of CPAs since 1979. From 1985 to 2006, he was a member of the Rotary Club of Port St. Joe, where he served as president and director, and he is also a past member of the Association of Florida Colleges. He received an associate degree from Tallahassee Community College and bachelors degree from the University of West Florida. Special to The StarGulf Coast jobseekers and employers now have an even more enhanced tool at their disposal to assist them in nding suitable jobs, locating training opportunities and identifying skilled candidates. The Gulf Coast Workforce Board, which provides workforce services to Bay, Franklin, and Gulf counties, recently launched a new website bringing numerous enhancements to individuals seeking jobs and employers seeking employees. All of the services continue to be provided at no charge to job seekers and employers. The website, developed by Kerigan Marketing Associates, is www.workforcecenter.org Users will notice a different look and feel when they visit the site. The site features a new layout structure, important information highlighted by a revolving image carousel, a prominent navigation bar, portals for job seekers and employers, easy-to-understand content, easy-to-locate contact information for all of the regions Workforce locations, and interactive features. KKEY INTERAcCTIVE FEATURES FOR EmpMPLOYERSOONLINE J JOB O ORDER F FORmM: This feature will allow employers to quickly submit their open positions for posting on the states largest job bank, www.employorida.com. This feature alone can save businesses hundreds to thousands of dollars in help wanted ads each year.I I NTEGRATION WITH S SOcCIAL MEDIA: Employers can sign up for the Workforce Centers monthly e-newsletter, join Linked In, Twitter or Facebook and become part of the conversation about the local workforce, employment services, and human resources.Emp EMP LOYER S SATISFAcCTION S SURVEY: Employers can give condential feedback on the performance of our staff and programs in order to help us improve our service.T T HE W WORKFORcCE CENTER H HELpPED MY COmpMP ANY: This feedback form can help our staff identify success stories for use in future publications or videos, which is a great way to showcase your company and how the partnership with the Workforce Center has helped you.KKEY FEATURES FOR JOB SEEKERSHHOT J JOBS: The Hot Jobs section of the Workforce Centers new website will now be updated daily! These selections of jobs are ones local employers are in a rush to ll. CALENDAR OF E EVENTS: With the new calendar feature, job seekers will never miss an opportunity to sharpen their skills and enhance their job search with free employment workshops and mini-job fairs held at the Workforce Center.I I NTEGRATION WITH S SOcCIAL MEDIA: Job seekers can sign up for the Workforce Centers monthly e-newsletter, join Linked In, Twitter or Facebook to receive daily job listings and other helpful labor market information.J J OBSEEKER S SATISFAcCTION S SURVEY: Jobseekers can give condential feedback on the performance of workforce staff and programs.I I F FOUND A J JOB: This feedback form can help our staff identify success stories for use in future publications or videos, and is another great way the Workforce Center can celebrate your success with you! Gulf Coast Workforce Board launches new website Roberson elected GCSC board chair

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B6 | The Star Thursday, August 15, 2013well-fed, and additional events had the kids stacking Oatmeal Pies on a team members forehead and then consuming the entire stack to win or dangling donuts above a hungry teammate and helping them coordinate a hands-free feast. Physical activities required teammates to stand back-to-back, holding a ball between them, and then navigating the length of the basketball court to drop it in a bucket. The festivities were ended with an old fashioned game of tug-of-war. Seniors dominated the majority of the events and showed everyone that they intended to end their high school careers on the highest note possible. Classes on the rst day were only 10 minutes in length as both students and staff eased back into the routine. Other events during the day included a hypnotist and a pep rally to get the school spirit going. been undertaken, but not all beekeepers follow the guidelines. The group assumed that the issue was coming from out-of-towners who come in for a few weeks at a time, mainly during the tupelo ow. Some beekeepers bring hives in from California, Wisconsin and Michigan. They stay for six to eight months before heading to another destination. Beekeepers are supposed to register their hives with the Florida Department of Agriculture and even those with one hive are required to do so. A list of registered beekeepers is available on the agencys website and beekeepers not on the list can be reported. The beekeepers agreed that part of the problem is that the exact number of bees in the county is currently unknown. According to Jeff Pippin with the Florida Department of Agriculture, area bees are on the decline. In 1950, Gulf County had around 5.5 million bees, but 2013 estimates show the number closer to 2.5 million. Pippin is eager to bring new beekeepers to the area but wants to ensure that they follow the appropriate guidelines. People need to realize the importance of bees and the lack of them, said Pippin. Here, there are always bees, so people dont realize that there are fewer. Pippin inspects and certies hives for nine counties in Florida and said he and his team had already inspected over 24,000 hives this year. He said that bees are coming in at such a high rate that hes making attempts to double the amount of inspectors. There are 3,200 beekeepers currently registered in Florida and the number is climbing. In addition to overcrowding, local beekeepers also face extreme competition. Several farmers reported having hives poisoned, destroyed or stolen. To help combat the behavior, new agricultural laws will ne offenders $10,000 for the molestation of one beehive. In Wewahitchka, honeybees collect nectar from the blossoms of the white Ogeechee tupelo tree. These trees are distributed along the borders of rivers, swamps, and ponds in remote wetlands of Georgia and Florida. These blossoms last two to three weeks in April and May and are the primetime for bees to create the unique honey. Locally, that time frame is known as the tupelo ow. Around 1,000 drums of tupelo honey are produced each year in Gulf County with a market value of $4 million. Tupelo honey is rare and makes up half a percent of all honey produced in Florida. Tupelo honey is the best, said Carter. Were sitting on a gold mine. 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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, August 15, 2013 The Star | B7 94517S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1493 Application No. 2013-33 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06267-600R Description of Property: Lot 25, Paradise Gulf Paradise Bay, as per plat thereof recorded in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Rudolph J. Forte, Jr., Nicholas Brauning and Thomas J. Huber All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 28th day of August, 2013. Dated this 23rd day of July, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk July 25, August 1, 8, 15, 2013 94519S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1587 Application No. 2013-32 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06291-080R Description of Property: Lot 16, Surfside Estates II, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3 at Pages 46 and 47 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Michael R. McNew and Nancy Hanks-McNew All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 28th day of August, 2013. Dated this 23rd day of July, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk July 25, August 1, 8, 15, 2013 94649S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Nicole Seybold the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 798 Application No. 2013-34 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 R.E. No: 03391-012R Description of Property: TRACT A Commence at a concrete monument marking the Northeast covner of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 31, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence run South 119.50 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 89 degrees 55 minutes 55 seconds West 175.54 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING continue South 89 degrees 55 minutes 55 seconds West 174.57 feet to a concrete monument on the Easterly right-of-way boundary of Palmetto Street, thence run North 00 degrees 02 minutes 26 seconds West along said right-of-way boundary 169.84 feet to the Southerly right-of-way boundary of Forest Street, thence run South 89 Degrees 57 minutes 31 seconds East along said Southerly right-ofway boundary 174.57 feet, thence run South 00 degrees 00 minutes 26 seconds East 169.51 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 0.68 of an acre, more or less. Name in which assessed: Valerie Dodds All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 4th day of September, 2013. Dated this 30th day of July, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013 94651S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Nicole Seybold the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 799 Application No. 2013-35 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 R.E. No: 03391-013R Description of Property: TRACT B Begin at a concrete monument marking the Northeast corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 31, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence run South 119.50 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 89 degrees 55 minutes 55 seconds West 175.54 feet, thence run North 00 degrees 00 minutes 26 seconds West 169.51 feet to the Southerly right-of-way boundary of Forest Street, thence run South 89 degrees 57 minutes 31 seconds East along said right-of-way boundary 175.56 feet, thence run South 49.68 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 0.68 of an acre, more or less. Name in which assessed: Valerie Dodds All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 4th day of September, 2013. Dated this 30th day of July, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013 94677S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-434-CA CADENCE BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. JEROME C. WILLIAMS, JR. a/k/a JEROME WILLIAMS and KARI N. DYKES, AND GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 25th day of July, 2013, in Case Number 11-434-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein CADENCE BANK is Plaintiff, and JEROME C. WILLIAMS, JR. a/k/a JEROME WILLIAMS, KARI N. DYKES, and GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder at the front lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., Eastern Time on the 29th day of August, 2013, the following described real property, as set forth in the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: Lot 25, Block A, Integras Rehabilitation Phase II, according to the Plat thereof, As recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 2, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida AT THE TIME OF THE SALE, THE SUCCESSFUL HIGH BIDDER OR BIDDERS, AS THE CASE MAY BE, SHALL POST WITH THE CLERK A DEPOSIT EQUAL TO 5 PERCENT OF THE FINAL BID. THE DEPOSIT SHALL BE APPLIED TO THE SALE PRICE AT THE TIME OF PAYMENT. THE SUM REMAINING DUE AND OWING AFTER APPLICATION OF THE DEPOSIT SHALL BE PAID TO THE CLERK IN CERTIFIED FUNDS NO LATER THAN TEN (10) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF SALE. Creamers Tree ServiceLicensed & Insured. Free estimates. 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THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER, OR BIDDERS, AT THE SALE WILL BE REQUIRED TO PLACE THE REQUISITE STATE DOCUMENTARY STAMPS ON THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record, as of the date of the lis pendens, may claim the surplus. DATED this 26th day of July, 2013 REBECCA L NORRIS Clerk of the Court Gulf County, Florida By: B. A. Baxter As Deputy Clerk August 8, 15, 2013 94681S In The Circuit Court Of The Fourteenth Judicial Circuit In And For Gulf County, Florida Case No.: 13-47CA Prosperity Bank, Plaintiff, vs. Little River Camp, LLC a Florida limited liability company, Paul W. Groom, II, Matthew D. Birmingham, William J. Smiley, Ovation on Cape San Blas Homeowners Association, Inc., a Florida corporation, Seven Springs Lake Homeowners Association, Inc., a Florida corporation, and Beach to Bay, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in the above-captioned case, will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as: EXHIBIT A PARCEL1 Lot 89, Block, Ovation on Cape San Blas Phase II, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page(s) 61, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. PARCEL 2 An undivided One-Half Interest in and to the following described property: That part of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 36, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, lying East of State Road 71, Less and Except Twin Lakes Subdivision, Unit 1, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 42, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, and also Less and Except Lots 3 through 10, Block 4, of Twin Lakes Subdivision, Unit 2, an unrecorded subdivision. Also being described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 36, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, and run South 30 feet to concrete marker; thence turn right 90 degrees and run along the South boundary line of Transfer Landing Road a distance of 300 feet for the Point of Beginning; thence continue along the same line to the point of intersection of the South boundary line of said Transfer Landing Road and the East boundary of State Road No. 71; thence run Southeasterly along the East boundary line of State Road No. 71 to a point of intersection of said East boundary line of State Road 71 and the North boundary line of Land Drive; thence run Easterly following the Northerly boundary line of said Land Drive to the point of intersection with the Southwesterly boundary line of Azalea Drive; thence run Northwesterly following said Southwesterly boundary line of Azalea Drive to the point of intersection with a Westerly extension of the South boundary line of Lot 11, Twin Lakes Subdivision, Unit 2, Unrecorded; thence run East to the Southeast corner of Lot 11; thence run North along the East boundary line of Lots 11, 12 and 2, of said Twin Lakes Subdivision, Unit 2, Unrecorded, to the Point of Beginning. and Lot 11, 17, 37, 40 and 41, Block A, Seven Springs Lake, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page(s) 17, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. at two separate public sales (Parcel 1 and Parcel 2), to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the North door of the Gulf County Courthouse, in Port St. Joe Florida, at 11:00 AM Eastern Time on August 29th, 2013. Any person other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens claiming an interest in any surplus funds from the sale, must file a claim for said funds with the clerk of court within 60 days from the date of the sale. DATED this 25th day of July, 2013. Rebecca Norris CLERK OF COURT By: B.A. Baxter Deputy Clerk August 8, 15, 2013 94679S In The Circuit Court Of The Fourteenth Judicial Circuit In And For Gulf County, Florida Case No.: 12-265CA Prosperity Bank, Plaintiff, vs. Paul W. Groom, II, Jubilation Homeowners Association, Inc., and any unknown parties, including any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees and spouses, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against Paul W. Groom, II, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in the above-captioned case, I will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as: Lot 55 Jubilation Phase II, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 12, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM ET on August 29, 2013. Any person other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens claiming an interest in any surplus funds from the sale, must file a claim for said funds with the clerk of court within 60 days from the date of the sale. DATED this 26th day of July, 2013. Rebecca Norris CLERK OF COURT By: B.A. Baxter Deputy Clerk August 8, 15, 2013 94771S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 13-42-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF MABLE JEAN SHOOTS Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of MABLE JEAN SHOOTS, deceased, whose date of death was June 19, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal represen-tatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is August 8, 2013. Personal Representative: DONALD W. SHOOTS 2708 Minnesota Ave. Lynn Haven, FL 32444 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Tel: (850)-227-1159 August 8, 15, 2013 94743S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 12-57PR Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM H. LINTON, JR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of WILLIAM H. LINTON, JR., deceased, File Number: 2012-57-PR is pending in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The name(s) and address(es) of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents Estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is August 8, 2013. Personal Representative: Mike Linton c/o Mallory Law Firm, P.A. 1008 Harrison Avenue Panama City, FL 32401 Attorney for Personal Representative: MALLORY LAW FIRM, P.A. Sherri Denton Mallory FL Bar No. 0699136 1008 Harrison Avenue Panama City, FL 32401 (850) 747-8131 August 8, 15, 2013 94863S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, will on September 5, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statues, offer for sale, and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder, the following described real property situated in Gulf County, Florida: Real Property Lot 1 of ST. VINCENT POINT, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page(s) 22, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. P ersonal Property Together with all rights, easements, appurtenances, royalties, mineral rights, oil and gas rights, crops, timber, all diversion payments or third party payments made to crop producers, and all existing and future improvements, structure, fixtures, and replacements, that may now or at any time in the future, be part of the real estate described above (all referred to as Property). The term Property also includes, but is not limited to, any and all water wells, water, ditches, reservoir, reservoir sites and dams located on the real estate I and all riparian water rights associated with Property, however established. pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure upon Default entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is CENTENNIAL BANK, successor in interest to WAKULLA BANK, Plaintiff, vs. DAVID J. DRUMMOND, Defendant. and the docket number of which is 2012-CA-000260 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim with the clerk of the court within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 7475338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711 or email ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court this 2nd day of August, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF COURT GULF COUNTY, FL By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk August 15, 22, 2013 94867S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2012-CA-000097 Trustmark National Bank Plaintiff, vs. Matthew Wayne White a/k/a Matthew W. White and Sarah Anne White a/k/a Sarah A. White; Tyndall Federal Credit Union; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated July 30, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA000097 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein Trustmark National Bank, Plaintiff and Matthew Wayne White a/k/a Matthew W. White and Sarah Anne White a/k/a Sarah A. White are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Rebecca L. Norris, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DESK OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED AT 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on September 5, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT A A PORTION OF SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 11; THENCE ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 11, SOUTH 89 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 01 SECONDS EAST, 50.94 FEET; THENCE NORTH 26 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 27 SECONDS EAST 2375.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 63 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 33 SECONDS EAST, 1143.01 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING A POINT ON THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF CHARLES AVENUE; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 63 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 33 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 255.44 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH 63 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 33 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 74.48 FEET; THENCE) NORTH 27 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 58 SECONDS EAST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 365.09 FEET; THENCE NORTH 62 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 08 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 74.49 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 27 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 52 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 365.75 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 at (850) 747-5338, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, call 711. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk of Court Submitted by: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, FL 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 12-240215 FC01 TNB August 15, 22, 2013 94965S PUBLIC NOTICE Weems Memorial Hospital is seeking proposals for a Healthcare Information Services Technology Contractor, with the ultimate goal of implementation, configuration and management of the day-to-day operations in Healthcare Information Technology Services. The Service Contractor must be available 365 days a year and 24 hours a day. The request for proposal documentation can be obtained from http://www. weemsmemorial.com/p/emplo yment.aspx. Proposals must be received NLT 5:00pm EST, August 30, 2013. Proposals received after this time will not be considered. All packages must be sealed, must clearly state Weems IT Bids, and must be delivered to Michael Moron, 33 Market St. Ste. 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320. Please contact Ray Brownsworth for questions about proposal submission details: (850)653-8853 or rbrownsworth@weemsme morial.com. Heather Guidry Administrative Assistant George E. Weems Memorial Hospital 135 Avenue G Apalachicola, Fl 32320 850.653.8853 ext. 101 August 15, 22, 2013 Missing DogSmall black dog missing since Monday night. His name is Toby. Very friendly. Majority black shih-tzu with a white belly and paws. About 12lbs. Please call 404-379-8284, 850-227-7828 or email sfellers@ bellsouth.net. We miss and love him so much! Thank you!!Text FL59327 to 56654 Internal Revenue Service Public Auction Under the authority in Internal Revenue Code section 6331, the property described below has been seized for nonpayment of internal revenue taxes due from Terry R. & Marilyn B. Vincent. The property will be sold at public auction as provided by Internal Revenue Code section 6335 and related regulations. Date of Sale: September 5th,2013 Time of Sale: 10:00 A.M. Registration 09:30 A.M. Location of Sale: Calhoun County 20859 East Central Avenue, Blountstown, FL 32424 Only the right, title, and interest of Terry R. & Marilyn B. Vincent in and to the property will be offered for sale. If requested, the Internal Revenue Service will furnish information about possible encumbrances, which may be useful in determining the value of the interest being sold. Description of Property: The real property has a street address of 20565 NE Lee Farm Rd., Blountstown, FL, 32424. It contains a minimum of 20 acres of land with a single family residence on it. Parcel ID # 08-1N-08-0000-0009-0100 Payment Terms: 20 % payment of the successful bid within one hour of the conclusion of the sale and the remaining funds are due no later than September 27th, 2013 by 03:00 P.M. All payments must be by cash, certified check, cashiers or treasurers check or by a United States postal, bank, express, or telegraph money order. Make check or money order payable to the United States Treasury. For more information, please contact Sharon W. Sullivan Internal Revenue Service 7850 SW 6th CT MS 5780 Plantation, FL 33324 Tel (954)740-2421 or e-mail Sharon.W.Sullivan@irs.gov or visit our website www.irsauctions.gov Cues Quality Used Furniture and Dollar Store Introducing a new line of mattresses-made in USA by Symbol Mattress Company, King set $499 (10 yr warranty), Queen Set $289 (5 yr warranty), Full set $259 (5 yr warranty) and Twin set $189 (5 yr warranty) 1425 Hwy 71 S. Wewa. 850-639-2343 Text FL59722 to 56654 Cust Supp/Client CareBarberThe Navy Exchange in Panama City seeks a dependable barber to perform a variety of barbering services for military and civilian personnel. Must be a graduate from an accredited school of barbering or cosmetology and posess a valid FL state license. Commission opportunity and eligible for excellent benefits. Including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, 401K and pension. Online application at: www.navy-nex.com For more information, call 850-235-3309. Web ID#: 34260817 Install/Maint/RepairDISPATCHERS AND BILLING CLERKNational cleaning and outsourcing company needs experienced staff for above positions for a large, luxury property in the Santa Rosa Beach area. Dispatchers -$10 $12 per hour, shifts from 8am to 10pm, weekends required. Billing clerk needed to process invoices to customers daily and other related duties. Voluntary benefits available after 90 days. 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Only qualified applicants will be considered. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DRUG AND SMOKE FREE WORKPLACE. Web ID#: 34218621 Text FL18621 to 56654 For Rent Duplex2 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath, Large Kitchen & Family Room, Swimming Pool, Game Room, T.V., Laundry Room. Fully Furnished, includes Elec Power & Water, garbage pickup. $1,100 month. + $300 dep. Location: C30 1 mi East pass Raw Bar on left. 770-639-6203 or 850-227-3361. Mexico Bch: 2BD & 2.5BA, furn townhome, beachside, CH&A, DW, W/D, fans throughout, reserved parking. $975/mo + first/last. Call Brenda 850-227-5380 or Gil 201-895-4255Text FL61361 to 56654 Year Round Rental 3bd/2ba, 4 blocks from beach, huge fenced in yard w/garage. 1st/last/Sec. Pet friendly. References required. 850-348-7774 Harley Davidson Softail Nightrain (FXSTB), 2001, Looks great, runs great! Many upgrades. Asking $8000 850-319-8634Text FL61705 to 56654 If you r e r eady to mo v e and o v erflowing with stuff Classified c an help you store it or sell it! 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