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i '-. WSPAPER FOR OVER 68 YEARS
68th Year, Number 36 Port St. Joe, FL 3 Sections 44 Pages


USPS 518-880


Turtle Patrol 1B


JUNE 29, 2006



Real Estate Market Takes a Breath


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
"Riding high in April, shot down in May."
Frank Sinatra may have crooned the phrase
back in 1966 to describe the ups and downs
of the swinger life, but his words provide an
apt description for the present state of Gulf
County's real estate market.
In the past five years, real estate sales
resulted in an explosive increase in property
values, with the county reaching the $1 billion
mark in 2002.
In 2005, the county's taxable property val-
ues increased 54.7 percent.
Last June, Gulf County Property Appraiser
Kesley Colbert characterized the real estate
market as "skyrocketing," and wondered when
the trend would end.
This year, he seems to have found an
answer.
As he prepared his preliminary tax rolls
for submission to the Florida Department of
Revenue, Colbert estimated an 8.8 percent
increase in taxable property values this year,
the first single-digit increase in six years.
"Nobody could sustain that pace that we
were going," said Colbert. "There had to be a
leveling off a little bit."
In dollars, this year's increase is
$235,022,245, with 2006 taxable property val-
ues totaling $2,903,479,607.
Last year's figure was approximately $2.6
billion.




Area July 4th




Celebrations

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Independence Day celebrations in Gulf
County and eastern Bay County will be as
diverse as the communities themselves, with
lighted boat parades, sand sculpture contests
and greased pole climbing competitions sure to
delight both residents and visitors alike.
Port St. Joe
Port St. Joe's Independence on the Coast
Celebration held in Frank Pate Park. begins_
Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. (ET) with the invasion of
the Pirates of Saint Joseph Bay. who will spend
the day entertaining the crowd anid conducting.
a children's treasure hunt.
The public boat ramp at the park will be
closed from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. for the pirate
invasion.
For kids who want to get in on the act,
The Star will be sponsoring a Kids Pirate
Costume Contest, from 3-4 p.m.. with prizes
and trophies awarded in the following age
divisions: toddlers, 4-7 years, 8-10 years and
11 years and over.
A 6 p.m. feast will bring pirates and kids
together to sample popular pirate fare such as
chicken strips and cake. Tickets are $5.
Festival goers can sip free lemonade, munch
on hot dogs or sample Mr. B's Barbecue, and all
Chamber members are encouraged to set up
booths in the park, at no charge.
Charles Adkins will perform from 6-9 p.m.
in the park, with a lighted boat parade making
a procession from the Port St. Joe Marina.to
the c it pier as Adkins wraps up his set.
The boat parade, organized by the newly-
formed Port St. Joe Yacht Club, is a first for the
Independence on the Coast celebration.
The Chamber will award first, second and
third -prizes for lighting displays in both the'
sailing and power boat competitions, with first
place winners receiving $125; second, $75 and
third, $50.
This year's fireworks display promises to
be bigger and better than the previous year,
with the Chamber chipping in an additional
$4500 in proceeds from A Taste of the Coast
fundraiser.
The sky will be illuminated at 9:30 p.m.
For more information, contact the Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce, 227-1223, or
the Gulf County Tourist Development Council,
229-7800.
(See FOURTH on Page 11A)


According to Colbert, the increase mainly
reflects subdivision development and new con-
struction on both ends of the county.
Property is appraised based on like prop-
erty sales over the previous year, and according


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to Colbert, property was simply not selling in
the last half of 2005.
Colbert attributes the market's downward
turn to high interest rates and well-publicized
hurricanes that gave potential buyers pause.


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Change


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This year, Gulf County taxable property values increased by 8.8 percent, the first single-digit
increase in six years.
Graph courtesy of Jonathan Davidson/The Star


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Not as good as last year. but less pitiful
than the year before.
The word on this year's scallop season
cornes from Florida Marine Research
Institute's Dr. Bill Arnold. who noted that.
while not exceptional, the 2006 season will
prove "as good as most."
Scallop season in St. Joseph Bay lasts
from July I to Sept. 10.
To gauge this \ear's scallop bounty.
researchers ran 20 transect lines in the
bay. each measuring 30) meters long Divers
counted the scallops found on one meter on
each side of the transect lines.
The underwater census, conducted over
12.000 square meters. revealed an average of
36 scallops per transect line, down from 60
last year.
Though tits year's bounty is nearly half
that of 2005. it greatly surpasses the 2004
season, when a rainy fall interrupted the
scallop's spawning period and a scant two
scallops were fowuid per transect line.
"I'm actually pleased with Ithis year'sI
numbers," said Arnold. notig that St. Joseph
Bay currently has a greater scallop population
than most places along Florida's Gulf coast.
In Steinhatchee. one of the state's prunary
harvestmg areas. scallops average only 22 per
transect line, the result of what Arnold defines
as a "natural variaton" in seasonal averages.


Scallopers taking to the bay this season
must abide by the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission harvest
regulations.
According to an FWC
spokesperson. an updated
list of regulations will be
available on the FWC's -,
website (ww\w.myfwc.
com) on July 1.
C u r r e n t
regulations are as
follows:
Gulf of lMexico
state waters open to
scallop harvest extend
from the Pasco-Hernando
County line to the west bank
of the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay
County.
SIt is illegal to possess bay scallops on
water outside open harvest areas.
Scallops may not be harvested for
commercial purposes and recreational
harvesters are limited to two gallons of
unshucked scallops or one pint of shucked
meat per day.
Scallopers can possess no more than 10
gallons of unshucked scallops, or '2 gallon of
shucked meat, aboard a vessel at any time.
Bay scallops may be harvested only by
hand or with a landing or dip net.
Those who prefer to snorkel for scallops


"That combination of factors I think made
the people who were buying and buying and
buying take a second look," he said.
Colbert noted that the phenomenon is not
limited to Gulf County.
In informal conversations with fellow prop-
erty appraisers in Walton and Franklin coun-
ties, Colbert heard the same phrase repeated
- "Nobody's buying anything."
With a small number of high-dollar sales in
the first half of 2005 and few sales in the final
half, Colbert faced a challenge in determining
the 2006 assessments.
"We're supposed to base them on sales, but
we haven't had any sales," said Colbert, whose
figures reflect the market's inactivity in the lat-
ter months of 2005.
"The market just had to take a breath, and
I thought it only fair to step back and take a
breath with it," he said.
Colbert is content with the market taking
a breather, and will not weigh in on whether or
not the real estate bubble has, indeed, burst.
He describes himself as a "historian" who
monitors market trends and adjusts property
assessments accordingly.
He likens the current Gulf County real
estate market to that of the 1980s, when there
was "very little movement," and only small
increases in property values.
After years of watching property- values

(See PROPERTY VALUE on Page 12A)


must display a dive flag onboard their vessel,
and must stay close to their boat.
:A recreational saltwater
fishing license is required by
the State of Florida.
According to Arnold.
bay scallops i-ll be on
the small side until
late July and the
beginning of August.
SHe prefers that
Sscallopers wait unul
Scallops are at least
m50 millimeters or
two inches in diameter
before taking them. but
notes that scallopers do
not always exercise restraint.
"There \will be a big crowd on
the 4" of July, and if the scallops are there.
they will be taken." he said.
Arnold noted that scallops exist in higher
concentrations on the south end of the bay,
but declined to be any more location-specific.
"The thrill is in the hunt and the challenge
in scalloping is finding the scallops," he said.
He hopes that some of the smaller scallops
will remain hidden from view until they have
a chance to mature, and he's keeping the
knowledge of their whereabouts to himself.
"'There should be some mystery' involved
in all of this., i only for the sake of the little
scallops." he said.


The StarEa rns Six Florida Press Awards


The Star shone brightly at the Florida
Press Association's annual convention
last Friday in St. Petersburg, with news
editor Tim Croft and staff writer Despina
Williams taking home six awards for
outstanding journalism.
Williams earned two first place
trophies in the Best Obituary by 'a
Newspaper and Sports Feature Story'
categories.
The award winning stories profiled
the life of Army pilot Richard "Dick"
Seefeldt and the fiftieth anniversary of
Shark Field.
Williams'also earned second place
in the Feature Story and Community


History categories, for her coverage of
a day in the life of Wewauhtchka beauty
salon owner Eddie Belle White and
the Christmas reminiscences of local
historians Billy Howell, Dave Maddox,
George Core and Tom Parker.
Croft earned third place in the
Business Writing category for his profile
of the Wewahitchka family business,
Taunton Truss, and honorable mention
.inthe Sports Game Day category, for his
coverage of a Shark victory over Maclay.
Williams and Croft competed against
other journalists from Florida weekly
newspapers with circulations less than
7,000.


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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The light was provided
by a gorgeous setting sun,
and members of the Florida
State University Film school
provided the cameras and
action.
Mexico' Beach served as
the backdrop for the finale of a
film being shot by two students
from FSU, who teamed for the
script and directing chores for
a 14-minute feature which will
serve as their final thesis.
The film, as described
by producer Blake Taylor, an
instructor the FSU Film School
is a "modern western," taking


thematic elements of the tried
and true genre which has over
the decades made stars of the
likes of John Wayne and Clint
Eastwood, but placing the
action in the present day.
The scenes shot last week
in Mexico Beach served as
the finale of an old-fashioned
revenge tale, with a man
seeking revenge on the man
who killed his father.
Mexico Beach provided the
beach for the final shootout
between hero and villain.
"It's one the few places
close to Tallahassee where we
can get a sunset facing west,"
Taylor said in explaining the


choice of locations for the
shoot. "It's also one of the
most beautiful beaches we've
found.
"This is sort of a High
Noon on the coast."
The film, the creation of
FSU seniors Alex Durham and
Doug Interrante, is populated
by five main characters and
several extras, all either
members of the film school or
students and friends at FSU.
The Film School worked
closely with Bay County's
liaison for movie production,
Julie Gordon.

(See WESTERN on Page 8A)


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County Commissioners Decide


Multiple Plans in Special Meeting


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
In a special meeting
on June 22, the Gulf
County Board of County
Commissioners voted on
six items affecting the
county.
Commissioners voted
to agree, in concept only,
to a proposed development
by Ralph Rish on the Gulf
County Canal.
Rish acknowledged
to the board that he
was coming to them
prematurely to ask for
any consideration on his
project, but Rish wanted to
know if the commissioners
would give him an idea if
the proposed project would
be allowed before he sank
"hundreds of thousands of
dollars into it [the project]
without a good idea of the
board's feelings."
County attorney Tim
McFarland cautioned both
the commissioners and
Rish that this early in the
project the commissioners
could only offer "some type
of conceptual approval"
and nothing more
The project that
Rish proposed involved
approximately 35 acres on
the Gulf County Canal,
which links St. Joseph
Bay to the Intracoastal
Waterw\ay.
The project plans call
for, at initial planning,
approximately 150 low-
rise condominiums. 50
single family homes, a 75-
slip marina with storage
for 125-150 boats, and a
150-seat restaurant.
Rish told the board that
in the next 30-60 days he
\was going to expend "lots
of money [on the project]
that can't be recouped."
and before he spent it he
wanted "to take the pulse


of the board."
All five commissioners
stated that they had not
seen the plans for the
project or knew anything
about it and needed time
to review the proposal
before making any
judgments. They also had
numerous questions for
Rish concerning public
access, a public boat
ramp, parking, and their
major question, whether
or not Rish was planning
to, ask the city of Port St.
Joe to annex the property
or keep it in the county.
Rish replied, "I don't
care whether it's in the city
or county. I told the city I
don't want to make any
concessions to be annexed
in to the city."
Traylor said "I don't
even want to go toward
annexation. I don't even
want to hear or breathe
annexation right now."
Rish said he had a July
6 deadline to make his
monetary commitments
toward the project, and
reiterated that he was not
asking for annexation by
the city.
Commissioner Bill
Williams told Rish that "we
don't want to see another
issue for us and the city to
scrap over. we both have
enough on our plates.
In other business
decided in the meeting:
Commissioners voted
to consider adding the cost
of a trash compactor to the
upcoming budget for fiscal
\ear 2006-07. in order to
purchase a compactor for
the count- landfill.
With land prices at
a premium, purchasing
additional land for another
fill site is prohibitively
ex:pensive, so a compactor
to use on the current site


is being considered as an
alternative.
Commissioners voted
to go ahead, along with
the city of Port St. Joe,
with the issuing of an $8.9
million road bond, over
25 years, to cover paving
projects throughout the
county.
Commissioner Billy
Traylor and County
Administrator Don Butler
met with the Northwest
Florida Water Management
District to seek permits for
work at Dead Lakes Park
in Wewahitchka.
The permits are needed
to pump water from Dead
Lakes into some ponds
around the park's main
entrance area that are
being repaired.
Commissioners
voted to join with
Florida Department of
Transportation in utilizing
a C.I.G.P. grant to work on
County Road 387.
Commissioners
voted to support a letter
requested by Gulf Coast
Community College in the
college's application for
grant dollars.


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Roberts Court fails to clarify wetlands regs


The question of what is and isn't a
"navigable water" of the United States
wasn't settled by the U.S. Supreme
Court on Monday. What a court major-
ity did decide, however, in a pair of
cases with significant implications for
the regulatory reach of federal agencies
(Rapanos v. United States and Carabell
v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), is that
they aren't whatever the Environmental
Protection Agency or Army Corps of
Engineers say they are.
Not- everything that gets wet is a
wetland, the court ruled, and not every
wetland is an extension of the navi-
gable waters of the U.S., for purposes of
enforcing the Clean Water Act of 1972.
This amounts to a slap on the hand to
two federal agencies that have used an
incredibly elastic and expansive defini-
tion of "wetland" and "navigable water"
to claim jurisdiction over every damp
corer of the country, public or pri-
vate, including county ditches, flooded
quarries, man-made cranberry bogs and,
arroyos that may stay dry for much of
the year. Worse yet, the definition var-
ies from federal district to federal dis-
trict, creating regulatory uncertainties
for property owners and landing many,
inadvertently, on the wrong side of the
law.
The cases involved two Michigan
property owners who were charged with
violations of the Clean Water Act when
they filled in ditches on their proper-
ties, which were miles from the nearest
significant body of water. They chal-
lenged the action, claiming the feds were
exceeding their authority. A court major-
ity argued that the feds did, indeed,
exceed their authority and that the
agency's expansive definition of navi-


gable waters threatened to breach the
outer limits of federal Commerce Clause
powers and encroach on land use deci-
sions that have traditionally been left to
state and local governments. "The court
is clearly troubled by the federal govern-
ment's view that it can regulate every
pond, puddle and ditch in our country,"
said an attorney for the Pacific Legal
Foundation, which represented one of
the property owners.
While it's good to see the court rein
in rogue federal agencies, the fractured
nature of the ruling failed to adequately
clear the waters in several ways. The
court, though it rejected the federal
government's, open-ended definition of
navigable waters, failed to clarify exactly
what they are. An earlier Supreme Court
ruling attempted to do so, but instead of
conforming to that standard, the Army
Corps "chose to adhere to its essen-
tially boundless view of the scope of its
power," according to Justice Antonin
Scalia, writing for the majority. "The
upshot today is another defeat for the
agency."
Plus, an attempt by Justice Anthony
Kennedy (who The Washington Post
describes as a "moderate conservative,"
which means he's a liberal) to straddle
the issue leaves the door open to more
wetlands-related litigation, not less.
Areas that have a "significant nexus"
to navigable waters can be regulated,
Kennedy declared in a concurring opin-
ion which brought a rebuke from
Scalia, who chided Kennedy for "devis-
ing a new statute all on his own." While
this is a victory for those property own-
ers who claimed the agency exceeded its
regulatory authority, it can't be called a,
decisive victory, as a result of Kennedy's


attempt to find a middle ground -
cementing his role as the court's new
Sandra Day O'Connor.
The court's liberals worried that a
narrower interpretation of the law would
prevent regulatory agencies from track-
ing pollutants to their source and limit
the effectiveness of a 34-year-old envi-
ronmental law. The minority accused the
majority of harboring an "antagonism
to environmentalism" an accusation
routinely trotted out against anyone who
dares challenge the regulatory reach of
the federal government.
The majority also failed to "give prop-
er deference" to the regulatory agencies
that enforce the law, according to the
dissenters. But we would argue that
too much deference has been given to
the agencies in question, granting them
the power to regulate expansively and
arbitrarily, leaving almost any property
owner living in a state of uncertainty and
anxiety.
We wish we could say the first major
environmental ruling of the Roberts court
was a clear-cut win for property rights
and limited government. But even the'
riew chief justice knew otherwise. "It is
unfortunate that no opinion commands
a majority of the Court on precisely how
to read Congress' limits on the teach
of the Clean Water Act," wrote Chief
Justice John Roberts in an' attached
comment. "Lower courts and regulated
entities will now have to feel their way
on a case-by-case basis." But half a loaf
is better than no loaf at all.


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It was hot. I mean it was dogs won't come
out from under the porch-side walk cook-
ing-corn frying in the field-flies not stir-
ring-your Strawberry Popsicle running down
on your fingers before you. can eat it-l10
-degrees in the shade-hotl
I took the mask off my face and wiped the
sweat for the umpteenth time. And hunkered
down behind home plate and squinted out at
Deake Bradley. Deake had a decent fastball
and a pretty fair curve. I put down one finger
and eased to the outer half of the plate. Chick
King, our manager, had told us about this
hitter, "Keep it away from him. Don't give him
anything he can pull."
Deake fired it in about two inches out
side-the tall skinny guy flicked his bat out
and hit a rocket off the right center field wall
for an easy stand up double. Two runs scored
and we were behind again.
It seemed the temperature jumped five
more degrees!
Chick was screaming about my pitch
selection, dust still swirling from the pass-
ing runners filled my eyes, ears and nostrils,
Deake was taking his everlasting time getting
,ready to face the next hitter and my mind
drifted to the town square back home. They
would ,be lining up for the parade about
now .....
Daddy didn't just celebrate the Fourth of
July, he experienced itl We'd take the whole
day off from work. He'd put on a white shirt
and proudly lead his family'into town for the
food, speeches, sack races and parade. It was
a very big deal with him. As a matter of fact,
I thought for a minute there he was going
to say "no way" when I told him about this
game.
SThe next batter .hit a weak grounder to
Bobby Winchester at short and we were out of
the inning. I sprinted toward the water cooler
and the shade of the dugout. As Tommy
Womack hit a deep fly to center my atten-
tion was captured by the visible heat waves
simmering off the roof of the Texaco station
beyond the left field bleachers.
Hopkinsville. Kentucky, on July 4, 1964,
was about two degrees away from melting.
And we were only in the third inning of THE
FIRST GAMEI Chick felt if we were going to
drive all the way up into Kentucky. we might
as well play a doubleheader


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WITH KES

Kesley Colbert
Contributing Writer


The first pitch Deake threw in the bottom
half of the next inning was fouled off the tip
of the ring finger on my right hand. Son of a
gunl While our assistant manager spit a little
chewing tobacco on it to stop the bleeding
I drifted back to the town square. If I could
stick my hand down in that washtub with the
iced downwatermelons the stinging would go
away. Shoot, I'd like to stick my whole head
in that tub.....
Dad loved the barbeque. And the cold
slaw. And the ice cream. And he'd point to all
the flags with such pride. He LISTENED to
the speeches!
I enjoyed the. candy and the music and
all the other kids....for the first ten years or
so! But I was seventeen now and a couple
of years back I realized the sameness of the
"tradition". I was too old for the sack races.
Bobbing for apples messed up my hair. Our
little band had about worn out "Stars And
Stripes Forever"., And I was tired of those
"Valley Forge, San Juan Hill, Argonne Forrest,
Omaha Beach" speeches.-
The skinny'hitter was back up. Chick had
yelled about the last pitch. We had "let him
extend his arms". I called for a two seamer,
up and in. He pulled his hands in slightly,
effortless 'and one hopped the ball off the.
high test pump in front of the Texaco station
beyond the left field fence. That blow put the
first game out of reach.
Our Fourth of July parade was the high
school band and six wagons. The World War
II veteran who gave the speech usually rode
in the first wagon. Dad would stand at atten-
tion as the flag passed by. And he had his
hat placed carefully over his heart. One year
I swear I saw a tear form up in the corner of
his eye.
In the third inning of the second game


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Andre the Giant's little brother ran over me
at home. I was trying to block the plate and
catch the relay throw and put the tag on him
all at the same time. He knocked me into the
second row of the bleachers. I was trying to
lick a little girl's snow cone when the umpire
pulled me back unto the field.
SIt was the first time in my life I hadn't
filled my belly under the shade of those big
old trees in the park.... with my family sit-
ting cross legged on the ground beside me.
I had missed the watermelon eating contest.
I hadn't spit one seed at Becky Broome. I
hadn't counted the window panes on J. A.
Abernathy's Hardware .in hopes of hurrying
up the speaker. And I wasn't lined up ram-
rod straight beside Daddy as the flag paraded
by.
No, I'm hunkered down here behind home
plate with a split finger, a busted lip and two
broken ribs, I have passedouit twice from the
heat, I see nothing but these blame white
spots.....and we've got six more innings to
play!
Sometimes you don't appreciate things
until you get stuck up in Hopkinsville.
I was still trying to sneak a curve ball
by the skinny guy but my mind was rolling
over this'Independence- Day in a way that
it never had before. Maybe my Father saw
it a little differently because he had grown
up hard during a great depression, slugged
through the jungles of the South Pacific dur-
ing a World War and still managed to make:
an exceptionally good life for his wife and
three sons......
:He didn't take our independence for
granted! He listened to the speech because he
had been there He had fought for itl He knew
people who had died for itl
I called for a fastball, low and away,
shook the sweat out of my eyes and eased
my mitt toward the outside corner.....I hope
things haven't come too easy for me.....

Respectfully,

Kes


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Iraqi War Blues
Continue To Torment
Commentary by TIBOR R. MACHAN
Freedom News Service
It is blues because it's such a torment
- to most Americans, to those who have
died, and to a lot of families who have lost
members in this war, and to the support-
ers because they can't advance a convincing
reason to stay the course.
President George W. Bush may have
wanted to hit Iraq even before 9/11, and his
reason may well have been that he thought
Saddam Hussein did hide. some weapons of
mass destruction. I have no idea whether
Bush was honest, but even if he was, it's no
excuse because believing that WMDs were
hidden in Iraq doesn't appear to have been
justified. Believing something that's unjus-
tified to believe doesn't count as a reason
for acting on the belief. Say you irrationally
believe your spouse is cheating on you and
so you decided to mete out punishment. It's
no excuse to say, "But I believed you were
cheating on me" eren if you did but in fact
had no reason to.
Did Bush have good reasons, compel-
ling ones, to think Iraq had WMDs? There
seems to be no support for this view any-
where now. So then attacking Iraq, while not
anything most reasonable people could be
too upset about so far as Saddam Hussein
is concerned, doesn't appear to have been
justified.
How does this bear on the current
debate as to whether the war in Iraq is "a:
war of choice"? Yes, this seems to be a big
deal now was the war necessary or did.
Bush decide to wage it as a matter of prefer-
ence, something he didn't need to do?
Some'- for example Republican pun-
dit Mor-ton Kondracke of weekend TV news
program "The Beltway Boys" -- think since
Bush believed there were WMDs in Iraq,
the war was not one of choice but of neces-
sity. But this is the kind of justification I
sketched above for punishing one's spouse "
because one honestly but irrationally thih'k,
one has. been betrayed. Even if Bush hon-
estly thought Iraq had WMDs. if that belief
was ill founded, as it evidently was, the war
could be considered a war of choice. There
was no objective necessity for it.
Mind you, most of Bush's critics from
among the liberal Democrats have no good
case against him either. They haven't ever-
objected to preemptive public policies' that
intrude on innocent people, let alone those
under serious-if-mistaken 'suspicion. Just
consider as a perfect current example how
eagerly former VP Al Gore is urging his vari-
ous precautionary measures ones that
would intrude on millions of us without any
regard for civil liberties and due process -
because he feels there are big nsks we face
from environmental hazards (global warm-
ing, climate change). Gore and his support-
ers who complain about Bush's preemptive
war policies because they were preempti\ve
are hypocrites. :
Only those who consistently uphold
what we might dub the George Washington
doctrine about getting America militarily
entangled have a case against Bush & Co.
These folks believe that free countries may
only go to war when there.is a justified and
dependable belief that the country is under
attack or about to be attacked. The empha-
sis here is on justified and dependable.
Forcibly intervening in other .people's lives
is only justifiable when these other people
are mounting or about.to mount an attack.
A war is just, in other words, only when it
is defensive.
George W. Bush's war against-Iraq was
never defensive, not because he may not
have believed the country needs defend-
*ing from WMDs but because his and his.
administration's beliefs about Iraq's WMDs
were unjustified, ill founded. Nothing in the
meantime, since the war commenced, has
changed this fact. Not that there was noth-
ing at all murky about Saddam Hussein and
WMDs. Yes there was, what with all that
hide and seek involving the United Nations'
team of inspectors. But war is too big a
deal, military. and indeed any other kind
of aggression is too big a deal, to start in a
murky situation.
Bush, of course, is no consistent fol-
lower of the George Washington doctrine.
Nor are most of his liberal Democratic crit-
ics. So their quarrel about the war in Iraq
is mostly incoherent. The only part that has'
some bona fide relevance concerns the issue
of how long to keep American troops in Iraq
now that the American military is there.
Tibor Machan holds the R.C. Hoiles
Professorship in business ethics and free
enterprise at Chapman University in Orange,
Calif, and is co-author of "Libertarianism,
For and Against" (Rowman & Littlefield). He
advises Freedom Communications, parent
company of this newspaper. E-mail him at
TMachan@link.freedom.com


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The Boyd Report:


Where's the Accountability?


By Congressman Allen Boyd
Imagine a business that
could not tell its shareholders
what happened to billions of
dollars. This business would
be held liable for financial
negligence and most likely be
forced to close its doors. Our
federal government, the biggest
business in the country, could
not account for $25 billion
in 2004; however, no one has
been held accountable and few
seem to care.
Similarly, 19 of 24 fed-
eral agencies were unable to
produce a full audit of their
spending in 2005. How can
the federal agencies work effec-
tively when agencies cannot
account for taxpayer dollars?
The answer is that it cannot.


This ineffectiveness is seen in
record-high budget deficits the
past four years and the highest
federal debt in the history of
our country.
The problems and the neg-
ligence do not end here. In
the last six years, Congress
has abdicated completely its
oversight role. For example,
the Government Accountability
Office (GAO) and the Veterans
Affairs' (VA) Inspector General
have issued multiple reports
since 2000 about VA cyber-
security problems and the need
to upgrade VA information tech-
nology security. Also, in four of
the past five years, the VA has
received a failing grade on an
annual cyber-security review by
the House Government Reform


Committee. However, Congress
has ignored these disturbing
reports and failed to call on the
VA to improve its data secu-
rity measures. Had Congress
paid attention to any of these
findings, the recent VA secu-
rity breach may have been pre-
vented. and the personal data
of 26.5 million veterans would
not be at risk. This disregard
of vital information reflects the
way Congress has abandoned
its oversight role during the
current era of one-party rule in
Washington.
Congress must return
accountability to our govern-
ment and renew its duty to
serve as a check-and-balance
for overspending, waste, fraud,
and financial abuse within the


executive branch. I am cospon-
soring two pieces of legisla-
tion that will restore financial
responsibility in federal agen-
cies and keep a better eye on
taxpayer dollars.
The first piece of leg-
islation, introduced by
Congressman John Tanner
(D-Tennessee), would provide
more congressional oversight
by holding hearings within
60 days of Inspector General
reports that indicate financial
mismanagement of more than
$1 million. This legislation also
would call for hearings when
the GAO raises a red flag over
a federal agency's accounting
practices. Currently, findings
by the Inspector General and
the GAO often are ignored, but


his legislation would not allow
Congress to shirk its impor-
tant oversight responsibility.
I have also cosponsored the
Accountability in Government
Act to hold federal agency
heads accountable when they
cannot produce a clean audit.
This legislation would require
the Senate to hold reconfirma-
tion hearings on any Cabinet-
level official whose agency can-
not fully account for its spend-
ing within a two-year period.
Our own personal businesses
cannot get away with careless
accounting practices, and it is
time for our federal agencies
to be held to the same stan-
dards.
It is no wonder Americans
have shown an increasing dis-


trust of their federal govern-
ment-its leaders are unable
to account for their tax dollars,
and these leaders are not pun-
ished. To restore and uphold
the people's trust, I believe
we need strong enforcement
measures to make Congress
and the federal government
more accountable for taxpayer
dollars. The American people.
should not be footing the bills
for our federal government's
fiscal management. I hope the
American people will demand
'more from their government
and join me in saying that
enough is enough.


A Raw Report From The Ground I Inraq


An s

Was it only two weeks ago
that the United States killed
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the
leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, the
Iraqi government finally got
all its ministers in place, and
-things seemed to be looking
up? It is hardly a surprise
that al-Qaida or other insur-
gents would unleash a wave
of violence in reprisal for the
Zarqawi killing, but things
seem particularly grim in Iraq
just now.
The recovery of the bod-
ies of two American soldiers,
apparently tortured and muti-


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lated beyond recognition, high-
lights the cruelty and brutality
of the enemies of U.S. occupa-
tion and the newly formed Iraqi
government.
Wednesday, one of Saddam
Hussein's defense lawyers was
murdered, a car bomb killed at
least three people and wound-
ed eight in Sadr City, 85 Iraqi
workers were abducted as they
deft work at an industrial plant
near Baghdad, and militants
vowed to kill four Russians
they abducted June 3.
A sad background to
all this is a cable from the


U.S. Embassy in Baghdad to
Washington, sent about the
same time President Bush made
his surprise visit to Baghdad,
and reprinted Sunday in the
Washington Post. It told of poor
living conditions and increasing
tension among Iraqi employees
of the Embassy. Women are
harassed about the way they
dress. Most employees get only
an hour of electric power at
home for six hours without. Of
nine employees only four had
even told their families they
worked at the U.S. Embassy for
fear of their lives. The Embassy


Letters



to the Editor


Dear Editor,
My husband and I live full time on the Cape in a small townhouse and were unaware six years
ago, when we bought our home, that the Cape had erosion problems. We've been very afraid that
if a storm hit us directly, we would be left homeless and in the same position that a lot of Katrina
victims found themselves last summer. The erosion problems were not being addressed until
the beach restoration project discussions started up last fall. Our home was built 20+ years ago
and if something isn't done to reverse the erosion problem, we may not even be able to rebuild if
our condo is lost to a storm because there would not be enough land left to rebuild on. We are
just "simple folks" and our home here on the Cape is our primary and only residence. We feel
the beach restoration will give us the security of having a home to live in through our old age and
someday leave to our son and grandchildren.
We are very impressed with all the information and research that has been done to ensure
that widening the beach will be beneficial to everyone, including people concerned about turtles
and other animals, as well as fishermen and shrimpers. We are confident the engineer and the
State will work together with the county to be sure the beach is built back through a plan that will
work and make it even better than it was before the erosion problems got so bad. In our opinion,
the cost of this project was'reasonable even without the additional $3 million that was awarded
in the governor's budget. Now that we have that extra amount of funding to lower our costs even
more, we hope all our neighbors on the Cape will agree this project makes sense and will cast a
"yes" vote to support restoring the beach and protecting our homes, the Cape and our very way
of life here.
Sincerely,
Andrea and Les Heard

Dear Floridian,
I am pleased to report that Congress has authorized $5.2 billion for disaster relief to Florida
and other states hit by hurricanes lastyear. The funding is included in the just-passed Iraq war
funding supplemental bill.
These federal funds are especially important to communities in the Panhandle that were hit
hard by Hurricane Dennis. Although previous Federal disaster relief excluded damage caused by
this storm, this new funding will help all communities damaged by storms last year, including
Dennis, Rita, Katrina; and Wilma.
The relief will come in the form of disaster Community Development Block Grants (CDBGs),
with the Department of Housing and Urban Development allocating the funds among eligible
states. CDBG funds are often used for long-term recovery efforts, housing and business assis-
tance, infrastructure reconstruction, mitigation efforts, and public services.
The following counties are eligible for the funds: Bay, Brevard, Broward, Calhoun, Charlotte,
Collier, DeSoto, Dixie, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Glades, Gulf, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands,
Holmes, Indian River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe,
Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Osceola, Palm Beach, Polk, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, St. Lucie, Taylor,
Wakulla, Walton, and Washington.
Sincerely,
Bill Nelson
U.S. Senator

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now shreds documents that
show the surnames of Iraqi
staff members.
Ethnic tensions, according
to the cable, are increasing, to
the point that "[a]n Arab news-
paper, editor told us he is pre-
paring an extensive survey of
ethnic cleansing, which he said
is taking place in almost every
Iraqi province, as political
parties and their militias are
seemingly engaged in tit-for-tat
reprisals all over Iraq." Iraqi
employees report that inform-
ers are commonplace "as Iraqi
security forces fail to gain pub-
lic confidence." Furthermore,
"The central government; our
staff says, is not relevant; even
local mukhtars have been dis-
placed or co-opted by militias.
People no longer trust most
neighbors."
That's a raw view from


A



Tragic



Outrage



As of this writing we
don't know yet in what par-
ticular "barbaric way," as the
Associated Press quoted an
Iraqi defense ministry offi-
cial, Pfc. Kristian Menchaca of
Houston and Pfc. Thomas L.
Tucker of Madras, Ore., were
killed. It seems likely they were
subjected to torture before
being killed by the terrorists,
perhaps led by Abu Hamzed
al-Nuhajer, said to be the new
leader of al-Qaida in Iraq.
An Islamist Web site said
the killings were revenge for
the killing June 7 of Abu
Musab al-Zarqawi, the former
leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, by
U.S. bombs. The two U.S. sol-
diers disappeared Friday and
had been presumed kidnapped
by terrorist fighters. Killing
them in a gruesome fashion
is designed to instill fear and
terror, but it's more likely that
these killings will instill anger
and resolve.
It should not be forgotten
that Spc. David J. Babineau of
Springfield, Mass., was killed
in the ambush that led to Pfcs.
Menchaca and Tucker being
abducted. Nor should it be for-
gotten that a dozen Americans,
including Sgt. Keith Maupin
of Batavia, Ohio, and 11 U.S.
civilians are currently listed as
missing in previous incidents
,in Iraq. Our prayers for the two
killed most recently should
include these other victims
of terrorism and insurgency
in Iraq. Along with so many
others, they have paid a high
price, in too many cases the
ultimate price, in the strong
belief that they were defending
this country.
Kidnapping and killing
U.S. soldiers has not been com-
mon since the U.S. invasion
of Iraq. Whether or not these
murders indicate a change in
terrorist tactics, however, they
are unlikely to alter the course
of the war or to change many
Americans' opinion about the
wisdom of the war. The war's
course will be determined by
larger decisions and actions.
For now it is appropriate
to grieve for Kristian Menchaca
and Thomas Tucker and all
who have been killed, wounded
or maimed in Iraq. Let their
deaths not have been in vain.


the ground, and it may be col-
ored by the fears and hostili-
ties that Embassy employees,
being targets, can't help but
notice. But Embassy employ-
ees, with a job with a steady
paycheck, are probably better
off than most Iraqis. It is hard
to imagine what daily life is like
in besieged cities like Ramadi,
which are too dangerous for
reporters to cover regularly.
Not all the news from Iraq
is bad. Some areas are rela-
tively peaceful, the government
is beginning to function, and


Iraqi security forces are being
trained and gradually becoming
more effective. Electricity avail-
ability is near pre-Saddam lev-
els, but demand is even higher.
Oil production and revenue are
rising, accelerated by higher
gas prices. But the challenges
are immense, and, ultimately,
they will have to be met by the
Iraqi people.
It would be neither healthy
nor even possible for the United
States to maintain primary
responsibility for Iraq's safety
for a prolonged period.


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Board of County Commissioners

Residents and taxpayers can.contact County
Commissioners in the following fashion.
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Carmen McLemore can .
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Commissioner

SCommissioner Billy
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Commissioner

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By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor
Delores Marcum lifted the
sneaker on her right foot up
to one of two chairs inside
Croom's Laundromat, rolled
up the pant leg of her blue
jeans and revealed a large
purple rectangle engraved into
the skin diagonally across her
calf.
Doctors in Tallahassee
had performed skin grafts
from each of Delores' two good
legs in the third and last of
three operations the 19-year-
old underwent in the six weeks
following her graduation from
Apalachicola High School on
Friday, May 27, one year ago.
The second operation,
conducted by orthopedic
surgeonDr. WilliamThompson,
removed fragments of bone
from her right thigh, inserted a
rod to reinforce her shattered
femur and reconnected the
living machinery to her pelvis.
In the first procedure,
performedoverthecourse ofsix-
and-one-hours at Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital, Dr. Adam
Levitt removed pieces of the
bullet fired hours earlier from
her stepfather's 45.70 caliber
rifle into Delores' right butt
cheek and out from the inside
of her thigh.
Levitt reconstructed an
artery and other critically
important blood vessels in
order to save Delores' right
leg from amputation, and the
prognosis was guarded.
"They said I wouldn't be
able to walk away," she said.
"They skinned me on both


sides."
Delores stood up to tend
to her laundry, walking with a
pronounced limp that may in
time be quieted to a whisper.
"When that happened my
life stopped, then it all picked
up again," she said.
It has been a little over a
year since the shooting just
outside Apalachicola, a year
in which she made headlines
from Naples to Nashville for
her bravery in the face of a well-
armed, despondent and likely
drunk stepfather, enraged that
Delores had confided in her
mother that he had abused
her intimately.
"You're 'ending my life
tonight and I'm ending yours,"
Howard Enfinger, 69, had
told her, carrying one of three
guns he had loaded for the
occasion.
"I remember it as plain as
day," Delores said.
"I love you Daddy," she
pleaded with him. "I love you
more than anything else in
the world. If you love me like
you say you do, you wouldn't
shoot me."
Enfinger, unable to see
past his shame, had this reply:
"If you love me like you say
you do, you wouldn't have told
your momma."
In his hands was a
powerful gun, the kind the
salesman describes as "big
enough to knock an elephant
down."
"I never got to talk to him."
It was Saturday night


of the big weekend when
Delores would enter the
world that alights on our
shoulders after we finish high
school. Following Friday's
commencement, in which she
graduated with honors and
received the Linda Jefferson
Memorial Scholarship Award,
she looked forward to another
graduation ceremony at her
church, the First Assembly of
God on Brownsville Road, on
Sunday.
"Don't you have something
to say to your momma?"
Enfinger taunted his
stepdaughter.
Delores told her mother,
Rena Enfinger, what he had
done to her.
"That's why he shot me,
because I told her and he
knew it was the truth," said
.Delores.
The situation in the house
became distraught. Delores
heard the music turned up
loudly in her parents' room.
"I knew he was beating my
mom," she said.
Delores' half-sister,
Cynthia Hutchins, who
graduated from AHS a year
earlier, pleaded with her
stepfather to stop, but he
persisted in his threats.
"When you come .back
tomorrow, you'll find me and
your momma dead," he said.
Rena Enfinger rushed
outside to confront
Apalachicola Police Officer
David Amison, Deputy Ronnie
Jones and Sgt; Spence Massey
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1966 Diary of a Rafting Trip (Part 1)


by John Maddox
Introduction by John White
In June of 1966four boys
from Port St. Joe, Florida
embarked on a rafting
voyage that would begin
in Marianna, Florida and
conclude in Apalachicola Bay.
The journey was a distance
of about 120 miles, and it
would take them 13 days to
see its end. The magnificence
of this story is only amplified
by the youth of the rafters-
all around 16 years of age.
Undoubtedly inspired by
tales of Huckleberry Finn,
these young men planned
and accomplished feat of
which few adults could boast,
much less teenagers. This
tale speaks volumes about
the oft-discussed issue of the
differences of yesterday's
youth and today's. The boys
in this story had man-like
qualities not commonly
found in the teenagers of this
millennium. In fact, I would
dare say they had more grit
than most "grown" men these
days. This mettle stands in
stark contrast to the simple,
childish fun' they had along
the way. The story told in
this diary bears a great
deal of significance when
addressing the many issues


of today's youth but I also
attach personal value to it
because one of the voyagers.
Johnny White. is my father.
I know that I inherited the
same adventurous nature he
displayed on the rafting trip,
and I am infinitely thankful
for that.
The story that will follow
is a revised version of the
original diary written by
John ATaddox (one of the four
adventurersl. The original
version uwas surprisingly well
written, considering the age
of the author, but there were
some minor grammatical
errors :and John refers to
himself in the third person
throughout the story. I found
this to be a little confusing
so I made some grammatical
revisions and' changed the
telling of the story to the
first person point of view,
as told by John. Though the
format is a little different. the
content of the diary remains
the same, incredible, true
story that was written over
four decades ago.
Sunday-June 26, 1966
T'he raft is finished! We
met this morning and finished
Gathering or buying all
supplies not already acquired.
Everything is going as planned
except for our one and only
big problem- transportation!
Our raft; which is 14 by 10
feet, is no easy thing to move.'
Initially, it looked like we were
going to have to postpone
our trip, but we finally got
permission from the Mayor
and a truck was ours. With
the help of neighbors, mothers
and fathers, we (Johnny
S White, Billy Simmons, Allen
Humphrey and me) hoisted
our raft onto the truck'and
were off to Marianna and the
Chipola River! Our trip, as it
was planned, was-to be from
Marianna to Apalachicola. by
water- following the Chipola
River and the Big River'.
After nearly ripping apart our
raft because of its size, we
Eventually reached the landing
we had chosen as our place of
departure.


After all our friends and
relatives had left, we settled
down and all of a sudden it hit
us- four greenhorns left alone
out in the sticks with a nearly
120-mile trip ahead of us.
After getting over the shock,
we cooked our first meal- hot
dogs. Now we were about to
spend our first night aboard
a raft and we're all sure it
separate the sleepwalkers from
everyone else. As the sleeping
begins, the excitement ends
until the beginning of a new
day tomorrow.
Monday-June 27, 2006


We finally got started at
about 8:30 after last-minute
come-ups such as eating
breakfast, taking up our trout
lines and straightening up the
raft. At first, the going was
easy, aside from.learning the
handling of the raft; our luck
was good so far. We caught a
turtle and an.eelon our trout
line. and we found sharks'
teeth, pottery. wood. bones and
Billy even found a spearhead,
all of which were petrified.


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The first hour or two weren't
too hard, just a few big rocks
here and there. Then, after
what seemed like a hundred
bends in the river, we started
to meet our troubles. The
water seemed more swift and
the shoals harder to get by.
We constantly had to jump in
and out of the water, trying to
both control the raft and keep
our feet from being cut by
the sharp rocks. Despite these
minor trouble-s, we continued
to have fun.
At every place we thought
we might find an arrowhead
or something, we stopped to.
look and play. We are still
eating regularly and eating is
a big pastime with us. After
dinner today, our hardships
really struck. We came upon
a waterfall stretched from one
side of the river to the other.
There was nothing to do but
go across, so we went. We
finally reached a safe place
after the beating and knocking
on our raft from the big rocks.
Upon examining the raft, we
foutid that the right brace had
snapped and our rank was
kinked up. We stopped and
thanks to our spare lumber,
nails and hammer, we put a
brace on the broken wood and
continued on.
We continued exploring
sloughs and streams and such.
worrying about our raft the
whole time. Finally, after about


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fourteen miles of water, we met
our first sign of civilization
and floated up to a new bridge
being built". According to the
workmen we were about eight
miles from Blountstown. While
at the bridge, we repaired our
raft and reinforced the other
parts. After that, we played on
the two bridges, in the trees
and on the raft. The contractor
told us that the new bridge
was 35 feet and the old one
was/ 45 feet. Those bridges
made some diving boards! It
may not sound high but when
you get up there, you sure feel
like you need wings!
First, the four of us got
up on the smaller bridge
and worked up the nerve to
jump. I jumped first, then
Johnny, then Billy. After about
30 minutes of threatening,
begging and pleading, Allen
jumped. After a few of these
flights, some wise crack said
he had once jumped off the
top rail of the old bridge. Well,
this gave us an idea (Johnny
and me, anyway: so up to the
45-foot rail (and the top of
the world) we went. After an
hour of meditating, Johnny
jumped. When he swam to
shore, I jumped off andset
the new world record for belly
buster. Before I hit the water
Allen was there to help, but no


help was necessary. I was all
right, but we figured this was a
close call so we loaded up the
raft and were off again.
We continued downstream,
passing shoal after shoal; each
one seemed like it was tearing
our raft to pieces. After a mile
or so, we pulled to the shore
and cooked our supper. Now
we were bedded down for the
night, awaiting for tomorrow.
We have been told that we will
hit "Look and Tremble Shoals"
about noon tomorrow.
Tuesday--June 28, 1966
Late last night, after
Johnny and I had gone to bed,
Allen and Billy set out on what
they would call a "nature hike".
When they returned, they told
it as if they had been on an


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hikes. We began this morning,
around 9:00 and drifted down
the river about two bends,
where we found a spring. We
wanted some water and some
new adventure, so we left the
raft and followed to the spring
at its end. We saw a moccasin
on the way to the spring and
Allen took a shot and missed.
We gave up on him and the
snake went on to get the water.
On the way back to the raft,
Billy spotted a snake, which
turned out to be a copperhead.
I shot the snake and later
skinned him.

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degree.
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finAd thesis is a seven-min uite
filn. but students art allo\%ed
to team for a longer 14-inunte
version.
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Former Priest Sentenced to


By David Angier
Florida Freedom
Newspapers
A former Port St. Joe
priest is finding just how low
a fall from grace can go.
Circuit Judge Judy
Pittman sentenced Thomas
Crandall, 51, on Tuesday
to 10 years in prison, the
maximum he could receive, for
sending through the Internet
pornographic materials to a
person posing as a 16-year-
old boy. Pittman gave Crandall
nearly two years' credit for
time he's spent in jail awaiting
trial.
Crandall now will


return to federal court,
where he faces additional
prison time for violating
the terms of his supervised
release from an earlier drug
conviction. Crandall was
convicted of conspiring to
possess for distribution
methamphetamine that
authorities said he was selling
from the rectory of his last
church in Milton.
He served more than
four years in prison after that
conviction.
Crandall only asked
Pittman for a sentence that was
in line with similar cases that
have gone through her court.


He cited two defendants with
more serious charges than his
who were given probation.
"If I had been the average
Joe Smith, I'm sure the FBI
would not have raided my
house with guns drawn and
two TV crews in tow," Crandall
told the judge. He was living in
Mobile, Ala., at the time and
communicating with a person
in Gulf County.
His lone supporter in the
audience, Sheryl Champagne
of Milton, told Pittman that
Crandall became addicted to
pornography by the isolation
forced upon him first by his
vows and then by the stigma of


being a fallen priest.
"Father Tom has been
a great, great priest in our
church," Champagne told the
judge, "but he's a man, and
you know men think with the
south pole. He didn't know
what to do with himself when
he got online, and that's why
he's addicted to porn."
She said Crandall's trial
last month didn't show the
whole man.
"I'd say you only saw 5
percent of what Tom Crandall
is made of," Champagne
said. "Ninety-eight percent
is a very good, conscious,
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person.
Prosecutor Brian Hill
said the judge saw enough
of Crandall during the trial.
Crandall sent two images, a
still picture of a man's genitalia
and a video of Crandall
masturbating.
"The 5 percent of what
we saw in this court says a
whole lot about this man,"
Hill said. "The images and
evidence set forth in this case
was disgusting and it was
despicable."
Crandall's lawyer,
Assistant Public Defender
Janice Schaffer, asked Pittman
for probation, saying Crandall


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was likely to receive prison
time for his federal probation
violation.
Schaffer argued at trial,
and Crandall echoed it at the
sentencing, that there was no
victim in this case. The Gulf
County Sheriff's Office deputy,
who received the images
and was posing online as a
teenager, was an adult, they
said.
Hill showed at trial enough
evidence for jurors to believe
that Crandall thought he was
communicating with a minor.
That intent was enough for a
conviction.


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We left the spring and, at
11:20 AM, came to another
huge shoal about five or six
hundred yards long. Before
we went over them, we swam
ahead and tried to pick out
the best route. This shoal,
which we later found out is
called the "Flat Shoals," was
different from all the rest. It
was covered with eelgrass and
had jagged rocks ranging from
six inches to a foot and a half
high. The first 100 yards was
fairly easy, but the last 400 was
the toughest we'd experienced
yet. When we finally made it
over the last rocks, it was 4:10
PM- almost five hours on one
shoal! Now we're all suffering
from cut feet and backaches
from lifting barrel over nearly
every rock we came to. We
haven't reached Look and
Tremble Shoals yet, but a man
named Bob Flanders carried
us to them on his truck and
they are wicked! We plan to
be there tomorrow morning
because we are camped about
a mile and a half north of
them.
Wednesday-June 29, 1966
Early this morning,
while Billy and Johnny were
sleeping, Allen and I walked to
Look and Tremble Shoals to
try and get acquainted with the
dangerous waters and jagged
rocks. I walked back to the
raft to get the camera and
woke Johnny and Billy. The
three of us walked back to the
shoals and took pictures of it.
We decided that it would be
safer if only Allen and I were
on the raft while going over
the shoals, so Bob Flanders
drove Johnny and Billy down
to the shoals while Allen and
I drifted up to them. When
we got there, we were about
to shake out of our shoes. We
arranged the raft to the best
of our ability and prepared
ourselves for the beating. At
the first drop, the raft shifted
broadside to the shoals, so the
whole raft took the beating. In
the 45 seconds it took to go
over the rocks. the whole side
of the raft was torn up to the
extent of being V-shaped sitting
in the water. The left middle,
barrel was torn completely
loose and floated along behind.
After recuperating from the
swift rapids and rocks, we
swung to the side of the bank
where Johnny and Billy were
waiting \ith the camera and
rifle. On the shore, we took
the raft nearly all the way
apart to patch up the torn
places. This took about six,


and a half hours. When the
raft was once more ready to
go, we continued on. We met
no more shoals and would not
meet any more for the entirety
of the trip.
We drifted down river
toward Clarksville, with the
hopes of eating a bought meal
at the Seminole restaurant. On
our way, we picked up a fifth
needed crewmember. He is
Joe Rycroft who, when taken
aboard, equipped us with
much needed supplies. We
have now camped in what we
think is the best camping place
of the trip. Johnny somehow
caught a warmouth in a coffee
can off the side of the boat. We
have caught plenty of crawdads
and our hooks are all baited.
Our new hand, Joe, is really
an eager beaver. He'll soon
become accustomed, though,
and calm down. We had to cut
a new push pole because we
lost our original one at Look
and Tremble Shoals. Right
now things are calm except for
the screams from Johnny who
got bitten by an eel. Tomorrow
we hope to get to Clarksville
and eat a restaurant-cooked
meal.
Thursday-June 30, 1966
This morning, while
checking the lines, Joe found
and killed a moccasin. While
I was cooking breakfast, the
rest of the crew went back
into the woods to try and get
some lighter, sturdier push-
poles. While cooking, I spilled
hot grease all over my right
hand. We later pushed off for
Clarksville, which was nine
miles from our camp. On
our way we found and shot
at snakes, found camps and
chased turtles. We continued
down the river with the sun
beating down on us. The
current has slowed down aid
in some places the water is
dead. About a quarter of a
mile before we reached the
bridge, we pulled to shore and
picked up my sisters.
We continued on, having
some trouble with the wind,
and after a sharp bend, we
all landed in a tree which
had a wasp's nest. Before they
could hit the water. Allen got
stung four times and Joe two.
The rest of us hit the water
before \e got stung. Billy, my
sisters and I finally unlodged
the raft from the tree and
went-on to the bridge where
my mother, grandmother and
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dinner with them and bouOht
a few supplies. After they ]eft.
we waited around our camp
which was a wayside park.
We tied down everything and
arranged our supplies so the,.
wouldn't get wet, because the
weather looks bad. The cloids-
are dark and it's sprinkhiil
Then we walked down to the
Seminole and ate supper.
While there, we saw a bu .k.
a doe and her fawn When w\
got back to our raft, people
who saw us from the bridge
were constantly asking .u
questions about us and our
raft. Later that night, Johmnn's
parents and his brother and
sisters came to visit. Some
of us went into Blountstown
for supplies. Johnny's famdil
visited for a few hours and
told us information about
upcoming places on our trip.
etc. When they left, we bedded
down on the picnic tables.
Friday-July 1, 1966
We pulled out this morn in
around 8:00. I was sick arid
had vomited last night. \\e
started out toward Scott's
Ferry and upon our leaving
some tourists took moving
pictures of us and our raft.
The current has slowed do\\TL
even more and the travel is
getting slower and harder.
Before we got out of sight of the
bridge, we notice that a manl
was following us alongside in
the woods. We talked to him a
little and found out he was the
sheriff. We got a little scared.
but he told us that he found a
piece of luggage floating on the
river and it belonged to a boy
named Intricate. We eventually
drifted on by him toward
Scott's Ferry.
We found a spring later
on, and while I fixed dinner.
the rest of the boys followed
the spring and got lost. At the
opening of the stream, it w\as
deep and it had a real spring
diving board. We played there
awhile and then continued on.
We made it to Abe Springs ust
before dark and decided to
camp there. The environment
was all swampy anid scary-
looking. We all, kne\ we
probably wouldn't get any
sleep because of the sounds of
gators, owls. etc. When we tied
up the raft. Bill\ and I walked
up to a lady's house and found
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Port St. Joe Waterfront Partnership Inviting Community Involvement


Kicking off the Fourth of
July a little early, the Port
St. Joe Waterfront Partnership
is introducing its new slogan
and new goals with a July 3-4
celebration.
On July 3, beginning at 6
p.m. E.T. in Frank Pate Park,
the Waterfront Partnership
will host a tropical-themed
celebration, open to the
public.
The musical group
Stainless Steel will perform,
and food and information will
be available. The information
will detail what the group has
already done, and what they
hope to accomplish with future


projects.
On the Fourth of July
members of the group will be
available to talk to the public
from 1 p.m. on, offering free
lemonade and watermelon,
face painting, and cartoon
caricature sketches. Sign
up lists will be available for
anyone wanting to become
involved with the group.
"Improving Our
Community Your Way" is the
organization's new slogan,
and reflects "what we hope to
achieve byinvitingall concerned
people in our community to
become involved with the
Waterfront Partnership,"


Fourth


Wewahitchka
Festivities begin Tuesday at
6 p.m. (CT) at T.L. James Park,
located south of Wewahitchka
at the intersection of Old Dairy
Farm Road and Catalpa Road.
Children can earn prizes
in a variety of activities,
including the three-legged
race, fast ball pitch and the
perennial favorite, a greasy
pole climbing competition
where participants vie for a
$20 bill atop a 20-foot pole
greased with Crisco.
A variety of food vendors
will be on hand, including an
ice cream truck, and festival
goers can enjoy all the free
watermelon they can eat.
Joel Hathaway with Easy
Company, a country band,
will supply the tunes, and
fireworks will begin promptly


at 9 p.m.
For more information, call
the Wewahitchka City Hall,
639-2605.
Mexico Beach
The Mexico Beach "Best
Blast on the Beach" begins one
day early, with registration for
the Sand Sculpture Contest
starting at 8 a.m. (CT) on
Monday.
The sand sculptures will
adorn the beach in front of
Sunset Park, next to the.El
Governor Motel. Hotdogs will
also be sold.
The July 4 celebration
begins with the Firecracker
5K Walk/Run, beginning
at Maryland Park, off of 7th
street.
Registration lasts from
6-6:55 a.m., with the race
beginning at 7.


said Jim Garth, chairman
of the design committee and
executive board member.
"Our objective is to make
the community aware that we
have made progress since 10
years ago when it all started,"
Garth explained, "that the
visioning and planning
accomplished thus far has
been effective, and we have
unique opportunities to make
major improved physical
changes to the waterfront
designated area. For the first
time in the visioning process,
we now have the vehicle to
make things happen."
Some of the opportunities


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The entry fee is $10, and
participants will receive a free
T-shirt, with cash prizes going
to the winners.
From 9-11 a.m., a
Children's Fishing Tournament
will be held in Canal Parkway.
Bait, snacks and hotdogs will
be provided, and there is no
entry fee.
Young fishermen may
bring their own poles, or
can purchase one at the
tournament.
Fireworks will be shot off
from the pier at 9 pm.
For' more information,
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Community Development
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exploring include potential
grants for pollution
prevention, survival of coastal
communities, natural habitat
restoration, and boardwalks
and docks for non-motorized
boats.
According to Garth,
Waterfront Partnership is
a long-term program that
will only be as good as the
community allows it to be. "It
would be a shame if we sit
back and let others decide
what our community will look
like," said Garth.
Port St. Joe has been


designated by the state as a
waterfront community, which
makes the city eligible for
grants that offer improvements
to waterfront activities. The
Waterfront Partnership
program operates through
the state's, Department of
Community Affairs.
Port St. Joe joins St.
Andrews and Panacea amohg
other neighboringcommunities
as designated waterfront
areas.
The Port St. Joe group's
primary project is a waterfront
boardwalk to make the city
more pedestrian friendly,


running from the marina east
to the city limit sign near the
Centennial Building.
The organization also
works hand in hand with Gail
Alsobrook and the Port St.
Joe Downtown Redevelopment
Council, the St. Joe Company
and the city to maintain unity
and cohesiveness throughout
the city in all its plans.
David Warriner is the
chairman for Waterfront
Partnership. JessicaPatterson,
Brian Underwood, Dannie
Bolden and Gail Alsobrook are
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when they arrived a little after
11 p.m. at the 27 Bayview
Drive home, after tracking
down a mysterious 911 call
from the house. The SWAT
team from Wakulla County
had been alerted and was on
its way.
Delores' four nieces and
nephews, ranging in age from
1 to 6, huddled with their aunt
in Hutchins' bedroom.
Jones approached the
house and instructed Delores
how to proceed in getting the
children out of harm's way.
"He said stop crying and
get up on the bed," she said.
She handed the children
through the small bedroom
window until only the 4-year-
old boy was left.
"His nose was bleeding
because when get gets scared,
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Delores. "I opened the window
and I gave him (Jones) the
young'un."
Delores' mom was yelling
to her husband "Don't shoot
my baby" but he wasn't
listening.
Hutchins said she believes
law officers avoided shooting
the armed man during the
tense confrontation. "They had
two or three chances and they
never did," she said.
As the episode rose to
a violent crescendo, Delores
said she knew her stepfather
wouldn't back off but didn't
know how far he would go.
"I knew he wasn't going to
put the gun down," she said. "I
didn't expect him to shoot me.
I thought he was lying."
Delores made her move
and Howard Enfinger fired.
"I don't know how I got out


of it. It wasn't open but that
far," she said, of her sister's
bedroom window.
"They drug me from the
end of the trailer to the end
of the road," she said. "I said
'Momma, I'll be right here.
Just get me some water.'
"I didn't feel it," Delores
said. "I knew I was shot
because I could see the blood
down there. They said I was in
shock. That's the only reason
why I didn't feel it."
Moments after he
discharged his rifle, a shot
from Amison's gun grazed
Delores' breast, making a
wound that required stitches,
while another bullet struck
Howard Enfinger in the leg
when he exchanged fire with
officers.
The Wakulla County SWAT
team used tear gas and flash
grenades to put an end to
the standoff. Lt. John Marich
dragged Delores to safety.


She said it seemed
like forever as she lay on
the ground, waiting for the
ambulance to arrive and then
waiting for officers to give the
driver permission to leave.
"It took them forever to get
the ambulance out there," she
remembered.
Emergystatrushed Delores
to Eastpoint, where she was
lifeflighted by helicopter
to Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital in a rush to save her
leg. All told, she was given a
transfusion of more than 10
pints of blood.
Meanwhile, Howard
Enfinger was taken to Bay
Medical Center in Tallahassee
for treatment of his leg
wound.
Delores finished her last
surgery on July 12, helped by
rehab at HealthSouth as she
graduated from a wheelchair,
to a walker and to crutches. In
October she went to the doctor
and he told her to drop the
crutches and she got a cane.
"I got it but I didn't use it,"
she said.


In addition to the strength
to walk again, and the courage
to move forward, Delores also
found something else in the
months after the incident. She
pulled out what appeared to
be a small black rock from her
thigh wound and discovered it
was a bullet fragment.
"I took it to the doctor
and showed it to him," said
Hutchins. "It was about half
the size of a dime."
Also in October of last
year, Enfinger was in court in
Apalachicola to face charges of
attempted first-degree murder,
possession of a sawed-off
shotgun and two counts of
kidnapping. That process was
derailed after the man beat his
head against a wall, and had to
be handcuffed him to a chair
at the Franklin County jail,
and so with evidence of mental
illness, the judge ordered
him sent to the Florida State
Hospital in Chattahoochee.
Earlier this year, he died
of a heart attack while still in
state custody.
"When I was in the hospital


I prayed that he would have
the pain (I was feeling),"
said Delores. "I still have the
respect for him, because he
was married to momma.
"I don't hate him. You can't
hate and go to heaven," she
said. "I don't hate him."
Delores said she wished
he had apologized to hef
personally, but she knows he
expressed remorse before his
death. He wrote two letters;
one to Delores' brother's
girlfriend, and another to Rena
Enfinger, in which "he said he
was sorry for all the stuff he
had done.
"I never got to talk to him,"
said Delores. "The best thing
would be for him to say it to
me. I didn't hear it in person
but I was it in the letters he
wrote.
"It hit me when he died
because he was the only daddy
I knew, the only father I knew
growing up until I was 19
years old," she said. "I never
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PORT ST. JOE, FL --
The 4th Annual Bayou Bash
Benefit Fishing Tournament
is.scheduled for July 29th,
2006, and promises to be
bigger and better than ever.
"It seems that the Bash is
being recognized as the pre-
mier inshore fishing tourna-
ment on the Forgotten Coast,"
stated presenting sponsor and
hostess Donna Spears. "What
started as a fun little fishing
contest has built momentum
and taken on a life of its own.
I credit the generosity of our
sponsors. They've been there
for us every year, and deserve
the community's thanks."
Thanks to tournament
sponsors, everyone wins at
the Bayou Bash. Every reg-
istered participant receives
their tournament entry, a cus-
tom 2006 Bayou Bash T-shirt,
a hat from Half-Hitch Tackle
or Bluewater Outriggers, a
great BBQ meal prepared by
Commissioner Benny Roberts
& Crew, and a goodie bag
full of great gifts and useful
items. In addition, kid's 13
and under receive a Daiwa
Inshore Rod & Reel combo
from Bluewater Outriggers,
and more surprises to be
announced on tournament
day.
Fishermen win big at the
Bash, but weigh-in and victo-
ry celebration attendees win,
too. "We want to make sure
the non-fishing public knows
they're invited," said Donna
Spears. "For a small donation
to a worthy cause, anyone can
enjoy great food & drinks, win
great prizes, toss a mullet,
and have a great time!"
The 2006 payout for win-
ning fishermen is the biggest
yet. First place fishermen
will win more than ever, and
Half-Hitch Tackle has gener-
ously donated gift certificates
to nearly double the number
of'prize-winning fish. Overall,
the Bayou Bash will award
adults and kids 36 prizes in
2, divisions and 4 categories.
An additional fish category
will be announced on tourna-
$ient day as well, with Kristy
Dorman of Capital City Bank
presenting that award.
S After the fishing, the area's
strongest arms (or perhaps
grips) will be tested at the
1,st Annual Bayou Bash Mullet
Toss. Generously sponsored
by Paradise Coast Vacation
Rentals and held right on C-
30 in front of St. Joe Shrimp,
the Mullet Toss will begin at
7:30pm on tournament day.
There will be men's, wom-
en's and kid's divisions, with
prizes given at the Awards
Ceremony. The Gulf County
Sheriff's Office has agreed to


re-route traffic from C-30 to
Country Club Road in order to
make the Mullet Toss possible.
A $5.00 donation buys you
the mullet of your choice, and
proceeds benefit the Sheriff's
Youth Camp. "It should be
great entertainment!," said
Chip Crow of Paradise Coast
Vacation Rentals.
This year's fund-raising
efforts also include drawings
for three Grand Prizes. Half-
Hitch Tackle has donated a
Deluxe Boat Package valued at
over $700.00 (on display and
tickets available now through
July 28th at Half-Hitch Tackle
for $5.00 donation). Kilgore's
Brick Pavers and Tile has
donated an Outdoor Fire Pit
(delivered and installed local-
ly) valued at over $650.00
(on display and tickets avail-
able now through July 28th at
Bluewater Outriggers for $5.00
donation). Howell Tackle of
St. Joe Beach has donated
a Deluxe Pier Cart valued at
over $400.00 (on display and
tickets available now through
July 28th at Howell Tackle of
St. Joe Beach for $5.00 dona-
tion). Prizes will be displayed
and tickets will be available on
tournament day at Bayou Bash
Tournament Headquarters
(St. Joe Shrimp, on C-30 at
Simmons Bayou). Lucky tick-
et holders need not be present
to win Grand Prizes.
"I am amazed by the way
the business community, fish-
ermen, and general public
support the Bayou Bash, and
by how excited everyone gets,"
said Donna Spears. "We've
been keeping it quiet, but
Dan (Anderson, of Anderson
Signworks) and I hope to
raise $10,000.00 for charity
this year. With the help of our
sponsors, and a little coop-
eration from Mother Nature
in the form of good fishing
weather, we can do it." The
2006 Bayou Bash will ben-
efit the Gulf County Domestic
Violence Task Force. This
deserving. organization pro-
vides legal services, relocation
aid, counseling, and shelter
for victims and children, and
desperately needs funding.
Your support, through spon-
sorship or participation, will
be greatly appreciated.
Sponsors (so far) for
2006 include Donna Spears
Realty, Anderson Signworks,
St." Joe Shrimp, Half-Hitch
Tackle, Bluewater Outriggers,
Howell Tackle of St. Joe
Beach, Oyster Radio, Bayside
Savings Bank, Kenny Strange
Electric, Loggerhead Grill,
Dockside Cafe, Sun Coast
Lawn & Landscaping, St. Joe
Company, Jerry's Framing
Crew, Toucan's Restaurant, St.


Joe Ace Hardware, Paradise
Coast Vacation Rentals,
Port St. Joe Realty, Preble-
Rish, Arctic Polar Heating
& Air, The Star Newspaper,
Kilgore's Brick Pavers and
Tile, Kristy Dorman of Capital
City Bank, Beach Realty,
Mel Magidson Attorney-
at Law, Watson Brothers
Construction, El Governor
Motel & Campground,
Coastal Community Bank,
Edwin Brown Surveyors, Bo
Knows Pest Control, Wood
Fisheries, Bailey Bishop
& Lane Surveyors, Buddy
Hamm, Commissioner Benny
Roberts & Crew, Scallop
Cove BP and Bait & Tackle,
Home Adventures, Hannon
Insurance, St. Joe Sod, Bill
Wood State Farm Insurance,
Thurman Roddenberry
Surveyors, 5-Star Collision,
Sipprell Construction,
One Source Mortgage, Old
Saltworks Cabins, Barefoot
Properties, Tyndall federal
Credit Union, Sea-Tow,
Capital City Bank, Joseph's
Cottage, Port Realty, Accurate
Title, Paradise Drafting,
Vision Bank, Superior Bank,
Cabos Tacos Restaurant,
Doghouse Charters, Clint
Moore Outdoors, Burger
King, McDonald's, Steamer's
Restaurant, Appliance
Solution, Provisions
Restaurant and Catering,
Coneheads Restaurant & Ice
Cream, Advance Auto Parts,
Smiley's Detailing, Hippie
John's Original Artwear,
Prosperity Bank, Sunset
Coastal Grill, St. Joe Cab Co.,
and the list is still growing
Tournament check-in and
registration are from 6:00am
through 9:00am at St. Joe
Shrimp (at Simmons Bayou
on C-30) on Saturday, July
29th. Weigh-in: 6:00pm.
Mullet Toss: 7:30pm. Awards
Ceremony: 8:00pm. Victory
Celebration: 8:30pm until
late. St. Joe Cab Co. will be on'
hand with free rides home for
over-enthusiastic celebrants.
Registration forms complete
with official tournament rules
and a map showing eligible
fishing waters are available
at St. Joe Shrimp, Donna
Spears Realty, and local tack-:
le shops including Half-Hit h
Tackle, Bluewater Outriggers,
Howell Tackle, and Scallop
Cove. Registration forms will
also be available at check-
in: Entry fees are $30.00 for
adults and $15.00 for chil-
dren 13 and under.
Individuals or businesses
interested in sponsoring the
2006 Bayou Bash or volun-
teering on tournament day
should~ contact Donna Spears
Realty at (850) 227-7879.


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Gordon's First Win of the Season
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Jeff Gordon won his 9th
Road course race on Sunday at
Infieon Raceway in Sonaoma,
CA. This earned him the nick-
name "Road Warrior" You would
have never guessed this was car-
rer win number 74 for Gordon
with the excitement he showed
in victory lane.
"This has been just an awe-
some weekend," said Gordon,
who led a race-high 44 laps.
"Man, I didn't know if we
were ever going to win another
one of these races. I knew this
team was something special, we
just haven't had a chance to
really show it," he added. "They
gave me such an awesome race
car this weekend that I had to
get them this win. If we didn't
win with this car, we can't ever
win."
It was a great finish to
the weekend for Gordon who
acknowledged that he told fam-
ily and friends Saturday night
he is engaged to his longtime
girlfriend Ingrid Vandebosch.
The Win moves Gordon
back into the 8th slot in the race
for the chase.
Former Hendricks motors-
ports teammate Terry LaBbnte
finished 3rd. The "Iceman" got
back on the lead lap at lap 88
and conserved fuel to finish the
race.
Pos. Driver Make
1. Jeff Gordon ;Chevy
2. Ryan Newman Dodge
3. Terry Labonte Chevy


4. Greg Biffle Ford
5. Kurt Busch Dodge
6. Carl Edwards Ford
7. Jeff Burton Chevy
8. Elliott Sadler Ford
9. Boris Said Ford
10. Jimmie Johnson Chevy
Next week the cup drivers
will be at Daytona Speedwda
Menard hangs on for first
Busch win at Milwaukee
Paul Menard, a Wis,:oinsm
native was the second regular
busch series driver to win tus
year.
With less than
three laps to go at the
Milwaukee Mile Kevin
Harvick tried to push
his way to the front
however Harvick ended s ,
up paying the price i
spinning and bringing '
out the caution flag.
Harvick finished 19th.
The Busch Series
goes to Daytona this
Friday night.


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Rank +/- Driver Points Behind Starts Poles Wins Top 5 Top 10
1 Jimmie Johnson 2434 Leader 16 1 3 7 13
2 -- Matt Kenseth 2333 -101 16 0 2 9 10
3 -- Kasey Kahne 2121 -313 16 4 4 6 10
4 +1 Mark Martin 2113 -321 16 0 0 2 8
5 -1 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2105 -329 16 0 1 5 7
6 +1 Jeff Burton 2034 -400 16 1 0 3 10
7 -1 Tony Stewart 2012 -422 16 0 1 7 8
8 +3 Jeff Gordon 1986 ,-448 16 0 1 5 7
9 +1 Greg Biffle 1967 -467 16 2 1 4 9
10 -2 Kevin Harvick 1945 -489 16 0 1 5 7


Youth Tennis 4a111


Lessons A SBITE OF The Best Quality.

The St. Joseph Bay INNOVATION The Best Price.
Country Club will be offering Whirlpool.
free tennis lessons to boys and chenAd.
girls ages 8 through 16. Classes KitchenAid.
will be held on Monday morn- Rope
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EDT to 11:00 A.M, beginning Estate.
July 10, 2006. Classes will be St. Joe
held at the Club.
Students should wear ten- Hardware.
nis shoes ald bring their own
rackets. Practice balls will be
provided by the Club. ow
To register, please call P St J Appliance Source Since 1960
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tions regarding the instruction
may contact the instructor, Mr. l V HAKW K A V
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Top row: Abby Wexler, Brittany King, Ashley Babcock, Alex Hodge, Alison Howze, Shannon
Pridgeon


Dixie Youth Softball


Players Sweep Regionals


The 12 and under Ponytails Division, 1st row, (left to right): Marchelle Pryor, Corey Burke,
Jadia Miles, Erin Kennedy, Tiffany Varnes, Megan Walker, Kaley Wilder
2nd row: Coach David Varnes, Manager Timothy Hopper, Stefani Furstenberg, Raney Besore,
Jessica Hopper, Katie Gardner, Ashton Davis, Coach Karmin Wilson


Good things not only
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The young girls from
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Softball League made city
history last week when they
scored a triple sweep at
the regional tournament in
Bellevue.


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district," said Bill Ramsev.
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Minger, Katie Lacour, Angela Cannington,
2nd row: Evan Brumbaugh, Casey Tullis, Meagan Lincoln, Heather Brinkmeier, Kaelyn
Williams, Kristin Posey .
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Annual Port St. Joe Athletic

Department Golf Tourney
The third annual Port St. Joe High School Athletic
Department Gof Tournament \\-ill be held Aug. 5 at the St.
Joseph Bay Golf and Country Club
Shotaun start will be at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $50 per person.
The tournament is a four-man select-shot format and lunch
will be served.
Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place
and there will be door prizes.
For more information or to register call Bill Ramsey at 227
4403 or Coach John Palmer at 774-1424.

Tiger Shark Basketball Running

and Gunning During the Summer
Port St. Joe High School boy's basketball team has been
playing summer basketball since school got out in late May.
The Tiger Sharks are 20-9 this summer after playing in
two summer leagues and two team camps. They made it to the
Final Four of Chipola's team camp, losing to Americas, Georgia,
in double overtime.
The Tiger Sharks also went 7-3, at the Florida State
University (FSU) team camp. losing all three games by a com-
bined five points.
The Junior Varsity also had a great week at FSU, making it
all the way to the finals before losing to Port Orange Atlantic.
The ingredients to their success are the same as last year's
Final Four team: pressure defense and teamwork.
The Tiger Sharks have four more games this week at
Marianna, and will play in a tournament at Milton this week-
end. The Dome should be rocking and rolling next basketball
season.









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Friday 6/23 93/70/0.24
Thursday 6/22 91/71/0.00
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Friday 6/30 ......6:44 a.m.. .8:46 p.m.
Saturday 7/1 ...6:44 a.m.. .8:46 p.m.
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Angels division. "That's
kind of mind boggling for
our small town."
The Angels, the 12 and
under Ponytail division and
the 15 and under Belles
division performed excep-
tionally well on the field,
and the mercy rule was
evoked more than once to
ease their opponents' suf-
fering.
The Angels, the young-
est of the Port St. Joe crop,
shut out Sneads, Marianna
and Bristol, giving up no
runs and scoring a com-
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Alex Hodge pitched 8
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Fellow pitchers MaKayla
Ramsey, Brittany King and
Ashley Babock were also
strong on the mound, pitch-
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respectively.
"kids pitching at 9
and .10 years old just
them being able to pitch
and throw strike outs is an
accomplishment in itself,"
said Ramsey.
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Ponytails division had the
most grueling schedule of


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Apalachicola 91 74
Bainbridge 96 68
Bristol 97 71
Columbus 92 69
Crystal Lake 91 73
Defuniak Sp. 97 74
Dothan 95 70
Enterprise 98 77
Ft. Walton Bch.92 73
Gainesville 92 69
Jacksonville 92 71
Marianna 95 69
*Mobile 92 70
Montgomery 95 69
Newport 93 70
Niceville 91 73
Panama City 94 75
Pascagoula 99 69
Pensacola 91 72
Port St. Joe 91 72
Tallahassee 97 68
Valdosta 96 69
Wewahitchka 89 71
Wilma 89 71


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all the Port St. Joe teams,
playing six teams and
defeating 5.
The 15 and under Belles
division went 3-0.
All the girls will now
advance to the state tourna-
ment in Ocala.
League officials are cur-
rently staging a fundraising
drive to pay for the 36 par-
ticipating girls' travel, lodg-
ing and meal expenses.
"We're going to do what-
ever we can do. We don't
want to give parents a big
expense," said league presi-
dent Steve Brinkmeier, who


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has approached city and
county commissioners with
donation requests.
The Port St. Joe Dixie
Youth Softball League is a
non-profit organization that
operates separately from
the Port St. Joe Dixie Youth
Baseball Program.
The league is funded by
Contributions from 50 area
businesses.
"Without their support,
we wouldn't be where we're
at," said Brinkmeier, who
hoped the support would
continue in the days leading
to the state tournament.


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On Patrol With the


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
There is just something about turtles,
both large and small, that captivates most
everyone. That may be one reason that the
area's "Turtle Patrol" has become so fiercely
appreciated.
During turtle season May 1 through
October 31 in the Panhandle volunteers
patrol all of the area's beaches every day,
beginning just before sunrise.
Of the seven species of sea turtles
worldwide, five are found in Florida. Sea
turtles create from 40,000 to 70,000 nests
in Florida annually, making Florida the most
important nesting area in the United States.
The most commonly seen turtles in Florida
are loggerheads, greens and leatherbacks.
Fifteen-year patrol veteran Paula Boone
usually takes Sunday patrols, and last Sunday
was on her way to run the Mexico Beach to
Dixie Belle Curve segment.
As she bucks and jumps down U.S.
98 in the group's little grey-green Suzuki
Sidekick, affectionately known as Boo-Boo
Two (or maybe Three, Paula is not sure) she
describes, over the roar of the malfunctioning
muffler, how the Turtle Patrol began.
A Place In The Sun...
Years ago, the state of Florida had begun
an in-depth accounting of sea turtles in
south Florida, but not in the Panhandle.
Pallas Gandy, with the Apalachicola National
Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR),
conducted sea turtle activities as her schedule
allowed.
But with the onset of the 1990 turtle
season, under the guidance and expertise
of Gandy, the Gulf County Turtle Patrol was
formed, with four people permitted to monitor
sea turtle activities. Herman Jones was the
permit holder, with volunteers Pam Jones,
Barbara Eells and Flo Maddox authorized on
his permit. In 1991 Paula and Henry Boone
were added to the permit.
Boone came to Beacon Hill as a baby with
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her family and grew up right on the beach.
"Barbara [Eells] was my physical education
coach in high school," smiled Boone. "She's
the one who got me hooked."
Also in 1991 the section of beach from the
Gulf-Bay County line to the Tyndall Air Force
Base boundary was added to the coverage
area. Tyndall monitors its own beaches, but
cooperates with the Gulf County group.
The Joneses worked from the tip of St.
Joseph Peninsula to Indian Pass, while Eells,
Maddox and the Boones covered from Port St.
Joe to Tyndall.
In 1993 Eglin Air Force Base on Cape San
Bias became active in sea turtle activities,
inviting students from the University of
Florida studying marine biology or related
fields to participate for credit in the work.
St. Joseph Peninsula State Park then
activated its own monitoring program in
1994.
The Joneses retired from turtling in
1996 and Eells was issued their permit for
continuation of sea turtle activities in Gulf-
Bay Counties.
In 2000 the Turtle Patrol relinquished
the peninsula for lack of a usable and
reliable beach driving vehicle, and the group
of volunteers that live and patrol on the
peninsula are now the St. Joseph Peninsula
Turtle Patrol, working under the permit of
,Martha Pridgeon, under the umbrella of the
Gulf Coast Conservation Association.
The Gulf County Turtle Patrol then
changed its name to the Gulf and East Bay
Sea Turtle Patrol, Inc. (GEBSTP), in order to
receive donations of vehicles for use in patrol.
Locally, however, it was, and still is, known as
the "Turtle Patrol."
The patrol is comprised of volunteers
with anywhere from one to 16 years of
experience. The government permit only
allows a certain number of volunteers to work
under its auspices, and newcomers must ride
extensively with an experienced volunteer
before receiving permit privileges.


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Beach paraphernalia may be colorful and convenient, but are a hazard for both female turtles
coming ashore to nest, and hatchlings trying to reach the water at night.


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A good example of efficient but turtle-friendly dune fencing, which needs to be simple and open,
allowing easy access to the dunes by turtles.


Some members of the patrol are also
trained in rescue and salvage of stranded
and injured sea turtles, dolphins, and other
marine life.
Dancing The Turtle Trot
By the time she has finished reciting
the group's history, Boone has gyrated the
Sidekick to Tom Sawyer Park at the end of
the Mexico Beach canal, and is ready to hit
the sand.
She shifts Boo-Boo into four-wheel drive,
and, with muffler at peak noise threshold,
proceeds to slew slightly sideways onto the
beach, heading for the waterline.
Even just a few minutes after six a.m.
Central Time, there is already a handful of
souls on the beach.
0 Boone drives in low gear just above the
high water mark, bumping and grinding over
pockets and mounds of sand, watching' for
turtle tracks, or "crawls," laughing at the


ghost crabs dropping out of sight into their
holes as the Sidekick roars over them.
As she maneuvers along.the beach, she
expands on the patrol's method of operation.
The patrol used to cover their territory
on foot, she says, which was an exhausting
trip each day. Now, thanks to the generosity
of volunteers, supporters and charitable
donations, they have vehicles in which to drive
the routes. For instance, says Boone, the
Sidekick she is driving today was a donation
from Dick Schweikert, who maintains it and
keeps it running.
Noting the unusual amount of shells on
the beach at this time of year, Boone says
the patrol members "try to drive a fine line
between leaving shells for people to pick up
and just driving on the sand."
"During the summer, dodging tourist

(See TURTLE PATROL on Page 2B) i


Gulf County Health Responders Begin Planning for Avian Flu


-i E .By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
In an all-day workshop last week,
r.IF. about 80 Gulf County community leaders,
emergency officials, health care workers,
education leaders, and a host of other people
began thinking about the difficult decisions
E and choices they may have to make in the
near future.
At the forefront of the discussions was
S"the specter of Asian avian flu, commonly
called "bird flu," which is expected to become
-.. q a pandemic soon.
v "There will be a lot of questions, but there
J.won't be a lot of answers right now," said
Marshall Nelson, Director of the Gulf County
Emergency Management Office. "We need to
go ahead and start planning for what may
happen, because there will be little help from
S. hi! the state or federal governments."
-- r That thought was the basis for beginning
A& preparations now, according to all officials
~s conducting the workshop.
As most of America learned during
,W last year's hurricane season, especially
after Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma,
government help may not be available, and
what is available may not be nearly enough.
A flu pandemic will be much, much worse.
According to Douglas Kent, Administrator
of the Gulf County Health Department, "Each
community will have to take care of itself.
You are going to have to depend on your
neighbor and yourself for protection.
"It's just a matter of time before it's [bird
flu] is in this country. The clock is ticking.
We just don't know what time it is.
"We know we are going to have an
From slide collection, Department of Medical Microbiology, Edinburgh University. epidemic, we just don't know what kind and
During a sneeze, millions of tiny droplets of water and mucus are expelled at about 200 miles per hour. The droplets containing virus particles or bac-
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traps is hard," she says, "and
we try not to run over the
sand castles. Holidays are
more difficult, so we try to get
out even earlier."
As she stops periodically
to examine posted nests, she
consults a thick log book that
stays in the car. In it are
all kinds of notes on nests,
weather, conditions and other
valuable information about
the beach, marine and shore
life that the patrol uses in its
documentation work.
When nests are located,
the patrol constructs a four-
post barrier, complete with
yellow barricade tape, around
the nest.
Then each nest is clearly
numbered, covered and
secured with a large sheet of
heavy wire screen, to prevent
animals from digging up the
eggs, and posted with a very
visible, readable sign, warning
people to leave it alone.
Volunteers donate their


Subject
By this time Boone has
completed her run to the west
of Mexico Beach, turning
around at the Tyndall Air
Force Base boundary and
returning to the canal, where
she slides her way back up
to the road and onto U.S. 98,
heading to the public beach
access off Circle Drive on the
eastern side of the canal.
More people are out on
the beach, and Boone begins
steering a weaving pattern,
trying to dodge the dozens of
chairs, tents and lounges on
the sand.
She passes the berm work
underway in Mexico Beach
and stops to check on the
seaward side of several berm
construction areas, looking
for crawls. Fortunately today,
there are none.
The berms can present a
problem, she says, and the
turtle patrol makes its daily
run before berm work begins


some wondering who she is
and why she is driving on
this stretch of beach. But
when they see the turtle
patrol signs on either side of
the car, they smile and wave.
"Most people are very
helpful," she says, "actually
helpful to a fault." She laughs,
telling of people who have
run out and yelled at her for
disturbing a nest until they
discover who she is.
On the air force base the
biggest threat to hatchlings is
raccoons and opossums that
steal eggs and capture the
hatchlings as they emerge,
says Boone.
"But beach lighting, is
really where we struggle,
and is the biggest threat to
turtles on this section," she
explains.
"Most people who visit
here are city people, and
they are not comfortable with
the dark, so they want light
at night and they turn on


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An example of what not to do around turtle nests. No human activity should be this close to a
nest.


own vehicles, gas money,
upkeep, and sometimes
even wire and stakes to
their turtling activities, says
Boone.
Shedding Light On The


during the week. If there are
signs of nesting, work will
have to wait until the nest is
relocated..
People on the beach and
on balconies stop and stare,


everything. This is why it's
so important for real estate


mane Logan/ ne Star
All nests are clearly marked and protected so people will not disturb them.


people and rental companies
to instruct visitors on lighting
on the beach, and to make
sure the information gets out
into the public.
"That's where Barbara
[Eells] comes in. Barbara is
really an educator first and
foremost. And that's such
an advantage for us. She
approaches the challenges
not as 'how can I punish, but
how can I educate them?' "
By now Boone has
bumped her way the length
of Mexico Beach, through
Beacon Hill and onto the
sands at St. Joe Beach.
At one stop she points
out two problems. One is
the number of ghost crabs,
big ones the size of her hand,
that seem to be in, great
abundance near a number of
marked nests.
"Ghost crabs, they love
our baby turtles," she says.
"But on the other hand, ghost
crabs are indicators of how
healthy our beaches are."
She' also points out two
chairs and a picnic table
almost on top of a marked
nest, just off a boardwalk
behind a house, explaining
that this 'is a problem that
will have to be addressed.


By The Numbers
"We cannot, by law,
move turtle nests for the
convenience of people," says
Boone. "The turtle patrol
only moves nests when high
tide threatens them. We
can't even move nests if a
hurricane is coming and the
nests are in the open."
She explains that the
Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
does not want patrol members
to "mess with numbers,
balance, sex ratio or anything
else concerning the baby
turtles," so their guidelines
are very strict.
Since the sex of turtle
hatchlings is determined by
the depth and placement of
the eggs in the nest, Boone
says patrol members must be
very careful and very specific
when removing eggs and
relocating them into another
nest.
Someone in the group
devised a method of using old,
black, numbered film trays
that look like egg cartons
with numbers on each hole,
for removing eggs in order.
The -embryos set
themselves inside the egg


within the first 12 hours,
and cannot be moved after
that. Since turtles mostly lay
eggs during the night, the
patrol can only relocate eggs
before 9 a.m.; otherwise, says
Boone, "we would be altering
Mother Nature."
But it seems that Mother
Nature also compensates for
bad weather by making heavy
storm years banner years for
nests, increasing the chances
of a fair number of hatchlings
surviving hurricane season.
Boone is now driving
along the four mile stretch
of beach opposite the St.
Joe development called
WindMark, from Pine Street
at the east end of St. Joe
Beach to Dixie Belle Curve.
The dunes are rife with
marked nests. Boone's
explanation for the
abundance: "no lights, no
development, no people," she
says. Again, saving baby
turtles is a lighting issue,
she reiterates. Lights attract
ghost crabs. Lighted houses,
especially houses with lights
underneath or around the
foundation attract crabs.
When hatchlings crawl

(See TURTLE PATROL on Page 12B)


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for Miss Florida
Rachel Bixler, the 2006
Miss Florida State University
will be competing for the title of
Miss Florida in Miami, Florida,
the week of July 1-July 8. The
final night of competition will
be held at the Miami Dade
County Auditorium on July 8.
Rachel can receive mail at:
The Hilton Miami Airport
Attention: Rachel Bixler
Miss Florida Pageant
Miss Florida State
University
5101 Blue Lagoon Drive
Miami, Florida 33126

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What- Troop 47 Flea
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When- Saturday July 1,.
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Oak Grove Ave, Port St. Joe
Why- Funds for Bus
Repairs, Fix A/C and Rear
Axle
Contact- Ben Welch,
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Certified Board Distinction Two-year-old Honors His
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The Cerilled BoJard Distinction ll is earned uy a scnxiui u cuar
when the majority of the school board members has individu-
ally received the Certified Board Member (CBM) Distinction.
Individuals on the Gulf County School Board who are recipients
of the CBM distinction include:
* George Cox-earned the distinction in November 2005 and
now has completed a total of 143 points in the Program
Charlotte .Pierce-completed the CBM Program in June
1995 and has accumulated 842 points while participating
in the Program.
Billy Quinn-received the distinction in June 2003 and has
now engaged 190 hours of programmatic training activities.
Linda Wood-awarded the distinction in December 2002
and has amassed 277 points in the CBM Program.
Danny Little who was recently appointed by the Governor
to the School Board has already earned 46 points in the
Program and is well on his way to attaining the distinction
.in the near future.
For each school board member, it was necessary to com-
plete 96 hours of training in 11 curricitar areas m addition to
annually completing 18 hours of training to maintain an active
status with the program. The Certified Board Member Program
is a VOLUNTARY training program for individual school board
members, and it provides leadership training by focusing on
the governance roles and responsibilities of board members.
Training topics required in the CBM Program include: stu-
dent learning, boardmanship, school finance, legislative pro-
cesses, policymaking, strategic planning, school law, commu-
nity involvement, advocating for public education, multicultural
diversity, employee relations, and current trends and issues in
.education.
The Certified Board award signifies a commitment by the
school board to actively pursue formalized training for its mem-
bers as they strive to enhance student learning opportunities
and to advance excellence and promote equity in public educa-
tion. This training also instills knowledge and awareness of key
educational issues, enabling the school board to provide expert
leadership for students and the community.


Relay for Life


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The Relay for Life Celebration was held on Tues. June 20 at
Family Life Church, Port St. Joe. All teams were honored with
certificates with the John C. Gainous VFW Post 10069 winning
the top spirit award for amassing the most points. Shown here
is Andrew Rutherford, presenting the traveling award to Ginny
Seefeldt, Team Captain and Senior Vice President of the Ladies
Auxlliary.


Grandma Sez: Eat a Good Breakfaut

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

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


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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)


Dad Serving In Iraq


On March 10th, 2006,
Billy was entered into the
NEW STAR DISCOVERY Most
Beautiful Baby Contest region-
al competition at the Carlsbad
Mall. At just 2 years old, Billy
won the overall competition
and \w'as invited to represent
North County in the State
Finals held in Bakersfield, CA
on June 10, 2006.
While in Bakersfield, Billy
won first place in three select
categories, out of nearly 70
other children. One category in
which he was entered in was a
representation of the State of
California. Billy proudly boast-
ed a costume of an exact rep-
lica of a dress blue uniform,
bars and all, to represent
Camp Pendleton, California.
It was through this category in
which Billy gracefully stole the
hearts of everyone in the audi-


ence when he proudly stood by
the Marine Corp Emblem and
shouted "Ooh-rah!" in honor
of his daddy, Lance Corporal
Donald Ray Baker, Jr., who is
proudly serving in Iraq. Lance
Corporal Donald Baker will be
coming home in August, which
will be just in time to see
the birth of his new daughter,
Kaydee Rae Baker.
His family would like
to wish him a very Happy
Birthday and a safe and
speedy return back to his
wife, Sara Baker, and his
two children, Billy and
Kaydee. who are patiently
awaiting on the homefront.
And to all the men who are
.proudly serving overseas,
we'd like to wish you all a
Happy Birthday Day!


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World Refugee



Day on June 20
TALLAHASSEE The Florida Department of Health
(DOH) and its Refugee Health Program celebrate June 20,
2006 as World Refugee Day. In 2000, the United Nations
General Assembly designated this day in recognition and
celebration of the contributions of refugees throughout
the world. The annual event is marked by a variety of
activities in more than 100 countries. This year's theme
is "Keeping the Flame of Hope Alive," in order to draw
public attention to the millions of refugees worldwide who
are forced to flee their homes.
"We are very proud to celebrate World Refugee Day
and to acknowledge the important services that Florida's
County Health Departments provide to promote public
health and enhance the personal health status and self-
sufficiency of refugees who resettle in our state," said M.
Rony Frangois, M.D., M.S.EH., Ph.D., Secretary of Health.
To commemorate this day, the Florida Refugee Health
Program has several activities planned in conjunction
with the World Refugee Day celebration, including a lunch
and learn seminar as well as several informational dis-
plays throughout DOH.
In 2005, approximately 5,207 refugees from 49 dif-
ferent countries of origin arrived in Florida. Cuba was
the primary country of origin, although all regions of the
world are represented in Florida's refugee population. A
total of 19,230 clients eligible for refugee services were
provided health assessments and immunizations during
that year, including refugees, Cuban/Haitian entrants,
victims of human trafficking and unaccompanied alien
minors.
DOH promotes and protects the health and safety
of all people in Florida through the delivery of quality
public health services and the promotion of health care
standards. For more information on DOH World Refugee
Day activities or the Refugee Health Program, please
visit http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Disease ctrl/refugee/index.
html.

Bay County Guardian ad Litem Program
The Bay County Guardian ad Litem Program is seeking vol-
unteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children.
If you have been searching for a unique way to help the children
in our community, and can volunteer a few hours a month,
please call 747-5180 for more information and an application.




Pet of the WeQek


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Humane Society -
Gracie, a female blue heeler (australian cattle dog),
(pictured); Prince, Yellow lab male, Tater, a nine month
old red bulldog, Max and Mindy, four month old chocolate
lab beauties, Jeter, a grown black lab male, Betsy, a hound
mix four and a half months old; 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.

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resented as well as the City of
Pensacola. They will all be on-
hand to read the proclamations
proclaiming July 22nd, 2006
- Americans with Disabilities
Act Day Education through
Education! Sherri Myers will
end with a thank you to all the
participants, volunteers, spon-
sors and all the organizations
taking an integral part of this
day. Finally, a cake beautifully
decorated by Ann McGraw will
be cut and served along with
other refreshments. This day
is promised to be fun for all.


Marie Logan/The Star


"Land of the Free, Home of the Brave"
Amelia, the wounded bald eagle recovering at the St. Joe/Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary, is a prime example of America's fighting
spirit.


ADA Torch Relay


It is that time of the year
again! Most of you know me
from the past years, for those
of you that are new please
call if you would like to know
more about this event! This
is our 6th year and our group
has grown into well over 400
in attendance! We could use
goodies for our goodie bags
tool Call if you would like to
view a slide show! We need
mascots too! Please Publish in
Community Events, Local and
State over the next few weeks.
Every day in Community
Events, if possible until July
22, 2006. If you need more
information please contact
Sherri Myers, 595-5566, ext
22.
The following organiza-
tions will gather together July
22nd to celebrate the 16th
Anniversary of the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA)
becoming a law; Center for
Independent Living of NWF,
Inc. Pensacola Association
for the Deaf, Inc. Deaf
Communications Specialist
Center, Inc.; United Cerebral
Palsy of NWF, Inc. ; The
Disabilities Summit Council;
Pensacola Junior College;
University of West Florida;
ARC Gateway; We Have Rights;
Pensacola Bay Transportation;
Florida Alliance for Assistive
Services and Technology
(FAAST); Southeastern
Guide Dog Puppy Raisers;
Advocacy for the Chemically
Sensitive; The Autism Society
of the Panhandle of Florida;
Vocational Rehabilitation Area
1; Family Care Council Area
1 ; Escambia County Area


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Transit; Brain Injury Network
of Florida; BlazeSports
Pensacola; City of Pensacola;
ESE Parent Liaisons and
Pensacola Pen Wheels, Inc.
- Pensacola Employ the
Handicap Council.
The walk, roll or run will
begin with the United States
NAS Color Guards carrying
the Torch passing it to People
with Disabilities along the
mapped area of Pensacola Jr.
College and will end at the
Student Center at Pensacola
Jr. College. We expect more
than 400 people to attend.
Torchbearers are people with
disabilities who will carry
the torch in short segments
along designated routes from
the parking lot off College
Parkway, PJC and end at the
Student Center.
The relay is to commemo-
rate the passage of the ADA
and bring the communities
attention that the ADA is a
law and that people with dis-
abilities deserve that right to
participate equally in society.
Participants will round corners
with their specially designed T-
Shirts, brightly colored noise-
makers and will proudly dis-
play their banners.
Immediately following
the arrival of the torch at the
Pensacola Student Center,
sponsoring organizations will
host a reception with digni-
taries and media. Mr. Frank
Cherry, Executive Director of
CIL, will.give a brief summary
of the Torch Relay and intro-
duce the special guest speak-
ers on a Local and State level.
Escambia County will be rep-


MANY THANKS TO OUR
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FOODWORLD,ALBERTSONS,
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Gertrude Marion Hough
Mrs. Marion S. Hough, 69, of White City, Fla. passed away
on Friday, June 23, 2006 in a Panama City hospital. She was
born in Orlando, Fla. and had resided in the Bay Countyarea
for 22 years.
Survivors include four daughters: Cindy Davis and husband
Marty of Lynn Haven, Fla., Peggy Shiver of Panama City, Fla.,
Linda Blythe of Panama City Beach, Fla., LeeAnn Harris and
husband Gregg of Canton, Georgia; three sons: Glen Hough
and wife Jennifer of Orlando, Fla., Ransom Hough and wife
Victoria of Panama City Beach, Fla., Patrick Ryan and wife Laura
of Panama City, Fla.; two brothers: Authur William Steinman
of DeLeon Springs, Fla., Ralph W. Steinman and wife Vona
of Brooksville, Fla.; mother-in-law: Irene Smith of Bodfish,
Calif., sixteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Gary Delmar
Hough; her grandchild: Gary Delmar Hough, II; her brother:
David Steinman; her father: Donald Steinman; and her mother:
Margaret Steinman.
Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Sat., July
1, 2006 at Oak Grove Assembly of God Church, 613 Madison
St., Port St. Joe, Fla. with Brother Dave Fernandez officiating.
Interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando, Fla.



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CHURCH NEWS


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Superior Banking SOUTHERLAND FAMILY COMFORTER COSTING & COSTING Rish, Gibson, Schol
Port St. Joe Mexico Beach FUNERAL HOME LAW OFFICES & Groom, P.A.
Apalachicola Carrabelle FUNERAL HOME w "Rocky" Comforter Charles A. Costiniom
For All Your 507 10th Street Port St. Joe L.F.D. Personal Injury Real Estate William J Rish, Thomas S Gibson,
Financial Needs 229-811(850) 227-1818 Workers' Compensation Russell Schoi, Paul W. Groom II
MEMBER FDoIC 2OUS, (850) 229-8111.., (850) 227-1159 (850) 229-8211


Words From Sunday Dinner


the Coast
I spent Sunday on my deck watching
small boats take off into the Gulf with a
fairly hefty chop going on. Not one person
was wearing a Personal Flotation Device
(PFD), also known as a life preserver, Mae
West, etc.
A PFD will cost you $5.99, about the
price of cigarettes or beer. A sudden thun-
derstorm could come up at any minute
and capsize your boat. Or a wave could
wash a person overboard in a flash. How
well do you think you could see a bobbing
head in the water?
Would you even know how to rescue
that person? There would not be enough
time to call for help. Do your passengers
know how to spot a "man overboard?"
There are lots of Coast Guard Auxiliary
courses available to teach you to be safe
on the water.
As the skipper of the ship, you are
responsible for the safety of your passen-
gers. If you haven't briefed your passen-
gers regarding safety and life preservers,
you will be held at fault in case of injury
or death.
If you would like to find out how to
learn more information, or have a compli-
mentary vessel safety check of your boat,
just call Curtis or Marcia Low at 647-3858
and we will be glad to check safety items
with you. Should you need safety equip-
ment, the inspection form will permit you
to buy needed equipment at a discount.
Have a safe and happy Fourth of July.
Marcia S. Low, Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 1-9, Panama City Beach,
Florida


Sparkling Comedy

"The Constant Wife"

Hits Mad Cow Stage
ORLANDO, FL It's 1926 do you know
where your husband is? That's one of the cen-
tral questions running through THE CONSTANT
WIFE, the witty and wise comedy of marriage,
manners and morals by the great English play-
wright and novelist W. Somerset Maugham.
THE CONSTANT WIFE was recently revived on
Broadway, where it received four.Tony nomina-
tions. Now MAD, COW THEATRE brings this
delightful play to its intimate downtown home,
where it will open on June 29th.
Set in fashionable London in the 1920's
THE CONSTANT WIFE tells the story of
Constance Middleton, the wife of a wealthy sur-
geon, who is surrounded by friends andrela-
tives eager to divulge that her husband, John,
is having an affair with her best friend, Marie-
Louise. Constance alone apparently suspects
nothing, but we find out quickly that she has a
few aces up her sleeve.
MAD COW'S production of THE
CONSTANT WIFE features a superlative cast,
including Elizabeth Dean in the pivotal role
of Constance, with Mark Edward Smith as
her wayward husband John, Dena Kology as
the flirtatious Marie-Louise, Peg O'Keef as her
staunchly conservative mother, and Tommy
Keesling as her old flame Bernard. Heather
Lea Charles, Jennifer Christa Palmer, Jay
Hopkins and David Amheida round out the cast.
Artistic Director Alan Bruun is directing, with
Scenery by Rebecca Pancoast, Costumes by
Rich Kuntz, Lighting by Erin Miner, and Wigs
by Ron Wolek.
THE CONSTANT WIFE open June 29 and
continues for four scintillating weeks through
July 23, 2006 at Mad Cow Theatre, 105
South Magnolia Avenue in downtown Orlando.
Tickets can be purchased through the Mad Cow
Box Office at 407.297.8788 or online at www.
madcowtheatre.com.
Tickets may be ordered by calling the
box office at 407.297.8788 or online at www.
madcowtheatre.com.


Dinner will be served at New Bethel
A.M.E. Church on Sunday July 2 from
11:30 AM until 2:00 PM. The menu is Fried
Chicken, Hamburger Steak, Field Peas,
Corn Casserole, Rice, Gravy, Cornbread,
Dessert and Tea.
You may eat in or take out dinners.
To place an order, please call 229-
6179.
The church's location is 146 Ave C.



Go and Tell
If you know Jesus, tell everyone you
see.
Tell about His saving grace, how He
died for you and me.
Tell about the miracles, like turning
the water into wine.
Tell about the casting of devils out of a
man, into a herd of swine.
Tell about feeding the 5,000 with 2 fish
and 5 loaves of bread.
Tell about raising Lazarus, and the
widow's son from the dead.
Tell about the lame man, how Jesus
made him whole.
Tell about the woman caught in adul-
tery, and the saving of her soul.
Tell about Peter's mother-in-law, as she
lay sick with a fever.
How only the touch of Jesus' hand, did
immediately relieve her.
Tell about healing the leper, and how
He made the blind to see.
And healing a man with the palsy say-
ing, thy sins be forgiven thee.
It's sad that Jesus had to die for our
sins.
But it's great that He rose again.
The Bible tells us how, but it doesn't
say when.
But we know that He's coming back
again.
If you're not ready, you had better get
right.
Because it could be today, or even
tonight.
By Billy Johnson


y you're Among friends at
Oak Grove Assembly ofGod
David A. fernandez,rPastor
Office: 850-227-1837 'Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613,Madison Street TortSt. Joe. f
Schedule ofServices
Sunday Wednesday
Sunday School 9:45am : .MidW7eek Meal 5.-Opm
Morning Worship 10:45am ,MidWeekible Study 6:15pm
X dson theMove 10:45am ,inlstry In actionn 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth c i-yw>
Men's Mnistry Monday 6:30pm
LCades Ministry Tuesday- 7:00pm
Dynamic 'Paise Worship Peaching thePure Word


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today to let everyone in the
community know what's
happening in your church!


FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and Monument 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.
F. Ci., 7:00 p.m.
K All Times are EST


Rev. Malcolm "Mac" Fulcher
PASTOR
JeffWhiny
Minister ofMmsilYouth
Deborah Loyless
DirectorofChildrenmMinistries


Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:
Siglan b Viewt 3aptist t uai)
382 Ling Street Highland View
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


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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: 11:00 am (CDT)


a "Our Cflurii i can l be your home"

F first Church of the il : Tarell
2420 Lon,. 1; nr, fort St. I ', .'rina 5" 4no.
(850) 229-9596


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Sunday Evenino Wnrship 6 p i
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111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday WorsipSieruies:8:00 a.m. & 9:30 a m CST
SndayilSchool: 10 45 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach Uniled Methodist Churh
NURSERn PovIDID
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


family li (hurh
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
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10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew
&
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Family Life Church
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)


"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


We meet at 314 Firehouse Road
Overstreet 850.647.1622
Sunday Bible Study lO0OOam EST
Sunday Worship 11:00am EST
Wednesday Bible Study 7:30pm EST
"We are about our Fathers business"




CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
Worship:


9 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday


Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
SCorner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue,



BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
S 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: GeneralAssembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 pan.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste'andee that the Lord is good: blessed is the mnan that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God blessyor!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725



b- first Baptist Cturch
fi t102 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
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .......... 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM. .... 7:49 am ET





First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
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SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:03 a.m tall ages)
Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:30 p.m
Please note, all times central!
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U1 3 L" in the Community"

\"8 |I A-u-c.[ Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
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
Home of Faith Christian School

TO KNOW CHRISTAND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

ST. JAMES'
/ EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sinday 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
www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845


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Long Avenue Baptist Church


Where Faith, Family &


Friendship are found
Bible Study Sunday: 9:15am
Worship: 10:30am and 7:00pm
Wednesday
A variety of ministries for all ages beginning at 6:30 pm

1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More Information Call 229-8691
18571


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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.

Volunteer Opportunity Listing
Florida's Long-term Care Ombudsman Program
needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who
protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted
living facilities and adult family care homes. The program is
comprised of 17 local councils throughout the state, and each
council is seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate
and resolve residents' concerns. All interested individuals who
care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of
long-term care facility residents who often have no one else to
advocate for them are encouraged to call toll-free (888) 831-
0404 or visit the program's web site at http://ombudsman.
myflorida.com.

Send Your Community Events to:
Write To: Be sure to put Community
The Star/Community Events News as the subject when
P.O. Box 308 mailing.
Port St Joe, FL 32457
Fax To: Announcements are limited
(850) 227-7212 to 50 words, and will run for a
Email To: maximum of 4 weeks.
starnews@starfl.com


Postings of all City Commission regular and special
meetings and workshops can be found at City Hall.
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 30th 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.


St. Joe's Windmark Beach Showhouse Open For July 4 Weekend Gulf County's
Home featured in current issue Southern Accents magazine i #I News Source'-:


WHAT: The public
can tour the 2006 Southern
Accents Showhouse at the new
residential and resort coast-
al community of WindMark
Beach, set on 2,020 beach-
front acres in Northwest
Florida, just two miles north
of Port St. Joe on Highway 98.
Admission is $12 for adults,
$6 for children under 17, and
free for children age 5 and
under. A portion of the pro-
ceeds will benefit Sacred Heart
Health System and Habitat for
Humanity of Gulf County.
WHEN: Public tours
are offered through the holi-
day weekend of June 30-July
4; home is open from 10 a.m.


to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday,
June 29-30; Sunday from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m., and Monday/
Tuesday July 3-4 from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
WHO: Story inter-
views can be arranged with
Phillip Sides Interior Design,
based in Rosemary Beach,
FL, as well as The St. Joe
Company's project team.
WHERE: WindMark
Beach is located 2 miles north
of the historic town of Port St.
Joe, 38 miles east of Panama
City and 22 miles west of
Apalachicola.
WHY: T h e
Showhouse will serve as a
showcase of design ideas,


and will be featured in the
July/August 2006 issue of
Southern Accents magazine
and its 500,000 readers. The
Showhouse's tasteful blend of
local Southern architecture
and modern panache is evi-
dent with its fenced-in pool
and pergola, large indoor gath-
ering room, two fireplaces -
one indoors and one outdoors
- five bedroom suites, most
with their own bath and dress-
ing rooms, private viewing
deck upstairs, and a spacious
outdoor summer kitchen.
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"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
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Everything You Need To Know About the Area, But Didn't Know To Ask:


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By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Just about everyone who
visits the beaches needs, at
some point in the vacation, a
little first aid, particularly for
problems not usually encoun-
tered in other parts of the
country.
Here are a few tips from the
American Medical Association
Handbook of First Aid and
Emergency Care, revised edi-
tion 2000, for some of the situ-
ations you might encounter in
the Florida Panhandle.
Best sunburn medicine
= The best protection is to use
sunscreen. Especially for chil-
dren and fair-skinned people,
use a high SPF, waterproof sun
screen and reapply at least
every 60-90 minutes and after
every foray into the water.


Remember, the hours
between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.,
sun time, are the most crucial
for sunburn. Also remember
that the sun is not on daylight
savings time, and adjust your
hours outside accordingly.
If you get burned, take
a vinegar bath, using white
vinegar. This helps pull the
heat and redness out of the
skin. Then generously apply
an aloe lotion, or other sooth-
ing lotion. Wear loose fitting,
light-colored clothing during
hot weather, but particularly
over sunburned skin. Severe
cases of sunburn need prompt
medical attention.
[Reporter's note: From
growing up at the beach, I
have used, very successfully
over the years, Noxema and
Solarcaine as sunburn lotions,


WaterColor Inn & Resort

celebrating Independence Day
WaterColor Inn & Resort in Santa Rosa Beach Florida is
celebrating Independence Day the old-fashioned way with a ban-
quet of festive and patriotic activities for the entire family.
The following activities are open to the public:
The WaterColor Bike Parade is on Saturday, July 1 from
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to the best in
show, best overall, most spirited, and most creative. Feel free to
push, pull, or pedal your bikes or strollers through WaterColor
in this memorable event. It is an event for everyone from avid
bikers to those who want to watch from the sidelines.
The "Old-Fashioned Fourth Celebration" is on Saturday,
July 1 at 10:00 a.m.(immediately following the Bike Parade) in
front of the Market and Cerulean's, with the nostalgic pleasures
of century-old games, classic fare, and patriotic prizes.
*, Create-your-own Sundae Party on Saturday, July 1 from
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the WaterColor Market.
The following activities are open to WaterColor guests and
residents (only):
Live entertainment and dining at the Beach Club's
upstairs bar
The annual 4th of July Barbecue on July 2 at the Beach
Club
A "kids' night out"
Outdoor dining on the BaitHouse's Pool Deck
A youth kickball blast at Camp WaterColor
An adult kickball blast at Camp WaterColor
Visit www.watercolorvactions.com for additional informa-
tion. To participate in the Bike Parade please pre-register by
calling 850.534.5000 ext. 5008 or 866-426-2656


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Best first aid for sting-
ray sting = If you step on a
stingray in the water, make
your way to shore immedi-
ately. As quickly as possible,
submerge the affected area
(almost always the feet or legs)
into hot water, as hot as the
person can stand. But be sure
not to scald the person.
Get immediate medical
help.
Keep the affected area sub-
merged in hot water during
transport to a medical facility.
Hot water helps break down
the toxins in the stingray barb,
but it takes at least 90 minutes
to deactivate the venom.
An x-ray is always recom-
mended to determine if the
barb broke off in the sting
site. Removing any piece of a
stingray barb requires medical
expertise, and it is impera-
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which it is lodged.
Symptoms: intense pain
in the area of the sting; nau-
sea, vomiting, and/or abdomi-
nal cramps; fast heart rate;
dizziness; muscle cramps or
spasms.
Best first aid for jel-
lyfish sting = The best first
aid is not to handle any jel-
lyfish at all. Barring that, if
you have an encounter with a
jellyfish and/or its tentacles,
immediately wash the affected
area with sea water or vinegar.
Do not wash the area with
fresh or tap water this only
stimulates the stinging cells to
release more venom.
Rub the area with a paste
of sand and sea water, then
apply meat tenderizer immedi-
ately to the affected area. Meat
tenderizer can be purchased
very easily and inexpensively
at the local dollar stores, and
everyone should carry a can-


Sister of meat tenderizer to the
beach in his or her beach bag.
All jellyfish stings should
be monitored closely for 24
hours because some individu-
als have allergic reactions to
the stings. If the sting area
becomes excessively red or
swollen and/or itches exces-
sively, if the person has short-
ness of breath, weakness, chest
pain, or faints, get immediate
medical help.
Best first aid for ant
stings = For any ant sting or
bite, particularly fire ants, as
quickly as possible wash the
area with soap and water.
Do not break any blisters
caused by ant bites doing
so can cause infection and
spread the toxin.
Place ice wrapped in cloth
or cold compresses on the sting
area to decrease the absorp-
tion and spread of venom.
If you step on a nest of fire
ants (and several other types


of ants), they will swarm up
your leg and attack in force.
Medical problems from fire
ant bites can be severe, from
the initial painful bite to sec-
ondary infection or allergic
reaction. Get medical help if
necessary.
[Reporter's note: From
personal experience, I have
found two things that work
for me. One, applying full
strength Australian tea tree
oil on the bite works wonders.
It is available at pharmacies
and health food stores. Two,
applying a wet tea bag to the
area within five minutes after
a bite usually eliminates the
stinging, burning and blister-
ing from the bite. I use inex-
pensive store-brand black tea
bags and hold the wet bag
on the affected area about 15
minutes. Again, this is not
medical advice, just something
I have found that works for
me.)


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Up the H.E.A.T. This Summer


Enforcement Effort to Save Lives


GulfCounty Sheriff's Office
and the Florida Department
of Transportation (FDOT) and
law enforcement throughout
the state want to make sure
motorists are safe this sum-
mer on the roadways. The
"Summer H.E.A.T." (Heavy
Enforcement of All Traffic)
campaign reminds everyone to
drive safely and obey all traf-
fic laws. Safety belt, impaired
driving, and speeding viola-
tions will not be tolerated.
Preliminary data from
the Florida Department of
Highway Safety and Motor
Vehicles (DHSMV) shows that
487 people died on Florida
roads last summer in less
than a two month period.
Many of these deaths could
have been prevented. Almost
62 percent of those killed in
vehicles equipped with safety
belts were not buckled up at
the time of the crash. About
34 percent of the total fatali-
ties last summer were alcohol


related.
The Gulf County Sheriff's
Office fully supports this
enforcement effort because the
goal is to save lives. Last sum-
mer there were almost 39,000
traffic crashes in Florida.
The risk of sustaining life-
long injuries or being killed
in a motor vehicle crash is
very high. Always using your
safety belt, driving the speed
limit, and driving sober will
help you and your loved ones
significantly decrease the risk
of being seriously injured or
dying in a crash.
"Too many people don't
realize that hundreds of peo-
ple are killed on our roads in
Florida during the summer,"
said Sheriff Dalton Upchurch.
"It's time to buckle up, secure
the kids in their child safety
seats or booster seats, drive
sober, and obey the speed lim-
its."
Although twenty percent
of the nation's population


resides in the Southeastern
United States, data from the
National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA)
shows twenty-five percent of
the nation's total crash fatali-
ties occur in the South.
"We are stepping up
enforcement efforts through-
out the summer to remind
motorists they must obey
Florida's traffic laws," said
Sheriff Dalton Upchurch.
"Summer is a great time of the
year, so don't ruin it by prac-
ticing unsafe driving habits."
"Summer H.E.A.T." Public
Service Announcements,
funded by the FDOT Safety
Office, will be airing statewide
reminding everyone to drive
safely.
The goal of law enforce-
ment is for Florida's roads
to be safer this summer. The
"Summer H.E.A.T." campaign
is in full force so drive the
speed limit, drive sober, and
always use your safety belt.


Bronson Announces Arrest of Carrabelle

Resident for Growing Pot in Yard

TALLAHASSEE--Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson today announced the arrest of a Carrabelle man for the illegal cultivation of cannabis in
his back yard.
The case began after investigators with Bronson's Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement
received information about a man growing marijuana on his property.
After contact was made with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and the Carrabelle Police,
Department, a search warrant was obtained and. served jointly earlier today (June 22, 2006) by.
investigators at the home of Harrison Lively, 53, at 124 Pine Log Landing Road, Carrabelle.
luvtesugators found some 53 marijuana plants growing in his back yard along with other drug
paraphernalia ard charged the man with, illegal harvesting of cannabis, a third-degree felony.
Lively was booked into the Franklin County Jail without incident.
















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GULF COUNTY DOH
Investigation


SHERIFFS REPORT Leads To Arrest


The Gulf County Sheriff's
Office will be conducting vehi-
cle safety inspections during
the months of May and Jun.
The safety inspection check
points will be at various loca-
tions throughout the county,
Highway 71 north of Westarm
Creek Bridge, Highway
22 near the intersection of
Highway 22A, Highway 71
Honeyville Area, Highway 98
St. Joe Beach, Highway 98 and
Garrison Ave, C30 Simmons
Bayou.
6/09/2006
24, Anthony Lee Watts, W/M,
Port St. Joe, FTA
6/10/2006
23, Tameka Leigh Black, W/F,
Port St. Joe, FTA Battery,
6/12/2006
Kerry Lyndon Thompson,
B/M, 27, Port St. Joe, Violation
Probation Resisting Without
Violence
Herman Frank Keller III,
W/M, 41, Wewahitchka, VOP-
DUI
Regina Lynn Heckenlively,
W/F, 35, Port St. Joe, DWLSR
Brian David Traylor, W/M,
29, Wewahitchka, DWLSR
Jessie Lavon Johnson,
W/M, 26, Wewahitchka. FTA
Battery X 3
61'3.2006
Oscar Sanchez, H/M, 32,
Port St. Joe, No Valid Driver
License
James Anthony Reagon,
W/M, 35, Port St. Joe. Child
Support. Possession Cocaine,
DWLSR
6 15 2006
Charles Duane Melvin, W/
M. 36. Wewahitchka. Contempt
of Court
Thomas Earl Causey, W/
M, 47, Panama City. Harassing.
Phone Calls
6 162006
Salomon Gordilla
Ramirez. WM, 22, Port St.
Joe, No \'ald Driver License
RicardoRuiz. HM. 24.Port
St. Joe. Allowing Unauthorized
Person to Drive
Jesus Cabrera. H'M. 34.
Port St. Joe. No Valid Driver
License
617. 2006
John Stuart Sununers. W'
NM, 45. Port St. Joe. Violation
Injuncuon for Protection
Mary Ann Jones. BI'
F. 53, Nliami. Introduction
Contraband into Correctional


Facility
6/18/06
Christine Marie Garcia, W/
F, 18, Tallahassee, DUI, Serious
Bodily Injury, Possession
Alcohol Under 21
6/20/2006
John Patrick Julius, B/
M, 35, Port St. Joe, Child
Support
6/21/2006
Jermanie Topaze, B/
M, 31, Apalachicola,
FTA-Domestic Battery
.Joshua Aaron Causey, W/
M, 23, Wewahitchka, Battery
On 6/16/2006 Deputies
responded to a disturbance
call on Alabama Ave in St. Joe
Beach. When Deputies arrived
they found active warrants for
Failure to Appear on both sub-
jects involved in the distur-
bance. Lori Jayne Grishom w/f
43 and Wallace Wade Tillery
w/m 49 were both arrested
and taken to the Gulf County
Jail.
On 6/17/2006 Deputies
for the Narcotics Unit met
with an undercover opera-
tive. The operative stated
that he could buy marijuana
from a person in the Gulf
Air Subdivision. The operative
went to the residence and pur-
chased a $120.00 bag of mari-
juana from 'Tyler Scott Moussi.
Tyler Scott Moussi w/m 20
was arrested and charged with
possession of marijuana, sale
of marijuana and possession
of marijuana he is in the Gulf
County Jail with a $75,000.00
bond..
On 6/192006 Deputies
arrested Michael Laverne
Quinn b'in 39 Port St. Joe for
nolation of probation for pos-
session of a controlled sub-
stance. Mr. Quinn has been
placed on drug offender pro-
bation on June 6. 2005 and it
is alleged he was out past his
curfew.
On 6,21 2006- Deputies
stopped a vehicle occupied by
Mary Rachel Nowling w f 18
of Port St. Joe. There was
a warrant for Ms. Nowling
for a violation of probation.
Deputies received permission
to search the car and found
a quantity of marijuana, that
Ms. Novwhng claimed as hers
She was arrested for violation
of probaton and possession of
marijuana.


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The Florida Department
of Health's (DOH) South
Florida Unlicensed Activity
(ULA) Unit announced that
their joint investigation'
with the Miami-Dade Police-
Department (MDPD) has ledc
to the arrest of seven individu-'
als for the unlicensed practice,
of massage therapy, which is a
first degree misdemeanor and
punishable by up to one year
in jail.
In lieu of a physical.
arrest, the seven individu-,
als were given Promise to;
Appear (PTA) notices. The
joint operation began at noon'
on Wednesday, June 21 and
concluded in the early morn-1
* ing hours on Thursday, June
22. Detectives from the MDPD,'
Medical Investigative Unit,
along with DOH ULA investi-
gators, secured a hotel room,'
then called and set appoint-
ments with individuals who
advertised massage therapy
services in a local newspapers
Undercover detectives were-
under close circuit (CC) video
surveillance during the opera-,
tion.
DOH has several resourc-'
es to combat unlicensed activ-
ity:
Consumers are.
encouraged to use DOH's Web
site www.flhealthsource.com'
,where they can conveniently
view the license information-
of their health care practitio-.
ner.
Complaints may be
filed anonymously by coin-
pleting and mailing the conm-
plaint form on the DOH Web
site or calling 1-877-HALT-
ULA or 1-888-419-3456.
The Florida Department
of Health's IDOHI unlicensed
activitN program, protects
Florida residents and visitors
from the potentially serious
and dangerous consequenc-
es of receiving medical and
health care services from an
unlicensed person. DOH's
Division of Medical Quality
Assurance (MQA) investigates
and refers for prosecution all
unlicensed health care activi-
ty complaints and allegations.
The unlicensed activity unit
works in conjunction with
law enforcement and the state
attorney's offices to prosecute
individuals practicing without
a license. Unlicensed activ-
ity is a felony level criminal
offense. More importantly.
receiving health care from
unlicensed people is danger-
ous and could result in fur-
ther injury. disease or even
death.
The mission of MQA
is to protect and promote
the health of all persons in
Florida by diligently regulat-
ing health care practitioners
and facilities. MQA, m con-
junction with 22 boards and
six councils. regulates six
types of facilities and more
than 40 health care profes-
sions. MQA evaluates the
credentials of all applicants
for licensure, issues licens-
es, analyzes and investigates
complaints, inspects facilities,
assists in prosecuting practice
act violations, combats unli-
censed activity and provides
credential and discipline his-
tory about licensees to the
public. Visit http:/,/www.doh
state.fl.us/mqa' for additional
information about MQA.


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Avian Flu
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Kent told the attendees
that in a pandemic, after
the initial outbreak, the
virus may come in waves
every three or four months,
circling the globe two or
three times in as many
years. Each time the virus
will probably mutate.
Influenza pandemics
have occurred three times
in the 20th century. The
first was the pandemic of
1918-1919, considered
the worst pandemic so far
in recorded history from
any cause. In the United
States, it is estimated that
675,000 influenza-related
deaths occurred. Up to 50
million deaths occurred
worldwide.
The virus was unusual
in that it attacked
young, healthy adults
in disproportionate
numbers.
The so-called "Spanish
Flu" of 1918-1919 mutated
from farm animals in
Kansas to troops who
trained there, then went
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It was originally
thought that U.S. troops
contracted the virus in
Europe and brought it
home with them to the
United States.
The other two
pandemics, in 1957-1958
and 1968-1969, though
not nearly as severe,
caused far more deaths
than expected in a typical
influenza season.
In 1957-58, at least
70,000 deaths in the U.S.
and one to two million
deaths worldwide occurred.
In 1968-69, about 34,000
U.S. deaths and 700,000
deaths worldwide were the
result.
The virus identified
as the bird flu, presently
pegged as H5N1, is a
primitive form of life which
depends on a living host
to reproduce. "It always
originates in birds and
depends on mutation to
pass to humans," said
Kent. "We are waiting on
that shoe to drop."
Florida officials are
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and migratory birds in the
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in the U.S., accord
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system in place," he
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educational information
aimed at county and
community leaders
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spread, interventions, and
ines& potential impacts on the
etc.) health, economy and social
fabric of the community.
The second half
of the workshop was a
S group planning strategy
resulting in the beginnings
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action plan for considering


responses to a threat where Star News Editor
everyone may be on his or Croft contributed to t
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period of time.


Since much of the preparation for
self-quarantine and local survival are
the same as hurricane preparation,
now is an excellent time to go to the
following websites and make flue
preparations alongside hurricane
preparations:
www.pandemicflu.gov, perhaps
the most informative informational
site, this website provides checklists
and basic procedures for individuals,
families and businesses.
www.cdc,gov, the website of the
National Centers for Disease Control.


CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION SURVEY



Gulf District Schools, in partnership with the Gulf Coast Workforce Board, is

seeking input from the families of students in grades 8 11, recent high school

graduates, local businesses, and school faculties on the subject of Career

Technical Education. A Gulf District Schools Career Technical Education Survey,


along with a postage paid return envelope,

businesses throughout Gulf County.


is being mailed to homes and


Please take a few minutes to complete this brief, important survey to help us

collect a broad range of information and opinions relating to Career Technical

Education. With your input, we hope to better understand and prepare students

for future careers and meet tlhe needs of our employer community.


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* Pets (foods, litter, etc.)
* L:sic Medicine Cabinet & First Aid Supplies

* CUt-aning & Disinfectant Supplies
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Attend Florida Community Colleges Tuition Free


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TALLAHASSEE
Community Colleges and
Workforce Education
Chancellor David Armstrong
recently announced that the
Florida Community College
System (FCCS) can now offer
reimbursement for 100-per-
cent of tuition and fees for


Bright Futures Medallion
scholars at each of the state's
28 community colleges. This
represents an increase over
the 75-percent reimburse-
ment policy in years past.
The legislation benefits both
current and new Medallion
scholars.


Student Exchange Program
Looking for Host Families
High school students are coming from around the
world to study in Port Saint Joe. They will integrate
themselves into a Port Saint Joe family with the goal
of experiencing American culture as an American high
school student does. In turn they will provide insight
into their own culture, beyond the tidbits that can be
gleaned from second hand references. This is the essence
of student exchange. It is a unique and vital source of
knowledge and an empowering supplement to both the
American student's and the exchange student's educa-
tion and experience. It is also a lot of fun; life long
friendships are created every year as a result of student
exchange. Reunions are equally abounding and often in
the exchange student's home country. STS Foundation,
a non-profit student exchange organization, is proud to
help facilitate these relationships. They have been doing
so for the past 20 years and look forward to finding new
host families in Port Saint Joe and connecting them with
exchange students like Kim: she is a 17 year old girl from
the Netherlands who loves drawing, painting and SCUBA
diving. Konrad is a 15 year old competitive swimmer from
Sweden. He also likes playing tennis and building mod-
els. They are both excellent students and are very excited
to come to the area. They will have their own,spending
money and insurance. If your family would be interested
in being a host family for one of them please call Lillian
at 1-800-522-4678 or email at lillian(astsfoundation.org
and visit www.stsfoundation.org.



Kelly's Back


Mon. Tues. Sat.
at Aline's Salon


315
Williams Ave.
229-6600


Walk-Ins
Welcome


S*: :_ i. ;,. and "'.- at '' of Florida's 28 community colleges


"This new legislation will
create even greater access to
higher education for many
of Florida's students," said
Chancellor Armstrong.
"Providing the Medallion
scholars with an opportunity
to receive a quality commu-
nity college education without
having to worry about the
cost of tuition and fees is an
incredible foot in the door for
them to achieve the career
and lifestyle they desire."
New' legislation, signed
by Governor Jeb Bush to
become effective July 1,
will expand opportunities
for Florida's Bright Futures
Scholarship program and
supports Florida's long-
standing 2+2 system. The
legislation, approved dur-
ing the recent 2006 Florida
Legislative session, enables
Florida Medallion Scholars -
eligible high school graduates
with a 3.0 grade point average
- to receive free tuition and


fees if they attend a Florida
public community college
and enroll in courses toward
an associate degree.
Under previous legisla-
tion, Bright Futures schol-
arships paid 75-percent of
tuition for Medallion scholars
whether they attended a com-
munity college or state uni-
versity. Medallion students
now have a greater incentive
to enroll at one of Florida's
28 community colleges.
The, new legislation will
remove all financial barriers
for medallion scholarship
students to go to any commu-
nity college in the state; thus
allowing the first two years of
their post secondary educa-
tion to be fully underwritten.
These students could then
transfer to a state univer-
sity and finish their final two
years using the 75-percent
Bright Futures scholarship.
Florida's community col-
leges are gearing up to inform


Community Leaders Roundtable Needs Assessment
Workshop At Gulf Coast Community College
Gulf Coast Community College's Life Long Learning
Division will host the community Leaders Roundtable
Needs Assessment Workshop. in conjunction with the
United Way of Northwest Florida, on June 23, 2006
from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. in the Student Union East
Conference Center on campus.
The workshop will address the issues of transporta-
tion, health, basic needs, crisis management, housing,
education, employment, safety and other issues toward
building a better community. The purpose of this work-
shop is to set objectives for the project and to select a
Community Needs Assessment Steering Committee.
The Needs Assessment Workshop is free and open to
the public.
For additional information, call Lori Luppino at 872-
8318.


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high school students of this
new option and to handle the
applicants. Many institutions
are holding special events
this summer to allow priority
registration and tours for the
Medallion students.
The Florida Community
College System, through
its Foundation for Florida's
Community Colleges and in
partnership with the Florida
Lottery and the Florida
Cable Telecommunications
Association, is launching a
public service campaign to
alert Floridians to the change.
The campaign, to begin July
1, will include television and
radio public service announce-
ments, which encourages
interested students to log on
to www.fldoe.org or contact
their local community college
for more information.
The Florida Bright
Futures Scholarship Program
was created in 1997 by the
Florida Legislature. This'
Florida Lottery-funded schol-
arship program rewards
students for their academic
achievements during high
school by providing fund-
ing for them to pursue post-
secondary educational and
career goals in Florida.
During the 2004-
05 award year, more than
130,000 Florida students
received funding for a Florida
Bright Futures Scholarship.
More Information on
Florida Bright Futures
Scholarship Program can be
found online at www.flrn.edu/
doe/brfutures or by calling
toll-free at 1-888-827-2004.


Accredited
Professional
Preschool
Learning
Environment
(APPLE)
Kid's Corner Preschool,
Inc. has successfully com-
pleted a two-step accredita-
tion process with Accredited
Professional Preschool
Learning Environment
(APPLE). APPLE is a
national accrediting body
for licensed child care pro-
grams. This self study and
verification process evalu-
ates the indicators of qual-
ity as reflected in the early
learning program. All com-
ponents of the program
are examined to assure
the school is providing a
high quality learning envi-
ronment for all children.
Components within the
school that are examined
include, staffing creden-
tials, staff to child ratios,
curriculum, teacher/child
interaction, parent and
community involvement,
advocacy on behalf of the
industry and administra-
tive environment.
Schools that choose
to go through the APPLE
Accreditation process must
create a portfolio with exten-
sive documentation which
must be accumulated over
a period of a year. Once the
portfolio meets standards
then an APPLE verifier is
assigned to visit the school,
make observations and
conduct interviews.
"The APPLE
Accreditation process is
very rigorous and is aligned
with national standards.
When a school is APPLE
Accredited parents have the
assurance their children
are in a high quality early
learning program where the
social, emotional and intel-
lectual growth of the child
is at the core of the mis-
sion.


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Washington, D. C. Trip for Local Students


SOUTHPORT, Fla.,
Two local students, Travis
Hetzel and Marcie Jackson,
recently traveled to Washington,
D. C. as winners of Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative's
Washington, D. C. Youth Tour
competition. The competition
is part of the nationwide Rural
Electric Youth Tour program.
Each year, the Cooperative
sponsors the contest for elev-
enth-graders whose parents
or guardians are members of
GCEC. Contestants are inter-
viewed by a panel of three
judges from the electric coop-
erative industry, and two win-
ners are chosen to travel on
an all-expenses-paid trip to
Washington, D. C. in June,
where they join other students
and chaperones representing
electric cooperatives all over
the United States to tour our
nation's capital.
While in Washington,
Hetzel and Jackson toured the
Holocaust, Air and Space and
International Spy Museums;
Arlington National Cemetery;
the Iwo Jima Monument; the U.
S. Capitol area; the mall area;
the Korean, Lincoln, Vietnam,
FDR and Jefferson Memorials;
Fords Theater; Mt. Vernon;
Old Alexandria; the Library
of Congress; Pentagon City;
and the National Zoo. They
also enjoyed a play; the annual
Youth Day program; having
dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe;
the U. S. Marine Corps Sunset
Parade; a boat cruise and
dance on the Potomac River;
and ended their trip with a
-farewell All States Dinner and
Dance.
"We were proud to have
Travis and Marcie repre-
sent Gulf Coast Electric
'Cooperative in Washington,"
SGCEC Supervisor of Marketing
and Member Services Kristin
Bennett said.
The Washington, D.
C. Youth Tour Program has
been in existence since 1957
when co-ops sent students to
Washington, D. C. to work dur-
ing the summer. By 1964,
the program was catching on,
and the National Rural Eletfic
Cooperative Association began
to coordinate the efforts of
the co-ops. Since then, thou-
sands of young people have
experienced this once-in-a-
lifetime opportunity to visit
our nation's capitol and learn
about our government.
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. GCEC serves approxi-
mately 20,000 consumers in
Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson,
Walton and Washington coun-
ties and in the municipalities
of Wewahitchka, Ebro, Lynn
"Haven, White City, Fountain
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toward the lights, the crabs
are waiting to grab them and
drag them into their crab
holes.
Another problem for
the hatchlings is daytime
emergence. If the patrol finds
disoriented hatchlings during
daylight, they hold the babies
until full dark for release. If
they do not, the hatchlings
released during the day will
become dehydrated, or fish
will feed on them. There are
no guides during daylight for
hatchlings to follow to reach
the water. They use the
reflection of the moon and
stars on the water and the
brighter light of the horizon
to guide them into the ocean
at night.
According to Boone,
hatchlings are so sensitive to
light that they will gravitate
toward a pair of white tennis
shoes or white pants that
a person is wearing during
the hatching. "People just
don't realize how sensitive
they are," says Boone.
Even the glow of runway
lights at Tyndall affects
hatchlings in that area,
she says, with hatchlings
often gravitating toward
the runway, away from the
beach.

And The Beat Goes On
_Booneis now at the end
of her run at Dixie Belle
Curve. She has not spotted
any crawls the entire length
of the zone, but says the
patrol often goes days without
a sighting.
The adaptations that
make sea turtles at home in
the sea make them slow and
vulnerable on land.
The difficult process of
nesting takes up to three
hours. A turtle must drag
her great weight ashore, dig
a nest with her back flippers,
deposit her eggs, and cover
and conceal the nest before
returning to the sea. The
eggs incubate in the warm
sand and the female never
visits her nest again.
According to Boone,
turtles will nest and lay eggs
three to four times during the


season, with each clutch of
eggs getting smaller. Female
turtles can start out laying
as many as 150 eggs in the
first nest, about '100 in the
second, which is the average,
and about 50 or 60 in the
third nest.
Once in a while patrol
members will spot a very
distinctive crawl that can be
identified for future tracking,
such as a turtle with a
mangled or missing flipper
that will leave a distinctive
mark. Members measure the
width and number of crawls
for tracking and identification
purposes.
Seventy-two hours after
a hatching, patrol members
go in and examine the nest,
conducting a nest survey.
They count the eggshells and
check for any remaining live
hatchlings. Sometimes things
like plant and tree roots in
the dune system infiltrate the
nest and create difficulties for
the hatchlings.
Boone says every nest so
far this year, as usual in
Gulf County, is a loggerhead
turtle nest. "Gulf County
is probably the largest
loggerhead nesting area in
the Panhandle," says Boone,
"although we occasionally get
a green turtle here."
According to
documentation from a
variety of wildlife protection
organizations and government
environmental agencies,
a genetically distinct sub-
population of sea turtles has
recently been identified in the
Florida Panhandle.
With her route completed
and her log book filled with
notes, Boone slews her way
up the beach access path and
onto U.S. 98 at Dixie Belle
Curve, heading back toward
Beacon Hill.
Another patrol, another
check of one of Gulf County's
most precious resources
completed. And tomorrow
before dawn, other dedicated
volunteers of the Turtle Patrol
will go to work. So watch out,
ghost crabs, Turtle Patrol is
on the job.


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Thursday, June 29, 2006 SECTION C


Building

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
There is theater in
the round, round table
discussions, round robin
tournaments, so why not
houses in the round?
Polygon houses, fondly
called "round" houses by
most people, are popping up
more frequently in this area.
A handful of them can be
seen from U.S. 98 in St. Joe
Beach, Beacon Hill and Mexico .. .
Beach. The newest one is
currently under construction
in St. Joe Beach, and is an .-
interesting exploration of pre- -...
constructed forms.
Richard Matela, a software
engineer for IBM, currently ;. 7'. :
living in New York, decided to .
build a Deltec polygon house' .
on his lot near the beach
for two main reasons: the
ability of the design to better .:
withstand hurricane winds, .. .; -
and his complete control in .. ., .i"
designing the interior of the
house, something he plans
on handling mostly himself. The areas newe
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woodworker and carpenter,
J Matela said he liked the idea
of large, open spaces on each
floor to do with as he and wife
Linda pleased.
The Deltec system,
according to company
information, allows for
maximum interior design
flexibility through the circular
design and radial roof, which
eliminate the need for interior
support structures, creating
open floor plans not found in
conventional homes.
He and his wife
researched hundreds of house
designs, Matela said, looking
particularly at beach house
plans on the Internet. But
S there was always something
"just not quite what we
S wanted," he said, until they
happened upon polygon
houses.
They were so intrigued
that they visited the Deltec
facility in Asheville, North
un/The Star Carolina, where they came
away from a tour of the
ture more factory very impressed.
Consequently they
ordered a three-story, 2,700-
square foot house with
almost 1,000 square feet of
decks completely encircling
the outside of two stories.
Local contractor Watson
Brothers Construction, Inc.,
was selected as the general
contractor, with Hysmith
Framing, Inc., handling the
assembly of the panels and
roof.
Watson Brothers had
worked with polygon houses
before, while David Hysmith,
owner of the framing company,
said this was his first time to
assemble one.
"It is an unusual project
for everyone," said Matela.
Although construction was
moving a little slower than he
had anticipated, "and slower
than the company [Deltec]
advertises," Matela laughed,
he said was pleased with the
overall progress.
'Round and 'Round and
'Round They Go...
How do round houses
work? Simple physics,
actually.
Because they are
geometrically stronger,
almost any circular structure
performs well in high winds.
Circular houses leave less
area vulnerable to wind
and pressure, so they tend
to fare better in hurricanes.
Evidence from the last two
hurricanes season in Florida
give testament to the fact
that round houses are still
standing after the storms.
In fact, according to
Joseph Schlenk, director
of sales and marketing for
Deltec, with some 1,200
Deltec houses on the East
and Gulf Coasts, they have
not lost a single home to high
winds since the company
started doing business in
1969.
Reports from Pass
Christianandotherhurricane-
ravaged places along the Gulf
Cost, record that a Deltec
house in Pass Christian -
ground zero for Hurricane
Katrina lost a piece of fascia
board and a few roof shingles
and sustained some flood
damage, even though it was
raked by 145-mile per hour
winds for almost 12 hours
and blasted by a tidal surge
of 29 feet.
But there was no
structural damage
whatsoever; the same for the
five other Deltec homes in
Katrina's direct path.
The eight-foot wide walls
do not give the wind enough
exposed straight surface
to build up any significant
pressure. And the roof is at
the optimum pitch to deflect
the wind, which simply flows
around and over the house.


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In the unique Deltec
design, a central, six-inch
steel pole supports the entire
floor system. Triangular
shaped roof panels and roof
trusses rest on the exterior
wall partitions at one end, and
a steel compression ring at
the other. They are clamped
together at the top by a tension
collar that prevents the entire
roof from being lifted off,
according to Deltec officials.
The company claims
it exceeds building codes
everywhere in the country,
but says the shape more
than anything else gives the
structural support. According
to Schlenk, the long, flat walls
of a conventional house act
like sails that catch the wind
and build up tremendous
force, whereas Deltec walls
are not long enough for wind
to pick up any pressure.
Round Houses in a
Square World
But circular homes are not
for everyone. Some people do
not like the shape because
there is less room and no
corners, which creates unique
room designs. This is not a
problem for the Matelas.
With 900 square feet of
interior space on each of the
three floors, they plan to place
the main living area on the top
floor, where, Matela said, "I
hope to see some water."
The kitchen will be
completely open, with no
traditional top cabinets.
Instead, the Matelas have
opted for a very large walk-
in pantry to serve the same
purpose.
The only enclosed space
on the top floor will be the
media room.
Two large bedrooms, each
with an adjoining bath, will
comprise the second floor, with
the guest bedroom doubling as
a studio for Linda, a quilter
and painter.
The ground floor will
contain a large guest suite
and bath, and a half garage to
house one car.
When -many people think
of a round house, they think
of a geodesic dome, which is
truly curved. One of the very
few geodesic dome houses in
the area is the well-known
."Dome Home" on St. Joseph
Peninsula, just north of, the
Stump Hole area.


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a network of struts arranged in giant
circles, or geodesics, lying on the surface of
the sphere. The geodesics intersect to form
triangular elements that distribute the weight
and stress across the entire structure.
Deltec houses are actually straight,
eight-foot wide panels joined together to
create a polygon, with a radial floor, radial
walls and radial roof that lock together. The
smallest model contains eight sections, with
22 sections in the largest.
They are systems-built as a complete
package, beginning as basic shells that are
then customized with special design options,
some of which are specifically designed to
enhance the home's performance during
hurricanes.
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in X-hl -'I the h'i-isei are ; '.n truicted in piecer
in d i a't,:', rnd tt-her- hipped' i t the building
itie fo1 r asen'-bl ] byb Ical :labor.
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the four r.-pets :t isttemn- building Delter's
pr'c:'ut, p.arelized packares ra2ne ifr.mn 300L
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packaee ca.n be produced in ia l'e\ asd 5Lsi
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seven daj'. accord inr,' toh te ccmnpan,. after
the tfLind.tion i- in place a.nd the panels hla\e


As a framer works on the unique radial second floor ceiling, the
circular formation of roof trusses can be easily seen.


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"Disaster recovery officials
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Management Agency iFEALil~
Florida Long-Term F:P.-,:\er\
Office and Florida's S.-itr-
Emergency Resp,:,n cr
Team (SERT) urge iou
to have a disaster plin
for your pets in prep
aration for the new-
hurricane season.
Pet care is an often
overlooked aspect
of disaster pre-
paredness.
"The destruc-
tive hurricanes of
2004 and 2005
underscored the
importance of
accountingforani-
mal needs during
major disasters,
said Scott Morris,
FEMA director for
Florida Long-Term
Recovery.
With hurricane
season upon us, your
pets need to be includ-
ed in your family emer.
agency plan.
"In times of catastro-
phe, people worry not only
about their family, but also
about family pets," said Craig
Fugate, director of Florida's
Division of Emergency
Management. "But most emer-
gency shelters do not provide
for animals, so families need
to have a plan in place."
BEFORE
Contact your local ani-
mal shelter, a veterinarian or
emergency management office
for information on caring for
pets in an emergency. Find
.out if there will be any shel-
ters set up to take pets in an
emergency. Ask your veteri-
narian if they will accept your
pet in an emergency. Also, the
Humane Society of the United
States (the agency that offers
expertise in animal protec-
tion and disaster response)
can be invaluable in providing
answers to pet owners.
Decide on safe locations
in your house where you could
leave your pet in an emer-
gency. You will need a portable
pet home that allows your pet
to rest, stand up and turn
around inside. Put familiar
items such as the pet's nor-
mal bedding and favorite toys
inside and label the outside
with the pet's name.
Assemble a portable pet
disaster supply kit. Keep items
in an accessible place and
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water in a sturdy, no-spill con-
tainer Larce dols ma\ be able
t, obtain freshly water from a
paruiall killed bathtub Also
leave fainiliar items such as
the pet's normal bedding and
l.favorte toys.
Separate dogs and cats.
Een l \our dog and cat nor-
niall\y get along, the aniL\etv of
an emeralenciy situallon can
cause pets to act irrationally.
Keep small pets away Irom
cats and dogs.
1i you evacuate and plan
to take your pets. take your
already assembled pet disas-
ter supply kit. Remember
to bring your pet's medical
records and medicines with
your emerency supplies.
For those with birds. dur-
ing an emergency, you may
ha\e to take vour birds with


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-ou. Tliey niust eat daily to
SLU-Xi.e. falk with %-our %,e'teri
i iariaii or local pet store about
special food dispensers that
reppulate the amunt~m of food a
bird is gi%-en. Ma-ke sure that
the bird is capqed and the caige
is -co\-ered bN- a Lhin cloth or
sheet to provide security and
filtered light.
AFTERR
If after a disaster you have
to leave town, take your pets
with you.
In the first few days
after the disaster, leash your
p ets wh en they go outside.
Also maintain close contact.
Familiar scents and land-
marks may be altered, and'
your pet may become confused
and lost. Also, snakes and
other dangerous animals may
be brought into the area with
floodwaters. Downed power
lines are a hazard. Remember
in Florida it- is against the law
to tic dogs outside.


ing for 01.ir pet's safety
Special coiisideratioils are
inade for Tramned Guide Dog~s.
Iii most states. trainled -ujde-
dogs for the bluid. liearuii-
uiipalredl or liandicappe-d wdlI
be allo%%-ed to, stay ill enierpreh
si-Lelilter- with the~irr owiier.
Check with local emergency
management officials for more
information.
DURING
Bring your pets inside
immediately. Animals have
instincts about severe weather
changes and will often isolate
themselves if they af-e afraid.
Bringing them inside early can
stop them from running away.
Never leave a pet outside or
tied up during a storm. ,
Leave a two or three day
supply of dry food, even if
if's not the p~et's usual'food.
The food should not be moist-
ened because` it can turn sour
or rancid. Leave the food in
a sturdy container that the
pet cannot overturn. Place the


of pets, food and drinkable
water for three days, bowls
and manual can opener, cat lit-
ter/pan, information on feeding
schedule, medical conditions,
behavior problems, and name
and number of a veterinarian
in case you have to foster or
board animals.
If your pet is on medica-
tion or a special diet, find- out
from your veterinarian what


you should do in case you
have to leave it alone for sev-
eral days. Try and get an extra
supply of medications.
Make sure your pet has
a properly fitted collar and:
includes current license and
rabie-s tags~. The collar should
include an identification tag
that has your name and also
the name of a relative in anoth-
'er state, with address and
phone. number. If your dog
normally wears a chain link
11choker" collar, have a leather
or nylon collar available if you
have to leave, him alone for
several days.
IContact motels and hotels
in communities outside of your
area and find out if they will

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test for horses, rabies/vacci-
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microchip/tattoo information,
sturdy leashes or harnesses,
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Common Household Items Recalled


Thunderstick Rocket
Fireworks Pose Burn
Hazard
BJ Alan Co. is recall-
ing Thunderstick Rocket
Fireworks sold nation-
wide from December
2005 to June 2006.
These rockets are over-
loaded with flash powder
and could explode with a
greater force than expect-
ed and cause burns and
bodily harm.
The products are a
stick-type rocket with a
4-inch long, 1/2-inch in
diameter engine mount-
ed on a wooden stick
approximately 16-inch-
es long. The engine is
wrapped in blue or pur-
ple paper with a picture
of a rocket, and the writ-
ing, Phantom Fireworks
Thunder Stick Rocket.
Consumers should
COntact B.J. Alan
Company at (800) 777-
1691 between 8:30 a.m.
and 5 p.m. ET Monday
through Friday for a
replacement product or
visit www.fireworks.com
More info at www.recalls.
org.
Phil Vassil Rugs Pose
Burning Hazard
Phil Vassil Rugs is
recalling Wool Flokati
Rugs sold nationwide
from February 2006 to
May 2006.These rugs
fail to meet the federal
mandatory standard for
flammability and could
ignite, presenting a risk
of burn injuries.
This recall includes
rugs with model num-
bers 1500 (white) and
2000 (black), which is
written on the under-


side of the rugs. The
rugs bear an adhesive
label that reads in part
FLOKATI RUG/HAND
MADE PURE WOOL/
MADE IN GREECE/
SIZE APPROX.5 X 7 FT/
QUALITY 1500GR/CM/
Owners of the rug
should contact Phil
Vassil at (800) 844-5345
between 10 a.m. and 4
p.m. ET Monday through
Friday for a replacement
rug or visit http://www.
flokatirug.net/alert.htm.
More info at www.recalls.
org.
Reebok Children's
Windsuits Pose
Choking Hazard
Adjmi Apparel Group
is recalling Reebok
Children's Windsuits
sold nationwide from
December 2005 to May
2006. The Reebok logo
applique on the clear
rubber zipper pull on the
jacket can detach, posing
a choking or aspiration
hazard.
The recalled Reebok
children's windsuits
are full-zip boys poly-
ester jacket and pants
sets with a cotton lining
and the name "Reebok"
and/or Reebok's Vector
logo embroidered on the
chest of the jacket.
Consumers have a
choice of either (1) return-
ing the recalled suit. in
exchange for receiving a
free replacement suit or
(2) cutting off and dis-
carding the clear rubber
zipper pull and continu-
ing to use the original
suit.
Consumers can also
contact Adjmi at (800)


873-5570 between 9 a.m.
and 5 p.m. ET Monday
through Friday or visit
http://www.ree-
bok.com/Static/useng/
Initiatives/Recall/Recall_
cspc.htm. More info at
www.recalls.org.
American Suzuki
Atvs Could Lose
Control
American Suzuki
Motor Corp. is recall-
ing Suzuki 2006 model
year QuadRacer ATVs
sold nationwide from
January 2006 to May
2006. The cushion lever
mounting bracket on the
ATV frame can break.
If this occurs the rider
could lose control of the
ATV and crash, posing a
risk of serious injury or
death.
Only Suzuki 2006
model year LTR450K6
model Quad Racer
ATVs with vehicle iden-
tification numbers end-
ing with 00089 through
11626 are included in
this recall.
Consumers should
contact the local Suzuki
ATV dealer to schedule
an appointment for a
free repair.
Consumers can also
contact Suzuki at (800)
444-5077 between 8:30
a.m. and 4:45 p.m. PT
Monday through Friday.
or visit http://Aww.suzu-
ki c cycles. co m/ News/.
More info at wwwv.recalls.
org.
Digital Dive
Computers Pose
Decompression
Hazard
Oceanic is recalling
Versa Pro 2A Digital Dive


Computers sold nation-
wide from March 2003 to
April 2006. When using
the dive computer set
for User Selected Digital
Gauge Mode, the Elapsed
Dive Time displayed can
exceed the actual elapsed
time under water. This
can cause divers to
ascend before fulfilling
a decompression obliga-
tion, resulting in decom-
pression sickness.
The recall involves
Oceanic-brand Versa Pro
2A dive computers with
serial numbers 12000
through 18176 The seri-
al number and r2A are
printed on the side of the
unit.
Consumers should
take the computers to
any Authorized Oceanic
Dealer to get a free
replacement Versa Pro
2B.
Consumers can also
contact Oceanic toll-
free at (888) 854-4960
between 8 a.m. and 5
p.m. PT Monday through
Friday. More info at www.
recalls.org.
Specialized Bicycles
Pose Fall Hazard
Specialized Bicycle
Components Inc. is
recalling Bicycles with
SW Carbon Stem with
Magnesium sold nation-
wide from June 2005 to
April 2006. The bicycle's
stem has a magnesium
faceplate that holds the
handlebar in place. The
faceplates on the recalled
stems can crack allowing
the handlebar to break
off the bicycle, posing a
serious fall hazard.
The SW Carbon


Stem with Magnesium
Faceplate is black with
the words S-Works and
Magnesium Faceplate
printed on it. The follow-
ing 2006 bicycles models
are included: S-Works
Tarmac, Tarmac Pro, S-
Works Roubaix, Roubaix
Pro, Allez Pro and S-
Works Transition. It was
also sold as an after
market item under the
name S-Works Advanced
Composite Mag Road
Stem.
Consumers should
take the bicycles to an
authorized Specialized
retailer for a free
replacement faceplate.
Consumers can also
contact Specialized at
(877) 808-8154 between
7 a.m. and 6 p.m.
MT,Monday through
Friday, or visit http:/
www.specialized.com/bc/
SBCCompanyNews.jsp.
More info at www.recalls.
org.
Triaminic Vapor
Patch
Novartis Consumer
Health announced today
it is conducting a recall
of all Vapor Patch prod-
uct marketed under the
Triaminic brand due
to the serious adverse
health effects that could
result if the product is
ingested by the child
removing the patch and
chewing on it.
Consumers who have
Triaminic Vapor Patches
should stop using them
immediately.
All lots are being
recalled in both prod-
uct lines of mentholated
cherry scent and menthol


scent. Triaminic Vapor
Patch contains camphor,
eucalyptus oil and men-
thol.
The product is sold
nationwide over the
counter at pharmacies
and retail stores. This
recall affects only the
Vapor Patch. Consumers
should immediately
discontinue use of this
product and return it to
their point of purchase
for a full refund or dis-
card it.
Consumers requiring
more information about
this recall can contact
Novartis Consumer and
Professional Affairs Call
Center at 1-800-452-
0051 or visit. www.tri-'
aminic.com. More info at
www.recalls.org.
Citrucel Fiber
Laxative May Contain
Foreign Substances
GlaxoSmithKline:
Consumer Healthcare,
Parsippany, NJ, issued a-
nationwide recall of:
a) Citrucel Fiber
Laxative Powder (methyl-
cellulose) Fiber Therapy.
for Regularity, Orange
Flavor, in 16, 30, 50 and
65 oz canisters, in 0.67
oz packets and in 20
,count containers,
b) Citrucel Fiber
Laxative Sugar Free
Powder (methylcellu-
lose), Orange Flavor, in
8.6, 16.9, 32, 42 oz. can-
isters, 0.36 oz packets
both individually and
in 20 count containers
because of the presence
of foreign substances;
small, semi-flexible metal
wire detected. For a com-
plete list of the prod-
uct recalled visit www.
r-ecalls.org. (DRUGS)


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F :.. a Encuraged To Prep P -rty for Busy Hurricane Season


Florida's landscape has
changed dramatically in many
areas and been seriously
scarred in others following
recent hurricane seasons.
Representatives from the
Florida Division of Forestry
(DOF), held a press conference
in Tallahassee today to
encourage Florida residents
to include their yards and
property in hurricane planning
,and preparation.
Alberto's arrival in the
first week of June served as
an early reminder that even
a relatively small storm has
the ability to bring down
trees and cause damage to
personal property. At the
end of the 2004 and 2005
hurricane seasons, damaged
trees littered the state from
Miami to Pensacola. While
devastated landscapes are
the most visible and longest
lasting affect of a hurricane,
many Floridians are unaware
of storm preparation tactics
for their yards and property.
Even less know about where
to begin the clean up and
recovery process.
With 17 named storms
predicted for the 2006
hurricane season, including
nine hurricanes, five of them
intense, the DOF is certain to
be an important resource for


land owners across the state.
"The Division of Forestry
has a lot to offer Floridians
before and after hurricanes,"
said Mike Long, DOF Director.
"From preparation and
planning to recovery and
restoration, our foresters
along with County Extension
Offices across the state are
an important resource to the
communities they serve."
After each hurricane
season the impact on Florida's
urban landscape is clearly
visible. Tree damage ranges
from being stripped of leaves
and leaning to major structural
damage. This has prompted
many Floridians to remove
trees from their yards. This
may not, however, be the best
decision for the homeowner.
"Properly planted
and pruned trees can offer
important wind breaks in
communities and have the
potential to reduce wind
damage," said Charlie Marcus,
Urban Forester. "In addition,
studies showthattrees properly
placed around buildings can
reduce air condition needs
by 30 percent while healthy
mature trees can add up to
10 percent to a property's
value. Stripping communities
of healthy, mature trees is not
a good practice."


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171 Highway 98, Suite D
Eastpoint, FL 32328
T P lican (850)670-8886
Dav eopant ompan. no www.pelicanproperty.com


SPECTACULAR 5BR5.5B.
Beachfront home located on St.
George Island in the exclusive St.
Ge..r-,r. Pijla.ti.:.ri This homefea-
tures 2 living areas, 2 large covered
decks, private pool & many other
amenities.
MLS # 200909........... $2,299,000







A "MUST SEE" 4BR/4.5BA
Beachfront home, gorgeous views,
of the Gulf of Mexico, completely
landscaped and irrigatedyard with
2 car garage and Golf cart garage.
MLS # 109905.......... $2.500.000


GREAT Hallt acre I,:t l.e-icd in
Easjtpoint. Ideal location between
Hiic'ric Apalachiicola anid St.
George Island
MLS # 110799.............. $99.000


SWONDERFUL. Interior lot lo-
cated on St. George Island. Short
Sdistande to beach access.
SMLS # 108570............. $380,000


SPACIOiS 3BR2BA home ii,-
cated in Apalachicola \\'rnderful
landicaped property) boa'rt the
Natural look.
, MLS #200076............ $329,000


UNIQUE 3BR/2BA home located
on 3.47 acres that adjoins Tate's
Hell-Nationlal Forest. Or'nl, .02
miles from t..-, .,pl; .thil.:ola Bj\
This prbpert li.h, mar., am.rI II
including a '..:.rkshl:.p ide.i !i:.ir
nature lovers.
MLS # 200021.............. $399,000







BEAUTIFUL lot located on Indi-'
an Pass. Gorgeous sunsets and lot
has lagoon access.
MLS # 110685............. $925,000


EXQUISITE BR 4BAF .nie in
tie ex. Iu'aei Sr Ce. .rg, Pl1nuiion
luacmed or S '. cr.,- ld ird Tir,;
hornr lemurlre; mjnn, anicriftl- Dind
ha; ben e'cnriee i, r~dec,,raitr.
NILS# 1108302......... $1,299.000


MAGNIFICENT 1.32 acre wood-
edlot a:r,:.i, fiii:. r e .Apalachiccl.a
Bay in Eaitp,.inm Erni:\ iv.:.nder-
ful sunsets from an unobstructed
view.
MLS # 107485.............. $440,000


FABULOUS Gulffronm lt on de-
sired Cape San Bias. This lot is on
the wide portion of the Cape.
MLS # 110419.......... $1,500,000


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In addition to property
damage, safety during cleanup
is a major consideration. Too
many people are seen on their
roof in shorts and flip-flops.
operating a chainsaw this is
the prefect recipe for disaster
said Marcus.
Another part of the state
that feels the impact of storms
is our rural communities.
Forest products account for
Florida's largest agricultural-


based industry, contributing
over $16 billion and 137,000
jobs to the state's economy
annually. The most recent data
shows that in 2004 hurricanes
damaged 10 million acres of
forests, two million of which
were severely damaged.
Four recent hurricanes,
Charlie, Frances, Ivan and
Jeanne greatly impacted
Florida's Agribusiness;
total cost in timber damage


statewide nearly reached
$400 million dollars. The
financial impact is devastating
for landowners. To add insult
to injury, the fallen timber
becomes fuel for forest fires
increasing the risk of fire from
lightning strikes."
To learn more about the
resources available visit the
Division of Forestry website
at www.fl-dof.com or the
Extension Office home page


at www.ifas.ufl.edu/extension/
index.htm.
The Florida Division
of Forestry is committed to
protecting Florida and its
people from the dangers of
wildland fire and manage the
forest resources through a
stewardship ethic to assure
they are available for future
generations.


SLANDINGS AT WETAPPO CREEK, a St.Joe HomeStead rot. prtrt. freaorcr;eight
tihillt l i-01 ',.110 ,11s t 1nd toad f' ntaT.:ll ac, iGIl in t:,l In .,i 2.5 acres w rliXiTl"l
2I ac!e L.:i.caotid Jui otff thie Itralrc:,acal ..Aalterw a, this property otffrs deep water
; i.:.-, ,,dj is pertft tr i the dboat in i nctaust.it. FI1h, cast arnd keatik -:-Wetappo is a
:are fiind a.i014II Florida's jewels.
P IUS .!Uli,,- .ir $449,500.
For more information on Landings at Wetappo Creek, contact Mitch Burke at 850.229.2906.


".. "THE HAMMOCKS AT ST.JOSEPH BAY, u r c H.i c tu.nod 1i'r.p.rr3.otl r7 22
c.urc, in GJuliC0 -i' ti, r Atnd kc ni'. it, I .. Ii lt-,3,ie prc .ar lIand. 1 -I '.: bog fironaqC and
i, l:,oLtd iso than 11.1 nun1;i; t diiudir.nr: ,i)t Poret SEt Jc and clpe Sar i.blas The naouoal
Oak hlirinock and abu idance lof Sbal Palms on. this broad waterfront parcel mdy make
The Hammocks at St.Joseph Bay the ideal location to build your dream home for'gear-
S"a round living or weekend getaways.
,t-
Prices starting .ir il9
For more information on The Hammocks at St Joseph Bay, contact Mitch Burke at 850 229.2906.

LAKE WIMICO PRESERVE, a St.Joe FloridaWild-Proptrrli. offer, fit 500+/- acre
tracts odj..o(-nt to iFlorida's Box R Ranch Wildlife Management Area. Located on the
border of Gulf and Franklin Counties, this property' is adjacent to Lake Wimico and is
two miles fion St.Vincent Sound.
Prices .urnig at $970,000.
For more information On Lake Wimico Preserve, contact Tom Berger at.1.866.335.1507.


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We invite you to preview
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| but is not warranted or guaranteed, is subject to errors, omissions and changes without notice and should be independently verified. The availability and pricing of St Joe property (through
any its affiliates or subsidiaries) is aso subject to change without notice.Access to this property piohlbited without the express consent of St Joe or its agent Void where prohibited by law. Equal
Housing Opportunity.


Restoring Your Trees in an Urban Setting

Restoration span depends on size of tree, age, species, and amount of damage to land
Immediately following a storm, clean tree canopies
Develop a tree management program with professionals
Regular pruning can build stronger tree structure and minimize failure in future storms
Prioritize restoration plan, aiding larger trees first
Trees with good structure will require less pruning attention. Trees with good structure include the
baldcypress, sweetgum, southern magnolia, and live oak
With less than 50% of canopy damage, monitor and restore for one to two years; with more than
50% of canopy damage, monitor over two years and decide if
recoverable
'" Proper pruning is important to land recovery (contact your
Cie"a )' countylforester for more information)
Q-, .- After a hurricane, develop a response plan and implement
f a multi-year pruning program
L -3* Allow at least six months after a storm for palms to put
S out new growth and one to two years before palms appear
1EC1* normal with a full canopy
P Many early warning signs of stressed tress are
U-^ undetectable to the average e ye-foresters are trained experts
,' in ideti reting injured trees
In restoring rural forestland, develop a land management
Span


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General


Plan, Prepare & Recover:
Urban Land
Design a preventative pruning
(trimming) program

Properly pruned trees survive
hurricanes better than un-pruned trees

Secure young trees

Maintain diversity in your yard b
planting a mixture of species, ages and
layers to decrease total loss of your land

Yard debris, decorations and or
furniture should be removed

Depending on the extent of damage.
trees have an amazing ability to reco\ er
after a storm

When planting, take caution: It is
important to plant taller trees awa\ from
overhead utility lines.

When planting near lines, mature
height should be no more than 25 feet
tall and 20 feet wide

With the right advice, properly
placed trees will avoid collisions,
improve aesthetics and grow well in the
soil and moisture of your neighborhood

Plan, Prepare & Recover:
Rural Forestland
* Develop a tree management plan
with a professional

* Sound land management practices
can help prevent hurricane damage to
forestland

* Design a preventative pruning
(trimmin ig) program

* Select a design that can create a
more wind-resistant forest

* Refer to a professional for site


Hurricane


evaluation and species selection prior to
replanting

* Select southern coastal trees for
greater wind resistance

* Consider removing species of trees
that have lower wind resistance

* Dead trees and/or sick trees should
be removed

* After a hurricane, contact your
local forester for assistance in assessing,
hurricane-damaged trees and decide an
action plan to restore or remove trees

* The Forest Land Recover) Program
assists landowners (10 acres or more)
with damages resulting from hurricane
season

* DOF foresters provide specific
recommendations to landowners for


Fact


managing hurricane-damaged
property

General Facts
*Survivability of trees depend
on: tree species, age, health
and structure; environmental
conditions during hurricane;
site characteristics; and forest
conditions

*Storm damaged trees are prime
targets for a host of destructive
insects and diseases.

A combination of precipitation
' Q and wind speed during a hurricane
affects a trees chance of survival

*Six things can happen to a tree in
a hurricane:
Uproots- Tree becomes uprooted
"-" -Leans- Tree leans
Branches break- Tree loses large
or small branches
-Main stem breaks- Main stem of
tree breaks
Leaf loss- Tree loses some or all
leaves
No visible effects

Trees that become uprooted should
be removed

Tree that lean should be. reviewed
by a professional or removed

Trees with broken branches may be
repaired

Trees with main stem breaks should
be removed

Trees with leaf loss are very-likely
to be repaired

Native trees survive better than
exotic trees during a hurricane

Older trees are more likely to fail in


Sheet


hurricanes than younger trees

* Unhealthy trees are highly
vulnerable to hurricane damage

* Seek professional help when
planting a tree as proper planting is a
science

* County foresters can evaluate tree
health

* Sound land management contributes
to a healthy forest

Financial Impact
* The 2004 hurricanes damaged 10
million acres of forest; two million were
severely damaged.

* Damaged timber may become more
difficult to sell and profit may decrease.
Because of the reduced quality in the
timber, total profit is reduced by the
damage.

* Landowners should document
damages to land and property following
a hurricane using photographs, videos,
etc. (timber losses from natural disaster
may be claimed in taxes as a casualty
loss if none of the timber is harvested)

* Four recent hurricanes, Charley,
Frances, Ivan and Jeanne greatly
impacted Florida's Agribusiness; total
cost in timber damage states~ ide nearly
reached 400 million dollars

* The hurricanes affected 6,094.037
of private non-industrial forestland and
claimed nearly) $234 million as a result
of damages to timber in private non-
industrial forestland

* Forest products account for
Florida's largest agriculture-based
industry contributing over $16 billion
and 137,000 jobs to the state's economy
annually


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Preparation and Recovery


Urban Land
Recovery
* If you remove a tree,
plant another in its place!

* Not all storm-damaged
trees need to be removed;
many trees can recover!

* Considerremovingpine
trees within 30 ft.
of structures (if
the trunk is bigger
than 15 inches in -i
diameter, the tree
poses a threat to
property)

Rural Land Recovery
* Decide what trees to
remove or restore based
on:
/ soil space and soil
properties
/ tree health, size and
age


V previous cultural
practices
* Hire a professional to
help with post hurricane
recovery

* Immediately following
a storm, document any
damage to your property
prior to salvaging and







cleaning. Save copy of
local newspaper to support
claim

* Evaluating trees
and forest stands, and
reharvesting them after
a hurricane is strongly
encouraged


General (Urban
& Rural) Land
Recovery
* Foresters provide
alternative resources and
referrals for storm planning
and recovery of trees after
a hurricane
* Foresters provide
reforestation assistance to
landowners; planning the
timing ofharvesting timber,
manner of harvesting
timber, methods of site
preparation and planting,
and use of cost share
programs are considered.

* Many early warning
signs of stressed tress are
undetectable to the average
eye-foresters are trained
experts in identifying
injured trees.


Hurricane Safety


* Most injuries and
deaths occur during clean-
up practices following a
hurricane

* Take specific safety
precautions when cleaning
up after hurricane by
getting the right tree care
professional to help clean
up

* When cleaning up after
a storm, avoid injury by
using personal protective
equipment such as a
hard hat, eye protection,
hearing protection, chaps,
and proper shoes (no flip
flops)

* Assess area for
damages and hazards, take
pictures of damage prior to
clean-up, and do not work
alone

* Treat any power line
as 'live'-downed power
lines can energize fences


or metal buildings

* Take precautions when
floodwater is present by
using an object like a pole
or stick when checking
flooded areas

* Be trained before
operating machinery
(chainsaws, chippers,
tractors, etc.)

* Have a first aid kit on
hand to disinfect any cuts
or abrasions

* Avoid overexertion,
lifting heavy objects, and
heat stress

* Eighty percent of
injuries are to hands or
legs; the average chain saw
cut requires 110 stitches

* Be aware of displaced
animals such as snakes and
vermin


Bug La
Spray gP



* Insect repellent is
recommended during
recovery practices

* Remember: electricity
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* Visit the Division of
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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

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

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
rn:.u,:- ,: e.- ,1 i-i,-r. three
l-.i:.l. _-i er .rl e l re oi thl-, 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
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
June 22, & 29, 2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY
THE BANK,
Plaintiff,
Case No.: 04-57CA
vs
GO-MORR STORES, INC.,
A Florida Corporation,
Defendant.

NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE
NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN pur-
suant to Third Amended Default
Final Judgement in Foreclosure
(As to Sale Date Only), entered
in Case No. 04-57CA in the
Circuit Court of the Fourteenth
Judicial Circuit of the State of
Florida, in and for Gulf County,
Florida, wherein THE BANK
is Plaintiff, and GO-MORR
STORES, INC., a Florida cor-
poration is Defendant, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the Gulf County
Courthouse in Port St. Joe,
Florida at 11:00 EST on the
13 day of July, 2006, the fol-
lowing described Real Property
and Personal Property situated
in Gulf County, Florida and
set forth in said Final Default
Judgement in Foreclosure to
wit:
Real Property
A portion of Section 36,
Township 8 South, Range
11 West, Gulf County,
Florida, being more particu-
larly described as follows:
Commence at the Northwest
corer of Section 36, Township
8 South, Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida; thence along
the West line of said Section
36, SOO05'52"E 1808.09 feet;
thence S89"14'33"E, 926.03
feet to a point on the Westerly
right-of-way line of County
Road 30; thence along said
right-of-way line S08*57'45"E
13.54 feet to the Point of
Beginning; thence continue
along said right-of-way line
S0857'45"E, 200.17 feet;
thence leaving .said right-of-
way line N89'11'09"W, 242.22
feet; thence N08'57'00"W,
199.93; thence S89'14'23"E,
242.13 feet to the Point of
Beginning. ;
Personal Property:
Inventory All inventory held
for ultimate sale or lease, or
which has been or will be
supplied under contracts


of service, or which are raw
materials, work in progress, or
materials used or consumed
in the business of Go-Morr
Stores, Inc., at 2413 and 2411
Highway C-30, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456

Equipment All equipment,
including but not limited,
machinery, vehicles, furni-
ture, fixtures, manufacturing
equipment, farm machinery,
and equipment, shop equip-
ment, office and record keep-
ing equipment, parts and
tools, used or located at the
business of Go-Morr Stores,
Inc., at the address above.

Alcoholic Beverage License
- License No. 33000012.

The Plaintiff may direct the
Clerk to sell the Real Property
and the Personal Property in a
single lot, or such multiple lots
as the Plaintiff may designate
prior to the sale.

WITNESS my hand and the
official seal of this Honorable
Court, on the 13 day of June,
2006.
In accordance with the
American with Disabilities Act,
persons needing special accom-
modation to participate in this
proceeding should contact
Rebecca Norris, Clerk of Court,
Gulf County, Florida, not later
than seven (7) days prior to the
proceeding at telephone (850)
229-6112
REBECCA NORRIS
Clerk of Court
/s/ Jasmin Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Mel Magidson, Jr.
FL Bar No. 261629
528 Sixth St.
P.O. Box 340
Attorney for Assignee of
Judgement
Publish June 29 & July 6,
2006

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Port St. Joe Port Authority
will hold its regular meeting on
Monday, July 10, 2006, at 5:00
p.m., E.S.T., at the Gulf County
Public Library, Library Meeting
Room, 110 Library, Drive, Port
St. Joe, Florida. All who wish
may attend and be heard.
If any person decides to appeal
any decision made with respect
to any matter considered at the
meeting, he or she will need a
record of the proceedings, and,
for such purpose, he or she
may need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to
be based.
Publish June 29, 2006

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
(07.02)
2nd Public Hearing Notice

The City of Port St. Joe,
Florida is applying to the Florida
Department of Community
Affairs (DCA) for a grant under
the Neighborhood Revitalization
category in the amount of
$650,000 under the Small
Cities Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) Program.
For each activity that is pro-
posed, at least 70% of the funds
must'benefit low and moderate-
income persons. The activities,
dollar amounts and estimated
percentage benefit to low ;and
moderate-income persons for
which the City of Port St. Joe,
Florida is applying are


An upgrade to the sewer
infrastructure to include:
approx. 3,100LF of sewer line
with manholes and appurte-
nances, 528LF of forced main,
one replacement lift station.
approximately 3,100LF of side-
walk, and approx. 3,100LF of
drainage improvements. All
improvements are to be located
along Avenue A in the North Port
St. Joe Community from US 98
to the CSX railroad tracks.
Activity Budget LMI%
Sewer Infrastructure
$960,740 Over 70%
Water Infrastructure
$102,300 Over 70%
Drainage Improvements
$253,000 Over 70%
Sidewalks $88,000 Over 70%
Engineering, bidding, inspec-
tions $136,900 N/A
Administration/grant
Preparation
$52,000 N/A
TOTAL BUDGET
$1,592,940

The City of Port St. Joe will
provide funds in excess of the
grant amount as leverage for
the grant fundable portion of
the project.
The City of Port St. Joe,
Florida has adopted an anti-dis-
placement and relocation plan;
however, no displacement of
persons is anticipated as part of
this project. If relocation assis-
tance is required as a result of
the project, the City will provide
assistance as indicated in the
policy.
A public hearing to provide
citizens an opportunity to com-
ment on the application will be
held at Port St. Joe City Hall,
305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. on
July 6, 2006 at 6:00p.m. EST.
A draft copy of the application
will be available for review at
that time. A final copy of the
application will be made avail-
able at Port St. Joe City Hall on
Monday through Friday between
the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00
p.m. EST, no more than five
days after July 14, 2006. The
application will be submitted to
DCA on or before July 21, 2006.
To obtain additional informa-
tiori concerning the application
and the public hearing, contact
Pauline Pendarvis, City of Port
St. Joe, 305 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr. Blvd. at (850) 229-8261, or
Mr. Bruce Ballister, Apalachee
Regional Planning Council,
20776 Central Ave. E, Suite 1,
Blountstown, Florida 32424 at
(850) 488-6211.
The public hearing is
being conducted in a handi-
capped accessible location. Any
handicapped person requiring
an interpreter for the hear-
ing impaired or the visually'
impaired should contact Pauline
Pendarvis, City of Port St. Joe,
305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. at
850-229-8261 at least five cal-
endar days prior to the meeting
and an interpreter will be pro-
vided. Any non-English speak-
ing person wishing to attend the
public hearing should contact
Pauline Pendarvis, City of Port
St. Joe, 305 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr. Blvd. at 850-229-826.1 at
least five calendar days prior
to the meeting and a language
interpreter will be provided. To
access a Telecommunication
Device for Deaf Persons (TDD)
please call 850-229-8261. Any
".,ndr:j. od p.r.:r. requiring
:ir.:, J a:'.: rnm: i.jL.:.,n at this
:iertirg r.:.u l, ca.:.nr:r Pauline
Pendarvis, City of Port St. Joe,
305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.
at 850-229-8261 at least five
calendar days prior to the meet-


ing.
Pursuant to Section 102 of
the HUD Reform Act of 1989,
the following disclosures will
be submitted to DCA with the
application. The disclosures will
be made available by the City
of Port St. Joe, Florida and
DCA for public inspection upon
request. These disclosures will
be available on and after the
date of submission of the appli-
cation and shall continue to be
available for a minimum period
of five years.

1. Other government
(federal, state and local) asss-
tance to the project in the form
of a gift, grant, loan, guaran-
tee, insurance payment, rebate,
subsidy, credit, tax benefit,
or any other form of direct or
indirect benefit by source and
amount;
2. The identities and
pecuniary interests of all devel-
opers, contractors, or consul-
tants involved in the application
for assistance or in the planning
or development of the project or
activity;
3. The identities and
pecuniary interests of any other
persons with a pecuniary inter-
est in the project that can rea-
sonably be expected to exceed
$50,000 or 10% of the grant
request (whichever is lowest ;
4. For those developers,
contractors, consultants, prop-
erty owners, or others listed in
two (2) or three (3) above which
are corporations, or other enti-
ties, the identification and pecu-
niary interests by corporation or
entity of each officer, director,
principal stockholder, or other
official of the entity;
5. The expected sources
of all funds to be provided to the
project by each of the providers
of those funds and the amount
provided; and
6. The expected uses
of all funds by activity and
amount.
Publish June 29, 2006

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of City
Commissioners are re-sched-.
uling their July 4th Regular
Meeting to Thursday, July 6,
2006 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting
is being rescheduled due to the
Independence Day Holiday on
Tuesday.
Publish June 29, 2006

Notice of Fair Housing
Workshop

The City of Port St Joe is dedi-
cated to the principals of fair
housing and non-discrimina-
tion. Fair housing is a concept
that everyone has the right to
obtain housing without fear of
discrimination. The City of Port
St Joe has adopted a fair hous-
ing ordinance and periodically
provides updates and training
opportunities for its citizens and
public officials. The City will
hold a workshop on one of the
aspects of fair housing on July
6th, 2006 at 5:30pm in the
Commission meeting room in
City Hall, in Port St Joe, Florida.
This meeting and workshop is
open to the public, which is
invited to attend. Any person
wishing to obtain additional
information should contact
Bruce Ballister at the Apalachee
Regional Planning Council at
-,.4:. 1 .
FP'ubb:r. _.a-e -'. 2006

NOTICE TO ESTABLISH A
BRANCH OFFICE
This is to inform the public


that under 12 C.F.R. Section
545.92 of the Regulations of
the Office of Thrift Supervision
(OTS), Bayside Savings Bank,
202 Marina Drive, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456 has filed
an application with the OTS
for permission to establish a
branch office at 103 40"' Street;
Mexico Beach, Florida 32410.
Anyone may submit written
comments in connection with
this application within 25 days
of the filing of the application.
The comment must be sent
simultaneously to the Regional
Director, Office of Thrift
Supervision, 1475 Peachtree
Street, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309
and to the attention of James
DeBenedicts, Assistant Regional
Director of the OTS to its address
stated above. Written comments
in opposition to the application
should address the regulatory
basis for denial of such appli-
cation, and be supported by
the information specified in 12
C.F.R. Section 516.120(a). You
may request an informal meet-
ing on such application by filing
a written request with the OTS
that describes the nature of the
issues or facts to be discussed
and the reasons why written
submissions are insufficient to
adequately address these facts
or issues within the 25 day
period.
You may look at the non-
confidential portions of the
application and all comments
filed with the OTS Regional
Office. This information is avail-
able for public inspection at the
appropriate OTS Regional Office
during regular business hours.
If you have any questions con-
cerning these procedures, con-
tact the OTS Regional Office at
404-888-0771.
Publish June 29, 2006

Legal Notice
Notice is hereby given that
the undersigned intends to dis-
pose of the personal property
described below to enforce a
lien imposed on said property
under the Self Storage Facility
Act Statutes (Section 83.801-
83.809).
The undersigned will dis-
pose of said property no later
than July 8. 2006. Property is
located at St. Joe Rent-all, Inc.
706 1" Street, Port St. Joe and
131 Volunteer Avenue, White
City, Gulf County, Florida.

Name Unit
Description

Mary Anne Cline W6
Misc Furnishings/ Personal
Property


Brian Darnell
Misc Furnishings/
Property

James Windham
Misc Furnishings/
Property

Keith Hodge
Misc Furnishings/
Property
Terre:ll Fr iernn
r i: Fu-rnr, hing :
Pr :-.perr.,


W7
Personal


W20
Personal


9
,Personal

57
Personal


Roger Wilson 39
Misc Furnishings/ personal
Property

Bonita Johnson 41
Misc Furnishings/ ..Personal
Property

Publish June 29 and July 6;
2006


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR WATER USE PERMIT

Notice is hereby given
that pursuant to Chapter 373,
Florida Statutes, the follow-
ing applications) for water
use permits) has (have) been
received by the Northwest
Florida Water Management
District:

Application number I 06730
filed 06/08/2006
Park Point Homeowners
Association, 209 7 T Street,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Requesting a maximum with-
drawal of 3,000 gallons per
day from the Surficial System
for Landscape Irrigation use
by existing and proposed
facilities.
General withdrawal locations)
in Gulf County: T06S, R12W,
Sec. 25

Application number I 06731
filed 06/08/2006
Seagrass Homeowners
Association, 209 7' Street,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Requesting a maximum with-
drawal of 14,000 gallons
per day from the Surficial
Aquifer System for Landscape
Irrigation use by existing and
proposed facilities.
General withdrawallocation(s)
in Gulf County: TOSS, R12W,
Sec. 25

Application number I 06732
filed 06/08/2006
Jubilation Homeowners
Association, 209 7" Street,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Requesting a maximum with-
drawal of 11,250 gallons
per day from the Surficial
Aquifer System for Landscape
Irrigation use by existing and
proposed facilities.
General withdrawal locations)
in Gulf County: T06N, R12W,
Sec. 25

Interested persons may
object to or comment upon the
applications or submit a written
request for a copy of the staff
reports) containing the proposed
agency action regarding the
applications) by writing to the
Division of Resource Regulation
of the Northwest Florida Water
Management District, atten-
tion Terri, Peterson, 152 Water
Management Drive, Havana,
Florida 32333-9700, but such
comments or requests must be
received by 5 o'clock p.m. on
July 13, 2006.
No further public notice
will be provided regarding
this (these) applicationss.
Publication of this notice con-
stitutes constructive notice of
this permit application to all
substantially affected persons.
A copy of the staff reports)
must be requested in order to
remain advised of further pro-
ceedings and any public hear-
ing date. Substantially affected
persons are entitled to request
an administrative hearing
regarding the proposed agency
Sof action by submitting a writ-
'ten request i.::.rdLr-. ti. th,i
.provisions of .4 l -I 1 Fl.rda
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Proposed Agent: .:'t.:-.n "ill be
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Gulf County Board of County Commission Meeting Minutes


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
APRIL 11, 2006
REGULAR MEETING

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met this
date in regular session with
the following members present:
Chairman Carmen L. McLemore,
Vice Chairman Bill Williams,
and Commissioners Billy E.
Traylor, and Nathan Peters, Jr.
was absent>.
Others present were: Coun-
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Rebecca L. Norris, Deputy
Clerk Leanna Roberts, Clerk
Finance Officer Carla Hand, Ad-
ministrator Staff Assistant Lynn
Stephens, Interim Building Offi-
cial Lee Collinsworth, Chamber
of Commerce Director Sandra
Chafin, Human Resources Di-
rector Denise Manuel, Planner
David Richardson, Assistant
Public Works Director Jake
Lewis, and Sheriffs Office Major
Joe Nugent.
Major Nugent called the
meeting to order at 6:01 p.m.,
E.T.
County Attorney McFarland
opened the meeting with prayer,
and Major Nugent led the Pledge
of Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA'
Commissioner Traylor mo-
tioned to approve the following
Consent Agenda items. Com-
missioner Williams seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously (4-0).

1. Minutes March
28, 2006 Regular Meeting
2. Bid Rejection -
#0506-18 (Code Enforcement
Special Master)
3. Budget Amendmeit
#2 Property Appraiser Final
Salary General Fund $6,714.0
0, as fol-
lows:

Budget Amendment #2
General Fund

Original/Current Budget
Increase
Decrease
Amended Budget

Transfer to Constitutional Of-
ficers:
22113-00000 Property Apprais-
er Budget
$391,970
$6,714
$0
$398,684

Reserves:
99984-95000 Reserve for Con-
tingencies
$ 250,000
$ 0
$6,714
$ 243,286

(End)

Budget Amendment #3 Repair


of Jail Doors (General Fund *
$3,430.00), as follows:

Budget Amendment #3
General Fund

Original/Current Budget
Increase
Decrease
Amended Budget

Law Enforcement:
31021-46100 R & M Bldg/Grds
$ -0-
$ 3,430
$ -0--
$ 3,430

Reserves:
99984-95000 Reserve for Con-
tingencies
.$243,286
$ 0
$ 3,430
$ 239,856

(End)

Budget Amendment #4 Re-
pair of Jail Roof, Engineering
of Gulf County E.M.S. Building
& O.F.D. Bunker Gear (General
Fund $38,774.00), as follows:

Budget Amendment #4
General Fund
Original/Current Budget
Increase
Decrease
Amended Budget
Detention & Corrections:
S3123-46100 R & M Bldg/Grds
$ -0-
$13,125
$-0-
$13,125

Gulf County EMS
51626-62001 Buildings>$25,000
$-0
$16,000
$-0-
$16,000

Overstreet Fire Contr Distr:
02622-52000 Operating Supplies
$ 0-
$ 9,649
$ -0-
$ 9,649

Reserves:
99984-95000 Reserve for Contingencies
$239,856
$-0-
$ 38,774
$201,082

(End)

Budget Amendment #5 Dune
Restoration Expenditures (Gen-
eral Fund $44,156.00), as fol-
lows:

Budget Amendment #5
General Fund
Original/Current Budget
Increase
Decrease
Amended Budget


Coastal Impact Asst. Program:
43137-34000 Other Contractual Services'
$ -0-
$44,156
$-0-
$44,156

Reserves:
99984-95000 Reserve for Contingencies
$201,082
$ -0-
$44,156
$ 156,926

(End)

Budget Amendment #6
Wewahitchka Health Depart-
ment Land Purchase Clos-
ing Costs (General Fund
$2,423.00), as follows:

Budget Amendment #6
General Fund

Original/Current Budget
Increase
Decrease
Amended Budget

County Health Dept:
42562-61000 Land
$ -0-
$2,423
$ -0-
$2,423

Reserves:
99984-95000 Reserve for Contingencies
$156,926
$-0-
$2,423
$ 154,503.

(End)

Budget Amendment #7 Well-
ness Program Increase (General
Fund $25,000.00), as follows:

Budget Amendment #7
General Fund

Original/Current Budget
Increase
Decrease
Amended Budget

Bd of County Commissioners:
21111-49002 Wellness Program
$ 3,500
$ 25,000
$-0-
$ 28,500

21111-23000 Life, Health & DentallIns
$1,434,297
$-0-
$ 25,000
$1,409,297

(End)

4. Grant Acceptance/
Participation 2006 Edward
Byrne (J.A.G.) Program (Sheriff
$42,839.00)

5. Invoice Ausley &
McMullen, P.A. Gulf Pines Hos-
pital Bankruptcy (Past Due Bal-
ances $2,394.59 to be paid


from Account #21111-33000)
Bay Medical Center
- H.C.R.A. (#06035-00174 *
$1,,754.08 to be paid from Ac-
count #51462-31500)
County Attorney Timothy
McFarland (February, 2006 *
$6,825.72 to be paid from Ac-
count #21314-31100)
-Rumberger, Kirk &
Caldwell General Employment
Matters (File #G214-107990 *
Invoice #697620 $2,120.00 *
to be paid from Account #21111-
31200)

S6. Proclamation Gulf
Coast Workforce Development
Board (John Reeves)

7. Purchase Request
Wellness Progiam Exercise
Equipment to be located at the
Road Department (not to exceed
$5,000.00 to be paid from Ac-
count #21111-49002)
Purchase Request Public
Works IT28 Integrated Tool
Machine from Thompson Trac-
tor (Sole Source $10,769.00 *
to be paid from Account #42834-
64001)

8. Resignation Letter
Ulyssee Best, Maintenance (Ef-
fective April 10,2006)

9. Resolution Budget
Amendment General Fund Un-
anticipated Revenue (Homeland
Security Grant Emergency
Management $13,415.00), as
follows:

RESOLUTION NO. 2006-05
WHEREAS, the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, has received
unanticipated grant revenue in
the General Fund for fiscal year
2005-2006; and
WHEREAS, said revenue is
needed to help, pay certain ex-
penditures incurred in fiscal
year 2005-2006.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED as follows:
1. The 2005-2006 fiscal
year budget is amended as fol-
lows:
GENERAL FUND

Original/ Budget
Increase
Amended Budget

REVENUES:

Federal Grant:
00131-20001 Homeland Security Grant
$ -0-
$ 13,415
$ 13,415

EXPENDITURES:
Gulf Co. Emerg. Management:
39125-34000 Other Contractual Srvs.
$-0-
$ 3,674
$ 3,674

39125-62100 Improvements to Bldg
$-0-


$ 5,000
$ 5,000

39125-64000 Equipment
$ 7,000
$4,741
$ 11,741

THIS RESOLUTION AD-
OPTED by the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners
this 1lth day of April, 2006.

(End)

Resolution Budget Amend-
ment E.M.S. Grant Fund Un-
anticipated Revenue (County
E.M.S. Grant Award Gulf
County E.M.S. $4,677.00), as
follows:

RESOLUTION N0.2006-06

WHEREAS, the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, has received
unanticipated revenue in the
County Road and Bridge Fund
for fiscal year 2005-2006; and
WHEREAS, said revenue is
needed to help pay certain ex-
penditures incurred in fiscal
year 2005-2006.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED as follows:

1. The 2005-2006 fiscal
year budget is amended as fol-
lows:

COUNTY ROAD & BRIDGE
FUND
Original/ Budget
Increase
Amended Budget

REVENUES:
Miscellaneous Revenue:
10160-00000 Misc. Revenue
$-0-
$ 2,000
$ 2,000

EXPENDITURES:
County Road & Bridge:
41041-64001 Equipment >$5000
$ 64,900
$ 2,000
$ 66,900

THIS RESOLUTION AD-
OPTED by the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners
this 11th day of April, 2006.

(End)

Resolution Budget Amend-
nient County Road & Bridge
Fund Unanticipated Revenue
(Miscellaneous Revenue Road
Department $2,000.00), as fol-
lows:

RESOLUTION NO. 2006-07

WHEREAS, the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, has received
unanticipated revenue in the
County Road and Bridge Fund
for fiscal year 2005-2006; and


WHEREAS, said revenue is
needed to help pay certain ex-
penditures incurred in fiscal
year 2005-2006.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED as follows:
1. The 2005-2006 fiscal
year budget is amended as fol-
lows:

COUNTY ROAD & BRIDGE
FUND

Original/ Budget
Increase
Amended Budget

REVENUES:

Miscellaneous Revenue:
10160-00000 Miscellaneous revenue
$-0-
$ 2,000
$ 2,000

EXPENDITURES:

County Road & Bridge:
41041-64001 Equipment > $5000
$ 64,900
$ 2,000
$66,900

THIS RESOLUTION AD-
OPTED by the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners
this llth day of April, 2006.

(End)

Resolution Budget Amend-
ment St. Joseph Fire Control
District Unanticipated Revenue
(Donation Beaches Fire De-
partment $200,000.00), as
follows:

RESOLUTION NO. 2006-08

WHEREAS, the Board of
.County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, has received
unanticipated revenue in the St.
Joe Fire Control District Fund
for fiscal year 2005-2006; and
WHEREAS, said revenue is
needed to help pay certain ex-
penditures incurred in fiscal
year 2005-2006.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED as follows:

1. The 2005-2006 fiscal
year budget is amended as fol-
lows:

ST JOE FIRE CONTROL
DISTRICT FUND

Original/ Budget
Increase
Amended Budget

REVENUES:

Contributions & Donations:
10666-92000 Contributions & Donations
$-0-
$200,000
$ 200,000

EXPENDITURES:


Beaches Fire Dept.:
32122-64001 Equipment > $5000
$66,223
$ 200,000
$ 266,223

THIS RESOLUTION AD-
OPTED by the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners
this 1lth day of April, 2006.

(End)

10. S.H.I.P. Rehabili-
tation Assistance (Frankie W.
Kelly $5,000.00 / Paul and
Brenda Norris $12,600.00)

11. Special Projects
Payments, as follows:

Dist. 5 Peavy & Son Con-
struction Co. Clay for Ball Park
$162.00

(End)


ODYSSEY OF THE MIND /
SPECIAL PROJECTS
Chairman McLemore recog-
nized the Odyssey of the Mind
Team from Wewahitchka, and
each member of the team spoke
to the Board about the group.
They requested funding from
the Board to attend the World
competition. Commissioner
Peters motioned for each Com-
missioner to donate special
projects funds to the Odyssey of
the Mind Team. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously (4-
0), as follows:
Dist. 1 Odyssey of the Mind
'Team Donation
$250.00
Dist. 2 Odyssey of the Mind
Team Donation
$250.00
Dist. 3 Odyssey ofthe Mind
Team Donation
$200.00
Dist. 4 Odyssey of the Mind
Team Donation
$200.00
Dist. 5 Odyssey of the Mind
Team Donation
$200.00

PUBLIC HEARING -
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of a proposed
ordinance amending the Gulf
County Comprehensive Plan,
County Attorney McFarland
read the proposed ordinance by
title and called for public com-
ment. Upon inquiry by Com-
missioner Williams, and Plan-
ner Richardson discussed the
changes in the wetlands (buffer).
He discussed that if the 25-foot
buffer is not passed, then the
County will have to go into an
Administrative Hearing. Plan-
ner Richardson discussed that
the staff recommends a 25-foot
buffer. Commissioner Williams

_


discussed that if they went to
a 50-foot buffer, the impact
would be approximately 18,000
plus acres. Commissioner Wil-
liams recommended the 25-foot
buffer. Commissioner Traylor
discussed the County needs
to stay with the 25 foot buffer.
Planner Richardson discussed
the density issues, and that the
staff recommended a limit on
the increase in density to the
uplands areas. He reported that
D.C.A. had to have the Florida
Area Ratio. He also discussed
the map series has been much
better since G.I.S. produces
the maps: Planner Richardson
discussed buffering well heads
through Northwest Florida Man-
agement District to protect the
deep water wells from pollution.
He also discus sed. that r.-, staff
is proposing a gr ar.r r recre-
ation and open spaces. Com-
missioner Williams discussed
that this is a critical adoption
for the County. Planner Rich-
ardson recommended the Gulf
Coast Parkway resolution re-
quest. He also discussed that
these are additions that need to
be added in the Comprehensive
Plan. Commissioner Williams
inquired, and Planner Richard-
son recommended to change the
Capital Improvement Schedule
by including the Cape San Bias
lighthouse project, and Gaskin
Park Phase I, moving Gaskin
Park Phase II up to 2006, leav-
ing Americus Avenue ditch/cul-
vert as is, moving White City
Park bulkhead $300,000.00
to 2006-2007, increase Court-
house renovations from
$500,000.00 to $1,000,000.00,
increase Gulf County E.M.S. to
$800,000.00,move Honeyville
Park $200,000.00 to 2005-2006,
and move Gulf County Jail roof
$300,000.00 to 2005-2006.
* Commissioner Williams recom-
mended the Gulf County jail in
2005-2006. Planner Richard-
son discussed that in the new
budget year they will have to
go by the Capital Improvement
Schedule. He also discussed the
existing land use maps and the
State requirements in the future
from 2006-2020. Commissioner
Williams reported that F.E.M.A.
will be here on May 2nd to meet
with Northwest Florida Water
Management to perform testing
in the entire County. Planner
Richardson discussed that the
County has to have coastal den-
sity, future traffic circulation
maps, v-zones, and quad maps.
There being no public comment,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to approve the ordinance con-
tingent upon these added rec-
ommendations by Planner Rich-
ardson. Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (4-0).

Will be continued...


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3110 Appliances
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3130 Auctions
3140 Baby Items
3150 Building Supplies
3160 Business
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3170 Collectibles
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3200 Firewood
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3240 Guns
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3280 Machinery/
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3320 Plants & Shrubs/
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Garage Sale! Fri. June 30
7am-lpm. 131 Westcott
Circle, Port St. Joe, near
Post Office. Designer Jr.
clothes, baby & toddler
items, toys, men & women
clothing &' shoes, house-
hold items, Exercise equip
Lots of great items. All
priced to sell.
Howard Creek 7127
Rammacher Rd. Fri & Sat
from 9am-? Furniture,
movies, books, misc. an-
tiques, and much more.
KK: Mexico Beach 100 C
South 38th St. Sat. from
7am til 1pm.'Ducati Motor-
cycle, scubba gear, lawn
mower, microwave, 18" ti-
res, carpet, oak book
case, maternity clothes,
baby items, jogging stroll-
er, Media breast pump, sil-
ver and much more!
Pt. St. Joe Beach : 707
Nautilus Dr. (Seashores
subdivision). Furniture,
clothes, baby items, hshld
items, amd much morel
Pt. St. Joe: 1311 McClel-
land Ave. Fri 8:30am-4p,
Sat 8:30-1pm. Oak round
table, rockers, glassware,
collectables, bedding,
towels, boys 12 mos.
much more.

Pt. St. Joe:
4090 CR 386 Sat 7/1
8am-5pm.



Yard Sale 1315 Wood-
ward Ave. Fri June 30th
8am-?, Plants, red tips,
perennial coreopsis, crape
myrtles, four colors of an-
gel trumpets, elephant
ears, banana trees, several
colors of caladiums,
cryium lilies, sago palms,
butterfly plants, fish bait
trees, some vegies ( new
potatoes, sw. onions and
fresh tomatoes).
Yard Sale at 212 Charles
Avenue June 30th and July
2nd from 7am til noon.
Household items and elec-
trical supplies.

YARD SALE!
8am-1pm. SATURDAY,
July 1st. Hwy 98, 1/2 mile
West of Dixie Bell Curve.


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Big Plant Sale! Sat. from
8am til ? Large variety. 480
Ponderosa Pines Drive in
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EMPLOYMENT
4100 Help Wanted
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4120 Sales/Telemarketing
4130- Employment
Information


4100
Administrative


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for advanced & difficult
bookkeeping work involv-
ing all aspects of payroll.
Requires H.S. diploma/
equivalency with exp. in
general accounting prac-
tices; 2 year exper. in the
maintenance of payroll
pref'd. Starts@ $10.39/hr.
Open Until Filled.
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tutes a new ad and new charges.

The News Herald DOES NOT guarantee position of
ANY ad under any classification.


4100
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Office Assistant- P.rn.
F'an ln, D jia Erir' &, MS
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850-639-5551
Administrative


Sales Assistant
The WindMark Beach
Sales Center in Port St Joe
is currently searching for a
Sales Assistant to provide
excellent customer service
in the real estate industry.
FL Real Estate license pre-
ferred but not required.
Must be flexible regarding
schedule and posses in-
termediate MS Office com-
puter skills. Most of all
qualified candidate must
be friendly, outgoing and
professional
Please submit Resume via
fax to 229-7952, email to
rebecca.standigeC(joe.
com or visit careers.ioe.
com to submit an online
application & resume.
Equal Opportunity
Employer,
Pre-Employment Drug
Screening Required
Automotive

Advanced Auto Parts is
currently seeking applica-
tions for position of PT
sales Associate in Port St
Joe. Advanced offers com-
petitive pay, flexible sched-
ules, & Significant benefits
program for PT. Success-
ful applicants must 'be
friendly, have auto parts
knowledge & Dependable,
Also Be Customer, Team,
& change oriented. Inter-
ested applicants should
apply in person at Ad-
vanced Auto Parts at 201
Monument Ave, Port St
Joe FL.
Cashier
Walker's Dixie Dandy,
2176 US 98 Hiland
View.Apply in person.



Domestic

Care Giver Needed, Hon-
est & caring care provider
for semi Invalid elderly
women in her Kinard
home. Must be able to as-
sist with daily living needs,
light housekeeping, cook-
ing, & earns. Must have
valid Florida Drivers Li-
cense. Live-in or daily. Call
Pam 850-774 2408



Driver

Bus Driver's Training: The
Gulf County School Board
has immediate openings
for substitute bus drivers.
Training will consist of 40
total hours including 20
hours in the classroom
and 20 hours on a bus.
The next driver training
class begins July 17.
Training is free if an appli-
cant drives a bus for Gulf
County School Board. All
other applicants for bus
driver training must pay a
$52.00 fee. All applicants
must be finger printed,
take a bus driver physical,
and be drug tested before
being approved by the
School Board as a driver.
All licensed drivers for the
Gulf County School Board
are eligible for any full time
positions that come availa-
ble. If interested or want
more information, call
Carolyn at the Gulf County
Adult School at 227-1744.


4100
Dr,,er:

AN
EARN AS YOU
LEARN
Career!
England Transport
now offers
On-the-job CDL Training
No credit check
No co-signers
No down payment!
Toll-Free
1-866-619-6081

Drivers

DRIVER
TRAINEES
NEEDED NOW!
Werner needs entry level
Semi drivers. No exp. re-
quired. Avg. $36K + 1st yr!
60% home nightly/weekly.
CDL training in your area.
1-866-280-5309

Drivers

USA
READY MIX
Now hiring Class A&B
CDL Ready Mix drivers.
Excellent benefits and
wages. Apply in person
1001 Cecil Costin Blvd.
Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-8858
USA EOE




General

"THE NEW"
Bayside
Lumber & Building
Supply

Is accepting applica-
tions for the following
positions:

*Millwork Delivery
Driver
*Millwork/Warehouse
Helper
*Exper Forklift Operator
*Inside Salesclerk/
Stocker
Excellent Benefits!

Apply in person to:
272 Commerce Dr.
St. Joe
Commerce Park

General


AmeriGas
Propane
is accepting applications
for a Service Techni-
cian for our Apalachico-
la location. Individual will
install, repair, and
maintian propane gas
systems, appliances and
equipment. Require-
ments include a high
school diploma(or equiv-
alent), a valid class B,
CDL with hazmat and
tanker endorsements, a
great driving record and
satisfactory completion
of DOT physical, drug
test & background
check, Complete bene-
fits package and com-
petitive wages. Please
fax resume to Sales &
Service Manager
850-653-8225


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Benefits avail! Centurion
Auto transport.
800-889-8139

General


IMMEDIATE
OPENING:
Part Time Maintenance/
Handyman, Full and
Part time Housekeep-
ers, and cooksyneeded
for Geri-Care Assisted
Living and Beacon Villa
Retirement Center. Flex-
ible hours, great work
environment, rewarding
and meaningful job. We
are looking for a hard
working, committed per-
son who is comfortable
working with elders.
This employee will re-
port to our Assisted Liv-
ing Administrator. The
right candidate must
pass a background
check and drug screen-
ing. We are an equal
opportunity employer. If
interested, please call
Deborah at
850-647-4000 or Kim at
647-9170

General

JOB NOTICE
The Gulf County Board
of County Commission-
ers is accepting applica-
tions for a Staff Assis-
tant in the Maintenance
Department. Applica-
tions and a complete
job description are avail-
able in our HR office or
at:
www.gulfcounty
government.com
Salary Range
$10.35-$12.00 based on
experience. Application
deadline is Friday,
07/07/06 5:00. pm EST.
For more information,
please contact Denise
Manuel, Human Re-
sources Director at
850-229-5335. Gulf
County enforces a
Drug-Free. Workplace
Policy and is an Equal
Opportunity / Affirmative
Action Employer.

Administrative

Part-Time
Receptionist
Start your career off right
with the St Joe Companyl
St Joe is currently search-
ing for a part-time recep-
tionist; hours are Sat 9-6
Sun 12:30-6 in Port St Joe.
Qualified candidate will
have 1-2 years work expe-
rience and must be profes-
sional and friendly MS Of-
fice skills are also re-
quired. We offer great'pay
and an excellent benefits
package

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


AVON
EARN $$$ FOR YOUR
SUMMER VACATION!
50% EARNINGS
FREE GIFT WITH STARTUP!
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CGrener -i

GULF COUNTY
SHERIFF'S
OFFICE
Accepting application's for
dispatchers, corrections of-
ficers, & Jail administrator.
Applications can be pick
up at the Gulf County Sher-
iffs Office, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin SR. Blvd




Healthcare

Bay St.
Joseph Care
120-Bed, long term care
facility is seeking indi-
viduals who have com-
passion for the elderly
and enjoy working to fill
the following positions:

-Transportation Aide
(part time)
*Rehab Technician
(full time)
*Licenses Practical
Nurses
*Certified Nursing Assts
*Director of Nursing
(full time)
Full-time Benefits
Included:

*Medical/Dental/Vision
Insurance
Short Term/Long Term
Disability
*Company Paid Life
Insurance
*Paid Time Off
*401K Retirements Plan
*Uniform Allowance
*Attendance Bonus
*Referral Bonus
*Tuition Reimbursement
-Shift Differential

Please Contact:
Carrie Harrison
HR Director
220 9th St.
Port St. Joe, FL
(850) 229-8244 Ext 105
Fax (850) 229-7129


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Wanted for Local Corrpa.
rny Hom"e r ri nighl. 1
y?3ar e% Clean MrvIi Clas
A & B license. $300 Sign-
On -Bonus after 90 Days.
769-9136.

General
HVAC Installer needed im-
mediately for HVAC. top
pay, insurance benefits,
call Emerson Cooling &
Heating, 229-9400

Healthcare


Busy Medical
Office

Seeking Full time, profes-
sional office personnel.&
CNA or MA Computer arid
clerical experience neces-
sary. Must have excellent
people, skills. Inquiries
please contact 850-227-
7070 to apply.

Healthcare

CAREGIVERS
NEEDED
Port St. Joe &
Mexico Beach Area

We need caring & com-
passionate caregivers to
work in Mexico Beach &
Port St. Joe area. Work
times are based on your
availability and we need to
fill 24/7 shifts. Call
Home Instead Senior Care
850-522-1920
or 1-866-301-1919

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


Applications are being taken at Franklin C, Gulf Cl,
and other panhandle correctional institutions.

Employment opportunities are available as soon as you
start training! Classes areoffered in Port St. Joe through the
Gulf/Franklin Center of Gulf Coast Community College.


CORRECTIONAL OFFICER BASIC STANDARDS CLASS

Begins August 17,2006
Graduates in December 2006

ALL CLASSES are Monday Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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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









Accountant

GT Com, a total communi-
cations company provider
in Northwest Florida with
55,000 access lines, is
seeking an Accountant to
join their accounting staff
in Port St. Joe. Reporting
to the Accounting Manag-
er, successful candidate
will be responsible for ac-
crual accounting, general
ledger accounting, and
special projects. A de-
greed individual with flexi-
bility in working overtime
during peak periods is pre-
ferred. The basic skill set
required is familiarity with
personal computers in par-
ticular Excel and Word or
similar software programs.

We offer a competitive sal-
ary and benefits package
including 401K. Please re-
spond in confidence to:

Susan Machemer
Human Resources
Manager
GT Com
P. 0. Box 220
Port St. Joe, FL 32457

smachemerofairDort.
com
FAX: 850-229-8689
EOE/MFDV

Professional


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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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, e-mail to
rebecca.standioe(@joe.
com or visit careers.ioe.
com to submit an online
application & resume
Equal Opportunity
Employer
Pre-Employment Drug
Screening Required.

Professional

North Florida Child Devel-
opment, Inc. is currently
accepting applications
from qualified persons for
the following position:
Family Service Worker.

Preferred Credentials:
Basic computer literacy
and database skills. Profi-
cient use of Windows
based programs. Associ-
ate degree in human ser-
vices field or a high school
diploma with a minimum of
two years successful work
experience in human ser-
vices. DFWP/MF/7-4/EOE.

North Florida Child
Development, Inc.
Attn: Sebrina McGill
PO Box 38, Wewahitchka,
FL 32465
Fax 850-639-4173, Se-

brina@headstarnf.org
850-639-5080 ext 10

Technical

Employment Opportunity
in South Floridal 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-
tions to the crew and
equipment used. Directs
the activities of the crew
during the rigging up an
r;ig;n. do':in ai a location.
Coioror.aew Ire 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


The Port St Joe
Star

has an opening for a
In House
Sales Rep.
A
applicants must have
computer .Experience
and have a team play-
ing attitude.

Responsibilities include:
Inside Sales and Cus-
tomer Service Benefits
include: medical, dental
and vision insurance,
401K, success sharing,
paid holiday, paid va-
cation and sick leave.

The Star is a drug free
workplace. and an equal
opportunity employer.

Contact Krichelle
Halualani McGhee
General Manager,
850-227-1278
or email resume to
khaiualani@starfl.com
or fax resume to
(850) 227-7212.
Or in person at the Star
office at 135 W Hwy 98,
Port St Joe, Florida.


Call:

Toll Free:

Fax:

Email:

Email:


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Route

Sunshine Companies is
currently seeking route
personnel to maintain, sup-
ply,and administer a
full-time route of amuse-
ments in major retail loca-
tions in the local service
area. Entry level position.
Pre-employment back-
ground checks will be con-
ducted. A good driving rec-
ord is a must. Competitive
Salary + Commission &
Benefits. Email qualifica-
tions to jobs@suncom.biz
or fax to 1-888-432-8010.
EOE Use reference code:
RM-FTW

The Port St Joe
Star
has an opening for a
Creative Team
Member
Applicants must have
computer experience
and have a team play-
ing attitude.

Responsibilities include:
Advertising design and
page layout. Experi-
ence in InDesign and
Photoshop a plus, but
we will train the right
person. Benefits in-
clude: medical, dental
and vision insurance,
401K, success sharing,
paid holiday, paid vaca-
tion and sick leave.

The Star is a drug free
workplace and an equal
opportunity employer.

Contact Kathy Smith,
Creative Design Mgr.
850-653-8868
or email resume to
ksmith@starfl.com
or fax resume to
(850) 227-7212
Or in person
at the Star office
135 W Hwy 98
Port St Joe, Florida.

Trades

Electricians Needed for
Electrical Contractor. Must
have min. 3 yrs exp for a
large comm'l project. Top
pay and benefits including
health insurance are avail-
able. DFWP/EOE call
800-330-9531




Trades

HVAC Mechanics
& Helpers
(Experienced)
PANAMAA CITY AREA)
Top Pay, Excellent Bene-
fits, Vacation/Holiday Pay,
401 K.
Keith Lawson Company
Kendall Clark
(850) 527-5439
KLC is an EOE/AAE/DFWP'
Minority Applicants
encourage to apply

Trades

Immediate Openings for
LONG-TERM WORK FOR
THE FOLLOWING 1ST
CLASS SKILLED TRADES:
Electricians Pipe Fitters
Pipe Welders (TIG)
Sheetmetal Mechanic
(Louisiana only) Ship Fit-
ters Welders- (FLUXCORE/
MIG/STICK) Inside/Outside
Machinists *Ability to earn
up to $1,800.00 a week*
50+ Hours Available Addi-
tional Benefits: Health/
Dental Benefits Referral
Bonus Program WORK
AVAILABLE THROUGH-
OUT THE U.S. **Must be,
eligible to work in the
U.S.** **Must have 3
YEARS SHIPYARD OR 5
YEARS INDUSTRIAL EX-
PERIENCE** Contact:
888-269-3381 recruiter@
ameriforce.com EOE/
DFWP Se Habla Espanol
Trades

Miller Heating & Air Con-
ditioning is looking for an
Expereince HVAC Me-
chanic/ Service Tech to fill
a full time position, M-F,
No call- Some Saturdays.
Health Reinbursement
plan, competitive wages.
DFWR Clean driving rec-
ord. By appt. only. Call
227-3319.


| 4100 |
Trades

Marine Pipe Welders
Marine Pipe Fitters
Out of town work in
Virginia, Per Diem,
Overtime Job. Completion
Saftey Bonus.
Welco Craftsman, Inc.
800-485-5221



Trades


THE CITY OF
MEXICO BEACH
is accepting applications
for a part time Assistant
Harbor Master.
Minimum requirements
include:
Ability to deal with people,
receipt of funds from boat-
ers, reliable transportation.
Applications may be ob-
tained at City Hall, 118 N.
14th Street, Mexico Beach,
FL, Monday through Fri-
day from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. Position is open until
filled.
The City of Mexico Beach
is a drug free workplace
and an Equal Opportunity
Employer.



4110



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



4120



Real Estate

Now accepting Realtors.
Want a great work environ-
ment? Competitive splits,
Stop by and see us at
Gables & Palms Real Es-
tate at 319 Reid Ave, Port
St Joe, FL or call 850-340-
1941 ask for Stacy



4130
*REMEMBER:*
Ads in this classifica-
tion may or may not re-
quire an investment or
may be mullietel mar-
keting cpponuriies.. 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.

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
1-800-320-9353, Ext 2139
Earn Up To $550- Weekly
Working through the gov-
ernment. Part-time, no ex-
perience needed. Call to-
dayl 1-800-488-2921 ask
for Dept. L.
Must Sell! Established
route. Unique school pro-
gram. Minimum invest-
ment. $9250. Call Today
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5100- Business
Opportunities
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Jewelry
Nat'l Co. seeks local Dist.
Make $50-$75K. Ft/Pt Min.
inv. $16K 800-596-5150

Ink
Distributorship
150 million faxes.printers
need ink. Nat'l Co. seeking
Dist. for our products. Min.
Invest. $8K Make $50-
100K 866-523-8721

LOCAL VENDING
ROUTE
Water/Juice/snacks/
candy-all brands'
Great Equipment /
Support Financing availa-
ble with $6K down
Call: 954-971-9301 ask
for Tom
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*REMEMBER:*
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.


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REALESTATE 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 HomeiLol
6180 Oul -l Town Renlals
6190 Timeshare Rentals
6200 Vacation Rentals



6100

America's

Mini Storage


(8501229-8014


BEACH

STORAGE
Day: 227-7200
Night: 647-3882
St. Joe Beach


MINI STORAGE


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
to 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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PLUS SMALL ENGINE
REPAIRS

NOW AVAILABLE
Climate Control

St. Joe
Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112


J6E.com I
Keyword: Land
1.866.JOE.LAND
(1.866.563.5263)


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


S 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
Apalachicola Remodeled
Historic Downtown build-
ing, unique 1 br, 1 ba apt,
balcony with river view,
fans, laundry, $750mo
plus utilities, Lease, 1st,
last, & sec dep, Avail Now
850-653-3700

Gulf Aire: 1br, Iba, wash-
er/dryer, privacy fenced
yard, pool, private beach,
tennis court, pets ok,
$675/+ dep. Call 639-2690



6138




FOR RENT
GULFAIRE ST. JOE
BEACH 3br, 2ba, TH, FP,
Patio, garage. Private
beach, community, pool &
tennis court. Long term .
$1100 mo. + 1 mo. dep.
Call 1-850-647-2570

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



6140
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-
hor-.d close to schools,
rO1 PETSI references A
MUST. $850/mo. 1st, last,
and sec. required. Call
850-227-7125 or 227-5453

WeWa: 3br, 2ba, Dblw, lot
w/fruit trees, Irg shed, near
river, 1 blk to pub. boat
ramp 352-232-5752




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

Wewahitchka: Brand new
2 br, 2 ba Duplex, large &
open, tile floors, all appli-
ances, included. $800 mo/
+ $950 dep. Call 774-2433
Landfall Properties.



6170



2 br, 1 ba Mobile Home,
St. Joe Beach, $450 mo.,
$450 dep., Refs req'd. No
pets. 850-227-1795.

2 br, 1 ba 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




3' br, 1 ba Mobile Home,
125 Woodley Dr. Wewa, FL
blocks from Chipola River,
$595 mo., (917) 650-6452.


7100
2 BR 1 BA Port St.Joe.
Corner lot with bay view.
REDUCED $215K
8 5 0 7 6 2 3 2 5 2
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 Cir. PSJ, This
luxurious home offers Bay
view, formal living/dining
rooms, breakfast room,
custom built kitchen
wlappliances, family room,
3 b r, 2 ba, .5 ba w'/ mud
room, laundry room, secu-
rity, & sprinkler systems,
hurricane shutters, home
warranty, 2544 sf, $490K,
MLS# 108138 Call Gary
Poole Coldwell Banker
899-1134 or 769-8971




306 Nautilus Dr. St. Joe
Beach. 3 br, 2 ba, 1800 sf/
Heated & cooled 3 yrs.
old. Screen enclosed
Swimming Pool, & Jacuzzi.
Anderson Windows, Cus-
tom Hickory kitchen
.Stainless Steel Kitchen
Aide appliances. $365K
obo Call 850-647-6349

Mexico Bch New 2 br 2 ba
TH, pool, tile, Close to bch
$214,900, Pelican Walk
Real Estate, 850-647-2473

Mexico Beach Property
Reduced as much as 50%1
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, PSJ Realty,
850-819-0833.




Port St. Joe Beach: For
sale or Lease. Gulf view
from balcony,' 3 br, 3 ba,
built in '00. Great floor
plan. Features: Cathedral
Ceilings, garden tub, ac-
cess to pool, attached gar-
age, covered porch/patio.
Deck facing Gulf. Asking
$510K obo. 850-624-6140.



7110
Cape San Bias Great
Gulf View. 4/4.5 custom
home. A must see for
$899,900. Call._. .Diane-
Peevy at Port Realty 850-
527-2580 OwneirAgenl

Cape San Bias- By Owner
Great Waterfront Home on
St. Joe Bay, 3 br, 2.5 ba
Custom Home. A Must see
Ior 1975K 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 00000 Ju-
dith Bohn ownrr,'reaiior
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 ai Pan Realty
850-527-2580



7130
Panama City Beach Wild
Heron 3/2 approx. 2000sf
condo at Linkside. Nicely
Furnished. Great buy at
$599,900. Call Diane
Peevy at Port Realty 850-
527-2580. Owner/Agent



S 7i150

APPROX
5.18 Acres
Can possibly be divided
into 1/2, acre lots, Over-
street area, Sunshine
Farms Sub, $200k
Call William Wlttlngton
819-2004
ERA Neubauer RE

Florida
Hill Country
A St. Joe
WoodLands Property
Land with live oaks and
long-leafs, fields and
pines, along the rivers
and bays of Northwest
Florida. Thousands of
opportunities for your
own farm, ranch or
waterfront property.

Multiple rural lifestyle
opportunities, only one
number to call


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.


Call Our New Numbers Now!


7150
For Detailed Information
on The Top 15 Lot Deals in
Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach & Windmark Beach.
Visit: www.mexlcobeach
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,
PSJ Realty 819-0833

Looking To Own Land?
Invest in rural acreage
throughout America: coast-
al, mountain, waterfront
properties, 20 to 200 ac-
res. For FREE Special
Land Reports: www.
landbuyersguide.com/nda

Mexico Beach Lot,
175x100, walk to beach,
$189K. Motivated Seller
850-596-2057 or
850-271-1453

Residential
Development
Potential

Gulf & Calhoun
Counties, Florida

A St. Joe
LandMark Property

*Beautifully set on a +/-
150-acre tract with
five-acre lake


8110

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




Mercury Marquis
'93 4 door, Best reasona-
ble offer. Call
850-229-6387

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



8130
Chevy S10 XTCab '01, au-
tomatic, fully loaded, bed-
liner, 77K miles. Asking
$7500 Call 850-229-8651



8160



Ducati Monster '01 dark-
with only 445 miles, 600.,
mile service completed. 2
matching Ducati helmets,'
cover and battery charger..
Asking $5000 call
580-747-5145

YAMAHA 250 '05 Virago
cruiser, Garage kept, 2650'
actual miles, bike is like
new, black, windshield, 50,
miles per gallon Asking-,
$2695 obo, Call 850-2291'
1202 or 850-227-4272. Se-.
rious inquires only





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.

1996 Proline, Center con--
sol, 25.5ft, with 98 Ocean'
Runner, T-Top, Marine Ra,"
dio, Furuno GPS, Color,
Sitex Bottom Machine, trim,
tabs,, trailer, $19,500, 229-
239-0526

18ft Sun Tracker bass
buggy Pontoon Boat.
40hp Suzuki motor, runs
great, trolling motor, &
new, galvanized trailer.
$5000. Call Ken 647-5770
or 527-9280

Key West BR, '05, 19.6' '05
Yamaha with T-Top, 150hp 'I
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.

Mako 24ft boat, walk
around cutty cabin, 250
Yamaha Motor. Boat, mo- -
tor & trailer for $14,000
obo, Will consider partial
trade for sailboat Call
926-1940




Stamas 25FT Open Sport
Fisherman, w/cuddy cabin
225 Susuki Motor, Alurm
Boat Trlr. $19K Exc cond
850-647-8545 or 893-4681

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

SAmerica'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- Location!
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





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


*30 miles from Port St.
Joe and six miles from
Wewahitchka

*Allowable density in
Gulf County is 1:2.5;
Calhoun County is 1:10

*Boating enthusiasts
will enjoy nearby lakes,
rivers and the Gulf of
Mexico

Call Gail Ward with GVA
Advantis Real Estate
Services Company at
850.674.5333.

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ST Joe Bch lot for sale,
ready to build, 3rd blk,
high & dry. Septic, Power,
& water on cleared 75x150
lot, 330 Ponce De Leon
$140k obo. 850-647-6349

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




Wewa: Dry lot near River,
new deep well/septic tank,
survey, existing pwr, hand-
yman trlr. 352-232-5752.





Overstreet Area Owner Fi-
nancing avail 2br, 2 ba
MH, Wetappo Creek, deep
water, boat ramped, dock
permit applied for work-
shop, porch l169K Also
avail lbr, 1ba MH $139K
Call 478-960-0800



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. Welappo
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

Residential Waterfront
and water view home sites
from $150,000.. Coldwell
Banker Residential Real
Estate, Inc. Don Yarbrough
850-527-5887


8100 Antique & Collectibles
8110- Cars
8120 Sports Utility Vehicles
8130 -Trucks
8140 Vans
8150- Commercial
8160- Motorcycles
8170 Auto Parts
& Accessories
8210 Boats
8220 Personal Watercraft
8230 Sailboats
8240 Boat & Marine
Supplies
8310 Aircraft/Aviation
8320 ATV/Off Road Vehicles
8330 Campers & Trailers
8340 Motorhomes


REAL ESTATE FOR SALWEI
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


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Eatnhlihed 1937 --v Gu o ds n rs r eT S P SJ F u ue 6


Vanquishing


Your Debt Monster


By Bryan Golden
Consumers have
increased their debt by
more than 12%, minimum
monthly payments have
grown by 10%, and late
payments are up by nearly
20%, according to a credit
reporting agency.
Mounting personal
debt is a major cause of
stress. Left unchecked, it
will cause family discord
(including divorce),
depression, job problems,
and physical ailments.
Unmanageable debt can
also lead to foreclosure and
repossessions.
The root of runaway
debt is spending more than
you make. Debt doesn't
have to be a way of life.
With a sensible plan and
behavioral changes, your
debt can be controlled or
eliminated. Unchecked
use of credit cards, living
beyond your means, and a
lack of financial common
sense all contribute to your
economic black hole. Before
you can fix a problem,
you have to recognize you
have one. It's so easy to
rely on credit for instant
gratification rather than
buying only what you can
afford. Keep it up and your
situation will only worsen.
Here is how to gain
control of your finances.
First, total up exactly
how much you owe.
Then determine the
minimum amount you
need for essentials such
as food, housing, and
transportation. The money
left over after necessities
should be applied to your
debt. Third, stop using
your credit cards. Use only
cash for basics. Don't buy
anything else until your debt


additional $300 per month
to put toward your debt.
Cost cutting is more
palatable when you view it
as temporary-just pay off
your debt. It's a short-term
sacrifice for a long-term
gain. Your debt will keep
growing until you change
your financial behavior.
Lowering your interest
rate also reduces expenses.
Look for no or low interest
credit cards to transfer your
balances to. If you transfer
to a card with a special
introductory rate, make
sure the balance is either
paid off or transferred
again before a higher rate
kicks in.
If you can't transfer
balances to a lower rate


is paid off. It takes
sacrifice to tame your
debt monster, but it
can be done. There is
no shortcut.
Total all your
minimum monthly
credit card payments.
You have to pay more
than the minimum or
else you'll be carrying
debt for many years.
The goal is to pay
off as much over the
minimum as you can
each month.
To control your
finances, you have
to know exactly how
much you spend
and for what. Keep
a detailed spending
log to track each
penny. Include all
expenditures, no
matter how small. At the
end of each month, break
down your spending
into categories such as
groceries, clothes, dry
cleaning, gas, dining out,
entertainment, coffee, and
newspapers. The more
categories you can identify
the better. Knowing where
your money goes lets you
plug the financial leaks.
Economize wherever
possible and eliminate all
non-essential expenditures.
Bringing lunch to work
rather than eating out can
save you $5-$10 a day.
Eating breakfast at home
will save you another $3-$5
a day. Dining in with the
family saves $50 or more.
Renting a video instead of
going to the movies saves
an additional $20. You can
also cut back on premium
cell phone ard cable
services. Small savings add
up quickly. Trimming just
$10 a day gives you an


card, pay the most money
toward your highest
interest rate debt first.
Then make the highest rate
balance your priority. Make
all payments on time. Not
only are late fees a waste
of money, late payments
degrade your credit rating
and can trigger interest rate
increases on all of your
credit cards, not just the
one you were tardy on.
Stick to your budget for
necessities and a payment
schedule to your debt.
Refrain from non-essential
spending until all your
balances are paid off. With
diligence and vigilance you
will vanquish your debt
monster.


NOTICE OF VOLUNTARY

ANNEXATION

NOTICE is hereby given that MATERIAL TRANS-
FER INDUSTRIES, LLC has requested the City of Port
St. Joe to voluntarily annex the land shown on the
map attached hereto. The land is located on the
North boundary of the City limits bordering Industri-
al Road, Premier Drive and the Gulf County Canal.
An exact legal description of the property and
ordinance No. 357 are on file with the City Clerk
at the Muncipal Building, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, and may be in-
spected there. The City will consider the adoption
of Ordinance No. 357, AN ORIDANCE PROVIDING
FOR THE VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION OF CERTAIN
LAND ADJACENT TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF
THE ICTY LIMITS, BERDERING INDUSTRIAL ROAD,
PREMIER DRIVE AND THE GULF COUNTY CANAL;
PROVIDING A DESCRIPTION OF THE LAND TO
BE ANNEXED; PROVIDING FOR THE REDEFINING
OF CITY BOUNDARIES TO INCLUDE SAID LANDS;
:PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE, at its meeting on July 18,
2006, at 6:00 o'clock p.m., EST, in the City Commis-
sion Meeting Room, Municipal Building, 305 Cecil
G. Costing, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. All inter-
ested persons may appear and be heard.





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What is the Best Way to
Borrow for College?
Student loan interest year fixed) 6.2%
rates have just taken one of Average Home Equity
the biggest jumps in recent Loan 6.5% 7.9%
memory. This has created Dave Weinert of the
a flurry of news about loan National Association of
consolidations and stu- College Funding Advisors
dents' worries about paying points out, "As the student
for college. But are student loan interest rate increases
loans really the best way starting July 1st 2006 to
to borrow for college? In 6.75% and with mortgage
most cases, no. rates hovering around 6.5%
"Even before the big fixed rate, this might be
rate hikes, home-equi- an ideal time for parents
ty type loans were very to re-analyze their college
appealing for college funding plan in respect to
costs. Now they are stel- borrowing money to pay
lar," says Scott Anderson for the out of pocket cost of
of RealCollegeSavings. college."
com and author of STOP! "Out of pocket cost"
Everything You Thought is a key consideration as
You Knew About Paying For well. Sticker price is not
College Is Wrong! what most families will pay
Families will quickly for college, and this means
exhaust the students' avail- keeping out of pocket costs
able federal loan funds and as low as possible becomes
be looking for more money. critical. Keeping these costs
The comparison below down starts well before con-
clearly demonstrates the sidering any kind of loans.
appeal of home-equity and Families should start this
mortgage type financing for kind of planning between
college costs. When com- the Freshman and Senior
bined with the generous tax years of high school. This is
breaks, the average family the most critical period for
would be very well served average families.
to strongly consider home To find out more about
equity over traditional edu- techniques for lower-
cation loans. ing costs for college, con-
Type of Loan/Interest tact Scott Anderson. Mr.
Rates Anderson's interviews have
FederalStaffordStudent been in the L.A. Times,
Loan 6.75% Minneapolis Star-Tribune,
Federal PLUS Parent and many other print and
Loan 8.5% radio outlets. He is an
Traditional Education excellent interview and has
Loan (SallieMae, etc.) 9% the answers to the ques-
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Average Mortgage (30 audience are asking.

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All Student Loan

Borrowers Can Now

Consolidate Federal

Student Loans with

American Education

Services
Congress Repeals Single Holder
Rule,. Benefits All Borrowers


ood news for stu-
dent loan borrowers
across -the nation
-- Congress has repealed
the "Single Holder Rule",
allowing any student
loan borrower to consol-
idate their student loans
with American Education
Services (AES).
Under the Single Holder
Rule. borrowers whose fed-
eral student loans were held
by one lender were only able
to consolidate their loans
with that lender. Now
borrowers can consolidate
their student loans with
any eligible lender, includ-
ing those who offer lower
interest rates. rebates, bet-
ter repayment terms and
quality customer
service.
"We're
thrilled
w ith







this-
long-
antici-
pated
ruling. "
said Dick
Willey, AES
~.y President
v and C.E.O.
We receive
consolidation
requests from
borrowers on a
daily basis. looking
to take advantage of
our repayment benefits
and services, and we,
have been forced to turn
them down because of the
Single Holder Rule. With
this repeal, we can now
welcome those borrowers
with open arms and help
them find the best repay-.
ment plan for their unique


situation."
AES borrowers ben-
efit from a 0.25-percent
interest rate reduction for
automatic direct debit of
payment and a one-percent
interest rate reduction after
36 consecutive, on-time
payments.
This ruling comes in
the nick of time for borrow-
ers as the federal student
loan interest rate will be
increasing by almost two
percent on July 1, 2006 .
By locking in the current
low interest rate on their
federal Stafford or PLUS
loans ard consolidating
before July 1, a borrower
with a $25,000 loan can
save an average of $5,580
in interest.
Marketing will become
even more aggressive across
the nation with this recent
ruling. Borrowers should
Consider the lender's' repu-
tation and customer service
prior to choosing their
consolidation lender.
"Even with tiis rate
hike fast approaching and,
the Single Holder Rule
repeal, it is important that
borrowers take 'the time
to research and choose
their lender wisely," said
Willey. "Our consolidation
counselors will work with
borrowers to identify all
debt management alterna-
tives. They should review
the potential impact of con-
solidation on their current
loans before signing on the
dotted line."
Borrowers who are still
in school may consolidate
their eligible student loans
if they request early repay-
ment and waive their six-
month grace period.
Students, parents and
graduates who would like
more information on loan
consolidation and AES
services should call 800-
338-5000, visit aesSuccess.
org, or email questions to
network@iaessuccess.org.


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Florida Prepaid College Plan



Customers Can Save for Additional



College Expenses with a Florida



College Investment Plan


During the 2005-2006
Florida Prepaid College Plan
open enrollment period, close
to 53,000 families took the
first step in saving for their
children's future college edu-
cation by purchasing a pre-
paid tuition plan. Families
that have locked in the future
cost of college tuition are
encouraged to take the next
step in saving for other college'
expenses by opening a Florida
College Investment Plan.
Why is this important?
While the Prepaid College
Plan is a great start, college
.tuition represents only a por-
tion of the total cost of col-
lege. Designed to complement
the Prepaid College Plan, the
College Investment Plan may
'be used to pay for other fees,
-including books, food, off-
campus housing, and other
-educational-related expenses
'not covered by the Prepaid
,College Plan.
"The Florida College
Investment Plan provides
families with another tax-free
means to save for their chil-
dren's future college expenses,"
states Ted Hoepner, Chairman
'of the Florida Prepaid College
Board. "The plan's range of
investment options, tax ben-
efits and flexibility offer fami-
"lies a smart way to save for
-college expenses through early
,planning, ensuring that fami-
,lies are financially ready when


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their children enter college." as little as $25 per
The College Investment through automatic wil
Plan may be used at any pub- als from a checking or
lic or private accredited uni- account, or a lump-su
versity, community college or ment of $250. Alter tlh
technical school, anywhere in contribution of 8250, I
the country, and even at some decide how much an
schools abroad. Families may often to contribute t
enroll in the College Investment account.
Plan at any time of year for There are no Flori


dency requirements to enroll
in the College Investment Plan,
providing grandparents with
grandchildren living out of
state a way to save for future
college expenses.
The Florida College
I Investment Plan is a 529 col-
lege savings plan authorized
by Section 529 of the Internal
Revenue Code. The plan is
Available exclusively through
the Florida Prepaid College
Board, making it a direct and
affordable college-savings
option. There are no com-
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for Schools and Lenders


American Education
Services (AES) announced
today that they have adopted
one contact number through
which schools and lenders can
make contact with an AES
agent.
The Loan Operations Loan
Guaranty Services School/
Lender Line enables callers to
reach an AES agent for assis-
tance with password resets,
Stafford and PLUS guaranty,
origination and repayment
questions, Pennsylvania State
Grant and Special Programs,
and system and product sup-
port all through one single
phone call.
Callers who dial the new
contact number at 800-443-
0646 will avoid the frustration
and confusion of an automat-
ed system. They will make


their selection on the touch
tone system and will be con-
nected immediately with an
AES agent who will personally
assist them.
"We are focused on pro-
viding service to our schools
and lenders in a more inte-
grated manner, making their
business with us as convenient
and efficient as possible," said
Dick Willey, AES President
and C.E.O. "Our schools
and lenders can now contact
us quickly and easily via one
main line and we can assist
them personally, eliminating
the frustration of an automat-
ed system. This will simplify
things for them but, in the
end, it will be the students
who benefit the most from this
integration."


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The Florida Department
of Health's (DOH) South
Florida Unlicensed Activity
(ULA) Unit announced that
their joint investigation
with the Miami-Dade Police
Department (MDPD) has led
to the arrest of seven indi-
viduals for the unlicensed
practice of massage therapy,
which is a first degree mis-
demeanor and punishable by
up to one year in jail.
In lieu of a physical
arrest, the seven individu-
als were given Promise to
Appear (PTA) notices. The
joint operation began at
noon on Wednesday, June 21
and concluded in the early
morning hours on Thuisday,
June 22. Detectives from the
MDPD Medical Investigative
Unit, along with DOH ULA
investigators, secured a hotel
room, then called and set


appointments with individu-
als who advertised mas-
sage therapy services in a
local newspaper. Undercover
detectives were under close
circuit (CC) video surveillance
during the operation.
DOH has several resourc-
es to combat unlicensed
activity:
Consumers are encour-
aged to use DOH's Web site
www.flhealthsource.com
where they can conveniently
view the license information
of their health care practi-
tioner.
Complaints may be
filed anonymously by com-
pleting and mailing the com-
plaint form on the DOH Web
site or calling 1-877-HALT-
ULA or 1-888-419-3456.
The Florida Department
of Health's (DOH) unlicensed
activity program protects


Florida residents and visitors
from the potentially serious
and dangerous consequenc-
es of receiving medical and
health care services from an
unlicensed person. DOH's
Division of Medical Quality
Assurance (MQA) investi-
gates and refers for pros-
ecution all unlicensed health
care activity complaints and
allegations. The unlicensed
activity unit works in con-
junction with law enforce-
ment and the state attorney's
offices to prosecute indi-
viduals practicing without
a license. Unlicensed activ-
ity is a felony level criminal
offense. More importantly,
receiving health care from
unlicensed people is danger-
ous and could result in fur-
ther injury, disease or even
death.


The mission of MQA
is to protect and promote
the health of all persons in
Florida by diligently regulat-
ing health care practitioners
and facilities. MQA, in con-
junction with 22 boards and
six councils, regulates six
types of facilities and more
than 40 health care profes-
sions. MQA evaluates the
credentials of all applicants
for licensure, issues licens-
es, analyzes and investigates
complaints, inspects facili-
ties, assists in prosecuting
practice act violations, com-
bats unlicensed activity and
provides credential and dis-
cipline history about licens-
ees to the public. Visit http://
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Legislation Providing New

Protections For Purchasers Of

Long-term Care Insurance Signed


Legislation to provide
new protections for long-term
care insurance policyholders
was signed into law today
by Gov. Jeb Bush. The
measure prevents insurers
from contesting policies years
after selling them, stops
practices that result in rapidly
escalating premiums for aging
policyholders and establishes
options for policyholders
presently stuck in closed
blocks of business.
The bill containing the new
protections was championed
in this year's Legislature
by Sens. Mike Fasano and
Durell Peadon, Jr., and by
Reps. John Legg and Frank
Farkas. The Florida Office
of Insurance Regulation has
logged hundreds of consumer
complaints regarding long-
term care insurance and
held a public hearing last
October to develop legislative
recommendations to improve
the regulation of long-term
care policies.
"Finally Floridians will
have the confidence that
after years and even decades
of paying for long-term care
insurance it will be there when
they need it," said McCarty,
"and policyholders will no
longer get trapped in predatory
pricing spirals that force them
to drop their coverage, often
when they need it most."
The new law contains
many provisions to protect
long-term care policyholders
in Florida including:
No longer allowing
long-term care policies to
be contested after a period
of two years. Consumers
had lodged complaints
regarding companies


accepting premiums for
years and then contesting
the policies when a claim
or claims were filed. This
new provision is similar to
the contestability period in
life insurance policies.
Preventing a carrier
from creating a premium
rate death spiral by closing
one block of business and
opening another with an
affiliated carrier. Closing
blocks of business
stops newer, younger
policyholders from enrolling
and leaves primarily aging
policyholders who generally
require more services and
therefore have to shoulder
higher premiums.
Limiting the amount
of premium that can
be charged to existing
policyholders to the amount
that can be charged to new
policyholders.
Providing new
benefit options to existing
policyholders if they are
faced with a significant rate
increase. The policyholder
now can choose to continue
the present policy, accept
a modified benefit plan at
the existing premium or
accept a paid-up policy
equal to the sum of all the
premiums paid during the
life of the policy.
Long-term care policies
cover a broad range of
supportive medical, personal
and social services required
by people who are unable to
meet their basic living needs
for an extended period of time.
It is estimated that by the
year 2020, 12 million older
Americans will need long-term
care.


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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 The Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday voted to keep the Gulf County Jail operations intact. Commissioner Joanna Bryan said she would continue to look at the $1.2 million jail budget and liability issues as the county budget continues to contract. Jail administrator Michael Hammond said he had been “blindsided” by the discussion of two weeks before, during which Bryan, for the second time, raised the issue of jail inspections, liability and jail costs. Since being requested by Commissioner Warren Yeager to “think outside the box,” something Yeager again championed Tuesday, Bryan has examined ways to possibly cut jail costs. Hammond said he wanted to bring some history to the issue and to “set the record straight.” He disputed gures published in the newspaper last week regarding costs and jail operations, gures that had been provided to Bryan by county administrator Don Butler, in consultation with Hammond, in July after Bryan rst raised issue regarding the jail population and operating expenses more than a month ago. He also disputed conclusions made by Bryan based on those gures and published last week, saying farming out the male population at the jail — as is currently policy on females, who are housed in Bay County — would not represent a cost savings. Hammond also noted that the board policy, adopted several years ago, was to not bring the jail up to Florida Model Jail Standards because of the costs, over $1.3 million. That decision came after a review of the jail by a contractor hired by the BOCC. He said Bryan’s suggestion at the last meeting to have the jail inspected was in direct conict with board policy, which he had reiterated twice during the last meeting in saying he would refuse a commissioner and By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The Paces Foundation, which operates out of Smyrna, Ga., went before Port St. Joe city commissioners to present plans to build 50-70 single-family apartment homes to create affordable housing in North Port St. Joe. The need for such housing was spearheaded for months by County Commissioner Tan Smiley, and during the Wednesday workshop, Paces President Mark du Mas detailed the plans for a parcel of city-owned land off of Clifford Sims Road. Paces would pay for the community using a tax credit program that would require the foundation to go to Tallahassee to compete for housing credits. Once awarded, Paces sells those credits to banks in order to fund their communities. After 15 years, ownership of the housing communities reverts to Paces can be sold to residents interested in purchasing their homes. During the 15-year period, the communities can be expanded based on the needs of Port St. Joe. Thursday, AUGUST 29, 2013 YEAR 75, NUMBER 46 BOCC ends jail discussion — for now ‘Our vision is community’ South Gulf County volunteer re department offers more than protection By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com If you’ve ever been in an accident, had an emergency on the beach or attended a local fundraiser, then you’ve probably met one of the 30 volunteers who make up the South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Department. Joint re chiefs Melissa Larsen and Nick Vacco take community involvement as seriously as they do ghting res. “Each of the previous re chiefs had their own vision,” said Larsen, an eight-year volunteer. “Our vision is ‘community.’” With two stations on Cape San Blas, one near Salinas Park and the other outside T.H. Stone St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, the department covers 50-60 miles of beach each day and utilizes a combination of beach rescue, aerial pumper, brush trucks, all-terrain vehicles and jet skis to serve the Cape, Simmons Bayou, Jones Homestead, Money Bayou and Indian Pass. Members are able to respond to local emergencies in 3-5 minutes and are able to ght res and perform other rst response duties such as CPR. Vacco, a three-year member, reported that 97 percent of his reghters are FF1 certi ed, which calls for more than 365 hours of training in re ghting, rst response and equipment operation. In addition to tackling ames, water emergencies and the occasional stingray barb, the department’s members spend hours a day maintaining a presence and patrolling the beaches, where they hand out yers and give away hats and glow sticks while building a rapport with visitors to the area. Vacco estimated there are 1,500-1,600 visitors to the Cape each week during the summer months. That’s more people than PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STAR At left, South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Department joint chief Nick Vacco patrols the bay on of the department’s jet skis. At right, the department contends with structure and wild res each year. WES LOCHER | The Star The South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Department’s joint chiefs are Melissa Larsen and Nick Vacco. Below, the department considers itself well-equipped for any type of situation. Affordable housing might be in Port St. Joe’s future By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com While the constant summer rains might have proved to be an inconvenience for tourists and beach-goers this summer, for area resident Betty Price, rain is a nightmare. Price has been a 31-year resident of Watermark Way in the St. Joe Shores community outside of WindMark Beach, and for the last three years, her backyard, garage and utility room have all ooded each time it has rained. This summer’s weather made her day-to-day routine especially irksome. It all started four years ago when a holding pond was installed for WindMark Beach. There wasn’t any form of drainage on the county land behind Price’s household and thus nowhere for the water to go as the rain continued to fall. She noted that as the water levels rise, it spills out of the pond and down onto her property. “I would watch the water When it rains it oods for St. Joe Shores resident WES LOCHER | The Star Betty Price, a 31-year resident of St. Joe Shores, has fought oodwaters for the last four years because of lack of drainage in the area. See BOCC A2 See HOUSING A5 See FLOOD A2 See ‘ COMMUNITY’ A8 St. Joe Beach resident wins shing major B1 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . A4 Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . A6 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Society . . . . . . . . . . . . B2 School News . . . . . . . . . . B3 Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . 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He said the board should vote not to outsource the jail opera tions to address concerns by the 15 full-time employees. Hammond said the discus sion was personal and an effort to have him red. Bryan said there was nothing personal and that she was doing what Yeager had asked of com missioners: think outside the box. She said the discussion was hardly a “blindside” because she had long ago requested information from Butler and Hammond, information pub lished last week that Hammond is now disputing. “This is a business decision,” Bryan said. “I would not want us to take on something that would not save us money.” She said there was a statu tory requirement for jail inspec tions, though no enforcement of that requirement is in statute. She said an inspection would show where the county jail fell short of Model Jail Standards. “It does not increase liabil ity,” Bryan said. “We need to strive to meet Model Jail Stan dards. You can not inspect your facility. “When we incarcerate, we take over people’s lives. We need to ensure the inmates our safe and our employees have the right to be safe. The (MJS) are ... a minimum.” She said the county needs to operate more scally efciently, and examining all phases of the budget is the way to ensure that efciency. She added that there were cost savings to be had; Yea ger disagreed, saying it might cost the county more to send male inmates to Bay County. “It will cost more,” Ham mond said. “The jail is bet ter today that it has ever run. It is not rational to have this discussion.” Commissioners Carmen McLemore and Tan Smiley framed the discussion in terms of jobs; they each said they want to create jobs, not cut them. The board expressed sup port for current jail operations and Bryan said she would con tinue to perform research and would bring the issue back to the BOCC if necessary. Tipping feesResponding to comments from Port St. Joe ofcials re garding a county increase in tipping fees, Butler explained that when the county approved a half-cent sales tax in 2009 to be earmarked for landll costs, the cities of Port St. Joe and Wewa hitchka were given a choice. Accept the proceeds — 21 percent to Port St. Joe; 12 per cent to Wewahitchka — and pay tipping fees at Five Points or turn the cities’ share over to the county and pay no tipping fees. The cities took the money. For Port St. Joe, that meant roughly $130,000 last year com pared to the city’s $60,000 in costs to the landll. Therefore, Butler said, the city was actually assessing its citizens twice, not the county, on yard debris and garbage collection, through the half-cent sales tax and landll fees. The city had also made a prot on the deal. Yeager recommended and the board approved providing the same deal to the city, which had protested an increase in tipping fees which would not be borne by county residents, as had been offered previously. Americus ditch Citizen Bill Koran and Bryan renewed discussion and ques tioning about the Americus Ditch project, which cost $1.2 million, has been repaired more than 130 times in the past sev eral years and continues to be a problem. Koran faulted the way the project was bid and awarded, saying the contractor was not qualied and the county erred in having Preble Rish Engineers design and inspect the job. Bryan said the job should not have been awarded to a contrac tor that submitted an incom plete and unqualied bid. “This is poster child for the wrong way to do business,” Bry an said. “It concerns me about how many other projects have been done this way and the ex posure for liability.” Beacon Hill sign Bill Williams has notied the county he wished to have the sign at Beacon Hill, which for merly advertised the Beacon Living facility, be taken down and stored for sufcient time to allow him to nd a suitable location. The county will bring down the sign and store it at the Public Works yard. If Williams claims the sign, he must reimburse the county for the cost of razing it. If not, the county will sell the sign for scrap. FWC vehicles Also addressed was the re cent letter sent to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission requesting the agency to remove seven boats and trailers parked on county property. Butler said the issue was not recent, but had been raised in 2010, though at the time former Commissioner Bill Williams in tervened and allowed the FWC to return the boats. Butler said the issue was layered, with the costs of water use by the FWC, use of a coun ty dumpster and the rutting of county land also in play. He said there had been ongo ing dialogue, though when ques tioned by Bryan the only written correspondence had been the letter from over three years ago. Bryan suggested, and Yeager agreed, to intervene with FWC ofcials, that the county should be working with state agencies and law enforcement. The FWC has questioned the timing of the most recent request, coming shortly after the agency launched an inves tigation into the possible illegal taking of two alligators, which involves several county-paid employees. FLOOD from page A1 owing from the pond back into my yard,” Price said. Since then, her backyard has ooded continually during the summer months, and as water levels continued to rise, it invad ed her car port and utility room. Four years later, the util ity room is now covered in what Price believes to be black mold, and she reported the smell as “horrendous.” Her son Stan had to put her washer, dryer and two freezers up on blocks just to keep them out of the water. Fed up with the situation, Stan went before the Gulf Coun ty Board of Commissioners in September 2009 and asked for drainage to be added to the area. He didn’t seek an immediate an swer, but rather a commitment to solve the problem. Former Commissioner Bill Williams motioned for a feasibil ity study and cost estimate to be conducted. It passed 3-2, but no addi tional records on the topic were available. In February 2010, the BOCC showed interest in putting together a stormwater commit tee, and Williams requested Stan to be on it, though no additional information was available. The commissioners recom mended the Price family invest in a pump while the studies could be completed, but having already paid for her dryer vent to be moved up after water levels got too high, Price didn’t want to incur the additional expense of a pump and the electricity to run it. Unsure what to do, Price reached out to District 3 Com missioner Joanna Bryan to seek assistance. Unsuccessful in reaching Bry an and frustrated, she reached out to District 1 Commissioner Carmen McLemore, who put her in touch with Jake Lewis at Pub lic Works. When water levels got too high, Price called Lewis, who brought the city’s pump to her residence. “Jake has been very helpful through it all,” Price said. This year, as the summer rains continued, Price asked Lewis to leave the pump on her property, and she puts on thigh-high rub ber boots to wade through the water and pump the yard in the morning and evening, a process that takes roughly 2-3 hours. “I need help,” Price said. “The ooding happens consistently every time it rains.” Price said she never had the problem before the WindMark holding pond was dug. She has spoken with attorneys in Talla hassee who have recommend ed she take action against the county. Price would prefer not to take legal action; she simply wants a drain installed to keep the water at bay. “Something has got to be ad dressed out there,” said County Commissioner Ward McDan iel, who also has visited Price. “Those people can’t continue with that.” County Commissioner War ren Yeager agreed. “We need to help them because it is a safety issue.” Star News Editor Tim Croft contributed to this report. BOCC from page A1 DEPOSI tT ION cC L aA RI fF IES aA LLEG atATION Star Staff Report A deposition in a federal lawsuit led against the city of Port St. Joe, two police ofcers and a local businessman has claried one of the allegations in the suit. According to the deposition, Lynne Carr did not actually see a gun in her ex-husband Billy Carr’s waistband during the day in question, contrary to allegations in the formal complaint. Lynne Carr acknowledged her husband had a concealed weapons permit and could have legally had the gun, but said she never saw the gun, but relied on statements of others.

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OPINION www.starfl.com A Section The idea of sick, salivating and zombie-like deer invading Florida sounds like the plot of a low-budget horror lm. But this could become reality if the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) does not adopt a rule to prevent it. To protect Floridas wild deer, the FWCs proposed rule aims to prevent chronic wasting disease, an incurable illness which infects deer, elk and other cervids. Similar to madcow disease, CWD attacks the animals brain and nervous systems. While Florida does not have a documented case of CWD, 22 states do, and that number continues to grow. The rule which the FWC will consider at its Sept. 6 meeting in Pensacola would prohibit people from bringing live deer into Florida. Although we dont have a shortage of deer in the state, some want to import deer and elk to stock their captive hunting ranches. These facilities concentrate animals in unnaturally high densities, which increases the opportunity for diseases like CWD to spread. On captive hunts, animals ranging from whitetail deer to exotic and endangered African antelope are enclosed by high fences ensuring that they cannot escape, and then shot for guaranteed trophies. CWD is a dangerous, highly infectious disease. Unlike a virus or infection that can be cured, CWD is caused by prions abnormal proteins transmitted through saliva, urine and other bodily uids. Once shed, these prions can live in the environment for years, which means the prions will remain active and can continue to infect new animals even after infected animals have been removed. Many ask why the deer cant just be tested before importing them, however currently there is no live test for this disease. Meaning, there is no way of knowing if live deer coming to our state are sick or healthy. Since CWD has a long incubation period, some deer do not show symptoms for several years. An animal can appear healthy, while still being infected with this fatal disease. Florida is one of the few remaining states that can avoid this disease because none of our bordering states have found CWD. All of them already prohibit live importation of cervids. Admitting an infected animal is the only way CWD will enter our state. A complete ban on importation is the only way to protect Florida from this devastating disease. It would be wise to act now to prevent a costly outbreak. We dont want to be like Wisconsin which learned the hard way just how high the price tag of a CWD outbreak can be. In fact, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources had to pay nearly half a million dollars to purchase land that was previously a privately-owned CWDpositive deer farm, just so they could ensure that their wild deer herd wasnt exposed to the CWD-contaminated soil. That was in addition to the whopping $45 million the agency spent from 2002 to 2011 responding to the disease. Floridians cannot afford the cost a CWD outbreak would bring to our state both the biological damage to our wild deer herds, and the devastating economic impact a disease of this magnitude would have. Approving the ban on live importation of cervids should be a no-brainer for the FWC. When there is the threat of a fatal disease that cannot be tested on live animals, preventing an in ux of potentially infected deer is the proper rst step to protect the state. The Humane Society of the United States urges the commissioners to pass this necessary rule at their upcoming meeting to protect Floridas wildlife. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission meets Sept. 5 & 6 at the Crowne Plaza Grand Pensacola Hotel, 200 East Gregory Street. The meetings begin at 8:30 a.m. The rule referred to in this article is on the agenda for Sept. 6. Fatal disease could threaten Floridas wildlife Unborn Child Gets Jump On Me Daddy, were going to run in the 5 K race on St. George Island. How about running with us? I declined as politely as I could. Jess and his wife have taken up running. And they are pretty serious about it. I just run enough to be able to eat anything I want to. Comeon, dad, youve never entered a race. Youll like it. Everyone is so friendly Never entered a race! Is he kidding me? He should have been out there at the end of Stonewall Street in 1959 when me and Terry Kennon dug our toes into the gravel and raced from the mailbox down to the telephone pole where the Como Road turned toward Archie Moores house. He should have come out at recess when I was in elementary school. It was a race every day to keep Vicki Fields from chasing you down and laying the caught by a girl stigma on you. Jess had no way of knowing every time I sneaked a drink of Leons Coca-Cola and he caught me, the race was on! Bobby Brewer and I would race to the picture show for the Saturday matinee. We both wanted that front row, center seat to see Lash LaRue chase down the cattle rustlers. The winner of that race won the Bloody Eyes-Stiff Neck Award from looking straight up, without blinking, through a cartoon, the Movietone Newsreel, previews of coming attractions and the double feature. Shoot, the Stonewall Street gang would race home after school just because. Wed run against each other across the swimming pool parking lot for bragging rights. Me and Larry Ridinger would race to Pat Houstons Grocery when we got word the new baseball cards had arrived. Millicent Blackburn tried to beat me to the front of the lunchroom line every day in the seventh grade. Coach Scott honed our running skills in high school whether we wanted them enhanced or not! He ran us at football practice until my head began to swim, lights glimmered from distant places, visions of arid desert regions stretched before me and my heart was pounding Wipeout against my ribcage. Hed make us race somebody after calisthenics, before the tackling drills, after the last scrimmage and during study hall if he could catch Mrs. Ingram not looking. I raced two brothers to the bathroom for years! So Jess, I have my share of runoffs. Ive won a few and seen the back side of such luminaries as Joe Gooch, Martin Paschall and Bobby King as they sped by me. But that was yesterday.. Im just running now for fun. I try to stay out of everybodys way and ease along at a leisurely pace. And Ive certainly reached the age that Im not going to train for anything! Jessica called. KK, do you want me to enter you in the 5 K on St. George Island. Well, you now how special and sweet those daughterin-laws can be. I was thinking no and I meant no and I aimed to say nobut yes popped out! Folks, some real diabolical running people held this race at six pm, in August, in Florida! It was a hundred and ten in the shade! Except there werent no shade! It was hotter than blue blazes. Im thinking riding over they are going to call this whole thing off because aint nobody going to show up and run in this heat. Three hundred and seventeen people lined up beside me! There were eleven year old girls loosening up. A gentleman that had to be older than baseball hobbled in behind me. He had skinny legs, a GI haircut and T.R. tattooed on his arm. I gured him to be an army of cer that had plunged up San Juan Hill with Teddy Roosevelt. I like your shoes, the elderly lady beside me made polite conversation as the starter raised his hand. I instinctively looked down; she had on some kind of painted socks instead of shoes! What have I gotten myself into Somebody yelled, Go. I had to run..or get run over! I took off like Vicki Fields was right on my heels! My chest was pounding before I reached the half mile mark. Sweat was stinging my eyes. My knee hurt. By the second mile marker I was seeing desert sands stretching out before me. Lights were shinning from somewhere far off. The air was so hot and humid I absolutely could not breathe. My heart was beating so ferociously I couldnt hear my good sense yelling for me to stop! It became abundantly clear why they call this race The Sizzler! How long is a 5 K anyhow? I staggered to the nish, proud to still be on my feet. And I appreciated the cheering crowd as I crossed the line. I didnt see them mind you, I had passed out about a mile back! It was fun and a special treat to share with Jess and Jessica. They waited till after the race to share another special event with us. They are expecting! Wow! Right in the middle of the celebration something dawned on me Danged if I hadnt just got outrun by my son, my daughter-in-law, an eleven year old girl, a lieutenantcolonel from the Spanish American War, a grandmother wearing socks.and a child that hadnt even been born yet! Ive got to nd a new hobby. Respectfully, Kes There are so many wonderful places to see on the Florida Panhandle. At least once per year, I make it down to enjoy the beautiful beaches and all of the other things that have drawn folks here for as long as most of us can remember. Originally, this geographic area was a British colony, then a Spanish colony. During this colony business, West Florida included modern-day Florida west of the Apalachicola River as well as small chunks of what are now Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. As I stand in one of those stores that sell beach towels and in atable alligators, I think about things like this or at least I would rather think about things like this. There was this Spanish conquistador named Narvez who wandered around the Florida Panhandle back in the early 1500s looking gold and other neat stuff. He got discouraged after stumbling into an Indian village where the folks were dirt-poor and barely getting by. What was discouraging to the Spanish fellow in the fancy steel helmet was that these folks supposedly lived in the most prosperous village in the area. It would be similar to someone showing up in Detroit now and saying Is this all you have? Its not funny, its discouraging. What I was imagining was this fellow in the fancy steel helmet, most de nitely with a feather plume that once stood proud but probably now was a little wilted, walking into one of these beach stores with all of these treasures. He could have very well gotten so excited that it would have made his feather plume look happy again. In 1527 Narvez had received a royal commission to subdue and plunder Florida. Just think of all the nice things he could have taken home. In addition to the in atable alligators, sharks, killer whales and ducks, he could have taken home loads of orange, yellow and lime green T-shirts and hats. The Mexican jumping beans, sand crabs, shells imported from the Philippines and little bottles of sand art would have also been hits with the royalty and empire builders back home. Why do they need to import shells from the Philippines to sell in the Florida Panhandle beach stores? Im sure they would have been impressed that Narvez got a free sand crab with every cage he purchased. I do wonder if he would have gotten a mile or two offshore and decided that the sand crabs needed to be set free as I often have. The beer opener key chains could have been puzzling at rst, but Im sure they would have gured out something nifty to do with them. The refrigerator magnets could have been stuck to their helmets and other armor I suppose. I can just see Pn lo de Narvez showing up with an airbrushed T-shirt with an I Heart Maria artistically and tastefully painted on it and one in a plastic bag saying Pn lo Cranks My Tractor for his wife. All the Spanish conquistador fellows on the boat would be wearing cheap sunglasses and ipops carrying bamboo back scratchers that had a way of hitting all the right places under their armor. Unfortunately, it didnt work out that way. Narvez was a miserable failure. It is not certain where and the exact date that he died in 1528. If I were to assume, I would have to think that he got too far out in the Gulf of Mexico on one of those in atable alligators and his sword or lance pierced the plastic. It is important to note that it is plainly noted on all of those in atable things that they are Not to be used as a lifesaving device. In my opinion, none of them should be trusted outside of one of those blue plastic pools they sell outside of the Wal-Mart or K-Mart. My historical thoughts were interrupted inside of this beach store when I looked over to see my two teenagers holding and discussing what was obviously a coffee cup that looked like a female front body part/headlight. My daughter, who is 17, was holding this thing by the handle arguing with her 15 year-old brother. She said, No its not, its a shell. My son started laughing saying something to the effect of Look where the hole is. My daughter, who did incredibly well on the SAT and can have her pick of colleges turned a sunburned shade of red. She was not sunburned; the weather had been rather rainy, cloudy and yucky since we arrived. Then they both looked at me It was one of those priceless moments My son then made the observation that our candy store back home also carried the edible bathing suit looking things made out of the little rings of candy my Grandmama used to sell as candy necklaces in her ten cent store. Grandmama would not have been amused, Papa would have. I love the Florida Panhandle, memories are made here. Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. Awkward moments and in atable alligators HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard Unborn Child Gets Jump On Me KATE M ac FALL Florida State Director The Humane Society of the United States 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 Page 4 Thursday, August 29, 2013 In addition to the in atable alligators, sharks, killer whales and ducks, he could have taken home loads of orange, yellow and lime green T-shirts and hats. The Mexican jumping beans, sand crabs, shells imported from the Philippines and little bottles of sand art would have also been hits with the royalty and empire builders back home.

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Local The Star| A5 Thursday, August 29, 2013 S ta y C onnec t ed! Lik e us on F acebook & F ollo w us on T witt er /emer aldc oast .jobs @EC oastJ obs TH A N K Y O U fo r m a k i n g o u r c o m m u n i t y h e a l t h f a i r a S U C C E S S ! W EEM S M ED I C A L C E N T E R E A S T 1 1 0 N E 5 t h S t r e e t C a r r a be l l e 8 5 0-6 9 7 2 3 4 5 2 1 1 B i g B e n d A i r Met h o d s A l zh e im e r s P r o j e c t, In c B i g B e n d H e a l t h E d u c a t i o n C e n t e r Bi g B e nd H o spic e C a r l W ha le y C l i n ic a r e H ome Me d ic a l C i t y o f C a r r a b e l l e F i r e D e p a r t m e n t C omm i s si on e r W i l l i a m Ma s s e y C o v e n a n t H o spic e D r D a v i d D i x o n N o r t h F L W o m e n s C e n t e r D r J a m e s S t o c k w e l l D r R a n dol p h s N a t u r a l M e d i c i ne S hop D r T r i mb le D e r m a t olo g y A s s o c ia t e s F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f C a r r a b e l l e F lo r i da C oun c i l A g a i n s t S e x u a l V iole n c e F r a n k l i n C oun t y E m e r g e n c y M a nag e m e n t F r a n k l i n C o u n t y H ea l t h D e p ar t m en t F r an kl i n C o u n t y Sh e ri f f s O f c e G u l f s i de I G A A pa lac h i c ola H a r r y A r n o l d E x e c u t i v e O f c e S u p p l y I G A o f C a r ra be l l e L in c a re N H C Ho m e He a l t h N u t r i t iou s L i f e s t y le O y s t e r R ad io T M H C a n c e r C e n t e r N ik k i M ill e n d e r F r a n k li n C o u n t y P a r ks a n d Re c r e a t io n Paces recently opened the Panama Commons community, which received a LEED Plati num status from the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest housing status in the panhandle, in energy efciency. The Pana ma City community is a four-sto ry, family-oriented apartment building that features high-ef ciency plumbing xtures and appliances, close proximity to public transit and drought-toler ant trees and shrubs, and Paces aims to bring these same ef ciencies to Port St. Joe. Ron Thomasson, President of Accrue Planning in Panama City, is a consultant for Paces and has a certication in land use, hous ing and economic development. “We can’t do anything without the community’s support,” he said. “There are benets other than affordable housing.” Thomasson said the land in North Port St. Joe was chosen because it is close to the Com merce Park and can act as a gateway as new jobs are created with the opening of the port. Residents have the potential to walk to the industrial sites, and green technology will save costs on utilities, making more funds available to be spent locally. According to the foundation’s plan, the city would deed the land to Pace after all grants nec essary to build were approved, a process that would take approx imately one year. City attorney Tom Gibson said the project might face potential issues if the number of homes on the parcel climbed above 100 because of zoning restrictions. The parcel is currently zoned as R1, which allows for a maximum of ve units per acre. “That is sufcient for phase one,” Thomasson said. Rick Haymond, a develop ment associate with Paces, showed off past projects com pleted in the Panhandle as well as Georgia, Tennessee, Texas and South Carolina. Each community includes a swimming pool, computer lab, tness center, picnic area, play ground and outside grills. All properties are professionally managed by Royal American Hospitality out of Panama City. Contractors for projects are hired third-party vendors. “The market is strong enough to make this project work,” Hay mond said. Projected rent levels for the units will start at $419 a month for two bedroom homes, $468 for three bedrooms and $508 for four. Rent will be calculated ac cording to the occupant’s in come and budget. Potential renters will also be required to undergo a credit and back ground check, though occupant decisions will not be made solely from the results. Mayor Mel Magidson was supportive of the idea but want ed some time to factor the lat est city budget numbers to his decision. “It’s a great project,” the mayor said. “We need it.” Though the project will cost the city $2,500 to get the paper work and grant process started, Magidson asked city manager Jim Anderson to work with Gib son to ensure the paperwork didn’t call for any additional outof-pocket costs. Once the contracts had been explored by the city, a vote could be held at future ofcial meeting. The Housing Credit program is governed by the U.S. Depart ment of Treasury and awards each state an allocation based on the per capita amount of $1.75 times the state population plus the state’s share of the national pool annually. Since its inception in 1987, Florida Housing’s Credit pro gram has allocated $201 million in credits toward the production of more than 53,000 affordable rental units across the state. The mission of the Pace Foundation, a not-for-prot, is to provide affordable housing to communities in need. The group is not underwrit ten by a large corporation and is not faith-based. The develop ment fees they collect on each project are rolled over to the next project. “We’re here because we made a successful development fee somewhere else,” du Mas said. “We’re a tool in your toolbox.” Numbers presented showed Paces’ ability to nd grants and tax credits to build their proper ties and boasted $300 million in collected tax credits, $22 million in home loan funds and $5 mil lion in Affordable Housing Pro gram loan and grant funds since the group became incorporated in 1991. The foundation is also part of the Community Housing De velopment Organization, which requires a third of their board to be low-income residents from within their communities. The foundation is ready to break ground on a 92-unit senior housing community in Pensacola and a 26-unit community for the mentally ill in Covington, Ga. HOUSING from page A1 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star.com Citing the progress of the re cent past and the potential for the future, the Apalachee Re gional Planning Council recently unanimously passed a resolution supporting ongoing efforts to de velop the Port of Port St. Joe. The ARPC planning area in cludes Gulf County. The council also urged, as the Board of County Commissioners has, for other counties in the re gion to get on board to support development of the port. “(The planning council) en courages all the communities of the Apalachee Region to pledge their support and cooperation in these efforts,” read the reso lution signed by council chair John S. Jones Jr. and executive director Charles D. Blume. The resolution is part of re gion-wide effort to support the work of the St. Joe Company and Port of Port St. Joe ofcials in development of the port. The ARPC has long champi oned the Port of Port St. Joe as a fulcrum for economic develop ment in a region that includes Gulf, Franklin, Jackson, Jef ferson, Leon, Calhoun, Liberty, Gadsden and Wakulla counties and the 28 municipalities in those counties. “The Council seeks to contin ue its long history of support for the development of the Port of Port St. Joe through its partner ships with the St. Joe Company and other cooperatives of both public and private investment for the growth and promotion of the deepwater port as a gate way to international trade,” the ARPC resolution begins. The resolution details the nancial, marketing and capital outlay infrastructure in place to promote and develop the port. The ARPC highlights St. Joe’s promotion and marketing of the port, and its strategic po sitioning in global exporting and importing markets, to national and international companies. St. Joe has engaged one of the top infrastructure invest ment teams in the hemisphere in the Bank of Montreal, which is marketing the across a vari ety of platforms in the private sector. The ARPC also highlights the infrastructure amenities, in cluding bulkheads of 1,900 linear feet at the ship channel turning basin and 900 feet along the Gulf County Canal. The Port of Port St. Joe is also one of the closest and most accessible deepwater ports to the Panama Canal, the expan sion of which will be completed in 2015. With 260 acres of property adjacent to the bulkheads and 5,000 surrounding acres for ad ditional business development and expansion, the port is also poised for growth. Located 21 miles from the Apalachicola Regional Airport and 57 miles from the recent ly opened Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, and with direct access to the Intercoastal Waterway — which serves as a navigable inland wa terway of 1.050 miles from Car rabelle to Brownville, Texas, and provides access to the in land river system to locations such as Chicago, Pittsburgh, Memphis, Tulsa and other major U.S. cities — the port is a true regional gateway. A gateway, the ARPC, en hanced by direct and immediate access to rail through the AN Railway, owned by St. Joe and operated by Genesse & Wyo ming Inc., providing connection to the CSXT Class I mainline, as well as road access to U.S. I-10 and State 71. “The Council recognizes the emergence of the Port of Port St. Joe through its partnership with the St. Joe Company as a primary catalyst to the future business and jobs growth of the Apalachee Region,” the resolu tion reads, “The Council recog nizes the unique and abundant opportunities that will be cre ated for this and future genera tions from the success that is ac complished in the development of the Port of Port St. Joe.” The ARPC resolution comes at a time when the Port St. Joe Port Authority is crafting an out reach campaign to solicit sup port for port development from the public and private sectors. Regional planning council expresses support for port “The Council recognizes the emergence of the Port of Port St. Joe through its partnership with the St. Joe Company as a primary catalyst to the future business and jobs growth of the Apalachee Region. The Council recognizes the unique and abundant opportunities that will be created for this and future generations from the success that is accomplished in the development of the Port of Port St. Joe.” Apalachee Regional Planning Council resolution S p P E c C I a A L TO TT HE STar AR The Panama Commons affordable housing community in Panama City was constructed by Paces and awarded a LEED Platinum status for energy efciency. Ron Thomasson, President of Accrue Planning in Panama City, said the land in North Port St. Joe was chosen because it is close to the Commerce Park and can act as a gateway as new jobs are created with the opening of the port. Residents have the potential to walk to the industrial sites, and green technology will save costs on utilities, making more funds available to be spent locally.

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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 : WEEKL Y ALM ANA C ST JO SE PH B A Y AP AL A C HI C O L A B A Y W ES T P ASS TI DE T ABLES M O N TH L 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 Sp onsor the WEEKL Y ALM ANA C C all T o da y! 227-7847 Da t e H igh L o w % P r ecip T hu A ug 29 89 76 10 % F ri, A ug 30 87 76 10 % S a t A ug 31 87 76 40 % Sun, S ept 1 86 75 30 % M on, S ept 2 86 75 30 % T ues S ept 3 85 75 50 % W ed S ept 4 85 74 0 % Special to The Star TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced a saltwater license-free shing day for Sept. 1. On this day, Florida residents and visitors can experience Florida’s saltwater shing opportunities rst-hand without being required to have a recreational saltwater shing license. “The license-free shing day on Sept. 1 is a great way for families to enjoy Florida’s incredible saltwater shing opportunities during the Labor Day holiday,” Scott said. “Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World, and this license-free weekend is a great opportunity to introduce friends and family who may have never experienced Florida saltwater shing to enjoy the Sunshine State’s bountiful waters and historic shing communities.” The FWC will consider adding four additional license-free shing days to the calendar at the Sept. 5 meeting in Pensacola. If approved, there will be two more saltwater and two more freshwater licensefree shing days before the end of 2013. All other regulations still apply. An annual license for residents can be purchased at 1-888-FISH-Florida or at License.MyFWC. com. All shing license fees are used to support Florida sh and wildlife conservation and help attain additional funding for Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration projects. All bag limits, seasons and size restrictions apply on these dates. For shing tips, locations and rules, visit MyFWC. com/Fishing. SPONSORED BY Inshore Offshore Last weekend was the 17th annual MBARA king sh tournament in Mexico Beach. This event has raised more than a million dollars in recent years and has contributed over 150 arti cial sites that are a staple in our local shery, both for diving and shing. Good king sh are still hanging around. St. Joe Bay is clearing up, but slowly still this week. Just when we thought the rain was over, we got ooded out again last weekend. Our local streams, lakes and rivers are at the cresting level and hopefully will start to recede soon, returning us to our sh. Scallopers are still hunting good sized shells in St. Joe Bay and with good results as well. The shallow waters near Presnell’s channels are holding plenty of shells, but pay close attention to nd them in this thick grass. Special to The Star Learn the skills to successfully cast your line into the sea by attending the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Women’s Fishing Clinic in Panama City Beach on Sept. 7. Participants will not only take home a lifelong hobby, they will leave with a new appreciation for the marine environment. They will learn the basics of environmental stewardship, shing ethics, angling skills, safety and the vulnerability of Florida’s marine ecosystems in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. CT at St. Andrews State Park, 4607 State Park Lane, in Panama City Beach. Advance registration is required, and the event is capped at 20 participants. Lessons include knot tying, cast netting, rod-andreel rigging, boating safety, how to be a responsible marine resource steward, marine sh and habitat identi cation, catch-andrelease techniques and more. If conditions allow, women will have the opportunity to practice their newly learned skills by shing from a pier. This event is a catch-and-release activity. All participants must have a valid recreational saltwater shing license unless exempt. Saltwater shing licenses can be purchased at your local tackle shop or online. Learn more by visiting MyFWC.com/License. Fishing equipment and bait will be provided during the clinic, but participants are encouraged to bring their own gear. To register or get more information, email Jennifer Saranzak at Jennifer. Saranzak@MyFWC.com, or call 352-543-9219, ext. 216. By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Saturday marked the 17th year for the Mexico Beach Arti cial Reef Association’s King sh Tournament. The event registered 139 boats, of which 121 were recreational and 18 professional. “This event is our biggest fundraiser, and we have raised over a million dollars used to build over 200 new arti cial reefs off of Port St. Joe, Mexico Beach and Panama City,” Tournament Director Ron Childs said. “We had boats from Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, Kentucky and Florida. Over 60 percent of our anglers came from outside Florida, with the majority coming from Georgia. These visitors do so much to support our local economy — we all win.” First place, and the $3,000 prize, went to the Bluewater Predator’s crew with a weigh-in of 43.95 pounds. The team included Mike Chavez, Jr., Jim Rentz, Phillip Cochran, Capt. Michael Lodge and Jack Hittinger. The $2,000 second place prize went to the crew of the Sea Ment with a weigh-in of 33.2 pounds. The team was made up of Andy Williams, Capt. Keith Carraway, Rod Prince and Rocky Greene. Third place and $1,000 was awarded to the crew of the Reel Natural. The team, which included D. L. Scoggins, Capt. Bill Connally and Bird McBride, weighed in with 32.1 pounds. In the professional King sh Division, Capt. Thomas Cardenas and the crew of the Sword-A-Crazy had a weigh-in of 48.5 pounds and took home a $1,440 prize. The crew also included Butch Cardenas, Marvin Glasgow, Ben Dover and Blake Campbell. In the Spanish division, Capt. Hayes Woodward and Dell Jordan of the Random Chance won $500 for their 4.9 pound catch. Robert Hutson, Jr., Bonita Thompson and Capt. Robert Hutson III of the Peggy Sue took home $1,000 for their Wahoo catch of 36.65 pounds. In total, 555 sh, 22 kings, 11 Spanish, and 3 wahoo were weighed, along with an amberjack weighing 64 pounds. The annual King sh Tournament helps MBARA raise money for arti cial reefs. Since 1997, MBARA has built more than 160 reefs worth more than $1 million. The annual tournament is their main source of funding, and those monies are often used as seed money for grants from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and private foundations. To view photos of the winners and of cial weigh-sheets, visit www.mbara.org. Page 6 Thursday, August 29, 2013 Labor Day to offer license-free shing Clinic to teach women basics of shing TOP: The Sea Ment crew, made up Andy Williams, Keith Carraway, Rod Prince and Rocky Greene took home second place. ABOVE: The top wahoo was caught by Robert Hutson Jr., Bonita Thompson and Capt. Robert Hutson III of the Peggy Sue. The sh weighed in at 36.65 pounds, and the three took home $1,000. LEFT: Capt. Hayes Woodward and Dell Jordan of the Random Chance won $500 for their 4.9 pound Spanish mackerel. Georgia crew wins MBARA king sh tourney CAROL COX PHOTOGRAPHY The Bluewater Predator took home rst place in the 2013 MBARA King sh Tournament. Pictured are Miss King sh Taylor Gallagher, Mike Chavez Jr., Jim Rent, Phillip Cochran, Michael Lodge and Jack Hittinger.

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Over the rst 14 minutes of the game, Wewahitchka ran just three offensive plays, the host Seahawks 20. The score was 21-0 Gators. Wewahitchka opened the 2013 campaign with what amounted to a gloried scrimmage as the Gators ran over Franklin County 54-0. “I expected it to be a lot closer than it was,” Wewahitchka coach Dennis Kizziah said. “But we’ll take it, and we came out of it healthy and everybody got to play, we got everybody on lm, and that is a positive. “Franklin County is rebuilding everything: new coach, new system and a lot of new players.” The Gators sprinted to the lead behind junior quarterback Rashard Ranie. Ranie had three carries in the opening quarter and converted them into touchdown runs of 80, 76 and 86 yards. “What is that, about an 80-yard per carry average?” Kizziah said with a chuckle. “That would be pretty good to maintain this season, but I really don’t think it will. “We had to dial it back pretty quickly. We did not run up the score on them. We played our junior varsity and reserves from the second quarter on.” The big plays weren’t entirely Ranie’s. Javar Hill, the tight end turned fullback, had 30 yards in just three carries and backup quarterback Hunter Hysmith dashed 50 yards for a score. Brett Sattereld had a 59-yard touchdown run. Ranie also hit all three of his passes. Even as the Gators tried to run out the clock on the game’s nal play, they couldn’t help but score as Kaleb Shiver scampered 50 yards for a touchdown. “We played hard,” Kizziah said. “We had a lot of mistakes like lining up in the wrong spot or shooting through the wrong gap on defense, but those are xable “I also learned we get after it pretty good on defense. We swarmed to the ball pretty good all night.” The Gators quickly dialed it back against Franklin County, but they will dial it up this week as the Classic is rendered to the rear view mirror as Port St. Joe comes calling at 8 p.m. ET Friday night at Gator Field. “That’s over with,” Kizziah said of the Kickoff Classic. “It was a good scrimmage for us and we got to go after another team. “They don’t need any motivation for Port St. Joe, or at least I hope we don’t.” The county rivals again begin the regular season on opposite sidelines, a familiarity that resonates through the rivalry. “We play each other every spring, and we play each other enough that we know each other pretty well,” Kizziah said. “It comes down to who will make the fewest mistakes and which team makes the plays, like it always does. “We have a little bit of size, they have a little bit of speed. If we can neutralize their speed, that is key. I think it will be a whale of a ballgame.” Star Staff Report The Lady Tiger Sharks played their season opener last Tuesday night at Rutherford. Both JV and varsity won their matches. The JV won their match with a score of 2-0 in sets. JV was led in serving by Georgia Lee, who went error free from the service line. As a team, the JV was 92 percent from the service line. Teiyahna Hutchinson had ve kills while Brooklyn Quinn had three, and Shaye McGuf n led the JV team in assists with six. The varsity ladies won their match with a score of 3-2. Senior Nicole Endres led the team in kills with nine while Callie Fleshren led with assists at nine. Defensively, Endres had two solo blocks and shared team blocks with Addison Rice. For a more detailed list of statistics, check us out at maxpreps.com. The home opener was Tuesday night versus West Gadsden. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks received an early taste of what 2013 will be like during last Friday’s Kickoff Classic in Blountstown. Facing two opponents, the host Tigers and Vernon, with a distinct size advantage in the trenches, the Tiger Sharks absorbed some lessons about survival as the regular season begins 8 p.m. ET Friday at county rival Wewahitchka. “We don’t think we played as well as we could,” said Port St. Joe coach Chuck Gannon. “We were kind of outmanned upfront. “And while we thought some of the younger kids played better than we thought they could or gave them credit for, some of the older kids, our juniors and seniors — though not all of them — did not play as well as we thought they could.” The Tiger Sharks faced the bigger, deeper Tigers in the opening half of play. Gannon said before the game that staying with Blountstown would signi cantly rest with the defense’s ability to put up points. That was prophetic as Natrone Lee provided the lone Port St. Joe points when he returned a fumble for a touchdown and an early 7-all tie. Blountstown went on to dominate the 24 minutes, posting a 20-7 win. “We had some good signs, but there are de nitely things we have got to work on,” Gannon said. “We had a couple of big plays, but we are going to have to be a team that picks up the ve, seven, three yard gains. “We are going to have to move the chains and melt the clock to have success.” What impressed Gannon were some younger players, primarily seventhand eighth-graders, who Gannon thought might be intimidated by the larger Tigers, but who played hard and tough. “I thought some of our younger players played pretty hard,” Gannon said. “They responded to the challenge. We were just overmatched. “But on the other hand, I am very disappointed that some of our older players did not respond to the challenge and did not play well.” The defense, in general, played well, Gannon said, but the offense, led by quarterbacks Drew Lacour (4 for 7 for 66 yards with two interceptions) and Dwayne Griggs (who nished with 27 rushing yards on seven carries), failed to maintain consistency. “I thought Griggs played hard; he showed toughness we didn’t know he had,” Gannon said. “That was a positive.” The offense nally responded during the second half as the Tiger Sharks faced Vernon. The Yellow Jackets employed a Veer on offense, a scheme Gannon said Port St. Joe did not work on defending much in practice, and also came out fresh after Port St. Joe had battled Blountstown. After Vernon scored the rst touchdown, the Tiger Shark attack awoke. “We were worn down a little bit and they were fresh, but after they scored, we responded with a nice long drive,” Gannon said. Lacour nished the drive by scoring on a quarterback sneak. The Tiger Sharks did not score again while Vernon added a second touchdown for a 14-7 decision. For the night, Carter Thacker has two receptions for 28 yards and Aaron Paul had a 36-yard reception. Jak Riley had 12 rushing yards on one carry, Lee carried seven times for 10 yards and Jasmin Thomas had 12 yards on four carries. The Tiger Sharks nished with 66 yards passing and 64 yards rushing. Port St. Joe had one penalty for ve yards. Port St. Joe enters the rst week of the regular season in relatively good health, Gannon said. Jacobie Jones, who tweaked a knee two weeks ago in practice, was held out of the Kickoff Classic but should be ready Friday. “We know Wewa is big, they have the (Rashard) Ranie kid and their big back (Javar Hill) and they are going to try and stuff it down our throats,” Gannon said. “We have to be ready for the challenge.” PSJ volleyball season underway WES LOCHER | The Star Rashard Ranie had 240 yards and three touchdowns on just three carries. Gators rip Franklin County 54-0 Thursday, August 29, 2013 Page 7 TIM CROFT | The Star Port St. Joe travels to face county rival Wewahitchka in the regular-season opener for both teams. Kickoff is 8 p.m. ET Friday at Gator Field. Size matters for Tiger Sharks in Classic

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The joint chiefs see their role in accident prevention as being just as important as responding to an accident scene. “We try to be there for the peo ple who are on vacation,” Larsen said. “Their friends are all back at home, and in the event of emer gency, we can be their support group.” Lots of tourists return to the area year after year, and Vacco and Larsen do their best to build relationships with the visitors, even if it’s only for a few short days during the summer. Additionally, members of the re department are heavily in volved with community efforts that include food banks, Toys for Tots, creating and distribut ing Easter baskets, turtle patrol, Halloween events and numerous fundraisers with the Coastal Com munity Association and Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf. The department’s biggest fundraiser, the annual Memorial Day Butt Roast, is a time of food and fun that allows the depart ment to raise funds to put back into the community. Auxiliary members also work the event each year to help make it a success. In reghting, any day with out res is a good day, and the department uses any free time to escort turtles and gators across the road, watch for rip tides and answer visitor’s questions. They soon will launch a ag system on the Cape’s beaches to alert guests to current water conditions. Volunteers are regularly invit ed to visit area schools to discuss re prevention and show students the ever-popular re trucks. “We go from one extreme to the other,” Vacco said. “We’re part of the community, and the com munity is our No. 1 priority.” The chiefs keep an open-door policy at the stations and invite tourists and residents to visit if they need directions, emergency assistance or have simply lost a pet in the area, as dogs tend to make the station a temporary home while their owners are located. Even though all members of the re department are volun teers, it’s not uncommon for Lars en and Vacco to spend 50-60 hours a week at the station. Trucks must be maintained and washed regularly to prevent sand and salt from corroding their eet and reghting gear is checked regularly to ensure ev erything is in working order at a moment’s notice. Larsen handles all administra tive duties as well which include the daunting task of ordering proper supplies. The department shares a bud get with the rest of the stations in the county, all of which are volunteer-driven, and because of limited funds, smart shopping be comes necessity. It takes Larsen time to nd the best price on needed supplies, but in the end, she’s able to save hun dreds of dollars on their gear. Vacco said to train a new re ghter, they’re looking at roughly $3,000, and once the crewmember is trained across all response disci plines, they will have spent almost $10,000 on training classes and equipment for each reghter. The South Gulf Coast Fire De partment relies on equipment do nations from other departments along with donations from the pri vate sector. “If a paid re department came in and looked at our equip ment and saw what we had, they’d say ‘Wow!’” Vacco said. “And we’re operating on roughly the cost of a new car.” Spending 60 hours per week ghting res, organizing and op erating fundraisers and handling all of the paperwork is no easy feat, though Larsen revealed the department’s secret to success. “We have fun,” she said. “It’s a big family, and I think that’s pretty awesome.” Larsen rst met that “fam ily” while vacationing to the area from Gainesville. During one of her many trips, her son John was bitten by a shark while swim ming off the Cape, and members of the department were the rst responders. She said her son received amazing treatment, and they were treated like family. Once they moved to Gulf County full time, her son was the rst to join the department as a volunteer. In addition to her son, Larsen’s husband and daughter are also members. “It’s unlike any place I’ve ever lived,” Larsen said. “It’s an unbe lievable community to live in.” Vacco and his wife had visited the area numerous times over the course of seven years. His wife had always wanted to live on the beach and after making great friends with some families on the Cape, they made the jump to full time residents. He joined the department when he saw how involved the volun teers were with the community. “They were much more than just here to put out res,” he said. Seeing Larsen and Vacco in teract is similar to watching a brother and sister pick on one another, but you know that deep down, there’s nothing but respect between them. The department’s fun and lighthearted attitude led the members to shoot a notorious photo calendar as a fundraiser last year. To prove they took ght ing res innitely more seriously than they did themselves, the cal endar features volunteer mem bers scantily clad, using perfect ly-placed equipment to cover up their … well, you get the idea. That same sense of humor got them noticed over the summer by a producer from New York City who was interested in lming the department and pitching it to television networks as a real ity television show. The producer had planned to spend a day with the joint chiefs and their crew but had so much fun he stayed for a week and lmed a “sizzle reel” that he would pitch to several TV stations. It’s too soon to know whether or not the show will make tele vision history, but it won’t keep the department from serving the community as they always have. “People are calling you on their worst day,” Larsen said. “They’re thankful for your help, and I can’t think of anything more rewarding.” “If you don’t like what you’re doing, it shows,” Vacco said. “We’re all volunteers. You either like it, or you don’t have to work here.” The department is always on the hunt for new blood and has members as young as 20 all the way up to those in their 70s. Anyone interested in joining can call or visit the station, but Vacco warned that despite the fun fac tor, ghting res isn’t a walk in the park. “You can’t just come in and jump into a re,” he said. “There’s training — and it’s hard.” Members are assigned pagers, and in the event of emergency, the Gulf County Sheriff’s Depart ment sends out a call. Volunteers use their own transportation and show up if they’re available or are in the area. “We’ve never not had someone show up to an emergency,” Lars en said. “I can’t remember ever being short-handed.” The chiefs applauded their fel low volunteer reghters for their commitment to the role. Because the department is a not-for-prot organization, members have to pay their own expenses, and they never know just what they’ll see when they arrive on scene as a rst responder. “Our primary goal is reght er safety,” Larsen said. “During a re, the job is to get people out of the house. Everything else can be replaced.” “The dedication is beyond what people could understand,” Vacco said. This year, the department has had 120 calls and expects to have close to 180 by the end of the year. Of those calls, 1-2 will be structure res, 10-12 will be wild res and the rest will be assisting Emergency Medical Services as rst responders for beach and bay rescues. For more information, the sta tion can be reached at 227-7338. “We go from one extreme to the other. We’re part of the community, and the community is our No. 1 priority.” Nick Vacco, joint chief “It’s unlike any place I’ve ever lived. It’s an unbelievable community to live in.” Melissa Larsen, joint chief PHOTOS SpSP ECIAl L TO THE STAR LEFT: The aerial pumper is the standard for dousing ames. ABOVE: The brush truck has hoses on the sides and front in order to put out ames as it rolls closer to the source. ‘COMMUNITY’ from page A1

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1) What’s a Japanese paper or silk wallhanging with a roller at the bottom? Kakemono, Kabuto, Koseki, Kodomo 2) NASA says it takes most of us how many days to recover from jet lag after crossing ve time zones? 2, 3, 4, 5 3) Of these which is not one of the three Van Pelt kids in “Peanuts”? Lucy, Linus, Franklin, Rerun 4) What role did Janet Jackson play on older TV’s “Good Times”? Penny, Buffy, Thelma, Willona 5) Which “sauce” is also known as plum? Duck, Lobster, Alfredo, Hollandaise 6) What are artists who record for the same label? Chummers, Labelmates, Dubbers, Bedmates 7) Whose theme song included, “Darling, I love you, but give me Park Avenue”? Hart to Hart, Green Acres, McCloud, Jeffersons 8) What “generation” are you in if you’re caring for parents and supporting kids? Jet Age, Quicksand, Garden Party, Sandwich 9) Which Soviet republic was rst to declare independence from Moscow in 1991? Armenia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine 10) In 1999 what was the rst computer “worm” to travel by email? Melvin, Melinda, Marvin, Melissa 11) The Mason-Dixon Line forms the border between? NC & VA, MD & VA, WV & PA, MD & PA 12) What is a super cial good looking man? Lume, Tremper, Himbo, Sardo 13) Alopecia is the medical condition for? Gout, Baldness, Athlete’s foot, Headache 14) What was the name of Roy Rogers’ dog? Silver, Bullet, Shemp, Daisy ANSWERS: 1) Kakemono 2) 5 3) Franklin 4) Penny 5) Duck 6) Labelmates 7) Green Acres 8) Sandwich 9) Lithuania 10) Melissa 11) MD & PA 12) Himbo 13) Baldness 14) Bullet C OMMUNITY www.starfl.com Thursday, August 29, 2013 B Page 1 Section Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia Guy.com By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Sandi Christy spent last week’s DAWGS in Prison graduation detailing the perfect dog. That perfect dog, Christy concluded, is strictly in the eye of the owner. Christy, co-director of the Developing Adoptable Dogs with Good Sociability (DAWGS) in Prison program at the Gulf Forestry Camp considered the perfect dog while interviewing New Jersey newlyweds interested in adopting a dog. In addition to her work with DAWGS, Christy volunteers to place dogs at the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society through several rescue groups. One of those missions led her to the couple from New Jersey. While describing the prospective dog for the couple, the husband interrupted. “He said, ‘We don’t expect a perfect dog, we just want a nice dog who will be part of our family,’” Christy said. “I thought that was wonderful and then, what is the perfect dog?” Ten people, Christy said, would In search of the ‘perfect dog’ By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The annual Mexico Beach Arti cial Reef Association King sh Tournament took place last weekend and to kick off the event, a Captain’s Party was held on Friday night at the Veteran’s Memorial Park in Beacon Hill. In addition to gathering locals together for some pre-tournament food and drink, Mexico Beach Marina owners Nate Odom and Bill Mulligan dedicated an arti cial reef to U.S. Representative Steve Southerland and his family. Southerland represents Florida’s District 2 and has been an active advocate for local shermen. Each year, the Mexico Beach Marina dedicates a reef to someone in the shing community. “Steven Southerland has done a tremendous job for our district,” said Odom. “He’s done a lot for local shermen and we’re dedicating this reef to his family.” Southerland accepted the dedication to thunderous applause and thanked Odom and Mulligan for the privilege to name the reef after his family. “I could not ask for better support,” said Southerland. “I’m part of a family that shes and I will continue to ght for all seafood” After accepting the award, Southerland told the crowd that he hoped his family’s reef produced a lot of “good days” for area shermen. Since 2011 Southerland has served on House committees for natural resources and transportation and infrastructure. He currently serves on subcommittee for sheries, wildlife, oceans, and insular affairs along with Coast Guard and maritime transportation. Money raised from the King sh Tournament goes toward funding various MBARA reef building and research projects. WES LOCHER | The Star Mexico Beach Marina owners Bill Mulligan (left) and Nate Odom (right) dedicated an arti cial reef to Congressman Steve Southerland and his family for his longtime support of local shermen. WES LOCHER | The Star Miss King sh 2013, Taylor Gallagher of Pensacola, awarded raf e prizes and took photos with her fans. Rep. Southerland honored with memorial reef DAWGS in Prison reaches 300 saved SPECIAL TO THE STAR The 28th graduating class from the DAWGS in Prison program at the Gulf Forestry Camp. The program has now saved 300 shelter dogs and provided life/work skills to more than 320 inmates. See DAWGS B6 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Six years ago Randall Tharp took the bait. An accomplished angler in local tournaments in Alabama, Tharp decided to divest himself of a successful construction business to follow the siren’s song of the professional shing circuit. He was, pardon the pun, hooked. Line. And. Sinker. And today Tharp is reveling in the glow of a “major” championship, the winner two weeks ago over 150 other pros of the Forrest Wood Cup at the Red River (LA) presented by WalMart, the World Championship of the FLW Series. In winning a title that escaped him in 2012, Tharp cashed a winner’s check of $500,000, boosting his career winnings over $1.4 million. Tharp is 12th in points among 172 FLW competitors for “Angler of the Year” and a year-end nancial bonus. Also sponsored by a heavyweight array – EverStart Batteries, Ranger Boats, Chevy Trucks, Evinrude, Power-Pole, Lowrance, GAMMA, Halo Fishing, 4X4 Jigs and Bass Boat Technologies among others – the St. Joe Beach resident lives with proof that his plunge paid off. He has done so on his own, fashioning his career a step at a time without the backing of a huge corporate sponsor. “It certainly validates your career,” Tharp said of the Forrest Wood Cup title. “I would compare it to golf. A lot of professional golfers don’t win a major. I won a major in our sport and I don’t think it will be my last. “I had nished well last year and had shed Red River in the spring and nished fourth. I feel like in the big tournaments like that I rise to the occasion. I had a feeling when I left here for the tournament that I was going to have an opportunity.” Tharp, known for his acumen in shallow-water shing, started strong with a stout bounty of over 12 pounds on the rst day of the four-day tournament. He maintained his position near the top of the leaderboard over the next two days, snagging roughly 10 pounds per day, and then clinched the tournament with his heaviest catch of bass on the nal day, over 14 pounds. “After three days this calm came over me,” Tharp said. “There were all the boats around, the cameras and people, and I was just 100 percent focused on what I was doing. “The other competitors and what they are doing can in uence what you do dramatically. That’s when strategy comes in and you have to make decisions. You win tournaments by making great decisions.” Those decisions, Tharp said, focus on the many variables in play – when to sh, where to sh, getting a feel for what is going on with the sh and your competitors. For example, Tharp attributed his blazing nal day to his observation that sh were biting big in the afternoon, when the temperatures had PHOTOS COURTESY OF WWW.RANDYTHARP.COM Above: Randall Tharp’s af nity for shing in shallow water, what he calls “powershing,” was instrumental in winning $500,000 and the Forrest Wood Cup title two weeks ago. Left: Randall Tharp and his wife Sara have come to love St. Joe Beach and their life on the shing circuit. Local man shes to world title six years after turning pro A plunge pays off See THARP B6

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A l l p e t s a d o p t e d f r o m S J B H S w i l l b e c u r r e n t o n v a c c i nat i o n s an d sp a y e d / n e u t e r e d P l e a s e d o n o t h e si t at e t o e m ai l t o w n s e n d h s d i r e c t o r @ gm a i l c om o r a do pt b a y s t j o e @ gm a i l c om o r c a l l t h e S t J o s e p h B a y H u m an e S o c i e t y at 8 5 0 2 2 7 1 1 0 3 an d a sk f o r M e l o d y o r D e b b i e A p p l i c at i o n s a r e a v ai l a b l e at w w w s j b h u m an e s o c i e t y o r g. W e r e q u i r e a l l p o t e n t ia l a d o p t e r s t o c o m p l e t e an a p p l i c at i o n f o r m A d o p t i o n f e e s i n c l u d e o u r c o s t o f sp a y / n e u t e r an d c u r r e n t v a c c i nat i o n s O u r h o u r s f o r t h e sh e l t e r a r e T u e s da y S at u r da y f r o m 1 0 am 4 p m F ai t h s T h r i f t H u t i s a l w a y s i n n e e d o f d o nat i o n s a l s o an d a l l t h e p r o c e e d s g o d i r e c t l y t o s u p p o r t t h e an i m a l s i n o u r c a r e T h e h o u r s f o r t h e s t o r e a r e T h u r s da y S at u r da y f r o m 1 0 am 3 p m V o l u n t e e r s a r e a l w a y s w e lc o m e at b o t h o u r s t o r e an d o u r sh e l t e r O u r s t o r e an d sh e l t e r l o c at i o n i s 1 0 0 7 T e n t h S t r e e t i n P o r t S t J o e H o p e t o s e e y o u a l l t h e r e s o o n w w w s jbh uma n e so c i e t y o r g I f y o u a r e m i s s i n g a p e t o r w a n t t o a d o p t a n e w p e t p l e a s e c h e c k w i t h y o u r l o c a l H u m a n e S o c i e t y o r S h e l t e r F o l l o w u s o n F a c e b o o k : S t J o s e p h B a y H u m a n e S o c i e t y bB BO WB] 4514866 Sponsor the P et of the W eek! f or ONL Y $1 5 per w eek $60 per month Call T oda y W a yne Kight 227 .1 290 or K ar i F or t une 227 .7847 Star Staff Report The honor of your presence is requested at the renewal of wedding vows of Deacon and Mrs. Raye Bailey, Sr. at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, Aug. 31. The ceremony will be held at the New Bethel Baptist Missionary Baptist Church at 208 N. Park Avenue in Port St. Joe. Reception will immediately follow at the Senior Citizen Center across from the Gulf County Jail. Jim and Wilma Brewer, married August 29, 1947 in Atlanta, Ga., celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. Wilma Langley, from West GA met Jim when he got out of the Navy. He then practiced pharmacy from 1950-2002. They had three children, Ann (deceased) Jane and Reese III. They also have ve granddaughters and one great-grandchild. Anniversary Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Garden Club will begin its 65th season at noon ET Thursday, Sept. 12, with a potluck luncheon and program. Anyone interested in becoming a member of this vivacious club should contact a member or leave a message on the Port St Joe Garden Club Facebook page. The Garden Club meets in their garden center on Eighth Street, a building on both state and national historical site registries. Star Staff Report Billie Cronan donated 10 inches of hair to Locks of Love. Cronan’s hair was cut by Kandi Rollins of Kandi’s Country Kuts in Howard Creek who then mailed the donation to the organization. Locks of Love is a nonpro t organization that provides hairpieces to nancially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada who suffer from long-term medical hair loss from various illnesses. The organization uses donated hair to create the high quality hair prosthetics. Most children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair because of the medical condition alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. The prostheses made restore a child’s self-esteem and con dence. Special to The Star On Sept. 12, Tommy Pitts will be attending the Rotary Club meeting at noon to discuss some of the plans and opportunities for the Port of Port St Joe. The public is invited to attend. If you would like to attend, call 227-7900 to reserve a place for lunch. Cost is $11 and includes tax and tip. The PSJ Rotary Club meets at noon on Thursday at Sunset Coastal Grill. If you have an interest in some of the service projects or becoming involved with the Rotary Club of Port St Joe, contact Patti Blaylock at 850227-7900 or Fr. Tommy Dwyer at 850-227-1845. Happy Birthdasy to our beautiful baby girl, Shylah Marlo Thomas. Mommy, daddy and big sisters love you very much. Jim and Wilma Brewer celebrate 66 years Birthday Look who’s turning 2 SHYLAH MARLO THOMAS SPECIAL TO THE STAR Billie Cronan donated 10 inches of hair to Locks of Love. Local gives to Locks of Love Wheeling around with Rotary Baileys to renew vows Port St. Joe Garden Club news THE PORT ST. JOE STAR Like us on Society

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The Star| B3 Thursday, August 29, 2013 W o rk in g T o ge the r ... T o B ui l d The F u t ur e NEX T MEE TIN G 7:00PM S EPT 18, 2013 CAP IT AL CIT Y B ANK Hav e a Gr eat "LABOR D A Y WEEKEND" T r aditional End of Summer and Back to W or k W e Ar e Alr eady Har d At It! ANNOUNCING OUR NEW MEDIA PROGRAM SEE OUR WEBSITE www .gulfcountyr epublicans.com LIKE US ON F A CEBOOK www .facebook.com/gulfcountygop CONT A CT US A T gulfcountyr epublicans@gmail.com Please tr ack us, join us, and send us your thoughts. Also coming soon THE P A CHYDERM What is it? W atch for it O C = ] S QV] C = ` Q C i K A V ? C = A J G A VQ Z ] C C S ` C B ? j ` J C Q C i K A V ? C = A J A V QQ c S K ` j B C e C O V Z Q C S ` A V c S A K O b3' O V '+ = F ] C C C e C S ` = ` c S C ` Z = ] N Z Q A ` C Z ` G \ M C ] ] j = O O C j h K ` J ? V Z ] K S H C Z ` G œ \ J C = ` š ` J C k j B C A V H C S ` _ C Z ` G \ ]V A N K S ] = S B = O O š ` J C H = S H C Z ` G œ \ A J = ] O K C š B = S = ? O = A N Special to The Star Lewis receives master’s degree from Valdosta State Kayleigh Danielle Lewis recently graduated from Valdosta State University with a Master of Education in communication disorders. The Port St. Joe resident is one of more than 400 students recognized for meeting the qualications for graduation during Summer 2013 Commencement. Valdosta State University is a premier comprehensive university, characterized by outstanding instruction, a wide range of student life opportunities and a close connection to the community. Established in 1906, the institution’s mission is to prepare students to meet global opportunities and challenges through excellence in teaching and learning; to expand the boundaries of current knowledge, and explore the practical applications of that knowledge, through excellence in scholarship and creative endeavors; and to promote the economic, cultural, and educational progress of the community and region, through excellence in service outreach. VSU seeks to accomplish this mission in a dynamic, student-centered learning environment marked by a respect for diverse abilities by all members of the university community. Special to The Star Faith Christian School K4 students read! FCS students learn to read with an introduction to phonics. Developing a strong foundation with the FCS curriculum creates a bridge that helps students obtain a better understanding of written language. Phonics can help students break down words with certain sounds, and children who can “sound out” a word have an enormous advantage when reading. This skill branches into all academics and gives students the tools to succeed. Every child deserves the opportunity to become a good reader. Open enrollment for new students has begun for the 2013-2014 school year. Class sizes are limited, so early registration is recommended. Call 229-6707 or visit www. FaithChristianPSJ.net for more information. GCSC joins initiative to improve access, affordability for veterans, families PANAMA CITY — On Aug. 12, Gulf Coast State College signed on to the “8 Keys to Facilitating Veterans’ Success on Campus,” a national initiative to promote veteranfriendly policies at colleges and universities. The college will participate in the initiative to better help veterans, active-duty service members and their families achieve educational and training goals. GCSC, alongside the 28 Florida College System institutions, joined more than 250 colleges and universities from across the nation to support the critical elements as endorsed by the U.S. Departments of Education, Veterans Affairs and Defense. “I’m excited to see this commitment toward our veteran students from the national, state & local level,” said Pam Hiller, military/ veteran liaison. “These students have gone above and beyond in their service to our country and these ‘Eight Keys to Success’ are one way we can repay them for all their sacrice.” “The program assists our veterans, military service members and their families in breaking barriers that may otherwise overwhelm them as students,” said Melissa Lavender, vice president of student affairs. “Pam Hiller has been a tremendous addition to our campus in building the infrastructure to respond to the needs of veterans and military service personnel. Our college has always been military-friendly, but after Pam joined us last year, we have redoubled our efforts to serve the needs of our military students.” 8 KEys YS t T O SUcc CC E ss SS 1. Create a culture of trust and connectedness across the campus community to promote well-being and success for veterans. 2. Ensure consistent and sustained support from campus leadership. 3. Implement an earlyalert system to ensure all veterans receive academic, career and nancial advice before challenges become overwhelming. 4. Coordinate and centralize campus efforts for all veterans, together with the creation of a designated space (even if limited in size). 5. Collaborate with local communities and organizations, including government agencies, to align and coordinate various services for veterans. 6. Utilize a uniform set of data tools to collect and track information on veterans, including demographics, retention and degree completion. 7. Provide comprehensive professional development for faculty and staff on issues and challenges unique to veterans. 8 Develop systems that ensure sustainability of effective practices for veterans. “We fully support the keys to success,” said Dr. Jim Kerley, GCSC president. “Gulf Coast is 100 percent committed to serving and helping veterans on their road to success. Our College is ranked as one of the top military-friendly institutions because we are passionate about our service to the military community. They have sacriced so much for us, and now it is time we give back and help them.” Special to The Star Happy New Year to all students, staff and supporters of Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School. Our school year is off to a great start thanks to the outstanding efforts of all hands. Thanks to all who made these rst two weeks the best. Tiger Shark Football Football season is back, and our Tiger Sharks will be opening their regular season on the road against cross-county rival the Wewa Gators. The Clash of the County Classic will be at 8 p.m. ET Friday, Aug. 30 at Gator Field. Support the tradition and come cheer on the Tiger Sharks. We open at home against Bay High at 7:30 p.m. ET Sept. 6. Go Sharks. Port St Joe Homecoming Plans are being made for this year’s homecoming festivities. Homecoming falls on Oct. 4 with the football team pitted against neighboring Franklin County. Festivities kick off with the traditional parade through downtown. Any group or business interested in participating in the parade can contact LCDR Jarosz at mjarosz@gulf.k12..us. Please be ready to provide the following information: group or business name, type of participation (oat, walking, golf cart, etc.), number of participants. Information on start time and positions will be sent at a later date. If any classes are celebrating anniversaries, we would love to have you as part of our celebration. M EE DS program gains experience and exposure Students from the PSJ MEDS program toured the Pensacola State College Medical Simulation Lab, where they took part in skill building simulations that included drawing blood, delivering a baby, performing an EKG and transporting patients. It was a wonderful learning experience. They also toured Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, gaining rst-hand experience of the inner workings of a large hospital. Senior news Seniors, fees of $77 are due to Coach Taylor in September and cover cap and gown, dues and senior T-shirt. Go Class of 2014! 4IBSL 5BML GCSC commits to supporting veterans The Lion’s Tale Education BR iI E fF School News

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F AITH Page B4 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com Special to The Star Highland View Baptist Homecoming The Highland View Baptist Church will have its 33rd annual Homecoming at 10:30 a.m. ET Sept. 8. The church will be celebrating 62 years of ministry. All are welcome. Former interim pastor Brother Charles Scott will be the guest speaker, and there will be several musical presentations. There will be a covered dish lunch in the Church Fellowship Hall after the service. The church is at 310 Ling St. in Highland View. Lifetree to discuss homeless children The impact of homelessness on children will be explored at Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CT Monday, Sept. 2. An estimated 1 in 50 children is homeless. Approximately 40 percent of those children are 5 years old or younger. “We see children who have lived in a car or outside, or who have spent time living from shelter to shelter, or hotel to hotel,” said Jennifer Herrera, executive director of Colfax Community Network, a homeless outreach agency. Questions may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint. net. Nz’ ’ ¡ 9’ ~z …}z ’ T SOUTHERLAND F AMIL Y FUNERAL HOME (850) 229-8111 & % # % % % % % $ qY l ¦ ¨ S’ ¦Š’ OSS (T rad iti ona l Ser vic es 192 8 BCP ) !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! ! !! 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Bill was born and raised in Palatka, Fla., to William and Mary Allyn. He was a member of Faith Bible Church of Port St Joe, Fla. Bill completed a degree in electronics and began his career with the St. Joseph Telephone and Telegraph Company in 1980. Bill continued his career by answering a call to serve his country in 1987 by joining the United States Coast Guard Reserves. He retired in 2008 as a chief petty of cer. He received several awards during his career, including: Coast Guard Commendation Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, a National Defense Service Medal and multiple Coast Guard Commendation Awards. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Mary Ellen (Davis) Allyn; his daughter, Crystal Ayers (husband, Mark Ayers) of Virginia Beach, Va.; and his son, William Preston Allyn III (wife, Kristen Allyn) of Panama City, Fla. He also had three grandsons, William Peyton Allyn, Colton Brown Allyn and Mason Daniel Ayers; a sister, Norma Jean Tyler (husband, Buddy Tyler); and brother, Richard Lee Allyn, of Palatka, Fla. He was preceded in death by his mother and father. A memorial service was held at Faith Bible Church on Aug. 24, 2013, at 11 a.m. ET. A burial at sea by the United States Coast Guard will follow at a later date. In lieu of owers, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to Faith Bible Church. William ‘Bill’ Preston Allyn Mr. Eddie Joe Moses, Sr., was born Aug. 15, 1951, in Port St. Joe to Jim and Martha Gray Moses. He made his grand entrance into Heaven on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at the age of 62. Mr. Eddie Joe was a lifelong resident of Apalachicola. He graduated from Chapman High School and later joined the Florida National Guards, where he served our great nation for 13 years. Mr. Eddie Joe was later employed with the Apalachicola Northern Railroad and most recently our local Ace Hardware Store, where he could be found assisting and greeting guest with humor and a smile. His hobbies included hunting, shing and wood working. He is survived by his wife of 40 years: Wanda Hardee Moses of Apalachicola; two daughters: Candi Moses Rosamond and husband, Chad, and Joellen Paige Moses and Ronnie Joseph; one son: Eddie Joe Moses, Jr. and wife, Traci; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and three sisters-inlaws Sandra Moses, Oleta Moses and Glenda Newell; and a host of other loving relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Martha Gray Moses; and three brothers Jimmy Moses, Lovett Moses and Lonnie Moses. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Susan Hardin and the staff of Weems Memorial, the staff of Bay Medical Center, Dr. Nancy Chorba and the staff of Big Bend Hospice. The funeral service was at 11 a.m. ET Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at the Living Waters Assembly of God Church, conducted by the Rev. Scotty Lolley. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery. He lay in state at the church from 7-8 p.m. Friday evening, and for an hour Saturday prior to the service. All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home. Eddie Joe Moses, Sr. Special to The Star On Monday, Aug. 19, St. Peter’s Anglican Church of Port St. Joe had a groundbreaking ceremony for a permanent home on Garrison Avenue. A 4,900-square-foot facility will be built on the site to include a sanctuary, of ce and fellowship hall. St. Peter’s Church rst met for services on Nov. 1, 2006, at the United Pentecostal Church on Sixth Street. The church purchased a 9.1-acre tract of land on Garrison Avenue from Long Avenue Baptist Church in 2009. St. Peter’s Church currently meets at the Stiles Brown Senior Citizens Center with Fr. Lou Little as the Priest-in-Charge. The builder is Tim Tucker of Rock Solid Design & Construction Inc. of Crawfordville. It will be an ICF block structure with construction taking approximately eight months to complete. Financing was made possible through Capital City Bank and bank President Amy Geiger. After a short ground breaking service at 11:15 a.m., everyone adjourned to the Sunset Coastal Grill for lunch. In attendance were current and former members of the church, Tim Tucker, builder and staff, Amy Geiger and Kim Knight of Capital City Bank, Mitch Burke and Dan Christie of the Gulf County Property Appraisers of ce and other friends of the church who attended the event. Many thanks to all who made this day possible for St. Peter’s. Praise God from whom all blessings ow. Obituaries St. Peter’s Anglican Church breaks ground FAITH BRIEFS

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Local The Star| B5 Thursday, August 29, 2013 W H o ll y H i ll F un e r a l H om e & C r e m a t i o n S e r vi c e s O e r i n g c o m p a ss i o n a t e s e r v i c e a n d a d v i c e d u r i n g t h e m o s t d i c u l t o f t i m e s W e u nd e r s t a nd t h a t t h e l o s s o f a l o v e d o n e br i n g s a b o u t f e e l i n g s o f d e e p s o r r o w c o n f u s i o n a nd g r ie f W e a l s o u nde r s t a nd t h a t g r ie v i n g f a m i l ie s a r e o f t e n le f t w i t h a n u m b e r o f i m p o r t a n t d e c i s i o n s t o m a k e a t a t i m e o f g r e a t e m o t i o n a l d i s t r e s s A t t i m e s l i k e t h i s, o u r u nd e r s t a nd i n g a nd pr o f e s s i o n a l s t a f f i s h e r e t o h e l p g u i d e y o u t h r o u g h t h e d e c i s i o n s a nd a r r a n g e m e n t s t h a t m u s t b e m a d e t o r e s p e c t t h e m e m o r y o f y o u r l o v e d o n e F r o m t r ad i t i o n a l f u n e r a l s t o c r e m a t i o n w e o f f e r a f u l l r a n g e o f q u a l i t y s e r v i c e s t a i l o r e d t o h o n o r y o u r f a i t h a nd f a m i l y c u s t o m s H o l l y H i l l F u n e r a l H o m e 2 7 7 5 G a r r i s o n A v e n u e | P o r t S t J o e F l o r i d a 3 2 4 5 6 ( 8 5 0 ) 2 29 1 9 29 Whiteies can cause major damage to ornamentals Whiteies are common pest on many ornamental plants. Some of the most economically important species in Florida are the silver leaf whitey, g or cus whitey, citrus whitey, and the rugose spiraling whitey. The most frequently attacked plants include allamanda, chinaberry, citrus, g, fringe tree, gardenia, ligustrum, various palms, persimmon, viburnum and many annuals. Adult whiteies look like tiny white moths, but are most closely related to scale insects. Most are about 1/16 inch long and have four wings. The wings and body are covered with a ne white powder wax. Reliable identication is based on the adults. The immature whiteies (nymphs) typically occur on the underside of leaves, and at, oval in outline, and slightly smaller than a pin head. Some species are light green to whitish and somewhat transparent. Others are black in the center and have a white waxy fringe around the edge. Like soft scales, mealy bugs, and aphids, whiteies excrete large amount of honeydew, a sweet substance that provides an excellent medium for the growth of sooty mold. Besides being unattractive, this black fungus may retard a plant’s growth by interfering with photosynthesis. Fortunately, once the insects are controlled, sooty mold usually weathers away. You can get rid of it faster by applying a cooper spray. In fact, by mixing copper with an insecticide, you can solve both problems at the same time. Of course, you must apply the recommend products correctly, according to directions, and with the right equipment. You can use a pump-up or hose attachment sprayer. If you use a hose attachment until, be sure it’s designed for ornamentals not laws. Spray plants to the point of run off, covering the undersides of leaves thoroughly, and spray again about two weeks. This should solve your problem until the next major broad emerges. Of course, you shouldn’t spray at all until you’re sure whiteies are the real villains. May other problems can cause plants to decline. So, carefully examine the undersides of leaves for the presence of the whitey nymphs we’ve already described. If you conrm that whiteies are infesting you plants, don’t try to control the adults. After large numbers of adults are seen, wait about two weeks before spraying. This two week delay will allow the eggs to hatch. The small nymphs, which are the most damaging to plants, are the easiest stage to control. You should concentrate your efforts on them rather than the mature whiteies. Chemical control the rst type of product to try is an insecticidal soap or horticultural oil spray. Some other chemical that are labeled for homeowners are: Bifenthrin, Imidacio Prid, Malathion, Neem Oil, Permethrin, Potassium Salts and Pyrethrins. Remember these are active ingredient that may be sold under different trade names. For more information on whiteies and their control contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 639-3200 or visit http://gulf.ifas.u.ed u or http:// edis.ifas.u.ed u ROY LEE CA rR TE rR County extension director Three arrested for meth offenses in separate incidents Star Staff Report In two separate incidents, the Gulf County Sheriff’s Ofce ar rested three Wewahitchka resi dents last week on charges related to possession and manufacture of methamphetamine. April Denise Strickland, 41, and Sabrina M. Wakeeld, 22, were at 301 Lake Alice Drive last week on two counts of sale of methamphet amine (Strickland) and a single count of being a principal to sale of methamphetamine (Wakeeld). Strickland was issued a $15,000 bond at rst appearance; Wakeeld a $7,500 bond. The same day inves tigators arrested Anthony Bryan McDaniel, 29, at his residence at 210 Lucy Circle. After a search warrant was served, yielding chemicals and items used in the manufacture of methamphet amine and drug paraphernalia used to ingest the drug as well as a quantity of methamphetamine, McDaniel was arrested and charged with attempt ing to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug parapher nalia and possession of listed chemicals, Bryan was rst appeared and released on $8,000 bond. Star Staff Report U.S. Marshals arrested a Tennessee man after a Gulf County investigation into child molestation charges. Dennis J. Weaver, 66, of Marysville, TN and formerly of Gulf County, was ar rested last week on one count of lewd or lascivious molestation of a child under 16 and three counts of lewd or lascivious battery on a child under 16. Both charges are second degree felonies. Weaver faces up to 15 years in prison on each count. The investigation began in early August after allegations were made against Weaver. Gulf County Sheriff’s Ofce investigators conducted several undercover operations and determined there was evidence against Weaver. Weaver was arrested in Knoxville last week. He is custody in Tennessee awaiting extradition to Gulf County.PATr R ON AT LOCAL BUSINESS NABS BUr R GLAr R A Wewahitchka man was arrested last week after he was caught stealing items from several vehicles at a local tavern. Simon Samuel Hathaway, 41, was arrested on charges of burglary, grand theft and providing a false ID to a law enforcement ofcer. His bond on those charges was set at $10,000. He is also being held without bond for violation of probation and on a warrant out of Bay County. According to the Gulf County Sheriff’s Ofce, Hathaway was observed inside a vehicle out side the Tukedaways Tavern in Wewahitchka on the evening of Aug. 8. The patron pursued Hatha way and brought him back to the parking lot to wait for depu ties. Property from two other ve hicles was found in Hathaway’s vehicle. Hathaway had active war rants out of Bay County for burglary of a structure, grand theft and uttering forged instruments. Gulf County also had a war rant for Hathaway for violation of probation for burglary. Two days later, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Ofce notied GCSO investigators that the ve hicle driven by Hathaway and used during the vehicle burglar ies in Wewahitchka was stolen from the PCSO Aug. 7.POr R T S S T. JOE MAN Arr RR ESTED ON D r R UG CHAr R GES A Port St. Joe man was arrested last week on several charges including the sale of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Paul Ohara, 27, was arrested after a search warrant was ex ecuted at his 509 Hodrick Street residence. The search warrant was the culmination of a lengthy investi gation by the Gulf County Sher iff’s Ofce Narcotics Unit. GCSO deputies and of cers from the Port St. Joe Po lice Department executed the warrant. Ohara was served with two arrest warrants for sale of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church. A search of his resi dence yielded evidence of illegal drug activity and charges. Ohara was also charged pos session of crack cocaine and possession of drug parapher nalia. He was also charged with living in Gulf County without registering as a convicted felon. Ohara was also served on a warrant out of Taylor County for failure to appear in court on charges of driving with a sus pended driver’s license. Ohara is in the Gulf County Jail on $70,000 bond for the two sale of crack cocaine counts, $10,000 for possession of crack cocaine, $2.500 for possession of drug paraphernalia and $2,500 for failure to register as a con victed felon. AprAPR IL DD ENISE S S T rR ICKLAND AA NTHONY BB M M C DD ANIEL SS AB rR INA MM WAKEFIELD Tennessee suspect arrested in child molestation investigation DD ENNIS WEAVErR PAUL O O HA rR A SS IMON H H ATHAw W AY

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1) What’s a Japanese paper or silk wallhanging with a roller at the bottom? Kakemono, Kabuto, Koseki, Kodomo 2) NASA says it takes most of us how many days to recover from jet lag after crossing ve time zones? 2, 3, 4, 5 3) Of these which is not one of the three Van Pelt kids in “Peanuts”? Lucy, Linus, Franklin, Rerun 4) What role did Janet Jackson play on older TV’s “Good Times”? Penny, Buffy, Thelma, Willona 5) Which “sauce” is also known as plum? Duck, Lobster, Alfredo, Hollandaise 6) What are artists who record for the same label? Chummers, Labelmates, Dubbers, Bedmates 7) Whose theme song included, “Darling, I love you, but give me Park Avenue”? Hart to Hart, Green Acres, McCloud, Jeffersons 8) What “generation” are you in if you’re caring for parents and supporting kids? Jet Age, Quicksand, Garden Party, Sandwich 9) Which Soviet republic was rst to declare independence from Moscow in 1991? Armenia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine 10) In 1999 what was the rst computer “worm” to travel by email? Melvin, Melinda, Marvin, Melissa 11) The Mason-Dixon Line forms the border between? NC & VA, MD & VA, WV & PA, MD & PA 12) What is a super cial good looking man? Lume, Tremper, Himbo, Sardo 13) Alopecia is the medical condition for? Gout, Baldness, Athlete’s foot, Headache 14) What was the name of Roy Rogers’ dog? Silver, Bullet, Shemp, Daisy ANSWERS: 1) Kakemono 2) 5 3) Franklin 4) Penny 5) Duck 6) Labelmates 7) Green Acres 8) Sandwich 9) Lithuania 10) Melissa 11) MD & PA 12) Himbo 13) Baldness 14) Bullet C OMMUNITY www.starfl.com Thursday, August 29, 2013 B Page 1 Section Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia Guy.com By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Sandi Christy spent last week’s DAWGS in Prison graduation detailing the perfect dog. That perfect dog, Christy concluded, is strictly in the eye of the owner. Christy, co-director of the Developing Adoptable Dogs with Good Sociability (DAWGS) in Prison program at the Gulf Forestry Camp considered the perfect dog while interviewing New Jersey newlyweds interested in adopting a dog. In addition to her work with DAWGS, Christy volunteers to place dogs at the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society through several rescue groups. One of those missions led her to the couple from New Jersey. While describing the prospective dog for the couple, the husband interrupted. “He said, ‘We don’t expect a perfect dog, we just want a nice dog who will be part of our family,’” Christy said. “I thought that was wonderful and then, what is the perfect dog?” Ten people, Christy said, would In search of the ‘perfect dog’ By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The annual Mexico Beach Arti cial Reef Association King sh Tournament took place last weekend and to kick off the event, a Captain’s Party was held on Friday night at the Veteran’s Memorial Park in Beacon Hill. In addition to gathering locals together for some pre-tournament food and drink, Mexico Beach Marina owners Nate Odom and Bill Mulligan dedicated an arti cial reef to U.S. Representative Steve Southerland and his family. Southerland represents Florida’s District 2 and has been an active advocate for local shermen. Each year, the Mexico Beach Marina dedicates a reef to someone in the shing community. “Steven Southerland has done a tremendous job for our district,” said Odom. “He’s done a lot for local shermen and we’re dedicating this reef to his family.” Southerland accepted the dedication to thunderous applause and thanked Odom and Mulligan for the privilege to name the reef after his family. “I could not ask for better support,” said Southerland. “I’m part of a family that shes and I will continue to ght for all seafood” After accepting the award, Southerland told the crowd that he hoped his family’s reef produced a lot of “good days” for area shermen. Since 2011 Southerland has served on House committees for natural resources and transportation and infrastructure. He currently serves on subcommittee for sheries, wildlife, oceans, and insular affairs along with Coast Guard and maritime transportation. Money raised from the King sh Tournament goes toward funding various MBARA reef building and research projects. WES LOCHER | The Star Mexico Beach Marina owners Bill Mulligan (left) and Nate Odom (right) dedicated an arti cial reef to Congressman Steve Southerland and his family for his longtime support of local shermen. WES LOCHER | The Star Miss King sh 2013, Taylor Gallagher of Pensacola, awarded raf e prizes and took photos with her fans. Rep. Southerland honored with memorial reef DAWGS in Prison reaches 300 saved SPECIAL TO THE STAR The 28th graduating class from the DAWGS in Prison program at the Gulf Forestry Camp. The program has now saved 300 shelter dogs and provided life/work skills to more than 320 inmates. See DAWGS B6 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Six years ago Randall Tharp took the bait. An accomplished angler in local tournaments in Alabama, Tharp decided to divest himself of a successful construction business to follow the siren’s song of the professional shing circuit. He was, pardon the pun, hooked. Line. And. Sinker. And today Tharp is reveling in the glow of a “major” championship, the winner two weeks ago over 150 other pros of the Forrest Wood Cup at the Red River (LA) presented by WalMart, the World Championship of the FLW Series. In winning a title that escaped him in 2012, Tharp cashed a winner’s check of $500,000, boosting his career winnings over $1.4 million. Tharp is 12th in points among 172 FLW competitors for “Angler of the Year” and a year-end nancial bonus. Also sponsored by a heavyweight array – EverStart Batteries, Ranger Boats, Chevy Trucks, Evinrude, Power-Pole, Lowrance, GAMMA, Halo Fishing, 4X4 Jigs and Bass Boat Technologies among others – the St. Joe Beach resident lives with proof that his plunge paid off. He has done so on his own, fashioning his career a step at a time without the backing of a huge corporate sponsor. “It certainly validates your career,” Tharp said of the Forrest Wood Cup title. “I would compare it to golf. A lot of professional golfers don’t win a major. I won a major in our sport and I don’t think it will be my last. “I had nished well last year and had shed Red River in the spring and nished fourth. I feel like in the big tournaments like that I rise to the occasion. I had a feeling when I left here for the tournament that I was going to have an opportunity.” Tharp, known for his acumen in shallow-water shing, started strong with a stout bounty of over 12 pounds on the rst day of the four-day tournament. He maintained his position near the top of the leaderboard over the next two days, snagging roughly 10 pounds per day, and then clinched the tournament with his heaviest catch of bass on the nal day, over 14 pounds. “After three days this calm came over me,” Tharp said. “There were all the boats around, the cameras and people, and I was just 100 percent focused on what I was doing. “The other competitors and what they are doing can in uence what you do dramatically. That’s when strategy comes in and you have to make decisions. You win tournaments by making great decisions.” Those decisions, Tharp said, focus on the many variables in play – when to sh, where to sh, getting a feel for what is going on with the sh and your competitors. For example, Tharp attributed his blazing nal day to his observation that sh were biting big in the afternoon, when the temperatures had PHOTOS COURTESY OF WWW.RANDYTHARP.COM Above: Randall Tharp’s af nity for shing in shallow water, what he calls “powershing,” was instrumental in winning $500,000 and the Forrest Wood Cup title two weeks ago. Left: Randall Tharp and his wife Sara have come to love St. Joe Beach and their life on the shing circuit. Local man shes to world title six years after turning pro A plunge pays off See THARP B6

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Local B6 | The Star Thursday, August 29, 2013 risen, and in shallow waters. That research and un derstanding the competition and waters is a critical part of the process, Tharp said. There are three days of “practice” shing prior to every tournament. “We show up for a tour nament and get on the water and sh from morning until night for three days,” Tharp said. “You try to establish a pattern. For instance, I like shing in really shallow wa ter. I call it power-shing. “But you also have to have versatility to win every week.” Tharp discovered small local tournament shing in the late 1990s. Born in Miami, he had met his wife, Sara, in Ala bama and established a construction company. On the weekends or summer weeknights, Tharp said, he competed in plenty low-dol lar tournaments, pocketing his share of “$20 purses.” But he understood he had much to learn. He be gan reading voraciously, seeking information wher ever he could nd it. He also had innate gifts. He started shing in satellite series, the Bama and Choo-Choo BFL Divi sions, winning points titles in both divisions in 2007 and $15,000. He saw a path ahead. “That’s when I decided I was going to try this full time,” Tharp said. “I was having fun. I was winning quite a bit of money shing. “It was not something I planned. I’m just real competitive.” He soon realized he could make a go of the shing gig, winning an EverStart event on Lake Eufaula and the rst two B.A.S.S. Opens he entered during his rst year as a pro in 2008. “It hasn’t been easy to sh at this level,” Tharp said. “I would compare it to golf. You can have all the equipment, knowledge and practice, but you have to have a talent. “I also found I have an other thing the top anglers have. I can go anywhere in the country and the world and dominate.” Tharp has been a BFL Divisional points winner three times, the EverStart Southeast points winner in 2009 and BASS Southern Open points winner in 2010. In 2010, Tharp qualied for the Forrest Wood Cup, PAA Championship and Bassmaster Classic, the championships of each cir cuit he was shing. The circuit is a consum ing mistress, though. Tharp is currently home for a few weeks, but he will soon hit the road. He shes 15 to 22 or 23 events each year. He and Sara “live” out of a recre ational vehicle and when on the road it is 24/7. Tharp estimates he has roughly a month off each year. “It’s a different lifestyle but we have come to love it,” Tharp said. “It is fun and we have met some of the coolest people all over the country.” A little more than three years ago he and Sara moved to St. Joe Beach. They had vacationed in the area be fore and were beckoned by the beaches, saltwater sh ing and the opportunity to gaze onto the ocean each morning they are home. “This is where we want ed to be,” Tharp said. “I fell in love with this area and my wife did too.” And on a recent sunny morning, his Forrest Wood Cup home beside him as he gazed out on the Gulf of Mex ico, the future seemed quite bright for Randall Tharp. “People are so passion ate about shing, especially tournament shing,” Tharp said. “There are a lot of people like me who are also competitive about shing, who love to compete. I think the sky is the limit (for the sport).” likely provide 10 different answers. Some will insist the per fect dog is AKC registered, but despite pedigrees those dogs also have numerous health issues. A veterinarian might at test that the healthiest dogs are mixed-breeds, Christy said. She noted however, that her own golden re triever died from one of the worst forms of canine can cer due to an abnormality in breeding lines for golden retrievers. Others, Christy said, say the perfect dog is the good hunter, the agile dog, the obedient dog. “But these same dogs may not be good family dogs,” Christy said. Over the past 28 dog graduations spanning fourplus years, however, the DAWGS in Prison program has sent 300 adoptable dogs to new homes, saving a shel ter dog and providing what 300 owners might attest as the “perfect dog.” The Sherers from Con necticut, a two-career cou ple, wanted a canine com panion and adopted Ryan. Ryan was trained to be a certied therapy dog and accompanies the couple to hospitals and nursing homes. After the tragedy at San dy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Ryan was selected as one of the ther apy dogs helping children recover from that horric tragedy. “For the Sherers, their black lab mix Ryan is the perfect dog,” Christy said. Bob Pellito of Tampa, Christy said, adopted a lab/ hound named Dante, “dis carded because he was not perfect”, one of an average of 7 million dogs abandoned on any given day in the country. After DAWGS, Dante trained as a diabetic alert dog and became Pellito’s constant companion, saving his life one night when Pelli to nodded off into a diabetic coma. “His life was saved that night due to his perfect dog,” Christy said. And Sheila Briggs from Massachusetts was seeking a lab mix that would be good with her small children and cats. A dog that would like the water and playing in the park, Christy said. She picked Everett, “Who has turned out to be the perfect dog for them – protecting and loving the kids and swimming with them at the lake,” Christy said. “So, perfection seems to be in the eye of the be holder, or adopter,” Christy continued. “We, at DAWGS, do not look for perfect dogs. We look for dogs with po tential – the potential to be great companions and fam ily dogs.” Perfection is not a pre requisite for the inmate trainers, more than 300 strong since the inception of the program, who apply to be part of the program and must meet 24/7 respon sibilities in caring for the dogs. The inmates learn skills that, in a host of instances, they have gone on to ap ply to become a productive member of society, in sev eral cases working directly with animals. “We also value their po tential,” Christy said of the inmates who have made DAWGS a success story. “We value their potential. The potential in the men here to learn and grow. They learn a lot – patience, disci pline, teamwork and how to train and care for a dog. “That is our mission at DAWGS in Prison, to fulll the potential of our inmate trainers and their dogs – to give them the skills to be the best they can be. In so doing, maybe they will be the perfect companion, worker or family member in the future.” The graduates of the 28th DAWGS in Prison class were destined to two states, half going to spots around Florida while half were transported to new families in Massachusetts. Several were still await ing adoption to “forever homes.” The program has sent dogs to 15 different states. With the graduation of one class, the next arrived last week at the Forestry Camp to begin the eightweek program to become some person’s “perfect dog.” The St. Joseph Bay Hu mane Society is always in need of new volunteers. Call 227-1103 for more in formation or to become a volunteer. 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DAWGS from page B6 THARP from page B1 “We, at DAWGS, do not look for perfect dogs. We look for dogs with potential – the potential to be great companions and family dogs.” Sandi Chirsty co-director of the Developing Adoptable Dogs with Good Sociability (DAWGS)

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CLASSIFIEDS Thursday, August 29, 2013 The Star | B7 95151 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2022-CA-000115 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WACHOVIA BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. ALLAN RICHARDS, et al, Defendant(s), NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 14, 2013, entered in Case No. 23-2011CA-000115 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, N.A, successor in interest to Wells Fargo Bank, NA, successor in interest to Wachovia Bank, NA, is the Plaintiff and Allan Richards, Stephen G. Slade, Ovation on Cape San Blas Homeowners’ Association, Inc., Any And All Unknown Parties Claiming by, Through, Under, And Against The Herein named Individual Defendant(s) Who are not Known To Be Dead Or Alive, Whether Said Unknown Parties May Claim An Interest in Spouses, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Or Other Claimants are defendants, the Gulf County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby, Gulf County Clerk of Court office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. ET on the 19th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure. LOT 18, OVATION ON CAPE SAN BLAS PHASE I, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 56, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT 18 OVATION S/D, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456 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. Dated in Gulf County, Florida this 20th day of August, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 10-61412 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) 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, please call 711. August 29, September 5, 2013 92164S NOTICE OF SALE BY THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned BECKY NORRIS, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Port St. Joe, Florida, will on September 12, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time at the front lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Gulf County, Florida, to-wit: Lots 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 and 40, Block D, Beaty Subdivision of White City, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page(s) 23, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. TAX PARCEL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 02889-000R At the time of the sale, as set forth hereinabove, the successful high bidder shall post with the Clerk a deposit equal to five percent (5%) of the final bid. The deposit shall be applied to the sale price at the time of payment. The balance of the sale price shall be paid in full to the Clerk by 4:00 p.m., on the same day as the sale. This sale is made pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in a case pending in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, the style of which is: REGIONS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. Y GAMBLE, INC.; JAMES E. ANTOLCHICK; LISA A. ANTOLCHICK n/k/a LISA A. WAILLY; ROYAL FLUSH PLUMBING SERVICES OF NORTHWEST FLORIDA, INC.; UNKNOWN OCCUPANT A, 7243 Dahlia Street, Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 and UNKNOWN OCCUPANT B, 7243 Dahlia Street, Wewahitchka, Florida 32465, Defendants. and the docket number of which is CASE NO. 2012-000004-CA 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 Court Administrator at the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe,. Florida 32456 at (850) 7475338 within 2 working days of your receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing impaired, call 1(800) 955-8771; if you are voice impaired, call 1(800) 955-8770. IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAYMENT OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSUANT TO THE FINAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT. IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER 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. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court on August 14, 2013. BECKY NORRIS Clerk, Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk THE NEWSPAPER IS REQUESTED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVE OCAD 2010-7 TO DELIVER THE PROOF OF PUBLICATION DIRECTLY TO THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY August 22, 29, 2013 92168S JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 232012CA 000225CAAXMX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC Plaintiff, TREZIA HUDDLESTON A/K/A TREZIA L. HUDDLESTON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TREZIA HUDDLESTON A/K/A TREZIA L. HUDDLESTON; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 13, 2013, and entered in Case No. 232012 CA000225CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida. NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC is Plaintiff and TREZIA HUDDLESTON A/K/A TREZIA L. HUDDLESTON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TREZIA HUDDLESTON A/K/A TREZIA L. HUDDLESTON; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN THE FRONT LOBBY OF THE COURTHOUSE, AT 1000 CECIL COSTIN BOULEVARD, PORT ST. JOE IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA 32456, at 11:00 A.M. ET, on the 12th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 3, BLOCK “I”, RISH SUBDIVISION, BEING AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 36; RUNNING THENCE N 01 DEG. 17’24”E ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 36 FOR A DISTANCE OF 1090.39 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION OF SAID EAST LINE WITH THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF CORN GRIFFIN STREET (A PRIVATE 60 FOOT R/W); THENCE LEAVING SAID EAST LINE RUN S 89 DEG. 59’26” W ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 118.31 FEET TO THE POINT ON THE CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 100.00 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 90 DEG. 00’00”, AND BEING SUBTENDED BY A CHORD BEARING S 44 DEG. 59’26” W FOR 141.42 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, RUN N 62 DEG. 20’46” W FOR A DISTANCE OF 247.58 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE N 85 DEG. 19’08” W FOR A DISTANCE OF 264.35 FEET; THENCE N 01 DEG. 06’05” E FOR A DISTANCE OF 429.15 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF PRESBYTERIAN STREET (A PRIVATE 60 FOOT R/W); THENCE N 41 DEG. 15’02” E ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 136.68 FEET TO THE POINT ON THE CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 145.20 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 24 DEG. 20’ 59”, AND BEING SUBTENDED BY A CHORD BEARING N 53 DEG. 28’29”E FOR 61.67 FEET; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID CURVING SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 62.13 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID CURVING SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, RUN S 11 DEG. 04’17” E FOR A DISTANCE OF 601.21 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A 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. Dated this 13th day of August, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS As Clerk of said Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk This Notice is Provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, 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, Florida 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least (7) seven 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. Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Suite 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Phone: (954)382-3486 Fax: (954)382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahane andassociates.com File No. 12-04376 NML August 22, 29, 2013 92170S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-273-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ALPHONSO SHEPPARD, HEATHER SHEPPARD A/K/A HEATHER R. SHEPPARD, KASIE M. SHEFFIELD, and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Replevin and Foreclosure dated July 17, 2013, in Case No. 12-273-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and ALPHONSO SHEPPARD, HEATHER SHEPPARD A/K/A HEATHER R. SHEPPARD, and KASIE M. SHEFFIELD are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on September 12th, 2013, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: THE SOUTH HALF OF LOT 3, WHITFILED ACRES SUBDIVISION, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: Commence at the Southeast corner of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 8 West, Gulf County, Florida, said point also lying on the Westerly right of way of North Squirrel Street; thence run along said right of way North 660.00 feet to a re-bar for the Point of Beginning; thence from said Point of Beginning continue along said right of way North 104.97 feet to a rod and cap; thence leaving said right of way run South 8959’03” West 209.73 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 0004’17” West 105.00 feet to a rod and cap; thence North 8958’36” East 209.86 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: August 14th, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Garvin B. Bowden, Esq. Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32308 August 22, 29, 2013 95029S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS RFP 2013-06 Sealed bids for City of Port St. Joe for Phase II Water Project Materials Purchase will be received at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 up until 4:00 PM EST, Friday September 13, 2013. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged, Friday September 13, 2013 at 4:05 PM EST, in the City Commission Chambers. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked with bidder’s name, address, date and time of opening, and bid number for “Phase II Water Project Materials Purchase”. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Direct Purchase of materials as listed in the Base Bid sheet that are required to complete the replacement of various water main and service connections throughout the distribution system. For questions concerning this project, please contact John Grantland at 850-229-8247 The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to accept or reject any and all Statements of Bids in whole or in part, to waive informalities in the process, to obtain new Statements of Bids, or to postpone the opening pursuant to the City’s purchasing policies. Each Statement of Bid shall be valid to the City of Port St. Joe for a period of sixty (60) days after the opening. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer August 22, 29, 2013 95075S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2010-CA-000474 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. JAMES HOWELL, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated July 17, 2013 and entered in Case No. 23-2010-CA000474 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and JAMES HOWELL; CAPITAL ONE; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 12th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT -5-(UNRECORDED) COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTH HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN SOUTH 317.56 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 81 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 27 SECONDS WEST 552.57 TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING SAID POINT LYING ON THE CENTERLINE OF SPRUCE DRIVE. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN NORTH 31 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 50 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID CENTERLINE A DISTANCE OF 110.05 FEET TO A NAIL AND CAP (MARKED NO. 4440), THENCE LEAVING SAID CENTERLINE RUN SOUTH 08 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST 239.03 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED NO. 4889), THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DECREES 30 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST 111.45 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED NO. 7160), THENCE RUN NORTH 08 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 28 SECONDS EAST 221.69 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH AN INGRESS/ EGRESS, DRAINAGE AND UTILITY CASEMENT LYING OVER AND ACROSS THE NORTHERLY PORTION THEREOF AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 200, PAGE 820. A/K/A 230 SPRUCE AVE., WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32456 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act 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) 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, please call 711. ADA Coordinator P.O. Box 1089 Panama City, FL 32402 Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org F10079591 August 22, 29, 2013 95079S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-280-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. HAL MITCHELL LEWIS, KIMBERLY S. BUSKENS f/k/a KIMBERLY S. LEWIS, and THE UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF 241 COLUMBUS AVE., PORT ST. JOE, FL, Defendants. 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 12, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, at the Gulf County Courthouse Lobby, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes offer for sale, and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder, the following described real property situated in Gulf County, Florida: LOT 10, BLOCK A OF HIGHLAND VIEW SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE(S) 22, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure in a case pending in said Court. 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 a, in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact ADA Coordinator, P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, Florida 32402, Phone: 850747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717, Hearing Impaired: Dial 711, Email: ADAReguest@judl4.fl courts.org at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court this 14th day of August, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk August 22, 29, 2013 95081S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-280-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. HAL MITCHELL LEWIS, KIMBERLY S. BUSKENS f/k/a KIMBERLY S. LEWIS, and THE UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF 241 COLUMBUS AVE., PORT ST. JOE, FL, Defendants. 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 12, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, at the Gulf County Courthouse Lobby, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes offer for sale, and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder, the following described real property situated in Gulf County, Florida: PARCEL 2: LOT 8, BLOCK 35 OF PORT ST. JOE BEACH UNIT TWO, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure in a case pending in said Court. 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 a, in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact ADA Coordinator, P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, Florida 32402, Phone: 850747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717, Hearing Impaired: Dial 711, Email: ADAReguest@judl4.fl courts.org at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court this 14th day of August, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk August 22, 29, 2013 95091S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 13-34-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF ANDY LYNN STEWART Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of ANDY LYNN STEWART, deceased, whose date of death was April 25, 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 representative’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 Creamer’s Tree Service Licensed & Insured. Free estimates. (850) 832-9343 Alpha & Omega Cleaning Services “Cleaning through Inspiration ” Move in/Move out, vacation rentals and commercial... call for details! 850-827-4283 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020

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Qualied craftsmen should apply in person: Mon-Fri, 8am-12pm 1pm4:30 pm HUMAN RESOURCES (2 Locations): 13300 Allanton Rd., Panama City, FL 32404 and 134 S. East Ave., Panama City, FL 32401 (850) 522-7400, ext. 2285, 2322, or 2302 Fax: (850) 874-0208 EOE/Drug Free Workplace 1115759 Weems MemorialIs now hiring for the following positions: CFO (required hospital experience) FL Licensed Lab Scientist (Med Tech) FL Licensed Paramedic Admissions/Registration/Clerical Environmental ServicesApplications are available at:www.weemsmemorial.com & may be submitted to Ginny Griner, WMH HR Director, ggriner@ weemsmemorial.com By mail to: PO Box 580, Apalachicola, FL 32320, or FAXED to (850)-653-1879 Is seeking Teachers for our 0-5 year old classrooms at our two Gulf County Centers DFWP/M-F/6-6/EOE C14GU0134 C14GU0624 Pickup Applications at the Centers Or send resumes to smcgill@ oridachildren.org (850) 639-5080 ext 10 fax (850) 639-6167North Florida Child Development, Inc. South Gulf Co. Early Learning Center 176 Field of Dreams Avenue Port St. Joe 229-6415 North Gulf County Early Child Dev Center 131 East River Road Wewahitchka 639-6520 4514163 ToPlace Your Classified ad in Call Our New Numbers Now! Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free: 800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: thestar@pcnh.com thetimes@pcnh.com the APALACHICOLA & CARRABELLE TIMES C ALL O UR N EW N UMBERS N OW C ALL O UR N EW N UMBERS N OW 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 22, 2013. Personal Representative: Christine M. Stewart P.O. Box 516 Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Tel: (850)-227-1159 email: ccostin@ costinlaw.com August 22, 29, 2013 95095S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 13-25-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF JAMES F. SHELBY Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of JAMES F. SHELBY, deceased, whose date of death was December 25, 2012, 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 representative’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 22, 2013. Personal Representative: Judith B. Shelby 449 Haney Circle N.W. Charleston, TN 37310 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Tel: (850)-227-1159 email: ccostin@ costinlaw.com August 22, 29, 2013 95155S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEVIED SEALED BIDS *RFP 2013-01* READVERTISEMENT ALL BIDDERS MUST SUBMIT NEW BIDS The City of Port St. Joe will receive sealed bids from any qualified and properly licensed company or corporation interested in providing construction services for the following project: US-98 LANDSCAPING -North Port St. Joe Gateway Project is located in the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, and consists of NEW LANDSCAPING AND IRRIGATION on US-98. Bids will be received at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456 until 3 PM Eastern Time on Thursday, September 12, 2013. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged at that time in the City Commission Chambers. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked with the bidder’s name, address, date and time of opening, and project name/bid number as noted above. The complete Bid Solicitation can be downloaded from the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency website at www.PSJRA.com. August 29, September 5, 2013 M Bch: 111 N 38th St, Aug. 31, 8am-1pm CSTHuge Sale Rain cancels. Mexico Beach 400 Colorado Dr. Sat. August 31st 8:00 am (central) -? Ladies bicycle, outside canopy/tent, running boards, ladies clothing, tools & household items Text FL63578 to 56654 Utility Trailer 4 ft. x 8 ft., all galvanized, barely used. Wide tires for beach use. $795. Call:647-8245 Text FL63564 to 56654 Cleaning Peoplewanted, Sat 10-4pm, w/ some Sunday’s. Needs to be dependable and detailed oriented. Ref req. Call 850-381-5333 Other Parish Administrator Small parish in Apalachicola, FL. 25-30 hours/week with benefits. Inter-personal and computer skills important. For full job expectations, go to our website at: www. trinityapalachicola.org. Click on “Administrator’s Position” If interested, please email your qualifications and salary requirements to: info@trinityapalachicola.or g. Web ID#: 34262381 Other The City of Port St Joe is accepting Applications for the following position: Two(2) Volunteer Firefighters and First Responders Preferred Please submit an application and cover letter along with 5 references to The City of Port St. Joe, Attn: Charlotte Pierce, POB 278, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. Applications can be found on our website at: cityofportstjoe.com If you have any questions please contact Charlotte Pierce at 850229-8261. The positions will close on September 20, 2013. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Web ID#: 34208239 Retail/Sales Sales Need reliable people to set appts at local Sears stores. Earn up to & over $14-$16/hr (base + bonus). Part-time. No telemarketing. Email: In-StoreRecruit@SearsHomeP ro.com or call 888-830-3892. Seniors welcome! EOE/AA. Web ID#: 34263469 Text FL63469 to 56654 HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIES Is accepting application for: Office Assistant Full-time, must have prior office experience, attentive to detail and follow-up, be able to quickly learn computer software & have excellent customer service skills. Working weekends is required. Great benefits. Inspectors Reliable, hardworking with good customer service & teamwork skills. Must have reliable transportation & work weekends. For more information, call Sandra at 850-927-7601. Qualified applicants may apply 9-5 weekdays at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr, St. George Island. Web ID#: 34263478 Logistics/TransportJob Announcement Drivers WantedTri-County Community Council, Inc. is accepting applications for Substitute Drivers for the Bay Area Transportation Program to drive less than 20 hours per week. 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 a CDL Driver’s license or be willing to obtain, agree to physical and background screening. Applications may be obtained at 1021 Massalina Drive, 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 30, 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#: 34263173 Text FL63173 to 56654 Logistics/TransportJob Announcement Dispatcher WantedTri-County Community Council, Inc. is accepting applications for Dispatcher for the Bay Area Transportation Program. Great Benefits. DUTIES: Assist with assigning vehicles to pick-up locations to transport riders to pre-determined location. Perform duties of driver when needed. REQUIREMENTS: Must be 23 years of age and have at least 5 years driving experience without violations. Must have a CDL Driver’s license or be willing to obtain, agree to physical and background screening. Applications may be obtained as follows: at 1021 Massalina Drive, PC. or call (800) 395-2696 or visit: www .tricountycommunity council.com. Applications must be submitted by August 30, 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#: 34263208 Text FL63208 to 56654 Sales NA TIONAL & ALAMO OPEN HOUSE P ANAMA CITY AIRPORT!! 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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 The Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday voted to keep the Gulf County Jail operations intact. Commissioner Joanna Bryan said she would continue to look at the $1.2 million jail budget and liability issues as the county budget continues to contract. Jail administrator Michael Hammond said he had been blindsided by the discussion of two weeks before, during which Bryan, for the second time, raised the issue of jail inspections, liability and jail costs. Since being requested by Commissioner Warren Yeager to think outside the box, something Yeager again championed Tuesday, Bryan has examined ways to possibly cut jail costs. Hammond said he wanted to bring some history to the issue and to set the record straight. He disputed gures published in the newspaper last week regarding costs and jail operations, gures that had been provided to Bryan by county administrator Don Butler, in consultation with Hammond, in July after Bryan rst raised issue regarding the jail population and operating expenses more than a month ago. He also disputed conclusions made by Bryan based on those gures and published last week, saying farming out the male population at the jail as is currently policy on females, who are housed in Bay County would not represent a cost savings. Hammond also noted that the board policy, adopted several years ago, was to not bring the jail up to Florida Model Jail Standards because of the costs, over $1.3 million. That decision came after a review of the jail by a contractor hired by the BOCC. He said Bryans suggestion at the last meeting to have the jail inspected was in direct conict with board policy, which he had reiterated twice during the last meeting in saying he would refuse a commissioner and By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The Paces Foundation, which operates out of Smyrna, Ga., went before Port St. Joe city commissioners to present plans to build 50-70 single-family apartment homes to create affordable housing in North Port St. Joe. The need for such housing was spearheaded for months by County Commissioner Tan Smiley, and during the Wednesday workshop, Paces President Mark du Mas detailed the plans for a parcel of city-owned land off of Clifford Sims Road. Paces would pay for the community using a tax credit program that would require the foundation to go to Tallahassee to compete for housing credits. Once awarded, Paces sells those credits to banks in order to fund their communities. After 15 years, ownership of the housing communities reverts to Paces can be sold to residents interested in purchasing their homes. During the 15-year period, the communities can be expanded based on the needs of Port St. Joe. Thursday, AUGUST 29, 2013 YEAR 75, NUMBER 46BOCC ends jail discussion for nowOur vision is community South Gulf County volunteer re department offers more than protectionBy WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com If youve ever been in an accident, had an emergency on the beach or attended a local fundraiser, then youve probably met one of the 30 volunteers who make up the South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Department. Joint re chiefs Melissa Larsen and Nick Vacco take community involvement as seriously as they do ghting res. Each of the previous re chiefs had their own vision, said Larsen, an eight-year volunteer. Our vision is community. With two stations on Cape San Blas, one near Salinas Park and the other outside T.H. Stone St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, the department covers 50-60 miles of beach each day and utilizes a combination of beach rescue, aerial pumper, brush trucks, all-terrain vehicles and jet skis to serve the Cape, Simmons Bayou, Jones Homestead, Money Bayou and Indian Pass. Members are able to respond to local emergencies in 3-5 minutes and are able to ght res and perform other rst response duties such as CPR. Vacco, a three-year member, reported that 97 percent of his reghters are FF1 certi ed, which calls for more than 365 hours of training in re ghting, rst response and equipment operation. In addition to tackling ames, water emergencies and the occasional stingray barb, the departments members spend hours a day maintaining a presence and patrolling the beaches, where they hand out yers and give away hats and glow sticks while building a rapport with visitors to the area. Vacco estimated there are 1,500-1,600 visitors to the Cape each week during the summer months. Thats more people than PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STARAt left, South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Department joint chief Nick Vacco patrols the bay on of the departments jet skis. At right, the department contends with structure and wild res each year.WES LOCHER | The StarThe South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Departments joint chiefs are Melissa Larsen and Nick Vacco. Below, the department considers itself well-equipped for any type of situation.Affordable housing might be in Port St. Joes future By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com While the constant summer rains might have proved to be an inconvenience for tourists and beach-goers this summer, for area resident Betty Price, rain is a nightmare. Price has been a 31-year resident of Watermark Way in the St. Joe Shores community outside of WindMark Beach, and for the last three years, her backyard, garage and utility room have all ooded each time it has rained. This summers weather made her day-to-day routine especially irksome. It all started four years ago when a holding pond was installed for WindMark Beach. There wasnt any form of drainage on the county land behind Prices household and thus nowhere for the water to go as the rain continued to fall. She noted that as the water levels rise, it spills out of the pond and down onto her property. I would watch the water When it rains it oods for St. Joe Shores residentWES LOCHER | The StarBetty Price, a 31-year resident of St. Joe Shores, has fought oodwaters for the last four years because of lack of drainage in the area. See BOCC A2 See HOUSING A5 See FLOOD A2 See COMMUNITY A8 St. Joe Beach resident wins shing major B1 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . .A4Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . .A6Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . .A7Society . . . . . . . . . . . . B2School News . . . . . . . . . . B3Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . B4Classi eds . . . . . . . . . .B7-B8

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I totally agree you should not adopt the policies (of Model Jail Standards), Hammond said. He said the board should vote not to outsource the jail opera tions to address concerns by the 15 full-time employees. Hammond said the discus sion was personal and an effort to have him red. Bryan said there was nothing personal and that she was doing what Yeager had asked of com missioners: think outside the box. She said the discussion was hardly a blindside because she had long ago requested information from Butler and Hammond, information pub lished last week that Hammond is now disputing. This is a business decision, Bryan said. I would not want us to take on something that would not save us money. She said there was a statu tor y requirement for jail inspec tions, though no enforcement of that requirement is in statute. She said an inspection would show where the county jail fell short of Model Jail Standards. It does not increase liabil i ty, Bryan said. We need to strive to meet Model Jail Stan d ards. You can not inspect your facility. When we incarcerate, we take over peoples lives. We need to ensure the inmates our safe and our employees have the right to be safe. The (MJS) are ... a minimum. She said the county needs to operate more scally efciently, and examining all phases of the budget is the way to ensure that efciency. She added that there were cost savings to be had; Yea ger disagreed, saying it might cost the county more to send male inmates to Bay County. It will cost more, Ham m ond said. The jail is bet t er today that it has ever run. It is not rational to have this discussion. Commissioners Carmen McLemore and Tan Smiley framed the discussion in terms of jobs; they each said they want to create jobs, not cut them. The board expressed sup port for current jail operations and Bryan said she would con tinue to perform research and would bring the issue back to the BOCC if necessary.Tipping feesResponding to comments from Port St. Joe ofcials re garding a county increase in tipping fees, Butler explained that when the county approved a half-cent sales tax in 2009 to be earmarked for landll costs, the cities of Port St. Joe and Wewa hitchka were given a choice. Accept the proceeds 21 percent to Port St. Joe; 12 per cent to Wewahitchka and pay tipping fees at Five Points or tur n the cities share over to the county and pay no tipping fees. The cities took the money. For Port St. Joe, that meant roughly $130,000 last year com pared to the citys $60,000 in costs to the landll. Therefore, Butler said, the city was actually assessing its citizens twice, not the county, on yard debris and garbage collection, through the half-cent sales tax and landll fees. The city had also made a prot on the deal. Yeager recommended and the board approved providing the same deal to the city, which had protested an increase in tipping fees which would not be borne by county residents, as had been offered previously.Americus ditchCitizen Bill Koran and Bryan renewed discussion and ques tioning about the Americus Ditch project, which cost $1.2 million, has been repaired more than 130 times in the past sev eral years and continues to be a problem. K oran faulted the way the project was bid and awarded, saying the contractor was not qualied and the county erred in having Preble Rish Engineers design and inspect the job. Bryan said the job should not have been awarded to a contrac tor that submitted an incom plete and unqualied bid. This is poster child for the wrong way to do business, Bry an said. It concerns me about how many other projects have been done this way and the ex posure for liability.Beacon Hill signBill Williams has notied the county he wished to have the sign at Beacon Hill, which for merly advertised the Beacon Living facility, be taken down and stored for sufcient time to allow him to nd a suitable location. The county will bring down the sign and store it at the Public Works yard. If Williams claims the sign, he must reimburse the county for the cost of razing it. If not, the county will sell the sign for scrap.FWC vehiclesAlso addressed was the rec ent l etter sent to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission requesting the agency to remove seven boats and trailers parked on county property. B utler said the issue was not recent, but had been raised in 2010, though at the time former Commissioner Bill Williams in t ervened and allowed the FWC to return the boats. Butler said the issue was layered, with the costs of water use by the FWC, use of a coun t y dumpster and the rutting of county land also in play. He said there had been ongo i ng dialogue, though when ques t ioned by Bryan the only written correspondence had been the letter from o ver three years ago. Bryan suggested, and Yeager agreed, to intervene with FWC ofcials, that the county should be working with state agencies and law enforcement. The FWC has questioned the timing of the most recent request, coming shortly after the agency launched an inves t igation into the possible illegal taking of two alligators, which involves several county-paid employees. FLOOD from page A1owing from the pond back into my yard, Price said. Since then, her backyard has ooded continually during the summer months, and as water levels continued to rise, it invad e d her car port and utility room. Four years later, the util i ty room is now covered in what Price believes to be black mold, and she reported the smell as horrendous. Her son Stan had to put her washer, dryer and two freezers up on blocks just to keep them out of the water. Fed up with the situation, Stan went before the Gulf Coun t y Board of Commissioners in September 2009 and asked f or drainage to be added to the area. He didnt seek an immediate an s wer, but rather a commitment to solve the problem. Former Commissioner Bill Williams motioned for a feasibil i ty study and cost estimate to be conducted. It passed 3-2, but no addi t ional records on the topic were available. In February 2010, the BOCC showed interest in putting together a stormwater commit t ee, and Williams requested Stan to be on it, though no additional information was available. The commissioners recom m ended the Price family invest in a pump while the studies could be completed, but having already paid for her dryer vent to be m oved up after water levels got too high, Price didnt want to incur the additional expense of a pump and the electricity to run it. Unsure what to do, Price reached out to District 3 Com m issioner Joanna Bryan to seek assistance. Unsuccessful in reaching Bry a n and frustrated, she reached out to District 1 Commissioner Carmen McLemore, who put her in touch with Jake Lewis at Pub l ic Works. When water levels got too high, Price called Lewis, who brought the citys pump to her residence. Jake has been very helpful through it all, Price said. This year, as the summer rains continued, Price asked L ewis to leave the pump on her property, and she puts on thigh-high rub b er boots to wade through the water and pump the yard in the morning and evening, a process that takes roughly 2-3 hours. I need help, Price said. The ooding happens consistently every time it rains. Price said she never had the problem before the WindMark holding pond was dug. She has spoken with attorneys in Talla h assee who have recommend e d she take action against the county. Price would prefer not to take legal action; she simply wants a drain installed to keep the water at bay. Something has got to b e ad d ressed out there, said County Commissioner Ward McDan i el, who also has visited Price. Those people cant continue with that. County Commissioner War r en Yeager agreed. We need to help them because it is a safety issue. Star News Editor Tim Croft contributed to this report. BOCC from page A1 DEPOSItTION cCLaARIfFIES aALLEGatATIONStar Staff ReportA deposition in a federal lawsuit led against the city of Port St. Joe, two police ofcers and a local businessman has claried one of the allegations in the suit. According to the deposition, Lynne Carr did not actually see a gun in her ex-husband Billy Carrs waistband during the day in question, contrary to allegations in the formal complaint. Lynne Carr acknowledged her husband had a concealed weapons permit and could have legally had the gun, but said she never saw the gun, but relied on statements of others.

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OPINION www.starfl.com ASectionThe idea of sick, salivating and zombie-like deer invading Florida sounds like the plot of a low-budget horror lm. But this could become reality if the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) does not adopt a rule to prevent it. To protect Floridas wild deer, the FWCs proposed rule aims to prevent chronic wasting disease, an incurable illness which infects deer, elk and other cervids. Similar to madcow disease, CWD attacks the animals brain and nervous systems. While Florida does not have a documented case of CWD, 22 states do, and that number continues to grow. The rule which the FWC will consider at its Sept. 6 meeting in Pensacola would prohibit people from bringing live deer into Florida. Although we dont have a shortage of deer in the state, some want to import deer and elk to stock their captive hunting ranches. These facilities concentrate animals in unnaturally high densities, which increases the opportunity for diseases like CWD to spread. On captive hunts, animals ranging from whitetail deer to exotic and endangered African antelope are enclosed by high fences ensuring that they cannot escape, and then shot for guaranteed trophies. CWD is a dangerous, highly infectious disease. Unlike a virus or infection that can be cured, CWD is caused by prions abnormal proteins transmitted through saliva, urine and other bodily uids. Once shed, these prions can live in the environment for years, which means the prions will remain active and can continue to infect new animals even after infected animals have been removed. Many ask why the deer cant just be tested before importing them, however currently there is no live test for this disease. Meaning, there is no way of knowing if live deer coming to our state are sick or healthy. Since CWD has a long incubation period, some deer do not show symptoms for several years. An animal can appear healthy, while still being infected with this fatal disease. Florida is one of the few remaining states that can avoid this disease because none of our bordering states have found CWD. All of them already prohibit live importation of cervids. Admitting an infected animal is the only way CWD will enter our state. A complete ban on importation is the only way to protect Florida from this devastating disease. It would be wise to act now to prevent a costly outbreak. We dont want to be like Wisconsin which learned the hard way just how high the price tag of a CWD outbreak can be. In fact, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources had to pay nearly half a million dollars to purchase land that was previously a privately-owned CWDpositive deer farm, just so they could ensure that their wild deer herd wasnt exposed to the CWD-contaminated soil. That was in addition to the whopping $45 million the agency spent from 2002 to 2011 responding to the disease. Floridians cannot afford the cost a CWD outbreak would bring to our state both the biological damage to our wild deer herds, and the devastating economic impact a disease of this magnitude would have. Approving the ban on live importation of cervids should be a no-brainer for the FWC. When there is the threat of a fatal disease that cannot be tested on live animals, preventing an in ux of potentially infected deer is the proper rst step to protect the state. The Humane Society of the United States urges the commissioners to pass this necessary rule at their upcoming meeting to protect Floridas wildlife. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission meets Sept. 5 & 6 at the Crowne Plaza Grand Pensacola Hotel, 200 East Gregory Street. The meetings begin at 8:30 a.m. The rule referred to in this article is on the agenda for Sept. 6. Fatal disease could threaten Floridas wildlifeUnborn Child Gets Jump On Me Daddy, were going to run in the 5 K race on St. George Island. How about running with us? I declined as politely as I could. Jess and his wife have taken up running. And they are pretty serious about it. I just run enough to be able to eat anything I want to. Comeon, dad, youve never entered a race. Youll like it. Everyone is so friendly Never entered a race! Is he kidding me? He should have been out there at the end of Stonewall Street in 1959 when me and Terry Kennon dug our toes into the gravel and raced from the mailbox down to the telephone pole where the Como Road turned toward Archie Moores house. He should have come out at recess when I was in elementary school. It was a race every day to keep Vicki Fields from chasing you down and laying the caught by a girl stigma on you. Jess had no way of knowing every time I sneaked a drink of Leons Coca-Cola and he caught me, the race was on! Bobby Brewer and I would race to the picture show for the Saturday matinee. We both wanted that front row, center seat to see Lash LaRue chase down the cattle rustlers. The winner of that race won the Bloody Eyes-Stiff Neck Award from looking straight up, without blinking, through a cartoon, the Movietone Newsreel, previews of coming attractions and the double feature. Shoot, the Stonewall Street gang would race home after school just because. Wed run against each other across the swimming pool parking lot for bragging rights. Me and Larry Ridinger would race to Pat Houstons Grocery when we got word the new baseball cards had arrived. Millicent Blackburn tried to beat me to the front of the lunchroom line every day in the seventh grade. Coach Scott honed our running skills in high school whether we wanted them enhanced or not! He ran us at football practice until my head began to swim, lights glimmered from distant places, visions of arid desert regions stretched before me and my heart was pounding Wipeout against my ribcage. Hed make us race somebody after calisthenics, before the tackling drills, after the last scrimmage and during study hall if he could catch Mrs. Ingram not looking. I raced two brothers to the bathroom for years! So Jess, I have my share of runoffs. Ive won a few and seen the back side of such luminaries as Joe Gooch, Martin Paschall and Bobby King as they sped by me. But that was yesterday.. Im just running now for fun. I try to stay out of everybodys way and ease along at a leisurely pace. And Ive certainly reached the age that Im not going to train for anything! Jessica called. KK, do you want me to enter you in the 5 K on St. George Island. Well, you now how special and sweet those daughterin-laws can be. I was thinking no and I meant no and I aimed to say nobut yes popped out! Folks, some real diabolical running people held this race at six pm, in August, in Florida! It was a hundred and ten in the shade! Except there werent no shade! It was hotter than blue blazes. Im thinking riding over they are going to call this whole thing off because aint nobody going to show up and run in this heat. Three hundred and seventeen people lined up beside me! There were eleven year old girls loosening up. A gentleman that had to be older than baseball hobbled in behind me. He had skinny legs, a GI haircut and T.R. tattooed on his arm. I gured him to be an army of cer that had plunged up San Juan Hill with Teddy Roosevelt. I like your shoes, the elderly lady beside me made polite conversation as the starter raised his hand. I instinctively looked down; she had on some kind of painted socks instead of shoes! What have I gotten myself into Somebody yelled, Go. I had to run..or get run over! I took off like Vicki Fields was right on my heels! My chest was pounding before I reached the half mile mark. Sweat was stinging my eyes. My knee hurt. By the second mile marker I was seeing desert sands stretching out before me. Lights were shinning from somewhere far off. The air was so hot and humid I absolutely could not breathe. My heart was beating so ferociously I couldnt hear my good sense yelling for me to stop! It became abundantly clear why they call this race The Sizzler! How long is a 5 K anyhow? I staggered to the nish, proud to still be on my feet. And I appreciated the cheering crowd as I crossed the line. I didnt see them mind you, I had passed out about a mile back! It was fun and a special treat to share with Jess and Jessica. They waited till after the race to share another special event with us. They are expecting! Wow! Right in the middle of the celebration something dawned on me Danged if I hadnt just got outrun by my son, my daughter-in-law, an eleven year old girl, a lieutenantcolonel from the Spanish American War, a grandmother wearing socks.and a child that hadnt even been born yet! Ive got to nd a new hobby. Respectfully,Kes There are so many wonderful places to see on the Florida Panhandle. At least once per year, I make it down to enjoy the beautiful beaches and all of the other things that have drawn folks here for as long as most of us can remember. Originally, this geographic area was a British colony, then a Spanish colony. During this colony business, West Florida included modern-day Florida west of the Apalachicola River as well as small chunks of what are now Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. As I stand in one of those stores that sell beach towels and in atable alligators, I think about things like this or at least I would rather think about things like this. There was this Spanish conquistador named Narvez who wandered around the Florida Panhandle back in the early 1500s looking gold and other neat stuff. He got discouraged after stumbling into an Indian village where the folks were dirt-poor and barely getting by. What was discouraging to the Spanish fellow in the fancy steel helmet was that these folks supposedly lived in the most prosperous village in the area. It would be similar to someone showing up in Detroit now and saying Is this all you have? Its not funny, its discouraging. What I was imagining was this fellow in the fancy steel helmet, most de nitely with a feather plume that once stood proud but probably now was a little wilted, walking into one of these beach stores with all of these treasures. He could have very well gotten so excited that it would have made his feather plume look happy again. In 1527 Narvez had received a royal commission to subdue and plunder Florida. Just think of all the nice things he could have taken home. In addition to the in atable alligators, sharks, killer whales and ducks, he could have taken home loads of orange, yellow and lime green T-shirts and hats. The Mexican jumping beans, sand crabs, shells imported from the Philippines and little bottles of sand art would have also been hits with the royalty and empire builders back home. Why do they need to import shells from the Philippines to sell in the Florida Panhandle beach stores? Im sure they would have been impressed that Narvez got a free sand crab with every cage he purchased. I do wonder if he would have gotten a mile or two offshore and decided that the sand crabs needed to be set free as I often have. The beer opener key chains could have been puzzling at rst, but Im sure they would have gured out something nifty to do with them. The refrigerator magnets could have been stuck to their helmets and other armor I suppose. I can just see Pn lo de Narvez showing up with an airbrushed T-shirt with an I Heart Maria artistically and tastefully painted on it and one in a plastic bag saying Pn lo Cranks My Tractor for his wife. All the Spanish conquistador fellows on the boat would be wearing cheap sunglasses and ipops carrying bamboo back scratchers that had a way of hitting all the right places under their armor. Unfortunately, it didnt work out that way. Narvez was a miserable failure. It is not certain where and the exact date that he died in 1528. If I were to assume, I would have to think that he got too far out in the Gulf of Mexico on one of those in atable alligators and his sword or lance pierced the plastic. It is important to note that it is plainly noted on all of those in atable things that they are Not to be used as a lifesaving device. In my opinion, none of them should be trusted outside of one of those blue plastic pools they sell outside of the Wal-Mart or K-Mart. My historical thoughts were interrupted inside of this beach store when I looked over to see my two teenagers holding and discussing what was obviously a coffee cup that looked like a female front body part/headlight. My daughter, who is 17, was holding this thing by the handle arguing with her 15 year-old brother. She said, No its not, its a shell. My son started laughing saying something to the effect of Look where the hole is. My daughter, who did incredibly well on the SAT and can have her pick of colleges turned a sunburned shade of red. She was not sunburned; the weather had been rather rainy, cloudy and yucky since we arrived. Then they both looked at me It was one of those priceless moments My son then made the observation that our candy store back home also carried the edible bathing suit looking things made out of the little rings of candy my Grandmama used to sell as candy necklaces in her ten cent store. Grandmama would not have been amused, Papa would have. I love the Florida Panhandle, memories are made here. Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com.Awkward moments and in atable alligators HUNKER DOWNKesley Colbert CRANKS MY TRACTORBN HeardUnborn Child Gets Jump On Me KATE MacFALLFlorida State Director The Humane Society of the United States 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 Page 4 Thursday, August 29, 2013In addition to the in atable alligators, sharks, killer whales and ducks, he could have taken home loads of orange, yellow and lime green T-shirts and hats. The Mexican jumping beans, sand crabs, shells imported from the Philippines and little bottles of sand art would have also been hits with the royalty and empire builders back home.

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LocalThe Star| A5Thursday, August 29, 2013 StayConnected!LikeusonFacebook &FollowusonTwitter /emeraldcoast.jobs@ECoastJobs THANKYOUformakingourcommunityhealthfairaSUCCESS!!WEEMSMEDICAL CENTEREAST110NE5thStreet,Carrabelle 850-697-2345211BigBend AirMethods Alzheimer'sProject,Inc. 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The Panam a City community is a four-sto ry, family-oriented apartment building that features high-efciency plumbing xtures and appliances, close proximity to public transit and drought-tolerant trees and shrubs, and Paces aims to bring these same efciencies to Port St. Joe. Ron Thomasson, President of Accrue Planning in Panama City, is a consultant for Paces and has a certication in land use, housing and economic development. We cant do anything without the communitys support, he said. There are benets other than affordable housing. Thomasson said the land in North Port St. Joe was chosen because it is close to the Commerce Park and can act as a gateway as new jobs are created with the opening of the port. Residents have the potential to walk to the industrial sites, and green technology will save costs on utilities, making more funds available to be spent locally. According to the foundations plan, the city would deed the land to Pace after all grants necessary to build were approved, a process that would take approximately one year. City attorney Tom Gibson said the project might face potential issues if the number of homes on the parcel climbed above 100 because of zoning restrictions. The parcel is currently zoned as R1, which allows for a maximum of ve units per acre. That is sufcient for phase one, Thomasson said. Rick Haymond, a development associate with Paces, showed off past projects completed in the Panhandle as well as Georgia, Tennessee, Texas and South Carolina. Each community includes a swimming pool, computer lab, tness center, picnic area, playground and outside grills. All properties are professionally managed by Royal American Hospitality out of Panama City. Contractors for projects are hired third-party vendors. The market is strong enough to make this project work, Haymond said. Projected rent levels for the units will start at $419 a month for two bedroom homes, $468 for three bedrooms and $508 for four. Rent will be calculated according to the occupants income and budget. Potential renters will also be required to undergo a credit and background check, though occupant decisions will not be made solely from the results. Mayor Mel Magidson was supportive of the idea but wanted some time to factor the latest city budget numbers to his decision. Its a great project, the mayor said. We need it. Though the project will cost the city $2,500 to get the paperwork and grant process started, Magidson asked city manager Jim Anderson to work with Gibson to ensure the paperwork didnt call for any additional outof-pocket costs. Once the contracts had been explored by the city, a vote could be held at future ofcial meeting. The Housing Credit program is governed by the U.S. Department of Treasury and awards each state an allocation based on the per capita amount of $1.75 times the state population plus the states share of the national pool annually. Since its inception in 1987, Florida Housings Credit program has allocated $201 million in credits toward the production of more than 53,000 affordable rental units across the state. The mission of the Pace Foundation, a not-for-prot, is to provide affordable housing to communities in need. The group is not underwritten by a large corporation and is not faith-based. The development fees they collect on each project are rolled over to the next project. Were here because we made a successful development fee somewhere else, du Mas said. Were a tool in your toolbox. Numbers presented showed Paces ability to nd grants and tax credits to build their properties and boasted $300 million in collected tax credits, $22 million in home loan funds and $5 million in Affordable Housing Program loan and grant funds since the group became incorporated in 1991. The foundation is also part of the Community Housing Development Organization, which requires a third of their board to be low-income residents from within their communities. The foundation is ready to break ground on a 92-unit senior housing community in Pensacola and a 26-unit community for the mentally ill in Covington, Ga. HOUSING from page A1By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star.com Citing the progress of the recent past and the potential for the future, the Apalachee Regional Planning Council recently unanimously passed a resolution supporting ongoing efforts to develop the Port of Port St. Joe. The ARPC planning area includes Gulf County. The council also urged, as the Board of County Commissioners has, for other counties in the region to get on board to support development of the port. (The planning council) encourages all the communities of the Apalachee Region to pledge their support and cooperation in these efforts, read the resolution signed by council chair John S. Jones Jr. and executive director Charles D. Blume. The resolution is part of region-wide effort to support the work of the St. Joe Company and Port of Port St. Joe ofcials in development of the port. The ARPC has long championed the Port of Port St. Joe as a fulcrum for economic development in a region that includes Gulf, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Calhoun, Liberty, Gadsden and Wakulla counties and the 28 municipalities in those counties. The Council seeks to continue its long history of support for the development of the Port of Port St. Joe through its partnerships with the St. Joe Company and other cooperatives of both public and private investment for the growth and promotion of the deepwater port as a gateway to international trade, the ARPC resolution begins. The resolution details the nancial, marketing and capital outlay infrastructure in place to promote and develop the port. The ARPC highlights St. Joes promotion and marketing of the port, and its strategic positioning in global exporting and importing markets, to national and international companies. St. Joe has engaged one of the top infrastructure investment teams in the hemisphere in the Bank of Montreal, which is marketing the across a variety of platforms in the private sector. The ARPC also highlights the infrastructure amenities, including bulkheads of 1,900 linear feet at the ship channel turning basin and 900 feet along the Gulf County Canal. The Port of Port St. Joe is also one of the closest and most accessible deepwater ports to the Panama Canal, the expansion of which will be completed in 2015. With 260 acres of property adjacent to the bulkheads and 5,000 surrounding acres for additional business development and expansion, the port is also poised for growth. Located 21 miles from the Apalachicola Regional Airport and 57 miles from the recently opened Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, and with direct access to the Intercoastal Waterway which serves as a navigable inland waterway of 1.050 miles from Carrabelle to Brownville, Texas, and provides access to the inland river system to locations such as Chicago, Pittsburgh, Memphis, Tulsa and other major U.S. cities the port is a true regional gateway. A gateway, the ARPC, enhanced by direct and immediate access to rail through the AN Railway, owned by St. Joe and operated by Genesse & Wyoming Inc., providing connection to the CSXT Class I mainline, as well as road access to U.S. I-10 and State 71. The Council recognizes the emergence of the Port of Port St. Joe through its partnership with the St. Joe Company as a primary catalyst to the future business and jobs growth of the Apalachee Region, the resolution reads, The Council recognizes the unique and abundant opportunities that will be created for this and future generations from the success that is accomplished in the development of the Port of Port St. Joe. The ARPC resolution comes at a time when the Port St. Joe Port Authority is crafting an outreach campaign to solicit support for port development from the public and private sectors. Regional planning council expresses support for portThe Council recognizes the emergence of the Port of Port St. Joe through its partnership with the St. Joe Company as a primary catalyst to the future business and jobs growth of the Apalachee Region. The Council recognizes the unique and abundant opportunities that will be created for this and future generations from the success that is accomplished in the development of the Port of Port St. Joe.Apalachee Regional Planning Council resolution Sp P Ec C Ia A L TO TT HE STar ARThe Panama Commons affordable housing community in Panama City was constructed by Paces and awarded a LEED Platinum status for energy efciency.Ron Thomasson, President of Accrue Planning in Panama City, said the land in North Port St. Joe was chosen because it is close to the Commerce Park and can act as a gateway as new jobs are created with the opening of the port. Residents have the potential to walk to the industrial sites, and green technology will save costs on utilities, making more funds available to be spent locally.

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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: WEEKLYALMANAC ST.JOSEPHBAY APALACHICOLABAY,WESTPASS TIDETABLESMONTHLYAVERAGESTondthetidesofthefollowingareas,subtracttheindicatedtimes fromthesegivenforAPALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW CatPoint Minus0:40 Minus1:17 EastPass Minus0:27 Minus0:27 Tondthetidesofthefollowingareas,subtracttheindicatedtimes fromthosegivenforCARRABELLE: HIGH LOW BaldPoint Minus9:16 Minus0:03 SponsortheWEEKLYALMANACCall Today!227-7847 Date HighLow%Precip Thu,Aug.2989 7610% Fri,Aug.3087 7610% Sat,Aug.3187 7640% Sun,Sept.186 7530% Mon,Sept.286 7530% Tues,Sept.385 7550% Wed,Sept.485 74 0% Special to The StarTALLAHASSEE Gov. Rick Scott and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced a saltwater license-free shing day for Sept. 1. On this day, Florida residents and visitors can experience Floridas saltwater shing opportunities rst-hand without being required to have a recreational saltwater shing license. The license-free shing day on Sept. 1 is a great way for families to enjoy Floridas incredible saltwater shing opportunities during the Labor Day holiday, Scott said. Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World, and this license-free weekend is a great opportunity to introduce friends and family who may have never experienced Florida saltwater shing to enjoy the Sunshine States bountiful waters and historic shing communities. The FWC will consider adding four additional license-free shing days to the calendar at the Sept. 5 meeting in Pensacola. If approved, there will be two more saltwater and two more freshwater licensefree shing days before the end of 2013. All other regulations still apply. An annual license for residents can be purchased at 1-888-FISH-Florida or at License.MyFWC. com. All shing license fees are used to support Florida sh and wildlife conservation and help attain additional funding for Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration projects. All bag limits, seasons and size restrictions apply on these dates. For shing tips, locations and rules, visit MyFWC. com/Fishing. SPONSORED BY Inshore OffshoreLast weekend was the 17th annual MBARA king sh tournament in Mexico Beach. This event has raised more than a million dollars in recent years and has contributed over 150 arti cial sites that are a staple in our local shery, both for diving and shing. Good king sh are still hanging around. St. Joe Bay is clearing up, but slowly still this week. Just when we thought the rain was over, we got ooded out again last weekend. Our local streams, lakes and rivers are at the cresting level and hopefully will start to recede soon, returning us to our sh. Scallopers are still hunting good sized shells in St. Joe Bay and with good results as well. The shallow waters near Presnells channels are holding plenty of shells, but pay close attention to nd them in this thick grass.Special to The Star Learn the skills to successfully cast your line into the sea by attending the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Womens Fishing Clinic in Panama City Beach on Sept. 7. Participants will not only take home a lifelong hobby, they will leave with a new appreciation for the marine environment. They will learn the basics of environmental stewardship, shing ethics, angling skills, safety and the vulnerability of Floridas marine ecosystems in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. CT at St. Andrews State Park, 4607 State Park Lane, in Panama City Beach. Advance registration is required, and the event is capped at 20 participants. Lessons include knot tying, cast netting, rod-andreel rigging, boating safety, how to be a responsible marine resource steward, marine sh and habitat identi cation, catch-andrelease techniques and more. If conditions allow, women will have the opportunity to practice their newly learned skills by shing from a pier. This event is a catch-and-release activity. All participants must have a valid recreational saltwater shing license unless exempt. Saltwater shing licenses can be purchased at your local tackle shop or online. Learn more by visiting MyFWC.com/License. Fishing equipment and bait will be provided during the clinic, but participants are encouraged to bring their own gear. To register or get more information, email Jennifer Saranzak at Jennifer. Saranzak@MyFWC.com, or call 352-543-9219, ext. 216. By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Saturday marked the 17th year for the Mexico Beach Arti cial Reef Associations King sh Tournament. The event registered 139 boats, of which 121 were recreational and 18 professional. This event is our biggest fundraiser, and we have raised over a million dollars used to build over 200 new arti cial reefs off of Port St. Joe, Mexico Beach and Panama City, Tournament Director Ron Childs said. We had boats from Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, Kentucky and Florida. Over 60 percent of our anglers came from outside Florida, with the majority coming from Georgia. These visitors do so much to support our local economy we all win. First place, and the $3,000 prize, went to the Bluewater Predators crew with a weigh-in of 43.95 pounds. The team included Mike Chavez, Jr., Jim Rentz, Phillip Cochran, Capt. Michael Lodge and Jack Hittinger. The $2,000 second place prize went to the crew of the Sea Ment with a weigh-in of 33.2 pounds. The team was made up of Andy Williams, Capt. Keith Carraway, Rod Prince and Rocky Greene. Third place and $1,000 was awarded to the crew of the Reel Natural. The team, which included D. L. Scoggins, Capt. Bill Connally and Bird McBride, weighed in with 32.1 pounds. In the professional King sh Division, Capt. Thomas Cardenas and the crew of the Sword-A-Crazy had a weigh-in of 48.5 pounds and took home a $1,440 prize. The crew also included Butch Cardenas, Marvin Glasgow, Ben Dover and Blake Campbell. In the Spanish division, Capt. Hayes Woodward and Dell Jordan of the Random Chance won $500 for their 4.9 pound catch. Robert Hutson, Jr., Bonita Thompson and Capt. Robert Hutson III of the Peggy Sue took home $1,000 for their Wahoo catch of 36.65 pounds. In total, 555 sh, 22 kings, 11 Spanish, and 3 wahoo were weighed, along with an amberjack weighing 64 pounds. The annual King sh Tournament helps MBARA raise money for arti cial reefs. Since 1997, MBARA has built more than 160 reefs worth more than $1 million. The annual tournament is their main source of funding, and those monies are often used as seed money for grants from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and private foundations. To view photos of the winners and of cial weigh-sheets, visit www.mbara.org. Page 6 Thursday, August 29, 2013Labor Day to offer license-free shing Clinic to teach women basics of shing TOP: The Sea Ment crew, made up Andy Williams, Keith Carraway, Rod Prince and Rocky Greene took home second place. ABOVE: The top wahoo was caught by Robert Hutson Jr., Bonita Thompson and Capt. Robert Hutson III of the Peggy Sue. The sh weighed in at 36.65 pounds, and the three took home $1,000. LEFT: Capt. Hayes Woodward and Dell Jordan of the Random Chance won $500 for their 4.9 pound Spanish mackerel.Georgia crew wins MBARA king sh tourneyCAROL COX PHOTOGRAPHYThe Bluewater Predator took home rst place in the 2013 MBARA King sh Tournament. Pictured are Miss King sh Taylor Gallagher, Mike Chavez Jr., Jim Rent, Phillip Cochran, Michael Lodge and Jack Hittinger.

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THECAMPAIGNFOROURCOMMUNITYSUNIVERSITYEndowmentforTomorrowsJobs AnyNumberCanDie ByFredCarmichaelSetinthe1920sinaremoteislandmansion,thiscomicthrillerhasalltheelementsofamurdermysteryandthelaughsofamelodrama.Fourmurderstake placeonaremoteCarolinaIsland.ismysterystoryhasitall-poweroutages, hootingowls,willsbeingreadatmidnight,hiddenpassages,andslidingpanels asthecharactersfranticallysearchforthemurdererbeforesomeoneelseiskilled. Castcallsfor7menand5womenages20-70,andadditionalcrewalsoneeded. Nopreparationorexperiencenecessary. PleasecontactdirectorMeganLambat927-4412formoreinformation,orifyou wouldliketoauditionbutcantmaketheauditiondates.Crewandbehind-thesceneshelpalsoneeded!AUDITIONSforourfallshowSeptember3&4,7:00PM AttheEastpointFirehouse,246thStreet,Eastpoint By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Understanding last Fridays Kickoff Classic in Franklin County is as simple as considering one statistic. Over the rst 14 minutes of the game, Wewahitchka ran just three offensive plays, the host Seahawks 20. The score was 21-0 Gators. Wewahitchka opened the 2013 campaign with what amounted to a gloried scrimmage as the Gators ran over Franklin County 54-0. I expected it to be a lot closer than it was, Wewahitchka coach Dennis Kizziah said. But well take it, and we came out of it healthy and everybody got to play, we got everybody on lm, and that is a positive. Franklin County is rebuilding everything: new coach, new system and a lot of new players. The Gators sprinted to the lead behind junior quarterback Rashard Ranie. Ranie had three carries in the opening quarter and converted them into touchdown runs of 80, 76 and 86 yards. What is that, about an 80-yard per carry average? Kizziah said with a chuckle. That would be pretty good to maintain this season, but I really dont think it will. We had to dial it back pretty quickly. We did not run up the score on them. We played our junior varsity and reserves from the second quarter on. The big plays werent entirely Ranies. Javar Hill, the tight end turned fullback, had 30 yards in just three carries and backup quarterback Hunter Hysmith dashed 50 yards for a score. Brett Sattereld had a 59-yard touchdown run. Ranie also hit all three of his passes. Even as the Gators tried to run out the clock on the games nal play, they couldnt help but score as Kaleb Shiver scampered 50 yards for a touchdown. We played hard, Kizziah said. We had a lot of mistakes like lining up in the wrong spot or shooting through the wrong gap on defense, but those are xable I also learned we get after it pretty good on defense. We swarmed to the ball pretty good all night. The Gators quickly dialed it back against Franklin County, but they will dial it up this week as the Classic is rendered to the rear view mirror as Port St. Joe comes calling at 8 p.m. ET Friday night at Gator Field. Thats over with, Kizziah said of the Kickoff Classic. It was a good scrimmage for us and we got to go after another team. They dont need any motivation for Port St. Joe, or at least I hope we dont. The county rivals again begin the regular season on opposite sidelines, a familiarity that resonates through the rivalry. We play each other every spring, and we play each other enough that we know each other pretty well, Kizziah said. It comes down to who will make the fewest mistakes and which team makes the plays, like it always does. We have a little bit of size, they have a little bit of speed. If we can neutralize their speed, that is key. I think it will be a whale of a ballgame.Star Staff ReportThe Lady Tiger Sharks played their season opener last Tuesday night at Rutherford. Both JV and varsity won their matches. The JV won their match with a score of 2-0 in sets. JV was led in serving by Georgia Lee, who went error free from the service line. As a team, the JV was 92 percent from the service line. Teiyahna Hutchinson had ve kills while Brooklyn Quinn had three, and Shaye McGuf n led the JV team in assists with six. The varsity ladies won their match with a score of 3-2. Senior Nicole Endres led the team in kills with nine while Callie Fleshren led with assists at nine. Defensively, Endres had two solo blocks and shared team blocks with Addison Rice. For a more detailed list of statistics, check us out at maxpreps.com. The home opener was Tuesday night versus West Gadsden. By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks received an early taste of what 2013 will be like during last Fridays Kickoff Classic in Blountstown. Facing two opponents, the host Tigers and Vernon, with a distinct size advantage in the trenches, the Tiger Sharks absorbed some lessons about survival as the regular season begins 8 p.m. ET Friday at county rival Wewahitchka. We dont think we played as well as we could, said Port St. Joe coach Chuck Gannon. We were kind of outmanned upfront. And while we thought some of the younger kids played better than we thought they could or gave them credit for, some of the older kids, our juniors and seniors though not all of them did not play as well as we thought they could. The Tiger Sharks faced the bigger, deeper Tigers in the opening half of play. Gannon said before the game that staying with Blountstown would signi cantly rest with the defenses ability to put up points. That was prophetic as Natrone Lee provided the lone Port St. Joe points when he returned a fumble for a touchdown and an early 7-all tie. Blountstown went on to dominate the 24 minutes, posting a 20-7 win. We had some good signs, but there are de nitely things we have got to work on, Gannon said. We had a couple of big plays, but we are going to have to be a team that picks up the ve, seven, three yard gains. We are going to have to move the chains and melt the clock to have success. What impressed Gannon were some younger players, primarily seventhand eighth-graders, who Gannon thought might be intimidated by the larger Tigers, but who played hard and tough. I thought some of our younger players played pretty hard, Gannon said. They responded to the challenge. We were just overmatched. But on the other hand, I am very disappointed that some of our older players did not respond to the challenge and did not play well. The defense, in general, played well, Gannon said, but the offense, led by quarterbacks Drew Lacour (4 for 7 for 66 yards with two interceptions) and Dwayne Griggs (who nished with 27 rushing yards on seven carries), failed to maintain consistency. I thought Griggs played hard; he showed toughness we didnt know he had, Gannon said. That was a positive. The offense nally responded during the second half as the Tiger Sharks faced Vernon. The Yellow Jackets employed a Veer on offense, a scheme Gannon said Port St. Joe did not work on defending much in practice, and also came out fresh after Port St. Joe had battled Blountstown. After Vernon scored the rst touchdown, the Tiger Shark attack awoke. We were worn down a little bit and they were fresh, but after they scored, we responded with a nice long drive, Gannon said. Lacour nished the drive by scoring on a quarterback sneak. The Tiger Sharks did not score again while Vernon added a second touchdown for a 14-7 decision. For the night, Carter Thacker has two receptions for 28 yards and Aaron Paul had a 36-yard reception. Jak Riley had 12 rushing yards on one carry, Lee carried seven times for 10 yards and Jasmin Thomas had 12 yards on four carries. The Tiger Sharks nished with 66 yards passing and 64 yards rushing. Port St. Joe had one penalty for ve yards. Port St. Joe enters the rst week of the regular season in relatively good health, Gannon said. Jacobie Jones, who tweaked a knee two weeks ago in practice, was held out of the Kickoff Classic but should be ready Friday. We know Wewa is big, they have the (Rashard) Ranie kid and their big back (Javar Hill) and they are going to try and stuff it down our throats, Gannon said. We have to be ready for the challenge.PSJ volleyball season underway WES LOCHER | The StarRashard Ranie had 240 yards and three touchdowns on just three carries.Gators rip Franklin County 54-0Thursday, August 29, 2013 Page 7 TIM CROFT | The StarPort St. Joe travels to face county rival Wewahitchka in the regular-season opener for both teams. Kickoff is 8 p.m. ET Friday at Gator Field. Size matters for Tiger Sharks in Classic

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LocalA8 | The Star Thursday, August 29, 2013 *BOARDCERTIFIEDCIVILTRIALLAWYER OFCOUNSEL 9454HWY98BEACONHILLATTHE MEXICOBEACHCITYLIMITS8506478310 THE T A HILLONC BEA89 HWY4549 GREATSELECTIONOFALLYOURFAVORITEBEER,WINE&SPIRITS RANDY&ARTSOUTHERNSUNDAYKONKRETESOUL -INTHECROWSNESTKARAOKE RANDYSTARK UPCOMINGEVENTSJOININONTHELABORDAYFUN!!ONTHEPOOPDECK DailyLunch &Dinner Specials OPEN7Days11:00AM-10:00PMET7008Hwy.98 St.JoeBeach,FL 32456 (850)647-6167 full-time residents living in Port St. Joe. In some cases, that means 1,600 people who have never seen the water before, Vacco said. The joint chiefs see their role in accident prevention as being just as important as responding to an accident scene. We try to be there for the people who are on vacation, Larsen said. Their friends are all back at home, and in the event of emergency, we can be their support group. Lots of tourists return to the area year after year, and Vacco and Larsen do their best to build relationships with the visitors, even if its only for a few short days during the summer. Additionally, members of the re department are heavily involved with community efforts that include food banks, Toys for Tots, creating and distributing Easter baskets, turtle patrol, Halloween events and numerous fundraisers with the Coastal Community Association and Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf. The departments biggest fundraiser, the annual Memorial Day Butt Roast, is a time of food and fun that allows the department to raise funds to put back into the community. Auxiliary members also work the event each year to help make it a success. In reghting, any day without res is a good day, and the department uses any free time to escort turtles and gators across the road, watch for rip tides and answer visitors questions. They soon will launch a ag system on the Capes beaches to alert guests to current water conditions. Volunteers are regularly invited to visit area schools to discuss re prevention and show students the ever-popular re trucks. We go from one extreme to the other, Vacco said. Were part of the community, and the community is our No. 1 priority. The chiefs keep an open-door policy at the stations and invite tourists and residents to visit if they need directions, emergency assistance or have simply lost a pet in the area, as dogs tend to make the station a temporary home while their owners are located. Even though all members of the re department are volunteers, its not uncommon for Larsen and Vacco to spend 50-60 hours a week at the station. Trucks must be maintained and washed regularly to prevent sand and salt from corroding their eet and reghting gear is checked regularly to ensure everything is in working order at a moments notice. Larsen handles all administrative duties as well which include the daunting task of ordering proper supplies. The department shares a budget with the rest of the stations in the county, all of which are volunteer-driven, and because of limited funds, smart shopping becomes necessity. It takes Larsen time to nd the best price on needed supplies, but in the end, shes able to save hundreds of dollars on their gear. Vacco said to train a new reghter, theyre looking at roughly $3,000, and once the crewmember is trained across all response disciplines, they will have spent almost $10,000 on training classes and equipment for each reghter. The South Gulf Coast Fire Department relies on equipment donations from other departments along with donations from the private sector. If a paid re department came in and looked at our equipment and saw what we had, theyd say Wow! Vacco said. And were operating on roughly the cost of a new car. Spending 60 hours per week ghting res, organizing and operating fundraisers and handling all of the paperwork is no easy feat, though Larsen revealed the departments secret to success. We have fun, she said. Its a big family, and I think thats pretty awesome. Larsen rst met that family while vacationing to the area from Gainesville. During one of her many trips, her son John was bitten by a shark while swimming off the Cape, and members of the department were the rst responders. She said her son received amazing treatment, and they were treated like family. Once they moved to Gulf County full time, her son was the rst to join the department as a volunteer. In addition to her son, Larsens husband and daughter are also members. Its unlike any place Ive ever lived, Larsen said. Its an unbelievable community to live in. Vacco and his wife had visited the area numerous times over the course of seven years. His wife had always wanted to live on the beach and after making great friends with some families on the Cape, they made the jump to full time residents. He joined the department when he saw how involved the volunteers were with the community. They were much more than just here to put out res, he said. Seeing Larsen and Vacco interact is similar to watching a brother and sister pick on one another, but you know that deep down, theres nothing but respect between them. The departments fun and lighthearted attitude led the members to shoot a notorious photo calendar as a fundraiser last year. To prove they took ghting res innitely more seriously than they did themselves, the calendar features volunteer members scantily clad, using perfectly-placed equipment to cover up their well, you get the idea. That same sense of humor got them noticed over the summer by a producer from New York City who was interested in lming the department and pitching it to television networks as a reality television show. The producer had planned to spend a day with the joint chiefs and their crew but had so much fun he stayed for a week and lmed a sizzle reel that he would pitch to several TV stations. Its too soon to know whether or not the show will make television history, but it wont keep the department from serving the community as they always have. People are calling you on their worst day, Larsen said. Theyre thankful for your help, and I cant think of anything more rewarding. If you dont like what youre doing, it shows, Vacco said. Were all volunteers. You either like it, or you dont have to work here. The department is always on the hunt for new blood and has members as young as 20 all the way up to those in their 70s. Anyone interested in joining can call or visit the station, but Vacco warned that despite the fun factor, ghting res isnt a walk in the park. You cant just come in and jump into a re, he said. Theres training and its hard. Members are assigned pagers, and in the event of emergency, the Gulf County Sheriffs Department sends out a call. Volunteers use their own transportation and show up if theyre available or are in the area. Weve never not had someone show up to an emergency, Larsen said. I cant remember ever being short-handed. The chiefs applauded their fellow volunteer reghters for their commitment to the role. Because the department is a not-for-prot organization, members have to pay their own expenses, and they never know just what theyll see when they arrive on scene as a rst responder. Our primary goal is reghter safety, Larsen said. During a re, the job is to get people out of the house. Everything else can be replaced. The dedication is beyond what people could understand, Vacco said. This year, the department has had 120 calls and expects to have close to 180 by the end of the year. Of those calls, 1-2 will be structure res, 10-12 will be wildres and the rest will be assisting Emergency Medical Services as rst responders for beach and bay rescues. For more information, the station can be reached at 227-7338.We go from one extreme to the other. Were part of the community, and the community is our No. 1 priority.Nick Vacco, joint chiefIts unlike any place Ive ever lived. Its an unbelievable community to live in.Melissa Larsen, joint chief PHOTOS SpSP ECIAl L TO THE STARLEFT: The aerial pumper is the standard for dousing ames. ABOVE: The brush truck has hoses on the sides and front in order to put out ames as it rolls closer to the source. COMMUNITY from page A1

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1) Whats a Japanese paper or silk wallhanging with a roller at the bottom? Kakemono, Kabuto, Koseki, Kodomo 2) NASA says it takes most of us how many days to recover from jet lag after crossing ve time zones? 2, 3, 4, 5 3) Of these which is not one of the three Van Pelt kids in Peanuts? Lucy, Linus, Franklin, Rerun 4) What role did Janet Jackson play on older TVs Good Times? Penny, Buffy, Thelma, Willona 5) Which sauce is also known as plum? Duck, Lobster, Alfredo, Hollandaise 6) What are artists who record for the same label? Chummers, Labelmates, Dubbers, Bedmates 7) Whose theme song included, Darling, I love you, but give me Park Avenue? Hart to Hart, Green Acres, McCloud, Jeffersons 8) What generation are you in if youre caring for parents and supporting kids? Jet Age, Quicksand, Garden Party, Sandwich 9) Which Soviet republic was rst to declare independence from Moscow in 1991? Armenia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine 10) In 1999 what was the rst computer worm to travel by email? Melvin, Melinda, Marvin, Melissa 11) The Mason-Dixon Line forms the border between? NC & VA, MD & VA, WV & PA, MD & PA 12) What is a super cial good looking man? Lume, Tremper, Himbo, Sardo 13) Alopecia is the medical condition for? Gout, Baldness, Athletes foot, Headache 14) What was the name of Roy Rogers dog? Silver, Bullet, Shemp, Daisy ANSWERS: 1) Kakemono 2) 5 3) Franklin 4) Penny 5) Duck 6) Labelmates 7) Green Acres 8) Sandwich 9) Lithuania 10) Melissa 11) MD & PA 12) Himbo 13) Baldness 14) Bullet COMMUNITY www.starfl.comThursday, August 29, 2013 BPage 1SectionTrivia FunWilson CaseyWC@Trivia Guy.com By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Sandi Christy spent last weeks DAWGS in Prison graduation detailing the perfect dog. That perfect dog, Christy concluded, is strictly in the eye of the owner. Christy, co-director of the Developing Adoptable Dogs with Good Sociability (DAWGS) in Prison program at the Gulf Forestry Camp considered the perfect dog while interviewing New Jersey newlyweds interested in adopting a dog. In addition to her work with DAWGS, Christy volunteers to place dogs at the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society through several rescue groups. One of those missions led her to the couple from New Jersey. While describing the prospective dog for the couple, the husband interrupted. He said, We dont expect a perfect dog, we just want a nice dog who will be part of our family, Christy said. I thought that was wonderful and then, what is the perfect dog? Ten people, Christy said, would In search of the perfect dogBy WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The annual Mexico Beach Arti cial Reef Association King sh Tournament took place last weekend and to kick off the event, a Captains Party was held on Friday night at the Veterans Memorial Park in Beacon Hill. In addition to gathering locals together for some pre-tournament food and drink, Mexico Beach Marina owners Nate Odom and Bill Mulligan dedicated an arti cial reef to U.S. Representative Steve Southerland and his family. Southerland represents Floridas District 2 and has been an active advocate for local shermen. Each year, the Mexico Beach Marina dedicates a reef to someone in the shing community. Steven Southerland has done a tremendous job for our district, said Odom. Hes done a lot for local shermen and were dedicating this reef to his family. Southerland accepted the dedication to thunderous applause and thanked Odom and Mulligan for the privilege to name the reef after his family. I could not ask for better support, said Southerland. Im part of a family that shes and I will continue to ght for all seafood After accepting the award, Southerland told the crowd that he hoped his familys reef produced a lot of good days for area shermen. Since 2011 Southerland has served on House committees for natural resources and transportation and infrastructure. He currently serves on subcommittee for sheries, wildlife, oceans, and insular affairs along with Coast Guard and maritime transportation. Money raised from the King sh Tournament goes toward funding various MBARA reef building and research projects. WES LOCHER | The StarMexico Beach Marina owners Bill Mulligan (left) and Nate Odom (right) dedicated an arti cial reef to Congressman Steve Southerland and his family for his longtime support of local shermen. WES LOCHER | The StarMiss King sh 2013, Taylor Gallagher of Pensacola, awarded raf e prizes and took photos with her fans. Rep. Southerland honored with memorial reef DAWGS in Prison reaches 300 saved SPECIAL TO THE STARThe 28th graduating class from the DAWGS in Prison program at the Gulf Forestry Camp. The program has now saved 300 shelter dogs and provided life/work skills to more than 320 inmates.See DAWGS B6By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Six years ago Randall Tharp took the bait. An accomplished angler in local tournaments in Alabama, Tharp decided to divest himself of a successful construction business to follow the sirens song of the professional shing circuit. He was, pardon the pun, hooked. Line. And. Sinker. And today Tharp is reveling in the glow of a major championship, the winner two weeks ago over 150 other pros of the Forrest Wood Cup at the Red River (LA) presented by WalMart, the World Championship of the FLW Series. In winning a title that escaped him in 2012, Tharp cashed a winners check of $500,000, boosting his career winnings over $1.4 million. Tharp is 12th in points among 172 FLW competitors for Angler of the Year and a year-end nancial bonus. Also sponsored by a heavyweight array EverStart Batteries, Ranger Boats, Chevy Trucks, Evinrude, Power-Pole, Lowrance, GAMMA, Halo Fishing, 4X4 Jigs and Bass Boat Technologies among others the St. Joe Beach resident lives with proof that his plunge paid off. He has done so on his own, fashioning his career a step at a time without the backing of a huge corporate sponsor. It certainly validates your career, Tharp said of the Forrest Wood Cup title. I would compare it to golf. A lot of professional golfers dont win a major. I won a major in our sport and I dont think it will be my last. I had nished well last year and had shed Red River in the spring and nished fourth. I feel like in the big tournaments like that I rise to the occasion. I had a feeling when I left here for the tournament that I was going to have an opportunity. Tharp, known for his acumen in shallow-water shing, started strong with a stout bounty of over 12 pounds on the rst day of the four-day tournament. He maintained his position near the top of the leaderboard over the next two days, snagging roughly 10 pounds per day, and then clinched the tournament with his heaviest catch of bass on the nal day, over 14 pounds. After three days this calm came over me, Tharp said. There were all the boats around, the cameras and people, and I was just 100 percent focused on what I was doing. The other competitors and what they are doing can in uence what you do dramatically. Thats when strategy comes in and you have to make decisions. You win tournaments by making great decisions. Those decisions, Tharp said, focus on the many variables in play when to sh, where to sh, getting a feel for what is going on with the sh and your competitors. For example, Tharp attributed his blazing nal day to his observation that sh were biting big in the afternoon, when the temperatures had PHOTOS COURTESY OF WWW.RANDYTHARP.COMAbove: Randall Tharps af nity for shing in shallow water, what he calls powershing, was instrumental in winning $500,000 and the Forrest Wood Cup title two weeks ago. Left: Randall Tharp and his wife Sara have come to love St. Joe Beach and their life on the shing circuit.Local man shes to world title six years after turning proA plunge pays off See THARP B6

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B2 | The Star Thursday, August 29, 2013 OurlocalrealestateexpertshaveidentiedwhattheyfeelarethebestvaluesaroundandareoeringthemtoyouinRealEstatePicks! (Inthissection),DiscoverthebestrealestatevaluesinMexicoBeach,PortSt.Joe,Apalachicola,CapeSanBlas, St.GeorgeIsland,Carrabelleandsurroundingareas. RealEstatePicks BestValuesonthe ForgottenCoast SELLYOURLISTINGSHERE! (850)227-1290 (850)227-7847SOLD Cooperisa2year,29lbBeagle.Cooperwalkswellonaleashandwillsitwithatreat.He isverysmartandwouldmakeaterrificnewadditiontoyourfamily!Ifyouareunable toadoptatthistime,perhapsyoucouldfosterormakeaDonation.Allpetsadopted fromSJBHSwillbecurrentonvaccinationsandspayed/neutered.Pleasedonot hesitatetoemailtownsend.hsdirector@ gmail.comoradoptbaystjoe@gmail.com orcalltheSt.JosephBayHumaneSociety at850-227-1103andaskforMelodyor Debbie!Applicationsareavailableat www.sjbhumanesociety.org.Werequire allpotentialadopterstocompletean applicationform.Adoptionfeesinclude ourcostofspay/neuterandcurrent vaccinations.Ourhoursfortheshelterare Tuesday-Saturdayfrom10am-4pm!Faith'sThriftHutisalwaysinneedofdonations also,andalltheproceedsgodirectlytosupporttheanimalsinourcare!Thehoursfor thestoreareThursday-Saturdayfrom10am-3pm.Volunteersarealwayswelcomeat bothourstoreandourshelter!Ourstoreandshelterlocationis1007TenthStreetinPort St.Joe!Hopetoseeyoualltheresoon!www.sjbhumanesociety.orgIfyouaremissingapetorwanttoadoptanewpet,pleasecheckwithyourlocalHumaneSocietyorShelter. FollowusonFacebook:St.JosephBayHumaneSociety 4514866SponsorthePetoftheWeek!forONLY$15perweek $60permonth CallToday WayneKight227.1290orKariFortune227.7847 Star Staff ReportThe honor of your presence is requested at the renewal of wedding vows of Deacon and Mrs. Raye Bailey, Sr. at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, Aug. 31. The ceremony will be held at the New Bethel Baptist Missionary Baptist Church at 208 N. Park Avenue in Port St. Joe. Reception will immediately follow at the Senior Citizen Center across from the Gulf County Jail. Jim and Wilma Brewer, married August 29, 1947 in Atlanta, Ga., celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. Wilma Langley, from West GA met Jim when he got out of the Navy. He then practiced pharmacy from 1950-2002. They had three children, Ann (deceased) Jane and Reese III. They also have ve granddaughters and one great-grandchild. AnniversaryStar Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Garden Club will begin its 65th season at noon ET Thursday, Sept. 12, with a potluck luncheon and program. Anyone interested in becoming a member of this vivacious club should contact a member or leave a message on the Port St Joe Garden Club Facebook page. The Garden Club meets in their garden center on Eighth Street, a building on both state and national historical site registries. Star Staff ReportBillie Cronan donated 10 inches of hair to Locks of Love. Cronans hair was cut by Kandi Rollins of Kandis Country Kuts in Howard Creek who then mailed the donation to the organization. Locks of Love is a nonpro t organization that provides hairpieces to nancially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada who suffer from long-term medical hair loss from various illnesses. The organization uses donated hair to create the high quality hair prosthetics. Most children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair because of the medical condition alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. The prostheses made restore a childs self-esteem and con dence.Special to The StarOn Sept. 12, Tommy Pitts will be attending the Rotary Club meeting at noon to discuss some of the plans and opportunities for the Port of Port St Joe. The public is invited to attend. If you would like to attend, call 227-7900 to reserve a place for lunch. Cost is $11 and includes tax and tip. The PSJ Rotary Club meets at noon on Thursday at Sunset Coastal Grill. If you have an interest in some of the service projects or becoming involved with the Rotary Club of Port St Joe, contact Patti Blaylock at 850227-7900 or Fr. Tommy Dwyer at 850-227-1845. Happy Birthdasy to our beautiful baby girl, Shylah Marlo Thomas. Mommy, daddy and big sisters love you very much.Jim and Wilma Brewer celebrate 66 years Birthday Look whos turning 2SHYLAH MARLO THOMAS SPECIAL TO THE STARBillie Cronan donated 10 inches of hair to Locks of Love.Local gives to Locks of LoveWheeling around with RotaryBaileys to renew vows Port St. Joe Garden Club news THE PORT ST. JOE STAR Like us on Society

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The Star| B3Thursday, August 29, 2013 WorkingTogether... ToBuildTheFuture NEXTMEETING7:00PMSEPT.18,2013CAPITALCITYBANK HaveaGreat "LABORDAYWEEKEND" TraditionalEndofSummerandBacktoWork WeAreAlreadyHardAtIt! ANNOUNCINGOURNEWMEDIAPROGRAM SEEOURWEBSITE www.gulfcountyrepublicans.com LIKEUSONFACEBOOK www.facebook.com/gulfcountygop CONTACTUSAT gulfcountyrepublicans@gmail.com Pleasetrackus,joinus,andsendusyourthoughts. Alsocomingsoon THEPACHYDERM Whatisit? Watchforit , Special to The StarLewis receives masters degree from Valdosta StateKayleigh Danielle Lewis recently graduated from Valdosta State University with a Master of Education in communication disorders. The Port St. Joe resident is one of more than 400 students recognized for meeting the qualications for graduation during Summer 2013 Commencement. Valdosta State University is a premier comprehensive university, characterized by outstanding instruction, a wide range of student life opportunities and a close connection to the community. Established in 1906, the institutions mission is to prepare students to meet global opportunities and challenges through excellence in teaching and learning; to expand the boundaries of current knowledge, and explore the practical applications of that knowledge, through excellence in scholarship and creative endeavors; and to promote the economic, cultural, and educational progress of the community and region, through excellence in service outreach. VSU seeks to accomplish this mission in a dynamic, student-centered learning environment marked by a respect for diverse abilities by all members of the university community. Special to The StarFaith Christian School K4 students read! FCS students learn to read with an introduction to phonics. Developing a strong foundation with the FCS curriculum creates a bridge that helps students obtain a better understanding of written language. Phonics can help students break down words with certain sounds, and children who can sound out a word have an enormous advantage when reading. This skill branches into all academics and gives students the tools to succeed. Every child deserves the opportunity to become a good reader. Open enrollment for new students has begun for the 2013-2014 school year. Class sizes are limited, so early registration is recommended. Call 229-6707 or visit www. FaithChristianPSJ.net for more information.GCSC joins initiative to improve access, affordability for veterans, familiesPANAMA CITY On Aug. 12, Gulf Coast State College signed on to the 8 Keys to Facilitating Veterans Success on Campus, a national initiative to promote veteranfriendly policies at colleges and universities. The college will participate in the initiative to better help veterans, active-duty service members and their families achieve educational and training goals. GCSC, alongside the 28 Florida College System institutions, joined more than 250 colleges and universities from across the nation to support the critical elements as endorsed by the U.S. Departments of Education, Veterans Affairs and Defense. Im excited to see this commitment toward our veteran students from the national, state & local level, said Pam Hiller, military/ veteran liaison. These students have gone above and beyond in their service to our country and these Eight Keys to Success are one way we can repay them for all their sacrice. The program assists our veterans, military service members and their families in breaking barriers that may otherwise overwhelm them as students, said Melissa Lavender, vice president of student affairs. Pam Hiller has been a tremendous addition to our campus in building the infrastructure to respond to the needs of veterans and military service personnel. Our college has always been military-friendly, but after Pam joined us last year, we have redoubled our efforts to serve the needs of our military students. 8 KEys YS t T O SUcc CC Ess SS1. Create a culture of trust and connectedness across the campus community to promote well-being and success for veterans. 2. Ensure consistent and sustained support from campus leadership. 3. Implement an earlyalert system to ensure all veterans receive academic, career and nancial advice before challenges become overwhelming. 4. Coordinate and centralize campus efforts for all veterans, together with the creation of a designated space (even if limited in size). 5. Collaborate with local communities and organizations, including government agencies, to align and coordinate various services for veterans. 6. Utilize a uniform set of data tools to collect and track information on veterans, including demographics, retention and degree completion. 7. Provide comprehensive professional development for faculty and staff on issues and challenges unique to veterans. 8 Develop systems that ensure sustainability of effective practices for veterans. We fully support the keys to success, said Dr. Jim Kerley, GCSC president. Gulf Coast is 100 percent committed to serving and helping veterans on their road to success. Our College is ranked as one of the top military-friendly institutions because we are passionate about our service to the military community. They have sacriced so much for us, and now it is time we give back and help them. Special to The StarHappy New Year to all students, staff and supporters of Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School. Our school year is off to a great start thanks to the outstanding efforts of all hands. Thanks to all who made these rst two weeks the best.Tiger Shark Football Football season is back, and our Tiger Sharks will be opening their regular season on the road against cross-county rival the Wewa Gators. The Clash of the County Classic will be at 8 p.m. ET Friday, Aug. 30 at Gator Field. Support the tradition and come cheer on the Tiger Sharks. We open at home against Bay High at 7:30 p.m. ET Sept. 6. Go Sharks. Port St Joe Homecoming Plans are being made for this years homecoming festivities. Homecoming falls on Oct. 4 with the football team pitted against neighboring Franklin County. Festivities kick off with the traditional parade through downtown. Any group or business interested in participating in the parade can contact LCDR Jarosz at mjarosz@gulf.k12..us. Please be ready to provide the following information: group or business name, type of participation (oat, walking, golf cart, etc.), number of participants. Information on start time and positions will be sent at a later date. If any classes are celebrating anniversaries, we would love to have you as part of our celebration.MEEDS program gains experience and exposure Students from the PSJ MEDS program toured the Pensacola State College Medical Simulation Lab, where they took part in skill building simulations that included drawing blood, delivering a baby, performing an EKG and transporting patients. It was a wonderful learning experience. They also toured Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, gaining rst-hand experience of the inner workings of a large hospital.Senior newsSeniors, fees of $77 are due to Coach Taylor in September and cover cap and gown, dues and senior T-shirt. Go Class of 2014! GCSC commits to supporting veterans The Lions Tale Education BRiIEfF School News

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FAITHPage B4This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.comSpecial to The StarHighland View Baptist HomecomingThe Highland View Baptist Church will have its 33rd annual Homecoming at 10:30 a.m. ET Sept. 8. The church will be celebrating 62 years of ministry. All are welcome. Former interim pastor Brother Charles Scott will be the guest speaker, and there will be several musical presentations. There will be a covered dish lunch in the Church Fellowship Hall after the service. The church is at 310 Ling St. in Highland View.Lifetree to discuss homeless children The impact of homelessness on children will be explored at Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CT Monday, Sept. 2. An estimated 1 in 50 children is homeless. Approximately 40 percent of those children are 5 years old or younger. We see children who have lived in a car or outside, or who have spent time living from shelter to shelter, or hotel to hotel, said Jennifer Herrera, executive director of Colfax Community Network, a homeless outreach agency. Questions may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint. net. 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 Hesaid...,Haveyereceived theHolyGhostsinceye believed?ACTS19:2FaithTabernacle 2540FairlandAve. PanamaCity,FL Ph:(850)785-8679 PastorHoraceSlayWhatis salvation?Visitlinktohearmessagesabout"HolyGhost." http://branham.org/messageaudio/00-holy 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 Thursday, August 29, 2013William Bill Preston Allyn, 58, of Port St. Joe went to be with the Lord early Tuesday morning, Aug. 20, 2013. Bill was born and raised in Palatka, Fla., to William and Mary Allyn. He was a member of Faith Bible Church of Port St Joe, Fla. Bill completed a degree in electronics and began his career with the St. Joseph Telephone and Telegraph Company in 1980. Bill continued his career by answering a call to serve his country in 1987 by joining the United States Coast Guard Reserves. He retired in 2008 as a chief petty of cer. He received several awards during his career, including: Coast Guard Commendation Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, a National Defense Service Medal and multiple Coast Guard Commendation Awards. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Mary Ellen (Davis) Allyn; his daughter, Crystal Ayers (husband, Mark Ayers) of Virginia Beach, Va.; and his son, William Preston Allyn III (wife, Kristen Allyn) of Panama City, Fla. He also had three grandsons, William Peyton Allyn, Colton Brown Allyn and Mason Daniel Ayers; a sister, Norma Jean Tyler (husband, Buddy Tyler); and brother, Richard Lee Allyn, of Palatka, Fla. He was preceded in death by his mother and father. A memorial service was held at Faith Bible Church on Aug. 24, 2013, at 11 a.m. ET. A burial at sea by the United States Coast Guard will follow at a later date. In lieu of owers, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to Faith Bible Church. William Bill Preston AllynMr. Eddie Joe Moses, Sr., was born Aug. 15, 1951, in Port St. Joe to Jim and Martha Gray Moses. He made his grand entrance into Heaven on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at the age of 62. Mr. Eddie Joe was a lifelong resident of Apalachicola. He graduated from Chapman High School and later joined the Florida National Guards, where he served our great nation for 13 years. Mr. Eddie Joe was later employed with the Apalachicola Northern Railroad and most recently our local Ace Hardware Store, where he could be found assisting and greeting guest with humor and a smile. His hobbies included hunting, shing and wood working. He is survived by his wife of 40 years: Wanda Hardee Moses of Apalachicola; two daughters: Candi Moses Rosamond and husband, Chad, and Joellen Paige Moses and Ronnie Joseph; one son: Eddie Joe Moses, Jr. and wife, Traci; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and three sisters-inlaws Sandra Moses, Oleta Moses and Glenda Newell; and a host of other loving relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Martha Gray Moses; and three brothers Jimmy Moses, Lovett Moses and Lonnie Moses. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Susan Hardin and the staff of Weems Memorial, the staff of Bay Medical Center, Dr. Nancy Chorba and the staff of Big Bend Hospice. The funeral service was at 11 a.m. ET Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at the Living Waters Assembly of God Church, conducted by the Rev. Scotty Lolley. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery. He lay in state at the church from 7-8 p.m. Friday evening, and for an hour Saturday prior to the service. All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home. Eddie Joe Moses, Sr.Special to The StarOn Monday, Aug. 19, St. Peters Anglican Church of Port St. Joe had a groundbreaking ceremony for a permanent home on Garrison Avenue. A 4,900-square-foot facility will be built on the site to include a sanctuary, of ce and fellowship hall. St. Peters Church rst met for services on Nov. 1, 2006, at the United Pentecostal Church on Sixth Street. The church purchased a 9.1-acre tract of land on Garrison Avenue from Long Avenue Baptist Church in 2009. St. Peters Church currently meets at the Stiles Brown Senior Citizens Center with Fr. Lou Little as the Priest-in-Charge. The builder is Tim Tucker of Rock Solid Design & Construction Inc. of Crawfordville. It will be an ICF block structure with construction taking approximately eight months to complete. Financing was made possible through Capital City Bank and bank President Amy Geiger. After a short ground breaking service at 11:15 a.m., everyone adjourned to the Sunset Coastal Grill for lunch. In attendance were current and former members of the church, Tim Tucker, builder and staff, Amy Geiger and Kim Knight of Capital City Bank, Mitch Burke and Dan Christie of the Gulf County Property Appraisers of ce and other friends of the church who attended the event. Many thanks to all who made this day possible for St. Peters. Praise God from whom all blessings ow. 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LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, August 29, 2013 W HollyHillFuneralHome&CremationServicesOeringcompassionateserviceand adviceduringthemostdicultoftimes.Weunderstandthatthelossofalovedonebrings aboutfeelingsofdeepsorrow,confusionandgrief. Wealsounderstandthatgrievingfamiliesareoften leftwithanumberofimportantdecisionstomakeat atimeofgreatemotionaldistress. Attimeslikethis,ourunderstandingandprofessional staffisheretohelpguideyouthroughthedecisions andarrangementsthatmustbemadetorespectthe memoryofyourlovedone.Fromtraditionalfunerals tocremation,weofferafullrangeofqualityservices tailoredtohonoryourfaithandfamilycustoms.HollyHillFuneralHome2775GarrisonAvenue|PortSt.Joe,Florida32456 (850)229-1929 Whiteies can cause major damage to ornamentalsWhiteies are common pest on many ornamental plants. Some of the most economically important species in Florida are the silver leaf whitey, g or cus whitey, citrus whitey, and the rugose spiraling whitey. The most frequently attacked plants include allamanda, chinaberry, citrus, g, fringe tree, gardenia, ligustrum, various palms, persimmon, viburnum and many annuals. Adult whiteies look like tiny white moths, but are most closely related to scale insects. Most are about 1/16 inch long and have four wings. The wings and body are covered with a ne white powder wax. Reliable identication is based on the adults. The immature whiteies (nymphs) typically occur on the underside of leaves, and at, oval in outline, and slightly smaller than a pin head. Some species are light green to whitish and somewhat transparent. Others are black in the center and have a white waxy fringe around the edge. Like soft scales, mealy bugs, and aphids, whiteies excrete large amount of honeydew, a sweet substance that provides an excellent medium for the growth of sooty mold. Besides being unattractive, this black fungus may retard a plants growth by interfering with photosynthesis. Fortunately, once the insects are controlled, sooty mold usually weathers away. You can get rid of it faster by applying a cooper spray. In fact, by mixing copper with an insecticide, you can solve both problems at the same time. Of course, you must apply the recommend products correctly, according to directions, and with the right equipment. You can use a pump-up or hose attachment sprayer. If you use a hose attachment until, be sure its designed for ornamentals not laws. Spray plants to the point of run off, covering the undersides of leaves thoroughly, and spray again about two weeks. This should solve your problem until the next major broad emerges. Of course, you shouldnt spray at all until youre sure whiteies are the real villains. May other problems can cause plants to decline. So, carefully examine the undersides of leaves for the presence of the whitey nymphs weve already described. If you conrm that whiteies are infesting you plants, dont try to control the adults. After large numbers of adults are seen, wait about two weeks before spraying. This two week delay will allow the eggs to hatch. The small nymphs, which are the most damaging to plants, are the easiest stage to control. You should concentrate your efforts on them rather than the mature whiteies. Chemical control the rst type of product to try is an insecticidal soap or horticultural oil spray. Some other chemical that are labeled for homeowners are: Bifenthrin, Imidacio Prid, Malathion, Neem Oil, Permethrin, Potassium Salts and Pyrethrins. Remember these are active ingredient that may be sold under different trade names. For more information on whiteies and their control contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 639-3200 or visit http://gulf.ifas.u.edu or http:// edis.ifas.u.edu. ROY LEE CArR TErRCounty extension director Three arrested for meth offenses in separate incidentsStar Staff ReportIn two separate incidents, the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce arrested three Wewahitchka residents last week on charges related to possession and manufacture of methamphetamine. April Denise Strickland, 41, and Sabrina M. Wakeeld, 22, were at 301 Lake Alice Drive last week on two counts of sale of methamphetamine (Strickland) and a single count of being a principal to sale of methamphetamine (Wakeeld). Strickland was issued a $15,000 bond at rst appearance; Wakeeld a $7,500 bond. The same day investigators arrested Anthony Bryan McDaniel, 29, at his residence at 210 Lucy Circle. After a search warrant was served, yielding chemicals and items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia used to ingest the drug as well as a quantity of methamphetamine, McDaniel was arrested and charged with attempting to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of listed chemicals, Bryan was rst appeared and released on $8,000 bond.Star Staff ReportU.S. Marshals arrested a Tennessee man after a Gulf County investigation into child molestation charges. Dennis J. Weaver, 66, of Marysville, TN and formerly of Gulf County, was arrested last week on one count of lewd or lascivious molestation of a child under 16 and three counts of lewd or lascivious battery on a child under 16. Both charges are second degree felonies. Weaver faces up to 15 years in prison on each count. The investigation began in early August after allegations were made against Weaver. Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce investigators conducted several undercover operations and determined there was evidence against Weaver. Weaver was arrested in Knoxville last week. He is custody in Tennessee awaiting extradition to Gulf County.PATr R ON AT LOCAL BUSINESS NABS BUr R GLAr RA Wewahitchka man was arrested last week after he was caught stealing items from several vehicles at a local tavern. Simon Samuel Hathaway, 41, was arrested on charges of burglary, grand theft and providing a false ID to a law enforcement ofcer. His bond on those charges was set at $10,000. He is also being held without bond for violation of probation and on a warrant out of Bay County. According to the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce, Hathaway was observed inside a vehicle outside the Tukedaways Tavern in Wewahitchka on the evening of Aug. 8. The patron pursued Hathaway and brought him back to the parking lot to wait for deputies. Property from two other vehicles was found in Hathaways vehicle. Hathaway had active warrants out of Bay County for burglary of a structure, grand theft and uttering forged instruments. Gulf County also had a warrant for Hathaway for violation of probation for burglary. Two days later, the Putnam County Sheriffs Ofce notied GCSO investigators that the vehicle driven by Hathaway and used during the vehicle burglaries in Wewahitchka was stolen from the PCSO Aug. 7.POr R T S S T. JOE MAN Arr RR ESTED ON Dr R UG CHAr R GESA Port St. Joe man was arrested last week on several charges including the sale of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Paul Ohara, 27, was arrested after a search warrant was executed at his 509 Hodrick Street residence. The search warrant was the culmination of a lengthy investigation by the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce Narcotics Unit. GCSO deputies and ofcers from the Port St. Joe Police Department executed the warrant. Ohara was served with two arrest warrants for sale of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church. A search of his residence yielded evidence of illegal drug activity and charges. Ohara was also charged possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also charged with living in Gulf County without registering as a convicted felon. Ohara was also served on a warrant out of Taylor County for failure to appear in court on charges of driving with a suspended drivers license. Ohara is in the Gulf County Jail on $70,000 bond for the two sale of crack cocaine counts, $10,000 for possession of crack cocaine, $2.500 for possession of drug paraphernalia and $2,500 for failure to register as a convicted felon. AprAPRIL DDENISE S STrRICKLAND AANTHONY BB. M MCDDANIEL SSABrRINA MM. WAKEFIELD Tennessee suspect arrested in child molestation investigation DDENNIS WEAVErR PAUL O O HArRA SSIMON H HATHAw W AY

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1) Whats a Japanese paper or silk wallhanging with a roller at the bottom? Kakemono, Kabuto, Koseki, Kodomo 2) NASA says it takes most of us how many days to recover from jet lag after crossing ve time zones? 2, 3, 4, 5 3) Of these which is not one of the three Van Pelt kids in Peanuts? Lucy, Linus, Franklin, Rerun 4) What role did Janet Jackson play on older TVs Good Times? Penny, Buffy, Thelma, Willona 5) Which sauce is also known as plum? Duck, Lobster, Alfredo, Hollandaise 6) What are artists who record for the same label? Chummers, Labelmates, Dubbers, Bedmates 7) Whose theme song included, Darling, I love you, but give me Park Avenue? Hart to Hart, Green Acres, McCloud, Jeffersons 8) What generation are you in if youre caring for parents and supporting kids? Jet Age, Quicksand, Garden Party, Sandwich 9) Which Soviet republic was rst to declare independence from Moscow in 1991? Armenia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine 10) In 1999 what was the rst computer worm to travel by email? Melvin, Melinda, Marvin, Melissa 11) The Mason-Dixon Line forms the border between? NC & VA, MD & VA, WV & PA, MD & PA 12) What is a super cial good looking man? Lume, Tremper, Himbo, Sardo 13) Alopecia is the medical condition for? Gout, Baldness, Athletes foot, Headache 14) What was the name of Roy Rogers dog? Silver, Bullet, Shemp, Daisy ANSWERS: 1) Kakemono 2) 5 3) Franklin 4) Penny 5) Duck 6) Labelmates 7) Green Acres 8) Sandwich 9) Lithuania 10) Melissa 11) MD & PA 12) Himbo 13) Baldness 14) Bullet COMMUNITY www.starfl.comThursday, August 29, 2013 BPage 1SectionTrivia FunWilson CaseyWC@Trivia Guy.com By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Sandi Christy spent last weeks DAWGS in Prison graduation detailing the perfect dog. That perfect dog, Christy concluded, is strictly in the eye of the owner. Christy, co-director of the Developing Adoptable Dogs with Good Sociability (DAWGS) in Prison program at the Gulf Forestry Camp considered the perfect dog while interviewing New Jersey newlyweds interested in adopting a dog. In addition to her work with DAWGS, Christy volunteers to place dogs at the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society through several rescue groups. One of those missions led her to the couple from New Jersey. While describing the prospective dog for the couple, the husband interrupted. He said, We dont expect a perfect dog, we just want a nice dog who will be part of our family, Christy said. I thought that was wonderful and then, what is the perfect dog? Ten people, Christy said, would In search of the perfect dogBy WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The annual Mexico Beach Arti cial Reef Association King sh Tournament took place last weekend and to kick off the event, a Captains Party was held on Friday night at the Veterans Memorial Park in Beacon Hill. In addition to gathering locals together for some pre-tournament food and drink, Mexico Beach Marina owners Nate Odom and Bill Mulligan dedicated an arti cial reef to U.S. Representative Steve Southerland and his family. Southerland represents Floridas District 2 and has been an active advocate for local shermen. Each year, the Mexico Beach Marina dedicates a reef to someone in the shing community. Steven Southerland has done a tremendous job for our district, said Odom. Hes done a lot for local shermen and were dedicating this reef to his family. Southerland accepted the dedication to thunderous applause and thanked Odom and Mulligan for the privilege to name the reef after his family. I could not ask for better support, said Southerland. Im part of a family that shes and I will continue to ght for all seafood After accepting the award, Southerland told the crowd that he hoped his familys reef produced a lot of good days for area shermen. Since 2011 Southerland has served on House committees for natural resources and transportation and infrastructure. He currently serves on subcommittee for sheries, wildlife, oceans, and insular affairs along with Coast Guard and maritime transportation. Money raised from the King sh Tournament goes toward funding various MBARA reef building and research projects. WES LOCHER | The StarMexico Beach Marina owners Bill Mulligan (left) and Nate Odom (right) dedicated an arti cial reef to Congressman Steve Southerland and his family for his longtime support of local shermen. WES LOCHER | The StarMiss King sh 2013, Taylor Gallagher of Pensacola, awarded raf e prizes and took photos with her fans. Rep. Southerland honored with memorial reef DAWGS in Prison reaches 300 saved SPECIAL TO THE STARThe 28th graduating class from the DAWGS in Prison program at the Gulf Forestry Camp. The program has now saved 300 shelter dogs and provided life/work skills to more than 320 inmates.See DAWGS B6By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Six years ago Randall Tharp took the bait. An accomplished angler in local tournaments in Alabama, Tharp decided to divest himself of a successful construction business to follow the sirens song of the professional shing circuit. He was, pardon the pun, hooked. Line. And. Sinker. And today Tharp is reveling in the glow of a major championship, the winner two weeks ago over 150 other pros of the Forrest Wood Cup at the Red River (LA) presented by WalMart, the World Championship of the FLW Series. In winning a title that escaped him in 2012, Tharp cashed a winners check of $500,000, boosting his career winnings over $1.4 million. Tharp is 12th in points among 172 FLW competitors for Angler of the Year and a year-end nancial bonus. Also sponsored by a heavyweight array EverStart Batteries, Ranger Boats, Chevy Trucks, Evinrude, Power-Pole, Lowrance, GAMMA, Halo Fishing, 4X4 Jigs and Bass Boat Technologies among others the St. Joe Beach resident lives with proof that his plunge paid off. He has done so on his own, fashioning his career a step at a time without the backing of a huge corporate sponsor. It certainly validates your career, Tharp said of the Forrest Wood Cup title. I would compare it to golf. A lot of professional golfers dont win a major. I won a major in our sport and I dont think it will be my last. I had nished well last year and had shed Red River in the spring and nished fourth. I feel like in the big tournaments like that I rise to the occasion. I had a feeling when I left here for the tournament that I was going to have an opportunity. Tharp, known for his acumen in shallow-water shing, started strong with a stout bounty of over 12 pounds on the rst day of the four-day tournament. He maintained his position near the top of the leaderboard over the next two days, snagging roughly 10 pounds per day, and then clinched the tournament with his heaviest catch of bass on the nal day, over 14 pounds. After three days this calm came over me, Tharp said. There were all the boats around, the cameras and people, and I was just 100 percent focused on what I was doing. The other competitors and what they are doing can in uence what you do dramatically. Thats when strategy comes in and you have to make decisions. You win tournaments by making great decisions. Those decisions, Tharp said, focus on the many variables in play when to sh, where to sh, getting a feel for what is going on with the sh and your competitors. For example, Tharp attributed his blazing nal day to his observation that sh were biting big in the afternoon, when the temperatures had PHOTOS COURTESY OF WWW.RANDYTHARP.COMAbove: Randall Tharps af nity for shing in shallow water, what he calls powershing, was instrumental in winning $500,000 and the Forrest Wood Cup title two weeks ago. Left: Randall Tharp and his wife Sara have come to love St. Joe Beach and their life on the shing circuit.Local man shes to world title six years after turning proA plunge pays off See THARP B6

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LocalB6 | The Star Thursday, August 29, 2013risen, and in shallow waters. That research and understanding the competition and waters is a critical part of the process, Tharp said. There are three days of practice shing prior to every tournament. We show up for a tournament and get on the water and sh from morning until night for three days, Tharp said. You try to establish a pattern. For instance, I like shing in really shallow water. I call it power-shing. But you also have to have versatility to win every week. Tharp discovered small local tournament shing in the late 1990s. Born in Miami, he had met his wife, Sara, in Alabama and established a construction company. On the weekends or summer weeknights, Tharp said, he competed in plenty low-dollar tournaments, pocketing his share of $20 purses. But he understood he had much to learn. He began reading voraciously, seeking information wherever he could nd it. He also had innate gifts. He started shing in satellite series, the Bama and Choo-Choo BFL Divisions, winning points titles in both divisions in 2007 and $15,000. He saw a path ahead. Thats when I decided I was going to try this fulltime, Tharp said. I was having fun. I was winning quite a bit of money shing. It was not something I planned. Im just real competitive. He soon realized he could make a go of the shing gig, winning an EverStart event on Lake Eufaula and the rst two B.A.S.S. Opens he entered during his rst year as a pro in 2008. It hasnt been easy to sh at this level, Tharp said. I would compare it to golf. You can have all the equipment, knowledge and practice, but you have to have a talent. I also found I have another thing the top anglers have. I can go anywhere in the country and the world and dominate. Tharp has been a BFL Divisional points winner three times, the EverStart Southeast points winner in 2009 and BASS Southern Open points winner in 2010. In 2010, Tharp qualied for the Forrest Wood Cup, PAA Championship and Bassmaster Classic, the championships of each circuit he was shing. The circuit is a consuming mistress, though. Tharp is currently home for a few weeks, but he will soon hit the road. He shes 15 to 22 or 23 events each year. He and Sara live out of a recreational vehicle and when on the road it is 24/7. Tharp estimates he has roughly a month off each year. Its a different lifestyle but we have come to love it, Tharp said. It is fun and we have met some of the coolest people all over the country. A little more than three years ago he and Sara moved to St. Joe Beach. They had vacationed in the area before and were beckoned by the beaches, saltwater shing and the opportunity to gaze onto the ocean each morning they are home. This is where we wanted to be, Tharp said. I fell in love with this area and my wife did too. And on a recent sunny morning, his Forrest Wood Cup home beside him as he gazed out on the Gulf of Mexico, the future seemed quite bright for Randall Tharp. People are so passionate about shing, especially tournament shing, Tharp said. There are a lot of people like me who are also competitive about shing, who love to compete. I think the sky is the limit (for the sport). likely provide 10 different answers. Some will insist the perfect dog is AKC registered, but despite pedigrees those dogs also have numerous health issues. A veterinarian might attest that the healthiest dogs are mixed-breeds, Christy said. She noted however, that her own golden retriever died from one of the worst forms of canine cancer due to an abnormality in breeding lines for golden retrievers. Others, Christy said, say the perfect dog is the good hunter, the agile dog, the obedient dog. But these same dogs may not be good family dogs, Christy said. Over the past 28 dog graduations spanning fourplus years, however, the DAWGS in Prison program has sent 300 adoptable dogs to new homes, saving a shelter dog and providing what 300 owners might attest as the perfect dog. The Sherers from Connecticut, a two-career couple, wanted a canine companion and adopted Ryan. Ryan was trained to be a certied therapy dog and accompanies the couple to hospitals and nursing homes. After the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Ryan was selected as one of the therapy dogs helping children recover from that horric tragedy. For the Sherers, their black lab mix Ryan is the perfect dog, Christy said. Bob Pellito of Tampa, Christy said, adopted a lab/ hound named Dante, discarded because he was not perfect, one of an average of 7 million dogs abandoned on any given day in the country. After DAWGS, Dante trained as a diabetic alert dog and became Pellitos constant companion, saving his life one night when Pellito nodded off into a diabetic coma. His life was saved that night due to his perfect dog, Christy said. And Sheila Briggs from Massachusetts was seeking a lab mix that would be good with her small children and cats. A dog that would like the water and playing in the park, Christy said. She picked Everett, Who has turned out to be the perfect dog for them protecting and loving the kids and swimming with them at the lake, Christy said. So, perfection seems to be in the eye of the beholder, or adopter, Christy continued. We, at DAWGS, do not look for perfect dogs. We look for dogs with potential the potential to be great companions and family dogs. Perfection is not a prerequisite for the inmate trainers, more than 300 strong since the inception of the program, who apply to be part of the program and must meet 24/7 responsibilities in caring for the dogs. The inmates learn skills that, in a host of instances, they have gone on to apply to become a productive member of society, in several cases working directly with animals. We also value their potential, Christy said of the inmates who have made DAWGS a success story. We value their potential. The potential in the men here to learn and grow. They learn a lot patience, discipline, teamwork and how to train and care for a dog. That is our mission at DAWGS in Prison, to fulll the potential of our inmate trainers and their dogs to give them the skills to be the best they can be. In so doing, maybe they will be the perfect companion, worker or family member in the future. The graduates of the 28th DAWGS in Prison class were destined to two states, half going to spots around Florida while half were transported to new families in Massachusetts. Several were still awaiting adoption to forever homes. The program has sent dogs to 15 different states. With the graduation of one class, the next arrived last week at the Forestry Camp to begin the eightweek program to become some persons perfect dog. The St. Joseph Bay Humane Society is always in need of new volunteers. Call 227-1103 for more information or to become a volunteer. 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SmartLensesSMCanproduceclearvisionwithoutglasses, atalldistances BoardCertified andCataractSurgeonBoardCertified andCataractSurgeon 1109456 CouponExpires:9-15-13CODE:SJ00 ForgottenCoast UsedandOutof PrintBooksHasReopenedAugust22,2013 initsNewAir-ConditionedLocation ComeBrowseourCollectionofRegional Literature,GiftQualityUsedBooks, FirstEditions,LocalAuthors, NewerTitlesatUsed-BookPrices 236AWaterStreet intheHighCottonMarketplace, Apalachicola(nexttoCafeConLeche)OpenMon-Sat10AMto5PM, Sun1PMto5PM DAWGS from page B6 THARP from page B1 We, at DAWGS, do not look for perfect dogs. We look for dogs with potential the potential to be great companions and family dogs.Sandi Chirsty co-director of the Developing Adoptable Dogs with Good Sociability (DAWGS)

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, August 29, 2013 The Star | B7 95151 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2022-CA-000115 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WACHOVIA BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. ALLAN RICHARDS, et al, Defendant(s), NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 14, 2013, entered in Case No. 23-2011CA-000115 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, N.A, successor in interest to Wells Fargo Bank, NA, successor in interest to Wachovia Bank, NA, is the Plaintiff and Allan Richards, Stephen G. Slade, Ovation on Cape San Blas Homeowners Association, Inc., Any And All Unknown Parties Claiming by, Through, Under, And Against The Herein named Individual Defendant(s) Who are not Known To Be Dead Or Alive, Whether Said Unknown Parties May Claim An Interest in Spouses, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Or Other Claimants are defendants, the Gulf County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby, Gulf County Clerk of Court office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. ET on the 19th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure. LOT 18, OVATION ON CAPE SAN BLAS PHASE I, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 56, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT 18 OVATION S/D, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456 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. Dated in Gulf County, Florida this 20th day of August, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 10-61412 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) 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, please call 711. August 29, September 5, 2013 92164S NOTICE OF SALE BY THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned BECKY NORRIS, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Port St. Joe, Florida, will on September 12, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time at the front lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Gulf County, Florida, to-wit: Lots 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 and 40, Block D, Beaty Subdivision of White City, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page(s) 23, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. TAX PARCEL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 02889-000R At the time of the sale, as set forth hereinabove, the successful high bidder shall post with the Clerk a deposit equal to five percent (5%) of the final bid. The deposit shall be applied to the sale price at the time of payment. The balance of the sale price shall be paid in full to the Clerk by 4:00 p.m., on the same day as the sale. This sale is made pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in a case pending in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, the style of which is: REGIONS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. Y GAMBLE, INC.; JAMES E. ANTOLCHICK; LISA A. ANTOLCHICK n/k/a LISA A. WAILLY; ROYAL FLUSH PLUMBING SERVICES OF NORTHWEST FLORIDA, INC.; UNKNOWN OCCUPANT A, 7243 Dahlia Street, Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 and UNKNOWN OCCUPANT B, 7243 Dahlia Street, Wewahitchka, Florida 32465, Defendants. and the docket number of which is CASE NO. 2012-000004-CA 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 Court Administrator at the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe,. Florida 32456 at (850) 7475338 within 2 working days of your receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing impaired, call 1(800) 955-8771; if you are voice impaired, call 1(800) 955-8770. IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAYMENT OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSUANT TO THE FINAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT. IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER 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. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court on August 14, 2013. BECKY NORRIS Clerk, Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk THE NEWSPAPER IS REQUESTED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVE OCAD 2010-7 TO DELIVER THE PROOF OF PUBLICATION DIRECTLY TO THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY August 22, 29, 2013 92168S JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 232012CA 000225CAAXMX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC Plaintiff, TREZIA HUDDLESTON A/K/A TREZIA L. HUDDLESTON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TREZIA HUDDLESTON A/K/A TREZIA L. HUDDLESTON; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 13, 2013, and entered in Case No. 232012 CA000225CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida. NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC is Plaintiff and TREZIA HUDDLESTON A/K/A TREZIA L. HUDDLESTON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TREZIA HUDDLESTON A/K/A TREZIA L. HUDDLESTON; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN THE FRONT LOBBY OF THE COURTHOUSE, AT 1000 CECIL COSTIN BOULEVARD, PORT ST. JOE IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA 32456, at 11:00 A.M. ET, on the 12th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 3, BLOCK I, RISH SUBDIVISION, BEING AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 36; RUNNING THENCE N 01 DEG. 17E ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 36 FOR A DISTANCE OF 1090.39 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION OF SAID EAST LINE WITH THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF CORN GRIFFIN STREET (A PRIVATE 60 FOOT R/W); THENCE LEAVING SAID EAST LINE RUN S 89 DEG. 59 W ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 118.31 FEET TO THE POINT ON THE CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 100.00 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 90 DEG. 00, AND BEING SUBTENDED BY A CHORD BEARING S 44 DEG. 59 W FOR 141.42 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, RUN N 62 DEG. 20 W FOR A DISTANCE OF 247.58 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE N 85 DEG. 19 W FOR A DISTANCE OF 264.35 FEET; THENCE N 01 DEG. 06 E FOR A DISTANCE OF 429.15 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF PRESBYTERIAN STREET (A PRIVATE 60 FOOT R/W); THENCE N 41 DEG. 15 E ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 136.68 FEET TO THE POINT ON THE CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 145.20 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 24 DEG. 20 59, AND BEING SUBTENDED BY A CHORD BEARING N 53 DEG. 28E FOR 61.67 FEET; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID CURVING SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 62.13 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID CURVING SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, RUN S 11 DEG. 04 E FOR A DISTANCE OF 601.21 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A 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. Dated this 13th day of August, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS As Clerk of said Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk This Notice is Provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, 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, Florida 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least (7) seven 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. Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Suite 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Phone: (954)382-3486 Fax: (954)382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahane andassociates.com File No. 12-04376 NML August 22, 29, 2013 92170S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-273-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ALPHONSO SHEPPARD, HEATHER SHEPPARD A/K/A HEATHER R. SHEPPARD, KASIE M. SHEFFIELD, and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Replevin and Foreclosure dated July 17, 2013, in Case No. 12-273-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and ALPHONSO SHEPPARD, HEATHER SHEPPARD A/K/A HEATHER R. SHEPPARD, and KASIE M. SHEFFIELD are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on September 12th, 2013, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: THE SOUTH HALF OF LOT 3, WHITFILED ACRES SUBDIVISION, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: Commence at the Southeast corner of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 8 West, Gulf County, Florida, said point also lying on the Westerly right of way of North Squirrel Street; thence run along said right of way North 660.00 feet to a re-bar for the Point of Beginning; thence from said Point of Beginning continue along said right of way North 104.97 feet to a rod and cap; thence leaving said right of way run South 89 West 209.73 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 00 West 105.00 feet to a rod and cap; thence North 89 East 209.86 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: August 14th, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Garvin B. Bowden, Esq. Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32308 August 22, 29, 2013 95029S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS RFP 2013-06 Sealed bids for City of Port St. Joe for Phase II Water Project Materials Purchase will be received at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 up until 4:00 PM EST, Friday September 13, 2013. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged, Friday September 13, 2013 at 4:05 PM EST, in the City Commission Chambers. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked with bidders name, address, date and time of opening, and bid number for Phase II Water Project Materials Purchase. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Direct Purchase of materials as listed in the Base Bid sheet that are required to complete the replacement of various water main and service connections throughout the distribution system. For questions concerning this project, please contact John Grantland at 850-229-8247 The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to accept or reject any and all Statements of Bids in whole or in part, to waive informalities in the process, to obtain new Statements of Bids, or to postpone the opening pursuant to the Citys purchasing policies. Each Statement of Bid shall be valid to the City of Port St. Joe for a period of sixty (60) days after the opening. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer August 22, 29, 2013 95075S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2010-CA-000474 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. JAMES HOWELL, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated July 17, 2013 and entered in Case No. 23-2010-CA000474 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and JAMES HOWELL; CAPITAL ONE; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 12th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT -5-(UNRECORDED) COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTH HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN SOUTH 317.56 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 81 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 27 SECONDS WEST 552.57 TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING SAID POINT LYING ON THE CENTERLINE OF SPRUCE DRIVE. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN NORTH 31 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 50 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID CENTERLINE A DISTANCE OF 110.05 FEET TO A NAIL AND CAP (MARKED NO. 4440), THENCE LEAVING SAID CENTERLINE RUN SOUTH 08 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST 239.03 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED NO. 4889), THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DECREES 30 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST 111.45 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED NO. 7160), THENCE RUN NORTH 08 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 28 SECONDS EAST 221.69 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH AN INGRESS/ EGRESS, DRAINAGE AND UTILITY CASEMENT LYING OVER AND ACROSS THE NORTHERLY PORTION THEREOF AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 200, PAGE 820. A/K/A 230 SPRUCE AVE., WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32456 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act 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) 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, please call 711. ADA Coordinator P.O. Box 1089 Panama City, FL 32402 Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org F10079591 August 22, 29, 2013 95079S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-280-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. HAL MITCHELL LEWIS, KIMBERLY S. BUSKENS f/k/a KIMBERLY S. LEWIS, and THE UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF 241 COLUMBUS AVE., PORT ST. JOE, FL, Defendants. 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 12, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, at the Gulf County Courthouse Lobby, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes offer for sale, and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder, the following described real property situated in Gulf County, Florida: LOT 10, BLOCK A OF HIGHLAND VIEW SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE(S) 22, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure in a case pending in said Court. 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 a, in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact ADA Coordinator, P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, Florida 32402, Phone: 850747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717, Hearing Impaired: Dial 711, Email: ADAReguest@judl4.fl courts.org at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court this 14th day of August, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk August 22, 29, 2013 95081S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-280-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. HAL MITCHELL LEWIS, KIMBERLY S. BUSKENS f/k/a KIMBERLY S. LEWIS, and THE UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF 241 COLUMBUS AVE., PORT ST. JOE, FL, Defendants. 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 12, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, at the Gulf County Courthouse Lobby, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes offer for sale, and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder, the following described real property situated in Gulf County, Florida: PARCEL 2: LOT 8, BLOCK 35 OF PORT ST. JOE BEACH UNIT TWO, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure in a case pending in said Court. 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 a, in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact ADA Coordinator, P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, Florida 32402, Phone: 850747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717, Hearing Impaired: Dial 711, Email: ADAReguest@judl4.fl courts.org at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court this 14th day of August, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk August 22, 29, 2013 95091S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 13-34-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF ANDY LYNN STEWART Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of ANDY LYNN STEWART, deceased, whose date of death was April 25, 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 representatives 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 Creamers Tree ServiceLicensed & Insured. Free estimates. (850) 832-9343 Alpha & Omega Cleaning ServicesCleaning through Inspiration Move in/Move out, vacation rentals and commercial... call for details! 850-827-4283 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020

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Early Learning Center 176 Field of Dreams Avenue Port St. Joe 229-6415 North Gulf County Early Child Dev Center 131 East River Road Wewahitchka 639-6520 4514163 ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free: 800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: thestar@pcnh.com thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW 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 22, 2013. Personal Representative: Christine M. Stewart P.O. Box 516 Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Tel: (850)-227-1159 email: ccostin@ costinlaw.com August 22, 29, 2013 95095S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 13-25-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF JAMES F. SHELBY Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of JAMES F. SHELBY, deceased, whose date of death was December 25, 2012, 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 representatives 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 22, 2013. Personal Representative: Judith B. Shelby 449 Haney Circle N.W. Charleston, TN 37310 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Tel: (850)-227-1159 email: ccostin@ costinlaw.com August 22, 29, 2013 95155S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEVIED SEALED BIDS *RFP 2013-01* READVERTISEMENT ALL BIDDERS MUST SUBMIT NEW BIDS The City of Port St. Joe will receive sealed bids from any qualified and properly licensed company or corporation interested in providing construction services for the following project: US-98 LANDSCAPING -North Port St. Joe Gateway Project is located in the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, and consists of NEW LANDSCAPING AND IRRIGATION on US-98. Bids will be received at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456 until 3 PM Eastern Time on Thursday, September 12, 2013. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged at that time in the City Commission Chambers. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked with the bidders name, address, date and time of opening, and project name/bid number as noted above. The complete Bid Solicitation can be downloaded from the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency website at www.PSJRA.com. August 29, September 5, 2013 M Bch: 111 N 38th St, Aug. 31, 8am-1pm CSTHuge SaleRain cancels. Mexico Beach 400 Colorado Dr. Sat. August 31st 8:00 am (central) -? Ladies bicycle, outside canopy/tent, running boards, ladies clothing, tools & household items Text FL63578 to 56654 Utility Trailer 4 ft. x 8 ft., all galvanized, barely used. Wide tires for beach use. $795. Call:647-8245 Text FL63564 to 56654 Cleaning Peoplewanted, Sat 10-4pm, w/ some Sundays. Needs to be dependable and detailed oriented. Ref req. Call 850-381-5333 OtherParish AdministratorSmall parish in Apalachicola, FL. 25-30 hours/week with benefits. Inter-personal and computer skills important. For full job expectations, go to our website at: www. trinityapalachicola.org. Click on Administrators Position If interested, please email your qualifications and salary requirements to: info@trinityapalachicola.or g. Web ID#: 34262381 Other The City of Port St Joe is accepting Applications for the following position:Two(2) Volunteer Firefighters and First Responders PreferredPlease submit an application and cover letter along with 5 references to The City of Port St. Joe, Attn: Charlotte Pierce, POB 278, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. Applications can be found on our website at: cityofportstjoe.com If you have any questions please contact Charlotte Pierce at 850229-8261. The positions will close on September 20, 2013. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Web ID#: 34208239 Retail/SalesSalesNeed reliable people to set appts at local Sears stores. Earn up to & over $14-$16/hr (base + bonus). Part-time. No telemarketing. Email: In-StoreRecruit@SearsHomeP ro.com or call 888-830-3892. Seniors welcome! EOE/AA. Web ID#: 34263469 Text FL63469 to 56654 HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESIs accepting application for: Office Assistant Full-time, must have prior office experience, attentive to detail and follow-up, be able to quickly learn computer software & have excellent customer service skills. Working weekends is required. Great benefits. Inspectors Reliable, hardworking with good customer service & teamwork skills. Must have reliable transportation & work weekends. For more information, call Sandra at 850-927-7601. Qualified applicants may apply 9-5 weekdays at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr, St. George Island. Web ID#: 34263478 Logistics/TransportJob AnnouncementDrivers WantedTri-County Community Council, Inc. is accepting applications for Substitute Drivers for the Bay Area Transportation Program to drive less than 20 hours per week. 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 a CDL Drivers license or be willing to obtain, agree to physical and background screening. Applications may be obtained at 1021 Massalina Drive, 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 30, 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#: 34263173 Text FL63173 to 56654 Logistics/TransportJob AnnouncementDispatcher WantedTri-County Community Council, Inc. is accepting applications for Dispatcher for the Bay Area Transportation Program. Great Benefits. DUTIES: Assist with assigning vehicles to pick-up locations to transport riders to pre-determined location. Perform duties of driver when needed. REQUIREMENTS: Must be 23 years of age and have at least 5 years driving experience without violations. Must have a CDL Drivers license or be willing to obtain, agree to physical and background screening. Applications may be obtained as follows: at 1021 Massalina Drive, PC. or call (800) 395-2696 or visit: www .tricountycommunity council.com. Applications must be submitted by August 30, 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#: 34263208 Text FL63208 to 56654 SalesNA TIONAL & ALAMO OPEN HOUSE P ANAMA CITY AIRPORT!! 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